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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1935, Mason City, Iowa Tfll iAHLON E R MEM S DFPT OF 10oi S MO I ME I1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS I I Vote Lineup Is Peculiar Stand of Senators on World Court Revealing By HERBERT PLTJMMER ASHINGTON Feb 5 vote in recent times in the United States senate is more revealing of the complexities and curious align ments existing in that body than the one ori Amer icas entry into the world court Many are ask ing for example how to explain why Nye o North Dakota and Bone o Washington ar found a rn o n those votin d can it be explained that No of Nebraska also voted again ASSOCIATED PKJSSS HOUSE VOTES WARRANTS PROBE WITNESS TELLS ItUUIfl Movie Union Czar Slain x ggfeufl sive evidence of how I ccii3 flnstraCl ln Pul S itnj 0 vote alike Spotlight Swerves Incidentally the case of Vanden eroof Michigan who voted for the presents an interesting prop ibereis prominently men tionTLf Compromise republican almost before he got started m the world court debate His reservation uV was accepted quickly by the admm prfjlS istration thus all but forcing hm lot Into the position where he had to I votefor the court H Earlier he collaborated with Nye I 8FE of North Dakota to persuade the Stfmei senate to investigate the munitions industry After the senate agreed aeLHj WVB wasselected chair however Nye was selected me man and has held the spotlight ry 2 Moves of Hauptmann Defense Suppressed by Court By WILLIAM A IUNNEY Copyright IS5 W rrtM FLEMINGTON N J Feb Bruno Richard Hauptmanns de fense today produced a witness who testified he saw the late Isador Fisch jump over a wall at St Ray monds cemetery the Bronx on the night the futile Lindbergh ransom was paid there The testimony was given by nen jamin Heier 24 who identified him self as a writer now employed as restaurant cashier He said he was in a parked ca with a young woman who late married another man and who is now dead and saw Fisch leap to the sidewalk from the cemetery wall on he night of April 2 1932 Says He Paid Ransom It was on that date Dr John F Jafsie Condon testified he paid he ransom to Hauptmann while Col Charles A Lindbergh waited in a parked car Hauptmann accused of kidnap ing and murdering Colonel Lind berghs infant son claimed Fisch gave him the block of ransom age attorneys today openly accused Fisch of being the man who collected the ransom Heier said he identified Fisch from pictures of him in the news papers Shown a picture of Fisch he said There is a strong resemblance Took Several Steps He said the man he saw took sev eral steps toward his car and his face was well lighted by the cars headlights The court ruled out an effort by the defense to show that Fisch vis ited a woman late in 1933 at Bay side Long Island bearing certain packages The court also suppressed tem porarily at least a defense sub poena which would have required Col H Norman Schwarzkopf to produce the releases he gave to newspapers during the Lnndbergh kidnap investigation and ruled out the testimony of a theater patron with which the defense intended to attack the memory of a state wit ness who said Hauptmann spent a ransom bill on Nov 26 1933 Attack Mental condition The defense hinted through ques tions to a department of justice agent John E Seykora that it might attack the mental condition COUNTIES MUST STAND COSTS OF PENSIONBOARDS Supreme Court Supports State in Case From Floyd County shown at the killed by machine g drive Two men riding wi ith Maloy were wounded by the gangsters rve wo bullets one seriously Central Press association photo Morgenthau COOPERDENIED DES MOINES Feb owa supreme court today ruled thai ounty boards of supervisors must iay expenses incurred by county old je assistance boards The decision one of 15 handed own today originated from an ac on brought in Floyd county bj Weston E Jones a taxpayer agams he board of supervisors and the olc ge assistance board District Judg M F Edwards previously had over uled a motion by the defendants t ismiss the action Grothe Violated Duties In the decision written by Justic ames Parsons the court held that he passage of the old age pension act by the general assembly did not contemplate payment of county ex lenses out of funds received from he collection of head taxes by the state commission The decision further held that Jens Grothe Floyd county attorney who started the original action aivi for whom Jones was later substi tuted violated his official duties by Mulock Anxious to Quit Iowa Relief Head Post Herring Declines Accept Resignation of Administrator DBS MOINES Feb 5 H Mulock of Des Moines state relief administrator has offered his res ignation to Gov Clyde L Herring and the chief excutive has declined to accept it Mulock disclosed today that he had written a formal letter of res ionation to the governor Dec 12 1934 and had sent with it an ac companying letter explaining that the press of personal business was the reason for his withdrawal The state administrator has also been in communication with the federal relief office at Washington regarding his desires and has sug eested that the FERA send a rep resentative to Iowa to take his place Points to Record Equal with Mulocks insistence that he be relieved has been the gov ernors refusal to allow him to step out of the position he has occupied for more than two years Governor Herring has pointed to the record Iowa has established in admin