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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 13 1936 potism," and "dictatorships," were used in reference to the new deal. Defends Administration. In Indianapolis, however, Secretary Wallace defended the administration. He, too, referred to the constitution declaring that "most of us" thought the agriculture adjustment act valid, and "some of us, including three justices of the supreme ·court, think so still." "If it was the proper function of the federal government in war time to encourage farmers to plow up land, which should never have been plowed x x x then it seems to me no less the federal government's proper function to encourage the return of that land to grass and trees," Wallace said, defending the administration substitute for AAA. Hoover, addressing a banquet audience at Portland, Ore., struck one of his sharpest anti-administration notes. State of Confusion. . "The outstanding state of the union at this hour," he declared, "is a state of confusion--confusion in thought, confusion in government, confusion in economic life and confusion in ideals." The former president accused the administration of having "the worst unbalanced" budget in history, asserting that "a balanced budget and .a stable currency would put more men to work than the whole WPA." "A fountain of fear" was his description of the new deal. "The stock boom today is not from confidence in the future," ha declared, "It is partly from fear of inflation." The supreme court Hoover praised for "decisions crashing through new deal tyrannies which brought a gleam of confidence from the fears that had retarded recovery." Vandenberp Agrees. Senator Vandenberg (R., Mich.) struck a similar note in New York. He declared "We are now ready for restoratives, rather than narcotics." "Business is better because the inevitable cycle has long since reached the upswing," he declared. "The forces of recovery are straining at the leash." Vandenberg urged "Jeffersonian" co-operation with the G. O. P. "in the battle line" and 'in the council chamber after next November's victory is won." He referred to Al Smith's. Liberty league speech against the new deal. A unanimous supreme court, he declared, "vindicated the constitution" in the case of NRA, and "business commenced to boom." Norris Urges Curb. But Senator Norris (R., Nebr.) assailed the court's decision scrapping AAA, saying "it cannot stand if our country is to live and prosper." He urged congress to curb the court's power. Colonel Knox, speaking in Boston for the. first time since he officially 'entered the race, for the nomination, referred, newsmen to ins many sjeecnes .as!.an : indication .ol, States has been corrupted with bribes such as history knows no record of," he said. "Four billion, eight hundred million dollars . . . have been appropriated to corrupt the electors." He quoted Lincoln as saying: "To the support of the constitution and laws let every American pledge his life, his property and his sacred honor." Senator Dickinson (R., Iowa) declared at Greenboro, N. Car., Wednesday night that the electorate should "disregard the appeals to emotion or the incitations to class hatred based on envy and greed." ROOSEVELT PETITIONS IN ILLINOIS PRIMARY SPRINGFIELD, 111., OB--Petitions entering President Roosevelt in the llinois democratic preferential primary were received today at the office of Secretary of State Edward J. Hughes. The president's signed declaration of his candidacy for a second term was received by mail from Chicago. The petitions were circulated by National Committeeman Patrick A. Nash, who conferred at Washington ;his week with Postmaster General Farley. Democratic leaders said they expected Mr. Roosevelt would be unopposed in the advisory democratic primary on April 14. Two republi- :an candidates, Senator William E. Borah of Idaho and Col. Frank Knox of Chicago, filed yesterday. Like^Hoover,::· he. attacked administration spending: He demanded that the budget be balanced. Roosevelt Arch-Tory. "To me the new deal is essentially a tory movement and Mr. Roosevelt, seeking- encroachment upon the liberties of.the people behind a smoke screen of false liberalism, is the arch-tory of them all,' 1 he said. As democratic leaders laid convention plans, it was said Robinson was expected to be either the 'keynoter" or the permanent chairman. The name of Senator Barkley (D.