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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 9, 1935, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENT3 A COPt ASBOCJAIED PRESS LEADED W1RB BEHVICO MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 9 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SUCTIONS SECTION ONE NO 76 Health May Play Part Bankheads Collapse Recalls One of Lose Year By HERBERT PLUMMER Jan 9 health of the new democratic floor leader of the broad shouldered one time star foot ball playic Wil liam B Bank head of Alabama play a tal part in the ad m i n i s t rations plans during the present congress Stricken on the day he was chos en second in command of the huge democratic majority in the house his intimate friends while not alarmed unduly expressed concern During the last session he was stricken on the floor of the house and forced to be absent for some time His latest illness while des cribed as of not a serious nature was not taken lightly in view of the demands to be made on him during the coming months Bankbead is cast for one of the most important roles of all in this session of congress Its safe to avy the white house will lean on him as heavily as on any man on capitol hill in the working out of its legis lative program Spearhead of House He will be the spearhead of the democratic attack in the house Personally popularity was shown when all geographical lines were forgotten in his eleva tion to floor leader of the majority able parliamentarian a quick thinker on his feet and a master strategist his presence on the Hill i at crucial momenta Is considered by the wJminislratton J ruffled 5 9 JUILLIGU WHO boasts with tWlnkle that ie learn ed howto spealc by delivering ora tions over the graves of confederate soldiers when a young lawyer in has the faculty of jumping into a breach and saying the correct thing at the correct time Bui Bankhead as he is familiar ly known to all of his colleagues has saved the face of his party In the house more than once Heavy Burden Big Stick He will be of special value to the administration in the coming months because he is popular with all factions in the party Soon or later most observers here H believe schisms and divisions are I certain to crop up among the 322 democrats in the house Bankhead will be the man whose delicate task p It will be to guide the footsteps of 15 the recalcitrants in the way they 1 should go grease the wheels of tue f legislative mill and bring the har which is necessary to get ffijthingg done Iff He carries a heavy burden and be it said he carries a heavy stick ind knows just when to use it His loss even for short iniervas fcould be felt seriously inthe house KILlJsiXAND THEN HIMSELF I Man Goes Berserk in Night Family Quarrel Over Land Blamed MT VERNON Ky Jan 9 3eorge Collett who went berserk Huring the night and shot to death Seven persons killed himself today father than surrender to a posse I Collett killed his wife and four of her family then killed two other persons and wouncVed an eighth be making a frantic effort to es Hiape from the Copper creek cora i rnunity 1 A family quarrel over land was Warned for the slayings FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and slightly colder Wednesday night Thursday generally fair MINNESOTA Fair and cold er Wednesday night Thurs day fair IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures pr 24 hour period ending at 8 iclock Wednesday morning Tuesday 34 Minimum in Night SI At 8 a m S3 Precipitation Trace BODY OF LEACH FOUND AT AGKLEY Condon Identifies Hauptmann 4 Times as John ASKS 20 MILLION RELIEFPROGRAM FOR MINNESOTA Governor Seeks to Pave Way for CoOperative Commonwealth ST PAUL Jan 9 20 000000 relief program one half to be paid by the state was recom mended by Gov Floyd B Oison to day in a legislative message stud ded with bold declarations designed to pave the way for a cooperative commonwealth in Minnesota and in cluding sweeping suggestions for boosting taxes in the higher brack ets of certain categories I recommend that you submit to the people said the governor to a conservative controlled legislature in joint session for his third inau guration as chief executive of Min nesota a constitutional amend ment under which the state will be empowered to engage in general op eration of public utilities packing plants and other key industries Follow Platform Many of his more than 40 leg islative recommendations followed closely outline of the farmer labor partys platform which de clared Capitalism has failed Out standing in his recommendations were An r unemployment insurance bill surance legislation old age pensionvaw Free text books for public school children A central state owned bank of de posit Increased income and Inheritance taxes in the higher brackets Tax free property of all cooperatively owned enterprises Increased per centage rate of gross earnnigs taxes upon public utilities Submit to People Submittal to the people of a pro posal for establishment of a uni cameral legislature Laws setting up the state indus trial commission as a virtual labor dictator with power to regulate min imum wages hours and working conditions and guarantee ttt right of collective bargaining A federal price fixing program for basic farm commodities Legislative investigatior into charges of game leagues against the conservation department Continuance of the mortgage moratorium act to 1937 Enabling legislation to carry out the federal program of rural elec trification and metropolitan and rural bousing projects Constitution Amendment As to state ownership the gov ernor said This can be accomplished only by an amendment to the constitu tion of this state You alone have the power to permit