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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 23 1934 PLANS TO PUSH ADJOURNMENT Foster Gives House Notice Resolution Will Be Called Up. DES MOINES, Feb. 23. Representative Foster of Cedar gave notice to the house today that he planned to call up.Mond.ay morning a resolution sotting March 2 as the final date of adjournment of the special session of the Iowa legislature. Foster together with Representative Bonstetter of Kossuth and Hough of Fayette sponsored a resolution for final -adjournment Feb. 28. This is the proposal to be called up with the date changed. Representative McFarlane of Black Hawk also pleaded for early adjournment and called attention of the house to the resolution, which had been Introduced. Hear From People. : He said the members were hearing from the people about the pro longed session. To a charge by Representative Donlon of Palo Alto that McFarlane had . been absent when other members were present, the Black Hawk representative said he had been present every day except some Saturdays when legalizing or validating acts were considered and that he thought the remarks of the gentleman from Palo Alto were unfair. Defense of the legislature was made by Representative Cunnlng- 'ham of Polk who read a letter from a. college professor whom he said had spent more than an hour listening to ^he hous2 deliberations on Monday. He read from the letter -which he said stated that the people had been educated to take a rap at legislative assemblies by cartoonists and the time element. .Defends Legislature. " 'One must sit down for an hour or two to get the drift,' " Cunningham quoted from the letter, " 'making light of the legislature is sowing seed that will reap an evil crop." " .Cunningham contended that persons criticizing the legislature "knew not what they were doing," and declared not one of the critics could do a better job. "Regardless of the time taken, let us do our duty and do it efficiently,'! he added. His remarks brought applause from the chamber. Representative Speidel of Washington likewise said he had no apology to make for the time the assembly has taken, and suggested an adjournment resolution to be taken up believing a getaway could be made in two weeks. Herring Sees Enfl. The special session of the legislature will adjourn by the end of next week, Governor Herring' predicted today. He said he will meet tomorrow with legislative leaders In an effort to hasten adjournment. Seventeen measures should be acted upon before adjournment, the governor believes. Some of these have been passd by one branch and .have not yet been taken up In the second body. .. The measures on the governor's list include the NRA enforcement measure, an insurance commission investigation resolution, the gas tax refund b!l,l, a nonpartlsan judiciary election bill, a. revenue bond bill, Farm Bureau measure, and the old- age pension bill. TOUHYAND AIDES ARE CONVICTED Conllnned From rage 1) --?70,000 in 10 and 20 dollar bills-which Factor paid for his release. The downfall of the Touhy gang was accomplished In two playful slaps from the proverbial long arm of coincidence. Touhy and Gustav "Gloomy Gus" Schaefer, two of the defendants were captured in Elkhorn, Wis., after the kidnaping, because they bumped over a telephone pole with their car, and so encountered the local police. Costner--with Basil Banghart, another still to go on trial for the kidnaping--was picked up in Baltimore because he failed to leave his automobile tail light on. Francis Vlgneu, alias Francis Bennett, was held without bail at Boston, charged with the slaying of Victoria David, 14. Tho girl's body was found In a vacant lot. She had been h nit- ally beaten. (Associated Press Photo). BRAVADO IS GONE CHICAGO, Feb. 23. UP)--Gone was the bravado of the so-called "terrible Touhys" as they heard a verdict of guilty and penalty of 99 years in prison. Roger Touhy, known aa the leader of the gang- which once defied Whose Fault? If B Child Won't Play w/(fc Othm? Al Capone, choked and clamped his handkerchief .to his mouth. Albert Kator and Gua Schaefer paled, but accepted their fate in ii calmer manner. The curly haired Touhy was assisted to his feet, and the procession started back to their cells. Reporters Close In. At the county jail, reporters closed