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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 23, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEKV1CE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 231935 THIS PAPElt CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 139 War Alarms Fill Europe Crime Crusade and Action on Bonus in News By W1LLARD KEEFE Associated Press Staff Writer The proclamation of conscription for Germany sounded war alarms all over Europe this week The reich refused to entertain the protests of France and Italy against Germanys violation of the treaty of Versailles Great Britains note criticized as too mild by France and Italy ar ranged a conference between Ger man leaders and Sir John Simon British foreign secretary and An thony Eden lord privy seal France appealed to the league of nations and wilb Italy moved to strengthen her military forces Military Maneuvers Germany engaged in military maneuvers including a review of 500000 troops apd a mock air raid MOHAWKS NIP DAVENPORT 2317 NEWS OF THE WEEK WAR ALARMS FILL EUROPE RIOT STAGED IN HARLEM BONtTS INFLATION BILL PASSES CRIME CRUSADE IS STAGED on Berlin The people hailed Hit lers proclamation with joy Russia at first exultant over the prospect of an alliance with Great Britain grew alarmed by Ger manys power The United States pursued a neighborly policy President Roosevelt considered a protest note to Germany Lloyds reduced gambling odds against war within a year from 251 to 101 Patman Bill Passed The house passed the Patman bill to pay the WVrld war veterans bonus by issuing 52000000000 in new currency The vote which sent the measure to the senate was am ple to overridei presidential veto A crowd of 2000 mostly Negroes rioted in New Yorks Negro district of Harlem following the false re port of the killing of a 16 year old j boy more Federal Relief Administrator Hopkins brought charges which led to moves for the impeachment of Governor Davey of Ohio for al leged shakedowns of business firms patronized by the Ohio relief administration Davey filed charges of criminal libel against Hopkins War on Crime Secretary Morgenthau of the treasury ordered war on the crime syndicate Federal agents made 2 000 arrests on counterfeiting nar cotics and liquor tax evasion Turn lo Pape 2 Column 8 Gets Verdict in Suit for Damages COUNCIL BLUFFS March 23 district court jury awarded Miss Ruth Olson 25 of Council Bluffs a verdict against the Omaha and Council Bluffs Street Railway company for in juries suffered when the horse she was riding was struck by a tram GRIMSLEY TEAM UPSETS DOPE TO GO INTO FINALS Mason City High Cagers to Meet Grmnell for State Title CEDAR FALLS March 23 all pretourna ment predictions Coach J A Grimsleys Mason City Mo hawks this afternoon defeated the favored Davenport high school quintet by a score of 23 to 17 Mason City went into the lead in the first minute of play and never lost it The first half ended with the Mohawks leading 13 to 8 Mason City will meet Grin nell high school which won its way to the finals by defeating Diagonal vanquishers of East Sioux City last years state champion team by a score of 28 to 17 The game will open at oclock following a consolation game between Diagonal and Davenport FINAL GAME ON AIR The championship game of the state high school basketball tournament at Cedar Falls will be put on the air Saturday night by the Waterloo Commercial ra dio station The contest is sched uled to start at immediate ly following a consolation game between the losing teams in the FORECAST IOWA Fair and colder in east and south portions Satur day night tomorrow increasing cloudiness with rising temper ature in west and north central sections possibly showers in southeast MINNESOTA Fair colder In extreme east not so cold in northwest portion Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy with rising temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 72 Minimum in Night 37 At S A M Saturday 37 Friday brought the warmest weather thus far experienced in 1935 so far as North Iowa is con cerned In fact the mercury en croached by two degrees into what is recognized as summer heat Sat urday dawned cloudy with the tem perature appreciably lower than at a corresponding time the previous day WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO March 23 Weather outlook for the week begin ning Monday March 25 For the Great Lakes the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri val leys and the northern and central great at beginning and toward end of week tempera tures above