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-· i s r D c . f r DCS 01-" * *R T I O W A NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULl, LEASED WIHES FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1939 THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 126 NEWS BEHIN THE/ ByULMALLON Ickes Illegally Changed Name of Hoover Name WASHINGTON -- F e rociously honest Harold Ickes, who is always accusing the press o£ diabolical inaccuracies, seems to h a v e snared his own large toe in one, at least. He has su c ce s s t ully deluded an en- t i r e world-ma p m a k e rs, press and movies^i n t o believing t h a t dam out in the TYRANNIES DENOUNCED BY F. R. Colorado river Paul Mall on suppressed inside w a s dam. Boulder A bit of long- history shows GARNER LENDS ASSISTANCE TO ECONOMY DRIVE Vice President Talks Active Part in Work Behind-the-Scenes WASHINGTON, (IP--The push for economy by Senator Harrison (D.-Miss.) and a^ group of like- minded legislators has the support and co-operation of Vice Presid- -*-Fire Sweeps Hotel in Halifax; 35 Die an attorney general of the United States, Homer Cummings, ruled that Ickes illegally changed t h e name of the dam to Boulder -- and so advised the interior secretary away back in January, 1935. Cummings, then a fellow cabinet member of the irate int. see.,- held the dam was still "Hoover dam" in lionor of the chairman of the committee who brought the Colorado river states into the water compact, Herbert Hoover. * * * Letters Are Revealed It might never have become public but for an over sight on ·the part of Cummings. When he 3ett office recently he permitted a writer to have his public papers for "publication in book form. Somehow his exchange of letters with Ickes on this subject got into the batch, and appeared in the book. The letters show the world lost outstanding humorists when these two took up their careers in sec.'s letter (your) r'eTis a .reference to 'water discharged- as Hoover (Boulder) --dam.' Having gone to great lengths to give to Boulder dam its original and prpper name which my predecessor in office attempted feloniously to take from it, for which praiseworthy a n d meritorious public act, I have been roundly condemned by reactionary republican papers in all parts of the country, I may say that the reference in this bill of complaint to 'Hoover dam' gives me nothing at all to cheer about. I should have been glad to point out what was undoubtedly merely an inadvertence but I lacked the opportunity, since I did not see the bill of complaint until after it had been printed and filed with the supreme court." * * * Reply by Cummings The Cummings reply (January 21, 1935): "Dear Harold: T h i s acknowledges your letter of the , 17th of January about Boulder dam, and I am hot surprised by your perturbation. Even in the / midst o£ great events, the misuse of a. cherished name is apt to be upsetting. "The difficulty in this particular instance seems to grow out of the fact, that w h i l e the term 'Boulder dam' is used as often as ent Garner. Close friends of the vice president said Saturday he was taking an active part in the behind-the- scenes maneuvers of Senator Harrison and other members of the congressional economy group. But he is not deviating from his long custom of refusing to give interviews on matters of public policy. He is just as silent as ever to reporters on all subjects except the weather, and topics akin to it.. Expect Strong Opposition His friends said he wished his part in the endeavor to remain buried in the background because the actual work was being done by a group of senate and house members led by such men as- Senators Harrison of Mississippi, Byrd and Glass of Virginia, Adams of Colorado and others. Those engaged in the effort are not too optimistic of success. They recognize that they may expect strong opposition. The willingness of members of congress to cut down in federal spending in their own districts is involved. Disagree on Economics .·-At. the bottom of the disput lies the expresswi^disagreement of the _econoiriy"group witK 'the ^'economic theory to which' th'ey say Presfdeht Roosevelt committed himself in his annual message, and which was outlined later by Marriner S. Eccles, chairman of the federal reserve board, in his letters to Senator Byrd. President Roosevelt recommended a $3,000,000,000 budget and said the nation must not cut its expenses drastically now if it wished to attain an 580,000,000,000 annual national income. If such a national income were achieved, he indicated, increased * * Dl Thirty-five persons were JdlleO and some 30 others were unreporiefl after fire swept the century- old Queen hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Here is a view of the structure at the height of the Tilazc. There