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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NIWSPANR THAT MAKB ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION JIVE CENTS A COPX ASSOCIATED PRESS LKA8JBD WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 4 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OX TWO SECTIONS SUCTION ONK NO 98 Who Will Be Reiieftiead Politicians Wonder Who Will Handle Works Fund By HERBERT PLUMMER Feb 4 haps nothing in tngues the minds of Washington politicians at the moment more than whom the president will se lect to administer the prospective new work relief authority The proposed co ordinated author ity which would be charged with the orderly liqui dation of present relief activities andthe substitu tion of a national chart for the giving of worlc is be ypnd the comprehension of almost fcveryone around here T Thats more money than any tingle governmental agency ever as had at its disposal to spend m bne choice of the man to elo the spending therefore is of the greatest concern F The only inkling came from Sec retary Ickes of the interior depart ment after the his proposal he had heard nothing about his toeing slated Eo head an enlarged new deal lispending agency Me added handled the other one didnt ve What Insiders Opine I There are those however pro kessiiy to be on the inside of things vho contend neither Ickes nor iarry L Hopkins relief adminis trator will get the presidential nod take over this new and gigantic sk if congress approves it They point to the fact that Ickes Hn addition to being secretary of the nterior is listed as holding exactly 1 other jobs in the present admin istration These added duties range trom oil administrator to member fehip on the migratory bird conserva ion commission As for Hopkins he divides his rnew deal activity among five dif ferent alphabetical agencies Walker Mentioned Gossip has it in certain quarters khat probably the best bet for the Hob of spending the under the proposed new setup is Frank C Walker the man upon whom President Roosevelt first cal led to coordinate the farflung new agencies Not a great deal was heard pub licly of Walker when be served as director of the Executive Council ut he is known to have done impor tant work behind the scenes He noved around quietly personally was selfeffacing and then suddenly hisappeared from the Washington Scene to return to his private busi Jiess in New York It is argued that Walker would be Fust the type to take over the pro bosed work relief agency The task Of spending such a huge sum ot aoney would be fraught with peril rjany believe the President desires the job bedone with restraint sys pem arid the least possible show There are those who say Mr Wal ker fits these requirements Iowa Pays Taxes for Tobacco Manufacture WASHINGTON Feb 4 ear and tobacco manufacture in towa netted the federal government total tax in 1934 of a drop om in 1933 the internal Revenue bureau announced ROBBERS KIDNAP SIOUX CITYAN Says She Saw Violet Sharpe on Kidnap Night FORECAST IOWA Unsettled in east partly cloudy in west Monday night and Tuesday slightly warmer in east and central por tions Monday night somewhat colder Tuesday in central and west MINNESOTA Somewhat un settled Monday night and Tues day colder Tuesday and in northwest Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for hour period ending at 8 oclock londay morning Maximum Sunday 34 Minimum in Night 25 At 8 A M Monday 26 Figures for 24 hour period end Qg at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 41 Minimum in Night 25 At 8 A M Sunday 2B Two days of weather with tem herature above the freezing level removed a considerable part of Iowas residue of snow and he Monday began cloudy with the a little below the melt ng point but before noon the sun lad appeared and melting was un ler way on an extensive scale SAYS GIRL WAS CARRYING GRAY BLANKET ON ARM Restaurant Owner and Friend of Hauptmann Take Stand By WILLIAM A KINNEY Copyright 1935 by The Associated Ircds FLEMINGTON N Feb A woman restaurant proprietor testified fin the trial of Bruno Richard today that she saw the suicided Violet Sharpe car rying a gray blanket on the even ing on which baby Charles A Lind bergh was kidnaped Mrs Anna Bonesteel said the girl came in her near the ferry at Yonkers N which con nects with Alpine N at the night of March 1 1932 in She had a gray blanket on her Mrs Bone steel testified She said I ing for She kept looking out and opening the door and sev eral times I said Gee she looks like a hen on a hot griddle Why dont she stop Hen on Hot The