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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 23, 1934, Mason City, Iowa E H H I T MEM S ADI f T OF i Y North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Howie THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL IflVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 23 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 245 DILLINGER PUT ON SPOT BY WOMAN DEATH TOLL FOR IOWA HITS 31 AS HEAT CONTINUES Even 100 in Mason City but Not So Warm on Tuesday Iowas death toll for the week end and Monday reached 17 Monday afternoon swelling the total since Thursday to 31 Hundred degree temperatures continued throughout the state Mason City had an even 100 de grees but the weather bureau fore cast not so warm for the west and extreme north portions of the state Tuesday The reading was 107 at Ottumwa at 11 a m but at 1 p m the tem perature had dropped to 1055 Clinton reproted 103 Iowa City 104 Council Bluffs 100 Charles City 100 Fort Dodge Des Moines Waterloo and Dubuque 102 Many Heat Prostrations Numerous heat prostrations also were reported in various sections of the state Frank Fredin railroad brakeman collapsed at Dubuque Mondays fatal victims included Ernest Steere 40 who had said he was from Audubon died in the city jail at Clinton Louis Noonan 50 of Clinton was found dead in his bed Monday morning Henry Unkel 64 of near Musca tine died in the Decatur hospital Huefc Pettit 50 and Henry E Xienau Jr 65 diedat Davenport and Michael Gira 91 and Frank Hammond 70 at Dubuque Wayne Thomas 13 son of Ben Thomas of Northboro drowned in the West Tarkio river Nine More Victims Those who died Sunday were Jens J Christensen 86 of liar lan Dr S D Folsom 47 of Mus catine Charles Brown 45 of Alto Pass 111 who died at Muscatme Hueh Pettit of Davenport Jacob Mickalsky 79 of Des Moines Henry E Lineau 64 of Davenport an unidentified man found in a street intersection in Des Moines Einer Carlsbard 40 of Whiting who broke his neck when he dove into shallow water in the Missouri river Marjorie Blake 15 of Altoona who drowned at a new Des Moines bathing beach The total of lives lost in the na tion mounted to at least 300 With even more severe tempera tures predicted all sections the cities with lives the country with livestock ravaged crops ana failing water supplies Heavy Crop Damage A survey of drought damage from the Mississippi to the Rocky moun tains showed thousands of cattle lost thousands more given up at forced sales and crop losses placed at hundreds of millions of dollars It was 107 in Aurora 111 Sunday Springfield HI sweltered at 105 Minneapolis 104 St Louis 102 Omaha and Chicago 101 The heaviest loss of lives was m Missouri where 76 have died from the heat Illinois has forfeited 66 lives Nebraska 41 Ohio 15 Kansas 12 Minnesota 11 and Texas 10 Iowas State Liquor System Pays Its Own Way Forest City Businessman Shoots Self Threatened Suicide as Sale of Beer Was Refused FOREST CITY July lson 37 local clothing merchant led at oclock Sunday morn ng after shooting himself in his partment over the clothing store According to an investigation made by Sheriff J F Johnston Ol on got up about 3 oclock in the lorning and went to Hawkes hotel purchase some beer Clarence Hawkes proprietor of the hotel old him beer could not be sold on unday Made Threat at Hotel Well I might as well shoot my elf Olson told Hawkes accord ng to the sheriff Then according to the sheriff Hawkes returned to the kitchen of is apartment and shot himself His wife was in another room of the apartment when this occurred The sheriff said that he learned that when Olson left his apartment early in the morning he was unable o find the key to get out and had mashed a glass panel in the door Married Second Tune The shot entered his body about wo Inches below his heart A cor ners hearing was scheduled for this afternoon Olson had two children by his first wife wfib is now living in Chi ago He had no children by his present wife The clothing store was establish d by his father W A Olson many years ago His father is now deac nd the son operated the clothing store forthe past seven years FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday not so warm in the extreme northwest por tion late Monday night and in the west and north portions Tuesday MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday ex cept local thunder showers this afternoon or tonight In east por tion cooler Monday night ex cept in extreme southeast and slightly warmer along Lake Su perior cooler Tuesday in south portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figure for 24 hour period ending at oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 101 Minimum in Nisjht 76 At 8 A M Monday 85 Figures for 24 hour period end tog