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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 29, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRB SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 200 Huddleston Has Battle New Dealers Out to Get Solon From Alabama CHARLES F STEWART A S H IN G T ON CPA Anti new deal demo cratic lawmak ers are consid erably perturbed by the difficul ties Representa tive George Hud dleston is experi encing in his campaign for re nomination in the Birmingham con gressional d i s trict of A1 a bama Representative Huddleston is in his eleventh term on capitol hill Once nominated on the democrat ic ticket in that section a candi date ordinarily is as good as elected but occasionally there is competi tion for tie nomination Represen tative Huddieston never has had much however eleven times in succession he has won with scarcely a contest Now he has a fight on his hands A Conspicuous Example His too is a conspicuous exam ple Not only is he a veteran con gressman from a district where it was assumed that he was virtually unassailable he is one of the ablest men in the national legislature The little giant from Alabama was the fashion in which his associates re ferred to him And untii the new deals advent he always was considered an ad vanced liberal Organized labor swore by Birmingham is a workingmans town A genuine liberal is what he re ally is but he is an exceptionally capable economist too and many new deal policies struck his un economic as false liberality in fact Opposed New Deal He opposed them in debate and voted against them He fought bit terly such measures as the anti holding company bill What he said for he is a vitriolic speaker counted more than his lone ballot He is a terrific states rightser For instance although his district is dry he voted against the eighteenth amendment Not that he isnt a dry himself He is but only a statewide dry Considering the section he comes from it was going some to vote against that amendment The Roosevelt tendency toward central ization worries him And devalua tion of the dollar added to his dis tress He has been especially irritating to the new dealers because of his previous liberal that he isnt a true liberal still but he is antinew deal A Losing Fight Being the outstanding democratic antinew dealer in the house of rep resentatives the new dealers nat urally were most desirious to get him in the recent Alabama primar ies They succeeded to a certain ex tent They did not beat him outright He had a plurality of the primary votes but not a majorityoverall which is necessary to nominate Consequently there must be a run off early in June between Huddles ton andhis leading opponent who is Luther Patrick a Birmingham new dealer There were several other new deal candidates eliminated be cause their votes were too small to signify Upset by Reflection But if the new dealers unite on Patrick they will win about 3 to 1 Miscellaneous antinew dealers are upset by the reflection If so solid a candidate as Repre sentative Huddleston is defeated by reason of his antinew deal attitude what chance will they stand They do not care 20 much for Huddlestons prospects It is with their own thermometer that they gauge his outlook NEW TAX ACT READY FOR SENATE INCOME SURTAX INCREASE VOTED COMMITTEE REPORTDULUTH TRANSIENT SLAIN Man Found Dead at Mankato Claimed Killed With Ax or Hatchet MANKATO G A Dahl Blue Earth county coroner announced Friday Arthur Phillips 50 Duluth transient found dead Thursday with his skull crushed had been slain The death wound was inflicted by an ax or a hatchet Dr Dahl said and the body apparently thrown on to the Blue Earth river bank from a freight train as it crossed the bridge Mankato police disclosed Phillips alias Thomas Phillips had a minor police record in St Paul Duluth Sioux Falls S Cedar Rapids Iowa and in this city Three transients arrested in Le Seuer were brought Here for ques tioning Thursday right Bill Is Not Expected to Reach Floor Before Next Week WASHINGTON a last minute change that would in crease individual income surtaxes except in the lowest surtax bracket the senate finance committee Fri day approved its compromise tax bill ActingChairman King said the measure would be brought to the senate floor as soon as pos No accurate estimates of the yield were available But on the basis of the latest treasury com putations which are subject to re vision the bill would produce around of permanent amount requested by President Roosevelt But it would bring in only an es timated of temporary funds as against j sought by Mr Roosevelt The boost in income surtaxes was estimated to produce upwards of On Graduated Basis Another change was made in a lengthy closed committee session It would place the normal corpor ate income levy on a graduated in steady of a flat basis The committee originally contem plated a flat 18 per cent on total corporation income Friday it voted to make the rates per cent on income up to 16 per cent on the next 17 per