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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 20, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS CEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 20 1936 HOME EDITION THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION ONE NO 192 Roosevelts Job Ahead To Tear Down Relief Setups If He Is ReElected LANDON HAS 26 MORE DELEGATES By CHARLES F STEWART H Pres ident Roosevelt is reelected he will completely elimi nate or radically curtail emergen cy setups created earlier in his pres ent term to deal with depression conditions a c cording to talk in Washington For that mat ter the job will await his succes sor even if to days white house incumbent is de feated It is a prospect to make any pres idential aspirant shudder The very suggestion that Secre tary of the Interior Harold L Ickes plans a 25 per cent reduction in his PWA staff has created a commo tion that stirs the entire capital Ickes is not actually reducing im mediately He merely prepared a list of those who will go because the administration and congress favor ranting new relief millions to Har ry L Hopkins head of WPA PWA Workers Scared The PWA workers are scared aplenty at the mere thought that their positions are endangered They simply are inundating their sena tors and representatives with ap peals and demands for protection And there are throughout the coun try or here in Washington ot them Only are immediately threatened but they dont know which are which therefore the whole are frightened Nine thousand isnt the sum total either Each of the has fnends and many of them dependents to swell the chorus All of the have more or less political influence too or they would not have been able to get on the government payroll initially Big Howl Forseen When finally is made End it seems a nu merical strength of the how will be trimmed from plus de pendents and friends to PThose who suffer will screech worse than at the mere danger ot suffering Now multiply the difficulties in volved in this 25 per cent liquida tion of PWA by the difficulties in volved in the liquidation of the ECW EHFA FCA FCC FDIC HLC NEC NLRB NRC REA RFC SEC SSB TVA WPA and other emergency setups all listed in the Congressional Li Administrations Theory And it must become apparent that the footing will be formidable The administrations theory is that with improving times if and the governments alphabeti cal workers will drift naturally into private employment But for some reason folk appear to like to work for the government Uncle Sams jobs are secure and pensioned Government jobs may not appeal to the superambitious but the average individual evidently likes one It is an old saving of pub lic servants that few die and none Not in Civil Service cecretarv Ickes policy is not to wait for death or the hopelessness of resignment Alphabetical emergency jobs are not to be sure on a civil service basis Their incumbents can be dropped unceremoniously However they are trying to make their posts permanencies To a con siderable extent undoubtedly they will succeed in doing it Then their various bureaus will last forver Hindenburg Completes Second Flight to U S 1 CONVICTED OF PEACOCK MURDER Hoodlums Still in Teens Sentenced to Prison for Crime CHICAGO Two hoodlums still in their teens Ercil Reck 19 and Michael Livingston 17 were convicted early Wednesday of the murder of Dr Silber C crime that netted them S5 apiece A criminal court jury rejected the prosecutions plea for a death pen alty in three hours of deliberation and fixed Reeks punishment at 199 years in prison and Livingstons at 30 years imprisonment Two other members of the gamin robbery Nash and Robert Goethe both pleaded guilty in the slaying of the pediatrician and have started serv ing 199 year terms in the peniten tiary CROSSES NORTH ATLANTIC IN 78 HOURS ANO HALF Only Few Hundred See Zeppelin Moored at Lakehurst LAKEHURST N German dirigible Hindenburgwas grounded at the Lakehurst naval air station at a m Central Standard Time Wednesday com pleting its second commercial cross ing of the north Atlantic in 78 hours 27 minutes The landing was effected without incident At 6 oclock the first landing lines were dropped from great airships nose and seconds later other lines were thrown from the tail The ground crew quickly pulled the Zeppelin to the ground Only a few hundred people watch ed the arrival At oclock the ship was safely tied up at the outdoor moor ing mast about a quarter mile from the air station hangar It was to remain outside during its scheduled brief stay with reservicing opera tions being conducted at the mast 17 Hours Slower The Hindenburgs crossing was nearly 17 hours slower than its rec ord inaugural trip when it reached Lakehurst 61 hours 57 minutes af ter leaving its home port It start ed this cruise from Frankfort on the Main Germany at p Saturday The Zeppelin had bucked heavy head winds during its transAtlantic cruise and was a day late as a re sult Westerly winds with a velocity of 17 miles an hour prevailed at the air station this morning but the ground crew of 90 bluejackets and 125 civilians many of them ex sailors had no difficulty in keeping the ship under control Inspection Is Made Immigration public health de partment of agriculture and cus toms officials boarded the Hinden burg immediately after the moor ing Following their inspection the passengers disembarked and were taken by bus to the hangar There they passed through the final cus toms inspection They were to fly to Newark aboard transport planes Lieut Com John M Thornton who made the round trip on