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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 30, 1934, Mason City, Iowa HIS North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home E R HEM 4 A fl t OF I OiYA M 0 I E S I 1 HOME EDITION NEWSPAPER THAT MAKKS ALL NORTH IOWVNS NEIGHBORS VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 30 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS 5KCTION ONE NO 97 lowans in Washington Congressmen Watch Political Skies as Primaries Near By WILLIAM T McCLEEBY ASHINGTON Jan SO Iowas approach ing primary elec tion is spurring some of the states congress men to study the political skies in tently and from both sides of the political fence come admissions that the outlook is clouded by sev eral factors President Roosevelts ap parent popularity is recognized b republicans gen erally as a point to be reckoned with Ilie substantial cash that has poured into Iowa in farm benefi payments relief civil and public works and other Rooseveltfavored programs has a bearing on the nex election that few republicans deny Those wVio have benefltted from the administrative devices politi cians say may not be inclined to take a chance on upsetting the ap plecart Fueling Is Optimistic Even those factors however ar not accepted by Iowas democrat fas assuring a rosy future They hav a few worries of their own i Vhey wonder for example how their state organization will func tion alongside the seasoned republi can machine The deadlock betwee the democratic house members an Senator Hurphy over selection of a Iowa candidate for Iowa clrcu court judge added nothing to th internal harmony of the party 2 J Fueling issued optimistic statements about the campaign in J Ills capacity as state democratic chairman last week but some brows just the same For Iowa democrats are happy over the way patronage has been ladled out since March 4 and they 1 foresee possible kickbacks from that Hitler Denies Having Designs Against Austria DEVALUATION OF F R SIGNS BILL TAKES OVER BOLD in Mitchell Expressions democratic pain at Richard F Mitchells failure to re algn as democratic national comrnit teeman are increasing as the next campaign approaches The lowans who recognize their probable need lor strong organization support say they want someone in Mitchells po sition who would devote time and energy to their reelection And Lieut Gov Nels G Kra schels indictment by the grand jury on charges of conspiring against the federa government brought no hearty cheers from Iowa democrats here Apparently all lowans in the house of representatives intend to run for reelection although few have sig nified the intention publicly and jione has filed Guests at White House Senator and Mrs Louis J Murphy were dinner guests of President and Mrs Roosevelt at the white house last week MS Murphy was in Iowa when the invitation reached the sen from the white MAKES TALK ANNIVERSARY OF RISE TO POWER Says Bad Relations With Austria Great Regret to Germany BERLIN Jan 30 lor Adolf Hitler of Germany prom ised today that Germany had no in tentions violating the security of Austria His declaration was made in the course oJ an address to the reichstag and a crowd of foreign diplomats packed into the Kroll opera house where Germany centered its cele bration of the first anniversary of Hitlers ascension to the leadership of the rftch To the German governments great regret said Hitler its re lations with the present Austrian government are not satisfactory Fault Not Ours The fault is not ours The as sertion that Germany plans to vio late Austria is absurd and in capable of proof But it is only natural that an idea which has deeply stirred anc icrmeated the German nation woulc tot halt at the frontier posts of a ountry which for centuries was an ntegral part of the German empire No revolutionary ideas were ever stopped at the frontiers as tin Trench revolution has shown If the present Austrian govern ment thinks it necessary to sup iressthis IB own affair but it will have U ear the consequences Cannot Expect Austria cannot expect German guests If the latter are looked upon as more than Ger many could expect American o Sritish guests if they were to have iheir national emblems and flags torn down while they are visiting Jermany Germany cannot tolerate such ator An invitation SIO J BACKUS Former Publisher of Algona Paper Succumbs at 64 house is a command that must be obeyed he wired her You jus have to come So Mrs Murphy left her homi makingjob in Dubuque and came to Washington The senator said hr didnt tell her that absence frotr Washington was acceptable regret at the white house Mistaken for Inspector Taxis are not permitted to stop on a certain corner in Washington unless they are hailed unmistakably Representative Guy Gillette tall and square shouldered beckoned a taxi there one day last week It stopped started stopped and finally pulled up to the curb They put inspectors down here to catch us stopping without a real signal the driver told Gillette Im just a congressman Gil lette said Yeah said the driver but man you sure look like an inspector humiliating treatment Then Hitler exclaimed trium phantly All Germans now traveling abroad except emigrants are na tional