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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 17, 1935, Mason City, Iowa 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI 1TVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE Long Range Forecaster Browne Tells Why Floods Arrived This Year MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 171935 NO 237 CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON July 17 CPA long ago as last February Herbert Janvrin Browne known for his long range weather forecasting pre dicted a season ol cloudbursts and c o n s e q u ent floods New Tork re cently and the midwest earlier already have had their share and Forecaster Browne looks for more He ex plains When certain solar and lunar conditions coincide such phen omena are to be expected Other factors weigh in the equation also but these two are a peculiar lunar tidal pull and just the right stage of the sunspot cycle occurring simultaneously They prevail at present The interval between these co incidences is readily calculable says Forecaster Browne It is approximately of 56 years duration The last season to resemble the present one was in 1878 Like this one it was preceded by widespread drought Then there followed a win ter of unprecedentedly heavy snows then a summer of violent rain hail and high winds Gradually year by year these manifestations tapered off to dry weather of the last year or two or three or four in some areas Start Fresh Cycle Now we are starting on a fresh cycle Of course natures doings of to day are emphasized by mans ac tivities in the last twothirds of a century In the west where the thick tough turfwas capable of soaktoK up a heavy rainfall the soil S baked hard after the drought in cm era Water runs off from it as from a china plate and swells the streams to overflowing The easts rough terrain always has been subject to freshets Poured ETHIOPIA PREPARES FOR DEFENSE County Attorney Enters Crofoot Ouster Case into steep narrow valleys the rain when it falls in torrents naturally seeks its level deep and violently Tne beaver once a wonderful influ ence in the restraint of floods is nearly extinct His dams largely controlled floods Little timber is Turn to Pase 3 Column 21 SCOTTTOHEAR REMOVAL CASE Davenport Judge Appointed to Preside at Hearing in Sioux City DES MOINES July 17 Justice James Kintzinger today named District Judge W W1 Scott of Davenport as a special judge to proceedings D Hayes hear the removal brought against W mayor of Sioux City Appointment of a judge from out side of Woodbury county district was asked by H M Havner special prosecutor for the Woodbury county grand jury which has indicted more than two score persons including Atty Gen Edward L OConnor and his assistant Walter Maley in con nection with its investigation of gambling and graft in Iowa Removal of Mayor Hayes was recommended by the grand jury which declared Hayes had knowl edge of alleged vice conditions in Sioux City and of the protection payoff the grand jury charges ex isted Hayes was suspended Monday by the district court A hearing was tentatively scheduled for Aug 1 Havner and Ole Naglestad an other grand jury special prosecutor have been authorized by Woodbury supervisors as special prosecutors against the Sioux City mayor AMENDMENT TO CHARGES TELLS OF MORE FAULTS District Court Will Be Called on to Suspend City Manager New developments in the removal proceedings against City Manager E H Crofoot Wednesday were 1 Entry of County Attorney Frederick B Shaffer as the prose cuting attorney in the case 2 Plans to ask the suspension of the city manager at a district court hearing Thursday 3 Preparation of an amendment to the ouster petition alleging fur ther acts of the city manager sub stantiating charge of maladminis tration in office Has Been in Touch The county attorney comes into the case by statutory provision that he shall prosecute ouster proceed ings of this character The Crofoot ouster matter how ever is not new to the county at torney who has been in touch with developments since May 27 when H B Davis one of the five residents of the city who brought the action came to his office with statements on the situation Since then Mr Shaffer has been in consultation with members of the city council and has been awaiting action by the council on the filing1 of ousterproceedings Hedid not know the ouster proceedings had been started until he learned of the fil ing of the petition by Mr McEnaney he said To Ask Suspension County Attorney Shaffer and Mr McEnaney stated they planned to ask the suspension of Mr Crofoot by a district judge Thursday At that time it will be up to the judge Father Jailed as to whether immediate suspen sion mil take place In any event a time for hearing on the case will be set between 10 and 20 days in the future When the date for the hearing is set Mr Crofoot will be served with a notice The county attorney was at work Wednesday preparing an amend ment to the petition in which fur ther acts of