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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 16, 1935, Mason City, Iowa en IS MEM A DEPT OF ICW NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPI ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEKV1CB MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 16 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 82 Arrests in Cities Grow Public Courts Take Notice of Problem of Accidents EDITORS NOTE This is the second of four articles on the problem of liquor and traffic accidents By TOM A BURKE National Safety Council CHICAGO Jan intoxi cated driver and the tipsy pedestria are both playing definite roles i the upward trend of highway acci dents throughout the country A reported in a previous article o this series in from 7 to 10 per cen of all driver and pedestrian acci dents alcohol is a factor accordin to the National Safety Counci These figures based on police an state reports are undoubtedly low the council says because of difficul ties encountered in actually deter mining whether the suspect is unde the influence of liquor The actua figure is unknown at the presen time It is known however that drink ing driver anddrinking pedestrian accidents have increased great throughout the country during th past year A study of special report from 27 cities and towns recentl made by the council bears out thi conclusion Reports with the exception o two cover a tenmonths period comparing the 1934 record with tha of 1933 City Reports Vary The cities selected vary greatly ir size are widely separated and experience probably furnishes a fair ly satisfactory index of the drunken driving accident increases through out the country as a whole The conclusions are based primar ily on the heavy increases in drink ing driver arrests that is arrests in which the driver had been drink ing or was obviously drunk Sue arrests have increased in nearly al of the cities with greatly varied per centages Increases of 40 to 50 pe cent are not infrequent and in somi casesthey are much higher In Cleveland Chicigo for example ance by tb police well as an in crease In liquor influence In Boston the drinking pedestrian is considered a greater problem than the drinking driver with a ratio o victims at the time of reporting o two to one In that city there has also been a heavy suspension of drivers licenses in traffic cases in volving liquor Los Angeles too reports a big in crease in pedestrian accidents in volving liquor Pedestrians Drink Too In Pittsburgh drinking drivers were involved in 45 per cent of the 1934 auto accidents as against 1 per cent in 1933 In pedestrian ac Turn to Page 2f Column 4 LEAGUE COUNCIL CALLS OFF MEET Cancels Session to Proclaim Annexation of Saar by Germany GENEVA Jan 16 meet ing of the council of the league of nations today to proclaim annexa tion of the Saar basin territory to i Germany was suddenly canceled Officials gave as a reason for the i postponement the fact that the Saar committee was unable to agree on the text of the resolution which will return the Saar to the teich The meeting it was said prob bly will be held tomorrow but no efinite time has been set Police Oust Socialists SAARBRUECKEN Saar Basin erritory Jan 16 today orced the socialists out of their eadquarters here and occupied the uilding Unconfirmed rumors said ive persons have been killed and everal injured in various parts of he Saar basin territory FORECAST IOWA Cloudy sleet or snow Wednesday night and probably in east Thursday morning Much colder Thursday MINNESOTA Snow Wednes day night and probably Thurs day morning colder in west warmer in northeast portion Wednesday night much colder Thursday with a cold wave IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures or 24 hour period ending at 8 iclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 15 Above Minimum in Night 8 Above At 8 a ra Wednesday is Above Snowfall 40 of an Inch Precipitation 05 of an Inch BREMER KIDNAP SUSPECT SLAIN Sweeping Revision of State Government Urged REPORTMADETO LEGISLATURE BY INTERIM GROUP 7 Recommendations Are Result of Two Years of Study DES MOINES Jan 16 Sweeping revision of the Iowa state government including the creation of new departments consolidation of existing units and revision of fi nancial control laws was recom mended to the Iowa legislature to day by the interim legislative com mittee In its formal report after two yearn of study the committee rec ommended 1 Creation of a state depart ment of public welfare 2 Creation of a state depart ment of public safety S Establishment of a state purchasing department 4 Establishment of county purchasing departments 5 Eeenactment of the ap peal provisions of the local bud get control act 6 Consolidation of the fish and game commission with the board of conservation 7 Legalizing the activities of the state planning board The committee while confinini its formal report to these seven specific recommendations said i hoped action on the problems o rgovernmental