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April 7, 1936

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 2

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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 7 1936 at the Iowa bar on June 9, 1897 and had hung out his shingle a Britt, where he was elected county attorney, serving from 1902 to 1904 Mr. Hammill again appeared in the Iowa political picture in 1908 v,-hen he was elected to the state senate, where he was active for the next four years. Served Under Kendall. In 1920 he was elected lieutenant governor and served for two years in that capacity under Gov. Nate Kendall. Then, in 1925, he took office as governor of Iowa, and was re-elected for the next two successive terms. With the late A. B. Cummins, Mr. Hammill shared the distinction of being the only man elected three times to the highest executive position in the state. Governor Hammill established a record in the number of appointments made to the district and supreme court benches. His appointments to these and other positions wer e generally well commended. Resumed Legal Practice. Since his retirement from public ]jfe at the conclusion of his third gubernatorial term, Mr. Haimnill had devoted his time to his legal practice and the management of several farms in Hancock county. Mr. Hammill was a candidate for the republican namination for the U. S. senate against L. J. Dickinson in 1930 but was defeated. For the last several months he had been regarded as a potential candidate in the impending nomination for United States senator and also as a candidate for governor, but although his name had been prominently mentioned in connection with both of these offices, he had not committed himself. At Des Moines Meeting. Recently, with Burt J. Thompson, Forest City, the former governor had been active in opposing the proposed dismemberment of the M. and St L. railroad' and parceling it out among eight other midwestern railroads. Last Wednesday he had attended a. meeting in Des Moines with Mr, Thompson and other interested parties, during which the issues were laid before the executive council and the railway commission. State officials agreed to enter the fight in behalf of the preservation of the M. and St. L. road intact. Fostered Farm Relief. As governor Mr. Hammill had been prominent in activities for agricultural relief. He called together the first joint farm meeting in Des Moines, from which sprang the agricultural "Committee of Twenty- Two," sponsor of congressional farm measures. During his senatorial campaign he attacked the Hawley-Smoot tariff bill as failing to give the farmer adequate protection. Although he was first an advocate of making road improvements as available funds permitted, Governor Hammill-became convinced that a bond issue program would hasten paving of highways. In 1928 he came forward with a proposal resulting in a special legislative session to consider a road plan. The voters approved a $1,000,000,000 bond issue, but'it was declared unconstitutional. Member of Lodges. Always a friend of education, Governor Hammill whille serving in the senate, was responsible for a number of laws which advanced the educational system in Iowa. Mr. HamniiU was a member of the Iowa State and the American Bar associations, the State and National Historical societies, Modern Brotherhood of America, Woodmen and a, thirty-second degree Mason. He was also the right worthy associate grand patron pro tern, the past most worthy grand patron of the general grand chapter and the past grand patron of Iowa for the Order of the Eastern star. Hammill Leader in Good Roads Movement An outstanding leader In the good roads movement, former Gov. John L. Hammill of Britt, who died late Monday, is shown here in a scene talten at the dedication of the paving joining highway 65 between Minnesota and Iowa in October, 19tfO. He is pictured here in the center while at the left is former Gov. Theodore Christianson of Minnesota. Following the opening of the highway, a program was held at Hotel Hanford. Former Governor and Mrs. John Hammill are shown here on the front steps of their Britt home shortly after his retirement from public life in 1931. He had completed three terms as governor of Iowa. ' HAMMILL TRIBUTES '. Political friends and foes, prominent North lowans and fellow townsmen joined Tuesday in expressing tribute to John L. Hammill of Britt, former governor of Iowa, who died suddenly late Monday in Minneapolis. Tributes follow: Former President Herbert Hoover --"John Hammill was one of Iowa's best governors. He was an outstanding citizen and highly esteemed by everybody." Senator L. J. Dickinson--"Hammill's death is a blow not only to the republican party but to the entire state." Clyde L. Herring, present democratic governor--"I think former Governor Hammill was really one of the outstanding governors of Iowa, and the history of the state ·will so record his tenure of office." Former Gov. w. E, Kendall--"The entire