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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 21, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME J f E R 1 IS UEM A Afll CEPT OF THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVB CENTS H COPT ASSOCIATED PIIKS8 LEASED WUW SEKViCB MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 211935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 86 Anxious to Get Ruling Administration Men Deny Worry About Gold Decision By HERBERT FLUMMEB ASHINGTON Jan 21 Si While those ad ministration lead ers most inti mately associa ted with the en actment of the gold clause are inclined to scoff at the idea the supreme court will render a n adverse decision the fact remains theyll breathe much easier aft er the ruling of the nine justices has been handed down Several things occurred during the 11 hours spread over four days of the courts sitting to hear argu ments in the cases which promise to be anything but soothing to new deal nerves for the next few weeks It has been indicated it will be seme time to February before a de cision may be expected In some quarters the belief has been ex pressed the court will take longer to make up its mind The issues involved are such as to tax the wildest flights of imagin ation The effect of a decision which would now require the gov ernment and other borrowers to meet the specific obligation incur red through the gold clause is something new dealers don t even care to think about Questions Cause Thought Yet the questions asked in the calm and deliberate manner from the bench and which were echoed in the quiet and dignity of the court chamber force some degree the court chamber force some de gree of thought on the Subject Questions asked by the bench during arguments cant be taken as sign posts or as indicating how the court ultimately may decide a case Tfiose who heard the queries pro funded byiChlef Justice Hughes however efevgoverfiment counsel were impressed with their serious ness Nor was the plea of Attorney General Cummings arguing his firs case in his officialcapacity be fore the court that the justices keep the case open in event the government had not supplied all the information necessary to justify them in sustaining the gold clause particularly encouraging to the proponents of the case Queries Most Important The four questions propounded by Chief Justice Hughes as the argu ment progressed may go down in history as among the most impor tant utterances ever to have come down from the bench They were 1 Is it not the very essence oi sovereignty to be able to bind a sovereign state in a contract to bor row money 2 Does not the validity of inter national law depend as a matter oi International law on the power of the sovereign state issuing obliga tions to bind itself to repay those obligations and in so doing to fix the conditions of repayment 3 Is it not the very essence of sovereignty for a government to be able to contract since it may be necessary to do so in the interest of its own security 4 But you would not say that as a matter of international law a government could repudiate its obligations FORECAST IOWA Fair not so cold west and central portions Monday night Tuesday increasing cloud iness and slightly warmer MIN N E S O T A Increasing cloudiness and not so cold u probably snow in northwest i portion Monday night local Is snows and slightly warmer Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for Hour period ending at 8 oclock f Monday morning Maximum Sunday 7 Below kMinimum in Night 19 Below At 8 A M Monday 18 Below Trace of snow Figures for 24 hour period ending iuat 8 oclock Sunday morning A Maximum Saturday 12 Above S Minimum in Night 14 Below H At 8 A M Sunday 11 Below iM Snowfall 50 of an Inch 3 Precipitation OS ol an Inch U The word sultry does not apply to ithe weather dished out to Mason iScityland over the weekend Both at crystal sugai plant north of the jcity and in Mason City proper a 0new low for the winter was estab V jlished in the early hours Monday In I town the minimum wan 19 below land north of the city it was IS be llow Sunday nighta minimum was I also a degree higher north of the Icity Usually this order is reversed The previous low of the winter was fill below recorded in December IOWA STILL IN COLD WAVE GRIP Hauptmann Defense Denied Move for Mistrial STATE REVEALS BRUNOS INCOME GAINED Auto in Which He Was Reported Seen Left Outside Court By WILLIAM A KINNEY Copyright by The Associated fras FLEMINGTON N J Jan Bruno Richard Hauptmanns de fense today made its second unsuc cessful move for a mistrial after the state had shown that Hauptmanns assets swelled after SO000 ransom was paid for the slain baby Charles A Lindbergh Jr Justice Thomas W Trenchard promptly denied the mistrial mo tion which was entered on the ground that Atty Gen David T Wilentz had improperly brought in the name of Col Charles A Lind bergh father of the slain baby in connection with a question on the DETAILED TESTIMONY IN HAUPTMAN TKIAL WILL BE FOUND ON PAGE 3 purchase of Hauptmann aviation stock by It was merely an attempt to get this famous mans name before tlie jury Defense Chief Edward J Reilly declared Auto in Driveway inann of kidnaping and the Lindbergh baby also brought to s driveway near the court ready to show to the jury if the court per mits the automobile in which Hauptmann was alleged to have been seen near the Lindbergh home on the day of the kidnaping March 1 1932 One witness has testified he saw a ladder in the automobile The state also announced itself to refute any further attempt on the part of the defense to im plicate the dead German furrier Isador Fisch in the kidnaping and murder or collection of the ransom A