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North Iowa's nonn towns MILL DAILY PAPER W Edited for the Home «·-- H O M E E D I T I O N "THE NEWSPAPEB THAT MARES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W11U9 SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, MARCH 12, 1934 I PAPER CONSISTS OF TV SECTION ONE NO. 132 Message on Debts Left F. R. About Through With His Share in Session. BYRNS URCES DEFEAT OF BONUS By HERBERT FLUMMER A S H I N G T O N , March 12. GP-While the speed which characterized the special session of the present congress hardly has been matched in this session. President Roosevelt nevertheless has just about completed his end of the job. Within t w o months of the session he had all but outlined his entire legislative program to congress. Only his message on war debts remains. His two messages, dealing with changes in the tariff law and independence for the Philippines, sent up the same day, went far toward cleaning the executive slate. But congress is further from the end of its job and any forecast of adjournment at this time is extremely speculative. The house, with its strict rules, can do a tremendous lot of work in a short while, but in the senate it's a different story. * ·-? » Tariffs Call For Talks. Mr. Roosevelt's request for authority to make reciprocal trade agreements is certain to provoke untold hours of debate. The tariff never fails to unleash senatorial tongues. Something like a year was required to dispose of the Smoot-Hawley bill. "While a repetition of that historic legislative bat.tle is improbable, the proposal that the president be given the power to negotiate tariff treaties without senatorial concurrence ia something the senate may not agree to without a struggle. There are other questions, before ;" the -Ssnate'.wW6iT*ofiii3e:^ayrTTie- ·^^president's request; fofca'C : 'Vote on. ratification of the St. Lawrence wa- · terways treaty hasn't been complied . -with, yet Action is yet to be taken on, recommendations for the regulation of stock exchanges. And there are others. Measures Enacted. Progress has been made, however, even if much remains to be done. Although the session is but two months old, three major relief laws requested by the president have been enacted. Work has been done en other suggestions still pending. Probably the most important measure passed thus far in the session was that resulting In devaluation of the gold dollar. The civil works program and other forms of emergency relief have been provided for with a 5950,000,000 appropriation and the principal as well as interest on an authorized two billion, dollar bond issue for refunding mortgages on farms has been guaranteed. Man Goes to Chair for Kidnaping and Killing School Boy COLUMBIA, S. Car., March 12. (jB---Robert H. Wiles was electrocuted just before dawn today at state p'enitentairy here for kidnap- ing and killing Hubbard H. Harris, Columbia school boy. The 49 year old mechanic went to hi3 death with a. hymn on his lips after making a full confession and taking sole responsibility for the crime. Administration Wins Victories in Iowa Senate FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday, slightly warmer in east portion Monday night. MINNESOTA: Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday; slightly warmer Monday night; colder Tuesday afternoon In extreme northwest. LOCAL STATISTICS Giobe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning: Maximum Sunday 36 Minimum in Night 26 At 8 A. M. Monday 39 Figures for like period ending at 8 o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum Saturday 28 Minimum in Night 10 March weather at its best was brought into existence in north Iowa Sunday en the lap of a south wind. The temperature rise which got under way Sunday continued briskly through Monday. By noon the mercury had risen to 65 degrees, a new high mark for 1934. AMENDMENTS TO STATE NRA BILL AREVOTEDDOWN Two Patterson Proposals Rejected by Margin of 24 to 24. DES MOINES, March 12. (iF)-- Administration forces scored two victories today in the state senate's partisan battle over the NRA compliance bill. Solid democratic strength, with the assistance of a loae republican vote, succeeded in defeating two amendments to the bill which had narrowly survived setbacks in the upper branch last Saturday. Both amendments, proposed by Senator George Patterson (R) of Burt lost by a 24 to 24 vote. Senator Homer Hush (R) of Essex joined with 23 democratic members in opposing the changes. Amendment Rewarded. One amendment would have provided that nothing in the proposed act should be construed to prevent a producer of perishable products from, varying his prices as much as necessary to move them and prevent them from being destroyed. The other, 'as