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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE SKY EMPTY OF MAIL CARRIERS Army Planes Grounded and New Schedules Drafted for Flyers. WASHINGTON, March 12. .ItB-- The aky was empty of planes flying the mails today, just three weeks after the army took over the job. The order grounding the planes made no mention of the 10 deaths that have occurred since President Roosevelt cancelled the private sub- sidles and turned the airmals over to the army, but it followed within a day of the president's statement that deaths in flying the mails "must stop." Foulois Direct* Order. Maj. Gen. Benjamin D. Foulois, chief of the air corps, directed the order to all airmail zones, calling upon them to: "Suspend immediately all carrying of the airmail until your personnel and equipment are in position and ready to initiate the schedules furnished you in radiogram." 'The order specified that no airmail Hying should be undertaken until authorized by headquarters or the air .corps. What effect the cancellation of all airmail service, even though temporary, would have on American business which has come to rely .upon the swifter means of. mailing was a moot question. Postal offl- .dals, promptly notified by airmail zone commanders of the changed situation, struggled to give the fastest possible train routings to stacks of airmail shunted back to them by Sunday's order. May Be Resumed Wednesday. The Interruption of service is not expected to last for more than two or three days. Major General Foulois hoped to have a modified "fair-weather" schedule ready by Wednesday. The air corps chief believes a revised airmail map, with planes and men to fly It, will be in shape by midweek, with the 18 routes which 'were being flown until today reduced to about a dozen. The coast-to-coast "backbone" of the airmail will be preserved in the new setup, Rebuke to Army. Grounding of the entire airmail service followed President Roosevelt's statement of Saturday, that deaths among army mail couriers "must stop." The white house statement was considered by many air corps men today as the sharpest /rebuke given the army in years. 'These men contended that the military (.viators are as good flyers as "commercial pilots, but that theii ·unfainUiarlty with mail routes, coupled with exceptionally baa ----' - · durtoemost of the period, tTa,"heavy disadvantage. ."Although the army " mall" pilots ·"were held to earth, the disasters that have marked their three weeks experience in flying the mail re- in»lned fuel for congressional discussion today. Debate In Prospect. An emergency airmail bill, providing funds for temporary army operation, may get a senate vote before night, although considerable debate is to prospect. Both house and senate worked today, for legislation along the lines of President. Roosevelt's request that the flying of the mails be returned to private companies under a new contract system that would prevent recurrence of such condi- ' tions as led to the wholesale cancellation of contracts last month. Margaret Ulington Dies. NEW YORK, March 12. tffl-- Margaret Ulington, one of the leading dramatic actresses of the country 25 years ago, died yesterday in Miami Beach, Fla. She was 52 years old. Blue Eagle Drive Is on Tighter Gmpaign; Success Pointed Out WASHINGTON-In announcing the new Slut K*fr 3rivc for com- slismcc wili the oaScs, Xtional Iccoverv A«Jmiai*tt»tor Hugh S. Johnson" Kit in y^rt'- "Thcr* was nothtoy false about the reprascntstiijns of NKA. We de- Ivereci wh« we promised and what we delivered was all to the good for American workers of all classes. What, then, is this talk of ballyhoo? I'll tell you what it is. It ,1s that some of these enemies of higher wages and shorter hours^ object because we went over their" heads straight to the people with the Blue Eagle, and showed workers how they could every one co-operate to get the benefits intended for them by this act "Ninety per cent of industry is under codes All of it is under codes or agreements. The Blue Eagle has just begun to function. We are going on as we have begun. We are about to embark on a new Blue Eagle campaign and a new and much tighter drive for compliance." F,R, ASKED FOR FARM PRICE PEG Midwest Appeal Transmitted in Letter by Gov. Olson o! Minnesota. DBS MOINES, March 12. President Roosevelt again will be asked to peg prices at minimum levels to guarantee the farmer a profit. This appeal will be transmitted hi a letter by Gov. Floyd B. Olson of Minnesota as the sentiment of 200 farm organization constituents from 10 states who concluded a two day parley here last night. Governors Schmedeman of Wisconsin and Herring of Iowa, and Lieutenant Governor Townsend of Indiana also indorsed the price fixing plea. Will Form Nucleus. The three will form the nucleus of a midwestern governors association, designed primarily to further the price fixing request, Governor Olson said. The association would include from 10 to 15 corn belt states. The three governors and Governors Berry of South Dakota and Langer of North Dakota personally conveyed their request for fixing of basic farm prices to President Roosevelt after an agricultural parley here last October. ,..