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Ik iw$ THE WEATHER Cloudy and warmer. The day's record, including weather reports and other statistics, on page 18. The Newspaper lov.'o Depends I'pon lJf PRICE ,5g 3 CENTS-SM DES MOINES, IOWA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 4, 1935.-TWENTY PAGES. Th D's Molrm Rtltr nd Trlbun Hv Mor Than a Quartur Million Circulation. J U AS ttkB in REPORT ITALY IN DEAL WITH STANDARD OIL Pact to Evade League Embargo Denied by U. S. Official. A suit striking at the United States neutrality policy teas Jilrd 'Tuesday in New York, N. Y. Story on Page S. By Stewart Brown. (Copyrieht, 1935, by United Pre.) ROME, ITALY (U.P.) The United Press was informed by unimpeachable sources Tuesday that the Italian government and the Soccieta Italo-Americano Del Pe-trolio, a subsidiary of the Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey, have entered into a "gentlemen's agreement" to circumvent any League of Nations' oil embargo. In New York, N. Y., Walter C. Teagle, president of the Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey denied the agreement, labeling it "preposterous propaganda." Monopoly Promised. In the event of oil sanctions (penalties) being adopted at Geneva, Switzerland, it is said, the oil company would supply Italy with all the petroleum she requires in return for a 30-year monopoly of the Italian market. Tho nil ivnnlrl he aunnliert from ii7nturt hv iunHarrf nil wells controlled by Standard Oil outside the United States in order not to conflict with Washington's policy or discouraging on snip-000 ments to the Italo-Ethiopian bel- ligerents. 8y Way of Hungary. It is understood the oil chiefly would be obtained from Rumanian wells controlled by the American oil interests ana snipped u iuny by way oi Hungary, which u- subsequently Mcrcurio was re-stained from league sanctions. turne(1 to Dea Moineg, indicted for The agreement further stipu-;perjury and given a $5Q ine and lates mat omcr my uC made from the far east directly ; to Eritrea and Italian Somaliland to avoid traversing the British-controlled Suex canal. Italy's mechanized armies in east Africa thus would appear assured of a continuous supply of their vital oil supply. Offer Credit Terms. standard oil, through its sub - agreed to extend to the Italian government a credit of one billion gold lire ($81,000,000) for purchase of this oil. The agreement would become , effective when and if the league i declares an oil embargo. The Ge- j neva "sanctions general staff" of 18 meets Dec. 12 to consider this sanction. "Colossal Bluff." . . , ,. , ,,! In Geneva, international circles considered the reported agreement a "colossal bluff." Well informed circles in Lon-! don, England, also were skeptical1 over the reported oil agreemnct. mi . i j .j fs t- r..mnv;n n1 im-y ran uu,,,. a.- ready has indicated her willingness to join the oil embargo, thus making impossible the subsidiary's !v proposed shipments from that " country. Similarly, they said, exportation of United States owned oil from Iraq would be banned. Credit Plan Doubted. rt i,- fool rii n Rumania would agree to restrict: her exports of oil to Austna and Hungary to normal requirements if the suspicion arose that Austria or Hungary would re-export to ti.i.. , it also was doubted ln Lon- don that any company would estahlish a credit oi one rjiuion lire for Italy when Italian credit is dead throughout the world. Hinges on Embargo, As soon as the embargo is ap- rlied, the oil company would be;ol( am Jegse Livermore ir guf. given the 30-year monopoly cov-!f rt nervous breakdown Tues- ering Italy and her colonies forday LiVermore is fighting for his sale of all petroleum and by- ufe a buuet near mg spine. products which are required over: : ! and above what domestic Italy i is able to produce in Italy or frisn Cnmmpnt Albania. Italy has a close working arrangement with Albania. The amount Italy will be able to produce ia unknown, but officials are confident that before the end of one year they can