Thursday, July 4, 1935

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 4, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DAY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI WVB CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 4 1935 SECTION ONE THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 226 More Time Is Needed Haste on Roosevelt Tax Plan Alarms Stewart By CHARLES P STEWART Centra Press Staff Writer July ally speaking I have no sympa thy with the pro position that con gress at best is a necessary evil and that the shorter and more infrequent its sessions the bet ter Ordinarily it seems to me that the country is safer when the lawmakers are on the they ought to be in Washington most of the time maybe Perhaps the present situation however is an exception I can believe that business really is incapable of recovering in the midst of the smother of events now going on in the capital It isnt that Americas entire eco nomic system may not need reform ing possibly it does But it is disturbing to observe reform in process of being effected by an administration which seems to be erratic beyond all reckoning which appears ttf be downright delirious Think of jamming through a share our wealth plan in less than a week Want to Understand Sharing it is all right with folk like me who havent got any to begin with but even we would like to understand the plan and con vince ourselves that it will work before it is started on No wonder congress decided to delay the measure and to give it the usual consideration The president in a press confer ence made known that he had not intended the bill to be shoved through in a week Congress has bulged increasingly since it met early last January with bills that the very statesmen who introduced them couldnt ex plain clearly to an inquiring jour some of them nearly as important as the share our wealth measure but as mysterious as the Einstein theory to the aver age individual Yes and to the av erage congressman Do They Conflict The white house may comprehend them If so it is a wonder Besides wont they conflict even assuming that each taken separate ly is meritorious Executive pressure for lightning like passage of the socalled share Old Mount Vesuvius Puts on Great Show NAPLES July 4 Mount Vesuvius displayed exceptional vol canic efforts today for residents of Naples and Fourth of July visitors to resorts around the famous blue bay Scientists at the national observa tory on the mountain however as serted that the volcano was merely giving vent to eruptions now con sidered periodic TfeWeather FORECAST IOWA Showers or thunder storms Thursday night and Fri day Continued warm MINNESOTA Local showers or thunderstorms Thursday night and Friday not so warm Friday and in northwest Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday HI Minimum in Night 68 At 8 A M Thursday 80 North Iowa was introduced to the Fourth of July Wednesday with a heat that exceeded the years previous high mark by 6 degrees A like heat Thursdayappeared to be In prospect with the S oclock temperature standing at SO Wed nesdays maximum was 11 degrees bclnw the high point of test sum mer LIBERTY U S MISSIONHOOVER State Attorney General and Maley Proclaim Their Innocence SIOUX CITY July 4 po lice raid six months ago touched off a series of officnl investigations which today brought under indict ment the states attorney general and his first assistant After a three month inquiry into charges of graft and corruption in public office the Woodbury county grand jury yesterday indicted Atty Gen Edward L OConnor and his first assistant Walter F Maley on charges oC conspiracy to operate gamblinghouses and gambling de vices Attached to the Indictment was a transcript of sensational evidence by a grand jury witness asserting he paid ths attorney general in cash for protection Serving Prison Term Bert Rollingijr the witness is serving a term in the state peniten tiary for extortion Rollinger testi fied he became a collector for a bootlegging ring and received pay off money with which to silence federal agents The witness testified he came to Des Moines in 1933 to pay OConnor as a first payment for slot ma chine protection after Park Find ley late head of the bureau of in vestigation warned him either to kick in or we will have to put the heat on you1 He testified that in 1932 he ar ranged for protection for slot ma chine operators by which federal agents would tip him off when they were going to raid an establishment where protected slot machines were in operation Bonds Posted Bonds oi each were posted for OConnor and Maley pending trial probably before the September term of court Both OConnor and Maley pro claimed their innocence Gov Clyde L Herring vacationing at Cass Lake Minn could not be reached for comment The maximum penalty on convic tion of conspiracy is three years imprisonment State Auditor C W Storms said the indictment of the Iowa attor ney general does not affect his of ficial status in any way since he is an elective officer and subject to removal only by impeachment Storms said Maleys position re mains unchanged unless he is sus pended by OConnor 18 Others Named The graft grand jury named 18 other men in the