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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 11, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPy ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 111937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 83 GARNER FIXER Cleverest Vice President Yet Thinks Stewart BODY OF KIDNAPED BOY FOUND By CHARLES Pr STEWART A S III NGTON CPA Vice President John N Garner was the N a t i o n al Press clubs luncheon guest of honor a few days ago He made a speech too but as it was off the record it was w a s t p d sweetness Off the record or a t o r y hasnt much news value Some authorities hold that it is worth while for background purposes My own experience is that ils ef fect rather is to pledge corre spondents not to use information which otherwise they would have found out anyway maybe were cognizant of already The fact that the recently re elected vice president while tre mendously popular personally his off the record presence drew a record crowd at Ihe Press polilically is something of a sore subject in the house of represen tatives Keeps Fingerin Tic The purport of complaints ol the V P is that he has an undue amount of influence in a congres sional branch to which he no longer belongs While he himself was a repre sentative and he was one of the houses oldest in point of service no one disputed his right to be as influential as he was capable o being among his represcntatoria brethren As the houses minority leader when the democrats were in a minority it was a virtue in him to be influential As spcakei he automatically was influential it was his duly lo be But when he lapsed into the vice presidency the assumptioi was that he would become a typi cal vice presidenl say nolhing see nolhing hear nothing as tin Orientalsexpress Hr Tried lo Continue Well thats what he did ostensibly There were politicians who did not believe so effervescent an indi vidual could do it Earlier effervescent politicians have tried to continue to effer vesce in the vice presidential of fice and failed at it utterly Theo dore Roosevelt tried it and never would have effervesced again if he had not graduated accidentally in to the white house Charles G Dawes tried it and it was a lament able fizzle G a r n e r superabundantly ex perienced al the capitol stopped effervescing the minulc he was sworn in as presiding officer of Ihc jjcnalc An Efficient Fixer Politicians recently arrived at the conclusion that the vice presi dency had muzzled him as always in the past There was talk to the effecl that he was disappointed in his job that he felt he had vir tually been slid into retirement Slowly it began to be rumored that he was just as influential in the house of representatives as ever be had been though by no means so vociferous Of course he was not vociferous in the senate merely as presiding officer And of course he could not he vociferous in the house of rep EXTRA House Reaches Compromise After Tie Ballots CHILD BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN ADLY BEATEN rlis Face Bloody and Body Bruised Father and GMen Called EVERETT Wash deputies reported Ihc finding Mon day of Ihe body of a boy lentalive ly identified as Charles Malison 10 kidnaped in Tacoma two weeks ago The body was found six miles south of here and several miles west toward Norma Beach on Pu get Sound There are no telephones in the immediate vicinity The nude body lying in Ihc snow in heavy cutover land one half mile west of the Pacific high way and a few yards from the Ed monds road gave evidence of hav ing suffered a terrific beating The face was bloody and the body bruised Charles Malisons welltodo father Dr W W Malison from whom 28000 ransom had been demanded and justice department agents were summoned from Ta coma Deputies under Sheriff Wallcr F Faulkner were standing by lo guard Ihc vicinity from the cur ious in Ihc hope of preserving every available clew The discovery was made be tween 10 and 11 a in Pacific lime by a boy GordonMorrow son of Charles Morrow who had gone hunting for rabbits and Garner Furnishes a Rival for Minnie Singing Mouse resentatives member merely Less than 600 feet from the Morrow home he came upon the body frozen stiff in the near zero weather of the morning The boy notified his father who called the sheriffs office from the Fairmounl slalion A posse of depulies hurried lo the scene and established a guard LOOK INSIDE DAMON DIES AT HOME