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Des Moines, Iowa
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Sunday, April 28, 1935
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i FOUR GENERAL NEWS THE DES MOINES REGISTER SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 1935. : FARLEY SMITES G.O.P. LEADERS Tells Dickinson He's Likely to Lose. ' NEW YORK, N. Y.-Postmastcr . , General James . A. Farley, speak , .. tag Saturday night at the Jeffer .. son day dinner of the Democratic committee, took occasion to smite every Republican head that has shown itself above the political ' , whirlpool in the last six months. He began with a thinly veiled at-: tack on Herbert Hoover, referring ; to "the gentleman who recently Issued a message to the Republi cans full of platitudes about the evils of bureaucracy ... but he gave no word as to how he would i handle the job If he had another . shot at it." - A White Hope? Of Senator Dickinson of Iowa , he said: "I might refer here likewise to 8enator Dickinson of Iowa who apparently, has the 'notion that he ,. . may be the Republican white hope , In 1936. He explained the other , day to a Virginia audience that It jwas an easy matter to devise a ; plan that would raise us out of the ; depression but was no more in- j 'formative about what plan he ; iwould suggest than was the ex-r ! president. ... I i "In my opinion the senator from i i Iowa had better look after his (present post rather than to the i ' sterile distinction of being the Re- publican candidate for president In it ! 1B36, lor I miss my guess If Mr. ; Dickinson does not join the melan- ; ; choly order of ex-senators after ; November next year." , Ridicules Mills. Of Ogden Mills: . . . "I admit that Ogden Mills should be an au-t thorlty on economic catastrophes. S He was a, conspicuous part of the nuiiuiiisirAiiuu mat lea us into we worst depression In history." , Of Col. Theodore Roosevelt: , . ; Now I don't venture to assert that he Is another Republican , white hope for 1836, but stranger things have happened. . . . His party is so enthusiastic for him that it Is willing to nominate him for anything where defeat is a foregone conclusion." Miss Josephine Roche, assistant ccretary of the treasury, reviewed the administration's plan - for social security, and extolled the Roosevelt program. Tax Jury Disagrees in Schultz Case ' 1 ' i L tk'ti. ; .''I s r f i m ill 1 )'U II ' WIREPHOTO 0 "You're all right," said Arthur (Dutch Schulta) Flegenheimer (right), aa he congratulated his attorney, James M. Noonan, after jury trying him for income tax evasion had disagreed and was dismissed Saturday In Syracuse, N. Y. Highlights in Week's News Hearst War on Wirephoto Puts Fire Into Associated Press Meeting. AS REPORTED BV TIME The Weekly Newt Magazine. Time j . Continued From Page 1. , cities, for the most part, remains unchanged, with most cities of In diana and Illinois pushing ahead one hour to keep pace with the pushup in the east. Michigan and Ohio also are virtually on daylight time, as the eastern standard, time under which many cities there operate the year xuuuu tviuuues wun wie aayugnr. time of central atandard time. Not for Iowa. The remainder of the middle western area Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa. Nebraska, the Dakotas and states on west will remain on standard time. Among the many Canadian communities that go on "fast" time today are Montreal, Quebec, Niagara Falls, Ottowa, Toronto and St. Charles. Others will put the clocks ahead later some In May and some in June. Halifax, among others, will go on daylight time June 1. Even In Europe. In Europe several countries Great Britain and northern Ireland, France, Belgium and Portugalalready are on "fast" time. The Netherlands will join them May 15. - j Honolulu and most of the Ha waiian territory went daylight to day. ' When the nation toes back to standard time in the fallat 2 a. m, Bept. 29 the Argentine, with summer just beginning there, will drop an hour and go "daylight" until Mar. 30, 1936. Crisp Comment In the News (Bjr Th Aioclit4 Prei) . Senator Huey Long of Louisiana, speaking at the Farmers Holiday association convention, D a Moines,. Ia.: "The Lord called America to a barbecue. There was too much of everything and so ?J million are on the dole and St million more are trying to get the dole. This is the only country anytime, anywhere, where 50 million people are starving while they have too much." Mllo RenoJ Iowa farm leader: "The promises of this administration have not only been Ignored and broken to agriculture but to all classes of society." ' Senator Borah (Rep., Idaho), opposing .delay in NRA revision until the next session of congress: "The amount of damage In that time would be