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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 28, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 0 E R v c y rI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PHESS LEASED W1KE SKKV1UE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 28 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 143 Would Clear Out Gallery House Bill Conceded but Little Chance of Passing By HERBERT PLUMMEB A S H I N G T O JN March 28 A c o n c u rrent resolution has been introduced in the house by a young represen tive from Wis consin which if enacted into law would bring to capitol hill about the most sweep ing change ever encountered The author is Raymond J Can non a second termer The res olution would bar the public from the galleries of both houses of congress The chances of passing such a bill are very remote Cannon himself will admit that As he puts it None of us receive any kick out of talking to an empty gallery Capitol hill has seen however what effect such a bill would have on congressional proceedings and only recently It was when Huey Long of Louisiana packed his bag after the prevailing wage amendment to the workrelief bill was defeated and returned to the bayou country to do a little private and personal kingfiEhing Long Gone House Empty Word of Longs departure went the rounds quickly in Washington with the result that the next day senate galleries for days packed and jammed with as many waiting in the corridors outside as in were sparsely occupied The biggest show in Washington had closed down temporarily Oc cupants of the press gallery com pelled to remain at their posts at all times were struck by the fact the senate got downto the business of disposing of the workrelief bill in the most serious fashion since the measure first was reported out by the committee Longs absence discloses a striking absence of laughter punctuating debates and admonitions by the chair to the galleries for order Others Do Get Crowds Theres been a change in the at titude of many senators on the ques tion of speechmaking since the advent of Huey Long Several have not been adverse in the past to making a play to the galleries and have done so Huey however apparently has backed many of these off the boards There are senators other than Huey able to command a gallery audience however Borah of Idaho still can put standing room at a pre mium any time he opens up on in ternational affairs Carter Glass of Virginia rarely stares into vacant seats when it becomes known he is to make a prepared speech 2 Navy Flyers From Carrier Lexington Die in Plane Crash I LOS ANGELES March 28 Two navy flyers from the aircraft carrier Lexington were killed in the crash of a bombing plane in the ocean last night Admiral J M Reeves commanderinchief of the U S fleet reported by radio today They were Lieut Junior E G Kelly 27 a native of Longview Texas and Aviation Machinist Mate R Carilto 39 of San Diego Parts of the demolished plane found Admiral Reeves reported the crash occurred in the midst of sen sational night maneuvers of more than 100 fighting ships of the fleet in which some 400 aircraft were en FORECAST IOWA Fair Thursday night and Friday warmer in west portion Friday MINNESOTA Generally fair Thursday night Friday fair with warmer in west and cen tral portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 49 Minimum in Night 29 At 8 A M Thursday 33 Snowfall Trace For a brief time Wednesday afternoon the weather appeared to be practicing up to imitate a lion on the final days of March The snow was short lived and made no show ing on the ground As a matter of fact the sun didnt even quit shin ing EDEN CONFERS WITH LITVINOFF Germany Not Invited to 3 Power Parley TEACHERS FROM 16 COUNTIES TO ASSEMBLE HERE Arrive for Convention Scheduled to Start Thursday Night ADDITIONAL NEWS ON PAGE 13 Teachers started arriving Thurs day from 16 counties to attend the annual convention of the north cen tral division of the Iowa State Teachers association which was scheduled to get under way Thurs day night with a concert by the north central division orchestra and an address on The World Outlook 1918 1935 by Dr Fred B Smith New York City American chair man of the World Alliance for In ternational Friendship Scores of teachers from the sur rounding counties visited the Ma son City schools Thursday eager to see how classes are conducted in Germans See No Outside Aid PUBLIC INVITED Officers of the north central division of the Iowa State Teach ers association have invited the public to attend the opening ses sion of the convention at the high school auditorium