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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 29, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL CENTS A COPX ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1RB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION 196 lowans in Washington Congressmen Enjoy Reading in Their Spare Time By MONBO KEZER ASHINGTON May 29 Iowas congress men find little spare time in Washington and when they do theyre more than likely to dip into a serious book for relaxation Hobbies of the lowans cover a wide range but especi ally on serious subjects closely related to gov ernment bulk large Otha D Wear in youngest Iowa congressman carries his interest in books well past the reading stage He collects firs expensive ones but modern ones he explains He is gathering a library with special attention to books in the fields in which he is most interested geography govern ment and aeronautics He also adds everything he can find about Iowa Autographed books play a part in his collecting hobby which extends to autographed photographs maps Curios stamps and coins On the shelves of his congressional office is a copy of Little America contain ing the autograph of Admiral Rich ard Byrd who has just returned from another exploration in the Antarctic Has Autograph Display Wearin has a book which once was in the library of Charles Dick ens English novelist He also has books with the autographs of Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt her daughter Mrs Anna Dall Boettiger and President Roosevelts mother Signed photographs of numerous national and state officials are in his collec tion Other Iowa congressmen who read extensively are Senators Mur CJcJdnson and Representa tives Elcher Tburston Gilchrist and GwyJnie ffiaward Eicher likes to read on legal questions particularly when there is a technical problem of constitutionality involved He Turn to page 3 column S WALLER RETURNS TO FACE CHARGE Algona Editor Violated Law by Breaking Quarantine Is Claim ALGONA May Wal ler Algona editor away since May 16 has voluntarily returned to Al gona where he will face charges soon of breaking scarlet fever quar antine Kossuth County Attorney Maurice McMahon said Tuesday Denying a report that the quar antine breaking charges would be dropped against Waller McMahon said We intend to push the charges which will probably be air ed in the June term of district court here Claims that the quarantine was not legally imposed and other tech nicalities will enter into Wallers defense it was reported The 34 year old editor of the Algona Upper Ees Moines weekly newspaper left his home accompanied by his wife when he was suffering from a mild case of the disease it was claimed Warrants were issued for the ar rest of both and Minnesota author ities were notified to watch for them after the couple sent post cards from Breezy Point Minn to Algona friends Federal charges may be filed as a result of their us ing the mails officials said The Wallers are back in quaran tine with further legal action post poned until their release Although the epidemic is believed under control and no serious cases have been reported two new cases were reported Wednesday It was incorrectly stated In a previous is sue that the Kossuth hospital had been quarantined TheWeather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy prob ably showers in extreme west portion Wednesday night and in west and extreme south por tions Thursday Not much change in temperature MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thurs day not much change in tem perature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 71 Minimum in Night 54 At 8 A M Wednesday 62 JOHNSON RETURNS TO NEW DEAL Says Joynes Asked for Money to Evade Tes tifying REACH LAST DAY FORPAYMENTOF CHILDS RANSOM 2 Minnesota Members of Weyerhaeuser Family Arrive in West TACOMA May 29 wealthy members of the Weyer haeuser family arrived here today from Minnesota a few hours before the deadline for payment of the ransom demanded in the kidnaping of the 9 year old George Weyerhaeuser The arrivals were Frederick and Rudolph Weyerhaeuser uncles of J P Weyerhaeuser Jr father of the curly haired boy who was ab ducted from a Tacoma street last Friday While information concerning the trips purpose was refused at the family home other sources said it probably was connected with the annual Weyerhaeuser stockholders meeting tomorrow Significance was added to the arrival however be cause of the ransom deadline Ready to Negotiate A message telling the abductors the boys parents were ready to ne gotiate was taken out of late edi tions of a Seattle newspaper today It was stated the ad which said We are ready Percy Minnie had been ordered inserted for one day only A tense atmosphere prevailed on the fifth and last day which the kidnapers gave Mr and Mrs Wey erhaeuser raise the ransom money Apparently the family today had gone to the American Lake home of J Rodman Titcomb uncle of the missing boy The unexplained