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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 'THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLI WVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1935 SECTION ONE! THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO. 227 loivans in Washington Murphy on Job of Redrafting AAA Amendments. By MUNBO KEZEE. , A S H I N G T O N , July 5. Iff)--Senator Louis Murp h y (D .-I a.) played a hey role in redrafting the proposed amendments to the agricultural adjustment act to assure their constitutionality. The work was in keeping with Murphy's pledge to make the fight of his life in behalf of t h e amendments i n the hope of consolidating economic gains for agriculture. Successful operation of a federal farm plan shared interest in the senate agriculture committee's work with the law's constitutionality. It was on this ground, Murphy said, that the committee removed house- inserted provisions intended to make the nation's customs receipts available for subsidizing the exportation of farm surpluses. Market Restricted. Possibility of these provisions being included in the bill, agriculture department officials told the committee, restricted part of the normal -market for American agricultural products, especially cotton. Foreign buyers, they explained, did not care to make long commitments for cotton purchases when there was a chance they might be able to buy cotton considerably cheaper if the federal government financed the loss in disposing of cotton in world markets at less than the domestic price. Provision Removed. Another well intentioned house provision was removed in the senate committee, Murphy said, in fear it would wreck the constitutionality of the tax features of the AAA. The house had provided that processing taxes collected on one commodity could not De'usea to make' bentlit payments on another commodity. "This," Murphy said, "made the act appear to be plainly an act for class." The Iowa senator noted this had been the policy of the farm administration throughout and that there was no intention of abandoning this plan. He said there was grave fear, however, that requiring it would endanger the constitutionality of the measure. Bill Prize Lemon. Representative Fred C. Gilchrist (D.-Ia.) thinks the proposed potato control bill is the prize lemon of the agriculture committee's fruit this session. The bill would set up quotas for potato production, based on some previous normal years. Producers would be given tax exempt stamps to the amount of those quotas, but would have to pay a three-fourths of a cent a pound tax on any excess. "The idea of regimenting potatoes is ridiculous," Gilchrist said. "Every man in Iowa would have to get a license. Why, if this thing was carried to its logical extreme,, they'd be hanging every man and woman in Iowa for planting a few Irish cobbler potatoes." Representative Fred Biermann, (D.-Ia.) joined Gilchrist in opposing a favorable report on the potato bill by the house agriculture committee. They are the only lowans on the committee. They consider enforcement of the measure would be impossible. jury of 10 Men and Two Women Chosen to Try Mrs. Waley TACOMA. Wash., July 5. OP)-A jury of ten men and two women and a man alternate was chosen in. one hour and 25 minutes today to try 19 year old Margaret Thulin Waley for the $200,000 George Weyerhaeuser kidnaping! TTz^Weather FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair Friday night and Saturday except thunderstorms Friday afternoon or night in the extreme east portion. Cooler. MINNESOTA: Generally fair in south, mostly cloudy in north Friday night and Saturday; somewhat cooler. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Friday morning: Maximum Thursday 89 Minimum in Night 73 At 8 A. M. Friday 78 Rainfall .05 Friday brought the second warmest weather of the year, with a temperature of 92 degrees at 3 o'clock, 2 decrees below Wednesday's top mark. MASON CITY MAN KILLED BY CAR O'Connor Pleads Innocent to Charges WAIVES READING OF CHECKS ONBOND S e c r e t a r y of Attorney General Questioned by Grand Jury. SIOUX CITY, July 5. (J~Atty. Gen. Edward L. O'Connor pleaded .innocent to conspiracy charges today as the grand jury which this week indicted him and "2 other persons continued its investigations. The attorney general, who appeared tired, was arraigned before District Judge A. O. Wakefield in a courtroom at the other end of the courthouse from that in which the Woodbury county gralt investigation