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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1935, Mason City, Iowa M fi f NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 114 Ready for Any Ruling Lesson Is Learned by Alphabetical Agencies By HERBERT FLUMMEK ASHINGTON Feb 22 gardless of how the supreme court rules on cases involving the constitution ality of the new deal the vari ous alphabetical agencies of the government have learned their les son A concerted ef fort is being made all the way down the line to tighten up the legal machinery so that when court tests arc made on their actions they will be prepared Thats one of the reasons the ag ricultural adjustment administra tion cleaned house Aside from oth er considerations the shakeup in AAA was prompted largely by the desire of those in charge to unify insofar as possible the legal ma chinery of the department of agri culture NRA already has made a similar move Some time ago there arose differences of opinion between Don ald Richberg and the department of justice on ideas of legal defense for NRA The result was President Roosevelt ordered that a represen tative of the department of justice sit in on all NRA legal problems Too Decentralized It has been said for some time especially since new deal policies have been under fire in the courts that the governments law depart ments are too decentralized Admin istration officials have admitted openly that because of this the gov ernment often has not bee able to make out as good a case before the courts as it could have Tiie department of justice is chaVgidfwitK the responsibility of questioned fcithe alphabetical groups however has its own legal setup These staffs handle the mass of le gal detail such as interpreting the law for the guidance of the officials who must do the administering drawing up codes and the like Objectibn frequently has been made by these individual staffs that when the department of justice steps in to defend action which has been taken often it enters the case cold Thomas in Charge From now on for example all of the legal end of AAA will be han dled by Seth Thomas of Fort Dndge Iowa solicitor of the department of agriculture As solicitor Thomas does all the regular work of the department and keeps in constant contact with the department of justice As one after another of the new deal agencies is forced into court to defend its existence the neces sity of untangling complications and attempting to remove friction is of paramount importance Lack of internal harmony large ly is responsible for the blowup in AAA Other alphabetical groups have taken heed and officials in charge are determined to tighten up before they are confronted with a really serious situation Calvin Coolidge Died Bewildered Claims Latest Biographer KANSAS CITY Feb 22 Calvin Coolidge in the opinion of his latest biographer died a bewil dered puzzled and distracted by the trend of American life and thinking during the last days of his life Dr Claude M Fuess head mas ter of Phillips Academy Andover Mass presented this view of the republican president on a visit here today The educator who is the author of four other biographies is pre paring the work on Coolidge with the aid of Mrs Coolidge FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Fri day night and Saturday except unsettled in southeastern por tion Friday night Rising tem peratures Saturday and in northwest portion Friday night MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy Friday night and Sat urday risig temperature Fri day night and in south portion Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday S3 Minimum in Night 20 At 8 A M Friday 21 STRATO FLIGHT ATTEMPT FAILS Senate Returns Relief Measure to Committee CLAIMS HE WAS ASKED TO LAY OFF OF COOPER Prosecutor Reveals Visit of Emissary From Statehouse CEDAR RAPIDS Feb County Attorney King Thompson declared here today that prior to the recent trial of Chairman Harold M Cooper of the Iowa liquor con trol commission an emissary from the statehouse came to his office with instructions to say that if Thompson would lay off of Coop er he Thompson could have anything he wanted from the state house Thompsons statement followed publication of a news story disclos ing that A T Soderquist private investigator at Des Moines had ad mitted he had been trying to run down something on Thompson that might make possible the Linn county attorneys removal from office so that if Cooper gets a re trial here on charges of violating the Iowa liquor laws Thompson would not be the prosecutor Engaged by Friends Soderquist told a Cedar Rapids Gazette reporter in Des Moines Thursday night that he bad been engaged by V some friends1 of Thomprotfa paijCaml wi any chargea mignt which would permit Thompsons removal from office Soderquist was quoted by the source through which his investi gation was uncovered as having said the Iowa supreme court might reverse last weeks Linn county conviction of Cooper and that if Cooper got a retrial in that county it would be better for him if Thompson were not the prosecu tor Worried by Tactics Thompson said here today that he was worried only because such tactics could be employed at any ones instigation that he hoped Soderquists investigation would continue until he could thoroughly satisfy himself that there is noth ing in my career from infancy on that could be used to get me out of office and help Mr Cooper Soderquist is quoted as telling the reporter Thursday night that in two days of investigating he had found nothing which would be of any value for use against Thomp son Young Republicans Open Liberal Drive CHICAGO Feb 22 Olmsted of Des Moines chairman of the