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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 18, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                OF ART IOWA North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOiVTli IOWANS NEIGHBORS1 OME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 18 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 87 Huey Off to Shaky Start Just Misses Being Hurt Mrs Kemp Denied Seat By HERBEUT PLUMMEIt ASHINGTON Jan 18 first few days of the present con gress were any thing but auspic ious ones for Louisianas fiery P Long In the first place on the opening day he barely escaped being hit by the electric car on the senates short line railway the trans portatlon system main tained by the government to haul senators from their offices in the subway to the capitol Nimble footwork on the Tart of the Kingfish saved him from possible injury but the re sourcefulness of his vocabulary was heavily taxed On the same day the house of representatives refused to seat Mrs Bolivar Kemp the candidate spon sored by Long to represent the sixth Louisiana district In the present session pending an investigation by its elections committee Politicians regard the houses ac tion as a definite setback for Mrs Kemp She came armed with creden tials signed by the governor of Louisiana J Y Sanders Jr her opponent did not Theyre on on equal footing now The one presenting the best case before the committee probably will be declared the winner IIUBXS MACHINE Incidentally this election con teat promises to review once more for the benefit of the public the workings of the Long political ma chine in Louisiana The senate has Inquired Into the subject at great length One of the jfnrist colojlill investlgatlonaVof its into byerton anotherLong The end of that is notyet in sight has intimated he intends to keep hands off in the KempSan ders row Mrs Kemp staunchly denies she was a Long candidate in the congressional race last Decem ber Be that as it may the Long Migle seems certain to play on im portant part in the committees in vestigation It hardly could be any other way WELLES BACK AT DESK Sumner Welles onetime ambas sador to Cuba who was at times a hero and at times akin to the re verse in the eyes of the Cuban peo ple is back at his desk in Washing ton as assistant secretary of state Wfes unhappy experiences in Ciibn mined up by a prominent Cub in a recent issue of the LaJlnAmerican Digest voices speak in his favor writes Horteusia Lamar WELLES Yours has been the fate of all redeemers As a rewart for the good you have done us we have given you gall and vinegar JOSETHDEVUN OF IRELAND DIES One of Leading Politicians of Country for More Than 30 Years BELFAST Ireland Jan 18 Joseph Devlin veteran nationalist leader of Ireland died here early today He was 62 years old Known as the Irish Demosthe nes Devlin was one of the fore most Irish politicians for more than 30 years He died peacefully at oclock after a long illness which kept him out of the campaign In the last election Five thousand children prayed in West Belfast churches for his re covery KIDNAPERS GET ST PAUL BANKER Dr Wynekoops Confession Admitted to Record DEATH UDGElALLS IT GUARDS COVER TOUHY GANG IN COURTROOM STATEMENT ON FACTS OF CASE Says It May Be Used as Evidence in Acquittal of Defendant CRIMINAL COURTS BUILDING CHICAGO Jan 18 Jo seph B David today admitted Into the court record the confession of Dr Alice Lindsay Wynekoop that she fired the shot Into the body of her daughterinlaw Rheta Judge David held that the so called confession was in reality not a confession at all but merely an acknowledgement of facts which might be considered evidence for ac quittal The rulingfollowed an impas sioned plea by Defense Attorney W W Smith in which lie maintained that the statement was a confession and had been obtained under duress Obtained Under Duress That statement was obtained under duress and with about the most inhuman treatment I have ever heard of said Attorney Smith I can prove she wns questioned all night without rest food drink or opportunity to consult with any thats pretty cmel for a voman 62 years old In the written statement placed cago as they uppe Schaefer and Xouhy Associated Press WALLACE CLAIMS Mendieta Is FARM ACT WORKS Sworn in as Declares First 8 Months of CubdH dlllC Plans Operation Prove Made Fifth President It Will Succeed in Same Number By S J McDONOUGH ofMonths WASHINGTONJon 18 JEV y stepped be apparentlyhad ceased because an overdose of chloroform adminis tered to ease pain during an inter jal examination Judge Rebukes Witnesses At one point of the arguments udge David told Capt John Stege of the police Dont refer to this statement as a confession its only an explanation of the facts A po liceman thinks everything is a con fession even if it is an admssion of killing in self