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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 15, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI MVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PKESS JU5ASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 151935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 235 lowans in Washington Blame Collapse of Etcher on Trying to Do Too Much ASH1NGTON July 15 Close friends of R e p r esentative Edward C Eich er DIa blame h i s recent col lapse on an ef fort to try to do too much for his country Only his fam ily knew the long hours he had been working in the months pre ceding the house vote on the util ity holding com pany bill where he played a lead ing role in defense of President Roosevelts aims but some of his colleagues he was work ing himself too hard After he went to bed to rest up from heart trouble which devel oped out of an attack of indigestion his friends learned what he had been doing as he pounded away on the utility bill and his pet cost of production legislation for the farm ers Jtestudied Bill Provisions Early in the morning he was at his office to attend to correspon dence For months the house inter state commerce committee of which he is a member began work daily at 10 a m on the holding company bill and he always was on hand Frequently it remained at work when the house was in session on minor matters Night after night Eicher went home to a little Wash ington apartment to study and re study provisions of the bill His typewriter was at work to 1 and Turn to Page 2 Column X MORGENTHAU DEFENDS F R PLAN Italy Mobilizes Another Army Division DENY POWER TO CONDEMN LANO Federal Court Rules Against Government on Public Housing Project CINCINNATI July 15 sixth district United States circuit court of appeals held today the fed eral government has no power to condemn land for use in public housing projects The court acted in sustaining Judge Charles I Dawson of Louis ville now retired from the bench who on January 4 held condemna tion for such a purpose to be illegal through failure to come within the governments power to condemn lands for public buildings parks fortifications or arsenals Directly affected is a housing project in Louisville Ky Indirectly however Secretary Ickes has said the suit here affect ed the entire housing program in some 40 cities Originating in Louisville the suit normally would have come to the court here on appeal but Secretary Ickes instead had it carried directly to the supreme court On March 11 however the government sought and obtained dismissal of its peti tion in that court in order to return the case here for decision its attor neys later appealing for early ac tion by this court on the ground de lay would create a chaotic condi tion in the carrying out of the en tire program of the federal emer gency administration of public works Judge Dawson ruled in sustaining a demurrer filed by Edward J Ger nert to condemnation proceedings seeking title to 120 parcels of prop erty in Louisville valued at 667 The project there contemplat ed housing for 460 families 77zWeather FORECAST IOWA Fair Monday night and Tuesday Little change in tem perature MINNESOTA Fair Monday night and Tuesday warmer Tuesday and in northeast Mon day night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 87 Minimum in Night 39 At 8 a m Monday IS Rainfall 03 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 85 Minimum in Night fit At 8 a m Sunday 72 July has entered its second half with almost an inch and a half de ficiency of rain The July normal moisture is 321 inches and up to this time only 11 of an inch has been recorded although 76 of an inch which fell on the final day of June will be credited to July 10000 PERSONS REPORTED DEAD AS DIKE BREAKS City in China Flooded as Wall of Water Leaps Through Breach HANKOW China July 15 Chinese advices estimated 10000 persons perished today when the flood waters of the Han river surged through a dike near Han yang and overwhelmed a large area of the thickly populated country side Members of a Chinese motorboat crew who saw the bursting of the dike while crossing the river brought back a vivid eyewitness account of the disaster It was a horrible sight one of them said A wall of water liter ally leaped through the breach sweeping everything befoie it houses livestock and humans Survivors Pitifully Few The survivors must have been pitifully few for the people were taken utterly by surprise and had no time to seek safety Twothirds of Hanyang itself ad jacent to Hankow was estimated to be under water The remainder of the city is situated on hills to which much of the populace fled while the water boiled and eddied about their homes