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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 15, 1935, Mason City, Iowa                                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 SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 15 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS EJECTION ONE NO 158 Copeland Fights on Food Drugs Bill Has Hard Road to Travel By HERBERT PJLUMMEK ASHINGTON April 15 For something like two years the senates only M gray haired deliberate Royal S Cope land of New York had la bored to obtain passage of a new food and drugs bill in congress Failure and disappointing de lays have dogged his efforts from the start It is estimated the measure has been rewritten as many as a dozen times since the original draft cred ited with being the brain child of Braintruster Rex Tugwell first submitted to congress in the spring of 1933 During those two years in the neighborhood of 200 witnesses have paraded before the doctor and his committee It has been an almost continuous job as far as he is con cerned Copeland admitted when he suc ceeded in getting the bill before the after the workrelief bill had been disposed of finally that despite the fact it bore his name he was nothing more than its Forced to Retreat I have he said rath er ironically that many a step father loves his stepchild and pro ceeded to lavish as much care and affection on the bill as he could command After a week of hammering away Copeland was forced to make a strategic retreat Under a threat to send the bill back to committee for another revision thus losing all that he had gained the doctor agreed to shelve his stepchild on the senate calendar without preju dice until senators are in a better mood Many senators believe however the Copeland stepchild is far from being out of the woods yet A companion bill in the house sponsored by Representative Mead of New York proposes not a new food and drugs act as does the Copeland measure but drastic amendment of the present law the 30 year old Dr Wiley Favor Mead BiH During debate on the Copeland bill in the senate the question arose time and again whether it would not be better for the senate to pro ceed along the lines of the Mead bill The argument was advanced that under the Wiley bill a vast amount of litigation had been threshed out helpful both to the government and to all others con cerned Substitution of an entirely new bill it was argued would mean the loss of these legal interpreta tions and going over the same ground again Regardless of that argument the fact remains that if the senate passes the Copeland bill and the house the Mead proposal the measure ultimately to prevail will be written when the two bills go to conference Doc Copelands stepchild may emerge from what sometimes is de scribed as the third house in such form that he will not only dis claim paternity but any relations at all Air Show Mav 26 SPENCER April l5 UP Spencers second annual air show aviation attraction for thousands in northwest Iowa will be held May 6 this year according to Roland Fingerson chairman of the Junior Chamber of Commerce committee which is arranging the show The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair temperature considerably below freezing1 Monday night Tuesday fair in east portion increasing cloudi ness in west not so cold MINNESOTA Fair Monday night and Tuesday not so cold Tuesday and in extreme west portion late Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 70 Minimum in night 18 At 8 a m Monday 22 Trace of snow Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 59 Minimum in night 44 At 8 a m Sunday 55 The decline of temperature be tween Sunday afternoon and Mon day morning will go down in his tory aa one of the most precipitous n local weather annals totaling 52 degrees in a scant 16 hours with a little snow and a lot of wind thrown in for good measure CHAIN TAX REDUCTION APPROVED Iowa to Have Another Below Freezing Night MERCURY DROPS 52 DEGREES IN 16 HOURS HERE Strong Winds Do Some Iowa Damage Dust in Southwest Another night of temperatures considerably below freezing was forecast Monday as Iowa slowly warmed up after a siege of almost winter weather Sunday night Tues day will be not so cold The mercury dropped 52 degrees in Mason City in a period of 16 hours late Sunday and early Mon day from 72 to IS degrees Flur ries of snow and a strong wind made driving difficult Strong winds did some property damage in Iowa Sunday and early Monday while southwestern states suffered another dust storm Carries Little Dust The wind in Iowa carried little dust compared to the black storm that struck suddenly Sunday across western Kansas eastern Colorado the Oklahoma Panhandle and into Texas Southwest motorists were caught when the dense dust cloud bore down upon them at a rate of 60 miles an hour Many who attempted to drive through the cloud of sting Ing dirt and sand found that static electricity generated by