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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 4, 1935, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEKV1CE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 4 1935 NO 201 Addition to High Court New Deal Congress and President Could Win By CHAKLES P STEWART Central Press Staff Writer ASHINGTON June is one way by which the presi dent and con gress b e t w e en them can over rule the federal supreme court without a consti tutional amend ment By a few law makers the desir ability of its adoption is being tentatively sug gested though they are not yet urging it very strongly as a se quel to the high courts nullification of the industrial recovery act It may be powerfully de manded a little later however if serious results follow the ruling of the nine justices The trouble with a constitutional amendment is that the process of getting it submitted and ratified is extremely slow The alternative plan could be carried out within a week or less The idea is this The supreme court exists and ad judicates under constitutional auth ority Neither the president congress rpr the two of them combined can dictate to it without an amendment Can Change Number But congress does fix the number of the tribunals members On that subject the constitution is silent In deed two or three numerical read justments in the benchs personnel actually have been made simply by congressional enactment in the course of American history It can be done on a larger scale than ever it has been done hitherto It is a court now of nine mem bers who were unanimous in knock ing NRA Into a scrap heap But suppose congress should add 10 new ones Then suppose that the president should make 10 proNew Deal ap pointments Suppose thirdly that the justice department thereupon should applv ior a hearing of what Gen Hugh S Johnson calls the sick chicken Turn to Iajrp 3 Column 3 DAVIS BETRAYED BY GIRL FRIEND Tip Which Led to Arrest of Kidnaper Received From Chicago Woman ST PAUL June 4 woman betrayed Volney Davis Barker Karpis gangster Davis pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy to kidnap Edward G Bremer St Paul banker It was learned from an authorita tive source here today that the tip which led federal officers to arrest Davis came from a Chicago girl with whom Davis hau been keeping company Davis arrest brought the federal governments score in the 5200000 abduction to nine in jail Four oth ers are dead five were acquitted and eight are still at large After his escape at Yorkville 111 from federal agents bringing him to Chicago from Kansas City gov ernment officers maintained a trap for the gangster for a week it was learned They missed him on two occasions previous to his capture Sentence will be pronounced on Davis in federal court Friday with life imprisonment the possible penalty He is also a fugitive from the Oklahoma state prison where he was serving a sentence for mur der F R TO SEEK RESTRICTED NRA Fixed Up Report of Phone Talk With Cooper J H COLLINS OF FONDA ON STAND IN LIQUOR TRIAL Former Board Chairman Accused of Violating Control Act By ROY P PORTER Associated Press Staff Writer DES MOINES June 4 H Collins Fonda restaurant operator testified today he fixed up a stenographic report of a long dis tance telephone conversation he had with Harold M Cooper last Sep tember Collins the first witness in Coopers trial on a charge of vio lating the liquor control act said he had corrected the abstract made by Miss Mabel Kenning to coincide with what he thought was right The report of the telephone con versation in which Cooper alleged ly offered Collins a job at thc liquor commission in return for thi Fonda mans withdrawal from the Poca hontas county democratic race fot state representative forms the basis of the states case against the former liquor commission chairman Made Arrangements The conversation Collins declared took place between 2 and 3 in the afternoon on Sept 25 19S4 The restaurant man told the jury how he had made the mechanical ar rangements for recording the dis cussion He said he had obtained a pair of headphones had them attached o his home telephone summoned Miss Kenning to take the steno graphic notes and then placed the call to Cooper The call was collect to Des Moines Collins said You wanted to record the con versation Defense Counsel C H Boardman of Marshalltown asked Collins Yes the witness answered You wanted to catch some body I dont know just what you mean by that Attacks Her Report Boardman attacked Miss Ken nings report by asking The report shows all that oc urred and just what occurred I dont know it shows all Col ins replied When you read the socalled stenographic report didnt you rec ognize it was incomplete the at torney asked I dont know that I did Col ins said Collins testified he had gone over the notes with Miss see f they were correct and said he had made very few corrections You fixed it up the way you thought was right Boardman in quired Yes I made no other correc tions Collins declared Had Taken Initiative FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday