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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 28, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME JLOJ E n MEM S Ml r OF j i Hi r NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1W1 SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28 1935 SECTION ONE NO 119 Daniels Is Under Fire Congress Members Dislike His Work f in Mexico By HERBERT PLTJMMER WASHINGTON Feb 28 Josephus Daniels ambassador to r1 Mexico often must ask himself Just why is it people from M a t s a c h u setts always are jumping on me The f or m e r secretary of the navy and one t i m e boss1 of Franklin D Roosevelt is the t a r g e t of two Massachu aetts representa tives in congress whoare dis pleased at the way he is handling his job in Mexico Their specific grievance is that Daniels has be come too involved in Mexicos re ligious difficulties Connery a seven termer in the house and an actor before be took up politics let loose a terrific ver bal blast on the floor against Dan iels He demanded that the United States intervene and if necessary withdraw recognition of Mexicos government Another Massachusetts member Higgins of Boston a first termer is the author of a resolution demanding the recall of Daniels for his alleged participation in the af fair His Excellency however should be accustomed to Massachusetts jibes by this time When he was secretary of the navy during the Wilson administration one of his severest critics was the late Repre sentative Gussie Gardner of that state Some of the thjngs then would make the charges of Connery and Higgins sound tame in com parison Wanted Good Alibis Foreign diplomats resident in Washington still are trying to think Tip excuses to give their foreign as to why they missed out what the aenatewould do world court protocols A great many of the ambassadors j and ministers informed their re spective governments days in ad vance that senate ratification of the court was in the bag Gossip it that some went so far as to say they had inside information that ratification couldnt possibly fail It was a crestfallen bunch when the vote finally was taken and the court issue lost by a margin of seven votes i Their discomfiture was increased i further when the foreign offices be gan asking them why they were so far wrong with their advance infor mation As a matter of fact there are many socalled expert prognostica tors in Washington who would like to know themselves Old Line Matrimony The conversation was along the lines of party regularity and keep ing on the reservation regardless when someone recalled what an old republican wheelhorse was the late Senator Boies Penrose of Pennsyl vania There probably never has been another quite so loyal to the established political order as was th Pennsylvanian The story was recalled that Pen rose never married At one time in his career so it is said when it was suggested that he run for a public office the objection was raised in his political organization that a married man would stand a better chance of election Fenrose was ap proached with the suggestion that perhaps he should wed The old warrior thought for a moment then turned to his advisers and said quietly Very well gentlemen let the or ganization pick my bride Honors Iowa Bequest JEFFERSON CITY Mo Feb 28 request for the return of Orlando T Buster Strother to Sioux City where he is wanted in connection with the slaying of George Trudell was honored by Gov Guy B Park The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday rising temperatures Friday and in cen tral and northwest portions Thursday night MINNESOTA Somewhat un settled Thursday night and Fri day not so cold Thursday night except in extreme south east rising temperature in east and extreme south Friday IN MASON CITY Weather figures for 24 hour per iod ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday SO Minimum in Night 7 At 8 A M 14 ASKED TO FORGET COOPER CASE Huckins Found Guilty of Fraud by Federal Jury GIVEN SENTENCE OF15YEARSAND FINE OF Convicted of Conspiracy in Use of Mails for His Finance Scheme MILWAUKEE Feb 28 mer S Huckins aging financial wizard today was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment and fined DOO on his conviction in federal court of charges of using the mails in a investment fraud A 12 man jury reached a verdict last night finding Huckins guilty of conspiring to use and using the mails to defraud The jury deliber ated 2 hours and 45 minutes sealed its verdict and presented it in court this morning Roland J Steinle defense coun sel said an appeal would be taken Shuffles to Bench The 68 year old Huckins shuf fled slowly to the courts bench and answered no in reply to the query of Judge F A Geiger whether he had any reason to offer why judg ment should not be pronounced Previously Judge Geiger denied a motion for a new trial He also de nied a motion for arrest of judg ment Huckins was granted a five day stay of execution Huckins was charged with mail fraud ia the collection of millions on the promise of 26 or 52 per cent in terest JTnal Began Tuesday jayrs Huckins went on trial Tuesday The case went to the jury at 5 p m yesterday A verdict was reported at and sealed to be reported when court opened today Over a period of five years scores of persons in a dozen states sent money to Huckins whose letters said he bought and sold imperfect cigars in lots of 10000 at a profit enabling him to pay or every 45 days on each invested Witnesses said relatives and close friends of Huckins received the payment Paid From Principal The government charged Huek ins did not deal in cigars but paid interest from Investors principal E J Koelzer assistant tf S attor ney declared that if Huckins oper ated as the letters