Tuesday, February 26, 1935

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 26, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NIWWAPK THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENT8 A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1RC CEKV1CE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 117 lowans in Washington Pledge of Hawkeye Soldier Preserved in Record ASHINGTON Feb 26 The pledge o an unlettered Iowa soldier has been preserved in the congres sional record alongside t h farewell address of George Wash ington Representative Guy M Gillette of Cherokee Iowa had the World pledge of a bar ber from his home town olaced in the to pre serve what he called another of conse cration to public service for people of the United States under dramatic The pledge was that of Martin Treptow found in his diary after his remains had been carried from the field following the battle of ChateauThierry It read I Will America must win this war Therefore I will work I will save I will sacrifice I will endure I will fight and do my utmost as if the whole issue of the strugglede pended on me Gillette presented the pledge in a short taJk immediately the reading of Washingtons fare well address before the house on the birthday anniversary of the first president Honors Great Soldier I hope my colleagues will not consider it Gillette said that I have asked for these few minutes to do an act of simple jus tice to another great American soldier not a commander but a buck private of infantry not known to every man woman and unknown but who like wise left a consecration to public service far the people of the United States under dramatic circumstances In 1917 Martin Treptow was liv ing in my home town in Iowa He was engaged in the trade of a bar ber He had an eighth grade edu cation He enlisted in the Rainbow division and went to As a runner employed by the battalion and at the battle of Chateau Thierry he was hit by a shell and killed instantly Published in As his remains were carried from the field his clothing was searched for any mementoes to be sent to his family and they found a diary and on a flyleaf appeared this pledge He designated it as my This was published by papers in Paris and by a number in the United States and was quoted ty President Wilson as the Treptow But a very few people know of it and for fear it will disappear I want to have it in the Record and so I have asked time As I say this boy was unletter ed but 1 do not believe that for simplicity of expression for purity of diction any passage in litera ture contains such a gem of dic Tnrn Pass t S Differences Seen on Which House Should Act First on NRA WASHINGTON Feb 26 Differences developed today be tween some presidential advisers and democratic congressional lead ers over whether the house or sen ate should act first on the proposal to extendNRA another two years Some of the administration strat egists thought the house should act first because 1 The senate upset the administrations plans on wages in the work and re lief bill 2 The house has been less prone to revolt this session Senatorial spokesmen were in clined to agree but they met strong opposition from democratic chiefs on the house side MISSING EXMILLIONAIRE FOUND Mercury Below Zero for First Time in February MASON CITY HAS 9 BELOW SLOW RISE PREDICTED Ledges Park Shows Iowa Minimum of 11 Below Roads Improving North Iowa saw its first below zero weather of February Monday night and early Tuesday but the mercury was scheduled to start up laterin the day and continue a slow rise Wednesday The sun was shin ing brightly The coldest spot in the state Tuesday morning was Ledges State Park near Boone where the thermometer sagged to 18 below Close behind was Webster City with 14 below Waterloo with 11 below and Charles City with 10 below Mason City had a minimum of 9 Road Conditions Improve Road conditions were rapidly be coming improved as crews united o clear drifts which particularly in the north and east portions of the state blocked traffic for 24 hours after Sundays storm Passengers on Rock Island train o 19 enroute from Chicago to Sioux Falls S spent a long 12 hours Monday when the carrier was stalled in a drift between Wellsburg and Holland Snowbound n a 15 foot drift the train was fi nally at 5 p m after spe cial sent from Iowa alls cleared the track Below Zero Readings Below zero readings for other points included Fort Dodge 8 be ow Cedar Rapids Marshalltown and Spirit Lake 4 below Council Huffs City 2 below and Dubuque one below It was zero at Des Moines Iowa City and Sioux Falls 3 above at Centerville 4 above at Davenport and Clinton 7 above at Ottumwa and Burlington and 10 above at tfuscatine and Keokuk The official forecast indicated rising temperatures Tuesday night in the west