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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 1, 1935, Mason City, Iowa J a MEM CPT OF NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVIUB MASON CITY IOWA SATUEDAY JUNE 1 1935 THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 199 KIDNAPED CHILD RETURNS HOME A Survey of Damage New Deal Suffers Blow in Court Decision By CHAHLES FSTEWART Central Press Staff Writer ASHINGTON June 1 will be days and p e r h a ps weeks before new deal ers will be able to determine accu r a t e 1 y the amount of dam age done to their alphabetical set ups and still pending reform plans by the su preme courts de cision emasculat ing rather than killing the NRA For example it not seem at first thought that the decision should sideswipe the federal alcohol control board Nevertheless the board was created under the National Industrial Re covery act and its personnel is out spokenly fearful that it will go into the discard How many more com missions administrations and bu reaus will be jeopardized can be forecast only as the courts opinion is studied in connection with all its possible applications to them A question also is raised as to the constitutionality of taxing intra state business federally for old age pensions and unemployment insur ance In alone the new deals entire present status is enveloped in uncertainty but there is no safety in predictions relating to its future On Curtailing Court While there is some congressional talk notably by Senators La Fol lette and Costigan of action toward curtailing the supreme courts pow er to nullify legislation there is not much heart in it j An overwhelming majority of the lawmakers unmistakably judging irom their personal comment be lieve the decision will prove to be popular If the NRA had been a howling success it would be different Another consideration When the National Recovery act was passed it quite generally was agreed that it was not strictly con stitutional but its supporters ar gued This is an emergency in which what in effect is a suspension of the constitution 4s justifiable and we prophesy that the supreme court The position of the supreme jus tices virtually is We agree with you that the thingis unconstitution Xurn to age 2 Column 8 FORECAST IOWA Thundershowers in extreme east portion Saturday night and Sunday and in central and west portions Saturday af ternoon or night Cooler in west portion Saturday night and in the central and west portions Sunday MINNESOTA L Showers Sat urday night and in north por tion Sunday fair in south por tion Sunday somewhat warm er at Duluth and cooler in west portion Saturday night cooler in west and south somewhat warmer along lake Superior Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 68 Minimum in Nisrht 57 At 8 A M Saturday 61 Rainfall Trace After a May which was abnormal ly cool and about normal as to pre cipitation June opened proceedings Saturday forenoon with a brisk shower At p m Saturday the rain had reached a total of 40 inch WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO June 1 outlook for the week beginning Monday June 3 For the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central Great Plains Two Whole Towns With Total Population of 150 Wiped Out McCOOK Nebr June 1 major part of south central Ne braska lay devastated by flood and tornado today with one Red Cross worker estimating the dead at 250 The known dead totaled six but the stricken regions were isolated and it was impossible to obtain ac curate information Dr J M Willis of McCook after aiding injured and receiving re ports throughout the night said he believed 250 had perished in the twin disasters of a raging overflow of the Republican river and a tornado which twisted through this city of 4500 and Red Will county late yes terday Two Towns Wiped Out The towns Parks and Max with a total 150 were wiped out but the extent of the fatalities was not known Amateur radio reports said 52 persons had been listed as dead Of the reported dead 12 were at Ben kelman and six at Alma Approxi mately 28 persons in the McCook areawere reportedmissing McCook citizens estimated the ca tastrophe caused damage of more than in this community alone It was the Republicans riv ers most destructive flood in his tory W J Nissbn former Oxford mayor said damage in that districl was more than and thai hundreds were homeless National Guard Called At Lincoln Lieut Gov Walter Jurgensen ordered national guards men to Oxford to aid in relief and rescue work Surcease from the rains which sent the rivers and tributaries out of their banks and resulted in 23 deaths in Colorado and Wyomin was indicated by the weather bu reau which forecast fair weather for tonight and tomorrow in the stricken districts Rescue Worker Drowned KEARNEY Nebr June 1 Glen Anderson Holdrege fireman was drowned while working with a flood rescue