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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 20, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                LOU i HIS 11 CU ART DEPT OF 0VA DES MOINE3 IA l North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 20 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 195 Aids Garner in Presiding Watkins Is Guide to His Third Vice President By HERBERT PIAJMMER WASHINGTON May 20 tall serious young man who has Jcept two vice presidents from stubbing their toes on the tricky parliamen tary track of the senate is out to make it three in a row He is Charlie Watkins official ly the senates minute and jour nal clerk to u t that bodys par liamentarian as well Watkins kept Dawes ruling JOHN N GARNER correctly when a slip on the part of the vice pres ident might have caused him em barrassment Dawes lecture to the senate at the beginning of his term aroused the ire of a great many of the veterans Some of them would have welcomed an opportun ity to pounce on him Easy for Curtis Charles Curtis an old timer in the senate and familiar with the rules had a comparatively easy time of It Only once was he in danger of having a decision ap pealed but that came to nothing The senator protesting the ruling withdrew his complaint In Vice President Garner the senate has a presiding officer quite different from any they have had in many years Cactus Jack Is an individualist when it comes to rules especially as regards the senate That is thus far he has given that impression Different in House His long years of experience in the house where the rules are so different from those of the senate have bad tbeir effect Much of the drive the urge to get things done in a hurry is still evident 4oneln the senate GSrner attribute for so long bispartysvfloor leaderin the houseThey say that its difficult for him to assume the judicial atti tude expected of the presiding offi cer He seems unable to forget that hes in the chair and not down on the floor in the thick of things This was demonstrated many times when he was speaker When ever a question of policy was raised on the floor usually it was Garner who answered instead of the demo cratic leader Trained in Battle Although he is a recognized ex pert in parliamentary procedure his friends say that Garner isnt what one would call a student of the subject His knowledge has been acquired by observation of the workings of the rules on the floor Possessed of a good memory he never forgets a particularly adroit parliamentary maneuver But the senate is not the house And its up to Watkins to steer him alongthe correct route Held in Des Moines on Kidnap Charges DES MOTNES May 20 Costanzo 45 was being held here today for Kenosha Wis authori ties in connection with the kidnap ing and robbing of August Kisten Kenosha auto dealer in Sept 1932 Boy 5 Hurt When Car Runs Over Him MARSHALLTOWN May 20 Weber 5 was injured when one wheel of a car driven by W J Stephens 58 passed over his body Stephens said the boy darted in front of his car AUNT NET By Robert Quillen FIND MISSING NEW YORK BANKER Plan Increase in Gasoline and Income Taxes I wasnt surprised when I seen their baby Id heard both of em aay it took after the other ones folks SALES TAX CAST ASIDE AS MEANS OF RAISING FUND Oil Dealers Protest in Hearing on Industry Works Bill CopyriKht 1D33 by The Associated Press WASHINGTON May 20 Higher income and gasoline taxes to finance the public works pro gram is the present decision the house ways and means committee with a majority also planning a provision for suspension of the new levies in event of prohibition re peal As revealed today in interviews with committeemen an Impost on corporate stock dividends also will be effected toward financing the public construction employment bond issue Sessions Imminent Barring changes at the imminent sessions of the committee to draft the legislation it will be provided that this too could be cast out the window if and when the required 36 states ratify repeal There has been talk of March 15 next year figuring in the decision that being the first day payment of the projected new income tax rate Antiprohibition house members in their private discussions have dwelt much President Roose velts Wednesday to con gress In whicbjhe advocated provi sion for abandoning the new taxes upon repeal of the amendment and the Volstead act Ijquor Revenue Laws The preprohibition revenue laws would then automatically go into effect he pointed out and yield enough wholly to eliminate these temporary reemployment taxes In view of this it appears likely either that a formidable congres sional group will press for auto matic dropping of the taxes under such conditions or to empower the administration to nullify them The sales