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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 14, 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 CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KE SEKV1CB MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 14 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 80 Revive Old Bills on Oil High Court Ruling Gets Leaders in Congress Busy By HERBERT FLUMMER ASHINGTON Jan 14 decision of the supreme court declaring Section 9C of the nation al recovery act invalid sent ad ministrat ion leaders in con gress scurrying to commit tee pigeon holes They hauled out and began dusting off those oil p r o d u ction control measures which were side tracked when they authorized the president to prohibit the transportation in in ierstate and foreign commerce of petroleum and the products thereof jroduced or withdrawn from stor age in excess of the amount per mitted by any state law Virtually all of these including proposals by Rayburn of Texas rman of the house committee on interstate and foreign commerce were predicated oh the idea that ongress itself should and could en ct legislation restricting the move ment of oil in interstate commerce except in compliance with control easures of those states from which it moves Hot Oil Menace One of the proposals likely to re ceive most serious consideration is that making it illegal for any rail road or other agency of transporta tion to haul oil in excess of the quo tas set by each state In view of the supreme courts de cision it now is being argued that Jprompt enactment of a bill some 7 thing like this would permit quick of all the essen tial features of code regulation on the basis of j racket at which Section 9C of the recovery act was aimed is consid 1 ered too serious a menace to the petroleum industry to permit much delay j Secretary Ickes administrator of I the oil code repeatedly has warned the industry to put its own house to order Ickes has gone so far as to hint that the federal government may decide it is its duty to consider declaring the oil industry a public utility unless reform comes Reforms Possible If you would escape the heavy hand of the government he told the American petroleum institute last November which sooner or later will be charged with the duty of carrying out the grim purpose of the people that such abuses as exist in the oil business shail no longer be tolerated then set your house in order and do it without delay The president in his annual mes sage declared among the subjects Jhat lie immediately before us are She consolidation of federal regula administration over all forms pf transportation 18 Oil pipe lines fall in this category Iweeping reforms both voluntary nd forced may be in the offing for he oil industry now that the su reme court has placed the problem ack where it started Identified as Iowa Man SIOUX CITY Jan 14 ody of a man killed when struck by n automobile Saturday night as he talked along a highway near Mo was identified as that of Fred Wlcox 50 Anthon Iowa FORECAST J3 IOWA Snow probable Mon night and Tuesday not so JcoW M IN N E S O TA Increasing icloudiness Monday night with I some snow lucsOay not so cold IN MASON CITY JlobeGazette weather figures for hour period ending at 8 oclock nday morning Maximum Sunday 13 Above C Minimum in Night 8 Below Vt 8 A M Monday 7 Below Tigures for 24 hour period ending 8 oclockSunday morning Vlaximum Saturday 32 Above If Minimum in Night 13 Above At 8 A M Sunday 13 Above Snowfall 3 Inches 42 of an Inch fi Sunday night brought the coldest gather recorded in Mason City ce New Years eve when a read of 9 below was recorded At both GlobeGazettes shelter and that the Crystal Sugar company th of the city Sunday nights inimum was 8 tielow The snow el stands at 5 incnes IOWA ASSEMBLY OPENS SESSION Girl Declares Hauptmann Shadowed Condon TELLS OF SEEING BRUNO PRIOR TO RANSOM PAYING States Expert Asserts Handwriting Evidence Is Overwhelming By WILLIAM A KINNEY Copyright 1935 by The Associated Press FLEMINGTON N J Jan 14 Richard Hauptmann on trial for his life was identified to dav as a man seen shadowing Dr John F Jafsie Condon Lindbergh intermediary prior to the payment of the ransom which Dr Condon said Hauptmann received This identification was made by Miss Hildegarde Olga Alexander 26 tall blond Bronx dress model a surprise witness for the state just after a handwriting expert had tes tified that evidence showing Haupt mann was the writer of the 14 ran som notes reecived by Colonel Charles A Lindbergh after the stealing of his baby on March 1 1932 was irresistible unanswer able and overwhelming Still Another Expert Still another handwriting expert folowed Miss Alexander to give the weight of his own opinion to the testimony of the