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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 26, 1934, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home XES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 26 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 120 Want to Sit in Senate Members of House Expected to Try for Seats BY HERBERT PLUMMER WASHINGTON Feb 26 Gossip lias it that more mem bers of the house than usual azc looking am bitious eyes to w a r d senatorial seats in the con gressional elec tions later on tbis year The house al ways has been a good training ground for the senate Joe Robinson of Arkansas the democratic lead er was elected for five successive terms Pat Har rison of Mississippi served four terras before going to the senate Byrnes of South Carolina regard ed as one of the shrewdest tacti cians among the democratic leader ship credits his 14 years of service in the house for much of his success And Barkley Kentucky mention ed with Byrnes as probable leader of his party in the senate when and if Joe Robinson steps out has a record of longservice in the house Encouraging Precedents The recent success of several house members in graduatingto the senate probably has encouraged others to make the attempt Gibson of Vermont Lonergan of Connecticut Overtoil of Louisiana and Dieterich of Illinois were mem bers of the house in the seventy second congress but in this con gress are senators Young Joe Bailey of Texas is said to have his eye on the seat held by Tom Connally Bailey son of a fa mous father who sat ao long in the senate is now congressmanat l large Milligan democrat of sojrreportedeagerfor the aeatnow Held by SenatorPatterson Jja republican Patterson is the man took Jim Reeds seat when the latter retired Truax MayKun Representative Truax of Ohio is reported desirous of succeeding Sen ator Fess Truax ran against Fess in 1928 as the democratic candidate but was defeated in the Hoover as congrcsiman atlarge in 1932 he polled 1208631 votea Two other members of the house figurein the gossip as having sen atorial ambitions Friends of Rankin of Mississippi are said to be urging him to run against a fellow democrat Senator Stephens There has been no indica tion however that Rankin has made up his mind The same situation seems to exist in Tennessee It is rumored that Gordon Browning is being urged to try to unseat the veteran Senator McKellar Expect Outline of Tariff Plans From White House Parley WASHINGTON Feb 26 clarification of President Roose velts tariff plans was expected to come from a white house meeting today with his top ranking foreign trade experts Indications were that he would ask congress for powers to nego tiate reciprocal tariff treaties with out requiring senate ratification Summoned to the session were Secretaries Hull Wallace Morgen thau George N Peek special trade advisor to the president and the interdepartmental commercial policy committee FORECAST IOWA Fair not so cold in west and north central portions Monday night Tuesday fair with rising temperatures MINNESOTA Pair not quite so cold Monday night Tuesday fnlr with rising temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 7 Above Minimum in Night 11 Below At 8 A M 0 Below Weather figures for 24 hour peri od ending at S oclock Sunday morning Maximum g Above Minimum in Xlght I Below At 8 A M 2 Above Snowfall 1 Inch 1rcclpitatlon 11 of nn Inch SCORES DEAD IN STORMS FIRES Urges New Federal CommissionEightKUM inAirWreck Died at Once HOUSE VOTES TO END SESSION AT Senate Passes Religious Affiliations Bill by 37 to 7 Vote DES MOINES Feb 26 Moving rapidly toward filial ad journment of the special assembly session the state senate today passed the Anderson religious af filiations bill while the house de bated another controversial meas ure the highway patrol bill Definite steps looking toward sine die adjournment were taken by the house which passed by a vote of 85 to 16 a concurrent reso lution setting the time for closing the session at noon this Saturday March 3 Senate approval is required be fore the adjournment date actually is determined Speed with which dif ferences between the two houses over the liquor control bill are settled will be a factor in sotting the closing time Near Liquor Agreement The housesenate conference com mittee to effect compromises on the liquor control bill was near agree ment today and a report is expect ed tomorrow An unofficial but authoritative source asserted that the committee had agreed on a number of amend ments attachedto the bfiUby the senate and that the remaining dif ferences would be disposed of at n conference tonight Indications were that the chiel amendments still under debate are those permitting drug stores to sell liquor on prescription of physicians and allowing hotels clubs and res taurants to sell wine of natural fer mentation Keliglous Affiliations Bill After considerable rewriting the religious affiliations