cent on the next and 18 per cent on all over Accompanying that alteration was an agreement to remove a tax exemption which would have been granted corporations with an income not exceeding 000 King said the result so far as revenue was concerned would be unchanged Reject Higher Levies The committee rejected by a 13 to 5 vote a final attempt by admin istration forces to swing the com mittee over to higher graduated levies on undistributed corporate earnings Senator Black proposed a system for retaining the present 12 to 15 per cent corpor ate levy with a surtax graduating up to 30 per cent on undistributed income The committee agreed however to stand by its flat 7 per cent levy on undistributed earnings The bill as approved also would subject corporate dividends to the 4 per cent normal income tax King said he believed the bill would bring in more than of permanent and tempo rary funds With a broad smile he told re porters The bill is ordered reported out Meet Once More said the committee would meet once more tc approve a final draft embracing the final altera tions then make its formal report on the measure It was not expected to reach the floor before next week however On the final vote of approval the acting chairman said there was no roll call He said the vote was al most unanimous although several senators said they were voting to report the bill to the floor merely to obtain action and without being committed to support it Individual income surtaxes would be boosted under todays decision by 1 per cent in each bracket be tween and The low est to would not be subjected to the 1 per cent increase All taxpayers paying surtaxes on or more would pay more tax although they would not have the 1 per cent increase Small Loans Exempt The section of present law pro viding high graduated rates on per sonal holding company would be retained but the 20 to 60 per cent levies all would be rdduced by Ti per cent That was done committee members said because the corpo rations would have to pay the 7 per cent levy on undistributed prof it Small loan companies which make loans of less than would be exempt from personal holding company taxes A cushion would be provided for corporations with contracts not to pay dividends until they have paid off debts by making the 7 per cent undistributed profits tax inapplicable to them Holiday Motorists of State Receive Warning The Spirit of 36 Above are shown from left to right Kollie Morehousc and Bob Bailey drummers and Gale Bradley bugler members of the Mason City legion junior drum and bugle corps demonstrating that the same spirit which motivated American patriots of 160 years ago is abroad in the land The picture was taken as the youthful drummers and buglers were in training for the Memorial day parade to be staged at 9 oclock Saturday morning from the Hotel Hanford south on Federal avenue to vhe cemetery where the annual program will be given with James I Dolliver Fort Dodge department vice commander of the Legion as the speaker Lock Photo Kayenay 4 Young Brooklyn Killers Die in Chair at Sing Sing Prison Has 3rd ruple Execution in 16 Years OSSINING N case of four young Brooklyn killers was marked closed by the switch in Sing Sing prisons death chamber It was the third quadruple elec trocution at Sing Sing prison in 16 years and efforts were made to guard 22 other deathhouse prison ers two of thejn women from too close a knowledge of pened in the death chamber last night Outwardly calm and unspeakmg for one of their group who uttered a brief phrase of repen tance and a four men went to death one after the other in Sing Sings 45 year old electric chair They were convicted of killing Thomas Gaughan a diner in a Brooklyn cafe during a robbery in June 1934 The first to die was Charles Kropowitz 22 who smoked a cigar until he was pinioned in place Then came George Rosenberg 22 who paused before his last few steps to snake hands with Chief Keeper John Sheehy and say I wish you all the luck in the world I hope you wish me the Bound into the chair he quietly Gentlemen I hope my sacrifice will help other people so they may profit by what I have He was followed by Frank Rus so 23 and Vincent de Martino 27 the triggerman Boost Teachers Pay DES MOINES Des Moines school board increased the pay of more than employes an average of a year to each em ploye making total increases of ON THE INSIDE HAILE SELASSIE ExRuler of Ethiopia Enroute to England 2 900 Wilt Get in Commencement at U ON PAGE 16 284 Diplomas Given By Local High School ON PAGE 5 GERMANYS NAVY IN MANEUVERS Display Celebrating Reich Fleet Revival Greatest Since World War KIEL Germany new nazi navy steamed through Kiel bay Fri day in Germanys greatest naval display since the World war cele brating the revival of the reich fleet Some 50 battleships cruisers de stroyers speedboats and sub Adolf Hitler himself aboard the vestpocket battleship an enemy at tack from the north on Kiel har bor off Germanys most important naval base The fleet moved out early in the morning and