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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 1, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION OL XLI I1VB CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY I 1935 SECTION ONE T1US PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 223 lowans in Washington lettered Conditions Hamper Farm Debt Refinancing JSv MUNRO KEZEB ASHINGTON Some Iowa con gressmen see im proved agricul tural conditions as a handicap to refinancing farm debts but they forecast enact ment of legisla tion in the next c 0 n g r e s sional session that will help to keep farmers on their property The report of Chairman M L Bowman of the Iowa Farm Debt Advisory coun cil attracted wide interest in the Jowa congressional delegation report said Iowa farm ers have scaled down their debts more than four and a half million dollars in the last eight months of 3934 but that 3300 debt adjust ment cases still before the coun cil left a serious situation There was a general feeling among members of the delegation that better prices for farm prod ucts have tended to raise land prices The result they fear will make it more difficult for farmers to get their creditors to scale down debts to permit refinancing through present federal agencies In Closest Touch Representatives Gillette DIa and Gilchrist fRIa who have been in closest touch with the ques tion of farm legislation through on the prairie states farm bloc are convinced the only solu tion will be through further federal legislation They think such legislation can be passed at the next session al though further farm debt legiala tion at this session seems unlikely I feel as I have felt all along said that as soon as the oratorium limit is off a large per tage of farmers will he unable j obtain financing and will lose icir farms As prices go up there will be JKS and less of a tendency of credi tors to show leniency to farmer bor rowers The problem will become more acute rather than less I think there is a good chance of more lib rrnl federal legislation which is the only help that can be offered Not Acute in Iowa Representative Gilchrist said the farm debt situation is not as acute in Iowa as in some places because the state moratorium law He he had no doubt but that be re the law expires congress will induced to remedy the situation f some way or other has some hope that increasing of farm products may enable jimers to resume normal payments their debts and thus partly re v the refinancing problem acknowledged however that farmers would be in danger ing their farms unless the Fra emke refinancing bill or some Turn to Page 3 Column 3 10 Scores Wallace id Roosevelt in Talk at West Union Picnic SST UNION July Re speaking before 3000 per 3 attending the first annual pic of the Farmers Union of Fayette i Clayton counties in West 03 Sunday criticized President sevelt Secretary Wallace the A Iowa State college the Farm and the bankers His main j ument was to turn control of ency and credit into the hands people FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Monday i ght and Tuesday Probably tlmndershowers in north crt of state Continued warm MINNESOTA Unsettled lo showers Monday night or ycsday somewhat warmer UfSday along Lake Superior IN MASON CITY lobeGazette weather figures 24 hour period ending at S ei Monday morning Sunday 82 limraum in Night 66 11 H A M Monday 78 76 igures for 24 hour period ending S oclock Sunday morning Saturday 75 inipium in Night fiS C 8 A M Sunday 71 interesting review of Junes will be found on another Sj this issue In two or three it was an unusual month oe rewarded if you turn to ROOSEVELT LOSES UTILITY FIGHT Mason City Boy Drowned in Winnebago River 5 OTHERS LOSE LIVES IN STATE OVER WEEKEND Marvin Elwood 14 Victim of Cramps or Exhaustion Marvin Joe Elwood 14 was drowned while swimming in the Winnebago river about half a mile west of the bridge on highway 65 near the American Crystal Sugar company plant shortly before 4 oclock Sunday afternoon Coroner J E McDonald said the boy had evidently tired himself out swim ming and had gone down from ex haustion or a possible attack of cramps The Mason City drowning was one of six fatal Iowa weekend ac cidents Another was drowned one died under the wheels of a railroad train and three were killed in auto mobile accidents The other dead Five Others Dead Lucius Harris 79 Manchester killed in a Nebraska auto accident Arthur Brown 69 Laurens killed in a Fort Dodge auto accident Fred Hunter 44 drowned in the Mississippi river at Montpelier Anita Lou McCall infant killed in auto accident