grand jury is in session. He waived reading of the indictment which charged him. First Asst. Atty. Gen. Walter Malay and 18 others with conspiracy to operate gambling devices. Free! Free, Sioux City attorney, accompanied him to the courtroom. Checks 53,000 Bond. I O'Connor, who came nere this morning from Des Moines, checked the 53,000 bond which Free filed for him when the indictments were returned last Wednesday. He said he planned to return to the state capitol by train today. O'Connor said afterwards that he had nothing to add to his statement of Wednesday. He said then that he feels "certain that .when the case is complete I will be completely exonerated." Minutes of the testimony of Bert Rollinger. a convict, which were attached to the indictment, quoted Rollinger as saying- he paid S750 to a man introduced to him as Attorney General O'Connor for the protection of a slot machine racket. Maley to Appear. O'Connor said Assistant Attorney General Maley plans to come xto Sioux City next Monday for arraignment. Time has not been set for the appearance of the others named in the long conspiracy indictment, or those named in the other three indictments. The grand jury, meanwhile, concluded the questioning of Mrs. Alma Berry, secretary to the attorney general, who spent three hours before the jurors Wednesday identifying office records subpenad by the special investigators. She was in the jury room an hour and a quarter today. W. W. Walters, pocahontas, Iowa, pool hall proprietor, who yesterday was served with a subpena issued at the direction of Special Prosecutor H. M. Havner to Deputy Sheriff C. W. Gilchrist of Pocahontas county, was the · second witness today. Schmidt on Stand. Glenn Schmidt, acting chief of the state bureau o£ investigation, was before the jury when it recessed at noon. He was expected to identify the records of his office which will be added to the exhibits filed previously. Walters was summoned after the Pocahontas county deputy sheriff furnished an. affidavit which related that a slot machine solen from Walters had been recovered from two persons and the broken machine and money from its cash box returned to Walters. · Giichrist also said in the affidavit that no action ever was brought against Walters for possessing the machine, but that the persons who (Turn t« Pafte 3, Column 4) Mayor Denounced POLICE DISPERSE MOB AT OMAHA Two Trams Blocked in Riot Zone by Collision of Two Autos. OMAHA, July 5. (.T)--Police today dispersed a large crowd which surrounded two trams blocked in the heart of the recent South Omaha streetcar riot zone by collision of two automobiles in which three persons were injured, one seriously. The trolleys were rocked and two windows smashed before three carloads of cruiser officers scattered the throng. L. L. Green, Council Bluffs, operator of a tram on the Twenty-fifth street viaduct in Omaha, was in- juicd when struck over the heart by a brick. JHaj-or Harry L. Davis, republican, of Cleveland, has been called upon to resign by a newspaper and civic organizations he- cause of alleged scandals and corruption in the city administration, climaxed by a boat party given by the city's alleged "gambling boss." Cleveland's safety director and other city olficials were in the party, during which a ffirl employed at citj- hall was drowned. Cleveland formerlj had city manager form ol govern- roent7 and now may seek its re* turn. Eimtein Has Matter and SpaceTheory PRINCETON, N. J., July 5. Of)-Prof. Albert Einstein, seeking unity, a single law to account for all the phenomena of nature, announced a new step in that direction---some mathematics which seem to prove that space and matter are only different phases of the same thing. The ultimate bits of matter are what he seems to have found. They are smaller than anything yet observed. They are, in his terminology, "bridges"' joining two "identical sheets of space." The bridge in his mathematics, is the fundamental material particle. "The neutral as well as the electrical particle," he says in the Physical Review, jointly with Dr. N. Rosen, "is a portion of space connecting two sheets." But these new particles of Einstein's seem to be simpler than anything- now known, such as electrons, protons and neutrons. He states that a proton or an electron appears to be a "two-bridge problem." He obtains the bridge particle conception by combining the use of the mathematics of gravitation and of electromagnetism. The connection between gravitation and electricity, or electromagnetism, has been and still is one of the major unsolved mvsteries. 