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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 11, 1935, Mason City, Iowa I 3 MEM cfT OF NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 11 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 104 i New Deal in for Trouble Attack on Richberg By Labor Blow at Administration J rii By HERBERT PLUMMBR ASHINGTON Feb 11 Politicians in the capital are ask ing themselves whether the at tach made on Donald R Rich berg executive director of the national emerg ency council by leaders of or ganized labor be cause of the ex tension of the automobile code against their wishes means that the new deal and per haps President Roosevelt per sonally are in for trouble President John L Lewis of the United Mine Workers of America says no that labors sole concern is to reveal the liason of an unworthy public servant The fact remains however that when William Green president of A F of L and Lewis strike out at Richberg they are in effect hitting at the president and his administra tion Thus far organized labor and the new deal have been on the friend liest of terms There have been in dications however since the start of the present session of congress that relations between the two are becoming a bit strained It may be more noise than real danger but administration insiders are more concerned than they will admit publicly Relief Wages Argued The disturbance in the appropria tions committee of the senate over the presidents work relief plan is a case in point j Organized labor was insistent in Jits demand that an amendment be written into the bill calling for the payment pf wage the communities where public undertaken Ca b o r spokesmen represented heroselves as being fearful that if the presidents request that he be permitted to pay wages which are reasonable were granted it might tend to reduce the wages paid in private industry Administration leaders countered with the argument that if a limit were set say at a month the number of workers and the length of time they might be employed with four billion dollars would be much larger than if tHe wages prevailing in private industry were paid Private Employment One of the principal arguments also advanced by the president is that wages should not be paid on these work relief projects which would induce men and women to shun private employment when of fered The basic thought back of the entire proposition is to get workers off public works and back into pri vate employment Just how successful labor will be in forcing its demands on the sen ate emains to be seen Thesmall republican minority is powerless un less supported by asizable group of democrats With the white house standing firm the odds would seem to be in the administrations favor The sen ate however already has shown a tendency to do pretty much as it pleases during the present session and may do so in this instance Fall Fatal to lowan OTTUMWA Feb 11 B Dennis former waterworks trustee here died in the hospital of injuries suffered when he slipped on an icy sidewalk and fell down FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Mon day and Tuesday rising tem peratures Tuesday MINNESOTA Generally fair tonight and Tuesday somewhat warmer Tuesday and in north portion Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at I oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 34 Minimum in Night 23 At 8 A M Monday 25 Figures for 24 hour period end ling at S oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 32 S Minimum in Night 22 At 8 A M Sunday SO I February thus far has been as distnguished by its temper Is teness of weather as the month was for its severity Ten ijjbove is the lowest the mercury has in Mason City and on half of e days the temperature has ranged 11 to the melting levels at some time filing the day REILLY ACCUSES TWO SERVANTS Italy Mobilizes 250000 Men for African Duty SITUATION HELD GRAVEINROWON ETHIOPIA FRONT Fleet of Planes Takes Off After Fighting on Border By ANDRUE BEKDING Copyrlsht 1335 by The Associate Tress ROME Feb 11 A govern ment spokesman declared tonight the situation is grave and it is im possible to state what will be done if Ethiopia ignores our protest as Italy mobilized more than one quarter million fighters ready for African duty He said however that no ultima tum had as yet been sent to Addis Ababa capital of Ethiopia Previously Premier Mussolini had mobilized 250000 soldiers called out three classes of Italian sea fighters and ordered a fleet of 50 airplanes into Eritrea as a new clash of Italian soldiers and Ethio pian warriors was reported on the border of Italys American terri tory Air Fleet Takes Oft The air fleet which has been un der the command of Gen Italo Bal bo leader of the mass flight to Chi cago two years ago took off from Cyrenaica for Eritrea Balbo him self is to come to Rome tomorrow to attend a grand council meeting Thursday The three marine classes have been called to the colors to assist in transportation