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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 27, 1935, Mason City, Iowa                                cuin t u MIS K M t A n I LIT OF I IT ITl I If NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOLXLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 27 1935 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 194 NRA KILLED BY U S SUPREME COURT FrazierLemke Mortgage Moratorium Act Unconstitutional URGES SPENDING OF Would Reduce Corn and Grain Acreage Add to Haylands DES MOINES May 27 In stitution of a public works program which would cost about was recommended for Iowa today in the second report of the Iowa plan ning board The board also recommended that the amount of Iowa corn land be re duced by 7 per cent the small grain acreage cut 4 per cent and the amount of land in hay increased 9 per cent If carried out in full the longtime program outlined would reshape large sections of Iowas economic an social system for the conserva tion and improvement of her human and physical resources Suggests 4 Forest Areas Among the significant recommen dations in the report were Establish four new federal forest areas on more than 900000 acres in western central northeastern and southeastern Iowa Increase the number of farms in the larger size groups and increase the number of owneroperated farms fpns practices ten i tiurSen of financial pres sure V Create a public service commis sion with jurisdiction over electric light and power utilities Reorganize the rural school sys tem so as to eliminate as far as pos sible the little red schoolhouse Covers 13 Months The report covered the first 12 months of the planningboards ac tivities A vast amount of data on land commerce water and people is included in the report It soon will be published and sent to the national resources board in Wash ington for coordination with re ports from other states into a na tional report The planning board made it clear its recommendations were not the final answer to planning problems in Iowa It is in no sense to be regarded as a completed state plan said DirectorConsultant P H Elwood in the introduction Much work and many more inves tigations and studies are necessary before that highlydesired objective can be attained he said The public works program drawn up on a long term basis was brok en up into for highway improvements for housing and slum clearance and for municipal works Suggests 4117 Projects One section of the municipal works program was broken down into 4117 projects which could be completed at an estimated cost of Under the housing pro gram it was recommended that a little over be spent on Turn io Page 2 Column 1 FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Mon day night and Tuesday with probable showers in south and west portions Cooler in south central and extreme northeast portions Monday night MINNESOTA Generally fair in south and central probably showers in extreme north por tions Monday night and Tues day little change in tempera ture IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 64 Minimum in Night 52 At 8 A M Monday 58 Rainfall 40 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 75 Minimum in Night 55 At 8 A M Sunday 56 Rainfall 02 Mays total precipitation to date wit four days remaining in the month stood Monday at 347 inches which is 68 of an inch less than the average for May over a period of 50 years here in Mason City Main Points of Planning Board Report DES MOINES May 27 lights of the findings and recom mendations of the Iowa planning board in its report to the National Resources board in Washington to day LANDS Revise land cropping practices so as to reduce by 7 per cent the aver age of land in corn reduce by 4 per cent the acreage in small grain and increase by 9 per cent the acre age of hay Establish four new federal forest areas in the western central north eastern and southeastern sections of the state on 915169 acres Establish state forests on 647375 acres Increase the number of farms in the larger size groups Relieve the soil from financial pressure Induce farm tenants to improve their cropping practices COMMERCE Institute a public works program involving more than 4000 projects at an estimated cost of Create a public service commis sion with jurisdiction over electric light and power utilities Inagurate immediately a railway highway grade crossing elimination program increase fees and taxes on trucks and buses traveling on Iowa roads PEOPLE Reorganize the rural school sys tem to eliminate so far as possible the oneroom school Enact statelaWs guaranteeinga nnninram educational program to everyschool districtin thestate Revise and liberalize the state penal system parole laws and meth ods of care for the indigent Institute a state housing pro gram covering 55000 city town and farm homes at an estimated cost of GIVE KIDNAPERS CHANCE TO TAKE BOY BACK HOME Authorities Heed Plea of Weyerhaeusers to Withdraw TACOMA Wash May 27 Fearful for the life of George Wey erhaeuser all law enforcement agencies today heeded the pleas of the boys distracted family and gave the abductors every opportunity to return him unharmed The family pleaded with officials apparently because of the sinister warning in the ransom note which gave them five days to comply with demands This was the third day since the child was kidnaped and the note gave detailed instructions on how he would be returned Dont follow them the instruc tions and it will be sorrowful the letter said Family Willing to Pay The family indicated its willing ness to make the ransom payment immediately and sought a new means of contacting the kid napers Another