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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home MEM A R f r o F 10 w A I k c o HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 19 1934 SECTION ONE NO 114 Will Rogers HeardAgain Oklahoman of Well Known NameNot Retiring BROWN SAYS HE OBSERVED LAW By HERBERT MrUMMER WASHINGTON Feb 19 IPl Oklahomas sole congressman at large Will Rogers a country school master with a well known name took his seat in the present congress last March deter mined to make himself felt from the start Defying the traditional rule that first term ers are to be seen rather than heard Rogers started off with a hang He began a crusade against the rule of se World Leaders Pay Tributes to Belgian King WILL ROGERS niority by attempting to per suade the huge crop of democratic congressmen who came in on the Roosevelt landslide to assert their rights As new men in the bouse he urged his rookie colleagues al though we might not know as much about practical politics here as the older members we certainly might be just as intelligent He didnt get very far however He was not long in discovering that seniority is a congressmans most prized possession dearer to him than any of his rights An Unusual Whereas The 36 year old Oklahoman grad ually slipped back into the obscurity which envelops most first termers in the house his hopes for a larger voice in the affairs of that body about gone Then in the present session he in troduced a bill known S3 HR6485 In many respects HR6185 so far as proposed legislation is concerned should be placed in a class by Itself Read the first Whereas and judge for yourself Whereas passage of this bill could not possibly do harm would and measure toward bringing immediate relief from effects causated by pastchao tic economic conditions and would work restitution of billions of legiti mate values which now appear to be lost to those who worked a lifetime in their acquisition Theres nothingdull or technical there Its a Silver Move Rogers HR04S5 calls for free and unlimited coinage of silver at its market value It creates a new ancillary silver currency the unit of which is the quanto containing one ounce oi silver divided into 100 quantimes The quanto is made eligible at the commodity market valueof the sil ver it contdlns as a reserve for dol lar curency No one would be compelled to use this money but should there be un agreement among parties to use the quanto as legal tender for for eign and domestic transactions it would become a member of the cur rency family The proposal Is not likely to gel very far It has however attracted a lot of attention to the former Ok lahoma school teacher SEE GREAT LOSS TOALLEUROPEIN ALBERTS DEATH President Roosevelt Is Shocked Beyond By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tributes were paid Monday to Albert king of the Belgians by rulers statesmen diplomats polit ical leaders and other friends who had known and loved him for years Public men of many lands regard ed Albert as one of the worlds fore most figures Virtually all referred to the loss to Europe which his death causes President Roosevelt was shocked beyond expression at the logs of a ruler so universally beloved and whose energy and wisdom were so devoted to the ideals of peace und justice Outstanding Figure Former President Hoover praised the king as one of the outstanding figures of the war by virtue not only of his military courage but also for his great moral courage David Lloyd George wartime FALLS TO DEATH KING AIJBERT OF BELGIUM Name Successor to Murdered Teacher HARLAN Feb 19 Es ther Scott 22 Avoca has been se lected teacher of Monroe township school No 2 to fill the term of Misa Margaret Graves who was murder ed in the schoolroom by her suitor Herman Seick who later commit ted suicide prime minister of England said he was a wise monarch and a fine man King Alberts bravery during the World war caused the Archbishop of Canterbury to remark that de spite pressing danger he refused to betray the honor of his country tositoEarope The bishop of Landon vlewa his death as a terrible loss to Europe Military and naval leaders among them Earl Jellico commander of the British grand fleet during the war spoke of his splendid leader ship and the aid given the allies throughout the struggle Those who were his enemies dur ing the war joined in the tributes to King Albert the ruler and King Al bert the man President Paul von Hindcnburg of Germany expressed deep sympathy for Queen Elizabeth and the Belgian nation and other German officers in the World war were equally shocked They had always admired his courage and leadership they said Honrtfelt