the dust particles disrupted the ignition sys iems of their motors Charles Hitch rancherfarmer who came to v Guymon in 1886 said for the first time since I have been on Coldwater and I was the first are thinking of shipping cattle to Teener pastures Recent dust storms are not much more severe than others in former years but the drought is Damage at Waterloo Waterloo suffered some property damage caused by the strong winds in Iowa Part of a beer parlor col lapsed when a large sign was torn loose from its fastenings several windows in store and office build ings were blown in and outboard motorboat blown from its moorings Turn to pane 3 column 1 SIOUX CITY BOYS KILLED IN CAVEIN Pair 12 and 11 Playing in Cave Smothered When Ground Gives Way SIOUX CITY April 15 Sioux City boys 12 and 11 were found smothered to death in a cave near their homes in the north part of Sioux City early this morning The boys were Buddy Gross 12 son of Mr and Mrs C L Gross Warren Carlson 11 son of Mr and Mrs A C Carlson When they failed to return home last night the boys parents start ed to search for them A dog be longing to one of the lads was found digging at the bank where the cave was located Police were called and excavation revealed their bodies Officers said the boys apparently had been playing in the cave when the ground gave way Wants to Resign WASHINGTON April 15 A Moffett federal housing administrator today asked President Roosevelt to relieve him of his post in the near future In making this request Mof fett expressed the conviction that the housing program was fully under way and on a good sound hasis He explained to Mr Roose velt that he desired to leave In the near future for the orient Taking the request under con sideration the president asked Moffett to talk with him again in a week or so At that time a successor probably will be named Baruch Assails Flynn Plan to End War Profits Says Committee Plan Would Kill Present Economic System in War By PRESTON L GROAER WASHINGTON April 15 Bernard M Baruch today assailed the Flynn plan advanced by the senate munitions committee to take the profits out of war He said it would abolish the present ec Dnomic system in John T Flynn writer on econo mic subjects and adviser to the committee has drawn a plan to limit industrial profits during war to 3 per and individual in M cOmes to Youth Confesses to Shooting and Killing Mother and Father WOODWARD April 15 Boley IS was said today by G C Davis of the state bureau of criminal identification and inves tigation to have confessed he shot and killed his mother and father whose bodies were found in their Durning farm home near here Feb 5 James G Young county attorney said he was preparing murder charges Davis said Boley former student at the Northwestern Oklahoma Teachers college had signed a con fession admitting he shot his par ents Mr and Mrs John Boley both 43 poured gasoline on their bodies and then set fire to their home I dont know why 1 did feel better Davis quoted the j i youth as saying Baruch Captains of in dustry would be under army discipline ana could be sent to the trenches if they failed to Called a plan to pay as you the program was attacked by Baruch in these words Activated by Spending It ia clear that business and in dustry is in large part activated by the spending and investment of in come and that if a war government takes all of income it will not have to worry about paying for the war It will not be there to pay for it Either its conquerors or the com mune wil have that Baruch a New York financier who headed President Wilsons World war industries board has proposed a plan of his own to re capture excess war profits and his ideas were drawn upon in the draft ing of the McSwain bill which has passed the house Baruch heads President Roosevelts committee studying the question of war pro fits Resents In his statement sent to the com mittee today Baruch expressed re sentment over slanders he said were directed at members of the war industries board He decried insinuations that members of the board were there to advance their private I am willing to lot the whole record speak for he said Of the Flynn plan Baruch said Plainly the result would not be merely to skim off the profits due to war It is with insignificant ex Says Cost of Liquor Probe Under By ROY 1 POKTJEK DES MOINES April 15 Cost of the legislative investigation of the Iowa liquor control commis sion will not exceed Carl V Riley official reporter for the in vestigating committee estimated today The joint senate and house reso lution under which the inquiry was held appropriated for ex penses of the committee The final list of expenditures has not yet been completed Riley said and must await compilation of the complete transcript of the hearings estimated at approximately pages Fees Are Included Expenses to be paid include fees to Floyd E Page committee coun sel two investigator and a bailiff witness fees mileage for witnesses from outside DCS Moines and