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North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home «··.-.-- M E M * A R f ' r. o F 10 w A ! "i I k] c o. H O M E E D I T I O N "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1934 SECTION ONE NO. 114 Will Rogers HeardAgain Oklahoman of Well Known Name,Not Retiring. BROWN SAYS HE OBSERVED LAW By HERBERT MrUMMER WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, (IPl Oklahoma's sole congressman at large, Will Rogers, a country schoolmaster with a well known name, took his seat in the present congress last March determined to make himself felt from the start. Defying t h e traditional rule that first term- ers are to be seen rather than h e a r d , Rogers started off with a hang. He began a crusade against the rule of se- World Leaders Pay Tributes to Belgian King WILL ROGERS niority by attempting to persuade the huge crop of democratic congressmen who came in on the, Roosevelt landslide to assert their rights. "As new men in the bouse," he urged his "rookie" colleagues, "although we might not know as much about practical politics here as the older members, we certainly might be just as intelligent." He didn't get very far, however He was not long in discovering that seniority is a congressman's most prized possession, dearer' to him than any of his rights. An Unusual 'Whereas' The 36 year old Oklahoman gradually slipped back into the obscurity which envelops most first termers in the house, his hopes for a larger voice in the affairs of that body about gone. Then in the present session he introduced a bill known S3 HR6485. In many respects HR6-185, so far as proposed legislation is concerned, should be placed in a class by Itself. Read the first "Whereas" and judge for yourself: "Whereas .passage of . this bill could not possibly do harm'," would uJ'iidstStjiS k gbysrj«neiit--notbing-, -and wouldicVfeeHtrtjttsr^tlj^eat measure toward" bringing immediate relief from effects causat'ed by past-chaotic economic conditions, and would work restitution of billions of legitimate values which now appear to be lost to those who worked a lifetime in their acquisition.' There's nothing- dull or technical there. It's a Silver Move. Rogers' HR04S5 calls for free and unlimited coinage of silver at its .market value. It creates a new, ancillary, silver currency, the unit of which is the "quanto," containing one ounce oi silver, divided into 100 "quantimes." The "quanto" is made eligible at the commodity market value-of the silver it contdlns as a reserve for dollar curency. No one would be compelled to use this money, but should there be un agreement among parties to use the "quanto" as legal tender for foreign and domestic transactions, it would become a member of the currency family. The proposal Is not likely to gel very far. It has, however, attracted a lot of attention to the former Oklahoma school teacher. SEE GREAT LOSS TOALLEUROPEIN ALBERT'S DEATH President R o o s e v e l t Is "Shocked Beyond Expression."- By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tributes were paid Monday to Albert, king of the Belgians, by rulers, statesmen, diplomats, political leaders and other friends who had known and loved him for years Public men of many lands regarded Albert as one of the world's foremost figures. Virtually, all referred to the loss to Europe which his death causes. President Roosevelt was "shocked beyond expression" at the "logs of a ruler so universally beloved and whose energy and wisdom were so devoted to the ideals of peace und justice." Outstanding Figure. Former President Hoover praised the king as "one of the outstanding figures of the war by virtue not only of his military courage but also for his great moral courage." David Lloyd George, wartime FALLS TO DEATH \ KING AIJBERT OF BELGIUM Name Successor to Murdered Teacher HARLAN, Feb. 19 (.!')--Miss Esther Scott, 22, Avoca, has been selected teacher of Monroe township school No. 2 to fill the term of Misa Margaret Graves who was murdered in the schoolroom by her suitor, Herman Seick, who later committed suicide. prime minister of England, said he was a "wise monarch and a fine man." King Albert's bravery during the World war caused the Archbishop of Canterbury to remark that "despite pressing, danger" he refused to "betray the honor of his country." - -- - - . tosi'to'Earope. -.:-- .The bishop of Landon vlewa his death as a "terrible loss to Europe." Military and naval leaders, among them Earl Jellico, commander of the British grand fleet during the war, spoke of his "splendid leadership" and the aid given the allies throughout the struggle. Those who were his enemies during the war joined in the tributes to King Albert, the ruler, and King Al bert, the man. President Paul von Hindcnburg of Germany expressed deep sympathy for Queen Elizabeth and the Belgian nation, and other German officers in the World war were equally shocked. They had always admired