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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 3, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NCWSPAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI K1VE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 3 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 174 lowans in Washington Third Party Threat Fails to Disturb Congressmen By MUNRO KEZEK ASHINGTON May 3 third party threat roaring out of Iowa from the farm holiday movement failed to bringconcern to members of the Hawkeye states congres sional delegation Some members of the delegation hesitated to dis cus s the third party movement publicly but two general conclu sions were ex pressed 1 That the third party move ment could not gain important strength 2 That whatever strengthit ac quired would be drawn more large ly from democratic than republican votes Representative Gillette sounded the keynote of the attitude of the states delegation toward the chances of a third party movement going Every Attempt Failure The American he said express themselves politically through teh party system There has grown up through the years a distinct two party system Every at tempt in the last 75 years to seek political expression through a third party has failed even with the lead ership of such dynamic personali ties as Theodore Roosevelt and Robert La Follette These movements have been doomed to failure There is ample opportunity for people to ex press themselves politically through the parties that are now existing and to make these parties conform to the political views of the mem bership Defeat Own Ends I believe that the third party movements not only will fail but often defeat the very ends they seek by not bringing the full force of their views and beliefs to efforts to control the old party platforrn machinery and thus their value is dissipated by scattering and spo radic attempts at third party or ganization rather than being con centrated in an effort to control the dominant party machinery and One congressman who declined to be said three out of every four malcontents voted the dem ocratic ticket last fall and that a third party would draw many times as many votes from the demcorats as from the republicans Another congressman said the best chance the republicans would have would Turn to 1ftRe 2 Column 1 Bird Builds Crazy Nest on Asylum Roof DES MOINES May 3 CSVA pigeons nest impervious to wind and rain has been presented to the Iowa historical department by Mrs M N Voldeng of Cherokee The nest is constructed of hairpins and safety pins It was found on a slate roof at the state hospital for the in sane 2 lowans Sentenced for Nebraska Holdup WAHOO May 3 016 McNew 23 of Boone Iowa was sentenced to seven years in the state penitentiary and Charles Hampton 17 of Boone was sentenced to three years in the mens reformatory for the S3R holdup of a Wahoo filling station Sunday FORECAST IOWA Tardy cloudy frost or temperatures Friday night Saturday fair and slight ly warmer MINNESOTA Generally fair freezing temperature Fri day night Saturday fair slight ly wanner in west and south portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 4fl Minimum in Night 31 At 8 A M Friday 33 Rainfall 55 Thursdays drizzle boosted Mays mositurc total to inches and the 1935 figure to inches al most two inches above normal In the early morning Friday a wet snow began lo fall and continued into the forenoon with the tempera lure hugging the freezing mark HOUSE NOT TO PASS MILLAGE ACT Hail Mason City Most Musical City in State FURIOUS STORM TAKES LIVES OF 3 IN KENTUCKY Roofs Torn Off Homes m Louisville Iowa Gets Snow LOUISVILLE May 3 Furious windstorms accompanied by lightning that killed three per sons and drenching rains spent themselves eastward today after spreading damage over sections of western Kentucky and southern In diana Churchill Downs where thoroughbreds are on edge for the KentuckyDerby tomorrow was un damaged but the sensitive animals were excited by the thunder and lightning More than 100 homes and some 50 business buildings in Lcusiville decked out in its best dress for the Derby were unroofed Power lines and trolley cables were severed Part of Louisville a half dozen nearby towns and Frankfort the SEASON BACKS UP WEST UNION May Knox Thursday alter supper gave his lawn the second mowing of the season Friday before break fast he shoveled three inches of snow from his sidewalk state capital were without lights shrubbery and Derby festival decorations were scattered in Louis ville streets beneath clearing skies this morning Mary Jane Floyd 4 escaped un hurt when a door fell over her bed to shield her from falling timber and bricks when the Floyd home was wrecked by the wind Only two walls of the home were left stand ing today Four other persons received slight injuries in the storm here Snow in North Iowa North Iowas rain changed to snow early Friday but the white blanket had melted by midforenoon Thursdays drizzle boosted Mays moisture total for Mason City to inches and the 1935 total to inches almost two inches above normal Farmers in several sections of North Iowa waited for an oppor tunity to get into fields to do their spring work Snow which fell Fri day for the most part quickly melted The heavy rain during the night was followed by three inches oi SHOW Friday morning at West Union At Belmond 65 of an inch rainfall had fallen the past three days with snow Friday morning This was below the average in North Iowa The Friday morning minimum temperature at Belmond was 30 degrees Work in fields was at a standstill and gravel roads were in a bad condition Sarting with Monday afternoon Turn lo Pmte 3 Column 4 Mrs Bergdoll to Make Plea