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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 9, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NtWSPANIt THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIlGHIOtS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PXE8S LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 9 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 127 Huey Knows His Tricks Confounds Robinson by Manipulating Senate Rules By HERBERT FIAJMMKK ASHINGTON March 8 Senator Hue Long of Louis ana keeps on h desk in the sen ate two leather hound the Bible and th Senate Manua the latter con t a i n i n g th standing rule and orders of th United State Presumably h is familiar wit the contents both His speech es in the senat are sprinkled liberally with Biblic quotations his parliamentary ma neuvers evidence the fact he is ac quainted with the senates rules an orders At least the democratic leader ship of the senate believes so Twice in one afternoon the king fish confounded his partys hig command not with his knowledge of what was in the Senate Manua but of what was not His first demonstration was on the 4443 vote which caused the McCarran prevailing wage amend ment to be included in the work relief bill despite the presidents ob jection Senator Caraways Vote It was Longs manipulation o Senator Caraways vote on thai question which defeated the admin istration Its an old senate custom that an absent senator may bal ance his vote for or against a meas ure by offsetting it against the bal lot of a member voting the other way Mrs Caraway who was ab sent had figuratively placed her vote in Longs hip pocket When he used it to upset the ad ministrations plans Eobinson of the democratic leader got exacjtly nothing in the Senate a pair of votes Its a custom bor Turn id Page 2 Column GREEK LOYALISTS BEGIN DRIVE WORK FOR LABOR DISPUTES BILL A F of L Sees Widespread Strikes If Measure Is Not Passed WASHINGTON March 9 The American Federation of Labor intensified its campaign for the Wagner labor disputes bill today with a prediction by President William Green that there will be widespread strikes if the bills fail to pass There would be nothing else left for the workers to do in their fight to gain recognition of their unions and to establish that organization so essential to sound Green said The federation chief however asserted he thought chances were good for the bills passage The sen ate labor committee begins hearings on it Monday The one danger of failure Green said Isy in house rules If the bill reached the floor he added and we can get a record it will be passed The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and showers Saturday night and probably in the east and cen tral portions Sunday morning AAarmer in east and central portions Saturday night Warmer in extreme east and colder in extreme west portions Sunday MINNESOTA Some snow probable Saturday night and Sunday warmer in extreme east colder in extreme west portion Saturday night colder in west and central portions Sunday IN MASON CITY Weather figures for 24 hour per iod ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 28 Minimum in Night 25 At 8 A M 28 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO March 9 er outlook for week beginning March For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central Great Plains Precipitation near middle and to ward end of week temperatures mostly near or slightly above nor mal Roosevelt Drafts New Message for Congress SENATE SET TO RENEW FIGHT ON RELIEF MONDAY Long Refused Farley Probe Plans War on WASHINGTON March 9 A quiet weekend lull before the storm of more congressional con troversy was employed by Presi dfent Roosevelt today in planning one of possibly five more messages he will send to congress But what subject will go forward early next was not disclosed by the chief ex ecutive Senatorial leaders canvassed their strength for renewal Monday of the struggle over the workrelief bill The prevailing wage amendment opposed by Mr Roose velt continued the key issue Lead ers looked for Senator Huey P Long to use the relief debate for new attacks on Roosevelt policies Senate in Recess While the senate was not in ses sion the house met to continue con sideration of legislation to expand he Home Owners Loan corpora ions borrowing powers by Senate finance committee investi ators of NRA agreed to give Clar ence Darrow who headed the re view board so critical of the recov ery administration an opportunity o tell his views of how NRA has affected the ness Other developments Sam Frazier representing the In ernational Apple association told the senate commerce subcommittee studying the Copeland food and drug bill that further regulation of apples is unnecessary adding Lean Over Backwards We have practically leaned over jackwards in safeguarding the The senate interstate commerce committee decided to hold hearings on the resolution by Senator Wheeler for an investi gation of railroad financing Elimination of the pig destruction eatures of the agricultural adjust ment act and concentration on de of a foreign market was rged by Earl C Smith of Chicago resident of the Illinois Agricul ural association in a senate agri ultural committee hearing on pro osed amendments to the AAA Farley Probe Refused Beaten back in his attempt to get he senate to investigate Postmas er General Farley Senator Long oncentrated today on a drive to mash the Roosevelt administra lons plans