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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 30, 1934, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME iARLOH E R MS MEM H f I P T OF I T S tif I VI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPT PKES3 LEASED W1EJB SJCKV1CB MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 43 Changes in Situation Different Aspect on Fight Over House Leadership By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON Nov 30 The fight fo leadership of the house of repre sentatives has taken on a dif ferent aspect as the result of two developments The first is the rumor that some undesigna ted agent of the democratic na tional committee is quietly passing the word alonj to both new anc oid members to be wary of committing themselves in advance for any one of the candi dates for speaker The other is the announcement that Vice President Garner has ac cepted an invitation to quit his Uvalde retreat and return to Wash ington in time to attend the Grid iron dinner on the night of Dec 8 If it be true that the demo cratic national committee the pol itical agency of the administration officially or unofficially has inter ested itself in the question of house leadership it must be construed as highly significant Administration Interested Just what it portends no one here seems to know It seems fairly cer tain however if it be true that re gardless of how much the admin istration desires to play handsoft in the fight it is finding it increas ingly difficult to do so contention all along has been that the administration has a vital stake in the question For obvious reasons it is to its advantage to have at the helm of the house in the next congress as strong a leadership as leadership capable not only of putting through its pro faut t quickly wliich conceivably could turn the trick for any of the leading contest ants for the speakership A word from the democratic national com patronage distributing agency of the prob ably would be heeded by all of them Garner a Factor Vice President Garners return to Washington almost a month before congress is convened and his inten tion to stay here have aroused all sorts of speculation Politicians say that more is be hind Cactus Jacks return than merely a desire to be present at the newspapermens annual dinner They know how much he dislikes Washington when congress is not in session For years he has arrived only a few hours before a session actually opens Insiders say Garner is more In terested in the selection of the next speaker than he has been in any thing for a long time An oldtimei of the house himself he still num bers as his best friends those high in the inner council there Garners influence must be reck oned with The candiate who gets even though fit be tacit have a powerful card in the hole I SNOWSTORM SWEEPS ALL IOWA Relief Officials Scan Redistricting Plan Outlaws Widow IOWA DAKOTAS AND MINNESOTA Prospective Changes in District Chiefs to Be Considered By ROY P PORTER Associated Press Staff Writer DES MOINES Nov 30 Federal emergency relief officials today had under consideration pro posals for an extensive redistrict ing of regional areas affecting at least 14 states oud including pros pective changes in district admin istration Details of the proposal which are to be considered in conferences at Washington next week are yet to be worked out but official sources indicated that preliminary setups will probably be approved by Ad ministrator Harry L Hopkins The proposal affects particularly he midwest territory which is now composed of the seven states of owa Minnesota North and South Dakota Kansas Nebraska and Missouri under the supervision of T J Edmonds of Des Moines Have Separate Districts Under the new plan Iowa Min nesota and the Dakotas would con stitute a separate district Missouri would be shifted to a territory in cludingIllinois Michigan Wiscon sinand Indiana and Nebraskaand In the belief she was with her husband when he engaged in the fatal gun battle with two federal agents near Barrington 111 the federal government rushed its search for Mrs George Baby Face Nelson alias Mrs Helen Gillis Assolatcd Press Photo Sale N Seals Sale to Begin DES MOINES Nov 30 of Christmas seals for the Iowa Tuberculosis association anc the Public Health Nursing associa tion will begin Monday it was an nounced Burlington Banker Dies BURLINGTON Nov 30 George Pomeroy Edgar 49 vice president of the Burlington Savings bank died at his home following a heart attack FORECAST IOWA Snow flurries colder Friday night Saturday partly cloudy not so cold in the west and extreme south portions Saturday afternoon MINNESOTA Snow colder in east portion Friday night Saturday partly cloudy IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday Minimum in Night 27 At 8 A at 27 Snowfall 6 Precipitation 64 Mason City awoke Friday morn Ing to look out on an old fashioned blizzard Four and a half inches of snow had fallen at S oclock and both snow and wind continued through the forenoon with increas ing speed administrator ngrelief workin those statesto gether with Colorado New Mexico and Wyoming With the present territory brok en up Edmonds it was indicated Kill probably be transferred to a new territory in the northwestern art of the country with headquar ters at Portland Ore The district administrator who ormerly was executive director of he Iowa Tuberculosis association was enroute to Washington today o discuss the changes with federal ifficials The redistrirting plan follows onferences of regional supervisors leld recently in Excelsior Springs Mo and Chicago Under Consideration Under consideration also at pres nt are plans for relief administra ion during the winter months