particu larly to hear Dr Fred B Smith talk on international conditions Followingis the program North Cen tral division orchestra Leo Kucinski Morhingside college Sidney Alexander Carlson Congrega tional church Mason City Iowa G C Bagley Mason City president of the board of education and Chamber of Commerce Remarks and President Kate E Skinner World Outlook 1918 1935 Dr Fred B Smith New York City American chair man World Alliance for Interna tional Friendship kindergarten grades high school and junior college Among the first to arrive for the three day event which is to con tinue through Saturday were the officers and members of the execu tive committee headed by Kate E Skinner Fort Dodge president of the organization Chairmen of the local committees have been at work for weeks mak ing the necessary preparations for the convention whicn Is expected to bring at least 1500 to Mason City by Friday These include Principal James Rae of the high school arrangements Florence Larson enrolling Florence OLeary housing Lucile Bauman recep tion Elizabeth Graves publicity and Tommy D Priest admissions The Thursday evening session which starts at oclock with th orchestra concert under the di rection of Leo Kucinski Morning side college is open to the public FAMILY OF FOUR DIES IN FLAMES Iowa Father Mother and 2 Small Children Victims as House Burns MONTROSE March thought to have started from a chicken brooder in an upstairs room razed the house and wiped out the entire Earl Roberson family early this morning their charred bodies being found in the smoulder ing ruins of their farm home 3 miles northwest of Argyle The dead are Earl Roberson 23 Mrs Rober son 21 Susan 3 and Keith is months old The blaze was discovered by Al fred Hohl shortly after 4 oclock but it had gained such headway that efforts of the neighbors to save the structure proved futile AH four bodies were round In the bedroom the parents being near the childrens bed indicating they had made an ineffectual attempt to save the children Plan Sewage Plant IOWA CITY March 28 Purchase of a plot of land on which a sewage disposal plant will be con structed was announced by the city council Call Memel Strife Proof of Situation Declare Nation Must Be Saved by Herself Without Help BERLIN March 28 of European powers to intercede in behalf of the nazis sentenced by a Lithuanian court was viewed in official circles today as a severe Blow to prospects for bringing Ger many into line with their peace program Protests throughout the reich against the action of the military tribunal in condemning four nazis todeath 87 to prison terms were said to have impressed Reicbs fuehrer Hitler greatly As a result German sources said the assurances which Hitler gave Sir John Simon British foreign sec retary of the reichs peaceful in tentions toward Lithuania have been virtually nullified Must Save Herself Memel is absolute proof a Wilhelmstrasse spokesman said that Germany must be saved by herself It shows once more we must be strong and capable We cannot depend upon a collective system which always plays against Germany When guarantees favor Ger many somehow or other they never work Yet we are asked to be stupid enough tb rture to mutual Germany is waiting thfespokes man said to see if the powers finally get into action of their own free will before deciding what steps to take in an attempt to save the lives of the four nazis con demned to death at Kaunas Popular Indignation Everything possible will be done the official source said add ing that the prevailing popular in dignation verging on violence should suffice for the moment as our protest AntiLithuanian sentiment spread throughout Prussia today in the wake of violent rallies protesting against the sentencing of 91 nazis by a Lithuanian military court on charges of plotting to restore Memel to Germany The hostile manifestations reached their peak in Berlin last night as thousands of Germans milled about the chancellery rend ing the air with shouts of fuehrer hit them and Memel is German and remains German Struggle With Police The howling mob swept down the Kurfuerstenstrasse to the doors of the Lithuanian legation where the demonstrators continued to give vent to their resentment while po lice struggled to turn them back While speakers at the rallies de manded revenge and accused Lith uania of menacing the peace of Europe the government was said to be waiting action by the powers which guarantee the Memel statute before resorting to direct diplomat ic interventions Hitler Leads Giant Arms Display This newpiciure rushed from Berlin provides a striking viewof theltuge demonstrar tion