Wednesday, July 3, 1935

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 3, 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 COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEKV1CE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 3 1935 NO 225 lowans in Washington Wearin Sees Final Defeat of Ship Subsidy Act By MUNKO KEZER ASHINGTON July 3 D Wearin Iowas youngest c o n g r e s sman fought a losing battle in the house against new ship subsidy legisla t i o n but he thinks hell come out victorious eventually His eyes snap ping and his red tie flapping as he bounded his body to empha size his points Wearin was the lone congress man on the merchant marine com mittee to oppose the committee bill But with the help of Representa tive Moran D Me he waged a lengthy floor battle to modify the measure which he claimed violated President Roosevelts requests and perpetuated past difficulties Smashed down at every turn by eastern congressmen who stood sol idly behind the committee Wearin said he believed nevertheless def inite progress has been accom plished Expects Senate Defeat We raised such a fight in the house and showed such opposition to subsidizing ship owners he de clared that I dont think the sen ate will ever pass the bill I think that the second thing ac complished was to give to this house and the country some information on the way these racketeers worked under the old mail subsidy act and how they would perform under this law that the country will be op posed to their getting their feet in the treasury again Wearin charged on the house floor that the bill as favored by the com mittee would mean payment of nine or ten subsidies System of Subsidies He scUfithcss Included a system of paying operatingsubsidies to the shipowners of America a system to construction subsidies to the ship builders additional construction costs for the benefit of the navy to be paid by the government an in crease in the percentage of con struction costs in loans to the owner at roost reasonable rates of inter est purchase of old vessels from the owners at cost less depreciation to be sold for scrap with the govern ment absorbing the loss an oper ating subsidy to the intercoastal operators establishment of operat ing and construction subsidies that may be paid to two or more oper ators engaged in parallel service to compete with one another at the taxpayers expense a construction differential to Pacific coast ship yards and an equalizing operating subsidy is going to be paid in case Tarn o Pace Z Column 1 HALOETHIOPIA FIGHT REPORTED Rumors of Heavy Casualties on Erithrea Frontier Unconfirmed ADDIS ABABA July 3 confirmed reports today said that heavy casualties had been sustained in a battle between Italian and Ethiopian forces on the frontier of Eritrea No details were immedia tely available At the same time it was reported that 5000000 cartridges consigned to Ethiopia from Belgium were being held up at the seaport of Djibouti French Somaliland by French authorities FORECAST IOWA Somewhat unsettled Wednesday night and Thursday continued warm MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday probably local showers or thun derstorms warmer along Lake Superior cooler in northwest por tion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 81 Minimum in Night 6V At 8 A M Wednesday 79 The mercury Wednesday forenoon was apparently off to its highest flight of the noon it had passed Tuesdays high point and the 88 registered in June was In imminent danger of being passed After touching90 degrees at 31 oclock the mercury climbed to 94 in the early afternoon but by 3 oclock had descended to 91 degrees OCONNOR AND MALEY INDICTED Sunny Skies Predicted for Iowa Fourth THREEDEADAND FLOOD DAMAGE ABOVE Two Men Arrested at Keokuk as Officials Probe Deaths DES MOINES July 3 listed three dead and property dam age well above today as the result of destructive floods Officials investigated the deaths of the two most recent flood vic C Johnson Witten berg Wis salesman and Everett Eppers 24 Keokuk Johnson was killed last night when his automobile plunged over a washed out bridge approach into 122 feet of water cast of Madrid He suffered a broken neck and a fractured skull Eppers was drowned in the tur bulent Mississippi river where the DCS Moines empties into it at Keo kuk The first victim was Edward Herrald 20 year old Fort Dodge farmhand who drowned in flood swollen Soldier creek while swim ming a week ago The Des Moines river meantime rose steadily here but weather bu reau officials said absence of addi tional rain will prevent the flooded river from causingheavv damage State Park Closed Ben B Dewey Polk county super visor placed damage in Des Moines Hnd Valley Junction alone at He organized a crew of 1000 relief workers to rehabilitate washed out highways and bridges At Ledges state park near Boone closed to Fourth of July celebrants officials rushed reconstruction of the estimated damage caused by the raging current of Pease creek The Des Moines river here spread over hundreds of lowland acres The weather bureau said a crest of 15 feet would be reached late today as the flood waters from Boone pour in The bureau declared however only a small area south of Des Moines will he affected before the flood spends its force Bright Sun Gleams As hundreds of Iowa cities put the finishing touches on plans for Fourth of July celebrations they may expect hot weather and clear skies flecked only by a few clouds Iowa again warmed up today aft er yesterdays torrential rains The weather bureau said the seasonal heat record of 94 degrees set yes terday at Esterville and Sioux City may be equalled or bettered late today Afternoon temperatures were ex