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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 4, 1934, Mason City, Iowa iUtLQU E R i i MEM A tr CHT OF IOVA North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home 7ii THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS UOPT ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIRE 8EBVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 4 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 152 Byrnes Felt Blow Keenly Had Steering Job on Federal Pay and Vets Aid By HERBERT MAJMMEK April 4 Perhaps no ad ministration lead er President Roosevelt includ the blow delivered by the senate in over riding the veto on additional vet erans and fed eral employes c o m p e n 3 ation more keenly than the junior sena tor from South Carolina On J a m e s Francis Byrnes was thrust the task of engineering this piece of legislation through the senate Un der ordinary circumstances Carter Glass of Virginia would have had charge of the bill Glass not only is chairman of the appropriations com mittee but heads the subcommit tee which considered this particular bill Poor health however has dogged the fier little Virginian during all of this sesion For weeks he has been limping around the capitol with one foot in a carpet slipper Physically unable to assume leadership in a fight of such propor tions he called in Byrnes ranking democrat on the subcommittee and gave the difficult work to him Presidents Confidant Although Byrnes has been in the senate only since 1930 he defeated South Carolinas famed Coley Blease for his seat he is no novice at fighting legislative battles Seven terms as a member of the house of representatives made of him an experienced hand at it In addition he is regarded gener ally among his colleagues as the senator who enjoys the closest con fidence and contact with Presidenl Roosevelt More than once he has been called the spokesman for the president floor Oddly enough during the battle over the veto in the senate Byrnes found his reputation as the confi dant of the president a source of al most continuous personal embar rassment He was forced again and again into the position of having to deny that he was speaking for Mr Roosevelt Some senators insisted had in duced the senate to send the bill in question to the president with the I understanding it would be approved Glass Lauds Byrnes Hehad the satisfaction however of having the man whose job he was doing arise in blistering wrath against those who accused him of deception The ailing Glass in a short hut bristling speech in his defense char acterized such accusations as ut terly unwarranted aspersions and abominable suggestions which I re sent I pay tribute said Glass to his patient efforts in performing the duty which ordinarily I should have had to perform andperforming it better than ever I could have per formed it If President Roosevelt should de cide to send posies to those who stuck to him in his hour of everyone is agreed Byrnes should get a whole armful Socialist Mayor of Beaver Dam Loses BEAVER DAM Wis April 4 UP Rae Weaver socialist mayor and storm center of numerous municipal disputes was defeated for reelec tion today by Miss Mary Spellman a school teacher here for nearly 50 years The vote was 3432 to 1479 Miss Spellman had never held po litical office before Iowas Mortgage Moratorium Law Is Sustained FREIGHT WRECKED NEAR BRISTOW STATE SUPREME COURT DECIDES BY 5 TO 4 VOTE Act Extends Period of Redemption Allowed Mortgagors Hit Trouble Naming New S U I Head Tentative Selection of Board Opposed by Faculty IOWA CITY April 4 faculty revolt against the candi date tentatively selected by the state board of education to succeed Dr Walter A Jessup as president of the University of Iowa today had added complications to the ap pointment of a new university ad ministrator According to reliable sources at the university the board is now further from a decision than it was a week after President Jessups resignation As the result of the dissension it was believed that the board might choose an interim president or administrative vice president to be responsible to the board until a permanent head is named Discuss Selection It was authoritatively reported that the board discussed the selec tion of a university president at its last meeting March 26 but was in formed that the faculty here was generally opposed to the candidate favored For this reason it was un derstood that the board did not vote when two members of its faculty committee said that they could not indorse the man Meanwhile there has been no candidate from the university far ulty who has received unanimd s support of his colleagues It was believed that for this reason the board has declined to look outside the university for the next presi dent Possibilities Hemote Board members have admittet frankly that possibilities of choosing a desirable