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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 11, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPX ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 111935 THIS PAPER CONSISTSOF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 155 Johnson to Seek Office Friends Feel Sure He Has Ambitions for Senate By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON April 11 The close per sonal friends of Gen Hugh John son declare pri vately they have not the slightest doubt that he in tends to make a bid for the United States senate in Oklahoma in 1936 He hasnt said anything to them about it even re fuses to discuss it with them but they are con vinced neverthe less They say the general has reasoned the situation in Oklahoma is ideal for him Senator Gore will be up for reelection in 1936 The blind senator has been among the severest crit ics of new deal policies Time and again he has lashed out at the ad ministration He has likened the Bankhead cot ton production control act to a boa constrictor which squeezes the life out of the American farmers He has assailed NRA the administrations monetary in fact just about everything His vote to sustain the president in reduction of veterans benefits in the last congress is oneoutstanding instance where he has gone along with the administration Oklahomans Like Color Gore will be seeking reelection in a presidential year when emphasis will be laid on support of Roosevelt and Rooseveltian policies An avow ed supporter of the administration running against him might cause a lot of trouble General Johnson say his friends believes he is the man Johnsons colorful personality might be greatly in his favor in Ok lahoma The state which has given preferred political status to its Jack Waltons its Alfalfa Bill Murrays and its Henry cJphnstopsmiglit do the sftme homes J it Hurley vs Johnson If Johnson should attempt to oust Gore in the primary and suc ceed the Oklahoma senatorial con test in 1936 might steal the whole show Gossip has it that Patrick J Hur ley secretary of war in the Hoover administration is flirting with the idea of making a senate bid himself in 1936 as a republican The blind senator and the debonair former cabinet member have warm personal friends for years With Gore eliminated however Hurley himself admits that it would be a different story Personally he would like nothing better than to lock horns with Hugh Johnson in a senatorial contest and probably could be persuaded to do so With proteges of both Roose velt and Hoover running against each other the 1936 Oklahoma sen atorial race would take on national significance Workers in Mexico Vote to Call Strike MEXICO D F April 11 The general confederation of work ers and peasants which claims more than 40000 members has voted to call a nationwide general strike Unless labor difficulties in various parts of the country are settled a formal call is expected to be issued within aifew days FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Thurs night and Friday rain or snow in central and east por tions Thursday night colder Thursday night with freezing temperatures in central and west sections slightly warmer Friday afternoon in extreme west MINNESOTA Generally fair Thursday night and Fri day preceded by cloudy in east and south with rain or snow in southeast Thursday night cold er Thursday night slightly warmer Friday afternoon in central and west portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for i4 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 46 Minimum in Night 36 At 8 A M Thursday 36 Rainfall 90 While the states west of Iowa choked with dust a rain of almost an inch was falling over North Iowa bringing Aprils total preci pitation to 112 inches The normal April precipitation for April in Ma son City is 272 inches Before the rain ceased Thursday forenoon the total was raised to 98 of an inch HERRING VETOES HOMESTEAD ACT House Opens Consideration of Chain Store Tax HEATED DEBATE STAGED ON HOW TO USE REVENUE Author Believes Levy to Bring State From 4 to 6 Millions BULLETIN DES MOINES April 11 JP Iowa house today voted 60 to 40 to substitute alloca tion of chain store tax revenue to the general fund instead of as a property tax replacement The lower branch must still vote on the provisions of the original bill which specify the allocation Is to be made to school districts DES MOINES April 11 Members of the Iowa house clashed today over the allocation of reve nues as debate began before crowd ed galleries on the Burington chain store tax bill With attitudes toward the main bill undisclosed in the initial dis cussions members of the lower branch indulged in heated controver sy over four alternatives for use of proceeds from the proposed tax Representative Don Burington D of Woodbury author of the or iginal measure told the house that he estimated on a basis of gross chain store receipts in Iowa last year of that thetax should provide from to income s Belief As the pro vided that go to the poor relief inan amendment Sffered by the ways and means committee with which change the bill was rec ommended for passage the tax would be used with residue from the three point tax program to replace property taxes The house was considering the committee amendment one part at a time and had offered little oppo sition to its corrections until the allocation of revenues was reached Representative L D Teeter R of Marion promptly proposed to di vert the money for payment of old age pensions declaring that if it was used for property tax replacement it would only help send out of the state annually to foreign corporations owning Iowa prop erty Substitute Seeking to ward off opposition to the