at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday Minimum In Night 101 77 Sfctvrdays maximum hit a high for again Sun Saturday night ranked a the warmest of the month DAKOTABATTLE STARTED ANEW Quorum in Senate May Leac to Special Sessions Carrying On BISMARCK N Dak July 23 IP and strife began anew in North Dakotas political life today when the legislature a weekend iruce ended met once more in con inued extraordinary session Eyes of two factions turned in quiringly toward the senate where establishment of a quorum may re suit in the special gathering carry ing on indefinitely although con rary to orders of acting Gov Ol H Olson who still refuses to look upon the meeting as a legal one Decide on Procedure Scheduled to reconvene at 2 p m today the house expected to hea from its committee appointed to de cide upon procedure in impeachmen action Appointment of a committe to investigate trial and conviction u federal court of William Langer ousted governor is expected to fol low quickly Factional whips in the senate sai they believed they would possess majority of 25 members It was un derstood that strenuous efforts ha been made over the weekend bring in hold out senators Olso supporters doubted if the Lange group would be able to muster sul ficient strength to give them their claimed legality Nye Target of Attack U S Senator Gerald P Nye wa the target Sunday of Langer at political rally near Judson 30 mile southwest of here Addressing approximately 200 farmers with their wives and chi dren Langer cried If charges o graft by Senator Nye are so tru why doesnt Olson call a special ses sion of the legislature to invest gate Why delay He can call th present assembly into continue special session appropriate fund and really investigate the socalle charges Thats what should be done stead of all this newspaper talk Review Message Langer reviewed his message the legislature given before the join session of the two houses Saturdaj The gathering concluded with appeal for funds from State Senate A F Bonzer Jr for the Lange defense fund Approximately 400 responde Langcrs men said with collection ranging from three cents to 1 being dropped in a tin bucket men women and children URGE ARMY AIR CORPS WITHOUT PEER FOR U S 3aker Report Praises Young Officers Who Carried Mail WASHINGTON July 2S he world of aviation read with agerness today a report of the war epartments special committee urg ng an army air corps without a eer Secretary of War Dern placed his tamp of approval on the report asked quick addition of 1000 ew planes to bring the corps trength to 2320 The report was tade by a committee headed by Newton D Baker former secretary f war The next great war it warn d is likely to begin with engage ments between opposing aircraft ither seabased or landbased and arly aerial supremacy is quite ikely to be an important factor Oppose Unified Force The board opposed a unified air orce as a serious error and un iconomical blamed congress foi not supplying more funds to the army air corps praised the young officers who carried the airmail but implied criticism or their equip ment and training James Doolittle famous flyer filed a minority report urging unified air force The report is expected to be o assistance to President Roosevelts aviation committee This board headed by Clark Howell is em iarking on an extensive survey of American aviation in general Airmail Operation Following is the summary oj airmail operations under the air orps Trips scheduled 3140 trips com ileted on schedule 1187 trips ompleted not on schedule 841 Causes of delay Bad weather 446 late trains 16 mechanical rouble 39 mail not ready at post iffice and working mail 111 wait ng connection other routes 223 miscellaneous 3 unknown 2 ac cident1 Trips partly completed 571 Causes of noncompletion Accident bad weather 424 stop order 5 mechanical trouble 10 no pilot 10 miscellaneous 130 Canceled Mail Trips Trips canceled 664 Causes of cancelation Waiting connections weather 618 mechanical 2 no p lot 1 combined with other routes suspension of route 2 no plane stop orders 7 no mail 11 no flying 13 Percentage of trips completed 6583 Percentage of trips completed on schedule 373 Mail poundage total amount flown 777389 Mileage scheduled to he flown 2120291 Mileage of scheduled trips flown 1590155 Hours scheduled to be flown 18 635 hours of scheduled trips flown hours of scheduled trips not flown actual hours flown carrying the mail SUMMARY OF REPORT WASHINGTON July 23 UP summary of the Baker re port on army aviation While civil and naval avia tion in the United States leads the world army aviation is be hind Congress and the budget direc tor have contributed to the situ ation by failing to supply funds Army and navy aviation should be retained as components of their respective branches The army air fleet should be