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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 2, 1935, Mason City, Iowa 1 f NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 2 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 173 i 1 f f Ashurst to Run Again Arizonan Already in Drive for 1941 Senate Seat 4 n I 7 Jf hi fci ill tV I I By HERBERT KUJMMEK May 2 Arizona s six foot one time cowboy who has been its repre sentative in the senate since the state was admit ted to the Union has nothing to worry about in keeping hia seat until 1941 Henry Foun tain Ashurst however is not the type of poli tician who waits until a few months before an election to campaign furiously for tne privilege of retaining his toga He is laying the groundwork now for the eventualities of six years hence when again he must face the Arizona electorate His methods are perhaps the most peculiar most un orthodox and refreshing of any em ployed by a public official Tha Ashurst system merely is to detail truths to his constituents which many Washington politicians would like to tell their own if they dared Cause for Humility The following for example is a quotation from a document he has compiled for consumption by Ari zona voters Some time ago I made the aston ishing and for a while to myself the distressing discovery that the per petuity of the American government did not absolutely depend upon the reelection of one Henry Fountain Ashurst to the senate of the United States When a senator makes such a discovery at first the fact appears incredible It seems as if thestars above his head had faded and the earth had slipped beneath his feet But as time rolls on such a discov ery proves to be a real antidote to further flight V3 time brings tothe discoverer VfejrgpltyjLpd a humility to be envied the worlds greatest pbUoso Says He Can Take It To one letterwriting constituent who threatened You are dead po litically unless you change your at titude Ashurst addressed the fol lowing reply and made it public I have been for years a critic and I hope I am able without mak ing a wry face to take a small dose cf that which I have given other sizable doses in other words I not only ladle it out but can also take it Pardon my dropping into slang but it conveys my thought precise At another time before a luncheon gathering of Arizonans he declared You do not send me to Washing ton because you are interested in grave questions of national and in ternational policy I am in the sen ate as a very well paid messenger boy doing your errands My chief occupation is going around with a forked stick picked up little frag ments of patronage for my constit uents Apparenty his system works He has been in the senate continuousy since 1912 ranks third among 96 in point of service and was reelected last November by a majority of 43 573 votes ASSEMBLY PASSES BUDGET BILL Chamber of Commerce Resolutions Hit New Deal NEW PRESIDENT MANCRITICALOF FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy with showers in extrejme east por tion somewhat colder in west and extreme south sections Thursday night partly cloudy with slowly rising temperatures in north portion Friday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy temperature near freezing Thursday night Friday prob ably fair with slowly rising temperature in west and south portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 42 Minimum in Night 36 At 8 A M Thursday 3 Rainfall 75 On the morning of May 2 more rain had fallen in Mason City in May than during the whole month of May last year The figures were inches this year to 85 of an inch last May At the beet sugar plant the total moisture since Tues day night stood at 74 of an inch Thursday morning of an inch less than in the city There was a resumption of the drizzly rain Thursday forenoon impelled by a chilly north wind The 1935 mois ture total thus far is 733 Inches compared with 609 inches the nor mal for January February March and April Hull Raps Unscrupulous Resistance to Low Tariff Moves WASHINGTON May 2 ter adopting a series of resolutions attacking virtually every phase of the new deal legislative program the Chamber of Commerce of the United States today selected as its new president Harper Sibley Roch ester N Y banker described by his associates as somewhat critical of the administration policies The new official a personal friend of President Roosevelt succeeds Henry I Harriman who headed the ousiness organization for the past three years He advocated a middle oftheroad policy The chamber voted the holding company legislation should super mpose no federal body over state commissions that the proposed federal reserve legislation would five rise to political domination of he countrys banking system that should be purely voluntary iat the Wagner labor bill should e