Wednesday, May 16, 1934

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1934, Mason City, Iowa HlS MEM OEPT OF IOWA MO I NEB I North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for Home NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOBS HOME EDITION II VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 161934 THIS PAPEfi CONSISTS OF TWO SJJCTlONa SKCT10N ONE NO 188 lowans in Washington Dame Nature Takes Hand in Farming New Deal U By DON McGCIRE ASHINGTON May 16 The new deal for agriculture includes another player who came into the game with a handful of aces and is mak ing it tough for the rest of them That player is Dame Nature who apparently has decided that she can take care of all the crop reduction needed this year by the Simple expedient of shutting off the moisture supply Thus the reduction program par ticularly in the case of wheat and less so in corn threatens to be emi nently little more so than the administration hoped for Representative A C Shallenberg er of Nebraska proposed last week that land retired from production under wheat and cornhog contracts be restored because of the drought Various Problems Presented Secretary Wallace has the mat ter under consideration but it pre sents various problems One is that farmers in com belt states who are notas hard hit as the wheat growers In Nebraska South Dakota and other wheat states might object to planting land normally used for wheat production in corn And corn is about the only major crop that may be seeded with a reasonable chance of success Such increased corn acreage might wreck the cornhog reduction program Stock Feed Needed But at the same time the farmers in the drought area must have something to feed their livestock or money to buy such feed The pros income for many of them itbi their benefit for ere is talk of congress adjoarn IMaround May 20 but thus far it Jems to be only talk J In fact it is highly doubtful if the end of the month sees the capital deserted And meanwhile primary election time draws nearer The Iowa representatives are ing to ihave to do most of their campaigning by proxy as the result of the protracted session Roosevelt Receives St Paul Mayor Vote ST PAUL May 16 UBOne vote for mayor of St Paul was cast for President Roosevelt it was disclos ed today during a recount of the re cent mayoral election won by Mark H Gehan by 444 votes Mayor Wil liam Mahouey filed the contest ac tion Alfred E Smith HerDert Hoover J P Mfirgan and Gen Hugh S oJhnson were among those receiving votes for the city council Iowa Consolidated Schools Receive Aid DES MOINES May 16 Warrants totaling were turned over to Miss Agnes Samuel son statesuperintendent of public instruction by State Comptroller Charles Murtagh for distribution as state aid to 364 consolidated schools in Iowa F R FAVORS HOUSE STOCK BILL Midwest Solons Approve Drought Relief Plans LIBERALIZING OF CROP CONTRACT ONE OF POINTS Conservation of Water Policy Proposed by Committee WASHINGTON May 16 program of drought relief embrac ing liberalization of wheat and cornhog allotment contracts and a policy of water conservation was approved today by a special com mittee of nine house members from afflicted northwest and central states A subcommittee of three was named by Chairman Sinclair R N Dak to work out a plan for relief cropping of lands withdrawn from cultivation under the corn hog and wheat reduction programs on the theory that control restric tions should be modified to permit farmers in arid areas to plant for age crops Gillette on Committee The committee consists of Repre sentatives Gillette D Car penter D Kans and Boileau R The committee took the position that periodic droughts could be re duced by a national policy of water conservation and a subcommittee composed of Sinclair Hildebrandt D S Dak and Hoidale D Minn was named to study the subject fartherVi about a systematic program de signed to divert river water into channels and lakes where through construction of dikes and dams it might be retained and conserved for the public good States Represented Meantime federal relief officials and representatives of four drought states conferred on steps to carry out President Roosevelts program of extending relief to farmers in the territory Governor Berry of South Dakota headed a delegation from that state Minnesota Wyoming and Wiscon sin sent relief officials They conferred with T J Ed monds relief field representative for the territory and Lawrence Westbrook in charge of rural re habilitation Boy Wounds Himself Seriously With Gun DBS MOINES May 16 liam Christopher Hanson 4H year old son of Harry W Hanson Des Moines attorney shot and seriously wounded himself in the chest with a 38 caliber revolver which he found In a highboy at a neighbors home Jfe Wea FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night and probably Thursday warmer Wednesday night and in south Thursday MINNESOTA Tartly cloudy In south possibly local show ers in north portion Wednesday night or Thursday warmer in east and south portions Wed nesday night and along Lake Superior Thursday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 71 Minimum in Night 51 At 8 A M Wednesday 68 HOOVERS TEACHER PASSES ON MRS MOLLIE CARRAN HERBERT HOOVER WITNESS NAMES MISS FRECHETTE Wife of Apartment Owner Claims She Saw Her in Dillinger Hideout ST PAUL May 16 3VEvelyn Frechette was identified as one of the occupants of the Lexington ave nue apartment whence she and John Dillinger fled last March 31 by Mrs Daniel Coffey in federal court to day It was the first identification of any of thethree defendants