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Thursday, March 8, 1934
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E H E M · T 0 F I '" '·' f North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home "--- O M E E D I T I O N "1HE NEWSPAl'EU THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. XL FIVE CENT8 A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1934 THIS PAFEU COiN'tSTS OF TWO SECTIONS SKCTION ONE NO. 129 Has Fame in First Term Cummings Had His Answer Ready on Beet Sugar, By HERBERT PLUMMER A S H I N G T O N , March 8. JP--It hasn't been often in this congress that.a member of the house--a first termer in particular--has h a d the good fortune which has come | to Representative \ Fred Cummings of Colorado. C u m m i n g s , elected to the house two years ago for the first time, drew an assignment on the very important c o m m i t t e e on agriculture. There appeared before his committee a few days ago a man by the name of A. J. S. Weaver from the AAA to discuss the question of sugar quotas. Mr. Cummings sets forth in his official biography for the congressional directory that he "was active in the formation of the Mountain States Beet Growers' Marketing association, has been president or vice president since its incorporation about 15 years ago and has been closely identified with economic policies affecting the sugar beet industry." With Repercussions. When Witness' Weaver came before the agriculture committee to discuss sugar quotas, therefore, Cummings was all sat for him. And when Witness Weaver made the statement: "If further expansion of the industry (beet sugar) is continued the United States will be saddled, possibly forever, with a high cost industry, which is not a fair thing to contemplate for consumers," Cummings went into action. lie asked, "thit :e«F x#ject;i».to give us * kind of-slioliia the arm :*nd- slide iis out of business- while "we are partly unconscious?" That interrogation, made in committee, probably has had , as wide repercussions as any made on Capitol Hill in this congress. President Takes Hand. Vandenberg of Michigan, a senator from the third ranking beet sugar producing state, aired the whole thing on the floor of the senate and in characteristic fashion branded the whole affair as "another of those situations in which we are asked to subscribe our blind faith to one of those alphabetical commissars who now rule our life and livelihood." President Roosevelt, after an anxious if not indignant bunch of senators and representatives had called on him at the white house, called the department of agriculture, himself. in their presence, to give them reassurance that he was sympathetic. lOWAlCCCAMPS NOT TO DISBAND 4,500 Men in 22 Camps to Have Work for Another Six Months. DSS MOINES, March 8. Iowa's 4,500 civilian conservation corps workers will continue in the 22 sUte camps- for another six months Governor Herring announced late yesterday. Roben Fechner, national director of the CCC work which is a federal "new deil" project, assured him that the -.amps will be continued, toe goverior said. The statt is expected to enact the 5100,000 coiservation board appropriation nec'ssary to buy materials and equipmeit for the work. The corps is expected to undertake extensile lake and forestry projects this spring. Millions of trees will be panted under the program as yet .nly tentatively decided. FORECAST IOWA: General? fair Thursday night and Fiflay; no decided change in teiperature. MINNESOTA: Smcwhat unsettled Thursday nijit and Friday; colder Thursda; night, except in extreme soutl portions. LOCAL STATTTICS Globe-Gazette weatheifigures for 24 hour period ending a. 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 25 Minimum in Night 8 At 8 A. M. Thursday 37 BEER BILL GETS FINAL APPROVAL Fairy Tale Romance Made G. 0. P. CANDIDATE Roosevelt Airmail Proposal Called Impractical AIRCRAFT FIRM OFFICIAL TALKS TO SENATE BODY Tells of Loans He Made to Postoffice Official During 1930. WASHINGTON, March S. (.T)-Paul Henderson, vice president of United Aircraft and Transport Corporation testified before the senate airmail investigating committee today that he had loaned $10,000 in 1930 to Chase C. Gove, deputy second assistant postmaster general under W. Irving Glover. Henderson previously had termed impractical President Roosevelt's proposals for retdm of the airmail to provide carriers under new terms. Henderson said in the last year or tv-f he had destroyed the notes evi- denirng the loans totaling ?10,000. Close Personal Friend. Gove, he said, was a close personal friend of long standing. "He told me he had been gambling in the stock market with all the money he had in the world," Henderson explained. Meanwhile, the New York Curb exchange agreed to furnish the senate banking committee a list of sellers of air company stocks prior to cancellation of the airmail , contracts, and Chaiman McKellar of the senate-pOE toff ice committee told ,iie*i|mmi'irtyi|fr i ,a;ri.ation ^companies whoae mail contracts' were" cancelled: -would have to undergo a thoro'ugh houaefcleahmg: if they expected to receive,any contracts,under President Roosevelt's program. Would Take