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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 13, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED rttESS LKASKD VVIHK SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 13 1935 SUCTION OXK THIS PAlElt CONSISTS OK TWO SUCTIONS NO 208 2 MASON CITYANS HELD FOR MURDER Iowa County Officers Hold 7 Group Meetings TOLD TO WATCH FOR SECONDARY ROAD AID FUNDS Warned Federal Money May Be Diverted to Primary Roads Money allocated to Iowa for secondary road construction out of the public works ap propriation is likely to go into pri mary roads if county officers dont watch out That was the warning given su pervisors and county engineers at the state convention of the County Officers association here Thursday The county officers after their initial joint session Wednesday aft ernoon and floor show at the Hotel Hanfora in the evening met in sev en different groups Thursday to consider their specific problems With an attendance of some 799 delegates the convention is one of the largest in the history of the County Officers association Most of the individual sessions had the largest attendance that officers could remember Seven hundred tickets had been purchased by Thursday afternoon for the banquet and dance at the Clear Lake Golf and Country club Thursday even ing Much Shop Talk Most of the programs in the sep arate organizations consisted of shoptalk including methods of improving the efficiency of their of fices and practices needed to con form to new laws Interest centered on the super visors and engineers who were wrestling with construction prob lems and considering means of in suring public funds for secondary roads It was B B Dewey chairman of the Polk county board and chair man of the legislative committee who warned of the possibility that funds appropriated under the Hay denCartwright bill specifically ear marked for secondary roads may be taken by the highway commis sion or completion of the primary system Need the Money We have in Iowa a total of 94 000 miles of secondary roads out of which 29000 has been surfaced most of it with gravel said Mr Dewey This leaves 65000 that hasnt been touched Out of the 29000 already improved much has been flattened out because it wasnt maintained through the tax reduc tion period It will be necessary to reditch and regravel much of this Congress specifically designated that the money was to go to build ing farm to market roads con strued in Iowa as secondary roads The bureau of roads in Washington however regards as secondary roads anything that is not a federal aid road A secondary road in Wash ington may be a primary road in Iowa May Build Diagonal Roads Forthisreason there is a pos sibility that funds allocated for sec ondary roads will be used for pri mary roads I have photostatic copies of a plan to build il diagonal primary roads out of Des Moines to various parts of the state All the money will go there if we are not Mr Dewey urged the supervisors to see the spending of public works money is done oh an economic and not political basis He asked the su Tufn la tfcKe 3 Column 3 FORECAST TOW A Showers prohahle Thursday night and Friday Cooler Friday MINNESOTA Showers Thursday night and Friday warmer in northeast portion Thursday night and Friday cooler in south portion Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 86 Minimum in Night 59 At 8 A M Thursday 80 Wednesday brought the warmest weather thus far recorded in 1935 hut the mercury Thursday morning was off to a flying start almost certain to top the 90 degree mark Toll of Dead in Explosion Set at 1000 BERLIN June 3 Uncon firmed and unofficial estimates at Reinsdorf place the number of dead in the explosion of the Westfalian Anhalt Explosives factory today as high as one thousand but the min istry of propaganda in Berlin said that the toll would be less than 100 The factory employes 13000 work ers and is at Reinsdorf near Wit tenberg All the factorys workshops were destroyed Many houses in the vicinity were demolished and window panes for a radius of several miles were smashed Carry Away Bodies Between noon and p m am bulances were carrying the smashed bodies of dead and dying workmen from the debris of the factory to hastilyconstructed sheds near the scene Physicians surgeons and Red Cross workers from throughout the district were summoned to Reins dorf Telephone calls to Wittenberg for more details brought the reply We are not permitted to say anything concerning it Worst In History The explosion was called one of the worst catastrophes in German industrial history It occurred while the factory was working at full shift and there were hundreds of workers in the different shops which collapsed following the blast Windows in