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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 27, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME TMI NIWVAMft THAT MAMS ALL NORTH IOWANJ NElGHIOfcS HOME EDITION JTIVB CENTS COPT AMOC1ATKO UBAWSn W1KJE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION ONE NO 118 Plan Riders for Aid Bill 20 to Be Offered in Senate By HERBERT PLVMMER Feb 27 Aside from what disposition t he senate makes of the presidents five billion dollar work relief bill there are other considerations of importance which will bear watch ing There are some 20 amendments and riders to the measure hanging fire embracing all sort of con troversial issues destined to be threshed out la V ter in the session Inflationists both of the silver and greenback variety are represented Advocates of payment of the veter ans bonus thbse favoring the 30 hour fact all shades of opinion will stab at the bill ineffec tual though their thrusts may be The importance of these proposed riders to the work relief bill lies in the act that the first test of strength on such issues will be had The votes may not necessarily be a true gauge So many conflicting ele ments will be at play that it will be difficult to determine what really is the trend of sentiment on such propositions Senate Only The fact remains however they will be trotted out for a preliminary canter on the legislative track to be clocked and judged by many who line the rail Only in the senate can such a thing be done Members of the house held down by strict rules were refused the right to offer such amendmentsor riders work riders to the work relief bill Only in the event one slips by the senate and goes to two branches will the house have an op portunity to express its opinion Even then the house leadership may invoke its power to gag and reduce to a minimum the danger of ultimate passage One of things to watch as the workrelief bill winds its tortuous way through the sen ate is whether the administration will compromise on these proposed changes or permit the senators to have their way and risk the chance of the house saying the day later No Big Changes Seen The best guess is that the work relief bill will emerge from con gress and go to the white house much in its original form with no important changes made without white house approval Past experience with such emer gency legislation has shown that with such a limited time allotted congress for enacting such pro posals the tendency has been in the end to invest in the president the authority which he re quested at the outset There are 435 individuals in the house and 96 in the total of 531 votes On legislation such as this there are probably 531 differ ent opinions on what should be done With time pressing FERA already has borrowed millions to carry on obviously speed essential and op portunity for composing divergen cies of opinion on capitbl hill les sened Bill Would Let Iowa Obtain Park Lands 27 CSVRep resentative Gilchrist in troduced a bill to convey to the state of Iowa lands to be selected by the governor and secretary of interior from the beds of nonnav igable meandered lakes for park or game refuge purposes The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wed nesday night and Thursday Tiot so cold Wednesday night somewhat colder Thursday In extreme northwest portion MINNESOTA Somewhat un settled Wednesday night and Thursday colder in northwest not so cold In extreme south Wednesday night somewhat colder Thursday except In ex treme southeast IN MASON CITY Weather figures for 24 hour per iod ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 13 Above Minimum In Night B Below Al 8 A M Wednesday 7 Above The temperature rapidly Wednesday morning OPER FINED AND COSTS Section 7A of Recovery Act Declared Invalid FEDERAL JUDGE DISMISSES SUIT Upholds Weirton Slee 1 in Declaring Clause Unconstitutional WILMINGTON Feb 27 federal government lost a major battle under national industrial recovery act today with a rulingby Judge John P Nields that section 7A is unconstitu tional and void as applied to the Weirton Steel company and its business The decision denied the govern ments plea for an injunction to restrain the company from dealing collectively with its emmployes through the socalled company union and held that the union is adequate under the Not Interstate Commerce The enactment of section 7A either is authorized by the com merce clause of the constitution or it is unauthorized and Judge Nields ruled He further ruled that the manufacturing operations con ducted by the defendant in its va rious plants or mills do not con stitute interstate commerce The relations between defend ant and its employes do not affect interstate commerce Manufacture ing is a cooperative enterprise Production in quantities and qual ity with consequent wages sal upon a of man agement and workmen Follows Provisions By a clear preponderance of ev idence this court finds that the plan of employe representation in effect among the employes of the defen dant affords a lawful and effective organization of the employes for collective bargaining through rep resentatives of their own choosing that in all respects