bill Representative A H Bonn stetter D of Kossuth chairman of the ways and means committee proposed a substitute amendment directing that revenues go to the state general fund which he warned was facing a threatened shortage with other revenues probably 000000 short of the 1934 income and a budget estimate nearly more The Bonnstetter proposal was supported by J P Gallagher D of Iowa Charles G Johnson 0 Vista and Leroy Mercer fi of Johnson who pointed out that the funds if more than needed in the general fund could be divert ed to other uses but it earmarked couldnot be transferred Supports Pension Plan Representative C L McKinnon D of Henry supporting the old age pension plan reminded that the real purpose of the chain store tax is to keep the money of Iowa people within the borders of the state and Turn to Page 11 Column 4 CONFER ON PLANS TO AVERT STRIKE Representatives of 3 Akron Rubber Companies Call on Miss Perkins WASHINGTON April 11 Representatives of three large Ak ron Ohio rubber companies whose plants are threatened with a strike conferred today with Secretary Perkins about ways of averting a walkout The secretary alone received the employers representatives shortly after 10 oclock The delegation included Cliff Slusser of Goodyear J D Tew president of Goodrich T G Gra ham vice president and S J Jett J W Thomas president of Fire stone and B M Robinson of the same company Joseph Hosteller Cleveland attorney was with them Hunger Strike Ends in Victory FRENCH APPEAL TO LEAGUE TOPS DAYS BUSINESS Simon Makes Statement on Edens Trip and Visit to Hitler By ANDRtFE HERDING Copyright 1035 by AHOdaled Trass STRESA Italy April Britain France and Italy today decided to take up as their first concrete problem Frances appeal to the league of nations against Germanys repudiation of the mili tary clauses of the Versailles treaty as endangering Europes peace Shortly after Prime Minister MacDonald of Great Britain Prem ier Flandin of France and their host Premier Mussolini of Italy had met for their initial conference here a French official indicated France would insist firmly upon the leagues acting on the French ap peal Supported by Memorandum appeal it was said is to be supported by a memorandum stat ing Frances views concerning The fiveday hunger strike of Lucy Craig of Brea Cal ended in victory when a threeman SEKA committee promised her work after she was dismissed from her bookkeeping job She refused food from her neighbor Mrs O E Shrunk because she wanted work relief not direct relief Associated Press Plan Kept by State Senate BULLETIN DES MOINES April 11 Iowa senate today de feated the truck regulatory bill by a vote of 22 to 25 The vote was taken shortly after S p m following two days ft debate DES MOINES April 11 state senate today refused to strike the port of entry provision from the truck and motor carrier regulatory bill A vote of 15 to 34 rejected an amendment by Senators Garrett E Roelofs R of Sioux Center arid Vincent Harrington D of Sioux City which would have eliminated the port of entry feature The senates action left in the bill authorization for the state board of railroad commissioners to designate registration stations at which all outofstate trucks would be required to stop and show com pliance with Iowa laws and pay ment of a ton mile tax Controversial Feature The port of entry plan was re garded as one of the most contro versial features of the bill and its discussion had attracted a large crowd of visitors from over the state to the senate gallery bill in addition would place all contract common and private motor carriers under the regulation of the state board of railroad com missioners and require the payment of tonmile taxes receipts from which would go largely to highway construction and maintenance Senator John K Valmtine D of Centerville chairman of the mo Tiirn to Page 11 Column 3 EARLY MORE SHOPPING DAYS UNTIL RESORT NEAR U State Agents Indicate Only One Fraternity Involved With Women IOWA CITY April 11 alleged vice resort near the Uni versity of Iowa campus will be closed within a week as result of an investigation by two state agents of vice conditions here it was learned today The two agents completed their investigation today and planned to return to Des Moines to report to Gov Clyde L Herring The gover nor sent them here after charges had been made immoral women circulated freely in fraternity houses Only One Guilty The agents indicated they would report to the governor only one University of Iowa fraternity was involved in alleged immoral rela tions with two Iowa City girls Questioning of the girls one of whom testified in juvenile court she and her companion 17 participated in an immoral party at the Phi Beta Delta fraternity house brought a declaration from the elder 21 that The only other house I have ever been in was a medical outfit and then I was with one boy arid none of the other boys knew anything about it Herring Ordered Investigation Members of the fraternity who were suspended on charges of keep ing a disorderly house charged the girls circulated freely from frater nity to fraternity The charge pre cipitated a state investigation at the command oi Gov Clyde L Herring to learn the actual situation The fraternity was disbanded One member Albert Opperman of New York a freshman will be rein stated The girl told State Agents Al Haight and Frank Moorhead some members of the fraternity were in nocent Can Identify Boys I can identify all of the boys who I was with on the fraternity party she said There are about 12 of them and I know many of their nick names Only about one or two of the boys at the Phi Beta Delta house who were not in on the party knew that we were there Moorhead will leave today to re port to the