first Miss Alexander startled the de fense caused Hauptmann to grow red in the face and Hauptmanns wife to pale She said she saw office in the waiting room of the Fordham station of the New York Central railroad She fixed the time as sometime between the time that she learned Dr Condon was the ransom inter mediary and the time it was an nounced the money had been paid Looking at Condon Who else was in this station be sides you and Dr Condon Ta prose cutor asked her I saw a man looking at Dr Con don she said She explained the man was 10 to 15 feet away and said she saw him again a few evenings later x Was there anybody else in that station besides Dr Condon and this man and yourself There may have been but I didnt notice anyone particularly Who was the man you saw in that station watching Dr Condon on this night and whom you saw a Xum to Fage 2 Column 3 CONGRESS FACES FIRST BIG TASKS Problem of Social Security to Be Attacked by F R in Message WASHINGTON Jan 14 Congress will come face to face with its first major tasks this week notably the problem of social secur ity which President Roosevelt plans to attack in a special message ex pected to go to Capitol Hill within two or three days Deluged with demands for the Townsend plan for 200 a month pensions to everyone over 60 leg islators were looking forward par ticularly to hearing the white house ideas on old age security One report in congressional cir cles unconfirmed at the white house that a monthly pension of S48 for eligible old folk might be the administrations answer to the drive for the Townsend plan Another be lief voiced with equal assurance was that the figure would be The pension age and the other rules for eligibility also were subjects for varying congressional forecasts The week will see two old con troversies renewed On Wednesday the house ways and means commit tee will meet to decide how fast it shall handle the proposal to pay the soldiers bonus imme diately Friends and foes of the world court were clearing their throats for oratory on the proposal to have the United States enter it The debate is expected to start in the senate tomorrow or Wednesday With Sen ators Borah and Johnson leaping again to lead the attack and Sen ators Robinson Harrison and others ready to launch the administrations drive for the court fireworks were awaited Never Doubted Success Says Air Queen I had perfect confidence in my motor and never doubted success Amelia Earhart Putnam declared as she arrived in Oakland Cal after hep epic flight from Honolulu Besieged by admirers the famed avia trix despite long hours in the air laughed and joked and explained with a girlish laugh that she bumped her plane in landingbecause she thought the crowd would like to see what a bad landing was like Central Press Bruno Opens Third Week of His Trial Handwriting Experts on Witness Stand for State FLEMINGTON N J Jan 14 UP Richard Hauptmann today began the third week of his fight to escape the electric chair with the state calling handwriting experts for further evidence that the Bronx ex convict carpenter was the author ot the Lindbergh kidnaping ransom notes Albert S Osborn the aged wide ly known handwriting authority was the days first witness It will require only another half hour prosecution attorneys esti mate for Osbom to complete his direct examination Cross examina tion however will probably be very protracted Defense Experts Work Chief Defense Counsel Edward J Reilly has made no secret of the fact he plans a handwriting onslaught on this phase of the states case and over the weekend defense ex perts have been at work in Trenton studying the handwriting exhibits to supply Reilly with ammunition for a fiery cross examination As court filled up for the days session rumors went from lip to lip that one of the jurors was severely ill with a cold and unable to leave his bed so that a postponement would be necessary Sheriff John H Curtiss bustling about to have the court in readi ness denied this report and said the trial would proceed as usual The sheriff also said that regular court would be held tomorrow though New Jersey inaugurates its new governor Harold C Hoffman on that day Crowd Is Smaller The crowd was noticeably smal ler than at any other time during the trial Although it lacked 10 minutes of court time Osborn chuckling over remarks made by news photograph ers went directly to the witness stand and then directed the hanging of the handwriting charts showing the similarity between Hauptmanns and the ransom writings Mrs Hauptmann came in just as Turn o Pftfte 3 Column 1 AMELIA VAGUE ON FLYING PROGRAM Forced by Bad Weather to Cancel for Time Start to Washington LOS ANGELES Jan 14 Amelia Earharl Putnam held her air minded public somewhat in the air today as far as her immediate