charg ed by the government with harbor ing the fugitive desperado in the Twin Cities more than a month ago Wile of Owner Mrs Coffeey wife of the apart ment house owner testified she saw Miss Frechette sweetheart of Dil linger the night of March 30 and once more in the forenoon of March 26 Do you see anyone in this room asked George Sullivan United States district attorney who was in that apartment last March At a hastily whispered stand up by Louis Piquett associate counsel for her Miss Frechette stood up Occupied by Mob Yes Mrs Coffey replied That woman there as she nodded her head Mrs Coffey had testified how the apartment occupied by Dillinger and members of his mob had been rented to a woman ahe said was Beth Green last March 19 The care taker rented the apartment the witness said Mrs Green whose husband Eugene Green later was killed by federal agents in ambush paid 60 for a months rent Mrs Coffey said and rented the place under the name of Carl Hellman Mrs Mollie Carran 80 Dies as Result of Stroke Hoovers Teacher and Friend Unconscious WEST BRANCH May Mrs Mollie Brown Carran 80 who became nationally known as the boyhood teacher and friend of former President Herbert Hoover died at her home here this morning as the result of a stroke suffered on May 8 She had been unconscious for several days Mrs Carran was the daughter of William and Harriett Bron pioneers of this community She was born Dec 1 1853 in Pennsylvania and came to Cedar county as a child She was educated in the West Branch schools and won a reputa tion as a mathematician and his torian Hoover Orphan Then Later she demonstrated her ability as a teacher and disciplinarian when she was elected to teach the third and fourth grades here It was in these grades that Mrs Carran helpedto guide the destinies of the former president then an orphan of nine When President Hoover was in augurated Mrs Carran with her late husband accompanied the spe cial train from West Branch to Washington and were the first luncheon guests of the Hoovers in the white house For several years Mr Hoover has sent greetings and gifts to his for mer teacher and has visited her on occasional trips to his birthplace Tribute by President The teaming profession as per sonified by Mrs Carran was the ob ject of a tribute by the president when he spoke at West Branch as follows There is present here today a lady who for years was my teacher in your public schools She em bodies the spirit of that vast body of women who not only teach and inspire our children but watch over their wider destinies I take this oc casion to acknowledge my debt to that Carran Funeral services will be held Fri day afternoon at the Methodist church Hoover Expresses Regret Palo Alto Cal May 16 expression of deep regret was voic ed today by former President Her bert Hoover when he learned of the death of his boyhood teacher Mrs MollieBrown Carran 80 at West Branch Iowa I deeply regret to learn of Mrs Carrans death said Mr Hoover Hers was a long life of wholesome service in her community Especial ly did she represent that noble ser vice of the country school teacher whose contributions to the national welfare is duly manifest and al though the appreciation is perhaps unexpressed it is still deep in the hearts of millions of our people State to Make Audit DES MOINES May 16 state will audit the athletic depart ment of the University of Iowa starting this year the state super visor of audits announced The move is designed to save expense he said j Motion for Directed Verdict Overruled by Judge in Murder Trial After Judge M F Edwards over ruled their motion for a directed verdict at the conclusion of the states evidence attorneys for the defendant Wednesday morning be gan the presentation of evidence in behalf of Ascencion Aguirre on trial in the district court here charged with the murder of John Chabez The defense motion which would have brought a speedy close to the trial was argued in behalf of the de fendant by W P Butler and Roe Thompson who contended the state failed to establish the corpus delic ti first that Cabez died and sec ondly that the body on which an autopsy was performed was that of Chabez Had 18 Witnesses The state represented by County Attorney M L Mason and M E Laird assistant county attorney brought its evidence to a close Wed nesday morning after having placed 18 witnesses on the stand Immediately after the state rest ed the jury was excused and Mr Butler began dictating the motion for a directed verdict The defense contention was the state failed to establish a Connection between the man with whom Aguirre fought and is charged with murdering and the body on which Dr J E McDonald performed an autopsy at a funeral establishment The defense attorneys also argued the had failed to produce a witness showing Aguirre actually wounded Chabez Saw Him With Knife The county attorney argued the circumstances were strong enough to establish the fact that it was on the body of Chabez that the autopsy was performed He maintained that while no witness testified to seeing the alleged stabbing of Chabez that at least one saw him with a knife The first six defense witnesses called to the stand by Attorney W P Butler testified that the defend ant had maintained a reputation as a quiet peaceable and law abiding person since coming to Mason City about 11 years ago having worked in the fields for the American Beet Sugar company and also at the Le high Cement company Testify in Case In the order that they testified these witnesses were Roja preacher and beet field worker John H Gay nor Lehigh foreman H E Winter cashier at the