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M I S M E M £ A S T t t t P T O F I O . V 4 " f S M O ( N F S M North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home 'THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOKTH 10WAJSS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL RIVE CENTS A COP! ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED VV1KB SEBV1CB MASON CITY, IOWA. TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 1934 THIS PAPKIt CONSISTS 01' TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 151 House Vote Significant Lower Body Always Stood by F. R. Before. CLARK RIGHT TO SALARY UPHELD By HERBERT PtBMMER · A S H I N G T O N , April 3. UP)--Action of the house in overwhelmingly d e f e a t i n g President Roosevelt's veto of the independent offices appropriation bill may be of far greater significance than the fact thai body consented to the addition of 5228,000,000 to budget estimates for veterans anc federal employes The effect of that vote on the future of both the administration and members of the house will be watched closely in the days to come Since .the day President Roose velt convened congress in specia session a little more than a yea ago, the house has been his main standby. It has been that bodj which received the various parts o his emergency legislative program and, in many cases, without so much as reading the bills quickly trans formed them into law. The representatives consented t be "gagged" by their leaders Mm and again. They stuck by the admin istration when the senate kicke over the traces. Fall Election Issue? Then, almost overnight, they rose up and handed the leader they had so loyally followed as decisive a defeat as any president ever has suffered. Up until this vote it had been believed the average democrat regarded his unswerving loyalty to Rooseveltian policies as the best possible recommendation to his constituents for being returned in the elections this fall. There were 209 democrats who voted to override his veto. What caused, the greater number of them. I to go against him for the first time on a major issue? Will their vote prompt "support the president" candidates or "loyal Rooseveltians" to enter against them in the coming' primaries? Repercussions Coming', It is answerers to questions such as these that Washington politicians are trying to find at the present. Most of them are agreed it will be necessary to wait and watch developments. If there had been any doubt in the minds of observers as to the importance with which administration leaders viewed the proposition, the terrific and stubborn fight made in support of the president in the senate the next day before that body also overrode the veto would have dispelled them. Its equal hasn'l been matched since the beginning of the "new deal." Repercussions are destined to be heard for a long time. ]. P. Dolliver of Fort Dodge to Run for Representative InsulVs Last Door of Escape Is Slammed Shut DENIED RIGHT TO MAKEAPPEALBY TURKISH COURT Weeping Chicagoan in Jail Plans Fight to Last Ditch. By FRISCnULA KING Associated Press Foreign Staff ISTANBUL, April 3. UP)--The last door to the possible escape of Samuel Insull from extradition to the United States was slammed shut today. The white haired fugitive was refused the right of appeal from the decision of the third penal tribuna upon which the Turkish cabinet's decision to extradite him was based Thus it was determined definitely that he must remain here unti he is transferred to the custody of United States government agents. Statement of Fact. M. Kena, public prosecutor, ex lained that the third tribunal's de ision that he could legally be ex radited constituted merely a state ment of fact and was not a ver ict. Hence, he-said, no appeal coul e entertained. The announcement was mad irnid an extraordinary mobilization 3f legal strength for a finish figh n InsuU's. behalf.' Greek lawyer ushed here from Athens. Other were retained in Istanbul. Despite ' thfe,.,jBparently, r Insur mountao'le^dds," they had .prepare to battle to the last ditch agaln loth the arrest and the weeping Ch cagoan, held today in the hospita room of the house of detention un der what is called "house arrest' and his actual extradition. Consider Case Closed. Turkey considers the Insull cas closed. After authorities had sai Insull would be denied the right o appeal, the court of cessation mad it final by definitely ruling again any new move. It was not known what arrang ments the American governmen was making to speed Insult's returr /-lerican Ambassador Robert 1 Skinner has requested instruction from Washington concerning sending Insull to America. There were reports some American in Turkey might be deputized to act as a special officer to take Insull back to Illinois for trial on larceny and fraud charges. On the other hand, a possibility was seen that it might be necessary for Turkish officials to hold the weary traveler here for from 10 days to two weeks until American authorities arrive. FARMER HELD IN WIFE'S DEATH Charles Bausch, 58 (inset), was charged with slaying his wife, Louisa, and setting fire to their farm house near Vineland, N. J. Mrs. Bausch's body was