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- i - U t L Q U E R -i i;; M E M A tr : - C H T OF I O . V A North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home 7.ii "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CENTS » UOPT ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIRE 8EBVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 152 Byrnes Felt Blow Keenly Had Steering Job on Federal Pay and Vets Aid. By HERBERT MAJMMEK · A S H I N G T O N , April 4. OP)-Perhaps no. administration leader -- President Roosevelt included--felt the blow delivered by the senate in overriding the veto on additional veterans' and federal employes' c o m p e n 3 ation more keenly than the junior, senator from South Carolina. On J a m e s Francis Byrnes was thrust the task of engineering this piece of legislation through the senate. Under ordinary circumstances Carter Glass of Virginia would have had charge of the bill. Glass not only is chairman of the appropriations committee, but heads the sub-committee which considered this particular bill. Poor health, however, has dogged the fier little Virginian during all of this sesion. For weeks he has been limping around the capitol with one foot in a carpet slipper. Physically unable to assume leadership in a fight of such proportions, he called in Byrnes, ranking democrat on the subcommittee, and - gave the difficult work to him. President's Confidant. Although Byrnes has been in the senate only since 1930 (he defeated South Carolina's famed "Coley" Blease for his seat) he is no novice at fighting legislative battles. Seven terms as a member of the house of representatives made of him an experienced hand at it. In addition, he is regarded generally among his colleagues as the senator who enjoys the closest confidence and contact with Presidenl Roosevelt. More than once he has been called the "spokesman for the president'" on~the'senate floor. Oddly enough, during the "battle over the veto" in the senate, Byrnes found his reputation" as the confidant of the president a source of almost continuous personal embarrassment. He was forced again and again into the position, of having to deny that he was speaking for Mr. Roosevelt. Some senators insisted h« had induced the senate, to send the bill in. question to the president with the I understanding it would be approved. Glass Lauds Byrnes. He-had the satisfaction, however, of having the man whose job he was doing arise in blistering wrath against those who accused him of deception. The ailing · Glass, in a short hut bristling speech in his defense, characterized such accusations as "utterly unwarranted aspersions" and "abominable suggestions which I resent." "I pay tribute," said Glass, "to his patient efforts in performing the duty which ordinarily I should have had to perform, and'performing it better than ever I could have performed it." If President Roosevelt should decide to send posies to those who stuck to him in his hour of defeat^, everyone is agreed Byrnes should get a whole armful. Socialist Mayor of Beaver Dam Loses BEAVER DAM, Wis., April 4. UP) Rae Weaver, socialist mayor and storm center of numerous municipal disputes, was defeated for re-election today by Miss Mary Spellman, a school teacher here for nearly 50 years. The vote was 3,432 to 1,479. Miss Spellman had never held political, office before. Iowa's Mortgage Moratorium Law Is Sustained FREIGHT WRECKED NEAR BRISTOW STATE SUPREME COURT DECIDES BY 5 TO 4 VOTE Act Extends Period of Redemption Allowed .Mortgagors. Hit Trouble Naming New S. U. I. Head Tentative Selection of Board Opposed by Faculty. IOWA CITY, April 4. UP)--A faculty "revolt" against the candidate "tentatively selected by the state board of education to succeed Dr. Walter A. Jessup as president of the University of Iowa, today had added complications to the appointment of a new university administrator. According to reliable sources at the university, the board is now- further from a decision than .it was a week after President. Jessup's resignation. As the result of the dissension it was believed that the board might choose an "interim" president or administrative "vice president," to be responsible to the board until a permanent head is named. Discuss Selection. It was authoritatively reported that the board discussed the selection of a university president at its last meeting March 26, but was in formed that the faculty here was generally opposed to the candidate favored. For this reason it was understood that the board did not vote when two members of its faculty committee said that they could not indorse the man. Meanwhile, there has been no candidate from the university fa r - ulty who has received unanimd, s support of his colleagues. It was believed that for this reason the board has declined to look outside the university for the next, president -. _. -,_ .,-, Possibilities Hemote. Board members have admittet frankly that possibilities of choosing "a desirable administrator," before May 