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'.r;i.ON E R ·:; M E u A A n 1 T O K I 'I ,, A North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CUNTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 117 Protest at "Gag" Rule House Members Say Senate Changes Bill Anyway. SUNDAY SALE OF BEER REJECTED By HEKBERT FLUMMER A S H I N G T O N , Feb. 22. Iff)--Objection on t h e part of member" of the house to being, "gagged," as they choose to term itf- during consideration of the new revenue bill, is based to a great extent on pride. It Is all very well f o r t h e chairman of the ways and means committee to tell them that it's a good bill, but It is irritating to many of them to hear him add that If members get a chance to amend certain provisions "it won't be "as good when passed as it now is." As one of the members put It: "What's the use of throttling us ·when everybody knows this bill will go to the senate and return to us unrecognizable. In this way we admit our own inferiority." The house generally, since the beginning of the present administration, has submitted in more or less docile fashion to all of the restrictions imposed upon it by the leadership. There ha~v been rumblings of discontent, but in the end it has yielded. Special Rules Stifle. in the special session and thus far In the present one they have consented with some graciousness to being stifled by special rules. Members, many of them able and ambitious, faced with stiff election contests later on in the year, have remained in obscurity, so the administration's legislative program could be enacted. . The appropriation continuing CWA 4 was passed in 40 minutes. -no ramen^njeiitB .and, with, only ting vote. 'Here _would oil excellent opportunity for. trie members to manufacture ·political material for home consumption, i And the $258,000,000 income fax and revenue bill offered a rare opportunity. Tax measures always have -been regarded by members of congress as something in which all should have a share. It was but natural that objections should be raised when the leaders shut them off with 16 hours of debate and deprived them of the right to offer amendments. Safeguards Held Vital. Experience has taught the administration leaders, however, of the dangers of throwing such a measure to the house without safeguards. They fear that, otherwise the labor and care which the ways and means committee has lavished on the bill since last June probably might be wasted. The committee -wouldn't be able to recognize its bill after the house got through with it. The senate may, and in all probability will, return it to the house in unrecognizable shape. But the administration will still hold the whip hand. When the bill goes to conference, house conferees, backed by a powerful democratic majority, are able to force compromises and delete provisions they disapprove no matter how much it may irk tbe senate. Adler Assailant Hangs Himself in Jail Cell Grand Jury to Make Report Upon Alleged Boxcar Theft Ring ST. PAUL, Feb. 22. UP--A federal court ia to hear the report of a grand Jury hers either Friday or Monday following an investigation of a case involving 14 men arrested here and in Dubuque, for theft and disposal of merchandise valued at $90,000 from railroad freight cars. The jury'8 report, which was ready yesterday, could not be made due to absence of federal judges. Wea FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair; little change In temperature Thursday night and Friday. MINNESOTA: Generally fair and continued cold Thursday night and Friday. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 2t Minimum In Night 4 At S A. M. Thursday ^ CAUGHT, MAKES FULL ADMISSION Mayo Had Feared Death m Chair; Woman Is Released. CHICAGO, Feb. 22. U)--Twelve hours after he confessed an abortive plot to kidnap Emanuel Philip Adler of Davenport Fred Mayo of Birmingham, Ala., alias Charles Phillips, hanged himself in a Jlar- quette police station cell. Policemen found him suspended by his scarf from the cell bars when they called to take him before Jack Lacy, alias Wyman, his alleged confederate, captured this morning. Mayo was dead. The body was rushed to the county hospital In an effort to resuscitate him, but It was futile. He had taken upon himself the capital punishment he had feared the state of Illinois would inflict for the crime of kidnaping. Makes Full Confession. The man he had named last night as his accomplice in the plot to truss the Davenport newspaper ADLER FEELS FINE DAVENPORT, Feb. 22.