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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 26, 1935, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI MVE CENTS A ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 26 1935 SECTION ONE THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 219 Spending on Relief Slow Republicans Claim Funds Saved for Campaign By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Staff Writer ASHINGTON June are discussed and discussed a n discussed for a start on the ex penditure of presiden Roosevelts 488 million dollar re coveryrelief fund the expen d i t u r e s don start somehow The republican e x p lanation that the admin istration deliber ately is stalling with a view to keeping the bulk of the 4880 millions intact until the eye of the 1936 campaign then re leasing it in a perfect flood which it expects according to G 0 P spokesmen to sweep it into office again in November Another surmise is that adminis trationists are afraid to start spend ing lest republican strategy succeed in putting an immediate stop to it pending a long court fight over con stitutionality The republican charge that the administration regards its 4880 mil lions as a campaign fund which it prefers to hang on to until it can be utilized most effectively of course is unprovable Circumstantial Evidence In support of the guess that it fears legal trouble when it does be gin spending there is a certain amount of circumstantial evidence Many constitutional authorities have insisted all along that when ever congress votes a sum of money to the president to spend it must specify exactly how and for what he is to spend the 4880 mil lions were voted to him to do any thing he sees fit with So long as he spends none of it the issue isnt ripe for a test but as soon as he starts spending there can be a showdown Presumably the method of tying up the program would be for some taxpayer to seek a federal court re straining order against further ex penditures Dictatorial Proceeding Should he obtain one it would be a dictatorial looking proceeding for the administration to disregard it An appeal would be taken it is a foregone conclusion but there would be a deadlock in the meantime Be sides executive officialdom is charv of the United States supreme court ever since the court tossed NRA practically into the discard It goes almost without saying that the person applying for such injunction would not be a republi Turn In Page 3 Column X BOY 2 DROWNS IN WATER TANK Eldon Koebrick Funeral to Be Held Thursday at Charles City CHARLES CITY June neral services for Eldon Kyle Koe brick 2 son of Mr and Mrs Albert Koebrick who was found dead in a cattle water tank late Tuesday will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 Ttites will be in the Gross man funeral home the Rev C G Prottengeier Lutheran pastor of ficiating andburial in Riverside cemetery Tee small boy had gone with his two small brothers to play His father found the body face down in two feet of water The Koebricks live on a farm six miles southeast of Charles City Besides his parents the boy leaves two small brothers IOWANS FLEEING BEFORE FLOODS New Tax Program to Originate in House PATMAN GROUP HOPES TO TACK ON BONUS RIDER Senate Leaders Abandon WealthNuisance Tax Combination FORECAST IOWA Unsettled local thun dershowers in extreme west portion Wednesday afternoon or night and in central and east portions Wednesday night and possibly Thursday morning Somewhat cooler in extreme northwest portion Wednesday night MINNESOTA Somewhat un settled Wednesday night and Thursday possibly thunder showers in southeast portion Wednesday afternoon or night somewhat cooler in extreme west Wednesday night and in northeast portion Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 81 Minimum in Night 37 At 8 A M Wednesday 63 WASHINGTON June 26 Senate democratic leaders today abandoned their original plan to tack the presidents taxtherich program on to the nuisance tax extension resolution and announced the house would originate the new tax legislation Chairman Harrison of the finance committee made the announcement after saying President Roosevelt was insistent upon action at this session but not necessarily as part of the resolution to extend nuisance taxes expiring Saturday night Harrison said he might call up late today or tomorrow the nuisance tax proposal for separate action He gave assurances to Senator LaFol lette ProgWis and others that the house democratic leaders had promised to start work on the new wealth taves next week Plan Bonus Kevival Meanwhile an attempt to obtain immediaate action on the bonus was agreed upon by the steering com mittee that has been backing the Patman plan to pay off the soldiers adjusted compensation certificates with new currency Committee members said an ef fort might be made to tack the bo nus on to the new presidential wealth tax plan They voted at a secret meeting o take advantage of