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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 30, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NfWSPAFIR THAT MAJCCS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIICHIORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS X COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WlHJt SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 301 Our System Undermined jlass Douglas and Hoover Agree on New Deal By NICHOLAS ROOSEVELT WASHINGTON Sept Senator Carter Glass Lewis Doug las Herbert Hoover and the su preme court of the United States are all in accord that the new deal is trying to effect drastic changes in the American form of govern ment it is futile to pretend that this is not so It is therefore pertinent to in quire what these changes are and whether they are desirable let alone whether they are consti tutional What should the repub lican policy be with respect to them U n d e r 1 y ing most of the new deal acts is the paternalistic central Nicholas Roosevelt theory of a government Under this theory power is to be concentrated in the hands of the president at the expense not only of the state but of congress Insofar as the supreme court can nullify this process many new dealers wish to see the courts right to interpret the constitution curtailed Would Change System In short new dealers are seeking to discard the carefully developed system of checks and balances which is the product of 150 years of American political experience based on centuries of AngloSaxon back ground They want a strongly cen tralized government in place of the the loosely knit federal system which we have not developed Why not make such a change say many people in good faith New economic and social conditions they tell us demand new political meth ods The answer is in the first place that the mere asser tion tf the premise that new conditions demand new political ma chinery does not necessarily mean that our pre1932 political system is outmoded Even were it to be proved that new machinery is need ed it is essential to examine what the new deal program offers in place of what we had and then to see what we would have to give up in exchange for the supposed bene fits of the new system Give Away Rights If a paternalistic government is to be established in the United Turn to 3 Column 2 MANLEY TRIAL WITNESS MISSING Wolfe Appointed Local Chief of Police EIGHT DEAD IN TENEMENT FIRE Owner of Grocery on First Building Held for Questioning CHICAGO Sept 30 persons four of them the child ren of one family were killed today in a fire and explosion which gutted a three story tenement building on the west side Eight others were in jured The four victims in one family were Daniel and Pasquclina Cappo la 10 year old twins and their brothers Philip 4 and Ralph 12 Frank Vitale owner of a grocery on the first floor of the building was taken to the Maxwell street police station to be questioned con cerning the blaze by Fire Attorney Thomas J Sheenan and Police Capt John Norton A basement explosion which pre ceded the fire blew out the north west corner of the structure blew out all the windows and weakened the floors and ceilings Flames then swept through the interior of the building trapping the 20 sleeping occupants of the building Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fulr Monday night atitl Tuesday Cooler Mon day night with frost in northwest portion Cooler east anrt south nrens Tuesday MINNESOTA Generally Monday night and Tuesday much cooler with heavy to killing frost Monday night rifling lempcrature in northwest Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum Sunday 61 Minimum in night 4H At 8 A M Monday 58 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum Saturday I Minimum In Night tfl At R A M Sunday 48 It appears thatSeptember wil come to a close without a killing frost PRESIDENT SAYS INDUSTRY MUST SPEED UP HIRING Proposes Nevada Power Line at Dedication of Boulder Dam BOULDER CITX Nev Sept 30 the site of Boulder dam built here with govern ment funds President Roosevelt told private industry today it must take over more rapidly the finding of jobs for Americas unemployed In dedicating the huge power flood control and irrigation dam on turbulent Colorado river the presi dent cited it as an example of use ful government work but declared federal projects were desirable chiefly to throw in the clutch and start the wheels Mr Roosevelt said Signs of Effect It is a simple fact that govern ment spending is already beginning o show definite signs of ita effect n consumer spending that the put ing of people to work by the gov rnment has put other people to vork through private employment nd that in two years and a half ve have come to the point where trivate industry must bear the prin ipal responsibility of keeping the irocesses of greater employment moving forward with accelerated speed Mr Roosevelt declared the public vorks expenditures by the federal and lesser branches of government had left the credit of government stronger and safer than at any ime in the past six years He proposed a state power line torn this project as a yardstick o measure the cost of power hroughout the United States Discusses Vardstick In discussing the power yard itick Mr Roosevelt stated It is my belief that the government should proceed to lay down the rst