in on the trio, but they refused to say anything. Touhy threw himself down on his cot and groaned. Kator and Schaeffer snarled feebly at, reporters. Later, the three seemed to accept their fate. "They might as well have made it 100, as 99 years," said Kator, in a better humor. In less than an hour, the three were re'norted sleeping soundly. Less .Than 4 Hours. The jury had decided on the guilt of the trio In less' than four hours It was reported the remainder of the time occupied was in agreeing on a penalty. Six jurors said they wanted to send them to the electric chair. The 99 year sentence was a compromise. Factor, who with his wife, Rella. and son, Jerome, also a kidnaping victim, was present in the courtroom, expressed his gratification at the verdict. Parents who understand children know where to place the blame "when a youngster mopes, keeps to , himself, or is "ugly" toward others. Sluggishness ruins aim disposition, ana that's what is usually wrong. But it's just as wrong to dose that child with sickening cathartics. Until 15--or older--a child's bowels need but little aid--a very mild form of help. Stronger things often upset the stomach or weaken the bowel muscles. For the happy solution of this problem see what to do, in the next column: There ore happy, healthy boys and cirls who have never known the Eitlcr taste and violent action of castor oil--or similar cathartics. The only "medicine" they ever get --or ever need--to help file bowels is plain California Syrup of Figs. The senna in this fruity syrup has the natural laxative action that assists Nature as it should. Next day, the child feels and acts himself, and has a normal appetite. But use the real California Syrup of Figs, with the word "California" on the label and on the bottle. BELGIANS CROWN THEIR NEW KING (Continued From TRKC 1), been escorted to her throne when Leopold entered the chamber. ; " The new queen, clasping both her children by the hands, entered the royal carriage after Leopold had taken his place. 3 Year Old Prince. Theft the mother, the little 3 year old crown prince Baudoin and his B year old sister, Princess Josephine Charlotte, followed the procession back to the palace. The scene within the chambe' as the king took the oath was deeply impressive. As he concluded, the whole assemblage rose. Mingled with outbursts of cheer- Ing were shouts of "Vive le roi" and "Vive la reine." The queen acknowledged the cheering. She waved her hand to the crowded chamber. The queen mother, the widowed Queen Elizabeth, was not present at the historic ceremony. You can't blame Japan. Licking set-ups has made many a fighter feel tougher than the fact justified. --Kesslnger's Review. GARTER HEADS FAYETTEVETS Program Is Given at County Legion Meeting Held at West Union. WEST UNION, Feb. 23.--L. V. Carter, Elgin post commander and school superintendent, was chosen Thursday night to head up the Fayette county American Legion association, succeeding W. A. Kneeland of Clermont, who has finished one of the organization's moat successful years. Adjt. Louis H. Bunneke, Maynard, was succeeded by J. H. Hippe of Clermont and other others elected included Walter Stephens, Oelwein, first vice commander; Amos Babcock, Alpha, second vice commander and Herman Nauholz, Westgate finance officer. The program of music, speeches, reports and introductions at the courthouse was followed by a luncheon and period of community singing led by Attorney Fred Shaffer of Mason City at the Odd Fellows hall. Mayor Gives Welcome, Included in the evening's program were a welcome by E. C. Johnston West Union mayor; folk dance by a 'group of Legion sons and daughters trained by Miss Eva Shea; a dramatic Lincoln reading, "The Perfec Tribute," by Arthur Darling; come solo by Earle Antes and cornet duet by Antes and Darling; talks b; Ihomaa Thomsen, Elkader distric commander, W. F. Hathaway, Des Moines, states graves registration chairman, F. K. McCarty, Dubuque and Earl Hall, Mason City, anc musical entertainment by Fred Shaffer of Maaon City. At the start of the business ses sion, Commander Kneeland an nounced a county membership of 39 against a quota of only 334. wit! no sleeping posts. Ten posts wer represented at the meeting, Cler mont, Elgin, Wadena, Hawkeye, Fayette, Oelwein, West Union Westgate, Waucoma and Maynard. Report on