every chance o obtain favorable action on the bonus at this session The original Patman bill was killed Earlier in the session the senate upheld a presidential veto after the house voted to override Tax Schedules Delayed The nuisance tax bill already assed by the house must go hrough the senate by Saturday night if the government is not to ose approximately a million and a half dollars in revenue daily Senate democratic leaders con ceded there was little hope of en acting the new combination tax jrogram by Saturday night because if delay in preparation of the pro posed tax schedules Both the senate and house had the controversial ship subsidy bill under debate Other developments Resignation of three members of he Roper business advisory coun il was disclosed but high com merce department officials said it iid not indicate a break up of the group an organization of some 45 men who present the business view joint to administration Would Increase Coal Bill J D Francis of Huntington W president of the Island Creek Hoal company predicted enactment f the Guffey coal stabilization bill vould increase the annual soft coal ill of New England alone by 20 00000 President Roosevelt said today he elieved government aid was abso utely necessary to obtain parity or farm prices He spoke in re ponse to an inquiry at his press onference He said it had been emonstrated by many sad years that government assistance was necessary Youth Administration A national youth administra tion was set up today by Presi dent Roosevelt tinder the work re lief program The announcement said the agency would help young men and women get jobs and also to continue their education in high school and college The president earmarked for this pur pose Information at the labor depart ment indicated that under present eligibility rules the administration might not be able to fill CCC camps with the full authorized quota of 600000 youths an increase in the rolls of 328000 to bring the numoer up to 600000 was recently approved by congress but lack of eligible young men plus the fact that sea sonal work is providing jobs for many of them is keeping the ap plication lists down He Withdraws A 31 SCHANKE Schanke Not to Seek Post of Chairman A M Schanke Mason City post master Wednesday withdrew him self from consideration as a possi ble chairman of the democratic state central committee The committee which is to meet at Des Moines June 28 said the lo cal democratic leader is today be ing requested not to give me con sideration Being contented in my present station it does not seem to me to be the part of wisdom to change Mr Schanke who has been men tioned for the state democratic chairmanship on a fulltime salary basis is serving his third year as postmaster He has served as fourth district representative on the cen tral committee and as Cerro Gordo county chairman but at present his only party connection is county ad ministrator of relief 26 Works Projects on File With Hopkins DES MOINES June 26 Twentysix works projects with a total estimated cost of are on file with P F Hopkins Iowa PWA director as applications for part of the federal works allotment JACKSON DAVIS IN MURDER TRIAL Men on Relief Rolls Here Past Winter Charged With Slaying Walter Jackson 42 and his step ion Lyle Davis 23 who were on the relief rolls here during the past winter faced trial at Mankato Minn Wednesday on charges of first degree murder in connection with a robbery there in which the pair and another man Berthel Hall 35 Mankato are accused of par ticipating The jury seven men and five women was drawn Tuesday Jackson and Davis according to Hall who turned states evidence were the men who fatally slugged John Williams secondhand store dealer duringthe robbery The two men were arrested here about six weeks ago at the request of the Mankato sheriff and returned to the Minnesota city Hall was arrested here Dec 6 1934 also at the request of Mankato authorities and returned there to answer charges of being a hitand run driver While awaiting trial on that charge he confessed to his part in the robbery and gave full details of the crime Jackson is on the police records here having served 30 days in the county jail on an intoxication charge The three men originally came from Mankato and were in Mason City untij they returned to Mankato to commit the robbery then re turned here where they were ar rested by local officers Hay in Mow for 48 Years Fed to Cows KENSINGTON Kans June 26 they dont know it the cows on Mrs Rosa Bohms farm have been eating some real prewar stuff When the forage supply began running low Mrs Bolim began feeding hay that had been in the mow for 48 years Youth Shoots Himself DENVER June 26 Buss 24 shot and killed himself at the home of his parents near here Members of his family said he had been ill LOCAL FIRMS IN HAMPTON VISIT STAGE PROGRAM More Tban 300 Attend Dinner of Jobbers Manufacturers HAMPTON June City manufacturers and distributors en tertained