with JOlicies yet to be formed for a sub titute to the work relief program officials today were unable o predict what new policies would e included in the program pending a decision from Washington Redistricting of the federal areas voulci not disturb present state re ef administrations officials said tie changes involving only the na tional supervisory program Edmonds territory in the event the transfer is approved may be offered to a Missouri relief official itis expected The Missouri man is now the director of a Kansas City charities organization Other tenta tive changes in administrative per sonnel await the official sanction of Administrator Hopkins DECKlilBAlTO NORMAL ACTIVITY AH Workers Back to Jobs and All Departments in Operation The Jacob E Decker and Sons company packing plant returned completely to normal operatons Fri day morning with all employes back at their jobs and all departments in full operation One worker was reported maroon ed at Rudd because of the snow storm but he preserved his job and seniority by a long distance call The plant operated five hours NO QUARTER FOR NELSONS WIDOW Officers Intensify Hunt for Mrs Gillis and Outlaw John Hamilton CHICAGO Nov the woman and show her no quarter This was the stern order federal agents were under today as thev hunted Mrs Helen Gillis 94 pound synthetic blond widow of George Baby Face Nelson leader of the rapidly diminishing remnants of the gang of the iate John Dillinger Through her capture federal as well as state county and city police hoped to bring to justice John Hamilton believed to have been with Nelsons widow when Nelson was fatally wounded late Tuesday in a machine gun battle at Barring ton in which Inspector Samuel P Cowley and Special Agent Herman Hollis perished in the governments drive against the nations public enemies Made Phone Call There was a growing belief among officials that it was she who was responsible for a mysterious telephone call received by Philip Sadowski an undertaker which led federal officers to the discovery ot Nelsons body badly punctured by bullets in a ditch near suburban Niles Center Unless she was at her husbands side whenhe and his companion pumped machine gun bullets at the two federal officers she would not have known that Nelson was dead the officers said Sadowski is Mrs Gillis family undertaker Mrs Gillis was the former Helen Wawrzyniak She is 21 years old and is the mother of two children Turn to Iaee 2 Citliimn fl OIL POURED IN STOVE CAUSE OF WOMANS DEATH Mrs Horton Attempted to Put Out Flames on Clothing NORA SPRINGS Nov spite her efforts to extinguish flames on her clothing by pumping water on herself Mrs Kelley Hor ton 29 suffered burns which result ed in her death Thursday evening at a Mason City hospital Her clothing caught fire when she poured kerosene into a stove Mrs Horton was alone in her farm home 3l miles north of Nora Springs when the accident occurred After she poured the kerosene into the stove about 5 oclock in the afternoon the flames leaped high and enveloped her Her clothing in flames she ran to the well and pumped water on herself to extinguish the flames according to neighbors An ambu lance was called and she was rushed to a Mason City hospital where the serious extent of her burns was at once apparent She died a few hours later Three children Vivian 5 Leona 3 and Duane 16 months survive their mother as does Mr Horton The family moved here from Buf falo Center about two years ago and Mr Horton has worked for both Will son Bud Marshall during that tiine Funeral service and burial will be Saturday at Buffalo Center The body is at the MartinSheckler fu neral home Tragedy Came Six Hours Later Iowa Sale of Beer in November Brings 12476 to State DES MOINES Nov 30 Sale of beer during November brought the state treasuiy representing colleptions from the four cents a gallon tax and beer li cense fees as compared with a total of for the same month a year ago Deputy Treasurer E F Rahm said the total amount collected by the state since the beer law became effective April 18 1933 totals 30783415 Less than six hours after this picture was made of Frank C Smith hank cashier of Demopolis Ala and his stcson police discovered the bodies of both us well as Smiths wife and infant daughter A coroners jury held that Smith shot all three and then waited an hour and a half before killing himself Who Refused to Allow Amputation of Infected Leg Dies CHICAGO Nov 30 Commissioner Arthur Seyferlich who refused to permit the amputa ion of an infected leg because a one legged fireman is no fireman at all died at 9 a m today Administration Desires Brief Term of Congress Chiefs Apparently Seek Early Action OPENING HELD UP BY SNOWSTORM Some Boys Arrive Regular Program Is Delayed to Saturday regular opening of Older Boys conferencewhich was scheduled for Friday afternoon was postponed to Saturday morning It is hoped that starting Saturday morning the reg ular program can be followed out with the exception of the industrial tours which have been canceled and discussions put in their place E R Hinckley state secretary of the T M C A learned that dele gations from Davenport Keokuk Clinton Burlington and Cedar Rap ids had gathered at Cedar Rapids and had given up hope of driving on to Mason City Friday Reports from several other towns indicated that efforts had been made to come to Mason City but had been given up Friday Mr Hinckley however in a light auto left Des Moines at 8 oclock Friday morning and arrived here at noon Dr Earl Roadman president of Iowa Wesleyan college at Mitchell S Dak arrived early Friday by auto We do not expect that more than 20 or 25 homes will be needed for the boys Friday evening Evron M Karges local boys work secretary said