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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 28, 1936, Mason City, Iowa AaoJ E I S V I T OK NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII F1VF CKNTS A COPY ASSOCIATED TRESS CEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 28 1936 THIS 1AlElt CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 148 Regulation of Floods Congress Now Sees Need With to Capital MASON CITY IN TOURNEY FINALS By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA Flood control seems likely to have something done for it as a sequel to recent inunda tions in many parts of the coun try It was quite a lesson to con gress to see Washington i t self threatened Even lawmak ers from flood proof territory were impressed by the spectacle o f government employes hustling valuable rec ords from the lower floors of Uncle Sam s departmental buildings to second or third stories for safety from the rising Potomac For that matter there was talk of danger to the foundations of the Washing ton monument and the Lincoln me morial Though the tide subsided before more than a few hundreds of thou sands of dollars worth damage had been done there was a good bit of excitement while the peril lasted Theoretical Proposition To legislators from areas where freshets are no particular menaca flood control has been largely a theoretical proposition In a general way all have recog nized the necessity of protecting the MississippiMissouriOhio and other river valleys and of safeguard ing cities like Pittsburgh against disappearing under water At the same time the average statesman from an upland consti tuency has felt small enthusiasm when called on to vote for millions oj money to be spent entirely out side his own bailiwick Right after a bad flood in one locality or an other he has been semiinclined to support a reasonable amount of river control but always hereto fore it has been a somewhat evan escent inclination Spectacular This Time To be sure following past floods invariably has been a con gressional cry of Never again afUr which a few dry seasons have ensued and the subject has been more or less forgotten But not that some progress has been made For example army en gineers speak of the lower Mississip pi as pretty effectively regulated Elsewhere however not much has been accomplished as was demon strated by the latest epidemic of waters It was a spectacular demonstration too in that it was mainly at the expense of congested populations where such dislocations of normal activities are especially noticeable the washing out of a few thousands of bottom lands farm families on the Mississippi how ever seriouslythey may suffer is not a concentrated disaster compar able to the cutting off of Pitts burghs electricity gas dnnkmg water and food supplies Flood Conscious Moreover Washingtons jeopardy with congress in session in the midst of it has made the national law makers flood conscious They barely missed having to de pend on candles for their own illum ination Those of them who live while here onthe Virginia side ot the river had trouble in getting home upon adjournment There were hints that the Washington monu ment might tumble down attracting a deal of attention In short the flood control idea has had no little favorable advertis ing It also lends itself to present con ditions Employment is sorely needed and flood control work will provide a lot i of it It is largescale stuff and it is i not boondoggling it is construc i live But it has one bitter The utilities Why Utilities Object The utilities do not object to the sodding of slopes or to the reaffor estation of hills to prevent rain water from rushing overrapidly 1 down stream i What they do object to is the multiple damming of streams from little creeks down to big rivers to controlthem Control per in I deed is o k with the utility folk j but the dams will mean the possi bility of an enormous generation of I hydroelectric power salable by the I government in competition with 4 private generators j Used to Do It j The beavers used to do the dam v dams j But the beavers are gone there were not such bad floods in their day Not that the utility interests have j anything against the beavers they J did not employ their dams to gen ii erate hydroelectric power But dams are needed collaterally I with reafforestation resodding cut off sdiking et cetera They are the one item that the utility people can not stomach WEBSTER CITYS QliiNT 26 T010 Vast Improvement Over First 2 Games Shown by Champions 1st 2nd 3rd Final Ames Ottumwa E HI DES MOINES Citys 1935 champions showing a vast improvement over their other two games smashed their way into the inals of the state high school bas ketball tournament for the second straight year with a 26 to 10 vic tory over Webster Citys rangji team in a semifinals contest Sat urday j Holding its rivals to three field oals the Mason City quintet played a cool deliberate game behind the sparkling play of Howard Stoecker 1935 all state center who performed brilliantly in feeding his sharpshoot g mates under the basket The Mohawks grabbed an 8 lo 0 margin in the first period but slowed down a bit in the second quarter that saw Webster City col lect its first basket a fast break under the bankboard Stoeckers free throw and Everett Fletchers basket was the only Mason City scoring while the Lynx collected