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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME I ME u f iT OF I I F THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOLXLI FIVE CKNTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SKCT1ON ONE NO 109 U S Plans Security Measures With Wide Differences Flood Legislatures EDITORS is the second in a daily series of tour articles on Social Secur ity plans By DON JOSEPH Associated Press Staff Writer There are 45 bills on unemploy ment insurance pending in state legislatures Twenty legislatures have addressed resolutions to con gress on this subject and congress has before it 10 such bills One state legislature Wisconsin has passed an unemployment insurance bill Sociologists are stating that this will be Americas historic year in social legislation as was 1911 in England The WagnerLewis bill the ad ministrationsupported social sec urity measure now before congress requires state cooperation with the federal government Which of the state measures will be found ade quate will depend on the limitations fixed by federal authorities should the WagnerLewis bill pass Reserves Set Up Eighteen of these pending state bills contain provisions for the re serve system of handling unemploy ment insurance funds Wisconsins law also contains this feature and although there are variations in the bills proposed in the other states that of Wisconsin is considered fair ly representative Under the Wisconsin system in dividual plant reserves are required into which each employer contrib utes no more than 2 per cent of his payroll As this reserve fund in creases the contributions of the em ployer are allowed to decrease The theory is that the employer will try to keep contributions at a minimum by restricting discharge of em ployes The other method of obtaining and controlling the funds may be found in the socalled Ohio plan a proposed measure in which employ ers are to pay 2 per cent of their payrolls and workers 1 per cent all i going into a state pool from which i the unemployed would be paid bills M In the matter of those to becov I ered under the plans two general tvpes of legislation are under con sideration The one plan as estab lished in the Wisconsin act pro tects industrial workers only as has been proposed in the plans of Minnesota and Massachusetts The Ohio plan excludes farm labor and domestic service but others in ad dition to industrial workers are to i be included i Among the sternest residence and employment requirements are those reported in a Massachusetts bill It j contains a two years residence pro 1 vision stipulates that the first 8 weeks of employment would be a probation period and would permit the employer to lay off an employe as incompetent within six months after he was employed depriving him of his insurance Work 40 Weeks For the workingman of Wiscon sin to obtain funds once he is un employed he must have lived in the state for the two precedin years or have worked there for 40 1 TAKE HAUPTMANN TO DEATH CELL F R Planning Recommendations for New NRA MESSAGE TO BE GIVEN CONGRESS GROUPSMONDAY Expected to Ask Years Extension Perhaps Two More WASHINGTON Feb 16 President Roosevelt intends to send his recommendations for the new NRA to congress on Monday His message is expected to pro pose a one year extension of the na tional recovery administration with authority to make it two years if deemed advisable Will Seek Permanency Mr Roosevelt definitely has de cided to seek permanency for some of the fundamental principles of the emergency NRA which expires next June In this group are the provisions for abolition of child labor the right of labor to uargain collectively and the maintenance of minimum wages Works on Recommendations Mr Roosevelt kept his calling list comparatively free today to work on his recommendations As word of the NRA message came from the white house a senate judiciary committee assembled to in vestigate charges of monopoly un der NRA This meeting and another proposal for an inquiry before the senate finance committee forecast an harrassed journey through con gress foranyriewNRiAlegislation BANQUET MARKS END OF SCHOOL Business and Country Folk at Forest City Prepare for Big Corn Show FOREST CITY Feb ness and country folk sat down at a banquet table in the high school gymnasium here last night to cele Drate the successful conclusion of a night school for farmers and gen rate enthusiasm for WinnebagoHancock the corn annual show Scores College CLARENCE DARROW scheduled for next week George Lundberg presided on toastmaster and those the weeks There are almost as many pro visions for waiting periods as there are state plans Each one provides for a different period between the Turn o page 2 column 2 FORECAST IOWA Mostly unsettled and slightly colder in east and south portions Saturday night Sun day generally fair and slightly warmer in north central and extreme west portions of the state in the afternoon MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Sunday generally fair slightly farmer in after jioon j IN MASON CITY SllobeGazette weather figures 24 hour period ending at 8 Saturday morning jjlaximum Friday 35 1Iinimum in Night 25 lit 8 A M Saturday 26 fiainfall Trace