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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1935, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COP3T ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 29 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 170 Skeptical of Crack Down Dislike Methods of Ickes and Hopkins With States By HERBERT PLUMMEB ASHINGTON April 29 Some adminis tration leaders are frankly skep tical of the wis dom of employ ing such tactics as those being used by Secre tary Ickes and Harry Hopkins FERA admin istrator in with holding relict funds from cer tain states They are afraid cracking down1 on such new deal o p p o nents as Huey Long of Louisiana and Gover nor Takuadge of Georgia may in the end cause more harm than good The people might get the idea they say that the administration is out to punish its political oppon ents in this manner If they did all sorts of trouble might be stirred up Some leaders argue it might be wiser in the long run to allow fed eral funds to flow into the baili wicks of the incorrigbles than to run the risk of incurring the enmity of a whole section or a state The more practicalminded poli ticians among the democrats point to the case of Governor Davey of Ohio and his feud with FERA Ad ministrator Hopkins as a case in point The Ohio Example Hopkins made charges against the Ohio governor and took away from him jurisdiction of FERA funds Davey a democrat fired back at Hopkins in like fashion Ohio is always a pivotal state in a national election If the Roose velt administration makes too many enemies there it may regret it in November 1936 The row Secretary Ickes is hav STATE CORRUPTION PROBE ASKED Ready to Start Housing Projects in 16 Cities ICKES AND AIDE different proposition tbrigsperhap s deals bit terest opponent and a threat to President Roosevelt in 36 charges the administration is out to get him in Louisiana by spending millions in public works money through an or ganization composed of his political enemies Ickes contention is that the kingfish wants to use the fed eral work relief funds to strengthen his own political domination of Loui siana Aside from the merits of the ar gument the danger in the opinion of many lies in the fact that Presi dent Roosevelt is being accused of building himself up for the cam paign next year by use of relief money If such an opinion becomes wide spread it may hurt The Georgia Case As for Governor Talmadge of Georgia he has said flatly that de spite threats of cracking down on him and his state federal funds will be forthcoming anyway A harsh critic of the new deal apparently he doesnt believe the administration will dare punish himat the expense of tie state of Georgia With almost five billion dollars in work relief money to spend and in light of opposition to new deal poli cies just how this huge fund is ex pended is of vast importance politi cally The charge was made frequently in both houses of congress during debate on the work relief bill that the measure placed an allpowerful political weapon in the hands of President Roosevelt that it would be impossible to defeat an adminis tration with that much money at its disposal The Weather WEEKLY FORECAST IOWA Fair Monday night and Tuesday cooler in central and east portions light to lo cally heavy frost Monday night slightly warmer Tuesday in central and west sections MINNESOTA Fair Monday night and Tuesday cooler in ex treme southeast frost or freez ing temperatures Monday night somewhat warmer Tues day in west and south portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 58 Minimum in Night 35 At 8 A M Monday 53 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 62 Minimum in Night 45 At 8 A M Sunday 51 Kainfall 05 April came down to its final day with a precipitation 02 in excess of the normal April moisture in Ma son City the sixth month out of the past twelve with a like showing And this is supposed to have been a year of drought IN PWA REPORT TO WHITE HOUSE Believe 100 Millions in Building Can Be Done by MidAugust WASHINGTON April 29 President Roosevelt received a re port today that work could be start ed soon in 16 cities on proposed low cost housing projects under the four billion dollar program Secretary Ickes public works ad ministrator and Horatio B Hackett director of housing in the PWA listed the following cities Boston New York Buffalo At lantic City Baltimore Washington Chicago Indianapolis Louisville Detroit Milwaukee Columbia S Car Miami Nashville Birming ham and New Orleans Would Abolish NRA The government aides expressed the belief that in con struction could be accomplished by midAugust A proposal to abolish the NRA and turn a portion of its authority over to the federal trade commission and the labor department was in troduced in the senate by Senator King The Utah senator one of the lead ing senatorial critics of NiRA of fered the bill as a substitute for the administration measure to