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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 4, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI ITVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 4 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 175 History Is Repeated AntiLynching Bill Opponents Again Block It By HERBERT PLUMMER A S Hl N G T O N May 4 could have fore told days ahead with a reasonable degree of accur acy what would did happen in the senate when the CostiganWagner antilynching bill made its formal appearance b e fore that body The setting was almost iden tical with that of 1922 when the Dyer bill ths counterpart o f the CostiganWagner measure was up for consideration The only dif ference concerned the principal ac tors In 1922 it was the late Oscar Un derwood of Alabama who arose in the senate and served notice that rot a lick of work would be done until the objectionable bill was with drawn For days he had the clerk read back issues of the senate jour nal until he had forced his point In this instance it was the trio of Smith of South Carolina Connolly of Texas and Bailey of North Caro the and abetted by the silent coopera tion of a half dozen or more south ern senators which performed tin task of wrecking which took seven days before the senate gave up and dropped the bill Bailey Long Talker The staid serious Bailey of North Carolina proved himself a filibus terer of the first rank in this strug gle The son and grandson of minis ters and himself for 14 years editor of the Biblical Recorder the North Carolina senator hammered away tirelessly for hours in opposition to the bill Mostofthe time he remindec those who heard him of his fore ewould thunder MRS DE LONG GUILTY OF MURDER Members of Iowas 46th Assembly Start Home Xerai Grant said if it takes all sum Again he would with deadly se verity remind senators that he hac the honor to represent a common wealth which was in existence be fore the republic of the United States was created Democratic leaders made a men tal note of the North Carolinans ability to keep talking Theyll be calling on him for duty when the necessity arises for sustained vocal effort A Strategic Move There was more back of the ef fort by senate republicans to force a vote on the CostiganWagner bill than appeared on the surface Ob servers sensed a deep political stra tegic move Republican politicians they con tend believed that by forcing a vote on the controversial bill they could put the democrats on the spot in many northern states where the Negro vote carries the balance of power Prior to 1932 the Negro vote in these states was almost solidly re publican In that year much of it swungto the democratic side Holy See and Japan to Trade Diplomats VATICAN Cn May 4 the first time in history the Holy See and Japan are to enter mutual diplomatic relations ported today prelates re FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday prob ably some frost Saturday night rising temperatures Sunday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy some frost in south not so colld In north portion Saturday night Sunday generally fair and warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 49 Minimum in Night St At 8 A M Saturday 40 Precipitation 02 Snowfall Trace May 3 1935 will go down in his tory as the day on which a record able snow descended upon Mason City It began in the early morning hours and extended into the fore noon WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO May 4 outlook for the week beginning Monday May 6 For the region of the Great Lakes and for the upper Mississippi and Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains One or two shower periods temperatures near or slightly be low normal STATE BOARD OF REVIEW TO SET PROPERTY LEVY Herring Announces Plan and Murtagh Reviews Iowa Finances STORIES ON PAGE 3 DBS MOINES May 4 state board of assessment and re view under authority granted by Iowa law will levy a general prop erty tax totaling for state government expenses to be collect ed in 1936 Gov Clyde L Herring announced today as members ol the fortysixth Iowa general assem My began leaving for home The levy by the state board was necessitated by the failure of the Iowa house to approve a general property levy after the measure hac been pased by the senate The house adjourned last night without con sidering the proposal The levy would be made under section 7182 which provides that in each year the state board of assesment and review shall fix the rate in percentage to be levied upon the valuation of the taxable prop erty of the state necessary to raise such amount for general state pur poses