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Tuesday, March 17, 1936
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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 17 1936 employes aiding or assisting" violations of duty. "The evil sought to be avoided was quite evidently that expressed in street language as a 'passing of the buck' within the commission," the opinion said. Filed and Announced. The opinion was filed and announced from the' bench Tuesday when the court session opened at 9 a.-m., but was not entered and delivered to the clerk's office until an hour later, the usual practice of the court. In their final argument before the high court Cooper's attorneys. contended the former liquor chieftain did not knowingly violate the law when he gave J. LeRoy Farmer. Cedar Rapids canner, 204 state liquor seals. Walter Maley, first assistant attorney general, and King Thompson, Linn county attorney, charged that a letter from Cooper to Farmer, which the former liquor chairman admitted sending with the seals, showed he "knowingly permitted" Farmer to possess illegal liquor, thus "making the crime complete." Kesigned From Office. After his conviction, Cooper resigned from office on April 26, 1936. He was succeeded as a commissioner by Andrew Stewart. The commission elected Bernard E. Manley, member of the original board, as chairman. The charge against Cooper was based on discovery of the seals in a raid on Farmer's plant Dec. 12, 1934. At the time of the raid police found the letter from Cooper to Farmer which read: "I am inclosing to you some of the state seals for your use in putting on your merchandise which you have in your personal stock." Cooper declared he gave the seals to Farmer after the canning company executive told him he had a wine cellar at his home stocked with liquor acquired legally before prohibition and did not wish his friends to be embarrassed by serving liquor without seals to his friends. KefuseiJ to Quit. Following Cooper's indictment on Jan. 10, 1935, for violating the act which created his office, Gov. Clyde Herring demanded that he resign, but Cooper refused to "quit under fire." It was not until a supreme court opinion upheld its power to do so that the executive council ordered a hearing at which Cooper was to "show cause why he should not be removed from office." Cooper resigned before the council took action. Meanwhile, he had been tried and convicted at Cedar Rapids and firs-tj papers in his appeal were placed before the supreme court. The argument was originally set for the May term, 1935, but was postponed until November to give the attorneys , time to study briefs. Claim Judge Erred. Cooper's attorneys contended Judge H. C. Ring erred in his ta- .structions to the jury in rulings on motions. They declared the judge should have iristructed a verdict for Cooper. Among the points which Cooper's lawyers said should have been included in a direction of verdict for the defense was: "Any knowledge "by the defendant (Cooper) of the possession by Farmer at his home of alcoholic liquors would not establish any knowledge on'the part of the defendant of the possession of .such liquors at the place of business." Before the supreme court they declared evidence showed Leslie Francis, former liquor commission legal advisor, and members of- the commission had advised Cooper that pre-prohibition liquor was legal. .Action Not Illegal. The defense attorneys argued that since Cooper believed liquor possessed by Farmer was legal and the "commission itself had authority in distribution of seals" he did not act illegally in giving the stickers to Farmer. Maley, however, argued that after 1925, possession of liquor'was illegal in Iowa, and that Cooper was thus aware Farmer either had held liquor illegally for a numher'of years or brought it into the state illegally. The section of the liquor control act under which Cooper was convicted reads: "Any member, secretary, officer or employe of the commission who shall knowingly or wilfully violate any of the provisions of this act, or knowingly and willingly aid, assist or permit any such violation, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor." No Processions Mark Irish Celebration of Saint Patrick's Day DUBLIN, Irish Free State, (/Pi- Ireland observed the day of St. Patrick, its patron saint, Tuesday, but in the words of one veteran, "This is more like a day of national mourning than a day of national