administrator before May 1 when President Jessup leaves to begin his duties as head o DES MOINES April 4 stitutionality of the Iowa mortgage moratorium law extending the pe riod of redemption was upheld to day by the state supreme court in a five to four decision The court modified and affirmed a Boone county court opinion in the case of the Des Moines Joint Stock Land bank of Des Moines vs Mr and Mrs David T Nordholm This was the first time the state supreme court had passed on the constitutionality of the law which was enacted by the fortyfifth gen eral assembly at its regular session Enacted Last Year The law enacted March IS 1933 extended the period of redemption providing that no sheriffs deed should be issued until March 11935 The court in its majority opinion held that the lower court decision should be modified to the extent lhat If Ihe emergency passes before that time then Ihe appellanl should have the right to an order chang ing the extension In substantiation of its conclu sions the higher court quoted at length from the United Slates su preme court decision upholding the Minnesota mortgage moratorium law in a recent case of the Home association vs Blaisdell Written by Kindig The majority opinion upholding the mortgage moratorium law was written by Justice Kindig and con curred in by Justices Evans Mil D chell Anderson and Donegan tie Carnegie Foundation for the Chief Justice George Claussen and Justices Stevens Albert and Kintzinger wrote minority opinions In the oBone county case Judge O J Henderson under the had granted the Nordholms an extension of time of redemption after an exe cution sale of their land under mortgage foreclosure Impairs Obligations The Joint Stock Land bank in its appeal contended thatthe law was unconstitutional basing the princi pal objections on the following con tentions That the law impairs the obligation of a mortgage contract that it deprives the appellant of vested property rights without due process of law that it cannot be sustained as constitutional on the theory that it is a valid exercise of the police power of the state Referring to the Minnesota decis ion the majority opinion said in part If an emergency exists in Minne sota it must likewise exist in Iowa because the general financial condi tions of the two states are very sim ilar Aside from that it is obvious that the emergency condition still exists in Iowa Because of Conflict It is apparent that the Iowa mor atorium act is not unconstitutional because of conflict with section 10 article 1 of the constitution Consequently it was proper for the district court of Boone county to extend the time of redemption but the judgment must be modified Tom to Page 2 Column 1 Advancement of Teaching appear remote However a statement of the policy to be followed and prob ably the naming of a temporary ad ministrator is expected at the nex board meeting April 10 W R Boyd of Cedar a member of the board is believed to be in the east at the present time for the purpose of interviewing candidate for the university presi dency Until a permanent president o the university is selected the board has indicated its intention of keep closer watch than usual ove the administration of university af fairs Committee Chairman It is possible that it will select a chairman of an interim commit tee at its next meeting In thi case the chairman probably will ap point two other committee mem Tnm Pace 2 Column 2 ELEVEN HURT AS MINERS RIOT Policemen arc shown hurrying from the miners demonstration at Unlontown Pa with John Gera suspected of carrying a revolver In the rioting and street fighting that left eleven persons wounded The outbreak began as Mrs Gifford Plnchot was addressing a crowd on the anniversary of the eighthour day for miners Associated Press FLOODS RIP OUT TWO MORE DAMS Wisconsin Bridge Pounded to Pieces Dannage Raiseid Another April 4 foot highway Wea FORECAST IOWA Showers Wednesday night and probably Thursday morning Cooler In the extreme southeast portion Wednesday night Slightly wanner Thurs day afternoon MINNESOTA Showers prob able Wednesday night and Thursday slightly warmer in east and south portions Thurs day LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 4S Minimum in Night 34 At 8 A M Wednesday 35 Rainfall 01 APRIL SHOWERS FALL OVER IOWA Cloudy Skies Prevail With More Rain Forecast for State DES MOINES April 4 ril showers fell at various points in the state during the 24 hour period ending today the wealher bureau reported The rainfall ranged from a trace at Sioux City to 176 inches at Ot lumwa Olher points reported 116 inches at Keokuk 52 inches at Des Moines 26 inches at Davenport and Dubuque and 02 inches at Council Bluffs Mason Cily had a trace of rain Cloudy skies prevailed today and showers were forecast for tonight and probably tomorrow The temperature soared to a high of 78 at Keokuk and Davenport yes terday with a low of 