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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 13, 1934, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS IT I ft VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRES8 LEASED WIFJB SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 13 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 237 HITLER LISTS 77 TRAITORS SLAIN 2 SLAYERS GIVE LIVES IN LETHAL GAS CHAMBERS York Boy Dies in Arizona for Killing in Holdup STATE PRISON FLORENCE July 13 J Sbaughnessy 19 year old killer from Albany N was executed at a in today in the lethal gas cham ber of the state prison Shaughnessy convicted of the killing a year ago of Lon Blanken ship in a holdup met death calmly He walked without aid to the death chair where he was strapped suting and waitedwithout a show of emotion fatal fumes which were released at a m Three minutes later he was pronounced dead as his body convulsed A moment before he enteied the chamber walking with the prison chaplain he stopped and faced War den A G Walker I love you God he said to the warden Alter spending the early part of the night in prayer Shaughnessy outwardly became light hearted in the last few hours before the ex ecution He sang songs to the tune of an accordion played by Louis Douglass the only other occupant of death row Douglass is under sen tence to die Aug 31 for the killing of a prospector The youth smoked several cigars drank ginger ale and chatted almost gayly with a young couple who came to the prison and stayed with him almost unti dawn They re fused to say who they were Condemned Man Whistles STATE PRISON CARSON CITY July 13 Behiter 36 Syrian formerly of St Louis was executed in the prison lethal gas chamber at sunrise to day The convicted slayer of Maxine Armstrong Las Vegas dance hall girl whistled a tune as he walked into the small gas chamber Dont strap me to the chair too he said to prison officials II might keep the gas from my Fiftyfive witnesses gathered about the glass windoxvs saw Behiter enter the chamber at a m Two minutes and 15 seconds later the heavy door had been clamped shut and at a m the gas started rising from a jar beneath the chair He was pronounced dead at a m Behiter was the seventh man ex ecuted by lethal gas in Nevada since that method of capital punish TTicnt was adopted by the state leg islature 13 years ago He was convicted of killing the Armstrong girl with a miners pick in 1931 45 lowans Want to Take Barber Exams DES MO1NES July 13 tyfive appHcationsJiave been filed to take the state barber examinations Twenty will be examined for barber apprentices and 25 for barbers Wea FORECAST IOWA Showers and thun derstorms probable F r i d a y night and Saturday except generally fair Saturday in northwest portion Not so Saturday in extreme west portion MINNESOTA Mostly un settled probably with showers or local thunderstorms Friday night and Saturday not so warm Saturday and In west central portion Friday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 88 Minimum in Night 64 At 8 A HI Friday Rainfall 78 The hardest and heaviest rain of 1934 Thursday night accompanied by much lightning brought Julys moisture total to Inches There was a brisk resumption of the rain at 9 oclock Friday morning prov ing that the formula for precipita tion has been definitely recovered by the weatherman 5an Francisco General Strike Threat Looms North Iowa Cool After Heavy Rains Southern Section of State Swelters in Blazing Sun While a blazing sun rocketed tem peratures toward the hundred mark again in southern Iowa North Iowa was cool Friday following heavy rains during the night and morning Mason cny had 78 of an inch Thursday night and another 08 fell in two showers after 8 oclock Fri day morning Meanwhile the midwest counted a beat toll of two dead Both under Thursays scorching sun Aloysius Modelski 34 died in Omaha where the mercury touched 99 degrees His death was attributed to heat exhaustion which brought on a heart attack Second Heat Victim The second vltirii of the new so lar rampage was a Newton woman Mrs Joseph Fisher 96 stricken while mowing the lawn at her home Southern Iowa Missouri Illinois Nebraska and Southern Minnesota sweltered In temperatures for which only the relief of possible scattered showers was forecast For Nebraska it was the fifth consecutive day of centurybatter ing heat marks Lincoln registered the hottest July12 on weather bureau records with an official 105 degrees at 4 p exceeding all previous rec ordsby five degrees 110 at Grand Island Grand Island