stated he could have handled the nations entire an nual cigar output with a capital of only Federal authorities began an in vestigation of Huckins activities late in the summer of 1929 During the preceding four years money Turn to pupe 3 column 7 WEATHER IN IOWA IS MOSTLY FAIR Temperatures Freezing but Continued Rise Forecast in Next 24 Hours DES MOINES Feb 28 weather and near freezing tempera tures prevailed today over most of Iowa with continued rising tem peratures forecast for the next 24 hours Sunshine and mounting thermom eter readings renewed their attack early in the day on the blanket of snow which fell Sunday Only in the northeast part of the state where the minimum temperature of six de grees was reported last night at Charles City was the reading not expected to reach freezing Western Iowa where the highest temperature of 44 was reported yes terday at Council Bluffs continued to lead the mercury in its recovery climb today Minimums in most points in Iowa were not expected to drop below 30 degrees tonight in the west half nor below 20 in the east In Huddle Over Disputed Taxes Andrew Mellon right seemed cheerful at his hearing in Pitts burgh concerning disputed income tax payments as he conferred with his soninlaw David Bruce and his chief counsel Frank J Ho gan shown in background Associated Press Colbert Gable Given Movie Award HOLLYWOOD Cal Feb 28 UP Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable were acclaimed by the movie world today for the best acting perform ance on the screen in 1934 The two costarred in It Hap pened One Night were singled out for the honor in annual awards vot ed last night by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Other film notables were tendered awards for acting directing pro dancing song writing and other out standing achievements in the indus try the past year Shirley Temple Applauded Greatest applause from the thou sand of the film colonys elite who attended the academys annual ban Railroad Bombers in Illinois Strike Again DUQUOIN 111 Feb 28 moved by efforts of state and fed eral authorities to curb their activi ties railroad bombers struck again last night blasting two loaded coal cars on an Illinois Central coal train into a creek between Duquoin and Mulkeytown southeast of here COLBERT GABLE quet however was reserved for lit tle Shirley Temple who received a special award The picture It Happened One Night a cleverly fashioned but simply told story of a boy and a girl was the vehicle on which oth ers besides Miss Colbert and Gable rode to acclaim Well written it brought the years screen writing award to Robert Riskin well directed it brought the directing award to Frank Capra and wellproduced it brought the production award to Columbia studios Proceedings Interrupted Tae proceedings were interrupt ed nidway so Miss Colbert who was taking a train for New York could receive her golden statuet S Cobb toast She kissed Irvin master and said I am afraid Im just going to be very foolish and cry I was busy with retakes until the last minute and I wanted to get off for this vacation But before I go I want to tell you how grateful I am to Frank Capra her director in It Happened One If it hadnt been for him T wouldnt be here1 Donald Garrison Killed WATERLOO Feb 28 ald Garrison 32 of Cedar Falls was killed when the automobile in which he was riding was struck by a Rock Island passenger train at a cross ing hers BADLY JUMBLED PROBLEMS FACE FR ON RETURN Government Once Again Looks to High Court for Support WASHINGTON Feb 28 pyramid of badly jumbled new deal by reliefs grow ing needs for cash from the dead locked 54880000000 work day greeted President Roosevelt upon his return to the white house Federal court decisions threaten ing possible constitutional barriers to NRA one of the Roosevelt recovery keystones and endangering the Ten nessee valley authoritys yard stick program of power sales were added to the apparent legislative standstill on work relief and social security Looks to Court CHARGES PLANE TAMPERED WITH Post Claimi Another Pilot Put Steel Filings in His Engine KANSAS CITY Feb 28 Wiley Post charged today that nearly two pounds of steel filings and powdered emery were placed in the engine of his airplane probably at the instigation of another pi lot to cause the failure of his re cent projected substratosphere flight across the continent Post here enroute to New York did not name the pilot but said he had enough evidence of the al leged sabotage to convince him the foreign matter was placed in the engine of the Winnie Mae delib erately The Oklahoman said the sub stances caused the engine to over heat dangerously after he had been in the air less than 50 min Fresh from practical victory in the gold clause cases the govern ment once again looked to the su preme court for rulings upholding new deal policies Administration lawyers expressed confidence in the outcome foreseeing a validated NRA with its guarantees of labors collective bargaining rights Negotiators in the senatewhite house relief controversy foresaw an early break in the deadlock over wages for relief workers as Demo cratic Leader Robinson planned to report to President Roosevelt on the ifast developingmaneuvers Favor Work At the white house the Americai Farm Bureau federation recordec itself relief at utes with He made a forced landing a full load of gasoline and without landing gear in the bed of Muroc lake in California Laboratory tests disclosed the presence of the emery and filings in the oil Post said referring to an investigation now underway in Los Angeles I began to suspect something was wrong soon after I got off the ground at Los Angeles because the engine was hotter than it ever had been before At first I thought of an oil leak but