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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1935, Mason City, Iowa t MARLON E R HIS MEM fi D P T OF I fU i MO I NFE I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLJ FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KB BEKVICH MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 241935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 89 HAUPTMANN TAKES WITNESS STAND ISS If i ITEMIZING HUGE RELIEF FUND IS OPPOSEDBYF1 Presidents Message to House Arrives as New Differences Flare WASHINGTON Jan 24 ffhA personal counter attack against con gressonal moves to itemize the 880000000 relief fund was sent con gress by President Roosevelt today as new differences flared over the lump sum method of appropriating Senator Couzens outspoken Mi chigan republican said that if ever the man is found who drafted the i work relief bill he ought to be i in effigy but physically His statement was made during a senate committee hearing on another matter while Mr Roosevelts agent traveled to the capitol through heavy snow with a new presidential message Transmitting voluminous reports on orderly development of public projects and expressing the hope the government eventually will spend annually for these pur poses Mr Roosevelt had this to say about efforts to itemize the big work relief bill i Segregation Impossible It is only because of the current emergency unemployment and be cause of the physical impossibility of surveying weighing and testing each and every project that a segre gation of items is clearly impossible at the moment His message arrived as the house opened a second days debate on the lump sum bill with a vote hoped for by nightfall I This newest white house opposi itionto a determined movement in I both parties to say in detail how the fund should be spent was given in a special message transmitting to the capitol the report of the na itional reources board and the Mis sissippi valley committee of the public works administration Remarkable Foundation Of both reports which have been made public previously the president said These documents constitute a remarkable foundation for what we hope will be a permanent policy of orderly development in every part of the United States Then referring more directly to the move for legislative allocation of the mammoth publicproject fund the president said As I have already stated it is only because of the current emer gency of unemployment and be Bitter Cold Defeats Firemen Turn Jo PaRC 10 Column 7 restigate 2 Held I i in Diamond Robbery i i is SIOUX CITY Jan 24 I n Sioux City police planned to inves Hj j tigate two men held in St Paul to fj day in an effort to solve the fl 1000 diamond robbery here early i Wednesday i I Editor of Writings of Mussolini Dies MILAN Jan 24 Ulric Hoepli 88 the exclusive editor and i publisher in Italy of the writings of i Premier Mussolini died today FORECAST IOWA Cloudy Thursday night and Friday warmer Fri day night and in east and south portions of the state Fri day MINNESOTA Cloudy Thurs day night and Friday sno probable in north and extreme cast portions warmer in east and south portions Thursday night colder in west and north central portions Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 4 hour period ending at 6 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 14 Below j Minimum in Night 22 Below i At 8 A M Thursday 10 Beloxv Its getting warm again Thats ihe way Mason City felt about it phursday morning when at 8 oclock She temperature stood at 10 below nights minimum of 22 below ias 7 degrees under that of ttt previous night At the Crysta1 sugai north of the city however low mark of 27 below waa regis iered whica was only 1 degree be its Wednesday figure Thornton School Razed by Flames Ruins of the Thornton con solidated school which early Thursday was destroyed by flames are shown above At the side Is a photo of George My ers president of the school board viewing the ruins A spe cial meeting of the board of education will be held to make arrangements for classes Firemen who were called out in the subzero weather to bat tle the flames found themselves helpless The fire already had made much progress and the engine on the pump refused to work About an hour after the fire was discovered the struc ture was burned to the ground replacement of the school have not been announcedInsurance of carried on teg and equipment Photo W Lock Engraving by HERRING FINED AND COSTS Governor Pays Penalty for Parking Car in Through Traffic Lanes DBS MOINES Jan 24 Clyde L Herring today paid So in fines and costs in municipal court for parking his automobile in through traffic lanes The fine and costs were paid through State Agent Frank G Moorhead who obtained a receipt to deliver to the governor The SI costs in the case were to pay for the issuance of a warrant Governor Herring earlier haa said he had heard nothingof the traffic ticket or the warrant and said the automobile figuring in