eral miscellaneous items in addition to the transcript The inquiry was ended Saturday with the testimony of W E Wis sler general manager of the Her ringWissler company of Des Moines Committee members in structed Attorney Page to begin preparation of the formal report which must be submitted to the 46th general assembly before ad journment The committee called before its open hearings a total of 50 witnes in the 27 days of hearings which started Feb 28 Four Subjects Covered The investigation covered at least four general subjects 1 Administrative ma t tVr s in which liquor commissioners em ployes and perse interested in the transactions were the principal witnesses 2 Allegations and denials of as serted payoffs including the liquor hauling contract liquor sales and purchases and issuance of a recti fying permit to the Old Town Li quor company of Dubuque 3 Liquor law violations includ ing cases against the Hammer Li quor company at Council B ffs the Globe at Sioux City and Council the Old Time Liquor company of Council Bluffs and reported violations at Sioux City in which the principal witness was Verne Marshall editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette Prepares Preliminary Draft 4 Inquiries of a general or polit ical nature including the offer of a liquor store job to J H Collins of Fonda and the efforts of Al John ston of Carroll to become manager of the Carroll store Page declined to indicate the course his final report would fol low saying the preliminary draft must first be prepared and then submitted to the committee for ap proval 50 Witnesses Called Three of the 50 witnesses were called to the stand five times each Harold M Cooper F J Hoope commission comptroller and Leslie E Francis commission legal advisor Francis interrupted the hearing April 4 by serving notice of suit for a writ of to force the committee to hear explanatory re marks on his contradictory testi mony which led Chairman M X Geske to remark It looks damn ably like perjury to Bernard E Mauley commissioner and W H Millhaem assistant to Cooper were called four times each and Commissioner Dick R Lane and C M Hart commission traffic man ager occupied the witness chair three times apiece ACTION DELAYED ON ETHIOPIA AND FRENCHPROTEST Plot to Assassinate Three Statesmen at League Council Revealed Tlirn to 1 POST WILL NOT TRY HOP AGAIN Says Hes Tired of Making Plane Landings Without Landing Gear LaFAYETTE April 15 JPi Post said here today that he does not believe he will try to make another transcontinental stratospheric flight with his present equipment The internationally known flyer landed at Purdue University airport yesterday afternoon in the Mac when a broken super charger ended his third attempt to set a speed record for spanning the con tinent Im tired of trying to make landings without landing he j said I 935 Asuoclnled GENEVA April league of nations council today recom mended to Italy and Ethiopia that they do their utmost to conciliate their differences and deferred ac tion until tomorrow on the French protest against Germanys rearm a ment the protest which caused the present extraordinary session of the council Although the Ethiopian delegate to Geneva Tecle Hawariate told the council three limes that there was danger in the Italian military activities along the Ethiopian fron tier no member discussed the point nor did the council take any action concerning whether cither nation should discontinue its military pre parations Baron Pompeo Aloisi the Italian delegate said there was no reason whatever for the council to inter vene now and promised we will make haste toward settling the dispute Assassinations Plotted Local police revealed a plot tq assassinate three noted European statesmen and disclosed despite denials in Marseille that two sus pected Italian men and a woman ad been The statesmen plotted against said police here were Pierre Laval foreign minister of France Eduard Bene foreign minister of Czecho slovakia and Nicholas Titulescu foreign minister of Rumania Police described the terrorists as anarch ists They said the alleged anarchisl plot was directed against Bencs and Titulescu on the ground they were believed hostile to revisions of peace treaties Send General Alarm Authorities sent out a general alarm throughout Switzerland and to the German Austrian and French frontiers to prevent the en trance of all suspected anarchists Laval was said in French quar ters to have ready for the league of nations council session today a rec ommendation for the condemna tion of Germany and a request that the league consider economic penalties against nations which in the future violate treaties As the members of the council assembled for the extraordinary session called by France because of Reichsfuehrer Hitlers announce ment that Germany had rearmed indications were seen that France would have difficulties in obtaining a unanimous vote of the interna tional delegates if they considered the terms of Frances