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.; K c M * A T T - r OF i ;:,',' t. l\-1 I H r ·'; I ., North Iowa'$ DAILY PAPER #dif erf for Me ffome "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS' 1 HOME E D I T I O VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPT ABSOCLA.TED PKEB8 LEASED WIKI BERV1CB MASON CITY, IOWA, THUKSDAY, MARCH 15, 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 135 Would Save OldBuilding Supreme Court Will Move to Its New Quarters. By HERBERT PLUMMKB A S H I N G T O N March 15. UP)-A move to pre serve the Unite States suprem court chamber in the capitol afte the nation's high est tribunal take up its residenc in magnlficen new q u a r t e r , across "the hill' has been launchec in the senate. Senator Robinson of Arkansas t h e democrat!, leader, Is advanc ing the idea. It is peculiarly fitting that the senate should take the initiative. The room as it now stands is structurally the same as it was when the senate occupied i from 1819 to 1859, with only two exceptions. There's a false floor covering the old flooring of the senate room, anc an iron gallery which extendec around the back of the room has been removed. From 1800 to 1S09, senators seats actually were in the room be* low now occupied by the supreme court library. The room then extended up through two stories. When Capitol Burned. In 1809 a floor was constructed at the present level and the senate moved upstairs, where it remained until 1814 when the British burned the capitol. After reconstruction it again occupied the same room from 1819 to 1859. Rich In historical associations both of the days when the senate sat there as well as of the 75 years which have elapsed since, the dignified old chamber is on the beaten path of tourists, who daily throng "Almost any hour of the ' liters m»y be Men Pdoor listening to t a guide explaining it 'past and present glories. · ; Now that : steps are being taken to make of It a kind of memorial chamber it may continue more than ever before as an attraction for the thousands who visit Washington. Chamber of Oratory. It will be possible to stand on the /spot where John C. Calhpun sat while in the senate. Daniel Webster's great efforts as a senatorial orator are historically associated with the chamber "whose very air," as someone has said, "seems yet to vibrate beneath the strokes of his deep tones and his weighty words." On the outer circle can be seen the space occupied by the impetuous and ardent Henry Clay, as well as Benton, Leigh, Wright and Clayton. "This hall," said Senator Crittenden of Kentucky on the day the senate left in 1859, "seems to be a local habitation for their names. It is full of the pure odor of their justly earned fame." INSULL FLEES TO ESCAPE ARREST Report Progress in Identifying Bank Robbers FIRST NATIONAL PLANSNEWTEAR GAS EQUIPMENT Patton R e c e i v e s Batch of Pictures From St. Paul. Further progress in the identification of the seven machine gun bandits who Tuesday afternoon held up and robbed the First National bank of Mason City and escaped with $52,000 in currency was announced by local enforcement officers Thursday. Meanwhile steps.were being taken at the First National bank to install more efficient tear gas equipment. Officers of the institution were convinced of the efficacy of the gas as a deterrent to bandit operations in Tuesday afternoon's experience, pointing out the only flaw in the situation was that there was not enough of the gas. The tear gas system contemplated and even discussed before the rob- jery was one with tear guns stationed at intervals about the bank, vhich could be released by buttons and foot levers. Gets Pictures. E. J. Patton, chief of police, Thursday morning received a consignment of pictures from the rogue's gallery of the St. Paul po- ice. ,Of: these, bank employes posi- ively identified one «nd pointed to Lindbergh UrgedAgain to Aid Probe, Declines Thanks Dern for His* Telegram Following First Refusal. Wedne»djty night hostagrcJnucn ified George "Baby Face" Nelson wanted for bank robbery, and Jo eph Burns, one of Dillinger's old :ssociates, as occupants of the ban,its' car. A picture of Frank Carpenter sought by Sheriff J. M. Robertson n the grounds he resembled John Dillinger, Indiana desperado, be- eved by some to have been the eader of the gang, was also includ- d in the St. Paul allotment. But in his picture Carpenter had a mous- ache, adding difficulty to attempts o identify him as the bold bandit ·ho superintended the operations rom a nlace in front of the bank. Identifications Made. Identifications were made by ank employes, Carroll D. Mulcahy, NEW YORK, March 15. W--Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, in a telegram to Secretary of War George H. Dern today, reiterated his refusa: to take part, "directly or indirectly," in the secretary's investigation into army aviation. "I want to thank you for your telegram and to assure you that I deeply appreciate the honor of being asked to serve on the committee," Col. Lindbergh's telegram read. "I do not feel that I can take part directly or indirectly