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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 3, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                MIS MEM AST tttPT OF IOV4 f S M North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOKTH 10WAJSS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL RIVE CENTS A COP ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED VV1KB SEBV1CB MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 3 1934 THIS PAPKIt CONSISTS 01 TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 151 House Vote Significant Lower Body Always Stood by F R Before CLARK RIGHT TO SALARY UPHELD By HERBERT PtBMMER April 3 tion of the house in overwhelming ly defeating President Roose velts veto of the independent of fices appropria tion bill may be of far greater significance than the fact thai body consented to the addition of 5228000000 to budget estimates for veterans anc federal employes The effect of that vote on the future of both the administration and members of the house will be watched closely in the days to come Since the day President Roose velt convened congress in specia session a little more than a yea ago the house has been his main standby It has been that bodj which received the various parts o his emergency legislative program and in many cases without so much as reading the bills quickly trans formed them into law The representatives consented t be gagged by their leaders Mm and again They stuck by the admin istration when the senate kicke over the traces Fall Election Issue Then almost overnight they rose up and handed the leader they had so loyally followed as decisive a defeat as any president ever has suffered Up until this vote it had been be lieved the average democrat re garded his unswerving loyalty to Rooseveltian policies as the best possible recommendation to his con stituents for being returned in the elections this fall There were 209 democrats who voted to override his veto What caused the greater number of them I to go against him for the first time on a major issue Will their vote prompt support the president can didates or loyal Rooseveltians to enter against them in the coming primaries Repercussions Coming It is answerers to questions such as these that Washington politi cians are trying to find at the pres ent Most of them are agreed it will be necessary to wait and watch de velopments If there had been any doubt in the minds of observers as to the im portance with which administration leaders viewed the proposition the terrific and stubborn fight made in support of the president in the sen ate the next day before that body also overrode the veto would have dispelled them Its equal hasnl been matched since the beginning of the new deal Repercussions are destined to be heard for a long time P Dolliver of Fort Dodge to Run for Representative InsulVs Last Door of Escape Is Slammed Shut DENIED RIGHT TO MAKEAPPEALBY TURKISH COURT Weeping Chicagoan in Jail Plans Fight to Last Ditch By FRISCnULA KING Associated Press Foreign Staff ISTANBUL April 3 last door to the possible escape of Sam uel Insull from extradition to the United States was slammed shut to day The white haired fugitive was re fused the right of appeal from the decision of the third penal tribuna upon which the Turkish cabinets decision to extradite him was based Thus it was determined definite ly that he must remain here unti he is transferred to the custody of United States government agents Statement of Fact M Kena public prosecutor ex lained that the third tribunals de ision that he could legally be ex radited constituted merely a state ment of fact and was not a ver ict Hence hesaid no appeal coul e entertained The announcement was mad irnid an extraordinary mobilization 3f legal strength for a finish figh n InsuUs behalf Greek lawyer ushed here from Athens Other were retained in Istanbul Despite thfejBparently rInsur they had prepare to battle to the last ditch agaln loth the arrest and the weeping Ch cagoan held today in the hospita room of the house of detention un der what is called house arrest and his actual extradition Consider Case Closed Turkey considers the Insull cas closed After authorities had sai Insull would be denied the right o appeal the court of cessation mad it final by definitely ruling again any new move It was not known what arrang ments the American governmen was making to speed Insults returr Ambassador Robert 1 Skinner has requested instruction from Washington concerning send ing Insull to America There were reports some Ameri can in Turkey might be deputized to act as a special officer to take Insull back to Illinois for trial on larceny and fraud charges On the other hand a possibility was seen that it might be necessary for Turkish officials to hold the weary traveler here for from 10 days to two weeks until American authorities arrive FARMER HELD IN WIFES DEATH Charles Bausch 58 was charged with slaying his wife Louisa and setting fire