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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 13, 1934, Mason City, Iowa EXTRA NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRB SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 131934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 133 FIRST NATIONAL BANK ROBBED STEVENS WILEY AND ROBERTSON ARE REELECTED Businessmen ReElected on School Board 2 Questions Carry R E Robertson Tracy Stevens and R E Wiley were reelected as members of the Mason City school board in Mondays election defeat ing a labor ticket by a decisive vote Following is the total vote cast for each candidate R E Robertson 1374 Tracy Stevens1314 K E Wiley1304 W H Griebling 528 R O Dale 516 Both financing propositions car ried by substantial margins Allan F Beck was reelected treasurer of the school district without opposi tion Proposition No 1 proposing to bond the school district for in event additional PWA funds can be obtained for an exten sive school building improvement carried almost two to one the vote being 1052 to 551 Has Big Margin 700 Bills Considered During Session 3 Men Saved Out of 113 in Torpedo Boat Rescued Japanese Tell of 8 Still Alive in Hull Copyright 1934 by The Associated Press SASEBO Japan March With three men rescued out of the 313 trapped in the hullof the cap sized torpedo boat Tomozuru res cue workers cut doggedly at a steel wall late tonight in the hope that eight more men might be found alive Officers said 40 hours after the heavily armed little ship turned over during maneuvers that it would be impossible to cut through that hull before midnight to find what lay inside Report 8 Alive They were spurred on in their work by a story from the rescued men that eight of their companions were still alive in the engine room when they escaped through a hatch under water The three sailors said their com rades in the engineroom had been too weak to follow their avenue of escape The disaster was regarded as Proposition No 2 proposinga tax Hkely to Become a serious national levy of 20000 for a smaller build issue ing repair program in event PWA funds were not forthcoming carried by a vote Of 878 to 663 WOUNDED IN HOLDUP A 60 per cent vote is required for a bond issue but a tax levy question carrwl by majority businessmens ticket carried ur wards by wide three to one ahead of their lalxir opponents while in the second they were more than three toone in Ibe lead Mr leader was two to one ahead of the labor can didates in the third ward closely followed by his two associates In the fourth ward the incumbents ran ahead by a two to one vote Robertson Leads Mr Robertson who is county en gineer was at the head of the ticket in three wards while Mr Wiley as sistant cashier in the First National bank was the leader in the fourth ward Mr Griebling who lecretary of the Mason City Trades and Labor assembly was slightly in the lead of his associate Mr Dale a railroad car carpenter running ahead in the third and fourth ward and tying with him in the second Mr Dale ran ahead of his associate In the first ward Mr Robertson Mr Stevens and Mr Wiley were first placed on the school board three years ago when they were elected to succeed three board members who retired volun tarily Probe Is Started The navy appointed its distin guished admiral Kichisaburo No aura as chairman of the board of inquiry which includes other ad competent ex i frem mirals o from Kure iiaafronv otner naval Theiriflndinga are like ly to influence a possible revamping of the entire naval construction program Capt Fred R Rogers naval at tache of the United States embas sy visited the navy office and con veyed the official condolences of his country K L JAMES E L James secretary of the Mason City school board was wounded in the leg by a lired by bandits who held up the First National bank here Tuesday afternoon Touhy Henchman Taken for Ride Gang Suspected Refuted Money to Defend Gang GOVERNOR SAYS ASSEMBLY HAS DONE GOOD JOB Members Go Home After Senate Rejection of NRABill SUMMARY ON PAGE 12 DES MOINES March 13 I history making special session of the general assembly was legisla tive history itself today The 127 day session second long est extraordinary session in the states history came to an abrupt close at p m yesterday short ly after the senate had killed the NRA compliance bill Defeat of the NRA measure was j followed by adoption of the ad journment resolution by both branches and a short time later the gavels of the presiding officers sounded the close of the session The session began Nov 6 at the call of Gov Clyde Herring stretch ing out much longer than had been expected as the legislators wrestled with many controversial questions Cost of the session was estimated today at upwards of 5337000 700 Bills Introduced Selecting from among the nearly 700 measures introduced the legls laton sent into the statutes a nmn 20000000 tax law the liquorvcpn rol act and the old age pension ill FIRST NATIONAL BANK ROBBED Kehoe Farley Runs for Head of Schools DUBUQUE Marca 13 E Kehoe superintendent of