yardstick from this great ower plant in the form of a state ower line assisted in its financing jy the government and tapping the vonderful natural resources of southern Nevada The president strongly defended the countless other federal projects of smaller nature now underway hrough the rapid fire jobs making works progress administration Pointing to the vast use of Boul der dam in preventing floods irri ating soil and providing power he asked Can we say that a five foot Brushwood dam across the head waters of an arroyo and costing only a millionth part of Boulder dam is an undesirable project or a vaste of money On Safer Basis With it all he continued with work proceeding in every one of the morn than three thousand coun ties in the United States the actual credit of government agencies is on a stronger and safer basis than at any time in the past six years Many states have actually improved their financial position in the past two years Municipal tax receipt are being paid when the taxes fal due and tax arrearages are steadily declining Proudly detailing the far reach ing purpose of human benefit hoped for from the new dam Mr Roosevelt reiterated his determina tion to complete similar undertak ings in the other three corners of the Tennessee valley experiment already underway in the southeast the grand Coulee dam project nearing completion in the northwest and the proposed St Lawrence waterways development although he did not specify the lat ter three proposals Fnur Great Units Today marks he said the offi eial completion and dedication o Highlights of Talk by Roosevelt BOULDER DAM Nev Sept 30 of President Roose velts speech today dedicating Boul der dam The actual credit of government agencies is on a stronger and safer basis than at any time in the past six years Government spending is already beginning to show definite signs of its effect on consumer spending The putting of people to work by the government has put other people to work ment through private employ x x x Private industry must bear the principal responsibility of keep ing the processes of greater em ployment moving forward with ac celerated speed x x x The government should proceed to lay down the first yard sticks from this great power plant n the form of a state power line assisted in its financing by the gov ernment The people of the United States are proud of Boulder dam x x x And must surely recognize that the national benefits which will be de rived from the completion of this roject will make tncmselves felt in every state This is an engineering victory of Ihe first great achievementof American resource fulness skill and determination Throughout our national history we have had a great program of public improvements and in these Lwo years all that we have done has been to accelerate that pro gram Can we say that a five foot brush dam across the headwaters of an arroyo and costing only a mil lionth part of Boulder clam is an undesirale project or a waste of money We have helped mankind by the works themselves am at the same time we have created the necessary purchasing power to throw in the clutch to start the wheels of what we call private industry ICKES DEFENDS CHANGING NAME Says Boulder Dam Too Vast Project to Carry Name of Living Man BOULDER CITY Sept 30 Secretary Ickes presiding at the dedication of Boulder dam today defended changing the name from Hoover dam on the contention it was too vast a project to carry the name of any living man He gave major credit for pushing through the project to Senator Hiram Johnson of California It has been well said Ickcs stated that if this dam should bear the name of any living person then it should be christened John son dam I may say however that Sen ator Johnson shares the belief that this great engineering achievement should not carry the name of any living man but on the contrary should be baptised with a designa tion as bold and characteristic and imagination stirring as the dam it LINER GROUNDED OFF JAMAICA IN WAKE OF STORM Bermuda Alarmed as It Awaits Approaching Hurricane MIAMI Fla Sept 30 muda British island playground of the wealthy today was alarmed as a tropical hurricane approached af ter devastating Bimini without loss of life Bermuda expected the storm to skirt the tonight The Rotterdam of the Holland American line waa aground with approximately 450 passengers and a crew of 526 on a reef 60 miles southeast of Kingston Jamaica in the wake of the Caribbean storm Enroute to New York The liner was enroule back to New York after a cruise to the Vir gin Islands and to La Guayra in Venezuela Captain J Van Dulken veteran master of the Rotterdam reported all was calm aboard as the British steamer Ariguani stood by to take off passengers There was no fear for the safety of those on board First efforts to float the liner were unsuccessful The liners offices in New York said the reason for the grounding of the Rotterdam was not known thereJt first was thought the ship might have been blown into Morant Cays by the storm Message to Governor A message to Acting Governor J H Jarrett of the Bimini devastated No casualties Many inhabitants homeless Com missioners residence destroyed All wharves gone Wireless completely destroyed Bimini is a tiny coral island 45 mils east of Miami It was an oasis for thirsty Americans during pro hibition There are 630 persons liv ing there most of