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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 1, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                OF DCS MOIKES North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home xxxix NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 1 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS 8KCT1ON ONE NO 205 Opponent of Sales Levy Doughton Aroused by Attempts to Include It By HERBERT PUDMMEK ASHINGTON June 1 Iff When the house waya and means committee in the last congress re ported out the sales tax in an effort to balance s the budget one high ranking democrat on the committee voted no and reserved for himself the right to fight the tax on the floor of the house That was Rob ert L Doughton of North Caro lina What the tali bald and se rious North Carolinian did to the sales tax in that congress is now history Allied with LaGuardia of New York be led the fight that threw the house In open revolt and crushed the proposed sales tax Doughton is now chairman of the ways and means committee and once again he has thrown the weight of his influence against this kind of a tax Led by him the ways and means committee refused the sales tax as the means of raising the necessary revenue to finance President Roosevelts industrial re covery bill Battling lor It Some believed at first that such a levy would be made While the president left It up to the leaders in congress to raise the money there were those who thought he looked with favor on the sales tax as the best method Gossip has it that Doughton went straight to the president with his opposition and won his case Cer fainly the way he whipped his com mittee in shape and the speed with Whiph atax raising plan of its own t was agreed upon sets something experisace ia Impress Ing everybody 611 capital hill thes days by manner in which he conducts his the most powerful In the house A good example of this occurred at another time while the indus trial recovery bill was before the ways and means committee A de termined effort WOE made to include in the bill the oil industry regula tion plan He Hadnt Heard Doughton was opposed because he thought it would delay the mea sure Secretary Ickes of the in terior department and Represen tative Marland of Oklahoma went to him personally in an effort to change his mind They called him off the floor of the house to argue with him Doughton was adamant They told him that President Roosevelt want ed the plan included He hasnt communicated the fact to me Doughton replied They urged him to call the presi dent himself and ask him about it Doughton refused and said if Presi dent Roosevelt felt that way about it he must get in touch with him I positively will not delay this bill with the oil bill or anything else he said without direct word from President Roosevelt from his own mouth Police Detail Guards Chicago Mayors Home CHICAGO June 1 John Hogan of the police depart ment todaysaid that the detail of three patrolmen at the home of Mayor Edward J Kelly had been increased to a number able to cope with any situation that might threaten the safety of the mayor his family The officer would not discuss a report that his action was caused by labor troubles with in the ranks of city workers AUNT NET By Robert Quillen I could tiell Joe to make his wife stop naggin at him for money all the time He could try givin her some REVEAL DETAILS OF PARTNERSHIP Martial Law Declared in Bismarck Labor Fight MOREPAY ASKED BYMENWORK1NG ON NEW CAPITOL North Dakota Governor Acts as Negotiations Continue BISMARCK N Dak June 1 UP law was declared today by Gov William Langer at the site of the new capitol building as nego tiations went forward with the con tractors to effect a compromise with striking common laborers The governors declaration came after a long conference failed to settle the strike which began May 16 About 150 workers resumed picketing today aa a truce agreed to last week expired There was some disorder last week H A Brocopp acting state ad jutant general mobilized 50 men who went to the building area at noon Two national guard com panies at Dickinson and James town were ordered to be ready for call Representatives of the strikers who asked an increase to 50 cents an hour from 30 and more regular hours said they expected a com promise in time for resumption of work tomorrow The Lundoff Bicknell company of Chicago holds the genera contract for the 000 structure v PCPKEN GIVEN 6 MONTH TERM Pleads Guilty to Charge of Assault in Attack on Judge Bradley LE MARS June 1 guilty late yesterday to a charge of assault in the Sioux county court at Orange City Richard Popken was sentenced to serve six months in the Plymouth county jail by Judge Earl Peters Popkens arrest was made in connection with the assault on Judge C C Bradley of Le Mars several weeks ago Following his being sentenced at Orange City Popken came to Plymouth county court here and pleaded guilty