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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 18, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME UOM E R I S MEM ft JU f r T OF I I M F I THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 181935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 134 Kvale Heads Latest Bloc Minnesotan in 4th Term Is Farmer Labor Dean By HERBERT PLTOIMER ASHINGTON March 18 A 39 year old r e p r e s entative from Minnesota who succeeded to his fathers seat in the house af ter serving as his private secretary for years is a moving factor in the latest liberal bloc to be organ ized on capitol hill He is John Paul Kvale dean of the farmer labor delegation in the house and responsible for that recently formed group of some 35 represen tatives jokingly described by stand patters as The Mavericks They have been so dubbed be cause Representative Maverick of Texas is one of their Young Kvale a tall handsome Scandinavian serving his fourth term in congress has been chafing for a long time at the way things are being done oncapitol hill A de voted follower of Fiorello LaGuar dia now mayor of New York when he was a member of the house Kvale prides himself on his inde pendence LaOuardia Heir Aside from a short while follow ASKED TO BOOST BID ON LIQUOR Ohio Governor Charges Criminal Libel FILES WARRANT FOR ARREST OF HARRY HOPKINS Accused of Corruptioi in Administration of Relief in State ing the capture of control of the house by democrats in 1930 when it appeared possible his vote might determine which party ultimately would organize that body Kvales place in the national limelight has been more or less obscure Since he has been in congress he has been content to sit on the side lines attend sessions of the house faithfully and occasionally speak his mind on matters at hand For years he has been a member of a select group of independents who were in the habit of meeting V periodically in some office or com v mltteejoom wound the ctpitol and jji little group although there were no officers Gossip has it that it was here much of the plan of attack waged by LaGuardia and other house liberals against the sales tax the seventyfirst congress was prepared Kvale apparently has fallen heir to the role once played by LaGuar dia Their Program At least it was at his call that some 35 democratic republican farmerlaborite and progressive members of the house met to form ulate a legislative program of their own Their major objectives include shorter hours for labor higher in come taxes government ownership of natural resources industries fed eral control of bank credit guaran tee of farm profits removal of tax exemptions and repeal of house gag rules While some of their colleagues may laugh and joke at The Mav ericks the more seriousminded politicians and house leaders do not regard the move so lightly A bloc of 35 always must be reck oned with in a legislative body such as the house of representatives Proper and timely manipulation of such a number of votes can cause trouble for the leadership at almost any time Brothers Have First Meeting in 44 Years FORT DODGE March 18 G A Bautz of Fort Dodge Arthur Bautz of New Ulm Minn and Gus tav Frederick Bautz of Bremen Germany were reunited for the first timein 44years when they gathered here today to mark the birthday anniversaries of the Fort Dodge host and Gustav retired Bremen policechief COLUMBUS Onto March 18 Iff Martin L Davey facin possible impeachment because charges of Federal Relief Adminis trator Harry L Hopkins that h had incontrovertible evidence o political corruption in the adminis tration of relief in Ohio filed warrant charging criminal libe against Hopkins today The startling developments cam two days after President Roose velt directed Hopkins to assum entire control of the administra tion of federal government a month relief bill in Ohio Come to Ohio if you dare ani show that you are a man or turn and run like a coward and confes your contemptible character Dav ey said in concluding a 700 word telegram to Hopkins Warrant Sworn Out The warrant for criminal libe was sworn out in the municipa court at Newark Ohio at 9 a m A few minutes later Governor Davey made public his bristling tel egram to Hopkins It follows Irealize that you cannot be ex traditeoyjfor this offense but cfiaiienge yoii come WdTjibrsi mit to arrest and try this case in open court If you fail or refuse to do so you wilf be guilty of the low est form of cowardice by hitting below the belt and running You have done me a grave and unforgiv able wrong and if you have any 01 the instincts of manhood you will permit this wrong to be righted Still in Business Please remember that I am still in business and that my reputation lor integrity before the American people is priceless in connection with this business from which my living is made You insinuated some wrongful acts on the part of some one connected with the democratic state committee