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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 7, 1934, Mason City, Iowa L 0 N E 3 M EM i1 r OF i North Iowas DAILY PAPER the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED VVI11E SEKV1CB MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 71934 PEIt CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 128 Senate Does Unbalancing House Usually Gets Blamed for Trying to Stage Raids 2 LOCAL MEN SEEK STATE OFFICE IT PLCMMEU ASHINGTON March 7 Oddly enough under the pres ent administra tion it seems to be the senate and not the house that is doing the unbalancing of the budget The house usu ally gets blamed for trying to stage raids on the public treas ury and in the past presidents have had a habit of turning to the senate for sal vaging jobs The reverse has been true in the present congressLast June the sen ate all but smashed the economy act for a while by adopting an amendment which would have add ed between 150 and 180 millions of dollars to the federal pension sys tem Tha house came to the presi dents rescue and forced the sen ate to knuckle under The same thing happened in the senate this session The house passed the independent offices ap propriation bill without restoring governemnt employes wages or go ing against the administrations wishes with regard to veterans Senate Action Puzzling The senate came along and in rapid succession adopted amend ments restoring both salaries of federal employes and increasing vet erans allowances to the point where the president felt it necessary to use the threat of a veto of the en tire bill When it is considered that sena tors are elected for six years while all of the 435 representatives face their electorates every two years it makes it the more difficult to understand why the latter at any time would pass up such a voteget s3 veterans allow difficult for veterans avenge themselves on senators than on representatives House Bound by Rules The reason of course why the house signed the independent office appropriation bill on the dotted lim at first leaving the provisions re garding veterans untouched is tha it had little or no choice in th matter By an extremely slender margir the house early in the session bar adopted a special rule so wordei that members were prevented from making any attempt to tamper wit the administrations economy pro posals House rules described by tha bodys own parliamentarian as per haps the most finely adjusted sci entifically balanced and highl technical rules of any parliamentar oody in the world kept member In line on this proposition rathe than their own inclination BLAZE AT IDA GROVE Five Story Mill Destroye by Fire of Unknown Origin IDA GROVE March 7 Fir of unknown origin early today do stroyed the five story mill and see house owned by C C Crawford a a loss estimated between and The fire was discovered by Ra Peterson a truck driver Four hundred thousand pounds of pop corn gfrain seeds and feed were lost in the blaze The headquarters of Dr A S Morris a veterinarian and the Shearer Produce company located in the building were a total loss Unable to cope with the flames the Ida Grove fire department called Odebolt firemen for assistance CRESS FORMER SHERIFF TO RUN FOR LIEUT GOV Announces Platform of Tax Reform Slash in Expenses G E Cress former sheriff of Cerro Gordo county and prominent n the national safety movement tVednesday announced he would be candidate for the republican nom nation for lieutenant governor of xwa Running on a platform of tax re orm curtailment of legislative ex jense building of better farm mar ceting machinery and the staging of an offensive against crime and destruction of life and property on he highways Mr Cress announced he would carry on a vigorous cam paign Our taxation problem has not been solved he stated in outlining briefly the platform on which he will campaign We need less addi tional taxes and more replacement taxes There is no inducement under the present system of taxation for a man to own hishome This must be changed Our legislative expense should be curtailed Need Protection Our local industries for market ing products of the farm should be controlled protected and fostered It takes too many bushels of corn to buy automobiles The rate of exchange is against the farmer when he markets his products We are killing and maiming far too many people in our streets and highways Our insurance rates on lEWbilesndue de struction of life and property are too high Rural crime alone is costing the farmer more than a million dollars a year in loss of property and live stock Labor should be protected and its rights recognized During the time he was sheriff of Cerro Gordo county Mr Cress was credited with being one of the outstanding leaders of law enforce ment in Iowa He held all the offices of the Iowa State Sheriffs associa tion including president vice presi dent and secretarytreasurer He was editor of the Iowa Sheriff pub lication of the association for three years On Executive Board Mr Cress was the only sheriff in the United States elected to the executive board of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology of which he is still a