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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 17, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS CEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 17 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 138 Pity Small Taxpayers They Sometimes Pay Too Much Levy on Incomes COOPERS CONVICTION REVERSED By CHARLES P STEWART riT A S H IN G T 0 N couple j of years ago the j internal revenue bureau arrived at the conclusion that Sam could scoop in a snug sum of money by round ing up small eva sions of income tax payments It was recog nized that collec tions on account of these supposed d c r el i c t i o ns would amount to only a little in each individual case but it was calculated that the total the pewce payers being rela tively so numerous and presum ablybeing so evasive in proportion as multimiSlionairedom would run high into sight or nine figures A regular campaign was launch ed with a view to squeezing out the Hitler Accepts Invitation for Discussion Iowa State College Head Quits LEADER AS PEACE ENEMY Initial Parley on Treaty Breach Will Be Held on Thursday By DEVON FRANCIS Associated Press Staff Writer Reichsfuehrer Hitler Tuesday ac cepted the league of nations invi tation for a discussion of Germanys last cent due to the government It j position among was was announced in advance in an in immediately attacked by Foreign erview or so by Internal Revenue Commissioner Guy T Helvering Then local collectors did in fact get after suspected delinquents with a sharp stick Yield Disappointing How much they raked in by this finetoothcombing process I dont know that part of the story never was told I surmise that the yield was dis appointing or the internal revenue bureau would have bragged about it Instead after making the ex periment it dropped the subject However there is no question that Commissar Litvinoff of Russia as a conspirator against peace Hitlers acceptance did much to relieve the tension which has exist ed in Europe during the 10 days since his soldiers marched into the bringing the French charge that he had broken the Lo carno treaty When he remilitarized the Rhine land Hitler described Germany as a bulwark against communism and declared the new FrancoSoviet pact already had destroyed the Locarno treaty and placed Germany in dan ger of aggression RAYMOND JH HUGHES CHARLES E FRILEY suspect quency pinned on me I subse quently got a rebate having acci dentally made an overpayment Par enthetically that was the same year when J P Morgan paid no income the thing was tried Not only did i Merely Smoke Commissioner Helvering give warnj gut at a public session of the ins of it I was hooked myself as a eague council Tuesday night Lit Far from having a delinj vnOff charged that Hitler was us ing his attacks on Russia merely as a smoke screen for the aggres sion which is being prepared against other Anthony Eden foreign secretary tax whatever having shown losses of Great Britain pledged his gov sufficient to offset he j ernment to act as mediator between did pay a tax in England as testij France and Germany in an effort tied to before the senate banking to achieve a new security program and currency committee Reporters Hire Expert Anyway this year for the first National Press club ai Belgium in the event of an attack formidable organization of Washington newspaper men en gaged an expert to advise its mem Friley Succeeds Hughes as President of College Retiring Head Named READY TO TALK WITH GOVERNOR Declines to Comment as He and His Daughter Reach New York PICTURE ON PAGE 2 NEW YORK Condon returning Dr John F to New York RISING MERCURY SEEN FOR STATE Increasing Cloudiness and Maybe Rain Forecast by Weatherman DES MOINES the bership how to make out their in come tax returns He had a desk in the club lounge and all hands running into the hun dreds consulted him Similar assistance was available at the internal revenue bureau and at the various banks around town plan was reported to be 1 Great Britain would immed iately rush to the aid of France and by Germany Entirely Framework 2 There must eventually be ne gotiations for an entirely new f lamework of European security Litvinoff declared The whole world knows that neither the April the weatherman said Tuesday forecast increas ing cloudiness rising temperatures and maybe some rain in the west and north It was clear in the east and cloudy in the west Tuesday morning after night of normal tempera tures which saw Charles City and Council Bluffs report the low of 24 above Sioux city and Council Bluffs reported Mondays hign 50 Temperatures Tuesday night were expected to hold to even freezing or President Emeritus by Board AMES M Hughes sub mitted his resignation as president of Iowa State college to the state board of education meeting here Tuesday The board immediately accepted