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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 8, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 8 1935 NO 229 AMERICAN LEAGUE ALLSTARS WIN 41 I TAX ON WEALTH ESTIMATE GIVEN Head Asserts Time Here to Reduce Public Debt WASHINGTON July 8 Work on whipping President Roose velts wealth distribution tax pro gram into legislative form was started today by the house ways and means committee Both houses of congress mean while resumed the struggle over ad ministration power policies Opening hearings on the presi dents plan for increased levies on big fortunes and earnings the house committee heard an estimate from Secretary Morgenthau that from to annually could be raised from such taxes Time To Reduce Debt The treasury head asserted the time had come to move toward pro viding sufficient income both to meet current expenditures and to make substantial reductions in the debt While he was on the stand it was emphasized at the white house that the administration was making no specific recommendations as to tax rates Meanwhile the senate began de bate on the houserevised utility holding company bill expecting a vote tomorrow to determine wheth er it would accept the measure with out the provision for mandatory abolition of some holding compani ies A close result was anticipated Debate TVA Changes While the house simultaneously opened debate on the disputed TVA amendments its rules committee was called to decide the date for opening its inquiry into lobbying for and against the utility holding com pany bill Representative Rankin DMissl meanwhile declared in a statement that he was reliably informed that certain members of the house mi itary committee who are fighting the administration of the TVA bill met with the power lobbyists at their hotel headquarters night af ter night Chairmar OConnor Y said the pj obe would begin tomor row if the committee agreed Hint at Interference Testimony hinting at administra tive interference with federal jus tice in the Virgin Islands was heard at the resumption of the sen ate investigation of the adminis tration of Gov aul M Pearson John Dickinson former professor of law at the University of Penn sylvania is planning to resign as assistant secretary of commerce to become assistant attorney general in charge of antitrust prosecu tions Attorney General Cummings was reported today to have sent Dickin sons nomination to the white house several days ago Still on Relief Rolls Downtown officials disclosed that 4000000 unemployables were still on federal relief rolls These people 2 Column 4 FORECAST IOWA Showers and thunder storms Monday night or Tuesday except generally fair Tuesday in west portion Slightly Varmer in central and eastern portions Monday night and in ex treme east Tuesday Not so warm Tuesday in extreme west MINNESOTA Showers or thunderstorms Monday night or Tuesday in east and Monday aft ernoon or night in west with gen erally fair Tuesday slightly warmer in southeast Monday night cooler Tuesday in central and west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 84 Minimum in Night 58 At 8 A M Monday 71 Figures for like period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 85 Minimum in Night 60 At 8 A M Sunday 7i Rainfall Trace Saturday and Sunday fell a bit short of the temperature marks re corded for the days immediately preceding but both were considered excellent growing days A full week without precipitation in appreciable amount has permitted farmers to get into their fields and get caught iro with their cultivation Italy Speeds Up Its Concentration of Troops U S Radio PlanlsTold by Griffith AMES July general out line of the proposed government owned broadcasting system which would make available to American radio listeners programs free of ad vertising was explained here today by Prof W I Griffith member of the national committee on edu cation by radio and director of the Iowa State college broadcasting station WOI The proposed system which is being advocated by the nine national educational associations and coun cils which make up the national committee on education by radio would insure all public service sta tions of a nonprofit character of the right to affiliate with the gov ernmentowned system Prof Grif fith explained Specifications Are Listed The establishment of such a chain would leave the commercial broad casts entirely undisturbed in their present field and would relieve them of demands and requests for free educational time he said The plan would in no way jeopardize the investments which have been made in the present system Such a system Professor Griffith said should meet the following specifications as far as practicable The management of such a sys tem including the determination of policies should be vested in a series of regional and state Would Aid Welfare Work The system should be available for public business for public for ums adult education school broad casts and general welfare broad casts The system should be extended to provide