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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME E D I T I O N VOL. XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 10,1935 THIS PAPEIl CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 231 lowans in Washington Corn Dwarfs Trees, According to One Congressman. By MUNKO KE7.EK. A S H I N G T O N , ' July 10. (JP-Iowa's corn may not have been knee high by the 4th of July, but it was dwarfing the t r e e s in Washington -- at ]cast in the tales of one Hawkeyc congressman. Representative Gillette (P-Iowa) was on a picnic at which several Easterners i n - quired a b o u t Iowa. The crowd was admiring the trees which grow with luxuriant foliage on the slopes and hills throughout the Washington area. Someone asked Gillette how trees did in Iowa. "Not very well," he replied. "You see, the corn is so tall it shades them." Betting No More Huts. Gillette is not betting any more hats on adjournment. He lost the three he bet on a June 20 adjournment this year just as he had to fork over three on a similar guess on a June 15 closing date last summer. But there is still hope within the Iowa delegation for adjournment before the summer is over. Both Senator L. J. Dickinson (R) and Representative Otha Wearin (D) have accepted invitations to speak in Iowa early in August at a thrcc- ,day festival at Clarinda. Not So Sure Now. "I was so sure we would adjourn by early August," Dickinson said laughingly, "that I accepted an invitation to speak at Clarinda Aug 9, confident we would be home bv then." He's not so sure about congress getting through by then as he was a. few weeks ago. The tax bill has complicated the situation. HILL NAMED IOWA WORKS CHIEF Administration Wins Senate Test on TVA Bill Wearin takes seriously his place on a committee studying future plans for the Capital city. He was one of the handful of committee members who led a successful fight to block an expensive remodeling of the capital itself. He contended the remodeling would destroy historical points of interest. Study Mall Plans. Now the committee is studying plans for a mall to stretch west from the capitol to the Washington monument, tall spire which probably is best known to non-Washingtonians of all the city's famous sights. Recently Wearin and Representative Karl Stefan (R.-Nebr.) took a trip in the air to see the lay of the proposed mall from the air. They also took about 100 feet of motion picture film to help in their studies later. The sudden illness of Representative Edward C. Eicher (D.-Iowa) cast gloom over Iowa's house democratic row. They had lined up solidly behind him to restore the so- cailed "death sentence" provision in the utility holding compnay bill, and feared his illness was a result of reaction from long weeks of physical and nervous effort of work on the measure. Athletic Age Sees Expansion in Size of Americans' Feet BOSTON, July 10. (5")--This athletic age apparently is not so complimentary to the feet. Ruth Kerr of New York, the only woman in the country who styles shoes for both men and women, said here that shoe sizes are getting bigger and bigger every day. "The average woman's foot has sxpanded from 5',-i to size 7." she said, "and the average man's foot size is 10',i as compared with 9 1 ; '.n the old days." She is attending the national shoe show. TheWeaiher FORECAST IOWA: Scattered thunderstorms Wednesday night and Thursday. Continued warm. MINNESOTA: Local showers or thunderstorms probable Wednesday night and Thursday; little change in temperature. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figuic tor 24 hour period ending at : I'clock Wednesday morning: Maximum Tuesday 8!) Minimum in Night fi~ At. 8 A. M, Wednesday IS SHERIFF STATES HE'S VICTIM OF GANG 'FRAME1F County Attorney Begins Investigation of Charges. County Attorney Frederick B. Shaffer Wednesday started an investigation of charges that slot machines ordered destroyed has been sold from the office of Sheriff J. M. Robertson. The county attorney met with the board of supervisors in the morning and stated later in the day that after he had made a complete investigation of the situation be would report his findings to that body. Meanwhile the personnel of the sheriff's office, visibly disturbed over the accusations made in a statement made, public by Supervisor Harry Sondergaard, continued to maintain they were victims of a. 'framcup" on the "part of the slot machine ring in Iowa." Had Beer. Approached. Sheriff Robertson stated that for the last two years his office has been repeatedly approached by representatives of' the "slot machine ·acket" seeking to get protection for their machines and that they lave always been "turned down flat." 