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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 16, 1934, Mason City, Iowa M P I I S UlU All ItrT OF l vn IMF i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI CENTS A COPI ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 16 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 4 M Pi br ta cei i unV See Serious Problems Prediction of Big Demo Majority Pondered By HERBERT PLTJMMER A S H IN G T O N Oct 16 predictions of the democratic high command that the next con gress will have the smallest per centage of repub licans since pre Civil war days prove true a very real and serious problem will confront the party And that prob lem will be one of leadership That wise old veteran on capitol Jack Gar ner in his valedictory to the house before he moved over to become the presiding officer of the senate made this significant statement As a democrat I am naturally elated that we have as many of the brethren as we have in the house But in my opinion the ideal bal ance would be a majority of 50 or 60 whether they be democrats or re publicans Garner was speaking from long experience in the handlingof ma jorities and minorities in a house of congress No one knows better than he how difficult it is to hold members in line when the number is BO large Danger of Revolt Administration leaders in the last congres still remember with some thing closely akin to a shudder some of the narrow escapes they had in the last congress More than once revolt threatened and in some instances succeeded This despite the fact that during a large part of the last congress the administration had at its disposal keeping party lines taut patron age Patronage will not play as con jpicuouB part to the next con the pie counter is not as well stocked aa it was at the beginning The burden therefore of steering the administrations program safely through will rest squarely on the shoulders of a virile and aggressive leadership in both houses Experienced Leaders Only The way the democratic chief tains have it figured out is that the republicans will have only about 25 seats in the senate and fewer than 100 seats in the house in the next congress That estimate depends up on conditions remaining as they are until election time With that preponderant majority almost anything is likely to happen The house has powerful machinery in its rules of procedure to force recalcitrants into line At the same time application of these rules de pends on the willingness of the membership itself Faced with such a situation the white house whether it desires to do so or not might find it abso lutely imperative to see that only those who have demonstrated their capacity to lead in the past shall be entrusted with leadership in the future SAYS HAUPTMANN WROTE NOTES O 0 F Encampment Installs New Officers 1000 REGISTER FOR CONVENTION IN MASON CITY Marshalltown and Sioux City in Race for 1935 Meeting Bedford Postmaster Succumbs to Injuries BEDFORD Oct 16 Murl Hamilton Bedford postmaster died today in a Maryville Mo hospital of injuries suffered in an automo bile crash near there last night ac cording to word received here 30 Grocers Suspended DES MOINES Oct 16 Twenty Iowa grocers were sus pended from the list eligible for filling relief orders following inves tigation by federal agents FORECAST IOWA Cloudy and cooler much cooler in west portion showers in northeast and ex treme east Tuesday night Wed nesday partly cloudy and cooler MINNESOTA Cloudy and cooler rain in north and ex treme east portions Tuesday night Wednesday mostly cloudy colder in cast and cen tral portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday Minimum in night 56 At 8 A M Tuesday 63 Rainfall 09 Octobers greatest contrast with September thus far has Iain in the matter of precipitation Whereas at this point last month the precipita tion was nearing the 3 inch mark It stands at 09 of an inch for the first 16 days of October all of it being aceountetrt for in two show ers within the 24 hour period cov ered in the above table TUESDAY EVENING 6 p m Banquet Ladies No Name club p m Conferring the decora tion of chivalry and grand ball at armory WEDNESDAY MORNING OCT 17 9 a m Opening Session of Grand Lodge at Home 9 a m Regular Session Rebekan Assembly M B Church WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON p m Parade Line of march forming at Third and Federal south on Federal to Second street east on Second to Del aware north on Delaware to State west on State to Wash ington north on Washington to Methodist Church First Division forms on Third northwest and Federal Sec ond Division on Third nprth west and Washington Third Division on North Washington and Third Fourth Division on Third northeast and Federal M Hazlett Colors jpeckera Band Art Division General Savereide and Staff Canton Phoenix 25 Mason City Iowa Red plumes Purple plumes S R Division High School band Grand Sire William A Pittin ger Grand Master Past Grands of all lodges Earl Legion drum corps Subordinate lodge members Candidates AI Division Junior drum corps Encampment Pete Division Sons of Odd Fellows Frank Home band Old folks Children Rebekahs n cars 3 p m Memorial Service at M E Church Sightseeing trip to P M Park and 30 minute stop at the homes WEDNESDAY EVENING p m Past Officers Banquet at Hotel Hanford 8 p m Conferring of the Re bekah degree by Queen Re bekah Degree Staff at armory p m Conferring of First degree by Knoxville Staff Knoxville p m