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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1935, Mason City, Iowa UOM E R i s a A si T 0 F I I s io i c i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE UENTS A COPt ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 29 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SUCTION ONE NO 93 Margin May Be Too Big Congress Democrat Majority May Get Out of Hand By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON Jan 29 When the returns of the last No vember election were tabulated and it became known that both senate and house were preponder antly democratic Washington poli ticians began to speculate Roughly speak ing their specu lations followed lines like these 1 Is the ad ministration safe in face of such party power 2 Can Mr Roosevelt control his second con gress as he did the first 3 Will the house of the 74th j congress be as wild as the elec tion returns seem to show been in I session nearly a month and no one from the upper to the lower end of Pennsylvania avenue in Washington can answer all three queries The huge democratic majority has them baffled Garner Mentions Ideal Back in the days when Cactus j Jack Garner was speaker of the house he was fond of describing his idea of a workable party align I ment in the house In some ways said Mr Garner is to be regretted that the gen Itleman from New York Bert Snell Irepublican leader of the house will not have quite as large a following as he has had The best proportion for the house of representatives continued Jack could it be ar anged that way is a majority of 50 or 60 on one side whether be republican or democrat ISDsakcofanideal houseji ithe en speaker repeated and ideal Illivision whether it be a 50 or 60 majority or a 50 or 60 Idemocratic majority Speaker Has Problems If one could gain access to the J innermost thoughts of the man who I Mow is speaker of the house and Iwho has to contend with a majority numbering 322 democrats to 102 re Ipublicans to say nothing of the and progressives he probably would echohis prede cessors voice It must be said however that Swhen Mr Garner described his ideal political alignment in the Chouse be probably never thought he I would see on his side of the dividing political aisle as many democrats as Mr Byrns of Tennessee must face every day With such a huge majority which even under ordinary conditions f would present a difficult problem to 1 the leadership Speaker Byrns and associates know only too well thin the ice is on which they skating USE OWN WORDS AGAINST BRUNO I be Itel DEAD IN REVOLT Federal Troops of Uruguay Engage in Clashes With Rebel Forces Jtei lesf MONTEVIDEO Uruguay Jan cas29 persons were dead to and an undetermined number Bingwounded a government announce Icotmeut said as a result of clashes Igivbetween Federal troops and rebel loccforces Ovidio Alonso independent na houtionalist leading a band of about OO revolutionaries was seriously ft wounded in a battle between his Afollowers aGd an army detachment Vtcommanded by Colonel Masquez fcari litio Falls Down Elevator Shaft Hi COUNCIL BLUFFS Jan 29 T lurryClifford Powell Hotel Chieftain heanighfc clerk suffered injuries when naveie fell 15 feet down an elevator iwarhaft Bn wi Wife Loyal to Accused Surgeon World Court Backers in Senate Less Confident ON RESERVATION AS VOTE NEARS Weather FORECAST hipor ov i IOWA Partly cloudy Tues The day night and Wednesday his warmer Wednesday and in ferial northwest and north central lane Tuesday night He i MINNESOTA Partly jir nucloudy warmer except near pllir Lake Superior Tuesday night I QM Wednesday cloudy and warm er F JQ V fiswerdobeGazette weather figures for I A I hour period ending at 8 oclock Iy Hfiesday morning liaur Maximum Monday 24 Atlnimiun in Night H At 9 A M Tuesday 10 IN MASON CITY Johnson Indicates Belief That Opposition Can Stop Ratification WASHINGTON Jan 29 a vote on the world court approached in thesenate today administration forces showed signs of weakness by offering a reservation to prevent the United States from using the tri bunal after negotiation of a treaty between this country and the other one engaged in a dispute The amendment was offered by Senator Thomas D an ad ministration spokesman in the fight for ratification of the long pending treaty See Close Vote Senator Johnson R leader of the anticourt forces who origin ally drafted the reservation told the senate he was not asking for its adoption His satement was an indi cation of confidence from the oppo sition A rather close a hairline indicated in state ments from both sides Senator Robinson of Arkansas leader of Roosevelt administration forces which have thrown all the