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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 14, 1935, Mason City, Iowa E R 8 MEM S A CPT OF I I V F NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHBORS HOME EDITION ta it m n VOL XLI FIVE CKNTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 141935 THIS PAPErt CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 107 House Has Eye on BUI Keeps Close Watch on WorkAid Act in Senate By HEBBERT PUIMMER ASHINGTON Feb group in Wash ington is watch ing more keenly the stubborn fight waged in senate over the administrations five billion dollar work relief mea sure than those 435 gentlemen who compose the house of repre sentatives Its not merely because they are the other half of the congress ei ther and co sharers in the responsibility of heading the nation back on the road to recovery Theres another explan ation It lies in the fact that if there are to be changes in the bill wheth er forced by the votes of senatorial opposition or by administration compromise the whole thing will be plopped squarely into their laps again It will be by the route which Sen ator Norris of Nebraska ia fond of describing as the third house of conference Cries of Gag The house operating under one of the strictest rules it has had in years went down the line with the administration on its work relief plan in record time There were cries of gag and whatnot among the representatives at the time but in the end only 78 voted against it The measure hardly had reached the senate side of the capitol before trouble began One senator saluted it with the observation that the man who wrote it should be hung Others set to work to refashion it along their own ideas There were those adamant in their demands that a portion of the billion beused for direct relief in the1 face of thepresidents declara jn wiiw Consolidations and shifting and ano Htion of governmental agencies Be fore the fight is over there may be other changes House Must Decide In whatever shape the senate arid later the conference leaves the mea snre it must come back to the house for acceptance or rejection And judging from what happened before the house probably will be forced to accept Theres danger in this sort thin however as the leaders them selves admit privately H carried too the session hardly has begun conceivably open revolt i may break out in the house As controversial a measure as the i administrations work relief plan is in the offingthe WagnerLewis i economic security bill How long the house more or less graciously will consent to being stifled by special rules such as they submitted to on the work relief is anyone s guess Girl in Car Upset by Dog Dies of Injuries d BRUNO SEEKS STAY OF SENTENCE Work Relief Bill Enters Senate Controversy FACES MOVE ON REDUCTION FOR MANDATORYPAY Spokesmen Hopeful for Action Within a Week WASHINGTON Feb 14 Tempered by a heated passage through the appropriations commit tee the Roosevelt workrelief bill today entered still hotter controversy in the senate it self It faced strong moves to slash the figure to to make the payment of prevailing local wages on public works mandatory instead of discretionary with the president and possibly also to at tach a cash bonus rider Administration spokesmen hope ful of action within a week ex pressed confidence the bill eventu ally will reach the white house with most of the broad powers desired by Mr Roosevelt for spending 000000000 in giving work to 3500 000 employables now on relief Discuss Hauptmann Verdict As congressmen travelled over rainy streets to the first session since Tuesday talk of the death sentence given Bruno Richard Bauptmann was on every lip bui official administration comment was withheld in what was consider ed strictly a stat matter Beiore the senate finance com mittee JUenry I Harriman presi lentjpf i the CjhainbeE Commerce LINCOLN Nebr Feb 11 injuries she received when the auto in which she was riding overturned after hitting a dog were atal to Miss Jeanne Van Brunt 21 Sioux Falls S Dak University X Nebraska senior student TteWeather FORECAST J IOWA Rain or snow THurs day night and possibly In northeast portion Friday Gen erally fair in western and portions Slightly e colder in central and western Thursday night and in central and eastern portions snow or rain tonight and probably in east portion Friday g colder Friday and in test tonight so IN MASON CITY mi GlobeGazette weather figures for erf hour period ending at 8 oclock jhursday morning Rtto Maximum Wednesday S6 Minimum in Night 24 At 8 A M Thursday 32 20 of an Inch