snowfall Trace WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO Feb 16 look for the week beginning fnday Feb 18 the region of the Great Ices Not much precipitation first of the week but indicated for part temperatures mostly Ive normal except east portion for the Upper Mississippi and KjjV 4ver Mississippi Valley and the ra jthern and central Great Plains 1 jt much precipitation likely be I Ining of week but probably by rldle or towards close tempera mostly normal or higher speaking program included the Rev J A M Hinderlie J E Read B J Thompson George D Eaton and Earl Hall of Mason City The Rusty Hinge quartet interspersed numbers between the talks Mr Reads talk assumed the character of a welcome to the busi nessmen and acknowledgement to the Forest City community for its contribution to the success of the night school and of the annual corn show Paul Sweeney teacher and Superintendent Eaton were also praised for their help Forest City Forges Ahead Mr Thompson in response point ed to the highly developed spirit of cooperation between those who have their business in our town and those who have their business in the country He al luded to Forest Citys in vestment in building last year as unequalled in this part of Iowa any town large or small Mr Hall brought greetings from i neighboring city and proceeded to a discussion of weatherlore as the most ancient of sciences Brief explanations of the more common phenomena of weather were pres ented by him and he referred to the fact that weather on the Amer ican continent has a welldefined tendency to move from east with Iowas weather west to of today becoming Indianas and Ohios weather tomorrow School Members Listed Members of the night school who have attended three or more of the sessions were listed as follows G C Adams A Anderson W Anderson J G Baker W W Barnard M J Barrett A Berger R Bienert M Blanshan E B Bon ar A G Broncs C T Carlson S Til to Page J Column 4 Stolen Ford Found at Protivin CALMAR Feb Ford truck belonging to Joseph Becker manager of the Calmar Lumber company which was stolen some time Thursday night was found Friday parked in Protivin 20 miles from here MonkeyLaw View Voiced by Darrow States Bryan College Is As Dead As Its Founder NASHVILLE Tenn Feb 16 renewed controversy over Tennessees monkey law has brought a familiar figure back into the other than Clar ence Darrow er of John Thomas Scopes in the famous trial at Dayton a decade ago commenting on the action of William Jennings Bryan university in protesting against the movement to repeal the antievolution bill said in Chicago Hole in Ground Bryan no college just a hole in the ground The high school is letting them hold some classes in their building and they call it a university Bryan college is as dead as Bryan is Naturally the faculty of the university is against repeal of the bill for it would also repeal Bryan university which doesnt exist any way The young people in Tennes see go to real universities and are getting places Eventually the old imers in that state will be asham ed of the antievolution bill In Bryans Honor The young people there are as alert and clever as anywhere in the country and are going to win The university was founded at Dayton in 1930 in memory of Will iam Jennings Bryan leader of the prosecution in the trial which re sulted in the conviction of the young school teacher for teaching evolution Bryan died at Dayton two days after the trial ended NO FRAUD SAY M B A OFFICERS Mass Sherin and Bell Admit Compensation in Merger With Foresters DAVENPORT Feb Hass A L Sherin and E A D Bell Mason City former officers of the Modern Brotherhood of America admit they received compensation in connection with the merger of that organization with the Inde pendent Order of Foresters Toron to Canada but deny there is anv fraud This is the substance of answers they filed in the county court here through counsel to the action brought by Spencer G Frink Rob ert H France and William G Makeson charging Foresters of which they are members iliegallv paid 570000 to the C R Parks Service company Chicago to han dle details of the merger and that 5300000 was paid over to various officials of the M B A and others STATE BLOCKING TESTIMONY ON MIND OF YOUTH Son of Federal Judge Admits Slaying of Gorrell PAWNEE Okla Feb 16 The state blocked for the present at least testimony of Dr Karl A Menninger Topeka Kans psychi atrist that Phil Kennamer was in sane when he killed John F Gor rell Jr when the Kennamer mur der trial reconvened this afternoon and former justice Charles W Mason of the Oklahoma supreme court was called as a witness There was no testimony from about 10 oclock until the afternoon session at 1 p m as attorneys and Judge Thurman Hurst conferred after the state objected to the hypo thetical question put by the defense to Menninger Admits Killing Gorrell The question concerned the men tal state of young Kennamer son of a federal judge who admits kill ing Gorrell last Thanksgiving night but said it was in self defense and to thwart an extortion plot against the family of Homer F Wilcox whose daughter Virginia 19 Ken namer said he loved The state insisted the question should include the fact Kennamer was under the influence of liquor