his resignation and elected Charles Friley industrial from aPanama vacation was quot ed by a fellow passenger on the liner Santa Inez Tuesday as being very willing to discuss the Lind bergh case with Gov Harold G Hoffman of New Jersey in Dr Condons own Bronx home Jafsie himself declined to make any comment whatever on the last month efforts of Bruno Richard Hauptmann to escape execution for I the kidnapmurder of the Lindbergh baby 1 But the Rev Henry Beets direc tor of the Presbyterian missions in South America with headquarters at Valparaiso Chile quoted him as having said Glad to Receive Him I will be very glad to receive Gov Hoffman at my home in the Bronx which should be a very love ly place now that spring is here and give him a good dinner and talk with him over the cigars as long as he pleases but I dont see any reason why I should go to New The gray haired educator closet union nor France have any claims j above the state tn German territory and that they I are not striving to change the fron tier of Germany but its terribly inconvenient for the Analyzing the sum total of Mr average small taxpayer to stand in line indefinitely for such he generally takes the chance of pre paring his return unassisted This club affair was rather social the members liked it Insufficient Expemptions It was a bright idea but in one respect defective the expert did not make his appearance until half or he i I of J Hitlers proposals I come to the conclusion that they not only would represent no compensation for the harm done to the organization of peace by condoning his breach of international treaties but would themselves strike a blow at the or ganization of peace and at the league of Condemn Treaty Breach Flood danger at least for the time being is the weather man said rain is not ex pected to be hPi had filed their h alreadv He pledged soviet Russia to asso ciate with those embers of tneir return h counci Who register in their suggested that their copies be dccjsivc manner6thcir indigna tted to him and many were tjon R of international in most cases it immediate y ati who condemn it apparent that the authors of the re upport effective j tavahlo turns hart overstated their taxable liabilities they had not taken ad vantage of legal exemptions deteri orations et cetera Small Taxpayer Hit And these press club folk are tol erably sophisticated if theyre baf fled by an income tax blank any bodv may be Yet theyre very small payers mostly The impression I get is that the small payer is perhaps not more honest but more reliable than the big one Possibly he would like to dodge but hes afraid to it isnt worth his while either The big one has legal advice and it is worth his while also Ding on Park Board measures to avert similar infringe ments in the Formally Hitlnr accepted the councils invitation to fit down and urors delected for Tommy Touhy Trial MINNEAPOLIS jury of 10 men and two women were se lected to try Tommy Touhy on charges of robbing government mails of in federal court Tuesday Touhy is the last of the Touhy gang which ranged Chicago during the prohibition years 221 Known Dead in Chinese Theater Fire TIENTSIN China least ponder the international crisis pre 22J ons died Tucsday night in DES MOINES i Lewis appointed Dwight J N Darling newspaper cartoonist and former forced Locarno tteaty with Ger chief of the biological survey to the thp Des Moincs park board Locarno part and for the second time within a year flew in the face of the Versailles treaty by sending troops into the demilitarized Rhine land The initial parley will be held Thursday But Germany emphasized she still did not dissociate acceptance of the invitation and discussion in due time of Hitlers proposals for rew treaties to safeguard the peace of western Europe Suggest Reinforced Part An unconfirmed report said Great Britain had tried to obtain a rapprochmont between Germany and France hy suggesting a rein a theater fire at Tuliuchen Most of the victims perished in a panic stricken jam at the exits Many with their clothes on fire jumped into an adjacent creek and were drowned of thecollege to succeed him The board also elected Hughes president emeritus of the college Hughes submitted his resignation in a letter written in England where he now is vacationing on a six months leave of absence grant ed him by the board last October because of impaired health Plans Not Certain When I was given a six months he wrote my plans were uncertain Since then I have more fullv realized how lieavily the re sponsibility of directing the college has weighed upon me It now seems best for me per sonally as well as for the best in terests of the college that I surren der into other hands this responsi bility which I have endeavored to carry since Asking the board to make the res ignation effective at its pleasure Hughes said At the same time I hope the