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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 1, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPANR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGrilORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI JTIVB CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION ONE NO 120 Age Pension Plans Urged Letters on Subject Fill Congressmens Daily Mail By HERBERT PLUMMEil March 1 favorite topic of conversa tion among members of congress es pecially in the house when two or more get to gether is to query each other as to the number of letters the morn ings mail dump ed on their desks concerning the Townsend old age pension plan Not in recent times has capitol hill been so de luged with such an avalanche of correspondence on a proposed piece of legislation as in this instance As many as six letters have been re ceived by members of the house from the same individual I simply am receiving a deluge of these one member com plained recently Every day and in every mail from California and more recently from my own district they have been coming in If it were mere volume perhaps members of congress wouldnt get so het up about the situation They are accustomed to being flooded with letters when certain bills are up for consideration but its the tone now being employed by their correspondents which irks them Blanton Takes Thus far only the fiery Tom Blan ton of Texas an avowed foe of the Townsend plan has seen fit to avail himself of the right given the mem bers of the house to take the floor for one hour on a question of per sonal privilege and discuss the mat ter The Texan serving his tenth term in the house apparentlyhas been getting a little more of it than some of his other colleagues The Town senditesare aware of his opposition and according to Blanton have passed the word along to train their guns on him He read into the Record a state ment allegedly made by Representa tive McGroarty of California who introduced the Townsend plan in the house in which he said Blanton might have a change of heart and of mind if made aware that be might not stand any more chance than a jackrabbit to come back to congress against the wishes and will of his Very Unkind This statement which Blanton charged appeared in California caused to be let loose against him some very unkind cuts politically He couldnt resist the opportunity of letting his colleagues in on some of them much to their amusement gave nanres and addresses From Glendale came the warning Unless you wake up you might as well start to write your political A woman in Pas adena wrote him to say Any man against the Townsend plan is no better than a One from Arcadia brought gales of laughter For your own good get in touch with Dr Town Another from San Diego ob served It is you smart boys up there who say it cant be There were more written in the same vein which heread It was the observation of Hoeppel of California a staunch supporter of the Town send plan however which drew the biggest laugh The Californian re marked that he bad just received a letter from one of Blantons con stituents inquiring Hoeppel tell us when we should put the steam on Burglar at Waterloo Leaps Out of Window CEDAR RAPIDS March 1 A burglar who obtained leaped through a plate glass win dow of the Elks club this morning as the clubhouse janitor entered through a rear cioor In his haste to escape the thief left 300 dimes scat tered on the floor near the window The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Friday night and Saturday slightly warmer in the central and northeast portions Friday night MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday not much change in temperature Weather figures for 24 hour per iod ending at 8 oclock Friday morn ing Maxium Thursday 31 Minimum in Night 15 At 8 A Friday 23 OPPOSES LIQUOR LEGAL DIVISION Doctors Say Holmes Holding His Own 99 FRIEND IS TOLD RETIRED JURIST HAD TINE NIGHT Resting Comfortably and Has Not Suffered in His Illness WASHINGTON March 1 Physicians attending Oliver Wen dell Holmes reported after a noon visit today that the retired supreme court justice was holding his This word was given newsmen through Holmes former secretary Mark Howe Finding the aged jur ists condition unchanged Howe quoted the attending doctors as saying The fact that he is holding his own is very Mr Holmes is Howe said and hag not suffered at all since the beginning of his illness He has had no visitors today how ever He is resting Had Fine Francis Biddle chairman of the labor relations was an early caller Emerging from the modest red brick residence Biddle a former secretary to Holmes said They told me that he had spent avery fine night and was consider ably improved They said that he was in good spirits and had some cereal for breakfast ThumbsH they even