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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 12, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 12 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 233 lowans in Washington Opinions on What to Do About Taxes are Varied HUNT CAUSE OF BALLOON FAILURE MUNRO KEZER ASHINGTON July 12 Iowa congress men though gen erally in accord on the presi dents tax mes sage are in doubt how a new tax program should be carried out and split sharply on the question of quick or de layed action Representative Gillette D la for example thinks a new tax bill should be brought out af ter mature judgment and study with a committee report next ses sion On the other hand Represen tative Utterback D la thinks a new tax measure should be passed before adjournment Representative Wearin D la thinks if a new tax program necessary congress had just as well roll up its sleeves and go at it while Representative Biermanr D la favors extending hearings congressional adjournment and con sideration of the bill next winter Differ on Question Republicans in the delegation likewise differ on this question Rep icsentative Gilchrist for instance favors as quick action as is consist tent with careful study while Rep resentative Gwynne thinks the tax laws ought to be revised with a great deal of care and only after long and serious study The two republicans are in strong agreement on one more attention should be put on reducing the expenses of government and less on new ways of raising taxes The first thing we should start Gwyne said and we should have started it a long time ago is to radically and drastically reduce ex penses of government Have Increased Funds In this session I believe we have increased the funds for every de partment but one and right in this congress we have added on addi tional bureaus and functions of government It is folly to say these taxes dont have to be paid by some body and probably by everybody Gilchrist said he felt we should begin cutting the expenses of gov ernment by reducing the bureaus and administrative offices Government economy has a strong supporter in Representative Biermann although his chief con cern over spending is directed at Turn lo Tune 2 Column 1 Roosevelt Stands by Taxes Despite Opposition CLAIM SPENT 300000 0 FIGHT UTILITY CLAUSE Senate Begins to Vote on Amendments to AAA Bill WASHINGTON July 12 While organized business and indus try massed opposition against Pres ident Roosevelts tax program word came from the white house today that the chief executive is standing by his proposal and as sumes it will be enacted before con gress adjourns Before a house committee con ducting hearings on the legislation a spokesman for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce called the program one of the six major menaces that hang over the country like a black cloud A representative of the Na tional Association of Manufacturers was on hand to continue the at tack Earlier the Chamber of Com merce of the United States had broadcast a statement attacking the proposed taxes as confiscatory de structive and a pervision federal taxing powers First AAA Vote Some democratic leaders in cpn ress expressed fear this campaign Quits Department of Justice of the might cause a flood of telegrams to members protesting the plan But they denied rumors that passage might not be sought at this ses In the first record vote of the AAA revision bill the senate today eliminated hops from the commodi ties for which the Secretary of Ag riculture could issue marketing or ders Hops were eliminated from the bill by a vote of 48 to 34 on the motion of Senator Duffy DWis despite a contention by Senator Mc Nary that the price of the product was further away from the parity price than that of any other agricultural commodity Par STORES LOW ON BREAD SUPPLIES ATDES Plans for Stratosphere Flight Collapse Dreams of New Laurels in Aviation After Nonstop EastWest Flight BURBANK Cal July 12 Laura Ingalls today dreamed of new aviation laurels after conquering the transcontinental skyways in the first nonstop easttowest flight by a woman The brown haired 120 pound avia trix made the gruelling but unevent ful trip in 18 hours 19 minutes 30 slow for a record be tween the oceans I may try for a westtoeast flight for a record that way within a few days she said Miss Ingalls brought her new 540000 blackcowled monoplane to a safe landing at Union Air Term inal at p m p m Cen tral Standard 77wWeather FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday night Sat urday and Sunday cooler in east and south portions Friday night MINNESOTA Fair Friday night Saturday and Sunday slightly cooler in east Friday night and north portion Saturday IN MASONCITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 93 Mininum in Night 62 At 8 A M Friday 74 The time has come when this particular section of Iowa could stand a little rain Less than 10 of an inch of moisture has been re corded since the closing day of June Farmers have been enabled to catch up on the weeds Corn has done an almost unprecedented sprint from a bad start little rain please ity is considered the price at which a commodity will have a purchasing power equal to that in 19091914 for Lobbying Evidence that more than had been spent by public utility ex ecutives in an effort to defeat the provision in the utilities bill to abolish unnecessary holding com panies in seven years was received by the senate lobby committee It came from Philip H Gadsden of Philadelphia