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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 5, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIKB SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE ISIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONJB NO 205 MASON CITY MAN KILLED IN ACCIDENT BIG PWA POWER PROGRAM GIVEN COURT SUPPORT Iowa City Project Among Those Sustained by Wheat Ruling WASHINGTON Jus tice Alfred A Wheat of the District of Columbia supreme court Friday upheld the constitutionality of the public works administrations power program in dismiss ing an injunction suit against ten municipal electric projects in four states Wheat ruled on three major legal questions in his lengthy opinion He hela that the plaintiffs the Alabama Power company the Texas Utilities company the Oklahoma Utilities company and the Iowa Light and Power company had a right to bring suit to question the validity of the power projects Partly Constitutional He ruled however that the wo statutes under which the projects are being carried out the national industrial recovery act and the emergency relief act of 1935 are con stitutional insofar as they affect the issues presented in the power case The portion of NIRA under which the PWA power program was insti tuted was not affected by the su preme court ruling which invalida ted NRA another creation of the recovery act Wheat also held that the power projects were authorized by the terms of these two statutes The United States court of ap peals for the District of Columbia recently held the resettlement ad ministration created under the 1935 emergency relief act unconstitu tional Docs Not Apply Wheat held that the court of ap peals ruling did not apply in this case He said The provisions of the emergency relief appropriation act of 1935 in sofar as they provide for housing projects were held unconstitutional If it could fairly be said that that case had gone so far as to hold all the provisions of the act to be unconstitutional I would of course feel bound by it but the only class of projects considered was And the counsel for the plaintiffs do not claim that it goes further I am unable to see how any re served power of a state is in Plans to Appeal Dean Acheson attorney for the utility companies said that he would appeal the case immediately to the court of appeals for the District of Columbia Government attorneys said they would not oppose contin uation of temporary injunctions now in force pending a final decision by higher tribunals Another case challenging the con stitutionality of the PWA power program already is before the su preme court on an appeal by the Duke Power company from a cir cuit court ruling upholding a grant to the Buzzards Roost power project in South Carolina Iowa City Funds The suit ruled on Friday by wheat involved PWA allocations totaling to 10 cities located ia Alabama Texas Oklahoma and Iowa The four utility firms which now furnish electricity to these communities sought to prevent con struction of competing municipal power plants with PWA funds Plaintifs contended that the pro jects would destroy worth of investments made by the four private companies Hearings lasted for more than three weeks during which Secretary of Interior Ickes appeared as the chief government witness IOWA CITY OFFICIALS PLAN CONSTRUCTION IOWA CITY by the favorable federal court decision city officials predicted here Friday that they would be able to proceed with the construction of a million Order Mobilization of Troops to Oust Invaders LOOK INSIDE FOR JAMES DAY Day Seeks Freedom After His Acqittal ON PAGE 2 Star Pitchers Getting Ears Set Back by Hits ON PAGE 9 Claims Evidence to Smash Liquor Ring ON PAGE 3 Landon Leader Makes Reply to Borah Camp ON PAGE 2 Former Clear Lake Boy Among 3 Killed ON PAGE 2 Fined for Destroying 8 Trees in Cemetery ON PAGE 8 FOUR QUIZZED IN EXTORTION PLOT Man and 3 Women Arrestec in E P Adler Case at Davenport DAVENPORT IJFi Davenport police Friday were holding for ques tioning a man and three women ir what apparently was an attempted extortion plot against E P Adler Davenport publisher and president ol the Lee Syndicate of newspapers and president of the Davenport Trust and Savings bank Those held are Marie Dumond 16 Rosemary San kers 18 a maid at the Dumond home and who confessed officers said making a number of telephone calls to Mr Adler at Miss Dumonds request William Trevor 45 pri vate detective for the Iowa Detec tive agency operated by A F Caf fee who recently was acquitted in district court on charges of receiv ing stolen property Mrs Evelyn Caffee wife of A F Caffee Statement by Adler The following statement made by Mr Adler in which he gave details of the alleged plot Thursday morning about 11 oclock the police received a call to send an officer to my residence It was a womans voice and when asked who was talking the party hung up The officer went to the residence and found nothing what ever wrong apparently At Thursday afternoon I received at my office a phone call Naturally we are very pleased to have the federal grant of approved by the Mayor Thomas E Martin who heads the municipal ownership administration