advertisement was in serted in the classified columns of a Seattle newspaper reading Due to publicity beyond our con trol please indicate another meth reacbijssJKiu1 HiVjsi relieve anguished The notice was takenas ah indi cation that the first attempt to communicate with the abductors of the 9 year old boy had failed Given Five Days The kidnapers gave the immense ly wealthy timber family five days to comply with the ransom demand which contained 21 specific instruc WATER Institute a water flow and supply I ons for payment of the money and stream pollution program at an The boy was kidnaped Friday estimated cost of 23 295 750 The note warned the family Investigate further the possibili ties of developing the lower Des Moines river valley with a vew of industrial expansion SPANGLER MAY GIVE ADDRESS Keynote Speaker at G 0 P Meeting to Be lowan or Nebraskan CHICAGO May 27 key note address at the Springfield 111 grass roots conference of midwest republicans opening two weeks asnoriTcut to Ms home against notifying police asked for payment of the ransom in federal reserve notes unmarked and said ominously This is business be businesslike The word agency was misspelled as agentcy the only word mis spelled in the note The missive was typewritten on lined stationery Find Boys Handkerchief Finding of a boys pocket hand kerchief bearing the monogram G in hand embroidered blue silk thread near a path near the Annie Wright seminary gave authorities a possible clew today to the way in which the boy was kidnaped The handkerchief was found by reporters and private investigators in a trampled patch of grass beside the path which the boy would have followed if he had decided to take Parents of Kidnaped Boy Above Mr and Mrs John P Weyerhaeuser lacoma Wash multimillionaire parents of the kidnaped 9 year old George They were reported ready to pay ransom demanded of Central Press from today will be given said party leaders by Harrison E Spangler of Cedar Rapids Iowa or Robert G Simmons of Lincoln Nebr Justus L Johnson chairman of the Illinois republican state central committee said that a program tentatively drawn up for the Abra ham Lincoln rally lists additional speakers besides the keynoter as Arthur M Hyde former governor of Missouri and secretary of agri culture under Hoover and A Hayes of Decatur HI former national commander of the Ameri can Legion Leaders who were instrumental in calling the conference probably will hold a meeting in Springfield this week Johnson said to deter mine the topics to be placed on the agenda and to name other speakers from the nine prairie states partic ipating in the conference to lead the discussions Bill to Double Corps at West Point Passed Like Lindbergh Notes NEW YORK May 27 ful examination of the text of the ransom note in the kidnaping of 9 year old George Weyerhaeuser in dicated today that the abductors had followed the pattern of notes written by the kidnaper of the Lindbergh baby PUBLIC DEPOSIT INTEREST IS GUT Rate Reduction From 2 to 1 Per Cent Announced by Wegman DES MOINES May 27 Re duction of the interest rate on Iowa f public deposits from 2 to 1 per cent j effective June 1 was announced to I day by State Treasurer Leo J Weg I man The reduction is temporary ap plying for a period of three months from the effective date The rate involved is that on pub lic deposits of Iowa governmental WASHINGTON May 27 Congress today completed action on the Sheppard bill to increase the corps at West Point by about 50 per subdivisions taken on 90 per cent cent and sent the measure to the j of the average daily balance of suc3 white house for President Roosej deposits velts signature Flood Sweeps Away Mother 2 Children HAXTUN Colo May 27 mother and two children were swept away and believed drowned last night when flood waters rushing down a normally dry creek bed overturned and submerged a motor car Refuse to Interfere in Wynekoop Sentence WASHINGTON May 27 The supreme court refused today to interfere with the 25 year sen tence imposed on Dr Alice L Wynekoop Chicago physician con victed of the operating table mur der of her daughterinlaw Rhcta in November 1933 Note Sent by Kidnap Gang Is Published SEATTLE May 27 a copyright story the Seattle Post Intelligencer today printed what is said was the text of the kidnap note received by the Weyerhaeuser fam ily in Tacoma on May 24 after the disappearance of their 3 year old son George The text as printed follows To whom it may concern 1 200000 dollars in cash 2 100000 dollars in bills 3 50000 dollars in bills b 50000 dollars in bills 5 All of this money must be in federa reserve notes and unmarked 6 You are not to take the num ber of these bills If they are taken and the bills are marked it will be all off Warned Against Police 7 You are not to notify the po lice department of justice or any private detective agentcy 8 If you do it will be all off 9 Keep it out of the papers 10 This is business be business like 11 You have got five 5 days to raise the money Better have it 12 In five days or as soon as you have the money advertise in the Seattle PI personal column Say we are ready and sign it Percy Minnie 13 Remember the money will gone before the release so dont mark it Must Be Old Bills 14 The police cant catch us so be very very careful to follow the rules 15 These bills must have been in circulation Be careful 16 Remember and dont try to slip any gold certificated notes on us 17 You will be notified where to go when the time comes Be sure Turn In 2 Column 4 SUBPENA OUT FOR VERNE MARSHALL Herring Says Grand Jury ai Sioux City Wants to Quiz Editor DBS MOINES May 27 Governor Clyde L Herring said to day he had been informed the spe