stupendous." ' Secretary of Agriculture Wal lace, defending government policies ' pf farm relief: .. ;-- V I "I have patience with the ! Id-faafcloned Jeffersoniaa who ; believe that th farmer should i be the only claaa forbidden the benefits of th WntratUUnf power of ttw tovawment" wirephoto is the Associated Press' system for flashing news-pictures around the country by telephone wire. It serves 39 of AP's 1,30 member newspapers, In 24 large cities. Those 39 under write the 11,000,000-a-year cost of getting pictures from any distance tn about ten minutes. When the project, secretly ne gotiated, was revealed at last year's AP meeting, two delegates rumed with rage. Hearst Counsel. One was John Francis Neylan. brainy, brawny counsel for William Randolph Hearst, who holds 19 AP memberships. The other was peppery little Roy Wilson Howard ( Scrlpps-Howard News papers ) , wno cas six. Lawyer Neylan roared at the AP management for "the 'most unjustifiable extravagence In the history of Journalism." But Wire photo supporters promptly pointed out that both he and Publisher Howard represented competing plo ture services Hearst's Interna tional and Scrtpps-Howard's Acme. A Tighten Beaten by ballots, Hearst's Ney-1 lan, a tenacious, fighting Irishman,! was barely home in San Francisco from the convention last year when he started to load his guns for a return battle in 1933. In June he broadcast a volumin ous letter to all AP members In viting them to help him force the AP management to rid Itself of Wirephoto. Alternatives: drop it entirely or turn back to American Telephone & Telegraph Co. to be operated by tho latter for all the U. S. Press, with losses guaranteed by the four existing big picture agencies (AP, International, Acme, Wide World). Proxies. From responses to that letter, Lawyer Neylan plotted his offen sive. Last March he trundled his artillery Into the open a "Mem bership Proxy Committee of Twen ty-flve," hell-bent to split last week's Associated Press convention wide open, Shrewdly Mr. Neylan hitched his Wirephoto attack to a demand that the AP directorate of 15 be altered to include small-town pub Ushers who comprise 80 of the membership. Deftly he planted the Idea that adoption of Wirephoto by the AP directorate Indicated that the small towner was AP's forgotten man That was enough to jolt the AP into action. "Scuttle." Within a week AP President Frank Brett Noyes, venerable publisher of the rich & routine Washington Evening Star, wrote bis 1,340 members: "It would be impossible to plan a procedure that would more ef fectively scuttle the Associated Press than the proposals advanced by Mr. Neylan." The battle for proxies went on until last week, when It moved onto the floor of the incongruously elegant Starlight Roof of Manhat tan's Waldorf-Astoria. In Front Row. His big frame draped over a front-row chair whence he could easily address barbed asidea to President Noyes on the platform, Lawyer Neylan let a potent "little fellow" open his attack for a five- point program. The little fellow was youthful J. Noel Macy, pub lisher of New York's Westchester County papers. i Resolution No. 1: Let the AP maintain its picture-mat ttrvice to, email papen at the tame standard of efficiency at ia the past, and at no greater cost than in pre-Wirephoto days. Boldly Publisher Macy pounced on a sore toe by reviewing the AP's momentous blunders on the Haupt- mann verdict, the Gold Clause decision and the Wetrton case "while the executives' attention was diverted to Wirephoto." Higher Cost. , His main point for the resolution: His papers were required to pay 50 mora for an expedited mat- wnc. M Keep from being scooped! rounds." by metropolitan dailies invading his own territory with Wirephotos. Moreover, said he, the Wirephoto machines were bought with money ($432,000) that belonged to the whole AP non-users of Wirephoto as well aa users. Angrily to the defense rushed Publisher Joseph Ridder of the St Paul Dispatch et al. Cried he: "An insult to the board of directors! , , , You get what you pay for in this worldand now we are asked to vote( that forever after tne .AP may never improve its mat-service if it should cost mote." Vote: Overwhelming "No." "Back to Pony." Resolution No. 2: Let the AP undertake no activity that does not tervt the entire membership, Up spoke John D. Ewing, pub lisher of the Shreveport (La.) Times to complain that the Dallas Newa and Times-Herald "come in to our field every day in the year with their damn Wirephotos using our pictures!" Defense by President Noyes: "If we are to go back to real mutuality, we go back to a pony wire service for all members, because some members can t afford any-thing better." Vote; Overwhelming "No." Neylan Speaks, Resolution No. is Let the AP be