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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, July 18, 1935
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JULY 18 |H 1935 THREE SLOT MACHINE CHARGES MADE Seymour City Council Calls on Mayor and Marshal to Resign. SEYMOUR, July 18. OT--Roy Griffin, city councilman, said yesterday that the city council at a meeting Tuesday night asked the mayor and marshal of Seymour to resign because of alleged dealings with slot machine operators. The mayor is L. B. Fager. The marshal is Claude Cooley. Griffin said the request, written into the council's records last night, was based on Fager's purported admission a month ago that he and the marshal had dealt with slot machine operators. Griffin said the council had received reports of further activities by an alleged slot machine ring and that the Wayne county attorney's office was investigating. County Attorney Kenneth Mumma at Corydon said he had received similar reports, but he had no statement to make. Accepted Some Money. Mayor Fager said late yesterday he had accepted some money, "but I didn't know but what it was all right." The mayor said, "one deal was pulled off, but the money was returned in a few days. "I thought the money was to go to the poor fund, but as soon as 1 found out it was illegal I returned the money and told them I would not take any more. Mayor "Awful Sorry." "1 am awful sorry that I did this. That is all I have to say." Both the mayor and Cooley denied knowledge of more than one - dealing. Cooley said that a collection of "something like §3.80" had been made and the money returned within a few days. He said he didn't remember how long ago the collection was made nor from whom the money had been collected. "I believe it was at cafe." In Day's News B O U K N E MOUTH, England, July 18. (ffl-r-TIie world of letters mourned today the passing of George William Russell--AE --Irish journalist, poet and painter. He was 68 years old. The funeral will he Saturday in Dublin. AUSTRALIA OUT OF DEPRESSION (Continued Front I'oge 1) cent of them agreed to a cut from 6 to 4.5 per cent. "Interest on private debts was similarly reduced." But how was this done? It wouldn't be constitutional in America. "Our constitution," answered the 'y'ffi.ustralian visitor, "is more flexible. A majority, in a majority'of our states, can amend it. It's only 30 years old anyway; perhaps it's better adapted to modern conditions. "Besides, we created a loan council, made up of representatives of our various states and of our federal government--a council which considers and indorses or vetoes request to float loans, or allocates their proportions. "This board has cut our average interest rate on loans, in London, from 6 per cent to 3.25 per cent. "Finally, we have created arbitration courts--which have cut wages." Living Costs Down. "And the wage cut?" reflected the Australian. "Between that, and interest reductions, living costs have come down, so that the reduced wage has as much purchasing power as the inflated one. "Unemployment has been cut in two. "Our bonds have more than doubled in value. "Where the balance of trade was 40 millions of pounds against us in overseas markets, it now is 35 millions in our favor." I don't particularly recommend Visitor O'Connor's formula. I simply tell his stoiy. 'BIG TIME' GANG BOSS SHOT DOWN (Cnnllniied (Tom I'liKc 1) Convicted there for assault with intent to murder, he received a suspended sentence and an order to "get out." Wife's Sister Found. In Alterie's hotel apartment police said they found Mrs. Mary Wittusen, 27, of Denver, Colo., who, they said, identified herself as a sister of Alterie's wife, although insisting she never knew Alterie by his real name. Mrs. Wittusen, caring for her seven months old baby, could tell the police little about the slaying, investigators said. Just after Alterie and his wife left the rooms, Mrs. Wittusen said, a telephone call came for him. When she opened the window to call to him she saw Alterie sprawled on the street. SUPREME COURT TORULEONTVA Experiment in Cheap Power Upheld by New Orleans Federal Court. NEW ORLEANS, July 18. (.-Pi- President Roosevelt's vast social experiment--the sale of cheap electric power by the Tennessee valley authority--was held constitutional by the circuit court of appeals here but is still to be tested in the United States supreme court. Joseph F. Johnston, one of the at- t o r n e y s representing: preferred stockholders of the Alabama Power company, who contested the validity of the TVA, said at Birmingham. Ala., an appeal would be taken promptly and probably heard by the supreme court in the fall. Finding Is Reversed. The opinion rendered yesterday, affecting electric utility holders, consumers and prospective consumers, reversed a finding by Judge W. I. Grubb of the northern district court of Alabama, who ruled congress did not have the right to authorize sale of the power. The attack on the act was launched by the preferred stockholders of the Alabama Power company who sought to prevent the company from selling to the TVA for 51,150,000 its transmission lines running from Wilson dam at Muscle Shoals into seven Alabama counties. Enjoins