rejoicing." Shops were closed, the Irish flag flew over all public buildings, the people wore the shamrock and the children were bedecked in Irish costumes, all gay and brave. But ;hat was all. The great processions of the past apparently are gone. ANNOUNCES AAA REORGANIZATION Five Regions Will Be Set for Soil Conservation Farm Program. WASHINGTON, UP) -- Secretary Wallace Tuesday announced reorganization of the AAA and the establishment of five regions for administration of the new soil conservation farm program. His statement coincided with an agreement by senate and house conferees 6n the $2,889,751,905 independent offices supply bill to the senate additions of $440,000,000 for the first year's operation of the farm subsidy law and $1,730,000,000 for repayment of the soldiers' bonus. There had been some concern at AAA lost operation of the conservation act be delayed by lack of funds. Seek to Push Bill. Senator Byrnes (D- S. Car.), one of the senate conferees, said an effort would be made to get the bill to the white house before President Roosevelt starts his southern cruise Thursday, the day when AAA officials planned to begin field operations. The directors of the old AAA commodity sections were named as regional directors for the respective divisions. The commodity sections, which operated the cotton, wheat, corn-hog, and tobacco adjustment programs, are discontinued under the new setup. The new divisions with directors: Southern--South Carolina,Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma: Cully A. Cobb, former director of the cotton division. Thome District Head. East-Central -- Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware: John B. Hutson, former director of the division of tobacco and miscellaneous crops. ' Northeast -- Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, STew Hampshire and Rhode Island: Hutson. North-Central -- Ohio, Michigan, [ndiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, 'Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota: Gerald B. Thome, former director of the division of livestock and feed grains. Western--North Dakota, Kansas,' Colorado, Wyoming, 'Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington: George E. Farrell, former director of the division of grains. EIGHT KILLED IN SPANISH STRIFE Azana Government Decides to Prolong State of Alarm Rule. MADRID. -T -- Eight persons were killed in new scattered incidents of political strife, reports from the provinces said Tuesday, after the left-republican government of Premier Manuel Azana decided to prolong the nationwide state of alarm for a month. Bombing, lynching, gun battles and demonstrations marked the fresh flareup of clashes between the political left and right, arising since the leftist victory in the Feb. 16 parliamentary elections placed Premier Azana's government in power. The cabinet agreed Monday night that the state of alarm, which put all Spain's law forces ' on guard after the violence first broke out, should continue in effect against the disturbances. Provide for Decree. President Niceto Alcala Zamora also signed a decree providing for a revision in the proceedings by which Jesuit properties were to be restored to the Society of Jesus. Orders for the return of the properties were suspended pending a re- exaniination. Persons close to the president, whose estates were attacked Monday as the new leftist parliament opened its. session, said he was "seriously upset" by the political situation and was ready to resign "at the. moment he may deem opportune." Driven Off by Guards. Crowds of men, described by authorities as communists, were driven off by assault guards after attacking the president's hacienda at Priego de Cordoba and that of his 74 year old maiden aunt, Senorita Gloria Torres, in Jaen province. In later outbreaks, one leftist was killed by rightists in a clash at the town of Jumilla in Murcia province. The aggressors were arrested, a bomb bursting as a group of rightists tried to free their companions. Two alleged fascists were lynched Speaker Byrns Wears Shamrocks and Green Tie While Presiding WASHINGTON, UP)--House Irishmen smiled approvingly Tuesday when Speaker Byrns mounted the dais to open the session. · He wore a veritable bouquet of freshly cut shamrocks'on his lapel, and sported a green striped tie to complete the St. Patrick's day motif. Bright green cravats, carnations and such were in evidence on the floor, too. Pet