pected to climb well into the nine ties Carnival at Creston Hundreds of lowans will take to the highways tomorrow for excurs ions to parks picnic grounds and Fourth of July celebrations A water carnival will be held at Creston on a lake a boat couldnt be rowed on last year Swimming races will be held where a duck couldnt swim last year Clinton will also stage a water carnival Picnic groups may expect to find most wooded lowland areas along Iowa streams coated with mud and debris left by yesterdays flooded streams Several points reported showers late yesterday and last night Keo kuk had 86 inches Davenport 58 Dubuque 54 and Des Moines 06 Two Men Arrested At Keokuk County Attorney D J McNamara ordered police to ar rest Eli Rockefeller and Clyde An derson while an investigation was conducted into the drowning of Ep pers The three men and four other companions were occupants of a launch which disappeared for more than 24 hours at the junction of the swollen Des Moines and Mississippi rivers Rockefeller and Anderson returned early yesterday to report Eppers drowned when the launch struck submerged debris They said they attempted a rescue but the other four men told a varying storv upon their return last night The four Harry Wagner Jack Fallen and Glenn Brainerd of Keo kuk and Robert Lancaster of Mem phis Mo said they beached the boat on an island after Eppers death because of the swift current and failed to return earlier because of a broken propeller They Rockefeller and Anderson chose to wade through swamps instead of waitingfor help They denied that Turn to 2 CnUunn 1 Mount Vesuvius in Another Eruption fc This view of Mount Vesuvius shows the bay and part of the city of Naples In the foreground Mason Cityan Found Slain Mans Body ALGONA July 3 Vic tor Young Mason City discov ered the body of Howard Carter Dickinson nephew of Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes slain near Detroit Mich Mrs Young sister of Mrs H B White and Mrs Harry McCorkle both of Algona was driving a new automobile from Pontiac Mich She saw Dickinsons body at the road side and reported to officers by telephone from the next service sta tion Mrs Young 318 N Pennsylvania avenue accompanied by her sisters had driven to Michigan to get a new car and was planning to stop here before leaving on a trip to California Defense Makes Plans DETROIT July 3 Lee Ferris held with two burlesque dancing girls for the ride murder of Howard Carter Dickinson New York attorney prepared today to forestall a swift prosecution of a murder charge Ernest Goodman who defended Ferris on a murder charge five years ago and won him an acquittal announced that Ferris would stand mute if Prosecutor Duncan C Mc Crea went ahead with plans to bring him up for a court arraign ment today The dancing girls Loretta and Florence Jackson facing murder charges with Ferris as a result of their confessions that they joined in an intrigue to kill the New York attorney for his money last Wednes day night probably will be ar raigned with Ferris HENRY FORD OF FRANCE IS DEAD Citroen Weakened by Grief Over Difficulties of Auto Business PARIS July 3 Gus tave Citroen 57 the Henry Ford of France weakened by grief over the difficulties of his business died in a hospital to day after a lin gering illness Citroens vast automobile plant once estimated to be worth 2000 000000 francs was forced into receivership Dec 21 1931 and Its UNDER NAZI AX Third Sentenced to Life in Prison for Betrayal of Military Secrets BERLIN July 3 nazi executioner swung his ax twice to day decapitating two Germans con victed of espionage Those convicted were Egon Bresz 2S who was convicted of having tried to obtain military secrets of the reich and Bruno Hindemann 63 who betrayed military information Both were tried in the peoples corut which also sentenced Wilhelm Battesch 48 to life imprisonment for betraying military information founder finally was forced out of any active management of Andre Citroen his companies The short dapper engineer tried to remain as a technical adviser but a financial investigation by auditors aroused such opposition from stockholders and creditors that Citroen finally disappeared He wasted away under worry and went to the hospital several weeks late for an expect ed operation on his stomach He weighed only 70 his normal he suc cumbed Mourning over the recent death of a daughter as well as distress over his business had weakened his resistance Before he began developing small automobiles after the war Citroen was an obscure engineer born in Paris Feb 5 1878 He was associated before the war with a pioneer automobile works the Mors no longer in ex istence and he was supposed to have made a fortune during the war manufacturing munitions Miss Samuelson One of Three Nominees for Head of N E A DENVER July 3 Ag nes Samuelson superintendent of Iowa public instruction was nomi nated as one of three candidates lor the presidency of the National Edu cation association at the annual convention here Election will be Thursday Blows Piece of Its Cone From Crater NAPLES July 3 Vesuvius erupted with a tremen dous explosion early today blowing a piece of its cone from the crater high into the air The explosion tore an apcratiire in the cone from which lava was flowing copiously Soon afterward another opening appeared at the base of the cone The explosion occurred before daybreak and the discharge of burning lava and sparks lighted up the heavens for miles Rush to Windows Residents of Naples rushed to their windows in alarm at the roar of the eruption Lava also was flowing from the opening at the base of the cone The Vesuvius observatory issued a statement minimizing the danger of the eruption asserting Vesuvius