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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 12, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NIWSrAMR THAT MAKES ALL NOKTH IOWANS NIIGHIOKS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SKRV1CB MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 12 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 156 Glass Still Has Power Final Work Relief Stages Removed All Doubt By HERBERT JPLUMMER ASHINGTON April 12 there ever had been any doubt In the minds of administrat i o a leaders and there hasnt that Carter Glass of Virginia must be reckoned with it was removed during the final stages of the work relief bill in con gress The Virginians insistence that onethird of the loans made un der the bill go for labor gave new dealers some of the most anxious moments they have had in a long time In the end he had to compromise but it was a clear case of the ad ministration yielding to his de mands He has prevented the purchase with government funds of operating private power and gas plants Stubborn Conference It has been a long time since cap itol hill has seen such a stubborn and prolonged conference on a piece of legislation as that on the work relisf measure One of the most dramatic inci dents of the whole thing came at the last and is an excellent illustra tion of what Glass can do when aroused It was when Buchanan of Texas chairman of the appropriation com mittee of the house and one of the conferees maneuvered the senate conferees into a position where it appeared they were opposing action taken by the senate Glass became indignant Suggested Alternative Ha took into the conference room a copy of the bill as originally passad by the senate This bill didnt contain the controversial labor pro vision but some provisions which when merely mentioned hair of stand on end The Thomas silver inflation section is typical If the gentlemen of the house Glass said to the conferees in effect liked the senate version of the bill so well then let them adopt the senate bill in toto It struck like a bombshell Glass chucklingly related afterwards The meeting broke up in confusion It did the trick Later in the day the chairman of the conference called another session It took only 45 seconds to reach an agreement PROBiwiLLLAST INTO NEXT WEEK MarshallBack on Stand in Graft Investigation at Sioux City SIOUX CITY April 12 Verne Marshall went back on the witness stand before the Woodbury county grand jury here this morn ing As the investigation entered its fifth day the indications were that it would be carried over into next week as special prosecutors and grand jurymen have declared their intention of making every effort to delve to the bottom an alleged protection payoff system said to have extended to the state capital So far 14witnesses have been ex amined and several others are un der subpoena GERMANY READY TO ENTER PACT The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Friday night and Saturday Frost or near freezing Friday night Ris ing temperatures Saturday and Sunday MINNESOTA Fair Friday night and Saturday rising temperature Saturday and in west portion Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 42 Minimum in Night 31 At 8 A M Friday 37 Rainfall 09 Snowfall Trace The last of Aprils showers when completed Thursday had deposited 1 99 of an inch of precipitation in eluding a bit of snow in the Globe I Gazettes rain gauge No dust here jfor a time at least none of local Burington Proposes New Schedule Materially Cutting Rates DES MOINES April 12 new tax schedule for chain store an nual gross receipts materially re ducing rates in the middle brackets but retaining thegraduated feature was offered today by Representa tive Don Burington D of Wood bury to his chain store tax bill after it was attacked in its second day before the Iowa house as coniisca tory and unconstitutional The Burlington schedule would add a slight increase in the gross re ceipts tax for each additional 000 of total business done in any Iowa city by any chain store organ ization The original schedule proposed oy Burlington took increasingly larger jumps as it rose into the upper brackets until was charged for total receipts of and for the tax rose to Substitute Is Offered Debate on the bill today centered around Burlingtons measure cham pioning gross receipts tax and an amendment substitute rewriting the measure in which the gross receipts tax was set at a flat of 1 per cent Burington criticized the flat tax the little chain pay as muchas the big Both Burington and Representa tive Paul Freeburn D of Scott contended that the graduated tax was more fair because it places a heavier burden on chains as they reach out and do larger business under which the damage to the in dependent merchant is Defends Constitutionality Freeburn defended the legality of the Burington plan declaring that although it had not been adopied elsewhere in identical form it is sim ilar to chain store tax laws