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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 15, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME TMI YHAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPK ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KK 8JCKV1CJC MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 132 The Yankee Philosopher Holmes Doffed His Dignity and Ran to Fires EDITORS NOTE This Is the fUth In series of rix arti cles on the late Oliver Wendell Holmes WASHINGTON March 15 CSV Hm seems like a Soldier straight white haired dragoon mostached Oliver Wendell Holmes turned from his companion and the capitol grounds they were crossing to watch an engine race by Mind if we go Holmes asked I always like to take in a go They started out but again Holmes turned to his companion You wouldnt mind running would you I always RUN to a lire So was the dignity of the su preme court justice cast once but Holmes fre quently accompanied by his wife would race to a fire Tells Mrs Charles Henry Butler court re porter and lawyer was the com this excursion and that night at the Holmes house he told Mrs Holmes about the adventure she replied sternly I heard about I resent having been left Butler promised to call them whenever he learned of a good tire and one night phoned to say that he had a treat for them He stopped by their home drove out Massachusetts avenue and stopped at the naval observatory Together they watched a distant pyrotechnic comet Full of Fun Such was the unofficial life of the of fun happen stance excursions sparkling con versations and of a cheerful com panionship which made their wed ded life a continuous honeymoon lasting nearlv 57 years Mrs Holmes mounted guard over the justice making things pleasant and congenial so he could work bet ter and passing on the many people who wanted to see him Henever read the newspapers tait she did keepinEfbim posted on what was going tin in the world Her wit was keen and supple like his own and they adopted each others psychology until as one who them well said They were absolutely Guarded court Prestige He was extremely courteous and gallant in his relations with women and was very fond of their society But he also was fond of mens so ciety where he could swear as he pleased and engage in deep or witty conversation Both were jealous of the prestige of the supreme court doing every thing possible to maintain its high standard and for years Mrs Holmes was one of the most bril liant social lights in Washington At ease Holmes smoked long ci gars For a period he spent an hour daily playing a highly complicated variety of solitaire in which three decks of cards were used He was an avid reader of any thing concerning human relations but found the light touch in what Mrs HoJmes called those naughty French novels and in detective stories Did Not Like Radio After he retired from the bench his detective story reading was de voted to a study of Sherlock Holmes Mrs Holmes had had a radio in stalled in the home but the justice was never known to touch it He said once The style of having mu sic at dinners is a confession that the art of conversation has been He also did much heavy reading some in original French German Greek and Latin Once he came home with a copy of Thucydides and explained to friends No gentleman could go to his grave without reading Thucydides in the Wins Honorable Mention CHICAGO March 15 Black Hawk county 4H club won honorable mention in the national 4H club contest here FORECAST IOWA Cloudy and much colder in the west and north west portions showers in the west and northwest sections Friday night Saturday cloudy and much colder rain chang ing to snow in the east portion MINNESOTA Cloudy and much colder snow in north and extreme east portions Friday night Saturday partly cloudy colder In cast portion IN MASON CITY Weather figures for 24 hour pe riod ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday M Minimum in Night 85 At 8 M Friday 46 HIGHWAY PATROL BILL ADOPTED Robinson Pleads for Relief Wage Compromise ASSURES SENATE PASSING IT WILL NOT BRING VETO Victory Appears in Grasp of Administration on WorkRelief WASHINGTON March 15 Pleading for adoption ofthe Russell compromise on wage scales under th work relief pro gram Senator Robinson democratic leader told the senate today it would be approved by President Roosevelt Standing at his desk directly in front of the vice presidents rostrum Robinson asserted the proposal was a fair Senator Steiwer asked if Robinson could give assurance tbat Russell amendment would not bring a veto I Robinson replied quickly Victory in Sight Victory earned by weeks of wait ing and political maneuvering ap peared in the grasp of senate ad ministration guides of President Roosevelts relief program