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April 5, 1934

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 9

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APRIL 5 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE NINE KNUTSON SCORES NEW SALES TAX Calls Measure One of Most Vicious Ever Enacted in Iowa. DAVENPORT, April 5. UP-Branding the new retail sales tax as one of the most vicious measures ever enacted in Iowa, Clarence A. Knutson of Clear Lake, republican candidate for governor, advocated the gross income tax to supplant all others in paying the state's annual governmental bill of 585,000,000 and help restore prosperity. He addressed 1 a gathering of about 100 here last night. That he went into politics along with the Iowa association for tax justice, which he formerly headed, because political machines have barred adoption of the gross income tax at the last three sessions of the assembly was made clear at the outset of the meeting by Joseph Wagner of Davenport, a pioneer champion of the proposition and Waldo Wissler. Davenport attorney who recently entered the race for election to the state senate on the republican ticket, who introduced Knutson. Flogstadt of Eldora lo Open Iowa Falls Bakery IOWA FALLS, April 5.--Another new business will open here the forepart of the week when Henry Flogstadt of Eldora will open a bakery in what is known as the Steere, or Gentle building. Mr. Plogstadt learned the business here and was later engaged in the business at Alden and then at Eldora. Madrid, Spain, will lend musical instruments to students too poor to buy them. I READY TO SIGN Governments in Default to U. S. Would Be Barred From Loans. WASHINGTON, Ajril 5. t.l'J-- The Johnson bill, under which governments in default on their debts to the United States would be for- bidden to sell securities in this coun- tr.v, is ready for President Roosevelt's signature when he returns trom his Florida fishing trip. It was passed by an overwhelming voice vote ia the house yesterday after, being approved by the Fenatc. It had administration backing. Chairman McReynolds (D., Tenn.) of the house foreign affairs committee expressed the opinion today that although under the terms of the bill Russia could get loans from American governmental agencies, the soviet eventually would be lorced to agree upon a settlement of her $187,000,000 debt incurred before the czarist regime was overthrown. In answer to contentions of some members that the bill would deny American citizens the right to invest their money where they chose, McReynolds replied: "If the foreign securities are no better than they have been we will be doing the American investor a favor." Banking, commerce and insurance in England have at present the lowest percentage of unemployment. EARLE READY TO BACK ROOSEVELT Former Envoy to Austria Returns From Recently Resigned Post. NEW YORK, April 5. IS?)--Promising to "back to the limit the policies of Franklin Roosevelt," George H. Earle of Philadelphia returned to the United States today from his recently resigned diplomatic post in Austria to plunge at once into the heated contest for the democratic nomination as governor of Pennsylvania. Tlie former minister began discussions immediately with a group of Pennsylvania democratic leaders who boarded the liner Washington at quarantine. Tonight he launches his campaign for the May primaries at Bethlehem. Pa., where he is to speak at a Jefferson dinner. Earle said he had not yet outlined completely the platform and Issues of his campaign, but indicated they would be based upon the policy of the Roosevelt administration. Earle spoke encouragingly on the international situation and said in Austria "conditions are more stable than at any time during the last year." Three villages in the Apennine mountains of Italy were crushed and several houses at Ortoporlo, Corsica, ·.vero wrecked by avalanches recently. REJECTED SUITOR SLAYS IOWA GIRL Maxwell Man Turns Gun on Himself and Dies Few Hours Later. MAXWELL, April 5. OP)--Vivian Richardson, 17, was shot and killed early today by an unsuccessful suitor, Vernon Lane, 34. Lane then turned the gun on himself. He died several hours later in a sanatorium at Nevada. Coroner,D. G. Mills pronounced the double death a murder and suicide and said no inquest would be held. Diehl Richardson, father of the dead girl, said that his daughter had refused Lane's attentions several times but last night had consented to go out with him. The couple left the Richardson home early in the evening, he said. Early this morning the father said he was awakened by a shot Outside the house he found his daughter dead In Lane's car and Lace wounded and dying. A revolver was nearby. Vivian had acted indifferently to Lane on several occasions, the father said, and had only been out with him a few times. UTILITIES FIGHT CENTERS IN N,Y Governor Lehman Insists on Far Flung Probe of All Companies. By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Although the spotlight of the public utilities battle front was thrown on New York Thursday with Gov. Herbert H. Lehman and members of the legislature insisting on a far flung investigation of all utility companies as a result of the sensational "Thayer letters," nevertheless the fight for greater regulation and reduction in. rates is being pressed in many parts of the country, a survey discloses. Lehman Is Assured. Governor Lehman is assured that an investigation will be voted by the legislature. His chief concern now, he said, is to find a man "like Charles Evans Hughes to conduct it," in order that it will be thoroughly made. T h e latest development came Thursday aa the Dunnigan resolution was being revised in the senate to include specifically the_ state's public service commission in the general investigation. In the nation's capital the house voted a. nationwide'investigation of electric power rates by the federal trade commission. The senate has already passed the resolution. Bills Were Killed. The situation in New York was brought to a head by the publication last week in Washington of letters, purported to have been written bv State Senator Warren T. Thayer in 1927 and 1928, when he was chairman of the senate public service committee, to the Associated Gas and Electric company, which asked if his work had been "satisfactory," and pointed out that "detrimental bills" had been killed in his committee. The senate judiciary committee will begin investigation of the letters Monday. In addition Governor Lehman's 11 bills for utilities reform in the state are reported well on their way to passage by the senate. Last year the senate public service committee killed his program. In many other states action is be ing planned toward closer regulation and reduction of rates. Guests Are Entertained. 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