except possibly light showers in the extreme east portion Tuesday night Cooler Tuesday night and in the extreme east portion Wednesday Slightly warmer in the northwest and north cen tral portions Wednesday after noon Light frost in the north cast portion Tuesday night MINNESOTA Generally fair Tuesday and Wednesday light to heavy frost Tuesday night if sky clears warmer In west and south portilons Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figure1 for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday Minimum in Alehl I At K A M Tuesday 35 Mexico Adds 400 Dead to Floods Toll By THE ASSOCIATED 1KESS Death estimates in three mid western states and in Mexico mounted to the 500 mark Tuesday as rampaging floods continued their widespread destruction More than 400 persons were esti mated officially to have their lives when a wall of water swept down on the fertile Valley of Mex ico Only seven of the throng of worshippers in a San Pedro church escaped Nebraska Missouri and Kansas still were lashed by raging streams An estimate based on reports from relief workers placed the number of dead in Nebraska at 140 An unof ficial list compiled by the Associat ed Press included 94 persons Kansas had eight deaths and Missouri three Nebraska Loss Greatest Property damage in the three states was estimated at with the greatest loss in Nebraska Torrential rains starting at p m Monday sent Mexican moun tain streams roaring out of their courses into the villages below Within two hours roads were im passable and fields became vast surging lakes Those who escaped from the San Pedro church said the swiftly rising water burst the walls of the struc ture and poured in on the worship pers before they were aware of the threat to their lives Later the building collapsed burying the dead and dying beneath its debris Returns to Banks As the meandering Republican river returned to its banks along its 200 mile course in Nebraska the junction of the North and South Platte rivers was viewed as a pos sible danger point in the western part of that state In northern Kansas the Kaw was forcing families to flee The Mis souri big ered thousands of acres of farm and In addition numerous smaller streams were out of their banks in all three states Army headquarters announced at Omaha that five planes will be placed in flood emergency work tor an attempt will be made to drop a chlorine tube at McCook The chlorine will be used in treatment of the water supply there Red Cross Survey An incomplete survey by the Red Cross showed 1400 families had been left homeless by floods in Ne braska Kansas and Colorado the states held in the grip of high wa ters last week Four other Nebraska rivers out of their banks were the South Platte North Platte Arickaree and Nema I ha I Communication lines were being restored rapidly Telegraph service was available to all points except Max and Stratton and telephone service to most points A few high ways were reopened but it will be days before railroads are recon FRENCH CABINET OUT FOLLOWING DEPUTIES VOTE Bouisson Premier for Four Days Defeated 264 to 262 PARIS June 4 Bouisson Frances premier offour days was thrown out of power to day by a 264 to 262 vote of the chamber of deputies when he staked his governments life on a demand for free powers at directing Frances measures toward overcom ing the depression Previous to the chambers fatal vote the deputies had given Bouis nine years the president of their overwhelming vote of confidence In expessing that confidence they balloted 390 to 192 Murmurs of Discontent Despite this action however there were murmurs and speeches of discontent in the chamber ano the lobbies when the government pressed for immediate passage of a law which would have permitted Bouisson and his ministers to legis late financial measures by decree As soon as the chamber vote was announced the cabinet drafted its resignation and went to the Elysee palace to President LeBrun The deputies were guarded in their a number police outside the chamber Stores Are Closed This guard was not heavy but elsewhere in Paris strong police forces including mounted men and mobile guards armed with car bines were seeing to it that a large group of striking shopkeepers did not march on the chamber Hundreds of Paris stores were closed by their owners in protest against high rents and high taxes and many of these strikers assem bled at a hall to voice their protests The police took action to prevent an outdoor demonstration Premier Feraand Bouisson pledged brutal and decisive action against those who attack our gold in a ten minute ministerial declaration his first appearance as premier before the chamber Government Falls FERNAND BOUISSON Boardman developed that Collins structedi although 500 men are at had taken the initiative in making the arrangements for reporting the conversation and then asked You were just laying a trap for Cooper to see what he would do Yes I was the witness re sponded You advanced the idea to see what he would do Yes The major correction he made in the report Collins