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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 13, 1935, Mason City, Iowa                                V P ON E R i 1 S M t H f A I 1 r OF i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI 1 FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASKO WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 106 81 SURVIVE MACON CRASH 2 MISSING Murder Case Against Bruno Richard Hauptmann Goes to Jury DEFENSE MAKES OBJECTIONS TO COURTS CHARGE fudge Reviews Defense Claims With Do You Believe That By WILLIAM A KINNEY Copyright 1935 by The AMOtlntcil FLEMINGTON N J Feb The jury trying Bruno Richard Hauptmann for the kidnaping and murder of baby Charles A Lind bergh Jr began its deliberations today after being instructed that it could return three possible ver in the first degree the same with recommendation for life imprisonment or acquittal The final charge of the court paid particular attention to the disputed reliability of the import ant state witnesses Dr John F Jafsie Condon and Amandus Hochmuth and to the defense the ories that a gang perpetrated the crime and that the dead Isador Fisch gave Hauptmann the ransom money he had Do You Believe That Do you believe that were the concluding words of the courts re marks about each of the defense contentions Defense exceptions to the charge were heard after the jury retired at a m jury had deliberated for four and37minutesat4 p m jjftaKjTflStervjutoisVhad y coffee and seat in to them at p m Defense Takes Exception The defense took a general ex ception to the whole charge and ob jected specifically to what it said was the courts inference that the Lindbergh nursery had been entered by means of a ladder that the baby had been carried down a ladder that the babys sleeping suit had been ripped off where a thumbI guard was found in Hunterdon county and that first degree mur der would lie if a burglary was shown Objection also was taken to the courts remarks about the manner of the babys death to the courts failure to mention any defense wit nesses aside from the defendant and to a comparison made between the defense and state alibi wit nesses Take 50 Minutes Arguments for the exceptions took 50 minutes of the courts time after the jury retired The defense objected to the failure of the court to deliver 12 other instrucitons it had suggested Adjournment was taken at p m On the states important ladder evidence the court asked the jur ors Does not the evidence satisfy you that at least a part of the wood from which the ladder was built came out of the flooring of the at tic of the defendant Might Be Unintentional If you find that the murder was committed by the defendant in per jetrating a burglary it is murder in the first degree the court said even though the killing was unin tentional If there is a reasonable doubt hat the murder was committed by he defendant in perpetrating a bur flary he must be acquitted If you find the defendant guilty if murder in the first degree you Death Prison or Freedom for Must Decide The eyes ol the entire the eyes many patts the riveted on the decision these eight men and lour women jury which decides the fate of Bruno Richard Hauptmann the German carpenter accused of the kidnapingand murder of the Lindbergh baby Top row left to right Philip Hockeubury Mrs Verna Snyder George Voorhees RobertCrayatt Mrs May Rrebtord Liscom Case Ixnv rlghtiiCharles Waltonjury foreman Howard Brlggs Mrs JBthel Rosie Pill Jnarlcs F Snyder Elmer Smith AssociatedPress GIFT OF SEALS HELD MISTAKE Opening Statements Made in Trial of Cooper Liquor Board Chairman Turn lo Pace 3 Column 1 FORECAST IOWA Rain probable Wed nesday night andThursday cept rain or snow in northeast I portion sUghtly warmer in r northeast portion Wednesday T night and colder Thursday in I northwest portion J MINNESOTA Rain or snow probable beginning Wednesday night or Thursday colder Thursday and in extreme north west Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 4 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 37 Minimum in Night 2 At 8 A M Wednesday 35 CEDAR RAPIDS Feb The gift by Harold M Cooper chairman of the state liquor etate commission of 204 state liquor seals sent to J Leroy Farmer Cedar Rapids canner was merely a trial and error mistake C H E Board man Marshalltown attorney repre senting Cooper told the jury in his opening argument today in the trial of Cooper on a charge of vio lating the Iowa liquor control act Boardman revealed that Farmer had asked for the seals at a dinner of the IowaNebraska Canners as sociation in Des Moines Dec 6 at