extend the recovery law for two years trade commissioii jurisdiction pver fair trade practices and supervision over hours and wages to the labor de partment Court Denies Writ The supreme court refused to pro hibit Arizona from interfering with the construction of Parker Dam on the Colorado river The court denied the pemanent injunction obtained by the United States State militia were called out and martial law was declared last No vember to halt the work which be gan on the Colorado river near Boulder Dam in September Arizona which bitterly opposed construction of Boulder Dam wants additional rights to Colorado river water Fear Rural Slums A warning of the danger of cre ating rural slums by shifting city populations to agricultural areas was given by Chester C Davis AA administrator in a speech today be Turn to Page 8 Column 3 VIEWS DIFFER ON NEXT MOVE Manufacturers Agree With Roosevelt Recovery Now in Sight WASHINGTON April 29 President Roosevelt and organized manufacturers found themselves in agreement today over the bright ness of recovery prospects but sharply divided as to what cards the new deal should play next Congress freshly bidden by the president to speed controversial measures heard that the national association of manufacturers wants much of the administrations legis lative program shelved for the time being Mr Roosevelt assertedtin his ad dress last night that never since his inauguration had he sensed re covery so unmistakably A state ment issued by the manufacturers association a short time before said the country is nearer to breaking the back of the depression than at any time since recovery began But while the president urged im mediate rounding out of the pro gram of economic and social recon struction the manufacturers said this congress should not consider measures which would be a dis turbing element and compel a halt while industry makes necessary ad justments Legislation which the industrial ists want postponed include the un employment insurance provisions of the security bill the omnibus bank ing bill which would strengthen Washingtons control over the bank ing system and the bill to abolish utility holding companies Prompt passage of these meas ures was advocated by the presi dent R R Seeks Support for WorksDrive WASHINGTON April 29 After appealing to all Americans to help make the work relief drive the most efficient and cleanest example of public enter prise the world has ever seen President Roosevelt sought today to get the vast undertaking in full swing by autumn Meantime congress faced the prospect of a prolonged session ex tending well into the hot summer The president in the fireside chat in which he outlined his workre lief program had called for action on such controversial issues as so cial security extension of NRA banking and utility holding com pany legislation His remarks on works and legis lation were regarded today as two salient portions of the address An other was the note of optimism the president struck as he sat before the microphones in the oval room with a flower in the lapel of his gray suit and his aides around him Atmosphere of Recovery Never since my inauguration in March 1933 he said have I felt so unmistakably the atmosphere of recovery Fear is vanishing he added and confidence is growing on every side renewed faith in the vast pos sibilities of human beings to im prove their material and spiritual status through the instrumentality of democratic government That faith is receiving its just reward And for that we can be thank ful to the God who watches over Early in his Address Mr Roose velt answered critics who say the administrations program is con fused Comparing the program to a large ship being built he said Bills Not Mentioned When one of these ships is un der construction and the steel frames have been set in the keel it is difficult for a person who does not know ships to tell how it will finally look when it is sailing the high seas Absent from the list of legisla tion the president mentioned were such measures as the Wagner labor relations bill the proposed amend ments to strengthen the AAAs powers the Copeland Food and Drug bill and others But he said he could came only a few bills in the talk and asserted I do not want my mention of specific measures to be interpre ted as lack of interest in or disap proval of many other important pro posals that are pending are losing no time he said in getting the governments vast Turn to Fape 8 column 3 Herring to Remain Home Until Tuesday DES MOINES April 29 Gov Clyde L Herring arose from bed to chat briefly with friends as he continued to improve from the cold with which he was sent to bed under a physicians care last week He said he will not return to his executive duties Tuesday ALGONA WOMAN DIES OF BEATING BY BANDIT GANG Officers Admit Several Suspects Arrested and Grilled ALGONA April Anton Jergenson 72 died today from the beating given her by robbers who took cash loot from