to a charge of obstructing legal proceed ure A sentence of one year in the state penitentiary was suspended Popken began serving his six months term late yesterday Judge Peters has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Henry Lang a farmer near Le Mars charging him with assault and ob struction of legal proceedure Officials still are seeking Morris Cope Ed Casper and O A Mitch ell in connection wtih the attack on Judge Bradley Popken previously had pleaded not guilty and elected to stand trial although six of his alleged associates placed themselves at the mercy of the court and received sentences of from one to six months in jail Two Boys Drown at Sioux City Bodies Discovered in River SIOUX CITY June 1 bodies of Dan OBrien aged 9 and Kenneth Tweet aged 10 were found in the Ployd river yesterday When the boys failed to return home from play yesterday evening their parents notified the police Po lice found an overturned boat in the Floyd river Discovery of the bodies followed several hours later Cuban Solon Slain in Havana Senate Hall HAVANA June 1 sentative Oscar Montalvo was killed today in a gunfight in the confer ence hall of the Cuban senate which police said grew out of political differences between him and Rep resentative Mario Cuellar New Taxes Levied or Old Ones Raised in 35 States Additional Revenue Exceed Quarter of Wilt Rogers Billion in Year NEW YORK June 1 five state legislatures met this year 35 of them imposed new taxes or substantially increased old ones The additional taxes will exceed a quarter of a billion dollars in one year Eleven of the legislatures though debating new taxes either failed to impose any or had their actions nul lified by the courts Eight relied only upon beer and wine for new revenue State Income Taxes Seven states adopted income taxes for the first time seven others rais ed existing taxes on income A total of 20 states now have this form of taxation Three states levied on gross in comes Sis adopted taxes on retail sales Twentyone legalized beer and wine and imposed taxes upon both Defeat Sales Levies Two states defeated sales tax proposals and the courts of two others voided sales tax laws Two rejected income tax proposals Some of the other objects of fresh taxation were Stores chain stores foreign securities oleomargerine made from imported oils intangi bles building and loan companies banks parimutuel race betting corporations telephones gross in surance oil gasoline inheritances gross receipts of power companies cigarets pipe lines and classified business Extra Yield Expected New tajjes and expectedr addltjon al annual yield in various states foi low y and wine not esti mated Three per cent sales tax held unconstitutional and wine not esti mated Others reduced approximate ly a year Graduated Income THY rate gradu ated from 1 per cent on 1000 to per cent on 5 per cent above 10000 single persons ex empt 51200 heads of families 000 dependents each corpora tion rate the same with 1000 ex emption to 55000000 Chain stores and gross sales 500000 to 52000000 new taxes Has existing income tax law Sales tax killed in senate committee not estimated Occupation tax on property and credits used by foreign corpora tions not estimated Defeated in come sales chain store tobacco and stock sales Levy Sales Tax North 2 per cent on personal property and profession al services 1 per cent on specific items includes tax of 1 per cent on gross income of wholesalers shaded to ij of 1 per cent on wholesale meat bakery gasoline soft drink and tire dealers 54000000 In come tax South Income 1 per cent on wages up to per cent on to 2 per cent on or more y of 1 per cent on manufacturers and whole salers of 1 per cent on livestock production Washington Post Is Sold for WASHINGTON June 1 Washington Post was sold at public auction today for to George E Hamilton a Washington attorney who declined to make public whom he represented Boone City Council Cuts Property Levy BOONE June 1 to demands of citizens the Boone city council today reduced the tax levy on valuations of residence proper ties 30 per cent KENNETH BUCK IN CELL AGAIN Tickled Pink to Be Back After Three Days in Insane Hospital BARNSTABLE Mass June 1 Buck accused of kid naping was back in a jail cell today after three days at the Brldgewat er hospital for the criminal insane When he grew violent in his cell last Sunday he was taken to the hospital for observation Physicians ruled him sane Buck who is accus ed of kidnaping 10 year old Peggy McMath for ransom was described as tickled pink to get back The girl was after three days captivity in a musty eel BEVERLY HILLS Cal June Roosevelt has been for six weeks trying to find a re publican He wanted to put him on the economic conference and send him to London Well he finally located one Senator Jim Couzens of Detroit and he only admitted to being one just to get the trip I tell you it takes bribery to get a fellow to write republican after his name nowa days Well