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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 1935, Mason City, Iowa I i I I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 18 1935 SECTION ONE THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS NO 212 Hoover Has Hat in Ring ExPresident Would Like to Run Again Says Stewart By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Staff Writer ASHINGTON June lican guessing in Washington un mistakably is gravitating to a consensus that former President Herbert Hoover wants to be re nominated a year hence Politicians be lieve that as the G 0 Ps conven tion date ap proaches he will say so 1C he does it quite generally is agreed among them that the party probably will name him For one thing they speak of him ns entitled toan other chance if he asks for it Thej admit that what he is entitled to wouldnt count if he had a rival whose hopes election looked ma terially brighter than the nians However grassroot gath erings to the contrary notwithstand ing few of them are optimistic to contend that from present indica tions ANY candidate they may put can win in November Should O P prospects take on a rosier hue by any chance doubtless things will be different but supposing that the nomination appears to be not worth much and Hoover is an aspirant wh not be respectful of his techni cal leadership and let him have it Thats how they argue Hoover in Foreground The surmise that the termer pres ident wishes to run again is not so much upon anything he has said as upon his failure to say that he does not desire to io so Political psychologists tnmlc would have declared himself out ot the picture if he had chosen to be as they see it he has tried tokeep the foreground He Mas peen ratnaires with his statements When he has been east while i has been on private business he has Turn lo 4 RICHETTI FACES GALLOWS DEATH Gunman Convicted in Union Station Massacre at Kansas City KANSAS CITY June 18 Adam Richetti sallow little gun man contemplated death on the gal lows today as state and federal of ficials prepared to close the book o official vengeance for the mass slay ing of five men at the Union sta tion here two years ago Richetti Missouri and Oklanom gangster was convicted last nigh of murder by a Jackson count Kansas City jury that assesse the death penalty With his conviction the marked off the last of the three ac cused as the actual slayers of fou officers and their prisoner Frank Nash slain in a desperate delivery attempt Verne C Miller died under ihe tor ture of fellow ganster at Detroit In an Ohio farm community Charles Pretty Boy Floyd notor ious Oklahoma gunman fell under the bullets of federal and county officers This is a hell of a thing to wake a man up for was Riehettis only eomnvAt after the verdict was read He had been asleep in his cell MUTINY STAGED IN PRISON MINE Rains Cause Floods in Nine Midwest States STREAMS LEAVE THEIR BANKS IN SOUTHERN IOWA Vfason City Has 2 Inches More Rain No Floods in North Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED 1KESS Turbulent rivers fed by rielting mows and heavy rainfall surged rom their banks in nine midwest ern states Tuesday driving thou sands from their homes and inflict ng heavy damage to property and crops Three of the same states and a ourth South Dakota were visited Monday by dread tornadoes injur ing several persons and causing icavy property damage THK FLOODS by heavy rains southern and southeastern Iowa rivers and streams rolled over their banks into the lowlands again Tuesday The weather bureau issued a warning that the Des Moines river at Ottumwa is at flood stage of 9 eet The river will continue to rise about 2 feet to a stage of 11 feet 3y Wednesday morning tne flood warning said Pelting rains that became cloud bursts at some points Monday night and early Tuesday fed the swollen streams and added tothe property and crop damage which ran into thousands of dollars Tracks Washed Out Railroad tracks were washed out fields were gullied city sewers choked full with water spilled over and flooded basements in some cities The weather bureau reported the continuing over most ci Iowa Tuesday A cloudburst at Lineville and Clio in extreme southern Iowa brought five inches of rain in threequarters of an hour at both towns North Iowa was in no danger yet of floods despite continuing rains that brought the June total in Mason City to 470 inches in ex cess of the normal of 462 inches for the entire month With the tempera ture at 48 degrees nearly tnree inches of rain had fallen Tuesday afternoon since Sunday evening Kain in North Iowa Heavy rains were reported in Wright county T A Davenport weather observer at Belmond stated 233 inches of rain had fallen from Monday afternoon until Tues day morning Some of the base ments of business structures in the FORECAST Partly cloudy in west portion probably