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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 1, 1935, Mason City, Iowa MEM OF iof S M 0 I v r 11 t NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI ASSOCIATED PRESS USASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FKIDAY FEBRUARY 1 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 96 DENIES CLAIM BRUNO WROTE NOTES HEAD OF HOLTS ENEMIES SEIZED BY GUARDSMEN Senator Long Returns to Resume Murder Plot Inquiry 1 BATON ROUGE La Feb 1 31 J Bourgeois president of the Square Deal association of Louisiana fighting Huey Longs dictatorship was arrested today at the association headquarters here A detachment of guardsmen sur rounded the skyscraper building in which the Square Deal offices are located went upstairs and placed the militant Bourgeois under ar rest He was led down to the street by the guardsmen followed by a great crowd of spectators Taken to Hotel Bourgeois was taken down the street toward the hotel in which Senator Huey P Long has his head quarters As national guardsmen in rein forced sentry details paced with fixed bayonets around the towering Louisiana statehouse spectators j crowded into the supreme court iH chambers in the building for the lii resumption of the murder plot in Controversy Flares Up Over Sale of Warrants Girl Reveals Naval Bid Fix quiry by the senator I1 The chambers limited IfeS pacity was filled quickly I seating ca pacity was filled quickly and state R police turned away scores of other f persons who sought admittance A Witnesses Helfl Ready if Matches of witnesses many r wearing emblems of the Square fijTrDeal association of Louisiana ap t i2peareiatthecliamber and were fSiicidcd iiffij a3si3erooin ready jtb Ji Womak the local dis Plmct court judge before whom the was initiated left the ourthouse for the capitol just be the session was to begin irrounded by guards and troojs reached Baton Rouge seat of 3ifiis dictatorial empire at one and a half after he arrived at Orleans by train from Wash i Under Martial Law He did not tarry more than a few Uiijjiejlfninutes in New Orleans and sped the highway with a motorcade j followers 1 fefj He swept into Baton Rouge now 1 fjstlinder martial law with 700 soldiers j pjlend an undetermined number of rjgluitate police both in uniform and clothes When Long arrived in New Or i his chief bodyguard Joe Mes assaulted Leon Trice Associ Press staff photographer as took a picture of Long leaving the train As Trice snapped the picture i Messina struck him in the mouth I with his fist Trice who was no s4matcn physically with the husky dropped his camera Long Looks On Long who was looking on shout From Miss Judy Kitchen secretary to the chairman of a southern shipbuilding firm came the first positive assertion in the sen ates munitions inquiry that major shipbuilders were in collusion on naval bidding She described a conference of the big three builders at which collusion was termed a customary procedure Shown with her is Stephen Kaushenbush investigator of the senate munitions commit tee Associated Press Senate Votesfor Soldiers Home Inquiry Leader of Vigorous Partisan Discussion EMMONS FARMER KILLED BY TRAIN Crew Not Aware Torkleson 40 Was Struck Body Found on Track Rhin Give it to him Joe Do any thing you want with him With that Messina struck thj photographer with a blackjack on jthe back of the head and knocket jhim down The bodyguards then destroyed the camera and stalkei i toff with the senator The camera was struck with the blackjack as he leaned over to pick up hi Camera It came without warning as the bodyguards had not said ob jection would be made to pictures Trice was taken to a hospital where his wounds were dressed Cigaret Tax Revenue DES MOINES Feb 1 C jMerkens superintendent of the cig aret tax department reported rev enue from the cigaret tax during anuary amounted to w FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Friday night and Saturday except un settled in east portion Friday BBI H Slightly warmer in north ii WMt portion Friday night and 1 In south portion Saturday MINNESOTA Generally fair Friday night and Satur i day little change in tempcra nt ture Ififl IN MASON CITY jStfftt GlobeGazette weather figures 24 hour period ending at 8 Friday morning Thursday 2 in Night 22 fvt 8 A 51 Friday ZX Trace of snow and mist EMMONS Minn ert Torkleson about 40 was fatally injured Thursday night when struci by an M and St L train about 600 feet soutri of the Emmons station the train crew did not know tha the victim haa been hit The body of Torkleson was found by Melvln Herfendahl who lives a Norman According to Coroner L G Hewitt of Northwood who was called to investigate it was obvious that Torkleson came to his death from being struck Dy the train Leg Cut Off At oclock last night a freight crew went over the line and it was believed that this was the train which caused Torklesors death