normal except cold near middle of week When the gun at the half sound ed Mason City was leading the rivertown team by a score of 13 to S Four thousand spectators ih the state Teachers college gymnas ium agreed that it was about the fastest Lalf game of basketball of this state tournament The Mohawks were leading 9 to 3 at the end of the first period but Davenport drew up in the early part of the second period making the score 9 to 8 in favor of Mason City at one point FIRST PERIOD Little Gale Lane drew first blood for Mason City less than a min ute after the game got under way Snell followed through with a basket and then Keller of Daven port followed suit making the score 4 to 2 for Mason City Another free throw was Davenports only counter in this period but Lane and Stoecker scored field baskets for Mason City and Stoecker dropped in a free throw to make it 9 for the Mohawks SECOND PERIOD Keller added three points to Dav enports total soon after the second period got under way having been fouled as he went in for a basket He followed shortly with a long basket bringing the score up to 89 At this point Stoecker dropped in a field basket and shortly before the close of the half Gale Lane brought the Mason City total to 13 a 5 point advantage for the Mason Cityans for the second quarter Lane had scoring honors for the first half with 3 field baskets Stoecker had 2 and a free throw while Snell had accounted for the Moliawks remaining field basket Keller shone for the visitors with 3 fieldgoals and a free throw THIRD PERIOD Davenport drew first blood in the second half with a long basket by Gambler making the score 1310 Lane came through a moment late witli a sensational basket grabbing a ball which had been fumbled by Stoecker on an attempted shot On a Mason City foul Keller added a point to Davenports total At this point Harrer was sent in for Snell missing a free throw Camber went in for a setup bas ket but the officials ruled he had traveled A foul was called on Har rer but Strassberger missed his throw Stoecker added a point by the free throw route Parsons fouled by Lane followed with 2 points for Davenport making the score 16 to 13 Harrer made it 18 to 13 with a brilliant tipup shot following an Turn to Poge 2 Column 8 Aged Mason Cityan Killed on Highway Bonus Rivals in Kidding Mood Two of the leading advocates of bonus payments to war veterans Representative Patman left of Texas and Representative Vinson right of Kentucky were in high good humor when this picture was taken The house voted to accept Patmans currency expansion plan of paying the bonus against Vinsons plan which had American Legion backing Associated Press Hundreds of Students in SPORTS EXTRA An extra edition of the Globe Gazette containing an account of the Mason CityGrinnell championship basketball game will be on the street shortly aft er 10 oclock Saturday night Mason City Charles City Britt Sites of Contests Hundreds of music students in North Iowa are competing Saturday in subdistrict contests for the right to enter the district meets the series ending with the state festival at Iowa City Results of the contest being held in Mason City are Piano Scott of Mason City superior Helen Davis of Hampton Marie Barta of Manly Jeanne Beckner of Clear Lake and Opal Bakker of Northwood excellent Helen Martin of Latimer good Lund of Mason City superior John Thomp son of Northwood excellent Ed ward Chapman of Clear Lake good Tenor Youngdale of Mason City superior Paul Dillon of Northwood excellent Keith Holt of Clear Lake good Mason City Gets Firsts Contralto Ewing of Mason City superior Lois Pet erson of Clear Lake excellent Trumpet Min cey of Mason City and Clarice Ranum of Northwood superior Wendell Schafer of Sheffield ex cellent David Barber of Clear Lake good Gordan Mau of Haa lontown average Bittner of Ma son City superior Hockenberry of Mason City excellent Barker of Ma son City superior Marimbaxylophone Dorothy OHern of Mason City superior Pappas of Mason City superior Myron Jacobnon of Clear Lake excellent Nortlnvood Boy Wins Saxophone Smith of Northwood superior Melvin Deck er of Mason City excellent Madson of Northwood and John Robertson of Mason City excellent the latter go ing to the district Dorothy Lee Osgood of Iowa Falls good Kennedy of Mason City superior Louise Gamm of Sheffield good Baritoneeuphonium Norman Resor of Mason City supericr Hall Dillon of Nothwood excellent Naomi Pine of Clear Lake good Rumeliote of Mason City excellent Dillon of Mason City good String Holland of Mason City excellent Thornton Girl Superior Violin