were 117 persons in the building when the fire was discovered. * * * * * * * * : MORE BODIES IN ! i possible and scattered somewhat | ( promiscuously in strategic places | in the bill of complaint, neverthe- ' less the drafters of that document seemed to feel it necessary in describing the dam to use the title employed by congress in acts appropriating money for its construction. "I believe these acts refer to the dam as 'Hoover'dam 1 (see 46 stat. at large 1146; 47 stat. at large 118; and 47 statute at large 535.) collections from present taxes would balance the budget Strength Not measured Arrayed on the one side are Mr. Roosevelt and his supporters in congress. His support is large, but thus far in the present session it has not been clearly measured. No issue has come to a vote which gave a certain clue to his strength. Many southern democrats are back of the economy drive. It also has drawn support from middle western democrats, and to a lesser degree from eastern and far western ones. Those back of the drive expect most republicans to lend a hand. But the exact weight of the force on either side of the issue has not yet been set down in the ayes and noes on any measure. Six of Victims in Flames Are Still Reported Unidentified HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, (Canadian Press) -- The desk clerk o£ the Queen hotel, Clyde Macintosh, Saturday estimated 35 persons were killed in the fire that destroyed the half-century old wood and stucco structure Thursday. Six unidentified bodies already were in- the Halifax morgue while firemen searched the ice- coated ruins for others believed to have been trapped when the flames cut off escape. Perkins Sends Gifts to Injured Iowa Girl DBS MO1NES, (ff)--Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins has not forgotten the 5 year old girl who was hurt in an accident when the cabinet, member visited the Granger homestead project near here three'weeks ago. The cabinet member lias' sent a doll and basket to Bonnie Sparks, who suffered two broken legs when she ran into the path of an automobile a few feet from where Hiss Perkins was standing. Free to Be Married Again Next Tuesday LAS VEGAS, Nov., (IP) -- By next Tuesday, Clark Gable, the idol of many a feminine film fan, may be free to marry Carole Lombard, screen actress -and his Moreover, the "dam is referred to a as 'Hoover dam' in the contract' between the United States and the Metropolitan water district, under which contract, 1 understand, the · i ' - dam is actually being constructed. 1 , Our department was not aware '·- that you had officially rechris- t, ; tened the dam, or that there had ta,. k been any change in its technical er ' ^ name since the order of Secretary CS f Wilbur made on Sept. 17, 1930. --J |. .·· "I rather doubt whether it is LC-i f feasible to do anything about the · i matter at this !ate day, even if it Ss [ were deemed appropriate to do so. PI j In other words, it looks to me Wj ) very much like water over the -- ·-.} Hoover (Boulder) dam. When I ·^C A see you, I shall extend my com^ ^ miseration in person." Na *; -j Thus apparently the dam has Ge t. been Hoover dam legally for four " *' years, although no one knew it : except Messrs. Cummings and . i Ickes. Unless the new attorney general, Frank Murphy, will take a less legal and more Ickesian view of the int. sec.'s predicament, apparently it will remain Hoover dam. lint Features. Inc. Cornell Wrestler Is Critically Hurt CEDAR RAPIDS, (IP)--Rober Murray, Cornell college wrestle who was injured in an automobil accident near here Friday, was re ported in a critical condition in hospital here Saturday. The con almost constant companion at picture colony affairs for the past three years. . - J Mrs. Maria Gable, 49 year old wife of the actor, 11 years her junior, on Monday will complete the required 42 days of residence in this Nevada city which lures those seeking quick divorce, and will be eligible to obtain a decree. There were indications, however, that she would not appear before Judge William E. Orr before Tuesday. She and Gable were married in 1931 in Santa Ana, Cal., at which time she gave her age as 41, he his as 30. dition of Marcus Dailey and Gei Tornquist, two other Corns wrestlers who were riding wi Murray, was reported as fair. Allred, Iowa Civil War Veteran, Is Dead CORYDON, (IP)-- William Pa terson Allred, 92, Civil war vt eran and president of one of t veterans organizations, died at 1 home here Saturday. Allred w president of the National Associ tion of Civil war and Sons Union Veterans Musicians. Identical Twins Double in Trouble as in Regular Life DES MOINES, W)-- Doubling in trouble as they do throughout life, Roy" and J,oy Downs, 42 year Within a week, Roy, too, r appendicitis and was brought LOOK INSIDE FOR- HASELTEEN BLACK Man, 51, Sought as Slayer of Girl, 13 PAGE 2 Palo Alto Women's Program Is March 22 PAGE 8 Upsets Feature Play in Clear Lake Meet PAGE 9 of WILL LEAVE FOR GUAAI MANILA. (IP)--Pan American -Airways' Clipper 18. one of the new 74 passenger seaplanes, arrived Saturday from Hongkong. It is scheduled to depart for Guam Tuesday. old identical t»vin barbers, are recovering in the Veterans hospital here from appendicitis operations. Loy, who operates a barber shop at State Center, Iowa, was stricken with appendicitis and brought here for an operation. Roy, a barber at the Knoxville, Iowa, Veterans hospital, took a furlough and came to State Center to run his brother's shop.