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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 15, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH lOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 112 Plans for Neutrality Many Ardent Peace Lovers Skeptical About Laws SENATE PASSES NEW FARM BILL By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA very pacific folk are skeptical of the possibilities of any imaginable legislation to in sure Uncle Sams neutrality if and when the world is afflicted with an other large scale overseas war I have my own doubts on the subject To be sure the senates muni tions investiga tion unquestion ably has been an excellent thing highly educational Nevertheless there are able inter national authorities like John Bas sett Moore who hold that an out andout neutrality law enacted in peace time without consideration for the unforeseeable contingencies of future conflict might prove to be more of a peril than a safeguard to Yankee neutrality in the event of subsequent hostilities between for eign peoples I can believe them I can believe anything of the kind after the les son of 1917 Huddlestons Reasoning ExCongressman Fred A Britten for a long time chairman of the house of representatives naval af fairs committee always contended that the destruction of armaments was the only dependable guaranty against war To which Congressman George Huddleston of Alabama as unquali fied a foe of war as there is on Cap itol Hill invariably answered if peoples feel the urge to fight and have destroyed all their uptodate equipmentthey will fight with more primitive weapons A peace pact has no value except as it bespeaks a genuine disinclination to go to war Let that disinclination passand therell he war if it has to be fought with armed merchant Bhips bowsandarrows and carving knives This reasoning seems to me con vincing Unconstitutional War A few years ago Senator Lynn J Frazier of North Dakota proposed an amendment to the U S constitu tion never adopted to make war unconstitutional for the United States No country he argued conceiv ably could wage war against anoth er country where war was unconsti tutional World public opinion would not permit it he said This is too beautifully trustful in human nature for me Parenthetically Disarmament even if it did not prevent an occasional informal war with clubs and slings would be an economic ironclads and 75 mile guns But what is the use in being paci fistically impractical Hull Urges Parley Now however Secretary of State Cordell Hull suggests a parley look ing toward the maintenance of peace between the republics of the new world This scheme can be made to work It not only can be made to work as between the new world countries it can be made to count toward keeping the new world countries jointly out of old world jangles Latin America generally would not have gone into the World war except for pressure from Washing ton lived there then and know Argentina never did go in Wash ingtons terrific pressure notwith standing Latin American Opportunity Uncle Sam and the Latin Ameri cans have in fact everything polit ical and much economic in common against Europe Latin Americans are aware of this Yet Uncle Sam has been so intol erably overbearing that they cannot be blamed if they are touchy The Monroe doetrinc in short needs to be reexpressed To sum up what Latin America asks tact from Washington DEVINEWILTRUN FOB STftTE POST Humboldt Postmaster Seeks G 0 P Secretary of State Nomination G Devine for mer county auditor and mayor now postmaster here announced Friday that he would seek the republican nomination as secretary of state Mr Devine was born in Kossuth county and has lived in Humboldt for more than 30 years He was first elected county auditor in 1909 and served until 1919 having been re elected five times He has been ac tive in republican affairs of the eighth district SETS SPENDING LIT AT HALF BILLION A YEAR Rejects Proposal to Bar Grazing on Lands Out of Production WASHINGTON 000000 farm bill to subsidize soil by the new deal to replace passed today by the senate It now goes to the house where democratic leaders forecast early consideration consideration The vote on passage was 56 to 20 Just before the final ballot of ap proval the senate rejected 54 to 21 Rail Road Traffic Near Normal Snowplows Still Engaged in Clearing Up Blocked Areas Over North Iowa Railroad and main highway traffic was approaching normal once again Saturday although snowplows were still engaged in clearing up blocked areas early in the day Iowa which a week ago was scourged with the worst blizzard in years ot off with a light snow Saturday morning Temperatures how ever continued subzero reaching 15 degrees below zero in the night accompanied by a fall of an inch of snow in Mason City There is no definite indication of a break in the cold wave next week the weatherman said Temperatures in northwestern Canada spawning place of this cola wave still hung down near the jumping off place he declared adding To Continue Suffering As long as Prince Albert Can I HITS BEER LAWS VALIDITY AT a motion by Senator McNary the republican leader to return the measure to committee with instruc tions to report out a new bill in three weeks McNary said the administration measure was unworkable