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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 27, 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 PJIESS PHASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 27 1936 THIS JAPKtt CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 147 Corporative Congress Mussolinis Plan of Legislation Is Analyzed By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Mussolinis new corpora tive system of legisla tion in Italy puts the fascist folk upon a basis of vocational regu lation It sounds com munistic but it is not necessarily so In fact there are things to be said in favor of a vocational repre sentation plan as against territorial selections or a choice of solons in proportion to sec tional populations Ralph F Lozier several years ago in congress from Missouri rather tentatively suggested the idea of vocational lawmaldng as having advantages worth consider ation even in this country The Mis sourian who is no radical but a very strict American constitutionalist never pressed his point at all strong ly but he did give the merits of the vocational legislative method a bit of advertising at Mussolinis Plan II Duce it seems has created out of tallys 22 major vocations inclu sive of employers industrial work ers farmers business and profes sional men etc a socalled corpor ation each These corporations will make their respective picks of delegates to speak and vote for them at Rome the oldfashioned chamber of depu ties being abolished Mussolini refers to this as the twentieth centurj state One may suspect that Benito wit run the corporative parliament as arbitrarily as he has run the rubber stamp chamber of deputies How WOULD LIKE TO REPRIEVE BRUNO Mrs Johnston Takes Stand in Bedford Trial TAKEN INBYTOWNSEND PLANS LEADERS Capital Busy With More ever this not follow as a cer tat faij group interests to serve will be more independent than the pure politicians of yore One Group Left Out To return to the arguments of former Congressman Lozier Missouri has some mining com munities scattered here and there about The state is predominantly urban or agricultural but to an ex tent it is mineral too Until it was redistricted under the latest law prescribing congres sional allotments of today the min ing areas always were strong enough to keep a promining repre sentative or two in Washington Reapportionment ended that It greatly enlarged most Missouri dis tricts with the result that all min ing majorities were diluted out of existence Former Congressman Lozier rea sons that if Missouri miners were tunched in one district they would be entitled to at least a single rep resentative out of the states 13 But they are too far flung In each district they are outvoted either by farmers or urbanites They thus have no voice of their own Vocationally speaking they would get it Lozier maintains It seems logical White Collar Cain The whitecollar man easily can see how he would gain in strength by inclusion in a vocational group At present he notoriously has no representation whatever With a few exceptions he doesnt like being classed as a craftsman but he might be reconciled to mem bership in a political bloc The Mussolini plan does not rec ognize political parties It does appear to call for a degree of regimentation Undoubtedly it would not work in the United States with American traditions if an attempt were made to ENFORCE it as in Italy Yet its merits are arguable Probes Than Circus Has Rings WASHINGTON capital Friday had more investigations than a circus has rings the Townsend pension inquiry taking top place Robert E Clements former co leader of the movement to give S200amonth to persons over 60 estimated to a house committee that the organization had taken in 5951 964 since its inception He made nls estimate after tell ing James R Sullivan committee counsel he could not give definite figures without checking bank ac counts in state areas and regional headquarters Score of Spectators There were only a score or more of spectators in the committee room when the hearing opened as con trasted with the large crowd at Thursdays initial session Thursday Sullivan asserted that Edward J Margett of San Fran cisco manager of the northern Cal ifornia area received monthly com missions of 51800 to 52100 The house veterans commitee in vestigating deaths of war veterans in Florida relief camps was told by END OF MARCH STILL IN Month Hasnt Decided Yet Whether to Go Out Like Lon or Lamb j DES MOINES weather man reported Friday that March j apparently hasnt made up its mind j yet whether it will retreat from the j state like a lion or a lamb Unsettled weather however was i in prospect for Friday night and Saturday with rain or snow due in the west and north sections by Sat urday afternoon or night j Low temperature expected in north Iowa Friday night was 25 Even freezing was forecast for the j eolith part of the state Sioux City eported 20 for Thursday nights ow Keokuk 0 for Thursdays RpresentativeWilcox D Fla the eraHacoiilaV have been had there been sufficient advance warning of last autumns hurri cane Vote Fund The senate lobby committees re quest for fo pay counsel fo fighting William Randolph Hearst suit against seizure of his telegram was approved by a house