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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1935, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME u E R I 5 KEM f tr 1 i t TOP r MO I J Fy THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A ASSOCIATED PHBSS tJSASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 121935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 105 Cotton Big AAA Worry Housecleaning Is Least Trouble of A dministration By HERBERT PLUMMER 4SHIN GTON Feb 12 Officials of the agricultural ad justment admin istration have deeper worries than the socalled housecleaning of leftwingers in stituted by Ches ter Davis AAA administrator re cently Cotton rather than leftwing ers is the par amount issue in this particular alphabetic al agency of the new deal at present Not only AAA but the white house and southern members of congress are disturbed The chief source of worry lies m the fact cotton sales abroad are in the words of Senator Smith of South Carolina chairman of the senates agriculture committee and one of the foremost authorities on the commodity rotten Estimates of sales are placed at little more than onehalf those of a year ago Sales in December were the smallest for any December since the start of the World war Sales last month were far under normal Cause for Worry If this were true of any other commodity than cotton it might not be so serious Inasmuch however as normally 60 per cent of the American cotton crop is marketed abroad and some 10000000 persons depend on the crop for a livelihood there is cause for concern Cotton Ed Smith as he is known on capitol hill took the bet ter part of a weeks leave from the nate to participate in a confer ce attended by AAA officials in t effort to arrive at some solution he problems confronting this im j ant cron isidentRpqseyelt is represent faypringahother international v ofeat markets among the principal cottonproduc jYig nations Secretary Roper of the depart ment of commerce would have cre ated an international board which would divide up world markets for cotton and even allocate production as well as marketing among the nations Curtailment Only Hope Secretary Wallace declares that until foreign customers are able to hold of dollars to buy cotton must curtail their purchases 3He blames tariffs and concludes either imports must be in i creased or cotton production must f1 continue to be curtailed The conference between Senator Smith and AAA officials is in agreement with the secretary They see the only hope in continued cur jtailment of production unless this country decides to take more for ieign goods in payment for cotton f With the south faced with the jdilemma that it is over losses in its ucotton export trade congress and the administration are destined to Lhear much about this problem in the coming months Creston Restrictions on Water Removed and Rates Slashed CRESTON Feb 12 ton housewives could use as much water as they pleased the first time since the drought drank up nearly all the citys sup plies last summer All restrictions on the use of wa ter were removed by the three city water commissioners They aiso an nounced water rates will be cut in half Arthur K Olsen of Creston union county engineer was ap pointed superintendent of the mu nicipal waterworks plant JURY ASKED TO SHOWNO MERCY State Senate in Party Battle on Liquor Probe FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday slightly warmer in southern i portion Tuesday night I MINNESOTA Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednes day colderin northwest Wed nesday IN MASON CITY i GlobeGazette weather figures for hour period ending at 8 oclock jiesday morning Monday 34 Minimum in Night 30 At 8 A M Tuesday 32 The constancy of the temperature the first two weeks of February s been its principal distinguishing ark It has ranged from a high of on Feb 4 to a low of 10 on the Jrning of Feb 6 For the past ek there has been a range of only 20 degrees FIGHT MACHINE LONGLEY STATES World Is Dehumanized Bishop Tells Annual Convention Present civilization with its de humanizing forces technic race nationality and state is likely to follow the course of the great na tions of the past unless there is a quickening of religious life the Rt Rev Harry S Longley bishop of the Iowa diocese of the Episcopal church declared in his annual ad dress at the diocesan convention at the St Johns church Tuesday The address delivered at the morning session following Holy Communion included a resume of the activities of the past year in the diocese The machine with all its atten dant developments is a challenge to the church of today the bishop maintained Kobbed of Values Strong arms reach out in the world today to rob man of all the great values of life which are God given values for him to use he said It almost seemi as though men did not desire to be the image of God The machine is dehumanizing life Instead of being used to give man time for cultivating the powers and faculties God has given them Instead of moretime rpleasufeV and relief many burdensome toils the voice that sounds is a cry to man to give more and more and the great maw reaches forth greedilyfor greater gain Man is not being conformed to the image of God but to the image of the machine Interested in Structure It has been said humanism made democratic from the eigh teenth century on travels the road of the subordination of man to so ciety democratic and socialized humanism ceased to be concerued with man it is interested in the structure of society but is not in terested in the inner life of man We see in the early stages of the worlds history the inhumanity of men the lack of truth and the sense of justice and righteousness flagrantly disregarded