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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 8, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XU FIVE CENTS A COPX ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 8 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONI NO 178 lowans in Washington Gillette May Have to Go Bareheaded This Summer ASHINGTON May 8 M Gillette rep re s e n tative in congress from Iowas northwest corner may have to go bareheaded this summer He has bet three hats on the adjournment date of congress Last year he made similar bets and as a result lost three hats This year however he moved the date upon which he pinned his faith for adjournment back from June 15 to June 20 Gillette is standing by his fore cast but even members of his own office force have their doubts as to his chances of keeping his hats In Line lor Medal Kenneth Laird young secretary to Representative Otha Wearin thinks he ought to be in line for a Carnegie life saving medal Laird was in the airplane which dropped a motor after starting a flight from Washington and man aged to return and land at a Wash ington field without injury to six passengers and the pilots despite the unbalanced condition of the plane You know a fellow gets kind of excited in a situation like that Laird said But I took hold of my self and said here calm down and so I took it easy and that probably did save my life Isnt it worth a medal when you save a life no mat ter whose it is lowan Guards lowan lowan guards lowan when James LeCron former Des Moines news paperman diverts the greeters dreamers busybodies and even some of the many wouldbe helpful per sons whoseek a private conference with Secretary of Agriculture Wal lace Wallace would have little time to lem took his time And on LeCrons tall frame rests the task of turning the visitors Crom insistence in seeing the secre tary to satisfaction their views will be considered by pouring them into the ready ears of Wallaces aide Bringers of Utopia have brought a bewildering array of suggestions to LeCron One was described as a simple method of ending dust storms by erecting custombuilt mountains complete with grassy slopes and glaciercut peaks Build Up Mountain The idea was this Set up a fence and plant thistles all along it The topsoil being blown toward oblivion will be caught by the thistles Grad ually a bank of dirt will develop along the fence When the fence is covered another fence would be built on top of the mound more thistles planted to catch more top soil and so forth until a mountain blocks future winds keeping the topsoil put farmers hdppy Another friendly helper of the sec retary took 26 typewritten pages to describe a plan for a glassinclosed speedway to be carried across the country of a bridgelike structure which would obviate any cross roads If a tire should blow out the plan ner explained the car could pull over into a safety zone press a but ton and in five minutes a garage man would appear from nowhere with all aids and appliances Coughlin Says F R to Sign Patman Act CLEVELAND May 8 JEVThe Rev cfiarles E Coughlin expressed confidence today that president Roosevelt will sign the Patman Vet erans bonus bill It would be po litical for the president to veto it the priest asserted AMELIA ON MEXICO TO N Y HOP President Indicates He Will Veto Bonus Act BANK BILL NEAR VOTE IN HOUSE Plan No Hard and Fast Rule on Work Relief Loans to Cities WASHINGTON May 8 Plain indication was given by Pres ident Roosevelt today that he would veto the cash bonus payment bill passed yesterday by the senate This within a few generally predicted on capitol hill while the house took the last strides toward a vote on the administrations omnibus bank ing legislation Downtown officials working on the work relief pro gram noted Mr Roosevelts state ment at his press conference that there would be no hard and fast rule in making loans to the charter of the projects and financial condition of the cities would govern Pension Case Report The president said he had re ceived a long report from the attor ney general on the effect of the su preme courts adverse ruling in the railroad pension case This quickly taken as evi dence that the administration in tended to protect by changes if necessary its new deal legislation reportershemight act pillVMr Roose velt short after Speaker Byrns iad predicted that the house would override the veto but that the senate would uphold the chief executive NKA Bill Up With the bonus out of the way the senate democratic steering com mittee decided today to give right of way on the floor to the NRA ex tension bill agricultural adjustment act amendments and Wagner labor disputes measure Provisions of the omnibus bank ing bill to make permanent the existing temporary deposit