the traffic violation must have beer a house car The traffic violations were charg ed against the governors official car January 4 and against his per sonal car Dec 14 Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Continues world court debate Munitions committee expects shipbuilding officials answer to its demand that he waive im munity Finance committee continues hearings on Wagner social se curity bill House Debates public worksrelief bill Military committee hears new testimony on war profits Banking committee continues consideration of RFC extension THURSDAY Senate Debated world court Recommended promotion of Maj Gen John H Russell com mandant of the marine corps Interstate commerce commit tee heard Senator Bilbo dem Miss oppose confirmation of Eugene O Sykes as a member of the communications commis sion House Ways and means committee heard Secretary Perkins and Re lief Administrator Hopkins on social security measure Banking committee heard RFC proposal for liberalizing loans to industry Military committee received American Legion Indorsement of measure to end war Cold Begins to Abate in North Iowa Mason City Gets 22 Below Mercury in Rapid Rise Old man winters fury abated in North Iowa Thursday after the temperature had taken another big drop the previous night The low re corded in Mason City Wednesday night was 22 below zero 7 degrees warmer than the previous night and the mercury began climbing rapidly Thursday morning The temperature here at 8 a m Thursday was 10 below and at noon had risen to 5 above The ther mometer at the American Crystal Sugar company just north of town showed a minimum of 27 be low Wednesday night Wednesday nights official mini mum for the state was a minus 18 reading atCharles City the weath er bureau reported 4 Above Minimum The official maximum for Wed nesday night was 4 above zero at Sioux City while the mercury rose to 6 above at nearby Omaha Cloudy skies were forecast for Thursday night and Friday Ship pers were warned to protect ship ments for temperatures of 10 above in the northwest portion of the state 15 above in the southwest and southeast and 5 above in the northeast portion Serious wire trouble was still re ported at Clarksville Dumont and Ackley as workers made an effort to patch up the service Snow was drifting considerably Wednesday at Dumont it was reported The storm ridden nation counted close to 100 weather deaths While the northern states and part of the south remained in the grip of the seasons worst weather some moderation was forecast tor tomorrow for tbesnowladen east and the sutheast Temperatures on Rise Temperatures were already re ported to have risen somewhat over the western Canadian provinces atid the extreme northern plains and there was a promise of relief in the midwest where cold records of 50 years standing were broken Meanwhile at least 14 deaths In the flood waters of the south where rivers were on a wild ram page helped to swell the total of weather fatalities Ten of the dead perished in north ern Mississippi Four additional deaths were reported from Tennes Turn to Page 10 Column 1 SCHOOL BURNED ATTHORNTONAS PUMP IS HALTED Blaze Origin Not Known Loss Is More Than THORNTON Jan weather prevented the proper functioning of the pump on the fire engine and firemen were unable to jut out a blaze which early Thurs lay destroyed the Thornton consol dated school It was estimated that he loss would run more than f20000 When the blaze was discovered at oclock in the morning by Night Marshal George Farrell it had already made considerable headway The fire started in the south part of the basement but the exact origin is unknown Firemen were summoned and a line of hose was laid The pump on the fire engine failed to work how ever and no water could be thrown on the flaming structure which was down to the ground about an hour after the blaze was discovered Of Frame Construction About 4 oclock in the morning the engine was functioning and wa ter was poured on coal in the base ment in the hopes that this fue could be salvaged A carload of coa had been unloaded recently The school building which wa What plans will be structure in Thprr AGED ROCKWELL MAN DROPS DEAD Miller 90 Believed Victim of Heart Disease and Cold Weather ROCKWELL Jan 24 Hear disease and the shock of the col weather were believed to have caused the death of Peter Fred erick Miller 90 Rockwell Wednes day afternoon After eating the noonday meal he went outside When he failed to return he was hunted and his body was found near the door of the barn It was believed the cold may have affected his heart Mr Miller had made his home with his son Henry in Rockwell since 1900 He was born in Ger many and came to this country in 1900 Surviving are three sons Henry of Rockwell Fred who lives on a farm 4 miles north of Rockwell and Herman in Minnesota Funeral services will be conduct ed Friday afternoon at the Luth eran church Burial will be made in Rockwell FIRST TEST FOR KENNAMER CASE Attorneys Claim Youth