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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 5, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                CCIMP V MARLON IK ilS MEM 4 A3 OF I rT S vo I f r i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KB SBKV1CB MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 5 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 21 F R Will Visit TV A Much Significance Given Plans for Thanksgiving HUEY P LONG MUST STAND TRIAL By HEKBERT PLUMMEK A S HI N GTON i Nov 5 Much signifi cance is attached to President Roosevelts Thanks giving day visit to Warm Springs this year despite the fact that it has been his cus tom in the past to preside over the annaul tur key dinner for patients at the Georgia health resort The reason is that he has decided to make a per sonal inspection of the Tennessee valley and TVA projects enroute Mr Roosevelts most intimate as sociates in describing his mental processes are fond of comparing them to a switching terminal as contrasted to the onetrack mind His trains of thought they say are shuttled in and out of these mental terminal facilities as the oc casion requires Accepting that metaphor his per sonal inspection of TVA now as a going concern in contrast to the grim vista it was when he hatched the idea on his first visit there with Senator Norris of Nebraska imme diately after the 1932 elections will throw an important switch in his mind Other Units Eissible It may revive actively for him the broad project for similar unit treat ment of the great watershed areas elsewhere in the country In recommending the TVA proj ect to congress the President call ed attention to the fact that many hard lessons have taught Tis the human waste that results from lack of planning f If we are successful here he VJ added can march on step Jy Insult Has Final 30 Minutes on Witness Stand ADMITS HIDDEN TRANSACTION IN UTILITY STOCKS Even Elevator Boys of Insull Firms Had to Sell Shares CHICAGO Nov 5 Insull accused of bilking investors in one of his 80ocid utility and fi nancial concerns left the witness stand in Judge James H Wilker sons court this morning after a final 30 minutes of sparring with Federal Prosecutor Leslie E Salter One last charge was put to the deposed utility executive before he was excused as a witness in his tria for mail fraud It was that the Insull family sold worth of its own securities to anInsull in vestment trust in 1929 in a hidden transaction done through Halsey Stuart and company investment bankers Sold and Bought Back Insull admitted that the stock was sold to Halsey Stuart and bought back by Insull Utility In vestments Inc finally forced to a direct answer by Judge Wilkerson Are they the same securiites the judge asked Your honor I think they are said the witness Even the elevator boys employed by Insull were used to sell Insull our actual TVA developments before his eyes he will see Norris Dam onethird completed Wheeler Dam onefourth completed and the town of Norris twothirds built among other things he is certain to be impressed with both the pro gress and possibilities of the under taking May Tell Congress Since his last visit as President elect to the valley Mr Roosevelt has been beset by such immediate recovery problems the concentra tion necessary for shaping policies on such great questions as employ ment old age security andthe like which come next with congress in his he could not have had much chance to scan even preliminary reports made to him for other such comprehensive de velopments as TVA It is fairly safe to predict how ever that after his swing through the Tennessee valley he will return to this subject Previous experi ence of his methods strongly sug gest congress at least will hear a progress report on the greater ven ture early in the next session Intensive Iowa Political Campaign Comes to End State Will Decide Democrats Are to Continue Rule DES MOINES Nov 5 Whether Iowa will return to the republican fold or again cast its lot with the democratic party rested with the voters as the two parties today brought to a close one of the most intensive political battles in state history Regarded as an indication of the popularity of new deal policies and of the present national administra tion the outcome of the Iowa bal loting tomorow in the geenral election held a share of the national spotlight The election climaxes a bitter struggle between the new majority party and the republican forces foi control of the state government in Iowa normally regarded as rock ribbed republican and for states nine congressional seats Make Final Appeals The unusually protracted cam paigns of the gubernatorial candi dates continued through today and were to be concluded with final ap peals