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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS" HOME E D I T I O N VOL. XLI KIVB CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIRE SEKVJCE MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 11,1935 THIS fAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 232 Badly Mixed Situation Democratic Revolt Worse Than First Vote Showed. BRITAIN WILL TRY TO CURB WAR Bv CHAKLES P. STEWART. . A S H I N G T O N , July 11. (CPA) --Democratic revolt in the house o f representatives is worse t h a n appeared directly after the chamber's anti- a d m i n istration vote on the utilities bill. The first revolt was a conserva- t i v e r e v o l t (incipient revolt, anwyay) against the conservative leadership which permitted t h e "anti's" to get out of control and defeat so important a new deal policy. It is a badly mixed up situation --revolt and counter-revolt. To begin with, it is no secret that the white house wanted Congressman Sam Rayburn of Texas to be speaker of the house of representatives at this session of the national legislature. Rayburn is no radical, but he is amenable to executive dictation. Congressman Joseph W. Byrns of Tennessee, however, won the speak- ership. Taylor Is "Substitute." Congressman William B. Bankhead of Alabama won the democratic floor leadership, but he fell ill immediately, and, ever since then, Congressman Edward T. Taylor of Colorado has "substituted" for him. Congressman John J. O'Connor of New York, a Tammanyite, won the chairmanship of the representa- "Third Man" in Lobby Inquiry Heard No Threat SENATE DECIDES ONPROBE;HOUSE PASSES TVA ACT House E l i m i n a t e s All Provisions Opposed by President. BULLETIN WASHINGTON, July U. *-Without discussion or a record vote, the senate today adopted a committee amendment to the \\A bill extending for niiother crop year the Bankhead cotton control act. WASHINGTON, July 11. UP)--A eneral investigation of lobbying bv a five man committee with $50,000 at its disposal and with authority to use "G men" and other federal employes, was voted unani- tives' rules committee. It is well recognized that the mously today by the senate. It acted while the house rules Forest City Opens New Municipal Swimming Pool This is Forest City's neiv relief labor was utilized. The project sn-Jmminff pool, which was formally opened Thursday. It was construclcd without appropriation and emergency reject filled a need that had Ion- been f r i t in the community. (Engraving by Kaycnay) speaker, the majority floor leader and the rules committee chairman constitute a trio which can, if it will, dictate most votes in the house of representatives. If it fails to do so, the presump- . tion is-strong, that it chose not to. or · tiat it ·'"bungled. - - - · And the utilities bill vote was heavily against the administration despite the fact that, reckoning on the basis of party labels, there are nearly 3-to-l administrationists, against "anti's" in the house of representatives. Not Active Supporter. Speaker Byrns voted with the administration," but. as complained by administrationists, did not "actively support it. Acting Floor Leader Taylor did not vote. Neither did Chairman O'Connor of the rules committee. From the administrationists standpoint. Taylor and O'Connor certainly seemed indifferent (on so vital an issue), even if Byrnes did not. Against O'Connor administration- ists have a further grievance. As chairman of the rules committee, O'Connor could have called, nad he wished, for what is known is a "record vote"--a roll call. The (Turn to Page 2, Column 1) TRATOBAlIOON TO START FRIDAY Inflation of Huge Craft Is Ordered for Takeoff . at Dawn. RAPID CITY, S. Dak., July 11. LT)--The stratosphere flight from the Black Hills will start at dawn tomorrow. Inflation of the giant sky crai't n-as ordered shortly before 1:30 p. m. (Mountain Standard time.) About six hours will be required for the task and the takeoff is expected some time between 3 and 4 a. m. committee, inquirying into lobbym; on the utilities bill, heard testimony by Ernest Gruening, interior department official, that no threat or promise was made in his presence to persuade Representative Brewster (R., Me.), to vote to abolish "unnecessary" holding companies as desired by President Roosevelt. Recess to Next Week. The committee recessed until next week when it probably will inquire into the activities of utilities officials on the legislation. Definite plans ha^ye not been made. Asked" about published "reports (not carried by the Associated Press) that sensational statements had been placed before the committee that two democratic members of the house interstate commerce committee were offered federal judgeships to support the "death sentence,'' Chairman O'Connor declared "nothing like that has been placed before the committee." Gruening testified after Thomas Corcoran, RFC attorney, had denied he "thumbed his nose" at a house member opposed to the abolition clause