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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 2, 1935, Mason City, Iowa IMP iifJLON E R I 3 MEM a All PT or l A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION invic CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 97 Down World Court Huey Long Murder Plof Highlight for Week TELLS OF PLOT TO KILL HUEY NEW YORK Feb 2 UB fltf American participation m the world court has once more been withheld The issue was decided in the sen ate this week and an unexpectedly IJH strong opposition rose to beat it down Proponents mustered 52 votes in favor of adherence but needed 59 Among the 36 sen ators voting against It were 20 democrats who wouldnt heed the administrations plea for support of the issue Defeat of the world court resolution was President Roosevelts first major defeat in the present congress How much Wegman Opposes Anticipatory Warrant System FAVORS CHANGE his prestige has suffered remains to be seen World court advocates conceded a last minute flood of telegramsunloosed by a plea from Father Coughlin Detroit radio THE WEEKS BIGGEST NEWS Senate defeats world court entry Huey Long charges murder plot Labor at odds with president on auto code Soviet debt settlement fails Hj priest had much to do with the re Ik jection by the senate CRIES MURDER PLOT Huey Long crying murder plot dashed back to Louisiana I from Washington to take a hand in A the troubled affairs of his realm l Soldiers with fixed bayonets were on guard in Baton Rouge ar 1 the Kingfish assumed the ole oi 5J ihiet investigator of the plot to C assassinate him He charged a j district attorney and four sheriffs were leaders in the plot Er C nest Bourgeois missing leader of l the antiLong Square Dealers turned up suddenly was arrested hi then released STATE EXPECTS TO UPSET STORY Gang Careers End in Chair Labor fell out with President Roosevelt over the chief executives I extension of the automobile code Auntil June The executive coun of the A F of L protested la leaders iad been consulted It called the code The threat of itrikes in the motor industry oomed SETTLEMENT COLLAPSES Hope of settlement of soviet to America collapsed In than five minutes Secretary SjlArlull rejected a soviet proposal in tyolving extension of credits We lot encourage the hope that agreement is now possible he Boulder Dam biggest in the Kvorld was put into use and the iurbulent Colorado river came un control of mans hand at last l A lake 115 miles long will be formed It will take three or four years to do it French and British statesmen peace in Europe There indications an alWnelusive had been reached and IS that Germany will be invited to w lliii Celebrated President Roosevelts 53rd birthday at 7000 parties Ujkl Sold Six paintings by J P Mor jjwj gan for Sfts Died Richard Washburn Child 54f I former ambassador to Italy j lowan Succumbs to Auto Crash Injuries it CENTERVILLE Feb 2 jRufus Funlchauser 58 Moravia farmer critically injured in a col hision of three automobiles south of Moravia yesterday died in a hos pital here of a fractured skull Report Says Speakeasy Trip Was Reason for Sharpe Suicide FLEMINGTON N J Feb 2 UP The state of New Jersey will clear the name of Violet Sharpe injected into the Lindbergh kidnap case by the defense Assistant Atty Gen Robert Peacock said today Miss Sharpe a maid in the home of Mrs Dwight W Morrow mother of Mrs Charles A Lindbergh com mitted suicide when she was to be questioned for the fourth time by officers investigating the kidnaping Peter H Sommer a surprise de fense witness yesterday testified that he saw a woman who re sembled the maid carrying a blond baby enteririg a Fortysecond street crosstown trolley car near the Hud son river ferry house the night of the kidnaping Had Visited Speakeasy A New York paper reported that Miss Sharpe visited a proscribed speakeasy the night the Lindbergh baby was kidnaped explaining why the 28 year old housemaid commit ted suicide Without naming its informant the newspaper says Miss Sharpe contrary to orders of the householdT visited the banned speakeasy in the Oranges The shadowy figure of Isador Fisch long since dead was also projected once more in uncertain outline against the background of Hauptmanns defense today in his rial for the murder of the Lind bergh baby Recess for WeekEnd Into what part of the kidnaping mzzle the defense planned to place hem was not explained as a week end recess cut short the trial until Monday Sommer related how he saw the woman resembling Miss Sharpe and a man who looked like Fisch noard the streetcar A second man assisted them he said Sommers story was due for a sharp attack Monday by Attorney General