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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 30, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED A COPU SS LEASED JULY PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION 248 lowans in Washington Trio Does Lot of Work Aiding AAA Amendments By MUNKO KEZEK ASHINGTON July 30 trio of lowans did a lot of the spade work which put the Agricultural Ad justment Act amendments through the sen ate after weeks of wrangling de bate All the senate saw was Senator Louis Murphy who tugged an1 pulled in the cloakrooms and hallways to dis solve questions and fears of senators in doubt about the provisions of the bill and who sent a powerful voice through the air cooled senate chamber sev eral times in defense of the farm act But helping him shape up argu ments behind the scenes were Seth Thomas tall quiet Iowa lawyer who is the agricultural department solicitor and Chester C Davis Iowa contribution to administer the farm program Davis kept a battery of aide checking every development in the senate to determine how it might affect the act When his group fin ished with their analyses material went into the hands of Seth Thom as to study the legal aspects With the acts constitutionality question ed in courts in almost every part of the country AAA officials want ed to close every possible loophole in passing the amendments Works Night and Day Thomas worked night and day for weeks keeping two assistants busy much of the time He checked every angle and dug up new arguments to bolster the defense of the adminis trations farm program Murphy meanwhile pounded away in Bis office touching oip ar guments with expressive language Frequently Thomas conferred with him and out of the conferences came many of the little aids which helped to pass the bill The debate drew most of the sen ates leading orators into the argu ments from time to time and brought several comments that the debates would rank with any heard this session Pays Murphy Compliments Senator Ashurst of Arizona scholarly chairman of the senate ju diciary committee paid Murphy compliments after the Iowa sena tor concluded his speech defending the processing tax This is a debate Ashurst said worthy of the senate and he cited the brilliant address which the able senator from Iowa has just con cluded Murphy viewed the contest as ex hibiting striking examples of the in fluence of state and sectional inter ests upon senators Consuming and Producing On many votes he said in dis cussing the measure afterwards it was the food consuming against the food producing centers the one wanting cheaper food prices the other wanting maintenance of to days or higher prices On other votes it was the ad ministration against antiadminis tration on others lawyers versus lawyers on the issue of constitu tionality The fire of its enemies was on the processing tax at all times and this fire was directed in the main by senators from the pop ulous areas the cotton textile states and the foes of the whole program Senator L J Dickinson white haired Iowa republican played an independent role in the fight over the amendments Occasionally he was on the side supported by the administration More frequently he was in opposition Questions Constitutionality He questioned the constitutional ity of the act and struck out at the theory the processing tax is the farmers tariff on the last days Turn to Tafcc 3 Oiliimn fl YOUTH MURDERED IN DES MOINES House Committee Approves New Tax Bill SMITH ELECTED TO HEAD LEGION IN 4TH DISTRICT W G Henke Indorsed for Post of State Commander Paul Smith Independence attor ney was elected fourth district com mander of the American Legion at the business session of the conven tion at the Hotel Hanford Monday afternoon Mr Smith succeeds Fred Loge man Manly who presided at the convention sessions at which reso lutions were passed recommitting the district to the indorsement of W G Henke chairman of the state Americanism committee as depart ment commander as well as urging the immediate payment of the ad justed compensation certificates the organization of a Sons of the Amer ican Legion and the adoption of a program to battle subversive activi ties Other Officers Elected Other officers elected at the meet ing were Vice T Grormtz Lansing Lyle Stunkard Clear Lake and Thomas Tracy Manchester adjutant and finance officer John Neuenschwander Fayette and F Risse St Ansgar Mr Henke was given an ovation by the convention as the indorsement of his candidacy was passed This resolution paid a tribute to his outstanding devotion to the alms and objects of the American Legion and his untiring efforts toward the attainment has brought this district to the forefront in many ways Expresses Appreciation The convention expressed its ap preciation of the untiring efforts of the national legislative committee toward the immediate payment of the adjusted compensation certifi cate held by World war veterans and that we commend their activi ties to date and urge them to use all honorable means in pursuing the necessary legislation to its final ob jective It was then voted that the de partment of Iowa the American Legion recognize