municipalities. Judge Grubb in his ruling enjoined 17 Alabama municipalities from using federal funds to acquire electric power plants, contending that "TVA was engaged in illegal competition with the Alabama Power company." The circuit court here, conceding that the project was launched primarily as a power supply for manu- 'acture of munitions in war time, asserted it was within the "province of congress to adopt any reasonable means" to dispose of surplus power not needed in peace time. 1,7 18 Men Enlisted for Iowa With CCC Expansion Program WASHINGTON, July IS. The civilian conservation corps expansion piogram resulted in the enrollment of 1,718 new men for Iowa, conservation corps officials announced today. For the corps as a whole the enrollment of new men since the expansion porgram was inaugurated June 15 was announced as 85,354. Total enrollment as of July 13 was 404,000. At Des Moines, Major B. A. Franklin noted a shortage in CCC enrollments which he said lias made it impossible to establish a contemplated camp at Bloomfield. A camp at Albia is being started with only 34 men instead of the usual 200, he reported. Payrolls of Milwaukee Railroad at Ottumwa Largest Since 1928 OTTUMWA, July IS. (.T)--Milwaukee irllroad payrolls for June on the local Kansas City division were said by officers at the division office here to" " to " · the largest since 1929. The Ottumwa shops payroll for the same month reached about 520,000, the highest figure since 1928, it was announced. Milwaukee officials also announcer the restablishmont of the office of (.".vision engineer in Ottumwa. R. A. Whiteford, formerly assistant engineer at "avaima, 111, has moved here and will head a force of six men. The office was discontinued four years ago on the loc^I division The increase in work at the loca shops is primarily for the purpose of reclassifying old engines in order to have them ready for an anticipi- ted increase in business this fall, it was expla: ed. Summer Kifahen Destroyed. EMMONS, Minn., July IS.--A summer kitchen at the H. M. Henderson farm home was destroyed by fire Tuesday. The Emmons fire department saved other buildings. How Much Money You Can Save on Finest During Our July Clearance Sale! 20% to 4®% Off On Our Entire Stock Tyler - Ryan Furniture Co. 29 Second Street S. E. PHONE 3910 DAY AND NIGHT lowans Busy With Delayed Corn Crop, Harvesting Small Grains. DES MOINES. July IS WP--Government Meteorologist Charles D. Reed reported today Iowa farmers are working day and night to cultivate a belated corn crop and harvest small grains. Reed said tractors are equipped with headlights and corn is being clutivated day and night. There are reports, he said, of tractors droning in the fields without stopping for as long as 72 consecutive hours except for refueling. The recent break in the wet season, bringing hot, dry weather, brought strenuous demands fcpon the farmer's time. He was compelled to cultivate corn, "make" hay and commence his small grain harvest all at the same time. Many Horses Perish. Reed reported that many horses perished in the humid heat of the last two weeks. Corn, delayed by weeks of wet weather, "made good to excellent progress, but is still averaging about 10 days late," said the meteorologist. He declared further: In some southern counties where the soil was water-logged, farmers abandoned fields to the weeds. In most sections however, farmers cleaned out weedy fields. "Much" corn is ,-xid by and considerable is shoulder tigh. Chinch Bugs Show Up. Chinch bugs, encouraged by the hot weather, showed up in a few southeastern counties. The rye harvest is nearly complete, the winter wheat and barley harvest is well under way, and oats have been cut as far north as Sioux county. A good small grain crop is indicated. Hay of all kinds is yielding an abundant crop. Second growth al falfa is reported two feet tall in some counties. "Pastures probably never were better at this time o year." 30,000 Malaria Dead. COLOMBO, Ceylon, July 18. I.T)-- Reports from the headmen of Ceylon disclosed today that 30,000 children have died of malaria since the beginning of the year. 'REGION AL"U IS TITLE FOR IOWA University Gets Distinction With Accomplishments in Fine Arts. IOWA CITY, July 18. (/!')--Iowa s developing a "regional" university as far as the fine arts are concerned. Widely known in this connection s Grant Wood, painter of "American Gothic", who has a book on re- fionalism in art contracted for publication soon. His prestige has added to the reputation of the department of graphic and plastic arts since he ;oined the faculty last year. Use the label "regional" for another fine art in a recent speech recalled achievement in that field under the direction of the speaker. E. C. Mabie. His topic was, "The Regional Theater." Professor Mabie's work which includes production of world premieres of Paul Green. Lynn Riggs, Virgil Geddes and others has been praistd by critics for "leadership in the little theater movement." In another field the University of Iowa also won praise of a nationally known critic when Edward J. O'Brien, short story anthologist, called Iowa City the nation's literary capital several years ago. Literary honors based then on the