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IP - I L O M E R ' . - 1 S M E M S A f } - | ' " i ' T O F I O W A L -I M'-i I M r ;; , . North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home 2T-2^ "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOllTH IOWAN3 NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO, 105 REMER FREED KIDNAPERS Dollar Star Performer Germany Keeps Eye on Money Policy of V. S. Indictment of Kraschel Upheld EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the seventh oE a series of eight articles telling in what American institutions and customs foreign people chiefly sire, interested. By TOM WO.HELM BERLIN, HP)--The American dollar has become a star performer on Germany's news stage. Because of their own experiences with inflation, Germans read eagerly of the United States' monetary moves, and they are most interested in the Inflationary aspects. Save for stories of catastrophes, little foreign newa ia printed in Germany, but articles on American money manipulation are given a good deal of attention. Since the dollar was pushed off the gold standard, German news editors have altered their appellation for America. It used to be the "land of boundless possibilities." Nov/ it is "the former land of boundless possibilities." Can Clamber Back. Some writiers caution Germans to withhold judgement of the Roosevelt monetary policy, declaring that America's supply of gold is such as to permit her to clamber back aboard the gold standard wagon . over night at a. devalued dollar '· price. ' Political writers make capital out of the inflation theories in America. The Nachtausgabe wrote: "At ^present it is. impossible to forecast where the American experiment .will end. The German peq- ··fpH'oiur be : ' thf Mkfiii·_- that the gov- / emm en t under tiie. leadership of ',Chancellor Adolf Hitler tne fight against unemployment will stay away from all money experiments. The way chosen Is not light, but all the more surely mvyst lead to success." iFight With Wall Street. The Deutsche Diplomatisch-Poli- ttsche Korrespondenz, a tip sheet sent to editors and reflecting views of government circles, suggests that the American financial experiments will have a far-reaching effect on world markets and cautions against · panicky reports such as fill a part of the Parisian press." Economic writers in Der Deutsche see the fluctuating dollar as a "fight to the end with Wall Street interests who, through the Federal Reserve bank system, have been able practically to control American gold movements." Naturally President Roosevelt America's chief news personality so far as Germany is concerned. Run nlng him a close second ia Senator William Borah, whose activities are followed closely here because his strictures against the Versaille; tready include criticisms of the Polish Corridor scheme. Interested In Liquor News. America's liquor situation, too ; has attracted attention, with German vintners and distillers welcoming the additional markets createc by repeal but bemoaning the fall ot the dollar, which tended to give Ger- DISORDERS STOP AS DOUMERGUE TAKES OVER JOB Former President Plans Government of "Elder STORM CENTER man exports their goods. a lower price for Slat:esmen. PARIS, Feb. 8. (;!')--Gaston Doumergue, aged servant ot France, told a suddenly tranquil nation today that he would give it a government of sages--an ."elder statesmen" cabinet. The streets of Paris, after two days of mad rioting which resulted n the resignation of former Premier Edouard Daladier and his cab- net, today heard only the shout: "Vivl Doumergue 1" · I Back from his retirement on his | quiet country estate in the south of France, Doumergue, former president, former premier, and former minister in half a dozen governments, announced he would exact a. truce from the dissident political parties. Calls Experienced Men. He said he intended to surround himself with ministers v like himself --men thoroughly experienced in statescraft. His return to the battleground of polit cs is Doumergue'a supreme saci) fice for his country. He had Dismissal of Jean Chlappo (above) as chief of I'nris police caused some of the agitation leading to the worst riots In modern French history. (Associated Press Photo). IN TWO SYLLABLES PARIS, Feb. 8. UP)-- Gaston Doumergue, new premier of France pronounces his last name in two syllables: "Doo-Mayerg." hoped, when ha left the presidency three years ago, to be able to end his life In the peace of a private citizen. The premier-designate declared: "The urgency of the hour does not permit me to form any sort of ministry other than one of a political truce composed of eminent men well versed in statescraft." Clean Up Debris. Today, as reinforced bands of laborers went to work cleaning up the debris left on last night's conflicts, the riot dead were counted at 12 and those injured and wounded in the thousands. Edouard Daladier, who resigned as Premier with his cabinet yesterday In the hope of avoiding further disorders, urged that martial law be declared in a midnight session with President Lebrun, it was learned today. The president refused and thus the ministry's resignation was forced. Threaten to Use Gun». Veterans of the national union told Lebrun Tuesday they had gone the CWA. Attempt Boost of Big Fund for CWA in Senate *'Log Rolling" Helps Passage of Many Tiny Bills by House. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. OP)--Independents of both parties allied themselves in the senate as this afternoon waned in a determined attempt to boost the 5150,000,000 CWA fund to two billion dollars. The Roosevelt lines showed no indication of wavering, however. A "you help me, I help you" attitude in the house, meanwhile, led to approval ot one tiny bill after another. National problems were sidetracked there for the moment, for legislative topics of importance to individuals and communities. The mortality rate on such measures was noted to be lower than customary, the pace approximating 30 or mere an hour. Cutting (R., N. Mex.) and Costigan (D. Colo.), paying scant respect to party labels as such, joined for the massive CWA fund in the relief bill that already totals ?950,000,000 as passed by the house. Of that amount, ?SOO,000,000 would be for direct relief. The history of these times, contended Cutting, will show that "the greatest plume in the plumage of the Roosevelt administration" was Conferees to Get 3 Point Tax Measure House Tables Bill for County Extension Boards. BUUuETIN i DBS MOINES, Feb. 8. (m-- The house, by a vote of II to j ^^, refused today to concur hi senate amendments to the Interim three point t«x bill. DBS MOINES, Feb. 8. (A')-At- empt to create county extension boards to replace the extension and educational work now being done oy the county Farm Bureaus failed in the house today which laid on the table the Malone-Moore-of Harrison measure providing for the setup of the board. The motion to table was made by Representative Reed of Mahaska and carried 57 to 47 after more than an hours debate on the subject. Reed told the members that even if the house passed the bill there was slight likelihood of its enactment by the senate and that he believed that in the Interests of harmony the bill should be tabled at this time. Tie Vote on Sifting. In the senate, Lieut. Gov. N. G, Kraschel propounded the question of appointing a sifting committee, resulting in a tie vote, Kraschel then said the question wo^'ld be renewed tomorrow and every morning thereafter until ...tie--senate was ready for the committee. The senate went into a committee of the whole at 11 a. m. to hear speakers on a bill to change the method of computing the average weekly earnings under the workmen's compensation act. Track athletics and boxing hold the center of American sports news for Germany, largely because of Max Schmeling. Interest in American movies, particularly animated cartoons, ia fairly great. Next--Spain. unarmed in their demonstrations against police and troops but threatened to resume the attack Wednesday with rifles, swords and even machine guna. The cabinet's surrender appeased them. The veterans left last night's rioting- to commurtists and hood- (Turn lo Vane *, Column 3) Indications that the history possibly will show shady chapters were seen in some quarters at the capitol from the grand jury investigation going on into alleged conspiracy to defraud the government on army contracts. There was no expectation of Immediate indictments, but developments are likely next week. Leaders of the house called conference thin afternoon to plan that body's course of action on senate amendments to the three point tax bill. Will It«fusc to Concur. Indications were the house would refuse to concur in major amendments by the senate, thereby forcing the bill to conference committee. It seemed probable that the house would concur In corrective amendments to the measure. The county extension boards proposed under the Malone-Moore measure would be composed of one member from each' township, selected at a township meeting. Counties would be authorized to make appropriations for educational work for Improving and advancing agriculture, home economics and junior extension work In rural com- munties. Limit Appropriations. Appropriations In counties under 25,000 population would he limited to 53,000; in counties over 25,000, the maximum would be ?4,000. Utterback Expected . . n _ ,, , . . tnitn .. to Succeed Coifiesh 136 MlLLsONS IN WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. (/P)--Hubert Utterback of Dea Moines probably will succeed Robert W. Coifiesh as district attorney for southern lown. when the latter's re.