Then was revealed to men the compassion of Jesus But this compassion has been submerged by an unchristian democracy and modified unchristian forms of government We see it in Russia in the denial of the value of human personality There is in such forms of government a regime of inhumanity Man can be treated as you please for human and antihuman ends Man as a child of God is set aside for a defied state Have New Images The Aryan announcement in the German nazi state is again an expression denying in some meas ure that all others are children of God As we view the world we find it moved by other values than the value of man and the value of Turn io Jase 2 Column 1 2 SHEFFIELD MEN BURNED IN BLAST Explosion in Store Heard All Over Town Does Heavy Damage SHEFFIELD Feb ex plosion which was heard in most of Sheffield Tuesday morning severe ly burned two men and caused con siderable damage The blast oc curred in the rear of the Tatum hardware Dawes Tatum owner of the store and one of his employes Walter Larape were working in the rear of the store Both of the nen who were severely burned wore rushed to the Lutheran hospital it Hamp ton for treatment and were unable to tell what caused the explosion Explosions of a gasoline torch or of a can of gasoline have been ad vanced as possible causes Firemen were summoned and put out the flames in the rear of the store The front of the store was damaged considerably by smoke and water It was believed that Lamps was the more seriously burned Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Appropriations committee re COiisiders equivalent wage amendment to relief bill Munitions committee questions Newport news ship builders Finance committee studies so cial security Judiciary subcommittee probes 0 hour week House Takes up District of Columbia bills and routine matters Ways and means committee and labor subcommittee continue consideration of social security measures Interstate commerce commit te discusses oil legislation Mexican claims up before for eign affairs committee MONDAY Senate Passed measure enlarging scope of farm credit administra tion Appropriations c o m m ittee ftghts starts over equivalent wage1 amendment to relief bill Munitions committee charged navy was party to alleged col lusive bidding among shipyards House In recess Military committee began con sideration of bill for 10 huge air bases Patents committee opened hearing on patent pools Ways and means committee considered economic security Envoy Reports Ethiopia Ready to Fight Italy Declares African Nation to Refuse to Pay Cent of Indemnities By ANDRUE BERDING Copyrisht 1935 by The Associated Press ROME Feb 12 diplomatic envoy to Rome Negra dus Yesus announced tonight that Ethiopia would not pay a cent to Italy as indemnities that the Afri can empire had one million men available to fight Italy that no for eign power was expected as an ally and that Ethiopia does not need The supreme council of defense of Italy presided over by Premier Mussolini met shortly after a gov ernment spokesman had announced peace negotiations were continuing although strained in Addis Ababa and the massing of 30000 Ethiopian troops on the ItalianSomaliland border Italy Called Adamant Italy was described adamant in her previous demands for repara tion for Italian casualties in several recent border incidents and pro posed a neutral zone along the Eritrea and Somaliland frontier of Ethiopia Gen Italo Balbo former mass flight leader of the Italian air corps and now governor of Lybia was present in the supreme council meeting His presence was consid ered particularly significant be cause of his knowledge of colonial affairs andsince he was nominated to the body only a few days ago Ethiopian Troops Mass The Ethiopian troops were said to be gathering near Ualual where several border incidents have oc curred recently This information was made pub lic as 250000 Italian reservists re ceived mobilization orders and stood ready to join a possible African mil Tiirn to PaiM 2 Column II Senate Votes for Probe of A T and T Bonus Rider Rumored as G 0 P Move on WorkAid Bill CHARGE MOVE IS ON TO DISCREDIT WASHINGTON Feb 12 resolution for an investigation of the American Telephone and Tele graph company similar in scope to the federal trade commissions six year inquiry into power companies was passed by the senate today and sent to the house Administration forces fought off an effort to split up the social se curity program as the supreme court quietly pursued a routine procedure that left scarcely a chance of an immediate gold ruling The move to divide the old age pension and unemployment insur ance sections of the security bill was defeated in the bouse ways and means committee 17 to 6 on strictly party lines Still in Committee Another Roosevelt measure the workrelief bill was still locked in the senate appropria tions committee carrying a pre vailing wage amendment the ad ministration wants ousted Extensive amendments to the agricultural adjustment act were offered in the senate by Senator Smith democrat S Car as Huey p Long of Louisiana renewed dis honesty charges against Post master General Farley In the house the senate and else where Lincolns birthday was ob appropriately President Roosevelt remained inthe white house with only one Civil war his list Tackle Amendment As the senate appropriations committee tackled once again the prevailing wage amendment which the administration wants taken out of the big relief bill there were some rumors a cash bonus rider might offer new com plications when the controversial money measure reaches the senate floor House ways and means commit tee members wrestled behind closed doors with the complicated omni bus bill for old age pensions and unemployment insurance