four free throws following the ini tial field goal Fletcher Opens Scoring Everett Fletcher opened the scor ing for Mason City on the frst tip off sinking his basket from the side Wayne Wood Mason City guard followed with a second shot from the foul circle Johnny Ship Hauptmanns Chances to Escape Chair Decline Evans Urges Farmers to Act at Once to Insure Eligibility for Payments FINAL GAME RESULTS Readers may phone the Globe Gazette for results of the final game of the state high school basketball tournament Saturday night in which Mason Citys Mo hawks will seek their second straight championship The North Iowa edition of the Globe Gazette to be printed after the game ends will be sold on the streets shortly after 10 oclock The game is scheduled to start at oclock By IOKTICK M HEDGE Associated Press Staff Writer AMES M Evans chair man of the old Iowa cornhog com mittee proposed Saturday that Iowa farmers take immediate steps to insure their eligibility for payments under the new soil con servation p r o gram Evans i s at tending a train ing school here for temporary community com irnitteemen and Ifield representa tives where de tails of the pro gram are being e x p 1 a i ned by A A A officials A farmer can get a rough idea K M Evans of his base acre age right now Evans said by figuring his acreage of soil deplet ing grain crops in 1935 and add ing the acres shifted to soil con servin grasses and legumes crops under the 1933 adjustment program Favors Same Acreage Evans proposed that farmers plant about the same acreage of corn as they did last year and pro ceed with the seeding of a consider able acreage of small grain to clover without waiting for detailed explanations of the program He cautioned that the acreage should be large enough so that the farmer has seeded to clover at least 15 per cent as many acres as he had in grain crops during 1935 In this way he said the farmer can be assured of qualifying for pay ments under the program Evans pointed out that when the farmers soil depleting base acre age is established later he can BABY BURNED TO DEATH AT BRITT Milton Brown Father Is Severely Burned in Res cue Effort BRITT Delores Lavonne Brown 9 months old burned to death Saturday in a fire which de stroyed the Browns farm home fives miles south of here Her father Milton Brown suf fered severe burns as he attempted to rescue the baby from the burning ley made it 50 with a free throw Fletcher added another point on a free throw Ralph Burton entered the Webster City lineup in an ef fort to get the Lynx offense under way Wood sank his second basket to set the tally at 80 where it re mained when the quarter ended Burton reserve guard counted the Lynx first score in a drive under the basket after two score less minutes had passed in the sec ond quarter Bill Ostlund forward gave Webster City another point on a free throw Burtons free throw cut the margin to 84 Mrs grown discovered the house Makes Free Throw jn flames when she returned from Howard Stoecker Mohawk cen visiting with a neighbor ter flipped in a free throw and the count stood 94 Don Shelton Webster City center fouled by Stoecker dumped in two free throws On the drive back down the floor Fletcher rammed in his second basket to send Mason City to the halftime rest with a 116 ad vantage After nearly three scoreless min utes Shipley parked in a basket under the bangboard Wood Mason City guard made it 146 with a free throw Shelton counted his first goal with a tip short under the basket to cut the margin to 148 Capt Henry Hert Mason City guard flickedin a long shot to give Mason City a 168 margin with two minutes to go in the quarter Jack Wallace entered the Mason City lineup for Shipley at forward Leading 16 to 8 The quarter ended without fur ther scoring the defending cham pions leading 168 Hert counted his second basket from outside the foul circle as the final period got under way Fletcher tipped in a rebound and Webster City took time out with Mason City leading 20S Stoecker lanky Mason City pivot fence off his required acreage of clover To Be Chairman A high official source tlisulosed Friday that Evans is scheduled to be named chairmen of the state committee which will administer the soil conservation program The source said the announce ment probably would be made in Washington next week Other mem bers of the old Smith of Newton Hervey Hazen of Denmark R K Bliss Iowa exten sion director and Leslie M Carl federal agricultural statistician for to be reappointed the source said Official explanations of the new program which is estimated to bring about 530000000 into Iowa brought out that only a soil depleting base will be established this year In the old cornhog program the historical 193233 base was used 2 Kinds of Payments There will be two kinds of pay ments class I or soil conserving payments and class II or soil build ing payments In order to qualify for payment in class I a farmer must have 15 per cent as many acres in soil conserving crops as he has in his soil depleting base Class II payments in Iowa will average an estimated for each acre a farmer shifts from his soil depleting base acreage into soil con serving and soil building crops The maximum allowance permitted in the class II payments is 1 an acre lor each soil conserving and soil building crop on the farm in 1936 Claude Wickard assistant admin istrator for the north central region