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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME E D I T I O N VOL. XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED VVJRB SEKV1CE MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8,1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 256 I if / h ; 7 i 1 -t · Attack on Tariff Seen Farmers May Act If Process Tax Is Ruled Out. By CHARLES P. STEWAJRT · A S H I N G T O N , Aug. 8. (CPA) -It is hard to think of any thing that would scare American industry worse than a formidable attack on t h e constitutionality of the national tariff system. Yet Agricultural A d j u s t - ment Administrator Chester C. Davis, forecasts such an attack if taxation of crop and meat processors, for the farmers' benefit should be declared unconstitutional by the United States supreme court, as a federal court of appeals already has held it to be. The question presumably will be passed on by the higher tribunal when it reconvenes in the fall. Constitutionalists in congress generally are guessing that'the lower court will be upheld. If so, Davis sees it as a probability that agriculture will retaliate by, assaulting the industrial protective system. He mentions Iowa and Texas farmers as aligned for the campaign now. The betting on Capitol Hill is at odds that all the wheat, tobacco and corn-hog states speedily will join in. No one disputes the government's right to levy taxes for its own support. What Is Disputed. What is disputed is the governmental right to take money out of the pockets of one class of citizenry (the processors 1 to put it into the pockets of another class (the farmers), for what the farmers have not produced or.-have destroyed. The contention is : advanced, indeed, that ; .the ?.;proces^eia--tiaye--npt..footed;; $he bill, but Jia.y£-3Htji!iied' 'ihe tax'on to the ultimate consumer. That, however, is immaterial to the argument. If it is not one class (the process- ers) at whose expense the farming class has benefited nearly one bil- (Titrn to Pace 2, Column 1} BREEN TO INVESTIGATE PROBERS Senate Votes Partial Ban on Gold Suits 200 COMMUNISTS OCCUPY CHURCH Bells Rung by Strikers at Canea, Crete, to Rally Others to Cause. ATHENS, Aug. 8. (-T)--Two hundred communists today occupied a church in Canea, Crete, in what apparently was a strike movement. It was reported in the capital that the Canea demonstrators had failed in efforts to bring about simultaneous strikes in Lassithi and Ayin- kola. After they occupied the church, the Canea strikers rang the church bells in an attempt to rally others to their cause. Using police and soldiers, the Greek government earlier this week suppressed a strike movement which the government characterized as rebellion at Candia, Crete. FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair Thursday night and Friday except possibly local thundershoH-ers in northeast portion Friday. Somewhat warmer in east and central portions Thursday night and in extreme east portion Friday. Not quite so warm in extreme west portion Friday afternoon. MINNESOTA: Generally fair in west, tbundershou'ers probable in east portion Thursday night nnd Friday morning; somewhat cooler in west portion Thursday night and in southwest portion Friday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S o'clock Thursday morning; Maximum Wednesday ftS Minimum in j\igM 70 At 8 \. M. Thursday 7'J Rainfall .01 Although without severely ho', j weather, August has clung to the ' high temperature average established in July. August precipitation up to Thursday morning was considerably under normal although there was no special need for moisturr, June and July having left the soil well saturated. ATTACK IS MADE ONNEWTAXBILL BY VANDENBERG Michigan Senator Says Wall Street Would Get Ford Firm. WASHINGTON, Aug. 8. (.!')--A partial ban on damage suits growing out of the government's nullification of gold payment promises in its contracts was voted today by the senate. The bill was a compromise with the administration's request that the courts be closed completely to such proceedings. It would allow the iling of suits for six months. The measure now goes back to the house, which already has passed it, for consideration of senate amendments. As approved by the house, the resolution would have shut off gold clause suits immediately. Linked With Resignation. The vote by which the senate approved the resolution was 53 to 24. Passage of the gold bill was linked in some discussions with the resignation of J. G. Laylin as assis- :ant general counsel of the treasury. Senator Vandenberg (R-Mich.) told .he senate yesterday he understood Laylin had written a "blistering" etter to Secretary Morgenthau say- ng "he would have no part in repudiation" of gold clause contracts. The 'tax bill moved toward the senate -flopjv^fter- hearing -a spokes- SJan"' for'-; "iftrgatflzed " "business denounce the tax measure passed hy the house, the senate finance committee concluded public hearings on t. Attacks Tax Bill. Senator Vandenberg asserted in the senate today the proposed inheritance taxes would drive the Ford Motor company "into the hands of Wall Street." Declaring he spoke for himself and not