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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP MARLON E R HIS MEM a A ULPT OF IQiYA c3 MO IV NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 41936 NO 102 30 BELOW EXPECTED FOR NORTH IOWA HARTZELL SAYS HE TAKES BLAME FOR WHOLE DEAL Mental Test for Drake Fraud Promoter Is Ordered CHICAGO Feb 4 M Hartzell chief defendant in the re cent Drake mail fraud trial in which he and seven others were convicted told Judge Philip L Sul livan today that he Hartzell was responsible for the whole deal Hartzell already serving a prison term as a result of a previous con viction on a similar charge volun tarily subjected himself to question ing by the court In the trial be re fused to testify As aresult of hia statement Judge Sullivan continued a motion on behalf of sever of the defend ants until Feb 17 and ordered Hart zell subjected to a mental exam ination Granted New Trial He had previously granted a new trial for Albert R Gregory of Wenatchee Wash the eighth de fendant Judge Sullivan had just passed a sentence of five years in the peni tentiary upon Canfield Hartzell of New York brother of Oscar when Defense Attorney Edward A Hess interrupted with a plea that Oscar Hartzell be subjected to question ing This man Oscar Hartzell is possessed of an obsession and he will talk He will probably save the Hess Deal Legitimate Oscar Hartzell said The deal is legitimate today Everybody who put their money in it will get it back at the legal rate of interest and a bonus Hartzell said a W J Stewart got the money he said he sent Eng land in promotion of the estate claims but he refused to say to whom Stewart turned it over Who is settling the estate for you The powers that be How big a deal is it he was asked I dont know it all but its the biggest and most complicated deal in all the world Guilty of Treason Here Judge Sullivan who had heard witnesses tell how they be lieved it to include a great part of all the property in the world inter jected Well youre surely right about that You can send me to jail for an other term if you so desire your honor said Hartzell but I will never reveal who are in the inner workings of this vast estate in Eng land I would be guilty of high trea son and traitorism Those said Hartzell were his or ders from the powers that be The sentence given Canfield Hart zell by Judge Sullivan was nullified under the final order for a continu a nee on a motion for a new trial for all of the defendants MOREGOLDTO LEAVE COUNTRY Treasury Grants Licenses for Export of Another WASHINGTON Feb 4 treasury department announced to day the grant of licenses for the exportation of 57250000 in gold These licenses were applied for in the 24 hours ending at 3 p m today The amount was in addition to the 5605000 licensed for export yesterday Of the total officials said J6750 000 was consigned to France and the remaining to Holland A total of four banks were in volved but their names were not disclosed It was understood the li censes granted covered all applica tions for shipment the department has received Todays licenses brought the total of gold exports to 512855000 since the outward movement was renewed two days ago On February 2 the flow of gold across the Atlantic was reversed for the first time since September 1934 Roosevelt Ho Ids Conference on Taxes STATE DIGS OUT OF SNOWSTORM TRAINS STALLED ON THE INSIDE HENRY J ROELOFS Roelofs Charges U S Amendment Violated ON PAGE 12 Second Chapter of King Edwards Life ON PAGE 2 Lovejoy to Run for Iowa Supreme Court ON PAGE 12 Valentine Parties Is Haskins Offering OUTSIDE COL PAGE 4 New Threat Seen of Iowa Coal Shortage ON PAGE 2 Iowa Cities to Compete for Safety DES MOINES Feb 4 Iowa State Safety council an nounced plans today for two safety contests among Iowa cities with re duction of automobile deaths as the goal Phil H Sproul executive secre try of the Iowa council will start iit once on a trip through the state to enroll eligible Iowa cities in a state contest and the national safe ty council nationwide intercity contest In the state contest cities will compete on a basis of percentage reduction of highway deaths over last year Sproul said He stated the nationwide contest would be on a basis of percentage reduction of au Burglars Get SIOUX CITY Feb 4 glars broke into the offices of the Block Coal company early this morningand stole from a safe tomobile deaths over the threeyear average from 1933 through 1935 Has Five Groups In the national contest Iowa has cities eligible to enter five groups based on population whereas there will be no population limit in the slate competition Sproul said It may be possible to award a prize to the city showing the largest percentage decrease in highway deaths for the year it was stated