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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 25, 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 SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 25 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 140 Privileges in Danger Members of Senate Seek Way to Curb Huey Long latest thrust By HERBERT ILUMMKR ASHINGTON 1 March 25 Many senate ob servers are opin ing that if some thing isnt done to stop Huey Long from shoot ing so consistent 1 y at personal p r i v i 1 eges and prerogati ves which senators enjoy the mem bers may some day find them selves without them There is for example it is pointed out his the highly con venient and enjoyed custom of the senate in pairing votes because the kingfish was unable to obtain pairs for Senators Caraway of Ar kansas and Overton of Louisiana for the prevailing wage amend ment to the workrelief bill he went on a rampage threatening a filibus ter and everything else Pairing votes is the pariamen tary custom in which a senator who for one reason or another absents himself from a session pairs his name with another who holds oppo site views The effect is to nullify the votes of each Theres a Catch Theres a catch however There is nothing in the rules of the senate about pairing The custom was borrowed from the British parlia mentary system at the beginning ot the republic and has been practiced since The Congressional Record is sprin kled with accounts of bitter debates on the subject John Quincy Adams condemned it as a bad practice In the words of Senator Ashurst of Arizona who boasts that in all his 23 years in the senate he has been paired only once and that the custom is contra bonos parlia ment or contrary to good parlia mentary law That makes no difference to the other senator probably will push the matter too far The practice of pair ing is too convenient to senators to throw it into discard The house of representatives rec ognizes openly the validity of pair ing Provision is made for a pair clerk as a regular employe A member has only to have the pair clerk arrange a pair for aim at the beginning of the day and it stands throughout the session The senate declines to do this however because of senators fond uess for shifting pairs when impor tant legislation is being voted on Sometimes these shifts are made with lightning rapidity and often have spelled success or failure for bills RELIEF ACT HITS SNAG IN HOUSE Dorothy Gish Seeks Legal Conclusion of Perfect Marriage BRIDGEPORT Conn March 25 proceeding constituting the first step in ringing down the curtain on the perfect marriage of Dorothy Gish stage star and heroine of the silent films and James Rennie handsome Broadway actor were under way today Charging intolerable cruelty but omitting details in support of the charge Miss Gish filed her appli cation Friday but because it was in her married name of Mrs Doro thy Elizabeth Rennie it went un noticed in the court routine The bill sets out Miss Gish was married Dec26 1920 that she has Jong resided at Wilson Point Nor walk that there are no children and that she does not ask alimony or seek to change her name Hitler Declares Nazi Germany Saved Europe VOTERSGOINGTO POLLS IN FAIRLY LARGE NUMBERS Electing 5 Councilmen Out of Field of 16 Candidates Mason City voters went to the polls in fairly large numbers Mon day to elect five city councilmen out of a total of 16 candidates At 3 oclock in the afternoon a total of 2400 votes had been cast distributed as follows in the eight precincts First Precinct first ward Second precinct first ward First precinct second ward Second precinct second ward First precinct third ward Second precinct third ward First precinct fourth ward Second precinct fourth ward 300 165 425 300 370 274 313 253 Total 2400 Largest Two Years Ago This indicated that although ths vote is not expected to be as large as it was two years ago when 5648 ballots were cast the largest since Mason City went under the city manager form of government in 1927 it will be larger than the quietness of the various campaigns indicated last week The voters are asked to select two councilmen for the term begin ning April 1 19315 out of a field of nine candidates and three for the term beginning April 1 1936 from seven candidates f Vdf whethervthe city shall buy the old postoffice for for use as a city hall is also being submitted to the voters The polls which opened at 7 oclock in the morning will close at S p m Withhold Filing of Charges in Shotgun Duel of Fishermen OMAHA March 25 of charges in connection with an altercation in which two former river fishing partners were said to have fought a shotgun duel was withheld pending determination of whether the quarrel occurred in Sarpy county Nebraska or Mills county Iowa The participants both wounded were Carl Sporven and Sabastiano Amenta Witnesses said they apparently became an jgereeJ when Sporven declined to re new the partnership TfeWeather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and