it complies with the provisions of section 7A of the national industrial recovery section one article four of the steel code that respects it is directly operated and controlled by the defendants employes and is not dominated or controlled by defen dant or its agnts That in all respects it is satis factory to the great majority of the defendants employes that the 49 representatives elected in Decem ber 1933 are free from any dominr ation or control of defendant or its agents and that the payment of compensation by defendant to the representatives and the payment by defendant of the expenses of oper ating the plan are lawful and do not constitute acts of interference re straint or Wins Case on Law In point of law the Weirton com pany won its case clearly on the contention that its relationship with its employes does not constitute in terstate commerce and therefore any interpretation of the section which would regulate that relation ship would make the section void because congress is empowered only to regulate business of an interstate nature In this respect the court also ob served Power to enact 7A was not con ferred upon congress by the general welfare recital in the preamble to the constitution nor by the welfare clause article one section eight of the constitution The preamble confers no power and the welfare clause is commonly considered as a specification of the purpose for which money may be appropriated and not as a substan tive grant of power Unauthorized and Void The enactment of section 7A either is authorized by the com to pnKf 3 column 1 DODGE CHARGED WITH MURDER Held in Connection With Slaying of Highsmith of Mason City SAN DIEGO Feb 27 A justice of the peace ruled at a preliminary hearing that Henry Dodge 44 must stand trial on a charge of murdering Emory High smith 27 year old sailor who is the son of Mrs M H Highsmith of Ma son City Iowa Youth Sentenced REUBEN FEKATJ Ansgar Boy Pleads Guilty to Robbery of Bank Reuben Perau 20 Given Interdeterminate Sentence at Anamosa OSAGE Feb Perau St Ansgar youth pleaded guilty Wednesday in district court to bank robbery charges and was sentenced to an indeterminate imprisonment at the state at Anamosa He Savings bank at Carpenter on Nov 20 Perau who robbed the bank alone at about noon was captured by a marshalat Stacyville 10 miles away where his automobile ran out of gasoline He told officers he was working under orders from George Baby Face Nelson and authori ties from half a dozen counties waited at Cresco for the notorious bandit Later Perau admitted this story was A group of citizens from St Ans gar appeared to ask leniency today for Perau who has been held in the Osage county jail since his capture Judge Cutler explained however that he had no choice in passing sentence Under the Iowa statutes bank robbery carries a mandatory life sentence subject to a shorter term only on action of the state board of parole Perau who is 20 years of age the St Ansgar high school when he attended that insti tution and ranked high in athletic and dramatic circles His act in robbing the bank provided a sur prise to many of his friends who stated they had never known him to do anything with criminal ten dencies Ethiopia Guarantees Peace If Italy Will Withdraw Its Troops ROME Feb 27 Yesus Ethiopian charge daffaires announced today that Emperor Haile Selassie would guaranteethat if Italy withdrew the troops on their way to East Africa Ethiopia would not so much as touch a stone belonging to Italys African colonies Osage Man Gets Year for Drunken Driving Is Paroled to Sheriff OSAGE Feb 27 Oscar Ho vind of Osage Tuesday received a sentence of one year in the state penitentiary on charges of driving an automobile while intoxicated He was paroled to the Mitchell county sheriff 24 Lepers Reported Massacred in China HONG KONG China Feb 27 massacre of 24 lepers in the little fishing village of Waichow on an island in the Pearl river has been reported here Inhabitants of the village carried out the massacre en masse it was said to rid their island of the sufferers who lived in a small settlement of their own near the village The settlement was burned after the slayings Delay Start on Probe of Liquor Board Chairman Geske Fails to Arrive Another Member III DES MOINES Feb 27 The openingof the legislative investiga tion of the Iowa liquor control com mission was postponed temporarily today when Senator M X Geake D of McGregor chairman of ihe inquiring committee failed to arrive for the first hearing Senator Andrew Bell D of Pen ison also was absent being reported ill at his home with influenza The first of the scheduled wit neses SenatorPaul Schmidt D of Iowa City was on liand four members of the committee met at the offices of the liquor commission After a brief discussion the com mittee decided to recess until 2 p rn and later announced thestart of the inquiry had been deferred until tomorrow morning Continue Their Study Meanwhile committee members were continuing their study of fi nancial and building records of the commission and were planning to visit buildings in Des Moines that had been suggested as possible loca tions for the commissions offices store No 1 and warehouse One of the