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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 25, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 25 1935 SECTION ONE THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 218 lowans in Washington Congress Members Take Sides on Tax Plan ASHINGTON June 25 Wjth cutting words Senator L J Dickinson Iowa branded President Roose velts tax pro gram as hand in hand with Huey Long to destroy wealth The rest of the Iowa congres sional delegation however expres sed almost uni versal approval of the presidents pro posal for larger income and inheritance taxes and an end of tax exempt securities Indorsement of the tax the rich program in general was expressed in the west without regard to party lines only Dickinsons blunt crit icisms sharpening the anticipated legislative test Of course Dickinson said I presume that after the president and Huey get through dividing the wealth there wont be anything left Im opposed to any such tax pro gram as suggested Im not for any such far reaching tax program as is proposed by Huey or the president Hits Nuisance Taxes By contrast the Iowa republican leader in the house Representative Lloyd Thurston took a new dig at the democratic levied nuisance taxes and praised a program higher income and inheritance taxes Recently he said I voted the first class two to three against increasing postage rate from cents and also against the provision to permit the United States govern ment to place a tax upon gasoline in addition to the heavy taxes al ready fixed by the states I believe that the great majority of our peo ple are opposed to these and other taxes income tax repotta reveal that those receiving great incomes have profited more in proportion in the last two years than persons with moderate or small incomes so the proposed increase of income taxes is justified Favors Recommendations From the democratic side came Representative Hubert Utterbacks declaration Im very much in fa vor of the presidents recommenda Turji to Iase 3 Column 4 F R TAX PLAN HITS OPPOSITION Grand Jury Subpenas Ed OConnors Secretary WANTS RECORDS FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE Directs Mrs Berry to Appear Thursday at Sioux City DES MOINES June 25 Woodbury county grand jury today subpenaed Atty Gen Edward L OConnors secretary Mrs Alma Berry to appear before the grand jury with official records of the at torney generals office The subpena directed Mrs Berry to be ready to testify at 9 a m Thursday at Sioux City Produce All Letters The subpena issued by W T Ryan clerk of the Woodbury coun ty district court Berry to produce commands Mrs all letters tele CONTINUE PROBE AT DES MOINES Woodbury and Polk County Grand Jury Tieup Is in Evidence DES MOINES June 25 Polk county grand jury continued today its phase of the investigation into charges of official graft in Iowa by questioning Fay C Davis comp troller of the lowaDes Moines Na tional Bank and Trust company Davis was the first of several bankers subpoenaed for interroga tion concerning the bank accounts of Gov Clyde L Herring Lieut Gov N G Kraschel Democratic State Chairman E J Feuling and Frank Comfort Des Moines attorney and democratic party leader Horton Is Excused He began his testimony yesterday afternoon bringing with him to the grand jury room four large record books and other papers Herbert L Turn to PflKK 3 Column 1 FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday ex cept for thundershowers in extreme east Tuesday afternoon or night Cooler Tuesday night except in extreme northeast Cooler extreme southeast and rising temperatures in extreme west Wednesday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday somewhat cooler in southeast Tuesday night Eising tempera ture Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 75 Minimum in Night 60 At 8 A M Tuesday 64 Rainfall 136 The hardest rain of the year fell Tuesday morning between midnight and 1 oclock with a brief tincture of hall Willow creek reacted to it more noticeably than to the much greater precipitation of last week The moisture showing at the sugar plant north of tlie city was excecd the same as downtown grams and communications of every kind and character received by your office from and copies of all letters written by any person connected with the attorney generals office officially or individually to the fol lowing named parties either in their official capacity or as individuals during the years 1933 1934 and 1935 concerning slot machines or the violation of the liquor laws in the state of Iowa Max E Duckworth former coun ty attorney of Woodbury county and William R Tice sheriff of Carroll county and the county at torney of Carroll county and coun ty attorneys and sheriffs of Shelby Crawford Wapello Lee Dickinson and Pocahontas counties Instructions to Officers The subpena also directs Mrs Berry to produce before the grand ury all instructions or communica ions of