and north portions of the state with the mercury expected o continue its upward course Wed nesday Shippers forecast for Tuesday night predicted 10 below in the northeast 5 below in the north west and zero for the southern sec tions Snow Dubuque Twotenths of an inch of snow at Dubuque was the largest amount reported in the state during the Turn to Page 2 Column S The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday not quite so cold in west and north portions Tuesday night slowly rising temperatures Wednes day MINNESOTA Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednes day not Quito so cold IN MASON CITY Weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 1R above Minimum in Night 9 below At 8 A M Tuesday 5 below The mercury dipped below zero for the first time Monday night MENDIETA RULE IS THREATENED Cubas Schoolboy Strike May Assume Proportions of Revolution HAVANA Feb 26 schoolboy strike threatened to day to become a general revolution ary walkout seriously endangering the regime of President Carlos Men dieta The government laid responsibil ity for the nationwide movement at the door of the communists while police acted to round up the insti gators Their belligerence unabated the strikers bent on forcing the resig nation of President Mendietta and his government formed a united front and pushed their campaign throughout the island Hundreds of strike delegates poured into Havana from interior points for meetings to formulate plans for promoting the strike Twenty six school teachers were arrested in Havana and charged with holding unauthorized meetings or possessing strike manifestoes American Colony in Berlin Complains of Trade Discrimination BERLIN Feb 26 bitter complaint of discrimination against American business was voiced in the American colony of Berlin to day after publication of figures j the United States sales to Germany have declined in ft year to onesixth of their previous voluma Ships Try to Ride Out Gale to Reach Port Storms Still Bringing Trouble to Weary Mariners BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Storm wracked vessels tossed in seething seas in many quarters of the globe Tuesday as gales of the last few days continued to bring misfortune to weary mariners The Bay of Biscay off the coast of France remained the center of the turbulent tempests which crip pled at least half a dozen merchant men in the area since last Saturday At least 15 vessels which sent out messages of distress were struggling to ride out the gale or edging their way toward port at the end or rescue towline British Ship Stricken The latest craft to join the grow ing list of stricken steamers was the ton British freighter Ber eby which reported its steering gear carried away off the coast of Portugal while it was enroute from Liverpool to West Africa The British steamer Hillcroft shorn of its propeller was hove to in the same section awaiting the arrival of rescue craft The ton German steamer Europa which gent out an SOS last night while off the Spanish coast near helplessly in the seas while a tug plodded to its aid The Danish steamer Svithiod was standing by Steamer In Tow The salvage vessel Seefalke had the Create in tow and she was headed for Corunna Spain while the rudderless British steamer Ottinge was nearing Brest n tow of tug Abeille Of the other vessels whose dis ress signals swelled the chorus of appeals for assistance nothing had been heard for several hours from he Italian steamships Caterina Madre and San Pietro the Greek S EftychiaVergotti the Belgian S S Syrie nor the British freighter San Melio Clark Gets 8 Years in State Prison for Slaying Lawson Man SIOUX CITY Feb years imprisonment in the state jenifentiary at Fort Madison is the jenalty John C Clark must pay or the slaying of Clarence M Hodges Lawton trucker Clarks two children and his wife in defense Of whose honor be contended he killed Hodges were resent in court but there was no demonstration A district court jury last week ound Clark guilty of manslaugh ter The killing took place in the lark home on the night of Jan 13 after a game of cards QUITS AS MARSHAL AFTER FRAY CAUSED BY BEING KIBITZER EMMETSBURG Feb 26 Schultes pool hall at Rodman Jack Maguire and Harry Prentice with two other men were engrossed in euchre game in one corner of the ball Len Blake town marshal stood looking over their shdulders commenting on the plays Maguire and Prentice won the game but Blake criticized tneii methods Law or no law a kibitzer by any other name is still a kibitzer to Maguire and Prentice They swung at Blake he stated and he ducked and swung back unsuc cessfully Then he arrested them on charges of disturbing the peace and resisting an officer Awaiting a hearing Maguire and Prentice are wondering if they should have led a right as Blake