reorganization woiil lO wux The report was signed by John K Valentine D of Center ville chairman Sen D W Kim berly D of Davenport Senate Garritt E Roelofs R of Sioul Center and former Representative Earl M Dean of Mason City and John Speidel of Washington The committee previously hai announced general provisions o the preliminary draft of the rec ommendations for the creation o the departments of public welfare and safety and the state and coun purchasing systems Its forma report to the governor and legis ature includes considerable revision of the first draft although it main ains the principal proposals Made in a Brief The report was made in a brief members of the group having re versed their original idea of sub mitting written bills Further leg slation dealing with a number o additional subjects has been con sidered the committee reported in requesting that the presiding offi cers of the two branches refer the report to appropriate standing leg slative committees for study and action The interim group told the legis ature it will make available to such standing committees data relative to the subjects dealt within tlie report together with the tentative draft of bills It will be up to tbe standing committees to put the bills nto legislative form and report hem to the assembly After reviewing the benefits ob ained by legislative action of the ortyfifth general assembly in pass ing the first governmental reorgani ation measures the committee re iort swung directly into a discus sion of its recommendations for es ablishment of a state department if public welfare Efficiency Is Sought The proposal directed toward an ncrease in efficiency and a coor ination in the administration of re ated welfare services would create state department of public wel are having general supervision and ontrol over all statewelfare insti utions and agencies under the di ection of a state board of public welfare and a state director of pub welfare To the state board would be del gated general authority and re ponsibility for the conduct and anagement of all existing welfare nstitutions and agencies including hose not now under the jurisdiction rf the board of control The committee report indicated s previous decision to retain the resent board of control as the wel are board had been reversed as the eport provided for the appoint ment of board members by the gov rnor for initial terms of two four md six years and for six year erms thereafter Would Appoint Director The proposed board would not in ude more than two members of he same political party and the embers would receive no salary Turn to Page 3 Column 1 F R Urges World Court to Aid Peace Possible Money Move by Administration Are Rumored WASHINGTON Jan 16 American adherence t o the worl court to further peace was aske of the senate today by Presiden Roosevelt as the capital humme with unanswered speculation ove possible administration monetar moves Mr Roosevelt turned aside a queries from the press on use o the governments stabilization fund to halt extrem fluctuations caused in internationa exchange by nervousness over th forthcoming supreme court rulin on the administrations action i stopping gold payments on con tracts Morgenthau Sees Cummings But observers considered it slg nificant that even then Secretan Morgenthau directs the stabiliza tion fund while Cummings has th last say on the legality of federa moves The brief Roosevelt message to senate already debating the issu said adherence to the 13 year olu tribunal would in no way diminish or jeopardize the sovereignty o the United States I said that the sen ates consent be given in such form as not to defeat or to delay the ob jective of adherence Opposes Reservations This interpreted in senator as representing o years both republicans arid demo crats in party platforms had fav ored adherence The protocol for adherence to the court was before the senate as the message arrived from the white house Senator Robinson the dem ocratic leader opened debate fo proponents of adherence yesterday Senators Johnson R Cal and Borah R Idaho were leaders o the opposition Mr Roosevelt also made known at his press conference that he is exploring the possibilities of an in ternational agreement for the con trol of cotton surpluses Townsend Plan Offered Meanwhile the house debated the annual supply bill carrying 308404 for the District of Colum bia The fifteenth anniversary of the now repealed prohibition amend ment brought customary observ ances by its proponents Senator Sheppard D Texas coauthor of the amendment gave his usual an niversary speech Expressing confidence of enact ment Representative McGroarty D Cal todayintroduced in con gress a bill to effect the Townsend plan whereby the federal govern ment would pay a month to persons over 60 NAVY PLANE ON HOP TO PANAMA Four Motored Biplane Flies Spanish Main on 2000 Mile Journey NORFOLK Va Jan 16 Speedingfrom Norfolk to Coco Solo Panama the navys giant four motored biplane XP2H1 was head ng off across the