member He distinguished himself when sheriff by building a county wide organization for the battling of rural crime In 1930 Mr Cress was elected a director of the national safety coun cil in 1930 and has been called the father of highway safety in Iowa Mr Cress is a member of the American Legion and a former com mander of the Mason City post of the organization His service hi the World war was with the foreign Legion of France He is a member of the Masonic order and the Odd Fellows lodge He is 43 years of age SEEKS NOMINATION G E CRESS Wea FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wed nesday night and Thursday somewhat colder in central and west portions Wednesday night not so cold Thursday in ex treme west MINNESOTA Generally fair tonight and Thursday not quite so cold Thursday and In west and north tonight LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 ocock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 31 Minimum in Night 13 At 8 A M Wednesday 15 Mrs Roosevelt and Party Finish Their Hop to Virgin Isles ST THOMAS Virgin Islands March 7 Frankljn D Roosevelt and her party of friends aboard the airliner American Clip per arrived here at 2 p m E S T from San Juan Puerto Rico com pleting a flight which began yester dayfrom Miami Nebraska Man Kills His Wifes Visitor PLATTSMOUTH Nebr March 7 home unexpectedly at 5 a m today Joe McMaken 35 a laborer shot and killed Douglas McCrary 30 a local barber whom he found in the house with Mrs McMaken Mrs McMaken was un harmed No charges were placed against McMaken pending question ing by the county attorney Mullen Resigns With Presidents Consent WASHINGTON March 7 Another lawyervacancy in the ranks of the democratic national committee was assured today as Ar thut F Mullen of Nebraska hand ed in his Pres ident Roosevelts consent Colflesh Asks GOPUnion for Campaign Charges Turner With Making Issue of Factionalism W VTERLOO March before a meeting of Elaclfhawk county republicans here this noon Robert W Colflesh candidate for the republican nomination for gov ernor in the June primaries made an appeal for a united stand ot republicans against the common democratic enemy in Iowa this year and charged Dan W Turnerone ot his opponents with deliberately in jecting factionalism and personal It is not and will not be my purpose during this campaign to devote my energies toward the fighting of republicans said Mr Colflesh My theory of a republican primary is that it is held primarily for the purpose of determining party sentiment as to candidates I fully realize there are republicans in the state of Iowa who may not suppo me for the nomination but upon whose votes I expect to rely in Nov ember Must Stick Together The important thing to be con sidered in this campaign is the in suring of victory over the common enemy in the fall and not the fur nishing of a forum for any dis gruntled and disappointed forme office holder to attack those of hi party who may disagree with him There is room in the party fo honest differences of opinion on both issues and individuals I have personal quarrel with any candidate I was an active supporter of Dar Turner in the primaries and electior four years ago and again in the 193 primaries With the same group o republicans who are now supporting my campaign I waged an activ fight in behalf of Mr Turner in th fall election of 1932 and we sue ceeded in carrying Polk county fo the republican ticket by a substan tial majority despite the handica of a national landslide Personal Insinuations I have been hopeul that this cam paign would not be one of person alities Already however Mr Turn er has seen fit to inject into th campaign accusations and insinua tions of a personal character som of which are obviously intended reflect upon myself My real crime of course is th fact that I am a candidate agains Mr Turner There was nothin about my support of him in the pas which he found undesirable Mos of my supporters in this campaign to date supported Mr Turner in th past which support he was glad t accept Neither am I concerne about Mr Turners expressions o dismay as to my youth and lack o a record as an officeholder My re cord personal and official is ope to inspection There is nothing in of which I am ashamed in fact invite comparison of my record o the past two years in public execu tive office to his two years as ernor Probably my service as a soldie has nothing in it to be compare with Mr Turners achievement the commander in chief of an arm which was called into service in th famous campaign against 10000 sick cows and which I believe M Turner won Defeated for KcEIection Neither am I envious of M TurnerS distinction of having bee the only republican governor Iowa who was ever defeated for r election by a democrat Mr Turner administration as governor is of r cent enough date to be fresh in th memory of citizens of tb6 state had the opportunity of party leade Turn to pane Z column 6 SENATE PASSES IOWA COAL REFERENCED Committee Pigeonholes Insurance Inquiry Resolution BULLETIN 1ES MO1NES March 7 The senate gave final enact ment to the state old age pen sion law late today by voting 42 to 2 to accept house amend ments to the measure Husted and Shangle