crew near Oxford Andersons boat capsized in the swirling waters of the Republican river and his companion Leroy Turn io Pane 2 Column 1 HOPED CRUCIFIXION WOULD CAUSE WIFE TO RETURN TO HIM HIGH POINT N Car June 1 R Riggs 36 year old filling station operator found nailed to a cross near here early today admitted this afternoon Solicitor Gaston A Johnson said that he arranged for a 15 year old boy to crucify him in hopes it would cause his estranged wife to return to him Ten penny nails through each hand and each foot held him to the cross Riggs at first told a story of being nailed there by three men who came to his sta tion early today P A Walls traveling the road came upon the awesome spec tacle of Riggs naked figure spiked to the crudely construct ed cross at 3 a m and summoned help With the aid of an ambulance crew Walls removed the nails and Riggs was taken down He was carried to a hospital where attaches said his wounds were painful but not serious Social Hokum 250 Estimated Dead in South Central Nebraska TORNADOES AND FLOODS SWEEP OVER WIDE AREA PLEAD GUILTY TO KIDNAP CHARGES Three Men Admit Abduction Holdup of Sioux City Bank Messenger SIOUX CITY June 1 men pleaded guilty to charges of violating the Lindbergh kidnaping law in federal court here today A fourth who pleaded not guilty will go on trial here next week Charles H Knight and Milo O Jensen admitted taking part in the holdup and kidnaping of Ernest Newman Lewis system messenger in the Livestock Exchange building here Feb 4 They released him near Fort Snelling Minn Knight and Cavanall Douglas Hoover admitted participating in the holdup and kidnaping of Gene Mullin Omaha garage attendant and Creighton university student March 16 Mullin was released near Sioux City Earl Egan arrested in Minneapo lis with Knight pleaded not guilty The grand jury also indicted Joe Hanley of Sioux City who federal officers said they believed was the fourth member of the gang which kidnaped Newman He has not been arrested they said The three men who pleaded guilty probably will be sentenced follow ing Egans trial The law provides an indetermin ate sentence for kidnaping when the victim is not injured with life j imprisonment as the maximum Knight and Jensen were arrestI NRA Ruling French Crisis Lead in News NEWS OF THE WEEK NKA SHORN OF POWER FRANCE FIGHTS ON GOLD FLOODS SPREAD DEATH QUAKE TAKES HUGE TOLL By WILLARD KEEFE Associated Press Staff Writer The supreme court invalidated the entire code structure of the NRA by its ruling in the Schnechter poultry case the past week and precipitat ed both gloom and optimism regard ing the future of business President Roosevelt said the courts decision imperiled the entire New Deal program and indicated the issue of federal control would have to be decided by the people themselves He promised an an nouncement of the administrations plan to procedure within a few days Save Essential Features Some business leaders urged the president to save the essential fea tures of the NRA but the president indicated voluntary action to con tinue code provisions would not in sure observance He consulted ad visers including Gen Hugh John son former recovery chief concern ing reconstruction of the measure to make it constitutional William Green president of the American Federation of Labor urged unions to use their economic strength to combat wage reduc tions and longer hours which he said had been reported already be n Price cutting in some commodi ties was reported New French Cabinet A new French government was formed to replace that of Premier PierreEtienne Flandin which re signed when the chamber of dep uties refused to grant Flandin full powers to prevent the devaluation of the franc Fernand Bouisson president of the chamber assumed the reins of government with the understanding he would be given the wide powers Flandin sought During the week 5000000 000 gold francs were withdrawn rom the bank of France HERRING BEFORE Floods devastated large areas in Colorado Wyoming and Nebraska Torn to rBKr 2 Column M GRAFT CHARGES Governor Says He Has Investigated Failed to Find Proof SIOUX CITY June 1 Clyde Herring took the witness chair before a grand jury here to day to answer questions concerning alleged graft conditions in Iowa Before he appeared as a witness he disclosed that he had made per sonal investigations of graft charges against state officials at various times and never had been able to find any proof substantiating them He added that he didnt think the grand jury could do it As I understand it the gover nor said they the jury are at tempting to connect some alleged payoff in slot machine operations with some state officials I dont be lieve they can do it At least I never could At various times dur ing the last two years I have heard such reports and always after my investigators have run them dowri they have discovered that there was absolutely