bill sponsored by Senator Paul Anderson of Har court was passed by the senate by a vote of 37 to 7 and sent to the house for further consideration As introduced the measure would have prohibited inquiry Into the re ligious affiliations of an applicant for teaching or public positions in the state but a number of amend ments changed it materially It now provides that any viola tion of the provisions prohibiting discrimination on religious grounds shall constitute a misdemeanor pun ishable by a fine of to 100 or 30 days imprisonment or both fine and imprisonment Inquiry into re ligious affiliations would constitute evidence of violation Increased Intolerance Opponents of the bill contended that instead of accomplishing its purpose of reducing religious intol erance it would have the opposite 1 Turn lo pajfc 4 column 3 WINS POINT IN WYNEKOOP CASE Prosecution Given Right to Present Statement by Dr Alice CRIMINAL COURTS BUILD ING CHCAGO Feb 26 attempt by the defense to bar the statement by Dr Alice Uindsay Wynekoop that she shot her daugh terinlaw Rheta after she had succumbed to an overdose of chloro form was overruled today by Judge Harry B Miller The defense claiming that the statement was a confession of guilt obtained under duress made a mo tion that it be not admitted with out a hearing on the manner in which it was obtained The jury was excluded while Prosecutor Charles S Dougherty argued against the motion by W W Smith defense attorney We contend that it Is not a con fession said Dougherty It is purely ao incriminatory statement an exculpatory He produced rulings to show that statements which merely incrim inate a person accused of a crime and which do not confess to the crime are admissnble without re gard to the manner in which they were obtained Attorney Smith argued vehem ently that the statement was a confession Bonner 66 Retired NW Superintendent Succum bs Dies at Clear Lake Funeral Will Be at Eagle Grove CLEAR LAKE Feb E Bonner 56 retired superintend ent of the Northern Iowa division of the Chicago and North Western railroad died Sunday evening at his home in Clear Lake followinga stroke suffered Sunday noon He had served the North Western for 44 years continuously and retired in August 1931 because of ill health The body was taken to the Ku bitschek and Kostler funeral home at Eagle Grove where it will remain until Wednesday noon Funeral ser vices will be held at oclock Wednesday afternoon at Eagle Grove and the body taken to Jewell for burial Mr Bonuer was born Sept 1807 on a farm near Jewell He was the youngest of six sons and was the last one to succumb He began work as brakeman Mr the North Western railroad in 1887 and was promoted to conductor in 1900 He was made trainmaster in 1909 He was elevated in 1920 to the su perinteudency of the Iowa division with headquarters in Eagle Grove When the Iowa division and Northern Iowa division were con solidated in 1925 he was made su perintendent of the Northern Iowa division with headquarters in Ma son City All of Mr Bonners rail road experience was with the North Western in this territory Surviving arc his wife a son GEORGE E KONNKH Frank C Bonner of Clear Lake two daughters Mrs L Reynolds of Chadron Nebr and Mrs A C Giger of Belle Plaine and a grand daughter Farm Conference of Governors to Gather March 10 Olson and Herring Call for Meeting in Dec Moines of 15 States ST PAUL Feb farm conference of governors and repre sentatives of leading farm organiza tions of 15 agricultural producing states to be held at Des Moines March 10 to 12 inclusive was called today by Gov Floyd B Olson of iMinnesota In his call which he said was at the authorization of Gov Clyde Her ring of Iowa Governor Olson an nounced a plan will be presented at the conference for a congressional act providing for compulsory pro duction control of basic agricultural commodities and for fixing of a fair market price for the com modities Iriicpnl Features The plan will also Include the principal features of the present program of Secretary of Agricul ture Henry Wallace with respect to processing taxes and paymentof benefits to those producers who are compelled to reduce their production of agriculture products Governor Olson pointed out that a similar plan adopted at a mid western farm conference at Des Moines on Oct 30 was turned down by Secretary Wallace but that since that time President Roosevelt has recommended passage of the Bank head bill which provides for compul sory control of cotton production Sends Joint Invitation The governor sent thejoint invi tation to the chief executives of North and South Dakota Wisconsin Illinois Nebraska Ohio Kansas Missouri Oklahoma Indiana Mon tana Wyoming and Colorado and to the principal farm organizations of those states Iowa and Minnesota complete the group Farm leaders in the agricultural states are practically unanimous in their belief that compulsory crop production control and price fixing through