'The reason we were made the center of attack in this frameup was because Cerro Gordo county was probably one of a few of the 99 counties which didn't have protection for the slot machine ring," the sheriff declared. "They wanted a 'spot' here in the worst way but we absolutely refused. Two Agents in Office. "Two agents from the state liquor commission were in my office and saw a number of dismantled slot machines in the vault. They told me they had somebody to take them off my hands. I didn't think anything about it. "It wasn't long afterwards that 'Slim' Francis of Carroll came to the office and said he had been sent by the liquor commission agents to buy the machines. I told him nothing doing. He kept hanging around and I finally told him to go and see the deputies. We ordinarily dismantle the machines and sell them for junk and I thought if the boys could get anything for them they could buy themselves some clothes with the money. No Money From County. "As far as I am concerned I didn't get anything and didn't know how much the deputies got for them. "No funds have been taken from the county. There is no embezzlement or anything taken from anyone except from a gang of racketeers. There wasn't any intention of defrauding the county and the county wasn't defrauded of any funds." According to information received here Special Prosecutors H. M. Havner and Ole Naglestad declined to comment publicly on the statement of Supervisor Sondergaard. Told Havner. Deputy Sheriff Max Studer stated he told Mr. Havner about the situation a month ago. "Havner told me that it was apparent to him that the local sheriff's office had no connection with the slot machine ring," the deputy stated. Deputy Sheriff Studer since then has been assisting Havner on a number of cases in connection with the investigation of the alleged state slot machine ring. It was expected that County Attorney Shaffer will go to Sioux City in his investigation of the matter. CHAIN LETTER' REVIVAL ENDED Indiana Man Pleads Guilty to Lottery Charges at Des Moines, Pays Fine. DES MOINES, July 10. (.p)-- The latest attempt to revive the chain letter racket here ended today when R. J. Rogers, Fort Wayne, Ind., pleaded guilty of operating a lottery and was fined S20. Rogers operated a chain letter store he called the "Vacation Club'' three days before it was closed uy police. Legion Ballplayers Visit Tom Mix UTILITY HOLDING Americans in COMPANY FIGHT TO CONFERENCE Ethiopia May Not Get Out Mason City's American Legion Junior baseball players were the guests of Tom Mix at the Wednesday performances of his circus and wild west show in Mason City. Tom Mix himself talked things over u-ith it group of the Mason City ballplayers before the afternoon performance. The cowboy-circus man is svmg- hi" the bat in this picture. At Mix' left are Everett Fletcher, Legion pitcher; Jim Coohman, firsj. baseman, ami Bob Cookntnn, third baseman; to Mix' right arc Mick Cookman. left fielder, John stop, and Danny Cookman, mascot and liatboy. (Lock Photo, Kaycnay Engraving) "Monk" Hcrt, short- MAYER QUIZZED BY GRAND JURY Records Seized at His Home Submitted to Probers as Evidence. SIOUX CITY. July 10. (/PI--The Woodbury county graft grand jury today questioned Clyde E. Mayer, Sioux City man jointly indicted with Atty. Gen. Edward L. O'Connor, his assistant, Walter Maley, and 17 others on gambling conspiracy charges. Questioning of Mayer indicated that the letters, check book stubs, and bank account records seized in his home have been submitted the grand jury as evidence. Prior to going betore the Mayer, his wife and Goltz, their attorney and one special prosecutor for the graft grand jury, conferred privately with Special Prosecutors H. M. Havner and Ole Naglestad. Wife, Brother Called. Mayer's wife and his brother, to jury, Carlos W. John, were reported to have been subpenaed by the grand jury shortly after Mayer was called. In addition to the joint indictment with O'Connor, Mayer was charged in a separate indictment with conspiring with Jack Kennedy to operate slot machines. Goltz said Mayer had advised him he would stand on constitutional rights protecting him from being required to give testimony tending to incriminate himself. Mayer was still on the stand when the jury recessed at noon. Major Development. Appearance of the slot machine operator was regarded as a major development in the investigation which so far has resulted in the indictment of 24 persons, including two who were" charged with perjury in connection with their testimony before the jury. It was in material seized in the raid on Mayer's home that officers found letters which were made public last week when they were attached to the search warrant return. These were regarded as giving details of the alleged slot machine protection setup and efforts to promote adoption of an Iowa slot machine legalizing bill. One letter told of an asserted "deal" with the "state administration" for