at Hawkeye Tarry Thompson 42 run over by a train at Montpelier Fifteen other persons suffered in juries in automobile accidents The Slwccd boy swam acrnss ths creek from his companions and was returning to them when he began shouting for help The three youths with whom he had been swimming believed at first that he was joking but when he went down and failed to come up they swam to his aid The youths said that Elwood strug gled with them when they attempt ed to rescue him and they were un able to retain a hold on him Carson Finds Body C R Martin 815 Massachusetts avenue southeast E L Zerble and Jack Carson route 4 who were with Elwood began searching for his body but it was about ten minj tor Duncan C McCrea said this af utes before Carson finally discovternoon that Jean Miller also ered the boy Carson came to the known as Lillian Winters told him that Howard Carter Dickinson was shot and killed while William Lee Ferris was trying to rob him The prosecutor immediately sum moned Police Commissioner Hein rich A Pickert Fred Frahin chief of detectives and John P Smith superintendent of police Held in Dickinson Slaying Left to right above Jean Miller and William Lee Ferris below Florence and Loretta Jackson song and dance sister team Girl Says Robbery Was Ferns Slaying Motive DETROIT July 1 Prosecu surface with the body but could not gain the shore because it was rocky and so was forced to swim upstream Zerble aided him in car rying the body to shore Firemen were called and worked on the body for an hour and ten minutes but all resuscitation ef forts failed to save the boy A phy sician also arrived at the scene and attempted to revive the boy Fire men workingunder tee direction of Chief Dan Shire covered the boy with blankets and hot water bottles loaned by housewives of the neighborhood Equipment Lacking Coroner J E McDonald pro nounced the boy dead after all ef forts by firemen and physician had failed Chief Shire later declared that there would have been more chance to save the boys life had the salvage squad been equipped with an inhilator and respirator Firemen who worked on the boy in an effort to bringback life were Lieut L J Lindsay Lieut Clifford Pierce H H HutcUnson Boyd Arnold Samuel Perkins and Charles Rose Resided Here Years The boy was the son of Mr and Mrs Elmer L Blwood Overview Inn who operate the service sta tion and cabins near the bridge The family had resided in Mason City about 18 months The boy was born in Floyd coun ty Sept6 1920 but had resided near Buffalo Center and Thompson Turn to Vase 3 column Ji Butcher Boy Held in Slaying Regrets He Cannot See Funeral GREENVILLE N Y July 1 JP E Volckmann 19 year old butcher boy held for the slaying of 9 year old Helen Glenn expressed regret he could not attend the childs funeral today District Attorney John C Welch said Volckman had confessed at tacking and killing the little girl daughter of the Rev Ernest Glenn a Methodist minister Volckmann was in custody a few hours after the childs body was found in an isolated swamp Friday Detectives quoted him as saying he had made three attempts at suicide I The Miller woman was the first of the three girls arrested with Ferris and who were with him on the fatal ride to be questioned in detail McCrea said the womans new statement supplied the missing element of his case Earlier the pro secutor had said he was not certain robbery was the motive for the OLD UNOFFICIAL RECORD BEATEN Key Brothers Pass Mark of Jackson and OBrine in Endurance Flight MERIDIAN Miss July 1 Fred and Al Key became the undis puted world champion endurance flyers at central standard time this afternoon At this time they passed the unof ficial record of 647 hours 28 minutes and 30 records set in 1930 in St Louis by Dale Jackson and Forest OBrine Last Thursday they beat the of ficial record of 553 hours 41 min utes and 30 seconds made in Chica go in 1930 by John and Kenneth Hunter They planned to come down at tonight I because of remorse for the slaying highway man Reed Classes F R Tax Program With Burglary Robbery KANSAS CIT July 1 Pi James A Reed former democratic U S senator from Missouri classes the presidents tax program with burglary and highway robbery Further he said in an interview here it violates the principles of the Declaration of Independence and if it becames effective will bring eco nomic chaos I think he said that there is enough common honesty and com mon sense among the American people to repudiate the doctrine and repudiate its authors The proposition to levy a tax for the purpose of redistributing wealth is open to every criticism that can be