Conferring Second de gree by Central staff of New ton Both degree will be conferred at High School Gymnasium STOLL KIDNAP CASE REACHES CRITICAL STAGE Search for the kidnapers ot Mrs Alice Speed Stoll Louisville society matron reached a virtual impasse as Harold Nathan department of justice agent in cha ge of the case said he would not admit any progress had been made Bloodstains found by three boys lefi on a boat house pier near the Stoll home raised the possibility that the victim might have been secreted avay by boat James Scales upper a plastering contractor reported he saw a car Stoll eansiugplaneslcrbesent toscanroads ville At lower right is a new picture of Mrs Ann Woolet the Stoll maid who is still regarded as the most important witness in the case Associated Press George B Phillips of Jefferson was installed as the grand patri arch of the grand encampment branch of Odd Fellows Tuesday as the second day of the annual state convention of the I O O F con tinued to bring additional delegates from all sections of Tows The registration of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs reached the 1000 mark Tuesday with indications that from 2000 to 3000 will be in the city for the opening session ot the grand lodge Wednesday Parade Wednesday y afternoon one of the main attractions of the conventions ADMITS PLOT OF ASSASSINATION Terrorist Confesses He and Kalemen Were Sent to Slay King MELUN France Oct 16 The surete nationale announced to day that Mio Kraj alias Sylvester Malny alias Chalny had confessed he was sent to Marseille with Petrus Kalemen to assassinate King Alexander of Yugoslavia Kalemen whose real name was Vlada Georgieff a Macedonian rev olutionary leader who also called himself Tscliernocemsky actual ly killed the king and was slain by police Fled Before Shooting Authorities told them he fled before the assassination be cause he feared he would injure other persons in the attempt to take the kings life In broken German Kraj told the Associated Press today that he had been in Marseille I am a Croat declared Kraj What I did and what I wanted to do were for Croatian liberty Here Krajs German failed him and he was unable to say more Disappeared Oct 9 The surete said that in his con fession Kraj called Egon Kvaternik the delegate of Dr Anta Pave lich head of the revolutionary sec ret societv Usfashi Kraj told them police said that Kvaternik disap peared Oct 9 on the morning of the assassination after shaking hands with Gsorgicff and Kraj at AixenProvencc and giving them final instructions on the killing I am going away Kvaternik was said to have told the pair You know the king is arriving You alFo know what you must to Miners Come Up From Pit With Promised Pay Boost to End Suicide Strike PECS Hungary Oct 16 Twelve hundred miners 100 of them only half conscious came back from their black depths of the mines to day victorious in their suicide strike Not too soon did the men bring to a close their self imposed im prisonment The semiconscious men were suffering from gas poisoning and exposure after 110 hours in the pits Even the more robust were hag gard but joyful The men wif receive a winter bonus of S3 each and instead of an 8 per cent wage cut a Christmas bonus of the same amount Eiiact Dramatic Scenes Thsre were dramatic scenes as the miners reached the pit mouth to be welcomed by wives and chil dren who had waited long days for the moment Soldiers and militiamen with ma chine guns also xyaited and gave the mine surface the appearance of an army camp There appeared to be no cause for trouble however Men and women alike were joyful at the outcome Police denied any men perished in the pits Blink in Sunlight DOES NOT WANT NAPPER CAUGHT Stoll Avers Only Interest Now Is in Safe Return of His Wife LOUISVILLE Ky Oct 16 We dont the kidnaper caught Were not Interested in that We only want Alice back and were still hopeful she will be returned to us safely Berry V Stoll husband of the kidnaped Alice Stoll told the Associated Press in an interview today The interview was obtained on the lawn in front of the spacious Stoll home on Lime Kiln lane near here whence Mrs Stoll was kid naped Wednesday for ran som Stoll came outside and met the interviewer after being attracted by the barking of Hector Great Dane dog that roams the 16 acre estate Stoll Appears Hopeful Stoll appeared hopeful that his 26 year old socially prominent wife would be returned safely He said he has personally answered all tele phone calls to the home since the day of the abduction in the hope a contact coud be made with the kid naper Explaining that no one was al lowed on the premises Stoll said we are trying to keep the place absolutely isolated so the kidnaper will not think we are trying to trap him He reiterated that he had no desire whatever to capture the abductor and that his one and onl Blinking in the early morning j concern was for the safe return of sunlight the half starved men staggered from the mouth of the mine into the arms of overjoyed j Browning Goes to par Qrchids The selection of the convention j city for next year is beginning to create an interest among the dele gations Thus far it appears the fight for the 1935 grand lodge ses lurn lo 3 olimn K Lloyd Ellis Resigns His Sales Tax Post DES MOINES Oct 16 Resignation of Lloyd Ellis of Char iton as field man in the sales tax division was announced today by the state board of assessment and review Ellis was chief clerk of the lower branch in the regular session