and senator White (R, Me.) had said his vote on the utilities bill was not "influenced" in any way. Pass TVA Bill. After eliminating every major TAeWeather FORECAST IOWA: Unsettled, thunderstorms Thursday afternoon or night with generally fair Friday and Saturday. Cooler Friday in west and north portions. MINNESOTA: Generally fair Thursday night and Friday, cx- rept local thunderstorms Thursday afternoon or night in cast portion ; cooler Thursday night and in southeast Friday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 'A hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 89 Minimum in Night "2 At 8 A. M, Thursday 79 Rainfall " .0* The Globe-Gazette's maximum :neimometer recorded a tempera- ure of 93 at 2 o'clock Thursday. provision objectionable to President Roosevelt, the house passed legislation to broaden the power of the Tennessee valley authority. The vote on final passage was announced as 277 to 100. It now goes back to the senate for action and amendments added by the house. The differences probably will be adjusted by a conference committee representing the senate and house. Already, the utilities bill has been sent to conference by the senate to attempt to agree on whether to retain the provision desired by President Roosevelt to eliminate "unnecessary" holding companies in seven years. Rejected 'I'wice by House. The house rejected this twice and the senate approved it by a one vote margin. Twice before the final TVA vote the house affirmed its action in eliminating a clause that would have given TVA a limited time in which to work out a self sustaining power development. r By a 90 to 38 standing vote and again by a 274 to 102 roll call it voted down a motion by Representative Andrews (R-N. Y.) to send the measure back to the military committee with instructions to insert language that would have forbidden the agency after July 1, 1938, to sell power and chemicals below production costs. Debate AAA Changes. The senate, meanwhile, debated amendments to broaden AAA powers, which have precipitated a struggle splitting party lines. President Roosevelt took a hand in the controversy between Secretary Ickcs and Chairman Tydings over the senate territorial committee's conduct of the Virgin islands investigation. He summoned both to the white house. The investigation vas adjourned subject to call of the MAX DUCKWORTH IS CALLED AGAIN Graft Grand Jury at Sioux City Hears Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Mayer. SIOUX CITY, July 11. (.VI--The Woodbury county graft Investigating grand jury today heard Mr. ana Mrs. Clyde Mayer of Sioux City and then recalled former County Attorney Max Duckworth for further questioning. Mayer, slot machine operator who was indicted on two conspiracy charges was before the jury for five hours yesterday. His stay In the jury room today was short and Mrs. Mayer then was before the jurors for an hour. Appearance His Third. Duckworth's appearance today was his third before the present grand jury. Minutes of his testimony were attached to the conspiracy Indictment returned last week against Atty. Gen. E. L. O'Connor, Asst. Atty. Gen. Walter Maley and IS others. Mayer was believed to have been questioned about details of the alleged Sioux City slot machine syndicate and of reported protection payoffs by slot machine operators. Mayer's and Brother. Mr. and'Mrs. Mayer and Mayers brother, John Mayer, were subpen- aed yesterday at the direction of Special Prosecutors H. M. Havner and Ole T. Naglestad. Reports were current today that the grand jury is considering recessing shortly for about three weeks to allow time for auditing of material seized on search warrants and to let the jury members, who have been in session three months, take a brief rest. Natural Resources Used in Constructing Project Recreation Facilities Provided; Program Is Held. FOREST CITY, July 11.--Today marked the formal opening of Forest City's new municipal swimming pool--unique in that it was constructed without city funds and planned to make the most of natural advantages. An all day program was held with swimming and diving exhibitions, band concert and baseball game. Forest City is a town without lake or stream of consequence and had no city funds with which to construct a swimming pool. There had been two or three drownings because children had gone to places that were not supervised and they had not learned to swim. The city owned a recreational area of about 20 acres adjoining highway number 69 and it was discovered in this area, about 4 feet below the surface, a strata of gravel and sand was saturated with water: in fact it is a sort of underground stream. Excavation Is Made. The idea was conceived that it might be possible to develop a swim;en- the ming pool since nature had so erously supplied the water, chair. Mr. Roosevelt talked for an hour with Tydings, who was accompanied to the white house by Senator Robinson of Arkanasas, the democratic leader, and Senator Harrison (D., Miss.) the sponsor of Judge T. Webber Wilson of the islands, whose removal has been asked by Ickes. "We Nothing to Announce. have the discussed various rrec lower. (Turn (o I'age 2. Column 5) 24 DEAD, 58 HURT IN JAPAN QUAKE Cities Dark With Electric Power Plants Put Out of Commission. TOKIO, July 11. (.