at 7 a m midnight C S the new units fuehrers growing fleet engaged a weighty sham battle After this encounter in which the Germans were the foreordained winners Hitler will review the fleet off Laboe in a grand parade through Kiel bay and lead it back to port Officers Seeking Last of 12 Defendants in Bond Forgery Case SIOUXCITY Frl day sought the last of the 12 de fendants for VfVjpfcwarrants were issued in this district in connection with the city of Omaha bond forgery case She was Mrs Serena Lester charged in indictments against the 21 defendants with having assisted in stitching the bondsi together at her home The remaining 11 de fendants in this area either were in custody or free on bond They will go on trial next fall in federal cotsrt at Springfield Mo SENATE HEARING VOTE ON RELIEF APPROPRIATION Passes House Approved Commodity Exchange Rule Measure WASHINGTON eyes Friday were on the senate where next years relief program was un der debate Leaders hoped tbat before night fall the senators would pass the relief appropriation and send it back to the house for adjustment of differences between the two chambers vote could be taken however was vote could betaken however was whether the legislation should open the way for revival of the Florida ship canal and the Passamaquoddy Maine TideHarnessing project Senator Robinson the democratic leader wanted it to do that Senator Vandenberg RMich fought to deny further relief funds to these projects Recess for Conventions There was little hope anywhere that the tax issue could be settled as speedily as relief Speaker Byrns said in press conference he thought the tax debate there would take ten days and that he saw no chance of adjournment by June 6 his original goal He added congress might take a series of three day recesses during the national party conventions Other developments Halsted L Ritter of Miami ousted federal judge attacked in the court of claims the constitutionality of his conviction by the senate on house impeachment charges Col Joseph I McMullen of the army judge advocate generals de partment was summarily dismissed from the army following his convic tion in the district of Columbia su preme court for receiving compensa tion for services to private individ uals outside his official duties F R Not to Speak President Roosevelt said he would attend Memorial day exer cises Saturday afternoon in the amphitheater of Arlington national cemetery but would make no ad dress He will leave immediately after ward by automobile for Annapolis to witness aboard the presidential yacht Potomac a water pageant by midshipmen depicting Stephen De caturs recapture of the frigate Philadelphia from Pirates in the Bay of Tripoli in 1804 The new deal the president said has Charles Michelson veteran pub licity director of the democratic na tional committee hooked for an indefinite period on his present job A reporter at a white house press conference asked the president if he had sen Michaelsons ad in a cur rent magazine It was an article complimentary to Michelson and the inquirer remarked that it evidently opened the way for any job the pub licity man might want CommodltyExchange Act After withdrawal of controversial cotton amendments the senate passed the house approved commod ity exchange regulation bill The vote was 60 to 16 Passed by the house last session the measure would extend and broaden federal regulatory powers over commodity futures exchanges It would amend the grain futures act of 1922 to ada cotton rice mill feeds butter eggs and Irish po tatoes to the list of commodities in which futures trading is regulated by provisions of that measure Commodities included in the 1922 law were corn wheat rye oats bar ley flaxseed and grain sorghums Disorder and A warning that disorder and bloodshed will break out on the Navajo reservation in northwest New Mexico unless legislation defin ing the boundaries of the reserva tion is passed was given the senate Indian affairs committee by Secre tary ickes John L Lewis president of the United Mine Workers called on or ganized labor and citizens gener allly who want a square deal for all workers in this country to support a strike of sharecroppers in Arkan sas cotton fields Lewis also refused a request from William Green president of the American Federation of Labor to dissolve his committee on indus trial organization Wallace Says Keep in Step With Parade DES MOINES Wallace president of the American Associa tion of Motor Vehicle Administra tors Friday warned Memorial day motorists to keep in step with the highway parade Because of heavy traffic a driver who needlessly cuts in and out to pass other cars is risking a fatal Wallace said Memorial day is usually a high way death peak for the year If in andout drivers stay in line this cieath toll can be cut down As president of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Ad ministration let me suggest that when a driver is in doubt about passing cars ahead it is best to lose a second and save a Wallace who is