Edith Carver of Thornton superior Evelyn Cheesman of Ma son City excellent Clarence Pease of Clear Lake good Miscellaneous groups of string in struments class AAA Mason turn to Inue 5 Column fil SAYS CRITICISM NOT JUSTIFIED Porter Explains Why Liquor Commission Did Not Use Full By ROY P PORTER Associated Press Staff Writer DES MOINES March 23 Criticism of the Iowa liquor com mission for not obtaining and using the full organization fund authorized by the legislature is not justified C Fred Porter assistant state comptroller told tie legisla tive investigating committee today In defense of his statement Por ter testified the appropria tion was never anything but a book entry in the comptrollers of fice There never was any money not otherwise appropriated as specified in the liquor control act Porter said To Get Started The assistant comptroller said the commission had been given to get them started and requisitions submitted by the com mission for additional money from the appropriation had been refused because the comptrollers office thought it better business to use the money in other state depart ments The criticism of the commission in the state auditors report could and could not be unjust to the com mission depending on how much information the state checkers had on the situation of general state finances Porter told the commit tee He declared he doubted if Charles W Storms state auditor ever knew the commissions requisi tions had been refused Second of Three Porter was the second of three witnesses to appear before the com mittee in the morning session W H Millhaem assistant to Chairman Harold M Cooper was the first summoned Millhaem told the committee how the commission had received a to tal of as the liquor body began its operations He said the first requisition was granted on March 7 1934 the day the commis sion organized for The only instances of records in the commissions minutes when a requisition was refused was on Jan 31 1935 when a request for 000 was denied Millhaem said The letter asking for the money had been in his desk since November and bore Coopers signature the as sistant declared Rescinded Requisition On Feb 2 the commission by formal motion rescinded the requi Tiirn to PRSf 2 Column l 84YEAROLDMAN STEPS IN FRONT OFSPEEDINGCAR P Johnson Believed to Have Had Attack of Vertigo Jess Peter Johnson 84 was in stantly killed shortly after 7 oclock Saturday morning when he stepped in front of a speeding automobile on highway 65 about five miles south of Mason City The accident was unavoidable according to Cor oner J E McDonald who stated that no inquest will be held Mr Johnson was walking at the side of the road near his home when suddenly he started into the road way and it was believed by officers who investigated the case that Mr Johnson may have suffered a ver tigo which caused him to lose his balance and step in front of the car W R Follansbec Minneapolis shoe salesman for the Moulton Hartley company Inc 3t Louis Mo who was driving the Pontiac car li censed B102306 Minn that struck Johnson saw Sir Johnson walking by the tide of the road but thought there was plenty of clearance ac cording to his report to Sheriff J M Robertson Head Fractured As Mr Follansbee who said he was driving about 60 miles an hour reached the point on the highway where Mr Johnson was walking Johnson suddenly took several steps to thepath of the passing autbindbile He was killed instantly according to Coroner J E McDonald The right leg was cut off below the knee and Mr Johnsons bead was fractured in several places and his body badly mangled and bruised J E Weber 203 Twentyfirst street southeast who was driving toward Mr Follansbees car at the time witnessed the accident and told the same account as did also Edward Mason Chippewa Falls Wis who was riding with Follans bee at the time of the accident Maintained Dance Ilall According to local officers John son had been suffering from spells of vertigo for some time For sev eral years he had resided on a farm south of Mason City where for a time he maintained a dance hall Mr Johnson was born in Germany June 17 1850 He came to the United States in 1877 and had re sided in this vicinity since that time He retired from the farm 25 years ago but returned to the farm four years ago Had Three Sons Surviving Mr Johnson are three sons Marties and Jess farmers re siding near Mason City and Charles who is employed at the I O O F home and three daughters Mrs Charles Harms Swaledale Mrs Julius Bernowsky Monico Wis and Mrs Earl Bundy Minneapolis Mr Johnson was preceded in death