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April 28, 1936

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

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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 28 1936 suggested that the modern paradox of improving busines and continuing large scale unemployment was due to new deal experimentation in what he called "planned economy" and an "economy of scarcity." Saying that government officials were demanding that industry "arbitrarily" absorb more unemployed, he attacked these demands as based on "false premises." The premises, he said, assume that "industry employs workmen when there is no work to be done" and that "industry has a source of income out of which to pay wages, other than the sale of goods to customers." Citing what he termed a need for "confidence," he urged that- reforms" be postponed.until after full recovery. He declared that business, "if given friendly encouragement," can provide "the only permanent, satisfying and American solution for the recovery and unemployment problems." Nationwide Survey. The chamber, meeting in its twenty-fourth annual convention, prepared to make a nationwide survey, possibly with the help of organized labor, to determine how many jobs can be created, and how filled. The study was ordered Monday by the directors. Monday night chamber members heard Robert L. O'Brien, republican chairman of the tariff commission, urge indorsement of the reciprocal tariff-lowering agreements being negotiated with foreign nations by the Roosevelt administration. Trade reciprocity, he said, had the sympathetic support of "good sound forward-looking people on · both political sides." O'Brien added that wars usually were preceded by rumors of wars revolving around-international trade disturbances which could be minimized by equitable trade relations. NEENANNlED TO STATE BOARD Fills Conservation Vacancy Left by Resignation of Dr. Speaker. DES MOINES, C3P)--Gov. Clyde L. Herring Tuesday appointed Dr. E. W. Neenan of Sioux City to serve the unexpired term on the state conservation board of Dr. E. E. Speaker of Lake View. Dr. Speaker resigned because of ill health. The term will expire July 1, 1939. Utterback Refuses to Enter Party Row D E S M O I N E S , (.T)--Returned from Washington, Congressman Hubert Utterback of Des Moines refused to enter the party fight over campaign contributions from state employes, declaring "I am not going to get involved in any controversy over the matter." SPROUL ACCUSED OF PASSING SIGN Secretary of State Safety Council May Lose Stub of Driver License. DES MOINES, tf--Phil H. Sproul, executive secretary of the state safety council, didn't know Tuesday afternoon just what he's going to do about an information filed against him at Dows last week charging him with driving through a "top sign. The information, filed .by Dows' Marshall Dave' Neilly charged Sproul, who also is a state drivers' license examiner, with running a stop sign on highway 10 where it intersects with highway 69 near Dows. Sproul was driving to Des Moines from Clarion with Iowa Highway Patrol Chief John Hattery after urging a Wright county safety council meeting at Clarion to observe all traffic signals and stop signs. "I was driving at night," Sproul said; "and the stop sign was not in range of my lights since it was on the inside of the curve. Gosh I didn't see the sign and I don't think Hattery did either." He said he had not been served with the information as yet, but that he understood, it. was sent to Lew Wallace, superintendent of the state motor vehicle department. 'Wallace was out of Des Moines today. At Dows, Marshal Neilly said he "understood Sproul was taken into court at Des Moines and pleaded guilty." Sproul said today no action has been taken against him and that he would confer with Wallace. Under Iowa law, a driver who pleads guilty of running a stop sign is subject to loss of one stub of his driver's license. LAW MUST BE ENFORCED, DECLARES SAFET1" HEAD Informed that the executive secretary of the Iowa State Safety council had been reported for running a country stop sign, W. Earl Hall, president of the organization, Tuesday afternoon expressed a hope that the complaint would be handled "without fear or favor." "The case proves," he said, "that those of us who are seeking to lead Iowa into a greater safety mindedness are not perfect ourselves by any means. That there was no accident, or even an approach to an accident, and that there were extenuating circumstances doesn't alter the fact that a stop sign was disregarded. Mr. Sproul understands this. :"I honestly believe that Mr. Sproul's loss of a section of his driver's license for an offense to which we are all prone will make-him no less effective as a spokesman for our cause than one who might pre- Slayer Upheld , Mrs. Arthur Krause, 30, of Washington, Iowa, was upheld by a coroner's jury Monday ivhieh ruled she was justified In shooting Albert Schaeffer, 40, a World war veteran, when he attempted to enter a window at her home Saturday night. (Iowa Daily Press Photo) OSAGE WOMAN DIES OF BURNS Mrs. Jeremy Injured When Kerosene Poured