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''. L 0 N E 3 M E M i 1 r OF i North Iowa's DAILY PAPER the Home "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED VVI11E SEKV1CB MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7,1934 PEIt CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 128 Senate Does Unbalancing House Usually Gets Blamed for Trying to Stage Raids. 2 LOCAL MEN SEEK STATE OFFICE IT PLCMMEU A S H I N G T O N , March 7. UP-Oddly e n o u g h , under the present administration, it seems to be the senate and not the house th'at is doing the "unbalancing" of the budget. The house usually gets blamed for trying to stage raids on the public treasury and in the past presidents have had a habit of turning to the senate for salvaging jobs. The reverse has been true in the present congress..Last June the senate all but smashed the economy act for a while by adopting an amendment which would have added between 150 and 180 millions of dollars to the federal pension system. Tha house came to the president's rescue and forced the senate to knuckle under. The same thing happened in the senate this session. The house passed the independent offices appropriation bill without restoring governemnt employes' wages or going against the administration's wishes with regard to veterans. Senate Action Puzzling. The senate came along and in rapid succession adopted amendments restoring both salaries of federal employes and increasing veterans' allowances to the point where the president felt it necessary to use the threat of a veto of the entire bill. When it is considered that senators are elected for six years while all of the 435 representatives mus* face their electorates every two years, it makes it the more difficult to understand why the latter at any time -would pass up such a vote-get · s3 veterans' allow ^-^ ":;'.'It" c i*:inore .difficult for veterans lobbies"-to avenge themselves on senators than on representatives. House Bound by Rules. The reason, of course, why the house signed the independent office: appropriation bill on the dotted lim at first, leaving the provisions re garding veterans untouched, is tha it had little or no choice in th matter. By an extremely slender margir the house early in the session bar adopted a special rule so wordei that members were prevented from making any attempt to tamper wit! the administration's economy pro posals. House rules, described by tha body's own parliamentarian as "per haps the most finely adjusted, sci entifically balanced, and highl technical rules of any parliamentar oody in the world," kept member In line on this proposition, rathe than their own inclination. . $50,000 BLAZE AT IDA GROVE Five Story Mill Destroye by Fire of Unknown Origin. IDA GROVE, March 7. (JP)-- Fir of unknown origin early today do stroyed 'the five story mill and see house owned by C. C. Crawford a a loss estimated between $40,00 and $50,000. The fire was discovered by Ra Peterson, a truck driver. Four hundred thousand pounds of pop corn, gfrain, seeds and feed were lost in the blaze. The headquarters of Dr. A. S. Morris, a veterinarian, and the Shearer Produce company, located in the building, were a total loss. Unable . to cope with the flames, the Ida Grove fire department called Odebolt firemen for assistance. SK* CRESS, FORMER SHERIFF, TO RUN FOR LIEUT. GOV. Announces Platform of Tax Reform, Slash in Expenses. G. E. Cress, former sheriff of Cerro Gordo county and prominent n the national safety movement, tVednesday announced he would be candidate for the republican nom- nation for lieutenant governor of xwa. Running on a platform of tax re- 'orm, curtailment of legislative ex- jense, building of better farm mar- ceting machinery and the staging of an offensive against crime and destruction of life and property on :he highways, Mr. Cress announced he would carry on a vigorous campaign. "Our taxation problem has not been solved," he stated in outlining briefly the platform on which he will campaign. "We need less additional taxes and more replacement taxes. "There is no inducement under the present system of taxation for a man to own his-home. This must be changed. "Our legislative expense should be curtailed. Need Protection. 