showers in central portion Cooler in ex treme southeast portion Tues day night Wednesday fair and warmer MINNESOTA Cloudy pos sibly showers in southeast por tion early Tuesday night cool er in northwest Tuesday night Wednesday generally fair some what warmer in west and south portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 67 Minimum in Night 48 At 8 A SI Tuesday 40 Kainfall 1S9 Junes total moisture at 8 oclock Tuesday morning stood at 38S than an inch of the 482 Inch normal for the month The rain continued to fall during the day with the temperature near the 50 rirsree mark It was the kind of rain common to Iowa in October or November lower part of town were reported to have some water in them from the heavy downpour The river had not risen much however The Milwaukee railroad at Ottum wa reported minor washouts be tween Ottumwa and Blakesburg The Rock Island railroad reported serious washouts on its line a few miles north of Ottumwa Officials said they expected transportation over the line would be held up for some time Other railroad lines while report ing some track inundated by the waters said trains were getting through Two Bridges Go Two bridges washed out near Ottumwa Residents in the lowlands near the city vacated their temporarily when the flood waters apeared menacing Some lowland appeared menacing Some lowland row boats into service for a short time Ottumwa storm sewers were un able to carry the curbs ran places High water blocked highway 63 north of Ottumwa under a railroad pass Several automobiles were cov ered in the flood at this point but their occupants waded or swam to safety Total rainfall at Ottumwa since Monday afternoon amounted to 555 inches Spill Over Banks Streams spilled over their banks it Centerville flooding the lowlands The surging waters washed out one section of track near here The Burlington railroad reported service was disrupted Monday night but trains were going through Tuesday Centervills received 344 inches of rain during the last 24 hours with rain still falling Tuesday Swollen streams near Washington overflowed An inch and a half of rain fell there Tuesday and 27 inches Monday Water stood in Turn PflKC 2 OUimn 5 Iowa Farmer Looks Ahead to Big Crop AMES June duststorms and drought only very unpleasant memories Iowa farmers at present along with others throughout the United States have prospects of harvesting crops probably twice as abundant as those of last year ac cording to figures released by ex tension economists at Iowa State college Copious rains despite the late and chilly spring have brought the prospects for small grains hay and pasture far above the skimpy yields of 1934 and in most cases above the 10 year average for these crops With the possible exception of corn delayed somewhat by the wet weather and still too small to stand as the basis for any predictions Iowa farmers are blessed with es pecially favorable prospects even when compared to the gencraly good conditions of the rest of the coun try the economists say Replanting Necessary In some parts of Iowa Kansas and Nebraska much replanting of corn has been and will be necessary It is likely say the economists that some of the acreage intended for corn will be planted to other crops particularly soybeans in southern Iowa Whether this area wi 1 be enough and the delayed plant will be late enough to affect the crop as a whole will be indicated during the next month or six weeks While the damp cold weather has been holding up corn planting it has been ideal for oats and prospects for the new US crop according to the June crop report of the united States department of agriculture 84 4 per cent as against 472 per cent last year and 814 per cent for the 10 year average of 19233 Iowa Crop Good For Iowa the U S D A re ported the oats crop at 91 per cent as compared to 39 per cent last vear and a 10 year average of 86 per cent The late spring has also saved the Iowa oat crop from any serious chinch bug damage Egg laying has been delayed at least 3 welks Iowa State college ento mologists explain and most small Drains will be out of the way of any serious infestation this season Private estimates place the oat crop this year at 1210000000 bushels say the economists which is about a normal crop Last year the total outturn was 526000000 bushels Barley Prospects Better Barley prospects for this year are also considerably improved The crop report indicates about the same condition as for oats with the probable outturn more than twice that of last year since the planted acreage is larger this year and the condition is twice as good Considering the severe drought of last year the June 1 crop report indicates surprisingly good condi tions for both hay and pasture the economists explain All tame hay was reported at 785 per cent com pared to 806 for the 10 year aver age while pastures were 777 com pared