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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 2, 1935, Mason City, Iowa LON E R I M M f T OF NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THt NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 2 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 121 Vandenberg Marked Man Razzed in Congress As G 0 P Choice by Democrats By HERBERT PLUMMJER March 2 When Michi g a n s youthful and handsome junior senator Arthur H Van d e n b e r g sur vived the demo cratic landslide of 34 politicians immediately be gan talking o f him as the out standing candi date for the re publican nomin ation for presi deut in 36 For one thing they pointed out he was strategi cally locatsd Hte record in the senate was in his fa vor He had arisen to the place where he was considered one of the leaders among the younger men in his party in the senate Most important however from a political standpoint was the fact he was the only republican senator In the 34 campaign to run on a platform of 5050 approval of the new deal Varidenberg was the man politi cians and political commentators agreed to refashion the G O P tn to a mildly liberal affair some thing which must be done if the party is to survive Eyed By Democrats Vandenberg returned to his seat in the present congress therefore a marked man More than any other senator on the sparsely pop ulated republican side of the senate chamber not even excepting Mc Nary titular he was watch ed by democratic leaders The first six weeks of the session Vandenberg gave the democrats lit tle opportunity to train their guns on him He more or less was forced into yotinr for American adherence the demo TDakdta in sponsoring the senate in vestigation into the munitions in dustry when Nye was made chair man of the committee Vandenberg was forced into the position of playing second fiddle When the presidents five billion dollar workrelief plan reached the senate however Michigans junior senator struck out in his own right He took the floor of the senate to denounce in no uncertain terms the proposed plan and demanded dras tic changes It was exactly what the demo cratic high command long had awaited Their big artillery moved into action and the Michigander wag subjected to some very severe shellng Festered By Hecklng Black of Alabama Byrnes of South Carolina Wagner of New York to mention only a heckled de rided and pestered Vandenberg for days Hi9 speech was openly character ized at Vandenbergs platform for president Reference was made to Turn to Page 3 Column 8 Dam Goes Out When Ice Gorge Breaks Up SPENCER Nebr March 2 Approximately 300 feet of the northern Nebraska power com earthen dike near its hydro electric dam here was wiped out early today when an ice gorge in the Niobrara river moved out slowly FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy some what colder in north central and extreme west portions Sat urday night Sunday unsettled colder In southeast portions MINNESOTA Generally fair colder In east portion Saturday night Sunday increasing cloud iness followed by snow In northwest portion IN MASON CITY Weather figures for 24 hour per iod ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 41 Minimum In Night 22 At 8 A M 25 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO March 2 er outlook for the period March 4 to 9 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains Rains in south and snow in north portion beginning of week and again toward end temperatures near nor mal except rather cold in middle of week FRENCH GIVES VIEWS ON LIQUOR Iowa Farmers Get Over 73 Millions in Benefits MARTHUR GIVES STATE FIGURES FOR CORN HOGS Paid by Average Signer on Expense of Administration By GEORGE MILLS Iowa Daily Press Bureau DES MOINES March average cornhog signer paid out of his 1934 benefit payments to meet the expense of administration of the cornhog program in his county according to figures made public today by Senator William McArthur of Mason City member of the state cornhog committee Total benefit payments will reach according to the re port while administration expenses up to Jan 1 totaled or 243 per cent Mitchell County Low Mitchell county had the lowest cost a contract apiece on 1702 pacts Washington countys administration costs led the parade being the average on 1702 contracts Cedar county led with the highest average benefit while Da vis county had the lowest average TABLE OF CORNHOG FIG URES FOR NORTH IOWA COUNTIES ON PAGE 2 pfinse Below 2 per cent arid in 26 cases the ad ministration cost will exceed 3 per cent Appanoose county had the high est cost in percentage of benefits 452 although the average expense on each contract was only This county group did a very effi cient job according to McArthur the high percentage of cost being traceable to the small average bene fit of Two Hog Counts Administration costs are tak en to be those county committee costs connected with acreage meas urement of fields of corn two hog counts and office administration and incidentals McArthur estimat ed that administration costs this year in winding up the 1934 pro gram will approximate another a contract to bring total