Onto Fire Explodes. OSAGE, Cr"F--Mrs. Rex Jeremy, 40, died Monday afternoon of burns suffered earlier in the day when kerosene she poured onto a kitchen range fire exploded. Mrs. Jeremy, her clothing aflame, telephoned her physician and then ran to a neighbor's home. The neighbor extinguished, her flaming dress, but she had suffered burns over most of her body. Mrs. Jeremy was born and reared in Mitchell county. Surviving are her husband one daughter, Neva, and a sister, Mrs. Lee Lewis of Orchard, and two brothers in Idaho. Nissen hospital attendants reported Will Rodenacher, 38, Osage carpenter, badly burned when a blow torch exploded at the Ralph Mclllnay farm Monday, was "getting along as well as could be expected." tend to perfection in his driving habits. "At least he can say--and be believed when he says it--that the motor vehicle laws of Iowa are no respecter of person or position." Use the G-G Wonf Ads T O . K N O f » » » T I E 'EQUIOWAN I N Y O U R C O M M U N I T Y EQUIOWA ·fin Equiowan is a salesman of the Equitable Life Insurance Company of Iowa. You will find him to be an intelligent life insurance man, trained to help you plan a sound financial program. If you would like to retire at age 60 with an income of $200 per month as long as you live, he can tell you how to arrange such a plan. He can help you make certain your children will receive a college education. He can show you how to establish almost any personal or business financial safeguard you might desire. The Equiowan living and working in this community is backed by a company that already has guaranteed one million Americans security for the present and future. If you don't know him, you should make his acquaintance ... today. ' E Q U I O W A N (Pronounced E c k w a -1 · o w a n ) A contraction o! the phrase, Equitable of Iowa Salesman: meaning a trained life insurance man representing the Equitable Liie Insurance Company of Iowa . . . A good man to know. EQUITABLE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF EOWA N O W I N I T S S E V E N T I E T H Y E A R » » » I N D E S M O I N E S F W fl ? M I I H I I ? fl U ' i Hi U U III U H U u U il) General Agent 802 FIRST N A T I O N A L B A N K B U I L D I N O M A S O N C I T T , Phono: 684, BREEDING TOPIC OF CONTROVERSY County Attorney and Judge Resent Statements Made by Governor. RED OAK. (/P--Arch Breeding, condemned wife slayer scheduled to hang Monday but whose sentence was commuted, remained the cen ter of a controversy. Tuesday. Lester L. Orsborn, Montgomery county attorney, and District Judge H. L. Mantz of Audubon. took issue with statements made by Gov. Clyde L. Herring when he commuted Breeding's death sentence to life imprisonment. The two officials declared that the governor's statement commuting Breeding's sentence threw an unfavorable light upon them when he implied summary court action and lack of counsel in the Breeding case. Leaves Death Koiv. Breeding, a former Red Oak mar. shal, has been removed from death row at the Fort Madison penitentiary. Orsborn said "I wrote · Governor Herring that I had performed the job my office called for but that J. would not oppose any decision he might make. I do not today .oppose that decision x x x but I certainly do oppose the statements he made in commuting the sentence. It puts Judge Mantz and myself in an unfavorable light, where we do net belong." In revoking Breeding's death penalty, the governor, quoting from the dissenting opinion of the state supreme court to which the condemned man had appealed, said in part: Counsel Was Appointed. " "The defendant was brought be- for the court; being without counsel, an attorney was appointed to represent him; thereupon the defendant was arraigned; his plea of guilty was entered, and immediately the examination of witnesses was begun to determine the degree of the c-J- fense and to fix the penalty. These proceedings were all concluded in the same day.. " "The defendant was entitled to defense by counsel. This the defendant did not have, in any substantial sense, by reason of the casual and summary fashion of the proceedings themselves." Judge Mantz said: Killed in Cold Blood. "The court record shows Breeding killed his wife in cold blood on Oct. 5, 1934. She had sued him for a divorce and after vainly trying to persuade 'her to drop the action he stole a revolver, told several persons that 'something was going to happen,' went to her home, called her to the door and then in the presence of a 17 year old daughter shot her without warning, firing three shots at her. "He fled and was later the same night arrested. Court convened on Oct. 16. Before court convened he had consulted an attorney and informed the attorney together with the sheriff that he was guilty and wanted to pliad guilty. On the day court convened, Oct. 16, Breeding appeared in court and the court ap-_ pointed Leroy Johnson of the Red Dak bar to appear and represent the defendant at Breeding's request." DIES TRYING TO ESCAPE PRISON Convict on Alcatraz Island Plunges Over 60 Foot Cliff to Death. SAN FRANCISCO, m--A prisoner made a futile attempt to escape from Alcatraz island federal prison Monday and