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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, March 2, 1936
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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 2 1936 APPEALS INCOME TAX LAW RULING Marshalltown Attorney to 'Cany Suit to Iowa's Supreme Court. DES MOINES, W) -- Ray P. 'Scott, Marshalltown attorney, appealed to the Iowa supreme court Saturday from a Marshall county district court decision holding the state income tax law constitutional. Scott claimed the act was invalid because the legislature adopted a conference report on the bill and did not take a final vote on the measure itself. District Judge Carl B. Stiger, since appointed by Gov. Clyde L. Herring: to the supreme court, overruled his contention, pointing' out the legislature had long followed this procedure In finally adopting measures. Scott originally appeared as attorney for Bee Gralnek, Marshall- towa automobile dealer who obtained temporary injunction against collection of the tax. Gralnek's suit was dismissed on the ground that he was not a proper party to bring suit since he was not an income tax payer. Scott then brought suit in his own name. HOFFMAN DENIAL REPEATED AGAIN Governor Replies to More Reports That He Plans Second Reprieve. TRENTON, N. J., OT--Gov. Har Sentences From Talk by Landon LINCOLN, CoB--Salient sentences from the address of Gov. Alf M. Landon of Kansas here Saturday night: "The political man-handling of the (relief) projects x x x has been nothing short of shocking. Idealists may have been at the front door preaching social justice, but party henchmen have been at the back door handing out the jobs." "The centralization of (relief) control in Washington has brought about a lamentable and costly breakdown of local responsibility." "When a national administration takes millions and millions paid out in taxes by the American people to build a partisan political machine uut of want and misery, that administration does an indefensible thing." He added: "And a congress that failed to protect its own witness when summoned to testify in regard to the waste of this tax money would be guilty of deserting one of its gravest responsibilities under the constitution." "The steady advance of the merit system for half a century was halted and turned back three years ago by the political spoilsmen now in power." old G. Hoffman Monday met report he was contemplating a second re prieve for Bruno Richard Haupt mann with the declaration that hi oft repeated statement he did no plan another stay of execution "still stands." ' Told that "a high state officia said "every indication" points to a second reprieve for Hauptmann, the governor said: "I've made only one statement on that matter. I will not grant a second reprieve unless the attorney general and I agree the circumstances warrant it. That statement still stands." Wilentz, it is known, will neither consent to a reprieve nor oppose it but will let the governor follow his own course. The officials said the continued investigation of the crime by Governor Hoffman, the governor's ex- pressed.belief the case has not been completely solved, his criticism of the state police and the threat a-' break- between · him and Col. H Norman Schwarzkopf air indicate ~new stay of execution for Haupt- mana. .- ' ' , . · ' · . · · The reported theft of certain papers from the room of Dwight Mor. row, Jr., brother of Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh, it was said, might be a topic of discussion at the conference. Whether there was any importance attached to the papers, the authorities did not say. Verses About Bad Luck Left by Man Who Burns to Death CHICAGO, OB--Hundreds of unpublished versus concerning persons whose luck, like h's, was bad, were left Monday as the epitaph of John F. Drue, 68, former teacher of elementary schools at Galena, 111., who was burned to death Sunday. His poems, telling about the poor and aged and his own loss of $10,000 to savings during the depression, were found on the floor near his bed, which became ignited from a cigaret. hospital. He died in the county He taught at Galena 15 years ago. Survivors are a brother, James, of Chicago, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Connor, Larne, County Antrim, Ireland. 