as shall be designated by the general assembly either by statute or joint resolution Mtirtaeh Explains Frogram present State place of Governor Herring in his weekly interview today and ex plained the program Murtagh pointed out that alloca tions this year from three point tax law revenue would total 58434 divided as follows Poor relief to Jan 30 1935 3 000000 refund of last onehalf of 1934 state tax state government expense for 1935 56 000000 poor relief July 1 1935 to Dec 31 1935 CCC camps July 1 1935 to Dec 31 1935 and approximate re fund on Sept 1 1935 taxes 54000000 Plan 31 Mil Kate The state levy for next year will be set at 31 mill rate originally con tained in the bill prepared to enact the governors financial program into law and will raise approxima tely 9000000 Of this total amount the governor estimated would be refunded on Sept 1 1936 making a total net revenue of 000000 which is just the amount appropriation for old age of the pension the governor said In addition to the state levy leg islation has already been approved to allocate for poor relief and for CCC camps from the threepoint tax law revenue in 1936 46th Assembly Adjourns The assembly stood adjourned to day with its business completed at p m yesterday including such Turn io Pajtc 2 Column 2 FILIPINO TRUCK DRIVER KILLED Sakdalistas Continue Revolt as Roaming Band Wounds Two Laborers MANILA P L May 4 foaming band of Sakdalistas killed a truck driver and wounded two la jorers near the IPO gold mine in 3ulacan province today indicating ieir rebellion which claimed 60 ives was still simmering A constabulary detachment was dispatched from Manila about the same time to investigate a report several hundred of the extremists lad entrenched themselves in a hill cave in the same province Authorities said provinces around Manila which were the scene of this weeks abortive insurrection will be well patrolled through May 14 date of the plebiscite on the new Philip line commonwealth constitution which the Sakdalistas oppose They advocate immediate independence would be delayed 10 years Quintin Paredes speaker of the nsular house of representatives an nounced the legislature would invest igate the activities of two Sakdal sta members of the house for vhom sedition warrants were is ued No Spring Yet for Minnesota About the time Minnesotans were hoping for spring and tlowers a sleet and snow storm struck the state crippling power and telephone transmission and hampering transportation Weight of the sleet and snow bore this pole to the ground in Minneapolis Associated Press OutbyFR WASHINGTON May 4 counter blow which President Roose velt aimed at the Chamber of Com inerce of the United States was be iieved today to set an example of one line of argument which the new deal may follow as it plunges into the heat of the 1936 cam paign A leading theme of the presidents remarks at a press conference last night was an effort to show that men hurling strong criticism at new deal policies do not speak the minds of the generality of businessmen Though talk of a swing to the eft was heard among some ob servers in the aftermath of this new usinessgovernmentdispute others recalled past furore about opera jreaks peace pacts and veer ngs to right or left These latter observers preferred to wait develop ments before hazarding forecasts as to future trends Voice Sharp Dissent Fingering his cigaret holder the jresident spent some time develop ng the theme with which he hit lack at the organization that voiced harp dissent from several major administration policies at the climax of a convention which had heard speakers denounce the new deal Too many business organizations Mr Roosevelt argued do not repre sent the views of those for whom hey are supposed to speak He had he feeling he asserted that most usinessmen were in general agree ment with his program Mr Roosevelt said that in all the ipeeches at the chamber conven ion this week he did not think here was one which took up the human side of economic questions accept in glittering generalities Questioned About Visit The presidents remarks were touched off by a question about the visit of the business and advisory council of the commerce depart ment to the white house Thursday afternoon the day the chamber of commerce convention ended This group is composed of some 50 indus trialists working in conjunction with Secretary Roper to advise the gov ernment As if in a move to offset the chambers action it went to the executive mansion to tell the presi dent that it favors extension of NRA for two years and the prin ciples of the social security plan The president said last night that he had made an impromptu