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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 18, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI KIVECENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 181935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 161 Row Tarns Out Dud Squabble of McCarl and Swanson Is Ironed Out By HERBERT MTJMMER ASHINGTON April 18 The squabble be tween Secretarj Swanson of thi navy and Comp troller Genera McCarl which promised fire works for a while apparently has turned out to be a dud When Presi dent Roosevell sided with his val secretary in the controversy over whether ex penses incurred by naval officers in bringing their families back home from abroad upon retirement a showdown between the adminis tration and the No 1 keeper of the nations purse seemed inevitable McCarl had ruled such payments couldnt be made legally The comptroller general one time secretary to Senator Norris of Nebraska and himself a republican has been defied by high ranking of ficials before but in the end man aged to win out With the white house aligned against him in the Swanson incident however it was a different story Or so it seemed at the time Hearings It is rather generally agreed now that had the controversy been taken to the floor of congress the comp troller general would have won eas ily That view was borne out by the secretarys own attitude when he ap peared before a committee of the house to urge a change in the law He not only denied that he was attacking the general accounting of fice but went at length to explain that as a member of the senate he voted to set it up and had nothing but the highest respect for both McCarl and his institution As a matter of fact it was Mc which the committee to urge that the law be clarified To Attach Rider This is to be done A rider is to tie attached to the navys appropri ationjbill for the coming fiscal year authorizing the secretary to make such expenditures The wh o 1 e amount involved is 91 a few thou sand dollars From McCarls standpoint how ever an amicable settlement of the dispute probably will work to his benefit His 15 year term as comp troller general expires next year Under the existing law he cant be reappointed Theres a move on foot spon sored by Senator Vandenberg of Mi chigan to amend the law so as to make him eligible for another term An open break with the administra tion at the present might work to his disadvantage HURT IN TUMBLE OpF HAYLOFT Ricevilie Woman Critically Injured in Fall Into Cattle Yard RICEVILLE April 18Mrs Fred Lebpw Jr 48 was critically injured Wednesday evening when she fell from a hayloft toa cattle yard at her farm home By drag ging herself out on her elbows she was able to crawl out of the way of the cattleand escaped further in juries The accident happened about 6 oclock at the Lebow farm six miles southeast of Ricevilie When she was able to summon assistance she was rushed to a hospital at Charles City where she submitted to an operation It was learned that her sevenUi vertebra wascrushed and that her spinal cord was severely injured The lower part of her body is par alyzed Physicians stated her chances for recovery are poor HALT FLOYD COUNTY RELIEF AID House Defeats Townsend Plan 20656 kLIESlEHIND HOMESTEAD ACT VETO IS ARGUED BY IOWA HOUSE Teter Cunningham Lead in Move to Override Gov Herring DES MOINES April1 18 Working under a call requiring full membership the Iowa house today debated whether it will Sustain or override the governors veto of the homestead tax exemption bill Proponents of the measure led by Representative L D Teter R of Marion and Paul Cunningham R of Polk declared that no greater favor could be done the governor than to pass this bill over ais veto The Iowa senate in its morning session passed 13 claims bills and began consideration of a measure to clarify and revise the state old age pension law Argues to Sustain Arguing to sustain the veto Rep resentative Charles D Moore D of Benton described the measure as beautiful in theory but impracti cal in practice Under legislative rules 72 of the 108 house members must vote for Jie bill if the governors veto is to overriden A twothirds majority is required The veto was first con sidered jn the house because that is where the bill oiigtoatedi If the veto Fisher and Reilly Stage Open Combat NEW YORK April IS ward J Reilly ousted chief counsel for Bruno Richard Hauptmann anc C Lloyd Fisher who succeeded him came into open combat today following Reillys demand for a bar association investigation of defense funds held by Fisher Reilly asserting Fisher had failed to give accounting for defense funds over which he Is trustee was met with an angry attack by Fish er who declared from his Fleming ton N J office that Reilly is dis gruntled and disappointed because he was ousted almost three weeks ago by Hauptmann and his wife Fisher accused Reilly of trying to run