IN OMAHA One of Founders of Local Store In Business Here for Many Years C W Damon for many years a businessman in Mason Cily and one of the founders of the Damons Inc store died at his home at Omaha according to word received here Monday Mr Damon who was identified with the department store busi ness here many years started his career by working in the slore owned by his father Austin exDamon at Kirtland Ohio and later launched into business for Mrs B L Prouty of Garner is shown here with her singing piousc called Tiny Tim Fholoffraphcr coax Tim lo pose properly in Ihe bird cage so ihe mouse was placed in a jar in front of the cage to have his picture taken Tiny Tim Believed to Be Only Musical Rodent m Iowa Tim thought to be Iowas only musical mouse in captivity is paying back for all the sleepless nighls he caused his mistress Mrs B L Prouty Night after night the rival ol Minnie Chicagos noted mouse sang con tinually and tor four weeks he evaded traps and five kinds of poison Mrs Prouly sat up one night deciding to capture him dead or alive It was in the parlor she sighted him He scrambled lo Ihe lop of a picture frame perched there on Ills hind legs then sang lo her She got him and placed him in a cage but he escaped only to sing louder than ever Several days later she cornered him in a closet after he ran up a dress hanging on the wall Balances on String In his cage again he sang more than ever but singing is not his only talent His balance act on a string across the cage his clever But he has proved to be an ex traordinarily efficient sot to vocc Garner Is Crafty Politically John N Garner is mightily crafty in short He knows wKcn to be vociferous when to appear to say nothing at all and when to talk off the rec ord But his system works so well that as previously remarked it 5 makes his opponents even within his own party sore Indeed he is a cleverer vice president than Theodore Roosevelt a lot cleverer than Charles G Dawes really the cleverest vice president that ever was Frank Prepares His Ouster Statement Legislature to Meet MADISON Wis Glenn Frank worked Monday on his statement concerning his dismissal from the University of Wisconsin presidency while legislators pre pared for a session in which the Frank case appears due for dis cussion The new state legislature con venes Wednesday and so far three senators have promised to bring the question before their col leagues Investigation of the ous ter proceedings and the method of selecting university regents ap pear likely proposals Under the lineups of both sen ale and assembly a coalition of democrats and republicans could produce a majority over the pro gressives to push through meas ures calling lor an inquiry himself in a small town near Erie Pa A few years later he moved to Omaha Ncbr where for an ex tended period he owned the dry goods department of one of the citys largest departmenl stores With J E Igou Mr Damon formed a partnership and for sev eral years the DamonIgou com pany was in business on South Federal avenue In 1908 the com pany moved lo the quarters now occupied by Damons Inc on North Federal avenue Mr Damon later purchased the Igou interest After selling Ihe slore lo the pres ent management Mr Damon moved to Omaha retaining his in terest in the building Mr Damon was a member of the Elks lodge and Rotary club and was active in Mason Citys business life for many years The body will arrive in Mason City Tucsdas afternoon al 3An oclock on the Chicago Great Western railroad and will be taken to the Randall funeral home where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon al 2 oclock Blame Broken Rail for Tram Accident Near Lime Springs LIME broken rail believed to have been caused by the frost was said by authorities to have been the cause for the de railment of 27 cars of a west bound freight train of the Milwau kee railroad 5 miles northwest oJL Crcsco between Lime Spring and Chester None of Ihc crew was injured in The wreck which occurred early Monday morning HOY J SOURS Jmva Speaker Candidate Iowa Recalls Previous Legislature Deadlocks ON PAGE 2 France Wants German Troops All Removed ON PAGE 2 Supreme Court Backs Tax on Silver Profit ON PAGE 5 Bandits Hold Up Cafe Get Car Are Fired On ON PAGE 8 Hopes to Peg Relief Rolls a I Two Million ON PAGE 7 SET EFFICIENCY AS GOAL IN ANY CONSOLIDATION Roosevelt to Let Congress Decide on Government Reorganization By EDWAUD 1 DUFFY WASHINGTON Roosevelt whipped together