One of the victims legs was cut off and a large hole was dis covered in the top of his head Torkleson lived on a farm about 8 miles east and a little south of Emmons Surviving are his mother two brothers and three sisters Body at Albert Lea Funeral services have not been announced The body has been tak en to a funeral home at Albert Lea No inquest is planned Emmons is on the IowaMinnesota stateline with a small portion of the town in Iowa The accident oc curred in Iowa WEEKEND WILL CONTINUE MILD Generally Fair and Warmer Weather Is Forecast for State DES MOINES Feb 1 Jnued respite from winters sever ty was forecast for Iowa for the weekend Temperatures were slightly below the freezing mark ast night throughout the state The maximum was 34 at Dav enport while Sioux City and Charles City and Mason City re corded a minimum of 22 Heavy mist but no rain was reported at nearly every weather station Generally fair and warmer weather was forecast for the week Shippers were warned to pro ect for temperatures of 20 de rces in the north and 25 in the outh portions of the state i DBS MOINES Feb 1 joint resolution to provide for an investigation of alleged political activities of the soldiers home at Marshalltown was adopted by the state senate today after a vigorous partisan discussion The vote on the resolution which was sponsored by Senator Chris Reese democrat Marshalltown was 40 to 1 with Senator John N Calhoun republican of Keosaqua casting the opposing vote The measure which now goes to the house for consideration pro vides for the appointment of a com mittee of six members to investi gate the charges and report to the present assembly session May Call Witnesses The committee is empowered to subpoena witnesses and obtain rec ords and is allowed an appropria tion of 300 for its work Senator Reese alleged officials of he home had been active in politic1 n violation of the state law Previously he had reported mak ng an inquiry into the charges and said Commandant B C Whitehill had denied knowledge of the politi cal affiliations of emlpoyes The partisan discussion on the senate floor arose when Senator eorge W Patterson republican of Burt expressed his opinion that it eemed to be starting a precedent or investigations of political acciv ty and that if this is so there are ome other places we ought to in estigate Appeared in Paper Patterson read an article which e said had appeared in a Cedar lapids paper purporting to show a opy of questions asked applicants or positions on a state highway atrol Throughout the summer we were nformed a measure would be intro uced for a state patrol system he aid Now it appears political con derations are being injected into hat situation The Kossuth county senator read s among the list of questions such HOUSE RECEIVES RESOLUTION FOR PROBEOF AFFAIR Herring Says Bill Being Drawn Will Answer Wegman Charge DBS MOINES Feb 1 troversy over the states sale of in anticipatory warrants to the Carleton D Beh company of Des Moines without a public bearing flared at the statehouse today with state officials and both houses of the legislature involved in the argu ment Major developments were 1 Three democratic representa tives introduced a concurrent resolu tion calling for the appointment of a joint investigating committee to probe the sale Drawing Up Bill 2 Advisers of Governor Herring were reported to be drawing a bill for introduction which not only would provide for public bidding on future sales and the issuance of a refunding issue to replace those warrants outstanding but would place the arrangements under a of three the governor the comptroller and the treasurer 3 Governor Herring said the bill o be drawn was his answer to charges by Treasurer Wegman that IB knew of the proposed sale to the Beh company and challenged Weg mari to support the bill j Weicorhes 4 Wegman said he welcomed the proposed investigation but declared he had not seen the bill to be intro duced in the legislature I have heard though that it presumes to substitute for the executive council a group consisting of the governor the comptroller and myself Weg man said I probably wont need to answer the legislature will probably answer1 5 Two members of the state exe cutive council supported Wegmans recent statement that the sale to Beh had been mentioned at a coun cil meeting at which the governor was present Sponsors of the resolution were Representative Lamar Foster of Ce dar A H Bonstetter of Kossuth and A H Baumhover of Carroll Entitled to Facts The resolution set out that in view of criticism and insinuations of irregularities and appearing that there are conflicting state ments and reports relative to such sale the people of the state of Iowa are entitled to have the true facts in the matter The investigation resolution SINGING SLAYER OF NEW ORLEANS DIES FOR CLARK MURDER NEW ORLEANS Feb 1 UP Neu singing slayer dropped to his death through the