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North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home XES "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL .FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 120 Want to Sit in Senate Members of House Expected to Try for Seats: BY HERBERT PLUMMER. W A S H I N G T O N , Feb. 26. UP)-Gossip lias it that more members of the house than usual az'c looking wi\3i ambitious eyes tow a r d senatorial seats in the congressional elections later on tbis year ' The house always has been a g o o d training ground for the senate. J o e Robinson of Arkansas, the democratic leader, was elected for five successive terms. Pat Harrison of Mississippi served four terras before going to the senate. Byrnes of South Carolina, regarded as one of the shrewdest tacticians among the democratic leadership, credits his 14 years of service in the house for much of his success. And Barkley o£ Kentucky mentioned with, Byrnes as probable leader of his party in the senate when and if Joe Robinson steps out, has a record of long- service in the house. Encouraging Precedents. The recent success of several house members in graduating- to the senate probably has encouraged others to make the attempt. Gibson of Vermont, Lonergan of Connecticut, . Overtoil of Louisiana and Dieterich of Illinois were members of the house in the seventy- second congress, but in this congress are senators. Young Joe Bailey of Texas is said to have his eye on the seat held by Tom Connally. Bailey, son of a famous father who sat ao long in the , senate, is now cong'ressman-at- l large.,;. - , Milligan,-- democrat of s o j r , - - r e p o r t e d - e a g e r - f o r the aeat'now Held by. Senator-Patterson, Jja republican. Patterson is the man ·who took Jim Reed's seat when the latter retired. · Truax May.Kun. Representative Truax of Ohio is reported desirous of succeeding Senator Fess. Truax ran against Fess in 1928 as the democratic candidate, but was defeated in the Hoover landslide/Running as congrcs.iman- at-large in 1932 he polled 1,208,631 votea. Two other members of the house figure-in the gossip as having senatorial ambitions. Friends of Rankin of Mississippi are said to be urging him to run against a fellow democrat, Senator Stephens. There has been no indication, however, that Rankin has made up his mind. The same situation seems to exist in Tennessee. It is rumored that Gordon Browning is being urged to try to unseat the veteran Senator McKellar. Expect Outline of Tariff Plans From White House Parley WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. UP)--A clarification of President Roosevelt's tariff plans was expected to come from a white house meeting today with his top ranking foreign trade experts. Indications were that he -would ask congress for powers to negotiate reciprocal tariff treaties without requiring senate ratification. Summoned to the session were Secretaries Hull, Wallace, Morgen- thau, George N. Peek, special trade advisor to the president, and the interdepartmental commercial policy committee. FORECAST IOWA: Fair, not so cold in west and north central portions Monday night; Tuesday fair with rising temperatures. MINNESOTA: Pair, not quite so cold Monday night; Tuesday fnlr, with rising temperature. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning: Maximum Sunday 7 Above Minimum in Night 11 Below At 8 A. M. 0 Below Weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum g Above Minimum in Xlght I Below At 8 A. M. 2 Above Snowfall 1 Inch 1'rcclpitatlon .11 of nn Inch SCORES DEAD IN STORMS, FIRES Urges New Federal Commission'EightKUM [ --_ __^ inAirWreck * Died at Once HOUSE VOTES TO END SESSION AT Senate Passes Religious Affiliations Bill by 37 to 7 Vote. DES MOINES, Feb. 26. (J)-Moving rapidly toward filial adjournment of the special assembly session, the state senate today passed the Anderson · religious affiliations bill while the house debated another controversial measure, the highway patrol bill. Definite steps looking toward sine die adjournment were taken by the house, which passed by a vote of 85 to 16, a concurrent resolution setting the time for closing the session at noon this Saturday, March 3. Senate approval is required before the adjournment date actually is determined. Speed with which differences between the two houses over the liquor