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f ' o - r North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home 7»^ "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MARES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBOUS" 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 15, 1934 T1IIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. Ill Texans Vote With Party Point With Pride to Their Record of Regularity. By HERBERT PLtJMMER, A S H I N G T O N , Feb. 15. /P-Texas democrats in the house for years have pointed with pride to their record of party regularity in those instances w h e r e the lines of partisanship w e r e drawn strictly. As a result, over a period of years Texas representatives have come to be looked upon as comprising one of the most important groups among the democrat leadership. Jack Garner came up the political ladder to such important positions as floor leader, then speaker and finally as vice president of the United States. An even half-dozen Texans now hold committee chairmanships in the house of such power and importance that no other state excels theirs in the influence it exerts in preparation of legislation. Marvin Jones is an agricultural boas, James Buchanan holds the nation's purse strings as chairman of the committee on appropriations, and Hatton Sumners heads the judiciary committee. Among the Mighty. Sam Rayburn heads the interstate and foreign commerce committee, Joseph Mansfield presides over rivers and harbors, and Fritz Lanham looks after public buildings and grounds. The so-called "Texas bloc" is proud of its standing and jealous of its prestige'in the house. There came up from Texas last March, however, to sit in the sev- , eiity-:third congress one George B Te^Teii,. whose independent attitude anJ i Yote : ;strike; a. discordant note Terrell, .serving 1 his lirst term as congressman-at-large, boasts of the fact that he won his seat by polling 798,647 votes, a majority of 737,74! votes over his republican opponent let the Whip Snap. Seventy-one years old, he 'was elected for six successive terrqs a." his state's commissioner of agriculture when he retired to run for congress. Already he has piled up n record for voting against legislation bearing the administration's stamp of approval. He was one of two democrats in the house who votec against the president's gold bill anc the only member of the house on either ride who voted against the ?1,185,000,000 to be expended for emergency and farm relief. He thought both unconstitutiona and made no apology. "They can retire me if they want to," ho says. "The others can go through like dumb driven cattle i£ they want to, but I am not. They can't snap the whip behind me." ARMY PREPARES TO FLY MAIL Bank Robbers Raid Illinois Town's Jail, Steal Police Force i OAK LAW, III., Feb. 15. UP)-This village may be in the marke for a good lock to put on the jai to keep out bank robbers. Six men invaded the jail, stol the police force--one policeman ramed Arthur Eichler--and usec him as a shield in an unsuccessfu attempt to hold up the Oak Lawn Truat Savings bank, which was frustrated when the cashier set of some tear gas bombs. The policeman was overcome bj gas. 2,000 Lay Down Arms in Capital When Dollfuss Offers Amnesty. VIENNA, Feb. 15. (tP--The socialist rebellion against the government of Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss collapsed in the capital today but the socialists continued to fight in the provinces where, in some localities, they appeared to be worst- ing the government troops. Two thousand socialists surrendered in a group at Laaberg on the southern outskirts of Vienna but Prince Ernst von Starhembcrg, second vice- chancellor of Austria and leader of the fascist heimwehr, was reported surrounded with his men in Steyr. Government troops were dispatched from Vienna in an attempt to cut through machineg-un nests which ringed him. Building Surrenders. Tlie Viennese sector of the civil war was definitely in the hands of the government after the Goethe Hof, a giant socialist apartment building, surrendered to superior forces. All through the socialist section marched the "mopping up" squads of government troops. Wearing steel helmets and with bayonets fixed they operated systematically, moving slowly through the section like the pieces oh a cUees 'board,- clean- Ing- up desultory opposition square by square. The majority of 'the men who previously had 'fought from the windows of the Goethe Hof, retreated across the ice of surrounding canals and fled to the countryside where, it was assumed, they sought to join their i.iore successful brothers-in- arms. Socialists In Control. It was indicated that the government will try to move through the villages where socialists arc still fighting in the same mopping up process that is being carried on in Vienna--then concentrate its armed forces for a campaign against Linz where socialists apparently are in control. The drive against Steyr probably will be preliminary to the campaign in Linz. The surrender of the socialists at Laaberg was the first response to Chancellor Dotlfuss' offer o£ amnesty to all opponents who should lay down their arms by noon today. 