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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 7, 1934, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS COD DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME IP E R 13 MEM i AITt OF v 11 NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBEB 7 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONB NO 285 jmns CENTS A COPY MAO U IN VjJLJ1 JUVVA r jvLun JL jxjj VOL XL ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIBB BOTH SIDES AGREE TO STRIKE PARLEY I r I r nnntlAII 01 DAM Four Rob Iowa Bank and Get Loot of TAKE EMPLOYES AS HOSTAGES IN MAKING ESCAPE Cashier and Assistant Freed 5 Miles Out of Cumberland CUMBERLAND Sept 7 Four unmasked bandits early today held up the Cumberland Savings bank kidnaped the bank cashier and his assistant and escaped with in cash The cashier Charles P Shearer 52 and the assistant cashier J 0 Stahl 32 were released six miles southwest of town after the bandits let them out of their car and told them to get going The two were brought back to Cumberland by a passing motorist The bandits sped on southwest of here on a byroad and officers im mediately started in pursuit Two Stay Outside Two of the bandits entered the bank shortly after 9 oclock when it opened The other two remained out side one in a parked car 1934 Chevrolet the other near the bank entrance Shearer said the two who entered walked up to the cashier and asked for a handout Then he said they told Shearer and Stahl the only em nloyes in the bank at that time to stick em this is a holdup Suspectsin 2 Kidnapings Evade Police 3 Women Arrested and Barkers and Karpis Get Away CLEVELAND Sept 7 accidental arrest of three women believed to have been companions of three notorious northwest kid naping suspects apparently enabled the fugitives to escape capture here A man who asked that his identi ty be withheld today identified pho tographs of Fred Barker Alvm Karpis and Arthur Barker sought for two St Paul kidnapings as the men who had occupied a home in West street recently Two other neighbors who also feared to let their identity become known identified photographs of Karpis and Arthur Barker Suspicious Persons After the identification Detective Inspector C W Cody revealed that an informant Wednesday told detec tives there were several suspicious persons living in the house Inspector Cody said police at that time did not know the suspicious r The bandits fired a few shots from automatic revolvers scooped up all the cash from the till and fled tak ing Shearer and Stahl with them They were in and gone m about three minutes Shearer said The bandits were infuriated when they learned they could not get into the vault because of a time lock he cashier related He said one of the pair who entered was short and pasty other was tall and The robbery was witnessed by a score or more of Cumberland resi dents The bandits had been seen hanging around town earlier to day Shearer said Earthquake Wrecks Houses in Algeria Few Persons Injured ORLEANSVILLE Algeria Sept A devastating earthquake persons might be the St Paul sus7 pects and the house was not raided immediately Involved In BrawL That night three well dressed wo men became involved in a drunken brawl in a fashionable downtown hotel and were arrested after they had struck a policewoman who tried to quiet them In an automobile in the rear of the hotel police found a pistol and a slip of paper givingtheaddress of the west side house Upon finding thatit coincided with the address given by the informant they raided the place only to be informed by neighbors that three or four men had rushed into the house an hour before pulled down the shades and departed hurriedly aparently after learning of the arrest of the women The trio 13 sought for the kidnap ings of Edward G Bremer and William Hamm Jr Raid Sawyer Farm ST PAUL Sept 7 department of justice agents today swooped down on the Sawyer farm near here and took two per Ttirn to Page 3 Column 2 scrambled V 20 mile area ern Algeria during the night and drove thousands of terror stricken inhabitants into the fields Hundreds of houses in the towns of Carnot Le Attafs and Wabg P by the earth o nies were flattened shocks No Decision Made as to Reed Successor Cumrnings Asserts TROOPS LINE UP IN HEW ORLEANS Generals Huey Long and Mayor Walmsley Groom Their Forces NEW ORLEANS Sept 7 New Orleans became a huge poten tial battlefield today as Generals Huey Long and T Semmes Walnis ley took over the commands of gi gantic peacetime armies General Longs state soldiers swarmed into New Orleans by au tomobiles buses and special trains from all over the state as Walms leys military staff groomed his re inforced police manpower Pure and Peaceful Both Senator Long and Mayor Walmsley professed the great clang of arms was to insure a pure and