David T Wilentz when rial is resumed In cross examination yesterday the attorney general produced what he considered damaging conflicts n Sommers testimony and order ed a full investigation of the wit ness background over the week end Confused in Answers Sommer who charged the attor ney general with trying to confuse him floundered about in a maze of IwouldntsayyesajidIwouldnt sayno answers when court ad journed John M Trendley 67 year old handwriting expert of East St Louis 111 was the only other de fense witness of the day His testi mony under the careful guidance of Tura to Page 2 Column 1 FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Satur day night and Sunday some what colder Sunday in the northwest portion MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday colder Sunday IN MASON CITY Hj GlobeGazette weather figures for fyfi4 hour period ending at 8 oclock morning Maximum Friday 35 I P Minimum in Night 28 L1 i At 8 A M Saturday 32 j WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO Feb 2 ijllsutlook for the week beginning Feb jit For the region of the Great Colder by or before middle week but no severe cold now in Vcated week as a whole will be the upper Mississippi Missouri valleys and the jJTthern and central great plains beginning of week over north Ions but no severe cold now in icated mostly moderate temper iures over south portions no vuch precipitation likely Execute Mais and Legenza for Slaying Leaders of Notorious TriState Gang Had Long Decords STATE PENITENTIARY RICH MOND Va Feb 2 land careers of murder kidnaping and robbery ended today in the electric chair for Robert Mais and Walter Legenza Mais still suffering from six machine gun bullet wounds went first at a m Saturnine poker faced Legenza followed 16 minutes later at a m They were electrocuted for the murder of Swell M Huband dur ing a mail truck robbery here last March 9 The notorious tnstate gang which they led however had a record of two known murders and several suspected killings a kid naping and numerous robberies In Stoical Silence Shivering in the chill air of a winter daybreak Mais told Super ntendent Rice M Youell that he was not present at the slaying of Huband but that he was present when the robbery was planned Legenza maintained a stoical si walked to the chair acconM panied by two guards Legenza was taken in a wheel chair unable to walk because of two broken legs suffered in leaping over an em bankment to escape Philadelphia cast was removed from Legenzas right leg to permit af fixing of the electrode A cast of his left leg was not removed Final Prayer Said Last hour spiritual nd prayers were Fred Seiler of the Salva Robert Mais right and Walter left were executed in the electric chair in Richmond Va for murder ending long gangland ca reers Mais sweetheart Mary McKeever below was with them when they were captured in New York after breaking out ot Richmond jail tion Army TRIAL OF COOPER TO OPEN TUESDAY Demurrer to Indictment of Liquor Board Chairman Is Overruled CEDAR RAPIDS Feb 2 defense demurrer to the indictment of Harold M Cooper chairman of the state liquor commission charg ed with violating the Iowa liquor control act was overruled today noon by Judge H C Ring in dis trict court here following argu ments by counsel for the defendant and the state Coopers trial ia scheduled now to start at 9 a m Tuesday in district court Cooper is accused in the indict ment of violating section 85 of the liquor act by permitting J LeRoy Farmer president of a local canning company to unlawfully possess li quor Coopers attorneys c J Lynch of Cedar Rapids and Board man and Cartwright of Marshall town argued today that this section of the act pertains only to members of the liquor commission and to commission employes A demurrer in the case of Farm er who pleaded not guilty to a charge of illegal possession of li quor will be argued Monday men refused breakfast be fore electrocution The executions were carried out before a jury of witnesses as pro vided by law Newspapermen re ceived announcement of the deaths in the office of the prison board from William M McCraw secre tary of the board Asked how the men stood the ordeal he said I did not see it Pulled By Guard The switch was pulled by a guard whose name was withheld Both men received two shocks and were pronounced dead by Dr Herbert Mann prison physician Major Youell said it was exactly two minutes in each instance from the time the switch was thrown un til the physician pronounced the man dead Both gangsters were pale Le genza naturally so because of his injuries which necessitated blood transfusions in New York Hoods were placed over their heads just before the deadly current