Mrs Grover Cleveland shown with her four children as she arrived in York plans to appeal directly to President Roose velt if possible in seeking a pardon for her fugitivehusband accused as Americas archslacker United States 15 years ago to escape a jail sentence is living In Wcins berg Germany Associated Press GERMANS POLES EXCHANGE SPIES Baron Sosnowski Survivor of Execution of Two Noblewomen ronvricht 19X1 hjTh Asunrialrd BERLIN May Polish baron Georg Sosnowski regarded by secret police as one of the most dangerous spies in Europe has been given back to Poland it was learned today in exchange for three Ger man spies captured by Poland It was in the tripping up of Sos nowski that Germany discovered two of its noblewomen Baroness Benita von Falkenhayn and Frau Renate von Natzmer were serving as spies against their homeland The two German women were be headed Feb 18 but Sosnowski a foreigner was spared to be ex changed for three Germans As in his capture a woman also played a part in Baron Sosnowskis release for one of Polands prison ers given up for the star spys saf ety was a woman the beautiful Frnu Theodora Ogurek Drazga The exchange was understood to have been made nine days ago but the affair was so secret thai not a hint was given out until today j Bonus Fight TestofNRA on in Capital WASHINGTON May 3 of the foremost issues of the times the constitutionality of the NRA and the veterans bonus were being fought out today in the supreme court and the senate While the house continued its lag ging debate on the administration omnibus banking bill the main bus iness downtown remained the per fection of machinery to carry out the works program Three votes were in prospect on the bonus issue in the the Patman and Vinson cash pay ment measures and on the Harrison compromise Supporters of the com promise believed they would win Would Give Choice The compromise would give the veterans the choice of cashing their compensation certificates now or holding them until 1945 As the senate was meeting O M W Sprague economics professor at Harvard told one of its committees that payment of the bonus in new provided in the Pat man excite fear of infla tion only if it were interpreted as part of a policy to force an upward movement of prices In the supreme court government lawyers neared the close of their arguments upholding the constitu tionality of NRA and prepared to step aside for counsel for a Brooklyn poultry concern who say the Blue Eagle is illegal A two year extension of NRA was urged by the executive council of the American Federation of Labor at a conference with President Roose velt Call at White House Headed by William Green federa tion president the delegation ac1 companied by Secretary Perkins called at the white house as the con1 stitutionality of the recovery law i attacked and defended in the supreme court I The Frazier bill to refinance farm mortgages with an interest rate of per CCTH was approved by the senate agriculture committee Appearing before the house mer chant marine committee Represent ative Moran DMaine charged a few powerful individuals enriched from the public treasury to the det riment of a hundred million Ameri can people were writing ship sub sidy legislation AID RESTORED IN FLOYDCOUNTY Agreement Reached to Give Federal Relief Again to Needy CHARLES CITY May Agreement was reached between county and relief administration of ficials today at a conference restor ing federal relief to Floyd county The basis for relief will be the same as before The conference at which the agreement was reached was held by the board of supervisors and Lloyd Todd county administrator John A Peterson in charge of relief work The grand jury had previously failed to return indictments against the supervisors stating there was no evidence of criminal intent al though condemning some practices as unbusinesslike It was understood that minor matters were involved chiefly in cluding the granting of relief and permitting individuals to work out the requirements later Committee Named on M and St L Sale WASHINGTON May 3 14 man committee of senators and rep resentatives from Iowa Illinois Minnesota and South Dakota has been named to map a program to prevent dismemberment of the Min neapolis and St Louis railroad Sen ator Murphy and Representatives Eicher Gwynne Gilchriat and Gil lette were committee members from Towa n 5 SUPERIORS 7 EXCELLENTS WON IN CONTEST High School at Council Bluffs Maintains Its Perfect Record IOWA CITY May 3 City hailed here as the most mu sical city in the dominated the field in the tenth annual Iowa Musical festival here today with a total of 12 awards Represented by more than 100 en tries in 19 events Mason City had five and seven excel lent ratings in the competition thus far These awards were without the largest group events Class AA band and orchestra Because the Mo hawks won first division awards in the national band and orchestra contest last year they were eligible to compete in the national meet again without entering the state festival Bluffs Holds Record Although Mason City was far in the van in total awards the record of Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs was unequalled The Council Bluffs school perfect record of winning superior in ev ery event which it was entered in by taking the highest award in the girls small vocal group competition this morning Iowa City high school likewise had with thecov eted class A orchestra victory to its credit today Other prominent place winners in cluded North Des Moines four superior Cresco three superior and two Roosevelt of Des Moines two superior and four excellent East Des Moines two and three and Hawarden four Five Superior Awards The superior rankings which Ma son City