New York attorney Albert D Jurtz the prosecutors said has a diary showing that he and Fisch were together the day of the kid naping Given Him by Fisch Hauptmann caimed on his arrest that ransom money found in his garage had been given to him by Fisch for safekeeping A defense announcement on the same point was to the effect it had information Fisch used the name of John when he went back to Germany to die of tuberculosis A woman giving this information Mrs Curt Schwarz a Bronx house wife has hot promised to testify however Mrs Schwartz was quoted by a defense investigator as saying Fisch also wrote her and her hus band using his name as John Called Himself John The man to whom the ransom money was turned over in St Ray monds cemetery the Bronx by Dr JohnF Jafsie Condon called him Turn to page 3 column 2 Trying to Hide Story of Gustav Lukatis that Isidor Fisch dead man accused by Bruno Hauptmann tried to sell him Lindbergh ransom money at cut rate is being In vestigated Lukntig didnt want te be photographed as you see Central Press Gold Ruling Is Withheld Until Feb 4 Supreme Court Plans to Decide Validity ofNIRA SECURITY PLANS SUMMARIZED AT HOUSE HEARING Roosevelt Drafts New Federal Rules for Holding Firms WASHINGTON Jan 21 administrations social security pro gram started a confident journey toward the statute books today as President Roosevelt downtown be gan drafting new federal regulations for holding companies Edwin E Witte executive director of the presilents committee which drew the security plans was the first witness before the house ways and means committee As rows of spectators listened he summarized the bill and said Substantial Beginning The entire program represents a substantial beginning in the develop ment of safeguards against the ma jor hazards and vicissitudes of life It is a program following no set formula but one that is adapted to our American conditions and tradi tions It will in time require additions and very probably also changes It is not the last word on the subject but a long stride forward toward the security of men women and children1 which the president has very properly described as the first objective in the task of recovery He estimated thecost 9ut Report Karpis PaI Wounded WARSHIP BIDDING UNDER SCRUTINY Senators Seek Collusion as They Reopen Hearings on Arms Trade WASHINGTON Jan 21 claring they would seek to rind out if there was any collusion in bid ding on warship contracts senator ial investigators gathered today to reopen hearings on the trade in im plements of war First witnesses summoned were officials of the New York Ship Building company After them were to come spokesmen for the Newport News and Bethlehem Shipbuilding companies All three have received navy contracts Senators said they sought light on reports that tne price on certain cruisers rose from 58000000 apiece in 1932 to 000000 in 1934 Tomorrow the house military committee starts hearings on an other war proposal for a universal draft in case of con flict It is a measure to draft all necessary services and material resources of citizens and industry into the military forces The supreme court recessed today until Feb 24 without ruling on the constitutionality of gold payment suspension legislation A decision on that dste was gen erally expected A direct ruling on the constitu tionality of the national industrial recovery act was promised today by the court It agreed to review a decision by Federal Judge W I Grubb of the northern Alabama federal court holding invalid both the recovery act and the code of fair competition for the timber and lumber products industry This William E Becher Alabama timber producer and selected by the government to test its authority over labors hours and wages through the code structure Apnrox imately 600 codes have been nego tiated Already the high court has held unconstitutional section 9 C of the recovery act under which the government was regulating oil pro duction It ruled congress had dele gated too much authority to the president Belcher was indicted for violating the lumber code the gov ernment contended he had permit ted employes to work more hours a week or at less than the mini mum hourly wage provided in the code One Killed Another Injured in Collision TROY Mo Jan 21 man was killed and another seriously hurt when their truck collided with one which officials said was driv en by Des Moines men whose iden tities were not learned The vic tims of the crash were George Varnisky killed and Michael Mega injured both of Granite City HI Seriously Hurt When Struck by Rock Fall FAIRFIELD Jan 21 Anderson 53 was seriously injured when struck by a rock fall in the Rider coal mine near here where he was working His leg was broken and his head injured Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Renewed world court debate enate munitions investigation reopened Judiciary committee consider ed nominations and antiracket bills House Met at noon for routine busi ness Appropriations committee heard Ickes and Hopkins on 880000000 jobrelief bill Rules committee gave right of way to jobreiief bill Pair Scantily Attired When They Escape Watch Hospitals for Enemy No 1 and Harry Campbell ATLANTIC CITY N J Jan 21 Campbell companion of Alvin Karpis the nations public enemy No 1 was reported today to have been seriously wounded in the machine gun escape he and Karpis made from a police trap yesterday This together with the nature of the attire of the two men when they shot their way out of the trap gave federal agents and police two ave nues to follow in the closely knit search Karpis was clad in trousers slip pers and an overcoat while Camp jell wore underwear slippers and an overcoat when they fled Warn Clothing Stores Police