flying plans were concerned Americas first lady of the air travel weary frrrn her epochal solo flight across the Pacific on the lonely Honolulu to California stretch and her leisurely jaunt down the coastline from Oakland to Los Angeles yesterday made this much known She was tired She wanted to take off for Wash ington D C She directed her ocean spanning monoplane serviced She wanted to sleep That was the last heard of the tousled headed aviatrix late last night when she left the union air terminal at Burbank forced be cause of bad weather reports to cancel for the time being at least her trip to the nations capital Only Gold Is Now Known to Be in Hoarding in U S WASHINGTON Jan 14 The justice department said today that only worth of gold is now known tobe in hoarding In the spring of 1933 when Presi dent Roosevelt decreed it an of fense to be a hoarder the estimate was that worth was concealed in mattresses tree stumps and other caches FAVOltlAN ARMS EQUALITY Copyricht 1935 by The Associated Press LONDON Jan 14 It was stated officially tonight following a meeting of the British cabinet that Great Britain believes the time has come for releasing Germany from the military clauses of the Versailles treaty provided she joins an armaments limitation pact DENY HOG PRICE DROP CAUSED BY DIRECT SELLING U Spoke Agriculture Department esman in Answer to Charges WASHINGTON Jan 14 spokesman for the agriculture department said today that the di rect marketing ofhogs was not re sponsible for lower hog prices J The practice of big packers send ing representatives intb rural dis tricts to buy hogs for shipment di rect to their packing plants had been criticized by farm organiza tions and legislators as reducing competition and lowering prices Not Disadvantageous Nils A Olson chief of the bureau of agricultural economics which undertook a detailed investigation at the request of Secretary Wallace reported today the study showed di rect marketing is not disadvantage ous to the producers Two of the major criticisms voiced previously against direct marketing were answered directly in Olsons report Packers have been accused of buying better hogs in the field and basing the price on the quotations for lower grade hogs shipped to terminal markets Olson reported the study showed almost the same percentage of hogs con signed for sale and those bought direct in each of the general grades choice good mediumandcull to Charges Competition among markets pub lie and direct was judged suffi ciently effective to prevent prices over any considerable period being materially out of line This conclu sion was in answer to charges of direct marketing critics that pack ers were able to manipulate public market prices and buy direct on the basis of lowered prices The growth of direct marketing of hogs and other livestock was attributed in the report to changing transportation conditions resulted in the development of strong inter ior markets Declining shipments to public markets the report said made it necessary for packers to buy in the field to assure themselves a supply for their plants Has Cut Receipts The report said the result has substantially reduced the number of hogs received for sale at public markets which has adversely affect ed the interests of stockyards op erators and market some public markets agencies at While the report concluded direct marketing was not disadvantageous Turn to Pace 3 Column 7 Turner Hops Off From Miami for New York Denies Record Plans MIAMI Fla Jan 14 the same fast monoplane he used in the recent London to Melbourne air race Col Roscoe Turner hopped off from here today for New York after attending the allAmerican air races Turner denied a statement by United Air Lines officials in New York that he would attempt on the flight to better the record between the two cities of 8 hours 36 minutes established last November by Capt Eddie Rickenbacker 4 CONVICTS TUNNEL THEIR WAY OUT OF OKLAHOMA PRISON McALESTER Okla Jan 11 their second break for freedom four convicts tun neled their way out of the state penitentiary here early today Three of them were reported to have commandeered a taxicab while the other fled on foot All four oJ the convicts were inmates of the prison tubercular ward and were members of the party of seven which engineered a successful break from the prison last Sept 27 The men were Coney Coffey serving 25 years for robbery Charlie Points serving a life term for the death of J D Gates an Oklahoma City policeman in 1930 Vern Brothers serving 20 years for robbery and Earl Wil liams serving 30 years for rob bery in Pottawatomie county Report Germany Leading 103 in Saar Vote Count AntiNazis Concede Defeat and Declare Plebiscite Was Farce Cnpyrisht 19311 by Tire Assoclnlvil rress SAARBRUECKEN Saar Basin Territory