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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 10, 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 WEDNESDAY JULY 101935 THIS PAPEIl CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 231 lowans in Washington Corn Dwarfs Trees According to One Congressman By MUNKO KE7EK ASHINGTON July 10 Iowas corn may not have been knee high by the 4th of July but it was dwarfing the trees in Washington at cast in the tales of one Hawkeyc congressman Representative Gillette PIowa was on a picnic at which several Easterners i n quired about Iowa The crowd was admiring the trees which grow with luxuriant foliage on the slopes and hills throughout the Washing ton area Someone asked Gillette how trees did in Iowa Not very well he replied You see the corn is so tall it shades them Betting No More Huts Gillette is not betting any more hats on adjournment He lost the three he bet on a June 20 adjournment this year just as he had to fork over three on a similar guess on a June 15 closing date last summer But there is still hope within the Iowa delegation for adjournment before the summer is over Both Senator L J Dickinson R and Representative Otha Wearin D have accepted invitations to speak in Iowa early in August at a thrcc day festival at Clarinda Not So Sure Now I was so sure we would adjourn by early August Dickinson said laughingly that I accepted an in vitation to speak at Clarinda Aug 9 confident we would be home bv then Hes not so sure about congress getting through by then as he was a few weeks ago The tax bill has complicated the situation HILL NAMED IOWA WORKS CHIEF Administration Wins Senate Test on TVA Bill Wearin takes seriously his place on a committee studying future plans for the Capital city He was one of the handful of committee members who led a successful fight to block an expensive remodeling of the capital itself He contended the remodeling would destroy historical points of interest Study Mall Plans Now the committee is studying plans for a mall to stretch west from the capitol to the Washington monument tall spire which prob ably is best known to nonWash ingtonians of all the citys famous sights Recently Wearin and Representa tive Karl Stefan RNebr took a trip in the air to see the lay of the proposed mall from the air They also took about 100 feet of motion picture film to help in their studies later The sudden illness of Representa tive Edward C Eicher DIowa cast gloom over Iowas house dem ocratic row They had lined up sol idly behind him to restore the so cailed death sentence provision in the utility holding compnay bill and feared his illness was a result of reaction from long weeks of phy sical and nervous effort of work on the measure Athletic Age Sees Expansion in Size of Americans Feet BOSTON July 10 ath letic age apparently is not so com plimentary to the feet Ruth Kerr of New York the only woman in the country who styles shoes for both men and women said here that shoe sizes are getting bigger and bigger every day The average womans foot has sxpanded from 5i to size 7 she said and the average mans foot size is 10i as compared with 91 n the old days She is attending the national shoe show TheWeaiher FORECAST IOWA Scattered thunder storms Wednesday night and Thursday Continued warm MINNESOTA Local showers or thunderstorms probable Wed nesday night and Thursday lit tle change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figuic tor 24 hour period ending at Iclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 8 Minimum in Night At 8 A M Wednesday IS SHERIFF STATES HES VICTIM OF GANG FRAME1F County Attorney Begins Investigation of Charges County Attorney Frederick B Shaffer Wednesday started an in vestigation of charges that slot ma chines ordered destroyed has been sold from the office of Sheriff J M Robertson The county attorney met with the board of supervisors in the morning and stated later in the day that after he had made a complete inves tigation of the situation be would report his findings to that body Meanwhile the personnel of the sheriffs office visibly disturbed over the accusations made in a statement made public by Super visor Harry Sondergaard continued to maintain they were victims of a framcup on the part of the slot machine ring in Iowa Had Beer Approached Sheriff Robertson stated that for the last two years his office has been repeatedly approached by rep resentatives of the slot machine seeking to get protection for their machines and that they lave always been turned down flat The reason we were made the center of attack in this frameup was because