Spanish Main to day with all well aboard She was on a nonstop flight of about 2000 miies as a fuel con umption test Rear Admiral Ernest J King chief of the bureau of aeronautics navy department witnessed the akeoff at p m yesterday as lid Capt Aubrey W Fitch com tianding the naval air station here They shook hands with the planes ommander Lieut John S Thatch Besides Lieutenant Tnatch the rew includes CoPilot Lieut JG Carl E Giese and a crew of four llissa Landi Says Husband Suggested She Have Affairs LOS ANGELES Jan 16 Charging that her husband was harsh rude and impatient and uggested that she have affairs with other men Elissa Landi creen actress today sought a di orce from John Cecil Lawrence ondon lawyer on an amended com laint 4 MORE EXPERTS NAME BRUNO AS RANSOM WRITER Defense Claims It Will Prove Fisch Tried to Discount Money By W1LLLUH A KINNEY Copyright 193 by The Asuoclattil Frcm FLEMINGTON N J Jan 16 experts today swelled the total identifications of Bruno Rich ard Hauptmanns handwriting in the Lindbergh ransom notes to eight and brought that phase of the states murder case against Haupt mann near a close Meanwhile the defense built up further insinuations against the dead Isador Fisch in an attempt to lay the groundwork for its case in chief for which it claims to have on ice testimony that Fisch sought to sell Lindbergh ransom money at a discount One after the other Harry E Cas sidy of Richmond Va Wilmer Sou der of the United States bureau of standards Albert D Osborn of New York and T Clark Sellers of Los Angeles stated the opinion Haupt mann was the ransom note writer Osborn the seventh expert to testi fy is the son of the first Albert S Osborn who gave his testimony last week Admits Differences acknowJedgefl certainletters and words inthe notes as compared to Hauptmanns admitted writings but insisted there was no discrepancy which indicated a different writer in all these documents His acknowledgment of differ ences between certain ds certain as certain rs in the writings DETAILED TESTIMONY IN HAUPTMANN TRIAL WILL BE FOUND ON PAGE 2 and his admission that he had not though he examined 8000 papers in the case compared two writings of the word please caused the pros ecutor to ask him Has anything been brought to your attention by opposing counsel which in any way changes your opinion on the writer of these doc uments No Souder said Asks About Imitation Let me ask you this C Lloyd Fisber of the defense staff cross examined Cassidy assuming some one some penman had a specimen of the true writing of Bruno Ri chard Hauptmann with all its ec centricities misspelling peculiari ties its failure to cross ts and what not would it in your opinion be a difficult matter for the person who had that writing to copy Hauptmanns writing in such a way that it would be receptive even to you experts I would say drawled Cassidy easily that for a small amount of writing and a very expert imitator or counterfeiter or forger that he might be able to prepare one letter Well Only Short Letter I mean a short letter After ar gument between counsel as to how ong his answer should be the ex pert said But gee whiz when you talk about 14 letters it looks like to me t would be almost an impossible ask Mr Fisher The defense line if successful would lay the ground for a shift of guilt from Hauptmann to Fisch he latter died in Germany last March of tuberculosis Hauptmann aid Fisch left with him for safe keeping the ransom money ound in his Bronx garage Fisch Family Starts Meanwhile three members of the amily of the late Isador Fisch find a nurse who arrived yesterday rom Germany left New York for NTew Jersey today As the state hastened to wind up ts evidence that Hauptmann wrote he notes the defense countered with a disclosure that it has a wit ess to testify Isador Fisch at empted to sell him the hot noney Henry Kress private investiga or for the defense said two other nen were involved in the attempt d transfer of the Lindbergh ran om wealth and that he believes the respective witness Gustav Lukat Iurn to Page Z Column 1 Hauptmann Friend Henry Uhlig former room mute of the late Isidor Fisch and intimate friend of Bruno Hauptmann may be one of the defenses strongest witnesses Uhlig backs up the defendants alibi that he received the ran som money from Fisch prior to Fischs departure for Germany where he died 3 Badly Hurt as Auto Truck Hit Coating of Sleet on State Highways Is Menace to Auto Traffic KNOXVILLE Jan 16 persons were killed and three others seriously injured in an autotruck crash one mile east of here today All were of Tracy The dead Sam R Ruple Mrs Frank Converse The injured Ardeth Ruple Mrs Sam R Ruple Mrs Edward Johns The accident occurred when the Ruple car crashed into a coal truck driven by James Warden of Des Moines on a highway made treach erous by ice and sleet A light mist was falling and visibility was ex tremely poor The Tracy party was enroute to the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation convention at Des Moines