34 reported at Charles City during the night Insull Munches Peanuts Waits for Extradition His Newly Acquired British Lawyers Seek to Delay Removal to U S ISTANBUL April 4 duced to munching peanuts in a Turkish house of even to obtain his personal baggage from the vessel upon which he was Insull awaited today efforts by newly acquired British lawyers to delay his extradition to the United States The aged fugitive sent one of his warders out today for a bag of pea nuts Then while hundreds of curi ous pedestrians gazed up at his little room he walked up and down before the window eating the goobers Insull was in good health and ap peared less depressed after talking with the lawyers trying to find some loophole in the Turkish govern ments ruling that he must be hand ed over to the United Sites for trial on larceny and fraud charges His immediate interest was cen tered on obtaining a small valise from his chartered Greek freighter the Maiotis lying in Istanbul har bor The valise was reported to con tain important documents There still was no indication as to when Insull will be extradited An American boat sails April 10 however and Insull may be placed aboard her if extradition proceed ings are completed HUDSON Wls Two dams a 150 bridge and a 200 foot railway trestle were washed out near here early today under pressure from flood waters adding an estimated damage to the loss from the torrential rains of Monday night The new damage came when the middle dam of the Willow River Power company about four miles east of here gave way about mid night releasing a 50 foot wall of water The torrent roared downstream nurling buildings trees and other debris against the bridge on high way No 33 between Hudson and North Hudson and pounded it to pieces Next the Chicago St Paul Min neapolis and Omaiia railway trestle collapsed before the smashing flood Witnesses said it folded up like paper Dam Torn Away Another dam known as the St Croix power dam at the mouth of the Willow river also was torn away In the rush downstream the wall of water carried away many sum mer cottages and completely wiped out the trout brook fish hatchery two miles east of here The flood broke the main gas line connecting Hudson with Still water Minn leaving the city of Hudson with only a limited amount of gas It also smashed the North Hudson water connects Thus North Hudson has no water supply other than that available from wells and springs and health au thorities fear they may have been contaminated Wrecked by Washout It was near here that a freight train was wrecked by a washout early yesterday killing three train men The floods had taken nine Jives in western Wisconsin and southeast ern Minnesota Three persons vere drowned near Whitehall Wis when a buggy car rying seven persons was washed in to a stream and two men and a wo man were drowned in other mishaps near Eau Claire and Spring Valley Wis Rescued From Mill Twenty persons trapped all day in a woolen mill at Chippewa Falls Turn to PflRc 2 Colnmn 6 REVISED SUGAR BILL IS PASSED House Completes Action on Resolution Utility Probe WASHINGTON April 4 Th JonesCostigan sugar contro bill was passed today by the hous and sent to the senate There wa no record vote The NorrisRankin resolution au thorizing an investigation of publii utility rates by the federal powe commission was adopted by th louse completing congressiona action Rainey Out of Town Speaker Rainey and the party eaders were out of town yesterday snd Representative Sabbath D III laudled the speakers gavel Housi members apparently affected b he warm spring day had a gooi lime forcing roll calls votes on ad iournment and pushing little privat Jills around The real trouble started over an effort by Representative Foulke D Mich to make a five minut speech There were objections an hen those who wanted him to speal started asking for quorum calls an votes as to why not Before Sabbath finally got th house adjourned these things hap pened Two Boll Calls Two roll calls a half dozen stand ing votes about three dozen brie speeches where members jumped t Lheir feet whether recognized or not 23 pauses while Sabbath consulte with the house parliamentaria about how he could gain an adjourn ment which many didnt want an all in all a tumult of shouts crie and confusion Af terward Foulkes said that unt he gets a chance to make h speech he will object to prival bills which are dear to the hear of the representative who propose them A single objection can kee such bills from coming up under or dinary rules DENTIFY PRINTS OF DILLINGER IN ST PAUL HOUSE al of Outlaw and Red Headed Woman With Held WASHINGTON April 4 cpartmcnt of justice today ilcfi itely idenlified as Ihose of John illinger fingerprints found in the t Paul apartment where agents ought it out with two men and woman last Saturday Hamilton Prints Found ST PAUL April 4 undred dollars was found in pos ession of the red headed