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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                I I r 10 N E R i S U t M A R V Of I Ov f r i North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home TUB NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALI NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOnS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PltESB LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 12 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OV TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 108 Jurney Has Experience 20 Years as Aide to 2 Senators Has Taught Dignity 50 KILLED IN AUSTRIAN FIGHTING 5 and of By HERBERT 1LUMMER ASHINGTON Feb 12 Twenty years as private secretary to United States senators before he became ser geantatarms of the senate have taught Chesley W Jurney of Texas much about senatorial dignity and au sterity He was all pre pared therefore when the senate ordered him to go out and find William P Mac Cracken jr assistant secretary of commerce in charge of aeronautics under President Hoover and bring him before that body on a charge of contempt Jurney could have had someone else do the job had he wished Rules of the senate empower him to ap point special deputies for such tasks but he elected to do it in per son Its not often such an opportunity befalls a sergeantatarms of the senate Most of his time is spent in more or less routine on the sen ates major domo Dressing Up His Job Jurney has brought a new mean ing to his title however since he left the employ of Senator Copeland of New York last March to become serge antatarros For sartorial elegance and dignified demeanor he compares favorably with any sen ator His frock coat is as impressive as that of Ashurst of Arizona His choice of cravats is as distinctive as that of McNary of Oregon When he left Capitol Hill in quest of MacCracken he was in a Knox Urges Constitutional Prosperity Plan black morning coat and fW gray Laay Senator MC Adoo had had a bunch of movie stars as his luncheon guests at the capitol and had asked Jurney to show them around Since he had been impeccably attired for this oc casion the MacCracken Incident fitted in perfectly XnowB Ins and Outs Jurney boasts he has been con nected coritinuously with congress for 36 years For six years he served as aecretary to a member of the house before moving over to the senate For 10 years he was with Sena tor Culberson of Texas serving also as clerk of the senate commit tee on the judiciary for sx years during democratic control under Woodrow Wilson He was Senator Copelands secretary for 10 years In 1932 he made a bid for politi cal office in his own right by run ning as a candidate at large for the house m Texas He was defeated but not before his band a truck equipped with the latest in political campaign traveled from the Sabine river to the Panhandle SPEAKS AT IOWA G 0 P MEETING AT DES MOINES Statewide Rally Held in Lincolns Birthday Celebration DBS MOINWS Feb 12 return to national prosperity by means of a constructive program built on the firm foundations of our constitution and proved by experi ence with the past was advocated today by Col Frank ICnox Chicago publisher Speaking before a statewide re publican rally celebrating the Lin coln birthday anniversary the pub lisher set forth his suggestions for such a program after listing various policies of the present administra tion as evils to which we are in vited to flee to escape the evils we know His program had as its first es sential immediate and final stabil ization of currency and advocates abandonment of the attempt to es tablish bureaucratic control of al government Urges Credit Change He also urged removal of contro of credit from the treasury to th federal reserve system and abandon ment of the acute nationalistic pol icy with respect to international trade substituting for it that Be fctiye Teciprocity in the form an which William Me MCRACKEN SEEKS ARREST kinley was the first spokesman nn prophet Colonel Knox said in this connec tion that he believed it to be along the path of widened world markets that actual and permanent relief will come to our agricultural popu lation I believe the actual destruction of food and farm products while other millions lack the actual neces sities of life ia a crime against so ciety and the current proposal of a compulsory limitation of crops to be unsound and unenforceable he added Recognizes Presidents Work These proposals he sold accom panied by the dissolution of the huge army of bureaucrats reduc tion of governmental costs and re duction of taxes will give us back a prosperous America and it shall be a restored America Saying that he recognized what the president is doing and has done and the immense difficulties con Turn to IAge 2 Column Annie Wins Prize but Gets No Gold FREMONT Nebr Feb 12 Annie Sink entered an essay in the national contest in which gold pieces were offered as prizes An nie check for five dollars as her prize and a note Inclosed find check covering your award Try and get The prize list was announced prior to announce ment of federal gold restrictions WUlIom P MacCracken former assistant secretajyof com merce is shown with Chcsloy W Jurney ate M he spent rtight Strirfirrieyu render to the senates contempt charges But Jurney refused to serve the senate warrant on MacCracken leaving the latter a free man pendingdevelopments Associated Press photo MCRACKEN HAS FINE GOES BEFORE SENATE Second Habeas Corpus Writ Issued