condemnation of Germany too strong Memorandum Submitted The French submitted a vigorous ly worded memorandum which charged that Germany had com promised negotiations for the limi tation of armament and had threat ened the whole idea of internation al The French document character ized the German military moves as the culmination of long and meth odical labors pursued in The action it said has deliberately de stroyed one of the bases of Ger manys collaboration with the league of nations By so doing it has seriously compromised the success of interna tional negotiations on limitation of armaments pursued under the au piccs of the league of nations and Turn to paice 3 column 2 Pending Senate Bills Go Into Sifting Committee Lincoln Guard Dies FAKGO N April 15 Stlmnicll 92 solo survivor of President Lincolns bodyguard during the Civil and pioneer Furgo attorney died late yesterday at hishomo Death was due to com plications of old age Funeral services will bo Wednesday Social Security and Employment Job Creating Projects Get Attention of PWA and Relief Officials WASHINGTON April 15 A week of intensive effort to rush the administrations employment campaign and its so cial security program toward com pletion was started today by de aprtment chieftains and congres sional leaders Job creating projects were sur veyed and tabulated by public works relief highway and other officials sorting them to fit into gi gantic program expected to be an nounced as soon as President Roosevelt arranges the administra tive setup to direct the employ ment efforts Indications were that possibly would be spent on grade crossing eliminations and etreet and highway construction This type of work and extensive aid to middle west drought and dust storm sufferers appeared to be definitely in the program at the present time Debate Social Security On capitol hill leaders directed the house into the second week of debate on the social legislation holding in reserve a compromise which could be trotted out if de mands to liberalize the measure become insistent This suggested compromise would result in raising from to or even S25 the federal governments share toward monthly old age pen sions At the white house meanwhile Mr Roosevelt and representatives of 18 Latin American countries af fixed their signatures to a treaty which would pledge warring na tions to refrain from attacking or firing on cultural monuments In signing the president again stressed the essential unity of interest of North and South American coun tries Visits While House Chairman Fletcher of the senate ranking committee said after a call at the white house that Mr Roose velt wants the proposed omnibus banking bill in substaTitially its present form and docs not want it Turn to pner 3 column 2 Two Children Slain by Man Who Wounds Wife and Kills Self OMAHA April 15 M Folay 40 Omaha early today shot and killed Betty Lou 6 and Billy 10 his children then took his own life Before turning the gun on him self Foley shot his wife seven times wounding her critically Betty Lou and Billy were shot as they lay asleep in their beds Legislature Doubtful of Finishing Job April 23 DES MOINES April 15 Moving toward the adjournment it has set for April 23 the state sen ate today dumped pending bills Into the newly appointed sifting commit tee set the beer bill as a special order for tomorrow and disposed of common consent measures Most of the nearly 200 measures on its calendar went to the sifting committee at noon to go through a weeding out process which will determine which are to receive sen ate attention in the closing days of the fortysixth assembly The house which was working today on the chain store tax bill had appointed a similar sifting committee a short while ago as the two branches moved toward ad journment There waa considerable doubt in both branches today that the assembly will be able to con clude its labors in the specified time Adopted as Substitute In the senate the motion of Sen ator George Wilson of Polk which was adopted as a substitute for other proposals exccpted from the bills sent to committee those designated as special orders or un finished business and claims and ap propriation bills The beer bill which had been set as a special order for today went over to 10 a m tomorrow at the request of Senator M X Geske of McGregor to allow time for drafting of further proposed amend ments Important among these proposed amendments was that of Senator Howard Baldwin of Cascade which would completely rewrite the bill so as to assure cities and towns definite regulatory powers over the handling and dispensing of beer within their corporate limits Have Sole Authority Cities and towns under the Bain win proposal also would have sole authority to revoke beer permits and the revocation would apply against the premises as well as against the permit holder prevent ing the obtaining of a new permit for at least a year Senator Baldwin plans to further revise his amendment in an