Tear. Asked about the feasibility of a six months' qualification period for mail bidders, as proposed by the president, Henderson asserted at least a year would be required to build up a smoothrunning organization. "Even at that, men would have to be employed from old companies." Senate and house committees hastened to whip into bill form the oresident's suggestion for the return of the mails to private carriers on the basis of "honest payment for honest service." Avoid Past Evils. The president, in a letter dispatched suddenly to the capitol last night, suggested speed in letting new contracts. And to "avoid evils of the past," he proposed these ideals for legislation: Competitive bidding for contracts not to exceed three years, with fixed maximum compensation; cancellation as a penalty for non-competitive agreements, and a six months' qualifying period after contracts are awarded. He proposed that future handling of airmail routes and pay be placed with the interstate commerce commission, and that a ban be established against companies with subsidiary connections. He also would rule out the transfer or sale of contracts, and excessive salaries or contracts. Subject for Debate. One suggestion appeared certain today to be surrounded by considerable debate. Mr. Roosevelt said: "Obviously also no contract should be made with any companies, old or new, any of whose officers were party to the obtaining of former contracts under circumstances which were clearly contrary to good faith and public policy." Republican opponents of the contract cancellation have contended private contractors had no hearings to establish their individual guilt or innocence on these points. Both " - - - Tenn.) and Representative Mead (D., N. Y.), chairmen of the senate and house postoffice committees, (Turn to rase 4, Column 7) True by Prince's Wedding Grandson of Swedish King and Commoner Married. LONDON, March 8. (.T)--A romance like a fairy tale of fiction came true today with the wedding at noon of Sigvard, prince of Sweden, Duke of Uppland and grandson of the Swedish king, to the beautiful Fraulein Erika Patzek, 22 year old daughter of a Berlin industrialist. . In taking his commoner bride at a registry office in the heart of busy London, the 26 year old prince--like Lennart, his cousin--abandoned his princely rights for a romantic union with the girl of his dreams. No Carillon of Bells. Instead of a carillon of bells pealing for their wedding in the ancient capital of the prine's royal forefathers, Sigvard and his bride had chattering song birds in a little park outside and a sea of smiling faces in a sympathetic throng to welcome them on their wedding day. Obviously happy, the two were wed by the "marrying" superintendent of the registry office, aided by* the assistant registrar. Two Sentences to Say. The ceremony was of only a few minutes' duration. Each had only two sentences to say. Both smiled nervously as they drove up to the registry office in a big limousine for the ceremony. Erika was wearing a smart navy blue tailored costume, with a hat to match, and a spray of lovely white orchids · on; one: of the lapels of her coat -.'.,...';:" .'.,'..... .; Tomorrow mc*ning,tb,e-newlywed$ will leave for a trip through/the Italian.: Riviera.'.. Assured Ample Income. CANNES, March 8- tff»--King Gustaf of Sweden, here enjoying the sun of the Riviera, is ready to assure his grandson. Prince Sigvard, an ample income despite the loss of his royal right by his marriage to a German commoner today. A court personage said the king may restore him to nobility despite the marriage. Sigvard automatically lost his princely rank and right to the succession to the throne under the Swedish constitution the moment he exchanged the marriage vow with the commoner. The indulgent grandfather, however, is expected to give him the title of Count of Solliden, although until that happens the prince is just plain Mr. Bernadotte. King Gustaf maintained silence regarding his feelings, if any, on the marriage. Deprived of Royal Rights. STOCKHOLM, March 8. «·-- Prince Sigvard, son of the crown prince, having married a German commoner in London against the will of King Gustaf, was deprived today of his royal rights and the title of Prince of Sweden. Notice of this action was served formally by the cabinet and the marshal of the royal house in solemn proceedings consummated when similar notices v/ere delivered to the parliament and to the crown prince. The prince will henceforth be known officially as Mr. Sigvard Bernadotte. J. A. NELSON OF DECORAHTORUN FOR STATE POST PRINCE SIGVARD NAVY CONTRACT CHARGES DENIED Report Submitted to House Investigating Group for Approval. WASHINGTON, March 8. UP)-The navy and its airplane and en- rice on inese pomis. gine malter were freed of charges Senator McKellar (D., of collusion ,,,., Dr ofiteerine- in .1 Settlement Calls Off Impending Strike on Northwestern Road CHICAGO, March S. UP)--Announcement that a satisfactory settlement of differences had been effected dispelled an impending strike of employes of the Chicago and North Western railroad. The 13 unions involved had threatened to strike because, they charged, the road had refused