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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 2, 1934, Mason City, Iowa Lv Iowas PAPER the Home f r u THE THAT SLAKES ALL NOUTH JOWAAS AEIGHBOKS HOME EDITION XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVJCB MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 2 1034 TIII3 IAJER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS BKCTION ONJ3 NO 150 dorsed by iteHouse Would Abolish College of Electors 11EKUEKT I1 A S It 1 N G TO N A p r i I 2 President Hoose veits approval of the LeaNoiris proposed consti tutional amend ment to abolish the electoral col lege may mean final disposition of a proposition which has been hanging fire in congress for 108 years T h e w bite house is on rec ord tut believing tlie proposal sound and good as far as the president he would be glad to through at this jh the president has no of onnectkm with amendments go direct tales from congress without fact that he is in with this proposal un Idly will hase its effect res a striking nonpartisan tu tlie LeaNorris pro is a democratic member house now serving his ninth For hig last eight terms re ans and democrats in the first California district have elected him as their common candidate First aiflccl in Senator Norris of Nebraska is a progressive republican who support ed President Roosevelt in the 1932 campaign and since has been one of the most enthusiastic supporters of the new With party lines so obliterated at the start it would seem that the present is an excellent time to rid the congressional slate of its person al proposal for a major reform The question of abolition of the electoral college first was raised as far back as January 4 1826 The proposal for diiect election of the president and vice president fered in the house by McManus of New York The move was induced by the result of the presidential election of 1821 when Andrew Jack son although receiving the largest popular vote was defeated in the house of representatives LINK GUNMAN WITH M C HOLDUP John J Barns Elected Mayor of iMason City COUNCIL NAMES OLD MEMBER TO UCCEED LAIRD Beer Ordinance Passed to Conform With State Law John J Burns veteran of the council chamber both under the city manager and a previous form of municipal government was elected mayor of Mason City at the organi zation meeting of the city council Monday morning Mayor Burns takes the place ot T Laird who was chosen chair man when the new deal council took over the reins of the city a year ago The election ojf Mr Burns came a surprise move as the council met for tlie transaction of regular business The motion for Air Burns was made by Herman M Kmidsoii and seconded by J Vagenhart The retiringmayor voted for his suc cessor while Mr Burns refrained from voting Xo Krinnds to Mayor Burns in expressinghis appreciation for the office main tained he had no friends to favor and no enemies to I will always be willing to abide by the majority council at all he said Iam you ot your promise to abide by the principles of the city manager form of gov Mr Knudson declared I want to congratulate We all congratulate Mr Laird stated taking the sudden change of council organization without comment and turning over his seat to his successor with best vishes for his success Adopt Ueer Ordinance The remainder of the council ses sion was dcvotficl to adopting an ELECTED MAYOR Century of Opposition Under the electoral system as now constituted it is possible for a president to be elected although re ceiving fewer popular votes than his opponent Rutherford IJ Hayes became president in 1870 under such cir cumstances Later in 1SSS Benja min Harrison entered the white house Jn similar fashion From 1826 to 3839 the yenr after Jfarrison became president the same proposition for direct election nf the president and vice president in various some lit times From 1S89 to 192S was presented the record shows that 03 attempts have been made to change the existing meth od Representative Lea took up tlie fight in 1023 and has pushed it in every congress since FORECAST IOWA Cloudy with rain probable Monday night and In east and central portions Tues warmer in east central in extreme west portion Monday night colder Tuesday Cloudy snou tr niln probable Monday niglit am in north and extreme cast portions Tuesday colder Tues day LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Maximum1 Sunday i Minimum in Night V At S A M Monday Figures for like period ending i oclock Sunday morning MaximumSaturday c Minimum In Night Irccipitation amendment to tho beer ordinance raid liberalizing the bowling ordi nance to permit league games on Sunday The appointment of a member of the city planning com mission and the library board was deferred to the next meeting The beer ordinance amendment read to the council by City Solicitor Lester Dibble brought the city reg ulations to conform to the new state law permitting the sale of I per eent beer arid retailers to sell any quantity of the beverage refriger ated or unrefrigerated if in the or iginal packages No permit how ever is to be issued to an institu tion within 200 feet of a church or school The 12 oclock Saturday night regulation continues to stand as in the old ordinance The amendment was passed on the motion of Mr ICniidson arid sec onded by Mr Laird The rules were then suspended and the measure passed on itn third and final read ing placing it in effect upon pub lication To TCnforee Provisions The new mayor announced that eveiy effort