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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 23, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NIWtFAPfR THAT MAKB ALL NORTH IOWANS NftOHIOM HOME EDITION VOL XLI ASSOCIATED PRXM UEAtXD W1KX SJEKVJICK MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SJECTlONg SECTION ONE NO 115 Write Bills in Congress Few Measures Bear Administration Label ICKES SCORES RELIEF BILL DELAY By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON Feb 23 There has been a noted absence in the newspapers during this ses sion of congress of reference to proposed legis lation as being an administra tion measure or a bill sponsored by the admin The reason is that President Roosevelt has de cided to let mem bers of congress write their own bills wherever possible During the last congress the white house had a habit of sending a short message to capitol hill recommend ing that something be done and sending along with it a draft of the bill prepared under the directionof the white house Such measures promptly were labeled as administration bills by the newspapers and members of congress If a bill was amended or subjected to drastic revision im mediately word got around the ad ministration had taken a licking Often it was a source of embar rassment to the president Messages But No Bills Acting on the advice of some of his closest congressional advisers Mr Roosevelt decided to pursue a different course in the working out of his legislative program this ses sion Hell continue to send up his short messages as before but therell be no bill dropped into the hoppers at the same time If such a bill has been drafted at the other end of Pennsylvania avenue it probably will find its way into the hands of the chairman of a committee two or three days later in mysterious fash ion The bill will be introduced by him and will carry his name Wherever possible it is said the administra tion will leave the actual drafting of the measure carrying out its recom raendation in the hands of the con gressional committees charged with considering that particular type of legislation In all events however there will be fewer bills in the future tagged administration measures While they may be just that it will be difficult to prove Supreme Courts Policies Washington observers long ac customed to the aloofness and se vere dignity of the shupreme court profess to see in the manner in which the court handled the im portant gold cases probably a new era dawning in the method of com municating decisions to the public Chief Justice Hughes broke all precedents in announcing twice be no decision in the Six Vessels in Distress as Storms Lash Seas FOURTRAPPEDIN STORMY BAY OF BISCAY BY GALE Plane Reported to Have Crashed in Flames No Glews Found cases when they were expected Then too the chief justices meticu lous care in the way he emphasized certain words and phrases v while reading the majority decision is re garded as significant When he reached that allimportant word affirmed in the decision he pro nounced it slowly distinctly and em phatically No one doubted what had happened TTteWeather FORECAST IOWA Probable local snows Saturday night or Sunday Slightly wanner in extreme eastern portion Saturday night and much colder Sunday or Sunday night MINNESOTA Probably local snows Saturday night or Sun day except cloudy Sunday in north portion much colder ex oept Saturday night in extreme southeast with moderate cold wave Sundav or Sunday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 33 Minimum in Night 24 At 8 A M Saturday 30 The mercury touched 45 degrees at 2 oclock Saturday afternoon the highest temperature recorded this winter WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO Feb 23 Weath er outlook for the week beginning Monday Feb 25 For the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri Valleys and the Northern and Central Great Plains Temperature below normal begin ning of week especially over North portions followed by warmer not much precipitation indicated but By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Six vessels were in distress Sat urday with the possibility that one of them had gone to the bottom aft er its crew was rescued and an air plane was reported to nave crashed in flames into the sea Four of the ships were trapped by a gale in the notoriously stormy Bay of Biscay and two by shoals off the coast of Japan The plane unidentified was said to have plunged to destruction in the Dutch West Indies An oyster sloop went aground in a gale off Delaware The ton British steamship Catherine Radcliffe was the biggest victim It struck a reef a mile and a half off Bosso peninsula outside Tokio bay late yesterday In Dangerous Position Fishing boats and larger craft including a Japanese destroyer hurried to answer its cry Lying in dangerous position Need immediate No clews weve found during the night to the identity of the plane reported lost near the island of Saba 150 miles south or St Thomas Fears that it might have been a PanAmerican airliner bear ing JamesRoosevelt eldest son of the proved groundless the Roosevelt ship landing safely at St Johns for the night The ton Ottinge a British steamer became the fourth victim of the storm in the Bay of Biscay when its steering gear broke The last report was that it was sending out rockets which had been sighted by the French salvage tug Abeille No 22 The British naval sloop Pat man also was going to its aid Ship Loses Propeller Meanwhile the tug Seefalke forged toward the Caterina Madre which lost its propeller off the northwest tip of Spain and the S S Galea