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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 23, 1934, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home COMP IS W E M a ART j T OF ID 1 r THK NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALT NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A ASSOCIATED PKEuS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 118 Undisturbed by Criticism No Misgivings Seen on Mail Contract Cancelation TOUHY AND 2 AIDES CONVICTED By HERBERT ASHINGTON Feb 23 the democrats are concerned over criticism leveled at them because of cancelation airmail contracts they have man aged so far to keep it well con cealed 1 Everyone from the president down apparently is undisturbed Were there mis givings or alarm over the subject in administration circles it would have been quickly detected in Wash ington Observers here are quick to note politicians are whistling to keep up their courage They havent heard a treble so far At Mr Roosevelts first press con ference after the contracts had been canceled he seemed not only will ing but eager to discuss the ques tion The correspondents who crowd ed around his desk pumped him with query after query all of which he answered with ease The first avalanche of criticism including the telegram of Colonel Lindbergh already had descended on his hend at the time too Senate Threat Fades In the senate where reactions to policy quickly find expression dem ocrats have found it scarcely neces sary to make a serious defense of the move Robinson of Indiana a republi ca did call attention to the charge made earlier by Representative Fisti of New York that only one company had been spared and said that it hac been suggested this company was a L contributor to the democratic itional campaign fund Black of Alabama chairman of he sinate committee investigating lcontracts promptly nssurec he desired to submit names Cow or hereafter I Juld be very glad indeed to sum ion them notify the senator to be present and I shall be very glad to ask the witness myself to wha1 party he contributed or permit that privilege to be given to the senator Thats how sure of their ground they all seem to be Confidence in President Criticism of the administration In this instance has been both wide spread and vigorous Perhaps no since the abandonment of the golf standard last May has a new deal move been so attacked The serenity and calm may be ex plained in two ways The presiden believes he has the goods on the airmail carriers developed by th Black investigation and can win hi cose in the courts Also he and hi whole administration feel that th country is with him in this contro versy As expressed by Joe Robin son democratic leader on the floo of the senate recently in reply to s republican jibe at the president I believe that the country has more confidence in Franklin D Roosevelt president of the Unitec States than it has in any other on man or in any other one group o men in the United States New Belgian King Crowned at Brussels EOPOLD TAKES OATH OF OFFICE TOBE4THRULER Foreign Diplomats and Representatives at Ceremonies BRUSSELS Feb 23 new king of the Belgians Leopold III vas enthroned today when the form er crown prince took the oath to defend the constitution before both houses of parliament He officially became king suc ceeding his father the late Albert I at the conclusion of the reciting of the oath at 11 oclock this morning The 32 year old monarch spoke the brief oath in French and repeat ed it in Flemish before the leglis atora and assembled dignitaries Cheer New Ruler A splendid array of foreign rep resentatives and diplomats in the lavishly decorated chamber of dep uties cheered the new ruler with the same enthusiasm as did thou sands of people who watched him on his ride to parliament from the royal castle at suburban Laeken Thousands of Belgians ecstatical ly shouting Vive le roi and wav ing flags and handkerchiefs hailed Leopold III on his triumphant ride Some sections along the brilliant route showed less enthusiasm than others but thereWere no organized counter manifestations Solid Pushing Throng Scattered antiroyalist elements among the crowds which pressed in a solid cheering pushing throng along the streets were drowned out in the roar of acclaim The new ruler was a striking fig ure as he dismounted to be greet ed by a special delegation and es corted to the special throne erected in the chamber After the seatingin ceremony the accession of Leopold m to the throne was announced to the wait ing thousands outside by trum peters They sounded a fanfarp from the steps of the parliament building A great cheer went up from the multitudes when the king emerged Remounts His Horse Amid shouts of acclamation Iw remounted his horse and headed the procession which moved through the streets of Brussels tu the royal palace in the same order as it had come from Laeken Queen Astrid because of the fact she is expecting the birth of a child did not