every kind of charactec given by any person connected with the attorney generals office of ficially or individually to the bureau of investigation during the years 1S33 1934 and 1935 or copies thereof and all reports or commun ications received at the office of the attorney general hereinafter named in any official capacity or person ally The subpena demands reports from the following state agents A A Robertson C W McNaughton W H Zelinsky Park A Findley former chief of the state bureau of investigation who died at Louisville Ky June 12 Joseph J Burke C A Langdon T F Lacey Glenn L Schmidt present acting chief of the state bureau A G Haight Law rence Morgan E C Wenig former state agent and now a department of justice operative W R Birming ham L W Neary Con Ryan Frank G Moorhead Frank A Brady Wil liam R Arthur Paul J Gruber and Marion Stephens Liquor Agents Reports The subpena also demands reports from the following present or for mer members of the law enforce ment division of the state liquor control commission Rich C Ander son James Lawrence R C Reko George Dickey Roy A Moon M D Hewitt J W Neilsou S S Staley Clark Lament S E Cronkhite W P Haley Roy Lubbers G W Lar son John Neuman C B Stewart and Lane E Stansberry Mrs Berry said she was notified informally of the supena by Horace M Havuer special Woodbury county prosecutor who instructed her to take the records from the files in the attorney generals office and bring them to Sioux City Investigators Probe Deeper Into Death of Mary L Hosier CHICAGO June25 gators probed deeper today into the mysterious death in Lake Michigan May 29 of Mrs Mary L Bosler former opera singer and modiste John Hale Burlington Iowa lawyer came here yesterday to rep resent the Bosler family in the in vestigation Hale is representing Mrs Boslers brother and sister Ferdinand and Sophie Meyer of Burlington Attorney Robert M Woodward a friend of Mrs Boslers said he and Coroner Investigator Walter McDer mott were convinced Mrs Bosler drowned Woodward declared how ever the investigation will be pur sued along the possibilities of both murder and suicide Succeeds Findley Col William K Hernaon Kan sas City Kans commander ot the 114th cavalry Kansas nation al guard is slated to succeed the late Brig Gen Park A Findley of Iowa as commander the 57th cavalry brigade The brigade con sists of Herndons regiment and the 1181h cavalry Iowa national guard Iowa Daily Iress photo Eden Seeks Italys Aim in Ethiopia By ANDRUK BEKDING Clyrislir 1935 by Tlic Associated Press ROME June Britains minister for league of nations af fairs Capt Anthony Eden made a preliminary survey of the Ethiopian question with Fulvio Suvich Italian undersecretary for foreign affairs this morning preparatory to a meet ing with Premier Mussolini which may be one of the most important encounters of the year The British diplomat and Suvich drove to Castel Fusano on coast for luncheon Although the the idea of a formal conversation on for eign affairs in Rome was abandoned the two statesmen managed to cover many subjects during the 45 minute drive and later at the table British sources saia tne object of Edens discussions today with Mus solin was to make no offers but to find out from II Duce exactly what the premier wants from Ethiopia before he will give up the idea of an expedition into the African empire It was said that after he had re ceived this information Eden would be prepared to make himself an intermediary with Emperor Haile Selassie At the same time Eden was pre pared to enter into a thorough dis cussion of the juridicial situation created in the league of nations by theltaloEthiopian conflict Most especially before the con ferees was the subject of the effect on the league covenants article 10 guaranteeing territorial integrity and article 15 providing arbitration by the league council in the event of an international dispute Rejects Italian Charges ADDIS ABABA ETHIOPIA June 25 Ethiopian govern ment in a note to Italy today re jected as nonpertinent Italian charges that Ethiopia was making Turn in Pape 3 Column 2 BELGRANOGUEST OF IOWA LEGION MEN AT NEWTON State Dignitaries Attenc Welcome of National Commander NEWTON June 25 rousing welcome was given bj Iowa Legionnaires here today to their national chief Frank N Bel grano Jr national commander of the American Legion who was to be a guest throughout the day and evening Several state dignitaries includ ing Gov Clyde L Herring were scheduled to join in the celebration Bclgrano will deliver a speech to night as the feature of the pro gram A past national Legion com mander Edward A Hayes of De catur 111 addressed a civic club luncheon this noon Notables Arc Present Also present were William R Rathkc state commander W J OConnell national committeeman Ray Murphy national Americanism chairman and a host of other offi cials Bands drum and bugle corps and drill teams from both the junior and senior Legion ranks and an army of rank and file from