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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 17, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI STVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 171935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 160 Push Along Army Bills Congress Expected to Change System of Promotions By HERBERT PLUMMER April 17 Unless there is a slip somewhere along the line to upset carefully laid plans the United States army will have occasion to re member the pres ent session of congress for years to come This branch of Uncle Sams fighting forces is getting the breaks on capitol hill this year as seldom before Almost in routine fashion sena tors and representatives agreed to the proposal of Gen Douglas Mac Arthur chief of staff and others of the army high command to in crease the size of the nations mili tary establishment by 46000 creating the largest standing army in time of peace the country ever has had Encouraged by this victory the general staff has set in motion a drive to change its system of pro motions in the army Approved by the president Sena tor Sheppard of Texas chairman of the senate military affairs com mittee has introduced legislation which if enacted will overhaul completely the present promotion system New Promotion System As Senator Sheppard says of his bill It will make a welcome and in spiriting change from the dreary and monotonous spectacle of 10460 officers ranged one above the other on the advancement list from sec ond lieutenant to colonel virtual prisoners most of them behind the bars of a hopeless seniority system each waiting for the next one above him tardily to be promoted gra ciously to thoughtfully to tirS orcon BUDGET BILL FOR IOWA DRAFTED League Council Backs Stand of Three Powers Some idea as to the hardships im posed by the present system of pro motions may be had when it is considered that if a second lieuten ant enters his second lieutenancy at the age of 23 serves the required six years as such and 10 years as a first lieutenant he will become a captain at 39 Retires Year Later Ha must serve 24 years as cap tain would become a major at 63 and would be compelled to retire for age after a service of one year as major There is an actual case of an of ficer who on July 1 1920 the date when the national defense act went into effect was at the bottom of the list of captains At present he is so far from the top of the list that he carmct become a major un til 1944 at which time he will have been a captain 24 years The Sheppard bill would advance a second lieutenant to first in three years and first lieutenants to cap tains in seven years The estimated increase in the cost to Uncle Sam in making the change is for the first year for the second year and for the third and suc ceeding years of operation Pocketbook After Party DESMOINES April 17 Mr and Mrs Clarence Thompson of Des Mpineswere a little lacking in faith in human nature today Deciding to remodel their home they sold a horse and a cow to pay for materials aiid Work and by way of celebration they invited 50 friends to their home for a square dance last night Shortly after the friends went home Mrs Thompson called police to report theft of her pocketbook and the 587 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy prob ably rain in extreme east por tion Wednesday night and Thursday and in central section Wednesday night slightly warmer Wednesday night in east central portion colder Wednesday night in north cen tral MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday except light rain in east portion Wednesday night slightly warmer Wednesday night along Lake Superior In southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 50 Minimum in NiRht 37 At 8 A M Wednesday 40 ONLY DENMARK ABSTAINS FROM CASTING BALLOT Germanys Rearmament Action Is Condemned in Resolution By RICHABD G MASSOCK Copyright 1933 by The Associated 1ress GENEVA April 17 The league of nations council today adopted the tripower resolution condemn ing Germany for her repudiation of treaty obligations with only Den mark abstaining from voting The resolution presented by France Great Britain and Italy de plored unilateral abrogation o treaty obligations and requested that the league appoint a commit tee to consider what measures eco nomic and financial may be taken against future repudiators of inter national commitments Dr Peter Munch Danish foreign minister in the discussion which preceded the voting explained Den mark would not cast its ballot be cause she feared adoption of the resolution would hinder the task of reconciliation Poland Reverses Stand Joseph M Beck Polish foreign minister voted for the tripower resolution presumably league au thorities said under strong per suasion from France Poland previ ously had indicated herhostility toward declarationbecause 61 vote came after Maxim Lit vinoff soviet foreign commissar had characterized Germanys rearm ament as motivated by a policy of revenge and conquest Litvinoff indicted Germany bj im plication saying that her rearma ment was intended to fulfill a poli cy of revenge the unlimited con quest of foreign territory and the destruction of the independence of entire states Indirectly Accuses Hitler He indirectly accused Reichsfueh rer Hitler and the nazi regime of having publicly announced such a program and he