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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 19, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKfS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION vouxu ITVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 19 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONB NO 162 Spenders of Billions Ickes Acid Tongued Liberal Veteran Oppositionist EDITORS Is first in a series of lour articles sketching the personalities of four men who will have charge of spendingthe 5000000000 appropriated for federal work relief By WILLIAM S WHITE WASHINGTON April 19 The square faced man of many ti tles Harold L Ickes assigned to still more work in helping to run the workrelief ma chinery will break a lance with any man ranytime and any where The great op positionist of the past he is as well the great anti thesis to the backslapper in politics Hes been fighting all his life usually in causes so hope less they seemed almost Quixotic and it has be come a pleasant habit something rold L Ickct like his great hobby all growing dahlias Ickes is known as an acid tongued liberal At 61 he has been a cam paigner for three parties and a regular in noneand onceit was uncharitably said that he bad rather be disagreeable than pleasant even if it made no difference anyhow But despite this his uncompromising worship at the one great shrine of his brought pub lic bouquets from men who agree with him On little else in all the world This quality and his great loyalty as regarded by many as his chief attribute for his new job Plainest Cabinet Member By odds the plainestmanin the cabinet in his shirt sleeves Sares nothing Iorf society and bandies aboutthe sharpest phrases of any mani In Washington official life Hissense of humor a matter of open pride withhim is so irrepressible that he dares to joke publicly not only with himself but sometimes with his chief Presi dent Roosevelt For example on One occasion He said grinningly of Mr Roosevelt The president pulled a fast one and they the reporters all fell for it He was trying to alibi for him self And at another time he spoke this way to a group of businessmen I dont believe in universal college education You wouldnt want to make everybody Ph to satisfy the demands made on our college faculties by the brain trust Would Change Party Lines Cheerfully he expounds what to some administration associates is the ultimate hed like to see a liberalconservative party division rather than the historic democraticrepublican division Re publicans and democrats look alike to him and he detests the giving of patronage favorsfrom time to time so stating in no uncertain terms He gets a curious pride from his choice collection of enemies and he loves the underdog In appearance he is square rug ged and firm of jaw The light of battle in his grayish eyes rarely is absent With calJers he smokes cig arettes furiously but alone forgets them of tea as he does his lunch He has had as many as eight jobs in the administration the big three being secretary of the interior oil ad ministrator and public works direc tor His sardonic jests are many and famous as for instancewhen in a tone of mock sweetness he an nounced I understand the chief charge against me is impoliteness If that is the most serious may God bless them SOCIAL SECURITY BILL APPROVED NRA Scored in Brookings Institution Report Missing Man Returns FORT DODGE April 19 Offering no explanation for his ab senceCecil Perkins automobile salesman missing sinceSunday re turned to his home here TheWeatheT FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday rising tem perature in west portion Friday night and in west and central sections Saturday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy Friday night and Saturday possibly showers in west portion rising tempera ture in west portion Friday night and in west and south Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 54 hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 52 Minimum in Night 33 At 8 A M Friday 39 FURTHER DOUBT CAST ON FATE OF RECOVERY LAW Survey Says Blue Eagle Retarded Recovery Substantially WASHINGTON April 19 Critics seeking to abolish or dras tically change NRA found new am munition today in a report by a group of Brookings institution in vestigators who declared that the blue eagle has substantially re tarded recovery Coming so soon after Hugh S Johnson had urged congress to scrub our infant vigorously but dont throw the baby down the drain pipe with the dirty water the report served to emphasize anew the conflict about NRA Johnsons energetic defense of NRA and the Brookings report find ing that the blue eagle wage plan was a mistake cast additional doubt in the opinion of many ob servers on the fate of the recovery law which is to be determined by this congress Not Officially Released The Brookings institution report bas not been released officially but copies of major portions of it have found their way to capitol hill The signers of the report as listed by theWashington post include Leon C Marshall a member of theblue board itself Others S Lyon