governmental action is the only solution for the unfortunate position in which agriculture is placed in the United States in re lation to industry and otherwise Governor Olson said in his call Delighted to Entertain DES MOINES Feb 20 Clyde L Herring of Iowa said to day he had talked with Governor Ol son of Minnesota this morning and planned the conference of 15 state executives here March 1012 I shall be delighted to entertain the governors again Herring said Amendment of New Airmail Law Favored by House Committee WASHINGTON Feb 26 Chairman Mead told reports today the house postoffice committee fa vored amendment of the present law to pevmlt aviation companies whose airmail contracts have been cancelled to bid for new contracts made ommlttee had approved a maximum two mill a pound mile rate for air mail transportation and left the way open for possible adoption of a com petitive bidding policy further to re duce the coat Meanwhile the senate heard a dispute between Chairman McKeilar DTena of the postoffice com mittee and Senator Robinson R Ind over the administrations cancellation ol airmail contracts and deaths of army flyers Ball Accuses Jlrown Clifford Ball formaloperator of a PittsburghCleveland route oc cupied the special senate investigat ing committee throughout the morning with an elaboration of his charge that former Postmaster Gen eral Walter F Brown had forced him to sell out to Pittsburgh Avia tion Industries Inc Under present law the airmail companies whose contracts were cancelled are barred from bidding further for five years The house committee added a lim itation which would prevent any carrier from receiving more than 50 cents a mile Chairman Mead said the commit tee later would consider a recom mendation to it by one of Its advis ers under which competitive bids would be accepted Well Thinned Scheme Denying recent testimony of Brown that he had been guilty of promoting airmail to increase his government payments Ball asserted the same accusation had been cir culated in 1930 by Pittsburgh avia tion industries officers He called it a portion of a well planned scheme to cjpfame my character and ruin my reputation in order to take away his mail contract The story he said was circulated by George R Hann and Richard W Rohbins Pittsburgh aviation Indus tries officers Ball explained his alleged promo tion of airmail consisted of paying part of the postage on a house or gan circulated by a business con cern in return for which the concern advertised the advantages of air mail Payments Withheld He said the postoffice department had fined him 55000 and withheld paymeta due him until he had sold out The total paid Ball for his line he said vyas 5137500 plus approxi mately 530000 salary He insisted however that a hard bargain had been driven with him Senator Austin brought out that the physical assets of the line had been appraised at 573000 Mrs to Be Buried in Iowa NEW YORK Feb 26 John A L Waddell wife of a wide ly known consulting bridge engi neer will be buried Friday at Coun cil Bluffs Iowa She died Sunday at the age of 77 SYSTEMS BOARD F Three Iowa Men Lose Their Lives When Ship Crashes SALT LAKE CITY Feb 26 The wrecking of a giant United Air line transport last Friday was so swift and sudden line officials snid Spnatf DpKates Ptan fn Ldily that thc eight PerKns who UCHcUt IvtUdieS nan CO died never knewwhat happened The plane fell vertically like n great ball of steel and struck the ground with such force that the en gine was imbedded in the ground up to the cabin All the bodies were pushed for ward said Leon Cuddeback assist ant to Chief Pilot H T Lewis of Increase Allowances to Veterans WASHINGTON Feb 20 Another legislative chore was given congress today by President Roose velt creation of a federal commis regulate communication sion to systems United Airlines The ship did not move after it struck the ground There was no evidence of fire In a special message the chief ex Death must have been instantaneous utwe asked that regulatory power to all dend ecut over wires cables and radio be transferred to the proposed govern mental branch The message arrived while the senate was debating whether to in crease veterans allowances and the house was consideringthe agricul ture department appropriations bill Proposal Liberalized The senate administration forces today further liberalized their com promise proposal on veterans bene fits by broadening it to include Spanish war veterans The revised proposal was offered by Senator Byrnes DS Car In charge of the independent offices bill for the administration forces as a counter proposition to a more liberal one by Senators Steiwer ROre and McCarron Under certain conditions the Byrnes proposal would restore to the rolls Spanish veterans clim ated by the economy act with a ihelc for mer pensions Wado In Snowdrifts The SteiwerMcCarron propose would provide a 90 per cent pay ment Committee members waded snow drifts to the