protection, said the charge was SI a machine and that "they promised absolute protection." To State Agent. Another of the letters was addressed to State Agent C. W. McNaughton. Mrs. Mayer, an attractive brunet, waited in a nearby room while her husband was in the grand jury room. Earlier George Carlin and A r t h u r A. ilcBride were before the jurors, observers took this to mean that the j u r y was investigating material seized in a raid on the Elks lodge (Timi to I'AKC 3, Cfhmin 2 Toll of Dead in Flood and Storm Is 49 By ASSOCIATED PliESS. Flood and storm harrassed states Wednesday counted 49 dead, at I least seven missing, 5,000 homeless i and many millions of dollars in property damage. Upper New York state accounted for most of the casualties, with 41 dead, five missing, and 3,000 temporarily homeless due to floods. Property damage there was estimated in excess of 525,000,000. Added to the water's toll was that of fire which followed in three communities. Floods Take 6 Lives. Pennsylvania also felt the result of heavy rains as floods took six lives and caused extensive property losses. Two youths were unaccounted for. Maryland recorded considerable property damage, but no casualties as rivers overflowed in the northeast section. Tornadoes which struck two "mushroom" towns in the Fort Peck dam area in Montana hilled two persons, injured at least 100, and left 2,000 homeless. Wind storms took six lives in western Canada within a few days. At Nanking, China, the great Yangtse river held its flood level amid reports of wholesale death and destruction. Plead for Help. Most of the reports, filtering into this national capital through disrupted communication lines, were accompanied by urgent pleas for immediate assistance. The meager advices indicated that few cities between here and Ichang, 800 miles to the west where the river torrent boils out of the mountains on to the Yangtse plain, have escaped without loss of life. Even approximate figures, however, were unavailable. The flood, fed by melting snow in the mountains of Tibet and western China, seemed to have struck with particular violence near Hankow, Fort Madison Man Killed Instantly in Headon -Auto Crash BURLINGTON, July 10. OB-Roy Rose, 39, Fort Madison, was killed instantly last night in a headon crash between his automobile and one driven by Gordon Fromm. 24, Burlington, on primary road No. 16, four miles west of ' here. Fromm and Leo Eid. 31. Fort Madison, were i n j u r e d . in the collision. Eid was riding with Rose. The latter is survived by his widow 1 and parents. VOTE PROPERTY TO HAPSBURGS Austrian Diet Sends Bill Revoking Punishments to President. a bill revoking punishments against the former ruling family of the Hapsburgs Hapsburgs erty. As soon and restoring to tile their confiscated prop- as President Miklas signs the measure, it becomes a law. By it, the Archduke Otto, Europe's most discussed young man, regains his ancestral properties. It was reported today that he has adopted the brain trust idea for working out imperial aims. A monarchist just returned from a visit to Steenockerzeel Castle in Belgium, seat of exile of the pretender to the Austrian throne, said today Otto is organizing a quasi-cabinet of the best monarchist minds. Farmer Will Never Know If He Ducked Flash of Lightning LOST NATION, July 10. (.T)--William X. Kuhlman, farmer, never will know whether he ducked the flash of lightning-, but he well knows he didn't duck the tree the lightning hit. Kuhlman took refuge with his two horses under the tree during a storm. As the lightning struck, Kuhlman and the horses jumped. The horses got clear, but Kuhlman was caught by the falling tree. He suffered bruises and burns. The crash of thunder temporarily deafened him. The shock of the bolt knocked the horses over. They still a.re deaf. !owa Looks Good (Claude W. Sankey in Belmond Independent) iowa looks good. Iowa is good. As one drives over the Hawkeye state with its vast corn fields, its waving wheat fields, its cattle and hogs, its thousands of sheep feeding on the green hill sides, there comes to one an impression that there just isn't any better state anywhere. Free from the floods of Nebraska and Kansas and the duststorms of Oklahoma and Texas, Iowa is indeed blessed. Senate Takes No Vote on Insisting on Its Abolition Clause. WASHINGTON, July 10. -P)~The adinistration won a decisive victory today in the first vital test on the compromise TVA bill when the house accepted, 98 to 67, an amendment deleting a section forbidding TVA after July 1. 