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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 25, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XU FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEKVJLCS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL251935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 167 Pat Boland Is Efficient Democratic House Whip Makes Job Science By HERBERT PLUMMER WASHINGTON April 25 When the democrats gained control of the house of representatives in the elections of 1930 the greatest personal award went to a ruddy faced man from T e x a s by the name of J a c k Garner CactusJack democratic lead er in the days when he must have despaired of ever ascend ing the speakers dais probably didnt know in jjls and his par tys of triumph that the elev enth congressional district of Penn sylvania nominated on all tickets elected without op positiom in November 1930 a gray haired urishman by the name of Patrick 1J Boland Pat came back to the house fwJthout opposition and in the seventhfourth present con They maoe him whip The VVhlp Machine The whip iji either house or sen ate is what makes it The sartorially elegant Jim Ham Lew is of Illinois for example is dem ocratic whip of the senate Aided by a fleet footed L Biffle secretary to the majority Lewis need not move from his desk to discharge his du ties S In the house there are322 demo crats to look after and no secretary to the majority to assist Pat Boland iasorganized this whipping busiiess theres o definition in manualtor bis title akin Ato science SpeakerByrns his entrustedhlrp with the duty at feeing that 32 each ly Boland has a man responsible to him Once a iWeekrieither ih his office or in the democratic caucus room he calls his lieuteiants together for a conference They exchange ideas as to what as Boland says the rest of theboys are thinking Boland Calls Em Then he reports either to the speaker1 the floor leader or the other members of the triumvirate the chairman of the rules commit tee what they can expect to get away with How effective the Bolandsystem is was demonstrated when the ad ministration considered gagging the house on the social security bill Whatever anyone may say as to why the social security bill was given a clear track in the house a week or more of debate and amend ments at least one of the reasons for clear sailing lay in the fact that Boland reported 81 of Ills 322 dem ocrats would vote against any at tempt to consider the bill otherwise He clicked again when he told Speaker Byrns and Acting Majority Leader Taylor days in advance not to fret over the Townsend old age pension plan that thered either be 53 or 55 votes for it The actual 1 vote was 206 against 56 for Dartmouth Hall Badly Damaged by Flames HANOVER NH April 25 Dartmouh hall housing 20 odd classrooms of the department of ro mance languages of Dartmouth col lege was badly damaged by fire early today John Plane manager of the Dartmouth Cooperative society estimated the damage at between and The Weather FORECAST IOWA Kaln probably Thurs day night and Friday cooler Friday and in extreme west portion Thursday night MINNESOTA Rain Thurs day night and Friday colder in west portion Thursday night and In southeast portion Fri day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 71 Minimum in Night 52 At 8 A M Thursday 57 Rainfall 31 With almost a week to go Mason Citys moisture total for the past twelve months stands only about an inch below the fifty year normal Wednesday nights rain of almost a third of an inch brought the April precipitation total to 209 inches a little more than a half inch below the normal moisture for the entire month SEEK TO ABOLISH LIQUOR BOARD Kills Father and Mother for Insurance Money YOUTH ASSERTS REVENGE ALSO SLAYING MOTIVE Son of Texas Supreme Court Justice Makes Full Confession AUSTIN Tex April 25 Sheriff Lee Allen said today that Howard Pierson 20 had confessed to him that he killed hb parents Associate Justice William A Pier son of the Texas supreme court and Mrs Pierson to obtain the formers insurance money and for revenge After Deputy Sheriffs Sam Rogers and Paul Blair announced he had confessed Pierson clean cut and handsome told newspapermen he shot his parents to death late yesterday on a country road about 15 miles from Austin where he had lured them on the pretext of view ing a scenic drive Shoots Self in Arm First he shot himself in the left arm concealed his fathers watch and purse his own purse the 38 caliber revolver and a pasteboard box containing eight discharged cartridges in bushes several miles away and returned to Austin with a story that two robbers had perpe trated the crime r Subsequently after nine hours he led oficers to the place wherehe had hidden the watch And box all of which the pistol and three at the scene of the hilling Refuses to Explain Deputy Sheriff Rogers said the youth refused to explain what he meant by revenge Sheriff Allen who filed the com plaint against the youth said the case including the motive was cleared and that he had at his dis posal a witness who knew of plans for the double slaying before it oc curred He