in the operation by the military forces of American business and commerce." "The army is now being used to operate the commercial airmail system. Consequently I regret extremely to reply again that I do not feel I can serve on a committee which is charged to study and report upon the performance of the army air corps in its mission to carry the airmail and directed by executive order." Colonel Lindbergh was not present when the message was made public. The telegram was given out at the office of Col. Henry Breckinridge, Lindberg's attorney, by 01:2 of his secretaries. Refuses to Take "No." WASHINGTON. March 15. (IF*-The government declined today to :ake "no" for. an answer from Col. Charles A..Lindbergh. The flying colonel, ^denouncing ing _ colone ~~ Sv.ny Beer in Iowa to Be Stronger Friday as Law Goes in Effect DBS MOINES, March 15. UP)-After midnight tonight the beer is stronger in Iowa. For publication of the new beer law, required by law before the statute becomes effective, was to be made today. The publication of the new bill was ordered in two weekly newspapers appearing today, the secretary of state's office said. If that is done, the higher powered beer may be sold after midnight tonight. The secretary of state expects to receive proof of publication tomorrow. The. new law allows the sale of 4 per cent beer by weight and loosens the restrictions on retail sales. The measure, passed by the special session, was signed Saturday by Gov. Clyde Herring and automatically becomes effective after publication in two Iowa weekly newspapers. ruggist, and others taken as host- es. Photos identified by witnesses will be returned to the chief of detectives of the Minneapolis police and full information will be re ceived. Fingerprints of John Dillinger were received Thursday by Sheriff J. M. Robertson but the comparison with the local prints taken from the steering wheel of the car Wednesday by Ray Oulman, superintendent of records at the Mason City police department, and John Wallace, deputy sheriff, could not be made here. To Make Check. "There is s. possibility that there are enough characteristics in the (Turn ta Page t, Column 2) FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair Thursday night and Friday. Slightly colder Thursday night. Considerably colder Friday, MINNESOTA: Generally fair Thursday night and Friday; colder Thursday night; much colder Friday. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 42 Minimum In Night 19 At 8 A. M. Thursday 40 NEAR DEADLINE ON INCOME TAX If Returns Are in Mail on Thursday Fine Will Not Be Levied. WASHINGTON, March 15. (.P)-Midnight rings the curfew for 1933 income tax returns. Officials indicate that if tax returns get in the mail today, the government won't be too harsh aboutthat 25 per cent fine for latecomers, but a much longer delay will require explanation. This year last minute taxpayers make affidavits on their income with full knowledge of the president's new policy that where glaring inaccuracies apear, the government will leave to a grand jury decision the question of whether criminal or civil proceedings against the taxpayer are in order. Between 200 and 300 old cases now are being prepared for grand jury investigations. The rule applies to the big taxpayer and the small, and officials expect it to continue unchanged for 1933 returns. Whether because of these cases :r otherwise, Secretary Morgenthau, : inds March income tax collections for the first 12 days of March to- .aling 533,073,000 as compared with ^10,377,000 a year ago. FARM LEADER DIES JOHN A. SIMPSON » , w ~ , ^ ^ / ing the airmail over to the army, spurned last night Secretary of . War Dern's invitation to help in a j broad study of army aviation. Early today a conciliatory answer was sent the airman. In it Secretary Derh said: "Your telegram indicates a misconception of the purposes of the committee on which I asked you to serve. Wants Study Board. "I desire a comprehensive studj of army aviation in which carrying airmail will figure only incidental ly as a lesson in determining the efficiency or shortcomings 'of th army air corps, regarding which the public is bewildered so far as national defense is concerned. "I am sure your counsel would be very valuable." The new break between the famous airman and the administration over the airmail controversy stirred much interest today. Such terms as "unfair," "unjust" 'and "contrary to American principles" dotted the telegram in which Lindbergh turned down the war department's invitation. Appreciates Honor. "I greatly appreciate," Lindbergh said, "the honor of your request that I become a member of a special committee to study and report upon army aviation in relation to national defense," the telegram be: an. "I would, of course, be glad to contribute, in any way that I can to the maintenance of an adequate national defense. However, accord- ug to the announcement by the var department, this committee is o study, and report upon performance by the army air corps in its mission to carry the airmail as di- ·ected by executive- order. "I believe that the use of the