'RADICALS' PLAN TO PLACE THIRD PARTY IN FIELD 200 Meet in Chicago to Draw Up Their 'New Social Order.' CHICAGO, July 5. (/D-- A national conference of self styled radicals opened here today with its leaders predicting they would put a "left wing" third party into the political field in 1935, with a "new social order" as its platform. "We feel that capitalism is disintegrating," said Howard Y. Williams of St. Paul, national organizer of the farmer-labor political federation, "and we are meeting to face the question of what shall replace it. "We want a new party to build a new social order." 200 Iladical Americans. The conferees, said by leaders to number 200, gathered at a downtown hotel, at the call of an "initiating- committee" of five members of congress, were described as "radicals of a typical American strain" by young Alfred Bingham of New York, son of former republican Senator Hiram Bingham of Connecticut. "Production for use" -- with the profit system of private industry discarded -- was the goal uniting the various state groups, and on this principal plank they had a pledge of support -from Gov. Floyd Olson of Minnesota, regarded as a possible third party presidential candidate. Production for Use. "Please advise the conference," he wrote in a letter, "that I am completely committed to a production for use program, and ready to follow any movement which is designed to bring about a change from the present system to one of production for use and service." What to call the new party, if it is launched, was one point at which the conferees were at odds. Midwesterners urged the name a "farmer labor party" and easterners wanted it called the commonwealth party." Breckenridge Pleads for Constitutionality UNIVERSITY, Va., July 5. (, Henry Breckenridge, former assistant secretary of war, made a plea today for the American people to build their economic and social security upon the constitution as the surest foundation. His audience was the Institution of Public Affairs round table. Four Kibs Broken. ROCKWELL CITY, July 5. /B-W. E. Lovett, Calhoun county court clerk, suffered four broken ribs when his automobile overturned between here and Lake City. Two companions were not injured. Hoover Calls Fourth Happiest in His Life GROSS VALLEY, Cal., July 5. (.T 1 )--Herbert Hoover described his Fourth of July today as one of the happiest of his life because miners here received him "not as a former president but as one coming back to his old friends." He spoke before 6,000 people here yesterday. Fire Menaces Bridge Across Mississippi ST. LOUIS, July 5. (.¥)--The McKinley bridge over the Mississippi river was menaced early today by fire that spread from a nearby warehouse. Firemen announced they had the blaze under control and traffic across the structure was resumed. President Signs Wagner Bill on Labor Disputes WASHINGTON. July s. (.PI-A new chart for the treatment of labor in industry went on the statute books today with the signing by President Roosevelt of the Wagner labor disputes bill. The chief executive described the law as "an important step toward, the achievement of just and peaceful labor relations in industry." Hailed by organized labor leaders as labor's "magna carta" and by its foes among industrialists as a new source of strife, it guarantees to workers the right to bargain collectively and creates an independent labor relations boat-'!. The president expects to name this board within the month. As the president signed the measure without ceremony, legislative activity on Capitol Hill virtually was at a standstill with the senate in recess for the week-end and the house devoting its attention only to minor matters. Secretary Hull received Ethiopia's appeal that the United States invoke the Kellogg-Briand peace pact to prevent a threatened invasion by Italy. He made no comment. Department of commerce figures showed United States imports exceeded exports by 55,100,000 during May. lowan Pays 12 Kinds of Direct Taxes DES MOINBS, July 5. (Iowa Daily Press Bureau)--Mr. "Average lowan" paid twelve kinds of direct taxes in the six month period ending- June 30, 1935, and the entire bill reached $106.26. "Tax boxscore" figures of the Iowa Daily Press Association today revealed that this typical taxpaying citizen of the state contributed 549.02 in seven different ways to agencies of the state government in the period. $8.19 in two different ways to the county in which he and his family live, 517.19 in two forms to the city, $26.59 to the schools and ?4.01 in two taxes to the federal government. Only Direct Taxes. These figures include only taxes paid directly and do not include the additional indirect levies paid, such as the federal processing and tobacco taxes and duties on whatever imported goods he may purchase. Nor do they include the insurance levies made by the state. His first half real estate taxes totaled 550.98. This was divided as follows: Schools, $26.59; city, $16.19; county, .