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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 8, 1934, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION yon XL FIVE CENTS A COPJT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1RX SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 8 1934 1H18 PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE 208 ROOSEVELT PLANS SOCIAL INSURANCE RAINS SOAK UP BAKED OUT SOIL OF NORTH IOWA Sioux City Area Gets Floods as Drought Js Broken More rains poured on North Iowa and southern Minnesota Friday continuingthe job of giving this area a badly needed soaking Rains of the post few days have left no part of this section untouched A steady shower fell in Mason City Friday morning bringingan other 20 of an inch after 37 of an inch had fallen during the night At Clear Lake early Friday 73 of an inch was reported Heavy JJain at Algoun V lieavy rain between and 10 oclock Thursday night at Al gona followed a soaking rain previous afternoon After a drought of three weeks the dry period was broken at 15m metsburg with one and a quarter inches of rain Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning Most crops were benefited by the belated showers but the hay crop and some small grain were pasc saving Rah Palo Alto county dall Hoffman agent said H A Wiener of Lonerock is re covering from injuries received when thewbrooder house in which he was working turned over twice ciur ing a windstorm Wiener suffered a wrenched neck injured head and several bruises Floods ut Sioux City Floods which deluged the Sioux City territory after heavy rains Thursday night marooned three lowans on a bridge for several hours held up railroad trains flooded highways and lowlands and caused the government bureau to send out flood warnings The government warned of dan BIT along the Floyd and Big Sioux and Perry creek after three persona were marooned on a bridge over the Floyd river near Merrill when water stalled their automo bile They were rescued after their cries were heard by persons living nearby Rises 9 Feet O C Moore government weather observer at Akron reported Friday that the Big Sioux river had risen 9 feet 4 inches and was still ris i ing Several yards of track were washed out in the Illinois Central railroad yards near Merrill and three trains were reported stalled I Tracks were also reported washed I out at Avon S Dak LeMars reported more than two inches of rain which was still fal Jing Merrill inches with more to come while Sioux City was liel inged with two inches with a heavy 1 rain still falling 4 Inches at Spencer The heaviest rains reported by the weather bureau were 4 inches Turn to fnjre S Column I Admits She Was Not Married to Carroll Waterloo as Excited as Mason City After Holdup Local Witnesses Seek to Identify Carroll as Robber Arthur J Feeney local attorney Mrs Jacob J Leu 116 Thirteenth street northeast and Emmetfc V Ryan First National bank toller left early Friday afternoon for Wa terloo with Deputy Sheriff John Wallace and Capt of the police department to view the body of Tommy Carroll fatally shot there by detectives Thursday in an attempt to definitely establish the identity of the man alleged to be Carroll who participated in the bank robbery here March 13 Mrs Leu and Mr Ryan were among the hostages carried by the gunmen on the side of their auto mobile during their getaway here Chief of Police E J Patton De tective Leo P Risacber and Deputy Sheriff John Deach returned early Friday morning after ques tioning Carrolls sweetheart Jean Delaney Crompton who was ith him when he was shot were unable to get any definite statement from the girl concerning the Mason City holdup Never Was Here Jean told the Mason City men that as far as she knew she had never been in Mason City but ad mitted that she might have through here without knowing it She then asked if Tommy had been here but made no comment when toldhe had been here in March Although the local men arrived too late to talk to Carroll before he died from the ment in the Waterloo vicinity was at its height particularly at the sheriffs office and the police sta tion Authorities there received sever al anonymous telephone calls one of which was traced to a pay sta JEAN CKOMPTON This is Jean Crompton alias Ann Sothern as she looked when arrested at Mercer in iv billlnger gang hideout be foreslip dyed her hair black aa it now is She was held at Wa terloo after the fatal shooting by police of her sweetheart Tommy Carroll Dillinger lieu Engraving Wea FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy thun dershbwcrs Friday afternoon or night in northeast portion Warmer in northeast portion Friday night Saturday un setlled MINNESOTA Cloudy show ers in north nntl extreme east portions Friday night and pos sibly Saturday