the people to vote upon such a constitutional amendment Permit me to suggest that the people are the legislature I earnestly request you to care fully consider the propriety on your part of refusing to permit the peo ple of Minnesota to vote upon this important question Governor Ol son warned as he spoke of genera operation by the state of public utilities packing plants and other key industries I am heartily in favor of a uni canieral legislature he declared as he urged submission of a con stitutional amendmeflt to the peo ple that would provide for such a law making body Revision of Taxes The tax system he continued needs a thorough revision The as sessment of taxes should be based On the means and ability to pay As an alternative to complete exemp tion of the firt 54000 of valua tion the homestead the least that could be done to aid the people in retention of their homes would be an amendment to the present home stead tax law so that the first 54 000 of valuation would be taxed on the basis of not to exceed 10 per cent of such valuation instead of the present rate of 25 per cent on platted property and 20 per cent on unplatted property As to automobile license fees the governor believes the tax rate on an expensive car shall be substan tially greater than upon an inexpen sive one Higher Income Tax Substantial increases in the higher income tax brackets was ad vocated and boosts in the inheri Ilirn to Fane 11 Column 1 Outlines Program GOV FLOYD B OLSON Kidnapers Free Youth Ransom Payment Denied Federal Agents Kill Suspect in Snatch of Bremen CHICAGO Jan 9 Allen C dehf from wasre leased early today by a trio of kid napers who forced him he told po lice to write a ransom note to his father demanding The youth reported to police shortly after he was tossed from an anto near the federal building and said he had been released after more than 48 hours in captivity He said he thought his father Attor ney Lowden Eomberger met the ransom demand Members of his family however and Harold Na than of the federal bureau of in vestigation denied that any pay ment had been made The denial from the Bomberger home came from a brother of the snatch victim who refused to give his first name and who declined to disturb the elder Bomberger We didnt pay a cent the bro ther declared adding that any fur ther inquiries would have to be made to the department of justice whose agents were called into the case after young Bomberger had been seized last Sunday night In Crawfordsville Ind where he at tends Wabash college The report of the kidnaping came shortly after federal agents had shot and killed Russell Gibson f suspect in the abductif of Edward B Bremer welltodo S Paul banker in a gun fight on Chi cagos northside U S Strikes Again CHICAGO Jan 9 Federal agents have struck with deadly ac curacy again in their war on crime this time to kill Russell Gibson 32 year old suspect in the kidnaping of Edward G Bremer wealthy St Paul banker Trapped in a north side apart ment last night Gibson an excon vict and reputed member of the abduction gang of Alvin Karpis and Arthur Barker attempted to shoot it out with a picked squad of 16 agents but his miniature machine gun jammed and he fell mortally wounded Bullets Hit Mark Two bullets from the quick rifles of the federal men hit their mark and one of them found a fatal spot despite the fact that Gibson who was also known as Slim Gray was wearing a bullet proof vest The bullet penetrated the vest Gib son died in a hospital early today Gibson attempted to flee out of the back door of the apartment at Turn to Pace 11 Column 1 Polk Board Urged to Adopt Relief System DES MOINES Jan 9 Polk County Taxpayers association passed resolutions urging the coun ty board of supervisors to adopt a centralized relief system and re quested Iowa Relief Administrator E H Mulock to continue federal aid through January after Mulock withdrew the January allotment of relief funds when the board of su pervisors failed to comply with federal regulations Validity of Liquor Act Challenged Sioux Cityan Charged With Law Violation After Raids DES MOINES Jan 9 Attorney General Edward L OCon nor today announced the filing of the first legal action challenging the constitutionality of the Iowa liquor control law Theattorney general said the action constitutes a demurrer filed in Sioux City municipal court last week by Carlos Goltz attorney for Harold Walters charged with vio lation of the liquor law as a result of raids staged by state and county officials recently The attorney general appointed Walter Maley his first assistant to assist County Attorney Max Duck worth in the presentation of the states case at a hearing on the de murrer Saturday morning at Sioux City Makes 11 Allegations A copy of the demurrer received at the attorney generals office sets forth 11 allegations asserting that the liquor control law the establish ment of state liquor stores and the privilege of the state in engaging in a monopolistic liquor business is un constitutional and invalid After alleging that the county at torneys information directed against Walters is incorrect in form and indefinite and uncertain as to facts the demurrer asserts that chapter 24 the acts of the extra session oT general and voii Says No Law Exists Count four of the demurrer holds that the establishment of state liquor stores is illegal and count five declares that all laws relative to liquor control in Iowa have been repealed and that no valid law ex ists under which Walters can held to answer In count six the demurrer alleges the liquor control act unconstitu tional because it asserts the legis lature has no power to enact a statute the law is contrary to public policy and repugnant to pll constitutional provisions