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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 22, 1934, Mason City, Iowa M C 3 MEM 5 ATT r T or I v i Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOYVANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION yoL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 22 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 220 loivans in Washington Solons Start Home to Campaign for ReElection EARL MAY EXTORTION BLOCKED By DON McGUIKE ASHINGTON June 22 Last week was packing time up on capitol hill as members and their staffs pre pared to vacate Washington for the summer I o w as con gressmen will h i e themselves back home im mediately to be gin their cam paigns for re election Observ ers look upon the elections next fall as the test vote on whether or not the people are in favor of the Hew Deal Hence the many initialed orga nizations set up by President Roosevelt will be taken apart verbally as the candidates seek to show whether they are prac tical remedies for the depressions or merely costly adjuncts to the already huge governmental ex penses The Iowa senators however have nothing to worry about as far as their immediate political future is concerned Senator Murphy will forsake the capital for a sea voy age He plang to take a slow boat for places unnamed and will take advantage of the time at sea to rest up from his congressional labors Senator Dickinson will return to Iowa but thus far he has no plans for summer activity As One of the chief spokesmen for the republi cans however it is a sure bet that lie will take a good many pot shots at the present regime from the lec ture platform High Powered Oratory The volumes of high powered or atory that preceded the confirma tion of Rexford G Tugisiell as un dersecretary of agriculture slowed up the adjournment process It took ffojiaya for the senator Mason City Honors Champion Band Orchestra DOUBLEVICTORY CELEBRATED BY CROWD AT FIELD Stewart Given Tributes Spectacular Program Is Presented Pride which Mason City has al ways taken in its high school musicians reached new heights Thursday night in Roosevelt stadi um at the National Championship high school band and orchestra celebration A crowd which packed the stadium repeatedly expressed its enthusiasm of the double vic tory won by the band and orches tra in class A national competition this year the first time any school has ever won such a double victory The program which was present ed included the difficult intricacies of championship numbers spectac ular massed band numbers and solos a flavoring of humor to which the crowd readily responded and a warm tribute to the players Although a long program it held closely the interest of the crowd It was a night of triumphant re wards for Carleton L Stewart di rector both in the warm plaudits given him and his winning high school band and in the gift present ed to him Leading most of the numbers on the program he once more thrilled those who have heard the high school musicians on many occasions Opens With Entry Proceeds from the celebration 117 PIECE MASSED BAND PLAYS AT CELEBRATION same that they might have reached without any Tugwell can have the job because FDR says he should Iowa figured in the debate with the two Iowa senators in their usual camps opposed to each other Dickinson labeled Tugwell as menace to constitutional govern ment and a dangerous man to be placed at the head of a great fed eral agency Murphy although he made no regular speech in favor of Tugwell engaged in a couple of brief ex changes with his colleagues Pre viously when the Tugwell nomina tion was before the committee on agriculture and forestry Murphy was one of the leading figures in obtaining a favorable report No Kenyon Successor The session closes without action being taken to fill the circuit court vacancy made through the death of Judge William S Kenyon of Fort Dodge Despite repeated efforts through out the long meeting of congress Senator Murphy and democratic members of the Iowa house delega tion still remain at odds over the nominee Representative E C Eicher who has the support of the house mem bers still isopposed By Murphy who has favored Seth Thomas of Fort Dodge for the post Any final action on the appoint ment now must go over until the next session Between and was taken in and expenses were not more than or Concessions receipts grossed S36 The program opened with a grand entry led by the drum and bugle corps of CiausenWorden post of the American Legion This par ade included the Mohawk band members of the orchestra who were not in the band and then the mothers fathers brothers and sisters of the band The com bined high school and municipal bands then played Semper Fidelis march by Sousa Mr and Mrs Lee J Stewart of Clarion parents of Conductor Stewart were asked by Earl Hall master of ceremonies to rise for an introduction as being even more distinguished on the nights program than their son W A Storer grade instrumental instruc tor also was warmly applauded when introduced Contest Numbers Played The high school band played the three numbers it gave at the na tional contest held in Des Moines These included In Springtime by Goldmark the required number Phaeton by SaintSaens the se lective number and Sons of the Turn to Page 3 Column 4 Those Who Get Age Pensions Must Give Lien on Real Estate DES MOINES June 22 sona who receive old age pensions under the new Iowa law must give the old age pension fund a lien on any real estate