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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1934, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas PAPER Edited for the Home L THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED IV1HE 8EKV1UE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 14 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 134 ASK HELP OF TWIN CITY POLICE SENATE REJECTS RATIFICATION OF SEAWAY TREATY House Refuses Attempt to Compromise on Vet Benefits WASHINGTON March 14 The senate today rejected the St Lawrence waterway treaty with Canada The vote was for ratification 46 to 42 against which was far short of the required twothirds The vote administered the first major legislative setback for the Roosevelt administration President Roosevelt had urged ratification in two communications to the senate as a step toward open ing vast interior areas of the United States to ocean commerce and pro viding cheap electricity for his own state of New York but the opposi tion of a large group of democrats and republicans proved too strong To Send Treaty Back Only a while before the treaty vote he told reporters he would send the treaty back for reconsideration when there is time the giant water way Is going to be built anyway and he feared that failure of ratification would place the seaway entirely un der Canadian control To reach the vote treaty oppon ents withdrew all reservations to the resolution of ratification paving the way for a clear cut vote on the trinSS Se administration house Check Descriptions of 7 Bank Bandits WOUNDS BANDIT JOHN C SHIPLEY Police Judge MayHaveHit One of Gang Bandit Jerked When Shipley Fired Shot During Holdup The fact that one of the bandits jerked around when he fired the second time led Judge John c Ship ley to believe ttjjt he iiav s and perhaps moreim theto establish in every sj allow ancea and govern ment employes Conference Rejected Democratic insurgents and repub licans rejected a move to send the independent offices supply bill to conference to compose differences on in veterans benefits and pay restoration voted by the senate This threw the bill open for a rect house vote on the senate ac tion The vote against sending the measure to desired by the 247 to 169 President Roosevelt has served notice he would veto the bill if it passed in the form approved by the senate Boll Call en Pact The roll call on the ratification resolution follows For ratification Democrats Ashurst Bachman Bankhead Barkley Black Bone Brown Bulkley Bulow Byrnes Costigau Dill Duffy Erickson Gore Harrison Hatch Hayden Lo gan McAdoo McKellar OHamoney Pittman Pope Robinson of Arkan sas Sheppard Smith Thomas of Utah Thompson Van Nuys and Republicans Borah Capper Cou rens Cutting Fess Frazier Gib son Johnson LaFollette Norris Nye Robinson of Indiana Schall and Total for Dickinson Votes No Democrats against Adams Bai 3ey Byrd Clark Connally Cool idge Copeland Dieterich George Lewis Lonergan Long McCarran McGill Neely Overton Reynolds Russell Stephens Tydings Wag ner and Republicans against Austin Bar Tnm to Page 2 Column 7 SStf Wea FORECAST IOWA ancreasing cloudiness Wednesday night becoming unsettled Thursday Rising temperatures MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight and Thurs day popsibly light snow in northeast portion tonight warmer tonight and In extreme east and extreme south Thurs day colder Thursday in ex treme northwest LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 45 Minimum In Night 13 At 8 A M Wednesday 2t Trace of snow fired from his office on the third floor of the bank building The bandit jumped quickly and turned around Judge Shipley said I think I may have hit him He did not return fire Of course he might have had a bullet proof vest on Judge Shipley told how he had heard the shooting from his office and had gone to the window He saw a crowd in the street below and many persons standing with their hands in the air He got an old gun he had in the office When one of the bandits was clear of the crowd he fired The baadit immediately trained a gun on him and fired the bullets striking other offices in the First National building Mr Shipley ducked but got another shot as the bandits were going down the street A bystander overheard one of the fleeing bandits state that he was wounded and this seemed to give further credence to the belief that Judge Shipleys second shot had taken effect 2 Iowa Cities Get Honors in National Traffic Safety Drive CHICAGO March 14 Iowa cities received honors in the natonal traffic safety contest dur ing 1933 Dubuque was named second in the group having 25000 to 50000 population led