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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 30, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 30 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 197 Theory on Bonus Vote Stewart Tells Why Senate Is More Courageous By CHARLES P STEWART Central Tress Staff Writer ASHINGTON May 30 Sena tors wh o voted to uphold Presi dent Roosevelts veto of the Pat man soldiers bo nus bill are mak i n g numerous uncomplimentary remarks concern ing many of the r e p r esentatives who voted to override said ve to a few hours ahead of the sen ates vote The represen tatives are chuckling how ever As to the bonus they were in a position to avoid being placed on the spot by placing the senate on it They availed themselves of their advantage with enthusiasm The house it will be recalled vot ed 322 to 98 to liberal margin beyond the required two thirds But in the senate the probonus folk were able to muster only 54 votes against ballots of twothirds than elementHad To Wed Publisher United Sta tes Sa lutes Nations War Dead AMERICA MUSf KEEP FREEDOM SAYS 0 popularly accepted explana tion Istiat senators are less respon sive to public opinion than repre sentatives because every single rep resentative comes up for reelection biennially but only onethird of the other twothirds he ing sure of their seats anyway for from two to four years farther on It is an explanation however which doesnt hold the present case at least Up For KeElection Of the 40 senators who voted to sustain the presidential veto thus killing the Patman bill 14 will be candidates in 1936 That is to say the antibonusites got proportion ately more of their strength from the ranks of the senators who must fight for reelection as soon as the representatives will have to do so than from the ranks of the hold overs to 1938 and 1940 Whether it will be a liability or an asset or simply wont signify to a congressional candidate next year to have voted to sustain the bonus veto may be arguable but there is no doubt that most politi cians think it will be a heavy liabil ity Are senators then more resolute ly defiant of political fate than rep resentatives Not necessarily The Practical Side The average proadministration representative is about 60 per cent Turn to PflRe 2 Column 4 Normandie Averages 285 Knots on First Stage of Her Voyage ABOARD S S NORMANDIE AT SEA May 30 on her way by an enthusiastic throng at Southampton the Normandie pointed her prow toward New xork today and the possibility of a new transatlantic speed record The 79000 ton liner averaged 285 knots on the first stage of her maiden voyage She left Le Havre her home port at p m and arrived in Southampton shortly be fore midnight FORECAST IOWA Cloudy showers in extreme west portions Thurs day night Showers Friday Little change in temperature MINNESOTA Fair Thursday night Friday increasing cloud iness followed by showers in south portion little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday Minimum in NigJif 55 At 8 A M Thursday 57 Kainffill 10 REPORT RANSOM IN HIDING PLACE Attorney General Speaks as Mason City Honors Soldier Heroes Pleading for Americans to retain their priceless possession of free dom and warning his audience to be ware of communism and fascism which in Europe he said has taken away all liberty of people Attorney General Edward L OConnor gave the annual Memorial address here He spoke at Elmwood cemetery After paying tribute to tie sol dier dead and the principles for which they fought the attorney gen eral declared that the country is be ing filled with He said fherV isoniyroom and that Is Great Danger Seen The greatest danger our coun try faces he continued is the de liberate widespread campaign that is being financed by Moscow to es tablish communism upon this conti nent The agents of Moscow swarm over our land They are working to organize our workers our churches our school children our college stu dents into communist organization for the overthrow of the govern ment The door of opportunity is not closed in this country it is as wide open as ever No person would be foolish enough to say that every thing is as it should be We are still progressing our march as a nation is still forward Will Be Greater Great as this nation is it is not as great as it will be if we have the heart and the will to carry it on to its ultimate destiny When our fore fathers carved out the foundations of this republic they had the wis dom and the vision to understand that the stones ttiey laid were but the beginning of the final structure They knew as we know today that government is not static that they must be able to make improvements as time and conditions progress In their wisdom they so fash ioned the foundation that we today can make improvements where they are needed without tearing down and discarding the whole structure There are no ills afflicting this na tion today which cannot be cured