which includes Iowa said Iowa farmers probably will receive a an acre payment for 1936 aeedings of red clover and an acre for new alfalfa seeding Such payments however will not be made to farmers who already have reached ance their maximum allow Have You Read Your Newspaper in the game The final score was Mason City 26 Webster City 10 Bovscore MASON CITY 26 G Fletcher Shipley Wallace F0 Stoecker C 3 Hert G2 Wood G 2 Hepner G FT 1 1 0 3 0 I 0 Totals WEBSTER CITY 10 Mason F Meyer F D Ostlund F B Ostlund F Shelton C Prang fl G 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Burton G 1 FT 0 0 1 Totals Score at half Mason City 11 Webster City 6 Missed free throws Fletcher Shipley 2 StoccUer 3 W Wood 2 1 From the leadership of what organization did R E Clements resign the past week 2 Whose house in the Bronx New Tork City did Gov Harold G Hoffman of New Jersey visit 3 In what nation were large private industries abolished 4 What nations signed the new naval treaty at London 5 Who was Mrs Cora A Win ters 6 Who went on trial at Bed ford for the murder of his wife 1 Mason City high school de feated what team 307 in the first game of the state basketball tour nament 8 What St Louis Cardinal baseball holdout finally came to terms 9 President Roosevelt received an honorary degree from what college in Florida 10 What army post com mander recently removed for a slur on the new deal was given three months leave of absence by President Roosevelt ANSWERS ON PAGE 2 D Ostlund 1 Shelton 1 Frank 1 Burton Bud Knox of Des Moines U umpire Verle Davis of Fenn got his first basket when play was resumed Bob Ostlund and Harley Meyer forwards entered the Web ster City lineup Irving Hepner took Woods guard post in the Mason City lineup Stoecker added another point to the I Mohawks total on a free throw FT D Shipley reentered the Mason City Flung OqUdU lineup for Fletcher at forward with one minute to go Stoecker sank a free throw with 45 seconds to go and a second later tipped a basket to put Mason City out in front 2fi8 Bob Ostlund sank Webster Citys first basket in the i quarter with 20 seconds to go Ma ton Citys reserves began coming squad Murderers Career NUORO Sardinia Pintore convicted of the murders of eight persons mutiliation of their bodies and four attempted slayings was executed Saturday by a firing FLOYD HORTONS ATTORNEYS QUIZ MRS FORECAST IOWA Showers probable Sat urday night and Sunday turning lo snow in extreme west portion and in central east portions Sunday warmer in extreme east colder in west portion Saturday night much colder Sunday MINNESOTA Snow probably Saturday night and Sunday much colder Sunday ald in the west Saturday nigiit IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 2t hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 4K Minimum in Night 27 At 8 A M Saturday 42 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO weather out look for the period of March 30 to April 3 For upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Generally fair and cold first of week snow or rain and somewhat warmer Wednesday or Thursday fair at close of week Seek to Show by Words That She Did I Actual Murder BEDFORD Mortons attorneys tore Saturday at the tes jmony of his paramour Mrs Anna j Johnston seeking to show by her own words that she and not Hor ton Killed Mortons wife with poi son Warily and sometimes heatedly the buxom widow who was a neigh bor of the Hortons southeast of Bed ford parried Defense Attorney Ho mer S Stephens questions Her checks were flushed her eyes j sharp Experience on the witness I stand however seemed to restore a measure of her heretofore marble faced calm broken Friday during her recital of the illicit love junkets she and Horton made of her pur chase of poison of statements she said Horton made to her which the state contends showed he poisoned the wife he married 14 years ago Goes Over Testimony Stephens went over her testimony little by little checking each state ment she made to the jury Why did you purchase the poi son he asked at one point To kill rats replied Mrs John stonbut said she couldnt remem ber subsequent questions as towhat day she put the poison out for the rats She was certain however that I didnt tell anyone about it and that no one saw roe The witness could not remember either the size of the poison bottle which the state as yet has not in troduced as an exhibit And what asked Attorney Stephens did you do with the poi son Mrs Johnston I didnt take it myself snapped the widow Kcfcrs to Excursions Stephens frequently referred to what he termed the excursions the witness and Horton took to ho tels for love trysts Did you know where you were going he asked No not always said the widow But you did know what you were going for didnt you Yes I knew Mrs Johnston re plied And you anticipated these excur sions didnt you I guess so replied the widow Mrs Johnston declared that she had not been promised anything by the state for her confession or for her plea of guilty to a murder charge After Guilty Pica She said that when she was brought back from Rockwell City reformatory where she was held af ter her guilty plea I did not know 1 was going to be a state witness Humph exclaimed Stephens You know this is Hortons trial dont you Yes Mrs Johnston said Before turning the witness over for cross examination Special Pro secutor James R Locke drew from Mrs Horton the