at the time of many of his allegedly irrational actions Adjourns for WeekEnd adjourned fprtheweekend af p m without Menninger completing his testimony The involved question to which A Flint Moss chief Defense Attor ney devoted 40 minutes summed up Kennamers life history emphasiz ing his strange stunts and quirks of character and boiled down to Now doctor taking these facts into consideration in addition to your own information would you say the defendant was rational or irrational Suicide Is Suggested Mason related how young Ken namer remarked of his sixteenth floor office This would be a fine place to commit jump out head first and told me too he wanted to start out as editor of a Tulsa or Oklahoma City paper or as a reporter After Mason had helped him to obtain a job on an Oklahoma City newspaper as a reporter where he remained about two weeks Mason said the boy expressed a desire to fly an airplane in a Central Ameri can revolution Hauptmann Removed to Death House COOPER APPEAL IS UNDER WAY Liquor Chairman is Found Guilty of Violating State Law Will Ask Iowa U to Pay Part of Plant IOWA CITY Feb tees representing the city council and the University of Iowa agreed to recommend to the state board of education that the university stand 40 per cent of the cost of constructing a sewage disposal plant here CEDAR RAPIDS Feb 16 Counsel for Chairman Harold M Cooper of the Iowa liquor control commission today prepared to file motions for a new trial following Coopers conviction yesterday by a district court for violation of the Iowa liquor control act A conference meanwhile was scheduled today in Gov Clyde L Herrings office where it may be decided whether the governor will again ask Cooper to resign New Motion by Feb 26 Cooper was found guilty of knowingly and wilfully violating section 85 of the Iowa liquor act by permitting J Le Roy Farmer Cedar Rapids canning factory pres ident to possess liquor unlawfully Judge H C Ring gave defense counsel until 9 a m Feb 26 to file motions for a new trial Argu ments will be heard at 10 a m the following day and unless defense motions are sustained sentence will be imposed Penalties are Lasted The penalty for the misdemeanor under which Cooper was indicted Jan 10 by a Linn county grand jury ranges from a fine of or three months in the county jail to a fine of and imprisonment for one year or both The defense will appeal the ver dict to the state supreme court if the motion for a new trial is over ruled H G Cartwright Marshall town attorney appearing for Coop er announced The trial was an outgrowth of a Tnrn to IRRC 2 Column 1 j TOWNSEND TELLS OF PENSION PLAN Senate Committee Dubious of Simplicity of Proposal WASHINGTON Feb 16 gray haired California doctor tried to convince the senate finance com mittee today that S200 monthly pensions for all over 60 was a simple expedient for meeting the nations economic troubles but the committee found it not so simple Dr F E Townsend author of the Townsend pension plan was subjected to a sarcastic sometimes numerous cross examination by committee members But he stood his ground contending his plan would probably double the volume of business and bring an era of plenty Buying Dice Qualifies As Townsend explained that his plan called for each pensioner to spend his 5200 for commodities or services each month Chairman Har rison asked Would shooting craps with half a dozen other fellows be services Oh now Townsend replied somewhat taken back But buying the dice would be a commodity Senator Barkley D Ky suggested Yes the doctor agreed What are you going to do with the white collar man on a fixed salary Harrison asked Enhance his ability to buy by increasing his pay Would Take Time Harrison said that with 10000 000 or more aged the plan would cost a year But a two per cent tax would raise only five billion dollars leaving a deficit of S19000000000 a year Yes Townsend said but we will not be able to put 10000000 on he pension immediately It took two years to get 4000000 men into the army We would have to ex amine each citizen for his citizen ship and age as we examined ap plicants for the army Would we have much trouble drafting people to take this pen sion Senator Connally DTcx asked sarcastically Oh now Townsend said Believes Plan Sound Well you were comparing it to raising an army the Texan said Harrison remarked that in some Tim Declines to Be on Liquor Probe Group Knudson States He Is From Same Town as Manley DES M01NES Feb 16 Lieut Gov Nelson Kraschel today named as senate members on the committee to investigate the Iowa iiquor control commission Senators M X Geske D of McGregor An drew Bell D of Denison and D W Kimberly R of Davenport Only one comniitteeman the house republican member remain ed to be an nounced The position was recommended bv a house mucus yester day for Rep r e s e n tative Herman KnudsoD de clined with the explana tion that he H Knudson is a fellow resident of Mason City wiMi Ber nard Manley one of the liquor corn mission members House democrats were planning today another caucus on the selec lion to consider names of four oth er republicans understood to have been found acceptable to a repub lican caucus held last night They are B B Hickenlooper of Cedar Rapids