cast the opposing votes DES MOINES March 7 owa coal preference bill designed strengthen the present law was assed today by the state senate by 35 to B vote If the house adds its approval ublic bodies will be required to use he Iowa product when the quality reasonably suitable the equip ment for its use adaptable and the rice a ton on a commercial heating asis not greater than out of state oal Failure to give preference lo Iowa ined coal would be deemed a mis emcanor punishable upon convic lou by a fine of 100 and removal rom office To Increase Consumption Sponsors told the senate that it estimated passage of the bill increase the consumption of owa coal by 2000000 tons a year iving employment on a full time asis to about 2600 additional miners Senator John K Valentine of Cen erville and 12 other senators from oal producing counties sponsored the bill in the upper branch Itnow lonsidesdtion The senate insurance committee n a meeting was understood to have refused to report out for con ideration the house resolution for an investigation of the state insur ance department The resolution was approved by the house but has been pigeonholed in the senate Raise Deputies Salaries Senate approval was placed on a conference committee report on th bill increasing the salary of deputj county officers The senate in pass ng the bill had set the salary of th deputies at 75 per cent of that o he prinicipal officers while the con erence committee as a comprom se cut it to 70 per cent The present maximum salary o deputies is 60 per cent of that of he principal officials The senate defeated IS to 14 house bill to appropriate for the state printing board to cove the cost of legislative printing I lassed with little opposition a sen tte measure to authorize cities and owns to pay premiums on insur ance for members of voluujeer fire departments Fair Report Tabled The house Sy a vote of 81 to 6 laid on the table the senate join resolution sponsored by Senato Patterson of Kossuth calling upon the executive council to make a ful and detailed report of the Centurj of Progress exposition committee and outlining any plans for continu ing the Iowa exhibit at the fair thi year Representative Snyder of Hamii ton a member of the exposition Turn to pafrc 2 column 8 House Votes to Adjourn on Saturday Intends Resolution of Senate at Request of Governor DES MOINES March 7 dministration today won a victory the house which adopted 53 to 49 i amendment to the senate ad lUrument resolution setting the ate for the final session as noon aturday The ranate proposal fixed next Wednesday March 14 as the time ir final adjournment The house then adopted the mended resolution 07 to 32 Led by Representative Fabritz of opponents of the amend lent waged a vigorous fight to de er action until later in the week ut the Fabritz motion for defer ment lost 53 to 50 Gets 500 Letters Representative McFarlane of lack Hawk called up the adjourn ment resolution He told the mem ers that several representatives in luding himself had been asked by overnor Herring to have the ad ournament date set for Saturday said the governor received over 00 letters yesterday asking him to se his influence in adjourning the egislature He declared that the date could e fixed if the legislature after to norrow devoted its efforts solely to leaning up pending business Mc arlane stated that the governor ad said he wanted action on only our more old age pension vnich the house passed yesterday 1 measure appropriating 5100000 0 the house board of conservation 1 bill making violation ot NRA odes violations of state laws and an amendment to the 3000000 re ief measure striking from it the anjnjasimum scale of 25 VndL 35 cents an hour Advises Stopping Pay Representative Sours of Floyd Contended that the sooner you stop the pay of the house and the sen ate the sooner you will adjourn Voting against the McFarlan amendment were Representative Turn to liase 2 column 2 ORDERS ARREST OF CONGRESSMAN U S Attorney Refuses t Drop Charges Against Shoemaker WASHINGTON March 7 Immediate arrest of Representativ Shoemaker of Minnesota on an as sault warrant sworn to by a tas driver was ordered today by LesV C Garnett United States attorne Shoemaker an exconvict went 1 Garnetts office to demand dismiss of the warrant issued against hii yesterday by an assistant cutor The representative was said b witnesses to have promised speech about Garnet in the hous if the charge were not droppe Garnett said he told him to f ahead and added Shoemaker wou be prosecuted if I have to do myself Shoemaker asked the federal a torney to issue perjury warran against three witnesses of his a leged attack upon the cab drive Charles Newman Garnett refused Wants Congress Through at Least by Middle of May Roosevelt Plans Only One More Message That on War Debts By FRANCIS M STEPHENSON WASHINGTON March 7 President Roosevelt is understoo to be ready to bring about ad journment of the seventythir congress at the earliest possibl moment and by midMay at th latest Only one more message will b sent to capitol hill that one relat ing to war debts negotiations It i described in usually reliable quar ters as more in the nature of a re port than a proposal