Population groups for the nation al contest are From 100000 to 250 000 which would include Des Moines only from 50000 to 100000 from 25000 to 50000 from 10000 to 25 000 and from 5000 to 10000 Dubiique National Winner In 1934 Dubuque won the national contest for cities from 25000 to 50 000 SENATE REPEAL OF THREE FARM BILLS IS VOTED McReynolds Says Lobby Is Seeking to Block Neutrality Bill WASHINGTON Feb 4 white house conference of chiefs of the governments lending and col lecting agencies was summoned by President Roosevelt today as capitol hill awaited more concrete word of the administrations tax plans Summoned to talk with President Roosevelt were Secretaries Mor genthau Wallace and Ickes H Jones chairman of the recon struction corporation Stewart Mc Donald federal housing administra tor Chester Davis farm adminis trator and Cyril Upham one of Morgenthaus assistants The white house described the meeting as a periodic checkup on the governments revenue and ex penditure position Budgetary Problems But vast budgetary problems im pended A bigsupply of cash must be raised next spring to meet the cost of paying the bonus for which Mr Roosevelt has asked an appro priation of The white house has passed the word that at least would be needed in taxes to finance the new farm program while in formed sources have projected an other 230000000 to amortize the l3onuscost These statements ready have had theEffect of spur ring inflation talk on capitol hill Still to be estimated are relief demands in the next fiscal ycsr Morgenthau once mentioned the fig ure of Inclusion of Upham in the con ference aroused some speculation t During congressional sessions he has served as Morgenthous contact man at the capitol Senate Repeals Farm Bills Speedily heeding President Roose velts request the senate today adopted a brief bill repealing the Bankhead cotton control act the KerrSmith tobacco control act and the potato control act The house has yet to act The action was taken without a dissenting vote and with barely two dozen senators on the floor Chairman Smith DS Car of the senate agriculture committee explained that this bill proposed to repeal the trio of measures upset by the supreme courts invalidation of the AAA and it went through in less than a minute after it was pre sented on the floor Sees Trade Lobby A charge that a powerful lobby is seeking to block the administra tions permanent neutrality bin be cause it might reduce foreign trade was made before the house rules committee today by Chairman Me Clearing Highways Out of Mason City Highway commission plows pnumlcd their way through huge drifts to clear the primary highways in all dirocliniis out of Mason City Tuesday morning A hove is one or the snow battling units fighting its way through n nfnot drift on Hie south Clear LaUo mail near West Haven Lock photo Kiiyonay engraving G 0 P Charges Relief Funds Used in Politics With Threat of TROOPS READY TO Mason City was one of the first cities of the state to enter the con test This step was taken Saturday by City Manager Herbert T Bar clay when he was visited by the president and executive secretary of the state safety council Harold Wolfe chief of police was identified by Mr Barclay as director of the enforcement and engineering angles of the contest and C H Barber of the Mason City safety commission as head of the educational features of the contest Toes of Left Foot All Fmgers Removed OELWEIN Feb 4 Pito Ciserno Mexican laborer at the Chi cago Great Western roundhouse here froze his hands and feet last week Gangrene set In and physi cians yesterday amputated all his fingers and the toes from his left foot Reynolds DTenn of the foreign affairs committee Appearing before the rules com mittee to ask for right of way in the house for the legislation Mc Reynolds said hehad reason to be lieve there has been a lobby here for the very of defeating the measure He told reporters afterward he bad information that some inter ests fighting the bill desire big trade open trade He added that some members of the house dont want to vote for a section providing for discretionary embargoes on ship ments of war materials to belliger ent nations because it would inter fere with some classes of trade Farm Relief Up Both branches of congress had be fore them a second of the major po litical questions farm relief in the administration bill to protect soil fertility on farms producing food for the nations 127521000 and in sure if possible against price de structive surpluses The population estimate was given hy the census bureau for 1935 Of other developments Senate munitions investigators undertook to prove that the allied powers in opposition to the treas ury used some of the first money borrowed here in the World war to pay off loans by American private