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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 21, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS USASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 168 Plan Income Tax Boosts Treasury Has Draft All Ready for Use After Election ESCUE CREWS STILL HOPEFUL By CHARLES P STEWART The treasury depart ments office of research and sta tistics has on hand the draft of a plan to broad en the income tax as fis cal experts ex press it It is not a bill ready to be intro duced in con gress It is how ever the raw material for one I happen to have seen it It will not get out of the treasury departments statistical office ahead of election day That is a certainty Neverthe less it hints at what the statistical folk have simmering in the back of their heads with a view to thenext congressional session election if their side wins it The tentative scheme is to reduce the unmarried mans income tax exemption to and the married mans exemption to Heavv on Bachelor That is to say the bachelor will be taxed on everything he makes above the benedict on everj thing above A great many additional details are involved scarcely anything is more compU cated than income taxation out that is the nub of the program I offer this information as a bit of news and 1 think exclusive news rather than as a columnists Sections Tt seems to me it should be interesting to a sizable propor tion of the citizenry There is no question that a tax on all families above the mark not to mention the bach Sors would bring a lot of money into Uncle Sams treasury Mostly Below A treasury statistical wizard es timated to me that approximately 87 per cent of the countrys incomes are below Obviously if all these small fr are to be caught from SoOO or and the gross yie d will be enormous It will come in in nickels dimes simoleons and an occasional V or Sawbuck but it will be a handsome total It isnt a soak the rich concept an income tax seems to be fair it appears to put the load upon the shoulders which are beat able to carry it Doesnt Work Out Unluckily it doesnt work out that wav in practice As I previously have related I paid my income tax in the same year that J P Morgan did not pay this country he did in Eng land to one respect however income taxation has undeniable merit Of all levies it is the most evident and offensive those who are taxed know it are resentful and ask how their money is being wasted Governmental authority conse quently is afraid of it Wait for Election It is a last resource but a desper ately pressed government sees no hope except to resort to it It will not resort to it until after elecion however I talked the other clay with a very big man in the meat packing industry he said is pretty good but how do we dare to ex pand with the possibility of a whole change in the social system con fronting us Maybe change will benefit the future but what about our stock holders now SAY Ml OF PRESS ABRIDGED Charge Prime Topic Among Members of Newspaper Group NEW YORK charge that freedom of the press was abridged in recent activities of two govern mental agencies was a prime topic Tuesday among several hundred members of the American News paper Publishers association open ing its annual convention The association which will con tinue its sessions through Friday planned to go into the subject thor oughly but scheduled a study of special problems of the small city newspapers Tuesday It was announced Monday night that the following were reelected directors of the Associated Press W H Cowles the Spokane SpokesmanReview E Lansing Ray the St Louis Globe Democrat Robert R McCormick the Chicago Tribune George B Longan the Kansas City Star and L K Nichol son the New Orleans Times Picay une Paroled Convict Confesses Titterton Slaying CRIME IS TRACED TO HIM THROUGH PIECE OF STRING Fiorenza 24 Arrested for AttackKilling of Authoress NEW YORK Fiorenza a paroled convi9t and upholsterers helper admitted the slaying of Mrs Nancy Evans Titterton Tuesday af ter police had traced the crime to him by a piece of cord found under the authors body Police Commissioner Lewis J Valentine announced the solution of the case on which 65 detectives had been working a few hours after the 24 year old Fiorenza wasarrested For 11 days Valentine said de tectives had traced the manufacture and sale of the sole clew through factories in Pennsylvania New Jersey and Kentucky Special Kind of Cord They learned it was a special kind used by upholsterers and finally discovered similar twine in the shop where Fiorenza worked He had been under surveillance Valentine explained since he and three other men reported discovery of the body on April 10 in the Tit terton apartment on Beekman Place Valentine said Fiorenza admitted assaulting the 34 year old author and then