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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 30, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NIWJPAWR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1RK MIKVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 30 1935 TJUS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 145 Ambassador to Capital Arizonas Envoy to Be Welcomed by By HERBERT PLCMMKK ASHINGTON March 30 Action of the Arizona state 1 e g i s 1 ature in providingfor an ambassador to W a s h ing ton promises to be come what is known in diplo matic parlance Taffaire protocol when he arrives to present his credentials To whom will he present hia credentials With whom will he discuss problems concerning the sov ereign state of Arizona in the cap ital Those charged with looking after that sort of thing here frankly ad mit theyre stumped But not the Arizona delegation The states three representatives in Ashurst and Hayden and Mrs Isabella Green way member of the house are pre pared to accord him full diploma tic recognition upon his arrival Ambassador to Ohio One authority here has raised the question if Arizonas recognition of Washington evidenced by that state sending an ambassador to the banks of the Potomac implies recognition by Washington of the sovereign state of Arizona The case of the state of Ohio is pointed to as an example Is the federal administrator of FERA sent out from Washington to handle Uncle Sams largess an am tiary bassador or minister plenipotenti ary With all their levity however the Arizona delegation in congress re gard the move of their state legis lature with more concern than they admit openly VVV Wanted Patronage example has compiled statistics showing that out of every dollar the taxpayers of Arizona have paid into the fed BERLOVICH GETS LIFE IN PRISON Pease Elected Head of North Iowa Teachers eral treasury last year they re ceived 36 in He has dis tributed circulars in the state setting forth this information in detail The three Arizona members of congress are frank to admit the mission of the states ambassador here be to obtain more money and patronage for the state Al ready they say there are from 20 to 30 ambassadors or lobbyists from Arizona in Washington try ing to influence legislation in one way or another says Ashurst even if he bears the credentials issued by the governor himself wont make much difference But hell be received with the dig nity befitting his rank nevertheless Hell even have a seat in the sen ate nailery reserved for diplomats he wants it OTHER OFFICERS NAMED AS MEET COMES TO CLOSE Miss Kate E Skinner of Fort Dodge Delegate to National Supt C A Pease of Clear Lake was elected president of the north central division of the Iowa State Teachers association at the closing session of the convention in the lo cal high auditorium Saturday morn ing Miss Elizabeth Slee Webster City was chosen secretary R E Nyquist Mason City treasurer and E W Swanson Humboldt new member of the executive commit tee Miss Kate E Skinner Fort Dodge retiring president was elec ted delegate to the National Edu cation association convention James Rae principal of the Mason City high school was selected as the districts representative on the state association executive commit tee Elected Delegates The delegates to the state as sembly meeting are as follows Supt Elwyn L Miller Lake City Supt Elmer Isvick Dickens Prin cipal W A Cresap Estherville Grade Principal C H Torapkins Garner Clyde Mease Alexander County Supt Miss Florence Wells E A Prehm Northwobd Supt Otto B Lang Algona and Supt C J Christen son W A Ortmeyer Armstrong was Heads Teachers C A PEASE Clear Lake Death Sentence of Fred Blink Appealed SPRINGFIELD March 30 appeal from his death sen tence was filed in the Illinois su preme court by Fred Blink White side county farmer who killed five of his neighbors and was sentenced in the death of John Hamilton He is scheduled to die April 19 selected for the state committee on resolutions Miss Hazel Thomas Belmond for the appropriations committee and B E Beard Web ster City for the legislation com mittee Thenominating committee the re port of which was unanimously ac cepted was made up of A E Ran kin Hampton Eaton Forest chairman City and George Marie Sorum Estherville Reports were presented by Super indent Smith of Buffalo Center del egate to the 1934 N E A conven tion at Washington D and Mr Beard who outlined the work of the committee in codifying the constitu tion of the division association Mr Beard also presented amend ments to the state association con stitution providing for limiting del egation setting of fees and making district presidents the vice presi dents of the state association Express Appreciation Resolutions expressing apprecia tion to the citizens and organiza tions of Mason City including the Boy Scouts Supt R B Irons Principal James Rae and the Mason Turn ic JIHKC 2 column i Weather FORECAST IOWA Cloudy and colder in south and east portions with stiow in south central and ex treme east sections Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy with rising temperature in the west and central portions MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday slightly warmer in south por tion Sundav afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 40 Minimum in Night 24 At 8 A M Saturday 27 Snowfall Inches Precipitation 15 Mason City awoke Saturday morn ing to find an unexpected blanket of white over the community The snow continued to filter down through the early forenoon WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO March 30 ther outlook for the week begin ning Monday April 1 For the region of the Great Lakes the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains consider able cloudiness precipitation about middle and end of week tempera tures mostly near normal SNOW FALLS IN MOST OF STATE Expected to Cover AH oJ Iowa Within Next 24 Hours Snow which had falien to a depth of four and onehalf inches at Sioux City and four inches at Charles City Saturday morning seemed likely to cover most of Iowa within the next 24 hours the government weather bureau at Des Moines forecast Mason City had about two inches of snow Waterloo reported three tenths of an inch before 7 a with a light fine snow still falling A heavy snow began at at Davenport and was expected to continue Des Moines had only a trace of snow It was cloudy at Des Moines Council Bluffs and Keokuk Tem peratures were 31 at Des Moines 26 at Sioux City 30 at Davenport 36 at Keokuk 27 at Waterloo and 29 at Council Bluffs Saturday night the Des Moines weather station forecast cloudy and colder in the south and east por tions and snow in the south cen tral and extreme east sections Sun day it will be partly cloudy with rising temperatures in the west and central portions The shippers forecast is 15 de grees above zero in North Iowa and 22 to 25 in the south Keokuk Fri day was the warmest point with 64 and Sioux City and Charles City were coldest with 26 Railroads Denied Horizontal Boost in Freight Rates ICC Grants Permission to Add Emergency Charges to Existing Rates WASHINGTON March 30 American railroads wre denied the right to make a horizontal increase in freight rates today but at the same time were authorized by the interstatecommerce commission in a split decision again to add emer gency charges to existing rates The emergency charges will ap ply to a large part of the freight traffic of the country until June 30 1936 They are similar said a commis sion resume except in amounts to those which were authorized in 1931 and which ended September 30 1933 Aote Is o to 4 The decision was reached by a vote of 5 to Commissioners Mey er McManamy Mahaffie and Splawn took the view that the rail roads are confronted by a grave emergency which warrants some measure of relief for the next 15 months Chairman Tate and Commission ers Atchison Porter and Miller dis sented asserting they believed rail road rates now are at the ceiling of reasonableness and that increase of a general nature would make them unreasonable and tend to de feat their own purpose by alienating traffic from the railroads 5 Cents Maximum The emergency charges in general on carload traffic will be 7 per cent of the total line haul transpor tation charge subject to a maximum of 5 cents a 100 pounds On a long list of commodities however speci fic maximum charges of less than 5 cents are provided No additional charge is authorized on less than carload traffic for distances under 220 miles and where the haul is for greater distances the charges range from 1 to 11 cents according to distance No emergency charges are au thorized for farm products in gen eral Fresh vegetables fruit cattle sheep hogs milk lumber and fer tilizers are included in the exemp tion Emergency Charges Emergency charges are author ized on coal and coke ranging from 3 to 15 cents a net ton and on iron ore at 10 cents a net ton These items are always treated specially in commission rate cases The carriers estimated the addi tional revenue they were asking at a year HOUSE READY TO APPROVE RELIEF ACT LIMITATION Leaders Decide to Agree Unless Senate Gives in Monday WASHINGTON March 30 House leaders decided today that unless there is a change in the sen ate situation by Monday the hous will accept the work relief bill including the limitation objected to by Secretary Ickes Chairman Buchanan of the house conferees on the bill reiterated tha it is up to the The difficulty was a proviso in serted in the bill requiring that al least onethird of the allocated for loans or grants to the state projects must be spent for direct Ickes contended that would vir ually nullify the chances to spend he money and create jobs The senate conferees a house eader said today wanted to re quire that 50 per cent of the money e spent for work but the house conferees beat them down to 33 13 per Abandonment of all he minimum wage principle was advocated to the senate finance lomxnittee today by Robert W Jr win Grand Rapids furniture manufacturer Speaking also for the National Association for the Elimination of Production Con fdi irwin bjective of the new philosophy is to mt a straitjacket on He was the first industrialist to estify since Chairman Harrison in roduced the new admnistration bill or extending NRA two more years 3nly a small crowd was on hand as rwin