General Walkout at Pekin 111 Summons 1500 Men From Jobs PEKIN 111 Feb 4 lational guard troops were ordered to be in readiness to move on this city today as a general strike called by the Trades and Labor assembly took more than 1500 union men from their jobs this morning The general strike was labors at tempt to force a strike settlement at the American Distilling company whore for more than a week pickets have prevented workers from carry ing on their labors The general strike threatened to stop all commercial and industrial activity by union workers and craftsmen in this city of 17000 It would affect some 3000 union mem bers including motion picture oper ators barbers truck drivers bar tenders carpenters and othes Vital services aside from the de livery of fuel were not affected by the strike call Utility employes streetcar men and bus drivers are not organized But with the drivers of coal and oil companies on strike indications were that a fuel shotage possibly might ensue in the face of a zero weather forecast for tomor row Although Adjt Carlos E Black said in Springfield today no national guard troops had been ordered into Pekin he announced preparations were beingmade for such action in event of trouble The Howitzer company of the One hundred thir tieth infantry Illinois national guard based at Mt Vcrnon 175 miles south of here departed shortly after midnight for Peoria The company has mcnt tear gas equip ville builders of the Hawks Nest tunnel in southern West Virginia declined to appear before a house committee investigating charges that hundreds of men died of sili cosis after wnrxing in the tube Both Representative Warisworth New York and Republican Chair man Fletcher said they knew noth ing of reports that some eastern re publicans favored a ticket of Gov ernor Landon of Kansas for presi dent and Wadsworth for vice presi dent President John L Lewis emerged from the latest episode in the in dustrial unions vs craft unions fight with the emphatic backing of the United Mines Workers he heads Boos Greet Green Boos and a cry of back to the mines Bill greeted President Wil liam Green of the American Federa tion of Labor late yesterday as he pleaded before the mine convention that the fight be dropped Delegates bankers J P Morgan attended the turned down Greens plea and hearing Decline to Appear Representatives of the Rinchart and Dennis company of Charlottes pledged support anew to Lewis drive for industrial unionization The supreme courts failure yes terday to decide the question of the Tennessee valley power programs constitutionality led to speculation that the court was divided in a live ly dispute Sonic felt that Justices Stone and Van Dcvanter were writ ing conflicting which would be the majority opinion no one even guessed Strife Within Its Young Group By MAX BOYD Associated press Staff Writer WASHINGTON Feb 4 publican regulars confronted by a threat of strife among younger members of the party welcomed the chance today to concentrate atten tion on charges that some of the ad ministrations work relief fund has been used for polii cal purposes The democratic political scene as quiet temporarily pending an address by Chairman Farley of the national committee at a Roosevelt dinner in Miami Fla tomorrow night Whether Farley would renew the attack on the American Liberty league and other critics was unans wered Amendment Proposed Senate republicans planned to ask that the senatorial campaign ex penditures committee be directed to investigate whether relief money has been used politically This was proposed as an amendment to the resolution of democratic leader Rob inson for the customary election year inquiry into campaign outlays The threat of controversy amongyoung republicans at the partys national convention arose after the election of J Kenneth Bradley of Westport Conn as chairman of the executive commit tee of the Young Republican Na tional federation Picked by Fletcher John H Carton of Lansing1 Mich declined to make the election of his opponent unanimous Cartons friends said his stand was based on a feeling that Chairman Fletcher of the national committee had pick ed Bradley lor the job News that Daniel E Morgan of Ohio allied with Senator Borah of Idaho in preparations for the re publican convention was on his way to the capital increased expectancy that Borah soon might clarify his wishes regarding the Ohio presiden tial primary Allied With Long A possible step to mend old differ ences between the Roosevelt admin istration and the Louisiana state political organization was seen by some observers in a postoffice de partment request that Representa tive Maloney DLa recommend a postmaster appointment Maloney who was allied with the late Sena tor Hucy P Long said he was pleasantly surprised Senator Minton