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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 22, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE By so Has Plugged on Bats Nearly 1000 as Senate Stalls on Measures By HEKBEBT PUB1MER ASHINGTON March 22 When the story a of the first months of the s e v e ntyfourth congress is writ ten therell prob ably be pages devoted to the activities of members of the house They have done yeoman work Consider what the house has done while the senate has been so h o p e 1 e s sly tangled with the world court protocols work The house has plugged steadily on Its legislative batting average is near 1000 The major appropria tion bills are out of the way And thats true despite the fact that Speaker Byrns and his aides have given members ample opportunity to strike out the last parliamentary vehicle for letting off steam Five Minute Men Members of the house are not so privileged as their confreres at the other side of the capital Striking out the last word mere ly entitles them to speak five min MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 22 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OB TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 138 HOUSE PASSES BONUS 318 TO 90 Claims Liquor Commission Halted Prosecution utes In the senate striking out the last word is unknown A senator can speak five minutes if he chooses five hours if he has the physical endurance Forgetting for the moment gag rules in the house which member themselves admit though some expedite the business at hand the followingis true at the moment The senate hardly has considered the appropriation bills One has i come war andjt 4ookdaystq get it passed Jjlllin The greater part of the time when the war department appro priation was the business before the senate Louisianas kingfish and Robinson of Arkansas the democratic leader were at each others throats Doc Copeland of New York charged with the duty of keeping the business of the sen ate before the senate gave up in despair After days of this sort of thing the war department got its money There are however five or six more major appropriation bills to pass in review the senate Each limited debate Rule Reform All of which has given rise to speculation as to whether thesen ate will on its own volition at tempt a reformation of its rules regarding debate Charles Dawes as vice president and president of the senate suggested such a re form when he picked up the gavel for the first time The razzing he i received is history There is however a move afoot inaugurated by Carter Glass of j Virginia which may be significant The Virginian as jealous of the prerogatives of senators as any of his colleagues is carrying around in his pocket a resolution requiring senators during the consideration of an appropriation bill to talk to the subject He claims sympathy for his cause French Storekeepers in Riot Against Taxes PARIS March 22 persons were injured and 37 ar rested today when storekeepers pro testing against taxes fought with police in front of the senate LEGAL ADVISER SOUGHT TO POSH HAMMOND CASE Declares Omaha Banker Lieut Gov Kraschel Approached Him By ROY P PORTER Associated Press Staff Writer DBS MOINES March 22 The Iowa liquor conlrol commission mlted legal proceedings against the lammond Liquor company of Coun cil Bluffs over the vigorous objec ions of the commissions legal ad iser Leslie E Francis testified today before the legislative investi gating committee The commission instructed Fran cis the legal adviser to withdraw from the proceedings against Charles W Hammond and his com pany after the commissions en forcement division had seized 550 cases of assorted liquor in August 1934 the witness said Murphy and Kraschel Francis named two persons who assertedly interceded to prevent prosecution against the concern on the grounds of possession of liquor for illegal sale He said Tom Mur phy an Omaha banker with the United States National bank and Lieut Gov Nelson Kraschel sought to persuade him to drop the action He refused to be guided by their statements regardingthe good char acter of Hammond and only with drew the upon specific instruc tion frdm the commission on Sept 26 he declared The commission on the same date approved a letter to Hammond reinstating his wholesale distribu tors license and the seized liquor was subsequently returned to Ham mond he said Traces Case History The legal adviser traced the his tory of the Hammond case from its inception and declared he carried out only 50 per cent of the com missions official order to him when lie withdrew the case He said he told the commission he could not recommend dismissal of the charge against the Hammond company and hat he did not recommend such ac tion to the Council Bluffs municipal court The recommendation which re sulted in the dismissal came he said he learned from Harold M coper liquor commission chair man Francis testimony was interrupt ed at the start by a brief argument