econo mist and school of commerce andfinance of Wash ington university and former as sistant NRA administrator Lewis L Lorwin recently appointed to the staff of the international labor of ficeat Geneva Charles L Dearing who has served NRA as a motor code administrator Charles Ter porgh former professor of econom ics at Antioch and now on the staff of the federal reserve board and Paul T Homan former Cornell economist Even after the codes had raised wages the report found the gain as averaged out for all employes was about the same aa the increase in the cost of living attributable to the program Creditable Additions The report hit trade practice pro visions and declared NRA had great ly increased the power of industrial groups It found kinder words however for NRAs efforts to fa cilitate competition These it said are its most creditable additions to the economic structure It is our view the document said that the NRA has had the effect of restricting production be low the levels it would otherwise have attained The rise of prices it said pre vented the increase in the total real purchasingpower of labor expected to accrue from wage raising Some Lose Ground groups of workers had their incomes raised more than liv Tiirn to Page 2 Column 3 LOUISIANA WILL TAKE OVER PWA Huey Orders Legislature to Throw Down Gauntlet to U S Government BATON ROUGE La April 19 Louisian legislature today at Senator Huey P Longs orders threw down the gauntlet to the federal government in the sen ators PJYA fund control fight by finally enacting legislation to place expenditure of federal work funds under state supervision The general assemblys indorse ment of Longs insistence that Louisianas cities and parishes shall be responsible to the state for projects on which PWA funds are spent was written when the senate passsd house legislation carrying into effect the senators wishes The vote was 29 to 10 Since Secretary ofthe Interior Harold L Ickes recently declared that if the legislation was passed Louisiana PWA grants would be stopped the action of the lawmak ers amounted to a crossing of the Rubicon for Long in his wrangle with Washington over who will handle Louisianas share of work funds from the 54800000000 relief act WILLIAM DE BOB Goes to Death Shouting Cold Blooded Murder De Boe Hanged After Angry Denial From WomanAccuser By DELLARD STOKES SMITHLAND Ky April 19 UP De Boe went to bis death on the scaffold today after shout ing cold blooded murder at the woman who accused him of raping her Oneoutburst charging she would have taken money to have dropped her accusation brought an angry denial from her He was the first white man to be hanged in Kentucky for a genera tion Nine times heshook his manacled hands at Mrs Marjorie Johnson wife of a storekeeper Accuser Remains Calm Why dont you speak De Boe shouted at her Are you willing to stand there say nothing and see me die You should be here in my place The 32 year old wife of a store keeper remained calm until De Boe in a final outburst cried out to the 1500 spectators About 50 were in side of the 8 foot fence on the court iouse yard of this little western Kentucky town The others pressed closely around points of vantage and peered over the inclosure at tbe 9 foot gallows If I had I wouldnt be on this scaffold She would iave taken it if you had offered me 000 the woman replied in a shrill strident voice Woiniui Denies Charge Oh yes Youd have taken the money and let me go Again came her loud denial De Boe 23 year old Paducah 5y youth convicted of attacking woman while he and a compan ion were robbing her husbands store spoke for 45 minutes before ie calmly went to his death He hurled charges at Alvin Lisanby commonwealths attorney terming him a party to a terrible miscar riage of justice He also shouted angrily at Ran dall Johnson the womans hus jand then he quieted down The trap was sprung at and he was pronounced dead 11 minutes later Kentucky provides hanging in the county where the crime was com mitted in criminal cases and the electric chair for other capital of fenses Jail Too Small The Livingston county jail is too small for a gallows and part of the courthouse square was fenced in From higher ground and other joints of vantage the spectators jeered over the enclosure About 500 persons had gathered here last night to be ready at sunup for the execution Hangings are infrequent in the state Ezra Davenport of Okeman Okla convicted with De Boe is serving a jenitentiary sentence of 20 years lor aiding in the attack and 27 years for robbery De Boe was indicted for another robbery and attack in Kentucky and was charged with an attack in Tennessee He and Davenport were captured at Dyersburg Tenn and were spirited away from anangry mob by Tennessee officers who wrapped sheets around the pair and hauled them to Memphis concealed n an automobile Death Sentence Affirmed The Kentucky court of appeals af irmed the De Boe death sentence and five weeks ago denied his peti ion for a rehearing The denial mtomatically set the execution date or today Gov Ruby Laffoon refused to in tercede in the case De Boes father W T De Boe had circulated