DIml in a re ply to a letter from John J Hnskob former democratic chairman re sented your intimation that liber ty loving Americans can find no place to rally except under the ban STATE RESTS IN KID CANN TRIAL Marda Liggett Daughter of Slain Publisher Last ofWitnesses MINNEAPOLIS Feb 4 state rested in the Walter Liggett murder trial today after Marda 10 year daughter of the assassinated American publisher gave the prin cipal testimony for the state this morning The prosecutions plans of calling Wallace Liggett 12 the son to the stand in the trial of Isadora Kid Cann Blumcnfeld charged with assassinatingLhe publisher Dec 9 last were discarded when attorneys for both sides entered into a stipula tion fixing the time of the killing at p m The little girl answered four ques tions and was excused without any cross examination She testified she saw two men in the front seat of the car which car ried the players of her father the night of Dec 9 Liggett was as sassinated by a machine gunner in an alley adjacent to his home GOVERNOR OLSON DENIES EVER WRONGING LIGGETT ROCHESTER Minn Feb 4 Taking formal cognizance of charges made Monday by Mrs Wal ter W Liggett Gov Floyd B Olson from his hospital suite here today told the Associated Press that I never wronged Liggett in any way nor wished him any harm Testifying yesterday in the trial of Isadorc Blumenfeld Kiel Cann 1or the killing of her publisherhus band Mrs Liggett said Governor Olsons gang ordered it or permitted it referring to the machine gun death of Liggett Primary Roads Are Cleared Around Mason City Blizzard Blamed for Death of John W Thompson 63 at Dumont Iowa Tuesday bunowed its way out from beneath Monday nights paralyzing snowstorm which blocked highways stalled trains and brought bitter below zero tempera tures back to harrass the entire state The snow ranging from a half inch in the southeast section up to eight inches in the west and north part of the stntc piled into six to ten foot deep drifts before a lath ing wind And temperatures which sank below zero held there or continue their decline as skins cleared over the entire state and the weatherman forecast this newest sinking spell would carry the mercury to 30 be low in he north half of the stale and to 20 below in the south Tues day night Open Main Roads The state highway commission at Ames said Tuesday afternoon that all of Iowas main highways many of which were snowtalockcd early Tuesday would be open to traffic by nightfall District engineers reported 17 highways were impassable Tuesday morning because of drifting snow The worst conditions were report ed intheeast and northsections of the state Many aide roads were blocked the commission said and transportation will be impeded for several dajs Basketball Game Cancelled Mason City high school stayed at home Tuesday calling off a basket ball contest with Austin Minn be cause roads were blocked between here and the northern city Esthervilles junior college basket ball team was unable to make the trip to Mason City Tuesday night Cor a scheduled game and the Mason City high school wrestling team was prevented from appearing at Osage by drifted roads A dozen trains were reported ei ther snowbound or annulled Blampd For Death The blizzard was blamed for one death in North Iowa John W Thompson 63 manager of the Du mont Farmers Grain company worked until 7 oclock Monday night at the office handling the increased coal accounts After battlinghis way home in the storm he entered the house and collapsed a victim of overexertion and heart disease Mason City had a minimum of 18 below Monday night and the new snow amounted to six inches bring ing the total on the ground to about 13 inches Primary roads out of Mason City were cleared before noon Tuesday The maintenance office of the high way commission put three plows to work at an early morning hour Two plows Doubled Two plows were doubled to clear No 65 south and No 18 west One plow handled the snow easily on No 63 north Heavy drifts were en countered on No IS west The snow was badly drifted es pecially in the cuts made in the previous drifts and with the possi ble exception of No 65 north en tirely blocked traffic until the plows were out All trains into Mason City were several hours late Tuesday morn ing and several train schedules were cancelled Railroads found it necessary to run plows ahead of trains to battle huge drifts The southbound Great Western train due at a m arrived at a m Tuesday The Rock Island southbound due at a m arrived at a m and the northbound due the same time came in at a m The Milwaukee trains had simi lar difficulty No 11 out of Chi cago due in Mason City at a m arrived at oclock No 3 due at a m didnt get in un til 1 oclock Tuesday afternoon Heavier snow was encountered in the eastern part of