and un constitutional Urges Own Bill He urged a bill be worked out from proposals of his own of George Peek former trade adviser to the administration and others The senate earlier rejected 45 to 28 a proposal which would have prohibited grazing of dairy and other cattle on lands taken out of production of crops under the soil conservationsubsidy farm bill Offered by Senator McNary and supported by democrats and repub licans from dairy states the amendment was designed to fore stall an unbridled production of legumes which may materially in crease dairy production The amendment also would have barred the harvesting from soil conserving farms of any crops in tended for sale Should Plow Under McNary said soil improving crops should be plowed under to increase fertility Opponents of the amendment con tended it was unconstitutional and would discourage the growth of f and other feed crops essential improving and conserving the soil Senator Norris R Nebrj as serted it would have made the death of the bill certain in the courts whereas now it has a breath is getting 50 below that was the temperature there early is going to con tinue suffering Clouds convened over the state Friday night holding the 25 below minimum temperatures expected early Saturday to higher levels than forecast Meantime railroads got most of their main line trains operating again Saturday and turned again to the job of breaking open the driftn which still block branch lines and isolate many towns The highway commission its snow removal equipment creaking under the strain of the longest hardest siege of driftbucking it ever has undergone reopened most of the trunk route blockades formed by Fridays wind Cant Let Up We cant letup to repair the ma chinery a maintenance engineer said until weve got the roads not only opened but two way passage reestablished Then weve got to get the secondaries dugout The wind receded Friday night be Attorneys for Defense Heard by Kepler in District Court for the north The line rrom Cedar Rapids to Manly was also in operation he said Heavy shipments of fruits and vegetables were also headed for Mason City from the south The Great Western expected to have passenger trains in operation Saturday A snowplow from the Twin Cities passed through Mason City early in the day The Northwestern trains were in operation Saturday snowplows hav ing succeeded in clearing the tracks during the night No 9 Still Blocked Except for occasional gaps the main highways were open for traffic as far west as Emmetsburg it was announced at the highway commis sion office No 9 was still blocked west of Thompson however while a plow was working between Forest City and Garner the completion of which will open No 69 south to Des Moines The main highways are open east to the rivlr The rotary snowplow was at work on No 65 south of Mason City Sat urday establishing a double lane a defendant attacked the tionality of the Iowa beer consti law in lew that 15 miles an hour velocity day single lane having been opened Fri which starts drifting The weatherman warned how ever there are indications that northerly winds strong enough to drift might develop again over the weekend For Saturday night he predicted working i ow possible in the south portion Burchinal Also defeated without a record vote was an amendment by Sen ator OMahoney p Wyo to de duct from subsidies the proceeds from use of retired lands for graz ing or crops sold Vote Annual Limit The senate voted to place a 000000 annual limit on obligations incurred by Secretary Wallace un der the new farm program The limitation on amounts Wal lace could pay out to farmers for growing soil conserving crops and thus controlling production of com mercial products was proposed by Senator Clark D Mo He said the cill otherwise would permit the secretary to spend any sum he de sired and congress later might con sider it a moral obligation to make up the excess Senator Byrnes DS Car argued in vain that the authorization already incorporated in the measure automatically limited outlays to that figiie Logan Attacks Lobby The farm bills march toward a final vote was interrupted briefly at one point to permit Senator Lo gan DKy to attack what he called a most powerful lobby op posing the Robinson bill against brokers rebates or preference to firms buying merchandise on a big scale Defending the supreme court from criticism by democratic lead ers and others Senator George D Ga told the senate many attacks were in his opinion without justi fication Off the fioor the agricultural committee approved a bill by Sen ator Norris RNeb for a ten year program for rural electrification House In Recess The house took a day off after passing the big war department ap propriation bill Friday One of the days developments was a postoffice department order that airmail pay for the Braniff Air ways Inc of Tulsa Okla be with held on grounds the line had vio lated the 1935 airmail act The new deal was rallying Satur day in an effort to ward off a blow to another policy It planned to appeal Fridays Philadelphia decision in which Federal Judge George W Welsh ruled that war veterans must be given preference on works pro gress administration jobs even if present workers have to be dis placed This would scramble the pol icy under which the government gives jobs