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February 8, 1934

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 4

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FOUR MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FEBRUARY 8 1934 CONFEREES TO GET 3 POINT TAX BILL (Continued From Fast J ) of the bm this session as a two- 'thirds vote is necessary to take a bill from the table. Farm Bureau Attached. During tlie debate the Farm Bureau was attacked on the ground that it was claiming credit for the success of the corn-hog program ·which a number of speakers disputed. Those voting against tabling the bill were: Aldrlch, Aleseh, Augustine, Bonnstetter, Bouska, Brady, Bruce, Burgess, Casey, Davis, Deab, Dole, Dolon, Dreessen, Elliott, Fabritz, Falvey, Foster, Fuester, Garner, Gittinger, Goode, Grell, Hartman, Hook, Humeaton, Jensen, Koch, McCarthy, McDermott, JIc- Kinnon,. Mai one, Manlece, Mitchell, Moore of Harrison, Ostby, Peaco, Rice, Roe, Schmitz, Sheridan, Stan*el, Stimpson, Thiessen, ZIpse, Zyl- 3tra and Miller. Absent or not voting were: Crouch, Cunningham, Porter and Wiese. K"ot to Destroy. Opening the debate for enactment of the measure, Moore said the bill was not drawn by any one with an attempt to destroy the Farm Bureau or extension work. "This measure was not drawn nor Instigated by Milo Reno, but provides a new setup for administering the extension work in Iowa for which the Farm Bureau was organized," he said. "The farmers here recognize that controversies among farm organizations must be submerged else the corn-hog program will be wrecked. "There are a lot of timid men here who are afraid of their political hides. The defeat of this bill will put more new faces Into the legislature than any other bill." Jumps to Feet. Representative LooklngblU of Story Jumped to his feet, telling the members that he was not afraid of "being put on the spot," asserting he was serious in his work. He also stated that he had talked with President Hughes of Iowa State col- lego, yesterday, and was informed that the college did not want the extension work divorced from the Farm Bureau. Stating that he was a member and former officer of the Kossuth county Farm Bureau, Representative Bonstetter pleaded for enactment of the measure claiming that the county agent would devote all of this time to all of the people in the county and' that the measure would promote harmony among the farmers. Representative Dean stated that the bill was conceived In the office o£ the Farm Bureau of Cerro Gordo county, and declared "that If extension work in the future is to be ef- fective we must enact some such bill. Dean Urges Program. "We must put across this corn- hog program," he warned the house, asserting that "every member of the state corn-hog committee is united on legislation of this kind to make the work effective." Representative Moore then read a letter from R. M. Evans, head of the state corn-hog committee in which he quoted Evans as saying that he was at a loss to understand why any farm organization claimed success for the program, and that this success depended upon the co-operation of every corn-hog farmer re- _ardle.'?s of whether he belonged to any organization. Representative Donlon of Pa!o Alto asked support of the measure on he ground that it would unite all he farmers and give each county Ae right to manage its own affairs. Two Speakers Heard. Two speakers were heard by the senate in its committee of the whole consideration of the bill to change he method of computing average veeMy earnings under the workmen's compensation law. Fred C. Huebner, Des Moines at- .orney, spoke for the measure, contending ' that it would provide a more fair and just method of figur- ng the compensation of an injured employe. Opposing the bill, John T. Clarkson, Albia attorney, said it would have the effect of reducing the compensation and this, he asserted, is the "real purpose of the bill, under the guise of 'fairness.' " \Venner Presides. Senator E. J. Wenner of Blaek Hawk presided over the committee of the wllole session. Passed by the senate some time ago by a 31 to 1. vote, the bill to require county treasurers to accept one-tenth as a first installment on taxes due, finally was started over to the house for further consideration. Senator George Patterson sough! to reopen consideration of the measure but his motion to take from the table the motion to reconsider the vote ,by which it passed was de feated. Rewrite Pipeline Law. The house late yesterday enacte a measure rewriting the pipelin law which had been declared un constitutional