various posts of the state joined in the fes tivities The program started at 9 a m when tie Fourteenth cavalry unit from Fort Des Moines drilled to the music of its band Visitors joined in golf matches throughout the remainder rf the morning while women attended bridge luncheons Giant Parade Held Reviews resumed again at noon nd were followed by the feature performance of the giant parade of all musical organiza tions attending the celebration Cash prizes were offered for the best performances in the parade and were to be awarded at 4 p m by the judges A dinner for the guests and offi cials was to be held at the Hotel Maytag this evening And following the banquet Commander Belgrano was to mount an open air platform in courthouse square and make his address Herring Commutes Life Terms of Three DES MOINE3 June 25 31yde L Herring commuted the life sentences of three prisoners in the Anamosa reformatory The prison ers were Edison Caster 26 sent enced from Appanoose county com muted to 50 years Albert Mace 45 sentenced from Jackson county commuted to 40 years and Thomas Ralkenstein 36 sentenced from Worth county years commuted to 35 Walks Into Engine COUNCIL BLUFFS June 25 T Gilman 61 of Council Bluffs suffered severe injuries when he walked into a moving switch engine Prisons Are Overcrowded in 31 States CHICAGO June 25 state prisoners occupied cells orig inally constructed for each five in mates in penitentiaries of 31 states today Many wardens frankly announced their institutions were severely overcrowded The governors of some states have sought to relieve over populated prisons by more lenient parole regulations while others have granted numerous par dons Construct New Prisons Eight states already have appro priated or were acting on legisla tive measures to provide more than 5100000000 much of it from PWA funds to construct new pcnitcn tiaries or to enlarge present ones A survey by the Associated press covering 31 states showed accom modations for 50000 inmates Thes same institutions today housed 90 000 Numerous states especially in thi south relieve congestion by send ing prisoners to road camps and prison farms No Building Planned Illinois reported one of the largest prison populations in the nation 11711 on June 1 which is severa thousand more than the intended capacity There has been no recent prison construction nor was any planned Governor Landon Of Kansas has urged the state to provide 000 for a new penitentiary The to stitution at Lansing scene of a re cent riot of several hundred prison in a coal mine has a capacity 1200 but now houses 1900 NO INQUEST IN DEATHS OF TWO Body of Faulstich Taken to St Louis and Learning to Perry NEW HAMPTON June inquest was deemed necessary bj officers in the deaths of Al Faul stich and Bert Learning of Daven port fatally injured in an automo bile accident near Nashua The body of Faulstich was taken to St Louis and the body of Learning to Perry Sheriff George C Murray and Cor oner William Larkin said today fol lowingan investigation that Faul stich and Learning were driving north at the time of the accident Helmuth Wedeking a farmer was driving in the same direction The sheriff said Wedeking told him he 3ut out his hand to turn into the Uarl Eckwal farm but just at that moment the car occupied by Faul stich and Learning came over a sharp rise of the hill The horn of the car occupied by aulstich and Learning was sounded and Wedeking he told officers Urned back after starting to turn rom the highway The Faulstich car which had started to cross to the other side of the road after the driver saw the Wedeking car change direction then struck crush ed rock on the pavement causing the driver to lose control Sheriff Turn to race 3 Column 1 Were Coming Back By Arthur Pickford GlobeGazette Farm Editor One of the best arguments in favor of the descent or ascent of man from the lower animals is the fact that we behave so much like them in times of stress There is not much difference between the behavior of the mob and that of the herd or the flock We as well as they are liable to be stampeded In 1932 I attended a farm sale and lis tened to an auctioneer working hard to get a raise on a ten cent bid on corn and he finally got 1 1 cents although every farmer there knew he could not grow corn for twice or three times that price and corn would keep Conversely when inflation came with the World war and Iowa land prices were climb ing because the butcher the baker and the candlestick maker each wanted a piece and they were afraid there was not going to be enough to go around the mob spirit bid the price up to and even an acre Soberminded farmers shook their heads grave ly and said it wasnt worth it the land could never produce enough to justify such a price they were right but the mob spirit overruled them and thousands have lived to regret that they were swept along with the crowd But the mob has stopped running and the leaders are venturing back because