today asked that a warn ing be broadcast to clothing store proprietors on the chance the two gangsters might attempt to buy new clothing Hospitals also were being watch ed and a Washington order was is sued placing the offices of physi cians known to treat gangsters un der close check tern would relcli lay 1980 Morgenthau Cummings Aides came through slushy streets to the white house to assist Presi dent Roosevtelt in drafting legisla tion for regulation of holding com panies Among those at the confer ence were Secretary Morgenthau Attorney General Cummings and members of the power and trade commissions Whether the legislation will be restricted to utility companies has not been decided but an early mes sage to congress seemed probable Witte opposed on the subject as impractical both the Townsend plan for a month pensions and the Lundeen social insurance bill Neither he said could be managed under the present economic order for they would cost too great a share of the national not more than that income 8 DEAD OTHERS MISSING AFTER MINE EXPLOSION GILBERTON Pa Jan 21 Eight miners were killed several are reported missing and two score were overcome today by poison fumes ia a gas explosion in the Gil berton mine of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron company More than 200 men were at work in the mine at the time about 30 of them on the sixth level where the explosion occurred Nearly 100 men had been removed three hours after the blast Of those overcome by black damp some were in a criti cal condition Rescuers said most of these were rescures or miners working on the level above the spot where the blast let loose 3 Prison Fugitives zy Held and Officers Seek Body of 4th SPRINGFIELD Mo Jan 21 convicts who tunneled their way put of the Oklahoma state pen itentiary last week were held today while officers searched the high ways near here for the body of a companion the trio said had becn killed in an exchange of gunfire with police The three Vern Broth ers 36 Coney Coffey 33 and Earl Williams surrendered to two offi cers near Nevada Mo late yester day after their motor car cad swerved into a field in an attempt to turn around on the icy pavement The presence Karpig and 481 lowans Go Abroad WASHINGTON Jan 21 Passports for foreign travel were obtained during 1934 by 481 lowans it was reported here the Bremer kidnap gang into the northeast as far as federal opera tives knew Karpis is a coleader of the gang Learn Their Identities The police learned their identities from two women companions seized in the raid on a little hotel The wo men were listed as Dolores Delaney 21 and Winona Burdette 22 also known as Mrs Louise Campbell Shot in the leg but not seriously wounded the Delaney woman was treated at a hospital where she al ready had registered in anticipation of childbirth A detectives cheek was gashed by a slug from the sub machine gun Department of justice agents their roundup of the reputed Bremer band complete except for Karpis poured into Atlantic City with sub machine guns and tear gas bombs Told to Shoot First Shoot first and talk afterward was the advice from Chicago where officials thought Karpis might see a new hideaway Shoot first and talk afterward echoed police wireless and telephone typewriter alarm systems through out the east New York and Philadelphia police guarded bridges and ferries leading into those metropolises State troop ers patrolled the intervening high ways 2 Held for Kidnaping ST PAUL Jan 21 Bensenville 111 men allegedly link ed with the Edward G Bremer kid naping were arrested in Chicago two weeks ago at about the same time Russell Gibson KarpisBarker gangster was slain and Arthur Doc Barker was arrested it was learned here today The two are Elmer Farmer inn keeper and Harold Ellerton both residing in the Bensenville vicinity where the Bremer hideout was lo cated Byron Bolton alleged to have peddled the Bremer money also was jailed at that time It was learned from a reliable source that George F Sullivan U S district attorney will seek indictments against Farmer anc Ellerton for harboring members of the Bremer kidnap gang North Iowas Coldest Morning TRAIN STUCK IN SNOW BLOCKADE NORTH OF OSAGE 19 Below in Mason City 25 Below Reported in Open Country Subzero temperatures of the win ters bitterest cold wave continued to hold Iowa in their bitter and life claiming grip Monday Temperatures that early Monday dropped to 19 degrees below zero in Mason City dropped to as low as 25 below in the open country of northwest Iowa the weather bureau at Des Moines reported By 10 oclock the mercury had climbed to 13 belov here and was up to 9 below at p m All points in the state reported subzero marks Monday and the weather bureau foresaw only a slight and gradual moderation of the cold wave for Monday night and Tuesday Fort Dodge 17 Below At Fort Dodge the low reading for the night was 17 below while at Waterloo the minimum was 16 he low 14 below at Sioux City at Du buque 13 below Council Bluffs and Washington 12 below at Clinton Iowa City and Ottumwa 10 below Advances in temperature Monday morning were only slight and at 8 a m it waa still 18 below at Ma GlobeGazette representative peeked into the regulation shelter on River heights where maximum and minimum thermometers of the U S weather bureau typo are maintained tor this newspapers dully meteorological records The minimum thermometer is the one above in the open shelter The rain and snow gage is at the right of the picture and the man behind the turned up collar is Robert J Powell The win ters previous low mark was 17 below zero recorded in December Photo by Lock Engraving by FLOOD CAUSES DAMAGE Powerhouse R R Trestle in Wisconsin Destroyed as Dam Breaks HUDSON Wis