participate in the procession from the royal castle She was borne by motor directly to the par liament building There she had Turn Vnsc 2 Column y Loss Caused by Fire in Railroad Chute at Des Moines DES MOINES Feb 23 today destroyed the Chicago Great railroad coal chute at S W Thirteenth street C J Foster assistant superin tendent the road estimated the loss at Approximately 80 tons were in the chute bins at the time of the fire Foster said it was believed the fire was started by defective wir ing Sfit Wea FORECAST Iowa Partly cloudy and con tinued colil Friday night and Saturday MINNESOTA Generally fair ind continued cold Friday night and Saturday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 17 Above Minimum in Night 4 Below At 8 A M Friday 1 Below Trace of snow The cold wave predicted for Wednesday was continued over into Thursday with a minimum In the night 4 degrees lower than any previous February temperature MRSMASS1EIN DIVORCE ACTION Extreme Mental Cruelty Is Charged Against Young Naval Officer RENO Nov Feb 23 Thalia Massie central figure in the sensational Honolulu attack case of 1932 filed suit for divorce from Liexit Thomas Hedges Massie young naval officer in district court here today Her complaint charged extreme cruelty entirely mental in char acter and alleged that said cruelty destroyed the purpose of the marriage and injured and im paired her general health They married at Washington D C Nov 24 1927 There are no children Mrs Massie did not ask for ali mony The divorce she said would be sought entirely at the Insistence of Lieutenant Massie He is sta tioned aboard the U S S Okla homa at San Pedro Cal Plan to Pay Pound Rates for Air mail House Group Votes as Brown Explains His Missing Files WASHINGTON Feb 23 The house postoffice committee to day voted to establish a fixed price a pound for airmail eliminating competitive bidding The figure Chairman Mead said will be fixed probably at around 2 mills a pound mile as against the 42 mills average for 1932 Under competitive bidding he told newspapermen we are sup posed to have had a number of com panies getting together and agree ing who should make the lowest bid and what his bid should be That brought us rates averaging 42 a poundmile Would Cut Rate Under the new system the rate automatically would be around 2 mills a pound while with the best available carrier selected Representative Kelly au thor of the bill now before the com mittee said this change would re sult in a reduction from the 000000 spent for airmail in 1932 to around 9000000 Mead added that the committee probably will adopt an amendment permitting1 these contractors whose contracts have been canceled to come back in the government ser vice under very severe stipulations and restrictions Lett to Secretory Meanwhile Walter F Brown postmaster general under Presi dent Hoover told seriate airmail lur vestlgators that he to the judgment of his secretary what ol iiis personal correspondence should be burned when he left office On the stand for the fifth conse cutive day Brown previously had explained details of the award of airmail contracts during his admin stration I told my secretary Kenneth Brown said Id like or him to go over my personal cor and use Ms own judg ment in sorting out papers that might be of value to me and to dis ose of the part that had no value had no place to store it without a ood deal of expense Brown said emphatically how ever that he told McPherson to sort over only his personal papers Never Saw Files He said he never saw his office lies while postmaster general caving that to subordinates Department employes have told the committee that official corre spondence was put into the furnace at the direction of Browns secre tary at the end of the Hoover ad ministration A few days after that testimony Brown turned over a sheaf of let ters to Postmaster General Farley saying lie hi found them unexpect edly in a chest of personal corre spondence and odds and ends left over from his days in office He said at tho time the letters were those which the department employes had testified were burned House Quits for Day Out of Respect for Late Joseph Hooper WASHINGTON Feb 23 After hearing eulogies of the lat Representative Joseph L Hooper Michigan republican member who died suddenly after yesterdays ses sion the house adjuorned today ou of respect to him 20 LARGE FIRMS PUT 20 BILLIONS IN 1929 MARKET Senate Stock Probers Give Statistics of Their Survey WASHINGTON Feb 23 Statistics showing that a group of 20 large corporations poured more than 520000000000 into the spec ulative boom market of 192 were made public today by the senate stock market investigating com mittee The committee gave out the re sults of a survey showing that the selected group of corporations had almost a billion dollars in the mar ket at one time near the peak of the boom in the fall of that frenzied speculative year The twenty billion figure was a cumulative total of all moneys ad vanced with the