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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 10, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI jflVK CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 10 1935 ONK THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 206 lowans in Washington More Concerned About FrazierLemke Case Than NRA By MUNKO REZER ASHING TON June 10 lowans more concerned over invalidation o f the FrazierLem ke farm mort gage moratorium law than the NRA see no im mediate difficul ties but look to the future for possible reper cussions A cross section of views of Iowa representatives in congress reveals this general opin ion of the effect of the supreme court decision state moratorium law pro vides a backstop which should pre vent any extensive immediate loss of farms by heavily indebted own ers refinancing arrange ments are made there may be seri ous difficulties when the state mor atorium expires in 1937 that insurance companies may seek to acquire ownership by foreclosure proceedings for two rea take advantage of rising land prices and a profit for themselves or to have a backstop against inflation dangers Inflation Is Threat The Inflation angle was summed up as a specific threat in a letter from an Iowa lawyer to his con gressman here in which the law yer urged action to improve means of refinancingfarm debts Written before the FrazierLemke decision was handed down the letter said My own judgment is that an at titude is growing up among mort gagees particularly insurance com panies where they actually desire to acquire a considerable amount of good farm land as a hedge against inflation particularly when their portfolios contain a large amount of fixed interest bonds I dont know atti tilde as j they aresnowing pretty sound business judgment The point I am making is that the days of procuring heavy reductions from mortgagees on farm loans are rapidly drawing to a close Farm Prices Still Loiv There is only one way in my opinion whereby this situation can be met and that is by congressional action requiring the land banks and land commissioners to make more liberal loans Farm prices are of course still low so far as ready purchasers are concerned but more and more people are becoming in terested in purchase of land this is bound to lead to substantial in crease in valuation My own judg Turn to 1nse 2 Column 5 TRAIN CUTS OFF BOTH HER LEGS Girl Bumming Her Way on Freight Tumbles Off at Iowa Falls IOWA FALLS June 10 Florence Ford in her late teens bumming her way on a Rock Island freight lost both legs at the hips when she fell under the wheels of the train here at p m today At Ellsworth hospital it was said the injuries probably will be fatal Her mother Mrs Lillian Ford lives at Atlantic The girl had alighted from the train to get a drink of wa ter and was reboarding it when she fell TheWeather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Mon day night and Tuesday preced ed by thunderstorms in extreme southeast portion Monday after noon or night Cooler Monday night MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday ex cept possibly showers in north west Tuesday afternoon cooler in east and south portions Tues day night warmer in north west Tuesday IN MASON CITY Weather figures for 24 hour pe riod ending at S a m Monday Maximum Sunday 7n Minimum Sunday night fi2 At S A M Monday R4 Precipitation 49 inches Weather figures for 24 hour pe riod ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum Saturday 74 Minimum in nfglit At 8 a m Sunday ROBBERS LOOT ROCKFORO BANK Urges Save the Constitution LOWDEN LEVELS HIS ATTACK ON Illinois Leader Spangler Sound Battle Cry at Republican Meet SPRINGFIELD 111 June 10 Ashouting singing crowd of Prairie State republicans launched the mid dlewests vest pocket national con Gross Roots confer to the battle cry of preserve the constitution Gathered in Illinois state fair aud itorium republicans from 10 states heard Frank O Lowden former governor of Illinois and unsuccessful candidate for the republican presi dential nomination in 1920 and 192 and Harrison E Spangler Iowa na tional committeeman level opening shots at the Roosevelt administra tion 7000 in Auditorium Officials of the conference said there were 7000 in the auditorium when the gavel fell Both Lowden and Spangler tod the assemblage that the issue for 1936 is the preservation of the con stitution and liberty against autocracy Spangler speaking at a rostrum above an illuminated portrait of Abraham Lincoln drew a noisy demonstration which stopped his address when he said The issue today is the philoso phies of Lincoln against those of Frajiklin Delano Roosevelt Hits Lowden 74 year old former gov ernor of Illinois told the republi cans that the essentials of our form of government are now chal lenged in high places by a propos al to amend the constitution Lowden declared that recent events furnished the republican party with its greatest opportunity since the Civil war and said