tbldrme that when Felix Frankfurter was walk ing by the bed the justice went like this Biddle then thumbed his nose and laughed heartily I understand that both Profts sor Frankfurter and James G Pal frey of Boston have seen the jus tice I know also that they stopped giving him a heart stimulant yes terday He is a marvelous old man It certainly is miraculous when a man almost 94 does notrequire a stimulant for his A dim light burned throughout the night in a second floor front bedroom apparently the chamber occupied by the justice Usual Morning Activity Meanwhile the usual early morn ing activity went on outside Justice Holmes 1720 Eye street home The night nurses at an early hour were relieved by others for the day None would comment on the pa tients condition The iceman who has delivered ice to the Holmes residence for more than 20 years put the usual 200 pounds in the kitchen remarking sadly that Mister Justice may not need ice much There were more than the usual number of passersby on the quiet street in the morning hours Many directed curious glances at the Holmes house Marvel at Vitality Friends marveled at the vitality of the great dissenter of the su preme court Lying abed with an attack of bronchial pneumonia which associates fear will end his long life the jurist talks cheerfully to callers and displays remarkable mental vigor As news of his illness spread the Turn to Pate 3 Column I MARCH ARRIVES MILD AND CLEAR Temperatures AH Over Iowa Above Freezing and Still Rising DES MOINES March 1 March arrived today in Iowa on its best behavior Temperatures above freezing were statewide and were mounting in the central section toward the forties early in the day Thaws were gen eral after a determined onslaught against disappearing snows yester day as February made its exit Keokuk reported the highest tem perature of the state yesterday with 46 while the minimum last night was 18 at Charles City State Me teorologist Charles Reed said 40 de gree temperatures or higher would prevail throughout the state today wtih continued sunshine and moder ate weather tonight and tomorrow It clear today at all points ex cept Keokuk and Charles City where partly cloudy conditions were j reported Father and Son Meet JOHN L RUDD AND SON L P RUDD Thompson Man Sees His Father for First Time Was Speechless Meeting Kin in Mobile Heres a man who wants to see was the introduction by which L Rudd of Thompson first met his father John re cently in Mobile Ala Thus began a strange and dramatic interview L P Rudd who is the Globe Gazettes circulation manager in Winnebago county returned Friday from his trip to Mobile Inquiries started by the United States gov ernment when the elder Mr Rudd was pensioned led to the encounter between the two I didnt say a L P Rudd stated in telling of meeting his father Dr at whose home my father was staying in Mobile and who showed me to my father quickly excused himself I showed my father thelast letter I received from him Thats you isnt it my father Then he asked me to sit Waited to Ask Questions L P Rudd said there were 150 questions he wanted to ask his father but he waited until two days later for that The story of the meeting of the two is preceded by a chapter in which the elder Mr Rudd way a few months before his son was born Hoping to achieve quick riches in the new country he set forth for America By talking to others in Mobile L P Rudd learned that his father had met difficulties in the new country and instead of finding sud den success had been discouraged He had hated to write home and tell of his disappointments and had postponed writing so long that he hesitated to start L P Rudds mother was a nurse Worked in Panama After meeting discouragements in Chicago the elder Rudd went to Mobile He took up the machinests trade and after working for three drydock companies for 28 years steadily progressed and reached success in a government appoint ment He was sent to the Panama canal in 1916 In recent years he had been retired Tne pension papers filled out foi the government led eventually to contacting his son at Thompson Then L P Rudd and his father started a corespondence which cul minated in the two meeting Re marks heard by L P Rudd in Mo bile indicated that his father was Turn In I Column 41 3 Million Reported Starving to Death in Chinese Famine WUHU March 1 million inhabitants of southern Anhwei province scattered over an area of square miles were reported today to be starving to death in the worst famine this section of China has experienced in recent memory Missionary advices received here j paid the death list already is ap palling and growing day by day KRASCHELURGES LIQUOR BY DRINK Would Permit Hotels Cafes to Resell Purchases at State Stores By ROY P PORTER Associated Press Staff Writer DES MOINES March 1 of the state liquor law to permit resale of