'Our local industries for marketing products of the farm should be controlled, protected and fostered. It takes too many bushels of corn to buy automobiles. "The rate of exchange is against the farmer when he markets his products. "We are killing and maiming far too many people in our streets and highways. Our insurance rates on lEWbilesn-due :-to^--tJiis-:.vast- ; 'destruction of. life -.and property are too high. -· .',' -... .. "Rural crime alone is costing the farmer more than a million dollars a year in loss of property and livestock. "Labor should be protected and its rights recognized." During the time he was sheriff of Cerro Gordo county Mr. Cress was credited with being one of the outstanding leaders of law enforcement in Iowa. He held all the offices of the Iowa State Sheriffs' association, including president, vice president and secretary-treasurer. He was editor of the Iowa Sheriff, publication of the association, for three years. On Executive Board. Mr. Cress was the only sheriff in the United States elected to the executive board of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology of which he is still a member. He distinguished himself when sheriff by building a countywide organization for the battling of rural crime. In 1930 Mr. Cress was elected a director of the, national safety council in 1930 and has been called the father of highway safety in Iowa. Mr. Cress is a member of the American Legion and a former commander of the Mason City post of the organization. His service hi the World war was with the foreign Legion of France. He is a member of the Masonic order and the Odd Fellows lodge. He is 43 years of age. SEEKS NOMINATION G. E. CRESS Wea FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday, somewhat colder in central and west portions Wednesday night, not so cold Thursday in extreme west. MINNESOTA: Generally fair tonight and Thursday; not quite so cold Thursday and In west and north tonight. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'cock Wednesday morning: Maximum Tuesday 31 Minimum in Night 13 At 8 A. M. Wednesday 15 Mrs. Roosevelt and Party Finish Their Hop to Virgin Isles ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands, March 7. (.fl?)--Mrs. Frankljn D. Roosevelt and her party of friends aboard the airliner American Clipper arrived here at 2 p. m., E. S. T.. from San Juan, Puerto Rico, completing a flight which began yester- day'from Miami. Nebraska Man Kills His Wife's Visitor PLATTSMOUTH, Nebr., March 7. (JP)--Returning home unexpectedly at 5 a. m. today, Joe McMaken, 35, a laborer, shot and killed Douglas McCrary, 30, a local barber, whom he found in the house with Mrs. McMaken. Mrs. McMaken was unharmed. No charges were placed against McMaken, pending questioning by the county attorney. Mullen Resigns With President's Consent WASHINGTON, March 7. (/B-Another lawyer-vacancy in the ranks of the democratic national committee was assured today as Arthut F. Mullen, of Nebraska, handed in his resignation--with President Roosevelt's consent. Colflesh Asks G.O.P.Union for Campaign Charges Turner With Making Issue of Factionalism. W VTERLOO, March 7.--Speaking before a meeting of Elaclfhawk county republicans here this noon Robert W. Colflesh, candidate for the republican nomination for governor in the June primaries, made an appeal for a united stand ot republicans against the common democratic enemy in Iowa this year and charged Dan W. Turner,-one ot his opponents, with deliberately injecting factionalism and personal!- "It; is not and. will not be ; my purpose during' this campaign to devote my energies toward the fighting of republicans," said Mr Colflesh. "My theory of a republican primary is that it is held primarily for the purpose of determining party sentiment as to candidates. I fully realize there are republicans in the state of Iowa who may not suppo: me for the nomination, but upon whose votes I expect to rely in Nov ember. Must Stick Together. "The important thing to be con sidered in this campaign is the in suring of victory over the common enemy in the fall, and not the fur nishing of a forum for any dis gruntled and disappointed forme; office holder to attack those of hi: party who may disagree with him "There is room in the party fo honest differences of opinion on both issues and individuals. I have personal quarrel with any candidate I was an active supporter of Dar Turner in the primaries and electior four years ago and again in the 193 primaries. With the same group o republicans who are now supporting my campaign I waged an activ fight in behalf of Mr. Turner in th fall election of 1932, and we sue ceeded in carrying Polk county fo the republican ticket by a substan tial majority, despite the handica of a national landslide. Personal Insinuations. "I have been hopeul that this cam paign would not be one of person alities. Already, however, Mr. Turn er has seen fit