his courage and leadership, they said. Honrtfelt Condolences. Pope Pius, in a telegram to the queen expressing his deep grief, sav "We present you our most heartfel condolences and implore from th very good God the peace of the jus for the soul of so loved and worthy a sovereign and ask the grace celestial comfort for your majestj the royal family and the entire na lion so grievously tried." Brand Whitlock, American am bassador to Belgium during the war described the king's death as grievous calamity." saying he wa, a great friend of the United State .nd its institutions. Hugh S. Gibson, United State ambassador to Brazil, for man 'ears envoy to Belgium, said Kin Vlbert's greatness, modesty an ustice won him universal respect, lope .That Death Will Not Disturb Peace of Europe talesmen Worry Over How Leopold Will Handle . Big Problems. We"2 FORECAST ', IOWA: Increasing cloudincr.g \ Monday night and Tuesday, \ Slowly rising temperatures. MINNESOTA: I n c r e a s i n g cloudiness and not so cold Mon- I day night; Tuesday unsettled, I light snow In northeast, warm- I er in south nnd extreme east portions. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures Ifor 24 hour period ending at 8 jo'clock Monday morning: I Maximum Sunday 20 \ Minimum in Night Zero At 8 a. m. 2 Weather figures for 24 hour per .od ending at 8 o'clock Sunda; morning: Maximum 41 Minimum in Night i) At 8 a. m. 10 Snow Trace The mercury dropped to zerc Sunday night for the first time thl month. As the world mourned King Alert, hope was expressed in the apitals of the great powers, that is death will not disturb the peace f Europe, How the youn/j Crown Prince Leopold will handle Belgian internal difficulties including the oil racial problems and how he wil act toward Europe's political troubles of the hour, one of the clu'ef of which is Hitlerism, wor ried the states men of mnnj countries today. France love King Albert a dearly as he own World wa heroes for hi stand against the Germans, and in official circles hope was ex- III ASKS BIG PAPERS TOffiDUCEHQS President Dissatisfied Wit Child Labor Provisions in Code. WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. (.T)-In .approving the newspaper publishers code President Roosevelt made a request that papers with more than 75,000 circulation in cities of 750,000 or more place their news staffs immediately on a five day 40 hour week basis. The president's executive order required that a study be made within GO days to determine permanent policy on the employment of children as delivery boys and paper salesmen, and a further study to establish hour provisions for the editorial staffs of all newspapers. In accepting the code, the president said he was "dissatisfied with its child labor provisions, which provide that boys under IB may sell papers out of school hours between 7 a. m. and 7 p.-m. In winter time and 7 a. m. and 8 p. m. in summer. Johnson to Report. The report on both questions will he made by Administrator Hugh S. Johnson rather than independently by the American Newspaper Pub- (Tiim to rage 2, Column 5) pressed that his son and successor, Leopold III, will be as good a friend and ally. Members of the Doumcrgue government were particularly shocked by the death of the ruler of the Belgians because of the efforts France has been making to stem -the tide of Hitlerism in Europe. Racial difficulties among the Belgian people, chief of which is the Flemish problem, worry France, Officials consider Belgian unity is now at stake, and trust that Leopold will be as successful as his father in keeping the Internal peace. Call for Revolution. BRUSSELS, Feb. 19. (.W-- A communist declaration calling on workers to refuse to recognize th« future King Leopold III and inviting them o rise up against the government eft other political factions, even op position groups, cold today. The leaders of these politica groups considered the manifesto an 11 timed and improper move, coming as it did when all factions are unit cd in. the common grief for the na tion's^ most popular monarch in hei history. Newton Man Killed and Three Injured as Car Hits Ditch NEWTON, Feb. 10. /P-- Clar once Rarldon of Newton was kille and his wife and two children critl cally injured when their car crashc into a ditch one mile east of Bax ter early today. Mrs. Raridon an the two children were brought to hospital here. Mra. Rarldon's fac was badly cut and the children 1 skulls were virtually crushed. 