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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 MVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PKESS JU5ASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, JULY 15,1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 235 lowans in Washington Blame Collapse of Etcher on Trying to Do Too Much. . A S H 1 N G T O N , July 15. «B-- Close friends of R e p r esentative Edward C. Eicher (D.-Ia.) blame h i s recent collapse on an effort to try to do too much for his country. Only his family knew the long h o u r s he had been working in the months preceding the house vote on the utility holding company bill where he played a leading role in defense of President Roosevelt's aims but some of his colleagues ^suspected he was working himself too hard. After he went to bed to rest up from heart trouble which devel- . oped out of an attack of indigestion, his friends learned what he had been doing as he pounded away on the utility bill and his pet cost of production legislation for the farmers. Jtestudied Bill Provisions. Early in the morning he was at his office to attend to correspondence. For months the house interstate commerce committee of which he is a member began work daily at 10 a. m. on the holding company bill and he always was on hand. Frequently it remained at work when the house was in session on minor matters. Night after night, Eicher went home to a little Washington apartment to study and restudy provisions of the bill. His typewriter was at work to 1 and (Turn to Page 2, Column X) MORGENTHAU DEFENDS F. R. PLAN Italy Mobilizes Another Army Division DENY POWER TO CONDEMN LANO Federal Court Rules Against Government on Public Housing Project. CINCINNATI,. July 15. UF--The sixth district United States circuit court of appeals held today the federal government has no power to condemn land for use in public housing projects. The court acted in sustaining Judge Charles I. Dawson of Louisville, now retired from the bench, who on January 4 held condemnation for such a purpose to be illegal, through failure to come within the government's power to. condemn lands for public buildings, parks, fortifications, or arsenals. Directly affected is a $1,618,000 housing project in Louisville, Ky. Indirectly, however, Secretary Ickes has said, the suit here affected the entire $160,000,000 housing program in some 40 cities. Originating in Louisville, the suit normally would have come to the court here on appeal, but Secretary Ickes instead had it carried directly to the supreme court. On March 11, however, the government sought and obtained dismissal of its petition in that court in order to return the case here for decision, its attorneys later appealing for early action by this court on the ground delay would "create a chaotic condition in the carrying out of the entire program of the federal emergency administration of public works." Judge Dawson ruled in sustaining a demurrer filed by Edward J. Gernert to condemnation proceedings seeking title to 120 parcels of property in Louisville valued at $347,667. The project there contemplated housing for 460 families. 77z?Weather FORECAST IOWA: Fair Monday night and Tuesday. Little change in temperature. MINNESOTA: Fair Monday night and Tuesday; warmer Tuesday and in northeast Monday night. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning. Maximum Sunday 87 Minimum in Night 39 At 8 a. m. Monday IS Rainfall .03 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum Saturday 85 Minimum in Night fit At 8 a, m. Sunday 72 July has entered its second half with almost an inch and a half deficiency of rain. The July normal moisture is 3.21 inches and up to this time only .11 of an inch has been recorded, although .76 of an inch which fell on the final day of June will be credited to July. 10,000 PERSONS REPORTED DEAD AS DIKE BREAKS City in China Flooded as Wall of Water Leaps Through Breach. HANKOW, China, July 15. '(/P)-Chinese advices estimated 10,000 persons perished today when the flood waters of the Han river surged through a dike near Han- yang and overwhelmed a large area of the thickly populated countryside. Members of a Chinese motorboat crew who saw the bursting of the dike while crossing the river brought back a vivid eyewitness account of the disaster. "It was a horrible sight," one of them said. "A wall of water literally leaped through the breach, sweeping everything befoie it houses, livestock and humans. Survivors Pitifully Few. "The survivors must have been pitifully few for the people were taken utterly by surprise and had no time to seek safety.'' Two-thirds of Hanyang itself adjacent to Hankow, was estimated to be under water. The remainder of the city is situated on hills to which much of the populace fled while the water boiled and eddied about their homes. The Han river flood has fax put- stripped in severity the' -previous rampages of this river, the district --which survived the disasters of 1870 and 1931--lying shattered by the seething