Iowa crops at the prices that Iowa farm products will bring will pay for such land and furnish a home that will be secure and a living that will be sure and dependable while the farm is being paid for In the sixty years that I have lived in this part of north central Iowa we have not been drowned out dried up buried in dust washed out eaten by chinch bugs or grasshoppers army worms or potato bugs We have learned how to beat them to it Our schoolhouses are built our highways constructed and our land fertility has not been wasted Why shouldnt a real farmer want to live here and buy land at a lower price than will be offered in the lifetime of the next gen eration Go 200 miles in any direction from here and you will come back with the feeling This is the place Were Comina Bock FLOOD WARNING FOR DES MOINES RIVER IS ISSUED State Gets More Rains With 136 Inches in Mason City DES MOINES June 25 general flood warning was issued today by Charles D Reed senior meteorologist cautioning residents along the Des Moines river to pre pare for the highest water in re cent years Heavy rains will bring the DCS Moincs river up rapidly to stages considerably above the bankful neat Carlisle today Reed said and the flood stage will reach Eldon by Friday Emergency flood precautions were urged by the meteorologist in warn ings telegraphed and radioed to residents along the river Pass Flood Stage The river at Ottumwa will rise rapidly Reed said to more than a foot above the recent flood The flood stage of nine feet will be passed during Wednesday and the river will continue to rise to a stage of 12 or 13 feet by Friday the highest in recent years Reed said At Tracy the Des Moines river will rise rapidly today passing flood stage of 14 feet tonight and contin uing to rise Wednesday to a stage of between 1Y and 18 feet Wednes day night which is about two feet higher than the recent flood the warning said Emergency flood precautions should be taken Heavy rains above Boone will produce a stage in the Des Moincs river at Boone of about 16 feet by Thursday Flood stage is 20 feet Further rise above 16 feet is con tingent upon further heavy rains One Foot Higher The sDes Moincs river at Des Moincs uill rise to a stage of be tween 10 and 11 feet by Saturday noon or about one foot higher than the recent rise Further rise above that stage is contingent upon fur ther heavy rains Flood stage is 17 feet All too familiar clouds drifted across Iowa as the weather bureau reported rains ranging to three inches and more throughout the central part of the state and light er rains in North Iowa Mason City had 136 inches Mon day night and early today Three Inches Fall At Pocahontas 346 inches was recorded during the last 24 hours Three inches fell at Webster City Indianola reported 317 inches Other points reporting were Des Moines 197 inches Knox 215 Rockwell City 14Q Boone 185 Perry 104 Jefferson 151 Ames 183 Sioux City 62 Charles City 96 Dubuque 28 Davenport trace The weather bureau hopefully orecast clearing skies this after noon and tonight and fair weather for tomorrow though thunder show ers were expected in the extreme east portion Cooler weather tonight s expected to be followed by ris ng temperatures The high temperature yesterday was 83 at Burlington The low last night was 57 at Inwood Des Moines Knights First SPIRIT LAKE June 25 First place in the drill competition at Templar park where the Iowa Templar are in annual con clave went to Des Moines Sioux City received second Funeral Held MIHVII Daily Inss Photo AKTHUR HANFOKD Jr BODY WILL REST AT ARLINGTON Aviation Promoter Will Be Buried in National Cemetery SIOUX CITY June 25 lowing temporary burial here today the body of Arthur S Hanford Jr prominent Sioux City aviator pro moter will be buried in Arlington National cemetery at Washington Hanford crashed to his death in an airplane here Sunday night scarcely 100 yards from the Ricken backer airport Services were held at 3 p m in the First Baptist church here The body was taken to a mausoleum at Graccland cemetery later to be transferred to Arlington A trimotored plane roared over the cemetery as a parting salute to the flyer The plane was piloted by James Rutledge pilotinstructor who owned the plane in which Han ford tailspinned to his death Members of the airport staff in timately known to Hanford wera the pallbearers Philip Salzmen of the depart ment of commerce from Kansas City meanwhile continued his in vestigation into the crash He ex amined a number of witnesses yes terday but declined to disclose their testimony REBELLION SEEN IN HOUSE WAYS Omaha Engages m Its Dullest Special Election in Years OMAHA June 25 to day engaged in its dullest special election in years The city was vot ing on sale liquor by the drink With an extremely light vote in prospect there was little doubt in he minds of city officials but what sale of liquor by the drink would be legalized Beer taverns were closed from 8 a m to 8 p m