a Spanish vessel continued its journey with the rescued crew of the Taide The Juventus which said it had lost a man overboard yesterday reported no further trou ble Inside Tokio bay the American freighter Elizabeth Kellogg re mained aground but her crew had been cleared of the suspicion that they deliberately grounded the ves sel to spy on Japanese fortresses at and Wounds Siams Minister of Defense BANGKOK Siam Feb 23 An assassin fired two shots today at Siams minister of defense Luang Bipul Songgram who was wound ed He was rushed to a hospital The assailant tried to escape but was arrested immediately His iden tity was not disclosed The minister who is expected to recover was just entering his auto mobile after attending a football match when the assassin rushed up to him and fired Pandemonium broke out on the playing field where a large crowd was departing from the matches PROBABLESNOW SEEN FOR IOWA War May Be Hell but Sometimes iPeace Is Lousy Three Legionnaire Spend Night in Jail GET SENTENCES AS LAST ACT OF POST CAMPAIGN Above are Garrett Chapman Earl Hall and Sebs Vail Legionnaires wno went to jail for being the low majors and captains in the local posts membership drive Mr Hall is shown with delousing instrument Photo by Lock engraving by Iowa Legislators Begin Their Ten Day Vacation may occur Monday over south portions extreme Eastern Portion of State Due for Colder Weather by Sunday Night DES MOINES Feb 23 Probable snow over the state to night or Sunday was forecast by the weather bureau today The eastern portion of Iowa after slightly warmer weather tonight is due for much colder weather Sun day or Sunday night the forecast Liquor Board Inquiry1 Expected to Start Next Week DES MOINES Feb 23 Iowa legislators began the first day of their after devoting six weeks time in session and giv ng final approval to 24 measures As the members of the general assembly gathered opinion from the folksback home there await ed for their consideration the re mainder of a total of 374 proposals dumped into the hopper of which 238 were filed in the house and 136 n the senate One house approval was given to 2 measures in the lower branch vhile the senate lagged behind and ave its official sanction to 21 mea sures Signs 19 Bills Gov Clyde L Herring has com pleted executive action on 19 of the bills passed by the assembly and he secretary of states office has ntered the measures in the official archives of the state government Principal legislative action during he first semester of the current sessions has centered largely around emergency legislation tending the dates of moratorium laws for the benefit of property purchasers and holders Following a call for immediate action the two branches speeded the action on the mortgage bills and the governor rushed the extensions to completion and publication Gather Momentum NEW SHIP SUBSIDY PROGRAM OCCUPIES ON TRIP NORTH ENROUTE WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT TO CAMBRIDGE Feb 23 C3VA new ship subsidy program to supplant the present government policy of ocean mail contracts engaged the atten tion of President Roosevelt today as he traveled toward New England for a visit to his alma mater Har vard university Favoring direct grants to Amer ican steamship lines rather than aiding them by indirect subsidy through mail contracts the presi dent studied a report of a commit tee of experts who made an investi gation of the whole subject There were indications he would put the finishing touches on a mes sage covering his recommendations which may be sent to the capital for transmission to congress before he himself returns to Washington Although his trip is being made primarily to watch his son Frank lin initiated tonight into the exclusive Harvard Fly club the president will extend his weekend from Washington to pay a short visit to his home in Hyde Park N Y He will go there from Cambridge tomorrow Expectations temperatures tonight said Minimum were expected to be 20 degrees in the northwest 25 degrees in the northeast 30 degreed in the south west and 32 degrees in the south east Dubuque with ft minimum of 14 was the coldest point in Iowa over night and Sioux City and Council Bluffs with readings of 42 degrees had the highest temperatures Two legislative investigations are gathering momentum after decision was delayed for almost a month as the proposals lay in standing com mittees to which the resolutions were referred The committee authorized to probe the activities of the Iowa li quor control commission is expected to begin hearings next week as the first witnesses are subpoenaed to give testimony Members of the warrant commit tee are to meet in Des Moines tNs latter part of the week to com mence active work in the inquiry In to the issuance of public warrants since Jan 1 1925 and gasoline tax refunds Debate Extensive The presession prediction that the fortysixth assembly would take only a part of the action of the last legislature was borne out during the first six weeks as ex tensive debate featured many of the were that Mr Roosevelt would return to the white house not later than Thursday i when the last of the seasons for mal receptions will be held there Turn tn Column I WEITZMAN CASE GIVEN TO JURY Judge Advises Testimony of States Star Witness Requires Study CHICAGO Feb 23 case of Irving Weitzman South side bakery owner charged with having plotted the murder of Eli Daiches advertising executive was given to the jury at 1 p m today In his charge to the jury Judge Harry B Miller advised that the testimony of Walter Murphy the states star witness should be re garded with grave suspicion and