tax has been thrust aside and it was disclosed today by interviews with both republican and democratic committee members that in the absence of direct word from President Roosevelt no effort would be made to write that con troversial form of taxation into the measure Conclude Hcarinps A total of 5220000000 annually is needed to pay the costs of the bond issue which will be used to fi nance a stupendous construction program to create employment The committee was ready today to end public hearings and spend the weekend in drafting the taxa tion of the bill which leaders said would be reported by Tuesday at least for house action The oil industry protested against the proposed increase In the federal gasoline tax today to the house committee as hearings were resum ed Taxes Too Heavy Fayettc P Dow of Washington representing the American petro leum institute the National Petro leum association and numerous other branches of the oil industry said already annually was collected from gasoline and as sociated industries such as motor vehicles He said the proposed increase of threefourths a cent a gallon would within five years pay for the alloted for highway construction We have felt that the most equitable tax was a sales tax spread over all industries Dow said and advocated that the federal govern ment collect all gasoline taxes and split it up among tile states to make it uniform More Than Cost He said that state and federal taxes In some sections of the United States were 240 per cent of the cost of wholesale gasoline Opposition to a sales tax and in creased gasoline taxes were regis tered with the ways and means committee by representatives of farm organizations after the rep resentatives of the oil and automo tive Industry had supported the sales levy Chester H Gray representing the American Farm Bureau federation recommended increased normal in come tax rates heavier corporate income and estate taxes and the lowering of exemptions for married Xnrn lo Pare 2 Column 4 FIGHTS OFF POISON Determined to live and marry her fiance Albert Stephens whom she came to visit In De troit Agnes Remsik 22 year old Chicago girl lias been battling for her lile in a De troit hospital as the result of poison tablets she took by mis take at the home of a friend The poison has been identified as a slowacting lethal drug which IB nearly always fatal SCHRAM MURDER CASE DISMISSED Garner Trial Closes With Attorneys Claim of Jeopardy GARNER May Jo seph J Clark late Friday evening dismissed the murder charge against Gus Schram bringing to an abrupt close one of the most sensational criminal actions in the local courts for years The dismissal came on the eve of what was to have been the second trial of the case m which Schram was charged with the murder of Leo Brockman 6 who was burned to death at Hayfield last June A former jury on the case had dis agreed Dismissal of the case came after Judge Clark had sustained the plea of former jeopardy made by Attor ney L A Moe of Mason City who argued the old constitutional right that no man can be punished more than once for the same crime Schram at the time of the trial was serving an indeterminate sentence of not to exceed 20 years in the state penitentiary for arson Attorney Moc maintained that the crime of arson was a part of the murder and cited a 100 year old New Jersey supreme court decision to support his case This was the only case to the point on the matter that could be found and is believed to be the only decision on the question in the United States and on the strength of this Judge Clark sustained the defense plea Attorney Prank Senneff special prosecutor in the case filed a de murrer and argued that the of fenses were separate and that the state had a right to prosecute the cose The state is expectd to ap peal the case and give the Iowa su preme court an opportunity to pass on the question Japan Acknowledges Roosevelts Appeal TOKIO May 20 Hirohito today dispatched a brief personal message to President Roosevelt acknowledging the lat ters world wide peace appeal BUREAU SURVEY REPORTS GAIN IN UNG TRADE Wholesale Price Rise Also Noted by Labor Department WASHINGTON May 20 sharp upward movement in building construction activity and a rise in wholesale prices were reported to day by the labor department This news followed reports of re viving business and a slight in crease in employment which came during the week from Secretaries Woodin and Perkins and the advis ory council of the federal reserve board The labor departments survey was based on April 15 figures At the same time a decrease of one tenth of one per cent in retail food prices was shown Construction Shows Gain Indicated expeditures for building construction during the month ended April 15 based on reports from 778 cities