strangling her Valentine said the youth told him that on Thursday April 9 the day before the slaying he was sent to the Titterton apartment to receive instructions for repairing a divan Bound Her Hands At that time he saw Mrs Titter ton The next morning Valentine quoted him he returned to the apartment alone seized Mrs Titter I ton placed a gas in her mouth and I bound ner hands i After she was dead the story continued he placed the body in the I bathtub and cut the twine from her I hands Fiorenza returned to work and came back with Theodore Kruger of the upholstering firm to deliver the divan They found the door in the fourth floor apartment ajar and called two building superin tendents The four men found the body face down in the tub Fiorenza and the other three were among a dozen persons ques tioned immediately after police learned of the slaying Constantly Watched Valentine and Dist Atty William C Dodge who joined in announcing the solution of the crime said Fio renza had Been under constant sur veillance Fiorenza has a record of four ar ests police said and was sent to Elmira reformatory for grand lar ceny on one complaint In two other cases he was given suspended sentences and one complaint was dismissed All the previous arrests had been for burglary or grand larceny Fiorenza who is unmarried has been on parole under the terms of his suspended sentences Of Slim Build Of slim build he is about five feet six and a half inches weighs about 140 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes Mrs Bessie Caputo of Brooklyn his mother said he had attended school in Jersey City and that he recently has been out of work Lewis H Titterton a National Broadcasting company executive and husband of the slain woman has been in seclusion since the slaying He aided police in their in vestigation The police scientific laboratory played a large part in the inquiry with Dr Alexander Gcttler and his assistants analyzing the twine and other articles in the apartment for fingerprints and other clews First Step in Soil Conservation The above has been a typical scene in Cerro Gorrto and other North Iowa counties the past week as farmers have sown thousands of acres of land to grass seed in conformity with the soil conservation program H E Rugg farmer living southeast of Mason City ig shown in the picture sowing grass seed on 1935 corn land Lock Photo Kaye nay Engraving Acres Out of Grain Put in Grass At least acres have been taken out of grain crops and put in to grass in Cerro Gordo county this spring according to the esti mate of County Agent Marion E Olson A similar increase in grass is probable over North Iowa indicat ing theeiiectivehcssofthe soil con servation program it was stated The corn acreage in Cerro Gordo county this year will be approxi mately the same as that in 1935 the number of acres going into grass approximating the acreage taken out of production by the AAA pro gram last year Have Sown Grnss All over the countryside the past week farmers have been sowing red clover sweet clover alfalfa and timothy Grass seed has jumped in price It is estimated that 75 per cent of the farmers this vicinity en tered the soil conservation program this spring with many more plan ning to come in next year The result of this will be not only conservation of soil but better pastures and better appearing live stock according to County Agent Olson From 70 to 90 per cent of the pastures in this county it is pointed out have been overpastured these past years Will Be Better Fed Cattle will be better Mr Olson added The use of more grass will bring about a balance that is essential in the production of To get the maximum of benefit under the soil conservation plan a farmer must seed at least 15 per cent of his soil depleting crops such as corn and oats into hay land Iowa Man Injured Fatally When Wind Blows Down Ladder OTTUMWA Walter Duffield 78 of Bloomfield died at a hospital here Tuesday morning of injuries suffered when high winds which swept thig section late Mon day afternoon blew down a ladder on which he was standing to fix an eaves trough The accident occurred at the home of Duffields son near Bloorafield where the elder man lived IOWA MERCURIES BELOW FREEZING Cold Marches Into State on Heels of Warmest Day of This Year DES MOINES freez ing temperatures marched into Iowa Tuesday on the heels of the warmest day of the season The weather bureau here slightly colder weather for central and eastern Iowa Tuesday night A shippers forecast listed prospective lows ranging from 15 above in the northwest to 28 above in the south east Tuesday night and slightly higher in cities Mondays warm sun shot the mer cury up to a seasonal high of 88 at Clarinda Keokuk and Lamoni Scat tered showers soon started marks downward however and the state low during the night was 