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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 15, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME TMl THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NHGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15 1985 THIS PAPKK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONK NO 108 U S Plans Security WagnerLewis Bill Aims to Remove Uncertainty EDITORS 1 cial security legislation such M that now before congress I and number of state legisla tures may affect the average person and what problems it creates for federal and state governments are discussed in a series of four articles of which this HI the Ilrst I By DON JOSEPH i Associated Press Staff Writer Mr and Mrs John Does outlook iwill be affected in a number oi if the WagnerLewis social insecurity bill now before congress fes enacted as introduced Under the terms of the bill John ijjDoeassuming he is 65 a citizen IjSand in need and that his state has teassed laws cooperating with the recieve ftiia monthly pension It might be fvaf his state had decided to match lithe federal governments maximum more if the state decided to give more And it Imight be instance if the fatate gave the total would be fS20 since the bill calls for federal Appropriation of It would be i jligrants matching up to the If he had a wife the two could sk assistance as a couple Widow Helped In making application for this as ace John Doe would be asked he had resided in the state for years or more within the 10 previous to making the appli ifcation and if he had any independ income If he an jtswered the first in the affirmative JtAnd the second in the negative he ijVould be on his way toward estab Iflishing a just demand for his al Let us further suppose that John if had a brother James who died a widow and four children Ifunder 16 years of age The widow not have sufficient money to de f her children If she had Scould request tfie to provide jfmoney that would permit her chil ITdren to live in a decent and health jvfu manner Although she might not question Jthe sources she might be told thaT state was providing a sum on jtwhich the federal government based a donation onethird as large 4 Employe Helps Pay I In Mrs Does eldest sun uHenry gets a job which say pays a month and continues at that level until he retires From Ijan 1 1937 until Jan 1 1942 he have deducted from his sai a sum of 50 cents a month jjwhich his employer would pay to government together with a sum the employer contributed I When 1942 rolls around he would ffind a payroll envelope of in stead of at the end of the in 1947 it would ibe and beginning in 1952 it he From 1957 onward it be Each time tsums were deducted from his pay iroll his employer would put with it an equal sum Thus after 1957 a sum of 5 would be deposited each toward his old age benefit Starts Work at 17 Henry started to work when he 17 In 1985 having reached the wage of 65 and having lost his job to make room for a younger man jhe applied according to his right ilfor his insurance He had worked isteadily for 48 years so he would be entitled to 40 per cent of his monthlysalary or a month This would be composed of a 15 per cent slice of his monthly salary plus additions for the length bf time he worked The sum would due him for the rest of his life I During these same years he had been contributing voluntarily a G 0 P SCORES WORK RELIEF BILL House Extends Contract Purchase Forfeitures RECESS FEB 22 TO MARCH 4 IS GIVENAPPROVAL Concurs to Amendments of Senate on Probe of Warrants Turn In 2 Column 3 DES MOINES Feb 15 other measure for relief of dis tressed property owners was ap proved today by the Iowa house of representatives when it adopted 102 to 2 the bill for extension to 1937 of forfeiture proceedings on real estate purchase contracts The house also voted for a cus tomary spring recess of the legisla ture from Feb 22 to March 4 The recess was proposed in a resolution by Representative Arch McFarlanc of Black Hawk An amendment to limit the recess from Feb 27 to March 4 was lost 53 to 53 for lack of a constitutional majority after a sarcastic debate over the cost of thelegislative sessions Amendment Is Defeated Passage of the real estate pur chase moratorium bill came after defeat of the amendment to limit its privileges to contracts in which purchases had a 20 per cent equity or more in the real estate The amendment was offered by B B Hickenlooper R of Linn Two minor amendments to cor rect printing errors in the bill were adopted and an effort by Represen Charles Putnam of Potta wattamie to defer action until Mon day to allow further study was voted down The measure was approved last week in the senate but has since been revised by a joint session of emergency legislative committees of both houses The committee sub mitted it in a materially rewritten form in which the house approved it today and it will now go back to the senate for concurrence in the amendment Given Same Privileges Exponents of the real estatepur chase contract moratorium ex plained that it extends to contract buyers the same privileges given owners of mortgaged property un der the Iowa foreclosure morator ium law A bill to permit cities to adopt ordinances of fair competition