were 212 per cent higher than on March 15 The 1933 increase of April over March was greater than the in creases shown in comparing these months in any of the previous three years the department said Com paring April 1933 with March 1933 there was an increase of 294 per cent in the number and an In crease pf 103 per cent in the esti mated cost of new residentialbuild ings New nonresidential buildings increased 447 per cent in number and 434 per cent in indicated ex penditures Comparing 352 identical cities the report said there was a decrease of 412 per cent in the number of new residential buildings and a decrease of 322 per cent in the number of nonresidential construction during the year Commodity Index Up The various agencies of the fed eral government awarded contracts during April for buildings to cost an increase of nearly 500000 as compared with March but more than 57000000 less than in April 1932 The index number of wholesale commodity prices showed an in crease from March to April the sec ond successive advance in recent months and the first in the month ly index between the two months since 1928 This index which in cluded 784 commodities weighted according to importance and based on the average prices for the year 1926 as 100 averaged 604 for April against 602 for March and 655 in April of last year An even further gain was shown in the latest weekly report The in dex on May 13 stood at 623 as compared with 619 on May 9 The retail index showed an average de crease of about onetenth of one per cent on April 15 as compared with a month previous and an average decrease of about 12 per cent since April 1932 YOUNGEST LADYBIRD MAY 22 PROCLAIMED AS MARITIME DAY FOR UNITED STATES WASHINGTON May 22 President Roosevelt today issued a proclamation designating May 22 of each year as National Marl time day In issuing the proclama tion the president called attention that on May 22 1819 The Savan nah left Savannah Ga on the first successful transoceanic voy age under steam propulsion Dies of Heart Attack DES MOINES May 20 H Bill Heywood 60 city asses sor and an employe of the city since 1924 died of a heart attack at his home Last Work of Inventor Is Success Kills Him CHICAGO May 20 C Goodridges last invention clicked It killed him For years he had worked on in ventions apparently without much success Yesterday his body was found in his apartment On a table beside him lay dozens of appliances that his inventive skill had pro duced In another room was his final in vention For lack of better name the police called it a death ma chine It consisted of five bottles containing various chemicals and in which Dr Thomas L Dwyer coro ners physician said the inventor had concocted a form of deadly gas A long narrow hose from the death machine to a couch on which the Inventors body was found PRESIDENT ASKS EGISLATION ON Although she has been flying since she was 13 it was only on reaching her sixteenth birth day recently that Miss Iretto Bell Glcndnlc Cnl wns per mitted to make a solo flight for her pilots license Miss Bell who aviation officials say IB one of the best mechanics in the country la here Btrattt as she started off on her first solo trip Asks What US Intends to Do in Case War Comes Former Swiss Presidents Question Made Before Arms Meet GENEVA May 20 question of what the United States will do when there is a threat of war or when there is war itself was put before the world disarmament conference today by Dr Guiseppe Motta former president of Switz erland The truth is he declared that there must be a solidarity of all continents I wish I hope and I expect that the United States will bring us the liberating word Tribute to Message Dr Motta after paying tribute to President Roosevelts world mes sage as the delegates of Holland Finland and Denmark had done said the conference was enxiously awaiting to know to what extent the United States would participate in a consultative pact which woulc reinforce the Kellogg pact We want to know he said if that great nation is ready to take appropriate measures if in the eveni of a conflict it becomes necessary to define the aggressor nation anc consider what measures would be suitable to put an end to aggres sion Letters of Fire It if written in letters of fire across history that the solution o our difficulties can only be found in solidarity The conference desire to know American Intentions as voiced bj Dr Motta was not satisfied The American delegfttion post poned the presentation of its views and Norman H Davis America amhassadoratlarge spent the da at his hotel preparing a speech t tie delivered early next week The impression prevailed that th United States would advocate rigid international supervision of arma ments and might announce readi ness not to insist on the