with 813 In Iowa the figures were 80 per cent for hay compared with 78 for the 10 year average and 82 for the pasture compared with no for the 10 year average off the water and brimful in many SUIT FILED TO TEST CHAIN TAX Sioux City Grocery Company Contends New Iowa Law Unconstitutional DES MOINES June IS challenging the validity of the Iowa chain store tax was filed in district court here by the Tolerton and War field company of Sioux City whole sale grocery firm which operates 51 Council Oaks retail grocery stores in Iowa The petition contends the tax is unconstitutional in that it does not apply to all chain establishments and is discriminatory and confisca tory The firm sets out that its busi ness of 52000000 annually would be required to pay a tax approxima ting SSOOOO a year SENATORS MAKE REPORT HITTING SHIP SUBSIDIES Ocean Mail Committee Says Trust Betrayed by Officials By PRESTON GKOVER Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON June 18 Charging that ship subsidy policies led to a saturnalia by men bent on robbing the taxpayer the sen ate ocean mail committee today de nounced past operation of merchant marine subsidies and demanded drastic terms for any future gov ernment aid It also charged that some public officials flagrantly betrayed their trust and said government offi cials made a farce of the competi tive bidding provision of the Jones White merchant marine act of 192S It said the standards for comput under this act are unworkable and predictive of fraud Advocate Ownership Frankly advocating government ownership and operation oE mer chant marine the committee never theless conceded that bitter opposi tion would prevent this and so it recommended an alternative plan of government ownership and pri vate operation the operationto be this is proved nee The committee consisted of five members of whom only two signed the report without reservation They were Senators Black D Ala chairman and McCarran D Nev Senator King D Utah signed it with the reservation that he disa with any form of subsidy He Sroposed tariff adjustments and other legislation to build up a mer chant marine Decline to Sign Senator White R whose ship subsidy measure was attacked n the report and Senator Austin R Vt not only declined to sign out indicated they would submit a minority statement After declaring subsidy had been piled on subsidy in grants of mail pav and construction work the past ten years the commit tee which also investigated air mail contracts said Private ownership and operation of merchant and aerial transporta ion with government subsidy has resulted in a saturnalia of waste in efficiency unearned exorbitant sal aries and bonuses and other forms of compensation corrupting ex pense accounts exploitation of the public by the sale and manipulation of stock the values of which are largely based on the hope of profit from robbing the taxpayer On Merchant Marine The whole subsidy program of the past dozen years the report ex plained was based on an attempt to build up a merchant marine But it stated that of the 43 mail pay contracts in effect under the 1928 JonesWhite act only 20 required building of new ships Of the 51 ships called for in the contracts only 28 have been built The report was packed with in stances in which it was alleged companies violated the spirit1 of the contracts to pipe profits into their own tills instead of devoting the money to building up the mer chant marine The report said J P Grace pres ident of the W R Grace and corn any operator of several Grace lines together with banking and other business interests received in 1928 salary commissions and dividends of Seeking Investigation The report comes at a time when in Scene of Latest Prison Trouble REPEL CONVICTS N ATTEMPT TO SEIZE GUN CAGE An air view of 1he Kansas state penitentiary at Lansing whore more than 300 convicts mutinied in the prison coal mine holding mine officers as hostages STREETCARS ARE HELD IN BARNS Nebraska Governor Rejects Substitute Proposal of Omaha Firm OMAHA June IS military dictator Gov R L Coch ran today criticized as unreason able a counter arbitration plan of the Omaha and Council Bluffs Street Railway company and threw his 1800 national guardsmen into a siege against the companys trams Today was the third full day un der martial law here Cochran has demanded full ar bitration Labor accepted early yes terday After the streetcar com pany ignored a deadline Cochran ordered guardsmen to run the trams off the streets yesterday The com pany then submitted a substitute proposal substantially the same as it presented when the strike began last April 20 Stay in Barn There is no answer to my re quest the governor bluntly told the five company directors who bore the message For the present the streetcars stay in the barn The great quiet which blanketed the city for the first two days of its military