which Cooper was pinchhitting for Governor Herring as a speaker Agreed to Send Seals Cooper agreed to send the seals Boardman said but forgot about the matter until two days later when he told his secretary to send them to Farmer The defense attorney said Farmer told Cooper at the dinner that he had some private preprohi bition stock wanted to obey the law and wondered if he could have some seals County Attorney G K Thompson in the states opening argument re viewed the police raid Dec 12 on Farmers canning factory when 2000 worth of liquor and the state seals were seized He declared the state will show the liquor was con traband Explained to Reporters Thompson m a i n t a i n ed Coop er had explained to newspapermen when questioned after the raid that Farmer had said he wanted the seals for liquor he had obtain ed in Wisconsin and that Cooper said nothing about Farmer saying it was preprohibition liquor Earl Stanley Cedar Rapids chief of detectives who took part in the Farmer raid was the first witness j for the state Stanley testified that Farmer handed him the seals and also a letter purporting to have come from Cooper with the seals The seals anda portion of the liquor seized were admitted as prosecu tion evidence over defense objec tion Bore No Iowa Seals Stanley also testified that none of the liquor seized bore Iowa state seals Richard Wiese railroad crossing flagman stationed near Farmers plant told from the witness stand of buying 12 pints of whisky from Delbert Greb Farmers plant su1 perintendent in the office of the i tanning factory shortly before the raid I Reject Public Hearings in Warrant Sale Probe Gasoline Tax Added to Inquiry by State Senate BULLETIN DES MOINES Feb 13 The state senate today approv ed without a record vote the resolution to investigate the sale of public warrants and gas oline tax refunds after several republican amendments had been approved DES MOINES Feb 13 The state senate continuing its parti san battle today clamped a lid on public hearings on a proposed in vestigation of the sale of public warrants and motor gasoline tax refunds The publicity clause brought re publican and democratic senators into an open fight on the floor similar to the controversy yester day during debate on the liquor commission investigation resolution Straight democratic majorities with one exception overrode the opposition of the minority party as the upper branch considered the resolution to investigate the sale issuance and purchase of all public warrants by the state treasurer executive council and boards of controland education since Jan 1 1935 Add Tax Refunds A series of amendments added the motor vehicle fuel tax refunds to the inquiry without opposition The democratic opposition to a republican amendment offered by Senator George Patterson of Butt originated in remarks from the FAY LOSES IN HER SUIT TO GET MORE MONEY FROM RUDY NEW YORK Feb 13 JPi Fay Webb Vallee today lost her attempt in supreme court to ob tain a more generous slice of the income of her estranged husband Rudy Vallee the crooner Justice Salvatore Cotillo end ed the action by granting a mo tion to dismiss the case which had been made by counsel for Vallee The justice ruled that Mrs Vallee had not proved her alle gations that the separation agreement with her husband had been made through coercion and under duress The financial clause of the agreement gives Mrs Vallee a week maintenance money nsc 1 I Manley Wants to Get Divorce Rather Than Buy New Automobile ST LOUIS Feb 13 P Manley doesnt feel the time is right for him to purchase a new automobile so he has decided to seek a divorce instead In a divorce petition here he said his wife kept him awake nights try ing to persuade him to buy a new automobile until he was required to i leave home to avoid a nervous break I down Citys Dollar Day Thursday February 14 LIQUOR INQUIRY BILL REDRAFTED House Demo Leaders Back Broader Measure Than Senate Passed BULLETIN DES MOINES Feb 13 The house without an opposing vote today adopted and amend ed resolution calling for an in vestigation of the Iowa liquor control commission less than 10 minutes after the question ar rived on the house floor Preceding acceptance of the resolution the house unani mously adopted the amend ment proposed by Representa tive Gus Alesch and others to materially extend the investi gating committees powers be yond those proposed in the sen ate resolution DES MOINES Feb 13 OV Democratic leaders in the Iowa house today completed a drastically revised resolution to investigate the Iowa liquor control commission and were prepared to carry a fight for