^. f uucIuem~ r vcSLu71: the same hospital. They lay side- by-side in twin hospital beds. "One of us never had a stomach ache in our life without the other one getting it," Loy declared. "Yes. and this is the first time we've ever been carved into," commented Roy. Both served in Trance in an Iowa infantry regiment during the World war. T/t^Weather FORECAST IOWA: Occasional snow or rain probable Saturday night and Sunday; colder in east portion Saturday night, rising temperature in extreme west portion Sunday. MINNESOTA: Cloudy a n d unsettled, possibly s n o w in southwest portion, colder in southeast and east-central portions, not so cold in northwest portions Saturday night; Sunday sntvw, rising temperature except in extreme southeast portion. IN MASON CITY weather stalls- 3edy LaMarr to Be Wed to GenerMarkey HOLLYWOOD, (U.R)--A studio representative said Saturday he iad been informed that Hedy La, brunet star of the. film 'Ecstacy," and Gene Markey, film producer, would be married Sat- irday afternoon. In the film "Ecstacy" Miss La"Warr appeared swimming in the nude. She and Markey probably will elope to Tijunan, just across the Dorder. in Mexico from San Diego, Cal., according to the representa- ive of 20th Century-Fox studio, where Markey makes motion pictures. Markey was reported to be in San Diego. Miss LaMarr's whereabouts had not been ascertained. Telephone calls to her Hollywood apartment went unanswered. Tried to Destroy Films The beautiful Hedy, ballyhooed in Hollywood as a successor to the late Jean Harlow, and Markey, a divorced husband of blond Joan Bennett, fell in love several months ago and have been seen together in film colony night spots constantly since then. Miss LaMarr is a Viennese actress who became famous for a role in the European film "Ecstasy" that was the sensation of a motion picture exposition in Italy. She appeared in the nude in several scenes and after her marriage later to Fritz Mandl, rich munitions maker, he tried to buy up all prints of the film and destroy them. He was unsuccessful and he picture was shown in Ameria. She divorced him later and ame to Hollywood where she oomed to stardom in the film Algiers." Gets Students' Tribute Senior students at Columbia university' in New York 1 City a ew weeks ago voted her as the most desirable woman with whom o be marooned on a desert island A. year before the students' tribute vent to Madeleine Carroll, the blond British actress. Markey was divorced by Miss 3ennett two years ago. Their un- on, which lasted for five years, lad been known as one of Holywood's "perfect marriages.'' The blond actress charged him with mental cruelty--fits of temper after she came home tired from a hard day at the studio. GANDHI ENTERS SECOND DAY OF PROTEST FAST Spiritual Leader of India Is Already in Precarious Health RAJKOT, India, (£)--The health minister of the Bombay presidency flew here Saturday to watch the health of Mohandas K. Gandh as the frail, ascetic leader of mil lions of Indians entered the sec ond day of his protest "fast unt death." Gandhi, wearing little besides pair of cheap, horn-rimmed spec tacles, slept peacefully throughout the night on a simple cot placed in the moonlight outside his hut. He apparently has suffered no ill effects thus far. The Bombay stock exchange and cotton market closed Saturday in protest at Gandhi's strike. Prices on other Indian stock exchanges declined. Health Is Precarious Already in precarious health, the little, bald, 69 year old spir- tua! leader hoped by his fifth lunger strike to persuade the naive ruler of Rajkot state, Thakore Saheb Shri Dharmendrasinhji, to ntroduce governmental reforms, including a "voice in the government" for the people of the tiny western India state. Gandhi sent a curt letter to the ruler demanding that a reforms committee meet immediately anc that its recommendations be implemented a week after a decision is taken. He also said that he would agree to revise the list o names of- committeemen he hac proposed^ j-ii-- .'