I found later the spewing oil was coming from the breather pipes due to overheating any liveable wage an action quickly interpreted as supporting ment Edward Mr Roosevelts opposition to the McCarran prevailing wage require A ONeal federation president reported to the chief ex ecutive that organized agriculture stands firmly on the foundation that every dollar of taxes spent for relief work should return the greatest possible percentage in ac tual work accomplished Agriculture takes the position he added that the great majority of the unemployed in our nation is willing to work at any livable wage until such time as they may be ab sorbed again by legitimate indus Report Church Domes Cracked by Tremors in Isles Off Greece ATHENS domes of Feb 28 several Byzantine churches were reported to have been cracked today by earth trem ors which shook Amorgos and Santorin islands in the Cyclades No casualties were reported Five persons were killed and sev eral injured in earth shocks which shook the Candia section of the Is land of Crete south of the Cycl ades last Monday Deaf School Teacher for 47 Years Retires COUNCIL BLUFFS Feb 28 UP 47 years an instructor of printing in the Iowa school for the deaf Zach B Thompson retired to day He will make his home in Los Angeles Indicted for Jail Break OSKALOOSA Feb 28 grand jury indicted Ray Clark and Vern Henry of Centerville on a charge of breaking out of the Ma haska county jail in January Bill in Committees During the presidents short trip to Harvard university and his Hyde Park home little had been accom plished on the workrelief bill be yond informal discussions between those for and against the prevail ing wage requirement Organized labor had reaffirmed its stand for prevailing wages over Mr Roose velts opposition and compromise talk was in the air The social security bill which the administration wanted enacted by Feb 15 still was in congressional committees So completely was the original measure rewritten by the house ways and means committee that doubt had arisen whether all the changes would be agreeable to the president Old Age Pensions A bill to provide that old age pen sions and unemployment insurance be financed out of the federal treasury was offered by Senator Lewis D 111 as a substitute for the security measure In a statement Senator Lewis said the substitute lays down the principle that the government should provide for the citizens sole ly out of the federal funds that the government shall treat the United States citizens as citizens of the United States and leave the state funds for state pensions wholly to the state treasury Lewis hoped to work out a com plete new substitute with Presi dent Roosevelt for the Wagner Lewis bill now being considered by Turn to Page 3 Column 2 Former Justice Holmes Declared Seriously III Gave Final Opinion in 1932 Following 29 Years in Court BULLETIN WASHINGTON Feb 38 JPt Three faults of oxygen were taken at p m Into the residence of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes where he lay seriously ill WASHINGTON Feb 28 Former Justice Oliver Wendell Solmes who retired from active service on the bench a few years ago was declared today by his at tending physician Dr Thomas A Claytor to be seriously ill at his residence in this city Long an outstanding figure in American jurisprudence Holmes de divered his last opinion on Jan 11 1932 after 2D years of service on he has lived in OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES quiet seclusion in his residence here On March 8 the aged jurist who fought in the Civil war will be 94 years old All Illness Serious Dr Claytor restricted his state ment to these words The justice is ill At his age all illness is serious Holmes was wounded three times in the Civil war Before coming to the supreme court he served on the highest court of his native state Massachusetts The noted justice left his seat on the bench when his physical strength failed him celebrating his last day in court with an opinion read ina voice husky and low Retains Old Servants Since his resignation he has spent most of his tima in bis Washington home retaining his old housekeeper and servants and using the auto mobile which he has for many years hired A favorite drive was into Vir ginia where he likes to explore the country near Balls Bluff where he was wounded in the Civil war Since the death of his wife he bas maintained some contact with old friends but never goes out at night NAVY MAN DIES IN BURNING LAUNCH 12 Civilians and Five Other Sailors Rescued None Seriously Hurt SAN FRANCISCO Feb 28 Coxswain Benjamin United States navy Some of Lindbergh Ransom Passed at East Boston Airport NEW YORK Feb 28 though federal agents professed ig norance of the matter the Ameri can Airlines Inc has confirmed reports that some of the Lindbergh ransom money was passed at its East Boston airport The aviation company said it had turned over to the federal authori ties a list of all passengers in and out of Boston from last Saturday to Monday since it did not know on what trip the money had been passed It said two bills were identi fied as ransom money M a t h e w s formerly o Stockton Cal today in the burning of a 50 foot moto lauiicn whichcaught mak inga regular trip between Yerb Buena Island and the key route t Oakland pier Twelve civilians and five othe navy men aboard the launch were rescued None was seriously hurt Matbews clothing was afire when he went overboard along with the others He wasnever seen to come up The cause of the fire was not im mediately determined Commuters crowding the key route ferry San Leandro just leav the key route pier for San Fran cisco were given a thrill as Capt John Carlson ordered the ferry to speed to the rescue Lifeboats were lowered from the