did not disclose the name of the witness but added that it would be made public after he had gathered a few more details He said young Pierson when taken to view the bodiesof his parents at a funeral home displayed no emotion except to say this is horrible Drove to Galveston Rogers and Deputy Sheriff Blair said the youth who had been work ing at Houston told them he drove to Galveston several days ago and purchased the pistol a 38 caliber weapon They quoted young Pierson as saying he then came to Austin to spend a vacation with his parents Tnrn to rase 2 Column 3 RAIN PROBABLY WILL CONTINUE Most of State Covered as Local Thunderstorms Go With Showers DES MOINES April 25 Rain that brightened Iowas crop hopes probably will continue to night and tomorrow the Des Moines weather bureau forecast today The fall yesterday was accompan ied by local thundertsorms and cov ered most of the state Northern Iowa fared best rain reaching a maximum of 54 inhces at Sioux City At Mason City a fall of 31 inch last night following half inch the night before brought the precip itation total for the last 12 months there to within an inch of the 50 year average Crop prospects in the Mason City district are reported the best Charles City and Keokuk had 23 inch of rain yesterday Council Bluffs 06 and Des Moines a trace this morning Cooler weather ia predicted for tomorrow throughout Iowa and in the extreme west section tonight Yesterdays high temperature was 78 at Iowa City and the low was 52 at Estherville and Iowa Falls Several western drought strick en states also had brighter crop prospects today as a result of heavy rainfalls yesterday Twelve inches of snow fell at Denver Colo and 10 inches at Cheyenne Wyo J W Adams Prominent MerchantBanker Dies Funeral Services at Church Saturday Afternoon J W Adams 72 prominent busi ness man and banker in Mason City for many years died Wednesday evening at 8 oclock at his home 123 West State street Mr Adams had been in precari ous health for some time and two months ago suffered a stroke from the effects of which he did not re cover The body will lie in state at his home from Friday noon until l oclock Saturday afternoon when it will be taken to the Congregation al church where funeral services will be held at 2 oclock Saturday afternoon To Give Sermon The service will include scripture reading by the Rev Alexander S Carlson and the sermon by Dr liam L Dibble former minister of the church It is the earnest wish of the fam ily that friends who wish should see the body as it lies in state at the home as the casket will not be opened at the church Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery Mr Adams was born Nov 8 1862 at Hampton HI a small town situated on the Mississippi river seven miles north of Moline He was the son of E W Adams and Ann Adams his father coming to Illin ois from Kentucky and his mother from Maryland Studied Pharmacy J W ADAMS 1 Mr boylidbil waispent In the llttlg river town of Hampton In the fail of 1881 he entered the Northwestern College of pharmacy in Chicago and was graduated there in 1883 After leaving college he was employed in a drug store in Chicago where he worked until the fall of 1886 Mr Adams was married May 27 1886 to Alice Sarah Vincent of Hampton after which the couple moved to Princeton 111 where their son Joseph Webster was born on March 28 1887 In the fall of 1887 Mr Adams with his family came to Mason City where he immediately en gaged hi the drug business with Howard Atkinson as his partner He later became sole proprietor of the business in which he continued until 1901 Was Bank Manager In the spring of 1902 Mr Adams became associated with the Com mercial Savings bank of Mason City and continued with that insti tution serving as vice president and general manager until 1915 He retired from the management of the bank the death of his son Joseph Mr Adams leaves surviving him his daughter Mrs Stella Adams Moore his soninlaw Louis A Moore three grandchildren Alice Ann Carol Joe and Ellen Louise Moore all of Mason City two sis ters Mrs R S Silvis and Mrs Clara Holland both of Rock Island 111 Mrs Adams died in 1921 Mr Adams had one brother Har ry and one sister Emma both of whom preceded him in death Was Active Businessman Mr Adams was for many years a prominent active and highly re spected businessman in Mason City achieving continued and unusual success Combining high character and fair and reliable business prac tices with constant application and tireless energy he early developed talent for the management of important affairs N After he retired from the mer contile business and engaged in banking the same qualities which had made of him an outstanding merchant now resulted in his de veloping into a careful prudent and reliable banker In the earlier years of his resi dence here Mr Adams was active in civic affairs from which he re tired in later years He was a mem ber of Benevolence lodge A F and A M Star St Ambrose Athlete Dies From Accident Injuries MUSCATINE April 25 Pahl star athlete at St Ambrose col lege Davenport died in a hospital here at 1243 p m today of injuries suffered in an auto accident last