First Ruled Out BULLETIN WASHINGTON Fell 12 senate today suspended trial of William P MncCrnclceu until tomorrow ordering the de fendant held in custody mean while WASHINGTON Feb 12 William P MacCracken confronted the senate on trial for contempt this afternoon while a justice of the District of Columbia supreme court granted a second writ of habeas corpus for freedom the accused former assistant secretary of commerce It was slow going in the senate procedure routine reading of lengthy documents delaying the examination Meanwhile the writ was granted by Justice Daniel W ODonoghue who earlier In the day had fined MacCracken 5100 for contempt of his court In swearing to a state ment that he was under arrest Sat urday by Chesley W Jurney sen ate sergeant at arms while In fact hewas not WOODRING AT QUIZ Assistant Secretary of War Hjvrry Woodring is shown as he appeared before the house mil itary affairs committee to tell of profits nmdu by airplane manufacturers supplying army ships Associated Press Arrest Grandson in Club Slaying of lozva Woman SKf Weai FORECAST Iowa Fair anil cooler Mon day nightTnesi5ay fair colder in ihe south central and ex treme east portions Minnesota Fair and much colder Monday night Tuesday generally fair LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 17 Minimum In Night 3 At 8 A M Monday 37 Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 34 Minimum in Night 13 Trace of Snow Did anybody ever behold a more gorgeous sunset than that of Sun day night Fleecy cloudsshapec like an inverted pyramid with point directly above the sun took on an succession of Illuminated coloring1 that arent found on an artists pallet PETROLEUM CODE CALLED INVALID U S to Appeal Decision of Texas Judge Direct to Supreme Court SHERMAN Tex Feb 12 Federal District Judge Randolph Bryant ruled today that the NRA petroleum code was unconstitu lional He rendered the opinion after a three judge federal court on which he sat held that the Texas railroad commissioners production limitation order of last Nov 28 was valid Plan Direct Appeal WASHINGTON Feb 12 direct appeal to the supreme court of the United States will be made by the federal government against the adverse decision of a three judge federal court in Texas hold ing the oil code unconstitutional in a suit for injunction by the Ama zon Petroleum company Government attorneys for the oil administration are of the opinion that by obtaining a stay of execu tion of the injunction sought by the Amazon and an immediate appeal to the supreme court they will eliminate delays which would be occasioned by an appeal to the cir cuit court of appeals and thence to the supreme court 70 Year Old Widow Found Murdered at Schleswig Home SCHLESWIG Feb 12 Christina Evers about 70 a widow was found clubbed to death last night at her home Police are hold ing her 18 year old grandson Louig Hamann as a material witness Officers said they were investi gating a robbery motive The body was discovered by young Hamann at p m in the bloodstained bedroom of her home An instrument which authorities described as a hatchethammer was found stained but washed al most entirely clean jf blood in the kitchen The sheriff said he believed Mrs Evers was beaten to death with this weapon SM Cash Missing Authorities were probing a rob bery motive angle which followed the discovery that 530 in cash which Mrs Evers was known to have could not be found in the house The sheriff reported that the walls and rugs of the kitchen din ing room and bedroom of Mrs Evers home were spattered with blood and that furniture was over turned and bloodstained indicating a terrific struggle The sheriff also said that the clothes of the youth held in the Zasu Pitts Married to Edward Woodall HOLLYWOOD Feb 12 secret marriage of Zasu Pitta and Edward Woodall in Hinden Nev last Oct 8 while the actress was on location In that vicinity with a film company was disclosed today after she and her husband former tennis player left for New York county jail were bloodstained The youth claimed according to the sheriff that he got the stains in a fight at a dance a week ago Attacked in Kitchen Evidence in the kitchen accord ng to Sheriff Willy showed that Mrs Evers was attacked there and that she cither fought her way or was dragged through the dining room into the bedroom where her body was found Stains in the kitch en sink he said also indicated that the killer returned to the kitchen ml washed off his hands and pos sibly the instrument with which Mrs Evers was believed to have been killed Doctors at Denisan were given the clothing of the youth who is held in custody to determine wheth er the stains on it are humaji blood Coroner John Gottberg meanwhile held possession of the hatchet hammer The sheriff did not relate details of the youths arrest and gave no Indication of what course his in vestigation would take Retired Physician Dies FATRFIELD Feb 12 Clarke Demarsh 72 retired physt clan and photo studio proprietor died here A sister in Pasadena Cal survives DOLLAR DAY TO BE WEDNESDAY Offering of Merchandise at Special Prices to Be City Wide Wednesday Feb 11 has been set as the date for the semiannual ob servance of Dollar Day in Mason City with merchants throughout the city making special offerings of merchandise Large stocks of win ter merchandise as well as spring goods will he offered Included in the hundreds of items to be featured Dollar Day will be furniture ami furnishings of every leacription for the home wearing apparel for men women and chil dren