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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1936, Mason City, Iowa I EM I OF I I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOLXLII FIVE CENTS A COPX ASSOCIATED PRESS JEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 24 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 119 How About Farm Bill Stewart Questions Constitutionality of New Act i 1 i By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA It is hard not to agree with the states men like Sena tors William E Borah of Idaho George W Norris of Nebraska and Charles L Me Nary of Oregon who say that if AAA was uncon stitutional as the federal supreme court held the new dealers sub stitute farm plan is u n c o n stitu tional too The AAA act otuspokenly provided for crop con trol by the United States government through payments to farmers for what they refrained from produc ing up to a certain limit Friends of the scheme argued that agricul tural surpluses thus would be pre vented insuring better farm prices Its foes put it that the idea was to greate an artificial scarcity which they admitted must boost prices famine prices they remarked al ways are high As we know the supreme court knocked the program on the head It did not discuss the question of the desirability or uadesirability of food scarcities It took the position that it is unconstitutional for the federal government to regulate crops And of course if Uncle Sam cannot do that he cannot create food scarci ties anyway Soil to Be Conserved Accordingly it was up to the new dealers to hit on a method of crea ting a measure of food scarcity without regulating the production of foodstuffs The AAA substitute plan is it Agricultural production is not to be the soil is to be conserved Where in the secretary of Agricultures opinion it is being is to be eliminated Ilom tillage for so long ijs tiesecretary may deem proper If owner meanwhile being gov 1 erninentally recompensed at a stip ulated rate In this fashion crop production be reduced but not for reduc tions sake for soil conservations sake Good Over Election It may be a good thing but will cot the supreme court say that plan No 2 simply aims to accomplish by a subterfuge what it already has out lawed in connection with plan No 11 Senators Borah Norris McNary and others prophesy affirmatively Senator Norris in particular pro phesies regretfully All the same his prediction seems logical to him However from the new dealers standpoint there is this to be said in No 2s favor It will be effective until after next election day The supreme court cannot knock it out that soon If it serves its purpose until then and the new dealers cany the farm states on the strength of it and at that stage of the game the nine old men outlaw Why let the heathen rage i A Startling Plan nV Erudite constitutionalists suggest i system by which they believe ag ilcultures output can be controlled as per all require Americas fundamental OUSTER FOLLOWS NEW DEAL JIBE Governor Brands Hauptmann Case Witness Liar A fnents of By the creation of a huge class of f federal employes all the farmers r under the flag v These farmers to receive each a stipend larger or smaller to act under orders from the department of agiculture The individual farmer having a 1 commission on this basis to be bound to keep out of cultivation such of his land as Washington might designate Failing to do so I he might even be subject to prosecu ll tion for disregard of his oath of of fice j People Might Object 1 There are antinew dealers who i believe that such an act would hold constitutional water i There are enthusiastic new deal ers who would have liked it to be pushed in preference to plan No 2 More moderate new dealers es pecially experienced politicians have reasoned that it would be too much of a mouthful at the present i time Their counsel has been that it i will take a great deal of educate the country urban and rural up to such regimenta tion They think it would have a bad i new deal effect to make it an issue in the coming presidential cam paign Swanson Condition Reported Improved WASHINGTON condi tion of Secretary of the Navy Swan son who has been ill of pleurisy and a fractured rib was reported Mon day to be considerably better than it was two days ago PERJURY ACTION AGAINST WHITED POSSIBLE MOVE Hoffman Says 2 Stories Related by Sourland Lumberjack TRENTON N J Harold G Hoffman Monday ac cused Millard Whited Sourland mountain lumberjack and one of the states chief witnesses against Bruno Richard Hauptmann of lying a charge which might be the basis of perjury action against him The governor who questioned Whited at length Saturday said the printed and written record shows that he was lying Whited was one of the two wit nesses who placed Hauptmann near the Lindbergh estate at Hopewell about the time of the kidnaping March 1 1932 Only HearinsWitness The Sourland jogger was the only witness New Jersey called at extradition hearing in New York to place the Bronx car penter near the scene of the crime Whited swore he saw Hauptmann prowling around the Lindbergh grounds on two occasions late