--E. P. Adler, victim yesterday of an attempted kidnaping in Chicago, dispatched'',the following., message this -'morning to the cxecU- '.'tlves of''UieVSeveraT Lee 'news-" papers: . . , ' · ' . . · · · " . '; : "Had a good niglit'a rest and feel fine this morning. Wounds are superficial and I am ready for the next adventure. publisher and spirit him out of the Morrison hotel in a huge trunk, had been captured only a few moments before Mayo was found lifeless. Less than two hours after the suicide Sergt. Thomas Kelly announced that Lacy, told of his companion's death, made full confession ofv his share in the plot against Adler. Sergeant Kelly announced that Lacy would be charged with attempted kldnaning and assault and would be held for arraignment Monday In felony court. Meanwhile he was to be run through the routine of detective bureau showups and was fingerprinted. Blade Stubborn Denial. For hours yesterday Mayo had made stubborn denial of any intention to kidnap Mr. Adler, a. 61 year old bank president and head of the Lee syndicate of middle western newspapers. Mayo had been nabbed as he stole back to the hotel corridor where he had clubbed Adler and tried to take him captive. He had acknowledged a robbery attempt, but not until late in the night had he admitted planning to kidnap Adler and hold him for $40,000 ransom, then he said he had feared death in the electric chair because of the public furore against kidnapers. He gave information that brought the arrest of Mrs. Minnie Lacy, who was released as innocent today af- (Tnm to page 4, ertnnin 4) SAYS MELLONS WROTE TO HIM Brown Questioned by Senate Committee on Market Operations. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. /P)-Walter F. Brown, postmaster general in the Hoover administration, testified today that Andrew Mellon. R. K. Mellon and W. L. Mellon had written him in the interests of an airmail contract sought by the Pitts- bugh Aviation Industries, Inc. Andrew Mellon never took it up with him personally although he saw him frequently, Brown told the senate committee, "He wrote me a perfunctory letter," Brown continued. "Somebody stirred him up to bombard me." R. K. and W. L. Mellon were on the Pittsburgh Aviation Industries board of directors, he said. The testimony regarding the Mel- Ions followed a long series of questions and answers regarding Brown's market operations while he was in office. TRUNK FOUND IN KIDNAP PLOT · OTIIEB PICTURES ON PACK Z ' ABOVE--Thisj trunk, tilled ·with air holes, ivis Jouna In the ; Chi cago -hotel. room .jcoup led by ·''".". one .at -fhVikMin:',ftbliod-iti an attempt to kldnupI,-E. jP._'Aaier, publisher and banker ol,Iftveri- port, town. Police expressed a belief tho trunk was speclaUy outfitted in readiness for a kid- naping. (Associated P r e s s Photo.) LEFT--Fred Mayo, alias, Charles Phillips, hanged himself in n Chicago police cell, rntlier than face prosecution In tho attempted kidnaping of E. P. Adler, Davenport publisher. (Associated Press photo.) Whitney Will Submit Stock Control Bill To Offer Suggestions After Attack Upon Congress Plan. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. f/P)-- A promise that he would submit a substitute bill for federal regulation of stock exchanges was made to the house interstate commerce committee today by Richard Whitney, president of the New York stock exchange. Testifying against the major provisions of the Fletcher-Rayburn bill to.place the stock exchanges under strict federal regulation, Whitney said the bill as now written would drive stocks off the exchange. The provision." in the Flotchcr- Kayhurn bit! calling for quarterly audit reports to the federal trade commission would cost an average firm of $5,000.000 capitalization from 5500,000 to 51,000,000 a year, he contended. Will Submit Draft. After he had read from a lengthy prepared statement criticisms of the proposed legislation, Whitney was asked by Representative Pettengill CD., Ind.) for his suggestions for a bill to be drafted "in the public Interest." Whitney said he would "voluntar- ly" submit a draft of such a bill. Meanwhile, the stock market investigating committee subpoenaed George Harriss, chairman of the publicity committee of the New York stock exchange, to Inquire into what it considers a "propaganda" campaign by the exchange against regulatory legislation. Follow Up Charge. Ferdinand Pecora, senate committee counsel, announced that (Turn lo page i, column X) NORTH IOWA HAS TOUGH OF COLD Mercury Dros to 4 Above in Mason City; East Still Snowbound. Winter descended on North Iowa Thursday, with the minimum temperature in Mason City 4 degrees above zero Wednesday night and 7 above at S o'clock Thursday morning. The sun was out but the weather bureau did not promise a rapid rise In temperature. TOWNS ISOLATED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Road crewa redoubled their