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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 13, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI JTIVE CENTS A COPK ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 13 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 234 What Sort of Taxes Congress Takes Up Touchy Subject Fearfully By CHARLES F STEWABT July 13 CPA As to taxa tion there are almost as many schools of thought on capi tol hill as there are members of congress The house of rep resentatives ways and means committee try ing to malte heads and tails out of these varying and cin flicting philoso phies in the course of its hearings on President Roosevelts share our wealth or soak the rich or tax the thrifty program to quote a few among the numer ous designations it is known byj likewise is split in about 25 differ ent there are 25 members of the committee Just what the white house really desires is one problem For one thing is it essentially a share our wealth program that the executive mansion desires If so the plan scarcely promises to be one It will share actuaries reckon approximately 5300000000 a year On English Basis On the English basis of taxa tion Ways and Means Committee man a recognized fiscal ex pert calculates that collections death duties alone to say noth ing of income levies would be 3755000000 American wealth wouldnt be shared very rapidly at less than half of Englands rate of sharing bloated estates not count ing huge incomes Or is the suggested measure ra ther as a revenue raising proposi tion than a share our wealth scheme Willnot amount to Three hundred millions would be less than 10 per the last fis cal years treasury deficit Uncle Turn to Pnse Column 7 GRAND JURY INDICTS 45 PERSONS United States Russia Sign Trade Agreement STORE IS LOOTED AT EMMETSBURG Thieves Break in and Steal 90 Suits of Clothing Valued at EMMETSBURG July Thieves broke into the Beebe cloth ing store here Friday night and stole 90 suits of clothing valued at about Although in cash was taken from the cash register the safe which contained more money was untouched Entrance was gained to the build ing by the thieves prying open a triple locked door at the rear of the store The door which faces on to an alley was closed again so that the night patrolman did not notice anything unusual Discovery of the robbery was made by Earl Beebe manager when he arrived early Saturday morning to air out the store for a July clearance sale which was scheduled to start Saturday The merchandise was not insured Sher iff B F Montgomery stated that no clews were left FORECAST IOWA Fair Saturday night and Sunday little change in tem perature MINNESOTA Fair Saturday night and Sunday somewhat cooler in northeast portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 84 Minimum in Night 58 At 8 A M Saturday 3 July precipitation for the first two weeks stands at 09 of an inch Friday nights minimum of 58 is the lowest temperature recorded in that neriod WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO July 13 weather outlook for the period July 15 to 20 For the region of the Great Lakes Generally fair first of week probably local showers within latter half seasonable tem peratures followed by warmer lat ter part For the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central Great Plains Generally fair except some local showers by middle of week most ly seasonable temperatures first half followed by warmer 30 MILLIONS TO BE SPENT HERE FOR 12 MONTHS America to Give Soviet Nation Benefits of Other Pacts WASHINGTON July 13 Soviet Russia pledged today to buy worth of goods in the United States during the next 12 months and this country agreed to extend in return all benefits con tained in trade pacts recently con cluded with Belgium Haiti and Sweden This agreement signed in M cow and made public at the state department here was designed to end 18 years of unsatisfactory com mercial relations between the two countries American and soviet officials joined in expressing belief it would treble the value of trade between the two countries which has fallen off sharply since the depression be gan On Fishing Trip Capital interest turned to the journey of President Roosevelt Vice President Garner Postmaster Gen eral Farley and other democratic leaders to the Chesapeake bay fishing ground of the Jefferson club an organization ofsenate democrats The white house said emphatical ly the president wentmerelyfor a weekend of outdoor recreation but so many prominent party inen were invited that observers agreed some of them at least would talk of 1936 prospects and strategy Both the senate and house were in recess but important committees of both were at work Attack Tax Plan Before the house ways and means committee the Chamber uf Com merce of the United States renewed its attacks on the Roosevelt tax program A spokesman for the busi ness organization said the govern ment should cut expenses by 000000 to instead of trying to raise that much in new revenue Chairman Black of the senate lobby committee sent questionnaires to all power companies asking how much they spent fighting the utility holding company bill H A Blom quist committee investigator de fended his seizure of records at the headquarters of Philip H Gadsden head of a committee of public utili ties executives which led a fight against the administrationfavored proposal for compulsory abolition of some holding companies Decline in Relief Reporting a decline in thf relief population in major cities from May to June Harry L Hopkins the re lief administrator attributed it mostly to reduced requirements in cident to warm weather and to im provement in the automobile and some other industries An increase of in farmers cash receipts from sales of principal farm products in May this year compared with May 1934 was reported by the