of troops to Eritrea and Italian Somaliland The soldiers called out include the complete military classes of 1911 numbering 225000 and two divisions numbering about 8000 men each Squadron to Leave Another squadron of airplanes will leave the Italian mainland soon to replace those sent from Cyren aica It is estimated that the Ital ian military forces already have 30 planes in Italian Somaliland and 30 more in Eritrea The two divisions mobilized have already landed at Siracusa Sicily on their way south Diplomatic sources today said bat Premier Mussolini undoubtedly had decided on the present mobili zation as a result of the clarifica tion of the European situation fol lowing the conversations in Rome between himself and Pierre Laval French foreign minister and in London between Laval Premier PierreEtienne Flandin of France and Prime Minister J Ramsay MacDonald and Sir John Simon foreign secretary of Great Britain Taking No Chances These circles said it was scarcely probable that il duce would em bark on a military enterprise in Africa without being assured that Europe would remain calm will be engaged in that task The call to service was issued said the government for measures of a precautionary nature The text of the communique fol lows Text of Communique Aa a measure of precautionary nature two divisions of the pelori Tlirn to page 3 column 1 GETREADYTO ABANDON SHIP Seth Parker Again Reported in Trouble Australian Warship on Way HONOLULU Feb 11 At 2 a m today a m E S T the naval radio station here heard a message from the schooner Seth Parker saying the wind was abat ing but that everybody aboard was packing belongings in case it be came necessary to abandon the ship An SOS call from the American adventure ship had sent the gray British cruiser H M S Australia through a gathering sea storm early today to the rescue of the battered old schooner It was the second time in 24 hours that the cruiser with royalty aboard had steered toward the Parker on a similar errand of mercy The United States navy also went into action The naval radio station at Honolulu said a navy tug had been ordered to leave the base at Turn o i 3 column Reported Safe AIR CRASH KILLS MARY MCELROY Mary McElroy Questioned on earance Kansas City Girl Kidnaped Two Years Ago Held for Fathers Arrival NORMAL 111 Feb 11 Mary McElroy daughter of H L McElroy of Kansas City was tak en from a Chicago bus here at 11 oclock this morning for question ing by police after her disappear ance from Kansas City Miss McElroy was traveling alone She readily admitted her identity The reason for her leaving her home unannounced last night she said was nervousness over the pun ishment meted out to the three men convicted of kidnaping her from her home in 1933 Tired and Nervous The girl appeared tried and ner vous She told police that she had not eaten since before she left home My father and I were sitting in a room on the second floor of our home last night she told police I was nervous and restless I said good night to father and went downstairs to play the radio Then I took a taxicab to the Pickwick bus station and bought a ticket for Chicago The bus left about 11 p m After it got under way I discovered I had only 20 cents remaining in my purse Telegraphed Father I telegraphed my father when I arrived at Springfield 111 that I was going on to Chicago The Kansas City girl who was released after spending 29 hours in the hands of kidnapers two years MANLY RESIDENT Gave Life m Protecting Woman When Ship Smashed COFFEYVILLE Kans Feb 11 death of Donald Inman 22 formerly of Manly Iowa in an airplane crash has parted a strange aerial Inman brothers flying of three brothers and a lion Inman youngest of the three gave his life it was reported in protecting a woman when the ship in which Inman and two others were riding was smashed to bits in a takeoff at Ellenton Fla Sun day The woman Miss Corrine Ed wards 17 Ellenton suffered a broken nose and internal injuries The pilot Charles Hoanes 26 Mar shall Mich suffered a fractured chin and possible internal injuries The flying Ar thur and Kitty a 2 year old male lion who enjoyed cruising in the clouds The lion now well on its way to maturity hid flown with the various Inman bro thers since it was a cub The young aviator is survived by his mother Mrs Ora Inman of Cof feyville and two brothers Found Not Guilty The Inman family was well known in North Iowa having re sidedin Manly for several years be fore moving to Coffeyville Four years ago the Inman family went to Kansas from Manly Mrs Inman mother of the crash victim was visiting in Chicago at the time her son was killed and sent word of the tragedy to Mrs Milton O Dalvey 1414 East State street who was a cousin of the victim Don was graduated from the Manly high school A couple of years ago two of the Inman bro thers including Don stopped in Mason City on a barnstorming tour MAF CHARLES A SHEPARD ago was wearing a black dress Normal police notified fur coat over Kansas City authorities