amounts in at any one time varying greatly Standard OHBiggest The largest total during the eriod wan for the tanclard Oil company of New Jer ey This company apparently had a apid turnover of loans however ecause its biggest single days ad ance was 597824000 less than ome of the others On the other side of the capilol he constitutionality of the Fletcher rlaybuni billfor regulating stock exchanges was challenged by Thom as B Gay counsel for the New fork stock exchange Uniler State Control Gay contended that however ne essary the control of the so tailed abuses and conduct of stock ixchanges congress was without onstitutional power to do it be ause transactions were of uii intra itatc and not interstate character ind hence should be controlled by he states The survey total wag made pub ic by the committee as it called of some of the lompauies for questioning about he loans The survey covered 20 of tho big jest corporations in the country nit the total included only 17 ol hem as the others did not give the iggregate of their loans Give Brokers Loans Representatives of cities Service company and Electric Bond and Share testified to the committee thai their brokers loans during the year aggregated 5285000000 and 000000 respectively Their daily average for the year was 10000000 and respectively R P Rcsor assistant treasurer o Standard Oil testified his com lanys daily average of loans fo year was ReicKbank President Promises Mark Will Not Be Devaluated BERLIN Feb 23 will no devaluation of themark Dr Hjalmar Schacht president the reichbank has promised German bankers Such a move he told a group oi bank executives yesterday woulc only result in further devaluation by the United States and Great Britain The central bank president warned his hearers they would be out of a job unless they catch the nazi spirit The men who today head Ger man banks he said can fulfil their tasks only if with a full heart they devote themselves to thespirt of the new state More Than 2000 on Strike in Racine and 5 Plants Close Dowr RACINE Wis Feb 23 Morc than 2000 industrial worker of Racine were on strike today a a labor demonstration gained mo mentum Five large plants in th states second largest industria center were virtually idle They ar two plants of the J I Case com pany the Eisendrath Tannery th Nash plant and the factory of th Oater Clipper company CONFESSES PLOT Soon lifter a confederate had committed suicide Jack Lacy ulliis Wymnii con fessed to Chicago authorities that he huil participated In a plot to kidnap E 1 Adler mid west newspaper executive As sociated Press New Chapters in Criminal Career TAX BILL OVER FINAL HURDLE On Way to Statute Book After Senate Approval of Report DES MOINES Feb new tax bill was on it way to the statute books today af ter the state senates action in push ing it over the last hurdle to final legislative approval A senate vote of 29 to 21 yester day adopted a conference committee report which previously had been approved by the house and the bill was sent on its way to the gover nor It becomes effective upon pub lication The governor is expected to sign the measure promptly to add to Iowas 87 year old tax system the three new levies which it an individual net income tax of 1 to 5 per cent a coporafion net in come tax of 2 per cent and a retail sales tax of 2 per cent Will Yield While the individual and corpora tion net income levies are intended as permanent additions to the state tax system the retail sales tax as finally approved is self expiring at the end of three years Sponsors estimated tlmt the new taxes will produce nearly 000 a year placing receipts of the retail sales levy at about 000 income from amusements li FAge V Column Man Who Sought to Kidnap Adler Suspected of Bank Robbery CHICAGO Feb 23 chapters in the criminal career o John Lacy were uncovered by pro secutors today as they prepared ti ask the grand jury to indict him for kidnaping conspiracy Morose after learning his part ner in the bungled kidnap attempt Charles W Mayo of Birmingham Ala had committed suicide in a cell Lacy was said to have given information which led authoritiei to suspect him of bank robbery Five years ago Prosecutor Ma Coghlan said Lacy deserted hi wire and two children in Tinle Park southwest of Chicago Following that he served a terrr in the North Dakota state prisoi for forgery in Bank Robbery Coghlan said he believed Lacy re turned to Tlnley Park a year and participated in a bank rob bery The prosecutor said ho believe Lacy had never lived in Daven port the home of 1C P Adler news paper publisher whom Mayo anci Lacy selected as their first kidnap victim A bizarre plot to carry Adler out of the Morrison hotel here in a huge trunk was frustrated when Adler put up a fight and frightened away the wouldbe abductors Lacy used the name of Norman Wyman during his residence in Tin ley Park Coghlan said and that probably was his true name Of Prominent Family We believe Lacy is a member of a prominent family in Fort