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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 13 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 263 Patronage Not Forgot Senators Return to Washington to Get Some Rest By HERBERT PLCMMER ASHINGTON Aug 13 anyone believes that federal pat r o n a g e has ceased to be a matter of the greatest concera to members of congress and pol iticians h e r e abouts a few brief excursions around the capi tal should change their minds quickly The senate of f ic e building should be visited by skeptics Theres real anguish to be found there despite the fact only a handful of senators are in town What few are there however are in Washington virtually incognito They admit it frankly and ask those whodetect their to keep quiet about it One senator from a western state admitted he had to return toWash ingtbn to get some rest Only a few people know he is in town and they by request are saving nothing I had to gef away from home he said in my whole life have I seen so many people Who want jobs who declare they are starving and who demand I do some thing He Is Found Out At the moment this particular senator was talking inan outer of fice the loudand insistentvoice ol a woman washeard She was ar guingwith a secretary I know hes here for Ive seen himshe shrilled He promised to see me when he returned and I have been here every day What about senatorial Tve sot my constitutional rights The looKea Apprehensively door1 1 TBeieyou sighed Im found but Another place to have ones eyes opened is atheadquarters of the democratic national committee mgh atop a downtown office building Its perhapsthe busiest place in Wash ington at themoment Postmaster General Farleys good man Fri forth Almost any hour of the day there are longlines standing outside wait ing to file their applications for jobs They stand in line sometimes for hours Theyve heard new places are to be filedd at FHA and other al phabetical agencies of the new deal Voters Hit Back Nor is it alone the wear and tear on nerves which worries the mem bers of congress and politicians They have seen more tangible re sults Friends of those two Oklahoma democratic veterans of the house for McClintic a 10 termer and Tom McKeown an eight their defeat in the recent primary largely to patronage difficulties McKeown they say simply wasn t to meet the demands of the job seekers and they turned on him Mc Clintio In an effort to avoid per sonal responsibility is said to have turned his patronage over to local county organizations That didnt work They turned on him at the polls also Report Corn Loans Being Repaid Rapidly WASHINGTON Aug 13 Announcing that corn loans are being repaid at the rate of more than a day the farm ad ministration said that 74807 bor rowers in Iowa have paid back 000000 and 2271 borrowers in South Dakota have repaid 235436 TfeWeather FORECAST IOWA Fair cooler in south and extreme east Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy warmer in west and north por tions MINESOTA Generally fair warmer in west and central por tions Monday night Tuesday unsettled possibly showers in northwest warmer in east por tion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday v 82 Minimum in Night 6S At 8 A M Monday 68 Figures for like period ending at S oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 66 Minimum in Night 61 Rainfall 03 of an Inch F R BANS POLITICS FROM RELIEF Palmer Says He Was at Barrow Funeral FINALLY ADMITS IDENTITY TELLS OF HIS HIDEOUTS Willing to Talk Says Ive Only Got 30 Days to Live PADUCAH Ky Aug 13 Joe Palmer long sought Texas des perado being held here said in a lengthy interview today that he at tended the funeral of Clyde Barrow southwest desperado while scores of officers stood about and told how he lay in a Joplin Mo home for four months with an infection in his arm The man arrested here early Sat urday morning as he slept under a tree admitted this morning that he is Palmer called one of the south wests worst killers The identification of first believed to be Alvin Karpis Bremer kidnap and Mason City bank robbery made positive last night with the arrival Sere of Palmers classifications from the western Kentucky state penitentiary at Eddyville Only 30 Days to Live Everything checked and today the man smiled and said Im Palmer I OEly got 30 days to live so I might as well talk how he and Raymond Hainilton with whom he roamed the southwest ditch early the morning of last Jan 17 and came outwith a pistol each dont know whether I killed Guard Crowson or not Palmer said but I was shooting at him and an other I think Yes Crowson died and they sen tenced me to me because they threatened witnesses that might have saved me He had scraped his finger tips raw on the concrete jail floor to thwart fingerprint identification Escaped July 23 Raymond Hamilton Blackie Thompson and Palmer the south wests three most dangerous killers escaped from Texas state prison in a daring rush July 22 A fellow prisoner was killed two other pris oners and a guard were wounded as the three climbed over the walls to freedom James A Boss