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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS" HOME E D I T I O N VOL. XLI KIVE CENTS A COM ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1935 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 255 lowans in Washington Congressmen Start to Get Anxious to See Home State. CONSPIRACY' CHARGED BY HAYES By MUNKO KEZER . A S H I N G T O N , A u g . 7. UP-- Hawkeyc c o n- gressmen are getting restless to get back to Iowa and see just how tall the "tall corn" is. But. party affiliations affect their views of how quickly congress should adjourn. The three republicans should quit right now. T h e y h a v e thought so for several w e e k s. T h e y can't see that the legislation being advanced is going to be of any benefit, they say, and they think hot, summer sessions are a handicap to thoughtful legislation. The democrats, while getting increasingly anxious to start homeward, for the most part want to see the major legislation on the so- called "must" list pushed through first. Obligated to Serve. "This is our job," said Representative Hubert Utterback, Des Moines democrat. "We are elected to serve for two years and if it takes two full years to do our job we ought to stay right here and do it." Representative Otha D. Weann, Hastings democrat, likewise "catft see any reason why we shouldn't stay right here until we get done" even as he perspiringly admits he would like to be "back on the farm." Somewhat in contrast, Representative Guy M. Gillette, Cherokee democrat, thinks congress should wind up as quickly as possible. Stays by Ship. Representative B. M. Jacobsen, Clinton democrat, also is ready to TO home at the first opportunity, ..-but the'veteran of the Iowa- contingent is sticking with the ship while it's here. Representative Fred Biermann, Decorah democrat, anxious for adjournment, nevertheless thinks it should not come until a battery of major legislative pieces are completed. Shortens Next Session. Aside from the partisan differences as to the merit of the legislation being enacted, there is another political factor involved in Ihe emphasis on the time of adjournment. The more legislation which can be disposed of at this time, the shorter the session beginning next January will be. A short session is a democratic goal, as it would cut off the republican campaign speeches in congress. · Most congressmen anyway would prefer a short session next year, so as to be able to be home closer to the scene of their campaigns for re- nomination and re-election. Candidacy Is Unlikely. Representative Fred C. Gilchrist, Laurens republican, may be sought as a republican senatorial candidate but there is little likelihood hi will let himself-be drawn Into a pn- mary race against Senator L. J. Dickinson. Gilchrist refuses to discuss the possibilities suggested in Iowa that he become a senatorial candidate, but left little doubt he did not care to make a test trip in a contest with the incumbent senator who will be up for re-election next year. Cedar Heights,Cedar Falls Merger Voted CEDAR FALLS, Aug. 7. (IP)-The municipality of Cedar Heights will be merged .with that of Cedar Falls, of which it is a suburb, Sept. 1 and their respective school districts also merged on that date, as the result of an election yesterday. Cedar Falls voted four to one for Rhode Island Voters Turn Backs on New Deo/ DISTRICT NAMES REPUBLICAN FOR NATIONAL HOUSE Schoolboys Are Drilled in Threatened Ethiopia^ the merger, three to one. and Cedar Heights G. 0. P. Leaders Declare "Turning of Worm" Has Started. PROVIDENCE, R. I., Aug. 7. CP) -Rhode Island's first congressional district today turned its back on the new deal, electing an anti-administration republican to the national house of representatives. Charles R. Risk of Saylesville, a republican, who campaigned to the tune of "repudiate the administration's acts," was chosen as yesterday's special congressional election to succeed a democrat who walked into the seat at the last regular election with a plurality of 21,000. He defeated State Treasurer Antonio Prince of Woonsocket, democratic supporter of the new deal, which was the chief issue of a bitter campaign, by a plurality of more than 10,000. Returns Arc Complete. The complete returns for the 112 election districts gave: Risk (R) 48,023. Prince (D) 35,054. ' They battled for. the seat won at the last regular balloting by Francis B. Condon, a "pa!" of Risk. Condon recently was appointed to the state supr.eme court bench. In RhoHe Island, political observers saw in the election the "turning of the worm." They interpreted Risk's victory not only as a rebuke to President Roosevelt's policies, but also a sign of disapproval of the state democrats, who took control of Rhode Island last November for the first time. Risk Makes Statement. Democratic chieftains had no comment. Risk said: "As far as the national administration and its effect on my campaign is concerned, I feel that the lack of co-ordination between the chief executive of the United States and the numerous governmental, alphabetical subdivisions together with the chief executive's