rights o neutrality in the event of war Loadings of Revenue Freight During Week Increase Over 1932 WASHINGTON May 20 Pi Loadings of revenue freight report ed today by the railroads of th country to the American Railway association for the week ended Ma 13 showed an increase over th previous year for the first time 1 several years etter to Garner and Rainey Sees Need of Quick Action WASHINGTON May 20 resident Roosevelt today request d immediate congressional consid ration of oil control legislation In a letter to Vice President Jarner and Speaker Rainey he also iuggcsted that tile legislation be nade a part of the pending Indus rial supervision bill in order to ave time The bill introduced yesterday by Representative Marland D Okla vould seek to lift up the industry jy authorizing Secretary lekes for wo years to fix prices hours of abor and wages as well as limit production to demand The presidents text follows Situation Serious As the congress is doubtless iware a serious situation confronts the oil producing industry Because oil taken from the round is a natural resource which once used be replaced it is of interest to the nation that its production should be under reason able control for the best Interests of the present and future genera lions My administration for man weeks hasbeen in conference wit the governors of the oil producin states and with component parts of the Industry but It seems diffi cult if not impossible to bringor der out of chaos only by state ac tlon In fact this is recognized b most of the governors concerned Demand for Laws There is a widespread demani for federal legislation May I request that this subject be given immediate attention b the appropriate committee or com mittees The secretary of the interior stands ready to present any infor mation or data desired May I suggest further that in order to save the time of the spe cial session it might be possible to incorporate action relating to the oil industry with whatever action the congress decides to take in re gard to other other words that consideration should be given at the same time that notion is taken on the bills already intro duced and now pending In commit tee Milking Cow Sets Stanley Back 2 Bucks Aviation Observes 6th Birthday of Flight by Lindbergh CHICAGO May 20 Harry Hopkins Iowa Native Confirmed as Relief Administrator WASHINGTON May 20 Harry L Hopkins of New York was confirmed by the senate today as federal emergency relief adminis trator Hopkins now New York state re lief administrator will have super vision over the 5500000000 fum for direct grants to the states Hopkins is a native lovvan and was graduated from GrinneU col lege in 19J2 Cedar Rapids Youth Wins Poetry Contes CHICAGO May 20 Harriett Monroe publisher o Poetry magazine announced tha Paul Englc of Cedar Rapids ha won the poetry contest conductec by the magazine Engle recently re ceived a Rhodes scholarship Another Satisfied Advertiser Mrs L E Russell 1311 South Delaware avenue inserted a classified ad in the For rent apartments column of the Globe Gazette and received over 20 calls from prospective renters I am always satisfied with the results I receive when advertis ing in the wantntl section of the GlobeGazette Mrs Russell re ported Mrs Rusisell is one of the many successful advertisers who daily secure big results from Classi fied ads Phone Your Ad to Us Today Phone 3800 he country boy comes to the big ity perhaps it would be just as ell if he forgot all about the farm But Stanley Janseki 35 said in ffect he just couldnt forget so he vent to the stockyards where he ound an amiable cow he was bout to milk when seised by a vatchman I meant no harm he told a idge I just wanted to see if I ould still millt a cow For which the court fined him 2 IlEMEMBEK NEW is an import int day in aviation Just six years igo a lad then known as Slim lew away from Roosevelt field to and In Paris a few hours later and let the whole world mad with ex itement Colonel Lindbergh planned 10 special celebration for the ust work as usual BRUTUS IS CAUGHT a lion an swered the call the wild by abandoning the motorcycle sideca he is supposed to ride around in a the worlds fairgrounds He was tin ally recaptured after a hunt b guards firemen and policemen wh found him bowered beneath th of a motordome with hi tail between his legs TEMPER CONTROL Roberts arrcs ed on charges of assaulting a lad acquaintance with a razor dis plajed the aroun around again and again with long length of twine Its this way judge he said when I get mad I whips out thi this here string Is al around it and by the time I gets it unwrapped my anger has coolec off He was fined BOOSEVELT AND SPHAGUE CONFER Financial Advisor to Bank of England Introduced by Woodin WASHINGTON May 20 JV President Roosevelt and O M