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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 25, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII Not Likely to Respond Industry Not to Cut Profits to Speed Employment FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS 1EASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 25 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 145 By CHARLES I STEWABT A S H I N G T 0 N CPA I n dustry generally is not regarded in congress as a bit likely to re spond favorably to President Roosevelts r e cent appeal to it to take up the slack of unera D 1 o y m e n t by something of a cut in its own profits Profits of the majority of big concerns having been fairly gen erous in the last year maybe they can afford to be reasonably helpful to the adminis trations relief agencies but the lawmakers are pessimistic For one thing it is foreseen that managements will be unwilling to curtail dividends by shortening hours and taking on more help thus increasing expenses Even if some are disposed to do so the leg islators best guess is that the pro portion of recalcitrants will be large enough though perhaps they will be in a minority to make it impos sible for the others to stand their competition Xev Deal Skeptical Besides new dealers are highly skeptical that the bulk of big busi ness is inclined to aid the present white house regime It is not of course assumed that the average big businessman would acquiescein a prolongation of the depression if he himself were still feeling it But he isnt He has been doing fairly well of late isnt affected yet by the lag in tie revival of employment Later be may be but just now he considers that times are so thev are temporarily from his standpoint He does not weigh the futures possibilities that his own prosperity of today is sure not to last it it is not followed speedily by more mas prosperity Maybe Hes Right Or maybe it is his judgment that his prosperity will automatically be hv prosperity for other folk Maybe he is right Who knows There have besn from past depressions and they had to start with sombody Anyway the businessman of this era is satisfied with nu person al improvement and does desire it jeopardized by Rooseveltian plans What is more vith NRA knockeu out by the supreme rouit the ad ministration cannot enforce iu It can merely warn or possibly that industry will have to reabsorb its unemployed or the government will take care of the unemployed to the tune of one and onhalf billion dollars worth Industry Must Pay And industry will have to take care of that paying it in wages or by paying it in relief tax ation President Roosevelt may be dema gogic The fact remains that one thing he fays is true Ten or eleven millions cannot be left to starve They will not submit to it Before they will starve they wiil breed a revolution However big business ready to risk or is blind to the a revolution for the sake of another year or two of fat dividends Such is the new dealers Bg business as spuker for by the American Liberty league is not so crass Nevertheless it is between the two elements to ths RAlSARMER IOWA FORECAST April Influence Apparent in Weather Prediction For State DBS MOINES April influence was apparent Wednesday in the weathermans forecast of showers and warmer weather Wed nesday night and Thursday for Iowa The showers he said will begin in western Iowa late Wednesday night and spread to the rest of the state Thursday as temperatures rise Above freezing weather was the outlook for all Iowa Wednesday nijrht It froze early Wednesday in North Iowa where Charles City reported a low of 24 Davenport recorded Tuesday high 56 Skies were clear Wednesday morning at all weather bureau stations except Sioux City and no rain was reported during the last 24 hours THREE POWERS SIGN NAVY PACT Neighbors Testify in Mortons Murder Trial STUDY Flashes His Stick nc ciMirniD IN From Life as OF SHAW mshe Is Lived T01HND CLUB House Group Decides to Keep Processing Tax Out of Report WASHINGTON legisla tive lull Wednesday gave members of congress time to study the new naval treaty signed at London and to ponder the possible political effects of a shakeup in the Townsend pen sion movements high command Specula tion about the Town send movement flared when Rob ert E Clements who resigned as its national sec ji retaiy Tuesday said he would ap pear before a house investiga ting committee CLEMENTS Thursday with a truckload of reconvi He reiterated that he left the ovement solely because he objected to political ac tivities of other of its leaders With the senate in recess and minor business holding the house floor most developments to capitol hill were in committee rooms Drop Processing Taxes A house ways and means sub committee reversed itself suddenly and agreed to keep processing and all other excise taxes out of a re port on which the full committee will open hearings Monday on the new revenue program Chairman Samuel B Hill i Wash i told reporters We have eliminated entirely the subject