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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 5, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI WVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 5 1935 SECTION ONE THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 227 loivans in Washington Murphy on Job of Redrafting AAA Amendments By MUNBO KEZEE ASHINGTON July 5 ator Louis Mur phy D I a played a hey role in redrafting the proposed amend ments to the ag ricultural adjust ment act to as sure their consti tutionality The work was in keeping with Murphys pledge to make the fight of his life in be half of the amendments i n the hope of con solidating eco nomic gains for agriculture Successful operation of a federal farm plan shared interest in the senate agriculture committees work with the laws constitutionality It was on this ground Murphy said that the committee removed house inserted provisions intended to make the nations customs receipts avail able for subsidizing the exportation of farm surpluses Market Restricted Possibility of these provisions be ing included in the bill agriculture department officials told the com mittee restricted part of the nor mal market for American agricul tural products especially cotton Foreign buyers they explained did not care to make long commit ments for cotton purchases when there was a chance they might be able to buy cotton considerably cheaper if the federal government financed the loss in disposing of cot ton in world markets at less than the domestic price Provision Removed Another well intentioned house provision was removed in the senate committee Murphy said in fear it would wreck the constitutionality of the tax features of the AAA The house had provided that processing taxes collected on one commodity could not Deusea to make bentlit payments on another commodity This Murphy said made the act appear to be plainly an act for class The Iowa senator noted this had been the policy of the farm admin istration throughout and that there was no intention of abandoning this plan He said there was grave fear however that requiring it would endanger the constitutionality of the measure Bill Prize Lemon Representative Fred C Gilchrist DIa thinks the proposed potato control bill is the prize lemon of the agriculture committees fruit this session The bill would set up quotas for potato production based on some previous normal years Producers would be given tax exempt stamps to the amount of those quotas but would have to pay a threefourths of a cent a pound tax on any excess The idea of regimenting potatoes is ridiculous Gilchrist said Every man in Iowa would have to get a li cense Why if this thing was carried to its logical extreme theyd be hanging every man and woman in Iowa for planting a few Irish cob bler potatoes Representative Fred Biermann DIa joined Gilchrist in opposing a favorable report on the potato bill by the house agriculture committee They are the only lowans on the committee They consider enforce ment of the measure would be im possible jury of 10 Men and Two Women Chosen to Try Mrs Waley TACOMA Wash July 5 A jury of ten men and two women and a man alternate was chosen in one hour and 25 minutes today to try 19 year old Margaret Thulin Waley for the George Weyerhaeuser kidnaping FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Friday night and Saturday except thun derstorms Friday afternoon or night in the extreme east portion Cooler MINNESOTA Generally fair in south mostly cloudy in north Friday night and Saturday some what cooler IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 89 Minimum in Night 73 At 8 A M Friday 78 Rainfall 05 Friday brought the second warm est weather of the year with a tem perature of 92 degrees at 3 oclock 2 decrees below Wednesdays top mark MASON CITY MAN KILLED BY CAR OConnor Pleads Innocent to Charges WAIVES READING OF CHECKS ONBOND Secretary of Attorney General Questioned by Grand Jury SIOUX CITY July 5 Gen Edward L OConnor pleaded innocent to conspiracy charges to day as the grand jury which this week indicted him and 2 other persons continued its investigations The attorney general who ap peared tired was arraigned before District Judge A O Wakefield in a courtroom at the other end of the courthouse from that in which the Woodbury county gralt inves tigation grand jury is in session He waived reading of the indict ment which charged him First Asst Atty Gen Walter Malay and 18 others with conspiracy to oper ate gambling devices Free Free Sioux City attorney accompanied him to the courtroom Checks 53000 Bond I OConnor who came nere this morning from Des Moines checked the 53000 bond which Free filed for him when the indictments were returned last Wednesday He said he planned to return to the state capitol by train today OConnor said afterwards that he had nothing to add to his state ment of Wednesday He said then that he feels certain that when the case is complete I will be com pletely exonerated Minutes of the testimony of Bert Rollinger a convict which were at tached to the indictment quoted Rollinger as sayinghe paid S750 to a man introduced to him as Attor ney General OConnor for the pro tection