Jan Saar pleb iscite voting appeared to watchers Jrom the balcony of Wartburg hall today to toelurming10 in favor of Germany to 3 for retention of the status quo as neutral tabulators be gan their count of more than 500 000 ballots No votes for France were noticed The big doors of the Wartburg au ditorium banged shut and were pad locked at 5 p m imprisoning 140 foreigners chosen for their neutral ity who are charged with the his toric task of accurately tabulating the phenomenally heavy vote Outside the doors heavily armed troops stood guard to assure that there would be no interruption in the counting 98 Per Cent Vote The result is not expected to be announced until 8 a m 2 a m EST tomorrow Ninetyeight per cent of the eli gible voters of the basin cast bal lots yesterday in awaited 15 years the to plebiscite determine whether the Saar should return to Germany go to France or remain under the league of nations control The leagues Saar governing com mission will make a final decision taking into consideration the re sults of the vote Subjected to Duress Concession that the Hitlerites had been overwhelmingly victorious was seen in a statement issued by Max Braun leader of the common front antinazi organization who claimed voters had been subjected to duress Describing the vote as the worst pseudodemocratic election ever held Dutside of Germanys farces Braun said responsible quarters had failed miserably to live up to their guaranties for a free election and arraigned Red Cross nurses who aided invalids in marking their bal lots as tools of Hitler Hartzell Will Be Taken Direct to Leavenworth Closely Guarded Prevent Attempt at Suicide CHICAGO Jan 14 M Hartzell 59 exploiter of the mythi cal Sir Francis Drake millions will probably be taken to Leaven worth penitentiary direct from Chi cago either late today or tomorrow Joseph E Tobin chief deputy Unit ed States marshal said here today There is no particular reason for taking Hartzell back to Sioux City Tobin said and we probably will take him directly to prison as soon as he is turned over to us Turns Down Attorney Meanwhile Hartzell who must serve 10 years in prison for using the mails to defraud languished in a Chicago police cell and refused to see an attorney sent by a friend to represent him I dont want to see anybody the promoter told his jailer them all away from me Police were watching Hartzell carefully lest he attempt to take his life a move authorities thought he hinted in a statement that he would never be taken to Leavan worth Loses All Appeals The circuit court of appeals at St Louis upheld Hartzells Sioux City conviction and the supreme court refuses to intervene ending at least temporarily the govern ments battle wluch began in 1932 and included his extradition from England to bring Hartzell to prison Due to surrenderingat Sioux Citv Saturday night when his appeal bond lapsed Hartzell failed to ap pear and Chicago police and postal inspectors arrested him here on a request from Iowa federal office 8 Below in M C More Snow Ahead Northwood Has State Minimum Reading of 10 Below Snow flurries fell on the heels of another cold wave which drove the mercury down to a minimum of 10 below in Iowa Sunday night More inow was forecast for Monday night and Tuesday although the weatherman saw some relief in ris ing temperatures Northwood recorded the state minimum of 10 below Mason City had 8 below while Charles City came in a close third with 7 below at 7 a m Monday Spirit Lake re ported a minimum of 6 below at 7 a m a drop of 18 degrees in a lit tle more than 2i hours Sundays high was 38 at Keokuk the weather bureau reported in North Iowa Precipitation was light except in North Iowa over the weekend ranging from misty rams to snow In the Mason area however considerable snow fell Shippers were warned to protect for temperatures of 5 below in the northwest 10 below in the north east 5 above in the southwest and zero in the southeast sections of the state Other points recording low read ings were Waterloo Dubuque and Sioux Falls S Dak with 4 below zero Fort Dodge with 2 below Davenport and Marshalltown with 3 above Cedar Rapids with 1 be low zero at 7 a m Monday Clin ton with 1 aboveand Muscatine with zero 8 Above Zero Comparatively mild readings 8 above zero were reported at Ot tumwa and Burlington while Coun cil Bluffs recorded 6 degrees abov zero minimum North lowans had the task of working in subzero weather t0 clear away snow which had drifted con siderably At Osage at 9 oclock Monday morning a temperature of S below was recorded Snowfall the past two days measured three inch es with a third if an inch of precip itation Sends Out Plows Robert Kirscbbaum foreman for the Iowa state highway commission at Garner sent plows out early Sunday to clear roads drifted