protected against any liability arising out of Wirephoto, Big Jack Neylan rose on his long legs, began in an easy, booming drawl: "I'm not going to put this old grey head right into a family quarrel. Up to now there has been an impression that all is sweet and lovely among the im mortal 39 Wirephoto Osers, Well, I can tell you that'a no happy fam ny. in fact, they're having a terrible time keeping ten from running out! George Cameron of the San Francisco Chronicle is threat ening to sue on the ground that Wirephoto was sold to him by mis representation. The sales talk was that his Hearst competitors were about to buy it. If he should win. and the rest of the ten get ants in their panta and run out you pay the freight because the Wirephoto contracts do not hold the users jointly and severally liable. I merely suggest that the Intelligent thing to do la protect your own cash drawer." Shaking his grey mane, he shouted: "Break away from the throne long enough to show you have some independence left!" AH Paying. Noyes defense: "They are all paying their assessments, Including Mr. Cameron." Vote: Not-so-pronounced "No." Lawyer Neylan demanded a roll-call. It was denied. Down be sat, his proxies useless in his pocket Resolution No. 4: Let a commit tee of five, including at least three non-usert of WircpJiofo, review the whole transaction and determine if the AP's credit and the interests of all members have been protected Neylan: 'I demand a record vote." Tabled. Carl L. Estes of the Longview (Tex.) News, bltlngly: " . . I've had enough of this self-appointed, self-anointed ahepherd of the little fellow. , . ." Vote: Tabled. Resolution No. S: Alter the directorate to include three directors one each from cities up to 15,000, 50,000, 75,000 population. Publisher Robert McLean of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Better discussed by a quirt, thoughtful group of men. Let it be put up to the board of direc tors." First Round. Vote: Referred to the board of directors. Lawyer Neylan: "Will the directors handle the voting as was done today?" Noyea, snappishly: "Maybe. Can t tell." Neylan: "Twice this afternoon you have disfranchised 900 mem bere of the Associated Presa by not permitting their proxies to be voted." Neylan, later: "We al ways lost the first two or three SCHULTZ JURY IS DISCHARGED Unable to Agree Gangster Case. SYRACUSE, N. Y. (U.P.) The Jury trying Arthur (Dutch Schultz) Flegenheimer on chargea of Income tax evasion was dis charged by Federal Judge Freder ick H. Bryant Saturday afternoon when it announced it was unable to reach a verdict The Jury reported the disagree ment after being out 27 hours. Ball Continued. . Schultz's high bail of (75,000 was continued. His trial was second, in under world Interest, only to that of Ca- pone, and had the government sua ceeded in convicting him, it was no secret that he would have been the Chicago man's prison-mate at the American "Devil's Island,". Al- catraz, in San Francisco bay. . One of Dictators. Schultz, at the height of his ca reer, was one of the three men controlling New York's liquor mar- net. He owned saloons, speakeasies, anf" night clubs. He had "pieces" in prize fight ers, muscled in on the policy rack et and set up his own bail-bonding concern to "spring" ' his army of beer hustlers, gunmen, and feudal retainers, whenever they were cap. lurea. , , . Farewell to 'Met' 4 NEWSPAPERS ADD WIREPHOTO Columbus, Louisville Join Circuit. NEW YORK, N. Y. OP) Four additional newspapers today will join the Associated Press nationwide Wirephoto network. The Columbus Ohio State Journal and the Columbus (Ohio) Dis patch will receive service starting at 7 a. m, directly in their offices, through equipment Just installed. The Louisville (Ky.) Courier- Journal and the Louisville (Ky.) Times equipment will start formally at noon. This makes a total of 26 cities equipped with Wirephoto machines capable of both receiving and sending pictures over the 10.000 mile Wirephoto circuit. Fifty-three Associated Press newspapers are receiving news photos dally over'thla system. in kV WIREPHOTO C Iff) A silver loving cup and a smacking kiss were bestowed upon Glulio Gattl-Casazza, retired general manager of the Metropolitan Opera house In New York, N. Y., Saturday just before he sailed for Europe. Rosa Ponselle, opera star, bestowed the kiss. NEW NRA PLAN MEETS ATTACK Borah Opposes Extension Without Change. " WASHINGTON, D. C. P-Sefr ate opponents of NRA "cracked down" Saturday on the proposal to extend the present recovery law without change until the next sea sion of congress,, nut me move nevertheless gained strong head' way among friendly senators. Final decision on the issue rested with President Roosevelt with whom Chairman Harrison of the