its passage in preference to the measure as adopted by the senate yesterday after a vigorous partisan battle The revised draft according to I Representative Gus Alesch D of Plymouth would add to the inves tigating committees powers tlie right of individual members to sub poena witnesses and would empow er the committee not only to inves tigate the liquor control commis sion but also to investigate indivi dual members employes or any person or firm who has done busi ness with the commission Favor Thorough Probe Alesch said that house leaders in favor of a thorough investigation also will demand power for the committee to require books and rec ords to be submitted pertaining to any transaction by or with the com mission whether those dealing with the commission reside in or out of Iowa The proposed amendments also would deny the right to any person who declined to appear or furnish requested records or books to deal further with the commission The appropriation for the investigation would be raised from to S10 000 with the right specifically con ferred to employ necessary legal counsel auditors or other commit tee help Handle Minor Business While the revised investigation resolution was being drawn the louse disposed of minor business It adopted eight clarifying measures ll and Ttirn to Pane Z Column 4 ment claUS6 MARSHALLTOWN GETS EPISCOPAL 36 CONVENTION State Meeting Comes to Close With Indorsing Legion of Decency Marshalltown was selected for th 1936 convention of the diocese o Iowa of the Episcopal church at thi closing session of the eightythird annual meeting at St Johns church Tuesday evening The convention program had in eluded a business session for Wed nesday but delegates rushed then business sessions through on Tucs day the second day of the meet ing and adjourned Among the closing actions of the convention was the passing of reso lutions condemning salacious mo tion pictures and authorizing a campaign for memberships in the Legion of Decency Draw Up Resolution This resolution drawn up by the Sev Harold B Hoag Burlington E G Moon chancellor Ottumwa and the Rev Ernest Mounsey Wat erloo was as follows Whereas motion pictures are in valuable source of education for righteousness if properly present ed and Whereas the motion picture in dustry could and has produce many tremendously helpful and very popular wholesome moving Be it resolved that the eighty third annual convention of th diocese of Iowa heartily indorse the Legion of Decency especially in its condemnation of the produc tion of salacious motion pictures and the condemnation of pictures with suggestive and salacious titles and be it further In Iowa Churchman Resolved that the bishop of the diocese authorize the chairman of the department of publicity of the bishop and council to receive mem berships in the Legion of Decency through a pledge to be printed in the Iowa Churchman at an early date and that the status of such membership be carried from time to time in the Iowa Churchman And be it further Resolved that a copy of the foregoing resolutions be forwarded by the chairman of the depart ment of publicity of the bishop and council to all the weekly church papers in our country within the week following this convention And be it further Resolved that a copy of these resolutions be printed in the next issue of the Iowa Churchman To Get Offering Other resolutions of a routine nature carried out recommenda tions made by the Rt Rev Harry S Longley bishop of Iowa in his annual address It was voted to give the chil drens advent offering to Camp Morrison Episcopal camp at Clear Lake where it is hoped to build a chapei inthe near future Motion pictures of the camp were shown at a luncheon meeting at Hotel Hanford Tuesday noon Hauptmanns Mother Confidently Waiting for Verdict of Jury KAMENZ Germany Feb 13 JP aged mother of Bruno Rich ard Hauptmann convinced her son would be acquitted of the charge of murdering the Lindbergh baby eagerly awaited the jurys verdict today No she said they simply can not condemn a man without the slightest bit of positive evidence Im sure justice will win because everything is on his side At Sea Bottom This unusual picture of the Macon thft nsivys dirigible queen of the air1 now at the bottom of the rariCic Avas made as the giant airship passed di rectly overhead NOT TO REPLACE MACON AT ONG Roosevelt Reserves Final Decision on Lighter ThanAir Craft WASHINGTON Feb 13 Americas navy will continue for the present without a giant fighting dir igible President Roosevelt gave this word today while discussing the Macon crash but distinctly re served a final