of Ohio You did not name the person or persons nor do you disclose what the alleged acts were If you have evidence of wrong doing against anyone connected with the democratic committee of the Ohio relief setup you will be guilty of inexcusable culpability if you fail to prosecute to the limit What right have you to connect my name with these alleged wrongful acts which you have done by in ference when your own letters show that I had no connection with these unnamed sins The federal government is press ing its charges of a corrupt alliance between politics and relief in Ohio while Gov Davey faces a threat of impeachment action Incontrovertible Evidence Hopkins has dispatched to Attor ney General John W Bricker what he called incontrovertible evidence that business firms seeking relief contracts were shaken down for Turn to Pane 2 Column 1 FORECAST IOWA Cloudy with showers In the east and south portions Monday night and probably in the southeast Tuesday morning Warmer in the east and south sections Monday night and cold er in the northwest Tuesday MINNESOTA Cloudy Mon day night and Tuesday some what colder in northwest por tion Monday night and in extreme east portions Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 35 Minimu min Night 25 At 8 A M Monday 33 Weather figures for 24 hour pe riod ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday fio Minimum in Night 5 At 8 A M Sunday 23 MOST OF STATE WILL HAVE RAIN Showei3 to Accompany Rise in Temperatures Says Bureau Forecast MOINES March 18 Warmer weather will be accompan ied by showers in most of Iowa to night and tomorrow morning the weather bureau forecast today While the state generally will be cloudy today the east and south portions will have warmer weather and showers tonight Showers also probably will prevail in the south east tomorrow morning The only falling temperature to morrow is forecast for the north west section where It will be 25 de grees above zero In the northeast the temperature will be 30 south east 40 and southwest 30 In DCS Moines it will be about 35 Eastern Iowa was the coldest and the western section was the warm est yesterday with the temperature 28 degrees above zero at Dubuque and 50 at Council Bluffs and Oma ha No precipitation was reported U S Takes Over Ohio Relief Asserting he possessed incontrovertible evidence of a shake flown of men and business firms who sold goods to the Ohio relief administration Harry L Hopkins federal relief administrator ap pointed Charles C Stillman left as state relief director and deprived Gov Martin L Davey right of any voice in the Ohio relief setup Associated Press Germans Ready to Talk With British as Planned London Note Plan to Conscript Reich Copyright by The Asoclxcwl Fms BERLIN March 18 itantin von Neurath Germanys oreign minister told Sir Eric British ambassador to ight in answer to a British note hat the Germans were ready to iscuss armaments with the British s originally planned The new army system announced aturday by Reichsfuhrer Hitler as regarded here as already in op ration and former Crown Prince riedrich Wilhelm in a written tatement praised Hitler for his ac lon Authoritative sources said the onscription of soldiers would begin t once British Note Protests The British note protested against the formation of a conscript army calculated seriously to increase the uneasiness of Europe The note delivered in Berlin by ir Eric Phipps British ambassa or expressed the British govern ments regret at Germanys action The note said His majestys government feels ound to convey to the German overnment their protest against ie announcement made by the itter March 16 of a decision to dopt conscription and to increase he peace basis of the Germais rmy to 36 divisions To Increase Uneasiness Following upon the announce ent of a German air force sucn declaration is a further example f unilateral action which apart om the issue of principle is calcu ted seriously to increase the un asiness of Europe Conscripted military service is jgarded as already in existence Details probably will be an ounced in the official Reichsan eiger this week calling the military ass of entering their wentyfirst the colors for years training Technical aspects of the rearma ent program soon to be considered the reichswehr ministry include construction of submarines erial bombers and naval craft for dden by the Versailles treaty Some question exists as to the estiny of the storm troops and schutz staffel picked nazi guards veterans organizations with the in auguration of compulsory military training Storm Troops Outmoded Although many nazis think the storm troops now are outmoded some hold the view the schutz staf fel should be developed into an in ternal army for police duty in war and that maintenance of the veter ans organizations should be encour aged as a preparedness asset Newspapers meanwhile gave nearly all their space to accounts of the demonstrations which greeted the rearmament