of oratory tonight by Gov Clyde L Herring democrat speak ing at Sioux City and Dan W Turn er republican nominee at his home town Corning Both political camps tinued to express confidence as to the outcome but an air tainty hovered over the democratic and republican headquarters despite the partisan predictions of leaders of the two factions Confident of Victory Prosecutor gaiter insuil shrugged anybody he said coal Killed by Freight Train FORT DODGE Nov 5 ing to get off a freight trait a man who police said was Carl Salgren o near Humboldt was pulled beneath the wheels and killed 77zWeather I FORECAST Monday night and Tuesday Somewhat colder in the extreme east portion on Monday night Rising temper atures Tuesday MINNESOTA Fair some what colder in extreme east Monday night Tuesday in creasing cloudiness possibly showers in northwest portion rising temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 51 Minimum in Night Si At 8 A M Monday 39 Precipitation 02 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 41 Minimum in Night 34 At 8 A M Sunday 40 Trecipitation 29 Novembers precipitation total before the end of the first week stands within a tenth of an inch of the October total Saturdays storm brought an even inch of moisture 71 of it before 8 oclock and the be maining 29 in the forenoon Sunday 02 of an inch was added to that total Monday morning dawned clear with a bright sun and a mounting temperature I passers Sold to Employes Insull stock was also sold to em ployes of the big Insull operating companies selling Chicago its elec tricity and gas Insull said I was against deducting the in stallments from their salaries he declared But I was overruled by those under me But the employes didnt have to buy unless they want ed to Insull pronounced it ahmployeez Checks for the concealed stock transaction with Halsey Stuart and company as the middle man were shown to Insull who identified his own signature The went to Insull his wife Margaret his son Samuel Jr and his brother Martin J Insull according to the checks produced by the prosecutors Fights All Mention Defense Attorney Thompson fought all mention of the transac tion declaring that the sale and the purchase by Insull Utility Invest ments were a month and a half apart The transaction was not eic Turn ta 3 Oltinm S 17 ALIEN CHINESE CAPTURED BY U S Suffer Weeks of Hunger and Neglect at Hands of Smuggling Ring KEANSBURG N J Nov 5 After weeks of hardship hunger and neglect at the hands of a smugglers ring 17 alien Chinese are in the custody of immigration officials to day Eighteen of their countrymen irom Canton province are still be ng sought Police believe these jaid the head price of 51000 to he smugglers and escaped before a raid on the deserted Keansburg house where the others were held captive Capture of the 17 along with a burly Negro guard was accomplish ed when federal narcotic agents with state police descended on the louse yesterday expecting to seize a quantity of drugs There had been drugs one of the hinese told police but the last ot he load about worth was aken out on Saturday Huddled in darkness behind the ocked door of a basement room the mugglers live cargo were weak nd thin They had been there two weeks one who spoke English said and their captors had fed them spar ingly with rice All said they were waiting for friends to bring the money needed 125000 State Chairman E J Feuling wasequally certain the ticket of carry with a like advantage Four other prohibition socialist and communist had thenames of their can didates on the ballots for tomorrows election but of these only the farm erlabor made an active bid for votes in a speaking campaign To Name 4 Justices In addition to electing a governor lieutenant governor and other state officers Iowa voters will choose four justices of the state supreme court nearly half the membership of the state senate and the entire 108 members of the state house of rep resentatives Now represented in the lower branch of congress by six democrats and three republicans Iowa is ex pected to make some changes in the political composition of its congres sional delegation and both parties have claimed the changes will be in their favor A larger vote than normal for an off year election is in prospect some observers believing that it will run well over the 600000 mark or con siderably more than the total count of four years ago Tavern Owner Held to Grand Jury for Slaying in Chicago CHICAGO Nov 5 Herbster 31 part owner of a west side tavern was ordered held to the grand jury by a coroners jury to day at the inquest into the fatal shooting of Lawrence Howard 27 during a tavern brawl yesterday morning On advice of counsel Herbster re fused to testify at the inquest but police introduced a statement