they are leaving with high hopes And it would be wonderful if they could do some thing beside just seeing the king when he delivers his address Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1033 McNnught Syndicate Bandits Sought for Hanlontown Torture Robbery Haldor Methus 76 Year Old Bachelor Farmer Will Recover HANLONTOWN June dor Melus 76 hobbled p vvuutiy uuQDiea abputTheiarm ofhis nephew T O Rye preferring to be up than to suffer in bed from the large surface burns received Tuesday night when two bandits robbed him and placed him on a stove Mean while officers in Worth and Cerro Gordo counties investigated to find clews in attempts to arrest the two who tortured the aged man Methus a bachelor who lived alone in an old fashioned house of three stories on a farm two miles west of town recounted the har rowing experience he suffered at the hands of bandits who thought he had money hidden in his house It was nearly 18 hours before he re leased himself from tils bonds and was able to get help About 52350 was taken from the aged man Accordingto Methus about dusk Tuesday a man came to the wind mill and asked for a drink of wa ter This the old man gave him Then the man asked him for some bread The old man agreed to give him this and went to the house entering by a door which had been ocked Struck Over Head After he unlocked the door two men started hittinghim over the head with a revolver Three gashes were cut in the old mans head The bandits demanded money and Methus gave them 50 cents from a small purse which he carried Thats not enough We want more one of the bandits said If you dont give us more well kill you Then the bandits started to take off Methus clothes A wallet fell out of his pocket The bandits found about 523 in cash and bank deposit slips in the wallet Thats not enough repeated and Methus was bound hand and foot Body Is Blistered Then the bandits built a fire in a stove and after It became hot put Methus on it His hands and body were blistered by the heat but Methus still Insisted he had no more money in the house Then the bandits took Methus to tlie windmill and said they were go ing to hang him They put a rope around his neck and started to pull him up AH right Im ready to die Methus said he told them hopeless in his attempt to make the bandits believe he had no money House Is Kansnckecl Then the bandits took Methus down and carried him to the house while they began ransacking his home for money The basement of the house has the kitchen and liv ing room The bandits went to the second floor and emptied out sacks of timothy seed They also looked for money in some aluminumwnre which Methus had stored and which had never been used Then they went to the third floor where some walnuts wore stored and searched there and through old furniture After the bandits had ransacked the house during which Methus tried to free himself they expressed disappointment with him and said they would get even with him Tuu Co raft B Column 1 SET UP 2 CAMPS INNEWYORKFOR JOBLESS WOMEN Mrs Roosevelt and Miss Perkins Give Plans of Experiment WASHINGTON June 1 Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt and Secretary Frances Perkins today jointly announced the establishment of two experimental camps for un employed women in New York state Financed by the federal fund for emergency relief in cooperation with the state of New York the womans camp may prove an ex ample for the rest of the states in unemployment relief Only Single Women Only unmarried unattached wo men without jobs are being recruit ed for the camps Miss Perkins and Mrs Roosevelt emphasized No wo men are being taken from their homes The project resulted from Mrs Roosevelts suggestion that some form of camp life for women sim ilar to the reforestation work for men might be found However the camps are entirely divorced from reforestation funds and from the reforestation camp system Near Each Other The announcement of the first working camp for women now being sat up at Bear Mountain N Y was made at a press con ference in the white house The other is to be nearby Miss Perkins said the New York camps were not to be on a wage basis but that such arrangement might eventually be worked out if some product could be found that would not be in competition with regular labor HOPKINS GALLED TO CONFERENCE Mulock Named by Governor to Help Organize Plan of Public Works P F Hopkins 419 First street southeast left for DOS Moines Thursday morning where he was called by Gov Clyde Herring to act as a representative of this congres sional district at a conference called to discuss the states public works program as authorized in the bill now before congress The bill has been passed by the house but has not been passed by the senate Mr Hopkins received notification of his appointment as a representa tive of this district late Wednesday afternoon IMuloek Nnmcd Clilef Governor Herring at the meet ing apoplntcd E H Mulock of Des Moines to be his