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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 26, 1935, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NIWSPAriR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANI NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 26 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 168 COOPER RESIGNS FROM LIQUOR BOARD lowans in Washington Too Many Work for Government Says Civil Service My MUNBO KEZEK ASHINGTON April 26 Too many lowans in the govern ment service that is the ver dict of the civil service commis sion based on state apportion ment figures The agricul tural adjustment administration under lowan Sec retary Wallace brought in many new lowans to Washington but long before then outstripped its Iowa Senate Passes Budget Bill of 14 Millions HOPKINS NAMED TO HEAD BRANCH OF WORK RELIEF Selected as Director of Important Division of had the state I civil service quota Most of the lowans placed in new emergency agencies such as the AAA are outside of civil service or they too would have been blocked in job J finding efforts Latest figures of the civil ser vice commission showing the state I apportionment situation as of the close of business April 15 list Iowa as one of six states which along I with the District of Columbia have I received more than their quota of civil service positions Iowa 63 Over Except for Virginia Maryland land the district homes of vast I numbers of government workers I Iowa exceeds its apportionment by I more than any other state It is Ilisted as 63 over Vermont is 20 lover and Massachusetts andUtah leach four over Virginia has ex Iceeded its apportionment by Maryland by and the District Columbia by Gov Clyde L Herring selected Ithe chief Iowa congressional enemy of further inland river development Ifor navigation as the Hawkeye Istate representative at the coming national rivers and harbors con Igress Representative Fred Bier Imann of Decorah Iowa has accept led the governors appointment The Icongress will be held here May 2 land 3 Is Outspoken Critic Eiermann has been an outspoken of the navigation program criticizing it an an useless expendi ture which would benefit only a Ifew persons Meanwhile most of Iowa representatives have car pied on active efforts to obtain Ifunds for additional locks and dams on the Mississippi river and for channel work on the Missouri river Senator L J Dickinson will make bis next onslaught on the new deal pn Pennsylvania traditional repub jcan stronghold but which joined ie new deal parade with election of democratic senator and governor fast fall He will address the Amen Werner clubat Pittsburgh May 4 British Motorship Asks Help at Once WASHINGTON April 26 The administration fitted addition al cogs of its job making machine today with the ap pointment of Harry L Hopkins to head the important division of Hopkins present relief adminis trator will be among the presi dents recovery lieutenants who wil confer with him at the white housi tonight on plans for getting the works program under way within ten days His division oneof the niair cogs in the works program wil have charge of checking up am stimulating the activities of the un dertaking to take men off of relief rolls and give them jobs Hopkins now the relief adminis trator will serve as a member of the board which passes upon dis tribution of the fund to various projects Secretary Ickes heads it Talks to MacDonald arranged to day for with Thomas Mac Donald chief of the bureau of pub lic be in charge of highway construction and grade Hopkins canceled a scheduled speaking trip to Chicago to the capital Congress was watched closely for its reaction to the appointment of Secretary Icltes last night as chair man of a works allotment board of recommend projects for the presidents approval Accused by Congressmen Some congressmen have accused Ickes of being discourteous and ar rogant toward them and have ar gued that he has been too slow in spending the appro priated for public works two years ago A congressional controversy over his request for a a year assistant was in progress even as the president pointment announced his ap Summoned with Hopkins to the white house tonight were Ickes Rexford Tugwell chief of the rural resettlement division of work relief Frank C Walker head of the work relief applications and information Turn o Paite 2 Column 1 ST JOHNS N April 26 ith her stem badly damaged in a heavy ice field 150 miles off New foundland the British motorship itianian requested immediate as sistance today The Weather FORECAST IOWA Unsettled Friday night and Saturday cooler Fri day night and Saturday except in east central portion Friday night MINNESOTA Unsettled Fri day night and Saturday prob ably local showers somewhat cooler in south portion Friday night and in southeast Satur day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for hour period ending at 8 oclock riday morning Maximum Thursday 71 Minimum in Night 37 At 8 A M Friday 63 Rainfall 58 The weeks rainfall Friday morn ng stood at inches the April Iota lhad reached inches vhich is within a twentieth of an rich of the normal April precipi lation the J935 precipitation had cached inches and the total of he past 12 months was Inches within 73 of an inch of lason Citys normal yearly prcci in a year that was lupposcd to a drought SEES IOWA DEMO PARTY BREAKUP Cunningham Scores Liquor Commission in Talk to Young P DES MOINES April 26 The democratic party in Iowa rapid ly is disintegrating Owen Cunning ham Des Moines attorney told del egates to the state meeting of Iowa young republicans this afternoon Cunningham severely criticized the Iowa liquor control commission and praised Verne Marshall Cedar Rapids editor