1, when President Jessup leaves to begin his duties as head o: DES MOINES, April 4. stitutionality of the Iowa mortgage moratorium law extending the period of redemption was upheld today by the state supreme court in a five to four decision. The court modified and affirmed a Boone county court opinion in the case of the Des Moines Joint Stock Land bank of Des Moines vs. Mr. and Mrs. David T. Nordholm. This was the first time the state supreme court had passed on the constitutionality of the law, which was enacted by the forty-fifth general assembly at its regular session, Enacted Last Year. The law enacted March IS, 1933 extended the period of redemption providing that no sheriff's deed should be issued until March 1,1935. The court in its majority opinion held that the lower court decision should be modified to the extent lhat If Ihe emergency passes before that time, then Ihe appellanl should have the right to an order changing the extension. In substantiation of its conclusions, the higher court quoted at length from the United Slates supreme court decision upholding the Minnesota mortgage moratorium law in a recent case of the Home BuUdin6»-and_.LQan_ association vs. Blaisdell. Written by Kindig.. The' majority opinion upholding the mortgage moratorium law was written by Justice Kindig, and concurred in by Justices Evans, Mil- ._ .._ D __ . chell, Anderson and Donegan. | tie Carnegie Foundation for the Chief Justice George Claussen and Justices Stevens, Albert and Kintzinger wrote minority opinions. In the oBone county case, Judge O. J. Henderson under the lav/ had granted the Nordholms an extension of time of redemption after an execution sale of their land under mortgage foreclosure. Impairs Obligations. The Joint Stock Land bank in its appeal contended that-the law was unconstitutional, basing the principal objections on the following contentions: That the law impairs the obligation of a mortgage contract; that it deprives the appellant of vested property rights without due process of law; that it cannot be sustained as constitutional on the theory that it is a valid exercise of the police power of the state. Referring to the Minnesota decision, the majority opinion said in part: "If an emergency exists in Minnesota, it must likewise exist in Iowa because the general financial conditions of the two states are very similar. Aside from that it is obvious that the emergency condition still exists in Iowa. Because of Conflict. "It is apparent that the Iowa moratorium act is not unconstitutional because of conflict with section 10, article 1 of the constitution. "Consequently it was proper for the district court of Boone county to extend the time of redemption but the judgment must be modified (Tom to Page 2, Column 1 Advancement of Teaching, appear remote. However, a statement of the policy to be followed and probably the naming of a temporary administrator is expected at the nex! board meeting April 10. W. R. Boyd of Cedar P^apids, a member of the board, is believed to be in the east at the present time for the purpose of interviewing candidate for the university presi dency. Until a permanent president o the university is selected, the board has indicated its intention of keep in=- a closer watch than usual ove the administration of university af fairs. Committee Chairman It is possible that it will select_ a "chairman of an interim commit tee," at its next meeting. In thi case the chairman probably will ap point two other committee mem Tnm t*» Pace 2. Column 2) ELEVEN HURT AS MINERS RIOT Policemen arc shown hurrying from the miners' demonstration at Unlontown, Pa., with John Gera (left), .suspected of carrying a revolver In the rioting and street fighting that left eleven persons wounded. The outbreak began as Mrs. Gifford Plnchot was addressing a crowd on the anniversary of the eight-hour day for miners. (Associated Press Photo). FLOODS RIP OUT TWO MORE DAMS Wisconsin .Bridge Pounded to Pieces;; Dannage Raiseid- Another $500,000. April 4. (.«-- foot highway 3** Wea 'FORECAST IOWA: Showers Wednesday night and probably Thursday morning. Cooler In the extreme southeast portion Wednesday night. Slightly wanner Thursday afternoon. MINNESOTA: Showers probable Wednesday night and Thursday; slightly warmer in east and south portions Thursday. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning: Maximum Tuesday 4S Minimum in Night 34 At 8 A. M. Wednesday 35 Rainfall .01 APRIL SHOWERS FALL OVER IOWA Cloudy Skies Prevail With More Rain Forecast for State. DES MOINES, April 4. LT)--April showers fell at various points in the state during the 24 hour period ending today, the wealher bureau reported. The rainfall ranged from a trace at Sioux City to 1.7,6 inches at Ot- lumwa. Olher points reported 1.16 inches at Keokuk, .52 inches at Des Moines, .26 inches at Davenport and Dubuque and .02 inches at Council Bluffs. Mason Cily had a trace of rain. Cloudy skies prevailed today and showers were forecast for tonight and probably tomorrow. The temperature soared to a high of 78 at Keokuk and Davenport yesterday with a low of 34 reported at Charles City during the night. Insull Munches Peanuts, Waits for Extradition His Newly Acquired British Lawyers Seek to Delay Removal to U. S. ISTANBUL, April 4. (ff)--Reduced to munching peanuts in a Turkish house of detention--unable even to obtain his personal baggage from the vessel upon which he was seized--Samuel Insull awaited today efforts by newly acquired British lawyers to delay his extradition to the United States. The aged fugitive sent one of his warders out today for a bag of peanuts. Then, while hundreds of curious pedestrians gazed up at his little room, he walked up and down before the window eating the goobers. Insull was in good health and appeared less depressed after talking with the lawyers trying to find some loophole in the Turkish government's ruling that he must be handed over to the United Sites for trial on larceny and fraud charges. His immediate interest was centered on obtaining a small valise from his chartered Greek freighter, the Maiotis, lying in Istanbul harbor. The valise was reported to contain important documents. There still was no indication as to when Insull will be extradited. An American boat sails April 10, however, and Insull may be placed aboard her if extradition proceedings are completed. HUDSON, Wls., Two dams, a 150 bridge, and a 200 foot railway trestle were washed out near here early today under pressure from flood waters, adding an estimated $500,000 damage to the loss from the torrential rains of Monday night. The new damage came when the middle dam of the Willow River Power company, about four miles east of here, gave way about midnight, releasing a 50 foot wall of water. The torrent roared downstream, nurling buildings, trees and other debris against the bridge on highway No. 33 between Hudson and North Hudson, and pounded it to pieces. Next the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaiia railway trestle collapsed before the smashing flood.. Witnesses said it "folded up like paper." Dam Torn Away. Another dam,' known as the St. Croix power dam at the mouth of the Willow river, also was torn away. In the rush downstream, the wall of water carried away many summer cottages and completely wiped out the trout brook fish hatchery, two miles east of here. The flood broke the main gas line connecting Hudson with Stillwater, Minn., leaving the city of Hudson with only a limited amount of gas. It also smashed the North Hudson water connects. Thus North Hudson has no water supply other than that available from wells and springs and health authorities fear they may have been contaminated. Wrecked by Washout. It was near here that a freight train was wrecked by a washout early yesterday, killing three trainmen. The floods had taken nine Jives in western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota. Three persons %vere drowned near Whitehall, Wis., when a buggy carrying seven persons was washed into a stream and two men and a woman were drowned in other mishaps near Eau Claire and Spring Valley Wis. Rescued From Mill. Twenty persons trapped all day in a woolen mill at Chippewa Falls (Turn to PflRc 2, Colnmn 6) REVISED SUGAR BILL IS PASSED House Completes Action on Resolution Utility Probe. WASHINGTON, April 4. (JPJ-- Th ·evised Jones-Costigan sugar contro bill was passed today by the hous and sent to the senate. There wa no record vote. The Norris-Rankin resolution au thorizing an investigation of publii utility rates by the federal powe commission was adopted by th louse, completing congressiona action. Rainey Out of Town. Speaker Rainey and the party eaders were out of town yesterday snd Representative Sabbath (D., III. laudled the speaker's gavel. Housi members, apparently affected b ;he warm spring day, had a gooi lime forcing roll calls, votes on ad iournment and pushing little privat Jills around. The real trouble started over an effort by Representative Foulke (D., Mich.) to make a five minut speech. There were objections an :hen those who wanted him to speal started asking for quorum calls an votes as to "why not." Before Sabbath finally got th house adjourned these things hap pened : Two Boll Calls. Two roll calls; a half dozen stand ing votes; about three dozen brie speeches where members jumped t Lheir feet whether recognized or not 23 pauses while Sabbath consulte with the house parliamentaria about how he could gain an adjourn ment which many didn't want; an all in all a tumult of shouts, crie and confusion. Af terward Foulkes said that unt he gets a chance to make h speech, he will object to prival bills, which are dear to the hear! of the representative who propose them. A single objection can kee such bills from coming up under or dinary rules. DENTIFY PRINTS OF DILLINGER IN ST. PAUL HOUSE 'al of Outlaw and Red Headed Woman With $1,500 Held. WASHINGTON, April 4. W)--The cpartmcnt of justice today ilcfi- itely idenlified as Ihose of John 