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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 20, 1935, Mason City, Iowa                                aES f L 0 N E R S M 11 a r r 0 F I o r 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 WIRE SEBV1CE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 201935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 112 McNary Has Problems Must Lead Divided G 0 P Senate Group By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON Feb Prob ably the man with the most difficult task on capita hill these days is the tall dapper leader of that thinned re publican side of the dividing po litical aisle in the s e n at e Charles L i n z a McNary of Ore gon While he doesnt carry the burden on his shoulders that Joe Robin son of Arkansas the democratic leader does never theless his trials are about as great McNary is fared with the job of providing the leadership for per haps the most splitup bunch of followers one can imagine There are only 25 in his camp but those 25 present almost that number of problems for him Theres Boran of Idaho for ex ample who boasts of the fact that he always rides alone There is Hiram Johnson of California who sits in the seat next to McNary elected as a democrat republican and an independent A Few KockRihs Numbered among the 25 also are Norris of Nebraska and Cutting of New Mexico who deserted the re publican banner in 1932 to help elect Roosevelt And there are a few of those rockribbed republi cans to be found such as Dickinson of Iowa Austin of Vermont and Hastings of Delaware Under normal conditions with something like an unanimity of opin ion and purpose among his follow job would be diffi letilfcAt tiejjtv he to of democrats withwhom he do battle With the sit n as it is however a man with a temperament other than his probably would despair The predicament in which the senate found itself during the first weeks of the session helped McNary little in his Robinson himself for that matter Something to Talk About The senate drifted along for days after disposing of the world court with little or nothing to do Plans of the democratic high command went awry on the court issue One of the principal reasons the question was placed before the sen ate at the first crack of the gun this session was to give senators something to talk about until the administration could whip its pro gram into shape for consideration None of the democratic leaders not even the president himself was in a hurry for a vote Grabs at Everything Court opposition suddenly began to show such signs of strength however that it became imperative to act quickly in the hope of stav ing off defeat With the piece de resistance re moved senators began grabbing at everything in sight to talk about The leadership on both sides en dured embarrassing moments In the house the leadership sets aside periods from time to time to allow the members as Cactus Jack Garner used to say to let off steam When senators start to let off steam however its an en tirely different propostion Sinking of Steamer Claims 250 Lives SHANGHAI Feb 20 sinking of the coastal steamer Fu Lung early this week claimed 250 lives according to details received heretoday URGES 2 YEAR EXTENSION OF NRA Iowa House Debates Salary Reduction Measure AMENDMENT TO EXEMPT COUNTY OFFICERS HEARD Republican Move Meets Determined Opposition During Argument DES MOINES Feb 20 termined opposition to a republican move to exempt county officers from provisions of the salary reduc tion bill held the Iowa house in ex tended debate today The discussion which occupied the majority of the session today was aimed against a proposed amendment offered by A H Av ery R of Clay to eliminate sec tions of the bill relating to reduc tion of compensation of county township and certain municipal of fices The lower branch approved an amendment by Representative L D Teter R of Marion to strike out of the Avery amendment the pro visions relating to salaries of coun ty attorneys Arise in Defense J P Gallagher D of Iowa and John H Taylor R of Mahaska arose in defense of the amendment Speaking against the amendment were Representatives A H Bonn stetter D of Kossuth E J Ma niece D of Emmet Gus Alesch D of Plymouth Thomas Simpson Joriesr Ove T Roe of Allamakee Charles of Pottawattamie and Ole Kringlaak R of Winebago Principal opposition to the amendment was based on the con tention that present county officers were elected under the conditions of the salary reduction act passed by the fortyfifth general assembly which has since been declared un constitutional by the state supreme court Senate Passes Bills The measure under consideration proposes to reduce salaries of pub lic officials in varying amounts Its sponsors estimate a saving of more