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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 17, 1935, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KB SEKV1CS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 17 1935 TfllS PAPKR CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION ONJO NO 186 Seek Probe at Gallup Mess Stirred Up by Kidnaping of 2 Radicals By CHARLES P STBWAKT Central Press Staff Writer JVtay The American Civil Liberties Union has considerable influential support its attempt to make a federal case out of the story of the two so called radicals D a v i d Levinson and Robert Min or of their ab duction and man handling by sup posed fascists at Gallup The two men had gone to Gallup to defend unem ployed workers held in connec tion wtih the kill ing of Sheriff M Carmichael as an incident of eviction riots ear ly in April As to part of the record there is no dispute Not only was Stewart there much un employment at Gallup it was com plicated by a coal miners strike The mine owners undertook to drive the strikers and their families from their homes on company property A clash Sheriff Carmichael was killed Ten arrests were made New Mexico law classes as a mur derer any participant in a fatalriot Th 10 prisoners were so charged Calls Self Levinson a Philadelphia lawyer affiliated with the International La bor Defense arrived on the scene to defend the 10 accompanied by Mi nor who frankly calls himself a Communist publicist and cartoonist Thus far there is no argument as to the facts There IS a bitter argument as to what followed Levinsons and Minors account is that they were abducted by a gang whom they describe ast Fascists brutally blackjackedrun out of town by auto and unceremoniously dumped overboard in a neighboring Navajo Indian reservation The Gallup authorities version as received in Washington is that this assault was faked that and Minor suffered no violence Federal Probe Urged The American Civil Liberties Union desires the whole affair investigated the federal govern ment It frankly expresses to United Ftates Attorney General Homer S Cummings its skepticism of local officialdom It says immediate action is necessary by your depart ment to prevent the complete fail ure of wavering minor officials to bring criminals to The Civil Liberties Union recog nizes that a slugging one oc curred in the streets of Gallup is no business of Uncle Sams but it points that the outrage alleged Turn to page 2 column 3 SPANISH AVIATOR MAKES PROGRESS Reports Another Lap Done on Flight to Mexico to See His Sweetheart MADRID May 17 Ignacio Pombo young Spanish avia tor flying to Mexico to see his child hood sweetheart put another lap of the perilous journey behind him today A radio dispatch to Madrid re ported his safe arrival at Villa Cis neros Rio de Oro West Africa at a m a in EST from Ifni Morocco where he took off early today Pombo planned to hop again this afternoon for Barthurst Gambia if the weather is favorable the report said 5 GUILTY IN BREMER KIDNAPING Morgenthau Urges reme Court9 of Finance FORECAST IOWA CloiKTVj showers Sat urday and in west and central portions Friday night Slightly warmer Friday night M I N N E S 0 TA Increasing cloudiness showers in extreme west cooler near Lake Superior Friday night Saturday show ers in west and south portions and by night in northeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday fil Minimum in Night 35 At 8 A M Friday 52 With the mercury in Mason City dropping to 35 and at the Crystal plant north of the city to 33 beans and other tender vegetation were regretting their hasty action in raiting their heads above the soil PATMAN BONUS ACT DISPATCHED TO WHITE HOUSE Roosevelt Works on His Veto Studies Work Allotments WASHINGTON May 17 Rigid federal control of credit and currency through a strong board patterned along thelines of the supreme court was advocated today by Secretary Morgenthau In addition he told the senate banking subcommittee that he be longed to that school of thought which believes the government should own all the stocks of the federal reserve Repeated questions were asked as to the secretarys views on money and members of the senate subcommittee holding hear ings on the omnibus bankingbill but Morgenthau either replied that he was not a very good money or that the questions dealt with pending legislation Not Money Theorist The president put me in as an administrator not as a money one point Appearing at the request of Sen ator Glass chairman of the the secretary de clared he favored the principles of the part of the omnibus banking bill giving the federal reserve board ex clusive authority to conduct open market operations by which credit is controlled But he went even farther by add ing that he wanted a board divorced entirely from political control UrgesIndependent Agency I would liketo see that author ity concentrated in an independent the secretary told the com mittee speaking in such a low voice that members and reportersas well had to strain their ears to hear him of the president Senator Ohio Only that we have the appoint ive Morgenthau replied Like the supreme court Glass interjected said the secretary Previously he had testified that he had got along extremely with the federal reserve boards open market committee although there had been times when he thought it should have shown a little more courage and invested in longer term securities Works on Veto Mesage Downtown the president