said was regard ing the conversation between him and Cooper as to the process of withdrawing from the political race By offering a job to Collins Cooper violated the provision of the liquor control act prohibiting com missioners or employes from engag ing in political campaigns the state charges Lawyers Outline Case The trial opened today with the opening arguments of Carl Burk man Polk county attorney and Turn to IaKc 3 Column 4 work at this task Threat in Iowa Passes DES MOINES June 4 Threat of damage by the high wa ters of the Des Moines river at Ot1 of remembering from whom ransom bill was received It was reported that when WILL DESTROY RANSOM BILLS Government to Replace AI Weyerhaeuser Money That Is Turned In TACOMA Wash June cent bystanders who receive one of the 20000 Weyerhaeuser ransom bank notes will be compensated de partment of justice agents said here today Nobody will lose their money a spokesman said The department will take the bill and see that an other is given to replace it We also want to emphasize the importance the Mr lowan s Taxes Pass SlOOinMay TAX BOX SCORE FOR MAY Type of Ami paid Tot so far Tux during May Ihlsyrar Sales If 955 Gasoline 284 1088 State net income 298 Propty 1st halt 5098 City in 100 Cigaret 44 22 Old age pension 40C County head tax 50 Auto license 1700 Telephone10 49 Other taxes14 102 Turn to Pagr 3 Column S 56000 Reported to Have Lost Lives in Earthquake in India QUETTA India June 4 Pi Official quarters estimated tonight that 56000 persons throughout this region lost their lives in the earth quake of last Friday Prompt organization of rescue work was credited with keeping thc total number of deaths from going I the Qarncr Opera house was above that figure i included in the transaction BANK DEPOSITS TO BE REPAID Sheriff Hanson Is Purchaser of Worth of Property GARNER June the sale of real estate amounting to a prop erty value of to Sheriff R P Hanson of Hancock county al most the entire deposits of the Farmers National bank of Garner which went into receivership during the national bank holiday in 1934 will have been recovered it was an nounced Monday by W R Weir re ceiver for the bank Mr Weir stated also that within 30 days depositors was reported that when the worth of ransom bills are recovered they will be destroyed to avoid confusion by continued circu lation of the advertised money Other bills of different numbers will be issued The serial numbers of the bills were circularized by the government as a means of finding the kidnapers believed to be a northwest gang State patrolmen continued their j highway blockade and were reportj ed to have resumed the search they j started yesterday for the lair in which 9 year old George WeyerhaeirJ ser scion of a wealthy lumber famj ily was kept until brought back to j his parents Mr and Mrs J P Wey erhaeuser Jr j The patrol search was believed to center around Issaquah about 12 miles east of Seattle near where the kidnaped iad reappeared Saturday after being gone nearly eight days Total S10066 DES MOINES June 4 Iowa Daily Press taxes paid by Mr Average lowan since Jan 1 passed the mark in May the months tax box score re vealed today Various taxing units collected from this average citizen in May the box score reveals This amount added to the 59445 paid in the first four months of the year lifted the grand total collected thus far in 1935 to S10066 Gasoline tax payments once again ed the parade with going to he state and federal governments from this source during the 31day period Sales tax was second with Sales tax payments for the year thus far average a month At his rate Mr Average lowan will say for the entire year If jiis figure proves accurate his to tal contribution to Iowas three loirit tax program in 1935 will be 2590 since his net income tax bill was The average however probably is lower than the true av erage figure will turn out to be Mays sales tax of is the largest monthly figure in this class so far this year If spring and sum mer mean a natural expansion in lie total monthly outgo of this average spender with a consequent increase in sales tax payments then Mr Average lowans annual sales tax bill alone will exceed CITY VOTES FOR BONDING TO BUY OLD POSTOFFICE 704 to 362 Count Gives Margin of 65 Above 60 Per Cent Mason City at a special municipal election Monday voted to bond the city for 525000 in order to purchase the old postoffice building for use as a city hall The vote was 705 to SCO allowing a margin of 05 above the 60 per cent required for a bond issue This was the second time the question of purchasing the old post office was voted on At the regular city election in March the proposi tion got a substantial majority but failed by a narrow margin of the 60 per cent The vote was 2478 for and 1909 against The vote in Mondays election was lighter than anticipated The total vote of 1065 was not half of the number that signed petitions rs re sult of which the city council called the special election The vote was as follows Yes IVo First Precinct first ward 92 46 Second Precinct first ward 59 First Precinct