only to those on dole lolls County Engineer R E Robertson was still awaiting repairs Saturday for a snowplow One county plow which cleared four miles towards Swaledale Friday was continuing in that vicinity Another plow was working from Clear Lake toward snow pos oi the state along with 15 below zero minimum temperatures The north part of the state he said may expect 25 below Snow Over State Sioux City reported two inches of new snow which made 1S6 inches of snow there during the first 15 days of February Charles City measured 5 inches of snow Water loo 8 inches Fort Dodge a light snow Mason City 7 inches Council Bluffs an inch Dubuque an inch Des Moines a trace Emmetsburg which has shown a disposition to be Iowas coldest spot this winter reported 18 below for the states lowest reading early Sat urday Charles City and Sioux City both reported 12 below for their lows Other low temperatures included Dubuque S below Ottumwa 6 be low Waterloo 11 below Cedar Rapids 11 below Fort Dodge 13 be low Council Bluffs 12 below Iowa City 4 below Davenport 2 below The warmest points in the state Friday were Keokuk and Davenport with 4 above Trains in Operation By Saturday afternoon railroads were getting a mastery over the blockaded tracksand moving both freight and passenger trains in cluding large shipments of coal and fresh vegetables and fruits The M and St L broke through a stubborn drift of snow between Rockwell and Hampton at oclock Saturday morning and im mediately set in motion its rolling stock A flanger was sent south ward to clean the snow from the side of the rails closely followed iy a freight train Three freight trains were on their way from the south Others were on their way north and coming from the north Used Three Engines The M and St L used two snowplows to clear the track be tween Mason City and Marshall town A plow from Marshalltown pushed by three engines worked northward all day Friday Another set out from Mason City at 3 a m Saturday The two of them met in northern Franklin county After having cleared out the drifted snow in the cut near Lawler Milwaukee trains were approaching normal operations No 11 which is due at a m arrived at a m while a west bound train came in at two hours late No 22 went east at a m Arrive in Mason City No 17 of the Rock Island came into Mason City at 9 a m Satur day loaded with merchandise mail and express reminiscent of the Christmas season No 32 went south at a m H W Odle general agent stated coal was moving northward from Des Moines and also coming into the state from the lake docks to the arguing a demurrer in the case of the state of Iowa vs Wilford Dwycr before Judge M H Kepler in the district court here Friday afternoon The case which involved the im portation of socallcd near beer into Iowa is expected to attract state wide attention inasmuch as its ad Iowa Native to Fly Gold Out of Tibet NEW YORK B Enders Iowa born son of a mission ary plans to fly monastery gold out of forbidden Tibet so its millions of subjects may have the conveniences of the modern world Tibet is full of gold Enders who said he was born in Essex Iowa declared in an interview here Gold washing is the most common occupation up there The gold is stored in monasteries The people are serfs centuries slaves because Tor they have borrowed judication have an important of bearing on the merchandising this in the state The case came up on a county attorneys information filed by County Attorney 0 J Wardwell of Worth county who charged the de fendant did unlawfully import beer I them into the state of Iowa from the state of Minnesota for purposes of sale or resale without holding a Class A permit Files Demurrer The defense filed a demurrer which was argued in behalf of the state by LeRoy A Rader assistant attorney general who accompanied by William Arthur of the state bu reau of investigation was the first to break through when No 65 was opened south of Mason City Friday afternoon The defendant was represented in the argument by E money from the lamaseries What they find they own They believe that gold is a plant that it grows Lama Is Wise He said the Panchcn Lama now returning to the holy city of Lhasa after 11 years exile is wise He figures that the gold is principal and that interest or income should be used and not principal He will use some of the gold to build an internal commerce which then can be taxed He wants to build roads bringing in wcsteilJ road machinery He wants to police Sabin of Buses were in operation east north and south The bitter cold encircled the Da kotas and Minnesota in deep white paralysis Threats of a bread short J a r age in Sioux Falls lifted after an Class airplane carried 1000 pounds of yeast from St Paul Denbigh Dunes station near Mi not N Dak reported the worst temperature 56 below It was 44 below at Devils Lake ON THE INSIDE BABA E T H TO P xS N Y A Fear Italians Will Bomb Addis Ababa ON PAGE 2 Bluffs Firm Protests Hampton Coal Seizure ON PAGE 14 Train Jumps Track at Coulter Rails Torn Up ON PAGE 14 Governor Approves Contest in Safety ON PAGE 3 Meanwell Spears Out of Wisconsin Faculty ON PAGE 9 Northwood and Lyle Ostrander Albert Lea who contended the pro duct involved in the action was a malt and not a beer that it was nonintoxicating and therefore not subject to the requirements of the