gallows trap at the Orleans par ish jail at p m in pay ment of the murder ofSheffield Clark prominent Nashville Tenn businessman The 28 year old night club en tertainer went to the gallows filled with religion and penitent Although realizing that but a few short minutes separated him from death the dapper slayer still showed some evidence of the happy carefree temperament that prompted him until recent ly to mock in song his fate Henry Meyer professional hangman adjusted the noose and pulled the trap Late yester day Meyer was sworn in as spe cial deputy for the fortieth time Meyer has sprung the trap at the executions of 39 men and one woman thorizes the appointment of three members of each branch with au thority to require the treasurer of state and members of the executive council to furnish necessary papers records and minutes of their pro ceedings relative to the sale Power of subpoena administra tion of oaths and the right to make Turn to Fuse t Column t Rathke Claims Patman Broke Faith on Bonus Iowa Legion Chief Asserts Congressman Favored Plan at Miami ST ANSGAR Feb Patman Texas representative was accused here last nigbt of breaking in his flationary plan for payment of ac justed service certificates be adop ed by congress This charge was hurled at th Texan by William C Rathke Glenwood department commande of the American Legion of Iowa in an address before a fourth dig trict conference of his organization I sat in a sixhour conference he recalled at which the nationa organization in Miami arrived a a resolution requesting early pay ment on the certificates It was it the nature of a general request an purposely avoided singling out an one of the several methods of pay ment Sat in Committee Wright Patman sat in on that committee meeting With my own ears I heard him say that the reso lution decided upon was acceptable to him that he would support it Thats why I say in bald terms that in lining up against the American Legion at this time he is guilty of an absolute breach of promise The first question to be decided in congress the Legion chief ex pplicants were required to fill out n Linn county the following Did you vote in the democratic primaries from 1928 to 1934 Are you a comrnitteeman or committeewoman What else have you done for the party Do you believe implicitly in the new deal Interruptions Frequent If the conditions which it appears exist in Linn county are general over Iowa only persons who can prove they are good democrats can get jobs and if this is so then we are going to have a highway patrol I would not favor Patterson said Members of the senate interrupt ed frequently to contend that Pat Ttirn to Jauc Z Column 1 AUDITOR REPORT WILL BE STUDIED Legislative Committees to Scan Workings of Iowa Liquor Board DES MOINES Feb 1 auditors report on the liquor com mission will be studied in detail be fore legislative committees dealing with the subject decide on their pro ceedure committee members said today The committees in the senate and house yesterday were notified of the completion of the audit and a copy of the report was filed by State Auditor C W Storms with Senator M X Geske D of McGregor chairman of the senate judiciary committee The committe now has before it a resolution which would provide for an investigation of the liquor com mission and the operation of the liquor control law An authorized liquor commission spokesman charged that State Audi tor Storms violated a promise he would withhold the report on the commission from publication until he commission bad time to prepare data to refute controversial issues when Storms released the report to the newspapers plained is whether there should be payment now on the adjusted com pensation certificates After that decision is reached there can be a verdict as to which of the numer ous plans of payment should be em pl03ed The main principle should be established and the details will take care of themselves he sug gested Talks About Reasons In discussing the reasons back of the Legions asking for immediate payment Commander Rathke de clared that if the same formula and interest rate had been used in ad Turn o Pane J Column S COMSTOCK WHO LIKED JOYRIDES GETSTWO YEARS Good Time Charley 1 Sent to Anamosa for Theft of Cars Odeon Comstock whose escapadi with automobiles brought him th epithet of Good Time Charley was sentenced by Judge Joseph Clark Friday morning to two year in the state reformatory at Ana mosa Thesentence came when the d fendant pleaded guilty to a count attorneys information charging him with driving an automobile with out consent of the owner County Attorney Frederick Shaffer decided Friday morning t accept the defendants plea o guilty to two counts on the lesse offense and dismissed the case be fore the jury in which Comstoc was charged with the larceny of a automobile Admitted He Took 11 Judge Clark concurred with th county attorneys opinion that th