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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 11, 1935, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI MtWWArtft THAT MAKB ALL MOCTN WWANS MIICMMMtS HOME EDITION VOL XLI emit A odrr MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 11 1935 TOM PAPER CONSISTS OB TWO UDCTIONt SECTION ONE Taylor Subs for Leader Handles Bank heads Duties on Floor of House NO 78 By HERBERT MAJMMtB A SHIN GX ON Jan 11 C i r c u instances and seniority have projected a new name on the national scene at one of the most crucial times in the nations his tory His narae is Edward Thomas Taylor of Colo rado acting dem ocratic leader of the house of rep resentatives The late C h a Clark former epeaker of the house once said the way to make a congressman was to keep him ia congress The Clark formula is particularly in the case of Taylor The tall serious and scholarly looking Coloradan came to congress hack in 1909 at the time when WiK liam Howard Taft began his term president He has been returned by his constituents continuously consecutive times t by Bankhead On the day that William B Bankhead of Alabama was shosen by the democrats to be their floor leader in the present congress Tay lor waa selected as chairman of the caucus When Bankhead was stricken ill the task of leading the huge demo cratic forces in the house fell on Taylors shoulders Now he has been delegated by Bankhead himself to carry on in hia place until such a time as the Alabaman has recov ered The house is to be run for the time at least by two men who be gan theirservice together who won1 theirspurs TnTthe same committee that of the ppwer fur comnoittee on andVwhol enjoy a personal friendship well as a political one Taylor was boomed for the speak erahip at when it looked as if the preferment was anybodys He squelched it quickly with the announcement ithat whatever influ ence he had would be used for Byrns Got Out the Vote Successively a high school prin cipal county superintendent of schools sen ator and congressman Taylors long service in the house of repre sentatives long ago gave hisi entry into the highest councils of his party In 1916 when Woodrow Wilson rwas running for his second term he was assigned by tHe democratic national committee to get out the ifote of naturalized citizens H con ducted the party campaign through put the 24 western states to obtain if foreignborn citizens of different nationalities and lan V At present he not only is acting majority floor leader of the house and chairman of the democratic caucus but also ranking member of the appropriations committee COOPER REFUSES TO QUIT BOARD State Expert Identifies Hauptmann s Writing PLAN TO ISSUE NEW WARRANTS CALLED ILLEGAL 2 Amendments to State Sinking Fund Law to Be Asked By J PORTER Associated Presa Staff Writer DES MOINES Jan 11 proposed issuance of in refunding anticipatory warrants to take up a like amount of warrants against the state sinking fund would be illegal Atty Gen E L OConnor held today The states attorney based his contention that the refunding issue is unlawful under the provision of the state sinking fund statute limiting the amount of anticipatory warrants to the amount of the first issue sold to the Carle ton D Beb company of Des Moines The opinion addressed to Gov Clyde Herring was in response to questions raised regarding the refunding issue by the governor and state treasurer Leo J Wegman Requests 2 Amendments Governor Herring shortly after receiving a copy of the opinion an nounced he has requested the at torney general to prepare two amendments to the state sinking fundtiJaw which will be presented to the general assembly for consideration The first the governor said state r authority to refund outstanding warrants in any amount but will provide that the refunding issue must be used to take up otheroutstanding war rants This provision the gover nor said would allow the state to exceed the limitation in the event of an issue of refunding warrants but would retain tne limi tation on any new issue The second amendment the1 gov ernor declared would provide that hereafter all public obligations must besold at public sale to the highest bidder Sale Was Private OConnor stated at the beginning of the opinion that the sale to the Beh company was a private one and under the laws of the state of Iowa as they now exist was entirely The attorney generals statement drew attention to the provisions of Chapter 139 the Iowacode which Good Time Charlie Lands in County Jail CALLS IT SAME AS FOUND UPON RANSOM NOTES Government Agent Says No Money Turned Up After Arrest By WILLIAM A KINNJEY 1MB by Thr 1rrm All H automobiles stolen by Odeon Comstock in Mason City had keys I them lie told officers when arrested Thursday night He is shown above between M Robertson left and Harold K Wolfe night captain of the police JPhoto by Engraving by No Indication Seen of When Decision on Gold Will Be Given Jan 11 Winding up the argument stage of its consideration of the new deals action in outlawing gold as legal tender the supreme court faced to day the task of passing judgment on perhaps the most vital monetary issue ever to confront it There was no indication as to when its deci sion might be announced FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness warmer In northwest and ex treme west portions Friday night Saturday rain in south and rain or snow In north with rising temperatures MINNESOTA Snow probable Friday night and Saturday not so cold Friday night and in east and south portions Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 34 Minimum in Night 18 At 8 A M Friday 19 Snowfall 75 of an Inch Precipitation 06 of an Inch After a snowy start Thursday the skies cleared in midforenoon and North Iowa had its closest ap proach to a clear day in almost 8 week provided for the issuance of an un limited amount of securities tp en able the state to borrow funds tied up in closed banks No Saving Clause In chapter 138 of the laws of the fortyfifth general the there was no saving clause incorporated in said act Chapter 138 x x x was declared un constitutional by the supreme court of the state of Iowa on July IS 1933 in the case of Hubbell ver sus Herring Therefore the amend ment made in the fortyfifth genj eral assembly removing the limitation which removed the limitation in the is suance of such warrants has no le gal effect for the reason that the same has been declared unconstitu tional by the supreme court Hence the limitation of in the issuance of such warrants is still in full force and effect the same as it originally appeared x x OConnor further held that the IOWA HAS MOST GOOD FARM LAND Report Urges Withdrawal o U S SubMarginal Land From Cultivation amendment passed by the forty fifth legislature which provided for the refunding of anticipatory warrants did not apply in the Beh case as the first issue had con sumed the entireamount allowed by law Should Be Amended The attorney general declared after analysis of the law that the pinking fund section of the Iowa code relating to the issuance of an ticipatory warrants should read as follows with the inclusion of the valid amendments and the exclusion of the chapter declared unconstitu tional Whenever duly allowed and cer tified claims are on file with the treasurer of state to the amount of fifty thousand dollars or more and the state sinking fund for pub lic deposits contains insufficient funds for the immediate payment of said claims the treasurer of state shall issue anticipatory war rants for the purpose of raising funds for the immediate payment of said claims and may issue such additional anticipatory warrants as may be necessary to refund or ex tend the maturity of outstanding tTnn J otumn I I WASHINGTON Jan 11 Iowa todaywas credited by thi planning committee of the na tionalresources board with having nearly twice as much excellen farm land as any other the country and more than onefourth of the nations land total rated as excellent for the staple crops cli matically adapted to region in which it The land planning report recommending the with drawal of acres of sub marginal land from cultivation In the United States and a comprehen sive program of permanent land planning was made public today Extensive development of forests wild bird and game refuges public recreational faculties and improved grazing and pasturing conditions were recommended for submarginal lands erosion control and other land conserving measures for other areas and close cooperation between the state and federal governments for land planning Rated as Excellent The report said a preliminary in ventory of land productivity in the United States entitled acreg or per cent of the land surface of the United States to rank as land which may be rated excellent for the staple crops of its region Iowa was credited with hav ing this more than a quarter of it all and more than 75 per cent greater first grade acreage than Illinois which ranked second in its first grade land with acres Minnesota was Jiird with acres and was Jie only other state with more than acres of land rated as first grade Iowas other land was largely in e second grouping of good land The planning committee placed acres in this category acres as fair as poor and only acres as es sentially incapable of tillage Only Delaware was viewed as having a total acreage unfit for till Turn In Inje 1 Column 11 j Comstock Auto Playboy Is Captured in Dragnet Good Time Grabbed With His Fourteenth Car Good Time Charlie is in the county jail wondering how he might raise a bond of fixed Friday morning when John C Shipley po lice judge bound him to the grand jury on a charge of larceny of a motor vehicle The playboy was caught Tuesday evening at Charles City about oclock a little more than an hour after he bed taken his fourteenth car without leave Odeon Comstock 20 who resides with bis parents at 1801 Carolina avenue southeast is the boy with a penchant for cars skating rinks and dance halls whom Mason City police and sheriffs officers have been seeking since he began his op erations last October Drove Without TJghts Thursday night he stole a Chev rolet coach owned by Dr A L Dittmer who resides at Thornton Dr Dittmer had parked the car at 419 Fourteenth street southeast About oclock a neighbor saw tall man with a short overcoat take the car and drive to Carolina avenue without turning M the ights Dr Dittmer was notified and the doctor immediately notified he police A dragnet was thrown out at