efforts Thursday to reach communities still isolated following the North Atlantic seaboard's worsl storm of the winter. On the eastern shore of Maryland conditions were the worst since 1000. Many schools were closed ant most of the Chesapeake bay was still ice locked. The fourth coH wave of the month was expected. Mercury Climbs Slowly. In Massachusetts many smal. towns were cut off by snowdrifts a? deep as 20 feet. Stalled snowplows and automobiles dotted the roads All rail lines were open but trains were behind schedule. Warmer cloudy weather was predicted. Conditions on the mainland o; New York state were almost nor mai. Main highways were open and the mercury was slowly climbing Long Island tvas still In the grip of huge drifts, however, with rail am automobile traffic fighting to gel through with food and fuel to com munitles cut off from New York City since Monday. 80 Feet Deep. In one community 35 families had been without food for 30 hours More snow, predicted for today would, it Is feared, place thousand of suburban dwellers in danger o hunger. Connecticut reported main high ways opened through drifts 10 to 3( feet deep. Side roads were stll closed and at Westport, community of wealth, mnrooned residents ap pealed to town authorities for foot and milk. Three crews of tiO men each were sent to their rescue. AIRMAIL FLYER KILLED AND TWO FORCED TO LAND Army Pilot Throws Sacks of Mail Free Before Plane Crashes. CLEVELAND, Feb. 22. OD--FOB, snow and a low ceiling played havoc vlth the army airmail schedule in .he midwest eqrly today, bringing death to one flyer, and sending two others into emergency landings. Lieut. D. O. Lowry. out of Chicago for Cleveland, nosed Into a woods near Deshler, Ohio, 50 miles south of Toledo, and was killed, but le threw some of his mail free before the crash. An unidentified mall pilot was reported forced down in the vicinity )f Goshcn, Ind., without serious mis- lap, and the mall wag forwarded by train. Lieut. Charles P. Hollsteln, out of Cleveland for Washington, was forced down neat Union town, Pa., in a heavy fog. His plane was damaged, but he escaped unscathed and :he mail was saved, according to re sorts sent to Cleveland airport. All three of the army flyers were moving the moil in a belt of hard flying weather which stretched across most of Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and western New York. The United States weather bureau at the Cleveland-airport roportec moderate snow, moderate fog and a flying celling: of between 600'and 1,000 feeti Visibility was only-a'half mile. · · * ' ' · · ' · ' . : ' · · ' Despite the untoward weather con ditlons, commercial airlines wera operating: regularly and there was no cessation in the army's mai schedules, Major Jack Berry, superintendent of the airport said. Killed in Plane Crnsli. DESHLER, Ohio, Feb. 22. UP)-An army flyer, Identified as Lieut D. O. Lowry, crashed down out of a snowy sky at 6 a. m., to flay, In the woods on a farm owned by Vlnal Tburston and was killed. Guarding the mail to the last the army man threw several sacks from the plane before the crash. The mai was found some distance from the woods by Ball Baumbarger. The plane left Chicago at 4 a. m. (CST) bound for Cleveland. The plane nosed into the bank of a creek in the woods and was a complete wreck. Deshler Is about 50 miles south of Toledo. Army officials from Toledo, when they heard of the crash, Immediately started for the scene of the accident in automobiles. Flyer Lost In Fog. UNIONTOWN, Pa., Feb. 22. (.W-Lost in a fog, Lieut. Frank Holstein brought his army mail plane down in the trees on Chestnut Ridge about 10 miles southeast of Uniontown today. Holstein received severe lacerations about the face but was able to walk three and a half miles to a. farm house for aid. He was not believed seriously hurt. The shfp was badly damaged. The pilot after summoning help started back up the mountain to get the mail from the ship. Holstein was piloting a plane from Cleveland to Washington. He left the former airport at 2 a. m He was due in Pittsburgh abou 3:30 a. m. but did not report there First reports-were the ship crash ed Into the trees on the mountain and turned over once before coming to rest. Fog wanketcd the entire western Alleghenies this morning and Hoi sten got off his course by more than 50 miles. The section in which the plan landed is a nigged, sparsely inhab itcd region and it was an hour be fore the flyer could reach the moun tain home to call for help. Men were immediately dispatch ed from t^e TJnlontown field. Forced to Land. CHICAGO. Feb. 22. (m--Lieut Col. Horace M. Hickam, in charg of the army air corps central dlvls ion, was notified today that a Lieu