her home esti mated at between and 000 Meanwhile state and county officers pressed the investigation into what was now a murder case as well as a robbery probe Officers admitted that several sus pects had been arrested and grilled but refused to reveal the names of the suspects Whether or not any leading evidence had been uncov ered also was not known Although one of the suspects was reported to be an itinerant temporarily charged with vagrancy details concerning the others were not announced No Fingerprints Found Mrs Jergenson died at oclock this morning at the hospital where she had been confined for treatment She was unconscious af ter the beating and was reported by physicians to be growing weaker constantly Because of her condi tion she was unable to furnish of ficers with any clews Willis Beltnop fingerprint expert from Fort assisted local of ficers butthey been suc cessful in getting fingerprints as the bandit evidently wore gloves Sunday night agents from the state bureau of investigation returned to Algona to press the search for the bandits Mrs Jergenson was found Friday afternoon when her daughter Mrs Walter Dale went to the house and found the door locked and the blinds drawn The aged woman lived alone Mrs Dale called for assistance and the door was broken down Her mother was found near the door House Was Ransacked All rooms but one in the house had been ransacked The money the exact amount of which is unknown was taken from a strong box The lock had been broken The bandit or bandits apparently wanted only money as receipts and deed were left Officers are inclined to believe that the robbers must have at tempted to murder the old lady and left thinking she were dead Other investigations by the offi cers partly indicated the time of the crime It was believed that the attack occurred during the fore noon because potato peelings had been left in the sink and the breakfast dishes left unwashed The condition of the aged womans wounds indicated that the attack occurred several hours before she was found Might Have Dodged Officers said the blows were in flicted by a pipe or some other metal as a dent was left on the Turn o Pane 8 Column 2 Grateful to Barker Miss Mildred Kuhlmun 20 year old of Arthur Doc Barker was subpoenaed as a witness by Barkers coun sel in St Paul where Barker Is on trial for the Bremcr kid naping She said Barker once saved her life when a former sweetheart threatened to kill her I owe my life to him and Im grateful she said Asso ciated Press MARY MDERMOTT Veteran Teacher in Local Schools Succumbs to Pneumonia Mary Ellen McDermott 64 long a resident here and teacher in the Mason City public schools died at a local hospital Sunday afternoon at oclock from pneumonia She was admitted to the hospital Wed nesday and had become seriously ill only a day or so before her death Miss McDermott was widely known in this community her ex perience as a teacher in the public schools having extended over a pe riod of 30 years Scores of young men and women now in business and social life in Mason City passed un der her influence as a teacher and speak in highest praise of that in fluence Come From Wisconsin Miss McDermott came to Kos suth county with her parents from Wisconsin In 1878 when the family settled on a farm near Algona later moving to Algona She was edu cated in the public schools and in St Marys college Prairie du Chien Wis and also attended lectures at the State Teachers college Cedar Falls State University of Iowa City and the Minnesota State university Under Superintendent Branden berg one of the noted educators of the middlewest she was made principal of the Garfield school of Mason City where she served sev eral years During her principalship Turn to PSKP 8 Column 1 10F 3 ESCAPED CONVICTS FOUND HIDING ON TRAIN Fourth Weighing 260 Pounds Breaks Both Legs in Drop JOLIET 111 April 29 Patterson 45 one of three convicts who escaped from the state peni tentiary here early today was cap tured in a boxcar on the Rock Island railroad near New Lenox 10 miles east of here Patterson was found hiding in the freight car by a detail of pris on guards under Capt J R Car penter assistant superintendent of the old prison The convict was un armed and offered no resistance Information obtained from Pat terson caused authorities to center their search for Edward Martin 30 and William Kirkpatrick 33 who escaped with Patterson in the vi cinity of La Salle and Ottawa Patterson told Captain Carpenter he separated from Martin and Kirkpatrick shortly after fleeing from the prison Kirkpatrick he said had sprained his ankle in jump ing from the 25 foot prison wall and was limping badly the last time he saw him i A fourth in the Big Six Schroeder nicknamed for his 260 both legs at the ankle in the drop Guards found himmoaning in below at ni today thereby discov ering the escape Eight Men Arrested OTTAWA 111 April 29 Bight men including two said to answer the description of the men who