control bill are settled will be a factor in sotting the closing time. Near Liquor Agreement. The house-senate conference committee to effect compromises on the liquor control bill was near agreement today and a report is expected tomorrow. An unofficial but authoritative source asserted that the committee had agreed on a number of amendments .attached,'.to the .bfiUby the senate and that the remaining differences would be disposed of at n conference tonight. Indications were that the chiel amendments still under debate are those permitting drug stores to sell liquor on prescription of physicians and allowing hotels, clubs and restaurants to sell wine of natural fermentation. . Keliglous Affiliations Bill. After considerable rewriting the religious affiliations bill, · sponsored by Senator Paul Anderson of Harcourt, was passed by the senate by a vote of 37 to 7 and sent to the house for further consideration. As introduced the measure would have prohibited inquiry Into the religious affiliations of an applicant for teaching or public positions in the state, but a number of amendments changed it materially. It now provides that any violation of the provisions prohibiting discrimination on religious grounds shall constitute a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of $25 to ?100 or 30 days' imprisonment, or both fine and imprisonment. Inquiry into religious affiliations would constitute evidence of violation. Increased Intolerance. Opponents of the bill contended that instead of accomplishing its purpose of reducing religious intolerance it would have the opposite 1 (Turn lo pajfc 4, column 3) WINS POINT IN WYNEKOOP CASE Prosecution Given Right to Present "Statement" by Dr. Alice. CRIMINAL COURTS BUILDING, CHCAGO, Feb. 26. UPi--An attempt by the defense to bar the "statement" by Dr. Alice Uindsay Wynekoop that she shot her daughter-in-law, Rheta, after she had succumbed to an overdose of chloroform was overruled today by Judge Harry B. Miller. The defense, claiming that the statement was a confession of guilt obtained under duress, made a motion that it be not admitted without a hearing on the manner in which it was obtained. The jury was excluded while Prosecutor Charles S. Dougherty argued against the motion by W. W .Smith, defense attorney. "We contend that it Is not a confession," said Dougherty. "It is purely ao 'incriminatory statement, an exculpatory statement."" He produced rulings to show that statements which merely incriminate a person accused of a crime, and which do not confess to the crime, are admissnble without regard to the manner in which they were obtained. Attorney Smith argued vehemently that the statement was a confession. Bonner, 66, Retired NW Superintendent, Succum bs Dies at Clear Lake; Funeral Will Be at Eagle Grove. CLEAR LAKE, Feb. 20.--Georse E. Bonner, (56, retired superintendent of the Northern Iowa division of the Chicago and North Western railroad, died Sunday evening at his home in Clear Lake, following- a stroke suffered Sunday noon. He had served the North Western for 44 years continuously and retired in August, 1931, because of ill health. The body was taken to the Kubitschek and Kostler funeral home at Eagle Grove where it will remain until Wednesday noon. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Eagle Grove and the body taken to Jewell for burial. Mr. Bonuer was born Sept. 29,* 1807, on a farm near Jewell. He was the youngest of six sons and ,was the last one to succumb. He began work as brakeman Mr the North Western railroad in 1887 and was promoted to conductor in 1900. He was made trainmaster in 1909. He was elevated in 1920 to the su- perinteudency of the Iowa division with headquarters in Eagle Grove. When the Iowa division and Northern Iowa division were consolidated in 1925, he was made superintendent of the Northern Iowa division with headquarters in Mason City. All of Mr. Bonner's railroad experience was with the North Western in this territory. Surviving arc his wife, a son. GEORGE E. KONNKH , . Frank C. Bonner of Clear Lake, two daughters;-' Mrs.' -L-- 3.