They confidently predicted the McCarran prevailing wage amend ment which the white house flatly refused to accept would be de feated Then they foresaw adoption of Senator Russells com promise proposal reouiring pay ment of the prevailing private wage on permanent public build ings and a wage on other work projects unless the pri vatescale ehould be endangered Amendments Remain Numerous other amendments re mained some for currency expan sion but democratic leaders were confident they too would go down to defeat The house resumed debate on the agriculture department appropria tion bill Other capital developments With the threat of a nationwide soft coal strike April 1 in the air the joint wake conference between bituminous operators and the Uni ted Mine Workers of America heared the cracking point because of a disagreement among the oper ators Conflict Fundamental S Clay Williams retiring chair man of the national recovery board told the senate finance committee there was a fundamental conflict between protecting wage scales and saving the inefficient businessman which congress must face in ex tending NRA Testimony that William B Shear er threatened to kill a shipyard of ficial in a dispute over pay was de nied by the big navy advocate with the assertion I would not threat en to kill anybody who owed me Turn to PHjte Column 3 LOUIS M HOWE SERIOUSLY ILL Presidents Secretary Taken Sick Following Trip to Boston WASHINGTON March 14 Louis M Howe secretary to Presi dent Roosevelt is seriously ill at the white house Howe who is 64 was taken sick following his trip with the presi dent on Feb 23 to Boston His condition it was learned was regarded as critical earlier this week but the white house reported today he was improved Dr Ross T Mclntire white house physician has diagnosed the illness as a recurrence of an old bronchial trouble complicated by cardiac weakness Mrs Howe is with her husband at the white house It was believed Howe overtaxed his strength on the Boston trip He has been confined to bed almost constantly since his return Howe has been secretary to the president since 1914 He left news paper work to join Mr Roosevelt who was tnen assistant secretary of the navy He was named by the president as the head of his secretarial staff immediately following the 1932 elec tion He has lived in the white house since Mr Roosevelt took over the His Life Sought KING IBN SAUD 3 ASSASSINS TRY TO KILL IBN SAUD Shot by Bodyguards as They Attack Arabian King and Son With Daggers MECCA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia March 15 as sassins attempted to kill King Ibn Saud and his son Emir Saud at El Haram Mosque today and were slain by guards The Emir was attacked as he struggled with the leader who attempted to reach the monarch Authorities said the attackers were from Yemen Police said the men armed with daggers attempted to stab the king but his bodyguards shot them down before they could reach the mon arch The king accompanied by his son was making his way around the sacred black stone of Kaaba in El Hararn Mosque when the assassins approached Emir Saud himself grappled with the leader of the men and prevented him from reaching the king The guards shot and killed the attacker and then turned on his two companions as they tried to stab the Emir who was protecting his royal father Reduction of Power and Light Rates for Clinton Announced CLINTON March 15 duction of electric light and power rates amounting to a year was announced today by the Inter state Power company in its Clinton district It is the second reduction of similar proportions within a year A short time ago an annual reduction of was made in gas rates Cuban Army to Deal Sternly With Strikers HAVANA March 15 army evinced its determination to day to deal sternly with partici pants in the recent antigovernment strikes invoking the death penalty for any convicted of terroristic ac tivities MIDNIGHT DEADLINE FOR PAYING INITIAL TAX INSTALLMENT WASHINGTON March 15 UP tonight is the dead line for paying first installments of the federal tax against 1934 incomes The internal revenue bureau warned that forgetfulness or wil ful delay beyond that hour would be costly Persons who fail to make the initial quarterly paympTjt on time will have to pay 25 per cent additional tax it was said and the penalties for wilful failure to keep the date with Uncle Sams tax col lectors may range as high as and one years imprison ment Post Hops on Strato Trip to New York In Second Attempt to Cross Nation in 8 Hours or Less LOS ANGELES March 15 Wiley Post noted round the world flyer took off from Union air ter minal at Burbank today on his sec ond attempt to span the continent in eight hours or less in a mile flight through the stratosphere to New York City In his usual quiet manner