more than 300 of their cus tomers and friends from Hampton and surrounding towns at a dinner and program in the Franklin county seat city Tuesday evening Includ ing the visiting representatives of Mason City firms and the members of the Mason City municipal band there were 413 at the dinner 350 of whom were seated at the Hotel Coonley the others at Pinkys cafe All arrangements for the dinner were made by the Hamtpon Com mercial club whose president Charles Harrison presided at the opening of the dinner and welcomed the visitors from the surrounding towns For the Mason City hosts Hermann M Knudson Cerro Gordo county representative in the Iowa legislature was toastmaster and Lee P Lomis business manager of the Mason City GlobeGazette was the speaker North Iowa Lauded Have faith in Iowa urged Mr Loomis in his short talk which closed the formal program Condi tions in the north half of this state justify confidence in the present and in thefuture If you havent any thing to sell then buy scaietfiing The time is past when a man should be bragging about how old the suit is which he has on The basis is here for better times All we need is the faith hope and confidence which these conditions justify The interest of this Mason City group in its guests the speaker stated is in helping them do more and better business in their home stores in their own communities To that end a closer personal friendship in the interest of better service from Mason City manufacturers and dis tributors to their customers was one of the subjects of the meeting he declared Good Fellowship Predominates The evening passed quickly with music laughter and general good fellowship Community singing was lusty and vigorous with Earl God frey as leader assisted by W S Wilcox and Earl Hall with Ralph at the piano Ralph Warren Soule of Vincennes Ind presented two groups of vocal numbers with Mr Geer at the piano and was warmly applauded The band under the direction of C F Weaver played in the hotel lobby Roastmaster Herman Knudson aid his respects to fellow legisla ors including Representative Mor McNie of Franklin countyand Villiam Boyle Dougherty senate iergeant at arms His witticisms in cluded others introduced among whom were G M Stevens of the decker Packing company chairman Turn to FaRe 3 Column 4 Too Bad Train Isnt a Boat This scene InUrn near Padticah shrnvs a train tempting flood waters following heavy rains in western Kentucky Central Press WOODBURY JURY RETURNS TO JOB Resumes Hunt for Evidence of Graft After Recess of Three Weeks CHINESE BATTLE Frontier Patrol of 80 Men Reported Fighting 700 Chinese Soldiers By GLENN Copyright ISIJB by Tlic BABB Associated READY FOR ANY STRIKE TROUBLE Plans Under Way to Reopen Additional Lumber Mills on Pacific Coast TACOMA Wash June 26 Military and police forces concen rated at two possible storm centers n the Pacific northwest lumber strike went on the alert today as tJans were under way to reopen ad ditional plants and mills Equipped with riot sticks and ear gas city county and state po ice reported for duty early today at Portland Ore where seven op jrators ordered work to be resumed order for the concentration of ifficers was coincident with the re ection of a proposed strike settle ment by the Portland sawmill and imber workers union Between 1500 and 2000 union men roared down an offer of a five ent wage increase and demanded union recognition National guardsmen equipped vith tear gas and and bayonets atrolled the streets of Tacoma as perators advertised for more work rs Approximately 00 men have to work in six reopened Ta oma mills all operating under the rotcction of troops and state po ccmen SIOUX CITY June 26 Woodbury county grand jury re turned today to its burrowing after evidence of graft among public of ficials with Verne Marshall Cedar Rapids Gazette editor waiting in the courthouse corridor to testify The jurors have just had a three weeks recess after investigations which resulted in the regisnations of Woodbury County Attorney Max Duckworth and Sioux City safety commissioner Henry C Kuhlmann Duckworth quit his post after a re moval hearing was ordered on charges that he participated in a ring which collected protection tri bute from slot machine operators and illegal liquor dealers Kuhlmann resigned after his hearing on simi lar charges had run five days Speculate in Corridor There was speculation in the corj Manchoukuo ridor as to whether the grand jury would return a partial report dur ing the day It was reported when the recess was taken three weeks ago that the jury was ready to re turn some indictments Plenty of material to investigate had been subpenaed Mrs Alma K Berry State Atty Gen Edward L OConnors secretary yesterday was directed to produce all records and communications of the attorney general relative to slot machines ana liquor law violations since 1933 To Produce Records W H Millhaem assistant to the Iowa liquor commission was in structed to produce all