was turned on Neither Loses Nerve A witness said neither showed a lack of nerve at the last He said Mais appeared to mumble some thing but that it was inaudible The crime for which the two gangsters were put to death oc curred near the Broad street sta tion about dusk on the afternoon of March 9 1934 Hubands truck was blocked as it crossed a rail road bridge by the gangster cars and he was shot down in cold blooded murder as he sat in the truck with raised hands A Negro companion who was not injured said Huband was unarmed The gang gained nothing but worthless cancelled P W A checks in the mail sacks they believed to contain securities Huband was driving a federel reserve bank mail truck DAfBREAT ONE FORWOODCHUCK Tninnest Groundhog Casts RealShadow Anywhere in State DES MOINES Feb 2 It was a great day in Iowa for wood chucks today Even the thinnest might easily have cast their shadow And even the most confirmed skeptic probably flinched before the legendary prospects of another six weeks of icy highways furnace fa tigue and frostbitten ears The woodchuck known as the groundhog in popular parlance also mice and men cast unmistakable shadows when they ventured into the sunlight that was genera throughout the state today Frigid Wave Gone The weather held little resem blance to the frigid wave that held Iowa in its grip most of January but optimists expressed the hope that the groundhog might be so en thused that he would decide against following custom and returning to his den Whether that would dispell tlit prospect of continuedwinter or whether the groundhog might freeze for his folly they were not certain Colder on Sunday But while groundhog fans bleakly looked six weeks ahead Meteorolo gist Charles Reed made an official report to temperatures above freez ing over most of Iowa today with readings ranging last night from 24 above at Charles City to 52 above at Sioux City Precipitation for the first time in several days did not fall anywhere in measurable amounts during the night The prospects were for fair wea ther tonight and Sunday Reed said and followers of the groundhog system can take it for what it is worth The official forecast is for snow and colder in northwest Iowa late tomorrow Conversations Turn to Discussion About Money Stabilization LONDON Feb 2 An gloFrench conversations unexpect edly turned to discussion of stabili zation today and it was revealed that England and France are both worried over the future of the pound and the franc because of the uncertainty of the United States dollars position Only 4420 Drought Cattle Sold in Iowa AMES Feb 2 far short of a previous low estimate total purchases of cattle in Iowa drought areas reached only 4420 head out of a 60000 quota Henry Eichling assistant drought relief director announced Lampman Withdraws Contest of Election LE MARS Feb 2 a recount of ballots which gave R G Rodman a gain of 46 votes in the race for judge in the twenty first judicial district L O Larnp nian of Primghar withdrew his con test of election ALASKA PLANS BIG GOLD RUSH One of Greatest Rushes in Its History Expected This Spring SEATTLE Wasn Feb 2 is expecting one of the greatest gold rushes in the history f the territory to start this spring Gold production last year was estimated by the federal govern ment at and veteran prospectors said nere today that jreat impetus has been given to prospecting and all forms of mining Its the president and the air planes1 said Eugene C Allen who published the Klondyke nugget 50 ents a copy at Dawson during that gold rush Mr Roosevelts price of an ounce furnishes the incentive to prospectors and extensive development of aviation in Alaska provides the means of going in a few hours to places that for merly could not be reached in months FRENCPOUCE STUDENTS CLASH Cries of France for the French Mark University Demonstrations PARIS Feb 2 T Repeated clashes between French students and police marked by cries of France for the French broke out today in nationwide university dem onstrations against foreigners Disorder was prevalent in the Latin quarters of Paris and in Bor deaux Lyou and Montpellier there was a strict but more orderly strike of medical students Discon tented dockyard workers made even more difficult the govern ments task of keeping the country calm The boycott of classes which med ical studentsbegan on Wednesday as a protest against foreign com petition was said by professors to have turned into a politically led demonstration against foreign in vasion Down with foreigners and sometimes although rarely down with Americans was heard from marching columns of students around the Paris school of medi cine France for the French was the main theme The