of processing taxes and all excise taxes from the report as a basis for hearings because we werent very keen for it at any time and felt we would get pretty close to the amount of money we need from other prohe Veterans Deaths I The house Wednesday authoriz ed its veterans committee to in quire into the causes of the deaths of World war veterans in the hur i ricane that swept the Florida Keys i last year i Chairman Rankin told newsmen we are going to hear from everybody who can give us in formation so we can find out about I Veterans Administrator Frank T j Hines was expected to be the first witness Thursday I In one comrnitte hearing a j spokesman for the reclamation buj 1 reau argued it was best qualified j by long experience to direct irrij gation phases of the Mississippi valley development proposed by I Senator Morris j Bill Is Challenged In another counsel for the Asso ciated Grocery manufacturers of America challenged the consti I tutionality of the BorahVanNuys i bill against price discriminations I favoring chain stores 1 j Members of the committee which j i will open an investigation of the 1 Townsend and other pension move ments Thursday predicted Clements resignation would not be the last Since Clements was widely cred ited with being an ace organizer I largely responsible for the spread I of the 5200 a month pension observers watched closely to see if j his split with Dr F E Townsend j cofounder of the spell i disintegration for the movement j Third Party Threat Townsenrl has alternately been I threatening a third party drive and expressing disfavor for such a move Clements said he believed the organization should be kept non political He said that while he I would no longer serve in an official I capacity he would do all possible to j advance the old age pension deal Both he and Townsend denied that the latters friendliness toward the candidacy of Senator Borah of Idaho for the republican presidential nomination was at the bottom of the resignation I The house sent aiong to the sen ate by a 215 to 41 vote the Petten gill bill permitting railroads in cer tain cases to charge less for a long I haul than for a shorter one over the same rite in the name direction Communications commission at torneys attempting to delineate the tremendous sweep of the American Telephone and Telegraph companys activities planned to inquire into its financing of motion pictures BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS N J L Cicleys cat Muaja like all felines is fond of sleep She dozes through most of the piano selections played by Harriet Cilley but whenever Harriet swings into the music of Bach Muaja climbs on to the piano stool and listens raptly CONSCIENCE PAYMENT LACLEDE Mayor E B Allen received a letter from Chillicothe Ohio enclosing a dollar j The letter read Enclosed is the amount I borrowed from you 50 years ago Thank ANOTHER HONEST MAN MEMPHIS stranger after purchasing an automobile li cense from County Clerk Ed Cren shaw handed Crenshaw a dollar and explained A clerk gave me a dollar too much in change the last time I was GO SEATTLE Presenting The grammatical gong C G Hannaford high school Eng lish teacher keeps a gong on his desk and bangs it to cut short such expressions as I havent seen noth you it or coming out of the house the air plane was A RECORD RECORD PHOENIX Ariz Romaldo Al varez 60 went to jail Tuesday for the 100th time in 11 years with a hearty grin and a familiar wave to officers Most of his arrests have been for drunkenness or escaping from the city chain gang His big gest year was 1935 when he was imprisoned 20 times AS ALWAYS A CATCH OKLAHOMA Doty ed itor of the Oklahoma City univer sity undergraduate paper yearned to count his readers He announced in an editorial that prizes awaited the first few who would come to his office Some 90 who rushed in were referred to the last paragraph in the offer was withdrawn and Stase Comedian Dies of Razor Wounds MEDFORD Mc Cullough 52 of Brookline screen and stage comedian and a member of the widely known team of Clark and McCullough died at Lawrence Memorial hospital Wednesday Hospital officials said he died of wounds suffered Monday when he Hlashed himself with a razor in a Medford barber shop He had been in the hospital where he was treat ed for a nervous breakdown ON THE INSIDE ANTHONY EDEN British Cabinet Looks Over Hitler Rejection ON PAGE 2 Cut in Iowas WPA Rolls Imminent ON PAGE 11 Iowa Needs New Truck Laws Wallace States ON PAGE 14 McNider Estate Case Submitted toJudge ON PAGE 14 the per sistence of Canadian Royal po lice who get their this Chesapeake dog named Jack ex hibited his mettle in getting his Owned by Hardy Stelm shown above the dog braved flood waters of the Little Cedar to retrieve a stick The current swept him over the dam and into the whirl pool below He came to shore with the stick in his mouth and brought it back to astonished onlookers He weighs 100 pounds and likes to retrieve ducks and hunt mink TELL EVENTS OF NIGHT HiS WIFE DIED OF POISON State Witness Declares