... . . . . - i Vitality Is Low Miss Sushila Nayar, his per- Hughes Says People Get Wants Filled WASHINGTON, (/?) -- Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, addressing congress which two years ago defeated proposals to reorganize the supreme court, said Saturday that "what the people really want, they generally get." Praising the American system of government for its division of authority among the executive, legislative and judicial divisions, the chief justice told his audience, including President Roosevelt: checlis and balances prevent the speedy "If our sometimes action which is thought desirable they also assure in the long run a more deliberate judgement. "And what the people really want, they generally get. With tin ultimate power of change through amendment in their hands, they are always able to obtain whatever a preponderant and abiding sentiment demands." His statement reminded the as- embled legislators and government officials of Mr. Roosevelt's unsuccessful proposal to reorgan- ze the supreme court and other branches of the judiciary in order, as the president said, to get new blood into the judicial system. The proposal followed the court's action in invalidating several early new deal laws which drew down upon it much admin- stration criticism. Subsequently, .lowever, the trend o£ court opinion changes, later new deal laws were approved, and the president has been enabled by death and retirements to name three new court members. A fourth vacancy is soon to be filled. U.S. NOT SILENT IN PERSECUTION MOTHERLANDS Democracies to Seek Every Peaceful Means for Religious Freedom WASHINGTON, (AP) -President Roosevelt served notice Saturday that the United States --would not be passive and silent about the persecution of religion in lands where democracy had Ireen snuffed out. Instead, he told the con- sonal medical attendant, declared Gandhi's vitality was low because o£ the great strain under which he has been working recently. Before he started his fast Gandhi advised his followers against imitating him. "At a very early age I began fasting for self-purification," he said. "And in addition I have had the experience of priceless peace and unending joy. The weapon of fasting can easily savour of violence unless used by one skilled in the art. I claim to be such an artist." Physicians said his vitality was very low, but the nationalist leader said he would give his life, "which has no insurance value," to get the reforms he said the ruler had promised. He remarked that "no fast, however prolonged, can dissolve the body." Last April he predicted, after an illness of several months that "I am not likely to live very long--perhaps a year or a little more." 39 30 Globe-Gazette tics: Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 a. m. Saturday 30 At 2 p. m. Saturday 28 Rain .10 inch WEATHER LAST YEAR: Maximum - 32 Minimum 22 Precipitation .38 Snowfall 3^ in. WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook March 6 to 1 inclusive. Upper Mississippi and Lowe Missouri Valleys and Northern am Central Great Plains: Consider able snow in north, and rain in south portions during the week temperature mostly near normal i north, and near or above nonna in south portions. $110,000,000 IN ARMS ASKED Roosevelt Seeks Funds for "Critical Items" in Army Equipment WASHINGTON, ((P)--President Hoosevelt asked congress Saturday to provide the money immediately for a 5110,000,000 program for the purchase of "critical items" of equipment for the army, including anti-aircraft artillery, semi-automatic rifles, anti-tank guns, tanks, artillery, ammunition and gas masks. The president also asked $6,539,287 for strengthening the nation's seacoast defenses and $7,300,000 for training of 20,000 civilian airplane pilots by the civil aeronautics authority. Mr. Roosevelt sent his request to Speaker Bankhead in a letter. The 5123,839,287 total is part of his plnn for expanding the army and providing it with necessary equipment. It supplements the 8499,000,000 military appropriation bill which the house passed and sent to the senate Friday. The president requested 577'" 038,287 in immediate appropriations plus authority for the war department to enter into contracts up to 540,801,000, to be met by additional appropriations later. gvess and a host of representatives of foreign powers, this nation would seek "by every peaceful means" to keep religious and personal freedom alive. Tyranny Is Denounced Addressing a joint session of, the senate and house in commemoration of the first session of congress 150 years ago, Mr. Roosevelt denounced the return to the world in recent years "of forms o£ government which for. 2,000 years have proved their tyranny and their instability." The United States, with many other democracies, would never approvingly watch this return to "personal rule," he declared, continuing: "Where democracy is snuffed