of a slot machine racket Maley to Appear OConnor said Assistant Attor ney General Maley plans to come xto Sioux City next Monday for ar raignment Time has not been set for the appearance of the others named in the long conspiracy in dictment or those named in the other three indictments The grand jury meanwhile con cluded the questioning of Mrs Alma Berry secretary to the attor ney general who spent three hours before the jurors Wednesday iden tifying office records subpenad by the special investigators She was in the jury room an hour and a quarter today W W Walters pocahontas Iowa pool hall proprietor who yesterday was served with a subpena issued at the direction of Special Prosecu tor H M Havner to Deputy Sheriff C W Gilchrist of Pocahontas county was the second witness today Schmidt on Stand Glenn Schmidt acting chief of the state bureau investigation was before the jury when it recessed at noon He was expected to identify the records of his office which will be added to the exhibits filed prev iously Walters was summoned after the Pocahontas county deputy sheriff furnished an affidavit which related that a slot machine solen from Walters had been recovered from two persons and the broken ma chine and money from its cash box returned to Walters Giichrist also said in the affidavit that no action ever was brought against Walters for possessing the machine but that the persons who Turn Pafte 3 Column 4 Mayor Denounced POLICE DISPERSE MOB AT OMAHA Two Trams Blocked in Riot Zone by Collision of Two Autos OMAHA July 5 to day dispersed a large crowd which surrounded two trams blocked in the heart of the recent South Omaha streetcar riot zone by collision of two automobiles in which three per sons were injured one seriously The trolleys were rocked and two windows smashed before three car loads of cruiser officers scattered the throng L L Green Council Bluffs opera tor of a tram on the Twentyfifth street viaduct in Omaha was in juicd when struck over the heart by a brick JHajor Harry L Davis repub lican of Cleveland has been called upon to resign by a news paper and civic organizations he cause of alleged scandals and cor ruption in the city administra tion climaxed by a boat party given by the citys alleged gam bling boss Clevelands safety director and other city olficials were in the party during which a ffirl employed at citjhall was drowned Cleveland formerlj had city manager form ol govern roent7 and now may seek its turn Eimtein Has Matter and SpaceTheory PRINCETON N J July 5 Prof Albert Einstein seeking unity a single law to account for all the phenomena of nature announced a new step in that mathematics which seem to prove that space and matter are only dif ferent phases of the same thing The ultimate bits of matter are what he seems to have found They are smaller than anything yet ob served They are in his terminology joining two identical sheets of space The bridge in his mathematics is the fundamental material particle The neutral as well as the elec trical particle he says in the Physi cal Review jointly with Dr N Rosen is a portion of space con necting two sheets But these new particles of Ein steins seem to be simpler than any thingnow known such as electrons protons and neutrons He states that a proton or an electron appears to be a twobridge problem He obtains the bridge particle conception by combining the use of the mathematics of gravitation and of electromagnetism The connec tion between gravitation and elec tricity or electromagnetism has been and still is one of the major unsolved mvsteries RADICALS PLAN TO PLACE THIRD PARTY IN FIELD 200 Meet in Chicago to Draw Up Their New Social Order CHICAGO July 5 A nation al conference of self styled radicals opened here today with its leaders predicting they would put a left wing third party into the political field in 1935 with a new social or der as its platform We feel that capitalism is dis integrating said Howard Y Wil liams of St Paul national organ izer of the farmerlabor political federation and we are meeting to face the question of what shall re place it We want a new party to build a new social order 200 Iladical Americans The conferees said by leaders to number 200 gathered at a down town hotel at the call of an initi atingcommittee of five members of congress were described as radicals of a typical American strain by young Alfred Bingham of New York son of former republican Senator Hiram Bingham of Connec ticut Production for use with the profit system of private industry discarded was the goal uniting the various state groups and on this principal plank they had a pledge of support from Gov Floyd Olson of Minnesota regarded as a possible third party presidential candidate Production for Use Please advise the conference he wrote in a letter that I am com pletely committed to a production for use program and ready to fol low any movement which is de signed to bring about a change from the present system to one of production for use and service What to call the new party if it is launched was one point at which the conferees were at odds Mid westerners urged the name a farm er labor party and easterners wanted it called the commonwealth party Breckenridge