houses several miles away were smashed and debris stones and metal were projected in the air for long distances All ambulances in Wittenberg were requisitioned and every phy sician in the district was ordered to hurry to the scene Strong forces of the army storm troopers and labor corps were put to digging in the debris for the dead CLIPPER ARRIVES AT PEARL HARBOR Seaplane Ends First Leg of Pioneer Commercial Hop to Midway Island ALAMEDA Cal June 13 Ending the first leg of its pioneering commercial flight to Midway island the giant Pan American Clipper sea plane landed at Pearl Harbor Ha waii at a m central standard time today radio reports to head quarters here said The elapsed time was 17 hours and 5S minutes bettering the time of the previous hop two months ago by 41 minutes When the Clipper left Alameda yesterday at p rn eastern standard time it was disclosed the flight had been delayed until weath er reports indicated stormy condi tions might be found somewhere on the first leg of the trip Such condi tions it was explained were desired so tests might be made to determine their effect on regularly scheduled transPacific flights in the CflOLErTWElTHER SEEN FOR STATE Iowa Counts Three Dead in Drownings in Initial Hot Spell DES MOINES June 13 weather bureau today predicted re lief from the first hot weather of the season as Iowa counted three dead from drowning accidents The bureau said showers were probable for tonight and tomorrow The mercury rose yesterday to BO degrees at Sioux City and Waterloo record readings so far this year A searching party found the bodv of Donald Duane Sutherland last night in the Maquoketa river at Monticello James Feeney Jr 15 drowned in the Mississippi river locks at Le Claire Rivermen recovered his body LeRoy Jacobs 19 drowned while swimming in the river near Davenport 8 MAN KILLED AND E IN TRAIN WRECK Rock Island Passenger Hit by Freight Near Morning Sun MORNING SUN June 13 One trainman was injured fatally and eight other persons on a Rock Island passenger train were injured three seriously when the passenger train was struck by a Minneapolis and St Louis freight train at a track intersection a half mile south of here today Eli Meyers 50 Oelwein baggage mans helper died shortly after he was taken to a hospital at Burling ton Iowa His skull was fractured The injured are Miss Marie Hochman 22 St Louis Mo possible broken back Mrs Helen Bisby 38 St Louis and her son Billie 8 minor injuries M C Taylor 51 Marion mes senger of the Rock Island train No YE63 head injury W L Stonebrecher 60 Ceda1 Rapids conductor on the passenger train arm broken F J Peck 44 Cedar Rapids brakeman on the passenger train body injuries not serious Simon Marquess 64 Kansas City Mo news butcher on the passenger train serious head and body in juries Frank Frogner Monmouth 111 fireman of the freight train legs bruised and cut The foregoing were all taken to Burlington hospital at Burlington Had Clear Board We had a clear board Conduc tor Stonebrecher said we had no warning of the coming crash I was in the day coach working on my reports There were 10 or 12 pass engers on the train and most of them were thrown iiito the aisles Dr R w Tandy Morning Sun physician was among the first to reach the scene of the wreck He took several of the injured to Bur lington and ambulances carried the others Cliff Lowe Monmouth 111 and C E Helm Osakoosa engineers on the double header freight train stated that their train had a clear board They with C Turner Mon mouth and Harry Welch Mon mouth firemen all jumped a few seconds before the crash but Frog ner stayed with the train Escapes Serious Injury He was rising at the window in an engine cab and although the lo comotive was caved in and twisted he escaped serious injury He was bruised and cut about the legs Frank Ross was conductor on the freight George Herman of Cedar Rapids engineer on the passenger train also claimed to have had a clear board in talking to other trainmen at the Morning Sun depot He went on to Cedar Rapids with his engine and the mail car in which five or six clerks were on duty None of these men were injured Man Arrested Who Admits Being With Slayer of Woman CHICAGO June 13 po lice today questioned James Sikosis 25 who they said admitted he was the Jimmy who accompanied Tony MaJona when the latter al legedly shot and killed Celia Mae Venable night club hostess in her bed in a north side hotel Monday Two women also were in custody The police took Sikosis on a tour nf taverns Madona was known to frequent in an effort to get a clew to the suspected slayers where abouts Postmaster at Miiscatine WASHINGTON June 13 Albert S Betry was announced by the postoffice department as acting DostmasLfr flt Muscaiinr Jowa BALLOONISTS STILL WAIT FOR SUITABLE