owned by husband or wife Byron G Allen old age assistance superintendent said Wea FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Friday night Saturday unsettled prob ably showers and cooler In iiorthwest portion MINNESOTA Partly cloudy probably showers Saturday and in north portion Friday night warmer near Lake Superior Friday night cooler in west and south portions Saturday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for J4 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 82 Minimum in Night 60 At 8 A JW Friday 74 Prince Doesnt Look It but Hes 40 Years Old ROOSEVELT SEES SON IN BOAT RAGE Returns to His Yacht After Watching Harvard Lose to Yale NEW LONDON Conn June 22 Roosevelt returned to his ship here today after watch ing Yale defeat the Harvard fresh men and junior varsity crews and remarked they were both awfully good races The sun tanned president wear ing a white sea hat with a green shade had followed the two races down the Thames on the referees boat Dodger III and watched with especial interest the very close race of the freshmen crews Franklin Jr rowed on the Harvard freshmen team which lost a close contest It was a good race was Mr Roosevelts only comment He will see Franklin later in the day Mrs Roosevelt and the other guests on the Sequoia the presi dents ship kept eyes on the two morning events aboard the Tara the official committee boat sitting on the open fore deck of the ship Talking briefly with newspapermen after returning to his own yacht the president said he wag going back to work tomorrow when he reaches the family home at Hyde Park New York Time to Removal of Slums LONDON June 22 doesnt look it but the Prince of Wales is 40 years old tomorrow Busier than ever and graver of mien the heir to the throne of the British empire does not get much relaxation these days Content with his modest bachelor apart ments at St James p al a c e and his country place at Sun ningdale he has devoted himself in recent months to the campaign for removing slums through out the British Isles PRINCEJ3F WALES Society gets little chance nowadays to couple the name of the worlds most eli gible bachelor with some stately princess or lovely lady of the realm His royal highness works hard at his job Takes Time Off He took time off this week to at tend the royal Ascot race meeting with the king and queen and the other night he slipped away to the military tattoo which has been drawing tens of thousands a night On that occasion he characteristi cally declined to enter the royal box and few knew of his presence His empire missions which earned him the title of the worlds best traveling salesman have been taken over by his younger brothers Duke of York Prince Henry and Prince George The prince appears to be in dead ly earnest about the necessity for clearing up the slums a gigantic program on which an appreciable start has already been made Spreads Word of Cheer He launched the campaign per sonally two years ago He has spent months in many forgotten corners of the tight little isle getting first handinformation of the plight of the workless spreading a much welcomed word of cheer encourag ing every organization established to alleviate distress I have been appalled that such conditions can exist in a civilized country such asours he declared recently The prince very simply summed his aspirations on that occasion As far as my part is concerned he said many paths in life are closed to me Much that I would like to do I cannot Has Had Failures But I have tried to bringmore closely together the people of the empire to bring more closely to gether the English speaking peo ples and further our interests abroad I have had my failures I Turn to rase Column 3 ADMITS SLAYING ILLINOIS DENTIST Ohio ExConvict Believed to Have Tortured Victim Before Death NEW ORLEANS June 22 Arrested here late yesterday with two pistols in a handbag Harold St Clair 30 year old Ohio exconvict admitted to police that he killed Dr Homer L Meyer 55 wealthy den tist of Eldorado III last weekend in Illinois Illinois officers speculated that the dentist had been tortured before he was shot and killed and describ ed the slaying as without a motive St Clair told Chief of Detectives John J Grosch here that he would not fight extradition to Illinois I will go to the electric chair but the reason why I killed Meyer will go with me he was quoted by the officer as saying Saw His Picture The killing occurred on the out skirts of Equality III near Eldor ado The slayer was traced by po lice here through information given by an unnamed person who saw his picture in the paper St Clair told Chief Grosch that he met Dr Meyer in Eldor last week after going there with Miss Evelyn Anderson his traveling companion whom he said he met early this year at Corpus Christi Tex He said he was in search of a location for a book store Dr Meyer owned a building which he said appeared a suitable location Dr Meyer was talkative St Clair was quoted by Chief Grosch as saying He told me he was get ting on in years and had a 243 acre farm he wanted to sell He took me out to see the place We made an appointment to return to the farm for another inspection later Abandoned on Eoad Meyers automobile was found abandoned on a highway and his body with two bullet holes was dis covered Monday morning in a clump of bushes near an old shack on his farm Between the time the dentist firs mentioned his desire to sell the farm and the second trip to the farm St Clair told Grosch he conceived the idea