was going to be made to enforce the provisions of the or dinance In the passing of the bowling or dinance on the motion of Mr Knud fon and second by Mr Pagenhart the council instructed the city man iTuni to i Column l Serve Warrants on Trio Charged With Bond Sales Ohioans to Resist Move to Take Them to Iowa for Trial Ohio April Warrants charging Mrs Nancy Wright 35 secretary of a Cincin nati brewery official and Mr and Mrs Thomas Trcharti of VVenona with under false pretenses in connection with the sale of worth of stolen liberty bonds were served here to day by Cincinnati police The trio was arrested here early yesterday The Trcharns are Mrs Wrights brother and sisterinlaw Officials planned to take the trio to Cincinnati this afternoon David C Hay lies counsel for the prison ers said he will oppose their extra dition to Marshalltovvii Jowu where the bonds were allegedly stolen from an aged recluse Mrs Martha Gil lespio Iowa Officers There The warrants were signed by Po lice Chief W AUers and County Attorney J Pattie oC Marshall town who were here Police at Youngstowrj said ttic trio admitted to a part in the sale of the bonds to a Cincinnati bank but denied knowing they were stolen The sale or uie stolen bonds last Monday preceded by 21 hours the slaying of Harold Cowell 27 in Marsh all town by a policeman who sought to question him about the robbery In Cowclla house was tound later identified as part of the money the Cincinnati bank had paid for the bonds Meanwhile police in Wenona started investigation to determim whether four bonds found in WESTERN UNION COMPANY CHIEF OPPOSES CODES Challenges NRA Right to Make Agreement for Industry April 2 The president of AVestcrn Union to day challenged NllAs right to pro duce a code for the telegraph com munications a repre sentative of Postal advocated this action in the interests of tho pub II B White Union pres ident contended at auNUA hearing for formulation of a code that his company would not benefit from the proposal Headded however that I we arc here to cooperate under the i Trade Howard U Kern representingthe Postal Telegraph company alluck cd trade practices in the industry saying they were adversely and in juriously affecting the interests of the public of the companies them selves and of their Kern said a code should be put into effect reducing Die hours of worlc from 48 40 This he added would bring in creased employment to or Unsound Competition However he said it would not be possible to increase wages and re duce hours unless the industry was relieved of excessive financial waste which he attributed to unsound and discriminatory competition He urged that a control by the code authority of the telegraph in dustry be established over leased line facilities Mail Planes Crash at DeWitt Declared Insolvable Mystery CHICAGO April 2 Hor ace W Hickam commandant of the army airmail criitral zone said to duy that the crush which killed Pilot Thurman A Wood near De Witt Iowa last week appeared to be an insolvablc The commandant said he had received full reports from investigators nent to the scene He said inquiries had shown the planes motor was run ning atthe time of tile crash and that there was no evidence of structural failure New Revenue Bill Brought Up in Senate Measure Designed to Make Dodging Hard for Wealthy WASHINGTON April ii The 5330 revenue bill dr signed primarily to maku it tnor difficult for the wealthy to avoid was taken up by the sen ate today with an opening state ment by Chairman Harrison of the finance committee Hint it distri butes the tax burden fairly among taxpayers and in no way impedes legitimate business Harrison struck out at the per sonal holding company or as ho called it incorporated pocketbook by which he said wealthy persons trimmed their taxes from a maxi mum of G3 per cent to the flat cor poral ion rate of 13 per cent To prevent such avoidance in the future lie said the committee had proposed a of 35 per cent on the first of undistri buted 7iet income of such compan ies and 40 per cent on all over Me estimated added revenue from this source alone and fixed the entire additional return for the next fiscal year at an against S 150 al lowed by President Roosevelt in the new budget There was no official business1 to day because of the death of Rep resentative North Carolina dean of the house but both branches will plunge Into their tasks tomor row They are anxious to adjourn ami get to their home woric In prep aration for coming elections SHOOTS WOMAN AND THEN SELF Policeman Commits Suicide at Sioux City After Wounding Woman SIOUX CITY April 2 Patrolman 1 P Cecil 1s dead and Mrs Ray March is in a critical condition in St Vincents hospital as a result of a shooting affair that took place on Seventh at Three days of severe melting have reduced North Iowas 11 inch enow blanket to a scant 3 or inches and in many places the earth Is beginning to show through Sat ivdays melting hastened bv a bright sia hut Sundays almost rapidly under the influ ence of a temperature somewhat higher but without benefit of sun shine At least 00 per cent of the resultant precipitation la entering the dry soil farmers say IOWA GASOLINE TAX IS UPHELD Supreme Court Gives Ruling Upon Case Brought by MonaMotor Oil WASHINGTON April 2 three eent tax on gasoline im ported into thnt state was sustained today by the supreme court The rase was brought by the 1 Mona Motor Oil company with of ficesin Council Bluffs The company is nn Arizona cor poration with a refinery at Carter