strength they could muster into the battle for the court expressed confidence the resolution would be adopted though perhaps with few votes to spare over the twothirds required Chance for Defeat Though only o few days ago the opposition had conceded their out look was dark today they were claiming a chance From Senator Borah R who has battled down the year alongside Senator Johnson R Cal to defeat the proposal there came the prediction that the resolution might lose by two or three votes Father Charles E Coughlin whose denunciation of the court has brought a flood of telegrams to congress went on the air with an other attack last night while sev eral other speakers including two Catholic clergymen rallied to de fend the court against the Detroit priests onslaught Legalize Pilfering name of the God of peace and justice in a plea t0 his listeners to wire their senators Father Coughlin said the court would legalize the pilfering of iu war debts from the American people This league of nationsand its perverted brain the world court he said is nothing more than a Frankenstein raised up by the in ternational bankers and the pluto crats of the world for the purpose of preserving by force of arms their plutocratic system against the pos sible onslaught of communism As if in reply to Father Cough lins statements Monsignor Joseph A Ryan president of Catholic uni versity at Washington said Believes in Court I believe in the world court and my reason for taking this oppor unity to speak is also to let the people of the United States know hat all the Catholics of the coun xy are not opposed to our entrance nto the world court Meanwhile at Pittsburgh Father James R Cox was declaring that the people opposing the world court are the same type of destruc tive critics who fought against the magna charta the declaration of ndependence and the constitution of the United States While Senator Johnson was wag ing anticourt baltles with a declar ation that internationalists are propagandizing to get us into Eur ope Newton D Baker was de claring that Father Coughlins at tack illustrates both the power and the danger of a great voice Plane Drops Supply of Food to Family Marooned by Snow LAKEHURST N J Jan 29 snowbound Myers family marooned in the Isolated pines country without food since Satur day received enough eatables from the skies today to last for two weeks Two heavy bags of ned goods bread and other necessi ties of dropped into the Myers dooryard from a torpedo bombing plane piloted by VV S Wiley of the naval air station here j ment of the bonus Wagering his life against possibility of life imprisonment or free dom Major Charles A Sliepard retired army surgeon faced his second trial for wife murder in Topeka Kans with apparent con fidence Accompanying him to the courtroom were his third wife Mrs Alice Shepard and her daughter Mrs Burr Cooper Sliep ards second wife died ot poison under mysterious circumstances in 1939 Associated Press I IN OWA HOUSE Emergency Bills Strike Snag When Body Adjourns Until Wednesday Morning DES MOINES Tan 29 Emergency legislation measures struck a snag in the house today which finally terminated when the body adjourned until 10 a m to morrow After delaying most of the morn ing to allow preparation of bills ex tending the farm mortgage mora toriums to March 1 1937 the house received the measures shortly be fore noon and placed them on the calendar In the senate the moratorium measure was made a special order of business for 10 a m tomorrow The upper branch zejected a pro posal that it discuss the matter this afternoon and instead adjourned for the day Call for Adjournment Representative C L Rice D Keokuk moved for a short recess until p m today and Repre sentative Arch McFarlane R Black Hawk substituted a motion calling for adjournment until to morrow morning After receiving unanimous con sent from members to speak on his substitute motion Representative McFarlane pleaded with the assem bly to delay action on the emerg ency legislation until the new mem bers had had an opportunity to study the proposals A roll call vote approved Mc Farlanes substitute motion with 84 legislators favoring the adjourn ment 17 voting against and seven not voting Kingsted Bill Filed In addition to the two morator ium bills the house received a meas ure snonsored by Rerjresentative E J Maniece D Emmett to legal ize the corporate acts of the Ring sted Telephone company Renresentative E P Laughlin D Fremont introduced a bin to allow cities and towns to purchase a street maintenance equipment on three year contracts An emergency appropriation of S60000 to be used for salaries sup port and maintenance at Iowa State Teachers college is