army air corps to carry the airmail vas unwarranted and contrary to \merican principles. Unjust to Air Lines. "This action was unjust to the air lines whose contracts were cancelled without trial. It is unfair to the personnel of the army air corps who had neither equipment designed for the purpose nor adequate time for training in a new field. "It has unnecessarily greatly damaged all American aviation." His closing sentence was similar to an earlier criticism he levelled at the administration on Feb. 11, soon after the postoffice department took the mails away from pri- Tnrn to Pane 4. Column B) Kills Wife After His 70th Birthday Party PITTSBURGH, Pa., March 15. UP) --Members of J. M. Caine's family gave a party for him yesterday in honor of his seventieth birthday. Shortly after the party, police officers said, Caine killed his wife, seriously wounded a visitor and tried to end his own life. Caine told police he was despondent. Farmers Union President Dies in Washington Simpwn Had Been Leader in Agriculture's Battles for 20 Years. WASHINGTON, March 15. Cfl- John A. Simpson, 63, of Oklahoma City, president of the National Farmers union and for two decades a leader in the battles of the American agriculturist, died early today in Emergency hospital here. The last act of his long career before legislative bodies was an appearance yesterday before the senate finance committee, where he spoke in opposition to a proposed federal gasoline tax. He left the committee room and collapsed in the senate office building with a heart ailment that had necessitated frequent treatment for some time. Physicians ascribed his death to coronary thrombosis, which was described as a clogging of the arteries leading to the heart. The body will be sent to Oklahoma City probably tomorrow. 20 Turbulent Years. OKLAHOMA CITY, March 15. W) --John A. Simpson's 20 years of farm leadership were turbulent ones. They took Mm into bitter controversies, national political campaigns, attacks on national administrations and dozens of stump tours in which he shouted the demands of his followers. For the last three years Simpson had been fighting for a law to guarantee cost of production prices for farm products consumed in this country. He was also one of the leading, advc-ites of currency and credit expansion. Surviving are the widow, two sons, William B., Oklahoma City, and John B., Bethany; and four daughters, Mrs. Pursell Graham, Mrs. Howard Hollingsworth, Oklahoma City; Miss Mildred Simpson, Bethany, ar" Mrs. A. H. Bergthold, Weatherford, Okla. It was expected his body would lie in state in the Oklahoma capital here, probably next week. Everson New President. PIERRE. S. Dak., March 15. (.* --The death of John A. Simpson puts E. H. Everson of South Da- iota at the. head of the National REFUSED RECOGNITION BY AUTO INDUSTRY Green Warns of Danger of "Greatest Strike in History." WASHINGTON, March 15. UP) --Flat refusal to recognize labor unions was voiced before the national labor board today by automobile spokesmen shortly after William Green, president of the American federation of labor, had asserted elsewhere that the auto industry "is on the verge of one of the greatest strikes in the history of the nation." Green made his statement to a senate committee considering the Wagner bill to outlaw company unions and make permanent the labor board as a court for industrial labor disputes. Railroad Pay Cut. At the same time, representatives of railway labor and the management sought a decision on their pay cut dispute. The employers want to cut the basic pay 15 per cent instead of the present temporary 10 per cent slash. It was believed likely in circles close to the administration that there would be no change in tho present situation. President Roosevelt has asked the managers not to press for any further decrease. Readers of the automobile industry told the board tffiey also de- tion over oispute* with their workers. Statement of Attitude. A definite statement of the attitude of General Motors corporation was presented by William S. Knudsen, executive vice president, after n long list of employe representatives had complained of corle violations a n d discrimination RELEASED ON BAIL . ST. LOUIS, March 15. (/P-Mrs. Nellie Muench, sought since her indictment with live men two days ago in the 1931 kidnaping of Dr. I. D. Kelley, surrendered in Circuit Judge Robert McElhmney's court here todaj and was released under «50,eOft baiL President's Wife, Party Meet Delay Arrive at Haiti After Hour's Halt Due to Rainstorm. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 15. UP)--Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and her party arrived aboard the airliner Caribbean Clipper at 12:50 p. m. today on a flight from San Juan, P. R., and will remain here overnight before continuing to Miami, Fla. They were delayed an hour by a tropical rainstorm. Forced to Turn Back. SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS, Dominican Republic, March 15. JPi --Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and her party, traveling in a big Pan- American Ainvays flying boat, were blocked by a rainstorm ovet Haiti today and returned to this airport after flying 120 miles west. Tlie big plane had arrived here at 7:05 E. S. T. after a flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico. It took oft a short time later on the return to Miami. A terrific downpour of rain, however, reduced the visibility over the mountains of Haiti which occupies the western half of the island on which is situated the Dominican Republic. The pilot, taking no chances, turned back. Compromise on Veterans Issue Seen as Likely against union m e n a s causes lead- f t r c t. J IKK to the recent strike caiis in Lonlerecs rrom senate and Michigan and other automobile manufacturing areas. Knudsen's statement, read by John Thomas Smith, general counsel for the corporation, stated emphatically: "We are prepared so far as w." legitimately can to see to it that no group of our employes, not ever a single employe, shall be coerced nto being represented by any works council, labor union or outside representation, not of their own choosing." Farmers union. As vice president of ;he national P--"iHation, Everson automatically succeeds Simpson in :he presidency. Under usual procedure, Everson will serve until the union's annual election next November. Hearings Closed on Communications Act WASHINGTON. March 15. (/B-The senate interstate commerce .ommittee today closed public hear- ngs on the communications bill, with Chairman Dill (D., Wash.) announcing he would ask apointment f a subcommittee to investigate he American Telephone and Telegraph company. Decides to Pay His 4 Cent Income Tax in 4 Installments KANSAS CITY, March 15. (^Pi- Informed amounted that to 4 his income tax cents, a taxpayer asked Dan N. Nee, collector, if he might pay it in four quarterly installments. Nee told him it was his privilege under federal regulations. "Well, I want to do it that way," said the taxpayer slapping a copper coin on the desk. TEAR GAS USED TO SUBDUE MOB 400 Pickets Try to Prevent Case Employes From Going to Work. RACINE, Wis., March 15. UP)-Tear gas and clubs were used by Racine police today to subdue a crowd of 400 pickets attempting to prevent office employes from entering the main building of the J. I. Case company at whose two plants here a strike of more than 1,500 workers has been in progress for several weeks. Ernest Siewert, 61, a pattern worker at the plant, was taken to a hospital for treatment for lacerations received when clubbed by an officer. Siewert was one of six men taken into custodj 1 . He had stooped over, Siewert said, to pick up a glove which he liad dropped. When he arose he was struck, by an officer who presumably thought Siewert was reaching for a rock to hurl in the melee. When the pickets began blocking :he entrance to office workers all available police, including the night detail, were called to the scene. After they had been dispersed, the pickets marched to the city hall »vhere they planned a dcmonstra- House Plan to Try for Agreement. WASHINGTON, March 16. c.f)-- The many millioned veterans' benefit issue, productive of turbulent uprisings in both senate and house, was headed today toward a compromise acceptable to President Roosevelt. Behind closed doors, possibly late today, conferees from senate and house planned to try for an agreement on payments to veterans and government workers. Suddenly softened demands were voted by the house last night. The senate some time ago tacked amendments on the independent offices bill, adding about ,$354,000,000 :o veterans benefits and payments to federal employes. This the administration considered a blow at : economy program and a veto by the president was threatened. Measure IB Modified. The house modified the measurt last night, cutting the expenditures j down to about 5261,000,000. House democrats, after once bolting their -leaders, capitulated suddenly last .night to open the .way to (Turn .to raze -I. Column 4 Ship Reports Being Looted by Pirates Off Coast of China HONGKONG, March 15. KB--Tie Norwegian S. S. Norviken reported today it had been looted by pirates early Tuesday morning off Turnabout island in Formosa strait, 60 miles southeast of Foochow. Its officers said 22 pirates boarded the ship at sea. There were no casualties. DRESSES UP AS WOMAN TO GET PAST HIS GUARD Fugitive Believed to Be on His Way to Paris; Wife Questioned. · ATHENS, March 15. W)-- Samuel Instill, Sr., wanted In Chicago on charges of embezzlement and grand larceny, fled from his apartment home early today and It was believed he was on his way to Paris. He was said to have escaped dressed as a woman. After hours of official silence and dozens of conflicting' unofficial rumors, the government, through the department of alien control, admitted officially that the 74 year old former utilities czar had escaped. Through 1'olice Cordon. Insull apparently made his escape through a police cordon that surrounded his home where he has been in refuge from American authorities more than a year. Mrs. Insull, wife of the American utilities magnate, was taken to the police station for examination