morning warm er in extreme east cooler in iiortInvest portion Friday night warmer near Lake Superior and cooler in ertreme west por tion Saturday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures I for 21 hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 81 Minimum in Night 54 At 8 A M Friday 68 Rainfall 87 of nn Inch The drought in this region is ioken government meteorologists I to the contrary notwithstanding I The series of showers which visited f Mason City Friday morning begin ning at 1 oclock brought the June rain total to of an inch At the beet sugar factory north of the city this precipitation totaled 71 of an inch and in Clear Lake 73 of an inch At Algona and other points west the rain started in the early t evening and was the heaviest re Iceived in the present year I A brisk shower during the middle I of the forenoon Friday added a fth I of an inch to the June total rfin Ifall tion in the courthouse threatening tc blow up the courthouse if Car roll and his sweetheart Jean De laney Crompton were not freed im mediately Friends Near By These calls and other reports j gave credence to the rumorg that j friends of the dead gangster were in or near Waterloo and special deputies heavily armed guarded the county jail where the Crompton girl was held The latter an attractive 21 year old girl who admitted early Friday that she was not really married to the dead gangster as she had said Thursday held to her original contention that she knows nothing about the other members of the Dillinger gang She was questioned intermittent ly throughout the night by the Masori City officers in conjunction with the Waterloo officials Explaining the wedding ring on her finger she said that it was giv en to her by Carroll and she consid ered them married even though not legally She insisted the St Paul woman who claims to be Carrolls wifeis also not married to him Stayed in Tourist Jean is married to a Chicago mechanic by the name of Crompton she said refusing to give his first name She stayed with Carroll in the Lincoln tourist camp near Cedar Rapids Tuesday and Wednesday nights she said early Friday in changing her former story that they had stayed in a tourist camp Turn lo 2 Column 2 EIGHT KilLED IN SALVADOR STORM 500 Homeless and Million and Half Damage Left by Hurricane 8 lives were lost 500 persons were made homeless and damage esti mated at was done by a hurricane that swept San Salvador yesterday and last night Pan American Airways reported today Martial law was declared today as a result of the complete collapse of communication facilities light and power lines and railroad travel The reports wirelessed to Pan American Airways via its airport In Salvador which escaped damage raid many largo in the capital were partly demolished Homes in the residential district of Ilopango and Foyopango were washed away by heavy rains that fell during the storm the report said while the highway to La Li bcrtrI was made impassable Wallace Expects Prosperity Never Before Imagined Predicts New Period When Agriculture Industry Work Together MINNEAPOLIS June S Henry A Wallace secretary of agri culture predicted here today a pe riod of prosperity beyond the pow ers of imagination for agriculture and industry in the United States to come as soon as the people of the country decide in what direction they want to go and unite in an effort to reach that goal He was Uie honor guest and chief speaker at a meeting of farm organ ization leaders and businessmen at the Minneapolis club The country Is now off the hot spot and it re mains only for the best minds re gardless of party to counsel to gether on the policy for America to follow Secretary Wallace said Go On With AAA We may decide to go on with the AAA and keep or 000 acres withdrawn from produc tion with production of some of our great export staples curtailed to a domestic he said We may decide to revive our world trade by removing barriers and restore for eign buying power by accepting for eign Whatever road the people decide on however will lead to unexampled prosperity if they strive with united determination to reach that goal he declared The country emerging gradually from depression has two or three years to talk things over and a decision reached without bit terness and with constructive rath er than destructive criticism will produce far reaching results he of Hains Bring Itclief The most pressing problem today drought relief is being solved by cooperative efforts of the farm ers and their national and state gov ernments helped immeasurably by generous rains of the past two Secretary Wallace declared He warned however that the task is only begun and that months of intensive effort with every one co operating will be needed to care for farmers in the vast drought stricken area and provide them with