~ Reynolds - of Chadron, Nebr., and-; Mrs. A. C. Giger of Belle Plaine and a. granddaughter. Farm Conference of Governors to Gather March 10 Olson and Herring Call for Meeting in Dec Moines of 15 States. ST. PAUL, Feb. 2(5. .T--A farm conference of governors and representatives of leading farm organizations of 15 agricultural producing states to be held at Des Moines, March 10 to 12 inclusive, was called today by Gov. Floyd B. Olson of iMinnesota. In his call, which he said was at the authorization of Gov. Clyde Herring of Iowa, Governor Olson announced a plan will be presented at the conference for a congressional act providing for compulsory production control of basic agricultural commodities and for fixing of a 'fair" market price for the commodities. I'riicpnl Features. The plan will also Include the principal features of the present program of Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace with respect to processing taxes, and payment.of benefits to those producers who are compelled to reduce their production of agriculture products. Governor Olson pointed out that a similar plan adopted at a mid- western farm conference at Des Moines on Oct. 30 was turned down by Secretary Wallace but that since that time President Roosevelt has recommende.d passage of the Bankhead bill which provides for compulsory control of cotton production. Sends Joint Invitation. The governor sent the-joint invitation to the chief executives of North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Indiana, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado, and to the principal farm organizations of those states. Iowa and Minnesota complete the group. "Farm leaders in the agricultural states are practically unanimous in their belief that compulsory crop production control and price fixing, through governmental action, is the only solution for the unfortunate position in which agriculture is placed in the United States in relation to industry, and otherwise," Governor Olson said in his call. Delighted to Entertain. DES MOINES, Feb. 20. (m--Gov. Clyde L. Herring of Iowa said today he had talked with Governor Olson of Minnesota this morning and planned the conference of 15 state executives here March 10-12. "I shall be delighted to entertain the governors again," Herring said. Amendment of New Airmail Law Favored by House Committee. WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. /T)-Chairman Mead told reports today the house postoffice committee favored amendment of the present law to pevmlt aviation companies whose airmail contracts have been cancelled to bid for new contracts. -·-He made tKia«gtater.ient;after-the- ommlttee had approved a maximum two mill a pound mile rate for airmail transportation and left the way open for possible adoption of a competitive bidding policy further to reduce the coat. Meanwhile, the senate heard a dispute between Chairman McKeilar (D.-Tena.) of the postoffice committee and Senator Robinson (R.- Ind.) over the administration's cancellation ol" airmail contracts and deaths of army flyers. Ball Accuses Jlrown. Clifford Ball, formal- operator of a Pittsburgh-Cleveland route, occupied the special senate investigating committee throughout the morning with an elaboration of his charge that former Postmaster General Walter F. Brown had forced him to sell out to Pittsburgh Aviation Industries, Inc. Under present law, the airmail companies whose contracts were cancelled are barred from bidding further for five years. The house committee added a limitation which would prevent any carrier from receiving more than 50 cents a mile. Chairman Mead said the committee later would consider a recommendation to it by one of Its advisers under which competitive bids would be accepted. Well Thinned Scheme. Denying recent testimony of Brown, that he had been guilty of promoting airmail to increase his government payments, Ball asserted the same accusation had been circulated in 1930 by Pittsburgh aviation industries officers. He called it "a portion of a well planned scheme to cjpfame my character and ruin my reputation," in order to take away his mail contract. The story, he said, was circulated by George R. Hann and Richard W. Rohbins, Pittsburgh aviation Industries officers. Ball explained his 'alleged promotion of airmail consisted of paying part of the postage on a house organ circulated by a business concern in return for which the concern advertised the advantages of airmail. Payments Withheld. He said the postoffice department had fined him 55,000 and withheld $12,000 paymeta due him until he had sold out. The total paid Ball for his line, he said, vyas 5137,500 plus