agricultural department KIDNAPING CASE GIVEN TO JURY Mrs Waleys Trial Closes With Instructions by Federal Judge TACOMA Wash July 13 jury in Federal Judge Edward E Cushmans court at p m Iowa time today received the case of Mrs Margaret Thulin Waley charged with kidnaping and conspiring to kidnap George Weyerhaeuser of Ta coma Judge Ctishman required 35 jnin utes to deliver his instructions to the jury He stressed that the transporta tion of the 9 year old boy in inter state commerce must be proved be fore Mrs Waley could be convicted of the kidnaping The jury was told that in the con spiracy count it must be shown she conspired in the southern district of Washington western division and that some overt act must have been committed by a member of the con spiracy Sees Mobilization NICHOLAS TITULESCU Italy Ready toTakePart in Meeting By ANDKUE BEKDING ROME July 13 will at tend a meeting of the council of the league of nations if one is called shortly on her dispute with Ethi opia it was said today in authorita tive circles At the same time authorities commenting unofficially on Secre tary Hulls declaration in support of the BriandKellogg pact asserted Italy in no way has violated that treaty Italys attitude toward the league will be that the council cannot pro ceed to name an arbitrator or fifth member to the conciliation com mission whose labors recently broke down To Meet Opposition Any attempt on the part of the council to interpose its will in the controversy will be met with the strongest opposition it was made clear and if such an action on the part of the council should continue Italy would leave the league of na tions Secretary Hulls pronouncement was regarded in Washington as a new indication that the United States looks with concern at threat ened hostilities between Italy and Ethiopia Those two nations are among the 63 countries which signed the pact of Paris Willing to loin Some British circles professed to see in Secretary of State Hulls dec claration a hint that the United States is willing to joint Great Brit ain in a front to prevent an Italo Ethiopian conflict These quarters viewedthe Ameri can secretarys statement as the most important contribution yet to impress upon Premier Mussolini the gravity with which other nations view possible hostilities Because of the weekend holiday no official comment was anticipated immediately Belgium to Resume Russian Relations BRUSSELS July 13 of ficial communique today announced the Belgium government had de cided to resume diplomatic relations with soviet Russia Breaks Crippled Leg When Crutch Slips OELWEIN July 13 Graziano 13 Chicago is at a local hospital recovering from several op erations on his leg He received a double fracture of bis crippled leg when his crutch slipped and he fell Woman Slain and 19 Hurt in Irish Riots BELFAST Northern Ireland July 13 woman was shot and silled and 19 other persons wounded Dy gunfire and rocks during rioting ast night which climaxed Ulsters celebration of the SiSth anniversary of the Battle of Bovnn LITTLE ENTENTE ARMIESPREPARE FOR MOBILIZING Rumanian Leaders See Trouble If Hapsburg Family Returns BUCHAREST July 13 eign Minister Nicholas Titulescu announced today after a conference with Prince Paul regent of Yugo slavia that if the proposed restora tion of the Hapsburg dynasty in Austria were carried out it would mean the automatic mobilization of the little entente armies The little entente policies with respect to a Hapsburg restoration have been settled on a positive basis and mobilization would follow as a matter of course if the dynasty is reestablished in Vienna the for eign minister said It was indicated Prince Paul and M Titulescu who had extended con ferences with King Carol were sat isfied the recent restoration of the Hapsburg properties to Austria was an internal affair of that country which would have no immediate ef fect on the interests of the Austro Hungarian succession states M Titulescu said the foreign pol icies of the little entente remained unchanged in every respect indicat ing no conclusions had been reached concerning Germanys desire to ex tend her influence in the Balkans There was a report in political quarters that Germany desired to form an economic bloc with Ru mania Bulgaria and Yugoslavia It was the belief of many observers here that such an economic group ing would be impossible without the ultimate dropping of Czechoslovakia from the little entente thus chang ing the political lineup in central Europe Rigdon of Waterloo Says F R Should Ask Wallace to Quit WASHINGTON July 13 H Rigdon of Waterloo Iowa con cluding a visit here during which he sought to have relief funds made available for farm machinery pur chases issued a statement declar ing it the duty of President Roose velt to ask Secretary Wallace to resign Rigdon contended Wallace has permitted meat packing in terests to rob the farmer on the one hand and then turn and un mercifully exploit the consumer on the other hand Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED KESS Senate In recess House In recess FRIDAY Senate Amended AAA amendments Special committee opened pow er lobby investigation House Agreed to conference on utili ties bill passed numerous minor measures Banking committee approved bill to bar gold clause suits Succumbs at Britt STORY ON PAGE 2 BRITT July ser vices for Mrs J C Undcrkofler eighth district committecwoman for the American Legion und past state chaplain for the state or ganization will be held Monday morning at 8 oclock at the Britt Catholic church Burial will be in Bancroft 3 ROBBERS LOOT BANKATMONONA Armed Men Escape in Car With to in Currency MONONA July armed men held up the Union State bank here shortly before noon today and escaped with to in currency The bandits driving a new Ford VS four door sedan with Michigan license plates headed north on high way No 52 