representative to organize a state program of public work Mulock and a state committee to be appointed will work out de the bandit I ais of the program of administer ing the 30 million to 100 million dollars Iowa is expected to receive under the national public works bill The bill has passed the house and is pending in the senate Third of Totnl The first division of the expected allotment will be 30 per cent of the total Governor Herring said This sum will be an outright federal grant under provisions of the bill The remaining 70 per cent will be available as a loan for which the state must pledge security Work to be undertaken includes construction of buildings bridges water plants municipal sewage dis posal plants flood control and mu nicipal street improvements Representatives of each congres sional district met with the gov ernor today mapping a tentative program in every section of the state Gandhi Recovering in Spite of Lost Weight POONA India June 1 though the three weeks fast he completed Monday brought his weight down to pounds the Mahatma Gandhi was said today to berecovering satisfactorily Gandhi now is permitted to have boiled vegetables fruit juice honey and water SHERWOOD EXPLAINS IIUSSELL T SHERWOOD WAS LOYAL TO MAYOR WALKER Sherwood Explains Why He Disappeared Denies He Was Agent HOBOKEN N J June 1 RussellT Sherwood said in an in terview today that he disappeared 21 months affo during the investi gation of the administration of Mayor James J Walker because of loyaity and respect for WoJkcr He denied however that he was ever the agent of Walker who re signed during the investigation Why did you go away he was asked at an interview arranged by Collector of Internal Revenue Wil liam Duggan of New York It was a voluntary act on my he said undertaken by rea son of my close association with Mayor Walker went away so as not to interfere with matters which I considered his own affairs Sherwoods home in Suffern N Y was long ago seized to satis fy in part a 530000 fine for con tempt of court in failing to obey a subpoena to appear before the Hof stadter committee of investigation Findley Recovering After Shooting Self in Leg Accidentally DES MOINES June 1 Park A Findley chief of the state bureau of criminal investigation was re covering today in a hospital nfter shooting himself accidentally in the left leg The accident occurred when he was going downstairs to the basement of his home A re volver carried in his belt was dis charged inflicting a flesh wound His condition is not serious Woman Cuts Throats of Her 3 Children and Commits Suicide SPRINGFIELD N H June 1 Walter C Gardner wife of a prominent lumber dealer slash ed the threats of her three child ren as they slept late last night and then committeed suicide in their home here The bodies of the children were discovered by the husband who found Mrs Gardner dying The children were Edith 11 Nathaniel 8 and Walter Jr 10 months Mrs Gardner was 42 Delays Again Intervene in Senate Work Hope to Finish Action Upon Independent Offices Bill BULLETIN WASHINGTON June 1 Guy T Holverliig of Kau Bas today confirmed by tlie nenate ns commissioner of internal revenue over the oppo sition of republican members WASHINGTON June 1 Again today delays intervened In the senate to threaten chances of sarly adjournment but committees were piling up such a mass of ready legislation ns to hold out some hope that two weeks more may see con jress closed Half of the senates day was given o discussing thecontroverted nom nation of Guy T Helvering of Kan sas to be commissioner of internal revenue but after the 3 oclock agreed upon previously the eaders hoped to complete action on he independent offices appropria tion bill despite many amendments Jut forward to increase its cxpendl for veterans Will Consider Others Waiting to be taken up next were the home mortgage relief bill and the resolution cancelling the gold clause in public and private con tracts while the finance committee promised to bring in the public worksindustrial control and taxa tion bill for action on Monday AU have been passed by the house al are awaited by the president The house set aside today foi passingthe meaa uro to create a federal employment system to cooperate with the states the same bill that formei President Hoover vetoed The senate railroad reorganization bill containing the labor retention amendment was formally reported to the house today by its interstate commerce committee The committee reported the meas ure after Chairman Rayburn D Texas said it met with the approv al of the administration Yesterday the house had sent to the senate an administration bill to supply funds for the newly created farm credit administration Vote Increase for Vets The senate had split its time be tween the appropriation bill and nominations It confirmed Brig Gen James F McKinley as army adjutant general and bickered ex tensively over the qualifications of Guy Helvering because he had been nn income