However we are hoping that the total registration maynearly be obtained on Saturday An informal conference was ten tatively planned for Friday evening Only one boy from out of town had arrived at 2 oclock Friday after time originally set for the conference opening This boy was from Davenport and had made the trip by train At oclock two boys arrived from Ames and said that several others were on the way Thursday but all departments were not restored to complete activity until Friday morning following the twoday walkout Burglar Repents and Returns Loot ONAWA Nov 30 A burglar who stole from the home of Robert Oliver Onawa theater man ager repented Thanksgiving day as he passed the Christian church and read the sermon topic of Sunday Thou Shalt Not Steal The thief returned the money after Oliver agreed not to prosecute him Upon NRA By NATHAN ROBERTSON WASHINGTON Nov 30 the Roosevelt administrations legis lative program gradually takes shape there are plain signs that a comparatively short session of con gress is desired Moreover administration officials apparently intend to ask especially for early and speedy action on leg islation that will determine NRAs future This would be an attempt to remove uncertainty from the minds of businessmen as to just what sort of a bird the blue eagle will be Working on a tentative draft of permanent NRA experts under Donald R Richberg chairman of the executive council already have made much progress authoritative sources said AntiTnist Laws If present iueas are approved higher up the new measure prob ably will 1 Alter the antitrust laws so that certain trade agreements may be made legal others illegal and still others put under regulation 2 Grant power to fix minimum wages and maximum hours for each industry and trade 3 Continue section 7A guaran teeing the right of collective bar gaining NRA Due to Die The NRA under present law Is due to die next June and the ad ministration would like to get the permanent machinery ready in plenty of time The administrations plan will be still further rounded out after con ferences this weekend by President Roosevelt and his aides in charge of relief and housing Already the administration ap parently is committed to a low cost housing program more expenditures for public works further subsist ence homesteads and unemployment insurance Lower Liquor Tarrifs There have been hints also that the legislative slate may include lower liquor tariffs something along the line of old age pensions and possibly an attempt at a com promise on the soldiers bonus whereby the certificates of those in need would be cashed An obvious effort is being made to avoid a tax increase but the de cision on that question depends jpon final word as to the extent of jovernment spending 900 Liquor Agents Due for Dismissal to Keep Their Jobs WASHINGTON Nov 30 Nine hundred employes of the alco hol tax unit due for dismissal to morrow will be continued on duty status without pay under a ruling submitted to the treasury today by Attorney General Cum mings Shoppinq Days l Christmas BODY OF SLAIN MAN IDENTIFIED Woman Believed to Be Nice and Three Little Girls His Daughters Pa Nov 30 Positive identification of the ma found dead in the Fennsylvani mountains as Elmo J Noakes o Roseville Cal was announced to day by Harry L McElroy chief o detectives of the state police The man was found shot to deatl with a woman near Altoona whil three little girls believed to be hi daughters were found in the wood near Carlisle Pennsylvania police were reluct ant to advance a possible motiv for the tragedy though scouting several theories Major C M Wil helm deputy superintendent of th state police said he took but littl stock in a theory that a love affai between the man and the woman was the basis of the tragedy Disagreement Scouted One possibility scouted he said is that a family disagreement ex isted perhaps involving the custody of the children Identification was made through records of the marine corps a Washington McElroy said Noakes enlisted in the marines a Mare Island California on April 20 1920 and was honorably dischargee April 19 1922 McElroy said marine corps finger prints showed that those of the man found in the mountains and o Noakes were identical Niece 3 Daughters Through todays word from thi marine corps the belief of polici that the five bodies were those o Noakes his niece and three daugh ters all of Roseville Cal received additional weight The name of Noakes was brough into the investigation yesterday through discovery that an automo mile found abandoned near McVey town about midway between the places at which the bodies of the girls and of Noakes and the woman were found had been licensed to Noakes Hold Family Conference ROSEVILLE Cal Nov 30 A grief stricken family held a con ference here today to determine who should return to Pennsylvania and claim the bodies of Elmo T Noakes 32 Roseville mechanic his niece Winifred Pierce 18 and Noakes three children Norrna 12 Dewilla 10 and Cordelia 8 Convinced the bodies of the chil dren found last week on a Penn sylvania mountainside and those of a man and young woman fouund 100 miles away were the remains of their own family R U Noakes brother of Elmo and Russell Pierce brother of Winifred prepared to claim them Officer P J Shelley of the Rose ville police said the Pierce and Noakes families were going to send someone east but they have nt decided who More Than 30Hurt in Southern Storms NEWTON Miss Nov 30 More than 30 persons were injured today as a result of tornadic winds which swept through widely scat tered portions of Louisiana and Mis sissippi World Has Weather of Many Sons Snow Quake Wind Typhoon and Flood on Scene By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Weather