the Hindenburg as a U S navy observ er said he had had a nice The best thing about it was the he added That was a very fancy landing in that Couldnt Avoid Winds Capt Ernst Lehmann the Hin denburg skipper said head winds could not be avoided be cause ocean weather service is not yet fully organized for airship trans Atlantic The scarcity of ships and other reports made it impossible to recog nize the position of depression cen ters or development of squall lines sufficiently in he said One of the passengers Wilbur Plitt of Baltimore said the ship stood on its nose when a squall hit it Monday He said it regained its equilibrium quickly and added none of the passengers wag alarmed Other passengers agreed they were not upset and said they en joyed the stormy trip Very Calm Cowles Des said that when he and his wife left Frankfort they felt they were ad venturers but they ended the flight by being almost With the exception of one bad bump during Mondays squall he said it was a very calm As soon as the ship was docked a crew of five attached fuel oil and hydrogen lines in an effort to have the dirigible ready to take off for its home port in eight hours Th2 Hindenburg planned a quick turn around leaving Wednesday night in accordance with its regular schedule Hydrogen Cost The airship must release hydro gen as it cruises to compensate for the loss of weight resulting from fuel consumption W H Butler oil company engineer estimated the cost of hydrogen used on a trip at Fuel oil he calculated cost as much Fiftyone passengers one more than the ships normal capacity were booked for the return trip to Frankfort Three of them are navy officers and be transferred from the passengers accommodations to the quarters of the ships officers The freight load will include a fourplace two and onequarter ton airplane James H Haizlip racing pilot ON THE INSIDE MARGUERITE CLARK Husband of ExScreen Star Dies in Air Crash ON PAGE 2 Truck Goes Through Pavement at Algona ON PAGE 8 Jobbers to Make Good Will Trip on June 2 ON PAGE 11 Learn to Swim Week Scheduled at T Pools ON PAGES 10 11 WINDFALLTAX GIVEN APPROVAL Senate Committee Takes Its First Decisive Action on Revenue Bill WASHINGTON its first decisive action on the tax bill the senate finance committee Wednes day approved in modified form an 80 per cent windfall tax on pro cessors who escaped payment of the old AAA processing taxes The changes were designed large ly to make the tax less stringent in its application One would make the levy inapplicable if a processor showed a loss in the commidities to which the processing taxes applied over an entire taxable year The decision partly cleared the way for the committee to tackle the heart of the corporation tax angle It expected to reach this later in the day Ralph Morrison Resigns At the white house it was an nounced that Ralph W Morrison of Texas a delegate to the London ec onomic conference several years ago had resigned from the federal reserve board No reason was given but it was reported in financial circles that Morrison and Marriner Eccles the board chairman had differed The president delayed action on the res ignation until he could talk with Morrison Mr Roosevelt planned to leave Friday night for Hyde Park N to spend several days with his mother injured in a fall Flood Control Debated The house had nothing of wide spread interest to debate Wednes day but the senate to6k up the con troversial subject of flood control Senator Copeland DN in charge of the control bill said it would pass in its pres ent form It would require states to pay the cost of land and dam ages incidental ot construction of control But Senators Davis and Bilbo led a fight to prevent such assessments on the states Copeland said that if they were successful the federal outlay would be increased by Receive Low Bid WASHINGTON CSVThe treas ury received a low bid of from the Blauner Construction com pany of Chicago for construction of a postoffice at Missouri Valley Iowa TOWNSEND SETS COLLECTIONS AT ABOUT MILLION Says Contributors Got Exactly What They Paid By SCOTT HEKSHEY Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON F E Townsend told a house investigating committee Wednesday that in the neighborhood of a million dollars has been collected by the Townsend old age pension organization since its inception Asked what the contributors re ceived in return Dr Townsend said they got our organization which is exactly what they paid We have clubs throughout the country and a live working or Dr Townsend said Old Age Revolving Pensions was incorporated early in 1934 In contrast to the crowd which thronged the hearing room Tues day there were only about a hun dred spectators on hand when the session opened for Dr Townsends second day on the stand Wears Same Suit Dr Townsend was dressed in the same light brown suit he wore at the opening session He arrived 225 Confirmed by Archbishop Beckman at St Josephs who formerly held the transcontin ental record arranged to fly it with his ayiatrixwife Mae and their son James from New York to Lakehurst Wednesday They plan to seek speed records in Europe DICKINSONLEADER WASHINGTON OP Testi mony before the house commit tee investigating the Townsend plan disclosed Wednesday that a Townsend press agent re garded Senator Lester J Dickin son as the leader for the movement in the United States senate A letter by Frank Peterson described as a Townsend press agent was read before the com mittee questioning Dr F E Townsend The letter said Rep Blanton looms as our worst enemy and suggested organ izing his district and starting a petition asking him to