in an orderly constitutional way No Need lor Fear If we follow the outlines those first great architects of America fashioned we shall have no need for fear War veterans and their auxil iaries honored 279 soldier dead in Mason City cemeteries with a parade Hundreds of residents crowded Federal avenue to watch the parad ing veterans The dashing colors of band and drum corps uniforms the drab of the national guardsmen were addedto the civilian garb of Turn to Page 2 Column 5 Rain Blocks Washington Parade Plan By ASSOCIATED FKESS The United States saluted its war dead Thursday Crippled veterans and carefree children took part in a pageant which alternately solemn and mar tial spread from coast to coast The men in blue had the seats of honor as they have had since Memorial day was inaugurated in honor of their fallen Civil war com rades but the seats were few in number Their places in parades too were given over almost entirely to vet erans of the SpanishAmerican and World wars the troops of today and patriotic organizations 72000 in Parades Timothy J Creeden 95 left for dead on a battlefield was one of 26 survivors expected to march in Manhattans parade of more than 20000 persons Altogether 72000 entered in the ranksfoe the five New York boroughparadea President Roosevelts official Memorial day appearance at Wash ington was called off because of a drizzling rain The president had planned to re view the capitals Memorial day parade from a stand in front of the white house Rain prevented the parade also Whether the annual ceremonies at Arlington national cemetery would be held later in the day de pended on the weather Indians and Whites At Hardin Mont Indians and whites came together to dedicate a Turn 0 Pace 2 Column 4 Fort Madison Man Given Silver Star for War Gallantry WASHINGTON May 30 The war department has announced award of the silver star to Fred W Simpson 535 Avenue E Fort Madi son Iowa for gallantry in action during the World war near Sergy France July 28 1918 During an enemy bombardment according to the citation while every effort was being made to evacuate the wounded Private Simpson f Company G One hundred sixtyeighth infantry 42 division voluntarily served as a stretcher bearer and assisted in carrying wounded comrades to the first aid station until he was wounded by a bursting shell Simpson resided in Fort Dodge JUMP FATAL TO NASHUA WOMAN Mrs Emily Benner 87 Dies of Injuries Received at Sons Home NASHUA May Emily Benner 87 died Thursday morning from injuries received Monday when she jumped from the second story window at the home of her son Henry She suffered no broken bones but her spine was injured The aged woman who fell 16 feet had called out that she intended to jump but was tolti to wait Mem bers of her family said she was sut jfering a mental weakness Pearl Buck internationally author plans to divorce her husband J Lossing Buck with whom she worked as a missionary in the orient and marry her publisher Richard Walsh inset according to New York dispatches Mrs Buck was born in China but has spent most of her time in the United States since 1929 U S MARKETS CLOSE FOR DAY Only Savannah Naval Stores and New Orleans Cotton Open Memorial Day NEW YORK May 30 leading security and commodity markets in the United States with the exception of Savannah naval stores and the New Orleans cotton exchange were closed today in ob servance of Memorial day European and Canadian financial and commodity exchanges were open as usual WHAT TO DO ON NRA IS HOLIDAY TOPIC OF STUDY Johnson Says Beneficial Aspects Can Still Be Salvaged WASHINGTON May 30 holiday gave congress and the new deal a bit of leisure today to think what they might do about NRA They could study a suggestion by Hugh Johnson former blue eagle chief that congress might yet sal vage beneficial aspects of the ex periment In a speech last night he said the legislators could enact pre cise definitions of fair practices and let some administrative body apply them He also expressed the belief that federal of hours wages and working conditions would be constitutional in all of those op erations which depend on importa tions from one state into the great unitary market of the United States Appeals to Public Appealing to the public to urge congress to salvage everything lef by the courts decision he saic price slashing has begun and de cent living standards for labor arc running out like sands in an hour glass President Roosevelt seemed to in dicate a belief that entirely volun tary codes would not be adequate Many business groups he said hac signified their intention to stick bj code rules but a minority could dis rupt the whole thing by cutthroat tactics He announced no plans Borah Fears Trusts Any attempt to amend the con stitution will run into a fight Sen ator Clark DMo made plain He said it would stand no more chance than there is of the world coming to an end Senator Borah RIda ho warned that any new plans must