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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 30 1935 THREfc ASKS PROBE OF SINGER'S DEATH County Attorney Presents Petition to Court in Hoey Affair. WEST CHESTER, Pa., Sept. SO. l#--William E. Parke, Chester county district attorney, presented a, petition to the county court today asking for an investigation of the death of Evelyn Hoey, Broadway musical comedy singer and friend of Henry Huddleston Rogers, 3d, oil fortune heir. Parke said in open court he wants the death of Miss Hoey investigated and also asked that the grand jurors inquire into "the conduct of certain members of the coroner's jury" and of "certain persons who were in contact with the coroner's jurors." He pointed out the inquest verdict found Miss Hoey died in Rogers' country home Sept. 11 "at the hands of a person or persons unknown." Take Five Minutes. "This," he said, "is an indication they felt a homicide had been committed." Charles W. Frame, foreman of the coroner's jury, said after the inquest, "It would only take a grand jury five minutes to find it was suicide." Rogers and William J. Kelley, his friend, were freed after the inquest, but Rogers and his counsel demanded some action to clear them of suspicion and offered to co-operate in a grand jury investigation. Killed by Bullet. After presenting his petition, Parke promised to present to a grand jury "all the old evidence and new evidence that might be uncovered." The court indicated it would not recall the September grand jury. A new grand jury does not sit regularly until the latter part of November. A bullet killed the stage and screen singer in the Rogers' farmhouse and physicians testified there were powder marks imbedded in her scalp at the point of the bullet's entry. "Glad to See You All," President Tells lowans court to *et an early data for hearing hU motion to dUmUs the gambling; him. conspiracy charge against Maley claim* Havner wa* not legally empowered to act a* grand jury prosecutor, and that indictment* returned by the grand jury hence are invalid. Might KB Invalidated. Court attaches said that if the court should sustain Maley's contention all the indictments returned by the grand jury since it started its investigation last April might be investigated. State Treasurer Leo J. Wegman also ia expected to ask an early trial. He was indicted for perjury I" connection with his testimony concerning the affidavit Lynn Geil, a grand jury witness, gave Maley repudiating his grand jury testimony. Geil later repudiated his repudiation find said his grand jury testimony was the truth. mission's method of handling seals. Mlllhaem, Anderson and Dunegan were called to testify. After testimony had been concluded, the grand jury awaited the report of a Des Moines chemist on whether the seized seals were of the same materials M those used by the commission. The chemist reported ink and paper of the seals in question and an allotment of genuine seals obtained from the commission were Identical. Following the report, on Sept. 17, the grand jury indicted Manley. Manley issued a statement that "somebody must have lied" and demanded an immediate trial. He pleaded Innocent and furnished $1,000 appearance bond. WITNESS MISSING IN MANLEY TRIAL a "glad to see you all," President Roosevelt greeted 2,000 persons at Council Bluffs Saturday and laughingly waved aside cries of the · a "speech." Whilo his special coustbound train wa« standing on the tracks he revealed knowledge of railroad history by "reciiHIne" With crowd for a "speech." Whilo his special coastbound train wa« standing on the tracks he revealed knowledge of railroad history by "recalling' that Council Bluffs had been named as the eastern terminal of the Union Pacific system by Abraham Lincoln. He has MXMI the local Lincoln monument, he said. Pictured, left to right, are Congressman O tha D. Wearln of Hastings, Congressman Charles McLaughlln of Omaha, Mrs. Koosevclt, the president, and Gus Gennrich, the president's personal bodyguard. (Iowa Dally Press Photo) AMERICAN SYSTEM BEING UNDERMINED (Continued Kruni Pmce 1) States the American people will be expected to give back to the sovereign (who for the moment happens to be a well meaning president) those rights of the individual which were so hard won from kings and rulers of old. If the principles underlying- the new deal are carried to their inevitable conclusion the sovereign will have the right of planning for the economic activities of the whole nation. This means that individuals and corporations will have to take orders from Washington as to how they may engage in farming, manufacture, commerce and transportation. It means, in short, the re-establishment of an all-powerful and potentially arbitrary government of the very sort against which generations of Americans and northern Europeans rebelled and from which CARL GRUPP QUALITY$fSr FOOD SHOP Fhone 420 1339 North FederaJ QUALITY VALUES All Meats Are Not