1937, to sell power or chemicals below production costs. The provision was one of three to which the white house had objected. The vote was taken after Representative Maverick (D., Tex.) had pleaded with the house not to "hit the president twice on the nose in the same way." Sent to Conference. The bitter struggle over the utility holding company bill was transferred from the senate to a joint :ioiisc-scnate conference. There the two branches will seek to reconcile differences occasioned by the house action in eliminating over President Roosevelt's wishes a provision in the senate measure to outlaw certain holding companies by 19-12 The measure was sent to conference without a record vote, thus postponing temporarily a final showdown, after Sec.itor Dieterich (D., 111.) abruptly withdrew his motion to instruct the senate conferees not to insist on the provision. Corcoran Is Witness. Before the house utilities lobby investigation at his own request, Thomas Corcoran, RFC attorney, testified that Representative Brewster (R., Maine) had made him "pretty hot" when the congressman told him he could not vote for retention of the abolition feature of the holding company bill. Brewstcr had accused Corcoran of threatening- to halt work on the Passamaquoddy, Maine, power p, ject if Brewstcr voted against the provision. The RFC counsel who assisted in drafting the measure, has denied doing so. Debute AAA Charges. Debate broke in the senate over the administration's AAA amendments with critics demanding explanations of their intent and Chairman Smith of the agriculture committee insisting they would not set up a "dictator" over producers. Explaining the measure in response to demands by Senator Byrd (D-Va.) and Senator McNary, the republican leader, Smith said the bill was "an attempt on the part of the government to set up an organization for the farmers that will stand as a bulwark against organized processors and distributors. "From time immemorial the farmer has been exploited because he was disorganized,"'he added. No Speeches Planned. Meanwhile, President Roosevelt said at his press conference that he might make several informal talks at stops on his way to the Pacific coast this summer but that no set speeches had beenplanned. He added in response to an inquiry that the administration was trying to conform to the silver purchase act in good faith. The treasury, however, remained silent on reports that it recently had purchased about 12,000,000 ounces of the metal in London to avert a fall in the world price. Other developments: An affidavit calling Gov. Paul M. Pearson of the Virgin Islands a "liar, thief and hypocrite" was road into the record of the senate in- New Orleans Enemies of Huey Long Ready to Surrender Town NEW ORLEANS. July 10. (!Pl-- \ The "surrender" of New Orleans to | Senator Hucy p. Long appeared imminent today. Two city commissioners who have fought side by side with Mayor T. Simmes Walmsley against the Louisiana "dictator" announced early today they did not intend to oppose the senator any longer. "The affairs of the city demand ADDIS ABABA, July 10. (/Pi- New instructions from Washington, as a result of which the withdrawal instructions to Americans in Ethiopia may be rescinded, were understood tonight to have been received by W. Perry George, United Status charge d' Several affaires here. Americans already have started to leave Ethiopia as a result of the state department instructions issued last week, but no panic of any sort was evidenced. The new instructions were reported received simultaneously with an announcement from the foreign ministry that Ethiopia, "persisting in a peaceful solution" of the dispute with Italy, demands the immediate convocation of the council of the league of nations. 1TA.LY LOOKS A H E A D TO "INEXORABLE" VICTOKY ROME, July 10. (/TV-Italy advanced to 120,000 today its roster of .roops designed to drive for an "inexorable" victory over the empire of Ethiopia. Authoritative sources said Premier Bcnito Mussolin's first command, with the breakup of the Italo-Ethiopian conciliation commission, will create two new troop divisions for action in East Africa. Non-commissioned officers and specialist soldiers of the military classes of 1009 and 1910 already hastened to colors in response to a fresh official order. Ordered to Report. Another large contingent of specialists from the class of 1912 was ordered to report July 20 for duty. In London, Great Britain's ministers decided on the final form of England's stand in the Italo-Ethiopian controversy. Authoritative sources said England still clung to hope that an eleventh hour compromise might ward off war in East Africa. Sonic sources, however, greeted the news POSTMASTER AT DES MOIIS NOT TO RECEIVE PAY Accepts Post at Urgent Request of Hopkins, Federal Head. WASHINGTON, July 10. (-TI--ti. S. Hill, DCS Moincs postmaster, today was appointed Iowa works pro., gress administrator by Harry t*. Hopkins, federal works administrator. He will serve temporarily and; without pay until the Iowa program, has got under way. He accepted the post, officials said, upon the urgent request of Hopkins. Hill is a prominent Iowa democrat. He has served for the greater part of the last 25 years on the state democratic central committee, and was one time of the Polk county democratic committee. A former candidate for the mayor- ship of DCS Moincs, Hill was appointed DCS Moines- postmaster by Postmaster Gen. James Farley in Jaiuuiry. 