for the Fords, Vandenberg called the inheritance levies "confiscation" and said: "Bluntly, it (the Ford company) will be driven into the hands of Wall Street, or its equivalent; and the money-changers, who have striven vainly in years past to achieve this end. and whom this administration. says it proposes to drive from the temple, will have been handed the dominion which In no other manner could be obtained." The Michigan senator delivered his assault on the tax bill even before the finance committee started rewriting the measure. Takes Nearly All. Assuming the Ford company is worth half a billion dollars and that Henry Ford's total estate will be $300,000,000. he said the proposed inheritance levy, on top of the existing estate tax, would take $270,000,000 of that. Other developments: A poll of democrats on the Guffey coal bill was reported authoritatively to have raised grave doubts as to whether the measure would pass the house. A sharp lookout was kept for H. C. Hopson, missing utilities magnate, but no clew was obtained as to when he would be found for questioning by congressional lobby-investigating committees. FERA officials said they would cut three states off the dole Sept. 1. Foulois Out to End Long Controversy' GENERAL FOULOIS. WASHINGTON, Aug. 8. ui--Ma- jor General Benjamin D. Foulois ended a long and bitter controversy between the war department and the house military committee today by retiring as chief of the army y.ir corps. The war department announced that Foulois;- on his own application, was granted leave of.'-absence until Dec!' 22f-At .thai ..time fie will be 64 and automatically retires for age. Foulois, now on temporary leave, has had little direction of air corps activities since the house military subcommittee demanded that Secretary Dern remove him as chief because of charges of inefficiency, rnisstatemcnts made to an investigating committee and other accusations. Dern refused the committee's request and had the inspector general of the army make a complete investigation. On the basis of this report, Dern cleared Foulois of the charges, although he found that the general had made some misstatements to the committee. Woodworking Plants Remain Shut Down in Dubuque Strike DUBUQUE, Aug. 8. UP)--Both woodworking plants here affected by a strike which started Monday remained closed today. Contrary to numerous reports, no attempt at arbitration has been made and none is contemplated in the near future, officials indicated. Union woodworkers continued to picket the Farley and Loetscher and Carr, Ryder and Adams company plants today, but there was no disorder. According to a statement issued late yesterday by officials of one of the plants, operations would be resumed as soon as adequate protection is provided for those who want to return to work. Admits Assaulting Girl. COUNCIL BLUFFS. Aug. 8. (.Pi- William A. Wil:,on, Bluefield, W. Va., who. Police Chief George Bennett said, had admitted an assault on a 12 year old Omaha girl, was expected to enter a pica today to attack charges. NAZIS WIPE OUT MASONIC LODGE More World War Veterans' Organizations Dissolved by Secret Police. BERLIN, Aug. 8. (.T)--The end of all Free Masonic lodges in Germany and the abolition of more World war veterans' organizations were announced today. Reichsfuehrer Hitler's newspaper, Voelkisher Beobachter, stated that on Saturday the last Masonic lodges in the reich, the state lodge of Kax- ony, the Dresden great lodge, and the "German Brethren Chain" of Leipzig, will be dissolved. Secret police today dissolved the veterans' "Steel Helmet" forma'jon in Berlin. Brandenburg, Pommera- nia, and Eastern Mark, the territory along the western ridge of Pomorze, Poland. Property Is Seized. The dissolution of the veteran units was accomplished on the basis of the law of Feb. 28, 1933, far the protection of the people and the state. The property of the Steel Helmet units was seized. After dissolution of the Old Prussian Free Mason lodge July 21 and the gradual disappearance of smaller lodges in a year long campaign, the Free Masons in Germany--first so- called "state enemies"--thus would be wiped out completely. Hitlers' organ, asserting till; secret aim of Free Mason ry was a Jewish world republic, said the forthcoming dissolution would "finish a special chapter in wo:Id history, and the guardian of the nazi ideal will be alert." Hide Their H.icc. Jews accused of trying lo hide their race to escape ami-somilism appeared to stand in the center of nazi determination to purify German blood. Der Angriff, newspaper of Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, minister of propaganda, directed an attack against Jews covering up by becoming Christians, and asked how much longer the Protestant church would continue to baptise Jews. PONDER PLAN TO PUSH BORAH FOR G. 0. P. Tells of Ford Tax Friends B e l i e v e It Is "Now or Never" for Idaho Senator. WASHINGTON, Aug. 8. (.TV- Some of the most intimate political associates of Senator William E. Borah of Idaho are pondering whether to put him forward actively for the republican presidential nomination next year. The decision hinges largely on the question whether the senator is willing to run. He has