Amongother capital activities Approve Works Plan The administration approved a public works program lor the navy embracing to strengthen the base at Pearl Har bor Hawaii The new administration banking bill was referred by thesenate banking committee to the sub committee headed by Senator Glass defender of the present federal reserve setup Denial that the war time profits of the Newport News shipbuilding and drydock company was any thing like the amount stated by the committe was made to the sen ate munitions hearing by Homer L Ferguson president Called Unconstitutional James T Emery counsel to the national association of manufactur ers told a senate committee the Black 30 hour week bill was plain ly unconstitutional and an army could not police it even if it were valid Signatures of more than one mil lion farmers were forecast on corn hog reduction contracts for 1935 by Dr A G Black chief of the AAA cornhog section Walter W Waters a leader of Ihe 1932 bonus march announced the organization of a national sold iers bonus league of America THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14 IN MASON CITY Demo Speakers Attack GOP Amendment to First Resolution DES MOINES Feb 12 state senate today heard a vigor ous plea by Senator M X Geske D pf McGregor in support of the the liquor control commission Speaking directly against the WilsonByers amendment which he declared was a republican attempt to discredit the democratic admin istration Senator Geske said we want a fair thorough investigation The personnel of the liquor com mission has no bearing on the reso lution I dont care who is involved If it is the governor of Iowa crack him down and take off the political heads Draws Partisan Issues The republican amendment Sen ator Geske charged drew partisan issues into the situation which were not contemplated in the original petition He referred to the trial of Harold M Cooper commission chairman and declared that Cooper is presumed to be innocent until he is proved guilty Senator Geskes attack on the amendment followed a morning debate during which the fire of political controversy flared on the senate floor Under special call for all mem bers to attend the session began late awaiting the arrival of Sena tor Irving H Knudson R Ells who was the only member not present at the roll call Byers and Wilson A substitute amendment spon sored by Senators Frank Byers re publican of Cedar Rapids and George Wilson republican Des Moines was called up immediately and the Linn county senator began his presentation in favor of the substitute The first indication of the parti san battle came from Lieut Gov Nelson Kraschel who as presiding officer called time on Senator Byers at the end of the first five minutes of debate as required by The procedure for the next half hour resolved itself into a parlia mentary discussion during which severalmotions regarding the time limit of speakers were offered The republican faction pleaded for un limited time and the administra tion members insisting on a limit Patterson Opposes Motion Senator George Patterson R1 Burt combined with Senator Wil son in an attempt to defeat a mo tion offered by Senator Harold Ir win DeWitt The motion Wilson chaEged was an attempt to throttle the debate In an effort to clear the situa tion Senator John K Valentine Centerville moved that all members desiring to speak on any amendment be given unlimited time and the assembly approved More than 40 requests have been filed to speak Lieut Gov Kraschel announced Immediately after the decision two republican senators called up na amendment which would sub stitute a appropriation for the investigation for the unlimited appropriation provision in the Wil sonByers amendment The 55000 proposal was sponsored by Senator John N Calhoun Keosauqua and Senator Homer Hush Es sex Launches Vigorous Pleas Speaking both on the original amendment and on the substitute Senator Byers launched into a vig orous plea for a thorough investi gation His remark directed to the younger democratic members of the senate in which he charged them with attempting to stifle the investigation brought Senators Valentine and Harold Baldwin Cascade to their feet speaking on points of personal privilege Both declared they resented in sinuations they had a part in the appropriations committee contro versy before the resolution was re ported out Senator Byers declared that the trial of Harold M Cooper liquor commission chairman at Cedar Rapids had exerted a def inite insinuation against the com mission and said the grand jury which indicted Cooper was com posed of four democrats and three republicans Other Things Goinjr On There are many many other things going on the Cedar Rap ids member told the senate Some jtfiim to 2 Column ftft State Asks Death Penalty WILENTZ CALLS BRUNO MENACE PUBLIC ENEMY 1 Claims Hauptmann Case Financed by Idiots and Cranks By WILLIAM A KINNEY CmiyrWit lir The Amoclnlcd rresnj FLEM1NGTON N J Feb The state today asked Bruno Rich ard Hauptmanns murder jury to put him out of the way as a men ace Atty General David T Wilentz charged that Hauptmanns defense against the charge he kidnaped and murdered Baby Charles A Lind bergh Jr was financed by idiots cranks and fools pleaded that no mercy be shown and dubbed him public enemy No 1 of this world He defended with vigor the cir cumstantial evidence on which the state depends for conviction and enumerated that part of the case which he said was not circumstance Besides calling Hauptmann lower han the lowest form in the animal kingdom he compared him to an mruly bear in the zoo which has to be killed Tut Him Out of Way Now the attendant doesnt like to do it he told the jury hut that Attorney General David T Wilentz Tuesday asked the jury in