busy with msJdng allotments from the public works fund set aside the afternoon to start writing his veto of the Patman bonus bill expected to go to con gress on Monday The last formality for sending that measure proposing the is suance of in new cur rency to the white house was com pleted this morning when Vice Pres ident Garner signed it While a threatened deadlock be tween the house and senate over ex tending the NRA took more definite shape the heard that under an understanding reached some time ago Donald R Richberg chair man of the NRA board would retire and return to private law practice when the present act expires June 16 Secretary Ickes made public worth of nonfederal pro jects which have been recom mended to President Roosevelt for approval under the works program These included schools drainage sys tems and the like in a number of states Watch Work Billions The capitals interest centered in the works billions today rather than congress where nothing much of high importance was afoot Most observers believed that President Roosevelt would put a quick OK on the worth of projects which has 22 man advisory allotment board recom mended to him yesterday as a Turn o pace 2 column 4 Appeal Is Filed by Berlovich Lawyers DES MOINES May 17 At torneys for Dewey Beilovich sen tenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Donald Merrigan at Berlovichs Sportsmans night club here March 10 today filed an appeal with the Iowa supreme court ManleyDies ForgivesSon for Shooting ALBIA May 17 K Blanley 70 who forgave his namesake son charged with shoot ing him and hoped the son could make his peace with died in Miners hospital here this morn ing The elder Manley was shot May 6 at his i arm southeast of Albia The father and son John Ji had quarreled over management of the estate of the wife who died April 5 Captured in Ditch The younger Manley was captut ed Friday when found in a ditcn near the farm of his fatherinlaw where his wife and children had been living since the shooting He had hidden in a barn venturing out night and had lived on field corn and milk taken from cows in pastures The son was taken to see his fa his arrest He declar ed he was sorry and Che father for gave fathers brother Ma they Manley went to the jail and told the son of his fathers death Inquest Is Opened he exclaimed and his head sank on hs chest Coroner Frank N Bay opened inquest this afternoon County At torney Nichol said he ex pected to submit the case to the grand jury now in session The son arid two daughters sur vive Court Upholds Death Sentences in Memel KAUNAS Lithuania May 17 UP supreme court to day upheld four sentences of death and 87 prison sentences imposed on German residents of the Memel ter ritory who were accused of plotting to seize the territory for the reich Third Lamson Trial for Murder Planned SAN JOSE May 17 District Attorney Fred L Thomas announced today that David A Lamson would be tried the third time on a charge of murdering his wfe Allene Thorpe Lamson in their Stanforduniversity campus home on Memorial day 1933 THOUSANDS AT MUSIC CONTEST Mason City Orchestra Holds 1st Rehearsal 21 in Class A Entered Thousands of high school musi cians were pouring into Madison Friday as the national or chestra contest got under way Class B and C orchestras competed Friday and orchestras were putting on final touches for their appearance Saturday before the judges The special train carrying Mason City Osage and Clear Lake orch estras arrived in Madison at oclock Thursday afternoon accord ing to word received from Principal James Rae who is in charge of the Mohawk delegation Registration and other details were quickly handled on arriving A rehearsal was called at once for Thursday evening by Carleton L Stewart Mason City orchestra leader Then students went to their rooms in the Loraine hotel at Mad ison where the orchestra also re hearses and lights were out at 11 oclock Several of the girls from Mason City are being housed in the gover nors suite at this hotel Every one is Principal Rae stated Twentyone class A orchestras are now entered presaging the stiff est competition that has ever marked this phase of high school music competition Of special interest to the Mason City orchestra was the visit at tne rehearsal Thursday night of Mr and Mrs R McAllister of Joliet 111 Mr McAllister is president of i the National high school of music j association and director of the fa j mous Joliet band i To Step Out DONALD R RICUBERG Iowa Farm Income for 1935 Largest Among All States State Strengthens Position as No 1 Producer of 6 Major Products RICHBERG PLANS TO DESERT NEW DEALERS CLAIM Expected to Quit Post When Present NRA Expires June 1 6 x AMES JT if r ceiymg a larger farm income than any other state so far in 1935 has strengthened its position as the na tions No 1 producer of at least six different major agricultural pro ducts And in so doing the Hawkeye state onefourth the size of Texas and with slightly more than half as many people took the suprem acy in farm income from Texas by such a margin that total Iowa live stock income alone was more than total farm income in Texas or any other state according to figures compiled by extension economists at Iowa State college Over a 5 year period 1924 to 1929 average farm income in Texas amounted to more than more than in Iowa said the econ omists This included the returns 6t a great variety of farm products many of which it is impossible to produce in Iowa Break From