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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 20, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                E R u EM ATT IT o F i t North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Borne THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS EDITION VOL XL MVE CKKT3 A COPt ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 20 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF tfVO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 218 Tugwell Is but Symbol Democratic Leaders Note Opposition in Party By HERBERT FLTJMMER F R SAYS BRAIN TRUST TO STAY Second Body Found in English Railway Station June 20 Democratic lead ers of the senate were more con cerned than they a p p e a r ed out wardly to be over the situa tion that de veloped around whether Profes sor Tugwell should be con firmed as under secretary of agri culture It was appar ent from the be ginning that Tug well was little more than a symbol in the controversy With the pos sible exception of Senator Smith of South Carolina who wanted a real dirt farmer in the position other members of the senate who opposed his confirmation gave littlethought to the professor personally It was the new deal for which they were gunning The Tugwell nomination afforded an opportunity for the conservative group of democrats not in sympathy with some of the things that are be ing done by the Roosevelt adminis tration to air their grievances Conservative Bloc From the beginning of the pres ent administration the democrats in the senate permitted themselves to be carried along with the Roosevelt recovery program without question Senator Glass of Virginia was the first to register frank disapproval of what was being done For a while he stood almost alone but as time went on one by one the con servative group of the party in the senate fell in behind him Unless something is done to pla cate this group its strength prom ises to grow and may in the end same thingwhen they had control of the seriate The pro gressive or insurgent bloc led by Norris of Nebraska attained such strength that the leaders at times encountered the greatest difficulty in getting administration measures enacted into law Fall Elections Factor The issue will be fought out in the f eventyf ourth congress in all prob ability Thus far there has been no jerious break in the partys align ment despite the fact there is ample evidence of dissatisfaction Emergency legislation eitljer must be reenacted or dropped next year Mr Roosevelt has shown no in clination of slowing up the new deal As a matter of fact the brief glimpses he has permitted this con gress into the future indicate an even more comprehensive legisla tive program is in store for the next congress Before Jan 3 1935 however a congressional election is to be held Much depends on this If the demo crats continue to show strength the new dealers will be encouraged to go even further than they have gone perhaps WIND DESTROYS STRUCTURES AT RAKE RUMEN Tire Shop at St Ansgar I Hit by Lightning Burns Tornadoes in two widely separated sections of North Iowa at Rake and at Ruthven caused considerable damage Tuesday night and a tire shop at St Ansgar struck by light ning early Wednesday was des troyed by fire Heavy rains at sev eral points were also reported At Ruthven the tornado cut a patch about a block wide The most serious damage was the demolishing of the Methodist church with a los estimated at The roof of the structure was torn off and carried a block away The Rev Teale Weaver is pastor of the church which was erected in 1885 The church walls up to the win dows were left standing A truck owned by Elmer Hanson and Grover Heitzel standing near the church was demolished when struck by a falling telephone poll The roof of the Ruthven pumphouse was blown some distance from the plant Huge Trees Uprooted Huge trees were uprooted in the street and made driving at Ruthven difficult Chimneys were blown from several houses IOWANS HAPPY CONGRESS ENDS This delegation of Iowa congressmen donned overalls and other regalia familiar to he state where the tall corn grows to symbolize a spirit of rejoicing over the adjournment of congress to right C C Dowclt Fred Bicrmann B M Jacobsen Otha D Wearin Fred C Gilchrist Associated Press oclock Tuesday night firststruck at the H Hanson farma mile and a half southwest of Rake The windmill was blown down and the barn moved about four inches off the foundation Then the wind hit the Peter Christiansen farm de molishing a large born Eight calves in the bam escaped without injury At the edge of Rake the wind blew down a small barn on the Bertha Graue farm Only a small amount of rain accompanied the windstorm Explosions Follow Lightning The third fire in recent months swept through Bills Tire shop op erated by Bill Slaichert at St Ans gar Wednesday morning destroy ing the building and contents in cluding a shipment of tires drums of oil and vulcanizing machinery The origin of the blaze was pre sumed to be lightning A bolt was believed to have struck the build ing near oclock and two ex plosions within the structure after Turn lo Page 3 Column 3 Dispute Is hreatened President May Have to Use His New Peace Powers Soon Wind Fanned Forest Fires in Colorado Threatens Colonies DENVER June 20 j across mountainsides in the high j country southwest of here two wind fanned forest fires one of which was sweeping close to several resort colonies defied efforts of sev eral