showers in extreme east portion Monday night Tomorrow un settled and warmer in east sec tion MINNESOTA Cloudy warmer in north and extreme east portions Monday night Tuesday unsettled warmer in extreme east rain turning to snow and colder in northwest portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 62 Minimum in Night At 8 A M Monday 45 Trace ot Precipitation Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 48 Minimum in Night 30 At 8 A M Sunday 46 REPORT PLOT TO KIDNAP FIVELETS Ontario Government Orders Police Guard Stationed at Hospital TORONTO March 25 Ontario provincial government was understood today to have ordered a police guard stationed at the Dafoe hospital near Callander day and night to foil an alleged plot to kid nap the Dionne quintuplets A rumor circulated through gov ernment quarters that a plot had been uncovered to use an automo bile and an airpiane in order to get the five babies across the frontier into the United States The babies by law now are spe cial Awards of his majesty the king and their control is in the hands of the Ontario government It was rumored the kidnaping plan had called for a 150 mile auto mobile trip to Sault Ste Marie on the MichiganOntario border where the airplane was to have been wait ing The babies it Was said vere to have been placed in the plane at night and carried out of the domin ion PILOT KNOCKED OUT BY DUCK AIRMAIL PLANE GAINS HEIGHT BURLINGTON March 25 Knocked out for the count by a duck that crashed through the front window of his airplane last night Art Mills veteran Branilf line airmail pilot still groggy landed at the Burlington municipal airport at midnight for fuel The beheaded body of the duck was shown by Mills as evidence of his adventure and the instrument board and pilots clothing was plen tifully bespattered with the blood of the bird The crash occurred while Mills was flying between Sterling and Waterman 111 on the Chicago Kansas City route The duck struck the pilot squarely and with such force that he lost consciousness Mills said When he recovered he was amazed to find himself still in the air and that his altimeter showed that he had gained altitude As a thunderstorm was prevail ing Mills said his first impression was that the plane had been struck by lightning Mills resumed his trip to Kansas City after fueling his plane here Bill for Merging State Boards Is Amended in House Senate Clear Decks to Get to Work on Homestead Exemption Act Amendmentsvtq the fish andigame board of Roosevelt to Start Trip Howe Better WASHINGTON March 25 President Roosevelt decided today o leave late tonight for a fishing cruise off Florida after receiving assurance that Louis M Howe his secretary was considerably Im proved in his serious illness consolidation bill were adopted by the housetoday as the senate dis posed of a variety of legalizing acts and pushed toward consideration the controversial homestead exemp tion measure The first of the governmental re organization measures in the legis lature the merger bill was under debate in the lower branch last week after being approved by the senate It would combine the present two departments into a single unit a state conservation commission Herrng Has Conference The homestead exemption bill passed last week by the house was set as a special order of business by the senate for 10 a m April 4 af ter an effort to move it on to the senate calendar in place of its com panion measure had encountered ob jections Underits provisions a 2 500 exemption wiuld be allowed on the assessed value of home and homestead properties Gov Clyde L Herring today called a conference of legislators and state officials to consider the bill in his private office in an at tempt to iron out controversial questions in the pending legislation Invited to attend were senators and representatives and staff members from the offices of attorneygeneral state auditor and board of assess ment and review The principal point to be dis cussed the governor said was the question of equalizing the exemp tion for all counties and for urban districts Merger Bill Amended Important among the amendments adopted to the merger bill was one by Representative Dewey Goode R of Davis which vould lift the salary of enforcement officers to not more than 1500 a year The senate measure left all salaries to the discretion of the directing board The vote was s6 to 49 Goofie who during the debate had attacked fish and game com mission practices also gained ap proval to an amendment to pro hibit any conservation commission regulation on fox and rabbit except on state lands The vote was 56 to 37 The house also agreed to pro vide payment of daily for members of the commission with the provision that they receive not more than SlOOO a year The bill had provided that commissioners serve without pay Sours and Kriudson The vote was 71 to 33 on an amendment by Representative Roy J Sours R of Floyd which was introduced as a substitute to a pro posal by Representative Herman Knudson R of Cerro Gordo to al low