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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 3, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KJE SEKV1C3B MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 3 1935 THIS PAPKR CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 200 lowans in Washington Reactions to NRA Rule Vary Among Congressmen By MUNKO KEZER ASHINGTON June 3 actions of Iowas congressmen to nullification o f the NRA by the supreme court ranged today from frank ex pressions of sat isfaction to a prediction that a constitutional amend m e n t to make possible a new NRA was inevitable Representative Hubert Utter back turned back the pages of history to argue for his theory a return to the NRA or some similar social controls of busi ness and industry were inevitable Never in the history of this he said has the supreme court rejected as unconstitutional a major piece of legislation which so cial progress demanded but that the constitution has been amendecT to cope with the situation Take the Dred Scot decision for he said It stirred high feelings and it took a civil war to bring the inevitable results But they came Take the federal income tax The cOAirt ruled it invalid and the people answered with a constitu tional Would Not Go took the position the people would not go back to the old Unwilling to predict the form of the new step or the time it would take he insisted there was no alter native to eventual action to make social controls again available A directly opposite view was tak en by Representative John W Gwynne R who saw in the in validation of the NRA a definite step toward recovery I never was for the he commented never thought it wise and never thought it was a good thing for the country I have al ways felt that if we would prevent creation of large monopolies and Turn lo Page 3 Column 2 HOOVER ATTACKS BUREAUCRACY Davis Pleads Guilty to Kidnap Charges BLUE SKIES FOR IOWA FORECAST WeekEnd Floods Roll Away Down Rivers in Southern Section of State DES MOiNES end floods rolled away down south ern Iowa rivers and streams today as the weather bureau predicted blue skies for today and tomorrow In south central Iowa muddy floods in the Grand Nodaway and east 102 rivers crept back to their at Ottumwa the Des Moines river reached flood stage and was still rising The Cedar river west of Musca tine while not at flood stage had turned to a turbulent torrent that halted search for the body of How ard Wagner Wilton Junction man whose wrecked truck was jound in the river nearly a month ago May Month of Kain May was a month of rain par ticularly in southern Iowa and a Turn to PalCB 2 Column 6 WEYERHAEUSER SUSPECT SEIZED IN BREMER CASE Pal of Barker Arrested in Chicago Flown to St Paul ST PAUL June 3 hard by the law he had dodged so long Volney Davis one of the Bar kerKarpis kidnap mob pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in con nection with the Bremer abduction case today Davis faces possible life imprison ment the same sentence passed upon Arthur Doc Barker and Oliver Berg convicted of the kid naping here two weeks ago Sen tence was deferred Arraigned before Federal Judge M M Joyce the fugitive gangster listened to the lengthy reading of the indictment in the same court room in which his erstwhile pal Barker recently was convicted of kidnaping Edward G Bremer wealthy St Paul banker last year Answers At the conclusion of the reading Davis himself answered He was not represented by counsel Togged out in a gray suit with blue shirt and tie and brown and gray suede shoes Davis listened un moved before the bar of justice while alert guards eyed him nar rowly Bremer 37 year old bank presi dent was kidnaped Jan 17 1934 and released after 21 days of im prisonment in a hideout at Ben upon payment of ransom Brought by Plane Brought here by plane from Chi cago where he was captured Satur day under heavy guard Davis was escorted to the courtroom less than five hours after he landed here He was flanked on both sides by a cordon of deputy marshals as he was led handcuffed to a U S de puty marshal before Judge Joyce Davis a member of the Barker Karpis mob was a schoolmate of Doc Barker and his slain brother Fred Barker Davis a member of the Barker Karpis gang is a possible suspect in the kidnaping of 9 year old George Weyerhaeuser at Tacoma last week but Harold E Andersen district chief of the de partment of justice here refused to discuss that phase FORECAST IOWA Fair Monday night and Tuesday cooler in east and south portions Monday night MINNESOTA Generally Monday night and Tuesday except unsettled in north por tion Monday night cooler Mon day night and in northeast por tion Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday SO Minimum in Night At 8 A M Monday 60 Rainfall Trace Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 69 Minimum in Night 56 At 8 A M Sunday 60 Kainfall 71 of an Inch June got a good start toward its half century precipitation when nearly threequarters of an inch was re corded in the GlobeGazettes rain gage on River Heights Sunday brought the highest temperature of 3935 thus far but a north wind chilled North Iowa Monday morn ing with the sun partly obscured by n haze much similar to that caused by dust George Is Back Home Osage Man Placed in Jail After Attempt to Hang Self in Barn OSAGE June But tolth 33 was held today in the county jail following an attempt to hang himself early Sunday He was saved from hanging