satisfactory coverage for the entire United States including the remote rural areas Funds and allocations for this op eration should come from the fed eral government Recordings of programs of gen eral significance should be made and should be available for broad casting from nonprofit stations CLOUDS HELP TO COOL OFF STATE Tuesday Will Be Slightly Warmer After Single Day of Relief DES MOINES July 8 Iowa weather bureau forecast slightly warmer for Tuesday after showers or thunderstorms for the state generally today and tonight The clouds that gave up the show ers balked the suns heat somewhat today the weather bureau said re porting jt was generally cloudy over the western part of the state this morning The highest temperature reported I in the state yesterday was 99 at Shenandoah Red Oak reported 97 The weather bureau said only one station Sioux Citv reported rain over Sunday and that but 02 of an inch Back in Its Banks The Des Moines river which flooded lowlands twice in two weeks was back in its banks today One drowning death was reported yesterday Harold Place 18 Dexter sank in 20 feet of water in a gravel pit near here where lie was swim ming with a group of bO3s He was WAR MAY START BEFORE END OF RAINS THIS FALL More Soldiers on Way to Africa Others to Start By ANDKUE BUKDING ROME July S stepped up concentration of troops for ac tion in East Africa today and soms observers predicted warfare between Italy and Ethiopia before the rainy season ends in September The blackshirt divisions it was dis closed have been increased in 12000 to 15000 men Four divisions have been com pleted and another is to be ready soon More than 3000 soldiers and offi cers are enroute to Africa on three ships that sailed during the week end Other transports are ready at their docks awaiting only the ar rival of volunteer battalions Soon Come to Head Although most observers held that hostilities could not begin before the heavy rains let up in September some expressed a belief that the controversy was developing so rap idly that it would come to a head sooner The nation rallied strongly to Pre mier Benito Mussolinis charge to 12000 blackshirts ready to depart at Salerno for Africa We have de cided upon a struggle in which we as a government and people will not turn back The decision is irretriev able Dispatches from London in Italian newspapers criticized Captain An thony Eden for a tentative offer of a seaport to Ethiopia to settle the dispute Only Border Incidents The conciliation commission meeting at Scheveningen the Netherlands was considered to be discussing only border minor elements in the controversy Unless Premier Benito Mussolini intends to strike at the heart of the country and conquer its central plateau Field Director T A Lamble of the Abyssinian Mission service said in London today there is like ly to be little fighting in the im pending war Dr Lambie an intimate friend of Emperor Haile Selassie now in Lon don seeking to organize an ambul ance corps for Ethiopia told the Associated press Have Small Force Only a small force of tribal war riors who would be unable to offer much resistance to the large Italian army protects the Ethiopian border and the highlanders who comprise the great majority of Haile Selas sies troops dread descending into the hot pestilence ridden desert lowlands Dr Lambie indicated the aversion of uplanders to the lowlands may avert hostilities other than frontier clashes if II Duce is content to seize sea level territory linking the Italian colonies Somaliland of Eritrea and not missed for 25 minutes Cooling winds and rain brought relief from the heat to the rest of the nation except in the southwest where temperatures continued to range nigh 2 Score Fatalities JOHN DS HEALTH BEST IN YEARS ON HIS 96TH BIRTHDAY LAKEWOOD N J July 8 John D Rockefeller Sr was four score and sixteen today and enjoy ing the best health in years Routine in golf house with its 25 servants remained unchanged with any birthday observance barred The nonagenarians son John D Rockefeller Jr spent the day with him Prepare for Crime College HERRING DENIES LETTER WAS ON SLOT MACHINES Secretary Makes Public Correspondence With Mrs Dean State and municipal police and detectives from all parts of the country will gather in Washington July 29 to begin a 12 week course in the crime college conducted by the G men 1 Edgar Hoover seated director of the bureau of identification department of justice shows a summary of the course to a future pupil Nearly two score fatalities most He hasnt felt better in many of them drownings were attributed years the son said to the hot weather of the last three days over the nation in eastern and central New York state torrential rains over the weekend caused floods estimated to have done S2000GOO in damage A survey recorded two deaths a score of bridges and railroad tracks washed out collapse of three dams and numerous families driven from their homes New York City with a high tem perature of 82 degrees reported one heat prostration three drown ings