Condolences Pope Pius in a telegram to the queen expressing his deep grief sav We present you our most heartfel condolences and implore from th very good God the peace of the jus for the soul of so loved and worthy a sovereign and ask the grace celestial comfort for your majestj the royal family and the entire na lion so grievously tried Brand Whitlock American am bassador to Belgium during the war described the kings death as grievous calamity saying he wa a great friend of the United State nd its institutions Hugh S Gibson United State ambassador to Brazil for man ears envoy to Belgium said Kin Vlberts greatness modesty an ustice won him universal respect lope That Death Will Not Disturb Peace of Europe talesmen Worry Over How Leopold Will Handle Big Problems FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudincrg Monday night and Tuesday Slowly rising temperatures MINNESOTA Increasing cloudiness and not so cold Mon I day night Tuesday unsettled I light snow In northeast warm I er in south nnd extreme east portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures Ifor 24 hour period ending at 8 joclock Monday morning I Maximum Sunday 20 Minimum in Night Zero At 8 a m 2 Weather figures for 24 hour per od ending at 8 oclock Sunda morning Maximum 41 Minimum in Night i At 8 a m 10 Snow Trace The mercury dropped to zerc Sunday night for the first time thl month As the world mourned King Al ert hope was expressed in the apitals of the great powers that is death will not disturb the peace f Europe How the Crown Prince Leopold will handle Belgian inter nal difficulties including the oil racial problems and how he wil act toward Eu ropes political troubles of the hour one of the cluef of which is Hitlerism wor ried the states men of mnnj countries today France love King Albert a dearly as he own World wa heroes for hi stand against the Germans and in official circles hope was ex III ASKS BIG PAPERS TOffiDUCEHQS President Dissatisfied Wit Child Labor Provisions in Code WASHINGTON Feb 19 In approving the newspaper pub lishers code President Roosevelt made a request that papers with more than 75000 circulation in ci ties of 750000 or more place their news staffs immediately on a five day 40 hour week basis The presidents executive order required that a study be made with in GO days to determine permanent policy on the employment of child ren as delivery boys and paper salesmen and a further study to es tablish hour provisions for the edi torial staffs of all newspapers In accepting the code the presi dent said he was dissatisfied with its child labor provisions which pro vide that boys under IB may sell papers out of school hours between 7 a m and 7 pm In winter time and 7 a m and 8 p m in summer Johnson to Report The report on both questions will he made by Administrator Hugh S Johnson rather than independently by the American Newspaper Pub Tiim to rage 2 Column 5 pressed that his son and succes sor Leopold III will be as good a friend and ally Members of the Doumcrgue gov ernment were particularly shocked by the death of the ruler of the Bel gians because of the efforts France has been making to stem the tide of Hitlerism in Europe Racial difficulties among the Belgian people chief of which is the Flemish problem worry France Officials consider Belgian unity is now at stake and trust that Leo pold will be as successful as his father in keeping the Internal peace Call for Revolution BRUSSELS Feb 19 A com munist declaration calling on work ers to refuse to recognize future King Leopold III and inviting them o rise up against the government eft other political factions even op position groups cold today The leaders of these politica groups considered the manifesto an 11 timed and improper move coming as it did when all factions are unit cd in the common grief for the na most popular monarch in hei history Newton Man Killed and Three Injured as Car Hits Ditch NEWTON Feb 10 Clar once Rarldon of Newton was kille and his wife and two children critl cally injured when their car crashc into a ditch one mile east of Bax ter early today Mrs Raridon an the two children were brought to hospital here Mra Rarldons fac was badly cut and the children1 skulls were virtually crushed Hero King of Belgians Is Mourned Son of Albert to Be Leopold III 4th Royal Ruler By ALBERT W WILSON BRUSSELS Feb 19 gium mourned today her heroking and prepared for the coronation of his sorrowing son l Albert I king of the Belgians and commanderinchief of their army when ragged ill fed and suf fering it stood off the forces of Kai ser Wilhelm during the World war was killed late Saturday in a fall while mountain climbing It was