'illinger, fingerprints found in the t. Paul apartment where agents ought it out with two men and woman last Saturday. Hamilton Prints Found. ST. PAUL, April 4. (.T)--Fifteen undred dollars was found in pos- ession of the red headed woman, apturerl by federal operatives whose blazing guns shot down Euene Green, believed pal of John Dillinger, last night, Werner Hanni, hief of the St. Paul department if justice office said today. Simultaneously authorities reveal- id that fingerprints of John Ham- llon, one of the old gang headed by Jillinger and "cop killer," also were ound in the apartment where two men and a woman shot their way to reedom with machine guns last Saturday. Federal operatives refused to disclose whether the red headed wo- nan was Evelyn Freschetti, girl :riend of Dillinger's. Indications were the woman was jeing questioned about the $46,000 robbery of the Sioux Falls, S. Dak. Security National bank recently as a result, of the finding of lhe.?l,500 on her. r Critically Wounded. Green, critically wounded, admit ted he was one of three persons wh shot their way out of a police tra Saturday. Dillinger himself was un derstood to have been one of th others. The third, a woman, is pre sumed lo have been the Frechett woman. Federal men and police conductC' last night's raid with great secrecj and declined to lift the veil today Green, under heavy guard, is at hospital. In the only statement made hi either police or federal officers, W. A. Rorer, heading federal forces in charge of solution of the Edward G. Bremer kidnaping case, announced that Green had admitted being- one of the trio involved in Saturday's gun batlle wilh officers. Butt of Gun Found. Rorer said that the butt of a machine gun left in an automobile abandoned by the trio Saturday was found in Green's apartment in front of which last night's shooting occurred. The place is owned by a Negro woman. Rorer said Green has a long criminal record and has gone under the aliases of Edward Green, Fred Rogge, Charles Ryan, and George Graham. Rorer staled that in 1916 Green, served six months in the Milwaukee house of correction on a grand larceny charge. 'lose Probe Into Charge of Brutality leach No Conclusion in Investigation at Clarinda. CLARINDA. April 4. L¥--The tate investigalion inlo charges of .lleged brulalily lo patients at the itate hospilal for Ihe insane ad- oiirned here today withoul reach ng any conclusions. Members of the board of control vho assisted at the hearings arc to confer with Gov. Clyde Herring after the official report has been compiled by Dr. Walter L. Bierring, late health commissioner, and Lemn T. Ryan, assislant altorney ·eneral. Former 1'utlent Dead. The inquiry resulted from the death of Smith .Lysinger, 26, a former paticnl, at his home in Lamom a week ago. The verdict of a De- calur county coroner's jury held that mistreatment at the hospita conlribuled lo his death. Earl Houston, hospital attendan named in the verdict, was rfjcallec to the witness stand this morning and denied charges of mistreatment He also denied hearing any conversation between Lysinger's parents and the former palient in which Smith accused him of cruelty. Father Said Nothing. He testified lhat the father said nothing except to ask to see Dr. Marvin Sukov, staff physician, and said tnat marks would be left by ordinary handling because of Ihe patient's skin condition, v .Three patients from the ward were called to the hearing. All les- lified lhat Ihey never had seen Houston abuse Lysinger or other patienls. 12 CARS CRASH DOWN BANK AS BRIDGE BREAKS No One Injured Unless Transients Were On G. W. Train. BRISTO\V, April 4.--Twelve freight cars of the Chicago Great. Western railroad went off the track Winter Still Holds Sway Over Rockies DENVER, April 4. (iP--Winter continued to hold sway in the Rocky Mountain section today with snow blanketing the ground in Colorado, western Nebraska and large portions of Wyoming, Montana and Arizona. Snow still was falling here early today. ., Cooking School Innovation As an experiment the Mason City Globe-Gazette will hold a special evening invitation session of its annual cooking school at the high school building Wednesday evening beginning at 7:30 o'clock. Admission will be by ticket only. Tickets may be obtained as long as they last at the Globe- Gazette business office or at the Globe-Gazette booth at the building show up to 7:30 o'clock Wednesday evening, at which time the evening session will begin. WOMAN SLAIN BY FORMER HUSBAND Iowa Man Badly Wounded as He Turns Gun on Self ·After Killing. MUSCATINB, April 4. OP)--Mrs. Charles James, 47, of Cairo is dead and her former husband, Charles James, 61, is in a hospital here in a critical condition as the result ot a shooting affray at Mrs. James' home in the little Louisia county community eight miles west of Wapello, about 7 o'clock Tuesday night. James shot his former wife through the heart, death occurring instantly, and then turned the gun, a 45 caliber pistol, on himself. A