Weather The weatherman however smiled on much of Iowa last summer ami sent drought and dust scurrying across the Texas plains to cut deep inroads inthe crops and cattle num bers of that state Many Texas cat tle had tojbe liquidated through the regular channels or government purchase and smaller than usual stocks were on hand to take advan tage of the rising farm prices which boosted the Iowa farm income 43 per cent during the first quarter of 1935 as compared to the same pe riod of 1934 Livestock and livestock products were largely responsible for the in creased farm income in Iowa said the economists plus the fact that better growing conditions than were experiencedin many states made it possible for most Iowa farmers to hold their stock off the market dur Tcirn tn pace 2 column 1 OLDFASHIONED BARGAINS AT MASON CITY STORES SATURDAY Greater Mason City Day is to be held SATURDAY MAY 18 and there will be wonderful values lor every one Dont miss this city wide sales event tt will pay yon to drive in nml fwml the whole day here WASHINGTON May 17 One of the most meteoric of new deal careers was declared today to be nearing a close Informed sources said that under an understanding reached some time ago Donald R Richberg is to step put of the gov ernment and return to private law practice when the present NRA act expires June 16 The informants declining to be quoted by nsme said Richberg who has expressed a tfesire to return to private would remain in his post as chavrman of the blue eagle recovery board only during the leg islative reorganization of NRA now being studied in congress Ketirc If the new NRA is sut up by June 16 it was said Richberg will not head it If the new law should not be passed by that date the expira tion of the present act would put Richbergs post and the whole NRA setup out of legal existence Besides Richberg other NRA ex ecutives also are said to be contem plating early retirement Only yesterday Senator Barkley the senate ajetter he had ac cepted his post only temporarily and wanted to go back to private Inquiry in some aaUroritanve circles last night elicited the word that there was no prospect of his early retirement Today however other circles said such a step waa imminent Rise Was Rapid Richbergs rise during which he survived several storms was rapid A bigshouldered man who smiles a great deal and turns to music for relaxation he was noted as a law yer for the railroad brotherhoods in Chicago before he came to Wash ington as counsel for the recovery administration under Hugh John son Johnson and he fell out while planning a reorganization of the agency andafter Johnson retired they exchanged barbs Johnson call ed the blue eagie as dead as a do do and Richberg said Johnson was a popular humorist No 1 Assistant Richbergs jiew deal star contin ued in the ascendant however and after being elevated to the post of director of the emergency council be became known as President Roosevelts No 1 assistant Some commentators to his distaste called him assistant With the recent setup of the workrelief organization Richberg left his emergency council position to devote air his time to NRA Bitterness against Richberg among American Federation of to pftRC 2 column 2 4 LOSE LIVES IN CONVENT BLAZE Three Firemen Killed Aged Nun Drops Dead From Heart Attack JOLTETTE May 17 Three firemen lost their lives today as they fought flames that de stroyed the convent of the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame here An aged nun Sister Sle Elaine Desseurs 73 died of heart disease shortly after the fire broke out in the kitchen of the convent All occupants 53 children 50 aged pensioners and 50 nuns es caped Firemen led them to safety The dead Sister Ste Elaine 75 Fireman Louis Chartier 32 Fireman Guibcrt Fleury 50 Furlong 23 volunteer fireman Fireman Jean Leguyer 42 waa seriously injured Ke was taken to a hospital in a critical condition The convent and normal school built in 1875 still blazed fiercely in the Joliette and Mon treal fought the flames Breaking out in the kitchen of j the institution the fire spread rapj idly through the four story Gets Life for Bremer Kidnaping Arthur Doc Barker fipntenced tolife Imprisonmentfor1 hispart Jn the kidnaping of is shown1 behind the bars of the Ramsey county Prices Own Story Told by Coroner GLENWOOD May 17 Raynor Mills county coroner took the stand today in district court here in the trial of Clarence Price 49 on first degree murder charges and told Prices own story of the fatal assault on Edith Kuhl 13 for which Price is on trial The trial began yesterday Fdith died of injuries suffered at the hands of a clubber who beat her as she lay in bed Helen 17 also beaten recovered The at tack occurred March 29 Shot at Prowler Raynor testified that Price told him he was awakened late at night to find lights on in the living room and moans coming from the bed room of the girls Price told Raynor continued of haying shot at a prowler on a previous occasion and of havingchased one away on an other occasion The coroner testi fied that Price had named a man he suspected of beingthe prowler but said he had forgotten the name Raynor also testified that price told of a fight he had with another man over letters written to Helen Big Flakes of Another witness was Chris Corn a blacksmith who testified that as he approached the home in Pacific Junction where the attack took place he saw big flakes of fire coming out the chimney All drafts of the stove were