movements of the family were believed to have been made in response to directions outlined in a registered letter de livered yesterday afternoon Deadline Approaches The original ransom demand had said You will be notified where to go when the time comes The deadline for payment of the is oclock tonight There was no explanation from any source as to whether any actual contact had been made or whether the kidnapers had given any sign the boy was safe The kidnapers had threatened harm to the boy if police or newspapers were even told of the abduction or if the ran som demand was not met in detail But the stir of activity last night strongly indicated such contacts had been made Further signs of communication between the par ents and the abductors was seen in continued bizarre signals from the Weyerhaeuser open um brella a in stallation of a new telephone in the mansion with an unlisted number G Men Are Gone G men the state patrol and city detectives have deserted the vi cinity of the Weyerhaeuser home to permit the abductors to make easy contact They investigated two possible looJEout spots which the gang may have used as it plotted the abduc tion These were in two vacant houses One afforded a view of the Weyerhaeuser home and the other of the spot where George was last seen Friday afternoon Clerks in a Bremerton Wash department store told of two nerv ous men who hastily purchased a brown play suit for a kid about seven Monday Further north on the Olympic peninsula there were persistent re ports of an automobile seen near Port Angeles containing a boy re sembling George Sheriffs officers however have been unable to trace the machine Reported Seen in Frisco SAN FRANCISCO May 29 A man reported to police today he saw a boy bearing a striking re semblance to the kidnaped George Weyerhaeuser 9 year old Tacoma lumber heir in a small downtown restaurant H B Clark told police he was eat ing breakfast when he observed a boy seated beside a man nearby both breakfasting His curiosity aroused he strode over to talk to the youth and was warned to mind your own business As he returned to his seat the two arose quickly and departed This was the second time he had seen the pair Clark who said he I is an author of legal treatises in I Turn to page 2 column 1 Arrest Four After Canton Strike Riots CANTON Ohio May 29 Deputy sheriffs took four men des cribed as company guards into cus tody today near the United Aloy company plant scene of violence in a strike called by an independent steelworkers union which is not affiliated with the Amalgamated Association of Iron Steel and Tin Workers Sheriff Joseph Nist said the quar tet was armed with three loaded re volvers two blackjacks two loaded tear gas guns 24 gas projectiles 15 tear gas bombs and three lengths of iron pipe Threatens to Spread The strike at the Berger Manu facturing company which has brought forth a violent mixture of bricks tear gas and shotgun slugs threatened to spread to other east ern Ohio steel plants today Three persons were temporarily blinded by tear gas another re ceived scalp lacerations and a fifth was burned about the face by the explosion of a tear gas bomb last night in another of the sporadic outbursts near the plant A dozen or more other persons were affect ed by the gas Three Persons Shot A woman and two other persons were shot yesterday and a score of persons were injured Monday Union leaders said today that at least 4500 Republic workers are now idle as a result of the strike at the Berger company a Republic affiliate The Berger strike followed the re fusal of the company to recognize an American Federation of Labor affiUate of jcpUective HELD GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER 22 Year Old Divinity Stu dent Convicted of Slaying 17 Year Old Bride NEW YORK May 29 seph L Steinmetz 22 year old div inity student was convicted of man slaughter in the first degree early today for the hotel room slaying of his 17 year old bride former Hol lywood Cal high school girl He faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison although the jury strongly recommended mer cy Steinmetz was accused of shoot ing his bride the former Ruth Arm strong and a priest the Rev Jo seph J Leonard when he found the former partly unclothed in the priests room in the Knights of Col umbus hotel last November He was tried only for the death of his wife Lincoln Bank Sues to Recover Due on Stolen Bonds DES MOINES May 29 district court was hearing today a suit by the Lincoln National Bank of Lincoln Nebr to recover allegedly due on bonds stolen from the bank five years ago in a mil lion dollar robbery Defendants are Dewey Berlovich former night club owner now serv ing a life term for murder Victor J Silliman Co Inc bond firm and the Des Moines National Bank and Trust company The Lincoln bank contends Berlovich received the bonds knowing they were stolen and sold them through the Silliman firm to the Des Moines bank Dr Dafoe Has 52nd Birthday Day After Quints Pass First CALLANDER Ont May 