1,000 to l,r00 Dead. With the dead--men, women and children--estimated at from 1,000 to 1,500, major fighting In and near Vienna had ceased. But through the morning hours the crackle of r i f l e fire and the dull rattle of an occasional machine gun marked a new turn in the bitter civil strife. 3** Wea 'FORECAST Iowa: Fair and colder in extreme east portion Thursday night; Friday fair nnd slightly warmer. Minnesota: Partly cloudy, not BO cold In north portion Thursday night; Friday unsettled, warmer in south nnd extreme east portions. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 5(1 Minimum in Night 21 At 8 A. Hit. Thursday 25 To Wednesday falls the distinction of being the warmest day thus far dished out In 1934 and one of the warmest St. Valentine's days of record. CARTOONIST GUARDED Rebellion Crushed in Vienna by Dollfuss Troops SOCIALISTS KEEP ON WITH FIGHT IN REST OF AUSTRIA NEAR VOTE ON IOWA LIQUOR ACT PWA EMPLOYES AIDES T THEIR dipt. Willis Taylor of the fifth observation squadron (in cockpit) and a staff sergeant demonstrate at Mitchell Field, Long Island, how airmail will be handled by the- army when government cancellation of private airmail contracts becomes effective. (Associated Press photo.) Government artillery was silenced before dawn in most sections pending the revolutionaries' response to Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss' amnesty offer. In a natiomvido broadcast, the chancellor had offered amnesty to all save the leiders of the movement who would lay clown arms by (Turn to Vase JO, Colnirm ) CHARGED WITH Brown Wants to Testify Czechoslovakia and Other Countries Accused by Rome Paper. ROME, Feb. 15. (/P--The Gior- nale d'ltalla, a newspaper considered one of the government's most frequently used mouthpieces, charged Czechoslovakia and other unnamed countries today with supporting the Austrian socialist rebellion. The newspaper calls for "the return of some states to a precise sense of their responsibilities and to a greater discipline and sincerity of action." It says Austrian socialism found the support not only of political parties but of states and that It found reason for its force and aggression in the support that came to it from government zones. Accuseil in Budapest. BUDAPEST, Feb. 15. /P)_The newspaper Magyarsag today accused the Chechoslovakian government of giving weapons, to Austrian socialists to wage civil war. in Black Agrees to Give Former Postoffice Head Hearing. WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. UP)-Walter F. Brown, postmaster general in the Hoover administration, asked the senate airmail inquiry committee today to permit him to testify "voluntarily" at the earliest possible date and promised he would waive immunity from prosecution as a result of anything he had to say. Senator Feas (R. r Ohio) read the Brown request to the senate and Chairman Black of the Investigating committee promised he would give Brown an early hearing. The request was contained In a letter to Fes.s nnd said: "I urgently request to be heard at the earliest date convenient to the committee. I will appear voluntarily and without compulsion and anything I may say may be used against me in any court in the land." Plans Special Message. President Roosevelt soon may draft n special message to congress on the airmail situation, reports in postal circles said todav. The reports, following an open charge by Postmaster General Farley that all domestic airmail contracts except one were products of conspiracy, did not disclose what the president will recommend. Some hope is being hold out that several conlpanies charged by Farley with "collusion" might be brought back into the airmail picture by drastic self-reorganization. Otherwise, they would be barred from bidding for five years. Not Upon Industry. Senator O'Mahoney (D-Wyo.), a former assistant postmaster general, moved to this end. He pleaded: "Let us make the guilt pcrsonnl. We should not visit It upon the industry." As the Roosevelt administration prepared for a court battle over the dramatic cancellation of the air companies' contracts, Farley issued an open letter lost night. It asserted flatly that chiefs of 14 aviation company chiefs met in the postoffice department here in 1930 and that 13 came out with lucrative holdings. Court Battle Expected. Competitive bidding was abandoned, Farley charged, and other companies were excluded from the meeting. Farley's open letter was addressed to Chairman Black of the senate airmail Investigating committee, which turned up evidence that led to the wholesale cancellation and the senate's just completed airmail trails. Farley said that only the National Parks airways emerged empty-handed from the 1930 conference. That concern alone, he asserted, will be given a further hearing. 