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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1935, Mason City, Iowa E ft IS ME M f J or i i i I v r NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NIWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION V VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WUtE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 16 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 185 OPENING INSTALLMENT CHAPTER ONE THE HAIRLESS SKULL Alison Rede brushing her teeth in very cold water raisec her head from the basin to listen Night in an empty house is always1 liable to produce strange and alarming sounds bui surely that had been a footstep It must be her father at last Her mouth was full of pink soap flavored with areea nut so she could not call out but the flooding sense of sheer relieJ was wonderful never had she been through such a nerve shak ing experience For her father usually so careful of her comfort to change hts plans by telegram at the last minute was bad enough True he bad written her that he was leaving London and was looking for a country place yet it was totally unlike him to ask Alison to meet him at this lonely house at eleven at night still more so to add if I am late wait there for me for Robert Rede was the most precise and punctual of men and he had always come to fetch her at Dover But if the telegram seemed her arrival at this new home hac been worse The hired car which had brought her here from Warley Station was already halfway down the road before Alison had realized that the bell produced no answer Groping her way to the back she had grasped at last that the whole place was dark and empty Tired cold very wet and rather frightened her first instinct had been to try and find some cottage near by But it was late no friend ly light showed anywhere along the dark road her fathers telegram had been there for me and if she went exploring she might miss him when he arrived At ten minutes to eleven on a pouring wet autumn night it seemed silly to attempt to walk a matter of six miles back to the sta tion Soaked and shivering she had waited for ten minutes in an open porch that gave her no protection from the driving rain Then with the aid of her pocket torch she had managed to find a window ajar and with some difficulty got herself and her small attache case through it into the pantry But thankful as she was to be un der JJbelter a hurried search of the the Jfwistied figef andeerier Waiting expect ing everymoment to heai her fathers car arrive sTienad tried to keep her spirits up and to pretend that the whole affair was a1 vast joke To fill in time she had unpacked her brush and sponge bag and had started to wash off some of the clinging dirt of Swiss and French trains But now rinsing her mouth she could afford to admit she had been scared Creak f With the glass still in her hand Alison stiffened The muscles of her throat grew tight as she stood mo tionless listening Someone was coming up the stairs outside the bathroom was not her fathers brisk short rather jerky Slow steps stealthy with a marked pause between each as though the person outside was afraid of being heard Creak Then a rattle and a faint sharp squeak The girl stared into the looking glass above the basin stared across her own shoulder unable to move paralyzed with fear The door was opening Then she saw Her mouth stretched wide to scream as she spun around but no sound came but a dull click far back in her throat At the same instant she flung herself bodily against the door There was no key she herself had seen all the housekeys hanging tied with on a hook in the pan try left Changing there no doubt by the last tenants There was no fur Tttrn to 2S Column 5 Slippery Streets at Des Moines Cause of Two Traffic Deaths DES MOINES May 16 tn at made streets slippery was blamed for two deaths here Dellmer Newhard 26 of Pontiac Mich was killed when a car in which he was riding with two companions skidded and overturned Z G Snyder 84 stepped in the path of a streetcar and was fatalty injured FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and continued cool Thursday night probably fair and somewhat warmer MINNESOTA Partly cloudly Thursday night and Friday slightly warmer Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday UK Minimum in NiRhl 4S f 8 A M Thursday 47 Rainfall 01 Condemnation of NRA Is Latest Hoover Comment ExPresident Sees Worst Era of Monopolies in Effect Now By W A WELLS CopyrlRhl 1035 by Thc Associated Press STANFORD UNIVERSITY Gal May 16 An indictment of the NRA as saddling American people with their worst era of monop olies was added today to the re curring public comment on nation al affairs of former President Her bert Hoover Exactly such schemes to avoid competition in business were re jected by my administration be cause they are born from a desire to escape antitrust laws he said hi advocating abolishment of the administration Recovery setup PLEAD CASE AT MAY 28 HEARING To Resist Ouster Move After Supreme Court Refuses Review SIOUX CITY May 16 