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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 13, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 13 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 135 New AAA to Be Success Will Farmers Help When Not Forced to Do So ITALY NOT TO BACK SANGTI By CHARLES P STEWART AS H I N G T 0 N new AAA made over from the old one in an effort to stand possible tests as to its con stitutionality in the United States supreme court is holding its breath while waiting to see how the far mers will take to it in practice This time the administr a t i o n lacks the power to put limits up on agricultural production whe ther the yeomanry likes being lim ited or not Instead it must make it an in ducement to the farmer to curtail his crops nominally and in part genuinely for soil conservation pur poses but as a more immediate ob ject to reduce his output and in crease prices correspondingly for what he deos produce If he chooses not to reduce he cannot be com pelled to do so the supreme court knocked that out Likes High Prices Of course the farmer likes high prices for his stuff To that end he favors crop cur his neighbors But his tendency when he believes that they intend to curtail is to plant and cultivate his own acres as intensive ly as possible in order to have just that much more to sell at the ex psctedly increased rates That has been the trouble when ever a voluntary crop reduction program has been tried previously each individual farmer has worked himself and his land overtime in an effort to get maximum advantage from the anticipated price bulge due to other farmers curtailments and the allaround result has been unusually generous crops Gets Definite Reward To be sure under the new AAA the farmer is to get a definite re ward from the government for tak ing a share of his land out of mar ketable production and planting it to alfalfa or some other soil enrich and soil binding but unsalable growth However which will he prefer 11 To accept the governments moderate reward for 2 i To plant and cultivate for all he is on price advances idue to others curtail ments to yield him a much larger profit than the governments prom ised reward if he curtails too That remains to be seen Will This Occur A sectional unbalancing of agri culture likewise is prophesied by pessimists For example Southern cotton more tuan al most anything else is overdone It is conceivable that Dixies planters will be fairly willing to withdraw a proportion of their land from cotton in favor of the much advertised soilenriching legumes But cattle and swine thrive on le gumes Therefore wont the new AAA plans effect be to bring the south into sharp competition with the northern dairying industry and the pigraising corn belt That also remains to be seen How About Consumer The new AAAs backers speak of the program as designed to strike a fair price balance between producers and consumers Nobody denies that the farm pro ducer has suffered But the consumer Can he stand a heavier price load for his shelter and for what he eats and wears without an increased income Or ganized labor indeed can force up wages from time to time by des perate the A F of L has a membership of a scant 000 Consumers constitute a third of the population Supreme Court Again Consumerdom has had some nom inal representation in new deal counsels but whenever it has be come noisy its spokesmen have been dropped out And finally the new AAA hasn t established its constitutionality be fore the supreme court Its validity is sure to bo attacked presently In short the new deal deals with class against class It doesnt deal with them col lectively Italian Armies of Ethiopia on March in North and South ROME African arm ies are on the march in both north ern and southern Ethiopia Mar shal Pietro Badoglio reported Fri day with warplanes combing the territory between Neghelli and Ad dis Ababa At Least 13 Persons Dead in Eastern Floods DAMAGE HEAVY ATLANTIC COAST Cold Weather Slows Up Iowa Runoff Forecast Is for Warmer By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The icy crests of unnumbered swollen streams plunged seaward Friday leaving at least 13 per sons dead endangering additional thousands and causing millions of dollars damage in eastern states and Canada Colder weather increased the mis ery of refugees and torrents were increasing in fury in parts of Pennsylvania New Jersey New York and New England Hundreds Homeless Hundreds of families were made homeless by swirling waters bridges and a dam gave way high ways and railroads were inundated and fertile farmsteads were scoured of their topsoil Four died in Pennsylvania two in New Hampshire and one each in Massachusetts Vermont Maine New York New Jersey Ontario and Quebec Most of the threatened middle west was saved temporarily from flood danger by colder weather and falling snow but 100 families were forced from their homes in western Iowa Snow or Rain Snow or more rain fell during the night in many parts of the