governor Haight plans to remain for several days Moor head said if results of the investiga tion are made public it will be only through the governor Made Kentucky Colonel NEWTON April 11 L Maytag of Newton was commis sioned a colonel on the staff of Gov Ruby Laffoon of Kentucky FACTS OF PARLEY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The issue How can European peace be guaranteed m the face of German rearmament V The proposals A general col lective security pact open to all nations Germany in sistance fsigiekmecis tobppose any aggressor nation an out andout military alliance em bracing all powers willing to subscribe to weld an iron ring about the reich The conferring powers Great Britain France and Italy The leading delegates Premier Mussolini of Italy host Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald of Great Britain and Sir John Simon his foreign secretary Premier PierreEtienne Flandin of France and Pierre Laval French foreign minister The scene Isola Bella historic island in Lake Maggiore near Stresa in northern Italy Reichsfuehrer Hitlers violation of the treaty and suggesting this vio lation might lead to the danger of war The conference began at a m with a preliminary exchange of views on the European situation and adjourned for luncheon after the conferees voted to take up Frances appeal to the league at 5 p m This announcement which was made to the press by British and French delegates created consid erable surprise as it had been gen erally understood that the action to be taken by Geneva concerning Germany would hinge to a large extent upon what decision was mad3 at Stresa regarding more sec ondary subjects Greeted by Mussolini After a brief greeting from Premier Mussolini who acted as chairman Sir John Simon British foreign secretary made a lengthy statement describing his visit to Reichsfuehrer Hitler and the tour made by Capt Anthony Eden Brit ish lord privy seal to Moscow War saw andPraha With Mussolini taking the lead the Italian and French statesmen put 2 series of questions to Sir John which covered every aspect of the situation as revealed to Sir John and Captain Eden on their trip It was understood the queries by Mussolini Premier Elandin and Turn to Page 11 Column i Lifer Pardoned Most widely known of Michi gan prison inmates Robert Irv ing Latlmcr 70 has been pardoned by Gov Frank D Fitzgerald after sening more than 45 years of a life sentence imposed for the slay ing ofhis mother Associated Press 16 T0 1 SILVER BILL APPROVED Senate Committees Action Hitler Asks for Answer to Question Copyright 1835 by The BERLIN April air of ironic pessimism characterized the attitude today of official Getman circles toward the tripower con ference at Stresa summoned to decide what to do about European peace in the face of Germanys rearmament Reichsfuehrer Hitler was repre sented as standing back behind his new army and inquiring well what do you want The answer to this interrogation Wilhelmstrasse spokesmen said is theonly thing for which the rcich looks to Stresa The scene of the conference of the western powers Isola se cretly and caustically referred to in some quarters as The Isle of Dreams The view generally is taken that since Hitler has made his attitude plain to Sir John Simon British foreign secretary in their recent conversations the next move is in the hands of the Stresa conferees Whether the reich will join in a later conference officials say depends upon the others Because of Germanys newly ac quired confidence in her own strength Stresa is the first full dress international conference since the World war in which German issues have been involved which has not sent a shiver through the reich fcy Roosevelt WASHINGTON April 11 Silver gleamed anew in the capital today as the senate agriculture committee tossed toward floor con sideration the veteran 16tol ratio issue of William Jennings Bryan Days Meeting just after President Roosevelt by proclamation had boosted the price of newly mined domestic silver from 64 to 71 cents an ounce the committee ap proved the Wheelerbill to require the purchase of 50000000 ounces of silver monthly until the proportion of the white metal reached one fourt hof the monetary stocks These purchases would be sus pended whenever 16 ounces of pure silver equalled one ounce of pure gold in purchasing power Future Held Doubtful The future of the measure in the senate was regarded as doubtful however though Senator Wheeler D claimed increased strength since last session As the monetary problem was thrust to the fore and a white house message on the currency expansion bonus billwas forecast President Roosevelt gave special attention to detailed recommendations for speed ing work relief fund into action Simultaneously mayors from 13 cities gathered to draft cooperative plans for helping Jobless in munici palities Other capital developments Urges Wagner Bill Terming NRAs collective bar gaining guarantee to labor an in nocuous moral Shiboleth Francis Biddle chairmanof the labor rela tions board recommended that it be dropped entirely in extending the recovery law and that the Wagner labor disputes bill be passed He was testifying before the senate finance committee Representatives of three large Akron Ohio rubber companies whose plants are threatened with a strike conferred with Secretary Turn to Page 11 Column I Southwest Choked by Flying Dust and Sand KANSAS CITY April 11 Flying dust and op pressive their grip on the southwest today Where in other years at this sea son wheat and other crops have spread their checkerboard pattern of green shades over the landscape there are barren fields without a blade of green drifts of soil along roads fences and farm buildings and deserted highways For