held after Chancellor Adolf Hitler startled the world with his arm ament plans Front row left to right Marshal August Mackensen Hitler and Minister of Defense Werner von Blomberg Back of them are Premier Herman Goering center and Admiral Kaedcr right Asso ciated Press SAILOR FRESH FROM SEA GETS TAKEN FOR A BOAT RIDE OMAHA March 28 sailor fresh from the salt sea sailed Into an Omaha beer parlor last night for a schooner of beer and met two Omaha sharks who took him for a boat ride John Burrack on naval leave from Norfolk Va to visit his wife at Tacoma Wash stopped at his former home Strawberry Point Iowa and drew on deposit there While waiting for a bus here he strolled into a beer inn where he saw an Englishman and his pal matching coins Burraek entered the game and produced his roll The Englishman grabbed it saying Well go fiftyfifty When Bur rack protested the roll was tossed in his face and the confi dence men set sail for unknown wa ters The tar examined the roll A bili was wrapped around pieces of newspaper The sailor is shipwrecked here lowan Dies In West PALO ALTO Cal Marcn 28 7 S Olin 79 a native of Clinton county Iowa died here VOTE SOUGHT ON PINK SLIP LAW Major Problems Set Aside as Senate Debates Income Tax Publicity WASHINGTON March 28 A new verdict on publicity of income tax returns occupied the senate to day as major administration legis lative problems slipped momentarily into the background Before nightfall the body which originated the pink slip law was scheduled to ballot on the house re peal bill A test vote yesterday which defeated the LaFollette pro posal for full publicity indicated the senate would close the income rec ords to public gaze Secrecy of conference proceedings cloaked the 54880000000 work relief program The Thomas Silver inflation amendment was considered one of the most troublous issues wit hadministration forces strong for its elimination Lundeen Files Petition While the house considered Dis trict of Columbia matters Speaker Byrns was called upon by the ways and means committee to help break a near deadlock over the adminis trations social security program Further complicating this situation was filing of a petition by Repre sentative Lundeen FLMinn to force a vote on his own old age pen sion unemployment insurance bill Downtown the NRA board head ed by Donald R Richberg grappled for the first time with the wage dispute between Appalachian soft coal operators and the United Mine Workers The problem was to pro cure an agreement which would block a wholesale walkout in the bituminous industry next Monday Other developments during Presi dent Roosevelts absence Baruch Offers Plan Elimination of tax exempt bonds to insure fairer taxing and peace time manufacture ofwar making implements under government li cense or by the government itself were advocated before the senate munitions committee by Bernard M Baruch chairman of the World war industries board A 529660135 writeup in the fixed capital accounts of the Duke Power company the largest hydroelectric company in the south as of the end of 1933 was reported to the trade commission by Roger E Barnes one of its investigators Could Reduce Kutes Meanwhile Louis H Egan presi dent of the United Electric Light Tom In nage 5 column 1 SAYS BERLOVICH HIT FIRST BLOW Widow of Merrigan Slain Transient Worker on Witness Stand DES MOINES March 28 Mrs Donald Merrigan widow of a 32 year old transient worker slain after a fight in a Des Moines night club March 10 testified today that Dewey Berlovich the night club proprietor struck the first blow in the fight that preceded the fatal shooting Berlovich is charged with the murder of Merrigan Mrs Merrigan the first witness called by the state today appar ently had recovered from her col lapse in court yesterday when she saw the bloodstained clothing of her husband introduced as evidence Trio Went to Club She testified she and her husband accompanied by a 3 year old son visited the club in the afternoon in search of her sister Lillian Shope Berlovich came to their table she said and her husband asked him where Lillian could be found Berlovich told us he didnt know where Lillian was and Donald re plied to him that we knew he knew where she is the witness testified Berlovich then called my hus band a liar and rny husband re plied to him I beg your pardon but I am not Hit Her Husband Then Berlovich hit my husband while he was sitting down Merrigan struck back she said and Berlovich fell to the floor arose and rushed at Merrigan again After an exchange of blows Merrigan pinned the night club op erator to the floor I said to Mr Berlovich if Don gets up will