said although we cannot avail our selves of the money until a final ap peal ruling ia Canadian Is Hanged for Hammer Killing MONTREAL Mar chand was hanged here early Friday at Bordeaux jail for the hammer siaying of his 35 year old sweet heart Jeanne Lemire last Aug 27 who said la this Mr Adler I said and she said meet me at the Capital theater to night at 8 I said Who is calling She hung up I paid no further attention to it until I got home at 5 p m I found that my housekeeper had received a call at 3 p m in a womans voice who asked if I was home The house keeper informed the caller I was at the office Gets Another Call At she received another call from the same voice saying tell Mr Adler to keep his appointment at the Capital theater tonight or it will end disastrously for At last evening I was called to the phone and the same voice which had talked to me at the office in the Congress to Recess June 8 to June 15 WASHINGTON senate Friday agreed to a house resolution for a recess of congress from Mon I day June 8 to Monday June 15 Action wag taken on the motion of Senator Robinson the democrat ic leader He told news men however that the senate would only meet briefly Monday to adopt any minor confer ence reports that may be ready and then recess without doingany bus iness With all thoughts of adjournm congress before midJune now cast aside advocates and foes of stiff graduated taxes on undivided cor porate profits will have more time to thresh the matter out in confer ences Conference on Taxes The general expectation was that the senate resuming the tax de bate late Friday would quickly pass its own measure containing only a comparative lean levy of 7 per cent on such profits plus a tax of 15 Vi to 18 per cent on net income Then the measure will go into con ference with the house which has passed a bill more to the admin istrations liking Some quarters be lieve that in this conference the ad ministration forces would conduct more of a fight for higher taxes on undivided profits than previously planned Up to Thursday their paramount thought was to adjourn congress this weekend but Speaker Byrns death made that impossible Now the administration forces have more time to fight To Join Lewis Other Washington developments The Amalgamated Association of Iron Steel and Tin Workers agreed to go into John L Lewis camp and seek to organize the steel workers into one big industrial union Whether the craft unionists in the American Federation of La bor would now carry out their threat to expel the Lewis group of unions from the federation was a big question interesting labor cir cles Secretary queries from nounced that Hull responding to LatinAmerica an the United States would refrain from intervention in Nicaragua where a rebellious na tional guard has upset the regime of President Juan B Sacasa afternoon said Dont hang up Meet me at the Capital theater at S oclock I will have on a green dress If you dont the same thing will happen to you that happened in I then went to the police station and officers went to the Capital the ater While the officers were at the theater one of them in my car ray housekeeper called the police station at and said the same womans voice had called my home and asked if I was home and if not if she knew where I had gone The answer was she did not know From Dumond House The call was found to have come from the residence of C M Dum mond Officers went to this address at once and found a telephone book with my name and number marked The parties at this address claimed that the maid Rosemary Bankers 18 who had been employed there for three weeks had put in a number of calls on the telephone but had left at about The Bankers girl was later brought into the station and ad mitted she put in the above tele phone calls but had done so at the request of Marie Dumond daughter of C M Dumond and states in her story to police that Marie told her she had something on me and was going to demand money from me The Bankers girl also states she was asked by Marie Dumond to call the TriCity Star and say in effect Calls Up Star Have reporters and a pho tographer at the Capital theater to night at S oclock and you will get a good story about your The Star reporters and caremamen were there and made no report to the police of having received such a call until late last evening At last night Marie Dum ond and her father were brought to the station and thoroughly ques tioned and have been questioned further today Miss Dumond denies the story entirely and says she had nothing to do with it and did not tell the maid to call me and knew nothing about it While the police were at the Cap ital theater last night they picked up William Trevor who claims to be connected with the Iowa detective agency which is said to be owned by one A B Caffee When brought to the station Trevor claimed that while at supper last evening at the DIGNITARIES OF COUNTRY HONOR SPEAKER BYRNS Bankhead and Snell Give Eulogies at Houses State Funeral WASHINGTON state before the in rostrum from which he guided the house of repre sentatives through history making times Joseph Wellington Byrns Fri day was honored by President Roosevelt and the nation