Iowa beer law CUiInis Discrimination The defense rurthcrmore argued that in requiring the defendant who is a resident of Minnesota to hold a A permit which is the Iowa wholesale license the socalled beer act contravenes the commerce clause of the constitution of the United States and the fourteenth amendment known as the equal He will send apprentices to China to learn carpentry and other crafts None of Kubbish In Tibet there is none of the rubbish of even ar old no outmoded machinery Tibet is starting with airplanes Then will come the radio then the telephone then roads ant later the telegraph and railroad Jus the reverse of our experience Enders said an airdrome wa built at Konkbnor at his request in preparation for the gold transpor His Blond Alibi tation oing project to arm Asked if he was the gold bearin planes he said I should say not If you have no can give bandits that and get along some how But if it becomes known you have a modem gun every rascal within 500 miles lays plans to get it And slipping a knife into you as you sleep is their way of negotiat ing for it protection clause and that the law insofar as it burdens interstate commerce and denies equal protec tion to residents or citizens of oth er states is therefore unconstitu tional Mr Rader argued that the twen tyfirst amendment to the constitu tion of the United States which re pealed the eighteenth amendment provided that the transjortation or importation into any state or terri tory or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors in violation of the laws thereof is hereby proI Saturday mormn hibited Is Fact Question The assistant attorney general argued that the question of whether or not a beverage is intoxicating is FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy in north portion possibly snow in south portion Saturday night and Sun day continued cold with colder Saturday night MINNESOTA Generally fair and continued cold Saturday night and Sunday with somewhat colder in southeast Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S o clock Maximum Friday 7 Below minimum in Night In Below At 8 A M Saturday 14 Below Snowfall 1 Inch Precipitation 07 of an Inch That it is possible to have snow at subzero temperature was demon strated Friday night This explodes the old theory that it can be too cold to snow Mason Citys average snow level is closely approaching the 2 foot mark incidentally WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO outlook for the week of Feb 1722 For the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri Valleys and the northern and central Great No definite indications of break in cold precipitation rather frequent over south portions not much likely in north JACK McGURN AND WIFE a fact question and not a statutory question and that the Iowa law specifically included all kinds of beverages made by the fermenta tion of an infusion in potable water of barley malt and hops with or without unmalted grains not more than 4 per cent of alcohol by weight in its term beer For this reason he said the pro duct involved in the case was clearly under the Iowa law As to the claim of the defense that the importer was discriminated I against under the Iowa law Mr Rader argued that all persons are on an equal footing with reference to the sale and manufacture of beer in Iowa in that any person may im port into Iowa beer on an equal j footing with another by the same method that a person within the state may sell beer and that is that I the person importing into Iowa must sell to class A distributors who are wholesalers under the Iowa law All Must Have Permit A domestic brewery must also have a class A permit or must sell through class A distributors There I is just one fee charged for class A permits and that is S250 Therefore persons outside the state are not discriminated against as they must do the same thing to sell beer as persons within the state j Mr Rader cited a number of re i cent court decisions holding that the i twentyfirst amendment and the WcbbKcnyon act left the matter the twentyfirst amendment to the j entirely to the states to determine constitution of the United States to what extent if at all intoxicat The defense was given until Mon ing liquor should he handled i day to submit a written argument Cases cited by the defendant as on the case The state has until the i bearing on the case he said inj close of next week to submit its re i volved situations where states had ply STAGE HUNT FOR MYSTERY PLANE Believe Flyers Were Lost in Raging Blizzard in Wyoming CODY Wyo par ties combed the snow buried uplands Saturday for a mysterious airplane believed lost in a raging Wyoming blizzard While the storm roared across the bleak plateau Friday night residents twice heard an unidentified plane circle Cody apparently seeking an airport then fly away into the snow filled gale Identity of the ship and its pas sengers puzzled authorities No missing planes were reported by air ports in the vicinity and all air lines accounted for tbeir craft Fears that it might have been a department of commerce plane were quieted when an inspector reported that ship safe at Sheridan Wyo Officials were certain the plane could not have remained aloft over night in the 20 below zero weather They said the ship and its occupants if trapped on