and thai the act embraces more than one subject To Promote Temperance In count seven Goltz declares the law to be unconstitutional because it is entitled an act to promote temperance when in fact it per mits the state to sell whisky and other highly intoxicating liquor The constitutionality of sections 53 and 54 of the act relating to liquor nuisances is challenged in count eight because the demurrer asserts the sections deal with more than one subject and that many matters not properly connected with the subject matter are cou ained in thesections The act was lot passed in conformity with con stitutional or statutory provisions count nine declares Not Properly Charged Counts 10 and 11 assert that the defendant has not been properly charged and that the county attor neys informaton directed against the defendant does not conform substantially with the Iowa code OConnor and Maley immediately upon receipt of the copy of the de murrer went into conference to de termine the states defense of the information charging Walters CANADA TO GET U S APOLOGIES Arbitrators Award Damages for Sinking of Im Alone Cnnrrisht 1H35 6r Tho Associated tress WASHINGTON Jan 9 United StatesCanadian commission to arbitrate the controversy result ing from the smiting of the rum runner Im Alone off the Louisiana coast in 1929 held today that the United States should apologize for sinking the vessel and should pay Canada 525000 as compensation The decision was given by Justice Van Devanter of the United States supreme court and Chief Justice Duff of Canada Bandits Get SCOTTSBLUFF Nebr Jan 9 gunmen who slugged a young woman and robbed the Scottsbluff National bank of 634 late yesterday apparently had I made good their escape today DEFENSE MOTION FOR MISTRIAL IS DENIED BY JUDGE Jafsie Claims He Paid Ransom of to Defendant By WILLIAM A KINNEV npyrtKhi 193ft by Tijc Anaoclntcd rrtfts FLEMINGTON N J Jan 9 Dr John F Jafsie Condon Iden tified Bruno Richard Hauptmann four times today as the mysterious John who negotiated and collect ed the futila Lindbergh ransom His testimony earned him a hos tile grilling crossexamination at the hands of Hauptmanns counsel Edward J Reilly who demanded unsuccessfully that a mistrial be declared Reillys demand came after Dr Condon denied telling a Taunton Mass druggist that Hauptmann was not John Letter from Druggist Attorney General David T Wil entz declared he had a letter from the druggist and this Reilly held was grounds for ending the trial Justice Trenchard promptly denied this motion Condon besides Identifying Hauptmana as the man who con tacted him to receive the which was paid in vain for a baby that then lay and unnoticed In STrwoods near he saw Hauptniann on the street in August 1934 That was before Hauptmanns arrest The elderly negotiators eloquent manner of relating the futile searches for the baby after the ran som had been paid brought moist eyes to Colonel Charles A Lind bergh the babys father who had already related his own story with out emotional display Sat on Bench In direct testimony after identify ing notes exchanged between him self and the the mysterious John Dr Condon added to his identifica tion by saying that Hauptmann was the man who met him and sat on a bench with him for an hour in Van Cortland park some time before the ransom was paid He looked directly at his ques tioner Attorney General David T Wilentz and shook his fingT as he made the assertion that Hauptmann is John and his voice was loud consciously dramatic The point was reached early in his testimony Wilentz quickly leaj ing him up to the night of April 2 1932 when he drove with Colonel Lindbergh to St Raymonds cemv tery with in a wooden box to meet the man known as John Responses to Ad The notes he identified were the letter he received in response to an advertisement he inserted and sub sequent notes giving him directions all 9f them bearing the strange threeholed symbol for signature The first letter accepted him as gobetween and instructed him to insert an advertisement saying Money is ready Inclosed with it was a note to Colonel Lindbergh saying the kidnaper had accepted Condon as intermediary Examines Notes Carefully Dr Condon examined the notes with meticulous care before he would identify them When he re ceived the first letter designating him he said I felt rather pleased that I was so honored The Bronx man at times appeared to be consciously dramatic about his testimony Melodrama tinged Turn In Paul2 V Says Hauptmann Is John DR JOHN F JAFSIE CONDON Courthouse Jammed to Hear Condon Give Story Al Reich Cant Be Blamed For SlipUp It is ruefully acknowledged that a Paris paper recently scored a decisive beat on the GlobeGazette That French sheet caught a military spy through of all things a simple classified want ad inserted by a chap named Tworyt Does make one feel sort of humble and envious But then as no body around here seems to want a spy you can hardly blame our classified want ads They usually get what theyre after as this one did FOR fvirn light hskpg rms Rent rcas 323 S Penn of Jafsie First on Stajid FLEMINGTON N J Jan 9 Ul In high expectation of hearing John F Condon tell his story of he Lindbergh kidnap case the rlunterdon county courthouse was jammed today when Bruno Richard rlauptmanns murder trial resumed at a m Al Reich the exprizefighter who was Jafsies aide and companion during the ransom negotiations went back to the witness chair to complete the account he played in the famous case The crowd in attendance was so reat that Sheriff John H Curtiss double checked all courtroom pass es first at the entrance to the courthouse and then again at the courtroom doors Takes Friends Seat Dr Condon took the seat left by his friend Reich who went to