effort to prevent the spiking of near beer by prohibiting the mixing of alcohol with beer either by the customer or the permitee As the end of the session drive got under way in the tipper branch Senator Roy Stevens D of Ottum wa committee summon ed a meeting of the appropriations committee in an effort to complete the recommendations for the bien nial allowance to the state govern ment and institutions Heady to Report The committee chairman explain ed that subcommittees are ready to report and urged a complete atten dance of the main body in an effort to push the bill on to the senate floor as soon as possible pointing out that it is one of the major mea sures which must be disposed of be fore adjournment Efforts to save several bills from going into the hands of the sifting committee failed as the senate dumped the various measures Senator E I Mason D of Brooklyn renewed without success his effort to bring the bill to con tinue the BeattyBennett manda Turn 1o pupe 3 foliimn 3 BLAZE DESTROYS ORPHANS HOME 116 Children Unharmed in Fire That Endangered Their Lives ST LOUIS April 15 Fire that endangered lives of the 116 children destroyed the Lutheran orphans home in St Louis county today The children were unharmed The fire which caused damage estimated at was discov ered as the children finished morning prayers Tho matron Mrs Rose Pieske two teachers and four deaconesses marshaled the children and marched them outside carrying a few 2 and 3 year olds Part of their clothing was lost A 22 mile an hour wind spread the blaze rapidly and the upper flooc and attic of the home were in flames before firemen arrived The children were taken into the orplinnagc school and St Pauls Lutheran church nearby AMENDMENT TO ACT PASSED 747 BY IOWA HOUSE 75 to 23 Vote Registered Against Inclusion of Voluntary Chains DBS MOINES April 15 author sponsored amendment sub stituting an approximately 48 per cent lower rate schedule on gross receipts was voted into the Bur ington chain store tax bill 74 to 7 by house this afternoon The action was taken without de bate An amendment exempting the the Amana colonies from tax offered by J P Gallagher of Iowa county was adopted 57 to 45 over Buringtons objections He contended the exemption might en danger tha entire bill Therate amendment offered by Representative Don Eurington D of Woodbury la an effort to win support from the sponsors of anoth er amendment offered by Represen tative Rice D of Keokuk arid others to cstablsh aflat of 1 per cent tax on gross receipts Final Action Deferred The Rice amendment has up for preliminary discussion but final action was deferred It would re write the entire Efforts include voluntary Chains of merchants grouped into mass buying organizations as taxa ble under the state chain store tax bill were defeated 75 to 23 The proposal was offered by Rev Paul Cunningham R of Polk as the lower branch continued its third day of consideration of the bill Un der by ilouse1 Speaker John Mitchell debate on store took precedenceover a business in which thehouse was scheduled to consider the governors veto of the home stead exemption bill at 11 a m on the vetoed mea sure must await final disposal of the chain store tax question Mit chell ruled Would Escape Tax Cunningham said his amendment was designed to bring under provi sions of the act that class of retail organizations known as voluntary chains which he said compose two thirds of the chain stores in Iowa If voluntary chainswere not made eligible to pay the tax all the corporate chains would have to do to escape the tax would be to dis solve and reorganize Cunningham warned I resent the intimation of this bills sponsors that mine is an un friendly Cunningham declared It is the most friendly proposal yet offered in the interests of the real independent merchants If it is not included every indepen dent retailer will either have to go to a voluntary chain or go out of business Mass Buying Power In the last two days I have talk ed to many little merchants of my neighborhood and they were astounded to find the voluntary chains not included under this bilL I have watched the prices of the vol untary chains and they are not dif ferent from the corporate groups Each has mass buying power and uses it to beat down the prices man ufacturera can obtain for their pro ducts If you are in good faith your first interest here is to raise tha revenue for the state and next to Turn io paste 3 column What Games Can We Play Here is a booklet that answers this question so often asked by anxious hostesses giving parties not primarily for contract or dancing and who are worried about the en tertainment they can provide for their guests Lets Play a Game tells of scores of games and stunts appropriate for all kinds of occa sions and for groups of young or old Inclose 10 cents to cover cost and postage Use coupon The JIason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Hnskin 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