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I I,' r - ; 1.0 N E R i S U t .M A * R V · \- V O f I O v , '. -- ^ | -. f " r .; i North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home 2"---- "TUB NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALI. NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOnS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PltESB LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OV TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 108 Jurney Has Experience 20 Years as Aide to 2 Senators Has Taught Dignity. 50 KILLED IN AUSTRIAN FIGHTING 5 .and! of By HERBERT 1LUMMER, A S H I N G T O N , Feb. 12. UP)-Twenty years as private secretary to "United States senators before he became sergeant-at-arms of the senate have taught Chesley W. Jurney of T e x a s m u c h about senatorial dignity and austerity. He was all pre-' pared, therefore, when the senate ordered him to go out and find William P. MacCracken, jr., assistant secretary of commerce in charge of aeronautics under President Hoover, and bring him before that body on a charge of contempt. Jurney could have had someone else do the job had he wished. Rules of the senate empower him to appoint special deputies for such tasks, but he elected to do it in person. It's not often such an opportunity befalls a sergeant-at-arms of the senate. Most of his time is spent in more or less routine on the senate's major domo. Dressing Up His Job. Jurney has brought a new meaning to his title, however, since he left the employ of Senator Copeland of New York last March to become serge ant-at-arros. For sartorial elegance and dignified demeanor he compares favorably with any senator. His frock coat is as impressive as that of Ashurst of Arizona. His choice of cravats is as distinctive as that of McNary of Oregon. When he left Capitol Hill in quest of MacCracken he was in a Knox Urges "Constitutional" Prosperity Plan black ; morning, coat and fW gray ^Earlier \ltf" ; tfie L aay Senator MC;Adoo had had a bunch of movie stars as his luncheon guests at the capitol and had asked Jurney to show them around. Since he had been impeccably attired for this occasion, the MacCracken Incident fitted in perfectly. XnowB Ins and Outs. Jurney boasts he has been connected coritinuously with congress for 36 years. For six years he served as aecretary to a member of the house before moving over to the senate. For 10 years he was with Senator Culberson of Texas, serving also as clerk of the senate committee on the judiciary for s'x years during democratic control under Woodrow Wilson. He was Senator Copeland's secretary for 10 years. In 1932 he made a bid for political office in his own right by running as a candidate at large for the house m Texas. He was defeated, but not before his "band wagon--" a truck equipped with the latest in political campaign equipment--had traveled from the Sabine river to the Panhandle. SPEAKS AT IOWA G. 0. P. MEETING AT DES MOINES Statewide Rally Held in Lincoln's Birthday Celebration. DBS MOINWS, Feb. 12. (IP--A return to national prosperity by means of a constructive program, 'built on the firm foundations of our constitution and proved by experience with the past," was advocated today by Col. Frank ICnox, Chicago publisher. Speaking before a statewide republican rally celebrating the Lincoln birthday anniversary, the publisher set forth his suggestions for such a program after listing various policies of the present administration as "evils to which we are invited to flee to escape the evils we know." His program had as its first essential immediate and final stabilization of currency and advocates "abandonment of the attempt to es tablish bureaucratic control of al government. Urges Credit Change. He also urged removal of contro of credit from the treasury to th federal reserve system and abandon ment of the "acute nationalistic pol icy with respect to international trade,'.;., substituting for it "that Be !f,ctiye Teciprocity, in .the form an ^ "which 'William' Me M'CRACKEN SEEKS ARREST kinley was the first spokesman nn prophet." Colonel Knox said in this connection that he believed it to be along the path of widened world markets that "actual and permanent relief will come to our agricultural population. "I believe the actual destruction of food and farm products while other millions lack the actual necessities of life ia a crime against society, and the current proposal of a compulsory limitation of crops to be unsound and unenforceable," he added. Recognizes President's Work. These proposals, he sold, accompanied by the dissolution of "the huge army of bureaucrats," reduction of governmental costs and reduction of taxes, "will give us back a prosperous America and it shall be a restored America." Saying that he recognized what the president is doing and has done and the immense difficulties con(Turn to I'Age 2, Column Annie Wins Prize but Gets No Gold FREMONT, Nebr., Feb. 12. (/Pi- Annie Sink entered an essay in the national contest in which gold pieces were offered as prizes. Annie received.