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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 1, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPX ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 1 1935 THIS CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 250 lowans in Washington Blackstrap Fighting Word to Fred C i Gilchrist By MUNRO KEZEB limn Associated Correspondent ASHINGTON Aug 1 Blackstrap mo lasscg is a fight ing expression to Rep r e s e ntative Fred C Gilchrist Iowa republican Almost since the day he came to congress Gil Christ has been ready to go to bat for legisla tion against im portation of blackstrap mo lasses into the United States The recent house debate over a new federal alcohol control bill gave Gilchrist a chance to fight out the issue on the floor He lost his battle but he thinks that perhaps the openingwedge has been driven toward a realization of the importance to the middlewest of a new national attitude toward im portation of the low priced product I know very little about the whisky industry Gilchrist told the house but there is one thing we all know and must agree to namely that there is an enormous combine that is controlling blackstrap molas ses and the manufacture of distilled spirits from blackstrap molasses Controlled in England It is perhaps the most gigantic trust now in this world It is con trolled by an English syndicate These people are also in com bine with the Cuban industry that sends over here most of our black strap molasses out of which alcohol is distilled I had hope dthat when we came to right the alcohol business after the NRA codes were held unconsti tutional some suggestion or some help would be given to those who raise vegetables and grain and who want these vegetables and this grain protected against the blackstrap mo lasses industry which comes here from foreign shores the excessive profits of which jjo into the pockets1 of foreign syndicates Would Forbid Use Gilchrist elaborated on various phases of the issue as he tried vain lyto include in the federal alcohol control regulations provisions which would forbid use of imported black strap in American manufactured al cohol He said I want the people of the west of Colorado and other states who produce molasses to have it used in this alcohol industry if they want it so used I want the people of the south of Louisiana and other states to make alcohol if they want to out of their blackstrap But I would like to prohibit the use of distillation of imported molasses that conies here from foreign countries from the West Indies and from the Orient where half caste labor half civilized labor is employed in competition with our farm people Absolutely Negligible Gilchrist contended that the pres ent tariffs are absolutely neglig ible but acknowledged efforts to change that situation probably could not be made in the control bill If we cut out the use of imported molasses in the distillation of alco hol he said then the product will not raise much in price Blackstrap was at one time as you know a waste or mere garbage and was considered an expense to the sugar industry They now make alcohol out of it and they can and do raise the price of their distilled alcohol up or down to meet the price ofalcohol which is distilled from grain so that they are just a little bit below grain al cohol at all times and those of us in the United States who want to use alcohol in industry would have to pay but very little if anything more Declared Honor Man KLEMME Aug W Baack who enlisted in the navy in June at the Mason City recruiting office under Officer O O Cleveland was declared honor man in his com pany at San Diego Cal or his work during the month of July UTILITY ABOLITION VOTED DOWN Recruiting for Ethiopian Army Started HIGH CHIEFS SAY IT PI BE TOO LATE FOR PEACE League Circles Forecast Settlement Plan in Next 24 Hours ADDIS ABABA Aug 1 Mass recruiting for the Ethiopian army began today in the capital The recruiting was preceded by a military review and a mass meet ing in front of the ministry of war The action was taken following a war council by the high chiefs of Ethiopia who were reported tc have told Emperor Haile Selassie they believed it may be too late now to prevent war One source said the emperor was gravely concerned by mounting ev idence that tens of thousands of his warriors were eager for open hos tilities at once to avenge what they regarded as an Italian slur on their ancient kingdom Haile Selassie apparently anx ious to do nothing to increase the tension rebuked sternly some of the more rash leaders who were under stood to have urged a breaking off of diplomatic relations with Italy Held Unacceptable CopyricM 1935 by The Associated Press GENEVA Aug 1 Certain league of nations circles predicted today following a long distance tele phone conference between Premejr Laval of France and Premier Mus solini of Italy that a formula for the settlement of the ItaloEthiop ian dispute would be agreed upon within 24 hours The impression grew that II Duce had proved somewhat conciliatory in his talk with Laval This optimism was expressed de spite the fact that only a few hours earlier the Italian