drastically changed Ask for Changes For the first time in the recollec tion of old attendants at the con ventions speakers from the floor asked changes in resolutions ap 3arentlyin the direction ofmaking em even stronger Amid signs of hostility between resident Roosevelt and the chaia jer Secretary Hull went before he businessmeas convention today o attack whathe called unscru pulous resistance to the Roosevelt irogram of lowering tariffs in ne gotiating reciprocal tlade treaties The cabinet official in a speech irepared for delivery today critic zed those business interests which le said bring pressure to bear n fear that they are to be depriv d of even a small part of the arti ficial advantage given them by an overindulgent government F R Reported Angry President Roosevelt reported to be angry over sharp assaults which convention speakers have launched against new deal measures and plans omitted to send a message to the chambers annual dinner last night For years the chamber has been accustomed to hear a speech Turn to Page 3 Column 3 MOST OF STATE HAS MORE RAIN Extreme Eastern Iowa Fares Best in Fall During Last 24 Hours DES MOINES May 2 other welcome rain which began in Iowa yesterday wag still falling in most of the state today and was forecast to continue tonight at least in the extreme east portion Extreme eastern Iowa fared best in the fall the last 24 hours accord ing to the Des Moines weather bu reau Dubuque registered 104 inches the high in the state while Keokuk had 90 and Davenport 34 In the north section Charles City bad 66 inch of rain and in the cen tral Des Moines had 03 On the western border Sioux City had 06 and Council Bluffs a trace All Iowa was cloudy today and was expected to remain mostly cloudy to partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow Somewhat colder weather is pre dicted in the west and extreme south portions tonight with slowly rising temperatures in the north section following tomorrow The high temperature yesterday was 76 at Council Bluffs and the low was 33 at Estherville and For est City Fred E Marsh 69 for 10 Years Sheriff Dies Heart Disease Fatal hi Failing Health Several Years Fred E Marsh 69 sheriff of Cer ro Gordo county in the decade from 1915 to 1924 died suddenly Thurs day morningat his home 153S North Federal avenue Heart disease was the cause rf death Mr Marsh had been in fail ing ehalth for several years Mr Marsh was elected to the of fice of sheriff in November 1914 after he bad served for two years as deputy under Sheriff Ed Fitzger ald Entering the office Jan 1 1915 he served continuously until suc ceeded by G E Cress Jan 1 1925 Was Lively Decade From the standpoint of an en forcement officer that was one of the liveliest decades in Mason City history Expansion of the brick and tile and cement industries brought a large influx of southern European labor There was transplanted ta Mason City many of the vendettas and national hatreds that had been bred in Europe and the result was an active criminal calendar J Mr Marsh in the time he was in office worked on and helped unravel a number of murder mysteries not ably that of Nick Grba who was convicted for committing a murder y means of a dynamite plant set by an electric battery In the time hewas in office Mr Marsh is estimated to have jailed and taken care of 3000 prisoners who remained for periods of from five days to a years sentence Made 100 JiaWs It was prohibition madeAts tentry with the result that Mr Marsh stagedmore than 100 raidson liquor law viola tors In the primary election of 1922 Mi Marsh lost in bis campaign for renomination and W F Huffman was given the placein the republi can column for the November elec tion Mr Marsh staged a vigorous campaign as an independent candi date contested the election of Mr Huffman and won out in the district court Tbis was one of the hottest election contests in the countys his tory and attracted wide attention The decision for Mr Marsh was handed down by Judge C H Kelly Charles City Cress Defeated Him In 1924 Mr Marsh decided to re tire and attempted to place the toga of his office on Tom Lock former chief of police of Mason City and active as one of his deputies J Fatten present chief of police was also a candidate for the office tbat year Mr Cress however won the nomination on a close margin and eras easily elected tne following fall Two years later Mr Marsh at Turn fo Pfljce 3 Column 2 FKED E MARSH Rain which fell steadily most of Wednesday totaled more than an inch in a 24 hour period at Garner Graveling of roads had been aban doned in Hancock county for a few days and field work is at a stand still Streams have risen consider ably Mason City at noon Thursday had received 17 inches in the last two days Striking Streetcar Shopman Slugged by Omaha Tram Guard OMAHA May 2 Sam DAndrea striking streetcar