No crisis so grave as the pres ent has confronted the American people since that unhappy conflict Then as now the essentials of our form of government are being chal lenged in high places Constitution Is Issue The preservation of the constitu is the supreme issue of the hour He urged the grass rooters to take a strong stand in favor of states rights against any concen tration of power in Washington Lowden spoke from the rostrum of the Illinois slate fairgrounds coli seum to party leaders and visitors from Illinois Iowa Indiana Kan sas Minnesota Missouri Nebraska Oklahoma South Dakota and Wis consin On the farm problem Lowden de clared flatly in favor of government benefits to farmers corresponding to industrys protective tariff Favors Farm Benefits There is always the problem of maintaining a just balance between agriculture and industry he said That balance can be maintained only if so long as we have a pro tective tariff for the benefit of in dustry we give to agriculture cor responding benefits for that portion of the products of the soil which go into domestic consumption As the grasp roots conference opened its first formal session with arrangements made to seat 8500 persons in the coliseum the import ant resolutions committee retired to work on the official conference declaration To Announce Platform Through the resolutions commit tee the grass rooters will speak their mind on the democratic admin istrations management on the AAA and the NRA and announce an off year platform of construe live proposals A first section de voted to denouncing the Roosevelt administration will be submitted to the conference tonight The name of President Roosevelt was introduced today by Arthur M Hyde President Hoovers secretary of agriculture and former jrvernoL of Missouri Speaking at Lincolns tomb in Springfield Hyde said We do not join Mr Roosevelt in his admiration of the powers of other nations including the powers of Mussolini Hitler and Stalin We would first of all preserve liberty On Current Issues The resolutions committees job as explained by Harrison E Spangler of Cedar Rapids Iowa one of the conferences prime movers was to express republican sentiments on current issues as a statement of principles to attract sympathetic voters After broad attack upon the Roosevelt administration charging I Turn to 1asc 2 column 2J Sounds Battle Cry FRANK O LOWDEN North lowans Take Part in G 0 P Rally Amendments to Holding Company Bill Considered Senate Leaders Anxious to Dispose of Measure and Take Up NRA WASHINGTON June 10 Shriners convention dominated the Washington scene today red fezzes appearing everywhere and giving colors to the senate and house gal leries Amendments to the public utili ties holding company bill were con sidered by the senate The house moving steadily along with its work debated District of Columbia legis lation Democratic leaders were eager to dispose of the utilities measure in the senate as soon as possible so as to take up the skeletonized NRA ex tension bill Unless the senate acts this week NRA will expire next Sunday Consider New Projects Downtown interest centered en the white house where the allotment board was called into session to consider new jobgiving projects to be financed from the works fund Confronted with a growing de mand for restoration of the anti trust laws Chairman Harrison con fered with his senate finance comj fng the importance of developing a mittee on what procedure to follow republican leadership in Iowa which on the approved resolution extending NRA in skeletcn form The resolution was received from the house at the opening of the sen ate session but Harrison made no immediate move to call it up NRA foes had said they would oppose it Restore Old Interest Restoration of the old 4 per cent interest rate on PWA loans to states and communities under the 54000000000 work program was announced by Secretary Ickes who said the change was designed to at tract private capital to finance the expenditures not donated by tee federal government The rate was lowered to 3 per cent on May 24 at the same timethe federal donation on nonfederl PWA projects was raised from 30 to 45 per cent Stratosphere Flight Start Indefinite as Weather Stays Bad RAPID CITY S Dak June 10 starting date of the Na tional Geographicarmy strato sphere flight from the Black Hills again was indefinitet today Weather conditions continued un favorable and Captain Randolph Williams ground officer said infla tion of the huge balloon today ap peared unlikely Wiley Post Decides to Postpone Flight LOS ANGELES June 10 After looking over a weather map of the country Wiley Post noted roundtheworld pilot decided to day to postpone until tomorrow his fourth attempt to fly nonstop through the stratosphere to New York By W JEAKL HALL Staff Representative SPRINGFIELD 111 June North Iowa had ample representa tion on the important committees appointed to interpret and translate into action the sentiment of the grass roots republican conference