the defense into debt and of seeking to pay personal obliga tions with money raised for the purpose of saving Hauptmann from the New Jersey electric chair for the slaying of the Lindbergh baby Refused to Fay Bills Fisher charged Reilly had ob tained Hauptmanns signature to a printing bill without the knowledge of the defense counsel Reilly is just a disgruntled and disappointed man asserted Fisher What really brought about this outburst is the fact that I had re fused to pay several of Reillys per sonal bills one of them for While the rest of us strove to get along with the least possible ex pense Reilly seemed to want to spend as much as possible I was able to procure the print ing of the record for a sum substan tially under that at which Reilly hadc6ntraoted sriththe New Jetr sey lawlprinterasmdpubteshfers But necessary enact it into Jaw Passed Both Houses The bill first passed the house March 21 by a vote of 91 to 14 Senate approval was given 39 to 9 m April 4 The governors veto fol owed a week later The exemption measure would imend the present state three point ax law to provide that after 3 per cent of its revenues had been set aside for administration and the next three million dollars used in each of the next two years for poor relief the balance shall be applied as a tax replacement on home steads The replacement shall not be in excess of the tax of of the assessed valuation of the home stead Property Tax Replacement Under the present three point tax aw revenues are disributed back as a general property tax replace ment Under the exemption bill a Jomestead is defined as not more han 40 acres in rural districts and mehalf acre in cities and towns For years Teter author of the lill said real estate has been bear ng an unjust portion of the state ACampbell of Trenton Reilly asked permission to withdraw form ally from the case In anotherletter to the bar asso ciation Reilly charged Fisher with having failed to give an accounting of funds raised by solicitation and contribution toward financing Hauptmanns appeal He has been unable as yet to ob tain a substantial payment on his fee for the case of and as serts that there is more than in the appeal fund Jeopardizing Chances Reilly according to one member of the defense counsel had con tracted with the New Jersey law printers and publishers for print ing of the record at 98 cents a page Fisher the attorney said was able to have the record printed at a sub stantial reduction by another con cern Charges made by Reilly that the present counsel is jeopardizing Hauptmanns chancesof successful appeal were met by Egbert Rose crans Blairstown N J attorney and member of the defense staff with the assertion We seem to be doing all right I was sorry to see Reilly withdrawn FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday except mostly cloudy in east portion Thursday night slightly warmer Friday Jn central and west sections MINNESOTA Generally fair Thursday night and Friday somewhat warmer Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 52 Minimum in Night 34 At 8 A M Thursday 42 uii UUjUui wiix K7UM1S A was ovLiy LU ace ax load The measure was designed I from the counsel because I feel that he could have served Hauptmann to good advantage My colleague Judge Frederick A Pope and I however as the only members of the counsel who have been admitted to the supreme court feel that we are quite capable of handling the case On Trial in Bremer Abduction Federal Agent J J Boss McLaughlin Edna Murray Among the dozen persons being tried in St Paul for the abduction of Edward G Bremer capitalist are J J Boss Mclaughlin center of Chicago and Edna Murray Kansas City kiss bandit pictured ar riving with a federal agent at the federal courts building in St Paul scene of the trial to lessen the home owners burden and encourage home ownership and induce the improvement of building trades and labor by new home con struction Challenging statements contained in the governors veto message ter declared that if his bill is uncon stitutional then the entire three point tax program must also be un constitutional Calls Governor Wrong The governor is wrong when he says that under the homestead ex emption law there would be no funds to operate the state for six months in 1935 Teter declared If the veto is overridden we are still in session and could write a bill in 30 minutes to withhold the operation of the homestead act until Jan 1 1936 or to obtain temporary revenue from other sources The governor had pointed out that the property levy for state taxesr had not been made for 1935 being replaced by part of the three point tax revenue program which would be taken away under the homestead bill Representative Cunningham de clared that the bill comes nearest to removing taxation from real estate of any measure that could now be drawn Suggests Chain Tax Cunningham suggested that to make up any deficit in state operat