chairman of a com mittee of public utilities executives formed to oppose the abolition clause The fate of this provision desired by President Roosevelt still is in doubt The senate approved it by a one vote margin and the house twice rejected it A committee of repre sentatives of the two branches will try to adjust the differences Bill to Conference The house joined the senate today in sending the bill to conference af ter deciding to insist on the changes it had made The senate committee named to investigate lobbying in generaltook but five minutes to organize and then plunged immediately into the inquiry on lobbying for and against the utilities bill By an assessment of one half cenl a meter on the companies Gadsden said the committee on executives raised about of which 5151000 had been spent In addition he related the Edison Electric Institute of New York con tributed 5150000 To Resume Hearings Of this he said 575000 each was paid to two law firms Justin Ward of Richmond Va and Sullivan and Cromwell of New York The house rules committee which has been investigating charges that an administration official threat ened to stop construction of the P a s s a m aquoddy Tideharnessing project in Maine if Representative Brewster RMaine did not vote for the compulsory abolition clause prepared to resume hearings next Monday At the white house it was re vealed that President Roosevelt had made overtures to Ferdinand Pe cora who led the senate stock mar ket investigation regarding the po sition of special counsel in a gov ernment study of the American Telephone and Telegraph company Debate Private Bills The house after voting as the president wished on legislation fix Ing the future course of the Tenn essee valley power experiment for got major controversies for the Turn to IS rxilnmn T MELVDJ PURVIS CHICAGO July 12 Purvis nemesis of the countrys most notorious public enemies in cluding the late John Dillinger has resigned lus position as head of the Chicago office of the department of justice Purvis made the announcement today disclosing that his resigna tion had already been accepted by lis chief in Washington J Edgar hoover He said his reason for quitting was purely personal adding his resignation was not forced but de clined to answer questions as to vhether he had differences with his superiors Ive been thinkingthe matter over for some time and I decided t would be to my advantage to make a change he said Purvis said he had plans which would keep him in Chicago but they were too indefinite to make any an nouncement at this time Daniel M Ladd who worked with Purvis in some of the most im portant of the criminal hunts of the G men has been placed in tem porary charge of the Chicago of fice Purvis disclosed IN WALEY TRIAL Defendant Only Witness on Stand in Her Behalf in Kidnaping Case FEDERAL COURTROOM TA COMA Wash July 12 de fense in the kidnaping trial of Mrs Margaret Thulin Waley rested its case today with Mrs Waley the only witness placed on the stand With a brief government crossex amination of Mrs Waley finished John F bore chief defense counsel tolj the court the defenses testi mony was ended Owen P Hughes assistant U S district attorney immediately began a summation of the testimony sub mitted by the government in its ef fort to prove Mrs Waley guilty of kidnaping and conspiring to kidnap George Weyerhauser 9 year old Ta coma timber fortune heir May 24 Harmony M Waley 24 husband of the defendant who was brought here from the McNeil Island federal prisonwhere he is serving a 45 year term for his part in the kidnaping was prepared to testify in behalf of his wife but was not called by Dore Strikers Pickets Halt Shipments From Six Big Bakeries DES MOINES July 12 Bread supplies in Des Moines stores rap short today as pickets halted shipments to the public from the citys six principal bakeries The picket lines were called out last night when union bakery truck drivers and salesmen started a strike seeking to obtain a closed shop contract with the six bakeries The Master Bakers association composed of the managements of the bakeries announced they were united in opposing the demand for closed shops Stores Run Out Most of the stores and markets in Des Moines reported they would be without bread before night be cause of the strike One grocer said several housewives had offered to bake bread for his store He did not accept the offer immediately The bakeries made no effort to send out trucks after the picketing was started but announced bread would be supplied to individuals who came to the bakeries for it The union men said their pickets would seek to persuade anyone from purchasing from the baker ies Ray Mills drivers union presi dent said the proposal submitted to the bakers association sought an adjustment of hours and wages as well as the closed shop provision Many drivers he said are in their trucks from 13 to 17 hours a day 40 Hour Contract William P Stonell grievance committee chairman of the bakers union which joined the strike to day said his union had a 40 hour week under contract which termi nated June 16 George Comfort secretary and legal representative of the bakers association said the deadlock over the closed shop question will con tinue so far as the association is concerned No plans exist for arbi tration or negotiation he said Comfort said between 60 and 75 per cent of all bread iaked by Iowa bakeries is baked in Des Moines More than half of the bread baked here is sent over the state he said Center at Picketing The Colonial Baking