the Same There are as many different grades of meat as there are animals from which it comes. Two steaks may look identical, but what a w or ld of difference there may be in the grade of beef! It will pay you to patronize the market that can guarantee you the best value for your money We sell only the best. Cube STEAK, Ib. 25c Porterhouse STEAK, Ib. 37c Butter-Nut Coffee Never Fails to Please VACUUM PACKED, POUND CAN FOR ALL OCCASIONS Folger's Coffee 2 Ibs. 57 FREE SILVERWARE Picked with HASH'S Toasted COFFEE A Knife with 4 Mb. jars, per Ib. 29C A Spoon attached ton,, each 2-lb. jar, 5C A Fork attached te each 3-lb. jar, the Americans at last won independence. Answer Doubly "No." . "Why not?" is the insidious comment of the new dealers. "The country is so tightly knit together that a strongly centralized government is indispensable." The answer to this is doubly "No." The size of the population alone makes centralization impractical and undesirable. Furthermore, the recent history of Europe clearly shows that the road of dictatorship leads to disaster. If followed in this country the American people will no longer be citizens but subjects. The government' will not exist for them but they for the government. They will surrender a large measure of their political freedom. Dangerous Reaction. This is not progress, but reaction of the most dangerous sort. The fact that these dangers are inherent in the new deal does not mean that the constitution cannot and should not be amended. It was last amended only two years ago. But it does mean that before embarking on a new amendment it is well to bear in mind Franklin D. Roosevelt's own description of that document as "the most marvelously elastic compilation of the rules of government ever written," and then usk specifically just what the amendment should bo. Must Turn Faces. For the republicans this implies that they must turn their faces resolutely against new deal sniping at the American form of government. It docs not follow that they must oppose any and all amendments to the constitution. But they must-and will--oppose any amendment which would, in effect, weaken the present balance of power between the three branches of the federal government and between 1 the federal and the state governments. There is particular danger, for example, in the loosely worded amendment which Representative Keller has proposed, to the effect that "The congress shall have power to make all laws which in its judgment shall be necessary to provide for the general welfare of the people." Power to Destroy. Tinder these carefree and innocent words lurka the power to destroy the whole framework of the American form of government. Congress might, under this amendment, surrender to the president virtually all of its powers and create a dictatorship within the framework of the constitution. It was much in this manner that C O A L $6.00 $7.00 $8.00 $9.00 BLOCK- DIAMOND NUT, ton. ,. KENTUCKY NUT, ton. .. KENTUCKY LUMP, t o n . . GLENDORA LUMP, ton . . . PHONE 563 Caesar Augustus effected the final transformation of the Roman republic into an empire. Why make it easy today for some possible future adventurer or self- seeker in the white house to wreck this last stronghold of democratic government in the world ? Germany has its Hitler and Italy its Mussolini. Is America immune from this madness ? Next Mr. Roosevelt will discuss th« dangers of Planned Economy. PRESIDENT WANTS TO SPEED HIRING {Continued From I'age 1) new deal spending spells heavy boosts in taxes. In a "budget summation" which marks a new departure in=Amerlcan fiscal procedure, he declared that economic conditions have grown "decidedly better;" asserted that tax receipts are higher than expected; and estimated that the deficit for the current fiscal year will be 53,281,000,000, or $1,247,000,000 less than his estimate last Janimry. "The prevailing rate of recovery," he said, "points to the speedy decline of federal expenditures for emergency activitis." Unless the AAA's processing taxes are knocked out by the supreme court, he argued, the government "will not need new taxes or increased rates in existing taxes to meet the expenses of its necessary annual operations." This will be true, he said, despite "erroneous and gloomy predictions" that "heavy Increases in taxation will be required to balance the budget and retire our public debt." His remarks on taxation were regarded in many quarters as a fol- lowup to his recent declaration that business may expect a "breathing spell." HAILE SELASSIE . READY FOR CALL (Continued From Fnxr. 1) even the patience of a .small, weak nation like Ethiopia will not go." Believes in Justice. He insisted, however, "the emperor with unhounding Chri.stlan faith still repose* supreme belief In the justice of Ethiopia's cause and fltill places hope in God and the league to save the situation." When and if war drums roll out a national warning across the hilla, mountains and valleys