whose testimony be fore the legislative committee inves tigating the liquor control group prompted a grand jury inquiry into alleged vice in Sioux City Organization Disrupted With the rapid disintegration cf the democratic party in Cun ningham said the disruption of the organization among the democratic party leaders the public scandal in the liquor control commission anc the recent discoveries of Verne Marshall who writes from affidavits and not just from memory and with the general failure of the national program including the downfall of NRA the loss of confidence of the American farmer in the AAA ind the constant dissatisfaction with government intervention in business and the creation of numerous new bureaus and commissions and the increase in the public debt the re publicans might win by marking time until the election of 1936 But of course we cannot be con tent to stage another campaign on criticism of the present administra tion alone We must get out own house in order expand our own membership organize our own faith ful forces further develop the Turn to rue 2 Column 3 Fast Pickup in Purebred field Noted Cattle Hogs Sheep All Carried Up on Tide AMES April re flecting the rising cattle and grain prices which brought the Iowa farm index within two points of prewar parity in March Iowa purebred stock prices are hitting the high point of several years In some places they have doubled from a year ago More than that purebred breed ers in Iowa art optimistic And while dispersion sales are few and far between this spring enthusiastic bidders are crowding the sale pavilions at consignment offerings Based on Observations These are the combined opinions of the animal husbandmen at Iowa State college who have attended purebred sales talked to breeders buyers sellers and breed associa tion secretaries during the past few months In every single phase of the pure bred both beef and dairy hogs sheep and greater interest is evidenced the animal husbandmen say and pure bred prices have advanced as much if not more relatively than meat prices Bred sows have been bringing at as a year The average ofseven purebred hog sales in Iowa during February and March Spring Blizzard Hits Denver of 1934 was same seven sales a head The this spring brought the breeders an average of a head for their offerings Two Factors Help With hogs as well as other live stock two factors are helping to boost purebred prices at the pres ent time Not only are rising meat prices affecting the situation but depleted breeding herds are de manding replenishment this spring say the animal husbandry special ists Good foundation stock has dwindled during the depression and Breeders are making every effort o rebuild their herds at the pres ent time The dairy cattle industry in Iowa also has shown marked improve ment during the winter and spring and a scarcity of purebred stock in several breeds has helped to boost dairy cattle prices Breeders report iat many more dairy bulls are moving this spring than for some Turn to Column 3 A 36 hour snow storm called a 20 billion gallon snow by weather officials swirled and caused highway crews to struggle through drifts four and five feet deep to rescue stranded cars This was the scene in dcmntovwi Denver at the height of the storm Asso ciated Press CoEds Eye Removed After Injury in Collision of Autos IOWA CITY April 26 sicians today removed the right eye from Betty AtweU University ot Iowa freshman student of Fort Dodge after an automobile colli sion Miss Atwells condition nounced as satisfactory this morn ing following theoperation late last said that the girls eyeball struck the windshield brace of the car She received no other injuries Ferrill Hamilton junior student of Jefferson who was driving Miss Atwells car when it collided with two parked cars at a curb was con fined to the hospital with a deep scalp other head injuries His condition was pronounced ser ious but not The accidentoccurred in front of fine arts building on the drive along the Iowa river Mary McElroy Asks Governor to Spare Her Kidnapers Life JEFFERSON CITY April 26 McElroy pleaded with Gov Guy B Park today to spare the life of Walter leader of the gang that kidnaped her for ransom nearly two years ago AfterMiss McElroy and her fath er had spent 30 minutes in his pri vate office Governor Park said I did to them what course I He added he bad no idea when he would act on Miss McElroys plea Gets Widows Pension DES MOINES April 26 Mrs Donald Merrigan wife of the relief worker slain by Dewey Ber lovich in a night club here was granteda widows pension of a month COMBINATION OF THREEGROUPSIN NEW PARTY SEEN Burton Prediction Made on Eve of Convention at Des Moines DES MOINES April 26 Definite formation of third party linesfor the 1936 elections awaits only agreement on basic principle of at least three independent fac tions H Ralph Burton genera counsel of the National Patriotl league predicted here today Burton here to attend the third annual convention of tne Nationa Farmers Holiday association tomor row made his prediction at a con ference attended by Milo Reno Na tional Holiday president and B F Stephenson of Detroit Attorney tor Coughllii The league counsel who Is the personal attorney of Father Charles E Coughlln emphasized he was nol speaking fof the Detroit radio priest and his statements were my own personal Stephenson an adviser of Father Coughlln took the same stand There is no reason whya third party movement should not be be and Burton said The republican and democratic parties are not sacrosanct The in dependent factions however musl agree onthe basic principles of their contenUpnsjmeet on a com and unite to educate the Backs Up Burton backed up Renos declar ation that third