29 W Allan R Dafoe was all but smothered under an avalanche of congratulations from all over Amer ica today as he observed his fifty second birthday anniversary the day after the Dionne quintuplets passed their first To Oliva Dionne and Elzire Di onne the quintuplets parents the world sent few greetings Some congratulatory wires were addressed to the quintuplets but most of the hundreds that contin ued to pour in were directed to Dr Dafoe who delivered the quintup lets before the sunrise of May 28 a year ago FIND NO BODIES IN WRECKAGE OF BUILDING IN NY At Least Dozen Injured 4 of Them Seriously in Explosion NEW YORK May 29 Fears that several persons perished today when a powerful blast wrecked a three story building on Manhattans east side decreased as firemen dug deeply into the ruins and found no bodies Statements of persons rescued af ter the blast had demolished the building at Twentyfirst street and First avenue led firemen and polico to tear the ruins apart for possible victims They feared that five or six per sons had been buried alive in the bricks and timbers that crashed to the earth Wreckage Investigated However after the ruins had suf ficiently cooled to permit the searchers to enter and the tangle of wreckage had been thoroughly in vestigated officials expressed the opinion no lives had been lost Acting Capt Edward Mullen of the homicide squad said he was sat isfied that no one perished in the ex plosion At least a dozen persons were in jured four of them seriously in the blast which was of such force that windows of buildings a block away A major catastrophe was averted when firemen prevented the fire which followed the explosion from overheating an eight story gas tank located a short distance from the wrecked building The gas in the reservoir was drawn out to fore stall another blast The cause of the explosion was not definitely determined Officials questioned William Anderson jani tor of the building and learned from him that he had been working about an asphalt tank in the base ment of the place Fire officials expressed belief that in some way an accumulation of gases in the tank had been ignited FLANliNLOSES IN COMMITTEE Chamber Finance Body Votes Down French Premiers Power Demand Copyright 1931 by The Associated Press PARIS May 29 The finance committee of the chamber of depu ties turned against Premier Pierre Etienne Flandin today in his de mand for dictatorial financial pow ers over France and voted against his bill 25 to 15 Undeterred however by this op position the premier said he would carry his appeal direct to the cham ber tomorrow Further carrying out the govern ments project of defending the franc against devaluation Flandin said the prosecution of speculators was contemplated and that evidence already gathered had been transmit ted to the ministry of justice Frazier and Lemke Seek New Currency to Ease Farm Debts WASHINGTON May 29 Senator Frazier and Representative Lemke of North Dakota today pressed for passage of a bill to pro vide of new currency to refinance farm debts Their fanii mortgage moratorium law was held unconstitutional Monday by the su preme court Lemke expressed confidence of getting sufficient signatues on a pe tition to force consideration of the legislation Declares He Found Long Lost Aviator COLON Panama May 29 Tom Roche today related an amaz ing account offinding Paul Red fern American aviator who disap peared eight years ago living as a medicine man in the jungle of Dutch Guiana The informant a German born American citizen said he lived for three months in 1933 with Redfern who vanished while on a flight from Brunswich Ga to Rio De Janeiro The narrator offered to lead a rescue expedition to Redferns rude hut in an Indian village far from civilization Roche said Redfern was critically injured when his plane crashed against a mountain Indians who found the aviator with both legs and his left arm broken nursed the fly er back to health he said He declared he encountered Red fern in the Indian village after hear ingnatives talk of the great white medicine man Roche said that when he left the native village Redfern begged him to take a message to his father Dr Frederick C Redfern of Washing ton D C and his wife Gertrude whose whereabouts he said he did not know ARMY AIRPLANE CRASH PROBED Official inspection ofWreck Causing Four Deaths Set for Friday SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK Cal May 29 army in spection of wreckage of the bombing plane which crashed and killed four men was ordered today for Friday Cause of the crash yesterday was undetermined Flames consumed the wreckage and the two army avia tors and two motion picture news reel men trapped in it despite the efforts of a C C C telephone crew at work near the scene Those carried to their deaths were Lieut Edgar W Root 29 Birming ham Ala pilot Private Guy F Porter 30 Kansas City Mo Allyn P Alexander 29 San Fran cisco news reel camera man Lewis S Tappan San Francisco sound technician Members of the bombingsquad ron engaged