to inject into th campaign accusations and insinua tions of a personal character, som of which are obviously intended reflect upon myself. "My real crime, of course, is th fact that I am a candidate .agains Mr. Turner. There was nothin about my support of him in the pas which he found undesirable. Mos of my supporters in this campaign to date supported Mr. Turner in th .past, which support he was glad t accept. Neither am I concerne about Mr. Turner's expressions o dismay as to my youth and lack o a record as an officeholder. My re cord, personal and official, is ope to inspection. There is nothing in of which I am ashamed, in fact, invite comparison of my record o the past two years in public, execu tive office to his two years as go\ ernor. · "Probably my service as a soldie has nothing in it to be compare with Mr, Turner's achievement the commander in chief of an arm which was called into service in th famous campaign against 100,00 sick cows, and which, I believe M Turner won. Defeated for Kc-EIection. "Neither am I envious of M Turner'S distinction of having bee the only republican governor Iowa who was ever defeated for r election by a democrat. Mr. Turner administration as governor is of r cent enough date to be fresh in th memory of citizens of tb.6 state, had the opportunity of party leade (Turn to pane Z, column 6) SENATE PASSES IOWA COAL REFERENCED Committee Pigeonholes Insurance Inquiry Resolution. BULLETIN. 1ES MO1NES, March 7. (OS-The senate gave final enactment to the state old age pension law late today by voting 42 to 2 to accept house amendments to the measure. Husted and Shangle cast the opposing votes. DES MOINES, March 7. (.T)--An owa coal preference bill designed strengthen the present law was assed today by the state senate by 35 to B vote. If the house adds its approval ublic bodies will be required to use he Iowa product when the quality reasonably suitable, the equipment for its use adaptable and the rice a ton on a commercial heating asis not greater than out of state oal. Failure to give preference lo Iowa ined coal would be deemed a mis- emcanor, punishable upon convic- lou by a fine of ?100 and removal rom office. To Increase Consumption. Sponsors told the senate that it ·as estimated passage of the bill ·ould increase the consumption of owa coal by 2,000,000 tons a year, iving employment on a full time asis to about 2,600 additional miners. Senator John K. Valentine of Cen erville and 12 other senators from oal producing counties sponsored the bill in the upper branch. It'now lonsidesdtion. . The senate insurance committee n a meeting,' was understood' to have refused to report out for con ideration the house resolution for an investigation of the state insur ance department. The resolution was approved by the house but has been pigeonholed in the senate. , Raise Deputies' Salaries. Senate approval was placed on a conference committee report on th bill increasing the salary of deputj county officers. The senate in pass ng the bill had set the salary of th deputies at 75 per cent of that o: he prinicipal officers while the con "erence committee, as a comprom se, cut it to 70 per cent. The present maximum salary o deputies is 60 per cent of that of :he principal officials. The senate defeated IS to 14 house bill to appropriate $28,001 for the state printing board to cove" the cost of legislative printing. I lassed with little opposition a sen tte measure to authorize cities and :owns to pay premiums on insurance for members of voluu-jeer fire departments. Fair Report Tabled. The house Sy a vote of 81 to 6 laid on the table the senate join' resolution sponsored by Senato Patterson of Kossuth calling upon the executive council to make a ful and detailed report of the Centurj of Progress exposition committee and outlining any plans for continu ing the Iowa exhibit at the fair thi year. Representative Snyder of Hamii ton, a member of the exposition (Turn to pafrc 2, column 8) House Votes to Adjourn on Saturday Intends Resolution of Senate at Request of Governor. DES MOINES, March 7. (.W--The dministration today won a victory the house which adopted 53 to 49 i amendment to the senate ad- lUrument resolution setting the ate for the final session as noon aturday. The ranate proposal fixed next Wednesday, March 14, as the time ir final adjournment. The house then adopted the mended resolution, 07 to 32. Led by Representative Fabritz of /apello, opponents of the amend- lent, waged a vigorous fight to deer action until later in the week, ut the Fabritz motion for deferment lost 53 to 50. Gets 