torrents. Further Rise Seen. The water mark of the Yangtze river at Hankow dropped slightly late today but this city, too, was :nenaced with the dikes already weakened by the pounding waters. A further rise, however, was predicted. The roaring stream has ripped a section 10 feet deep and one-third of a mile long from the Changkung dike, principal bulwark protecting the city. The city took on a great activity to forestall another disaster as alarms were sounded that the dike was disintegrating. Authorities ordered thousands of coolies and refugees from other cities to work on repairs for the dike and the entire military garrison was summoned to the scene. Make Last Stand. Other thousands of workers be- jan building a secondary defense iehind the weakened section of the dike. "We are making a last stand," one official told the Associated Press. "If we fail, Hankow is lost." The American Passionist fathers here expressed concern for the safety of their mission »tt Shen- chow, in flood besieged Hunan province. No word has been received from there for two weeks. SHERIFF RIPPEY MAY BE OUSTED Plymouth County Board in Session After Plea of Not Guilty. SIOUX CITY. July 15. (.T--The Plymouth county board of supervisors was to meet this afternoon to consider possible suspension from office of Sheriff Ralph Rippey who Saturday was indicted on a charge of conspiracy by the Woodbury county grand jury graft investigators. Rippey came to Sioux City this morning and entered a plea of not guilty to the charge before Judge A. O. Wakefield. He then returned to Le Mars, where, it was understood, he was to be called before the supervisors to be questioned regarding his knowledge of slot machine operation in Plymouth county. A special secret conference with the supervisors at Le Mars was requested by Special Prosecutor H. M. Havner in a telephone conversation this morning with D. S. Twogood of Hinton, chairman of the board. The meeting was called for 3 p. m. Rippey was accused of conspiracy in a -joint indictment naming him and Louie Meyers, Le Mars cafe proprietor, as defendants. It is understood the indictment was based on testimony regarding slot machine operation. Veteran Succumbs E. J. STONEBRAKER Stonebraker Formerlowa G.A.R. Head HAMPTON, July 15.--E. J. Stonebraker, 87, former state commander of the Iowa department of G. A. R., died at 6 o'clock Monday morning. He had been in poor health following a stroke. Mr. Stonebraker was born at Mount Morris, 111., Aug. 7, 1847. He enlisted at the age of 17 in the Forty-sixth regiment, Illinois infantry and served until, .the close of the Civil war. He took part, in three battles: In his regiment were many boys, most of whom were only 17 but passed as 18. H. F. Marsh. Mr. Stonebraker's captain, was only 19. After the war he was married to his captain's sister, Miss Emma Marsh, and two years later they came to Hampton. They celebrated their sixty-seventh wedding anniversary last Novem- er. Surviving are the wife a,nd children, L. E., Will, E. J., Jr., Mrs. Gertrude Hinton and Mrs. Nellie Typer of Hampton and Mrs. Effis Typer of Polo, 111, Mr. Stonebraker, who was a charter member of the local G. A. R. )ost, was a commander of the Iowa iepartment in 1926. The only Civil war veteran left n Hampton is Levi L.' Conner. Dur- ng this year four Civil war veterans at Hampton have died. Potential Dictator and Daladier Vie for French Leadership PARIS, July 15. LT)--Followers of Francois de La Rocque, poten- .ial dictator, and Eciouard Daladier, 'alien premier, disputed the leadership of France today after gigantic but comparatively orderly Bastille day demonstrations over the issue of fascism. The real test of strength apparently was put off for some months, jut both forces gave evidence of how the political right and left are massing into two rival camps. The demonstrations overshadowed :he national holiday itself--the one hundred forty-sixth anniversary of .he storming of the Bastille prison by revolutionaries -- although the people danced in the streets until dawn today, as in customary on July 14. --* GUN OF OFFICER TAKEN FROM HIS HOME IN NIGHT Neighbor's House Looted of $50 and Rommer's Car Stolen. Deputy Sheriff Jack Deach's .38 Smith Wesson detective special revolver was stolen from his home while he slept Sunday night and his neighbor's house was robbed of $50 in cash and a roomer's car was taken some time between 1:30 o'clock and 7 o'clock Monday morning. Local officers suspect three men who abandoned a 1935 black Oldsmobile here Sunday, which had been stolen at Hawarden after four homos had been ransacked there. It is not konwn whether the Deach home, 23 Fifth street northwest, or the home of Thelma Schwartz, 421 Washington avenue northwest, was entered first, but entrance was gained to each in a similar manner. The screen of a basement window was taken off from the Deach home and the screen of the dining room window from the Schwartz home. He Loses Cigarets. Besides the heavy frame revolver, No. 626,204, Deputy Sheriff Deach lost a package