$7.69; state (soldiers bonus) .51. His second half real estate levy will not be as large because the state administration has allocated $4,000,000 from the three-point tax program to be sent back to the counties to apply on local taxes this fall and in 1936. Next year, however, will toe marked by a return of the state property levy. A larger amount of three point tax money consequently also will be available for property tax replacement in 1936. $11.43 Sales Tax. The state calssification of payments made in the first six months of this year includes $11.43 in sales tax, $10.44 in the state's share of the collect gasoline tax, $2.98 in net income tax, 51 cents for the soldier's bonus, $2.66 cigaret tax, $4 old age pension ($2 each for Mr. "Average lowan" and his wife) and $17 for his auto license. Generally speaking, the sales and income tax money is used for relief and for operation of the state government, the state gasoline tax goes for primary and secondary road construction and maintenance, auto license fees also go for road work, and the cigaret tax also helps pay the cost of operating the state government. Any residue of sales and income tax funds is to go back to local governments to apply on property taxes. Mr. "Average lowan" has a salary of $1,600 a year. He has a wife, two children, a car, owns his own home, lives in a small Iowa city. Following is his "Tax boxscore" for June: Total So TVl'K A m i . mid l-'nr OF TAX-- 111 .(line Tills Vrlir Sales $1.88 $11.43 Gasoline 3.04 13.92 State net income -- 2.98 Property -- 50.98 City poll -- 1.00 Cigaret 40 2.66 Old age pension -- 4.00 County head ... -- .50 Auto license ... -- I?00 Telephone 04 .53 Other taxes 24 1.26 TOTAL 5.60 106.26 HUEY'S DICTATOR BILLS SPEEDED Senator Long at Helm as House Committee Gives Approval to 26. BATON ROUGE, July 5. '.TV- With Senator Huey P. Long at the h e l m / t h e house ways and means committee today gave speuiy approval to the 26 newest ami in many respects, most stringent 'dictator" bills he has yet conceived. The senator stalked into the committee room, and with the remark he was "representing some of my constituents," took charge "f proceedings. He gleefully discussed his bills providing a fine and jail sentence for anyone using federal relief funds for political purposes. The senator then took up the bills one by one and after his brief explanations they were reported favorably with only Williamson objecting. FLOOD WATERS THREATEN MORE PROPERTY LOSS Des Moines River Rises Near Ottumwa After Heavy Rams. DES MOINES, July 5. (.TO-Rising flood waters, which already have taken five lives in Iowa and resulted in thousands of dollars property lOoS, threatened new damage on the lower Des Moines river today. At flood stage at some points for the greater part of two weeks, the river surged up to 13.8 feet at Ottumwa, a foot and a half within the crest of last week when SO families were driven from their homes. Already nearly six feet above flood stage, the river rose rapidly today. The subsistence gardens inundated last week were flooded, and water again poured into some of the homes recently vacated. Conditions Insanitary. City health authorities prevented the 80 families from returning to their homes because of insanitary conditions resulting from the flood. They are oeing cared for in city park tent colony. The weather bureau warned Ottumwa residents they may expect a further rise of more than a foot by tomorrow. This is only a half foot lower than the crest ot.last.Eriday when three lowland sections of the city were flooded and residents of Eddyville, 15 miles northwest of Ottumwa, worked day and night to protect levees. Heavy K-iins Fall. This newest flood resulted from heavy rains in the lower Des Moines river valley during- the last 24 hours. Tracy received 1.78 inches of rain. The river rose 1.2 feet since yesterday to 18.5 feet, four and a half feet above flood level. The weather bureau said it expected a slight additional rise at Tracy. Two Mnre Victims. The flood's latest victims were William