mce Police recognized the tall man or Comstock is about 6 feet tall and weighs 165 pounds ag the Good Time of Mason City whom they had been chasing Po ice in all were lOtified by telephone and as Good Charlie drove into Charles Sty one hour later he was nvet by Chief Henry De Boest and another fficer Comstock had the brown ar with the orange wheels owned y Dr Dittmer Traded Fan for Gaf Comstock had been slightly de ayed on his trip to Charles City y a stop at Rudd where he trad d an electric fan from the car cf Dittmers to a filling station at endant at Rudd for two gallons of asoline and When the dragnet was thrown ut Chief of Police E J Patton and detective Leo Risacher who had been watching the of the Tiiin I column 3 MAN WOUNDED IN RAID OF STRIKERS 2 Severely Beaten as Gang Attacks Motor Company in Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS Jan 11 One man was wounded and two more severely beaten when a gang of between 50 and 70 strikers raid ed the TriMotor company here to day Louis G 32 years old a striker is in general hospital with a bullet wound in the stom ach His condition is not serious L E Baker president of the motor company and A F Crounse vice president are under the care of a private physician after receiv ing severe beatings at the hands of strikers wielding baseball bats According to police reports the motor company bad been closed be cause of the strike A gang of pickets surrounded the place today and at last broke into the office Crounse and Baker ordered the pickets out Burglars Crack Safe at Cedar Rapids for in Cash Loot CEDAR RAPIDS Jan 11 Burglars who cracked the safe of the poultry office at the Wilson and company packing plant here last night escaped with In cash and in checks Nothing else in the offices was disturbed Entrance to the place was gained by forcing a window N Jan A handwriting expert today named Bruno Richard Hauptmann as writer of the 14 ransom notes re ceived by CoL Charles A Lindbergh after the kidnaping of nis 20 months old baby The state struck two other important blows in its efforts to send HaupLmann to the electric chair for murder A government agent said that to his knowledge no Lindbergh ran som bill has appeared in circulation since Hauptmanns arrest The aame agent Frank Wilson testified the first ransom bill came to light after the payment appear ed at a Broadway bank In Ne York not far from the Majesti apartments where Hauptmanu wa Handwriting on Notes Is Trial Issue Special U S Agent First Witness of Day for State FLEMTNGTON Jan 11 Lindbergh kidnaping ransom notes with their cryptic symbol signature preempted attention today at the murder of Bruno Richard Haupt mann as the prosecution started out to prove the notes came from the pen of the alien exconvlct defendant Although the trial session prom ised to be repleta with the techni cal testimony of handwriting ex perts the court was well filled three quarters of an hour before conven ing time and as 10 oclock ap proached deputy sheriffs had dif ficulty in keeping spectators out of the benches reserved for state wit nesses For the first time this weekfajr weather had come toFlemlngton and the early sunlight slanted through the tall windows into the courtroom Supreme Court Justice employed before tHe ransom ment was made pay made No Saturday There will be no session of cour tomorrow Justice Trenehara so he after defense counsel an adjournmentto handwriting experts an opportunit to examine the Lindbergh Iddnei ransom The identification was made b Albert S Osborn who call Had Car Painted NEW YORK Jan 11 Larry Snofsky a garage owner in the Bronx said today that Bruno Richard Hauptmann took hia 1930 Dodge wedan to a garage operated by Snofsky and Max Frankel about a month after the Lindbergh kidnaping to have the green fenders painted black himself examiner of quesstionec He gave his testimony in a louc voice and positive The identification of the hand writing has been called by the ecutors one of their strongest links in the chain of evidence throug which they hope to send Haupt mann to the electric chair for the murder of the baby On Window gill The first ransom note was on the window sill of the Lindbergh nursery and was left when baby was taken The state consid era this direct evidence that Haupt mann was the man who climbed up a ladder entered a window grabbed the baby The baby the state has charged was killed as the ladder broKc with t and kidnaper on the way down Osborn shown handwriting speci mens of which were introduced yesterday stated My opinion ia that the ransom notes were all written by the writ er of the various papers signed Richard Examined All He examined all 14 of ths ran om notes one by one and said of ach that it was written by Haupt mann This Included the note which Turn In 2 Column Headquarters Opened at Des Moines DES MOINES Jan 10 state republican headquarters were officially opened at the Hotel Kirk wood here Friday with George Lloyd secretary of the republican statecentral committee in charge Day in Congress By ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate In adjournment until Monday House Meets at noon to debate inde pendent offices appropriation bill Appropriations subcommittees work on war and deficiency ap propriation measures