rlnywrlglit to Visit U S GENOA Italy July S Pirandello the noted playwright will sail July 12 aboard the steam ship Conte de Savoia for New York on his way to Hollywood His dentist Dr Max Goldstein reported that the annual examina tion showed his 19 natural teeth still sound with no need for fillings drillings or extractions The birthday marked the eightieth year since the start of the business career that carried Mr Rockfeller from the possession of nothing to the possession of estimated billions The actual size of his fortune has never been revealed Clarksville Native Dies in Minnesota BEMTDJI Minn July 8 Edwin H Smith 59 city health of fcer here and a native of Clarks ville Iowa died after a two weeks i illness with pneumonia BILLS GIVE HUEY MORE AUTHORITY Louisiana Legislature Puts Approval on 25 Acts at Special Session BATON ROUGE July 8 The Louisiana legislature in a whirlwind special session today ap proved 25 measures giving Senator Huey Long virtually every remain ingpower of the state The new laws took care of odds and ends not acted on in six ether special sessions held since last summer They left the state almost no government except that dictated by the senator A few of the rights given to Longs organization follow 1 Control of elections 2 Command of an army 3 Authority over all nonelective governmental employes 4 Supervisory powers over all state parish and local finances 5 Hiring and firing privileges over school teachers 6 Power to spend state money for any purposes Principal among the new acts which become effective in 20 days is one placing nonelective state parish and municipal employes un der the state civil service commis sion which is Long controlled Long in good humor was non committal when asked when he planned to Washington It was in dicated he would remain in the state for a while The present assembly which ad journed after a midnight was more drastic in action than any of its predecessors ENDER HEADS G 0 P MEETING Former Senator Says Party j Can Offer America Plan for Recovery CLEVELAND July S republican crusaders conference elected George H Bender of Cleve land sponsor of the gathering its j permanent chairman today In accepting the post the former Ohio state senator asserted that the republican party can offer America a plan for recovery in keeping with the sacred principles of constitutional American govern ment The democratic party has adopted the principles of fascist Italy with a capitalist society con trolled by a centralized state he j said The campaigns which lie bej fore us are more than struggles for high political place They are cru1 saders for ideals and we are truly crusaders as have been men who j championed causes rather than j men 1 PIRATES BOARD GAMBLING SHIP Escape With Cash and Jewelry After Raid LONG BEACH Cal July S Five pirates today boarded the lux urious gambling barge Monte Carlo chained its crew rnd escaped with what Ed Turner owner of the boat estimated was in cash and jewelry The attack on the Monte Carlo which became piracy on the high seas because the big steel barge is anchored about eight miles off shore occurred at 4 a m while most of the crew were asleep Turner said the loot consisted of 22000 in cash and in jew elry left as security by patrons of the Monte Carlo The pirates came alongside in a fishing boat under the cover of a heavy fog Some remained in the boat while five men boarded the Monte Carlo The boarding crew carried chains and were armed with revolvers rifles and sawed off shotguns The crew of the Monte Carlo was subdued quickly and the safe looted After the pirates escaped the coast guard was sumomend since the case is a federal one The Long Beach police were asked to post guards at all likely landing piers 6 Persons Drown in Swollen Creeks of Southern New York N Y July 8 persons drowned today in flood swollen creeks in southern New York two when their car was swept from a highway by high waters and four others when a bridge on which they were standing collapsed Earthquakes Do Damage MOSCOW July 8 quakes damaged houses in several towns in the Uzbek and Tadzhik regions on the Afghan border Satur daj but no injuries were reported True Criterion L P BARTH IN CRESCO TIMES Fluctuations in the stock market used to be the criter ion to determine business conditions in this country but sales of automobiles is the business barometer now Car sales in Iowa for May were 85 per cent above those for the same month last year and for the first five months this year sales are 725 per cent above the first five months of 1934 DES MOINES July S Clyde Herrings office denied today a letter Governor Herring wrote Mrs Lucy Dean at Sioux City con cerning a proposal to license slot machines in Iowa The governors secretary Miss Edith Johnson made public the gov ernors correspondence with Mrs Dean and declared the letter he wrote her concerned a bill to permit the city of Waterloo to construct a city hall in a city park Governor Herrings letter to Mrs Dean was attached to the search warrant return on the home of Clyde E