to their farm house near Vineland N J Mrs Bauschs body was found in the ruins of the dwelling shown above and investigators said she had been beaten to death Bausch denied the charges Associated Press CWA Will Go Venice of One Better SALE OF BONDS Mrs Wright and 2 Others DAMAGE CAUSED BY RAINS 3 DIE IN TRAIN WRECK Girl Drowned When Cat Plunges Off Bridge in Wisconsin ST PAUL April 3 tial rains which fell last night and early today in east central Minne sota and adjacent Wisconsin rang ing up to near four inches caused heavy damage to private property and were blamed for a railroad wreck in which three were killed One girl was drowned fotir others were hurt and one man was missing after a car plunged from a flood swept bridge near Eau Claire Wis The victim was Myrtle Rowe All oc cupants of the car were students at Stout institute and were on their way to school when the accident ac curred Kail Tracks Undermined Reports of undermined railroad tracks flood highways and live stock drownings came from points throughout the affected area where in some cases persons were forced to flee from their homes to escape flood waters Killed when a main line Chicago St Paul Minneapolis Omaha freight train was wrecked by a washout near Hudson Wis were C F Lange St Paul Jess Utter and Glen q parleMinneapolis all Cliarlis G Wood em ploye the federal conciliation service announced his resigna tion in a letter to Miss Frances Perkins secretary of labor charging she hart fallen down on the job The labor depart ment said Wood was dismissed more than a month ago Asso ciated Fress photo FORT DODGE April 3 Jonathan P Doliiver Fort Dodg attorney only son of the late United States Senator J P Dolliver today announced his candidacy for state representative from Webster coun ty Dolliver is the second candidate for the republican nomination of county representative A J Moe Saving previously announced The state representative is John H Mitchell candidate for the dem ocratic nomination for a second term WeS CO FORECAST IOWA Cloudy and colder preceded by showers in extreme east portion Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy cold er in extreme east rising tem perature in northwest MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy somewhat colder in west and south rain or snow in northeast portion Tuesday night Wednesday probably fair with rising temperature In west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 56 Degrees Minimum in Night 37 Degrees At 8 A M 39 Degrees Jlalnfall 86 of an Inch Fears that North Iowa farmers would have to seed their smar grains in dusty soil have been ban iahed Eleven inches of snow fol lowed by almost an inch of rain Tuesday morning have guaranteed against this unfavorable crop augury FR TO EXTEND HOLIDAY CRUISE residents Two Elder Sons Enroute by Plane to Join Father MIAMI Fla April 3 dent Roosevelt sailed intonew southern waters today determined o continue his happy vacation cruise into next week His ship was pointed south late yesterdayafter a consultation with jongressnonal leaders had assured lim there was no need for his return to the capital this week With the word all well and happy the yacht Nourmahal pro ceeded to its new base today in the vicinity of Elbow Key Light Cay Sal banks Two Sons Enroute The presidents two elder sons James and Elliott were enroute to his fishing ground from here by naval plane They expected to return tonight To keep fueled for the extended trip the destroyer U S S Ellis was joined today by its base ship the destroyer U S S Tattnall which set out from here last night to over take the presidential party Scheduled to End In extending his fishing cruise the president set the record for re cent vears in absence from the cap ital during a session of congress but his close contacts by radio with Capitol Hill gave him the needed assurances to go on for a few days The trip originally was scheduled to end on Friday In all probability Mr Roosevelt will remain on the open seas until late next week Capital April 24 to May 24 WASHINGTON April 3 The CWA is about to go the Venice of the renaissance one better So says Forbes Watson administration officer helping arrange an exhibi tion of the art resulting from the CWAs mass hiring of artists Watson former editor of an art magazine put it this way today The Venice of renaissance is the last previous example of direct em ployment of artists by a govern ment and Venice had no such ex hibition as will be held in Washing ton from April 24 to May 24 Nearly 1000 Examples In the display there will be nearly 1000 examples of painting water colors etchings wood cuts and every other phase of artistic endea vor financed in recent months with civil works funds Known as the public works of art project it resulted in over 5000 projects in all giving employment to as many as 2500 artists at one time The cost to the government thus far has been slightly less than a million dollars Watson said this was under the rate prevailing for the earlier