defense If the statement were intro duced and the jurors believe it then they could return only one or two or volun tary manslaughter Of course the state could con tend that the statement is not Jurors Too Hi Fixed While the attorneys battled over the admissibility of the evidence one of the jurors Fred Marsh waa speeded to a dentists office for emergency treatment The jury was excused during the argument over the confession Advised that the juror was being tormented with an aching molar Judge David ordered two bailiffs to take him to his personal dentist ifore a senate comittee with the as sertion that the first eight months dperatlon of the greatest farm ex periment ever conducted in this country had provided a conclusive demonstration that It would work Before accounting for hla stew ardship over the agricultural ad justment act Wallace first looked ahead to the possible development later oC longer term plans which will provide for more flexibility on individual farms The farm chief appearing by in vitation before the senate agricul ture committee was generally opti mistic Farmers signing contracts to reduce production he said had carried through almost 100 per cent Milk Marketing At the same tune he conceded his administration had failed to car ry out all of its plans particularly with milk marketing agreements Although conceivable we might fail to readjust agriculture in the future because we were unable to devise plans which would meet the needs of the situation he said the experience of this year has dem onstrated that so long as plans can be devised which appeal to farmers HAVANA Jan rl Mendieta 60 year physician BRITAIN BLAMED FORUSLEAVING GOLD STANDARD Coinage Group Reports Money Plan Approval to House WASHINGTON Jan 18 Formally reporting approval of the administrations money measure the house coinage committee said today that Great Britain forced the United States off the gold stand ard and the proposed 2000000000 stabilization fund was intended to prevent a repetition of this exper ience With the dollar giving below S5 to the pound on the foreign ex change market democratic house leaders were rushing plans to bringthe monetary legislation up in the house tomorrow Great Britains operation of her equalization fund the committee formally reported to the house was BO effective in driving out dollar up that we were forced off the gold standard To Prevent Kepctltlou It is to prevent a repetition o tills experience that we create the stabilization fund preparatory t the return to gold redemption The proposed stabilization func WASHINGTON Jan 18 was termed the most ingenious in toruey General Cuznmings said to strument ever developed In th dayBobert W Colfleah towa system nt ft a IMPROPER ftGTS IN PWA CHARGED Cummings Explains Colflesh Call to Washington as Conferences Go on But under no condition is he to as practical and sound and in their enter into any coversation with anyone not even the dentist As serted the judge He can indicate the tooth and say whether he wants it filled pulled or treated Other than that he must say nothing own interest we will not fail he cause farmers will not cooperate with us or because the job of work ingout that cooperation is impos sible Wallace then declared the exper tence of 3933 stood as proof that statesman and revolutionary today was made president of the fifth president in ss many months Mendieta entered an office which had been vacant overnight since Carlos Hevia who had held office 40 hours suddenly resigned The presidency was given to Men dieta by acclamation of a group of leaders of Cuban political life who gathered in the palace The inaugural oath was given by the supreme court Resists His Friends Mendieta accepted the presidency after a night long resistance against the pleading of friends who wished him to become chief execu tive at once Previous to his acceptance Man uel Marquez Sterling secretary of state under Hevia refused his con stitutional right to become president himself preferring that Mendieta should take office without delay A bomb exploded near Mendietas bouse just before dawn doing con siderable damage The Mendieta family was asleep within the house but no one was injured Radicals Blamed Military authorities said they be lieved radicals were responsible A surprise strike early today tiec up Havanas water light gas and transportation systems Colonel Fulgencio Batista com mander of the army evidently suspecting that former Secretary o Jowan Retired From Army WASHINGTON Jan 18 Gen Harry L Gilehrist native of Waterloo Iowa was ordered re tired He has reached the statutory retirement age of 64 Wea 6YRD ARRIVES AT LITTLE AMERICA Flagship Forced to Travel at Slow Speed Because of Blizzard LITTLE AMERICA Via Mac kay Jan 18 Richard E Byrd and his Antarctic expedition arrived here at a m 1C S T today Unusual static interference made