Patterson guard went on trial at Huntsville today charged with smuggling in the guns used by the three desperadoes in their break Palmer kidnaped three men in cluding a policeman at Davenport last June and forced them to ac company him in their car to St Jo seph Mo Forecast Other Captures HUNTSVILLE Tex Aug 13 UP recapture or slaying by offi Tum to Page 3 Coinmn I ROCKFALLSTNTO NIAGARA GORGE Chunk of Horseshoe Falls Estimated at 300000 Pounds Tumbles NIAGARA FALLS N Y Aug 13 with a roar that stilled the sounds of the giant cat aract a huge chunk of the Horse shoe falls estimated to weigh 300 000 pounds fell from the brink into Niagara gorge today to send water splashing high into the air Almost as if lifted by a charge of dynamite the lip of one of Amer icas wonders heaved groaned and slid to the bottom A deafening roar and a column of water rose more than 200 feet into the air falling back like rain drops A heavy flow of water began to pass over what was dry dock yes terday and where hundreds of tour ists had stood in amazement to gaze at the wonders of nature In creating the great waterfall Below the falls today lies a pile of rock visible only occasionally when mist clears for a moment Residents believed the rock fall had changed the contour of the falls considerably It also has altered the course of the turbulent waters of the upper rapids slightly sending more water toward the American side Engineers of power companies on the Canadian side investigatingto determine if the flow of water was lowered appreciably stated ro great effect was apparent S 0 S FOR JEEVES An S O S call for Jeeves the superb English butler ol fiction fame may soon be issued by his creator F Wodehouse above whose stories have tick led the worlds funnybonc It seems Uncle Sams internal rev enue bureau has levied penalties on unpaid income taxes from 1935 to 1931 amount ing to on his various royalties that the author as sertedly overlooked Prince Dies After Being HurtinGar Son of Former King of Spain Bleeds to Death KLAGENFURT Austria Aug 13 Gonzalo 19 year old prince of Spain and fourth son of Alfonso former king of Spain died today of the family malady of hemophelia or skin bleeding caused by an auto mobile accident Death came at Poertrschachbn Woerther See the villa of exile for the royal family The prince whose full name was Gonzalo Manuel Maria Bernardo Narciso Alfonso Mauricio was in jured late last night in an automo bile accident while returning to the villa from Klagenfurt with his sister the Infanta Beatriz Unable to Stop Blood A physician said the injuries suf fered by the prince would not have caused death to an ordinary person but in his case the doctors were un able to stay the flow of blood The Infanta who is 25 was driv ing the car at the time of the acci dent She swerved it into a wall to avoid running down a German bicyclist Baron Richard von Heins mann Tae Baron was arrested Princess Beatriz was prostrated by grief today Father Holds Hand Don Gonzalo was taken to the villa at once but he died soon after his arrival He passed away while his father held his hand The lads body will be held 26 hours pending the return from Davos Switzerland of the former Queen Victoria who is to decide whether her son shall be buried in Austria or elsewhere Hundreds of telegrams of sym pathy already have poured in on the royal family from all parts of the world Housing Chiefs for Region State and District Selected WASHINGTON Aug 13 The federal housing administration today had named regional state and district directors whose duties will be to push the administrations campaign to modernize millions of homes and commercial buildings Regional directors include Guy H Harvey Yankton S Dak who will have charge of region number nine including Minnesota Montana North and South Dakota Nebraska and Iowa State directors include For Iowa John J Hughes state director for the national emergency council for South Dakota Mr Goss former field representative for the South Dakota rural credit board George T Hedges Dies CEDAR RAPIDS Aug 13 George T Hedges 82 local real estate executive died at his home after an extended illness RAILROADS OPEN SUIT TO OUTLAW PENSION BOARD New Retirement Act Is Called Violation of Constitution WASHINGTON Aug 13 Railroads today filed suit in the Dis trict of Columbia supreme court asking an injunction to prevent the federal railroad retirement board from operating tae pension law passed at the last session of con gress The suit was filed by a committee of five attorneys headed by R V Fletcher general counsel for the American railway association on behalf of more than 150 railroads The railroads sought immediately a temporary order to be operative pending a bearing on a permanent injunction The law was attacked on the ground it was violative of the com merce clause of the constitution and also that it violated the 5th amend ment to the constitution by taking property without due process of law Decision Fut Over After a brief hearing before Jus tice Procter of the District of Co lumbia supreme court decision on the application the railroads was put over