cupitol earlier to study a variety of legislation Many ar rived late their faces red from the wintry breezes Before the senate banking com mittee George U Harris denied that the New York stock exchange was attempting to organize opposi tion to the FletcherRayburn bill for federal control of the exchange He is a member of its governing committee Compulsory Control The Bankhead bill for compulsory cotton control was amended by the house agriculture committee to pro vide that 10000000 of 950o7oOO bales might be sold tax free from the current crop A house naval subcommittee heard from Edward P Warner for mer assistant secretary of the navy that steady increases In commer cial business were responsible in large measure for huge navy air plane engine profits from 1926 to Indications that a senate vote might be reahed soon on the St Turn to 4 column 1 Jury Disagrees in Lillian Studer Case Unable to agree after 42 hours of deliberation the jury in the 10 damage action brought by Lil lian Studer against Lawrence Mat zen and his brother Alvin was dis missed Sunday afternoon at oclock by Judge Joseph J Clark A new trial has been scheduled to begin March 12 accordingto one of the attorneys In the case Love Is Like That Tiggie Turner hated John Norman as much as any man could despise anotiier be cause Norman had deserted his wife an expectant moth er and Tiggie had grown to love her In spite of this Turner risked his life to save the man he loathed though his own happiness was crash ing about him as he did so The greatest action of the en tire story is carefully pre served until the final pages in Storm Drift By Ethel M Del Beginning Tuesday Feb 27 in THE GLOBEGAZETTE Miss MurjCurler steward ess formerly of Omaha and Chattanooga Tcnn Lloyd Anderson Cheyenne pilot Erie G Uanlclson Cheyenne copilot J J Sterling mayor of lion ton Harbor Mich Marcellus Zinsinnstcr Des Moines loxva Evald Berglund Boone lowu Bert Mclaughlin Perry town K L Walker Rods Springs Wyo Missing since last Friday shortly after it had taken off here for Chey enne with five passengers and crew of three the transport waa found wrecked In a snow covered pass 20miles east of here The wreckage was sighted at dusk yes terday by a searching plane Find Mangled liodicH A rescue party of company offi cials which reached the scene through deep snow two hours later found the mangled bodies of the two pilots and the five passengers thrust into the forward end of the plane and imprisoned by wreckage Only the body of the stewardess Miss Carter was intact It lay on top of those of the others Identifi cation was possible only by jewelry and clothing for the wings which were cracked virtually every part of the craft was smashed Thc tail hung drunkenly like a boys broken kite Carried Ttvo Milts Several hours were required to extricate the bodies from the wreckage They were carried two miles to the Lincoln highway where ambulances brought them to this city The nose of the plane had to be dug from the ground before baggage and express could be re moved from the forward compart ment Judge John C Green coroner of Summit county a member of the Tuni tu column 2 vision probably was Impaired the snow The locomotive turned over and Lehman and Palmer were buried beneath the wreckage Three of the seven cars derailed were pullman coaches Passengers were thrown from berths and badly shaken HE BAILED OUT Lieut Nornmn Burnett of Urn nriny airmail service lost his way in si blinding snowstorm near Fremont Ohio but hailed out of his plnnc mid escaped with 11 fractured ankle His plane was wrecked Asso ciated Press GAS VICTIM SON OF NORTH IOWAN Edward N Wentworth One of Nine Dartmouth Col lege Students Killed Edward WentwoHhi 2i Chi cago who was one of nine students who died of carbon monoxide poi soning Sunday in a fraternity house nt Dartmouth college Hanover N H was known in Mason City md St Ansgar He and his mother bad spent their summers for sev ers years in St Ansgar Mrs Alma Wentworth Edwards mother was born and reared in St Ansgar She was formerly Alma McCulla James McCulla of St Ans gar is Edwards grandfather Lester McCulla oncl W E Bram liall who operate the Pnntry in Ma son City and live at 020 Washing ton avenue northwest also knew Edward well Mr McCulla is an Uncle and Mrs Bramhall Is a cousin Mr and Mrs Herbert McCulla 32 Eleventh street northeast are also related to Edward Mrs Went MASON CITY 11 BELOW ZERO AS NATION FREEZES Tornado Sweeeps South With Death List of at Least 24 By THE ASSOCIATED IRKSS Wintry death ridinga southern tornado an Atlantic coast blizzard an ill fated passenger air liner and fires fanned by wintry gales num bered scores of victims Monday In the deep south authorities rushed food clothingand medical aid to communities in three states where tornadoes ripped and tore Sunday Fourteen were known to be dead in Alabama eight in Mis sissippi and two in Georgia Many were injured as the storms wrecked homes A two day search