liquor by the drinkwas advanced today by Lieut Gov Nelson G Kraschel as one of the principal pieces of legis lation on which the general assem bly should act promptly after the recess The assembly reconvenes March 4 The lieutenant governor out lined his ideas on the proposal and declared he would seek united sup port from the democratic majori ties branches of the legis lature to push through a liberalized statute Provisions for locai option elec tions definitely should be included in the revised law as a protective measure for communities wherea majority of the population is op posed to resale Kraschel declared Approved bj Voters Kraschel based his call for sup port on what he termed the over whelming approval by the voters at thelast election of the present administration and the legislation it has sponsored In returning to of fice the chief officers of the state government he asserted the peo ple have expressed their wish for revising present laws in which im perfections have been noted The general assembly he advo cated should permit the issuance of licenses to hotels restaurants and other establishments for the resale of liquor by the drink either mixed or straight The issuance of licenses should be on a per capita basis he said with possibly one license for each persons with the rate scaled down for the smaller cities and rural sec tions Licenses should be bonded heavily and fees should be possibly annually payable to the city in which the bar is to be located the lieutenant governor asserted Provide Definite Hours One specification of the liberal ized law should provide for definite opening and closing hours Kraschel said Hotels serving liquor should be re quired to exhibit signs outside of diningrooms announcing that liquor is served in those rooms to prevent possible embarrassment of guests the lieutenant governor declared and further suggested that certain diningrooms where liquor is not served be so designated a word coined by Kraschel applying to persons li censed to sell liquor by the drink should not be allowed to sell liquor in bottles but should limit their ac tivities to bythedrink business the lieutenant governor believes Liquor would be purchased originally only Turn to 7 Column H SHOCKS FELT IN PARTS OF IOWA 3 OTHER STATES Earthquake Shifts Farm Homes Foundation Near Bedford DBS MOINES March 1 light earthquake shook portions of Iowa and three other midwestern states early today and sent resi dents of widely scattered cities hurrying to telephones with anxious inquiries r No injuries were reported and the most serious damage made known was the shifting on its foundation of a farm home near Bedford owned by Fred Akers The disturbance apparently cen tered in southwestern Iowa and southeastern Nebraska where a distinct tremor at 5 a m was fol lowed by another four minutes later In Iowa the shock and ac companying rumble woke sleeping families over an area extending east and north of Des Moines and throughout the southwestern sec tion Awakened by Shaking The siesmograph of Mrs Vernon Seeburger in Des Moines only known private observer in the country was sharply agitated 17 seconds before 5 oclock she re ported Several citizens here said they were awakened by the house hard At Red Oak and Payne resi dents said they were awakened by a distinct tremor that shook dishea and rocked chandeliers In a short time a second shock wag felt but no damage reported Council i Bluffs reported the vi brations were plainly felt while at Creston tremors shook homes north west part of the city bu t were not noticed in other sections Shock Breaks Dishes Many famlies near Bedford said the shock was so sharp there that furniture shiftedand dishes were said the initial tremor was not repeated with force enough to be felt Alters home was shifted slightly a chimney thrown out of alignment and dishes rattled from cupboards by a rocking motion which Akers said seemed to last several aec onds Owners said masonry was crack ed in several homes at Creston and one person said the vibration ap peared to last nearly 15 seconds Alba Walters of Red Oak said the quake woke him with the sensation that somebody was under the West to Salina The area of the noticeable shocks apparently extended from Kansas City as far west as Salina and Grand Island Nebr Few per sons at first realized they were ex periencing an earth tremor and the dull roaring led many to ask if there had been an explosion It nearly shook me out of said a resident of Manhattan where earth shocks were last re ported Oct 21 1929 Prof George E Raburn of Kansas State college said quake probably was the most severe the community had exper ienced W S Belden government meteor ologist at St Joseph said that persons who have lived through California earthquakes say this un doubtedly was an earthquake We have no instruments at the govern ment