Not Able to Get Fair Trial in Tulsa County TULSA Okla Jan 24 Phil Kennamer murder case was down for its first court test today as attorneys for the 19 year old son of Federal Judge Franklin K Ken namer sought to show why they be lieve the defendant could not obtain a fair and impartial trial in Tulsa county A barrage of charges and coun tercharges has been laid down by defense and prosecution attorneys since John Gorrell 23 year old den tal student was shot to death in the fashionable Forest Hills section on Thanksgiving night One of statement by Prosecutor J Holly Anderson that Detective Sergeant Henry Maddux had been offered to drop his investigation of the ceived special attention from A Flint Moss chief defense counsel ex he prepared for todays head ing for a change of venue before District Judge Thurman Hurst tori of frame consisted of eight class rooms combination gym and auditorium and large halls When the fire discovered fear was expressed for E Jen sen janitor M it was though might have been sleeping in th basement to keep the heat up How ever it later learned that he was home Embers are Carried The absence of wind was believed to have been an important factor in keeping nearby buildings fron burning The embers which were carried to other structures did no cause damage because of snow on the roof Mrs Mel Bowen nearest neigh bor to the schoolhouse who lived on the same side of the street am directly east stated she had been unable to sleep and noted the fire She told herhusband but they hai no telephone and before he coult summon others the alarm had been turned in The school was located a block west of the bank and was acres from the city park Insurance o was carried on the build ing and on the equipment To Make Class Plans Paul James secretary of th school board said no arrangements had yet been made for the holding of the school but that early action ould be taken at a special meeting of the board of education The original building was erect ed 40 years ago About 20 years ago when the district was made into a consolidated system a wing was added to the structure Six years ago completely new plumb ing was installed H W Harvey is superintendent of the school system and Earl Scherf is high school principal George Myers is the president of the school board All of the grades and the high school were housed in the ons building Now 111 Tell My Side of It Bruno Richard Hauptmann takes the stand at Flemington N in his trial for the kidnaping and murder of baby Charles A Lindbergh Jr Salary Slash One House Assembly Plan Offered SECOND DEFENSE WITNESS WONT BACK HIS ALIBI Judge Turns Down Move for Directed Verdict of Acquittal By WILLIAM A KtNNET Cnliyrlcht 193B by The Aflsocjatcd FLEMINGTON N J Jan Bruno Richard Hauptmann took thB witness stand today and interrupt ed his testimony to give way to a witness who refused to support his chief alibi Christian Frederickson employer of Anna Hauptmann at the time of the Lindbergh kidnaping refused to swear that Hauptmann came to the Bronx bakery to get his wife the night of the kidnaping The state of New Jersey rested its case against Hauptmann in the Lindbergh baby kidnap murder at p m Directed Verdict Denied Defense counsel moved for a di ected verdict of acquittal as soon as court convened this afternoon but it was denied For 17 days the stolid German has sat in old Hunterdon county court and heard a parade of wit nesses give testimony linking him directly and indirectly with the crime Only once did he break that was when a federal agent was telling of the search of his Bronx garage where in ransom money was found Hauptrnanns automobile was barred from the states evidence in bis murder trial rhony thalfthe Lindberghladnap Committees of Legislature Start to Work DETAILED TESTIMONYIN HAUPTMANNS XRIAt WILL BE FOUND ON PAGE 10 DBS MOTNES Jan 24 Iowa legislature settled down to work today as committees began deliberations on bills and a series of important measures flowed into the desk of the house A group of six representatives submitted a measure for reduction of salaries of state county city and township public officials which was recently declared unconstitutional by the state supreme court after passage by the last assembly In the senate a proposal to re duce membership of the legislature and combine the two houses into a unicameral body was filed by Sen ator Homer Hush Rl of Essex and Senator Carolyn C Pendray D of Maquoketa Beer Law Amendment A measure sponsored by Repre resentative Eugene Riley D of Dubuque would amend the state beer law to permit sale of beer dur ing certain hours on Sunday An other filed by Representative Gus JAPANESE BOMB Thomson President of Banco Declared Not Guilty of Larceny MOORHEAD Minn Jan 24 T jury in Clay county district court here today returned a verdict of not guilty in the case of J Cam eron Thomson president of North west Bancorporation charged with second degree grand larceny in stock sales Sales Tax Brings in Over Five Millions in First