of some other states and has been carefully guarded against constitutional challenges Speakingfor the substitute of which he was one of the authors Representative Robert Blue R of Wright asserted we are not here to kill or cure There is no reason to fall in the chasm if we miss the jump when we can by the substi tute amendment make a safe bridge across the Blue said the graduated tax never has been enacted by any state and if it were found un constitutional it would be years be fore Iowa could enact new chain store legislation In the meantime Blue said the people would have to make up the tax and that is why we stand here asking you to pass a known to be constitutional bill workable and sure to provide rev Some Bill to Pass I think there is no question about adoption of a chain store Blue said The only problem today is what kind of a bill shall we pass I believe 99 per cent of the assembly want chain tax legisla Blue and Representative C L Rice D of Keokuk told the house teat if the schedule of rates under their tax proposal was not satisfac tory they would be agreeable to any change the legislature might make Representative A H Henningsen CR of Palo coauthor 3f the substitute said the Buring on bill would wipe out in one far reaching stroke all chain stores Turn to Pace 2 Column 2 Mississippi Reaches 12 Foot Flood Stage 14 Students Die as Train Crashes Bus ROCKVILLE Md April 12 Ghastly remains of a wholesale tra gedy the mangled bodies of 14 high school students who met death when an express train crushed their auto bus late last night lay in an im provised morgue in a quiet funeral home here today while anguished parents went about the task of identifying them Fifteen other occupants of the bus including the driver and the teacher in charge were suffering from various injuries and shock but with the exeption of two students in a hospital at Washington all were able to go to their homes at Williamsport Md One of the reported to be suffer ing from internal injuries and the extent of her hurts was not defin itely known The other Jane Sta ley who received a broken arm was said to be out of danger Bus Driver Held The driver of the bus Percy Line is held here in default of bond on a charge of manslaughter pending an inquest which had been set for Tuesday Line said imme dately after the crash that he dil not see or hear the train until al most at the moment of the impact It was understood Williamsport residents were enroute here to post bond for his release Miss Louise Funk chemistry teacher at the Williamsport high school who was in charge of the party characterized him today as a very competent Wet and Foggy The weather was wet and foggy as the onepaint ed a shiny blue and bearing the party from a chemistry exhibit at the University of Maryland College park toward their homes at Wil liamsport the grade crossing here Though Baltimore and Ohio of ficials said the crossing was guard ed by a bell and red light the bus driver declared be did not see the train until he was on the track I heard the whistle just as it hit he sobbed afterward I didnt see the train until I heard the bell of the engine as I started over the Hits Bus in Middle The train bound from St Louis to the bus in the middle sheared it in two and carried the rear half many yards down the track before tossing it aside a mass of wreckage Bod ies so terribly mangled that they Ordered to Trial Two Tax Schedules for Chain Stores Debated GRADUATED DEFENSE HEARD BY IOWA HOUSE were beyond strewn along identification were the track for 200 yards some were tossed into a cemetery nearby Eye witnesses told of finding am putated limbs at the scene and the decapitated body of a girl The accident occurred outside the case ment window of the Rev Cecil J McNeal who hurried outside and administered the last rites of the Catholic church to dead and dying He found two bodies on the en gines cow catcher Vivid Eye Witness A vivid eye witness account came from Edward L Stevens of Rockville golf pro at the Manor Turn to Iasr 2 Column 1 IOWA TO WARM OVER WEEKEND Most of State Sunny and Clear but Eastern Part Cloudy and Rainy DES MOINES April 12 Iowas weather map today ran from clear weather with sunshine in the west and central portions to cloudi ness and rain in the eastern sec tions Lower temperatures were predict ed by the United States weather V i i rx I bureau for tonight with the mer KeOKUk UOeS UOW11 cury shooting upward tomorrow and Sunday KEOKUK April 12 the heavy rainfall on both the upper and the lower Mississippi the U S weather bureau here is forecasting a falling river The Mississippi here passed the 12 foot flood stage last night reaching feet but fell to 12 this morning and will continue to fall according to the forecaster The stage will come to a stand at Quincy and Hannibal tonight and then fall slowly At Light rains were continuing this morning in the eastern portion the weather bureau said Precipitation reports for the last 24 hours showed the greatest amount