The Han river flood has fax put stripped in severity the previous rampages of this river the district survived the disasters of 1870 and shattered by the seething torrents Further Rise Seen The water mark of the Yangtze river at Hankow dropped slightly late today but this city too was nenaced with the dikes already weakened by the pounding waters A further rise however was predicted The roaring stream has ripped a section 10 feet deep and onethird of a mile long from the Changkung dike principal bulwark protecting the city The city took on a great activity to forestall another disaster as alarms were sounded that the dike was disintegrating Authorities ordered thousands of coolies and refugees from other cities to work on repairs for the dike and the entire military garri son was summoned to the scene Make Last Stand Other thousands of workers be jan building a secondary defense iehind the weakened section of the dike We are making a last stand one official told the Associated Press If we fail Hankow is lost The American Passionist fathers here expressed concern for the safety of their mission Shen chow in flood besieged Hunan pro vince No word has been received from there for two weeks SHERIFF RIPPEY MAY BE OUSTED Plymouth County Board in Session After Plea of Not Guilty SIOUX CITY July 15 Plymouth county board of super visors was to meet this afternoon to consider possible suspension from office of Sheriff Ralph Rippey who Saturday was indicted on a charge of conspiracy by the Woodbury county grand jury graft investiga tors Rippey came to Sioux City this morning and entered a plea of not guilty to the charge before Judge A O Wakefield He then returned to Le Mars where it was under stood he was to be called before the supervisors to be questioned re garding his knowledge of slot ma chine operation in Plymouth county A special secret conference with the supervisors at Le Mars was re quested by Special Prosecutor H M Havner in a telephone conversation this morning with D S Twogood of Hinton chairman of the board The meeting was called for 3 p m Rippey was accused of conspiracy in a joint indictment naming him and Louie Meyers Le Mars cafe proprietor as defendants It is un derstood the indictment was based on testimony regarding slot machine operation Veteran Succumbs E J STONEBRAKER Stonebraker Formerlowa GAR Head HAMPTON July J Stone braker 87 former state commander of the Iowa department of G A R died at 6 oclock Monday morning He had been in poor health follow ing a stroke Mr Stonebraker was born at Mount Morris 111 Aug 7 1847 He enlisted at the age of 17 in the Fortysixth regiment Illinois infan try and served until the close of the Civil war He took part in three battles In his regiment were many boys most of whom were only 17 but passed as 18 H F Marsh Mr Stonebrakers captain was only 19 After the war he was married to his captains sis ter Miss Emma Marsh and two years later they came to Hampton They celebrated their sixtyseventh wedding anniversary last Novem er Surviving are the wife and chil dren L E Will E J Jr Mrs Gertrude Hinton and Mrs Nellie Typer of Hampton and Mrs Effis Typer of Polo 111 Mr Stonebraker who was a char ter member of the local G A R ost was a commander of the Iowa iepartment in 1926 The only Civil war veteran left n Hampton is Levi L Conner Dur ng this year four Civil war veter ans at Hampton have died Potential Dictator and Daladier Vie for French Leadership PARIS July 15 of Francois de La Rocque poten ial dictator and Eciouard Daladier alien premier disputed the leader ship of France today after gigantic but comparatively orderly Bastille day demonstrations over the issue of fascism The real test of strength appar ently was put off for some months jut both forces gave evidence of how the political right and left are massing into two rival camps The demonstrations overshadowed he national holiday one hundred fortysixth anniversary of he storming of the Bastille prison by revolutionaries although the people danced in the streets until dawn today as in customary on July 14 GUN OF OFFICER TAKEN FROM HIS HOME IN NIGHT Neighbors House Looted of and Rommers Car Stolen Deputy Sheriff Jack Deachs 38 Smith Wesson detective special revolver was stolen from his home while he slept Sunday night and his neighbors house was robbed of in cash and a roomers car was taken some time between oclock and 7 oclock Monday morn ing Local officers suspect three men who abandoned a 1935 black Olds mobile here Sunday which had been stolen at Hawarden after four homos had been ransacked there It is not konwn whether the Deach home 23 Fifth street north west or the home of Thelma Schwartz 421 Washington avenue northwest was entered first but en trance was