you leave him alone he said I promise if you get him off me Ill let him alone Mrs Mer rigan testified Went Toward Door The witness said she then went toward the front door of the night club with her young son with her husband following When her hus band was in the center of the room Mr Berlovich picked up his gun and fired the first shot she testi fied Berlovich fired a second time as her husband was running to the door she said Merrigan collapsed on the sidewalk outside the club In cross examination the de fense attempted to bring out that Merrigan had punished Berlovich I severely REPORTS TO COMMONS ON TALKS IN BERLIN Divergencies of Opinion Revealed in Parley With Hitler LONDON March 28 eign Secretary Sir John Simon told the house of commons today that the German government would not be asked to participate in the three power talks at Stresa Italy called as a result of Reichsfuehrer Hitlers determination to have a German conscript army Sir John told a crowded house considerable divergencies of opin ion were revealed in his talks with Reichsfuehrer Hitler at Berlin on questions of European peace Cheers greeted Sir John from all parts of the house as he rose to re ply to the inquiry of George Lans bury laborite on what happened at Berlin Eager With Anticipation The members were eager with anticipation as they waited to hear what Hitler proposed in his talks with the British envoys on the se curity system envisaged in the re cent AngloFrench communique Unofficial reports already indicated Germany made wide demands as the price for her participation The visit the foreign secretary declared was one of several explor atory trips of British ministers to European capitals and in view of these circumstances itwilLobvious ly be undesirable to makeafuU to tie position which still is under investigation Calls on King George Unauthorized speculations such as iiave appeared in some quar ters Simon said may be dis regarded Sir John had spent 45 minutes in conference with King George at Buckingham palace today then gone to the United States embassy and conferred with Ambassador Robert W Bingham and Counselor Ray Atherton over a lunch telling them the results of his recent con ference in Berlin Hearing Planned on Bill to Tax Natural Gas Piped Into Iowa DES MOINES March 28 Representative A H Bonnstetter chairman of the Iowa house ways and means committee announced today a public hearing on the bill to tax natural gas piped into Iowa will be held at p m Monday at the statehouse The hearing was postponed yesterday because com mittee members were held in a pro longed house session on the basic science bill The natural gas measure would impose a tax of 5 cents a 1000 cubic feet on the first transaction of tha gas following its arrival in the state Extend Deadline for Income Tax Returns DES MOINES March 28 Chairman Ray Murphy of the Iowa tax board anounced the deadline for filing state income tax returns has been advanced to midnight Monday SET JUNE 20 FOR BRUNOS APPEAL TRENTON N J March 28 court of errors and appeals today fixed the date of June 20 for the hearing of Bruno Richard Hauptmanns appeal from convic tion in the Lindbergh kidnapmur der Visits Moscow CATT ANTHONY EDEN BELGIUM ORDERS BOURSES CLOSED Foreign Exchange Not to Be Quoted During Period of Three Days BRUSSELS Belgium March 28 government today ordered the Belgian bourses to remain closed for the next three days beginning today The order was published in a spe cial edition of the official Gazette There will be no quotations of for eign exchange in the country during the period the bourses are closed Closing of the bourses was the governments first open step to clarify the countrys perplexing fi nancial situation Thei expressed In financial quarters Is that a devalu atiori program will be announced at a joint convocation of parliament tomorrow The inclusion of socialists in the newly created cabinet of Premier Paul Van Zeeland is regarded as settling the devaluation issue and leaving open only the quesfion of the amount and whether the Belga will continue to be linked with the gold bloc or join the sterling ranks VOTE CHANGES IN LIVESTOCK BILL State Senate Revises Scope of Measure to Regulate Direct Buying DES MOINES March 28 Scope of the direct livestock buying regulatory bill was revised today by the state senate through the adop tion of committee amendments One amendment agreed to change the definition of packerbuyer to provide that all those purchasing 10000 head or more of stock a year should issue duplicate sales slips The original bill specified buyers of 30000 head or more Another approved amendment provided