at Burlington where 41 of an inch fell Other re ports Alta 38 Atlantic 37 Dubuque 36 Estherville 33 Davenport 22 Keokuk 18 DCS Moines 16 and Waterloo and Iowa Falls 15 Temperatures yesterday dropped to a low of 30 degrees at Estherville BOOS INTERRUPT S U I MEETING IN PEACE STRIKE FreeforAll Breaks Ou at Chicago U During Nationwide Event By THE ASSOCIATED VKESS A group of University of Iowa students bearing placards Schol arships Not Battleships1 and Strike Against joined Fri day in the nationwide protes against war Boos and shouts of Iowa fights interrupted the speakers Dr Frank G Spencer Y M C A college history professor from Chicago addressed the group which left classes to meet on the univer sity campus at Iowa City The students most of them com ing from nearby buildings on the campus following their 10 ocock classes gathered in small groups near the steps of old capitol Onlookers Curious Most of the onlookers appeare more curious than interested Roland White of Marengo former editor of the Daily lowan student newspaper Introduced Spencer af ter giving a brief history of war He asserted that in America are growing much more like the im perialistic people of Europe every White declared also that there is a real war threat hanging over us From a some 100 yards 20 stu dents heckled the speakers They called Iowa We want Hit In the midst of the speaking six men carrying a large red banner with the letters Iowa City branch of the international labor and a small American flag arrived and stood on old capitol steps be hind the speakers The organization they represented is a communist group Chicago U Has Fight denounced the hecklers as the cannon fodder on my which brought more heckling A freeforall fight with sticks stones eggs and stench bombs aa weapons broke out on the Univer sity of Chicago campus when a group of 500 students attempted to stage a parade following an anti war meeting in Mandel hall More than students had at tended the antiwar gathering held as a part of the nationwide demon stration Upon its completion sev eral hundred of the participants formed in line for a parade around the campus Answer Call Theyhad gone about a block when other students blocked the day and showered them with a bar rage of eggs The national student strike com mittee estimated that stu dents a third of them in New York would answer the call High school pupils were urged to join the older students in the peace demonstra tions Get Faculty Approval Albert W Hamilton in a radio appeal on behalf of the strike said Gov Floyd B Olson of Minnesota had agreed to address strikers at the University of Minnesota The Minnesota university meeting was without sanction of university authorities despite the fact Gov ernor Olson was scheduled to speak but Hamline university St Paul planned a meeting with faculty ap proval University of Illinois students gathered in a mass meeting in the giant Memorial stadium dedicated to the student World war dead Louisiana the fall will begin and Inwood and Lamoni registered i Saturday la high of 51 degrees Conditions at U Good Say State Agents DES MOINES April 12 laV Moral conditions at the University of Iowa fraternity houses are gen erally good and alleged immoral conditions which caused the dis banding of the Phi Beta Delta fra ternity do not exist in other houses State Agents Frank Moorhead and A G Halght reported to Gov Clyde L Herring today We wish to make it most em phatic that in our opinion as a re suit of our investigation the condi tions referred to at the Phi Beta Delta fraternity do not exist in any other fraternity at Iowa they reported to the governor The agents were sent to Iowa City after university authorities had closed the Phi Beta Delta house and disbanded the chapter as a result of testimony of two girls they had had immoral relations with 11 men at the fraternity Complaint by Mother The investigation started after a complaint of a mother of a 17 year old girl and resultedin a delin quency hearing in district court Testimony showed that the 17 year old girl and her 21 year old com panion had participated in asserted immoral parties The president of the Phi Beta Delta chapter said the girls had circulated among the various fra ternity houses Moorhead and Haight branded the statement as absolutely untrue false and libel The action of the university au thorities in investigating the situ ation and moving against the Phi Beta Delta fraternity was com mended by the stateagents who said Unfavorable The university authorities real ized there would be unfavorable publicity but they believed the sit uation such that publicity should be ignored and not The agents reported that after the hearing last Saturday a tran script of the testimony was given to Dean of Men Robert E Rienow who immediately conferred with President Eugene A Gilmore A meeting of the university disciplin ary board was called and the or ders disbanding the fraternity re sulted The report declared that ac cording to the testimony