accessories groceries and other merchandise Ill rtftftmfn AM ft Not only will tnere no a large volume of goods offered at the spe cial price of 51 but a large quantity of goods in many price ranges will sold at reduced prices This one day selling event is being leld to clear stocks to build up od will and to acquaint more peo ple of this community with the trading advantages offered by Ma son City told the court Mac Cracken was an unwelcome guest in his apartment Process servers of the court took the second ODonoghue writ to the capitol but had to wait outside the senate chamber for Jurney to emerge before serving it There was discussion of serving it on some senator Inasmuch as the senate itself then harl Mac Cracken in custody but it remained to be seen whether Frank J Hogan as the prisoners counsel would re ly on that procedure He and his client meanwhile sat apparently undisturbed in the well of the senate while the trials pre parations proceeded 3 Clerks ICcnd Report Two clerks alternated in read ing the report which reviewed all of MacCrackens testimony before the inquiry committee During the lull Vice President Garner stepped down from his dais to speak to the smiling Hogan Senator Lewis Illinois the demo cratic whip also spoke and shook hands with the attorney both Ho gan and MacCracken rising The administration continued to hear criticism from private aviation Turn to Tuff Z Column 3 IN BREWER CASE Hunt Clews to Place Where Kidnaped St Paul Man Was Held If I werent in such a big hurry Id tell you all about Dollar Day which is going to be held in Mason City next WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY H ST PAUL Feb 12 wall of silence surrounded operations of police and department of justice agents today in their investigation of the kidnaping of Ed ward G Bremer St Paul banker The officers sought clews to the place where Bremer president of the Commercial State bank was held captive from Jan 17 when he was seized here until Feb 7 when he was released at Rochester Minn after payment of ransom Bremer rested over the weekend at his home He was under medical care immediately after his return when he was suffering from nerv ous exhaustion and the effects of a beating on the head on the day ho was kidnaped Authorities would not confirm a report that federal investigators and St Paul police also were fol lowing a clew in northern Minne sota A Minneapolis man whose Identity was shielded was reportec to have told of a house on Mille Lacs where three armed men selzec him recently but released him aft er blindfolding and then escorting him out of the territory Chief of Police Thomas Dahill to clay denied that local police or fed oral operatives had gone to Milli Lacs lake last night in their nun for the Bremer abductors I dont know anything about 1 and we did not go there last night Dahill said Senate Refuses to Recede From Its Amendments McArthur on Committee to Confer on Iowa 3 Point TaxBiU DES MOINES Feb 12 20000000 interim committee ta bill today went to a conference com mittee in the state legislature when the senate refused to recede froir amendments it had placed on th bill as passed by the house The senate approved by a vole o 38 to 0 a motion by Senator John K Valentine of Centerville chair man of the interim committee that it insist on its amendments Named by Lieut Gov Nels Kras chel as senate members of the con ference committee were Senators Valentine William McArthur of Marion City Claude Stanley of Corning and Homer Hush tif Es sex Named to Committee House members named to the con ference committee by Speaker George Miller were Representatives C L Rice of Kcoltuk John Speidel of Washington C E R Fuestcr of Ida and Elmer A Johnson of Linn The conference committee will start work immediately on the diffi cult task of seeking to settle the differences between the two houses The major differences center around the retail sales tnx and the use of evenue from the three point hill Before passing the bill last week he senate decided to make the re ail sales tax temporary and another unendment provided for a gradu nted scale rather than a flat rate Allocate Ilevemie Under the senate method of alll cating revenue Is to he iscd for poor relief this year not more than 6000000 a year for state purposes and the remainder credited back to the taxpayers on he basis of assessed valuations Lincoln Is Felt Yet at White House Signs of Stamp of His Individuality Are Still Strong By BESS FUBMAN WASHINGTON Feb 12 this the 125th anniversary of Abraham Lincolns birthday the stamp of his individuality is still trong upon the white house Of all the presidents who have ived at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue Jncoln seems to have been the one o remain there more in the spirit ifter his day was done The Lin coln tradition had a vital hold upon he republican Hoovers It was Her jert Hoover who restored the Lin coln study which had been used as a sleeping room by the Coolldges ind is now a sleeping room again Mrs Hoover gathered the old fashioned horse hair sofas the icavily carved bureaus with marble ops and the other furniture that obviously belonged to Lincolns time about his massive and elaborately carved bed in a northwest corner room used for guests That room remains and its there that more imaginative white house guests sometimes get the eerie feeling that Lincoln also remains In one of those conversations that cornea from President Roosevelt himself by way of a white house dinner guest who told a friend it was revealed