suggested instead of leading witha right fist Blake who would rather kibitz anyhow has resigned as town marshal Senator Schmidt Will Be First to Testify in Probe Legislative Committee Will Open Inquiry of Liquor Board Wednesday DES MOINES Feb 26 Paul of 2owa the legislative com mittee investigating the liquor con trol commission bers announced today Previous plans to summon G K Thompson Linn county attorney and two other members of the legis ature have been revised the com mittee declared Thompson who is to argue mo tion for rehearing in the conviction of Harold M Cooper liquor com mission chairman will appear later Cooper was recently found guilty of violating the state liquor law by a district court jury at Cedar Rapids To Appear Later Representatives Gus Alesch D of Plymouth John W Moore D of Woodbury will also Appear at a later date the committee said Their arrival in Des Moines has Day in Congress By ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Takes up slim calendar Munitions committee questions Eugene G Grace steel executive Interstate commerce subcom mittee conducts hearing on coal bill House Considers miscellaneous legis lation Agriculture committee opens hearing on AAA amendments Interstate commerce commit tee conducts hearing on holding company regulation Ways and means committee works on economic security bill MONDAY Senate Passed appropria tion bill for commerce labor jus tice and state department Interstate commerce subcom mittee heard nine workers en dorse Guffey coal bill Munitions committee heard that Eugene G Grace steel exe cutive has received in bonuses House Naval committee approved naval public works bill Military committee opened hearings on army modernization plan Patents committee heard testi mony that sabotage might have been Involved in Akron and Ma con airship crashes Ways and means committee voted to increase payroll taxes for old ngp annuities under social security bill 3 Ring Circus DES MOINES Feb 26 Gov Clyde L intrp ducing Gov Floyd B Olson of Minnesota to the Des Moines Ad vertising club today said Governor Olson has his two ring circus in Minnesota the upper house and the lower house I have a three ring circus in upper house the low er house and Cooper and his trained LABOR OFFICIALS MAP FIGHT FOR HIGH RELIEF PAY McCarran at Conference Ickes Sees Victory by Administration been delayed by the condition of highways since the Sunday snow storm The committee is to begin its ac tive sessions at 9 a m tomorrow it said today Committee members de clined to say definitely whether the testifying sessions are to be open to newsmen although several mem bers indicated they favored such procedure Four members of the committee continued today to map preliminary procedure including the examina tion of the abstract of the Mulberry building which houses the commis sion offices store No 1 and ware house recent commission audit prepared by the state auditors of fice was also being studied Schmidt was quoted as saying he had been asked for a campaign Turn to 2 Oilnmn Feb 26 conference of American Federation of Labor officials and all the legis lative representatives of union having headquarters here convenei today to map plans for keeping thi McCarran prevailing wage amend rrient in the administrations H relief bill The conference following U President William Greens no com promise challenge of yesterday also was attended by Senator Me Carran author of the wage amendment opposed by Pres ident Roosevelt To Fight Opposition Federation officials said the pur pose was to lay plans to figh the opposition to the McCarran They promised statement at the conclusion of the meeting Meanwhile senate republican in dependents announced a move prob ably would be made Thursday to iorce the bill out of the appropria tions committee for another show down on the floor Parliamentarian said if the bit was discharged from committee the senate in in whicfilt passedthe more than a that is without the McCarran amendment Ickes Is Optimistic A prediction the workrelief bill would receive congressional approv al without the deadlocking prevail ing wage amendment was made to day by Secretary Ickes The public works administrator jaye no reason for his optimism oth er than to say There is a very jfeat demand for a public works relief With senate advocates of the pre vailing wage standing pat however administration leaders on capitol lill evidenced no immediate inten iori of trying to budge the tightly barricated bill from the senate ap jropriations committee Social Security Program Their concern meanwhile ex tended to the social security pro igram Still locked in senate and house committees each passing hour lessened the chances of obtain ing many state supplementary se curity laws As many of the capitals activi ties awaited