the older girl asserted she had lived for some imc In a hotel and had had immor al relations with men there Action pointing toward the clos ng of the hotel by County Attor ney E A Baldwin has been begun Jie agents declared Less DrinkingSeen Referring to investigation of gen eral conditions at the university the report said we find from tes timony of the students house moth ers and citizens generally that the drinking of hard liquor is not prac iced nearly so much in the uni versity or by university men as it was formerly Drunkenness is much ess and a generally better moral londition exists throughout the uni Martin recently elect jd mayor of Iowa City waa com mended for his first official act n notifying all persons that slot machines must be eliminated from fowa City We believe the mayors orders have been lived up to by practically ill possible offenders We have ailed to locate any gambling de vices in public the report said POLITICIANS BIG BOTHER OF IOWA LIQUOR BOSSES Commission Mobbed in Quest of State Jobs Says Millhaem By KOV 1 PORTEll Associate Writer DES MOINES April 12 of the greatest difficulties the Iowa Liquor Control commission has ex perienced has been to keeppoli ticians from shoving Incompetent help into jobs W H Millhaem as sistant to Chairman Harold M Cooper told the legislative investi gating committee today Politicians vho are thwarted in their desires and persons who dont get jobs they want become enemies of the commission and are respon sible for 90 per cent of the cock eyed stories about the commission the witness declared The situation extends to both of the major parties in Iowa Millhaem testified One of the Last The chairmans assistant appeared before the committee In a hastily called session this morning attended only by senate members of the in quiring committee The session Senator M X Geske D of McGregor was one of the last the committee will Were ringing down the Geske asserted Mlllliaem traced the development of ithe commission from the time the liquor act was passed the commission didnt own a leacl to the present when the commissions profit Is more than Mobbed for Jobs He said the commissioners were literally mobbed by applicants for jobs and salesmen and the pres sure didnt let up until recently Of fices in the Mulberry building were planned he testified so the com missioners could get some work done and evade the horde of appli cants Millhaem appealed to the com mittee to consider a recommenda tion for an amendment to the pres ent law on chlselers who obtain money under false pretenses Such persons he said represent them selves to distillers and others as having an inside track with the commission andHhe commission it self knows nothing of their activl ies He described for the committee the procedure of opening stores and said when residents of a city offer protests against the opening the commission withdraws Dont Force We dont force stores on any he said but sometimes af er we have withdrawn they come to us and ask us to The witness testified that as soon as a state store is opening the arge bootleggers usually go out of Dusiness particularly those who sell liquor by the bottle He cited Fort Dodge Ottumwa Marshalltown Waterloo and Mason City as examples of proof of this statement The problem in DCS Moinea ia sale of liquor by the he Turn In 2 Column Charged liy federal agents with complicity in the kidnap ing of Edward G Bremcr St Paul banker Bruno Austin was ordered removed to St Paul to stund trial U S Commissioner Edwin K VVnlkcr in Chicago ruled sufficient evi dence that Austin was the named In the indict ment hod been presented As sociated JPress 2 LIQUOR STORES WILL BE OPENED f Independence Store to Open Saturday and Estherville Store April 19 DES MOINES April 12 Opening of the Independence retail liquor store tomorrow was an nounced today by the state liquor control commission M J to be manager of the new store and R B Tabor has been named clerk Both will receive 200 a year The commission also announced Lhe store at Estherville will be op ened for business April 19 The per sonnel has not been finally selected Opening of the Estherville store originally scheduled for last fall was delayed by protests from resi dents of the city Later a petition for the store was submitted to the commission Plans for a etore at Spirit Lake town have been postponed be cause of protests of businessmen the1 commission declared lowans spending their vacations at Spirit and Okobojl Lakes willbe forced to patronize the stores at Spencer arid Estherville No decision has as yet been reached on the Cedar Falls store the commission said AP Has Two Minutes of Silence for Ochs NEW YORK April 12 minutes of silence on the wires and cessation of all activities of the Associated Press throughout the world were ordered for a m EST today the hour of the fu neral of Adolph Ochs FRAT OFFICERS IN S U I PROBE Vot Interested in Chapter Where Such Conditions Can IOWA CITY April 12 national officers of the Phi