by his wife in 1921 One daughter also preceded him in death Funeral arrangements had not been completed Saturday The body was taken to the Meyer funeral home Manchoukuo Hoists Flag Along Railroad HARBIN Manchuria March 23 rive colored flag was hoisted today along 1071 miles of the Chinese eastern railway sig nalizing soviet Russias relinquish ment of its part share in the road BILL TO TAX CHAIN STORES MORE THAN THAT TO KIMBERLEY DES MOINES March 23 UP h e Burlington Harrington bill to tax chain stores was more than just a legislative measure today for Senator D W Kimber ly R of Davenport Do you want to lose your job an employe of a chain store in Davenport wrote to the senator from Scott county Vote for the chain store tax bill and we both lose ours Im going to look that girl up when I get home the commented Its the best letter yet Agreement of Purpose Seen by Conferees Britain France and Italy at Session in Paris PARIS March 23 unity of purpose among France England and Italy was announced late today as a result of the day long three power conference on Ger man rearmament on the eve of Sir John Simons momentous visit to Berlin Backed by Premier Mussolinis sudden order mobilizing 220000 ad ditional men and official French ad mission of the transfer of troops to the Rhine frontier the conference announced agreement that the Brit ish foreign secretarys talks with Hitler will follow the lines of the London declaration following the AngloFrench agreement and will be of exploratory character Mussolinis three power conference after Sir Johns visit was set for April 11 at Stresa Italy France officially confirmed her reinforcement of troops long the Rhine frontier with a possible 30 000 men while Foreign Minister Pierre Laval warned that Hitler may follow up rearmament with territorial demands The strengthening of the eastern frontier garrisons was described as a purely technical rearrangement of defense forces but the confir mation came during a meeting of the superior council of national de fense presided over by President Al bert Lebrun and attended by the and minister of war READY FOR WAR CohyrlKllt ln1S iiy Tile Associated Frew ROME March 23 Premier Mussolini as minister of war today ordered the recall of the entire mil itary class of 1911 estimated at about 220000 men This brings Italys army strength to about 675 000 which together with more than 400000 fascist militia totals more than 1000000 Italians ready to move under arms An official communique announc ing the recall followed a sweeping speech by il duce to the nation on the sixteenth anniversary of the founding of the fascist party in which he said Italy was ready for any threat of war and punctuated it with the remark Our desire for peace and European collaboration is based upon some millions of bay onets1 The communique also followed a statement of the undersecretary of war on Thursday that the class of 1913 which would have been dis missed in the next few days will be under arms 2 NEGRO WOMEN SHOT TO DEATH Man Wounded Another Held on Murder Charges at Cedar Rapids CEDAR RAPIDS March 23 Dora Bragg 26 and Miss Lavina Harris 24 were shot to death and Lewis Bragg 45 was wounded about 10 a m today when Toe Jones 38 allegedly went on a rampage with a gun in a Negro section of the city All four are Negroes Jones was arrested by police about a half hour later when he was found hiding at his home He will be charged with murder police said No gun was found on him when he was arrested Charles Turner and Ed Minis who were standing on a nearby street corner were chased for several Dlocks by Jones police were told Jones allegedly snapped his gun at them but it failed to discharge Jones had been trying to court Miss Harris and had become vio lently jealous police learned Condition of Howe Called Unchanged WASHINGTON March 23 The condition of Louis McHenry Howe secretary to President Roosevelt was described as un changed today He is critically ill at the white house and last night physicians abandoned hope for him Breaks Silence SENATE PASSES WORKRELIEF BY VOTEOF68T016 Adopts Thomas Plan to Expand Currency on Silver Backing By D HAROLD OLIVER HERBERT HOOVER SAYS ROOSEVELT THEORIES FAILED Hoover Declares Prosperity at Hand If Bureaucracy Can Be Lifted SACRAMENTO Cal March 23 President Herbert Hoover told California republicans today the recovery theories of this administration do not work and the country must decide between a government based on American principles of liberty and one of reg imentation and bureaucratic dom ination We stand on the threshold of a