secd ward 146 Second Precinct secd ward 63 First Precinct third ward 145 Second Precinct third ward 70 First Precinct fourth ward 91 Second precinct fourth wd 39 Totals 360 OFFICERS FREED BY ABDUCTORS Two Fugitives Escape After Letting Victims Out Near Sioux City SIOUX CITY June 4 fugitives who kidnaped a Missouri sheriff and deputy near Rockport Mo yesterday released the officers near South Sioux City early today and then apparently made good heir escape The officials forced to accompany the abductors on a circuitous 350 mile ride were Sheriff Herman Bredensteiner and Deputy Sheriff Dean James both of Rockport North Into Iowa The kidnaping took place at Nish rabotna 11 miles from Rockport vhen the sheriffs went to investi gate a suspicious car without li cense plates One of the abductors directed the officials to his car and drew a gun while the officials were off guard The men then forced their prisoners into the sheriffs new 1935 sedan and drove away The kidnapers went north into Iowa through Shenandoah and Syd ney then cut across into Nebraska at Nebraska City Driving in a semi circle they raced through the out skirts of Lincoln Columbus and Norfolk before heading north again to South Sioux City Sheriff Bredensteiner said one of the men who had a wooden right Mr Average JtowanT is ieg toldhim I have to do this be T j cant afford to be picked dent of a small Iowa city of 10000 population He has a wife two chil dren owns his own home drives a car and earns approximately 600 a year This particular citizen was selected by the Iowa Daily Press Association as the ideal per son with whom to picture the pres ent direct tax setup in Iowa because of the average particulars of his tax paying experiences Follow the tax history of Mr Average lowan from month to month in the GlobeGazette cause tip Find Money Car In the fugitives oivn car which had been repaired in Nishnabotna after a wreck Missouri officers found a money bag bearing the name of a Mount Ayr Iowa State bank The bag contained about 56 in nickles and dimes No informa tion had been received bv Iowa Bur 2 Condemned Men in Fairly Good Spirits BURLINGTON June 4 parently resigned to their fate Pat Griffin and Elmer Brewer sched uled to be hanged in the state prison at Fort Madison early to morrow are in fairly good spirits it was announced today by Col Glenn C Haynes warden Unlike most men spendingtheir last day in death row neither man had made any last minute requests and both refused to see newspaper men It is customary according to the warden to grant special last meal requests but nothing of that nature has been asked by the condemned men Neither had anything to say the warden stated about last min ute efforts by their attorney to ob tain further stays Warden Haynes said that only persons deputized as peace officers will be permitted to witness the double hanging this applying to newspapermen as well as all other persons except those designated by Sheriff Wagner of Black Hawk county to witness the executions Brewer is scheduled to be hanged at and Griffin at 6 a m Xo Feeling of Vengeance WATERLOO June 4 Thougn the man tncy murdered was one of my deputies I will have no feeling of vengeance or personal satisfaction tomorrow morning when I spring the trap Sheriff H T Wagner who will hang Elmer Brewer and Patrick Griffin at Fort Madison penitentiary said today I am a believer in capital punish ment for the protection of peace officers as well as the rest of soci ety he continued Therefore I am willing to assume the responsibility of executing these men Criminals must be taken care of In the last few years hundreds of citizens have been killed and it is just and necessary that convicted killers should pny the penalty Sheriff Wagner left for Fort Mad ison this afternoon as did most of the official witnesses What time do you expect to get up tomorrow Wagner was asked I dont expect to sleep tonight he replied Herring lo Stand Firm DES MOINES June 4 Clyde Herring said today he would stand firm against pleas to save Pat Griffin and Elmer Brewer from the gallows I expect to see Brewers former wife this afternoon he said but I can see no reason why I should in ercede further The governor has granted one 60 day stay of execu ion LINK 2 DEATHS IN LOS ANGELES Detectives Hunting Butcher Knife Slayer of Woman Find Mans Body BONUS LEADERS GIVE OP BATTLE IN THIS SESSION President and Cabinet Decide to Press New Deal Program WASHINGTON June 4 President Roosevelt and his cabinet decided today to press the new deal program in congress including res urrection of NRA on a restricted basis to confirm to the supreme court decision The social security bill was re examined especially and found to the words of Secretary sound constitutional rounds The Wagner labor disputes bill and the Guffcy coal stabilization bill also were reviewed No immedi ate announcements were made on these Lust Hour and Half The meetings lasted an hour and a half Speaking to reporter as she left the white house Miss Perkins said the social security measure is not based on ths interstate commerce clause but