the seed and stock feed they must have The same general thought was stressed by Dean Walter C Coffey drought relief director for six north western states and by Frederick K Murphy Minneapolis publisher Chinese Steamer Is Looted by Pirates HANKOW China Juno 8 A swarm of pirates cruising the SWEETHEART OF GANGSTER WILL SERVE IN PRISON St Paul Widow to Get Body of Man Slain in Waterloo WATERLOO June S Delaney Crompton 21 year old1 sweetheart of Tommy Carroll was not really married to the Dillin ger gang machine gunner killed yesterday she admitted to officers loday But the wedding ring she wore was given her by Carroll and she considered they were married she asserted Officers meanwhile pre pared to send Carrolls body to his widow Viola Carroll in St Paul Arrested when Carroll was shot down by two detectives as he re sisted arrest the girl was ques tioned at length by federal state and local officers late last night and again today Nothing on DillJjiger She continued to insist that she knew nothing of the whereabouts oi John Dillinger or of another couple which was the object of a search Is Ft night as Carroll died in a hos pital from his five wounds The second couple officers learned possibly caught a ride from a passing motorist and were headed east They were sought on information they had been seen in company with Carroll and the Crompton girl here She said she is married to a Chi cago mechanic by tho name of Crompton refusing to give his first name A telegram of sympathy which she received last night from Chicago was signsd Clui n ges Pi rst S to ry Changing her first story she said she and Carroll stayed in a tourist camp near Cedar Rapids Tuesday and Wednesday nights They came to Waterloo early Thursday stop ping so that she might visit an oculist to have her eyes tested and planned to go on to St Paul to see her mother Officers allowed her to view Car rolls body at the morgue at 1 a m last night The visit lasted about two minutes She sobbed but made no demonstration Arrangements were going for ward today to take her to the re formatory at Alderson W to Which she and two other women had been sentenced on pleas of guilty to charges of harboring Dil linger and his gang at a resort near Mercer Wis Sent to Reformatory The sentence had been suspended ndLShe had been admitted to pro bation to the Chicago district undei Probation Officer William McGrath jut the probation was revoked to daj at Chicago by Federal Judge Patrick T Stone McGrath was expected to arrive in Waterloo later today to start with her for the reformatory Acting on instructions from Mrs Carroll to a local undertaking es tablishment authorities planned to send Carrolls body by train to St Paul for burial Accused of several midwestern bank robberies at least two slayings and a mounting list of crimes re ported by midwestern authorities Carroll was shot down about a half block from the local police station Mechanic Gave Tip Detectives Emil Steffen and P E Walker had been watching Car DILLINGER LIEUTENANT SLAIN OTHER 1IOTUKKS ON 1AOK 1 Thpabove picture shows Tommy Jurroll Dlllingor hoodlum on a bed in SI Francis hospital as lie notircd the ondoC his bloody career niorlnHy wounded ly officers in downtown Waterloo Thursday uftcr uooii A lieavy guard was placed in nnd around tho hospital to nr any attempt to free him Seated Vt the right William 1 Mal llnescti politio guard In tlie gangsters room RIOTS FLARE IN TAXICAB STRIKE Two Drivers Injured Cab Burned and OnePushed Over Cliff CLEVELAND June S lence flared again today in the taxi cab strikehere Two injured one cab was burned and another pushed over a cliff at the lakefront as police crufseis roil eel through the city Clarence Croweli 82 driver of a Zone cab was in a hospital with a fractured He was beaten blackjack ordered to drive to a downtown alley by a passenger Meshuklam Fiegenbaum 21 a Yellow cab driver WHS in another hospital with skull injuries Inflicted yesterday by three men whobeat him with clubs A passenger commandeered the Yellow cab of Chester Glowacki headed the cab toward a 50 foot cliff and jumped out just before it hurtled over Sanding a few feet from the lake Another YeJlow cab driver told of being forced from big the city limits The cab was found blaz ing furiously in an alley near the downtown district Firemen reported the cab had been saturated with gasoline Heywood Broun Again Chosen as President of Newspaper Guild ST PAUL June 8 Broun of New York was reelected president of the American Newspa icr Guild at the annual convention here today He was unopposed Jonathan Eddy of New York vas renamed executive secretary and Emmet Crozier of Newark N reelected treasurer Morris Watson oC New York was named vice president at large after the con vention decided to substitute that office for a national secretary