jetween the witness and Senator M Geske committee chairman Geske objected to the witness method of answering questions and told him rankly Dispute With Chairman Youre not going to run this committee I dont give a damn what you think Ill answer all questions Fran cis replied but I want it under stood that Im also appearing as my own attorney Builds Army Gen Werner von Blomberg defense minister under Adolf Hitler has been assigned the task of framing the conscrip tion measure to make Hitlers decree recreating a German army effective Associated Press World Seeks The case against the Hammond company against was one of the four wholesale distributors FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and colder Friday night Saturday generally fair and somewhat colder in east and central por tions MINNESOTA Partly cloudy and colder possibly rain or snow in northeast portion Fri day night Saturday generally fair colder in southeast por tion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 62 Minimum In Night 37 At 8 A M Friday 4fi Rainfall 75 A chief value of the little rain that fell locally rarly Friday morn ing lay in providing insurance against dust ai least for the time being Turn io Pace 2 Column 3 TRAGEOFDUST AT DAVENPORT Most of Rest of State Is Cloudy SlightlyColder Is Forecast DE3 MOINES March 22 A trace of Wednesdays dust storm throughout most of Iowa was left today at Davenport The rest of the state was free from dust but cloudy except at Sioux City which Partly cloudy and colder weather was forecast for tonight followed by generally fair and somewhat colder in the east and central por tions Saturday Slightly above freezing temperatures will prevail Dubuque Davenport and Charles City were the coldest parts of the state yesterday registering 46 and Sioux City and Council Bluffs were warmest with 68 There was a trace of rain at Moines Charles City and Council Bluffs and Omaha Nebr A thunderstorm bringing 11 inches of rain and hail was report ed at 5 a m today at Spirit Like Skies were cloudy and the temper1 ature was 50 I Shallow Eye Peat Land Growers of Iowa Hear Experts at Convention All the world may be waiting for the sunrise but it also is waiting for the growers to develop a potato with shallow smooth eyes that will eliminate peeling waste If the world isnt waiting for a smooth wrinkless potato then tre mendous research energy has gone to waste Some of the work that has been going on to improve the lowly po tato was explained by experts at the annual convention of the Iowa Peat Land Vegetable Growers as sociation convention at the Hotel Hanford Friday Tells About Trip Prof A T Erwin of Iowa State college at Ames explained how he had gone to northern Minnesota where the seed ball on potatoes de velops fully and planted some of this seed in greenhouses at Ames His theory was that in potato propagation such as carried on by farmers given characteristics tend to multiply When we resort to sexual repro duction by means of seeds and cross two different kinds we get new combinations out of which there are sure to be some with the de sired characteristics said Profes sor Erwin Have Deep Set Eyes Professor Erwins displays show ed specimens of Irish Cobbler which in the commercial run have deep set eyes but which had de veloped smooth shallow eyes under his experimentation The tests are being conducted in conjunction with the United States department of agriculture it was pointed out Professor Erwins discussion was supplemented by F A Krantz St Paul who talked on how a smooth Cobbler would save thousands of dollars to hotels and other con cerns that use paring machines The value of using certified po tatoes for seed was pointed out by E J Taintor Park River N Dale Certified potatoes undergo periodic inspection throughout the season for diseases weeds pureness of va riety and other testa that have a bearing on the crop Talks on Diseases This discussion was enlarged upon by A G Tolaas St Paul chitf in spector for certification in Minne sota who dealt chiefly with dis eases Mr Tolaas used projection slides to illustrate how tests are j conducted j C L Fitch Ames secretary of i the association urged the planting of trees and the use of ridges to Keep the wind from blowing the soil away The wind did terrific damage to vegetable growers in North Iowa Turn In Iatr 1 Column 1 LEAGUE SESSION PLANNED FIRST WEEK OF APRIL Germany Is Expected to Demand Navy Equal to France or Italy By JOSEPH E SHAKKEY Associated Press Foreign Staff GENEVA March 22 league of nations today convoked an extraordinary session of the coun cil for the first week in April to deal with the appeal of France against alleged German violations of Ihe treaty of Versailles in the crea tion of a conscript army An official communique said the exact date of the meeting will be an nounced later The convocation was made by Foreign Minister Tewfik Aras of Turkey acting president of the council under the regular May ses sion to be presided over by Foreign