Pete Orr 42 cashier of the bank was taken as a hostage by the bandits as they left the building He was given his liberty after the car had traveled less than two blocks Monona is at the very northern point of Clayton county Sheriff L J Palas of Clayton county is leading the search for the bandits Forger Operates in Eagle Grove Police Hunting for Suspect EAGLE GROVE July forger has been operating in the city during the past week A num ber who have been victimized are Gamble Store Charles James Skel ly Oil company Clyde Simms Wayne Thomason and James Mc Cart Suspicion was aroused when a number of misspellings were noted The sheriffs office was called and reported that the man had left for parts unknown He was said to have been an auto mechanic repairing tractors for farmers on whom he is said to have passed forged checks Francis S Fiddler of Gait is sought for questioning Waits 24 Years and Then Seeks Divorce GRAFTON W Va July 13 Ward C Wilcox waited for what he considered a reasonable length of time for his wife to come back to him and then filed suit for divorce She left him 24 years ago IOWA PROPERTY OWNERS TO GET REFUND ON LEVY Nearly Four Millions to Be Returned Before September 30 By GEORGE MILLS Iowa Daily Press Bureau DES MOINES July property owners will receive 53744 000 or approximately a of assessed valuation in three point tax refunds before Sept 30 the deadline for the payment of the second half of 1935 taxes The cash set aside from sales in come and corporation tax collections in a special refund account mostly will be credited on the tax bills of Iowas farm population unofficial figures from the state board of as sessment and review revealed to day The distribution provided for by law will be made in proportion to the total assessed valuations of the various counties to the valuation of the whole state Since farm property values ex ceed those of Iowas cities and towns the rural districts will re ceive and cities and towns unofficial figures com piled from board of assessment and review statistics show Get Credit If a city dweller owns a home with an assessed valuation of he will receive approximately credit on his second half taxes through this three point tax re fund Polk countys cities and towns re funds practically all of which will go to Des Moines property owners will total approximately The distribution among the coun ties will be made on the basis of a total assessed valuation for the state of slightly less than the 1934 figure of The former assessed valuation fig ure was compiled as of Jan 1 1935 Division of the three point tax surplus will be the first of its kind among the counties since the law went into effect Last year the sec ond half of the state levy was can celed by the allocation of 58434 back to the counties No state levy was made this year since money for the operation of the state government was appropriated directly out of three point tax funds Will Be Collected In 1936 however a state levy again will be collected and tile en tire proceeds of the three point tax law except for relief and CCC appropriations will be allocated back to the counties Thus there will be two streams of cash one of property tax money flowing from he county treasurers to Des Moines and the other of three point tax funds flowing from Des Moines to Turn to Pace 5 Column 3 Drake Student Ends Life at Des Moines DES MOINES July 13 Charles A Belz 21 son of Mr and Mrs Clifford Belz ended his life in a wooded area in west Des Moines by attaching a hose to his automo bile exhaust pipe and inhaling the fumes He was a Drake university student No cause for the act was given Were On the Upgrade R J Leysen in DavenportTimes In another column of todays Times Ob server in his Market Trend quotes one of the most reliable market services as predict ing a bull market and urging upon its clients the heavy purchase of common stocks The steady advance of industrials is an index of the improvement of the country Increased factory production and larger dividends reg ister the expanding buying power of the na tion The cheapness of money is another bullish force W M Kiplinger whose weekly letter has wide circulation among business executives and others who seek reliable information and penetrative treatment of political and finan cial trends recently declared we ore about 40 per cent out of the depression While venturing the belief that two more years would be required to get the country back to something which will be called normal he forsees an upturn of business in August which may be expected to continue at an ac celerated pace through the fall There can be no question with crop pros pects as favorable as they now are that the farm income of the nation will be impressive ly greater than a year ago Public works and new private construction which will get well under way by fall must stimulate lines which have been most depressed Consumer purchasing power is not yet sufficient to convert all wants into orders writes Mr Kiplinger in the current issue of Nations Business but purchasing power will rise little by little here and there over the next six months the next year and the next two years Natural forces are greater than political forces Improved sentiment is everywhere to be found and this cannot but translate itself in those activities which spell recovery Chancellors WifeKilled in Accident VIENNA July 13 Aus trian cabinet decided tentatively to day to suggest to Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg that he quit office for an extended va cation as the re sult of an auto mobile accident today in which the chancellor was injured and his wife killed The chancel lors post would be taken b y Prince Ernst von S t a r h e m berg vice chancellor and leader of the Heimwehr the fascist militia army Frau von Schuschnigg was killed outright in the crash Their son Kurt Jr 9 years