peti tions for a commutation of sen tence and the condemned mans sis ter Margaret carried an appeal personally to the governor His mother is dead Last night De Boe said he had made his peace with the Almighty and was resigned to his fate Theater Damaged by Fire to Be Rebuilt ANAMOSA April 19 CSVThe Niles theater here damaged by fire Saturday will be rebuilt immediate ly it was announced today Loss was estimated at BEER UP AGAIN IN IOWA HOUSE Motion to Give Precedence to Appropriations Bill Turned Down DES MOINES April 19 fusing to give precedence to its ap propriations bill the Iowa house to day bill pending amendments were adoptedand three rejected Representative Leroy Mercer D of Johnson chairman of the house appropriations committee requested the beer bill be laid aside and the house start work on its biennial budget measure He pointed out ad journment of the session will be im possible until an appropriation law is enacted When informed the sen ate had begun work on its budget bill the house voted 66 to 31 to con tinue on beer Senate Bill Dropped No effort was made today to re new the attempt begun yesterday to recall the senate beer bill Led by Representative A HBonnstetter D of Kossutb a block of house members had sought to reinstate the senate bill with the assertion that unless this is done a deadlock will ensue over the house beer measure and no regulatory legislation will be enacted into the present law Among the amendments written by the house into its bill today was one to make the restriction keeping beer parlors 300 feet from churches and schools applicable only in resi dence districts Another by Repre sentative Oscar Johnson D of Hancock to require rest rooms in all beer establishments was also adopt ed Another amendment makes op tional with city councils and boards of supervisors whether they will issue class B beer permits to clubs Similar provisions have already been inserted to apply to other retailers in earlier amendments Defeat Mercer Plan The house defeated 73 to 14 a pro posal by Mercer to change the pro vision confining beer taverns to bus iness districts to exempt those places already established in resi dence districts under permission of local zoning commissions Representative W A Yager R of Dickinson offered amendment which virtually would havb substi tuted an earlier beer bill by him which the house liquor control com mittee had reported for indefinite postponement The proposal which ivould have restricted beer sales to single rooms in which no other pro ducts could be sold or tables for dancing permitted was voted down 54 to 43 Report Radeff to Be Chosen New Head of Bulgarian Cabinet ACTION SLOW AS SENATE WORKS ON BUDGET BILL Assault on State Help for Agriculture Far Short of Goal DBS MOINES April 13 Ai assault on state agricultural aid ap propriations fell far short of its goal as the state senate worked to day on its biennial budget bill Senate economy ax wielders failed to obtain approval of amend ments which would have cut a tota of from agricultural depart ment allowances provided in tlie a year state expenditure proposed by the senates committee on appropriations Amendments adopted pared 985 from the proposed by the committee for the departmem and agricultural aid while the sen ate voted down a proposed addition of Votes One Sided One sided votes struck down amendments supported by Senator L T Shangle D of Oskaloosa and others which would have eliminated 5000 a year state aid to the Iowa Beef Producers association to the Corn and Small Grain Growers association to the Dairy association and to the Iowa Horse Breeders association Senator Shangle also sought un successfully to eliminate the soclations and countyachievement shows and ah amendment by Sen ator Carolyn Pendray D of Ma quoketato pare this to also lost before the senate adopted a proposal by Senator Leo Elthon R of Fertile to cut it to An amendment by Senator Shan gle to reduce the state aid for the Iowa Horticultural society from to lost by 19 to 29 count Going to One Man Vigorously urging adoption of his first amendment that to eliminate the state aid to the Iowa Beef Producers association Senator Shangle asserted that of the was going to one man this including for traveling expenses at 5 cents a mile which would take him twice around the world If anyone can tell me of 5 cents of general good the people of Iowa get out of this appropriation ex cept the man who gets the money Ill withdraw ray amendment Shangle offered Senator George Hopkins R of Guthrie Center volunteered that several thousand Iowa beef pro ducers think they arc getting good out of it and Senator Fred Nel son Rj of Nevada that the appro priation is benefiting an important Iowa industry Voting Away Money Supported by Senator E I Mason of Brooklyn Shangle contended that the only way to cut taxes is to stop spending Cuts effected in the departments appropriations came through adop iion of amendments by Senator El thon reducing the offices salary support and maintenance fund from to The senate at the same time re fused to cut the salary of the sec retary of agriculture from 55000 to 54500 the