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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 9, 1935, Mason City, Iowa Ct 3 M u i ft 11 f T OF I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NSWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI ASSOCIATBlfpMJSS LEASED WIRE SERV1CI MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBKUARY 9 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 103 Big News of Past Week Trial Labor Battle Are High Spots END TESTIMONY IN KIDNAP TRIAL Uof SEW YORK Feb 9 luptmann defense at Flemington Eted after making a vigorous ef h to cast doubt on the states fee Witnesses were produced who said they aaw Bruno Hauptmann in New York the night of the kidnaping f lumbermen testified that rail 16 of the famous ladder was not part of a board taken from Hauptmanns at tic a filling station attendant said that he saw the ladder on the back of a car on March 1 but the man at the wheel was not Hauptmann The state in rebuttal produced several witnesses in an effort to clear the dead Isador Fisch of any I part in the crime by stating they were with him on the night of lnj March 1 War With Labor r J In Washington the administration faced a prospect of war with labor in the automobile and steel indus tries The president stood firm on V his extension of the auto code until June 16 He indicated however that jj in the meantime the code would be il reviewed Norman Thomas the so I pialist leader recommended that la xr form a political party in op losition to the administration Senator Wheeler of Montana pro josed government ownership and peration of railroads Report F R Will Take Hand in Fight Gov Thomas H Moodie of North Dakota was ousted by the supreme ourt of that state Fay Webb Vallee went into court m New York to get an abrogation of a separation agreement with her crooner husband Rudy whereby he lays her 100 a week Counsel for ludv described Fay as the wors wife a man ever had Fays father that Rudy was no angel n his personal life Hitler Gets Offer On the other side of the Atlantii England and France carrying on the struggle for peace in Europe offered Hitler two things namely he scrapping of the Versailles treatj Military woul nake Germanysrearming legal a lyelTas faBtStfeE tbe The latter pro adopted would pledge each ktionto aid any of the signers in Pe event of an air attack The hop ls expressed that Germany will re fern to the league of nations Hitle thinking it over From south America came a feciprocil trade agreement with jrazii1 the first one reached with a iireigh country under the powers iyen the state department by con fessMost important to Brazil is ie halving of the duty on man anese ore iDown from the Canadian wilds me Mr andMrs Olivia Quin plets Dionne They went to a Chi igo1 night club Revolver Battle on Plane Before Crash Denied by Officials i AMSTERDAM Feb 9 CB ioyal Dutch airline officials em hatically denied today reports W a revolver battle aboard the r liner popularly known as the flying preceded the crash Ital toseven men fThe air liner which finished sec id in the London to Melbourne rby fell in the Syrian desert in ucember A dispatch to the Lon in Daily Herald yesterday said fmazing charges that a revolver ttle took place aboard the plane being made in Sourabaya itch East Indies ASSEMBLY GETS UP MORE SPEED IN FOURTH WEEK rlouse Leads in Number of Measures Given Final Action DES MOINES Feb 9 two houses of the Iowa general as sembly combined during the fourth week of the present session to speed up the legislative mill as bills ilowed from communities to be ap jroved by the members The house led the senate how ever although a majority of the passed measures were confined to routine or sectional subjects The most important action of tht was the final passage of Uit two farm mortgage moratorium bills rewritten by the joint com mittee on emergency legislation Botn received the approval of both branches to extend the mortgage moratorium and the redemption period to March 1 1937 two years longer than the original date of ex piration Vote Extra Exemption The house in addition approved a further emergency measure to extend two years the provision al lowing real estate owners an ad ditional exemption of which may be in household goods Investigations featured in the weeks activities the house voting to inquire into all warrant sales since Janl1925j and to resolve ibW of the whole to consider the proposed investiga tion of the Iowa Soldiers home at Marshalltown already adopted by the senate The move to investigate the ac tivities of the Iowa liquor control commission hit a snag in the sen te where it was temporarily held p in the