woman apturerl by federal operatives whose blazing guns shot down Eu ene Green believed pal of John Dillinger last night Werner Hanni hief of the St Paul department if justice office said today Simultaneously authorities reveal id that fingerprints of John Ham llon one of the old gang headed by Jillinger and cop killer also were ound in the apartment where two men and a woman shot their way to reedom with machine guns last Saturday Federal operatives refused to dis close whether the red headed wo nan was Evelyn Freschetti girl riend of Dillingers Indications were the woman was jeing questioned about the robbery of the Sioux Falls S Dak Security National bank recently as a result of the finding of lhel500 on her r Critically Wounded Green critically wounded admit ted he was one of three persons wh shot their way out of a police tra Saturday Dillinger himself was un derstood to have been one of th others The third a woman is pre sumed lo have been the Frechett woman Federal men and police conductC last nights raid with great secrecj and declined to lift the veil today Green under heavy guard is at hospital In the only statement made hi either police or federal officers W A Rorer heading federal forces in charge of solution of the Edward G Bremer kidnaping case announced that Green had admitted beingone of the trio involved in Saturdays gun batlle wilh officers Butt of Gun Found Rorer said that the butt of a ma chine gun left in an automobile abandoned by the trio Saturday was found in Greens apartment in front of which last nights shooting oc curred The place is owned by a Negro woman Rorer said Green has a long crim inal record and has gone under the aliases of Edward Green Fred Rogge Charles Ryan and George Graham Rorer staled that in 1916 Green served six months in the Mil waukee house of correction on a grand larceny charge lose Probe Into Charge of Brutality leach No Conclusion in Investigation at Clarinda CLARINDA April 4 tate investigalion inlo charges of lleged brulalily lo patients at the itate hospilal for Ihe insane ad oiirned here today withoul reach ng any conclusions Members of the board of control vho assisted at the hearings arc to confer with Gov Clyde Herring after the official report has been compiled by Dr Walter L Bierring late health commissioner and Le mn T Ryan assislant altorney Former 1utlent Dead The inquiry resulted from the death of Smith Lysinger 26 a for mer paticnl at his home in Lamom a week ago The verdict of a De calur county coroners jury held that mistreatment at the hospita conlribuled lo his death Earl Houston hospital attendan named in the verdict was rfjcallec to the witness stand this morning and denied charges of mistreatment He also denied hearing any conver sation between Lysingers parents and the former palient in which Smith accused him of cruelty Father Said Nothing He testified lhat the father said nothing except to ask to see Dr Marvin Sukov staff physician and said tnat marks would be left by ordinary handling because of Ihe patients skin condition v Three patients from the ward were called to the hearing All les lified lhat Ihey never had seen Houston abuse Lysinger or other patienls 12 CARS CRASH DOWN BANK AS BRIDGE BREAKS No One Injured Unless Transients Were On G W Train April freight cars of the Chicago Great Western railroad went off the track Winter Still Holds Sway Over Rockies DENVER April 4 continued to hold sway in the Rocky Mountain section today with snow blanketing the ground in Colorado western Nebraska and large por tions of Wyoming Montana and Ar izona Snow still was falling here early today Cooking School Innovation As an experiment the Mason City GlobeGazette will hold a special evening invitation session of its annual cook ing school at the high school building Wednesday evening beginning at oclock Admission will be by ticket only Tickets may be obtained as long as they last at the Globe Gazette business office or at the GlobeGazette booth at the building show up to oclock Wednesday evening at which time the evening session will begin WOMAN SLAIN BY FORMER HUSBAND Iowa Man Badly Wounded as He Turns Gun on Self Killing MUSCATINB April 4 Charles James 47 of Cairo is dead and her former husband Charles James 61 is in a hospital here in a critical condition as the result ot a shooting affray at Mrs James home in the little Louisia county community eight miles west of Wa pello about 7 oclock Tuesday night James shot his former wife through the heart death occurring instantly and then turned the gun a 45 caliber pistol on himself A quarrel of long standing was blamed for the act MORE OF STOLEN MONEY IS FOUND Indict 5 in Cincinnati for Sale of Bonds From Marshalltown MARSHALLTOWN April 4 LVi money believed to be part of the cash received for a part of the 590000 in bonds stolen from Mrs Martha Gillespie aged Mar shalltown recluse last May was recovered by police