his favorite sport and he was on expert but a bit of frost bitten rope broke in his hand and he plunged 3G feet to death Found 10 Hours Later They found him where he had fal len 10 hours later Death must have been instantaneous At all events the 58 year old king did not suf er His skull was fractured With all the pomp of royal ccre nony the state funeral of Albert I vlll be held Thursday Within 24 lours of the obsequies Crown rince Leopold will become at the ige of 32 the fourth king of the III Prince Leopold and the princess vere vacationing at Adelboden iwitzerland when word ot the kings death reached them The prince tired by a day of skiing vis Boiiiut asleep1 when j thereicnme pounding atAvthe vu rgcntly summonlng him to the telephone Arrive nt Brussels It was thus in Switzerland that tho young prince learned he must prepare to be king He went at once to the quarters of his consort and broke to her the news They started for Brussels im mediately arriving here early today The crown prince and princess the former Princess Astricl of Swe den 28 years old hurried to the royal castle at suburban Laeken Like Queen Klizabetn prostrated by grief the prince and princess re mained hidden today In the castle behind the guarded grilled fence while a throng milled soberly about outside Will Ilomove Body The first important ceremony during the period of mourning which will continue until after the funeral will be removal of the body to the royal palace in Brussels to iht The body will he borne on a aisson between solid walls of war eterans along the route through he veterans who remem er the great figure of a man six ect two inches tall who risked his fe almost daily to be close to his oldiers during the trying days of he World war The body will He in state at the alace until Thursday when it will e taken to the Saint Gudele ca hedral Interment will be In the oyal crypt at Laeken Queen Is in Privacy How the widowed 58 year old Queen Elizabeth was holding up under the sudden sorrow could not be learned today Since the first outburst of pas sionate distress in the death cham HOUSE DEBATES NEW METHOD OF NAMING JUDGES Bill Would Provide for Nonparty Elections in Iowa WIN FOR U S IN AIRMAIL FIGHT Slugged by Assailants SIOUX CITY Feb ID condition of John Freeman 19 Tekamah Nebr who was slugge by unknown assailants here was ri ported improved Turn to Tngt 1 Column 3 2HDWYNEKOOP TRIAL STARTED First Session Ends Without Jury Chosen Crowd Is Small Orderly CRIMINAL COURTS BUILD ING Chicago Feb 38 first day of the second trial of Dr Alice Lindsay Wynekoop 63 year old physician on charges of having m u r d e r e d her daughterinlaw Rheta in the basement surgery of her home ended today without a jury accepted The session lasted three hours fudge Harry B Miller announced t recess until tomorrow morning a 10 oclock Dr Wynekoop pleaded not guilty The trial was strangely differen from her first trial in the court of Judge Joseph B David a little ove a month ago Instead of a pushing fighting shouting mob of fans battling lo admission there was an orderl group of spectators witnesses jurors which did not even fill th limited capacity of tho room DBS MOINES Feb 10 house this afternoon took up the RiceGarnerAlesch bill providing for the nonpartisan nomination and election of judges Speaking for the bill Represent ative Rice of Keokuk said he con sidered it one of the most Import ant before the legislature Declaring its effect would be far reaching he told the members that New York was the only state which elected judiciary like Iowa and said he considered the present system one of the worst while the nonpar tisan nomination would he a pro gressive step Do you think that the judiciary are not functioning asked Repre sentative Avery of Clay I believe it would improve the present system replied Rice Sees No Handicap Representative Dornn of Boone said he failed to see any handicap in the present convention system and had heard na complaints against the supreme court A barrage against the bill was laid down by Representative Joha aaid This bill where Hemoved to strike out the entire bill The best that can be said for the bill is the worst thing that it can do for Iowa he said It opens up the way for every fellow with no qualifications to get into the ju dicial race Whern the rights of property and life are involved we dont want anyone picked out of a grab bag Wrangle Over Absentees The members got Into a wrangle over excusing members absent when a call of the house wns filed this morning A roll call showed 11 members not present Representative Bonatet ter of Kossiith moved to excuse the absentees temporarily but was voted down