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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 16, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NIWSPAPfk THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIlGHIOftS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPTt ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 16 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 133 The Yankee Philosopher Work Kept Oliver Wendell Holmes Youthful EDITORS NOTE This is the sixth and last in a series of arti cles on the late Oliver Wendell Holmes March 16 Oliver Wendell Holmes could no more be pigeonholed in philosophy than he could be in law A definition of him in law as eith er a liberal or a conservative always left something wanting so in phil osophy there is no single label that depicts the man and his feelings to wards self and the universe Something of Stole He was something of a stoic of a skeptic and of a pessimist with the mind of a scholar and the curiosity of a of life as a bee partakes of clover knowing it was his destiny to work hard and get as much honey from the bloom as be knew how without worrying too much about who put either the clover or the honey there He called the universe unfathom able and in one of his frequent ex cursions into military symbolism he considered that men were private soldiers in the ranks who have not been told of the plan of campaign or even that there is The Inscrutable End As a result he believed that Life is an end in itself and the only ques tion as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of The final judge on that score he believed was ones self Better than battling with un intelligible universe he found was to work in and with it so that we should not be merely a necessary but a willing instrument in working out the inscrutable His hunger for life gave him the air of a happy warrior who always found a firing line beyond the trench he had just taken and know ing this fought for the joy of fight ing rather than for any ultimate vic tory Kept Young by Work To the many comments that he would or should retire as he grew older on the benehr he answered quietly Work keeps me young If 1 should quit I would Work not only kept him young but his ideas were young and it was said of him when he was well past the four score mark that he had an intellectual youth that most men of 40 years could not boast Death to him was something in evitable as surely as it was inevita ble that in life one could only give a sample of ones Sooner or Sooner or later we shall he once said but meantime it is for us to fix our eyes upon the point to be stormed and to get there if we A friend who knew him well said that for nearly a decade he never let a birthday go by without giving out the thought that it would be his last As far back as 1924 he wrote to this friend in response to the an nual birthday salutation my age a man expects to be come a ghost even if in the flesh and it is a charming surprise to re ceive such human SLEET CRIPPLES COMMUNICATION Germany Orders Compulsory Military Training Slight Improvement Reported in Condition of Louis M Howe WASHINGTON March 16 A slight improvement was reported today in the condition of Louis M Howe secretary to President Roose velt who is suffering from a car diac Secretary Howe passed a quiet and restful said Dr Ross T Mclntire the white house physician His condition is slightly improved over FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy colder In cast and central portions much colder in extreme east section Saturday night Sunday fair with rising temperature in west and central 3UNNESOTA Generally fair colder in northeast portion Sat urday night Sunday partly cloudy rising temperature in south portion IN MASON CITY Weather figures for 24 hour pe riod ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 68 Minimum in Night 29 At 8 A M Saturday 29 Moisture Trace WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO March 16 Weather outlook for the week be ginning Monday March 18 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the north and central great plains Rome precipitation during the latter part of week temperatures mostly near normal HITLER ASSERTS NATION FREE OF TREATY TERMS Cabinet Decides Army in Future to Consist of Men BERLIN March 16 Ger man cabinet in secret session today decreed compulsory military train ing in the reich and Reichsfuhrer Hitler declared Germany is released from further obligations under the Versailles treaty The cabinet decreed that the Ger man peace army of the future will consist of 12 army corps of 35 di visions totaling an estimated 000 men The treaty of Versailles allows Germany a total of In a flaming denunciation of the armaments policies of other na tions Hitler appealed directly to the people of Germany saying the reich is compelled to take her own mili tary fate in hand He had rushed back from Berch tesgaden and issued the