evidence in the case did not wai rant conviction of larceny of an au tomobile under the Iowa statute Although the defendant had admi ted taking 14 cars on joyrides ther was no clear indication of inten to gain permanent possession these motor vehicles it was pointe While conviction on the charg of larceny of an automobile carri with it a sentence of 10 years th crime of driving an automobi without the consent of the owne has a maximum of one year each count Added Another Count The defendant was being trie before the jury in the larceny cas specifically on his taking of a ca belonging to Dr A L Dittmer o Thornton To this the county attor ney added another count operation of the automobile of O C Hanson 501 Twentyfirst street southeas without the consent of the owner n accepting the plea of guilty on the lesser offense As the defendant pleaded guilty both counts the judge sentenced lira to one year on each one the two sentences to run consecutively Indication of Outcome An indication of the ultimate out iome of the trial was seen before any of the evidence was submitted when Defense Attorney J E Wil iarns in examining the jury panel Thursday brought out the techni al difference in the legal defini ions of larceny of a motor ve icle and operating a motor ve icle without consent of the own r The court held the defense at orneys concept to be correct and Williams continued to test each uror on his ability to distinguish etween the two offenses in the vent he was chosen to try the ase The actual entry of the dismissal f the first case the plea of guilty nd the sentence was made in the Tum to PHRP J Column Report 2 Russian Guards on Ship Slain by Pirates 75 Children on Steamer Including Some Americans Federal Idle Aid Is on Day to Day Basis Green Hits Lump Sum Plan Scores Auto Code Extension WASHINGTON Feb 1 Dwindling cash resurces put federal aid for the jobless on a day to day1 basis today and focused capital at tention anxiously on a senate com mittee behind whose doors were locked a 54880000000 money bill This lumpsum measure with its to taper off direct re lief and to put 3500 00 on work relief depended for its future largely on Senator Carter Glass D chairman of the appropriations committee Class still was unsatisfied at administration explanations as to just where the money would go Down to 50 Million At federal relief headquarters Harry L Hopkins said his admin istration was down to and was making no comitments be yond Feb 10 He estimated the months relief needs at An expression of dissatisfaction was directed at the big lumpsum relief measure by William Green president of the American Federa tion of Labor He said the proposal to pay a maximum of a month on public works projects would tear down the wage structure of private industry Reject Auto Code Green said also the A F of L would not accept the automobile code as extended by President Roosevelt last night But BDetroit ballot by the national automobile la bor board showed 90 per cent of 46 211 workervoters recorded them selves as not affiliated with Greens organization The administrations social secur ity program struck a slow congres sional pace Chairman Harrison of he senate finance committee said it could not be enacted by midFeb ruary as urged by Secretary Perk s Apparently to accelerate the bill a white conference mapped changes n the security legislation for pre to congressional commit ees Tuesday Political Contributions Secretaries Morgenthau and Perk ns conferred with President Roose elt on the modifications but de lined to make them public They agreed however that some substantial changes would be ecommended in the WagnerLewis ills for unemployment insurance nd old age pensions Other developments Letters sent from democratic eadquarters asking shipbuilders to ontribute to the Roosevelt 1932 ampaign fund to put other than a Turn tq Paste 3 Column 7 HONGKONG Feb 1 Russian guards aboard the S S Tungchow carrying 75 American British and Scandinavian school children were killed by pirates ac cording to a report today to the China Navigation company agents in Shanghai All the children were reported safe The British second engineer of the ship which is under British registry K McDonald was report ed wounded The casualties were presumed to have occured during the battle for possession of the ship The British naval intelligence in Shanghai was advised that the ves sel headed for Junk Bay Hong kong after its release and was due to arrive late tonight Refuse All Information The Shanghai agents for the China Navigation company owners of the Tungchow refused to di vulge any information concerning the vessels seizure but asserted that all the passengers on board were unharmed Word of the steamers safety came while British war vessels combed the China coastal waters in search of the craft 36 hours over due at Chefoo its destination The children on board were re turning to the foreign mission