gov erning local service trade groups was introduced in the house as one of 14 new measures The bill sponsored by the com mittee on state planning is offered with the explanation that because Of price cutting unemplbvment and disorganization in nubile service trades the public welfare is affect d and the situation requires con trol Rests With Councils Cities would be allowed to adopt containingfair trade provisions not in violation of law on application by 65 per cent or more of the operators of any ser vice trade Adoption or rejection would rest with the council and if such ordinance were passed viola tions would constitute a misde meanor with each dav of continued violation a separate offense Interests of the barber trade have sought a measure similar to this Removal of public or municipal bonds stocks or loans from the list Turn to Pure 2 Column 1 PreProhibition Vintage Claim of Farmer Scored in Closing Arguments Cooper Case of Cooper Cedar Rapids Is Near Jury CEDAR RAPIDS Feb I The contention that liquor held by J Leroy Fanner of Cedar Rapids was preprohibition vintage was as sailed by Robert Greene assistant county attorney in the first of the closing arguments for the state in tbe trial of Harold M Cooper chairman of the state liquor com mission charged with violating the liquor control act Attorneys for Cooper during the trial stressed the point Cooper was led to believe Farmer had prepro hibition liquor in his home Mem bers of the commission testified that the commission policy prOhibition liquor in homes was to regard it as legal Greene asked Why then the state liquor seals which had been sent to Farmer by Cooper Would Not Need If Mr Cooper thought Farmer had preprohibition liquor then Mr Farmer did not need the seals if it wag for the purpose of mak ing illegal liquor legal that the seals were sent as I believe it was then Mr Cooper not only knowingly and wittingly but wilfully permitted Leroy Farmer illegally to possess H G Cartwright of Marshall town was to give the first defense Nine Are Killed in Air Crash on Flight to Malta Seaplane Burns Immediate After Falling Near San Filippo MESSINA Sicily Feb Nine British officers and menwer late crash of ehroute from Naples to Malta The plane burned immediately after the crash The plane was one of four tri motored craft flying from Lcndor to Singapore The squadron reachec Naples two weeks ago and was forced to land because of engine trouble in two of thp The squadron waited at Naples for the arrival of replacement parts Late started today two of toward Malta the planes In passing The Weather FORECAST IOWA Snow and colder Friday night Saturday partly cloudy to cloudy Colder in eastern and central portions MINTESOTA Clou si ow in east colder much colder in north portion tonight Satur day partly cloudy to cloudy colder Snow and Colder Is Predicted With North Iowa Minimum of 20 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending sclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Friday Precipitation Snowfall February has entered its second alf with no temperature lower than 0 degrees above zero and with recipitation totaling 42 of an inch ilightly less than the half century iverage here for this eriod at 8 84 32 3S 22 Trace closing argument and C J Lynch Cedarjlapidsjsjto clos Thompson will close for the state and the case is expected to reach the jury by midafternoon Cartwright in opening the de fenses final plea reiterated the de fense stand that Cooper believed Farmers liquor was preprohibition stuff He also cited the testimony of Marshalltown residents and de clared they have found Cooper to be honorable and upright in all his Claims Proof Not Given C J Lynch of Cedar Rapids who closed for the defense con tended the state must prove that Cooper had knowledge Farmer was possessing liquor illegally and that it had failed to do this County Attorney Thompson who had started his final argument as the lunch recess was called de clared the Iowa law says liquor not purchased at state liquor stores is in violation of the law and that Cooper by his defense is question ing that statute There is no exception for pre prohibition liquor in the Thompson told tbe jury DES MOINES Feb 15 and colder weather tonight was forecast for most of Iowa by the weather bureau Cloudy weather and moderate rains that have prevailed over the state for the past few days will continue Saturday the forecast said Moderate to light rains that fell yesterday and last night turned to snow in Sioux City and Charles City this morning where the tem perature was 32 the weather bur eau reported The heaviest rains during the past 24 hours were reported at Sioux City were 54 of an inch fell and at Dubuque where 52 of an inch fell Keokuk with a maximum of 52 degrees had the warmest read ing in the slate A low of 20 degrees was fore cast for the northern portion of Iowa tonight and minimum tern two weeks of 25 degrees in the I southwest and 28 in the southeasti THINK PACT MAY SOLVE PROBLEMS Nazi Officials Hopeful of Much Value in Anglo French Proposals BERLIN Feb 15 of ficialdom sees in the AngloFrench proposals for a western European air pact possible solution of the continents gravest problems This attitude was manifest today as Reichsfuehrer