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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 20, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME TMC MIWSPANR THAT MAKIJ ALL IOWANS NIlGMMMtS HOME EDITION FIVE CENTS A COPX AMOC1ATKD PRKM LEASED WARD SXRV1CJE MASON CITY JUNE 20 1935 SECTION ONE THIS PAPJKK CONSISTS or TWO ncnows NO 214 May Ousting Boomerang Democrats Nervous Over Mitchells Charges By CHARLIES f STEWART Central Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON June cratic leaders in congress are un easy concerning the consequences which they think may follow the recent ousting oJ Ewiag ell from his post as assistant sec retary of com merce They are none too sure that Mitchell lacks the raw material for scandal of sufficient propor tions to count in the coming pres idential cam paign rThe readiness of the former as si s t a n t secre tary for a fight alarms them Unless he has a strong case they find it Tiard to believe that he would be so willing to go to the mat with so formidable an opponent as the entire national administration And he dtd go to mat immediate ly as senators forced a Important Boards Moreover Mitchells jurisdiction as assistant commerce secretary has included shipping board affairs which notoriously have been sub ject to political the steamship inspection service which has been severely criticized in con nection for example with the Mor ro Castle disaster and aviation under fire now as a sequel to the air crash which cost the life of Senator Bronson Cutting and sev eral On the one hand itmay be ar gued that Mitchell be held to ac count for such mishaps as the Mor ro Castles destruction and the Cutting tragedy On the opposite position is that hje is sacrificed for his in sistence policy opposed by powerful interests involved to pre vent repetitions of them A Strong Character Mitchells personality is to be reckoned as a factor in the equa tion A smallish town Springfield lawyer he by no means ap pears to be a pugnacious individual but an extremely self effacing al Tiirn In Iase i Column F TAX PLANS GET SETBACK France Will Meet Germanys Naval Challenge TO STRENGTHEN FLEET AS MUCH AS NECESSARY Contends British Have Violated Spirit of 1922 Treaty PARIS June 20 ficials said privately today that France intends to meet Germanys naval challenge by strengthening Frances fleet as much as neces The officials concerned said they considered the Washington naval treaty of 1922 has ceased to apply thatFrances hands are free and that Great Britain had violated the spirit although not the letter of the Washington that there fore no longer bound The government view as re flected in a secret meeting of the chamber of deputies naval commit tee yesterday was said to be that the AngloGerman navalagreement permitting Germany to build a fleet 35 per cent as large as the British really cancelled the Washington and Versailles treaties and the the London declaration of Feb 3 en tered into by Great Britain and France It was claimed the Washington reaty had leen violated in but that this was equivalent to juri dical abrogation because the treaty guaranteed naval security to the United States Great Britain Trance and that the creation of a German flest by impairing Frances sea security relieved her of obli gations under the Washington Imi tation The violation of the Versailles reaty said French officials was considered obvious because it specifically defined a German fleet Mother Daughter Wed in Air BRITAIN HAS TASK 2 DEAD 2 HURT IN AUTO CRASH Driver Killed Instantly in Headon Collision Near Council Bluffs COUNCIL BLUFFS June 20 persons are dead and two have serious injuries as the result of an automobile collision early this morning on highway IS ear Car son Clifford Thomas 18 Portsmouth driver of a car in which eight per sons were riding was killed in Eleanor Perkins 17 Gris wold one of his died half an hour after being brought to a Council Bluffs hospital Ethel Selders 17 and Irene Foy 17 both of Griswold who also were riding with Thomas are in a Coun cil Bluffs hospital with severe head injuries Other occupants of the car were MaxineWoods of Griswold and Walter Joseph and Peter J Jurschak of Portsmouth Coroner Tom Belford said the car which Thomas was driving south passed a southbound automobile driven by Guy W Gibson of Emer son then collided with a northbound truck operated by Richard Ran dolph of Avoca TfeWeather FORECAST IOWA Showers Thursday night somewhat warmer in southeast and extreme east Friday mostly cloudy probab ly showers in south central and extreme east portions some what cooler in extreme south east MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy Thursday night and Friday continued cool IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 67 Minimum in Night 46 At 8 A M Thursday 62 The mercury had begun its up ward climb Thursday forenoon with prospects of a temperature suitable for cashing in on the gen erous precipitation bestowed upon North Iowa earlier in the week Copyright 193S by The Associated press LONDON June British government today took up the two fold task of appeasing French fears regarding its naval agreement with Germany and of seeking an immed iate decision of the powers con cerned regarding a western Eur opean air pact Capt Anthony Eden minister for league of nations relations was given his final instructions by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin at a pri vate conference at 10 Downing street before nis departure this af ternoon for