'Hero King' of Belgians Is Mourned Son of Albert to Be Leopold III, 4th Royal Ruler. By ALBERT W. WILSON. BRUSSELS, Feb. 19. (At--Belgium mourned today her hero-king and prepared for the coronation of his sorrowing son. , l Albert I, king of the Belgians and commander?in-chief of their army when, ragged, ill fed and suffering, it stood off the forces of Kaiser Wilhelm during the World war, was killed late Saturday in a fall while mountain climbing'. It was his favorite sport and he was on expert; but a bit of frost bitten rope broke in his hand and he plunged 3G feet to death, Found 10 Hours Later. They found him where he had fallen, 10 hours later. Death must have been instantaneous. At all events the 58 year old king did not suf- er. His skull was fractured. With all the pomp of royal ccre- nony the state funeral of Albert I vlll be held Thursday. Within 24 lours of the obsequies, Crown "rince Leopold will become, at the ige of 32, the fourth king of the Belgians--Leopold III. Prince Leopold and the princess vere vacationing at Adelboden, iwitzerland, when word ot the king's death reached them. The prince, tired by a day of skiing, vis Boiiiut! asleep1 when j therei'.cnme a^ pounding : at A vthe... doory^ vu rgcntly- summonlng him to the. telephone.,' ' . Arrive nt Brussels. It was thus, in Switzerland, that tho young prince learned he must prepare to be king. He went at once to the quarters of his consort and broke to her the news. They started for Brussels immediately, arriving here early today. The crown prince and princess, the former Princess Astricl of Sweden, 28 years old, hurried to the royal castle at suburban Laeken. Like Queen Klizabet'n, prostrated by grief, the prince and princess remained hidden today In the castle behind the guarded, grilled fence, while a throng milled soberly about outside. Will Ilomove Body. The first important ceremony during the period of mourning, which will continue until after the funeral, will be removal of the body to the royal palace in Brussels to- iht. The body will he borne on a aisson between solid walls of war eterans along the route through he city--war veterans who remem- er the great figure of a man six ect two inches tall who risked his fe almost daily to be close to his oldiers during the trying days of he World war. The body will He in state at the alace until Thursday when it will e taken to the Saint Gudele ca- hedral. Interment will be In the oyal crypt at Laeken. Queen Is in Privacy. How the widowed, 58 year old Queen Elizabeth was holding up under the sudden sorrow could not be learned today. Since the first outburst of passionate distress in the death cham- HOUSE DEBATES NEW METHOD OF NAMING JUDGES Bill Would Provide for Nonparty Elections in Iowa. WIN FOR U. S. IN AIRMAIL FIGHT Slugged by Assailants. SIOUX CITY, Feb. ID. IS 5 )--Th condition of John Freeman, 19, Tekamah, Nebr., who was slugge by unknown assailants here was ri ported improved. (Turn to Tngt 1, Column 3) 2HDWYNEKOOP. TRIAL STARTED First Session Ends Without Jury Chosen; Crowd Is Small, Orderly. CRIMINAL COURTS BUILDING, Chicago, Feb. 38. (.T)--The first day of the second trial of Dr Alice Lindsay Wynekoop, 63 year old physician on charges of having m u r d e r e d her daughter-in-law Rheta, in the basement surgery of her home, ended today without a jury accepted. The session lasted three hours .fudge Harry B. Miller announced t recess until tomorrow morning a 10 o'clock. Dr. Wynekoop pleaded not guilty Th.e trial was strangely differen from her first trial in the court of Judge Joseph B. David a little ove a month ago. Instead of a pushing, fighting shouting mob of fans battling lo, admission, there was an orderl; group of spectators, witnesses an* jurors which did not even fill th limited capacity of tho room. DBS MOINES, Feb. 10. (/T)--The house this afternoon took up the Rice-Garner-Alesch bill providing for the nonpartisan nomination and election of judges. Speaking for the bill Representative Rice of Keokuk said he considered it one of the most Important before the legislature. Declaring its effect would be far reaching, he told the members that New York was the only state which elected judiciary like Iowa, and said he considered the present system one of the worst, while the nonpartisan nomination would he a progressive step. "Do you think that the judiciary are not functioning?" asked Representative 'Avery of Clay. "I believe it would improve the present system," replied Rice. Sees No Handicap. Representative Dornn of Boone said he failed to see any handicap in the present convention system, and had heard na complaints against the supreme court. A barrage against the bill was laid , down by Representative' Joha- son/.rpf/iLJnn'who. aaid "This bill where." '. - ' . ; . · ·; He'moved to strike out the entire bill. "The best that can be said for the bill is the worst thing that it can do for Iowa" he said. "It opens up the way for every fellow with no qualifications to get into the judicial race. Whern the rights of property and life are involved we don't want anyone picked out of a grab bag." Wrangle Over Absentees. The members got Into a wrangle over excusing members absent when a call of the house wns filed this morning. A roll call showed 11 members not present. Representative Bonatet- ter of Kossiith moved to excuse the absentees temporarily, but was voted down. Opposition to any excuse except in the case of illness or death was registered by