method of awarding commissions for decorating public buildings Everything executed by he artists belongs to the govern ient Nor has the work been without ts humorous side On a wall of the administration office hangs the now elebrated cartoon showing an art st approaching a tumbledown postoffice and general store The caption is The CWA has commis sioned me to paint a mural here Specimens of Work All around the office are speci mens of the work done by the art sts at wages of either or 2325 a week with paint and mate rials furnished by them One shows a crowd of shopgirls rushing to attend a Greta Garbo performance another depicts a rain elevator in operation The American Scene Watson called the assembled works He Udncu mi pointed to a photograph of murals being executed for the University of Iowa Wheat farming is the theme the farmers are in overalls one is wiping the sweat from his The artists many of them world famous and some of extreme schools have left their ivory tower Watson said and have painted so as to be understood Iowa Cityan Killed in Wreck of Auto MUSCATINE April 3 George J Kubik of Iowa City was Instantly killed and his sedan de molished early this morning when his machine crashed through the north approach to Salisbury bridge about nine inilcs northwest of here and fell 25 feet into the Cedar river Taken to Cincinnati in Marshalltovrn Case CINCINNATI April 3 the city in which she once worked as the secretary of a prominent bus inessman Mrs Nancy J Wright was returned by police today to face a grand jury investigation of her con nection with a bond robbery Already having admitted that she sold worth of the securities wrested from an aged recluse in Marshalltown Iowa the pretty di vorcee was confronted by authori ties with a disclosure that she had disposed of more of the loot Mrs Wright and Mr and Mrs Thomas Treharn brought here from Youngstown Ohio are accused of obtaining money under false pre tenses but Prosecutor Louis J Schneider said he would go before the grand jury seeking more serious charges While admitting their part in the sale of the in bonds to the Fiftythird Union Trust company here the three have said they diS not know the securities were stolen The lot was sold March 26 Authorities said that three other bonds worth were sold to the bank by Mrs Wright between Feb 23 and March 2 Mrs Martha Gil lespie the recluse was robbed April 18 1933 Police revealed Mrs Wright for merly lived in Marshalltown White House Lawn Cleaned Up After Easter Egg Rolling WASHINGTON April 3 white house Easter egg rolling was a lot of fun for a lot of people but to caretakers at the mansion it meant about the biggest spring yard cleaning job they ever tackled Theirs was the task of erasing today the traces left by 50000 chil dren and parents who broke the all time attendance record for the an nual event A vast assortment of fragments of brightly hued shells tattered baskets Daper and an occasional small garment littered the yard Stewart to Preside at Dairy Conference DBS MOINES April 3 Iaul P Stewart Maynard dairy farmer will preside at the regional conference of Iowa and western Il linois dairymen here Wednesday and Thursday ciemvobd Wis railway and highway bridges were washed away long stretches of highway ruined and scores of basements flooded The precipitation there was unofficially estimated at nearly four inches Livestock Drowned Twenty herd of livestock were drowned on a farm near Lake City Minn where general property dam age also was heavy At Red Wing Minn near y two inches of rain flooded streets and basements and at nearby Trembelle Village Wis a creek overflowed its tanks and flooded the village Mr and Mrs Ben Meacham were forced to flee from their borne in night clothes when water chest high surrounded their home Flood warnings were issued to Rochester Minn residents as tne Hoot river rose rapidly The Chica oo Milwaukee and St Paul rail road tracks were reported under three feet of water at Lanesboro Leaps From Auto At Stillwater Minn A Magnu son Bayport narrowly escaped death or serious injury when he leaped from his automobile poised on the ledge of a viaduct into a 50 foot hole gouged by the torrent ot rain Two and a half inches of ram fell at that place while 3V2 inches were measured at Somerset Wis Atwinona in extreme southeastern Minnesota residents were reported moving to high points as streams overflowed the banks The Missis sippi river was reported rising rap idly at that point Dams were reported out at sev eral Wisconsin points including Menornonie and Colfax Basements throughout the Twin Cities were flooded but little other damage was reported Three hun dred sparrows were killed when a signboard behind which they sought shelter collapsed First Heavy Snow The rain followed the winters first heavy snow in southern Min nesota last week Earlier farmers had expressed a fear they might be unable to plant this spring because of the moisture deficiency The Kinnikinic river threatened isolation to River