our sons the or ganization known as the Sons of the American Legion1 and that the formation of such groups be urged in each post in the Iowa depart ment and that this be made one of Turn to 3 Column FORECAST IOWA Possibly local thunder showers Tuesday afternoon or night with generally fair Wednes day Not so warm Wednesday and in north and west portions Tues day night MINNESOTA Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday cooler Tuesday night in cast portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 5 Minimum in Night 73 At 8 A M Tuesday 78 IOWA MERCURY HEADING LOWER Relief Promised to State by Weather Bureau in Next 24 Hours DBS MOINES July 30 weather bureau today promised re lief from the seasonsmost oppres sive heat wave within the next 24 hours An area of cool air moving into Iowa from the northwest is expected to lower Iowa temperatures several degrees for at least two days After that the mercury may climb up a little the bureau said Weather bureau temperatures at stations northwest of Iowa were 4 to 14 degrees lower today than yes terday the bureau reported A mixing of the cool air and the warm air over Iowa was expected to bring local thundershowers late to day or tonight The weather bureau forecast slightly cooler weather all over the state tomorrow and in the west and north portions tonight The mercury soared above 100 at many Iowa cities again yesterday bringing new prostrations and caus ing new loss of animal life Arvan Jones Turin faimer who was prostrated by the heat Monday died in a hospital at Omaha Tues day Two persons were prostrated by the heat at Estherville and one at DCS Moines The Maytag company at Newton sent its employes home during yes terdays intense heat The weather bureau reported a high temperature of 104 at Sac City where the seasons record of 107 was marked up Sunday Council Bluffs and Sioux City hat top readings of 102 The top was 90 at Charles City and Keokuk and 92 at Davenport Mason City had 90 New Commander TIIOTO BY LOCK PAUL SMITH Ray Murphy Boomed for Commander The election of Ray Murphy Ida Grove as national commander of the American Legion at the St Louis convention was predicted by William Rathke Glenwood depart ment commander at the banquet of the fourth district meeting in the Sotel Hanford Monday evening banquet with a program of speeches and a floor show presented ay ClausenWorden post of Mason City closed the fourth district con vention The 200 Legionnaires in at tendance were welcomed by Willis G C Bagley president of the Cham ber of Commerce and Father Laval ette Rockford On Community Service Commander Rathke confined his remarks to community service devel opments and membership He an ticipated Mason City would go to the state convention at Waterloo in September and as usual bring home all the silverware awards ivcn for community service Community service reports are al ready 30 per cent ahead of last year and with the extension of the time for the filingof these to Aug 12 more should be completed he said Iowa he added has an excellent opportunity to get the national com munity service award this year Last year Iowa had the largest percentage of community service re ports but California beat us out be cause of some spectacular situations that dont exist this year he de clared Would Help Murphy More important than the member ship this year is an early start on the 1936 membership the depart ment chief stated adding that this ivould be a decided help to the can didacy of Mr Murphy for national commander The meeting was opened by George Ludeman commander of ClausenWorden post who intro duced Fred Logeman retiring com mander who presided Among those introduced were Col Hanford Mac Nider and the following past fourth district commanders Thomas Thorn sen Elkader Frederick B Shaffer Mason City King Palmer West Un ion and L R Whipple Mason City Accepts Award The Thomsen plaque presented by the Elkader post commander to the post with the most activities to its credit for the year was accept ed by Commander Ludeman in be half of the ClausenWorden organ ization Whalen Albert Lea dis trict commander presented an in vitation to attend the Minnesota department convention at Albert Lea Aug 12 13 and 14 Iowa is the one real Legion naire state he said You people of Iowa do not have to take your hat off to any of the other states An Albert Lea of singers serenaded the convention earlier in the evening Jack Miller Ottumwa member of the Iowa bonus board spoke brief ly of recent changes in the ftfdera relief program permitting families on acreages to borrow money to purchase equipment V F Siverding Grundy Center talked on the extensive plans being made for the state convention a Waterloo Sept 2 and 4 Officers Presented The district officers elected at the afternoon meeting were present ed Paul Smith newly elected com mander gave a resume of the reso lutions passed emphasizing the im j portanec of the move to fight sub Turn lo infic 3 Column 4 ETHIOPIA SENDS OUT TROOPS TO MEET INVASION taly Dispatches More Men to East Africa as War Nears By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ethiopian troops marched from heir capital Tuesday and Italy dis