Sunday Pahls doctor earlier had said his patient whose skull was fractured was gradually sinking 2 COWS PICKETED ON CAPITOL LAWN Show Iowa Solons Emaciated Condition of Cattle in Drought Area DES MOINES April 25 Two cows were picketed on the cap itol lawn today toshow members of the Iowa legislature the emaciated condition Of cattle forced to subsist jn limited feed rations because of the 1934drought The cOws were brought from the farm of Will Keeling ten miles east Df Des Moines under sponsorship 3f the Iowa Farmers union which has urged an appropriation to pro vide feed for livestock Not Right Feed I lost two horses and a cow last winter and the veterinarian told me it was because of not having the right kind of feed Keeling said He declared he has had to feed his livestock mostly poor quality odder which had been damaged by diinch bugs Lack of grain along with the fodder was held respon sible for the death of the horses he said Loan Not Enough Keeling said he is receiving 25 El month on a feed loan but this imount is inadequate to feed eight milk cows on his farm The Iowa Farmers union has told the legis lature inadequacy of feed supplies and of emergency feed loans to per mit purchase of high priced feed were toblame for the poor condi tion of livestock in the affected area The 1934 drought in Iowa was centered in the southern portion of the state Rainfall thus far this year has been above normal in most of the Muscatine AAA Case Hearing for Friday MUSCATINE April 25 hearing to determine whether the farm administration or the district court has priority in jurisdiction over AAA contracts was set for Friday The case grew out of the arrest of William Cashman county cornhog association president who declined to produce in court the con tract of a signer holding it was government property War on Slot Machines DUBUQUE April 25 war on slot machines was declared by ounty Attorney John L Duffy HICCOUGHS VICTIM ABOUT RECOVERED FROM HIS ATTACK Andrew Brelich 23 Garner farm hand who was seized Tues day by an attack of hiccoughs brought on by the excessive breathing of formaldehyde fumes while dipping potatoes for plant ing had practically recovered Thursday Attending physicians said Mr Brelich would probably be released from the Park hos pital where he has been confined sometime Thursday afternoon When first seized with the attack the spasms came at the rate of 150 a minute ACTLIBERALIZED TOPROVIDECASH Roosevelt Will Resume His Talks to Nation Sunday Night WASHINGTON April 25 The Harrison bonus compromise liberalized to provide cash instead of bonds was approved today by the senate finance committee after the two full cash payment proposals had been overwhelmingly rejected Resuming his fireside chats President Roosevelt Sunday night will explain over the radio the four billion dollar work relief undertak ing and give another account of his stewardship Accompanying this word today were renewed reports that Harry L Hopkins the relief administrator and Frank C Walker reappointed director of the national emergency council probably would share witn the president the most direct re sponsibility in the attempt to make 3500000 jobs Reassumes Directorship Walker recently was recalled from private business by the presi dent to reassume the directorship of the national emergency council He also will handle applications for al lotments from the job making fund and ia described generally as the presidents per sonal representative in that work Hopkins who win continue to ad minister direct relief under the new program as long as necessary was understood to be in line also for a key place on the all important al lotment board under the new pro gram This board probably to be headed by the president himself will make the final decisions as to when where and how much of the work relief money is to be spent Hopkins Choice Expected Hopkins experience in setting up the 4000000 civil works adminis tration jobs in 10 days was said to have made him an almost cer tain choice for membership on the allotment assist in spending machinery Secretary Ickes the public works administrator also has been mentioned for a place on the board along with several others Filibuster in Senate This agUon formed one of the principal topics of conversation on Torn to Page 2 Column 4 STOLEN TRUCK USED IN HOLDUP Bandits in CurrieVan Ness Firm Car Rob Charles City Oil Station A 1935 Ford pickup truck owned by the CurrieVan Ness Hardware company of Mason City was used in the stickup of a filling station at tendant at Charles City shortly af ter 9 oclock Wednesday evening The truck was stolen from where it was parked near 24 East state street earlier in the evening ac cording to the report made to local police by Jacob Halsor driver 123 Carolina avenue southeast Sheriff Bernard F Atherton re ported to local police that two men used the car in the holdup of the fill ing station attendant at Hermans oil station and hot dog stand near Lions field The bandits hit the young attendant over the head with a flashlight causing a gash near his eye and took him for a ride about rvo miles in the country before re leasing him He went to a