Paris and conferences with the leaders of France Shortly before this meeting the prime minister received Gen Joachim von Ribbentrop Reichs fuehrer Hitlers emissary and dis cussed with him the prospects for adopting various drafts of proposed air pacts into one agreement Captain Eden who is accompan ied by William Strang the foreign office expert will remain in Paris at least two days in discussion of the general European situation with Premier Pierre Laval and other French ministers Germany Starts Building BERLIN June 20 cial calculations indicated today that Germanys new naval program outlined by the AngloGerman accord will add tons of warships to the present fleet as limited by the Versailles treaty Officials said the building would begin immediately but whether an attempt would be made to build up to the limits of the accord as fast as possible was not revaaled by the general staff Twelve submarines of 250 tons each which are included in the list are already under construction Niagara Falls traditional Mecca of honeymoonern was the scene of a strange double wedding in an airplane when mother and daughter took part in a double ceremony while flyingover theialfsrTririclpali In the nuptials standingin Falls airport were Earl A Barbceof Detroit ried Mrs Vella O Gentle also ot that city the Rev William Croft Niagara Falls pastor who officiated Carl HartfiekJ Detroit be came the husband of Capitola Gentle and Duke Gentle 15 year old son of the new Mrs Barbee Relentless Drive of GMen Held Partly Reason for Mutiny LANSING June 20 The relentless drive of the depart ment of justice and other agencies of the law against the was presented today by Dr James M Scot of the Kansas board of admin stration as a contributing reason or the 21 hour mutiny of 348 Kan sas convicts in the prison coal mine here Tuesday Warden Lacey Simpson who led his armed guards and officers in an underground attack that terminated hestrike early yesterday today had the 43 ringleaders in solitary confinement on a bread and water diet for an indefinite period j Crowd at Dale Trial Continues Deputy Loss Tells of Arresting Man on Murder Count ALGONA June con tinued to mount today in the trial of Warren Dale charged with the murder of Mrs Aiina Jergenson 75 during a robbery in April Judge Heald warned the crowded court room against expressing reaction to testimony following a day of what were considered many damaging ad missions and then denials The courtroom was packed Some spectators brought lunch so they could retain their seats during the noon recess Casey Loss deputy sheriff of Kossuth county took the stand and told how he assisted other city of ficers in arresting Dale at his mothers home Two officers went to the front door and in the mean time Dale came out of the back door not seeing Loss When Loss spoke to Dale he threw up his hands and asked what they wanted him for Loss stated Might Be Barred It was understood that ArtPen ton might be barred from giving testimony because he had been in the courtroom and heard others tes Stoner 34 mechanic at Waterloo unemployed at the time of the murder yesterday testified that he and Dale did not get out this particular corner and that Dale pointed the house out to him where Mrs Jergenson lived in and told him there was money over there Stoner quoted to Dale as I dont want that kind of money and ad ded further to go to He said he left Dale at this point and came back to the McVey residence where he had been staying temporarily He also denied he had ever taken an assumed name except at the jail in Algona because officers told htm not to tell his name nor why he was in jail Stoner was picked up at Shell Rock by the Allison sheriff following the murder Since that time he had been working for the county here occasionally Says Conversation Overheard Stoner also revealed that he and McVey stopped at the Jada Willy home and that he went up to the house He denied however that he went for the purpose of getting Willys gun At this point he be came confused Mrs Glen McVey took the stand and testified that she overheard a Tim In Column Jl I DIIMONT YOUTH FOUND WOUNDED Burnett Kurtz Declares He Was Shot While Getting Into Automobile Kurtz 18 son of Mrs Minnie Kurtz JJumont was found wounded Wed nesday night on the pavement near Dumont Today at the Lutheran hospital where ihe he reiterated yas pre vious statement that he was shot as he started toget into in which he had been offered a Tide The youth who was employed in the CCC camp at to Dumont yesterdaywith Bob Alli son He was found by Mr and Mrs Ered Stock about a fourth of a mile west of DumonL As Mr and Mis Stock were returning to Dumont after attending the band concert at Hampton they saw a youth walk ing along the highway with his head down Felt io Pavement They went into the Joe Johnson farm to turn around and pick up a friend they had just seen walking along the and carrying some groceries By the timethey returned to the highway the youth was lying on the pavement He was unconscious Mr and Mrs Stock took the youth whom they learned was Kurtz to a Dumont physicians of fice for first aid treatment He was then taken to the hospital at Hampton LungIsPierced A bullet had entered Kurtz shoulder and pierced his lung Whether or not the bullet would be removed is not certain Apparently the shot had been fired at close range A search was made for a gun but none found Meanwhile Butler and Franklin county officers are checking various angles of the case Investigation at the CCC camp where