al leged to have been made by him in which he admited firing a shot to frighten Howard Howard was G1PHOPESTO INCREASE SEATS IN BOTH HOUSES 30000000 Expected to Vote in Momentous OffYear Poll By CECIL B DICKSON WASHINGTON Nov 5 most momentous offyear cam paign in SO years rushed to a cli max today with the signs pointing by anil large to a victory for the democrats tomorrow As new dealers antis and middle ground men composed their final pleas to the 30000000 persons ex pected to cast ballots the question in the minds of virtually all the ex perts is not whether the democratic party in genera will emerge tri umphant but how emphatic the in dorsemsnt will be Control N7ot Expected Though they will have their vic tories in individual states and cases the republicans even in their rosi est reveries do not hope to ap proach control in either house of congress They do dispute the smil ing prediction of their foes that democrats will have a twothirds sway when the gavel falls next Jan It is such questions these that already are engrossing Iiservers Will a process of disintegration already detected by some break the fives May Affect Pa If the democrats attain huge ma jorities will thuj work as a unit Large Local Vote Looked for Tuesday G 0 P Barrage of Charges Features Campaign End One of the most heated political campaigns in years came to a close here Monday with both sides pre dicting a large vote in the general election Tuesday The campaign ended in Cerro Gordo county with republicans and democrats flinging a barrage of ac cusations and attacks on each other leiitured mainly by broadsides dis tributed by the republican organiza tion with the claim that this method of disseminating information was iccessary because the GlobeGazette had refused to print the facts To a considerable extent this lodger was directed against the policies of the national administra tion an approach pretty much avoided throughout the campaign Its subject matter had apparently ecn written for use in Franklin county and those converting it to use here failed to edit out the allu sion to that county HoldingMeetings Both parties are holding meetings up to the eve of election With Gov Clyde Herring appearing in two ad dresses the democrats had the spot ight in the speaking arena over the weekend The campaign has beel carried down through the countj offices most of which are in th contest e scores o meetings have seen held MUST STAND TRIAL HUEY P LONG RICKENBACKER TO SEEK MARK KingsfordSmith Completes Flight From Australia to California LOS ANGELES Nov 5 5V Capt Eddie Rickenbacker said to day he WQjild hop pflt from here on split up as often do huge majorities Eleven year old King Peter who likes to play soldier is actually commanderinchief of the Yugoslav army The little Monarch is pictured above wearing his Boy Scout uniform Associated Press TRAIN COILI Fifth Crew Member Believed Dying 3 Locomotives Overturned CLINTON Mass Nov 5 Four men were killed a fifth was If there is a pronounced swing to the left will Mr Roosevelt try to curb the leftists and will he be successful Will the republicans get enough of a foothold to make it a real fight in 1936 The elections involve the admin istrations of 33 states and the se lection of 466 members of the seventyfourth congress who will be called upon to complete the Roosevelt recovery program before the 1936 president election 47 States to Elect Fortyseven states will elect 43 house members Thiytone will sen 34 senators to sit with 6 holdover and Senator Hale R Maine I wh was reelected Sept 10 They wi sit in a congress that will do muc to determine the destinies of th democratic and republican partie as well as the policies of the gov ernment In addition 274 important stat office holders will be selected from 750 candidates These do not pj elude legislators Twentyfour state will decide some 60 constitutiona shot through the head dying in stantly Included in the statement police testified was Herbsters explana tion that Howard sought to collect S300 from him for a bootlegging venture in Iowa smugglers South Dakota State Officer Falls Down Statehouse Stairs PIERRE S Dak Nov 5 J W Beckwith state secretary of finance was in a hospital here today suffering from a head injury which resulted from a fall down the marble stairs at the Statehouse Sunday Beckwith made a misstep and crashed down the flight of stairs from the third floor to the capito rotunda He was uncon scious for several hours but recov ered consciousness last night and i1 1O3L llltjill allU to obtain their release from the his condition was reported improved smuErirlers t r this morning believed dying and another seriously injured today in a collision between a doubleheader freight train and a single locomotive on the main line of