built up to a minimum of 2 326 planes There should be a larger ra tio of combat planes to other types The aviation industry should be encouraged by government orders to provide a nucleus for mass production in wartime The government should not attempt to build its own planes Army flyers should be given at least 300 hours of flying each year instead of the 150 to 250 now allowed Flyera should be given train ing in instrument and blind fly ing and flying under hazardous conditions An aviation policy should be decided on and maintained for a reasonable time to develop morale Temporary promotions should be permitted for air corps offi cers There should be a closer un derstanding of problems and joint training between ground and air forces FIGURES BASED UPON BUSINESS FOR ONE MONTH 18 Stores Show Profit and 9 Now Operate With Loss Dillinger ST Leaves to Claim Body of Slain Son Insists on Gving With Undertaker on Trip to Chicago Epidemic of Typhoid in Parts of Poland Latest Flood Result WARSAW July 23 breaks of typhoid fever in some section of Poland were reported to day as drinking water was polluted and 200000 were estimated nearly destitute because of the floods The threat of a typhoid epidemic throughout the flood area caused ap prehension while Warsaw awaited with fear a fourth flood crest mov ing from Cracow down the Vistula river The known dead already number 240 The lack of drinking water is pressing because the rivers have been polluted by corpses GLACER PARK Mont July 23 William F Faber 74 presiding head of the Episcopal church of Montana missing since Friday night from Two Medicine Chalets was found today drowned in Paradise creek Trucks Move in Minneapolis as Truce Is Ended Pacific Coast Longshoremen Vote on Arbitration of Strike MINNEAPOLIS July 23 Employers conferred while await ing Gov Floyd E Olson today as guarded trucks of food stuffs moved unmolested by cruising automobiles filled with sriking truck drivers Simpltaneously the employers advisory committee planning to meet later in the day with federal mediators the Rev Francis Haas and E H Dunnigan announced that of 25 trucking firms with 286 employes only 50 of the workers had not reported for work this morning 236 Back at Work Of the total number 236 men re ported for work the employers said in response to letters sent them last week that today would be the last day they would be taken back and assured of permanent employment Reports had not been received the committee said from the remaining 141 firms Meanwhile Chief of Police Mi chael Jones Johannes supplied two armed police convoys of 20 men each for vehicles loaded with gro ceries Talks With Mayor The governor arranged to meet with Mayor A G Bainbridge and Adjt Gen E A Walsh and the two federal mediators today They ex pected to confer with the employ ers committee and attempt to get the truck owners and the strikers at a joint conference in an effort to settle differences hinging on de mands for higher wages and wider recognition of the union One man was dead and 67 others all but a few suffering police buck shot wounds were recovering from injuries as 500 guardsmen fully armed moved into the downtown armory from the fairgrounds on the outskirts ready to snuff out any further violence such as that of last Friday Vandalism Breaks Out SAN FRANCISCO July 23 Acts of vandalism broke out here to day in the streetcar mens strike as Pacific coast longshoremen began balloting on whether to submit ali controversial issues to arbitration A protest against the presence of national guardsmen at the head quarters of the Internatiooal Long shoremens association whose strike May 9 gradually led to the genera walkout was voiced to President Roosevelts labor disputes board Longshoremens officials said the soldiers hurred to the voting place when some 3000 stevedores ap peared to cast their ballots One man was injured and four other persons were endangered when s streetcar was wrecked at the north end of Polk street Police said vandals apparently had greased the track The motorman lost control DES MOINES July 23 Iowas state operated liquor store system is paying its own way with anticipated net profits for one month of 521695 on a gross busi ness of the Iowa liquor control commission estimated in a profit and loss statement today The commission criticized Missis sippi river cities for allegedly contin uing to patronize bootleggers and indicated liquor prices may be low ered somewhat if a larger volume of business is obtained The figures are based on a hypo thetical months business estimated on experiences in operating 27 stores for periods from five to 24 dfiys Eighteen of the stores now in op eration the report revealed are op erating at a profit Nine are losing money Profit and Loss The profit and loss statement in dicated Estimated average