than 51000000 a year to taxpayers on percentage reductions averaging approximately 15 per cent The state senate passed three pharmacy bills and advanced an other step the proposed constitu tional amendment to eliminate the decennial state census The newly appointed committee to investigate administration of the state liquor control act meanwhile prepared to organize and begin work Senator M X Geske D of McGregor chairman called a meet ing of the joint group for this af ternoon to lay preliminary plans To Raise Standards Sponsored by the pharmacy com mittee of the senate the three bills approved at the morning session are intended to raise the standards required for a license to practice pharmacy in Iowa correct the existing law and place violations of the pharmacy practice laws under Turn to Pare 3 Column I Places LowBid WASHINGTON Febr 20 H Peterson and company of Minne apolis placed a low bid of at the treasury for construction of a new postoffice at Storm Lake Iowa FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night Thursday mostly cloudy with slowly rising temperature MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday probably local snows In north portion rising temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 38 Minimum in night 16 At 8 a m Wednesday 17 Snowfall 25 Precipitation US FEAR ABDUCTION OF MILLIONAIRE SoninLaw Reports Gulesian Missing Since He Went to Club Dinner NEWTON Mass Feb 20 Moses H Gulesian 71 former mil lionaire Boston and Newton real tor threatened with kidnaping sev eral years ago was reported miss ing today by his soninlaw James L Beck of Newton Center Beck said Gulesian had received no recent threats Hesaid he did not know what to think when asked if he suspected Gulesian had been kidnaped He said Gulesian attended a din ner of the Sons of Veterans of the American Revolution at the Uni versity club Boston last night and that his abandoned automobile was found in Trinity Place Bos ton near the club Beck was summoned to the Gule sian home about 3 a m he said and Mrs Gulesian informed him Gulesian had not returned She said she had expected him about 10 oclock and that she had been ap prised he had left the club early in the evening Gold Ruling to Play Part at Elections See Possible Political Issue as Result of Court Decision By NATHAN ROBERTSON WASHINGTON Feb 20 Out of the supreme courts gold de cision some officials and legislators saw today a possible political issue emerging to resound in election campaigns Some observers wondered wheth er the future might not see holders of government bonds organized to carry to congress a fight to be paid in the equivalent of the old gold dollar The possibility was discussed pri vately among high officials of the administration as well as some oi those opposed to the monetary poli cies of the Roosevelt regime Depend on Congress Meanwhile Senator Hastings R while not forecasting the fu ture said in a statement that the decision demonstrated that so far as monetary legislation is concern ed the people must depend upon the congress and not upon the supreme court The high court declared the ab rogation of the gold payment clause in private bonds was constitutional though unconstitutional as to tht clause in federal securities It said bovyever that no damages had been shown by the bondholder in the case at issue What will happen if a of claims seeking he suf fered actual loss in purchasing er as a result of the abrogation re mains to be seen in the opinion of many experts New Deal Airtight Administration officials were studying advisability of legislation designed to make the new deal po sition airtight to end all talk and ring down the curtain as Attor ney General Cummings put it He intimated it may be two or three weeks before a decision is reached Two possible steps were suggest ed unofficially revision of the law to prohibit suits in the court of claims for additional payments on federal bonds and exchange of old gold clause bonds for new securities that would not bear such a golf guarantee Little Collection Chance Some lawyers studying the fed eral bonds decision held today there was little chance of anyone being able to collect more than dollar for dollar in devalued currency Others contended it would be possible for a bond holder to go into court today and show damage within the courts definition Still another group said that while no loss could be shown today further devaluation would make such proof possible One school argued that foreign holders of American government bonds could take advantage of the court ruling to obtain payment in gold or its equivalent while an other maintained that the bonds were payable at the treasury till and in present currency MORE MONEY IN TILL NEW YORK Feb 20 business leaders pondering