Horton Did Not Seem Much BEDFORD of one of the most brutal crimes ever committed in this Floyd Horton Wednesday was in the thick of a legal battle to save him self from the gallows The 38 year old Bedford farmer is charged with administering fata poison capsules to his handsome wife Elta in their snowbound farm Rains and Rising Rivers Result in New Flood Fears Death List From More Than Week of Water Wind Mounts to 199 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Heavy rains and rising rivers spread new fears of floods over the east and middlewest Wednesday The Ohio surged to higher levels from Portsmouth to Cincinnati and swept over thousands of acres of lowlands as it roared down to join the Mississippi The death list from more than a week of high water and wind reach ed 199 The toll by states Pennsylvania 127 West Virginia 14 Massachusetts 10 Ohio 7 Ver mont 7 Maine 5 Connecticut 5 Maryland 5 Virginia 4 Missouri 4 Wisconsin 3 New York 2 North Carolina 2 Georgia 2 New Hamp shire 1 and Tennessee 1 Ohio Rise General On the upper Ohio and on its trib utary streams the rise was general The Monongahela which joined the Allegheny last week to submerge Pittsburgh with death and destitu tion was given new force by rains and heavy thaws of snow in its West Virginia watershed Swirling past Grafton W where it damaged the Tygarts val ley flood control dam under con struction the river menaced Pitts burgh anew The rise threatened at least a 32 foot crest at the steel but weather bureau officials said it would fall far short of the disas trous heights reached last week Fail to Check Work ReElection to Senate Is Asked by Leo Elthon Announces Candidacy for Republican Nomination areas and suburbs were inundated the rise failed to check the tation work in the steel district In its weekly review of the steel industry Iron Age reported that operations in steel plants damaged by last weeks disastrous floods have been resumed with phenomenal West of Pittsburgh where it is formed by the the Al legheny and Monongahela the Ohio rose higher But with the rise in feeder streams and tributaries only spurts in comparison with last weeks steady increases river men looked for rapid recession all down the river Mississippi in Rise The first indication of flood con ditions on the Mississippi river into which the Ohio flows came from Hickman where 100 families prepared to leave their homes in advance of rising waters and from several points on toe northern reaches of the river in Wisconsin and Minnesota In Washington the American Red Cross announced the 000 relief contributions originally asked would be insufficient The U S senate passed a bill providing rehabilitation loans for dwellings businesses and Industries Horton died of convulsions without medical aid early the next morning Projected against this back ground the state charges is an illicit love affair with Horton and Mrs Anna Johnston his buxom widowneighbor as the principals Death in Special Prosecutor James R Locke painted a picture of death in a blizzard Wednesday with the testimony of Hortons neighbors After establishing the other neighbors lived closer to Horton than Mrs Johnston to bear out the states contention that Horton kept stock in her barn so he would have an excuse to go and see Locke introduced pictures of the room in which Mrs Horton writhed out her life Then he called Miss Anna Kem ery one of three elderly sisters who lived near the Hortons to the stand Miss Kemery said Horton delivered milk to her home early in the eve ning of the night Mrs Horton died Shortly before 2 a she testi fied Horton again knocked at her door What did he say asked Locke He said Elta died My wife died She died in the wit ness replied Miss Kemery said Horton asked her to telephone Roy Kemery a relative living nearby to come to the house and bring Anna Johnston with him The Horton and Johnston homes lacked telephones The prosecution in its opening statement to the jury contended that Hortons failure to summon help for his wife indicated guilty knowledge Defense attor neys declared he remained with her because Mrs Horton pleaded with him not to leave Farmer Next Witness The next state witness was Frank Cubbage 41 farmer living a half mile southeast of the Horton home Cubbage testified Miss Kemery telephoned him that Elta Horton has died and that Floyd wants you to come to his He told of stopping at the Johnston home of walking across the snow drifted fields and roads to the Horton home with Mrs Johnston and Miss Ruth Slagle rural school teacher who boarded with the widow Cubbage said he arrived at the j Horton home about a m I Tell the instructed Locke what Horton Not Much Concerned He replied the farmer that he didnt know what had hap pened to his wife but for me to me all about it He didnt seem much Did you observe Horton closely asked Locke said Cubbage He was calm most of the Elthon farmer near here Wednesday announced his candidacy for the republican nomination for reelection to the senate from the fortyfirst senator ial Winnebago