until Wednesday Attorneysrepresenting the retire meDtTjoafd told would be unprepared to answer the petition of the carriers until then They promised no orders would be issued in the interim The retirement act provides that employes shall pay two per cent of their monthly salaries and the railroads four per cent of their pay rolls into a general fund to be held in the United States treasury to pay pensions to employes who have worked 30 years or who have reached the age of 65 Claim Powers Exceeded The railroads claimed congress exceeded its powers because the provisions of the act had no reason able relation to the promotion of efficiency or safety of interstate commerce as defined in the com merce clause of the constitution They also held its terms were un reasonable and arbitrary and said it applied to ail employes including those not engaged in any commerce those engaged exclusively in intra state commerce and those not en ged in interstate commerce or work so closely related thereto as to warrant regulation in order to promote efficiency or safety of in terstate transportation and also applies to certain persons not em ployes Not Interstate Trade The claim was made that various groups of employes such as agents lawyers doctors and others employed by the railroads and rep resentatives of labor unions al though included in the act were hot engaged in interstate commerce The attack under the fifth amend ment alleged thelaw unlawfully interferes with management and un lawfully classifies and discriminates against the railroads depriving them of their property and liberty of contract without due process of law and also takes property with out just compensation RATTLESNAKE BITE FATAL TO SIDESHOW INDIAN AT HAMPTON HAMPTON Aug 5 Rays an Indian died at the Lu theran hospital here Monday af ternoon from the efforts of a rat tlesnake bite The snake had bit ten him in the arm Rays was with a sideshow at Clarion and was bitten by the snake while he was working with it This occurred Thursday at the Legion day celebration Later he was taken to the hos pital and Sunday an effort was made to save his life by ampu tating the arm The poison from the snake however had spread into his bloodstream and this at tempt proved futile The body has been taken to the Fox undertaking parlors where it is being kept pending word from Rays relatives Says Farmers Through Being Santa Clans Davis Sees Great Gains for Agriculture in Future Under AAA CHICAGO Aug 13 Ameri can farmers were congratulated to day by AAA Administrator Chester C Davis for having quit playing PORTLAND TRUCK DRIVERS STRIKE Heavy Truck Movements at Virtual Standstill as 400 Walk Out PORTLAND Ore Aug 13 Heavy truck movements came to a virtual standstill in Portland today as some 400 truck drivers walked out to enforce their demands for higher wages and improved working conditions Asking the federal department of abor to step in Dave Wilson presi dent of the Draymens and Ware housemens association said team sters had refused the employers of fer to grant 50 per cent of the re quested wage increase and arbitrate remaining demands Wage demands would add ap proximately an 8 hour day to the drayage and transfer scale ranging from to Wilson said the employers offer would re itore the 1929 wage scale try and adopting business methods pointing to gains in the future Opening farmers week at the Century of Progress exposition he warned them against those who say the drought punishment for controlling production Davis termed the organization of 3000000 farmers in production con trol committees to supervise the federal program a monumental triumph for the farmers and the farm leadership of this nation which will work because the farm ers will make it work Fitted to America This is an American plan he declared fitted to tne American society and in harmony with the genius of American institutions It is not dictatorship or regimentation from above It is not communism and it is not fascism The Ameri can people will not stand for either one of these systems of foreign growth But unless I miss my guess neither will they allow themselves to be stampeded by individuals who are irritated by what is being done and who hope by the mere repeti tion of terrifying words to frighten them into retreat Under the existing economic sys tem Davis said we either must sell more wheat and lard and cotton and beef or we roust raise less if the farmer is to receive any fair proportion of the other mans goods for what he sells There is nothing new or revolutionary about that Would Be Bankrupt If a manufacturer continued to make and sell goods forcing prices lower and lower below his produc tion costs he would soon be bank rupt So he aims to produce what he had or can get orders for at a price that brings him out whole Society approves that practice and calls it good business for the manufacturers Strangely enough when the farmers organize to do that very thing some perfectly well intentloned and highminded folks call it sinful The plain truth is that the farmer was playing Santa Glaus to the rest of the country Nebraska to Vote on Bryan