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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 27, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEKV1UE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 142 lowans in Washington 6 of 9 Members of House Vote for Potman Bill live Gwynne D A S H IN G T O N March 27 Iowas congress men furnished a helpful nucleus to the advocates of the Patman plan of paying the soldiers bo nus with infla tionary currency but the debate brought both sides into active Play Six of the nine lowans went down the line for the Patman plan and Representa supported it on all occasions except when confront ed with a choice between it and the Vinson American Legion plan The two ultimate opponents o the immediate cash payment of the bonus were Representatives Utter back and Bieriann both demo crats who voiced their objections on the floor Responsibility to President TJtterback pleaded with the house to turn down the bonus and to stand by President Roosevelt in his effortsto pull the country ou of economic chaos Our greatest responsibility he said is to help our president in his almost superhuman efforts to ge our country out of the terrible chaos in which he found the eco nomic industrial and governmenta affairs of this nation on March 1933 What the veterans and all other citizens need more than anything else is work They must have jobs If we have an additional 1000 mil lion dollars in resources or credit that we can use or spend they ought to be used to give employ ment to the unemployed as long as there is unemployment in Amer ica toPay HITLER DEMANDS FULL EQUALITY Baruch Replies to Insinuations Against Him attheir matuStyyalue now woulc require the government to pay billion dollars more than it had pledged itself to pay when the cer tificates were authorized I do not believe our government is in a position wisely and justly to pay 1000 million dollars more than it agreed to pay he said I am willing to vote to pay the full present worth of these adjusted compensation certificates Utterback raid no government in all history had cared for the veter ans of awar in a better way than our government has cared for our veterans of the World war U S Not Niggardly This latter view was the theme of most of Representative Bier manns comment Underlying most of the talk in favor of the Vinson bill and the Patman Biermann said has been the suggestion that the federal government has been niggerly and mean to the veterans of the World war There is not a shred of fact to support that belief Biermann said that since the close of the World war more than six and a half billion dollars had been paid by the federal government to World Turn to Pane 2 Column 2 Woman Acquitted of Plotting Husbands Death for Insurance CHICAGO March 27 Anna Ericksen mother of six chil dren wasfreetoday acquitted of charges of plotting her husbands murder with a 19 year old youth for insurance money A criminal courts jury acquitted the 40 year old widow late last night after more than six hours He liberation ending a court session that was termed the most dramatic in recent annals with the defend ants six children present to hear prosecutors demand the death pen alty for their mother FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and colder Wednesday night Thurs day fair and colder in north east portion MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Wednesday night followed by fair Thursday much colder Wednesday night and in ex treme east portion Thursday with moderate cold wave in ex treme east portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 64 Minimum in Night 34 At 8 A M Wednesday 35 Rainfall Trace SAYS SERVICE IN WARTIME GIVEN AT LOSS TO Demands He Be Cleared or Found Guilty of Violating Trust WASHINGTON March 27 Replying to what he sinuations and innuendos against him Bernard M Baruch today as serted before the senate munitions committee that when he was called to war time government service he sold at a heavy cost to my fortune all holdings that even remotely touched upon my official duties The tall white haired chairman of the World war industries board BAKUCH made this state ment after voicing a ringing de mand to put an end to the insin uations or to find me guilty of vio lations of the trust and confidence imposed upon me during that per iod A program for paying as you fight in the event the United States becomes involved in another war wasadypcated Heads West for TrailBlazing Flight Over Pacific taxation and price save generations unborn as well as ourselves untold misery the tall white haired witness asserted to an attentive committee Says Income Declined His wealth in the wartime period was estimated by the New York fi nancier at 59800000 plus some cash balances the size of which I cannot recall In 1917 he said his income declin ed almost 75 per cent from the previous year In 1918 and 1919 ne reported no taxable income As I had sold large portions of my hold ings showing actual losses each year and reinvested the money in liberty bonds My income from them was somewhere around I made absolutely no purchases of securities except bonds mostly governments From the time I entered the ser vice until r left in July 1919 I was not a participant either directly or indirectly in any market transac tions Head of Committee Baruch New STork financier and head of the committee named re cently by President Roosevelt to seek means of taking excess profits out of war immediately placed be fore the senate munitions commit tee a stack of reports and records bearing on his World war activities He said that some he sought to produce had been requisitioned by the Harding government during the Harding administration and as is often the case with government re quisitions were not returned Saying that the