obtain 300,- Oll. Continued on Page Eight. WRITER BOWS TO WAR GODS Pirandello Sends His Nobel Medal to II Duce. ROME, ITALY (U.P.) A Nobel prize gold medal for literature was added to Premier Mussolini's anti-sanctions "war chest" Tues - day. The medal was presented by Luigi Pirandello, Italian author, to whom the prize was awarded in 1934. See Deadlock iiiicii,uiiuimprniiip rnn Perjury CasejlHULnimi NM (Picture on Page 3.) The district court jury of nine men and three women, after deliberating for eight and a half hours the rate of Mike llercurio, accused of perjury in the Iowa liquor seals case, was locked up for the night at 10:30 p. m. Tuesday. Reliable reports indicated the jurors are "hopelessly deadlocked" and there is a strong possibility they will be unable to agree upon a verdict. Seal on Pitcher. County Attorney Carl Burkman waited in District Judge Russell Jordan's chambers until the jury retired for the night while Mer-curio paced the floor outside the courtroom. That the jorors were apparently interested in liquor seals was evi denced by a water pitcher which came out of the jury room. On it was a state liquor seal. It ap peared the jurors had taken one of the seals in evidence, wetted it as is necessary and affixed it to! the pitcher. Based on Testimony. The Mcrcurio jury was given thed('P'nucnt surveys are under way case at noon Tuesday by District Judge Russell Jordan, The jury began deliberating after lunch and had an hour for dinner. The perjury charee acainst Mer- ....; i. v,.j v. T Vu "V',B T V ndon for possible discussions, ore the grand jury that Bernard r.lmHi; v,t i .v, a ;E. Manle chairman of tne Iowa"'1"" ; liquor coymmission, wld him 20.!! Iowa liquor seals for $i,000. I ,J,.h bwh ....... . . 1HUrvey since iaie summer. Originally, Manley was idicted An early official announcement as a result of that testimony. Heiof an effort to work out a trade won a directed verdict when Mer- arrangement is expected by in-curio, having fled to northern 1 formed quarters from Washing- Wisconsin, failed to appear to tes - tjfy m the case day iQ jaU fQr contempt courj ef SHOOTS AT CAT AND KILLS WIFE Tury Clears Meriden Man of Blame. (The Rrgimer's Iowa Newi Service.) CHEROKEE, IA. Mrs. Russell Runnings, 32, of Meriden, la., was accidentally shot and killed late Monday afternoon by her husband. I The gun discharged while Run-! nings was trying to kill a cat. Dr. C. F. Quinn, Cherokee coun- ty coroner, and an inquest jury J 4 after tw0 nours ' deliberation pronounced the woman's death ac- c,dental and dismissed her . . ' services will be held at , Fridav ftt Meriden. Ia. Three children survive. Dock Strike Accord Near, Union Believes HOUSTON, TEX. (P) District leaders of the International Long- ' i j snoremen s association announceu: Tuesday five steamship lines H.a agreed to negotiate for new con- q materialSi machin. tracts with the I.L.A and ex-1 ml.finillhed proclucls and pressed confidence the long strike !SQe mPtas of union longshoremen would be; x ontl ail mnnr ' Livermore's Mother Suffers Breakdown SANTA BARBARA, CAL. (JP) Mrs. Dorothea LWcrmore, accused of attempting to kill her 16-year- I r t ar I iJI tne iVeWS i . T. .. TK D ... . Lee Moor, Texas cotton planter, forecasting' a march on Washington if the administration' farm program is continued: "If congress may levy taxes to be paid to farmer it may also levy tasea to pay lawyers, merchants, manufacturers, doctors, peddlers, barbers and mechanics." Marvin Jones, chairman of the nouse g"cullure commuiee, as- f. ,le,xa8 larra l"e New .Deal farm Pr06ram u here to 8tay: "If the court knocks out any vital part of the agricultural adjustment administration pro-tram we will replace It" (J C BRITAIN TRADE TREATY 2 Governments Try to Lift Exchanges From the Depths. (Copyright. 