Xnrn io Fage 5 3 Chain Store Tax Put on Senate Calendar DES MOINES April 18 chain store tax bill passed Tuesday oy the Iowa house today was re ported out by the senate sifting committee and placed on the calen dar ASK EXEMPTION OF GASOLINE STATIONS FROM CHAIN LEVIES Iowa DaUy Press Bureau DES MOINES April empt gasoline stations from the chain store tax was the plea con tained in a flood of thousands of telegrams which descended upon members of the state senate Wed nesday The bill was messaged to the sen ate after passing the house with the filling station exemption stricken out Most of the telegrams came from filling station attendants in their home counties senators said One senator received nearly 200 from one city alone The attendants fear the tax either will curtail their bus iness through higher prices or will force large oil companies operating in Iowa out of the state altogether thus costing the attendants their jobs some of the telegrams said The chain store tax provides among other things for a gross re ceipts tax with the rate graduated upward as the gross income in creases The rate becomes 10 per cent on all the gross business in a chain over 510000000 a year It is said that this 10 per cent rate would seriously affect several large oil companies operating strings of sta tions in this state BILL IS HIGHER for Each Year of 193637 Agreed Upon by Committee DES MOINES April 18 budget bill to provide for each year of the 193637 bien nium was agreed upon today by the appropriations committee of the Iowa state senate The total represented an increase of over the appropria ion proposed by the house commit tee in the bill which it completed yesterday The appropriation proposed by ie senate committee also was 19516 greater than the amount rec ommended byGov Clyde L Herring and State Comptroller C B Mur agh for each year of theapproach g biennium Other Two Smaller The house committee proposed a total of while the gov ernor and comptroller recommend ed The the last gen eral assembly for each year of the current biennium was or belowthe amount recommended by the senate com mittee The major difference between the senate and house bill was in the appopfiation for board of education Tarn io page 5 Column 3 IllMERlSE Ransom Note Recipients on Stand in Trial of Ten for Kidnaping ST PAUL April 18 ents of ransom notes were ready to disclose the roles they played in the kidnaping of Edward G Bremer banker in January 1934 as the trial of Arthur Doc Barker and nine coedefendants was re sumed in federal court today Dr Henry T Nippert physician and close friend of the Bremer fam ily for many years received three notes in a bottle tossed through a window of his home after a voice on the telephone informed him to look downstairs and dont be afraid The physician has identified the handwriting of the kidnap victim on a large envelope containing notes addressed to Mrs Edward Bremer a second to Walter Magee contrac tor who delivered the ransom and the third to Dr Nippert ON THREE VOTES 2 Other Amendments to Social Security Bill Turned Down WASHINGTON April 18 UP Rallying strongly behind the ad ministrations social security bill the house today voted down a num ber of proposals to liberalize its provisions including the Townsenc old age pension plan This was rejected 206 to 56 Then the Greenway amendmenl to increase from to a month the federal contribution to old age pensions was turned down 165 to 87 Next the Luudeen bill to grant minimum federal pensions of a week plus for each dependent to all unemployed or helpless was defeated 204 to 52 20 Minutes of Debate Only 20 minutes of debate pre ceded the ballot Included was an exchange between Representative McGroarty D who intro duced the Townsend bill and Repre sentative OConnor D N Y Democratic leaders predicted their bill would go to the senate without substantial change Administrative tasks connected with the work pro continued downtown to re ceive careful study by Presiden Trampling by Horse Fatal to Farmer 70 BURLINGTON April 18 John McAllister of Winfield 70 year old farmer who suffered a fractured skull when trampled by a horse at his home April 4 died this morning in Mercy hospital here Thornton Boy Found at Austin Hopped Freight THORNTON April 18 Robert Meservey Mrs Ed Maranev of Peterson 11 son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Peterson was back in his home today somewhat bewildered by the strange turn of events which resulted yesterday after he climbed on a freight train Last night near ly everyone in Thornton joined in a search for the lad who was found at Austin I dont know why was the nearest explanation Robert who is known as Buddy could give for climbing into the boxcar of the train He had to cross the tracks on returning from school and apparent ly could not resist the temptation offered by the train which was then standing there General Search Started When the boy failed to