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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 12, 1934, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI TITS CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SKKV1CB MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 12 1934 CONSISTS OK two SECTION ONE NO 1 FLOYD SOUGHT IN IOWA AND MISSOURI RANSOM PAID TO JKIDNAPERSTOLL 11 FAMILY WAITING Young Society Matrons Husband Reports All Demands Met LOUISVILLE Ky Oct 12 The ransom demanded for Mrs Alice Speed Stoll has been paid and the family awaits the kidnapers fulfilment of promises was the an nouncement here today by Berry V Stoll husband of the young society woman who was slugged and forced from their home Wednesday The ransom note had named the de mand as 50000 but the Stoll an nouncement did not mention the The formal statement said We have carefully followed in structions met all ransom require f ments and are awaiting f i of promises i Th SI withoi 2Killed 2BadlyHurtin Wreck fulfillment freely The parties may act jut fear or hindrance Berry V Stoll f Depends on Kidnaper I The statement that all ransom re ts nuirements had been met was ta to mean definitely that the I money had been paid and the fate 1 of pretty Alice Stoll hung for the 1 time being on whether the one who I made the ransom demand would f keep his promise Whether Stolls announcement meant the money actually had been 1 given the man who kidnaped Mrs I Stoll or had been given to persons Idesignated by him remained uuex as there was no comment U In formal statement iAven in Stoll s s to parties was tie intimation Oat more than one terson had been involved in the Kid naping of the former Bryn Mawr utudent and junior league member daughter of William S Speed re tired capitalist Extra Telephone Lines The Stoll family obtained com plete isolation of Berry Stolls 16 acre estate yesterday after a day of fulile waiting for a contact by the kidnaper Through last night they waited for word the place standing almost deserted with extra tele phone lines installed This morning at oclock Berry Stoll hatless and apparently greatly excited roared out of the driveway in a roadster Another man was with him The car swung down lime kiln road which borders the estate and headed into KentuckyThe emis saries took the narrow winding ir regular trail at high speed not slowing up for turns or the frequent hills 4 few miles away Berry Stoll was transferred to a faster car on the Brownsboro road and held his way south still speeding the limit of his machines capacity Reported by Towns From time to time he was re ported by towns on the way south toward the Tennessee line Mrs Stoll was slugged with an iron pipe and taken from her home Turn to Pace 3 Column S Train Crash Iowa Second in 24 Hours Derailed Cars Fall in Path of Another Locomotive IOWA CITY Oct 12 persons were killed two critically injuredtand six others suffered less serious injuries early today when a fast Rock Island passenger train left the rails six miles east of here three cars fallingin the path of an onrushing passenger train from the opposite direction All of the injured were in the de railed train No 14 bound for Chi cago which was heavily sideswiped by the westbound train No 23 The fatal crash was the second train wreck in Iowa within 24 hours piling up a death toll of six with more than 25 injured The first ac cident occurred near Guttenberg yesterday when four were killed and 18 injured in the derailment of a Milwaukee passenger train The dead are Mrs Esther Koberts of nes Monies wife of D 1 Koberts field agent for the Great West ern Insurance company Sam Mason Negro of Chi cago waiter in the trains club car The injured are Madeline Koberts J daugh ter of Mr and Mrs Koberts re ported dying of internal in juries H H Qorey Austin Minn serious J B Netzky of Chicago broken collarbone B F Hum of Blue Island HI minor injuries Walter Webb Negro club car waiter Chicago minor injuries Mrs Virginia Welhvood of New York N V minor injuries Dorothy Lee Neff 8 and Edith Neff 9 both of Colona 111 minor injuries Claude Lafler trainmaster at Iowa City said the derailment of Waterloo to Vote on Erection of City Hall WATERLOO Oct 12 city council voted last night to call an electior Nov 20 on the proposi tion of erecting a combined city hall and civic auditorium costing not more than 5285000 in Lincoln park and issuing bonds of not to exceed to be used with a PWA grant WHERE OFFICERS AND FLOYD BATTLED train 14 was caused by a broken rail He said train 23 which usually passes the eastbound train between Iowa City and West Liberty crashed down upon the derailed cars before the other train crew had time to place flags fuzees or torpedoes on the tracks He said it was only a matter of a few seconds between the derailment and the collision of the other train 3 Cars Leave Rails The club car and two Pullmans of train 14 left the rails and were sideswiped by the other train On Pullman in