kept silent on that point, but a nationally known republican who is his close friend said today: "If Borah could be assured of an adequate expense fund and a good campaign manager. I believe he would enter all the presidential primaries, feeling as he does now." j Not First Time. It is not the first time the Idaho I veteran has listened to admirers urging him to make a try for the presidency, but always before his decision has been against it. Now, at 70, he finds his party looking for a candidate who will make the constitution a ringing issue, but who has sufficient liberal leanings to appeal to the western independent wing of republicanism. Now or Never. ,-..For,.:20vyears .he. Jias-been., talked of for .president, and "BisT'friehds attribute to Mm a long cherished natural ambition to sit in the white house. Now, they are advising him that because of the usual hazards of advancing years, he must run now or never. No announcement one way or the other is expected from him in the immediate future. FESS SEES LITTLE CHANCE FOR REPUBLICAN. MOODY, N. Y., Aug. 8. UP)--Former Senator Simeon D. Fess, Ohio republican, expressed the belief today that expenditures of the Roosevelt administration would tend to bring about a democratic victory in 1936. "I don't see how the strongest republican without all that money next year can beat the weakest democrat with nearly five billion dollars at his disposal." said Fess, former republican national chairman. He took the long- view toward 1940 for republican success. Hoover in 1940. "If former President Hoover will continue his wide counsel to the party as in the past," he said, "he should be the strongest factor in the country in 1940." Fess, one-time president of Antioch college at Yellow Springs, Ohio, where he keeps his home, deserted his garden there to come to the Adirondacks for his annual August vacation with friends. The former senator reiterated his belief its spending program gave the new deal administration a powerful level in the next national election. He repeated charges that President Roosevelt's failure to cooperate with former President Hoover after the 1932 election had "cost this country dearly -- and Mr. Hoover got the blame for it." An example ot how the proposed 75 per cent maximum inheritance lax would atfect great wealth was offered to the senate finance committee by Robert H. Jackson, above, counsel lor tlm bureau o£ internal revenue, who cltea the Fpid tortune. Conceding that the levy might "convert what Is "ifowSa family Industry, into a widely-owned one," the witness denied the Ford Motor company, a S600,000,000 concern, would be abandoned or closed because of the ta.v. Jackson testified Edsel Ford was reported to have acquired 41 1 / 2 per cent of outstanding slock, not touched by inheritance or slate taxes. The elder Ford's interest now would be approximately §354,000,000 based on the $600,000,000 valuation. FAIL TO AGREE Rogers Finally Compromises by Letting Post Have His Way. JUNEAi;. Alaska. Aug. S. (/D-Wiley Post and Will Rogers mildly disagreed today over plans for resuming their flight over Alaska in Post's new red pontoon-equipped monoplane. Post, the round-the-world flyer, urged a quick takeoff for Nome so he could "lasso a reindeer." Inasmuch as weather forecasts were unfavorable. Rogers said he would compromise and "let Wiley do his fishing." The two, flying in the plane Post has announced he will use in a flight to Moscow, arrived here yesterday from Seattle, a trip they made in eight hours and 15 minutes. Mrs. Po.st, who had been expected to accompany her husband and Kogeis. remained in Seattle. HUNT RENEWED FOR BOY'S BODY Search Made From Air and Land After Fall Down Mountainside. CAMP CHIEF OURAY. Colo., Aug. 8. I.-?)--From above and below, by land and air, a feverish search was renewed at dawn today for the body of William Brode, 15, Memphis, Tenn., camper, believed imprisoned in a funnel shaped crevice on the slopes of Lindbergh peak. As the lad's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Julien Brode, took off in their chartered plane from Dallas, Tex., bound for Denver, an observation ship of the national guard circled over the almost perpendicular cliffs of the peak. Bob Armstrong of Denver, a seasoned climber, started from below to guide a party to the scene of the tragedy while others, with 800 feet of rope, went above the point where Robert Henderson of Omaha. Nebr.. 15, companion of Brode. believed the I Memphis youth fell. | Hits Mountain Twice. "Erode suddenly fell," Henderson .said. "He hit the mountain twice. I called and called to him but he never answered me." The lads were descending a mountain adjoining Lindbergh peak, a two mile high granite sentinel, when their attention was distracted by a sound as of falling rocks. A moment later Erode lost his footing. Brodc's weak heart had caused him to be left fishing at Monarch lake. Tuesday while other members of a Y. M. C. A. summer camp were taken on a supervised mountain climb. Stung by .lests. Apparently Brode had been stung by jests of the other boys about his having to remain near the camp, for he was heard to respond, in a soft drawl: "Some day I'll climb the biggest old h i l l in Colorado." Shortly afterward he and Henderson started out. Whether they reached the top of the height where death rame to the youth was not clear from Henderson's broken story. They wrre descending at a point about 3,000 feet above surrounding terrain at the time of the accident. ' ETHIOPIA PLANS SECRET MISSION TO JAPAN SOON Italy Declares Country Will Need No Help for War. ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 8. W)-Governmental plans for an Ethiopian mission to Japan, to leave Addis Ababa soon, were disclosed today. The mission, it was said by an authority, is to be headed by Baba Birrou, former official of the foreign office. The purpose of the Ethiopian party will be kept a close secret. (In recent days, rumors have been heard in Ethiopia, but officially denied, that a Japanese mission was on its way to the Ethiopian capital.) The German legation scoffed at rumors that Gen. Hans Ktindt, former commander of the Bolivian army, was in Ethiopia, describing it as an "invented story." (The Bolivian legation in Berlin stated that General Kundt is still living in Bolivia. Although born a German, he has become a naturalized Bolivian.) RECERT MANEUVERS TO INVOLVE 500,000 MEN. ROME, Aug. 8. (.«--With secret military maneuvers involving perhaps 500,000 men scheduled shortly for northern Italy, an Italian : gd-irernrifen£~spokesmari said taSay that'-Itaiy - needs no outside help, "financial or otherwise," in her struggle with Ethiopia. He made this statement in denying reports that Italy tins been seeking cotton credits in New York and he characterized the reports as "stupid." The spokesman said thousands of rumors concerning "Italian requests for loans have been circulated." Have Denied Rumors. 'We have denied them time after lime because there is no foundation 1'or them," he said. The spokesman said that as far as the foreign office knew, reports of a protest filed by the British government with Ambassador Grand! in London over Italian press attacks on Great Britain were equally unfounded. "We know nothing of this and therefore it cannot be true," he stated. TJttle Change Seen. He said there was little change in the general Italo-Ethiopian situation except that it was likely the conferences among Italy, France and Great Britain would start about the middle of August in Paris. Meanwhile the steamship Aventino sailed from Naples with 124 soldiers of the medical corps and 12 officers. It will pick up 90 officers and 350 soldiers of the medical corps at Cagliari, Sardinia. Tonight the steamer Colombo is scheduled to sail for Cagliari with 167 officers. 1,900 regular soldiers and 450 skilled workmen. More Than 300 at Iowa Rural Letter Carriers' Meeting IOWA CITY, Aug. 8. (.T)--Attendance mounted above 300 today as sessions opened at the convention of the Iowa rural letter carriers' association. While the carriers concentrated on organization business and frolicked at convention entertainments. Iowa rural mail deliveries continued unbroken under the direction of substitute carriers. Delegates started activities last night at a ball given by he Iowa City Chamber of Commerce. The three-day meeting closes with election of officers Saturday. Judge Is III; Delay Hayes Ouster Case SIOUX CITY, Aug. S. I.T--The removal hearing for W. D. Hayes, suspended Sioux City mayor, was postponed today when District Judge W. W. Scott, Ravenport, suffered an attack of intestinal influenza. The judge was taken to a hospital. CarhV. Riley, Carroll, the jurist's court reporter said, after talking with physicians, that Judge Scott was not seriously ill. "He is suffering a sudden attack o£ flu," Riley said, "but doctors told him he probably would be sufficienl- ly recovered to leave the hospital tonight and resume the hearing tomorrow." Havncr Files Motion. The judge, appointed by the Iowa supreme court as a special jurist to hear the removal action, was to hear arguments today on the prosecution motion filed last night. In this motion, H. M. Havner, special prosecutor asked the court to strike portions of the suspended mayor's answer to the removal petition. He also asked that Hayes be required to file a more specific statement as to the steps he claimed he took to curb violation of liqiwr and gambling laws in Sioux City. Until yesterday, the suspended mayor had sought to forestall the removal hearing. He suddenly changed his tactics, however, charg- ng that a "conspiracy" was formed Lo remove him from office in order to obtain dismissal or "advantageous settlement" of pending paving fraud suits he had been instrumental in filing. "Constitutes No Defense." Havner replied with his motion to strike Hayes' charges on the ground that they "constituted no defense" to the accusations made by the Woodbury county "graft" grand jury that the suspended mayor failec to aittempt to suppress lawlessness in.Sioux City,.., ·_ ' Harner declared Hayes' answer was made "solely for the purpose of attempting- to obtain unfavorable publicity lor the prosecutors uf the removal action. The suspended mayor named C, F. Lytle, Sioux Dty contractor, a re- nsurance corporation, other con- iractors and surety companies. Verne Marshall, Cedar Rapids Gazette editor, and Havner