Beta Delta fraternity today threw the weight of their influence into the nquiry into fraternity morals at he University of Iowa while a STew Jersey attorney threatened le jal action unless the rights of lis clients are upheld The attorney Joseph Teich of assaic N who said he repre entcd four members of the fratern ty suspended on morals charges issnrtcd he waa here to see that ustici is He is a brother of Tcich who was among the stu suspended after two Iowa Turn to Puff 2 uhimn 4 I Party Dispute on Social Security Program Rages WASHINGTON April 12 Partisan dispute over the adminis trations social security program raged at the capitol today as President Roosevelt and his aides downtown perfected administrative details for spending the workrelief fund In the house ways and means committee republicans had their chance to discuss the security bill and a number were prepared for a concerted attack on the measure as now written Robert Fcchner director of the civilian conservation corps was one of the relief advisers to talk with Mr Roosevelt He promised the en rollment of new men within 60 days under the work law pro vision permitting an aggregate CCC corps of The senate gave approval to the house bill to expand lending powers of the Home Owners Loan oornoratiori i Other developments Manufacturers of consumers goods such as food and clothing strongly supported extension of NRA with the warning its aban donment would lead to financial George A Sloan chairman of the consumers goods industries commit tee and of the cotton textile code authority was the spokesman be fore the senate finance commit tee The senate munitions committee investigation into the Colt arms company of Hartford for al leged violation of the labor clauses of NRA was abruptly called off with a committee announcement it had been assured by president Roosevelt that the difficulty would be settled Monday Akron Ohio rubber company executives resumed their confer ence with Secretary Perkins on means of averting the threatened strike at their FRANCE BRITAIN ANDITALYAGREE AS TO PROGRAM Decide Procedure They Will Follow at League Council Meeting By RICHAKD G MASSOCK Copyright 1035 by XUe Associated FTCM STRESA April 12 British announced today that Ger many was enter an eastern European pact of nonaggressiou even though other signatories stipulate among themselves ac cords of reciprocal This news was given to the world in an official communique issued by1 the heads of governments of Italy Great Britain and France assem bled here in an effort to smoothout the path of European The conference itself was inform ed of the German decision by 5ir John Simon British foreign secrer tary who said his information had been given to the British ambassa dor to Berlin by Konstantin von Neurath Relchsfuehrer Hitlers for eign minister Come to Agreement The announcement followed toy a few minutes a statement by Pierre Laval French foreign minister that the representatives of the three nations assembled here had reached an agreement among themselves as to the program they will follow in the meeting next week at Geneva of the league of nations A French spokesman said in advance had been made which may permit the revival of the pro posed eastern Locarno pact ipon sored byFrance effort to duplicate rope a nonaggression treaty iim ilar to that of Locarno which also was signed here at Lake Maggiore Inducement to Germany The agreement was designed 4n an endeavor to induce Germany to enter the treaty by exempting her from the military obligations to which Reichsfuehrer Hitler had thus far objected France already had prepared ta resolution of condemnation of Ger manys rearmament as in violation of the military clauses of the Ver sailles treaty and thig was to submitted to the extraordinary council session at Geneva next week But Premier PierreEtienae Flan din of France and his foreign min ister Pierre Laval during the sec ond day their conferences with Premier Mussolini of Italy and Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald of Great Britain and his foreign secretary Sir John Simon decided not to submit the resolution to Geneva Approves Regional Pacts Authoritative British sources said that Great Britain does not plan to engage in a general European security pact despite previous in dications that such would be the British program Instead Great Britain was described as giving her approval to the French idea of re gional as the proposed FrancoRussian treaty operating under the league covenant It was indicated that efforts would be made to get Germany into Tllrnln 2 Olllmn 3V You Need This Map This map brings you an upto date course in European geography in which innumerable changes have been made since the World war In addition to all geographical data including areas populations dis tances and a list of the 200 largest cities it carries a wealth of the latest statistical information bear ing on national wealth monetary units 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