open Corn said when he entered the house It was in this stove that buttons were found which the state contends were from the clothing owned by Price Corn was followed on the stand by Mrs George Durkee who testi fied that while her husband was pre paring to answer a call to come to the she looked out a window and saw Price run around to the girls bedroom window and hurry back to the front of the house Report 20 Outlaws Slain by Soldiers in Philippine Mountains MANILA P May 17 Awaiting confirmation of a report soldiers had killed 20 outlaws in the mountains of Laguna Province Philippine constabulary headquar ters today disclosed four detach ments were trying to round up the I band which murdered four men Thursday The outlaws fled into the I hills i SOCIAL SECURITY ACT IS APPROVED 1 i Two Major Additions Made 1 by Finance Committee of Senate 17 The administrattoos social security billwas approved today by the sen atefinance committee with two major additions to the form in which itpassed the house The measure a vital part the administrations legislative program for the session was reported by the committee without a record vote after attempts to modify or separate it into several bills were rejected in a swift succession of votes Approval of the bill left only the omnibus bank bill among all the major administration measures still in a senate committee All of the major provisions of the house bill were approved by the senate committee and it added 1 A voluntary annuity system by which workers could provide up to a month for their old 2 Federal aid to the needy blind up to a month to be matched by the states The only other major change in the house bill was an amendment by Senator LaFollette to permit slates to allow companies to have their own unemployment reserve funds instead of requiring statewide pools The LaFollette amendment it was said would en courage employers to stabilize em ployment by permitting them to stop contributing after they had accumulated a sufficient reserve South Dakota Liquor Law Upheld by Court PIERRE S May Tho South Dakota supreme court today hoid the entire state liquor law including the municipal sale provision valkl and not referi able Kansas Jury Hung in Case of Man Tried for Slaying of Dog COLUMBUS May 17 The second effort to convict Otis Stevens of killing Duke the dash ing Don Juan of this citys dogdom early today in a hung jury Duke a black Gordon setter was shot and killed last Feb 2 The dog murder stirred Columbus for Duke had become the pet of the town Stevens pleaded self defense French Superliner Has Special Guard LE HAVKlii France May 17 platoon of mobile guards was assigned to watch the new super liner Normandie today as the three day old strike of French line crews threatened to hold up her maiden voyage May 29 The strikers met this morning to consider compromise proposals No progress toward an agreement was made however DOCBARKERAND BERG GIVEN LIFE TERMS PRISON Sentence of 3 Others Convicted Deferred by Judge Joyce ST PAUL May 17 Doc Barker convicted of conspir acy in the kidnaping of Edward G Bremer St Paul banker today waa sentenced to life imprisonment by Federal Judge M M Joyce who im posed a similar sentence upon Olivet A Berg Illinois convict Barker and Berg were sentenced to Leavenwbrth penitentiary or any other institution the United States attorney may Sentence pf the other three de fendants convicted was deferred by Federal Judge Joyce Byron Bolton alleged machine gunner for the BarkerKarpis mob and Elmer Farmer Bensenville tavern keeper both of whom pleaded guilty were not in court and will be sentenced later RansomPaid Bremer was kidnaped Jan 17 1934 and was returned to his home Feb 7 after ransom had been paid Judge Joyce in commenting to this Jury on their vfetdiet said that by verdictssuch as yours thft incentive to kidnap soon When Bergstood up to be sentenced Judge Joyce said have no de fense this casev No one could doubt fjfourPlgtiilt You have fair is that thepedple of not Judge tJoyce then sen fenced Bar ker and Berg to institution Tin tea States attorney may designate for the rest of their natural lives 1 One Shows Emotion With the exception ofr Philip De laney played any the ing of the verdict Before pronouncing on Berg Judge Joyce said The story you i told was not be lievedone bit It tale which other persons of lesser Intelligence than might have been swayed i Barkers only comment sentence was pronounced made to his attorney John De Courcy wasr The jury has1 the last The five convicted persons were remanded to the Kamsey county jail Convicted with the gangster who with Alvin BarkerKarpis mob were Two Men Freed Harold Alderton in whose hornet at Benaenville Bremer was held prisoner 21 days Oliver lifer in the Illinois state prison John J McLaughlin 68 year old former political leader in Chicago and James J Wilson 27 year old former Northwestern university medical student Freed were Chi cago bookie and Philip Delaney former restaurant and tavern pro prietor in Chicago and intimate friend of McLaughlin for 25 years The seven defendants were all tried on a charge of conspiracy un der the Lindbergh kidnap lawk which calls for penalty upon convic tion ranging up to life ment The prison term Is discre tionary with the court Letter Writing Aid The GlobeGazette Handy Letter Writer is an expertly compiled 48 page booklet on proper forms for all kinds of business and social letters 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