DAY TO TRY FLIGHT RAPID CITY S Dak June 13 Albert W Stevens and Capt Orvil A Anderson were still looking for that one day in 25 suitable for stratos phere ballooning Weather reports at the nation al geographicarmy flight base gave little encouragement for an immediate ascent Iowa Bandmasters Will Gather Here Next Year Stewart Elected Head at Sessions Held in Ames Mason City was selected as the site of the 1936 convention of the Iowa Bandmasters association at this years convention held Thurs day at Ames Another honor came to Mason City when Carlcton L Stewart director of the high school band was elected president of the Iowa Bandmasters association With the announcement of the coming of the convention to Mason City next year plans were already under way to make the occasion a big music festival Fifteen bands at tended the convention in Ames and this many or more will be at the session next year in Mason City Attending the convention from Mason City were John Vance Les ter Milligan secretary of the Cham ber of Commerce his son Merrill and Mr Stewart Word received from Mr Milligan indicated that the presidentelect Mr Stewart would direct the massed ban in a number at a con cert Thursday night closing the con vention CAKIFTON I STKWAIIT Rome Correspondent of Chicago Paper Is Expelled From Italy ROME June 13 Italian government press bureau today expelled David Darrah the Rome correspondent of the Chicago Tri bune Darrah and his wife were forced to leave immediately The reason for Darrahs expul sion was given as the writing of antiItalian articles The correspondents expulsion came shortly after the press bureau had banned the New York Times from entering Italy owing to a dis pleasing editorial entitled Baldwin and Mussolini First Beer Permit to Dubuque Dealer DES MOINES June 33 Caroline Machinek of Dubuque ob tained the first state beer permit as issuance was begun by E J Rahm secretary of the new state beer per mit board Permits now being is sued are good only until July 1 aft er which retailers will be required to buy both local and state licenses Watchman Not Hurt in Church Tent Fire DES MOINES June 13 Pi Glenn Ross 45 a watchman for the j Church of the Open Bible escaped unhurt after awakening to find in ilames the large tent in which serv ices were conducted The tent and contents were destroyed at a loss estimated oy the Rev John R Richey pastor at OMAHAPOUCE CLEAR STREETS Break Up Gatherings After Six Are Injured in Two Riots OMAHA Nebr June 13 lice moved in large squads today in south Omaha dispersing all street gatherings after two riots last night brought injuries to six Three were shot and hundreds gassed A six months old baby was overcome by gas The riots began when police tried to disperse crowds along the Q street carline and the L street line after several tram windows were smashed by brickbats Last nights riots were the most vicious of the sporadic outbreaks of violence which have marked the nearly two month old strike of or ganized tram employes for higher pay and closed shop recognition The outbreak combatants said was an outgrowth of resentment against constant police surveillance of the district since the tram walk out April 20 Three police officers were injured by brickbats and two men and rn 11 year old bcy spectator weie wounded in fhr legs hy buckshots from police riot guns in the disor der CHINA ACCEPTS SOME DEMANDS Earlier Report on Japanese Ultimatum Clarified by Statesmen froliyrlnlit by Aimmlnlnl Irrm NANKING June el der statesmen instructed today Gen eral Hi TingChin war minister to notify Japan in writing that China will accept some of the conditions imposed by Japan for settlement of North China problems but consid ers others unacceptable The Kuomintang government party central political threxv the Sino Japanese crisis into a flurry of un certainty when they let it be under stood that they refused to accept the latest demands of the Japan ese Resolution Passed The political councilors clarified their stand today however passing a resolution instructing the war minister to notify Japan that China will be able to accept certain broad conditions Japan desires for settle ment of the North China impasse But the resolution declared that the more detailed demands the councilors considered yesterday are not acceptable If the Japanese army desires fur ther consideration of the detailed demands the resolution said they should be presented through the usual diplomatic channels directly to Nanking Nanking then will give consider ation through diplomatic channels with Akira Ariyoshi new Japanese ambassador to China Condit ions UnrevesUeil Officially the certain broad con ditions1 accepted remained un known It was believed however that they are essentially as follows 1 China