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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI KIVB CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PIUSSS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 25 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 244 Pioneering Is Fizzle Stewart Says Those Who Succeed Go Voluntarily By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON July 25 CPA pioneer ing in Alaska evi dently is a fizzle The Matan uska Valley col ony is reported in a violent state ofdiscontent again It was In a similar state once before and that time it waa hushed up but it doesnt stay hushed The say they cant stand the hard ships Yet Alaskan Territorial Delegate Anthony J Dimond describes their kind of pioneering as pioneering de luxe Americans use to be able to pioneer Living as a small boy on the edge of what then was Dakota ter ritory I saw them settle that area at a time when much of it was as unfinished as Alaska is now They lived in sod houses they broke the prairie for the first time The cli mate there is as severe as the Ma tanuska Valleys And they didnt even realize that they were experi encing hardships In more recent years they seem to have lost the ability to stand the gaff AH Fail Now Since the beginning of the World war I have seen three attempts at wholesale colonization made in more favorable open spaces than old time Dakota and probably more fa vorable than the Matanuska Val ley with which Im not personally familiar They all failed The scene of these attempts was the South American Chaco a good country with a rich virgin soil well TJateredVandnptexcesslyeJy though it is just as natureraade it The settler not only must build his own house he must provide his own building materials He must bake his own bricks cut his own timber dig his own well He must do without telephone or radio or elec tric lights or sanitary plumbing He must create his own civilization and 100 per cent of his improvements These wouldbe colonists simply wouldnt do it Indeed probably they couldnt do it They would have died if they had stayed They were too soft Led by Kickard The late Tex Rickard led the first party into the Argentine Chaco It was about 300 strong and well equipped Tex had a concession from the Argentine government and planned to build a cattle and cotton empire in central South America About half a dozen of his recruits stuck it out and have done well The remainder deserted and went home Tex lost on the venture Alfalfa Bili Murray tried it in the Bolivian Chaco His followers left him bodily within a few months The third group were Mennonites mostly from Saskatchewan Pa cifists they had been greatly Out raged by their Canadian neighbors treatment of them during the war A Norwegian promoter of the name of Fred Engen offered to find a new home for them in the Para guayan Chaco Whats the use said the Mejinonites Presently Paraguay will have a war too As it has Leave that to me said Engen and he got a law passed by the Paraguayan congress exempting Mennonites from customs or other taxation for 10 years and from mil itary service in perpetuity Flock to Banner Thereupon the Mennonites flocked to his banner Engen planned a migration of 60 000 souls a steamboat line up the Rio de la Plata and Parana and Paraguay rivers and a railroad into the Chaco One would think that those Sas katchewan Mennonites should have Turn to Pace 3 Column 2 ISMISS CROFOOT OUSTER CASE Iowa Sheriffs Hear Mason City Police Chief TheWeather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday probably local thundershowers in north portion continued warm MINNESOTA Local showers or thunderstorms probable Thurs day night or Friday warmer Fri day along Lake Superior and cooler In extreme northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 89 Minimum in Night 8 At 8 A JI Thursday 75 UTILITY OFFICER SAYS SON GAVE BOX OF CIGARS House Committee Demos Tentatively Agree on New Tax Bill WASHINGTON July 25 Senate investigators demanding to know if a public utility executive had given a small box to some one just prior to the house vote on the utility holding company bill were told today that the executives son had given a box of cigars to Rcpre sentative Patton D Texas John W Carpenter president of the Texas Power and Light com pany testified his eldest son John had presented the cigars severa days before the house voted against the administrationfavored proposal to abolish certain holding com panics for Lobbying Meanwhile the house rules com mittee investigating lobbying for and against the utilities bill received testimony from Hugh S Magill president of the American Fedcra tion of Utilities Investors that the organization spent in the last six months in the interest of the millions of investors it repre sents Of this amount he said was spent against the utilities bill and part of the remainder against the Tennessee valley amendments A tentative agreement on a hew tax bill toraise around 000 a year but which does not in elude the intercorporation dividend tax proposed by the president was reached by house ways and means committee democrats Heavier Income Taxes The tentative measure would put iieavier taxes on all individual in comes over inheritances over 550000 left to close of kin th profits that a corporation makes S or 10 per cent on its capital and on corporation income The tentative decision to include the last if it is not overthrown sub sequently is a partial victory for