observatory but I was awak ened by what sounded like a very large truck lumbering down the One Day Before Mrs Seeburger said that her in struments recorded another slight earth shock within a 100 mile radius of Des Moines yesterday afternoon but it was not of adequate force to attract attention This was the third earth movement reported this year in Iowa A light tremor was felt Jan 4 near Deni son and the next day a heavier shock startled residents in the area surrounding Davenport Mrs Sec burger said that about 12 notice able earth tremors have been felt in Iowa in the past 62 years none with loss of life or serious damage The heaviest were in 1905 and 1909 both causing buildings to crack bells to ring and some chimneys to fall at Keokuk Molor Tax Allocated DES MOINES March 1 tor tax receipts totalling were allotted to Iowa counties dur ing February the railroad commis sion reported Beh Tells of Conferences on Warrants ProbersHear Witness Go Into Executive Session DES MOINES March 1 legislative committee investigating state warrant sales went into exe cutive session at p m today after recalling Carleton D Beh in vestment banker for 30 minutes of routine testimony at the afternoon session Beh was sole witness at opening of the inquiry this morn ing Committee Chairman Harold Ir win said further witnesses probably will not be called until Monday Details of the warrant transactions were discussed in fre quent conferences with State Treas urer Leo J Wegman priorto their purchase by the Beh company Beb told the committee Made Formal Bid Beh said his company made for mal application the middle of last September to the state treasurer to purchase the warrants and was no tified two weeks later by the treas urer of approval of the application Senaor Irwin D DeWItt com mittee chairman questioned Beh in detail on several points The com mittee had decided to make the pri vate sale of the anticipa tory warrants against the state sinking fund to the Beh company its first subject for study Beh said the matter of issuing such warrants first came up in a conversation in his office in Des KLwWchJ3ayU3ydeiL J Hughes of pes Moines were present He quoted the gover nor as saying something should be done to give the sinking fund max imum Law Held Invalid Much of Bens testimony dealt with the condition of the state sink ing fund in the past and the efforts to pay claims against it including the attempt to liquidate the fund with in which his com pany assisted and which failed when the state supreme court held Invalid Turn Ifl Pane Column 3 REPORT KING OF SIAM ABDICATES Announcement in England Is Made by Secretary of Prajadhipok CRANLEIGH England March 1 Prajadhipok of Siam was announced by his private secretary today to have abdicated the throne The announcement of abdication of the supreme arbiter of the ebb and flow of the tides was made by M R Srhaksman who had been here with his king on a vacation from troubled Siam The kings rejection of his throne follows months of internal disputes in Siam over governmental matters and repeated conferences in London with a deegation of countrymen who attempted to patch up the wide split between the monarch and his administration officials An official notification reaching King Prajadhpok from his capitol Bankok that parliament had blunt ly rejected his conditions for retain ing the throne was the final straw for the picturesque monarch Smaksman announced The dele gation realizes that this answer from Siam means Will Name Nephew King BANGKOK Siam March 1 Authoritative quarters said tonight it was believed the Siam govern ment would accept the abdication of King Prajadhipok when an official message is received and name his nephew Prince Ananda as the new king If this expected decision is taken Siams modernized army is expected to play the chief role in the future administration Since Prince Ananda is only 11 years old it was presumed he would rule under a regency Report of Von Papen Resignation Denied BERLIN March 1 report published in an Austrian news paper that Franz von Papen Ger man minister to Austria had rc i signed was officially denied today Probe Witness DICK K LANE WeekEnd Break in Deadlock Over Relief Is Sought President Six Baby Bonds in Launching of Nationwide Sale WASHINGTON March I The relief program lacked any outward sign of solu tion today despite a senatewhite house chat on the ormftltalks But the hope if not more pre vailed that weekend conferences would break the deadlock over the equivalent wage issue on which President Roosevelt and organized labor were divided Roosevelt and Senator Robin Son the democratic leader talked over the relief outlook late yester day What was said remained se cret but there was authority for believing a compromise on the workwage fight was not dis cussed Senate in Recesn With the senate in recess until