to consider a list of 512 matters in dispute. Railroad and union officials joined in announcing the settlement. j of collusion and profiteering in a report handed to a house investigating committee today for approval. Written as the result of weeks of investigating naval aviation affairs, in which Hoover administration officials were called, the report said that since 1926: "The profits made by contractors from navy airplane business have been moderate and reasonable." It added later: "There is no evidence of collusion between · contractors, or between contractors and naval officials." The report was submitted by Representative Delaney (D., N. Y.). to the investigating subcommittee of which he is chairman. If approved by that group it will be handed for adoption to the full house naval committee. No change in the method the navy uses for purchasing planes was proposed. Johnson Calls in Industrialists to Help Draft Plans Employment Meetings Held After'Outline of Drive 'by NRA Chief. By JAJVIES COPE .-.-{, , -majority.- -- -WASHINGTON, -March 8. 07)-Gen. Hugh' S. Johnson took a new step today in his drive for re-employment. The NRA chief summoned two select industrial com- mittes to help him work out a program for making more jobs. This he did after closing the first code authority assembly with a sharp announcement that enforcement of blue eagle rules will be tightened up. "I have been too gentle. 'You ain't seen nothing yet,'" he asserted last night. 12 Men Each. To draft his new plan, Johnson asked the code authorities of the heavy goods industries and of the consumer goods groups to select 12 men each today. He aimed for something concrete to announce to the public by the week-end if possible. But he promised weeks of continuing effort to round out a complete scheme. The blue eagle chieftain closed the industrial gathering last night with a speech which coupled an energetic appeal to "play the game" with a declaration that in many industries "there is no excuse" for ducking his 10 per cent hour shortening plan. To Enforce Act. Then he paired a disclaimer of dictatorial intentions towards industry with three earnest warnings: "Under specific orders from the president, we are reorganizing to enforce the penal sections of the act," he said, first. The other warnings were in substance as follows: That the country faces this spring "the worst epidemic of strikes in our history;" that company unions in 99 out of 100 cases involve illegal "interpositions" by employers. Drops All Hesitation. That with the recent supreme court decision upholding the New York emergency milk law, the administration has dropped all hesitation, and is ready to use the power of the industrial law to the limit, if opposition forces it. Johnson let Donald Richberg. general counsel of NRA, present the last point in a preliminary speech, which, in non-legal language, presented sweeping implications of the decision. Constitution hall's three thousand or so occupants were hushed and attentive as the counsel, after explaining, drawled: "Lo-o-ong Way Home." Attorney Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Iowa. DECORAH, March 8.--J. A. Nelson, local attorney and lifelong resident of Winneshiek county, today formally announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor, subject to the republican primary election in June. Mr. Nelson lias been active in local political and civic life for many years and has a widespread acquaintance in the fourth district by reason of his campaign for representative in congress conducted against the late G. N. Haugen some eight years ago. "I do not enter the contest," said Mr. Nelson, "with a platform. I do not believe an expression in this regard would be wise or expedient. The party takes care of that. Personally 1 believe that if a man desires to affiliate with a party in seeking office, he should stand by it and not seek to run it or apologize for being a republican. Government by Party. "We are a government by party. Certain individuals have jumped the fence temporarily but they will be back to that old tradition. Party politics must be clean and people's dispositions must be right. Public opinion rules, as expressed by the 'I believe in'a 'government of the people, by the people and tor the people.' I am opposed to lobbying for selfish interests but believe thai it is the duty of the people to assisl their chosen representatives to work out reforms that 'will save to the people rights of property, liberty and protection. "I believe in the best education we can afford for the growing generation, and enlightment on subjects of government for all people. Political leadership should not be controlled within groups but should be meted out so that younger men may have opportunity to perform service and receive the experience necessary to qualify them for higher and more responsible leadership in state and national affairs. Highway Regulation. "Our trunk highways should be regulated and patrolled and our natural resources guarded so as to avoid waste and useless destruction. "Crime must be curbed and abolished. Law enforcement officials, high and low, must step up and do their duty or step down and