appropriations commit ee after being reported out by ju iciary committee No 2 After the ppropriations committee finally eported it out with a proposed 00 appropriation action was held up until the report could be printed n the journal Vote Ministers Pay The subject of paying ministers each for opening prayers in the ndividual sessions was debated at ength on the senate floor and re sulted in the adoption of the reso ution already adopted by the house Committees continued their work with the result that a horde of bills were listed on the house calendar for action Work in the senate pro gressed more slowly where fewer rills have been introduced FORECAST i IOWA Cloudy to partly riloudy Saturday night and Sun Rilay not much change in tem jierature J MINNESOTA Somewhat un Kettled Saturday night and Sunday somewhat colder Satur night except in extreme and extreme north IN MASON CITY flobeGazette weather figures 24 hour period ending at 8 ock Saturday morning axlraum Friday 27 inlmum in Night 16 t 8 A M Saturday 33 WEEKLY FORECAST ilCAGO Feb 9 Weather ok for the week beginning day Feb 11 the region of the Grea 3 the upper Mississippi arc Missouri valleys and for th ern and central Great Plains riperature mostly above nor much precipitation likely Wants Iowa CoOp Owned by Producer Nelson Witt File Bill in Senate as Aid to Farmer By GEORGE MOLLS Iowa Daily Press Bureau DES MOINES Feb of the entire ownership of Iowas farmer cooperatives to actual resi dent producers will be asked in a bill which Fred Nelson Hep Story said he will file next week in the senate The measure if passed will af fect the stockholders of nearly 1 000 Iowa cooperatives with a to tal membership approaching 100 000 according to the state depart ment of agriculture More than 350 of these organizations are farm ers elevator companies and ap proximately 300 are cooperative creameries according to the esti mate Senator Nelsons bill would re quire producers who retire and move out of a community to sel their stock to continuing producers at fairly reasonable figures At present cooperatives too often are controlled by outsiders such as farmers who have retired and who have moved to California the sen ator said AS Charter Expires The bill cannot affect the pres ent companies but would become effective in each instance upon the expiration of a cooperatives char ter Technically the senator said the measurewill xseek specify more clearly whkt a cooperative qualify as such and to Differentiate between a coopera tive and a corporation No need for AAA restrictions but an expanded market for Iowas agricultural production is seen by Senator Nelson in his alcohol blend motor fuel bill which he says he will file again this session The same bill with a few changes was defeated in the last session of the legislature The bill would amend the present chapters of the motor vehicle sec tion of the acts ot the extra ses sion of the fortyfifth general as sembly by providing for a blend of not less than 10 per cent of power alcohol in all motor fuel sold in Iowa Provides for Tax The measure would provide for a differential tax of 1 cents a gal lon for all gasoline not so treate to encourage the use of the blendec Brunos Baby Laughs for Crowds OFFICERS READY TO DEFEND JAIL Mason City Sheriffs Office Sends Machine Guns to Albert Lea ALBERT LEA Feb by 35 vigilantes local officers today made special preparations to defend the jail following rumors that an attack would be made to free five men from the jail includingSecre tary Jamison of the Independent Union of All Workers Following an inquiry sent to Ma son City Deputy Sheriff Jack Deach left there Saturday after noon to take machine guns and other arms to Northwood where hewas to be met by Albert Lea of ficials Trouble broke out anew Friday night when a group alleged by of ficers to be from the independent union attacked and beat up u man named Cleveland head of the American gas company union for what was believed to be the refusal of the latter union to sympathize with the independent unions cause Meanwhile negotiations at the Potter foundry where rioting oc curred earlier in the week were re ported to be at a standstill Pickets surrounded the plant which has been closed since Tuesday Nine men have been indicted for the rioting Five of these are in jail Gets Directed Verdict CRESTON Feb 9 H H Carter dismissed on a directed verdict C K Hess of Cres ton charged with permitting em ployes to sell beer to minors fuel the senator explained Alcoho can be produced at 28 cents a gal ion from corn saving 70 cents a bushel when the value of the by products are takeninto considera tion the senator said he had been advised