the Oklahoma pilot waved so long to a group of sleepy well wishers at the field and roared away in hip globe girdling plane the Winnie Posts first cross country strato sphere several weeks ago ended abruptly when he set bis motor troubled ship down on the Mojave desert less than an hour away froin Los Angeles 350 Miles an Hour He expected today to travel through the less restricted regions of the upper air at a speed around 350 miles an hour or more something like six miles a minute Post dropped the Winnie Maes retractable landing gear as the ship left the ground and will land on Fair Enough NEW YORK March 15 The weatherman promised Wiley Post a fair enough reception at Bennett field destina tionof his transcontinentai sub stratosphere hop from California It wont be a perfect situa Dr James H Kimball weather bureau meteorologist declared today but it will be good enough tor Dr Kimballsaid rain was un likely but that there should be a brisk wind helpful in clearing the smoke haze from the land ing What conditions Post should encounter along the way Dr Kimball said he could not pre dict without weather observa tions at those the planes belly when he reaches Floyd Bennett field in New York City Posts takeoff today had previ ously been cancelled because he said of unfavorable local weather conditions Toward dawn however fog from the Pacific ocean rolled off the terminal and reports from other points along the route were believed satisfactory A tail thing the pilot has been waiting for speed his trip Dons His Suit Post leisurely donned his 16 pound stratosphere special ly designed for the trip and climbed into the Winnie The official time of his takeoff was a m PST His takeoff was without mishap and the landing gear was dropped Midway down the runway The plane will havs less air resistance with the gear off The flyer headed due east point ing the blue nose of his ship abrupt CTurn to Paite Z Column FEDERAL AGENTS MAKE DRUG RAIDS 12 Arrested in Washington in Nationwide Roundup of Suspects WASHINGTON March 15 Inaugurating another nationwide roundup of narcotic law violators federal agents today made the largest seizure in the history of the capital and arrested 12 persons The treasury department said its agents had seized 50 ounces of heroin valued at in the movement heralded as the breaking up of a huge narcotic peddling ring Officials said the Washington seizures were part of a similar movement throughout the country but declined to give details until the campaign was actively under way An official statement giving re sults of the entire operations was promised for later in the day The Washington seizure included several automobiles that had been confiscated Eight of the 12 arrested hore were said to be narcotic whole SURVEY SHOWS AVERAGE WAGE IS CENTS Presented to Committee Seeking Relief Strike Settlement A wage survey conducted in Cer ro Gordo county by the engineering department of the state relief ad ministration to arrive at the pre vailing wage as a guidance for the wage committee in considering a new scale showed an average of cents an hour it was an nounced Friday afternoon by A M Schanke county administrator The results of this survey were to be presenteo to the wage commit tee at a meeting called for 4 oclock Friday afternoon Killmer Is Appointed This and the appointment of A J Killmer on the grievance commit tee to replace A C Peters director of relief who resigned from the committee comprised Fridays de velopments in the relief workers strike in objection to the March 1 reduction of their wages from 50 to 35 cents an hour The wage survey was made among 76 employers of labor in all parts of the county except rural sections Mr Schanke stated The average was reached by weight ing of the payrolls for 631 employes it was pointed out To Consider Result which Vnf consider the result of the survey in a reconsideration of the wage scale for relief work in the county is made up of Mr Schanke Clint W Hickox and E G Morse Leaders of organized how ever maintained that the wage sur vey was unnecessary under instruc tions received in a telegram to Glenn Woodward labor representa tive on the grievance committee from Nels Anderson advisor on labor relations in the office of Harry L Hopkins federal relief administrator at Washington D C Wires to Hopkins Woodward wired Mr Hop kins Thursday a query on whether the relief administration manual was to be followed explicitly in matters before the wage and grievance committees Mr Andersons reply stated that if satisfactory method of settling grievances has been set up by local administration directions the man ual need not be followed explicitly Otherwise wage rates are to be de termined by committee as provided in Mr Woodward and George John son business agent of the butcher workmen