levied against the burglar or the VALENTINE HEADS BOARD OF REVIEW Succeeds J Ray Murphy Who Becomes State In surance Commissioner DES MOINES July 1 Senator John K Valentine D of Centerville today became chairman of the state board of assessment and review Valentine accepted Gov Clyde L Herrings appointment last night The state senator a democratic whip in recent legislative sessions succeeds J Ray Murphy whp re signed to become state insurance commissioner Murphys resignation became ef fective today To Quit Senate Governor Herring said Valentine will resign from the senate The senator announced he will make his home in Des Moines since his new post is a full time job I have been trying to get Sena tor Valentine to accept the job for the last two months the governor said My only regret is that we will lose his leadership in the state sen ate He is an outstanding man and will be missed in that body Committee Chairman Valentine was chairman of the interim committee which drafted the three point tax law He is only 31 years old and possesses a lucra tive law practice in Centerville He was elected to the senate from the third district in 1932 His term as tax board chairman will expire July 1 1037 The salary of tax board members beginning today is a year having been raised from S3600 by the last legislature Other board members are Louis E Roddewig D of Davenport and C F Green R of Sioux City LYTLE REVEALS LETTER HE SENT TO W F MALEY Old Commandment Against Stealing in Force Yet SIOUX CITY July 1 F Lytle Sioux City contractor today made public a letter he wrotu First Asst Atty Gen Walter F Maley telling him I am so damned old fashioned that I believe tne com mandment Thou shalt not steal has never been repealed The Biblical commandment i should be obeyed by officials whether elected or appointed the same as by ordinary citizens Lytle added The Sioux City man said his let ter was in acknowledgement oC Maleys recent letter calling upon Lytle to answer a series of ques tions concerning his business prac tices Lytles letter did not contain specific replies to Maleys ques tions Letter From HerriiiE Lytle cited a letter he had re ceived from Governor Herring in which the contractor said the chief executive told him I recognize that you have only the best inter ests of state and the present gov ernor at heart Apparently Governor Herring does not endorse the sentiments ex pressed in your letter which I am suiu le had no part in preparing or writing Lytle wrote I note that you criticize the reference to the supreme court of Iowa in my recent letter to the gov ernor It seems to he the opinion of many able attorneys that my reference to and commendation of the members of the supreme court is not only very respectful but a just tribute to the individual mem bers of the court Asks Aid in Probe Lytle in his letter to Herring asked the governor to ask the su preme court to recommend the ap pointment of three special assis tant attorneys general to aid in the Woodbury county grand jury investigation of graft charges It would appear that it is you who are casting reflection upon the supreme court by inferring in your letter that a private citizen Vice Probe Judge Justice Philip J McCook Governor Lehman designated Justice Philip J McCook re publican member of New York state supreme court to preside over extraordinary term of court in Ncnv York county to conduct sweeping investigation of vice und racketeering Cen tral Press photo not publicly commend the judges of the highest court in his state without in any way as ycu say hoping by a sense of fullsome flat tery to influence that court in any matters coming before it 1 still maintain that the supreme court of the state is the only branch of the state government of Iowa which had not been publicly and adversely criticized Lytle said Horace M Havner Des Miones special of Woodbury county prosecutor has assured the board of supervisors of Woodbury county that he will not mane any claim against Woodbury county for his services No Promise of Pay Mr Marshall Verne Marshall editor of the Cedar Rapids Ga zette in his public statement yes terday says he neither paid nor promised to pay Mr Havner for his services in Woodbury county and I can assure you and Mr Hav ner will confirm that I have neither paid him agreed to pay him nor promised to pay him anything for his services in the Woodbuiy coun ty grand jury investigation Lytle wrote Now isnt it strange that the only ones who seem to be worried about Mr Havners participation in the grand jury investigation are you and other officials connected with your office and other