and passed a senat bill permitting debtors to redeem property within one year from dat of sale at the price for which th property was sold. The pipeline, which was sent t the senate, gives the state railroa commission regulatory control ove these companies and provides a con atruction inspection fee of 50 cen a mile of line for each inch of pip diameter and an annual inspectio ce of 25 cents a mile on the same asia. Filed by Committee. More than three scores of amend- lents, filed by the senate liquor ontrol committee, await considera- on by the senators when they start scusslon of the liquor control mea- ure. Many of the amendments are cor- ctive, but a number would make ital changes in the bill, as passed y the lower branch. One of the major proposed langes would permit hotels, res- aurants and clubs to dispense light ines with meals, the state commis- on to designate what establish- .ents may have this privilege. Another amendment would make le commissioners salaries $5,000 istead of $3,600 annually and ap- ropriate $1,000,000 instead of 500,000 for the commission to pur- hase liquor and set up retail stores. Attempt Substitute. It was considered possible that enator Harrington of Woodbury ould attempt to substitute his bill roviding for private enterprise un- er state control for the adminlstra- on measure which gives the state ull control over sales. Proponents of the administration measure say they have between 28 and 30 votes in the senate, but admit iat the measure for private owner- hip hog a number ot freinds. It is predicted that the bill will ventually wind up 1n a conference ommittee if any of the major preened amendments are adopted by he senate. DISORDERS STOP FOR DOUMERGUE Continued From rnge 1 urns. These groups, police were con- ident they could control even if unexpected further disorders should develop. Tumultuous Welcome. Doumergue, who received a tumultuous welcome from thousands when ho arrived this morning jegan his work of forming a so- called "cabinet of premiers" al noon. Wherever Doumergue passed, he was cheered wildly. His route was a veritable tri umphal procession as he went from the Elysee palace to make the trad! tional calls on the presidents of the senate and chamber. Then he conferred with Daladier Sours of Floyd Gets Nomination Paper DES MOINES, Feb. S. (If)--Rep resentatlve Roy Sours of Floy county today took out nominatiri papers for the republican nomina tion for representative at the Jun primary. He is serving his secon term as member from Floyd. Ickes Drops Suit Against Standard Oil ?irm Agrees to Give Up Its'Babe Ruth' Contest. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. /»--Sec- ctary Ickea, the oil administrator, alter a conference with Walter C. eagle, president of the Standard 11 company of New Jersey, yester- ay said the oil company had agreed o discontinue its "Babe Ruth" radio ontest for children, which was the asis of a suit instituted against he Standard company. As a result, Ickes said the govern- nent will withdraw its suit for an njunction against the Standard. The suit was to have been heard omorrow in the District of Colum- ia supreme court. The government is asking the in- unction charged that by the con- est the Standard was violating pro- isions of the oil code prohibiting he giving of prizes and premiums. NDICTMENT OF KRASCHEL HOLDS (Continued From rage 11 resume to know what had been resented before the grand jury. I merely meant that the speech was public document and therefore ould have been easily accessible." Hughes declared that Kraschel's ct in promoting rapid employment n PWA projects was in conform- once with the desires of the federal dminlstration to take men off re- ief rolls and put them on payrolls. He read a large number of bulle- ins and circulars issued by the 'WA administrator and emphasized that any action which would speed up employment was a patriotic ac- ion rather than illegal one. Ben, indicted jointly with Krasch- ed on the conspiracy charge, was not officially represented in the hearing. No motion to quash has 'neen filed on his behalf. Provisions of Tax Bill GROVE INDICTED BY ALGONA JURY ALGONA, Feb. 8. /P--Byron Grove of West Bend was charged with assault with intent to commit great bodily injury in a district court grand jury indictment returned here yesterday. Grove allegedly beat Nick Thllges of Whittemore over the head with a revolver as the result of an argument last October. Goodyear Auto Polish value And 25o Polishing Cloth FREE Auto Body Polish - ?I.OO value at 39c GOODYEAR RELIANCE TIRES 4.50-20 $3.89 4.75-19 $3.98 Fully Guaranteed Flashlight Batteries . 