Jan 21 The Willow river breaking through and washing out the St Croix dam today virtually destroyed a power house and railway trestle and dam aged a new highway bridge Causing an estimated damage the flood waters hurled ice anddebris upon the Omaha railway trestle apd the Willow river power companys power house carrying both away Officials of the power company said that the river began its havoc shortly after midnight eating through an aperature in construc tion work on the St Croix dam The wreckage of the railway trestle was discovered about 1 a m by Joe OConnell brakeman in the Omaha yards in time to pre vent possible catastrophe to trains Campbell Named to Fayette County Board WEST UNION Jan J Campbell republican farmer near Hawkeye was appointed Fayette county supervisor Saturday by an appointing board consisting of the County clerk Auditor and Recorder to succeed Harry J Humphrey democrat who died Wednesday Tom Mooney Loses Latest Appeal to Supreme Court WASHINGTON Jan 21 Thomas J Mooney must remain in San Quentin penitentiary His latest effort to escape serving the remainder of his life for com plicity in the 1916 San Francisco preparedness day parade bombing failed today when the supreme court refused to review the case The 51 year old convict who has waged an 18 year campaign for freedom asked the court to permit him to file habeas corpus proceed ings thus compelling1 California to defend its action in keeping him im prisoned In asking a review Mooney con tended he had been sent to prison on perjured evidence following the death of 10 persons and the injury of 41 in the bombing U S Webb state attorney gener al asserted that under present laws California could not reopen the case and that Mooneys only avenue of relief was through an amendment of the laws by the legislature or a pardon by the governor Four governors have refused to pardon Mooney The present execu tive Frank F Menjam has had the case before him awaiting the su preme court ruling WOULD BAR TAX FREE SECURITIES Biermann Presents Proposed Constitution Amendment in House WASHINGTON Jan 21 proposed constitutional amendment to make it impossible for congress or any state to issue tax exempt se curities in the future was introduced in the house today by Representa tive Biermann Biermann said in the past a num ber of amendments have been pro posed which would give congress power to tax securities which here tofore have been exempt He said these would not greatly change the situation as they still would leave congress power to issue tax exempt bonds His proposal would place a blanket ban on further tax exempt securities of public agencies It is estimated he said in a statement that there are now in the United States something like 550000000000 worth of tax exempt bonds and securities In these days of high taxation it is a serious situation when as much as of our wealth escapes taxation Not only does that situation lay a much heav ier burden on the tax paying prop erty of the United States but it has a bad moral effect on the people It makes it appear that people of wealth have a means of entirely es caping the payment of taxes Too Cold to Live OMAHA Jan 21 Mrs M C Pye 44 Omaha tearosBx operator committed suicide the basement of her home here in which she said It is 9 or 10 below zero too much weather for me to cope with son City and Cnarles City 17 below at Cedar Rapids 16 below at Wa terloo 12 below at Muscatine 11 below at Centerville and Council Bluffs 9 below at Clinton 9 be low at Davenport and 8 below at Ottumwa Snow Flurries General Snow flurries carried along by a piercing northwest wind whipped most of the state over the weekend covering the already icy highways and increasing the traffic hazard Rain fell in eastern Iowa and the below zero temperatures quickly glazed over roads and at points halted highway traffic Dubuque Davenport and Keokuk all in the eastern part of the state received the heaviest precipitation A northbound Illinois Central freight train was snowbound be tween Osage and Mitchell about three miles north of Osage at 9 oclock Sunday night In a cut the train ran into snow which was up to the doors of the car The intense cold added to trainmens difficulties and the engine and 20 cars could not go forward or backward Shovelers at Work Word for help was sent to Osage and a crew of shovelers began working on the pile of snow Ar rangements for supplying fuel for Turn to page 3 column 4 Funeral Planned for Auto Mishap Victim DENISON Jan 21 services will be held Tuesday after noon in the high school gymnasium here for Murray Kimball assistant school athletic coach who died of injuries suffered when his car skidded off a highway Saturday night near Lake View Burial will be at Coon Rapids his former home lowan Dies of Skull Fracture After Fall HARLAN Jan 21 Engle 58 a laborer died here when his skull was fractured in a fall on ice while carrying wood into his home He is survived by his wife and eight children NATURAL SCENES This booklet presents a natural scenes from each of the 48 states and the District of Columbia In choosing them every effort waa made to select the scene most fa mous most representative of the state and most beautiful There is no arbitrary standard by which to determine what scenes measure up to these requirements but there are so many beauty spots in the United so many in each it was by no means difficult to make a booklet that is both interesting and exceedingly at tractive A copy of Natural Scenes will be sent to any address upon receipt of ten cents in coin to cover cost of handling Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for the book let on Natural Scenes of the United States 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