on work relief wages He also said he would continue is fight on Farley despite the sen te postoffice committees action esterday in disapproving his res lution for the inquiry By taking the floor in a filibuster which he tossed more criticism t the administration and Hugh S ohnson the Louisiana senator al eady had helped to postpone the ebate on the work and relief bill It was to have come p yesterday but Long delayed it ntil next week Hope for Support Some backers of the McCarran revailing wage amendment were oping that a speech Father harles E Coughlin will make londay night would strengthen its senate support The Detroit priest is lined up with the opposition to the administration plan to pay se curity wages which officials have estimated at a month Next week Senator Long will re new his fight for the McCarran plan He said yesterday he was told the administration was try ing to switch some votes by call ing some senators and telling them their states would get out of the bill Sarcastically Long said he was resentful because he was neglected Open to Bargain Why didnt they call on me Can It Be the Cheese That Fills the Air Big Crowd Gathers a Dubuque Hotel for Sniffing Contest DUBUQUE March 9 i be the cheese that fills the breez with rare and magic perfume 7 Oh no it isnt un melodically replied Postmaster War ren Miller of Independence Iowa and as a result an unprecedentec duel was under way here today What a nose about lim burger cheese was being determinec at a hotel here this afternoon Postmaster John Burkhard of Mon roe and Postmaster Miller me in a snif ting contest to decide if the odor is pleasant or obnoxious Crowds gathered at the hote shortly before the contestants squared off Gas Masks Noted Gas masks and clothespins were in evidence on every hand while the hotel proprietor warned contestants that they would be subject to expul sion should the contest run too long Telegrams were being dispatchec to Postmaster General James Far ley and U S Senator Huey P Long asking for their opinions but uf until a late hour this afternoon the distinguished gentlemen had not re plied Judges were being selected as Mayor Kane contemplated the ad visability of calling upon Governor Herring to mobilize the national guard to keep the crowds back With 25 pounds of weapons and naif a dozehidairymen as seconds Postmaster Burkhard twitched his nose in anticipation of his big chance to defend the honor of Green countys strongest seller and smell cheese Suggests Open Field To Millers suggestion that an open field would be more suitable for the duel than the hotel where the health of Dubuque might be en dangered Burkhard countered Limburger has a fine refresh ing aroma and by the time this duel is ended Mr Miller and his seconds will be convinced its as pleasing to their nasal membranes as it is to ours An outdoor location is unneces sary bur limburger gives off its most fragrant scent Rural Carrier Sick The duel was provoked by Millers returning limburger to the Monroe postoffice after he said it made a rural carrier sick Burkhard snif fed it found it quite as pleasing in odor as when it was mailed had it rewrapped and sent back Miller held his ground and asked Wash ington for a ruling In the capital it was decided despite the old rule specifically bar ring limburger from the mails it could be shipped that way if prop erly wrapped and the odor not of fensive Miller still didnt think so and continued to hold up packages prompting Burkhard to fling his challenge SEES ORGANIZED EFFORT TO BEAT IOWA CHAIN TAX CoSponsor Says Letter From Opponents Flood Legislative Mail DES MOINES March 9 Representative Don Burington D of Woodbury cosponsor with Sen ator Vincent Harrington D of Sioux City of the proposal to tax chain stores today charged store interests with an organized attack on the measure Opponents of the bill on which a revision has just been completed bave flooded the senate and house chambers with letters against the proposed tax Burington said He said he had received more than communications and Senator Harrington indicated he had receiv ed almost as many Similar In Form The letters the Woodbury repre sentative declared are similar in orm and demonstrate an attempt o influence the two houses prior o the time the proposal is called jp for regular consideration Bur ngton declared the majority of let ers come from the stores and said he had knowledge of at empts by store managers to force the writing of the by the employes The rewritten bill would set a tax on both store units and gross sales n for store from 1 to 10 stores for from t0 to 20 for 20 to 30 from 30 o 40 for 40 to 50 and or 50 or more Tax on Gross Sales Onefourth of 1 per cent on gross ales up to onehalf per ent on to three ourths per cent on to 1 per cent on to 2 per cent on to 3 per cent on to 4 on to five per cent on 00 to and an addi ional onehalf per cent on each ad ditional gross sales The tax Would be collected late board of assessment and re iew and would go into a special ate fund to be known as the chain ore tax fund lose Case Against Spencer Hatchery FORT DODGE March 9 losing its case against the Spencer hick hatchery charged with sell ng chicks below costs fixed by the the federal trade commission noved for adjournment of the hear ng to Washington but Examiner ohn W Addison of Washington eclined to rule on the motion until he defendant completes testimony Guns Roar as Greek Forces Battle Revolt Troops By land and wea loyalist forces Greek