committe The house itself has yet to act Other developments President Roosevelt extended unt May 15 the period in which Franc may negotiate a reciprocal trac treaty with the United States or b deprived of benefits from this coun trys other tariff agreements The government opposed suprem court consideration of the constit ionality of the public utility hole ng company act in a case brough 3y Burco Inc of Baltimore agains the American States Public Servic company Offer Tax Views The house ways and means corn mittee disclosed that a long list o organizations and individuals had asked permission to testify at hear ngs opening Monday on the new tai program Representative Patman D Tex leader of a bloc favoring pay ment of the soldiers bonus in new currency indicated he may drop a plan to try and tack an inflation rider on the new tax bill when it reaches the house floor Patman expressed satisfaction wilh the chief provision of the bill would raise an estimated through graduated taxes on corporation income and dividends He said it would tend to blast concentrated wealth and dis tribute purchasing power NKA Bobs Up The NRA idea over which many a funeral dirge has been played bobbed up again There were inti mations in high circles that new dealers have not discarded hope of eventually passing legislation to attain some NRA objectives The hints followed President Roosevelts action in creating a committee for a final survey an alysis and publication of NRAs re sults Previously in appealing to industry to employ more men he had said NRA taught the nation the value of shorter hours Wage Cuts Reported Some senators saying they have received reports of hour lengthen ing and wage cuttingsince NRA are seeking a congressional investi gation Other democratic legislators have greeted the idea cooly on the ground such a move might disturb business As for farm problems represen tatives of nine unions of agricul tural laborers and tenant farmers came to tell the AAA their ideas of how to improve the conditions of these groups Secretary Wal lace was listed to make an address of welcome Tells About Love Affair With Floyd Norton That Ended in Wifes Murder Anna Johnston BEDFORD Anna John ston 38 took the witness stand here Friday afternoon to tell of her love affair with Floid Horton which she claimed in her confession prompted Horton to poison his wife Horton is on trial for murder The buxom wi dow who con fessed numerous i 11 i cit relation ships with the farmerneighbor wore a dark dress and dark hat Her deep brown eyes surveyed the courtroom calm ly but held avert ed from Horton He leaned for ward as Mrs Johnston took the stand then settled lower into his chair Mrs Johnston faced Special Pro secutor James R Locke with the stolid expression she has maintained ever since her arrest as conspirator in Mrs Hortons death Toxicologist Is Recalled Prosecution attorneys sought Fri day to balk attempts of Hortons counsel to establish the poison which killed his wife might have been contained in the bottle from tvhich his paramour Mrs Johnston illed the capsules Mrs Horton took oracold Recalling Dean W J Teeters state toxicologist to the stand rosecutor Locke brought out thai the lexicologist tested the content of the medicine bottle and found it contained only medicine Horton is on trial for the poison murder of his wife Elta 37 at their snowbound farm home Feb 15 The state contends he substituted poison for medicine in one of two capsules Mrs Johnston said she prepared for Mrs Horton Poison in Storrach To bear this out Locke inqurired of Teeters Did you find evidence of this medicine in the cortents of Mrs Hortons stomach No Teeters replied Tests showed the stomach contained pois on Traces of the medicine were found however in Mrs Hortons liver and kidneys Then Mrs Horton took the cap sule containing medicine and then the capsule containing poison Locke asked Yes said Teeters Defense attorneys found a flaw in states evidence after the state re called Miss Ruth Slagle young ru ral school teacher who lived with VIrs Johnston near the Horton lome Bottle Not Identified She testified that she obtained the medicine bottle from the Johnston lome and brought it to Dr Seth A Walton coroners physician at the lorton home the morning after Mrs Horton died On cross examination however he would not definitely identify the xttle offered by the state in evi ence as the one from which she ireviously testified she saw Mrs ohnston fill the capsules Conflicting testimony developed Thursday when Dr Walton testified orton told him he saw Mrs John ton prepare the capsules for his wife at the Johnston home Witnessed Preparation Miss Slagle previously testified hat only she Frank Ladd a hired and and Mrs Anna Johnston con essed conspirator in the crime had itnessed preparation of the cap ules Miss Slagle lived with Mrs John on who has admitted illicit rela ons with the defendant and who eaded guilty to first degree mur er charges in connection with Mrs ortons death Waltons refusal to sign a death ertilicate in Mrs Hortons death pened the investigation which rought Horton to trial Coroner hum corroborated his testimony rs Horton died of convulsions in the early morning hours of Feb 15 during a winter blizzard Frightful Death Dr Walton testified that such