indictments against OConnor and Maley in cluding 12 members of an alleged Sioux City slot machine run in dicted last week The grand jury filed separate charges of conspiracy against three of the men nameo with OConnor and Maley accused a man and his Turn to Fajte 2 Column 4 Attacks F R Police Raid Start of Iowa Graft Investigations BONDSOm000 EACH POSTED BY OCOM AIDE GOVEBNOR TAIMADGK Tornadoes and High Temperatures join to Take Five Lives ST PAUL July 4 does combined with rocketing tem peratures to leave five dead and at least nine injured in the northwest today Two were killed near Crookston Minn by a tornado which swirled from western North Dakota yester day and nine were reported injured A girl was killed by lightning at Doadwood S Dak ami two were j drowned in the twin cities State Rights Issue Raised byTalmadge CANTON Ga July 4 ernor Eugene Talmadge raised the issue of states rights today in a bitter speech against the Roosevelt administration Here for an Independence day dedication of a new highway bridge the governor made what many ob servers believe to be a bid for Georgias vote against Mr Roose velts renomination in 1936 States rights is the bulwark of protection for the people of Georgia he said in a prepared ad dress It is also the bulwark of protection for the people in New York Maine California Oregon and all of the other states of the union Ready for Dissolution When the time ever comes for the sovereignties of the several states of this union to be ignored and forgotten then this union is ready for dissolution It is fitting for us on July Fourth to take stock and see how far we have departed from the old land lines and foundation stones of government Georgia being ever alert to pro tect the sovereignty of the state and states rights not only helps and protects the people of Georgia but protects every other state in the union and every citizen in Georgia Has Been Failure Governor Talmadge said experi mental legislation of President Roosevelt had been a failure had retarded progress and called for immediate abandonment of the en tire program as the only road to recovery The agricultural program with its processing taxes he said had bled the people white and while the taxes filled the national treasury with more money than the wildest dreams of Croesus the nation was faced with famine and had to turn to multiplied imports to meet de mands for products the present ad ministration deliberately destroyed SLAYER CLAIMS WIFE INNOCENT OF ANY CHARGE Goodrich Declares She Urged Him to Give Himself Up PICTUKE ON PAGE 2 NEW YORK July 4 Ward Goodrich confessed slayer of 11 year old Lillian Gallaher in De troit last September today avowed the innocence of his wife Florence and declared she had urged him many times to surrender Goodrich dance orchestra trap drummer who was confined several times in Ohio asylums to cure a pathological attitude toward child ren met his wite this morning in the detectivesquarters at the po lice station as he awaited the arriv al of court officials to sign extradi tion papers Waiving extradition Goodrich was given into the custody of Detroit of ficials later today Waives Extradition His wife Florence charged with acting in concert with Goodricn in his flight from Detroit also waiv ed extradition The Detroit officials said they would return with the prisoners late today probably by train Dressed in the same sport clothes he wore when arresled Tuesday night Goodrich was led into the room an hour before his wife was brought in Hello honey he said to her when matrons brought her in I had a bad night I couldnt sleep In the presence of his wife Good rich related their wanderings after the Gallaher girl was killed and then proclaimed the complete innocence of Mrs Goodrich The 27 year olci musician said he had read accounts of his arrest in the newspapers They were wrong in this re spect he said I really didnt tell my wife about the murder until four months ago in New York Since then she has kept right after me to go to the police and tell them everything Tells Wife Story After slaying the Detroit child and placing her body in a trunk in his room Goodrich said he met his wife and I told her then I had been having trouble with the piano play er in the orciiestra I was with This fellow had been chiseling I lold my wife that we got into a fight and I showed her bloodstains on the piano in the apartment and told her I didnt know how badly he was hurt We had about and I persuad ed her to leave Detroit at once with me for Pontiac Mich by bus Then we went to Port Huron hitchhik ing Then we went to Kincardine Ontario and from there to Mon treal We crossed the border again and went to the White mountains in Vermont working in summer re sorts and on farms along the way We next came down to Boston and Hartford and arrived in New York in January LEADING SECURITY COMMODITY MARTS IN COUNTRY CLOSED NEW YORK July 4 leading security and commodity markets in the United were closed today Independence day Kuropean and Canadian finan cial and rommodity markets WTO open as usual Firecracker Helps Cause Flight Delay NEW YORK July 4 fire cracker indirectly caused Miss Laura Ingalls to postpone today her attempt to set a new transconti nental