1933. by AMocIated Prni.) LONDON, ENGLAND The United States has undertaken preliminary work for a reciprocal trade agreement with her greatest foreign customer Great Britain, an authoritative source disclosed Tuesday night. This move follows upon conclu- vi nauc agiri-un-iii ueiweeil Washington and the Dominion of Canada. Below Totals of 1895. Annual trade between England and the United States now is well; below totals ag far back as lm The United Kingdom shares with Canada the place of being America's greatest customer. America and England have had no. exchange of views, understanding or conversations regarding the treaty, but it was learned that in in London and Washington to de termine the practicability andj benefits of a reciprocal agreement. Background Prepared. British Board of Trade experts are preparing a background in ale ,, hoH ,k. J, ,,,,, 8 ' , d 6 r ton. Then the negotiators would get down to work in earnest. Negotiations at the beginning may be conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, but officials be ilicve they likely will be concluded in Washington. Mnre Speed Seen. While the Canadian negotiations took two and a half years to complete, it is believed the Anglo-American work may be speeded up with a possibility of a conclusion next summer. Officials here recognize the great obstacles that confront the two countries because of the many interlocking British trade agreements with other countries, ; but it was agreed the time is ripe for an Anglo-American treaty if1 one ever is to be effected. I Kvpire In 1 937. The Ottawa empire agreements which dealt a staggering blow to American salea to Great Britain, expire in 1937. Some of Britain's more important trade agreements, like those with Denmark and Ar gentina, likewise will soon expire, The British already are seeking hus-'revision of their Russian trade arrangement as well An American agreement there fore might be dovetailed into the British economic situation , now, whereas a year or more hence it likely would be impossible because of continuances of the more important trade alliances. Wide Variety. American exports to Great Britain, which have fallen off to scarcely 15 per cent of their great States are essentially finished manufactured goods. Better Balance Sought. Both countries have a great textile industry, now in an ailing con dition on both sides of the Atlan- tic Textiles, therefore, likely would not enter into the negotiations. The United States enjoys an overpoweringly favorable balance i ' trade against England. This jthe British would like to see j brought into better balance, even though the relationships are not 8 loPsitled as would first appear because of invisible items such as j shipping, tourist trade and serv- ICeS. Depression's Mark. Trade in 1934 reveals bow clearly the depression has struck the Anglo-American exchange of goods. In that year the United States shipped about J400,000,000 worth of products to England, and took about $85,000,000 in British goods. This is comparable with United States sales of $848,000,000 and nurchases of 1330.000.000 in 1929 and i g25.000.000 sales and 1514.- 000 ooo purchases in 1920. HOOVER TO ST. LOUIS. PALO ALTO, CAL. (Herbert Hoover will give the third address in his series of talks on major political issues at SL Louis, Mo., Dec. 16. AND STILL IT RAINS UP THE CREEK ABOVE THE DAM. W 1 - V3n. lf ;, ' LLH I - - Bandits Rob Bank of $800 AtLakota, la. (The RfRUIer'i low New Service.) ALGONA, IA. Two unmasked men staged an $800 bank robbery at Lakota, la., Tuesday afternoon, fleeing westward in a Ford V-8 auto '.earing license plates 55-344 hMAlng Ule woman BS he tore her (Kossuth county) which had been pocketbook from her arm. stolen. I The latest victim was Mrs. Irene At 2:f)0 p. m. the pair walked Wolf, 36, a divorcee of 1718 Sixth into the Lakota branch of the Buf- ave., walking home at 7 p. m. from falo Center, la., Farmers Trust & work on a WPA relief sewing prnj-Savings bank. Manager C. C. Ger-j ect at Sheuerman Brothers, Inc., zema was alone. Ask for Change. One of the bandits asked for change. Then he and his confederate pulled revolvers. "This is a stickup!" one announced. The pair gathered up all the cash at the counter. Then they'a directed Gerzema to open thej Approaching