The discharge of two more policemen and suspension of another were added today to the growing list of officials against whom action has been taken in the local inquiry into official graft and protected gamb ling operations Meanwhile County Attorney Max Duckworth made preparations to resist a move for his ouster set for hearing May 28 after acting Chief Justice E G Albert of the Iowa su preme court refused to review the iistrict court order suspending him from office Duckworth spent most of the day in conference with his attor neys F E Gill and Fred H Free In the meantime Maurice E who has been appointed by the board of supervisors as act ng county attorney presented to the board for reappointment the names of Duckworths four assist ants The board accepted the rec jmmendations and approved the assistants bonds Ot i rrr t he replied to his interviewer when asked what he thought congress should do Leisurely Puffs Cigar Seated in the study of his impos ing campus home which commands a sweeping view of the Santa Clara valley the former chief executive leisurely puffed on a cigar as the interview progressed This whole idea of ruling busi ness through code authorities with delegated powers of law is un American in principle and a proved failure in practice he said The codes are retarding recovery They are a cloak for conspiracy against the public interest They are and will continue to be a weapon of bureaucracy a device for intimida tion of decent citizens He asserted the NRA has been crushing the life out of small busi nesses and they are crushing the life out of the very heart of the lo cal community body Era of Monopolies This whole scheme has saddled Jie American people with the worst era of monopolies we have ever ex perienced Mr Hoover declared However monopoly is defined its objective is to fix pricesor to limit production or to stifle competition Any one of those evils produces the other two and it is no remedy to take part of them out Mr Hoovers statements made yesterday followed by a few days an address in San Francisco in which he criticized jregimentation as not productive of a true Ameri can That address was made to a conference of California social workers Shortly before that he sounded keynote for California republi cans with a plea for the militant revival of republicanism Kong Silence Broken A long silence on national affairs was broken by the former chief executive at the time of the su preme courts gold clause ruling Returning from a trip to New York Mr Hoover released a statement in Tucson Ariz in which he advo cated a return to the gold stand ard and currency stabilization In the NRA codes Mr Hoover saw a stifling of new enterprises thereby depriving American youth of opportunity Mv investigations over the coun try show that the codes have in creased costs of production and dis tribution and therefore prices he said Thus they have driven to ward decreased consumption and increased employment They have increased the cost of living and placed a heavier burden on the Am erican farmer If the codes have increased em ployment Mr Hoover said it waa not apparent PRESIDENT TO VETO BONUS 2 More Policemen Fired at Sioux City DUCKWORTH TO DuckworthJs Bupreine court appeal was pending and until Atty Gen Edward OConnor decided to dis continue his attack on the appoint ment of special prosecutors will not be resumed until Monday It iirst will report on regular investi gations which it was ready to do ast Monday Clair E Hamilton assistant at torney general who was authorized y District Judge Robert H Mun er to take part in presentation of evidence was expected to remain here although his chief has with drawn his objections to the special prosecutors Appointed by Board The action against Duckworth iased on charges he failed to ful ill his official duties and partic pated in an organized system of irotection for slot machine opera ors will be handled by Carlos Goltz and Ole Nagelstad special proseeu ors formally appointed yesterday the board of county supervisors as special assistant county attor neys The latest police removals were atrolmen Kirby Kerr and John Diebert discharged by acting Po ice Chief George Fallen on grounds misconduct and failure to per orm their duties Policeman Tom 3arron was temporarily suspended pending investigation Named in Affidavits I The names of both Diebert and err were brought into affidavits iled by Goltz and Nagelstad in con unction with their petition for re moval of Duckworth Kerr was amed in one affidavit as having re leived weekiy as protection against arrest for Paul Czerkas beer tavern operator in another Turn to 2fl Column 4 Congratulations Pour in for Band and Orchestra Praise Received After Broadcast at New Music Hall Telegrams telephone messages and congratulatory letters by the score were rolling in Thursday on those who had a part inWednesday nights half hour broadcast trom the new music hall featuring Mason Citys national championship or chestra and band under the direc tion of Carleton Stewart An amazing group of musi cians Such was the appraisal of the local