first the committee undertook in its study was the ownership of the Mulberry building where the commission of fices are housed after Gov Clyde L Herring had requested such action an interest izTtheDUirdfiig In ments during the last election cam paign Await Jrwin Recovery Meanwhile members of the legis lative committee named to investi gate the sale of public warrants and the issuance of gasoline tax re funds awaiting the recovery of Senator Harold L Irwin D of DeWitt chairman who is confined his hotel with an attack of in fluenza The first formal session the warrant committee was also post poned until tomorrow Senator T F Driscoll D of Farmmgiuju a committee member was also report ed ill at his tiome M AND ST L TO BE DISMEMBERED Reconstruction Corporation Announces Sale to Eight Competing Railroads WASHINGTON Feb 27 Sale of the Minneapolis and St Louis railroad to eight competing lines with consequent dismember ment of the system was announced as agreed upon today by the Recon struction corporation The corporation has agreed to ad vance to the purchasing roads which will bid in the prop erty at a federal court sale The road has been in receivership since 1923 In addition to the the roads agreed to take over outstand ing equipment trust certificates to taling To Abandon Track About 500 miles of the track were expected to be abandoned The remainder will be parceled out to the Burlington route the Chi cago and North Western the Rock Island the Illinois Central the Great Northern the Chicago and Great Western the Wabash and the Chicago Milwaukee St Paul and Pacific Each road will take the portions of the line which they can use to best advantage Jesse H Jones Corporation chair man said an effort will be made to see that all important commumni ties are given railroad service Where railroad service is not pos sible highway transportation will be provided Illinois Central to Buy Under the new pan said the cor poration statement the Illinois Cen tral will gain direct entrance into Minneapolis over its own rails Al though the plan was not made pub lic in detail this would indicate that the Illinois Central will take the road from Albert Lea to Minneapolis At present the Minne apolis and St Louis runs its trains into Chicago over the Illinois Cen tral from Albert Lea The corporation loan was depen dent upon approval by the inter Turn to 3 column I SUNSHINE ROUTS OLD MAN WINTER IN FINAL STAND Mason City 6 Below With Waterloo Reporting 11 Below Subzero temperatures were be ing routed from Iowa Wednesday by bright sunshine and favorable winds after making a final stand Tuesday night in the northern part of thestate Coldest communities according to Meteorologist Charles D Reed of Des Moines were Waterloo where 11 below was recorded but the mer cury rose to 8 below there at 7 a m Dubuque reported 10 below and Charles City 8 below Mason 6 below as com pared with 9 below the night be fore The minimum temperature reported Wednesday at Osage was 2 degrees below zero At Forest City thetemperature was 4 above Rapidly rising temperatures were noted however Sictaroadg are Cleared Sideroads were being cleared in many sections and many schools in North Iowa rand southern Minne sota which had been forced toclose were reopening Other sections of the state were comparatively warmer with most minimum reports during the night above zero Warmest points in Iowa Tuesday were Council Bluffs and Sioux City each with maximums of 20 atove t Wednesday Council Bluffs tiad 10 above Sioux City 8 above and Keokuk 10 above AtDes Moines temperatures shot upward shortly after sunrise from 2 above to 20 above Rapid Air Cooling Government weather observers said the low temperatures Tuesday night were caused by the rapid cool ing of the air under clear skiea while the heavy snow blanket prevented natural radiation of earth heat into the air Warmer weather was promised Wednesday night and Thursday throughout the state with a change to colder weather possible Thursday night in the northwest section Only slight melting was reported Tuesday in the statewide snow blanket but with little or no wind most main highways were open to travel Wednesday except in scatter ed northeast districts where one way traffic rules were still enforced Cold Hits East While winters front line assault ed eastern states temperate weath er in the van started to obliterate a snow blanket and frigid tempera tures that gripped large sections of the west and south Temperatures raced downward along the eastern seaboard as snow storms swirled in from the west muffling New York Pennsylvania and other states In a few hours the mercury fell frorn 53 degrees to 15 in New York City Storm warnings were posted to all eastern shipping More than niae inches of snow gripped the panhandle of West Vir ginia and spring weather was rout ed by snow from the nations cap ital Eastern highway transporta tion was hampered and air traffic all but halted 20 Below at Bemidji Plains and midwestern states cleared drifted highways tem peratures abated from the subzero depths that reached 20 degrees be low at Bemidji Tuesday Rocky mountair states reported melting snows and clearing skies Hell Week at Colleges Appears to Be