Hitler assured the French and British ambassadors he was ready to discuss the proposed pact May Lead 1o Others These discussions official quar j ters believe may lead to other i agreements of a military and non aggression character likely not only to relieve European tension but also to break down the wall of pacts threatening the reichs bor ders and answer the longpuzzling question of Germanys armament status This view was outlined in Deutsch Diplomatische Korrespondenz which generally is regarded as reflecting the governments opinion Show Attitude Positive The utterances of government officials during the last months re garding the points raised in the London the mouth piece said show Germanys atti tude is positive in an attempt to forestall an armaments race and the danger of war The London communique con tains suggestions which are not to be accepted or rejected but about which all interesletl powers can confer Some problems like secur ity in eastern and southeastern Europe already have been widely discussed I near the village of San Filippo one of them crashed to earth Reports from Naples said the plane started with nine persons aboard all British aviation officers and men Admiralty advices were that the plane was in charge of Flight lieu tenant Henry Longfield Beatty and Flying Officer John A IXTOMlTE IS NOT DENIED State Admits Money Asked by Gorrell to Wilcox With Threat PAWNEE Feb 15 admission John F Gorrell wrote an extortion note to H F Wilcox wealthy Tulsa oil man theatening death to one of his children unless he paid was made by the state today in the murder trial of 19 year old Phil Kennamer for the slaying of Gorrell 23 The startling action followed brief testimony by Federal Judge Frank lin E father of the de fendant that my judgment the handwriting was not his sons Admit He Wrote Note W F Gilmer of the prosecu tion interrupted testimony of J C Shearman Wichita hand writing expert to say If you are trying to show that Gorrell wrote that note well save you time and trouble We admit In view of this unqualified ad mission we see no need of contin uing this said A Flint Moss chief of the defense and Shearman steppeft down Led to Killing Claim Shearman who said he was a stu dent of Albert S Osborne a hand writing witness in the Hauptmann trial said before court opened he would testify Gorrell wrote the note which the defense contends led Ken namer to kill Gorrel dental student The defense contended young Ken namer was distracted because of the threat implied against pretty 19 year old Virginia Wilcox daughter of the oil man for whom he bore an unrequited adoration Fathers Testimony Surprise The brief testimony of the gray haired father of the defendant came as a surprise as the defense had announced the judge would be asked to tell queer actions of his son It was expected the judge would be called back to the stand later in the hearing to bloater the insanity plea for the youth The state which rested yesterday after less than two days of testi mony asserts Kennamer shot the 23 year old dental student in Tulsa last Thanksgiving night when he refused to take part in the alleged plot against the family of Wilcox Ken namer admitted the slaying but said he did it in self defense to thwart the plot which allegedly involved the kidnaping of Virginia Wilcox Kennamer had regained some of the composure he lost yesterday when his attorney branded him as mentally Will Open Knoxville Store DES MOINES Feb 15 state liquor store will be opened at Knoxville before March 1 the liquor Commission announced CLAIMS RUSSIA NAZIS PROMOTE AIMS ACTS House Committee Ends Year Spent With Probe WASHINGTON ti Legislation to protect the United States from foreign propaganda1 and revolutionary ac ti vi ty was rec ommended to congress today by a house committee which spent more than a year investigating un American In its unanimous report to the house the committee headed by Representative McGormack D charged in effect that soviet Russia has violated its pledges against harboring groups which ad vocate the overthrow of this gov ernment Recommendations Are Made It reported that tons of nazi pro paganda have been smuggled into this country and complimented twenty odd million Americans of German birth or descent for re sisting efforts to bring them into the nazi These recommendations for leg islation were made 1 That air publicity propaganda or public relations agents of for eign governments foreign political parties or foreign commercial firms be required to register with the sec retary of state 2 That the secretary of state be empowered to shorten of end the stay in this country of a tempo rarily admitted foreigner if he dis seminates propaganda or engages in political work Should Deport Undesirables 3 That the United States nego tiate treaties with other nations for the deportation of undesirable aliens to their native 4 That it be made unlawful to advise soldiers sailors or reserves to disobey their laws or regulations 5 That United States attorneys be empowered to prosecute persons who refuse to testify before con gressional committees 6 That it shall be made unlaw ful to advocate changes in a man ner that incites to the overthrow or destruction by force and lence of the government of the United