Worth Tex Coghlan said His only re quest to authorities is that his fam ily be kept ignorant of the present case We have agreed to that Coghlan said Lacy made his first visit to Davenport three weeks ago with Mayo adding that neither of them appeared to have criminal connections in either Davenport or Des Moines They planned the kidnaping on the first trip to Davenport Cogh lan said They returned there a week ago yesterday and spent the Turn to IaKe 2 Column fl HOUSE REJECTS AMENDMENTS TO ITS LIQUOR ACT Measure Expected to Be Sent to Conference Committee DES MOINES Feb 23 louse of representatives today re fused by a vote of 2 to 03 to concur p senate amendments to the liquor control bill The measure immedi ately was messaged back to the other branch If the senate refused to recede rom its amendments the measure hcn goes to a conference commit tee It generally is expected the bill tvill wind up in conference Meanwhile the house and senate continued to work today on bills of general character Two in Favor The two house members voting for concurrence in senate amend ments were Crouch and Hartman These absent or not voting were Alcsch Bowers Donlon Grell Jen kins Koch McDermott Mamece Moore of Benton Ostby Porter Sheridan and VViese Representative McCleery of Linn asked whether the bill had been re ceived from the senate and in formed that it had requested that it be taken up at once Representative Fabritz of Wapel lo chairman of the house Uquor control committee told the house that the senate had made a num ber of amendments and that he very seriously questioned whether the house would accept them Wise to Refuse He said he believed it wise to re fuse to concur McCreery then ask ed Fabritz to request the confer ence committee if necessary be named to expedite matters by stay ing in the city over the weekend with a view of bringing back a re port Monday Fabritz said if on the committee he was willing to work 24 hours a day and Speaker Miller advised the Liin representative that he would urge that the committee ex ert every effort to make its report speedily The major differences were on in creasing the commission personnel from three to five and their salaries from 3fiOO to permitting pale by licensed hotels restaurants and clubs for consumption on prem ises of wine of natural fermenta tion permitting drug stores to sell liquor for medicinal purposes on prescription from a licensed phy sician and permitting vineyardists to sell wine for consumption off the premises GILS Tax Refund The senate rlevoted its entire morning in further discussion of the new gasoline tax refund hill The measure had been explained briefly by special Assistant Attorney Gen eral Leon Powers on the day before Possibility that a provision of the bill might be deemed unconstitu tional and that this would endanger the which the state col lects under the present gasoline tax law was voiced by speakers at an other point in the discussion The section in question would al low the state treasurer to change the specifications from time to time Senator George Patterson of Burt and others argued that this might be construed as an attempt to dele KOGER TOIIIIV BEER BILL NOW UP TO SENATE New 4 Per Cent Law Given Approval of House by 62 to 42 Vote DES MOINES Feb 23 A bill to permit the retail sale of beer of 4 per cent alcoholic content by weight today had reached the half way mark in the Iowa legis lature Passed by the house late yester day by a vote of G2 to 42 the meas Mrs Vallee Enjoined From Suing Husband Except in New York NEW YORK Feb 23 Vallee orchestra leader today was granted a temporary injunction re straining his wife Fay Webb Val lee from suing him in California or anywhere else than New York for divorce and maintenance Supreme Court Justice Barnard L Shientag who granted the injunction said in hla decision that Mra Vallces Cali fornia action was an obvious at tempt to harrass her husband Turn In Patre Z CVilnmn 8 BWftits consideration bythe senate The bill considerably amendec from the form in which it was in troduced was the subject of a three days debate and makes a numbet of changes from tho present law other than raising the alcoholic content The outstandingproposals and changes contained in the house measure include May rImiumcturc Brewers may manufacture beer of higher than 4 per cent alcoholic content for shipment outside the state Free beer and free lunches with the exception of crackers pretzels and cheese are banned in retail es tablishments Refrigerated beer may be sold in any quantity for consumption off the premises Prohibits all outdoor advertising of beer No retail beer establishment may be within 200 feet of a building used for school purposes Issuo Licenses County boards of supervisors may Issue licenses to persons in villages incorporated prior to Jmi 1 1034 find to incorporated golf and country clubii having a bonu fide membership of 50 or to clubs af filiated with a nationally incorpor ated organization 6cea from