quite badly in places following snowing most of Saturday night A total of about 3 inches fell and covered a coat of ice making motoring haz ardous County Engineer Charles F Merten said primary roads throughout Hancock county would be plowed out early Monday Some of the side roads were entirely blocked Considerable drifting of roads in Worth county was reported with a strong northwest wind piling up the snow Sunday Roads north and west of Northwood were drifted more than in other parts of the county reports indicated LIQUORSlY WILL BE ASKED Alesch to Offer Resolution in House Within Next Few Days DES MOINES Jan 14 resentative Gus Alesch D of Ply mouth announced today he would introduce a resoluton in the house in a few days asking a legislative investigation of the Iowa liquor con trol commission His request Alesch said follows a similar demand made by the house member for an inquiry of the com mission to Gov Clyde L Herring several weeks ago Alesch said that the first draft of the resolution had already been pre pared but that he was not satisfied with the language and intended to rearrange the resolution It will probably be ready by to morrow the Plymouth county leg islator said and I will introduce it as soon asit is prepared The investigation Alesch de clared would include the entire scope of the liquor commission activities since it began operation He said he was interested formal report of the giving of ap proximately 200 state liquor seals to J LeRoy Fanner of Cedar Rapids by Chairman Harold M Cooper DEMOS ASSUME MAJOR OFFICES IN BOTH HOUSES Party Lines Solid in Speaker President Pro Tern Votes DES MOINES Jan 14 Democratic victories in organiza tion skirmishes in both the house and senate today launched the Iowa general assembly on its fortysixth regular session In control of both branches at one session for the first time in four core years the democrats put over heir candidates in the lower branch and then won the first test of itrength in the senate the election if a president pro tern Party lines held solidly in both ranches on tha balloting and gave ndications of the feeling engen dered between the two parties in a patronage row which flared in the relegislative caucuses over the veekend Use Entire Session The procedure of organizing re quired the entire morning sessions lie house being the first to per fect its machinery while the senate put over additional work and a test on patronage to the afternoon meeting The two branches were called to order shortly after 10 a m Lieut Nelson G Kraschel in the chair in the senate and Representa tive E A Elliott of Polk in the house In winning the first senate set to the democrats elected their can didate for president protern Sen ator H L Irwin D of DeWitt by a vote ol 27 to the 21 tabulated lot Senator Homer Hush Es sex the republican nominee Mitchell New Speaker The first majority test in the house came with the election of Representative John H Mitchell of Webster to the speakership position in a display of concerted strength by the democratic plurality Mitcbell won over Representativs E p Ellsworth of Hardin the re publican nominee by a vote of 57 to 48 Representative Sanford Zeig ler Jr D of Jefferson was absent and not voting and the two nomi nees passed their ballots Ellsworth following the roll call moved Mitchells election be made unanimous and house members ap proved the motion First Bill Introduced Representative C E Lookingbill of Story introduced the first bill of the session iii the house His meas ure would repeal the section of the code which provides for a general execution on the balance of a mort jage following sale of the property to satisfy a foreclosure A similar measure introduced in the special session of the fortyfifth general assembly died in the sifting com mittee The house moved rapidly to com plete its organization within the first hours of its session Virgil Lekin of Williamsburg the choice fTiirn lo Pnse 2 Column 1 Pioneer Farmer Dips HARLAN Jan 14 Peterson 86 farmer in Shelby county since 1830 died at his home i at Portsmouth today United States Map Printed from the very latest plates in five colors on strong tieavy paper 21 by 28 inches in size this map is an exceptionally valu able publication It shows not only the continental United States but all of the de tached Hawaii Puerto Rico and the on the reverse side is found import ant geographical and up to date sta tistical data interesting and histor ical facts of each state pictures of the capitol and other government buildings and a map of the heart of the city of Washington Every American should have a copy of this map it should be in every office and every home Copies may be obtained only through our Washington Informa 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