public schools at Farley today announced that he will be a candidate in the democratic primaries in June for the nomination for state superinten dent of public instruction WcS BAN6HART TRIAL DEFENSE RESTS Only One Witness Appears for Gangster Accused of Kidnaping CHICAGO March 13 the testimony of one witness the defense rested its case today in a surprise move in the trial of Basil Banghart Touhy gangster for the kidnaping of John Factor The witness was Miss Ella Cost ner of Cosby Tenn a sister of Isaac Costner Touhy gangster who turned states evidence and pointed out Bangbart and three others al ready convicted as Factors kid napers Miss Costner testified Banghart was a guest at the home of her father in Cosby for 10 days during the latter part of last June and the early part of July Factor was held by kidnapers from July 1 through July 12 A scathing cross examination by Prosecutor Wilbert F Crowley failed to shake the young womans testimony that Banghart was hun dreds of miles from Chicago at the time of the kidnaping She denied knowing any other members of the Touhy gang FORECAST IOWA Unsettled Tuesday night and much colder with possible snow in extreme north east portion Wednesday gener ally fair and colder in south central and extreme east por tions MINNESOTA Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday except light snow early Tues day night in extreme southeast much colder Tuesday night ris ing temperature Wednesday in west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 71 Minimum in Night 38 At 8 A M Tuesday 43 The mercury Monday soared into the summer heat zone with a maxi mum of 71 reached at 3 oclock in the afternoon During the night the south wind was displaced by one out of the northwest and Tuesday morning the sun was obscured by clouds Give Up Attempt to Stop JungleStrife in Gran Chaco Area BUENOS AIRES March 13 League of nations conciliators find ing Paraguay and Bolivia irrecon ciliable have abandoned an at tempt to stop the jungle strife in the Gran Chaco border area The league commission which has sought for months to settle the age old dispute announced yesterday it had ended its efforts The members said they planned to leave for Ge neva immediately CHICAGO March 13 Ice Wagon Connors one of the Touhy gangsters long hunted for the idnaping of John Factor was ound shot to death in a remote see on of the southwest side today The body shot twice through the best the head battered in with bul ets and another wound through the rm lay unidentified several hours hile officers tried to compare the eatures with those of the hunted angster Identification finally was made by ingerprints Symbol for Contempt In his gloved hand his killers had iressed a penny their symbol for ontempt Capt Daniel Gilbert chief of the tales attorneys detectives ex tressed a theory he had been done away for refusing to contribute his hare of the loot toward the gangs defense His was the first killing among iis fellows since the gang roundup legan last summer at Elkhorn Wis when Roger Touhy and several con ederates were captured Tried and Acquitted Four of them were tried and ac quitted at St Paul of the William Jamm Jr kidnaping and after the acquittal Willie Sharkey hanged himself rather than face trial at Chi cago for kidnaping John Factor Three of the Touhy Albert Kator and Gus Shaef convicted recently and sent to Joliei prison for 99 years to pay for their 570000 snatch of Factor EdwarO Father Tom McFadden the elder iy member of the mob was turned by directed verdict of the court during the first Factot trial when the jury disagreed Another on Trial Another of the gang was on trial today for the same crime Basil Hugh Banghart And chief among the witnesses against him were Isaac Costner and Buck Henrich sen two of the Touhy aides who turned against their gang Connors who also used the name Turn to Page 2 Column 8 Violence Reported at Alabama Mine BIRMINGHAM Ala March 13 was reported this morning in mines at Bradford and Porter in Jefferson county Sherif J M Hawkins with a corps of dep uties went to the former place where mines are operated by the Al abama ByProducts company whil preparations were made to mov troops to both drafts Saloons Taverns Bars in Chicago to Be Prohibitec CHICAGO March 13 the opening date moved up from June 1 to May 26 Worlds fair of ficials announced that saloons tav erns bars and other establishments having as their prime reason for existence the sale of liquor will be prohibited Officials said the opening date was moved up to attract crowds on Saturday Sunday and Decoration day The liquor regulation provide that sale of alcoholic beverages wi be restricted to restaurants They also passed among the im ortant measures a mergency poor relief bill a new eer law banking legislation mall loans act and legislation to ermit Iowa to cooperate in the ederal recovery program Nearly all the major objectives et by Governor Herring in his pening address to the assembly rere accomplished and a wide ange of subjects covered in addi ion One recommendation made by chief executive which did