board will see fit to permit me to continue in the service of the col lege in a lessburdensome position where I can devote my time to working with the Commends Cooperation His letter also commended the to amplify earlier statements of no made when he and his daughter Hack er were met on the ship by news papermen Aboard ship Dr Condon parried questions about the Lindbergh case See Solution of Holdup NEW YORK early morning raid on an upper west side apartment in which police ar rested seven men and three women Tuesday and confiscated a minia ture arsenal may result in a solu tion police believe of the holdup two years ago of an armored pay truck Police said that William OBrien 25 one of the prisoners was want ed in connection with tbe baffling Brooklyn robbery His fingerprints officers said checked with those on a wanted card at police headquar ters In addition to the holdup in Brooklyn police said the arrests may solve a number of out of town bank robberies Fifth avenue jewel robberies and numerous highjacking of trucks loaded with silks and other merchandise Rifles and Shotguns Besides repeating rifles sawed off shotguns and pistols police found thousands of rounds of am munition a supply of gun cotton a set of new Georgia license plates and a short wave radio transmitter Among tnose arrested was a man booked as Joseph Heel 22 of New ark N J Eyewitnesses to the spectacular Brooklyn armored car holdup agreed on the pictures of three un identified men in the rogues gallery as having been members of the gang of 12 that staged the daylight holdup with machine like precision Seemed to Disappear seemedtodisappear af ter fleeing from under the guns of the armored car guards A wide spread search throughout tbe east failed to turn up any substantial clews Found Not Guilty HAROLD M COOPER Police did not disclose today if HAVE TO MODIFY AAAPROPOSALS I Income Tax Collections of First 16 Days Ahead of Year Ago AAA STORY ON PAGE 2 WASHINGTON Secretary Wallace Tuesday warned the na tions farmers that necessity for de veloping a national program prob ably will cause the AAA to modify or reject some of the recommenda tions made at four regional ences held during the last two weeks At theseconferences farmers drafted recommendations for admin istration of the soil conservation program Our task Wallace said is to fit regional recommendations in to a national program giving neces sary consideration to the total amount of money available for the program this year and to the objec tives set forth in the new law In escr s with pleasantries about his trip and i wuuui a hers health labore was one the ree as a doing this some of the regional a FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness jjth rising temperature Tuesday night Wednesday cloudy and un settled possibly rain in west and north portions somewhat warmer in east and south portions MINNESOTA Snow probable Tuesday night and Wednesday rising temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tucsday morning Maximum Monday 40 Above Minimum in Night 23 Above At 8 A M Tuesday 26 Above many participating under the framework of the league Nevertheless the basic position I of thp refuse to bar ter on the Hitler peace proposal until German troops have been unchanged Foreign Minister PierreEtienne Flandin of France paid a courtesy call on King Edward VIII and French sources said he had made a last appeal to Britain to live up to her obligations under the Lo carno pact Roar Their Approval Monday t night in FrankfortOn Main the reichsfuehrer asked his audience do you want to bury the hatchet with Fifteen thousand persons roared their ap proval To consider another dispute tbe undeclared war between Italy and Ethiopia the councils committee of 13 was called to meet Wednesday in London It will go over the replies of the two countries to the league appeal for a cessation of Venizelos Condition Declared Serious PARIS condition of Eleutherios Venizeloa 72 former premier of Greece suffering a re lapse from an attack of grippe turned suddenly worse Tuesday his physicians said Physicians announced His con dition is very 100 Believed Dead in Blaze on Ships HONGKONG least a hun dred persons were believed to have perished Tuesday when four crowd ed Chinese passenger boats being towed upstream from Kongmoon on a small river emptying into the South China sea caught fire near Shiuhing m East Africa Ethiopia accepted the proposal flatly Italy in princi ple In the far east oil was poured on waters troubled by SovietJapanese relations The Soviet government advised Japan it would agree to re demarcation of the RussianMan choukuoan border south of Lake Khanka provided Japan consented to settle the ManchoukuoanOuter Mongolia border disputes board highly for the cooperation and support extended me while pres ident of the Hughes became president of Iowa State in 1927 