and Mitchell counties Senator Elthon in asking for a second term pointed out that it has been the custom to give a second term to any state officer providing he has been faithful to his trust And especially has it been the cus tom for ones own party to let the incumbent have the nomination for a second term without he added I have at all times represented my district to the best of my abil ity and have refrained from allow ing politics or pressure to inluence my Senator Elthon said in his f announcement If reelected I shall follow the same course and with the experience gained through my first term will be more able and better equipped to serve my district The most important bill to be come a law in Iowa in the last few was the bill that reduced in rates from 8 to 7 per cent where money is loaned by contract and from 6 to 5 per cent for the le gal rate This law saves the people of Iowa thousands of dollars each year I introduced this bill in the senate and led the fight for it all through the last session finally getting the bill LEO ELTHON HAUPTMANN IN SECOND APPEAL Signs Application to N J Board of Pardons for New Hearing TRENTON N j Richard Hauptmann under sentence to die in the electric chair next i Tuesday night for the kidnapmur Senator Elthon is a truck farm der of the Ljndbergh baby signed er specializing in pickled cucum bers He is 37 years of age is mar ried and has a family of six child ren He was elected to the senate on the republican ticket four years ago in spite of the democratic landslide He will be opposed in the primaries by Martin A Aasgaard veteran Lake Mills publisher and district president of Lions clubs Judge Studies Suit of Bon on ds FORT DODGE UP District Judge T G Garfield took under con sideration a suit to determine whether interest from state muni cipal county and school bonds is subject to the state income tax an application Wednesday for a se cond court of pardons hearing His first appeal for mercy was rejected by the court on Jan 11 but a re prieve by Governor Harold G Hoff man saved him from execution six days later The application was filed with the clerk of the court of pardons at p Hauptmann signed the application in the death house of the New Jer sey state prison It was brought to his cell by C Lloyd Fisher his chief counsel who has fought for more than eighteen months to save Hauptmann from death medicine in a capsule she prepared for Mrs Horton to take for a cold Was in j Horton denied knowing any thing about any poison in his statement to officers Warin quoted the defendant as saying during an earlier interroga tion if I did it I was in a At another point he quoted Horton youll convict me but before you do Ill be examined by the insane The attorney said Horton has threatened to take his life on two occasions He also asserted the state will show that Horton is over sexed that he engaged in illicit relations with women other than his confessed paramour Respected Terming his client a respected defense attorney Homer S Stephens told the jury Horton was on trial for murder rot his relations with Mrs Johnston He said the de fense does not dispute the defend ants illicit relatvras We cannot condone him for it but he is not on trial for that he said Referring to the prosecutions claim that Horton told conflicting stories of his wifes death and the circumstances surrounding it Ste The courtroom Wednesday was I phens said he was net surprised jammed to its very walls with spec He was in mental anguish and tators More than half were had been under a fourcay One District Judge Homer A Fuller threatened to clear the court when a titter ran over the audience as Cubbage answered a question as to when he retired the night Mrs Horton died Murdered by Lust County Atty Roger Warin in the prosecutions opening statement asked the jury to send Horton to the gallows The stater he de clared that Elta Horton died and was murdered by the lust of her husband Floyd and of Anna John Both Horton and Mrs Johnston have freely admitted illicit relations since last November In her confes sion the buxom widow said she and Horton talked of getting rid of his wife and that she purchased poison at a Bedford drug store last December She claimed however that Horton took the poison from her home and substituted it for the he said He had the feeling any one would have whose wife died in his own arms 11 Men on Jury The evidence will show that he has rendered service to the officers and has aided in bringing to justice the person who perpetrated the crime Mrs A jury of 11 men and one woman was chosen Tuesday to hear the case Its members are Tom Fergu son Lenox farmer Sam Hoxworth Jackson township farmer F E Hat field Ross township farmer O W Hubbard Jefferson township far mer Christie Hillers Blockton far mer Alan Thompson Bedford clerk W F Johnston Gravity merchant Mrs Ruth Boltinghouse Lenox farm wife Hart Sturm Sharpsburg far mer John Overholtzer Blockton telephone operator L A Walkup Con way farmer and M T Ken drick New Market farmer Friends Fear Wife May