no proof First Time as Witness Herring declared it was the firsi time he ever had appeared as a grand jury witness as hebrealc fasted with State Agent Frank Moorehead The governor orderei Moorehead here yesterday to con duet an investigation for the gov ernors office I dont know he declared what the jury wants to question me about but Im willing to give ali the assistance possible Moorehead too told of the gover nors investigations In some instances he said have returned with signed apologies from persons who circulated the re ports Herring waited in the courtroom corridor for 20 minutes before he was admitted to the grand jury room The jurors rose to their feet as the governor walked in Herring smiled about the room and then shook hands with each grand juror Page First Questioned Floyd E Page Denison attorney was the first witness today Page was attorney for the legislative committee which investigated the Iowa liquor control commission Governor Herring came here by train from Des Moines last night to answer a subpena served on him yesterday Special Prosecutor H M Havner insisted on the governors appear ance though the goveniur declared press of state business would make it impossible for him to appear be fore Tuesday Prosecutor Havner who issued the subpena said he would question the governor concerning conferences lie has had with Sioux City officials relative to investigation of graft conditions here Havner Under Subpena Havner is under subpena himself to appear as a grand jury witness It was issued after the special pro secutor subpenaed Herring Walter Kaley assistant attorney general and four other Des Moines men Originally charges of liquor and protection were made against Sioux City officials by Verne Marshall Cedar Rapids edi tor An investigation in April by an earlier grand jury resulted in sus pension from office of Henry Kuhl mann public safety commissioner Widespread police raids followed under direction of special prosecu iTnrn In IaitP 2 Column 1 Miss Leona Jay 27 aliove who advertised that she was weary of social hokum and would finance any expedition that offered excitement has ac cepted the offer of Charles Mill er Hollywood cameraman nho suggested a trip to Dutch New The trip proposed by Miller is to photograph insects asserted to be larger and iiercer han those in any other part of the globe BOMB HOME OF COLLEGE PREM President of Heidelberg and Family Asleep Within Escape Injury TIFFIN Ohio June 1 terrific bomb explosion demolished the front porch and badly dam aged the home of Charles E Miller president of Heidelberg college sarly today Mr and Mrs Miller and their daughter Gretchen asleep in the house escaped injury Every win dow in the house was shattered Windows in the science hall of college A a block away and near by residences were broken by the blast Police Chief Charles J Mutchler said that the bomb was made of dynamite A burned fuse was found under the front porch Neither President Miller or Chief tfutchler could give any reason for the bombing President Miller said had received no threatening let ers and had no enemies Heidelberg college was the scene of student trouble in 1931 when college students protested various social rules which President Miller promulgated Dancing and other orms of student entertainment were prohibited Recently President Millers ga uge was painted during the night with yellow stripes but no one was ver disciplined 450000 Soft Coal Miners Get Orders to Strike June 16 WASHINGTON June i cial instructions to approximately 50000 soft coal miners to strike n June 16 unless new wage con racts arq signed in the meantime vere issued today by the United line Workers of America NATIONS REPLY ON NRA LAST OF 3 BIG QUESTIONS May Reject Stopgag Ideas for Time Being WASHINGTON June 1 Washington today awaited the ans wer to the last of three major ques tions which have been agitating the capital The supreme court answered the first great question by wiping out NRA in a decision threatening other phases of the new deal The next question in peoples minds was what the president would say and that he answered yester day with an appeal to the country to decide whether the federa gov ernment or the 48 states shall have the power over social and economic problems which he regards as of national import Now the query is What will the country say Reject Stopgap Ideas Sources close to the while house indicated that the administration is likely to reject any stopgap ideas for the time being while waiting to see it public support develops foi a constitutional amendment Thepresident today completed a statement on NRA for publication Sunday morning and then depart ed for an overnight cruise on Chesa peake bay No hint was given of the statements contents Though the president at his press conference yesterday held that such an amendment was not neces sarily the solution many leaders on Capitol