received Barker in trombone solo and Norman Re sor in baritoneeumphonium solo in the solo events In small groups three superior rankings were re ceived These small groups included the woodwinds composed of Orris Her findahl arid Don Klitsch clarinets Ralston McKee French horn and Dorothy Bittner and Dorothy Evans bassoons the brass group consist ing of Bob Runyan and Dick Zar ling cornets Maynard Odden French horn Bill Whorley trom bone Norman Resor baritone and Art Kennedy tuba andthe mixed string group composed of Dorothy Evans Evelyn Cbeeseman and Betty Lou Crowell violinists Costa Rumeliote viola Marion Dillon cello and Doy Baker viol School Officials There Among school officials from Ma son City who were here with the Ma son City delegation were Principal James Rae Ellen Smith director of vocal work Miss Marjorie B Smith director of string instrumental work and Carleton L Stewart in structor of the band instruments and band and orchestra leader Summaries Mixed Chorus Class Milford excellent Sergeant Bluff Essex Randall Good Stuart Way land MarimbaXylophone ior Ardythe C Van Vlack West Waterloo excellent Forrest Clark Toledo Opal Hall Creston Good Dorothy Goetsch Odcbolt String Bass Evej lyn Brustman East DCs Moines rfTtirn 1itxr 2 himn 2 Gets Life in Prison I OMAHA May 3 Alvln Kll pore 26 former convict was sen tenced to life imprisonment when he pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the slaying of Police Ser geant Wfhb B Miller of Council Bluffs WHY SHOULDNT IOWA SMILE R R ROBERTS IN BRITT NEWSTRIBUNE Banks are full of money some of them refusing to pay interest on deposits because they do not have outlet for the funds at interest that will warrant it Corn is 80 cents a bushel oats 44 cents butterfat is 35 cents eggs at the peak production of the year are 20 cents Why shouldnt we be happy If we can help restore confidence in Iowa people start them smiling they will no longer be proud of wearing a suit three years old no longer boast of driving a car seven to ten years old no longer criticize their neighbors who buy neces sities and some of the they will be smiling over being able to buy their ladies new dresses on throwing away their ten cent socks and shoddy suits and replacing them with something better will be buying electric refriger ators and autos and trucks and various household needs Idle money in bonks does nobody good Our job is to get this money working through smiling and establishing confi dence In our actual conditions if we con and I believe we can Mrs DeLongMurder Case Near Jury at West Union Defense Prosecution Present Pleas in Trial AVEST May neys made their pleas this afternoon in the trial of Mrs Ellen DeLong 63 charged with the murder of her husband as thecase neared the jury The defense rested its case af tercourt convened this morning and testimony was closed 11 minutes later The defendant for cross examina tion and Dr Hall for rebuttal were the only witnesses and the court sustained objections by the defense to all questions asked of them A E Traeger county attorney presented the states case reviewing briefly the testimony E R OBrien of Oclwein began his impassioned defense plea in the middle of the morning continuing1 with dramatic gestures and pene trating voice until the noon recess M M Cooney made the rebuttal picas this afternoon 4 Defendant on Sland Mrs DeLongs direct testimony yesterday afternoon took only 25 minutes after which cross examin ation was started and continued to day She testified she heard but did not see her husband come into the house at p m Dec 30 heard him lie down on couch and groan The defendant was lying on a couch in the living room when she heard a shot Entering the kitchen she called his name She picked up the revolver and placed it on a called twice over telephone for Dr Hall and tried to telephone neigb get them Were Called DeLonga relatives were called by doctor at defendants instance she said and they paid no attention to her when they came She testified she had never previously touched revolver and said the of ficers questioned her Jan 2 very brutally Mrs DeLong was positive and spirited while on the stand her voice breaking only on the mention of her own children Charles M Wilson Chicago bal listics expert described the facture of revolver barrels cart ridges am bullets exhibited test targets fired at with the DeLong revolver at distances of 2 to 16 inches and 16 other targets fired at 8 and 10 inches showing the powder flare excessive at the top He tes tified a bullet fired at short distance would tear away human tissue This testimony was designed to corre spond withseveral witnesses who had said the wound was the size of lead pencil Lie Detector Barred The state introduced an enlarged photograph of DeLongs head show ing powder marks near the bullet wound with the area of density above the wound The 30 powder patterns obtained by firing gun from various distances and trie 24 pat terns lo verify the flare were ad mitted as testimony by the state Leonard Keeler of the crime de tection bureau returned to Chicago Thursday as the prosecution learned from Judge Taylor that he would not permit introduction of the evi dence obtained by use of the poly graph or lie detector The state rested its case at p m Dur ing recess a motion by E R OBrien for a directed verdict for the de fendant was overruled by Judge Taylor Paper Warehouse at Ottumwa Is Badly Damaged by Flames OTTUMWA May 3 early this morning swept through Nicmcycr Brothers wholesale paper warehouse in the downtown section causing thousands of dollars of damage but firemen checked the blaze before it reached a largo stock of matches Fire Chief Bernard Beany said that the fire evidently started from defective