Take Own Life If Hauptmann Dies NEW YORK of Mrs Anna Hauptmann wife of the condemned Lindbergh baby slayer expressed fear Wednesday that she might take her life inthe event her husband is executed Gov Harold G Hoffman of New Jersey had no comment on published reports that she had written him threatening to kill herself and her son if her hus band dies Stump Speaker Tells of Being Attacked DES MOINES inves tigated Wednesday a report by Ir ving Beck of Des Moines that he was knocked insensible by a group of 15 or 20 men after he made a po litical speech Tuesday night for Mrs Wilbur Conkling candidate for city finance commissioner FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness showers in extreme west portion Jate Wednesday night or Thurs day and In central and east por tions Thursday rising tempera ture Thursday and in central and west portions Wednesday night MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday except rain or snow in southwest Thursday not quite so cold Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 35 Minimum in Night 26 At 8 A M Wednesday 39 The sun was back in its place Wednesday but a brisk northwest wind stood in the way of any marked rise in the temperature FRANCE BRITAIN JOIN IN NEW SEA TREATY Italy Holds Aloof Raps British Activities in Mediterranean By ALBERT W WILSON Copyrlclit by The Associated PKH new international naval treaty was signed Wednesday by delegates of the United Great Britain and France while Italys delegates remaining aloof attacked British naval activities in the Mediterrnean Ambassador Dino Grandi of Italy declared A potential naval men ace exists in the The new pact removes restric tions on the size of navies but the United States and Great Britain who possess the largest navies agreed separately to maintain their fleets at the same level AngloU S Agreement This AngloAmerican agreement was stated in letters exchanged be tween Norman H Davis head of the United States delegation and Anthony Eden British foreign sec retary Ambassador Grandi of Italy broke into the smooth formality of treaty signing with an unexpected attack upon Great Britains naval mutual assistance pact in the Medi terranean Grandi who witnessed toe cere mony but did not sign the treaty declared to the assembled diplo mats A potential naval menace exists in the Mediterranean This is the first time in the history of united Italy that pur people feel their lives He added that the Mediterranean question will be raised at a more suitable Davis First to Sign Mr Davis who was the first dele gate to sign the treaty grinned broadly as he slowly put on his hornrimmed glasses and picked up the pen to write his name on the document It was the first time he had signed a treaty since his appoint ment as a disarmament delegate by former President Hoover Admiral William H of the United States was the next to sign Each put his name on three treaty and two protocols The new pact replacing the Washington naval limitations treaty of 1922 and the London treaty of 1930 limited neither the number nor the tonnage of the fleets of the three participating powers but introduced a new scheme for advance notification of naval building programs Hope to Curb Race Delegates to the international con ference which shaped the new treaty expressed hope that the program for exchanges of information would curb any sea armaments race for at least six years The new treaty also sizes of the individual types of war ships and inaugurated a building holiday for the larger type of cruis ers in place of the battleship build ing holiday which endured for 14 years under the expiring Washing ton treaty American and British spokesmen conceded that the chances of quan titative limitation of navies had been dead for more than a year as a result of the denunciation of the Washington and London pacts by Japan demanding full fleet equality with the world Treaty Left Open The terms of the new treaty the spokesmen said contained all that could have been expected from the conference The treaty was left open for the signatures later of Italy which par ticipated in the conference to the end but declined to sign the pact while sanctions were in effect and Japan which withdrew in the con troversy over its equality demands Some delegates held little hope that Japan would adhere to the pub licity provisions of the pact The 553 ratio the principal sec tion of the existing treaties to which Japan objected was eliminat ed under the new agreement NEW FOUNDATION FOR LIMITATION OF FLEETS WASHINGTON UP The new naval treaty signed Wednesday by the United States Great Britain and France was hailed by Norman Davis American delegation bead as the foundation of a new structure for world fleet limitation His address at the signing cere mony in London made public here by the state department contained an open invitation to Japan and Italy to adhere to the pact Voicing the American govern ments disappointment that the new instrument does not provide for
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