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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 4, 1934
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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE APRIL 4 1934 WILLIAM TATE LABOR SPEAKER To Address Butcher Workmen at Eagle's Hall on Wednesday. William Tate, who once was a trainer for Jack Dempsey, will speak at Eagle's hall Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock under the sponsorship of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen's union, in which he is an organizer. While organizing the stockyard workers of Chicago, Mr. Tate had some experiences with opposing interests concerning which he is expected to speak. J. P. McCoy, St. Paul, another organizer for the union, also wfll be present at the meeting, according to officers. IOWA MORATORIUM LAW IS SUSTAINED (Continued From Page 1) to the extent that if the emergency passes before that time, then the appellant shall have the right to order for the extension changed." The court in the majority opinion held further that there may be an extension of the period of redemption without encroaching on the federal constitutional provisions and that this thought was demonstrated hi the Minnesota case. Construction Similar. As to th« contention that the law was unconstitutional under the state constitution, the court took the position that there should be a similarity of construction in the contractual clause of the federal and state organic law. The court held further that all contracts are made subject to legislation if the legislation is "addressed to a legitimate end in behalf of the common welfare and the measures taken are reasonable and appropriate to that end. "The powers of the people to protect, maintain and sustain their government necessarily carries with It the power to legislate for the common welfare in a great emergency." Kecognizcs Obligations. The majority opinion said that the Iowa moratorium law does not destroy the obligations of the contract "but rather recognizes the same and protects the obligations of that contract." As to the question of unconstitutionally because of failure to comply with due processes of law, the court said that this angle had been covered in the Minnesota case and that it was unnecessary to consider it further. Justice Mitchell in a concurring opinion joined with the majority in part but opposed modification of Boone county court decree. Dissenting Opinion. Justice Claussen wrote a dissent- jjj;opinlon Ixpwhich justice Albert concurred, holding that the lower court opinion should be reversed. "Baldly stated to sustain the law, it must be held that the legislature can do away with personal liberties, private property rights, and obligation of contracts whenever it pleases if the object of its legislative act is the common good and its acts are reasonably addressed," Claussen said. "Then the bill of rights becomes a mere illustion. Must Be Abandoned. "Then the fundamental theory of American government that the private . citizen holds his liberties and rights and property secure against the state and its people must be abandoned and in its stead we must set up the practice that cuts down every liberty and every personal and private right whenever the common good may demand it." Justice Stevens concurred in part with Claussen and Albert and contended further that the law was unconstitutional because it contains BO definite provision for making compensation to the mortgagee. Justice Kintzinger dissented from the majority opinion in a 20 page opinion of his own. He held that the law unconstitutional under the Iowa organic law, is therefore void and the lower court should be reversed. Missing Family of 6 Believed Drowned in Flood in Oklahoma ELK CITY, Okla., April 4. UP)-Mrs. A. M. Adams and five children were missing today and believed drowned in a sudden flood of the Washita river which literally washed them from their home. When rescuers reached the house, washed into the side of a bridge, they found it empty. ail Bean, a son-in-law of Adams, rescued a 5 day old baby from the mother's arms as the water poured through, the house. The Washita, usually a wide expanse of sand, had become a torrent, washing houses from their foundations and spreading to a width of 1% miles in this farming- grazing country. Doug Converses With Mary in Detroit Over Transatlantic Phone BARCELONA, Spain, April 4. --Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., left for London today after two or three trans-Atlantic telephone conversations with his wife, Mary Pickford, In Detroit. A reconciliation is reported as imminent, but Fairbanks has not commented on the report His son, Doug Jr., is in Mallorca visiting Gertrude Lawrence, the British actress with whom he is to appear in a stage play. IN DAY'S NEWS King Gustav of Sweden, irked that another of his family had fallen In love with a commoner, planned n nasty return from Cannes, France, to Stockholm to interrupt, reported marriage plans of his grandson, Prince Bertil and Christina Bram- bcck (above), daughter of an army captain. (Associated Press photo.) SEEK 2 BILLION IN READY CASH Government Offers to Trade New Issue' for Maturing Liberty Bonds. WASHINGTON, April 4. (JP--A two billion, dollar supply of ready cash was the indicated answer today to the treasury's decision to confine its April financing to a strictly refunding operation for $1,244,234,600 in maturing bonds and notes. Secretary Morgentbau offered publicly this morning to trade an Issue of 10-12 year 3% per cent treasury bonds for 51,000,000,000 in 4 liberty bonds maturing April 15 and 5244,234,600 in treasury notes maturing May 2. He sought no extra cash, but limited subscriptions entirely to an ex* change basis, thereby indicating sufficient funds on hand for the next three months' expenses. In addition to the $2,000,000,000 in cash, the