for a missing air liner ended Monday night when its five passengers and a crew of three were found dead near a snow bound canyon not far from Sail Lake City The giant craft smashed to earth in a blinding blizzard Fri day Swirling snow enveloped a large part of the nation from New Eng land westward to Nebraska and southward to Washington and be yond This storm caused six deaths including a woman found dead from exposure in Chicago and an engi neer who died In a train wrecked by a snowbank near Mapleton Maine Large eastern cities like New York sought frantically to clear away the snow and prevent a tieup like that of last week which para lyzed traffic Despite tiiel efforts many trainswere running YatoJand road Airplanes bvfela areii were held to the ground a cousin of Herbert worth Is McCulla When the tragedy occurred In Hanover Edwards mother was in Florida and his father who is a traveling salesman for Armour company was in Los Angeles Ed ward was a senior Edward WcntworUi the father of the youth is a former member of State college faculty FURNACE IS BLAMED Three Killed and Four Injured in Wreck of Train Pennsylvania Flyer Crashes Into Truck at Crossing on Ohio DELPHOS Ohio Feb 26 Three persons were killed and four injured one scrionsly early today when the Pennsylvania flyer the Dearborn crashed into a truck at the Main street crossing here The locomotive overturned and seven cars derailed The dead JMumui Fort Wayne Ind engineer Andrew rainier Fort Wayne Ind fireman Phillips Lang Chicago truck nrivor The injured Earl Swanaon Chicago relief truck driver Badly cut anu brtiised Not expected to recover Mr and Mrs George Prlaiau Freedom Pa passengers on the train cut and bruised Miss Rose Kearbasker Pitts burgh cut and bruised R vision probably was imnairc hv Watson 21 Wilton Me Wilmot H HANOVER N H Feb 20 A furnace tended by an unskilled hand was blnmod today for the death of nine students the worst tragedy in the history of Dartmouth college They were killed by carbon mon oxide gas as they slept early yester day in the Theta Chi fraternity house An explosion apparently had disconnected the chimney pipe and the deadly fumes crept through the 16 room house President Ernest Mnrtin Hopkins asked the griefstricken undcrgrad uates today to carry on their ac tivities in order not to heighten the effect of the accident He issued a statement whole college sympathizes with the parents of those who diod Had Been Fixed A wtateinent issued by Dr R E Miller medical referee said Thc position of the shaker arm and of the check draught lever In dicated that the furnace had been fixed the night before by someone who was not entirely familiar with the furnace The dead were William S Ful Urrton 20 Cleveland Heights Ohio Edward F and Alfred H Moldcn ke brothers Now York City Wil liam M Smith Jr 21 Mahasset N Y Edward M Wentworth Jr 21 Mt Dora Fla America S De Mas 21 Little Neck N Y Harold B Watson 21 Wilton Me Wilmot H Schooley 21 Mlddtetown N Y John J Griffin 19 WtUlingford Conn 8 Lives Saved Thc fact that It was a weekend probably saved the lives of eight irurn lo 4 column J COLD WAVE IN IOWA Sioux City and Charles City were officially the coldest points in the state Monday with 10 below zero temperatures but Mason City had an unofficial 11 below and Algoiui reported 12 below Oinalm and Council Bluffs report ed 6 below Des Moines 4 below Kcokuk Davenport and Dubuque zero At Waterloo seven persons in night clothing were driven from their home in 10 below zero weather early Monday when fire caused 51 100 damage to the H H Duncan residence Mr nnd Mrs La Vern Wolf were taken down a ladder by firemen The minimum temperature in Ot tumwa and vicinity early Monday morning was 11 degrees below the zero mark The snowfall there Sat urday and Sunday totaled C3 inch os 24 DEAD IN STORM BIRMINGHAM Ala Feb 26 deep souths death roll irum a series of Sabbath tornadoes had reached 21 today with the possibil ity it would go even higher when full communication is restored Slashing the tornado belt sev eral weeks ahead of the usual sea son for such storms the terrifiu winds killed at least 14 people in Alabama eight in Mississippi and Turn ptign I column Careers for Women WOMEN today as never before are seeking economic independ business and civic pursuits In the arts and professions For the first time in American history wo have a woman in the cabinet an other as minister to Denmark To assist women in determining ca reers our Washington Information bureau offers a booklet prac tical suggestions questions and ans wers on feminine vocations Send 6 cents In coin to the GlobcGazetto Washington Information bureau to coer cost postage and handling Use coupon Mason City GlohcGnzetto Information Bureau Frederic J Ilukln Director Washington C I Inclose 6 cents In coin care fully wrapped for the booklet Careers for Women Name Strcct City State JfafJ to Washington x c
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