Tests at Iowa State col lege at Ames show the blend wil give the motorist increased mileage and greater efficiency he said The measure which would go into effect Jan 11936 recognize the impossibility of getting euougf alcohol for an immediate 10 pe cent blend and provides for a grad uated taxing scale with the pro ducer being required to sell mor and more of the blended product as time goes on to escape paying th differentialtax ENZOS TWO WIVES WAIT FOR BOXER TO MAKE UP HIS MIND Rebuttal Witness Bruno Hauptmanns baby Manfried proved he was anything but camerashy when Mrs Hauptmann took him out for an airing near the courthouse at Flemington N 3 While Hauptmann neared the end of his trial his youngster was attracting so many people along the street thatpolice had to be called to holdback the crowds Associated Press LORD SCHOONER WEATHERS BLOW Australian Cruiser on Way to Aid of Seth Parker Near Tahiti SAN FRANCISCO Feb 9 The American four masted schoon r Seth Parker which sent out jails for assistance last night dur ng a heavy storm approximately 300 miles north of Tahiti apparent ly had weathered the blow today The naval radio station at Hono lulu picked up a message from the raft at EST saying a m a m situation improved ROME Feb 9 fast stepping Enzo Fiermqnte was 6X7 pected today to quit his shadow boxing and deliver to one or both of the Mrs Fiermontes an emotion al knockout Mrs Madeline Force Astor Dick Fiermonte and Mrs Tosca Fier monte have been languishing under Italian skies for several days now hopeful now disconsolate while En zo makes up his mind Mrs Madeline Fiermonte the present wife waited in a sumptuous Naples hotel confident the boxer who left the Roma at Algiers would return to her In Rome Tosca who had spoken darkly of Italian law which still holds her to be the fighters wife became wrathful and closed her door to questioners The bronzed pugilist kept sternly aloof and dined with a third Mrs Fiermonte from whom he never has been mother He was out to all enquirers ei his hotel slightly Previously a message said conditions about the same but dont believe rolling as badly as were The schooner carries Phillips Lord nationally known as the char acter Seth Parker the captain and 11 crewmen Continual calls for help were sent out during the night saying the boat was in extreme danger with high seas hurling walls of water on the decks No damage was reported and an S O S call was not flashed The cruiser Australia of the Aus tralian navy with the third son of King George the Duke of Glouces teraboard heard the Seth Parkers calls and started to the schooners aid The cruiser was variously re ported as being from 100 to 300 miles away and other wireless re ports picked up here said it would reach the distressed craft this morning Whether it had arrived was not learned although the radio marine corporation of America and the naval radio stations here were listening for messages Pair Admit Theft of Equipment at Farm BEDFORD Feb 9 T V Lacy of Taylor county an nounced Robert Don 23 of Wauke gan HI and Elmer Lee 22 of Bedford signed a statement admit ting theft of equipment from the Bert Safely farm near here Lacy said be believed the statements cleared up a series of puzzling Iowa farm robberies during last year Urges More Help to Cities for Highways DES MOINES Feb 9 H Ames city manager of Ames ad vocated greater state financial aid to cities for maintaining primary highways within city limits before the Iowa Eneineering society hexe PROPOSES LEVY ON MACHINERY Conners Bill Would Place Tax on Labor Saving Equipment WASHINGTON Feb 9 proposal to tax the use of labor say ing machinery was put forward in congress today as the house ways and means committee studied the administrations security program The tax was suggested by Chair man Connery DMass of the house labor committee He said the plan was designed partly to meet the contention of the National As sociation of Manufacturers that the 3 per cent payroll tax embodied in the security bill would tend to encourage installation of more la bor saving devices Connery agreed some employers might try to install more machin ery to reduce thesize of payrolls on which the tax for unemployment insurance is to be levied OPPOSES WAGE PROVISIONS FOR WORKAID BILL Watches Intense Battle in Senate Committee on Relief Act By D HAKOLD OLIVER WASHINGTON Feb 9 Watching the intense struggle over the administrations work and relief bill the capital heard a report today that President Roose velt had decided to take a direct hand in the fight Some senate circles understood that presidential intercession to have the prevailing wages amend ment stricken from the bill