in February 1932 He repeated this testimony at the Flemington trial The defense both at the extradi tion hearing andat the trial pro duced witnesses who attacked Whiteds credibility Whited held to identification and Saturday told Governor Hoffman that he had de scribed the prowler to Col Charles A Lindbergh the day after the kid naping Suppress Information In view of the fact that there seems to be a studied effort to sup press from the public certain im portant information concerning the Hauptmann case and my interest in it from the standpoint of seeing that usual and complete justice is done in the matter the governor said I wish to make this further statement in connection with Mil lard Whited I did not question this man upon whose identification Hauptmann was brought back from the Bronx to stand trial in New Jersey because I thought he was not telling the truth but because the printed and written record shows that he was lying Had Seen No Cars On April 26 1932 he gave to the state police a signed statement in which he said Uiat he had never seen any cars or suspicious persons in the woods nor in the vicinity of the Lindbergh home His next signed statement is dated Oct 6 1934 when after having been re peatedly shown photographs of Hauptmann by Corporal Wolf of the state police and having been promised payment and a part of the reward he went to the Bronx jail and identified Hauptmann as a man he hadseen twice in the vicinity of the Lindbergh home prior to March 1 1932 The governor said he had both signed statements in his possession On Saturday he issued photostatic copies of the April 26 1932 state ment Lied on Purpose The alibi boys may try to laugh this off but if these records and the wide discrepancy in the testi mony given by Whited at the Flem ington trial are not significant he said then J do not know just what is important in this case Prosecutor Anthony M Hauck Jr of Hunterdon county who was present when Whited was ques tioned Saturday explained that Whited had purposely lied to the two detectives who questioned him in 1932 because be did not know them and his suspicious nature moved him to tell untruths There was apparently no written record of Whiteds report to Lind bergh but Hauck said he and other prosecution officials had been ap prised of Whiteds statement to Lindbergh longbefore the trial He said there was no necessity ol call ing Colonel Lindbergh back from England to confirm the statement Another Reprieve Seen A report that Governor Hoffman plans to make another death house visit to Hauptmann and possibly reprieve him at the last minute spurred prosecution officials into renewed action Monday Atty Gen David T Wilentz who headed the prosecution staff at the Flemington trial planned to leave Miami Fla where he has been va cationing for Trenton Ally of Borah s to Seek Presidential Candidates Senate Seat From Idaho WASHINGTON politi cal wars Monday produced sharp cleavage in the democratic columns in also a new move in the Borah camp that intrigued political observers An ally of Senator Borahs Ray McKaig of Boise announced that he would seek the noted Idahoans seat This led to speculation as to whether Borah was burning his bridges in his drive for the repub lican presidential nomination Should Borah fail to obtain the nomination at the national conven tion opening June 9 he still would have time to go after senate re nomination The Idaho primary is not until Aug 11 and candidates can file until 30 days before that date The sudden death of former Gov Albert C Ritchie in Baltimore early Mondaysonly a few hours after he had reiterated his criticism ot the new one of the men to whom antiadministration demo crats had looked for Icadersnip Upton Sinclair Back On the California front Upton Sinclair in a dramatic reentry into the political arena agreed to be come the nominal presidential choice of the End Poverty leaguers now apparently ready for a finish strug gle for supremacy with the forces of Senator McAdoo Sinclair former socialist in ac cepting the bid of the EPIC con vention emphasized the antiMc Adoo hut proKoosevelt nature of his forthcoming activity He insisted that the delegation if elected over theMcArlooslate at the May 5 primary vatfe forFresi deht Roosevelt on the second ballot at the Philadelphia convention He bitterly denounced the Califor nia senator declaring the Mc Adoos of the party have made it impossible to work with them Assailed in Convention McAdoo was assailed in the con vention as an opponent of the pro ductionforuse program for the un employed On the republican side there was increasing activity Some observers in the past have taken the view that Borah first to enter a state pri mary might not have planned to go the limit in his effort to win the partys nomination Now comes the announcement that McKaig Idaho Grange leader and a close associate of Borah will try for the seat the veteran senator has held for 29 years McKaig made SCHEME TO END WARS PROPOSED Eden Offers British Plan to Include All Nations of World in Pact LONDON British plan to induce all nations including the United States to join a worldwide system of collective