found in the ruins of the dwelling, shown above, and investigators said she had been beaten to death. Bausch denied the charges. (Associated Press Fhotos). CWA Will Go Venice of Renaissance^ One Better mimmmn ^mM^T SALE OF BONDS Mrs. Wright and 2 Others DAMAGE CAUSED BY RAINS; 3 DIE IN TRAIN WRECK Girl Drowned When Cat Plunges Off Bridge in Wisconsin. ST. PAUL, April 3. CT)--Torrential rains which fell last night and early today in east central Minnesota and adjacent Wisconsin, ranging up to near four inches, caused heavy damage to private property and were blamed for a railroad wreck in which three were killed. One girl was drowned, fotir others were hurt and one man was missing after a car plunged from a flood swept bridge near Eau Claire, Wis. The victim was Myrtle Rowe. All occupants of the car were students at Stout institute and were on their way to school when the accident ac_- curred. Kail Tracks Undermined. Reports of undermined railroad tracks, flood highways, and livestock drownings came from points throughout the affected area, where in some cases persons were forced to flee from their homes to escape flood waters. Killed when a main line Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis Omaha freight train was wrecked by a washout near Hudson, Wis., were C F Lange, St. Paul, Jess Utter and Glen q. parle;-Minneapolis, all - ' ' Cliarli-s G. Wood (above), em- ploye o£ the federal conciliation service, announced his resignation in a letter to Miss Frances Perkins, secretary of labor, charging she hart "fallen down on the job." The labor department said Wood was dismissed more than a month ago. (Associated Fress photo.) FORT DODGE, April 3. . Jonathan P. Doliiver, Fort Dodg attorney, only son of the late United States Senator J. P. Dolliver, today announced his candidacy for state representative from Webster county. Dolliver is the second candidate for the republican nomination of county representative, A. J. Moe Saving previously announced. The ·present state representative is John H. Mitchell, candidate for the democratic nomination for a second term. WeS CO 1* \ FORECAST IOWA: Cloudy and colder preceded by showers in extreme east portion Tuesday night; Wednesday partly cloudy, colder in extreme east, rising temperature in northwest. M I N N E S O T A : Mostly cloudy, somewhat colder in west and south, rain or snow in northeast portion Tuesday night; Wednesday probably fair, with rising temperature In west portion. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning: Maximum Monday 56 Degrees Minimum in Night 37 Degrees At 8 A. M. 39 Degrees Jlalnfall .86 of an Inch Fears that North Iowa farmers would have to seed their smar grains in dusty soil have been ban iahed. Eleven inches of snow followed by almost an inch of rain Tuesday morning have guaranteed against this unfavorable crop augury. F.R, TO EXTEND HOLIDAY CRUISE 'resident's Two Elder Sons Enroute by Plane to Join Father. MIAMI, Fla., April 3. M)--President Roosevelt sailed into- new southern waters today, determined :o continue his happy vacation cruise into next week. His ship was pointed south late yesterday'after a consultation with jongressnonal leaders had assured lim there was no need for his return to the capital this week. With the word "all well and happy" the yacht Nourmahal proceeded to its new base today, in the vicinity of Elbow Key Light, Cay Sal banks. Two Sons Enroute. The president's two elder sons. James and Elliott, were enroute to his fishing ground from here by naval plane. They expected to return tonight. To keep fueled for the extended trip, the destroyer U. S. S., Ellis was joined today by its base ship, the destroyer U. S. S. Tattnall, which set out from here last night to overtake the presidential party. Scheduled to End. In extending his fishing cruise the president set the record for recent vears in absence from the capital during a session of congress but his close contacts by radio with Capitol Hill gave him. the needed assurances to go on for a few mor~ days. The trip originally was scheduled to end on Friday. In all probability Mr. -Roosevelt will remain on the open seas until late next week. Capital April 24 to May 24. WASHINGTON, April ' 3. -'£)-- The CWA is about to go the Venice of the renaissance one better. So says Forbes Watson, administration officer helping arrange an exhibition of the art resulting from the CWA's mass hiring of artists. Watson, former editor of an art magazine, put it this way today: "The Venice of renaissance is the last previous example of direct employment of artists by a government, and Venice had no such exhibition as will be held in Washington from April 24 to May 24." Nearly 1,000 Examples. In the display there will be nearly 1,000 examples of painting, water colors, etchings, wood cuts, and every other phase of artistic endeavor financed in recent months with civil works funds. Known as the public works of art project, it resulted in over 5,000 projects in all, giving employment to as many as 2,500 artists at one time. The cost to the government thus far has been slightly less than a million dollars. Watson said this was under the rate prevailing for the earlier method of awarding