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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MP AHLOM E I S M M 2 t ft 1 iEIJT OF I VA p MP I M r THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI WYE CENTS A COPX ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO Ill U S Plans Security Proposed Bill Turns Spotlight on Child Problems EDITORS is the fourth and last in a series on social security plans By SIGRID AKNE Associated Press Statf Writer About 5805500 children in the United States are iri need of special care it is estimated by the commit tee on economic security which did the preliminary work for the Pres idents social program The security or WagnerLewis bill which grew from the commit tees work would provide for an an nual expenditure of of federal funds to iron out the diffi culties of these children The childrens divisions of the bil come under two heads Care of de pendent neglected fatherless anc homeless children who would be aid ed by an annual appropriation ot and protection of child and maternal health by an annual appropriation of Groups Needing Aid The children in need of help in clude the following groups 280500 now kept by various mothers as sistance laws passed by the states some 250000 children receiving care in boarding homes and institutions more than 200000 delinquentchild dren who come into court each year and need special supervision more than 75000 illegitimate children each year who need special medical and social care and about 5000 000 who are physically handicapped blind the partially seeing the deaf and hard of hearing the crip pled and those suffering from tu berculosis and cardiac illnesses The effect of the depression on children has been brought out most strikingly through relief rolls which show that 7400000 children under 16 years of age now are in families living on unemployment relief They comprise 40 per cent of the persons on relief The committee on security says that two means of helping depend ent children need strengthening the and local welfare services Pensions for Mothers Mothers pensions were designed to permit children1 to remain in their own homes under the care of their mothers when the father or bread winner is gone Such pensions have been written into the laws of 45 states But the committee found less than half the Turn to page 3 column 1 MARKETS QUIET AFTER FLURRY Grain Prices Fractionally Higher as Board of Trade Reopens NEW YORK Feb 19 ity and commodity markets quieted down today after yesterdays flurry of buying coincident to the gold de cision Foreign gold currencies which had risen slightly above their pari ties with the dollar lost their pre without the gold miums U S issues clause continued to rally while some of the gold issues sagged Business Is Resumed CHICAGO Feb 19 Grain prices were only fractionally higher today as business was resumed on the board of trade following yester days suspension as the supreme court announced its gold decision Traders found themselves with a huge volume of accumulated orders Claims Husband Gave Her Shower of Beans DELAY BRUNOS DEATH 7 MONTHS House Opens Debate on Salary Reduction Bill KNUDSON BACKS AMENDMENT IN DEFENSE MOVE Senate Approves Change in Contract Forfeit Extensions DES MOINES Feb 19 Iowa house today began considera tion of a measure to reduce salar ies of public officials in an effort to reinstate provisions of the act declared unconstitutional by the state supreme court Preliminary debate started on the floor after a vigorous fight led by Rep J P Gallagher D of Iowa to defer action until after the spring recess was defeated The lower branch approved with out a record vote a quantity of clar ifying committee amendments to the original proposal sponsored by six of the members and then pro ceeded to discuss an amendment of fered by Representative A H Avery R Clay to eliminate pro posed reduction for county town ship and city officers Exemptions Are listed The Avery amendment would ex empt from the provisions of the bill the salaries of members of boards of supervisors auditors treasurers recorders county attorneys clerks of district courts superintendents of schools sheriffs judges of muni cipal courts township trustees township clerksrassessormtid dep Opening debate on the measure was suspended when the house shifted its action to concur in a clarifying senate amendment to the measure already passed by the sen ate extending moratorium privi leges to purchasers of real estate on contracts The amendment was car ried 100 to 0 and the proposal fi nally passed 104 to 0 The house also approved 103 to a senate resolution to memorialize congress to allow federal land banks to loan money to farmers at Lhree per cent Knudson Defends Amendment Representative Herman Knudson R of Cerro Gordo vigorously de fended the average amendment tc he salary reduction measure and ermed the proposal a penny grab bing suggestion which would penal ize county officials if voted down Representative Ove T Roe D of Allamakee one of the authors of he measure spoke in opposition to he Avery amendment and declared hat the principal purpose of sub mitting the hill was to reenact the aw invalidated by the supreme court He said that the features of he previous statute on which the ugh court based its decision had een eliminated from the proposal now under consideration The new bill bears the names of Representatives Roe A H Bonn stetter D of Kossuth Dewey E Goode R of Davis E J Maniece D of Emmett Roy J Sours R of Floyd and Ben B Doran R of New Refrigerator Cars for Deckers Boone Gets 8 New Bills The house received eight new bills including one sponsored by James F Johnston R of Lu cas to prohibit the establishment