Lake Iowa t Suit was brought against it on th ground that it had not paid the tax on gasoline it had brought into the i town Kept Under The bonds were found on a man living in a hobo jungle camp at Clinton about six weeks ago The man was released when officials were unable to trace the bonds but hns been kept under surveillance The Treharns gave their address as Wenona when arrested at Yonngs but authorities said they have moved from there Mrs Wright told police she rr DEATH PROBED Lund Thought to Have Died of Heart Attack While StoppingFight KLDORA April 2 Hnrdin county officials today were investi gating the death last night of John Lund 55 railroad section foreman Lund died while attempting to stop a fight between his brother Andrew and the soninlaw Will Rosine His death wns believed cruised by u lie Kred Uherrmui Lund survived bv and tix ebildrcr street between Pierce and Nebras streets shortly before 5 oclock this morning Witnesses said the officer shot the woman three times one of the bullets piercing her heart another lodging in her neck and the third in her back He then turned the revol ver on himself and sent a bullet tearing through his own heart If Held in fail lliree persons are being held in the city jiiil as witneSKes of tlie tragedy They are M Hrowu 20 Jamcfi Houlton 2t and Esther Matt Mrs Marchs companion The Matt woman told Pollee Capt George Fallen that she and Mrs March were driving along Sev uth street when Office Cecil drove his car in front of theirs and forced them to the curb Jumping out of his automobile the woman said the policeman or dered them to get out of their car There was an argument on theside walk Mrs March scratched th policemans faco and started to run Cecil fired his revolver at her at lark Coroner and then shot himself Police Haul Hint Officer Cecil bad been seen in company on several TURKEY RATIFIES TREATYHOLDS INSULL FOR U S Sends Notification That Fugitive Will Be Extradited WASHINGTON April Turltey today formally notified the United Stales that Samuel Uunill would bo extradited to to stand trial Kutlfy Ilvlriulllloji Tnaiv ISlANHUU April 2 Turldsb national assembly today ratified an cxlradltian treaty with UK United States thus clearing the way for tho return of Samuel Insull today Called into special sistiion by the the acted swiftly at Ankara The treaty was signed in JOliJ and ratified by the United States hut until the problem of Samuel Instill was placed on her doorstep Turkey had Tiot chosen to bring it Into force SEARCH SPREADS Hisiill Is ArrcsUil Jnsull a fugitive for a yea r and a half from Cook county IHi nols on indictments charging him with embezzlement ami grand lar ceny was arrested byTurksh police They took him from the Hotel London despite his protestations to the house of detention Konan Bey attorney general stnted that if an examination showed tho year old formor util ities czar to bu ill he would even tually be transferred to the prison InCirmary to ruvftit disposition of case firefk Lawyers ICnroute A battery of Greek legal talent was reported enroute from Athens to fight in his apparent lust ditch effort to save Tnsull from trial In Chicago on the clinrgcs which arose from the overthrow of his onetime empire of middle west ern utilities With removal to the house of detention Jnsuli had lived in four different places in Istanbul since he arrived here last week His first place of residence was the Greek tramp freighter the S S Maiotls which bore him hen from Athens then he wan removed from tlio Maiotls forcibly yesterday and placed in the Hotel he was taken to this Hotel London In the suburb of P era At the Hotel London lioato lunch and followed the meal with a short nap Allowed Some AHhoiigi iiirroumiiv by police men lie pmiiittid H nominal liberty and awakening from his nap started out for a The walk only a limit JflO paces for In found himself In hi followed by n sfjMJui of spectators Hi went back to the some Amorloan dollars into Turkish money picked up KOIHO newspapers and settled himwlf down in the hotel lounge to Irisull was In the hotel when tho police acting on from the Turkish government placed him formally under arrest Kivi detectives surround him as if lift were i rlnsperato it discouraged and apparently beat en figure V man who shot Ills way out of a St Iaul iipiirLineiit iiml escaped pollco who sought to tjiKsUoii him wan reported iileiitlflod by fingerprints as John Wlltnger Indiana uulluivftigitlvo DAIRY INDUSTRY DRIVE IS OPENED Wallaces Philadelphia Talk Opens Nationwide Scries of Discussions PHILADELPHIA April 2 Secretary Wallace opened today a drive which lu said would piaco dairy production on a more econom ical nnd Rounder He also crillclMd proposals for regimenta tion of agriculture Wallaces appearance hero opened a nationwide series of diseiissioyis of the proposed dairy production control plan In a speech he out lined the economic reasons for a re adjustment of the milk flow from dnlry cows Dairy producers from Pennsyl sanie New Jersey Maryland Dela ware Virginia and West Virginia beard the agriculture secretary con rede frankly that the proposed plan does not pretend to offer any mlr MONEY EASIER Lnion Trim fninpnny of where she had a personal1 account of several thousand dollars She said she gave Mrs Treharn half of the she introduced me to the man who wanted to sell the j Mrs Wright in hrr statement to police said her asked her if she could sell some bonds ami introduced her to a named C Turn p 1iiec 3 Column 2 i 1 Farmers in Iowa