Cerro Gordo county was probably one of a few of the 99 counties which didnt have protec tion for the slot machine ring the sheriff declared They wanted a spot here in the worst way but we absolutely refused Two Agents in Office Two agents from the state liquor commission were in my office and saw a number of dismantled slot machines in the vault They told me they had somebody to take them off my hands I didnt think any thing about it It wasnt long afterwards that Slim Francis of Carroll came to the office and said he had been sent by the liquor commission agents to buy the machines I told him nothing doing He kept hanging around and I finally told him to go and see the deputies We ordinarily dismantle the machines and sell them for junk and I thought if the boys could get anything for them they could buy themselves some clothes with the money No Money From County As far as I am concerned I didnt get anything and didnt know how much the deputies got for them No funds have been taken from the county There is no embezzle ment or anything taken from any one except from a gang of racke teers There wasnt any intention of defrauding the county and the county wasnt defrauded of any funds According to information received here Special Prosecutors H M Hav ner and Ole Naglestad declined to comment publicly on the statement of Supervisor Sondergaard Told Havner Deputy Sheriff Max Studer stated he told Mr Havner about the situa tion a month ago Havner told me that it was ap parent to him that the local sher iffs office had no connection with the slot machine ring the deputy stated Deputy Sheriff Studer since then has been assisting Havner on a number of cases in connection with the investigation of the alleged state slot machine ring It was expected that County At torney Shaffer will go to Sioux City in his investigation of the matter CHAIN LETTER REVIVAL ENDED Indiana Man Pleads Guilty to Lottery Charges at Des Moines Pays Fine DES MOINES July 10 The latest attempt to revive the chain letter racket here ended today when R J Rogers Fort Wayne Ind pleaded guilty of operating a lottery and was fined S20 Rogers operated a chain letter store he called the Vacation Club three days before it was closed uy police Legion Ballplayers Visit Tom Mix UTILITY HOLDING Americans in COMPANY FIGHT TO CONFERENCE Ethiopia May Not Get Out Mason Citys American Legion Junior baseball players were the guests of Tom Mix at the Wednesday performances of his circus and wild west show in Mason City Tom Mix himself talked things over uith it group of the Mason City ballplayers before the afternoon performance The cowboycircus man is svmg hi the bat in this picture At Mix left are Everett Fletcher Legion pitcher Jim Coohman firsj baseman ami Bob Cookntnn third baseman to Mix right arc Mick Cookman left fielder John stop and Danny Cookman mascot and liatboy Lock Photo Kaycnay Engraving Monk Hcrt short MAYER QUIZZED BY GRAND JURY Records Seized at His Home Submitted to Probers as Evidence SIOUX CITY July 10 Woodbury county graft grand jury today questioned Clyde E Mayer Sioux City man jointly indicted with Atty Gen Edward L OConnor his assistant Walter Maley and 17 others on gambling conspiracy charges Questioning of Mayer indicated that the letters check book stubs and bank account records seized in his home have been submitted the grand jury as evidence Prior to going betore the Mayer his wife and Goltz their attorney and one special prosecutor for the graft grand jury conferred privately with Special Prosecutors H M Havner and Ole Naglestad Wife Brother Called Mayers wife and his brother to jury Carlos W John were reported to have been subpenaed by the grand jury shortly after Mayer was called In addition to the joint indictment with OConnor Mayer was charged in a separate indictment with con spiring with Jack Kennedy to oper ate slot machines Goltz said Mayer had advised him he would stand on constitutional rights protecting him from being required to give testimony tending to incriminate himself Mayer was still on the stand when the jury re cessed at noon Major Development Appearance of the slot machine operator was regarded as a major development in the investigation which so far has resulted in the in dictment of 24 persons including two who were charged with perjury in connection with their testimony before the jury It was in material seized in the raid on Mayers home that officers found letters which were made pub lic last week when they were at tached to the search warrant return These were regarded as giving de tails of the alleged slot machine pro tection setup and efforts to pro mote adoption