- Ky.) also was prominently mentioned in pre-convention discussions. It was said he might have one of the posts, although there was some speculation a northerner might be named. Evidence that President Roose velt and Senator Borah were carrying their campaigns for convention delegates into new primary states greeted political leaders as they turned away from the wave of Lincoln day oratory. To Enter Primaries, Statements that Roosevelt pledged delegates would be entered in the primaries in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania came from democratic leaders in those states, while Borah forces laid the groundwork for the campaigns for the republican nomination 'in Oregon, Wisconsin and probably' other states. That the president will be entered in the Pennsylvania primary was disclosed by Senator Guffey, democratic national committeeman from that state. Despite reports sometime ago that Mayor McNair, of Pittsburgh would oppose the president, Guffey forecast there would be no opposition to the Roosevelt delegates. Senator Moore (D.-N. J.) said a Roosevelt delegation also would be nominated by the democratic organization in New Jersey, but probably would not be formally pledged. In All 15 States. With these developments, some observers believed ultimately the president and Borah would be entered in virtually all of the presidential primaries in 15 states. Borah was proceeding cautiously 5n his planning, but an active campaign headquarters was working overtime in a hotel here co-ordinat- ing his drive. It was being directed by Carl G. Bachmann of West Virginia, former republican whip of the house. Publicity at the Borah headquarters was being handled by Robert Armstrong, veteran Washington correspondent. Bachrnann and Armstrong were contributing: their services, "but a staff of stenographers was being paid from contributions from Borah supporters. Files as Delegate. Bachmann himself has filed as a Borah delegate from West Virginia. He said former Senator Elkins also would run in the West Virginia primary as a Borah delegate. A further attack on administration spending came from Col, Robert R. McCbnnick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune. He fleclared a dictatorship threatened. "The -congress of the United Doctor Uses Skis Dr. Charles A. Manahan of Vinton has been forced to resort to skis in order to reach many of his patients who are snowbound. He is pictured above on one nf his trips. (Iowa Dally Press Photo) SEE CHANCE OF HOUSING LAWS Roosevelt Discusses Need;' . Senate Seeks Action on Two Bills. WASHINGTON, W)--The possibility of new .housing legislation at this session of congress arose Thursday as President Roosevelt called aides to discus the need. Senator Wagner (D., N. Y.), who seeks $1,000,000,000 of federal aid for low cost housing and liberalization of mortgage insurance to stimulate private building, was among the conferees. The senate asked a report of the PWA on the number of its public utility projects, both gas and electric, held up by injunction, along with a general report on this phase of the new deal. Among other developments: Secretary Swanson was ill. Pleurisy after a fall in which he suffered a fractured rib made his condition "serious but not hopeless." Study Congress Powers. Attorney General Cummings said the justice department has studied the constitutional powers . of congress over jurisdiction of federal courts but insisted the survey was "a mere matter of routine." His press conference, statement was made when asked about the as. sertion of Senator Norris (R., Nebr.) that congress could curb the supreme court "if it has the courage to do so." Norris' assertion was made during an attack on the court's invalidation of AAA. Cummings declined comment on Norris' suggestion that congress by legislation could limit the high, court's jurisdiction. President Roosevelt appointed Wayne C. Taylor of Chicago, assistant secretary of the treasury to succeed L. W. Robert who retires Saturday. Senate Seeks Action Fast one-two action on farm relied and neutrality was the schedule outlined Thursday for the senate, while the house struggled toward a vote on the big army bill. By Friday night, senate leaders hoped, the bill providing federal sub. sidies for farmers who conserve soil and thereby control production would be on its way to the house. Defending this bill Senator Norris assailed the decision invalidating AAA. He virtually beckoned new dealers to follow him in a concerted legislative attack designed to curb the supreme court. Divided on Wisdom. But democrats were divided on the wisdom of taking action now. While Senator Pope (D-Ida.) has introduced a bill to require a vote of at least seven of the nine justices before a law can be invalidated, others are opposed to such steps, at least at present. After disposing of the farm bill, Senator Robinson of Arkansas, democratic leader, hopes the cham- ber will pass a neutrality compromise early next week. This compromise, agreed upon by the senate foreign relations committee, would continue the present mandatory embargo on war implements intended for belligerents, and curb loans and credits. But it would not provide some other features, originally sought by the administration, such as authority to slap normal peacetime quotas on exports of other goods to warring nations. Disappointment Keen. Senators Pope, . Nye (R-Ind.), Clark (D-Mo.) and Representative Maverick (D-Tex.), expressed keen disappointment. They want broader legislation. 