jfoverniijent Hushed their relentlesii offenaive against Macedonian countryside which hiig been the scene ofsome of the clashesifhelbw are shown Greek guns in action a scene war being duplicated In the current Associated NEW INVITATION SENT TO SIMON British Foreign Secretary Asked to Visit Berlin in About 2 Weeks he shouted I might be open to a bargain I was given no chance and I might do it for The committee which had con sidered Longs charges against Far ley for several days reported that the senator had not produced facts or evidence constituting a proper case for investigation by the sen Long said he would take the floor against Farley again Monday in an LONDON March 9 Reicha fuehrer Adolf Hitler today extended a new invitation to Sir John Simon British foreign secretary to visit Berlin in about two weeks it was officially announced Konstantin von Neurath the Ger man foreign minister called the British ambassador Sir Eric Phipps to the foreign office at Ber lin this morning and extended a new proposal for a date to discuss European peace proposals Von Neurath told the Ambassa dor Hitler had a cold but would certainly be better by the time Sir John reached Berlin Sir Eric immediately reported to London and it was stated the gov ernment was happy to have a new arrangement which was entirely satisfactory Sentenced o Prison COUNCIL BLUFFS March 9 OB District Judge John P Tinley sentenced Ed Blankenship 33 to 10 attempt to have the senate upset years in the state penitentiary on a the committee report j charge of breaking and entering 1 Killed and Others Hurt in Explosion SAIGON French IndoChina March 9 persons were killed and a number of others wounded in a boiler explosion today in a factory at Cholon Cochin China 2 Posing as Agents Held Up by Clerk CRESCO March men posing as federal agents entered the Charles H Zender store at Davis Corners nine miles west of Cresco at oclock Friday night and demanded the right to inspect slot machines The clerk of the store asked to see credentials which they could not show Considering the actions of the would be agents as suspicious the clerk grabbed a shotgun and held them up while he called the sher iffs office As Deputy Sheriff Percy Haven was on the way the false agents escaped The New Hampton sheriff was notified Deputy Haven and the New Hampton sheriff met near Lourdcs and were close on the trail of the bandits The bandits escaped on a side road however It was claimed the bandits car was a Willys CONSTITUTION IN CUBA SUSPENDED Action Taken by Cabinet and Council of State After Night of Bombings HAVANA March 9 itutional rights were suspended in today after a night punCtuat d by shots and bombings Grimly determined to break the rike which has disorganized the ations affairs the cabinet and ouncil of state suspended the na onal constitution in a joint spe ial session at the presidential pal ce Name Military Governor The joint body named Jose Ped raza military governor of Havana province This was considered the equivalent of martial law inasmuch as Pedraza whose rank is that of a lieutenant colonel in the army will take over powers now in the hands of the civil authorities Ped raza now chief of the national po lice was one of the six sergeants who with Fulgencio Batista over threw the de Cespedes government 4 1933 An eight point program was adopted by the joint body as a sub stitute for the constitution It was not made public On Revolutionary Basis The action puts the entire gov ernment back on a revolutionary instead of a constitutional basis A statement said among other things all codes and laws of pro cedure and special laws promulgat ed to date will be respected insofar as they are not opposed to this de cision Suspension of the constitu tion will continue until a new agreement is adopted by the cabi net and council of state the gov ernment is determined to suspend the constitution while the state of the strike and the seditious and revolutionary propaganda con tinues with the purpose of altering the public order This action shall not indicate the reeslablishment of previous consttiutions or Cat Chasing Birds Shuts Off Current and Darkens Town Weeks News Colored by War Clouds Over Greece Huey Longs NRA Get Spotlight in Washington NEWS OF THE WEEK WAR CLOUDS GATHER LONG FIGHTS BACK NRA LIMITS URGED SIOUX CITY March 9 lights blinked out in Sioux City For five minutes the city was plunged in darkness A cat chasing birds had become entangled in wires at the main supply station of the Sioux City Gas and Electric com pany shutting off the current By WILLAKD KEEFE Associated Press Staff Writer War clouds colored the news of the week In Greece former Pre mier Eleutherios Venizelos sup ported army and navy rebels in a revolt against the government to prevent the restoration of a mon archy Athens was placed under martial law and subsequent upris ings in Macedonia and Thrace led to bombing of rebel barracks and the insurrectionist fleet The revolutionists are reported gaining with seizure of the islands it Crete Samos Chios and Mytilcne The war neared Athens Neighbors Take Action Greeces neighbors are reinforcing their armies Bulgaria strengthened its frontier garrisons and Turkey concentrated six divisions near the Bulgarian border France Great Britain and Italy sent warships Great Britain decided on a strong er defense policy with strengthon ng of the army navy and air forces Reichsfuehrcr Hitler cancelled an air pact conference with Sir John Simon pleading a cold The United