approximately 530,000 salary. He insisted, however, that a "hard bargain" had been driven with him. Senator Austin brought out that the physical assets of the' line had been appraised at 573,000. Mrs. John~WaddeIl to Be Buried in Iowa NEW YORK, Feb. 26. CT)--Mrs. John A. L. Waddell, wife of a widely known consulting: bridge engineer, will be buried Friday at Council Bluffs, Iowa. She died Sunday at the age of 77. SYSTEMS BOARD F. Three Iowa Men Lose Their Lives When Ship Crashes. SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 26. LW-The wrecking of a giant United Airline transport last Friday was so swift and sudden, line officials sn'id Spnatf DpKates Ptan fn L ? dily ' that thc eight P er! Kns who UCHcUt, Iv't.UdieS nan CO died never knew'what happened. ' " The plane fell vertically, like n great ball of steel, and struck the ground with such force that the engine was imbedded in the ground up to the cabin, "All the bodies were pushed forward, said Leon Cuddeback, assistant to Chief Pilot H. T. Lewis of Increase Allowances to Veterans. WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. U'J-- Another legislative chore was given congress today by President Roosevelt -- creation of a federal commis- regulate communication sion to systems. United Airlines. "The ship did not move after it struck the ground. '"*--·--· . · There was no evidence of fire In a special message, the chief ex- Death must have been instantaneous :utwe asked that regulatory, power to all." ^^ dend: ecut over wires, cables and radio be transferred to the proposed governmental branch. The message arrived while the senate was debating whether to increase veterans allowances and the house was considering- the agriculture department appropriations bill. Proposal Liberalized. The senate administration forces today further liberalized their compromise proposal on veterans' benefits by broadening it to include Spanish war veterans. The revised proposal was offered by Senator Byrnes (D-S. Car.) In charge of the independent offices bill for the administration forces, as a counter proposition to a more liberal one by Senators Steiwer (R-Ore.) and McCarron (D-Nev.). Under certain conditions, the Byrnes proposal . would restore to the rolls Spanish /war veterans clim- ated by the economy. act, with a .gr,3ci-,o£ r *.7$_pejiucent;-, J o£ , ihelc . former pensions. -" Wado In Snowdrifts. The Steiwer-McCarron propose! would provide a 90 per cent payment. Committee members waded snowdrifts to the cupitol earlier to study a variety of legislation. Many arrived late, their faces red from the wintry breezes. Before the senate banking committee, George U. Harris denied that the New York stock exchange was attempting to organize opposition to the Fletcher-Rayburn bill for federal control of the exchange. He is a member of its governing committee. Compulsory Control. The Bankhead bill for compulsory cotton control was amended by the house agriculture committee to provide that 10,000,000 of 9,50o7oOO bales might be sold tax free from the current crop. A house naval subcommittee heard from Edward P. Warner former assistant secretary of the navy, that steady increases In commercial business were responsible in large measure for huge navy airplane engine profits from 1926 to Indications that a senate vote might be reahed soon on the St. (Turn to 4, column 1 Jury Disagrees in Lillian Studer Case Unable to agree after 42 hours of deliberation the jury in the $8,822.10 damage action brought by Lillian Studer against Lawrence Matzen and his brother Alvin was dismissed Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock by Judge Joseph J. Clark. A new trial has been scheduled to begin March 12, according- to one of the attorneys In the case. Love Is Like That! Tiggie Turner hated John Norman as much as any man could despise anotiier . . . because Norman had deserted his wife, an expectant mother ... and Tiggie had grown to love her. In spite of this Turner risked his life to save the man he loathed, though his own happiness was crashing about him as he did so. The greatest action of the entire story is carefully preserved until the final pages in Storm Drift By Ethel M. Del) Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 27, in THE GLOBE-GAZETTE Miss Murj- Curler, stewardess, formerly of Omaha and Chattanooga, Tcnn. Lloyd Anderson, Cheyenne, pilot. Erie