committee had asked records of his own financial operations during the war he pre sented photostatic copies of his in come tax returns commenting meantime An impression was somehow cre ated that your committee was un able to get any copies of my re turns TRACE QF SNOW AT DES MOINES Colder Weather Forecast by Bureau for Northern Iowa Thursday DES MOINES March 27 race of snow springs first fell in Des Moines early this morning but melted fast Partly cloudy and colder was the weather forecast for tonight fol owed tomorrow with fair and colder n the northeast portion Council Bluffs and Omaha Nebr were the warmest points with 78 reported for yesterday and Sioux City and Charles City reported the coldest readings 36 Some rain fell in the last 24 hours at Dubuque Davenport Omaha and Charles City With rain and melting snow Des Moines had 16 precipita ion in the last 12 hours MIAMI Fla March 27 to ulazn a new commercial air route linking the United States and the orient the giant PanAmerican clipper plane left here at a m CST today on a 3000 mile flight to San Diego The 19 ton flying boat which recently completed a 2500 mile nonstop test flight to the Virgin Islands and return rose from Biscayne bay and headed southwest to cross the Gulf of Mevico The trip of the clipper plane will be over water for all but about 100 miles of the 3000 mile flight to San Diego From Miami the route follows an airline course s panning the Gulf of Mexico crossing to the Pacific by way of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec to the Mexican port of Acapulco on the Pacific side Capt Edwin L Mnsick inset in command of the ship estimated it would require ID hours to reach Acapulco where the plane will remain overnight MAKE PLANS FOR fllifiiis Hopkins No 1 Candidate for Job as Relief Act Nears Final Action WASHINGTON March 27 G Creating machinery for spending 54880000000 occupied the admin istration today as the workrelief program appeared headed for the congressional finish line Harry L Hopkins relief adminis trator emerged as the number one candidate for handling the program to give work to 3500000 employ ables with such others as Secretary Ickes and Undersecretary Rexford G Tugwell apparently booked for more or less important parts Some officials recalled previous white house expressions that Pres ident Roosevelt himself will be the chief boss of the relief fund but his personal activity was expected to deal more with policies than details To Announce Organization As soon as the senate and house conferees have concluded a final draft of the relief bill and their work has been approved by each house the administration was ex pected to announce its workrelief organization A ballot on repeal of the pink slip publicity provision of the in come tax law was expected in the senate today as the house discussed naval matters Other capital developments Henry I Harriman president of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States urged the senate labor committee to hold up the Wagner labor disputes bill until the supreme court interpreted the re covery acts collective bargaining lause Minimum Schedule Secretary Wallace established a minimum schedule of payments for sugar beets of the 1935 crop for producers in Colorado Nebraska Wyoming and Montana Strong support of the Wheeler resolution proposing an investiga tion of railroad financing was given Turn to rage 2 Column fit Medal Honors Hero for Arctic Journey Made 50 Years Ago WASHINGTON March 27 A congressional medal of honor to day rewarded Maj Gen A W Greely for his harrowing adventures IE the Arctic half a century ago It was plain the 91 year old hero considered the recognition a bit be lated What difference does it make had asked recently Ill be dead in a year or two anyway Greely carried the American flag farther north in 1882 than any man ver had penetrated previously Af erward the general saw all but seven of his 25 men die of starva tion and cold before rescue came Today officials pinned the medal on him with ceremony Aent Tells Dope Ring Turned Crooked and Enlisted With Gang of Smugglers WASHINGTON March 27 A story of how customs agents re cently broke lip what was called one of the largest opium smuggling rings in this country was unfolded today to treasury officials by Melvhi L Hanks of Seattle hero of the episode Hanks who is 40 and a veteran of 15 years in the customs service turned crooked thats what he told his quarry and enlisted in the alleged ring described as the Chin group composed largely of Chinese Hanks stayed with the ring14 months and smuggled large quantities of opium making de liveries as far east as Detroit and Chicago Time to Strike Finally the time came to strike As the treasury officials told the story the vessel Tantalus was docked at Seattle with 200 cans of smoking opium which smugglers had placed aboard The narcotic was valued at 525000 Hanks was called into conference with a man whom he described as the big shot1 of the ring and an elaborate set of signals agreed upon Hanks job was to cause the withdrawal of the dock guard at a certain hour at night At that time a flashlight signal from a stern porthole was to summon men who were hovering near in a small boat ready to take off the contraband Without a Hitch Hanks own private plans went off without a hitch Calling in thres agents with rowboats he se reted them beneath the docks where the Tantalus was moored The unloading finally began and after that the capture was de scribed as comparatively simple Hanks summoned to the treas ury at the request of Secretary Morgenthau who wanted to hear the story from his own lips said the operations of the Chin group ran to approximately His grab in Seattle led ultimately to the arrest of alleged distributors in Detroit and Chicago In all 14 3 white men and 11 Chi