5c PHILCO Auto Radio Exceptionally clear tone. Installed while you wait. $39-95 Treated Dust Cloth, 50c VBlue for 19c 13 PLATE BATTERY $£95 Fully Guaranteed. Genuine Imrd rubber case. And old battery RLm and Gasket Shellac. Special at 9c Goodyear .Fan Belts W«J up Radiator Hose, Rubber ' Mallets, Vulcanizing Cement, Running Board Treads. 75c size for 29c 35c size for 19c Buy Tires Now! 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Single persons would be allowed a credit of $5 against gross tax computed and married couples would be allowed a credit of ?12 against gross tax computed. 2 Per Cent Rate. A flat 2 per cent rate is imposed on the net Incomes of corporations. Both the individual and corporation net Income taxes would be effective on the 1934 calendar income and be payable April 1, 1935. The retail sales tax would be graduated as follows: Upon gross receipts from sales of goods, wares and mer- · chandtse: Up to $50,000--1 per cent. From 550,000 to $100,000-1% per cent. From $100,000 to ?150,000--2 per cent. In excess of Sl.50,000-^2% per cent. " Upon gross receipts from multiple selling outlets under the same ownership or management rates on .he brackets above would be applied o the entire volume of sales by all units. 2 \tf per cent tax is placed upon the gross receipts of electric, gas, water, telephone and telegraph service and amusements and athletic contests. Retail Sales Tax. The retail sales tax would be added to the regular retail sales price of commodities. It would become effective April 1, 1934 and automatically expire June 30, 1935. The estimated revenue from the various taxes is: Sales tax, $14,748,000. Individual income tax, $3,000,000. Corporation income tax, ?500.000. Utilities tax, $1,250,000. Amusement tax, ?380,000. Total--$19,878,000. Revenue from the bill would be d is tribute d a s follows: State general fund, $8,600,000. Emergency poor relief, $3,000,000. Allocated to counties and individuals as refund, $10,278,000. at Rochester, were believed to have been the first persons to see the banker after his release. Asked About'Bus. He entered the depot, they said, about S p. m., yesterday, asking about bus connections with the twin cities. They told him he had missed the last bus that night to the twin :ities but that he could take a train to Owatonna, nearby, and catch a bus there. Bremer waa quoted as saying he couldn't do that. McGonn and Mrs. Haight did not pay particular attention to the unshaven stranger, who appeared dazed, they said, and did not know he was the long sought St. Paul banker. They did not know, they said, whether Bremer took a train to Owatonna and caught a bus there. As soon as Bremer returned home, Chief of Police Thomas Dahill, Inspector of Detectives Charles Tierney and Detective Tom Brown of the St. Paul police department rushed to the Adolph Bremer home. Guarded by Police. They with federal investigators immediately began questioning the banker. No one else was permitted to enter the yard, guarded by police and federal operatives. M. F. Kinkead, Ramsey county attorney, came to the home shortly afterward. The door first wa's shut in his face. A few minutes elapsed before he was admitted. Hanni, asked if Bremer was all right, replied "yes, he is." Beyond that, silence veiled the experiences of the banker since the gang seized him shortly after he left his 8 year old daughter, Betty, at the exclusive Summit girls' school. Uncle at Home. At the home with Bremer and his father, were his uncle, Otto Bremer, chairman of the board, American National bank, and head of the Minnesota ·an corporation. Home Owners The Bremers, jrominent democrats, steadfastly efused to co-operate with authorities during the banker's imprisonment, feeling nt that time any police activity would endanger the victim's life. Police took a less active part in the hunt for the gang than they might otherwise have as a result of the family's request and though the department of justice workers on the case it was understood it had not thrown all of its resource;. into the search during Bremer's imprisonment. Bremer was held the same length of time as was John J. O'Connell, Jr., wealthy young member of a politically prominent New York state family. This was the longest kidnap seizure since the fatal Lindbergh baby abduction. Both O'Con- uell and Bremer were held 23 days. Tnken From Car. Each victim was taken from his automobile. A short time after Bremer was'seized, an anonymous telephone call was received by Walter MaGee, wealthy contractor friend of the Bremers. The speaker