filed originally, stated that under no circumstances shall a right to trial by jury be -denied a person accused of violating the act It was reworded to provide that.a. defendant shall be jury-:.on_anji,Qaestlon, ot fact , '·Proponents of the bill contended that'both amendments wererunnec- essary and branded the first proposed change in. particular an '.'unfriendly" amendment. Another Brought Up. Another important amendment, filed by several republican senators, would provide that the act shall not become operative until the prices of agricultural products have reached pre-war levels. It was considered at the afternoon session. Consideration of the NRA bill, last remaining piece of major legislation, held up plans for adjournment of the special session. The house did not meet until afternoon and then marked time on the senate and disposed of re .ine matters. Has Narrow Escape. The NRA bill, which seeks to put state enforcement behind the NRA codes as they apply to intrastate business, avoided defeat Saturday by narrow margins in the face of strong republican opposition. A motion to table received a margin of the ballots but the bill obtained new life when the presiding officer ruled that a two-thirds vote was necessary. Next, it skinned through when an I attempt was made to have it killed for the session through indefinite postponement. In urging his perishable products amendment today Senator Patterson read a telegram to a Spencer businessman regarding prices and said this "ough't to show what we are up against in this matter." Asked to Raise Price. The Spencer merchant was asked to raise his price on baby chicks and told that if he did not do so investigators and accountants would be sent to his establishment to make a check as to compliance with an AAA code, according to the telegram. "This is an attempt to destroy a · (Turn to Page 2, Column 6 PRISON ESCAPE ATTEMPT FOILED Homemade Guns Used by 3 San Quentin Convicts; Prisoner Slain. SAN QUENTIN PRISON, Cal., March 12. IIP)--Using home made guns, three desperate convicts attempted a daring escape from the prison here today but were frustrated by guards after many shots had been fired and oae prisoner killed. The attempted escape was led by Ethan A. McNab. guards said. William Bagley and Lewis H. Downs were the others seeking to scale the walls. The prisoner accidentally slain when McNab's gun went off was John Hubert Arbuckle, 20, San Bernardino. FREIGHTERS CREW SAVED IN DRAMATIC RESCUE The crew of the freighter Concordia was rescued in dramatic fashion after the boat had been rammed and sunk by the steamer, Black Eagle, in a fog near Sable Island in the "graveyard of the Atlantic." Above picture of lifeboat, taken by R. O. Crossley, member of the stricken ship's crew, shows members of the Concordia crew rowing toward the Black Eagle and safety. At right, Capt. Allan Murray of the Concordia thanks Capt. Thomas Kelley (left) of the Black Eagle for saving his crew of 61 men. (Associated Press Photos). 5 Bandits Shoot Chief of Police in Bank Holdup Lost 2 Banks of $21,000 and Take 9 Employes as Hostages. ATCHISON, Kans., March 12. UCI --Four machine gun bandits rob- bedd the Exchange National and Exchange State banks of approximately 521,000 here today, shot and wounded Chief of Police Willard Linville and fled with nine bank em- ployes as hostages, all of whom were released later. Ed Iverson, cashier of the Exchange State bank, was beaten on the head during the holdup and fell from the robbers' car as it sped out of the city. He suffered a fractured skull. The two banks, associate institutions, are located in, the same building. Hostages Released. Miss Addie Mattocks, Miss Mary Low and George Wolf, assistant cashier of the Exchange National bank, were the last of the hostages freed. They were released 4.^4 miles south of here. Chief Linville, who had been warned the robbery was in progress, was struck down by a burst of machine gun fire across the street from the bank. He had attemptd to draw his gun. Six bullets hit him, and his condition was reported critical. Knock Off took. The bandits who forced entrance to the bank by knocking the lock off a side door, waited inside as em- ployes arrived. A porter, Sara Overstreet, got a glimpse of the strangers from the outside and telephoned a warning to police.' To protect themselves, the bandits lined up nine persons on the running- board of their car. They had Iversca, Hugh Cavanaugh, Ed Mattocks, John Baker. Miss Gertrude Weinman, Miss Mattocks, Pat Hanscn, Wolfe and Miss Low. jealousy Blamed in Bombing of Rooming House at Sioux City SIOUX CITY, March 12. (.