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Tuesday, March 24, 1931
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rua.hUK*' 1 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MARCH 24 M 1931 ~-A INTERURBAN-RAIL CASE SUBMITTED AT WILMINGTON Judge Nields Con 11 n u e ; Temporary Injunction for 10 Days. "--- ·According to information re; Delved locally, Judge John P. : Nields in the federal court at Wilmington, BeL, Monday evening took under advisement the " case 3n which five railroads, operating Into Mason City are seeking to enjoin the Mason ' City, and Clear take railroad from extending its switch lines in Mason City. · The. judge continued tho tem- ·porary injunction for a period of 10 days while he-considered the case. The Mason City and" Clear Lake railroad is represented by the local law firm, Smith and Feenoy. : -·· WILMINGTON, Del., March 24 (ffl--Argument was heard before Judge John P. Nields in federa court yesterday on the motion for i permanent injunction in the sui oy W. H. Bremner and other: against the Mason City and Clea Lake railroad company, with lines in Iowa. ' 'Affidavits were submitted-by rep resentatives for each side. The original action filed March 13 seeks to .restrain the Mason City and Clear Lake company from extend ing its lines into the brick and tile fields served by the Minneapolis and St. LOUTS railroad company, o: which Bremner is receiver, the Chicago and Northwestern 'railway the Chicago Great Western 1 rail road, the Chicago Milwaukee, St Paul and Pacific railroad, the Chicago Rock Island and Pacific railroads. . Judge Nields is asked to decide, after facts in the case.are presented, whether the Mason City and Clear Lake railroad is an interurban trolley line and whether the company's service lines in Mason City, Iowa, are sidings and spur tracks only. · ' If the railroad is classed as interurban and its lines in Mason City held to be only side tracks, then, counsel for the company contends, the line is not a main railroad line and a certificate for the contemplated, extensions of service from the interstate commerce commission would not be necessary. The original bill asked that the plaintiff companies be given pro- tec tionj under, the Interstate commerce act from invasion by the defendant company until the .defendant has received its I. C. C. certificate. EHCSHOULD .- (Continued From Page 1). ,-to furnish communication service at .iless than coat. .The only* practical ^solution appears to be an increase «in the rate on first-class, mail." ! The postmaster general specifies |the first-class for the; obvious rea- ;aon that it is a government monopoly. Second and third-class matter, ··under^ a higher postal rate, might t be diverted to bus and express companies, or to new private services, organized especially to handle it. Uncle Sam denies to all others than himself the right to transmit letters in the premier Classification. ' ' 'Parcel post rate increases also are strongly' urged from administration ' sources. This service, indeed, always has been a heavy expense to the de partment, and it is no particular se- ·, cret that Postmaster General Brown '·would not be sorry to see it re' turned to private carriers. . '· · · ' ' * * * . N OW hear Congressman Kelly "The postal service,'.' says the Pennsylvania^, "is a part of the American educational system far more than it is a part of our business system. A m o n e y balance no more decides Its true w o r t h t h a n it decides the worth of a public school. It p a y s dividends not primarily in dollars and cents but in better citizenship. "The transmiS: sion of messages governmental Information a n d the dissemination Postmaster' General of intelligence are so vital to a Walter F. Brown highly organized society t h a t it . must, be in the hands of the goy ernment, representing the people themselves. Its value ia in the pas and the present and the future, as the .cementing force which binds a country into a community and a na- ·tion into a neighborhood. It pays t dividends more vital than Money. "If congress thot it wise to pro vide a free mail, it has the same power to do so as to build a light . house. "I do not mean to say that finan cial considerations should be en tirely forgotten, but postal charges are made as low as possible, .tha the service -may be as wide as pos ·feible. Tho first consideration is service. The' charge is secondary The true 'objective is to furnish the most complete and* useful postal facilities which can be devised, and to do, so whether the postal revenues meet the full cost or whether the general treasury is chargeable with 'part of the expense." . * * * tlTTTHOUT referring directly to VV postmaster General Brown, "Occasionally," continues Congressman Kelly, "we