court ordered the hen on the hot griddle remark stricken from the record Mrs Bonesteel was the defenses second witness on that phase of its caseinrwhich it seeks to cast suspicion away from Hauptmann and on to a which included someone inside the Lindbergh or Dwight W Morrow households Violet Sharpe was a maid in the Morrow home She committed sui cide as police were to question her for the fourth time Peter H be saw two men cross the Hudson river on a ferry early in the morning of March 2 1932 and assist a woman with a blond baby on to a New York street car He identified a picture of the dead Isador Fisch as one of the men and said that a picture of Violet Sharpe resembled the woman Stolen at Night The Lindbergh baby was stolen between 7 and 10 p on the night of March 1 1932 said on cross ex amination there was no baby with Violet Sharpe She left when she saw a car come the restaurant woman testi fied of the maid She put her hand up to it It slowed up and the car stopped about 200 feet away from our restaurant She run up to the car she got in it and the car drove The witness said she was in court ready to testify last Friday but went home when the court ordered the aisles cleared Mistaken About Time The state tried to show that Mrs Bonesteel was mistaken as to the time Violet Sharpe came into her restaurant Dont you know as a matter of fact that Violet Sharpe never left the Morrow home until 8 or that I dont she replied Attorney General David T Wil entz showed her a picture which he said was of Violet Sharpe and asked her if it wasnt a picture of the girl in the restaurant that night That isnt Violet the witness disputed him Looking at the same picture again she changed her testimony I think it is Violet she Turn o fajte 3 Column 2 Duets With Bruno BUSINESS AGENT OF UNION SLAIN Machine Gun Fire Literally Blows Off Top of Thomas Maloys Head CHICAGO Feb 4 E Maloy business agent for the Motion Picture Operators union was shot and killed today on Chi cagos south side outer drive Maloy accompanied by a physi cian was driving north on the out er drive At Thirtyfourth street an automobile filled with gunmen pulled up alongside and opened fire with a machine gun The top of Maloys head was literally blown off On the night 1 when the 000 Lindbergh ransom money was passed in St Raymonds cerneterjj Bruno Hauptmanii was at his home In the Bronx he testified playing the man dolin while Hans Kloppenburg aboAe played the guitar KJop penbnrg is pictured in Flem ingtpn courthouse where he testified In the carpenters defense Five Nations Are Asked to Pool Forces German Reaction Not Warm to Offer of Equal Arms By THE ASSOCLVTED PRESS Five powerful nations are asked to pool their aerial fighting strength to guarantee themselves against aggression by any one of them following conversations in London this past weekend between government heads of France and great Britain The AngloFrench agreement provides that Germany Italy and Belgium shall unite with France and Great Britain in such a pact and also recognize Germanys right to rearm provided the reich reenters the league of nations The reaction in Berlin was not especially warm officials there de scribing the agreement as old stuff although they indicated that they were favorably disposed toward the aviation alliance In Rome an Italian government spokesman said he doubted if Ger many would return to the league of nations and said he also doubted whether Italy could enter the avia tion alliance The Italian govern ment he indicated approved of the idea of such an alliance but sug gested that because of geographi cal reasons it would be impracti cable The reaciton at Brussels ap peared the most favorable of all since Belgium long has hoped for a military aviation alliance which would save her from the danger of a sudden air attack AVERAGE OWAN JANUARY TAXES First Report One of 12 This Man Will Make During Year By GEORGE MJLLS Iowa Daily Press DBS MOINES Feb taxes paid by Mr Average lowan during the month of January to taled accordingto his tax box score report made Tlie report is one of 12 this individual will make during the year The January tax box score of this Iowa man who owns his own home has a wife and two children owns a car and earns lesa than a year is as follows RussiaFirst to Go on as U S Draws Trade Blacklist WASHINGTON Feb 4 government took steps today to re taliate against its antagonists in in ternational trade by nations which discriminate against American goods First to go on the blacklist was soviet Russia Ne gotiations toward settlement of the Russian debt to America collapsed last