Pleads for Constitutionality UNIVERSITY Va July 5 Henry Breckenridge former as sistant secretary of war made a plea today for the American people to build their economic and social security upon the constitution as the surest foundation His audience was the Institution of Public Affairs round table Four Kibs Broken ROCKWELL CITY July 5 W E Lovett Calhoun county court clerk suffered four broken ribs when his automobile overturned be tween here and Lake City Two companions were not injured Hoover Calls Fourth Happiest in His Life GROSS VALLEY Cal July 5 Hoover described his Fourth of July today as one of the happiest of his life because miners here received him not as a former president but as one coming back to his old friends He spoke before 6000 people here yesterday Fire Menaces Bridge Across Mississippi ST LOUIS July 5 McKinley bridge over the Missis sippi river was menaced early today by fire that spread from a nearby warehouse Firemen announced they had the blaze under control and traffic across the structure was re sumed President Signs Wagner Bill on Labor Disputes WASHINGTON July s A new chart for the treatment of labor in industry went on the statute books today with the sign ing by President Roosevelt of the Wagner labor disputes bill The chief executive described the law as an important step toward the achievement of just and peace ful labor relations in industry Hailed by organized labor lead ers as labors magna carta and by its foes among industrialists as a new source of strife it guaran tees to workers the right to bargain collectively and creates an indepen dent labor relations boat The president expects to name this board within the month As the president signed the meas ure without ceremony legislative activity on Capitol Hill virtually was at a standstill with the senate in recess for the weekend and the house devoting its attention only to minor matters Secretary Hull received Ethio pias appeal that the United States invoke the KelloggBriand peace pact to prevent a threatened inva sion by Italy He made no com ment Department of commerce figures showed United States imports ex ceeded exports by 55100000 during May lowan Pays 12 Kinds of Direct Taxes DES MOINBS July 5 Iowa Daily Press Average lowan paid twelve kinds of direct taxes in the six month period ending June 30 1935 and the entire bill reached Tax boxscore figures of the Iowa Daily Press Association today revealed that this typical taxpaying citizen of the state contributed 54902 in seven different ways to agencies of the state government in the period in two different ways to the county in which he and his family live 51719 in two forms to the city to the schools and 401 in two taxes to the federal government Only Direct Taxes These figures include only taxes paid directly and do not include the additional indirect levies paid such as the federal processing and tobac co taxes and duties on whatever im ported goods he may purchase Nor do they include the insurance levies made by the state His first half real estate taxes to taled 55098 This was divided as follows Schools city county state soldiers bonus 51 His second half real estate levy will not be as large because the state administration has allocated from the threepoint tax program to be sent back to the counties to apply on local taxes this fall and in 1936 Next year however will toe marked by a return of the state property levy A larger amount of three point tax money consequently also will be available for property tax replacement in 1936 Sales Tax The state calssification of pay ments made in the first six months of this year includes in sales tax in the states share of the collect gasoline tax in net income tax 51 cents for the sold iers bonus cigaret tax old age pension each for Mr Aver age lowan and his wife and for his auto license Generally speaking the sales and income tax money is used for relief and for operation of the state gov ernment the state gasoline tax goes for primary and secondary road con struction and maintenance auto li cense fees also go for road work and the cigaret tax also helps pay the cost of operating the state gov ernment Any residue of sales and income tax funds is to go back to local governments to apply on prop erty taxes Mr Average lowan has a sal ary of a year He has a wife two children a car owns his own home lives in a small Iowa city Following is his Tax boxscore for June Total So TVlK Ami mid lnr OF 111 Tills Vrlir Sales Gasoline 304 1392 State net income 298 Property 5098 City poll 100 Cigaret 40 266 Old age pension 400 County head 50 Auto license I00 Telephone04 53 Other taxes24 126 TOTAL 560 10626 HUEYS DICTATOR BILLS SPEEDED Senator Long at Helm as House Committee Gives Approval to 26 BATON ROUGE July 5 TV With Senator Huey P Long at the house ways and means committee today gave speuiy ap proval to the 26 newest ami in many respects most stringent dictator bills he has yet conceived The senator stalked into the com mittee room and with the remark he was representing some of my constituents took charge f pro ceedings He gleefully discussed his bills providing a fine and jail sentence for anyone using federal relief funds for political purposes