treasury has a $2,810,000,000 profit on dollar devaluation. The refunding plan was viewed as looking toward reduced expenditures in the near future and a deficit considerably under $5,000,000,000 at the end of the fiscal year June 30. The deficit was forecast at more than $7,000,000,000 by January budget figures, but it came only to 52,542,000,000 for the first nine months of the fiscal period. Should recovery costs fail to come up this year to budget estimates, administration officials have intimated larger emergency expenditures might be in order during the coming fiscal year. KNUTSONMAKES TALK AT CLINTON Clear Lake Candidate for Governor Urges Gross Income Tax. CLINTON, April 4. /P)--A tax on gross income to supplant the present Iowa tax laws was advocated by ilarcnce A. Koutson of Clear Lake, candidate for the republican guber- atorial nomination, in a campaign peech prepared for delivery here ast night. Asserting that the present tax aws "have started the taxpayer on he short road to bankruptcy," he also said Iowa taxpayers had ex- lected that a tax bill would be enacted at the last legislative session ·which would lift the present con- iscatory burden on real estate." 3 New Taxes. "What the people really obtained," .e 'said, "was three new taxes to iay, on net income, on sales, on orporate earnings," while the provisions for levies on real estate were eft in the statute books. He said the only relief in sight for the real estate taxpayer is "an const replacement tax with every dol- ar, excepting only the cost of administration, going to equalize our iresent, unjust burden." Soon "Fed Up." He predicted that the state, "dis- appointW in its failure to obtain tax -elief, soon would be 'fed up' with ,alea and other forms of enacted axes and would turn to the gross income tax as the logical solution ,o tax problems and tax evils." A gross income tax. applicable to all, at a rate of % of 1 per cent, would raise about $100,000,000, he estimated. He advocated scrapping if the new state retail sales tax. Ask for Exemption. DES MOINES, April 4. GtP)--The Iowa Poultry Improvement associa- ;ion has requested the Iowa board of assessment and review to exempt Iowa hatchery men from col- ectinjr the sales tax on baby chicks. MORE OF STOLEN MONEY IS FOUND (Cotitlnned From Page 1) son and Mrs. Brown still are at large. Mrs. Wright and the Treharns were arraigned this morning on charges of obtaining money under false pretenses in connection with the sale of $54,000 of the stolen bonds to the Fifth Third Union Trust company here. They pleaded not guilty, and were held to the grand jury which less than three hours later returned the indictments. Admits Selling Bonds. They were arrested at Youngstown.. Mrs. Wright admitted selling the securities, police said, but sale she did so at the request of Culbertson and Harold (Scotty) Colwell. She said she received $21,000 as a "commission," giving $33,000 to the two men. Colwell was slain by police in Marshalltown in a raid on his shan ty and police said they found on his person $21,000 which allegedly was part of the money Mrs. Wright col lected for the bonds. Mrs. Wright at first denied she had known Colwell prior to the day of the transaction here, but latei Marshalltown police said they hat learned he was her nephew, and lo cal authorities said she admitted the relationship. HAVE TROUBLE IN NAMING NEW HEAD (Continued From ?oge 1) bers which will be directly responsible to the board of education The candidates for the temporary administrative position remain virtually unchanged. Most prominently mentioned are Dean Chester A Phillips of the college of commerce Dean Eugene A. Gilmore of the college of law, Prof. C. M. Updegrafi of the college of law and Dean Pau C. Packer of the college of education. Although Dean Packer has statcc that he is not a candidate for the presidency of the university, it is believed that he would consider act ing in a temoorary capacity. Brain Trust Would Like to Comment Members Willing to Talk in Probe of Wirt Charges. By STEPHEN 3. McDONOUGH WASHINGTON, April 4. (IF)-Several members of the "brain trust" said privately today that they would gladly comment on the Wirt resolution charges if asked to do so by an investigating committee. The membership of a house group to inquire into statements Dr. William I. Wirt of Gary, Ind., said he obtained from unnamed brain trust- ers will be announced today by Speaker Rainey. Rexford G. Tugwell, assistant secretary of agriculture, whose recent book was assailed yesterday by Senator Dickinson (R. Iowa), told newsmen he would decline to reply, but added: For Anyone to Head. "What I said In the book is for anyone to read who wants to." The book says in a chapter dealing with socialism .and communism as two approaches to economic planning in society, to which Dickinson referred: "So long as levels of living in Russia are much lower than those in America, the soviet economy will offer no serious challenge to us. * * * but if the levels of living in Russia approach our own, the challenge will be a serious one." Jerome N. Frank, general counsel of the farm administration, who was declared by Representative Fish (R. N. Y.) to be a member of the civil liberties union, today replied: "Unfortunately I'm not but I have often felt that more of us should support an organization which so vigorously defends the right of free speech." Recalls Garner Remark. He chuckled over the epithet "communist" and recalled the remark of Vice President Garner when he was introduced to him as a "young communist." "Well, son," Frank said Garner replied, "Don't let that worry you. 1 was nominated for membership in the communist party 10 years ago by Andrew Mellon." Meanwhile, Secretary Wallace's assistants took occasion to recall that he was one of the charter members of the committee for the nation. It was a statement by the president of this