Opposition to any excuse except in the case of illness or death was registered by Representative John son of Linn who declared that it was as essential the absentees take part in the debate as In the voting Action Is Deferred On motion of Mitchell of Web ster action on the bill was deferred and ihe call lifted It was to be taken up this afternoon after a oint Beasion of the house and sen ite to hear an address by Edwarfl i Hayes national commander of he American Legion The bill sponsored by Rice Gar ler and Alcsch provides for both a nonpartisan nomination and election of the judiciary Ballots would he separate from the regular ballot and of a different color Candidates would be required to file their declaration with the secretary of state not earlier thnn 60 days nor Turn to Tnne 1 Column A Tho federal government lias won the first legal step lit defense of its cancellation of airmail contracts held by private companies with tho ruling of Federal Judge John C Knox of New York City dismissing tho action of tho Transcontinental nnd Western Air Inc for an In junction restraining tho execution of the order Jor cancelling the con tracts Judge Knox ruled his court was without Jurisdiction In the case because tho fedora government cannot bo sued without its permission National Legion Chief Addresses Legislature Saijs World War SAYS HE HELPED KIDNAP FACTOR Gangster Points Out Touhy and Two Henchmen as Guilty of Crime CHICAGO Feb 19 Costner told a jury today that hi helped kidnap John Factor forS70 000 pointed out Roger Touhy and two other gangsters on trial as members of the kidnap band Costner a little man who cam to Chicago from Tennessee to be a gangster testified in a soft draw that he and a dozen other Touh kidnaped Factor last Jul 1 and held him for 12 days Talking with apparent frankness Costner declared Touhy planned an directed the abduction and that th other defendants Albert Kator an Gustav Shaefer took leading role In the crime His own part Costner said con sis ted of carrying a at th time of the kidnaping and of guard ing Factor thereafter to Carry on Work of G A R DES MOINES Feb 19 Speaking before a joint convention of the senate and house Edward A Hayes national commander of the American Legion today told the Iowa legislators that its not so much the Insurrection of the ig norant we must fear in this coun try hut the laziness of the intelli gent He made reference to the bouse s enerable Civil war veteran and crgeant at arms Olcy Nelson say ig that the mantle of the G A R ow is falling upon the shoulders o ie Legion Uphold Law and Order Every post of the American gion is instructed to uphold law nd order this country he said learned the lesson of fol owing out our orders in the serv ce Wo are not trying to get verything into lookstep but we re trying to get people to thmk If we retain the union of ounlry we must get unanimity of houglit and action Pointing out that the American cgion is not a playboy organizn ion Hayes closed his address by asking that before you reach any adverse decision against the Ameri can Legion be sure and know your nets W G llenko Speaks W G Henke of Charles City Americanization chairman of the Iowa department of the American Legion said today that the recent United Slates supreme court decl upholding the Minnesota mort moratorium law was inspired before the Iowa depart ment Legion conference here Henke said the decision upholding law suspended property rights FINAL AIRMAIL FLIGHT FOR TWA Eddie Rickenbacker Crosses U S in 13 Hours and 5 Minutes age and tho principle of contracts He added that the court acted In fear of a social uprising or revolution The attendance at the state con ference was estimated at more than 1 500 Legionnaires MncNliler on Program Todays program Included an nil day meeting with talks by approx imately 25 men and women on the schedule The session will be climaxed by a banquet tonight at which Edward A Hayes national commander Hanford MacNider past national commander Hklgar Boschult Sous Chemin de Fer 40 and 8 James F Barton general manager ot the American Legion monthly and Gov ernor Herring will speak Leo J Duster Cedar Rapids Iowa department commander will be toostmoster The conference opened yesterday with a school of Instruction at which a half dozen men spoke NEWARK N J Feb 19 Capt Eddie Rickenbacker landed at p nt today to complete the lust commercial airmail flight for the Transcontinental and West ern Air Inc The flight a gesture to show ef ficiency in the handling of airmail by commercial plane started at Los Angeles at p m yester day TWA officials claimed it a record for commercial flights The plane a Douglas Airliner and tie