tax lawyer in Washing ton several years ago On the veterans funds it voted 51000000 increase in expenditures for hospitals so as to make the facilities available to disabled ex soldiers who cannot prove their ail ments are of service origin Important achievement yester day was a conference agreement on the gasoline elertririty tax bill There had been a deadlock of weeks over the 3 per cent electric tax In thn end the senates managers agreed to the house plan to trans fer this to the power companies The change will take effect Sept 1 nncl meantime thte electric concerns may try to get their rates raised so ag to pass the load to the con sumer anyhow Output of Electric Power Showing Gain NEW YORK June 1 tric power output for the week end ed May 27 was 48 per cent greater than in the same week last year marking the largest gain over the previous year since the week ended Feb 1 1930 It was also the fourth consecutive Increase over the 1332 period lotvan Drouns at Add ADEL June 1 JP Howard Gray 24 drowned in the Raccoon river when he stepped in a deep hole His body was recovered a short time later MORGANS WORD FINAL IF REST OF PARTNERS SPLIT Supreme Court Justice Named on New List of Clients WASHINGTON June 1 ong guarded partnership agree ment of J P Morgan company vas made public in part today by ennte investigators The agreement formally revealed or the first time the arrangement inder which the 20 partners of the treat banking house operate It was drawn up March 31 1916 Lfter the death of the elder J p vtorgan His son now in his middle lixtles was present whenupon re sumption of the investigation this ifternoon the agreement Was put nto the record under auspices of Terdinand Pecora counsel for the lommittee His Decision Final It disclosed that in case of a dif ence or dispute between members he decision of J p Morgan senior mrtner shall be final The partnership may be dissolved it any time by Morgan provided lartners representing a majority in erest in porfits shall consent to it Any partner may withdraw on 3 months notice The power is vested in Morgan to ompel any partner to withdraw and at once and the amount due him can be fixed by the senior partner J P No transaction can be made which is objected to by any mem ber of the partnership Lose Flrm Name In case there no descendantof the use of the firm name PI REPORT 8 DEAD IN PLANE CRASH Army Bomber and Observa tion Airplane Collide in Midair MARCH FIELD RIVERSIDE Cal June 1 re ports received here today said that eight men were killed in midair col lision of two army air corps planes above Cajon Pass in the mountains to the east of San Bernardino A second report from San Bernar dino was to the effect that two planes carrying seven men collided killing three of them The report to the army air base here said one craft was a bomber carrying seven men and the other an observation plane with a pilot The bomber was cnroute to San Francisco and the other plane to Las Vegas both dispatched out of March field The weather was foggy over the mountain MORGAN AND MIDGET WASHINGTON June 1 The senate banking committee warned newspaper photographers today that if any pictures taken of J P Morgan today with a cir cus midget were used they would be excluded from future hearings A circus press agent placed the midget on Morgans lap for photographers while he was waiting for an executive session of tlie committee to break up The incident was reported to the committee and it sent word out the pictures must not be used Morgan and company ahull cease iftcr 15 years from such time un css before the expiration of such 15 years there should again bo such a lineal descendant of J P Morgan n the partnership The articles were made public over the objection of John W Davis as counsel for Morgan at a closed session of me committee in he morning It was decided then that only the names of the partners and their ercentiges of interest in the firm would be withheld Prom within he committee word was given that there were no secret partners New Client List A new list of selected clients to day included the names of Owen J Xoberts now associate justice of he supreme court and W W At terbury president of the Pennsyl vania railroad The transaction involved took place before Roberts was appointed to the court The latest list the fourth present ed was of persons sold 82000 units of stock in the United Corporation Utilities Stock Holding January 1020 at each although the price almost at once on the public market was 99 Pennsylvania Judges This list dealt with clients who purchased through Drexcl and com pany Morgan affiliate and includ Turn In Ingr fi CoJumn 3 IOWA WEATHER Generally fair slightly uurmcr Thursday except In extreme west nnd extreme south Friday portly rtoudy tlmndershowers nnd cooler In northwest nnd central ptfrtlons LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 13 Minimum In Night ftS At 8 A M 10   

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