for new legis lation These is every indication that th president is willing to sacrifice som pet measures now before congres in the hope of pressing the existin program to conclusion On Necessary Bills Congressional attention it is in dicated will be focused hencefort on passage of the necessary appro priation bills to keep the govern ment in funds next year the loop hole plugging income and genera tax measure and the reciprocal tar iff bill upon which house hearing open tomorrow Mr Roosevelt is confident how ever that the bill to coordinate a communications under a single com mission will be passed before th adjournment deadline Major Scraps Impend Major scraps impend over th tariff veterans benefits the S Lawrence seaway treaty ratifica tion and possibly the stock mark control bill but Mr Roosevelt ap pears unworried that the congre sional session will be unduly extern ed Today the senate after swamp ing opposition to the big navy buili ing bill was required to take it i again to dispose of a motion to r consider The bill which providi that the navy be built up to treat limits passed yesterday 65 to 18 The senate planned to turn late to a bill to make cattle a basic com modity under the agricultural a justment act while the house CO tinued debate on the 528000000 armysupply bill JOHNSON TO ASK CODE CHIEFS TO BACKHOURSCUT 3eeks 10 Per Cent Slash in Industries That Can Stand It WASHINGTON March 7 he assembled NRA code authori es will be appealed to by Hugh S ohnson tonight for support of a 10 er cent reduction of code working ours in all industries that can tand it Should such support be forth oming the administration is ex ected to institute such a blanket eduction with allowance of hear ngs for industries allegedly unable comply Exemptions will be al owed if claims of the latter are ound justified Johnson showed clearly that he elieved the only method for speedy ction was for President Roosevelt y executive order to declare the 0 per cent reduction in work hours ICalse In Wage Hate This under his plan would be ccompanied by a balancing 10 per ent increase in wage rate The ad nlnistrator emphasized that he did ot believe all industries could tand the additional load and that e wanted it made clear thatthe ess favored ones would not be ex ected to carry it This was made known this after oon as Johnson addressed one of he several hearings of code au horities George Sloan head of the cotton extile code authority had said tha1 unquestionably many Industrie could take a further hour shorten ng but that he considered it woul e agrftveMlstake tomake a fla rule as he understood was advo cated by Johnson because it wout raise false hopes in the breasts o every American working man ii every home Choice of Methods Johnson replied that with him i was a choice of methods betiveen he genera rule and taking up eac me of the GOO codes an impossible method But he went on I hope tha nothing the president has said or have said will lead anyone to thi dea that industry is to be placed n a procrustean bed by ukase o iat or to say that hours shall bi so and so by administrative order I hope you get any such idea ou of your mind because nobody eve dreamed of doing it Johnson then urged that a repre sentative group of industrialists re main with him after the code au authority gathering ends to wor out by agreement some definit Turn to pajfe 2 column 6 PICTURE OF WRECK A picture of the train collision in which two men were killed near Uuimque Tuesday morning is on page 4 Hanford MacNidei W F Ingraham and several other Mason Cityans viere on the train but escaped without any serious Injury GROSS TAX ADVOCATE CLARENCE A KNtJTSON MAZZONIVIGE LORD IS SLAIN West Side Frankie Pope Gambler Shot to Death in Hotel Room CHICAGO March 7 Mazzoni alias West Side Brankie Pope S millionaire and for 20 years a vice lord bootlegger drug peddler gambler gunman and bomber was killed today by 10 bul lets fired into his head and body The scene of the assassination was Popes room in the Vernon ho tel on West Jackson boulevard Two men with whom Pope had talkec over the house telephone and invited to his room were the assassins The victim was no relation t North Side Frankie Pope one the millionaire newsboy and hi Willie Alone He registerec aione at the hole at 5 a m today Two men had in quired for him at 1 oclock but wer told he had not registered A maid passing the room Pop occupied said she heard a woman cry out Dont do that A moment later the shots blastec out Popes life The maid terrified fled without watching for the killer and reported to the police Pope may have fought for his life Two revolvers were found on the floor near his of then fired Mad Offered Bribe During the prohibition era West side Frankie was convicted on as sorted dry law charges after feder al agents had raided a still in Mel rose Park a suburb At his trial Pope admitted he had offered the raiders to abandon the charges but said he was only kid ding Arrested some 20 times Pope had been convicted of dealing in narcot ics as well as in liquor The hotel clerk said the two men returned at 8 a m and were told Pope was in Room 306 Confirm Keefe Appointment WASHINGTON March 7 The appointment of John