newest type of commercial ship carried six passengers The elapsed time of the flight was 13 hours and n minutes TIic TWA officials said the fastest pre vious commercial transcontinental flight was made in 18 hours and 30 minutes elapsed time The record for the flight made in a speed plane is 10 hours nnd 19 minutes set in 1932 by Jamea Halxlip Thats what commercial airlines could do with the airmail Ricken backer said as he stepped from the plane First Flight Canceled NEWARK N J Feb 10 Pi Lieut George Shulgen section com mander of the army airmail division at Newark airport today canceled the first flight of an army mnil plane because of bad flying condi tions half an hour before it wnf due to begin Lieut Joseph JKelly scheduled to leave for Richmond Va with a load of mail at oclock wnf ordered to stay aground until fur ther notice Waiting for Word to fio CHICAGO Feb IB APPEARSBEFORE GROUP PROBING POCONTRACTS Denies Any Evidence of Collusion Was Ever Suggested WASHINGTON Feb 10 Walter F Brown postmaster gen eral in the Hoover administration told senate investigators todafcr that in awarding domestic airmail con tracts every requirement of law was observed and no evidence what ever of collusion between the bid ders thereon or the holders of any other airmail contract appeared or was ever suggested by anyone Appearing before the senate air mail investigating committee after charges that collusion and conspir acy had entered into the awards Brown testified that only three out of 34 domestic contracts were lei during his term of office Denies Any Just prior to his voluntary ap pearance the former postmaster general issued a statement denying any wrongdoing in awarding con tracts and naying it was Incon ceivable that President Roosevelt with nil the facts before him would sanction such a colossal Injustice as the cancellation of all contracts Developments of the committee hearings have Included the sending of one aviation company official to jail for contempt of the senate Wil liam P McCracken the assistant secretary of commerce for aero nautics in the Hoover administra tion also faces a 10 day jail sen tence for contempt but he plans to fight It In the coiuta Nothing Clandestine Brown statement read to the committee there wfcs nothingclandestine about the two meetings of mall opera tors and postofflce officials here May 1 and June 4 1930 at which Black has charged the airmail map was divided up and contracts let without competitive bidding No suggestion of dividing alr nmil operations among ttie com panies represented at these meet ings was ever made or contemplat ed Brown said and no agree ment or undcrntading with reaped to bidding on airmail contracts or refraining to bid on airmail con tracts by any of the operators pres cnt was made at either of those meetings or at nny other time In ruhlln Interest AH of the consolidations author ized by him he said were In the public interest and all resulted in improved service Brown said during his term nu contract was awarded to the Penn sylvania railroad Cor carrying the mail He said he owned 225 share of Pennsylvania stock Chairman Black began his nuiry with the appointment of Brown in 3321 by former President Hording as chairman of a commit tee to Invesligntc tho desirability of changing und consolidating the Turn Vane n Italian Train Wreck PIOMBINO Italy Feb 1J special train londed with stglil eers returning a fiesta hero an into another train yesterday dlling 16 persons ami injuring JJ eated official dispatches revealed oday The trains met headon near he village of Populonia Everyones Song Book AMERICA produces new songs faster than any other nation in the our people never stop singing the old favorites Everybodys Song Cook now available to GlobeGazotte readers through our Washington Informa tion bureau presents more than 200 of the nations most popular folk songs words and music It will be mailed to any address for 20 cents In coin to cover cost post age and handling Use coupon planes which will carry the Unite States airmail from Chicago wcr announced as set and waiting fo the word to go Encouraged by successful prac ticc flights in unfavorable weatht Sunday Lieut Col Horace V HIckam commanding the centra zone of the airmail organization commented The mall will go through as scheduled With clear and cold weather fore cast the first plane was scheduled to leave here for Cheyenne VVyo at 7 p m today Mason City ilnheGnxctto Information Bureau Frederic IliiHlcin Director Washington 11 I inclose 20 cent1 In coin care fully wrapped for Everybodys Song Book Name Street City State to Vrflhlngton IX C   

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