delegation to the special session of the league coun cil summoned to attempt a solu tion to the crisis had declared an AngloFrench formula entirely un acceptable Prepared Overnight The formula had been prepared overnight by Anthony Eden of Great Britain and Premier Laval of France The test of the formula was communicated at once to Premier Mussolini in Italy A spokesman for the Italian delegation told the Asso ciated Press The atmosphere Turn to rase 3 Column 1 Lobbyist Sought FORECAST IOWA Local thundcrshowers probable Thursday night and Fri day somewhat cooler in extreme east portion MINNESOTA Unsettled thun dershowers probable in west and south portions Thursday night and Friday and in northeast portion Friday somewhat cooler in ex treme east Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 92 Minimum in Nifrht 67 At 8 A M Thursday 76 GMen Will Guard Small Town Banks By WILLIAM M yiNKEKTON Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON Aug l arm of the justice department agent is expected to reach out soon to protect the small town bank long victimized by Americas 5000 known bank robbers The GMen who collared nearly 140 robbers of national banks last year are called upon to shield an other 518000000000 18 billion under a provision tucked away in the new banking bill now in confer ence between senate and house Extends Protection The bill extends to all banks in sured by the federal deposit insur ance corporation the GMan pro tection given last year to national banks and federal reserve member banks Country bankers have feared since the federal agents were put on the job last year that the bank robber frightened away from big jame would redouble his attack on the small town bank Under the new law the agents would be given orders to track down robbers who steal any of the 000000000 41 billion deposits in 14280 banks national and state Sharp Steady Drop Since the entry of the agents into the bank sector of the war on crime there has been a sharp and steady drop in the number of bank robber ies justice department figures say The violent ending of the ca reers of Dillinger pretty Boy Fioyd the Barker brothers and other hoodlurns was one step this campaign Bank robberies have decreased more than 50 per cent The Ameri can Bankers association records disclose that there were 16 robber ies a month in 1933 When the fed eral agents took up the trail of the T1VTT0 T m or bank roDber in 1934 the monthly MOINES Aug 3 average dropped to 111 Seven r lice reported today that was he rccord for the first half of this year Fingerprint on Door A lone fingerprint on a door or Search for Howard C Hopson dominant figure in the ed Gas and Electric system was placed in the hands of Gmen by the V S senate lobby inves tigating committee when testi mony before the committee indi cated Hopson has been in direct charge of antiholding company bill activities The committee re ceived testimony also that Hop son and his private companies had received profits of ijiotiOOOO a year after stock dividends had ceased AUTO IS FOUND JITWFALLS Officers Probing Murder Told Man Asked Direc tions to Manly officers have discovered the missing automobile of John LeClair slain Des Moines garage mechanic RAIN FALLS AND MORE EXPECTED Slightly Cooler Weather in Iowa Sees Increase in Humidity DES MOINES Aug 1 YoungAugust brought rain and slightly cooler weather to Iowa to day A torrential rain of 451 inches deluged Atlantic during a severe electrical storm Unofficial observ ers said a four inch rain fell at Schleswig and three inches were re ported at Ida Grove Elsewhere relatively light rains lowered temperatures several de grees but as the thermometer be gan to rise again the humidity in creased adding to the discomfort A welcome rain of 20 of an inch fell in Des Moines last night and today Sioux City had 16 Council Bluffs 02 Charles City 01 and a trace fell at Davenport The weather bureau forecast ad ditional local showers tonight and tomorrow and slightly cooler weath er in the extreme eastern portion of the state Clouds veiled tne sun from most of Iowa today Weather bureau of ficials said they expected tempera tures to keep within the 100 degree mark Atlantic reported the highest reading of 101 degrees on the final day of July Council Bluffs had a top of 100 A new recorded high for the year 111 degrees blistered Phillipsburg Kans Topeka saw the mercury climb to 106 It was 105 at Lincoln In contrast to the muggy heat of the midwest Portland Ore had a cool top of 66 degrees j Reported heat deaths in 11 mid western states reached 108 Des Moines detectives Iowa spe cila agents and fingerprint experts immediately drove to Iowa Falls to check the car and attempt to dis cover fingerprints which they hoped would reveal identity of the person who shot the young mechanic and tossed his body into a roadside weed patch early Tuesday LeClair disappeared from the White Line Transfer company gar age where he was employed some time after a m Tuesday His car also disappeared Standing in Driveway LeClairs car was standing in the driveway of a cornerib belonging to the Farmers Elevator company at Iowa Falls fairly well screened from the street Iowa Falls police report