orchestra and band expressed by Harold Fair WHO director who with Ed Reimers announcer and Roy Pratt engineer were here from the stations studio to direct the Iowa Speaks program Id like to hear the high school orchestra that beats Mason City in that national competition at Madi son chimed in Mr Reimers Congratulations Arrive Even before the broadcast was completed messages of congratula tion began to arrive The first was a telephone call from Mr and Mrs Bernard Manley of Des Moines The second was from Houston Tex to Mr Stewart A R McAllister di rector of the Joliet 111 band and president of the national associa tion of high school band directors was among the first to wire Charles Pye secretary of the Iowa State Teachers association and numerous other dignitaries of theeducationalfield were repre telegrams dc The two organizations assembled at 7 oclock for a tuning of instru ments The period between 8 and was devoted to a testing of equipment and a placing of strumentation under the direction of Mr Fair who revealed his own musical background by directing he orchestra in a difficult number As neared attention turned to a radio set in an adjoining room which was bringing in the WHO At the announcement of Flioto by Iock Engraving by Knycnny CABLETON STEWART This picture of Mason Citys high band tndL orchestra Ms start of a half hours program broad cast by remote control over station WHO from Mason Citys new music hall Body Found Near Mine OSKALOOSA May 16 body of Ira C Adams former coal operator and for many years a tile manufacturer at Wellman was found near a local coal mine where ne had been working Apparently he had been taken ill suddenly SEEKS RECORD FOR TRANSPORT TWA Pilot Completes First Lap of His 31 00 Mile Nonstop Flight NEW YORK May 16 Com leting the first lap of his attempt o establish a new transport plane peed record D W Tommy Tom nson of the TWA line clocked in ver Floyd Bennett field at a m eastern standard time to day Flying at about 10000 feet Tom linson circled the field and headed back south He was flying a tri angular course between Floyd Ben nett field Washington and Norfolk Virginia His schedule called for a 3100 mile nonstop flight or five laps about the course W R Enyard of the American Aeronautical association said Tom linson averaged 168047 miles an hour on the first lap of the lOOu kilometer 621 miles course As he circled Floyd Bennett field Tomlinson radioed he expected to make better speed on thesecond lap a shift from studio to Mason City Id Reimers began his preliminary announcement and Mason City was on the air Play Contest Number The orchestra played Der Frei schutz overture national contest required number and the first movement of Beethovens First Symphony selective contest num ber Earl Hall managing editor of the HobeGazette gave a brief talk in ie Iowa Speaks series pointing out that increasing confidence in owa is founded on1 tangible facts rather than on mere hope Then the band played a portion of William Tell overture concluding with a ringing march His Honor It had been Mr Fairs plan to cut off in the last number but he changed his mind Kun Minute Over li isnt every day that we can put such a program as this on the air he observed to Announcer Reimers Well cut into our next program a minute or two This was perhaps the choicest of the many compliments inspired by the program To insure complete quiet for the broadcast Chief E J Patton had four patrolmen stationed at the ap proaches to the music hall to divert traffic At the conclusion of the broad cast there was a period of enthusi astic applause from the crowd which had been forced to watch the proceedings in absolute silence Then followed two numbers by the band as a matter of rounding out the con cert for those present Iowa Farmers Stay in Washington for Day of Sightseeing WASHINGTON May 16 Iowa farmers participating in the AAA support demonstration here expected to remain another day for sightseeing after spending most of Wednesday in the senate galleries listening to debate over the farmers march Another Greater Mason City Day Coming Saturday Seasonable Merchandise to Be Offered That Day at Special Prices Another Greater Mason City day is to be observed Saturday May 18 with merchants offering seasonable merchandise at special prices Mason City merchants are co operating to make this one of the biggest shopping days for months They believe the slow but steady upward trend of prices makes it ad visable for all who can do so to buy extensively now It is certain that the trend is higher due to various inflation programs This combined with the fact that merchants are going to offer sea sonable merchandise at sacrifice prices in order to reduce their stocks should make this Greater Mason City day the outstanding one of the series that has been held Department and furniture stores mens and womens establishments shoe merchants millinery shops drug stores jewelry shops as well as hardware and grocery stores will offer many special bargains for the one day It is expected that the event will attract shoppers not only from