W Sprague financial advisor to the Bank of England were brought to gether today by Secretary Woodin In a conference to which signifi cance was attached immediately in view of international efforts under way toward currency stabilization Whilo there Is hope of bringing this about as early as possible some doubt was expressed in offi cial quarters that this might be at tained before convening of the world economic conference on June 32 Nevertheless a concerted effor is in progress to achieve this stabil ization at the earliest date It appeared that Mr Spragu was consideringthis problem with the administration although hi visit to the white house was de scribed merely as one to pay re spects Meanwhile Dr Hans Luther th German ambassador reiterated t Secretary Hull the German favo for the Roosevelt plan for univer sal nonaggression agreement an assured the secretary of state tha Germany stands willing to compl with the MacDonald disarmamen plan in the same degree that othe major powers comply Milk Pool Head Says Farmers Have Better Way Than to Strike SHIOCTON Wis May 20 Walter M Singler president of th Wisconsin cooperative milk poo who was missing in the closing days of the milk strike returned t his farm home here this morning To the Associated Press he said The farmers have learned a bet ter way than the strike Then he disclosed a plan of th milk pool to set up its own foo products manufacturing plants an develop a distributing agency whic will make direct contact with cit consumers HARRIMAN GIVES ANOTHER NAME LAMED DEATH ormer Bank Chairman Scheduled to Go on Trial Monday ROSLYN May ZO Hariman indicted banker who sappeared from a New York City inltarium yesterday was located ere today in a hotel where indica ons were found that he had ln nded to commit suicide Harriman former chairman of the arrlman National bank and Trust ompany who Is scheduled for trial n Monday for alleged large ftilsifi atlons in the accounts of his bank as found in the Old Orchard Inn here he was registered homns of New York He was In bed when Inspector Harold King of the Nassau county olicc entered He denied he was arrimnn but identification was lade by Initials on his clothes and n his hatband and by a note found n the floor listing the names of is relatives and his lawyer and iking that they be informed Note Indicates Suicide King described the note as indi ating suicidal intent Are you Mr Harriman King asked as he entered the room and ound Mr Thomas in bed with mly his outer clothes removed No the man said I am A T Thomas of Louisville Ky Youre not Joaepti W Harriman of New York Then King went through the maixB clothes and found several marked witlrvth6 initials J W H which were alao stamped into the Sweatband of the hat Why did you come here King asked Son Killed There My son died around here some time ago the man replied Harrimans omy son Alan was killed near here in 1928 in an au tomobile accident and is buried at nearby Locust Valley Inspector King learned from em ployes of the hotel that Harrjman irrived here in a New York taxicab nst evening after making a stop irst in Locust Valley The ceme ery there was guarded all night by police who knew that Harriman had nourned his son deeply and who eared he might go to the grave to ake his own life Arriving at Roslyn Harriman reg stered and then went to a drug tore where he bought cigarets and leadache and stomach remedies After King completed his investi ation in the hotel room today he sked Harriman to get up and Iress Stuyed la Bed I dont feel like dressing yet Harriman replied My stomach is upset Thats why Im In bed As soon as king was convinced hat Thomas was Harriman he elephoned relatives in New York iiirt asked them to hurry here Pend ng their arrival he said he had made no plans as to what might be lone with Harriman He described him as seeming to be in a mental daze but other wise all right He said Harrimans attitude even when he was insist that he was not himself was friendly and he gave the impres sion of a man desirous to help out in any way he could IOWA WEATHER Tartly cloudy cooler In the east and south portion Satur day night Sunday generally fair LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 83 Minimum in Night fi7 At 8 A M 01 Mays total precipitation In Mason City was brought to 338 inches by the heavy downpour Friday night On 13 of the first 20 days there has been measurable precipitation WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO May 20 outlook for the week beginning Monday May 22 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains Generally fair with moderate tem perature beginning probably fol lowed by occasional showers warmer over northern and central sections middle ol week   

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