sought in a measure sDonsored by Representa tive McFnrlane Supervision of all motor carriers operating for profit in Iowa would Turn to TaKe 3 Column r Americas Premier Gang Editorial Says of American Legion NEW YORK Jan 29 American Legion is called Amer icas premier gang in an editorial in todays issue of the Seventh Reg iment Gazette which criticizes the Legion for demanding cash pay From Poison Alcohol 31 Three More Succumb as Officers Seek Purveyors GLOVBRSVILLE N Y Jan 29 fourteen dead here today raised the total number of alcohol poison victims in Mohawk valley cities within the past five days to 31 Raymond La Grange 55 was the third of three persons who died this afternoon Others succumbed to the creep ing death that follows drinking the lethal beverage last night and yesterday Gunner Robb was near death in a hospital Sixteen died at Utica and one at Rome As the deadly beverage peddled to the poor claimed new victims federal state county and city law enforcement agencies sought the sellers of the alcohol A protecting screen was thrown around legal pur veyors of liquor to prevent possible delivery of the tainted beverage Began at Utica The wave of poison alcohol deaths began at Utica textile city last Thursday Yesterday Glovers ville and Rome between Utica1 and Albany felt the effects of the bev erage Eight persons died here yes terday and last night Six persons are in a Utica hospital Arrests appeared imminent as federal county and city authorities pressed their investigation into the source of the liquor held responsi ble for the deaths Have Flow Stopped We believe we have the flow of poison liquor stopped for the time being said Assistant District Attorney Willard L Best There may be arrests within a short time All victims died in intense agony They first became dazed were seiz ed with cramps and then became blind First Public Hearing on Beer Legislation Held by House Group DES MOINES Jan 29 public hearing on beer legislation the first to be called by the house committee was scheduled for p m today Rep J P Gallagher DIowa announced Gallagher said the hearing was called on short notice to allow a representative of an eastern Iowa brewery to appear before the com mittee which is rewriting the stats beer law AntiFrceze Explodes TAMA Jan 29 Pruaha of Tama sustained serious burns when an antifreeze solution in the car he was driving exploded and set fire to his car 5408 CORNHOG PACTS SIGNED IN STATE TO DATE Reduction Plan Backers Expect Large Signer Percentage With the first returns coming in on the 1935 cornhog reduction plan signup showing a large number re subscribing to the AAA program backers of the plan were optimistic that this year would again find many Iowa farmers behind the pro posal Scattered returns from 5408 counties showed a total of signers Returns from nine townships in Butler county according to reports received Tuesday showed 441 sign ers These were in Fremont Day ton Coldwater Pittsford West Point Jackson Jefferson Madison and Washington Workers said this represented a little more than 50 per cent of the signers in these townships but that 85 or 90 per cent would be the figure before the tnd of the week More Pay Received First returns from Franklin county showed 50 signers These were in Hamilton and Morgan townships In Franklin county Mon day 123 more cornhog checks amounting to 51154396 were re ceived making total payments to date The signup cam paign is just getting under way Kossuth county reported 483 ty had the most acreage under con trol of any in the United States Many more signers are expected as soon as the road conditions im prove A group of second payment checks on the 1934 contracts amounting to S32000 arrived for distribution Monday Reports on the signup campaign in other counties included Marion 1200 Sac 1189 Page 974 Adams fiOO Monroe 200 and Jasper 189 with a few other scattered signers Educational Session Held In Floyd county cornhog money is being distributed and final edu cational meetings are being held preparatory to inauguration of the signup campaign A training school tor Mitchell county township com mitteemen was held at Osage Mon day The schedule of signup dates has not been made out yet M M Thurow secretary of the Chickasaw county cornhog control association Tuesday received word from Washington that the 93 early pay second payment checks would arrive shortly Most of the checks for second payments have been dis tributed in this county The AAA in Washington stated that as soon as an audit on the readjusted pay Tlirn to Faso 3 Column 7 Admiral Lamb Called to Testify in Probe of Ship Contracts WASHINGTON Jan 29 Senate investigators of the muni tions trade called Rear