company plant was the center of todays picketing Union men said they were concentrating pickets there in an effort to persuade employes of the bakery to join the union The six bakeries in the associa tion are the Colonial company the Schulze Baking company Zinmas ter Breads Inc Unglcs Baking company Continental Baking com pany and the Iowa Baking com pany No disorder was reported from the picketing Police kept close watch on the picket lines Stonell said four bakeries which now have closed shop agreements would not be affected by the strike They are the Capitol Baking com pany the Caplan Bakery the Sam How the gondola appears with bal last sacks and batteries hanging outside Above are scenes from the stratosphere balloon camp at Rapid City S Dak before the big bag col lapsed an hourbefore take off time at dawn Friday tary Baking company American Food market and the 700 Youths Start Drill at CM 1C at Fort Des Moines DES MOINES July 12 Un der a blistering sun 700 youths from all states in the seventh corns area were introduced into army life at the C M T C at Fort Des Moines The young men were going through a daily routine of drill and lectures in the forenoon and sports in the afternoon after two days of preliminary as health examinations assignment to quarters and receiving uniforms The camp which will close Aug S is under general supervision of Col Clarence Lininger commandant I nf tho Fort DCS Moines army post day He was 76 years old Damage From Wind Lightning Is Reported on Emmetsburg Farm EMMETSBURG July ages totaling nearly 51000 were re ported here by Great Oak and Ell ington township farmers following an electrical and wind storm Wed nesday night with small farm build ings and stock included in the losses At Barber brothers farm in Great Oak was a building loss of with a high wind leveling several sheds on the property and C C Egen also incurred wind losses on his farm in that section of the county William Malloy of Great Oak town ship and Thomas Flaherty of Elling ton township both reported the loss of cattle by lightning DREYFUS DIES AT 76 YEftRS OF ftGE PARIS July 12 Alfrec Dreyfus chief figure of one nf ths most sensational and momentou trials in all French history died to HUEY IN CONTROL OF NEW ORLEANS District Attorney Enemy Resigns and Supporter of Long Sworn In NEW ORLEANS July 12 Senator Huey P Long apparently has rounded out his Louisiana dic tatorship by gaining virtually complete control of New Orleans District Attorney Eugene Stan ey his bitter enemy resigned last ight and State Senator Charles A Byrne a Long supporter was quick y sworn in to succeed him Supporters of Mayor T Sernmes Walmsley deserted him in the meantime to make pace with Longs state administration but Walmsley reiterated he was not go ng to quit Six special sessions of the legis ature directed by the senator wrote he end to local city government in view Orleans The last one com leted Monday took away Walm sleys city patronage and stripped the city of its tax collecting auth The session also made District Attorney Stanleys assistants and clerical help appointive by the at orney general Stanley said some of his assistant district attorneys were already de serting him in the hope of obtain ng reappointment by the attorney eneral DISSOLVESfEEL HELMET GROUPS Subversive Tendencies Are Charged by Germanys Interior Ministry KARLSRUHE Germany July 12 ministry of the interior to day dissolved 45 groups of the Baden steel helmets the German veterans organization on charges of subversive tendencies The dissolution order says that the local ranks of the steel helmets were swelled by former opponents under whose influence the steel helmet organization turned into po litical opposition to the nazi move ment thus seriously endangering the political unity of the German people 120 Acre Farm Sold ROCKWELL July E Sawyer has sold his 120 acre farm located about 5 miles southwest of Rockwell together with crops stock nn1 machinery to Hanlon town parties possession being given at once New Strata Flight This Fall Likely By STEPHEN J McDONOUGH WASHINGTON July 12 CD Hope for a new stratosphere at empt before snow flies was held by officials of the National Gcogra ihic society today as they scanned ncominginformation on the break of the huge balloon this morning at Rapid City S Dak Keen disappointment over the second falure in two years was ex pressed by the group which main tained an all night vigil in short wave radio communication with the stratosphere camp Neither Dr Gilbert Grosvenor president of the society nor Dr Ly man J Briggs director of the na tional bureau of standards and head of the scientific committee on the flight would say definitely how ever that efforts would be aban doned for this year Second Attempt Likely It is said that if it is possiible to repair the ripped balloon or make a new one before fall a second at tempt will be made Stratosphere flights are possible as late as early winter the pres ent official altitude record of 6127 feet having been set by Lieut Com T G W Settle and Major Chester Fortoey on Nov 20 1933 Dr Grosvenor expressed thank fulness that the accident had no ADMITS SLAYING HER SONINLAW Chicago Woman Gave Lang Knockout Drops and Hired Assassins CHICAGO July 12 Blanche Dunkel who allegedly con fessed she hired assassins to slay her soninlaw Ervin Lang swamp murder victim today admitted Police Lieutenant Thomas Kelly said that she had taken Lang to an apartment where knockout drops were administered before he was slain The lieutenant said Mrs Dunkel