500 Letters. Representative McFarlane of lack Hawk called up the adjournment resolution. He told the mem- ers that several representatives, in- luding himself, had been asked by overnor Herring to have the ad- ournament date set for Saturday, said the governor received over 00 letters yesterday asking him to se his influence in adjourning the egislature. He declared that the date could e fixed if the legislature after to- norrow devoted its efforts solely to leaning up pending business. Mc- "arlane stated that the governor ad said he wanted action on only our more bills--the old age pension, vnich the house passed yesterday, 1 measure appropriating 5100,000 0 the house board of conservation, 1 bill making violation ot NRA odes violations of state laws, and an amendment to the ?3,000,000 re- ief measure striking from it the __ ijinu^: anj,,njasimum. ; ^age,. scale of 25 "Vn'dL 35 cents an hour. Advises Stopping Pay. Representative Sours of Floyd Contended that "the sooner you stop the pay of the house and the sen ate, the sooner you. will adjourn." Voting against the McFarlan amendment were Representative' (Turn to liase 2, column 2) ORDERS ARREST OF CONGRESSMAN U. S. Attorney Refuses t Drop Charges Against Shoemaker. WASHINGTON, March 7. OT)-Immediate arrest of Represent.ativ Shoemaker of Minnesota on an as sault warrant sworn to by a tas driver was ordered today by LesV C. Garnett, United States attorne; Shoemaker, an ex-convict, went 1 Garnett's office to demand dismiss: of the warrant issued against hii yesterday by an assistant pros« cutor. The representative was said b witnesses to have promised speech" about Garnet in the hous if the charge were not droppe Garnett said he told him to f ahead, and added Shoemaker wou be prosecuted "if I have to do myself." Shoemaker asked the federal a torney to issue perjury warran against three witnesses of his a leged attack upon the cab drive Charles Newman. Garnett refused Wants Congress Through at Least by Middle of May Roosevelt Plans Only One More Message, That on War Debts. By FRANCIS M. STEPHENSON WASHINGTON, March 7. /P-President Roosevelt is understoo to be ready to bring about ad journment of the seventy-thir congress at the earliest possibl moment and by mid-May at th latest. Only one more message will b sent to capitol hill, that one relat ing to war debts negotiations. It i described in usually reliable quar ters as more in the nature of a re port than a proposal for new legis lation. These is every indication that th president is willing to sacrifice som "pet" measures now before congres in the hope of pressing the existin program to conclusion. On Necessary Bills. Congressional attention, it is in dicated, will be focused hencefort on passage of the necessary appro priation bills to keep the govern ment in funds next year; the loop hole plugging income and genera tax measure and the reciprocal tar iff bill upon which house hearing open tomorrow. Mr. Roosevelt is confident, how ever, that the bill to co-ordinate a communications under a single com mission will be passed before th adjournment deadline. Major Scraps Impend. Major scraps impend over th tariff, veterans benefits, the S Lawrence seaway treaty ratifica tion, and possibly the stock mark control bill, but Mr. Roosevelt ap pears unworried that the congre: sional session will be unduly extern ed. Today the senate, after swamp ing opposition to the big navy buili ing bill, was required to take it i: again to dispose of a motion to r consider. The bill, which providi that the navy be built up to treat limits, passed yesterday, 65 to 18. The senate planned to turn late to a bill to make cattle a basic com modity under the agricultural a justment act, while the house CO! tinued debate on the 5280,000,00 army.supply bill. JOHNSON TO ASK CODE CHIEFS TO BACKHOURSCUT 3eeks 10 Per Cent Slash in Industries That Can Stand It. WASHINGTON, March 7. U')-he assembled NRA code authori- es will be appealed to by Hugh S. ohnson tonight for support of a 10 e.r cent reduction of code working ours in all industries that can tand it. Should such support be forth- oming, the administration is ex- ected to institute such a blanket eduction with allowance of hear- ngs for industries allegedly unable comply. Exemptions will be al- owed if claims of the latter are ound justified. Johnson showed clearly that he elieved the only method for speedy ction was for President Roosevelt, y executive order, to declare the 0 per cent reduction in work hours. ICalse In Wage Hate. This, under his plan, would be ccompanied by a balancing 