ck Woodbury county grand jury was seeking to subpena Verne Mar shall Cedar Rapids editor for testi mony concerning charges of graft and corruption in Sioux City The governor said a subpena for Marshall had been issued but that the editors appearance could not be officially required because Marshall has been outside of the state Her ring returned from Sioux City late yesterday where he conferred in formally with a number of persons regarding the inquiry Governor Herring also denied in part the testimony of Sheriff Wil liam Tice at the trial of Henry C Kuhlmann Sioux City safety com missioner who by resigning Satur day halted ouster proceedings against him Tice had testified that the gover nor had informed a conference of law enforcement officials that they have the goods on you boys and had named four men The sheriffs testimony said the swernor had included Atty Gen Edward L OConnor former Wood bury county attorney Max Duck worth who resigned under pressure William D Hayes Sioux City mayor and Kuhlmann Governor Herring said that no di rect accusations against the four men allegedly involved in the Sioux Cityprotection ring had been made by him at the conference here He declared he had merely reiter ated the claims which Marshall had made both in the Cedar Rapids Ga zette and to the governor personal ly IOWA MAN KILLS WIFE AND BEATS TWO BABY SONS 25 Year Old Farm Hand Near Holstein Then Slays Himself IDA GROVE May 27 Kiesling farm hand near Holstein shot and killed his wife beat his two infant sons so badly one may die and then killed himself at his home early today Kiesling 25 has been employed on the farm of C E Conover two miles west and seven miles south of Holstein Iowa since he was 15 He lived with his wife and chil dren in a tenant house on the farm Beaten With Crowbar When Kiesling failed to appear for work Conover went to the house Mrs Kiesling was dead wounded with a shotgun and beat en with an ax and crowbar Kiesling was dead killed by a shotgun in his own hands Coroner J A Chris tensen said One baby about six weeks old was unconscious from blows on the head apparently flicted with the crowbar The other child a boy 15 months old was wailing He apparently escaped serious injury Conover called officers Early investigation did not re veal a clear reason as to why Kies lingwent berserk and attempted to out his family the coroner said Trouble Over Deal It seems Kiesling had trouble over an auto deal with his wifes brother Edgar Rothe Christensen said This may have had something to do with it Kieslings parents Mr and Mrs Rudolf KiesUng took the two babies to their home in Holstein The youngest doesnt have much chance to live apparently the cor oner said An inquest was scheduled to night Court Says President May Not Oust Trade Commission Members WASHINGTON May 27 supreme court ruled today the pres ident lacks constitutional authority o remove federal trade commis sioners except for causes named in the federal trade commission act Missin Heir to Tin Plate Fortune Found FORT LANDERDALE Fla May 27 B Leeds Jr heir to the tin plate fortune who had een missing in a small craft with two companions since last night ar rived here this afternoon First Assessment on Chains After June 15 DES MOINES May 27 Roddewig state board of assess ment and review member today said assessment of the first chain store taxes in Iowa will begin after June 15 APRIL BEST IN FOUR YEARS The American public spent more money in retail stores during Apri than it did in the corresponding month of any year since 1931 it was stated by A W Zelomek di rector and economist of the International Statistical Bureau Inc Despite the unfavor able weather conditions which preceded Easter a total of 5000 was spent by consumers during April in department stores mailorder houses and general and variety chain stores In the same month of 1934 such expen ditures aggregated and in March of this year amounted to 000 The combined MarchApril volume rep resenting Easter business showed a gain of over the same months of last year and an increase of above the corresponding period of two years ago which was the low point of the depression A generally uniform upward trend in business last week was noted by Dun and Bradstreet Inc in its weekly review of trade conditions The report stated Irregular trade movements of recent weeks gradually are giving way to a more uniform upward trend Settlement of labor difficulties has permitted industrial opera tions to hold a steadier level and buying in wholesale markets is on the increase as sum mer requirements press more strongly for at tention In those parts of the country where a lag in retail sales persists it is attributed largely to unfavorable weather conditions as the public appears to have more money to spend which is indicated by the unchecked demand for automobiles radios electric re frigerators and a gain of 20 to 25 per cent in the paid admissions to motionpicture the aters as compared with the figures of a year ago Continued cool weather favored the movement of spring merchandise with fewer fears now expressed regarding carryovers at the close of the season Retail sales for the week averaged 5 to 10 per cent larger than for the comparative 1934 period taking the country as a whole Farm Debts Affected by Court Rule WASHINGTON May 27 The FrazierLemke act granting a five year moratorium for paying off farm mortgages and affecting bil lions of dollars of indebtedness was held unconstitutional today by the supreme court In a decision read by Associate Justice Brandeis it ruled on a case brought by the Louisville Joint Stock Land bank against William W Radford Sr The federal district court for western