not eceive approval was that for an utomatic moratorium on fore losures Praised by Governor As they went back to their omes the legislators carried with hem the praise of the governor vho in a closing message declarec hat the session has started Jowa government down new trails MayI not repeat the final word hat I sent to you upon the occa ion of the adjournment of the for yfifth general assembly regulai ession that in my opinion tha ession had enacted more construe ive legislation than any previous me within the history of the itate the message stated With complete honesty I can saj o you that I believe this extraor dinary session of the fortyfifth gen eral assembly has upheld tha record By legislative enactment have started Iowa government down new trails and I am proud to hav jeen a part of this breaking awa from old wornout traditions an jractices Will Be Kemembered I predict that in years to com the members of the general as sembly which had to do with th enactment of the more importan measures of this special session wi oe remembered with gratitude b owa citizenry In its last executive sessio shortly before adjournment the sen ate confirmed the governors ir terim appointment of C B Murtagl democrat of Algona as state comp troller The same executive session als confirmed the appointments to th newly created state areonautic commission of Charles W Gatsche of Des Moines Ralph W Cram Torn to Fuse 3 Column 6 outes LOOT OF TO TAKEN BY SEVEN BANDITS R L James Wounded in Leg as Machine Gun Robbers Fire to Keep Back Crowd Gathered to Watch Holdup The First National bank of Mason City was robbed of be tween and by seven men armed with several ma chine guns at oclock Tuesday afternoon One of the gang was identified as resembling John Dillinger escaped Indiana convict R L James secretary of the Mason City school board was shot through the leg by the bandits firing at random as a large crowd gathered to watch them With the building protected on the south and west sides by machine guns planted in doorways the bandits herded all the employes of the institution out the back door surrounded their car with a wall of men and women for protection and drove calmly away Car Double Parked The automobile a Buick said to carry an Iowa 1933 license number 7719501 was double parked outside the back door of the bank and stood there probably 10 minutes while the rob bers quietly collected their loot and departed When the bandits left town they were heavily guarded with hostages including Carroll D Mulcahy Francis DeSart Ralph E Wiley Emmet Ryan Alice Kohler Anna Stevens and Lydia Crosby Police gave chase to the bandits to the city limits but were unable to fire on them At the edge of town the bandits opened fire on the police car and forced the officers to abandon the chaseShe bandits continued on to Clear N Hostages BeleafJ cheering IP Board to Study Army Carrying and Make Suggestions WASHINGTON March 13 Addition of two new airmail routes to those operated before the gen eral contract cancellation is con templated by the postoffice depart ment Harllee Branch second assistant postmaster general told the house ostoffice committee today that ines from Chicago to Spokane and rom Billings to El Paso were plan ned under the appropri ation asked for the fiscal year starting July 1 Practically all the old routes would be maintained Keep 95 Vet Cent I am quite sure he said that at least 95 per cent of the routes in operation on Feb 15 be included in the air may we make up Branchs outline of plans under private operation followed appoint ment by Secretary Dern of a com mittee including Col Charles A Lindbergh Orville Wright and Clar ence Chamberlin to study the armys carrying the mail and to suggest improvements He asked it especially to consider such flying instruments as are deemed necessary for efficient nav igation and night beacon and ra dio controlled flights and landings and in consideration of personnel to weigh their training and experi ence in cross country flying in night flying blind flying and in in strument flying and their under standing and employment of the in struments referred to above Drum Named Chairman Major General Hugh A Drum deputy chief of staff was named chairman Other members are Major Gen eral Banjamin D Foulois chief of air corps Major General George S Simonda commandant of the army war college Major General John W Gulick chief of coast artillery and Brigadier General C E Kil bourne assistant chief of state to charge of war plans All army members belonged to the Drum board which survivec Tarn to Page 2 Colqmn 7 SENATE DEBATES SEAWAY TREATY Democratic Leaders Do Not Expect Bonus Bill to Reach President WASHINGTON March 13 Meeting an hour earlier than usual he senate today sought to hasten vote on ratification of the St awrence waterway treaty The roll call is expected tomor row night and ratification advocates were extremely doubtful of their chances Debate started with Senator Clark D Mo pleading for rejec tion of the pact Absolute Limitation His desk piled high with editor ials and data the son of the