of cigarets and his daughter's purse was stolen. The gun has a two inch blue finish barrel and was loaded with, new bullets. From the Schwartz home the prowlers obtained $50 in cash and the keys to the car of Robert Knapp, roomer. The car was a 1933 Pontiac coach, license number 17-6087. It was of light green color with dark fenders, equipped with a radio and four new tires. The motor number was 898,666 and the serial number 782,970. Car Abandoned Here. The car stolen at Hawarden was abondoned north of Mason City about 8 o'clock Sunday morning when it ran out of gasoline near the transient farm. It wag not reported to the sheriff's office until about noon, however. Three men were seen to have left the car. The abandoned car was returned to its owner, Ed Lambertson, Sunday evening. Mr. Knapp, who lost the Mason City car, had his auto in readiness to begin his vacation this week. It had been freshly greased and put in readiness for long driving. ALL UNITED STATES HAS MAIN SEAT TO SEE MOON ECLIPSE NEW YORK, July 15. (S)~-The entire United States has the main seat tonight for a total eclipse of the moon--the first for the whole country since 1927. No one will have to stay up all night, and most folks won't have to be up even late to see the eclipse. The curving edge of the earth's black shadow will cut into the side of the moon at 9:12 p. m., Central Standard Time, That is the moment when the moon touches a black cone, the earth's shadow, which extends about 860,000 miles out into space. It will take the moon 57 minutes to pass completely into this black shadow cone. Mrs. Miller Names State Road Police DES MOINES, July 15. /T)--Mrs. Alex Miller, secretary of state, today posted the names of the 50 probationary state highway patrolmen who will take to the highways to regulate Iowa traffic July 29 The men are: Claude B. Benedict, Pomeroy; Benjamin B. Bentzinger, Donncll- son; Lyman G. Case, State Center; Robert Caviness, Seymour; William W. Carter, Sergeant Bluff; James E. Clapp, Grundy Center; Charles G. Cole, Boone; Warren E. Crane, Waterloo; Donald Danford, Oakland. Goetsch of Decorah. Lyle W. Dawson, Fort Dodge: Clarence B. Day, Glenwood; Joe Dix. on, Albia; Edgar C. Faber, Valley Junction; Harold F. Fisher, Clarion; RusEell J. Fisher, Iowa City Mark W. Fla.nagan, Marcus; James Gildroy, Chariton; James E. Gilson Guthrie Center Jesse Goetsch, Decorah. Merle R. Hall, Iowa City; David Herrick, Dakota City; Richard C Hohl, Comanche; Herbert W. Jennings, Boone; Sigfred N. Jespersen Collins; James D. Kegley, Anamosa Lou Kreiger, New Hampton; Ken neth M. Lochner, Fort Dodge James R. Machholz, Burlington Everett B. Martin, Sioux City; Robert G. Martin, Avoca; William J Matias, Cedar Rapids; Carl F Meinhard, Storm Lake; Lloyd L Meyer, Colwell; Oran H. Pape, Dubuque; Robert W. M. Reese, SchleS' wig. West of Klemme. Herbert G. Reynolds, Des Moines Kermith W. Rhoades, Marerigo ·Ronald C Richardson, Tama; Sam uel J. R. Shaffer, Beacon; John L Smith, Sioux City; Albert E. Ster zing, Des Moines; Claude Shearer Des Moines; Stuart A. Stringham Dexter; Kenneth M. Thornberry Pocahontas; Wayne E. Ulm, Des Moines; Henry J. Weber, Clinton; George C. Weeks, Hampton; Joseph C. West, Klemme; Floyd R. Williams, Des Moines, and Carl Wiuff, Atlantic. Twenty-five other men who went through the training period will be placed on a reserve list from which replacements will be chosen as they are needed. Two Football Players. Among those selected were two former University of Iowa football stars, Oran Pape and Russell Fisher. Mrs. Miller said the selections were made on the basis of personality, appearance, physical condition, ability to ride a motorcycle, knowledge of firearms, physical combat methods, first aid, and court procedure, grades in written and oral examinations and ratings and recommendations of instructors. The force will remain in training for a week under Chief John Hattery and Assistant Chiefs Harry Nestle and E. A. Conley. Beginning July 22, the men will start conducting examinations of those seeking new driver's licenses and making trial patrols covering a territory about Des Moines. The men on reserve are: Men on Reserve. M. B. Calhoun, Sloan; Harry A. Cloud, Red Oak; Gus D. Carroll, Victor; Chester S. Cornelius, Cedar Rapids; Leslie F. Ducommun, Cleghorn; Donald M. Freeland, Des Moines; George D. Gee, Shenandoah; Adolph Hallgren, Garden Grove; Claude R. Hoff, Wall Lake; John D. Kemler. Cedar Rapids; Everett L. Kiltz, Magnolia. Raymond E. Lear. Jewell; Arthur J. Naughton, Pocahontas; Francis tlnrn tn rjjff« 2, Column J I Sn Constructive Vein (C. J. Johnston in Ofruniwo Courier) With the work relief peak reached in May, the number of Wapello county families on those projects, as well as direct relief, is showing a gradual decrease. In the last six weeks 150 persons have left work relief rolls, with ten to thirty now eliminating themselves from the work payrolls each week. Most of them are finding other employment. This gives a better flavor to the entire relief situation as it