Doomed Iowa University Joins Parade in Outlawing of Practice IOWA CITY Feb 27 week1 today appeared to be passing out of existence at American uni versities and Colleges with the Uni versity of Iowa joining the parade of that have abolished the practice The schoolboy of frater nity hell week were definitely out lawed on the Iowa campus and a dictatorship was created to see that the Greek lettermen toe the mark One Dissenting Vote With only one dissentingvote the interfraternlty council last night swept from the books all forms of hazing and created a panhellenic court with dictatorial powers to compel obedience to its rules It may remove social rushing or in tramural privileges from any of the 23 fraternities for infractions of probation and other In abolishing hell week Iowa joined with various other institu tions It has been given up volun tarily by numerous University of Wisconsin fraternities The interfra ternity council at the University of Illinois recently voted to abolish the practice Students at the University of California and the California Col lege of Agriculture voluntarily abandoned hell week several months ago on the ground that it in terfered with good Given tip at V M I Virginia Military institute gave up hell week last fall Action toii the subject Is pending at the ident Philip A Singleton of the in terfraternity council has called a meeting to discuss a modification of hell The Michigan Daily student pub lication commenting editorially on the practice said While fortunately no permanent ill effects have resulted to date luck cannot last Hailed as Solution The Iowa action came in the midst of a college investigation of frater nity probation tactics which a col lege professor branded a gross outt rage to public The councils move was hailed by college officials and campus leaders as a final solution to the bother some hell week problem which has bobbed up intermittently1 for a number of years It appeased the demands of the principals in the controversy which developed immediately after a pro fessors wife charged her son juf fered tortures at the hands of fraternity hazers Keuter Is Satisfied Prof Edward Router head of the sociology department who flung a charge at AssistantDean of Men Lonzo P Jones that probation rules Turn 3 column 2 SECRETARY FOR HUCKINS HEARD Declares Books at One Time Showed 2 to 3 Millions in Investments MILWAUKEE Feb 27 Mrs Martha A Kiley of Milwaukee bookkeeper and secretary for Elmer S Huckins for nearly three years today testified in Huckins mail Spring the thermometer fraud trial that his books at one at 54 was Puget sounds boast with Pacific coast rains forecast Southern Californians again built smudges to protect citrus fruit from below freezing temperatures and fruit ranchers of the Rio Grande valley feared low tempera tures Two weather deaths were re ported from Texas As wintry weather retired from Oklahoma and other western states farmers hoped for rain to repair damage by recent duslstorms to the wheat crop Weather forecasters held out hopes to moderate weather for cen tral sections of the nation Wednes day and the east by Thursday Land Bank Appraiser Hit by Auto Killed CEDAR RAPIDS Feb 27 Harold M Edwards 40 Federal Land bank appraiser was killel when he was struck by a car driven by James Knicgcr of near Cedar Rapids as he was walking along highway 30 five miles cast of here time showed investments of between and Mrs Kiley sisterinlaw of the defendant was originally indicted with Huckins The charges were dis missed yesterday on motion of the prosecution She was called to the witness stand today in a surprise move by E J Koelzer assistant United States attorney She testified that when an in vestor sent money his name was entered carefully in the books along with the amount sent the date and the date on which interest was due every 45 The interest amounted to or on each During her tenure she testified she never saw any accounts with cigar companies She also testified she never saw a check in favor of or from a cigar company she never wrote to or saw a letter from a cigar company she never saw an or der from a cigar jobber and never saw a bill of lading for cigars Previous testimony was to the ef fect that Huckins represented him self as a cigar manufacturers agent engaged in the wholesale distribu tion of second graoe cigars BOY 13 THWARTS APPARENT ATTEMPT ABDUCT SISTER MINNEAPOLIS Feb 27 CSV Frustration by her 13 year old bro ther of an apparent attempt to kid nap Jean Steckler 12 daughter of J J Sleekier president of the Per iodical Service company was disclosed today Jean and her brother Don attend Incarnation school and during school days stay with their grand mother Mrs D B Buell Yesterday shortly before 1 p as the chil dren were on their way to school an automobile drew up at the curb near the schoolbuilding A short stocky woman the chil dren said stepped out and said your grandmother She apparently was unaware the children were liv ing with their Your mothers just become suddenly 111 and she wants you Ill take you Don caught his sister to whom the last remark was addressed and pulled her right away Come he cried according to the story the children told today or