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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 28, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                C ft HIS UCM 1 A I Mf B i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOLXLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS iEASED WIKB SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 28 1936 Mr Couzens of Michigan Liberal Senator Is About Richest Man in Public Life By CHARLES F STEWART ASHINGTON C James Couzens of Michigan prob ably is the rich est man in public life And when he feels like it as generally he does he is one of the most politicoeco nomically liberal Occasionally however he takes what the progressives con sider the conser vative side of some national question They say he is erratic His version is that he is independent He certainly is The progressives in congress greatly like him but when lie is opposingthem he makes them an grier than the reactionaries do They expect opposition from the re actionaries but they cannot under stand it coming from him Hates System Not Men He consorts socially with pluto crats too Its a mystery to me Senator George W Morris of Nebraska said to him how you can associate with such golf with them for example treat them as friends I know that Senator Norris made this remark Senator Couzens told me so But explained the Wolverine statesman it is the plutocrats sys tem that I hate I dont hate indi viduals I dont hate even Andy Mel lon personally However he fought the exsecre tary of the treasury bitterly when the latter was in office F D Rs Popularity The senator also told why in his opinion President Roosevelt is so THIS PAPER CONSISTS OV TWO SECTIONS SECTION OMK NO 198 HOUSE CITES TOWNSEND 2 AIDES popular I realize he conceded that many Rooseveltian policies are im possible that many of his advisors are impractical theorists that ad ministratively his system is terrible But he is the only president in my time who ever has had a heart throb of sympathy with the under common man He has plans that wont work but they can be licked into work ability at least theyre a start The oldtime conservative philo sophy has been Let the rich grow richer the more bread they have on their tables the more crusts will be brushed off for the poor to pick up from the floor I believe in an evener break for all the people than that Remains Republican Senator Couzens accordingly will not oppose Roosevelts reelection Positively not Yet he will run for the senate as a republican The Michigan democrats would be glad to put him on their ticket CONTEMPT CASE TOBEHANDEDTO DISTRICT COURT Standing Vote of 271 to 41 Registered on Resolution By SCOTT HEKSHKY WASHINGTON contempt citation against Dr F E Town send and two of his old age pen sion aides was voted Thursday by the house with instructions that he case be turned over to the United States district attorney for action The standing vote on the contempt resolution was 271 to 41 Those named with Townsend were the Rev Clinton Wunder of New York and J B Kicfer of Chi cago A score or more members sup sorted Representative Monaghan DMont in efforts to stop housi approval of the resolution submit ed by Chairman Bell DMo o he committee invesigating old age icnsions plans Wants House Trial Amid considerable confusion be ore the vote Representative Blan on DTex insisted any contempt ction against the old age pension eader should be tried in the house ntead of a federal court There is a contempt action gainst the house and should be junished by the house Blanton said Speaker Byrns ruled Blanton out of order on the ground that only a committee report and not a resolu tion calling for action had been sub mitted Monaghen was ruled out of order on theinvestigating committee had exceeded its authorr Sty and tried to make criminals out of witnesses Three times Monaghan appealed from the speakers rulings on par liamentary points of order and each time Byrns overwhelmingly sus tained Hearing in November Leslie C Garnett the United States attorney has said the Town send case could not reach trial at this term of court and has set No vember for the hearing There was scattered applause in the chamber and some in the galler ies when the clerk read the section Rural Iowa Is Painting and Remodeling Found Guilty They have indorsed others him among Ill come back says the sena tor as a republican or not at all Why Well as a democrat Id lose my seniority On all committee assign ments Id go down to the foot of the list The senator is senior republican on the powerful interstate com merce and banking and currency committees Has Potent Voice As senior even of the minority he has a potent the more so because as an independent al though a nominal republican the majority has in considerable mea sure to defer to him As a junior democrat he wouldnt speak with the same authority It may seem queer but it is par liamentary precedent And all the fun Ive had in Washington added the senator has been in committee rooms Im not an orator on the floor My activities dont appear in the official record Senator Couzens is mistaken in