seeming lack of interest in the welfare of the war veterans contributed to my election." Representative Hamilton Fish (R N. Y.) one of the most outspoken critics of the Roosevelt administra tion, today called Risk's victors "the first real expression of the peo pie on the New Deal." Felt in Other Offices. The republican turnover was '.eel all along the line. Prince was de feated in his home precinct; Ris won in his home town, which wen democratic at the November elec tion, and Central Falls, birthplac of Risk, voted republican for the first time in a score of years. Then, Pawtucket elected a republican state representative in a district normally overwhelmingly democratic; East Providence elected a republican state senator by 1.800 more votes than it did a year ago, and Newport elected its first republican mayor in almost 20 years. Senator Hastings of Delaware, head of the republican senatorial campaign committee, had this to say: Liberties in Danger. "The election in Rhode Island shows that when the American people find that American principles and American liberties are in danger, they stand ready to crush those (Turn (o Puce 3. Column 1) vmmirsrers of school age are drilled w i t h ominous intensity, as an Italian invasion is Ihreat- e n e d T n C r R « i , r a r " e wooden. llTLSchoolboys, In the meantime, are being dri.led with wooden guns with real baronets attached. Observe the strange headgear of the youths. TfoWeather FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday; somc- wliat warmer in northeast and cast central portions Thursday. MINNESOTA: Partly cloudy and somewhat unsettled Wednesday night and Thursday, possibly local showers in northeast portion; somewhat warmer in northeast portion Wednesday night and Thursday; not so warm in extreme northwest. Thursday afternoon. . IN'MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning: Maximum Tuesday Minimum in Night At 8 A. M. Wednesday TEMPERATURES CLIMBING AGAIN Iowa Mercuries Reach Upper Nineties: Forecast Is Fair and Warm. DBS MOINES, Aug. 7. l.T)--Tem- peratures climbed into the uppei nineties in Iowa again today, threat enins to exceed yesterday's top reading of 96. A continuation of fair, warm weather is expected tomorrow. The high mark of 96 was rccorde at Clarinda, Lamoni, Burlington Keokuk and Davenport. Sioux Citv and Council Bluffs had 94: DC Moines 93, and Dubuque 90. There was no precipitation re ported during the last 24 hourJ i Skies were clear today. Talk About Robbery -at Celebration ACKX.EY, Aug.-?.--AcWey,today celebrated its annual sauerkraut day But the topic of conversation among small and large groups around the street corners was not the free sauerkraut and wieners which were distributed at noon. The main subject of conversation was the daring and nonchalance exhibited by bandits who entered the Ackley State bank just before it closed yesterday afternoon and walked out with about .$2,000. Officers today checked descrip tions of the bandits. Many persons were found on the street who yesterday saw the bandits--although at the time that they were bandits was far from their thoughts. Used Mitchell County Car Full descriptions were available but aside from that officers had little to go on. They used a i ord v-s coach with 66 county (Mitchell county) license number. Mrs W. H. Thompson of Eldora, sheriff of Hardin county, today said she thought the description of the bandits indicated they comprised a different gang than pulled the robberies at Elma, Buffalo Center and Rockford, earlier this year. Deputy Sheriff Davidson was here investi- Theories and speculations on the activities of the bandits were advanced today as Ackley indulged in a program of free acrobatic acts on the streets, ball game, band con- ert and drill by the high school and, class C champions in Iowa, 'hat Ackley was preparing for the elebration' yesterday apparently made the robbery somewhat easier 'or the bandits. Several Saw Robbers. W. E. Bruggeman of Ackley, ormerly of Mitchell county, saw he bandits stop in front of the Pries 'rocery store, although at that time e did not know they were bandits. He said that although the bandits ore dark glasses, he did not recog- lize them as natives of Mitchell ounty. Leo Mlkesh of the L. and L. shop also said today that he saw the ban- lits as the ca'r was parked in front of the hank, probably 15 minutes before any of them entered the hank. If called to identify the bandits he said he would gladly do so. Two of the bandits entered the bank after walking around the block. One of them showed a revolver and ordered, "Get flat on the floor." One Customer Present. H. S. Lekwa, cashier, and G. H. Ballard and Erma Hagenstein, cashiers, obeyed at once. Johannes Cobie, farmer from south of town who was in the bank on business, was also told to get down on the floor. One of the bandits guarded the door and the other took Lekwa to the vault. This was time locked. Outside, however, was considerable cash due to a corn-hog payment. Quickly the bandits scooped up all the cash and fled in less than (Turn In T*f 3, Column 2) Truck Driver Killed. MONMOUTH, HI.. Aug. 7. f/n-- V. R. Kissinger, 