farmhouse nearby and notified officers The ex amount of cash which the ban dits obtained had not been deter mined One of the men was reported to be 6 feet tall wearing a trench coat and the other to be 5 feet 6 inches tall Both were between 20 end 25 years of age The CurrieVan Ness truck was found Thursday morning at East park where it had been abandoned after being returned to Mason City PWA Grant Sought COUNCIL BLUFFS April 25 At PWA grant on the Indian Creek flood con trol project will be sought by a delegation Mayor Finerty said he i would send to Washington G Henke Indorsed for State Legion Commander Rathke Raps Patman Bills Backers at Manchester MANCHESTER April ley G Henke Charles City lawyer was unanimously Indorsed for next years commander of the American Legion of Iowa at a district conven tion held here yesterday Mr Henke department Americanism director for the past two years served with iistinction in 193233 as fourth dis trict commander Mrs E Kathinka Hanson of De corah fourth district committee woman for the past two years re ceived a like indorsement for de partment treasurer at the afternoon ession of the American Legion aux iliary She has served the depart ment organization as radio director Used by Opponents Commander William C Rathke of G1 e n w o o d state charged in the principal address of he banquet program last night that the Patman bill calling for immedi ate payment of the socalled bonus through monetary inflation was be ing used by administration oppon ents of the bonus The Patman said is primarily one of inflation Only inci dentally is it a bonus bill It will be vetoed by the president thats cer tain and there is every reason to believe that the administration can marshal enough strength in the sen ate to sustain the veto Rathke Assails Patman Hammer and tongs Commander Rathke assailed Wriglit Patman for creaking faith with theAmericai Legion He helped write the Miami convention resolution 6mwhich the Legions bill sponsored by Repre WESLEY G HENKE sentative Fred Vinson of Kentucky was based and later he gave approv al to the Legions determination not to be drawn into the inflation fight according to Mr Rathke Mr Rathke also detailed the par liamentary procedure by which the Patman inflationary measure was substituted for the house commit tees bill on the floor A clever stra tegy was employed he said by in flationists and by administration op ponents for precluding debate on the relative merits of the two bills and the voting was arranged so that a was required for approval of the Vinson bill a device always good for from 10 to 20 votes Like to Vote Yes Our congressmen said the Legion chief seem to like to vote yes Afternoon sessions for committee reports and other business were by both Legion and auxiliary1 Tom Tracey Manchester post com mander was master of cere monies at the banquet program with Fred Logeman Manly fourth district commander and Mrs Han son introducing the speakers Among those who spoke briefly were Mayor E G Dittmer Mrs Mabel Tracey Manchester auxiliary presi dent Harry Reed of Waterloo who presented plans for the state con tention to be held Sept 2 3 and 4 Mrs M Myrton Skelley depart ment secretary who traced the poppy days growth R J Laird who urged compensation for the widows and orphans of World war veterans Mrs Arthur D Ladehoff Jinton department auxiliary pres ident who stressed the need of community service and Judge A B Lovejoy Waterloo whose subject was Peacetime Loyalty Proposed by LaValette The motion calling for indorse ment of Mr Henke was preceded a ringing talk by the Rev Paul LiaValette Rdckford department Turn In pflice 2 column S Waterloo Man Hit and Killed by Train WATERLOO April 25 Lawrence L Vaughn 28 Waterloo packing house workman was in stantly killed at a m today when struck by the Illinois Central eastbound Hawkeye Limited at the Elm street crossing His skull was fractured and his body was thrown to the side of the rightofway He leaves a widow Motion Quashed to Overrule Indictment GLENWOOD April 25 motion to quash a murder indict ment against Clarence Price 49 of Pacific Junction was overruled by District Judge Earl Peters Price will be arraigned May 6 on a charge of slaying in the death of Edith Kuhl 13 club attack victim Helen Kuhl Ediths sister is recovering in a Council Bluffs hospital HOUSE AT WORK ON TRUCK BILL Entirely New Bill for Game Board of Conservation Merger Planned DES MOINES April 25 entirely new bill to consolidate the fish and game commission am board of conservation was intro duced in the Iowa house todaytoy agreementto1 permit theoriginal consolidation bill on which thetwo branches failed to agree to die In conference committee The measure was one of five new bills brought forth today as the house began work on a revised truck regulatory bill similar to one killed n the senate two weeks ago but lacking the port of entry feature The original consolidation meas ure caused a deadlock over the question of salaries for a director and enforcement officers provided in he new department of conserva on Provides 7 Commissioners The new bill provides for seven commissioners instead of five as in