informed him a note would be found on the rear doorstep of his office. It instructed him to insert an advertisement in the personal columns of the Minneapolis Tribune's Thursday edition, Jau. 18, and demanded 5200,000 ransom to be paid in old 55 and 510 bills not consecutively numbered. Within a couple of hours, Bremer's bloodstained automobile was found in an outlying residential district. The next day, the ad, "We are eady, Alice," appeared in the newspaper. There followed four days of silence. A second communication vas conveyed to the family either Sunday or the following Tuesday. Jan. 23. No Final Instructions. It apparently did not contain final instructions for negotiating ;he banker's release and the family waited hopefully for additional word from the gang. Days passed without contact, inspiring fear the captive might have been killed. Subsequently, Adolph issued a public appeal, urging the gang to jonimunicate with him and declaring "money is no object." At that time he announced the ransom money was ready and the family was anxious to pay. The original instructions from the captors ordered the money to be placed in two cardboard suitboxes tied with heavy cord. The family had been warned 'Don't cross us 1 ' and not to call in potise. No Further Word. As days passed with no further word from, the kidnapers, the family grew increasingly apprehensive. Finally, last Saturday, Adolph issued another public appeal from his home, promising to co-operate secretly with the gang if they would communicate with the family and Iving them three days and three nights in which to effect a final contact. The elder- Bremer Inferred that unless contact waa made within that time, he wouln summon authorities and work with them for capture of his son's kidnapers. The deadline for communication was fixed at noon yesterday. Bached by Assertions. When, to all outward appearances, backed up by the family's assertions, no word passed between them and the gang during that period, the father announced the extension of the time limit until midnight tonight. This was taken in some quarters to indicate final negotiations had been started. Breiner's release last night seemingly bore out that, though this family, answering the questions of federal operatives and city police at the home, could not be reached for verification. While the conference inside the home went forward Betty, the banker's daughter, 8 years old, was seen playing on the sun porch. She was laughing and happy after having been reunited with her father. TO INTENSIFY SEARCH WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. 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It was not revealed when or here the payment was made nor rtiat the instructions were, in view \ the family's earlier statements, mt they were ready and eager to ay the full ransom. The view was .ken in some quarters that the en- re $200,000 was turned over to he captors. Dr. H. T. Nipport, physician and riend of the Bremers, revealed to- ay the first contact with the fam- y by the gang after the original ansoni note was made through im. He received three notes, he aid, the morning of Jan. 20, three iays after the banker's seizure. A large envelope, containing ] hrce notes, was slipped under the ront door of his home and a milk rottie hurled through the front loor glass to attract his attention. pert at the itme admitted a bottle incident but declared "it ould be beneath my honor and Ignity as a physician" to deny the notes If any had been received. Three Notes Sent. The three notes were addressed to Valter Magee, Adolph Bremer and Dr. Nippert. A telephone call from an uniden- Jfied man that morning instructed the physician to "go down and look at your front door and don't be afraid." Nippert then found the Broken door glass and the envelope, which was addressed to "Dr. H. T. Nippcrt--Personal." It was penned in ink and waa in Bremer's handwriting, the physician said. He opened the note addressed to himself, Nippert said, and followed its instructions to give the other missives to Magee and Adolph Bremer. His note, Nippert said, was written by Edward Bremer, and warned him against notifying po- Mce. That was the extent of his participation in the case, Nippert declared. Sleeping ut Home. Meanwhile, the kidnap victim was sleeping at his father's home, having been given an opiate after talking with federal Investigators and police. The banker, it first was reported, took a bus from Rochester to St. Paul, then went immediately to his father's home in a taxi-cab. 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