whom are en gaged in fishing for a livlihood A relief party headed by Gover nor Jarrett made ready to fly from Nassau to Bimini Doctors and en gineers were to go there also to sur vey the damage and start recon struction 2 Dead In Jamaica The storm left two dead in Ja maica and some 30 in Cuba as it whipped into those islands last Fri day night and Saturday barely changing its course to miss Flor idas east coast The British cruiser Danae report ed to Kingston Jamaica the storm had caused much damage to the Cayman islands but there waa no loss of life The Cayman islands are northwest of Jamaica James Laughead Associalec Press staff photographer who flew lo Bimini this morning reportct ibout 715 per cent of the 325 house there destroyed but the inhabitants were calm and cheerful Karpis Under Suspicion in Raid on Bank CHICAGO Sept 30 men and a woman were wounded wo critically when seven gunmen were driven off by tear gas in an attempted robbery today at the University State bank on the south side Seriously injured were William Fleming 58 bank guard who was shot twice In the chest and Mrs Dorothy Gregory 29 a bank cus tomer in whose spine a bullet lodged after striking her in the right hip Thome Deuel 45 a University of Chicago research department pro fessor and Carl Ruether 40 a paper manufacturer both bystanders were shot in the righ ankle and leg When a police sergeant attempted to flag down the fleeing gunmen about 5 miles from the bank they exchanged shots with him wound ing Chester White 23 Negro Scnr on Jtight Cheek Led by a man who police said bore a scar on his right cheek and might have been Alvin Karpis pub lic enemy No 1 said to have a simi lar disfigurement three of the gun men invaded the bank while four others waited outside Miss Astrid Olson a teller step ped on a tear gas release and Flem ing reached for his pistol Fleming shot in the first volley continued to exchange shoes with the gunmen The three customers fell wounded Blinded by the tear gas the gun men fled Six miles northwest of the bank they curbed the car of police Sergt Maurice Flynn who said their car was accompanied by a second automobile bearing Texas license plates inwhich a woman and a small boy rode Draws His Revolver Flynn drew his revolver and the gunmen fled He chased them and they opened fire He returned the shots and White a bystander waa wounded The gunmen distanced Flynn who returned and took White to a hospital Flynns car was rid dled with 20 bullet holes Police at first believed Midget Fcrnekes desperado who recently escaped from the old prison at Joliet might have led the raid but named Karpis as a more likely sus pect when they obtained a descrip tion of the leader from witnesses Informed that police believed Karpis might have been in Jhe gang which raided the bank today Mur ray Ladd chief of the Chicago in vestigation bureau of the depart ment of justice said Karpis hnd no scar on his cheek New Police Chief Body of Iowa Man Found Pinned Under Wreckage of His Car 30 A searching party early today found the body of Will Pecks 4r year old Brunsville lumber yard worker pinned beneath the wreckage of his automobile in a river bed north of here Friends organized a searching party when Pecks failed lo return home last night His ear plunged off the bridge but the cause of the ao Boulder dam the first of four grca government regional units This is an engineering victory of the first of American resourcefulness skill and determination 1 The president recalled that Sen ator Johnson of California and Phil Swing former representative from California started the legislation which made the dam possible and i n v lit IUCC MM YHT 411 i nt Wei may he regard Boulder cidcnt t dctcrmined He wag dam as the greatest achievement in his productive life as a statesman 1 After the victory of Senator Johnson for Boulder dam in con gress ami the work had been start ed the dam was called Hoover dam in honor of Herbert Hoover who was then president The change back to Boulder tlam after Ickes became secretary of the Interior caused much discussion over the nation related the hopes for which the structure was built to harness the I turbulent Colorado and provide I power prevent floods and make possible future homesteads ROOSEVELT DENIES TAX BOOSTS TO BF NEE1ED WASHINGTON Sept 30 Presidenl Roosevelt told the nation In a report published today that federal deficits will not be as large as originally estimated anrt that his critics are wrong when they say Turn 4 It Criticized by Reno CHICAGO Sept 30 Reno of Des Moines president of the National Farmers Holiday associa tion in an address criticized state ments of President Roosevelts Fre mont Nebr address He contended an effort was made to mislead peo ple as to actual farm conditions Japanese Officer and 13 Soldiers Killed in Bandits Ambush TOKIO Sept 30 The news paper Asahi reported torlay that a Japanese lieutenant and 13 soldiers had been killed and four wounded when 300 bandits ambushed a small Japanese column along the Sungari river southeast of Yughukuo on the HarbinHsinking railway The report said Japanese rein forcements had been rushed to the scene Stroke Fatal to Mulligan FORT DODGE Sept 30 stroke of apoplexy suffered last Friday resulted In the death of Thomas Halligan 81 lifelong resi dent of Webster county JUDGE READY TO ASSIGN TRIALS Reports of Legal Jockeying Heard as Graft Inquiry