agrees to the with drawal of all national government troops north of the Yellow river 2 China agrees to the abolition of all Kuomintang organizations in Hopei province 3 China agrees to the abolition of the Peiping branch of the mil itary council 4 China agrees to the abolition of the Peiping branch of the politi cal council PRESIDENT WILL ACCEPT NRA ACT SENATE PASSED Bill Goes to House With Amendments Longs Filibuster Fails June 13 iliFin al congressional approval of NRA extension resolution by tomorrow night was indicated today when President Roosevelt told house lead ers he was willing to accept the measure passed earlier in the day by the senaie after crushing a iria hour filibuster by Senator Long D Lal At the vvhite house conference with house leaders the president said he also would accept the Borah amendment to tighten enforcement of the antitrust laws Just before the conference Chair man OConnor of the rules commit tee commenting on the senate addi tion of the Borah amendment said Adopted 44 to IS To hell with them If their amendment is what 1 understand it to be the house wouldnt stand lot it and I shall fight it The senate adopted the NRA reso lution extending an abbreviated NRA until next April 1 at a m by a vote of 44 to 13 Some sen ate leaders expressed opinion that Ijong white faced and weary had given up at 4 a m leaving Sena tors Schall tPMinni and McCrary DNev to carry on They erapha sized he was not refused recogni tion later by the chair but just gave up Iowas senators split on the vote on the NRA resolution Senator Murphy voting for and Senator Dickinson against Since parliamentarians said it would take unanimous consent to get house approval of the senate measure today the schedule was to bring in a special resolution tomor row makingit in order to accept the senate resolution Atlend CoillVrtiiro The conferees to which President Roosevelt expressed his attitude in cluded Speaker Byrns OConnor and Chairman Doughton of the wavs and means committee Although at least one of these conferees reluctant to accept the Borah amendment ii was intimated the president feared Held for Murder MAKTHA BlSH iOUIS K COTHlSKN Federal Agents Continue to Hunt Mahan Robber and Kidnap Suspect FILIBUSTER COST WASHINGTON June 13 Pi cost of recording the things that Senator Long D La said about fried oysters guinea hens turnip greens and other matters in his hour filibuster against extending NRA was estimated today at 54650 At that rate the cost of print ing the pot likker and fried oyster recipes which Long rcdt ed would alone be around HAVNUH the measure would not be enacted in time to keep NRA from dying unless the house accepted the sen ate change The present NRA expires Sunday night unless the legislation is enact ed before that time The leaders also discussed the general legislative situation with the president and heard him say he wanted enacted besides NRA the Wagner labor disputes bill the Guf fey coal measure and legislation to extend the office of the coordina tor of transportation Ordered to Strike Soft coal miners have been or dered to strike Monday and i is to Tiip AtMfinipi meet this situation that Mr Roose SEOUL Korea June veil asked for passage of the Guf Senjuro Hayashi Japans plain I fey bill which would create a little spoken minister of war having completed a tour of inspection of Manchorikuo including a visit to TO MAINTAIN FORCE Heho on the Siberian frontier Ihe Associated Press today that he saw no possibility of anv reduction of the Japanese forces in Manchou kuo Today said the soldier regard ed as most able to speak for the Japanese army there seems no reason to anticipate war between Japan and soviet Russia but the forces of the two nations are facing each other at close range along the Manchotikuan frontier King George Recovering SANDRINGHAM Eng June 13 I George was reported to j day to be recovering satisfactorily I from an attack of bronchial ca 1tarrh NRA in the bituminous coal indus try However little change was seen of heading off the beginning of the strike Downtown the war department requested the public works adminis tration to spend on rfi army base construction projects from the S4000000000 fund The Shrincrs continued their con vention The house agriculture committee tentatively completed writing the agricultural adjustment amend ments to make them constitutional and prepared lo report for house action early next week Tw French Flyers Killed BERPK France June 13 Pi Two military aviators were killed and one esrnprd todny when a soa plane hurst into flames as it was landing in the harbor of this air I drome near Marseille TACOMA Wash June Tem porarily escaping Washingtons nrw deathfoikidnapcrs law Harmon M and bis wife Margaret fought tor their freedom today from