-B--Police today were investigating alleged jealousy between proprietors of rival rooming houses which they believed led to the bombing yesterday cf a rooming ho;:ss operated by Mrs. Myrtle Orcutt here. Windows in the house were shattered by what police believe was a black powder bomb. No one was injured. It was the third bombing here in four months, and the second within a week. Report Doug dnd^Kfary Are Near Reconcilation Differences Practical'* lij Patched Up Over Telephone. (Copyright, 1034, by The Associated 1'rcss.) LONDON, March 12.--Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., and his wife, Mary Pickford, have practically patched up all their differences and are near a reconciliation, the Associated Press learned from indisputable sources today. Fairbanks and Miss Pickford have talked over trans-Atlantic telephone within the last few days with the result that their reunion on the old basis of married life is practically assured. "It is just a matter of time now," the Associated Press informant said, "but reconciliation will require se% r eral months." Flans to Return. Fairbanks is planning to return to the United States in two or three months--as soon as he has finished a picture making contract in Europe. Hollywood's most famous couple may reunite as soon as he lands, but it seems more likely that it will be two months after that before they are rejoined. The couple would be reunited today if the divorce action of Lord Ashley against his wife--naming Fairbanks as correspondent--had not intervened causing an unforeseen delay. The authority for the fact that Fairbanks and his wife will soon be reunited said: Better Than Ever. "It may surprise you to know that the Ashley incident only caused strained relations for two days. The first fury quickly subsided and now the situation is even better than it was then. "Doug and Mary always kept in touch with each other although there were l'.ng periods without communication." While the terms of the settlement were not stated, Doug apparently has given up his plans that he and Mary should quit working. His work here is expected to satisfy her, but both will keep making movies. To Return to Screen. NEW YORK, March 12. (.TV-Refusing- to discuss London reports that she and Doug Fairbanks haci patched up their difficulties, Mary Pickford announced today that she expected to return to Hollywood and pictures within a week or ten days. "I am very sorry but I have nothing to say." Miss Pickford asserted. "I am going- home to Hollywood in a \reek or ten days to continue in pictures." She made this statchent In the lobby of the Sherry-Netherland hotel, where she has been staying. She looked happy. 120 JAPANESE SAILORS LOST Torpedo Boat, Newest Ship in Navy, Capsizes Off Coast. TOKIO, March 12. (JP)--Japan's newest scorpion of the seas, th Tomozuro, a torpedo boat with ai armament greater than most ship, twice her size, was wrecked mys teriously today with the probabl' loss of 120 men. The navy declined to describe th disaster immediately, but it was al most certain that the Tomozur had capsized off the Sasebo nava base in heavy weather. The ministry announced the shi; had been found, after being missini since early morning, "badly dam aged and drifting, many of th crew believed drowned." Ship Heavily Armed. The vessel, of 527 tons, was re garded as carrying one of th heaviest armaments ever conceive for a ship her size. It was reported that on her fata trip, in connection with maneuver off the naval base, she carried 12 officers and men--far above he normal complement The navy office said "rescue forts are proceeding," but made n mention of any survivors. Contac with the Tomozuru was lost earl today. Completed in February. The Tomozuru was completed on! Feb. 26. It is a new type, outsid the range of the limits of the Lon don naval treaty, because the ton nage is less than 600. The Japanese recently complete three such ships. It is undarstoo 18 others are building or projecte --each carrying three five-inch gun and considered equal in fightin power to older and smaller destroj ers. It had been reported that vesse of the Tomozuru class were fitte with special apparatus to preven capsizing. 105 Lives Lost. Special study of this proble: was given impetus after the destroj er Sawarabi capsized Dec. 5, 19; off the coast of Formosa with th loss of 105 lives. The Tomozuru was regarded a triumph of Japanese naval arch lecture, her class representing hope of effectively increasing th nation's sea power outside the cat gories limited by the Lndon treat It was understood the disast was a source of deepest disappoin ment to the Japanese high com mand. A rigid inquiry was co; sidered certain. 