alleged maladministra tion will be presented Because he borrowed 21 cents from a neighbor to make up for money he was unable to collect on his magazine route 12 year old John Eszes Jr of El Monte Cat suffered a merciless on his bare back with an oil soaked rope in the hands of his father As a result John Eszes Sr is spending 90 days in jail Hitler Out to See That AntiSemitic Riots Dont Occur BERLIN July 17 fuehrer Hitler himself it was learned today patrolled the Kur fuerstendamm last night to see that there was no new outbreak of anti semitic rioting Der Fuehrer twice rode up and down the fashionable thoroughfare in an automobile He was dressed in a white raincoat and white travel ing cap and was accompanied by adjutants and secret service men Hitler made the personal survey it was said to assure himself that firm steps were being taken to prevent a repetition of Mondays disturbances TfeWeather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair in south portion possibly local thunder showers in north portion Wed nesday night or Thursday Not so warm Thursday in northwest por tion MINNESOTA Probably local thundershmvers Wednesday night or Thursday cooler Thursday and In northwest Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather firuros for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Wednesday morning Tuesday Minimum in Night in At 8 A M 76 DWAN GRUMMON CHOSEN DEPUTIES Succeed Deach and Studer as Assistants to Sheriff The appointment of Cal E Dwan former employe of the Ideal Amer ican Laundry and Stuart N Gnun mon captain of H company of the national guard as deputy sheriffs was announced by Sheriff J M Robertson Wednesday These men will succeed J B Deach and Max Studer as deputies The sheriff said he will not be able to get a successor to J W Wallace as finger print expert It may be necessary he said to hire the for mer deputy on a part time basis for the present to keep up the finger print records Deputy Dwan began his duties Wednesday morning Mr Grummon will start his work as deputy Thursday morning Mr Grummons appointment fol lowed the circulation of a petition by him among the lawyers with a generous signing Efforts however to obtain American Legion sanc tion or support for his candidacy were unavailing Consumer Buying Power Cause of Hog Price Boost Extension Economists Hold Scanty Chicago Supply Was Secondary AMES July recent bulge n hog prices which today pushed the Chicago top to high est point in five due primarily to a minor increase in con sumer buying power and secondarily to the scanty hog supplies say ex tension economists at Iowa State college The low level of consumer buying power has been like a wet blankel on the price of hogs in recent weeks explain the economists Last week the blanket lifted a little fresh pork prices advanced and hog prices re sponded immediately The slowing down of the market during the latter part of the week indicated that hog prices had over shot the mark set by pork prices the economists say Hog slaughter under federal in spection in June was the smallest for that month since 1895 and amounted to only 1800000 head market reports show This is a de crease of 16 per cent from May slaughter and more than 50 per cent less than the June kill of 1934 While numbers were smaller av erage weights were heavier than a year ago so that the actual reduc tion in pork tonnage was not as large as the slaughter figures indi cate the economists assert High priced corn and plentiful pastures are combining to send hogs to market showing the effect of con siderable grass with resultingly poorer quality carcasses SLOTMAWE CHARGES MADE SEYMOUR July 17 Griffin city councilman said today that the city council at a meeting last night asked the mayor and marshal of Seymour to resign be cause of alleged dealings with slot machine operators Mrs Waley Given Term of 20 Years FEDERAL BUILDING TA COMA Wash July 17 Margaret Thulin Walcy 19 con victed in the George Wcyerhaeusc kidnap case last Saturday was sen tcnccd by U S District Judge E E Cushman today to serve 20 years in the fedcjal detention farm a Milan Mich Judge Cushman denied her mo tion for an arrest of judgment and a new trial after overruling the governments objections to the mo tions being filed more than three days after her conviction Chief Defense Counsel John F Dore submitted his motions with out any more argument than he had made during the trial last week No Sign of Emotion Mrs Waley showed no outward sign of emotion when called to the bar for sentencing She stood mute when Judge Cushman asked her if 9he had anything to say why sen tence should not be pronounced Neither the government nor d ense attorneys made any recom mendations about the sentence Mrs Waley had tried twice to plead guilty to the Lindbergh law onspirac3 and kidnaping counts un der which she and her husband Harmon M Waley and their fugi ive codefendant William Dainard ilias Mahan were indicted She aid Saturday she was satisfied with he conviction verdict and U S Marshal A