resign It further said Senator Dick inson will be our leader in that shortly before the committee ap peared and sat chatting with his council as Chairman Bell D pounded the opening gavel James R Sullivan committee counsel brought out in questions that Walter known as Sparkplug Warmbold who headed the Town send caravan when it left Califor nia for Washington was relieved of his leadership in Oklahoma Sullivan asserted bathing beau ties were on caravan cars when they left California and that Co rner Smih Oklahoma Townsend di recor spent of Townsend funds for fire water for Indians in Oklahoma Some Dr Townsend said he knew nothing of what happened to the caravan in Oklahoma except he understood there were some diffi Smith Sullivan explained is a Townsend candidate for United States senator from Oklahoma He conended Townsend funds were be ing used to build up Smiths can didacy Dr Townsend said money was being spent for the Townsend or ganization in Oklahoma and if it indirectly aided Smith he was glad and hoped it Kissed Indian Squaw Sullican said Warmbold was charged with kissing an Indian squaw in public and was relieved of his caravan leadership because he was stealing Corner Smiths thunder in The elderly witness denied the caravan carrying petitions urging enactment of the Townsend plan for monthly pensions to the aged was a grandstand He de scribed it rather as educational Above is shown the procession to the church at the confirmation of 235 at the St church Wednesday by Archbishop Francis 3 Beckman of Dubuque assisted by pneato surroundmg commumties From left to right in the picture are Father Alfred Schmeetz Buffalo Cen terFather E 3 Supple Clear Lake Father A J JBohrer Holy Family church Father N C Barrett Mercy hospital Father William Mullen Holy Family Jtfonsignor P S OConnor StJoseph church BS si saajt Photo Kayenay Engraving F MOTHER CONFINED TO BED Mrs Roosevelt 82 Gets Impacted Hip Cracked Bone in Fall WASHINGTON white house announced Wednesday that Mrs Sara Delano Roosevelt 82 year old mother of the president was confined in her Hyde Park home with an impacted hip and cracked bone caused by a fall The president who accidentally heard of the in jury five days af ter it happened while talking to his mother on the telephone will I leave here Friday night for Hyde Park to spend two or three days with her Stephen T Early a presidential secretary said Mrs Roosevelt tripped over a six inch step as she entered the home of the presidents daughter m New York City a week ago Wednesday She was visiting Sistie and Buz children of Mrs Anna Boet tiger Early said Roosevelt no ticed no ill effects at the time en tered the home on West 53rd street and after spending some time with the children returned to her own home on 65th street The following day she went to Hyde Park and went about her household duties Monday night the president called her on the telephone and Mrs Roosevelt said she was slightly handicapped and told of the fall for the first time The president advised her to go to bed at once and call a doctor X rays showed an impacted hip and a cracked bone Doctors advised her to remainin bed at least two weeks Forger Gets Sentence ONEILL guilty to a forgery charge Lafe Iowa was sentenced to from two to Lewis 28 formerly of Atlantic five years in the state penitentiary and calling to the attention of the people to our program and to com ply with the request of the commit tee for the One Killed Six Rescued as Plane Crashes Into Bay ROCKLAND Maine seven passenger seaplane of the Stanley Boynton flying service crashed in Penobscot Bay Wednesday killing one passenger Six other passengers were rescued William Montgomery 58 of Rock land died in the crash trapped in the cabin as the plane plunged from a 100 foot height after the takeoff Coastguard rescuers were unable to remove his body before the plane was towed ashore Substitute Guffey Act Introduced New Bill Leaves Out Invalidated Labor Provisions WASHINGTON substi tute for the unconstitutional Guffey coal control act was introduced by Senator Guffey Wednes day with the statement that the new measure was based on con gress undisputed power to regu late interstate An identical bill was introduced in the house by Vinson on behalf of Snyder coau thor of the invalidated act Whether white house support would be given the new legislation and whether it would be pressed for action this session was not known immediately Speaker Byrns told newsmen he did not want to see anything delay adjournment after action on the tax and relief bills Needed Changes Made Guffey told the senate the new measure made such changes in the old act as are necessary to meet the views of a majority of the su preme It will be recalled that four members of the court held that the price fixing provisions of the act would not be considered apart from the labor regulations and that since the labor provisions of the act of 1935 were beyond the power of con gress the act would have to fall In the bill I am now introducing the labor provisions of the act of 1935 have been wholly eliminated and the power of congress to be exercised under this bill is its un disputed power under the constitu tion to regulate interstate com Bill Essentially Same Although thenew bill is essen tially the same as the original act with the unconstitutional labor pro visions eliminated it contains one significant charge Under its terms the national bi tuminous coal commission would consist of seven members instead of five Officials said this change was made to provide direct repre sentation of both producers and miners Three of the seven commis