the state it was reported No 14 due out of Mason City at Tuesday awaited the arrival of No 3 Schedule Cancelled The North Western railroad did not operate trains Monday night or Tuesday morning The M and St L cancelled its northbound pas senger train due out at a m and started the snowplow southward The storm cut down attendance FORECAST IOWA Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday colder in east portion Tuesday night continued cold Wednesdav MINNESOTA Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday colder in north and extreme south past Tuesday night continued cold Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 8 Above Minimum in Night 18 Below At 8 a m S Below Snowfall 4 Inches Precipitation 16 nf an Mason Citys snow you ner of the American Liberty urcmc contin league Lund Regional Youth Administration Head ST PAUL Feb 4 officials announced appointment of could find any place where it stood still long enough to submit to meas ISli inches The uous storm which got under 2 GIRLS BURNED IN TRUCK FIRE Iowa Youths Battle Through Blizzards to Get Aid From Walker CEDAR RAPIDS Feb 4 Nellie McGraw 15 of near Walker was near death and Nadine Bcnesh 15 also of Walker less seriously burned as a result of an explosion and fire in a truck in which they were riding from Center Point to Walker about 10 oclock last night in the Wizard at the schools Tuesday Supt R B Irons considered the advisability of suspending classes at least for the forenoon but found that attend ance was much better than was an ticipated The high school had an attendance of better than half and the grade schools had an average better than that Pete Karamitros who operates a school bus from the northwest part of the city was unable to get through in the early morning but later telephoned the superintend ents office he was bringing the children in Buses in Operation Bus lines of the Jefferson Trans portation company were back inAo operation Tuesday after the lation of several runs during the night because of bad vision and drifting snow A bus which left here at oclock Monday evening for Spen cer went as far as Wesley where it remained for the night returning Tuesday morning A bus due from Minneapolis at a m Tuesday arrived at a m F R Fockler manager can celled the continuation of the run to Des Moines however The bus which was to have left Des Moines at midnight for Mason City also was cancelled because of bad vi sion Mr Fockler stated The run from Mason City to Waterloo Mon day night apparently met with no difficulties 16 Below at Osage At Osagc where a low tempera ture of 16 degrees below zero was recorded 6 inches of snow wag re ported which was badly drifted The snow plow started west at Harold Klime 22 of Jesup driver of the truck which is owned oclock Tuesday morning to open up the blocked roads for the mail The storm caused all roads around Forest City where a minimum of 19 by the Jesup creamery and Jay degrees below zero was reported to Oliphant of Walker companions of j drift full State highways were the girls leaped from the truck being opened Tuesday morningand when the gasoline tank under the I work was progressingon county seat hurst into flames and dragged highways although it will be some the blazing girls into the snow time before county ronds are opened Klime was burned but not scr1 The M and St L train to Forest iously City was annulled Oliphant battling snow hip deep A Dos Moines truck with 180 at time carried both girls to a farm house half a mile away while Klime plowed through snow to an Tuesday accounted for 6 inches of this total 2 inches having been recorded before 8 a m Monday in the form of a fluffy snow which was just right for blow ing At the sugar plant north of C B Lund as regional director of i the city Monday nights minimum the national youth administration in temperature 10 below zero and 12 midwest states and South Dakota including Iowa way late Sunday afternoon and continued until the early hours of other house farther away where there was a telephone He sum moned aid from Walker but it was then and considerable time elapsed before help could get through the drifted highway The clothing of both girls was nearly burned away in the fire and they sufferer severely from expos ure despite the mens coats which were wrapped around them the new inches snow was figured at 8 bushels of potatoes was stalled on the road between Crystal Lake and Forest City Monday night and men worked several hours trying to gel it out Charcoal fires were built in the truck in an effort to keep the potatoes from freezing Belmond Roads Drifted Belmond reported a minimum of 16 below zero Some of the sec ondary roads which had just been opened up wero drifted cloed Others have not been opened for several weeks The snowplow wwu ;