reported a maximum 110 which was maintain ed for two hours Des Moines bask ed in a modest 96 while a heavy Iowa rain copied Cedar Rapids Bur lington was lashed by an electrical storm which brought 87 inches of rain but the mercury shot up to 91 shortly after the skiea cleared Nebraska crop experts were dubi ous about the good corn prospects which seemed aparent two weeks ago Following a meeting of farm ers representatives from 14 south eastern and central Nebraska coun ties the experts declared that high temperatures hot winds and un yielding drought had definitely in jured the corn crop Duluth with a reading of 84 and Minneapolis with 86 were definite ly out of the torrid zone while Lake Michigan helped Milwaukee to enjoy a coolish 80 and Chicago an 82 Rain In East Iowa Eastern Iowa received fairly gen eral rains again heaviest being 71 of an inch at Burlington A few North Iowa points however receiv ed substantial rains notably Charles City where 68 of an inch fell The southern part of the state again was hottest the mercury hit ting the 10 mark at Clarinda La moni reported 99 and Creston 97 Humidity was high making the heat more noticeable the weather bureau said GIRL ATTACKED AND THEN SLAIN Body of 8 Year Old Child Found Middle Aged Man Held SAN FRANCISCO July attacked and then slain the body of an 8 yeur old girl was found in the yard of a house near here today The girl Elaine Watson disap peared last nfght Police said the body was half buried A middle aged man who gave his name Albert Rushe was taken into custody Police said he lived in the house where the girls body was found Find Body of lowan on Railroad Trestle WATERLOO July 13 body of William Argall about 47 Waterloo machinist was found at 6 a m today on the Rock Island railroad trestle over Black Hawk creek near his home Apparently he had been killed by a train TAXICAB UNIONS AND TEAMSTERS JOIN WALKOUT Food Shortage Faced St Paul Truckers Stay on Job By ASSOCIATED PRESS Strikes threatened a food short age In San Francisco and vicinity Friday A tightening blockade par alyzed both water and land com merce as teamsters walked but in sympathy with the striking waterfront workers Three striking Seattle maritime unions voted overwhelmingly for ar bitration of the waterfront dispute which has virtually halted Pacific coast shipping for several weeks At Gadsen employes of the Dwight Manufacturing com pany large cotton mill walked out in protest against the discharge of five men active in the United Tex tile Workers of America Minneapolis employers strove to avert a second strike of truck driv ers called for Moricay They offered concessions to the drivers St Paul truckmen balloting ed Thursday night to strike in sym pathy with the men in Minneapolis BELEAGUERED CITY SAN FRANCISCO July 13 Housewives and men in the street felt the Pacific coasts maritime strike today as an increasing num ber of labor unions Joined the move ment toward a general strike in the San Francisco bay area Shortages of food gasoline and fuel became an actual theat With a move toward a general strike gaining headway in Portland and rumblings of a similar movement heard in Los Angeles the San Francisco strategy committee called a meeting of all unions this afternoon at which a general strike is expected to be demanded Pledged to Strike Nearly workers in San Francisco and the transbay cities of Oakland Berkeley and Alameda have pledged themselves to walk out in sympathy with striking maritime workers if the strategy committees say the word Twentyfive hundred taxicab drivers and chauffeurs walked out here at 5 oclock this morning bringing to the number who have already joined in a protest for immediate settlement of the water front strike Nearly butchers laundry men and retail de livery men will join them Saturday night The present situation in which Dr J C Geiger city health offi cer said the very health of the city is in gave residents an inkling of what a general strike would be like Garden Trucks Halted With garden trucks being halted outside the wholesale mer chants said San Franciscos fresh fruit and vegetable supply would be exhausted by Saturday night Suffi cient meat is on hand to last five days but wholesale butchers al ready have walked out and retail meat cutters will hang up their cleavers Saturday night Grocery stores had supplies on their shelves sufficient to last from three days to a month but with In creased demand from housewives and the truck drivers strike cutting off replenishments some were al ready limiting sales Emergency Committee Oil