'Both parties are afraid of' the Italo-American vote," said Maverick. But Senator Johnson (R-Cal.) said the deletion of certain provisions removed the danger that the United States might be drawn into 'another war to enforce peace." He had denounced them as making American co-operation in league of nations sanctions possible. While Washington read of Lincoln day speechmaking over the country and made further plans for national conventions, these further developments drew attention: House on Amendments. The house struggled over amendments to the bill providing a peace time record of $543,000,000 for the army. The military affairs committee voted down an amendment yesterday to provide 800 new planes in the 1937 fiscal year, instead of the 565 in the bill. The federal housing administration, in its annual report to congress, said home mortgage money is now available "on the most attractive terms in history." The federal reserve board was silent on a warning from the federal advisory council that excess bank reserves, totalling- more than $3,000,000,000, should be sharply reduced. The advisory council, composed of representatives from the 12 reserve districts, believes the reserves hold potentialities for credit inflation. The government completed preparations for a wide PWA "white collar" survey which will determine how the dollar of the average American is spent. HERRING SENDS WIRE TO LEWIS Asks Assurance Iowa Coal Miners Can Work Again on Saturday. DES MOINES, /P--Gov. Clyde L. Herring telegraphed John.. L. Lewis, national mine union president, Thursday for definite assurance 'that.'Iowa union miners 'will be allowed to mine coal Saturday. : Meanwhile he spent most of the day arranging for delivery of coal to towns where the shortage is most critical. T asked Lewis for this assur- ance," he said, "because I don't want any misunderstanding or slip up which would interfere with coal production Saturday." Earlier Thursday Frank Wilson of Albia, said the approval of emergency mining voted by the national mine union was effective only last Saturday. He added that mining would be allowed this Saturday because virtually all mines were shut down Monday and miners could work without exceeding the five day provision of the Guffey coal act. Still Bad Enough. The governor said he did not believe the coal shortage has become any mor e critical today, but that "it still is bad enough." He received appeals for coal Thursday from mayors of Strawberry Point, Forest City, Dillon, Panora and several other towns. The Panora mayor wired 50 families there were out of coal, that 50 more would be out by noon and that nearly 100 only had a day's supply of fuel. "Please do something," he entreated. The governor obtained a promise of two truck loads of coal from a Waukee mine if Fanora would send after it. Coal Is Overdue. The Strawberry Point mayor asked the governor to urge the Milwaukee railroad to deliver overdue coal there. The governor conferred with railroad officials and telegraphed the mayor that the coal should arrive Thursday afternoon. "I've had reports," Herring said, "that operators at Centeryille and several other points are raising the price of coal. I doubt if anything can be done about it right now, but I'm certain the public will punish anyone who takes advantage of this situation." ' } Meanwhile state, county and city officials went forward with measures to conserve fuel supplies. Schools, Churches Closed. Schools, churches and some public buildings already were closed in hundreds of Iowa towns and cities, including Ues Moines and Cedar Rapids. Many cities organized special committees to handle emergency fuel cases and ration diminishing supplies. Many Iowa mayors, needing the gubernatorial appeal, issued proclamations asking citizens to shelter families without fuel. An increased number of persons were housed in public buildings. "Community coal piles" were formed in at least a dozen cities. TWO EXTORTION LETTERS SENT Kid Cann Witness Dared to "Give Me Same Dose You Gave Liggett." (Copyright, 1030, by Tlio Associated I'rim) MINNEAPOLIS, UP)--Two anonymous extortion letters threatening Meyer Shuldberg, a defense