hundred volunteer fire fighters to bring them under control today The fires were in the Tarryall Range and in Platte Canon FORECAST IOWA Generally fair and cooler Wednesday night Thurs dav fair MINNESOTA Fair cooler in south warmer hear Lake Su perior Wednesday night Thurs day fair warmer in west por tion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 94 Minimum in Night 64 At 8 A M Wednesday 74 Rainfall IS of an Inch Junes warmest day since the sec ond day of the month was the pre lude to a night of much thunder and the moisture re sulting therefrom was less than a fifth of an inch The June precipi lation total stands at two and two thirds inches sufficient for present needs but wholly inadequate for the dry heat which often is experienced in an Iowa July and August OLE OLSON FILES OATH OF OFFICE Moves Toward Court Action to Oust Langer as Governor BISMARCK N Dak June 20 Gov Ole H Olson today filed his oath of office as governor of North Dakota The oath was presented in person by Olson to the secretary of state as attorneys for Olson moved toward court action to oust Gov William Langer on the theory that he is disqualified to hold office be cause of his conviction of a felony Secretary of State Robert Byrne who accepted the oath for filing said he did so as a ministerial which requires him to file such documents Preliminary Action Olson forces said they did not ex pect the lieutenant governor to he gin acting as the states chief ex ecutive but that the filing of the oath is a preliminary to steps to be taken toward beginning the legal contest WASHINGTON June 20 A new deadlock threatened today in the steel dispute There appeared to be a possibility that peace powers congress has just granted President Roosevelt may have to be used j Secretary Perkins to whom the president has given the task of averting a strike studied the latest proposals of management and un ions said to be in conflict on a vital point of collective bargaining Union leaders looked to Mr Roosevelts authority to name a peace board as a possible means of settlement if negotiations now in progress fail Peace for While Todays developments mean well have peace in the industry at least temporarily1 Michael F Tighe president of the steel union said after a long conference yesterday with Hiss Perkins How long lit will last I cant say Some observers interpreted his re marks to mean that local union leaders might chafe under prolonged negotiations Socalled leftwingers in the un ion already have shown indications that they dont like much talk with out definite decisions Both the union and management have placed their newest cards on Miss Perkins table Management presented a revised plan yesterday Three Man Board The union suggested a three man board be set up to settle disputes Management is believed to have pro posed such a board also The princi pal difference in the plans was un derstood to be that the union insist ed on majority rule after the board holds plant elections while the em ployers held out for proportional representation Under the union plan if an elec tion showed most of the employes favored the union as their represen tative for collective bargaining the union would represent all employes Under the management plan each Turn to race 3 Column 2t BIG DEFICIENCY BILL IS SIGNED Second Largest Peacetime Appropriation Measure in History WASHNGTON June 20 President Roosevelt signed and left behind him in Washington today the deficiency bill the second largest peacetime appropria tion measure in the history of con gress The white house made known that before starting on his trip into New England Mr Roosevelt also signed into law the communications bill setting up a new commission to reg ulate the telegraph telephone and radio Another bill signed was that re quiring the department of commerce to make public the results of its in vestigations into fatal airplane crashes These measures were among more than a score upon which he placed his signature The deficiency measure among other huge appropriations for relief and public works carries a 5525 000000 drought relief fund TRUNK MURDER VICTIM WAS NOT MISS TUFVERSON Stillborn Baby Found in Wicker Fish Basket at Brighton BRIGHTON England June of Detectives Felling an nounced today that an autopsy on the torso of a woman found in the railway station Sunday showed that no operation of any kind had ever been performed on frer He declared the autopsy would I have shown if there was an operaj tion even though all traces of the scars were gone His announcement eliminated in police opinion any possibility that the trunk murder victim could have been Miss Agnes Tufversen mis sing Detroit and New York attor ney who underwent an abdominal operation in 1925 Motive for Crime Brighton police announced that UTS woman would have become a mother in five months and that pregnancy undoubtedly provided the motive for the crime The announcement followed a cor oners inquest over the remains of the woman whose dismembered legs were found in London and whose head and arms are still mis sing and close after another grew Some dicoveryiinShe1 same Brighton railway It was that of the body of a still born Still Unidentified Both the woman and the baby are still unidentified despite supreme efforts by Scotland Yard assisted by Sir Bernard Spilsbury of the home office Europes most famous criminologist The inquest definitely established that the torso was unmarked by an operation such as that which was performed in 1928 on Miss Agnes Tufverson