Kurtz had enrolled April 15 revealed that Wednesday Kurtz had asked a youth to send his clothes to him Officers also plan ned to question Allison DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE PLANS MITCHELL PROBE To Investigate Charges of Graft by Ousted Commerce Aide WASHINGTON June 20 General Cummings today said the justicedepartment would make a full investigation of charges of graft and favoritism in departmental bureaus madeby Ewing Y Mitchell oustedassistant secretary of com merce regardless of the outcome of an investigation by the senate com merce committee This announcement came shortly after Mitchell had ended his second day of testimony before the com mittee with assertions that proper efficiency in the air commerce bu reau and steamboat inspection serv ice of the commerce department might have prevented the recent airplane crash in which Senator Cutting of New Mexico was killed and the burning of the liner Morro Castle with a large loss of life No Actual Facts He acknowledged under sharp questioning by openly hostile com mittee members however that he had no actual facts to support his charges The attorney general said the de was being Joseph B as cnetal in charge of the criminal who present at the Committee yesterday said would e given opportunity to amplify his charges at any time Referred by Roper Cummings asserted the Mitchell first wece referred to film jy Secretary Roper on April 22 and t Roper the commerce depart ment head supplied him with Mitch ells May 13 or 14 We have not gone far enough to determine what course should be the attorney general said The investigation will not be lim ted to reading what Mr Mitchell nas to an attempt will be made to get all the facts Wewill find out whether there Taas been any dereliction of duty or merelyan administrative matter that can be settled without the aid of the department of Forced to Resign Previously the ousted official lad implied to the senate investiga ors that as It resultof his cpm daints two officials of the shipping oard bad been forced to resign Asked why he didnt do some hing about theconditions of now aid I was as much ignored as f X hadnt the department was ostensibly in charge but I had no power It was kmwn I had no authority But I can present mem jrandum after memorandum to now what I tried to t Mitchell said that pressure from airplane companies had brought axity in safety inspection that might have caused the airplane accident Into Trouble Spot View In urniy uniform of John Monroe Johnson of South Carolina named to miccecd Ewing Y Mitchell M secretary of commerce after latter WHS ousted Central Pren More Money for Iowa Aged Seen in Security Act Final Pauafe to Provide Pensions for More in State DBS MOINES June 20 ron G Allen old age assist ance commission superintendent said today final passage of the Roosevelt suggested social secuiIly bill will mean slate can pay pensions to approximately more lowans Allen estimated Iowas share of the federal funds to be allotted states for old jige pensions will be neighborhood of e 1936 fiscal year starting Strike Arbitration Board at Omaha in Race to Finish Job three arbitration OMAHA June 20 man streetcar strike card raced against the clock to ay in an effort to comply with the Itimatum of Gov R L Cochran military dictator under martial law hat the strike must be settled tiy Thursday The city re mained quiet under martial Jaw and Sovernor Cochran himself ex ressed confidence a settlement ould be effected before the dead ne Oil Station Leases by Chains Studied DES MOINES June 20 office of AUy Gen Edward L OConnor has begun a study of re cent leases negotiated by oil firms and other multiple outlet retail con cerns to determine whether the dis ncmbering of former chain opera Jons cntiHcs them to exemption rom the new lowa chain store tax SWEITZER FACES CRIMINAL SUIT CHICAGO June 20 WVThe Cook county grand jury returned a 20 page indictment today against Robert M Sweitzer ousted county treasurer instituting criminal ac tion over an alleged shortage of while he was county clerk in durfn July Entitled to it Million Though Iowa will be entitled to under the terms of the bill which provides the govern ment will match state pension funds it not receive more than because the federal allotment will be insufficient to match pension pay ments in the 33 slates now making them Iowa is expected tohave 000 available to pay pensions July 1 The state now is paying pensions to lowans 65 or older More than have applied for aid The a limit of a month an but this will have no effect in Iowa Allen said because the commission ta data has held average monthly payments to Head Tax Boosted Iowa has raised its money to date with a bead taxon per sons 21 or older Effective July 1 this tax will be The states pension fund has been deemed inadequate since passage ff the pension law Herring1 suggested to the assembly this spring that profits from the state liquor stores be diverted to old age assistance The legislature how ever voted a appropria tion from state funds which will be available July 1 Need New Legislation State officials prcdictea the state would have to enact some new legislation to participate in the un employment insurance phase of the social security bill The pension plan was revised with law in mind the unemployment Insurance plan which is supported by a payroll tax requires a state law to be passed by state cooperating with the federal government The legislature does not meet again in regular session until 1937 