vigorously challenged Donald R Richbergs statement that 90 per cent of industry wanted NRA ex tended PROGERS STUDY QUESTIONNAIRES Distillers and Distributors Quizzed on Relations With Iowa Commission DES MOINES March 30 CTO The legislative committee investi gating the Iowa today turned its attention to an swers to questionnaires asking in formation from distillers and liquor distributors The committee spent the mornin in executive session going over the replies Today is the deadline for the replies to be received here under Instructions transmitted to the dis tillers by Floyd E Page commit tee counsel Cmrnittee members before thev concluded their examination report ed receipt of no information regard ing alleged irregularities in the ad ministration of the Iowa liquor con trol act Series of Questions Distillers and distributors were asked a series of questions regard ing their transactions with the com mission and were instructed to fur nish price lists salesmens expense accounts and an affidavit certifying the answers are correct The letter from the committees attorney pointed out that refusal to answer the questions might bar the concern from doing further business with the commission under the provisions of the joint resolution authorizing the investigation Present at todays session were Turn to page 2 column S War Alarms Hold Top of Weeks News By W11XAK0 KEEFE Associated Press Staff Writer Germanys proclamation for con scription spread further alarm through Europe this week Great Britain and Russia expressed fear of a nearing crisis because of Ger manys truculent attitude The conference between Reichs fuehrer Adolf Hitler and Great Britain represented by Sir John Simon foreign secretary Anthony Eden lord privy seal was described as Eden conferred with MaStlm Lit vinoff soviet foreign commissar who urged a union of the great powers to avert war Poland In Protest Poland made diplomatic repre sentations to Germany suggesting that any unreasonable demands on the part of the reich may force Po land into an antiGerman coalition Hitler reiterating that Germany will compromise on armaments when there is an allaround limita tion contended that the Soviets in tention to bolshevize Europe forms the real peril to peace Germany organized a protest tt Lithuania for its sentencing of 90 nazis in the Memel territory to death and imprisonment for murder and sedition Denies Offering Help The reich denied it had offered aviators and army facilities to Abyssinia for service against Italy Mussolini recalled the class of 1911 to military service building to marching force of troops French and Italian for at Stresa April 11 to discuss the united front toward Germany Four bills to strengthen the Jnited States navy were passed by the I Beer Taxes and License Fees Show March Gain The national industrial confer ence boards estimate of unem ployed in the U S in February 935 was an increase of over February 1934 Belgium Quits Gold After a desperate struggle to itay on gold Belgium deserted the European gold bloc Her chamber if deputies approved a government iroposal to suspend the gold stand ard and devalue the belga by 25 er Assured his secretary Louis M lowe is recovering President Roosevelt went fishing in southern waters The senate voted to repeal the pink slip publicity provision of the income tax law following sim ilar house action Died Florence Moore comedi enne at 48 Dr Adolph Monaeles ser known for his researches toward cure for cancer at 79 NATIONATWNK CALL IS ISSUED Records Show March 4 Call Has Been Made 5 Times Since 1914 WASHINGTON March so IOWA BEVERAGE MERCHANTS HIT NEW BEER BILLS Say Abuses Found in Present Law Would Not Be Ended DES MOINES March 30 Members the Iowa Retail Bever age Merchants association repre sentlng beer dealers over the cntlr state today took up the cudgel against certain provisions of re vised beer bills pending In the sen ate and house Asserting what they have pre viously characterized as abuses in the present law would not be cor rected under the rewritten meas ures they struck out against th bills in a lengthy resolution Limitation of the sale of beer af cr 10 or 11 p m was opposed bj he merchants on the grounds such a provision would encourage the bootlegging traffic increase park ing on highways and reestablish in Iowa speakeasies for late hour Claims U S Fate Bound With Europe MOSCOW March 30 the title of The United States at the the governments heavy industry organ Za Indus trializatziu today devoted a long article designed to show that Am ericas fate is bound up with that of Europe The article which was signed by Substitute Is Seen DES MOINES March 30 Beer taxes and license fees collect ed during March increased as com pared with the totals for last month and the same month a year ago records of the state treasurer showed today The state received from this source during March as compared with in Febru ary 1935 and in March 1934 Gasoline tax colloctions brought the state as compared with in February of this i 24205 year and in March a year ago Of the March gas tax collections allocated to the primary road fund to the second ary road fund to sales tax to refund account and to administration