a month dun colored clouds have swirled and billowed over what once was known as the nations bread basket Hopes for relief raised earlier this week by promis ing weather forecasts were shat tered yesterday by a dust blizzard labelled as the worst of the series As the latest storm roared over Kansas Colorado Oklahoma Texas and New Mexico the governments monthly crop report was released A large proportion of the acre age in this important winter wheat area was being abandoned it said The condition of the wheat crop in six Kansas ham Gove Greeley Wichita Ham ilton and listed as zero GOVERNOR SETS OUT 14 REASONS FOR HIS ACTION Calls Subject Worthy but Sees Faults in Bill Passed Policemen on Guard Against Jrouble in Mieat Strike Front LOS ANGELES April 11 Policemen greeted pickets today along the Hollenbeck heights meat strike front as 40 butcher shops reopened for business Chief of Police James E Davis detailed extra officers to the scene to guard against possible trouble He asserted the united conference against the high cost of living one of the meat price protesting groups was controlled by com munist leaders Search Pushed for Boy as Father Tells of Ransom Demand CHICAGO April 11 un relenting search was pushed today for 4 year old Richard Perrot whose father said ransom had been demanded for the boys release Richard has been mining for a week The father Max Perrot foreman in atool manufacturing plant told newspapermen he expected his son back before Sunday indicating ran som demands were met fca return of red haired Richard The boy mute since an injury at birth was believed to have been the victim of a moron after his disappearance PLAN BENEFITS IN DROUGHT AREAS AAA Agrees to Pay Where No Wheat Is Planted Due to Weather WASHINGTON April 11 M1 The AAA today agreed to make full benefit payments to farmers in drought areas who plant no wheat because of adverse weather condi tions In a previous step to meet drought conditions the administration an nounced that spring wheat farmers might plant up to 165 per cent of their base acreage instead of the maximum of 90 per cent Wheat adjustment contracts con tain a provision requiring farmers to plant a minimum of 54 per cent of their base acreage and a max imum of 80 per cent The ruling today by Secretary Wallace waives the minimum re quirement where there is evidence that planting of wheat would be a waste of seed because of drought conditions This action will be taken only in counties officially designated by the AAA wheat section as drought stricken areas and then only by county wheat production contro committees after individual pro ducers have made application for exemotion DES MOINES April 11 Gov Clyde L Herring today sent jack to the house of representa ives without his approval the homestead exemption measure Accompanying the bill known as house file 88 was a veto mes sage setting forth 14 reasons why the governor withheld his signa ture The governors veto was received as a message read by the clerk in the house this afternoon and action on the veto was deferred as a spe cial order of business for Monday at 11 a m The subject of homesteaa ex emption is worthy of the sympa thetic consideration and the studied thought of the legislature and of our people the governor said A law providing such exemption should be the expression of a per manent policy Should Find Favor When such a law is passed it should be a measure that will find favor with the majority of our citizens as a definite contribution to the state and its communities House file 88 fails to do that which it assumes to do it is not based upon permanent policy nor upon permanent revenue acd in its mechanics it is inherently and fatally deceptive The measure approved by both the house and senate was de signed to mcmpt homci from to it of administration of the three point tax law and an allocation of 000000 for poor relief are con tained in the bill but no provi sion was made for operating ex penses of the state government Need to Borrow Debate on the measure and statements after its passage indi cated the state government would have to either operate on stamped warrants or else borrow a large sum of money before income from a general property levy would be available The points set forth by Governor Herring in his veto message in cluded 1 The act makes no real contri bution toward homestead security 2 It is cruelly misleading caus ing belief that it grants full ex emption which it cannot do from funds available or to be available 3 It is discriminatory not uni form in operation and works an in justice as between the various counties Diverts State Support 4 It diverts all financial support from the state government and gives an inadequate appropriation to relief thereby endangering fed eral funds It eliminates an appro priation for civilian conservation corps camps activity which would bring 540000000 of federal money into Iowa in two years 5 It prevents securing adequate funds for state hospitals for the handicapped Under this bill Iowa must continue to refuse entrance Turn fi Pose 11 Column For Small Families An especially valuable feature of Everybodys Cook Book is the fact that the recipes are practically all measured for small family units of from four to six The cook does not have to worry about how many people a certain recipe will serve or how to reduce the quantities so that the dish produced will fit her family Young housewives in par ticular will find this helpful This cook book runs to 64 pages with 300 recipes is indexed and has spe cial cooking information that is useful in every kitchen It costs only 15 cents a copy Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskln directory 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