of swindling Dr Meyer St Clair was quoted as telling the local officer that after he anc Meyer reached the farm shack hi shot Meyer in the chest and then fired a bullet into the dentists back as the victim turned and ran out o the door Heads Hardware Group DES MOINES June 22 E Given of Bemidji Minn was elected president of the Nationa Retail Hardware association as the thirtyfifth annual congress closec JOHN DILLINGER IS ALIVE HIS SISTER CLAIMS IN LETTER Mrs Bulalia Callender of Gallon to day received a letter from Mrs Audrey Hancock of Maywood Ind sister of John Dillinger saying John is alive The letter also said today is John DDlingers thirty second birthday We heard from John He is well hc letter to Mrs Callender said We dont know where he is hid ing I wish we did know We have so much mail for him Today Friday June 22 is his thirtysecond birthday I dont believe he would surren der He doesnt trust anyone All this bunk about wanting Dad to go on the stage is just another federal trap If they cant catch him crc way they will try another Mrs Callender said she has writ ten Joseph Sharts attorney of Day ten asking him to petition Governor White to commute to life imprison ment or less the death sentences given Harry Pierpont and Charles Makley former Dillinger com panions They were convicted of the murder of Sheriff Jess Sarber of Allen county and are to die July 13 Slash Planned in Building Material AWAITS DEATH DOE AT SUNSET William Kelley to Be First Victim of Colorados Gas Chamber CANON CITY Colo June 22 Cody Kelley condemned to be the first victim of the Colorado penitentiarys lethal gas chamber trembled today as he awaited sun set and death Kelley was convicted of the mur der of Russell Browning Delta Colo rancherrecluse in a robbery which got him only two cheap pistols Hysterical with fear Wednesday the prisoner regained his composure somewhat yesterday If Ive got to die I might as well die like a man he told Warden Roy Best and two clergymen His only requests the warden said have been for cigarets and for the companionship of the clergy men Sally Rand Headed Back for Worlds Fair Without Fans CHICAGO June 22 Rand who is responsible for a boom in the fan industry was headed back for the Worlds fair today without her famed fans Exposition officials have ruled that is out and reports are that Sally will have something different tiiis year Program for Home Buildin and Repair to Provide Business Boom WASHINGTON June 22 Downward revision of building ma terial prices under NRA codes t reinforce the administration horn building and repair program wa said today by an authority in th construction industry to be planne within the next fortnight Not even awaiting Presiden Roosevelts signature of the hous ing bill the industry was deplete as contemplating cuts of from 1 to 15 per cent in its charges Th spokesman who did not want his name used was in e position to know the facts Prices at Minimum While components of the indus trv have insisted that present cost protection prices have been the minimum at which plants could be operated and employment main tained at maximum it was said leaders in the business expect the housing program to so increase volume that there will be no de crease in employment and net pro fits will suffer but little A drive to reduce building costs has been under way for some time The reduction has two main objec tives To Increase Activities To increase activities under the housing program which is designed to encourage building of new homes and the repairing of old And to carry out the announced policy of NRA to keep prices from mounting to excess Increased volume of building ac tivity will permit a narrower mar gin between production costs and selling prices It was predicted also that it will more than offset the increased costs of labor which in some of the building industries especially lumber has risen from 50 to as high as 400 per cent Hopkins in Charge Harry L Hopkins federal relief chief is expected to take charge of the housing program unless he per sonally signifies a contrary pre ference to the president This he may do in view of his liking for present duties Plans are being made to dram atize the program with celebra tions similar to those under which NRA was launched with huge par ades throughout the country the informant said The building materials industry xvill be among the first to got on the band wagon it was addefl with their announcement of price slashes The lowered prices will have the complete sanction of the government Found Dead in Hotel SALT LAKE CITY June 22 OTi E Brady of Dewitt Iowa found dead of natural causes in a hotel Shoots Wife Two Others and Himself former Executive of Ohio Firm Believed to Be Insane MIDDLETOWN Ohio June 22 R Rectanus 40 for mer vice president of the American Soiling Mills company today beat md shot and killed his wife Alma 2 shot and wounded two other members of his family and then dlled himself Wounded were his motherinlaw VIrs Elesa Rathman 76 shot in the neck condition said to be serious and a daughter Shirley 12 vounded in the right side condition air Two other children a daughter Jane 18 and a son Daniel 16 said they were struck by their father in iis rampage and fled in terror from the house The daughter Shirley despite net wound was making her way to the arden of their home when police reached the scene Rectanus has been a member the engineering staff of the Ameri can Rolling Mills company sine 1900 He resigned as vice presiden in charge of operations