ac count Inheritance taxes collected during March represented a gain of over the same month last year totaling for the month as compared with The comptroller of the currency is sued a call today for the condition of all National banks at the close of business Monday March 4 Treasury records disclose the comptroller has asked for a state ment of conditions as of March 4 five times since 1914 The law requires that he ask for not less than three calls a year on any dates he may choose The practice has been to date one call as of the end of the fiscal year on June 30 and another as of the close of the calendar year This it was said is for the pur pose of striking comparisons as of a given date each year A call on the comparable date last year and todays call will give the treasury one and twoyear rec ords of banking progress from the date of the national holiday All the nations banks were closed by Pres ident Roosevelt on March 5 the day after his inauguration Murder Case Against Martens Nears Jury NEWTON March 30 case of Adolph Martens Kcswick farmer charged with the murder of his wife last A ugust is expected 10 go to a jury tonight or early Mon i day i The elimination of near beer sales will result the merchants declared In a substitution of another nature and near bfier will become a pro duct for the Granting of permits to establish ments outside municipal limits un der the jurisdiction of boards 01 supervisors wouldbe detrimental areas of ious the resolution assert ed adding that the supervisors were not prepared to control such areas Financial aspects of the revised measures Came Jn for a share of the criticism from the association the members alleging Will Not Renew 1 A survey shows 35 per cent of the present permit holders will not renew those permits due to finan cial losses and therefore there is not need of limiting the number of permit 2 An increase in the gallonage beer tax to provide an inspection service for all shipments into the state would not provide sufficient revenue for such service and the in spection can already be had by the state and federal food and drug 3 Any increase in retail fees would result in an increase in cit es revenue and not one benefitting n any way the beer Would Reduce Rentals 4 The measure would reduce by 75 per cent the real estate rentals now used for beer purposes and would likewise reduce the rev nue and employment and result in i great loss of equipment to the re al 5 The proposed increase in gal lonage tax and retail license fees would result in an increase in the retail price of beer to the consumer and would result in the reestab lishment of beer sales through il legal channels by which neither the state nor the city would derive any Blame Store Sales The alleged sale of liquor to tav ern keepers by the state liquor store system was blamed as the most important accessory to this existing condition and should be remedied by adjustment within the Iowa liquor The merchants also charged much of the liquor sold by the stata liquor store system has been of a grossly inferior quality while the consumer of Iowa has become quality conscious an avenue to sup ply the consumer with quality goods should be arranged for by legislation Like state stores these retail units should be separated from all other forms of business Senate bills for sale of liquor by the drink and the revised beer law have been set for a special order of business Monday morning April 8 Fined for Reckless Driving EMMETSBURG March Clifford R Cole Lost Island town ship farmer pleaded guilty to reck less driving and was fined and Michael Tanln the highly credited writer affairs said newspapers on foreign At the moment of an extremely tense atmosphere in Europe in con nection with the aggressive attitude of German nazis American diplo macy is manifesting Position Is Worse He declared that Americas posi tion In international affairs has be come distinctly worseas a result of recent events in the far east which he said the American press has been describing as closely con nected with the breaking of the Versailles treaty by Captain Anthony Eden British Lord Privy Seal and Com missar Maxim Litvlnoff met again for luncheon at the latters country house 30 miles from Moscow Lord Chilston British ambassa dor to Moscow and other British and Russian personages were pres ent While it was not formally scheduled as a conference it waa understood that the luncheon was followed by a continuation of the talks which have been in progress for the last two days Awaits llevelation While Captain Eden prepared to close the conversations which have jtnken him to the capitals of France jfirmany and Russia inthe inter sts of European peace his momen tous discussion of yesterday with Joseph Stalin still awaited revela tion in a communique The United Tanins ar ic1e can never isolate tself from Europe It is quite ob vious that is involved in the irblt of the worlds economy and his means also the worlds poli V V The idea that the American posi ion in international affairs has be worse can be Indicated he JURY FINDS HIM GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER Night Club Proprietor to Pay for Shooting of Don Merrigan