statement that af ter the poison disappeared from my home there wasnt any more there She said that Horton had free access to her home and usually entered without knocking Substituted for Medicine The state contends Horton took the poison from Mrs Johnstons home and subsituted it for cold medicine in a capsule his paramour prepared for his wifes cold Friday Mrs Johnston testified she planted an empty capsule in Mrs Hortons purse after Hortons wife died because Floyd wanted me to do so it will look like she done it herself When she demurred she said Horton urged her and said therell be no blame on you It was then she testified she put the capsule wrapped in a piece of newspaper in the purse Calm Giies Way The calm outward appearance which Mrs Johnston had presented earlier in the questioning gave way as she told of her relations with her farmerneighbor She told of sever al trips she had made with Horton ON THE INSIDE President Goes Fishing News Events of Past Week Told in Review ON PAGE 2 More Large Incomes in Iowa During 1935 ON STATE PAGE Byers Speculates on New Mussolini Move PAGE 4 COLUMN 2 Mason City Tourist Park Being Abandoned ON PAGE 10 and had slaved at hotels with him Once she said she registered for both as Mr and Mrs Johnson Outer Mongolian Republic Accepts Pact With Russia Deport 3 Japanese Soldiers Killed in New Fighting Along Frontier MOSCOW Outer Mon golian republic proclaimed its ap proval of a mutual assistance agree ment with the soviet union Satur day just after soviet advices said ihree Japanese invaders were killed n renewed fighting on the far east ern frontiers Under the terms of the virtual military alliance Russias huge army would go to Mongolias aid in Lhe event that threats of a far east ern invasion attributed to the Jap anese were fulfilled Japanese forces were reported in soviet press advices to have been concentrating near the Norm lake sector of the boundary between Outer Mongolia and the Japanese sponsored state of Manchoukuo leading to a soviet belief that fur ther border raids were in prospect Not to Call Army The soviet unions mighty army of more than one million men was expected not to be called upon for protection by the Outer Mongolian republic however unless a major invasion were launched The small Hural or peoples as sembly of Outer Mongolia ap proved the mutual assistance pact with Russia Friday night and con cluded its sessions with authoriza tion for an increase in the size and equipment of the Mongol army Report New Fighting The Moscow announcement of the Mongol action followed closely upon the reports of fresh border fighting and Japanese rejection of a soviet suggestion for formation of a com mission to study the disputes of the entire RussoManchoukuoan fron tier Soviet advices said five Japanese cavalrymen invaded soviet territory yesterday afternoon over the Arguni river near a settlement at Borzin skv and clashed with a soviet bor der patrol Three of the Japanese were reported to have been left dead on soviet soil the other two cavalry men retreating to Manchoukuo F R Warns Congress to Cut Spending WASHINGTON T Congress enjoying a weekend rest that gave its members time to follow new Borah campaign moves and the Hauptmann case was reported Sat urday to have received a new warn ing from President Roosevelt against spending above budget lim itations The warning it was said went to chairmen of house and senate ap propriations committees and other leaders The president was quoted as telling them budget limits must be observed if still more taxes in addi ition to those he recommended re cently arc to be avoided Some observers thought the ad vice aimed particularly in the sen ate which already has added 000000 to house appropriations Boruh Extends Drive Other developments Senator Borah extended his cam paign for the republican presiden tial nomination into the northwest revealing he would enter the Oregon primary Records showed the communica tions commission which aided the senate lobby committee in obtaining copies of telegrams had declined similar assistance to the justice de partment and the securities com mission Many members of congress anx ious to get home and begin cam paigning feared they face two more months in the capital Hearings on Taxes The 5799000000 tax program on which the house ways and means committee will begin public hear ings Monday President Roosevelts request for more for relief and other business might keep the chambers in session until June 1 many legislators felt Previ ously leaders had hoped to get away fay May 1 Some legislators who will have Townsendite opposition in forth coming electoral battles are hoping i that a house investigation of the a month old age pension move ment will turn up disclosures which they can use as campaign ammuni tion They were reported to be urging speed by the investigating committee Another Investigation Another investigation the 000 survey of the workings of the American Telephone and Telegraph company will be resumed Tuesday Federal communication commission investigators said they would seek to determine whether the utility tried to control any elections The house passed late Friday and sent to the senate a bill requiring Will Sign Agreement to Humanize Warfare LONDON sources said Saturday that Japan and Italy will join the United States GOVERNOR DOES NOT INTEND TO ISSUE REPRIEVE Calls Pardons Court to