week thereby blasting hopes of immediate trade revival between the two countries Type of Tax is ti Nj I Sales Gasoline tax Income Property tax Personal Property tax City poll Cigaret tax 48 Old age County head Auto license fee Telephone Other taxes AS 12 18 Hunt Explanation of Dynamiting Offices DBS MOINES Feb 4 were hunting today for an explana tion for the dynamiting Sunday of the offices of two local coal firms the Wright and Homes coal com panies At both offices dynamite was planted beneath the founda tions and extensive damage don It will be noted that the auto li cense fee of constitutes the major part of his payments during the month Mr Average lowan will not be required to pay such a fee every month but other months likewise will have their spe cial tax expenses In March and for instance he will have to pay the first and second halves of his property taxes which last year totaled more than Also sometime before March 31 he will have to pay his state net income tax which may total an other or If January is a typical month for retail purchases then Mr Average lowans sales tax will be for the year If it is typical for gaso line tax then this particular assess ment will be for the 12 months of 1935 The latter item however probably will tend to in crease as better weather conditions permit greater use of cars in the spring and summer The cigaret tax of 48 cents a month probably will be a comparatively steady factor throughout the year Be as that may Januarys direct taxes took 13 per cent of Mr Average lowans in come figuring his monthly salary at the rate of a month Wheth er this pace will be maintained throughout the year is hard to say Read the GlobeGazette March 4 for the February tax boxscore of Mr Average lowan Realizing that there are no exact figures on the sales and gasoline tax payments of average Iowa resi dents and that most persons do not know how much in taxes they pay each year the GlobeGazette and the 26 other papers of the Iowa Daily Press association have ar ranged to carry stories at the end of each month listing the actual tax expenses of this one person who is believed to be an average Iowa urban resident At Least Die of Malaria Epidemic COLOMBO Ceylon Feb 4 tffV At least persons have died in the malaria epidemic throughout Ceylon since last November A C Stewart editor of the Ceylon Times estimated today Loses Leg Trying to Board Freight Train FORT MADISON Feb 4 Attempting to board a Santa Fe freight train in the local yards Francis Weber 20 of Monctt fell beneath the wheels and lost his right leg below the knee Pass Bill to Extend Time on Mortgage House VotesslOS With 3 Minor Clarifying Amendments DBS MOINES Feb 4 house today passed the measure to extend the redemption period of mortgage to March 1 1937 The vote was 103 to 0 after three minor clarifying amendments had been adopted The house also had before it a resolution off fired by Representative L C Bowers R of Union for the appointment of a committee of five members to consider the proposed investigation of the Iowa soldiers home at Marshalltown Asked Jn Resolution The investigation asked in a reso lution in the be looked into by the committee of represen tatives and the house would sum mon Senator Chris Reese D of Marshalltown to explain the pur pose of the inquiry under the terms of the house resolution Four bills were introduced shortly after the house went into session including a measure sponsored by Representative L D Teter R of Marion to revise the allocation of revenue from the three point tax law and credit tax funds against Iowa homesteads up to a val uation Representatives Charles Putman D and William Thies both of Pottawattamie offered a measure to allow any voter who blind to be assisted lection in marking his ballot Wont Take Sides Meanwhile Secretary Ray Mur ray of the state department of agri culture refused to take sides in the dispute among the other members of the state executive council over the warrants sale Murray was out of the citywhen the controversy as to whether there had been any intent on the part of the council to sell the warrants to the Carleton D Ben company with out public bidding broke out into the open CONGRESS RIGHT IS SUSTAINED IN MCRACKENCASE Supreme Court Upholds Power of Punishing for Contempt Money Still Being Appropriated for Liquor Prohibition WASHINGTON Feb 4 CSVThe 21st amendment notwithstanding congress is still appropriating mon ey for prohibition Africa The handsome sum of is be ing spent thus far this year and is planned for 1936 As explained to the house ap propriations confcnitteeby state de partment