Minister Maxim Litvinoff of Russia Want Naval Equality London naval circles heard Fri day that Germany would demand a navy equal to that of Italy or France to complement her newly created air and land forces While the diplomatic representa ivcs of France Italy and Great Britain prepared to journey to Paris for tomorrows tripartite conference the eyes of all Europe were turned to the forthcoming conferenceat KerlirL aetweeftSir Jofin tary and Reichsfuetirer Hitler On the success or failure of the Berlin negotiations was expected to depend the entire policy of western European powers with regard to reservation of peace upon the con inenl See Iron Wall possibility was een that failure of the Berlin talks would result in a system of Euro ean alliances to encircle rearmed Jermany with an iron wall Great Britain is opposed to any liscussion on the return of former 3erman colonies to the reich dur ng conversations between Sir John limon foreign secretary and leichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler it was fficially said Friday The German uaval question how ver will not be barred diplomats went orward with their plans to seek a eaceful solution of the European risis precipitated by Germanys re rmament declarations France made it plain that he was taking dequate precautions against the ossibility of an outbreak of war Retort to Protest official press re orted to Frances protest against ermanys unilateral abrogation of he military clauses of the Ver ailles treaty by accusing the rench of neglecting multitudinous pportunities for improving their elations with Berlin Fulvio Suvich under ecretary for foreign affairs de arted for Paris for the tripartite onference the government an ounced Italys military conscrip on lawshad been tightened to add 00000 men to the army German ambassa or called at the foreign office to ive formal notice of Germanys enunciation of the military clauses of the Versailles treaty V S Not Interested WASHINGTON Senator Key Pittman chairman of the senate foreign relations committee said the United States government is not interested in the question whether the Hitler government i has violated the Versailles treaty Laval foreign minister told the chamber of dep uties Friday that France seeks to regroup the allies to curb Ger many His statement was answered by the deputies approving the FrancoItalian African accord by the unusually top heavy vote of 555 to 9 Injured in Blast Mrs Alex Meurs seriously injured in the explosion which wrecked her home Thursday noon was reported recovering Friday Photo by STORY ON PAGE 2 PAY CUT PASSED BY IOWA SENATE Salaries Paid Under Statute Held Unconstitutional Are Approved DES MOINES March 22 Legalization of the cut made by the salary salaries oi EAST SIOUX CITY DEFEATED 2718 CEDAR FALLS March Sioux Citys high school basketball j team winner of last years state J championship was eliminated from i Ihe 1935 running here this afteri noon 27 to 38by Diagonal The I Diagonal team springing the big jrest upsel of the tourney led 19 to 12 at the half j theapproval ofithelbwa The senate by a vote of 29 to 14 added its approval to that of the house of a bill confirming the re duced salaries paid to stale county and city officials under Ihe law Passed by the fortyfiflh general assembly the law cul a varying per centage from Ihe pay of officials but was held unconstitutional by the stale supreme court on technical grounds Danger jn payment A preamble to the bill passed to day stated that if public officials succeeded in collecting the amount of the reduction hundreds of thou sands of dollars for which the state counties and cities have made no provision would be paid out The senate attached several amendments which required return of the bill to the house Senator Roy Stevens D of Ottumwa obtained consent that the bill be messaged jack to the lower house immedia tely One amendment approved makes he bill apply to salaries paid up to he time the supreme court declared Ihe law unconstitutional Kill Two Bills Acting on committee reports rec ommending postponement the sen rTurn n raff nilnmn fi More Basketball Basketball fans of Mason City are invited to the high school auditorium Friday night at oclock to listen in on a play by play account of the Mason City Murray basketball game in the second round of the state tour nament at Cedar Falls Efforts were under way Fri day at Cedar Falls and at the high school here to clear up the indistinctness of amplification which detracted from the effec tiveness of Thursday nights broadcast Relaying telephonic conversa tion to loudspeaking equipment calls for a special type of equip ment which was not available on short notice and the Globe Gazette and high school co operating sponsors of this ser vice for local sports fans are trying to make the best of the apparatus at their command Doors of the high school will be open at oclock Friday night with the Mason City Murray game scheduled to open at You are invited to sit in on the