Mon day the final details of his pro gram to reorganize the federal government with efficiency rath er than economy the primary goal He will let congress decide atl er outlining his proposals in a message Tuesday whclhcr any federal activities should be aban doned or curtailed Mr Roosevelt explained his ideas for regrouping the manifold government agencies on a func tional basis to Vice Presidenl Garner Speaker Bankhcad and five other democratic leaders at the while house lale yesterday Consolidations Ritmorcil The cabinels lurn for an ad vance peck at tiie report of hip special investigating committee cume Monday as congress began its second week with only rou tine business al hand Amid rumors of major eonsoli l dalions impending pleas of save my job if necessary wercucach ing Ihe capilol from officehold ers Some officials believed foul principal reorganization sugges tions might be made That a department of cabinet rank be set up totake over the social security and re lief systems and possibly educa tional agencies May Consolidate Conslruclioil 2 That almost all government construction activities such as roads public works allotments encouragement of housing etc be combined possibly under another cabinet post 3 That the deparlmcnt of the interior be made a conservation department in line with Secretary fckes preference and be given conservation duties now exercised by the agriculture and other dc parlmcnls along with jurisdiction over Ihc civilian conservation corps 4 That should logrolling threaten achievement of reorgan ization by congress the authority for minor shifts and consolidations be entrusted to the presidenl Insists on Economy Chairman Byrd DVa of the senate committee studying reor ganization planned lo insisl on economy as an objcclivc as well as efficiency He would consolidate many of the 24 lending agencies for example to prevent overlap ping and waslc Activities at State Capital OPPONENTS SALUTE uiinonculs of Uoy J Sours of Charles City coiigTaUiUUcil the hitler Saturday ufltirruioii in DCS Moincs immediately after Hie G O V house had nominated Sours as the partys candidate for speaker Above is Phil Roan of Fort Madison left and IJ 11 Hiekcnlooper of Cedar Kaplds both shaking hands with Sours POLICE POWER FOK LIQUOR Cell John Mitchell of Fort Dodge has announced that investigators of the Iowa liiiuor commission have been vested with regular police pow ers Heretofore commission agents only could investigate liquor law violations had no power of arrest Lctl to right arc Uernaril E Mauley of Mason City chairman of Hie liquor commission Mitchell W W Akcrs chief the Iowa Imreaii of investigation and Andrew Stewart of Rockwell City member of flic liquor coin mission at the niecliiiff called to fliscuss the police power ques tion Iowa Daily Tress Photos antics on a bird swinghis timidity Wouldbe economizers in con nd shyness as he reclines in his I Kfcss nwailed further word from the president on relict as well as reorganization before planning their tactics They appeared in a minority vocally al least but nevertheless determined lo Iry lo keep the im mediate relief appropriation below the 3650000000 mentioned in the budget Legislators from six wesl crn states banded behind Senator Bone DWash lo seek 000 to carry until July Work on Bills The house still had to organize its committees No important legisla lion was expected to be ready for a vote this week but members went to work on the bills to extend the presidents monetary powers the stabilization fund and the reconstruction cor Dubuque Boy Killed as Sled Hits Tree DUBUQUE Win gcrl 9 was faially hurt Monday morning when his sled crashed into a tree on the grounds sur rounding St Marys orphanage where he lived for the past six years He died in a hospital two hours later New Police Whistles for Colder Weather W A T E R L O O new whistles Waterloo policemen are tooling officers said have fuller lones than the old ones and wil not freeze up in cold weather liny hammock and the way he preens himself after taking a balh in a bottle arc other tricks ad mired by spectators Tims first public appearance wasover Ihc lelephonc Mrs rouly was lalking lo a friend Tim sang so loud Ihc other person bought it was Mrs Proulys can iry birds She placed Tim to the elephone he sang Mrs Prouly invited the person o come and see Tim Now the whole town is interested Mrs Prouly has had to set visit ing hours Tims life now is de voted to bringing joy