President Roosevelts return late this week there were these developments Ickes said the federal tender board an agency for regulating in terstate shipments of oil in Texas would be reestablished under an ex ecutive order by President Roose velt Hard to Get Sites Simultaneously he attributed de lays in the public works low rental housing program chiefly to diffi culties in obtaining sites and indi cated broader powers would be asked from congress to carry out the program A declaration that the Bethlehem Steel corporation quibbled over profits on World war ship con struction while the country des perately needed ships was made by Senator Bone at the senate munitions committee hear ing This was immediately chal lenged by Eugene G Grace presi dent Warned by Davis Congress was warned by Chester Davis farm adjustment adminis Amnesia Victim Home Again Moses H Ouleslan 71 year old millionaire returned to his Newton home after being missing1for week The amnesia vic tim shown here with his wife theformer Grace Warner concert pianist and commoner Associated Prenu Fraternities Faculty in Jack Neighbor Only Student Who Was Treated IOWA CITY Feb 26 climax to the hell week probe which has stirred the University of Iowa campus was expected to be reached late today when the execu tive committee of the interfratern ty council met with a group of fac ulty members The faculty members were chosen ay the various fraternity presidents who suggested that a plan for gov 2 Column flj Prohibition Repeal Wins Victories in Four States BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Prohibition repealists chalked up victories in four states Tuesday while Alabama decided what to do with its 20 year old dry laws Three questions including modi fication of present laws manufac ture and sale of beer and wine and the manufacture and sale of hard liuqor were before the Alabama sures were passed by the Arkansas house and senate Both propose li quor sales but are different in many ways The Texas state senate commit tee on constitutional amendments approved a proposed constitutional amendment to eliminate Texas 16 year old prohibition clause The amendment would authorize the legislature to regulate the manu facture and sale of intoxicating 11 quor la Monday night signed that states I The Georgia house lalfi Monday liquor control bill creating a state j approved a bill providing a rcfcr electorate A vote of more than was indicated Gov H G Kump of Wst Virgin monopoly effective March 1 Rival liquor legalization nndum and local option It was sent meaI to the senate erning fraternity probation be map ped out at the meeting this after loon Student members of the inter fraternity conference previously had announced their support of a pjan to regulate probation practices for Iraternity pledges The entire interfraternlty council was to meet tonight and it was ex pected the body would accept the decision reached at the meeting with the faculty members Vote to Continue Fraternities on the campus voted verwhelmingly over the weekend o continue probation but represen atives said todaythe groups were to accept any demands of he faculty for regulations The hell week probe flared ih o sedate faculty quarters today under a charge flung at the assis ant dean of men that students vere compelled to seek medical reatment because of purported tortures suffered during frater lity probation The charge hurled at the assis ant dean Lonzo P Jones by Prof Edward B Reuter head of the 30 iology department precipitated a acuity flareup over the investiga ion which heretofore was confined o the deans office and fraternity eaders Jock Neighbor Named Dr C I Miller head of the stu dent health department launched an investigation into the profes sors charges At the same time he said there was only one case on rec ord where a student received treat ment for an ailment directly trace able to probation Dr Miller said that Jack Neigh bor of Mason City a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity was taken to University hospital during probation week with an acute at tack of appendicitis but the health department head said Neighbors case was chronic and that proba tion had nothing to do with it Offer In another quarter fraternity leaders prepared to meet with fac ulty representatives to offer co operation in settling once and for all the troublesome hell week problem which has flared intermit tently on the campus for a number of years Prof Renter demanded of Dean Jones a statement that will clear him of suspicion of being a party to the sadistic practices that have Ttim TO OPEN 50 NEW LIQUOR STORES Commission to Redistribute Present Stocks Plant Cuts in Prices DES MOINES Feb 26 Dick R Lane member of the Iowa liquor control commission today an nounced commission plans for re distribution