school at Chefoo after a seven weeks holiday Misses Scheduled Call They boarded the steamer at Shanghai Tuesday and were due at Chefoo yesterday Concern for the vessels safety arose when the Tungchow failed to make a sched uled call enroite at Weihaiwei The China inland mission station authorities at Shanghai said the majority of the children among the passengers were British subjects but some are Americans The mission school at Chefoo has sn enrollment of It was sched uled to reopen today after the New Years recess IRUNO MAY HAVE POSED AS PRINCE windlers Victims Identify Newspaper Photographs of Hauptmann ST PAUL Feb 1 Dis atch said today in a copyright ory that Bruno Richard Haupt ann on trial in Flemington N J r kidnapmurder of the Lindbergh aby might be the man who nearly ne years ago engineered the fa ous Hohenzollern jewel swindle in le northwest Several victims of the swindler who obtained thousands of dollars in the Dakotas and Minnesota in 1926 have identified newspaper photographs of Hauptmann as the man who posed as a German prince and borrowed money on royal jewels of the House of Hohenzollern the Dispatch said Among those who are positive in their identification the paper list ed the Rev H J Schaar Morris ton S Dak pastor where the swindle netted S12500 Schaar was among those who befriended the prince DEFENSE EXPERT TESTIFIES HE IS NOT BEING PAID Defense Claims It Never Contended That Fisch Was Writer By WILLIAM A KINNEY Coiiyricht 1036 by Tlie Associated Press FLEMINGTON N J Feb 1 Jft volunteer handwriting expert today disputed and criticized the findings of eight fellow craftsmen that Bruno Richard Hauptmaun wrote the Lindbergh ransom notes John M Trendley of East St Louis 111 who testified he was serving Hauptmann without pay declared Hauptmann was not the writer of the notes and charged further that the conclusion of the states chief expert that Haupt mann penned the importantly in criminating nursery note was based only on the word is The defense meanwhile revealed its exact theory regarding the dead Isador Fisch by declaring it never contended that Fisch wrote the notes or perpetrated the kidnaping and murder of baby Charles A Lindbergh Jr It held however to the belief Fisch colected the futile 550000 ransom Picks Out One Word So taking the whole ransom note Edward J Reilly chief de fense counsel asked of the nursery note which was left on the window sill when the Lindbergh baby was stolen from the top to bottom we find that Mr Albert S Osborn testifying for over 40 years all over the country with samples of the defendants handwriting before him and with this note the first notefound in the nursery ir a comparative test upon which he makes his observation and opinion to this jury picks out the word is and compares it with the iss of Hauptmanns is that correct It is Trendley said Trendley declared ithis opinion that tie important first ransom note known as the nursery note was written by a lefthanded man trying to disguise his handwriting No Saturday Court Justice Thomas w Trenchad announced today there would be no court tomorrow in the trial of Hauptmann He made the decision after Chief Defense Counsel Reilly informed him that the two day recess would permit the defense to prepare ita 36 demaining witnesses Attorney General David T Wil entz opposed it Charge Intimidation Defense counsel today charged in timidation of the prisoners alibi backers Reilly burly chief of the defense staff said 1 Seven of my witnesses have been intimidated by came to their homes and claimed they were representing the state of New Jersey 2 He expected to call several additional alibi witnesses but If I should give you their names you can be sure they never would get here Would Prolong Trial 3 Because of the prosecutions tactics against his ting police on their trail while still keeping them under relentless cross TAKEN FOR A RIDE Says Cost of State Equipment Is Rising DES MOINES Feb 1 Comptroller C B Murtagh reported rising costs of state equipment and supplies ranging from 56 per cent for cotton goods to 4 per cent for fuel during the last fiscal year end ing June 30 1934 When gangland brought forth the vivid phrase Take him for a ride meaning a ride with cruel murder at the end thousands of in quiries were received from news peper readers who wanted to know who had invented it or used it first Similarly questions are asked about countless other words phrases and expressions Our new booklet Familiar Sayings as sembles more than 500 of the ques tions most often asked together with the answers Fascinating grip ping it will refresh your memory and interest and amuse you Write today Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGaieWe Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose herewith 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for the new booklet on Familiar Say ings Name City State Mail to Washington D OJ ;