exists locally. Similar conditions are being encountered elsewhere over the state. Direct relief cases have been cut, too, because their beneficiaries have found employment. Work-relief rolls have carried more than 1,200 names for some time, and are now down to a little more than 1,000. Events at Washington are not conducive to forward-looking hopes or measures of a constructive nature, but in spite of that there are a number of items to be qienned from over the nation which help to offset the oppressiveness of the capital atmosphere. Take the steel industry, for instance. It is basic, and the Iron Age reports anything but gloom in the outlook there. The furniture industry is another case in point of one branch of manufacturing activity that is coming back strong. Of course, the situation as regards automobile building and selling is well known. Not including relief payments, income of the American people in the first five months of this year was one and one-quarter billions greater than for the same period in 1934, the figures for May being the best for that month since 1930. Incidentally, it is pointed out that the increase in income was greater than the rise in the cost of living. There are bright spots if we look for them. This may be taken in any situation, local or national IL DUCE ORDERS 10 BUILT AT ONCE War With Ethiopia Seen Certain as Emperor Rejects Claims. By ANDRE BERDING ROME, July 13. OP)--With war between Italy and Ethiopia increasingly regarded as inevitable, Premier Bcnito Mussolini today ordered the mobilization of another regular army division and the creation of an additional uivision of blackshirt militia. II Duce ordered the immediate construction of ten new submarines. An official communique which announced the new preparations for possible hostilities in East Africa said "the accelerated rhytlim of military preparation by Ethiopia forces us to proceed with additional measures of military character." Five Army Divisions. Today's orders brings the number of regular army divisions destined for East Africa to five. Five blackshirt divisions also have been created. This means Italy will have at least 250,000 men for service against Ethiopia, should war begin. The communique said II Duce had called out specialists and technical experts of the classes of 1909, 1910 and 1912, 'and summoned new quotas of pilots and specialists for the airforce. Earlier the opinion was expressed that war was certain following Emperor Haile Selassie's statement that Ethiopia would not accept an Italian zone of influence or construction of a railroad through Ethiopia. Wants Much More. Authoritative sources pointed out that Italy wants much more than these two concessions--namely, a total protectorate--but that if the Ethiopian emperor refuses small concessions, he would also reject the larger one. Emperor Haile Selassie's statement, made Saturday to the. New York Times, aroused recollections of his protest to the league of nations over the Anglo-Italian treaty of 1925, granting Italy a zone of influence in Ethiopia and the right to construct a railroad from Somali- land to Addis Ababa. HarJem Plans Ballj-. NEW YORK, July 15. (£»)--To- day's increasing prospects of armed conflict between Italy and Ethiopia iound Harlem girding for participa- ;ion in a defense of "Africa for the Africans." The Pan African Reconstruction association with headquarters in New York's colony of 400,000 Ne:roes announced plans for a "gigantic" rally in which residents will be *;iven a chance to pledge their lives in the service of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. No date has been set. Called Death Buyer In Chicago police station where she is alleged to have confessed hiring a Chinese to kill Krvin Lang, her son-in-law, for §500, Mrs. Blanche Dunkle is pictured above. The confession stated Mrs. Ounkel bargained with a vvhife woman who was living with a Chinese to have Lang "removed." Lang's legless and otherwise mulilihited body was found on ;i prairie near Hani- niond, Ind. One police theory was that Mrs. Dunkcl blamed Lung for her daughter's recent death. Throws Blind Girl From Window to Her Death as Mercy Act BOSTON, July 15. JF--Forest R. Wells, 30 year old blind accordion- st, was accused today by police of laving thrown his partly blind partner. Hazel Martin, 25, to death 'rom a third floor window of a Boa- ion hotel (The Clarendon). Police Inspector Harry Pierce said Wells, "ormerly of Detroit, admitted throw- ng the girl from the window as "an act of mercy." BELIEVE WRONG COUPLE IS HELD Chinese Laundryman, White Woman Seized in Lang Murder Case. ROCKFORD, 111., July 15. UP)-A Chinese laundryman and his white woman companion were being held here today as suspects in the butcher slaying of Ervin Lang, young Chicago grocery clerk, but police said they believed it to be a case of mistaken identity. The two were taken into custody last night after they had driven through the business district of ON THEIR WAY HERE. A couple reported to resemble the fugitives had asked