Conference. Four past district commanders, L. E. Whipple o£ Mason City, F. B. Shaffer of Mason City, Dr. J. M. Smittle of Waucoma and King R. Palmer of West Union, were introduced, as was also Dave Lynch, West Union, past state finance officer, Les Clubine, Aurora, district marksmanship director. Reports on tie Des Moines conference this week were given by Clarence Anfinson, West Union; John Ncuenschwander, Fayette; Dr. Smittle, Waucoma; G. H. Hackman. Clermont and Mr. Palmer. Passage of a resolution thanking and praising Commander Kneeland for his work the past year took the form of an ovation for the Clermont banker. :ent tax will be added to the regular retail price and will be passed n to the customer. The individual net and corpora- ion net Income must be paid prior o April 1, 1935, individuals paying in their taxable net income and :orpofations on the net income rom Iowa business. Herring- Expresses Appreciation. Approval o{ the bill by the legis- ature" brought a statement of appreciation from Governor Herring, vho declared It will afford relief from the tax burden "for those ipon whom it weighs most heavily, and, as well, cause every citizen of Iowa to pay the cost of the government which he enjoys." 'It has remained for this legislature to show the courage to pass a real replacement tax measure after ts predecessors -for 87 years have failed to make an effort to change our taxing system," the governor added. "Naturally, I am pleased that the legislature adopted the interim committee's bill, a bill which was backed by the research of the Brooking-s institution and by tax experts everywhere. The Brookings institution is responsible for the passage of the two best last of this administration--the tax bill and the financial control bill." Vote Is Given. Twenty democrats and nine republicans voted for adoption of the committee report, with only four democrats joining with 17 republicans in voting- against it. Voting to adopt the report were Senators Anderson, Aschenbrenner. Baldwin, Bennett, Byers, Garden Chrystal, Coykendall, Doze, Frailey Geske, Harrington, Hush, Irwtn Kimberly, Knudson, McArthur Meyer, Miller of Buchanan, MUler of Jones, Moore, Mullaney, Pendray Roelofs, Schmidt, Shangle, Stanley Stevens of Decatur and Valentine. Those voting against it were Senators Beardsley, Beatty, Booth Calhoun, Elthon, Fisch, Hicklin Hill, Hopkins, Husted, Klemme, Leo Nelson, Patterson, Reese, Ritchie Stevens of Wapello, Topping, Trlpp Wenner and Wilson. With the tax'bill out of the way e senate took UD and defeated Dncurrent resolution sponsored by republicans to set the adjourn ent date as March 2. A vote o 8 to 21 tabled the resolution hich senate leaders contended wiu. remature. TAX BILL OVER FINAL HURDLE (Continued From I'ngc I) 000, public utilities $1,000,000, individual net income 53,500,000 and corporations income $500,000. Of the total revenue 53,000,000 will go this year to poor relief, ?6,000,000 a year will be used for state governmental expenses and the remainder will be credited back to the taxpayer c-n the basis of the assessed valuation of his property. Payment Begins April 1. The senate, in passing the bill a short while ago, decided on a graduated rather than a flat rate retail sales tax and the conference com mittee admendment to set it at 2 per cent flat encountered opposition yesterday in the senate debate. Payment of t^xes under the bil! will begin April 1 when the retail sales tax will be collected on the purchase at retail of any tangible commodity, including theater tickets and gas, water, light, telephone and telegraph charges. The 2 per It's a Little Early to plant garden seeds--but it's not too early to visit the Joe Goss Furniture store at the NEW location, 212 South Federal avenue . . . next door north of the Buehler Brothers meat market. Everything moved and we invite you to visit us. Larger Furniture Stock We have lota more room here, and right now we have a larger stock of Quality Furniture, Rugs and Stoves. New suites and odd pieces just arrived. Before you buy, stop in. We can SAVE YOU MONEY. YOUTL DO BETTER AT THE 212 South Federal--Next Door North ojf Buehler's SPECIAL ON BRAKE RE-LINING MODEL A FORD and '28 and '29 CHEVROLET '26 and '27 CHEVROLET $4 Brake adjusting. Fore!, Chev. and Plymouth--7ic. Other cara $1. Authorized Bear Wheel Aligning. A.vles