poisoning is a frightful death and that at no time during his quesion ing of Horton did he say that his wife had suffered any pain Locke took special pains to draw from Dr Walton that Mrs Horton was a very healthy woman before her death Gray haired Dr W J Teeters Iowa toxicologist testified that the death Mrs Horton suffered was one of the most terrible deaths He said he found in Mrs Hortons viscera 8 plus grains of strychnine and asserted that half a grain would have produced death Conscious to End Describing such death he said the victim is conscious to the end and is keenly aware of the end that is to come It is the fearful fright in the mind that makes the death so terrible Counteringthe states attempt to disprove Hortons claim his wife died three or more hours after she took the poison the defense askec Dr Walton It would be possible wouldnt i that death would not have take place from three and a half to fou hours Possible Dr Walton answerci but not probable Dr Walton describing the effect of the poison said Unable to Breathe The victim is unable to breath during the WmVulsioris so that the have a sense of asphyxia or lack o air and the muscles are all con tracted by opposing each other an She contraction of the muscles i the maximum They contract a iard as they can and that is ex tremely painful Defense Attorney James V Luca objected to all of Dr Waltons testi mony but District Judge Home Fuller overruled his objections LINVILLE TO RUN FOR II S SENATE Former District Attorney in Race for Republican Nomination CEDAR RAPIDS P Linville of Cedar Rapids a former United States district attorney for northern Iowa Friday announced his candidacy for the republican nomination for United States sena tor He is also a former county at torney of Linn county and has been active in republican affairs for many years Linville is the third to enter the race against Senator L J Dickin son who it is regarded will be a candidate for renomination Others are Mayor Edwin Manning of Ot tumwa and George Chaney of Des Moines In his formal statement Linville indicated he will make the farm problem the principal issue of his campaign Postmaster Recommended WASHINGTON M ja cobsen of Clinton Iowa recommend ed appointment of Herbert Smith as DeWitt Iowa postmaster MOHAWKS IN SECOND GAME OF CAGE MEET The story and boxscore of Ma son Citys second game at the stale high school basketball tour nament at Des Moines will he carried in the North loxvn edition nf the GloheGazctte for sale fin the streets about 6 oclock Fri day evening Roosevelt Fishing Off West Caicos Island MIAMI Fla P President Roosevelt was off West Caicos Is land north of Haiti Friday for an other fishing trv He reached this point in the east ern part of the Bahama group Thursday evening after a days run in the new presidential ship the U S S Potomac Elaine Barrie Starts Train Trip to N Y LOS ANGELES Bar rie still proclaiming her love for movie star John Barrymore start ed an unheralded train trip to New York early Friday Barrymore was not at the station to bid her Godspeed nor was he at his Beverly Hills home as the train pulled out Says No Coterie to Rule at Convention CHICAGO T Senator L J Dickinson of Iowa asserted in an interview here there was no chance of any small coterie dictat ing to the republican choice at the Cleveland convention in June FARM OFFICIALS OF IOWA LEARN OF AAAS PLANS Wickard Says Payments to Be Made on Clover and Alfalfa By PORTER SI HKDGE Associated Press Staff Writer AMES T Claude Wickard AAA representative said Friday that word from Washington indi cated the AAA will pay Iowa farmers at least an acre for 193S seedings of clover and 2 an acre for new alfalfa seedings under the soil conservation program These payments he pointed out at a training school for Iowa farm of ficials hearing the first additional explanation of the new program would be in addition lo the an acre soil conserving and an acre soil building payments within cer tain limits They would be made as an addi tional inducement to farmers to in crease their acreage of soil improv ing crops he saici Only farmers whose soil conserving and soil building payments were below the maximum payments allowed would receive the additional subsidy Aid Poorer Areas AAA representatives said these payments probably would benefit farmers in less fertile areas such as southern Iowa where the lesser pro ductivity of the soil would not en title them to large soil conserving and soil building payments Wickard assumed the job of clear ing the haze which has clouded the program as it applies to Iowa in his address at the meeting The meeting will continue SaturI day It is intended as a training school for Iowa AAA officials field I representatives extension workers county agents and temporary AAA committeemen to acquaint them with the details of the program To Explain Program The committeemen and field men in turn will explain the program to farmers at later county and town ship meetings Iowa farm officials have looked forward to the meeting with intense interest hoping to come away from it with solutions to a hose of prob lems the answers to which hereto ore they havent ben alile to put heir fingers on As one official put it the more I study the program the ess I know about it The meeting