it difficult for the Byrd flagship to communicate with Tbe flagship was forced to travel at a reduced speed Tuesday night owing to a blizzard But yesterday the sky cleared slowly and the waters of the Ross sea became deep blue The expedition intended to deter mine the state of the old camp at IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy Thursday night iml Friday Slightly colder In Iho east and south portions FrI STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for Jl hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 2 Minimum In Night 11 At 8 A M Thurhdaj 15 Little America which Byrd four years ago Immediately left Woman Loses Her Life in Hotel Fire HARBOR GRACE N F Jan 18 Empire hotel and sev eral adjoining buildings were de stroyed In a fire early today which cost the life Ida Parsons a school teacher trapped in the hotel those phases of the agricultural ad justment act which its opponents de clared were administratively impos sible of achievement can be carried out The operations of wheat cotton and tobacco have demonstrated con clusively that farmers will cooper ate in controlling their own produc tion Wallace said Carry Out Flans By decentralizing the responsi bility for making the manifold de cisions involved in carrying out each of these plans and using the full facilities of the federalstate ex tension services it has been found both feasible and practical to carry through operations involving hun dreds of thousands and millions of individual farmers He asserted some of the achieve ments thus far included reducing the world carryover of American cotton to about 10500000 bales as compared with 13000000 hales In the summer of 1932 nearly doub ling the income of southern cotton farmers in 1933 obtaining agree ments from 80 per cent of the na tions wheat farmers to reduce their production by 15 per cent payments to wheat farmers of the institution of production control measures for rice and tobacco and the purchase of 6420000 piga and sows as initial steps in a cornhog program Most Rnpid Strides Moat rapid strides he said were made during the eight months in controlling cotton production re sulting In cooperating farmers re ceiving almost the full parity in TTim to 30 ColPtnn War Antonio Gutteras was at tin bottom of the tieup immediately ordered his arrest While union leaders were not im mediately available it was be lieved that todays movement wa that originally called for late yes terday and directed against what some described as Batistas mili tary dictatorship U S Recognition FosaiMe WASHINGTON Jan 18 Recognition of Cuba by the United States within a reasonable time is as a result of what the administration considers the clari ication of Cubas affairs through the selection of Col Carlos Mendieta as president and the cooperation of all divergent parties including he army and navy in the island attorney1 Iscussions with the Justice depart lent because of certain allega ons made as to improper practices i public works matters In Iowa argely as a result or investigations y representatives of the public orks administration and because eporta indicated a necessity for loser scrutiny of the evidence Cummings said there waa consid rable confusion as to exact facts o much hearsay which had either o be abandoned or substantiated No Inquiry Ordered Asked whether someone had call 1 off presentation of the public works matter to an Iowa grand ury Cummiugs said thegrand jury nquiry hod not been ordered and hat further study was deemed ad rtsable CummingM said Colfflcsh hadbeen summoned here by the department but that the district attorney also wanted to study the matter with department officials Some people thought the case was ready for presentation to the grand jury and some thought it wasnt he explained The justice department is still studying the evi dence to determine whether we should be interested in the case Conferences Continue He said no conclusions had been reached and the conferences would continue Saying he was not certain wheth er Lieut Gov Ncls G Kraschel had been asked to appear at the depart ment Cummings added that anyone interested would be heard Kraschel who resigned as executive secretary of the Iowa public works board in November at Secretary Ickes re quest also had conferred with as sistant Attorney General Joseph B Keenan Mystery in Ottumvva OTTUMWA Jan 18 re ported Iowa PWA investigation re mained as much a mystery here to day where the federal grand jury is in session as It did in Washing ton where the matter is under dis Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Jan want to stay off any ref erence to this sixty cent dollar until I have seen one So I start ed searching tue paper mighty thoroughly and what do you think I found away down in one corner like one of those denials that a paper is sometimes forc ed to make It stated Repub