state, irrespective of party affiliation, cherished the highest respect for former Governor Hammill." Former Gov. Dan W. Turner "Hammill, as chief executive of Iowa, both fulfilled an earnest desire to serve the people of this state and rendered to them "a concrete service." Former Gov. B. F. Carroll "The death of John Hammill leaves a vacancy no other man can fill." V. D. Coons, president of First National bank, Britt--"With the untimely death of Former Governor Hammlli. Britt and Iowa have lost a citizen whose outstanding- work in education and civic enterprise will be greatly missed. More particularly, his interest in young students whose desire' for education was furthered, not only by personal encouragement but his financial assistance was remarkable." R. R. Roberts, editor of Britt News-Tribune--"Former Governor Kammill had come through many difficulties and overcame many obstacles to achieve the greatness that he did. He climbed high through his own efforts." Mrs. HamniiU, vvho was attending an Eastern Star meeting in Jamaica, received the sudden news of the death of her husband as a great shock. More than one-third of the electrified area of Sweden is being supplied power and light from government plants. Horton Changes Mmd, Says He Wants Whole Thing Cleared Up. COUNCIL BLUFFS, UP)--Floyd Horton, convicted at Bedford Saturday of complicity in the poison murder of his wife, threatened to take His own life when he was brought io the Pottawattamie county jail here Saturday, Sheriff Joe Perry revealed Monday. Feeling much better Tuesday, Korton said he must have been nervous xvhen he was checked in here, and did not realize what he was saying. "I'll never take my own life--that is, at least until all of this is cleared up," he told newsmen. "The only thing I hope is that I'm not an old man when it is." Horton insists that Mrs. Anna Johnston, who pleaded guilty to a part of the murder plot and has started a life sentence at Rockwell City reformatory, "can tell the truth that will clear me." Horton will be kept in the local jail until his motion for a new trial is heard at Bedford on April 25. "DESIST ORDER" NAMES PACKERS Department of Agriculture Rules 11 Have Violated Stockyards Act. WASHINGTON, Lf--After more than two years of investigation, the agriculture department held Monday that 11 packing companies have violated the packers and stockyards act and issued a "cease and desist order" against price fixing and the apportioning of territory. The department disclosed that the cease and desist order was signed by Secretary Wallace March 31. It becomes effective May 10. Packers cited in the order are: Armour and company, Abraham Brothers Packing company, Cudahy Packing- company, Jacob Dold Packing- company, John Morrell and company, Memphis Packing corporation, Swift and company, Wilson and company, North American Provision company, George A. Hormel and company, and the Birmingham Packing company. Wallace dismissed charges against the St. Louis Independent Packing company. RADIO PROGRAM STATION VVOI, AMES W E D N E S D A Y . .Amil. 8 J1;.1fl a. m.-- TJhyme and rhythm. 3 2 ; f i d nnnn--I. S. lcpt. of a g n c L i U u i c ·*t;i)(i p m. -- New?, rn.--0,-mpr and DpRKctt. m. -- Far lands. m . -- C n r i l l o n . m.--Ft. DodRc high school. 6:30 p Marshalltown Man Faces Manslaughter Count in Auto Death WATERLOO, (.B--A manslaughter charge will be filed in Grundy county against Ray Hawn, Marshalltown, alleged hit-and-run driver vhose car fatally injured Joseph Dode) Conn, 61, of Waterloo south- vest of Grundy Center on March 9, Grundy officials said. Cohn died Sunday in Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown. Hawn, about 40, has been in jail in Grtindy county since March 11, when he was arrested for failing to give aid to the man his auto struck. Justice Department Agents Not Working on Paul Wendel Case WASHINGTON, \JP) -- J. Edgar Hoover said that justice department agents are not working on the case of Paul H. Wendel, attorney, who charges he was forced to "confess" the Lindbergh baby kidnaping. The director of the department's bureau of investigation issued this statement: "No agent'; of the federal bureau of investigation have been assigned to the Wendel case. We have never participated in any phase of that case up to noiv. At'prescnt, we have nothing to do with it." HEARINGS ON TAX PLANS NEAR END Republicans Quiz New Deal Budget Director About National Debt. BULLETIN WASHINGTON, (fl -- Complaining; against being; run "ragged" by taxes, the Chamber of Commerce of the United States smashed at the new revenue program Tuesday as a "gamble" that would exact an excessive (oil from "struggling business.' 