east where temperatures dropped to or below freezing The American Red Cross at Washington asked the coast guard to send 10 boats to aid in remov ing refugees at WilkesBarre and said it had two workers al ready in the area and had ordered another from Newark N J Four members of a family were reported found dead in their flood surrounded home in Kingston Friday Police and Red Cross work ers started for the house in boats It was reported they were overcome by gas when flood waters shattered a gas pipe HIGHER TEMPERATURES FORECAST FOR STATE DES MOINES weath er eased Iowas flood runoff Friday but rain or snow Friday night and warmer temperatures forecast for Saturday may turn the tide in the opposite direction Temperatures early Friday sank well below freezing Charles City reported the low of 14 above which was matched by Mason City Clouds masked much of western Iowa Fri day and the weatherman said they would gather Friday night and let go with rain or snow depending on the temperature Adds to Burden While it doesnt look like the precipitation will be the weatherman said every little bit adds to the burden of water Iowas streams and rivers are being called on to Freezing temperatures were ex pected Friday night with a 20 above minimum in the northwest 15 above in the northeast 30 in the southwest and 25 in the southeast The flood along the Little Sioux and Maple rivers in Monona county moved slowly downstream towards the Missouri river but water still spread out over lowlands for ncarlj 50 miles Nearly 100 families were refugees in the area Return to Homes At Sioux City the Floyd contin ued creeping back to its banks al lowing many families to return to their homes Other rivers and streams held to their banks for the most part but the danger of flood remained in much of the state in case of heavy rains or unseasonably warm weather At Waterloo eight flood refugees removed Thursday from their homes in Riverview addition by the Red Cross were being housed in a hotel The Cedar river in 12 hours dropped onetenth foot and Friday was feet above normal Greece Reported to Be Massing Troops ATHENS Greece circulated widely Friday that Greece was massing troops on the Bul garian frontier to meet a reported threat by Bulgaria to repudiate the Neuilly treaty Greek officials de nied quickly that any such move was Grab Suspect Trying to Escape by Dumb Waiter GMen Arrest Bentz Wanted for Several Bank Holdups BROOKLYN Bentz sought in Vermont Pennsylvania North Carolina and Nebraska on charges of bank robbery today was captured by four department of justice agents trying to escape through the dumb waiter of an apartment which they had besieged with tear gas Bentz the arresting agents said had been mentioned in connection with the kidnaping of George Wey erhaeuser in Tacoma last Spring The raided department was occu pied by a man who described him self as Louis Philip With him were his wife and their three children They emerged into the corridor of the first floor apartment when the first gas bomb was thrown over the transom Flee Gas Fumes Other tenants attempting to flee the gas fumes were blocked by the agents who hurried upstairs to if guard against Bentz escape They dragged him from the dumb waiter shaft on the third floor clad only in his underwear All of the occupants of the apart ment were taken to Manhattan the Philips couple held without charge and Bentz held for the federal au thorities on the bank robbery charges The arresting agents said Bentz is wanted for a robbery of the Cal edonia bank in Danville in June 1934 the First National bank at Milford and the First Na tional bank of Mooresville N Car i Quizzed About Others He will be questioned about other bank robberies throughout the country the agents said J Edgar Hoover director of the bureau of investigation at Washing ton said Bentz was one of the par ticipants in the robbery on Sept IT 1930 of the Lincoln Na tional bank at Lincoln Nebr Bentz prior to this bank rob Hoover said was associated with Harvey Bailey and Albert Bailey and Bates have since been sentenced to life imprisonment for the Charles F Urschel kidnaping at Oklahoma City EDWARD BENTZ RUXTON TO HANG FOR KILLING WIFE English Doctor Found Guilty of Devils Beeftub Murder THOMSEN SAYS HE FIRED IN AIR Elkader Attorney on Trial for Manslaughter in Shooting ELKADER Thom sen prominent Elkader attorney and Legion official took the stand in his own defense in Clayton county district court here Friday He is charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of Jimrnie Jacobsen 24 year old farm hand at the fair grounds here last August It was believed that the case would reach the jury Saturday Thomsen in his testimony Friday morning admitted he fired two shots in the air but said he did not re member anything after that State witnesses had previously testified that the third bullet was the one that resulted in Jacobsen3 death day by a jury of the Devils Beef tub murder of his wife and immed iately sentenced to death by hang ing The jury deliberated