-rignation is accepted, administration channels have indicated. Weai FORECAST Iowa: Mostly cloudy Thursday night nnd Friday. Slightly warmer Friday. Minnesota: Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday, possibly light snow In east portion; slowly rising tempera'"LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 'A hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 29 Minimum In Night 12 At 8 .V. M. Thursday 13 !nowfnll Trace LOANS, OPTIONS Credit Corporation Reports Amounts Advanced Upon Corn, Cotton. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. .«--The Commodity Credit association announced that loans on cotton and corn and advances on cotton options up to Feb. 2 totaled $136,524,465. The total of loans on corn, made on the basis of 45 cents a bushel, was 546,347.021, with $103,656,000 still available for disbursement. Repayments on corn totaled $301,786. Corn loans disbursed by R. F. C. agencies were distributed as follows: Chicago. $27,376,000; Kansas City, 560,181; Minneapolis, $990709; Omaha, ?17,371,034; St. Louis 5548,702. The corporation also declared that there WM corn under sea! on Feb. 3 In states on which loans might be made in the following amounts: lown, ?36,000,000; Nebraska. 512,000,000; South Dakota ?2,000,000. Arrest Warrant for Martin Insull Denied TORONTO. Feb. 8. (A')--Damon C. Woods, official of the United States consulate here, today asked Justice H. T. Kelly to issue a warrant for the arrest of Martin J. Insull, former Chicago utilities executive, under United States bankruptcy laws. The application was refused. Bomb Kills Woman and Wounds 3 Men BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 8. (/P) --An unidentified woman was killed nnd three men, one of them a policeman, were wounded today when a huge bomb exploded on Paralelo boulevard. Food Code Enforcers Will Subdivide State DES MOINES, Feb. 8. (IF)--Frank Zeh, chairman of the Iowa food and grocery distributors code authority, announced that the state will be subdivided into 15 areas in which a code authority will be set up, if Washington officials approve a plan voted in a meeting of the BAV thority here. of the county boards non-salaried and each Officers would he board would name a county agent to carry on the work planned by it. The boards also would co-operate with Iowa State college and federal agencies. The board members and agents would be prohibited from engaging in any commercial or political activities. The action ot the house virtually precludes any further consideration (Turn lo rntre 4, Colnmn I) BLACK ON WAY TO WASHINGTON Says Corn-Hog Benefits to Be Quicker H Rider Is Signed. DES MOINES, Feb. 8. f/P)--Dr. A. G. Black, corn-hog administrator, was on his way to Washington today after announcing here that farmers will receive the first installment of hog benefits and corn land rental payments four to six weeks sooner if they sign the rider to the contract whereby the producer agrees to accept corrections to his contract. Dr. Black left here last night after a conference with the loi corn-hog committee. He explained that contracts will be acted upon by the county allotment committees before being sent to the state board of review which will pass on them before they are forwarded to Washington for pay- I i ment. FATHER AND SON REUNITED FEDERAL JUDGE DENIES MOVE TO QUASH CHARGES Forgery Count Cited to Court; Attorneys in Verbal Clash. By HOY P. PORTER (Associated Press Staff Writer) DES MOINES, Feb. 8. (/P)--Federal Judge Charles A. Dewey today overruled a demurrer to quash a conspiracy indictment against Lieut Gov. Nels G. Kraschel. His ruling came at the end of arguments presented by opposing attornej's featured by an angry exchange between government counsel and John Hughes, chief defense lawyer. The court interrupted the government's arguments being presentee by Assistant District Attorney Frank L. Wilson to challenge the prosecution's statement that the in dictment was properly drawn. No Pecuniary Loss. The court indicated that the charge of conspiracy to defraud b; obstructing the functions of the public works administration did no imply pecuniary loss to the gov ernment and that further argu ment concerning the overt acts cited in.the indictment should be made. . .". V" ." .;. . "" · \ Ray..C."Fountain;'· also' assistant district attorney, drew the court's attention to n charge of alleged forgery cited In the indictment and Judge Dewey held that section in- dfctablc and overruled the demurrer. The forgery charge was returned by a federal grand jury at Ottumwa in connection with the alleged forging of an application for a loan from the Public Works Administration by the r.ity of Ottumwa for a viaduct project. Application Altered. The indictment alleges that the application was altered to request only the grant and that the lieutenant governor and Carleton D. Beh, DCS Moines investment banker, were responsible for the alteration without the consent of Ottumwa officials. The charge Is the basis for a separate indictment against Beh. The court's ruling followed presentation of lengthy arguments by the defe.ise and a strong plea to dismiss the Indictment. Hughes presented numerous documents and bulletins