effects of the supreme courts gold deci sion decided today it meant more dollars in the till Many were positive the decision insured added business a minority used the word boom some mere ly were hopeful A conservative element however felt a decision reversing the govern ment would have had a much better Turn to page 3 column 3 Gotham Elevator Tieup Averted Alter warring building service employes had made a show of strength by halting elevators in several of New Yorks skyscrapers a flag of truce was run up temporarily averting a paralyzing tieup of service while real estate interests and union leaders consider arbitra tion proposals These pickets are shown parading near Times square Associated Press ORATORY MARKS RIFT HEALED BY CLOSE OF TRIAL Seven Arguments Scheduled Before Jury Decides on Kennamer Fate PAWNEE Okla Feb 20 oratory of big city attorneys be fore a rural jury today marked the closing phase of the society murder trial of Phil Kennamer Seven by the state and three by the defense must be heard before the jury de cides the fate of the 19 year old son of a federal judge who said he shoe and killed John F Gorrell in self defense while trying to frustrate an extortion plot against the family of pretty Miss Virginia Wilcox Tulsa oil heiress Change of Venue Gorrell 23 year old son of a Tul sa physician was found shot to death at Tulsa Thanksgiving night The case was brought from the selfstyled oil capital to this coun try town on a change of venue Judge Thurman Hurst in his in structions to the jury said they might acquit the defendant they might convict him of murder and sentence him to death or life im prisonment convict him of man slaughter and sentence him to serve from four years to life in prison or leave the manslaughter conviction to the judge Miss Wilcox Weeps Miss Wilcox who testified she had scorned the attentions of Fed eral Judge Franklin E Kennamers son wept for the first time since her appearance in the courtroom when the judge recited the law con cerning the death verdict The husky blackhaired Kenna mer who had professed his love for the girl on the witness stand glanced at her soon afterward and she smiled reassuringly Wins Suit But Fails to Stay Around to Collect CHARLESTON W Va Feb 20 C E Woodruff may be it might be a good idea for him to corne back and collect the For two years his attorneys have prosecuted an automobile damage suit in his absence and the supreme court has now ruled a 510000 judg ment must stand The court com mented It appears that on or about July 10 the plaintiff and his wife disappeared from their place of res idence and in spite of the efforts of he plaintiffs counsel have not since been heard from or located Omaha Woman Still Missing From Home Gone Over 40 Hours OMAHA Feb 20 than 40 hours after she left here for Kan sas City Kans to visit her mother Mrs Francis Skinner was still missing and Lloyd Skinner Omaha manufacturer expressed growing conviction that his young wife had fallen into hands of a criminal ele ment But I believe she is safe the middle aged manufacturer declared She may have been trapped on the road but she is a resourceful woman and I know that she can take care of herself and will communicate with me at the first opportunity Mr Skinner who remained at his office until after midnight to facil itate any attempt to contact him discounted a prearranged kidnaping BRUNO LAWYERS Rosecrans Says Reilly Will Confer With Hauptmanns Other Attorneys TRENTON N J Feb 20 The rift in the ranks of Bruno Hauptmanns attorneys appeared to have been healed today as Egbert Rosecrans associate counsel an nounced that everything has been ironed out Rosecrans after a conference in New York with Edward J Reilly chief defensecounsel said Reilly had agreed to confer tomorrow with other New Jersey members of the defense staff on the next step in Hauptmanns appeal from the death sentence for the kidnapkilling of the Lindbergh baby Frankly Ignore Reilly Open dissension flared earlier when frankly ignoring Reilly C Lloyd Fisher and Frederick A Pope went into action to place Haupt manns appeal before the court of errors and appeals Should the conference tomorrow fail to end the disagreement Rose crans indicated he would side with Reilly against Fisher and Pope in the belief that appeal action should not be taken hastily Pope will complete the prelimin ary action by mailing a writ of er ror to the clerk of the court of er rors and appeals A certified copy of the writ then will be sent to Warden Mark O Kimberlingof the state prison Set for March 18 This would act as an indefinite stay of Hauptmanns execution now set for the week of March 18 Hauptmanns life will be prolong ed at least seven months if the ap peal preparations are not complet ed before the court of errors appeals