missing Detroit and New York attorney The coroner announced that Sir Bernard found no marks or scars whereby an identification could be established Deposited Feb 24 Although records in the railway station showed that the wicker fish basket in which the babys body was found was deposited in the checkroom Feb 24 attendants had suspected nothing of its contents The find today was made follow ing a blanket police order to open all the luggage left in the station more than two weeks The same station attendants who Tnm fo PflRe 3 Column 2 ROMEO QUIZZED ON WIFES FATE arose whether they would recognize i him as the chief executive and rei fuse to recognize Langer Await Court Decision The Olson group said however the claimant to the governorship did not intend to begin acting as governor until the matter is de termined by the courts It was explained that by filing the oath Nplson merely is placing himself in the position of taking over the gubernatorial duties In the meantime Langer main With seven state officials aligned i n 1 1 P L with the Olson forces the question f arched f armS 01 France Relieved as Heat Wave Breaks PARIS June 20 slight break in the heat wave with inter mittent showers brought relief to parched farms of France today At least four or five days of heavy rainfall still are needed to bring the farms back to normal In the north where the rain was taincd a sheriffs guard before his most urgently wanted there were office to prevent any attempt by I only scattered showers his opponents from taking physical I The temperature in Paris dropped possession of the executive offices sharply from P2 to 68 degrees MIKE MAKES PAGE 1 TWO DAYS STRAIGHT IN DIFFERENT ROLES Tuesday Mike Yankovich was pictured as the first legal pur chaser of whisky from Mason Citys new liquor store Wednes day he was pictured in a different role at the courthouse Mike was named de fendant in a divorce action in which his wife Ruth alleges that he drinks heavily Other charges in the petition were that he used coarse and abusive lan guage struck and beat his wife on several occasions and failed to support her Mrs Yankovich asks custody of their 53 months old son Rob ert Michael and S10 a month support money for herself and the child The couple was married Sept 11 1932 in Owatonna Minn FRE RAGES IN CHICAGO PLANT Several Buildings Destroyed in Abandoned Deering Factory CHICAGO June 20 be lieved to have been started by sparks from a blowtorch used in dismantling a building swept j through a portion of the abandoned 126 acre Deering plant of the Inter national Harvester company at noon today The flames were not checked This Associated Press radJophoto sent from London shows Capt Ivan Poderjay former Yugoslavian officer who was held In Vienna during the farflung investigation into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of his American wife Agnes Tufverson formerly of Detroit and New York Developments revealed that Poderjay whose stories included a number of versions had been entangled in more than ono international romance until after several buildings destroyed The blaze broke out in a foul story building from which the roof had already been removed and so swiftly did it spread through the oil soaked timbers that the entire building was in flames a few min utes after its discovery Fanned by a wind from the southwest the flames shot high into the air and sparks soon set fire to an adjoining six story building j The plant had been abandoned for i more than a year and its operations were being carried on in new and I modern quarters at Molinc and East Moline 111 Two months ago the job of dismantling the plant was begun Because of its long years of service much of the wood was oil soaked j providing ready fuel for the flame I Seventyfive fire companies were j summoned to the scene i Attracted hy the spectacular blaze crowds estimated at from 15 000 to 20000 surrounded the plant blocking traffic and choking streets Trunk Stains Not Made by Blood Claim Believe Poderjay Was Ready to Start New Love Conquest By WADE WERNER VIENNA June 20 on the inside of a trunk in the apart iient of Capt Ivan Poderjay hus band of the missing Miss Agnes Tuf rerson of New York and Detroit were not made by blood They are not blood that is cer tain said a police chemist today after an exhaustive scientific an alysis Just what they are we still have not discovered but they arent likely to prove significant The investigating police stated a theory that Poderjay when taken last week from the arms of his present wife Susanne Ferrand was about ready to go to other fields of endeavors Was Nearly Broke So far as we are able to dis cover said police officials Poder jay has no more than 35 he could lay his hands on Of all Susanne Ferrands money 100 about when she was arrested The Vienna investigators said they thought if they had not taken Pod erjay into custody he would have soon sold the furnishings of his apartment to finance a few more months of idleness here then would cither have to go to work or dis cover another less enervating source of supply They said the former method of providing for his needs was incom patible with his record and that they believe ho was already in touch j AGED BRITT MAN BADLY INJURED Wellik and Daughter Taken to Local Hospital After Auto Crash Frank Wellik 78 Britt was crit ically injured when the car in which he was riding driven by his daugh ter Anna collided with the car driven by W R Weir Davenport on a curve on highway 18 three miles west