The senator then took up the bills one by one and after his brief explanations they were reported favorably with only Williamson ob jecting FLOOD WATERS THREATEN MORE PROPERTY LOSS Des Moines River Rises Near Ottumwa After Heavy Rams DES MOINES July 5 Rising flood waters which already have taken five lives in Iowa and resulted in thousands of dollars pro perty lOoS threatened new damage on the lower Des Moines river to day At flood stage at some points for the greater part of two weeks the river surged up to 138 feet at Ot tumwa a foot and a half within the crest of last week when SO families were driven from their homes Already nearly six feet above flood stage the river rose rapidly today The subsistence gardens in undated last week were flooded and water again poured into some of the homes recently vacated Conditions Insanitary City health authorities prevented the 80 families from returning to their homes because of insanitary conditions resulting from the flood They are oeing cared for in city park tent colony The weather bureau warned Ot tumwa residents they may expect a further rise of more than a foot by tomorrow This is only a half foot lower than the crest otlastEriday when three lowland sections of the city were flooded and residents of Eddyville 15 miles northwest of Ottumwa worked day and night to protect levees Heavy Kiins Fall This newest flood resulted from heavy rains in the lower Des Moines river valley duringthe last 24 hours Tracy received 178 inches of rain The river rose 12 feet since yesterday to 185 feet four and a half feet above flood level The weather bureau said it ex pected a slight additional rise at Tracy Two Mnre Victims The floods latest victims were William A Halloran 69 and Collins Carson 16 both of Des Moines With Francis Convoy 17 Des Moines the men were swept over the Center street dam at Des Moines n a rowboat Rescuers saved Con voy Other flood victims were Everett Eppers 24 Keokuk drowned in the Mississippi river near the mouth of the Des Moines Justin C Johnson Wisconsin salesman drowned near Madrid when his automobile plunged over a washed out bridge embank ment into 12 feet of water and Ed ward Harrold 20 Fort Dodge drowned in Soldier creek while swimming Falls at Des Moines After reaching a crest of 12 feet last night the river at Des Moines fell to 112 feet and was falling slowly today The weather bureau predicted thunderstorms late today or tonight in the extreme eastern section of the state Cooler weather was fore cast but tsmperatiires were expect ed to climb well into the nineties to day Iowa Falls and Estherville report ed a top reading of 95 degrees yes terday the highest reported temper ature of the year Skies were clear over most of the state today At Least 202 Counted Dead Over Country Py The Associated Press At least 202 deaths and thous ands of injuries stood Friday as the price paid by the nation for the cele bration of its one hundred and fifty ninth birthday The Independence day casualty list was the largest since 1932 but was well under the average for the previous seven years From 1928 to 1934 the July Fourth death total was 1630 an average of approxi mately 233 deaths for each year Thursdays death list compared with the 177 recorded last year the fewest since 1929 and 4S3 killed on the Fourth in 1931 the heaviest in recent years Midwest Leads List The midwest with 82 deaths led the holiday mortality roll Only 10 deaths were reported in the moun tain states New England had 11 the midAtlantic group had 29 the south 28 the southwest 28 and the Pacific 14 Only four deaths were directly at tributed to fireworks an Associated Press survey showed The major ity of deaths were due to automo bile accidents and drowning Autos killed 83 and 79 were drowned Sprinkled through reports were accounts of deaths from airplanes train wrecks electrocutions shoot ings falls and the heat Deaths from such causes totaled 34 Thousands Injured Added to those dead were the in jured estimated in the thousands from many causes New Jersey te ported 325 persons treated in hos pitals for fireworks burns while Chicago police received reports of only 25 persons so injured St Louis had 312 known fireworks vic tims Among the spectacular accidents which marred the days entertain ment was one of St Glair Snores Mich in which a man was carried 2000 feet into the air as he hold on to the guide rope of a balloon and then dropped to his death Boy Killed at liace At HoHoKus N J a boy watching an automobile race was killed when one of the racing cars threw a wheel and four automo bile racers were killed in speedway mishaps Six deaths resulted from cele brators use of firearms and two more were shot to death while hunt ing The heat took three lives in Min nesota and Michigan while trains killed several in Utah and Minne sota A North Carolina boy was killed when struck by a baseball Lightning killed two in Indiana HULL TO STUDY PLEA OF ETHIOPIA BEFORE TAKING ANY ACTION WASHINGTON July 5 retary Hull said today that until the slate department has studied the text of the emperor of Ethiopias ap peal for invocation of the KeJlogg Briand peace pact in its dispute with Italy the United States will take no action