is in a phase of note worthy activity which nowever can be termed ideal inasmuch as discharges of steam gas and sparks are occurring in the interior of the crater thus preventing ac cumulation of strong vapor pres sure Jtivers of Fire The phase of the eruption is ex tremely active today as a conse quence of which the bottom of the crater is full of rivers of fire Todays was the first eruptive ac tivity of Vesuvius since June 1933 It was believed that unless the eruption increased considerably in intensity there would be io dam age to property The lava flow re mained in the enormous crater of the volcano and did not begin to come down the sides of the moun tain ROOSEVELT HITS BACK AT CRITICS OF RELIEF WORK Cites Permanent Civic Improvements to Be Undertaken WASHINGTON July 3 President Roosevelt struck back to day at published criticism that many small projects contemplated under the work relief program rep resented a return to the abandoned civil works program At his press conference he read a partial list of some of the under takings planned in Alabama which included many permanent civic im provements as contrasted with the temporary character of some of the work done under CWA The same principles said the president ap plied to the other 17 states as well Defines Wnrk IUui Giving a detailed definition of his work relief plan the president clas sified projects costing more than as under the jurisdiction of the public works administration headed by Secretary Ickes and those costing less under the works pro gress administration headed by Harry L Hopkins While his conference was being held a house committee began ar rangements for opening Monday an investigation of charges of lobbying for and against the death sen tence in the public utilities holding company bill which the house elim inated against the presidents wishes Similar Probe Ordered A similar probe was ordered by the interstate commerce committee of the senate whose democratic leaders meanwhile preferred a com promise in an effort to achieve some gain for the administration on the death sentence proposal Official Washington was treated to another Huey Long story when it became known that he narrowly had missed receiving a sock on the jaw aimed at him last night on the dancing terrace of the Shoreham hotel by Burr Tracy Ansell son of the armys former judge advocate Turn I rnce 2 Column 1 Officers Accused EDWARD L OCONNOR Mexico Will Relax Its Enforcement of AntiChurch Laws MEXICO CITY July 3 high government official told the Associated Press today that en forcement of Mexicos antichurch laws would oe relaxed somewhat He was quoted as saying there will be no religious persecution Simultaneously it was said that the government plans no formal modification of the present laws which Catholic sources assert are in themselves persecution THREE IOWA YOUTHS GET FOURTH PLACE IN JUDGING CONTEST N E W C A S T LEUPONTYNE England July 3 Iowa boys who entered the International Young Farmers clubs dairy judging contest placed fourth today scoring 1231 points as compared with 1 286 points of the English team which captured first place The boys Robert D Putnam 15 of Oelwein and Grover Miehe 16 and Paul Harrison 19 of Mayiiard had to judge 32 cows and heifers in competition with teams from north Ireland Scotland Wains and England They were the youngest competi tors and the first American team since 1932 and appeared nervous at the beginning of the contest but their voices were decisive and clear as they spoke their judging decisions into the microphone WALTER MALEY Get A round on the Sunny Side Siouv Cityan Elected TOLEDO July Milligan of Sioux City was elected a director of the National Hay association convention here Notice To Subscribers Because there are no rural route deliveries on Thursday July 4 Wednesday nights North Iowa Edition will be printed im mediately after the afternoon pa per and will not carry the re sults of the afternoon ball games and will not appear on the streets of Mason City Scores of Wednes days games may be obtained by telephoning the GlobeGazette office Thursday July 4 the regular holiday schedule will prevail in this oftice The Home Edition will he printed and distributed early and the North edi tion will be on sale on the streets after 7 oclock with complete re turns of all hall panics ami sports events and other occurrcmcs ol the lav C S Coddingfon in The depression is about licked Spend a dime and help the fight along So reads a sign on a Tennessee roadside concession It reflects the belief of many The same senti ment should be in vogue here Conditions are getting better here right along There are those who paint the drab side who hold that if we are economically sick we should not be afraid to face the facts Well and good But few patients completely recover by constantly dwelling on their ailments The psychological effect of looking at the brighter side occa sionally has a way of getting results that is surprising at times The dividends from play ing up the brighter side are always greater than those that come from overemphasizing the dark drob features of our economic life According to a survey recently completed by the United Press association business is increasing in small cities towns and villages in the eastern half of the United States there is a sharp upturn in tourist trade and prospects of good crops in the event of favor able weather are bright The survey shows Cedar Falls Record that small cities are leading the way to re covery in 13 states New York Delaware Maryland Pennsylvania Virginia Tennessee Arkansas Missouri Illinois Indiana Ohio West Virginia and New Jersey Some of the evidence found in the sur vey Business streets crowded shoppers