commission members S5 daily The other admendments by Goode also were adopted One ap proved 54 to 45 itwould curb con servation officers expense allow ance1 changing the wording from necessary to incidental1 ex penses The second passed 61 to 40 provided that no employe be Turn to 2 Column i To Fete New Cage Champs With Banquet Junior Chamber Takes Charge of Victory Celebration SEE SPORTS PAGE Plans for feting the Mason City high school basketball team which won the state tourney held at Ce dar Falls were made by the Junior division of the Chamber of Com merce with an elaborate banquet Monday evening in Hotel Hanford Attendanceof several hundred was expected for the affair with members of the three local service Rotary Lions and Kiwanis Chamber of Commerce and school board in addition to the Junior chamber being included Telephone reservations were marte during the day with these groups Fathers Also Guests Fathers of the basketball team as well as members of the team will be guests at this banquet De spite the short notice in getting up the plans for the banquet extensive plans for a welcoming affair prog ressed rapidly Andy Woolfries director of sta tion WOI Iowa State college Ames is among the visitors who will attend I want to see those Mason City boys again said Mr Woolfries after following the Mohawks through the tournament at Cedar Falls Rollie Williams head basketball coach at the State University ol Iowa will be present at the ban quet Negotiations were al90made for the appearance of Pops Har risoii of Iowa City one of the of ficials at the state tournament at the program although definite ar rangements on this had not been completed According to Robert S Stoylcs president of the Junior division of the Chamber of Commerce other notables also planned to attend the banquet including Mayor John Burns Many Work on Affair Arrangements for the banquet wcie made by a Junior Chamber committee consisting of Charles E Cornwell and Don Gilbert Presi dent Carl Henkel of the Kiwanis club President G Curtis Yelland of the Lions club Supt R B Irons who is also president of the Rotary club and Willis G C Bagley who is president of the school board and also the Chamber of Commerce Turn o rage 2 Column 2 BORAHBELIEVES WflR NOT LIKELY Idahoan Forecasts America Will Stay Out of It If Conflict Comes By NATHAN ROBERTSON Copyright 1935 Ity The Associated Tress WASHINGTON March Senator Borah who has specialized in international affairs during a long career predicted today that there will be no European war within the near future The Idahoan who was for many years re publican chair man of the sen ate foreign rela tions committee forecast that even ifthere was a European conflict America would keep out of it In an in Senator Win E Borah terview with the Associated Press Borah also suggested that the re arming of Germany might instead of bringing war head to a more peaceful Europe The interview in which the Idahoan turned an experienced eye toward Europe follows in question and answer form Takes Some Risk 1 Does Germanys rearming mean a war within the near fu ture A A man takes some risk in at tempting to prophesy what will happen in Europe within the near future or any time But I have a very strong conviction that there is not going to be any war in Eu Turn to rare 2 Column V CLAIMS ARMY IS NEEDED TO STOP SOVIET INVASION Tells Sir John Germany Wants Navy Able to to Rule Baltis Oiiyrlplil 1935 liy The Ircus BERLIN March 25 Rcichs fuehrer Hitler in intimate consulta tion with Sir John Simon British foreign secretary wan reliably re ported today to have insisted that Germany needs an adequate army and a navy capable of controlling the Baltic with a good sized air fleet as well in order to defend western civilization from invasion by Russian bolshevism Hitler was said to have claimed that nazi Gemany has saved Eu rope from bolshevism It was eight hours after their meeting1 began before the session which had included a two hour lunchended The statesmen will confer again tomorrow Not to Be Changed Hitler talked today it was said as if Germanys army was an ac complished fact not to be changed by the present negotiations The proposed pact for eastern European security and the question of the German armys size were un derstood to have been discussed at length Diplomatic circles said the con versations were likely to determine whether Europe turns back toward peace or continues on toward war Sir chancellory accompanied by Capt Anthony Eden British lord privy seal Sir Eric Phipps British ambassador and a battery of secretaries Baron Konstantin von Neurath reich foreign minister introduced the British foreign secretary Hud Met Eden Hitler previously had met Cap tain Eden as the youthful British diplomat had negotiated an agree ment with the reichsfuehrer more than a year ago limiting Germanys army to 300000 men The agree ment subsequently was turned down by Louis Barthou French foreign minister who later was as sassinated with King Alexander of Yugoslavia at Marseille Foreign