of Clear Lake late Tuesday afternoon Mr Wellik was in Mercy hospital Wednesday after noon suffering a broken jaw cuts on his skull and injuries on his face His daughter Anna who was driving the car was also in the Mer cy hospital being severely shaken up Mr Weir who is residing at a cottage on the North Shore at Clear Lake and is receiver of the Farmers National bank at Garner suffered cuts about the face and a minor leg injury Weir was treated for his injuries at the Phillips hos pital at Clear Lake According to Weir who was re turning from his work at Garner the woman driving the Wellik car was on the left side of the road and looking at the lake waters at the same time Weir attempted to pass the Welltk car by cutting in but the other car returned to the right side of the road at the same time and both cars collided with a resounding smash The Wellik smashed and PICKS AIDES ON ABILITY RATHER THAN POLITICS President Gets Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws at Yale NJEW HAVEN Conn June 20 President Roosevelt told Yale rlumni today that the brain trust is in the government to stay Ability rather than politics en ters into most choices made in Vashmgton said Mr Roossvell ho addressed the annual alumni uncheon after Yale had conferred in him the honorary degree of dor or of Jaws I cant tell today the party af iliations of most of the responsible jeople in government and it is a mighty good thing I cant Supports Congress While there has been a certain mount of laughter about the use of Drains in government it seems to a good practice It will be con nued We are going to call on Drained people The president added a strong as ertion of support congress which declared represented a cross sec tion of opinion more representative ihan any single group While the sun shone from cloud less skies on the ancient elms of the historic campus inside Woolsey hall off Yales 233rd commence ment Mr Roosevelt heard himself called a man of today by William Lyon Phelps and a brave leader of your people in a time of peril by President James Rowland Angell as the chief executive received the iiijrhest honor the university can ber stow on It 4th to Get Honor Harvards distinguished alumnus became the fourth president to re ceive an honorary degree from Yale vhile in office and the second ever to come to New Haven to receive the honor Presidents Washington and ile Kinley were awarded degrees in ab sentia while another Roosevelt Theodore came to New Haven in the fall of 1901 to accept the honor President Roosevelt who planned lo remain in Connecticut to watch hi son Franklin row in the Har vard freshman crew against the Ellis Friday headed a list of 12 dis tinguished men who received hon orary degrees In addition the uni versity conferred 1100 degrees in courses to students in the under graduate graduate and professional schools Others Get Degrees Others awarded honorary de grees were James Bryant Conant president of Harvard and William Lyon Phelps Lampson professor of English literature emeritus of Yale doctor of laws Frederick eorge Keyes of Cambridge Mass professor of physical chemistry re search at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and director of the eorge Eastman Research labora ory and Dr Adolf Meyer of Bal timore JId psychtatristinciiief of Tohns Hopkins hospital doctor of cience John Baillie of New Yotk 2ity Roosevelt professor of system atic theology at Union Theology seminary doctor of divinity Robert Bartholow Harshe of Chi cago director of the Chicago Art in stitute doctor of humane letter Claude Moore Fuess of AmJover Tom to Pate 3 column with his next prospect Traveled to London They were checking a report that Poderjay traveled to London last month on a forged passport and paid they believed it possible that such a journey would indicate the prospect lives there Miss Ferrands attorney Leopold car was badly Weirs car also showed the effects of the collision The latter car had a smashed right fender headlight and wheel State Fire Marshal Says Inwood Youth Confesses to Arson I DES MOINES June 20 State Fire Marshal John W Strohm today said that Fred Eeckman 23 Inwood has confessed setting fire to several buildings within the last three weeks Strohm said the confession was obtained by Deputy Fire Marshal Fred J Carlson and Sheriff Mc Bestermann insisted his client was Guirc of Lyon C0imty just another victim of Poderjay Beckman admitted I for many blocks The damage was placed nno without guilty knowledge of his af fairs He declared he was convinced that she was in grave personal iinn I dan ger from the man she married another starting fires in a building owned by the Quaker Oats company the Diet Proportions The booklet Good Proportion in the Diet prepared by the states relation service of the department agriculture covers thoroughly every detail of food selection tells what kinds of food are needed gives the proportions and amount of food required and suggests a number of menus for well balanced meals Every woman who is res ponsible for the meals of a house hold should have this booklet In close 4 cent in coin for postage and handling Use coupon Ven farm j in London and that only his sudden j stock pen nriTSt pavcd her sMd R four buildings on y farm a shed on and the railroad at Tnwood Strohm Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose 4 cents in coin care fully wrapped for the booklet Good Proportions in the Diet Name Strcel City iMpil to 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