for which Watson and John Park Lee of Philadelphia had been nominated R S Gilftllan of Minneapolis was elected vice president for the ninth district Turn to 2 Column 1 Yangtzes yellow waters in a min iature fleet of Chi crniivaent for rowboats captured and looted today a Chinese steamer 30 miles below Tchang One One passenger was kidnaped and held for ransom CROP LESS THAN HALF NORMAL REPORT WASHINGTON June 8 wheat production thisyear was forecast today by the department of agriculture at bush V month ago bushels were forecast but drought ravages MO O have cut deeply since Last year were produced bushels The condition of khe crops on June 1 on which the indicated was based was Winter wheat per cent of a normal all spring wheat 413 durum wheat other spring wheat oats barley 41 7 rye hay pasture apples peaches I pears Governor Guest of Honor at Meeting of State U C TV KEOKUK June 8 lyTVGov Clyde L Hening one of the two governors of the nations 48 states to hold membership in the U C T was a guest of honor of the Iowa grand council at its thirtyfifth an nual session here today He spoke at a luncheon at noon and this af ternoon addressed a public meeting following a parade through the business section staged by the U C and their auxiliary Shar ing honors with the governor was E McMaster of Vancouver supreme counsellor of the or der who is honoring the Iowa grand council by making his only visit to any grand council session A ban quet tonight and election tomorrow will conclude the session SEE AGREEMENT IN STEEL CRISIS Negotiations Postponed for Day Expect Strike to Be Averted WASHINGTON June 8 Negotiations for an agreement to prevent the threatened steel strike were postpone cltoday until tomor row afternoon with every Indica tion that government efforts for settlement were proceeding satis factorily Mike F Tighe president of the Amalgamated Association of Tron Steel and Tin the union which has been threatening the strike came from Hugh S Johnsons office with this statement We will meet here again at tomorrow afternoon No agreement has been reached yet We are op timistic but then are always op timistic We are going now to give a re port on tho general proposal to the rest of our As they loft TSugene Grace and two other steel executives filed into Johnsons office to give him tho Iron and Steel Institutes reply to the proposarfor settlement he had made Beyond announcement that thi involved creation of a special labor board for steel officials guarded details of the plan closely Hamiltons Sister Pleads Not Guilty to Aiding Dillinger SAULT STE MARIE Ont June 8 Isaac Stove pleaded not guilty before Judge Fred Raymond yesterday on a charge of conceal ing and harboring John Dillinger and John Hamilton notorious despera does sought by the United States authorities She was accused of sheltering the men at her home April 17 Mrs Steve said her brother John Hamilton visited her home on the night of April 17 with a man and a woman She said she presumed the man with her brother was Dillinger High Spots in Message to Congress WASHINGTON June 8 Highlights from President Roose velts message to congress today outlining his housing population distribution and social Insurance policies These three groat the security of tho home tho secur ity of livelihood and the security of it scorns to me a minimum of tho promise that we can offer to tho American peo The American people can be trusted to decide wisely upon the measures taken by the government to eliminate the abuses of the past arid to proceed in the direction of tho greatest good for the greatest We are working Coward the ul timate objective of making it pos sible for American families to live us Americans We cannot fail to act when hun dreds of thousands of families live where there is no reasonable pros pect of a living in the years to conici It would be absurdto undertake too many projects at once or to do a patch oC work here and another there without finishing the whole of an individual To that our ancient habit of pork barrel we cannot and must not Fear and worrybased on un known danger contribute to social unrest and economic demoraliza Noxl winter wo tnko the great task of furthering the security of the citizen arid his family through social The various types of social In surance are interrelated and i think it Is difficult to attempt to solve them Ample scope la left Cor the ex ercise of private NRA SOON WILL HAVE NEW CODE One Big Ready Made Pact to Cover Large Group of Industries Copyright hy Tho Associated WASHINGTON June 8 NRA will announce soon one big ready made code for several hun dred miscellaneous Industries whose pacts haye not been completed Biermann Wild Life Refuge Bill Passe d John W Studebaker Confirmed by Senate WASHINGTON June S The confirmed John W Studebaker superintendent of