18 above at Inwood Temperatures Tuesday averaged 10 to 20 degrees below normal Rainfall ranged from a trace at some points up to 47 of an inch at Burlington and was most general in the south central and southeast sec tions Buried at Goldfield EAGLE Edwin Crowl 72 retired farmer died at Mercy hospital Satur day Burial was made Monday at Goldfield FEDERAL AGENT GANGSTER SHOT Member of Irish OMalley Gang Surrenders at Tourist Camp KANSAS CITY I Sparger said by federal agents to be a member of the Walter Irish I OMalley gang was shot three times and a federal agent was in a gunfight at a tourist camp five miles south of here Tues day John Langdon companion of Sparger surrendered after 15 fed eral officers and representatives of the state highway patrol sur rounded the tourist cabin Shot 8 Times W A Smith head of the depart ment of justice here said Langdon was wanted for Dyer law viola tions Sparger was shot three times twice in the back and once in the leg He was brought to St Josephs hospital here Smith declined to dis close the name of the federal agent who was wounded Smith said Sparger was sought in connection with the robbery of the First National bank at Neosho March 2 1935 He is also wanted for the theft of an automo bile at Sioux City Iowa 1935 Wife With Them Spargers wife was in the tourist camp cabin with her husband and Langdon OMalley was arrested in Kansas City May 27 1935 Federal offi cers charged he was the leader of a gang of bank robbers in Missouri Oklahoma and Arkansas Subsequently OMalley pleaded guilty to the kidnaping of August Luer Alton banker He is now serving a life term in an Illi nois prison Farm Indebtedness in Iowa Scaled Down DES MOINES state farm debt advisory council reported to Gov Clyde L Herring that county and state debt adjustment boards scaled down Iowa farm in debtedness in 1935 and the first three months of 1936 FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday slightly colder in central and east Tues day night below freezing gener ally not quite so cold Wednesday afternoon in extreme west MINNESOTA Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday not quite so cold Wednesday af ternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 76 Minimum in Night 27 At 8 A M Tuesday 30 Rainfall Trace The sudden drop of the tempera ture Monday afternoon and night gave distinction to the 24 hour weather offering in North Iowa The precipitous change from summer to winter would have done crsdit to fickle March HOUSE RECEIVES NEW ROOSEVELT PLAN FOR TAXES Program Is Designed to Raise From 700 to 800 Million WASHINGTON Roose velt tax program passed a milestone Tuesday Revised to raise between and by cor porate income and other levies it was introduced in the house by Chairman Doughton N of the ways and means committee Long hours of debate lay ahead President Roosevelt arranged to accompany the body of his friend and aide Louis McHenry Howe to Fall River for burial Friends and relatives gathered for last rites in the east room of the white house Investigations were pressed in two quarters A special house committee re suming hearings on the Townsend plan to pay pensions to all past 60 called Robert E Doane New York economist to testify A T and T Accused Counsel for the communications commission sought to show approxi mately of license con tract fees paid to the American company by year came from telephone subscribers pockets Other developments The Wagner housing bill received the approval of Secre tary Perkins and William Green president of the American Federa tion of Labor in a hearing before the senate labor committee Something of this sort should be started within a short Miss Perkins said of the bill which would provide for the system of loans and grants by the federal government to local housing authorities over a four year period Pass Flood Control Without an opposition vote the senate passed the Overton bill for flood control on the lower Mississippi river and sent it to the house The commerce department re ported United States imports in March exceeded exports for the sec ond consecutive month A bench warrant for the arrest of Representative Zioncheck DWash who failed to appear to answer a speeding charge was ordered issued in the District of Columbia traffic court Support for the Wagner housing bill was expressed to the senate la bor committee by Secretary Perk ins and William Green president of the American Federation of Labor Senate to Speed Bill Republicans on the house ways and means committee did not like the way the tax bill was drawn in fact they dropped hints that they would submit a minority report con tending that no alterations at all were necessary if th administra tion would cut expenses Seeking speed senate democratic leaders planned to have the finance committee begin hearings on