out there, too, the right to worship God in one's own way is circumscribed or abrogated. Shall we by our passiveness;. by our'si- lence, by assuming the attitude.of. the Levite who pulled his'Skirts together and passed by on the other side, lend-encouragement to those who today persecute religion or deny it? Answer Still "No" "The answer to that is 'no,' just as in the days o£ the first congress of the United States it was 'no.' Not for freedom of religion alone does this nation contend by every peaceful means. We believe in the other freedoms of the bill of rights, the other freedoms that are inherent in the right of free choice by free men and women." Rested After Cruise Justices of the supreme court, many high officials of the government, diplomatic representatives of foreign governments and members of congress listened to the speech in the house chamber, while millions more heard it by radio. Returning to the capita] Saturday morning on the sixth anniversary o£ his first inaugural, the Harvard Freshman Swallows Live Fish to Win Bet of $10 CAMBRIDGE, M a s s., (/P)-Lothrop Withington, Jr.7 a Harvard freshman, was $10 richer Saturday because he swallowed a live goldfish on a bet. With 100 fellow students looking on in a university dining hall, Withington, son of a prominent Boston lawyer, held the wriggling, three-inch fish aloft, opened his MAIIATMA GANDHI --"Fast Unto Death' Thief Threatens to Scream When Seen BOSTON, W)--Miss Gertrude Bernard reported to police Saturday that a sneafc thief entered her apartment with a skeleton key. When he saw Miss Bernard resting on a davenport he said: "If you make any noise, madam, I'll scream." Then he fled. Suffers Fractured Hip in Fall on Ice HAMPTON--Mrs. Fred Pearl suffered a fractured hip Thurs- j day afternoon \vhen she fell on DRAB WEEKEND IS PREDICTED Occasional Rain and Snow Are Probable, Weatherman Forecasts D E S M O I N E S , OJ.R)---The weather bureau Saturday foresaw a drab weekend for Iowa with "occasional snow or rain probable." The mercury soared to a spring- like 5 degrees at Keokuk Friday while the low of 26 degrees Friday night was reported at Mount Ayr. Rain was reported Friday a Mason City, Davenport, Dubuque and DCS Moines. Charles City had .05 of an inch. The bureau warned shippers t protect for five to 25 degree read ings Saturday night. mouth and gulped. "The scales caught on my the ice in front of her home. Her throat a bit as it went down," he husband, the Rev. Fred Pearl, commented as he pocketed the ten spot. Then he dined on filet of sole. retired Evangelical minister, has suffered a broken hip twice in the last 18 months. s ^ FOR LATE NIGHT NEWS For the latest news bulletins tonight tune in Radio Station K G L O (1210 Kilocycles) at the following times: 6 P. M. -- 7 F. M. 8 P. M. -- 10 P.M. hc ricd ., 1?.. of Ihe IManchus" drajfon. president was tanned and apparently rested from a Caribbean cruise that enabled him to watch, the United States fleet engage in mock attack and defense oii the Atlantic coast. No Mention of Business In his speech he called upon the government to "act as a whole" j for the good of the country. And ith another ol his reminders that is was not the "horse and buggy e," he said modern transporta- on and communication left "to q citizen an excuse for section- lisra, for delay in the execution f the public business or for a ailure to maintain a full under- tanding of the acceleration of the rocesses of civiliation," Members of congress who had xpected him to refer to the administration's current drive to re- ssure and encourage business vere disappointed. Without mentioning the diffi- :ulties he has had with congress ecently, the president recalled hat there had been constant fric- ion between the continental con- _;ress and the commander-in-chief of the revolutionary armies and l.at inefficiency was the rule dur- ng the long drawn out war. There \v; ; grave doubt whether independence would have been won at all, he said, had not G r e a t Britain been confronted with other wars in Europe. Lauds Democratic Government Most of the speech was an exposition of the rights and freedom enjoyed under democratic government and denied, the president said, by ether forms. The United States constitution had proved, Mr. Roosevelt declared, that the American type of government could not long remain in the hands of persons seeking personal aggrandizement. He compared the American right to trial by jury with "some processes of trial and punishment which of late have re-incarnalcd the 'justice' of the dark ages." Freedom Is Enjoyed Under democracy, the president continued, Americans enjoy safety against unwarrantable ^curcim and seizures, freedom to assemble and petition the congress, freedom. Hindu

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