Representative Johnson of Linn, who declared that it was as essential the absentees take part in the debate as In the voting. Action Is Deferred. On motion of Mitchell of Webster action on the bill was deferred and ihe call lifted. It was to be taken up this afternoon after a oint Beasion of the house and sen- ite to hear an address by Edwarfl i. Hayes, national commander of he American Legion. The bill sponsored by Rice, Garler and Alcsch provides for both a nonpartisan nomination and election of the judiciary. Ballots would he separate from the regular ballot and of a different color. Candidates would be required to file their declaration with the secretary of state not earlier thnn 60 days nor (Turn to Tnne 1, Column A) Tho federal government lias won the first legal step lit defense of its cancellation of airmail contracts held by private companies with tho ruling of Federal Judge John C. Knox of New York City, dismissing tho action of tho Transcontinental nnd Western Air, Inc., for an Injunction restraining tho execution of the order Jor cancelling the contracts. Judge Knox ruled his court was without Jurisdiction In the case because tho fedora! government cannot bo sued without its permission National Legion Chief Addresses Legislature Saijs World War Vets* SAYS HE HELPED KIDNAP FACTOR Gangster Points Out Touhy and Two Henchmen as Guilty of Crime. CHICAGO, Feb. 19. (/P)--Isaac Costner told a jury today that hi helped kidnap John Factor for,S70, 000 ransom--nnd pointed out Roger Touhy and two other gangsters on trial as members of the kidnap band. Costner, a little man who cam to Chicago from Tennessee to be a gangster, testified in a .soft draw that he and a dozen other Touh follower* kidnaped Factor last Jul 1 and held him for 12 days. Talking with apparent frankness Costner declared Touhy planned an directed the abduction and that th other defendants, Albert Kator an Gustav Shaefer, took leading role In the crime. His own part, Costner said, con sis ted of carrying a sho^un at th time of the kidnaping and of guard ing Factor thereafter. to Carry on Work of G. A. R. DES MOINES, Feb. 19. UP)-Speaking before a joint convention of the senate and house, Edward A. Hayes, national commander of the American Legion, today told the Iowa legislators that "it's not so much the Insurrection of the ignorant we must fear in this country hut the laziness of the intelligent." He made reference to the bouse s enerable Civil war veteran and crgeant at arms, Olcy Nelson, say- ig that the mantle of the G. A. R. ow is falling upon the shoulders o[ ie Legion. Uphold Law and Order. "Every post of the American gion is instructed to uphold law nd order °£ this country," he said. learned the lesson of fol- owing out our orders in the serv- ce Wo are not trying to get verything into lookstep, but we .re trying to get people to thmk. "If we retain the union of tin* .ounlry, we must get unanimity of houglit and action." Po'inting out that the American .cgion is not "a playboy organizn- ion" Hayes closed his address by asking "that before you reach any adverse decision against the American Legion be sure and know your "nets." W. G. llenko Speaks. W G. Henke of Charles City, Americanization chairman of the Iowa department of the American Legion, said today that the recent United Slates supreme court decl- «ion upholding the Minnesota mort- moratorium law was inspired before the Iowa department Legion conference here Henke said the decision upholding law suspended property rights FINAL AIRMAIL FLIGHT FOR TWA Eddie Rickenbacker Crosses U. S. in 13 Hours and 5 Minutes. age and tho principle of contracts. He added that the court acted In fear of a social uprising or revolution. The attendance at the state conference was estimated at more than 1 500 Legionnaires. MncNliler on Program. Today's program Included an nil day meeting with talks by approximately 25 men and women on the schedule. The session will be climaxed by a banquet tonight at which Edward A Hayes, national commander Hanford MacNider, past national commander, Hklgar Boschult, Sous Chemin de Fer, 40 and 8, James F. Barton, general manager ot the American Legion monthly, and Governor Herring will speak. Leo J. Duster, Cedar Rapids. Iowa department commander, will be toostmoster. The conference opened yesterday with a school of Instruction at which a half dozen men spoke. NEWARK, N. J., Feb. 19. (.T)-Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker landed a't 1:01 p. nt. today to complete the lust commercial airmail flight for the Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc. The flight, a gesture to show efficiency in the handling of airmail by commercial plane;;, started at Los Angeles at 11:51; p. m. yesterday. TWA officials claimed it s=t a record for commercial flights. The plane, a Douglas A i r l i n e r ' and t!ie newest type of commercial ship, carried .six passengers. The elapsed time of the flight was 13 hours and n minutes. TIic