Hill believed he would like to see one And Josepnus Dan iels ambassador to Mexico said af ter a visit to the white house that a constitutional convention should be called to reform the constitu tion to meet conditions of 1935 Democrats Divided Reactions to the presidents re marks among legislators and others ranged from approval to condem nation with democrats here divided on the question of constitutional changes The American Liberty league accused the president of re nouncing states rights and Senator Robinson D Ark denied it I am in favor of the new deal following the constitution and not the constitution following the new deal Senator Dickinson of Iowa new deal foe commented Doubt as to Power Doubt as to the power of the su preme court to pass on the consti tutionality of laws approved by congress was expressed by Repre sentative Boland of Pennsylvania democratic whip of the house He suggested that instead of con sidering the numerous pending bills to restrict the authority of the court congress should determine what powers the drafters of the constitution intended to vest in the supreme tribunal Immediate revival of NRA be came the American Federation of Labors number one objective In General Sentiment In general sentiment among fed eration leaders also was a constitu tional amendment to permit federal regulation of industry Since such an amendment might be slow in the Bury Quake Victims and Aid Injured QUETTA India June 1 The number of dead in this earth quake stricken area was unofficial ly estimated at 30000 today as re lief work went forward under mar tial Jaw proclaimed to facilitate rescue of the injured and burial of the victims Fragmentary reports were re ceived of the destruction of nearby towns An estimated 200 Europeans including 44 members of the gar rison of the British royal air force were among the victims The moans of the injured could still be heard as British and Indian soldiers attempted to reach them After hours of digging scores of the soldiers dropped in the streets from exhaustion Jackals Add Horror Jackals from the surrounding hills slipped into the debris choked streets last night adding a new horror to the ruined plateau area The bodies of those who died in the catastrophe were burned or buried as soon as they were recov ered to avoid the risk of an out break of disease One of the disasters most tragic incidents was the raxing of the general hospital killing 200 to 300 patients Floods outside the city added to the horror within Floods Follow Quake Water gushing from fissure caused by the quake in some place flooded to a depth of several feet Many shots from the rifles o sentries answered by shrill snarls of pain as the furtive jackals were struck and the wailing cries of Allah by halfdemented natives were the only sounds that broke the deathly silence which hangs over the city All structures of the city might well have been of paper crushed down by a mighty gust of wind sweeping down through the Bolan pass Vista of Wreckage The appalling vista of wreckage stretches more than 100 miles in cluding the cities of Kandahar Mastung Kalai and Shikapur and countless smaller villages and owns A relief train from Karachi was ixpected today bringing sorely leeded physicians nurses supplies and repair crews The most violent of the three ihocks in the early morning hours esterday lasted a full minute baking the houses to pieces Quettas normal population of 0000 had been swelled by people rom the lowlands who had come o escape the intense heat making leaders jdiate said some imme le wage structure WEST STILL THE BEST fair first of week showers near ed several weeks ago in Minneapo1 middle fair at close temperatures j lis Hoover was arrested in Sioux i mostly near or below normal City i Once more retail business in the middle west is setting the pace for the balance of the country especially when compared to business in the some area a year ago Last year the drought was just beginning to be felt and business began to slump This year according to Dunn and Bradstreet the mid dlewest shows an increase in retail business during the past week of 15 to 20 per cent over the same period in 1934 On the other hand the same reviewer re ports that for last week retail volume in the east and some other sections of the country slumped to proportions which were not equal to last vear volume MARSHALLTOWN TIMESREPUBLICAN Generally speaking however and figur ing the marked retail advance in the mid dlewest along with the rest of the nation re tail volume the country over is from 4 to 8 per cent above a year ago Industrial operations moved upward in most divisions during the week as a general thing in spite of the fact that some activi ties are curtailed by labor difficulties Collections continue to improve follow ing a trend established several months ago with the larger companies and others in strong financial