Admiral Emory S Lamb the navys chief of construction and repair to testi fy today The committee is investigating what it terms collusion among shipbuilders bidding for govern ment contracts 5 charge denied by builders Meanwhile investigators are look ing forward to testimony of Ernest I Cornbrooks who is now ill Chairman Ny R N Dak said he expected Ccrnbrooks former plant manager of the New York Shipbuilding company to give the committee a new insight into meetings at which shipbuilders are said to have gathered Motbers of Barrow and Bonnie Parker Among 18 Arrested DALLAS Tex Jan 29 mothers of Clyde Barrow and Bon nie Parker slain outlaw couple were among 18 persons in jail today as federal authorities brought a nationwide drive against harbor ing criminals into the southwest To Issue Sewer Bonds IOWA CITY Jan 29 T The city council passed an ordinance au thorizing the issuance of sewer revenue bonds to finance a sewage desposal plant and sewer projects Man of Many Amours Is Brought Back to U S Ivan Poderjay Faces Quiz About Missing Agnes Tufverson NEW YORK Jan 25 Stocky dark haired Ivan Poderjay man of many amours was returned to the United States today to face questioning about Agnes Tufverson the 43 year old woman attorney who disappeared after her marriage to him When the liner President Polk which brought Poderjay from Genoa docked Assistant District Attorney Harold W Hastings of New York boarded and went to the cabin where Poderjay was imprisoned Poderjay whose big falling ac cording to a sister is loving wom en too much was extradited from Vienna to face specific charges that he married Miss Tufverson Dec 4 1933 bigamously Bride Not Seen Since But officials are more interested in learningwhat he knows of the strange disappearance of Miss Tuf verson brilliant lawyer of New York and Detroit Miss Tufverson vanished abrupt ly shortly after she and Poderjay were scheduled to sail from New York for a honeymoon in Europe Poderjay embarked alone his bride has not been seen since After the President Polk docked the prisoner was kept in the cabin with Hastings and was allowed to see no one Believes in Polygamy Federal inspectors who ques tioned him at quarantine quoted himas expressing a belief in Jjoly gamyT Officers of the liner said Poder jay had been in high spirits the lat IVAN PODERJAY CALL ISSUED TO RENOUNCE HUEY Square Deal Group Demands Elected State Officials Rebel Against Long BATON ROUGE La Jan 29 JP formal demand upon the elected state officials to renounce the dic tatorship of United States Senator Huey P Long was issued today from headquarters of the Square Deal association of Louisiana The demand a formally written statement signed by the officers was a call upon the officials tech nically and constitutionally compos ing the state administration and state government to rebel against the rule imposed by Long as a United States senator In Washington Senator Long said that he was too sleepy to discuss the situation In Baton Rouge at the executive mansion Gov O K Allen said he didnt care to say anything about it1 To Call on Roosevelt BILOXI Miss Jan 29 rying the Square Deal cause direct ly to President Roosevelt James L Mehaffey of Baton Rouge La a member of the Square Deal associ ation seeking to oust Senator Huey P Long from his dictatorship left yesterday for Washington Mehaffey said the purpose of his trip was to appeal to the president through Representative Sanders of Louisiana in behalf of the Square Dealers ter part of the voyage although re covering from an attack of sea sickness During the first four days of the trip the former Jugoslav army offi cer was kept in the brig of the Pres ident Polk then he was transferred to a cabin on the salon deck He was closely guarded and chained Detective Jacobvon Weisenstein of the New York police returned him from Europe DENY ATTEMPT TO DELAY BONUS Chairman Doughton Ready to Call Committee Into Special Session WASHINGTON Jan 29 House bonus advocates still fighting among themselves were promised a new opportunity today to speed the cash payment bill to ward a vote Recently the ways and means committee voted to set bonds bills aside to take up the social security program Some bonus men insist ed that was an attempt to delay the bill They talked of drastic ac tion Today however Chairman Doughton DNC said that if he were asked to do so he would cab the committee into a special ses sion this week to reconsider There was as yet no indication that the dispute between backers of the Patman and the VinsonAmeri can Legion bonus bills was near settlement The Patman bill calla for bonus payment in new currency the VinsonLegion bill would require a bond issue SAYS THAT IS PLANNED