jatchcd further fighting forces to Cast Africa as the league of na ions prepared to take up the im jasse between the two countries The Ethiopian troops 10000 itrong and modcrnly equipped marched away from Addis Ababa under the command of former Cabi net Minister Dedjazmatch Hapte mikael Strict military secrecy surround ed the troop movements and the var office declined to confirm re ports that the field army from southern Ethiopia was headed for the frontier of Eritrea Italian col ony to the northeast 500 Italian Troops Italy dispatched meanwhile 500 additional officers and men from Naples aboard the steamship Abba zia to safeguard Italys prestige in 3ast Africa as its diplomats jour neyed to Geneva for the league conference Authoritative Ethiopian sources at Addis Ababa said today they re ceived confirmation of reports of a revolt of a number of native Som alis in Italian Somaliland Complete details of the uprising were lacking but previous reports the natives in Italys colony of Italian Somaliland southeast of this last black empire had struck out for Ethiopia in the vicinity of Ual al scene of a frontier incident Obstacles for League At Geneva it appeared the league confronted obstacles in its appar ent program of speaking softly and noving gently in the impasse League circles said England ap peared to be the only member of he council likely to call for forceful action at a momentous session to morrow Reports from Scandinavian states however indicated that those nations were following keenly the leagues handling of the dispute and were insistent that it should protect the interests of smaller nations Any persistent temporizing in the East African problem Geneva sources said might lead to difficul ies at the September session of the eague assembly and possibly even to threats of new resignations Lives With Bullets in Heart and Lung COUNCIL BLUFFS July 30 LT he has had one bullet in his heart and one in his left lung since 2 oclock yesterday afternoon Pete Torres Rock Island roundhouse employe is reported today to be in a fair condition at a local hospital Residents of the rooming house where he resides said Torris shot himself in a suicide attempt but police are checking the fingerprints on the revolver Maley Wants to Call 2500 Witnesses as Henry Ford Observes His 72nd Birthday BIG BAY Mich July 30 TV Henry Ford was 72 years old today The founder of one of the worlds greatest industrial empires observed the birthday anniversary at his cot tage a 16 room affair in the Huron mountain club grounds on the shore of Lake Superior DES MOINES July 30 Iowa Daily Press Bureau Walter Maley assistant attorney general intends to ask the courts permis sion to subpena every peace officer in the state approximately 2500 individuals in all to testify in his trial on slot machine conspiracy charges at Sioux City it was learned today In his request Maley will seek permission to require every county attorney in Iowa every sheriff chief of police policeman town marshal and justice of the peace to appear and testify it was reported Two vital questions will be asked each official by Malcys counsel it was learned They in substance will be Did Walter Maley ever ask you to lay otf prosecution of slot ma chine cases and Did Walter Maley ever refuse to assist you if and when you asked him for help in stamping out slot machines Indicted July 3 Maley along with Atty Gen E L OConnor and 18 others was indicted July 3 by the Woodbury county grand jury on charges of conspiracy to agree to operation of gambling houses and gambling devices in Woodbury county and elsewhere in Iowa Subpena of peace officers from all 99 counties if permission is granted by the Sioux City courts is expected to be an important part of the defense strategy in Maleys case The assistant attorney gen eral also is expected 4to extend his request to include former peace of ficers who have retired or who have been replaced since the present ad ministration took office Jan 1 1933 Maley also is planning to go to Sioux City shortly to ask an imme diate and separate trial it was learned Three Partial Reports Three partial reports containing indictments of 39 persons have been made by the Woodbury county grand jury in connection with the Sioux City probe The grand jury will resume its inquiry Aug 19 It lias been indicated that the next session will complete the probe ahead of the opening of the Septem ber term of court the next at Turn to Fnite 3 column 4 HISSES HEARD AT THOMPSON TRIAL Spectators Disapprove as Four Witnesses Claim Killer Insane PEORIA III July 30 ous spectators who packed and jammed the courthouse today ex pressed their disapproval aa Ger ald Thompson 26 was described as insane by several witnesses callcc to testify for the defense against the charge he slew Mildred Hall mark 19 As Ren Thurman Thompsons at torney brought statements from four witnesses who once worked with the defendant that his sexua obsessions his liking for indecenl literature and his pictures of him self and a girl in nude poses con vinced them he was insane hisses from spectators filled the air Judge Joseph Dailey warned the spectators he would clear the courtroom if such acts continued