Mrs. Wolf on the vault 'noorlv-liehted sidewalk as she "I can't," replied Gerzema. "It time-locked Nudged With Gun. One bandit nudged Gerzema with ; hia revolver, threatening to shoot; if the banker didn't open the vault. "I can't," Gerzema repeated. Then the bandits turned and ran outside and Jumped into their car, speeding west on Primary 9 toward Swea City, Ia. Over In Two Minutes. The robbery had taken just two minutes, and no one was prepared to pursue the gunmen. The bandits were both dark, about 35 and well-dresswi. One was described as five feet, eight LAKOTA inches in height. The other was about two inches taller. State Agents W. H. Zclinsky and Paul Gruber were dispatched jhere by the Iowa bureau of in-jvestigation to join in the chase. Officers read the descriptions. and said they believed the bandit to be two of the gang of three wnicn has preyea on normcrn Iowa banks all year. The recent slaying of Jamei Zrostlik, Britt, Ia.. farmer, is' blamed on the same gunmen. The farmer was killed on the highway by bandits who took his auto. j The Lakota bank robbery is the thirteenth in Iowa this year.! J Iowa'a banks have turned over ing one man, who resembled de-nearly $40,000 to the bandits, scriptions of "The Slugger" as a Eleven of the bandits, however, ! suspect. The man, who recently 'now are serving long prison came to De Moines from Clinton, items. 'Ia., was arrested early Tuesday. 'SLUGGER' ROBS FIFTH WOMAN Loots, But Fails to Hit Latest Victim. (Picture on Pnee 3 ) "The Slugger," sadist, claimed his fifth woman victim Tuesday niohl- onorincr hlH fist hut. mail- wnolen mills. She went to work there Monday. Street l'oorly Lighted. Reappearing for the second time in 48 hours, "The Slugger" returned to the same neighborhood in which he began hitting women as he grabbed their pocketbooks n -.! more than two weeks aco. i walked north on Seventh near Clark st., the man thrust his arms roughly around her waist. Disregarding Mrs. Wolf s screams, ne nea uown iu jw'tn her r'se, which, she said i later, contained no money. : Darts Down Alley. ! Commandeering the services of a passing man motorist, Mrs. Wolf jsped in the machine in pursuit, but the man darted down a dark alley and disappeared, ! Her description of "The Slugger" j tallied with that given police by ! other women victims. She said he Wore a dark overcoat and hat, was slender and appeared to be about 25. I'ollce Alert. Spurred into action by a general police order, every member of the night police shift was alert for trace of the man late Tuesday night. A description of the man was repeated at night roll call by Inspector L. L. Eklund of the night shift. The point where he encountered Mrs. Wolf was only two blocks from where he robbed and brutally beat Mrs. Kate Crandon, the nieht of Nov. 10. Mrs. Emma E1l8 o m7 FlrM t a,0 wa(, agsau.ed and robbed not far from thg gcpne of Mn) vVolfs encounter wRh the man Suspect Held. Sunday night "The Slugger" viciously beat Mrs Robert Mingus, of 734 Seventeenth at., robbing her of her pocketbook near Scven- teenth and Pleasant streets, Police Tuesday night were hold- W ' 7V Stream Train Strike Voted OnC.B.&Q. CHICAGO, ILL. IDThe 1,700 members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Rnglne- men employed by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad were ready to strike Tuesday night. ' J. P. Karrell, vice president of the union, announced they had voted to leave their posts to enforce a demand that the Burlington emplny( a fireman as well as an engineer in the cabs of the new Diesel powered streamline trains. Although Farrell disclosed they had authorized a strike call by a vote "largely In excess of the re quired two thirds," he expressed the willingness of the brotherhood chieftains to confer again with representatives of the railroad In an attempt to negotiate a scttle-I ment. j Vniiin Firm. ! But Farrell pointed out : union would not recede from thej its position. W. F. Thiehoff, general manager of the Burlington, said he ; would consider the