guard against all possibility of monopoly Some of the administrations more conservative leaders on capi tol hill were expressing resentment over brain trust influence and blaming its members for defeat in the supreme court Some of these leaders also were expressing regret they had not been called into white house conference on what to do about NRA John L Lewis president of the United Mine Workers said congress could avert a national strike of soft turn to Pane 2 Column 3 Deny Being Required to Contribute Iowa Daily Tress Bureau DES MOINBS May commission employes 369 in all have signed affidavits to the effect that they have made no campaign contributions to any party and that they owe no political debts for the jobs they hold The affidavits which the com mission required every employe to sign in order to stay on the payroll provided for the signer to attest to the following That neither I my agent nor anyone acting in behalf of me has paid any money or other thing of value or made any campaign con tribution to any political party or promised to make any campaign contribution to any political party or promised to pay anybody any money or give anything of value or in any way obligated myself finan cially or otherwise in order to ob tain ffiepdsitioriI nowloia with the Iowa Liquor Control commission Employes in the central office the warehouse and in all 83 stores now in operation were required to sign Any future employes like wise will have to attest to such an affidavit in order to get a job Charges were hurled freely in the last session of the legislature that politics had entered into the admin istration of the liquor control act Harold M Cooper former commis sion chairman recently was indicted on a charge of having violated the liquor law by participating in an election campaign Cooper is charg ed with having offered a Focabon tas county resident a job with the commission in return for withdraw ing from a state representative race The liquor control act specifically prohibits commissioners or em ployes from contributing to political parties from using his influence to cause another to adopt his political views or from favoring any par ticular candidate for office BUSINESS BAROMETER GOING UP Sales of general merchandise in small towns ond rural areas for April 1935 were about 37 per cent1 higher in dollar volume than for April 1934 and were 64 per cent above the same month of 1933 federal de partment of commerce reports reveal Daily average sales for April increased about 7 per cent from March or considerably more than the estimated seasonable amount it was said The seasonally adjusted index for April was 101 per cent of the 192931 monthly average compared with 97 Vz in March and in February Total sales for the first 4 months of 1935 were 20Yz per cent higher than for the same period of 1934 statistics show The average weekly earnings of wage earners in the steel industry in the first quarter of 1935 were 22 per cent higher than they were during the first 3 months of 1934 according to the American Iron and Steel Institute Steel employes paid on an hourly piece work or tonnage basis received an average of a week compared with 846 a week in the corresponding period of 1934 Average hours worked a week in the industry during the first quarter of 1935 were 343 com pared svith 315 in the year before The greater increase in size of weekly pay envelopes resulted from the greater num ber of hours worked The 1 15 percent in crease in average hourly earnings of workers in the steel industry last year compares with an increase of only 75 per cent in the aver age wage an hour in 25 major industries as reported by the National Industrial Confer ence board During the whole of 1934 wageearning employes of the steel industry earned an av erage of 64 per cent more an hour than they did in 1933 The Edison Electric institute reported elec tricpower production in the United States at 1701702000 kilowatthours for the week ended May 1 1 an increase of 02 per cent over the previous week and 35 per cent over the like week of 1934 Thegain over 1934 narrowed somewhat owing to a wider gain at this time last year The total for the preceding week had been 4 per cent over 1934 Percentage gains over 1934 for regional areas for the May 11 week included Rocky Mountain 136 per cent West Central 8 per cent central industrial 51 per cent Middle Atlantic 45 per cent Southern States 31 per cent and New Eng land 22 per cent The Pacific coast showed a decline of 6 per cent PASTOR IN JAIL AFTER SLAYING Vice Crusader Arrested in Killing of Police Chief of Texas Town DE RIDDEK La May 30 The Rev Edgar Eskridge who sought to take the law in his own hands was held in jail here today as the suspected slayer of one of his own church members Ed J OReil ly chief of police at Orange Texas The minister and vice crusader was arrested here yesterday a few hours after Chief OReilly was kill ed by shotgun blasts from a