10 DAYS IN JAIL Tired of Fighting Contempt Case; MacCracken Plans Not Known. WASHINGTON Feb. 15. (.1J--L H. Britten, vice president of Northwest Airways, entered jail today to serve his 10 ten sentence for contempt of the senate. What action William P. MacCracken, former assistant secretary of commerce who also was sentenced to 10 days, planned to take was not made known. Brittin was represented as being tired of the contest and, although still · believing himself innocent, preferred to serve the sentence and end the matter instead of appealing to the courts. Bail Set »t !?n,000. Later, bail of $5,000 for Mae- Cracken's relea.se was fined by Justice Daniel W. O'Donoghue of the District of Columbia supreme court. He said that granting of bail would be based on the stipulation that there be an agreement between MacCracken and the senate sergeant-at-arms calling for MacCracken's surrender in the event that a court of last resort upholds the justice In discharging the writ of habsas corpus. Both United States Attorney Leslie Garnett and Frank J. Hogan, I counsel for MacCracken, expressed satisfaction with this condition. Hogan would not sny whether he would appeal at once to the District of Columbia-'court of appeals. Sentenced to Jail. Brittin and MacCracken were sentenced to the District of Columbia jail on charges of treating too lightly a subpoena of the senate Persuaded to Strike by .300 Laid Off CWA Workers. DES MOINF.S, Feb. 15. t.T'y--More than 300 CWA workers protesting wages paid on a PWA bridge project here marched to the bridge to- lay and persuaded the employes to quit work. There was 110 violence. The CWA, laid off from their own iobs by delay in federal CWA fund allotments by congress, assembled at the city colisum and drove to the bridge in trucks and cars. Marching in formation, the men crowded around four steel "workers who were wrecking the center span o£ the old structure. All Quit Work. 'Come on down, you fellows," someone in the crowd called. "It's for your own good. You don't have to work for fiO cents an hour." The steel men left their jobs without protest. The crowd then surrounded three carpenters and persuaded them to quit. Within 20 minutes, all work of v/recking the bridge, started Monday, had been stopped. 40 CentB mi Hour. The wag3 scale against which the CWA men protested is 40 cents an .hour.for.comnioiv labor and GO cents an hour for skilled labor. They contended the bridge job should pay the NRA scale of 55 cents for common labor and 51.20 for skilled labor. The demonstration followed protests both by Iowa labor and Iowa contractors when the contract for the bridge was awarded Jan. 23 to the Wisconsin Bridge Iron company of Milwauke for $153,000. Funds for Bridge. The Wisconsin company contends funds for the bridge job were al- loted out of $300.000,000 given to the federal bureau of roads under the department of agriculture, and, therefore are not subject to the public works administration wage scale. The 55 cents and SI.20 wage scales are reouired on all bona fide PWA projects. The Wisconsin company, however, contends its project is under supervision of the state highway commis- sin find that the commission's scale of 40 and CO cents is applicable to the bridge job. JAY N. (DING) DAICLJNti Mussolini Plans to Unify Italian Navy ROME. Feb. lij. (..«--Naval officers said today that unification of the Italian navy under a chief of operations, similar to the United States method, is. planned by'Prt- mlcr Mussolini in his capacity as minister of marine. College Senior and Orphan Sweetheart Found Shot to Death KANSAS CITY, Feb. 15. .T)-Everett Jochum, 23 year old senior at William Jewell college, Liberty, Mo., and his orphan sweetheart, Miss Evelyn De.ir)ove, 20, were found shot to death about midnight a short distance from the girl's rooming house. Two bullets had been fired from n .38 caliber revolver clutched In one hand of the young man, whose home was at Pierce City, Mo. He had been shot in the mouth, his companion In the right temple. Mrs. Julia Gould, at whose home Miss Dearlove lived, said the couple were engaged and planned to be married. Jurors Selected for Trial of Touhy Gang CHICAGO, Feb. 15. LTl--The second panel of four jurymen was accepted today to try Roger Touhy nnd two others in a re-trial of the $70;000 John Factor kidnaping case. Officers Reveal Plot to Kidnap "Ding" Darling Member of Wild Life Board Guarded on His Return From Capital. DES MOJNES, Feb. 15. ItYi--An apparent plot to kidnap Jay N. Darling, nationally known, cartoonist and member of President Roosevelt's wild life and game commission, was revealed by federal offi cials.here ^tpday. . '' , Officers'first" learned of the pur ported plot while Darling was en route to his home here from Wash ington, where