after it became known her husband had fled from his apartment. A maid and a woman friend of Insull who has aided in nursing him were also taken to the police station for questioning. Left During Night. According to the report, the man long sought by American authorities, slipped quietly from the luxurious flat at 2 a. m. toVay. Officers were said 'to be uTi^w their unwelcome -rtsttor hadi , ." until hoijTB later. t j ' GLOBE-GAZETTE TO GIVE ONLY REPORT The Globe-Gazette will bring its readers the only reports available on the Mason City- Roosevelt of Des Moines basketball game in the first round of the state tournament at Cedar Falls, Thursday night. There will be no radio broadcast. AH games, except the Mason City-Roosevelt meeting, will be on the air, but commercial programs conflict with the radio transmission Thursday evening, between 8 and 9 o'clock. Beginning shortly after 8 o'clock, a running account of the game will be "broadcast" from loudspeakers at the Globe-Gazette front entrance. The story will come to Mason City by special telephone wire, and two members of the Globe-Gazette sports staff will be at Cedar Falls to handle the transmission. Following the game, an extra edition of the Globe-Gazette xvill carry the full account of the contest. Watch for both services to Globe-Gazette readers! The speech amplifier equipment will be furnished by Paul's Radio Service of Mason City. Guessing Weights to Depend on Eye CHICAGO, March 15. LP)--Guessing- weights at the World's fair this year is to be a test of visual accuracy. The contracts with weight guessers specify that no prospective person can be touched, not even a quick pat on the aroi to see if it's muscle or padding in the sleeve. DAVENPORTAND BURLINGTON WIN Go Into Second Round With Victories Over Clarinda and Charles City. BULLETIN CJ3DAR FALLS, March 15.-East Sioux city defeated Diagonal 23 to 19 at the state high school basketball tournament here this afternoon. CEDAR FALLS, March 15. (IP-Davenport rugged, smooth working team used substitutes freely to roll over Clarinda 46 to 30, earning the right to meet Burlington in one of tomorrow's second round games of the state high school basketball tournament. Paced by Roy Schiebel and Lem- vil Simmons, the Dax-enport five piled up a 23 to 11 load at the half. Coach Paul Moon used substitutes throughout most of the second half and the game turned into a free scoring battle. Bobby Franklin and Noble Johnson led a belated Clarinda rally, Franklin sinking them from a'll angles to lead both teams in scoring with four baskets and five free throws. Simmons led Davenport with 12-points. Burlington fought its way past the first round by winning the opening contest from Charles City 21 to 18. It was a close, hard fought battle, with Charles City's accuracy from the free throw line keeping the North lowans in the running. Charles City built up a 7 to ." lead by the middle of the first half, but lost the advantage as the Gray Hounds evened the count and then went ahead 13 to 9 at the half. Carl Burnett of Charles City scored the first point of the tournament on a free throw and Marvin Darnall, Burlington center, made the first basket- · w_-V*»\"\ ua V'«-a-"»S^~or T«==~i--" ernnSsnt OHicjajjjiuMlsetJared Inss, tad to leave Greece before midnight. DANUBlNrTAN IS MAPPED OUT Economic Independence of Austria Schemed by 3 Premiers. ROME. March 15. tSB--A concrete plan for the economic independence of Austria was formulated today by Premier Mussolini of Italy, Chancellor Dollfuss of Austria, and Premier Goemboes of Hungary. The three premiers also laid plans for the improvement of the economic situation of the Danubian states. They met in Venezia palace at 4 p. m. with their respective diplomatic representatives and commercial experts. Fulvio Suvich, undersecretary of foreign affairs, conducted them to II Duce's huge office. Circles close to the government said it was logical to hope the plans would create a new era in southeast Europe. They reiterated these plans will, serve as a basis for an invitation to France. Germany and the little entente to participate in an economic agreement. Postmaster at Lacona. WASHINGTON, March 15. (IP)-The postoffice department has announced appointment of Frank F. Konrads, as postmaster at Lacona, Iowa. Official Road Map Broad ribbons of the finest roads beckon tourists to America's famous resorts and havens. Plan your vacation now. As a special aid to tourists the Globe-Gazette offers an official road map of U. S., showing 50 celebrated resort areas in color. North, south, eacii and west--every city has a playground within easy driving distance. A copy of the Official Road Map, 28 by 42 inches in size, will be sent to any address for 15 cents, to cover cost, postage, and handling. Use this coupon. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskln, Director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped) for the Official Road Map. Name , . . , . . , ,, , Street ,..., City , State , ,,, (Mall to Washington, D. C.) , . - j)L ' '\ =5« - " '

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