the Boston and Maine railroad All were members of the crews of the three locomotives Joseph Perry a flagman was scalded to death while his legs were held fast in the wreckage In addition to Perry the dead were Fireman Charles Winslow of Low ell Engineer Mason of West Boyls ton an unidentified man still in the wreckage and Engineer Carl Flagg of West Boylston Engineer William H Moore of Clinton was seriously injured Two members of the locomotive crews Fireman C M Smith of Worcester and Brakeman William Leighton of Concord N H were believed to have escaped serious in jury The freight was going toward Worcester from Portland Me The single locomotive was returning to Lancaster to pick up a single train of freight It ran into Clinton for water Apparently the crew of the single locomotive thought the Wor cester bound freight to have passed The locomotive and the freight met head on The three locomotives and about 12 freight cars were overturned It was estimated it would take a day to clear the wreckage Attorney Generals Son Is Critically 111 DES MOINES Nov 5 condition of his son Martin re mained critical this afternoon after a third emergency operation and blood transfusion Attorney General Edward L OConnor said todaay proposals including prohibition re peal in Florida Idaho Kansas Ne braska South Dakota West Vir gihia and Wyoming Many National Figures Among the 135 candidates for thi 34 senate seats are many nationa political figures Close contest have been fought in several states Democrats say they will eliminate at least six old guard republicans Of the 138 governorship candi dates Upton Sinclair the demo cratic nominee in California has been the most spectacular by rea j son of his sensational end poverty program The administration turned a cold shoulder to his candidacy which most observers believe weak ened the former socialists chances His defeat is claimed by his repub lican opponent Governor Frank F Merriam The vigorous contest between Gov Herbert H Lehman in New York and Robert Moses republican gained nationwide prominence when President Roosevelt appealed for the reelection of his friend Back in Hyde Park President Roosevelt is back in his Hyde Park home where he will vote tomorrow With the exception of supporting Lehman and Senator Copeland democrat who is opposed ay E Harold Cluett Troy collar maker and wealthy republican the chief executive has maintained pub icly a hands off policy He kept a close watch on developments Mrs Roosevelt stumped New York state for Mrs Caroline ODay democratic candidate at large for congress Two other women Miss Natalie F Couch republican and Miss Dorothy Frooks law prcserva ion are candidates Miss Frooks Tnrn to 1aue 3 Column 2 jionths by the democratic and re publican parties as well as the farm erlabor organization It will take 200 men and women to handle the machinery of election in maning the polls and counting the ballots The polls in Mason City will open at 7 oclock in the morning and the remainder of the precincts of the county at 8 oclock All poll ing places will close at 8 oclock in the evening Voting Places Named The voting places in Mason City are as follows First precinct first ward school administration building Second precinct first ward Ma son City Lumber company offices 4 Fifteenth street northeast First precinct second ward court house Second precinct second ward Mc Kinley school First precinct third ward Lapi ner Motor company 125 Delaware tempt to establishta nenj westeast transcontinental air record for both speed and transport planes A 14 passenger Douglas plane will be used and only one stop either at Kansas City Mo or Columbus Ohio will be made He said the flight will be made at an altitude of 17000 feet Because of the altitude Captain Rickenbacker the two pi lots and six passengers will be sup plied with oxygen Captain Rickenbacker holds the present transcontinental transport record of 13 hours 2 minutes made last February Col Roscoe Turn er is the holder of the speed plane mark from west to east of 10 hours 2 minutes AUSTRALIAN LANDS avenue southeast Second precinct third ward Roosevelt school First precinct fourth ward S and R Chevrolet company 18 Wash ington avenue southwest Second precinct fourth ward Reo garage 722 South Federal avenue DENIES GUILT IN MORRO DISASTER Warms Pleads Innocence as Trial for Negligence Is Started NEW YORK Nov 5 F Warms who was acting captain of the liner Morro Castle when it burned off the coast of New Jersey n Sept S pleaded not guilty today o charges of negligence brought against him by the U S Steamboat nspection service Warms and four other officers of the Morro Castle went on trial be ore inspectors for the New Haven district of the Steamboat Inspection service of the U S department of ommerce