socialists Hitler continued Battlo Against Kcds The allegation of the Austrian government that any attack by the reich is being undertaken or even planned against Austria must be re jected most sharply Hitler paid tribute to the heroism of his coworkers for their sacrifices to liberate the German people from the madness which would have de livered 30000000 to starvation Then he launched Into the eustom ery nazl argument against the Ver sailles treaty opining that commun tiim td 2 Column 2 IOWA WEATHER Unsettled Tuesday night and Wednesday rising tempera tures LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday mornnig Maximum Monday 4 Above Minimum In Night 8 Below At 8 A M Tuesday 5 Above Monday night the wind shifted in to the south and the warmer weath er predicted by the forecasters for Tuesday was definitely under way at 8 oclock in the morning when the mercury rested at the 5 above zero mark RULES AGAINST VALIDITY OF AAA Federal Judge Declares Act Unconstitutional and Issues Writ TAMPA Fla Jan 30 eral Judge Alexander Akcrman to day declared the agricultural ad iustment act unconstitutional and ssued a group of Florida citrus 5rowers an injunction restraining he state control committee from enforcing proration orders under the ft In an oral order from the bench at the conclusion of a two day hear ing on injunction proceedings brought by the Hillsborough Pack ing company and Lake Fern Groves Inc Judge Akerman said the act when considered In Uie light of the constitution is so full of holes you could drive eight yoke of oxen through it He said I would he morethan happy if I could avoid deciding the questions presented in this case but if I did Id be a coward He added that public clamor and threats could not deter him from ruling as he saw the matter Declaring that he read the consti tution once a week but could find no reference In It to the department of agriculture the judge said the secretary of agriculture had be come such a great power that he had an army of men greater than George Washington and today had more power than Caesar or Napo leon 12 Years Leaves Three Children ALGONA Jan J Backus 64 postmaster in Algona for the past 12 years and prominent in re publican circles died at oclock Tuesday afternoon at his home here le had been in failing health for some time and recently returned from the University of Iowa hos Jltal where he submitted to an op eration His condition was consid ered still critical when he was jrought here by ambulance Mr Backus was born Aug 15 1869 at Clayton Iowa He was graduated from Clayton public schools and attended Tobin college at Fort Dodge and Drake university in Des Moines He taught school in Clayton Buchanan Webster and Kossuth counties For three sum mers he taught at Drake university Leaves Three Children In 1900 Mr Backus was married to Laura Eaton Three children were born Howard who is superinten dent of schools at Coulee City Wash Elizabeth who works in the postofflce in Algona and Eleanore a college student at Dubuque uni versity He came to Kossuth county as su perintendent at Bancroft and in 1907 was elected superintendent of schools for Kossuth county serving Cor six years From 1912 to 1932 he was a partner in the firm of Haggard and Backus publishers of the Upper Des Mpiucs Algona newspaper He was a progressive re publican His commission as post master was to expire in April Joined Many Lodges Mr Backus was a member of Pru dence lodge No 205 A F and A M a member of chapter 10 of the Royal Arch Masons a member of the Des Moines consitory East ern Star Modem Woodmen of America Royal Neighbors Brother hood of American Yeoman Mystic Workers and Order of the Red Men He was an active member of the Congregational church Besides his wife and three chil dren he leaves two sisters Mrs Carrie Swesey and Mrs J H Becker both of Des Moines and two State Holds Witness in Touhy Trial Acts After Refusal to Identify Picture of Connors CRIMINAL COURTS BUILDING CHICAGO Jan 30 state witness in the Factor kidnaping case was taken into custody today after giving testimony that prose cutors found not satisfactory The witness was George Hanson a roadhouse employe who refused to identify a picture of Charles Ice Wagon Connora as ft man who fre quented his tavern in the company of Edward McFadden and Roger Touhy two of the four defendants charged with the kidnaping Quizzed at Length Hanson was questioned at length by prosecutors regarding a letter received at the tavern addressed to Eugene Crotty which the state claims was an alias used by Con nors The witness when shown a copy of the letter which was from the secretary of states office of Illinois regarding an automobile license re fused to say it was the same letter he received A picture of Connors he said Didnt look much like the Connors I knew Hinges on Letter Identification of an automobile allegedly owned by Connors and abandoned by two contact men attempting to collect a ransom pay ment alter Factors release hinged partly prosecutors explained upon the letter i Afl Hanson fKtt tffif t andr Dan Gilbert of the states attorneys police haled him into the states at torneys office for questioning I wont to know who got to him Gilbert sold POOR AID FUND BILL APPROVED BY IOWA