istration costs and cited the case of one relief worker who sacrificed a month more salary than that offered to her in Iowa because the Iowa reputation is so good The administrator has franklj said that he should devote mor LIVELY DEBATE Would Slash Cost of Bill Administration Urges Changes in Social Security Plan WASHINGTON Feb 5 administration proposed revamping its own social security program m the interest of cutting costs today as President Roosevelt summoned advisers to polish legislative recom mendations for regulating utility tiolding companies Secretary Morgenthau listed to the house ways and means commit tee three changes wanted in the se curity bill They would increase all around the charges levied for old age pensions put administration of voluntary old age pensions in the treasury and eliminate from old age benefits the farmer domestics and transients To the white house conference on utility holding companies were summoned Morgenthau Attorney General Cumroings members of the power commission Senators Norris and Wheeler D Mont VENUE CHANGE Trial of Iowa Liquor Board Chairman Continued to Next Monday CEDAR RAPIDS Feb 5 defense motion for a change of venue was overruled and the trial of Harold M Cooper chairman of state liquor commission in dicted on a charge of violating the Iowa liquor act was continued until next Monday at 9 a m by Judge H C Ring in district court is 1 if Iowa Farm Census to Take Another Month 4 DBS MOINES Feb 5 t Iowa farm census is expected to be fel completed in another month Frank fnar Salus supervisor for the Iowa dis intnitrict announced He said about half n01 i the lists of questions have been out and returned by census nar enumerators b vfuc ois E tisi day IpSff here today After the courts refusal to FORECAST IOWA Cloudy to partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wed nesday Colder Tuesday night Much colder in central and east portions MINNESOTA Cloudy to partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday coWer in south Tuesday night not so cold Wednesday in central and west portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures 24 hour period ending at 8 iclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday Minimum in Night i 8 A M Tuesday i Another day of melting reduced 40 26 27 iie snow level in this section to ss than two inches and cleared nth snow and ice from roads here a snowplow has been used ie black of plowed fields is bcgin ng to show through in many mann the ransom money in a Bronx graveyard on the night of April 2 1932 Through Phillip Moses a Bronx taxi driver the defense sought to show the presence of four mysteri ous men near the graveyard on the night of the payment Among many other witnesses who took the stand was Mrs Maria Mueller Mrs Hauptmanns niece who said Hauptmann was at his Turn to Pase 3 Column 6 RATHClPANY S i ILL RUNNING Pickets Remain at Plant Firm Says Men Hired to Fill Vacancies WATERLOO Feb 5 strike pickets of the Independent Union of All Workers remained at the plant of the Rath Packing com pany this morning the day shift went to work and the company an nounced it had hired all the men it needed to fill vacancies Two men were arrested for trying to stop workers automobiles At a meeting last night national officers of the union urged members to stick and win The company yesterday declined to sign a contract calling for aboli tion of the plant council and rein statement of eight union members who had been laid off At that time the company announced that all strikers who failed to show up for work this morning would be con sidered as no longer employes Watch for Modifications As the administration watched eagerly for what modifications the senate appropriations committee may write in the controverted 54 800000000 workrelief bill it was learned President Roosevelt had refrained from giving his personal indorsement to the sweeping new banking bill made public yesterday Mr Roosevelt in a memorandum to senate and house banking lead ers said the tentative draft of legislation which would greatly en hance the federal reserve boards powers had been discussed with him He suggested the congression al committees summon its drafters S Eccles governor of the reserve board Leo T Crowley chairman of the deposit insurance Turn lo Pace 2 Column 2 Bandit Run Down and Attempted Holdup of Mail Truck Thwarted PROVIDENCE R I Feb 5 Of attempted holdup of a United States mail truck in North Smith field R I was frustrated at oclock this morning when the driv er of the truck ran down one of the masked bandits and injured him The gunmans two confederates picked him up carried him into their black sedan and sped away toward Woonsocket The injured man was said by the truck driver to have worn an orange mask State police immediately threw a cordon about all the roads in the vicinity and police in Providence Woon socket and other nearby communi ties also joined in the search grant the change of venue the de fense announced a writ of certiorari is being filed to overrule Judge Rings decision Coopers petition charged that news stories in the Cedar Rapids Gazette since Dec 11 have so in flamed the public mind that he would not receive a fair and im partial trial He asked that the trial be held in some county other than Linn Jones and Cedar coun ties of the eighteenth judicial dis trict Farmer Fined Cooper was indicted by the Linn county grand jury on a charge of violating section 85 of the Iowa liquor act by permitting J LeRoy Farmer