insur ance plan were approved by the house Only one amendment was propos ed to title one of the bill which makes permanent the present insur ance of bank deposits up to 55000 Attacks Commission In a personal appearance WilliaTi Ritchie former democratic candi date for governor of Nebraska at tacked the federal trade commission for its methods in investigating and reporting on his connection with a public utility companys efforts to sell natural gas in Omaha in 1929 and 1930 Speaker Byrns laughed at sug gestions thata third party might hamper democratic chances in the 1936 election and added that I was a little surprised that Ham Fish wants to lead a forlorn hope In the latter remark he was re ferring to the recent statement by Representative Fish RN Y that he would be available for the re Tlltn to PflRe 9 Column 3 FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday Probable showers in extreme east and cooler in west and cen tral portions Wednesday night and In the east Thursday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday night Thursday probably fair cooler in northeast portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazettt weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 71 Minimum in Night 50 t 8 A M Wednesday 58 KainfaU 26 Mays total of moisture was rais ed by two showers Tuesday to 190 inches The normal precipitation for this month is 416 inches Thus it will be seen that May is running a little ahead of schedule US TO DIRECT STATE RELIEF Centralization Move to Be Adopted All Over Nation by July 1 WASHINGTON May 8 High officials asserted today that the government is planning to take command of relief administrations in the states by July 1 Most of the present state relief directors probably will be retained it was said but they will be respon sible to Washington instead of to the governors Declining to be quoted by name the officials who forecast this change in policy said that recent controversies with several of the states were partly the reason for its adoption Another explanation given was that the centralization of relief forces would provide a more respon sive organization to speed the 54 000000000 work relief drive just now getting under way The relief reins in several states already have been taken into the hands of federal authorities Francis Says Politics Cost Him His Post DES MOINES May 8 E Francis today blamed politics and whisky for loss his job as iegai adviser of the Iowa liquor control commission The former state senator was dis missed late yesterday by Liquor Commissioners Bernard E Manley and Dick R Lane who approved a resolution to abolish the position Following his dismissal Francis issued a statement in which he said My personal belongings have been packed and ready for removal for several weeks As I go out because of politics and whisky so may I ater enter the field now preempted by those two arch enemies of hu man progress To Cancel Permits The commission in a twin move also instructed Henry J Roelofs head of the permit department to confer with Attorney General Ed ward L OConnor to determine egal methods of canceling existing wholesale liquor distributing per mits Recognizing the absence of an Iowa law authorizing the employ ment or maintenance of a legal counsel the resolution dismissing Francis declared the office of legal advisor is hereby abolished and the jresent incumbent be advised his services will not be required from iris date and his name be removed rom the payroll May 21 Francis said I have not hesi tated to say no even though from a political viewpoint I should have said yes No man has had his col ar on entered the work a free man and I leave it a free man When Irefused to yieldto political I was inviting JKepiibiiciui When the absurd Geske Senator M X Geske R of Clayton chair man of the legislative committee in vestigating the commission began his barrage of answer by yes or no questions the handwriting of politics blazed forth clearly I am a republican and a dry and could not be commanded or bluf fed I am deprived of work I need but I would rather by far lose that work than retain it at the sacrifice of my self respect Politics and the everpresent influence of liquor combined against me Francis was granted an additional two weeks salary for vacation and notice to which he is justly entitled Turn to Fase 9 Column 3 Police See Attempt at Insurance Fraud in Torch Slaying BOSTON May 8 at tempt to defraud insurance com panies of was the motive police said today for the torch slaying of an unidentified man whose charred body was found in the burned wreckage of an aban doned car Anthony Di Stasio 23 of Revere beneficiary of life in surance policies on his father was held on first degree murder charges The father Frank 50 at first believed to be the