interpreted this to mean that in Cerro Gordo countys situa tion the manual should be followed The manual they pointed out states the wage agreements be tween organized labor and em ployers shall be used in setting thc wage scale for relief workers in which instance a general wage sur vey would not fit into the situation Approved by Todd The customary picket lines were in front of the old postpffice relief administration headquarters Friday morning but no disturbances de veloped except for efforts on the part of some of the women pickct ers to interfere with the entrance of a few women wbom they contend ed were relief workers The fireman was again stopped but was allowed to enter when he stated he did not intend to work It was found the air had been let out or the tires on an automobile used for case investiga tion The county relief committee at a meeting Thursday evening with the approval of Floyd P Todd rep resentative of the state relief ad ministration office authorized the resumption of direct relief which had been stopped earlier in the day because of strike disturbances Cafe Worker Trades Shots With Robber DES MOINES March 15 Al W Grecnleaf 38 year old cafe worker exchanged shots with a bandit who attempted to hold him up early this morning as he locked up the cafe where he worked Four hours later police arrested a Negro wounded in the stomach The Negro was identified by police as Chance Barker of Omah Love MatchEngagement of Royal Pair Announced Date for Wedding of Ingrid Frederik Not Set STOCKHOLM Sweden March 15 love match engagement of Princess Ingrid second daughter of Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Iceland was of ficially announced today The date for the wedding was not immediately announced Prince Frederik arrived from Copenhagen yesterday Although rumors were widespread that his engagement was imminent court circles refused to confirm the re ports until the proper even requesting Swedish papers not to drop any hint of the romantic tidings Outstanding In Cluirin Outstanding in her charm and beauty in a family noted for many beautiful princesses the golden haired Ingrid is 24 years old She inherits from her grandfather King Gustav a keen love of sports Brought up with four brothers she always has been fond of tennis mo toring dancing and riding She often has been seen astride a white cob riding along Stockholms Strandvagen rotten Tall and Handsome Frederick at 36 is tall and hand some He is greatnephew of the late Queen Alexandra and a sec ond cousin of the Prince of Wales The crown price had been engaged in1922 to Princess Olga of Greece a sister of the Duchess of Kent but the match broken off ifter six months Four Killed and 150 Hurt in Stampede at Wedding Procession AJMER March 15 persons were killed and 150 injured in the stam pede of a marriage procession to day at Rupaheli Thikani in the state of Azr Nur The guests were thrown into a panic by the prema ture explosion of fireworks which were to have been used in the course of the wedding ceremony FRTNCESS 1NGK1IJ and 1JUNCE VBEDER1K Firemen Find Dead Man at Signal Box YORK March 15 Firemen answering an alarm to day found a dead man at the sig nal box He was Charles Clausen 51 year old watchman who had discovered a fire in the basement of a five story tenement turned in the alarm and dropped lifeless The fire was quickly extinguished PLAN BIG SALE DAY SATURDAY Greater Mason City Day to Be First Large Event of Spring Season Greater Mason City day Saturday will be the first citywide sales event of the spring season Stores of Ma son City will be open the usual hours Saturday night to accommo date customers from outside the city who may find Saturday evening a convenient shopping time Most of the retail stores and busi ness houses ol the city will partici pate in the event and much of the newest spring merchandise will be offered at sale prices according to merchants The event is being held to acquaint the people of southern Minnesota and north Iowa with the advantages and money saving op portunities offered by the merchants of Mason City by making this a trading center All styes of merchandise will be offered at attractive prices on this day according to the merchants en tering the event Provided weather is favorable an unusually large crowd is anticipated and Mason City merchants have put in large stocks All spring merchandise will be shown Special displays are being announced in the GlobeGazette and the various stores participating are displaying the red and white pen nants of Greater Mason City Day in their stores and display windows Windows will be especially trim med for the occasion and spring de corations will be in evidence in all of the stores FLYERS AWAIT GOOD WEATHER Conditions Must Be Perfect Before Radio Compass Plane Will Hop