in maneuvers said the speed craft appeared to be in trou ble and left formation circling and turning over on its back as it went into a flat spin It struck the earth nose first MALEY HAS HELD TO APPEAR ATJURYHEARING First Assistant Attorney General Claims Man Asked DES MOINES May 29 Asst Atty Gen Walter F Maley today ordered the detention of Dan Joynes of Des Moines Maley charg ed Joynes allegedly attempted to obtain money from him to go to Se attle Wash to evade testifying be fore the Polk county grand jury Joynes was taken from the attor ney generals office to the bureau of criminal investigation for question ing by Acting Chief Glenn Schmidt Maley declared Joynes solicited him for which he claimed Jones said was all he needed to get to Se attle The request Maley said was made by Joynes as the first assis tant attorney general walked down the statehouse corridor to his office Before Grand Jury Maley said he called Polk county Atty Carl Burkman informed him of Joynes request for money and suggested that Burkman arrange to have Joynes appear before the grand jury to tell anything he knows Burkman agreed Maley said and set 2 p m today for Joynes appear ance Joynes was taken to the court house by a state agent and turned over to Burkman Maley said Maley asked Joynes to step into oneof the offices of the attorney gerierals suit and then summoned Atty General Edward L OConnor Both questioned Joynes as to the reason for his request Maley said Joynes admitted he wanted to go to the west coast so he wouldnt have to testify to the grand jury concern ing Maley the assistant attorney general said Appeared as Altorney This testimony which Maley said Joynes explained to him and OCon nor concerned litigation in which Maley appeared as attorney for one party involved in a damage suit in 1930 Maley said Joynes claimed he had heard him say when Herring OConnor and I get into office well take the gold dome off the state house1 The case was brought by a fam ily named Minear in Des Moines 2 Baby Face Aides Are Taken to Prison SAN FRANCISCO May 29 Two men convicted of conspiracy to harbor the slain gangster Baby Face Nelson left today for the federal prison at McNeil Island Wash to serve terms of a year and a day Missouri Assembly Ends Long Session JEFFERSON CITY May 29 Missouris fiftyeighth general as sembly adjourned sine die shortly after a m today and brought the longest ordinary session since 1875 to an end 2 Members of Crew Die m Train Wreck ASHLAND Ky May 29 The engineer and head brakeman were killed when a Chespeake and Ohio freight train went through an open switch near here today IOWAS INCOME ESTHERVILLE NEWS It is sold upon good authority that the farm income of Iowa increased from 304 million dollars in 1933 to 435 mil lion in 1934 and that the farm income during the first quar ter of 1935 was 43 per cent above the same period of last ysar That should mean something to manufacturers and the employes of manufacturers Iowa is producing wealth which is oiling the economic machine against the Keith Furnace com pany for encroachment on Min ears property Maley said Termed JZi uilous Joynes declaration concerning the alleged remarks was termed ridiculous by the first assistant attorney general who said that one of the principal reasons for ordering Joynes detention was to prevent his leaving the state in the event his testimony was actually wanted by the grand jury Maley pointed out the asserted remark was made nearly three years before Maley took office under a democratic ad ministration Maley and OConnor questioned Joynes to find out whether his re quest for money was genuine or whether someone had sent him to the attorney generals office to try and get some money out of me Maley said Not Under Arrest I dont want him prosecuted Maley declared but I want to know who is back of him He is not under arrest He is being held for questioning to see if we can find out who is responsible for this appar ent blackmail or extortion Maley described the circum stances of Joynes visit this morn ing as similar to a letter the first assistant attorney general received from Thomas F Conroy Des Moines beer distributor in which Conroy asked 5200 which he said Maley owed him Maley declared the letter sought to extort him and filed two infor mations charging Conroy with at tempted extortion and interfering with the administration of justice The Conroy case now is pending in DCS Moines muncipal court and the Polk county grand jury has already heard evidence on the matter Senses Plot WALTER F MALEY Jury Sought for Trial of HM Cooper DES MOINES May 29 Burkman Polk county attorney said a jury would be selected today to try Harold M Cooper on a charge of participation in an election cam paign The trial will be held in Judge Russel Jordans court Burkman said the court will recess until Mon day after todays session Cooper resigned chairman of the Iowa liquor commission is accused of using his influence to obtain the withdrawal of J H Collins of Fonda from the democratic race for