they would hold Miss McElroy until the arrival of her father McElroy who is city manager of Kansas City left there at 11 a m by airplane for Chicago 1ost Her Head I was worrying so much about the case I must have lost my head police here quoted Miss McElroy I was especially upset over the I SAID YOU WERE TOO DRUNK SAYS FRIEND TO DRIVER EMMETSBURG Feb Mulroney of Emmetsburg exhibitor of the Cardiff giant famed stone man hoax last summer and Mike Hughes a friend were cruising along highway 18 east of here Sat urday in a car driven by Mulroney L A Hendrickson manager of the Royal Lumber company Cylin der approached them in a car from the opposite direction All went well until they were within a few feet of each other when Mulroneys car swerved directly into the path of Hendricksons automobile resulting collision The Cylinder man uninjured jumped out and confronted Mulron ey Whats the idea he shouted Why see Mulroney be gan and then looked imploringly at his friend Hughes for assistance His pal did not fail him Louie he said kindly it was reported to officials I told you you were too drunk to drive Mulroney charged with driving while intoxicated is free on bonds His pal who stood by him through it all was fined and costs for intoxication Plan State Convention DBS MOINES Feb 11 Business and Professional club wo men from all sections of the state attended a quarterly conference here to discuss plans for the annual state convention 19 here May 17 to Decision on Gold Clause May Be Received Tuesday WASHINGTON Feb 11 The possible consequences of a de cision in the 569000000000 gold clause cases Lincolns debated in official circles today as other matters tem porarily engaged the supreme court Worn threads of speculation snapped Saturday by the courts announcement that it will announce no opinions today spun to gether again quickly by an absorb ed capital The possibility of a gold ruling tomorrow was suggested by the fact that all markets in this coun try will be closed This would give the government 24 hours to take steps to meet any situation arising from a verdict Some officials who declined to be quoted by name expressed con cern however over advantages which such timing of the decision might give foreign speculators They pointed out foreign markets will operate as usual tomorrow and some of the exchanges over seas will the next day five hours ahead of those in the United States FREED OF POISON MURDER CHARGES Verdict Is Right and Just Says Man Convicted at His First Trial TOPEKA Kans Feb 11 Maj Charles A Shepard retired army tuberculosis specialist was acquitted today of charges that he fatally poisoned his second wife to clear the way for his marriage to Grace Brandon Texas stenog rapher The verdict is right and just said Shepard 63 who at first trial in 1930 was convicted The su preme court granted a new trial The jury received the case at p m CST Saturday night after a two weeks trial It deliberated virtually all day Sunday ana until a m today Clasps Him In Arms The third Mrs Shepard rushed to the major and clasped him in her arms as the verdict ending Shep awls5 yearfight against the mur der charge was read There was scattered applause Shepard quickly walked across the courtroom to thank the jury Mrs Shepard was almost speech less with joy I never wavered she said 1 have lived with that man and I know1 his kindness and his gentle ness They could never convince me that he was a murderer The first ballot was 8 to 4 for acquittal it was learned All day Sunday the jury stood at 10 to 2 on official ballots although the fore man indicated to the court yester day that it was 11 to 1 Illness Puzzled Doctors Mrs Zenana Shepard the majors second wife was 37 when she died at Fort Riley Kans June 15 1929 after a lingering and mysterious ulness which puzzled all physi cians in the army post Shepard in his defense set forth that she was a despondent drunkard who often threatened suicide Government testimony sought to prove that Shepard who had gone to San Antonio Tex to take a flight surgeons course in the fall of 1928 there met and fell in love with Miss Brandon then 23 and that he poisoned his wife in order to be free to marry her They pledged their troth the government claimed around Thanksgiving of 1928 although Shepard contended that it was not until nearly a year later Witness Against Lover who surrendered Shepards letters and gifts to the prosecution was a witness against her erstwhile lover at both trials She was not in court today having returned to her home After his previous conviction had been set aside Shepard married his friend and benefactor the former Alice J Watt of Denver who pro vided his 525000 bond Mrs Shep ard accompanied by her daughter Mrs Burr Cooper of Denver sat throughout the trial Shepard was defended by C L and Lloyd Kagey of Wichita Kans and Hal Harlan of Manhattan The prosecution was conducted by S S Alexander United States district attorney for Kansas assisted by R T McCluggage and Homer Davis