High officials of the United States and foreign powers bowed their heads with Byrns colleagues in congress as the capital paid its last respects to the dead speaker Sadly the new speaker William B Bankhead of Alabama spoke to the mourning throng of Byrns deeds and his sudden death early Name Davis to Federal Reserve Job WASHINGTON T President Roosevelt Friday nominated Chester C Davis to the federal reserve I board and shortly afterward H R Tolley was named by Secretary Wallace to succeed Davis as AAA administrator The AAA said Tolley now acting administrator will assume the per manent title when Davis appoint ment to the reserve board is con firmed by the senate Davis was named for an eight year term ending February 1 1944 He takes the place on the board us ually assigned to a representative of the farm areas One Has Resigned One member of the board which was reorganized by law last Feb ruary has resigned but the presi dent has yet to act on the resigna tion That member is Ralph W Morrison of Texas One place ofi the board hag been vacant since its organization SOUTHERN CHINA Thursday of a heart attack and The president also appointed Emil Schram of Illinois to the Recon struction Finance corporation board to succeed former Senator Hubert Stephens of Mississippi who re ebral hemorrhage There was no littleness in the he said Himself recovered only recently from a long illness and visibly worn by the ordeal of the last few days Bankhead had to pause often during signed It is for the unexpired term of two years ending January 22 his eulogy Snell in Tribunte Representative Bertrand Snell of New York the republican leader spoke of the dead leader of the house democrats as my personal friend and colleague Joe He died as he had Snell said a real man loved honored and respected by his colleagues and a distinguished speaker of the house of Bankhead declared there wag no question but that the arduous and exacting duties of the speaker of the house must have contributed very largely to his untimely Prayed Every Night In the solemn chamber heavily scented by floral remembrances so numerous that they overflowed to the speakers lobby where Byrns had chatted only a few days ago the new speaker continued His lovely and devoted compan ion has told me that they had been married 38 years and that never un der any circumstances had her hus band failed to kneel at his bedside every night to pay his devotion to his Maker and to invoke upon him self the blessings that always come to an humble and contrite heart To such a man the grave can not be a chaniel house It must be a lighted thoroughfare whereby one may pass into a happier and a bet ter world Officers at Attention I believe that Joe Byrns has gone that During the service two capitol of ficers stood at attention at each end of the casket President Roosevelt arrived short ly before noon accompanied by Sec retary Morgenthau two secretaries Marvin H Mclntyre and Stephen T Early captains Paul Bastedo naval aide and Col Edwin M Watson military aide As the house and the gallery spectators stood with bowed heads Dr James Shera Montgomery 71 year old house chaplain opened the services Leave for Nashville His voice broke as he said our beloved speaker has left His conscience was ever the pi lot of his the chaplain 1938 Assistants to Secretary Wallace indicated an announcement would be made shortly of the permanent ap pointment of H R Tolley as AAA administrator Tolley has been act ing administrator since Davis left on a European trip in March of this year Joined in 1933 Davis joined the AAA May 15 1933 as director of the production division He came with George N Peek who had been named adminis trator Peek and Davis had been as sociated for several years Davis was named AAA adminis trator December 15 1934 when Peek resigned to begin foreign trade studies for the president During the decade of the 1920s Davis was associated with Peek Secretary Wallace and other farm leaders in a campaign for enactment of the old McNaryHaugen farm re lief program In March of this year he was sent abroad by President Roosevelt to study international trade He turned about a week ago and at present is on a midwestern speak ing tour which is expected to last for most of this month described steadfast added The president who Speaker Byrns as his friend of many years fearless in corruptible planned to journey to Nashville for the buna services The body was to leave here by special train in late afternoon after lying in state in the chamber 3 Raids at Sioux City SIOUX CITY IcP Continuing their drive on alleged liquor and gambling law violators Sioux City police raided three establishments here and arrested three persons Caffee home he was called to the phone and told to have a detective at the Capital theater at 8 oclock Police are still checking Trevors story and a number of other angles in the Recalls Old Plot Mr Adler escaped a kidnap plot laid for him in a Chicago hotel three years ago At that time he was slugged as he left his room and later authori ties found a trunk in which holes lad been drilled Chicago police be ieved it had been planned to seize lim and smuggle him from the hotel n the trunk