companies organized an emer gency committee as the gasoline shortage threatened to become acute by nightfall with a conse quent paralyzing of all automobile traffic Chief of Police Quinn began a re organization of his entire force to cope with the changed situation Streetcar men and mem bers of the building trades council were among unionists who joined the beck and call of the strategy committee today Approves Grant Charge WASHINGTON July 13 Secretary Ickes approved change of the loan and grant of to Center Poipt Iowa to a grant of comprising 30 per cent of the cost of labor and materials for an addition to a building TWO KILLED THREE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CLEVELAND RIOT July 13 Two persons were killed and three seriously wounded in a riot today at the Cuyahoga county relief administration offices in downtown Cleveland The gunfire started after some one in a crowd of relief appli cants grabbed a riot gun from a policeman in a squad which had been sent to quell a disturbance A Negro woman was shot down and died a few minutes later A man believed to be named White was shot and killed One policeman and a bystand er were shot and as the firing continued another woman fell with wounds The man who was killed was caught in a cross fire Additional riot squads were rushed to the scene Within 20 minutes order was restored Woman Dies in Austria After Bomb Explosion Seven Nazi Suspects Held in Jail Stand in Shadow of Gallows VIENNA July death of a woman victim of a bombing for which seven Nazi sus pects are in jail placed the seven in the shadow of the gallows to the bombing can be fast ened on them No Nazi has yet been hung under the emergency laws for antigov ernment bombing offenses which have plagued Austria for months Frau Hermine Uraubna of Graz one of four persons injured in a bomb explosion at Salzburg yes terday died last night Police Inspector Held Meanwhile the strenuous cam paign of Major Emil Fey agalrjst Austrian Nazis seeking to oust them from positions in the state police producedc a concrete result with the arrest of Edouard Fischer Salzburg inspector of po lice A woman employe of the direc tor of public security in Salzburg province also was arrested in con nection with the Salzburg bomb which blew up police head quarters there The woman was charged with participating in the bombing while Fischer was accused of shielding one of the bombers Both also were accused of espionage Hand Grenade Thrown The only new terrorism was an explosion resulting from a hand grenade being thrown into the nouse of district leader of tho Fascist helmwehr in Folfsberg Carinthia He was critically in jured and his home was wrecked Feys attention was also focused on a new edition of the Vienna telephone book The book still listed Nazi headquarters in Vienna as Adolf Hitler Four ranking police executives in Vienna have been questioned concerning Nazi propaganda FOUR ARMED MEN IN SEDAN SOUGHT Two Farmers in Wisconsin Report Being Chased by Bandit Suspects ST PAUL July 13 heavily armed men traveling in a large black sedan were sought to day by officers 01 Minnesota and Wisconsin after two farmers re ported they were chased by one wielding a shotgun as they ap proached their car parked at VIr oqua Wls Inmates of the county poor farm nearby said they heard shooting be fore 5 a m Melvin C Passolt superintendent of the state bureau of criminal ap prehension received a call from Sheriff Riley at La Cronse this morning to be on the lookout for the mon whom he believed to be bandits HULL DECLARES SLUR AT HITLER WAS UNOFFICIAL Regrets Johnson Talk Was Misconstrued by Germans WASHINGTON July 13 Replying to an official German protest against the antiHitler ut terances at Waterloo Iowa of Hugh S Johnson the state department said today it was to be regretted that the position occupied by the recovery administrator made it pos sible for remarks by him as an in dividual to be misconstrued as of The department made this state ment In explaining a visit to Secre tary Hulls offices today by Dr Rudolph Leitner charge daffaires of the German embassy to protest Johnsons speech In his Waterloo speech yesterday the NRA chief said conditions in Germany made him very actively Beyond The idea that adult responsible men can he taken from their homes up against a to shot to beyond he added An official announcement of Dr Liotners visit to the department said German charge dlaffaires called at the department of state this morning and protested to the secretary of state against the re marks reported to have been