dead man was sought by police May Succeed Cutting in Senate 3 ARRESTED FOR MAIL FRAUD AT COUNCIL BLUFFS 2 Others Face Charges as Senders of Dime Chain Letters COUNCIL BLUFFS May 8 W Postal authorities this afternoon booked three persons and named two others in complaints charging violation of the postal fraud and lottery law by sending out a flood Dennis Chavez former democratic congressman mentioned as a likely successor to the late Bronson M Cutting victim a Missouri airplane crash is shown reading an account of his erstwhile rivals death Chavez has contested Cuttings reelection last fall Associated Press photo HIGHWAY PATROL SETUP STARTED Application Blanks Out and Iowa Sheriff Discussed for Chief HmiharyiiworkV for ment of Iowas highway patrol was going forward today after Gov Clyde L Herring signed the legis lative measure yesterday Application blanks for positions on the patrol were being sent out by Lew Wallace head of the motor ve hicle department who is in charge of the arrangements The name of an Iowa county sher iff was being discussed as a possible appointee for patrol superintendent No decision has been reached Wal lace said although several confer ences regarding the operating per sonnel have been held 85 Positions Open The patrol set up with a maxi mum of 53 men is to be headed by the superintendent and at least one assistant Approximately 35 patrol mens positions are open the pres ent staff of 15 men forming the nucleus of the new organization Funds for the operation of the pa trol will come from the revised drivers license law recently ap proved by the governor Wallace has estimated a total income of approx imately annually of which will be necessary for col lection and registration of the op erators licenses The or approximately 100000 a will be used by the license examiners and the patrol Must Have Appointments Wallace In a notice accompany ing the patrolmen application blanks pointed out to aspirants for the positions the impossibility of Iff Faff fl Column 1 SENATORS MUST PAY FOR SEATS Those Who Put in Orders at Have to Make Up Rest of left fid bills for the purchase of their legislative chairs statehouse records showed today but none may receive the swivel seats until they pay an additional The chairs originally cost the state each The senate by resolution authorized the members to buy them at each until As sistant Attorney General Harry Garrett held the procedure illegal If the senators wish the chairs Gov Clyde L Herring announced they must each pay the additional cost Two Have Withdrawn Already two of the senators have withdrawn their tentative purchase orders Senator Chris Reese D of Marshalltown withdrew his offer af ter the governors announcement and Senator D W Kimberly D of Davenport whose chair had been Turn to InKH W CoHunn of dime chain letters Warrants were served on M E Troutfelt chain clothing store man ager Glen Shafto collection agency manager and Mary Lasy Lasky a relative of Troutfelt Complaints were filed also against N N Brown of Omaha and R W Martin of Council Bluffs Troutfelt waived preliminary hearing before Commissioner H C Chruchman Hearings for Shafto and the Lasky woman were contin ued Medicine Rushed to Arctic Community POINT BARROW Alaska May 8 fast dog team medicine and instructions for its use were rushed to the influenza stricken vil lage of Wainwright today even as this Arctic community was shaking off the ravages of the disease which claimed 13 lives here With 200 cases reported medical aid was lacking Brown is said to be in California Postal authorities said that Martins handwriting on a postoffice box ap plication was identical with that of Troutfelt They believe that Martin is an alias of Troutfelt Investigators said that the group opened downtown offices and hired six typing students from a local high school to sendout 15000 let ters Browns name appeared at the each letter JLeave Town DES MOINBS May 8 tal authorities reported today that Inspectors C P Donovan and J N Diedrich of Des Moinea were out of the city on business the business it is believed being to serve war rants made out for perpetrators of dime chain letters in Iowa Such warrants have been made out for residents of several Iowa cities according to Assistant Post master John ARyan Chain letter writers face prosecu tion under postal lottery and fraud laws Ryan said Eight or nine other postal inspectors also are reported tracing chain letter writers through out Iowa United States Solicitor General Crowley has informed postal au thorities that the scheme is a viola tion because at the time a person gets in on the chain he has no knowledge of the extent to which the chain already has progressed and in parting with his money he has no guarantee that he will re ceive anything in return In Colorado