«--Twenty-four persons were killed and 58 injured today by a severe earthquake in the rich Shizuoka district of Japan from which America annually buys millions of dollars of tea and oranges. A police survey showed that the casualties and the more serious damage was confined to Shizouka City, 100 miles southwest of here with a population of 136,000, and Shimizu, with a population of 56,000. A total of 47 buildings were reported destroyed with many score more seriously damaged. Fires broke out but were subdued before they spread seriously. Electric power plants were put out of commission and the cities were in darkness at 8 p. m.. but authorities said they hoped to restore the service during the night. The earthquake was felt here. Hamamatsu reported experiencing a heavy shock, but only slight damage. Fragmentary reports said many houses collapsed at Shizouka city, on the south central coast of the main island, and fires started. Shizouka has a population of 150,000, and is the center of the Japanese tea industry gravel and the sand. Tests were made, the water analyzed and the permanency of the flow determined. An excavation about 250 feet square was made and plenty of water was found. The banks from the water level were sloped back on an easy grade and covered with sand and gravel taken from the pool. The water area is about 100 feet wide and 150 feet long, with sane and gravel sides and bottom and 10 feet of water at the deep end Emergency relief labor was used to finish the grounds after the excavation was completed and to build a fence enclosing the pool. Large reflector lights are being installed. Band Gives Concert. On today's program were swimming and diving exhibitions, a demonstration in life saving and general admission to the public ioi swimming. A band concert will be jiven during the evening. The poo will be operated from 10 a. m. to 11:30 p. m. each day. An attraction on today's program is the baseball game between the Forest City Collegians and the Lake Mills Canners, starting a 5:30 o'clock in the afternoon. The pool with adjoining buildings bath house and parking space o; cupies about five acres. Although built without appropriation, it is estimated the valuation is between $8,000 and $10,000. rodrebnrac Is Lifeguard. Edward Potlrebarac of Dn Moines, graduate of Drake nniver sity. is the lifcg'uard with Richari Staats of Forest City as one of th assistants. Children will recei-.' free swimming lessons each mom ing. Forest City employed a full tim promotional man last February an a program of civic improvement i well under way. The program con templates an extension of trade re lations, additional public building." an increase of population and add t i o n a l home? and home improve ments. HAPSBURG PROBLEM IN AUSTRIA SEEN AS "FULL OF DYNAMITE" VIENNA, July 11. (-T)--Simmer- ng dissension bordering on revolt gainst the .pro-Hapsburg tenden- :ies of the Austrian government be- ame noticeable today among menr jers of the fascist home guard. Prince Ernest von Starhemberg's private army has been by no means vholehcartecily for an early restora- ion of the Hapsbury dynasty. The ?yrolese heirnwehr leader, Albert jchober, has warned legitimists jluntly that they are disregarding ed signal lights. The bitter feelings of many heim- I'ehr men in this respect was disposed by publication of a speech by ichober to a home guard meeting at Innsbruck. Schober called attention to varies warnings by Vice Chancellor :on Starhemberg that the Hapsburg restoration problem is full of lynarnil.c and is likely to result in nvasion of Austria if a solution i: ttcmpted hastily. HOARE ASSERTS ITALIAN REASON NOT SUFFICIENT Nation Reported Joining Others Refusing Arms to Ethiopia. By HAROLD T. I5RAMAN. LONDON, July 11. (/Pi--Sir Samuel Hoare. British foreign secretary, speaking before an intent house of commons, today decried Italy's rca- , sons for warring upon Blthiopia, nand their resignation at Monday's | pledged Britain to continue efforts Attorney in Sioux City for Inquiry Hines Mount, assistant county al- orney, was in Sioux City Thursday naking an investigation of charges hat slot machines had fcecn sold rom the office of Sheriff J. M. Robertson. Meanwhile Harry E. Sondergaard, rro Gordo county supervisor, who nadc the charges agaiiibt the heriff and three deputies, cmphat- cally denied that he was to dc- LAURAINGALLS SEEKING RECORD Angry Because She Had to Take Off in Crosswind at New York. NEW YORK, July 11. .