such permits would accrue to tlic coun ty Blanket permits costing are provided for railway and parlor car companies with a fee for each duplicate permit Brewers would not be required to pay the tax of 5124 a barrel for beverage shipped outside the state Brewers failing to make their re port and pay their tax by the tenth of each calendar month would be subject to a 10 per cent penalty Labels of all beer containers are required to state the alcoholic con Turn In rnjte 2 Column 7 SET SENTENCES OFKIDNAPERSAT 99 YEARS APIECE Jury Finds 3 Gangsters Guilty of Abduction of Factor CHICAGO Feb 23 law after three trials has put the finger on Roger Touhy one of the last and most notorious of the dry era des peradoes A jury convicted Touhy and two others early today for the abduction of John Jak the Barber Factor and fixed tha prison sentences of all three at OB years Those convicted with him were Albert Kntov and Gustav fellows in a once mighty combine against law and order With todays verdict authorities said the last of the gangs which uring prohibition gave Chicago an luwclcomc reputation us a capital f crime has been destroyed Only of the big shot gangs remain and their trail is kept con itantly hot Deliberated fl Hours Touhy Kator and Schneter in shackles heard the bad news after midnight today when a criminal court jury after six hours deliberation returned Its verdict A previous trial ended in a jury dis agreement Before that in St Paul Touhy was acquitted of a federal charge of kidnaping William Hamm Jr The verdict marked one of tha few victories in state courts for the prosecution of major kldnaplngs The others In recent crime history were the convictions of the kidnap ers or August Lueri Alton banlifer and of James Hackett Blue Island Hi gambler The sentences in those cases ranged from life Imprisonment to five years The conviction of the Touhy gangsters came after a seven day trial Sentence Issue The first ballots resulted in an unanimous verdict of guilty The second was taken after arguments between tlie jurors as to whiit the sentence would be One half of them were reported to have held out fur the death penalty A second vote however resulted in an unanimous verdict of 99 years in prison The state had asked for the death penalty or at least 09 years and unless the sentence is made invalid by a new trial or a reversal by the supreme court the Touhy men will go to prison to remain for at least 33 required time before they would he eligible for parole Hearing on a motion for a new trial is set for Saturday The luck whicii carried Roger Toughy the curly headed leader of the Touhy gang through two other kidnaping steadily from bad to worse during the seven flnyi of Iiiv second trial Olhcrs Are Captured The day before it opened two Touhy followers were seized in Bal timore In the middle of the trial one of Costncr a Ten nessee bad man who was imported for the and implicated the others Next day an A lowed his example and admitted collecting the suitcase full oC cash Turn i 2 Column 8 Careers for Women Army Flyers Leg Broken in Jump With Parachute Chicago Bound Not Carrying Any Airmail FIIEMONT Ohio Feb 23 TV Army Pilot Norman Burnett bailed out of his ship seven miles north of Fremont early today and suffered a broken left leg in hla parachute de scent Burnett was out of Cleveland for Chicago He did not have a load of mail with him He was found at 7 a m EST by Irwin Bowersox a farmer three hours after the accident Burnett said he encountered a blizzard lost iiis bearings and decided to take to his chute Fails to Call He thought he was far away from habitation and failed to call out for help until daylight When he started yelling at 7 a m Bowersox heard the cry and responded with assist ance sending the flyer in a motor car to Memorial hospital Hospital attendants said they were uncertain as to the full extent of the flyers injuries but believed he was suffering from exposure and shock In addition to the frac ture Near Farmhouse The flyer came down on the Bowersox farm and in reality he was but a few hundred yards from the farmhouse when he fell The plane was not found imme diately but a group of farmers and rural officers started out in search of the wreckage Their tank was made difficult by the snowstorm The flyer left Cleveland at a m and crashed shortly there after Weather conditions when he departed were reported favorable wc are seeking economic independ business and civic pursuits in the arts and professions For the first time In American history we have a woman in the cabinet an other as minister to Denmark To assist women in determining ca reers our Washington Information bureau oCfers a booklet of prac tical suggestions questions and ans wers on feminine vocations Send G cents in coin to the GlobeGazette Washington Information bureau to cost postage and handling Use coupon Mason City Information Hurrau FrcclBrlc 1 Hasklii Director Washington D C I 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