tenant Schlater, flying the mai from Cleveland to Chicago, wa forced by unfavorable weather t land at the Goshen, Ind., airport. The mail was forwarded to Chi cago by train. Army Pilot Killed. DENISON, Tex., Feb. 22. Lieut. Fred I. Patrick, 40, Barks dale field pilot of Rhreveport, La was killed when his pursuit plan crashed into a plowed field one mil from here today. He was not flylnp airmail. REBEL CHIEF SLAIN AUGUSTO C. SANDING Guardsmen Slay Rebel Leader and His 3 Companions Nicaragua Government Says Action Was Contrary to Orders. MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Feb. 22 C/P)--Gen;. Augusta C. Saudino, 40 fafnous rebel; was killed with hi* brother, Socrates Sandino, and twc friends by national- guardsmen a midnight on the outskirts of Mana gua, a government communique in dlcated. The government statement read. "The government officially state; that the action of the guardia na- cional in killing Sandino was contrary to the instruction? of President Sacasa to guarantee the lives of Sandino and his followers while they were in Managua. "The president severely reproves these acts of some individual guardsmen and has ordered nn immediate investigation and is re questing congress to give him the necessary facilities to maintain public order." All outgoing messngcs were censored. KING ALBERT I Eight Hours of Processions and Religious Rites in Ceremony. By ALBERT W. WILSON Associated Press Fnrclijn Staff (Copyright, 1034, h- IHc AsincJntci! IT«»«. BRUSSELS, Feb. 22. King . . Albert I was buried today in the crypt of a little gray church near the royal castle at Laeken. He was laid to rest beside th bodies of his predecessors, Leopol SCORES INJURED BRUSSELS, Feb. 22. M 1 )--One person wag killed by a fall and several scores were injured today in the crush of spectators attempting to see the funeral procession for the late King Albert. 1 and II, after one of the most im pressive funerals given a nationa leader in modern times. 8 Hours of TUtcs. Eight hours of military proces sions and religious rites In tw churches were ended at 3 p. m when the body was lowered Into It last resting place after a brief, pri vate benediction before the roya family. Tens of thousands of persons too' part in the processions and him dreds of thousands more witncsse the pageantry, under heavily over cost flkies. Kaln Falls Slightly. Rain fell slightly for about hal an hour while services were held i the thirteenth century Cathedra! o St. Gudule. The rain stopped agai when the mourners resumed the! march toward Lneken. One of the most spectacula scenes of the day was a demonstra tlon of detachments of the allle and the Belgian army In front o Lackcn church, HOUSE ACCEPTS AMENDMENT TO 4 PER CENT BILL Turns Down 2 Proposals to Allow Sales for , Limited Time. DBS MOINES, Feb. 22. (A 1 )--Attempts to permit Sunday sale of beer in Iowa failca today during consideration by the house of representatives of the new beer bill which would permit sale of. 4 per cent beer. By a vote of 95 to 8 the members wrote into the measure an amendment by Representative Yager of Dickinson prohibitln wale from midnight Saturday until 7 a. m., Monday. The bill as presented to the house completely threw down the bars on Sunday sale. , Thc attitude of the house against esolution to require the state ex- Sunday .sales was pronounced prior ecutive council to report on the to adopting the Yager amendment, ·he house turned down 5 to 94 an amendment by Representative Wiese of Scott which would pra- ilbit Sunday sale between 2 a. m., and 2 p. m., and without a record vote defeated an amendment by lozva s Exhibit Was Second Hand Senate Wants Report on State Show at World's Fair. DES MOINES Feb. 22. (/O--A umor that Iowa's exhibit at the Chicago World's fair was designed riginally for another state and wan icught "second hand" by Iowa, was xiretl in the state senate today. Senator George Wilson of Polk aid he had heard a report to this Effect, naming Connecticut as tna tute for which I'as prepared. The remarks were made aa the cnate considered and then adopted by a vote o£ 32 to 3 a concurrent] the exhibit first ·e council 10 repi xwa exhibit, for which the last os- cmbly appropriated $25,000. Ileport on Plans. Introduced by Senator George ^fltterson, republican, of Kossuth county, who called it up for consideration today, the resolution also jrovides that the council shall re- ort on any plans for continuing he exhibit if the fair is held again n 1S34. Patterson had criticized the Iowa exhibit in a statement when he filed the resolution, and had asserted that some of the products used were not produced in Iowa. In reply to a question of Senator Wilson, the Kossuth county senator