return home his parents sent out calls and at about 6 oclock a general search was started The bed of the creek was dragged At one point this is about 9 feet deep and it was known some boys had been fishing there Roberts friends could give no ex planation of his disappearance however Buildings in the business district and then in the residential district were searched Line calls were sent out over the telephone systems at Thornton and Swaledale who heard the line call reported that she saw a boy an swering the description of Robert standing in a boxcar as it went through Swaledale According to the story that he told today Robert was nonplussed when he saw himself going to Ma son City on the Great Western line When he reached Mason City he did not want to cause any trouble so decided he would get a return freight to Thornton Went to Austin Hegot in another car but it took him to Austin Meanwhile following the call given by Mrs Maraney of ficers at Mason City had been noti fied and a search was made of the railroad stations It was concluded that he had gone to Austin In Austin the boy told a man that he wanted to go home Com munication by officers led to the fact the boys home was in Thorn ton He was returned to his home about 1 oclock Thursday morning Robert was too tired to go to school His father is foreman on the emer gency relief project on the new school I head biil creating1 a billiondol lar agency to help tenants and sharecroppers buy their own farms Other developments Ease Debt Burden The FrazierLemke farm mort gage refinancing bill a 000 plan for easing debt burdens was approved by the house agricul ture committee despite the opposi tion of administration leaders The same committee also ap proved the Jones bill to establish what would amount to a federal re serve banking system for agricul ture President Roosevelt conferred with some members of the senate nunitions committee which is seek ing to obtain the records of J P Morgan and company as fiscal agents for Great Britain during the World war One of Fraroers Thomas G Corcoran RFC attor ney and one of the framers of the RayburnWheeler bill to regulate electric utility holding companies told the senate interstate commerce committee the legislation was need ed to break up a concentration of control built up in an unhealthy manner through pyramiding and issuance of nonvoting stock The United States sent a note to the Japanese government reiterat ing its protest against the Mancou kuan oil monopoly as a violation of existing treaty provisions and as conflicting with the open door policy in the far east F R to Receive Byrd President Roosevelt arranged to receive Rear Admiral Richard Byrd south pole explorer upon his return here on May 10 from his latest ex pedition to the antarctic Senator Norris RNeb told the senate postoffice committee there were more senators and representa tives in political cemeteries today with tombstones saying they died of too much patronage than for any other cause Senator Borah RIda intro duced a bill to prohibit any new public or private loans to foreign governments except those on the American continent asserting any money loaned to Europe is in aid of war Gen Johnson Would Carry on With NRA WASHINGTON April 18 Plainspoken as usual Hugh S John son told the senate finance commit tee today the mistakes of NRA were due to his administration and that to abandon it would be like burning down your house to get rid of a few rats in the attic He freely admitted mistakes and errors in NRA but as faults of ad ministration and not of the law The blue eagle was set up he said to stop the trend of concentration of industrial power which was wiping out the small man Opposes Hilling It No more explosive act of des truction could be committed than to kill it now and go back to the utter futility of the system we had here before 1933 Johnson testified The hard hitting former cavalry officer warned that it was afal lacy to contend the old capitalistic system is on its way out in the very near future His was the final testimony in the senates investigation into the op erations of NRA prior to thedraft ing of new legislation 88 Page Statement He presented the committee an 88 page statement of his views on NRA its future together with elab orate charts to bear out his conten tions Most of his statement was writ ten in a factural dispassionate vein but occasionally he lapsed into the vernacular and picturesque lang uage which made him famous as the crackdown head of the blue eagle organization i The huge crowd assembled to hear Johnson forced the finance committee to use the largest as sembly room inthe senate office caucus room Developments to dustry following the war Johnsoi said tMeydisclosed a slow andim placable disintegration of the profit system and especially of unregu lated and uncontrolled operation thereof as a reliable plan for keep ing our people employed When the