Farmhand Seriously Hurt by HitRun Car WASHINGTON Iowa July 5 T Scderlund 25 farmhand working near Wellman was seri ously injured early today when struck by an automobile which did not stop He was found along the highway by Arlo onklin Sigour ney and taken to an Iowa City hospital Sederlund suffered n crushed left serious hip injury and was partly scalped ACCIDENTS OVER HOLIDAY CLAIM FIVE IOWA LIVES Girl Drowns at Charles City Hundreds Hurt m Mishaps Holiday accidents took five lives in Iowa including that of a Mason City man who was killed when struck by a car and a Charles City girl who was drowned Three other lowans were drowned and hundreds of others suffered injuries of vary ing severity from explosives in the celebration of Independence day Fred Baack 58 Mason City la borer died at a local hospital at oclock Friday morning from injuries received when he was struck by a car driven by Telford Wik 603 Van Buren avenue south west as Baack was walking on Highway 18 near Memorial Park cemetery about oclock Friday morning Wik reported that he was driving east and turned out to pass a car when he met Baack walking west on the north side of the highway Paack was out on the highway sev eral feet according to Wik who said he attempted to miss the pedes trian and drove the car into the ditch on the north side of the high way Arm Torn Off As the car passed Baack the rear end of it caught Baacks right arm and tore it off at the elbow No one in the car was injured in the crash 24 HURT TRAIN HITS WASHOUT Eight Cars Leave Tracks in Empire Builder Wreck in Montana BAINVILLE Mont July 5 The Great Northern railways Em pire Builder transcontinental pas senger train plunged into a wash out and was derailed early today injuring 24 persons at least two seriously Eight cars of ths 16 coach train jumped the tracks four of them rolling over The engine remained upright The accident occurred at a m shortly after a cloudburst washed away 1000 feet of track of Water First reports were that a wall of water swept down a hill just ahead of the westbound flyer preventing the operation of the block signal system The train traveling at a moderate rate of speed lurched to a jolting stop according to passengers Many persons sleeniner at the time were hurled from their berths The injured were taken to the un damaged coaches where three doc tors and a nurse among the pas sengers administered first aid Taken tii Williston The injured were taken to Willi ton N Dak about 60 miles from here Doctor thre said the more seri ously injured inclucied a 12 year old boy and the brakcman AH main line traffic on the Great Northern was tied up in this vicin ity as wreckers from Williston and Havre Mont begai work on what was expected to be a 24 hour re pair job DIES MOWING LAWN WATE5RLOO July 5 Conrad Scheve 70 died this morning of a sudden heart at tack while mowing a lawn Dr Sidney D Smith coroner said the heat may have been a con tributingfactor Deputy Sheriff Jack Deach arrived at the scene of the accident shortly after it occurred and Baack was taken to a hospital where he died Elen Rygh nurse at the Mercy hospital was riding with Wik when the accident occurred George Paul of Clear Lake was also a witness to the accident The body of Baack was taken to the Meyer funeral home Funeral arrangements had not been completed Friday Drowns at Charles City Lucille Reynolds 20 year old fprl living near Charles City was drowned in the Cedar river after being caught by the undercurrent while swimming Her parents Mr and Mrs Ray Reynolds live a few miles south of Charles City and not far from the scene of the drowning1 Miss Reynolds was swimming with several companions about a mile below the Ripley bridge When her mother called to her to come in she said she would take one more dive first She dived and apparently was caught by the undercurrent Two companions Donald Luster 12 and Harold Luster 14 attempted to save her but were almost drowned in the attempt The girl clasped desperately at them The girls father was called and he was Turn to IMzo 2 Column I Entertaining Bride If you are planning a party for a June bride you will want the Globe Gazette new service booklet Suc cessful Parties at once Just off the press it carries the last word on announcement luncheons surprise showers wedding breakfasts and anniversary gaiety How to arrange your decorations what to serve how to issue invita tions This booklet alos carries stc tions on bridge parties afternoon tea FourthofJuly entertaining birthday parties and novel parties for the graduating class It suggests halfadozen money making plans for your club group from lending libraries and dances to fashion shows and auction bazars Available only through our Wash ington information bureau Inclose 10 cents to cover cost handling and postage Use coupon Victim of Fireworks HACKENSACK N J July 5 W Patone 54 of Garfield died in a Hackensack hospital today of injuries received when a fire works bomb exploded in his hand while he visited friends at Locii Both arms and one leg were torn jby the blast The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin care fully wrapped I for the new booklet Successful Name Street City StaU Mail io Washington D ;