late Speaker Champ Clark said the peo ple of the Mississippi valley want ed waterway development for cheap transportation but saw in the pend ing treaty an absolute limitation put upon the diversion of water from Lake Michigan for all time and a curtailment on the future de velopment of the lakestogulf waterway Such a limitation he said would make the inland empire of the Mississippi valley a landlocked and commercially impotent domain Clark denied any sectionalism or influence from the big bad wolf of Wall street actuated the opposi tion of the treaty Expect Bonus Defeat Democratic leaders expressed con fidence today that the greenback bonus bill will never reach president Roosevelts desk Although the house passed the measure late yesterday by the thumping margin of 295 to 125 the administration chieftains said the senate will kill it The president plans to veto the bill if it gets to him Backers of the bill which calls for new carrency to pay the exsol Tnm to Face 2 Column 4 How They Voted in Mason City Election Dale First Ward 103 Second Ward 155 Third Ward 181 Fourth Ward 77 Total 516 GriebRobert son Ung 99 155 186 315 501 373 185 Stevens 308 486 346 174 Wiley 310 495 365 194 Beck 300 484 362 188 Prop No 1 Yes 219 382 312 139 No 137 185 137 92 Prop No 2 No Yes 194 326 244 114 159 209 181 114 Tola Vote 395 631 521 265 CHILDREN GOING TO SCHOOL FIND BODY N CULVERT OSAGE March body of in unidentified man was found un der a culvert this morning by chil dren on their way to school at Mona His throat was slashed and he fact that a razor was found learby led officers to believe that ie had probably committed suicide Frank R Shelledy of Osage Mitchell county coroner was called nd investigated The body was irought to Osage When children who were on their vay to school first saw the body hey told their teacher at Mona which is about a mile south of Lyle The teacher investigated and ben notified Mitchell county of icers The officers are now attemp ing to establish the identity of the tan Officers said they believed the man had been dead for some time perhaps since Sunday The man was described as being about 50 to 55 years of age and was wearing overalls No other marks of identification were found on the ody a thorough examination by of iciala revealed he hostages were back stating they ad been released about four miles outh of Mason City about a half mile east of the pavement Informing their unwilling passen gers to keep their eyes focused in he other direction the bandits rove east on the pavement to the oad just on the side of the coun ry club when they turned south After going four miles in that di the car turned east and con inued going about a half mile east if the pavement The car was then stopped and the he hostages told to get out and to Body of Boy Found Railroad Tracks COUTwjli BLUFFS March 13 Vaux Jr 14 freshman iiigh school student here was found dead last night on the Illinois Cen tral railroad tracks near the Coun cil Bluffs depot Police said they be lieved the boy fell under a train while trying to catching a ride CormMttee Member Resigns Relief Job WASHINGTON March 13 K Mrs Catherine Conner democratic national committeewoman for Ken tucky has resigned her position with the federal emergency relief administration but will remain a member of tie national committee 528 1374 1314 1364 1334 1052 551 878 663 1812 Deposit Insurance Passed by Senate WASHINGTON March 13 TV The senate Monday passed withou debate the bill extending for on year from July 1 the temporary de posit insurance provision of the 193 banking act Four Burn to Death INDIANAPOLIS March 33 Edna Finch and three of her children were burned to death in a fire at their home here today WATCH FOR IT An edition carrying further details of the First National holdup will be on the streets at oclock tonight ace back The bandit car disap earcd in a cloud of dust appar ently continuing eastward The then walked back to the iavement and caught a ride to Ma son City They kept scattering tacks along he road wherever they went said Mr Riley Did Much Shooting Shots to the floor and ceiling Continued From rape 11 Beauty Hints pHE saying that beauty is but L skin deep is but a skin deep saying according to Ruskin and every beauty specialist and every woman knows it is true Beauty is deeply rooted in the general health and all beauty has its beginnings in a healthy body and its accompany ing condition a happy mind But there are many things every woman can do to preserve and to enhance the gifts with which nature has endowed her The GlobeGazette of fers its readers a booklet Beauty Hints Inclose 6 cents in coin to cover cost and postage Use coupon Inadvertently on two days last week the explanation as to the price of two booklets The Hand Letter Writer and Seafoods was left out of the blank which appears daily with the Haskin offering In both cases the price should have been 10 cents Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C I enclose six cents in coin carefully wrapped for the booklet Beauty Hints Name Street City State Mall to Washington D C ;