¥-- Angry because she had to take off n a crosswind, Laura Ingalls roared toward Burbank, Cal., today in a low winged monoplane with the lope of setting a trans-continen- tal speed record for women. Her plane lifted from Floyd Bennett airport at 3:31:30 a. m., Central standard time, after a run of 2,500 feet on a 3,100 foot runway. First by Woman. The trip if successful will be the first east-to-west non-stop flight by a woman. The women's transcontinental record of 17 hours 7 minutes and 30 seconds was set west-to-east by Amelia Earhart on July 8, 1933. Prevailing winds favor the west-to-east flights. When Miss Ongalls arrived at the airport to supervise the loading of her plane more than two hours be fore the takeoff, she proposed to nose her plane directly into the wind on the long runway towards the airport's buildings. Forbade Runway Use. Because of the plane's heavy load, F, William Zelcer, aviation commissioner of New York, forbade her to use the long runway. The flyer turned angrily to Capt. Kenneth Behr, manager of the airport and official timer for th£ NAA, and complained: "I can't express myself. It's unfair." Her plane was equipped with a radio compass and she planned to follow the radio beams of the TWA CARTER CHARGED WITH PERJURY Man Twice Mayor of Fairfield Accused of Forging Bank Stamp. FAIRFIELD, July 11. (.T)--liar- ley Carter, 53, twice mayor of Fairfield, was free on bond today under charges of perjury and uttering a forged instrument. Carter was arrested 2ast night on two direct informations filed by Jefferson County Attorney J. Ernest Corey in connection with Carter's production of a canceled contract last spring during a suit in which a bank sought recovery from him of $612.50. The suit was subsequently decided in Carter's favor. The informations charge that Carter purchased a duplicate of the bank cancelation stamp in St. Louis to mark the contract paid and contends that his testimony was false when he said that he paid the sum in currency to Frank Ricksher, president of the Iowa State Savings bank of Fairfield. Grows Out of Contract. Clair Hamilton, assistant state attorney general, who aided in preparation of the charges, said the bank suit in March, 1935, grew out i of a contract entered into by Carter vith the Iowa Stale Savings bank :o feed a herd of bank owned cattle. An option clause granted Carter the right to purchase the cattle :or $612.50. Hamilton said affidavits were obtained from three St. Louis stamp and type concerns identifying Carter as the person who in February, 1935, came to them under the names of Griffin and Johnson to buy a duplicate rotary cancelation stamp. The cancelation on Carter's contract copy, Hamilton said, was found by the Northwestern university crime detection laboratories to differ from markings by the bank's stamp. Arrested at His Home. Carter was arrested at his home by Sheriff Fred Mclntire and State Agent Al Haight. He was taken to Albia where Judge R. W. Smith set bonds at $6,500 and remained in custody several hours before bail was produced by Col. W. G. Heaton of Fairfield. State officials joined in investigation of the case because the bank was operating under the state banking department when the suit was heard against Carter last spring. Illinois Capital to Dedicate New Lake SPRINGFIELD, III., July 11- (.T) --Springfield tomorrow will dedicate its new artificial lake, a is mile reservoir recently completed Rt a cost of approximately $2.500,000. Like similar projects at Bloomington. Decatur and some other Illinois citie?. Lake Springfield is to be used both as a source for water supply and as a recreation center. meeting of the board, as stated in he Thursday morning issue of a )es Moines newspaper. "I never made any such statement," said the supervisor. "We jave placed the matter in the hands of County Attorney Frederick B. Shaffer and will await a report rom him before acting further." The county attorney stated he iad asked his assistant to go to Sioux City to see Special Prosecutors H. M. Havner and Ole Naglestad to learn what evidence they may have on the alleged a'ol machine transaction. SLOT MACHINES SOLD BV WATERLOO SHERIFF WATERLOO, July 11. (.T)--Three sales of slot machines, seized by the Black Hawk county sheriff's office, for a total of S397, in the last three years are recorded in the county auditor's office. The money was placed in the school fund, according to the records. Sheriff H. T. Wagner said today that all the sales were made in com pliance with the court order, and on condition that the machines would be taken out of the county. The record shows two of the sale were to the Ajax Novelty company which was said by an attorney t have acted as agent for the Mill Novelty company, Chicago. MRS, VERHELST KILLED IN CRASH Clear Lake Woman's Hus band Seriously Injured in Missouri Mishap. CLEAR LAKE, July 11.