appeal in Berlin emphasizing that failure of other nations to live up to the re ductions of armaments called for in the Versailles pact releases Ger many from treaty obligations He emphasized that Germany is animated solely by peaceful inten tions butthat rearmament is essen tial to safeguard the reichs terri ternational respect as a coguaran tor of European peace Has Wrecked Treaty LONDON March 16 many has not only wrecked the Ver sailles treaty but has openly an nounced her intention of establish ing German military superiority in Europe by Hitlers decision to intro duce general conscription an offi cial British spokesman said today Despite the reticence of Berlin of ficials to make public the numerical size of the army they are planning it was stated authoritatively here that Hitler bluntly informed Sir Eric Phipps British ambassador to Berlin that it will be strong Threatens Peace Scheme PARIS March 16 circles today said Germanys open defiance of the military clauses of the Versailles treaty threatens to toss the whole suggested scheme for European peace into the discard The announcement at Berlin that Germany has decreed compulsory military service was regarded by the French officials as direct ans wer to the French governments ac tion in extendingthe compulsory military service to two years ap Turn o rare 2 Column 2 Narcotics Seized in Raids In raids conducted throughout the country vast supplier of nar cotics were seized B M Martin left and J J Blggens of the bureau of narcotics in Washington are shown inspecting drugs seized In raids in the capital Associated Press 3 DIE AS BLAZE DESTROYS HOME Mother Her Baby and Aged Woman Victims of Fire Near Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS March 16 Three persons a mother and her 35 months old baby and an aged woman were burned to death today when fire destroyed a two story farm home three miles southwest of here The dead Miss Kate McLaughlin 70 years old JMrs Susan Dickinson 33 yciirs old Katherine Dickinson 15 months old daughter of Mrs Dickinson Four persons escaped Silas Herret father of Mrs Dickinson and one of those who escaped was burned He was brought here for treatment Others who escaped wore the other Dick inson children Cecelia 10 John 6 and Tommie 3 The fire started it was reported when Mrs Dickinson stumbled on the stairs of the home and fell with an oil lamp in her hand The lamp exploded and flames enveloped the stairway quickly The St Louis park fire depart ment was bogged down on muddy roads and was unable to reach the scene The noise of the exploding lamp awaknncd Mr Hcrcot and he the rest of the sleepers Codes Highlights in Weeks News Bullets Fly Abroad as Johnson Enemies Trade Words NEWS OF THE WEEK TOO MANY CODES EV FORCE STRACHEY HELD AS RED CUBA CALM ONCE MORE JOHNSON CONTINUES WAR By WILLARD KEEFE Associated Press Staff Writer Donald R Richberg director of the national emergency council re ported the new deal was overcoded and submitted the administrations plan for simplification of the NRA He told the senate finance com mittee investigating the NRA of proposals to reduce the compulsory codes from 731 to 181 by consolida tion of 537 with basic codes Evelyn John St Loe Strachey British author and economist was held as an alien communist He gained a postponement of a hearing for deportation The Mendieta government broke Cubas general strike with whole sale arrests of members of political groups opposing the government Wars on Huey Gen Hugh S Johnson continued bis war on Senator Huey Long and the Rev Charles E Coughlin in his new newspaper column following Father Coughlins answer to John sons radio attack Secretary Morgenthau of the treasury department issued a call for all first Liberty bonds totaling for redemption June 15 Scientists of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrat ed the changing of silver to cad mium MORE THAN Operatives of Six Federal Agencies Continue Drive Against Crime Dr Michael I Pupin world re nowned phvsicist and inventor died at 77 Richard Berry Harrison De Turn to Pace 2 Column 9 2 Firemen Killed and 11 Injured as Squad Truck Engine Crash CHICAGO March 16 firemen were killed and 11 others injured three seriously early to day when a fire squad tnick and a fire engine collided at a loop inter section as they answered an alarm The dead were Captain Frank OConnor of the fire departments No 1 rescue squad and Fireman Lawrence OConnell Three firemen were reported in serious condition WASHINGTON March 16 Arrests by government agents in an intensive drive against law vio lations falling under treasury su pervision passed today as operatives of six federal agencies continued their raids An additional 161 arrests were reported by the treasury today as a result of its first days but tliis did not include a recapitulation from the customs bureau which had 125 agents in the field aiid which up to last night had reported 258 arrests Todays official tabulation show