States or any state Claim Freedom Interfered The committee reported it has recently received evidence which justifies an inquiry into reports showing interference by a consul of the Mexican government assigned to San Bernardino with the religious practices and religious xeedom of some of our This evidence has been submit ted to the state department and as surances have been given that an mmediate inquiry will be be committee said In the word 24 page re sort the investigators repeated some of the testimony obtained in hearings throughout the country and presented separate summaries dealing with naziism fascism com munism the silver shirts 7hich they said were patterned after er the storm troops of and other organizations Consolidation Sought The committee said that nazis used all kinds of efforts and influ nce short of force and o consolidate persons ot German irth and descent in this country into one group subject to ion from At youth summer camps in dif erent localities the report assert Heads Report Representative John W Mc Cormack is chairman of the house committee which made its report Friday on propa ganda Turn lo 2 Campbell Ready for Another Test Run on Daytona Beach Sands DAYTON A BEACH Feb 15 Both Sir Malcolm Campbell and his mighty Bluebird were ready for an other test run up and down the sands today and it was just a ques tion of whether the beach would work into shape The British of the present world record for land speed at miles an gave his powerful car its initial tryout yesterday It made two false starts and then sped down the beach at something under 200 miles an hour Campbell did not try for a new will shoot at the 300 miles an hour five miles a minute mark within a few ilays or a week He merely wanted to test Blue bird since its rebuilding and com i plete BRUNO TO GO TO TRENTON PRISON Will Leave Saturday Rumor of Accomplice Denied by Hoover FLEMINGTON N X Feb 15 Richard Hauptmann con victed murderer of Baby Charles A Liindbergh will go to the death ipuse of the state prison in Tren ton some time tomorrow His at torneys worked today on an appli cation for a writ of error which they may submit next Monday A published report that federal authorities had evidence of an ac complice was denied in Washington ay J Edgar Hoover head of the department of justices division of investigation The district attorney of the 3ronx where Hauptraann was in dicted for extortion said all the vidence was to theeffect that Hauptmann was alone in the crime Unknown to Beilly Edward J Reilly Hauptmann3 defense chief said he hadnt heard he police had ever worked on an accomplice angle and added that eventually the police might find ruth in his own theory that the kidnaping and murder was the work of a gang of at least four jersons Sheriff John H Curtiss of Hun erdon county said be planned to emove the condemned man some ime after daylight tomorrow un der a guard consisting of himself ind four or five deputies and a de ail of state troopers Death Warrant Shown As he detailed this plan briefly exhibited Hauptmanns deatn varrant signed by Justice Thomas V Trenchard Prosecutor Anthony SI Hauck and Court Clerk C Fell Meanwhile Brunos opes rested on appeal I havent a the con cm ned man told his counsel and must depend on tbe In his only intervieiw during four months in the Hunterdon county jail the Bronx carpenter was asked latn yesterday whether he could not possibly name per Tuni Vt 2 column 2 Iowa River at Flood Tide at Marshalltown MARSHALLTOWN Feb 15 The Iowa river has risen feet in the last 24 hours to a stage of feet or flood tide Ice jams at city bridges early today proved threat ening until broken up and when flood water upstream waa released there was danger of flooded low lands downstream Residents in that area were warned to move Biermann Has Bill to Prevent iMisbranding WASHINGTON Feb is Representative Fred Biermann Iowa introduced a bill in the house to prevent misbranding of boots arid shoes Says Italy Is Not Justified in Movement Emperor of Ethiopia States Confidence Disturbed ROME Feb 15 Haile Selassie declared today in a message to the press of the wori that Italian mobilization is not justified by any military measur on the part of The message from tbe Ethiopian ruler was made public here ttirougl his charge daffaires Negrada yesus who said he also was com munlcating it to the Italian foreign office Will Disturb The news of the mobilization o two Italian the monarch said Is not of a kind to maintain an atmosphere of confidence neces aary to the satisfactory conduct negotiations now under way pre liminary to the establishment of i commission of conciliation and ar nitration for the solution of Italo Ifithlopian differences The security of Italian Somali landhas not been menaced by Eth iopia at any Haile Selassie repeated the con sistently contended stand that his country never had taken an aggres sive position against Italy and thai none of his troops had been con centrated on the border All Ethi opians hie said had strictly obeyed orders to avoid ail incidents in the frontier zones and remain quiet Claim Village Occupied Italian sources said however that more than 150 armed Ethiop ians have occuEJcd village o 3 Silar nearT the erritory These sources eaid the occupation