witness in the first degree murder trial of Isadore (Kid Cann) Blumenfeld, charged with the death of Walter Liggett, newspaper publisher, were under investigation of United States postal authorities Thursday. The first letter, received Jan. 11, last, demanded 55,000 and "dared" Shuldberg "to give me the same dose you gave Liggett." The missives, printed in pencil, were turned over to Maurice I. Ryan, postal inspector in charge of the Minneapolis district, and copies also were given the Hennepin county grand jury. Shuldberg followed Instructions on the advice of authorities but the writer evaded a trap. Signed "Lone Wolf." The next letter, which is signed "The Lone Wolf," follows: "Mr. Meyer Shuldberg: "You do not know me nor do I know you but I have heard and know a lot about you and your mob. You cheap bootlegger. I see by the papers that they have your pet killer in a jam. What I have to say is not personal but strictly a business proposition. "I have been in town three weeks and am hard put for cash. Now I have in my possession certain papers and documents that would make it very embarrassing and may even implicate you in certain matters if ,hey should accidentally fall into .he hands of the attorney general. Wants "Five Grand." "In plain simple language, I want five grand and I want it inside of two weeks or the attorney general's office will receive some startling information. Now, if you think 1 am bluffing I -will dare you to try and call it and see where you wind up. You can contact me by advertising an ad in the personals of the Minneapolis Tribune Wednesday, January 15, stating as follows: " 'L. W.--Please advise as to what action. I am ready to take steps. M. Smith.' "If you are smart, you will do jusiness with me. "The Lone Wolf." "P. S.--How I love to shake down rats of your type and I'll dare you .0 give me the same dose you gave jggett." Inserts Advertisement The envelope was postmarked and addressed Minneapolis, Minn., 10 p. OUR GLASSES PLEASE We have a style and a price just for you -- and you will like both. DRS.WELLS-KITCHEH OPTOMETRISTS no'/; N. Federal A«. Masnn City Have Your Eyes Examined BUY FROM WARDS- "WORLD'S LARGEST, RADIO RETAILERS/ METAL TUBES · WORLD RAftGE · GETS DISTANCE SeeThisl936Mante! Get newest European reception with metal tubes. Get police, amateurs, airplanes, and ships at sea. This ane radio has quality features expensive to buy in the ordinary way. But because there's no middlemen to pay--no expensive national advertising--you pav up to 'A less at Wards, "world's largest radio retailers! · 3-Bond World Range with Airplane Dial, Automatic Volume Control. Licensed by RCA and Hotelline. "B" Battery Special Fresh! fesled, sealed, dated. S3 Down, $4 Monthly Small Carrying Charge 3-Bond world range. batteries inside Finest 12-tufae you buy, we believe. ; MONTGOMERY 102-4-6 South Federal Avenue Telephone 51 m. January 11, 1936. The letter was addressed to "Meyer Shuldberg, president, Chesapeake Brands Inc., 116 Northeast Fifth street, Minneapolis." Shuldberg Inserted the advertisement in a Minneapolis newspaper, as instructed, and five days later received a seocnd note complimenting him on carrying out the orders and telling him to drive his automobile to the Minneapolis City Hospital on a certain day. This Shuld- berg also did and, in accordance with the writers' demands, drove around the block four times, after remaining parked with his automobile headlights burning for ten minutes, Inspector Ryan said. Shuldberg then waited five minutes but no one appeared and he returned home. Views Intended Victim Ryan advanced the theory the author took this means of viewing his intended victim. Since that time Authorities have pressed their search for the anonymous extortionists but without success. . Shuldberg told the grand jury yesterday he had been approached by two men "representing" themselves as policemen who said a third party would "fix" the Kid Cann. case for $10,000. The offer waa rejected by Shuld- berg who is president of the Chesapeake Brands Inc., Minneapolis liquor concern for which Kid Cann is a salesman. Piece of Balloon Is Taken From Nostril DES MOINES, (JP--A physician removed a small piece of toy rubber balloon from the nostril of Alice Rife, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Rife of Des Moincs, bringing relief to a nasal ailment which has bothered the child since the state fair. Be gallant, gentlemen ... remember the little lady romantically with gifts like these! WARD'S Fine linen handkerchiefs, hand rolled. Gloves, sturdy or feminine, for sports or dress. Silk. is ready with your color, your weight, your size! 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