speech to this council and that he would reconstruct it for the reporters Drawing on his past governmental experience he cited several in stances in which he said business organizations opposed certain steps when he felt sure business in gen eral approved them Premier Breaks Arm AUXERRE France May 4 Premier PierreEtienne Flandin of France broke his arm in an automo bile accident here today and was taken to a hospital Frameup Accusations and Strong Words Exchanged in Kidnap Inquiry GALLUP N Mex May 4 An exchange of accusations of frameup and strong words be tween Assistant District Attorney C R Mclntosh and Robert Minor asserted kidnap victim brought a halt today to attempted questioning of Minor and David Levinson con cerning their experiences Mclntosh with newsmen and State Policeman Jack Dean was questioning the two men when Minor New York communist lead er ordered him out of the room with the statement The kidnapers are safe in your hands Mclntosh after several attempts to question the men was unable to get a statement and told them The investigation is closed Mclntosh said he regretted their lack of cooperation Minor accused Mclntosh of wink ing at one of the reporters as David Levinson Philadelphia international labor defense attorney and member of counsel for the Gallup murder de fendants exhibited for touch a cold hand and a warm forehead Levin son said he had taken eight tablets but still suffered from pains in the head You are a x x x x x liar Mc lntosh replied to the accusation That is a complete indication of your attitude Mr Mclntosh toward running down taese cowardly kid napers by using the words x x x x liar1 when you are seeking cooper said MASON CITY TOP SCHOOL IN IOWA MUSIC CONTEST Holds 16 Awards With 8 Highest Rankings f 55 or oupenor IOWA CITY May a total of 16 awards eight of whjch were the highest ranking super ior Mason City high school musi cians today held top place in the tenth annual music festival here Most of the 150 Mason City stu dents had returned to their homes today with Friday night as the last of competition for them Mason City was ineligible for competition in the concert band and orchestra contest today since it won the high ratings in the national contest last year Capture Most Honors This large number of high rank ings virtually assured Mason City of its third successive year of captur ing most honors at the state fes tival Latest additions to the Ma son City superior roll were Bill Pap pas clarinet soloist the mixed small vocal group and Costa Rume liote viola soloist Members of the mixed small vocal group from Mason City which won superior are Jean Barclay Eunice Anderson Russell Heraeth Roger North Jowia icliopls receivinghigh rankings both in the superior and excellent division the honors of the state festival were given in a generous portion to the northern section of the state Back to Mason City All but a few soloists and the mixed small vocal group arrived in Mason City at oclock Friday evening on a special train of the ChicagoNorth Western railroad on which they also made the journey Turn lo PHRC 2 Column 6 LOCAL WOMEN GET 4 PERFECT BRIDGE HANDS IN ONE DEAL Mrs F C Koll 416 Fourth street northwest dealt lour perfect hands in one deal at a game of bridge at her home Thursday afternoon it was learned Saturday Playing with her were Mrs W J Quinn 808 Tenth street northeast Mrs C D Mulcahy 605 East State street and Mrs G Ivan Wood 325 Fifth street northwest Mrs Koll playing south dealt herself 13 diamonds Mrs Mulcahy west received 13 clubs Mrs Quinn north got 13 spades and Mrs Wood east 13 hearts The women were playing with two decks and for this deal the cards were shuffled by Mrs Quinn cut by Mrs Wood and then dealt by Mrs Koll Mrs Koll opened the bid with 7 diamonds This kept Mrs Mulcahy who had the clubs from Then Mrs Quinn bid 7 spades which closed the bidding as Mrs Wood had the hearts Held for Murder Warren Dale 45 Algona has been charged with first degree murder in the slaying of Mrs Anton Jergenson 73 Algona The aged woman who lived alone was beaten and robbed of between and Photo by Will F Brown Peter sons VANDALS WRECK 2 STEEL TOWERS Use Dynamite Hacksaws Power Company Strikers Lait Chance May 4 UP dynamite and hacksaws vandals last night and early today wrecked two steel towers support ing high tension lines of the Illi nois Power and Light company whose union employes are on strike The attempts to disrupt service made near Danville and Springfield were the first major acts of vio lence in the central Illinois utilitj strike in two weeks The first attempt was made near Hillery two miles north of Dan ville where hacksaws were em ployed to cut