1 WASHINGTON, (.T)--Public hearings on the ?799,000,000 tax program, key log in the legislative jam holding congress in scsion, nearcc completion Tuesday with republicans quizzing the new deal's budget director about the national debt. He said it would reach $34,500,000,000 by June 30 if the total cost of paying the bonus was included. But, he added, no one knew how many veterans would ask for their bonus money by then. While the house ways and means committee heard this and prepared to receive tax views of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, the impeachment trial of Judge Halsted L. Ritter of Florida again engaged the senate and the house worked on minor maters. Other developments: The senate banking committee quickly approved legislation to extend RFC and housing administration credit for rehabilitation in southern and eastern states. Report Business Gains. Improving business activity in early March was reported by the commerce department. Income taxpayers who failed to file duplicate returns were warned to do so immediately or face a penalty assessment. The senate, devoting a full day to sitting as a trial court on the charges that Judge JRitter granted excessive receivership fees to a former law partner, called the recipient of the fees for more testimony. The witness, A. L. Rankin of West Palm Beach, told Monday of paying $4,500 in cash to Ritter, but insisted it was to satisfy an "honest debt" and had nothing to do with 575,000 fees he was awarded for receivership work. Study Court Ruling. After .stud'ying the supreme court decision Monday in which the securities commission was defeated in an attempt to force J. Edward Jones, New York oil man. to testify about a proposed issue of $100,000 in securities, the commission said it would press on with its work. It acknowledged the decision raised certain "difficulties." but said that in general the enforcement of the securities regulation act of 1933 would remain unchanged. Jones, in New York, hailed the decision as a blow to "tyrannical bureaucracy." In other sectors of the government, hopes for an extensive new housing program at this session of congress appeared to fade because administration men are split on the subject. Increase Credit Low. One group of presidential advisers was said to be urging that to increase the flow of credit for home building, the government should put out funds on second mortgages. On the other hand, some advisers insisted this would undo some of the work of the housing administration, which is opposed to second mortgages and has been insuring only long term, amortized single mortgages. Secretary Wallace's finding Monday that li packing companies were guilty of price fixing in a southern area from 1927 to 1933 and must cease such practices brought denials from two of them. Armour and company and Swift and company They said that, far from agreeing to fix prices, the companies competee keenly. Borah Strength Has First Midwest Test in Wisconsin Voting M I L W A U K E E , (/P) _ Borah strength faced its first midwestern test and the socialist administration in Milwaukee hung in the balance Tuesday as Wisconsin voters cast their ballots in the spring election. Senator William E. Borah went on trial a second time after his recent defeat in New York, with a slate of 2-1 republican convention delegate candidates pledged to him in the field against an uninstructed group backed by the state organisation. Daniel W. Hoan, socialist, Milwaukee mayor for 20 years, was opposed by Sheriff Joseph J. Shinners, "not-partisan" candidate. Ordered to Iowa State. WASHINGTON, (.-B--The army ordered Maj. Harry A. Skerry, CE, of Portland, Ore., to Iowa State college at Ames. Connecticut River Nears Flood Stage HARTFORD, Conn., UP -- The Connecticut river gradually was reaching the flood stage again Tuesday, but officials reported the swollen water was not causing any undue alarm. The river height was 15.7 feet, only three-tenths of an inch from the flood stage. Gainesville Tornado's Sidelights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A dead man clutching a dead boy of about 10, lay on a morgue slab A slip of paper pinned to the man's shroud read: "Unknown." Among- the pain twisted faces in one of the morgues--the calm features of a young girl, her skin spotless, her lips rouged. A beam crushed her chest as she stood in what she thought the safety of a doorway. A young husband surveyed the ruins of his new home, commenting dully: "I paid the last note last week." Two weeks ago Gainesville citizens voted to raze the old courthouse and build a new one. The wind did the first mentioned job in three minutes. A figure dressed in a white Easter outfit stood motionless in the midst of ruins on a business street--a red carnation in the lapel. It was a dress dummy, untouched by flying lass and bricks. Shackles were removed from con- ·icts while they labored with picks :o remove bodies from wreckage. The league has been successful in a negative sense, we are told. It has certainly demonstrated the best methed of not stopping a war.-Toronto Saturday Night. Gentlemen's Headwear For Easter Recognized the world over for their matchless excellence, Dobbs Hats are suggested as an added touch of elegance to a gentleman's Easter wardrobe. 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