he had uttcndei meetings of the president's wild life committee. Federal officers provided him with a guard when he reached Chicago. Iowa investigators took over the guard at the state border an have been with him since. Darling returned here Wcdncij. day, but state and federal officers have since kept his whereabouts secret in their effort to prelect him. Dr. F. .1. Swift of tbe state department of health, in Mason City Wednesday on a business mission told friends of having been a scat- mate of Mr. Darling on a trip from Chicago to Des Moincs the previous night. There was no bint in the doctor's comment on the ma''er about any kidnaping threat or about the presence of a bodyguard of federal or state agents. Mr. Darling had conferred with the president about the federal conservation program and wan enthusiastic in his praise of the president's personal magnetism and his dynamic energy. Rails Serve Notice They Will Cut Pay Notify Unions of 15 Per Cent Slash in Basic Rate. CHICAGO, Feb. 15. LT)--Formal notice of si 15 per cent reduction in nasic rates of pay was served on ill railroad labor union executives of western, eastern and southeastern lines. The cut in basic rates will substitute for a 10 per cent deduction 'rom pay checks now in effect by .he agreement made between labor and executives of the railroads year ago. It will amount to a 0 per cent additional cut, but It will if finally put into effect, be the first actual reduction in the basic rate schedules of rail employes' pay. The notice of tbe intended reduction included a proposal for a conference on the subject to b= held in Chicago March 1. The notice recites the fact that the last railv;ay wage agreement, dated June 21, 1033, contained a provision that neither party would serve notice of ti desire to change the tlien established rates before Feb. 15, 1031, and that such changes would not become effective before July 1, 1031. Ju accordance with this clause, the notice continues, today's summons is presented. It sets the term of the new rates as one year anc "thereafter subject to the provisions of the railway labor act, this reduc tion to supersede the prenent de duction" .of 10 per cent in the pa checks of employes which will ex plre by limitation on June 30." CONFIDENCE VOTE Stormy Session of Chamber Held; Communists Sing Internationale. PARIS, Feb. Doumergue and 15. f/P)--Goston his cabinet were made the real rulers of France today by an overwhelming vote of confidence in the chamber of deputies which backed up the government with 402 ballots to 125. The vote came in a stormy session while communist deputies sang the Internationale and the representatives of the center nnd right sang the Marseillaise even louder. Of the deputies, 68 abstained from voting. The vote of confidence came on the question of shutting off parliamentary debate until Doumergue's budget could be voted to "safeguard money" and restore calm for "tlia nation's safety." BILL WILL COME UP FRIDAY Iowa House Makes New Act Special Order for 10 in Morning. DES MOINES, Feb. 15. (/PI-While the senate worked on the liquor control bill today the house on motion of Representative Fabritz of Wapello, made the new beer bill a special order of business for 10 a. m. tomorrow. The beer bill makes a number of far reaching changes over the present law. It would permit sale and manufacture of beer of ·! per cent alcoholic content, permit Sunday sales, allow boards of supervisors to issue class B and C retail permits and allow sale of refrigerated beer in any amount for consumption on tbe premises. An amendment providing for 4,5 beer is understood to be in the process of drafting. Members of the conference committee which is trying to iron out house and senate differences on the interim committee three way tax bill said today that they-would not have a final report before the first of the week. They Indicated, however, that favorable progress was being made and were hopeful that an agreement would be reached. The house by a vote of 67 to 31 concurred in a senate amendment to a measure which would exempt auctioneers from procuring a state license while selling real esate. The amendment changed the phraseology of the bill as it passed the house, 88 to 1, last November. INSULL, ILL, TO STAY IN GREECE Former Chicagoan Will Havi to Leave as Soon as His Health Permits. ATHENS, Feb. 15. (/}')--Premie Tsaldnris announced today tha Samuel Jnsull, Sr. ( former American utilities operator, will be pcrmilte to remain in Greece until his healtl improves. Insull, wanted in the Unite States to face charges growing ou of the collapse of liis enterprises originally was ordered to Icav Greece Jan. 31. He appealed, however, on th grounds of illness. Previously the 74 year old fugi tive had been victorious in Gree courts twice against efforts of tl United States government to ob taiu his extradition. Able to Travel. After one medical examinatlo: by