which seven passengers were riding was demolished The accident occurred at a m but it was nearly an hour am a half before A Ludwig of Rock island conductor of train 14 was able to reach a telephone to sum mon aid The trains were wrecked on a de serted stretch of roadway about a mile east of the overpass bridge of U S highway No 6 two miles west of Downey M B Howe of Chicago a pas senger in one of the derailed Pull mans told graphically of the terror which followed the crash He said panic broke out among the passengers of the derailed train when the second train crashed into it Cars Sideswiped Friction of steel on steel as the heavy cars sideswiped each other in the pitch black night sent up clouds of smoke The passengers believing the cars OL ICE INSPECT CAR ABANDONED NEAR MESERVEY Outlaw Sought South of Leon Reported Seen in Missouri With rumors flying fast Friday as to the whereabouts of Charles Arthur Pretty Boy Floyd and with identifications made of men who resembled Floyd at three different places at nearly the same lime local officials of the sheriffs office received a tip that the car answering the description of the one used by the bandits to escape from Mclntire Thursday was found aban doned a mile west of Mcservoy on a side road Deputy Sheriff Max Studer left about oclock to investigate the rumor Sheriff J M Robertson said that vigilantes were stationed in all parts of the county watching the highways Sighted Near Nevada Although most of the official re ports stated that the outlaw trio which figured in the Mclnlire shoot ing Thursday was in Missouri and headed for the Ozark hills a report was also received at the local sher iffs office from the state bureau of investigation at Des Moines which stated that three men two of whom were in overalls were sighted on hignway 65 headed north near Nevada That the three men might be the Floyd gangsters resulted in the throwing of a complete network of officers over this section of the state Another report from the state bureau of investigation announced FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday night Saturday fair slightly warmer in east central portion MINNESOTA Fair warmer in northeast portion Friday night Saturday partly cloudy warmer in northeast cooler in northwest and extreme west portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures tor M hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 84 Minimum In Night 46 At 8 A M Friday SI Thursdays maximum tempera ture was the highest by 4 degrees yet recorded here in the present month The first two weeks of October have failed to develop a single drop of rain in Mason City were on fire ran screaming down the right of way while the injured struggled vainly to extricate them selves from the wreckage The cars did not burn he said and the only smoke was that caus ed by friction All of the injured were taken to Iowa City hospitals on a hospital train made up here Rescue work Turn la Column S In the upper photo is shown the site of a gun battle between two officers and Charles Pretty Boj Floyd and two companions near Mclntire After driving from the lop of the hillto the corner at the Dot torn the bandits realizing they were in a blind road wheeled around at the point marked X and started IKICK up the hill where a car is shown in the position of that used by the officers The officers went into the woods at the also marked with a cross and fired at the outlaws who used a machine gun in their escape of Floyd at the L Bostettcr farm Mr and Mrs Bostetter and daughter Alice have been arrested Photos by Safford Lock Engravings by EDWARD DADDY BROWNING DIES Husband of Peaches 111 Long Time Recently Out of Hospital NEW YORK Oct 12 ward West Daddy Browning wealthy real estate operator and husband of the former Frances Peaches Heenan died today at Scardsdale N Y his secretary an nounced After a cerebral hemorrhage last June Browning was confined to the hospital for joint diseases in New York City For several weeks his condition vas critical He was discharged from the hospital the middle of Sep tember and taken to the home of a friend in Birch Hall Drive Scards dale Spains Air Attack on Astunas Rebels Called Successful MADRID Oct 12 air attack on rebels in the moun tainous province of Asturias was described as highly successful in dis patches today from the north A troop train carrying insurgent reinforcements to Mieres and Ovidco among the last rebel strong holds was destroyed by bombs from government planes Morgan Vandcrbt and her Madrid was informed there were 52800000 fortune 1100 dead and injured as a result Lady Furness Comes to New York to Help Sister Get Daughter NEW YORK Oct 12 Lady Furness came to New York today determined to back her twin sister Gloria Vandcrhllt to the limit in her court fight for the custody of her 10 year old Laur daughter Gloria Admit They PETER MOTHER Had Mission BOUND FOR HOME to Perform Pair Confess Sharing Paris Hotel Room With Slayer IIM by The