WASHINGTON Attorney General Sept 7 Cummings said Attorney no decision has been made as to a Accessor to Harry M Reed as United States district attorney for northern Iowa Reed resigned more han a week ago E G Dunn prom inent Mason City democrat has been suggested as his successor FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday night and probably Saturday Rising tem peratures Saturday and in west and north portions Friday night MINNESOTA Fair In south increasing cloudiness in north Friday night and Saturday warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for U hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Friday 10 49 peaceful primary election on Sept LI Both have candidates in the field Kingfish Long placed his faith in the full strength of the Louisiana national guard estimated to total approximately 2000 fully armed soldiers Walmsley had 1000 regu lar police and 500 others sworn in to aid them Governor Takes Orders Gov O K Allen General Longs majordomo hopped from Baton Rouge to New Orleans at Longs beck and command Nobody guarded him and he claimed no troops He awaited the King fishs orders to declare martial law over all of New Orleans The tolling of noon brought to the shoulders of Senator Long the toga of a dictator At the stroke of the hour the numerous laws pass ed at his direction during the recent special session of the legislature be came operative Any Other Ma4 Dog BATON Sept 7 ZP D St Amannt Baton Rouge businessman today said he had wired Senator Huey P Long that he would personally kill him as he would any other mad dog if any harm befell his son a member of Baton Rouge company A of the state militia as a result of primary election mobilization STORE L TO BE ERECTED HERE FOR WARD Montgomery Ward Co Leases South Federal Avenue Site Executives of Montgomery Ward and company announced Friday ne gotiations have been completed for the leasing of at 100 106 South Federal avenue as a site for a new store The property is owned by the BagleyBeck company and is now occupied by the Coast to Coast Auto Supply company and the Model Unique cleaners and takes in all properties from First street southwest to the Palace theater building including the Crystal Lake Ice and Fuel company and other tenants A modern uptodate department of the finest in Mason be built work to start in October The new store it is planned will be opened in Feb ruary i Made Careful Survey For some time Wards real es tate experts have been surveying Mason City with the idea of pro curing a location in the heart of the business district It was finally decided that this site is one of the most logical shopping centers m town The fact that Mason City is be coming mote and more the trading center of north Iowa is therag tor which made expansion neces sary The new store will be much larger than the present one at 24 Second street northeast and will continue in operation until the new store is ready for occupancy Meanwhile the present store will continue in operation until the new structure is ready for occupancy The new store to be erected at a cost of approximately has a frontage of about 66 feet on Fed eral avenue and 165 feet on First street southwest except for the po lice station The new building will consist of two stories and a base ment as well as a devoted to merchandise Provision is to be made for an additional floor to be built later Construc tion engineers from the home office on a visit to the site revealed that this building will have the new style front and interior arrange ment which has been adopted by the company Typifies New Ward Unit The design of the front of the store is one worked out with the na tionally known firm of Graham An derson Probst and White designers of the Merchandise Mart and the Union station in Chicago and the gi pantic Pennsylvnaia station devel opment in Philadelphia as consul tant architects It is the type which characterizes all of Wards new stores The large display windows will be designed to show the mer chandise most effectively Above the main entrance will be the new Montgomery Ward and company sign consisting of light let ters on a red background In keep ing with the color scheme red and black awnings will be mounted on all windows Plan New IJghting System All floors will be lighted by a NEW BUILDING TO GO UP ON SOUTH FEDERAL AVENUE Above the conception ot the nOOOOO building to be erectecTon SoutlTFederal avenueaiirdTlrst street from the Palace the ater to the corner for Montgomery Ward and company At the left Sewell L Avery president of Montgomery Ward and company Neal Myers Tells Jurors He Loved Campus fleauty new scientific method that is a near approach to actual daylight The lighting is the result of experiments conducted by electrical engineers under the direction of Montgomery Ward and company The arrangement and type of