passing motor car Chief OReilly a close friend of the minister arrested his pastor last Tuesday on a charge of imper sonating an officer as the result of a raid M Eskridge made at a night club He was accused of displaying a badge of the Texas rangers but the chief did not press the chargeand the minister was released Sheriff J H Cain said he be lieved the ministers feelings had been hurt by the arrest on imper sonation charges Airline Continuing Service in Spite of Strike of Employes CHICAGO May 30 continued uninterrupted today over United Airlines although 20 em ployes were on strike in protest over suspension of two fellow em ploye for damaging a plane in mov ing it Mechanics mail handlers and clerks walked out yesterday Hes Contact Man F R Titcomb above assis tant general manager of the Weyerhaeuser Timber com pany has been named contact man for the family in the 000 kidnaping of George Wey erhaeuser 9 year old son ot John Philip Weyerhaeuser Ta coiaa Wash timber executive GRAND JURY TO HEAR HERRING No One Will Admit Being One to Issue Subpena for Prosecutor SIOUX CITY May 30 Woodbury county grand jury inves tigating graft chargfis here is ex pected to hear testimony Friday from Gov Clyde L Herring Special Prosecutor H M Havner and a half dozen other witnesses subpenaed yesterday No grand jury session was held today Havner admitted last night he issued the subpenas for the gover nor Polk County Attorney Carl Burkman P D Van Wagoner for mer state agent and Pete Rand Joe Gagen Tom Conroy and John Geneser all of Des Moines But no one would admit who sub penaed Havner special prosecutor presenting evidence to the grand jury to appear before it and give evidence himself O T Nagelstad also a special prosecutor said he didnt Assistant Atty Gen Clair Hamilton another special prosecutor declined to dis cuss it But Hamilton who has re mained outside the grand jury chamber during testimony that might bear on the attorney generals office is expected to question Hav ner RELEASE OF BOY BY KIDNAP GANG EXPECTED SOON Money Ready for Payoff and Two Contact Men Reported Named TACOMA Wash May 30 Reports the kidnapers of George Weyerhaeuser had been contacted and ransom was in a secret hiding place awaiting delivery led to a belief today the 9 year old lumber heir would be released t6 day or tomorrow Noticeable relaxation of tension among authorities and a report two contact men had been named by the family lent strength to the theory the boy was safe and soon would be returned to his distracted parents A friend of the Weyerhaeuser family said the 50 pound sack of 20000 federal reserve notes in 5 and lay in a secret hiding place ready for Just Before Headline He said the money was finally accumulated late yesterday short ly before the original deadline set for the ransom payment Another reliable source told of the appointment of the go betweens both friends of the family The story the kidnapers had been con tacted was not authenticated but it was persistent Weyerhaeuseri brotherin1 a w F Rodman Titcomb was named by a family friend as one of the inter mediaries and the second new con tact man was believed to be Charles Ingram assistant general manager of the Weyerhaeuser Timber com pany Reporters Cause Flurry Newly arrived newspapermen caused excitement among their col leagues when they drove up to the Weyerhaeuser home early today and then dashed away as other report ers jumped out of their parked cars to investigate The party two men and a woman in a taxicab drove very slowly past the home and then darted away It was thought at first they might have some connection with the re turn of the heir to the lumber for tune Boy 16 Kills His 3 Year Old Brother NEW YORK May 30 tives today blamed jealousy of an overgrown IB year old brother for the killing of 3 year old John Lan caric They said the big brother Syl vester confessed he had kicked the little boy to death when the child asked to be taken to the bathroom Well 63 Years Dies CRESTON May 30 W McCullough 82 who told friends recently that he had not sought medical aid in 65 years died at his home Correct Letter Writing TWO MEN LOST WHEN TUG SiNKS Eight Others Rescued After Collision With Vessel in Hudson River j HIGHLAND FALLS N Y May i 30 men were lost and eight others rescued early today as the Tug Russell 2nd sank in the Hudson river near here after a col i lision with the motorship Chester j owned by the Ford Motor company The men lost were identified by i j state police as Thomas iS I and Sivol Anderson 35 both of j i New York City j The Handy Letter Writer is an uptotheminute compilation of ac cepted standards and model forms for all kinds of correspondence Complete sections on both business and social communications Covers the general rules of diction punc tuation grammar correct styles of address proper salutations and closings A special section on for mal communications with 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