decision on the place of lighterthanair craft in mili tary service The impression given a crowded white house press conference was that loss of the Akron with a heavy death toll and then last night the sinking of its sister ship Macon meant a temporary abandonment of dirigible construction Far From Permanent But this forthemoment stand was far from a permanent policy though right now it meant any new naval aircraft funds asked of congress would go to long range scoutingplanes As the navy prepared for a court of inquiry and congressional spokes men promised separate investiga tions the naval high command re its own decision on lighter thanair craft until the facts are in After a conference with Secre tary Swanson assistant Secretary Henry L Roosevelt and Admiral William H Standley chief of naval operations this position was stated by Rear Admiral William H King chief of naval aeronautics Too Soon lo Forecast Until we know what happened t is entirely too soon to forecast Turn Face 3 Column 4 Administration Defeats Move to Cut Relief Bill 250 FATHOMS AT BOTTOM OF SEA One or Two of Airships 12 Gas Cells Burst During Fog By LEONARD MILLIMAN CopjTlKlit J93S by Tin SAN FRANCISCO Feb giant dirigible Macoo destroyed by a sudden mysterious disaster lay at the bottom of the Pacific ocean to day while SI survivors were being brought into San Francisco bay by cruisers of the United States fleet Only two members of the crew were missing The tragic fate of every Ameri can made dirigible the navy has possessed overtook the queen of the skies as she neared her Sunny vale base at sunset last night One or two of her 12 gas cells suddenly burst as she sped through squally air and fog 110 miles south of San Francisco Efforts Trove Futile The delicately balanced craft nosed abruptly skyward and the immediate efforts of Lieut Com Herbert V Wiley skipper of the Macon and survivor of the Akron disaster to balance the ship proved futile Under his orders the unmanaget nble dirigible landed stern first on the water 10 miles off She sank almost immedStely but her crew had taken to rubber life boats and all but two men were picked up by the cruisers Rich mond Concord and Cincinnati The exact fate of the two missing Ernest Dailey of North Bend Ore and Florentino Edquiba Filipino mess sergeant like the case of the bursting cells was not determined Dailey presum ably broke his back in a 125 foot leap from the ship before it landed Edquiba was last seen aboard Hunt for Missing Men In the faint hope of finding them alive a cruiser division and the cruiser Milwaukee were directed to continue searching the waters off Point Sur until noon If they were not found by then the hunt was to be abandoned Two injured men will oe taken off the rescue cruisers by ambul ances although their hurts are not serious The message requesting ambulances as a precautionary measure did not identify the pair but previously Boatswains Mate P M Jackson was reported inter nally injured Sunk in 250 fathoms t h a wrecked dirigible was a total loss The navy contemplated no salvaga plans It was the third though least tragic disaster to overtake great airships of the United States fleet The Akron crashed with a loss of 73 lives April 4 1933 and the Shenandoah eight years earlier with a loss of n of her crew If the two missing men are nnt found the Macon crash will bring Turn li Pase 3 column NEW STAMP SERIES Stamp collectors are interested in a new presidential series said to be in preparation by the postoffice department Portraits of 17 presi dents beginning with Washington and including among the moderns Theodore Roosevelt Taft Wilson and Harding adorn stamps that have been issued Now it is pro posed to complete the presidential gallery Everybodys Stamp Book a mine of information for all col lectors New revised edition now available through our Washington information bureau Beginners will find it especially helpful Send in cents in coin for your copy Use coupon WASHINGTON Feb 13 a single vote administrative forces today prevented the senate appro priations committee from lopping off the workrelief bill won a substitute Full restoration of government salaries effective April 1 was api proved today by President Roosei vclt but he gave notice that ron gress must provide to moH i this and any other in the j regular budget The City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose herewith 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped i for Everybodys Stamp Book Name Street City SIBle Mail to Washington D CT ta it IU m it te it 13 t It S r n   

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