highest in the state fills its calendar for the May term Gets Death in Chair for Robbery of LOUISVILLE Ky Feb 20 James Trout of Indianapolis was sentenced to death in the electric chair early today by a jury which convicted him of a robbery here Dec 10 He was the first man tried here under a new Kentucky statute imposing the death penalty for armed robbery The jury delib erated a little over an hour Banner Crop Year irr Prospect for State DES MOINES Feb 20 precipitation and temperatures continue near normal a banner crop year is in prospect for Iowa farmers the weather bureau pre dieted TWO MORE SPIES MAY DIE UNDER AX IN GERMANY Condemned Men in Cells Near Where 2 Women Spent Last Hours By A D STEFFERUD BERLIN Feb 20 The omi nous shadow of the executioners ax fell today upon two more convicted spies held in Ploetzense prison The two who may follow the same path to the block taken by Benita von Falkenhayn and Renate von Natzmer are men One it was learned is a former naval techni cian but the identities of both men were concealed by official secrecy The condemned pair occupied cells near those in which the two noblewomen spent their last hours They had no knowledge of their fate other than that grim tradition that no prisoner emerges from Ploetzenses walls alive and free Days May Iass Several days may pass before the official executioner is notified to sharpen his medieval battle ax and don his formal garb again Meanwhile the prisoners may cling to the hope that Reichsfuehrer Hitler will intervene to modify their death sentences Unlike the two women spies the men were tried several weeks ago iEuregular court the sentences of which do not become effective until SS days after they are pronounced The star chamber verdicts of the dreaded peoples court which con demned the women spies are ex ecuted the following dawn or at least no later than 48 hours after Hitler has declined to order a par don or commutation of sentence Creates National Sensation The decapitation of the two wo men continued to create a national sensation today as the section of the Reichswehr charged with anti espionage activities redoubled its efforts to round up betrayers of Germanys military secrets The exact connection of the two men with the alleged conspiracy has not been divulged but despite continued official silence details of the events which preceded the exe cution of Baroness von Falkenhayn and Frau von Natzmer became known The mother of one of the two young women employed in the Reichswehr ministry who were sen tenced to life imprisonment for their part in the plot betrayed her daughter when she made inquiries at the office concerning the late hours she was keeping and the source of an expensive fur coat she had acquired Gives Investigators Clew The father of the other Reichs wehr secretary gave investigators a clew by cheerfully remarking at a gathering of Reichswehr officers he was pleased they were paying his daughter so well Fraulein Irene von Jena one of those sentenced to life imprison ment it was learned sold informa tion to the spy ring only once re fusing thereafter to be a party to the conspiracy In this respect she differed from her associates who were said to Turn o Page 3 Column 2 Message in Brief WASHINGTON Feb 20 President Roosevelts recommen dations to congress for a new NRA in brief A two year extension of the recovery law with legislative clarification of its policies Maintenance of the funda mental purposes and principles with the government empowered to establish at least minimum fair trade practice and labor re lation standards Continued fixing of minimum wages and maximum hours pre servation of the prohibition against child labor and protec tion of the rights of employes freely to organize for collective bargaining More adequate application of antitrust law principles with monopolies and private price fix ing outlawed Added protection to small en terprises against discrimination and oppression A more effective means for enforcing codes than putting people in jail Details of new legislation were left to congress No prepared bill was submitted as when the original law was passed Death Toll Hits 13 in Political Clashes BELGRADE Yugoslavia Feb 20 least four more men were killed in political clashes in Yugoslavia today bringing the last two days known casualties to 13 dead and 13 wounded NEARWINDUPOF WEITZMAN TRIAL State Attempts to Support Murphy Story of Pay for Murder CHICAGO Feb 20 state went into the closing stage ot Irving Weitzmans trial for mur der today with an attempt to sup port the story of Walter Murphy that Weitzman paid for the assassination of Eli Daiches adver tising executive Thomas Kelly a cigar store sales man the states first witness in its effort to prove that Daiches was slain in a insurance