the president He proposes that the present flat 13 per cent tax on all corporation income be replaced with a graduated levy ranging from 10 to IB Chairman Doughton CDN C of the committee asserted that the range probably will be much nar rower than from 134 to 14 Guffey Bill Argued While the Guffey bill to set up a little NRA for the bituminous coal industry remained locked in a house committee representatives of Ap Tllrn to Page 3 Column fl The Bounty Which Is North Iowa in July ITALY PROPOSES CONSULTATIONS British Decide to Bar Arms Shipment ot Both Italy and Ethiopia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An authoritative source in Rome said the Italian government has asked Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia to renew the consultation of the ItaloEthiopian conciliation commission which recently ad journed in the Netherlands It was added however that the Italians wanted the commission lo confine itself to border incidents while the Ethiopians insisted the question of boundaries be taken up The Italian legation in Addis Ababa arranged to transport the 46 civilian Italians who remain in the Ethiopian capital out of the city A new note again requesting ur gently a session of the council of the league of nations was received from Ethiopia a short time after the publication of an Italian note blaming Ethiopia for the break down in conciliation efforts The British government has de cided to forbid the exportation of arms and ammunition to both Italy and Ethiopia the house of commons was officially informed Sir Samuei Hoare foreign secre tary explained however that a treaty with Eehiopia gave that country the right to receive arm shipments across territory owned of controlled by the British empire The foreign affairs committee of the Belgian senate was informed that Belgium will ban arms ship ments to Ethiopia Floods tornadoes droughts and other things may hamper the growth of crops in other parts of the United States but in North Iowa farm ers are harvesting the most bountiful crop of small grains seen in this section in many years Just the right amount of rain ind sunshine have contributed to an harvest Above are shown several scenes of farm life in this section of North Iowa In the upper left Is a farm eret standing in corn which almost submerges her Most of the corn is at the tassel stage A field of barley is pictured in the upper right view the picture having been taken on a farm north of Mason City In the lower left scene is a farmer shocking oats In the lower right picture is Arthur Fickford GlobeGazette editor standing in a field oC waisthigh wheat near Owens Grove In the center is a tractor and binder being used on the Paul Spotts farm past of Mason by Lock Engnuing by Kayenay Sheriffs Wife Helps Thwart Jail Breakers Two Cerro Gordo county prisoners remained inmates of the county jail here Thursday because of the prompt action of Sheriff J M Rob ertsons wife in the face of a jail break attempt Wednesday evening but Pete Christiansen jailer was suffering from severe cuts and bruises on the head Joe Morgan 31 Clearfield Pa and Benjamin Kauffman 29 Min neapolis were the two inmates who sought freedom by striking the jail er over the head with a flatiron and cord until they believed they had beaten him into unconsciousness Get 10 Years Each Thursday morning County Attor ney Frederick B Shaffer brought the two prisoners before Judge Jo seph J Clark who sentenced Kauff man to 10 years in the mens re formatory at Anamosa and Morgan to 10 years in the penitentiary at Fort Madison Both men pleaded guilty on coun ty attorneys informations Kauffman was officially charged with larceny of a motor vehicle while Morgan pleaded guilty to lar ceny from a motor vehicle in the nighttime a charge which was in cluded under the law defining lar ceny and setting penalties for it First Under Law County Attorney Shaffer had per sonally urged at the last session of the legislature the adoption of this clause as an amendment to the lar ceny law It was thought by local officials that this is the first convic tion to be obtained under this new law Morgan who stole about S55 worth of clothes from an automo bile at night thereby violated the same law that he would have had he stolen the property from a build ing the county attorney pointed out This law is applicable only in cases involving more than 520 Smuggled Weapon The prisoners had smuggled the flatirou which prisoners are allowed to use on their clothes in the laun dry into their cells Jailer Christian sen had been led to believe by other prisoners that the flatiron had been returned to the sheriffs quarters earlier in the day The attempted jailbrcak occurred as Christiansen went into the jail to lock up his prisoners for the night As soon as he reached the cells about 9 oclock the two men pounced upon him and beat him over Ttittt race 3 Column 1 NEW DiSORIERS IN IIPFit HAUTE National Guardsmen Spurred to Strict Enforcement of Martial Law TERRE HAUTE Ind July 25 UP Renewed disorders involving striking workmen spurred national guardsmen to strict enforcement of martial law regulations in Terre Haute today A tense situation prevailed about the mill of the Columbian Enamel ing and Stamping company where presence of 323 guardsmen pro duced a scene resembling an army camp Although the general strike that paralyzed business for two days had ended 600 mill employes remained on strike while federal conciliators continued attempts at mediation