Tuesday LINCOLN Nebr Aug 13 Another Bryan wants to go to Washington and Nebraska voters will declare his chances in the dem ocratic primary tomorrow This time it is Gov Charles W Bryan seeking the democratic senatorial nomination who wants an official post in Washington where his Broth er William Jennings Bryan served in congress and as secretary of state and where the latters daugh ter Ruth Bryan Owen also served in the house of representatives PLAN RITES FOR TWONORTHIOWA MISHAP VICTIMS Mason Cityan Drowned in Gravel Pit Pool Near Algona Funeral services Monday were be ing planned for two North lowans who were victims of tragedies Sun day Mrs Ray Towle died at Hamp ton from burns received when she used oil on a stove and Bernard Tierney of Mason City was drowned in a gravel pit near Algona Mrs Towle died at 6 oclock Sun day evening in the Lutheran hos ital at Hampton following burns received about 6 oclock in the morning She was getting breakfast for her son Allen who was plan ning to leave for Sioux City and was in a hurry to have a last fire Going to the barn at the rear of icr house in Hampton she obtained some kerosene and poured it into the stove The oil immediately caught fire causing the kerosene in he can to explode The bottom of the can was blown out and she was covered from head to foot by the flaming liquid Son Also Burned Her son wrapped some bed cloth ing about her in an effort to put out the flames He was successful but not before his mother was severely received burns on hia hands althoughnot of a serious na ture Mrs Towle was rushed to the hospital for treatment but the ex tent of her burns made her ery almost hopeless The fire department was called to extinguish the blaze in the kit chen The kitchen was damaged considerably Surviving are her husband and several children Mrs Towle was middleaged Worked at Deckers Mr Tierney 27 city salesman at Jacob E Decker and sons who lived at 1431 Adams avenue northwest was drowned in a gravel pit 4 miles northeast of Algona at noon Sunday Tierney with three companions Al ice Behlmer Mary Kain and his sis ter Loraine all of Algona had been swimming in the pit for about five minutes when the girls heard his call for help but were unable to reach him Perry White lifeguard at the local municipal swimming pool ar rived after Tierney had been in the water 30 minutes After many dives he found him about 25 feet below the surface Attempts at resuscita tion proved futile after more than an hours work The body was brought to Algona in an ambulance No water was found in his lungs which led local physicians to believe that the cause of his death was due to a heart failure caused by the sudden exposure to cold water Rites to Be Tuesday Tierney was born in Titonka Aug 19 1907 and was graduated from the Algona high school in 1926 He married Gwendolyn Jones in 1928 Two children Craig and Marilyn a sister Loraine of Algona his moth er Mrs George Holtzbauer of Al gona beside his wife survive He had been visiting his mother at the time of his death Funeral services will be held at the St Cecelia church in Algona Tuesday morning and burial will be made at Wesley His wife and two children are now in Algona DROWNS AT ALGONA BERNARD TIEUNEY CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE TO LOSE JOBS HE RULES U S to Buy Food That Otherwise Might Go to Waste WASHINGTON Aug 13 President Roosevelt in conferences on the drought today ordered fed eral purchase of any foodstuffs which might otherwise go to waste and laid down an emphatic ultima tum against politics in the relief campaign He authorized Aubrey Williams assistant federal relief administra tor and Secretary Wallace to draft a plan for government purchase of hay and fruits in small quantities which might not otherwise be har vested Williams emphasized this was pri marily to afford relief for the small growers He said there was no con cern over a possible lack of suffi cient food Officials have explained all along food supplies would be ade quate Slight Improvement The president and Williams were described as holding the opinion that a slight improvement has oc curred in the drought area in the last three days The president authorized Williams to dismiss immediately any federal relief worker who is a candidate for office this year or who prefers to participate actively Jn the politi cal campaign Williams reported a general dif ficulty1 along this line JpLmanv states he thought the 5525000000 for drought relief prob ably would be sufficient for relief needs alone Confers With Wallace He and Secretary Wallace ar ranged a conference for late today to draft the food purchase program Wallace said after conferring with President Roosevelt that the admin istration would meet the agricul tural situation resulting from the drought through the regular opera tions of the agriculture adjustment act and he was confident of protec tion forconsumers Describing the drought as the worst in this country the secretary told reporters there is plenty of food to go around if we use common sense He emphasized that the calamity does not upset the production ad