as the al- 'eged "conspirators." Denies Hayes' Charge. Marshall emphatically denied Hayes' charges at Cedar Rapids, declaring the Gazette acted "on its own initiative" in "showing up crooks in Sioux City" and that "no one invited or paid us a penny to do so." Meanwhile, Sioux City police held ay Kavanaugh, also known as Cabana, in jail today on a charge of murderous assault filed by County Attorney Rawlings after investigation of a slugging attack Tuesday light on V. W, Stevens, a witness Before the "graft" grand jury. Stevens said Kavanaugh slugged him with a beer bottle and that he believed the attack was an attempt 'to get even" with him for his rrand jury testimony. Motion Filed by Maley. The court also had before it a motion filed by Walter Maley, first assistant attorney general indicted 'or conspiracy to operate gambling houses and devices. Maley asked suppression of tho ndictment against him. He also filed an alternative motion for a separate trial, arguing in both motions that Havner acted as special prosecutor without proper author- ty. The first aassistant attorney gen- ·ela and his chief. Atty. Gen. Edward L. O'Connor, were jointly indicted with two score other persons for reputed operation of a statewide gambling ring. O'CONNOR PICKS FORTDODGEMAN AS PROSECUTOR Resigns as Chairman of Webster County Demo Committee. ·DES MOINES, Aug. 8. (.-D--Atty. Gen. Edward L. O'Connor today appointed Maurice J. Brcen, Fort Dodge, as special assistant attorney general to conduct the investigation of the Woodbury county '·graft" grand jury ordered by the state executive council. The council met immediately and approved O'Connor's selection, agreeing to pay Breen $4 an hour for office work and ,f40 a day for trial work. Breen then announced he would resign as chairman of the Webster county Democratic Central committee. 73 Sign Petitions. The council earlier this week ordered its "investigation of the investigation," after studying petitions signed by 73 Woodbury county (Sioux City) residents. The petitioners declared they believe inquiry would disclose "political movtivcs" behind the grand jury's investigation of reputed graft and corrpution in public office, which has resulted in indictment of more than two score persons, including Attorney General 3'Connor, his first assistant, Walter Maley, two Iowa special agents and a county sheriff. Gov. Clyde L. Herring said the special prosecutor also would investigate reports of "purchased ami perjured testimony." . ; Breen is 46 and was .a Beautiful Iowa! (E. P. Chase in Atlantic News-Telegraph) It is good to be alive in Iowa just now. The state would seem to be on the threshold of the greatest era of progress and prosperity in her history. It pays to keep faith in Iowa. She always comes through. $12 HOG COMES BACK IN CHICAGO Prices Score Another Sharp Advance to Reach Six Year High. CHICAGO, Aug. 8. i.Tt--The 512 hog came back today for the first time in six years. Scoring another sharp' advance, hog prices here rose to $12 a hundredweight in early rounds, the h/ghest price since August. 3.929. when a top of $12.25 was reached. Starvation supplies of hogs at marketing centers coupled with the fact that storage supplies are abnormally scant formed the basis of the market strength. Including the S2.25 a hundredweight processing tax, which packers use in figuring their costs, best hogs today cost in the neighborhood of S 14.25, the highest Since 1926. . . . · · L .. ;.^- -- -- "·· --~», 1 ""»::«»oowl^r ted in practice with his brother, Ed Breen, Webster county attorney. Confers With Governor. Breen came here this morning and conferred with O'Connor. D'Connor then talked with Governor Herring and announced his selec- '.ion. The governor called the coun- :il meeting. The special state investigator said he would go to Sioux City at once and establish headquarters here. O'Connor said as many special agents as Breen requires to make us investigation will be placed at his disposal. "I'm a lawyer." Breen declared 'not a politician. I'm only interested n finding out whether complaints of JOlitical motives and purchased testimony made by Sioux City residents can be supported by the evidence." (i Investigation Points. Attorney General O'Connor's ap- ilication to the executive council for Breen's appointment set out the six following points for the "investigation of the investigation;" "1. The underlying motives back of ^the alleged graft investigation. "2. The sources of revenue which is apparently being expended by persons not connected with or intcr- (Tum to Tune 2. Column .1) College Education 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 n_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" this 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 f i n a n - cial self-help on the campus. In- close 10 cents to cover cost, handling and postage. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Inormation bureau, Frederic ,1. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose hrrewith 10 cents in roin (carefully wrapped) for the new booklrt, "How to Get a College Education." Name Street City, State (Mail to Washington, D. C.);

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