quarrel of long standing was blamed for the act. MORE OF STOLEN MONEY IS FOUND Indict 5 in Cincinnati for Sale of Bonds From Marshalltown. MARSHALLTOWN, April 4. LVi --More money, believed to be part of the cash received for a part of the 590,000 in bonds stolen from Mrs. Martha Gillespie, aged Marshalltown recluse, last May, was recovered by police last night, according to an announcement made this afternoon. The money, $1,960 in crisp new bills--was dug up from the cellar of a beer parlor operated by C. C. Culbertson. It had been inclosed in ( a pint glass jar. j Culbertson, who has fled from his j home here and. who is wanted in connection with the .GHlespie robbery and the sale of the bonds, is being hunted In Chicago. He is believed to have gone there from Fairbury, 111., after appearing in the latter place last Monday with Mrs. Edna Brown, also of this city. The police working on an underground tip that Culbertson had buried a large sum of money in the cellar of his beer parlor dug there last night. However they found only the $1.960, all of which had been issued by a Portsmouth, Ohio, National bank. and rolled down an embankment, some of them into the bed of the river, when a bridge crashed three and one-half miles west of Bristow early Wednesday afternoon. No onu was injured, it was stated, unless some transients might have been hidden in the cars. Damage was roughly estimated at 5100,000, it was said by some railroad workers. A broken rail was reported to have caused the accident. Cars which went down the bank were lying as a mass of wreckage after the accident, with some cars remaining on the track ahead of them and some still on the track afterward. 68 Cars in Train. The freight special was going cast about 12:30 o'clock when the. accident occurred. There were 68 cars in the train. The locomotive successfully got. across the bridge and pulled about 10 cars after it. Then a broken rail caused one freight car to bump off and it tore the end off the bridge. Some of the cars went off the end ! of the bridge and others rolled over the Bide of the embankment. Thi* bridge spanned the West Fork of the Cedar river. Fall 18 Feet. Railroad transportation facilities west of Bristow will not be' available for some time, -It -was believed^! and those from' the: east. wlll'.cotlsiEt only of trains running--this fai''and then returning. · The railroad cars which went down the bank crashed a distance of from 12 to 16 feet and were badly damaged. Some of them were so badly damaged it was believed they cannot be salvaged. One of the cars containing: lumber was not badly damaged. From Other Lines. Most, of the cars which wen! down the bank were from other railroads. The exact extent of damage will not be learned for some time, it was stated. Meanwhile, railroad officials were on the way here to investigate. Trains on this section run from Council Bluffs to Oelwein, changing crews at Clarion. Arrangements for traffic over other branches were being made. 5,000 Coal Miners Idle Pending Wage Agreement Signing CHATTANOOGA. Tenn.,-April 4. i/B--More than 5.000 coal miners in Kentucky, Tennessee and, Georgia were out of the pits today and nine operators in Alabama were considering whether to close their "plant? pending the signing of the wage agreement recently reached in Washington. Fifty-three coal mine operators of southern Tennessee and Georgia met here yesterday and took steps to enlist the support, of manufacturers, business and professional men in protest against the code wage agreement. GRAND JURY INDICTS Jurors Selected for Vinton Murder Trial VINTON, April 4. WP--A jury of four women and eight men will try Everetl E. Howe, 35, Garrison, charged with first degree murder in connection with the death last Jan. 13 of the Rev. Calvin H. Boggs, 40, former Garrison minister. CINCINNATI, April 4. W)--The Hamilton county grand jury today returned indictments against five persons charged with receiving stolen goods in connection with the sale here of $54,000 in bonds stolen from Mrs. Martha Gillespie, Si year old Marshalltown, Iowa, recluse. An additional indictment was returned against Mrs. Nancy Wright, 35, of Youngstown, one of the five, charging her with receiving and concealing stolen property. She was charged specifically with receiving and concealing $2,000 in liberty bonds, identified as part of the loot of S96.000 in the robbery of Mrs. Gillespie. 4 Others Charged. Olhers charged with Mrs. Wrighl in the joint indictment were her brother and sister-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Treharn of Wenona, 111., C. C. Culbertson, Marshalltown beer garden operator, and Mrs. Edna Brown, alias Nusek, also of Marshalltown. Mrs. Wright and the Trc- harns are in jail here, but Culbcrt- 'Turn to Pace 2. Calsms £i 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 find in. this booklet a compart 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 h-ndling. Use coupon. . 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