adminis tration expense up to Second payments on the 175258 contracts are past the peak accord ing to McArthur and third pay ments are due to start shortly COLDER WEATHER AHEAD FOR IOWA Northeast Section to Have 10 Degrees Low Over WeekEnd DES MOINES March 2 Cloudy and slightly colder weather is in prospect for most of Iowa over the weekend the weather bureau forecast today The northeast section of the state will get the lowest temperatures with anticipated Sows ot 10 degrees it was forecast Minimum tempera tures in the northwest were expect ed to be 15 degrees while the south west low will 20 and the south east 25 the weather bureau said Temperatures above normal pre vailed over most of the state during the past 24 hours with the high reading of 58 degrees at Keokuk Charles City Dubuque and Daven port shared honors for the lowest readings with minimum tempera tures of 24 degrees No precipitation was recorded King Anton Rintelen Denies Complicity in Austria July Putsch VIENNA March 2 Anton Rintelen former Austrian minister to Rome pleaded not guilty to charges of complicity in the putsch last July which was to have made him chancellor The prosecuting attorney de scribed Rintelen who looked very eld and frail as an extraordinarily cleve and cautious intriguer who however fell victim to his own ex cessive hesitated till he was lost Leads Wage Amendment Fight As author of an amendment to the relief bill to au thorize payment of prevailing wages on relief jobs Senator Pat McCar ran of Nevada became embroiled in the midst a senate deadlock over the measure He is shown reading his mail which he says has In creased several times during the controversy Associated Press Await ReaV Concessions Three Days of Secret Negotiating Fail to End Deadlock WASHINGTON March 2 Struggling factions in the 000000 relief bill wage dispute set tled down today to await real concessions after three days of se cret negotiating and a white house conference had failed to break the deadlock Meanwhile the Washington Post said resentment over alleged use of a public works big stick to force votes into line on the big bill is be ing voiced on Capitol HilL The ill feeling the paper said is not confined to senators who voted for the McCarran prevailing wage amendment which is opposed by the administration It was said to havs apreaii among other legislat ors who contend that pressure is being brought to beartoeffect an administration victory Plans Senate Speech The Post said that withdrawal of money on public works projects for which funds already were allocated is charged in a number of cases where senators had taken an oppo sition stand on the bill One sen ator was described as considering bringing the matter to public at tention next week in senate debate Democratic backers of the Mc Carran amendment decided last night to make new efforts toward a compromise Senator Wagner CD whose vote was cast in favor of the amendment when it won sen ate approval last week indicated a belief the dispute might be settled today if the administration forces give a Jam More Serious The legislative jam continued to grow more serious The senate on Monday will enter its sixth week on the relief measure which the house disposed of the way President Roosevelt wanted it in a few days Little can be done senators felt un til this legislation is out of the way Two moves had come from the McCarran prevailing wage group in an effort to conciliate the contro versy Both made no impression on administration leaders The latter are still insisting it is understood that the president be permitted to pay 3500000 relief roll employables a security wage below the private standard They say employes of private industry should not be attracted to govern ment payrolls Killed When Car Stalls POTTSVILLE March 2 Louis Hein 24 garage employe was killed near here when his car which stalled on a Milwaukee rail road crossing was demolished by an eastbound train CONTINUE STRIKE Pickets Placed at Projects Following Unemployed Council Meet Relief workers in Mason City continued their strike Saturday following a meeting of the unem ployed council Friday night and placed pickets at each of the fed eral relief projects in the city Late Friday 13 demands were presented to A C Peters county director of relief and Saturday morning work on all projects was suspended with the exception of the mattress fac tory Although a crew had been main tained onthe meat cutting project at the E B Higley company Fri day after relief workers had left their jobs on the other projects of the city Friday morning operations at the meat cutting project were also suspended Saturday Not Breaking Strike The men who went to work at the meat cutting project Friday did so without compensation or credit on their work cards according to the unemployed council in order to take care of meat that wa brought from the cooler the prev ious day and had thawed out for cutting These men were not at tempting to break the strike ac cording to the unemployed council Objections to the lowering of the wage scale from 50 cents to 35 cents an hour with a corresponding increase in hours of work was the cause of the strike Mr Peters re iterated