J Chitty said she told him before the jury came in that she hoped that jury wont acquit e Busband in Prison Her husband pleaded guilty last month and was sentenced to 45 in prison Waley has started his sentence at McNeil Island fed ral prison near here Department of justice gents are sressing their search for Dainard He was last seen June S at Butte itont when he abandoned an au omobile and of the ansom with which Mr and Mrs J Weyerhaeuser Jr brought back heir nineyearold son the night f May 30 FIVE YEARS IN GARRET PRISON Womans Explanation Is Her Husband Didnt Like My Cooking PHILADELPHL4 July 17 1F Gray haired and hollow eyed her body wasted to less than 70 pounds Anna Van Cleve stared up from a hospital cot today and offered de tectives her only explanation for five years spent locked in a garret prison with only scraps for food My husband didnt like my cook ing she whispered She looked all of 80 is the detectives found her on a bed in a lonely third story room bereft of light by boarded windows and nailed down shades Her eyes were sunken deep in her head and her skin hung on her bones Sores pocked her face and hands An old black dress was wound about her tacked with safe ty pins She clutched bread crusts in each hand A cup of water and a bucket were on the floor Beside the bed the room was furnished with a chair The door was locked She was too weak to walk so they carried her to an ambulance and sped her to morals court and then to a hospital Her husband William 54 year old window washer and his sister Catherine 57 were arrested She was dirty Van Cleve said She was filthy And I wanted my sister to do the cooking He denied his wife was impris oned saying she stayed in the gar ret voluntarily Police said he made no effort to explain her condition ROOSEVELT HAS NO INTENTION OF BACKWARD STEP Farm Administration to Continue Until High Court Rules WASHINGTON July 17 Confronted by an AAA setback in the courts and congressional crit icism of his foreign trade and tax programs President Roosevelt gave assurance today that he has no in tention of taking a backward step He expressed belief at his regular press conference 1 That the farm administration will continue to function at least until a final supreme court ruling on the legality of its processing taxes 2 That his tax program should le enacted before the present con adjourns 3 That trade agreements recently legotiated with soviet Russia and Brazil will result in increased em ployment in this country Would Strengthen AAA The president said also that it vould be a good thing if pending egislation designed to strengthen he AAA and protect it against fur her court setbacks were passed Simultaneously Secretary Mor renthau went before a senate com niltee to defend an administration bill which would block damage suits growingout of another new deal devaluation The treasuryChief said this legis ation would improve the govern ments credit by removing the pos iibility of a deluge of damage mits by holders of federal gold lause bonds Drop Processing Tav The senate today voted 49 to 33 0 strike out of the AAA bill a 35 ents a bushel processing tax on laxseed This vote came after the senate ad agreed to limit debate on the egislation The price fixing provis ion of the bill was approved yester day 4038 On both sides of the capitol com mittees pressed investigations into lobbying for and against the util ity holding bill Senate investigators heard addi tional testimony that R P Herron bond salesman for the Associated Gas and Electric company sent several hundred antiutility bill tel egrams to members of congress signed with names taken from the City directory of Warren Pa Maine Project Held Up Roy T Haines a secretary to Representative Brewster RMei told the house rules committee that Dr Harry Cory of the PWA in JAMES M BECK Says High Court to Rule Against Processing Taxes Beck Wonders What Redress Processors Will Have in That Case formed him nothing would be done on the Passamaquoddy Maine tide harnessing project until the holding company bill was out of the way Brewster has accused Thomas Cor coran RFC attorney of threaten ing to stop construction of the pro ject unless he voted as President Roosevelt wished While Secretary Morgenthati was at the capitol outlining plans for extensive new borrowing the trea sury made public figures showing the federal debt had crossed 29 000000000 to a new peak Other developments Sent to Conference The TVA amendments bill vas sent to conference by the house Hope that some American manu facturers would be prosecuted for llegally shipping munitions to Boli via was expressed before the house foreign affairs committee by a state department representative labor committee ap proved a bill to estabish a 30 hour week and prevent child labor in ini dustries sending products into in terstate commerce The McCarran bill to repeal the iO per cent tax on silver transac ions was approved by the senate agriculture committee LOS ANGELES July 17 Former Congressman James M Beck of