of a state liquor store when written disapproval signed by a majority of he county voters is on file with the tate liquor commission The pro CAMDEN N J Feb 19 I posal would also authorize the dis Testimony that her husband gave her a shower bath of baked beans has won a divorce recommendation for Mrs Rebecca F Donovan 27 She testified in chancery court that Her tubaplaying husband threatened her life and trailed her at night when she took short walks before showering her with a bowl of beans FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday somewhat colder In the north east portion MINNESOTA Generally fair tonight and Wednesday colder IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 89 Minimum in Night 2rt At 8 A M Tuesday 30 continuance of a store after a refer endum had been held at an election on petition of 25 per cent of the voters An appropriation of to be paid to the city of Iowa City for expenses in the improvement and extension of the city sewage sys tem under an agreement between the city and the state board of edu cation is sought in a bill introduced by Leroy S Mercer D of John son On Investigation Committee Lieut Gov Nels Kraschel today announced the selection of the senate members to serve on the joint committee to investigate thesalfe of state warrants Named on the committee were Senators H L Irwin D of Clin ton Wm Billingsley R of New ton and T F Driscoll D of Farmington The highway bond refunding bill expected to gave the state a total of between and 6000000 in interest over a period of years was signed today by Gov Clyde L Herring The bill to extend the morator Ttlrn 1o page 3j column to Above is a view of 25 new refrigerator cars as they arrived in Mason City Tuesday morning from Chicago brought here by the General American Tank Car corporation forthe use of Jacob E Decker and Sons Photo by Lock Engraving by WOULD ENLARGE ARMY PROGRAM Congress Starts to Work on Largest Appropriation in 15 Years WASHINGTON Feb 19 The largest military spending pro gram in 15 years was started throughrebngresstoday The appropriations com mittee wrote its okeh upon expen diture of by the army during the fiscal year ending June 30 1936 It told the war depart ment it might pledge an additional for airplanes The total recommended was more than the 1935 appropriations The committee said it stood ready to provide additional funds if President Roosevelt takes ad vantage of the authority the bill gives him to increase the armys strength from IZ8750 to 165000 men Largest Since Law Enacted Taking the navy into account the committees report said the 1936 budget for national defense is approximately in ex cess of the largest regular annual appropriations made for national defense since the enactment of the budget law In 1921 The commit tees action on the navy supply bill has not yet been reported but the budget approved by President Roosevelt called for fou the two military branches The committee boosted the war departments military allowance over budget recommenda tions Members of congress pointed out that once a money bill has weathered the appropriations com mittee its battle is much more than half won In addition to the contemplated outright appropriations for the army and navy they are slated to receive each from public works funds to be brought in un der a separate pending estimate The armysslice of this money will be for construction at military Turn to page 3 column 1 2ND SENTENCED ON BANK HOLDUP Hodgkins Pleads Guilty to Hamburg Robbery Gets Life in Prison SIDNEY Feb 19 Hodgkins of St Joseph Mo today was sentenced to life imprisonment n the state penitentiary after jleading guilty to charges of rob ing the Iowa State bank at Ham burg Feb 6 He was the second man to receive a life sentence in connection with the robbery Wayne Jennings also of St Josepih having been sen enced charge yesterday on a similar The pair will be taken to the pen tentiary tomorrow court officials aid here today Witnesses identified Jennings as he man who entered the bank while Hodgkins waited outside in a car The men were captured just south of the Missouri line a few hours after the robbery Decker Gets Latest Type of Meat Cars 25 of Them Arrive From Chicago for Local Use Twentyfive new refrigerator cars arrived in Mason City Tues day morning from Chicago brought here by the General Am erican Tank Car corporation for the use of Jacob E Decker Sons The cars built by the General American Tank corporation and as signed to the Decker concern rep resent the latest developments to fulfill the needs for packing house service according to M F Covert Chicago general superintendent of equipment of the Chicago con cern In all aspects the cars are im proved over any that have been turned out by his company Mr Covert states Special insulation framing construction and other features have brought improve ments from the standpoint of re frigeration sanitation and sirnpli fication according to Mr Covert Mr Covert was in the city in connection with the erection of an operating plant of the General American Tank Car corporation in the southeast part of the city A R Foster is the local manager of the company Ethiopia Accused of Putting Unacceptable Plans Into Agreement ROME Feb 19 was accused by a government spokesman today of putting unac ceptable conditions in the way of concluding a preliminary agree ment for establishment of a fron tier neutral zone in the region of recent ItaloEthiopian hostilities As a consequence the spokesman said Italy may find it necessary to take precautionary measures of a stronger nature The official source said it was not true as had been previously re ported at Addis Ababa that an agreement had been reached on