Nears Showdown SIOUX CITY Sept r0 Re ports of legal jockeying ran thoir course at the courthouse hero today and most persistent was the predic tion that the state will ask continu ance of trials for all the defendants indicted by the Woodbury county graft grand jury During most of the morning Dis trict Judge W W Scott conferred with attorneys representing various defendants Atty Gen Edward L OConnor appeared to renew his re quest for an immediate hearing He was accompanied by his attorneys Fred Free of Sioux City and T E Diamond of Sheldon Lou Salinger Carroll attorney was present representing1 Waller Ma Icy OConnors first assistant Judge Scott was expected to take the bench for assignment of trials latfr this afternoon The Iowa supreme court assigned Scott whose home is in Davenport as an extra Woodbury county dis trict court judge on request of H Sioux City attorneys who declared another judge wan needed because the docket was crowded by the in dictments returned by the graft grand jury Favors Trial First The judge last week informed Woodbury County Atty M E Rawllngfl that the court would be ready to assign the graft cases today and start trial immediately thereafter He indicated he favored trial of OConnor first declaring he is entitled to consideration as Iowas principal law enforcement official OConnor Is No 1 defendant on the list of more than two score per sons indicted by the grand jury yet to he tried on a variety of charges He is accused of conspiring with his first assistant Walter Maley and PATTON RESIGNS AND GETS MONTH ABSENCE LEAVE Night Captain Advanced After Working Up From Ranks Night Captain Harold K Wolfe was appointed new chief of police by City Manager Herbert T Bar clay upon resignation of Chief E J Patton Monday noon Captain Wolfes appointment was to become effective at midnight Oct 1 Chief Patton who was elected president of the Iowa association of Chiefs of Police at Cedar Rapids re cently made his resignation to be effective Nov 1 HD had no state ment to make at present but said that he may give out his plans a little later Given Months Leave In accepting Chief Pattons resig nation City Manager Herbert T Barclay said that the former chief would be given a months leave of absence as an accumulative vaca tion due him for the period he has been in office and that the leave of absence would be effective nt mid night Chief Patton has been Mason Citys chief of police for the past two and onehalf years receiving his appointment April 20 1933 from the former City Manager E H CrtH foot Patton if Frank Sanford in office From 1923 until 1927 he was commissioner of public safety here following a ser vice of 17 years as engineer for the Chicago Milwaukee St Paul and Pacific railroad Appointed by Kock Captain Wolfe has been with the force since July 15 1920 when he received his appointment from the then acting Police Chief Tom Lock For six months Officer Wolfe drove the patrol wagon and then was giv en a regular beat as patrolman from which he finally went into work as plain clothes man and then received his appointment as nlghi captain In February For the past six and onehalf years he has served in this capacity In making the appointment City Manager Barclay said ho bcllcvec he had a good man who has work ed his way up in the force am knows the men and the job and wil receive the hest of cooperation Although Captain Wolfe was born at Cedar Rapkls Jan 2 1809 he has resided in Mason City since he was 31 yearn of age To Build Department F Intend to put the department on a par with the best in the noun try as nearly as it is possible said Caplnin Wolfe when informed of HAKOLD E WOLFK MELVIN PURVIS DENIES PROMISE Dillinger Woman in Red Says She Was Not to Be Deported CHICAGO Sept 30 H Purvis former chief of the de partment of justice in Chicago de nied today that he had promlsca Mrs Anna Sage the woman in red Immunity from deportation in return for information that led to the slaying of John Dllllnger Pwrviit denial was made to United States District Attorney Michael Ijfpe and his assistant Austin Hall The former G man was closeted with and Hall for more than an hour presumably mapping out plans to fight Mrs Sages to avoid deportation to Roumania Deportation Held Up Her deportation scheduled for last Saturday was held up by a writ of habeas corpus Issued by Federal Judge John P Barnes Mrs Sage was under order today to ap pear in court Thursday for a hear Ing After theconference Purvis was served with a subpoena to appea at the habeas corpus hearing Pro viously he had conferred for a few mlnotcs with Judge Barnes In chambers to Talk Purvis declined to tulk for puhli cation hut it waa reported thai h informed the authorities that he ha notified J Edgar Hoover director o the federal bureau of Investigation of the part played by Mrs Sage ir the Dilllnger affair and had recom mended that proper representation be mnde to the department of labor My conscience Is clear was th only statement Purvis would give t interviewers his appointment i know T will have I he hearty cooperntion of my men toward the boHerrcni of the department niul II is my Rim to try for the highest degree of cfficicn ey The now chief was informed of his appointment at his home 410 Madison avenue northwest where he refrained from discussing any plans he might have in view upon taking office Voters of Memel Go to Polls Again