great forward economic move ment the former president said in one of his rare statements since leaving office if only the paralyz ing effects of mistaken govern mental policies and activities may be removed Mr Hoovers statements were made in a letter to Sherill Halbert president of the California repub lican assembly meeting Hal bert had requested Mr Hoover ti tular head of the party to prepare a message for the meeting T R Jr To Talk Theodore Roosevelt Jr mentioned in some quarters as a contender for the republican presidential nomina tion in 1936 will address the gath ering tonight flying to the coast from New York solely for this pur pose Mr Hoover was unable to attend personally because of earlier ar rangements calling for his atten dance at the charter day exercises of the University of California at Berkeley The administrations theories are no longer a propagandized millen ium they are self exposed the former president said The present conception of a na tional economy based upon scar city must in all common sense be to an economy based upon production or workman farmer Turn i VfStf 2 Column Attorney Generals Office Files Brief in Banking Laws Test DBS MOINES March 23 The state attorney generals office today filed in the Iowa supreme court a 60 page brief and argu ment in the first test of the con stitutionality of the states emer gency banking laws in the high court Attorney General Edward L OConnor and Lehan T Ryan as sistant who are participating as friends of the court in the action brought by Rachel L Priest against the Whitney Lonn and Trust company of Atlantic filed the brief Hearing on the caso is sff for April 2 before a full bench of the court WASHINGTON March 23 The workrelief bill with numerous modifications includ ing a modified silver inflation plan was passed today by the senate This end to weeks of struggle re turns the measure to the house with amendments Administration strategy called for sending the long controverted relief measure to a conference be tween the senate and house and there reconcile some of the outstand ing differences Inflation Amendment Leaders expected to see stricken out in conference an amendment by Senator Thomas D Okla for a currency expansion of through the issuance of silver cer tificates at the an ounce mon etary value of the treasury silver stocks instead of the present prac tice of using the purchase value of the silver Just before passage the senate accepted an amendment by McCar ran D Nev to require senate con firmation of all officials receiving or more who would have charge of expenditures of the huge fund Reject Wheeler Flan It rejected an amendment by Wheeler D Mont for 000 of new currency to finance the works program The vote passing the Wit was The largest single appropriation ever to pass any national legisla ture was revised and compromised during eight weeks on the senate floor and in committee but still leaves President Roosevelt wide powers in spending the huge fund The entire sum remains available until June 30 1937 as in the or iginal house bill Despite nine ear markings of the work fund the president has to switch from one group of projects to another at will For Direct Relief The bill provides for public works on which 3500 000 persons now on relief and able to work would be given jobs The relmainder of the appropriation would go for direct relief until the jobgiving makes headway The fund was ear market in the senate to provide not more than the following sums for nine groupings of projects Highways rofln streets snd gradecrossing elimination 800 000000 Rural rehabilitation and relief in stricken agricultural areas irriga tion reclamation water conserva tion and transmountain water div ersion Kuril Electrification Rural Electrification 000 Housing Projects for professional and cler Tiirn lo Pace J Column ft Ask Fathers Consent If you had everything adjusted with the girl friend but had to write a letter to her father ask ing his consent that wedding bells be sounded would you know how to compose the important missive Of course you do not have to write such a letter often but there are other kindg that you are writing every day and youll find it a com fort to know that all the letters you do write are correct in form Our booklet the Handy Letter Writer will bring you that peace of mind Some of the illustrative love lettes may even give you in spiration and might elicit the an swer you want Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic 1 Ilaskiti director Washington D C I enclose 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