lican Elected to Congress in Ver mont Thats a mighty serious rumor in case It proves to be true And I have no doubt that congress will be asked to pass a law preventing it happening again Course the thing came up so sudden like they didnt think there was one in million miles Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1034 McNauRtit Syndicate DISCUSS WAYS TO PROTECT FARMER Iowa House Studies Gas Tax Refunds Senate Delays Work on Taxes RANSOM ASKED Bremer Son of Schmidt Brewery Companys Owner Held ST PAUL Jan 18 for the wealthy president of a St Paul bank held for 200000 ran som was threatened by his kid napers if negotiators for his relensa called in police or communicated with the newspapers It was learn ed today following abduction of Ed watl G Bremer yesterday morning The scion of the wealthy Adolpli Bremer family majority owners oC the Jacob Schmidt Brewing com pany was seized after taking his daughter Betty to the Summit grade school yesterday Shortly after 10 a m yesterday Walter MaGee wealthy contractor receiv ed a telephone call from an anony mous man Friciul Is Threatened Well weve got your friend Bremer and if you are not careful well get you too Tile unidentified speaker warn It Is equally effective UVattack and defense the committee added The reason for its establishment in this case is to defend the Amer ican dollar and our gold stocks against the invasion of a similar fund operated by competitor na tions Report Is The committee added an amend ment requiring the secretary of the treasury to report to congress on operations of the stabilization fund Meanwhile Secretary Morgen thau said at his press conference that the Federal Reserve bank of New York acting for the treasury was purchasing gold abroad as well as domestically Members of the house awaited solution of a row between its bank ing and coinage committees over possession of the currency legisla tion Speaker Rainey had referred it to the coinage committee but the other group yesterday reported it favorably All But One Farley Claims All I Know Is What I Read in the Papers WASHINGTON Jan 18 Postmaster General James A Far ley greeted newsmens questions about further changes in the demo cratic national organization today with his broadest smile and the statement that All I know is what I read in the papers Although he declined to discuss for publication reports more changes to come following the re signations of the national commit tees secretary and treasurer there were Indications that several addi tional resignations might be ex pected cussion Apparently finished with ordinary matters the jury has not been ex cused It appeared that assistant district attorneys were waiting word from their chief Robert W Colflcsh still in Washington where he was called Monday The day be fore Iowa and municipal and public works officials were to report here aa witnesses Chairman Somers aaid of the 16 members of the coinage committee present all but one voted for the bill with the amendment That one he added withheld his vote for the time being The committee however did no Instruct the chairman to seek im mediate consideration of the bill on the house floor Instead it directcc him to delay future action untl hearings could be conducted and s supplemental report filed Immediately after this action Sec retary Morgenthau testified befor the committee in executive sessio as to the administrations reason for desiring swift congressional en actment Sforgenthau May Testify Somers said Morgenthau might e caused to testify In open session and that other witnesses would ap pear He has asked the republican lotiae leaders to submit a list of icrsons they think should testify By taking this action today the coinage committee members said hey felt they had blocked the hank ng committee from handling the bill Meanwhile the house rules com mittee reported special procedure under which President Roosevelts jold devaluation bill will be consid ered in the house Saturday DES MOINES Jan IS Iowa house of representatives today discussed ways and means to pro tect the farmer in Us consideration of a gasoline tax refund bill Chief opposition to a number of the bills provisions came from the rural members resulting In many amendments to the original draft The senate which yesterday Be ectcd the classified transactions ax hill as the tax revision measure o go on its calendar today turned s attention briefly to other bills Classified Tax Bill Under the motion approved yes erday in a committee of the whole he classified transaction tax mca ure was Introduced as amended ml went on the calender as a new ill The house took up the gasoline ax measure in ft committee of the whole for the discussion of the amendment The opposition developed to amendments which would have re uiired a farmer using gasoline from the same rcceptable for his tractor nd motor vehicles to