and the bailiffs gavel sounded al most constantly Early this morning several hun dred persons indulged in a near riot as they fought to get into the court room for todays session HOUSE PASSAGE BY SATURDAY IS AIM OF BACKERS Paid to Hurley Law Firm in War on Utility Bill BULLETIN WASHINGTON Iiilv 30 The senate finance committee called Secretary Morgenthau to appear tomorrow to explain the new tax bill and tell why it does not contain President Koosevelts suggestions for new graduated corporation incomes levies anil higher surtaxes WASHINGTON July 30 The new tax bill was formally approved today by the louse ways and means committee Chairman Doughtotl DN Car hoped to get the measure up on the floor tomorrow He said that if he Eailed it would be taken up Thurs day at the latest I hope we can get it passed by Saturday Doughton added If we dont we certainly can get it through by Monday New Inheritances Taxes It embodies new taxes on inheri tances and gifts in addition to those already levied on estates and gifts increases taxes on individual in comes and corporation excess prof its and graduated levies on corpora tion net incomes Indications were that republican members of the ways and means committee would file a minority re port criticizing the bill because of the contention it would do nothing worth while toward balancing the budget Although less than a dozen com mitteemcn were present when the vote was taken all but one of the absentees left a proxy The result ing vote was 17 to 7 with the demo crats agreeing solidly to approve the bill and the republicans to op pose it The only member not recorded was Representative Lamneck D who is ill Hopson Still Missing The senate lobby committee threatened to arm every United States marshal and federal agent wtih subpenas for H C Hopson dominant figure in the Associated Gas and Electric system Earlier the committee received evidence that the Associated sys tem had spent opposing the utility bill including a fee to the law firm of Patrick J Hur ley secretary of war in the Hoover administration The threat was issued by Chair man Black as Fred S Burroughs a year vice president testi fied again that he did not know Hopsons whereabouts Would Permit Suits Senator McAdoo D Cal came forward today with a proposal to permit gold clause suits against the government for the next six months The administration wants to outlaw such suits immediately Turn to Filar 3 fftlnmn 2 Admits She Killed Lang Cut Off Legs MRS EVELYN SMITH 30 Policemen Killed in Rioting in Iran LONDON July 30 patches today from Istanbul said 30 policemen and a number of civilians were killed in a riot at Meshed East Iran formerly MashHad following priests denuncia tion of a government order that hats must replace the traditional native headgear Six hundred per t sons were reported arrested CHICAGO July 30 Evelyn Smith former burlesque dancer confessed early today that she alone killed Krvin Lang cut off his legs and with the aid of her Chinese husband Harry Jun threw his body into a swamp neai Hammond Ind the morning of July 6 Assistant States Attorney Charles S Dougherty said he and Lieut Thomas Kelly of the state attorney police obtained the admis sion of the crime in his office aftei eight hours of questioning during which Mra Smith twice was con fronted by Mrs Blanche Dunke motherinlaw of the slain man and alleged instigator of the crime Made Denial at First Mrs Smith at first denied Ms Dunkels purported story that she had hired her to kill Lang for a fee of of which was paid Mrs Dunkel was reported to have said as a retainer But Dougherty said after Mrs Smith was brought into the presence of her accuser for the second time she told what Dougherty said was a complete confession The assistant states attorney said the alleged confession corro borated almost completely the story he said Mrs Dunkel told after her arrest July 10 when she was al leged to have admitted hiring Mrs Smith to slay her soninlaw be cause of jealousy of Langs atten tions to other women since the death of Mrs Dunkels daughter Mallie in 1934 Shaking Like a Leaf Mrs Smith Dougherty said told him she had not seen Jung since a few hours after the slaying during which the assistant states attor ney said Mrs Smith disclosed Jung fat in a car in front of her home shaking like a leaf According to Dougherty Mrs Smith said she and Mrs Dunkel in vited Lang 28 year old grocery clerk to Mrs Smiths apartment on the night of July 5 and that after he became unconscious from drink ing whisky Mrs Dunkel left Then Dougherty said the woman admit ted she strangled Lang with a rope She WHS quoted by officers as saying she left the apartment and purchased a hacksaw at a nearby Turn to rune 3 Column R BODY OF VICTIM FOUND LYING IN PATCH OF WEEDS Mechanic Believed to Have Been Killed With Pickax DES MOINES July 30 ice found the body of John Le Clair 20 in a patch of weeds here oday and launched a search for his layer Someone telephoned the police ilntion and informed the desk ser geant that an injured man would ie found at Hubbcll and Guthrie avenues1 Coroner W A Carpenter called jy the patrol crew which discovered he body said LcClair a Whilcliiw Transfer