creation of a neutral zone Waterloo Will Vote on New City Hall and Auditorium March 25 WATERLOO Feb 19 A special election on the question of erecting a city hall and municipal auditorium in Lincoln park will be held here March 25 by call of the city council at a special meeting last night The proposition submitted will provide for a building to cost not more than of which 500 would be a PWA grant and covered by a city bond is ie The bond issue offered by the PWA on the project is only 000 but the city council plans to sell the slightly larger bond issue privately at a lower interest rats than the 4 per cent on the loan SAYKENNAMER SANE RATIONAL Officials Provide Testimony to Show High Rating in Youths Tests PAWNEE Okla Feb 19 The state struck swiftly today in re buttal testimony at the insanity plea in Phil Kennamers defense for Two psychiattists testified Ken namer was sane knew right from wrong when he killed Gorrell In my opinion testified Dr G Wilse Robinson Sr of Kansas City he was sane was rational and knew right from wrong Had Heard Testimony Isnt it unusual to pronounce such a judgment without a personal examination asked A Flint Moss chief defense attorney but with drew the question when Dr Robin son insisted upon explaining his re ply The alienist had heard young Kennamers dramatic testimony of the fatal shooting yesterday Dr D W Griffin superintendent of the state hospital for insane at Norman testified he believed Ken namer sane then and now He said he considered Kennamer a psychopathic personality as he tad been described by Dr Karl A Menninger Topeka Kans alienist who testified for the defense but added Test Shows Rating A psychopathic personality may be an intellectual giant and a mor al idiot Vera Vantassel a school teacher of the 19 year old federal judges son whoalso pleads self defense in the shooting of the 23 year old den tal student last Thanks giving night in Tulsa brought in an intelligence quotient tes high rating Mrs Mossie Holmes of the Tulsa board of education testified Ken namers 1932 test showed he had the intelligence and knowledge at 16 of the average boy of 18 years and eight months and was at the top of the class Jenkin Jones a writer for the Tulsa Tribune told of an interview with Federal Judge Franklin E Kennamer in September 1933 in which he quoted the defendants father as saying kidnaping was born of a mental quirk that is akin to insanity but is not so far ad vanced F R ATTENTION IS DEVOTED TO ADDRESS ON NRA Careful Administration Study of Future Is Observed WASHINGTON Feb 19 Out of the breathless excitement of the supreme courts gold pronounce ment emerged today a more careful administration study of possible fu ture developments and renewed in terest in President Roosevelts leg islative program The white house expressed a view no immediate action was demanded by the courts ruling But other of ficial quarters were known to be studying possible legislative steps needed to close any gaps made in the monetary program by the su preme court finding the government had no right to abrogate its own gold bonds For the aid of congress on this point the congressional record today printed all the high court opinions Planning NRA Message Mr Roosevelt himself was giving special attention to his message on a new NRA It was expected to go to congress tomorrow As he work ed I M Ornburn president of the Cigar Makers International Union renewed organized labors difference with tie administration by telling a house committee that S Clay Wil liams NRA chairman was one of industrys chief night riders senate debate of the 000000 workrelief bill continued and the measure faced a multitude of amendments including a currency expansion program President Roose velt allotted the relief administra tion another to supply direct relief needs pending final ac tion on the work bill Outlined in Survey Secretary Ickes said a partial sur vey had outlined of possible work giving projects in ad dition to of nonfed eral and of federal already on application Other capital activities The house received a army appropriation larg est in 15 years Ickes said there had been no in vestigation of Postmaster General yarley by the interior departments Turn to pime 3column 1 Cooper Considering Request of Governor to Quit Liquor Board DES MOINES Feb 19 old M Cooper liquor commission chairman convicted of violation of the state liquor law at Cedar Rap ids last week today was debating future action on Gov Clyde L Her rings demand for his resignation The chairman and the governor conferred yesterday in coopers hotel room The governor announced later that the conviction was dis cussed and that no action would be taken until after the chairman had taken a few days rest to consider the situation and discuss possible developments with his friends The governors demand was made shortly after Coopers indictment by a Linn county grand jury and pre vious to Coopers conviction by a Cedar Rapids jury last week The governor request for the chairman o vacate his position has not been renewed the chief executive said Refuses to Quit MKS GEORGE A WATERS Beheading of 2 Women Described by Witness Two Beauties Death With Calm Outwardly By RUDOLPH JOSTEN Copsrlslit 19M Ijy The Associated Press BERLIN Feb von Falkenhayn and Renate von Natz mer went to the executioners block in Ploetzenses prison yesterday with more outward calm and brav ery than any men within the mem ory of prison authorities An absolutely reliable descrip tion of their beheading kept secret by the government was given to the Associated Press today by a man who was there and witnessed every step of the procedure First and foremost he praised the upright bearing and composure