DBS MOTNES March 30 Dewey Berlovich Des Moines night club proprietor was convicted today of murder in the first degree for the fatal shooting of Don Merrigan and hla penalty fixed at life imprison ment by comparing the position costs in justice court here Friday afternoon A car driven by Cole struck one driven by John Jenson farmer near Ruthven Thursday night Protest Trucking Bills DES MOINES March 30 Letters asking Iowa farmers to pro test trucking bills pending in the Iowa legislature have been sent to farm organizations by A N Heg gpn chairman of the farm coop erative meeting held here Monday come said now after Japan has denounced the Washington treaty in order to get naval parity with the position at he moment this treaty was formu when the United States was at the summit of its First Direct Comment The newspaper comment was the irst directly bearing on the Euro ean stiuation since Captain Edeng alks began An article in Izvestia the gov rnment organ signed by its edi or Nicolai Bucharin said Soviet Russia is standing ener etically and firmly on the idea of n eastern European security He predicted Poland would be onverted to a vassal state of Ger Tcim tii puge 2 column J STRIKEllAL MINES AVERTED Industry and Union Agree to Accept NRA Plan for Truce WASHINGTON March 30 The soft coal industry and the Uni ted Mine Workers of America agreed today to accept NRAS pro posal to continue present wage and hour contracts after April 1 thus averting a threatened walkout of nearly half a million miners The present wages and hours are to be continued until June 16 unless a new agreement is reached before that time The text of the agreement fol lows The existing Appalachian agree ment and supplementary Appala chian region district agreement of April 1 1934 shall continue in full force and effect in all their provi sions until June 16 1935 in compli ance with the request of the na tional industrial recovery board or until such prior date on which a The district court jury which re turned the verdict specified the pen alty of life imprisonment at hard labor instead of the death penalty which could have been imposed un der a first degree murder convic tion The case was given to the jury late yesterday afternoon No decis ion was reached lastnight and the jury resumed its deliberations today Shot After Fight Merrigan was shot fatally after a fight with Berlovich inthelat ters night club on the afternoon of March 10 Mcrrigan accompanied by his wife and 3 year old son hadgone to the club to ask Berlovich where they could find Mrs Merrigans ter vith whom the night club pro prietor had been Testi mony at the trial was that Merrigan had said a man had promised him and a suit of clothes to obtain the address When Berlovich asserted he did not know the whereabouts of Mrs Merrigans sister a fight followed Mrs Merrigan testified club proprietor struck the first Berlovich asserted Merrinm itruck him first TKen Shot M Mrs Merrigan testified Beriovicli promised he would not Jiarm husband if Merrigan released hJnv from the floor where the nightclub operator was pinioned by Then she said Berlovich shot twice at her husband as he was following her out of the club r Berlovich denied having made any promise not to harm Merrigan if het were released and said he feared Merrigan would kill him fight The club proprietor saidhe was beaten so severely he was in a daze when he shot No Signs of Beating State rebufal witnesses testified Berlovich a se vere beating when he was examined at the hospital after the fight Berlovich described as Des Moines enemy No 1 by the county attorney was taken into custody in connection with the coln bank robbery several years ago but was released He also was held for a time in connection with a Ottumwa bank robbery but also was released Berlovich is married and has two sons Merrigan had two chil dren in addition to his 3 year old son who witnessed the slaying Advisory Council Approved DES MOINES March 30 Members of the state republican advisory council appointed to assist the republican state central com mittee were approved at a meeting here All Kinds of Songs new wage agreement is negotiated between the parties signatory to the current Appalachian agreement and its supplementary district agreement The joint conference of repre sentatives of parties to the existing Appalachian agreement and supple mentary district agreements shall continue in session The joint con ference shall endeavor to the full limit of its ability to negotiate a Everybodys Song Book brings you an exceptional selection of songs suitable for any occasion There are songs for rollicking fes tive gatherings songs for senti mental moments songs for college affairs songs for serious religious occasions and patriotic songs not only of our own country but of foreign lands Moreover these songs are outstanding favorites dating back to early times The music accompanies the words of each that has been adapted to the average voice There are more than 200 of the songs This gong book contains 144 pages is printed on fine paper has a strong durable and attractive cov er and is completely indexed In close 20 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