implied that the nazis far from repudiating it con tinually circulate it and bring up their country in this spirit An attempt by Litvinoff to extend the implications of the resolution to parts of the world other than Eu rope overridden The soviet delegates proposal was opposed by Sir John Simon British oreign secretary who asked the council to confine itself to practi cal measures so all Our efforts wont be lost in shallows and miseries Supports Sir John Foreign Minister Pierre Laval of France supported Sir Johns views and asked Litvinoff not to press his request Laval suggested that the foviet objective might more appro priately be done at another time un der other circumstances Litvinoff thereupon agreed and the vote was called for on the tri power resolution as originally intro duced by the French foreign minis ter GERMANY DAZED BY COUNCIL VOTE Officials Stunned When Even PolandBacks Censure Resolution CopjTltht 1935 by The Associated Press BERLIN April 17 UP Dazed even stunned by the fact that even Germanys official friend Poland voted in favor ofthe Geneva resolu tion of censure Wilhelmstrasse offi cials gathered today to determine what official attitude Germany shall adopt While Germany fully expected the satellites of the three powers that met at Stresa and Russia to sup port the league resolution German officialdom seemed frankly disap pointed by Polands attitude and in timated surprise that Germanys old comradeinarms Turkey and the LatinAmerican nations led by Ar gentina had decided to approve the FrancoBritishItalian resolution The evening newspapers with one accord denounced Genevas action Mayor of Rock Island ROCK ISLAND III April 17 CP his republican oppon ent Robert P Galbraith 7559 to 7422 John A Bengston democrat was elected mayor of Rock Island Americans Freed MR AND MRS ROBERT GORDON SWITZ Spies Seized in France Testify Against Others Heavy Sentences Given Rest of Ring as Switzes Go Free PARIS April 17 and Mrs Robert Gordon Switz Ameri cans held for 16 months on espion age charges were freed today In pronouncing sentence today on the 21 defendants on trial tbe court recognized the guilt of the couple in the spy ring activities but said that under article 10 of the espionage aw they were exempted from punishment Get Heavy Sentences Heavy sentences were meted out o the other defendants Benjamin Bercowitz a naturalized Canadian was sentenced to five years impris onment and fined 3000 francs about Louis Martin was sentenced to five years imprison ment as was Octave Dumoulin the alter also being fined 3000 francs Maurice Milice was ordered ailed four years and fined 3000 rancsj Moise Gorin was ordered ailed 10 months and fined 1500 rancs The release of the American cou ple was made on the basis of a rench law which grants clemency o accused persons who turn states evidence Branded Ringleaders Mr and Mrs Switz originally alleged by the French police to have been ringleaders in a spy ring were iaid during the course of the in vestigation to have assisted the au horities by revelations ofalleged accomplices The couple is expected to leave he country immediately in com any with an unidentified rela ive who their lawyer said had ar rived here HOUSE TAKES UP SENATE BEER ACT DES MOINES April 17 owa house this afternoon suspend d rules and took up the beer bill nacted yesterday by the senate Missing Boy Alive Police Captain Says CHICAGO April 17 vising Police Captain Thomas Con don today said that Richard Max Perrot 4 year old mute boy who has been missing for 13 days was alive and would be in the hands of his parents within an hour Condon made the announcement as he left shortly before noon on a secret mission with Max Perrot the boys father and two detectives Mother Tells Neighbors The first indication that the child had been recovered came at the Per rot home when the boys mother who has been under the care of a physician rushed up to a group of neighbors crying My boy is alive My boy is alive Since the boy disappeared almost two weeks ago the police have been seeking a mysterious thin man said by tbe owner of a candy store to have purchased sweets for the child on the afternoon of his disap pearance Wandered From Home The boy wandered away from his home on the northwest side on April 4 Since then police have wav ered between theories that he fell into the north branch of the Chicago river and that he was kidnaped by a degenerate Police and federal agents spent an entire night in a fruitless wait for the writer of a note demanding ransom A dummy package was planted but not called for The father earlier today had de clared he was convinced the boy was dead BREMERACCUSES TWO DEFENDANTS Says He Discussed Events of His Captivity With Them at Jail ST PAUL April 17 that occurred at the hideout where he was kept prisoner 21 days were discussed with HaHrold Alderton and Elmer Farmer both of Ben senville HI at the Ramsey county jail Edward G Bremer kidnap victim testified today On the stand in the federal court trial of Arthur Doc Barker and nine others Bremer stepped down from the witness stand and pointed to Alderton and Farmer two code fendants asmen with whom he talked about his kidnaping when he visited them at the jail last January The government charges it was in Aldertons home that the 37 year old banker was held and that Farmer a tavern keeper was the agency by which members of