gained to each in a sim ilar manner The screen of a base ment window was taken off from the Deach home and the screen of the dining room window from the Schwartz home He Loses Cigarets Besides the heavy frame revolver No 626204 Deputy Sheriff Deach lost a package of cigarets and his daughters purse was stolen The gun has a two inch blue finish bar rel and was loaded with new bul lets From the Schwartz home the prow lers obtained in cash and the keys to the car of Robert Knapp roomer The car was a 1933 Pontiac coach license number 176087 It was of light green color with dark fenders equipped with a radio and four new tires The motor number was 898666 and the serial number 782970 Car Abandoned Here The car stolen at Hawarden was abondoned north of Mason City about 8 oclock Sunday morning when it ran out of gasoline near the transient farm It wag not reported to the sheriffs office until about noon however Three men were seen to have left the car The abandoned car was returned to its owner Ed Lambertson Sunday evening Mr Knapp who lost the Mason City car had his auto in readiness to begin his vacation this week It had been freshly greased and put in readiness for long driving ALL UNITED STATES HAS MAIN SEAT TO SEE MOON ECLIPSE NEW YORK July 15 entire United States has the main seat tonight for a total eclipse of the first for the whole country since 1927 No one will have to stay up all night and most folks wont have to be up even late to see the eclipse The curving edge of the earths black shadow will cut into the side of the moon at p m Central Standard Time That is the moment when the moon touches a black cone the earths shadow which extends about 860000 miles out into space It will take the moon 57 minutes to pass completely into this black shadow cone Mrs Miller Names State Road Police DES MOINES July 15 Alex Miller secretary of state to day posted the names of the 50 pro bationary state highway patrolmen who will take to the highways to regulate Iowa traffic July 29 The men are Claude B Benedict Pomeroy Benjamin B Bentzinger Donncll son Lyman G Case State Center Robert Caviness Seymour William W Carter Sergeant Bluff James E Clapp Grundy Center Charles G Cole Boone Warren E Crane Waterloo Donald Danford Oak land Goetsch of Decorah Lyle W Dawson Fort Dodge Clarence B Day Glenwood Joe Dix on Albia Edgar C Faber Valley Junction Harold F Fisher Clar ion RusEell J Fisher Iowa City Mark W Flanagan Marcus James Gildroy Chariton James E Gilson Guthrie Center Jesse Goetsch De corah Merle R Hall Iowa City David Herrick Dakota City Richard C Hohl Comanche Herbert W Jen nings Boone Sigfred N Jespersen Collins James D Kegley Anamosa Lou Kreiger New Hampton Ken neth M Lochner Fort Dodge James R Machholz Burlington Everett B Martin Sioux City Rob ert G Martin Avoca William J Matias Cedar Rapids Carl F Meinhard Storm Lake Lloyd L Meyer Colwell Oran H Pape Du buque Robert W M Reese SchleS wig West of Klemme Herbert G Reynolds Des Moines Kermith W Rhoades Marerigo C Richardson Tama Sam uel J R Shaffer Beacon John L Smith Sioux City Albert E Ster zing Des Moines Claude Shearer Des Moines Stuart A Stringham Dexter Kenneth M Thornberry Pocahontas Wayne E Ulm Des Moines Henry J Weber Clinton George C Weeks Hampton Joseph C West Klemme Floyd R Wil liams Des Moines and Carl Wiuff Atlantic Twentyfive other men who went through the training period will be placed on a reserve list from which replacements will be chosen as they are needed Two Football Players Among those selected were two former University of Iowa football stars Oran Pape and Russell Fisher Mrs Miller said the selections were made on the basis of person ality appearance physical condi tion ability to ride a motorcycle knowledge of firearms physical combat methods first aid and court procedure grades in written and oral examinations and ratings and recommendations of instructors The force will remain in training for a week under Chief John Hat tery and Assistant Chiefs Harry Nestle and E A Conley Beginning July 22 the men will start conducting examinations of those seeking new drivers licenses and making trial patrols covering a territory about Des Moines The men on reserve are Men on Reserve M B Calhoun Sloan Harry A Cloud Red Oak Gus D Carroll Victor Chester S Cornelius Cedar Rapids Leslie F Ducommun Cleg horn Donald M Freeland Des Moines George D Gee Shenan doah Adolph Hallgren Garden Grove Claude R Hoff Wall Lake John D Kemler Cedar Rapids Ev erett L Kiltz Magnolia Raymond E Lear Jewell Arthur J Naughton Pocahontas Francis tlnrn tn 2 Column JI Sn Constructive Vein C J Johnston in Ofruniwo Courier With the work relief peak reached in May the number of Wapello county families on those projects as well as direct relief