12-14 KILLED IN TRAIN ACCIDENT Tender Breaks Loose From Engine and Crushes Work Gang. WINNIPEG. TO--From 12 to 14 men were killed when a tender broke loose from an engine and crushed a gang of workers on the Canadian Pacific railway lines 25 miles east of Revelstoke, B. C., said a dispatch received at the railway's headquarters Monday afternoon. The toll of seven dead and eight injured, said the message, was increased when five other bodies were found beneath the tender. One of the injured, whose name was unknown here, was reported to have died in a hospital at Revelstoke. Talmadge One Man Rule of Georgia Is Challenged by Suit ATLANTA, Ga., W--Gov. Eugene Talmadge, newly possessed of a 510,000,000 "war chest," found himself confronted Monday with a law suit attempting to block -him from spending it, and challenging the "dictatorship" he has set up in Georgia. Injunction proceedings, accepted for filing by Superior Judge B. P. Gaillard at Gainesville, attack the whole structure of the governor's one man control of the state. "Among all the problems that are pressing for consideration today, if there is one that is truly national it is the distress of agriculture. It has suffered all too much from partisan politics." "We must cut down our debts and stop making new ones, x x x If we are over-burdened by debt, we can not go forward, x x x We must persevere until we have balanced our budget." "We must consider, not 'where · is the money going 'where is it coming from?" only, ' But BRITISH UPHOLD OIL SANCTIONS French Seek Peace Efforts as Italy Drives Deep Into Ethiopia. By CHARLES E. HARNNEE Associated Press Foreign Staff A British move toward shutting off Italy's oil supply and a French move for further efforts at ending the war between Italy, and Ethiopia by conciliation were made in Geneva Monday as Italian soldiers consolidated positions won by new victories in Ethiopia. Great Britain offered to place an embargo against oil shipments to Italy provided other oil producing members of the league of nations promised to do the same. Committee to Meet. At France's request the league council's "committee of 13"--which includes every member of the council but Italy--was summoned to meet Tuesday to discuss the possibilities of conciliation. A spokesman tor the little entente of Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and Rumania said he was informed the domestic situation in Italy was serious from an economic standpoint and that he believes Premier Mussolini would soon be willing to negotiate for peace in Ethiopia. Additional Incentive. A possible additional incentive to such negotiations was seen in the feat of Marshal Pietro Badoglio's northern columns which smashed through the resistance of the Ethiopian armies in the Tembien sector and at the rocky redoubt of Amba Alaji with a reported loss of 10,000 men in the Ethiopian forces. An Associated Press war correspondent estimated that only 5,000 Ethiopians were left in the Tembien sector, surrounded in Abbi Addi, a village 25 miles west of Makale. Observers were of the opinion that these sweeping Italian gains may have satisfied Premier Musso- ini's desires for conquest in Ethi.o- jia, in which case the Geneva re- jort that he was nearing a willing- vess to negotiate would be substantiated. Ready for Peace. An authoritative Italian source n Rome stated that Italy was ready o entertain "adequate" peace proposals. The harassed Emperor Haile Se- assie was personally trying to con- olidate Ethiopia's defenses in the north, a Djibouti, French Somali- and, source stated. He was said to have left Dessye Feb. 20 to inspect his defenses louth of the Tembien area and to :onfer with his military leaders. Official French sources further substantiated the statement that 'remier Mussolini was willing to alk of peace at last. However, other Parisian sources iaid the French government was undecided" as to whether this indication on the part of II D,uce was a real desire for peace or "the be- "nning of a diplomatic offensive.'' British Have Program. Such an "offensive" would in- lude activities against the exten- ion of sanctions. The British government, fearful- hat the Italo-Ethiopian war reper- ussions would spread to include he British empire in the strife, irepared to make public its program for rearmament and increased lational defenses. A "white paper" announcing the omplete program is expected to e issued Tuesday. MURDER CHARGE WILL BE FILED Ex-Convict Held for Fatal Shooting in Argument at Davenport. D A V E N P 0 R T, (A) -- Murder charges, probably first degree, are to be filed Tuesday morning against Emil Hocke, 26, an ex-convict, who confessed to police Sunday morning that he shot and fatally wounded Elmer "Pete" Bahns, 31, during- an argument late Saturday night. Hocke was held at the police station pending the inquest to be held Monday night. Hocke has been unable to advance a definite motive for the shootiing. County Attorney Leon Grapes and Chief of Police Sam Kelly questioned Hocke Sunday and the only reason he could give for the shooting was that he thought Bahns was yelling at him and that he was under the influence of liquor and was not responsible for his acticms. The men had been friends for a number of years, police were informed. Mrs. Dorothy Cook, 19, who was with Hocke Saturday night and witnessed the shootiing, is being held as a material witness. She claimed that she attempted to prevent the shooting. It was originally planned to give Hocke a preliminary hearing before Police Magistrate John A. Hornby Monday morning, but County Attorney Grapes decided to wait until after