the flat country that stretches for 20 miles in all direc tions from here probably were buried under the drifting snow The ship was first heard over the city at p m For an hour the drone of a motor could be heard circling the city Cody is in northern Wyoming about 50 miles east of Yellowstone National park Pleads Guiity to Assault OMAHA Zack 29 former Sioux City prize fighter pleaded guilty to charges of assault with intent to do great injury and was sentenced to three years in the state penitentiary Have You Read Your Newspaper imposed discriminating burdens on importers Cited Many Cases As to the contention of the defend and that his product containing 49 of 1 per cent of alcohol was non intoxicating the state cited a num ber of cases which it contended showed the beverage in question should be classified as intoxicating liquor and would fall within the scope of the WebbKenyon act and 1 What two film players re ported they were robbed in Chi cago the past week 2 What happened to the Rev Harold Street and family 3 What former senate sergeant at arms who said there arc not many crooks in congress died 4 what did Ruthie the lioness do 5 What widow was sworn in as a member of the senate 6 What one time presidential candidate died 7 Who attacked the Japanese policy in the far cast S Who wns elected president of the Iowa Retail Hardware asso ciation What did Meyer Shuldbcrg of Minneapolis claim 10 The present winter is the i most severe in how many years I ANSWERS ON PAGE 2j MGURN SLAYING SEEN AS SIGN OF NEWALKY WAR Suspect in Massacre of Seven Years Ago Gets Comic Valentine CHICAGO of Detec ives John E Sullivan said Saturday ic viewed the assassination of Ma chine Gun jack McGurn once Al lapones No 1 terrorist as the outbreak of a new alky war be wcen Chicago and Milwaukee hcodlums The chief of Chicago police in vestigators said McGurns murder n a bowling alley shortly after mid night without doubt found its mo tive in such a flashback to prerc pcal liquor violence He said his men had established that the once affluent Capone ma chine gunner was broke I connect his killing directly with hc three murders in the alky rack et last fall Sullivan said Three Slain Before He referred to the slaying of Frank Stypulowski 25 Joseph Scaf fido 28 both of Milwaukee and Angelo Keronomous 24 all assas sinated within 24 hours on Novem ber 1415 Why McGurn once Capones closest and most trusted associate should now be quarreling with min or hoodlums over the meager re turns of revived bootlegging Sulli van explained succinctly hard times He tried to make a comeback last fall when he opened a racing handbook It was promptly closed up Lately hes been trying to float a loan through one of his hoodlum pals but they turiied him down In Bowling Alley We are now investigating infor mation that McGurn turned to com peting with Milwaukee alky cook ers The chief added that 95 per cent of the illicit alcohol used to confect bootleg liquor for the Chicago mar ket is imported from Milwaukee McGurn indicted but never tried in the 1929 St Valentines day mas sacre of seven rival gangsters was shot to death in a northside bowling alley just one hour after the an niversary of the wholesale slaugh ter He was killed with pistol bullets a comic valentine at his feet by three men who followed him into the recreation parlor He was wait inghis turn to bowl Too Many Motives Investigators agreed that there were many who had reason to desire his death To substantiate the theory that survivors of the old Capone gang were engaged in a new war for con trol it waspointed out that the re cent return from prison of powerful Capone lieutenants like Murray Humphrey and Jack Guzik had brought stories of jealousy in the ranks There are just too many reasons why this fellow might be killed said Mai Coghlan assistant states attorney One is as good as another in the investigation police will have to untangle many phases of his life before we even get started toward a solution Police Capt Richard Barry guessed McGurn had stepped on somebodys toes Two With Him Two men accompanied McGurn tc the bowling alley The police were especially anxious to learn their identity because the assassins after shooting McGurn in the back tore up the bowling score sheet upon which the McGurn party had writ ten its names The police believed this might indicate a connection be tween the slayers and McGurns companions McGurn the most dapper of the Caponegangsters was less of the mobster in attire and habits His olf was good enough to let him dare to compete under his own name in a western open tournament a few years ago He completed tho first six holes under par before a warrant was served on him Then he blew up He beat the rap on the mas sacre charge by producing the now famous blond alibi Louise Rolfe who later became his wife She tes tified that she and McGurn were in a hotel Stevens just south of the loop The widow was brought in from her home in suburban Oak Park for questioning a few hours after the slaying but the police said she could give nr information as to who might have slain her husband or why She said she had received an anonymous telephone call Saturday morning telling her something has j happened to Jack Was Regular Customer i William Alolsio who said he was 1 the owner of the bowling alleys ;