is showing a gradual decrease In the last six weeks 150 persons have left work relief rolls with ten to thirty now eliminating themselves from the work payrolls each week Most of them are finding other employ ment This gives a better flavor to the entire relief situation as it exists locally Similar conditions are being encountered elsewhere over the state Direct relief cases have been cut too because their beneficiaries have found employment Workrelief rolls have carried more than 1200 names for some time and are now down to a little more than 1000 Events at Washington are not conducive to forwardlooking hopes or measures of a constructive nature but in spite of that there are a number of items to be qienned from over the nation which help to offset the op pressiveness of the capital atmosphere Take the steel industry for instance It is basic and the Iron Age reports anything but gloom in the outlook there The furniture industry is another case in point of one branch of manufacturing activity that is com ing back strong Of course the situation as regards automobile building and selling is well known Not including relief payments income of the American people in the first five months of this year was one and onequarter billions greater than for the same period in 1934 the figures for May being the best for that month since 1930 Incidentally it is pointed out that the increase in income was greater than the rise in the cost of living There are bright spots if we look for them This may be taken in any situation local or national IL DUCE ORDERS 10 BUILT AT ONCE War With Ethiopia Seen Certain as Emperor Rejects Claims By ANDRE BERDING ROME July 13 war between Italy and Ethiopia in creasingly regarded as inevitable Premier Bcnito Mussolini today ordered the mobilization of anoth er regular army division and the creation of an additional uivision of blackshirt militia II Duce ordered the immediate construction of ten new submarines An official communique which announced the new preparations for possible hostilities in East Africa said the accelerated rhytlim of military preparation by Ethiopia forces us to proceed with additional measures of military character Five Army Divisions Todays orders brings the num ber of regular army divisions des tined for East Africa to five Five blackshirt divisions also have been created This means Italy will have at least 250000 men for service against Ethiopia should war be gin The communique said II Duce had called out specialists and technical experts of the classes of 1909 1910 and 1912 and summoned new quo tas of pilots and specialists for the airforce Earlier the opinion was express ed that war was certain following Emperor Haile Selassies statement that Ethiopia would not accept an Italian zone of influence or con struction of a railroad through Ethiopia Wants Much More Authoritative sources pointed out that Italy wants much more than these two a total that if the Ethiopian emperor refuses small concessions he would also reject the larger one Emperor Haile Selassies state ment made Saturday to the New York Times aroused recollections of his protest to the league of na tions over the AngloItalian treaty of 1925 granting Italy a zone of in fluence in Ethiopia and the right to construct a railroad from Somali land to Addis Ababa HarJem Plans Ballj NEW YORK July 15 days increasing prospects of armed conflict between Italy and Ethiopia iound Harlem girding for participa ion in a defense of Africa for the Africans The Pan African Reconstruction association with headquarters in New Yorks colony of 400000 Ne roes announced plans for a gigan tic rally in which residents will be a chance to pledge their lives in the service of Emperor Haile Se lassie of Ethiopia No date has been set Called Death Buyer In Chicago police station where she is alleged to have confessed hiring a Chinese to kill Krvin Lang her soninlaw for Mrs Blanche Dunkle is pictured above The confession stated Mrs Ounkel bargained with a vvhife woman who was living with a Chinese to have Lang removed Langs legless and otherwise mulilihited body was found on i prairie near Hani niond Ind One police theory was that Mrs Dunkcl blamed Lung for her daughters recent death Throws Blind Girl From Window to Her Death as Mercy Act BOSTON July 15 R Wells 30 year old blind accordion st was accused today by police of laving thrown his partly blind partner Hazel Martin 25 to death rom a third floor window of a Boa ion hotel The Police Inspector Harry Pierce said Wells ormerly of Detroit admitted throw ng the girl from the window as an act of mercy BELIEVE WRONG COUPLE IS HELD Chinese Laundryman White Woman Seized in Lang Murder Case ROCKFORD 111 July 15 A Chinese laundryman and his