10 per- ent increase in wage rate. The ad- nlnistrator emphasized that he did ot believe all industries could tand the additional load and, that e wanted it made clear t h a t . t h e ess favored ones would not be ex- ected to carry it. This was made known this after- .oon as Johnson addressed one of he several hearings of code au- horities. George Sloan, head of the cotton extile code authority, had said tha 1 unquestionably many Industrie: could take a further hour shorten ng, but that he. considered it woul e a-grftve-Mlstake to- make a fla rule as he understood was advo cated by Johnson, because it wout raise false hopes in the breasts o 'every American working man ii every home." Choice of Methods. Johnson replied that with him i was a choice of methods betiveen ,he genera! rule and taking up eac] me of the GOO codes individually-'an impossible method." "But," he went on, "I hope tha nothing the president has said or : have said will lead anyone to thi dea that industry is to be placed n a procrustean bed by ukase o 'iat or to say that hours shall bi so and so by administrative order "I hope you get any such idea ou of your mind because nobody eve dreamed of doing it." Johnson then urged that a repre sentative group of industrialists re main with him after the code au authority gathering ends to wor' out by agreement some definit (Turn to pajfe 2, column 6) PICTURE OF WRECK A picture of the train collision in which two men were killed near Uuimque Tuesday morning is on page 4. Hanford MacNidei, W. F. Ingraham and several oth'er Mason Cityans vi-ere on the train but escaped without any serious Injury. GROSS TAX ADVOCATE CLARENCE A. KNtJTSON MAZZONI.VIGE LORD, IS SLAIN "West Side Frankie" Pope, Gambler, Shot to Death in Hotel Room. CHICAGO, March 7. (JP)--Ernest Mazzoni, alias "West Side B'rankie" Pope, S, once'*a millionaire and for 20 years a vice lord, bootlegger, drug peddler, gambler, gunman and bomber, was killed today by 10 bullets fired into his head and body. The scene of the assassination was Pope's room in the Vernon hotel on West Jackson boulevard. Two men with whom Pope had talkec over the house telephone and invited to his room were the assassins. The victim, was no relation t( "North Side Frankie" Pope, one- the millionaire newsboy, , and hi ·bro'ttier, Willie. : ".; /Beglstered Alone. He registerec aione at the hole at 5 a. m. today. Two men had in quired for him at 1 o'clock, but wer told he had not registered. A maid, passing the room Pop occupied, said she heard a woman cry out: "Don't do that." A moment later the shots blastec. out Pope's life. The maid, terrified fled without watching for the killer and reported to the police. Pope may have fought for his life Two revolvers were found on the floor near his body--both of then fired. Mad Offered Bribe. During the prohibition era, "Westside Frankie" was convicted on assorted dry law charges after federal agents had raided a still in Melrose Park, a suburb. At his trial Pope admitted he had offered the raiders $10,000 to abandon the charges, but said he was "only kidding." Arrested some 20 times, Pope had been convicted of dealing in narcotics as well as in liquor. The hotel clerk said the two men returned at 8 a. m. and were told Pope was in Room 306. Confirm Keefe Appointment. WASHINGTON, March 7. (JO-The appointment of John B. Keefe as United States marshal for the northern Iowa district was confirmed by the senate. Higher Court or Death Can Save Dr. Wynekoop KNUTSON, CLEAR LAKE, RUNS FOR OWA GOVERNOR One of First Advocates of Gross Income Tax Plan m State. CLEAR LAKE, March 7,--Clar- ncc A. Knutson of Clear Lake, one f the original advocates of the TOSS income tax plan in Iowa, an- lounced his candidacy for the re- mblican nomination lor governor icre today. Knutson's entry into the 'ace makes him one of four avowed :andidates who will seek the nom- nation at the June primaries, sub- ect to the approval of republican voters. Knutson announced his candidacy Allowing several conferences with aboring men, farmers and retail nerchants in different uarts of the state, who believe as he does, that it least 50 per cent of the tax now on homes, farms and other property mist be replaced at once by a tax. on the transfer of dollar ownership, and with a possibility of eventual- y relieving' all tax on property. Load Is On One-Third. This would mean that every time a dollar changes hands, whether it be for luxuries or necessities of life, it would bear a fraction o£ a percentage tax instead of the present system which in reality taxes only the few dollars our people are now saving' and investing In homes, farms and other property, Mr. Knutson has explained. Statisticians show that '25 pei cent, of the income of the state bears the burden of nearly 88 per cent of the state and local taxes," said Mr. KnutsotL "Much may be , accomplished-, b'y · rnor« .careful H.TU-- rigid inforcMfeivt of ourptesenttax . iay.