Monday ati least this much delay on official action seemed certain The house mean while debated interior department appropriations Among capital developments Six baby bonds were purchased by President Roosevelt in a white house ceremony that signalized a nationwide offering to the little fellow of a new government se curity Elimination of conflicting taxes was described as an essential means of fair distribution of the tax bur den before the second Interstate assembly by Representative Vinson and Doughton Opposed to Legislation One of the soft coal industrys Big Four producers J D Francis Turn io Z Column LANE DECLARES COUNTIES OUGHT TO ENFORCE LAW Member of Liquor Board Testifies on Leasing Cash Registers DBS MOINES March 1 Dick R Lane of Davenport today recommended to the legislative committee investigating the liquor control commission that legal and enforcement divisions be trans ferred to other existing atate de partments Lane a member of the commis sion offered his suggestion In re sponse to a question from Senator D W Kimberly R of Davenport after testifying at length regarding a commission lease with the Na tional Cash Register company for the use of 100 machines I have always believed the legal matters of the commission should be under the attorney generals of Lane said the only legal division the commissionahould continue should be permitde partment in charge of Henry J Roelofs Division Not Needed I dont think we need any en forcement the commls sioner continued I dont think it was ever the intent of the legisla ture that the commission should en force the law That should be the attorney general and the county Lane said the cost of enforce ment would approximate during the coming or salaries and traveling expenses fort a force of about 16 VOTE IS CALLED ON AUTO STRIKE Action Taken in Protest of National Labor Board Procedure DETROIT March 1 J Dillon American Federation of Labor organizer announced today that a strike vote has been called for among members of 176 locals in the motorcar industry The vote he said would be in protest against the procedure of the national auto mobile labor board which has been holding collective bargaining elec tions in the industry Dillon declined to estimate the number of men who might become involved in a strike but said mem bership was growing steadily The automobile labor board in elections held in various plants so far has shown an American Federa tion of Labor affiliation of only four per cent of the workers William Green president of the federation on a recent visit here said the fed eration membership was approxima tely paid up with about the same number in arrears Dillon announcing the action voted by the National Council of Automobile Workers unions said today The time has come to find out whether we have a union or not Weve tried every available means to improve conditions in the plants for the men and they have not been improved The time has come for j were expenses and two of them received 150 and expenses vji Lane voluntered additional7 lestt mony regarding the purchase of 400 cases of Julian Dubuque whisky through the E B Lauer company of Cedar Rapids a matter presented to the committee yesterday by Sen ator PauJ Schmidt Iowa City Had Iowa Stockholders f The commission purchased whisky for two said The first was there was a large number in the distillery in ScptVDubuque f Johnson and Linn counties and the commission felt the Iowa stockholders to make the chase he declared The order waa finally given after J tests showed the whiskywas of the x same grade jjisujthey whisky same age Lanft t Schmidt yesterday had told the committee that he had introduced Lauer to Lane and the order ing In a commission to the sen ator had resulted A donation of 5 per cent of the total cost of the whisky or abouyt to the demo cratic campaign fund was voluntar ily discussed with E J Feulingv state democratic chairman but never carried to completion Schmidt said f Herring Used Influence Gov Clyde L Herring was instruv mental in the appointment of Leslie Turn Puice I Column 4 A Song in Your Heart You may have a song in your heart and it may be one of tne old timers but you may know the air and have to sing tumtetumtura for the words or you may know the words and be unable to1 makemore1 than a feeble effort at the Thats why you need Song Book with the words and mu sic for 205 All your favorite numbers are And it is more than a song book It contains interesting facts and sketches about songs and gong writers Did you know that Payne author of Home Sweet Home died abroad and was not brought home until a half cen tury later Everybodys Sony Book costs you but 20 Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haakin director Washington D C I enclose 20 cents in coin carefully wrapped for Every bodys Song Name Street City Mail to Washington D ;