escaped early today from the state prison at Joliet HI were taken into custody today by Sheriff Balph Desper of La Salle county and a score of deputies who halted and searched two Rock Island rail road trains Drag Lake for Body of Sioux City Woman WEST OKOBOJI April 29 Searching parties dragged Millers Bay on West Okoboji lake for the body of Mrs E S Gaynor wife of a lumber dealer at Sioux City fol lowing the discovery of her canoe three miles from the Gaynor family cabin She had gone to the resort to prepare the cabin for the sum Iowa Senate Rejects Tax Study Group DES MOINES April 29 state senate today refused to create an interim legislative committee to study taxation and other questions and report back to the next general assembly A vote of 18 to 27 rejected the joint resolution which would have created the proposed legislative council and appropriated for its expenses in conducting a study of various questions before reporting its recommendations to the fortyseventh session Introduced by the senates appro priations committee the resolution was amended by adoption of changes proposed by Senator Gar rit E Roelofs R of Sioux Center before it was defeated Opposed on Floor Both the resolution and the Roelofs amendment which was adopted by a vote of 24 to 23 were vigorously opposed in the floor de bate while sponsors urged creation of the proposed council Senator Roelofs amendment would have provided for an advis ory committee of eight members including three from the house three from the senate and two ap pointed by the governor The committee would have been charged with the duty of studying tax questions and use of funds of the three point tax law highway regulation and rates and other sub jects and of drafting bills and re commendations on these subjects for assembly consideration Precedent Is Rejected The members also would have been authorized to confer with rep resentatives and officials of other on Concerni to Iowa and along tiiefines7d3rtihifoirni legislation as between states In refusing the resolution the sen ate rejected the precedent set by re cent assembly sessions which had created interim bodies to draft rec ommendations for early considera ion upon the convening of the leg islature Supporting the resolution Sena tor Roy Stevens D of Ottumwa jointed out that the last general as sembly upon convening had received 72 bills from its interim body and Turn to page 8 column 7 Tandy 88 Year Old Author Kills Self DALLAS CITY 111 April 29 ff Tandy 88 well known edu cator and author committed sui cide by shooting himself with a re volver at his home here Sunday morning Ill health was ascribed as the reason for the act X MARKS THE SPOTAND ITS ALL OF IOWA FROM AN IOWA STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION MAP Maps have in them the stuff of which adventure is made They mark the paths leading to the spot at which to dig for kind the mapfollower has set forth to find But the road this is notably true of the road map of not be marked with any single X to des ignate the treasure trove for that adventurer whose search is for beauty Iowa indeed has no one destination for that seeker It is itself the square miles in which to place the X Let the adventurer whose pursuit is beauty pass into Iowa over either of her mighty border rivers or from north or south between them or let his exploration start at any point within her boundaries and his quest begins at once to meet fulfillment Nor need he leave the road to take his share whatever the season of his setting forth Situated almost in the center of the United States the Hawkeye state is on her map a nation in the little Iowa in outline more nearly than any of her sister states parallels the geographic pattern of the Mississippi river her Atlantic and the Missouri her Pacific coast and even her Key West looks out over broad waters at Keokuk From the northward the nature of the North comes down to Iowa bringing the forests the flowers and the life of the North Roughly at her southern boundary the Southland reaches its northernmost frontier So too the East and the West come face to face here between Iowas flowing meri dians Within the state invites the map follower to pass in re view an infinite variety of interest and beauty Iowas tangible assets her resources of field of orchard of mill mine and factory her unparalleled educational facil ities her achievements in these are listed by the statistician the economist and the historian They pro claim themselves through their own evidence to the traveler who goes with only his eyes open through her cities and towns and rural areas But he must move with the eyes of his soul opened wide to see the other real Iowa Only the poets can suitably enum erate and appraise the states intangible wealth the value of the possessoins which the pioneers found here which we all still share in common and which will ever remain There are the beauties that meet not only the eye but also the ear