senate finance committee, will consult during the weekend. Senator Borah (Rep., Ida.) led Old Gold We Buy Onrrrnmrnt UrraarS, Nn. D-13-3.M. W w Hlnt Ck Prirai tor all klndu ! old (old. IOWA JEWELRY CO. 706 Locutl Street the attack on Hie proposal t tend the present law with a J ment that it would fbring dous damage to let the act tinuev without " change for more months. . t , uuiuuouuon leaders hrm,. were sympathetic to the Propon It costs no more to store4 your furs in Cownie's Hygro-Coia Vaults. Set page t oucieiy section. Chooses Jail BUSINESS PLANS NEW DEAL FIGHT U. S. Chamber Will Meet This Week. WASHINGTON, D. C. (P) Striking a keynote against government in business, the United States Chamber of Commerce Saturday set high in this week's convention program a vigorous assault on the Wheeler-Rayburn bill to abolish Utilities holdlnr romnnnlcn A detailed report regarded as certain of approval condemned "prohibitive and punitive meaa ures" against holding companies such aa proposed In the bill dawn after Prealdent Roosevelt personally requested rigid new legislation. ; Oppose Encroachment. Officials said Other speeches and resolutions would be made against the so-called increasing encroachment of government in business not only as a regulator but as a competitor. xnese outer actions were ex pected to deal with proposed bank- Jng legislation would increase gov ernment control; with NRA and the president's authority to im pose codes; the Wagner labor dis putes bill which is held to inter fere the employer's rights; with unemployment and other insurance plans; with budgetary aspects of government spending. Unfriendly Speakers. The chamber officials questioned 'privately whether the friendly note sounded toward the administration last year would be repeated. Few government offi cials were listed a speakers, and most of the business men on the program were termed critical of the administration. i,' ' Hll;,,.HI,i.lllllJM.- - - em " i WIREPHOTO O l Margot Lamb, 20, a co-ed, chose jail In Los Angeles, Cal., Saturday instead of a fine when she was found guilty of distributing peace strike literature. She refused services of an attorney. This picture showa her spending the first of 25 daya in Jail. BUDDY LEFT OUT OF MARY'S PLAN Actress to Go Abroad! -But Alone. MAY 1 PARADE RIGHT IS WON Socialists, Reds to March Despite Protests. NEW YORK, N. Y. P)-Desnlte the voluble protests of business and civic organizations, Police Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine Saturday authorized the Socialist and Communist parties to conduct May day parades through Manhattan May 1. The police commissioner declared the parades would be handled in such a way as to cause "the least possible inconvenience to business." He assigned 28 captains, 100 sergeants, 100 mounted policemen, and 1,100 foot policemen to patrol tne lines of march. WANT MOOXKY IV PARADE. NEW YORK, N. Y. (Offer ing to post a million dollar bond, the International Ladies Garment Workers, one of the strongest unions in organized labor, asked Governor Merriam of California Saturday to parole Tom Mooney and Warren Billings in order that they might march in New York's May day parade. SANTA CRUZ, CAL. Ph-Marvil ncKford is going to England next month, probably to make a picture1 there, and she has a lot of other' plans that don't include Charles (Buddy) Rogers, she declared Saturday. "Buddy," she said, as she pre pared to end the ahort rest visit here that set tonirues wae-e-ine about a possible romance is an old friend she has known for eight years. j "Not a 'Special Friend.' " ! "I'd call him a very good friend," said the film star, "but certainly not a 'special friend.' I've seen him off and on as I have many others, for a long time. I know the whole family." ! Miss Pickford said she would leave late Saturday afternoon by motor for Los Angeles, Cal. Own Film Company, j As for Rogers, screen actor and orchestra leader, she said: "He may have left already, I really don't know. He planned to I go home some time today, I think, but whether he was going to san Francisco before returning south I'm not sure." By next fall. Miss Pickford expects to have returned to Hollywood, Cal., organized a company of her own and launched out as a producer. , Blames Passing Cab ( i For Injuries to Face SPRINGFIELD, MO. .T Julius Chastain, in a $25,000 damage suit filed Saturday against a taxi company, said a passing cab knocked his dinner pail out of his , i i . . ... uaim ana into nis race and that a fractured Jaw, a destroyed eye and loss of two teeth resulted. LAKE TAHOE MILE-HIGH, deep blue, rimmed with towering peaks, Lake Tahoe is reason enough to visit the vacation wonderland surrounding San Francisco. 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