coming here from Miami university in Ohio where he served as president He succeeded R M pierson who had president of Maryland university Mrs Hughes died several years ago The board granted the six months leave at Hughes request last fall and named Dean Friley vice president to administer the college while President Hughea was absent The new president emeri tus went to The board directed that Hughes will perform such duties as presi dent emeritus as President Friley may delegate to The new president was graduated from Sam Houston Teachers college at Houston Texas in 1905 and from Texas agricultural and mechanical arts college in 1912 He served Texas A M 12 years as registrar and from 1924 to 1932 when he came to Iowa State hewas dean of the A schools of arts and sciences He received a masters degreo from Columbia in1923 and a doctor of laws degree from Simmons university in 1921 Centerville Grants 25 Year Franchise to Utility Company CENTERVILLE a spe cial election here Monday a new 25 year franchise was voted for the Iowa Southern Utilities company for and 134 vote of 15 to 1 in the headquarters city of this company operating in 25 south ern Iowa counties The vote was particularly heavy for this city In presidential elections only a few more than votes are cast the state of his daughters health I believe the rest has been bene ficial to my daughter although her j health has not improved as rapidly as I had he said Demands Examination Jasies return came only 24 hours after C Lloyd Fisher Haupt mann counsel announced he would demand a rigorous examination of the Bronx school teacher in the hope it might provide a clew tonew evi dence the last chance in saving Hauptmanns life Hauptmann is scheduled to die the week of March 30 Condons return presaged swift developments in the case Gov Harold G Hoffman who has said Condon should clear up state ments made since the trial was ex pected to write him either Tuesday or Wednesday inviting him to come to the state house for examination What course Fisher might fol low should Condon refuse to com ply voluntarily was not known Time Up to Condon The authoritative source who dis closed the governors intention said the time of the questioning would be left to Dr Condons convenience Under the governors plan Atty Gen David T Wilentz who headed the prosecution at Flemington and Prosecutor Anthony M Hauck of Hunterdon would be present The governor who became active ly interested in the case last fall conferred at length Monday with Wilentz after the attorney general had talked the case over with Hauck and Col H Norman Schwarzkopf head of the state police On March 12 the governors 90 day legal reprieve powers expired Should there be anything to warrant a new stay of execution the gov ernor said he will suggest that Wil entz and Hauck and Fisher go be fore Justice Trenchard and ask for a new trial and a judicial reprieve Fishing Regulations for 1936 Announced by State Commission DES MOINES state conservation commission announced Tuesday fishing regulations for the 1936 season which leave opening dates the same as year except for trout which has been set back to April 15 out by eyewitnesses two years The gang was caught today com pletely by surprise and were ar rested without a shot being fired Another Reason Not to Use Toothpicks operated on H J Dean and removed a toothpick from his appendix They said the toothpick also punctured his liver ON THE INSIDE CHARLES E COUGHIIN Original Shrine of Little Flower Burns ON PAGE 2 GlobeGazette Joins All State Cage Vote ON PAGE 9 Opposes Emmetsburg Incumbent Fifth Time ON PAGE 18 Mason City Cooking School Classes Open PICTURES ON PAGE 4 STORY ON PAGE 6 Vigilantes Figure in Early Iowa History ON PAGE 13 Mrs Elizabeth Meurs Asks Damages ON PAGE 14 proposals will doubtless be modified and some might have to be rejected for this year at Details Not Ready Wallace said flatly that complete details of the new program cannot be announced until congress passes the necessary appropriations President Roosevelt meanwhile summoned congressional leaders to the white house for a conference on next years relief appropriation The federal communciations com mission reported to the senate that it had worked with the Black lob by committee in procuring copies of telegrams in order to procure in formation information regarding the forgery or destruction of messages Citing that the Black committee had developed evidence of forgery and destruction of telegrams the commission said we considered it our duty to make a thorough in Income Taxes Gain Income tax collections of for the first 16 days of March representing a gain of per cent over the corresponding per iod last year were reported by the treasury These receipts which included first installments on 1935 incomes boosted the total of income tax col lections for the year to or per cent greater