1934. Hill was sworn in in February. Born in 1ST", Hill spent his early youth in Union county. He came to DCS Moincs -11 years ago from MuS- catine, where he learned the printing business. He has been president of the American Lithographing and Printing company of DCS Moines. He is married anci has five children. HOPKINS VOIIESEES QUICK START ON 1'UOGKAM. WASHINGTON, July 10. CT--P. F. Hopkins, PWA director, today foresaw a quick start on his state's public works program if federal authorities will give the "go ahead" of the breakdown of conciliation proceedings at Shcvcningcn, the Netherlands, as a certain signal for hostilities. First Refugees Start. From Addis Ababa came reports that the first refugees-- including- American. British and Italian residents -- had started by train from the Ethiopian capital for the frontier. Authoritative circles estimated that the new troops would total 30,000 men -- one division of regular soldiers and the other of blaekshirt members of the fascist party. signal. All public works projects, lik'6 others in the New York relief program, must be passed upon by the president's advisory allotment committee and approved by President Roosevelt. With speed at this end, Hopkins indicated a substantial works program could be initiated in Iowa before the end of the summer. "Assuming approval can be obtained here quickly," he said, "we can get the projects going soon. Most of the projects we are sending down here can be started within 30 days after final approval is given here." Hopkins said the PWA program .n Iowa now appeared likely to be as big or bigger than the old PWA program. He said the old program oroduced about $11,000,000 worth of improvements. Indicated Production Set at Two Billion Bushels on July 1. WASHINGTON. July 10. f.-D-In its first forecast of this year's corn crop, the department of agriculture today placed indicated production at 2,04/1,601,000 bushels, based on July 1 conditions. Last year's crop totaled 1.380,738,000 'bushels. The 1923-32 ten year average production was 2,562,000,000. The indicated wheat crop fwin- ter and spring combined) is 731,0-15,000 bushels, compared with 670, 000,000 bushels indicated a French Censorship on News Dispatches to America Lifted PARIS, July 10. (/Pi--The official government censorship on American and English newspaper dispatches was lifted today. Premier Pierre Lava.I informed the Anglo-American press association, which had been protesting against the censorship for months, that in an agreement with the ministers of war and the interior, he had ordered all press dispatches to the two countries transmitted without delay. Learn to Swim ago. -106.000,000 last year and S28.- 000.000 the ten year average. The indicated winter wheat crop is -triS.091.OOn bushels, compared with -Hl.-tfM.OOO a month ,igo. -105.031.000 last year and 61S.186.000. the 10 year average. All sp: dicatcd pared with an estimate of 230,000,000 a month ago, 01.435.000 produced last year, and 2-12,000,000, the 10 year average. I Timidity and fear keep many j people from learning to swim. You ! need not deprive yourself of the de- month ! lights of seaside, lake and river resorts. Send for a copy of the Globe- Gazette service booklet, "Swimming." It is a practical, h e l p f u t handbook, compiled by our Washington i n f o r m a t i o n burcnu in cooperation with the A m e r i c a n Red Cross. A sound guide to one of the , " ' . , . . . i most h e a l t h f u l sports. Includes com- iring wheat production is in- , cte i n s t n i c U o n s on U fc savin? as 272.954.000 bushels com- | amj a r U f i d a , rcs pi ra tion. Enclose in cents to cover cost, handling and postage. Use this coupon: Million DES MOTNES, July 10. Wl--Bus- ] iness of the Iowa Liquor commis- j sion in the first six months of 1935 I amounted to 52,855,203, the commis- I sion reported. Cities soiling more j t h a n SI00,000 worth of liquor in \ the period if -hided Sioux City. DCS j peace." said Finance Commissioner i Moines. Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and I A. Miles Pratt and Property Com- Council Bluffs. Davenport, t h i r d missionpr Joseph P. Skelly in a : largest Iowa city, had sales of $56,signed statement. 1612. i The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic .1. Buskin, director, Washington, D. C. I enclose 1*1 rent*; in coin (carefully urnppi'd) for the booklet on "Swimming." Name Street City S t r i f e (Mail tn Washington, D. C.f

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