should be examined with care and consideration great SANDWICH SIGN MAN ON RAMPAGE Shouts I Am God I Can Kill Anybody Spectator Drops Dead NEW YORK Feb 23 the 67 year old sandwich sign man who gained fame and a better job by finding bonds worth and returning them to the owner went on a rampage early to day in the hotel where he lives I am he shouted I can kill anyone who looks at While police and a doctor were at tempting to restrain the sign car rier Michael W Grycwacz 40 walked into the room and com plained of feeling ill I am Greges shouted again glaring at the newcomer I can kill Grycwacz dropped dead Good Fortune Cause Psychiatrists at Bellevue hospital studied the 67 year old man and reached this conclusion Greges good fortune was respon sible for his breakdown He ate much rich food to which he was unaccustomed The food generated more blood than his heart could care for properly Result Arterios clerosis impairment of the func tioning of his brain and insanity Gregeg continued his strange rav ing at the hospital doctors said He still insisted he was God then went off on a new tangent He Docs Tricks I do tricks with cats he shouted A cat rolls on its back and so do I I raise my so does a Dr Carter N Colbert head of the psychiatric division of Bellevue ex pressed a fear that Greges would be permanently insane The patient suffers a tic on his twitching muscular infliction which Dr Colbert said is frequently a symptom of i deterioration 2 New Liquor Stores Make Iowa Total 60 DES MOINES Feb 23 The state liquor retail system was in creased to 60 stores today with the opening of retail establishments at tCnoxville and Tama The two new stores began busi ness at 11 mwith W E Rine hart managing the Knoxviile store and IX A Murdough in charge of the Tama stors Court Martial Sends Hall Vail and Chapman to County Bastile STORY ON PAGE 7 Three Legionnaires spent the night and Saturday morning in the Cerro Gordo county jail as the fina in ClausenWorden posts sensational membership campaign The three Garrett Chapman major of the losing division ant Earl Hall and Seba captains of the two teams which tied for the lowest score were taken to the jail from the armory at the conclu sion of a joint Legion and aux iliary party The joint meeting was staged as a WashingtonLincoln birthday ob servance but episodes connected with the sending of three men to the bastile stole the limelight The attendance was the largest in years Hold Court MartUU Most of the attorneys of the post and others entered into an argu ment over the justice and injus tice of jailing the Legionnaires who were sentenced at a court mar taai overby Lowell Torbes At oclock as the Rollo Sissil orchestra playing for the joint party dance wailed the mournful Prisoners Deputy Sheriff Max Studer placed hand cuffs on the three men and led them out of the armory As the courthouse clock tolled the mid night hour the click of the iron gates indicated they were being held prisoners Netted 174 Members The membership drive for which the threatening jail sentences furnished both the stimulus and the ballyhoo netted the post 174 ad ditional members bringing the post to 487 one more than the total last year besides 28 pledges and partial payments Commander George Ludeman announced Of these 42 had never before been members of the post and 21 were reinstatements Major H H Boyces division won out by 195 points although the Chapman aggregation got more members it was pointed out credit being granted on the basis of 25 points for new members 15 for re instatements and 10 for renewals As soon as the discussion of the contest started following the even ings program the attorneys opened a bombardment of arguments all in good humor Demands Prosecution C W Barlow maintained there should be reward for success rath er than punishment for but County Attorney Frederick B Shaf fer demanded prosecution The public is demanding its pound of flesh and so does he said These men must go to jail The constitution gaye us freedom but it also said we shall not break Stanley Haynes rose from sense of justice to defend the prisoners It is always the habit of the county attorneys to want to send everybody to jail he argued I think this is a matter that should be left to tho judgment of this be declared Chaplain Also Pleads In this plea for mercy Father Paul LaValette Rockford state Legion chaplain joined He criticiz ed the county attorneys brutal at titude and pictured the humiliation of the Hall family now in Califor nia reading big headlines in Los Angeles and Hollywood newspapers about prominent editor thrown in to lousy But Forde Lee Clear Lake ar gued the three prisoners should abide by the agreement They said they would take t and now the question is Are they going to take it he asked W p Butler was for justice tem pered with He asked to be placed on a committee to go to the jail to make preparations for the arrival of the distinguished prison ers Charged With Contempt Unstirred by any emotions how ever was Mr Forbes at the court martial proceedings at which Earl Turn to Column t Gold Ruling High Spot of Weeks News Germany Beheads 2 Women as Appeal to Hitler Fails NEWS OF THE WEEK The Gold Decision Women Beheaded Roosevelt Rebuffed Sisters Suicide By WILtARD KEEFE Associated Staff Writer The United States supreme court upheld the Roosevelt administra tions gold clause by deciding five to four against an action for its repeal By the ruling the govern ment and private creditors must accept in depreciated currency pay ments of interest and principal named in contracts The gold clause repeal in gov ernment contracts however was declared