counters will be a feature of the new store There will be no show cases Everything in the store be fore your eyes is the achievement of this new display plan All mer chandise will be plainly marked as to size and prize so that customers can make selections quickly and easily Cash registers will be installed in every department to insure prompt waiting for change To Have Complete Stock Wards new store will carry a complete line of merchandise There will be fashions and sports wear for women and children mens and boys apparel undergarments shoes and hosiery for men women and children Yard goods domestics and bedding all will be represented in attractive price range In home furnishings the now store will carry everything for the home from kitchen utensils to rugs furniture and draperies Wards own line of vacuum cleaners electric washers and electric refrigerators dura lo 1aje 3 Column 4 GOVERNMENT AID IN SALE OF ARMS Use of Women and Warships Described by Munitions Firm Head WASHINGTON Sept 7 L Driggs president of the Driggs Ordnance company told the senate munitions committee today there were instances of the state war and navy departments cooperating with American naval missions to Peru to sell American armament there The use of women and American warships in the sales of armament to foreign nations were two phases of the wide range of testimony gleaned by the committee Driggs was the witness as a ser ies of documents and letters went into the record Among other things they said that Used Entertainers Vickers Ltd English ally of the Electric Boat company used wo men entertainers in efforts to pro mote sales in Turkey An American warship stopped in Turkey in 192S to show Driggs made guns to Turkish oficials The King of England intervened Turn to Fnge 3 Column 40 Youth Takes Stand in Trial for Murder of CoEd NORMAN Okla Sept 7 Neal Myers loved Marian Mills Uni versity of Oklahoma beauty queen and was sort of engaged to marry her he told the jury trying him on a murder charge in connection with the coeds death today Calmly he related from the wit ness chair the details of their ro mance that culminated in the tragic death of the girl in the Hazel Brown duplex apartment here last July 10 He said Mrs Brown a fraternity house cook who owned the death house was a great friend of mine in whom he confided Miss Mills 19 daughter of a uni versity professor allegedly died as a result of a criminal operation Sits Rigidly in Chair Myers sat rigidly in the witness chair his hands clasped in front of lim James Rinehart El Reno attor ney for the defense began the ques tioning by bringing out that the youth was 21 years old the son of Dr and Mrs P B Myers of El Reno and a junior last year in the versity school of pharmacy He said he was working hiaway through college His duties he added were in the kitchen of the Delta Upsilon fra ternity house to which he was pledged The junior pharmacy student said he met Miss Mills the first year he attended the university Girl Was Popular She was very popular she was the queen of the engineers St Pat BONES BELIEVED THOSE OF WOMAN Portion of Skeleton Dug Up on Beach at Cleveland by Detectives CLEVELAND Sept 7 UPhA portion of a skeleton believed to be the ribs and part of the spine of the woman whose torso was found on an east side beach here Wednesday was dug up today on a beach near North Perry township park in Lake county The bones with a dead seagull nearby were found two weeks ago by Eph Hejduk handyman on a lake shore estate He notified Melvin Keener North Perry village deputy sheriff who observed that the bones probably were those of a small ani mal Hejduk buried the bones m the sifting sand but upon reading of the finding of the torso he notified James Maloney former Lake county sheriff who informed Cleveland po lice Detectives aided by Hejduk be gan searching the beach for the place where the bones were buried last night but a drizzling rain darkness and the shifting sand pre uc vented discovery until this momingl are called upon to take the field ricks day and participated in lot of activities he testified The defense developed that Myer gave the coed his fraternity pin when she went to New Mexico fo a summer vacation in 1933 tell the court what tha means here on the campus its an engagemen sort of an engagement Despite state objections a lette that Marian wrote to him from Ne Turn to Paw 3 Column Z HIGHWAY PATROL HELD ESSENTIAL White Says Competition for Control Has Prevented Move for 8 Years DES MOINES Sept 7 White Iowa state highway com mission engineer declared here to day that the creation of an Towa highway patrol force has been blocked for eight years by competi tion of state departments for Its control White was the first to appear at a two day hearing of the legisla tive interim committee headed by enator John K Valentine of Ceu erville