to sick chil dren There is a sizable silver of fering accumulating which will be used to buy dolls and toys for children in Iowa hospitals Visited by Many Mrs Prouty did not al first at tach much significance to the mouse as she gol him before the slory came out about a mouse in Chicago When the Rev T Ernest Honn of Garner and the Rev Mr Mclcalf of Sioux City were guests in Ihc Prouly home during Ihe holiday they said they believed she had a prize in the liltle creat ure Mrs Prouty after the story got lo church was visited by children and grownups all hours of the day and she had to set spe cial hours Tim has longer legs and ears than most mice and his ears are held erect He is light gray I detest mice but after study ing this one I hardly think I will be so afraid of them Ihe Globe Gazelles correspondenl said Dies of Skull Fracture CEDAR RAPIDS Cook 18 died Sunday of a skull fracture suffered when his sled struck a bump throwing him 15 feet inlo Ihe air GOLD WAVE IN IOWA LETS UP Mercury Even Rises Above Freezing in Southern Part of Stale Warmer weather with some melting temperatures returned to Iowa Monday The mercury climbed above freezing in soulh Iowa high enough lo melt some of the ice off the highways in that section Minimum temperatures Mon day night the weatherman said would be about normal with a IS degree low in North Iowa 20 de grees in Ihe southwest section md in Ihc southeast It was clear over all the slate Monday and tin forecast called for continued lair weather Mon day night and Tuesday witli ris ing temperatures Monday night It may be somewhat colder how ever in northcentral and ex treme west Iowa Tuesday Mason City recorded 1 below zero early Monday morning but the temperature rose rapidly af terwards It was 20 below zero here early Sunday but the beet sugar plant north of the city re The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fnir Mini day nielli anil Tuesday rising temperatures Momlav nifjlit Minicwhiit rnlilrr in mirth cen tral anil extreme west portions Tuesday MINNESOTA Generally fair not so cold in extreme south Monday nisht Tuesday unset tled colder IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hoLir period ending al B oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 15 Above M illinium in Night 1 liclow At 8 A M Monday 10 Alinvc For like period ending al 8 oclock Sunday morning iUasinium Saturday 1 Alinvc Minimum in Xitrht 21 llclow Al 8 A M Sunday III IJclnw Snowfall Traui After three nights of subycro weather the mcrtiiry was definite ly headed up in North Iowa Mon day A south wind and a bright i poralions lending power Plans lo bring Ihe proponenls of constitutional amendment togeth er in conference proceeded with ported 31 below minimum lower than any other point in the slate Charles City had 20 be low early Sunday and Dccorah 28 below Monday Charles City and Coun cil Bluffs reported minirmnqs during the night previous of above zero Sundays high was 24 at Keokuk Three deaths two of them ill coasting accidents were altribut G 0 P SEIZES FULL POWER IN STATE SENATE Removes All Appointment Powers From Democrat Presiding Officer BULLETIN DES MOINES a compromise after anolluM ballnl for temporary chief clerk ended in a 51 ti 51 dead lock m e m li c r s if the even ly divided house of representa tives Monday named William Kcineclic democrat to tlir clerkship and Representative Ed Brown republican DCS Moincs as temporary chairman The compromise was niailc after Virgil Lckiu democrat chief clerk of the last session refused the post of temporary clerk DES MOINES party fights flared in both chambers al the opening of the Iowa legisla ture Monday with the evenly di vided house plunging immediate ly into a deadlock With the speakcrship contest m the background the house battled all morning on selection of a te poiary chief clerk finally pick ing Virgil Lckin a democrat on the sixth ballot The senate republican majority crushed democratic opposition in its initial test voting 28 to 20 In lake from John Valentine incprning democyatic governor the power io appoint senate The vote was strictly partisan with two demo crats absent Senator Bycrs Elected At ils afternoon session senate republicans again rode over demo crats electing Frank C Bycrs vet eran Cedar Rapids senator as president pro tern The vote was 21 tor Bycrs and 17 for Harold Irwin D oCDeWill who was president pro lem at the last session Ickins Name Ailclcil The house stalemate was brok