in a barn at his farm home by his uncle who cut the rope Domestic troubles were blamed as the reason for his attempt to hang himself Twice before he had attempted to hang himself Loses Left Leg While Playing m Elevator SIOUX CITY June 3 ence Thomas son of Mr and Mrs Clarence Thomas of Movilla lost his left leg while playing in a grain elevator on the Thomas farm His feet became entangled in some machinery His condition is serious A group of piaymates of Americas most wanted boy wave a homecoming greeting in front oC the Weyerhaeuser home in Tacoma hoping their chum just returned to his parents would see them from his window The news of his safe escape from the clutches of the abductors quickly spread among his overjoyed school and neighborhood playmates Central Vress Ransom Bill Numbers Are Made Public By LELAND HANNTJM TACOMA June 3 Department of justice agents began distributing pamphlets listing the numbers of currency ransom notes here today as they sought pick up the cooling trail of the kid napers of 9 year old George Weyer haeuser The bulletin does not mention the Weyerhaeuser case merely describ ing it as a kidnaping Agents received the pamphlets this morning after they had report KIDNAPERS DOLLAR Ed Wolske oil station operator at Renton who received the dollar bill which kidnapers gave George Weyerhaeuser when ae was released is a brother of Joe Wolske 730 Eighth street south east Mason City and visited with Joe and other brothers here five years ago George Weyer haeuser used the dollar bill to buy gasoline for George Bonifas who took him in his automobile to Tacoma ed they were informed Volney Dav is aide of Alvin Karpis snatch gang and mentioned as a suspect in the Weyerhaeuser kidnaping had been arrested in Chicago The man was hurried from Chicago by airplane to St Paul Refuse to Comment Operatives refused to comment on published reports the kidnapers Turn lo Pnee 2 Column 3 FRENCH LINER SETSRECORDS tjianT Nonhahdie Reaches New York With Atlantic Speed Mark ABOARD S S NORMANDIE AT SEA June 3 mam moth Normandie having wrested at least two transAtlantic speed rec ords on her maiden voyage reached Ambrose lightship in New York harbor today at a m E S French flagship covered the distance of miles from Bishops Rock to Ambrose at an average speed of knots The elapsed time was 99 hours five minutes Breaks All Marks It was announced that the Nor mandie had broken all speed rec ords covering the miles from Southampton to Anrorose at a speed of total time from Southampton of 107 hours 33 minutes When she passed Ambrose she was a half hour ahead of schedule The average Sunday and Monday speed was knots the highest ever achieved by a transAtlantic liner Crossing Record Set The crossing record set by the Normandie was for a single days run The Normandies speed was vir tually the same as that of the Rex when she set the worlds record for an Atlantic crossing Whether it was a trifle faster or slower will not be known until dif ferences in mileage from vaiious starting points and over the dif ferent rputes is computed SEEK ORDER TO BAREVIDENCEOF OCONNOR AIDES Special Prosecutors at Sioux Gity Present Graft Affidavit SIOUX CITY June 3 Spe cial prosecutors H M Havner and Ole Naglestad today sought a dis trict court order barring Atty Gen Edward L OConnor and his assist ants from presenting evidence to the Woodbury county graft grand jury The petition was filed ia district court Havner and Naglestad declare in their petition that they have ob tained an affidavit alleged to show the attorney generals office has been connected with payment of protection money by operators of slot machines throughout the state They filed the application shortly before the grand jury convened The jurors were expected to make a partial report and then adjourn for a two weeks recess Name Not Disclosed The special prosecutors did not disclose in their petition the name of the man who gaye the affidavit They declared however that he has been subpenaed to appear before the grand jury This witness Hav ner and Naglestad said attended a meeting in Des Moires also attend ed by assistant at torney generalj Jbe Gagaii Des Moines bondsman Dewey Berlovich Des Molues night club operator now serving a life sentence for murder Tom Conroy Des Moines beer distributor and several other persons At this meeting the special prose cutors state in their petition an agreement is alleged to have been arranged whereby operation of slot machines was to be permitted if the operators paid protection money Collector of Gagan Naglestad and Havner said the affidavit disclosed was to be collector of the tribute and was to contact the attorney generals office through Maley The petition states the affidavit discloses that the attorney gener als office was to receive 1 a week a slot machine operated and thai the collecter would use his own judgment in collecting from gam bling houses The affidavit further states Naglestad and Havner de clared that the money was to be divided between Conroy and Gagan for distribution after all expenses of collection were paid Without Molestation Berlovich the special prosecutors said the affidavit discloses was to be allowed to operate his De Moines night club without moles tation from officials This was al he was toreceive for his contribution to the protection rings sinking fund the petition quotes the affidavit Glair Hamilton assistant attor ney general has represented the at torney generals office in the