made by Gen Hugh S Johnson in a speech on July 12 1934 relative to recent events in Germany The secretary of state called the attention of Dr Leitner to the pub lished statement of General John son which appeared in this morn ings press to the effect that he was speaking as an individual and not for the state department or for the Explanation Confirmed Mr Hull confirmed the accuracy of this explanation and said it was to be regretted that the position in the government occupied by the speaker made it possible for re marks uttered by him as an individ ual to be misconstrued as Secretary Hull declined to answer questions asked by newspapermen concerning any other phases of Gen eral Johnsons speech or the Ger man governments protest He also declined to nay whether the state department considered the statement made to Leitner by Hull could be considered as closing the episode or whether any further ac tion by the German government was anticipated TO STAND BY GUNS OMAHA July 13 Hugh Johnson NRA administrator today said he had no intention of backing down from bis denunciation of the Hitler purge in the face of Dr Rudolf Leltners call at the state department in Washington I meant everything I said Gen eral reiterated when shown dispatches relating that Leitner charge daffaires of the German embassy called upon the state de partment for an official explanation of Johnsons speech at Waterloo yesterday in which he arraigned the German government for allegedly executing men without trial Kntcr Nothing has Impressed me so much since the war as these events in the NRA chief contin ued To me they indicate that when people depart from constitutional rights they enter Into Last night when told that his speech had created a furore at Washington he said he had been speaking not for the state depart ment or for the administration but as an individual Tclegrums of Praise Miss Frances Robinson the gen erals executive assistant today said numerous telegrams had been re ceived from GermanAmericans praising his stand He told the Wa terloo audience that the German ex ecutions made htm fig uratively but very General Johnson remained here overnight after arriving In an army HITLER ON BLOODY SATURDAY Is In this picture rushed frqm Germany Chancellor Adolf Hitler s shown i8 he appeared at tho window of the chnTicellory In Berlin on Germanys bloody to acknowledge tho proscnco ot crowds outside At tho timo this picture was taken of the slorn dictator ho already hnd dealt tho first hwlft blows In suppression ot his enemies Associated Press Simon Declares Britain Has No Secret Alliance Declares Nation Undertaking New Obligations LONDON July 13 John Simon foreign secretary dlscuaa Lng recent AngloFrench conversa tions told the house of commons today Great Britain has made no select alliance with any power We are undertaking no new ob ligations at Sir John aaid He made clear an eastern Euro pean security pact the goal of France must not be used as an In strument against any one people such as Germany To Outline ReusoriH Simon said the chief mission of Louis Barthou French foreign min ister on his visit here earlier thls week was to outline reasons for the necessity of a pact of mutual assist ance in eastern Europe embracing the Baltic states Russia Poland CzechoSlovakla and Germany It would connect RuHflia with the existing Locarno treaty guarantee ing peace in western Europc Agnlnst Alliances We made It clear to the French foreign Sir John asserted that Great Britain is against the building up of one group of na tions against another M Barthou approves our stand without reserva He recommended entrance of Rus sia into the league of nations aa quickly ns possible so that the BO viet could participate in various peace moves KILLS WIFE GIRL AND THEN SELF Texan Disagreed With His Estranged Wife About Seeing Children DALLAS juiy A quarrel resulting from a mari tal estrangement let H B Harris 37 today to shoot to death his wife Emma Harris and Mias Pa tricia Kldd 24 and then end his own life Investigators learned there had been disagreement between Har ris and his 30 year old wife since their separation over how often he should ace their four children This morning he went to the residence where hia wife and Miss Kidd were and bitter dispute en sued Harris drew a pistol and shot the two women Then he fired a bul let into his own chest and fell dead Three ot the small children watched the killings NAVY TO HAVE 19 NEW SHIPS More Enlisted Men to Be Added in Building to Treaty Strength Conirlght 1034 nj Thr Ansoclalrd Trrmo