physicians appointed by the gov e r n m c n t , it was announced Insu had been found able to travel--pro vidcd ample precautions wcr taken. Later, however, the premier ex pressed the belief it would be "mm dor" to deport him in his prescn physical condition. Nevertheless, the case was lef hanging fire until today. Insull thus won p. technics!! temporary but really important vie tory in his fight to remain I Greece. The issue was decided at a tw hour cabinet meeting in which ever phase of the Insull affair was dis cussed. Tsaldaris' announccmci followed. No Medical Examination, There was no question of a f u thcr medical examination at pres ent. Insull now faces a f u t u r e of .sta_ ing in bed in Athens to avoid th possibility of going before an Am erican court. The decision that he can rema indefinitely until "his health 1m proves" means that expulsion is still threatened as soon as he gclH out of bed. A woman at the Insull a p a r t m e n t told the Associated Press that Insull was asleep at the time of the decision, that he could not be disturbed, and the decision would be communicated to him as soon o.s he awoke. SENATE REJECTS HOTEL AND CLUB SALE PROPOSAL Adopts Amendment for Temporary Sales by Druggists. DES MOINES, Feb. 15. (/Pi--A quor bill a m e n d m e n t to permit censed hotels, restaurants and lubs to sell alcoholic liquors of all dnds for consumption on the 'remises was defeated today in the tale senate by a vote of 18 to 30. The defeated amendment was ·no sponsored by Senator Frank Bycrs of Linn proposing that the tate commission would be author- zed to grant licenses for the Bale f liquor by hotels, restaurants ind clubs to their guests, patrons or members. Under the original .amendment .he number of such licensed estab- ishments would be limited to not nore than r0 in any one city, and lot more than one for each 2,000 lopuliUlon. No such establishment vould be licensed in any city of ess than 10,000 population. Sali; ly Druggists. The senate adopted an amendment to the Byers amendment bc- :ore defeating- it which made es- :ablishmenl passible in cities of 2,100 or over in population. An amendment to allow druggists to continue sale of prescription liquor under existing permits during the interval before the setting lip of state liquor stores was adopted just before. The amendment was approved without opposition. It was a substitute for one by Senator Howard Baldwin of ^Cascade 'whiph wouid- have authorized "issuance' of temporary permits for wholesale and retail druggists to handle liquor. The substitute amendment was sponsored by Senator W. S. Beardsley of Warren. Considerable Opposition. There was considerable opposition to the Baldwin amendment in the senate. Proponents of the l i q u o r bill declared that it would be inimical to their measure and would open the doors to a general sale of liquor before the state stores were placed in operation. The amendment was adopted as the senate resumed its work on tbe liquor bill during the afternoon session. Showing its determination to reach n final decision promptly, tbe senate refused to defer action on one of the amendments involved until it hful been printed In the journal. D e f e r m e n t would have delayed a f i n a l vote until tomorrow. Hopeful of Vote. Senator .Toe R. Frailey, chairman of the senate liquor control committee, said he was hopeful that the vote on passage could be reached late today. All other amendments were to be acted upon before the senate considers the Harrington motion to substitute a private sale bill for the state monopoly plan. The senate 'had one of its largest audiences of the session as it started Its second -day of work on the bill after adopting S3 amendments in yesterday's rapid workout. Amendments a p p r o v e d today brought the total disposed of to 07. (Turn In 1'oie II), Oilnmn I I Weight Control Five Flyers Killed. TOKIO, Feb. 15. /P--Two officers and three soldiers were hilled today when a heavy army bombing airplane crashed and burned near the flying field of the seventh aviation regiment at HamamaUni, southwest of Tokio. Y OUR weight Is the barometer of your health. Extreme underweight and excessive overweight arc alike abnormal conditions that demand correction, and they nre conditions that will not correct or adjust themselves. Kither state calls for a careful regime of diet find e x e r c i s e -- o f t e n a radical change In a person's way of living. "Weight Control," available to Mason City Globe-Gazette readers through our Washington information bureau. Inclose 10 cents in coin to cover cost, handling and postage. Use coupon. Mason City Globc-Gazctto Information Bureau, Frederic .f. Hnslttn, Director, Washington, D. C. I Inclose 10 cents in coin (care- f u l l y wrapped) for the booklet on "Weight Control." Name -..._..,,»,, Street ,, _ . ,, City _ ,, State (Mall to Wiuhtngton, D. c.)

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