monthly estimated cost o merchandise estimated gross profit estimated to tal expense all overhead estimated net prof it These figures Commission Chair man Harold Mi Cooper said indicat a markup from the wholesale pric of 3296 per cent on sales in th state liquor stores The markup Cooper said includes store overhead 12 per cent warehouse and central office overhead 10 per cent profit 1096 per cent The profit and loss statement did not include revenue from sale of per mits and licenses which would have added thousands of dollars to the profit side of the ledger The permit revenue was not included the com mission said because it desired to make the statement a record of merchandizing Permit Fees Separate Inasmuch as the permit fees are collected annually they will be reated as a fund separate from the iquor sale revenue The stores losing money are Car roll Decorah Manchester Keokuk Tort Madison Burlington Musca tine Clinton and Dubuque Pointing out that all but three of he stores losing money are along the Mississippi river opposite Lllinois which has privately oper ated liquor stores Chairman Cooper said The fact that our stores located in the socalled dripping wet river counties are losing money indicates hat our repeal friends who voted so heavily in the election last year are still patronizing the bootlegger Challenge to Law We accept this situation as a challenge to law enforcement It is a keen disappointment to this com mission ana we not intend to I am warning every one of these river towns that our law enforcement department is going to give special attention to this con dition at a very early date This commission will cheerfully close its stores where there is gen Tnro to 3 Column 2 MOORESVILLE Ind July 23 UP Dillinger Sr left today for Chicago to claim the body of his slain son Although ill from indigestion and sick at heart the father insisted on riding in an undertakers ambulance which he engaged to bring back his sons body The 70 year old man was accom panied by E F Harvey the under taker Hubert Dillinger half broth er of the slain desperado and Everett L Moore publisher of the Mooresville Times Plans Funeral Rites Before departing the father made entative arrangements for holding uneral services Wednesday at the Maywood home of Mrs Aubrey Hancock Johns sister who cared for him many years after the death of his mother The Rev Charles M Fillmore a retired minister of the Disciples of Christ church was requested to conduct the funeral services Buried Near Mother The father also planned to bury his sons body in Crown Hill ceme tery in Indianapolis by the side of the mother who died when Dillinger was a child Dillinger Sr and Mrs both said they had been expect ing something like this to happen to OF SLAIN GANGSTER AT MOVIE HELD Name of Person Who Gave Tip Never to Be Made Known CHICAGO July 23 Dil linger lay dead in the county morgue today put on the spot by a woman Federal operative aided by a group of officers from East Chicago Ind and Chicago detectives shot and killed the arch public enemy as he left a small neighborhood theater with two women late last night Three bullets from federal guns snuffed out his life almost instantly as the desperado darted down an alley seeking shelter from the leaden volley His women companions were held ncommunicado by Chicago police Went With John The finger woman was reported o have gone to the cinema on dan gerous Johns pistol arm but to have tarried behind as he sauntered from the lobby to his tryst with JOHN W DILLINGER SB Johnny and in the next breath strongly upheld him as a peace lov ing young man who turned on so ciety only after he had been given a raw deal S OUT TO GET W FACE NOW George Nelson Moves Into No 1 Position Among Nations Badmen WASHINGTON July 23 four and a half months nationwide search for John Dillinger the cost of an agents life and thous ands of dollars of government funds the department of justice set out with renewed vigor today to cap Ariz who last Jan 25 captured I ture a new public enemy No 1 the desperado in their home town George Baby Face Nelson before his escape nom the Crown Point jail The officers were in Chicago visiting the Worlds fair when they heard Dillinger had been killed by federal agents Men Who Captured Dillinger Look at Body of Gangster CHICAGO July 23 men who captured Dillinger looked at his body early today and remarked He cant get away this time They were Chief of Police Dallas Ford and Capt J Smith of Tucson Search for Author of Threat Notes to Des Moines Women DES MOINES July 23 cal police today were searching for the author of a number of threatening letters which have been sent to Des Moines women during the last 15 months Police said lives of the recipients have been threat ened unless certain trysts were kept Nelson alias Lester M Gillis