515 VOTES ARE CAST IN SCHOOL LECTION HERE !ontest for Board Places and Bond Proposition Adds Interest. The school election in Mason City londay was attracting mild attcn- on with more than 500 votes cast y 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon. A contest for the positions on the oard and the submission of two chool financing propositions creat- d more interest than has been evi- ent in school elections here for ears. Compared with the state, ional or even city elections, how- ver, the voting was a quiet affair. Monday afternoon the following umber of ballots had been cast in ach ward voting place: rirst,.administration building ..148 Second, courthouse 221 Third, Lapiner garage 145 Fourth, Crystal Lake company ....'JS Total 51! Candidates Named. The candidates are: R. E. Robertson, R. E. Wiley and Tracy Stevens, running for re-election, and W. H, Griebling and R. O. Dale, members of the labor ticket. The first of the two propositions submitted to the voters asks ap jroval of a plan to issue bonds for 575,000 on condition 530,000 addi ional can be obtained under CWA grant for the reconstruction of th qarf.ieldjicb.pol.and other building fqpafre,-rr/T ; '-. : .·:";";':""""·"· , . · r f Asked to Raise $20,000. Proposition'No. 2 asks the vote to specify whether he would favo the levymff of a schoolhouse tax t raise .$20,000 in event the schoo district is unable to get the CWA grant. The polls, which opened at o'clock in the morning, will close a 7 o'clock in the evening. Utah Rocked by 2 Quakes; Schools Shut Shock Splits Walls of Building at State Farm School. SALT LAKE CITY, March 12. .1 --Another sharp earthquake shook this city at 11:19 a. m. mountain ,ime today. After the second shock, schools n this city were ordered closed as a recautionary measure. School officials said none of the schools was iamaged except cracking of plaster, but the students were dismissed to prevent possible loss of life should a more severe tremor occur. The first quake, shortly after S a. m., stopped clocks, swayed tall buildings and broke a few windows. Structure Is Abandoned. LOGAN, Utah, March 12. (.!-The earthquake which rumbled through northern Utah shortly after S a. m. today split the walls of the home economics building at the Utah State agricultural college here and officials of the school said the structure would be abandoned. The chimney of the economics building fell with a roar, President E. G. Peterson of the school reported, and the students already assembled for early classes fled to the campus. Dr. Peterson said the three-story economics building was an old structure and the split walls would make unsafe its future use. ,The plaster was split in other buildings on the campus, but the dainagteswcis only alight, Dr. Peter- HOUSE VOTES TO TAKE UP ACT BY 313-104 BALLOT Vote Over Two-Thirds, Enough to Override VetobyF.R. WASHINGTON, March 12. CD-In a final attempt to block passage of the bonus bill, Representative Byrns, the democratic leader, told the house today that the president feels the measure "strikes at the very heart of his recovery program." By more than a two-thirds vote-that necessary to override a presidential veto--the house today approved immediate consideration of the Patman cash bonus bill. The roll call vote was 313 to 104. Immediate consideration of the 52,200,000,000 measure got under way after it was agreed that two hours of debate be equally divided between the proponents and opponents. All Know Result. Representative'Fish (R., N. Y. i controlled the opposing hour and Representative Patman (D., Tex.) that for those who favor paying the bonus with United States notes. "Everybody knows what the result is going to be and we might as well do it here and now," said Cannon (D.. Wis). "The only reason this debate is wanted is because some members want to get their names in the congressional record tomorrow." A white house veto has been promised if the legislation is eru son said. 1 Strike Breaker Killed, 9 Wounded in Clash in Havana HAVANA, March 12. CD--One strike breaker was killed and nine wounded in a clash between strikers and strike breakers on the Ward line docks today. It was the first serious incident on the waterfront since the dockworkers' strike began. Since Friday, strikebreakers, protected by soldiers, had been laboring as stevedores. Too Great Economy on Schools Scored MOUNT VERNON, March 12. HP) -- Supt. A. B. Gx-imes of Monticello told the schools superintendents' conference here that "the government must realize that education is one of its most important functions." He attacked what he termed a backward step in the school system in adopting an economy program. MAN ARRESTED IN ADLER CASE Reported to Have Confessed Part in Attempt to Kidnap lowan. SCHOOL IS FIRED BY RADICAL MOB Civil Guards Arrive in Time to Save Children and Arrest 2 Men. MADRID, March 12. OP)--Radical laborers set fire to a Catholic kindergarten full of children today but civil guards arrived in time to stop the attack, save the