straightened without removing from oar--$3.59 to ?5. FREE INSPECTION--All service guaranteed 90 days. Russell Brake Axle Co. 215 Second Street S. W. Phone 373 "Pullerton'g coa! saves 'us money--that's what dad says." "And my dad ought to know 'cause he fires the furnace and pays the coal bill." The little lady is right--and coal from Fullerton's will save YOU money, too. Why? Because you get extra high quality Coal for your money, no matter what kind you buy. Each kind of Coal at Fullerton's Is attractively priced--and we'll be glad to deliver any amount so you can try it. Full 2,000 pounds to the ton. Phone 3838. FULLERTON LUMBER Co. FRANK MELIUS, Manager--15 FOURTH ST. S. W. HOUSE REJECTS · CHANGES IN ACT (CVmtlnueil From FRSD I j ate legislative authority to an ad- linistrative body. Noto Highway Bill. Reference was made by other peakers in this connection to the oodlove case in which the ru- reme court of Iowa held unconstl- utional the delegation of authority y the legislature to the state highway commission. The senate again passed -.the,bill o place police matron's under civil ervice .and police pension plans, iter adopting an amendment exuding cities under 60,000 popula- on. The bill had passed the upper ranch previously, but was recalled hen Waterloo and Cedar Rapids ^presentatives expressed a desire hat their cities be excluded. By a vote of 72 to 21 the house assed a measure which would per- it local sealers a maximum of 1 ent a bushel for sealing grain. The inimum cost to the owner would c 51 and the maximum could not xoeed 525. Fix Bushel Rate. The county warehouse board coulc! ix the rate, a bushel so long as it rould not exceed the 1 cent. The bil Iso provides for'a ?3 license fee for he local sealer and 51 for approving application of group organizations hia money to be turned Into the tate general fund by the state sec ·clary of agriculture. The bill was sponsored by Repre ;enative Beswick of Van Buren. The house also passed a senat, measure giving: residents in any dis rlct township or town adjoining city the right to get water from an\ city upon a majority vote of the af fected district. The bill as originally introduce! was intended to help Bloomfi-eli .ownshtp, Polk county, but th amendment makes it applicable t any township in the state. NEW CHAPTERS IN CRIMINAL CAREER (ConUnnrri From Fago 1) day watching Adler through the windows of the Davenport Times. "They planned to kidnap him the following day as he left his office for lunch. However, they were frightened away by a man appearing to be a detective who asked if they were looking for someone. Auto Parked Outside. "They had an automobile parked outside the newspaper building with the motor running, just in case an opportunity to kidnap Adler should develop. They got in the car and left after the supposed detective spoke to them." Lacy, or Wyman, is 34 years old He was paroled after serving nine months of a one to five year sentence in state prison at Bismarck, N. Dak. He was sent there from Valley City, N. Dak., on a sentence for forgery. Police Capt. Daniel Gilbert of the state's attorney's office said he was -convinced Lacy had nothing to do with a recent rumored attempt to kidnap Jay (Ding) Darling, Des Moines cartoonist. He said Lacy was a bigamist, having remarried since deserting his first wife. Gilbert said Lacy admitted never having obtained a divorce. KIDNAPERS PLAY A LOSING GAME rofessional "Snatchers" as Well as Amateurs Now Being Caught. By J. A. RAWLINGS CHICAGO, Feb. 23. UFi--Kld- mpers are playing a losing game. ?he "dividends" are falling off. Vith a few exceptions, death and prison terms have been their final rewards. The law has been moving, catch- Ing the professional "snatcher" as veil as the amateur. One of the amateurs--Charles W. Jayo--panicky and fearful of the aw's move against the kidnaping business, joined in death, two other abductors -- Willie Sharkey, who langed himself in St. Paul, and Verne Sankey, who "beat the rap" jy suicide in his prison cell in the ~outh Dakota state penitentiary. Mayo Hangs Himself. Mayo hanged himself in a police station here yesterday. His crime was frustrated when his intended victim, E. P. Adler, newspaper publisher of Davenport, Iowa, gamely fought off Mayo and John Lacy, in a loop hotel. Mayo chose to follow in the footsteps of Sharkey