company mechanic had jccn killed with a pointed instru ment presumably a pickax Depp Hulc in Skull The coroner said there was a deep hole through the youths skull back of the left car His skull also was crushed and his neck was broken the coroner reported LeClair was married last April to Evelyn Euritt 17 Detectives said they believed the youths body was thrown from an automobile into the weeds along avenue where it intersects rith Avenue Frederick M Hubbell The coroner bore out this deduc tion declaring his skull probably was crushed and his neck broken by the force with which the body struck the ground Know of No Enemies The boy apparently was killed about midnight the coroner said Members of his family and his wife said they knew of no enemies Maybe someone did that to him in a holdup sobbed his 14 year old sister John was quick tempered He might have tried to fight LeClairs mother and widow de clared they thought he had been tilled by bootleggers Clyde R Ben ictt night foreman of the White Line garage said he reasoned the youth might have been killed by lijackers attempting to steal a truckload of state owned liquor The girl who was a bride only hrce months before someone made icr a widow told officers that John told me some bootleggers wanted to borrow his auto to haul iquor He said he was afraid to say anything because he was afraid they would kill him if he talked Loaded With Liquor Bennett explained that trucks loaded with liquor supplies for state stores are brought to the White Line garage for servicing before starting on their trips I left the garage at a m for the liquor commission ware house to drive back a loaded truck which needed servicing he said Theres a possibility that hi jackers knew of this and planned to steal the liquor from the garage If this was the case they apparent ly intended to get Johnny out of the way first and then lay for me when I returned If this is what happened they must have been frightened away before I got back with the truck LAND L H Henry in Charles City Press Beautiful Iowa This midsummer season affords No one can drive over the highway between Wa proofs abundant of scenic Iowa unsurpassed in love liness of all this broad land Mountains may display their massive and barren crags capped with perpetual snow and freaks of nature that excite bewilderment and awe surrounded by deserts and arid InncJs all of which reveals waste and want and barren distance But Iowa glorious Iowa standing in the presence of the vast arena of voluptuous foliage of corn and grain with fat and sleek herds of pork and beef stal wart trees bowing to the winds and nodding to tour ists and admiring friends forests waving their ban ners of leaf and limb on hilltop and in valley as far as the eye can see the rivers and streams addijii their tribute to the scene the birds of the air singing in joy as if celebrating the grand panorama everything in every way contributing to She life and enjoyment of man what a vast array of beauty and jy and terloo Cedar Falls Wavcrly and Charles City and Floyd essentially on the Cedar river highway and elsewhere in the state without being impressed and charmed bv the wonderful landscape a veritable scenic triumph strtwn with wealth beyond the dreams of Midas or Croesus or the gold mines of California or the Klondike covered with happy homes with fine farm buildings grouped like villages and with life in gorgeous array What a picture to contemplate or dwell upon and upon which te feast the eyes Every leaf and flower every man and woman at their work every boy and Jirl chasing butterflies every youth giving vent to his surplus energy every beast that roams Ills fields contributes 1c the grand and opulent picture of Iowa embraced between the two great rivers of the con START A COLLECTION grandeur is compressed within one great mass nf vir tincnt kindled by the amorous rays of the run and soil grouped into one stupendous whole such as shnweriM with the tears nf the sympathetic heavens exists nowhere else on earth I Beautiful Iowa We lift our hat to your magnificence BURNS FATALTO WOMAN AND BABY Pair Injured in Explosion of Gasoline at Hornick Die in Hospital SIOUX CITY July 30 Victor Larson 36 and her year old son Donald died in a hospital here early today of burns suffered yes terday when gasoline exploded in the Larson home at Hornick 24 miles southeast of here The resulting fire destroyed the Larron home and two adjoining store buildings before it was brought under control by the Hornick fire department and companies from four neighboring towns The baby though in an adjoining room was burned before three sifters and a brother could drag him from the 1 home Three other persons burned All I are expected to recover Petrarch Italian scholar was the first coin collector of note Today a fellow countryman King Em manuel of Italy is one of the fa mous collectors of the world and an authority on numismatics Are you a member of the world wide society of coin collectors There arc 600000 in the United States Everybodys Coin Book begins with the origin of coins and goes right down the line with infor mation about notable 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