the BarkerKarpis gang were kept posted on the progress of their ne gotiations with Bremers relatives Mr Alderton asked me why I did not like the fish he cooked when I conversed with him at the coun ty jail Bremer testified I told aim I did not know I had raised any objection to the fish I said I thought I had eaten perch He said ae did not think so because he Dought bullheads He also told me that I was awfully wobbly the last week He also said he did not feel so good himself Runaway Youth From Waterloo Taken Into Custody in Colorado PUEBLO Colo April 17 Robert Amey 18 runaway from Waterloo Iowa was taken into cus tody here last night His father Dr Earl B Amey Waterloo physician notified officers he boy had run away in the fam lys new automobile after a quarrel with his parents The boy told police he eluded of ficers at Council Bluffs Iowa Sat urday when they attempted to sur round him An uncle telegraphed he would come here to get the boy and return him to his home Olson Not Able to Attend Convention ST PAUL April 17 arm Holiday association officials vere advised by Gov Floyd B Ol on that he will be unable to attend be associations national convention n Des Moines April 27 He said he xpected to be busy with legislative matters CLIPPER LANDS AT HONOLULU ON OCEAN CROSSING Big Plane Establishes New Record on Flight From California HONOLULU April 17 big clipper plane Pioneer alighted on Pearl Harbor here at a m Honolulu time p m Central Standard Time today after a 2400 mile flight from Alameda Cal The plane roared over Honolulu at a m Honolulu time settin a new Eecord for the east to west crossing of the Pacific Gliding gracefully down in a wide circle the Clipper split the waters of Pearl Harbors exactly three min utes before her scheduled landing time Cruises Over City The ship had spent 52 minutes cruising over the city and adjacent cane fields It cut exactly seven hours from the best time made in the six pre vious crossings from California Commander Kneffler McGinnis led a mass flight of six navy planes to the islands Jan 11 1934 in 24 hours and 45 minutes 160 Miles an Hour The Clipper which left Alameda at p m Pacific Standard Time p m Eastern Standard Time yesterday reached almosl 160 miles anhour at times Frequently however ityslpwe down tokeep schedule Weather conditions were uniis ually favorable for the flight and the crew frequently messaged about the scenic beauty of the sunset and the moonlight as it skimmed through the Wiley Post on Way Back to Oklahoma Delayed by Weather ST LOUIS April 17 Post flying from Lafayette Ind to Bartlesville Okla landed at Lam aertSt Louis field shortly before 11 a m today and was temporarily grounded by weather With fogs and rain prevailing here and reports of unsettled con ditions in the southwest the famous lyer made no immediate plans to resume his trip The Winnie Mae was serviced and kept in flying shape however ready for a takeoff on short notice Post was returning to Bartlesville rom Lafayette where he was forced down Sunday afternoon after an un successful attempt to cross the na tion via the stratosphere Clipper on Long Pacific Flight The bigPan American clipper shipIs on its trailblazing trans Pacific crossing preparatory to establishing commercial air service to China Two views of the big ship in test flights are shown Asso ciated Press Harrison Proposes Paying Soldier Bonus With Bonds Social Security SENATE PASSES WARRANT BILL Refunding Measure Goes to Governor Without Single Opposing Vote DES MOINES April 17 Iowa senate without an opposing vote passed the administrations warrant refunding bill which previ ously had beenpassed by the house his afternoon The measure now oes to Governor Herriing It provides for refunding antici atory warrants against the state sinking fund and requires that they be advertised and offered at pubic sale EARLY SHOPPING DAYS UNTIL asieR Near Voting Stage in House WASHINGTON April 17 Machinery for handling the 54000 100000 work fund neared comple ion at the white house today as the house approached the voting stage on another administration measure social security program Coincidentally a senate adrninis ration leader sought to compromise hat hardy congressional perennial payment of the soldiers lonus Chairman Harrison of the ienate finance committee offered he plan believing it acceptable to President Roosevelt Before a large group of newsmen Mr Roosevelt discussed the work relief outlook foreseeing within a few days selection of tbe adminis trative group to assist him in allo cating the money Roundtable con ferences will formulate distribution methods End Pension Debate Already high on the work relief list was a to 000000 project for a census of job less by white collar unemployed House leaders hoped to conclude general debate today on the unem ployment insurance old age pension bill As the last hours of talk were reached republicans called a con ference for tonight to determine their attitude toward the measure Harrisons bonus bill was estimat ed to add to the pres ent laws cost to the government It would allow veterans to exchange their certificates for negotiable bonds The maturity date of the cer tificates would be advanced from 1945 to 1938 Bonds Bear Interest The bonds which the veterans could get in exchange for their cer tificates would bear interest at 3 per cent which Harrison said in a statement would