an hour and two minutes Supported by four court attend ants the Indian blooded physician stood white faced before the bench as he heard the verdict which sent him to the gallows Throttled His Wife The jury decided he had throttled his wife to her body and tossed it into a lonely ra vine called the Devils Beeftub near the Scottish border Ruxton was also charged with having killed the nursemaid Mary jane Rogerson after she saw the physician choke his wife The close of the crowns case against the physician came exactly five months to the day after he had been arrested for the scalpel mur With its decision the jury brought to a climax the 11 day trial during which witnesses for the pro secution had told of finding clothes carpets and walls of the doctors home spattered with blood Blood From Cut The crowns case based on cir cumstantial evidence which Ruxton disputed by saying the blood came from a cut in his hand was ended late Thursday Friday the justice gave his final instructions to the jury of farmers and townsfolk declaring the crown Thomsen was this afternoon cross examined TteWeather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy with rain or snow Friday night and in central and east portions Saturday rising temperature Friday night and in east Saturday MINNESOTA Snow probable Friday night and Saturday slow ly rising temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 30 Above Minimum in Night 14 Above At 8 a m Friday 18 Above The pronounced freezeup of the past two or three days has given the streams of North Iowa an op portunity to carry off their accumu lation of melted water without creatingflood conditions The snow level has been reduced to around 2 inches now and whatever danger from high waters ever existed is now definitely passed BO far as Ma son City is concerned PRESIDENT SAYS RELIEF CHARGES MORE POLITICS Byrns Says Congress Can Finish Work and Go Home May 1 WASHINGTON Capital af fairs revolved closely around the white house Friday with the presi dent commenting on charges of pol itics against WPA and calling con ferences on relief and a new hous ing program Mr Roosevelt told reporters that the accusations against the works administration were themselves a matter of politics He summoned Harry L Hopkins and other aides tohelp shape a rec ommendation to congress on the amount to be spent for relief in the year beginning July 1 It will be de livered he said before he departs next Thursday to fish off Florida No Action Assured There was no assurance of simi lar fast action on new housing plans although the president went over conflict proposals again with repre sentatives of the treasury the fed eral reserve board the reconstruc tion finance corporation and housing agencies Speaker Byrns took word to the white house that congress can com plete its work and go home by May 1 He said afterward that precedence will be given the new tax bill which the house by its ways within a couple of weeks Tax on Earnings A house ways and means sub committee indicated that it will framea tax on undistributed cor porate earnings which will yield the requested by the ad ministration regardless of any re visions for reserves Chairman Samuel ID said he believed the tenta tive schedule will bring in although it may not be ex actly A rate starting at 15 per cent on the first five per cent of undi vided net corporate income and mounting to 55 per cent on 35 per cent or more of undistributed prof its has received the most serious consideration of tie subcommittee Relief Amount Unknown The speaker of the house said the president had not indicated to him the amount he will ask for re lief Byrns expressed a personal hope it will be assmall as possi ble but He saw only one obstacle in the way of adjournment by May the impeachment trial in the senate of Judge Halsted L Flor voiced belief the house could dispose of the tax measure within a week after is is received from committee Possibility of the senate session being prolonged by a contest over the proposed St Lawrence water way was pushed into the back ground by Mr Roosevelt He told reporters he hoped to negotiate a treaty with Canada for the develop ment but would not ask senate rati fication this year Townsend Probe Funds The house Friday voted to defray expenses special bi partisan committee investigating the Townsend and other old age pension plans The senate was in recess Supporters of the Townsend move ment to pay a month pensions to those over 60 charged the amount was excessive and forced a roll call on the question of whether the res olution for the fund should be opened to amendment Speaker Byrns announced the vote on this question as 241 to 112 against any amendments The resolutionproviding was then adopted on a voice vote G War Chest Congress learned with interest that the major parties are having varying degrees of success In filling campaign money chests Official reports to the house said the republican national committee received in contributions in the first two months of this year