the bill Thursday without waiting for the house to act Other Washington developments After months of study federal housing administration experts made public plans by which they said a four room house complete with plumbing wiring and a heating sys tem can be built for as little as They said the plans were drawn as a spur to private construc tion of homes for lowincome fami lies D A R in Session The Daughters of the American Revolution proceeded with their an nual continental congress after heailng a message from President Roosevelt He said the United States favors adequate defense but would not increase its armaments unless increases by other powers made it necessary Another development was a speech by Senator Dickinson R lowa addressing the American Coalition He said that a ceaseless propaganda designed to break down the faith of American people in their own institutions was under way The ugly head of the creed of envy and been raised in he said Our Ship Has Arrived in Shouts Mussolini Anniversary of City Founding Observed INSIDE by Romans By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thousands of Romans stood cheer ing in the square in front of Pre mier Mussolinis office Tuesday as II Duce proclaimed on the anniver sary celebration of the founding Roime that our ship has arrived in Rome with all sails The celebration corresponding to the observance of Labor day in the United States was the occasion for a new check on the advance in Italy since the fascist advent to power Thousands gathered throughout the country to listen to II Duce by radio After his speech from the bal cony at the Piazza Venezia Musso lini went to begin officially the dem olition of an old quarter in Rome one of the many fascist work pro j jects begun Tuesday Reports New Advance I The expected capture of Addis Ababa had not materialized though the commanderinchief of the fas cLst forces in East Africa Marshal Pietro Badoglio reported a new ad vance by the southern army after its recent victory over the Ethiopi ans in Ogaden province Marshal Badoglio said the ad vance in the south was having the greatest consequences for the Ethiopians He also reported that the north ern headquarters had been moved to Dessye recently capturd from the Ethiopians in a strategic move south from Amba League Delegates Leave In Geneva delegates to the league of nations council departed after the executive body of the league dropped its efforts to begin nego tiations for peace between the war ring nations A resolution was adopted before adjournment deploring the failure at conciliation and once more appeal inoto Italy to make peace British Foreign Secretary An thony Eden warned the league that if measures were not adopted to halt the East African conflict his gov ernment might adopt its own meth ods of safeguarding its interests A letter by Dr Augusto Vascon cellos Portuguese delegate to the league written to the sanctions committee of 18 said that sanctions are becoming more effective against Italy Purchases Fall Off He said purchases from the fas cist nation by those countries ap plying sanctions fell to almost one third of February purchases last year The Ethiopians said they did not despair of saving their capital from falling into Italian hands and pre pared for a final stand in the moun tains of Shoa province north of Ad dis Ababa This move was being made to save the capital from any damages which would be suffered in the event of bombing by the Italians should the warriors of Emperor Haile Selassie make a stand close to the city Other reports told of a fierce bat tle between the opposing armies north of Addis Ababa Germany Builds Forts The FrancoGerman situation re ceived a new jolt Tuesday with the report of a Paris newspaper of the beginning of construction of forts by Germany in the demilitarized Rhineland zone The newspaper Excelsior in a dis patch from its correspondent at Wiesbaden said a belt of fortresses similar to those in the Maginot line on Frances western frontier had been started extending from the Dutch to the Swiss border As the Spanish election drew near the left controlled government continued with its drive to curb the activities of the rightists Palestine Counts Dead Minor diaorders and strikes of all calibers were occurring throughout tie country Palestine counted its dead from the ArabJewish riots of the past few days The latest toll was 19 dead Jews and four the injured list reaching 83 persons The British high commissioner for Palestine Sir Arthur Wauchope is sued new orders for emergency de fense FREW TUCKER AND POLE Passenger Planes Still Ignore Iowa City Port ON PAGE 2 15 Judges Named for Iowa Music Festival ON PAGE 8 Great Britain Has to Levy Additional Taxes ON PAGE 14 Mason Citys Cleanup Campaign on May 411 ON PAGE 11 Senator Steiwer Named G 0 P Meet