was a possibility While Chairman Glass D Va and Senator Byrnes D S in charge of the bill in the senate ap propriations committee said they had not been informed of it one member of the bill framing group said he understood President Roose velt was dispatching a communica tion to the committee requesting that the wage provision be elimin ated on the ground it would the purposes of the measure Senator Not Sure The senator was not sure his in formation was correct but he said he understood the communication was to be read to the committee when it resumes consideration of the legislation Monday The amendment pushed by Sena torMcCarran CD Nev and ap proved by the committee Thursday on a 12 to 8 vote would require the MRS DWIGHT MORROW EXPECT RULING ON GOLD MONDAY Regular Saturday Session of Supreme Court Justices Watched Closely WASHINGTON Feb 9 long suspense over the gold clause cases appeared to be near an eni today as all surface indications le payment of public works wages equal to the scale prevailing in pri vate industry in each locality The president in his message to congress Jan 3 said compensation on emergency public works should be in the form of security payments which should be larger than the amount now received as a relief dole but at the same time should not be so large as to encourage the rejection of opportunities for pnLat L ILL nljtmnni1f nit frVlQ VITIO OI observers to Delieve the suprem court probably would announce it decision Monday The regular Saturday conference of the justices this afternoon in a basement room at the capitol was watched closely in the hope that Chief Justice Hughes might emerge with definite word of a decision date There was no expectation in in formed circles that the opinion it JUSTICE DENIES NEWTIONFOR DIRECT VERDICT Mrs Morrow on Stand as Closing Witness Against Bruno By WILUAM A KINNEY Copyright 1933 bi Tho Auodited Iress FLEMINGTON N J Feb Testimony came to an end today in the trial of Bruno Richard Haupt mann for the kidnaping and murder of Baby Charles A Lindbergh Jr with the babys grandmother Mrs Dwight W Morrow giving testi mony to clear away defense insinu ations against her maid Violet Sharpe A renewed motion for a directed verdict of acquittal was promptly denied Anne Morrow Lindbergh be reaved mother of the slain baby was in court to hear her mothers testimony She held back tears as Mrs Morrow related that Violet Sharpe was in her home serving dinner as late as p m on the night of March 1 1932 when the baby was kidnaped In Yonkers Restaurant A defense witness had said Vio et Sharpe was in a restaurant at Yonkers N Y with a gray blanket over her arm at p m that night Court adjourned at p m It will resume for the beginning of summations at 10 a m next Mon day Mrs Morrow said she saw her maid again between 11 p m and midnight on the kidnap night A man had testified for the defense that he saw a woman resembling a baby in Day in Congress By ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate In recess Judiciary subcommittee hears more protests over 30 hour week Finance committee studies so cial security House In recess Interstate commerce commit tee discusses oil legislation Labor subcommittee probes Lundeen social security bill FRIDAY Senate Amended farm credit bill Appropriations committee ve toed new currency financing of relief bill Senator McKellar DTenn sworn in Judiciary subcommittee heard manufacturers opposition to SO hour week House Passed four department ap propriation bills Appropriated to con tinue investigation of bondhold ers protective committees Rules committee decided ra dio telephone ad telegraph legislation should be handled by renamed merchant marine com munications and fisheries com mittee Ways and means commttee and labor subcommittee heard expositions of rival economic se curity measures Military committee in secret meeting with army command hears proposal for Hawaiian air base vate employment or the leaving of private employment to engage in government work Only What He Reads At his press conference late yes terday the president said all he knew about the differences in the appropriations committee was what he read casually in the papers Admiral Christian J Peoples treasury procurement chief who is slated for an important post in the new relief setup had told the ap propriations committee This is an emergency measure to put the dolerelief people to work make them work for their wage at a less rate intentionally so than the prevailing wage so as to com pel the individual or form an in ducement for him to seek work whenhe can find it elsewhere m private employment On the other hand Peoples said the permanent public