now extinct magazine, "The Midland " edited by John Towner Frederick and Fraiik L. Mott, have been fortified since by the national fame of Poet Paul Engle and Novelist Thames Williamson, in the opinion of local fine arts critics. Solberg Rearranges Heavy Airplane Load for Flight to Norway NEW YORK, July 18. UP)--Thor Solberg-, Norwegian-American flyer, carranged the heavy load on his plane today awaiting a favorable noment for another start on his irojected flight to Bergen, Norway. Solberg and his wireless operator, _'aul Oscanyan, took off from Floyd Bennett field late yesterday, intend- ng to make Montreal their first stop. Fifty minutes later they brought the plane, the Lief Erikson, back :o the field, explaining it was tail- leavy and unmanageable in the air. Visitors From Joliet. GARNER--Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Moran and two children of Joliet, 111., are guests of Dr. and Mrs. G. A. Bemis. Mr. Moran is athletic director in the schools at Joliet since leaving Garner where he coached in the schools here. Mrs. Moran is a twin sister of Mrs. Bemis. They came here from Cedar Rapids after a visit with Mrs. Moran's mother Mrs. Anna Lewis and her sister Mrs. H. J. Bronson and family. be continued on a status of probation u n t i l tlien. Fireworks are Absent. Fireworks anticipated at the council session on the question were absent, as council members indicated Dr. Frederick K. Bcautal, new dean of the law school, had made a "good impression" in behalf of L. S. U. Unofficial reports indicated tomorrow's election of officers might not be as routine as generally anticipated, although bar leaders insisted William L. Ransom, New York, will be the new president. NEW DEAL TOPIC FOR BAR GROUP Replaces Subject of Huey Long and Louisiana Law School. First Session Class Friday. FOREST CITY, July 18.--The first six weeks of the Waldorf college sumi.icr session closes Friday. Education, science, language, art and commercial courses have been offered during the session. Prof. Ed- LOS ANGELES, July 18. The new deal replaced Senator Huey P. Long and the law school of Louisiana state university as the potentially controversial problem before the American Bar association today. The committee named by the fifly-scvcnth annual convention last year to study the "effects of the new deal upon the rights and liberties of the American citizen" was a day overdue with its report, and there was no definite indication when it would be submitted. Angle Not Disclosed. The committecmen, who conferred in closed session, declined to disclose what angle of the new deal was responsible for the apparent disagreement and subsequent delay. The association's council of legal education, which last May placed the L. S. U. law school on a pro- bationay basis, indicated the matter might reach an amicable conclusion next May. The school will mund Shocld has served as chairman of the summer school, assisted by Dr. H. 0. Anderson, Miss Ruth Burbeck and Miss Jannethe Solyst. i -\ science, Ian- re a' - will be -vail: during the second six weeks period. Visitors From Texas. NORTHWOOD--Col. and Mrs. H. A. White and daughter, Miss Mary Elizabeth White ot San Antonio, Texas, arrived Wednesday and will spend the remainder of the week with relatives. Colonel White and his family are returning from the cast, having attended the graduating exercises at the U. S. Military academy at West Point and stopped at Dayton, Ohio, to visit their son, Lieut. Dan B. White of the U. S. army air sen-ice. "DODGE BLAZES ECONOMY TRAIL" "Sturdy, rugged Dodge helped mo bla^e a way through trackless wastelands in tho Far East." writes Roy Chapman Andrews, famous explorer. "And now Dodge blazes a new trail-the economy trail. I know my new Dodge costs less to run than a small car." Dodge owners every where are getting £a5 and oil mileage heretofore considered beyond reach. Many figure it costs less to own a Dodge than a small, competitive make. They say their gas and oil savings quickly make up the difference in price. Drive a Dodge yourself. Make the FREE economy test. See how pleasant, comfortable it is to drive with its "Airglide Ride" and "Synchromalic Control." Dodge gives you the protection of all-steel bodies and genuine hydraulic brakes, yet costs only a few dollars more than the lowest-priced cars. List price now only $645 and up at factory, Detroit. Mysterious Shooting of John Gaffney at Independence Probed INDEPENDENCE, July IS. f.Tl- State agents and railroad detectives joined local officials today in an investigation into the mysterious shooting of John Gaffney, 51, Illinois Central railroad freight cashier, who died last night of a bullet wound through tbe chest. Gaffney was found early yesterday in his office, unconscious, an old revolver with two discharged cartridges was found later under rubbish" in an office stove. Dr. B. B. Sells, who says he questioned whether Gaffney could have reached the stove to dispose of the gun after beinR wounded, said that in a brief return to consciousness Gaffney replied "I won't tell," when asked how he was shot. WHEN ALL ELSE FAJLS, IM YOUR BEST FRIEND, i AM YOUR LUCKY STRIKE. no finer There

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