and Sankey. His companion awaits probable charges of attempted kid- aaplng and assault. Sharkey took "the easy way out" rather than face trial for the $70,000 snatch of John Factor, the international speculator, for which crime his associates--Roger Touhy, Gustav Schaefer and Albert Kator --were convicted today. Sankey preferred death to a life term in prison for the $60,000 abduction of Charles Boettcher II, wealthy Denver broker. Prison for Life. Harvey Bailey, R. G. Shannon and Shannon's wife went to prison for life, as did Albert -Bates and Mr. and Mrs George (Machine Gun) Kelly, for the 5200,000 kid- naping of Charles F. Ursciiei, the Oklahoma City oil man, abducted from his home on July 22, 1933. Notable, too. in the trend toward death and heavy penalties was the case of the kidnapers who killed Brooke Hart at San Jose, Cal. They were lynched. On the other side of the ledger, however, there have been some ases in which the authorities are till in the dark--including the kid- ap and murder of Baby Charles , I n d b e r g h, and the $200,000 snatch" of Edward Bremer, the St. ·aul banker. Federal investigators re still at work on both cases. Love of Money. Behind the crimes lies the love of loney. Bad times have nothing to lo with them That is the conclu- ion reached by Ray Mars Simpson 1 Chicago, who made a study of he prisoners sent to the Illinois late prison at Joliet. He told the American Ortho- psychiatric association yesterday, :rime became more rampant when obs and money are plentiful. Despite this, the list of men who die for gold continues to grow. There was Theodore (Handsome Jack) Klutas. central Illinois gangster, shot to death by police. Others who paid included: Members of Gang, Frank B. Souder and Gail Swol- ey, members of the Klutas gang, sent to prison from Chicago for life for kidnaping Jarnqs Hackett, a Blue Island, Illj, gambler. Randolph E. Norvell. Percy Fitzgerald and Mrs. Lillian Chessen, life; Michael Musila, 20 years, and Charles Chessen and Christ Gitcho, 5 years; all for kidnaping August Lucr, Alton, 111., banker. Charles Y. Abernathy. Negro, sentenced to 10 years In prison at St. Louis In 1931 for kidnaping Adolohus Busch Orthwein, 13, of the family of brewers. Mai-tin Depew and William Werner, life, and Charles Mele, 35 years, at Kansas City in 1932 for the kid- naping of the then Mrs. Nell O. Donnelly, now the wife of former United Slates Senator James A. Reed. Sentenced to Life. William Thomas and John Pln- gcra, sentenced to life Imprisonment in Chicago in May, 1932, for kidnaping of Dr. Max Gecht. James W. Betson, Claude Evans, Arlos Stoops and Cecil Mennfnger, 23 years each. Raymond Stoop.s. 15 years, and Joseph H. Pursifull and Homer Massey, 5 years each, at Pcorla, for kidnaping Dr. James W. Parker. Walter McGee, sentenced to the electric chnir, and his brother, Gaorge, life imprisonment, at Kansas City, for kidnaping Miss Mary McElroy and collecting 530,000 ransom. Harry Jennings, shot to death in San Francisco last August, while kidnaping William F. Wood, cousin of the late President Taft. Mike Talarico, Joe Varsalona and Prank Delbono, sentenced to 42 years each at Peoria in 1933 for kidnap- ing Adhemar Huughe, East Moline. and Fred De Filippi, Spring Valley. BEER BILL NOW UP. TO SENATE (Continued From Pufte 1* tent of the beverage by weight, with a tolerance of three-tenths of one per cent allowed. The labels shall be considered conclusive evidence of the alcoholic content. Vot on Passage. The vote on final passage was: For passage--62. Democrats --' (50) -- Aldrich, Alsech, Bouska, Brady, Burgess, Crouch, Davis, Donlon, Dreessen Fabritz, Falve}', Fuelling, Fuester Gallagher, Garner, Gittinger, Grell Hartman, Hopp, Hurceston, Jensen Koch, Laughlin, McCarthy, McDermott, Malone, Maniece, Mercer Metcalf, Mitchell, Moore of Benton Moore of Harrison, Osborn, Ostby Paisley, Peaco, Rawllnga, Reed Rice, Ryder, Schlatter, Schmitz Schroeder, Sheridan, Smith, Stew art, Stimpson, Swift, Thels, Theis sen, Wi'eben, WIese, Wolf, Zipse Zylstra and Miller. Republicans--(6)--A very, Bruce Goode, Jenkins,, Johnson and Willis Against passage--42. Democrats-- (14) -- Augustine Beswick, Casey, Craven, Dean, Dole Foster, Frizzel, Gissel, Hopp, Hough McKinnon, Roe and Yager. Republicans--(28)--Beath, Bow ers, Cunningham, Doran, Durant