which got under way this forenoon in the giant pavilion on the Illinois state fairgrounds Herman Knudson Cerro Gordo county representative in the legis lature was one of the five lowans on the conference resolutions body A satisfactory plank on the agri cultural situation promised to be the most difficult task before this particularly with respect to the triple A Talle of Detorah H O Talle of Decorah was the fourth district representative on the future plans committee and George Banta of Manchester was named by an Iowa nominating committee for the rules body Arthur Harris Cerro Gordo county auditor was chosen Sunday night to speak for the fourth district on this nominating committee William Williams of Garner fu ture plans Ed Tompkins rules and i Harmon Robert Blue of Clarion permanent organization were other North lowans serving on conference com mittees Dr George A Bemis of Garner represented the eighth dis trict on the nominating body With Mr Knudson on the resolu tions committee were Henry Peter son of Council Bluffs Charles Rhinehart of Dallas Center1 Don Berry of Indianola arid Elmer John son of Cedar Rapids Contest Over Turner A spirited contest involving the status of Dan Turner former governor enlivened the nominating committees meeting Sunday night It ended with Mr Turners rejec tion by unanimous vote for a place on the conference resolutions com mittee Placed in nomination by Ed White of Harlan as the one lowan who is most conversant with the farm ing situation he drew an immedi ate and withering fire from other committee members Dr Bemis spoke first identify ing himself as one who had gone down to defeat with the Corning man He insisted that naming Mr Turner would reopen the party breach avoidance of which is es sential to republican success in Iowa Expresses Like View James Rhodes Newton publisher likewise a Turner supporter in the past expressed a like view stress LOCATE HIDEOUT WEYERHAEUSER KIDNAPERS USED Death Penalty Will Be Asked Two Held and Third Sought WASHINGTON June 10 J Edgar Hoover director of the fed eral bureau of investigation said today his agents had ascertained that George Weyerhaeuser Jr 9 year old kidnaped Tacoma Wash youth had been hidden at 1509 West Eleventh avenue in Spokane Wash Iowa Relief Rolls Show 10000 Drop By GEORGE MILLS DES MOINES June 10 least 10000 Iowa families and cases have left relief rolls since the state reapplication drive began less than a month ago unofficial figures from state relief headquar ters indicated today In line with the federal require ment that all persons receiving re lief must be in actual need FERA authorities have placed reapplica tion blanks in the hands of every case on the rolls Either family or an individual may be classified Turn Intr 2 Cfilnrmi II Richetti Tried for Kansas City Union Station Massache KANSAS CITY June 10 Adam Richetti knife faced pal ot We have just definitely located Charles Pretty Boy Floyd in the the hideout where the Weyerhaeu ser boy was held Hoover told newsmen after a telephone com munication with his agents at Spo kane Cupboard in House The hideout contained a cup board in which Hoover said the little boy was kept It was in a house This was announced after federal agents has captured two M Waley Washington state convict and his wife Mar garet and sought a third William Mahan Hoover described the hideout angle as important to the investi gation Grilled Continually He also revealed that Mr and Mrs Waley whose arrest andcon fession at Salt Lake City Utah was announced last night were be ing grilled continually by the G men in an effort to clear up all details in the case A warning was issued that any one giving assistance to Mahan would be prosecuted under the harboringstatute He escaped po lice at Butte Mont Sunday morn ing abandoning his car containing in excess of of the ransom money Hoover said leadership will be free of former animosities Cerro Gordo was one of the Iowa counties most largely represented with the following delegation Col and Mrs Hanford MacNider Herman Knudson Arthur Harris L L Raymond and Max Studer all from Mason City and C H Wells and Lyle Stunkard of Clear Lake Earl McGowan of Ardmore Okla formerlyof Clear Lake was among the Sooner state delegates Chiropractors Meet ARNOLDS PARK June 10 Members of the Northwest Iowa Chiropractors association gathered here for a district session HUNT FOR MAHAN By JOHN L WHEELER Coojrlslit by Tlie Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY June 10 r death penalty will be de manded for the kidnapers of George Weyerhaeuser G men and local authorities pushed the wests greatest manhunt for William Mahan named as a principal in the abduction shortly after that announcement was made They also made preparations to return to Tacoma two alleged con fessed members of the gang cap tured here Wait for Warrant Officers of the Salt Lake City police department who declined to be quoted in view of the secrecy or dered by the department of justice said federal agents planned