broadcasat Al Mitchell GlobeGazette sports editor will provide the playbyplay story of the game Should Mason City who dobuts will be a similar play by play broadcast Saturday but it will have to be transferred to the high school gymnasium due to a previous engagement of the auditorium HOUSE TAKES UP CONSOLIDATION OF IOWA BOARDS Two Efforts to Limit Conservation Board Field Men Fail DBS MOINES March 22 Two efforts to limit Ihe number of field enforcemenl men under the proposed consolidaled department of conservation were defeated by the Iowa house today The action came as the house took up the senate approved bill which would consolidate the state fish and game commission and the state con servation board Final house action was deferred when members voted at noon to ad journ until 10 a m Monday Representative Dewey E Goode R of Davis proposed an amend ment which would have required that the field staff which would handle all enforcement and admin istration he not larger than 50 men The amendment was voted down 32 to 70 Amendment Defeated An amendment by Representative Charles G Johnson D of Buena Vista to allow not more than 100 field employes also was defeated 19 to 80 Goode the author of a resolution to require the fish and game com mission to submit reports of its em ployes and salaries led his request for limitatloa with a statement that although 6nly5Q game wanJens ire permitted now thefish and game commission had 250 in the field dur ing the last pheasant season His statement drew a defense from representatives of northern Iowa counties with Johnson declar ing that even though the commis sion violated the law it was a good violation and saved farmers untold additional damage from hunters Asks About Militia Representative Thomas Stimpson D of Jones asked if Goode would be willing lo add a clause lo permit the mililia lo be called out to control pheasant hunters if the house agreed to cut the number of war dens Another amendment by Goode which would have required that not more than one of the proposed five conservation commission mem bers could be appointed from any one congressional district was ap proved 63 to 34 This will make necessary return of the bill to the senate if the The bill passed last week by the house finally passes the bil senate provides for a conservation commission of five members to take over functions of the present fish and game commission board of conservation and state forestry commissioner The new commission would be divided into three departmenls Biological survey to administer fish and game laws lands and waters and department of administration Would Retain Funds All funds of the presenl boards would be relained under Ihe new commission with monies obtained from fish and game licenses to be sel aside solely for use of the de partment of biology with an equita ble share furnished toward admin istration The new commission would also take over all present employes and active rules cf the existing departments until legal change should be ordered by the new commissioners As handed over from the senate the bill provided that conservation commissioners should receive no salary but are given an open ex JLJ III pense for traveling in duties of their office The commission which would be selected for six year terms by the governor would also have lib eral powers to employ the conser vation director and such other employes as are necessary at what ever salaries the commission may fix State conservation officers would replace present game wardens to enforce all laws and administer out door resources in connection with Turn to Iact 2 Column 8 Senate Again Meets Relief Barrier ThOfnas Plans Bonus Ridtr If Silver Is Tutyied Down WASHINGTON March 22 The relief bill pitched and tossed abourXin eight weeks of committee and fldpr debate in the senale met a new delay today when Senator Thomas D Okla announced he would offer the Pat man bonus bill as a rider if his sil ver inflation amendment fails The bonus question was disposed of by the housevwhich passed the Palman measure by a 318 to 90 vote Meanwhile without protest from labor Donald R Richberg took the NRA helm as acting chairman of the administration board succeed ing S Clay Williams resigned The board increased to seven members consists of two industrialists two labor representatives two college professors and Richberg Delay Arms Move Chairman Key Pitlmah of the senate foreign relations committee said he felt the government should not inject itself into Ihe German armament controversy and Presi dent Roosevelt and the state de partment were reported awaiting crystallization abroad before mak ing any move Other developments The treasury reported income tax receipts for the first 20 clays of March ran 33 per cent ahead of last year Salary payments as high as 000 were revealed tothe securities in re ports required for permanent list ing of securities of business firms Interrupts NRA Probe Senator Barkley DKy inter rupted the senates NRA investiga