occupation was broken yes terday by sporadic outbreaks An ef figy of Police Commissioner Frank Myers was burned on the south side were two men were killed and 150 injured in three sanguine days of rioting last week Brickbats flew at a tram employes house Six Men Tailed Summary justice by a military court faced violators Six men guilty only of selling beer after hours were given jail sentences and fines But to Mr Average Citizen it was business as usual by special order of Brig Gen H J Paul com mander of the troops some senators are seeking an vestigation of accusations hurled at the commerce department in con Turii lo Iftsr 2 Column ft Holds War Debts to U S Bound Up With German Reparations LONDON June 18 Chamberlain chancellor of the ex chequer announced in the house ot commons today that the Lausanne agreement virtually canceling the German war reparations cannot be finally ratified by the World war allies until their war debts to the United States are settled Oigarft Blamed for Fire DAVENPORT June is Damage of S7000 was done to the Sam Covich dress shop here by a fire believed to have started from aj cieaiet tossed into a rubbish box i Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Debates social security bill House Considers AAA amendments MONDAY Senate Debated social security House Passed S501000000 tax exten sion bill Car Stolen on Trip Burglars Loot Home WATERLOO June 18 While Eaniett Schultr and family were in Minneapolis for the weekend his automobile was stolen Recovering it there Monday he returned here last night and discovered that a burglar had taken in cash dia mond earrings valued at 5500 a watch set with diamonds valued at 12f and other property from his home he reported to police Accusations of Mitchell toBe Probed WASHINGTON June 18 senate investigation of charges made against the new deal by Ewing Y Mitchell deposed assistant secretary of commerce was directed today by the senates commerce committee as another branch of that ocean mail committee sharply criticized past ship subsidy policies While tha senate itself continued to drive ahead on the administra tions flociat security bill in hope of passing it before nightfall the com merce committee ordered by unani mous vote an airing of Mitchells general allegations that favoritism and graft abound in the commerce and other governments Dismissed by F K Mitchell recently was dismissed by President Roosevelt after his re lusal to resign The investigation will begin tomorrow The house meanwhile devoted it self to consideration of the contro versial AAA amendments Foreshadowing breakers ahead for the administrations utility hold ing company bill a house interstate commerce subcommittee was under stood to have voted to delete the section to abolish unnecessary holding companies and it was be lieved the full committee would up hold its action Other developments NKA o Keep Watch President Roosevelt ordered the new NRA to keep a watchful eye on business methods affecting labor standards and fair trade practices now that the code structure has been vitiated The president and congressional advisers agreed upon a new federal alcohol control program levying oc cupational taxes on importers brewers rectifiers and wholesalers and putting administration of the new laws under the treasury A subcommittee of the senates unofficial silver bloc decided that despite Secretary Morgenthaus re cent letter the administrations sil ver purchase policy was most un satisfactory TVA Bill Completed A new TVA bill carrying the drastic concessions was completed by a special house military sub committee in an effort to break a protracted deadlock over proposed expansion of the administrations huge Tennessee valley program Secretary Ickes renewed his pre diction that 900000000 of works relief funds would be allotted foi state and local PWA projects High government quarters as serting the United States was sit ting pretty in the world money markets indicating this country was willing to stabilize the dollar at its present international value ANGLOGERMAN PACT ANNOUNCED Final Agreement on AH Main Points of Naval Treaty Officially Reported By ALBERT W Clpjrfptit JIW5 by The ASMiclnUll ITcss LONDON June IS final agreement between Germany and Great Britain on all important points of a treaty to maintain the German navy at 33 per cent of the British strength was announced of ficially today It was stated officially that the principle of the 100 to 35 ratio should in general apply to each category I It was understood that this means I Germany will be allowed some lat I itude in building submarines be cause of the French and Italian un dersea fleets which are larger than the British It was stated that Germany Gels Yenr in Jail TAMA June IS Ribby Toledo was sentenced to a year in jail and then paroled in district court here He was charged with is I suing a 5 check in the name