to ar raign Harmon M Waley 24 year old exconvict and his 19 year old blond wife Martha after receipt of a warrant from Washington D C They said when it is received a complaint will be signed by Dan Shields U S district attorney and removal hearing held before Edward Dunn United Slates commissioner The Waleys were believed to be Turn Id PREP 2 Cnliinm Al last days of his outlaw cat cur went on trial for his life today changed with participation in the union sta tion slayings here almost two years ago A trio of machine gunners mowed down four officers and their pison er Frank Nash on June 17 1933 HOPKINS DEFINES INDIVIDUALISM Federal Works Director and Davis Gets Degrees at Grinnell College GRINNELL June 10 L Hopkins federal works progress director disclosed his definition of rugged individualism here today and made himself plain on cap italism This republican talk about get ting back to rugged individualism he declared simply means they want to ignore the depression vic tims at the bottom of the heap and let them starve Capitalism I believe in the capitalistic system but I know it can stand improvement It must take over the responsibility of tak ing care of those shoved down to the bottom of the economic heap Hopkins who has directed the governments relief setup since 1933 came here today to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree along with Chester C Davis AAA administrator and SaoKe Alfred Sze Chinese minister to the United States who delivered the commence ment address Hopkins and Davis both are lowans Both were graduated from Grinnell college The new deals works program Hopkins explained is designed to put nearly four million men back to work as quickly as possible We hope to get it undeiway by July 1 and we hope to operate un der a full head of steam thereaf ter he said Italian Papers Given Orders to Moderate Attacks on Britain Rome June 10 Mus solini ordered Italian newspapers today to moderate the bitterness of their attacks on Great Britain in connection with the HaloEthiopian dispute Although he did not command the press to suspend its antiBritish comment entirely the premier act ing through his soninlaw Count Galeao Ciano undersecretary of state for press and propaganda en joined publications to keep the tone of thier campaign within certain limitations REPOlfClATO ACCEPT DEMANDS Japanese Send Troops With Burning of Telegraph Line Poles PEIPING June 10 office of the Japanese military attache ia sued an official statement tonight hat it had received from Gen Ho YingChin chairman of the Peiping military council and the Chinese national government the accept ance of all Japanese demands con cerning North China Japanese Send Troops TIENTSIN June 10 anese troops were dispatched to Yangstun today upon reports of the burning of poles of Japanese mili tary telegraph lines which a Japan ese spokesman said was a provo cative incident warranting our firm action One platoon of troops accompan ied by an armored car was sent to Yangstun which is 35 miles to the northwest The development aroused further misgivings here in the Sine Japanese crisis Uneasiness which had tended to subside today was further aroused tonight with reports two Japanese destroyers left Port Arthur for Tientsin Japanese officers said the craft were tieing up at Tientsin lo protect Japanese lives and property in the event of untoward develop ments Home From Hospital WHITTEMORE Mrs Pete Schumacher drove to Des Moines Friday and was accompanied home by her husband who spent the past two weeks in the Veterans hos pital Mrs Martin Eischied and daughters Junadel and Phyllis ac companied Mrs Schumacher to Des Moines to visit their sister and aunt Mrs Connors and family Mrs Eischied returned with Mr and Mrs Schumacher AMERICA IS READY TO GO c s JOHNSTON IN OTTUMWA COURIER DICKINSON SEES DICTATORSHIP Says Democracy to Be Lost If Flags of 48 States Are to Be Ignored CHICAGO June 10 L J Dickinson RIowa said to day dictatorship will replace democ racy if the flags of the 48 states are to be ignored to give a theory of bureaucratic control its inning in an effort to solve economic prob lems Speaking before the general man agers conference of the banking in dustry here the white haired new deal critic said home rule by the states is necessary if we are to remain an united country and pre dicted that any attempt on the part of the federal government to make laws for the whole nation covering all social and economic conditions would in the end result in dis aster In our present day affairs he said we are suffering from too much reform with too little deliber ation Expressing regret that the su preme courts ruling against the NRA could not have been handed down two years ago Dickinson said the court has declared against an autocratic government and called us back to the republican govern ment of our founding fathers 3 EMPLOYES ARE FORCED TO LIE DOWN ON FLOOR Customer Just Cashing Check Loses Money to Bandits ROCKFORD June in North Iowa were on the lookout