Soldiers with bayonets on their rifles met with resistance when they tried to disperse a crowd of 3000 persons milling about Twelve Points a business district in the industrial section near the Columbian plant last night A few kayo bombs which discharged nauseating gas finally broke up the gathering which is forbidden by Governor Mc Nutts proclamation of martial rule One injury was reported Mrs Ed ward MacBeth 33 grabbed a sold iers bayonet when he ordered her to move on and was severely cut on the hands Arrest of 11 persons brought the total detained by the troops since the strike started to ISO COL ROGERS OWNER OF ONE OF STANDARD OIL FORTUNES DIES SOUTHAMPTON N Y July 25 Henry Huddleston Rogers 55 inheritor of one of the largest fortunes made in the Standard Oil companies died today at the South ampton hispital He had been ill since last Octo ber Rogers was taken to the hospital two days ago from his Southamp ton summer home for a blood trans fusion His condition yesterday and last night steadily became worse Colonel Rogers son of the late H H vice president of the Standard Oil companies for years and a chief aide for John D Rocke feller in the development of the vast pneumonia last October Davenport Robber Gets Between and in Holdup DAVENPORT July 25 ence H Dose assistant cashier of the TriCity Railway company was held up and robbed of between and 5500 at a m today in the heart of the business district by a man who stepped out of an automo bile which had pulled to the curb Dose was on his way to a bank The holdup man jumped into his car and escaped NAZIS ATTACKING ON THREE FRONTS Move Against Foreign and Catholic Press and Steel Helmet BERLIN July 25 nazis attacked today on three against the foreign press against the Catholic press at home and against the war veterans organiza tion the Steel Helmet A large portion of Germanys press heaped scorn on foreign newspapers for alleged slander biased report ing and exaggeration of the Ger man governments antiSemitic and antiCatholic measures Catholic editors were worried as to how soon Max Amann the presi dent of the Reich press chamber and boss of the German publishing I business would strike against Catholic newspapers which he de cides are not edited in the national socialist spirit Police Dissolve Units Political police dissolved the Steel Helmet units in western Mecklen burg at Parchim Ludwigslust and Waren on the grounds of subver sive activity The attack on the foreign press took the form mainly of pointing out that other nations had their own riots lynching and such dis orders and that therefore there was no cause for them to get unduly excited over disorders in Germany The nazi party at Baden Fuehr er appeared with a demand that fTnrn ti Jncr 3 olnmn 1 IOWA IS LOOKING UP Ralph Ovcrholser in Red Oak Express Prospects of a bumper crop coupled with in creased income and enhanced land values Iowa is ascending to an enviable spot under the economic sun Optimism tempered with common sense is justified by facts and figures Take a look Iowa farm income for the first four months in 1933 was 571835000 During the same period in 1935 it was Farm in come for the first four months in 1935 was 43 per cent more than in the same period in 193i The average income for Iowa farm families in 1931 was 52000 This additional income over previous years with prospects of even greater income at the cksc of 1935 will mean more money flowing into the chan nels of trade to improve business and aid employ ment Ninetyfive per cent of Iowa farm land s in crops There are 221flS6 farms in Iowa this year compared with 214925 in 1930 The value of farm land and buildings was more in 1930 than it is to day but the present value of farm land is more than it was two years ago Investors are looking for good Iowa farms In your state 992 per cent of the people can read and write English Ninety per cent of Iowa families own an automobile and 72 per cent own radios New car sales in Iowa the first three months of 1935 were nearly 52 per cent more than the same period in 1934 The value of Iowa manufactured products in 1934 was 5550000000 Iowa with 96 per cent of its population on re lief roles has a smaller percentage in this group rhan 40 other states The only factor standing between Iowa and prosperity is threatening national legislation which will discourage investors and strangle busiiurs If congress will close up shop and go home the farm er will prosper business will improve and lova will recover We have the makings But the pvckicnt and his new dealers must cease tampering with business curtail government expenditures and cut out the experiments Iowa is lookingup Authority on Handwriting Gives Advice Chief of Police E J Patton of the Mason City police department opened the session of highest in terest on the speaking program of the Iowa Sheriffs association mid summer school of instruction here Thursday afternoon Eldon Rowe sheriff of Nobles county Minn and president of the Minnesota Sheriffs association John R Hattery chief of the new Iowa highway patrol his assistant Harry Nestle and Sergt Leo All stot of the Mason City police de partment were also on the after noon program Dunn to Speak E G Dunn United States dis trict attorney was scheduled as the speaker at the sheriffs banquet at the Hotel Hanford Thursday eve ning Herman M Knudsou was an nounced as toastmaster Minutely describing the manner in which criminals are brought to justice in the laboratory H G Mc Maude Des