amendment losing by a 23 to 23 vote Poor Weather Guesses Senator Nelsons suggestion that the weather and crops bureau be granted more a year for an additional clerk was rejected Op posing it Senator Mason suggested hat the weather bureau head was Turn to Fnge 2 Colomn 4 Wins Buttermakers Contest HUMBOLDT April 19 Showing a sample of butter which scored Orval Bonstead of Graettinger won first place in the buttermakers contest at the North west Iowa Buttermakers meeting here SOFIA Bulgaria April 19 lumors circulated today that Gen Todod Radeff minister of education n the cabinet of Premier Petko Zlateff would be called by King Boris today to succeed his former chief as head of Bulgarias govern ment The king conferred with political leaders until late last night trying to form the basis for a cabinet to re place the one which resigned yes terday after the government seized several opposition leaders and hur ried them off to internment on St Anastasia island in the Black sea Sale of Warrants to Beh Upheld by Investigators Interim Asked to Probe Gas Tax Refunds DBS MOINES April 19 sale of of state sinking fund warants by State Treasurer Leo J Wegman to the Carleton D Beh company of Des Moines was regular and according to the Iowa law the legislative warrant investi gating committee reported today In a formal report filed in both houses of the legislature the com mittee reviewed its findings during the inquiry approved the sinking fund warrant sale and reported fur ther that it found no irregularities in the issuance and sale of warrants from Jan 1 1925 up to date either by the treasurer of state the board of education orany other depart ment Ask Interim Appointment A recommendation that an in terim appointment and an appro priation for the investigation of gasoline tax refunds was included in the report The committee was appointed un der a legislative resolution to in vestigate the sale of the sinking fund warrants to Beh all warrants issued by the state treasurers of fice since Jan 1 1925 and gasoline tax refunds The committee declared the is suance of the anticipatory warrants to Beh was discussed and approved by all members of the state ex ecutive council at a meeting in the fall of 1934 Three members of the Secretary of Agriculture and Stats AuditorCharles W Storms voted several weeks later to issue the warrants the report declared Cash Paid The total cash paid for said war rants by the Carleton D Beh com pany being and some odd dollars the committee asserted The committee further finds that said warrants were not of fered at public sale nor were they advertised nor did the public bid for said warrants the report de clared The committee further finds that there is no provision in the code which requires said warrants to be advertised offered to the public or sold at public auction The committee declared that the offer of the Carleton D Beh com pany was conditional upon all or none and thus enabled the treasurer to dispose of the entire issue at once No Other Purchasers Your committee furthor finds from the evidence that there were no other purchasers or prospective purchasers in the state of Iowa who would have been willing to take the entire issueat a lesser rate of in terest than 5 per cent or at any rate of interest The evidence did disclose that one prospective purchaser would have taken the warrants at a some what lesser rate of interest after making his own investigation and lis purchase being conditional upon his approval of the issue Your committee further finds that the treasurer of state and the executive council upon an opinion rendered by the attorney genera of Iowa had no authority under the code to advertise the sale of these warrants or to sell them in any other manner than it did Requires Detailed Work The committee declared that to make a complete and thorough in vestigation of gasoline tax refunds will be monumental and require a arge amount of detailed work necessitating the assistance of an auditor or auditors and at least one or more clerks and assistants and that it will be impossible to proceed with this work at this time ind have a report ready prior to the close of this session It is therefore the belief of committee that if the assembly wishes this work to be done an in terim committee be appointed to carry on this work and a suitable appropriation be made therefor The committee listed 16 witness es who were subpoenaed and testi ied during the 14 days of hearings which ended March 14 Billy in Training After the successful removal of a rare tumor from his heart BUlyjNevUle10 year old Omaha boyi decided he had better get to workto losten ergy A workout with the fam ily rake resulted Associated Press Acquitted of Part in Robbery of Bank KEARNEY Nebr April 19 Woolworth 31 was ac quitted today by a Buffalo county istrict court jury of businessmen and farmers of a charge of par icipating in the robbery of he Fort Kearney State bank here ast Oct 3 EUROPE AWAITS HITLERS REPLY Germany Warned by Britain Italy Not to Refortify Rhineland Zone By MELVIN K WHITELEATHEK Copyright 1035 by The Associated 1ress BERLIN April by Great Britain