announcement and the foreign reactions The carefully expurgated dis patches from foreign capitals gave Tarn to X Column 3 IN CHURCH ROW Nazis Wonder Whether Thej Dare to Try Hundreds of Pastors BERLIN March 18 show down appeared imminent today ir the bitter Protestant church strife as nazi authorities pondered wheth er they dared to force court trials for the hundreds of oppositionisi pastors rounded up in sensationa weekend arrests Some 1000 clergymen it was es timated were either arrested in Prussia and Saxony or ordered nol to leave their parish houses with out police permission Approximately 700 were known uo have been caught up in the nazi net because they defied the secrel police by reading the violent anti nazi manifesto issued by the con fessional synod a week ago Under House Arrest Some of the more militant pas tors among them the Rev Martin Niemoller of Dahlem were actually detained at police headquarters The majority however was placed merely under house The big question in church cir cles today was whether the nazis would venture to risk impelling the controversy into a more violent phase by sentencing the opposition ist pastors who were taken into custody The Rev Mr Niemoeller a lead er in the confessional synod which has stubbornly opposed the nazi program for unification of the Ger man Protestant churches was tak en to AlexanderPlatz police head quarters late at night Six Others Arrested At least six other Berlin pastors were taken to the same headquar ters after breaking their house arrest Many villagers found themselves without church services on the Sabbath as their pastors were taken to the nearest larger community Catholics and Masons also were affected by the nazi campaign Se cret police searched the Convent of the Good Shepherd a large insti tution in the north part of Berlin and arrested the mother superior and her assistant No reason for the action was given Negro Implicated in Des Moines Slaying DES MOINES March 18 Police said Carroll V Chance Sarker Omaha Negro in a hospital here with bullet wounds in his ab domen today had been implicated y tbe statement of Leroy Eubank 6 Negro in the slaying of Police Capt S T Howard shot March 2 by bandit pair who robbed a cafe COMMITTEE OF CITIZENS AGAIN SEEKS SOLUTION Relief Wage Dispute I Declared Strictly Local Matter With the wage scale dispute re ferred back to Cerro Gordo county as a strictly local matter the cit izens committee again went into action Monday morning in another attempt to bring about a settlement of the strike which has existed among relief workers since March 1 The committee held conferences with labor leaders including rep resentatives of the unemployed council and relief administration officers Monday morning Flan Mass Meeting Meanwhile commitees of the re lief workers organization were con tacting the heads of 21 American Federation of Labor unions in the city inviting them to be present at a mass meeting to be held Mon day evening at oclock at 226 South Federal avenue to consider calling a general strike in support of the unemployed council Relief workers representatives carrying out the instructions givei at a meeting held Sunday afternoon were also making efforts to enlist the aid of relief workers in sur rounding counties To Ask Aid WhileSaturday nights meeting of over to 6pendlscuraionvolt this situation with definite action deferred untilthe return of the delegation which was sent to Des Moines in an effort to make an appeal to state officials Sundays session was devoted to the selection of committees to seek sup port from labor organizations and fellow relief workers This was carried out after the re ports of Abe Butler and H C Pe Lers the unemployed council repre sentatives who returned to Mason City while the Sunday afternoon meeting was in session The delega tion also included Glenn Wood ward member of the state federa tion board and labor representative on the local grievance committee and George Johnson business agent of the butcher workmens union Confer With Michel At Des Moines the Mason City labor delegates conferred with A E Michel state relief engineer and others Mr Michel informed them that inasmuch as the revised wage scale was formulated and certified jy the county wage rate commit ee it became a strictly local mat ter The appeal to the state was from wage cut of 50 to 35 cents an hour and a subsequent attempt to raise the rate to 40 cents an hour which the labor memoer of the wage committee blocked The strikers grievances had jreviously been held without merit by tbe Mason City grievance committee by a two to one vote Mr Woodward dissenting DEFEAT PROPOSAL TO USE ROAD FUNDS FOR TOLL FREE BRIDGES DBS MOINES March 18 T fight of Iowa river cities to obtain a share of primary road money for the establish ment of toll free interstate bridges went down to defeat to day when the Iowa house voted 29 to 71 against the interstate bridge bill Opposition was marshalled from inland counties