Postoffice Inspector Roy E Nelson is preparing his case against three Denver businessmen who pleaded not guilty late yester day to his charges of using the mails to defraud At Washington Chief Postoffice Inspector K P Aldrich was said to be planning details of a nationwide investigation of the scheme Expect High Hog Values to Continue AMES May continued high level of hog prices through the re mainder of the spring is likely and a summer advance in prices is not unlikely says the May issue of Ag ricultural Facts Iowa State col lege extension curcular released to day Normally prices would be expect ed to decline seasonally through the spring but supplies are so short as to prevent such a drop the publica tion says The only thing holding hog prices down now is the resist ance of consumers it adds Domestic consumer demand for hog continues to be the most important factor in the hog market gays the circular H busi ness is considerably stimulated by the work relief money which will soon be pouring into the country stronger hog as well as other farm commodity prices may be expected1 Gradually Work Up The brief recession in hog prices in March ended about the twentieth of the month and quotations have seen gradually working up since For the entire month of March irices averaged higher than in Feb ruary The April average was about the same as March Hog slaughter under federal in specion in March amounted to about 2160000 head 10 per cent less than in February and 29 per cent less than for the corresponding month a year ago Inspected slaughter for March was the smallest for the month for 1910 For the first months of the current marketing year which began in October hoi slaughter under federal inspection had totaled 19380000 head com loot mo same period of 193334 This 10 19 per cent decrease These figures says the publication explain why no season price decline is likely this year Hog Slaughter Light Hog slaughter during the rernain HEADS STRAIGHT OVERMOUNTAINS ONNONSTOPTRIP light Lies Across Gulf of Mexico on Way to New Orleans IOWA WEARS A ROSE IN HER HAIR FROM A NEW IOWA HIGHWAY COMMISSION MAP Her ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are peace the ancient scribe wrote in the third chapter of The Proverbs commonly attributed to Solomon He wrote then of wisdom and the desirability of acquiring wisdom but to the traveler of 1935 who gives free rein to his imagination Solomon might seem in those words to have foretold Iowa and her highways For Iowas ways are ways of her paths are peace Let him seek what he will of natural beauty of fertile field rolling hills singing streams placid lakes or cool woodlandsat some point or at many points along the stretches of the network of Iowa roads the traveler will find it And he will reach it comfortably Solomon of course for all his wisdom never knew Iowa yet we who do know her can almost let ourselves believe he pictured her And in the words of the poets and philosophers who taught throughout the centuries after we choose to apply their writings to what lies all about can find our state again For the land and its beauties have always been close to the heart of the poet travel and its lessons have inspired the philosophers and the teachers Iowa concentrates the treas ures of which these learned ancients wrote John Wilson for example one of Scotlands early bards might hove dreamed of gliding in Iowa in a presentday auto mobile when he wrote Even in its very motion there was rest What could be truer of motoring on an Iowa highway Homer sang in classic days of that advance which moves with matchless but silent pace yet the author of the Iliad never beheld a balloon tire or a concrete slab Neither did Isaac Watts who 200 years ago in England wrote of moving with unwearied swiftness Does the pilgrim count the miles when he travels to some distant shrine the immortal Schiller asked His pilgrims de pended upon the inspiration of their journey for forgetfulness of its hardships Today it is the builtin comfort and safety of Iowas roads which grant the traveler indifference to distance Since the banishment told in Genesis man has moved from place to place for pleasure or in pursuit of goods or learning Bacon advised that travel in the younger sort is a part of education the elder a part of experience Iowa has sim plified these quests for young and old alike But the sages did not preach mere movement nor particu larly the visits to foreign fields They were the original advo cates of the theory that the pleasures and of travel like charity begin at home Goldoni declared that a wise traveler never despises his own country He who would know Iowa must see her as she is The record that lives in words is endless in its laudation of travel Amos Bronson Alcott epitomizes the subject thus Traveling