of the two German women who paid with their lives for their reve lations to a foreign government of Germanys military secrets This is his story Illuminated With Floodlights The execution was performed be fore dawn within the courtyard of the grim old prison The night was pitch black but the scene was il luminated brightly with floodlights The execution of both women only took six minutes Frau von Falkenhayn said the eye witness was the first to be executed When she was led into the lights that illuminated the courtyard of the prison she walked first to the improvised stand for Turn lo pace 3 column Vindication Is Demanded by Warden Mrs Waters Wants State Senate to Make Probe OKLAHOMA CITY Feb 19 JB nations only woman warden of a male penal institution refused to be fired today demanding vindi cation before dismissal Informed the state board of af fairs had named Sheriff Fred Hunt of Tishomingo as her successor at Granite reformatory where a whole sale prison break occurred last Sun day Mrs George A Waters 45 said she would remain until a com plete investigation has been made I want the state senate to inves tigate the charges made against me before I am removed from the office I have held for eight years she said PLAN REGIONAL LAND PROGRAM AAA Swinging Away From Policy of Renting and Retiring By STEPHEN J McDONOUGH WASHINGTON Feb 19 Swinging away from its policy of renting and retiring both good and bad farm lands in an effort to con trol production the agriculture ad ministration prepared today to set up a regional system charged with direction of a permanent land use program Officials said the administration is approaching the end of the period in which it can control farm produc tion through a blanket percentage rental in which efficient acres are kept in idleness along with the in efficient They added that the present sys tem is the most costly in Uie long run outright purchase being far cheaper than continuing rental over a long period of years To date approximately 2000000 acres of land considered submar ginal has been purchased by the government but this was described as a drop in the bucket com pared with the minimum of 50000 000 acres said to have been produc ing the nations surpluses up to 1933 If purchases are limited to land of the poor submarginal type it was estimated at least 100000 000 acres will have to be bought From existing maps of land use and types of farming now in vogue in the various states and the land purchase map officials are working to divide the entire agricultural area of the country into regions and subregions within which local state and federal authorities would cooperale to bring about adjust ments and corrections in present land use APPEAL THROWN BEFORE HIGHEST COURT IN STATE Possibility of Further Stay in Sentence Is Seen TRENTON N J Feb 19 Bruno Richard Hauptmann man convicted of the kidnap mur der of the young Lindbergh baby and condemned to die in the elec tric chair the week of March 18 today won a respite from death of at least seven months The Bronx carpenter escaped speedy execution His appeal from conviction was thrown before the states highest tribunal the court of errors and appeals Hauptmanns New Jersey attorneys applied for and were denied a writ of grace by Chancellor Luther A Campbell The denial automatically placed the Hauptmann case before the court of errors and appeals May Be Deferred Further The appeal would ordinarily be heard in the May term of the court but with further appeal to the court of pardons possible the death sentence even if upheld would not be executed until some time in September or early October There was a possibility that the execution sentence would be still further deferred for Frederick A Pope associate defense counsel as serted that the defense might re quire such additional time to pre pare its appeal that it might ask for a postponement of argument from the May until the October term of appelate court Widens Attorneys Breach The unexpectedly swift moves Popeand his C Lloyd Fisher took toward launch ingHauptmanns appeal served to widen the growing breach between Edward J Reilly the chief defense counsel during the trial and the New Jersey attorneys who fought Hauptmanns case with him Prior to the application before Chancellor Campbell the two went before Justice Thomas W Trench who presided at Hauptmanns trial and obtained an order re irino Hunterdon county to pay the costs of printing the volumin ous record and briefs Todays action means that Hauptmann will have a respite from the death sentence until some time in September or October as a further appeal to the court of par dons can be made if the court of Trors and appeals upholds the con viction Meager Clews Traced in Maquoketa Slaying MAQUOKETA Feb 19 State and county officers today fol lowed meager clews in tracking down the brutal slayer of Mrs Sarah Tracy 77 year old eccentric scrubwoman whose broken body was found late Sunday at her home No arrests had been made today out a number of fingerprints were taken as possible leads A coroners jury returned a verdict that tha woman was murdered by a person or persons unknown to the jury with robbery as the motive Trip to Every State Famous Places one of our Washington information bureau publications takes you on a fireside rip of unsurpassed interest into ev ery station in the union It pictures and describes for you an historio shrine or scene in each state from he first capitol of the confederacy in Alabama to the Devils Tower n Wyoming It will instruct as well as interest you and once you hava taken it up you will not lay it aside until you have enjoyed every view and read 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