shop man slugged by a tram guard late yesterday when he fired wildly on a streetcar furnished the only May day disorder in the Omaha tram strike situation Deputy CountyAtty J J Fitz gerald saidDAndrea would be charged with shooting withintent to do great bodily harm and witn shooting with to kill Noble Nicolai trai guard felled DAndrea with a riot stick as the striker advanced to the front of the trolley shooting in the direction of Q F Fullerton student operator and O F Bartos regular motor man 6 CHILDREN DIE IN EARTHQUAKE 20 Persons Missing and at Least 50 Injured in Turk Province children were dead and persons missing today after a violent earth quake in the Kars district near so viet Armenia Preliminary reports indicated that at least 50 persons were seriously injured Heavy damage was caused throughout the mountainous dis trict Relief agencies hastened to the aid of the stricken inhabitants at once The Kars is a valayet or pro vince of Turkey situated in moun tainous terrain adjacent to the Arz yan range a branch of the Ajari mountains The peaks of the range attain an altitude of more than 9 000 feet Its centers of population are far above the sea level the town of Kaghyshman being at an altitude of 4620 feet and Sarykamish at 7800 feet The population of tie district in 1927 was 205464 Large numbers of cattle and sheep are bred there and there is some agricultural activity consisting principally of the raising of cereal grains The capital of the valayet is Kars a city of 24302 population on the border of Russian Trans Caucasia BILL CENTER OF SENATE DEBATE NRA Reaches Crisis in Career With Supreme Court Hearing WASHINGTON May 2 The bonus issue engaged the senate in dispute today with senators friendly to the veterans cause striving for immediate cash pay ment legislation Debate centered on the Harrison measure which some administration leaders believe Pres ident Roosevelt would approve The cash bonus issue was placed squarely before the senate as debate opened when Senator Clark D Mo offered the Vinson full payment measure as a substitute The Har rison measure would date the bonus certificates back to 1918 provide for 4 per cent interest payments since that time and give the holders a chance to cash them now NRA In Crisis Among a succession of other de velopments NRA reached a crucial point in its story hearing before the supreme court which will decide on its constitutionality Coincidentally the senate finance committee formally approved a plan to extend the present act until next April to await the courts ruling lore attempting severe alterations Che1 house made ready to vote on the hew deal omnibus banking bill Republicans assailed it as a delega tion of political power over the na tions banking system Washington Croivded Downtown Washington remained mayors state and local relief waiting for the administration to start slicing the works fund Thus far only one of the new jobmaking agencies bas been of ficially created by President Roose velt That is the rural resttlement division Use of these work relief funds to develop the upper Mississippi chan nel was predicted by Senator Ship stead F LMinn and Murphy DIowa after a talk with Presi dent Roosevelt Mingling with the outoftowners were business leaders attending the inal sessions of the annual conven ion of the chamber of commerce of the United States which today Tarn io PaKe 3 Column 2 State Senate Confirms Manleys Reappointment Canadian Pays With Life on Gallows for Slaying His Mother BELLEVILLE Ont May 2 Harold W Vermilyea 50 year old Ontario Cal fruit grower paid with his life on the gallows today for the ax murder of his aged moth er Vermilyea a native of Belleville was led from the death cell at 3 m Eastern Standard Time just five minutes after it became legal for his execution to take place He rtrode stolidly to the gallows be tween two Salvation army officers Seven minutes later his body Plunged through the death trap 100 Chinese Brigands Raid Passenger Train TOKIO May 2 to the Rengo Japanese news agency from Kirin Manchoukuo todoy said 100 Chinese brigands at tacked a passenger train on the new Japanese built trunkline be tween Hsiking and North Korean ports slaying five train guards in juring 14 passengers and carrying off a dozen hostages Wallace to Speak in Huey Longs State WASHINGTON May 2 Secretary Wallace of Iowa will ad dress an Alexandria La audience in the home state of Huey Long who recently in Des Moines called Wallace the ignoramus of Iowa it was learned Colby Member of New ConservationFish Game Board DES MOINES May 2 appointment of Bernard E Manley of Mason City to the state liquor control commission had the approval today of the state senate which also indorsed the governors selections for 13 other posts In confirming the renaming of Manley a democrat the senate re versed