by Fond du Lac Wis Davenport was awarded honor able mention in the 50000 to 100 000 group Evanston 111 was named the win ner in the national contest I W REYNOLDS DIES IN DETROIT Chairman of State Board of Assessment and Review on Inspection Trip DESMOINES March 14 Dr J W Reynolds chairman of the state board ofassessment and re view died suddenly in a Detroit hotel this morning Members of his family here said they had been in formed that death was due to heart disease Dr Reynolds and L E Roddewig of Davenport member of the state aoard were on a trip for the pur pose of studying tax systems in other states before setting up Iowas new tax laws A democrat Dr Reynolds was ap pointed to the state board first in 3929 by Governor Hammill and he was reappolnted by Governor Tur ner in 1931 for a six year term Dr Reynolds wat a physician by profession practicing for many years in Creston 2 MEN DID MOST OF WORK INSIDE DURING HOLDUP Scenes Reconstructed by Officers Dozens Interviewed Sheriff J M Robertson and his staff worked with feverish haste Tuesday night and Wednesday on obtaining descriptions of the seven men who robbed the First National bank Tuesday afternoon in an ef fort to get the identity of the gang established The scenes connected with the daring holdup of the bank shortly before closing time were recon structed by the officers as they in terviewed dozens of men and women who were inside and outside the bank at the time Two Were Inside While there were conflicting ideas at first as to how many men were engaged in various phases of the holdup employes of the bank in general were agreed that two men did most of the work inside the bank while a third stood in the front doorway and a fourth believ ed to be John Dillinger walked back and forth in front of theibank Three others guarded the rear those at the shop the second was in 1 1 street while a third was at the drivers seat in the car While his associates were armed with sub machine guns the occupant of the car had a larger weapon which he held poised for action but which he had no occasion to use Descriptions Given The following descriptions of the men were compiled in the sheriffs office No 1 Weight about 200 pounds about 40 or 45 years of age scar on right cheek which starts from the cheek bone would say about two inches long and goes from the cheek bone to the lower part of the jaw a good sized scar wore black high top boots size black or dark blue suit and gray overcoat height about 5 feet and 11 inches very stock build thick dark eye brows and about two days growth of beard This information given by Donald Pierce No 2 Man on outside of build ing short and stocky wore a coat which was of the color of an army coat wore a dark gray cap This was the man who shot K L James No Dark complexion medium height about 30 years of age gray hat light overcoat dark suit weight about 135 pounds No Fairly good looking man dark hair short and stocky build about 5 feet 5 inches in height 30 or 35 years of age No 5 The man in front of hank holding machine gun wore gray overcoat with striped muffler dark gray fedora hat Said to resemble John Dillinger No 6 The man who ordered Mr Bagley into his private office was short had a light complexion and wore s cap No 7 Another man was describ ed as being about 6 feet tall weight of 185 pounds wore black hat light top coat and had a dark complex ion Acted as Witnesses Among persons listed as witnesses by officers were Mrs Emil Smith and Miss Marjorie Smith both of Charles City John Kathan who picked up a bullet from a machine gun Edward Roggermann of Rock well Arleight Towne of Eagle Grove Earl Smith Arthur Fecney Donald E Pierce C P Swardford F A Stephenson Mrs William Clark and Mrs Frank Graham Most of the interior work connect ed with the robbery was done by two men with a third looking in from time to time at the entrance acting as the liason between the leader outside and the operators in side While one of the two interior op erators devoted his time to getting he money through the assistance of H C Fisher assistant cashier the other held the bank employes and customers at bay in the front part of the bank As soon as the money was packed n bags the men walked out sur rounded by their hostages AS THE SMOKE WAS LIFTING Henry Ronnlng Dies WILLMAR Minn March 14 T T Ronning 65 attorney here 30 years and former secretary to United States Senator Henrik Shipstead died here today of the hostages taken by the bank robbers Reading from left to B E Wiley assistant cashier Miss Lydia Crosby investment department Francis De Sart teller and Emmet Kyan paying teller Photo by Wright Center picture snapped by H C Kunhleman