young republican national committee during the Hoover cam paign announceu formation here of the liberal republican movement dedicated to an assault on the Roosevelt administration and to in fuse new blood in the republican party IOWA FORECAST GENERALLY FAIR Slowly Rising Temperatures in Store for Most of State Saturday DES MOINES Feb 22 Generally fair weather over Iowa will follow todays snow and sleet flurries the weather bureau fore cast Slowly rising temperatures were expected for most of the state to morrow Scattered light snow falls were general over tht central portion of the state today with sleet in the southern and southeastern portions About half an inch of snow had fallen in Des Moines by 7 am and there was a light fall later in the day Shippers were advised to prepare for minimum temperatures to night of 28 degrees in the north west 20 degrees in the northeast 25 degrees in the southwest and 25 rpps in the southeast Noted Archeologist Marries DB ROY CHAPMAN ANDREWS AND BRIDE Scientist Has Wedding Day Ahead of Schedule Chapmans Marriage Surprise to All but Close Friends Roy Chapman Andrews noted sci entist and Mrs Wilhelmina An derson Christmas were married yesterday in the Park Avenue Presbyterian church associates of Dr Andrews disclosed today Their wedding was set for to day at the home of Mr and Mrs Joseph Sheedy and their marriage came as a surprise to all but their intimate friends They were married by the Rev Edmund M Wylie Friends of Dr Andrews said his desire for a quiet ceremony was largely re sponsible for the surprise wedding Dr Andrews did not appear at the American Museum of Natural History today and his associates jt the institution did not know where the couple was Dr Andrews is di rector of the museum HAUPTMANN IN CHEERFUL MOOD Complete Harmony Reported Restored Among Counsel for Bruno TRENTON N J Feb 22 His execution postponed for at least three months by appellate court action of attorneys Bruno Richard Hauptmann was reported in a cheerful mood today Hauptmann said Attorney Fred erick A Pope after a death bouse conference is as happy as can be under the circumstances Pope filed with the court of er rors and appeals a writ of error that automatically acts as a stay of execution originally set for March 18 Argument of the writ cannot come before the court until the May term and even then hearing may be put over until October The prisoners wife Anna who also visited her husband said He was cheerful and keeping up well as he always did and always will He can do it only because he is innocent Pope announced that complete harmony now reigned among the four lawyers who defended Haupt mann and that they have agreed to continue the appeal action begun together Death of Fuller Is Pronounced Suicide DES MOINES Feb 22 Following disclosures in his investi gations Coroner William Carpenter pronounced the death of W C Fuller former Dss Moines salesman a suicide 45 Killed in 1934 DES MOINES Feb 22 CSV Fortyfive persons were killed and 181 injured in Iowa railroad cross ingaccidents during 1934 a rail road commission report revealed KENNAMERCALM Paces Cell After Conviction of Slaying Friend To Get Sentence Saturday PICTURE ON PAGE 2 PAWNEE Okla Feb 22 Phil Kennamer paced his cell in the old sandstone jail today outwardly calm after his conviction of first degree manslaughter in the elay ing of his friend John F Gorrell Jr The husky 19 year old son of Federal Judge Franklin E Kenna mer must wait until tomorrow af ternoon to learn his term which may range from four years to life in the state peniten tiary Defense attorneys however said a motion for a new trial would be filed at that time Claims Self Defense The verdict was returned last night seven hours and 15 minutes after the jury of farmers and small town businessmen had taken the case Before that jury he had told of Gorrells death last Thanksgiv ing night at Tulsa He said he shot in self defense while seeking to frustrate an alleged extortion plot against the family of the girl he loved Defense attorneys immediately announced plans to file a motion for a new trial when the defendant is brought before the judge to be sentenced Saturday Girl Not in Court Miss Virginia Wilcox pretty 19 year old heiress the girl Kennamer said he was trying to protect when he shot Gorrell was not in the courtroom although she had attend ed nearly all the sessions of the trial and had appeared as a defense witness Gorrell 23 year old son of a prominent Tulsa physician was found dead with two bullet holes in his head in an exclusive Tulsa residential section Two days later Kennamer surrendered saying he had shot in self defense to prevent Gorrell from carrying out an al leged kidnaping plot against the family of H F Wilcox million aire oil man Sons and daughters of socially prominent Tulsa families were called to testify both for and against Kennamer No One Injured When Train Hits Motor Car ROXANA 111 Feb 22 Blackhawk crack Alton railroad passenger train enroute to Chicago from St Louis hit a motor car here this morning derailing the en gine and four coaches Railroad employes reported no one was in jured The names of the occupants of the motor car were not obtained SPEAKER BYRNS SAYS HOUSE TO STICK WITH FR 880 Millions for Direct Relief Will Be Made Separate Bill WASHINGTON Feb 22 On motion of administration leaders the senate today returned the 880000000 relief bill to its appro priations committee Action was taken on the motion of Senator Robinson the democratic leader who explained the 5880000 000 direct relief money would be returned in a separate bill This would leave in committee the controversial workrelief program to which the senate attached 44 to 43 a