Calls Patrol Essential Declaring that the patrol is es ential White said however that it will not be obtained until the com jeting desires of the attorney gen rals office the secretary of states ffice and the state highway com mission for control are compro mised White said he believed the high way commission would be the most efficient controlling authority He suggested that the patrol be fi nanced by an annual 25 cent driv ers license fee which he said would raise more than The highway engineer declared however that he would not oppose creation of a patrol under the new department of public safety Favors Consolidation Senator Valentine explained that GORMAN SLOAN AT CONFERENCE WITHNEWBOARD Textile Strike Leaders Urge Concentration on Weak Spots WASHINGTON Sent7 Both Francis J Gorman chairman of the textile strike committee and George A Sloan president of Cotton Textile Institute agreed tct day to meet President new textile strike board within the next six hours The conferences will mark the boards first move halt the huge strike which has kent upwards of 300000 textile mill workers away from their lobs this week Gorman was to meet the board this afternoon Sloan was to come from New York for a conferenco early this eveninc Between the two conferences the board planned to Robert Bruere chairman of he cotton textile industrial rela ions board Call for Concentration While the board was thus moving or a settlement a militantly worded order went from strike leadquarters to all officers and members of local unions calling for concentration on remaining weak spots in the textile area It informed the union ranks that we shall give the mediation board all the information we possess but we shall not budge an inch from our position that the strike must end in victory The strike committee already had asserted it would not agree to ar bitration until every mill in the in dustry closed JVsme Weak Here are the weak spots to days order said These need atten tion now Maine and Virginia Greensboro N Car is a weak spot The woolen and worsted centers of Rhode Island Danville Va and Lawrence Mass and Passaic N J move on These places must be closed before the end of this week The order appealed to all strikers to maintain tight picket lines and added On School Lunches the Brookings institution report recommended consolidation of all investigation and inspection duties of the state bureau of investigation liquor commission motor vehicle de partment agriculture department and others under a state depart ment of public safety White asserted that any highway patrol force should be free from po litical influence They the officers should not fear to arrest a senator if need be he said Again we say the moment a mill is closed keep a skeleton force on the job and transfer the main force to mills still operating The workers now at work are the only ones standing in the way of a victorious settlement Disregard All Reports The order concluded by admonish ing union members to disregard all reports that the strike was to ba called off Approximately 370000 textile workers were idle Friday an inde pendent survey showed Although some mills that had been closed opened under national guard pro tection others were closed by their owners Fridays total represents an in crease of around 10000 in the num ber of idle The estimates were based on reports from staff correspond ents and members of the Associated Press In some cases they are high er than those of employers and low er than those of union leaders Governor Threatened Gov Ibra C Blackwood of South Carolina in a statement Friday said he had received threats of death and the dynamiting of the mansion and state house because he had sent troops into the textile strike area Several hundred members of 9 union flyingsquadron besieged Turn to 3 Column i Have you a child in school Then write today for the booklet on school lunches which the Washing ton bureau of this paper has for tribution The noon lunch is one oi the most important school prob lems Right thinking depends on the right food Easy progress and easy digestion have more to do with each other than most people realize or admit Inclose 4 cents in coin to cover postage and handling Use coupon When Italy Goes to War Mussolini Will Lead His Soldiers TARANTO Italy Sept 7 Premier Mussolin declared today that he personally would march at the head of the Italian people if we Samuel Insull Trial Delayed to Oct 2 CHICAGO Sept 7 trial of Samuel Insull and 16 codefend ants for alleged mail fraud was postponed today until Oct 2 to al low new counsel for four of the ac cused to prepare their defense Fed eral Judge James H Wilkerson had originally the trial for 18 The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C I inclose 4 cents in coin care fully wrapped for the booklet School Lunches Name Street State ;