commissions for decorating public buildings. Everything executed by he artists belongs to the govern- ient. Nor has the work been without ts humorous side. On a wall of the administration office hangs the now elebrated cartoon, showing an art- st approaching a tumble-down postoffice and general store. The caption is "The CWA has commissioned me to paint a mural here." Specimens of Work. All around the office are specimens of the work done by the art- sts at wages of either $38.25 or ?23.25 a week, with paint and materials furnished by them. One shows a crowd of shopgirls rushing to attend a Greta Garbo performance, another depicts a 'rain elevator in operation. "The American Scene," Watson called the assembled works. He Udncu mi- '*"· pointed to a photograph of murals being executed for the University of Iowa. Wheat farming is the theme, the farmers are in overalls, one is. wiping the sweat from his The artists, many of them world- famous, . and some of "extreme" schools, have left their "ivory tower," Watson said, and have painted so as to be understood. Iowa Cityan Killed in Wreck of Auto MUSCATINE, April 3. UP)-George J. Kubik of Iowa City was Instantly killed and his sedan demolished early this morning when his machine crashed through the north approach to Salisbury bridge about nine inilcs northwest of here and fell 25 feet into the Cedar river. Taken to Cincinnati in Marshalltovrn Case. CINCINNATI, April 3. (.W--To the city in which she once worked as the secretary of a prominent businessman, Mrs. Nancy J. Wright was returned by police today to face a grand jury investigation of her connection with a $96,000 bond robbery. Already having admitted that she sold $54,000 worth of the securities wrested from an aged recluse in Marshalltown, Iowa, the pretty divorcee was confronted by authorities with a disclosure that she had disposed of $4,000 more of the loot. Mrs. Wright and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Treharn. brought here from Youngstown, Ohio, are accused of obtaining money under false pretenses, but Prosecutor Louis J. Schneider said he would go before the grand jury seeking more serious charges. While admitting their part in the sale of the $54,000 in bonds to the Fifty-third Union Trust company here, the three have said they diS not know the securities were stolen. The $54,000 lot was sold March 26. Authorities said that three other bonds worth $4.000 were sold to the bank by Mrs. Wright between Feb. 23 and March 2. Mrs. Martha Gillespie, the recluse, was robbed April 18, 1933. Police revealed Mrs. Wright formerly lived in Marshalltown. White House Lawn Cleaned Up After Easter Egg Rolling WASHINGTON. April 3. (/T)--The white house Easter egg rolling was a lot of fun for a lot of people, but to careta.kers at the mansion it meant about the biggest spring yard cleaning job they ever tackled. Theirs was the task of erasing today the traces left by 50,000 children and parents who broke the all time attendance record for the annual event. A vast assortment of fragments of brightly hued shells, tattered baskets, Daper, and an occasional small garment littered the yard. Stewart to Preside at Dairy Conference DBS MOINES. April 3. JP-- I'aul P. Stewart. Maynard dairy- farmer, will preside at the regional conference of Iowa and western Illinois dairymen here Wednesday and Thursday. ."if "ciemvobd, Wis., 'railway and highway bridges were washed away, long stretches of highway ruined and scores of basements flooded. The precipitation there was unofficially estimated at nearly four inches. Livestock Drowned. Twenty herd of livestock were drowned on a farm near Lake City, Minn., where general property damage also was heavy. At Red Wing, Minn., near y two inches of rain flooded streets and basements, and at nearby Trembelle Village, Wis., a creek overflowed its tanks and flooded the village. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Meacham were forced to flee from their borne in night clothes when water, chest high surrounded their home. Flood warnings were issued to Rochester, Minn., residents, as: tne Hoot river rose rapidly. The Chica- o-o Milwaukee and St. Paul -railroad tracks were reported under three feet of water at Lanesboro. Leaps From Auto. At Stillwater, Minn., A. Magnuson, Bayport, narrowly escaped death or serious injury when he leaped from his automobile, poised on the ledge of a viaduct, into a 50 foot hole gouged by the torrent ot rain Two and a half inches of ram fell at that place, while 3V 2 inches were measured at Somerset, Wis., At'winona in extreme southeastern Minnesota, residents were reported moving to high points as streams overflowed the banks. The Mississippi river was reported rising rapidly at that point. Dams were reported out at several Wisconsin points, including Menornonie and Colfax. Basements throughout the Twin Cities were flooded, but little other damage was reported. Three hundred sparrows were killed when a signboard behind which they sought shelter collapsed. First Heavy Snow. The rain followed the winter's first heavy snow in southern Minnesota last week. Earlier farmers had expressed a fear they might be unable to plant this spring because of the