A. Halloran, 69, and Collins Carson, 16, both of Des Moines. With Francis Convoy, 17, Des Moines, the men were swept over the Center street dam at Des Moines n a rowboat. Rescuers saved Convoy. Other flood victims were Everett Eppers, 24, Keokuk, drowned in the Mississippi river near the mouth of the Des Moines; Justin C. Johnson, Wisconsin salesman, drowned near Madrid when his automobile plunged over a washed out bridge embankment into 12 feet of water; and Edward Harrold, 20, Fort Dodge, drowned in Soldier creek while swimming. Falls at Des Moines. After reaching a crest of 12 feet last nig'ht, the river at Des Moines fell to 11.2 feet and was falling slowly today. The weather bureau predicted thunderstorms late today or tonight in the extreme eastern section of the state. Cooler weather was forecast, but tsmperatiires were expected to climb well into the nineties today. Iowa Falls and Estherville reported a top reading of 95 degrees yesterday, the highest reported temperature of the year. Skies were clear over most of the state today. At Least 202 Counted Dead Over Country Py The Associated Press. At least 202 deaths and thousands of injuries stood Friday as the price paid by the nation for the celebration of its one hundred and fifty- ninth birthday. The Independence day casualty list was the largest since 1932, but was well under the average for the previous seven years. From 1928 to 1934 the July Fourth death total was 1,630, an average of approximately 233 deaths for each year. Thursday's death list compared with the 177 recorded last year, the fewest since 1929. and 4S3 killed on the Fourth in 1931, the heaviest in recent years. Midwest Leads List. The midwest, with 82 deaths, led the holiday mortality roll. Only 10 deaths were reported in the mountain states; New England had 11; the mid-Atlantic group had 29; the south 28; the southwest 28; and the Pacific 14. Only four deaths were directly attributed to fireworks, an Associated Press survey showed. The majority of deaths were due to automobile accidents a.nd drowning. Autos killed 83 and 79 were drowned. Sprinkled through reports were accounts of deaths from airplanes, train wrecks, electrocutions, shootings, falls and the heat. Deaths from such causes totaled 34. Thousands Injured. Added to those dead were the injured, estimated in the thousands from many causes. New Jersey te- ported 325 persons treated in hospitals for fireworks burns, while Chicago police received reports of only 25 persons so injured. St. Louis had 312 known fireworks victims. Among the spectacular accidents which marred the day's entertainment was one of St. Glair Snores, Mich., in which a man was carried 2,000 feet into the air as he hold on to the guide rope of a balloon and then dropped to his death. Boy Killed at liace. At Ho-Ho-Kus, N. J., a boy watching an automobile race was killed when one of the racing cars threw a wheel, and four automobile racers were killed in speedway mishaps. Six deaths resulted from celebrators use of firearms and two more were shot to death while hunting-. The heat took three lives in Minnesota and Michigan, while trains killed several in Utah and Minnesota. A North Carolina boy was killed when struck by a baseball. Lightning killed two in Indiana. HULL TO STUDY PLEA OF ETHIOPIA BEFORE TAKING ANY ACTION WASHINGTON, July 5. (JFl--Scc- retary Hull said today that until the slate department has studied the text of the emperor of Ethiopia's appeal for invocation of the KeJlogg- Briand peace pact in its dispute with Italy, the United States will take no action. Farmhand Seriously Hurt by Hit-Run Car WASHINGTON, Iowa, July 5. (.T) --Lester Scderlund. 25, farmhand working near Wellman, was seriously injured early today when struck by an automobile which did not stop. He was found along the highway by Arlo onklin, Sigourney, and taken to an Iowa City hospital. Sederlund suffered n. crushed left lop:, serious hip injury and was partly scalped. ACCIDENTS OVER HOLIDAY CLAIM FIVE IOWA LIVES Girl Drowns at Charles City; Hundreds Hurt m Mishaps. Holiday accidents took five lives in Iowa, including that of a Mason City man who was killed when struck by a car and a Charles City girl who was drowned. Three other lowans were drowned and hundreds of others suffered injuries of varying severity from explosives in the celebration of Independence day. Fred Baack, 58, Mason City laborer, died at a local hospital at 1:30 o'clock Friday morning from injuries received when he was struck by a car driven by Telford Wik, 603 Van Buren avenue southwest, as Baack was walking on Highway 18 near Memorial Park cemetery about 12:30 o'clock Friday morning. Wik reported that he was driving east and turned out to pass a car when he met Baack walking west on the north side of the highway. Paack was out on the highway several feet, according to Wik, who said he attempted to miss the pedestrian and drove the car into the ditch on the north side of the highway. Arm Torn Off. As the car passed Baack the rear end of it caught Baack's right arm. and tore it off at the elbow. No one in the car was injured in the crash. 