find that a, postmaster geperal has become imbued with the idea of making the post office self-sustaining. "In 1S59' Postmaster General Jos .'eph Holt found mail lines to the Pa cific operating at a great . Hi · sought to do away with them. Con gress counteracted his policy -- anc in 'the crisis' of the 60's those mai lines i to the west bound that grea empire to the union. ' ; : "At' that time a letter sent more ·than 300 miles cost 10 cents. Con gresa fixed a uniform 3-cent rate , regardless of distance^-- in the face of a deficit. Within eight years postal 'revenues had doubled. Low rates multiplied the volume of the mail, and the increasing efficiency of postal employes absorbed it without · corresponding; increase in cost "Since 1885 many and expensive services have been added by the de *partment-- rural free delivery, parcel post, collect on delivery. Prices have advanced^ Compensation has increased. Yet the unit cost of handling a letter is lower today than in 1885." is a certain fixed over- ··· head," explained the congress man, "in the conduct of the postof fice. That must be met regardless of the volume of the mail. But o it is met, increased volume lowers the unit cost. "And it also works the other way." he added, commenting on Postmaster General Brown's estl mate that 2.5 cent postage stamps will add ?55,000,000 to the depart ment's revenues. "On the contrary,' said the Pennsylvania^ "highe rates often mean smaller revenues 'Tn 1925 the rate on souvenir pos cards and private mailing cards wa advanced from 1 to 2 cents, official: calculating- that the increase wouli bring in 510,000,000 additional an nually. At the first year's end the decrease was $6,000,000 and the old rate was restored in 1928." {A second dispatch follows tomorrow.) IN THE RADIO WORLD By C. E. BOXTEKFJEIJO, Associated Press Radio Editor. (Time is Central Standard Thruout) NEW YORK, March 24. US)-Radio's going to try to get funny in a program the night of all fools' day. But, outside of the fact that H. Worden Wilson, radio impersonator, s to be in the half hour stunt to tart on WJZ and stations at 8 p. m,, April 1, little is being revealed. t is announced the program is being "arranged to demonstrate the variety and the wide range of radio intertainment." Hellmut H. Hellrmit's first broad- ast to Germany, tentatively set for Tuesday morning, has been' post- loned until Wednesday because ar- 'angements for the pickup from Statue of Liberty could not be completed injime ; TheTlaJrt of this f year's^speclal adlo concerts by the Philadelphia rchestra, -directed by Leopold Sto- cowski, comes on Easter Sunday ia WEAF and others. Ruth Nlch- 1s, ace woman flyer, is billed for. an interview on WEAF and stations Vednesday night. With Graham McNamee officiating, the opening American league game in New York letween the Yankees and the Boston led Sox goes on the WEAF air at 1:45 P. M., April 14. TUESDAY. Voters' · ' service subject "Tariff and the Market Basket." WEAF chain at 6:00. Joe and Vi in the Mr, and Mrs. series via WABC and network at 9:00. · Talk by C. H. Caldwell,'former radio commissioner, on "Reality In Radio," WEAF and others at 10:00 Kate Smith, crooner, at 10:30, and the Mound City Blue Blowers at 10:34, WJZ and-others. DR, L, H, PAMMEL. BOTANIST, DIES Heart Attack on Train Fata to Professor Emeritus at Iowa State. AMES, March 24. IffX--Word has been received here of the unexpected death of Prof. L. H. Pammel 69, professor emeritus of the department of botany at Iowa State college, on a train at Ogden, "Utah, yesterday as he and Mrs. Pammel were returning from California. A heart attack was the cause of the professor's death. The Pammels had been in California for the winter, visiting a daughter. . .. The development of the botany department at Iowa State from a one-man department was credited .0 Dr. Pammel, who came here in 1889. He was the first chairman of the state board of conservation, holding .he position from 1918 to 1927. He was born at La Crosse, Wis., April 19, 1862. The funeral will be held at St. John's Episcopal church here at 2:30 ?. m., Friday. VIKING SURVIVORS REACH ST. JOHN! (ConUnued From Faga 1). ited supply of food on the island was nearly exhausted." He told of the unselfish giving o: the islanders; how the women gavi their beds and homes · to the sicl and injured and the men gave cloth' ing that they scarcely could spare. ' The old sealing captain told hi: story simply and without dlsplaj of emotion other than a far-awa^ look, born of memories of the in Jured men he had taken aboard that came Into his eyes. 1'Ianes Marooned. The ambulances that waited a' the dock were ready to' take thi Viking's men to hospitals and Cap tain Jake turned to see them taken safely ashore, , ' Robert V. Fogg, an airplane pilo of Concord, N. H., and S. B. Wright a cameraman, were marooned a Horse Island with their plane .help less on the ice o f . the bay with btoken sklis. T.he skiis were broken yesterday when Fogg · essayed a landing on the rough Ice. ·The. United States coastguard cutter General Greene was here to day at the disposal of the New foundland government. Nora Springs Board Elects A. J. Jones as Superintended NORA SPRINGS, March 24.