keep a record or the mileage of the vehicles used on the highway ulso to an amend ment which would permit persons o transport not to exceed 100 gal ons of gasoline in barrels or drums for their own use without a motor vehicle transport license Fight on Mileage The fight on the mileage proposal was based on contention that it would require excessive bookkeep ing and that il was unworkable in cases where farmers had several motor cars or trucks which were driven by various members of the family Representative McCreery of Linn amicably settled this controversy by an amendment which would re ed MaGee that the 37 year old president and owner of Ihe Com mercial State bank would be killed if any effort was made to call in the police or communicate witii the newspapers Police had received no official notification of the abduction and members of the Bremer family re fused to discuss it Abduction of Brcmer followed liy seven months the kidnaping of William Hamro Jr millionaire pr csld ent of the Hamiy Brewing cbmpanylwnd paid 000 for hla freedom last June Kojihow of Otto Brcmcr Otto Brcmcr chairman of board of directors of the American National hniilc here and Mlnnesutn manager of the Home Owners Loan corporation is an uncle of the miss ing num Bremer presumably headed for the bank after leaving his daughter He did not reach there the kidnap ers apparently stopping his auto mobile and taking both him and tin car to an outlying residential din trict The next heard of the bank pres ident according to well authenti cated reports was the telephone calJ to MaGee from a man speaking iu a low voice MaGee was told the Brcmcr car could be found in the Highland park district of St Paul nnd that there was a note on the backdoor step of MaGces home TrioH to Triiro Cull MaGee attempted to prolong tin conversation in the meantime urg ingKd Penschuck former city oj ficiul in his office at the time Vu try and trace Dm call The unidenti fied party however suddenly hung up At home AfaGce found a type written note juidreHsed to Charles MnGer and signed in ink with s shaJiy hand The missive gave Mi I Gee Instructions for contacting tht kMnnpors but the contents were noi revealed MaGoc refused to discuss tbr Pennsylvania Woman Bears Girl Weighing 18 and Half Pound CHESTER Pa Jan 18 daughter weight ISVa pounds was born yesterday to Mr1 and Mrs Thomas Czarnokol Physicians expressed the belief that the baby in the largest eve bom in this city and pointed on that it is as heavy as a normal I months old child Mrs Czarnokol who fs 36 and the mother of two other children an the little one ara doing nicely quire farmeri to Itcep gasoline for farm Implements and motor ve hicles in separate tanks He said otherwise it would seem a nuisance tax and told the members he I for the bill Objections also were raised to re strictions of transport of only 300 galloni Would Ualsn Figure Representative McLean of Mar shall and Representative Grau of Buena Vista pointed out that the gasoline drum holds 55 gallons and suggested that the figure be raised to 110 Members wlio operate threshing outfits objected to this figure as too small and a compromise finally was effected whereby 161 gallons may he transported over the high Tiirn to InBf 20 Column 3 case Brcmcrs automobile later tva1 found about a mile from where tlic nbluctors told MnGee to look Food for Children At Least 2500 Killed in India Earth Shocks CALCUTTA Jan 18 Impeding rescue efforts roads to least 2500 persons were killed in I Muzaffarpur are impassable and in JLIL the city indescribable scenes of hor SIMPLE wholesome food is tlj most important factor in sturdy development of cbil dren The elemental principles or diet should be mustered by every mother Foods for Young Chil dren a compact 22 booklet now available through Die Globe Gazette Washington information bureau Is in authoritative easy to read presentation of the principle which govern diet between 3 and 10 years It carries the tested formu las and recipes of the U S bureau of home economics Use coupon the Bihar district alone In the ter rific earth shocks which shook all India Monday a government an nouncement said today Apparently the city which suffer ed most was Muzaffarpur officials said where the earthquake dead now are known to total 600 while it is estimated that several hundred were killed in Monghyr city ror were walling mothers searching through the de bris nnd homeless and in some cases orphaned children wandering about stunned by the catastrophe The affected area centered large ly in the Bilmr district waa de scribed in the official report pitted with holes spouting mud and water MiiMm City Information Unreau Frederic 1 Ilaskin Director Woshlnglon D C I inclose 4 cents in coin care fully wrapped for the booklet on Food for Young Children Name Street City   

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