Poca tiontas county representative Collins was defeated He charged that Cooper offered him a 100 a month job with the liquor commis sion FIRST NRA HEAD IS SUMMONED TO DRAFTNEWPLAN Senate Votes to Take Up Measure to Abolish Holding Firms NEW YORK May 29 S Johnson the first administrator of NRA returned today to the circle of presidential advisers and went to work drafting a tentative plan to continue the regulation of ndustry under codes of fair prac tices Johnson the Associated Press learned was invited to the white house today to talk over the situa tion caused by the rulingof the iupreme court This invitation brought back to the white house scene the man who with United States Senator Robert F Wagner drafted the original na tional industrial recovery act Sets Itlght to Work The decision to ask Johnson to return it was learned was made ate yesterday and Johnson at once set to work in preparing new legis ation In one well informed quarter the new legislation was outlined tenta tively along this line Congress could give authority to the federal trade commission to suspend provi sions of the antitrust act and al low industry and labor to volun tarily band together under codes of fair practice Could Receive Insignia Industries so operating could be given an blueeagle or something to show the public they were oper ating under voluntary codes The voluntary factor would be constantly stressed under this ten tative outline and industry would more approximate somethingbig business has been ad vocating for more than a decade 9 TO 1 FOR NEW NRA Kay Francis Recovers Following Operation LONDON May 29 Francis American motion picture actress was recovering today from an operation for the removal of the salivary gland made necessary by in infected widsom tooth GOLTZ RESIGNS AS PROSECUTOR Resumes Private Practice as Sioux City Names Commissioner SIOUX CITY May 29 Carlos W Goltz returned to private practice today following his resig lation as a special prosecutor in he graft investigation here He handed his resignation to Dis trict Judge F H Rice after the city council appointed former Police Chief Gordon C Hollar commission er of public safety Goltz was appointed prosecutor a month ago with Ole Nagelstad at opening of the inquiry into charges of official vice and corruption He played a major role in gathering evidence which led to suspension and subsequent resignations of County Attorney Max Duckworth and Safety Commissioner Hemy C Kuhlmann Hollar who ran against Kuhl mann in the last city election will fill out Kuhlmanns unexpired term Presentation dence to the of additional county grand WASHINGTON May 29 he Roosevelt administration today pparently was determined to get the full reaction of the nation to the supreme courts invalidation of NRA before deciding definitely upon a future course It noted with satisfaction pledges of employers that code wage and hour standards would be maintained and scanned letters pouring into the white house described as showing a 9 to 1 majority for a new NRA In dications were the president would not talk of the future until late in the week Discuss Amendment NRAs collapse continued to dom inate capitol hill discussions where two suggestions were outstanding voluntary codes be framed and a constitutional amend ment be pushed to give the govern ment power to regulate hours and wages in industry The senate voted to bring up for passage the Wheeler bill to abolish utility holding companies The house its plans disrupted by the su prame courts sweeping decision Turn to page 2 column 1 Delightful Sandwiches which continued its inquiry today was beinghandled by Nagelstad H M Havner of Des Moines and As sistant Attorney General Clair Hamilton Few housewives realize that wora than 50 varieties of attractive sand wiches may be made from ma terials usually available in the jury kitchen The GlobeGazette service booklet will help you quickly to prepare and serve an inviting sand wich for every occasion This un usual recipe booklet also contains scores of recipes for soups and Goltz prominent as a criminal salads The sandwich list includes torney declined to discuss his withj hot and cold sandwiches toast and drawal Earlier he in court he had been called uponby the court to clean up Sioux City graft conditions and as soon as the police department ganized the task completed has will been reor have been cracker sandwiches simple sand wiches and some which seem fancy although not hard to make Enclose 6 cent to cover cost handling and postage Judgment Against Distillery Satisfied DES MOINES May 29 tice showing satisfaction of a 000 judgment obtained by C V Middletoti against Frankfort Dis tilleries Inc was on file in district court here today Middleton charged the company broke its contract with him as sales repressntativr in Tow a Amount of settlement was not re The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose 6 cents in coin carefully wrapped for the booklet Soups Salads and Sandwiches Name Street City State Mail In Washington t ;