moved into No 1 position among Americas badmen when special agents of the division of investiga tion shot down the Indiana outlaw as he emerged from a Chicago movie theater last night He was just a yellow rat that the country may consider itself for tunate to be rid of said J Edgar Hoover director of the investigating division There are other rats still to be gotten however and we are not taking any time off to celebrate about Dillinger Hoover named Nelson henchman of Dillinger and reputed slayer of W Carter Baum federal agent as heading the list of desperate crim inals yet to be gotten The others for whom special search is being made he said are John Hamilton PLANNING ESCAPE CHICAGO July 23 Dillinger according to reports current today was planning his biggest escape when federal agents found and killed him last night The desperado was trying to procure a fake passport po lice were informed which would have let him flee the country Presumablyhe intended to gfetaj South America in view of his known ambition to retire from crime and become a rancher there AT LEAST 16 DIE IN BUS ACCIDENT Ride to Flaming Death as Machine Plunges Over 40 Foot Bank OSSINING N Y July 23 At least 16 women and to flaming death in a big motor bus yesterday and the burned and twisted wreckage was searched today for more bodies The bus carrying more than 50 persons from Brooklyn to a sched uled baseball game at Sing Sing prison plunged wildly down a sharp hill in Ossining dove off a 40 foot embankment and burst into flames as it landed in a lumber yard Blazing Gasoline Sheets of blazing gasoline shot in all directions from the vehicles ex ploding fuel tanks The flames raced over two square blocks of lumber and coal yards and ilcoks Twelve seared bodies were re moved as soon as the fire could be nnrn it Iaefi 3 rnlnmn 1 Briton at Iceland on Ottawa Flight REYKJAVIK Iseland July 23 Grierson British flyer arrived here at p m Iceland time a m EST today after a flight from Londonderry Ireland on his way to Ottawa by the north route and Homer1 ieutenants Van Meter Dillinger DILLINGER SLAYING IS MAJOR NEWS IN PAPERS OF ENGLAND LONDON July 23 killing of John Dillinger Ameri can outlaw was prime news today in England itself interest ed in three of the most sensa tional killings in its recent his tory Although the lateness of the hour caused the story to miss most morning newspapers first editions of afternoon papers blazoned it under screaming headlines Reports that 250 had died in the American heat wave were pushed far into the background by the news that Dillinger was dead He was described as the man for whom all America has searched death just two hours and four min utes later No comment came from authori ties on the subject of who would re ceive the award offered by the United States for information leading to the desperados apprehen sion It appeared that on one would re ceive the 10000 the government placed on the fugitives head The federal agent who fired the shots heard around the world is ineligible by regulations to receive the bounty Morbid at Morgue Meanwhile a morbid legion num bering more than a thousand eddied about the morgue Housswives cab drivers policemen camera men eager girls and countless other per sons strove to obtain a glimpse of the shattered hulk of what once was Americas number one marauder The bullet that killed Coroners Physician Jerome announced was the one that en tered the back of his neck right at the shoulder ripped through into the head cutting the spinal column Turn to Pane 3 Column 3 EASY TO SWIM 3 KILLERS BREAK PRISON IN TEXAS Desperadoes Blast Way Out Scaling Walls in Hail of Bullets HUNTSVILLE Tex July 23 desperate killers who blast ed their way with gunfire out of the death house at the Texas state pris on were at large today The trio which overpowered un armed guards and scaled the walls in a Hail of bullets while most of the prison populatioi was attending a Sunday baseball game were Ray mond Hamilton one time running mate of the late Clyde Barrow Joe Palmer also a Barrow cohort and Blackie Thompson Oklahoma kill er and bank robber In their flight they left three life dead and two wounded Whitney Walker Thompsons companion in several crimps was shot to death as he attempted to scale the walls Charlie Frazier leader of a recent Louisiana prison break was wound ed seriously and Roy Johnson Ok lahoma bandit was wounded slight Iv Here is a new booklet on swim ming diving life saving artificial respiration and swimming pools It is authoritative because the material has been obtained from sources that have devoted years of study and in vestigation to the problems involved Do you know that the popular idea that a drowning person rises to the surface three times is untrue Some persons never 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