FIORENZA GETS DEATH SENTENCE Bows Head as Judge Sets Execution for Week of July 13 NEW YORK John Fiorenza convicted of the murder of Nancy Evans Titterton authorwife of a broadcasting company executive was sentenced Friday to die in the electric chair at Sing Sing prison during the week beginning Monday July 13 Sentence was pronounced by Gen eral Sessions Judge Charles C Nott Jr As Fiorenza stood before the bench and the judge pronounced the words decreeing his death his at torney Henry Klauber stepped to his side They exchanged comments Win you come up and see me in Sing Sing the attorney later quoted the condemned youth as ask ing apparently without emotion Fiorenza bowed his head only once FORECAST IOWA Showers and local thun derstorms Friday night and Sat urday little change in tempera ture MINNESOTA Probably show ers in south partly cloudy to cloudy in north Friday night and Saturday cooler Saturday in ex treme northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 73 Minimum in Night 52 At 8 A M Friday 60 Kalnfall Trace TO FIGHT JAPAN Independent Declaration of War by Canton Government CANTON Chhia south western political council Friday night ordered combined provincial armies of South China to mobilize an antiJapanese expedition in the north The councils mandate decreed that the troops of Kwangtung and Kwangsi provinces be merged into the peoples revolutionary anti Japanese national salvation forces lor the expedition Military conscription patrols were active and police tightened their precautions A number of persons were arrested and detained for dis cussing the political situation in public Food prices had risen 30 per cent and the people were hurriedly stor ing up rice in anticipation of an ap proaching crisis War Is Declared An independent declaration of war against Japan was issued Fri day by the Canton south Chinese government The Kuomintang nationalist party southwest executive commit tee and southwest political council ordered troops to march northward to resist Japanese The declaration was considered an attempt to force a united Chinese front against Japan by coalition of the Canton and Nanking north governments The war declaration ordered the troops to be called the antiJapan ese salvation Four Towns Occupied Four Hunan province towns said Japanese dispatches to Shanghai were occupied Friday by the en croaching Kwangtung Kwangsi soldiers There was little or no oppo sition The central Nanking government engaged in a feverish and wide spread campaign of armed prepar edness professed to be mystified by the reported declaration of war from Canton Authorities insisted the Canton government had no authority to make war on anyone They were in clined to look on the development as merely a reiteration of Cantons re cent action in demanding national government resistance to Japanesa military expansion in the north Strong Reinforcements This has taken the form of strong reinforcements for Japanese garrisons in the PeipingTientsin area Nevertheless Generalissimo Chi ang KaiShek the Chinese dictator was forging ahead on a nationwide scale of military preparedness One outstanding manifestation of this campaign was the reported execu tion at Hsinhsiang of seven Japan esepaid spies In the first national preparedness drive since China became a repub lic officials and citizens alike were receiving military instruction resi dents received air raid drills and Honan province probable major battlefield of any SinoJapanese war was a beehive of defensive ac tivity See Final Awakening Foreigners saw in the great cam paign a final awakening of the Chi nese to the need of a national de fense by words arms rather than by Two incidents continued in the news The mayor of Twingtao apologiz ed to Japanese authorities because a Japanese schoolgirl allegedly had her arm broken in a fight with Chi nese children In Peiping the British embassy started a judicial inquiry into Ihe death of a Japanese soldier which Japanese authorities blamed on a foreign soldier wearing a British U S and Britain to Take Common Action If France Quits Gold LONDON NewsChroni cle without stating its authority said Friday an informal agreement been reached between the United States and British govern ments to take common action in the event the French franc goes off the gold standard Killed in Crash GEORGE LAMB BLUM CALLS TO FRENCH WORKERS Premier Tells Strikers He Will Try to Pass 40 Hour Week Law Copyricht 1936 by The Associated PARIS socialist Leon Blum new premier broadcast an appeal Friday to Frances workers of whom are on strike to avoid disorders promising them he would try to pass a 40 hour week law He asked the strikers to be tient and to have confidence in him and to try and obtain their demands by law In addition to the 40 hour week he promised to ask parliament to vote authorization of collective con tracts and paid three making up the principal reforms de manded by the labor world Would Aid Enemies Any panic and said the new premier would serve the dark designs of the enemies of the peoples front among whom some already seek revenge I swear as chief of the gov ernment to go to work with the calm strength which is a guarantee of