Mason City but from the sur rounding territory Mason City stores generally at tract shoppers from a radius up to 75 miles away and merchants are preparing for a large crowd Satur day BANKHOLDUPAT ELMA LATEST OF SERIES IN IOWA One Looted Every Other Day in State Since Saturday ELMA May Iowa author ities today were concentrating on a search for bank bandits who since Saturday have looted a bank every other day in this state The last raid was Wednesday at the Peoples Savings bank at Elma The bandits who attacked the local bank went west for four miles out of Elma and then turned north From then on their trail was lost A checkup at the bank revealed today that the bandits took in cash and in bonds Believed to Be Same Information available to officers led them to believe that the bandits who raided the bank were the same who looted the Farmers Trust and Savings bank at Buffalo Center getting away with 1622 At the Buffalo Center robbery two bandits entered the bank but whether or not a third remained in a car out side was not established At oclock Wednesday after noon two bandits walked jauntily into the Elma bank They carried v yererwell dressed TJifey young ori Assistant Cashier Walter Diek mann and State Bank Examiner Norman Sage were working by the cage One bandit stood by the door and the other went up to the cage One of the bandits said lie on the floor and be quick about it Diekrnann and Sage obeyed and the bandit began to scoop cash up from the tills Three customers Joe Hilsman Joe Bilek and Miss Mary Mullick all of whom live near here walked into the bank in the next few min utes and were backed by the bandit against a wall No attempt was made by the robbers to get into the vault Didnt Know of Holdups Cashier C J Garmen and State Bank Examiner R R Blair had worked in the back room of the bank not aware of the holdup A description of the third bandit who remained outside in the car was not obtained At Elma as was the case at Buf falo Center residents reported hav ing seen the bandits in town a day or so before the robbery occurred Sheriffs of Howard and Mitchell counties were here soon after the robbery obtaining all clews avail able The bandits drove a brown Ford V8 sedan with a Mitchell county license the first two num bers of which are 66 in Clothing of Man at County Home DAVENPORT May 16 rency totalling was found by a steward concealed in the clothing of Carl Schmutz following his death at i the Scott county home He pleaded I poverty when asking admittance April is GREATER MASON CITY DAY SATURDAY MAY 18 A sales event that brings you record values This is sue of the Mason City GlobeGazette tells the story tells why you must not miss the offerings that Mason Citys stores have arranged for Satur day Police Cruiser Cars Reassigned to Guard Trolleys at Omaha OMAHA Nebr May 16 police cruiser cars reassigned to guard trams a semblance of order marked last nights operation of streetcars in contrast to Tuesday nights flare of violence in which 48 trolleys were damaged by mis siles and one was bombed Police clashed with strike sympa thizers several times during the night They dispersed a crowd hurl ing eggs at trams at Fourtieth and Ames streets and fired riot guns into the air to scatter a crowd gath ered in front of Sokol auditorium scene of a brush between police and a crowd Tuesday night during which officers loosened tear gas Edmundson Bequest to Help Industrial Liberal Arts in Iowa DES MOINES May 16 James Depew Edmundson Iowa philanthropist today in death made possible establishment of a memor ial foundation to foster development of Ihe liberal and industrial arts in Iowa Plans for organization of the Ed muncison memorial foundation were announced here yesterday by Foun dation President James B Weaver Edmundson who died two years ago hcqiicstcd in his will for establishment of the memorial Death Asked for Price in Murder Case Grandniece Beaten to Death in Bed at Pacific Junction GLENWOOD May 16 The death penalty for Clarence Price 45 of Pacific Junction was de manded today by Kar Cook of Glenwood special prosecutor as the trial of Price on first degree murder charges in the death of his grandniece Edith Kuhl 13 began in district court here Cook made the demand in the states opening statement to the court Edith and her sister Helen 17 were beaten on March 20 as they lay in bed at their home in Pacific Junction Edith died the next day Helen recovered and the state has said will be a witness in the trial of Price The courtroom was crowded to capacity when Cook began review ing the chain of circumstantial evi dence the state expects to present against Price The opening of the trial had been delayed 25 minutes when Charles Reynolds a juror slipped into a ditch while driving from his home near Silver City and had to be pulled out Price after his arrest asserted a prowler beat the girls and that he found them unconscious Cook today said the state would seek to show that buttons the Bay were identical with buttons bit clothing owned by Price and that the slashed screen through which Price asserted the attacker