Iowa motor ve hicle department superintendent or dered all state highway patrolmen on duty to regulate the anticipated heavy flow of Memorial day traffic He urged that enforcement of ficials of cities and states through out the country use all manpower available to curb the unnecessary sacrifice of the lives of our citi zens on this day dedicated to the memory of our war The Iowa motor vehicle depart ment drive against highway fatali ties this year reduced the death rate 16 per cent during the first four months Wallace reported 122 were killed in automobile accident deaths during that period as com pared with 146 for the same four monthsin 1935 FAIR WEATHER SEEN FOR MEMORIAL DAY DES MOINES basked under cloudless skies Friday and the weatherman declared that Memorial day tomorrow isnt even threatened now by rain Without hedging a bit he fore cast fair weather for Friday night and Saturday adding that it would be a little warmer in the east por tion The high temperature Thursday was 88 at Alta Estherville Atlan tic and Council Bluffs the low early Friday 48 at Dubuque and Cedar Rapids No rain was reported during the last 24 hours LINER AHEAD OF NORMANDIE TIME Queen Mary Breaks Mark for Full 25 Hour Day Run With 747 Miles ABOARD THE S S QUEEN MARY ENROUTETONEWYORK Queen Mary broke the French Normandies record for a full 25 hour day run by 747 milesup until noon ships time Friday Since the Queen Mary is travel ing westward across the Atlantic clocks were set back one hour dur ing the long run thereby making the day 25 hours The Queen Marys average speed during the period up to noon was knots Her noon position was 47 degrees 22 minutes north latitude and 29 de grees 88 minutes west longitude The ship is following B track which is a route of approximately miles from Cherbourg to Am brose Light The Normandies best days run to the west was 744 nautical miles Zeppelin Hindenburg Makes Landing at Rio RIO DE JANEIRO Zep pelin Hindenburg completing her South Atlantic crossing arrived here at a ra a m central standard time Friday and was placed in her hangar at a m a m C S FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday night and Saturday Somewhat warmer in east portion Saturday MINNESOTA Fair Friday night and Saturday somewhat warmer in southeast Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 84 Minimum insight 50 At 8 A M Friday 69 HAVE BEEN CUT TO ONLY Death Has Erased More Than Names From Roll DES MOINES comrades of the Grand Army of the Republic answered the roll call of living Civil war veterans as the na tion prepared to honor its war dead in Memorial day ceremonies Death has erased the names of more than G A R mem bers since the organization reached its membership peak of in 1890 At least died in 1935 National Commander Oley Nel son scanned the roster Friday and found that a complete report of membership could not be made be cause the Florida department haa yet to submit its 1935 roll call The total listed in 40 other departments was Had Posts Once the organization boasted posts but the number has dwindled to In many of them a single member remains to con duct official Miss Katharine R A Flood G A R secretary said the regulation requiring tbat a post have three living members in order to retain its charter has been unofficially re laxed in the last few years Where there is just one member left he usually hates to give up the post she said In some cases minutes will list just one member as attending a post meet ing and the same member as pre siding Alabama Is Smallest The California and Nevada de partment listing 436 living mem bers on Jan 1 1936 had the larg est roster of the 41 remaining de partments Alabama was the smal lest with five members in two posts North Dakotas Jan 1 roll call showed six members living the same number reported by the Vir ginia and North Carolina depart ment The national headquarters roster showed the following membership by departments as of Jan 1936 Department Posts Members Alabama 2 5 Arkansas 5 18 California and Nevada 436 Colorado and Wyoming 52 Connecticut 76 4 21 Florida No Idaho 6 26 Illinois 345 Indiana 248 Iowa 28 188 Kansas SS 289 Kentucky 8 20 Louisiana and Mississippi 6 41 Maine 29 104 Maryland 3 25 Massachusetts 87 23S Michigan 62 184 Minnesota 130 Missouri 16 Montana 7 17 Nebraska 38 125 New Hampshire 6 22 New Jersey 56 New York 396 North 4 S Ohio 91 301 Oklahoma 5 25 Oregon 15 124 Pennsylvania 54 255 Potomac District of Columbia 39 Rhode Island 11 37 South Dakota 14 5p Tennessee 3 lo 2 12 Utah 15 Vermont 2 10 Virginia and North Carolina 2 6 Washington and Alaska 122 West Virginia 8 40 Wisconsin 152 At 2 DEATH MUSTERS OCX 83 IOWA COMRADES DES KOTNES P Fuc ley adjutant general of the Iowa G A ran an age wrinkled finger through his roster Friday and found death has mustered out S3 of his comrades since last Mem orial day i he said leaves us alive And the record show there are only 31 posts left IS than a year Once in 1893 there were jis A R posts in Iowa with comrades who banded together 70 ;