* check for five dollars as her prize and a note: "Inclosed find check covering your award. (Try and get gold)." The prize list was announced prior to announcement of federal gold restrictions. WUlIom P. MacCracken (right), former assistant .secretajy.of : commerce, is shown with Chcsloy W. Jurney, sergearit^a£armiTol the;sett-.·. ate, M he spent J* rtight Strirfirriey'u Washlngton-Kdiii^'ttarJKU^affrrv- render" to the senate's contempt charges. But Jurney refused to serve the senate warrant' on MacCracken; leaving the latter a free man- pending- developments. (Associated Press photo.) M'CRACKEN HAS $100 FINE, GOES BEFORE SENATE Second Habeas Corpus Writ Issued; First Ruled Out. BULLETIN WASHINGTON, Fell. 12. 1/P) --The senate today suspended trial of William P. MncCrnclceu until tomorrow, ordering the defendant held in custody meanwhile. WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. (!P\-William P. MacCracken confronted the senate on trial for contempt this afternoon, while a justice of the District of Columbia supreme court granted a second writ of habeas corpus for freedom o£ the accused former assistant secretary of commerce. It was slow going in the senate procedure, routine. reading of lengthy documents delaying the examination. Meanwhile, the writ was granted by Justice Daniel W. O'Donoghue, who earlier In the day had fined MacCracken 5100 for contempt of his court In swearing to a statement that he was under arrest Saturday by Chesley W. Jurney, senate sergeant at arms, while In fact he-was not. "arrested.". WOODRING AT QUIZ Assistant Secretary of War Hjvrry Woodring is shown as he appeared before the house military affairs committee to tell of profits nmdu by airplane manufacturers supplying army ships. (Associated Press I'hotu). Arrest Grandson in Club Slaying of lozva Woman SKf Weai FORECAST Iowa: Fair anil cooler Monday night- Tnesi5ay fair, colder in ihe south central and extreme east portions. Minnesota: Fair and much colder Monday night; Tuesday .generally fair. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning: Maximum Sunday -17 Minimum In Night 3!) At 8 A. M. Monday 37 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum Saturday 34 Minimum in Night 13 Trace of Snow Did anybody ever behold a more gorgeous sunset than that of Sunday night? Fleecy clouds,- shapec like an inverted pyramid with point directly above the sun, took on an succession of Illuminated coloring. 1 that aren't found on an artist's pallet. PETROLEUM CODE CALLED INVALID U. S. to Appeal Decision of Texas Judge Direct to Supreme Court. SHERMAN, Tex., Feb. 12. UP)-Federal District Judge Randolph Bryant ruled today that the NRA petroleum code was unconstitu- lional. He rendered the opinion after a three judge federal court, on which he sat, held that the Texas railroad commissioner's production limitation order of last Nov. 28 was valid. · Plan Direct Appeal. WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. .P--A direct appeal to the supreme court of the United States will be made by the federal government against the adverse decision of a three judge federal court in Texas holding the oil code unconstitutional in a suit for injunction by the Amazon Petroleum company. Government attorneys for the oil administration are of the opinion that, by obtaining a stay of execution of the injunction sought by the Amazon, and an immediate appeal to the supreme court, they will eliminate delays which would be occasioned by an appeal to the circuit court of appeals and thence to the supreme court. 70 Year Old Widow Js* Found Murdered at Schleswig Home. SCHLESWIG, Feb. 12. (Al--Mrs. Christina Evers, about 70, a widow, was found clubbed to death last night at her home. Police are holding her 18 year old grandson, Louig Hamann as a material witness. Officers said they were investigating a robbery motive. The body was discovered by young Hamann at 9:30 p. m. in the bloodstained bedroom of her home. An instrument which authorities described as a "hatchet-hammer" was found stained but washed almost entirely clean jf blood, in the kitchen. The sheriff said he believed Mrs. Evers was beaten to death with this weapon. SM Cash Missing. Authorities were probing a robbery motive angle which followed the discovery that 530 in cash which Mrs. Evers was known to have could not be found in the house. The sheriff reported that the walls and rugs of the kitchen, dining room and bedroom of Mrs. Evers' home were spattered with blood, and that furniture was overturned