through two legs of a corner tower The weight of the high voltage lines pulled the 60 foot structure to the ground A saw blade was found at the scene Power was off only 15 seconds the source of supply being switched immediately to the companys gen erating plant at Damville Three dynamite blasts damaged a 56 foot steel transmission tower near Springfield Given Last Chance EAST ST LOUIS 111 May 4 Illinois Power and Light company carrying out an order of the state commerce commission to day told its striking union employes n southern Illinois to return to beir jobs or be replaced McHenry Investigates His Wifes Petition IOWA FALLS May 4 McHenry father of Alyce Jane whose inverted stomach was cor rected in a Fall River Mass hos pital March 4 announced he en jaged an attorney to investigate lis wifes petition seeking guardi anship of the girl under Massachu setts statutes ITS GOOD TO BE ALIVEIN IOWA BY E L C WHITE EDITOR OF SPENCER NEWSHERALD AND PRESIDENT OF IOWA PRESS ASSOCIATION It rained in Spencer Tuesday also Wed nesday and Thursday It was a fine slow drizzling rain worth as one farmer said a million dollars to this community Monday there was dust in the air Not a whole lot of dust but some But Tuesday it rained and now the country never looked finer The green grass is growing The farm ers are doing their spring work Seeding is under way The corn will soon be planted Business is good People are buying things There was a big crowd in town Saturday night The drug stores are selling soda water sandwiches alarm clocks and wall paper faster than they can deliver them We know a dozen people who are planning to buy an electric refrigerator and we know several people who are planning to build homes Ladies and gentlemen theres a rainbow over Iowa right now and if you dont know it were telling you Down at Des Moines at the time of the recenf Iowa Press convention a group of newspapermen got together and talked about this rainbow They said the rainbow was pretty evident to Iowa people but outside the state a good many people have the impres sion that Iowa is swept by dust storms that every farm here is mortgaged that Iowa peo ple are down and out or think they are when as a matter of fact Iowa people never felt like smiling so broadly as they do now Corn is selling at 81 cents oats are 44 cents butterfat 35 cents The prospects for a banner crop year are wonderful Agricul ture is looking up and how And if agricul ture prospers so prospers the world They are selling new automobiles by the hundreds in every county of the state The relief rolls are being reduced More people are doing an honest days work now than at any time since the depression struck And theres still a lot of work to be done People are cleaning up their homes and their yards Spring is here and all the world is alive to the music of a new resurrection Its good to be alive but its to be olive in lowo Its a wonderful state It has oil the potential wealth any state needs to bring happiness and prosperity to its people UBoats and Planes Hold Spot in News NEWS OF THE WEEK FILIPINOS IN REVOLT ARMS RACE IN EUROPE CHAMBER HITS NEW DEAL By WILLARD KEEFE Associated Press Staff Writer Close on Reichsfuehrer Hitlers announcement that Germany would build 12 submarines and the re opening of the submarine school at Keil Prime Minister Ramsay Mac Donald reported plans this week for a strengthened air force for Great Britain going beyond the expansion program decided upon last Novem ber Germany London was told is able to build 100 airplanes a month London papers reported the pres ence of German troops in the de militarized Rhineland France and Russia signed a mu tual assistance pact Joseph Lampersberger former member of the German social dem ocratic organization was kidnaped Czechoslovakia anc carried across the German frontier One of his abductors wore the uniform of the German gendarmerie Attack New Deal The Chamber of Commerce of the United States came out in vigorous opposition to President Roosevelts new deal the antagonistic resolu tion condemning the NRA which the day before was insured1 months continued existence Dy vote of the senate finance commit tee The chamber opposed the presi dents programs for social security NRA trade associations utility holding companies labor legislation banking and agriculture It ex pressed agreement with the admin istration on tariff transport mer chant marine land policy and avia tion Arrested in Formosa Washington ordered the investiga ion into the arrest in Formosa of William Shinn Gates former Amer can naval officer on espionage charges The wife of Grover Cleveland BergdoII exiled draft dodger ar rived to seek clemency