Pony Is Rescued From Mine in Ohio CROOKSVTLLE, Ohio, OT--Guy Brown and his three husky sons rescued "Fannie," their pet pony Tuesday from the family mine in Louis Hollow. Fannie, trapped in a cavein. emerged sleepily but apparently none the worse for her experience after the four men had spent the night digging a tunnel through 20 feet of coal. Chicago Pharmacist' Curbs Deafness A Chicago pharmacist, who suffered for years from earache, head noises and deafness, s-ays he finally solved his case through the preparation of a European specialist after countless other, preparations and devices failed to help him. OURINE is used and praised by thousands who were hard of hearing, bothered by head noises, earache, ringing and buzzing in cars. If you dread approaching deafness, get OURINE today. Relief is immediate--and the cost is only a few cents a day. Money back if dissatisfied. Sold at your FORD HOPKINS DRUG STORE Hill or Clarion and Holmes of Donnan Seek Senate Seats DES MOINES, (IP)--Two men who would be state senators and one who would be a state representative obtained nominations papers Tuesday. The senatorial nomination candidates are G. R. Hill of Clarion, who did not state his party, and George R. Holmes of Donnan, .Fayette county, who also failed to list his party. The representative candidate was M. H. Runkle, (R) of Manchester. "The Slugger" Gets 10 Years in Prison DES MOINES, (.«--Richard Tillson, 24 year old Negro accused of being the footpad known as "the slugger," was sentenced to serve 10 years in the Anamosa reformatory. Dickinson Attacks Senate Committee PHILADELPHIA. LT)--Senator L. J. Dickinson (R., la.) accused the senate lobby committee of "immorality and tyranny" in its mass seizure of telegrams and correspondence, in a talk before a Temple university audience here. RADIO PROGRAM STATION NOI, AMES "Jafsie" and Daughter Return Dr. .T. F. Condon, "Jafsie" of (he Lindbergh case, and his daughter, Mrs. Myra Hacker, returned Tuesday to New York from a vacation cruise. and during a rightist demonstration of protest, leftists launched an attack in which one person was killed. Strike Settlement Blocked by Partial Lockout of Workers NEW YORK, LP)--With settlement of the building service strike balked by what union employes called a partial lockout, labor leaders moved Tt4esday for a "general stoppage of all organized labor in the city." A meeting was called last night and the refusal of building operators to reinstate all building union workers when the two-week walkout ended under an arbitration agreement was discussed. Road Bonds Sold. DENISON, (JPi--Crawford county sold 5653,000 in county refunding road bonds, bearing 2 per cent interest, and paying a $3.401 premium to Halsey Stuart and Company, Inc., of Chicago. COUGHLIN'S OLD CHURCH BURNED New Half Million _ Dollar Uncompleted Shrine Is Not Damaged. ROYAL OAK, Mich.. W)--Fire destroyed Father Charles E. Coughlin's original Shrine of the Little Flower, a modest frame structure Tuesday. The imposing, new half million dollar shrine, as yet incomplete, was not damaged. Father Coughlin, at the fire himself, estimated the loss at $30,000. He and firemen agreed that faulty wiring was fhe cause. Two Royal Oak fire companies, given assistance from neighboring Birmingham, brought the fire under control but not before 75 foot high flames had threatened to spread to the nearby shrine from which Father Coughlin makes his weekly radio broadcasts. Alarm Box Call. A call from an alarm box near the shrine at 6:17 a. m., brought firemen. Three telephone calls to the police-fire headquarters followed shortly. .Nuns from the nearby Little Flower convent helped church attendants have the Blessed Sacrament, the Little Flower statuary, and most of the vestments. Father Coughlin said the loss was covered by insurance. The new shrine, built of masonry and steel, is only 75 feet from the squat, shingle covered structure that burned. Its stone exterior wag blackened by smoke, but no other damage was apparent. No Hint of Incendiarism. Father Coughlin and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Coughlin, watched the efforts of the firemen from across the street. Firemen and Father Coughlin said there was no hint of incendiarism. Father Coughlin expressed concern for the safety of the church relics, which were in a small, iron safe in the church office. Among them were a piece of the true cross and three relics of Ste. Thresa. Efforts to