Pennsylvania today told the American Bar association that it seemed probable the supreme court wi rule the processing tax a clear violation of the constitution Declaring that nearly a billion dollars have been taken from one class of the community by the sec reary of agriculture for the bene fits of another class the former solicitor genera said If the law shall be hereafter invalidated what will the processors have the farmers be made to pay back the benefits which they have received or is it conceivable that the government would ever repay the billion dollars The United States circuit court of appeals at Boston yesterday held the processing tax to be unconstitu tional Another NRA development was produced by the associations com merce committee which reported legislation along the fundamental principles of the NRA but clearly limited to subjects within the inter state commerce jurisdiction of the federal government and supple mented by regulation of intrastate 25 Workers Kept Out by Union Labor DES MOINES July 17 hundred Des Moincs labor union members met 25 men who arrived here this morning aboard a train from St Louis marched them to the labor temple held them until return train time and saw that they left the city Union leaders said the rncn were imported as strike breakers in the Des Moincs bakery strike George Comfort secretary and at torney for the Master Bakers as sociation declared however I know nothing about the importa tion of 25 men and know of no plan by the master bakers to bring men to DCS Moines to work Closed Since Friday The majority of the union men who balked what they considered ef forts to import strike breakers have been picketing the plants of six ma jor Des Moines bakeries where union bakers and drivers struck for a closed shop The plants have not operated since Friday A A Ahner St Louis attorney for George Baldwin employing agent of the Organization which brought the men here said these men have no connection with the bakery strike They were brought GENERAL ORDER TO MOBILIZE IS EXPECTED SOON See Lifting of British Ban on Exports of Armaments here for Des Moines businessmen to guard erty Des Moines business prop business by state highly desirable statutes is The foreign divorce problem was brought before the association by Hamilton Vreeland Jr professor of law at the Catholic university Washington D C He recommended uniformity of divorce laws to stop the chaotic social condition under which he declared a person may be legally wedded in one state but if divorced and remarried mav be committing adultery and bigamy in the next Ruled Unconstitutional PHILADELPHIA July 17 Judge William H Kirkpatrick in the U S district court ruled unconsti tutional today that part of the ag ricultural adjustment act which del egates to the secretary of agricul ture the power to levy processing taxes The ruling was made in a suit by F G Vogt and Sons Inc Philadel phia meat packers who challenged he processing tax on hogs and ask ed for an injunction against its collection The Vogt firm owes in unpaid processing taxes Ten other meat packing firms pe titioned the court in similar suits Hogs sold for on the Chicago market one day last week the highest price since October 1930 almost five years ago The price touched 51030 Tuesday This is the best news Iowa farmers have heard in many months While the markets may flucu ate considerably there is every reason to be lieve that the boost in prices is a definite turn upward Packers in an endeavor to fight the Spencer Daily Reporter steadily increasing prices on hogs have drawn liberally on storage supplies farmers noting the increase in price have refrained from selling with consequently light receipts and the demand for hogs has increased With a setup of this sort there is plenty of assurance that hogs while they may not command as good a price consistently as they do now wil not fall to the low price levels of other years 11 Escape Unhurt in Crash of Air Liner BUSH1RE Persia July 17 An air liner employed on the route between the Netherlands East In dies and the Netherlands forced down on a beach six miles from here crashed today when it at tempted to take off again and was destroyed by fire The eleven occu pants including seven passengers escaped unhurt 20 Injured in Blast at Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA CITY July 17 P persons were injured three seriously by an xplosion at the Wilson and company plant here today John Connolly Jr labor attorney here said Ahner told him the men were imported for an impending situation but did not explain what that situation was Sent to Des Moines Several of the St Louis men said they had been sent to Des Moines by Industrial Investigators Inc and were told they could find work here The union men were assembled a the railroad station as the train pulled in The clustered about it shouting catcalling and threatening what they would do to strike breakers Six police officers also were at the station Union leaders accompanied by an officer