give place to those who will enforce the law. Politics in this regard is not the criterion. Courage and corn- (Turn to Paice 4, Column 4) URGES ACTION ON TARIFF ACT Hull Says Move Necessary If U. S. Is to Share in World Trade. WASHINGTON. March 8. Presidential authority to negotiate reciprocal tariffs with other nations was described today by Secretary Hull as necessary if the United States is to regain any large portion of its lost foreign trade. Hull urged the house ways and means committee to vote quick approval of the administration proposed legislation to give the chief executive that power. "Unless the president is given authority to deal with the existing great emergency on a parity with that exercised by the executive departments of so many other governments for purposes of negotiating and carrying into effect trade agreements," Hull said, "it will not be practicable nor possible for the United States to pursue with any "And that should sink a lo-o-ng j d e g ree of success the proposed pol- way home. I want to submit it to the particular attention of some eminent counsel who come around and say they will cancel their codes if they don't get just what they want. It may be--that that act doesn't lie in their power." Johnson backed that warning with a few preliminary snaps at "industrial bourbons" who "forget that the old order changeth." But the keynote of his address was a conciliatory exhortation for (Turn t* Fajrc 4. Column 4 i icy of restoring our tional trade." lost interna- Suspend Strike Plans in Automobile Plants DETROIT, March 8. (.«--Auto- mobile assembly lines moved forward smoothly today while thousands of warkers suspended strike plans. They awaited the outcome of next Wednesday's conference of the national labor board at Washington. J. A. NELSON Clark Upheld in Report of Senate Insurance Group Statement Made in Report on House Resolution for Probe. DBS MOINES, March S. OB-The senate insurance committee, in a report on-file today, advised the senate that it had found no evidence of misconduct on the part ot State Insurance Commissioner E. W. Clark. The committee also reported that alleged irregularities in connection with the merger of the Modern Brotherhood of America, of Mason City, and the Independent Order of Foresters of Toronto, Can., were unknown to the commissioner when he approved the merger. .8 Members Dissent. The senate set Friday at 2 p. m. for taking up the question as a special order of business on motion of Senator Irving Knudson. Three members of the committee S e n a t o r s Shangle, Miller and Schmidt, today introduced a minority report dissenting' from the report of some of the members of the committee. They also asked that their report which was termed concurrent resolution No. 8 be adopted. The committee's statement prefaced its return to the senate without recommendation of a house resolution for an investigation of the state insurance department. The house had adopted the resolution by a vote of 82 to 13. Knudson Signs Report. Senator Irving H. Knudson, chairman of the senate committee, signed the report after it had been adopted by the committee. The report follows: Mr. President-Your committee on insurance to which was referred house concurrent resolution No. 8 has had the resolution under advisement £ begs leave to report: That the committee has heard parties favoring the adoption of the resolution and also heard Insurance Commissioner E. W. Clark make statements in regard to the same and your committee finds: No Misconduct Shown. 1. That insofar as this committee is able to ascertain at this time there has been no evidence of misconduct on the part of the Iowa insurance commissioner or the Iowa insurance department. 2. That insofar as this committee is able to ascertain at this time, the alleged irregularities in regard to the merger or reinsurance of the Modem "rotherhood of America by the Independent Order of Foresters of Canada, v/ere matters unknown to the Iowa insurance commissioner or his department until months after tilt" authorization of the merger by the Iowa insurance commissioner Funds of I. O. F. 3. That insofar as this committee is able to ascertain at this time the alleged payments of sums ol money by the Independent Order of Foresters, of Canada, to a Chicago brokerage firm, a part o: which sums are alleged to have been distributed to different parties who at the time of the merger were officers of the Modern Brotherhoot of America, were made from the funds belonging solely to the salt Independent Order of Foresters, of Canada. 