-' Monetary Inflation. At that time, however, a program for .monetary Inflation,, and NRA code for agriculture and ultimate control of markets by the farmer through co-operatives was coupled with the price fixing plea. The present appeal for price fixing, Governor Olson said, is not connected with any other demand or program. Preceding the meeting called by Governor Olson, about 50 Fanners Union and Fanners' Holiday association delegates indorsed a program for 'an NRA code. William Hirth, a Missouri farm leader, cased Secretary of Agriculture Wallace "impractical but honest." U.S, PREPARES TO PUSH SUITS Cracks Its Income Tax Whip Over Heads of Mellon, Walker, Lamont. WASHINGTON, March 12. UP-The justice department, cracking the income tax whip over the heads of Andrew W. Mellon, former Mayor James J. Walker of New York, Thomas A. Lamont of Morgan and company and Thomas Sidlo of Cleveland, pushed preparation of a score more suits today. More than 40 tax experts are engaged in the special task of preparing the suits, similar to those naming Mellon and the others. Among the material at hand for their study ere reams of testimony taken in the senate banking committee's investigation of stock market and financial practices. Mellon Barks Back. The 78 year old Mellon, member of three republican cabinets, barked back yesterday at the justice department with a charge that the department was playing "crude" politics. He called newspapermen to bis apartment here last night during a break in his journey from Pittsburgh to Aiken, S. Car. "Please don't add any frills," was all he said as he handed them a lengthy statement. Declaring in the first sentence that he felt the effort to procure an indictment against him was "politics of the crudest sort," he reviewed his entire side of the case. Charges "Innnendos." HP charged the use of 'innuendoa" by tne justice department and the employment by some one, unnamed, ·of a. character-wrecking campaign against him. Instead of evading income tax payments, he asserted, he had always given the government the benefit of every doubt. " Prof. Jacob Viner, University of Chicago economist, has been named as a special assistant to Secretary Morgenthau of the treasury department. (Associated Press Photo). "I am as much in the dark as anyone," he said, "as to the possible grounds he (Attorney General Cummings) could have for such an action, but I am glad, under any circumstances to get my tax affairs out of th« attorney general's office and into the court, where I am satisfied I shall get justice and a prompt disposition of the case which has so far been denied me." Curomings first response when reporters told him. of the statement, was: Manifestly Unfair. 'It would be manifestly unfair to differentiate between Mr. Mellon's case and others of a similar character." The attorney general left a party at which he was host to scan Mellon's statement carefully. The justice department chief also was informed of the first response WANTS TO GO TO SOUTH AMERICA Dillinger Expected to Make Raids on Banks to Get Needed Money. CHICAGO, March 12. (JV-John Dillinger, escaped outlaw, is believed to be determined to get to South America on other people's money. That is why police gave special protection today to many banks and other places likely to attract the desperado. They said that before Dillinger was captured last January, he and his men were "saving up" for the South American trip. They were intent on accumulating $100,000 and had collected half that sum in bank robberies before Dillinger was seized. As every policeman in the mid- west kept an eye peeled for _ the criminal, who made a sensational escape from the Crown Point, Ind., jail, detectives entertained another theory. They believe he may attempt a "big job" soon to raise funds for an appeal of the case of his pal, Harry Fierpont. Pierpont, unless his conviction is upset, must die for killing a. sher- · h o t h e ADMINISTRATION WINS VICTORIES (f«otln«« from rue 1) man's business if he does not charge a fixed price," Patterson'said. Opponents of the amendment contended that a perishable products provision is contained in NRA codes, pointing out that the codes are drafted by the representatives of the businesses involved. In connection with the trial by jury amendment. Senator John K. Valentine (D) of Centerville, said It was unnecessary as this right cannot be taken away from a person under the