whose rep resentatives spoke strongly against the plan as a means for setting up special privilege for only a small percentage of the population They also declared the proposal as establishing a precedent for raids against the primary road money for other purposes Representative J p Hansen R of Mitchell and Representa tive John W Moore Dl of Woodbury added an amendment which would have required that tolls over a 30 year period be used to refund any state highway commission money advanced to ward toll bridge purchases The amendment was adopted in an effort to pacify the bloc oppos ing diversion of primary funds Denies Work and Relief Act Would Endanger Credit Hayden Opens Senate Figh Against Attempts to Slash Bill 30 Former Officers m Greek Army Taken Before Court Martial ATHENS March 18 ormer Greek army officers tripped of their swords and side irms were brought before the mili ary court today for court martial n charge of participation in rebel ion The prisoners were conveyed to lie court in ordinary police wagons nto which they were herded from heir cells in jails on the outskirts f Athens The court was expected to sit iroughout the day and possibly re urn its verdicts by midnight Spencer Man Held at Waterloo After Hotel Disturbance WATERLOO March 18 UEV German Boyd 23 Spencer was ar ested here early today for investi ation when scout car police found rn taking Andy Ryan night clerk a hotel for a walk Ryan said oyd created a disturbance at the otel threatened him with his hand i his coat pocket and forced him to leave his post at the hotel Boyd said he was a federal agent watch ing for dope peddlers Ryan told police WASHINGTON March 18 Fighting a determined conservativi attempt to slash from the administration workrelief bill Senator Hayden D Ariz denied in the senate to day that the measure would endan ger the nations credit and asserted the best time to levy taxes to pay the bill would be when prosperity returns The relief bill with the prevail ing wage issue compromised ap proached the final ballot on passage with administration leaders confi dent of success Efforts to slash the big fund by aalf offered the most serious hreat remaining but President Roosevelts friends believed the drive would fail Slash Drive Opens The drive to cut down the relief ill opened in the senate with the ntroduction of an amendment by Senator Adams D Colo to cut the works fund in half but leave the 5880000000 for direct relief undisturbed The amendment also would make he life of the act one year from June 30 next instead of two years Adams offered the proposal after the senate had approved without de bate an amendment by Chairman Glass of the appropriations com mittee in charge of the bill to ex tend the life of the public works administration for two years from next June 30 Plan Bonus Vote The house meanwhile laid plans for a ballot on the cash bonus issue a step opposed as strongly by the white house as were efforts to rewrite the relief meas ure The leadership decided to allow 11 hours of debate and to permit votes on all forms of cash payment including the Patman cur rency expansion plan Debate will start Tuesday Other capital developments were Harry L Hopkins had no imme diate comment in his controversy with Gov Martin L Davey over the Ohio relief fund situation Describing the German armament situation as threatening and very serious Chairman Pittman of the senate foreign relations committee advised that the United States should postpone all steps touching on Europe both economic and polit ical Approve Black Bill The senate judiciary committee approved the Black 30 hour work week bill but leaders could give no idea as to when it might be acted upon by the senate Extension of NRA was recom mended to the senate finance com mittee by S Clay Williams chair man of the recovery board with an assertion that it had made a def inite contribution to recovery Edwin Smith member of the la bor relations board termed the company union a broken reed in accomplishing labors NRA guar antees of collective bargaining He testified before the senate labor committe 18 Page Brief Response of Liquor Chief Cooper Ouster Action Deferred by State Executive Body DES MOINES March 18 Harold M Cooper chairman of the Iowa state liquor control commis sion today submitted an 18 page brief in response to an order by the state executive council to show cause why he should not be removet from office and the council deferree action until the brief can be stud ied by Assistant Attorney Genera Walter Maley Maley said his examination of tht brief would require a day and a half or two days He will then make his report to the executive council to which he has been acting as lega adviser in the Cooper case Cooper accompanied by two at torneys H C Cartwright of Mar shalltown and T E Diamond of Sheldon remained in the councils room during the entire executive session of more than two hours Recently Convicted Cooper recently was convicted in Cedar