pre vailing wage requirement opposed by President Roosevelt The action was taken without a record vote Suys House With F R Speaker Byrns predicted to news men the house would uphold the president and insist upon the rejec tion of the McCarran amendment which the senate put in the relief measure yesterday There still was a last line of ad ministration defense should the house side with the senate a presi dential veto Carter Glass of Vir ginia told the senate he had no rea son to beleve it would be forthcom mgv Rooseveltjwould not sign a mandatory prevailing wage bill The relief the chief capital concern today as special tribute was paid to the anniversary of George Washingtons birth President Roosevelt cancelled all business engagements as a token of respect and arranged a trip to Mount Vernon the Washington home on the Potomac Hear Farewell Address The house heard Washingtons farewell address read by Represen tative Driscoll D Pa while the senate listened to the same words from Senator Austin R Half a dozen controversial amend ments still stood in the way of the big relief bill oefore a final vote Several would slash the money fig ure in half LaFollette Pro Wis would boost it to and Bulow D S Dak had a cash bonus rider in mind Federal departments were closed in honor of the Washington holiday but other capital activities included To Exempt Churches The house ways and means com mittee voted to exempt all church es schools hospitals and colleges not operating for a profit from the proposed 3 per cent unemployment insurance tax on payrolls proposed in the pending social security bill Allocation of of pub lic works funds to Uie navy for war ship construction was declared by Secretary Ickes PWA administra tor to have been made by execu tive order without his express ap proval He made the statement to the senate munitions committee The program shaping house rules committee delayed action on bills to deprofitize war and to add 50000 men to the army until the attitude of President Roosevelt could be ascertained Aid Coal Industry SenatorElect Rush D Holt of West Virginia told a senate inter state commerce subcommittee the coal industry would be aided in many ways by passage of the Guf fey bill to maxe tae industry a pub lic utility Resolutions calling for creation of a federal department for public ownership similar to the department of labor and for federal ownership of telephone systems throughout the United States were adopted unani mously at the ninth biennial confer ence of the Public Ownership league Turn to 2 Cnlumii 3 Rotarians Meet at Hospital Not to Mar Attendance Record RED OAK Feb 22 mination not to mar a 100 per cent attendance record prompted the Rotary club of Red Oak to hold a special meeting today in the Mur phy Memorial hospital here where Richard Jensen florist and club member is convalescing after an operation Salary Slash Bill Trimmed by Iowa House Legislature Has Busy Session Before 10 Day Recess DES MOINES Feb 22 Iowa house today adopted four amendments eliminating sections from the salary reduction bill and defeated two others The action came in a crowded morning session prior to beginning of the 10 day legislative recess which saw the introduction of 23 new bills bringing the total filed in the lower branch to 238 Continuing its debate of the pay cut proposal the house took up an amendment sponsored by Represen tative Arch McFarlane R of Black Hawk to eliminate the pro vision reducing ihe salaries of coun ty sheriffs Pleads for Consistency McFarlanes plea for the house to be consistent in its action in view of the fact that the original reduc tion measure declared unconstitu tional by the supreme court did not contain reference to the sheriffs of fices won an 84 to 24 affirmative vote Closing the argument on the amendment McFarlane cited the case of Deputy Sheriff W F Oil worth of Black Hawk county who was killed severiij years ago in the performance of his duty and for whose slaying Elmer Brewer and Pat Griffin have been sentenced to hang April 15 McFarlane declared that if a reduction was made in the sheriffs compensation the cost o crime would increase and the nel result to the taxpayer would be neg ligible Remove Judges Cut The lower branch then moved to eliminate the reduction applying to judges of municipal courts on mo tion of Representative Paul Cun ningham R of Polk by a 77 to 21 vote and then approved an amend ment by Representative L C Bow ers R of Union to leave the daily compensation for township asses sors at The bill would have re duced it to 3 The last of the approved amend ments came on motion of Repre sentative Paul Freeburn D of Scott to strike from the pay cut measure reductions for mayors and councilmen of special charter cities which was approved by a 54 to 40 vote 2 Amendments Lose The reduction bill would have cut the mayors salary from to and that for councilmen from to Two amendments offered by Rep resentative B B Hickenlooper R of Linn to eliminate the reductions in salaries of assessors and city of ficials in commission governed ci ties were defeated The first went down by a 40 to 56 vote and the sec ond by a 41 to 57 vote The house voted to send Speaker John H Mitchell as its delegate to Turn to Fape 2 Column 4 JAPANESE ORDER PROBE OF CREW Navy Fears U S Freighter May Have Been Spying on Fortresses TOKIO Feb 22 Japan ese navy ordered the American tanker Elizabeth Kellogg to sub mit to a rigid examination Satur day to determine whether its crew if guilty of espionage on the vital fortresses at the mouth of Tokio bay The tanker although chartered by the Japanese Mutsui company is manned by an American crew Enroute from Yokohama toward Kobe with its tanks half full