rather on the federal governments taxing clause We havc consulted eminent law yers on this legislation Meanwhile bonus forces in con gress decided to abandon their bat tle for cash payment at this session of congress and to concentrate on a campaign with the people for en actment of the Patman inflationary bill next session That will put the contest just be fore the presidential election Some bonus supporters believe that would be good strategy Compromise Impossible A joint conference between house and senate leaders of the Patman bill forces agreed almost unani mously that President Roosevelts opposition would require Loo seri ous a sacrifice to make a com promise possible at this session The president and cabinet met in extraordinary session for more than an hour and a half It was decided that Mr Roosevelt will propose action to congress probably immediately The NRA legislative program was described to newsmen as likely to be a piece meal proposition Details were withheld Johnson Gives Views At a luncheon in the Press club meanwhile Gen Hugh S Johnson former NRA chief said no constitu tional amendment was necessary to protect NRA principles He criticized Senator Borah R Idaho and Donald R Richberg present NRA leader and called upon ordinary American cooper ation and common sense to save the blue eagle When word of the presidents cabinet session reached the capitol where various legislators were ar ranging for a talk with Mr Roose velt later in the day it was as rTnrn o ttier n Column 41 LOS ANGELES June 4 Linking the two deaths as a murder and suicide detectives searching for the butcher knife slayer of an attractive young woman identified as Dolores Dufac 26 found the body of George Booth 25 hanging from a tree near his home Police found a note at Booths iome which announced he was going to meet my maker I have just killed Dolores after she told me her right name it added Detective Lieut Mylcs Lcdbct er and coinvestigators began at tempts to learn more about the ffii1 whose body stabbed six times was can of Investigation headquarters of asl mvnt in a ciump lh MODERN HOUSES pleased the sheriff was re watch taken from him f sorted section of the Pacific pah1 Lindbergh Withdraws 2 for Time at Least as Adviser to TV A I sades turned a earlier in the ride and one of the abductors tossed him to get j something to cat with TVrprrmnpr fr The sheriffs stolen car was a vjreta to gray Ford with Missouri license 170 165 Attractive farm houses may be constructed today for as little as a square foot of floor space A new government booklet available through GlobeGazette Washington Information bureau offers 40 prac tical plans for singlefamily dwell ings There are fine exterior sketches detailed floor plans hints on economical construction Sixteen state agricultural col leges cooperated in the designs yet many of the dwellings are equally suitable for city town or suburb Every kitchen plan has been approved by experts in home econ jomics to provide maximum effi ciency at minimum cost The booklet tells how you may obtain working drawings of he house you the various state agricultural colleges for ths more cost of printing and mailing This expertly prepared service booklet will be delivered to your door for 10 cents Use coupon Divorce of Ashley Is Made Absolute in the closed bank will have been re paid in full Included in the property soH Sheriff Hanson was the old First National bank building which LONDON June 4 di houses the postoffice office rooms i vorce of Lord Ashley from the for and the M E Smith shoe store mer Sylvia Hawkes musical com A onehalf undivided interest in I fdy actress and friend of Douglas also i Fairbanks Sr was made absolute today WILMINGTON Del June 4 tji 1 B du Pont chairman of the board of Transcontinental Western Airlines said today Col Charles A Lindbergh has with drawn for a time at least from active part in TWA management as technical adviser Du Pont said Lindberghs decis ion the Promises Report on River Pollution Soon Be Alone When She Comes to New York I NEWARK June 4 de 1 termincd to he alone Greta Garbo DES MOINES June 4 I111 a New York bound train ncle Walter L Bierring state health today to odRe a reception in New commissioner promised an early re Yorks Pennsylvania station port on whether five cities and local i Accompanied hy Carter Gibson I industries along the Cedar river are j studio employe the firm star en polluting the stream Thc a waiting motor car which discussed two months ago with j sioner took tmder advisement tcsti Gibson said would transport her to board was flue to personal rnony heard Mondav The cities are the niolorsiiip KuncsriOhn in New fairs and a desire on his part to bo j Waterloo Cedar Kails Ceriar York in which she planned to sail away from New York a great deal Heights vinton and La Porte City i for Sweden at noon Thc Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic i Huskin director D C I enclose 10 rents In cnln carefully wrapped for thc booklet Farm House Plans Name Street City Stall i Mail lo p C   

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