security in an effort to end war was outlined to the house of commons Monday by Anthony Eden foreign secretary Our final objective Eden de clared must be a worldwide sys tem of collective security which em braces all nations in an authority which is unchallenged and unchal lengeable We are far from that objective at present We can only hope to realize it by strengthening the au thority of the existing system and facilitating by agreement based on wide understanding the coopera tion of other nations in our work In a true system of collective security the door must always be wide open for the entry of others Franco Supporter of F R Peace Parley BUENOS AIRES Raf ael Franco militarist president of Paraguay declared at Asuncion Monday that he was a strong sup porter of President Roosevelts pro posal for a PanAmerican peace conference Unknown Number Die Beneath Snowslides OURAY Colo undeter mined number of men were report ed killed and a number hurt when snowslides roared down upon the historic old Campbird mining prop erty eight miles from hen Monday of the house rules committee in duced some representatives to with draw their names from a petition to force a vote on the FrazicrLemkc bill He declared the measure was a corpse on the steps nf the white house because it touched the outer arment of the money question xxx because it dared challenge the money changers OCONNOR ON N Y had no comment Monday on a speech Sun day in which Father Charles E Detroit priest renewed his attack on the New Worker on grounds he has attempted to block he FrazierLemke farm mortgage refinancing bill A similar attack last week brought rom OConnor a threat to kick Coughlin from the capitol to the white house Ke later apologized 7or that remark his announcement after a confer ence with Borah Landon Drive Begun Meanwhile a Landonforpresident organization got under way in Massachusetts coincident with a charge by Joseph McGrath state democratic chairman that Gov Alt M Landon of Kansas is a counter feit Coolidge Edwin Parker of Boston president of the Landon club said member ship was open to anyone interested in a return to sound government In a Sunday broadcast Father Charles E Coughtin reiterated his criticism of Representative OCon nor D N Y and challenged him to debate the merits of the Lcmke inflationary farm mortgage bill on the floor of the house Apologized for Remarks The radio priests original re marks about OConnors strangle hold on the measure last week brought forth an offer from OCon nor to kick the priest OConnor later apologized for some of his re marks Addressing OConnor as my dear John the priest repeated his charge that OConnor is chairman RITCHIES DEATH WES OPPONENT OF NEW DEALERS Fo rmer Demo Governor of Maryland Advocate of States Rights BALTIMORE Gov Albert C Ritchie vigorous advo cate of states rights and a pioneer In the movement that led to pro hibition repeal died suddenly at h i s apartment here early Mon day He was in his 60th year A stroke ap parently caused the death of the noted Marylancl cr a contender for the demo cratic presiden tial nomination at the 1032 con ALBERT C RITCHIE vcntion in Chi cago The end came about a m less than two hours after he was stricken Death ended speculation over the possibility of his taking a leading role in opposition to rcnomination of President Roosevelt at this years democratic convention in Philadel phia His outspoken criticism that Roosevelt new deal policies tended to circumvent the constitution and states rights stamped him S 0 He was looking forwardto mak ing a fight within the party in his own words to force the national administration to back to the ON THE INSIDE GUY M GILLETTE Gillette May Head Farm League Ticket ON PAGE 8 Douglas Speaks on Klondike Gold Rush ON PAGE 10 Dumont Man Burned as Snowplow Gas Explodes ON PAGE 8 Mrs Lucas Head of Floyd Auxiliary Dies ON PAGE S Safety Council Seeks 100000 Membership ON PAGE 2 Farm Appropriations Bill Up Before House ON PAGE 2 Hitler and Mussolini Friendly Says Byers ON PAGE 4 platform of 1932 He had planned intimate friends disclosed to make this fight at the convention and con sidered a speaking tour to urge a return to the platform of four years ago which he helped to write His last public utterance was on the constitution Addressing a church meeting across the street from his home a few hours before his dcBth he had sharply criticized centralization of government at Washington as opposed to consti tutional tenets Ritchie overshadowing political figure in Maryland for 15 until his defeat in for a fifth term as governor was alone in his apartment when ha became fatally ill Found Seated In Chair Sensing the seriousness of his con dition he hurriedly summoned his personal secretary Mrs Elizabeth W Smith from her home about mid night Mrs Smith found him seated helpless and in a semiconscious con dition in a chair near the telephone After several unsuccessful attempts to reach nearby physicians she lo cated Dr Cecil Bagley who with Dr Richard hurried to the former governors apartment They found Ritchie lying on the floor of his study where he appar ently had fallen while his secretary