TWA officials said the fastest previous commercial transcontinental flight was made in 18 hours and 30 minutes, elapsed time. The record for the flight, made in a speed plane, is 10 hours nnd 19 minutes, set in 1932 by Jamea Halxlip. "That's what commercial airlines could do with the airmail," Rickenbacker said as he stepped from the plane. First Flight Canceled. NEWARK, N. J.. Feb. 10. (.Pi- Lieut. George Shulgen, section commander of the army airmail division at Newark airport, today canceled the first flight of an army mnil plane, because of bad flying conditions, half an hour before it wnf due to begin. Lieut. Joseph J- Kelly, scheduled to leave for Richmond, Va., with a load of mail at 3:45 o'clock wnf ordered to stay aground until fur ther notice. Waiting for Word to fio. CHICAGO, Feb. IB. (.«--Arm APPEARSBEFORE GROUP PROBING P.O.CONTRACTS Denies Any Evidence of Collusion Was Ever Suggested. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. OT)-Walter F. Brown, postmaster general in the Hoover administration, told senate investigators todafcr that in awarding domestic airmail contracts "every requirement of law was observed and no evidence whatever of collusion between the bidders thereon or the holders of any other airmail contract appeared or was ever suggested by anyone." Appearing before the senate airmail investigating committee after charges that collusion and conspiracy had entered into the awards. Brown testified that only three out of 34 domestic contracts were lei: during his term of office. Denies Any Wrongdoing:. Just prior to his voluntary appearance, the former postmaster general issued a statement denying any wrongdoing in awarding contracts and naying it was "Inconceivable" that President Roosevelt with nil the facts before him would 'sanction such a colossal Injustice" as the cancellation of all contracts. Developments of the committee hearings have Included the sending of one aviation company official to jail for contempt of the senate. William P. McCracken the assistant secretary of commerce for aeronautics in the Hoover administration, also faces a 10 day jail sentence for contempt, but he plans to fight It In the coiuta Nothing Clandestine ·, Brown iraidjuijflptjicr statement read to the committee there wfcs nothing- 'clandestine" about the two meetings of mall ·' opera tors " and postofflce officials here May 1!) and June 4, 1930, at which Black has charged the airmail map was "divided up" and contracts let without competitive bidding. "No suggestion of dividing' alr- ] nmil operations among ttie companies represented at these meetings was ever made or contemplated," Brown said, "and no agreement or undcrntading with reaped, to bidding on airmail contracts or refraining to bid on airmail contracts by any of the operators pres- c-nt was made at either of those meetings or at nny other time." In ruhlln Interest, AH of the consolidations authorized by him, he said, were In the public interest and all resulted in improved service. Brown said during his term nu contract was awarded to the Pennsylvania railroad Cor carrying the mail. He said he owned 225 share.': of Pennsylvania stock. Chairman Black began his i«- nuiry with the appointment of Brown in 3321 by former President; Hording as chairman of a committee to Invesligntc tho desirability of changing und consolidating the (Turn l» Vane n Italian Train Wreck PIOMBINO, Italy, Feb. 1'J. /!')-special train, londed with stglil- eers returning ii^m a fiesta hero, an into another train yesterday, dlling 16 persons ami injuring J J , e!ated official dispatches revealed .oday. The trains met headon near' .he village of Populonia. Everyone's Song Book A MERICA produces new songs faster than any other nation in the w o r l d -- h u t our people never stop singing the old favorites. "Everybody's Song Cook," now available to Globe-Gazotte readers through our Washington Information bureau, presents more than 200 of the nation's most popular folk songs, words and music. It will be mailed to any address for 20 cents In coin to cover cost, postage and handling. "Use coupon. planes, which will carry the Unite States airmail from Chicago, wcr announced as "set and waiting fo the word to go." Encouraged by successful prac ticc flights in unfavorable weatht Sunday, Lieut. Col. Horace V HIckam, commanding the centra zone of the airmail organization, commented: "The mall will go through as scheduled." With clear and cold weather forecast, the first plane was scheduled to leave here for Cheyenne, VVyo., at 7 p. m. today. Mason City (ilnhe-Gnxctto Information Bureau, Frederic ,). I l i i H l c i n , Director, Washington, I). 11. I inclose 20 cent. 1 ) In coin (care- f u l l y wrapped) for "Everybody's Song Book." Name ...... ..... ............... Street ..... ............ ,,.._.. City .............................. State ........................ to V.'r.flhlngton, IX C.)

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