officials the obligation arises out of a threat intended to prevent the use of distiller liquors by native Benjamin Kitson 69 Succumbs at Osage Burial in Michigan OSAGE Feb Kit son 69 died Monday following a lingering illness The body will be taken to Ionia for burial following a brief service Tuesday at the Shelledy funeral home Sur viving are his wife Dr Kitson a sister Mrs Emmet Musselman of Ionia who has been visiting in Ames and a daughter Kathryn who is in high school ST PAUL GIRL 10 SEIZED ON WAY TO SCHOOL ST PAUL Feb 4 Haas about 10 years old was kid naped shortly after 1 p m today by a motorist as she was walking to school with a girl companion Sheriff Tom Gibbons and depu ties began a search for the girl im mediately after her abduction was reported All towns on highways north of the city were notified to be on the lookout June and her friend Mary Anne Mixer were going toward a school house on the edge of town when a car swept up beside them First re ports said occupants of the auto man and a grabbed both children but Mary Anne broke loose and fled June was hauled into the car which roared away to the north WASHINGTON Feb 4 Marking another significant mile stcia in the jurisprudence the su preme court held today that con gress as well as the courts has power to punish for contempt The senate affirmed a 10 day jail sentence imposed by the senate on William P MacCracken former assistant secretary of commerce for aeronautics for failure to pro duce data requested by its airmail investigating committee MacCracken Found Guilty MacCracken was found guilty after testimony that be bad per mitted clients to withdraw some of the subpoenaed records from his office and to destroy others The same sentence was imposed on L H Brittin former vice presi dent of Northwest Airways but he served it without appeal ing to the courts In 1929 Harry F Sinclair wealthy oil operator was sentenced to 90 days in jail and fined for refusing to answer questions during the senates famous Teapot Dome oil Investigation The District of Columbia supreme and not Money Dominate Money dominated in congress as delay in the supreme courts gold decision temporarily shifted chief interest to other ad ministration problems In the senate the workrelief bill apparently was snarled with a strong movement underway to halt all direct federal relief after expenditure of the earmarked for that purpose The house meanwhile received smother of the annual supply bills this one providing to operate the state justice commerce and labor departments through the fiscal year beginning July 1 Ac companying this bill were two im portant disclosures May Profit Leaders 1 Secretary Hull indicated dur ing the hearings that President Roosevelt may draft outstanding business leaders to seek new mar kets abroad for American com merce 2 Secretary Roper said some NRA functions may be shifted to the commerce department This statement by Roper was made public just as President Roosevelt summoned a long list of advisors to a white house discus1 sion of NRAs future Other developments in the capi tal Senator Vandenberg said the munitions committee has enough before it to ceVtify the record to the United States attor ney to learn whether perjury is in Hit Tpwnsend Plan The administration struck at the Townsend a month old age pension plan tellinga house com Raps Relief Bill JOUETT SHOUSE SHOUSE ATTACKS ADMINISTRATION Liberty League Head WorkRelief Bill Theft of Congress Power 4 Mj Titrn to 3 Column erican Liberty league the work relief billtoday rev olutionary unjustified and unwise attempt absolute delegation of legislative authority vto the execu tive ever witnessed in If it passes congress and goes un challenged courts he assert ed inan address prepared forde livery to the Philadelphia country league of women voters a certain indication of the disintegra tion of the form of government un der which we have lived and in which we have professed to Democracy or Bureaucracy he wheth er democracy shall continue to hold sway in this republic or whether bu reaucracy will take its The measure is now before a sen ate committee after having the house Attacking theprovision of the bill giving the president wide au thority to allot workrelief expendi tures as he saw fit Shouse charger1 that it was railroaded through tne house without adequate hearing by committee without the opportunity for adequate amendment or revi Less Than Two Days less than two days he continued that branch of the con gress which presumably is most re sponsive to the popular will was forced to sign on the dotted line a measure