American Beet Sugar company Alphonso DiMarco and Joe Angel laborers at the Lehigh Cement plant and Joe Gallo labor er at Deckers packing plant Among the final witnesses for the state Tuesday evening was A darn to Vast 2 Column 2 PLANE REPAIRS TO HOLD FLYERS OVER IN IRELAND Little Chance of Going Onward to Rome in Near Future LAHINCH Irish Free State May 16 of Capt George Pond and Lieut Cesare Sabelli con tinuing their flight to Rome in the near future were dimmed today when it developed that some time would be required to repair the en gine of their big monoplane While temporary repairs were being made on the craft in which the New York flyers landed near here last night fears were expressed it may be necessary to remove the plane to the Baldonnel army air drome at Dublin to complete the work An engineer was summoned from London to examine the plane in which the flyers failed in an at tempt to make the first nonstop New York to Rome hop Gamble With Death Sabelli arising today after a late sleep described the flight as a great experience but a gamble with death all the way We were flying blind for about 26 hours he said and were forced to land eventually owing to engine RELIEVED AT SAFETY BELMOND May local residents today expressed that Capt George R Pond native of Bel mond and Cesare Sabelli New YorktoRome flyers had landed safely in Ireland We are glad that he got that far said Mr and Mrs H C Thompson Although we had some fears for his safety we never doubted his ability We knew that if the flight were at all possible George would make it H C Thompson a cousin of Captain Pond has followed his career closely trouble For the last three or four hours of the flight we had a nerve wracking time The engine coughed and smoked while adding to our trouble we had no idea of our whereabouts It was a welcome relief to see the green fields of Ireland Decided to Land We lost a lot of gasoline on the trip across owing to trouble with the fuel pipe arid this fact coupled i with a choking engine led us to decide to land immediately It was a narrow squeak because when we were landing the engine finallv conked out He hit a mud ditch Pinchot Concedes Defeat by Senator David A Reed New Deal Critic Gets G 0 P Nomination in Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA May 16 Gov Gifford Pinchot at a m today conceded his defeat for the republican nomination for senator and said he would send a telegram of congratulations to Senator David A Reed his principal opponent The governor said he blamed his defeat on the illness which pre vented him from touring the state He pointed out that after he re turned from a New York hospital he spent considerable time going to and from Washington arranging for new federal relief funds I will shortly send a telegram of congratulations to Senator Reed he said My deepest regret is for the disappointment of my many friends who worked so hard and so loyally for me They carried the main burden of the campaign because of my illness and the necessity for procuring fed eral relief funds Reed outspoken critic of the new deal will contest for election against Joseph F Guffey vigorous Roosevelt leader who won the dem ocratic nomination handily from Roland S Morris who was Presi dent Wilsons ambassador to Japan Both ran on new deal platforms The entire Guffey U6ket was nominated with especially impres sive strength being shown in Phil adelphia and Pittsburgh Hoffman Leads Hate NEWARK N J May 16 HaroldG Hoffman had a plurality of Over I25000todayin therepub primary election contest with only 842 of the states 3418 election districts outstanding U S Senator Hamilton F Kcan was assuxed the republican nomina tion for the U S senate with 1988 districts giving him 182513 votes to 69382 for his opponent James G Blauvelt WANTS MARGIN REQUIREMENTS PROVIDEDTHERE Supports Regulation of Exchanges by Federal Trade Group WASHINGTON May 1G President Roosevelt declared em phatically today for regulation of the stock exchange by the federal trade commission as proposed by the house Mr Roosevelt also sent word to the senate and house conferees that he wanted the stringent marginal requirements for stock exchange deals provided in the house bill The house set up a 45 per cent marginal requirement as a stand ard The senate bill contains nu specific figure Two Main 1oints There are the two principal points of difference between the senate and the house in their stock exchange control measures Mr Roosevelt declared for the more rigid house bills in talks today ith the conferees These views were made known ater at the presidents semiweekly jress conference The president told the congres sional leaders he preferred to have he existing machinery provided by he federal trade commission to ad ninister the new law inasmuch as his commission also administers the corelated securities act Will Saving Furthermore he feels it will be a saving to have the federal trade commission to the work rather than set up an entirely new agency Mr Roosevelt told newspapermen that he ubad ad visiijgi either the GIFFOKD PINCHOT BEGIN SERVING LIFE SENTENCES Three Kidnapers of Gettle Plead Guilty to Avoid Death Penalty LOS ANGELES May 16 Three kidnapers of the wealthy William Gettle will begin serving life sentences for that crime before nightfall Hardly more than 24 hours after Gettles delivery from his kidnap prison and less than a week after he was snatched from a party at his Beverly Hills home the three kid Williams Jimmy Kirk first tank to the carburetor This gradu1 Turn to Pase 2 Column 6 Germany Wants to Regain Place in Arms Parley Reported Seeking