party movements have pointed the way to progres sive action in the past and such a plan should receive serious consid eration now Reno has named Father Cough lin Senator Huey P Long of Louis iana and Dr F E Townsend three powerful leaders who if they could consolidate their efforts could de stroy wage slavery as surely as chattel slavery was destroyed the Senator Long the main attraction at the sessions tomorrow was en route from Washington today ac companied by Earl J Chris tenberry his secretary Convention headquar ters here has dubbed the meeting Huey Longs party with Long scheduled for an address at p m tomorrow Denies Theyre Radical Demands of farm groups partic ularly those of the Farm Holiday Turn to IiMce 2 Coltmm 2 LETS BE HAPPYIN IOWA WRITTEN BY C P CHASE EDITOR OF ATLANTIC NEWSTELEGRAPH WINNER OF 1934 PULITZER PRIZE FOR AMERICAS BEST EDITORIAL OF THE YEAR The NewsTelegraph suggests the above caption as a fit enterprises with assurance of success This is a false hope ting one for all believers in Iowa to adopt at this time It sug gests it especially to those who seem to have lost the old tirne American initiative and the oldtime American courage to go ahead We would not be misunderstood We are not suggesting that there is anything to be gained in viewing things through Pollyanha eyes insisting that conditions are the best when they are not We are only suggesting that perhaps it is good psychology for us to try to be happy in Iowa and to look for the many blessings we have rather than seeking always to point out our troubles There is a lot in psychology The healthiest man in town can walk down the street on a fine morning feeling as fit as a fiddle and if a dozen of his friends one after another meet him and tell him he is looking bad he will go home ac tually ill Conversely if a man is not feeling up to himself and is not in the best of health if the same number of his friends one after another remark how well he is looking he will immediately feel better This is a homely comparison and is in no sense new for it has been said many times before but it is none the less true It is unfortunate that calamity always makes bigger news than the wellordered condition of things Conditions out of the ordinary especially those which threaten orderly processes always attract more comment than those conditions which inure to wellbeing and the usual course of human life lowans always have had an inferiority complex The won derful things which characterize our state have become so common to us and so much a part of our everyday lives that many times we fail to appreciate their importance For ex ample out in California where they believe in ballyhoo if they raised anything like the Iowa hog they would have pic tures of the animal on postcards and send out literally mil lions of them to the entire country Not only do we have an inferiority complex in Iowa but in common with the rest of the country during the stressful period through which we have been passing we have developed the habit of waiting for the government to so shape events that we can oroceed with our v and an unsound philosophy No necromancy of legislation no hocuspocus of governmental fiat or edict will so arrange things as to insure what we call recovery In the last analysis recovery is going to come in the good old American way through the enterprise of the individual citizen his energy his industry and his refusal to quit There is a growing per centage of our citizens believing that somewhere along the line this initiative and grit of Americans will have to assert itself and we will have to determine the way to move things is to get out and move them There is no use being foolish about it or unwarrantedly optimistic We cannot make bad conditions better by simply waving a magic wand buf we con make conditions better by concerted effort It is not necessary to go outside the facts to find reasons for our being happy here in Iowa We have gone through some troublous times We are not yet out of the woods but we are so much better off than is the condition of many sec tions of the country that there is no comparison Farm prices are good Although many farmers do not have much to sell the fact remains prices are good and should remain so The spirit of the people is better and business generally is much better than it was last year We have here in Iowa over tillable acres of land the most fertile land in the world We have square miles of the best territory in the world urban and rural We have an industrial develop ment which has shown a steady growth We have the least percentage of illiteracy among our people in the entire coun try We have a fine tradition a splendid background We hove an upstanding courageous intelligent citizenry The pioneers blazed the trail for the empire we have today and wrought the miracle of its transformation from the wilder ness within the lives of men who are here today They brought to this state a fusion of the best of the cultures from oil ports of the country just as America fused the best blood of oil the nations to create a distinctive American type Iowa has every reason to be hopeful every reason to be happy Why not try it House Alters Tax Schedule in Truck Act Passes Conservation Game Board Merger Proposal DES MOINES April 26 Ending a week long deadlock th Iowa senate today passed an ap prdprlation bill and sent it to tbj house for further consideration The action of the upper house followed agreement between tw factions which had stalemated at tempts to conclude consideration o the revenue measure The bill as passed by the senate would appropriate fo each year of the 193637 biennlum The proposal passed without an op posing vote The house approve bill provided