of an Iowa slot ma chine legalizing bill One letter told of an asserted deal with the state administra tion for protection said the charge was SI a machine and that they promised absolute protection To State Agent Another of the letters was ad dressed to State Agent C W Mc Naughton Mrs Mayer an attractive brunet waited in a nearby room while her husband was in the grand jury room Earlier George Carlin and Arthur A ilcBride were before the jurors observers took this to mean that the jury was investigating material seized in a raid on the Elks lodge Timi to IAKC 3 Cfhmin 2 Toll of Dead in Flood and Storm Is 49 By ASSOCIATED PliESS Flood and storm harrassed states Wednesday counted 49 dead at I least seven missing 5000 homeless i and many millions of dollars in property damage Upper New York state accounted for most of the casualties with 41 dead five missing and 3000 tem porarily homeless due to floods Property damage there was esti mated in excess of 525000000 Added to the waters toll was that of fire which followed in three com munities Floods Take 6 Lives Pennsylvania also felt the result of heavy rains as floods took six lives and caused extensive property losses Two youths were unaccount ed for Maryland recorded consid erable property damage but no casualties as rivers overflowed in the northeast section Tornadoes which struck two mushroom towns in the Fort Peck dam area in Montana hilled two persons injured at least 100 and left 2000 homeless Wind storms took six lives in western Canada within a few days At Nanking China the great Yangtse river held its flood level amid reports of wholesale death and destruction Plead for Help Most of the reports filtering into this national capital through dis rupted communication lines were accompanied by urgent pleas for immediate assistance The meager advices indicated that few cities between here and Ichang 800 miles to the west where the river torrent boils out of the mountains on to the Yangtse plain have escaped without loss of life Even approximate figures however were unavailable The flood fed by melting snow in the mountains of Tibet and western China seemed to have struck with particular violence near Hankow Fort Madison Man Killed Instantly in Headon Auto Crash BURLINGTON July 10 Roy Rose 39 Fort Madison was killed instantly last night in a headon crash between his automo bile and one driven by Gordon Fromm 24 Burlington on primary road No 16 four miles west of here Fromm and Leo Eid 31 Fort Madison were injured in the col lision Eid was riding with Rose The latter is survived by his widow 1 and parents VOTE PROPERTY TO HAPSBURGS Austrian Diet Sends Bill Revoking Punishments to President a bill revoking punishments against the former ruling family of the Hapsburgs Hapsburgs erty As soon and restoring to tile their confiscated prop as President Miklas signs the measure it becomes a law By it the Archduke Otto Eur opes most discussed young man regains his ancestral properties It was reported today that he has adopted the brain trust idea for working out imperial aims A mon archist just returned from a visit to Steenockerzeel Castle in Bel gium seat of exile of the pretender to the Austrian throne said today Otto is organizing a quasicabinet of the best monarchist minds Farmer Will Never Know If He Ducked Flash of Lightning LOST NATION July 10 liam X Kuhlman farmer never will know whether he ducked the flash of lightning but he well knows he didnt duck the tree the lightning hit Kuhlman took refuge with his two horses under the tree during a storm As the lightning struck Kuhlman and the horses jumped The horses got clear but Kuhlman was caught by the falling tree He suffered bruises and burns The crash of thunder temporarily deaf ened him The shock of the bolt knocked the horses over They still are deaf owa Looks Good Claude W Sankey in Belmond Independent iowa looks good Iowa is good As one drives over the Hawkeye state with its vast corn fields its waving wheat fields its cattle and hogs its thousands of sheep feeding on the green hill sides there comes to one an impression that there just isnt any bet ter state anywhere Free from the floods of Nebraska and Kansas and the duststorms of Oklahoma and Texas Iowa is indeed blessed Senate Takes No Vote on Insisting on Its Abolition Clause WASHINGTON July 10 The adinistration won a decisive victory today in the first vital test on the compromise TVA bill when the house accepted 98 to 67 an amendment deleting a section for bidding TVA after July 1 1937 to sell power or chemicals below pro duction costs The provision was one of three to which the white house had ob