justment program Dehnquent taxes jumped from Acreage control is to be consid 000 in 1931 to last bufeheC saSdi was too early XT TT1J to decide on amounts for next year FINANCIAL STATE OF CITIES BETTER Taxes Collected Budgets Balanced and Back Salaries Paid Copyright 1934 by The Assnclnled CHICAGO Aug 13 sun is breakng through the financial clouds of the nations cities Budgets are being balanced tax collections are increasing back sal aries are being paid some salary cuts have been restored municipal bondsare being issued at lower in terest rates some selling at prem iums general a bngBteroutJbbkilii municipal finances Is evident In re ports from country many cities of the Chicago because of its improved financial condition is paying the back salaries of its school teachers No Deficit Ahead Philadelphia is in better condi tion than at any time since the de pression started City Comptroller S Davis Wilson reports He predic ted there would be no deficit this year against deficits the last two years New York Citys credit has im proved so much the city was able to sell 53000000 in 60 day revenue bonds at an all time record low rate of interest of threefourths of one per cent New Yorks long term bonds are at par again for the first time since 1931 Bostons interest on temporary sorrowing is the lowest in 25 years No Unpaid Bills Kansas City has no unpaid bills arid all municipal employes have seen paid City Manager H F Mc Elroy reports the city has shown a surplus each year of the depres sion Detroits operating deficit in July was 8T40000 against 511300000 in July of last year and the city hopes P reduce it another 54000000 by the end of the fiscal year Sau Franciscos controller reports he city is in the best financial con dition in 10 years Louisville says its ax collections are better and that it has more cash on hand than three years ago Cincinnati has restored pay cuts Milwaukee has a cash bal anceof 3840000 compared with last year Lowest in 13 Years Oklahoma Citys outstanding in debtedness is now the lowest in 12 years San Antonio is operating on i cash basis with its finances the best in years Houston last year owed banks 51379000 on tax an Turn to Page 3 column 1 Nose Goes on Spree and Hay Fever Gets Drowned CLEVELAND Aug 13 method of producing an alcoholic nose which drowns hay fever is re ported by Myron Metzenbaum M D of Cleveland in The Laryn goscope The alcohol anesthetizes parts of the nose In effect the nose goes on a prolonged spree in which the ef fects of one single dose of alcohol may last weeks or even a year or two During that time the nose be comes somewhat immune to the suf ferings of hay fever rose fever hay fever asthma and to some forms of 2 Injured in Mishap autumn colds SIOUX CITY Aug 13 I The alcohol is injected into the in Hitchcock and Wallace Huff both ferior nasal trubinate bodies These 24 were injured when Hitchcocks automobile plunged into a ditch near Maplcton Dr Metzenbaum points out are the most sensitive and the most respon sive areas in the nose They are the Prices Wil Advance He said an advance in prices as the result diminishing supply was inevitable but he gave assurance the administration was watching against profiteering and had ade quate power to cope with any such activities It was indicated the president soon would make a general state ment of policy on the drought and agricultural situation Mother Nature ironically seems to have paved the way for prob Tum to Vase 3 Column 4 GOOD OLD FISH causes of sneezes of tears and swel lings of the nasal tissues Dr Metzenbaum has given the al cohol injections from a week to three months in advance of expected attacks The patients he states have varied in age from rather young children to the chronic sufferer of middle age In all cases there has been some amelioration of the pa tients irritating symptoms and thsir extreme nasal discomfort This may be due only to the temporary or prolonged contraction of the inferior turbinate bodies re sulting in freer nasal ventilation and drainage Secondly these results may be due to the anesthetic effects of the inferior turbinate bodies and j the blocking of irritating reactions i coming to and through these orj gans1 I Down through the ages the epi cure has extolled the virtues of fish as a savory and delectabte dish Yet fish because of a mistaken knowl edge of its real food value com poses a small per cent of the Ameri can family diet Fish properly selected prepared and served is a delicious article of diet healthful and nourishing as well as helpful in varying the regu lar household meals Economical selection of fish good cooking and a use of the less ex pensive kinds are vital problems in housekeeping This booklet tells how to have unusual meals at little ex pense Order your copy today in closing 6 cents in coin to cover cost and handling Use coupon The GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington l C I inclose 6 cents in coin care fully wrapped for a copy of the booklet FISH AND SEAFOODS Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C   

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