boarded the train told the St Louis men they were not going to stay long in Des Moines and asked them to line up for the march to the Des Moines labor temple sur ounded by the union workers Complain of Hunger The importations did not protest Their principal complaint while held at tne labor temple was that thev were hungry They declared they had no idea there was a bakery strike here denied they were strike break ers and assured union leaders they did not want to take away an other mans job Al Rucker who said he represent ed industrial investigators Inc de clared the men did not know what they were getting into We were told he declared to come to Des Moines for jobs We were to get in touch with Bill Bald win our local labor representative at a hotel here None of these men are bakers They didnt know ioout the strike Agree to Return All the St Louis delegation agreed readily to return to St Louis after Connolly told them Men go back to St Louis If you cant get work down there why dont you organize so that you can No man will ever come from Des Moines to St Louis to take another mans job Baldwin went to the labor temple and arranged transportation back to St Louis for the men Several DCS Moines union leaders accompanied the St Louis delega tion They said they would go as fat as Burlington to see that the men did not disentrain in Iowa They also asked union railroad men to notify Des Moines labor headquar ters if any other delegations were observed headed for this city BARBElSllNIN OUBUQUE AFFRAY Assistant in Hospital After Firing Bullet Through His Head DUBUQUB July 17 Dfflan 30 a barber was shot and killed and John Jeez his assistant is in a hospital in a critical condi tion the result of a shooting affray here this morning Dolan was shot while he was shaving a customer Jeez then left the barber shop and went to a nearby park where he fired a bullet through his hrad An argument over a gambling packing j debt is brlievrd to IIRVC been re i sponsible for the shooting ADDIS ABABA July 17 An order for general mobilization of Ethiopian warriors was expected by authoritative sources today to be issued by Emperor Haile Selassie tomorrow when he addresses parlia ment Expectation of the order spread as the foreign ministry announced that the Ethiopian minister to Paris had been instructed to adhere to the international Red Cross conven tion Defensive military preparations became increasingly apparent Organization of an Ethiopian na tional Red Cross began while this capital despite heavy rainfall took en the aspect of an immense mili tary training ground Drilling Is Undertaken Extensive drilling was undertaken eagerly by all classes of people Streets and squares were being used day and night even government de i partments going on parttime work to permit drilling The chatter of machine guns and boom of artillery were heard as troops plunged into practice maneu rs Other troops were being dis patched to the frontiers while those remaining behind and arriving for training were receiving new arms khaki uniforms and instruc tions in war tactics Provisions Accumulated Caravans and truck and train transports were organized Stores of provisions were accumulated Orders given to the troops were not divulged nor was any informa tion available as to the number of soldiers Neutral residents stepped aside peacefully in the martial atmo sphere as authorities exercised ex treme vigilance for any foreign spies BRITISH AFRICA FORCES FAKTIALLY REDISTRIBUTED LONDON July 17 VlacDonald colonial secretary told he house of commons today that real Britains military forces in Kenya which borders on both Ethi opia and Italian Somaliland have been partially redistributed in view of the possible contingencies of the rentier MacDonald said that it was considered unnecessary to rein orce them however for the nres He said the government was in onsultation with the acting gov rnor of Kenya and was keeping a vatch on developments Reply to Queslion His statement was in reply to a uestion from the floor of the ouse concerning the British gov ernments steps to protect the Ken ya border in the event of hostilities in Ethiopia Usually well informed quarters hinted the British government may soon permit the legitimate ship ment of arms to Ethiopia following i receipt of communication1 from Emperior Haile Selassie of the frican empire It was aid that the emperor had sent official documents from Adrtis Ababa to his empires Turn In Pose 1 Column 3 COOL SNACKS Tempting cool tidbits for swelter ing afternoons tax the resources of the housewife these days Let our Washington information bureau as sist you with a timely booklet of recipes for inviting salads and sand wiches Also a section on homemads soups including the jellied varieties tavored on torrid July days This landy household service booklet car ries more than 100 tested recipes Enclose six cents to cover cost hand ing and postage Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic 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