Falls Wis by tearing up roads and carryingaway a railway trestle The river tore out a 175 foot Omaha trestle and made roads im Backus Charges Banks Conspired to Steal Firm Says Receivership of Paper Company Was Forced in 1931 WASHINGTON April 3 Edward W Backus former presi dent of the Minnesota and Ontario Paper company told the senate banking committee today that a number of banks headed by the Chase National of New York con spired to consummate a 0000000 steal of his concern Backus said a receivership of the company was forced in 1931 though it was solvent by officials of the Chase bank including Albert H Wiggin and the First National bank of Boston He asked the committee to make a thorough inquiry to protect thou sands of investors and workers in the company Kequestcd by Scnnll The banking committees stock market investigating group was called together to hear Backus a the request of Senator Schall K Backus submitted a long prepared statement in an effort to support passable so that there was no means of driving cars to Hudson or Ells worth Debris from the river bur ied the pump house of the River Falls power plant The wreck occurred on a curve while the through freight west Turn lo Iage 2 Column 3 SIGN TROCE IN TIRE BUSINESS WASHINGTON April 3 Tire manufacturers and mass distri butors have signed a 40 day truce agreement to refrain from price wars in the tire business it was re vcaled today ill nil allegations previously filed with tne committee of financial racketeer ing by the bank He said the trail of evil not only ran through the Chase and First National bank of Boston but also through Halsey Stuart and company Bond and Goodwin and the International Paper and Power company Assured by Backus said he was assured in February 1931 by Wiggin then chairman of the governing commit tee of the Chase bank that a fin ancing plan in process would be carried through and the Chase bank would make good any deficit Later that month he said the bankers told him a receivership was the only solution He added he agreed under duress and made receiver Backus told of a conference m the summer of 1931 with Wiggin A R Graustein president of tha international Paper and Power company and Malcolm Chase at which he said it was apparent that these interests were determined to obtain our properties regardless of the methods necessary1 Forced to Resign After a few months Backus added he was forced to resign as receiver and was succeeded by R H M Robinson and C T Jaffray Under their management he said there has been a most de plorable campaign of mismanage ment extravagance waste and sac rifice of cash and other assets which already has resulted in losses of Robinson throughout he said has been supported by the so called bondholders protective com mittee which represented the bankers The objective of the bankers Backus said was to confiscate the estate conservatively valued at S75 000000 under normal condi tions for 5000000 Campaignfoi Governor to Be Real One Final Drive Not Yet Under Way With 60 Days to Go 15y LOUIS A COOK DES MOINES April what is going to happen when the republicans of Iowa go to the polls in June to nominate a candidate for governor cannot safely be predicted as yet but from all present indica tions the campaign between now and then is likely to be a hummer As usual the interest 00 days be fore the primary is still rather largely confined to persons who are more or less active politically and to the adherents of the various candidates The issues as yet are not set and a lot of people havent found out who the candidates are The stage is being set for a knockdown and drag out however which is likely to produce some old fashioned campaign fireworks be fore the contest is over A New Face In Folltics The candidacy of Bob Colflesh is one which has the old timers doing a lot of guessing Bob is adding to republican politics in Iowa a new factor He is young aggressive and has an intensely enthusiastic per sonal following He is also being welcomed with open arms by re publican organization leaders in most parts of the state who figure that he offers a rallying point for a revival of partisan interest which hasbeen sadly lacking Also Mr Colflesh has not been letting any grass grow under his feet during the last eight or nine weeks He has visited 60 or TO coun ties He is proving to be a tireless campaigner and aside from the period during the coming month when lie will be engaged in the trial of the BchKraschel cases he ex pects to keep going until the votes are counted He is finding every where he goes an energetic group of supporters who are willing to do some hustling Lost Leg in Battle A following of this character is invaluable in a political campaign His personal background with his record both as a soldier and a citi zen is appealing An orphan boy who after losing a leg at Chateau Thierry fought his way through a college education and into a rising and prominent figure in the bar and politics of the state he has real possibilities