Meet Monday Wilenlz in Statement HAUPTMANN AT A 0LANCE By The Associated 1ress Cov Harold G Hoffman reiter ated he has no intention of giv ing Bruno Richard Hauptmann a second reprieve but declined to commit himself ns to whnt he would do in case of unusual de velopments Robert W Hicks Washington criminologist reports to governor on throe phases of his investiga tion of the case which Hoffman says will be further investigat ed Governor calls New Jersey court of pardons to meet Monday to consider second plea of Haupt mann for clemency Ally Gen David T Wilcntz says lie will withhold any state ment regarding his attitude to wards another reprieve until gov ernor asks him for it Secretary Ickes gives Arch W Loney federal wood tester per mission to continue investigation which Loney says convinces him kidnap ladder wood did not come from Hauptmanns attic Hauptmann confident he will escape execution By DALE HARRISON Rnpyriilil 1MB by Thj AHsnclnlcil prem TRENTON N chances of Bruno Richard Hauptmanna escaping electrocution next Tuesday night fell perceptibly Saturday when Gov Harold G Hoffman Said he had no intention of issuing an other reprieve The governor who said he would gladly stay the execution of the condemned Lindbergh baby killer if he had the legal right called the court of pardons to meet Monday to consider Hauptmanns second plea for clemency There was doubt how ever that the prisoners appeal would be successful The court of pardons one high source pointed out is not a law trib unal It is a mercy court and a convict appearing before it must ad mit guilt and beg for mercy This Hauptmann has refused to do per sistently professing innocence To Continue Probe Governor Hoffman in a lengthy interview with the Associated Press lobbyists to disclose details of their reaffirmed his belief that HaupN finances The RobinsonPatman bill prohibit ingmanufacturers to make price discriminations in favor of chain stores received powerful backing when Representative Bankhead D Ala house leader came strongly for it Saturday out SCORES DRIVEN OUT OF HOMES Rivers Swell in Lower Ohio Valley arid South Upper Mississippi Rises By THE ASSOCIATED 1KESS Rising rivers drove scores of fam ilies from their homes in the lower Ohio valley and the south Saturday Approximately 100 persons evac uated their dwellings in Pope coun ty Illinois as the overburdened Ohio continued to swell Observers warned a 46 foot crest next week would cover the Golconda 111 wa ter front to a five foot depth Thousands of acres along the Ten nessee river were flooded Many res idents of the menaced area took to the hills The highest levels in four years were in prospect The Cumber land river also expanded to threat ening proportions The upper Mississippi slowly swelled A huge ice field swept away a 396 foot pontoon bridge utilized by a railroad at Reads Landing Minn The Ohio was above flood stage from Pittsburgh to Cairo 111 but no new damage was indicated Evansville Ind looked for n stage of ian feet Monday but the rise had virtually halted above Cin cinnati Further upstream rehabilitation Great Britain and France in si an agreement to humanize warfare j Experts are drafting the accord and Floyd paid for the hotel room j which is exprrteri to be signed next j Horton chewed prum and stared at week as a separate document her or at the courtroom floor as the j connection with the new naval i njnc i work was pushed widow testified itreaty Meanwhile the house banking committee approved a measure to authorize the Reconstruction Fi nance corporation to lour up to 52fi000000 tn persons and corpora tions in the stricken areas mann was not fairly tried that some evidence against him was open to serious doubt and that the murder of the infant son of Col and Mrs Charles A Lindbergh March 1 1932 was the crime of more than one person The execution of Hauptmann the governor said will not signal the end of the investigation he has been prosecuting independently for sev eral months Even as the governor talked Robert W Hicks a Wash ington criminologist waited outsids to report on the results of an in quiry that carried him to Cuba and brought him hurrying back by plane Hicks reported to the governor on three phases of his investigation and at the end the governor said Reports on 3 1hases It is very interesting and will be further investigated The three phases on which Hicks reported were 1 A fourpage affidavit by Sam uel W Garelick the man Dr John F Condon Jnfie is said to have seen in Miami in December 1S34 Condon questioned Garelick who is from Bayonne J and who now is serving a life sentence for extor tion in Cuba 2 A nine page statement by Har ry Sidrnor in which the operation of a midwest extortionist gang is dealt with in connection with the Lind bergh case 3 A statement by Dr Alfonso GonzaiCK in which Gonzalcs states that in October 1932 he was shown a letter by a middle aged uniden tified German offering to exchanga Lindbergh ransom money the sig nature on the letter Gonrales told Micks was that of Tulor Fiseh the man Hauptmann says owned the ransom money Execution Not Expected The governor declined to sny what ho would do in case of somo extraordinary development such ns a confession or startling new evi dence but tht1 opinion persisted in many quarters that the execution would not take place i There also is an opinion in at least one high source that unless thg ;