structure smashed in 1919 he added it was not a r Turn to Page S Column 4 GERMANY SENDS NOTE TO BRITAIN Contents of Hitler Letter Described as Sizzler Not Revealed BERLINApril 18 British embassy spokesman revealed today hat Reichsfuhrer Hitler had sent ireat Britain a diplomatic note which he described as a sizzler although he declined to divulge the notes exact contents He said the note clothed in the itrongest possible language was re ayed to Sir Eric Phipps the British ambassador from Hitler through ionstantin von Neuratb the Ger man foreign minister yesterday The central argument expressed li the note was said to be that yes erdays action by the league of na tions council positively means the nd of any talk of Germany return ing to the league Bitterly Resents Action It is known that Hitler bitterly esenta Great Britains action in siding with France and Italy Ger man circles saying he was led to iclieve that Great Britain would tick to her role of honest broker These sources said Hitler felt itrongly that Great Britain did not ilay the game in ranging herself on he side of France and Italy follow ng the conversations here between himself and the British statesmen ir John Simon foreign secretary and Capt Anthony Eden lord privy eal In foreign office quarters resent ul remarks were made to the el ect that Sir John merely drew the Jermans out and got them to lay heir cards on the table then used his knowledge against Germany in Geneva Stung to Quick Nazi leaders forecast that Hitler tung to the quick by the councils ction might adopt any or all of these courses 1 Refuse to enier any peace pact iroposed so far 2 Withdraw his offer to join in he western European defensive air iact 3 Flatly refuse to return to the eague of nations It was admitted however that he reichswehr fearing a chain of ntiGerman military alliances con eivably might influence der fuchr r to continue negotiations to keep from total isolation FEDERAL STATE FUNDS SHUT OFF FOR VIOLATIONS Mulock Says Rules and Regulations Have Not Been Observed DBS MOINES April IS E H Mulock Iowa relief adminis trator suspended federal and state relief fund for Floyd county today because rules and regulations have not been properly observed in the past The action followed investigation of relief administration in Floyd county by Lloyd P Todd special re lief administration investigator and others Mulock said The suspension is effective tonight and provides that no further obliga tions may be incurred against fed oral or state funds It further provides that until proper assurance can be given that funds will be disbursed in accord ance with federal and state regula tions it will be impossible to pro vide such funds Mulock said the county adminis tration will continue until accounts and records can be properly closed and that representatives of the state administration will remain in the county until the records have been completely examined Members of the county relief com mittee are Administrator Elmer J Waller R F Dunkelberg of Bock ford Walter H Barthell of Charles City W E Taylor of Charles City and D M Kerlin of Rudd Entirely Up to County Withdrawal of state relief places the problem of caring for the needy entirely upon the county super the two months based on federal were in March and in April Estimated cases were 420 for March and 340 for April The peak of relief expenditures in the county was reached in January when federal aid totaled and the county paid a total of Transfer Approved DBS MOINES April 18 State Comptroller C B Murtagh oday approved the following trans fers for Floyd county Emergency fund to bond fund 12000 emergency fund to poor und county insane fund to poor fund 3 German Tourists Killed in Avalanche SAAS FEE VALAIS Switzer and April 18 German nurists were killed today in an avalanche which swept down from Mittaghorn mountain upon a group if 15 mountain climbers The other 2 were injured by the mass of now and rocks but were rescued 40 Suits Stolen by Stanhope Burglars STANHOPE April 18 mens suits worth were stolen early today from the Henry Jacob on Clothingstore here by burglars who broke the front door glass A rucker said he saw the burglars eave the store in an auto and head north The loss was covered by in surance Tried and Tested Recipes Here is a collection of tested rec 300 of as ound in no other book on cookery Most of them are original and all of them can be used successfully if directions are followed In addition o the recipes the booklet contains ables of oven temperatures cook ng time and measurements a glossary of cooking terms market ng suggestions and general rules or laying a table and serving It is an amazing value for the IS cents that will bring a copy post paid to any address in U S Usa oupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose 15 cents in coin care fully wrapped for Everybodys Cook Book Name Street City State Mail to Washington D CJ ;