of retail stocks to en able the opening of 50 more state retail stores this spring without in creasing capital investment The additionalestablishments would bring the total of state stores to 110 New sites were not made known Lane said the commission now has on hand about worth of liquors of which approximately is in storage at the central warehousehere Crating Under Way Crating in preparation for the re disribution is already under way in many stores where operation has shown overstocking particularly in the higher grade brands he said The program will include a re classification of retail stores in A B and C groups designated accord ing to volume with A stores those enjoying the largest trade Price lists for each class will be estab lished so customers will not be con fused by finding some brands un stocked in stores of the smaller classes rian Price Cuts The announcement was coincident with the listing of revised retail prices which become effective next week The liquor commission reported it will announce Friday a revised price list in which reductions from 5 to 35 cents a bottle are being made on about 25 per cent of the brands There will also be a price in crease on eight brands of liquor Imported as well as domestic brands are affected by the price re duction commission officials said AMNESIA VICTIM DISCOVERED AT IN N Y Gulesian Returns to His Home and Family in Massachusetts NEWTON Feb 26 Moses H Gulesian 71 former mil lionaire Boston and Newton real estate dealer returned to his JSew ton home today after being located last night at the Bowery mission New York his soninlaw James L Beck of Newton told the Asso ciated Press Gulesian was met at the South station by his wife Mrs Grace W Gulesian and his soninlaw and daughter Mr and Mrs James L Beck of Newton He arrived at a m Beck said his fatherinlaw had been placed on a Boston bound train by officials of the Bowery mission and made the trip to Boa ton unaccompanied Victim of Amnesia He said Gulesian was obviously a victim of amnesia He could give no account of his movements since leaving Boston last Tuesday The soninlaw explained that he ap parently did not come to until told officials his name in the Bow ery Beck said the family did not want to question him as in a weakened condition A clan was summoned to examine him Gulesian disappeared tending a dinner at the University Its abandoned automobilewM ediately begun investlgattaeon the theory he had been kidnaped was avictim or amnesia dc was a suicide His wife dis counted the theory he was a and from the time of his disappear ance was convinced he was a victim of amnesia other members of family concurred in her belief Word From Mission Beck said Mrs Gulesian received word last night from theBowery Mission that a man who said ha was Gulesian was at the mission His identity was definitely estab hshed when they were furnished a description The mission informed the family they would put him on the Boston this morning they met him at the south station He made the trip alone Gulesian himself later explained that the mission in which located was the same one in which he had been given shelter upon his arrival in this country 52 years He said he regained his memory after hearing a pianist at the mis sion play a composition entitled wjhich had been composed by his wife He had asked the pianist to play the music after he had heard her playing other tunes As soon as he came he said he told officials of the mis sion who he was Mill of Mystery Dies Six Days After Pronounced Dead TYLER Feb 26 A Strange 71 is six days after he had been pronounced dead by a physician who later started heart and lung action again with an adrenalin injection The former sheriff of Smith county died last night Contracts DECORAH Feb 26 Farmers in Winneshiek county who have signed the cornhog contract for 1935 number This is the incom plete report from1 fi of the 20 townshipa of the county On a hill overlooking Narfagan sett bay is an ancient stone mill that is one of the mystery struc tures of the United States No one knows definitely when or by whom it was built It dates at least far back as 1677 and by some it ia believed that it is fully 900 years old having been erected by the Norsemen as part of a church or baptistery It is fully described and pictured in our booklet Famous This booklet Includes a famous building or spot in every state It is beautifully illustrated and the descriptive matter has been most carefully prepared No other book let of this type is available and his one can bs procured only through our Washington Informa tion bureau Ten cents in coin will brinjr you your copy promptly Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose 10 cents in coin care fully wrapped for 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