this respect he has a notable rec ord the committees ingDr Townsends committee Among the spectators was the Rev Gerald K Smith leader of the share the wealth movement start ed by the late Senator Huey P Long of Louisiana It was Smith who walked arm in arm with Townsend out of the hear ing room last Thursday and rushed the doctor to Baltimore in a taxi cab JOHN FIORENZA The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Thursday night and Friday somewhat warmer in cast and south central portions Friday MINNESOTA Fair Thursday night and Friday except possibly showers in northwest by Friday afternoon or night somewhat cooler in vicinity of Twin Cities Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 82 Minimum in Night At 8 A M Thursday 67 GIRL 9 FEARED KIDNAPED FOUND Shenandoah Child Believed to Have Walked Away From Home in Sleep SHENANDOAH trucker found Iris Weatherill 9 wandering along a roadside ditch near her farm home early Thursday after her fos ter parents reported to officers they thought the girl had been kidnaped They said the girl apparently wandered away while walking in her sleep The foster parents Mr and Mrs John Weatherill who adopted Iris and her brother Gordon 7 in Sep tember 1934 called officers shortly after 4 a m when they found the girl was missing from her room Iris changed from her night cloth ing to play pajamas and donned her shoes before slipping out of her room She told her foster parents she could not remember anything until she awakened walking along the ditch Ulrich Is Sentenced for Poison Attempt on Wifes Parents ELDORA A Ul rich convicted in district court here ast week of attempting to poison Mr and Mrs Luke Aswegan his vifes parents by placing strychnine n a sugar bowl at their home last January was sentenced Thursday afternoon by Judge O J Henderson serve an indeterminate term in oil Madison He will be taken to hat institution by Hardin county officers BATHTUB SLAYER JO CHAIR Judge Commends Jury of 12 Men for Conviction of John Fiorenza By PAT McGRADY Associated Press Staff Writer NEW YORK jury of 12 men Thursday doomed John Fior enza 24 year old upholstera helper o the electric chair for the Good riday bathtub slaying of Mrs Evans Titterton youthful iction writer Weary and haggard sfter 19 lours of deliberation the jurors iled into general sessions court at 0 a m Judge Charles C Nott Jr was on the bench The clerk of the ourt put the formal question Have the jurors reached a ver lict Stuart Campbell foreman said iiey had Find Him Guilts We find the defendant guilty as barged he replied Fiorenza looked dully at the men His face was as void of emotion as had been during the seven days he had sat in court listening to testimony listening to Dist Atty William C Dodge demand his life listening apathetically to his own at torney Henry Klauber argue that he was insane and not responsible for his act Bites His Fingernails The courtroom was still Fiorenza began biting his fingernails Then Judge Nott spoke He said he would sentence Fiorenza on June 5 He turned then to the jurors You need never have any scruples about this verdict he said It was not only justified but absolutely necessary under the evi dence It is a shocking crime and you have done a public service Senate Opens Debate Over Relief Funds WASHINGTON new relief program finally reached the senate floor Thursday while its companion on the administration list of must remained locked away in commit tee With administration forces at tempting to rally support behind higher taxes on undistributed cor poration earnings the senate fi nance committee postponed at least until Friday a crucial vote on whether to approve the tax bill which it already has framed Leaders sought a vote by Friday on the deficiency appropriation car rying for relief ac tivities in the financial year begin ning July 1 Republicans planned a fight to make the money available for relief grants to the states in stead of turning it over to the president Additional Task Seen A possible additional task for this session of congress was sight ed Secretary Wallace and congres sional farm leaders conferred on a new sugar control bill Publication of a report by the house ways and means committee on a proposed substitute for the outlawed Guffey coal control bill showed the committee majority felt the substitute necessary to pre vent chaotic conditions Five committee republicans op posed it as giving a special inter est monopolistic power to fix prices John L Lewis United Mine Work ers president said that President Roosevelt wants the substitute en acted this session Other developments Barriger Denies Charge John Barriger HI RFC official denied an assertion that he had de vised a plan to dismember the Min neapolis and St Louis railway solely to protect the investment of Frederick Prince Boston finan cier Chances of senate action on the commodity exchange regulation bill improved with word that the con troversial Smith cotton amend ments would be withdrawn Marion A Zioncheck Washing ton states capercutting represen tative was back in the capital with his bride a bicycle and some choice rum The