ion lo denounce as contemptible what he said were efforts to intim date him in questioningwitnesses Francis M Curlee representing clothing manufacturers was on the stand J L Kraus New York lawyer told another senate committee that Speyer and company New York bankers had forced the St Louis San Francisco railroad to purchase Rock Island railroad stock in 1927 He said this was an illustration of now bankers used railroads for stock market speculation W Gibson Carey Jr president of the Yale and Towne manufac turing company told the senate la bor committee the Wagner bill would hamper employers in curb ing the spread of communism in their plants Bankhead to Return Recovering from a two months illness Representative William B Bankhead of Alabama house dem ocratic leader said he hopes to take over his duties on capitol hill soon Col Louis M Howe secre tary to President Roosevelt con tinued on the verge of death at the white house A bill to authorize the war de partment to build six powerful air bases to defend the nations fron tiers was approved unanimously by Ihe house military committee when high army officers described it as essential SENDS PATMAN ACT TO SENATE ON FINAL VOTE Inflation Payment Plan Faces Veto Threat by President WASHINGTON March 22 The administration opposed Patman bill for paying off the soldiers bonus by issuing 52000000000 of new money was passed today by the house and sent to the senate The vole was 318 to 90 more than the twothirds required to pass the measure over a presidential veto President Roosevelt has threat ened several times to veto the legis lation if passed by congress Senate approval was freely pre dicted but administration leaders counted on that body to refuse to pass the measure over a veto That would require a twothirds vote Rejects Other Plans Before final passage the house rejected 204 to 207 the Vinson American Legion bill for paying the bonus but leaving up to the govern ment the method of raising the money It also turned down the Tydings CochranAndrews measure for mak ing the payments in negotiable bonds Chairman Harrison of the senate finance committee predicted the Patman bill could not pass the sen ate over a veto While he was hopeful a compro mise could be worked out he could not say at this time if that were possible He planned reasonable bearings tunity to vote on the questio Hebelieved thesenate woui tack the Patman bill to the Telief measure as Senator Thomas D Okla announced earlier in the day he would try to do The vote was 82 to 118 against the TydingsCochranAndrews pro posal Van Zandt Grateful James E Van Zandt the com mander of the Veterans of For eign Wars said We are overjoyed and deeply grateful for the over whelming vote The Veterans of Foreign Wars Americas overseas men have led the veterans fight for the passage of the Patman bill n the belief that it not only will pay the adjusted service certificates immediately in cash but will not increase in any Turn tn facf 2 column 61 Committee Votes for New Food Drug Bill WASHINGTON March 2 TV The senate commerce committee voted today in favor of a new food and drug bill giving the secretary j of agriculture board authority govern packing and advertising foods drugs and cosmetics MAN SOUGHT FOR SHOOTING WIFE Sibley Woman Shot Through Head at Spencer Likely to Recover SPENCER March 22 Grant Johnston about 40 of Sibley was shot through the head while visiting here today at the home a sister Mrs Gene Monlgomcry Police were hunting her estranged husband Hospilal altendants said the bul let entered high in the womans skull and she probably will recover Sheriff Fred Erickson aiding in the hunt for Johnston said the man followed his wife here Saturday when she moved with her 12 year old daughter from Sibley He loit ered an hour today the sheriff said about the Montgomery home and fired on his wife from an alley as she stepped on to a rear porch Johnston fled as she fell 1enps to His Dcaili ROCKFORD lil March 22 T Clarence J Patrick about SO for mcr secretary of the Rorkford to j Chamber of Commerce leaped tn of j his death from the high bridge over I the Rock river ticrc Approve Bill to Build 6 Powerful Air Bases WASHINGTON March 22 A bill to authorize the war department to build six powerful air bases to defend the nations frontiers was approved unanimously today by the house military committee after it had heard the measure described as essential by high army officers LIKE TO WRITE The Handy Letter Writer a booklet now offered through our Washington Information Bureau is a guide for all kinds of correspon dence You may be a bear at busi ness letters but helpless andhope less at social communications or a dub when it comes to love letters You may be a winner with your messages of affection and not ao good at composing a sales talk In any event you will find this booklet helpful It doesnt merely toll you about letter writing It gives you all the standard accepted forms 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