and bloodstained, indicating a terrific struggle. The sheriff also said that the clothes of the youth held in the Zasu Pitts Married to Edward Woodall HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 12. (/PI--The secret marriage of Zasu Pitta and Edward Woodall in Hinden, Nev., last Oct. 8, while the actress was on location In that vicinity with a film company, was disclosed today after she and her husband, former tennis player, left for New York, county jail were bloodstained. The youth claimed, according to the sheriff, that he got the stains in a fight at a dance a week ago. Attacked in Kitchen. Evidence in the kitchen, accord- ng to Sheriff Willy, showed that Mrs. Evers was attacked there and that she cither fought her way or was dragged through the dining room into the bedroom where her body was found. Stains in the kitchen sink, he said, also indicated that the killer returned to the kitchen .ml washed off his hands and possibly the instrument with which Mrs. Evers was believed to have been killed. Doctors at Denisan were given the clothing of the youth who is held in custody to determine whether the stains on it are humaji blood. Coroner John Gottberg meanwhile held possession of the "hatchet- hammer." The sheriff did not relate details of the youth's arrest, and gave no Indication of what course his investigation would take. Retired Physician Dies. , FATRFIELD, Feb. 12. UF--Dr Clarke Demarsh, 72, retired physt clan and photo studio proprietor died here. A sister in Pasadena Cal., survives. DOLLAR DAY TO BE WEDNESDAY Offering of Merchandise at Special Prices to Be City Wide. Wednesday, Feb. 11, has been set as the date for the semi-annual observance of Dollar Day in Mason City, with merchants throughout the city making special offerings of merchandise. Large stocks of winter merchandise as well as spring goods will he offered. Included in the hundreds of items to be featured Dollar Day will be furniture ami furnishings of every leacription for the home, wearing apparel for men, women and children, accessories, groceries and other merchandise. I l l rtftftmfn A M f t ! Not only will tnere no a large volume of goods offered at the special price of 51 but a large quantity of goods in many price ranges will sold at reduced prices. This one day selling event is being leld to clear stocks, to build up od will and to acquaint more people of this community with the trading advantages offered by Mason City. '.Juttiey-:had told the "court MacCracken was an "unwelcome" guest in his apartment. Process servers of the court took the second O'Donoghue writ to the capitol, but had to wait outside the senate chamber for Jurney to emerge before serving it. There was discussion of serving it on some senator, Inasmuch as the senate itself then harl MacCracken in custody, but it remained to be seen whether Frank J. Hogan, as the prisoner's counsel, would rely on that procedure. He and his client, meanwhile, sat apparently undisturbed in the well of the senate while the trial's preparations proceeded. 3 Clerks ICcnd Report. Two clerks alternated in reading the report which reviewed all of MacCracken's testimony before the inquiry committee. During the lull, Vice President Garner stepped down from his dais to speak to the smiling Hogan. Senator Lewis, Illinois, the democratic whip, also spoke and shook hands with the attorney, both Hogan and MacCracken rising. The administration continued to hear criticism from private aviation (Turn to Tuff. Z, Column 3) WALL"OFSTLENCE IN BREWER CASE Hunt Clews to Place Where Kidnaped St. Paul Man Was Held. "If I weren't in such a big hurry I'd tell you all about Dollar Day which is going to be held in Mason City next WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY H." ST. PAUL, Feb. 12. OD--A wall of silence .surrounded operations of police and department of justice agents today in their investigation of the $200,000 kidnaping of Edward G. Bremer, St. Paul banker. The officers sought clews to the place where Bremer, president of the Commercial State bank, was held captive from Jan. 17, when he was seized here, until Feb. 7, when he was released at Rochester, Minn., after payment of ransom. Bremer rested over the week-end at his home. He was under medical care immediately after his return, when he was suffering from nervous exhaustion and the effects of a beating on the head on the day ho was kidnaped. Authorities would not confirm a report that federal investigators and St. Paul police also were following a clew in northern Minnesota. A Minneapolis man, whose Identity was shielded, was reportec to have told of a house on Mille Lacs where three armed men selzec him recently, but released him after blindfolding and then escorting him out of the territory. Chief of Police Thomas Dahill to clay denied that local police or fed oral operatives had gone to Milli Lacs lake last night in their nun for the Bremer abductors. "I don't know anything about 1 and we did not go there last night,' Dahill said. Senate Refuses to Recede From Its Amendments McArthur on Committee to Confer on Iowa 3 Point TaxBiU. DES MOINES, Feb. 12. f.