for appropriatlons to taling Amend Truck BUI Compromise amendments modi fying the schedule of ton mile taxes and Increasing to 35 miles the ta exempt radius from home stations were written into the truck regula tory bill today by the house Although the time when the rucktng measure would be disposed f was still uncertain Representa tive Gustavo Alesch D of Plym outh said he was prepared to fol ow It up at once with an effort to call up his bill to abolish the state Iquor control commission and place administration of the liquor act un der three elective state officials Alesch and Representative La mar P JFoster D of Cedar jointly ntroduced the bill yesterday under suspension of the rules Pass Consolidation Act Earlier the lower branch voted 92 to 1 to pass the new bill recom mended by a conference committee or consolidation of the state fish and game commission and board of conservation Sponsors of the trucking bill sec ond motor carrier tax measure to come before the present legislature offered little opposition to the Lmendments after a move to block urther amendments and put the bill on final passage was defeated The measure calls for a tonmile ax on all classes of commercial rucks with certain exemptions but sections seeking to change other Turn to Pujtc 2 tl DEATHS BRANDED MURDER SUICIDE Wo vie Style Creator His Chauffeur and University Instructor Shot HOLLYWOOD April 26 Mysterious shootings that brought eath to a movie style creator and is chauffeur and possibly fatal in uriea to another in the film capital uring the night were reported as murder and suicide today by sher s officers O H Cloud sheriffs deputy in large of the case said Paul Ivor Vharton 25 year old designer of clothes for film actresses was shot by William Howard 35 former navy ensign and later Whartons chauf feur Probaby Fatally Shot Cloud said Howard later shot and probably fataly woundedHenry E Bolte 38 law instructor at the Uni versity of California Los An geles After injuring Bolte Cloud said Howard was shot and killed him self The slaying of Wharton waa the tragic climax of a supper attended by two guests in his Hollywood apartment studio The other shoot ings occurred later in an apartment several blocks away Financial Differences Cloud said the sheriffs office was convinced the shootings were mo tivated by financial differences in volving the three men and that a violent quarrel concerning money Wharton and Bolteowned Hoxvard preceded the shootings Our investigation has established that a man we know only as C M McDermott was the third person in the room at the time Wharton was Cloud said We believe he was not involved in the shootings but other officers now arc looking for him in the belief he can clear up minor details pertaining to the OTHER MEMBERS WILL BE ASKED TO VACATE JOBS Draft House Resolution on B E Manley and Dick R Lane DES MOINES April 26 Harold M Cooper of Marahalltown chairman of the Iowa liquor control commission today resigned his post Resignations of Bernard E Mai ley and Dick R Lane as members of the commission will be demanded in a resolution to be drawn this af ternoon for presentation to the house tomorrow morning a member of the committee named to draw tho resolution said In a letter to Gov Clyde ring Cooper said I hereby tender my resignation as member and chairman of the Iowa liquor control commission to take effect Immediately Sacrificed by Prww Permit me to say that I feel that I have been sacrificed upon the al tar of an unbridled and prejudiced press For the good of the cause of true temperance and a proper solu tion of the liquor problem in our beloved state I tender my resigna tion being conscious of no wrong doing during the incumbency of my office I do not deny but what some trlval mistakes have been made but assure you dear governor that none of them nave been mistakes of the heart but purely mistakes of the head with no evil intent and with the aim constantly before mo ot serving the people o my state thank you for Uwt honor that you have conferred upon ma in ap pointing member of Ihii commission I of the baser sort and billingsgate of an irresponsible press has destroyed my usefulness in this Time and Time and justice will finally vin dicate me in the eyes not only of ny neighbors and friends but of be state generally Respectfully yours Harold M Firat announcement of the chair mans resignation was made by Misa Edith Johnson secretary p Governor Herring and confirma ion followed immediately from Coopers office Cooper a democrat Marshall own was appointed to the state iquor control commission by Gov ernor Herring for a term expiring July 1 1939 A raid last December on the Ce lar Rapids canning plant of J Le Roy Farmer where a quantity of iquor and state liquor seals was ound led to the indictment of Cooper on a charge of knowingly ermitting Farmer to possess il egal liquor Convicted In Court The liquor chairman was convicted by a Linn county district court jury which imposed a fine 000 on the misde meanor charge Cooper appealed Tum to Column WORD BOOK The Word Book now offered by ur Washington information bureau s as fascinating as fiction and wice as profitable Once you havs tarted to read it you will not lay t aside until you have finished it nd you will refer to it again and gain for it is surprisingly inter ring to go through the f words frequently mispronounced nisspelled or misused You will be unazed at the errors youand your riends make constantly These errors can be corrected ith little effort For instance hen you learn that in speaking of ood usage of English you should ay yoosij and not yoosage ou are not likely to maka that nistake again The booklet costs you but 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