youll be The two hastened into the school building where they learned by tele phone that their mother WM not ill The woman fled Report Progress in Settling Fight Over Relief Bill Four Who Favor PrevailinJWafeCiauie Hold Conference WASHINGTON Feb 27 Progress in the effort to settle the relief bill controversy between the senate and whife house was re ported after a conference today of a quartet of senators favoring the prevailing wage amendment to the bill While details of the meeting were withheld Senator Wagner N in whose office it was held said he thought there would be some light on the situation later The other senators participating were McCarran author of the wage the president Costigan and La Follette All voted for the McCarran amendment Senate in Recess Wagner said the group would get together again later in the day in dicating the results of their meeting meanwhile to would be conveyed democratic leaders The senate was in recess today and the important figures involved in the controversy over the work relief bill awaited President Roose velts return to Washington to night to see what his next move would be Meanwhile the senate forces which wrote the prevailing wage amendment in the bill against the presidents wishes proposed that congress vote funds at once to meet relief needs and take more time to settle the differences over public works A appropriation measure to operate the interior de partment in the 1936 fiscal year was reported to the house This amount represented a increase over the current years at tributed mainly to new activities and restoration of pay cuts to de partment employes Propose Undersecretaryship In submitting the bill the ap propriations committee proposed that an undersecretaryship paying annually be created in the interior department Exhibits presented to the senate munitions committee today showed profits of reaped by Bethlehem Ship Building corpora tion and its subsidiaries during the war period Meanwhile opposition to the Guffey coal bill was expressed be fore a senate Interstate commerce subcommittee by the national as sociation of manufacturers Three Bandits Seize Mail Pouch HAZARD Feb 27 Three men with pistols seized a mail pouch believed to contain from a government truck near Trib bey today They escaped in a small coupe Ford without license plates JUDGE H C RING REFUSES MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL Liquor Board Chairmans Attorney Files Notice of Appeal CEDAR RAPIDS Feb 27 Harold M Cooper state liquor commission chairman who WM vie ted in district court here Feb 15 on a charge of violating the Iowa liquor control act was fined and costs by Judge H C Ring to day after the court had overruled Cooperf motion for a new trial Cooper was not in ati torney H Cartwright of Mar shalltown immediately served no tice of appeal to the state supreme court the appeal to be heard at tbi May term he aald The appeal bond of was signed by Cooper G Hermance and Edna M CoOper of Marahalltown Judge Overrules Motions Judge Ring also overruled Coopers motion for arrest of judg ment his exceptions to the court instructions wid his exception the court overruling of the ants requested instructions Argu mentson the motions were preaf ented by Cartwright for the de fense and County Attorney Thompson for the state Judge Ring in imposing the fine declared and his fellow members of the liquor commission had been charged by the legisla ture with enforcement of control act The judge declared It seemed the court that Cooperhad ap be strangely1 M mejnber of the FlnW sr v The fine couldbe imposed under the law jail sentence was given But the court specif led that if the fine unpaid the defendant should ferve 300 days in the county jail The indictment charged that he violated the IK quor control act by permitting LeRoy Farmer Cedar Rapids can ner to illegally possess Farmer was arrested after s raid on his canning plant Dec 12 when 204 state liquor seals which he said Cooper had sent him 000 worth of liquor were seized V State Old Age Board Sends Pension Checks Out to lowans DES MOINES Feb 27 CSVThe state old age assistance commission today sent out pension chucks to lowans whose applications had been approved up to Monday The total amount of the checks was announced as Officials said of the checks were for the month of March while 232 of the checks were for months varying from two to five All pen sions as approved are retroactive Nov 1 the date the first pay ments were started The average monthly check WM a pensioner CURIOUS FACTS Our readers offered an in teresting booklet on Curious Cus toms that almost all people ob in social iisage in names words and phrases in clothes in furniture and buildings in the observance of days in wed dings in signs and emblems in numbers and letters in in mourning and in many other mat ters Here will be found answers to scores of questions you have ask ed or have been asked and the booklet will be so entertaining that you will read it from cover to cover In ordering a copy enclose 6c in coin and address our Wash ington information bureau Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskln director 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