Kentucky and the sixth cir cuit court of appeals upheld the leg islation affecting farm debts esti mated at by the Minnesota attorney general The supreme courts ruling was unanimous Other Courts Divided Other court had divided on the act some upholding it and others ruling it unconstitutional In signing the bill forced through congress in the closing hours of the last session President Roosevelt said it probably would need amendment The law provided for the morator ium if attempts failed to scale a far mers debts down to a figure he could pay The property could not be foreclosed during the five years if the owner paid a reasonable ren tal Regardless of Amount In addition the act enabled the farmer to obtain full title to his property by payment of its ap praised value regardless of the amount stipulated in the mortgage at the end of the five year period Kentuckyffarmeraad taken the law afte defaulting on payments on a 9000 mortgage held by the bank He refused an offer of 59500 for his property when the bank tried to buy it in Under the Frazier Lemke statute he retained posses sion of it by annually with an option to clear his indebt edness by repurchasing for 4445 the price appraisers fixed Subject to Depreciation Justice Brandeis delivering the opinion said The property is subject to de preciation and the possibility of a serious burden of taxes which may accrue on the property and be un paid The bank offered for the jroperty Brandeis declared and hen the property was appraised at It was contended by the hank he added that this was taking the 557 CODES NOW IN FORCE WIPED OUT BY DECISION Richberg Downcast Over Unanimous Ruling of Nine Justices WASHINGTON May 27 TI NEA was killed today by the su preme court Taking the unanimous position congress had unconstitutionally del egated powers to the president to proclaim codes and the fixing of wages and hours of work by codes also was invalid the ruling had the effect of wiping out the 557 codes in force Obviously downcast Donald R at once with the house ways and means committee which had de ided tentatively earlier to stand Tor a two year extension of the agency He then consulted with resident Roosevelt He referred to the ruling offhand as rather sweeping but reserved formal comment pending his talk with the president Part Might Be Saved Some congressional leaders held that the decision had taken intra state commerce out of federal regu lation for good but that the code Turn to 2 Column i AAAlCfORJOUS AGAIN IN STATE 22 Iowa Counties Ballot to Continue Wheat Program for Four Years DES MOINES May 27 Agricultural adjustment won an other victory in Iowa returns from he wheat referendum received thus ar indicated today Iowa wheat growers in 22 coun ies voted 1399 to 204 to continue he wheat adjustment program an ther four years the results show ed Additional votes were being compiled in county agents offices oday The complete tabulation will be made by Iowa Wheat Adminis rator J W Merrill at Ames to morrow The latest unofficial tabulation or the nations wheat growers showed a 6 to 1 count in favor of continuing the program In Wash ngton AAA officials said they ex ected the official returns to show similar trend Monona county in Iowas largest vheat producing area turned in the heaviest vote of 349 for and 24 against another program Results rom every county received thus far ihowed a strong majority for con tinuance AAA WASHINGTON The supreme courts NRA deci sion today brought a quick deci sion by sponsors of the AAA amendments in the senate to amend the measure insofar as it sought to impose licenses on in trastate business McElroy Kidnapers Sentence Commuted to Life Prison Term JEFFERSON CITY May 27 Guy B Park today heeded he pica of Miss Mary McElroy and omrnuted the death sentence of Baiter McGee her kidnaper to life n prison McGce was the first person in the United States on whom the death penalty was imposed for kidnaping structure for interstate business might be saved by proper legisla Chief Justice Hughes barely had mshcd reading the longopinion to he crowded courtroom in the cele brated Schechter poultry cases be rore members of congress began iressing the clerical force for copies The constitution has been rees ablished Senator Borah R Ida commented gleefully NBA Critic pleased Senator King D another NRA critic smilingly added Thank God for the supreme ourt The court ruled unconstitutional section 3 of the industrial recovery act under which congress delegat ed to the president authority to make codes It held this authority had not been sufficiently limited or defined The tribunal also ruled that where transactions have merely an indirect effect on interstate com merce the control rests with the states Hughes Reads Decision Chief Justice Hughes read the de cision to a closely attentive court room In detail he discussed con Turn rate 2 Column a Delightful Sandwiches Few housewives realize that more than 50 varieties of attractive sand wiches may be made from ma terials usually available in the kitchen The GlobeGazette service booklet will help you quickly to prepare and serve an invitingsand wich for every occasion This un usual recipe booklet also contains scores of recipes for soups and salads The sandwich list includes hot and cold sandwiches toast and cracker sandwiches simple sand wiches and some which seem fancy although not hard to make Enclose 6 cent to cover cost handling and postage The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose 6 cents in coin carefully wrapped i for the booklet Soups Salads and Sandwiches Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C   

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