its action of last week when it had refused to agree to his re appointment to a six year term be ginning July 1 It was understood that the vote in yesterdays execu tive session for confirmation was 30 to 19 Two Are Rejected The confirmation was taken in some quarters to indicate that the house approved measure to abolish the state liquor control commission of which Manley is a member may find little support in the upper branch of the assembly Two of the governors appoint ments were rejected the senate re turning the names of J K Stepp of Jesup and William P Woodcock of Spencer who were proposed for two and four year terms respectively on the merged state fish and game commission and board of conserva tion Appointments confirmed included that of C F Green republican of Sioux City to the state board of as sessment and review Greens ap pointment is for a six year term to succeed J W Foster republican board member who is in poor health Pyle Fire Marshal JJCJPyiedenjpcratqfCharlton iras named state fire marshal for i four year term to succeed John W Strohm republican Appointments to the conservation commission which were confirmee included Dr W C Boone R of Ottumwa six year term Mrs Henry Frankel R of Des Moines A E Rapp D of Council Bluffs 2 Dr Frank J Colby D of Forest City 4 W A Burbans D of Burlington 4 Basic sciences Edward Benbrook Ames William Strunk Decorah Benjamin H Peterson Cedar Rapids Dr Robert E OBrian Sioux City John H Bo dine Iowa City and Charles Carter Failfield Kesubmitted to Senate DES MOINES May 2 names of William P Woodcock of Spencer and J K Stepp of Jesup were resubmitted to the Iowa senate for members of the merged fish and game commission and board of con servations by Gov Clyde L Herring today The senate yesterday refused to confirm the nominations and Gover nor Herring had prepared two other names to take the places of Wood cock and Stepp He was advised however that the senate today was favorable to the nominations and the upper house desired him to their names back for further sideration DR FRANK 1 COLBY lind i 2 Bank Messengers Robbed of BOSTON May 2 Wey mouth Trust company messengers today were robbed of Police reported that four or five men armed with machine guns and re volvers forced the bank messen gers car to the side of the road and seized the money NEWTON JEWELRY STORE IS ROBBED One of Two Bandits Turns Out to Be Considerate Stickup Man NEWTON May 2 O Nel son jewelry store proprietor here was held up and robbed of his stock of diamonds valued at between and at9 a m today by two rjamJits one at whom turned outto be stick up man The two men entered the store and one of them covered Nelson with a gun The other bound Nelson in the back room with a piece of baling wire The robbers then took Nelsons diamonds but when one of them learned from Nelson that eight f he gems were not insured he re turned these to the jeweler without letting his bandit companion know t Before leaving tie store the job ers gagged Nelson He escaped 20 minutes later Nelson was unable to estimate the value of the stock im mediately I sort of hope said Nelson that fellows pal wont be awfully sore at him when he finds out what he did Nelsons store is on the west side if the square here but no passers by noticed that a robbery was being committed DES To Test Chain Tax MOINES May 2 Officials or Standard Oil and Mid Continent Oil companies indicated they would test the constitutional ity of the new Iowa chain store tax law REASON TO BE HAPPY DEAN TAYLOR IN FA1RFIELD LEDGER The turning point has been reached The United States in general but particularly Iowa is on the up and up At last we are on the sunshine side of the depression The phrase Lets Be Happy is being used rather extensively and is not so bod yet it might be made better This business of wishing your self into happiness is the Pollyanna variety of good cheer One can be hopeful patient or persevering in the face of dis couraging conditions This is the proper attitude and an ap propriate motto would be Lets be patient But people can not be urged to be happy in spite of the conditions that sur round them We do not think or resolve or wish ourselves into happiness The people of Iowa do not say Lets Be Happy They can spend their time more profitably considering the sound basis for happiness which they have here in Iowa They con realize that on March 1 1935 the Iowa farm income was 24 millions higher than for the first two months of the pre ceding year they also can notice that the year opened with a 100 per cent increase in new car buying a pretty sure indi cation that things are better Iowa has had no dust storms although we have received the dust The state as a whole has better than average rainfall It should be remembered too that southern Iowa did not suffer so much from drought last year as it did