treasury was Busy preparing Thursday for a gigantic financial op eration It plans to offer 000 in securities Monday of which about half will be used to cover maturing obligations The rest will be new cash to meet current needs including cash payment of the bonus REPLACES WORN OUT EQUIPMENT IN BIG CLEANUP Renovation General for First Time in Past 15 Years DBS MOINES Iowa is primping remodeling replacing worn out equipment and installing the first wide spread renovating activity in 15 years New paint is being slapped on weather stained barns and houses New roofs are replacing leaky ones New foundations are being laid New utility farm buildings are going up and old ones being repaired Water systems and sewage dis posal tanks are being installed New tractors new trucks new plows and new cultivators are seen oper ating in the fields In some sections electric systems are being installed and rural power lines are being Edward VIII Coronation Scheduled May 12 1937 LONDON P Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin Thursday set May 12 1937 as the day on which King Edward VIII will be for m a 11 y invested with the author ity of the British throne in a cen turiesold coron ation ceremony The announce ment was made in a special is sue of the offi cial Gazette The date will be offi EDWARD VIII cially proclaimed at colorful cere monies in the center of London Friday Active preparations will begin at once for the vast array of pageantrj and ceremonial that will mark the event which will reach its climax in Westminster Abbey when the Archbishop of Canterbury places the famous jeweled crown upon the kings head For London the ceremony wil mean the influx of several hundred thousands of visitors from all parts of the world It is expected ten rul ing kings and queens in full regalia together with 150 or more Indian princes in picturesque costume wil be the nations guests Every dominion and colony wil have its envoys present Every for eign country will be represented To share the pomp and color of the occasion at least 3000000 peo ple are expected to line the route of the royal processions which will open and conclude the coronation built Renovation Is General C H Vanvlack Iowa extension agricultural engineer remarked Thursday rural renovation is gen eral in Iowa for the first time since the farm depression of 1921 and 22 when farm surpluses began to pile Dionne Quintuplets Reach 2nd Birthday Parents Stay Away CALLANDER Ont Dionne quintuplets came to their second birthday anniversary Thurs day with only a brief celebration to be held Thursday night and that apparently without their parents There was no other deviation from the routine of the Dafoe hospital There was no candy no cake for the quintuplets but they didnt miss them They have never tasted either It seemed very doubtful that the parents of the children Oliva and Elzire Dionne would attend the celebration They failed to be present last year on the first such occasion and t was reported the guardians did not extend an invitation to them for this observance Bonus Bonds June 17 DES MOINES S Hill said bonus baby bonds jrobabJy will be distributed to Dos rfoines veterans the night of June IT ONTHEJNSSDE DR CHARLES MURRAY Appointment to Post at Ames Is Approved ON PAGE 12 Prices for Livestock Back to Weeks High ON PAGE 20 105 Million Gain in Iowa Trade Is Shown ON PAGE 12 Replacements on Iowa Paving to Start Soon ON PAGE 8 up The primping up process has been evident in northern Iowa since last year he said but only recently has it been noticeable in southern Iowa Southern Iowa farmers Jmrdhit bythe 1934 drought had no money to spend oh repairs and new equip ment But northern Iowa farmers suffered little from the drought harvested more than half a crop in the worst year on record and sold at fancy prices to their less fortun ate southern neighbors 400 Jer Cent Gain No single set of figures is avail able to mirror the spurt in remodel ing and renovation However Van vlack said there has been an in crease of 400 per cent over last year in the activity measured by the number of inquiries on the subject reaching his office The reason for the upturn he said is the general improvement in business conditions the increased farm income and the favorable farm outlook In the heavier farm equipment plows cultivators D Davis director of re search for the farm implement in stitute in Chicago said 1936 sales would exceed last years by 25 per cent He said this years sales would total compared with last year Report Spurt in Sales All major farm implement con cerns selling in Iowa reported a spurt in farm implement sales this spring reflecting a steady advance ment of the upturn which began in the spring of 1935 when the farm recovery set in Indicative of this uptrend is a comparison of retail farm machin ery sales shown by sales tax re ceipts for the nine months from April through December 1931 and 1935 During the 1934 period retail farm machinery sales in Iowa to taled The same nine months in only months for which comparative figures are totaled 84250 an increase of 56 per cent No Recent Figures Internationa