G. Uanlclson, Cheyenne, co-pilot. J. J. Sterling, mayor of lion- ton Harbor, Mich. Marcellus Zinsinnstcr, Des Moines, loxva. Evald \V. Berglund, Boone, lowu. . Bert. Mclaughlin, Perry, town. K. L. Walker, Rods Springs, Wyo. Missing since last Friday, shortly after it had taken off here for Cheyenne with five passengers and « crew of three, the transport waa found wrecked In a snow covered _pass_ 20'miles east of here. The wreckage was. sighted at dusk yesterday by a searching plane, Find Mangled liodicH. A rescue party of company officials which reached the scene through deep snow two hours later found the mangled bodies of the two pilots and the five passengers thrust into the forward end of the plane and imprisoned by wreckage. Only the body of the stewardess, Miss Carter, was intact. It lay on top of those of the others. Identification was possible only by jewelry and clothing. E^xcept for the wings, which were cracked virtually every part of the craft was smashed. Thc tail hung drunkenly like a boy's broken kite. Carried Ttvo Milts. Several hours were required to extricate the bodies from the wreckage. They were carried two miles to the Lincoln highway, where ambulances brought them to this city. The nose of the plane had to be dug from the ground before baggage and express could be removed from the forward compartment. Judge John C. Green, coroner of Summit county, a member of the (Tuni tu ·!. column 2) vision probably was Impaired the snow. The locomotive turned over and Lehman and Palmer were buried beneath the wreckage. Three of the seven cars derailed were pullman coaches. Passengers were thrown from berths and badly shaken, HE "BAILED OUT' Lieut. Nornmn Burnett of Urn nriny airmail service lost his way in si blinding snowstorm near Fremont, Ohio, but "hailed out" of his plnnc mid escaped with 11 fractured ankle. His plane was wrecked. (Associated Press 1'hoto). GAS VICTIM SON OF NORTH IOWAN Edward N. Wentworth One of Nine Dartmouth Col! lege Students Killed. " 'Edward "N."' 1 WentwoHhi 2i;" Chicago, who was one of nine students who died of carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday in a fraternity house nt Dartmouth college, Hanover, N. H., was known in Mason City ;md St. Ansgar, He and his mother bad spent their summers for severs! years in St. Ansgar. Mrs. Alma Wentworth, Edward's mother, was born and reared in St. Ansgar. She was formerly Alma McCulla. James McCulla of St. Ansgar is Edward's grandfather. Lester McCulla oncl W. E. Bram- liall, who operate the Pnntry in Mason City and live at 020 Washington avenue northwest, also knew Edward well. Mr. McCulla is an Uncle and Mrs. Bramhall Is a cousin. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert McCulla, 32 Eleventh street northeast, are also related to Edward. Mrs. Went- MASON CITY 11 BELOW ZERO AS NATION FREEZES Tornado Sweeeps South With Death List of at Least 24. By THE ASSOCIATED I'RKSS Wintry death, riding- a southern tornado, an Atlantic coast blizzard, an ill fated passenger air liner and fires fanned by wintry gales numbered scores of victims Monday. In the deep south, authorities rushed food, clothing- and medical aid to communities in three states where tornadoes ripped and tore Sunday. Fourteen were known to be dead in Alabama, eight in Mississippi and two in Georgia. Many were injured as the storms wrecked homes. A two day search for a missing- air liner ended Monday night when its five passengers and a crew of three were found dead near a snowbound canyon not far from Sail: Lake City. The giant craft smashed to earth in a blinding blizzard Friday. Swirling snow enveloped a large part of the nation, from New England westward to Nebraska and southward to Washington and beyond. This storm caused six deaths, including a woman found dead from exposure in Chicago and an engineer who died In a train wrecked by a snowbank near Mapleton, Maine. Large eastern cities like New York sought frantically to clear away the snow and prevent a tieup like that of last week, which paralyzed traffic. Despite tiiel?, efforts, many 'trainswere running Yato J and road 'tr«nsportatioji; ;l vl^'/Jmpfeaed.' Airplanes bvfel- a ' \Vide ; areii were held to the ground. . . a cousin of Herbert worth Is McCulla. When the tragedy occurred In Hanover, Edward's mother was in Florida and his father, who is a traveling salesman for Armour company, was