schools of DCS ns the new United States commissioner of edu cation WASHINGTON June 8 The house passed and sent to the senate the Biermann bill authoriz ing the secretary of agriculture to buy lease or accept gifts of tune and water between Rock Island and Wabaslm along the Mississippi river for the upper Mis sissippi refuge rfvcr wild life and GET LOOT IN AMES FRAT Thieves Ransack Practically Every Room in House as Students Sleep AMES June 8 ran sacked practically every room in the Sigma Alpha Fpsllon fratern ity house at Iowa Slate college early today and escaped with cash and other valuables approximating The loot was hauled away in a car belonging to Charles Harding of Omahn a member of the fratern ity Between 30 and 35 men asleep in tho house at the lime of the rubbery basic code will be almost as simple as the presidents re employment agreement with which the blue eagle started its flight i year ago It alms to give the minor industries regulations which will be easily enforced yet reach the NRA a chief objectives These are Shortened bourn to make more jobs wages not bolow living levels recognition of labors right to or ganize and bargain prohibition of commercial dishonesty and the obvi ous forma of unfair trade practice SuliHcrllib Volmitarify The small secondary industries will be given opportunity to sub scribe voluntarily If they want more elaborate trade practice regu lation will be required to pres cnt the signed assents of 85 per cent of their firms Determined to simplify i work officials have pushed toward completion a plan to consolidate scores of codes already approved In the end there will be not more than 300 codes In place of 450 already ap proved The read ymade or cleanup ode plan arose from the discovery that codifying the small industries nan been absorbing a disproportion ate amount of time and money which should be devoted to major problems The more the greater the administrative load For nstance there are nine separate pacts for button makers Drop Jllco Fixing The base code will permit price reporting through a central Inde pendent agency along thelinea laid down in NRAs price policy an nouncement of yesterday If a firm files a figure which appears entire ly out of line with costs It may be called upon to Justify it Otherwise there will be no restrictions The NRA committed against price fixing except in clear cut CONGRESS GETS MESSAGE GIVING NEXT YEAR PLAN Conservation of Land Water Resources to Be Included By FRAWOIS M STEFHKNSON WASHINGTON June President Roosevelt today that he Is preparing a vast plan of social insurance for the security of the citizen and his fam This with another national plan for land and water resources will be laid before congress next winter In hia longest message to the na tional legislature the chief execu tive said Among our the security of the and children of the nation Cim Stimulate he said want decent homesto live In they want calc them where they can engage In productive Vork and tKeywant some safeguard against misfor tunes which cannot elirn fnatec in this man madoworld of f i i 1 M Regarding Ifthe government has already appropriat ed millions for housing1 and housing billnow before thelegis V latora can stimulate thp lending of money ftq modernize homes and build new ones r V Of the problemof 1 of he said dreds vof thousands of famiHes live f Where there reasonable1 pqct of a living In the When the next congress I I hope tofbe able to present to it acarefully considered national plan covering the development and human of our national resources of land and i water over a long period of It involves abandoning millions of acres for1 agricultural use and replacing thorn with better The president he has begun actuarial studies looking to a unified system of social insur ance including unemployment end old age s I I believe he should be a maximum of cooperation be tween states and the federal ernment I believe that the funds necessary to provide this insurance should be raised by contribution rather than byan increase lu gen era Avoid Destructive Influences The states he said should meet at least a large part of the man agement leaving the federal government the task of investing and safeguarding the reserves The president struck at critics who say the government should de Tnrii lo Ioee 2 Column 4 General Farm Strike in Spain Called Off MADRID June S general farm strike which has harassed Spain for four days was called oft by socialists today in five towns The situation was reported qiiieter although four persons were ser lously wounded here in a gun battle between civil guards and extrem ists staging an antifascist demon stration Handy Letter Writer It is just as easy to commit a bicach of good form in your cor respondence as it 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