Six Months DES MOINES Jan 24 tax collections for the first sis months the state sales tax has been in operation in Iowa totaled SS6 Chairman Ray JSarpfcy et tltc tate board of assessment and re view disclosed STORY OF PLAN TO SET UP ONE HOUSE LEGISLA TURE IN IOWA ON PAGE 5 Alesh D of Plymouth would re peal the Sunday Blue Law which still stands among the statutes to prohibit certain forms of labor and amusement The members accepted the report of a joint committee of the house and senate which declined the pro posal to eliminate the 10 per cent reduction in salaries of assembly employes approved last session Standing votes on the measure in the two houses Senate 32 for 13 against house 52 for 28 against Bills Arc Assigned Standing committees received bills introduced to begin their studies and the presiding officers of the two bodies announced the as signment of recommendations of the legislative interim committee to specific standing committees The assignments of the interim groups recommendations in the two branches Public welfare to depart ment affairs public safety to motor vehicles state purchasing agent to department affairs county pur chasing agent to county and town ship organizations budget control to county and township organiza tions consolidation of the fish and game commission and the board of conservation to fish and game con servation and department affairs and state planning board to stato planning Zeigler Is Seated The house approved in a formal roll call the seating of Sttnford Zeigler Jr R of Jefferson whose Ium In Iasc 10 Column X Report About 50 Casualties Nanking Says Dispute in Chahar Settled CnnyriKlIt by The Assnclaled IrrSJO PEIPING Jan be tween 48 and 58 casualties already listed Japanese airplanes were re ported today to have bombed Chi nese troopsin Chahar again al though the Japanese advance which began Thursday apparently has been halted by the Japanese them selves Chinese national military head quarters at Nanking announced they were informed that the Chahar dispute had been Rengo Japanese ncwsagency at HsinkiW the capital of Man choukuo stated that Japanese fly ers had bombed the border again today but Japanese authorities here denied this statement Until 7 p m today there had been no major developments on the Chahar border a military spokes man declared The Japanese military attaches office announced The desired conditions within the disputed area have been accom plished therefore no further action is likely Although the order has been quiet since 7 p m yesterday a big fleet of Japanese armored cars was reported operating in the region be tween Tushikou and Kuyuan ladder could be fitted inside it was allowed The court ruled a photo graph of the auto could be used in evidence Supporting Testimony The testimony that the ladder could be fitted into the car with inches to spare was given by Ar thur J Koehler government wood expert who yesterday declared he traced one upright of the ladder to Hauptrnanns attic and the rest of it to a Bronx lumber yard from which Hauptmann had purchased wood The fit of the ladder in the car was supporting testimony to that given early in the trial by Amandus Hochmuth aged Lindbergh neigh bor who said he saw Hauptmann in a dirty green automobile with a ladder near the Lindbergh home on the day Baby Charles A Lindbergh Jr was kidnaped The state charges the child was killed as it fell with its abductor from the ladder at the nursery win dow on March 1 1932 and accuses Hauptmann of its murder Auto in Alleyway The automobile has been for sev eral days in an alleyway near the court Atty Gen David T Wilentz wanted the jury to view it The photograph that was admitted in stead was stated to be a true representation excepting that it Turn In 1RKC Column 1 Watch Your Weight Former Shipbuilding Firm Head Refuses to Waive Immunity WASHINGTON Jan 24 Clinton L Bardo former president cf the New York Shipbuilding com pany refused today to waive im munity for any self incriminating testimony given at the senate mu nitions hearing Before announcing his refusal in a formal statement he declared he did not desire to appear antagon istic or offensive to the senate Your weight has a direct bearing on your health and wellbeing and should be watched constantly Being underweight may be just as bad tor you as overweight would be and U a serious condition seems to exist you should of course consult a phy sician But whether or not you go to a physician our booklet Weight Control will be of great value to you The menus for either weight increase or weight decreae alone make the booklet well worth having and they are only s small part of the publication Inclose 10 cents in coin to cover cost handling and postage Use coupon Report Indictment of 22 Persons for Bremer Kidnaping WASHINGTON Jan 24 dictment of 22 persons in conneci tion with the kidnaping of Edward G Bremer by a federal grand jury in St Paul was announced today by Attorney 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