said he had heard the rumor that the Iowa exhibit had been Intended lor another state. Had Not 'Heard It. ''I can't say whether -or not the report. Is true," Patterson added and In reply to a question of another senator he said that "several members of the legislature" had conveyed the rumor to him. Senator Frank Steven.s of Decs- tur, one of the Iowa representatives who directed the exhibit, declared that the rumor was "news" to him, and said he had not heard it before. Stevens and some other members contended that the resolution was unnecessary and the Decatur county senator added that a report had been filed with the council and now is available. Suvorul Members Absent. While the house continued con sideration of the new beer bill, the senate then turned its attention to .he motor vehicle fuel tax refund neosure. Leon Powers, special assistant attorney general, explained the provisions of the bill which already has passed the house. Absence of several members prevented the senate from considering the conference committee report on the three point tax bill. The house already has approved the conference committee report, and it now Is nwnitlng senate consideration. The absence nlso prevented the calling up oC the concurrent resolution which has been filccl by fiix republican senators to adjourn the special session on Saturday, March 3. A cal! of the senate had been filed both on the concurrent resolution and the tax committee report. Would Set Adjournment. Senator Vincent Harrington ol Sioux City has filed an amendment which would set the final adjournment date for while Senator Friday, March Paul Schmidt Iowa City has proposed as a sub (Turn to paK« 4, column * Representative Fuester of Ida pro- libiting sales from 1 a. m., until noon on Sunday, Permit Manufacture. The house adopted on amendment y Representative Mitchell of. Webster permitting Iowa brewers to 1 manufacture beer of higher then 4 per cent alcoholic content for sale outside the state. Voting S2 to 2 the members approved an amendment by Representative Zylstra of Sioux allowing cluba to obtain class. B permits if they have a;metftlier8liip. 1 of 50 .adult persons and have '. 'been" orgarilzed prior' to Jan. "'j; "1934. "The '* - - " ment would be applicable to -golf and. country clubs and to clubs which are affiliated with a nationally incorporated organization. Voto for Amendment. Those voting for the Wiese amendment prohibiting- Bales from 2 n. m. to 2 p. m. Sunday were: Fueling, Grell, McCarthy, Ostby and Wiese. Not voting or absent were. Alesuh, Bonstetter, Brady, Fabrltz, Koch, Mitchell, Peaco, Peet and Triemcr. Those voting the Yager amendment prohibiting Sunday aalca were Fabritz, Grell, McCarthy, Mitchell, Ostby, Schmidt, Wiese and Zylstra. Not voting or absent were Alesch, Bonstcttcr, Koch, Porter and Trtem- er. The members then further tightened the Sunday prohibition by adopting an amendment by Representative F.lJsworth of Haniin, prohibiting delivery of beer on Sunday which had been purchased on week days. The vote wag S3 to Li. Vote Agnlnst Proposal. ·Those voting against this proposal were: Bouahka, Brady, Fabrltz, Falvcy, Goocle, Grell, McCarthy, Mercer, Ostby, Rider, Schmidt, Sheridan, Swift and Zylstra. Absent or not voting were Alesch, Bonstettcr, Bruce, Foster, Koch, Manleth, Mitchell, Porter, Schrader, Stnnzp.l and Triemer. The house defeated 71 to 32 an amendment by Yager which would have reduced by one-half the permit fees fof summer hotels, taverns and inns. The proposed fee for establishment of less than 100 rooms would have been $50 and for those from 100 to 250 rooms $75. CONFESSES PART IN IOWA SLAYING Hake Implicates 2 St. Louis Men Upon His Arrest at Burlington. BURLINGTON, Feb. 22. df~ Paul Hake, 23, former resident of Oakville and more recently of St. Louis, has confessed that he participated In the robbery and murder of Martin Welz, farmer, near Toolesboro, JuJy 22 last, it was announced today by Sheriff Fred Oakes of Oakville and former Sheriff Delbert Murray of Burlington who have completed a .seven months' investigation. Hake named Tony Thompson, 36, and Eddie Tallant, 34, both of St. Louis as the actual slayers. Thompson ig in Tail In St. Louis and Tallant Is being : light. Hake Is In jail at Muscatine. Wolz was left dead on the floor of tbe kitchen of his home, killed by a revolver bullet. Hake was arrested by Sheriff Oakcs last Saturday a few clays after he had returned to this vicinity to be married. Everyone's Song Book O NK OF America's favorite folk songs WIVB written in Ireland more than 125 years ago. Another was composed in London by Robert Burns before the American revolution. 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