that packerbuyers pur chasing 50000 head or more of live stock a year report their board prices to the state secretary of ag riculture In the original bill it was set as including buyers of 30000 head or more First Bill Deferred The amendments were among a number of suggested changes spon sored by the state planning com mittee which put the bill on the senate floor The second special order of the day the bill was taken up after the senate had deferred action on a measure to limit the duration of judgments on mortgage notes The senate reversed a previous decision and approved by a 44 to 1 vote the bill to allow for the expenses of the senatorial elec tion contest between Senators C E Malone D of Atlantic and Frank Delzer R of Marne The direct hogbuying bill as in troduced by the committee departs Turn to pnec ft column 2 Polish Cabinet Resigns as Parliament Recesses WARSAW March 28 cabinet of Premier Leon Kozlowski resigned today after the recess of parliament and President Ignace Moscicki commissioned Col War lery Slawek former premier to form a new government The new premiers mission is ex pected to be one of enforcement of the new Polish constitution The resignation of the government is customary at the end of the par liamentary session when a new pre mier is named for the forthcoming year Kozlowskis cabinet was formed last May 15 CONCLUSIONS ON HITLER ACTIONS ARE DISCUSSED Report No Disagreement Met on Problems Taken Up CtipyripM Thn Associated Press MOSCOW March Commissary Maxim Litvinoff and Capt Anthony Eden British lord privy seal today discussed the conclusions to which the Berlin ne gotiations are leading during a two hour conference on the peace of Europe The British envoy received with honors talked to Litvinoff in the latters office in the foreign minis try and the description of the sub ject of their talk was made later by well informed quarters but these sources were unable to say what nature of conclusions were meant Have No Disagreement It was stated however that dur ing their first conversation Litvin off and Eden have had no dis agreement on the problems dis cussed Their parley was described as be ing conducted in an extremely friendly atmosphere Lord Chilston the British ambas sador to Russia Ivan Maisky the Russia ambassador to London and William Strang of the British em bassy were present at the confer ence Exchange Information Captain Eden informed Litvinoff of the conversations he and Sir John Sinion the British foreign sec retary had with Reichsfuehrer Hit ler and other German leaders la Berlin and afterward the two ex changed information and opinions on the most important aspects of the present European situation They are to meet again at a m tomorrow Captain Eden was taken directly to Litvinoffs office after an im pressive welcome at the railroad station by Litvinoff personally and Lord Chilston the British ambassa dor to Moscow Comes From Berlin Captain Eden had completed a journey from Berlin where he and Sir John Simon British foreign sec retary conferred with Reichsfuerer Hitler Captain Eden was accom panied on the trip by Ivan M Maisky the soviet ambassador to London Captain Eden stepped at once into an atmosphere surcharged with the conviction that definite precau tions must be undertaken if tran quility is to be preserved in eastern Europe in the face of German re armament The government mouthpiece the newspaper Izvestia last night vig orously urged conclusion of an aast ern security pact in which Hitler repeatedly has evidenced a disin clination to participate Will Ruin Aims Those who refuse to adhere to such an agreement Izvestia said will reveal their true aims The newspaper added there was no use in concealing that the ideal Turn 1o PUKfi 5 column 3 About the Constitution When the constitution was adopt ed Virginia was the largest state in point of population The consti tution was drafted and adopted by the convention within 100 working days Benjamin Franklin favored a congress of but one house Madi son urged that the supreme court be given the veto power over acts of congress At least 31 of the delegates who framed the consti tution were lawyers These and many more interesting facts about the constitution and its authors are to be found in our new booklet which contains the original text of that document of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation Ten cents will bring a copy Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Ilaskin director Washington D C I enclose 10 cents in coin care fully wrapped for the new booklet on the Constitution of the United States Name Street City State Mail to Washington D CJ ;