unconstitutional But no redress was provided for contract holders because the court held no damage to them had been demon strated Stocks took a sharp rise when the decision was first announced and the administration predicted that the ruling would be a spur to recovery Z Women Beheaded Baroness Benita von Falkenbayn and Frau Renate von Natmer wo men of historic Prussian lineage were beheaded in Berlin following conviction by the peoples tribunal of high treason Two others were but re fused to exercise his power to grant mercy to the two women President Roosevelt suffered his second major defeat in the senate when that body adopted by 44 to 43 the McCarran prevailing wage amendment to the work relief bill The president had sent warning that he would veto the bill if amended The bill was the presidents recovery program for the year Girts Leap to Death Jane 20 and Elizabeth 23 daughters of Coert Du Bois United States consul general at Naples leaped to their death from a char tered airplane in England Grief over the death of their fiances British officers killed in a plane wreck was said to have actuated the sisters Leland S Andrews flew from Los Angeles toNew York in 11 hours and 24 minutes cutting 25 min Xurn to 11 Column PRESIDENT SIGNS OIL CONTROL ACT ekes Declares New Law Not Broad Wants Production Curb WASHINGTON Feb 23 Secretary Ickes oil administrator said today the new oil control law was not broad Before this session of congress is over Ickes said the admtnistra ion would support legislation to impose federal regulation on pro duction because the new law re storing regulation of interstate oil shipments did not go far Immediate revival of the federal tender board an agency for reg ulating Texas interstate petroleum shipments was predicted by oil ad ministration officials today after President Roosevelt had signed nto law the bill restoring govern ment control The president signed the bill last night a few hours after a confer ence had been approved by the jouse and senate Designed to fill the gap made in he new deal when the supreme court held section 9C of the indus rial recovery act unconstitutional he legislation was completed by ongress only yesterday afternoon LONG CALLS FOR WORK FUNDS TO BUILD HIGHWAYS Huey Sends Telegrams to Road Commissions in Each State WASHINGTON Feb 23 Secretary Ickes laid today con gressional delay in passing the work relief bill most This comment was in reply to questions at a press conference held shortly after Senator Huey P Long started a move to provide for highway construction in the controversial measure which the senate returned to its appropria tions committee I am convinced we need a work bill to take unemployed off the dole and give them said Highway Boards Long sent telegrams to highway commissions in each atate urging them to indorse his plan for high way construction as an unemploy ment relief measure He said he had discussed the matter with several senators and they had thought well of Meanwhile the work and relief measure was hack in the senateappropriations com mittee facing an uncertain future Take to m improving wideningand construct ing public Long told newspapermen allow about to each state somemore and some less and you will do away with 90 per cent of therrelief TOIL V J The1 state highway orginizaj tlons i Italy Sends More Men to Africa ROME Feb 23 trans tlantic liner Vulcana pressed into ransport service sailed this eve ning with nearly men aboard for East Africa bringing the total of men departing from Italy since the beginning of mobilization to Every dollar spent rwill build tip the country that much the money spent so far has been no good They have just been throwing the peoples money away breeding a spirit of idleness causing just sitdown and rathe not work than be honorably Talk on capitol hill ranged all the way from hints the president would carry the fight to the country toa prediction that thtbill Is dead and the dole must go on It was Senator Byrnes an administration supporter who had said the bill had met its death but some proponents of the McCarran prevailing wage Jamehd ment answered today that they be lieved this was merely a Amplifies Statement Byrnes amplified today the state ment he made yesterday after the bill to which the Mc Carran amendment had been tacked over the strenuous opposition of ad ministration forces had been sent back from the senate floor to the senate appropriations committee Insisting he was expressing his own belief and not talking for the president Byrnes said there is no prospect of reviving the works program and the committee prob ably will do nothing about The president stated that if McCarran amendment were Turn tn Tuff I Column 7 KEEP FEET PARALLEL In walking the feet should be held in a parallel position and not with the toes pointing out For many years athletic instructors and par ents stressed the idea that it was exceedingly improper to walk pigeontoed but finally the foot doctors rallied round and corrected the error An Indian is the best walker in the world and an Indian always walks pigeontoed or at least straightfooted Toeing out will weaken the strongest feet as it forces them out of balance Small children with normal feet always walk as the Indian walks If a child toes out it is an indication its feet are weak and defective Our book let on the care of the feet tells you all of this Inclose 10 cents in com to cover cost and handling Use coupon The Mason City Information bureau Frederic 3 Haskin director Washington D C I inclose herewith 10 cents fa coin carefully wrapped for the booklet on Care of Street State Mall to Washington D ;