nese were taken Council Bluffs Man Displays Straw Hat COUNCIL BLUFFS March 27 Lainson Council Bluffs florist became the first and probably the first middlewest blossom forth in a straw hat Lainson who was working in his greenhouse forgot to remove his straw lid and wore it downtown to transact business SAYS MERRIGAN State Witness Says He Was Walking at Ordinary Gait When Shot DES MOINES March 27 Donald Merrigan was walking to ward the front door of Dewey Ber lovichs night club at an ordinary gait a moment before he was slain a state witness testified here today in the third day of the trial of Ber lovich on a charge of murder Merrigan relief worker was shot and killed by the night club proprietor white with his wife and young son at the club the afternoon of Sunday March 10 Berlovich has admitted shooting Merrigan but claimed self defense He said the slaying followed a fight Wesley Ericson of Des Moines one of four men who had been play ing bridge in the cigar store next to Berlovichs club and who rushed to the clubs front door when they heard a disturbance said he was directly against the door and saw two pairs of feet under the swing ing doors which separate the club front and back rooms After Mrs Merrigan and her son came through the doors into the front room Erickson testified Mer rigan walked into the room and his clothing appeared disarranged Two other state witnesses des cribed events preceding the shoot ing one testifying Merrigan was about 10 or 12 feet from his wife when the first shot was fired WEST TEXAS HIT BY DOST STORM Temperatures Drop Toward Freezing Point Sun Is Obscured By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Temperatures were dropping to ward the freezing point in the dust ridden plains states Wednesday as west Texas reported one of the worst dust storms of the season Visibility was reduced to a few hundred feet the sun was obscured and breathing was difficult Blinding dust clouds driven by a cold wind whipped on southward across the state The storm reached Fort Worth and Dallas in the form of a reddish haze about 9 a m Dust clouds continued to blot out the sun in many parts of Ok lahoma Weather observers warned of possible frost tonight Southwest Kansas was digging out of an overnight dust storm A dusty tinge was visible against rain clouds over Denver where snow fell in the night and frost appeared today Southeast Colorado still was without needed moisture to stop soil blowing Dust was blanketing eastern New Mexico AMENDMENT TO BASIC SCIENCES BILL IS ADOPTED Iowa House Votes 990 for Bill to Refund Warrants DES MOINES March 27 amendment under which successful completion of basic science courses in accredited colleges would be sub stituted for examination before the state basic science board was ap proved today by the Iowa house This was the major modification enacted as the lower branch spent the morningin consideration of the senate approved basic science bill The measure which would require persons seeking to practice medi cine chiropractic or osieopathis professions to exhibit proficiency in six basic sciences specified in its original form that all must take an examination in those sciences under a six man state board Pass Warrant Bill The house voted unanimously 99 to 0 today for passage of the warrant refunding and public bid ding bill after accepting by acclam ation an amendment rewriting the original measure Final action came less than five minutes after the bill was called up as a special order of business at the opening of the session and adoption was without floor debate Amendment byAuthors yiThe amendment was offered1 by three of the authors of the original bill They were R G Moore of Har rison A H Bonstetter of Kossuth and Lemar P Foster of Cedar all democrats House members under stood the amendment met with ap proval of Gov Clyde L Herring who had urged adoption of such leg islation The major change effected by the amendment was addition of a clause under which the executive council would be given the optional right to reject public bids and sell warrants at their discretion at private sale A requirement is included however that the terms of any private sale must be equally as favorable to the public as the most favorite bid Goes to Senate The bill which now goes to the senate would permit the refunding of state sinking fund anticipatory warrants without considering the refunding issue in excess of 000 legal limit now effective When taken up for preliminary discussion a week ago the bill was amended to place authority for warrant issues with the executive council rather than the governor the state treasurer and comptroller as was at first provided Eliminate Opposition The amendment to the basic sci ence bill was offered by Represen tatives Robert B Blue R of Wright and Charles Putnam D of Potta wattamie Blue explained that he believed it would help eliminate the opposition which has existed against the establishment of a basic science board with the right to bar from professional practice any per sons who might failthe basic sci ence examinations The amendment sets out that the basic science board shall waive ex amination in any or all of the six subjects if students present a cer tificate from any college accredit ed by the North Central association of secondary schools and colleges showing that he has passed such colrses with a grade of 5 or better Another Change Defeated The vote on the amendment was 104 to 2 and will require return of the bill to the senate on final ap proval by the house Another amendment offered by Turn to pflKe 2 column 2 Snubs Perkins Criticized by Mrs Franklin Roosevelt for calling Secretary Perkins a mere politician Miss Martha Jams prominent University of Cali fornia alumna turned her fire on the presidents wife whom she called a cheap