ed they found no blood stains or other marks of violence upon it They said the railroad ticket agent reported a man had asked directions for reaching Manly Tues day night which led officers here to the opinion the man they seek might have continued his flight by train Hunt for Lanninr Meanwhile detectives continued to search for Donald Lanning 20 and Lawrence Briscoe who they said are wanted for questioning Detective Tom Pettit disclosed Will Hay Anamosa filling staation operator tentatively identified Lan ning from a picture as the man who drove a car resembling LeClairs in to his station at 10 a m Tuesday obtained gas and oil and then threat ened Hay with a shotgun as he left without paying Slough Dragged for Body at Burlington BURLINGTON Aug 1 Search was being continued today for the body of Charles B Chap man 32 Burlington milk truck driver who was drowned when a rowboat sank as he and a compan a fishing trip late ion started on Wednesday in OConnells slough two miles north of Burlington Chapmans companion Albert Dickson who dived from the boat and swam safely to shore was help ing drag the slough an inlet of the Mississippi river Nazi Flag Struck as German Liner Sails money tray may send a bank rob ber to the penitentiary when tlie agents with their collection of 5000000 prints start working on the case Working on 126 bank robberies in the first year of their assignment to this gigantic task the agents solved 96 of the crimes officials said by the middle of last June 6S persons had been convicted seven had been killed 63 were still await ing trial and only one had been ac quitted TAX COLLECTION TO BE CHECKED White Collar Jobless to Be Given Jobs in Seeking Out Evaders WASHINGTON Aug 1 Pi President Roosevelt today allotted of work relief funds to the treasury department for a three fold drive to tighten up on tax col lection Included will be an intensive checkup on income tax returns of the little fellow and a drive against evasions of liquor taxes White collar jobless will be em ployed in the work Officials said they hoped the studies would bring increased tax revenues The largest allotment was 290 for a survey of delinquent taxes and nuisance tax collections in 2C large cities The bureau of internal revenue also received to check small income tax returns and 51086941 for a nationwide study of retail liquor tax evasions White Collar Projects Two other white collar projects also received funds the census bur eau getting allotments of 948 for an alphabetical index of the 1900 census and 5293000 to deter mine any improvement in retail trade during the past two years The census index is to be used in the governments old age pension program Coincidentally Corrington Gill as sistant works progress administra tor announced that a large number of other surveys also would be car ried out to provide additional white STREETCARSRUN AGAIN IN OMAHA COUNCIL BLUFFS Power Line Broken Twice as Strikers Try to Block Move COUNCIL BLUFFS Aug 1 Streetcar service was resumed on the Council Bluffs to Omaha line of the Omaha and Council Bluffs Street Railway company today after strik ing organized employes of the com pany twice broke the power line Service was suspended on the line July 19 to end rioting here At a m the strikers pulled down a trolley pole two blocks west of the barn at twentyeighth street and Avenue A breaking the power circuit Crew Patches Break A repair crew patched the break without interference from the 20 men who pulled the pole down The patched wires were attached to an other pole by ropes A short time later the ropes were cut down by the strikers and the repair crew went back to patch the line up a second time The line was not molested after the second repair job was completed and at a m the first car car rying five nonstrikers as guards I and followed by an automobile load1 ed with company police left the j barn Traffic Is Light Passenger traffic on the line was lightrvthtoughout the morning the trams carrying an average of three or four persons a trip As the first cars moved out of the barn a group of 75 to 100 strikers and strike sympathizers booed loud ly and a number of women pickets begin singing America The song ended with a series of boos The men made no effort to stop the car or to engage the 30 guards around the car barn in bat tle Handbills Distributed StrikingCouncil Bluffs streetcar workers last night distributed mim eographed handbills urging their sympathizers to meet at the car barn early today to stop the trams City and county officials promptly joined forces in an attempt to pre vent violence Policemen were or dered to report for duty or to hold themselves in readiness Pottawat tamie County Sheriff Joe Perry or dered all his deputies to the barn They were reinforced with 25 pri vate guards employed by the Omaha and Council Bluffs Streetcar company Iowa Guard Promised Similar handbills distributed Tuesday night by the strikers brought about 30 persons to the car earn yesterday morning but there was no violence as the tram com pany made no attempt to start streetcar service Sheriff Perry said that Gov Clyde Herring of Iowa promised yesterday to bring the national guard here if local law