met death when he plunged over a 60 foot cliff as guards fired at him. Joe Bowers, 40, mail-robber, died from a broken neck in the fall. He tried to scale a wire fence enclosing the work area on the west side of the island, over a mile from shore. Guards yelled to halt his flight, Warden James A. Johnston said, but the man continued. Then the guards shot at him and saw him disappear over the cliff. The tide was low and Bowers' body was recovered. Dr. George Hess, chief of the U. S. public health service, said the man suffered a broken neck in the fall and was struck in the right shoulder and thigh by bullets. Bower? was transferred here from Leavenworth prison Sept. 9, 1934. He was serving a 25 year sentence for violation of the postal laws in an armed robbery. F,R, SIGNS FOR GEORGIA VOTING Asked by Russell arid-Marion to Place His Name in · Primary Race. WASHINGTON. UP) -- President Roosevelt Tuesday signed the necessary papers for entry in the Georgia democratic presidential primary. Senator Russell of Georgia, and Marion H. Allen, Roosevelt manager in Georgia, asked the president to place his name formally in the race. The state democratic executive committee controlled by Governor Eugene Talmadge, anti-new dealer, named a primary date for early in June with a stipulation of a $10,000 fee for presidential candidates. "We haven't got all the money ret," Russcli said after his white house call, "but I think we will got it all right." Egypt's New Ruler With the death of King Fuad of Egypt at Cairo, International interfest is focused on Prince Farouk, 16 year old son and heir of the monarch who will rule. The prince has been a student at Kenry House, Kingston Hill, England. PRESIDENT BACK AT WHITE HOUSE Farley "Predicts Democrats to Abolish Two-Thirds Convention Rule. WASHINGTON, UP) -- Developments in Washington Tuesday included the following: President Roosevelt returned after a weeR-end visit to New York. Chairman Farley of the democratic national committee predicted the two-thirds rule will be abolished by the 1936 democratic convention. Evidence that the American Telephone and Telegraph company's long distance operations netted a profit of 5180,000,000 in excess of a 6 per cent return on investment over a 23 year period was presented to the communications commission. J. M. Johnson, assistant secretary of commerce, told the senate air safety conimittee the bureau of air commerce should be 'rebrgaiiized. , Demand PWA Funds. Representatives demanding that 5700,000,000 of the proposed $1,500,000,000 relief appropriation be earmarked for PWA prepared to carry their request to the president after discussing it with house leaders. The proposal of Senator Norris (R., Nebr.) for "another TVA" in the Mississippi valey was attacked as "premature and unnecessary" by F. E. Frothingham, chairman of the Publik Utilities committee of the Investment Bankers association, ana indorsed by Arthur J. Weaver, former Nebraska governor. Their views were received by a senate subcommittee. Support for the proposed St. Lawrence waterway was sought before the National Rivers and Harbors congress by Representatives DoD- dero (R., Mich.) and Christiansen (R., Minn.). An argument over an assertion by Senator Dickinson (R-Iowa) that poor persons each year eat 100,000,000 pounds of dog food, some of it "unfit for dogs," was spread upon the records of congress. Dickinson, making his statement on the senate floor Monday, placed responsibility on the administration and assailed what he called the Roosevelt "scarcity" program. Challenges Dickinson. Senator Copeland (0-N. Y.) said better food inspection was needed, but he challenged the statement that the administration was at fault. He said a "niggardly" congress failed to provide funds.enough for the food and drug administration. Senator Byrnes (D-S. Car.) replied to Dickinson in a lighter vein. He said the speech was the product of the new republican "brain trust," adding that "only Prof. Saxon's outfit would project this issue into the campaign." "The real issue," said Byrnes, "is not canned food -- it is canned speeches." To Oppose Tax Bill. A gathering of house republicans decided Monday night that their protests would be concentrated in a virtual mass vote of opposition on the roll call. Snell acknowledged, however, the republicans had no hope of beating the bill. The AAA and tariff commission worked Tuesday to supply the senate data on big AAA and tariff beneficiaries. The senate passed the Vandenberg resolution calling for names of all those who received 510.000 or more from the AAA. To it the democrats added a demand for names of larger concerns enjoying benefits from the tariff. Farmer Fatally Hurt and 2 WPA Workers Injured in Car Crash DUBUQUE, Mf -- Thomas .Carr, 72, Bernard farmer, was fatally injured, and two works progress administration employes were slightly injured when Carr's car sideswiped a WPA track carrying- 27 workers on highway 161, 3 miles south of here. SHOW PROFITS OF A. LAND T. Long Distance Activities of Firm "Relatively Free From Regulation." WASHINGTON, W--Evidence that American Telephone and Telegraph company long distance operations