of the public works administration in support of his contention that Kraschel's alleged actions in urging county and city officials to seek loans locally rather than from the PWA were not illegal. Lawyers In Clnsh. The clash between opposing lawyers came as Hughes finished quoting from a speech irmde in Chicago] Sept. 23, 1933, by Secretary Ickes, which Hughes said had "not been presented to the grand jury at Ottumwa." Fountain challenged the statement and demanded an apology from Hughes for the defense attorney's presumption to know what testimony had been given to the Investigating body. "How do you know that?" Fountain interrupted, "Mr. Hughes owes us all an apology." The speech was being cited by Hughes as an example that the PWA Itself encouraged political subdivisions to finance the 70 per cent loans for projects locally rather than seeking both loans and grants from the federal government. No Immediate Answer. Hughes did not answer Fountain immediately and Frank F. Wilson, also assistant district attorney, continued the interrogation. "How do you know what was presented before the grand jury at Ottumwa?" Wilson demanded. Hughes declined to answer and Judge Dewey interrupted: "I think you should apologize, Mr. Hughes, to the government." Then the court added: "Perhaps Mr. Hughes has been talking to some of the grand jurors." Hughes denied this and finally ad milled that his statement had probably been too hasty, and offered an apology to the court and the government attorneys, withdrawing his previous statement Admits His Error. "Perhaps I said something in my enthusiasm which I did not wholly mean," he said. "I did not Intend to (Turn to r»ge 4, Column 4) ADOLPH BREMER EDWARD G. BKKMEB Adolph Bremer Expresses Thankfulness at Return Gives Out Statement* As Kidnaped Son Comes Home. ST. PAUL, Feo. 8. (/T)--Thankfulness for the return of his eldest son, held 23 days by kidnapers who demanded $200,000 ransom, was expressed'-by the aged and happy father" of Edward G. Bremer, banker, today. The statement, handed to reporters by Otto Bremer, uncle of the banker, chairman of the board, American National bank and head of the Minnesota Home Owners Loan corporation, said: Interest of President. "I greatly appreciate the personal interest of the president and the governor and the splendid cooperation given by the press and the radio. "The city, state and federal law enforcing authorities have been most kind in their efforts and offers of assistance. Above all I will never forget their humane willingness to stand by when my pleas convinced them that Edward's life was in serious jeopardy. No Sacrifice Too Great. "No sacrifice has been too great for my brother Otto, Walter Magee, Clarence Ncwcomh nnd others who at great risk have done their part. "It is my earnest prayer that other fathers and mothers will be spared the agony of a similar ordeal." The statement was signed by Adolph Bremer. AUSTRIA DRIVES AGAINST NAZIS Steel Helmeted Police Tak Over Socialist Centers in Vienna. VIENNA, Feb. 8. (/}}--stee helmeted police, with bayonet fixed, occupied socialist centers i Vienna today as the Austrian go\ ermnent'a drive against nnzis an socialists entered a new phase. Soldiers joined Vienna police i taking over a number of sue buildings, including that in whic- the socialist newspaper Arbeit 1 ! Zeitung is published. CLAIM $200,000 RANSOM PAID BY ST. PAUL FAMILY \fiagee Delivered Money and Dr. Nippert Got Three Notes. BULLETIN. SX. PAUL, Feb. 8. (t -- l-us- slblllty Kdwarii (J. Breiuer, banker released yesterday after being held by kidnapers more thftii threo weeks, might huve been held In Iowa \v«s seen today In statements of County Attorney M. F. Klnknnd and George F. Siilllviin, United States district attorney here. ST. PAUL,, Feb. 8. (/F)-- Ransomed with an undetermined amount. of money, Edward G. Bromer, seized by kidnapers for 5200,000 Jan, 17, was freed last night aCter a 23 day mprisonraont in an unlocated hideout. Wovrnds on the hend, which hn iad suffered when spirited away by .he gang, were healed, Dr. Joseph Sprafka, personal friend of the 37 year old banker, said though the. victim was wean, exhausted and "very, very nervous." Dr. Sprafka was summoned soon after the son of Adolph Bremer, personal friend of President Roosevelt, had returned home after being thrown out on a highway nervi 1 or at Rochester, Minn., about -Sft miles south of here, last night. Dr. Sprafka revealed a ransom had been paid but he did not know how "much;"--- 1 ' ·=.i ii "r"V'":r.-.v.".ii'"'."