he first bill It sets the conserva ion directors salary at max mum and maximum for eon ervation officers These are the major changes from the first meas ure The trucking bill provides for a on mile tax on all trucks operating n Iowa with exemptions provided or those engaged in hauling live itock and other farm products Op eration of the act would be under he board of railroad commissioners Among other bills introduced to day was one making an appropria ion of to T E Diamond attor ney for the warrant investigation committee and to Frank E Walrath committee reporter An other bill would allow county old ge assistance board or the state commission to apply to district court for orders compelling legally responsible relatives to support in digent aged persons Retain Dental Ad Ban The senate by a vote of 13 to 29 efused to strike from the bill to re write the state dental law the pro visions against prof essionar adver tising Senator Chris Reese D of Mar shalltown sponsored the amendment which would have eliminated the section of the house approved bill The bill as passed by the house roposed that unprofessional con duct be defined as including all ad vertising except carrying of a pro fessional card or display of a win dow or street sign Senator Reese criticized these provisions and read an Iowa press resolution objecting to them Among important bills acted on yesterday was a bill drawn in the louse sifting committee to make state automobile drivers licenses expire June 30 1935 instead of Dec 31 1935 and calling for pay mentof a 25cent renewal fee by all drivers Present licenses issued n 1931 and renewed for another wO years in 1933 were issued without costs to carowners and for 25 cents to nonowners Motor ve hicle department officials esti mated the number of renewals would amount to about 1000000 Chain Store Tax Both the Burington chain store tax bill and the measure creating a state highway patrol passed with minor amendments in the senate were hastened on to the overnor for signature today after iXnrn to Flout ft Column IX HOUSESUSPENDS RULES PUTSBILL ONITSCALENDAR Defends Manley in Debate Preceding 7333 Vote DES MOINES April 25 fill to abolish the state liquor com mission and place administration of liquor laws and the state store ystem in the hands of the state reasurer auditor and secretary of tate was allowed to be introduced lirectly on to the calendar of the owa house today by a vote of 73 o 33 The vote was on suspension of he rules to avoid necessity of the tneasure going through the sifting ommittee and drew one more bal ot than the necessary two thirds or passage By agreement the measure spon ay Representatives Gustave Alesch D of Plymouth and La mar P Foster D of Cedar will be pushed forward on the calendar ate today or tomorrow morning TwoThlros Vote Another twothirds majority vote will be necessary however to get the proposal up for floor debate Twentyfour democrats and 49 republicans joined in voting to suspend the rules while 33 demo crats voted no One republican and one democrat were absent or not voting Aleschs request to get the bill before the house touched off a scathing denouncement of liquor from more than v half dozen Sharp were also who pleaded for delay port of the committee is received Work on Seport While the house argued today four members of the legislative li quor investigation committee were n a downtown hotel working on he report They were Senators Kimberly and Bell and Representative McKinnon Alesch at first sought to call up he bill for immediate considera on saying it is only chance to orrect the nasty mess upon which he public demands action He ater however agreed to defer while copies of his bill were being mimeographed and distributed to members As introduced the bill would imend the administrative clause of he present liquor law giving to the three members of the executive ouncil full powers aa now held by the present appointive commission rs In Nasty Mess We know the present liquor con rol act and commission setup is in nasty mess Alesch said So far here has been no effort to correct he situation We know that in hese three state officials elected y the people we have a potential ommission beyond reproach and ully efficient to handle the job Declaring that all that is asked is o bring the bill to the floor where can be settled Foster said you uiow we wont get from the investi gating committee any report that will be of any value There ia al Xum to Page 2 Column 3 A FLOWER GARDEN In planning a garden or the dec oration of a whole property with various gardens borders hedges and the like it is necessary to know oth how to plant and raise flowers and what they will look like after they are grown This calls for some understanding of soils and seasons ilanting transplanting and cultiva ion All this information comes to pou in the booklet Annual Flower ing Plants now offered through iur Washington information bureau A copy will be sent to any address or 10 cents Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose 10 cents In eoin carefully wrapped for the boklet on Annual Flowering Plants Name Street City i State Mail to Washington D CJ ;