assistants Germany iMay Demand Adequate Air Fleet BERLIN Feb II sources said today that Germany may demand an adequate air fleet when she replies to the Franco British peace plan probably this or early next week late FATE OF RELIEF BILL IS STILL UP TO SENATE BODY Committee Near Second Vote on Prevailing Wage Issue WASHINGTON Feb H The administrations workrelief program swung in the balance today behind the locked doors of a senate cpmmittee which already hat pencilled the measure heavily At issue was the McCarran amendment to require payment of prevailing local wage scales to the jobless employed with the fund Reconsideration was voted 14 to 9 The committee neared a show down with knowledge that Presi dent Roosevelt believed this pro posal unless eliminated would wreck plans to take 3500000 em ployables from the relief rolls Gold Killing Delayed Administration spokesmen have said a a month rate was intend ed under the bill With the supreme courts anxious ly awaited gold decision not sched uled for delivery today a routine business docket drew little atten tion to the high tribunal Outcome of the relief bill contest held the capitals attention The house ways and means com mittee closed its doors to start th shirt sleeve jobof polishing int final form the Roosevelt social se curity program One of the majo questions for determination wa constitutionality of the proposed payroll taxes Opposes Payroll Before the senate finance com mittee Samuel W Reyburn N Y C spokesman for the National Dry Goods association urged that old age pensions be financed from gen eral taxation rather than a payroll levy Other developments A surprise witness told the sen ate munitions committee that if of ficials of the big three shipbuild ing companies said they had not consulted with each other before 1933 naval contracts were let they were not telling the truth or were suffering from mental paralysis Warns of Japan Opening hearings on his measure to establish 10 powerful air bases throughout the nation Representa tive Wilcox warned the house military committee that we cannot overlook the fact that the empire of Japan is entirely without minerals and that Alaska is a ver table storehouse of minerals Criticizing the stupidity and shortsightedness of the army Brig Gen William Mitchell retir ed told a house committee that lack of foresight coupled with a patents pool had left merchants of aircraft and financial manipu lators get away with murder A committee of rank and filers from steel union went to the Amer ican Federation of Labors execu tive council meeting to ask the council to denounce and counter mand the unconstitutional union smashing decrees of Michael F Tighe union president 230 Liquor Violations A total of 230 federal violations out of 1295 inspections were list ed by the treasury as a result of a four day drive against illegal traf fic in liquor in New York City A similar drive in Chicago was said to have disclosed 423 violations in 4022 inspections made in a two weeks period ended February 9 President Roosevelt received the advisory committee meeting here with Attorney General Cummings on the anticrime war Spokesmen for the manganese bloc in congress denied they had been influenced by high tariff lob bics in their opposition to the Bra zilian reciprocal trade agreement as intimated by Secretary Hull Iowa Senate Hurries Its Probe Plans Warrant Inquiry Set as Special Order for Tuesday DES MOINES Feb 11 The Iowa senate moved rapidly today for deciding action on resolutions to investigate the Iowa liquor con trol commission and the sale of state warrants since Jan 1 1925 The warrant sale probe was set as a special order of senate busi ness for 10 a m tomorrow on a motion by Senator John K Valen tine D of Centerville shortly aft er the upper house convened this morning Senator M X Geske D of Mc Gregor asked permission to make the liquor inquiry a special order following consideration of the war rant resolution a move which was opposed by two republican mem bers Senators Frank Byers of Ce dar Rapids and George Wilson of Des Moines Substilute Is Approved Senator Wilson moved to substi tute a special order for a m tomorrow morning for the liquor in vestigation and the members ap proved the substitute Meanwhile in the house debate flared up on a patriotic question arising from a resolution offered by John W Moore D of Woodbury to memoralize congress to pay the cash bonus to service men The verbal conflict began with an attack by Representative J P Gal lagher D of Iowa who declarec that too many resolutions were beifg offered and theprogress of legislation hampered by the extend ed debate Affront to Service Men Representative B B Hicken looper R of Lynn arose to a point of personal privilege in which he declared that his interpretation of the Iowa county representatives remarks was an affront to the ser vice men and urged consideration of the resolution Other members rose in defense and opposition to the proposed I measure as the debate became