Under Heavy Police Guarc MKMKL Sept 30 crowd of puzzled irritable voters gath ered today at polling stations un der heavy police guard for the sec ond day of the election between German and Lithuanian candidates for the Mcmel territorys diet The extension of the elections followed a breakdown of the ar rangements yesterday when the complicated voting procedure pre vented an estimated 40 per cent of the populace from casting ballots STATE GRANTED HUNT MERCURIO lury of 7 Women and 5 Men Cbosen to Hear Liquor Case DES MOINES Sept 30 CSVDis rlcl Judge Russell Jordan granted i continuance of the trial of Ber nard E Manley this afternoon to 0 a m tomorrow when the states ey witness Mike Mercurlo failed o answer a subpena Continuance was asked by Coun y Attorney Carl Burkman Judge Jordan said that if Mer curio did not appear tomorrow he ivould require the state to continue vlth presentation of Its other wit nesses and that If the evidence waa nsufflcient he could act according y No Other Witness County Attorney Carl Burkman n asking for the continuance said I know of no other witness ex cept Mercurlo by which the mat ters referred to In the indictment can be proved Manley Indicted on a charge of violating the state liquor law by selling 20000 state liquor seals to Mercuric A transcript of Mer curios testimony before tfce grand jury related details of the alleged John A Senneff Mason City at torney for Manley objected to con tinuing the trial Senneff argued the case had been set for trial week before last but that the subpeaa had not been served on Mercuric un til yesterday and that If the testimony as in the Indictment is presented it wiUnot be autflcient to merit conviction Criminal Record Senneff cited what he said was criminal record in Ne braska and Illinois Judge Jordan admitted the alleged recorddespite objections by Burkman Senneff Mercurio waa sen tenced to the Industrial school at Kearney Nebr In 1919 was sen tnceil to 22 yaars in the Nebraska state penitentiary for stealing an automobile was sentenced to the state ponltentlary in Illinois on a similar charge in 1927 on a liquor law violation In the fed eral court at DCS Moines in 1930 and was sentenced to 18 months at Peoria m on illegal possession Senneff alao stated Mercurio at present was out on a 1000 bond on n liquor violation charge Nothing In Affidavit Senneff alno asserted there was nothing in the affidavit of Mercurio that the county attorney believed the states main witness was telling the truth And with such a record as that it Is no wonder the county attorney would not attempt to make such a statement he declared Senneff also protested continua tion on the grounds that he had with him six character witnesses subpcnaed from Mason City These were Mrs A L Rule Judge Joseph I Clark Herman M Knudson Varies H Barber William L Dib Turn In 3 A Halle Selassie Prepared to Call 2 Million Troops By JAMES E MILLS Associated Foreign Stuff ADDIS ABABA Sept 30 Ti Emperor Halle Selassie was pre pared tonight to call for a general j mobilization of approximately 2 300000 fighting men All that remained in the way of such action waa to determine from his representatives in Geneva whe ther the League of Nations would fail In efforts to prevent an Italian attack The government was kept busy iFSiilng official denials of unfounded rumors Are Denied Among the rumors denied was that the general mobilization would be Tuesday or Wednesday that It aly had begun hostilities in the north that Italian aviators were flying daily over Ethiopian territory and that two shipments of Japanese munitions had arrived An adviser to the king of kings asserted that if necessary 2000000 Ethiopian warriors would soon he marching No definite date was set fnr the general mobilization however ami authorities said it was conceivable the proclamation might even he withheld if the League of Nations or the Ethiopian delegation to Gen eva advised such action Time Has Come Calling the League of Nations attention to the Increasing gravity of Italian aggression Halle Selas sie said In his telegram to Geneva caqvi ouioo STH ouiji be failing in our duty If we longer delayed general mobilization One of his principal counselors said we cannot protect our fron tiers against possible sudden inva sion and at the same time refrain from mobilization Common prud ence compels us to be alert Here war appears inevitable and immen ent There is a point beyond which Turn tit puce 3 enlwnti ble and W Karl Hall Manleys attorney also asserted the liquor commission chairman would testify he never had seen Turn In 3 column The Correct Word Thousands of careless expres sions are strewn in every path of life ensnare the unwary Each is a mark of slovenly thinking What for example is an actual fact If a statement presents a fact that is all that may be said for it An actual fact is merely a bo vine cow The New Word Book available through our Washington Information bureau lists more than 3000 everyday words commonly mis spelled mispronounced or used in correctly A copy will be mailed to your home as a special service of Mason City GlobeGazette Incloae 10 cents to cover cost postage and handling Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGaaette Information bureau Frederic J HasKin director Washington D C I inclose 10 in coin carcfullv wrapped for tte Word Booklet Name Street City State Mai to Washington DC