SENATE House Debates Half Cent Tax on Gasoline to Raise 3 Million BULLETIN DES MOINES Jan SO Thehouse late today passed B8 to IS the three million dollar emergency relief appropriation hill which had passed the senate this morning An amendment netting tho maximum ol wages for relief employment at 35 cents nn hour however necessi tated sending tho measure to the senate for concurrence DES MOINES Jan 30 The state senate today passed 36 to 12 a three million dollar emergency re lief appropriation bill requested yesterday by Governor Herring in a special message to the legislature The senate measure ordered the three millions appropriated from the general fund but no provision wae contained in the bill for raising th money An amendment was attached pro viding that the fund shall be admin istered on the basis of need by the federal emergency relief setup headed by E H Muloclc of Des Moines Mulock appeared before both houses today to explain the re lief need Roosevelt Gets Birthday Greetings by Thousands FOUR MILE ICE FRONT BREAKING Byrd Fears Pressure Camp With Tons of Stores Menaced BAY OF WHALES ANTARC TICA Via Mackay Radio Jan SO four mile ice front of the Bay of Whales where Admiral Richard E Byrd and his Antarctic expedition are attempting to land supplies for their winter camp from their flagship appeared today to be disrupting The whole ice barrier is crevass ing rapidly This afternoon a crack opened just behind the half way relay de pot one mile and a half from Pressure camp Fears Camp Menaced Admiral Byrti said hefeared that Pressure camp is menaced together with its tons of stores which had been cached there for transport to Little America the site of the per manent camp Since Wednesday the edge of the ice has moved a mile nearer the flagship The flagship herself has been cruising and drifting in the Bay Whales since 2 atm Satur day Nowhere along the ice cliffs was there even a temporary berth She has cruised alongside seeking a mooring place at least 12 times during that period but the ship has been ordered away again when the ice disintegration1 threatened dis The house likewise worked on the appropriation bill during the morn ing The senate sponsored measure was messaged to the house shortly before noon and Indications were the lower body would reach a vote on the bill sometime today The senate roll call on the appro priation bill Ayes Anderson Aschea brenner Baldwin Bycrs Cardin ChryRtal Coykendall Doze Frallcy Geske Harrington Hicklind Hill Hush Irwin Kimberley Knudson McArthur Meyer Miller of Buchan an Miller of Jones Moore Mullan ey Nelson Patterson Pcndray Reese Roelofs Shangle Stevens of Decatur Stevens of Wapello Top ping Trlpp Valentine Wenncr and Wilson Noes Beardsly Beatty Bennett Booth Calhoun Blthon Hopkins Husted Klemme Leo President at Desk osv Usual on His 52nd Anniversary WASHINGTON Jan 30 Roosevelt was deluged today with a mighty birthday greet ng from every sector of the coun try Looking forward to hl3 birthday party tonight with his buddies of 1920 and workers at the white house the president arranged to acknowledge his firtyseconci birth lay celebration in a talk over the air at p m C S T Mail and express trucks and tele graph wires brought greetings that overtaxed the workers there Telcgrnph Telegraph greetings were estimat ed at 150000 Birthday cards for the day were calculated to total an other 100000 Bundles carrying al manner of gifts were stacked high in the executive office Birthday cakes were on about every desk Smiling and touched by the ex presslons Mr Roosevelt went to hia desk as usual and appeared In the best of health on his first birth clay in the white house Ho was interested particularly in the arrangements privately mad for benefit balls tonight to be givei for the Warm Springs Ga founlla tion fund for the treatment of in fantile paralysis victims Big White Cake In the intimacy the white house family quarters Mrs Roose velt and the family set up today the big white cake with its 52 candle for the same old party the president has had for the last 13 years and Stove who were with him in the campaign of 1920 and who are now his M Howe Marvin H Mclntyre and Stephen plenty of plans of their own for the family party Men Who Knew Him They were joined by those men who knew and covered the former assistant secretary of the navy and vice presidential Simpson of Washington Charles McCarthy of Albany Thomas M Lynch of New York and James MASON CITY SET TO OBSERVE BIRTHDAY OF F R AT ARMORY Mason City made its final pre parations Tuesday to celebrate Ale birthday of President Roose velt at a ball to be given at the armory Tuesday evening Ad vance ticket sales indicate a large attendance The program includes music by the high school champion bund and vocal solos by Larry Heardon from 8 to 9 oclock music during the dance by Cravens Golden Gate orchestra reception over Pauls Radio am plification system of President Roosevelts speech at oclock and playing by the Spnn Inh war veterans fife and drum corps Four Roosevelt birthday cakes will adorn the armory one each from Pfaff Faktor Purity and Mason City bakeries The committee urged upon those who have been selling ickets to be prepared to turn in money to Leo Sweesy chairman