36, Burlington, lowa, truck driver, was killed today by a Burlington railroad train at a main street crossing here. ITALY SOMMONS MORE OFFICERS All Prospective Officers of 1909 to 1914 Classes Ordered to Train. SITUATION AX A GLANCE. ROME--Populace demonstrates in favor of new mobilization; more potential officers summoned. ADDIS ABABA -- Emperor gives assurances of foreigners' safety in Ethiopia. PARIS--Feud in Haile Selassie's own family reported threatening to split Ethiopia. LONDON -- Ramsay MacDonald becomes acting prime minister as lead is yieldled to France for tri-powers talks. Man May Be Able to Take Century Nap\\ rr I HTr. ROME, Aug. 7. UP)--The war department summons more potential officers from home and abroad today as the populace, aroused anew by Premier Mussolini's order constituting three new divisions, acclaimed his Ethiopian policy. All prospective officers of the classes from 1909 to 1911 (men born in those years) who have not completed officers' training were ordered by the war department to resume it by Nov. 15. They will complete the training by next Ma 15. To Pensioned Officers. The order also applied to pensioned officers under 39 who "still aspire" to readmission to military service, as well as officers who have left the service because of foreign residence. The press alternated in heaping praise on the "unwavering determi nation" of Italy and flinging deri sive phrases at Great Britain anS the league of nations. II Popolo Di Roma said a calm survey undoubtedly would disclose that British policy in the last fev. (Turn to Tacr 3. Oiltimn 1) 'CONFISCATION" CRY IS RAISED ATTAX MEASURE 'ittsburgh Democratic Mayor Makes Attack on New Bill. WASHINGTON, Aug. 7. (.D--Ttw ,,ry of "confiscation" was raised against the new tax bill today by a spokesman for organized business and by William McNair, democratic ·nayor of Pittsburgh. Their assults on the measure came after Robert H. Jackson, counsel for the internal revenue bureau, had urged the senate to adopt President Roosevelt's suggestion "or an intercorporate dividend tax and graduated tax and graduated taxes on net corporation income. The house has rejected the first anl altered the second. Calls It Confiscalory. While some members of the senate finance committee roared at his sallies, McNair denounced the bill as "confiscatory" and the administration as a whole as "communistic." "Bigness is no harm," he said. "I'm a democrat, but you ought not Hurley and Committee in Clashes WASHINGTON, Aug. 7. l.-P)--In a hearing punctuated by frequent clashes, Patrick J. Hurley, Hoover secretary of war, testified to the senate lobby committee today his law firm had received .$100,000 in the last three years from the Associated Gas and Electric System. Explaining he represented the Shareholders, he asserted: "I've never taken a case from anyone that was incompatible with the public welfare and these shareholders have constitutional right to BERKELEY, Cal., Aug. 7 Want to see what the world looks ike 100 years or even 1,000 years Irom now ? _ The time may come, says Dr. Robert E. Cornish. Berkeley scient- st when a man may do so simply bv' "Oing to a. laboratory, having himself frozen solid and put away vith a tag indicating when he wishes to be thawed out. Dr Cornish's experiments last year "in reviving dogs put to death clinically attracted wide attention. The possibility of a century nap was brought up during his comments today on experiments m which Dr. Ralph Willard, Hollywood gland research specialist, revived a monkey after it bad been frozen stiff for three days. Dr. Cornish said Dr. Willard's work "seems to be quite a remarkable achievement," and opened up great possibilities. "It has been known for years that you can take young fish, freeze them solid and then thaw them out, and they will recover entirely. He (Dr. Willard) is the first to do it with warm blooded animals. "This experiment makes it possible to take a man of, say 40 years of age, inject sodium citrate into take the money away from the bi_ fellows. My idea is don't give it to ·em in the first place, by lowering Fred H. Clausen of Horicon, Wis. chairman of the -committee on fed- my services." During one of the frequent altercations with committee members, the outspoken Hurley shouted: Accuses Committeemen. "Oh, yes, you gentlemen are all prosecutors." Frequently he accused committeemen of "putting words in my mouth" and at one point inquired sarcastically why he was not asked if he had quit beating his wife. "I am a gold fish in a bowl," he shouted another time. "You can sec me from any angle." Hurley said he received $50,000 for appearing before the senate banking committee year before last, 125,000 the following year for representing Associated before the .radc commission and in other mat- .ers and .