AssmjJalwl PARIS Oct 12 The Surete Nationale announced today that two terrorist suspects Yaroslav Novak and Ivan Rajtich alias Wladislav Benes had confessed that tney had been sent to France on a secret mission by the Yugoslav organiza tion Fsverich but that they did not know what Iheir mission was Raptich was said by the police to be the man who talked He is al leged to have told them that he and his friend came to Paris on blind orders and were told that they would be met here by others who would give them instructions as to what to do The Surete officials said Novak and Rajtich admitted they had shared a hotel room in Paris with Petrus Kalemen the assassin of King Alexander and Louis Barthou They said they met Kalemen in Paris Rajtich said his false Czechoslo vakian passport which ramocl him Benes was delivered to him in Paris by a man he knew nnly as Pretty Boy Floyd Was reported to have left Leon about 1 oclock Friday afternoon The bureau said the report came from a responsible source Rich Anderson an investigator for the Iowa liquor commission who was working in southern Iowa The man was reported as having two other companions who remained in the parked car while he entered a garage to purchase a car A woman in the garage at the time said the man produced five billswith which to pay for the machine When she asked to ex amine the money fearing counter feit bills she said the man left the garage taking the money with him She said he walked to a street corner glanced up and down the street joined his companions in the car and drove west on highway 69 towards Lamoni south of Leon SEEN AT 3 POINTS Yugoslavian Queen Seriously 111 Special Train Is Heavily Guarded By JAMES A MILLS Copvriillil 1331 by Tile ASMicllllfil Iirf51 INNSBRUCK Austria Oct Its cargo sorrow pain and Yugo slavias hopes for the future a spe cial train passed through here to day It bore Peter II child king of Yugoslavia his mother the widowed Queen Marie and her mother the dowager Queen Marie of Rumania The train was heavily guarded the blinds on ils windows were drawn every precaulion had been taken againsl a repetition of the tragedy at Marseille which ended the life of little Peters father the late King Alexander Spends Night in Torment The only newspaperman permit ted to board the train here was the Associated Press correspondent To him Marie of Rumania divulged that her daughter had spent the night in torment with infected teeth which she had had under Irealment in Switzerland before she started for Paris only to learn of her husbands assassination Sarbotwho spoke Serbian and Croatian Novak said Turn I his passport rotnmn This pain she said was aggra vated by the bereaved queens tlsogall bladder trouble which had not JEFFERSON CITY Mo Oct 12 widespread manhunt was pushed through Missouri today for Charles Arthur Pretty Boy Floyd the southwest desperado being re ported sighted at three points in the central section of the state fol lowing a brush with posses in north ern Iowa and Minnesota yesterday State county and city officers joined forces in a will of the wisp chase of the notorious bank rob ber and killer who has been named as one of the three machine gun ners who shot down four officers and a convict at the Kansas Citj Union station in June 1933 The outlaw and two companions in a motor car first were reported seen five miles south of Mexico this morning Kansas City Killer Sheriff Thomas Bash of Kansas City expressed belief that one of Floyds companions was Adam Richetti a lieutenant of Floyds ho also has been named by the de partment of justice as one of the Kansas City Union station killers A national guard airplane was ordered to Columbia from St Louis by Adjutant General Harold V Brown to aid in the manhunt At noon the state highway patrol and officers turned their search to ward Moberly after receiving a re port that three men had stopped at the farm home of Mrs Ed Gin Iher near Moberly and asked for a lowel and soap They explained that one of their companions had cut his finger on a car door Mrs Ginthcr said all three appeared nervous and that after reentering their automobile sped north toward Cairo six miles north of Moberly Seen Near Mexico O L Blanchard salesman from i Kansas City and former detective I started the hunt when he reported to Mexico police that he had scon a man answering Floyds dcscnp Chase and Gun Fight Described Pitzen Farmer Was Only Eye Witness at Battle McINTIRE Oct One farmer in the vicinity who saw the officers battle Charles Pretty Boy Floyd and his companions at first though there were crazy hunters around while another told how cattle guns went so fast they nearly ran over the water tank and buildings The only eye witness to the main gun battle between Hie Floyd gang sters and law of ficers was Paul Pitzen who was working in a field only a few rods from where the shooting occur red Mr Pitzen said he saw the bandit car with three men in it speeding toward the east on the PITZEN lane