fill the stores good cheer and confidence reigns farmers throughout the fertile Mississippi valley gazing upon what promises to develop into splendid crops farmers more concerned at present over the size of the crop than with prices they will receive considerable highway and building construction in evidence a re toiler in the rich cotton section of Arkansas said his business was the best it had been in three years As a man thinketh so is he If we want to believe that business is going to the bow wows perhaps it will head that way The bet ter attitude of mind is that which views con ditions more optimistically giving a fair break to economic conditions and being all setto reap the benefits of a returning pros perity GIRLS SLAYING Man Held in New York as Suspect in Killing of Detroit Child BULLETIN NEW YORK July 3 tective Raymond Henshaw today announced that Morton Ward Goodrich admitted the slaying H year old Lillian Gallaher in De troit last September NEW YORK July 3 man giving the name of Raymond Johnson 27 who pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge yester day was being questioned by detec tivestoday as the suspected slayer of 11 year old Lillian Gallaher in Detroit last September The man was arrested yesterday morning in Central park by a pa trolman who said he was acting in decently while watching children wade in a playground pool On his plea of guilty to that charge he was remanded to jail by magistrate Adolph Stern to be sen tenced Friday Detective Thomas Dalton of the criminal identification bureau an nounced that Johnsons fingerprints were identical with those of Mer ton Ward Goodrich trap drummer who has been sought by Detroit po lice ever since the body of the Gal lagher girl was found trussed in a trunk in his apartment at 61 War ren street Detroit The patrolman who arrested the man held here is in line to receive a reward of 2000 if Johnson is the man sought 18 OTHERS ALSO NAMEDASGRAND JURORS REPORT State Attorney General and Aide Accused of Conspiracy SIOUX CITY July 3 Woodbury county graft grand jury today indicted Atty Gen Edward L OConnor and Walter Maley first assistant attorney general on charges of conspiracy to operate gambling houses and gambling de vices in Woodbury county and else where in Iowa The same indictments carried the names of 18 others whom the grand jury charged with conspiracy Among the IS were the 12 mem bers of the alleged Sioux City slot machine syndicate indicted last week The jury convened in April to in vcstigate alleged comiptioin and graft in public office in Iowa It has heard scores of witnesses Serving Prison Term Attached to the indictments of OConnor and Maley was a trans cript of testimony before the grand jury by Bert Rollinger who is serv ingat Fort Madison for extortion in which Rollinger set forth that he had paid Attorney General Edward L OConnor in person S750 in cash as the first payment for protection on the slot machine racket and the liquor including the beer for Wood bury county and Plymouth county Rollinger testified he came from Le Mars to Des Moines in 1933 to make the payment after A man by the name of Cark Findley who was the name of Park Findley who was gation had visited him Collecting on Liquor Findley Rollinger testified want ed to know if I wasnt collecting on slot machines and liquor and I told him I was on the one and wasnt on the other and I told him that I was collecting on the liquor and he wanted me to kick in to them the state He said Rollingers testimony continued You will either kick in with us or we will have to put the heat on you Rollinger in his testimony said he came to Des Moines later talked with Findley in a hotel and told him I wouldnt deal with him unless I knew that his chief Mr OConnor was willing to approve Called to Room Findley called OConnor to the ho tel room the witness testified He OConnor said it was very strange I would insist on wanting to make the first payment to him di rect the testimony set forth and I told him that I didnt know him and he didnt know me and he said well I know you are just a bootlegger and if you ever say anything about this you may be sure that I will ride you in the peni tentiary so far you will never get out After I had this talk with OCon nor I handed him the package oj in bills in it and told him that that was my initial payment of S7f0 that I would make payment after that to Mr Findley and the balance of the payments I made were to Findley I paid Park Find ley I5ooUegged at Le Mars Rollinger testified he started bootlegging in 1916 and 1917 while Turn In rate 1 Cnllimn J Killed in Fall From Porch After Quarrel DES MOINES July 3 fall from a rooming house porch killed George Fritz 59 and caused the arrest of John Jarvis 48 for investigation Neighbors said the men had been quarreling before Fritz plunged on to his head on a walk below For Emergencies Vacation camping and summer outings bring their inevitable toll of bumps and bruises You will want to carry along the GlobeGazette service booklet First Aid Com piled in cooperation with the United States public health service and the American Red Cross A complete and authoritative manual for emergencies Tells how to treat shock sunburn snake bites wounds burns lightning stroke bleeding suffocation poison ivy burns hives mosquito bites and the sting of bees Enclose six cents to cover cost handling and postage Use this coupon Report 20 Drowned as 5 Ships Capsize OSLO Norway July T Re ports from Murmansk U P S R said 20 person were drnwnn In day as five fishing vessels capsized in a gale on the White sea i The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose six cents in coin 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