while the democratic committee re ceived There were a score or more of sizable or the republican list the other party had fewer contributions of this maghi OMAHA sought to tude assertain the identity of a man be Robinson and Hoover lieved to have been paroled from Of interest to political campaign ttie Iowa pehitentiary picked up ers also were the clashingviews of here as an apparent amnesia victim1 Senator Robinson and Qn cirumgtantialevidence Spains Riot Vexed Officials Promise to Protect Foreigners MADRID riot vexed officials stepping in to protect Brit ish engineers against threats of vio lence to Friday traced assassins arms they said were made in Germany Authorities it was understood assured the British embassy of pro tection for English engineers work ing on the Zafra railway in Huelva province Illinois Man Killed by Switching Engine KIRKWOOD Ar nold 61 Kirkwood truck operator was almost instantly here late Thursday evening when he stepped in froni of a railroad engine which was switching One of his hands was crushed his feet and legs were mangled and he suffered head injuries He is survived by his widow two sons and two daughters Man Is Apparently Victim of Amnesia Ambush and Egging Opens Mecca Week IOWA CITY A slightly dam aged law student and an egg splotched engineering building Fri day marked the opening of Mecca week at the University of Iowa Beryl Goodenow Battle Creek law student was the victim of an engi neering student ambush early Fri day morning when he tried to place the black law college flag on the flagstaff of the engineering build ing Goodenow admitted he received pretty rough when caught inside the building with the flag Meanwhile some 30 law students who remained outside the building while Goodenow went in pelted the windows with eggs Police were called by the engi neers to disperse the laws Further disturbances were expect ed preceding the annual engineering students Mecca ball Friday night Threats to the Mecca queen whose identity is being guard ed and the girl orchestra leader who will appear at the party were made by the law students The flag on the law building was at half staff Friday and students said it would remain that way until they obtained vengeance City Accountant Who Killed Self Blamed for Large Shortage DETROIT A night of inves tigation into a shortage in a City of Detroit deposit brought an accusation by City Treasurer Albert E Cobo Friday that the apparently self slain Harry M Tyler a city accountant embez zled the money A few hours after Tylers body a bullet wound in the head was dis covered in the basement of his home Cobo said that absolute proof Tyl er took the money was in police hands Tyler was chief accountant to the city comptroller Admits Burglary of Tavern at Waterloo WATERLOO Frank Sass 21 Waterloo was arrested Friday morning by police who said he ad mitted burglarizing the Little Dutch Mill a tavern Wednesday night Eightysix dollars of the loot was recovered of it from under an hotel mattress DEAOLINE FOR REPRIEVE PAST Hauptmann Still Convinced He Will Not Die for KidnapMurder TRENTON N Richard Hauptmann his last re prieve deadline passed at midnight paced his silent cell Friday still con vinced he would not die for the kid napslayingof the Lindbergh baby Gov Harold G Hoffman who stayed Hauptmanns execution on Jan 17 announced Thursday that he does not intend to grant a new reprieve that in fact he has no legal power to do so now Herbert Hoover Hitting back at the former president for his criticism of new deal financial policies Robin son said in a speech Thursday night that Hoover seeks to destroy con fidence by preaching that inflation is on the About the same time in New York Hoover reiter ated his insistence on a stable cur rency and credit Relief Probe Seen The breach between Senator Holt DW and new deal re lief chiefs widened leading some ob servers to speculate whether the in sistent criticism by Holt and others might result in a congressional in vestigation of relief Resoluti to that end already have been duced After Hopkins had made public a report calling Holts charges of politics in West Virginia relief un founded the senator took the floor Thursday to denounce the report as packed with He called Hop kins the worlds greatest spender of untruths and Friday he headed into West Vir ginia to gather more data with which to assail WPA in senate speeches next week ON THE INSIDE Iowa Dally Press Photo OGDEN PACE Funeral of Boy Slain By His Brother Held ON PAGE 2 48 Counties Consider Rural Electrification ON PAGE 8 Clear Lake Wins in Upset Cage Contest ON PAGE 9 County Pays in State Sales Taxes ON PAGE 7 OWNERS TRY TO SPLIT STRIKERS Run Newspaper Ads Urging Them to Desert Union Leadership NEW YORK striv ing to break their deadlock with labor leaders and settle the 13 day old building service walkout sought Friday to split the strikers united front and induce them to desert union leadership Through newspaper advertise ments the realty advisory board representing managements asked strikers