and Italy that they will oppose any move to refortify the demilitarized Rhineland zone Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler delib erated today on what stand he would take in face of international reproof for Germanys treaty repu diations The ambassadors of the great European powers planned to stay close to Berlin during the Easter weekend awaiting what one envoy described as a colored Easter egg containing a serpent Considerable surprise is felt in diplomatic circles that der Fuehrer bas not acted before this time at least for the purposes of counter acting at home the bad taste left by the Geneva resolution Statement Expected Hitlers arrival at Munich to con fer with his advisers led many to believe a statement may be forth coming tomorrow his fortysixth Dirthday The British and Italian warning that they would insist on preserva tion of the status quo in the de militarized Rhineland was presented to the reich foreign office by the ambassadors of the two powers Theyalso gave Wilhelmstrasse of ficials assurance that their govern ments intended to fulfill completely their obligations under the Locarno treaty by which tbe FrancoGerman frontier is guaranteed against vio lation by either nation Implications Analyzed As officials analyzed the implica tions of the Geneva vote it appear ed that GermanPolish friendship had suffered no marked strain be cause of the support Joseph M Beck Polands foreign minister gave to the tripower resolution Berlin and Warsaw gave identical explanations of the significance of the Geneva action plainly indicating that the two governments still are working in close collaboration Wilhelmstrasse sources now ex press the opinion that after all the Geneva vote changed nothing as it was a mere formality The Polish foreign office ex plained that Beck voted for France as a formality ALL OPPOSITION SWEPT ASIDE BY DEMOS IN HOUSE G 0 P Move to Return Measure to Committee Loses 146258 WASHINGTON April 19 The administrations social security to promote what President Roosevelt has termed the more abundant passed today by the house and sent to the senate As long as they could republicans sought to eliminate special taxes from the bill but their efforts were unavailing in face of the smoothly working democratic machine In two days of consideration 42 amendments were one of those which lacked the support of the administration was adopted and the two written in were of a minor G 6 P Motion Rejected The vote against a republican mo tion to return the measure to com by Representative Treadway of 146 to 258 The bill eventually will levy taxes of annually for old age annuities and Insurance It rejected 128 to 65 an amend ment by Representative Reed R N Y to strike out the annuity taxes which actuaries estimate will bring in by 1950 With barely a pause the demo crats then shouted down an amend ment by Representative Wads worth RN Y to eliminate the unemployment insurance taxes cal culated to bring in by plnnjwi into aetwte on the bill Hurry L administrator announced that the federal government had assumed control of spending relief funds in Georgia This move brought to a head the wordy war between Hopkins and Georgias governor Eugene Tal madge who yesterday called Presi dent Roosevelt a radical The relief administrator has threatened to withhold federal funds from other states that do not contribute what is considered a full share The senate continued debate on he Bankhead farm tenant measure This would create a billion dollar corporation to buy farms for tenant farmers and give them 60 years to acquire ownership Dickinson Raps Bill Attacking the bill Senator Dick inson RIowa told the senate it should be entitled a bill for the re ief of farmers who have been put on the relief rolls by the AAA Dickinson said the government told farmers on the one hand they could not raise any more cotton and must get off their farms and on to relief rolls On the other hand he said the government was offering to buy land seed and equipment to put farmers into the growing of cot ton A senate banking subcommittee started what were expected to be extended hearings on the omnibus banking bill hearing Leo T Crow ley chairman of the federal deposit insurance corporation as its first witness He advocated indefinite ex tension of the temporary law Insur ing deposits up to GET AFTER STAINS Stains on clothing and household textiles should be treated promptly and the utmost care taken to use the right treatment according to the government experts who pre pared the booklet on Stain Remov al It is primarily essential to know the nature of the stain and the kind of fabric upon which it oc curs and it is to be remembered that the wrong method of treat ment may set the stain or damage the fabric irreparably A copy of this booklet will be sent to any ad dress by our Washington informa tion bureau upon receipt of four cents to cover handling and post age Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic 3 Haskin director Washington D C I enclose 4 cents in coin Carefully wrapped for the booklet on Kemoval of Stains Name Street City Slats Mail to Washington D CT ;