at the entrance to the armory Additional honor guests per sons with birthdays identical will Roosevelt were an nounced They were Delorcf June Ann Linnenkamp 226 Fourteenth street southeast Mil ton Scherf Mrs Herbert Field Ing and Miss Lena Scars RFD No 2 Mnaon City nephews Jack and Homer Swesey of Des Moines Dillinger Gangsters on Their Way Back TUCSON Ariz Jan Three members of the to Trial in Indiana 30 TV Dillinger gang of Pierpont Charles MakJey and Russell Clark placed aboard a private car attached to a train leaving here at a m mountain standard time today for Indiana Being tak en with them was Mary Klndei wanted fqr aiding In a prison de livery Their chieftain John Dillln gcr is cnroutc to Indiana by air plane Ritchie and Stanley Absent or not voting Flsch and Schmidt House Hits Snnii The house struck a snag when it tried to write into the bill a pro posal to raise the money by impos ing an additional onehalf cent a gallon tax on all motor fuel To iron out difficulty it recessed until this afternoon The senate struggled most of the morning with the administration and allocation features finally de ciding to leave the apportionment in the hands of the federal emer gency relief administration on the basis of need The provision was covered in an amendment by Senator E R Hick lln of Wapello which was approved by a vote of 33 to 14 It substituted 1 Senator Corning aster Party Gets Ashore One landing party got ashore for a short time this morning but was forced to retreat when the Ice sud denly started cracking up behind them They attempted to return over the way they had come but the floe started drifting away from the main body The men were rescued by a motor launch which smashed through smaller floes to their relief 2 Davenport Youths Hit by Train Killed Jan 30 Henry Sharp 21 and his brother Leonard 16 both of Davenport were killed when their car stalled on a railroad crossing and was struck by a passenger train Kennedy Rites Held LAKE MILLS Jan services for John Kennedy 76 were conducted this morning at the Cath olic church The Rev Father Stow y officiated for an Claude amendment L Stanley by of which would have provided for an allocation on a population basis and placed the handling of the funds in the county boards of supervisors Withdrawn as Needed Senator HicUlins substitute amendment also provided that the funds be withdrawn from the state general fund as needed on requisi tion of the governor The house amendment intro duced by Representative Jensen of Audifoon would eliminate the tax automatically after the money had been raised The members passed the amend ment by a vote of 47 to 27 but on motion of Representative Moore of Harrison voted 50 to 48 to recon sider the vote when it was pointed out that the proposal made no ex emptions and would require the farmer to pay the tnx on fuel used for agricultural purposes which is tax through refunds Representative Mitchell of Web ster chairman of the joint relief committee opposed the Jensen amendment asking the members first to pass the appropriation and then consider ways and means of getting the money He said the com mittee had suggested that the first revenue derived from any tax revision measure enacted be used for poor relief He advised Turn Ifl 3 Column 6 Sullivan of Boston Others participating in tonights white house birthday include Mrs Anne Curtis Dall daughter of the president Misa Marguerite Le Hand private secretary Misa Grace Tulley Mrs Alvina Scheicier and Miss Margaret Duiant of the white house staff Misa Marian Dicker man of New York and Miss Nan cy Cook of Hyde Park intimates of the family Attend Birthday Bull Later Mrs Roosevelt and Airs Dall hope to attend for a while the principal birthday ball being held here Its festivities are expected to ccn tcr around a cake more than four feet hieh Other birthday balls will be held at another hotei and at the Jewish community center A dinner will be served hy the KniEThts of Columbus and a group of government em ployes have arranged a party of their own All nrocecds will be turn ed over to the national fund for the Warm Sprines foundation Congratulations From lowiu DES MOINES Jan 30 state legislature today extended its formal congratulations to Presriden Roosevelt on his fiftysccond birth day The message which was wired t the president said On this the fiftysecond anni versary of his birth we congratu late the president We wish him many more years of health happi ness and accomplishment It was contained in a concurren resolution offered in the senate b Senator Joe R Frailey republican of Lee The house acted upon it fo lowing senate adoption It was plan ned to send an engrossed copy o the message to the president lute Samuel Insull Gets 10 More Days to Remain in Greece ATHENS Jan 30 gov ernment of Greece today granted Samuel Insult Sr fallen czar of Middle Western Utilities 10 or more lays haven in this country from American authorities who seek to return him to Chicago for trial In sulls police permit by which he has for many months held refuge from extradition to the United States was to expire at midnight tomorrow TURNER TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR Lnnounces His Candidacy i June for Republican Nomination DES