plot told the jurors trying Weitzman in Judge Harry B Millers court yes terday that he had wired to Murphy in Florida at Weitzmans request Previously Murphy the alleged middle man in the states case against Weitzman had told the jury that he and a number of con federates trailed Daiches in Florida and Chicago and of how he and his partner Jack London had su pervised the killing London is a fugitive Mrs Blair Assumes Office as Chairman of Consumers Board WASHINGTON Feb 20 Mrs Emily Newell Blair pioneer leader in the suffrage movement and a former vice chairman of the democratic party assumed office today as chairman of the consum ers advisory board of NRA A Missourian she succeeds the late Mrs Mary Harriman Rumsey who died recently of injuries re ceived while riding horseback in Virginia PRESIDENT SAYS MINIMUM WAGES CLAUSE NEEDED Resolution For Inquiry Is Approved by Senate Finance Group WASHINGTON Feb 20 presidential message recommend ing a two year extension of NRA with fundamental principles re newed met a senatorial determin ation today to investigate the re covery laws vast code structure The fundamental purposes and principles of the act are sound the president told congress To abandon them is unthinkable It would spell the return of industrial and labor chaos The long waited message on this key new deal agencies whose spec tacular flight so long was headed by dynamic Hugh S Johnson was read to an expectant congress shortly after the senate finance committee approved a resolution to nvcstigate NRA Inquiry Will Begin Chairman Harrison said the in iniry asked by Senators Nye R N D and McCarran DNev would begin at once in preparation for framing the new NRA law Naming the recovery administra tion as the biggest factor in giv ing reemployment to approximate ly 4000000 people Mr Roosevelt stressed these essentials for con tinuation Federal establishment of mini mum fair trade practices and la bor relation standards continued fixing of minimum wages and max imum hours and protection for em ployees freely to organize for col lective bargaining Child Labor Outlawed Child labor would be outlawed as would be private price fixing Mr Roosevelt said the way to obtain code enforcement was not to seek to put people in jail His own view elaborated at a press conference was to prevent what Johnson called chiselers from doing damage before it occurred through quick court action His message urged more ade quate application of the anti trust laws fundamental principles but left the method to congress There was some confusion as to whether the presidents message recommended extension also of the second title of the recovery that setting up the public works administration Informed sources said the PWA was taken care of in the pending 54800000000 relief bill while the oil administration came under the NRA title of the law Conclude First Hearing As the message was received in the senate and house NRA con cluded the first of an expected se ries of hearings on charges of mon opolistic conduct by code author this instance the automatic sprinkler industry Before the house labor commit tee Francis J Gorman organiza tion director of the United Textile workers said labors faith in NRA Turn o 1iiKC 3 Cnlmtm 1 Fourth District Has Most Delegates at Capital Iowa Party WASHINGTON Feb 20 Approximately 200 lowans attend ed a party of the Iowa society in Washington last night Representa tive Fred Biermann of the Fourth Iowa District won a prize for hav ing the largest representation from his district louan Commits Suicide SIOUX CITY Feb 20 D Candor 63 of Sioux City died Of self inflicted bullet wounds Says Mellon Sold Short While Head of Treasury PITTSBURGH Feb 20 drew W Mellons confidential sec retary Howard M Johnson told the board of tax appeals today that his chief sold two blocks of stock short in 1931 while he was secre tary of the treasury taking a profit on one and a loss on the other Johnson took the stand as a wit ness at the boards hearing on Mel lons petition for a refund of 000 for overpaid taxes in 1931 The government charges Mellon with fraud and claims he owes more than S3000000 The witness said on direct exam ination that the two blocks Mellon sold consisted of 2500 shares of Westinghouse One was sold short he testified in March and covered in April or May Mellon took a profit of S72 250 on the transaction Johnson re lated but lost S6S300 on the other deal which he covered by deliver ing to his broker stock from his own portfolio Trip to Every State Famous Places one of our Washington information bureau jublications takes you on a fireside rip of unsurpassed interest into ev ry station in the union It pictures and describes for you an historic shrine or scene in each state 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