-P)--Th ?20,000,000 interim committee ta: bill today went to a conference com mittee in the state legislature when the senate refused to recede froir amendments it had placed on th bill as passed by the house. The senate approved by a vole o 38 to 0 a motion by Senator John K. Valentine of Centerville, chairman of the interim committee, that it insist on its amendments. Named by Lieut. Gov. Nels Kraschel as senate members of the conference committee were Senators Valentine, William McArthur of Marion City, Claude Stanley of Corning, and Homer Hush tif Essex. Named to Committee. House members named to the conference committee by Speaker George Miller were Representatives C. L. Rice of Kcoltuk, John Speidel of Washington, C. E. R. Fuestcr of Ida and Elmer A. Johnson of Linn. The conference committee will start work immediately on the d i f f i cult task of seeking to settle the differences between the two houses. The major differences center around the retail sales tnx and the use of evenue from the three point hill. Before passing the bill last week he senate decided to make the re- ail sales tax temporary and another unendment provided for a gradu- nted scale rather than a flat rate. T« Allocate Ilevemie. Under the .senate method of alll- cating revenue, $3,000.000 Is to he iscd for poor relief, this year, not more than ?6,000,000 a year for state purposes and the remainder credited back to the taxpayers on .he basis of assessed valuations. Lincoln Is Felt Yet at White House Signs of Stamp of His Individuality Are Still Strong. By BESS FUBMAN WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. (/f)--On this, the 125th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday, the stamp of his individuality is still trong upon the white house. Of all the presidents who have ived at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue, Jncoln seems to have been the one o remain there more in the spirit ifter his day was done. The Lincoln tradition had a vital hold upon :he republican Hoovers. It was Her- jert Hoover who restored the Lincoln study, which had been used as a sleeping room by the Coolldge's, ind is now a sleeping room again. Mrs. Hoover gathered the old fashioned horse hair sofas, the icavily carved bureaus with marble ;ops, and the other furniture that obviously belonged to Lincoln's time about his massive and elaborately- carved bed in a northwest corner room used for guests. That room remains, and it's there that more imaginative white house guests sometimes get the eerie feeling that Lincoln also remains. In one of those conversations that cornea from President Roosevelt himself by way of a white house dinner guest who told a friend, it was revealed that the president's own daughter-in-law, Mrs. James Roosevelt, askert to be excused from sleeping in that big old Lincoln bed because it looked and felt spooky. However, a long succession of presidents and their wives ha%'C peacefully slumbered there. In Theodore Roosevelt's time it was greatly in demand because the whole "white house gang" of small boys could sleep there at once. SOCIALISTS RISE UP IN REVOLT; STRIKE IN FORCE Martial Law Declared in Vienna and Linz; Strike Galled. VIENNA, Feb. 12. WJ--The political powder house of Austria blew up today with a socialist general strike and government reprisals which coat upwards of 50 lives as bloody fighting raged in Vienna, Linz, Grnz and finally spread to the munitions centers of Steyr, Bruckanclermur and Eggcnberg, At least 10 were killed in street fighting In Vienna. From 31 to -12--according to various unofficial estimates--lost their lives in battles at Linz in which hand grenades, machine guns, and even artillery howitzers were used. Siege of Vlcnnn. Every military arm of the government, augmented by the police and the fascist heimwchr, was thrown into the conflict in an effort to restore order. Vienna tonight looked like a cap- After insisting on its amendments the .senate devoted the remainder of its morning to legalizing acts and minor bills, while the house approved a ?ir,000 appropriation for the Vinton school for the blind and took up other measures. The house by a vote of 73 to slaughtered the resolution of Representative Zylstra providing for the installation of a radio set in the house with microphones on the desk of each member with a connection to some state owned or private broadcasting station. The resolution as introduced had 01 signers. Opposes