directions to Mason City at a Madison, Wis., filling station Saturday. Local police were notified. Rockford. Recalling that Chicago police were seeking. Mrs. Evelyn Smith, former burlesque dancer, and Harry Jung, Chinese, believed to be her husband, in the slaying of Lang, detectives brought the pair to the police station. The suspects indignantly denied they were Jung and Mrs. Smith, and gave Madison, Wis., address. At Madison it was found that persons of the names given by the suspects and answering to their descriptions resided at. the addresses given. Fur- Spaceless Universe Built of Energy Is New Theory PHILADELPHIA, July 15. (.P)-- huge electric fan--with energy as A new theory that visions a space- blades--constantly speeding up and ess universe built of energy alone slowing down. ivas projected from the field of Energy at maximum is like the -nedicine into the world of physics fan blades at high speed, Dr. Asnis oday to challenge Prof. Albert Ein- says. Neither can be detected bv tein's latest conception of matter the eye. Energy slows down just .a "two sheets of space bridged by like tiie fan, however, and evcntu- .n atom." ally becomes visible as matter. Energy and matter are forms of Although contradicting the Ein- he same thing and space is dis- ste'n belief that space and matter arded in this new concept, advanc- are similar, Dr. Asnis agrees with d by a noted pathologist, Dr. Eu- the famous German's statement ene J. Asnis. that science must RO beyond math- , Abandoning mathematics, the ematics to find the answer to the | hcorv likens the universe to a riddle of life. | SAYS GOLD SUIT BAR WOULD NOT HIT U. S. CREDIT Court Decision Threat to Public Construction of Houses. WASHINGTON, July 15. H 1 )-The legislation which President Roosevelt wants to protect the government from damage suits grow- ng out of nullification of the gold payment clause in its contracts was defended today by Secretary Mor- jenthau. He said in a letter to Chairman Fletcher of the senate banking :ommittee that the administration's iroposal to close the coiu-ts against such suits should have no noticeable effect on the government's credit or prices of securities. Home committee members had expressed fear .he step might tend to impair pubic faith in government bonds. Legal Threat Arises. A formidable legal threat arose, meanwhile, to another new deal pol- cy--public construction of low cost housing. Secretary Ickes acknowledged :hat a decision by the circuit court of appeals at Cincinnati, barring federal condemnation of land for such purposes, would restrict the bousing program which PWA has under way in many cities. He said, however, it would be :ontinued "within the limits set by the decision." Lobbying for and against the utility holding company bill continued to engage the attention of congressional investigators. Asked to Testity. Nine house members asked to testify before the house rules committee regarding the charge of Rep- recentative Brewster (R., Maine) that Thomas Corcoran, RFC attorney, told Brewster that the Passa- maquoddy tide-harnessing project in main would be stopped if he did not vote for abolition of some holding companies in line with the president's wishes. A bill by senator Wagner (D., N. Y.) to permit only iracticing attorneys to appear before the executive departments in connection with cliams, taxes and the 'ike, was rejected tentatively by he senate judiciary committee on the ground it would bar many experts from carrying out legitimate tasks. Administration amendments to jroaden the powers of the A A A and bolster it against court attacks were up for debate again in the ~enate. Discuss Liquor Bill. The house worked on miacel- aneous legislation while its ways and means committee, turning- temporarily from the Roosevelt tax jrogram, discussed a new liquor ontrol bill. William Phillips, acting secretary )f state, said at a press conference hat the new soviet-American trade agreement would cause no relaxa- .ion of American efforts to settle ipprorfrnately $700,000,000 of debts contracted in this country by the imperial and Kerensky governments. Retired Minister Dies. SIOUX CITY, July 15. I/PI--The Rev. Charles D. Gearhart, 71, retired Congregationalist minister, died here after a lingering- illness. He had held pastorships in Denver, Pierce, Nebr., and Belle Fourche, S. Dak. First Aid Booklet When accident befalls the home or camp, a reliable first aid booklet is invaluable. To ease the inevitable summer tolls of bumps, burns and bruises, the Globe-Gazette offers a timely service booklet, First Aid. It covers accidents in the home, in the camp, on tour, hikes and week-end outings. Send coupon below to our Washington Information bureau, enclosing six cents to cover cost, handling and postage. Use this coupon-: The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I enclose six cents In coin (carefully wrapi^d) for the "First Aid" booklet. Name Street City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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