FOR A YEAR ALREADY State Offers Letters of Hauptmann to Family of Isador Fisch By WILLIAM A KINNEY CwyilRht 1935 by The Associated man FLEMINGTON N J Jan 29 Richard Hauptmanna own on the witness stand and written in used against him today in the states drive to put him in the elec tric chair for the kidnaping and murder of baby Charles A Lind bergh Jr When he used the phrase Oh that is planned for a year already Attorney General David T Wilentz confronted him with the kidnap notes and reread phrases from them which were almost exactly similar this kidnaping was plan ned for a year already and this kidnaping was prepared for a year already Letters in German Letters in German written by Hauptmann to Pincus Fisch broth er of Isador Fisch were put into the evidence in Hauptmanns cross examination in an effort to blast away Hauptmanns use of Fisch to explain the possession of money which the state has employed to incriminate him Defense attorneys objected stren uously on the ground that one of the letters was merely a copy arid that portions of it had been under scored with red pencil A translat oV was called to substitute Haupt mann on the stand to read the let ter Before bringing out the letters Wilentz cross examined Hauptmann closely on his transactions with Fisch in the fur business and in stock dealings in Business One of Hauptmanns books showed Fisch put in the fur busi ness Hauptmann had claimed that Fisch gave him several sums to in vest in stocks These sums Haupt mann claimed were erroneously computed by the state as among his own assets after payment of the Lindbergh ransom He also claimed that Fisch left the 514600 ransom money found in Haupt manns garage Is there one line in your records that shows that Fisch gave you one dollar outside of 52000 Wilentz asked Hauptmann No dare is not Hauptmann ad mitted Answers About Trip The phrase Oh that is planned for over a year already used by Hauptman today was in answer to a question about a contemplated trip to Germany Wilentz held tha ransom note in his hand as he read the other phrase How can I say it otherwise asked Hauptmann Wilentz said Well you can say planned for Turn in Page 3 Column W Mrs De Long Is Granted Continuance of Trial WEST UNION Jan mo tion by the defendant for continu ance of the murder trial of Mrs Ellen DeLong to the April term was granted Monday Hunger Strike of 60 Z3 Tubercular Patients Goes Into Fourth Day CORDOBA Argentina Jan 29 hunger strike of 600 tu bercular patients of the National hospital at Santa Maria entered its fourth day today Lack of nourishment adding to the ravages of their illness left many of the invalids seriously weakened About half the strikers most of whom are men departed from the hospital and lounged weakly about neighboring towns CEDAR RAPIDS MAN HOLDS UP TRAIN 40 MINUTES IS JAILED Iowa Senators Urged to Back Works Plan DES MOINES Jan 29 The Federated Labor Legislative council of Iowa urged Iowa Sena tors Dickinson and Murphy to sup port thr presidential proposed four I billion dollar works program CEDAR RAPIDS Jan 29 Paul Vance 35 of Cedar Rapids was in jail today facing a charge of assault with intent to inflict great bodily injury after allegedly delaying a through freight train on the North Western railroad at Beverly a coaling station five miles west of here last night and threatening members of the train crew Although Vance had no gun Sheriff James Smith was told Vance had threatened to shoot the train crow had struck M L Banks chuteman then climbed on the lo comotive tender and kicked E L Boole of Clinton fireman causing the fracture of two ribs Trainmen told the sheriff Vance appeared to be intoxicated Boole was taken to Clinton on the train and was transferred to a hospital there The train was de layed 40 minutes ANSWER THESE How many of these questions on etlquet can you answer Does a di vorcee continue to use her hus bands name Are invitations ever written on visiting cards What do the letters P P C mean when they appear on a visiting card Whera should a woman sit in a motor or carriage having a driver When do persons shake hands Should one always be announced when calling on a person living in an apartment house Is a party call still considered obligatory How are artichokes eaten Should a hostess wait an indefinite Urns for all the guests to arrive for The above are only a few of the questions answered in the booklet Modern Manners availabls only through our Washington informa tion Bureau at a handling and post age charge of ten cents a copy Usa coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose 10 cents in corn carefully wrapped for a book let on Modern Manners City State Mail to Washington D OJ ;