works pro gam for which the president has asked congress to appropriate 000000 will be done under con tracts providing prevailing wages Opposes Application of Norman Baker to Start Radio Station DES MOINES Feb 9 pe tition asking the federal radio com mission to intervene in the appli cation of Norman Baker to operate a radio station in Muscatine was sent by Attorney General Ed OCon nor Hearing on Bakers application is set for Feb 14 OConnor opposes the application on the grounds Ba ker is a fugitive from Iowa on a medical practice charge Baker formerly operated an institute at Muscatine for treatment of cancer might be announced today yesterday the court adjourned over tae weejcend It could change jts mnd and meet in fornla ses sion today but there has been no sign that an administration offi cials recent advocacy of such pro cedure appealed to the tribunal The official felt that if the gold cases were decided on a Saturday after stock exchanges closed it would give the government more time to take any action deemed necessary House May Soon Get Proposal for Army Air Base in Hawaii WASHINGTON Feb 9 CSV There were indications from con gressmen today that the proposal to build a army air base in Hawaii may soon find its way to the house in bill form A suggestion to establish such a military aim in the United States furthermost point of defense in the Pacific was discussed in secret meetings yesterday by the house military committee General Doug las MacArthur chief of staff and other high officers of the army Winthrop Rockefeller Digs Ditches as He Learns Oil Business JENNINGS La Feb 9 ten digging in his ambition to learn the oil business from the ground up Winthrop Rockefeller grandson of the multimillionaire oil pioneer John D Rockefeller Sr has just completed three months work as an ordinary laborer in fields near here the early hours of March 2 getting on a streetcar in New York at the 42nd street ferry Rebut Every Point Much of the defense case which was rebutted on every point was built toward casting suspicion upon Miss Sharpe and Isador Fisch Both are dead The maid committed sui cide just before she was to be ques tioned for the fourth time in the kidnap investigation Fisch died in Germany of tuberculosis in March 3934 He left this country in De cember 1933 and Hauptmann claimed he gave him a shoebox for safekeeping the contents unknown to him being the 514600 Lindbergh ransom money which police found in Hauptmanns garage Mrs Morrow was a rebuttal wit ness for the state The defense of fered no surrebuttal Whispered Conference There wad a whispered conference between attorneys as Mrs Morrow left the stand The defense con sented to the introduction of a pho tograph depicting the gate of a Bronx cemetery to evidence and Atty Gen David T Wilentz turned to the court The state rests he announced The defense rests echoed Ed ward J Reilly for Hauptmann Egbert Rosecrans of defense coun sel offered his motion for directed verdict without repeating the rea sons he had given at the end of the states case in chief Justice Treneb ard overruled the motion advised Tqrn to Pane a Column 6 ENGLISH LANGUAGE Springfield to Celebrate 126th Lincoln Birthday The English language especially as written and spoken in the United States is richly larded with words phrases and sayings that lend it touches of humor and add immeas urably to its color and graphic quality Here is a booklet Familiar Sayings brings together sev eral hundred of the expressions giving their sources or origins It is divided into topics such as the Army the Navy the Bible indus try commerce geography etc and it has been carefully indexed to make it readily available for refer ence purposes The booklet costs but 10 cents a copy to cover cost and postage Use coupon SPRINGFIELD HI Feb 9 CSV Abraham Lincolns home town will observe the one hundred and twen tysixth anniversary of his birth with ceremonies at which interna tionally known speakers will honor the memory of the Civil war pres ident The Italian and Japanese ambas sadors the national commander of the American Legion and the presi dents of tha University of Toronto and Williams college will come to Springfield for Lincoln day February 12 Tuesday is Lin colns birthday which is tradition ally observed in the city where he practiced law campaigned against slavery and is buried The midday luncheon club which is devoted to bringing prominent speakers here will hold the most elaborate ceremony on Monday eve nine The MaSon City Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose lOc in coin careful ly wrapped for the new booklet on Familiar Sayings Name Street City Mail to Washington D O ;