last night ac cording to an announcement made this afternoon The money in crisp new dug up from the cellar of a beer parlor operated by C C Culbertson It had been inclosed in a pint glass jar j Culbertson who has fled from his j home here and who is wanted in connection with the GHlespie rob bery and the sale of the bonds is being hunted In Chicago He is be lieved to have gone there from Fair bury 111 after appearing in the lat ter place last Monday with Mrs Edna Brown also of this city The police working on an under ground tip that Culbertson had bur ied a large sum of money in the cellar of his beer parlor dug there last night However they found only the all of which had been issued by a Portsmouth Ohio Na tional bank and rolled down an embankment some of them into the bed of the river when a bridge crashed three and onehalf miles west of Bristow early Wednesday afternoon No onu was injured it was stated unless some transients might have been hidden in the cars Damage was roughly estimated at 5100000 it was said by some railroad workers A broken rail was reported to have caused the acci dent Cars which went down the bank were lying as a mass of wreckage after the accident with some cars remaining on the track ahead of them and some still on the track afterward 68 Cars in Train The freight special was going cast about oclock when the accident occurred There were 68 cars in the train The locomotive successfully got across the bridge and pulled about 10 cars after it Then a broken rail caused one freight car to bump off and it tore the end off the bridge Some of the cars went off the end of the bridge and others rolled over the Bide of the embankment bridge spanned the West Fork of the Cedar river Fall 18 Feet Railroad transportation facilities west of Bristow will not be avail able for some time It was and those from the east wlllcotlsiEt only of trains runningthis faiand then returning The railroad cars which went down the bank crashed a distance of from 12 to 16 feet and were bad ly damaged Some of them were so badly damaged it was believed they cannot be salvaged One of the cars containing lumber was not badly damaged From Other Lines Most of the cars which wen down the bank were from other railroads The exact extent of dam age will not be learned for some time it was stated Meanwhile rail road officials were on the way here to investigate Trains on this section run from Council Bluffs to Oelwein changing crews at Clarion Arrangements for traffic over other branches were be ing made 5000 Coal Miners Idle Pending Wage Agreement Signing CHATTANOOGA TennApril 4 than 5000 coal miners in Kentucky Tennessee and Georgia were out of the pits today and nine operators in Alabama were consid ering whether to close their plant pending the signing of the wage agreement recently reached in Washington Fiftythree coal mine operators of southern Tennessee and Georgia met here yesterday and took steps to enlist the support of manufacturers business and pro fessional men in protest against the code wage agreement GRAND JURY INDICTS Jurors Selected for Vinton Murder Trial VINTON April 4 jury of four women and eight men will try Everetl E Howe 35 Garrison charged with first degree murder in connection with the death last Jan 13 of the Rev Calvin H Boggs 40 former Garrison minis ter CINCINNATI April 4 Hamilton county grand jury today returned indictments against five persons charged with receiving stol en goods in connection with the sale here of in bonds stolen from Mrs Martha Gillespie Si year old Marshalltown Iowa recluse An additional indictment was re turned against Mrs Nancy Wright 35 of Youngstown one of the five charging her with receiving and con cealing stolen property She was charged specifically with receiving and concealing in liberty bonds identified as part of the loot of S96000 in the robbery of Mrs Gillespie 4 Others Charged Olhers charged with Mrs Wrighl in the joint indictment were her brother and sisterinlaw Mr and Mrs Thomas Treharn of Wenona 111 C C Culbertson Marshalltown beer garden operator and Mrs Edna Brown alias Nusek also of Mar shalltown Mrs Wright and the Trc harns are in jail here but Culbcrt Turn to Pace 2 Calsms Presidents of U S An authoritative sketch of each president and every mistress of the white house with a contemporary photograph of each Here are the historical highlights of every ad ministration rich in personal anec dote and human interest Students will find in this booklet a compart survey of American history from the foundation of the union The section on President Roosevelt brings the story up to 1934 Inclose 10 cents to cover cost postage and hndling Use coupon Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Fr eric J Haskin Director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin care fully wrapped for the booklet Presidents and Their Wives Name treet City Stole Mail to Washington IX C ;