cries against the Americans were answers to the protests of American students against insults Treasurer Not Backing Bill Introduced by Administration By GEORGE MILLS Iowa Dally Frees Bureau DBS MOINES Feb Treasurer Leo Wegman does not believe in the anticipatory warrant system of paying the sinking funds debts Today while the political fur continued to fly while challenges on the details of the Beh warrant deal still filled the air and changes in the law were advocated on every side Wegman took time out to re veal that he does not believe in the issuance of sinking fund warrants and that he never would do so if the law did not require it Pay As You Go The state treasurer expressed himself in favor of a change in the law making such issuance optional instead of mandatory In that case he said he would go on a pay as you go basis meeting claims against the sinking fund as the cash accumulates in the fund In that way he pointed out no inter est charges would have to be me because of outstanding warrants and hundreds of thousands of dol lars would be saved the state ove a periooy of years On this basis I could have paid off in claims Feb 1 in stead of paying1 off that much in warrants he said The present law requires the treasurer to issue war rants whenever claims totaling 550000 or more have accumulated snd there is insufficient money in the fund to pay them The fund is estimated to be more than 500000 in the red at the present Expect Gold Case Ruling for Monday Administration Ready for Any Possible Eventuality By JOHN T SUTER Cocjrtitht by The Asuoclnttd ITfSH WASHINGTON Feb 2 pectation that the supreme court decisions in the gold cases would be handed down Monday afternoon increased today in the light of un usual preparations made for the ses sion With the administration reported to be prepared for various possible eventualities it was noted around the court that extraordinary pre cautions were being taken for this opinion day of the court in sev eral weeks Definite word that a settlement of the controverted cases impended was lacking But some court at aches and government officials were proceeding as though an his oric occasion was looked for the day after tomorrow Involved in the cases were some 100000000000 of government and irivate contracts Should the court ietermine that they should be paid in terms of the predevaluation gold content of the dollar it would add to these debts TOMOREHJR SECURITY PLANS Critics Clamor as Officials of Administration Make Further Cuts WASHINGTON Feb 2 FORMER DEPUTY TESTIFIES WHEN OTHERS REFUSE Says 2 Former Deputy Sheriffs Were to Get for Job BATON ROUGE La Feb 2 T Huey P Long drew testi mony from a witness today at hla murder plot hearing that two for mer deputy sheriffs had conspired to kill him for The testimony was given by George Red Davis a tall raw boned former deputy of East Baton Rouge Parish who said he and Fred Parker another former deputy had hatched the plot Davis telling his story calmly was placed on the stand after two witnesses had refused to testify claiming constitutional immunity Watched by Police Davis said he and Parker made several attempts to shoot Huey Long with rifles and that they tried to get a shot at him through the window of the governors mansion at the state house again at Hunting Lodge at Maringouin and another time at the governors mansion He said all of their attempts failed be cause they were closely covered and watched by state police The witness said they used a car time The maximum amount of outstanding warrants allowed at any one time is Opposed to Bill Wegman also said he did not fa vor the warrant bill approved by Governor Herringand introduced in the senate Friday because in it the mandatory warrant issuance provision remains mandatory and because it gives the governor two votes because he appoints a comp troller The treasurer was refer ing to a provision in the new bill which would take warrant issuance authority from the executive coun cil and give it to a group composed of the governor treasurer and comptroller The state comptroller is appointed by the governor Green Announced as American Member of International Group GENEVA Feb 2 was officially announced today that William Green president of the American Federation of Labor will be the American member of the international labor organization here While critics velts social of President Roose security program 19 Building Permits WATERLOO Feb 2 city building commissioner report ed 19 building permit totalling S13326 in value were issued here 1 during January Mr Average lowan to Give Report on Taxes How much did Mr Average lowan pay in direct taxes during the month of January How much was his