ed arrests by the alcohol tax unit 584 by the narcotics bureau 55 by the secret service 279 by the customs bureau 16 by the coast guard 1 by the intelligent unit of the internal revenue bureau Twelve thousand federal agents participated in the nationwide anti crime operations which besides the arrests resulted in confiscation of thousands of dollars in property Link All Agents Linking all agents of the treas ury in their first joint effort the drive was described by one of its leaders as official notice that the department is equipped with heavy anticrime artillery and intends to use it The raiders agents said had cut deeply into the ranks of coun terfeiters bootleggers narcotic dealers and other law violators It was predicted that when the fig ures are all in arrests will total Seizure of huge supplies of lot tery tickets was reported In Bal timore alone the tickets taken amounted to I Additional Seizures Pursuits undertaken by the coast guard last night promised addition al arrests and seizures The guard was reported to be chasing several ships of British registry along the Atlantic coast on the suspicion they were rum runners While the roundup went forward on land and sea coast guard planes were in the air to spot criminal plants and hideouts Amphibian planes flew over a vast stretch of South Georgia swamps and found a number of stills Dies of Injuries COUNCIL BLUFFS March 16 Alien of Martinsville injured Wednesday in an auto accident near Malvcrn died in a j hospital here Aliens companion j Olin Underwood of Martinsvillfi I was killed RELIEF STRIKERS STILL PICKETING OLD POSTOFFICE Representatives in Des to Present Wage Appeal While their representatives were in Dss Moines presenting an appeal from the findings of a survey that put the prevailing wage in Cerro Gordo county t 40 cents relief workers Saturday continued to demonstrate the strike was in prog ress by picketing the walks in front of the old postoffice relief headquarters No information on the progress of the conference between the Mason City labor delegates and state re lief administration had been re ceived here up to 3 oclock Saturday afternoon Sleet and wind made tele phone conversation between Mason City and Des Moines impossible af ter 11 a m The strikers and the leaders of organized labor who are supporting the effort of relief workers in their protest against the reduction of wages from 50 cents to 35 cents an hour voiced their objections to ef forts at setting the wage at the ap proximate level reached in a wage survey by the engineering depart ment of the state relief administra tion Only Two in City Their contention is that the wage set agreements between organized la bor and employers of which they contend there are only two in the city Jacob E Decker and Sons and the Lehigh Portland Cement com Joininghis colleagues in their stand on wages Clint W Hickox labormember of the wage commit tee blocked an attempt to set the wage at 40 cents an hour when the findings of the survey of an aver age prevailing wage of cents an hour was placed before that body E G Morse business repre sentative and A M relief administration representative vot ed in favor of the 40 cent scale As a unanimous vote is required to make the change the old wage of 35 cents which went into effect March 1 to stand Consider Objection With A J Killmer appointed re lief administration member of that bodyin place of A C Peters county relief director the griev ance committee of the relief setup met Friday evening to consider the strikers objection to the wage re duction and the attempt to set the wages at the level found by the wage survey The committee voted two to one that the grievances were without merit Glenn Woodward labor re presentative voting in the negative and Mr KiJlmer who was named chairman and W V Loring busi ness representative voting in the affirmative on the resolution The resolution as adopted by the two to one vote was as follows Administration Approves Whereas the Cerro Gordo county emergency relief administration wage committee recommended a change in the wage rate from 50 cents to 35 cents per hour and Whereas such action was ap proved by the Iowa emergency re lief administration and Whereas the Cerro Gordo county emergency relief administration was later requested to make a survey to determine the prevailing wage in the county and j Whereas such survey has been made among 78 employers of com mon labor employing 631 men showingan average rate of cents an hour and Whereas the wage committee met on March 35 1935 to act on the survey and one of the members voted in the negative and Whereas grievances numbered one and two have been filed with this committee Have No Merit Now therefore be it resolved that it is the finding of this com mittee that said grievances have no merit and are hereby Mr Woodward in dissenting from the majority action of the commit tee was accompanied by George Johnson business agent of the Turn 2 