--Mrs. Ida Verhelst, 31, residing east of Clear Lake, was killed Wednesday noon when the car in which she was riding struck a highway bridge near Farmersville, Mo. Her husband, Mel Verhelst, a. local farmer, is suffering from cuts and shock while Mrs. C. H. Johnson, also of Clear Lake, received slight injuries A son, Richard, 5, who accompanied them was reported not injured. According to an Associated Press news dispitch the Verhelst auto overturned and was destroyed by fire. Verhelst haid he believed a locked steering gear caused the accident. The family left Clear Lake en- route to Stockton, Mo., to bring Mrs. Verhelst's father, Edgar Hill, back to Clear Lake for a visit. Other Verhelst children remained at the | farm home here. Surviving the mother husband, five children, Earl. her 10: Florence, S; Kenneth, 7; Richard, 5; and Merle, 15 months; a sister, Mrs. Miller of Estherville, and her father, Edgar Hill. Mr. Verhelst's brother, Henry, his mother, Mrs. Louise Ver Heist, and an uncle, Mel Boerjan, all of Mason City, left early Wednesday afternoon for the Missouri town. r peace, defended her past efforts ind, in passing, indirectly invited nglo-Amcrican co-operation in orld problems. Even as the foreign secretary clivered his formal review of the ation's recent foreign polity, the 3ritish government was reported olding up export licenses for arms nd munitions shipments to Ethio- a. Assails "Wild Statements. 1 ' Assailing "wild statements" in he Italian press concerning Bri- ain's efforts to avert war in Af- ca. Sir Samuel said his govern- ncnt was concerned only with . icaceful settlement oC the Italo- Sthiopian crisis lest war have serous effects upon collective peace iystems and the league of nations. He recognized Italy's need for overseas expansion, though he declared that need and Italy's! complaints aganst Ethiopia insufficient :ause for war. He pledged that England would not abandon "any reasonable chance which may offer itself for helping prevent a disastrous war." No Blockade Asked, Sir Samuel refused to divulge the lines being adopted toward this end, but he, nevertheless, assured the legislators that there was no foundation for rumors that the government had asked the French to join a blockade against Italy or that Great Britain was preparing "some isolated form of coercion." He said Great Britain was willing to accept her full share of collective responsibility and fidelity to the league of nations and its principles. Well informed sources said that the British government was holding up the granting of export licenses for the shipment of munitions to Ethiopia. May Join Embargo. The statement was taken as an indication that Great Britain was joining other a r m s manufacturing countries in withholding war materials from Ethiopia. Reports from Fiance, Czechoslovakia, and Denmark previously have indicated that those nations have halted shipments of arms to the African empire. Authoritative quarters said that the final British decision on the granting of arms export licenses had not been reached but that at least two applications for them had not been granted while the question is being considered. Supplies Shut Off. The applications concerned were received within the last 10 days, after Ethiopia found her supplies of arms from other places had been shut off. In Rome. Premier Mussolini's reiteration of Italy's determination to (Turn 1i Pnce 2. Column 41 transport route, her over dianapolis qucrque, N. Mex vhich would take Iowa City Birth Rate SAYS HE DIDNT SEEMRSJALEY 9 Year Old Kidnap Victim Testifies in Federal Trial at Tacoma. FEDERAL COURTROOM. TA ! COMA, Wash, July 11. (.Ti-George ; Wyerhacuser. 9 year old kidnap victim, said from the witness stand today he did not see Mrs. Margaret Th'ulin walcy d u r i n g the time the government "charges she. her h u s - , band and William Dainard. alias i Mahan, held him for $200,000 j ransom. ! Learn to Swim Timidity and fear keep many people from learning to swim. You need not deprive yourself of the delights of seaside, "lake and river rs- sorts. Send for a copy of the Globe- Gazette service booklet, "Swimming." It is a practical, helpful handbook, compiled by our Washington information bureau in cooperation with the American Red Cross. A sound guide to one of the most healthful sports. Includes complete instructions on life saving and artificial respiration. Enclose ]0 cents to cover cost, handling and postage. Use this coupon: T T r. i - T T C "Brer" Lights Too Bright. i IS niehest m U. O. | BUFFALO. N. y., July 11. (.T)- i A lighted billboard in the outfield | WASHINGTON, July 11. '.Ti--The | said: "Beer." The lights had to be j highest birth rate per 1.000 cstima-1 turned off because the players on ! t rtJU Lt \VIHUJI WUU1U Ltiivt; Jlii^ii^oi, 'Jt4i.ii .i*-.^ [..._» -»,w^ -- I · - - . . . . · · - - , _ - . . ., - Pittsburgh Columbus, In- ! ted population in cities and towns j Buffalo's International league basc- ;is. Kansas City and Albu- ! je.pislcrca in 1031 was Iowa City, I ball team couldn't keep their eyes I Iowa, with 79.1 against 65.D in 1933. ion the ball. The Jlason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic .1. Haskin, director, Washington, 1). C. I cnrln.sc 10 rents In coin (carefully wrapix-d) for the booklet on "Swimming." Name Street City State ( M a i l to Washington. D. C.),

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