however is not ex lected to answer immediately all of the questions which have arisen lather it is intended to clear up echnical details of the new pro gram so county committeemen can ake it to the farmers before the spring planting rush May Be Worked Out Many points Mch as establish ment of county base acreages se ection of the state committee and pecific definition of soil building nd soil conserving crops as they pply to Iowa may beworked out ater Present expectations in official ircles are that the old Iowa corn log committee of which R M vans of Laurens was chairman rill administer the new program It Iso is expected that the soil buiid ng payment which the AAA says shall not exceed will be an ere in Iowa It is estimated that he soil conserving payment in Iowa be from S3 to striking an verage of about an acre Around Total 1936 payments to Iowa are Stimated at around 530000000 An official bulletin received hursday defined limitations on soil observation payments for shifting and from grain soil depleting rops to grasses and legumes soil onserving crops it said The total acreage of both old and new seedings of soil conserving and soil building crops on the farm must be equivalent to at least 15 per cent of the soil depleting base on the farm before the farmer will become entitled to payment The farmer will receive the soil conserving payment of an acre more or less only on the increase in soil conserving and soil building acreage up to 15 per cent of his soil ON THE INSIDE Children of the Hood district around Lowell Mass receive antityphoid inoculation at the Lowell Red Cross headquar ters as the waters of the swol len Mcrrimac river recede Thousands wore treated o prevent he danger of epi demics Heavy Rains Swelling Streams in Midwest ON PAGE 2 3oys Prepare Exhibits for Local Hobby Show ON PAGE 14 Winners Enter Second Round of Cage Meet ON PAGE 9 expects 2500 Demos to Attend Convention ON PAGE 10 Second Chapter of Camden Ruby Murder ON PAGE S Some Flashe From Life as She Is Lived By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SNOW HILL N Clerk J E Mewborn has six dau ters and three sons but he wants an other son His great great grand father his great grandfather hi grandfather and ins father each ha six daughters and four sons PROSPECTIVE OFFICE CATS BURLINGTON N ca was delivered in a box to Dr P Abernathy veterinarian but befor treatment was begun the feline dis appeared Yowls the next mornin resulted in her discovery far back ir a desk three newborn kittens HUNGER AWAITS NO FISH KANSAS year ol Harold Coffmans dream of becom ing a hermit on the lake of the Ozarks living on fish was shatter ed by fishermans luck all bad Af ter three days he hitchhiked home and told his parents he had lived in a cave but caught not a even a crawdad FAIR ENOUGH OKLAHOMA Bei Arnold finally got his fill of the fierj forensics of Attorney A W Gilli land and 0 A Cargiil If you attorneys will just qui clowning long enough to get alonj with this lawsuit he offer ed Ill establish a circus for you and let you clown all day long CALL OF THE ROAD SPOKANE Rog ers an Indian who said he was from Minnesota was sentenced to 3 days for trying to take a locomotive for a joyride Knocked from the cab by a fireman he climbed into an other and had it going when an of ficer overpowered him depleting base Considerable Criticism The soil conserving payment will not be made with respect to new seedings ot soil conserving and soil building crops on land which as in the case of clover seeded in oats tor harvest is not devoted substantial FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy to cloudy with rising temperature Friday night except in cast central por tion Saturday unsettled with rain or snoiv in west and norfh portions by Saturday afternoon or Satur day night somewhat warmer In east portion colder in extreme northwest MINNESOTA Cloudy snow in west not so cold in south Friday night Saturday snow warmer in extreme southeast colder in west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 44 Minimum in Night 22 At 8 A M Friday Precipitation 10 Mason Citys moisture Thursday occurred in three sleet and rain And a bit of sunshine was thrown in for a good measure ly to soil building or soil conserving uses in 1936 Considerable criticism already has greeted the program little more than a week old One is the claim that the farmer saint who has been following constructive soil practices is penalized under the new tion of program while the farmer sinner who has abused his soil is favored Another claim is that the new program which avowedly seeks sol conservation will not obtain soil conservation in the areas whore it is needed such as in parts of south rn Jowa VON RIBBENTROP GALLS ON EDEN Germany Seeks Explanation of Address to House of Commons By CHARLES P NUTTER Copyrfilit JHig hy The Associated Ire5s LONDON von Rib bentrop seeking Great Britains latest word before returning to Berlin to report to Adolf Hitler on the Rhineland crisis negotiations conferred with Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden Friday at the for eign office Informed sources said the reich emissary sought an explanation of parts of Edens speech to the house I of commons Thursday in which the foreign secretary warned Ger many a