hence some state officials said the state might not be able to partici pate in the plan immediately Security anc Wagner Bills PushedAlong Congress Continues to Seek Fast Pace on Must Acts Boys Leg Broken ROCK FALLS June Gorkowski 3 son of Mr and Mrs John Gorkowski fell and broke his leg while plsying in the barn Fort Dodge Woman Slams Door Shot FORT DODGE June 20 M P Galloway struggled to close the door of her home here against the wind It slammed shut A rifle hanging over the door was jarred loose It discharged as it hit the floor The bullet wounded Mrs Gallo way in the jaw WASHINGTON June 20 Congress today maintained a fas pace on administration must1 leg islation Senatorelect Holt Va offered himself for the oath of of Xice in the senate and was immcdi ately challenged by Senator Me Nary republican leader Later it planned to consider th bill by Senator Bankhead to provide for a bom issue to help tenants and share croppers become farm owners In the house where the contro versial Wagner labor relations Ml waa passed late yesterday atten tlon turned to a huge deficiency ap propriation Security Bill Conference Both Iowa Senators Louis Murphy D and L J Dickinson R voted in favor of the social security bil which passed the senate yesterday 76 to 6 The social security bill is not ou of the woods yet It was sent tocon ference with the house Where ad ministration leaders will try to dim Inate the Clark amendment under which pension systems set up by private concerns would be exemp fromtaxation providedin the mean j i President Roosevelt cleaned up his busy desk for a weekend jour ney him tonightit to witness to morrow the HarvardYale crew races Choate Will Keilgn Out of a claslihover Jiqiior contro there emerged today thenews that Joseph Choate Intends to resign as soon as possible the post in which he bossed the liquor trade Choate chairman of the now de funct federal alcohol control admin stration criticized a bill creating a agency speaking be fore the house ways committee He said putting the agency in treasury i jurisdiction was a fatal defect that would destroy effici ency and Eastman Bill Approved Other developments A house ways and means com mittee voted down a proposal by Representative Treadway to obtain the opinion of Attorney General Cummings on the constitu tionality of the GuffeySnyder bill to create a little NRA for the soft coal industry The Eastman bill to facilitate railroad reorganization was ap proved by the house judiciary com mittee v The house military committee tentatively agreed on several changes in the compromise TVA bill and scheduled another meeting to morrow LAWYERS DEBATE HAUPTMANNCASE 14 Judges Hear Claims of Defense Brunos Trial Was Unfair By JAMES Y LAWRENCE TRENTON N June 30 Attorneys for Bruno Richard Haupt mann condemned to die for the murder of Baby Charles A Lind bergh argued to New Jerseys high court today that he was un fairly tried The pleas were heard by 14 of them of the the court of errors and appeals behind locked doors which kept a limited number of spectators imprisoned in their seats Mrs Anna Hauptmann wife of the condemned appealer was denied admittance and so was Haupt manns spiritual adviser the D G Werner The oral argument of Haupt manns lawyers was limited to three hours The state was given an hour and a half to reply Used Varying Theories Hauptmanns brief submitted be fore the arguments charged the state wrongfully used varying the ories as to how the Lindbergh baby met its death called the trial sum mation of Attorney General David T Wilentz charged ic bulldozed the defendant con tended the trial should have been conducted not in Huntcrdon coun Turn to Fote J Column 1 i NO AMENDMENTS MADE TO HOUSE EXTENSION BILL Senate Committee Votes Just 1 Year More of Nuisance Levies WASHINGTON f June 20 The senate finance committee re fused today to add any of President Roosevelts wealth proposals in approving the house ex tending f nuisance and excise levies expiring June 30 Higher taxes on the wealthywere proposed yesterday president in a special message to congress He asked this action to reduce large incomes and to prevent con centration of great wealth 1 Censiderablejdifference of opinion existed as to whether r wanted the program passed thii session was a clear implication he wan ted moat of it enacted before adjournment but some leading democrats privately opposed The senate committee voted Ho ex tend the nuisance taxes for one year instead of two voted by the1 house x LaFolfette Out j LaFollette proposed that an inheritance tax and higher surtax and corporation tnXes be incorporated inline lution but Chsirmaa Harrison an nounced the sentiment of the that the proposal should go through without amend ment LaFollette said however In iifht on theMB 4 j eommlttw mention he Harrtaon the tellrf the presidents program rTsoyld not be put into shape for passagethis i 4 to Me also said the president not want hisnew tax program fere with the nuisance tax propoml extension Ji r The commltteefonJ motion of Senator Gore votecTto extend thenuisance es and four tariffs Harrison jsald exten sion that conditions Vwillv improve so much that we wont to extend the taxes more The presidents for new taxes also entered into the Tun la Tun Column I Key Brothers Pass 380th Hour in Air in Quest of Record June 20 he flyingbrothers Al and Key passed three hundred eightieth hourin the air at a CST today in an effort to et a new world endurance flight record u One 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