officials Grand Jurors in Final Stages of Probe Into Graft Hope to Make Final Report Wednesday 13 Indicted Men Free on Bond SIOUX CITY July 1 Woodbury county grand jury today entered the final stage of its in vestigation into charges of graft and corruption in public office Through W E Hall foreman the grand jury announced it hopes to make a final report about the mid dle of the week Sixty witnesses have appeared before the grand jury since it began the inquiry more than a month ago Meantime State Agent William R Arthur of Des Moines and 12 Sioux City members of an alleged slot ma chine syndicate against whom in dictments were brought Saturday were free under bond Judge on Vacation District Judge A O Wakefierl will set the date or arraignment for Arthur and the 12 others Judge Wakefield took over the criminal assignment Saturday when District Judge Robert H Munger departed on his vacation The grand jury indicted Arthur on a charge of perjury The others were charged with conspiracy to promote and permit the operation of gambling devices Attorneys considered it doubtful that the men will be tried until the September term of court Both perjury and conspiracy are penitentiary offenses The maxi mum penalty for conviction of per jury is 10 years and for conspiracy 80 Families Return Home at Ottumwa KEOKUK July 1 caps brooded over Iowa today as the DCS Moines river flood drained down stream from Ottumwa over thou sands of acres of Iowa and Missouri lowlands bordering the river above here The river was reported falling rapidly at OtLumwa Keosauqua and Eldonj but it still was rising slowly here All traffic over highway 61 into Missouri was held up with the flood washing over the road six feet deep in places Damage for the most part was confined to lowland crops and a few highway washouts Harvey Firestone United States weather observer looked for little further rise barring more rain to the north since the Mississippi river is carrying the flood away rapidly Above Flood Stage Eight Ottumwa families prepared today to scrape the river silt from their homes and return to normal living The river was at 112 feet still above flood stage but had fall en 24 feet since Sunday morning and was receding rapidly City officials organized crews for reconstruction work in Damage Estimates of damage at Ottumwa range from up Major loss was suffered in the community gar dens a county rock quarry and the 100 homes flooded Other points in the Ottumwa area reported flood damage would be confined princi pally to farm and garden crops The Des Moines weather bureau predicted local thunder storms to night and tomorrow in the north part of th2 atate but did not think sufficient rain would fall to affect the flood situation Heaviest precipitation yesterday was at Garner where nearly two inches of rain fell Other points re ported showers HOUSE REJECTS ACT TO ABOLISH HOLDING FIRMS Conferees to Argue After Bills Final Passage WASHINGTON July 1 President Roosevelt lost the first round of his struggle with congress over the utilities holding company hill today when the house refused 216 to 146 his request for an amendment which would abolish all such unnecessary companies by is 3 years it Staff Employes Three state offices employes and two state agents were scheduled to be heard today Mrs Alma Berry secretary to Attorney General Ed Havners participation j ward L OConnor Glenn L Schmidt acting chief of the state and persons who are being investi gated about who is going to pay Mr Havner or whether he is go ing to get any pay at all Why not let Mr Havner do that worrying He is perfectly able if he feels so inclined to give his services for a reasonable time to the state of Turn to Insc 3 Olilnin n PACTS SENT IN DES MOINES July 1 Iowa cornhog board of review to day dispatched to Washington the first cornhog contracts which will bring an estimated in first benefit payments to Iowa farmers Turn it 7 fiiliimn 4 Harding Plans New Fight to Retain Custody of Daughter LOS ANGELES July 1 Harding blond screen actress plan ned a new bitter fight today against giving a deposition as part of her efforts to retain custody of her 1 year old daughter Jane Gurney Newlin Miss Hardings at torney indicated she will reiterate at todays proceedings her previous two refusals to answer questions by Michael Luddy attorney for Harry Bannister the stars former hus band Bannister alleging Miss Harding is an unfit person to have the little girl in her care is seeking to wrest away control obtained through a Nevada court order 1942 The test came on an amendment to reinstate in the senate approved measure that death