commission records and correspondence with state officials including Gov Clyde L Herring the attorney general and the state bureau of investiga tion Glenn Schmidt acting chief oC the investigation bureau was ordered to produce records of communica tions from the governor and one Joa M Wood concerning slot machines and liquor law violations Joe M Wood so far is unidentified though H M Havner DCS Moines attorney acting as special prosecutor for the Woodbury grand jury commented that Herring and OConnor would know who he is Mrs Berry Millhcam Schmidt and the others are ordered to ap pear for questioning at 9 a m to morrow Polk County CoOperates At Des Moines the Polk county grand jury was cooperating with the Woodbury grand jury by inves tigating the bank accounts of four democratic party leaders for evi dence to support or refute charges of liquor and slot machine protec tion payoffs The bank accounts are those of Governor Herring Lieut Gov Nels G Krnschel state democratic chair man E J Feuling and Frank Com lowans Tapers fort Des Moines attorney and party SAN FRANCISCO June 26 leader William Nornaday of Des The Polk county jury will for Moines and Dr Roland G Schcrcr of Dubuque both read paptrs TOKYO June 26 Man choukuan patrol of 80 men battled a Chinese force of 700 soldiers along the sanguinary JeholChahar fron tier today advice to the Manchou kuan office reported Rengo Japanese news agency dispatches from Hsinking said the Manchoukuan patrol was that which first encountered 500 Chinese troops Monday 200 more Chinese having arrived from Tushihkou while a larger Manchoukuan de tachment was under orders to hasten to the battleground Bloody Conflict The advices to the war office also coming from Hsinking capital of the Japanese adviced state of the bloody con flict was taking place aorth of Tushihkou on the ill defined north China frontier Japanese regulars in garrison at Jehol city sprang into readiness but the general headquarters which controls the army high command in Manchoukuo was depending on the Manchoukuans to chastise al leged invaders Major General Kenji Doihara chief police negotiator for the Jap anese military was instructed from Hsinking to present fresh demands to the Chinese for establishment of peace and order in Chahar in cluding withdrawal of all Chinese troops in Chahar to points south of the great wall Section Not Specified Which section of the great wall was not specified That the situation rested entirely in the hands of the general head quarters at Hsinking was indicated by both the foreign office and war office spokesmen at Tokyo They insisted that they lacked official information concerning the Chahar fracas The war office spokesman said the high command depended on the Japanese army in Manchoukuo to settle the affair locally as it was fully empowered to do Chinch Bugs Killed by Heavy Iowa Rain DES MOINES June 26 C Aaberg assistant state secretary of agriculture estimated that be cause of the number of chinch bugs killed by spring rains only about 25 barrels of barrier oil may be needed in Iowa to fight the insect pests during the summer ward to the Sioux City jury the re sults in this phase of the investi gation both read paptrs fore the American Urological sociation meeting here Kossuth Hit by Tornado DamageDone A Lonerock couple twice suffered ill effects from a tornado while res idents in other sections of Kossuth county which seemed to bear the brunt of Monday night storm sur veyed the damage As Mr and Mrs Delbert Hanna south of Lonerock Tuesday left their home farm which had been damaged considerably by a tornado the preceding night their car ran into wreckage injuring Mrs Hanna The tornado damage at the Han na farm which occurred about oclock Monday night includ ed the twisting of two barns and a garage bending a windmill flat up rooting of trees and felling of tele phone poles Radiator Cap Torn Off As Mr and Mrs Hanna left their home the car struck a telephone wire which tore off the radiator cap throwing it through the wind shield and cutting Mrs Haimas face Other damage was also reported in the Lonerock vicinity Windmills were blown down on the William Gifford and Emil Laabs farms The silo on the Alex Kadig farm was blown over A barn was blown down on the Bonstetter farm Falls Into Basement The house belonging to Miss Myr tle Turnbaugh on east McGregor street in Algona which was under going remodeling fell into the new ly dug basement about 11 oclock Monday night A full sized base ment had been dug and the props at the corners were not of sufficient length to prevent the cavein of the walls after the rain began to wash them down The southwest corner fell through causing the middle sec tion to break apart damaging the roof and interior Workmen started Tuesday to wreck it and it will be rebuilt Reports were received that barns and outbuildings throughout north ern Kossuth county were blown down or blown from founda tions by the windstorm Monday night The