was summoning nid He was unconscious and while Dr Bagley administered artificial respi COUNTESS BARBARA FEBRUARY SEES JANUARY THAW Temperatures Not to Stay Quite So Warm Says maternal grandmother in 103t ty thousand shares had be Barbaras estate in 1025 ration he ordered oxygen from the fire department tanks Eight tanks of oxygen were administered but Ritchie failed to rally News of his death spread rapidly and expressions of grief and tribute were widespread coming from na tional leaders in all seitions of the country Governor Sends Regrets One of the first in the state to express condolence was Gov Harry the stocks W Nice republican victor over the taxes onthese preferred 1 noted democrat in the 1934 election I am shocked beyond expression Governor Nice said The state has sustained a heavy loss that will be hard to meet i Ritchie always a strong personal j ity and outspoken in his convictions ascended to nationwide notice in j 1022 by his blunt opposition to pro stand that then was un popular in many sections especially the south democratic stronghold Flaying the eighteenth amendment as a destroyer of states rights he boldly set forth his position when ever called upon to speak upon the heated issue Son Is Born to Heiress to Woolworth Millions 3 Physicians Attend Countess Haugwitz Reventlow LONDON son was born Monday to Countess Barbara Hut ton HaugwitzReventlow heiress to the Woolworth millions The countess was married to Count Court HaugwitzReventlow May 14 1935 following her divorce from Prince Alexis Mdivani Mdivani was killed a few months later in an auto accident in Spain The young mothers father and stepmother Mr and Mrs Franklyn Kutton came to England from the United States for the event The British press recently has printed repirts that the count and countess would make their home in England fearing that their child might be kidnaped if taken to the United States The count however denied this report flatly through the Associated Press Three physicians attended the American heiress at the birth They said later that both mother and son were doing well IS HEIR APPARENT TO FORTUNE NEW YORK witzRcventlows infant son became I the heir apparent to a fortune on his mothers side estimated at 000 That is the former Barbara Hut tons share of thp estate of her late grandfather F W Woolworth the chain store founder In 1926 the granddaughter then Ifj years old sold 50000 of her shares of Wool worth common stock for These shares of the ap January ar o n rived sn more of the states deep snow blanket Mon day but the weatherman forecast return of freezing temperatures Monday night Temperatures over the weekend climbed almost as much above nor mal as they dropped below during the last month Mason City had a maximum of 42 degrees above zero Sunday after noon and the minimum early Mon day was only 30 degrees The mercury mounted to 40 above Sunday at Eelmond and Monday morning climbed to 32 The Bel mond coal shortage was relieved with the arrival of 5 carloads late Saturday Truckmen made deliver ies Saturday 56 Above at Keokuk Keokuk reported a high of 56 above Sunday At Davenport the mercury rose to 48 at DCS Moines to 47 at Dubuque and Council Bluffs to 46 at Sioux City to 42 and at Charles City to 40 above Sioux City was the only official weather bureau station which re corded below freezing temperatures last night the mercury receding to 24 above At Charles City it stopped at 34 Council Bluffs reported a low of 38 Des Moines and Dubuque 40 above Davenport 44 above and Keokuk 46 above Temperatures at 7 a m the wea thermanreported were from seven to 30 degrees above normal Snow May Fall By early Tuesday he said tem peratures probably would go down to 20 above in the north half nf the state to 2o above in the southwest and to 30 above in the southeast Some snow may fall in the north section he added and the clouds will hold on Tuesday but temper atures probably will climb above freezing again though not as far above as over the weekend While thawing was general and extensive over the state the weath erman saw no immediate flood dan And he said if it keeps on thawing and freezing this snow blanket may be taken off slowly so that flood danger will be eliminated except in the event of heavy spring rains Says Harness Theft Is Sign of Spring DES MOINES its sign of spring mused Chief Glenn Schmidt ofthe state bureau of investigation Monday when Sheriff E E Kunkle or Guthrie Center repoitcd a theft of harness in Guthrie county This is the first harness theft reported since the beginning of the cold spell he said Maybe some one is getting ready for spring plowing ANNlLlALARY Couzens Charges Democratic Leader Paid by Firms Owing RFC WASHINGTON T Senator Couzens R Mich told the senate Mondiiy that Walter J Cummings treasurer of the democratic national committee receives salaries of 590000 a year as an official of firms borrowing from the Reconstruction Finance corporation He made the statement in oppos ing a bill supported by Chairman Jesse Jones of the RFC to exempt bank stock held by the corporation from state taxation Couzens said Cummings receives a year as chairman of the board of