and the coal truck was traveling east on state highway No 2 All of the injured persons were brought to a Knoxville hospital where they were reported to be in a serious condition Warden who was not injured in the crash said he saw the Ruple car coming down the highway and drove almost off the shoulder of the highway to avert the crash He said the automobile was sway ing on the highway and he thought the driver was making an effort to see through a sleet covered wind shield Roads Coated With Ice AMES Jan 16 in all sections of Iowa were coated with a treacherous glaze of ice to day that took a toll of two deaths and three injuries in a traffic crash near Kuoxville and was being bat tled by highway department main tenance crews as it continued to form under a general fall of mist Airline travel was at a standstill Traffic hazards on the ground were Turn to Page 2 Column 7 40000 Communists Blazing Trail Across China Meet Obstacle SHANGHAI Jan 16 thousand communists who blazed a trail of pillage and murder half way across China after their expulsion from Kiangsi province were en countering the first real obstacle in their westward migration today Near the border of Szechuan pro vince they faced crack divisions of government troops posted by Gen eralissimo Chiang KaiShek to pre vent the junction of these reds with Jie communist hordes in southeast Szechuan HOUSE VOTES TO CONDUCT PROBE OFLIQUORBOARD Committee of 10 Would Have 5 Senators and 5 Representatives DES MOINES Jan 16 concurrent resolution authorizing the investigation of the Iowa liquor control commission was approved unanimously today by the state house of representatives The adoption of the resolution followed approval of amendments to the original petition filed by Rep resentative Gus Alesch D of Plymouth offered by Representa tive Robert D Blue R of Wright Representative Blues amend ments which were approved by a vote of 100 to 1 with seven mem bers absent would increase the in vestigating committee from six to ten from the senate and five from the house Party Is Specified The amendments further specifi ed that from each committee of the two branches three members should be democrats and two republicans Blue also amended Aleschs reso lution to require the chairman of the liquor commission to produce records desired by the investigating committee rather than to request him as originally specified The resolution was called up by Alesch shortly after the house con Jntrodiicea ttie re suit of nasty criticism directed to ward at least one member of the liquor control commission Bootleggers Paradise Alesch then yielded to Represen tative John W Moore D of Wood bury who in a brief talk said vice conditions in Sioux City constituted a bootleggers paradise The bootleggers in Sioux City are selling more liquor than the li quor store Moore said We have about 400 joints in Sioux City and they are all bootlegging joints nothing more nor less The Woodbury county represen tative said there was a conspiracy between the liquor control commis sion and the bootleggers in Sioux City and declared that it was the duty of the house to investigate ex isting conditions WeekEnd Adjournment Representative C L Rice D of Keokuk moved the adoption of the resolution and the approving vote followed Final legislative approval was placed on the plan for weekend ad journment of the assembly when he house accepted the resolution previously approved by the seriate it provides for adjournment after the inaugural tomorrow until 2 p m next Tuesday Representative Paul Cunningham of Polk county called the resolution up on the house floor in response to Turn to IHite 2 Column fi Slain in Gunf ight FRED BARKER CATCH BANDITS WHO SLEW TWO Blazing Gun Battle Ends in Capture of 3 Robbers and Suicide of Fourth LA SALLE HI Jan 16 blazing gun battle fought through three counties ended today with the capture of three bank bandits and the suicide of a fourth Before be ing rounded up the robbers hac killedasheriff andabankcashier and wounded two A 13 year old boy held captive b the robbers was freed unharmed The robbers fled from Leonore where they were routed in an at tempt to rob the State bank after killing Charles Bundy the cashier and wounding Charles Feipp member of the La Salle countj board of supervisors Police of sur rounding towns and counties were warned At McNabb near Peru deputies under the command of Sheriff Glenn Axline caught up to the flee ing bandits The robbers took to a field and engaged in a gun battle with the officers In the exchange of shots Sheriff Axline was slain Germany Confiscates Estates of Einsteins 2 Married Daughters BERLIN Jan 16 Ger man government today ordered the confiscation of estates belonging to Prof Albert Einsteins two married daughters The estates situated at Caputh were the property of Use Kayser and Margot Marianoff The property owned by the amous pshysicist was confiscated shortly after the nazi government came into power BARKER AND HIS MOTHERSHOTBY FEDERAL AGENTS Pair Engage in