new In an effort to check the spread of strikes running rampant across the country Blum declared the gov ernment is resolved to act with de cision and speed for the tillers of the soil as well as the workers of the The premiers speech brought a rush of buyers on the Bourse where the entire stock list gained Securities Go Up Among securities to show rises were industrial shares which had drifted to a low point because of the strikes While Blum was speaking over the radio from his apartment Georges Mandel the outgoing min ister of posts telegraph and tele phones was surrounded by a crowd of his former subordinates who sang the communist internationale in his face as he entered his auto mobile The leftist representation in the chamber of deputies including the radicalsocialists appealed to the strike committees to reach a quick settlement Roger Salengro the new minister of the interior conferred with the leaders of the general federation of labor on the strike Calls on Workers J B Lebas new minister of so cial solidarity called on the workers to take into account the profound change in the political sit uation with the advent of the so cialist government Premier Blum elaborated on this theme saying The government will do its whole duty it will not fail to fulfill any promises made But its strength lies above all in the confidence the people of France placed in it and it claims today a demonstration of confidence from the millions of voters who lifted it to While he was speaking the large food stores and meat packing estab lishments of Paris were closed by strikers 5 Bandits Hold Up Bank in New Jersey LITTLE FERRY N Little Ferry First National bank was held up by five bandits Friday Estimates placed the amount of money taken between and BOUND TO WORK AS AUTOMOBILE HITS STREETCAR George Lamb Laborer at Decker Plant Dies Instantly George Lamb 25 laborer at the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant was killed instantly shortly after 6 oclock Friday morning while enroute to work when the automo bile on which he was riding the running board crashed into a south bound streetcar in front of 707 North Federal avenue Harry Ells worth Central Heights was driver of the northbound Whippet coupe and Harry Berry 712 Georgia ave nue southeast was the motorman driving the streetcar Coroner J E McDonald called an inquest to be held at 10 oclock Sat urday morning at the courthouse to fix the responsibility Lamb on Running Board Ellsworth attempted to pass a car ahead of him which had come to a sudden stop but the moment he left the traffic lane his car collided with the streetcar according to police re ports Lamb on the running board received the fun force of the collis ion suffering a broken neck and collarbone and broken rib His scalp was nearly torn off and his right foot cut off The right running board of the car was badly damaged In the Ellsworth car were other laborers going to work at the Decker plant Joe Aamodt 504 Tyler avenue southwest and Ed ward Newman West Haven addi tion Ellsworth suffered a cut mouth and Aamodt a bruised foot Lamb had boarded the car at Fourth street and North Federal avenue R T Burroughs 416 Fifth street northwest was in the car in front of the Ellsworth auto and was with his wife driving to his work at the Northwestern States Portland Ce ment company He declared that he was forced to apply his brakes sud denly when the car in front of him turned to park I had to stop quickly for I would have hit the streetcar if I had at tempted to pass the car aiead of he said I heard the crash afterward and went to the corner at Ninth street and returned to the scene of the he said Family DogTrembles At the griefstricken Lamb home at 416 West State Friday morning even the family dog trembled with canine Instinct of tragedy Ells worth was there also heartbroken as a result of the accident Surviving are Lambs wife and a daughter Beverly Jane 4 his par ents Mr and Mrs Harley Lamb two brothers Lloyd and Gerald and a sister June He was born Feb 26 1911 at Oskaloosa The family later moved to Fort Dodge Lambobtaining his education at schools in Oskaloosa and Fort Dodge After the family moved to Mason City Lamb worked at the Decker plant for three years then was unemployed for a time For the past six years he had been a butcher at the packing plant McNamara Is EyeWitness W E McNamara 707 North Federal avenue was an eyewitness leaving his house as the accident occurred directly in front of the residence Funeral services will be held Mon day afternoon at oclock at the Patterson funeral home with the Rev C E Flynn pastor of the First M E church in charge Burial will be at Elmwood ceme tery The body was taken to the Patterson funeral home ALMOST MILLION JOIN IN STRIKES Three European Nations in Throes of Industrial Difficulties By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Almost a million workers in three European nations out on strike Friday Weary officials Whose negotia tions with and operators have resulted in only alight success gave up attempts to estimate accur ately tie strikers numbers Private sources gave these esti mates which werr not officially confirmed France Spain Belgium ;