in 1932 bu still retained his vice presidency Coroner Cook ascribed the act to temporary insanity from some un known cause Reynolds Fatally Wounded CHICAGO June 22 James Reynolds vice president of Armour and company in charge of purchasing was found fatally wounded to the bathroom of lils Giencoe home today He died at Highland Park hos pital afew mifiutes later Reynolds was 53 years old His wife Margaret found him prostrate and summoned the police and a physician but he died without re ganing consciousness Apparently he had taken his own life POLICE CAPTURE OMAHA MAN HE DEIfSANYPART Threatened Death to Wealthy Merchant at Shenandoah MISSTUFVERSON CLEW UNEARTHED Newspaper Claims Missing Lawyer Alive in Boston This Month BOSTON June 22 Bos ton American says it has unearthed a clew indicating that Miss Agnes Tufverson missing New York law yer was alive and in Boston as late as this month The American says Mrs Ruth F Hall 26 of Melrose employed in a Boston cleaning establishment iden tified a photograph of Mrs Tufver son as that of a woman who had visited her place of employment twice The first visit the American said was made on May 15 and the second between June 1 and 10 On both occasions the American quoted its informant as saying the woman left a dress to be cleaned Vienna Police Impatient VIENNA June au thorities after providing Capt Poderjay board and lodging OMAHA June 22 rear Council Bluffs early today as the result of an elaborate trap ar ranged by state and federal agents a man who said he was Lyle Erwin 42 Omaha was questioned here to day regarding details of an alleged attempt to extort from Earl E May wealthy Shenandoah seed man and merchant Officers expressed belief the name given by the suspect was fic titious Erwin was fairly well dressed appeared to be well edu cated and said he had studied med icine Fourteen men took part in ar ranging the trap that bagged Er win as he stood on a highway miles south of Council Bluffs To the Iowa state agents and federal bureau of investigation agents he denied having had anything to do with the plot insisting that was a hitchhiker Follows 2 Failures The arrest followed two failures when attempts to deliver a dummy package went for nothing State agents today said May had three letters during the past week each threatening him and members of his family with death and promising that his honve would be bombed unless he deliv ered the money at the spot near Council Bluffs The first letter received last Fri day agents said directed Mavj to put a wantad of ah will deliver Earl and to drive that evening to Omaha by way of Sid ney and Gleuwood Iowa Sees Red Fin re At the right side of the road either on the way to Omaha or on the way home the letter stated May would see a red flare on the right side of the road He was to stop there and get further instruc tions as to where to place the money Joseph Burke state agent from Des Moines drove Mays car in the first attempt at a roadside contact but nothing happened as May had received the letter too late to insert the wantad Monday another letter arrived setting Tuesday night for the drive A terrific storm however appar ently dismayed the letter writer Burke made the drive but nothing happened Third Letter Comes Yesterday the third letter came telling May to insert another wantad He did and Burke started again Near the deaf institute south of Council Bluffs he saw a flash light at the right side of the road the lens covered with red paper He stopped and found a note at tached the light telling him to leave the money by a phone pole across the road Burke left a can and drove on A little farther on State Agents G fTtlrn to Fuse 3 Column 3 Ivan for nine days indicated today that if New York wants him it had bet ter hurry up and act The police were frankly impa tient to get rid of Poderjay who is suspected of no crime in this coun try Should the body of his bride Ag nes Tufverson be found in New York or elsewhere officials indi cated Poderjays extradition woulc be speedy The issue of holding the Yugo slavian who has smoked cigarets and paced a cell since June 13 was placed before the public by Vienna newspapers They complained of the cost o investigating a case in which Aus tria is not directly involved Charges by Leopold Bestermann attorney for Susanne Ferrand Frenchwoman who was living with Poderjay here that he is a spy were scouted by police They ad mitted however there were rumors he had once been in the Yugoslav ion intelligence service Poderjay and Miss Ferrand are being held without charge since there is no habeas corpus act in Austria Miss Ferrands status is similar to that of a person detainj ed as a material witness in the United States I A New Map of U S Just off the press printed from the very latest plates in five colors on strong heavy paper 21x28 inches in size this map is an ex ceptionally vauable publication It shows not only continental United States but all the Detached Terri Hawaii Puerto Rico and the on the reverse side will be found important geo graphical and up to date statistical data interesting and historical facts of each state pictures of the Capitol and other government buildings and a map of the heart of the city of Washington Enclose 10 cents in coin to cover coupon cost of handling Use Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Huskln director Washington C I enclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for the new Map of the United States Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C ;