enforcement agencies can not prevent violence The streetcar strike here and in Omaha Nebraskas largest city in volves 268 union employes It began April 20 and has defied all attempts of settlement by arbitration Chair Looms GERALD THOMPSON Report Slayings of 5 Mexican Agrarians MEXICO CITY Aug 1 Mexicos turbulent political situa tion produced reports today of the slayings of five Agrarians in the state of Colima Dispatches from Colima said that the Agrarians were killed Supposedly in an am bush while returning to Ocotillo after conferring with President La zaro Cardenas on Agrarian prob lems NEW YORK Aug 1 house had been set up to prevent HamburgAmerican liner Deutsch duplication of activities land sailed for Germany early to Provide Suitable Moans day its nazi swastika flag struck Declaring that projects of the after police guarded the pier to prej type approved by the president to vent antinazi disorders i Tim to raft 3 column s Cant Beat It E P Chase in Atlantic NewsTelegraph The Iowa countryside is certainly a thing of beauty just now especially since the rains of the past few days There is no more attractive panorama than that which greets the eye just now as one travels over the Iowa highways SLAYER IS UNDER DEATH SENTENCE Thompson Found Guilty o Ravishing and Killing Peoria Girl PEORTA Aug elec tric chair loomed for Gerald Thompson 26 today as atonement for ravishingand killing Mildred Hallmark 19 year old convent graduate the night of June 16 Only seven weeks after the girls battered and denuded body was found in a cemetery ditch Thomp son was under sentence of death ordered by a circuit court jury which deliberated less than four hours last night Only two ballots were reported taken Indifferent or evasive during a 10 day thrill filled trial during which his counsel fought to put into the record the defendants own account of scores of attemts to despoil Pe oria women Thompson broke after the court pronounced sentence Tears appeared in the toolmakers eyes as he waited in Judge Joseph E Baileys chambers for his re turn to jail New Trial Sought The trial ended with an unusual touch when Judge Daily unwilling to wait while Ren Thurman Thompsons attorney was located entered a motion for a new trial on behalf of the defendant and set Aug 12 to hear the plea Thompson described by his coun sel and a few witnesses as a sex crazy youth appeared bewildered as sat awaiting the verdict He re mained dry eyed and unshaken dur ing the brief polling of the jury reading of the verdict and the courts motion Prominent men and women of the city suiTOunded States Attorney Edwin V Champion to congratulate him ou outcome of the trial Claim Sex Insanity Thurman had offered as the only defense a claim that Thompson WHS insane in matters of sex and sough to show that incontrollablc desires made him irresponsible for his at tack on the pretty cafeteria hostess In support of his claim he made an unsuccessful attempt to introduce Thompsons diary and admitted the story of the attack on Miss HaM mark as contained in the youtliF 2500 word confession Champion fought back with the claim that Thompson was legally sane Thompsons confession told of picking up Miss Hallmark as she waited for a streetcar taking her to a lonely section beating her into unconsciousness as she resisted nis advances tearing off her clothes and then throwing her body into a cemetery ditch Dwarf Held in Default of Bail OSAGE Aug law took Marshall Shorty Bascombe 27 old dwarf at whom everybody lad laughed since he was old nough to know seriously today Lacking bond he was held n jail awaiting a grand jury inves igation of the shooting of Marie Mcggctt 24 pretty waitress who old him to stay away from her and refused to accept his gifts He vaived to the grand jury when ar before Justice Donald Che lock on a charge of assault with in ent to kill filed by County Attor ney Carl Conway R G Cummings Osage is his attorney In Critical Condition The girl who won a prize in a July 4 beauty contest was in a crit cal condition at Nissen hospital here following the shooting Tues day night at the Wendell Tubbs residence where she roomed The ullet was removed and physicians said she would recover if infection did not result Bascombe hoped today that she Aould recover His ever mounting resentment against the fate that left him feet tall and the people who look ed down and twitted him drained away Tuesday night when he he girl from his ambush of jeal ousy on the front porch of the home where she lived Doesnt Blame Girl It isnt any of her fault Shorty said Maries a good kid She didnt know He told how he had been included on parties which the waitress a1 tended You couldnt hardly say we ha ever gone together he said bu she was as nice to me as she wa to any of the others for a while She didnt laugh at me as much a the others when someone started kidding me about my size like theyve done since I was old enough to know Meant to Kill Self But she wouldnt have datej with me when I finally asked her And she wouldnt take the things I wanted to give her I went to her house moaning to kill myself so she could see But when I saw her sitting there something came over me I was ad at the whole world