MOINES Jan 30 For icr Governor Dan W Turner orning today was a candidate he republican nomination for gov rnor at the June primaries His announcement of candidacy osl night was the first for that ice to come from a republican The terse message of the former xecutive of Iowa said I am a candidate for governor of owa on the republican ticket in the une primaries to continue the cam ialgn for progressive principles of ijovernment To Start Campaign He plans to start his campaign mmediately by perfecting an or ganization in1 every county he de larcd Tax reduction through the re luction of governmental expencli turci in state county and districl will be one principal plank in hto jlatform The tormer governor said he had Icclded to throw his hat in the ring ifter assurance of support from all sections of the state and after meet ng with delegations of farmers ancj abor Elected In 1030 Turner was elected in November 1930 defeating Fred P Hageman of Waverly democratic candidate Tie was defeated in the election of November 1932 by Gov Clyde L Herring democrat He has been talked of as a can didate for the republican congres sional nomination in the seventh district as well as for the guberna torial nomination This is his first definite decision of candidacy for any office since his defeat in 1932 After leaving the gubernatorial chair Turner returned to the mer cantile business with his brother A 13 Turner Jr in Corning He aold his interest a year ago and ban cie voted himself exclusively since to farming and cattle raining Wiirm Up Situation Turners announcement is expect ed to warm up the stale political situation possibly bringing early announcements from other possible candidates for various offices Several other names have been advanced in political circles as pos sible candidates for the republican to Put New System Into Effect at Once WASHINGTON Jan 30 resident Roosevelt signed the ollar devaluation bill at p m en t nil standard time todaj mill romptly moved to take over the ations gold supply Until the mechanically difficult ask of taking over the more than iree billion dollars of gold held by 10 federal reservre system iH com leted Mr Roosevelt will reserve ction on devaluating the dollar ennimently and establishing the tabiltantion fund But he will move immediately to iut the new monetary system Into ffect He hns asked Secretary Mor enthaii Governor Black of the ederal reserve board George L larrison governor of the New York federal Reserve bank Professors George F Warren and James Har Rogers monetary experts ami lerman Oliphant counsel to the treasury lo meet with him immr liately after the signingof the bill In million Form The first objective is getting the national gold supply into control of the treasury It will he kept in bul lion form as a basis for currency Is sues When this operation has been ar ranged the president will issue a proclamation fixing definitely new value of the dollar in terms 01 gold This value will be between 50 and 60 per cent of ita previous gold content la accordanprvwith the lawwhlcnwasrequested by the president rroflt u Gold Mr Roosevelt then will have profit in gold of more than two bil lion dollars resulting from the de preciated price of the dollar He will iise two billion dollars of this for tt r fund to use in steady ing the dollar in foreign exchange and for other purposes Tile secretary will have authority to buy and sell gold In foreign ex change and to buy government bonds in the domestic market Just how soon devaluation will lie proclaimed was uncertain but it was believed nt the white house ii would not be done today No Sign Reported of Bremers Release 14 Days After Kidnaping ST PAUL JAJI 30 of alternate hope and passed since Edward G Bremer wealthy St Paul bank was taken by kidnapers demand ing ransom and Ktill no sign has been given outwardly nl least as to when be might be freed Whether cnmnuinicntinn has been established with the gang by tlin family within the lust week was conjectural although Adolpli Brem cr wealthy brewer father of tin banker and a friend of President Roosevelt has denied that contact1 have been made MEAT UNCLK SAMS experts in Ihi bureau of home economics read the beef chart like Lindbergh reads the air lane This expert know ledge on the selection preparation and service of meats is available today to every housewife through the Washington information bureau of the GlobeGazette Here arc more than 150 tested recipes for meat service 22 scientifically bal anced menus each with a distinc tive meat course ami 14 kinds nl meat pies The expertly prepared charts show every cut of beef pork Inmb mutton and veal exactly a you see it on the butchers rack Inclose 6 cents to cover cost post age and ImiidliT Use coupon gubernatorial nomination among them May or Ed Manning of Ot tumwa am Robert W Cnlflcuh of Des Molncs OConnor May Get Job WASHINGTON Jan 110 F A OConnor of Dubuque was understood to be slated for appoint ment as counsel for 1 federal farm credit agencies at Omaha Mnson City iloheGnxctte Information Knrenu Frederic 1 Hnskln Director Washington C T inclose G cents in coin care fully wrapped for the bookie on Meat Name Street City State
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