wiring near the electric meter Nearly the entire fire force of the city worked for three hours lo slop the blaze Photo by Ballard MRS DeLONG REPORTED HELD BY KIDNAP GANG Communist Leader Lawyer Declared Seized by Band of Hooded Men GALLUP N May 3 Wide flung law enforcement agen cies some openly skeptical and oth ers obviously puzzled began search ing in a driving rain today forRob ert Minor New York communist leader and David lievinson Phila delphia attorney assertedly kid naped by a band of hooded men Chief of Police Presley Kclsey said he believed the disappearance of the two organizers of a defense for 10 riot murder suspects was a Sheriff D W Roberts joined state police in a futile hunt over country highways before dawn for trace of the three cars which a wo man associate of Minor and Levlnr son had described as being used by kidnapers who seized the men in Ine old Spanish plaza here last mid night However Roberts commented he regarded the circumstances des cribed as mighty In rebuttal a group of defense co workers who accompanied the two men here announced they had found a dusty piece of black cloth and a portion of a blood stained undergar ment near the plaza in support of the kidnaping narrative Their woman companion Mrs Joe Bartol related a sensational story of Minor and Levinson being sbducted from a parked car in which she was discussing the case of her husband one of the 10 charged with murder in an April 4 jobless riot which took a toll of three Jives 5 New Earthquakes Felt as Death Toll Reports Reach 500 ISTANBUL May 3 new earthquakes today terrorized the in habitants of the kars district on the TurcoRussian frontier and the total number of dealha including yester days casualties were reported at oOO with Injured IDENTIFIES SEVEN OF BARKER GANG Written Confession of One of Defendants Read in Bremer Trial ST PAUL May 3 Seven members of the BarkerKarpis mob including Arthur Doc Barker and Alvin Karpis the latter still at large were positively identified us the kidnapers of Edward G Bremer St Paul banker in a written con fession of Elmer Farmer one of the defendants read to the jury in the conspiracy trial of 10 persons in federal court today Blizzard and Speaker Herring Choices for Conservation Board DES MOINES May 3 U Clydr L Herring today submitted the names of Logan Blizzard R of McGregor and Dr E E Speaker iD of Lake View as nominations for members of the merged fish and game commission and state board of conservation Blizzard and Speaker would take the places of William P Woodcock of Spencer and Dr J K Stepp of esup whom the senate refused to confirm for the second time yester day The governors nominations if ap proved by the upper house would Blizzard a four year term and Dr Speaker a six year term i PASSAGE RULED NOT NECESSARY IN LEVYING TAX Beer Bill Only Bar Left Between Assembly and Adjournment DES KOINES May 3 Iowa legislature will adjourn with out passage of the millage bill pro viding for a state property taxi it was reliably reported today but that does not mean the tax will not be Strong opposition to the millage levy bill already voted by he ten ate appeared in the this morning and brought apprehension of a legislative tangle that might be difficult to unravel House democrats went into caucus that apparently did not mus ter sufficient strength to pass the bill which instructs the state board of assessment and review to spread a millage levy sufficient to raise a year for the next bien nium to pay state operating ex penses for which appropriations have been voted by both houses Bill Not Necetwary Assembly leaders and state offi cials then conferred From this conference came word that it was decided passage of the millage bill is not necessary that the assembly already has designated the amount necessary to be raised in other acts Hence it appeared the bill would not be called up in tno house This opinion was basd upon In terpretation of the state law which says that the state board of as sessment and review shall spread a tax vlevy as designated by tht as Although it has been customary for each legislature to paw this millage measure as a final session action assembly leaders and state officials indicated they believed it a mere formality not required by law Beer Bill Alone If this decision were followed out and the millage bill not called up the third conference report on the beer bill alone stood in the way of the sessions end The committee completed its re1 port this morning and was reported to have made changes that might bring both branches of the assembly into agreement It appeared however that action on the report might never be taken several senators questioning whether there were sufficient mem bers still attending the session to take the matter up Approximately is re quired each year for state operating expenses which include state and institutional maintenance 000 for old age pensions for Turn 51 9 Amelia Again Has to Postpone Her Flight MEXICO D May 3 favorable weather conditions again forced Amelia Earhart today to postpone her plans for a flight non stop to New York George Palmep Putnam her husband said she would take off on the mile hop as soon as flying conditions im proved Short Cut In The GlobeGazette service book let Presidents and Their Wives ij a stimulating short course in United States history Here are authorita tive biographical sketches of all the men who have occupied the White vignettes of all the White house hostesses The range is George Washington Franklin D Roosevelt inclusive This interesting 48page booklet is a standard reference work especial ly valuable to students Enclose ten cents to cover cost and postage Use coupon The Mason City 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