find the safe awaited the cooling of the embers. The church was built in 1926, and was the first to be dedicated to Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate-D e b a t e s army appropriation bill. Finance committee weighs proposed changes in liquor tax law. House-Considers private bills. Appropriations committee meets on deficiency bill. Ways and means subcommittee meets on tax legislation. MONDAY Senate-Debated army appropriations bill. Lobby committee beard of congressmen entertained by legislative representative. House-Passed numerous minor bills on consent calendar. Ways and means subcommittee continued taxation studies. Special committee investigating old age pensions continued preparations for open hearings. IOWA MUST CUT REQUEST ON WPA Hill Says Hopkins "Laughed Out Loud" at Plea for Six Millions. WASHINGTON, (/P~Here seeking $6,000,000 to carry the Iowa WPA program through until next fall, Administrator L. S. Hill faced the prospect of having to get along with only $1.750.000. Hill said Federal WPA Administrator Harry Hopkins virtually "laughed out loud" at his request for six millions. "We were told we'd have to cut down," Hill said. The Iowa administrator declared $1,750,000 plus unexpended- funds would probably carry the program only 60 clays longer. He said federal officials hoped to cut the Iowa load from its present 36,000 employes to 20,000 by July 1. Ste. Theresa of Lisieux. canonized by the Catholic church in May, 1925. as "The Little Flower of the Child Jesus." TRUCK LICENSE WAR RAGES ON Lew Wallace Explains Iowa Is Doing Same Thing as Minnesota. DES MOINES, /D--The truck license "war" raged along the Iowa- Minnesota border Tuesday with no indication of an "armistice." Eighteen Iowa highway officers patrolled strategic highways leading into the state from Minnesota with instructions to hold incoming Minnesota trucks until Iowa licenses are purchased for them. Lew Wallace, state motor vehicle department superintendent, said he did not know how long the "war" would continue. He explained: "The attorney general of Minnesota issued an opinion that certain types of Iowa trucks operating in Minnesota must have Minnesota license plates. "Therefore we are requiring Minnesota trucks of the same type to buy Iowa license plates. As far as we are concerned, we are extending the reciprocity to any state which extends reciprocity to us. The whole controversy is over the question of license plates." With certain exceptions, each state seeks to require "for hire" and "not for hire" trucks to purchose license plates. Civil War Vet Dies. WASHINGTON. Iowa. W--A Civil war veteran, W. A. Coffman, 90. died at his home in Brighton 10 miles east of here following a three months illness. Starter Generator and IGNITION SERVICE Central Auto Electric Co. New Location Next to Fire Station I'hone 494 WEDNESDAY. MARCH 23 11:30 A.M.--Rhyme nnd Rhythm. 12:00 .Noun--I, S. nrnt. nf AKrlniltnrr. ::M P.M.--Radio Chilli Study Cluh. .1:00 P.M.--MnMfrwrtrfc. .l:no P.M.--Knr I.nnd«. 4:30 P.M.--Iowa stale Medical Society. See Our East Window Phone 200 For Evening Appointment First Showing in Mason City the New SIMMONS Double-Duty STUDIO COUCHES-SOFA BEDS Turn to the Middle oE This Week's Saturday Evening Post For Simmons Double Page Spread Announcing the New Line of Studio Couches and Sofa Beds First Showing in Mason City at Chapmans * SATURDAY EVENING v POST,; *.· * I ·. ' 5 I- ^ "· i illafl./ /. (tH: t ft i' i ' . * i THE FAMOUS"? ty er COUCH HAS ANEW FEATURE ^{"| AU?COUCHES ABB TWIN BEDS btntitu mmtmssSaSBUm LJwBKBti^m taasMB^ i iiiiana l-Poll A* twek r»!t lifltly Wnrt 3-Nt*l A touch sffmir 3-You hit* 0 Malortlbt* diMbU l U l p l f t B Op*0td 0. ,,. hrtibU»*.r. ""· ^"* ? tir* Tkii ii · larar* which yon wiU oftt* tut · nil ^so'taitot*. The Famous "Pull Easy" Couch Has New Features As pictured with arms and hack. Two individual inner spring mattresses. New bed height. A touch of your toe and bed automatically raises. Can be used as double or twin beds. See It Demonstrated at Chapman'* THE "BEAUTY REST" A new and improved mode! of the finest STUDIO COUCH ever built by Simmons 19-21 First Street S. E. The Answer to a Great Question Simmons New 'DAVENPORT SOFA BED' Looks Like a Davenport--Permanent Arms and Back More Comfortable Than Most Sofas Opens to Either Full Size or Twin Beds Has Chair to Match Moderately Priced at Chapmans Mason City

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