the stand to continue direct examina tion Reich a brawny figure on the stand started his testimony by tell ing of the night of April 2 1932 when the ransom was paid He was at Jafsies Bronx home he related together with Colonel Lindbergh Colonel Breckinridge Ralph Hacker Condons soninlaw Mrs Condon and Mrs Hacker He was asked if he drove the car to the ransom payment spot Colonel Lindbergh drove the car he said explaining I sug gested they use my car IOO Kadio Exhibit The S400 radio taken from Haupt manns Bronx home and the chest of carnenters tools found in his garage were in the courthouse for use as exhibits later in the day The state has announced that a woman acquaintance of the Haupt manns once saw a large sheaf of bills in the radio The state says it will link the tools to the kidnap ladder Directed by Wilentz Reich told of the preparation of the 570000 ransom money in the box ordered by the kidnaper I was there when it was packed I helped bring it up that afternoon from the bankers home he de tailed explaining the money was brought to Condons in two pack ages one of S30000 and one of S20000 That was the afternoon of tho night of the final pay off Series OE Questions Wilentr concluded direct examin ation of Reich with a short series Turn to rage 2 Column 2 3 STRIKERS SHOT IN MINNEAPOLIS Special Officer Fires Into Sidewalk to Scare Mob Bullets Ricochet MINNEAPOLIS Jan 9 W Three members of a rioting group of striking garage workers were wounded none seriously when they were struck by bullets from the gun of a special officer here today Fay Perkins the officer told po lice he fired into the sidewalk to scare the strikers who had pushed in a large plate glass window in a garage and that the bullets must have ricocheted Police estimated there were approximately 75 men in the group Claire Hogan 29 St Paul was brought to General hospital a short time later with a gunshot wound in the left leg His wound was declared not serious Police were placed to guaid him The demonstration apparently was expected by motor company of ficials because several members of the police department were assigned to the auto firm earlier in the morn ing to guard against eventualities The disturbance was the first one since the strike of garage me chanics began Jan 3 Others injured by gunshots were Burns Powers wounded in the leg Everett Lindfors wounded in the jaw and face BRAKEMAN SEES VICTIM IN SNOW NEARR1TRACK Vlusician Lost Way in Storm Died From Exposure ACKLEY Jan search which was carried on without a single clew since Thanksgiving night ended Wednesday noon with he finding of the body of Durward V Leach 64 Ackley musician n the snow The body was discov ered a mile east of Ackley on a siding of the Il linois Central railroad tracks The body still almost complete ly buried in snow despite recent melting was D V LEACH irst seen by Al Butler head brakeman on a west bound freight which had atopped on the sidetracks The body was in nearly two feet of snow and was approximately 100 feet from the tracks Wandered iu Storm Officials were summoned to take charge of the case and the belief was expressed that Mr Leach bad wandered during the driving snow storm in trying to find his way home although he was left off from an auto only a short distance from hia home It was thought tiiat he The violin were found nearby Finding of the body concluded a long investigation and series of searches An agent of the state bu reau of investigation came here twice in connection with the inves tigation and questioned a number of witnesses Played for Dnnce It was brought out that Mr Leach had not been drinking at the John Blossi home where he played for a dance Thanksgiving night Special emphasis was given to this phase of the case because of pre vious rumors to the contrary Mr Leach was taken to a point near his home early in the morning and left a short distance from it by the two Miller boys who also played in the orchestra Mrs Leach who said she was awake until 2 oclock in the morning stated she did net hear her husband come In and knowing that he was to play for a dance that night at Waverly thought he had gone on to that des tination When Robert the son reported from Waverly that his father had not arrived there a search was started with men going over the vi cinity of the Leach home for some time Had Resumed Search As this search proved futile thg theory that Mr Leach had met foial play gained impetus That he only had with him and his violin seemed to discredit the idea that robbery might have been a motive A car was a short distance away when the Miller boys left Mr Leach Turn in Pace 2 Column BEAUTY HINTS NRA Gives Industry Hearing as It Makes Code Revision Plans WASHINGTON Jan 9 gave industry its last opportunity today to present evidence before the recovery administration lays out new policies expected to bring wholesale revision of codes and elim inate many price controls Some 250 code executives and bus inessmen came to discuss price pol icy with the national industrial re covery board at an open hearing the first of several on NRA problems Many businessmen were expected to argue for the maintenance of some price control although they might give up actual price fixing except in emergencies NRAa stand was that the burden of proof was on industry since tentative policies of I the Blue Eagle agency now are i against price fixing No greater service can be given a woman than to assist her in pre serving and enhancing the beauty and charm with which nature has endowed her This service is under taken in the booklet Beauty Hints 32 pages of the most prac tical and helpful suggestions and information available from beauty experts physicians 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