that the presidents own daughterinlaw Mrs James Roosevelt askert to be excused from sleeping in that big old Lin coln bed because it looked and felt spooky However a long succession of presidents and their wives peacefully slumbered there In The odore Roosevelts time it was great ly in demand because the whole white house gang of small boys could sleep there at once SOCIALISTS RISE UP IN REVOLT STRIKE IN FORCE Martial Law Declared in Vienna and Linz Strike Galled VIENNA Feb 12 po litical powder house of Austria blew up today with a socialist gen eral strike and government repri sals which coat upwards of 50 lives as bloody fighting raged in Vienna Linz Grnz and finally spread to the munitions centers of Steyr Bruckanclermur and Eggcnberg At least 10 were killed in street fighting In Vienna From 31 to to var ious unofficial their lives in battles at Linz in which hand grenades machine guns and even artillery howitzers were used Siege of Vlcnnn Every military arm of the gov ernment augmented by the police and the fascist heimwchr was thrown into the conflict in an ef fort to restore order Vienna tonight looked like a cap After insisting on its amendments the senate devoted the remainder of its morning to legalizing acts and minor bills while the house ap proved a ir000 appropriation for the Vinton school for the blind and took up other measures The house by a vote of 73 to slaughtered the resolution of Repre sentative Zylstra providing for the installation of a radio set in the house with microphones on the desk of each member with a connection to some state owned or private broadcasting station The resolution as introduced had 01 signers Opposes Appropriation Representative Hopp of Mills op posed the appropriation for the Vin ton school declaring that the school has existed for the past 75 year with the present water system and could get along for a while longer with it He moved to reduce the ap propriation to but his motion was voted down 64 to 22 A senate bill appropriating S2 88588 to the liquor control com mission named last summer by Governor Herring passed that bod by a vote of 36 to 3 It received the bare constitutional majority re quired for passage of appropriation measures The money is to be ex Turn to Foxe 2 Column SI FRENCH POLICE AND REDS FIGHT 50000 Parade in Paris as General Strike Is Held Against Fascism PARIS Feb 12 red flag waved from the statue of the re public in the Place de la Nation late today as police fought com munists across a barricade In the Boulogne suburb of Paris The pitched the ministry of the interior described as one of several unimportant dis a short time after flOOOQ persons paraded In a capital vhcrc practically all business wns impended because of a federation t labor strike I AM by Deputy The parade was led by socialist leputy Leon Blum some of his olleagues of like political belief and a column of singing commun sts who bore red flags They marched down Cours de moved into the Place de a Nation listened to speeches and finally disbanded But before they left they hung red flag on the statue of the re public Against Fascism The strike was against fascism ant was for one day only The great demonstration was sig nalized by many loud arguments a few fist fights and no clashes with the police along the route All disorders reported including the death of a laborer were on the outskirts of the city ital besieged by an invading army Her broad strasscs were barri caded by barbed wire entangle ments Military trucks ambulances and buses mounted with machine guns patrolled thoroughfares open to traffic At every intersection where dan ger threatened machine gun crews their ugly weapons mounted for ac tion stayed on duty with orders to keep the peace at all costs Martial Martial law dariylngevery citi zen the right under penalty of death to possess a gun ruled in Vienna ancl Linz Even the famous old churches of Vienna with their ancient steeples were surmounted with the machine guns of government forces The government mobilized every available military force to suppress the uprising At Linz it sent artillery into ac tion after men had been killed In a battle at the socialist head quarters That battle began when govern ment forces attempted to rakl the headquarters and the socialists tried to beat them off with hand grenades Reply With Guns The police and soldiers replied with machine guns and they occu pied the headquarters A detachment of socialists retali ated with a raid on the police sta tion afterwards fortifying them selves on the bank of the River Danube It was there that the government artillery unlimbered In a sav Tnni Inirf 2 Column 4J Farmer Hunting His 4 Stolen Haystacks CLARKSBURG W Va Feb VI proverbial searcher for if needle in a haystack had a cinch compared with W H Harbert Jones Run farmer Hes looking for four of his hayatacks carted away by robbers Tnst week Bill for Regulation of Sugar Presented WASHINGTON cb 12 ator Costigan DColo today intro duced a bill to give the secretary of agriculture broad powers of regula tion over the American sugar mar ket according to the policy announc ed Thursday by President Roosevelt Spring Gardens DEAUTIFUL flower gardens Ilko D great battles arc won by win ter planning These are the days to map your spring plot annual beds analyzf soils de sign landscping effects Color bank must he whnt of seasonal progressions to Insure new blooms every month Annual Flowering Plants a special aid to horn gardeners is now 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