-'.'' ' ·····. ,-. Breme'r 1 * JEye« 'iipci. ' ~ ·~ : Three men In a. small sedan. members of the gang of «ix or seven which held the president and owner of the Commercial State bank prisoner, freed him About 8 p. m The newspaper building wa Burglars Get $600 in Sioux City Store SIOUX CITY, Feb. S. (/PJ--Burglars obtained J600 last night at the Hyman Flshgatl ready to wear store here. They effected entrance by climbing an adjoining stairway and cutting a hole in a brick wall. They opened the safe by hammering off the dial and punching back the bolts. heavily guarded. An Associate. Press mnn who attempted to cute was told he might If he desirei but that no one was being pcrmitte to leave. Cordons Around District. Later, army lorries with troop began throwing- cordons around th whole district in which socialist ac tivitles are centered to foresta possible socialist reprisals The idea behind this new tur of events is to defeat the nazi po litical movement In Austria b demonstrating that marxism ca be "exterminated" without th help of the nazis. That accomplished, it was be lieved leaders would claim that the nazis' arguments that a national socialist regime is needed to suppress marxism, had been proved invalid. Apparently these developments justified at least in part fears voiced by socialist leaders yester- Kngelbert Budapest Former Icnvan Drinks I'olson. MIAMI, Fin., Feb. 8. Stephen F. Gerard, 38, who came here three years ago from Burlington, Iowa, and who has been unemployed, ended his life by drinking poison placed in a bottle oC beer. Will Rogers Says-- SANTA MONICA, Cal., Feb. 8.~Say did you read what Jesse Jones, head of the Reconstruction Finance, told the New York bankers convention? Jesse told 'em, "You boys will either start in loaning business and industry some money to operate on, or the government will do it." Course the old bankers just got four years of good cussing by everybody. For loaning too much money. Well, they got some awful nice buildings, so when a banker fails, he fails in splendor, so that's something. Yours, WILL, ROGERS. (Copyright, 105-!. UcNaimht Symlicntc.) day when Chancellor Dollfuss departed for leaving Vice-Chancellor Emil Fey in charge. leader of Ifcimwehr. Fey also is a leader in the fascist Heimwehr (home guard) and this led socialists to become apprehensive that attempts might be made Bremcr was unshaven. He luul been either blindfolded or his oye.f taped during the imprisonment, friends of the family said. Adolph issued a statement expressing his happiness over hi* son's return and thanking friends find the president and "Governor Floyd B. Olson for their Interest while the banker was held captive. "The hideous hours of suspense have heen almost unbearable for all of us," said tho elder Bremer. Possible Clew Given. A possible clew to the gang was given by Douglas Street, 33, c h a u f - feur for Dr. Waltman Walters, Mayo Clinic physician at Rochester. Street said he saw two well dressed men in an automobile bearing a. New York license at Lewiston, Minn., about 3 a. m., today. Lewiston is 37 miles east of Rochester. Walter Magec, wealthy contractor friend of the family, was thft Inlcr- medlary who delivered the ransom. I Full details of the delivery were not disclosed though It was learned Magee had taken from the pocket of a. small coupe a note from the Itiri- napers, standing with his back to the curb while reading the communication. After replacing- the note In the pocket of the car, Magee then set two "bundles of money" on tht seat. It was presumed the ransom was wrapped In two large caul- (Tum to r»n« 4, Column 81 to repeat In Vienna a coup hy which fascists seized control of the tyrol. Several other provincial sections of Austria arc under virtual fascists control, with fascist troops demanding that a fascist commission be formed to advise the elected provincial officials. Chancellor Dollfu'ss Is expected to return tomorrow after a two day visit with Premier Goemboes of Hungary. N» Government Change. BUDAPEST, Feb. 8. (/Pi--Chan- ccllor FJngelbert Dollfuss of Austria, here for a call on Premier Julius Goemboes of Hungary, said today that the world need not expect any change in tho government of Austria In the near future. "Without boasting and with absolute certainty," said Dollfuss, " I can tell you that the government's position has never been no strong as today." Map of North America D O YOU KNOW that Havana, Cuba, is west of Pittsburgh ? Here is the map that every American has been waiting for; the entire North American continent at a single glance--from the northern-moat tip of Greenland to tli; southern boundaries of the Idl.hnui.T of Panama--In five colors. Prepared especially for exclusive distribution through our Washington information bureau. The color plates, 2V by 28 Inches, show all official time zones and political subdivisions. In- close 10 cents to cover cost, postage and handling. Use coupon. 2 Postmasters Appointed, WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. (.'TV-Representative Biermann (D., la.) reported that Will Fuhrman was appointed postmaster at St. Olaf and Oscar Sykcs nfitine- postmaster at. Maynard. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, I). C. I inclose 10 cents In coin (core- fully wrapped) for the Map of North America. Nam« . . . . Street City State

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