Elliott, Ellsworth, Felter, Fletcher Grau, Hasaon of Lyon, Hasson o WK'inebago, Hultman, Litey, Look ingbill, McCreery, McFarlane, Me Lean, Millhonc, Mooty, Peet, Sny der, Sours, Speidel, Stanzel, Stra chan, Teter and Weed. Absent or not voting--(4)--Bon stetter, Porter, Stansell and Treim er, democrats. Defeats Attempt. The house defeated an attempt t keep the alcoholic content at 3. per cent, but struck from the bi the right to have beer sold at th state fairgrounds. The members also set down thei foot on Sunday sales which the bi would have permitted. They wrot into the measure the prohibition sales from midnight Saturday unt 7 a. m. Monday and also dcfeate attempts requiring closing durin certain hours on Sunday. Restrl tions were placed on the delivery i beer on Sunday-! REJECT RETURN OF ALL BENEFITS HatHeld Economy Repealer Voted Down 60 to 14 by Senate. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23. UP)-.n effort to restore to World war eterans all the benefits that were alien from them by the economy aw was voted down late Thursday i tho senate. It rejected by 60 to 14 an amendment by Senator Hatfield (R., W. a.) which would have repealed all ectlons of the economy law that affected-veterans. It was estimated hat the amendment would have ost $220,000,000 to $300,000,000. Hatfieid offered the proposal as a rider to an administration com- iromise that Senator Byrnes (D., S. 2ar.) had proposed to attach to the nclependent offices appropriation bill. The Byrnes amendment would estore to the rolls thousands o£ veterans whose disabilities were presumed to have been of service origin before the economy act and who were taken off compensation by review boards since that act passed ast March. After rejection of the Hatfieltt amendment, the senate recessed until Monday under a debate limiting agreement to speed passage of the bill. Farmer Hanged for Murder of Brother PRIKCE ALBERT, Sask., Feb. 23. (^--William Bahrey, 29, Whlt- .ow, Sask., farmer, was ha"?"d early today for- the murder of his brother, Alex. His conviction and execution followed a triangle affair involving Alex's wife. SUITS .nJ TOPCOAT) '20 '25 '31 "COMPARE!" «UfclSTV -"111111.1 · l*1ilPATJO* ABEL SON IMC, P A L A C E T H E A T E R Mason City, Iowa Feb. 22, 1934 AN OPEN LETTER TO EVERY FATHER AND MOTHER IN MASON CITY: It is only occasionally that I feel it is my DUTY to personally call to your attention a particular pictur; and urge you to see it. "The Road to Ruin," which is coming Saturday, is a picture that no father or mother should miss. It is a sweeping denunciation of the neglect and carelessness of modern parents who fail to fulfill their duty by guiding their children through the dangerous years of adolescence. "The Road to Ruin," which Is based on an actual case, is an amazingly frank story of the temptations confronting the children of today and contains a tremendous lesson. The reckless abandon with which the jazz-crazed youth of today fling themselves into the mad chase after the illusive "good time" is vividly depicted in "The Road to Ruin." ' Jazz and gin, sex and sensuality, cars parked on shady lanes, sporty roadhouses, wild strip poker parties, are among the highlights of this most unusual picture, which graphically Illustrates the terrible results of parental neglect and ignorance In handling modern youth. EVERY MOTHER SHOULD BRINfi EVERY DAUGHTER-EVERY FATHER alUST BKING HIS SON. Very sincerely, H. ALDINGER, Mgr. Children Under 15 Positively Not Admitted Unless Accompanied by Parents. Given Surprise Party. HANLONTOWN -- About 50 friends and neighbors gave a surprise for Mr. and Mrs. Knutc Anderson at their home. NOTICE To All Owners of Domestic Type General Electric Monitor Top Refrigerators We are pleased to announce to owners of domestic-type General Electric Monitor Top Refrigerators a plan whereby existing replacement guarantees and warranties on the hermetically sealed-in mechanism of the refrigerators inay be ex-. tended to a period of five years from the date of original installation for use. Inasmuch as the plan will be withdrawn at the end of February, 1934, it is important that you give the matter your immediate attention. Call in, or phone us for complete details. PEOPLE'S GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY

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