Harvester John Deere Oliver and other farm equip ment companies had no recent sales figures available Thursday but all testified to the spurt in business One company representative said employment in his concerns plants totaled 53000 persons on May 1 the highest in the companys his tory He pointed out however the workers were employed on a 40hour week a shorter work week than in years past A recent Dun and Bradstreet monthly review said 1936 produc tion schedules were 40 to 50 per cent higher than those of 1935 A strong demand was noted particu larly for motor trucks and tractors URGES CHECKUP ON INCOME TAX Detroit Prosecutor Reports Effinger Sold Robes to Black Legion DETROIT Dun can C MtCrea asserting he had found evidence that members of the black legion purchased robes and other regalia of the secret society from Virgil F Effinger of Lima Ohio announced Thursday he had written the commissioner of inter riarrevenue inWashington Suggest1 ing a check of Effingers incometax returns McCrea has sought to question Effinger on reports that the Ohioan is a regional commander of the Black Legion The prosecutor said he had sug gested to Guy T Helvcring the revenue commissioner that an ex amination of Effingers income tax statements might provide some clew to the extent of the hooded order whose members are accused of murder abductions and flog gings in Michigan Cummings to Decide In Washington Attorney Genera Homer S Cummings indicated hi would decide quickly whether acL of terrorism attributed to the nigh riders in more than a dozen states justified intervention by the federa bureau of investigation Before congress was a resolution introduced by Representative Dick stein DN Y requesting a com mittee investigation of the Black Legion among other organizations Consider Grand Jury In Detroit the Wayne county cir cuit bench planned to decide wheth er to order the grand jury investiga tion asked by Michigans Atty Gen David H Crowley of violent deaths floggings and firing of buildings in the metropolitan area In Cleveland police reopened their investigations of two unsolved deaths after an anonymous tele phone caller had blamed the Black Legion In Columbus Ohio records of a legislative investigation a year ago disclosed an allegation that the night riders were responsible for threats to kidnap Governor Martin L Daveys daughter Evangeline among other acts of intimidation and violence OrmsbyGore British Colonial Secretary LONDON Minister Baldwin Thursday made William Arthur OrmsbyGore for Probe Death Reports In Pontiac Mich a citizens committee undertook an investiga tion of reports ascribing two deaths a flogging and the burning of homes of at least two suspected communists to a secret organization similar to if not affiliated with the Black Legion Prosecutor McCrea said members had told him that the Black Leg ion had as its purpose defense against a communistic uprising when and if it should come They said their leaders told them they could mobilize their forces in Michigan in 51 minutes and that within 24 hours they could have their entire membership over the country under arms the prosecutor said mer postmaster general secretary colonial BEDDOW ADMITS PART IN FORGERY Says He Engineered Deal in Fake Omaha Bonds Arrests Made KANSAS CITY U S District Attorney Richard K Phelps disclosed Thursday he held a 160 page document in which he said Frank R Beddow now in a federal hospital at Springfield Mo admit ted he engineered a conspiracy to market of forged cftyof Omahabonds The statementwastakenfron1 Beddow of the U S hospital for defective delinquents at Springfield by the district attorneys office and postal inspectors phelps said Beddow was one of 21 persons indicted here by a federal grand jury for mail fraud conspiracy in connection with sale of the forged Omaha bonds Phelps in making public the in dictment Wednesday charged Bed dew was the ringleader of the plot nvolving residents of Sioux City Iowa two deputy sheriffs there and a Sioux City attorney who were among the 21 indicted here The assistant district attorney said Beddow directed sale of some of the bonds at Houston Tex while he was in the Springfield hospital The statement dictated by Bed dow told of his rise from a bellhop to a wealthy man as a salesman for a southern California land syndi cate Phelps said JO OF 12 SOUGHT AT SIOUX CITY ABE HELD SIOUX CITY of the twelve defendants for whom fugi tivefromjustice warrants were is sued here in connection with the Beddow 5101000 Omaha bond swindle had been arrested or had surrendered Thursday afternoon None posted bond except Mrs Sophie Stransky who was at liber ty pending a removal hearing Fri day before United States Commis sioner J W Hubbard As the warrants callef or the de fendants appearance in federal ourt at Springfield Mo June 15 and because of the high figure at which the bonds were set by federal Judge Albert L Reeves most of the defendants said they would make no effort to obtain their freedom pendnig their removal to Spring field fe Deputy Sheriff Resigns The last to surrender was Pat Fitzptarick who first resigned as deputy sheriff and