cirplane speed record Not long be fore she was to take off the avi atrix announced that she had temporarily giv en up the at tempt principal ly because anti tetanus s e r u rn had made her ill She was also in Laura Infralls fluenced by re ports of bad weather in the western part of the nation she said She had been unmindful of the pain in her foot which wag struck by a carelessly thrownfirecracker but the burn necessitated the anti tetanus injection Miss Ingalls set no date for her takeoff on the flight from JNev York to Burbank Cal IOWAS WORKS CHIEF SELECTED Acceptance Awaited Before Harry Hopkins Reveals His Identity WASHINGTON July 4 nouncement of an Iowa administra tor for the new federal works pro gram today awaited acceptance by the person to whom Harry L Hop kins works progress administration said he had offered the position Hopkins announced yesterday that he was satisfied he had found the man to handle the job but de clined to reveal his identity pending word on whether the offer is ac cepted Three possible selections were definitely removed from further consideration when Hopkins said liis choice was none of those most fre quently postponed They are E H Miilock recently resigned as state relief administrator P F Hopkins Iowa PWA engineer and Prof George Keller of the University of Iowa former FERA chief engineer in Iowa Only lowa and Maine remain among all the states without an nounced federal works administra tors Pleads Innocence in Death During Battle DRS MOINES July 4 Jarvis 48 was held in jail without bond today after pleading innocent yesterday of a murder charge in connection with the death of George Fritz 59 Fritz died after he was thrown off a porch at his home dur ing a fight with Jarvis CELEBRATION OF FOURTH STAGED Dumont Reports One of First Accidents in North Iowa Crowds in North Iowa celebrated the Fourth under a sweltering sun special programs being given at several points Varied programs of entertainment were held by many towns including street spoils pa rades baseball games races band concerts and dances Mason City in general was quiet ith only an occasional firecracker being heard as some youth surrepti tiously ignored the city ordinance banning firing of fireworks Stands for the sale ot fireworks just outside the city limits werereported at times to bedoing a rushing busi ness Injured by Cracker Among the first accidents from fireworks reported in North Iowa was at Dumont when Junior 0 son of Mr and Mrs 1 C Havig received an injury to his thumb and first fingers on his right hand as a firecracker explodcciin his hand At Clear Lake the influx of holi day celcbrators had started a few days previously so that with Thurs days arrivals thousands were on hand for the full day and night pro gram Queen Is Crowned Garners annual celebration spon sored by the Chamber of Commerce and Hancock county Farm Bureau had as a feature the crowning of Miss Alice Rokos as queen of the day Baseball a parade free acts street sports were on the days pro gram ending with a dance North woor observed the fourth at a cele bration which included the rural eighth grade graduation Free acts baseball and an address by Supt H F Risse of St Ansgar whose appearance was sponsored by the American Legion were other fea tures Motor boat races swimming races and diving contests were features of Iowa Falls celebration A speaking program baseball free acts and street races were also scheduled Lake Mills started a celebration in the morning with athletic contests the days program including base ball games address parade and fire works The Rusty Hinge quartet of Mason City appeared on the pro gram Program Js Anriecl Charles Citys holiday program at Lions field was sponsored by the FarmersUnion Addresses baseball and athletic contests were included Decorah was also host to a large crowd at a varied program fcatur4 ing a revue baseball boxing and wrestling and fireworks St Michaels parish at Whitte rnore presented a program of sports baseball music and boxing Wesley day was celebrated at Wesley with a parade baseball game and free Turn to IaRp 2 nlumn 7 Holiday Quiet Settles Over U S Capital WASHINGTON July holiday quiet settled over the cap ital today but not all new dealers gave the whole day to Fourth of July observance In congress leaders looked ahead to new fights over the antiutilities holding company bill AAA amend ments and other controversial is sues Speaker Byrns and Represen tative Taylor acting ma jority leader were on the job try ing to strengthen house democratic lines President Roosevelt set aside part of the day for a talk with house ways and means committecmcn on hig taxthewealth program Hear ings will start next week No Fixed Plans For the remainder of the holiday the president had no fixed plans It was said he might take a long swim in the while house pool go for an automobile ride and just relax in an easy chair The house was in recess until to morrow but the senate had to meet at noon to comply with a law which says neither house shall recess more than three days without the consent of the other The senate today consisted of Vice President Garner the presiding officer and Senator Robinson the democratic leader whose duty it was to move