--A J. Jones was elected superintendent of local schools for his eighth year at a meeting of the board of education here last night. All teachers were re-elected except two. In their salaries and the salary of the super- ntendent the board made no increase. Teachers who were not ap- Jllcants for re-election were Miss Taye Bailes, music teacher, and Miss Matilda Eye of the home eco nomics department. RITCHIE ASKED TO BE CANDIDATE City Council of Baltimor Adopts Resolution of Support. ; BALTIMORE, March 24.. UR-Governor Ritchie was requested to become a candidate for president of the United States in a resolution adopted by the city -council las night.' Approval '·' of · the measure similar to one adopted by the state legislature March 5, did not come until there had been, considerable debate.' The vote' was' 9 to' 6 with one republican supporting the proposal; · · ·' · x A republican member of the coun cil and now a candidate for-mayor called the resolution "child's play' and another member of the party said he thot it would "hurt Cover nor Ritchie by giving the world the impression that the people of Balti more thru the city council were : aiv ided on the question of his election to the presidency." The resolution was offered with out the governor's knowledge. The council is omposed of 18 members Ten are democrats. TURNER BOOSTS JNCOME TAX BILL (ConttaHd Frora Pmje 1). unless and until the business is a success and then not in a measure .o hurt the business, but only in sufficient amount to permit the corporation to contribute fairly to he cost of government. Hold Their, Own. "It is a significant fact that states laving a corporation income tax lave more than held their own in :he development of manufacturing industries. In the number of men employed hi factories and in factory production, the corporation income tax states show a percentage of increase greater than that enjoyed by surrounding states. "I believe the state income tax should be applied only to those individuals who are subject to the federal income tax. In this . connection if we accept the. federal basis an'd federal check, it wil greatly reduce the cost of administering the law. 'T am in favor of exempting the smaller incomes and raising the rates on the higher incomes an providing an income tax on corpora tions. By so doing you will have taken a long step toward fulfilling the expectation of the people- in providing a method of reaching wealth that heretofore has escape taxation. Exemption Higher. "In formulating the individual in come tax it has always been my opinion that the exemptions should be substantially higher than, those granted in the bill that Is under con sideration. We must agree tha there should be exempted from the income tax wages and earnings needed to maintain the family in necessities and to educate the chil dren.-I am opposed to any provision whereby a person not subject to a tax shall be required to make a re turn. "If we address ourselves earnestly to this problem we can bring abou legislation that will be fair to every .individual and every Interest; tha' will spread out the tax burden equitably among our people; tha will revive hope and bring a meas ure of Justice to the farmers, labor era, home owners, to business, and in fact, to the overwhelming ma jority of the people of our state." Blast Wrecks Detroit Factory; Windows for Blocks Around Broken DETROIT, March 24. JP--Per sons in adjoining buildings were thrown from their beds and win dows were shattered for blocks around as an explosion and fir" 1 wrecked the factory of the Bon Dee Golf Bal! company, on tne west side, late last night The explosion was caused oy Ignition of a 40 gallon tank of naphtha^ officials of the company said. Stan ley B. Nicholas, treasurer, estimated damage at 5100,000 and said that 75 men would be thrown oul of work temporarily. Two men were burned and bruised. Funeral Services Held for Mrs. Emsley Adams Dibble Conducts Rites for Pioneer Leader of State^ and Gity. Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Emsley Adams, 304 Second street southeast, were held at her homo Monday; afternoon. The services were conducted by the Rev. W. L, Dibble, minister of the Congregation church. The services were brief and simple. Dr. Dibble reviewed the accomplishments of Mrs. Adams' life and repeated the Lord's prayer. Relatives and friends followed the body to the cemetery. Burial was atJElni- wood. Pallbearers were Fred G. Duffield,George W. Hill, Ralph Lloyd Jones, F. C. Lovell, George E. Penson and Arthur L. Rule. . Mrs. Adams, who was 92 yearn · old, had lived in Mason Oity for ! considerably more than half a century and was one of the leaders in* the development of the city. S h u ' died Saturday morning. In earlj days she 'was actively connected with the jostoffice. She was tha pioneer teacher of the city. In more recent years she took an interest in .women suffrage. Her name was one of 24 placed on a bronze tablet unveiled at the state historical building at Des Moines March '12 by. the Iowa League ol Women Voters. The tablet, carried the names of'prominent Iowa suffrage workers and was a .tribute to the women who had the courage to work for complete citizenship of all the women in the state. .·Mrs. Adams always had a deep interest in local and national politics. She was a keen minded woman whose influence was strongly felt in Mason City business and social circles. ' Among the relatives who survive Mrs. Adams are Mrs. J. M. Dakin, a sister, and her two children, Dr. C. B. Dakin and Mrs. Hardy Pool. · WOMAN AT BURT IS FOUND DEAD Aged Resident Lived Alone; Authorities Called by Neighbors. BURT, March 24.--Mrs. Matilda Pommerening, about 75 years of age, was found dead in her home here Sunday evening. She lived alone but half of her house was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Carney. Neighbors went to the house during the day, but failed to receive any answer to their knocks. Towards evening the Carneys became alarmed at her continued silence and called authorities, who broke open the door and found her lying on the floor dead. She waj near the stove and it is thot she was just preparing to start her fire in the morning when death came. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Miller of Ortonville, Minu., and Mrs. William Freese, Brooklyn, and three sons, Charles, of Algona, and Richard and Otto of Warroad, Minn. New Trial of Huckins Scheduled for April 6 CEDAR RAPIDS, March 24. ff) --District Judge F. O. Ellison today set Monday, April 6, for the new trial of George E. Huckins, ,whose conviction on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses was reversed by the Iowa supreme court. MOTION TO AWAIT HOUSE ACT FAILS (Continued From Page 1). respective exemptions of $1,000, 52,000 and $250. Several amendments introduced by Senators Clark and Patterson yesterday also were approved today. The most important of these provides for the deduction of debts on the basis of value on Jan. 1 and that the member of a partnership shall file returns on a basis different from that of his corporation. PASS MARRIAGE BILL DES ,MOINES;_March 24. UF-- The house today reversed itself and passed the Clearman bill requiring five days' notlce_ of intent to marry in Iowa. Minor amendments will necessitate the measure's return to the senate before it goes to the governor. . The bill was adopted 61 to 38 under a call of the house demanding the presence of all members. Ten days ago it defeated the proposal 50 to 36.. Bill Amended. It was taken up for the second time on a motion to-reconsider. The bill had been amended to meet objections of persons who said it would prevent couples from other parts of the state to be wed in the "Little Brown Church" at Nashua. The amendment provides that the county clerk with whom the intent is filed may issue a certificate so stating, which would authorize the clerk in another county to issue the license. Supported by Women. .The measure had ,the support of a number of the women's organizations. It was opposed primarily by border counties, which contended persons would go into neighboring stages to be married. The house went to work today under a new calendar with the bills supervised by the steering committee. The county assessor's bill, defeated last Friday, .is .number 19S and is at the foot of the calendar. However, the motion to reconsider the vote by which 'it was defeated and thru which it retains a'place on the calendar, may be called up at any time by the steering committee. } Jim Reed Could Wear Toga, Avers Sculptor KANSAS CITY, March 24. UP-Jim Reed is qualified to wear a toga. This doesn't mean that he haa been re-elected to the senate. Gutzon Borglum has just made a bust of him and thinks that from : , one standpoint he is one of the ( . noblest Romans of them all. "It is cne of the strongest faces that 1 have' modeled," said the sculptor. "That man could wear a toga." FALLING HAIR --i i LUCKY TtGER, a proven germiekSa corrects dandruff ani scalp tmta- ' "tSonu. 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