as a candidate Dan Turner who is attempting to make bis comeback in this cam paign is also j personage whose ability as a campaigner and a poli tician is not to be discounted It is pretty generally conceded now even by Dans friends that he stepped on his feet a little both in his opening announcement and in his first campaign speech at Creston It is highly noticeable that his later campaign utterances have been sub dued Turner Is a Fighter Too Dan had behind him in his earlier campaigns not only element of the part which may be characterized as the old Brookhart following but EIGHT JUDGES OF SUPREME COURT DECIDE ON CASE No Decision Made on His Eligibility for Insurance Post at 2 Column 41 FOREST CITYAN DIES SUDDENLY Gjellefald Succumbs While at Lunch in Hotel at St Paul FOREST CITY April O Gjellefald businessman here for about 25 years died suddenly Mon day noon at a hotel in St Paul while eating lunch He was a victim of heart disease while on a buying trip to St Paul Mr Gjellefald was owner of Gjellefalds womens readytowear store here He was prominent in civic activities and was about 70 years of age The body of Mr Gjellefald was being brought to Forest City Fu neral arrangements have not been announced however Mr Gjellefald was born in Nor way His wife preceded him in death five years ago Surviving arc his son Olaf of Forest City and three daughters Mrs Lloyd B Tait 340 Pennsylvania avenue southeast Ma son City Mrs Clyde G Stoner 311 Third street northwest Mason City and Miss Helen Gjellefald of Forest City Piglit of E W Clark Mason City to his salary as state insurance com missioner was upheld Tuesday in the Iowa supreme court another sweeping victory in his long array of legal battles to retain his office An opinion by Justice Claussen concurred in by seven other justices affirmed the decision of the Polk county district court in a mandamus action instituted by Clark All jus tices thus participated in the ruling except Justice Richard Mitchell who did not take part in the opinion But one more barrier exists for Clark to completely extricate him self from the myriad of legal en tanglements that were thrown about him by state officials at Des Moines barriers branded by his attorneys as political maneuvers to oust him from office because of his party af filiations One More Barrier The supreme court has yet to act on the appeal of the state officials from the decision of Judge Ladd in which the executive council was en joined from proceeding with the examination of the insurance com missioner as contemplated Notice of appeal was filed in this case but the matter has not been iubmitted The decision handed down Tues day affirms that of Judge Herrick in the lower courts in the manda musaction brought tocompel state treasurer to pay Clark his sal ary as commissioner State Comptroller C B Murtagh had refused to issue warrants for Clarks salary on the basis that the insurance commissioner was not eligible to hold the office Warrants totaling 5266656 represanting Clarks salary from Aug 1 1933 have been withheld by the comp troller Express No Conclusion The supreme court in its opinion expressed no conclusion on the question of Clarks eligibility to the office Justice Claussen said that it is recognized that the title to office cannot be tried in an action in mandamus to compel the issuance of salary The validity of the appointment can only be questioned in the name of the state in quo warranto and until the right to office is thus suc cessfully assailed he is commission er of insurance and is entitled to ex ercise the functions of the office and to receive the salary attached to it the supreme court held Court Not Concerned Pointing out that the appellants argument in the supreme court was directed against the eligibility of Clark the court said that it was not concerned with this question in the mandamus proceedings auci therefore expressed no conclusions The question of Clarks eligibility arose out of his appointment to thi office while he was a member of the state senate and in the fad that the salary of the commission er was increased during that legis lative term Salary Increased Clark was a state senator from the fortythird district and was Turn lo 1agc Column SI Presidents of U S An authoritative sketch of each president and every mistress of the white house with a contemporary photograph of each Here are the historical highlights of every ad ministration rich in personal anec dote and human interest Students will fiild in this booklet a compact survey of American history from the foundation of the union The section on President Roosevelt brings the story up to 1934 Inclose 10 cents to cover cost postage and rrndling Use coupon Mason City GlobcGazctto Information Bureau Fr ric J Huskiii Director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin care fully wrapped i for the booklet Presidents and Their Wives Name reel City Stntc Mail to Washington O C   

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