to his home which the bandits had evidently mistaken for a cross road hotly pursued by Deputy Sheriff Owens and Stale Agent Haight Car Starts Back Upon reaching the end of the road the outlaw car stopped abruptly turned around and started back to ward the west Meanwhile Owen and the justice agent had seen that the road did not go through aban doned their car in the middle of the road and taken to cover in the woods their maneuvers concealed from the bandits by the dense clouds of dust raised by the speed ing cats As the gangsters neared the abandoned car they opened fire on it with a machine gun perforating the body and windshield The ban dit car then swung inlo the ditch and around the obstructing vehicle as the officers from the cover ot the woods fired at it It is not 3 WHO GAVE AID TO OUTLAW PUT IN CRESCO JAIL All Angles of Mclntire Case Are Checked by Officers McINTIRE Oct and Irs L Hosteller and daughter Alice today were arrested and laced in the Howard county jail it Cresco for questioning in con ection with the use of their home as a hideout for Charles Pretty Hoy Floyd and two companions ivho were found at their home An xchange of shots followed a chase it the bandits Officers did not indicate whether r not charges of harboring crim nals would be filed against the 3ostetters but said every angle of the case was being checked The arrests were made by Howard and Mitchell county authorities and six state and federal men Wed Bostetters Daughter Bosletter claimed that Floyd and his two companions had been hired iy him a few days ago to work on the farm Officers believe however that Floyd is married to a daugh ter of Bostelter Bostetter asserted that the three told him they came from Ottumwa When arrested Mrs Bosletter was wearing a mans cap and her daughter Alice 16 was attired in overalls Officers who made the ar rest probed in straw stacks which had been piled up following thresh inga few days ago at the Bostet ter place Stayed at Farm House Deputy Sheriff Will of 3 Colu G Haight of Des Moinea found the outlaws at the L Bostetter farm house a mile and three quarters south of Mclntire They were about to spring a trap for the outlaw whom they suspected was in the vicinity but intentionally were forced into a runin with the trio when they were shorthanded Sheriff Tollof Johnson of Cresco said he learned that Foyd was mar to one of the Bostelter girls When the marriage took place how ever was not determined Deputy Owens and Agent Haight slopped at the Bostetter home in their course of investigation seek information about the bandits but not knowing they were so near them They noticed a man standing n the yard but paid no attention to him until they saw him run to a cornfield evidently after recogniz ing the officers Bandits speed Away Two other men who had made pretense of husking corn were summoned by him from the corn field and the three jumped into their car and drove away The three were in overalls Either to keep from arousing sus picion or because they did not be lieve they would be chased the drove rather slowly Agent Haight and Deputy Owens however quickly pursued them and soon caught up to the bandit car After a distance Turn to 3 Column 5 SCORE CHOICE OF CLAY WILLIAMS Labor Federation Calls on F R to Probe Attitude of NRA Officer SAN FRANCISCO Oct 12 fli A resolution criticising the ap pointment of S Clay Williams as an official of the NRA and suggest ing President Roosevelt making an impartial investigation of Wil liams hostile attitude toward la bor was adopted unanimously by the American Federation of Labor convention here today In recommending concurrence with the resolution the committee reporting declared it is impropef to appoint an individual to the NRA whose public record shows him opposed to trade unions and to collective bargaining as set forth in sections 7a and b in the NRA It is difficult if not impossible i for trade unions to cooperate with an individual who denies their j right to organize The recommendation of he rcsn slutions committee was by thf convention without a diswnt ing vote and without A word of idisusslon Americas Favorite Songs One of Americas favorite folk songs was written in Ireland more than 125 years ago Another was composed in London by Robert Burns before the American Revolu tion The Last Rose of Summer and Coinin Thro the Rye are but two of the old favorites collected in Everybodys Song Book an ex ceptionally popular service booklet available only through our Wash ington information bureau This book carries 205 famous songs complete with words and mu sic and has an attractive durable cover in colors Every era of Amer ican history is represented The most celebrated numbers are ac companied by brief historical notes relating the circumstances of their composition The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Wahington D C I inclose 20 cents in coin care fully wrapped for Everybodys Song Book Name Street City State Mall to Washington D Q ;