The inspectors have no criminal urisdiction they will merely deter mine whether the licenses of the of icers should be suspended or re raked Five specifications of negligence vere charged against Warms in con lection with the disaster which cost 34 lives Warms answered not uilty as each was read On trial with him are Chief En ineer Eben S Abbott Second Of cer Clarence Hackney First As istant Engineer Antonio B Buija nd Third Officer Harold Hansen Inspectors from the New Haven istrict were chosen to hear testi mony because charges against the fficers were filed by officials of this strict The first witness called was act s First Officer Ivan Freeman ho is not on trial LOS ANGELES Nov 5 transPacific flight of more than 7000 miles went into the flying records of the Australian airman Sir Charles KiugsfordSmith today upon completion of an epoch mak ing flight from Brisbane Australia to California Back tracking the route he flew in 1928 the British knight of the air landed at the Oakland Cal municipal airport early yesterday completing a 1408 mile flight from Honolulu in 11 hours and 59 min utes The airman set his blue and white monoplane Lay Southern Cross down on the field at a m PST and apologized to a small group of spectators for his early arrival Sir Charles the first to make an airplane flight from the Hawaiian islands to the United States cred ited his navigator Capt P G Turn to Pane 3 Column 1 Fair and Warmer in Prospect for Iowa Voters on Tuesday DES MOINES Nov 5 and warmer weather is in prospect for Iowa voters weather bureau said Tonight somewhat colder temper atures in the extreme east portion are forecast After Sunday rains ranging from 033 inches at Keokuk to traces in other parts of the state cloudless skies prevailed today The warmest temperature report ed Sunday was 58 at Keokuk while the coldest last night was 32 at Charles City SUPREME COURT RULES ON LIBEL SUIT OF ANSELL Senator to Face Action Asking Half Million for Damages WASHINGTON Nov 5 ator Huey P Long must stand trial in a libel suit resulting from a speech he made in the sen ate The supreme court today dis agreed with the senators conten tion that because he was a member of congress he had constitutional immunity from such legal action The case was brought by Samuel T Ansell former judge advocate general of the army In his speech the senator bitter ly assailed Ansell who had acted as counsel for a senate committee investigating the election of Sena tor John H Overton of Louisiana supported by Long Validity Challenged Contending he had been injured by the speech on Feb 21 1933 An sell filed suit in the District of Co lumbia supreme court Long challenged the validity of the summons served on him claim ing immunity as a member of con gress The trial court and the District of Columbia court of appeals both held the senator must stand trial Long was quoted as telling the senate that Ansell had practically forged his own appointment as judge advocate general that An sell had been condemned by the government as a thief and a scoun drelacdd for ftaud Libel Charge Mode Asserting the speech and its cir culation in the mails by Long was libelous defamatory scandalous and malicious Ansell filed civil suit for libel asking compensa tory and punitive damages Service of summons in the suit was obtained on Long in Washing ton He claimed immunity under article 1 of the federal constitution which provides members of con gress shall in all cases except treason felony and breach of peace be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the sessions of their respective houses and in going to and returning from the same Freedom From Suit Emphasizing the importance oC a decision by the high court on the exemption of a member of con gress from arrest Long insisted the freedom from arrest included Turn to Pajte 3 Dilitnm Man Bites Dog and Dog Returns Favor CINCINNATI Nov 5 TRoy Baglon a boilermaker wasnt try ing to make news It was just in fun that he nipped the ear of his pet Boston pup The pup misunder stood and resented it They treated the boilermaker at the hospital for a minor dog bite Tetrazzini Withdraws Charges of Extortion Against Her Husband ROME Nov 5 m Madame Luisa Tetrazzini opera diva today withdrew her charges of extortion against her young husband Pietro Vernati When the case came to trial the prosecution stated that Vernati in stead of mulcting the singer ashad been alleged tried to save her for tune The judge acquitted Vernati The husband himself has been trying for many months to place Madame Tetrazzims financial af fairs in the hands of a trustee Care of Feet Care of the Feet is i booklet everybody needs because everybody has foot ills at one time or another For most 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