in Los Angeles. Edward was a senior. Edward WcntworUi, the father of the youth, is a former member of Io\va State college faculty. FURNACE IS BLAMED Three Killed and Four Injured in Wreck of Train Pennsylvania Flyer Crashes Into Truck at Crossing on Ohio. DELPHOS, Ohio, Feb. 26. (/D-Three persons were killed and four injured, one scrionsly, early today when the Pennsylvania flyer, the Dearborn, crashed into a truck at the Main street crossing here. The locomotive \vas overturned and seven cars derailed. The dead: i/corgo JMumui, Fort Wayne, Ind., engineer. Andrew rainier, Fort Wayne, Ind., fireman. Phillips Lang, Chicago, truck nrivor. The injured: Earl Swanaon, Chicago, relief truck driver. Badly cut anu brtiised. Not expected to recover. Mr. and Mrs. George Prlaiau, Freedom, Pa., passengers on the train, cut and bruised. Miss Rose Kearbasker, Pittsburgh, cut and bruised. .n^t^^^sw TM te »«* * *·' «ri R vision probably was imnairc,] hv Watson, 21 Wilton Me.; Wilmot H. HANOVER, N, H.. Feb. 20. /P-A furnace tended by an unskilled hand was blnmod today for the death of nine students, the worst tragedy in the history of Dartmouth college. They were killed by carbon monoxide gas as they slept early yesterday in the Theta Chi fraternity house. An explosion apparently had disconnected the chimney pipe and the deadly fumes crept through the 16 room house. President Ernest Mnrtin Hopkins asked the grief-stricken undcr-grad- uates today to "carry on" their activities in order not to heighten the effect of the accident. He issued a statement saying- "the whole college sympathizes with the parents of those who diod." Had Been Fixed. A wtateinent issued by Dr. R. E. Miller, medical referee, said: "Thc position of the shaker arm and of the check draught lever Indicated that the furnace had been fixed the night before by someone who was not entirely familiar with the furnace." The dead were; William S. Ful- Urrton, 20, Cleveland Heights, Ohio; Edward F. and Alfred H. Moldcn- ke, brothers, Now York City; William M. Smith, Jr., 21, Mahasset, N. Y.; Edward M. Wentworth, Jr., 21, Mt. Dora, Fla.; America S. De Mas! 21, Little Neck, N. Y.; Harold B Watson, 21, Wilton, Me.; Wilmot H Schooley, 21, Mlddtetown, N. Y. John J. Griffin, 19, WtUling-ford', Conn. 8 Lives Saved. Thc fact that It was a week-end probably saved the lives of eight irurn lo r»»» 4, column J) COLD WAVE IN IOWA Sioux City and Charles City were officially the coldest points in the state Monday with 10 below zero temperatures, but Mason City had an unofficial 11 below and Algoiui reported 12 below. Oinalm and Council Bluffs reported 6 below; Des Moines 4 below; Kcokuk, Davenport and Dubuque zero. At Waterloo seven persons in night clothing were driven from their home in 10 below zero weather early Monday when fire caused 51,100 damage to the H. H. Duncan residence. Mr. nnd Mrs. La Vern Wolf were taken down a ladder by firemen. The minimum temperature in Ottumwa and vicinity early Monday morning was 11 degrees below the zero mark. The snowfall there Saturday and Sunday totaled C.3 inch os. 24 DEAD IN STORM BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 26. /P --The deep south's death roll irum a series of Sabbath tornadoes had reached 21 today, with the possibility it would go even higher when full communication is restored. Slashing the "tornado belt" several weeks ahead of the usual season for such storms, the terrifiu winds killed at least 14. people in Alabama, eight in Mississippi and (Turn *o ptign -I, column · Careers for Women W OMEN today, as never before, are seeking economic independence--in business and civic pursuits. In the arts and professions. For the first time in American history wo have a woman in the cabinet, another as minister to Denmark. To assist women in determining careers, our Washington Information bureau offers a booklet o£ practical suggestions, question.s and answers on feminine vocations. Send 6 cents In coin to the Globc-Gazetto Washington Information bureau, to co-er cost, postage and handling. Use coupon. Mason City Glohc-Gnzetto Information Bureau, Frederic J. Il.-ukln, Director, Washington, I). C. I Inclose 6 cents In coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet, "Careers for Women." Name ,..,.~ Strcct ...-. City State ,_ (JfafJ to Washington, x. c.)

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