Under Contract agricultural adjustment administra tions campaign to reduce eornhjg pKviiiclion In Jowa closed with an estimator under contract find due to receive approximately in benefits Wife Files Snil Iatroliririii Cecil was married but iiis wife filed suit for a divorce time ago They had two chil Mfuvcy T T i lml a member of the DTS The 1 force for about 12 years and had served as a patrolman emerg ency ear driver and desk sergeant Hefnre joining the force he was a semipro player llrowji is employed by March husband of the wounded woman March has been arrested several times luring by police and federal agents on charges of bootlegging H in proprietor of Jackson Inn Jackson RFC Chairman Save fVmanrl from unairman days uemancj the state The company attempted to enjoin the state officials from collecting the contending it was invalid under the commerce mid the fourteentli amendment to be fed eral constitution r A throe judge federal court deeidi closed ro the eornpany and sus tained the Pope PlusXI Walls Up Holy DoOr tO St Peters j Wisconsin Man Dies i When Auto Crashes VATICAN CITY April 2 Pope Pins XI wearing an apron and n iiuwci or gold walkd up door to St Peters in a ceremony attended 1 Among those present was Hisuop Francis C Kclley of Oklahoma City Bshc City IJdwarri Joseph Kelly of francls 1ht brought I eternal city for Federal Loans Not as Great April 2 H lonen KR I chairman told reporters today ar that money in getting easier to bor row over the country and that the dcriwirid for government loans is less than anticipated The corpora tion hris unused borrowing of Hankers are seeking to make he said he looks a pickup riftcr congress adjourns The fact that Finance corporal n expects to run more than tinder bud get tiMninlrH for thn fiscal yuur ended June iO to better business conditions ne SimtitfiKid WASHINGTON April 2 return of prosperity to the dairy Oti Sounder TtiislK What it does seek to accomplish Wallace Haid is to place dfilry production on a mure economical and Koundor improve the quality of herds to get more land back into pasture to protect the health of users of milk and in gen eral to promote public confidence in the Industry and public knowledge of itn complex r think It will be he said Tor the dairy industry to con tinue to place Itf reliance upon re covery in consumer buying power with tlie necessary control on production to prevent the ex treme flexibility of the industry from stepping up its output nipidly in response to higher Keduce 10 Per Out The proponed plan says that each who signs 1 contract i siuill redure production 10 per i under average production for nml In return proj I duccrs Kiven benefit pay of 10 cents a pound of bul reduced for this i processing tax on biitterfat beginning at J cent a pound and incrvusing to ii cents again expressed his own fkepliristn as to compulsory con trol of farm production I think we look he said to more nnrl more reliance voluntary cooperation among and view proposals for leginintaUon with skepticism at leant until experiment proves their JUSTICE AGENTS INSIST MAN WAS JOHN DILLINGER Bank Robbery Suspects Reported Sought in St Paul Raid MINNEAPOLIS April 2 w The Minneapolis Journal said todaV a suspect in the robberies at Sioux Falls S Dak and Mason not Johij the machine gunnei who shot his way out of a St Paul apartment Saturday Justice agents indicated they be lloved the machine gunner was Dil liugcr himself nnd the second man with him was John Hamilton Dil llngcrs first It was reported today however tho Journal said that another agency of the government had laid elaborate plans to raid the fashion able apartment Saturday night in search of a man who was wanted among other things for tho SIoux talls and Mason City robberies and that the visit made by two depart ment of justice agenta and a lone St 1 aul policeman was made without the knowledge of the other govern ment agency It was said the Journal added that the other agency had prepared for several days to raid the apart ment and had knowledge of identity of the occupants and knew they were armed witli machine gUHH FEAR MORE HOLDUPS ST PATJL April 2 search for John Dlllinger spread to tiia entire northwest today while the authorities guarded against a new sortie by the quick triggered Indiana gunman Police are satisfied that his pal nud chief lieutenant John Hamilton is still with him and they believe the pair plan to rob a bank in the northwest early this week A score of for questioning suspects were held today as a result of Saturdays shooting in which Dil llnger and Hamilton by a woman fought thnlr way out of an apartment when federal agents and a city detective went to the place on a tip Believed Wminrfec The woman was believed to have been wounded Bloodstains found In the sriow Later Dfllinger was reported near Duluth in northern Minnesota A restaurant owner and a mechanic at Eskos Corner near Duluth naiq they had talked to a man resembling DilJijiger The man was accompanied by a woman Federal agents refused to talk about the hunt for Dillinger who escaped recently from the Crowtr Point jail Neither was any information available as to the suspects held except that it wus a general roundup Identification Heportcd Identification of Diliinger as ona of the occupnnta of the apartment hero was reported to have been made through fingerprints The gun men left behind a submachine gun and other weapons a photograph of a bullet proof vest ami an 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