from chinchbugs There is nothing the matter with Iowa and there never has been So let every man say to his neighbor Know the Greatness of Iowa If you know that you cant help but be happy All Southern California is but a byproduct of Iowa corn and hogs The state that can boast of such a surplus is the undis guised envy of the whole nation Things are getting better in a business way throughout the nation Iowa is sitting pretty Lets know cant help but be happy BRITAIN BUILDS UP AIR DEFENSE WacDonald Says Nation Is Already Taking Steps for Expansion Copyright 1935 bjThe Associated LONDON May 2 Minister Ramsay MacDonald an nounced today that the British gov ernment already is taking steps for a further accelerated expansion of the British air forces in order to maintain parity with neighboring powers The government head told a house of commons filled with tense mem bers and spectators there would be an expansion of the air strength beyond those provided for in the estimates this year in order to im plement Mr Baldwins declaration Supplementary aviation expendi tures exceeding 3000000 provided for by par liament in February following a declaration by Stanley Baldwin lord president of the council that Great Britain should maintain avi ation parity with any country within striking distance We propose MacDonald told his audience to put our power of de fense into a state which will enable our people to feel they are pro tected He announced naval conversations between Great Britain and Germany will be held near the middle of this month attributing the postpone ment to the forthcoming celebration of King Georges jubilee anniver sary Increase Gasoline Price DSS MOINES May 2 Standard Oil of Indiana announced an increase of threetenths of a cent a gallon on all grades of gasoj line effective today in Iowa HOUSE IDLE AS SENATE STUDIES 2MOREREPORTS Adjournment Near With Business Nearly Over in Both Houses BUULETIN DES MOINES May 2 The Iowa senate adopted the conference committee report on the appropriations bill 40 to 7 this afternoon with three mem bers absent or not voting DES MOINES May 2 curtain was coming down on the ortysixth Iowa general assembly today as the house stood at ease awaiting senate action on two con erence committee reports the only measures that yet stand in the way of adjournment It will all be over late today or early tomorrow that was the word about the statehouse Whenever it is over the eneral assembly will godown in listory as the assembly whose mem bers worked nearly nine days with out pay which so far in the history of Iowa legislatures is a record The irevious record set in 1931 was surpassed early yesterday morning The present session has been work ng since p m April 23 with the clocks stopped Paid for 100 Days That was when the 100 day ses sion set by law was up And legisla tors only get paid for 100 days The senate passed the revenue bil which allots of the three point tax for poor relief CCC camp jhe jitate generalfund oya vote of 36 to 9 It had previously adopted the con ference committee report on the bill The senate voted earlier this af ternoon temporarily to defer con sideration of the conference report on the beer bill after discussion re vealed widespread dissatisfaction with the measure among senators Avoid Negative Vote The motion was made by Senator George Wilson R of Des Moines who suggested that the conference committee get together and try to draw up a more satisfactory pro posal and thus save a negative vote if possible The house has not considered the reports on beer and revenue yet since they first must be passed up on in the senate where they origin ated Approval of the appropriations measure however was quickly ar rived at in the house this morning 54 to 44 after which members cleared the house calendar In a few minutes and let the boy thats pres ent even in legislators have sway They sang They patted each other on the back Chat and Joke Political enemies stopped to chat and joke Everyone including com mittee clerks lobbyists and pages were greatly relieved The appropriations report 5s the o ruse 7 Column 4 FAVORITE POEMS This collection of the favorite poems of America was made by no authors or experts out by American people A nationwide vote was taken to determine which are favor ite poems of the largest number of people This booklet is the result and is available only through our Washington Information bureau The old time poems predominate favorites from Longfellow Tenny son Bryant and other leading song sters of all time There are some of the newer poems including Kilmer Kipling McRae and others of our time Inclose 10 cents to cover cost and handling Xlse coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin fully wrapped for the booklet Americas Favorits Poems Name Street City State Mail to Washington D Ctf ;