moisture deficiency. The Kinnikinic river threatened isolation to River Falls, Wis., by tearing up roads and carrying-away a railway trestle. The river tore out a 175 foot Omaha trestle and made roads im Backus Charges Banks Conspired to "Steal" Firm Says Receivership of Paper Company Was Forced in 1931. WASHINGTON, April 3. I.TI-- Edward W. Backus, former president of the Minnesota and Ontario Paper company, told the senate banking committee today that a number of banks headed by the Chase National of New York conspired to consummate a $i 0,000,000 "steal" of his concern. Backus said a receivership of the company was forced in 1931. though it was solvent, by officials of the Chase bank, including Albert H. Wiggin, and the First National bank of Boston. He asked the committee to make a thorough inquiry to protect thousands of investors and workers in the company. Kequestcd by Scnnll. The banking committee's stock market investigating group was called together to hear Backus a the request of Senator Schall (K Minn.). . Backus submitted a long prepared statement in an effort to support passable so that there was no means of driving cars to Hudson or Ellsworth. Debris from the river buried the pump house of the River Falls power plant. The wreck occurred on a curve while the through freight, west (Turn lo I'age 2, Column 3) SIGN TROCE IN TIRE BUSINESS WASHINGTON, April 3. Tire manufacturers and mass distri butors have signed a 40 day truce agreement to refrain from price wars in the tire business, it was re vcaled today. Sliil.Klll^ll'- ill nil "- * allegations previously filed with tne committee of "financial racketeering" by the bank. He said the "trail of evil not only ran through the Chase and First National bank of Boston, but also through Halsey, Stuart and company, Bond and Goodwin and the International Paper and Power company. Assured by \viggm. | Backus said he was_ assured in , February, 1931, by Wiggin, then chairman of the governing committee of the Chase bank, that a financing plan in process would be carried through and the Chase bank would "make good" any deficit. Later that month, he said, the bankers told him a receivership was "the only solution." He added he agreed "under duress' and wa= made receiver. Backus told of a conference m the summer of 1931 with Wiggin, A R Graustein, president of tha international Paper and Power company, and Malcolm Chase, at which he said it was apparent that these interests were determined to obtain our properties regardless of the methods necessary. 1 Forced to Resign. After a few months, Backus added, he was forced to resign as receiver and was succeeded by R. H. M. Robinson and C. T. Jaffray. Under their management, he said, there has been a "most deplorable campaign of mismanagement, extravagance, waste and sac: rifice of cash and other assets, which already has resulted in losses of $12,000,000. Robinson, throughout, he said, has been supported by the "so- called bondholders protective committee" which represented the bankers. The objective of the bankers Backus said, was to confiscate the estate, conservatively valued at S75 000.000 under normal conditions, for ?5,000,000. Campaignfoi Governor to Be Real One Final Drive Not Yet Under Way With 60 Days to Go. 15y LOUIS A. COOK- DES MOINES, April 3.--Just what is going to happen when the republicans of Iowa go to the polls in June to nominate a candidate for governor cannot safely be predicted as yet, but from all present indications the campaign between now and then is likely to be a hummer. As usual, the interest 00 days before the primary is still rather largely confined to persons who are more or less active politically, and to the adherents of the various candidates. The issues as yet are not set, and a lot of people haven't found out who the candidates are. The stage is being set for a knockdown and drag out, however, which is likely to produce some old fashioned campaign fireworks before the contest is over. A New Face In Folltics. The candidacy of Bob Colflesh is one which has the old timers doing a lot of guessing. Bob is adding to republican politics in Iowa a new | factor. He is young, aggressive, and has an intensely enthusiastic personal following. He is also being welcomed with open arms by republican organization leaders in most parts of the state who figure that he offers a rallying point for a revival of partisan interest which has-been sadly .lacking. . · -' Also, Mr. Colflesh has not been letting any grass grow under his feet during the last eight or nine weeks. He has visited 60 or TO counties. He is proving to be a tireless campaigner, and, aside from the period during the coming month when lie will be engaged in the trial of the Bch-Kraschel cases, he expects to keep going until the votes are counted. He is finding, everywhere he goes, an energetic group of supporters, who are willing to do some hustling. Lost Leg in Battle. A following of this character is invaluable in a political campaign. His personal background, with his record both as a soldier and a citizen, is appealing. An orphan boy, who, after" losing a leg at Chateau Thierry, fought his way through a college education, and into a rising and