Snowfall Trace The rain and snow of Wednesday re the first measurable precipita j of February the normal preci Uion of which is 101 inches in City fundamental changes in the admin strations social security program Across the capitol plaza the house ways and means committee contin ued to labor on the bill behind closed doors Three cabinet es Wallace and Roper and Attor ney General Ar hur W Cutten famed Chicago op erator guilty of violating the grain utures act by attempting to man ipulate prices Cutten was barred from trading on grain markets for two years Would Investigate NKA A senate invesigation of NRA and the operation of industry under codes was proposed by Senators Nye RN Dak and McCarran They offered a resolution to have the inquiry made by the senate commerce committee but Senator Couzens a member of the finance committee which han dles NRA legislation objected Among other capital activities Secretary Ickes the public works administrator allotted SS 207200 to 36 nonfederal projects including over for earth quake repair work in Los Angeles and vicinity Mencken Scores Lynchings Testimony that his company had made profit in 1927 on two cruisers when it expected only 51800000 was given the senate mu nitions committee by Homer L Fer guson presioent at the Newport Turn hi 3 Column 1 US Hoping for Cut in Armaments General Convention Is Urged by Hugh Wilson GENEVA Feb 14 Wilson United States minister to Switzerland told a special commit tee of the disarmament conference today that the dearest hope of the United States is a general conven tion for the limitation of arma ments The committee which will at tempt to hit at the evils of arms manufacture and traffic was just opening its session when Wilson spoke Alludes to Negotiations Alluding to negotiations with Germany for a European air se curities pact and to other antiwar projects the American representa tive called them important and said he believed success in handling a specific subject such as the arms traffic would materially aid the success which we all ardently de sire of general negotiations The American government said Wilson attaches peculiar im portance to the success of the three fold project now before us For the regulation of the arms traffic and manufacture for the establishment of a supervisory body and for the publicity of ex penditures Will Facilitate Convention It is conceived as something which will not only be a definite contribution itself but will facili tate tiejipreparatipn of a general arms It has never Tieenour the United to divert the work of this conference from a general convention on the limi tation of arms He then moved the adoption of this plan as a basis for the future discussions on the committee meet ings The committee accepted this American plan as a basis Low Hanging Fog Is Over Most of Iowa More Rain Expected DES MOINES Feb 14 low hanging fog that blanketed most of Iowa this morning prob ably will turn to snow or rain to night the weather bureau forecast said Light rain and a little snow were reported over most of the state ranging from 26 inches at Sioux City to traces in some sections There was 20 inches at Mason City Fridays weather in the west ern and southern parts of the state tvill be generally fair the forecast said and it will be slightly colder in the central and western portions tonight and in the central and east ern parts of the state Friday Shippers were warned to pre pare for low temperatures of 20 degrees tonight in the northwest 28 degrees in the northeast 25 i degrees in the southwest and 35 de grees in the southeast BILL IS PASSED BY IOWA HOUSE Amendment Effort Meets Period of Sharp Debate DES MOINES Feb 14 Iowa house of representatives today passed the senateapproved measure which provides for the refunding of primary road bonds by counties that have reached their legal bonded limit Sponsors of the measure estimat ed it would save between and on bonds now out standing The house passed the measure af ter an amendment had been defeat ed to strike the clause calling for setting aside all road bond revenues in a special trust fund Must Return to Senate Because of a minor house amend ment to correct the title the bill must return to the senate for con currence before it is sent to the governor for his signature The house also approved a minor senate amendment to the bill passed Monday to empower cities to con struct city halls in public parks The action was taken at the request of Representative Arch McFarlane republican of Blackhawk to permit immediate application by Waterloo for PWA funds to finance a new municipal