diplomats eagerly watch ed the start of the negotiations speculating on the reichsfuehrers ability to dicker with Sir John an old hand at diplomatic maneuver Reichsfuehrer Hitler sprang a surprise today at the start of the conversations by requesting the vis itors be brought to the chancellery to meet him at once Revision of Program The reichsfuehrers request occa sioned a sudden revision in the orig inal program which contemplated that the preliminary conversations should be conducted between the British envoys and Baron Konstan tin von Neurath foreign minister Hitler had not been expected to confer with Sir Joha and Captain Eden until tomorrow As the parley got under way it was reliably reported Germany would bring to the discussions a demand that she be accorded the right to possess a navy 30 per cent the size of Great Britains Comparatively Small While a fleet of this size was ac knowledged to be comparatively small it was said it would be of sufficient strength to give the reich security in the Baltic sea al laying whatever apprehensions Turn to Tnttf 2 Column Illness of 10 Days Fatal to John E Donnelly 53 Local Service Station Manager Resident Since 1900 John E Donnelly 53 president and general manager of the Donnel ly Service Inc died at a local hos pital Sunday morning at oclock following an illness of 10 days He had resided in Mason City since 1900 Mr Donnelly was born Oct 15 1SS1 at Clinton where he attended the Clinton high school and later supplemented his education by a course in business college In 1901 Mr Donnelly was married to Daisy A Mott of Mason City where they have resided since that time Two Children Survive Two children were born to this union Dr Madelene Donnelly and John E Donnelly Jr Mason City both of whom survive Mr Donnelly He was a member of the Masonic and Elks lodges the Lions club the Eastern Star Surviving Mr Donnelly are hb wife and children and two broth ers and four sisters Dr W L Don nelly Mrs Margaret Leahy and Mrs Joe Carlson Davenport Mrs Henry Schaale and Miss Katherine Donnelly Chicago and Edmund Donnelly Los Angeles Cal all of whom will attend the funeral serv ices Rites to Be Tuesday Funeral services will be held at the St Johns Episcopal church at oclock Tuesday morning with the Rev Robert M Redenbaugh in charge Burial will be at Elm wood cemetery with services con ducted by the Masons at the ceme tery Pallbearers will be E J Patton D KLundberfW A Satter Dr HW Morgan J C Yelland all of the Lions club Monday the body was taken from the Meyer funeral home to the res idence 110 Seventh street north east where it will lie in state until the time of the services JOHN E DONNELLY Member of Family for Which Oelwein Was Named Is Dead OELWEIN March 25 Oelwein 65 member of the Aug ust Oelwein family for which this city was named in 1872 died today of a heart attack Four sisters sur vive Funeral services will be held Thursday Des Moines Man Hurt in Auto Mishap Dies DES MONIES March 25 Andrew Johnson of Des Moines in jured yesterday in an automobile accident near Colfax died in a hos pital here today His wife injured in the same accident was reported in a critical condition Improvement Noted in Condition of Girl Beaten While in Bed COUNCIL BLUFFS March 25 was reported in the condition of Helen Kuhl 17 Pa cific Junction school girl who with her fatally injured sister was beat en in a mysterious assault Wednes day night Officials hoped soon to obtain from the girl some informa tion concerning the attacker who clubbed her and her sister as they slept EDWARDS LOSES COURT APPEAL Young American Tragedy Slayer Under Sentence of Death PITTSBURGH March 25 The state supreme court today af firmed the conviction of Robert Al len Edwards under sentence of death for the American tragedy slaying of Freda McKechnie Edwards was convicted last Oc tober 6 at WilkesBarre His appeal was taken on the ground a juror at his trial John Luft had prejudged the case his innocence and his punishment if found guilty The defendant con tended Luft was heard to make a statement in which ne threatened to burn him Edwards a young mine surveyor was charged with hitting Miss Mc Kechnie his friend and neighbor on the head with a black jack while they were bathing in Harveys lake July 20 and leaving her body in the lake Examination disclosed that Miss McKechnie was expecting to be come a mother and the state ac cused Edwards of slaying her in or der that he might be free to marry his college sweetheart Margaret Crain music teacher of East Aur ora N Y The appeal by defense counsel held that more than 100 letters Ed wards wrote to Miss Crain were not admissable as evidence The state however declared the letters aided in establishing the mo tive the state claimed led to trial that Miss McKechnie was killed so the way would be clear for Edwards to marry the New York teacher KILLED AS AUTO CRASHES IN FOG Elmer Twito of Northwood Fatal Victim 2 Others Are Injured Heavy fog which blanketed most sections of North Iowa and South ern Minnesota late Sunday night and