positions paying more promptly than at anv time in recent veers Altogether the issue appeared to most observers to be one which if pressed would lead to a historic fight with incalculable effects on party lines and momentous poten tialities for the future Both houses of congress were in recess today with the senate prepared to resume debate Monday on the bill to abol ish utility holding companies Might Be Inadequate With President Roosevelt declar ing that the AAA control program is endangered Secretary Wallace was seeking amendments to bolster its power He conceded anything found might be inadequate in the light of the NRA decision The alcohol control administra tion which went down in the NRA wreckage hoped to submit to the president soon a plan to take the place of its defunct liquor codes Officials of the securities ex change commission which Presi dent Rosevdt held might also be endangered intimatod thoy would cany on until locally restrained COLLECTION OF TAXES REPORTED Beer Sales Inheritances Gasoline in May Bring DES MOINES June tax collections total for j beer gasoline sales and inheri tances the state treasurers office reported today The largest item is ii gasoline taxes Inheritance taxes total beer taxes 44951 and sales taxes The treasurer allocated of gasoline tax money to counties tor primary road maintenance and SIX MEMBERS OF GANG REPORTED HEADING SOUTH Hunt for Karpis Starts After Buys Boys Freedom PORTLAND Ore June 1 The entire resources of the Oregon state police were thrown into the search for the kidnapers of George Weyerhaeuser today at the request ol Washington state police officials at Olympia Latest word received at state po ice headquarters said the kidnapeps six in number were headed south from Seattle in a tan Hudson se dan and a gray Buick sedan Car Found Abandoned SEATTLE June 1 sedan Pontiac hunted as one of the kid nap cars in the Weyerhaeuser kid laping case was found abandoned here today the state patrol re ported WEYERHAEUSERS PAY By LKLAND HANNUM CiiBjTlehl 1935 by Tlin Asmdntcd Primi TACOMA Wash June eorge Weyerhaeusei was freed early today after nearly eight days captivity by his kidnapers believed to be the notorious Alvin Karpis gang who got ransom as the priceof the boys freedom No sooner had the 9 year old lad been restored to his overjoyed par ents than the greatest manhunt of the Pacific northwest was unleashed to capture the abductors The boy identified three of his captors as Harry Bill and who must be that fellow Karpis Six men had been in the gang he said and they had worn masks on their faces Refer io Karpis George referred to Alvin Karpis widely sought gang leader whose lame and that of his gangster pals ias flitted through the story of the abduction for the past two days Federal agents clamped imme diate silence on all details of the earch while Mr and Mrs J P Weyerhaeuser offered prayers of hanks and clasped their son in the eclusion of their home The ransom was paid by F Rod Titcomb uncle of the boy who vas seized from a Tacoma street lay 24 as he returned homeward rom school during a noon recess Pail Full Amount When or how the money was paid ould not be learned but apparent y the snatchers were given the full mount they demanded for release f the boy a sum which has been laid only twice the kid laping of Edward G Bremer and Charles F Urschel The boy was released about lour from Issaquah 25 miles northwest of here and made his vay as dawn broke to the farm home of George Bonifas Bonifas bundled the lad into an automobile and rushed him toward Tacoma Enroute he stopped at a service station aod tele phoned the family but could raise no one Then he called Tacoma police Turn hi Paef 2 Column 2 CANNING FRUITS An uptotheminute service book j let ready for GlobeGazette readers offers more than 100 tested recipes I for home canning and preserving Sections on fruits vegetables meats and chicken Tells how to for secondary road main tenance Refunds amount to 04208 Six thousand dollars was set aside for administration costs Beer taxes for May arc more than for the same month a year ago Total beer taxes are 76655S95 since the tax was applied in April 1934 Inheritance taxes arc less than for May 1934 make fine jellies jams marma lades fruit butters End pickles how to bottle fruit juices and salt down fresh vegetables This 4S page booklet only recently off the press outlines the latest canning methods discovered in scientific kitchens Use coupon Plan Uniform Iowa Abstracting System j DES MOINES June 1 uniform abstracting system in Iowa will be worked out by the Iowa Title association under a program j adopted at the organizations an nual convention here Arrangement also was made for issuance of monihly bulletins of Iowa court de The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrappedi for booklet Canning and Preserving Name Street J City jjj State Mail io Washington D C ;