building Sharp debate marked the attempt to amend the primary road bond re funding bill in the house Represen tative Dewey E Goode republican of Davis sponsor of the proposed amendment gaia the bill in addi tion to permitting program contained Next Stop for Bruno Richard Bruno Hauptmanns sentence demands that he receive the death penalty in the electric chair left in the death house right at Trenton N J Associated Press HUCKINS FACES II S COURT TRIAL Very Bad Is Condition of Heart of Man Charged With Fraud MILWAUKEE Feb 14 ihough physicians said the condi ion of his heart was very bad Elmer S Huckins formerly of Ce dar Rapids Iowa today faced a federal court trial on mail fraud charges Feb 26 Assistant U S District Attorney 3 J Koelzer said Huckins counsel md asked postponement because of he defendants poor health but Dr Robert F Purteli government phy sician reported the trial might as well proceed because in his opinion Huckins will not improve and srobably will grow worse as time oes on An indictment against Huckins in is 26 and 52 per cent interest ci gar business was returned four ears ago Lacking bond he has been in jail or in hospitals here ince Oct 6 1933 2nd Victim of Iowa Auto Crash Is Dead CARROLL Feb 14 sec ond victim of an auto crash a mile west of Breda early yesterday LeRoy Schulte 20 son of Mr and Mrs Henry Schulte of Auburn died iere Marvin OTool 20 Breda vas killed in the crash Day in Congress Senate Takes up relief bill Judiciary subcommittee opens hearings on antilynching bill Munitions committee ques tions Newport News shipbuild ers on naval contracts Finance committee considers social security House Considers miscellaneous and private bills Patents committee takes up Macon disaster investigating Ways and means committee works on social security bill a refinancing joker He referred to the clause which pro vided revenue from refinancing onds be set aside in a special trus und together with all other enues for retiring the bonds am meeting road bond interest Is Unnecessary LORS Goode said that to set current road income into a special trus fund would make it noninteresl bearing This he said would be an unnecessary loss Representative Charles Putnam democrat of Pottawattamie led the opposition to the amendment He defended the special trust accoun1 for all road funds as an insurance against bank failure or other con tingencies He said a special trust account would establish the funds as a preferred claim If this had been in effect in the past he added road fund losses would have been smaller in failed banks Amendment Is Defeated The amendment was defeated by a vote of 55 to 50 The bill itself was passed by a 76 to 31 vote Six new bills were introduced in the house at the morning session One of the proposed measures was the companion bill to one filed yes terday in the senate to amend the state income tax law so as to pro vide personal exemption of for single persons It also would exempt married persons with 800 income or less instead of 300 and would provide 200 addi tional for each dependent Another bill introduced would per mit cities and towns to pass an or dinance giving them a lien on real estate for collection of unpaid water rentals Such water bills would be certified to the county treasurer and appear as any other delinquent tax against property SEEKS TO DELAY ACTION ON DUNN Dickinson Says He Is Mak ing Investigation of Qualifications j WASHINGTON Feb 14 MVA delay in senate action on the nomin ation of Edward G Dunn of Mason City Iowa for United States dis trict attorney in the northern Iowa district will be sought by Senator Dickinson Dickinson said he would ask the delay until he could complete an in vestigation as to Dunns qualifica tions The Iowa republican said he was uncertain whether he would oppose Dunns confirmaton but asserted a reported speech in which Dunn was supposed to have slighted the cnn stitution made him believe more in formation should be gathered 5 FIRST OPPOSED DEftTH PENALTY Hauptmann Jurors Virtually Agreed at Once on Evidence FLEMINGTON N X Feb 14 12 Hauptmann jurors were unanimous on their first ballot for conviction it was learn ed authoritatively today but five were opposed to the death penalty On the first ballot it was ascer tained those voting to send Haupt mann to the electric chair were the foreman Charles S Walton Sr Charles F Snyder Mrs Ethel Stockton George Voorhees Mrs May Breslford Liscom C Case and Howard V Biggs Women Switch First Five holding out for life impris onment were Mrs Rosie Pill Mrs Verna Snyder Elmer Smith Rob ert Cravatt and Phillip Hocken bury