rainfall reported in Al gona Monday night was 146 inches Cultivation has been held up and many fields are partly under wa ter There was more rain however north of Algona Lightning Hits Barn The electrical storm which struck Kanawha Monday night resulted in the burning of the barn on the El Heckerson farm which is the first farm south of Kanawha At about the barn was struck by a bolt of lightning caus ing it to burst into flames almost immediately Fire apparatus was called at once but the fire was al ready out of control Mr Heckerson had released the livestock consisting of horses and some calves but hay harness tools and other equipment were destroy ed The loss has been estimated at approximately 51000 The building was insured only to the extent of about 5200 DES MOINES AND IOWA RIVERS UP AS RAIN POURS Council Bluffs Storm Damage Estimated at Over COSTS BOY LIFE Three Workers Injured in Premature Explosion at Cement Quarry EL PASO Texas June 26 A boy was killed and three workers were injured today by a huge eyserIike funnel of rocks and shale projected by a premature ex plosion of dynamite at a cement quarry here The full dynamite crew or nine men was at first belivcd killed but all were accounted for several hours later The terrifying blast audible for miles occurred at the operation of the Southeastern Portland Cement company The charge had been sunk deep in the earth for one of the periodic explosions set for to morrow afternoon to remove lime stone Father Finds Boy H S Sparks the superintendent knew that his 16 year old son Ste phen was near the dynamite crew and ran frantically into the dust of the explosion climbing over huge boulders only to find that the young man had been crushed to ileath Tears streaming down his face Sparks was at first unable to give a complete list of the workers at the scene Three laborers including Juan Sauccdo were hurried to hospitals Those familiar with the quarry estimated 20000 pounds of dyna mite hail been placed iri the charge They feared that only a Turn to Insc 3 Column 1 DES MOINES June 26 Swollen Iowa rivers fed by fresh downpours drove lowland residents from their homes today Flood and storm damage in Iowa during the last 24 hours ran into the thousands of dollars Residents along the Iowa river at Marshalltown the Des Moines river at Tracy and southeast of Des Moines and Indian Creek at Coun cil Bluffs fled from their homes to escape the rising flood waters At Council Bluffs alone City En gineer Boyne estimated storm dam age at more than f200000 At Omaha officials said the storm would cost more than in repair work Call Out Snowplows Two and ninctyhundredtbs inches of rain fell in Council Bluffs in 90 minutes bringing the total in the last 24 hours to 419 inches City officials called out snowplows to scrape the mud and debris off pave ments The flood water washed out bridges shook foundations of houses and inundated hundreds of acres of corn and small grain crops The DCS Moines river at Tracy nearly three feet above flood stage was a mile and p half wide Secondary roads between Des Moines and Carlisle were under wa ter The Middle river rose to only a few feet below the highway bridge east of Carlisle Ofieic Blocks Road Whitebreast creek northwest of Melcher blocked highway 181 The road was flooded for a mile Clifford Abrams 16 and Everton Maly IS both of Fort Dodge escaped drowning only by diving through the windows of their auto mobile when they drove into Soldier Creek to avoid a collision CCC officials at Ames called out soil erosion workers to erect a sand bag levee on the Skunk river south cast of Ames The Vernon Asher family near m Warren county took inm uvhe uppor Part of tfeir home which was surrounded by wa Flood waters threatened the in terurban lines power plant at Fraser near Boone Lightning Hits Barn Lightning set fire to a barn on the Earl Stone farm northwest of Anita in Cass county Two city bridges across Indian creek in Council Bluffs were so ser iously damaged that city officials ordered them closed They said the bridges probably win have to be re built The raging stream destroyed many private bridges across the stream The Northwestern railroad Bridge was so seriously damaged that railroad men considered it un safe They put a Special crew at work repairing the damage In Omaha many families were Hartford Greatest Documents Gladstone once described the constitution of the United States as the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man What do you know about this immortal document and its fore runners the declaration of inde pendence and the articles of con federation They define the field of our national history and are widely held by scholars to be the three most important documents in all the history of the world The complete texts of these great documents are available to every reader of the GlebeGazette Send for this handy service book let today enclosing 10 cents 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