Appropriation. Representative Hopp of Mills opposed the appropriation for the Vinton school, declaring that the school has existed for the past 75 year.' with the present water system and could get along for a while longer with it. He moved to reduce the appropriation to $fi,000 but his motion was voted down 64 to 22. A senate bill appropriating S2, 885.88 to the liquor control com mission named last summer by Governor Herring passed that bod by a vote of 36 to 3. It received the bare constitutional majority re quired for passage of appropriation measures. The money is to be ex (Turn to Foxe 2, Column SI FRENCH POLICE AND REDS FIGHT 50,000 Parade in Paris as General Strike Is Held "Against Fascism." PARIS, Feb. 12. (/P)--A red flag waved from the statue of the republic in the Place de la Nation late today as police fought communists across a barricade In the Boulogne suburb of Paris. The pitched battle--which the ministry of the interior described as one of several unimportant disorders--followed a short time after flO.OOQ persons paraded In a capital vhcrc practically all business wn.s impended because of a federation t labor strike. I AM! by Deputy. The parade was led by socialist leputy, Leon Blum, some of his olleagues of like political belief, and a column of singing commun- sts who bore red flags. They marched down Cours de /incenncs, moved into the Place de a Nation, listened to speeches and finally disbanded. But before they left they hung red flag on the statue of the republic. "Against Fascism." The strike was "against fascism," ant] was for one day only. The great demonstration was signalized by many loud arguments, a few fist fights and no clashes with the police along the route. All disorders reported, including the death of a laborer, were on the outskirts of the city. ital besieged by an invading army. Her broad strasscs were barricaded by barbed wire entanglements. Military trucks, ambulances, and buses mounted with machine guns patrolled thoroughfares open to traffic. At every intersection where danger threatened, machine gun crews, their ugly weapons mounted for action, stayed on duty with orders to keep the peace at all costs. . .Martial I^y^JJij^red. Martial law, 'dariylng- every citizen the right under penalty of death to possess a gun, ruled in Vienna, ancl Linz. Even the famous old churches of. Vienna with their ancient steeples were surmounted with the machine- guns of government forces. The government mobilized every available military force to suppress the uprising. At Linz it sent artillery into action a f t e r 1(3 men had been killed In a battle at the socialist headquarters. That battle began when government forces attempted to rakl the headquarters and the socialists tried to beat them off with hand grenades. Reply With Guns. The police and soldiers replied with machine guns and they occupied the headquarters. A detachment of socialists retaliated with a raid on the police station, afterwards fortifying themselves on the bank of the River Danube. It was there that the government artillery \viis unlimbered In a sav- (Tnni 1*1 I'nirf 2, Column 4 J Farmer Hunting His 4 Stolen Haystacks CLARKSBURG, W. Va., Feb. VI. (JP--The proverbial searcher for if needle in a. haystack had a cinch compared with W. H. Harbert, Jones Run farmer. He's looking for four of his hayatacks, carted away by robbers Tnst week. Bill for Regulation of Sugar Presented WASHINGTON, "cb. 12. /]')--Senator Costigan D.-Colo.) today introduced a bill to give the secretary of agriculture broad powers of regulation over the American sugar market according to the policy announced Thursday by President Roosevelt. Spring Gardens DEAUTIFUL. flower gardens, Ilko D great battles, arc won by winter planning. These are the days to map your spring campaign--to plot annual beds, analyzf soils, design landsc'ping effects. Color bank, must he arranged--and whnt of seasonal progressions, to Insure new blooms every month? "Annual Flowering Plants,' a special aid to horn, gardeners, is now available to GIobc-Gazetto readers through ovir Washington Information bureau. Jt is an authoritative Illustrated guide to the culture and cnre of all the popular flowering annuals. Inclose 6 cents to c cr cost, postage and handling. Use coupon. Legion Commander Will Speak in Iowa DES MOINES, Feb. 12.--Edward A. Hayea, national commander of the American Legion, will make two addresses Feb. 10 at the state conference of Legion commanders and adjutants In Des Moincs, it was announced. Mason City Globe-Gazette In/or:.mtlor BunMiti, Frederic J. Hnskin, Director, Washington, I). C. I inclose 6 cents in coin (care- ully wrapped) for the booklet, "Annual Flowering Plants." Namo Street City . State (Mall lo Wohlnxton, D. C.)

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