Rapids on a charge of vio lating the state liquor control law by knowingly permitting J Leroy Farmer to possess illegal liquor The charge grew out of a raid on Farm ers canning plant where a quan tity of liquor and 200 state liquor seals were found Governor Herring asked Cooper to resign following the conviction but Cooper refused to do so Coopers brief prepared byhis at torneys set forth the section of the Iowa code under which the council ouster action was brought and con tended it was necessary that a will ful violation of the law be proved In his trial at Cedar Rapids Cooper contended he had made an tioneal mistake m the Farmer patter May Be Removed The section on the law referred to provides that any appointive state officer may be removed by a majority vote of tbe council for some 10 causes including habitual or willful neglect of duty It is difficult to determine under which of the above sections the ex ecutive council intends to proceed u that it is hard to determine how hooper could have been guilty of any of the matters set forth the brief declared Under the authorities it is nec essary to establish a bad intent and urpose and corrupt motives on the art of Cooper It is assumed that he council will proceed on the the ory that Cooper is guilty of willful Turn to 1aje 2 Column 2 PLAN REJECTED BY ROOSEVELT Wove Begun in Congress to Put Off Part of Social Security Program WASHINGTON March 18 V move incongress to cast part of he administrations social security lan aside until the next session Drought assertions from informed murces on capitol hill today that such a suggestion already had been urned down by the president Congressmen who declined to be quoted by name said Mr Roosevelt had been insistent that the social lecurity bill should include unem ployment insurance and aid to de jendent mothers and children along with old age pensions and an nuities The comment resulted from the ctivity of Representative Isabella Sreenway a close friend f the Roosevelts She had obtained nough signatures on a petition to orce a democratic caucus on the uestion of lifting old age pensions ut of the security bill and enact ng them as a separate measure The attitude of some of the 25 vho signed that petition was that more study should be given ther things in the broad plan and bat this was no time to levy taxes n payrolls and earnings for con ributory old age pensions and for nemployment insurance Some thers contended it might be months efore the whole plan was approved hile the need for old age pension aws was immediate Two months ago the house ways nd means committee started its tudy of the plan suggested by the resident After the hearingswere ver some committeemen expressed he feeling that everything but old ge pensions should be scrapped for e time being That question congressmen said as put up to the president in two house conferences Both mes they reported he refused to pprove such a chance it TRUCKER URGED TOPUTMONEYIN KITTY CLAIM Second Witness Denies Talking to Herring About Mulock DES MOINES March 18 Given Chase president of the Chase Investment company of Des Moines testified at the afternoon session of the legislative committee investigat ing the state liquor commission that he had talked with Gov Clyde L Herring on behalf of H C Reppert who was at that time seeking a con tract to haul state liquor Chase said the governor told him he was not personally handling the matter of the trucking contract but he would look into it Chase denied he ever had dis cussed with Governor Herring any thing related to asserted recom mendations by E H Mulock Iowa relief director regarding the truck ing contract Asked Higher Bid A morning witness had testified an unsuccessful attempt was made HERRING DENIES IT DES MOINES March 18 one ever came to see me about Repperts contract and I never heard of this man John son Gov Clyde L Herring said today All that stuff is just silly talk the governor said after being informed of Johnsons tes timony concerning a contact assertedly made on bthalf of a C Reppert of the tall the Hqu contract From what I hear Johnsons testimony is all hearsay and sec ond hand the governor contin ued I dont see what the fel lows tbink theyre doing in get ting that sort of evidence to induce Reppert to raise his liquor hauling bid 4 cents a case and put tbe difference into a kitty The witness was Nova L Johnson of Des Moines salesman who as sisted Reppert president of the Re air Merchants Delivery of Des Vtoines in efforts to get the con tact for hauling liquor from the commissions central warehouse to ie retail state stores Johnson later told the committee reluctantly a contact man for Repperts company had discussed the contract with Governor Herring and was told by the chief executive he White Line transfer company of Des Moines was to get the con tract because Hub Mulock recom Tum Pane 2 Column 3 ant Find Woman to Pay Her DAVENPORT March 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