early Monday morning resulted in one fatal aceident early Monday morning Elmer Twrito 35 North killed eatly Monday INFLATION BLOC WANTS TO KEEP SENATES RIDER Leaders Trying to Get Bill to White House by Saturday WASHINGTON March 25 The workrelief bill with its 31 senate amendments to day struck a house snag that de layed any action until tomorrow despite administration desires to get the measure to President Roosevelt by Saturday A hurried visit to the white house by Speaker Byrns and Chair man Buchanan of the appropria tions committee aroused hopes of winding up congressional action this weekend It made clear also that the ad ministration was opposed to some of the senates changes for Byrns afterward said the bill now con tained absolutely unworkable amendments Asks Unanimous Consent Rushing back to the capital Bu chanan attempted to get the houses unanimous consent to reject the 31 amendments and send the bill to an immediate conference with the senate for adjusting dif ferences But Representative lohnson D objected anld Buchanan said further house action before tomor row was impossible While Byrns and Buchanan were at the white house more than 30 rouse silver supporters agreed to demand acceptance of the senate amendments so the bill could go di rectly to Mr Roosevelt ag now written Their objective was adop tion of the siiver inflation amend ner of a highway The accident in which Twito was killed occurred hear the Deer Creek store 12 miles northeast of North wood Internal injuries resulted in Twitos death Morris Holstad and Clarence Nel son both of Northwood who were accompanying Twito were only slightly injured Twito was driving from Northwood to a farm near Austin where he had recently mov ed from the Northwood vicinity March 1 He had visited Sunday with his family in Northwood quar antined for scarlet fever at the home of a brother O B Twito Coroner Investigates Accident The road takes a right angle turn at the point where the accident oc curred and owing to the dense fog Twito was apparently unable to make the corner successfully The coroner of Freeborn county Min nesota was called to investigate the accident Robert Cotton of Waterloo was injured when the car in which he was an occupant turned over cAm day night between Nashua and Wa verly The car was wrecked Fog caused the accident Driving Very Hazardous Heavy fog was reported in other sections of the state Monday morn ing including Davenport and Des Moines according to the Associated Press Driving was hazardous anil cars proceeded slowly until the fog lifted Thunderstorms and hail caused damage in the southern part of the state Sunday Unsettled and warm in the east section was the weather bureau forecast for Tuesday Council Bluffs and Omaha were warmest Sunday with a tempera ture of 74 degrees and Charles City was coldest with 40 Rain was reported at Dubuque Davenport Keokuk Omaha and Des Moies Barn Blown Down Mahaska county suffered the most damage from Sundays thun derstorm and hail Oskaloosa re ported the hardest rain in eight years with 82 of an inch falling it less than 30 minutes A large barn was blown down on livestock near Beacon but none of the animals was killed Windows of houses were smashed with hall stones at Fremont A large meteor was seen in the eastern sky in Des Moines at Sunday night after the rain had passed ment of Senator D OMBji Administration leaders however felt confident of having the bill sent to conference despite the pop ularity of inflation demonstrated to the ballot on the soldiers bonus Few members were present when Buchanan attempted to get unani mous consent to disagree with the senate amendments When Johnson objected Representative Rankin D Miss arose to ask about the par liamentary situation The senate made 31 amendments to this bill Buchanan answered and as it now stands it is not cap able of efficient administration But I think it is Rankin ans wered I dont care what you think It isnt Buchanan retorted Want It Passed What I mean is that we a vast number of us think the bili is workable and we want it passed promptly Rankin pursued Off the floor Buchanan describ ed the bill as amended by the sen ate as all In conflict a hodge podge a mess ana insisted the senate amendments could not be en acted into a workable law Why he added many of the 31 amendments are farreaching and extraneous to the subject of relief The only way we can say definitely hat we will do is for us to sit down and study those amendments Turn io 2 Cflliimn 3 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 you are writing every day and youll find it a corn 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 Iowa State Students Return to Register for Spring Quarter AMES March a 4 day vacation Iowa State college students returned here today to reg ister for the spring quarters work Classwork begins tomorrow morn ing i The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose lOc in coin carefully wrapped for the Handy Letter Writer Name Street City State Mail to Washington D CJ ;