jected The vote was taken after Repre sentative Maverick D Tex had pleaded with the house not to hit the president twice on the nose in the same way Sent to Conference The bitter struggle over the util ity holding company bill was trans ferred from the senate to a joint ioiiscscnate conference There the two branches will seek to reconcile differences occasioned by the house action in eliminating over President Roosevelts wishes a provision in the senate measure to outlaw certain holding companies by 1912 The measure was sent to con ference without a record vote thus postponing temporarily a final showdown after Secitor Dieterich D 111 abruptly withdrew his motion to instruct the senate con ferees not to insist on the provision Corcoran Is Witness Before the house utilities lobby investigation at his own request Thomas Corcoran RFC attorney testified that Representative Brew ster R Maine had made him pretty hot when the congressman told him he could not vote for re tention of the abolition feature of the holding company bill Brewstcr had accused Corcoran of threateningto halt work on the Passamaquoddy Maine power p ject if Brewstcr voted against the provision The RFC counsel who as sisted in drafting the measure has denied doing so Debute AAA Charges Debate broke in the senate over the administrations AAA amend ments with critics demanding ex planations of their intent and Chair man Smith of the agriculture com mittee insisting they would not set up a dictator over producers Explaining the measure in re sponse to demands by Senator Byrd DVa and Senator McNary the republican leader Smith said the bill was an attempt on the part of the government to set up an organ ization for the farmers that will stand as a bulwark against organ ized processors and distributors From time immemorial the far mer has been exploited because he was added No Speeches Planned Meanwhile President Roosevelt said at his press conference that he might make several informal talks at stops on his way to the Pacific coast this summer but that no set speeches had beenplanned He added in response to an in quiry that the administration was trying to conform to the silver pur chase act in good faith The treas ury however remained silent on re ports that it recently had purchased about 12000000 ounces of the metal in London to avert a fall in the world price Other developments An affidavit calling Gov Paul M Pearson of the Virgin Islands a liar thief and hypocrite was road into the record of the senate in New Orleans Enemies of Huey Long Ready to Surrender Town NEW ORLEANS July 10 The surrender of New Orleans to Senator Hucy p Long appeared im minent today Two city commissioners who have fought side by side with Mayor T Simmes Walmsley against the Lou isiana dictator announced early today they did not intend to oppose the senator any longer The affairs of the city demand ADDIS ABABA July 10 New instructions from Washington as a result of which the withdrawal instructions to Americans in Ethio pia may be rescinded were under stood tonight to have been received by W Perry George United Status charge d Several affaires here Americans already have started to leave Ethiopia as a re sult of the state department in structions issued last week but no panic of any sort was evidenced The new instructions were re ported received simultaneously with an announcement from the foreign ministry that Ethiopia persisting in a peaceful solution of the dis pute with Italy demands the imme diate convocation of the council of the league of nations 1TALY LOOKS AHEAD TO INEXORABLE VICTOKY ROME July 10 ad vanced to 120000 today its roster of roops designed to drive for an in exorable victory over the empire of Ethiopia Authoritative sources said Pre mier Bcnito Mussolins first com mand with the breakup of the ItaloEthiopian conciliation commis sion will create two new troop divisions for action in East Africa Noncommissioned officers and specialist soldiers of the military classes of 1009 and 1910 already hastened to colors in response to a fresh official order Ordered to Report Another large contingent of spe cialists from the class of 1912 was ordered to report July 20 for duty In London Great Britains min isters decided on the final form of Englands stand in the ItaloEth iopian controversy Authoritative sources said Eng land still clung to hope that an eleventh hour compromise might ward off war in East Africa Sonic sources however greeted the news POSTMASTER AT DES MOIIS NOT TO RECEIVE PAY Accepts Post at Urgent Request of Hopkins Federal Head WASHINGTON July 10 S Hill DCS Moincs postmaster to day was appointed Iowa