old was seriously hurt but is expected to live An official communique said that the chancellor and his wife were en route to their summer home at Elbesberg near Linz when the chauffeur appeared suddenly ill and lost control of the car It crashed into a tree SCHUSCHNIGG BREADBAKING IS DONE IN HOMES Strike Picketing Continues at Six Major Bakeries in Des Moines DES MOINES July 13 C Housewives and restaurant owners in a wide area of Iowa revued the old fashioned art of making home baked bread todayas the strike of union Des Moines bakers bread truck drivers and salesmen cut off their normal source of baked goods Picketing of the six major bak ing firms of the city continued to day but was without incident as bakery owners suspended business and adopted a policy of outidling the strikers Neither side made moves to bring the two day walkout under arbitra tion on the 250 union employes demand for closed shops Adopt Resolutions The Des Moines Master Bakers as sociation embracing owners of the affected plants adopted resclutions at a meeting late yesterday to ex plain to customers that due to cir mmstances which we are unable o control we will be unable to manufacture and deliver bread pro ducts to our customers Saturday Officials of the owners associa tion said that baked goods valued at between and 524000 vere distributed to customers yes terday despite the walkout ot driv ers and salesmen Stocks were de leted in all but one major concern today however as bakers joined n the strike Hospitals Get Bread To furnish bread to hospitals and relief agencies picketers allowed read made by nonunion employes to pass unmolested through the ines But the commercial delivery service here and in twothirds of he rest of the state where in Des Moines firms supply the bulk of baked goods was at a standstill Some retailers prepared to ship bread into Des Moines to serve weekend trade Flour sales in gro ceries shot upward and in most restaurants and hotels substitutes appeared for bread on the nenues Business boomed in small independ ent bakeries unmolested by pick eters Owners called a meeting today to decide on future plans The Colonial bakery today turned over a stock of bread to the Polk county emergency relief ad ministration SHERIFF STATE AGENT ACCUSED OF TAKING BRIBE 3 Suspended Sioux City Policemen Named on Conspiracy Count SIOUX CITY July 13 Agent C W McNaughton was in dicted by the Woodbury county grand jury today on a charge of ac cepting a bribe and Sheriff Ralph rlippey of Le Mars was named in wo indictments charging conspir acy and accepting a bribe Tlie jury in its zeport recom mended that removal proceedings be nstitutcd against Mayor W D Sayes whom the jury declared has inowledge of the lawless conditions existing in Sioux City and has aken no action such as is required by statute x x x It advised that the county attor ney file a petition immediately to remove the mayor Grounds cited were alleged wilful or habitual ne glect or refusal to perform official duties willful misconduct or malad ministration and corruption Charged With Assault Five men were charged with as sault with intent to commit murJer in connection with the beating of Mrs Leona Flaa a witness in a case not related to the graft inves tigation and involving instead an alleged disorderly house They were the womans husband Alvin Flaa Archie White Oscar Abraham Adam Bocain and Joe Abraham The indictments also charged Kirby Kerr Nile Luke and John Die bert suspended Sioux City police men with conspiracy Others named onthe same charge included Louis Seff and Bin Seff Sioux City res taurant operators and Sam Stevens About 45 defendants were report ed named by the grand jury in 14 indictments in a third partial report of its investigation of alleged graft and corruption in Iowa Jtecess for Month The same grand jury last week indicted Attorney General Edward L OConnor first assistant Atty ren Waller Maley and 18 others on gambling conspiracy charges The grand jury after submitting ts third report to Judge A 0 Wakefielcl recessed until Aug 19 McNaughton is the second state agent to be indicted by the present grand jury State Agent William Arthur is charged with perjury in connection with his testsimony about a party the attorney genera and others were claimed to have at tended His Letter Seized A letter addressed to McNaugh on and purportedly sent by C E Mayer who faces two indictments charging conspiracy was seized in a raid on the Mayer home here and was attached to a search warrant return It asked McNaughtons help in obtaining the writers appointment is a special liquor distributor n the state dispensing system and discussed the slot machine system n Plymouth county Mayer is an extensive operator of novelty vend ing and other machines Rippey set down Plymouth county a week ago it stated The thieves were invading it and steal ing cars etc to get the machines It was mostly competition so there was no other alternative to elim inate the chiselers He got 12 of their setups I am in hopes that in a couple of weeks we can go ahead Turn fo Iaec 2 rolimm 3 First Aid Booklet When accident befalls the home or camp a reliable first aid book let is invaluable To ease the in evitable summer toils 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 postage Use this coupon Daniel Buys Car but It Doesnt Last Long DILLON S Car July 13 Daniel Arch McCallum Negro had a roadside filling station and a 5 acre farm Along cnmc a stranger with a shiny automobile equipped with radio and gadgets The stranger wanted to settle and Daniel wanted to go places He went He went through a bridge railing What is left of the car sits in the river a monument to romance The Mason city GloheGazctto Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose six cents in coin carefully wrapped for the First Aid booklet Name Street Cily State Mail to Washington D ;