Moincs authority on handwriting and typewriting identi fication as well as fingerprinting and similar scientific means of rime detection addressed the dele gates at the Hotel Hanford Thurs day morning McMaude illustrated his lecture on identification with slides which pieces of evidence and other articles with crime connection were pictured in a magnified state Advice on Evidence The Des Moines man also ad vised the sheriffs and deputies pres ent how to go about gathering evi dence for trials and cautioned them to preserve to touch it with their own order to save the fingerprints which might eventually prove whom the crim inal was Have competent witnesses urged Mr McMaude and present evidence in a thorough fashion one which will convince any jury or judge you know what you are talk ing about He also stressed the importance of photographic exhibits and speci mens of handwriting in the presen tation of evidence in a trial Cap Wagner Speaks H T Cap Wagner dean of the Iowa sheriffs addressed the sher iffs on the opening day Wednesday speaking chiefly on the boys friend program The most wonderful thing you can do in your community is to sponsor a boys friend program said Mr Wagner If wou can head off the potential criminal youre goingto find your work easier and less dangerous said Mr Wagner who selected his own subject Juvenile Delinquen cy as one of the most important subjects of his long period of law enforcement Time in Every Life There has been a time in the lives of all of us when but for friendly correction there might have been a different story Many times as I look back at my youth I wonder how I ever kept out of jail It means a lot to a boy in his teens to know that his neighbors and the people he comes in contact with are friend ly Mr Wagner said that in most of his experience he has found that juvenile cases have resulted from Turn lo Pacr 3 Cfllamn 2 MCENANEY ENDS DISTRICT COURT REMOVALACTION our Remaining Signers of Petition Withdraw From Lawsuit An action seeking the removal of E H Crofoot as city manager of ilason City was dismissed without jrejudice in the district court Thursday by Attorney Morgan J McEnaney Mr McEnaney acted as attorney for the five local residents who filed a petition July 1 asking that the city manager be ousted Notice Was Brief One of these five petitioners who charged the city manager with wil ull misconduct maladministration corruption and nepotism withdrew rom the case Wednesday The notice of dismissal was brief merely stating the case was dis missed in a manner which would permit resumption of the action should that be wanted The Globe azette was unable to reach Mr McEnaney Thursday afternoon to earn the cause of the sudden move 0 dismiss It was understood that the complainants regarded the 500 bond set by Judge T A Beard more as too high The signers on the petition were William G Schrader who withdrew Wednesday Walter Hendrickson Fred Stockberger H B Davis and Edward G Rose Got Statements County Attorney Frederick B Shaffer who has obtained state ments from some of these com plainants which he had referred to the citycouiicilf stated he contem plated at present As long as the city council is negotiatingfor a new city manager I have no intention of entering into the matter now said the county attorney I have been advised by the council that it contemplated employing a new city manager The only comment of R F lough attorney for Mr Crofoot as I am glad the case is dis missed IRISH RIOTERS TO BE PUNISHED Finance Minister Indicates Government May Call for Special Powers DUBLIN July 25 of Finance John Macintee indicated today that special powers may he demanded by the government if re ligious strife spreads through the Irish Free State Expressing regret at antiProtes tant outbreaks Macintee told the senate that those convicted of hooliganism would bear the full weight of the law He said the disorders had stained the Irish Free States honor and that the government was prepared to use all its resources to safeguard the property and freedom of all its citizens For the first time since the strife arose July 12 from the Protestant Orangemens celebration of the an niversary of the battle of the Boyne no incidents were reported from Belfast and the military was with j drawn ndustry in Midwest Uses More Workers Than June Year Ago CHICAGO July 25 ry in the five states of the seventh ederal reserve district employed 4 per cent more workers in June this year than last the federal reserve bank of Chicago reported today Wages were up S per cent said the report Compared with 1933 payrolls were 55 per cent greater his year and employment 10 per cent higher The report covers Illinois Indi ana Michigan Wisconsin and Iowa Junes decline from May was traced to lessened activity in the manufacturing industries expan sion in the nonmanufacturing roup having been insufficient to offset it Industries reporting gains both n wages and employment were stone clay glass food and wood products coal mining and con struction Everybodys Coin Book In practically every home there s an old box of coins trinkets stamps and souvenirs Many of the coins may have a market value Only a few are needed to start the possessor on the way to a valuable collection To encourage this interesting and hobby among readers of he GlobeGazette our Washington Information bureau offers a practi cal and authoritative handbook on rare and valuable coin Historical notes 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