than last year Virtually all collection districts in preliminary telegraphic reports to the treasury announced gains over last year A T and T Head Heard Walter S Gifford A T and T HELDNOTGUILTY OF IOWA LIQUOR LAW VIOLATION Case Remanded by State Supreme Court for Dismissal DBS MOINES Iowa su preme court Tuesday reversed the Linn county district court convic tion of Harold M Cooper on a charge of violating the state liquor control act while state liquor com mission chairman The court in ruling Cooper did not violate the act remanded the case to the district court for pro ceedings in accordance with its B W Garrett supreme court clerk said that when the supreme court holds there has been no vio lation of the law the usual proce dure is for the district court to dis miss the action Up to Lower Court Justice J M Parsons explained that while the supreme court did not issue definite instructions to dismiss it is up to the lower court to take acion in compliance with the supreme court The higher courts decision was by a 7 to 1 margin Justices Done gan Albert Mitchell parsons An derson and Stiger concurring in a majority finding written by Justice Richards Justice Hamilton dis sented Cooper Marshall town resident who resigned from the liquor com mission chairmanship after his court trial was convicted in the lower court of violating the state liquor law by knowingly permittingj roy Farmer canning company oper ator to possess liquor illegally Cooper Fined Cooper was fined and the case was taken under advisement by the court on appeal Nov 21 1935 The indictment did not charge the defendant Cooper with any of fense in that Farmer had no connec tion with the liquor the supreme courts majority opin ion said The court held that whereaa Cooper was indicted for permitting Farmer to possess illegal liquor the law under which the indictment was returned provides a penalty only for permitting members offi cials or employes of the commis sion to violate the act The opinion reprinted section 85 of the liquor control actwhich provided a penalty for a member or employe of the commission who shall knowingly or wilfully violate the act or aid assist or permit any such Shakespeare Is Quoted Much of the opinion centered about a definition of the word such and at one point the opinion cited a Shakespearean quotation let no such man be The justices concurring in the opinion used Websters dictionary to define the word agreeing with Coopers attorneys that the words such violation must refer to what precedes in the act and there is no other violation mentioned to which they can Coopers attorneys also argued if the statute had intended to maka it a crime for a member of the com mission to permit a violation by any and everyone in the state of Iowa outside the commission then it could and should plainly so state No Enforcement Duty The statute at no place placed president testified before the comj fe of aw enforcement upon munications commission that his tbe commission company was the largest private enterprise in the world and that it enjoyed a virtual monopoly A on the war department appropriation bill ap proached in the senate Senator Fletcher was fighting to restore a deleted appropriation of for the ship canal and three other projects all of which have been started with WPA funds Vandenberg Leads Fight Senator Vandenberg led the fight against the canal on the grounds it is economically un sound while Fletcher held the work was justified Green was the favorite color in congress in honor of St Patrick The day had an added significance for President Roosevelt who was to celebrate his thirtyfirst wedding anniversary with a dinner Tuesday night Controversy involving relief con tinued Senator Holt W who planned to make another speech attacking Administrator Harry L Hopkins said his aim was a nationwide investigation into charges of politics in relief Prosecutors contended in their ar gument before the high court that the language or the statute indi cates that it was intended to pro hibit the permission by the commis sion or any of its members of tions of the liquor control act by any person The entire liquor control statute taken as a whole indicates that such violation as used in section 85 means a violation by any they contended One Purpose The court held that the legislature in enacting the section under which Cooper was convicted had but one purpose to make provision to in sure proper performance of essential administrative by commis sion members and employes in their official capacities The opinion said that in another section the legislature made provi sion for enforcement by charging1 county attorneys sheriffs police and marshals of the entire state with the responsibility Specifically the supreme court construed section S5 KS forbidding those in authority to knowingly per mit violations by inferior officers ;