a recess until Monday No other senators were required to be on hand Most members of congress and thousands of government clerks took advantage of the day to visit near by resorts Hear From Wheeler Those who remained heard from Senator Wheeler DMont a new prediction that the president would veto the utilities hill if it goes to the white house without the death sen tence for holding companies Wheeler is leading the drive to re store the death sentence which would make mandatory abolition of unnecessary holding firms It was stricken out in the house From downtown came word from associates of Frank C Walker that hedid not intend to resign as head of the administrations work relief division of application and informa tion This statement was prompted by rumors that Walker was leaving be cause changes in the work relief etup had left his division with little to do Business Regains Confidence Granger Mitchell in That strange barometer known as busi ness sentiment it is generally agreed has now begun to rise As one observer has put it businessmen throughout the country seem to have an indescribable inner feeling that things are better that continued improve ment is inevitable There is no particular statistical support for such a feeling he ad mits but confidence appears to have been mysteriously restored by a widespread pre sentment that the depression cycle has ended as far as the United States is concerned Other economic weather forecasters are inclined to ascribe the improvement in senti ment to a combination of factors including Fort Dodge Messenger the abundance of credit and the great ac cumulation of unfilled consumer needs They argue that business sentiment in the last an alysis is based on business experience which is sensitive to pressure that may not register upon the standard statistical barometers But whatever the mechanism the instrument that records confidence is pointing toward fairer weather As lack of confidence has been one of the important elements in the depression so the regaining of confidence will be infinitely more powerful than any activity of govern ment in bringing the country back CUBA DEPORTS 15 AMERICANS Calls Them Agitators Who Came Here to Disturb Public Order HAVANA July 4 Cu ban government shipping 15 pro fessed investigators back to the United States charged today that they were agitators who had come here to disturb public order and carry on a campaign of subversive propaganda A formal statement issued from the presidantial pnlacc explained that the government considered the uninvited visit of the commission to investigate social and labor con ditions unjustified interference in the internal affairs of Cuba The Americans protesting against their treatment sailed for New York on the liner Oricnte last night just hours in Cuba spent in the Tiscornia immigration station Death Held Accidental j MUSCATiXK July 4 iTVThn death of YVilmering I struck by an driven by his wife wis held accidental by a coroners jury WARNS CRISIS IS BEING REACHED ALLOVER WORLD Former President Says America Must Stand by Constitution GRASS VALLEY Cal July 4 of individual liberty is the mission of America former President Her bert Hoover de clared here today in a Fourth of July address Returning to the scenes of hig early career as a student mining e n g i n eer Mr Hoover in a pre pared talk praised the American con cept of liberty as voiced in the Herbert Hoover TJ e c la r atlon of Independence an3 constitution and warned hig audience that a worldwide attack upon individual liberty had reached a crisis America has today a transcend ent mission to civilization far be yond our own safety he declared It is our high duty to hold bright the light of individual liberty Front that light alone can come the ma terial and spiritual redemption oC mankind Ceases to TCxisr The former executive asserted in dividual liberty already had ceased to exist in whole nations with populations totaling 500000000 suffering from discouragement and disillusion and with a sort of slave psychology men would rather be safe than free And it hasturned out they are not safe he added Americas safety from attacks upon liberty he said lies in hold ing fast to the fundamentals of the great constitutional character of our liberties He continued Immortal Expression That is no mere legalistic parch ment It is an immortal expression of the spirit of men who would be forever free It is the invisible sen tinel which guards the door of every home from the invasion of coercion intimidation and fear Its great list of freedoms should be a part of our daily thought third only to the ten commandments and the sermon on the Mount It is not reactionary to hold fast to these fundamentals to oppose tyranny and to support liberty We realize that life is different in 1935 from 1776 The functions of govern ment must always be expanded to ITimi III raff 1 Column For Emergencies Vacation camping and summer outings bring their inevitable toll of humps and bruises You will want to carry along the GlobeGazetle service booklet Firsl Aid Com piled in cooperation with the United States public health service and the American Red Cross A complete and 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