works pro gress administrator by Harry Hopkins federal works administra tor He will serve temporarily and without pay until the Iowa program has got under way He accepted the post officials said upon the urgent request of Hopkins Hill is a prominent Iowa demo crat He has served for the greater part of the last 25 years on the state democratic central committee and was one time of the Polk county democratic committee A former candidate for the mayor ship of DCS Moincs Hill was ap pointed DCS Moinespostmaster by Postmaster Gen James Farley in Jaiuuiry 1934 Hill was sworn in in February Born in Hill spent his early youth in Union county He came to DCS Moincs 11 years ago from MuS catine where he learned the print ing business He has been president of the American Lithographing and Print ing company of DCS Moines He is married anci has five children HOPKINS VOIIESEES QUICK START ON 1UOGKAM WASHINGTON July 10 F Hopkins PWA director today foresaw a quick start on his states public works program if federal authorities will give the go ahead of the breakdown of conciliation proceedings at Shcvcningcn the Netherlands as a certain signal for hostilities First Refugees Start From Addis Ababa came reports that the first including American British and Italian resi dents had started by train from the Ethiopian capital for the fron tier Authoritative circles estimated that the new troops would total 30000 men one division of regular soldiers and the other of blaekshirt members of the fascist party signal All public works projects lik6 others in the New York relief pro gram must be passed upon by the presidents advisory allotment com mittee and approved by President Roosevelt With speed at this end Hopkins indicated a substantial works program could be initiated in Iowa before the end of the sum mer Assuming approval can be ob tained here quickly he said we can get the projects going soon Most of the projects we are sending down here can be started within 30 days after final approval is given here Hopkins said the PWA program n Iowa now appeared likely to be as big or bigger than the old PWA program He said the old program oroduced about worth of improvements Indicated Production Set at Two Billion Bushels on July 1 WASHINGTON July 10 fDIn its first forecast of this years corn crop the department of agriculture today placed indicated production at bushels based on July 1 conditions Last years crop totaled 1380 738000 bushels The 192332 ten year average production was 2562 000000 The indicated wheat crop fwin ter and spring combined is 731 015000 bushels compared with 670 000000 bushels indicated a French Censorship on News Dispatches to America Lifted PARIS July 10 official government censorship on American and English newspaper dispatches was lifted today Premier Pierre LavaI informed the AngloAmerican press associa tion which had been protesting against the censorship for months that in an agreement with the min isters of war and the interior he had ordered all press dispatches to the two countries transmitted with out delay Learn to Swim ago 106000000 last year and S28 000000 the ten year average The indicated winter wheat crop is triS091OOn bushels compared with HltfMOOO a month igo 105 031000 last year and 61S186000 the 10 year average All sp dicatcd pared with an estimate of 230000 000 a month ago 01435000 pro duced last year and 212000000 the 10 year average I Timidity and fear keep many j people from learning to swim You need not deprive yourself of the de month lights of seaside lake and river re sorts Send for a copy of the Globe Gazette service booklet Swim ming It is a practical helpfut handbook compiled by our Wash ington information burcnu in co operation with the American Red Cross A sound guide to one of the i most healthful sports Includes com iring wheat production is incte instnicUons on Ufc savin as 272954000 bushels amj arUfida rcspiration Enclose in cents to cover cost handling and postage Use this coupon Million DES MOTNES July 10 iness of the Iowa Liquor commisj sion in the first six months of 1935 I amounted to 52855203 the commisI sion reported Cities soiling more j than SI00000 worth of liquor in the period if hided Sioux City DCS j peace said Finance Commissioner i Moines Cedar Rapids Waterloo and I A Miles Pratt and Property ComCouncil Bluffs Davenport third missionpr Joseph P Skelly in a largest Iowa city had sales of signed statement 1612 i The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic 1 Buskin director Washington D C I enclose in coin carefully urnppid for the booklet on Swimming Name Street City Strife Mail tn Washington D Cf ;