grand jury investigation of graft here He has not however appeared at iU sessions during presentation of evi Tnni to 2 Column 4 STRAWS POINT TOWARD RECOVERY MERRILL S GAFFNEY IN WATERLOO COURIERI ASKS NEW TRIAL FOR MRS BELONG j Motion Takes Exceptions to Certain Evidence and Jurors State WEST UNION June 3 tion for a new trial for Mrs Ellen Delong of Maynard convicted May 4 of the second degree murder of I her husband was filed today by her attorney E H OBrien of Ocl wein OBrien charged the court erred in admitting as evidence photographs of De Long lying on the couch on which he was shot and of his clothing OBrien also charged that H A Ott foreman of the jury was dismissed in 1927 from the state hospital for the inj sane at Independence before he was i cured 1 Among the most significont statements concerning the current economic situation is the following by J C Clifford in The Maga zine of Wall Street Although the evidence of the im provement in the heavy goods industries is conclusive enough it is so less be cause the picture is sharply etched but because a myriad straws point in that direction Improvement in the construction indus try provides one of the bright spots Mr Clif ford says that The creeping paralysis which come over construction probably was the most marked characteristic of the depression Re cently however a significant change has come over residential construction For the first three months of this year the value of residential contracts was 23 per cent higher than in the first quarter of 1934 according to the W F Dodge corporation whose fig ures are the accepted The machine tool business is booming The National Association of Manufacturers has stated thaf would be spent on equipment and rehabilitation of plants if the government would shelve some of the bills now pending The department of labors index of em ployment in durable goods in March gained per cent over February and per cent over March 1934 Economists have long been saying that improvement in the heavy industries is essen tial for any appreciable progress in the direc tion of complete recovery Mr Clifford points out that The treasury poured out millions one way and another during 1933 and 1934 but about the only immediate major effect was a bolstering of retail which by and large had held up very well without the treasurys Now however the heavy goods industries place wherethe depression are coming back Unless congress emulates thp last Iowa general assembly in rushing through a number of illconsidered measures at the last minute nothing con stop us Congress in Sixth Month Fights Ahead WASHINGTON June 3 President Roosevelt prepared fur ther steps to meet the supreme courts NRA decision congress en tered its sixth month today with jlenty of fights ahead The executive reserved a declara tion of general policy on NRA until ater in the week Speaker jByrns after a white house conference said it was his personal opinion that nothing should be done about a constitutional amendment until inal effects of the decision bad jeen determined Byrns indicated he was opposed to a suggestion from some quarters that congress adjourn soon and meet in special session next fall Government In Meanwhile the treasury an nounced that the government was in the red by for the first 11 months of the fiscal year ending June 30 Use of certain commodity price ndexes in determining the value of utility rate making purposes was declared unacccpta 3le by the supreme court when used by the Maryland public service commission in ordering lower tele phone rates for Baltimore The supreme court also agreed to rule next fall on the constitutional ly of part of another new deal home owners loan act of 1933 To Review Cose It consented to review a decision of the Wisconsin supreme court holding that building and loan as gpciations charted that state cannot convert themselves into fed eral associations Validity of the standard exhibi tion used widely in the motion picture industry is another measure to be decided by the su preme court The tribunal consented to review a decision of the Minne sota supreme court against the Fox Film corporation which presents the Georgia bankers opposed the om nibus banking bill before a senate committee while Charles S Ham lin a member of the federal re serve board and J David Stern publisher of the Philadelphia Eve ning Record and the New York Evening Post argued in its favor Report Farm Loans The farm credit administration reported that the nations farmers received in loans from May 1 1933 through Dec 31 1934 The length of the present session of congress leaders believed de pends somewhat on the presidents course relative to NRA A long fight was predicted by many if the administration should Sounds Warning HERBERT HOOVER RECEIVE SI I DEGREES Girl in Hospital for Last 15 Months Graduated With Honors IOWA CITY June 3 brown haired Frances Fourt a sani torium patient for the last 15 months propped herself up in a hos pital bed today to be graduated with highest distinction from the Uni versity ofIowa r Only four others in class of seniors were graduated with such distinction And those four havent tuiserculpsis They havent been In a sanitoxium They havent had to study in bed They havent undergone operation after operation Frances Fourt 20 of Fairfield has Hoars Name Announced But today she had her own com mencement in her hospital room overthe radio Sheheard her name announced She heard the words highest She smiled a