conciliatory gesture of some kind was necessary to solve the Rhineland impasse but also ad vised France to try to deal with dcr fuehrer with an open mind Perturbed by Address Hitlers ambassador at large was understood to be perturbed by some sections of Edens a reaffirmation of Britains obliga tions under the Locarno pact which was acclaimed generally by the British as the greatest of his career The German delegation it was understood was disturbed by the emphasis Eden laid or the military understanding among the Locarno powers in contrast to the compar atively fleeting references to the proposals Hitler has extended for new treaties Praise Edin Statrmrnt All British parties praised Kdcna i foreign policy statement declaring Britainstood by its Locarno pledge to be ready to fight for France and Belgium if they were attacked by Germany but calling on the reich for some new conciliatory move The foreign secretarys address surprised political quarters by its demands that France have an open mind as well as by the call for Germany to do something to illay the anxieties of Europe Edens success WHS considered noteworthy by parliamentary lobbies in view of the fact that a large see the commons approached yesterdays debate in a critical mood GOVERNOR PUTS PROPOSITION UP TO PROSECUTION Report Hauptmann Has Changed His Story Called False By DALE HARRISON liy The Alorljitcd PrCM TRENTON N Harold G Hoffman charged Friday that the whole Hauptmann case reeks with unfairness passion and prejudice and asserted that if the prosecution would tell him he had the right he would be glad to grant a further reprieve In a statement that bristled with derision or Prosecutor Anthony M Hatick Jr of Huntcrdon county where Bruno Hauptmann was con victed early last year of the murder of the Lindbergh baby Governor Hoffman said he did not believe he had the right to grant another re prieve hut that if the brilliant Mr Hauck and his legal advisers will advise me that I do have that right I shall be glad to exercise it Firmly Convinced I am more firmly convinced than ever that Hauptmann has not been given a trial in line with what we consider to be American standards of justice In some quarters the governors statement was interpreted as re moving still further the chance that Hauptmann would he reprieved again Atty Gen David T Wilentz and Hauck as well as many other legal authorities have maintained that the power of reprieve expired long before the first stay granted by the governor on Jan 16 Attorney General Wilentz said he would issue a statement at 11 oclock Saturday morning on his at titude toward another reprieve for Hauptmann Hauck has said he will oppose any such move in the courts Bruno SHU Optimistic Defense Counsel C Lloyd Fisher and Hauptmann himself continued express belief that something would halt the execution The governor said he would sin cerely welcome a legislative in vestigation As a matter of fact he added n a formal statement I think it vould be a very healthy thing to have the legislature authorize an nvestigation of the activities of he governor the attorney general he superintendent of state police he prosecutor of Hunterdon county ind any representatives of their de lartments who may have partici ated in any way in the Lindbergh ase Report Money Bought A resolution providing for just uch an investigation was ready for ntroduction in the assembly last Monday but was withheld by its ponsor at the request of the gov rnor who felt that it might he onstrued as a move on his part to iy the basis for a second reprieve f Hauptmann who is scheduled to o to the electric chair next Tues ay night A sensational unconfirmed report lat Hauptmann had changed his tory of how he came into posses on of the Lindbergh ransom money wept through Trenton Friday The report said that Hauptmann ad given the governor a signed tatement that he bought the indbergh ransom money from his urrier partner the late Isidor Hauptmann has always con ended the 514000 found in his pos ession was given him by Fiscb hen he went to Germany Story Not Changed Col Mark 0 Kimberlmg prin pal keeper at State prison onbted the report saying such a atemcnt would have gone through is hands Hauptmann hasnt changed his tory in any detail Kimber aid Namdl AH ing Postmaster WASHINGTON post nffice department appointed R 1 Zensen as acting postmaster at Merrill Jowa Kimbcrling said he asked Haupt lann how hc felt about the dir nal outlook of his escaping the lair Tuesday night in view of Governor Hoffmans final state ment Wednesday that he would not grant another reprieve unless there were further developments and the attorney general agreed to the move I dont feel that I will go out that door Kimberling said Haupt mann replied pointing to the door leading to the death house I feel something is going to happen Governors Statement The governors statement fol lows I am somewhat amazed and amused at the statements attrib uted to Prosecutor Hauck particu larly his expression that I am Irv ing to make a laughing stock of the courts Mr Hauck is the young man who told the Hunterdon coun ty jury that he was going to prova that John Hughes Curtis actually had contact with thp gang that kidnaped the Lindbergh baby   

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