head of a local canning company to unlawfully possess liquor Farmers local factory was raided bv police Dec 12 and liquor valued at and 200 state li quor seals seized Farmer told po lice Cooper sent him the seals for private preprohibition stock Cooper was in court with his counsel Farmer yesterday was fined 51 appearing against the board of su pervisors when the statute requires him to represent the board in any actions against it Plans No Payment The kppropriation of r as an administration fund for the com mission under the act as passed by the legislature does not con template payment of county ex penses the court ruled We must take into consideration the fact that boards of supervisors are elected by people of their re spective counties the opinion said And that it seems to be inherent in human nature that where a sec tion of the state Floyd county is riven the power to create expenses that they are quite liable to yield to local demands that all expenses possible be kept off the locality and in many cases it results and is bound to result in a tendency to encourage the local subdivision to grab all the funds it can grab To Embarrass Administration This lawsuit has the earmarks of being put up to get a decision that will embarrass the administra tion of the old age assistance act the opinion added The ruling was signed by Justice Anderson and Justices Richards Donegan and Albert and remanded the cast to the district time to his insurance business an that he feels he has served the state through the intensive organ nation period Beady to Step Out I am ready to step out any time the governor will let me Mulock said and Im trying to grt bis permission as soon as Mulock began his relief work under former Gov Dan Turner in the organization of a state relief committee after having served on local welfare boards He received no salary for his work Prof George Keller of Iowa City FAMOUS MORTGAGE LIFTERS CORN AND HOGS IN SPOTLIGHT AMES Feb 5 amous mortgage and major in erest at farm and home week lere today with discussions cen ering around breeding and pro duction of the states two major products The story of several hundred experimental pigs and how they reacted to certain feeding prac tices was to be told by C C Cul Dertson swine feeding and breed ing specialist Economic discussions of the AAA the processing tax on hogs and commercial movements of corn in Iowa also held interest Crop discussions revolved about reducing production costs and use of hybrid strains Judging continued in the Iowa corn and small grain show Led by George Strayer of Hudson a program for organiz ing young farmers clubs was being developed Todays featured speaker was C V Gregory editor of the Prairie Farmer of Chicago who spoke on a longtime produc tion program for the corn belt Beh Issue and Others Since 1925 Would Be Covered DES MOINES Feb 5 TM Iowa house of representatives today unanimously voted to investigate the issuance of all warrants by cer tain divisions of the state govern ment from Jan 1 1925 to the pres ent The vote was 108 to 0 The sweeping investigation came after spirited debate on a res olution originally offered to probe the sale of of warrants on the state sinking fund to the Carleton D Beh company of Dea Moines by State Treasurer Leo J Wegman Three roll calls were required as amendments and substitutions wer offered to the original petition All votes were unanimous Committee of Six Under the terms of the approved resolution a committee of six mem bers three from the senate and three from the house would inves tigate the issuance of all warrants s nee Jan 1 1925 by the sate treasurer the executive council or member the secretary of the the board of con trol and the board of education relief engineer for the state re cently resigned his position to re cently resigned turn to his duties at University of Iowa the State The committee r court for further hearing as out lined in the opinion Clinton Man Facing Prison Sentence as Forger Kills Himself CLINTON Feb 5 dent because of the death of his fa ther and because he faced possible prison sentence for forgery Her bert Petersen 41 ended his life last night with a rifle bullet Petersen had been granted re lease from jail to go to his farm 000 by Judge Ring on a charge of illegal possession of liquor Delbert Greb Farmers factory superinten dent accused on the same charge was fined 5300 Demurers Overruled Imposition of the fines came aft er Judge Ring overruled demurrers and motions to quash argued by at torneys for the two men this fore noon the demurrers attack the con stitutionality of the Iowa liquor act Neither defendant was in court a gambling home north of here to attend his fathers funeral He was to return to jail Monday night pending dis position of his case He chose death instead this afternoon A charge of keeping house filed against Farmer after the raid was dismissed by the state In filing the the demurrers the defendants withdrew pleas of not guilty previously entered Monday they elected to stand on the demur rers and no further pleas were en tered The court ordered confisca tion of the liqour seized in the raid valued at Back to Jail After Receiving Baptism COUNCIL BLUFFS Feb James A Owens returned to his cell to finish serving a six month sen tence on a breaking and entering charge after he had been granted a 24 hour leave of absence from jail to be baptized in an icy stock tank with eight other persons Dickinson Proposes Earmarking Relief Funds for Highways