sioners would have no interest or connection with the industry Upon passage of the new bill President Roosevelt would be re quired to appoint a new commission and a new consumers counsel The commission would likewise have to organize new district price fixing boards in the existing 23 dis tricts Jury Fails to Agree Charges Dismissed SHENANDOAH JP Intoxica tion charges against Gerald Davis were dismissed Wednesday when a second jury trying him failed to agree Davis admitted he drank liquor brought from a state store but denied he was intoxicated when arrested FAY WEBB WINS DIVORCE DECREE Claims Life With Vallee Was Succession of Emotional Climaxes LOS ANGELES Webb of the screen won a divorce Wednes day from Rudy Vallee after testi fying her life with him was a aeries of emotional climaxes The uncontested interlocutory de cree granted by Superior Judge Ar thur Crum brought to an end a bit ter litigation between the dark eyed actress whose parents formerly lived in Ames Iowa and the radio singer that began in January of 1934 when Miss Webb first brought suit for separate maintenance During the time I was married to Mr Vallee I dropped 15 pounds under my normal she tes tified He often cursed and swore at me I never knew when he might throw Judge Crum interrupted to ask if Vallee had ever actually thrown anything at her said Miss Webb reflectively Not at Miss Webbs corroborating wit ness was her father Chief of Police Clarence Webb of Santa Monica Cal He said he observed that the mar riage was not happy when he paid a visit with Mrs Webb to Vallees Maine lodge several years ago Miss Webb came back to Santa Monica for her health he said Baptist Assembly at Iowa Falls July 1428 IOWA FALLS annual Iowa Baptist assembly will be held here July 14 to 28 It is expected 700 persons will attend LEADS BORAH BY FOUR TO ONE IN N J BALLOTING Hoffman Runs 4th Out of Five in Delegateat Large Race SAMUEL G BLACKMAN Associated Press Staff Writer NEWARK N Alf M Landon of Kansas was assured of at least 26 of New Jerseys votes at the republican national convention when returns from Tues days primary were fourfifths complete Wednesday He also continued his sweep of the preferential voting having a four to one advantage over U S Senator William E Borah of Ida ho The preferential vote in out of election districts was Landon Meanwhile Interest turned anew to the fight of Gov Harold G Hoff man to retain his position as titular head of the republican party in the state Hoffman Bung Fourth As the totals mounted Hoffman dropped from first to fourth place in the five sided contest for the four delegateatlarge posts He was however running well ahead of Franklin W Fort who split Hoffmans vote with a bitter attack on the governors activities in the case of Bruno Richard Hauptmann Col Henry Breckinridge lone entry on the democratic preference ballot polled a relatively small vote His total for the districts was Roosevelt Written in President Rposevelt whose name was not on the ballot got a sizable writein vote which in places far exceeded that for Breckinridge In Atlantic City persona penciled in the name of the president while only 879 checked the name of Breck inridge The Roosevelt vote was not tabu lated generally and in some places the LandonBorab count was de layed while state and local contests were tabulated Hoffman led the bigfour slate for many hours aided by a plural ity of over Fort in democratic Hudson county where Fort charged a deal was made with Mayor Frank Hague democratic leader for bul let votes for the governor Go Past Governor But as populous Essex county which includes the city of Newark turned in its vote the tide turned and first former U S Senator Walter E Edge then Edward E Duffield Newark insurance execu tive and finally National Commit teewoman Edna B Conklin passed the governor Even as the Hudson county voting showed evidence of bullet votes for vote for him alone instead of four did gome other counties show that he was cut by many voters Returns from out of election districts gave for republi can delebate at large Edge Duffield Conklin Hoffman Fort FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy to cloudy with tbundershovvers in northeast portion Wednesday afternoon or early Wednesday night and In northwest portion Thursday after noon warmer Wednesday night and in central and east portions Thursday MINNESOTA Showers Wed nesday night and Thursday somewhat warmer Wednesday night and in east Thursday cooler in Red River valley Thurs day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 73 Minimum in Night 50 At 8 A M Wednesday 51 Rainfall 40 A gentle rain which fell over North Iowa most of Tuesday night raised the May moisture total to inches MOST OF NORTH IOWA GETS RAIN Clouds Mantle Upper Half of State With Additional Moisture Likely DES MOINES Rain mea suring up to inches at Inwood fell in North Iowa Tuesday night and Wednesday morning and the weatherman predicted thunder showers for the northeast section Wednesday night Clouds mantled North Iowa gen erally Wednesday Sioux City re ported 80 of an inch of rain and still coming At Charles Oty the rain continued after 14 of an inch fall at 7 a m While South Iowa was mostly clear the weatherman forecast in creasing cloudiness Atlantic Council Bluffs Albia and Burlington all reported 82 for Tuesdays high temperature Cedar Rapids 48 was the low early Wed nesday Temperatures at T a averag ed five degrees abova normal forecast for warmer weather Wednesday night Mason City had 4 of an inch of rain which brought the May total to   

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