So I shot her instead County Attorney Conway said to day he had talked with Miss Meg gett Asked to Be Wife She told me he said that two weeks ago Shorty had asked her to marry him It was then the girl said she realized how the dwarf felt towards her and told him to keep away County officials took precuations to prevent Bascombe from attempt ing to take his own life after he had asked for a gun to kill himself AT LEASTSEVEN DEAD IN WRECK Derailed Freight Catches on Fire and Oil From Tank Cars Feeds Flames TEMPLE Texas Aug 1 least seven men were believed to day to have perished when a Mis souriKansasTexas freight train was derailed and caught fire last night near Bruceville Texas Eight men six of them Negroes were injured when 30 of the 80 cars in the train left the track and piled up along the rightofway Oil from several tank cars in the wrecked section fed the flames and rescue workers said they probably would not be able to start clearing away the wreckage until late today Sheriff W B Mobley of Waco who arrived at the scene soon after the wreck said survivors told him they were positive seven persons were trapped in the burning cars All of the members of the crew es caped injury Two Iowa Counties Get CornHog Checks Bv ASSOCIATED PRESS HOUSE REJECTS MOVE TO AGREE TO SENATE PLAN Suggested Whispering Campaign Against F R Revealed WASHINGTON Aug 1 Pi Continuing its opposition to Presi ent Roosevelts wishes the house efused again today to accept the rovisions in the utility bill to abol sh unnecessary holding compan es This action was taken in rejecting motion by Chairman Rayburn of the interstate commerce committee o instruct house conferees on the egislation to agree to the section pprovcd by the senate by a one vote largin Rayburn said if his motion were ejected we may not complete ac ion on the utility bill this session Vote 155 to 209 Representative Huddleston D Ala said the issue between the louse and senate bills was orderly ixecution for mob murder The vote against the Rayburn mo ion was announced as 155 to 209 That was a majority of 54 against Previously the house rejected the abolition clause by a 70 vote major ty Today was the first time a roll call was taken however Later Huddleston DAla of fered a motion to instruct the house conferees that they insist on a con ference under just fair conditions and that they might insist if they see fit that no one be present other than conferees Point ot Order Speaker Byrns overruled a point of order raised against the Huddles ton motion by Representative Elan ton DTexas with the declaration the chair hopes this house has the right to dictate the conduct of its members in conference E P Cramer New Jersey adver tising man told senate lobby investi gators today he had suggested that utility companies start a xvhisper ngcampaign that President Roosevelt is insane The suggestion Cramer testified was made last March and was part of a detailed program to defeat the new deal He said the whispering campaign was not carried out Paid to Learn Ropes On the other side of the capitol he house lobby committee heard a Chicago utilities official testify he lad paid a Washington lawyer 5500 o teach him his way around Wash ngton so he could work against the utility holding company bill In the midst of these develop ments the president issued a state ment expressing hope that the dis pute between Italy and Ethiopia would be adjusted The house today moved toward de jate on the new 5270000000 tax Dill Meanwhile Secretary Morgen thau declined to tell the senate fi nance committee whether the meas ure disregards the presidents recom mendations He agreed the treas ury would have to be satisfied with whatever bill congress enacted Bridge Builder Dies METUCHEN N J Aug 1 Gustav Lindcnthal who climaxed his life as a bridge builder by de signing and constructing the Heli I Gate bridge in New York died last night at his home He was 85 College Education Every year thousands of youths abandon the ambition to enter col lege merely because they are with out accurate information as to pres ent day costs and expenses or be cause they fail to realize how irajiy opportunities exist on every campus for financial selfhelp To assist ambitions and deter mined youngsters over the hump this season the GlobeGazette of fers a timely new service booklet How to Get a College Just off the press carries de tailed tabulations on tuition fees board and room and incidental ex penses in all the principal colleges and universities from coast to coast scores of practical suggestions nn ways and means of financial self help on the campu Inclose 10 cents to cover cost handling and postage Use coupon Additional first payment corn hog checks were being distributed in two Iowa counties Wednesday Humboldt county farmers received checks totalling S2338 and an adj dttiona 56000 in checks were re ceived in Monroe county The sec ond consignment of checks brings Monroes total to 546191 The Mason City GlobeGazette Inormation bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C In inclose herewith 10 cents In coin carefully wrapped for the new booklet How to Get a Col lege Education Name Street City Siaie Mail to Washington D C ;