Means to Return to Conference She Quit GENEVA May 16 was reported today to be seeking ways and means of returning to the international disarmament confer ence frora which she withdrew last year It was understood that Baron Pompeo Alois Italys delegate to the league of nations and former ambassador to Turkey had told Capt Anthony Eden British lord privy seal and other leaders in the league of nations that Germany is showing a disposition to participate again in negotiations toward and agreement on the vital arms situa tion This indication immediately aroused new hopes in circles which previously had feared that the idea of disarmament was dead The attitude of the United States gave rise to additional hope since Norman H Davis had been assigned by the Washington government to attend the conference scheduled for the latter part of the month uilty and sentenced life imprisonment A county grand jury indicted the trio on kidnaping for ransom and robbery charges at p m after hearing Gettles story Sentenced to Life At 8 oclock the men were taken before Superior Judge Charles W Frickle for arraignment Fifteen minutes later theyhad pleaded guilty Gettle had testified briefly and the three kidnapers had been sentenced to life terms in San Quentin prison Because Gettle testified the three had not inflicted grievous bodily harm they will be eligible for par ole after serving three and onehalf years District Attorney Buron Fitts had given the members of the gang the alternative of pleading guilty or standing trial and facing the possibility of the death sentence No Bodily Harm In view of Gettles testimony that he suffered no bodily harm court attaches pointed out the dis trict attorney would have had no power to demand the death penalty However his threat apparently had the desired result as the men pleaded guilty with little hesitation With the three men in the case ready for San Quentin authorities were undecided what to do with two women who were arrested when found in company of Kirk The women Lauretta Woody 23 alias Ann Williams and Mona A Galligahan 21 alias Joan Ward are being held for suspicion of kidnap i ing FIND BODIES OF Clara Bow and Bell Expecting Baby to Arrive in December HOLLYWOOD May IB Pi Clara Bow and Rex Bell announced today they expected a baby next IA I December Q L I D E If I P Tl M X L The f amous red head the screen 0 I I ML VIU I I If 10 she may be about ready to carry out her oft repeated threat Men Overcome on Mountain Trail in Flight From Forest Blaze to retire from films completely and settle down to a family fireside The announcement came through Bell from the desert ranch of the j couple near Nipton I When the couple wed in 1931 they SAN DIEGO Cal May 16 I decided that for the time there Overcome on a mountain trail in a could be no family because of Miss desperate race from flames fanned by a strong wind three men per ished in the forest blaze near Julian Monday it was learned early today when their charred bodies were dis covered by fellow fire fighters The victims were identified by camp members and Deputy Coroner C P HerDert as Clarence L Harris 26 Topeka Kans John H Leapley 37 Jacksonville Ore and Ambrose Williams 21 Westel Tenn They were members of a stale emergency relief administration camp near Ju lian 60 miles northeast of the city 22 Others In The men with about 22 others in the crew had raced to safety from flames which threatened to trap them in a gulch Williams Harris and Leapley darted up the trail in stead of following the others down the highway Other members of the crew said they did not notice the trio separating from the group The three had gone only a few yards from the highway when the flames overtook them Failed to Keturn When Williams Harris and Leap ley failed to return to the main Bows career Now iier home in Beverly Hills is being redecorated and remodeled the couple spending the interval at the ranch Atlantic CCC Camp Will Be Transferred DES MOINES May 16 Pi Prof G B MacDonald of Ames di rector of SSS work in Iowa today announced that the camp at At lantic will be transferred to Cory don He said the move would be de layed until about June 1 to enable completion of work at Atlantic Everybodys Song Book Everybodys Songbook now of fered by this newspaper contains many of the old songs we love to sing complete with words and mu sic All the music has been care fully edited by musicians of note camp Monday night no concern was and the arrangements are in keys felt because it was believed they had stayed at a temporary camp near the fire scene After yester days checkup disclosed their ab sence searching parties were formed by R E Anderson camp superin tendent Anderson discovered the bodies after an extensive hunt The fire was under control early j today after having burned over 1 500 acres of forest and brush land Several cabins and summer homes were destroyed within the range of most voices Besides the words and music to 205 songs Everybodys Songbook tells when and in what circumstances the Star Spangled Banner Ameri ca Home Sweet Home and other songs were written The price is 20 cents to cover cost and handling charges Use coupon E B Swope to Head McNeil Island Prison WASHINGTON May 16 Appointment of E B Swope head of the New Mexico state prison sys tem as warden for the federal pen itentiary at McNeil Island Wash ington was announced today by the department of justice Swope suc ceeds Finch R Archer resigned Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C I inclose 20 cents in coin care fully wrapped for Everybodys Song Book Name Street City State Mail to Washington U C