In the five ballots taken it was iearned the two women were the first to switch to the death penalty Hockenbury followed one or two tallies later Smith joined the ma jority others next and Cravatt held out to the end In Virtual Agreement The jurors information disclos ed were in virtual agreement when they arrived in their deliberating room on the sufficiency of the evi dence presented against Haupt mann The only hesitancy among the five who wanted life imprison ment grew out of the possibility of error Cravatts argument was report ed to have been Ten years hence something will turn up and well all be sorrv MOTHER ASKS F R FOR HELP Frau Pauline Hauptmann of Germany to Send Letter to Roosevelt Former King All of Iraq Succumbs From Heart Disease Attack BAGHDAD Iraq Feb 14 Former King Alif Hedjaz died this morning of heart disease following an attack Tuesday night In poor health for several months the for mer monarch had been unconscious most of the time since yesterday All died in the palace of his nephew King Ghazi who succeeded his father King Feisal upon his death in 3933 His brother Emir Abdullah of Transjordania was at his bedside Ali was 55 Th funeral was held this after Vo Indication Made on Decision on Gold WASHINGTON Feb 14 Phe supreme court meeting at noon today proceeded with routine busi ness giving no indications as to when its gold decision would be ready There was the usual attend ance in the public section of the ourt which seats 70 but the large pace reserved for counsel was oc cupied by only a few lawyers Copyright 3035 hy The Associated Press KAMENZ Germany Feb Frau Pauline Hauptmann heart broken and sobbing appealed today to President Roosevelt to save her son Bruno from the electric chair He will help an old mother she said and sat down at once to write the president a letter In it she said the presidents failure to pardon Hauptmann would mean her own death Hoped in Vain I beg you to be merciful to him she said Is there no God in heaven she sobbed covering her face with her hands as she learned the verdict Ive hoped in vain all these months and now this terrible end For a moment the 69 year old mother stood erect her face chalk like her body quivering Then with an air of one in a dream tears streaming down her cheeks and hei head leaning against a wall she murmured Roosevelt Will Help I am dying with him Has the world forgotten a lonesome old mother The period of confusion passed rau Hauptmann wiped her eyes and said President will help an old mother I shall write him immediately and beg him to pardon my son 3 MEN CLAIMING LINDY REWARD Award Considered Unlikely Until Conviction Is Sustained FLEMINGTON N J Feb 14 men have claimed all or part of the states S25000 reward for information leading to the ar rest and conviction of the Lind bergh baby kidnaper It appeared today unlikely how ever the state would make the Hauptmanns by higher Cooper Case Will Go to Jury Friday Rebuttal Testimony Is Given Before Last Argument CEDAR RAPIDS Feb 14 The defense rested today noon in the trial of Harold M Cooper state liquor commission chairman accused of violating the Iowa liquor act but it was not thought the case would go to the jury be fore tomorrow Rebuttal testimony this nfter noon was to precede closing argu ments W H Millhaem assistant to Cooper a defense witness today testified on cross examination that he wrote a letter to H F Evans of Davenport in which he explain ed how the liquor commission would permit Evans to bring into Iowa two barrels of gin which Ev ans owned Held Since 3917 The gin had been held in a bond ed warehouse of the American Medicinal Spirits company for Evans since 1917 the letter re vealed The gin never wV brought into the state however Millhaem said Millhaems letter wag read into the court record by County Attor ne G K Thompson Commissioner Dick R Lane ad vises me your only interest in handling this through us is to co operate with us under our law he read We appreciate your hon esty in the matter Flan Is Outlined Later in the letter Millhaem out lined the plan as follows Thomp son pointed out I am ordering the merchandise shipped to us at our Davenport store I would suggest that we add small charge of 1 or a case depending on the cost of handling the transaction so that when yoi take it out of the store it will ap pear on your permit book aa a pur chase and thereby complete egality of the transaction award until Bruno conviction is sustained courts The claimants who spotted the 510 gold note that led to Haupl manns arrest after he bought gas oline with it last Sept 15 are Walter Lyle manager