make it possible for the soldiers to find a ready market for them But as an incentive for veterans not to redeem their certificates for bonds the bill would extend to them the right to hold the certificates until the old maturity date of 1935 and obtain 4 per cent interest com pounded annually Harrison said if all veterans took advantage of the exchange offer the compromise plan would cost the government more than the present law He estimated Trim to PHICC 5 Column 3j j COUNCIL MEETS AT SIOUX CITY Discusses Action to Take on Grand Jury Proposal for Ouster SIOUX CITY April 17 Members of the city council were closeted in secret conference at the city hall today ostensibly to discuss yesterdays report by the grand jury which investigated graft charges and to consider possible action on the jurys recommendation for re moval from office of Henry C Kuhlmann commissioner of public safety Newspapermen were barred from the meeting which was attended by Mayor W D Hayes and Councilmen D A Murphy Charles Small and Kuhlmann Questioned Informally Questioned informally before the meeting councilmen expressed the opinion that the city council should delay any action until it was learned just what court action might be taken to carry out the grand jurys recommendation In case removal proceedings are instituted in district court against Kuhlmann it will be up to the dis cretion of the court to determine whether or not the public safety head shall remain in office pending outcome of the action In case of re moval it is believed that the council would select a successor No Action Started No action removal pro ceedings has yet been taken in dis trict court neither Judge F H Rice or County Attorney Max Duck worth has decided on the next step The jurys report was filed late yesterday after more than a weeks investigation into alleged graft and vice conditions in Sioux City The investigation followed charges by Verne Marshall Cedar Rapids edi tor at a hearing of the legislative committee investigating the Iowa liquor control commission Kuhlmann asserted he would re sist to the utmost any proceedings against him The report of the grand jury so far as it relates to me and my conduct as an official was a complete surprise said the commissioner Criticized by Jury As suggested by the grand jury report I cannot enforce a law single Turn to rase s Column ei AMOUNT IS LESS THAN PROPOSED BYGOVHERRING House Group to Suggest Each for Next Two Years DES MOINES April 17 propriation of 512951 249 for each year of the 193637 biennium is pro posed in the biennial budget bill drafted today by the house appro priations committee The total provided is less than that recommended by the state comptroller and governor but 1087564 greater than the amount allowed by the last general as sembly for each year of the current biennium Gov Clyde L Herring and State iomptroller C B Murtagh had rec ommended a total of 512997580 whereas the appropriation of the fortyfifth general asembly was 11863685 For General Expenses Included in the allowance pro posed by the house committee would be for general expenses of the state government for board of control institutions and for state board of ed ucation institutions The proposed appropriation for general state expense is less than the amount recommended by the comptroller and governor on the basis of askings of the various de partments but represented an in crease of over the allow ance for the same departments two years ago Approved by Committee Thevamount approvedbythfjr for Institutio orthe boara T control includingthe state peniteni tiary reformatory and other insti tutions is less than the gov ernors and comptrollers recom mendations but more than the last assembly granted the in stitutions The committee proposal cut 495 from the recommendations of he governor and comptroller for oard of education institutions but the amount represented an increase of over that allowed for each year of the present biennium The house committee proposed to allow for the State Uni versity of Iowa for the state university hospital or Iowa State college and or Iowa State Teachers college at tedar Falls Same for Colleges The recommendations for the uni versity and for Iowa State college were the same as the annual Turn to Pane B Column 1 Braves Flames to Rescue 2 Children DES MOINES April 17 vtrs D J DeGroote of Des Moines oday was recovering from minor burns suffered when fire broke out n her home and she braved the lames to rescue her two children and sisterinlaw Mrs B F Saun ders MAP OF EUROPE This excellent map la the latest work of expert cartographers and s in effect a condensed atlas of Surope the best available for quick purposes In the schools t is an aid in the study of geog aphy and in preparation for exam nations Businessmen find its com mercial and economic data valuable n their affairs And everybody who eads the newspapers to keep in ormed of European developments needs a copy as a help to better nderstanding of the cable dis aatches There is no similar map to be ob tained and this one is available nly through our Washington In ormation bureau The price is only 0 cents to cover cost and hand ing Use coupon The Mason City GIobeGazetta Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose herewith 30 cents in coin carefully wrapped for the Map of Europe Nama Street City State Mail to Washington D C ;