for him from President Roosevelt The United States fleet sailed to Hawaiian waters for the war Philip Martin New Jersey night watchman was arrested charged with sending threatening letters to Colonel Charles A Lindbergh Closing of additional auto plants jecause of the strike of Chevrolet employes at Toledo brought the number of affected workers to 19 000 Surrender to Filibuster The senate surrendered to a six day filibuster on the antilynching bill and dropped the measure With a robot at the controls most of the way D W Tomlinson iarold Snead and Peter Redpath lew from California to New York n 11 hours and five minutes for record An uprising in the Philippines quelled by constabulary troops in Turn o Face 2 Column Z JURY CONVICTS HUSBAND KILLER AT WEST UNION 63 Year Old Widow Held Guilty of Murder in Second Degree WEST UNION May Ellen DcLong this morning was found guilty of murder in the sec ond degree by a jury which return ed its verdict at oclock The jury had spent 11 hours in actual deliberation of the case When she entered the courtroom the 63 year old woman who was charged with murdering her hus band Samuel was smiling and look ed with confidence to her attorneys When the verdict was read she con tinued to smile but a noticeable quickness in her breathing was no ticed She retained her calm man ner The jury received the case yes terday afternoon Aside from de manding conviction on the murder count the state left the degree of penalty if the defendant were found guilty up to the jury Took Only One Ballot Although the jury was out 16 lours it was learned that only one ballot had been taken which was shortly before the verdict was brought in This was an unanimous verdict The remainder of the time the jury went over the evidence and discussed various angles belore tak ing a verdict The judge will determine the length of sentence He will aot give sentence for 30 days to pennlfcviih appeal Attorney E of the defense indicated prob ably would file for a new trial Says Husband KJHed ScJf Mrs DeLorigs defense lias been that her husband committed suicide She testified she heard a shot in an adjoining room at their home in Maynard and that when she went nto it found her husband dying on the floor Evidence to show that domestic difficulties had occurred a the family was introduced by ioth defense and prosecution Considered of significance in the rial was the introduction of testi mony by a ballistics expert from Chicago regarding the effect of lurns and spreading of fire from listols fired at diferent ranges One f the anticipated sensations of the ase which was to have been the resentations of findings of the lie ctector was barred by the judge Serve on Jury Members of the jury are Leslie lands grocery clerk Lillie Neff ousewife Myra Thompson house vife Bettie Luther housewife Vili Ishman farmer Lloyd Walters armer H A Ott farmer Walter farmer Ed Kapp meyer jewelry clerk Ray Meyer aborer Ed Klingman farmer and Leo Jensen farmer On the jury are three elderly per ons and four who are middle aged he remainder are young the young st beingonly 22 years of age Cresco Camp to Stay CRESCO May eamp s one of four in Iowa that is desig ated to remain as a part of Die ICC camp forces of the state ac ording to word received officially iy Capt R H Morris of the local amp BREMER KIDNAP SUSPECT SEIZED Harry Sawyer Arrested in Mississippi and Taken to New Orleans WASHINGTON May 4 ustice department today announced he arrest last night at Pass Chris tian Miss of Harry Sawyer want ed as one of the kidnapers of Ed ward G Bremer of St Paul in January 1934 He was taken into custody by ustice department agents in the Mississippi city and removed im mediately to New Orleans where it vas said he would be arraigned to day before an United States com missioner Bremer was released on payment ransom by his family after having been held prisoner for 23 days Members of the gang head d by Alvin Karpis and Arthur Doc Barker are on trial now in St Paul for the abduction Presidents Their Wives This attractive 48 page illustrated looklet gives not only the essential listorical facts concerning every resident from Washington to Franklin D Roosevelt and every white house hostess but offers a ondensed political history of U S The tables give the popular and lectoral votes for every presiden ial election Many of the pictures re reproductions of official white louse photographs An indispensable eference booklet for every home li rary Inclose 10 cents to cover cost nd handling Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin care fully wrapped for the booklet Presidents and Their Wives Name Street City Stats Mail to Washington D CJ ;