a New York filling station John Lyons attendant at the sta tion William R Strong teller in toe Mt Morris branch of the Corn Ex change bank and Trust company In I New York MARCH 22 SET AS DEATH DATE Hauptmann Weeps After Being Taken to Cell Jurors Emotional By WILLIAM A KINNEY Copj riRlit 1935 by The Associated press FLEMINGTON N J Feb Death has been decreed for Bruno Richard Hauptmann convicted of killing the Lindbergh baby but his counsel drafted today a fight through high courts which may last months Prison precedent combined with judge and jury to fix the night of March 22 as the tentative date for Hauptmanns electrocution He was sentenced to suffer death the week of March 18 and Friday is doomsday in the death house at Trenton Weeps in Cell While Hauptmann wept in his cell Edward 1 Reilly chief of de fense staff said an appeal would be carried to the United States su preme court if necessary The first tribunal expected to hear the plea the state court of er rors and appeals meets for its next term Jate in May The court of par dons will not hear it before October The jurors who sentenced him showed more emotion than did Hauptmann as he stood before them at p m yesterday With a look of affection the 36 year old prisoner turned to his faithful wife and said Its all right Annie Deliberate 31 Hours Back in his cell out of the gaze of the curious Hauptmann burst into tears The jurors required more than 11 hours to reach their verdict They were so closely guarded after the case ended but a courthouse report was that two of the four women had held out for a recommendation Turn 3 Column tl Paving Contract Awarded AMES Feb 14 state highway commission awarded a contract for two miles of paving on U S highway 61 from Rhomberg avenue to East Twentieth street in Dubuque to the Harrison Engineer ing and Construction corporation of I Kansas City for J9419760 JUDGES CHARGE TO JURY LASHED IN OBJECTIONS To Fight Death Penalty to U S Supreme Court If Necessary FLEMINGTON N J Feb request for a stay of the death sentence Imposed upon Bruno Richard Hauptmann will be the next move of his attorneys if they go forward with their announced intention of appealing his convic tion Edward J Reilly chief counsel for Hauptmann said the defense would fight the conviction all the way to the supreme court of the tlnited States if necessary That court however has consistently de clined to review any case in which no constitutional question is in volved The bulk of the defense excep tions were based upon the final charge given to the jury by Jus tice Thomas W Trenchard and the attorneys indicated their argu ments for reversal would be aimed at that charge Charge Judge Erred The defense took a general ex ception to the whole charge and then recited numerous assertions of the court for which they begged and were allowed specific excep tions The attorneys charged the justicft erred in not leaving various por tions of the evidence to the recol lection of the jury and in one in stance said the court had a serious misconception of the evidence This concerned the courts recital f testimony that the babys thumbguard had been tied to Us sleeping suit The defense said the testimony was that the thumb guard was tied to Its wrist This thumbguard was found a the Lindbergh home by Betty Gow nursemaid a month after the crime and the state contended it fixed the place where the sleeping suit was ripped from the dead support ing the theory that the child was murdered in Hunterdon county where Hauptmann was tried The body was found in Mercer county Object to Language The courts language in Us in structions also was the target of defense objections As seems was one phrase the court used when it dis cussed the state contention that a ladder was at the Lindbergh nurs ery window for the kidnapers pur pose of entry Other phrases which the defense contended the justice should not have used were Do you believe that when he discussed the defense theory that a gang perpetrated the crime Upon the whole is there any doubt in your mind as to the re liability of Dr Condons testi mony when he discussed Dr John F Jafsie Condons identification of Hauptmann as the man to whom he paid the Lindbergh 550000 ran som Discussed Hauptmann Story Do you Believe that when he discussed Hauptmsnns story that the dead Isidor Fisch gave him shoe box to keep and that the shoe box contained unknown to Haupt Tllrn ta rftjta 3 jiiinmn 5 For Stamp Collectors Everybodys Stamp Book is how book for all stamp collec tors It tells how to do everything from 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