$25,000 this year for aiding in its activities against the utility bill. Denies Ever Lobbying. Hurley denied he ever had lobbied Chairman Black denied the com mittee was unfair to Hurley. He re Cntljrjliaii vi ui*. v-"""------- - . era! finance of the Chamber of Commerce of the United. States told the committee the chamber did not accept estimates tJiac the measure as passed by house would yield $270,000,000. Could Be Belter Done. Even if they were correct, he said, the gap between outlay and income could be narrowed w'.tj much less "economic injury if the jovernment cut that much from expenditures." After asscrlin graduated n *U:ier iiQai;i«."i5 n . corporation income rates suggested by President Roosevelt would produce desirable consequences from many standpoints, Jackson said: "If intercorporate dividends continue to be entirely exempted from taxation, there would be a powerful temptation for large corporations further to complicate their capital structures by organizing a series of nneratin" subsidiaries, each one ot which would be able to take advantage of the lower rates in the early brackets. Would Defeat Purpose. 'This would not o d e f e a t the fused to let tie former" secretary ol war. make a Qnp.1 speech" to~the com mittee. Hurley Jeft the stand advising th committee to read the golden rule Joseph P. Tumulty, former secre tary to President Wilson and now an attorney here, called next, sair he was employed by a number o utility companies for advice in con nection with the Wheeler-Rayburn bill. Questioned by Black. Questioned by Black, he said he had received ,?6,000 from the Ameri can Waterworks, $2,500 from Pub lie Service of New Jersey, and ?12, 500 each from the Commonwealth and Southern and City Service corporation. That totals $33,500. Out of this, he said, he had pai or intended to pay $2,500 each to two associates and $5,000 to forme Senator Moses (R-N. H.). FAVORABLE END TO PAVING SUITS SOUGHT, CLAIM Sioux City's Suspended Mayor Names Havner, Lytle, Marshall. SIOUX CITY, Aug. 7. GP--W. D. Hayes,.suspended Sioux City mayor, today filed an answer to removal proceedings aga:nst him and charged a "conspiracy" was formed to remove him from office in order to obtain dismissal or "advantageous settlement" of pending paving suits. The suspended mayor, who faces reopening of his removal suit tomorrow, named C. F. Lylle, Sioux City contractor; officers of the Inter-Ocean Reinsurance corporation, representatives of contractors and surety companies, H. M. Havner, special grand jury prosecutor, and Verne Marshall, Cedar Rapids Gazette editor, as parlies to the con- piracy. Seek Paving Refunds. He declared the paving suits ·ere instituted against several pav- ng contractors and their sureties uring his administrations as may- r to obtain refunds on pavins vhich was not laid according to pecifications. He declared in his answer that: "Some time during the month o£ January, 1935, a conspiracy was formed between the said F. C. Lytle and the officers of the Interocean Reinsurance corporation and representatives o{ contractors and surety companies involved in the said pav^ ing suits, to secure, il possible, the removal of this Defendant,-- """""· He described all friends, saying he three as ol had consulte' Moses to viewpoint character." get on his "congressiona legislation of thi of age, inject sodium citrate into "in» ^" t 'he graduated tax, but his blood, freeze him and put him , P ur P° se ° jo,," , v % crv ert it by fur- away for a thousand years, or as ^"""P^atine capital structures i . . ,,. ~ - ·L.« ;^ imnf frnff-n vnrv rnla iner cuntiJi'va--'*i . c_ _ ,_,_· ,,-,, long as he is kept frozen very cold to prevent any changes in the body. Then thaw him out and he would go on living." 4,500 State Beer Permits Are Sold DES MOINES, Aug. 7. CP--E, J. Rahm, secretary of the state beer permit board, said the sale of new $3 state beer permits has reached 4 500, netting the state enforcement fund 512,500. Rahm said the fund probably would be kept intact to defray expenses of subpoening witnesses if any licence revocation ap- I plications are filed. IOWA BUYS NEW CARS (Tracy Garrett in Burlington Hawkeye-Gazette) lowans hove bought approximately 75 per cent more new cars during the first six months of 1935 than they bought during the same period a year ago. In the first half of W:H, 20,105 new cars were purchased by lowans. This year the number increased to 35,312. The actual figures are astonishing although motor car dealers hove generally been reporting a heavy increase in new car sales and who has not noticed the number of new cars on the streets and highways and commented upon it? The sales ore fairly evenly distributed throughout the 99 counties of the state in proportion to population. However it is noticeable that with the exception of one or two of the more populous counties, the largest percentage of increase in proportion to population is in rural sections. Thus, while southeastern lowa on the whole runs about on the state average, Louisa county shows an increase of more than 100 per cent, one of the highest in the state. These figures speak well for lowa. This state has hod entirely too much unfavorable publicity for years, with our troubles magnified and tales of woe broadcast. It is high time we let the country know that lowa is "not so bad oft. Let us hope these new car purchase figures reach other sec. tions of the Union that have been told and told that lowa is having such o hard time. He said he had received valuabl counsel and advice from Moses an the others, and that they were no · to contact members o committee investigator employed congress House tner cuuuJuva-«-"»5 ^.