Column fi Queen of Celebration TOW A CITY March 16 Klloise Wilde of Fonda was pre sented RS queen of the annual rnecoa celebration for engineering students at the University of Iowa Extension of Emergency Relief to 1936 Voted Senate Delays Action on PWA Extension Until Monday By D HAKOUO OLIVER WASHINGTON March 16 The senate today approved an amendment to the re lief bill extending the emergency relief administration until Juno 30 1936 but action on a proposal to ex tend the public works administra tion until June 30 1937 was defer red until Monday The move by Glass who is chair man of the appropriations com mittee in chargeof the bill raised what Minority Leader McNary de scribed as fundamental questions and the senate quit for the day without considering them Senator Adams DColo follow ed Glass by introducing his amend ment to cut the bill down to This will be considered after the Glass amendments Approval Not Expected A large group of conservatives on both sides were expected to support the Adams proposal but democratic leaders do not expect It to be ap proved Elated over the defeat of the Mc Carran prevailing wage amend ment the Roosevelt forces in the senate sought to turn back a bipar tisan attempt to chop the bill down to a fraction of its present size To maintain the momentum of last nights drive in which they beat the McCarran amendment 50 to 38 and passed an administration compromise 83 to 2 the leaders summoned the senate to Its first Saturdayjroeeting t since thisjTcon gresa began Leaders Are Confident They were intent on sweeping the giant bill center of a debate which has delayed the whole Roose velt program to the white house in a form acceptable to the white house They were confident they could do this though a final vote ii not expected until the middle of next week Republican regulars and a sizable bloc of democrats were ready to attempt to cut the bill For instance Senator Byrd and Adams want to slash it to and respectively The democratic leaders were de scribed as confident these efforts would not get very despite the fact that Senator Glass DVaJ who is in charge of steering the buffeted measure as chairman of the appropriations committee is known to be in sympathy with the idea of a smaller appropriation Other Attempts Ahead Other attempts to change the measure lay ahead Senator La Fdl lette who would like to see the total bosted to plans to propose an in crease Bonus and inflation riders are in the offing also though the administration leaders express no worry about them The American Federation of Labor deplored today the defeat of the McCarran amendment which would have required President Roosevelt to pay wage rates pre vailing in private industry to all the employables to whom the administration says it will give work The working people of the President William Green Turn to fate S Column IOWANS FILE RETURNS Have Already Paid State Income Taxes of DBS MOINES March 16 A total of lowans have filed state income tax returns to date Ray Murphy chairman of the state board of assessment and review re ported today Out of the total number filing re turns persons have paid their state income taxes totaling Murphy said The chairman also reported in come tax returns have been received from corporations of which only 863 have shown their net in comes subject lo tax The total tax payment by Ihe 863 concerns was Murphy estimated that approx imately personal income re turns will be made in the first filing under the income tax division of the Ihreepoint lax law He said that an additional returns had been received yesterday and were now being examined and tabulated Day in Congrgess By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Debates relief bill House In recess Interstate commerce commit tee hears witnesses on holding company regulation PRIDAV Senate Defeated McCarran prevailing wage amendment to relief bill and adopted substitute Finance committee heard S Clay Williams testify that con tinuation of NRA would require relaxation of antitrust House Passed agricul ture appropriation bill Interstate commerce commit tee heard opponents of holding company bill Labor committee approved senatepassed bill to give each state at least for public employment offices Cooper Prepared to Present Case to State Council His to Accompany Liquor Board Chairman on Monday By ROY V PORTER Associated Press Staff Writer DES MOINES March 16 Harold M Cooper chairman of the state liquor commission against whom the executive council has in stituted ouster proceedings will present his case at a special hear ing before the council Monday morning he announced today The decision to appear waa reached ata lengthy conference be tween Cooper and his attorneys late yesterday the chairman said His attorneys H G Cartwright of Mar shalltown and another unnamed lawyer will accompany him Cooper declared Clark Case Latest The announcementof bis intend dispels doubts as to whether the liquor commission