Six Hour Machine Gun Fight at Barricaded House Copyright 1B35 by The Asuocintcd TrcBB OKLAWAHA Fla Jan 16 Fred Barker long sought for the kidnaping of Edward G Bremer St Paul banker and hia lother Ma Barker were shot to death today by department of jus tice agents after a withering six hour machine gun battle Just after the furious battle end id the federal agentssaid two men and a woman had been killed but a later check disclosed that only Jie Barkers were slain Apparently they were the only occupants of tht house Resort to Tear Gas After a blazing battle with ma chine guns the agents resorted to tear gas Two persons immediately made a break from the barricaded house and were promptly mowed down by the withering fire of federal men The agents suffered no known casualties The gangsters barricaded them selves in a fine summer home on the bank of Lake Weir they had rented two months ago This morning the agents 15 of them surrounded the place and or dered the occupants to surrender Blaze of Gunfire There was a blaze of fire from a machine gun in answer The agents retired and set up their own machine guns and retaliated Bias Suiepfior occaaibnal ocIocK The agents resorted to gas in an effort to smoke out their quarry A Negro cook employed in th9 house rented under the name of T C Blackburn was sent inside bf the agents In a moment he returned with the cryptic news They are all dead Small Citrus Village Oklawaha is a small citrus vfl lage on the main northsouth high way through Florida and is approx imately 100 miles southwest of Jacksonville There are only a few scattered louses and business stores and win er visitors to Florida often pass he town without knowing it if Jiere The town is situated in the south ern part of Marion county which is near the center of thestate It is about 20 miles southeast of Ocala the county seat rlartzell Arrives to Start 10 Year Term LEAVENWORTH Kans Jan 16 Oscar M Hartzell convicted of swindling a fortune from Amer cans in promoting a claim to the estate of the English naval hero Sir Francis Drake arrived at the jeavenworth federal penitentiary today to serve a 10 year term Propose Making Permit for Beer Parlors Administration to Back Limit on Number Issued By GEORGE MILLS Iowa Daily Prss Bureau DES MOINES Jan o 5500 in the permit fee of beer mrlor operators and a limit of one icense a 1000 of population in any ity in the state were reported to day to have administration sanction as six legislators and other inter sster parties planned to meet Mon lay with Gov Clyde L Herring to discuss legislative recommenda ions on the subject Those attending the conference will include three senators three rep resentatives a representative of the attorney generals office represen tatives of the sheriffs and police chiefs associations and F T Van Liew of Des Moines of the League of Iowa Municipalities Governor Herring today an nounced that the conference which was to have been held this after noon had been postponed until 2 p m Monday End Beer Joints The governor said the icy condi tion of roads over the state made it impracticable for some of those invited to be present today Out of the session is expected to come a lezislativs proposal de signed to eliminate what the gov ernor calls the beer joint which he terms the greatest obstacle in the way of successful operation of state liquor stores That these proposals would wipe out nearly twothirds of the beer parlor operators in the state is con ceded by those legislators favoring the proposal The increase in the size of the annual fee however would more than replace the reve nue lost by the decline in the num ber of permits 142 Permit Holders Des Moines for instance would be entitled to 142 permit holders under such a system compared to 500 at present The present permit however is a year and the revenue from permits at the oneathousand limit would great ly exceed that of tbe present situa tion Supporters of the plan declare practically all the enforcement troubles which at one time caused the governor to threaten to move for state control of beer will dis appear under such a system Another report had it that the administration would offer a meas ure by which cities would retain the right to issue permits but the pow er of revocation would rest concur rently in the city council and state agency such as the beer commis Dont Neglect Feet At the time of the World war when Americas man power was be ing mobilized under the selectivt raft it was found that more than 10 per cent of those who failed to lass the physical examination were because of defective feet This was an astonishing state of affairs and something had to bs done about it Otherwise we were in a fair way o become a nation on crutches or in wheel chairs Public interest was timulated people became feet con scious and shoe manufacturers pro eeded promptly to produce a wide of shoes designed to pro note foot health Here is a booklet Care of the neet that will prove 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