which transferred to the executive powers and rights never before surrendered by a legislative body and historically preserved to the legislature as the direct repre sentatives of the people More and more of recent years the congress had shown a dlsposi Tlirn 3 Column 7 NOTHING HEARD OF GUARD TAKEN BYFOURBANDITS Machine Gun Gang Gets Flees North SIOUX CITY Feb 4 Newman kidnaped guard Lewia system private detective agency had heard from at1 midafternoon He wai overpowered and carried four bandits at the Sioux stockyards at a while ctuv rylng between f and f of l the Standard Oil company money into the Livettock National bank over Sunday recelpti of teveral Standard Oil ruling The bandit car was driven north presumably over highway 75 which runs into Sheriff Hugo Snyhorst of Sioux county reported that a car answering descrip tion of the bandit car had through Sioux Center headed north about an hour afterV the robbery t 8aw Bandit Work Thomas Murray triiclc bow at yards load New man into their car and drive away all done oo quickly he f time to interfere with their depart State Agent B C Wenlgg iad been in Sioux City over Sunday and joined the Woodbury county force and the lioux City police In their to run down the robberi f Four or live during up but it not known Three Mid have met Newman inside the change building where they with a machine resisted one of struck himion the with a of them dragged him to the car which parked at the entranceof the build ing 1 Criminal on Run Says Request for More Money WASHINGTON Feb 4 Concluding that the criminal is on the the appropriations committee today asked the house to overrule President Roosevelt and give to the justice departments famed division of in vestigation next fiscal year President Roosevelt sent a bud get message asking for the agency Today besides recom mending the committee told the house Under the able leadership of the attorney general remarkable re sults bavo been and are being at tained in the apprehension and con viction of desperate Increased by Congress J Edgar Hoover chief of the di vision told the committee how the work had been increased by the last congress To summarize just one new it a federal offense to rob a national he reported there were 80 robberies The results were 18 persons con victed 52 awaiting trial and four killed by local officers Out of 32 kidnapings since the federal antikidnap law was enact ed he reported that all bad been solved But he rapped the vicious parole system recalling that Baby Face Nelson who was public enemy No 1 until justice agents guns got him had been paroled One Out of Eight One out of every eight persons arrested in kidnaping Hoover tes tified had received clemency eitbei through parole probation pardon respite or leave from jail To show the scope of one phase of his divisions work he said that fingerprints were sent in to the justice department last year As for reports that his men are trigger men Hoover recalled that in the last year they had killed Wil bur Underbill John Dillinger Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd But we have never killed a sin gle one of these men until he has drawn his gun to shoot at one of our he said The holdup took place MO quickly that persons passing along the cor ridors of r the were not aware of what was taking place until it TWU all oyeW Milton driver of the armor ed see thetholduiv aa he remained in the east entrance of the building to protect the messenger as he carried the money into the bunding Five Others Drowned Hungarian Pretender Has Narrow Escape BUDAPEST Hungary Feb Archduke Albrecht pretender to the Hungarian throne narrowly et caped drowning today when an ice boat plunged through thin ice on Lake Balaton near here Five other yachtsmen wert drowned Unusually mild weather weakened the ice covering on the lake until it was unable to bear the weight of the craft 500 FAMILIAR SAYINGS In the new booklet Familiar just isued by our Wash ington information bureau there is a collection of more than 500 famous sayings words and phrases that are the ones concerning which the most questions are asked by newspaper readers It a publication to re fresh your memory about some your old favorites and give y6u a great quantity of new information all indexed for ready reference For example Where did we get the phrase Paddle your own canoe The answer is that it was first used in a poem published in Harpers magazine in May 1854 Inclose 10 cents in coin to cover cost and handling Use coupon The Mason City Information bareao Frederic J 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