chairman would follow the pro cedure of other state officials whom the council has sought to oust The most recent case that of Ed W Clark insurance commissioner did not reach the hearing stage Clark having sought and received a re straining order in district court preventing the council from holding the session District Judge Loy Ladd later is sued a certiorari and ordered the council to certify all records in the proceeding to the court He later held the council was without statu tory authority to investigate the in surance commissioners office a de cision which was appealed to the supreme court and upon which no decision has yet been rendered Must Show Cause As the council moved toward the hearing at which the liquor chair man will be required to show cause if any why ouster proceedings should not be determined members of the legislative investigating committee looked forward to lengthy sessions next week Yester day the committee heard three wit nesses on details of the commis sions trucking contract with the White Line Transfer company of Des Commission er Bernard E Manley and F J Hoope commission comptroller M H Hyland of Tama associat ed with the Western Distributing company a wholesale liquor firm did not appear at yesterdays hear ing and will probably be on the witness stand Monday afternoon The committee planned to all day Monday in an effort to clear up Turn lo Paice I Column r Firemen Narrowly Miss Being Crushed PEORIA March 16 score of firemen narrowly escaped being crushed to death by a falling wall today as a fire de stroyed the rectifying plant of the PennMaryland company here AH fire fighting equipment of Peoria and suburbs battled the blaze MASON CITY CUT OFF FROM MOST OUTSIDE POINTS Hundreds of Telephone Poles Down Driving Is Hazardous Hundreds of telephone poles were down in North Iowa Saturday wind whipped heavily sleet laden wires with all the fury of the irra tional March Mon The storm of near blizzard intensity followed two days of sunny skies when the tem perature reached the years high mark and a week of relatively good weather Mason City was unable to com municate with the outside world by telephone Saturday afternoon ex cept to two points Albert Lea and Austin the telephone company re ported By Saturday afternoon 300 poles were down in the Mason City west to Algona and Port Dodge Some of them were piled across highways Telephone service was crippled throughout that section Trouble on46 In the immediate vicinity of Ma son City telephone and telegraph service was particularly east and west It was reported that difficulty was encountered with 46 telegraph and telephone circuits leading out of Mason City Every type of precipitation was reported Saturday and motorists on the highways reported tremely poor Autos were being driven strong Wind blew sleet and snow on to wind shields Despite the sudden drop in temperatures the mercury did not reachs point might result Although the wind was strong the heavy quality of the snow provided little threat of impending drifts which might inter fere with transportation Greatest Usage In Year From a maximum of 68 degree here Friday the mercury dipped to 29 during the night making the greatest range that of 39 degrees in any similar period this year Every type of hail sleet and observed At Belmond a high of 73 had been reported Friday as compared with a low of 7 on Saturday Rain which was fallingSaturday was freezing North lowans took hope that Saturdays March lionwould last only a short time with announce ment by the weather bureau that the forecast for Sunday was for steadily rising temperatures For Saturday night cold weather waa to continue Blinding Dust Storm KANSAS CITY March 16 A blinding choking dust storm borne on capricious March winds left the plains states deep in grime and sand today Whipped by winds that reached velocities as high as 63 miles an hour the billowing duncolored clouds of dust swept across the eastern sections of Wyoming and Colorado the western portions of Nebraska and Kansas and Okla homa and Texas I MOVE THAT Parliamentary law consists of the established rules that govern the proceeding of legislative and other deliberative organizations clubs so cieties and all other bodies that undertake to transact business in an orderly manner How good are you at it Could you preside over a meeting and see that it did not get hopelessly snarled up in a mesh of motions and points of order Few people can Therefore the impor tance of the booklet now offered you by our Washington Information bureau This booklet gives you parliamen tary law in easily read and easily understood language It tells you how to form an organization gives you a model constitution bylaws and minutes of procedure and tells you how to conduct its proceedings The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose herewith 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for Parliamentary Street City Mail lo Washington D ;