the lepi stringent federal kidnap act for the abduction of 9 year old George Weyerhaeuser Department authorities mean while prcsscd their search in Mon tana ancl Canada for William Ma han bank robber Hope to Beat Charge Apparently the Waleys vho were i flown here yesterday from Salt Lake City hope to beat the charge which put the case under federal allegation they crossed a state line taking George to Blanchard and Spirit Lake in j Idaho before his patents Mr and j Mrs J P Weyerhaeuser brought about his release with The Waleys entered pleas of not guilty to the kidnap charge and to the charge they conspired with Ma han to use the mails to defraud I Georges father of the ransom sum I Set Bail I Their bail on the conspiracy charge vas set at SI00000 each No bail was set on the kidnap charge Pierce County Prosecutor Harry H Johnston said he would file un der1 the state law and demand the death penalty if the Waleys beat the federal case If they are convicted he said he would place a bold nn them so if they are paroled they could be tried underthe state law i Officials said nothing will bo an nounced about federal prosecution i plans until Federal District Attor 1 ney 1 Charles Donnis arrives here fmm San Francisro j Nnt the f A man suspected of bringMahan was arrested yesterday at Mobridgo S Dak but federal agents said he was no the fugitive Mahan was i being limited m the badlands of South Dakota and in the Black Hills as well as in southwest Montana and Canadi j Loot from a bank robbery seven years igo may be financing Mahan I in his flight federal agents and 510 j iice theorized i Police recalled that when Mahan was arrestca here for the llath i drum Idaho hank robbery SI07000 I in ia bl1 rVMls was if covered but saiil that amount did nnt in elude tic entire lrot CHARGES FACED BY DR COTHERN GOLUB Illegal Operation Named as Cause of Young Womans Death Two Mason Cityans Dr W R Cothern 10 North Federal avenue and Martha Bush Golub 409 Fourth street southwest were arrested on charges of murder Thursday follow ing the death of Mrs Charles Otto 62K Third street northeast who died at a local hospital at 235 oclock Thursday morning Mrs Otto 22 was alleged to have died following an illegal operation performed by Mrs Golub and Dr Cothern before Mrs Otto was taken to the hospital The warrant for the arrest of Mrs Golub was issued through the office of Roe Thomp son justice of peace and the war rant for the arrest of Dr Cothern was through the office of Morris Laird police judge Information was filed by County Atty Frederick B ShaZfcr Mrs Golub was placed in the county jail shortly after her arrest here She had been bound to the grand jury previously on a charge of attempting an abortion on a girl residing in Minnesota Although this charge was filed Feb 93i Mrs Golub had never been brought to trial for lack of witnesses Information as to the illegal oper ation which was alleged to have been performed about June J 3935 was given and signed by Mrs Otto before she was admitted to the local hospital Mrs Golub wasv the defendant in a aansaMuilill trial JlcJd m Uie Qla trict court here in 1924 The case was tried twice the Jury failing to agree each time The state testimony on that oc casion was presented mainly by two girls whose names were not re vealed in the accounts of the trial These testified that Mrs Golub had performed illegal operations The argument of the defense which is believed to have contrib uted to the splitting of the two juries was the contention that Mrs Goluh then known as Martha Bush was the victim of a master mind which they implied was a local physician SUBSTlTEFOR Old Recovery Act Gets Both Praise and Blame of Governors BILOXI Miss June 13 timent in favor of some substitute for the NRA was apparent today as the old recovery act drew both praise and blame from governors of more than half the states at their annual conference Informal expressions from several chief executives portended brisk dis cussion when the subject is formally brought up for consideration on the conference ioor NRA discussions tomorroxv will be led by Governor Johnston and Gov Paul V McNiitt of Indiana chairman of the conference Learn to Swim Timidity and fear keep innumer able persons from learning to swim You need not deprive yourselves of the delights of seaside lake and river resorts Send for a copy of the GlobeGazette service booklet Swimming It is a practical help ful publication compiled by our Washington information bureau with tho cooperation of the Ameri can Red Cross You will find it a pound guide to one of the most healthful inri useful of sports In close 10 to cover rost hand ling and postage Use coupon The Mason City GIobeG7etta Information bureau 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