happy smile of attainment I had hopedto hear that for she said Sometimes J was just afraid I might Fifteen months ago Frances sis ter of Dr Fourt University athletic medical advisor was taken to Oakdale sanitarium Doctors or dered complete quiet Operation followed operation bul failed to collapse her lung and hall the disease iTunl PaifC 2 Column 4 LEFT HOMELESS 35 Bodies Found Estimate of 140 Flood Dead Held McCOOK June 3 Thirtyfive bodies had been taken from the flood swept Republican river valley in southern Nebraska at noon today State Senator W C Bullard gen eral chairman of relief work here announced the known death toll for the area was about 140 persons Meanwhile J M Power of St Louis American Red Cross official said between and Ne braska families are homeless and that his estimate was conserva In Washington Gov R L Coch ran prepared to appeal to the fed eral relief administration for funds for emergency needs and for recon struction and rehabilitation Bullard estimated cattle were dead and 55 miles of railroad track washed out Rescue work and the search for bodies continued today in the 11 Nebraska counties which were dev astated by the twin catastrophe of floods and tornadoes The property damage was estimated at more than Reports from Carter that seven persons were listed as dead in that vicinity brought the Nebraska un official toll compiled by the Asso ciated Press to 91 Colorado has 19 known dead Wyoming 7 Texas 5 Kansas 9 and Missouri 2 Keeps on Studying Frances kept on studying for her degree majoring in political science She attained Phi Beta Kappa na tional honorary scholastic frater nity Last week she was brought tc University hospital There was an other operation even more serious Doctors hoped it would be more successful Frances Fourt With highest dis came the words over thi radio I said the girl Ive won my Over Attend More than persons including j candidates for degrees and members TROUBLED BY LIMITS PLACED BY GOVERNMENT Tells Drake Seniors That Mobilisation Is Being Attempted TEXT ON PAGE 3 DES MOINES June 3 bert Hoover told Drake university seniors today he is troubled by what the forces of government may impose on you that will limit and destroy your inspirations your nceatives and your Some people would like to mo lilize you into a political bu eaucracy to run this the former president said But some of us hold that the jobs would o to those who win them fairly y Hoover who returned to his na ive state yesterday received an lonorary degree of doctor of laws after his address He planned to cave by motor for Chicago this af ernoon Gets Frequent Applause The political sallies and dry hu mor of the former republican chief executive drew frequent applause rom his audience particularly when he said Times in Iowas early history were harder sometimes than at others and it was that iiey would be harder if the demo crats won an University officials estimated the commencement audience at persons An additional heard t h e former presidents speech through loudspeakers which carried Hoovers words over theuniversity campus No political Significance The only lowan to attain the presidency of the United States warned his listeners you should be suspicious of any proposal that asks you to forego the rightful exercise of your muscles and might of any governmental action which limits your opportunities to work and pro Denying that bis return to his na tive state contained any political significance Mr Hoover asked will the governmentpermit you to breatho the pure air of liberty in the spirit of the bill of rights That is the thing that you lave need to look out for For in this matter you enter life at one of the most crucial periods of American Would Dim Hopes The exponents of the new social order x x x would dim some of your hopes by telling you x x x that hope new adventure and new opportunity have departed I dont agree to that Such assertions are an assump tion that you will have no intelli gence no energy no ambitions no new ideas and no new inventions It is true old age and misfortune deserve protection and that the haunting fear of poverty should be driven from it may be that there are some who fearing competition in life wish for assur Turn to Pure 1 Column K of the University faculty attended the ceremony which concluded a four day program at the seventy fifth annual commencement President Eugene A Gilmore who presided for the first time at a June commencement conferred the de grees after the candidates from each college had been presented by their respective deans Prof Charles Bundy Wilson old est university professor in point of service delivered a brief charge to the graduates j Receive Degrees The class included 307 candidate fcr bachelor of arts degrees 187 bachelor of science 62 doctor of medicine 62 juris doctpr 29 doctor of dental surgery 95 master of arts 37 master of science 35 doctor of philosophy I Approximately persons at tended baccalaureate services at which Dr Joseph Fort Newton pas ter of St James Episcopal church of Philadelphia spoke last night Both the commencement cere mony and baccalaureate services were held in the fieldhouse Plrnly of Water af Crcston CRESTON June 3 Last year at this time Crcstnn officials parcelled out water to its citizens Today Summit lake Crestons reser voir holds twire as much water as Creston ever had Booklet on Astronomy No one sees what is before Ms all gaze at the 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