then walked to the office of United States Marshal John B Keefe Those now in custody and the amount of their bonds are Eddie Morris Connie Curry 525 300 Al Atchison 55000 William B Egan 525000 Fitzpatrick 525 JOO Amos Gantz arrested at Onawa 55000 Carl Johnson sur rendered at Waterloo 55000 Jack Sparks 55000 Soplie Stransky 5000 William Keane 25UOO Former Prize Fighters Morris and Curry are former rize fighters Atchison and John son are printers Egan is an attor ney and Keane is a former county ailer The two defendants for whom the Marshall still holds warrants are Mrs Serena Lester and James razier Mrs Lesters bond was ixcd at 525000 and Frazicrs at 5000 DICKINSON SAYS NEW DEAL SEEKS Turner Abandons His Speed Flight Attempt WICHITA Kans Ros coe Turner abandoned his speed flight from Los Angeles to Prov idence R I here Thursday after determining repairs to his motor iverc necessary before taking off on I road commission took the proposal i that createtfwill havptn iffr r i Oppose Freight Boosf DES MOINES Iowa cgctable Fruit Growers association PPosed a proposal to increase the rcijrht rate on intrastate vegetable ihipments in Iowa The Iowa rail Thinks F R Would Put Frankfurter Richberg in Supreme Court If the new deal gets two va cancies to nil on the supreme court bench the No 1 appointment will go to Felix Frankfurter dean of the Harvard law school chief of the new dealers and No 2 to Don ald RichbergSenator L J Dick inson told 200 Ccrro Gordo county republicans at a banquet in hia honor at the Hotel Hanford Wed nesday evening And if that hap pens the government will come right out here and run your busi Senator Dickinson ncaring the close of his campaign lor the re publican nomination for reelection turnod a barrage on the entire new deal program and reiterated his be lief that only sound finance a tested economic program a protec tive market for the farmer and res toration of confidence will brinir about complete recovery Doesnt Work The record of the past tmCe and a naif years proves once again that panaceas dont work and that the wasteful spending of billions has brought no permanent results lowas senior senator declared Not only has the new deal piled P a debt that it will take genera tions to pay but it has without re gard for constitutional rights con centrated unwarranted powers in the chief executive and abrogated the rights of states and of individ uals and set up a government that toward and a snip the senator declared Against It From Start I have been accused of being against the new deal from the be Tinmng he declared upon being ntroduccd by R F dough chairt man of the meeting and began to utlme the reasons for his constant ttacks on the democratic admin stration I sensed Uie direction we were going from the time of President Roosevelts inaugural address in the last paragraph of which was given tile plan to transfer the leg islative power of the nation to the executive Since then we have not had government by legislative ac tion but by executive order Wherever such concentration of power has taken place it has inev itably led to despotism and tyrrany and finally anarchy The founders of our country to get away from despotism formed a government with three departments and divided powers We have now surrendered the legislative power to the execu tive with a blank check for 15 bil lions of dollars Had Nino Reversals The judiciary has stood as a pro tective wall against further en croachments of the new deal upon the rights of the people the speaker pointed out If any of you believe in prayer say a few kind words for the su preme court he added Its record up to now has been nine reversals to two affirmative votes That shows the new deal tried to write into the constitution what was never intended to be there To me there never is a time too early to challenge wrong Had we done it earlier we might have saved a billion or two Headed Toward Socialism I dont know how many swallows it takes to make a summer bul when by legislative acts we place more and more of the banking and industrial control of the country in the hands of the government them isnt any doubt but what we are headed toward socialism If you want to know what is go ing on from the insiilc read George Peeks article in a recent magazine in which he points out there are dfinite signs of dictatorship abroad in the land The farmer may think he has been benefited by the checks he has re ceived from the government but for cvry dollar h has received ha will have to pay back three accord ing ot Senator Dickinson who pointed out that the only money in the treasury is what is paid in nr what is borrowed and will have to be paid in later Who Will Pay The most gruesome mistake of tho administration was its failure stabilize the dollar at the London conference and thus pave the way for restoration of confidence tho senator declared Public works hn maintained has never been a cure all for unemployment because of huge waste that is entailed The debt the next leg of his flight i under advisement be paid by the average man for evea J   

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