Phil F Roan of Fort Madi son Robert D Blue of Eagle Grove and Dcwey E Goode of Bloomfield House Speaker Mitchell who in dicated he would follow the recom mendations of the house democratic caucus will make his formal an nouncement of the house investiga tors followingthe new caucus Democrats yesterday named Rep resentatives C L McKitmon of Henry and Don Burington of Woocl burv as democratic house commit tee selections IS SHOT TO DEATH Body of Sioux City Public Enemy No 1 Found at Kansas City SIOUX CITY Feb 16 lice here described Robert Swan found shot to death in Kansas City perhaps the victim of a gang as Sioux Citys public enemy No 1 He was known also as Iiwin Swan and Erbin Swan Chief of Detectives G F Whee lock and Detective Sergeant Mau rice Farley said that Swan had been arrested in Sioux City many times on charges of illegal posses sion and sale of narcotics In 1933 after arrest by federal officers he was sent to jail for six months Last January he was arrested tak en to Omaha and there indicted in federal court on a narcotic charge That indictment was hanging over him at the time of his death Police said Swan was the head of a powerful narcotic ring Swan is believed to have import ed large quantities of narcotics from Canada and Mexico Au thorities said he was known to po lice through the middlewest but that Sioux City Omaha and Kans as City were his principal fields of operation 4 Davenport Taverns Are Raided by Agents DAVENPORT Feb 16 State and federal agents raided four local taverns arrested four men and held them under S500 bonds each on charges of illegal possession of liquor Codos and Rossi Are Thought Over Morocco in New Record Effort ISTRES France Feb 16 Paul Codos and Maurice Rossi hold ers of tlie worlds long distance flight record were soaring over Morocco this afternoon headed for a nonstop south Atlantic crossing to Buenos Aires trying to hang up a new record They took off at a m in their heavilyloaded plane the same Joseph Lebrix in which they flew from New York to Syria in 3933 Radio reports from their craft reaching Le Bourget air field placed them over Cape Nao traveling at 125 miles an hour hours aftev the takeoff At p m a m E S T they paased over Sangier Morocco and at p m A M E S they were reported over Rabat on the north ern coast of Africa Half an hour later the plant1 passed over Casablanca PRISONER NO 17400 IS LABEL IVEN TO BRUNO Tm Innocent Are Last Words Before Going Into Prison TRENTON N J Feb 16 Bruno Richard Hauptmann con victed murderer of the kidnaped Lindbergh baby rode the 24 miles from Flemington to the New Jer state prison today to become prisoner No 17400 in his death cell just six paces from the electro cution chamber Im innocent were his last words as he disappeared from sight through the prison doors ttill manacled to Harry McCrea Huntcrdon county jail warden and Lieut Allan Smith head of the state police detatchment assigned to guard him after his removal to New Jersey from the Bronx Face Is Expressionless Hauptmanns face was expres sionless Smiling as he left the Flemington jail he spoke fewer ivords as the motorcade of four au tomobiles neared Trenton He wore the grey overcoat and the brown felt hat which he wore last October when he made the sim ar trip from the Bronx county lail to Flemington For the last time if his counsels appeal fails until he dresses for his execution set tentatively for Friday night March 22 he wore the light grey suit that he wore for every session of the trial for his life Evade Mob of 700 The state police escort evaded the mob of some 700 persons who were gathered at one end of the prison They went around the op posite end Rushed up the steps into the prison Hauptmann was hurried to a side office where his commitment papers were given to Prisons Clerk Irving Bleam Immediately labeled prisoner No 17400 he was led away to the death house Down the main cor ridor he walked between his guards out through the small yard where he saw sunshine again for perhaps the last time and then through the door into the little red brick house of death He was assigned to cell 9 adjoining the death just six paces from the electric chair It is the last one on the first ier which is unoccupied save by Hauptmann There less than 45 minutes aft er he entered the prison he had his Sinner of pork and sauerkraut des sert and coffee There he will be guarded with the same unrelaxing vigil with which was guarded in the Bronx and in the Hunterdon county jail Under lights never dimmed he will be ceaselessly waghed by two uards THREAT RECEIVED TRENTON N J Feb 16 ov Harold G Hoffman received a letter today which threatened lim Supreme Court Justice Thomas W Trenchard and the Hauptmann jury with the death of revenge if Bruno Richard Til ffl Pacfi 2 Column Charters of Liberty Three great pronoundamentos which may be said to be the char ters of American liberty are to be found in this new booklet now ready for you at our Washington information bureau There is no more valuable booklet than this which brings these famous docu Declaration of Indepen dence the Articles of Confedera tion and the Constitution of the United in their original text with the names of the 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