a movie cameraman who was fill Ing a local news reel assign ment when bank bandits arrived en the scene tuesaay afternoon shows a section of the crowd which swarmed around the First National building as the bandit car bearing a score of passengers swung slowly up Federal avenue following the robbery Mr Kunkleman was busy grinding Jiway when the gunmens car drove up Ht you snarled one if theres any shooting o done 11 do it Put that thing awaj The cameraman folded up his equipment and became an as tonished witness of the unbe lievable holdup A news reel containing 700 feet of film taken at the scene of the hold up Is being shown at the Cecil theater This view is taken from it The film was developed In Waterloo Tuesday night and rushed back to Mason City by Tom Arthur in the wee hours Wednesday morning Lower Halspr auditor Emmet Ryan teller and Tom Walters guard exam ining the entrance to the vault shows the marks of a bandits machine gun on the bullet proof glass on the cage above the office of the president where Tom Walters guard stood Fairbanks Denies He and Roxy Plan Any London Radio City LONDON March 14 las Fairbanks Sr emphatically de nied today reports published abroad that he is associated with S L Roxy Rothafel in plans to build a radio city in London He was ioined in the categorical denial of the reports by young Doug Jr 200 Children Saved When Hospital Burns N Y March 11 Nearly 200 infants and children were either carried or led to safety today as fire broke out in the In fants home of the Brady maternity hospital in the Pine Hills section of Albany The fire was extinguished quickly without severe damage MUSSOLINI AND DQLLFUSS MEET Hungarian Premier Will Be Received in Separate Conference ROME March 14 little men with big square jawed Benito Mussolini master of Italy and the dapper Napoleon of Austria Engelbert down at a polished desk in the venezia palace today for the first of a series of conferences that may write history A third government leader Pre mier Julius Goemboes of Hungary was not at the council table as the meetings planned to last through Thursday began Previously it had been understood the three would seek in three cornered parleys n solution of Austrias and Hungarys economic and political ills At the last minute today it became known II Duce would receive the visitors separately Regardless of the manner of their meeting the three hope before Thursday night to reach an agree ment which while proving mutual ly advantageous immediately even tually may serve the ends of peace and better times in Europe as a whole INSULL REJECTS TRAVEL PAPERS Chicago Fugitive Will Be Escorted to Border by Greek Police ATHENS March 14 thorities stated officially today that Samuel Insull Sr Chicago fugitive will be escorted by police to the Greek frontier tomorrow The announcement came after the former utilities operator had defi antly refused to accept an American consular travel document issued in order that he might comply with the Greek governments order that he leave this country by midnight tomorrow Contrary to the announcement last night that a Greek officer had been received and had handed the travel form over to the former Chi cagoan it was revealed at the for eign office that when a functionary by a called on Insull he was refused ad mittance to the Insull apartment A foreign office spokesman said the functionary pasted the paper on the door The consular travel form Issued by the American legation cooper ating with the Greek foreign office is good for six months ST PAUL MOB OR DILLINGER GANG BLAMED IN RAID Search of Bank Bandit Car Reveals No Fingerprints Gun Left by Robber Found in First National OTHER STORIES ON PAGES 2 11 AND 16 Search for the seven machine gun bandits who Tuesday robbed the First National bank here of and wounded two persons started afresh Wednesday when Sheriff J M Rob ertson asked Twin City police to locate Frank Carpenter Carpenter is said to resemble John Dillinger Indiana prison fugitive whom several persons have identified as leader of the bandit gane here Police here said they had received fingerprints of Dillinger but had located no good prrnts of the bandit gang here A search of the bandit automobile found wrecked in a ditch failed to re veal any fingerprints they said A 45 Colt automatic revolver which belonged to one of the bandits was found in the bank following the robbery The gun is being held by the police for fingerprints May Be St Paul Mob Authorities here believe that the robbers were either mem bers of the Dillinger sang or a St Paul mob with whom Car penter is alleged to be affiliated and which is believed to be operating in this