en on the sixth formal ballot after a republican member S E Look inghill of Nevada added the name of Lckin lo the two other nom inees for the temporary posl A C Gustjifson R of DCS Moincs and William Rcineckc D of Del aware county Five previous bil lots found Ihc house deadlocked on Ihis minor formality with a striclly parly vole of 51 to 51 The vote for Lekin a democrat and chief clerk for the past three sessions was 55 with 53 cast for Reinccke and none for Gustafson Lckin now with Ihc slate se curities department the house was advised before the ballot was taken is not a candidate lor the permanent clerkship foiwhich Reinccke and Gustafson were named by party cnucuscs din n ni in ises Ke jcc I n d Before the deadlock was broken the housc still voting on pnily lines turned thumbs down on two compromises offered by Represen tative C L Rice D of Delta and Representative R D Blue R sun helped The thermometers at the sugar factory noith of Ihe oily did an unexplained nosedive Sal tirday night to 31 below zero 11 degrees lower than the reading in Mason City As a result Mason City is currently being referred to as Iowas north pole Charles Cily had a reading nf 211 below Satin day night iut Dccorah was down to 28 below Senator Norris IndNcbr agree cfl to aweithcr conditions over ing to head the group At n luncheon forum of the in dependent legislative bureau he suggested congress lake issue with supreme court interpretations of labor legislation by moving simul taneously to restrict the courts power by statute and amendment Would Explain Views Under the projected plan the flfl congressmen who have proposed constitutional amendments would be asked to explain their views to delegations from the major farm labor consumers and business or ganizations and spokesmen from the states A vote then would be taken on whether enlargement of federal powers curtailment of supreme court jurisdiction giving to con gress of a veto power over su preme court decisions or some oth er means would have most chance for success the weekend Mora than a dozen persons suffered injuries coast ing Want Senate Vote on All Reciprocal Trade Agreements WASHINGTON Na tional Grange and the National Cooperative council joined Mon day in demanding a senate vole with open hearings on all recip rocal trade agreements with for eign nations Al present only President Roosevelts signature is necessary lo make such trade pacts binding Tariff experts study proposed pacts and report to the president in advance Pope Pius Suffers Pain in Right Leg VATICAN CITY VPj Pius issuffering from recurring pain in his right leg where vari cose veins similar ID those in his partly paralyzed left leg have de veloped Vatican sources reported j Monday The 79 year old holy father passed several bad hours during the night prelates declared when sedatives administered to relieve the pain wore off McAdoo Funeral to Be Held on Tuesday NEW YORK fu neral services will be held Tuesday for Robert II McAdoo 38 son ot United States Senator William G McAdoo of California who died at his home here of pneumonia Sun day night Interment probably will be in Arlington National cemetery at Washington of Eagle Grove Rice admonishing the house lo remember we are here in the in terests of all and not political par ties sought the temporary election by a unanimous vote of a coalition slate Rep Tom Slimpson D of Anamosa for the temporary chair manship and Gustnfson for the clerkship Blue countered with a motion for the similar election of Rep Dewey E Goodc R of Bloom field for the hnirmansliip snct Reinecke for the clerkship Committee on Committees The upper chamber adopted in its tcmpborary rules a proposal In place the committee appointing power in the hands of a committee on committees comprised of liucn republicans and two democrats Senator William Bcardsley fl New Virginia republican floor leader sponsored the motion on the floor declaring it is not n slap at Valentine This question strikes right at the heart of representative gov ernment he said It is not cheap partisanship Senator Roy Stevens DOltum wa said the move would shatlor all precedent and be an affront to Valentine Stevens pointed his finger at Beardsley and said You know its nothing but party politics Why dont you go the whole way with parly politics and leave democrats off the committee Arrives in Wheel Chair The gavel boomed in the house at in and in the scnale 27 minutrs 1 later with every house member ;