sales tax bill His gasoline tax All these questions will be ins wered in Monday evenings GlobeGazette in a tax box score the first of a series to be published under the auspices of the Iowa Daily Press assication of which the GlobeGazette is a member Remember there is nothing theoretical about the average lowan whose tax fortunes wil be followed throughout the year He is a real person a resident of one of the smaller Iowa cities is 45 years old owns his own home has a wife and two child ren drives a car and makes less than S2000 a year Read the GlobeGazette Mon day and learn how he fared dur ing January from a taxpaying standpoint sought higher benefits administra tion officials were reported today to be drawing a plan to cut proposed federal expenditures by several hun dred million dollars a year The recommendations were not in final shape but one informed capi tal source understood they would call among other things for elimin ation of federal donations for un earned annuities Under the administration plan as now before congress a man of 45 could begin providing against his old age by paying into the old age pension fund Get Money Back At 65 he would start getting the money back plus payments from the federal government equal to tne additional sum he would have con tributed had he started paying when he was 21 years old These payments from the government are called unearned annuities Actu arial calculations showed officials said that they would cost huge sums Another reason for the proposed change members of congress said is an objection raised by some leg islators who argue the annuities would be unfair competition with insurance companies Another Change Urged Another change considered in ad ministration circles it was said is a transfer of the unemployment in surance fund from a social insur ance board to the treasury Wit nesses had told congressional com mittees that if the board adminis tered the money it might seem like charity Word also reached capitol hill that administration officials might Turn ia 2 Column assigned to the office of the sheriff of East Baton Rouge in their travels after Long and had two rifles one belonging to Davis and another to the Lobdell Hardware company owned by relatives of Sheriff Rob ert L Pettit of East Baton Rouge The first witness who refused to answer the questions fired by Long was FredORourke whom Longde scribed as the chief of the Standard Oil company of Louisiana in a revolt last Saturday against the senators dictatorship Still Puts Question I refuse to answer all questions ORourke said in reply to Longs questioning Although ORourke asserted his constitutional rights Long put question after question to him Parker was the other witness who refused to answer questions on constitutional grounds Parker was asked Have you ever undertaken to conspire with anyone to murder an3body in this parish Judge J D Womack presiding at the hearing told Parker he did not have to answer I might answer that but I would not want to put myself in a position where I would have to ansiver others Parker said I wont answer it Asked About Davis Long asked Parker if he with a man named Red Davis under took the murder of Huey Long for a consideration of S14000 I refuse to answer it Parker replied Long further asked Parker whether he and Davis had not gone to a camp near Maringouin La with the purpose of killing him and whether he had meas ured the distance from the levee to the senators hotel window with Turn to rune 2 Column i Famous Beauty Spots Student Killed and 17 Hurt in Rioting BELGRADE Yugoslavia Feb 2 patrolled the Belgrade university district stringently today after a riot in which a student was killed 17 wounded and a police of ficial seriously injured Mrs Byrd Starts on Trip to New Zealand BOSTON Feb 2 Ri chard E Byrd wife of the explorer began today a trip to New Zealand where she will meet her hustand on his return from his antarctic expe dition Here is a booklet that undertakes to give you a handsomely reproduc ed photograph and a condensed des cription of famous beauty spots throughout the United of each state and the District of Columbia It takes the reader from Muscle Shoals in Alabama to Old Faithful Geyser in Wyoming from Delaware Water Gap in Pennsyl vania to Lookout Mountain in Ten nessee It introduces him to Crater Lake in Oregon and to the Magno lia Gardens in South Carolina The booklet is a fine specimen of the printers art and is worth many times its cents to cover cost and handling Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C X enclose 10 cents in coir carefully wrapped for a book let on Natural Scenes of the United States Name Street City State Mail to Washington B C5 ;