territory The Buick sedan abandoned by the bandits after it struck a tree four miles southeast of Mason City bore the motor num bers 988844 of Indiana thus bearing out the contention made by several thai the bandits were the Dillmeer gang of bank Indiana A repealed k of the basdict in currency in their hurry to escape from the tear gas laden bank room Hunt in Two States While two states were being combed for clews of the mob sters with bridges guarded across the Mississippi Sheriff Rob ertson was continuing his work of gettinga complete descrip tion tff the seven men who in the midst of a machine gun bar rage robbed the bank and carried away the money surrounded by a wall of human hostages The loot of the raid imirked a new high in a recent series of assaults on midwest banks Tactics employed by the gunmen were similar to those used by the bandits who stole between and March 6 from a bank at Sioux Falls They were also like the methods of robbers who made away with at Atchlson Kans last Monday In each instance they took hos tages with them as shields Arriving at the Mason City bank the bandits scattered a rain of ma chine gun bullets injured two per sons scooped up the cash and es caped under the protection of a dozen hostages The two who were injured R L James secretary of the Mason City school board shot in the leg and Clarence McGowan who wag at tempting to pursue the bandit car hit in both knees and the abdomen were apparently recovering in local hospitals Vigilantes and police withheld their fire as the robbers car its running board lined with bystanders and bank employes drove out of town The hostages were released unharmed a short time later Called Him DUIinger James Buchanan city policeman was the first to connect Dillinger with the raid when he said after viewing photos Id stand on a statement that the leader of the bank bandits had the appearance of Dillinger At least four persons identified the guard who stood in front of the bank door as being John Dillinger Overlooked in the investigation of the bank robbery until late Wednes day afternoon when she was inter viewed by a deputy sheriff Mrs Jake Leu 11G Thirteenth street northeast gave what was consid ered as the most accurate identifica tion of one of the machinegunners yet to be discovered Examines Pictures After examining several photo graphs from the rogues gallery Mrs Leu said that she was positive that the man with whom she talked while being held in the bandit car as a hostage was John Dillinger desperado Mrs Leu was picked up by the same bandit that held C D Mul cahy and forced to stand on the side of the escaping car After a short distance her hat blew off snd she thrust her head In side tho automobile iu oulor to es cape the cold wind The robber who was holding the machine at tic liaol the sedan remarked to her sue said This Is a fine police fores you got here They had better quit following iiim tn V3tt j column MGOWAN GETS THREE WOUNDS Condition Not Serious Stay in Hospital to Be Brief for Holdup Victim Clarence McGowan 1403 Ply mouth road carries three wounds on his body as a souvenir of Tuesdays sensational holdup of the First Na tional bank It was not until late in the even ing that he was revealed as one of the casualties of the bandits visit here when he was taken to Story hospital for removal of the lead from his two knees and his outer abdominal flesh Although an anesthetic was re quired for the removal operation it was said at the hospital that his condition was in no sense serious and that his stay in bed would be brief Injured on Leaving Mr McGowans injuries occurred when on leaving Mason City the bandits in the overfilled car open ed fire on his automobile when he was thought to be coming too close The shooting occurred on Fourth street in the vicinity of the Deni son clubhouse Accompanying Mr McGowan were Mrs McGowan and one of their two daughters Deniso 5 years old Both of them escaped injury however The McGowans were attracted by the great number of passengers on the bandit estimated at from 17 to 21 It looked like a merry party of some sort Curiosity beckoned Mr McGowan on to a closer inspection but the machine gun fire discouraged it Bullet Split It is believed that a single bullet splitting on a piece of metal or in his car caused all three of Mr McGowans injuries This was indicated by the size and the shape of the metal removed from his legs and his body First aid was administered but when it was discovered that some ead had penetrated beneath the skin a decision was reached to re move Mr McGowan to the hospital At the hospital Wednesday tho in jured mans condition was reported j ns showing improvement ;