WASHINGTON Feb 5 Earmarking sufficient funds on the proposed work relief rogram to carry on a public high vay building program for at least wo years is favored by Senator Dickinson R Iowa he said PROBEDISOlER AT ALBERT LEA Grand Jury in Session With Plant Closed Following Strike Riots ALBERT LEA Minn Feb The grand jury today was investi gating a riot late yesterday at th Potter foundry where the sheriff and several deputies were injured when they broke through lines of striking workers to release 25 depu ties who were imprisoned in the plant D A Potter owner and manager of the foundry who was beaten up twice yesterday ordered the plant closed today A force of about 75 men some whom were relief workers began trouble shortly before noon Monday vhen they entered the plant and demanded that remaining employes be dismissed as a result of a break tentative agreement PUSH LAWS FOR AIDING FARMER State Senate Approves Bill Passed by House for Extending Time DES MOINES Feb 5 Iowa senate advanced legislation oday along two lines to help im prove the farm debt situation ap roving the revised house bill to extend the period for redemption of mortgaged real estate nd adopting a concurrent resolution to petition congress for reduced interest rates on farm loans Adoption of a minor amendment to the redemption measure to set out that the emergency which brought about the present real es tate redemption law still exists necessitated return of the bill to the house where it was passed yesterday The senate also cleared the way for withdrawal of an earlier bill adopted by both houses to extend the redemption period to March l 1937 by amendment of the existing law Open to Challenge The amending bill would have been open to challenge on consti tutional grounds the attorney gen erals office advised For that rea son the substitute measure was drawn as an independent bill a companion to the bill extending the moratorium on mortgage foreclos ures which was signed by the gov ernor yesterday me investigating would be appointed by the presiding officers of the two Branches four from the majority party and two speaking on an amendment Rep resentativ Robert D Blue W of Wright pleaded with the members to conduct a thorough inquiry rath er than a whitewash Blue Leads Debate Lets bring it to the light of day where the stinking mess may be purified by a little sunlignt Wright county representative the recent threatened sue to the Beh company Purported minutes of a meeting of thefinance committee of the First Checks Sent to Sugar Beet Growers WASHINGTON Feb 5 farm administration announced the first benefit payment checks to su gar beet growers cooperating in the 1934 sugar beet production control program wera in the mails Missng nce Fort Dodge Girl 16 Friday FORT DODGE Feb 5 lice were advised by the parents of IS year old Jeonie Keys that the girl has been missing from home since Friday and were asked to conduct a search for her Appointed Postmaster WASHINGTON Feb 5 Ap pointment of Avis M Fox as act ing postmaster at Little Sioux Iowa was announced by the post office department down m a reached last week When Potter ordered the group of union men from his plant they attacked him A squad of deputized citizens with the sheriff and regu lar police force arrived to rescue Potter and guard the plant Injured in Skirmish Several plant workers who were in jured in the skirmish included Les ter Watterson who was badly beat en up by the union men Ray Sether who was struck on th mouth by a weapon brandished by a union member Ernest Sether who suffered injuries on the face and George Kmitson who receive a cut over the left eye Mayor E L Hayek attempted to pacify the rioters and urged them to refrain from use of more vio lence but was jeered by the men Rioters cut off all moans of com munication from the Potter plant Turn to 1 Column 4 The resolution to seek lower in est for farm loans was passed nanimously and hastened to the ouse for action The resolution sponsored by six epublican senators headed by Sen ator Claude R Stanley of Corning declared the interest rates on farm norteages including those of the land bank to be excessive nd out of parity with those ot other lines of industry Rates Too Excessive These high interest rates were so excessive the resolution declared as to deprive the farmer of nec essary credit and reduce his pur chasing power An amendment which was adopt ed after discussion on the senate floor declared that in view of the fact that federal land bank bonds are issued at 3 per cent the federal government should loan money on federal land bank loans at this same The minutes Representative Sours asserted showed that tne Beh com pany entered into an with the finance committee to buy Si 700 000 worth of warrants for benefit of the five state educa tional institutions Sours and Bonstetter The situation is astounding and should be investigated Sours de clared after a brief skirmish with IB Bonstetter D of Kossuth who interrupted the speaker with toe statement If you have a bone to pick with the state board of edu cation pick it with them and not with the state treasurers The final subsltution came from Representative Lamar Foster D of Cedar who moved to set the date at 1925 and to include the boards of education and control in addition to the other depart ments referred to in the original resolution The question of the gasoline tax refund investigation by the general Turn to Fase 2 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