of his 1 brother would be allowed to make a limited transfer of 35 per cent her ton lage from one category to another jutthat the ratio would be strictly maintained in regard to the entire underage effective fleets of the two nations The announcement followed the first full meeting of the delegations several days It was stated that further meet gs on technical questions will be held during the next few days and the conference is likely to conclude Friday The announcement of the agreement confirmed information that Great Britain and Germany would be bound regardless of the attitude of other powers An Italian note which was receiv ed was described as short and non committal and similar to those re ceived from the United States and Japan who raised no objections to the treatv RBCKFORD GIRL RETURNED HOME Was Missing Since Sunday Night Found on Farm Near Greene ROCKFORD June IS Helen Mathers 17 daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Mathers was returned to her home today after having been missing since Sunday night Officers were told that she was last j seen before her disappearance in j the company of Galen Fletcher who lives near Dougherty She was found at the home of Mr and Mrs j Ernie Cook Gi miles soiifvesl of1 Greene who notified local authori ties Marshal Dan Shannon stated the girls father intended to file statutory charges against Fletcher Iosf masters Named WASHINGTON June 18 The following acting postmasters j were named by the postolfice dcj partment to serve in Inwa towns i Clara I Ohansky Solon Fiank C Mentges Le Mars j j Officials Report They Can Defend Position Indefinitely By 15 G BROWN Associated Tress Staff Writer LANSING Kans June IS fighting broke out in the Kansas icnitentiary coal mine today when a rroup of striking convict miners at empted to capture the gun cage manned by five prison officials on be 730 foot level The convicts part of 380 miners who mutinied early today and since lave held the mine were repulsed 3y gas guns The five men in the cage reported by telephone to the surface that they could hold their position indefinitely The gun cage was manned by iiiard O A Johnson John Chris tian Fred Murray John Stewart and Mine Superintendent Robert Murray Dash From Tunnel Superintendent Murray had re turned to the gun cagc after a four hour parley with the mutineers He had just reported that all was well when the miners clashed out o n tunnel and made for the cage The gas masked officers laid down a heavy gas barrage and the choking mutineers retreated The gun cage guarding the air shaft and telephone is the only com munication between the mine and the surface It was saved earlier to day by Johnson who routed five con victs as they sought to jam the air shaft elevator cage empty mine cars Work as Tjsual Despite the work as usual order of Assistant Deputy Warden A J Graham the prison yard began to take on an air of unrest as more ammunition and gas began to arrive and heavily armed guards apeared on the walls in ever increasing num bers A few minutes before the attack on the gun cage gas and ammuni tion had been lowered to the be leaguered quintet The striking convicts made host ages of 31 guards and defiantly held out against prison authorities who fought to end the strike Have No Firearms jo Warden Laccy Simpson said he be doubted that the convicts had fire arms or other weapons than clubs rocks and possibly a few knives The fate of the unarmed guards unknown but prison officials expressed belief they would not be seriously harmed Graham veteran of several prison breaks here said he was not sure what the men were strikingfor but declared the prison was in a better position than ever before to cope with the situation Lists Unarmed Guards Graham listed unarmed guards held as hostesses as follows Pit Boss Na than Van Meter John Heslop Levi Day Milt Gould James Skahan Jcihn Edwurds Gabe Kamershark Dave White James Wilson Joe Studdard and Frank Sawnski Graham summed up the convicts position by saying that they had no food and no weapons and that the chief danger was that they would start a smudge fire to drive John son and his crew from the gun cage they occupied Johnson and his crew are equipped with gas masks which would be effective against a smudge the deputy warden said Planning a Vacation Americas wonderful national parks are open Now is the time to plan a trip to the garden spots and wonderlands To assist you in plan ning your vacation the GlobeGa zette offers a fine five color map of the United States 21 by 28 inches with uptothcmiuute statistical tables and historical iata Inclose 10 cents to cover cost handling and postage Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington C T inclose 10 cents in rein carefully wrapped for the Map of the United States Name Street City State Mail to WnshinRtrm D C
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