white woman companion were being held here today as suspects in the butch er slaying of Ervin Lang young Chicago grocery clerk but police said they believed it to be a case of mistaken identity The two were taken into custody last night after they had driven through the business district of ON THEIR WAY HERE A couple reported to resemble the fugitives had asked directions to Mason City at a Madison Wis filling station Saturday Local po lice were notified Rockford Recalling that Chicago police were seeking Mrs Evelyn Smith former burlesque dancer and Harry Jung Chinese believed to be her husband in the slaying of Lang detectives brought the pair to the police station The suspects indignantly denied they were Jung and Mrs Smith and gave Madison Wis address At Madison it was found that persons of the names given by the suspects and answering to their descriptions resided at the addresses given Fur Spaceless Universe Built of Energy Is New Theory PHILADELPHIA July 15 huge electric energy as A new theory that visions a space speeding up and ess universe built of energy alone slowing down ivas projected from the field of Energy at maximum is like the nedicine into the world of physics fan blades at high speed Dr Asnis oday to challenge Prof Albert Ein says Neither can be detected bv teins latest conception of matter the eye Energy slows down just a two sheets of space bridged by like tiie fan however and evcntu n atom ally becomes visible as matter Energy and matter are forms of Although contradicting the Ein he same thing and space is dis sten belief that space and matter arded in this new concept advanc are similar Dr Asnis agrees with d by a noted pathologist Dr Eu the famous Germans statement ene J Asnis that science must RO beyond math Abandoning mathematics the ematics to find the answer to the hcorv likens the universe to a riddle of life SAYS GOLD SUIT BAR WOULD NOT HIT U S CREDIT Court Decision Threat to Public Construction of Houses WASHINGTON July 15 The legislation which President Roosevelt wants to protect the gov ernment from damage suits grow ng out of nullification of the gold payment clause in its contracts was defended today by Secretary Mor jenthau He said in a letter to Chairman Fletcher of the senate banking ommittee that the administrations iroposal to close the coiuts against such suits should have no noticeable effect on the governments credit or prices of securities Home com mittee members had expressed fear he step might tend to impair pub ic faith in government bonds Legal Threat Arises A formidable legal threat arose meanwhile to another new deal pol construction of low cost housing Secretary Ickes acknowledged hat a decision by the circuit court of appeals at Cincinnati barring federal condemnation of land for such purposes would restrict the bousing program which PWA has under way in many cities He said however it would be ontinued within the limits set by the decision Lobbying for and against the util ity holding company bill continued to engage the attention of con gressional investigators Asked to Testity Nine house members asked to testify before the house rules com mittee regarding the charge of Rep recentative Brewster R Maine that Thomas Corcoran RFC attor ney told Brewster that the Passa maquoddy tideharnessing project in main would be stopped if he did not vote for abolition of some hold ing companies in line with the pres idents wishes A bill by senator Wagner D N Y to permit only iracticing attorneys to appear before the executive departments in con nection with cliams taxes and the ike was rejected tentatively by he senate judiciary committee on the ground it would bar many ex perts from carrying out legitimate tasks Administration amendments to jroaden the powers of the AAA and bolster it against court attacks were up for debate again in the Discuss Liquor Bill The house worked on miacel aneous legislation while its ways and means committee turningtem porarily from the Roosevelt tax jrogram discussed a new liquor ontrol bill William Phillips acting secretary f state said at a press conference hat the new sovietAmerican trade agreement would cause no relaxa ion of American efforts to settle ipprorfrnately of debts contracted in this country by the imperial and Kerensky govern ments Retired Minister Dies SIOUX CITY July 15 Rev Charles D Gearhart 71 re tired Congregationalist minister died here after a lingeringillness He had held pastorships in Denver Pierce Nebr and Belle Fourche S Dak 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 postage Use this coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose six cents In coin carefully for the First Aid booklet Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C ;