the hours the polls are open Side Streets Graveled CLARION June blocks of sideroads in Clarion are being graveled or resurfaced this week The project is financed by the city and the property owners with 00 of the expenditure furnished by he city and an equal amount by those who own property whore roads are being improved H G Bowman is in charge Government Again Focal Point in Labor Disputes By ASSOCIATED PIIESS The federal government became the focal point again Tuesday in the urrcnt wave of labor desputes The central labor council of Ta oma Wash sent to President ooscvelt a vigorous protest against he lawless activities of national uardsmen This was the answer of rganized labor in the northwest to he use of troops in reopening six nills closed by the strike of saw ill and lumber workers The troops verc employed to disperse strikers nd sympathizers National guardsmen were pre iarcd for duty in Oregon where thor mills planned to reopen Wed csday In New Orleans the federal gov rnmcnt once more took over the ask of collecting garbage Citv vorkcrs announced their decisions to strike until past wages were paid in full The federal emergency relief administration came to the citys rescue in New England with 3000 mem bers of the United Textile Workers on strike in mills of the Uxbridge Worsted company Horace A Ri viere vice president of the union planned to confer with federal of ficials in an effort for conciliation The workers walked out as a pro test against the alleged lowering of code standards after the collapse of NRA and to enforce a 20 per cent wage increase Federal authorities with state officials sought to bring harmony to the beet sugar fields in north west Ohio Kive hundred workers threaten a walkout if a satisfactory i wage agreement is not reached Byrns Appeal to Extend Nuisance Taxes Gets Cold Shoulder WASHINGTON June 25 House ways and means committee democrats today rejected for the time being a personal appeal by Speaker Byrns to extend nuisance taxes 30 to JO days so the senate would have time to pass the presi dents wealth tax program On the other side of the capitol republicans on the senate finance committee protested against hasty actoion on the presidents proposals Chairman Harrison of the senate finance committee said a three way tax program to raise 3t0000000 through inheritance and gift levies higher taxes on big incomes and a graduated corporation tax would he added to the pending measure to continue 500000000 of nuisance taxes another year To Offer rrogram After a conference with treasury experts Harrison said the program would be offered even though it would mean the nuisance and ex cise taxes might temporarily lapse it the end of this week The new inheritance tax Harrison said would begin on net inherit ances of about 300000 under the entative program mapped out by the experts Surtax rates on incomes of more than now 59 per cent would be raised on a graduated scale running from about 60 per ent to about 80 per cent above Beplace Flirt The proposed corporation tax would run from 10 per cent on net profits of to per cent on not profits of 520000000 or more This sliding scale would re place the present flat tax of 13 on all corporations President Roosevelts recommen dations on the corporation tax were and 16li Harrison explained that the ITU per cent amounted to about the proposal of the chief xecutive Adding to administration leaders troubles was the possibility seen in some quarters that introduction of the new tax legislation might signalize the opening of a drive for cash payment of bonus and a fight over tariffs Utility Bill Next With most of the energies of ad ministration chieftains concentrated on the tax problem the senate de voted itself to minor legislation while the house took up the ship ubsidy bill Just around the corner however another explosive measure awaited house utility holding company which debate was expected to start tomorrow A presidential veto was forecast if the house eliminates the provision for abolition of unnecessary hold ing companies by 1942 The house interstate commerce committee has Turn to 3 Column 2 new the The Constitution The United fundamental law of the States a great historian once observed contains Inherently what the Scriptures call the power of endless life Today American citizens are more interested in heir constitution than they have een for many years In response to a lively inquiry he GlobeGazette offers an upto theminute service booklet contain ng the texts of the constitution hc declaration of independence and the articles of confederation An epitome of interesting facts about the constitution and the men who framed it illustrated with line Irawings and photographs an es sential guide to citizenship for every lome Inclose 10 cents to cover cost handling and postage Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C In inclose herewith 10 cents in coin 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