constitution. Governor Signs Bill Making Legal 4 Per Cent Beer for Iowa DBS MOINBS, March 12. UB-- Gov. Clyde Herring Saturday signed the bill legalizing the sale of beer of 4 per cent alcoholic content by weight in Iowa. The new law also liberalizes several provisions of th ·old 3.2 per cent beer law passed at the regular assembly session a year ago. Included in the provisions is one permitting the manufacture of beer of higher alcoholic content in Iowa for sale outside the state. Boy Is Accidentally Wounded With Gun FAEOTELD, March 12. #--Jack Lovell, 14, member of a Boy Scou troop hiking near Walton Lake, ac cidcntally shot and seriously wound ed himself. The group of scouts was accompanied by the youth's father Harry Lovell, a scoutmaster. Th boy's .22 caliber pistol discharge! accidentally. CALLS OUTLOOK "ENCOURAGING" Chairman of U. S. Steel in His Annual Report to Stockholders. NEW YORK, March 12. (m--My- on C. Taylor, chairman of the Jnited States steel corporation, sees an "encouraging" outlook for 1934 with present indications pointing to ncreased business. In his annual report to stockholders published today he notes that operations in January and February of this year showed improvement over the corresponding months ast year. "While present - indications point toward a larger volume of business n 1934 than 1933," his report says, 'the problems which confront the ndustry call for careful planning and united, co-operative effort by ;he entire organization." Expressing the hope that NRA would accomplish the purpose for which it was instituted, Taylor says sufficient time has not yet elapsed to determine definitely how successful it will prove and whether the steel code should be continued in its present form after its expiration on May 31. Alleged Burgler Is Knocked Out With His Own "Jimmy' CHICAGO, March 12. (iR--When police answered an emergency ca they found Harry Gardner lying o the floor of an apartment building with Mrs. Wilma Sanborn, 25 landing over him with a "jimmy" n her hand. She said she found him rying to pry the telephone coin box ff the wall outside her apartment and that when he pointed the jimmy" at her, pretending it was a un, she hit him with it. Gardner, revived by police, said he idn't know anything about a tele- hone coin box. All he remembered, he said, was that all the lights suddenly went ut. ' ' Stay of Execution Granted in Paying of Libel Damages LONDON, March 12. UB---The court of appeal granted today the Mctro-Goldwyn-Mayer film com jany's application for a stay of exe cution in the pay of 25,000 pounds (normally ?125,000) d a m a g e s awarded Princess Irena Youssoupofi in her libel suit based on the fife "Rasputin and the Empress,' granting the princess only 5,000 pounds at present. The entire 25,000 pounds win be paid into the court, 20,000 pounds being held in custody pending dis position of the appeal. The court refused to stay opera tion of an. injunction restraining the defendants from showing the film. Nose Not for Art, Says One Painte PHILADELPHIA, March 12. UP) --The reason the average American cannot properly appreciate a paint ing of still life such as a vase o flowers, says one artist, is that h tries to smell the posies. "Don't d it," advises Earl Horter. "You reall can't smell flowers in a painting-unless it's a very bad painting." SOLDIERS GUARD HARRY PIERPONT Hurl Open Challenge to John Dillinger to Try to Get Henchman Out. LIMA, Ohio, March 12. UB--Na-. tional guardsmen trained machine T guns on the county jail today and hurled an open challenge to John Dillinger, the "kill-crazy" jailbreak- Inside the jail was Harry Pierpont, henchman of the killer, who s on the way to the electric chair. He was found guilty in the early morning hours yesterday of the murder of former Sheriff Jess L. Sarber during the bandit raid last October in which Dillinger was freed from the prison. The guardsmen were ready to answer any attempt Dillinger might make to free his former ally. Gen. Harold M. Bush, command'ng th; guardsmen, said he had been warned the desperado might show up in Lima to try to snatch Pierpont from the law. With Pierpont convicted, the state moved today against Charles Makley, another Dillinger henchman under, indictment for the former sheriffs death. He has been described by the sheriff's widow, who was in the jail office at the time of the delivery, as the man who hit the sheriff over the head after he had been shot. Russell Clark and Edward Shouse also are charged with a part in the slaying. Shouse, who acted as an outside guard during the raid, turned state's evidence and testified that Pierpont was the man who shot the sheriff. He is expected to testify at Makley's trial. Tremendous Reductions in BUS RATES MASON CITY to ONE WAY St. Paul , 5 2.35 DesMoines $ 2.20 Kansas City $ 5.25 Ames $ 2.00 Cedar Rapids $ 2.80 Waterloo $ 1.70 Los Angeles $25.20 New York ...' 