his statement of Friday that the families of the men on the strike would be placed on direct relief as long as the men refused to work which will mean 25 per cent Turn to Page 2 Column 1 IOWA GIRL SHOOTS HERSELF ON EVE OF HER 16TH BIRTHDAY DEFEAT OF NEW DEAL IN COURTS FEATURES WEEK Two Suits Are Lost in Attempts to Enforce NIRA Clauses CENTER VILLE March 2 Gladys Leopard whose sixteenth birthday is today is in critical con dition at her home here as a result of an attempted suicide late yes terday afternoon when she shot herself over the heart with a 22 caliber revolver A letter she mailed to a boy friend yesterday noon may reveal the cause for her trying to take her life her father W H Leopard re lief worker believed He said she had been complaining of illness The attempted suicide occurred in an outside toilet at home in the presence of Gladys sister Pansy 4 After firing the shot Gladys rushed into the kitchen and fell into her mothers arms The bullet lodged in the left shoulder blade The girl was weak ened critically from loss of blood NEWS OF THE WEEK NRA Is Twice Beaten Food Prices Rising Slams King Quits By WILLARD KEEFE Associated Press Staff Writer The government lost suits in two federal courts during the week in its attempt to enforce clauses of the NIRA In Wilmington Del Judge John P Nields declared section 7A which governs collective bargain ing unconstitutional when applied to companies not engaged in inter state commerce He dismissed the governments suit against the Weir tqn Steel company In Louisville Ky Judge Charles I Dawson granted 35 mine oper ators an injunction against the bi tuminous coal code The court ruled NRAs attempt to regulate wages in the industry unconstitutional Another administration recovery measure the workrelief bill re mained in a congressional snarl Food Prices Go Up Famine Sweeps Chinese Areas cent over those of the final half of 1934 predicted Secretary Wallace of the department of agriculture The increase will be noted soon and continue throughout 1935 he said King Prajadhipok in Great Brit ain framed his formal abdication from the Siamese throne to the strains of dance music Foes of President Mendieta Cubas chief executive named their choice for his successor and pre sented a united front in demanding that Mendieta quit Hitler Rules Saar Reishfuehrer Adolf Hitler went to Saarbruecken to lead the cele bration of the return of the Saar to Germany after 15 years The British freighter Blairgowrie afte sending a distress signal from midAtlantic vanished with her crew of 26 The federal reserve board survey reported the nations business the best since the inflation boom of 1933 Thirteen persons died property was damaged and stock and crops suffered in dust storms and tor nadoes in the middlewest Mayor Jimmie Broke Former Mayor James J Walker of New York told a London court in a creditors suit that he wag without means William P MacCracken Jr as sistant in Hoovers department of commerce began a 10 day jail sen tence for contempt of the senate Senator Huey Long announced he would run for governor of Louis ana in 1936 and for president later Rome heard 90000 Abyssinian troops had been massed on the frontier of Italian Somaliland Recess in Warrant Probe as Members Scan Beh Testimony DES MOINES March 2 special legislative committee inves tigating state warrant transactions stood in recess todayas members studied over testimony of the first witness Carleton D Beh Des Moines investment broker REPORT HOLMES SLIGHTLY WORSE WASHINGTON March 2 Oliver Wendell Holmes former su preme court justice was examined by his physician shortly after noon today and found to have taken a slight turn for the worse in his battle against bronchial pneumonia affiSfigThrflrstto reach the United Staterfrom Kiangsi province in China held lor five years by communists until Its recent recapture show scenes as food was rushed top by primitive methods to Klongsi where villagers returning to homes wrecked by communists foundlands devastated and food shortage acute Associated Press Woman Condemned to Die for Mercy Murder Free Put Imbecile Son To Sleep Nursed Him for 30 Years MANCHESTER Eng March 2 from jail and from the noose by an act of mercy rare in British annals Mrs May Brownhill 62 years old who was condemned to die for the mercy murder of her imbecile son returned to her home in Burnbridge The frail mother put her son Denis to sleep forever with se datives after nursing him for 30 years Must Have Operation Her release was by order of the home secretary whose prerogative it is not only to grant reprieve from death sentences but also to decide if prison terms shall be served Mrs Brownhill spent moat of her time in a hospital ward while in prison and soon must undergo a serious internal operation The home office thus has given fullest effect to the recommenda tion of the jury for mercy when the death sentence was passed She was sentenced to be hanged on Dec 1 The judge ignored the recommenda tion for mercy but it was indorsed by sympathetic persons from all over the British Isles Afraid Shed Die The frail Leeds woman testified she gave her son Denis 100 sedative tablets and gas because she feared an operation