and the nostril They are the charms of vision of sound and of fragrance Nowhere more radiantly than by an Iowa roadside does the fruit tree toss its spring plumage of white or pink or breathe forth more sweetly the exquisite perfume of its blos soms No scene inspires the meadow lark to purer fluting Only on an Iowa field does that deep green of waves of grow ing corn turn to gentle surf under the kiss of the summer breeze Day opens on the Iowa roadside landscape with the cheery cockcrow Evening greets the night to the accompaniment of the peaceful lowing of cattle Between morning and night and between night and morning Iowa is beautiful While this mop is your guide go with your soul else you will miss the beauty that is Iowa ASSEMBLY GETS PROPOSAL FILED BY REPUBLICANS ALFRED DU PONT DIES IN FLORIDA Organizer of Explosive and Chemical Company Heart Attack Victim JACKSONVILLE Fla April 29 I duPont 70 organ zer and former head of the duPont de Nemours and company explosive and chemical manufacturers died unexpectedly early today at his es state Epping Forest just outside Jacksonville DuPont suffered a heart attack ast Thursday but had rallied His physician said he appeared to be recovering but he was stricken again last night and died a few hours later In 1902 duPont purchased the duPont company and organized it in its present form He retired from that company a number of years ago In 1926 he came to Florida At the time of his death he was one of the largest landowners in the state and was active as president of the Flor ida National bank of Jacksonville He was a native of Wilmington Del Surviving are his widow the former Miss Jessie D Ball a son Alfred Victor of Wilmington five daughters Mrs Herman Rouff of Germany Mrs Reginald S Huide koper of Washington Mrs Blbert Dent of Philadelphia Mrs Victor Llewellyn of England and Miss Denise duPont of lege Va Sweetbriar col Five Men Arrested on Hijack Charges EAST VIEW N 3 April 29 H men were under arrest to day after what officials said was the solution of a hijacking April 15 of a truckload of poultry and ab duction of the driver Theodore of Jcssup Iowa and two lasscngers Mr and Mrs Cecil juense of Cedar Rapids The owans later were released in New York They were cnroute to New ark N J in the employ of the toopcrYard Freight company of Omaha Committee Would Have Power to Institute Criminal Action TEXT ON PAGE 11 DES MOINES April 29 joint resolution to authorize ap of an investigating com mittee to fully investigate the charges of public corruption and wrongdoing in public office was filed in the legislature today Under the terms of the resolution he committee would be given au hority to employ counsel and to institute civil or criminal proceed ings against any person liable to prosecution Parliamentary procedure on the resolution was in doubt due to the house rules which prohibit the filing of any except committee resolutions or bills Filed in Both Houses The resolution for the investiga ion was filed simultaneously in both branches of the legislature In the house it was sponsored by Representatives A H Avery of Clay Robert Blue of Wright and B B Hickenlooper of Linn Sena tors Claude Stanley of Corning and A J Shaw of Pocahontas offered the resolution in their branch All are republicans Representative Avery one of the sponsors of the proposal attempted to call the resolution up for discus sion but was ruled out of order by Speaker John H Mitchell who pointed out the house had agreed Saturday to work on relief appropri ation morning The house guve Its consent to withdrawingthe relief bill from ths appropriation committee and E H Locke Iowa Relief administrator explained the measures to the as sembly The text of the resolution cites charges of gross wrongdoing mis demeanor and malfeasance in of iice by certain elective and appoin tive officials circulated in Iowa newspapers It has been openly charged that there is and has been in existence a onspiracy between law violators and certain public officials for the protection of gambling liquor traf iic and other vices under which cer ain officials are being charged with being paid for refusing or ne glecting to enforce laws Attorney General Accused Public charges have been made against the attorney general that he las been associating with criminals in a reprehensibe manner that he has been frequently intoxicated in public places and is refusing and neglecting to enforce the laws of the tate against gambling bootlegging and other vices to his own personal benefit Accusations of alleged fraud and corruption in administration of the owa liquor control act by the state iquor control commission were cit ed in the resolution including that certain leases have been entered into contracts made and property purchased which are a fraud upon the state and that commission Turn to rnBr 8 Column New American Travelog See a famous natural scene in every state 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