24 HURT, TRAIN HITS WASHOUT Eight Cars Leave Tracks in Empire Builder Wreck in Montana. BAINVILLE, Mont., July 5. C-P)-The Great Northern railway's Empire Builder, transcontinental passenger train, plunged into a washout and was derailed early today, injuring 24 persons, at least two seriously. Eight cars of ths 16 coach train jumped the tracks, four of them rolling over. The engine remained upright. The accident occurred at 2:20 a. m. shortly after a cloudburst washed away 1,000 feet of track. \\all of Water. First reports were that a wall of water swept down a hill, just ahead of the westbound flyer, preventing the operation of the block signal system. The train, traveling at a moderate rate of speed, lurched to a jolting stop, according to passengers. Many persons, sleeniner at the time, were hurled from their berths. The injured were taken to the undamaged coaches where three doctors and a nurse, among the passengers, administered first aid. Taken tii Williston. The injured were taken to Willi?ton. N, Dak., about 60 miles from here. Doctor? th?re said the more seriously injured inclucied a 12 year old boy and the brakcman. AH main line traffic on the Great Northern was tied up in this vicinity as wreckers from Williston and Havre, Mont., begai work on what was expected to be a 24 hour repair job. DIES MOWING LAWN WATE5RLOO, July 5. UP)---Fred Conrad Scheve, 70, died this morning of a sudden heart' attack while mowing a lawn. Dr. Sidney D. Smith, coroner, said the heat may have been a contributing- factor. Deputy Sheriff Jack Deach arrived at the scene of the accident shortly after it occurred and Baack was taken to a hospital, where he died. El!en Rygh, nurse at the Mercy hospital, was riding with Wik when the accident occurred. George Paul of Clear Lake was also a witness to the accident. The body of Baack was taken to the Meyer funeral home. Funeral arrangements had not been completed Friday. Drowns at Charles City. Lucille Reynolds, 20 year old fp'rl living near Charles City was drowned in the Cedar river after being caught by the undercurrent while swimming. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Reynolds, live a few miles south of Charles City and not far from the scene of the drowning 1 . Miss Reynolds was swimming with several companions about a mile below the Ripley bridge. When, her mother called to her to come in, she said she would take one more dive first. She dived and apparently was caught by the undercurrent. Two companions, Donald Luster, 12, and Harold Luster, 14, attempted to save her but were almost drowned in the attempt. The girl clasped desperately at them. The girl's father was called and he was (Turn to IMzo 2. Column I) Entertaining Bride If you are planning a party for a, June bride you will want the Globe- Gazette new service booklet, "Successful Parties" at once. Just off the press, it carries the last word on announcement luncheons, surprise showers, wedding breakfasts and anniversary gaiety. How to arrange your decorations, what to serve, how to issue invitations. This booklet alos carries stc- tions on bridge parties, afternoon tea, Fourth-of-July entertaining, birthday parties, and novel parties for the graduating class. It suggests half-a-dozen money making plans for your club group, from lending libraries and dances to fashion shows and auction bazars. Available only through our Washington information bureau. Inclose 10 cents to cover cost, handling and postage. Use coupon. Victim of Fireworks. HACKENSACK, N. J., July 5. W) --Antonio Patone, 54, of Gar-field, died in a Hackensack hospital today of injuries received when a fireworks bomb exploded in his hand while he visited friends at Loc'ii. ! Both arms and one leg were torn jby the blast. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped I for the new booklet "Successful Parties,"Name Street City StaU Mail io Washington, D. C.)"

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