515.50 Bus Fares to Other Points Are Proportionately as Ix)\v. Phone 97 for Information. Jefferson Transportation Company BUS Depot at 16 First Street S. W Mason City, Iowa BYRNS TALKS FOR DEFEAT OF BONUS (Continued From Fuse 1) · barring the transfer of a contract Torn one company to another, as well as the limitation of r6ute extensions to 100 miles, as too rigid. Can't Fit One Case. "We can't adopt general legisla- ion to fit one case," he said. Other house committee members agreed that the carriers should be paid for the actual mail carried rather than for the space available for carrying mail. Meanwhile, a mass of data, covering all transactions in United Aircraft stock from Dec. 1, 1933 to Feb. 9, 1934 was submitted to the senate banking committee by Richard Whitney, president of the New York stock exchange. Baby Goes for Ride With Auto Thieves OMAHA, March 12. UP--Seven months old Marlene Siford, swathed in blankets on the rear seat of her father's car, slept peacefully through a 90 minute ride with auto thieves. The police found her in the car which had been abandoned by the thieves. A smart man Is one who thinks important the same things you. think important--Kewanee Star Courier. The erestwhile New York ecutive said.: . ... ;..':. . . * . . . - - . , "They are only doing their duty and I welcome it as an opportunity of vindicating my character." Mellon'a charge of "unfair and arbitrary" was applied to the manner in which the justice department had handled his case. He said he felt that he, "like any other citizen, should be given proper notice in the manner provided by law." He said no charges of tax evasion had ever been made against him by the treas- jury. "Irrelevant References." Mellon also struck back at what ·he called "irrevelant references" by Cummings to the Aluminum Company of America as a "Mellon controlled corporation" which is a "one hundred per cent monopoly hi the producing field." "What this had to do with my income tax is not apparent," said Mellon, adding that he and all the members of his family owned Jess than a majority of the corporation's stock. He asserted Cummings' "own law firm in Hartford, Conn., has recently been defeated in a suit" in which the verdict was that the cor- portion had not violated the antitrust laws. Justice department officials said the attorney general was no longer connected with the firm which took part hi the suit. -October. ·Fierpont .itootf'the the jail at" Lima, Ohio. ; ".;';'·". "Tips" on Dfflihger's hideaway continued to pour in. Police marksmen raided eight apartment houses here yesterday and found that the desperado was not there. The task of fixing the blame for Dillinger's escape from the Crown point jail March 3 was before a special grand jury at Crown Point to- Certificates of Deposit Value Does Not Shrink! NORTHWEST SAVINGS BANK, MASON CITY, IOWA ^ AFFILIATED WirH' NOR7HWCS7 BANCOKPOKATIOH DILLINGER'S DAY FOR TRIAL HERE Judge Takes Holiday; Grand Jury Delays Start on Escape Probe. CROWN POINT, Ind., March 12. CH--This was the day on which John Dillinger was scheduled to go on trial for murder, but nothing could be done about it. The absence of the defendant left Judge William Murray with a free day, and he remained away from court. Authorities, meanwhile, were unable to fill a grand jury panel so the Dillinger escape; investigation was put over for another day. Inability to obtain service on two members chosen for the grand jury caused the delay. Gets Car of Seed. SWEA CITY, March 12.--A carload of sweet clover seed, weighing 79,000 pounds, property of the Metropolitan Insurance company, was received for Its farms In this vicinity. The seed will be used as a fertilizer crop. Annum Farms Signed. AMANA, March 12. (#--Peter Stuck, secretary of the Amana corporation, signed an application for a corn and hog reduction contract to apply to the seven Araana society farms. Two Administration Bank Acts Approved by Senate Committee WASHINGTON, March 12. UP)-Two administration measures, extending the temporary bank deposit insurance law and guaranteeing the principal of home loan batiks, were approved today by the senate banking committee. The first measure would extend for a year, or untU July 1, 1935, the temporary insurance of. deposits plan now in effect. The second would place a government guarantee back of the $2,000,000,000 issue of home loan bonds authorized by the last congress to refinance small home mortgages. The committee also approved a bill by Chairman Fletcher to limit state taxation of national bank shares. Design "Cleans Capital of Canada Is Invaded by War Veterans of Nation OTTAWA, March 12. LB--Canada's capital city fell today before an invasion of the country's war veterans. 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