B Keefe as United States marshal for the northern Iowa district was con firmed by the senate Higher Court or Death Can Save Dr Wynekoop KNUTSON CLEAR LAKE RUNS FOR OWA GOVERNOR One of First Advocates of Gross Income Tax Plan m State CLEAR LAKE March ncc A Knutson of Clear Lake one f the original advocates of the TOSS income tax plan in Iowa an lounced his candidacy for the re mblican nomination lor governor icre today Knutsons entry into the ace makes him one of four avowed andidates who will seek the nom nation at the June primaries sub ect to the approval of republican voters Knutson announced his candidacy Allowing several conferences with aboring men farmers and retail nerchants in different uarts of the state who believe as he does that it least 50 per cent of the tax now on homes farms and other property mist be replaced at once by a tax on the transfer of dollar ownership and with a possibility of eventual y relieving all tax on property Load Is On OneThird This would mean that every time a dollar changes hands whether it be for luxuries or necessities of life it would bear a fraction a per centage tax instead of the present system which in reality taxes only the few dollars our people are now saving and investing In homes farms and other property Mr Knutson has explained Statisticians show that 25 pei cent of the income of the state bears the burden of nearly 88 per cent of the state and local taxes said Mr KnutsotL Much may be accomplished by careful rigid inforcMfeivt of ourptesenttax sub stantiaf Telief frota rigid enforce ment of a law that takes more than 88 per cent of the taxes from 23 per cent of the total earnings of the state When G7 per cent of the wealth of our state escapes taxation it means that 100 per cent of the cost of government is loaded on the 33 per cent of the wealth and it cannot stand ii that is the reason our present system is failing Condemns New Tux BUI I believe in the gross income tax I believe the enactment of the gross income tax in Iowa would be the salvation of the people of this state It would relieve property owners of their unfair share of the tax burden make home ownership desirable afford security in old age t would restore the value of Iowa tomes and Iowa farms Think what it would mean if Iowa could an nounce to the world that farms homes and other property in this state were tax free The tax tail enacted by the spe cial session of the 45th general as sembly is a concoction of compro mises with only the promise of re lief The legislature didnt dare write into that bill an exemption on real estate The worst feature of the bill is the sales tax The sales tax is paid by the purchaser It levies a tax on the poor man with a modest income who is required to spend all his in come with retail merchants on the same basis as the wealthy man who spends only a small part of his in come in this way While it hopes to raise two and a half million dollars Jury Fixes for Killing Rheta at 25 Years CHICAGO March 7 a higher court or death itself can save Dr Alice Wynekoop from the penitentiary now A jury convicted her last night f slaying her daughterinlaw Rheta in the operating table murder that horrified the nation It fixed her sentence at 25 years im prisonment in the penitentiary Only two ballots were taken The murder drama that began when Rhetas body was found a bullet in the back on Dr Wyne koops operating table last Nov 21 kept its interest in rushing cres cendo to the last Physician Also Called With the jury in its place ready to report its verdict Judge Harry B Miller summoned the jail physician to stand by the 63 year old woman and be ready to administer strong heart stimulants lest the shock of the verdict strike her dead She did not need his ministrations She heard the verdict as she sat in her wheel chair without sign of a quiver turned to two of her Turn to pane 2 column 4 children Walker and Dr Catherine Wynekoop and said Go home now children and sleep Your mother is not guilty no no Not guilty In a moment it was over and this paradox of a woman with a keen strong mind in a frail body was being wheeled from the courtroom back to the infirmary cot at the county jail There she will await the result of her attorneys efforts to win a new trial Arguments Are Set Arugments for a new trial have been set for March 24 If they are denied an appeal to the state su preme court is planned The verdict was regarded by many as tantamount to a death penalty for Dr Wynekoop who had col lapsed time and time again during the 14 day ordeal oi sec ond trial She suffered a complete collapse from heart disease during her first hearing last January j There was a likelihood some physi cians said that she would die of natural causes before she goes to she goes The first of the two ballots taken by the iry last night was reported Fish and Seafoods THE selection preparation and service of fish and seafoods is a distinct branch of the culinary arts A timely 24 page booklet available through the GlobeGaz ette Washington Information bu reau offers 50 choice recipes for seafood dishes This compact kit chen aid crammed with scientific data from the United 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