4. That insofar as this committee 'Turn to t v ajre 4, Cufumji 4) Seven State Officers Out to Hold Jobs Herring and Six Demo Aides Announced as Candidates. DES MOINES, March 8. -V-Gov. Clyde L. Herring and the six other democratic state officials in a oint statement today announced .heir candidacies for renomination n the June primaries. The officials, heads of the major state departments, in addition to the governor, are Lieut. Gov. Nels Kraschel, Auditor Charles W. Storms, Treasurer Leo J. Wegman, Mrs. Alex Miller, secretary of state; Attorney General Edward L. O'Connor and Secretary of Agriculture Ray Murray. The economy record of the present state administration and its co-operation with and support of the Roosevelt program will be stressed in their campaign for places on the party ticket, it was indicated. Work Togetner. Their campaign, which will probably be conducted jointly, will have as its third point the legislative program carried out under the Herring administration. It had been generally understood that all seven of the state officials would seek second terms and the democratic state central committee a recent meeting in DCS Moines adopted a resolution endorsing them. Announcement of the candidacies, however served to bring into the J* CLYDE L. HECEING GOVERHOIZ. HOUSE REJECTS AMENDMENTS TO COUNTYPAYACT Both Branches Speed Up to Get Legislative Session Over. DES MOINES, March S. OP'-The Iowa-house of representatives today by a vote of 75 to 29 approved senate amendments to the new beer bill which will permit sale of beer of 4 per cent alcoholic content by weight and otherwise liberalize the present law. The house action put the finiah- ng touch on this measure which when engrossed will be ready for the governor's signature. Representative Zylstra of Sioux protested the senate allocation of ·evenucs from beer permits. He offered an amendment providing that, n counties having cities of 10,000 or more, 75 per cent of the permit fees would accrue to the issuing city and 25 per cent to the county. Ketain AH Ilevemie. In counties having cities of lesser population the fees would be set on i fifty-fifty basis. The senate amendment provides that in coun- :ics having cities of 10,000 or more :he city retains all of the revenue TMt in other countiea the fifty-fifty basis prevails. Those voting against, concurrence n the senate amendments were Avery, Botha, Bowers, Dole, Doran, Durant, Elliott, Ellsworth, Felter, Fletcher, Foster, Gissell, Hook, Hultman, Lichty, Lookingbill, Stra- chery, McKinnon, McClean, Millhome, Peak, Schroeder, Speidel, SlwizeL Teter,",,We*i " Zylstra. - - - - - - NELSON G. KRASCHEL LIEUT. COVERNOK ME5.ALEX MILLER SECRETARY OF STATE CHARLES W. STORMS STATE AUDITOR LEO J. WEGMAN TREASURER OF STATE GAY MUBEAY SECRETARY OF AOKICULTURE EDWARD L. O'CONNOR ATTORNEY GENERAL Absent or not voting were BM- wick, Koch, Mitchell, Porter. Refuse to Concur. By a tie vote .of 53 to 53 the house refused to concur in the conference report to the senate bill which would increase the salaries of deputy county officials to 70 per cent from 60 per cent of the salaries of their principals. The senate adopted the report 35 to 1 and the house action means the appointment of a new conference committee. The house also defeated by the tie vote of 53 to 53 the attempt of Representative Dressen of Crawford to reconsider the vote by which the members yesterday defeated 49 to 47 the senate bill to increase salaries of members of the board of assessment and review from ?3,600 to ?4,SOO annually. On General Bills. An attempt to withdraw from sifting committee the bill to repeal deficiency judgments failed as the senate continued work on general bills in its last minute rush to dispose of pending measures before adjournment. The bill which Senator Klemme asked he taken from committee and considered by the senate would strike from the law the provision for general executions in cases where the mortgaged property does not sell for sufficient to satisfy a judgment. The bill had been passed by the house but the senate refused to take it from committee. Two-Thirds Vote. An effort by Senator Frank Coykendall to withdraw from the sifting committee the bill to permit Torn to Pnjre 4, Culnmn 2 Handy Letter Writer open the democratic primary cam paign which has been marking tinn while the races in the republicai party were getting under way in th last few weeks. United Front. The united front of the incumbents was expected to be a deterrent to other members of the party who might have considered competing for the party nomination to out of the various posts. Party official!have been quoted as saying they did not anticipate "serious" primarj contests against the second term aspirants. The phases of the democratic administration 10 be covered particularly in its campaign was given as follows: "First, they will stress their cooperation with, and hamonious uup- fTurn to I'aKf. 4. Column 6) F ROM the announcement of a birth to death condolences, the life of man is filled with occasions for letter writing. Engagement congratulations, wedding invitations, the acquisition of a godchild, deaths in the family, invitations to parties, to dinners, to dances, to week-ends, acceptances and regrets, bread and butter letters, letters of introduction, letters of application, to say nothing of those all-imporant love letters to the one-and-only--the whole span of life, with its joys and sorrows, necessitates some form or another of correspondence. Xou will find extremely useful the excellent booklet, "Handy Letter Writer." Use coupon. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Hnsltln, Director, Washington, D. C. Name ,, , . . . , , , . . , , - . Street -. ..^ City ,....State Mall to Washington, D. C.)

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