for robbers who entered the First State bank of Rockford at 11 oclock Monday morning ordering the em ployes in the bank to lie on the floor and scooping up all the loose cash in sight The loss was nearly The bandits took from a customer who had just cashed a check and ob tained in other loot Two armed and unmasked bandits entered the bank while a third waited in an automobile outside H C Batty cashier was talking to Asa Clark who lives on a farm be tween hero and Mason City in his private office at the lime T Ed ward Batty his son assistant cash ier and Miss Adelaide Jenkinson also assistant were in the cages be hind in the bank Ordered to Lie on Floor As the robbers entered Ed Lines armor south of town was just re ceiving money from a check he had cashed This was for Let that lay one of the robbers old him and turning to the oth ers in the bank ordered Stick em up and lay down on the floor Then the robbers ordered Batty and Clark out of Hattys office and told them also to lie on the floor In about 3 or 5 minutes H C Batty estimated the robbers had scooped up all the cash They did not get into the vault Entered During Robbery Once while they were up the loot one mentioned to the other that they would have to keep an eye on a truck parked outside This truck belonged to Jack Fields Lloyd Jones who lives 3 miles south of town entered the bank during the robbery He was not or dtred to lie on the floor Mr Jones a driver for the shipping associa tion is a brother of Mrs Francis DeSart of Mason City After the bandits had scooped up the ioot they rushed to the door and drove a block south on Main street and then turned west No one out side was aware that the robbery had been committed and no effort was made to stop the bandits as they left Saw Bandits Enter Mrs Lynn Carrott was sitting on the porch of her home two doors from the bank and noted the rob bers but did not realize a robbery had been committed I noticed two men get out of a car and start walking down the street toward the bank Mrs Car rott stated They walked past my house and then went into the bann The driver who had let them out drove slowly along the curb at a rate of about 10 miles an hour The driver slowed up as my husband was just driving his car alongside the curb and then the ca which I later was told belonged to the bandits stopped in front of thn bank It remained there a few min utes and then the two men came out of the bank and walked away Descriptions Are Given Mrs Carrott said she thought the men were between 34 and 40 years of age and wore felt hats She said Ttim Pllec 2 Oltmln 3 America will attain greater prosperity than ever before More individuals and families than ever before will share in this prosperity More families than ever before will own their own homes Our current total of 21500000 auto mobiles will be doubled Our 13500000 telephones will be more than doubled Such littleused conveniences and com forts as airconditioning equipment sun lamps and television receivers will be com monplaces in the home Much better provision will be made for caring for those thrown temporarily out of employment In short a better day will tainly That isnt the opinion of a professional optimist of the prosperityisjustaround thecorner school It is the opinion of B C Forbes the realistic financial analyst Cos who expresses it in a recent issue of mopolitan magazine The natural question to ask then is when are all of these blessings going to come to us And that in Mr Forbes belief is largely dependent on the activities of gov ernment He is confident that the pentup natural forces of recovery are rarin to and that only manmade obstacles are stand ing in their way Fears of inflation stifling taxes government competition with private business industrial regimentation bureau cratic regulation of our great are the friends of depression and the enemies of recovery What is needed in Mr Forbes words is a sensible gettogether between government and governed o pact to work in harmony rather than at cross purposes A tremendous responsibility weighs upon our political leaders to bring that about The American people are in no mood to let poli tics continue to interfere with the course of recovery Hamilton Writes for Copy of Wisconsin Cham Tax Decision DES MOINES June 10 Asst Ally Gen Clair E Hamilton said today he had written for a copy of the Wisconsin supreme court decision holding the Wiscon sin chain store tax unconstitu tional The Wisconsin court ruled the tax passed in 1933 was invalid be I cause it was arbitrary and set up I discriminations Hamilton preparing an opinion on the Iowa chain store tax passed I by the last assembly said he want ed to study the decision to see what bearing it may have on future liti gation involving the Iowa statute Plan Your Vacation If you are planning a motor tour this summer you will want a copy of theGlobeGazette service map of the United States Printed in five colors 2J by 28 inches with com 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