-s.j.i^^^we'^cannot.expect sub- stantiaf Telief frota" rigid 'enforce- '' ment of a law that takes more than .88 per cent of the taxes from 23 per cent of the total earnings of the state. "When G7 per cent of the wealth of our state escapes taxation it means that 100 per cent of the cost of government is loaded on the 33 per cent of the wealth and it cannot stand ii, that is the reason our present system is failing. Condemns New Tux BUI. "I believe in the gross income tax. I believe the enactment of the gross income tax in Iowa would be the salvation of the people of this state. It would relieve property owners of their unfair share of the tax burden, make home ownership desirable, afford security in old age. [t would restore the value of Iowa tomes and Iowa farms. Think what it would mean if Iowa could announce to the world that farms, homes and other property in this state were tax free. "The tax tail! enacted by the special session of the 45th general assembly is a concoction of compromises with only the promise of relief. The legislature didn't dare write into that bill an exemption on, real estate. ! 'The worst feature of the bill is the sales tax. The sales tax is paid by the purchaser. It levies a tax on the poor man with a modest income who is required to spend all his income with retail merchants on the same basis as the wealthy man who spends only a small part of his income in this way. While it hopes to raise two and a half million dollars Jury Fixes Sentence* for Killing Rheta at 25 Years. CHICAGO, March 7. CT)--Only a higher court, or death itself, can save Dr. Alice Wynekoop from the penitentiary now. A jury convicted her last night f slaying" her daughter-in-law, Rheta, in the "operating table" murder that horrified the nation. It fixed her sentence at 25 years imprisonment in the penitentiary. Only two ballots were taken. The murder drama that began when Rheta's body was found, a bullet in the back, on Dr. Wynekoop's operating table last Nov. 21, kept its interest in rushing crescendo to the last. Physician Also Called. With the jury in its place, ready to report its verdict, Judge Harry B. Miller summoned the jail physician to stand by the 63 year old woman, and be ready to administer strong heart stimulants, lest the shock of the verdict strike her dead. She did not need his ministrations. She heard the verdict as she sat in her wheel chair without sign of a quiver. Sh« turned to two of her (Turn to pane 2, column 4) children, Walker and Dr. .Catherine Wynekoop, and said: "Go home, now children, and sleep. Your mother is not guilty, no, no. Not guilty." In a moment it was over and this paradox of a woman, with a. keen strong mind in a frail body, was being wheeled from the courtroom back to the infirmary cot at the county jail. There she will await the result of her attorneys' efforts to win a new trial. Arguments Are Set. Arugments for a new trial have been set for March 24. If they are denied, an appeal to the state supreme court is planned. The verdict was regarded by many as tantamount to a death penalty for Dr. Wynekoop, who had collapsed time and time again during the 14 day ordeal oi this--her second trial. She suffered a complete collapse from heart disease during her first hearing last January, j There was a likelihood, some physicians said, that she would die of natural causes before she goes to prison--if she goes. The first of the two ballots taken by the :'iry last night was reported Fish and Seafoods T HE selection, preparation and service of fish and seafoods is a distinct branch of the culinary arts. A timely 24 page booklet available through the Globe-Gazette Washington Information bureau offers 50 choice recipes for seafood dishes. This compact kitchen aid, crammed with scientific data from the United States bureau of fisheries, artfully illustrated and carrying many recipes tested by the rigid standards of the U. S. bureau of home economics, will prove an invaluable Lenten addition to your pantry library. Use coupon. (Turn to paKC 2, coin i 4) Mnwm City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. Name Street City State (Mall to Wnjhincton, I). C.)

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