Mayer Sioux City filed at Sioux City Saturday The search warrant said the letter and others had been introduced as evidence be fore the grand jury Legalizing Bill Pushed Other letters seized at the Mayer home stated there was a fixed deal to protect slot machine opera tors in Iowa and indicated a propos al to legalize slot machines was be ing pushed in the Iowa legislature Governor Herrings letter which was put before the grand jury reads Feb 14 1935 Mrs Lucy Dean 1624 West 17th St Sioux City la My Dear Mrs Dean I acknowledge your letter of Feb 3 and should the proposed legislation come before me I shall be glad togive it careful considera ton Yours very truly Gov Clyde Herring Exhibits Dean Letter Miss Johnson exhibited Mrs Deans letter It was dated Feb 13 1935 and read Mr Herring Dear Sir If the bill to grant to the city of Waterloo and the cities of all Iowa the right to construct public build ings in parks comes to you will you please give it careful investigation as to the parks in Waterloo la Waterloo needs that little open space a Lincoln park of trees and green Our own Art McFarland Arch McFarlane sure is under the in fluence of businessmen who are af ter the government money more than the need and beauty of the city and these same businesmen have a yard to sit in on a summer evening while many living in rooms and small apartments have not and need a close in park to rest in The county courthouse the post office found a piece of land without taking the park so can a place for a city hall be located and leave the park which has belonged to the city for eighty years still a park It was plotted for a park by the first judge of Black Hawk county Thark you Gov Herring Yours respectfully Signed MRS LUCY DEAN 1624 West 17th St Sioux City It was Governor Herrings reply to Mrs Deans second letter in which he assured her he would give the proposed legislation caieful consideration which was made pub lic Saturday Havner Calls Him State agent Frank Moorhcad said Havner had called him several times over the weekend requesting that the originals of Mrs Deanc letters be sent to Sioux City for grand jury study Miss Johnson said Mrs Dean bad written the governor another letter and produced it It read Waterloo Iwa R D No 7 To The Governor of Iowa Dear Sir The supervisors of Black Hawk i Waterloo township have condemned about sixtyfive of our trees on a short cut road to join 59 highway to No 20 Is there anything you can do to save our trees Some of the trees have been planted around 70 years ami we feel very sorry to have them cut down We feel it is not really a need for a i 100 foot road Why I am islcing you if there is any way you can save our trees Thank you MRS LUCY PEAX R D No 7 Beer Dealer Enters Plea of Not Guilty SIOUX CITY July 8 Tom onroy Des Moiues beer distributor who was one of the 23 persons in dicted last week by the Woodbuvy county graft investigating grand jury pleaded innocent today to ambling charges Conroy appeared with his attor ney Richard Boyer of Des Moines and was arraigned before Judge A O Wakefield He waived reading of the indictment following prece dent set Saturday in the arraign ment of Attorney General E L OConnor The beer distributors name has figured frequently in the testimony before the grand jury in its investi gation of an alleged protection payoff system for slot machine operators Maley Too Busy At Des Koines First Assistant Attorney General Walter Haley who was indicted with OConnor lonroy and Joe Gagen of DCS Moines and 16 others said he would not come to Sioux City today for arraignment OConnor had said Saturday that his first assistant planned to be in Sioux City today for arraignment Maley already has posted bond of 53000 as have Conroy Gagen and others Maley said today however he had talked with Woodbury County Attorney Maurice Rawlings ex plained that he was busy and had been told by Rawlings to appear for arraignment when convenient Included in Setup Testimony of Lynn Ceil Des Moines writer Floyd E Page of Denison who served as attorney for the legislative committee which in vestigated the Iowa liquor control commission and other witnesses be fore the grand jury had included Conroy among the alleged partici pants in the reputed protection set up Geil according to minutes of tes timony attached to the blanket ir dictment said he was present at a meeting in Des Moines when a con versation took piace between Maley Conroy himself and others He de clared it was stated a slot machine and gambling setup was to be or ganized to operate in Iowa Not Getting Cut Geil said in his testimony that Conroy told him he Conroy was not getting his cut of the alleged protection collections and that the actual payoff of to 55200 a month for state protection was go ing to Maley and Gagen Page was quoted in his testimony as saying Conroy told him he Con roy had an arrangement with Walter Maley Joe Gagen and Pete Rand for collection of graft and payoff money from slot machine op erators over the state The grand jury expected to in spect sometime today the