of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie's adviser said, men and women alike will rush to the defense of their nation's independence and territorial sovereignty. "If Mussolini think.s our present forces near the frontiers represent genera] mobilization, he has crushing surprises coming. The emperor has far more man powr-r than has yet been disclosed," the imperial adviser said. 2 Million Men Kciidy. "If ncce.ssary, 2,000.000 men will soon be marching. On the northern front where we expect the heaviest assault, there is written large in the hearts of lens of thousands of our KOldiers the injunction, 'thou nhalt not pass.' " The adviser outline! Ethiopia's military posts In the c:vent of gen oral mobilization: Nearly 600,000 men in the north, ]f)0,000 in the center and east, including Addis Ababa, and nearly half » million ef- fective* in th« southern, Ogaden region. All these would be equipped with modern rifles, he said, und nearly 500,000 others would have older but serviceable equipment. Held in U:ti»h. The emperor insisted, however, in holding his warriors in leash until every vestige of peace had vanished. Premier Mussolini meanwhile dispatched 12,000 more troops to augment the Italian army in East Africa. It was estimated that about 250,000 Italians with another quarter million native troops would be 1 ready for the Ethiopian campaign when the dry season begins within two weeka. In Close Consultation. The French and British governments were in close consultation as to what the Jeague of nations should do to prevent hostilities, while diplomats at Geneva suggested that probably nothing would be done until fighting actually broke out- Objections were voiced there to "trying to put out the fire before It really starts." The chief subject of discussion in London was "sanctions," with the major political parties treating the question of penalties against aggressors as of primary Importance. Great Britain remained firm In its stand that all members of the league should work together in the application of sanctions or any other means of averting an Enst African war which might spread to Europe. JUDGE READY TO ASSIGN TRIALS From I*»K« 1 ) 18 other men to operate gambling houses and devices (slot machines). Asks Immediate Trial. Two wecka ago, the attorney general asked District Judge Ml lea W. Newby for an immediate and separate trial. Newby, in charge of the criminal division of the court, while not refusing the request, said the court probably would follow the usual procedure of trying those held in jail first. Gov. Clyde L,. Herring subsequently announced he felt O'Connor and others of his staff indicted should be tricrj as soon as possible. Citing a "distinct breakdown in liquor law enforcement," he declared the attorney general's office could not "operate efficiently" a.s long as It was "umler a cloud." Servwl its I'ros;cutor. H. M. Havner, who served as "graft" grand jury prosecutor and has been retained by Wooclbury county supervisors to prosecuU: the indictments the grand jury returned, has not publicly indicated who he wants to try first. He declared, however, that !t was the "custom" for the prosecution to .select the order of trial for Indicted persona. Havner unsuccessfully prosecuted the removal hearing against Mayor W. D. Hayes, who was reinstated by Judge Scott. O'Connor Claims Rights. O'Connor said he would claim the right to Immediate trial on the ground that the "people are entitled to earliest possible determination of charges against t h o i r chief law enforcement officer." Malcy, accused of obstrvictlng justice as well as gambling conspiracy, said his attorney, IXHI Hallinger, Carroll, Iowa, will ask the (Cnnllnord Kroni I'Me 1) Mercurio in his life. On request of Senneff, Manloy arose from hi* chair and took an oath in open court ho never had seen Mercurio. Mercurlo's testimony before the grand jury had told of personal contact with Manley In the alleged liquor sale seal. Judge Jordan, in granting the continuance until tomorrow, aald: Embarrassing to Kule. "It is embarrassing to rule on this subject. From all angles 'of the case, and in view of the public Interest, because Mr. Manley Is a public official, the court orders a continuance until no longer than 10 o'clock tomorrow morning." Burkman said the police force, the sheriff's office and liquor commission and federal officers are looking for Mercurio, Officers stated Mercurio had two automobiles, a 1935 tan V-8 Ford coupe, 77-31327 and a black model A Ford coach, 1929 model, 77-18708. Rich Anderson liquor Investigator, stated he saw Mercurio at midnight last night. Jury Is Selected. A jury of seven women and five men was chosen this morning, Although Senneff, Manley'a attorney, repeatedly asked prospective jurors whether they were prejudiced against the state .liquor setup, no jurors were stricken for cause. Only one of those finally chosen, Milo Stall, said he was "against the Iowa liquor law." Other members of the