head line seeker Associated Press MARTENS TALKS INOWNDEFENSE Says Wife Pointed Shotgun at Him and Was Killed in Struggle NEWTON March 27 Adolph Martens Slgourney farmer charged with the murder of his wife last August testified at his trial today she had pointed a shot gun at him after an argument and that she was shot during a struggle for possession of the gun His stepdaughter Martens said then attacked him with a butcher knife and was struck with the gun as he warded off her attack Mar tens recently was acquitted of the murder of his stepdaughter In his testimony the defendant said he had been attacked previous ly by his wife and related argu ments they had over financial mat ters He told of going to Gibson on the day of the slayings to get esti mates for the construction of a new house and of visiting the bank that day The shotgun which figured In the slayings Martens testified was bent when he attempted to hide it under a pile of posts and was not bent by blows on the heads of his wife and stepdaughter Martens began his testimony af ter a defense motion for a directed verdict was overruled late yester day The court ruled out all testi mony of Herbert J Walters Chi cago handwriting expert as well as the testimony of Mr and Mrs Frank Hurd of Galesburg 111 who testified Martens had corresponded with matrimonial agencies within two months after the slayings Dies as Plans Are Made to Celebrate His 67th Birthday HUMBOLDT March 27 Samuel S Johnson retired farmer died here today on his sixtyseventh birthday A birthday celebration for him had been planned His widnw and seven children survive President Gets on Old Clothes to Go Fishing MIAMI Fla March 27 President Roosevelt looked today for old clothes and fishing rods out on the Atlantic where the game fish play Keeping his annual rendezvous in this region for a few days of re laxation he headed southward along the coastline with the Ba hama islands as his objective He put to sea in a midsummer heat yesterday afternoon from Jacksonville His staff establishing headquarters here today awaited i word of his boarding the yacht Nourmahal of Vincent Astor from which he will do his fishing Mr Roosevelt made sure of his workrelief plans before boarding the destroyer Farragut He talked with Harry L Hopkins federal lief administrator who was confi dent of a quick start once final congressional approval is given tht four billion dollar program Appar ently satisfied of congressional progress Mr Roosevelt cruised into the Atlantic unaccompanied by of ficial aides and determined on a real vacation TO BUILD ARMY FOR GUN ON PAR TO FRENCH Simon Back in London Eden on to Moscow After Talks 1933 ljTha Tress BERLIN March 27 high authority stated today that Reichs fuehrer Hitler demands absolute military equality on a gun for gun the other European powers This authority said Hitler told Sir John Simon British foreign secre tary who returned to London this morning that Germany would be content with a small percentage of the British navy Hitler told Sir John according to this source he wanted army equal ity with France gun for gun man for man and airplane for airplane and intimated he wanted superior ity over Russia Keeps Eye on Russia The rcichsfuehrer the authority said strongly indicated that even though France were to reduce arm aments greatly Germany would not follow suit until it was certain what Russia would do It was said that at every turn Sir John found Hitler standing firmly on the foundation stone of the nazi foreign echtigung meaning equality Germanys return to the league Hitler was stated to have said de pended upon whether he judged Germany was being treated as a great nation should be Objects to league Amongthe objec tions to the league were said to be his contention that Germany never had been given equal treatment with France and Great Britain that the Germans always drew minor assignments while French and Eng lish handled vital political matters The authority said that in the conversations between Hitler and Sir John the revision of important parts of the Veisailles treaty espe cially the arms clauses were re garded as an accomplished fact through the nazis own action in de creeing compulsory military train ing and the creation of an air force Revised The conversations said this source were not held to determine whether the treaty should be re vised They were started from the viewpoint that the treaty already had been revised by the Germans unilateral action The question was and is what to do about a very real armaments Germany today turned from the international council table and di rected her energies once more to rearming While Sir John prepared to leave for London an air ministry official made known that details of Ger manys new military air force would be published soon Eden to Moscow Capt Anthony Eden British lord privy seal and Sir Johns associate in the two day parley departed last night for Moscow Warsaw and Turn fo Paffe 3 Column 1 George Washington Do you know that the original family name of George Washington was de Wessyngton That 39 states have counties named for him while 41 cities and towns bear his name That although he was childless he adopted or assumed the expenses of no less than nine children That in one battle he had two horses shot from under him and had four bullet holes in his coat That he had a tremendous temper but kept it wonderfully under control Doubt less there are innumerable interest ing facts about him that you do not know Send for our George Washington booklet and learn them Ten cents will bring a copy postpaid Use this coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic 3 Haskin director Washington D C I enclose 10 cents in coin care fully wrapped for the George Washington Booklet Name nvnfr Street City State Mail to Washington D ;