union's offer to confer. j Farrell contended the Burlington I was the only railway using the modern streamliner that assigned only one man an operator to the cab. He claimed it was necessary to employ a fireman, too, In the interest of public safety. ",riixt Ah Safe." The management contended Improved devices made the high speed streamliners just as safe if not more so than steam locomotives. Farrell said there was a possibility a strike by the firemen and cnginemcn might also affect 6,000 .other train service men on the line. The Burlington operates streamline trains between Chicago and Minneapolis, Lincoln, Neb., and Kansas City and Burlington, Ia., and 8t. Louis. I Won Award. E. Flynn, executive vice president of the railroad, Tuesday night said that during the 14 years the Burlington has covered more than 26,500,000 motor train miles with J one-man motorized equipment not an accident has occurred which i could be attributed to failure of i the automatic features of the "dead man's control." I In 1934, his statement said, the , road was the winner of the E H. Harriman award of the American ; Museum of Safety. j CLASSES IN RAIL CARS. ! HELENA, MONT. CP) Helena High school students, routed from school buildings by earthquakes. ; will return Monday to 18 classrooms on wheels (railroad 1 coaches). Death Strikes ToBibet: ! In., whs Killed ami lux nephew,; Raymond J. McUSl.lin. 2S. ,f .oifi i r;..... ... ...... I.VII' I Wflliv-UIM fll., .-.vim US.S- ly injured when an nutnniobile in iwliKh they were riding crushed i into a parked truck about lu:3n ! p. m. Tuesdiiy. The accident happened at K. .Fourteenth st. and dak l'ark avp. The two men were ret inning tn the city from an outlying barbe- eue, McUiughlin told police. Skull I'raetiired. Hotchktn, wTio suffered ft fractured skull, broken jiuv and bruk- en leg, was .lead when the police ambulance arrived at Mercy hos pital. Mclaughlin, who drove the car. suffered a possihle fractured skull, a broken right leg and Inc.-; eiRtions. The truck, owned bv Albert, Holub. of Oskaloosa. la , was Surprlso to Cleo. parked on the west side of K. But it was an even greater sur-Koiirteenth st. south of Oak Park 'prise to Cleo, he said a few min-ave. It was struck from the roar, mtes after Judge Walter Blggar The McLaughlin car was demol- had given the nod of approval to ished. Site Well Lighted. Coroner William Carpenter said the street at the accident site in well lighted. Holub told police the tail light on his truck was burning. Mclughlln told police who !n-:ur""v' vestlgated he was not speeding IVareil Defeat, hut failed to see the parked truck. "We were afraid he would be In time to avoid the crash. He beaten In the junior show and then was under influence of opiales at; Mercy hospitnl late Tuesday night i tne 0p0n classes," Cleo ex-and could not be questioned by the.()inlnPn 0ny firsts an(j a(.Conda coroner. 4fith Thl Year. Coroner Carpenter early today had not decided whether an tn- amy nan passed up a chance to quest will be held. show a champion 4-H baby beef The death of Mr. Hotehkin was but he wasn't regretting that, the forty-sixth caused by aiilomo-. missed opportunity. He won Mon-bile accidents in the city since day and Tuesday exactly $750 in Jan. 1. SNOW FLIES ON BITTER WINDS Mercury Expected to Touch 16 Here. Snow flurries and colder weather Tuesday night accompanied winter's latest sally into Iowa out of the northwest. Cloudy skies covered the state. Only the northwestern tip of the : state reported light snow, but flurries occurred In parts of North land South Dakota, eastern Wisconsin and Illinois, including Chicago. The mercury failed to rise above 30 degrees in Des Moines Tuesday afternoon and began dropping at nightfall A low of 16 degrees was expected in the city this morning. A low of 5 degrees above zero 'is forecast for north Iowa. Comb, Mirror, Penny Is Loot Of Purse Thief The thief who stole a pocket- book from Mrs. W. I). Forbes, , 831 E. Twenty-sixth si., at a downtown department store Tuesday afternoon, obtained