she faced might be fatal and deprive the helpless son of her attention Guards encircled her Burnbridge home today to protect her from prying eyes The fragile woman leaned excitedly forward as her crew drew up to the door of her home and waved a greeting to her husband and sister Arms Being Smuggled Into France Seized LILLE France March 2 Police today seized a quantity of contraband arms including sub machine guns being smuggled into France at the Belgian frontier Entomologists to Meet CHAMPAIGN 111 March 2 Entomologists voted to hold the 1936 meeting of the North Central States Entomological meeting at Iowa State college Ames Feb 27 and 28 BANDITS BULLET HITS POLICEMAN Captain of Des Moines Force Seriously Wounded in Tavern Holdup DES MOINES March 2 Captain S T Howard of the Des Moines police force was shol through the right lung and woundec seriously early today by one of two bandits who robbed a tavern Howard who had gone to the tavern for a late supper was shol as he left in company with Roy Carlson brother of the proprietor and Oscar Hughes a friend Howard the first to step into the street was shot by a man who fired at him point blank A second ban dit joined the first and they forced Carlson and Hughes back into the tavern They took from Hughes and the tavern receipts from Carl son and then made their escape Captain Howard was taken to Mercy hospital where the bullet which had passed through his body was removed from his back House Committee to Study Long Charges Made Against Farley WASHINGTON March 2 W Senator McKellar chairman of the postoffice committee said today th committee in executive session Mon day would consider the resolutioi and charges submitted agains Postmaster General Farley by Sen ator Long D DECLARES HALF OF SALES MADE N IOWA ILLEGAL Says Commission Loses Money by Failure to Discount Bills DES MOINES March 2 Decker French of Davenport sec etary of the Iowa Crusaders today old a legislative committee that the iquor commissions failure to dis ount bills for cash was costing the tate from to each month French appearing as a witness jefore the committee submitted an xtensive brief in which he dis cussed six subjects relating to the administration oif the Iowa liquor aw by the commission Half the liquor sold in the state is llegal liquor the crusader asserted uring questioning following the of his brief He declared he iad talked to various persons who iad given him information for such a statement Adjourn Until Monday In reply to a question by Senator Andrew Bell D of Denison as to whether French thought liquor could be bought by the drink in owa cities and villages the witness declared he wouldnt want to wager any large sum it couldnt be pur chased The committee went into execu ive session after hearing French and then adjourned until 10 a m Monday The establishment of a ware house in Davenport was advocated by the witness who said that such procedure indicates a probable Reduce Trucking Costs Additional warehouses would re duce trucking costs French said and if Iowa paid the average haul ing cost of Ohio Michigan and Pennsylvania a saving of approxi mately would result The liquor commission is purchas ing supplies on the states credit he informed the committee with ac counts payable on Sept 29 1934 totaling He declared that if the original fund of authorized by the legislature to put the commission into operation had been used to obtain discounts for cash andturned over one and one half times a month the monthly earnings would have been from 750 to The commission used of the original allotment and then turned back to the state general fund the total amount prior to the November election Gives Mileage Details The witness went into detail on the average mileage for trucking liquor stocks to 56 stores in his presentation urging the establish ment of additional warehouses to eliminate asserted duplication in bringing liquor into the state to the central warehouse in Des Moines and subsequently transferring tne supplies to the state stores The liquor control act should be revised to set up a system of tem perance education which is as near ly as humanly possible above parti Tlirn to Tagc 2 Column B CURIOUS CUSTOMS Why do you throw rice at the bride at a wedding Why do you wear black for mourning Why do you bless a sneeze Or cover a yawn Do you know the origin of the little customs we practice today al most from force of habit Do you know what they originally meant and what people practiced them Curious Customs contains much fascinating and curious information about the ways and wherefores of many of our superstitions cere monies clothes customs and hab its The price is only six cents to cover cost and postage Use coupon Illinois Prison Farm Fugitive Fails in 2 Efforts at Suicide CLINTON March 2 Marriner 24 Peoria 111 dope ad dict and a fugitive from a Vandalia 111 prison farm today failed in two attempts to end his life first by hanging and later by slashing his wrist with a piece of strap iron in a police cell here The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose 6 cents in coin care fully wrapped for the booklet on Curious Customs Name Street City Maii to Washington D C ;