is no fools errand to him who carries his eyes and itinerary along with him It is well to travel so and especially well in Iowa Iowa wears a rose in her hair Only the traveler along her highways can know and enjoy her beauties andher excellence Follow her ways of pleasantness and know that her paths are peorp der of the year is expected to be the lightest since 1910 at least and except for that year the lightest since 1906 Although marketings of hogs have been much than in re cent years hog income to farmers bas been much higher this winter han it has been for some time the publication notes For the first 5 months of the marketing year it was 27 per cent larger than for the same months of last year In addition producers of hogs have received 5123000000 in benefit payments during this period The smaller numbers of hogs have been worth more money on the whole than were the larger numbers of other recent years In other words prices rose more in proportion than supplies de clined so that income was higher Corn Advances Again Corn prices declined through March but advanced fairly rapidly through April This resulted in a somewhat higher level of corn prices in midApril than in midMarch The Iowa cornhog ratio narrowed slightly because of this rise since hog prices were about the same on April 15 as they were a month earl ier Prospectsare that the cornhog ratio will continue to improvi through 1935 and in fact may gei Turn lo Page 9 Column 4 LINCOLN ELECTS BRYAN AS MAYOR Sinclairs EPIC Follower Name 3 of 11 on Los Angeles Council By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Charles W Bryan three times th governor of Nebraska was electei mayor of that states capital city Lincoln Tuesday He held the saim job 20 years ago Upton Sinclairs EPIC follower apparently were the winners of only three of eleven councilmanic post sought by them in Los Angeles Sinclair commented It is hard t beat money John A Cooper became mayor o Reno Ncv by a margin of twoto one over acting Mayor Sam Frank He announced he would continue a liberal policy for quick divorces gambling Head of Boys School Found Shot to Deatl IRVINGTON N Y May 8 M Dr Paul Kyle elderly head of th Kyle school for boys here was foun1 shot to death at the school todaj evidently a suicide victim BULLETIN ATLANTA May 8 Eastern Air Lines operator hern reported Amelia Earhart passed over Mobile Ala at p m central standard time today on her nonstop flight from Mex ico D F to New York Copyrlihl 1935 by Thc Asiodalcd rresi MEXICO D F May o blaze another new aerial trail Amelia Earhart hopped off at 6 i m Iowa time here today on an att empted 2100 mile non stop flight to New York The famed wo man flyer con queror of two o K e a n s lifted her heavily load ed red mono plane into the air after taxiing two miles along the three mile runway especial ly prepared for her and then cir cled to gain alti tude Once she was high enough in Mexicos rarified atmosphere Amelia JtirHart headed straight 10000 foot Setweeo theCcjiWl and Tmmpico Thence her course Jay across 700 miles of the Gulf of Mexico to New Orleans After her Louisiana land fall she planned to fly straight for New York Just After Dawn Hardly had dawn broken over he field smoothed out for her by Mexican soldiers when Miss Ear hart slipped into her parachute and climbed into the big red monoplane she flew from Honolulu to Cali fornia In the ships tanks were 472 gal lons of gasoline and 20 gallons of oil The total load weighed 3000 pounds A sandwich boiled egg bottle of water bar of chocolate and contain er of grapefruit juice had been placed aboard to stave off hunger during the flight which she esti mated would requirefrom 14 to 16 hours Few long distance flights have been started from Mexico because of the difficulty of getting off the ground with heavily loaded planes at this latitude Sees Crash Danger While recognizing the danger of crashing Miss Earhart expressed determination to attempt the New York flight in order to make up for the failure of her attempted non stop flight from Burbank Cal to Mexico A bug got into her eye when sha was only 60 miles short her goal and forced her to land VEGETABLE CANNING The new service booklet on can ning and preserving now ready foi GlobeGazette readers offers more than 100 tested recipes Sections are on fruits vegetables meats and chicken How to make jellies jams marmalades fruit butters pickles and conserves bow to bottle fruit juices and how to can without sugar This 48 page booklet just off the press outlines latest methods dis covered in the scientific kitchens of the federal and state departments of home economics Order copy today enclosing 10 cents to cover cost postage and handling Use this cou pon Thc Mason City GlobeGazette 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