as various as the geo graphic scene prevailed in the world Friday Manilla counted le death toll of a typhoon the most severe in a se ries that has claimed 300 lives in the Philippines within three months Honolulu felt a faint shock from a submarine earthquake last night 2000 miles at sea Storms Sweep South Windstorms that swept parts of Louisiana and Mississippi left 30 persons injured in their wake while near Raleigh N Car streams rose toward flood stage after the heav iest Thanksgiving day rainfall ever recorded there Snow swirled over large areas of the Rocky Mountain and plains states Temperatures fell At Lead ville Colo it was 2 below zero Rain and Colder Rain and colder weather were forecast for New York after a springlike Thanksgiving Air lines in the eastern part of the country reported zero visibility Ceilings have been low for three days the lines said because of rain fog or snow Shipping crowded the Great Lakes as the end of the normal in surance period of vessels plying the lakes approached The normal rate time ends at midnight Lake ship ing agents said this had been an un usually open fall FEAR TIDAL WAVE HONOLULU Nov 30 se vere submarine earthquake sent alarming reports to the states that a tidal wave would sweep the Ha waiian Islands but caused scarcely a stir in Honolulu The shock centered about 2000 miles at sea was recorded last night on the seismograph of the Hawaii national park observatory on the slopes of Kilauea volcano Observers said the disturbance might cause a tidal wave but the possibility was so slight they ex pected none A midnight deadline a m eastern standard time reportedly set by the hydrographic office for the crest of water to sweep upon the islands passed with out a sign of a disastrous exceedingly rare in this Pacific crossroads Officers Deny Report Reports that all military forces on Oahu Honolulu Island were called into readiness for any pos sible emergency were denied at Schofield barracks 30 miles from Honolulu Most Hawaiians were not even aware of the quake and apparently few heard of the possibility of a tidal wave for life went on as usual possibly a bit gayer since it was the close of Thanksgiving day Even Kilauea volcano so easily disturbed by submarine earth move ments remained quiet Naval radio and amateur operators in San Francisco and San Pedro Turn lo PnifR 2 Column 2 BLIZZARD STOPS TMFFICBLOCKS Snowplows Making Vain Efforts to Keep Roads Open SNOWFALL AT VARIOUS IOWA POINTS AT 2 P M FRIDAY Aluson City DCS Mwnes Charles City Ottuimva Cedar Rapids Burlington Clinton Centerville 12 inches inches 13 inches 3 inches 8 inches Light flurries rain 11 inches A blizzard which swept over Iowa Friday had blocked highways interrupted bus and train service and severed communication facili ties in parts of the state RicUng on a bitter northwest wind the heaviest snowstorm of the winter swept into the state Thursday night and continued in to Friday to blanket lands parched by last summers drought with a mantle which early reached more than a foot at some points Plows in Action In Mason City six inches of smw had fallen at S oclock in the morn ing and at noon the snowfall was approaching 10 inches The storm made motor travel difficult despite efforts on the part of highway commission officers to keep plows in action Highway commission Snowplows were out on pavements leading in all directions out of Mason City but almost invariably toe gale blew the snow backasfastasthe plotfa could clear the f Patrol Highways The activity of the highway maintenance crew was to patrol the highways in order to clear the way for any cars marooned in snowbanks and to wait until the wind died down before making any INTRACITY TRAIN Six motorists headed for Ma son City on the south Clear Lake paving got as far as the Odd Fellows home shortly before noon Friday when further pro gress was blocked by a large snowdrift Although they were already in the city of Mason City they boarded a Chicago Great Western train and completed their trip to Mason City PAIR ARRESTED FOR EXTORTION Man and Wife Charged With Threatening to Kidnap Four Children DETROIT Nov 30 revealed today that George A Car penter and his wife of Detroit were inder arrest here charged with at emptiug to extort from Daniel Sorenson of Toronto by threats of kidnaping his four chil dren Police said that Sorenson received a letter Nov 24 containing the kid nap threat and instructions to de iver the money Wednesday to the apartment house here in which the Carpenters live The letter was iigned G A C Detroit police were called into the ase at once by Canadian police hey said a dummy package was delivered and received by Mrs Be trice Carpenter The arrests fol owed Sorenson until a year ago was uperintendcnt of the Toronto plant f the Ford Motor company of Can da Ltd The letter police said told on that unless he delivered the j loney as instructed four men raid his home seize his fourj lildren and hold them until he sent I le money concerted effort to clear the high ways Piling up the snow along the side of the road merely made ridges for more snow to lodge betwejn the foremen stated County Engineer R E Robertson was watching the storm waiting for the wind to die down some be fore attempting to clear the rural roads Postmaster A M Schanke an nounced that rural carriers were experiencing difficulty in getting through many of the county roads and would be unable to make com plete deliveries on every route East Train Late Trains into Mason City were on time in general Friday morning Only one train from the east where Turn to Piuse 2 i S Get This Map Every American should be famil iar with his own country and such a map 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