apparently entered the house was cut from the inside and not the out side Price displayed little interest in the opening statement of Cook FLIES OCEAN TO SEE SWEETHEART Spanish Aviator Takes Off on First Leg of Trip to Mexico SEVILLE Spain May 16 Juan Ignacio Pombo 21 year old Spanish aviator took off today for Villa de Cisneros Rio de Oro on the first lap of a flight to Mexico D F and reunion with his sweetheart His powerful plane departed from Tablada airdome at a m G M T a m EST amid the cheers of several hundred specta tors Pombo said he expected to com plete the firstleg a distance of ap proximately 1200 miles in about 8 icurs From Villa de Cisneros he Dlans to fly to Bathurst Gambia and there prepare for his hop across tht south Atlantic to Natal Brazil Take lo Hours The young flyer said the ocean hop of 1800 miles on which he ex pected to encounter his greatest dif iculties probably would take him 15 hours Before he took off Pombo said he believed he would be aided in reach his destination by pills for wakefulness and eagerness to see my girl friend Elena Rivero whose picture I carry in my breast pock et Advised by Doctors Knowing I will have to fly more than one kilometer high with an av erage speed of 250 kilometers an my doctor prescribed that I ake a lukewarm shower before aking off and drink nothing but al aline and dark coffee for icadaches he said He also gave me pills to prevent sleepiness and seasickness and told me not to cat anything except cold meats and fruits during my 15 hours over the water Pombos plane was equipped with American instruments for blind light but carried no radio DEFINITE WORD OF PLANS GIVEN AT WHITE HOUSE Patman Bill Supporters in Senate Ready to Send It On WASHINGTON May in Expressing confidence that they had picked up some votes senate supporters of the Patman bonus bill decided today to let it go to the white house for President Roose velts veto They reached this decision short ly after the white house had defin tely made known that a veto would be forthcoming as soon as Jie legislation arrived Senator Thomas D Oklal said he would withdraw his motion to reconsider the vote by which the Dill was passed which has kept it tied up in the senate for more than a week with an understanding that the crucial vote to override the presidents veto bill will not come until next week Seeks Congress Support It also was emphasized that it was the earnest hope of the presi dent that congress will support his veto This notice was given through his secretary Stephen Early in sponse to published statementsthat some administration leadersmight like to see the veto overridden for political purposes I will say as definitely as I can said Early that the preiident is not interestedin the bonus olhpoliticalreasons pedieacy will passed Agree on NBA Plan Meanwhile on another front President Roosevelt and the NRA board agreed on a revised NRA program calling for a two year ex ension as contrasted with the sen ate vote to continue the recovery organization only until next April A seven point revised NRA plan which will be proposed by the ad ministration to the house was an nounced at the white house by Don ald Richberg head of the NRA board after meeting with the pres dent Tue plan includes a two year ex cnsion a period of three to six months to revise existing codes and urisdiction to be limited to busi nesses engaged in interstate com merce and those substantially af ecting interstate commerce Richberg was assailed on the sen ate floor today by Senator Clark D Mo who asserted that Rich lergs criticism of the senate in iim ting extension of the recovery ad ministration to 10 months was the most arrogant action in govern ment since the days of the Ro man empire U S to Take Charge The federal government plans to take charge of all municipal pro jects whose entire costs is borne by the works pro gram This was made known by Harry L Hopkins head of the works progress administration at a press conference Meanwhile Senator McCarran D Nev served notice he would fight a wage rate schedule re ported to have been drafted tenta Tiim tn Tflffe 25 Column 4 Nickless and Erskine Named to Coe Board CEDAR RAPIDS May 16 The Rev Alfred Nickless of Daven port and Dr Arthur Erskine of Ce dar Rapids were named to fill va cancies on the Coe college board of trustees at a meeting at which it was announced that all bills nf the fiscal year had been met without any money being borrowed STAMP COLLECTION This booklet is a mine of informa tion for everyone at all interested in stamp that most fas cinating of hobbies It tells about the first postage stamps famous collectors and collections the rare and most valuable atamps and now to start and build up a collection Beginners will find the booklet ex ceedingly helpful Send for your copy of Everybodys Stamp Book today Enclose 10 cents in coin to cover cost and handling Use cou pon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Hasltin director Washington D C I enclose 10 cpnls in coin carefully wrapped for Every bodys Stamp Book Name Street City Stata Mail to Washinplon D C ;