jury sworn to hear the Manloy trial were: Mrs. Marion Berry, Mrs. Sarah Ketnrnn, Floy L. Anderson, Mrs. Halite Munsell, Mra, Anna Carlson, Mrs. Carolyn Evans, Mrs. Mary K. Moyer, John Shuler, Albert Mather, James F. Hood, and Dale Cline. Have Read Headline*. Judge Jordan ruled the jury would be kept strictly segregated throughout the trial, but told jury members he believed the trial would last "only several day*." Nearly all prospective jurors said they knew of the case only by reading headlines in newspapers. Burkman asked each prospective juror if he or she knew witnesses the state expects to call. He said the witnesses were to be W. W. Akers, liquor commission enforcement chief, Mercurio, Arthur Dunegan, Des Moines detective, William Mlll- haem, commission secretary, and Rich Anderson, commission enforcement agent. -Stewart In Courtroom. Andrew W. Stewart, a member of the commission, and Frank Moorhead, special Investigator under Governor Herring, were in the courtroom. Manley is the second liquor commission chairman to face trial within a year. Harold M. Cooper, former chairman, was convicted at Cedar Rapids of violating the liquor control act by permitting L. LeRoy Farmer, Cedar Rapids canner, to possess illegal liquor, but his appeal Is pending in the state supreme court. He was accused of giving Farmer 200 liquor seals. Some time after his conviction he resigned. Genuine Liquor Seulii. A raid by Des Moines police la.it month disclosed that apparently genuine liquor seals were being circulated among bootleggers. Commission officials contended the 0.500 Heals seized In the raid were counterfeit and directed W. W. Akcrs, chief of their enforcement division, to attempt to trace them. Later, Burkman's office obtained from Mercurio 12,000 additional Trainor Family of Manly Injured as Car Leaves Highway J. H. Trainor and family, Manly, were cut and badly bruised, when the car Mr. Trainor was driving failed to make the turn on Highway 18 east of Mason City and crashed into a culvert about 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Mr. Trainor and his wife and two children were riding in the car at the time of the accident. They were enroute to Charles City, but returned home following the accident YOUTH INJURED ATGLENVILLE )ean Allen, Who Attempted to Hop Ride on Train, in Critical Condition. GLENVILLE, Minn., Sept. 30.-Dean Allen, 21, was in a critical condition today at an Albert Lea hospital from injuries received Sunday night when he attempted to hop a moving Rock Island train. H« suffered a fractured skull. Officials were informed that Alien, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Allen, and Eddie Kuchera planned to hop a ride to Albert Lea. Allen was found near the tracks by the Rock Island station agent at Glenvllle. Physicians stated that Allen's recovery was doubtful. W. D. Clifton the*. COUNCIL BLUFFS, Sept. 30. UP --W. D. Clifton, 62, general traffic agent of the Union Pacific railroad at Omaha, died from heart disease at his Council Bluffs home. The widow, two sons and a daughter survive. aeals. Mcrciirio told the grant! jury Manley had personally delivered to him 30,000 seals for $500 on two occasions. Called to Testify. Burkman declared he was convinced the Heals were genuine and started an Investigation of the com- ST/VR8 IN N K W RADIO I'KOT.KAM FOR VTCKS Grace Moore, whose glorious voice Is thrilling millions of listeners on a coast to coast hook-up fNBC) every Monday night at 8:30 Central Standard Time. Time In Monday night. Her sponsors are Vlcks . . . makers of Vlcks Va-tro-nol, Vlcks Vapo- Kub and other Vlck Aids for Better Control of Colds. 25c 15c 15c 15c Sterling Groceries and Meat Markets NO. 1 -- NO. 2 -- NO. 3 -- NO. 4 TUESDAY -- WEDNESDAY -- THURSDAY WE DELIVER $1.00 ORDERS We Reserve the Right to Limit FRUIT DEPARTMENT Italian Prunes, lugs 69c Head Lettuce, 2 for 15c Green Peppers, 2 dozen 25c Oranges, Juicy, each Ic Fancy Caramel Candy, Ib.. . . 19c Monarch Corned Beef, can, Monarch Salad Vegetables, can Monarch Yacht Club Tuna, can Monarch Apple Jelly, jar.. 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The job is only half done when you raise the farm prices, the other half of the job i* to raise the earning power of the city man. During the boom days you didn't hear many kicking about prices because they were earning enough to buy higher priced commodities. P. S.--A good way to solve the high prices is to trade at the Sterling Groceries--quality merchandise at fair prices. LUKE B. MILLER, U. S. A. Save Money On Cereals ALSO SAVE THE COUPONS HUBBARD'S PRODUCTS 35c 29c Wheat Cereal, 5 Ib. bag. . . Cracked Wheat 5 Ib. bag. . Cake Flour, 5 Ib. bag 39c Graham Flour, 5 Ib. bag 29c Energy Cereal, 5 Ib. b a g . . . . 35c Pancake Flour, 5 Ib. bag. . . . 39c White Flour, 5 Ib. bag 35c Prunes, 4 Ibs 25c Purity Milk, 5 cans 29c MR. FARMER: Bring us your eggs-trade--any of the 4 stores. cash or

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