the Continental Illinois bank of Chicago to which the RFC has lent DO000000 and 515000 a year from the Chicago Milwaukee St Paul and Pacific railroad an other borrower If these banks can pay these sal aries he contended they can cer Seven Are Dead of Spinal Meningitis TEXARKANA Tex j deaths irom spinal meningitis in thi I area resulted Monday in a one week closing of rural and city schools theaters and churches FORECAST 1OXVA Mostly cloudy night and Tuesday possibly snow in north portion collier in east and south portions MINNESOTA Snow probable Monday nigh and Tuesday colder IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather readings for 21 hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 42 Minimum in Night SO At S A M Monday 31 For2i hour period ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum Satunlny 23 Minimum in Night At 8 n m Siindav 21 Man Killed and at Least 50 Injured j in Tram Collision j CINCINNATI man was killed and at Iciist 50 persons were j injured some seriously in a rearj end collision between a Big Four j passenger train from Chicago and a j Baltimore and Ohio passenger train j from St Louis Sunday The dear man was Volncy D Lane 40 baggagemuster on the St Louis train was fractured when he was caught by a sliding door as he stood in his car j Damaged by Fire PERRY stock of the i Paul S Sciton grocery here was badly damaged by a fire Sunday COMMANDER OF ARMY POST OUT ON FR ORDERS Hagood Proposed Use of WPA Stage Money1 on Army Housing PICTURE ON PAGE 2 WASHINGTON Gen Johnson Hagood was summarily re lieved from his command of the 8th corps area at San Antonio Tex Monday and ordered by President Roosevelts direction to proceed to his home and await orders Hagood in recent testimony be fore a house appropriations sub committee suggested that congress take advantage of what he termed WPA stage money and use it to improve housing at army posts The order relieving him of com mand at Fort Sam Houston Tex headquarters of the eighth corps area was issued on Feb 21 but not made public until Monday Ka Explanation Given No explanation or his removal was forthcoming immediately in war department quarters The order which appeared in the regular war department orders is sued daily said By direction of the president Major General Johnson Hagood U S army is relieved from assign ment to the command of the eighth corps area and further duty at Fort Sam Houston Texas Major General Hagood will proceed to his home and await orders The travel direct ed is necessary in the military ser vice The order was signed Gensra Malin Craig army chief of ste order of the secretaireasfon the said he had no comment on what he described as a routine administrative proced ure The chief of staff said he had no immediate new assignment in mind for Hagood Will Soon Dry Up In his testimony on the war de partment appropriation bill Hagood urged that be used for army housing At the present time he said there is a vast flow of wont say out all over the country like mud It soon dry up without any thing permanent to show for it I shall not be accused nf profanity when I say for Gods sake put some of it into stone and steel Hagood said he was not familiar with the various pockets in which Uncle Sam keeps his money but understood that there is budget money which is very hard to get there is PWA money which is not so hard to get and then there is a vast quantity of WPA money which is very easy to get for trifling pro jects but almost impossible to get for anything worth while Pass It Around The general said he called WPA funds stage money because you can pass it around but you cannot get anything out of it in the end It is harrier for me to get 5 cents to buy a lead pencil than to get a thousand dollars to teach hobbies to CCC boys he testified Under WPA I cnn get to build a gravel walk to the garden house but I cannot get 10 to repair a bustcd steam pipe A native of Orangeburg S Car Hagood who holds one of the most distinguished service records in the army has been in command of the eighth corps area since Oct 4 1933 Holds Service Medal He holds the American distin guished service medal the French Legion of Honor and the order of the Crown of Italy all awarded him for his services during the World war in which for a while he com manded the seventh regiment of the first expeditionary brigade of the coast artillery corps Later he performed various duties in the expeditionary force as com munications and supply officer He accompanied the American Army of Occupation to Germany and there commanded the artillery and the sixtysixth field artillery brigade He lacks a little more than one year of having reached the statu tory retirement age of 64 General Since 1925 Born in Orangeburg on June Ifi 1871 Hagood entered the United States military academy from South Carolina and was assigned 33 second lieutenant of artillery on ilis graduation on June 12 1896 He has held his present commis sion as major general since Aug ust 1925 His early military service includ ed artillery garrison duties at posts in New England and Pnuth Cam Una from which he returned 1901 to West Point as a phiioTOphy ;