ferry and sent out from the key route pier and the is and Iowa Missionary and Friend Reported Safe SIAN Sheusi China Feb 28 UP R V Thompson of Nevada Iowa and Miss Alma R Artibey of Chicago missionaries missing since 18 were reliably reported to day to be safe and expected mo mentarily at the Fensiang mission Resignation Refused by Iowa City Council IOWA CITY Feb 28 city council declined to accept the resignation preferred by Mayor Harry D Breene declaring his res ignation if accepted would delay issuance of PWA bonds to finance the new sewage disposal plant Quintuplets Absolutely Normal Claims Doctor CALLANDER Ont Feb 28 UP Allan Roy Dafoe pronounced the Dionne quintuplets absolutely rornial ninth month birthday anniversary The pudgy litte country physi cian who attended the babes from their early morning birth May 28 and who has built them into ro bust infants with the assistance of his nurses said he was satisfied with their progress Baby Marie tiniest of the worlds most famous babies was the cen ter of attraction during the last month She not onlyled her heav ier sister in weight gained during the period but jjrew in length one1 ing with them a Alabama Is Second Southern State to Vote Against Repea BIRMINGHAM Ala Feb 28 Alabama today was the second southern state to turn thumbs down on efforts to repeal long standin jone dry laws The Alabama voters defeating proposed modification of their 2 year old prohibition statutes an rating against legalization of hart iquor stepped alongside those o Mississippi in the dry column With 1919 boxes out of 2156 re ported early today the unofficia vote stood 89131 for modification of the dry laws and 95889 against Cutten Opens Battle Against Disbarment From U S Markets CHICAGO Feb 28 thur W Cutten famous grain spec ulator will fight his disbarmen from American markets Banned from trading for twi years in a ruling of the grain fu tures commission which found Cut ton had violated the grain future act the trader today filed a petitioi appealing his case to theUnite States circuit courtof appeals an Judge Will M Sparks who receive it issued an order staying the com missions disbarment order REPORT OUTLAW IS SURROUNDED TYRELL Texas Feb 28 Officers were informed this afte noon Raymond Hamilton No 1 de perado of the southwest had bee surrounded in the wild country near Peeltown 25 miles south of Terrell Ail available officers tak HOMPSON SAYS HE WAS VISITED BY SEVERAL MEN County Attorney Informs Liquor Probers Grand Jury to Be Told DES MOINES Feb 28 G Cing Thompson Linn county attor ey today told the legislative com ittee investigating the state liquor ommission he had been told he would be rewarded if I wouldfor et about the Cooper case Thompson called as the second ritness in the county said he had een approached by several men in egarcl to his part in the prosecu on of Harold M Cooper chairman the liquor commission on a harge of violating the state liquor A couple of fellows talked to me bout the case Thompson said and one gentleman sad he thought I would forget about the Cooper ase I would be rewarded Asked to Go Slow Thompson told the committee he ad been contacted by James Bell ledar Rapids salesman in an effort o persuade Thompson to go slow n the Cooper liquor case Thompson said Bell came to his ffice to discuss the case The Linn ounty attorney declined to give the ommittee further details of the neeting saying he intended to pre ent the matter to he grand jury lext week I believe it is a proper matter or a criminal investigation the attorney declared Agents Took It Easy The witness also brought out in reply to questioning by Senator M X Geske D of McGregor commit teechairman that three agents of the liquor commission had spent the week of Jan 21 in Cedar Rapids with apparently no thought of in vestigating liquor He said the three men were Steve ronkhite Roy Moon Clark Lament and that Lamont had been registered under an assumed name it a hotel The name taken by La mont was C L Clark of Ottumwa Thompson testified I am rather curious to know whether they were there on state lay and state expense Thompson old Geske and the committee as hey made no effort to investigate iquor except Cronkhite who took art in one small raid Gives Detailed Report The Linn county attorney gave a detailed report on the court proceed ngs against J LeRoy Farmer at vhose canning plant in Cedar Rapids lolice found approximately 600 rattles of liquor and 200 state seals sent to Farmer by Cooper Farmer wag fined 51000 for illegal posses don his plant superintendent was fined and Cooper was fined 51000 all fines being appealed to the stata supreme court Thompson said He also cited as an improper procedure of the commission the efforts of the commission to allow H F Evans of Davenport permis ion to receive two barrels ot gin Tom the American Medicinal Spir ts company of Louisville after state Turn tn pase 3 column 3 A Song in Your Heart You may have a song in your heart and it may be one of the old Llmers but you may know the air and have to sing tumtetumtum for the words or you may know the words and be unable to make more than a feeble effort at the music Thats why you need Everybodys Song Book with the words and mu sic for 205 songs All your favorite numbers are included And it is more than a song book It contains interesting facts and sketches about songs and song writers Did you know that Payne author of Home Sweet Home died abroad and was not brought home until a half cen tury later Everybodys Song Book costs you but 20 centa Use coupon machine gun quarter inch more than any of them rushid to thr aid of other officers reported at the scene The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director 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