the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann for the murder of the Lindbergh baby to show no mercy in its decision Before the final plea by Wilentz the states case was summed up by Anthony M Hauck county prosecutor Hauck right md Wilentz are shown conferring as the dramatic trial reached its final hours Mason City Dollar Day Planned for Thursday Local Merchants Offer Bargains on Sale Day Another of Mason Citys dollar days has been planned for Thurs day Feb 14 when shoppers from he community will find hundreds of articles priced at one dollar in many of the business establishments if the city Many other articles at sale values of equal proportion will also be on display in the stores join ng in this day of bargains Merchants have been planning for his event for several weeks and lave intimated that outstanding bargains will be on display in win and early spring merchandise Belated valentines will be among many of the suggestions offered to he visiting customer Dollar day will be an all day event equal in many respects to imilar bargain days of this type Vith the price of merchandise con jnually rising dollar day has come o be looked upon by many custom rs from outside as well as in the ity to be the purchasing day of the season DENIES SOS OF SHIP WAS HOAX Lord Says British Captain Satisfied Aid Not Asked Unnecessarily SAN FRANCISCO Feb 12 The disabled yacht Seth Parker re layed today from Ihe South seas a message her captain Phillips H Lord said he had just received from the British warship Australia say ing the commander Captain Mc Leod was satisfied aid had not been asked unnecessarily1 Lord sent the message to the Na tional Broadcasting company which made it public here along with a detailed report the company had re quested on the actual condition of the American radio stars schooner Nine men of the Seth Parker crew of 13 were taken aboard the Au stralia yesterday while Lord and the other four sailors still were aboard the roundtheworld adventure ship apparently awaitinga hitch hike tow from an American naval vessel expected Thursday lowan Fatally Injured SIOUX CITY Feb 12 Richard Woodward 22 of Sioux City received fatal injuries when HOPE WANES OF GOLD DECISION Treasury Prepared to Use Stabilization Fund to Manage Currency Has Four Choices FLEMINGTON N J Feb 12 Hunterdou county jury deliberating on the guilt or in nocence of Bruno Richard Hauptman can do four things unless Supreme Court Justice Thomas W Trenchard instructs them otherwise Convict him with a mandatory death penalty Convict him with a recom mendation of life imprisonment Acquit him Disagree In event of a disagreement the customary procedure is to conduct a new trial but state prosecution officials say they must confer with Gov Harold G Hoffman before any decision would be reached WASHINGTON Feb 12 Twice today the supreme court passed opportunities to hand down ts gold cases decision but official dom awaited the third and final possible time before resigning itself to more days ofwaiting An unprecedented announcement made by Secretary Morgenthau last night was interpreted as an attempt to remove business nervousness lest it unsettle trade Casting aside a mask of secrecy for the first time since the treas urys stabilization fund was created Jan 31 1934 Morgenthau said the had been used and would be used to manage American currency abroad Recall Frequent Reports The statement recalled frequent reports that the administration had been preparing to meet any adverse decision with measures designed to steady the dollar and keep it from jumping disastrously Meanwhile there was nothing to indicate whether the high court would choose today or some other day to say whether the administra tion acted constitutionally in voiding the clause calling for the payment of in securities with gold or its equivalent Some thought today would be a good day because American markets are closed Others thought a Satur day would be better If the decision should come on a day other than Saturday the stabilization fund con ceivably might have a job to do be fore dawn the next day some ob servers thought for markets abroad open as early as 5 a m Administration Confident The attitude expressed by admin istration officials is one of confident expectation that the new deal mone tary policy will be upheld and Mor genthau reminded reporters yester day that he had not mentioned the word court in any official utter ance But there was no mistaking that he had the excitement about the i gold cases in mind when he said The country can go about ita j business with assurance that we are prepared to manage the external bear is a menace and they put him out of the way Thats what you haye got to do with this fellow About circumstantial evidence he said When it starts to scream all the lip evidence in the world cant over come it As not circumstantial he listed The identification of Hauptmann by Dr John F Jafsie Condon ran som intermediary and Joseph A Perrone tax driver who said Haupt mann paid him a dollar to deliver a ransom note to Condon Board in The board in the closet of Hanpt manns home with writing on it by Condons telephone number and admitted by Hauptmann in the Bronx The identification of Hauptmann by Amaudus Hockmuth Millard Waited and Ben Lupica as a man Turn o Ptititt Cnltimn BOY SCOUT STAMP A Boy Scout stamp will be brought out by the government sometime this coming summer it is said although formal announce ment has not been made as yet Boy Scouts are interested of course and many of them will be moved to start collections In that event they will want Everybodys Stamp Book a new and revised edition of which is now available through our Washing ton information 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