*|-.--~ already too complicated. This may be prevented by taxing the dividends which would be received from «uch subsidiaries sufficiently to offset any tax advantage which mignt be derived from their creation. Jackson estimated 539,700,000 m revenue could be raised by reducing to 85 per cent the present 100 pel cent exemption of intercorporate dividends from the corporation m- CO Senator McNary of Oregon, republican leader, said there was a likelihood that congress could adjourn by Aug. 17, indicating a disposition among members of hi* party to expedite the tax bill. To Study Oil Control. At his regular press conference, President Roosevelt said he probably will recommend legislation at this session setting up an agency to study oil production control. Mr Roosevelt declined to disclose whether he will sign the bill now on his desk restoring full pension payments to Spanish-American war VE Proposed changes in the Guffey coal stabilization bill were revealed in an effort to stimulate a public reaction which would force the measure out of the house ways and means committee. lowan Fatally Injured and Two Others Hurt in Collision of Autos ,, _____ last night went to Hurley's home i nearby Virginia seeking H. C. Hop son, missing "mainspring" of th Associated system. Hurley, who was paid $25,000 by the utility company, called the procedure a "disgraceful outrage." He denied he knew where Hopson was. POST AND ROGERS HOP FOR JUNEAU Mrs. Post Decides at Last Minute Not to Make Russian Trip. SEATTLE. Aug. 7. (.Ti-- Wiley Post and Will Ropers, airplane cronies, hopped at 9:15 a. m. (Pacific Standard Time) today, presumably for Juneau, Alaska. Mrs. Post made a last minule decision not to fly with them. She said the trip "may be too strenuous." Rogers, the gum chewing comedian, remarked: "We may have to stop and get a fish dinner at Ketchikan, before we get to Juneau," he said. The flying distance to Juneau, the first stop on a flight which may see Post going to Siberia and Moscow, while Rogers leaves him in Alaska, is between 950 and 1,000 miles. o Sioux- CSty,'hoping obtain a dismissal of said pending- paving suits, or a settlement of the same which would be advantageous." "Raised by Contribution." Hayes further charged that a 'sum of money was raised by contribution" and that "the services" of Verne Marshall were procured. He declared Marshall "published and gave forth a large number of statements concerning vice conditions in Sioux City" which the suspended mayor asserted were intended to "deceive the public into the belief that the city government of Sioux City had utterly broken down and that there was a condition of lawlessness existing which called for the investigation of conditions in Sioux City." To Further Conspiracy. Hayes declared that Havner came to Sioux City "in furtherance of said conspiracy" and offered his services to the county without charge as a special grand jury prosecutor. The suspended mayor charged Havner, "either by intimidation of certain witnesses, or by duress or improper influence upon said grand jury, "obtained a recommendation for his removal. He declared lie was not given the right to meet the charges in this recommendation prior to the time (Turn In I'nirr 3, Column 2) College Education CEDAR RAPIDS, Aug. 7. l.T)-- Harry Shekelton, 52, Marion, was fatally injured, and his daughter, Alice" and his brother-in-law, Ira Hinman of Minneapolis were seriously injured Tuesday when an automobile driven by Hinman collided with a gravel truck on highway 30 west of Cedar Rapids. Joe Rierier, driver of the truck, was un- j h u r t . Every year thousands of youths abandon the ambition to enter college merely because they are without accurate information as to present day costs and expenses o.~ because they fail to realize how many opportunities exist on every campus for financial self-help. To assist ambitious and determined youngsters "over the hump" .his season, the Globe-Gazette offers a timely new service booklet. "How to Get a College Education." Just off the press; carries detailed tabulations on tuition fees, board and room and incidental expenses in all the principal colleges and universities from coast to coast; scores of pratical suggestions on ways and means of financial self-help on the campus. In- close 10 cents to cover cost, handling and postage. Use coupon. Illinois Milling Plant Destroyed by Blaze DECATUR, 111., AIIR. ~. OTi-- Chapman, Doakes Milling company, plant was destroyed by fire of undetermined origin early today wi'.h a loss estimated by R. W. Chapman, one of Ihe owners of between S130,- 000 and ?150,000. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Inormation bureau, Frederic ,1. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 10 cents in coin (carefully wrappcdl for the new booklet, "How to Get a College Education." Name Street City, State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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