to abandon the union ranks and seek reinstatement in their jobs as individuals The board pledged that owners will loyally protect returning work ers and that no advantage will be taken of the fact that the strike is rapidlylosing J Bam brick local president of the building service union declaring the striking workers were too intelligent to heed such an appeal YOU CAN GIVE INDIAN COW BUT YOU CANT MAKE HIM MILK IT TAMA J Scott Tama In dian reservation farming director admits now you can give an Indian a the Indian hasnt much more inclination to milk it than his forbears did a buffalo Scott in the fall of 1934 distrib uted 38 government supplied cowc among the 91 Sac and Fox families whcih make up the 400 reservation dwellers The Indians were to repay the government by returning a yearling offspring Thirteen cows remain on the res ervation now Only four Indian fam ilies are milking their cows and the government has received only nine yearlings in payment Aged Man Instantly Killed When Train Strikes Automobile FULTON Alex Bright man 75 was instantly killed Friday morning when his automobile was struck at a crossing by a Milwau kee railroad train Witnesses said the warning signals were operating but that Brightman apparently did not heed them Brightman and his wife recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary FLARY REFUSES TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST HITLER Says Ethiopian Conquest Must Come Before Germany SITUATION AT A GLANCE By The Associated press itself under sanctions for the Ethiopian in vasion made known the fascist nation would not support a pro posal to impose penalties on Ger many for nazi reoccupation of the Rhineland France stood firm in its demands with the support of Russia assured diplomatic repre sentatives of Locarno signatories continued their discussions Great Britain said the door is still open for German offers to solve the tangled situation sources con firmed the fascist attitude ex pressed at London in opposition to sanctions senate approved a bill already passed by the cham ber to extend military conscrip tion service two additional years after hear ing Hitler declare to the Rhine land Nothing in the world can move pledged no yielding of the new full sovereignty of the left bank of the Rhine gave final legal status to its mutualassistance pact with Russia and sought union of domestic political par ties to confront Germany with a united nation spokesmen called French ratification of the alliance sia the first warningto German saber By FRANK H KING Copyright 1930 by Tic Associated LONDON A high authority stated Friday that Italy had flatly refused to impose sanctions against Germany shortly after the British foreign office announced The door is still open for Germany to make any kind of an offer it The Italian action was regarded as a stumbling block in the way of the French demand that military and economic sanctions be applied against Germany for sending troops into the Rhineland Russia had been supporting France in demandingthese sanc tions So had Yugoslavia Czecho slovakia and Rumania the members of the little entente Ethiopia Comes First This sudden interruption in the progress toward punishment of Reichsfuehrer Hitler became known after Ambassador von Hoesch of Germany went to the foreign office for a conference It was stated that Italy told the other powers that her dispute with Ethiopia roust be settled before she could participate actively in smoothing out the Rhineland em broglio An informed Italian source told the Associated Press in Rome that Italy feels morally bound to pro test against sanctions being applied to Views Reported Closer An official communique issued Friday night however said a clos er approximation of views had been reached between the Locarno treaty signatories In view of the fact that Great Britain with the consent of France made war a test case for league of nations sanctions the Italians were said to have taken the stand that no British or French statesman now can go to Italy and ask the Italian people to fight for them in any eventuality The same condition it was said applies to any new Locarno pact which might be formed since with out Italys support any agreement reached would be merely an Anglo French pact Position Made Delicate The position of PierreEtienner Flandin French foreign minister was made delicate by Italys stand The demand in France for sanc tions against Italy was said to be so strong that he was in effect placed in the position of saying I cant go back to France and tell the French people they are less import ant than Ethiopia Emperor Hailo Selassie can get what we Ambassador von Hoesch remained in the foreign office only a short time He said he had not talked to Locarno signatories but he declined to say whether he had talked to An thony Eden the British foreign secretary Envoy Request It was immediately rumored through Whitehall that Eden had given the German envoy a request   

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