told him that Evelyn Smith a for merburlesque dancer had induced Lang to take four drinks of liquor in wUch the knockout drops had been placed last Saturday night The Smith woman is being sought as the alleged gobetween in arrange ments Mrs Dunkei allegedly made to have her soninlaw killed His legless body was found last Tuesday in a swamp near Ham mond Ind Mrs Dunkel taken from a hos pital yesterday and grilled 14 hours did not complete the story of her soninlaws slaying Kelly said When the knockout drops had rendered him unconscious he was slugged she told the police While Mrs Dunkel who under went a tonsil operation Wednesday resulted in injury or loss of life dewas taken to a hotel to rest police clarinff that the societys first and i continued their search for Mrs last consideration is the safety of Smith and for Harry Jung Chinese laundry owner with whom police said the dancer lived Four other Chinese laundrymen were in custody Claiming not to lnow who performed the killing Mrs Dunkel told the investigators they said she supposed it was done DISASTER HALTS STRATO FLIGHT 50000 ON HAND More Than One Theory Offered as to Cause of Bag Collapse RAPID CITY S Dak July 12 to find the cause for the dramatic collapse of the giant national gcographicU S array air corps stratosphere haloon occupied the flight base today many hours after the unexpected mishap but no announcement or information was forthcoming as to what had been learned Indications were that any infor mation made public would have to come from sources other than the base here Newspapermen were not permitted to enter the balloon in flation area and Capt Albert W Stevens flight commander said all official reports must come from Washington cither through the army air corps or the geographic society Hold Oiil Some Hope Whether there would be any fur ther attempt soon could not be learned at the takeoff bowl but word from Washington headquar ters of the geographic society held out some hope for this possibility More than one theory was ex pressed to account for the disheart ening collapse which occurred an hour before the scheduled takeoff at 3 a m central standard but none bore an official stamp They ranged from one that mere size was responsible to another that recent excessive humidity resulted in the rubberized cotton fabric sticking together and developing a weak spot Crowd of 50000 A crowd estimated at 50000 lined the stratosphere bowl early today when Explorer II collapsed into a heap of fabric instead of soaring aloft on its expected conquest of the skies When the gigantic balloon its helium gas escaping through a rip in the top slowly folded down upon the gondola which it was to have carried high into the stratosphere there was a rush of spectators to the rails guarding the rim of the bowl As the situation slowly dawned upon would be no flight spectators com menced their 11 mile trip into the city AH roads on the rim were made one way out For nearly three hours automobiles loaded with people left the rim and hundreds of cars remained No One Injured No one was injured but five men working on the gondola prepara tory to lashing the metal ball to the balloon were forced to jump to reach safety Guards also were forced to scatter quickly to avoid injury The top of the mammoth bag burst open without warning per mitting 375000 cubic feet of heli um gas to escape and definitely halting the projected flight Spectators watching the prepara tions for the flight said the balloon ground ropes suddenly slackened and the top of the bag opened like a paper sack exploding As the he lium a colorless gas rushed out a blue haze appeared Haze Is Explained The haze officials of the National Geographic society at Washington Turn lo Pant 2 Column 3 personnel Photographs of the actual ripping of the balloon are to be studied by Turn t 1nijf 2 mltimn 21 On the Way Out G E Ellison in Nashua Reporter With evidences of return ing prosperity less and less is heard of the doctrines promulgated by Huey Long Coughlin Townsend and others with fantastic theor ies for the bringing back of good times We are a nation of people prone to pick up quickly with almost anything that promises returns when our pocketbook begins to flatten but fortunately when our financial condition begins to pick up we drop them just as quickly and no harm is done by some of Evelyns Chinese friends Meanwhile Atty George W Kane said insurance investigators have been seeking the blond Mrs Smith for questioning in another puzzling Chicago murder slaying of Louis Strauta bartender in the ex clusive Saddle and Cycle club some months ag First Aid Booklet When accident befalls the home or camp a reliable first aid book let is invaluable To ease the in evitable summer tolls of bumps burns and bruises the GlobeGa zette offers a timely service book let First Aid It covers accidents in the home in the camp on tour hikes and weekend outings Send coupon below to our Wash ington Information bureau enclos ing six cents to cover cost hand ling and portage Use this coupon In Jail for 12 Hours j for Using Profanity SUNBURY Pa July 12 Mrs Ada Horato of Trcvcrton ser ved 12 hoursin jail for using pro fane language Justice of the Peace A C Shoener had fined her 37 cents It was the maximum penalty un der the blue laws of 1791 and she retused to pay The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic Hoskin director Washington D C I enclose six rents in coin canfull v wrapped for the First Aid booklet Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C ;