sentence clause which had been eliminated by a house committee Although the house yote was awaited avidly by political observ ers as a possible indication that the result might determine one of the major issues of the 1936 presidential campaign it was pointed out that it was not a clear cut test of strength inasmuch as it was not a formal roll call Demanded by Kvale As soon as Representative Warren DN Car who was presiding called for the teller vote ordered on the demand of Representative Kvale F LMinn members who favored the amendment arose to start to ward the well and then up the cen ter aisle It took them nearly 10 minutes to get through Then the noes followed Their numbers were so great that it was apparent almost immediately that the amendment was defeated Usually after passing ihrough tellers members go back and sit down Today however the tension was so great that scores of them stood awaiting the official an nouncement When it was made there was a burst of applause and one or two cheers and then the house pro ceeded with consideration of other amendments Hog Production So Low As to Assure nf Pnrki Afler final passage of the utm Or i fight over the death Committee Fight Next WASHINGTON July 1 With hogproduction so low as to assure further shortages of pork farm administration officials con sidered their principal task is to prevent overexpansion when mother nature again provides abundant feed crops Gerald B Thome director of the farm administrations livestock and feed grains division said today a big corn crop this year might mean a sharp increase of hogs next year which would glut the markets open to American farmers without a control program Mutineers Reported to Have Taken Refuge at Site of U S Missions PEIPING July 1 Chi nese forces converged today on Tungchow site of the American board mission schools and home of a score of American missionaries in a drive against Manchurian soldiers Martial law was declared in the city 15 miles east of Peiping and police detachments were reinforced upon reports that the rebels who attacked the gates of this forbid den city Friday but were repulsed had taken refuge tharc A price was put on the head of Gen Pai ChienWu accused leader of the army silver dollars reward for his capture alive and 10000 silver dollars for his body i ReutersBritishNews agency dispatches said the commander of the Chinese irregulars was seized at Tnngchow and was expected to be returned to Pciping to face trial for his life Vernacular newspapers reported sentence provision win be trans ferred to a conference committee to adjust differences between the senate and the house There it may either be rejected retained While the house situation ab sorbed most of the capitals atten tion another controversial subject engaged the senate It took up the bill proposing a subsidy for the American Merchant Marine which has been advocated by President Roosevelt Its opponents asserted their determination to try to strangle it with legislative red tape Extends Labor Boards Apparently in anticipation of signing shortly the administration endorsed Wagner labor disputes bill the president issued executive orders extending only until Aug 1 the national labor relations board and continuing indefinitely tie steel and textile labor relations boards which otherwise would have ex pired today A new labor relations board would be established under the Turn I1 Iage 3 Column 7 FLAT TIRES When a mans tire blows out he knows about it right away and doesnt waste a moment getting it repaired When a mans feet blow out he knows about it right away but he sometimes waits weeks be fore getting them fixed A weak spot in a tire has wrecked many a fine car Likewise a weak spot in a pair of feet has caused many human machines to slow down Look after your feet this sea son Send for a copy of our timely service booklet Care of the Feet Enclose 10 cents to cover cost handling and postage Use coupon that five of tne mutineers were cap tured bearing five barred flags used in the pronationalistic regime and a number of arm bands with the inscription Justice autonomy army The five soldiers were reported being returned to this former cap ital of the Chinese empire for trial Pearson Resigns Iost BALTIMORE July 1 PiDr Ray mond A Pearson president of the University of Maryland and former president of Iowa State college an nounced he is resigning from the in jstitution The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose herewith 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for the booklet on Care of the Feetv Name Street City Stats Mail to Washington D ;