WASHINGTON July 13 Looking toward treaty strength by 1942 tho navy has adopted a plan calling for more enlisted men arid the laying down of 19 new shipa In the fiscal year ending June 30 1036 This operating force plan would give the navy men as com pared with during the pres ent ycinv The new ships would In clude 12 flcatroycra of tons cfieh two heavy destroyers and five submarines A high navy official said the building program Is being pointed toward a future plan of laying down around 15 ships regularly each year This number will take care of obscolesccnce and provide neces sary replacements even of battle ships The cost Is estimated at around a year Gradually thla is being ap proached Thirtytwo ships were started the past fiscal year and 24 will be laid clown this year The program depends of course on what money congress provides Budget estimates of the cost of the 1936 program have not been pre pared MAKES REPORT TO NATION UPON JUNE 30 EVENTS Declares We Have Not Made Revolution but Removed One By LOUIS P LOCHNEK L031 b the Press BERLIN July Chancellor Adolf Hitler listed 77 persons as having been killed In his suppres sion of traitors today as he made his first public defense of the events of June 30 Nineteen higher storm troop lead ers 31 storm troop leaders and members were shot he said as we as some schutz staff el special guards leaders who were involved In the plot i Thirteen storm troop leaders and civilians who attempted to resist ar rest lost their Jives and three others committed suicide he said Filled VIth Worries Speaking in the colorful setting of the reichstag Hitler spoke into mi crophones which carried his mes sage throughout the world that we have not made a revolution as anar chists but as executives we have re moved the regime of a Hitler admitted frankly that he JB with deep apprehension with economic but added that anxiety has always weighed me Ho opened hla speech with a promise to make a brutally frank declaration of events which will live in memory of our x Begins j Speech Promptly The relchstag r session i opened promptly at 8 oclock Thfe chancellor began hli at Hitler arrived at theKzoH opera house with a flurry of open cars The chancellor showed no appar ent sign of the Intense physical strain he has been under He wore the brown uniform of the storm troopers As ho stepped out of the machine a huge throng cried enthusiastically hell The chancellor however ac knowledged the cries only with a slight nod and a lift of the hand Then he quickly went Into the build ing Intense Precautions The intense precautions taken to guard tho chancellor were aa im pressive as they were effective Thousands of special guards stood shoulder to shoulder on both sides of the about a mile long the building as Hitler en tered were more men equipped with steel helmets and rifles The crowd in Kocnigaplatz continued to send up volliea of cheers at the arrival of each new political dignitary The presence of so many unl Tiirti 3 Column 3 Whats Your Name Shell Accidentally Fired From French Destroyer Kills Two j TOULON France July 13 A shell fired by accident from the destroyer Vfiulour struck a sister ship the Albatross today killing two French sailors and wounding a third The shell had been forgotten and left In one of the Vautours guns It exploded accidently during clean ing operations It made a perfect hit falling upon the forward deck of the Albatross and exploding Iowa Highway Users Invited to Meeting DES MOINES July 13 Highway users of Iowa were invit ed to attend a meeting here Mon dny night at which proposed amendments to the state constitu tion involving highway taxation will be discussed Are you a public army or cheerful or most noble Are you a serpent or one who blesses or an attendant at a sacrifice DoVyou bear a spear or bring victory Are you the father of a multitude or the son of furrows Your giyen name might mean any one of these You may not have given any though to the matter but given names spring from Biblical ancient and mythological history They all mean something and most of them have an exciting story be hind them The booklet GIVEN NAMES which this newspaper is offering to Its readers contains close to a thousand first names with their origin and meaning You are certain to find this book fascinating and in structive Order your copy now Inclose 10 conts to cover coat and postage Use this coupon The GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin care fully wrapped for booklet on GIVEN NAMES Name Mail to Washington SPITE MARRIAGE BEGINS IN GLOBEGAZETTE SATURDAY ;