organization that brought Dr. Wirt's charges into the limelight. Debate on the tax bill in the senate was interrupted yesterday by a series of charges and countercharges, starting with mention of Tugwell's book, that brought a statement from Senator Connolly (D. Texas) that Dickinson was "trying to open the republican congressional campaign." '.'Talk la All Bunk." Dickinson, after quoting from the assistant agriculture secretary's book, had gone on to compare some parts of the administration program with the socialist party platform in 1932. Connally hit at the quotations by Dr. Wirt that President Roosevelt would be replaced by a "Stalin" as "pure moonshine," and added: "This talk about a conspiracy is all bunk. If lifting the country back on the highway of prosperity is revolution then we've had a revolution." Connally said Tugwell was not running the government and that Wirt was "nothing but a sensation monger who wants to make the headlines." Robber Is Slain in Attempt to Break VALDOSTA, Ga., April 4. CSV- Louis Collett, convicted recently in the holdup and robbery of a jewelry company and sentenced to 25 to 29 years in prison, was shot and killed today in an attempt to escape. Former Fire Chief Dies. FORT DODGE, April 4. LTJ-- Frank B. Trusty, 63, former Fort Dodge fire chief and member ol the department for 40 years, died of heart trouble after a long illness. ISAAC GOSTNER GIVEN 30 YEARS Sentenced for His Part in Mail Truck Holdup in North Carolina. CHARLOTTE. N. Car., April 4. (jP--Isaac Costner, Touhy mobster, was sentenced today to 30 years in federal prison for his part in the $105,000 mail truck robbery here Nov. 15. The deposed member of the notorious Touhy gang from Chicago and one time * Tennessee mountaineer was sentenced to 25 years on conviction of robbery with firearms and to five years for robbery and assault. The indictment listed 12 counts, but he was sentenced on only two. Judgment was suspended on the other counts which charged various violations of postal laws. FLOODS RIP OUT TWO MORE DAMS (Continued From Jfage 1) Wis., were rescued late last night when Duncan creek receded about three feet. Ninety other empoyes fled the building just in time yesterday morning. Flood conditions still were serious at Menomonie and Cedai Falls, where the Red Cedar river was overflowing its banks behind dams. Attempts were made last night to relieve the situation at Menomonie by dynamiting the dam there, but it withstood several charges as the water slowly rose. Traffic was back to normal in some sections today, while in others washed out roads, bridges and railroad tracks required the attention of repair crews. There was a heavy loss of livestock throughout the territory. Man-eating sharks off the coast of New South. Wales are being exterminated by a tiny parasite similar to a prawn and less than one inch long. 30 Days in Jail for Eloping From Eagle Grove Tourist Camp HASTINGS, Nebr., April 4. (.«-- Federal Judge T. C. Munger Monday sentenced Harold Dick of Hastings to 30 days in jail for violation of the Mann act. He was convicted March 13 on a charge that he transported Louise Oliver, 15, from Iowa to Nebraska. They were arrested here last September. The couple left an Eagle Grove, Iowa, tourist camp last August and came to Nebraska. Dick already has served six months and 20 days to the jaij here. The girl now is in a home at Lincoln. TO BE RETURNED TO SAME PRISON Dillinger Judge Says Crown Point County Jail Is Strong Enough. CROWN POINT, Ind., April 4. UP) --If John Dillinger is recaptured, he is to be returned to the same jail from which he bluffed his way with a toy pistol. Such was the decree yesterday of Judge William J. Murray as a finale to a grand jury investigation he ordered into the outlaw's escape. The jury report attached blame to Judge Murray's refusal to transfer Dillinger to the Michigan City state prison. "If Dillinger is captured and brought back, I'll do the same thing over again," the judge said. "The iail here is perfectly capable of holding the most hardened criminal." As to failure to take advice from Prosecutor Robert C. Estill, whom the grand jury held blameless in the escape, Judge Murray said: "Why should I take the advice of a prosecutor who just finished hugging Dillinger?" He referred to a newspaper photograph in which Estill and Dillinger were shown with their arms about each other's shoulders at the jail. REPORT DIAMOND THEFT AT OMAHA Uncut Stones Worth From $100,000 to $150,000 Are Taken. OMAHA, Apjril 4. UP)--Theft of diamonds valued at between $100,000 and $150,000 wholesale was reported to Omaha police Tuesday by Herbert L, Gardner, New York, a salesman for the L. and M. Kahn company of New *ork on his arrival here from Kansas City. Gardner, distraught by his discovery in a local hotel room when he opened hia trunk, told Detective Inspector A. C. Andersen and railroad detectives he wag almost positive the theft did not occur in Omaha. Gardner said he discovered the theft after arriving at an Omaha hotel this morning. He opened his trunk in his room, he said, and discovered that the diamonds were missing. The diamonds, all unset, were insured. Two Injured as Cars . Collide Near Gamer GARNER, April 4.--Don Wilson of Britt received a bad gash over the eye when he was cut by glass in an auto wreck on highway No. 18 about two miles west of Garner at midnight Sunday. The auto to which he was riding belonged to A. L. Barker of Britt and was driven by a son of Mr. Barker. Mr. Haxton of Britt wag also in the car. Ray Brouwer, living southwest of Garner, drivinj: a model T Ford, was pulling a Forest City car out of a snowbank onto the paving when hia car and the Barker auto collided. Mr. Brouwer received bruises of a minor nature. Wilson, and Brouwer were treated by a local physician. Tho Barker and Brouwer cars were badly damaged. 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