lit. i tie loot. The pocketbook, pulled from beneath Mrs. Forbes' arm while she was on an elevator, i contained, according to Mrs. Forbes' report to police: j A comb, a mirror and one : penny. China Clipper Lands At Midway Islands MIDWAY ISLANDS (Pi-The China Clipper swooped down to a 'landing here at 10:50 p. m. (Iowa itime), completing its 1,911-mile flight from Wake island. The China Clipper will take off this morning for Honolulu. Lewis, 111, to Return To His Office Today Mayor Dwight Lewis, who has been confined to his home for several days due to an undiagnosed swelling of his left knee, plans to return to his office today. Corn-Hog Contract The Register prints today on page 7 a reproduction of the complete 1936 corn-hog contract. It is suggested that many farmers and farm owners will want to clip the page and preserve it for study. M YOUTH'S STEER JUDGED SHOW WINNER Cc0 Yocler Surprised by High Honor at International. (Wireph'ito on I'i!e IS.) Ity J. S. ICuosell. tllfKISIrr rm K.lllnr ) UNION STOCK YAIUS. CHI- .CAGO, ILL. Cleo Yodor of Well- man, In., 19-year-old 4 H clilh boy, Tuesday won the most coveted honor of the 1935 International Livestock show as his Angus baby In-ef was crowned grand ;cl,.llll)k)n of tlie ghow The victory of 1065-pound Pat's Blue Ribbon, came as a distinct surprise to the crowd at ' the ringside to whom the Angus calf from Johnson county, la., was just another steer. the boy's entry. The grand champion steer, al hahy beef competition and shown "l U,K ",v,a BlR"' "4,r U,D s,low' WB "ol ln ttle 5n- ; cuing cumesi nero last oat- wouldn't be eligible to competa in the Junior show can be entered in the open show, Cleo admitted Tuesday he proh- ; prize money and later this week ho will sell the champion. May Bring $.1,11)5. On the auction block the champion may bring more than the $3 I a pound last year's champion commanded. If he does, 15-month and threc-wceks-old Pat's Blue i Ribbon would be worth some $3,-1 195 as fancy steaks and roasts. Cleo picked the grand cham-jplon up at an auction, paying $75 for him. j "It was an awful high price," 'the youth said, "everybody thought I I was crazy." "Help My Father." With so much money In his overalls pocket or In sight before the week ends, Cleo said, "I'll probably help my father out. We need some new equipment." Disclosing the formula for feeding a grand champion steer, Yoder said: "The first thing is a mother's enre, from a Holstein cow, and then a balanced menu of corn, barley, oil meal and hay." 7th at Mate Fair. The 1935 grand champion at the International stood In seventh place in his class in the baby beef show at the Iowa state fair last August, but. his youthful owner explained he wasn't ln finished condition at that time. The victory of Yoder marked the third time an Iowa 4-H club boy has carried off grand championship honors here. Clarence Goeckc of State Center did it ln 1928, Elliott Brown of Rose Hill, Just past 4-H club age, followed suit the next year. The 4-H club boys have defeated the best the colleges, farmers and breeders of the United States and Canada have to offer, Mny Mean College, Cleo Yoder saw visions of Obtaining a college education as a result of his winning the grand championship in the steer show. Ho hasn't decided yet but he does want to go to college, and although he is a high school graduate, he hasn't been able to finance any further education. He is a son of Charles E. Yoder. Things may be different since Pat's Blue Ribbon came through. Hubbell Wins. Augusta of Hefred V won a first place in the Shorthorn senior heifer class for F. W. Hubbell of Des Moines. Hubbell entries placed third in the summer yearling and junior yearling heifer classes. IOWA SLAYER GETS 50 YEARS Henderson Killed Aunt Colorado. in DENVER, COLO. ( Vance j Henderson, Cherokee, Ia., youth, I was sentenced to 50 years in Colorado Slate prison here Tuesday j after he had pleaded guilty to I slaying an aunt who was described as his best friend.

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