States senate added to the army appropria tions bill making it It urges an increase in the American standing army from to troops Johnson and Long General Hugh S Johnson former MRA head assailed Senator Huey Lxng and Father Charles E Cough in as perils to the nation In the senate Long was further attacked jy Senators Robinson of Arkansas and McKellar of Tennessee Long counterattacked meantime press ing his charges iof irregularities in office against Postmaster General James A Farley formally denied by the latter Donald R Rich berg urged that the NRA codes should be applied only to industries actually engaged in interstate commerce following court decisions against codes in Louisiana and Wisconsin President Roosevelt bogan the second half of his term by asking Turn In Vngt 1 Column I SEE REVENGE AS SLAYING MOTIVE Enemy of Family of Stabbed 7 Year Old Michigan Boy Sought YPSILANTI March 9 police turned definitely to ward revenge today as a motive for the brutal slaying of 7 year old Richard Streicher whose body was found near his home yesterday They said they had asked police the country over to search for a man with whom they were told members of the childs family had quarreled bitterly His name was withheld Dr Stacey G Howard Ann Ar bor pathologist who performed an autopsy on the body of the boy paid the slayer either was a de generate or was motivated by in tense hatred possibly a desire for Calls It Sex Crime Prosecutor A L Rapp however had held to the belief that it was a sex crime committed by a degen erate whose identity he said has us The boys body bore at least 10 stab wounds inflicted by a two edged knife which Dr How ard said probably was a five inch stiletto Discovery of what may be blood stain in an unused cattle barn on P farm two miles southeast of Ypsilanti led to the belief that the boy might have been slain there and the body taken by automobile to ita hiding place beneath a foot bridge along the Huron river Necktie in Barn A necktie found in the barn state police said apparently had been purchased in Fort Wayne Ind Turn to Page J Column I Estate of More Than Half Million Left by ExJustice Holmes ARTILLERY FIRE RAIDS FROM AIR HERALD ATTACK Surrender of Rebels Is Imminent Say Rumors Heard in Athens Copyrlflil 103S by The JFrmO ATHENS March fl Greek government artillery and bombing planes hammering at Mac edonian rebels and General George Kondylis troops ready to launch a concentrated attack on the Struma river area rumorshave spread in Athens that the surrender of the seditlonists was imminent General Koondylis the govern ments minister of war left Sa lonika for the front The weather cleared There had been reports a rebel advance upon Salonika was immi nent possibly marking a climax in toe week old civil war but appar ently the government decided to step in with its own offensive Bombarded From Air The movement out of Salonika was accompanied by a bombard ment from the air upon the rebels stronghold of Siderokastron 10 miles south of Kulata on the GrecoBulgarian frontier at a m Rebel artillery answered tht first bombardment with brisk fire althoughapparently without effect on government planes Reports said this wao followed by a second bom bardment o the stronghold The roar of artillery fire was re ported plainly heardon the Salon ika plain as the government forcei prepared to meet rebelj on the Struma river front reportedto lie Former Premier Veril zelos the civil The government placed its faith n Kondylis and the existence of mrbor guns and extensive mining1 of Salonika gulf Cold Checks Activities For the moment at least the bit ter winter weather held in check major activities of loyalists and rebels as tht struggle entered second week The govemments present inabll ty to make effective Its reiterated promise to stem the insurrection with a decisive blow kept antag onists on land and sea deadlocked n the struggle Government supporters maintain ed that the delay was sending the moraleof the rebels to a lav ebb and was causing disintegration of heir forces and a revolt within the revolt Delays lnd Time however main tained that the delays lent time to Tnrn to Fuge I Colnmn 8 ean Harlow Serves Action for Divorce LOS ANGELES March 9 can Harlow platinum blond screen iren today completed service in er divorce action against Hal Ros on film cameraman and the case irobably will be called for trial ext Monday 3 Famous Documents Three famous documents are rough t together in a new booklet ust made available through our Washington information bureau hey are the constitution of the Jnited States the Declaration of ndpendence and the Articles of Confederation Many interesting acts about the constitution and men who framed it are also in luded The booklet is illustrated ith a line drawing of the shrine in he library of congress where the ocuments are preserved and with alftonea of the continental con gress and Independence hall Inval able for reference purposes espe iall for schools Ten cents brings a opy postpaid Use coupon WASHINGTON March 9 An estate of slightly more than was disposed of in the will of former Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes filed today in District of Columbia supreme court The prin cipal single beneficiary was his ne phcy Edward JHolmes Boston to whom he left and cer tain personal effects The Mason City Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for a copy of the new booklet on the Consti tution of the United Name Street City Mail to Washington D ;