THURSDAY Senate Senators Clark and Pope as sailed munitions makers Chamber received world court resolution from foreign relations committee House Debate independent offices ap propriation bill Democratic caucus chose chairmen and members for standing W Trenchard as usual arrived at the courthouse early and went di rectly to his chambers just to the right of the large rack which con tains the charts and maps of the Lindbergh Attorney General David T Wtl entz came jauntily into court with a smile and went directly to th Interrupt F Wllentz said Frank special agent of the U S Internal revenue who has to return to the state would Interrupt the presentation of Its hand writingcase long enough to allow Wilson to testify The preparation of the ransom money was to be the subject of the specialagents tsvidence Inspector John J Lyond of the New York city police department who is to follow Wilson was to bring back the testimony to the handwriting phase of the case Court convened at Osborn In Court Albert Osborn head of the states handwriting experts en tered the court shortly before it was called to order Wilson was the first witness called Mildappearing and bespectacled Wilson did not look anything like a crack federal operative Special agent in charge of the intelligence department of the U S internal was his descrip tion of his position He told how he had been assigned to the Lindbergh case soon after the kidnaping occurred Wilson said that he Elmer Irey and Mr Madden other federal agents went to the Hopewell home together He Prepared Money Then he was asked about prepar ation of the in ransom bills Q Did you direct the preparation of the money A Yes I did Q Tell us how you did that A It was done at the J P Mor an company A package of money jad been made available and pre pared but without obtaining the serial numbers At this time I di rected them to have two men work on each piece of curren the numbers on each side and paying attention to the kind of currencyThat is whether t were a gold note or some other dnd of money Used Gold Notes I instructed them to use gold notes whenever the quiet oiced agent said GOVERNOR ASKS RESIGNATION OF LIQUOR OFFICIAL Makes Formal Request Following Session of Executive Council DES MOINES Jan 11 Clyde L Herring today formally re quested the resignation of Harold M Cooper as chairman of state liquor control commission and Cooper declined to resign t The governor announced the re quest for the resignation after a special session the executive council called to discuss1 the mat ter The chief executive saidLCooper who was indicted yesterday 1y a Linn county grand jury for alleged violation of the state liquor should retire to support the con fidence of the people of Iowa ia the integrity of tthe commission Called Another He declared Coopers refusal to aside was another the same as he said Cooper had made when the commission chair man declined to resign several weeks The governors request I have previously suggested to you the advisabllty of stepping aside as a member of the state liquor con Cooper Will Reply Chairman H Cooperot the I He referred to the letter from Gov Clyde L Herring resignation r trol commission and you have declined to do so v Final actionhas been delayed by me In this matter have had confidence in your integ rity because being informed of the Investigation in Cedar Rapids I sired to await its results and be cause1 I wished to have before information obtained by the auditor in compliance with direc tion of the executive councilthat an audit be made of the Iowa liquor control commission Audit Not Complete L While the audit tg not yet com plete conditionsthus far revealed by It justify me in giving assurances that the administration of the li quor control act cannot be seriously criticized i Nevertheless I believe that tlon should up longer delayed that the confidence of the peoplo in the integrity commission and its administration of the law many continue I am convinced that you should retire as a member ot this commission and I hope you will act in accordance with this re quest Certainly this request made with no thought of prejudg Turn in t Column 3 MAP OF U S I also instructed them carefully o retain the original sheets on which the numbers were recorded o they might be used later at a The agent told the jury he like wise suggested this list be kept in he custody of one person Wilentz asked who had the cus ody of that list Mr Stewart Edward Turn to Inxe 7 Column 5 ADOLPH MARTENS HELD NOT GUILTY SIGOURNEY Jan 11 OVA iry of ten men and two women to ay acquitted Adolph Martens 50 car old Keswick farmer of charges in connection with the slay ing of his stepdaughter Maxine 1 Abel 14 1 Printed from the yery latest Jlates in five colors on strong leavy paper 21 by 28 inches in size his map is an exceptionally valu able publication It shows not only the continental United States but all of the de ached Hawaii Puerto Rico and the on the reverse side is foundImport ant geographical and up to date sta tistica data interesting and histor ical facts of each state pictures the capitol and other government buildings and a map of the heart of the city of Washington Every American should have a 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