of the fortyfifth general assembly Covering His Coffin NEW YORK Oct 16 ward W DaddyI Browning went to the grave as he had with 3000 purple orchids covering his coffin Victor Ross attorney for the limelight loving millionaire said that employes of Brownings real estate firm had contributed 55000 and scoured the city to get the flowers He had the tender sweet minci of a child said the Rev Edward Emmett over the coffin If there is a gardener in heaven 1 hope President Lebrun on Way to Belgrade to Honor Slain Monarch PARIS Oct 16 body of former President Raymond Poin care lay in his study today watched over by nuns while President Al bert Lebrun was speeding to Bel grade There he will pay Frances trib ute to King Alexander whose kil ling on on French soil hastened Poincares end The great French man died early yesterday The body of the World war presi dent was placed in a coffin last night in the presence of his neph ewa and nieces and a few intimate friends His widow overcome with emotion remained in her room The funeral will be held Saturday Burial will be in the little family his wife Still Alive Mnndnr The Louisville Times said tnday it has reliable information that Mrs Stoll was alive Monday and may be freed within 24 hours The article adds The above information gathered by the Times is confirmed in parf by the cheerfulness of Mrs S tolls relatives since Sunday by the pass ing of two days without any ap peals to the kidnaper over the radio and by the Associated Press report that the 550000 ransom had been sent to Nashville The information published by the Times was taken to indicate that Mrs Stoll or her kidnaper had found some way to communicate with the family Lane Kept Clear There had been indications since last night that the Stoll family ex pected something to happen with in a short time that the way again had been cleared on the possibility FIVE OFFICERS OF Regular Air MORRO CASTLE HELD NEGLIGENT Board of Inquiry Names Captain Warms and Four Aides NEW YORK Oct 16 board of inquiry of the United States steamboat service in a re port made public today charged Capt William F Warms and four staff officers of the Morro Castle with negligence in connection with the burning of the Ward liner and the attendant loss of 132 lives The preliminary report signed by Capt Karl Neilsen and James Smith inspectors of the New York district gives no cause or responsi bility for the fire It was explained the boards duty ends with deter mining if the officers were negli gent in the performance of their duty Other Officers Accused Officers charged with negligence in addition to Warms are Chief En gineer Eben S Abbott second Of ficer Clarence Hackney third offi cer Harold Hansen and First Assist ant Engineer Antonio R Buija The officers charged with negli gence are ordered to appear at a hearing Oct 29 to show cause why their licenses should not be suspend ed or revoked Acting Ivan Free man was the only deckofficernot found negligent in the report Free man according to the testimony the report says fought the fire and later went forward and let go the anchor Five Specifications Charged Five specifications are charged against Captain Warms accusing him of delay in sending out wire less distress signals and unduly jeopardizing the lives of passengers and crew and of failure to stop the vessel after he was aware that the superstructure was on fire and the vessel was steaming into a fresh breeze In addition he was charged with failure to have fire hose ready for use to have the fire doors closed and with having an insufficient number of men on watch at the time of the fire Failed to Go Below Abbott is charged in the report with failure to go below to the en gine room and fire rooms to direct the engine room crew in the per formance of its duty Hackney the report charges failed to supervise the proper lower g of lifeboats and Hansen is out charged with failure to carry the ship masters orders to stand by and assist passengers into life Trips Over Ocean Seen Lindy Believes Such Service Is Not Far Away WASHINGTON Oct 16 belief that regular transoceanic flights are not far away was ex pressed today to the presidents aviation commission by Charles A Lindbergh Giving his views to the board which is forming a definite aviation policy for the government the first man who made a solo transAtlantic flight said he thought flying boats should be used at the start because of economy but primarily because of safety Lindbergh explained that the fly ing boats in case of forced landings could descend without damage to the ships or to the personnel He added that would give a tremendous psychological boost to the under taking The flyer spoke in a quiet zone leaning forward eagerly as he ex pounded his views and frequently putting his hands In his coat pockets or rubbing his chin Lindbergh told the commission he though government subsidies to air lines would be necessary for a few years longer but that the major transport lines ought within a rea sonable time be self supporting Smaller lines however he added would require government aid for a longerperiod ATTORNEY SEES PROOF SUSPECT WAS ABDUCTOR Fate of Man Indicted for Murder May Rest on Letter X By HOMER McCOY NEW YORK Oct 16 handwriting experts testimony in dicated today that the fate of Bru no Richard Hauptmann indicted in New Jersey on a charge of murder in the Lindbergh kidnaping may rest on the letter X Tlie expert Albert D Osborn testified before Supreme Court Justice Ernest E L