took place Jan 29 and was believed to have been a part of the Afdub affair which brought aboui strained relations between the na The place was reported to be held now by Ethiopians There IB no Italian garrison in the village Premier Mussolini maintained silence concerning the note and his future policy He conferred with members of the fascist grand coun cil It was Indicated that the Ethio pian question would come up in an other meeting of legislative body late in the Pursue Same Policy In divulging the contents of the note the Ethiopian legation pur sued the samo policy which aroused the ire of Italian officials three days ago After Negradas Yesus the Eth opian emissary made public King Selassies original message of de fiance a government spokesman characterized his action as undip omatic procedure The tenor of the second message was much like that of the first Be sides accusing Italy of prejudicing prospects for a peaceful settlement of the dispute it took direct issue with Italian claims of Ethiopian aggression at Afdub on Jan 29 charging instead that the Italians were guilty of a provocative at tack at that time RASH SECRET MAY BE LEARNED Possible Causes of Macons Disaster Advanced as Probe Continues SAN FRANCISCO Feb 15 A structural failure where the upper tin joined the most aft portion of the dirigible Ma con made the airship crash into the Pacific ocean last Tuesday evening Chief Boatswains Mate Robert J Davis told a naval court of inquiry here to day SAN FRANCISCO Feb 15 The secret of the disaster that wrenched the dirigible Macon and plunged the queen of the skies in the Pacific may be disclosed to day in the stories of five crewmen stationed in the tail of the giant craft Faults In structure or design or a break in control gear have been advanced as possible causes of the Macons crash All testimony at yesterdays board of inquiry placed the seat of trouble aft but no def inite cause was determined Testimony touched lightly on the wind and rain as possible contribut ing factors and bore heavily on In timations a break in the controls In the rear mijrht have caused the bad casualty that started the Macon ship wallowing downward to its end and the death of two mem bers of crew of 83 SENATE IS TOLD ACT IS REALLY A BLANK CHECK Attack of Is Launched by Vandenberg WASHINGTON Feb 15 to Opening a new republican attack on the administration f relief bill Senator Vandenberr Michigan told the senate today it was a blank check for the biggest sum of money ever passed ini single transaction and wascalcu lated to retard recovery if guesa correctly what the adminis tration He termed the measure the most amazinglegislative proposal in the history ofthis or any other democ and then sarcastically sug gested the whole bill could be sim plified by simplt sections Use as He hereby to the president to use as he pleases who doesnt like it ia fined Vandenbeg spoke after Chairman Glass of the appropriation committee in charge of tbebill explained the amendments made by the committee to the houae text but refrained from recommending1 paaa age in its present form Will Split plan Senator McCarran D au thor of the mandatory prevailing wage amendment just harely de feated in tlon forces promised the motion to return the lump aum meuure to the appropriation qpmmitteeWitk spitjpie two partsand rush back the direct relief section From republican ranks waspromv ised a motion to cut one yearott the time the huge relief fund would be available for spending Instead of making the money available unr til June 30 1937 agreed to ask a June 30 1936 limit Other Activities Listed Other capital activities Charges of inefficiency and even suggestions of graft were put before the house rules com mittee by congressmen who de manded an Investigation of the home owners loan corporation A P Homer Washington mar ine architect told the senate muni tions committee he had been offered a retainer of to aid Lau rence R Wilder a shipbuilder to get naval contracts in 1983 for Gulf Industries of Fensacola but had not accepted A house committee which Inves tigated unAmerican activities recommended six legislative stepa o protect the United from foreign propaganda No Decision on Gold The supreme court met at noon without announcing any action in the gold cases The sessions today will he the last time the court will lold this week Unless the decision s handed down today it could not come down at a regular session un il Monday that federal officers iave evidence that Bruno Richard Hauptmann had an accomplice in Lindbergh kidnaping were Tnro to pare J column 7 the About the Presidents All except Buchanan were mar Tyler Fillmore Benjamin Har ison Theodore Roosevelt and Wil son were married twice Tyler had he largest family seven children by each marriage Washington Madi son Jackson Polk Buchananand Harding were childless John Adams vas the father of a president and illiam Henry Harrison was the grandfather of one This Is but a sample of the interesting facts to be found in our booklet Presidents and Their which has the essentials of many volumes epito mized in its 48 pages Inclose 10 cents in com Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin care fully wrapped for the booklet on Presidents and Their Name Mail to ;