Keynoter ON PAGE 3 Depression Lasted Too Long for Wolter CHICAGO Wolter 35 an unemployed laborer was found hanged in hit attic room Monday A note on a table nearby read This depression has lasted tno long to suit r MAN IS HELD AS SHOTGUN SLAYER Collins Charged With Killing Youth Who Helped Wife to Run Away ALEDO H Prentiss states attorney of Mer cer county said Tuesday that he was preparing murder charges against John Collins 39 carpenter superintendent on the Mississippi river lock project No 17 at New Boston for the shotgun slaying of Roger Johnson 19 of Keithsburg early Tuesday morning Prentiss stated that Collins had signed a full confession after sur rendering to county authorities The shooting was an aftermath of a flight to the west coast by Collins estranged wife who left her hus band on April 11 and hired young Johnson to drive her to Los Angeles Johnson returned by airplane from Los Angeles Monday Collins went to the Johnson home authorities said called the youth downstairs at 3 a m Tuesday and shot him with a sawed off shotgun without warning 2 MEN TRAPPED IN MINE 9 DAYS READY FOR END Send Farewell Message Diggers Have 20 Feet to Go STULDREHER GETS POST AT WISCONSIN MADISON A Stuhldreher head football coach at Villa Nova was ap pointed athletic director and football coach at the University of Wisconsin by the board of regents Tuesday Copyright by The Associated MOOSE REVER N the two men trapped in a gold mine had indicated they were prepared for death after nine days of suffer ing hope that they yet might be rescued alive before nightfall was expressed Tuesday afternoon Michael Dwyer Nova Scotias minister of mines who personally is directing rescue efforts stated A few hours at the outside should suf fice to reach the However he disclosed that 20 feet of fallen material still lay between the rescuers and the imprisoned men Gives Farewell Message From 141 feet below the surface Dr D E Robertson Toronto sur geon had given what was believed a farewell message for himself and Charles Alfred Scadding trapped with him in the depths since Easter Sunday night Their companion Hermann Ma gill Toronto lawyer and part owner with Dr Robertson of the mine lay dead in the narrow corridor toward which mining crews were attempt ing to dig In the vanguard of the rescue party wene draegermen Nova Sco tias skilled mine rescue workers who have been trained intensively in the art of boring through solid rock and loose dirt to men caught under ground Cut Debris Away Behind them labored scores of volunteer workers the men with guts for whom Dwyer had called to cart debris out of the rescue shaft as the draegermen wielded picks and shovels in advance Although many of the rescue workers were so exhausted that they were operating in 15 minute shifts some of the draegermen re mained below more than 30 hours flatly refusing to come to the sur face The refusal was due in part it was learned to the arrival of 20 additional miner volunteers from Stellarton Tuesday Some of them told the draeger men Well have to go down and finish the job for you Want to Be First But the draegermen said they were determined to be the first to break through to the underground prison Twenty more volunteers arrived Tuesday from the New Glasgow district mines more left Stel larton No one knew the exact physical condition of the two prisoners Dr Robertson would only say we are But they refused to walk over to the 125 foot tube through which they received Monday their first nourishment in seven days We are too Robertson said over a one way telephone Dr H K MacDonald the Halifax physician who brought an emer gency hospital unit here said both weresuffering from heavy colds and that Scadding has a bad case of trench He agreed with what Robertson said Monday night about being able to last an other 24 hours or Men Work In Relays Far down in the pit scooping earth by hand and passing big rocks along the human chain the miners worked in relays When their trick was up they staggered to the fresh air received nourishment and went back They were encouraged in their efforts by Dwyer known as Mike to the miners with whom he has spent most of his The heavy thick set minister ignored the warn ing of physicians who sent him to bed in a hospital Tuesday night Sleep was all he required he said Then he put back on his miners clothes and disappeared down the dangerous shaft the heavily crev iced sides of which promised little security Outlines S Methods Before he went back down Dwyer outlined the three methods of ap proach to the men which have been attempted since the accident Theywere 1 A vertical shaft through solid rock to reach the mens prison it had been temporarily abandoned be cause of length of time required tx it 2 The f various old shafts 3 A diamond drill hoJe direct to where the men were ;