gen eral throughout the house After the lengthy debate Wiley Post May Hop Off on Attempt at Record Wednesday LOS ANGELES Feb 11 weather conditions are favorable Wiley Post noted flyer possibly will tfike off from here at dawn Wednesday in an attempt to shat ter the transcontinental air record he said today The aviator plans to fly 30000 to 35000 feet up at about 350 miles an hour He will wear a special oxygen tuit and helmet house voted 69 to 33 to refer the the proposal to the committee on mil itary affairs Eight New Bills The house received eight new bills while four measures were filed in the senate The senate prospective action on the two investigation resolutions originated in the house where the members already have approved the inquiry on warrant sales and a con current resolution for the probe of the liquor commission activities The liquor proposal was the sub ject of extended debate in two sen ate committees last week and finally emerged with several amendmnts including one to appropriate 55000 for costs of the inquiry Would Probe Audit The prospective investigation would examine the activities of the liquor commission since its incep tion would look into facts of the audit recently completed by ex aminers from the office of State Auditor Charles W Storms and would take testimony from any Turn to pftKF 3 column 5 NAMES BUTLER BETTY GOW AND SCORES CONDON Defense Counsel Charges Inside Job in Plea for Hauptmann By WILLIAM A KINNEY CnpjTlklH 1033 by Tllc Associated ITMl FLKMINGTON N J Feb 11 final defense plea for Bruno Richard Hauptmann today turned into utterance of charges against Betty Gow and the dead Ollie Whateley and denunciation of the aged Dr John F Jafsie Con don Condon stands behind something in this case that is unholy Ed ward J Reilly chief of the defense told the jury which is trying Haupt mann for his life as the kidnaper and murderer of baby Charles A Lindbergh Jr Dr Condon was the ransom in termediary for Col Charles A Lindbergh father of the slain child He testified he paid to Hauptmann in a Bronx graveyard Says Gang Did It Reilly declared a gang kidnaped the baby with the aid of disloyal servants and in this connection he named the nursemaid Miss Gow and then Whateley the late Lind bergh butler He also brought in the name nf Red Johnson the Norwegian sail or friend of Miss Gow because Dr Condon had said he believed Red Johnson was innocent Reilly asked Why should Condon come to the rescue of the only person in the world that they havent brought backhere if he didnt know him The attorney was sarcastic about the babys thumbguard which Betty Gow said she found a month after the crime a hundred yards from the Lindbergh home Exposed to Elements This thumbguard exposed to the elements is picked up by Betty Gow as clean as the day it came out of the little bit bent I suppose that is to show somebody walked on it Well if the defendant tore that from the babys sleeping garment why didnt he tear off two Why plant things in this case This case is planted planted and planted against this defend ant He devoted some attention to Colonel Lindberghs identification of the voice of Hauptmann as that of the man he heard in the ceme tery ransom rendezvous Talks to Lindbergh Colonel I say to you it is im possible that you having lived for years in airplanes with the hum of the motor in your ears for years with the noise of the motor and the change of climatic conditions that you have lived under since you made your wonderful flight to say with any degree of stability that you can ever remember the voice of a man two and a half or three years afterwards a voice you never heard before and never heard since I cant conceive of any father in the world Reilly went on whose child has been missing for days who is about to come in contact with the person who is going to re Tiirn to 12 Column IM BEGIN SELECTION OF COOPER JURY 15 Prospects Examined and Passed in Liquor Board Chairmans Trial CEDAR RAPIDS Feb 11 Fifteen prospective jurors had been examined and passed for cause but none accepted at noon today in the trial of Harold M Cooper chairman of the state liquor commission charged with violating the state liquor act by permitting J LeRoy Farmer Cedar Rapids canner to possess liquor unlawfully It was expected that the rest of the panel would be completed and possibly opening statements made this afternoon before adjournment over the Lincolns birthday holiday until Wednesday morning Defense questioning of the proi spective jurors hinged on whether they are to the Cedar Rapids Gazette and what they have read in that newspaper on the Cooper case Farmers canning plant here wa raided by police Dec 12 and an as ENGLISH LANGUAGE 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 tha Army the Navy the Bible indua try commerce geography etc anc 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 Tnrn 3 column I The Mason City GlobeGazette 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 Stale Mail to Washington D C ;