children, and arrest two of the mob members. The children were thrown into a panic. The furnishings of the school, in the Concepcion district, were considerably damaged. The attack on the school was one of several outbreaks of violence during the day in connection with strikes called by radicals. Guards went into action several times when extremists stoned streei cars. They dispersed several groups in hand-to-hand battles when attempts were made to overturn streetcars in the Las Dentas ana Diago Leon districts. Several wert arrested. The streetcar battles were the first serious disturbances in the strikes. RACINE, Wis.. March 12. George Wolf, 26, Chicago, who police said has admitted a part in the attempted kidnaping of E. P. Adler, Davenport banker and publisher, in Chicago last' month was arrested here tqday by Illinois state's attorney's officers. Wolf was singled out from 284 residents of a federal relief transient barracks here. Dan Moriarity, state's attorney officer who came here from Chicago today with Ed Griffin and Dan Ken- cey of the same department, said that Wolf had confessed purchasing and boring hoks in the trunk in which Fred Mayo and Jack Lacy had planned to imprison Adler after trapping him in the Morrison hotel. Twenty-four hours after his arrest, Mayo hung himself in his cell. Wolf also confessed, Moriarity said, that he had arranged for the truck in which the trio was to move Adler in the trunk from the Chicago hotel. Voters Don't Care to Fix Own Tax Rate NEWTON, Conn., March 12. LT-This business of setting a tax rate apparently isn't so popular with Newton voters. When the chairman counted noses at the town meeting called to fix that rate, he found there weren't enough to constitute a legal quorum. A possee of loyal voters went through the town until they rounded up 11 taxpayers--just enough to make the m-eeting legal. CCC Worker Killed Near Council Bluffs COUNCIL BLUFFS, March 12. (D--Falling from a government truck on which he was riding to work near here today, James A. Bloodworth, 19, Albia, suffered a broken neck and was killed instantly. He was the son of Mrs. Margaret Bloodworth of Albia. acted. Today's, first-vote, on . of ths.-wayif -:rmd. "~** a tta f .-p~?" ^^,,J5^^ from consideration of the bilC came after 20 minutes of debate equally divided between proponents and opponents. Biermnnn Stands Alone. The vote was forced by 145 petitioners. It was the culmination of efforts of the veterans' bloc to put the house on record, and welcomed by many members in the light of this being an election year. lowans voting on the motion to bring the bonus bill before the house for consideration were: Democrats for: Gillette, Jacobsen, Wearui and Willford. Republicans for: Dowel!, GUchrist and Thurston. Democrats against: Biermann. Hearings on Airmail. Both senate and house postoffice committees heard objections today to parts of the administration legislation to reorganize the airmail service permanently. In the house, Representative Kelly (R. Pa.) said the bill would continue the "proposition that caused all our trouble." He referred to a provision to pay carriers by space available for mail. In the senate, Senator Logan (D, Ky.) objected to provisions (Tiim to Pace 2, Column 2) 14 Japanese Slam in Battle With Bandits TOKIO, March 12. (JP)--Fourteen Japanese soldiers, including two officers, were killed Saturday in a fierce battle between Japanese troops and 500 bandits in Manchu- kuo, an official communique revealed today. Beauty Hints May Select Jessup Successor in April IOWA CITY. March 12. (,T--The state board of education probably will not begin consideration of a successor to President Walter A. Jessup of the State University of Iowa until April. George. T. Baker, president of the board, said. Bandit Kol)S Fostoffice. RED OAK, March 12. (/T)--A lone bandit held up Orville Blade, post- office cashier, robbed him of between $300 and $400 and escaped after locking Blade in a vault. r E saying that beauty is but skin deep is but a skin deep saying, according to Ruskin, and every beauty specialist and every woman knows it is true. Beauty is deeply rooted in the general health, and all beauty has its beginnings in a healthy bod'y, aud its accompanying condition, a happy mind. But there are many things every woman can do to preserve and to enhance the gifts with which nature has endowed her. The Globe-Gazette offers its readers a booklet, "Beauty Hints." Inclose 6 cents in coin to cover cost and postage. Use coupon. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, .Frederic J. ILiskin, Director Washington, D. C. I enclose six cents in (carefully wrapped) for booklet "Beauty Hints." Street State , (Mail to Washington, D. C coin the ·1

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