prominent figure in the bar and politics of the state, he has real possibilities as a candidate. Dan Turner, who is attempting to make bis comeback in this campaign, is also -j. personage whose ability as a campaigner and a politician, is not to be discounted. It is pretty generally conceded now, even by Dan's friends, that he stepped on his feet a little both in his opening announcement and in his first campaign speech at Creston, It is highly noticeable that his later campaign utterances have been subdued. Turner Is a Fighter Too. Dan had behind him in his earlier campaigns not only element of the part which may be characterized as the old Brookhart following, but EIGHT JUDGES OF SUPREME COURT DECIDE ON CASE No Decision Made on His Eligibility for Insurance Post. at 2. Column 4 1 FOREST CITYAN DIES SUDDENLY Gjellefald Succumbs While at Lunch in Hotel at St. Paul. FOREST CITY, April 3.--Andrew O. Gjellefald. businessman here for about 25 years, died suddenly Monday noon at a hotel in St. Paul while eating lunch. He was a victim of | heart disease while on a buying trip to St. Paul. Mr. Gjellefald was owner of Gjellefald's women's ready-to-wear store here. He was prominent in civic activities and was about 70 years of age. The body of Mr. Gjellefald was being brought to Forest City. Funeral arrangements have not been announced, however. Mr. Gjellefald was born in Norway. His wife preceded him in death five years ago. Surviving arc his son, Olaf, of Forest City and three daughters, Mrs. Lloyd B. Tait. 340 Pennsylvania avenue southeast. Mason City. Mrs. Clyde G. Stoner. 311 Third street northwest. Mason City, and Miss Helen Gjellefald of Forest City. P.iglit of E. W. Clark, Mason City, to his salary as state insurance commissioner was upheld Tuesday in the Iowa supreme court -- another sweeping victory in his long array of legal battles to retain his office. An opinion by Justice Claussen concurred in by seven other justices affirmed the decision of the Polk county district court in a mandamus action instituted by Clark. All justices thus participated in the ruling except Justice Richard Mitchell, who did not take part in the opinion. But one more barrier exists for Clark to completely extricate himself from the myriad of legal entanglements that were thrown about him by state officials at Des Moines, barriers branded by his attorneys as political maneuvers to oust him from office because of his party affiliations. One More Barrier. The supreme court has yet to act on the appeal of the state officials from the decision of Judge Ladd in which the executive council was enjoined from proceeding with the examination of the insurance commissioner as contemplated. Notice of appeal was filed in this case but the matter has not been iubmitted. The decision handed down Tuesday affirms that of Judge Herrick in the lower courts in. the mandamus-action brought to'.compel Hjfrf*T state treasurer to pay Clark his salary as commissioner. State Comptroller C. B. Murtagh had refused to issue warrants for Clark's salary on the basis that the insurance commissioner was not eligible to hold the office. Warrants totaling 52,666.56 represanting Clark's salary from Aug. 1, 1933. have been withheld by the comptroller. Express No Conclusion. The supreme court in its opinion expressed no conclusion on the question of Clark's eligibility to the office. Justice Claussen said that it is recognized that the title to office cannot be tried in an action in mandamus to compel the issuance of salary. "The validity of the appointment can only be questioned in the name of the state in quo warranto and until the right to office is thus successfully assailed he is commissioner of insurance and is entitled to exercise the functions of the office and to receive the salary attached to it," the supreme court held. Court Not Concerned. Pointing out that the appellant's argument in the supreme court was directed against the eligibility of Clark, the court said that it was not concerned with this question in the mandamus proceedings auci therefore expressed no conclusions. The question of Clark's eligibility arose out of his appointment to thi office while he was a member of the state senate and in the fad that the salary of the commissioner was increased during that legislative term. Salary Increased. Clark was a state senator from the forty-third district and was (Turn lo 1'agc ·'. Column SI Presidents of U. S. An authoritative sketch of each president and every mistress of the white house, with a contemporary photograph of each. Here are the historical highlights of every administration, rich in personal anecdote and human interest. Students will fiild in this booklet a compact survey of American history from the foundation of the union. The section on President Roosevelt brings the story up to 1934. Inclose 10 cents to cover cost, postage and rr.ndling. Use coupon. Mason City Globc-Gazctto Information Bureau, Fr ric J. Huskiii, Director, Washington, D, C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped i for the booklet "Presidents and Their Wives." Name "'.reel ' City Stntc (Mail to Washington. O. C.)

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