witnesses gave their testimony under oath at the inquest. CONFER ON NEW PREMIER CHOICE 3 Near Victims of Coup in Japan Attend Meeting at Palace. By GLENN BABB Associated Press Foreign Staff TOKIO, --Three distinguished near victims of assassination in Tokio's shortlived army insurrection met at the imperial palace Monday, with other leaders of the empire, seeking a man brave and powerful enough to head the government. Premier Keisuke Okada, whose place before the assassins was taken by his brother-in-law, Prince Kimmochi Saionji, veteran elder statesman, who fled safely from an attack, and Count Nobuaki Makino, former lord keeper of the privy seal, who escaped unhurt from an attack on his villa, attended the council of state. Shaken by Tragedies. Their principal task, with Okada remaining as premier until his successor may be chosen, was to restore national unity, courage and confidence, shaken by the tragedies of last week when rebellious soldiers slew four persons and held government' centers for four days before capitulating to the imperial army; Prince Saoinji, the 87 year old genro, or elder statesman, showed evidences of his age and the strain of his recent flight from his home at Okitsu to escape death when he arrived late Monday in the capital under heavy police guard. Goes to Palace. He went immediately to the palace, with the other statesmen, and received Emperor Hirohito's command to advise on the choice of a new premier in his accustomed role as elder statesman, which Prince Saoinji is now filling for the thirteenth time. The metropolitan police board announced that five policemen were killed and one wounded in the rebel attacks last Wednesday, four dying at the premier's residence, and one at Yanguwara, where he held the assassins at bay and permitted Count Makino to escape. One was wounded at the home of Finance Minister Korekiyo Takahashi. ' The known deaths in the rebellion were Finance Minister Takahashi, Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal Viscount Makoto Saito, Gen. Jotaro Watanabe, chief of military education, and Col. Denzo Matsuo, brother-in-law and secretary of Okada, who were assassinated. Five Policemen Slain. In addition to the five policemen who were killed in performance of their duty, three rebels committed suicide. The wife of one rebel died with her husband. An "officially permitted" account said that gendarmes found the bodies of Lieut. Kenkichi Aoshima and his wife Saturday morning in the best room of their Tokio home. The lieutenant committed hara- kiri in the traditional Samurai method, slitting his abdomen with a sword and then slashing his throat twice. His wife, using her husband's sword, severed an artery. Lose Clothing in Fire. MOUNT · VERNON, (ffl--Cornell college students lost clothing in a fire which damaged the Miller rooming house while they were attending: a leap year dance.- Several who had retired were routed by the blaze. Arrested by Sheriff. AREDALE--Sheriff Henry Burma of Allison was called here Friday night to take Gene Ritter to Allison on a drunk and disorderly conduct charge. Complaint has arisen that our famous system of government by checks and balances has become too noticeably a government of checks. --Omaha Morninp YV'orld-HeraldL Two Iowa Boys Are Drowned at Dubuque DUBUQUE, UP)--William Oakley, 11, and Ray Schmidt, 10, were drowned here Saturday when they stepped through an air hole in the ice underneath a railroad bridge extending across the Mississippi from Dubuque to East Dubuque, 111., Tom Whelan, 10, who was also plunged into the icy current, saved himself by clinging to the ice and even- tually pulling himself 'out of the river. Pension Checks Are M a i l e d to 21,618 by Iowa Commission DES MOINES, (#)--Gov. Clyde L. Herring reported that the Iowa old age assistance commission dis- patched checks to 21,618 pensioners Saturday. The checks totaled $315,000 he said, and averaged 514.60 a person. He declared the commission expects to pay pensions to 30,000 by April 1 through the dollar for dollar matching of state pension funds by the federal government. The governor urged lowans to pay their $2 head tax for old age assistance. "Every two dollars paid," he explained,' "means four dollars avail- able for old age assistance because of the federal aid." Burglars Loot Drug Store in Des Moines and Carry Away Safe DES MOINES, (/B--Burglars looted the Guy J. Crispin drug store here early Saturday, carrying away a 300 pound safe and the store's complete stock of cigarets, cigar* and fountain pens. Crispin said the safe contained $76 in cash and his accounts of about $1.200 due from customers. The tobacco and fountain pen stock, he said, was valued at $500. In addition, the proprietor said, the robbers stole two gallons of certified government alcohol and a large quantity of contraceptives. They gained entrance by smashing a hole through a basement stairway wall. 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