results of an audit of the Spirit Lake First National bank records Subpena Bank Records Subpcnas were served Saturday on the Spirit Lake bank and the Dickinson County Savings bank at Milford ordering the production of bank account records Milford bank officials advised Special Prosecu tors H M Havner and Ole Nagle stad that their bank contained no accounts of any of the persons men tioned in the subpenas The subpenas asked for the ac counts of Gov Clyde L Herring Turn o Column 21 Yangtse River Sweeps Over Dikes Protecting Town 3 Missions NANKING China July S Three separate groups of American missionaries were reported in grave danger tonight as the Yangtse river swept over the dikes protecting Shasi an important port in south ern Hupeh province The mission groups arc represen tatives of the American Episcopal church mission with headquarters in New York the Covenant Mission society with headquarters at Chi cago and the Evangelical Lutheran synod of Missolri with headquar ters at St Louis Aside from the missionaries the foreign population in Shasi is small I The Yangtsc river swept through I central China on a mad rampage of I death and destruction is govcrn mental reports stated that millions of pfMSons are affected and prop rrty damage vtll toach a staggering figure 69812 FANS SEE NATIONALS LOSE 3RDYEARINROW Lefty Gomez and Harder Pitch Four Hit Ball for Victory By ALAN J GOULD CLEVELAND STADIUM July 8 only four substitutions in the entire game the American league allstars today trounced the National leagues hand picked base ball forces for the third straight year The final score was 4 to 1 as Lefty Gomez and Mel Harder com bined to pitch a four hit game for the benefit of a crowd numbering 6LS12 in paid attendance A first inning homcrun by big Jimmie Foxx third baseman witi Lou Gehrig on first gave the Amer icans a lead that they kept through out the game Lefty Bill Walker the surprise starting pitcher for the Nationals was rapped for another run in the second inning before yielding the mound to Hal Schu macher of the Giants who was touched for the final marker in the fifth Paul Derringer and Dizzy Dean each pitched an inning for the Nationals but managed to escape further damage Play by play FIRST INNING Nationals Pepper Martin singled into short left on the first pitched ball Vaughan lined out Martin stole second and went to third as Ott grounded out Cronin to Gehrig Medwick fanned No runs one hit no errors one left Joe Vosmik rolled OL Herman to Terry Gehringer walked but was forced at second when Geh rig hit to the infield Gehrig was safe at first With the count two and three Foxx lashed a homcrun to the lower left field stands Her man caught Bob Johnsons short fly to retire the side Two runs one hit no errors none left SECOND INNING Nationals Terry flied out to Bob Johnson Berger lifted a high fly to Gehrig Herman smashed a ground er through Gomez who retrieved it to throw Billy out at first No runs no hits no errors none left Americans Al Simmons fanned Hemsley caromed a three base hit off the left field wall Cronin drove a long fly to Berger and Hemsley scored easily after the catch Gomez fanned One run one hit no errors none left THIRD INNING Nationals Gehringer threw Wilson out at first Gus Mancuso batted fur Walker and Schumacher warmed up Mancuso flied to Cronin Martin went down on three strikes No runs no hits no errors none left Americans Schumacher and Man TCUSO are the new battery Vosmik bounded out Schumacher to Terry Gehringer was thrown out at first Gehrig grounded out by the same route No runs no hits no errors none left FOURTH INNING Nationals Vaughan got a two bagger Ott popped to Hemsley in front of the plate Medwick walked Terry cracked the first pitch past second base scoring Vaughan as Medwick stopped at second Berger fanned Herman flied out to John son One run two hits no errors two left Americans Foxx fanned Johnson fanned Simmons beat out an in field hit and ran to second on Mar tins wild throw for the first error Hemsley bunted out to Wilson No runs one hit one error oneleft FIFTH INNING Nationals Wilson flied to Bob Johnson Schumacher grounded out Martin fanned No runs no hits no errors none left Amrrirans The umpires shifted places nt the games midway stage with Magerkurth of the National moving from first place to behind the plate replacing Ormsby of the American Cronin fanned Gomez grounded out Vaughan to Terry Vosmik cracked a long single Gchringcrs sharp grounder went through Her mans legs for a single Vosmik scrambled to third Schumacher walked Gehrig filling the bases Foxx grounded sharply to the box The ball went through Schumachers j legs for a scratch hit Vosmik scored j and the bases were still loaded Bob Johnson fanned One run three hits no errors three left SIXTH INNING Nationals Vaughan walked Ott lined to Simmons Medwiok hoisted a high one to Vosmik Terry groond I ed to Gehringer and forced Vaughsn at second No runs nO Wts So er rors one left Americans CassfftMto Re placed Terry st first Simmons ITnnt ti 8 Cdlntnn R ;