OAKLAND March 15 Perfect weather was awaited today Pacific flight of the govern ments newradio compassRabot plane regarded as the latest de velopment in for trans oceanic A contemplated flight for this morning which would have carried the plane and the new radio com pass it is testing anywhere from 800 miles out over the Pacific to Honolulu miles away indefinitely postponed Conditions Not Favorable The delay was announced by Capt Clayton Bissell army pilot called from Honolulu to handle the con trols after the United States weather bureau reported conditions at sea were favorable as de sired for testing the radio compass The airman called a press confer ence for noon indicating the fliers were anxious to make the crucial test as soon as after noon if conditions are ideal Scientific Flight But this is purely a scientific Captain Bissell emphasized We wont make the flight until ev erything is absolutely just right If necessary we will wait six In announcing the postponement the army officer officially disclosed for the first time the objective of the flight He said Maj Chester Snow federal aeronautics expert in charge of the tests was authorized today to fly to the army transport republic 800 miles out of Oakland and thereafter proceed as his judg ment based on the operation of the plane and its equipment indicated to be sound and Five Men Arrested in Cleanup Raids DES MOINES March 15 Swooping down upon clubs in an unexpected raid 25 federal state county and city officers arrested five men in what was described as the first of general cleanup raids lowan Shoots Himself SIOUX CITY March 15 Leo P Wells of Council Bluffs fat ally shot himself while seated in his automobile in Grandview park here HOUSE HAS ONLY ONE DISSENTING BALLOT ON PLAN Would Establish 53 Man Force Under Secretary of State DES MOINES March 15 The Iowa house adopted the bill to establish a 53 man state highway patrol under supervision of the sec retary of state today with only one dissenting vote The measure which now goes to the senate for consideration was only slightly revised from its orig inal contents by the addition of amendments during the morning de bate The bill specifies a maximum sal ary of monthly for patrolmen for a patrol chief and for an assistant chief under an amendment by Representative Charles Johnson CD of BUCTIS Vista The original measure would have set salaries for patrolmen at a max imum of the chief at and two supervisors at Under Secretary of State The major variation between this billand ari administration sponsored measure pending in the senate is the provision to keep the patrol un der the secretary of state The sen ate bill would take the motor ve hicle department and its duties out of the secretary of states hands and establish It as a separate depart ment Operating under the motor hicle department the patrol would take over full enforcement front1 the motor and laws Details of its bperaUoti lo cation of members and their equip ment would be left up to the sec retary of state The single opposing vote on final passage was by Representative J P Hansen R of Mitchell Pass Tax Sale Bill Rejecting attempts to makeita provisions optional instead of datory the state senate1 today passed by a vote of 39 to 2 the pub lie bidder bill to allow counties to acquire title to property at scav enger tax sales The measure which now goes to the house for further consideration would allow the county boards of supervisors to bid in property on which taxes are delinquent when other bids are less than the total amount of the unpaid general taxes interest and penalties Senator Ora E Husted R of Truro referred to the bill which he sponsored as highly important emergency legislation in view of the delinquent taxes and the post poned scavenger tax sales over the state Would End Its enactment he said would put an end to a racket which has grown up in connection with the delinqent tax sales whereby specu lators have been able to obtain val uable property by paying a few dol Tum to Page 2 Column A Fixing Value of Coins The value of coins is not deter mined primarily by their age but dy their rarity and condition and the actual prices they will bring depend upon the dealer or collec tor to whom they are offered But if you have a Confederate half dol lar in good condition you can vir tually name your own price for it Only four of these coins were struck and one of them has never ncen located The highest price ever paid for a coin at public auction was It was an 1849 gold piece issued by the Massachusetts and Califor nia company The 1804 silver dol lar hag an auction record of Send for a copy of Everybodys Coin Book and learn all about this interesting subject Ten cents post paid to any address Use coupon 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