Hammer that it was the formation of this letter that led him tn the opinion that Hauptmann wrote the original ran boats Buija as first assistant engineer s accused of failing to stay below in the engine room and direct the Man Charged With Slaying Policeman Escapes From Jail PHILADELPHIA Oct 16 Walter Mika scheduled to go on trial tomorrow for the slaying of Policemar Wiiliam Wilson escaped today from the county prison Prison officials said Mika scaled the wall surrounding the prison about 11 oclock this morning leaped to the street and disappeared Wilson was shot to death Sept 3 by several men who accosted him as he was about to enter a bank with the receipts of a motion picture theater Mika was arrested in a Yonkers N Y hotel room two weeks later Several other men also were ed i hell keep Edward Browning sup cemetery at Nuberourt near Bar plied with orchids up there I ieDuc agent woman back Squads of police searching the neighborhood of the Stoll estate that the kidnaper or might bring the Old Circus Trouper Is Buried in Wisconsin WAVERLY Ot 16 services were held Tuesday at Beaver Dam Wis or Otto W Mil ler 74 circus trouper of a half cen tury ago who died at his home at Denver Iowa near here last week Miller an accomplished singer was familiarly known in northeastern i Iowa as the Wapsie Nightingale j after the Wapsipiniron river near 1 which he lived after retirement FARMERS FAVOR CONTROL 2 T01 Nearly Complete Returns of 500000 Votes on Corn Hog Program By REUBEN FRODIN Cnriyrielil IKM Ill Tlie CHICAGO Oct by their own ballot are overwhelming ly in favor of a continuation of the agricultural adjustment act for an other year Nearly complete returns from SOOOOO farmers showed today a 2 to 1 vote of approval on the con troversial productioncontrol fea ture of the AAA in a poll of the big corn producing states conducted by county extension agents The cornhog program provides that farmers who reduce their corn acreage and limit hog production will receive government benefits which so far in have amounted to approximately 16 Already Voted Sixteen states which already have balloted recorded a 327797 to 166 362 vote in favor of the 1935 pro gram A second question on the one contract per farm plan for 1936 received an adverse 232999 against and 229180 for Two states Kansas and Nebras ka were unfavorable to the con tinuation of the AAA program next year Six states Indiana Kansas Michigan Nebraska Ohio and Wis consin voted against the one con adverse vote recorded being enough to overbalance the fa vorable margins of nine other states The 16 states canvassed will pro duce approximately 65 per cent of the nations 1416772000 bushels of the 1931 corn crop as estimated of Oct In this third of the Unit ed States farmers received some thing over in benefits or about threequarters of the money distributed The entire crop is only 56 per cent of the average yield Tpxas Lends List Texas which leads all other states in the distribution of all farm benefits voted 9 to 1 in favor of Turn tfi Pane 3 Cnlllnm 7 3 Hurt as Blowout Causes Overturn of Eagle Grove Auto HOLMES Oct 16 persons were injured one seriously in an automobile accident near here today when a blowout caused a car driven by Henry Thompson of Ea gle Grove to overturn twice before landing in a ditch Mrs Thompson was seriously injured and Thomp son antl lohn Sampson nf Eagle Grove a passenger were less serij ously hurt The injured were taken i to a Clarion hospital i som note Hopewell left in the Lindberghs N J home the night their son was abducted The peculiar formation of this letter written in the manner of a double E Osborn said appeared in both the original ransom note and in Hauptmanns writing of the word Bronx Trouble with Numbers Osborne spent 15 minutes on the stand fingermg the exhibits and try ing to call them by their proper ex hibit numbers Justice Hammer told him to tes tify only as to those exhibits of the six Hauptmann auto license regis tration applications that he had used definitely as a basis for hand writing comparison Attorney General David T Wilentz of New Jersey told Justice Hammer that the Lindbergh ransom notes which he state had proved were written by Hauptmann are an admission and a confes sion on the part of Hauptmann that he was in the babys room the night of the kidnaping Reasonable fcrtnlnrv The attorney generals statement came after Osborn testified with reasonable certainty that speci mens of Hauptmanns handwriting were identical with that of the kid nap notes Wilentz dramatically read ex cerpts from the ransom notes in cluding one which asked why did 3ou ignore the letter we left in your room Another quotation was now we will send you the sleeping suit from the baby and a third asked did you scnd the little package to Mr Lindbergh It contains the sleeping suit from the baby Woman Faints When Robber Commands KIMBALL Ncbr Oct 16 ta Fainting women tell no tales is the title of a Nebraska robbers text He entered the Kimball Seed company poked a gun in face of Mrs Clarabelle Parish bookkeeper and said Faint Mrs Parish did robber scooped up walked away just that The about and Killed Near Garrison VINTON Oct 36 J Wood 60 was killed near Gar rison when an automobile driven by his son Leiand 20 hit another car Leiand was critically hurt Sing the Old Songs Everybodys Song Book now being offered by this newspaper contains many of the old songs we love to sing complete with words and 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