of crude oil from California it ground ed this morning near the mouth of the bay Its skipper expected to refloat the Elizabeth Kellogg with the next high tide but because the ship had spent the day close to the fortres ses the suspicions of navy officials were aroused They ordered the skipper to an chor off Yokosuka after refloating his vessel ii order to permit the navys investigators to board the ship and determine whether the fortresses were photographed while the Kellogg was stuck in the sand spit They will also try to deter mine whether the grounding was intentional or accidental Will Try Again Wiley Post in his rubber pressure suit which he wore as he started a stratosphere flight from Burbank Cal to New York that ended in a forced landing RELIEF AND TAX ISSUES STUDIED Members of Iowa Assembly Confer With Governor and Mulock DES MOINES Feb 22 lief and taxation problems were dis cussed by members of the general assembly in conference with Gov Clyde L Herring and Relief Ad ministrator E H Mulock today At the session called by the gov ernor and attended by approximate ly 50 legislators Mulock presented details of the Iowa relief program and urged the representatives to promote sentiment in their coun ties for an equitable division of re lief expense between the county state and federal governments 69000 Getting Aid Mulock told the legislators that there are at present approximately 69000 Iowa families receiving un employment relief He explained de tails of the workings of the state administration and its employes The proposed measure for crea tion of a state department of public welfare was presented bv the gov ernor who advocated creation of such an agency to coordinate the functions of various independent bureaus now in operation He based his suggestion on information which he said had been received from Washington pointing toward more smoothly and more efficiently operating relief machine NonPolitical Setup We are in for a new nonpoliti cal setup which will be necessary if we are going to continue to re ceive federal relief money the governor said Iowa has estab lished an excellent record so far and we want to keep our relief ma chinery operating as smoothly as possible Various problems connected with administration of relief distribu tion of surplus commodities and so cial case work in Iowa counties were discussed by the representa tives in an open forum session fol lowng the presentation 4 Wounded as Strike Rioting Breaks Out DAISY Tenn Feb 22 persons were wounded today as riotingand gunfire broke out near the local branch of the Richmond hosiery mill after a strikers parade POST HOPES TO MAKE NEW TRY IN A FEW DAYS Oil Line Forces Flyer Down on Los Angeles to N Y Hop LOS ANGELES Feb 22 Undaunted by the failure of his first attempt to fly the sub stratosphere from Los Angeles to STew York Wiley Post returned lere today from Muroc Dry Lake where he was forced down by an oil line leak and said he hoped to start the flight again in a few days Post who had gone only 125 miles when he saw his oil gauge lad dropped and realized he would lave to land said he believed he had lost his weather and that conditions would not be right to morrow or the next day But I hope to get going again very soon possibly in a few days the flyer Got Away Fine I got away fine Post said and climbed rapidly to 24500 feet where I levelled off I think I was about 35 minutes away from Los Angeles at that altitude Every thing was running fine Compasses and radio were operating perfect ly Then I noticed rny oil pressure dropping I found out in a few min utes that I had a leaky oil line I knew then Id have to turn back so I was returning to the Union air terminal but the pressure dropped so fast I was afraid Id never be able to get back I decided then to come down at Muroc Install Neiv Propeller Trucks were sent to the dry lake situated in the central part of the Majave desert and mechan ics were installing a new propeller one blade of which was damaged when Post brought the highwinged monoplane to landing on its wooden skid Mechanics were to install the landing gear which Post dropped at the takeoff and later today Post planned to fly the plane the Winnie Mae back to Los Angeles Here it will be gone over thor oughly still another propeller hooked up and Post will make a test flight before he takes off for New York Asked how fast he was going Turn in tnuR 2 Column 1 THIRD OF BELMOND EATS CHERRY PIES BELMOND Feb com munity fittingly observed George Washingtons birthday It is defi nitely known that 105 homes ate cherry pies at their dinners Bel mond it is estimated has a littla more than 300 families and conse quently a third will eat cherry pies Such a situation was brought to light when committees of the northeast division of the Methodist Aid solicited the community for a cherry pie sale it sponsored Read the Constitution Read the organic law of your country It will help you to un derstand what is going on in gov ernmental affairs Here is a book let that brings you not only the Constitution but the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation as well It is an invaluable compilation and one that can be procured only through our Washington information bu reau Many interesting facts about thconstitution and the men who framed it are also included and there are appropriate illustra tions Send 10 cents in coin to cover cost and postage Use coupon Plan No Arrests in Maquoketa Slaying MAQUOKETA Feb 22 State Agent Paul Gruber arrived to aid county officials in the inves tigation of the Mrs Sarah Tracy slaying but Sheriff Leo Hcinecke announced he contemplated no im mediate 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