netted $180,000,000 of profit in excess of a 6 per cent return on investments over a 23 year period was given Tuesday to the communications commission. Testifying at a hearing in the commission s investigation of the big utility, J. A. Krug, an FCC accountant, introduced exhibits saying that long distance activities ot the A. T. and T. "have been relatively free from regulation." The exhibit said that "a remarkable record of high profit has characterized the long lines operation" of the A. T. and T. "The return earned on long lines investment," it added, "has been exceptional." For the 23 year period ended last Dec. 31. Krug said, long line operations netted over $400,000,000. This, he said, "exceeded a 6 per cent return on the average net plant investment by more tban 5180,000,000" and was "over $143,000,000 above a 7 per cent return on net plant investments." WEIZZARR¥TED IN WENDELL CASE One of Five Men Indicted for Kidnaping Seized in Ohio Town. BROOKLYN, N. Y., (.-Pi--District Atty. William F. X. Geoghan announced Tuesday the arrest of Harry Weiss, one of the five men indicted in the Wendel kidnaping case, in a small town in Ohio. Geoghan said Weiss was being brought to New York. Weiss, charged with four others with the widnaping of Paul H. Wendel whose repudiated confession brought a stay in the execution of Bruno Hauptmann, was traveling toward New York when he was arrested in a town "about 80 miles from Cleveland." The district attorney said he did not know the name of the town. Kirkpatrick of Spencer Dies. SPENCER, (/P--Fred Kirkpatrick, 67, Spencer attorney, died of heart disease at his home here early Tuesday. His widow and two daughters survive. FAMINE AREA IS SHAKEN BY QUAKE Millions Reported Dead of Starvation in Provinces of China. CHUNGKING, Szcchwan Province, China, iP--This city, surrounded by a countryside in the throes of starvation, was shaken Tuesday by a heavy earthquake. The earthquake caused only small damage in the city, but the alarm was great. The area of the quake was believed to extend throughout West China, over Szechwan and Kansu provinces where there was no way of determining immediately ihow great the damage may have been. The shock followed one which, occurring Monday, hit Tachienlu On the Tibetan border. It was the worst recorded in many years. The terrible famine sweeping Szechwan and North Honan provinces assumed the proportions of a national disaster Tuesday with estimates of the number of natives dead or facing death ranging from 10,000,000 to 30,000,000. Chinese vernacular newspapers reported that some hunger maddened victims were resorting to cannibalism and that other starving parents were selling their children to gain'money for food. Plan No Inquest in Death of Professor Who Shot Superior LINCOLN, Nebr., m _ County Attorney Max G. Towle said Tuesday no inquest will be held into the death of John P.-Weller, 40, University of Nebraska foreign language instructor, who killed himself after shooting and wounding his superior. Dr. Harry Kurz, head of the foreign language department. . Weller excused himself from a French class Monday morning and went to Dr. Kurz's office. Momentarily Dr. Kurz fled from his office into a hall and was brought down by a bullet which shattered three bones in his wrist. Another shot from Weller's revolver went wild, and with the third he killed himself. Paul Heads Board of College at Oskaloosa OSKALOOSA, UP) -- President John Paul of John Fletcher college was named chairman of the board of the Kletzing-McLaughlin memorial foundation college, which will supplant the John Fletcher college here next September. WATCH BALLOTS IN TWO STATES Knox, Landon, Vandenberg, Borah Showing Sought in Massachusetts. BOSTON, UP)--Political observers watched the traditional Massachusetts' "writein" preferential votes Tuesday for a forecast of the Bay state's place in the presidential election lineup. While democratic leaders looked to the vote to show great strength for President Roosevelt, republicans were concerned with the showing of Col. Frank Knox of Chicago, Gov. Alf Landon of Kansas and U. S. Senators William E. Borah of Idaho and Arthur H. Vandenberg of Michigan, for whom campaigns have been made. PENNSYLVANIA IN TEST OF BOOSEVELT STRENGTH HARRISBURG, Pa., UP)--Political eyes focused on Pennsylvania's presidential voting Tuesday in a primary that offered President Roosevelt his first statewide ballot test, and hoped to glean some indication of what November will bring the new deal in the industrial east Although the "popular choice" voting did not bind convention delegates of either party, democratic organization leaders sounded a call for a big vote for the president, who was opposed by Col. Henry Breckinridge of New York, administration critic. Education Standards for Nurses Going Up DES MOINES, (.-Pi--Citing "an increasing tendency to demand higher education standards of nurses," Miss Viana McCown, Iowa director of nursing education, told the Iowa Hospital association convention nurses soon may. be required to show two years of college education before being admitted to training. 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