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Thursday, March 15, 1934
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FOUR MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE foARCH 15 · 1934 f: V." - ! SEE INCREASED BRITISH TRADE PreridentY New "European Ambassador" Will Be Well Received. By BUBDETTE JOHNS tCowrtfht, IBM, to The AMHfetot rial.) LONDON, March 15.-- Richard Washburn Child, President Roosevelt's newly appointed "European ambassador," will be received cordially in highest government circles, 'it was learned today, and commercial interests see in his scheduled '.visit here a new move to increase J British-American business. Fending the outcome of the con- .'versations he will have here, British ; trade 'leaders and American inter- · ests believe an Immediate increase in commerce between the two countries depends largely on stabilization of foreign exchange and easier methods for the sale of British goods in the United States. New Trade Horteon. The British government recogniz- ·es that a new trade horizon has '.been brought into view by President ·Roosevelt's declarations on tariffs Tand kindred subjects recently. There is also an indication that the government here . intends to rely more in the future on bilateral negotiations with other countries for an upturn in British foreign trade. ' , Special mission has just been sent to Poland to discuss "what direction the .United Kingdom's exports to Poland can be increased," and business circles understand that this is the sort of "trading" that Britain will resort to from now on. It win be direct negotiation of concessions for/British .goods in exchange for concessions oh imports. Of Great Importance. British official circles have let it be known that any initiative on the -matter of increased American trade with. Great Britain should come from the United States. That is why Mr. Child's 'visit is regarded as of the- greatest importance. - There-has always been a wide dif- iertnce in the -volume of American purchases'.from, Britain and American sales, here. ·'Move the lines closer together if America wants a larger market In ·the British Isles," one trade leader asserted. "' . · ' , ' Urge Stabilized Dollar. He s'tated. in effect the eSs? 2 s s »- S3 ? s= buy from jou. - m «renti» makins- . Stabilization of the dollar it also \ urged here in all circles. \ \ What both British- and American N Clrclw want is some definite sort co-operatloal -They. TEACHES WOMEN ADMITS SENDING KIDNAP THREATS Filipino Implicates 2 More in St Louis Extortion Letters. Garner, home furnishing specialist in the extension service, Iowa State college, who through training schools for Farm Bureau women teaches such subjects M curtains for the home, reflnishlng furniture, slip-covering;, home dyeing and other matters pertaining to the better famishing of the home. REPORT PROGRESS IN IDENTIFICATION Fmn nut t prints we took from the car here Wednesday to make a check with the prints of Dillinger," said Officer Oulman. "The characteristics form a fairly good pattern; the core is shown but the delta is not evident It was a difficult proposition to get good prints from the car but with special equipment to step up the prints, there may be a rare possibility that an identification may be made." Officer Oulman said that it would probably be two or three days before word would be received from Washington, D. C., where the prints were sent for comparisons. The revolver left in the bank by the fleeing bandits was found, to be an army gun of the 1911 model, with the number 91620. It is being traced by army officers. Another gun, said to have been dropped in the gutter, when R. L. James was shot, was not located. Injured Recovering. James and Clarence Mc- gun , fire, were apparently making a successful recovery in local hospitals. Identifications of the leader of the gang as John Dillinger, Indiana ban- .dit, continued*! mount in. the sheriff «; -off ice. ' ' " ' · -"· - They fay that .an excellent opportunity prwsenUi itself. COMPROMISE ON VETERANS ISSUE OFFICER KILLED WHILE DRIVING Milwaukee Police Matron in Seriout Condition After Crash of Auto. WAUKEGAN, HI., March 15. (St-Death ended a wild automobile ride «arly today for Patrolman Paul W. Kittleman, Milwaukee, and his companion, Police Matron Lillian Ehlebracht, was -seriously hurt. Although- their car was found demolished against an electric light Dole, Coroner John L.' Taylor ol take .county said Kittleman died of «C bullet wound in the head. . Police, searching the car wreck- 3ge, found a pistol. ·Mrs. Bhlebracht denied she sho Kittleman as he drove her home from a party, but Sheriff Tiffany said he had -not been able to question her, because of her condition. An inquest into Kittleman's death was begun ly Dr. Taylor, but was adjourned after proof of death had been -introduced, without further testimony, to await the police investigation. SHIP'S CAT SAVED WITH REST OF CREW OF GUNBOAT FULTON HONG KONG, China, March 15. oft--The ship's cat of the U. S. gunboat Fulton was saved with the "rest of the crew" when the vessel burned north of here. "When we abandoned ship," a member of the crew recounted, "we looked for Billy--the ship's cat. "Finally, we found him playing around aft and dumped him in a potato basket. "He answered the roll call on the Cumberland'(H. M. S. Cumberland at Hong Kong) with the rest of us. "Are we proud of him? Boy, he flew from- Fance on the Memphis and once belonged to the commander of the Falkland. "He's got a history!" Recover 27 Bodies From Gavein Ruins ' BEIRUT, Syria, March 15. (JP ·^-Workers had recovered 27 bodies today from the ruins of an old three 'story building which collapsed yes- iterday. Of the many injured in the 'fall of the structure, which contained a. hotel .and a cafe,. 12 were seriously hurt. ·when ahd*n"'the picturef*rhu , istated he : rVas;nfidenitS*"saw Oil- 'linger and a 'Negro standing- on State street looking about Saturday afternoon. Looked Like Gangster. "There was something about him that- caused me to look at him," said Mr. Hayes. "He had a sallow skin and had all the appearances of a gangster." Mr. Hayes looked over several views of Dillinger in the sheriffs office and selected one that he nought was the best picture. "Thia man looked exactly like that," he said. · 'The possibility is that this was IM1- linger and the Negro, his man, Friday, who escaped with him from the Crown Point, Ind., jail. To Forward Material. The division of investigation of the United States department of county officials to forward all justice has asked local police ana material such as bullets, shells guns, etc., picked up at the scene of the robbery. Chief of Police E, J. Patton asks that anyone possessing a, shell or bullet left b; the bank .robbers bring them tr the police station.. These shells ar the only evidence to work on, ac cording to the police. The gun which was dropped b; one of the bandits outside has no been located, according to Chi« Patton and Sheriff J. M. Robertson Whoever picked up this gun is re quested to turn it in at the station Brady in City. Frank Brady, special agent of th justice department of Des Moines who is working under the dlrectlo of Park Finley of the Iowa de partment of justice, was in Maso City Thursday with approximate! 1,000 photographs of bank robber and gangsters, to ate in the invest gation. He interviewed several of the wi' nesses and compared descriptions o members of the gang with photo graphs of criminals listed in the bu reaii records in Dea Moines, but dl not commit himself as to the iden tity of any of the men. Could Do Nothing. Chief Patton is convinced of utter futility of outward force in dealing with the bank bandit "The fact that Jim Buchanan b hind the stone and John Wallac deputy sheriff, behind the mon ment with a machine gun could e nothing shows that we would ha- been unable to cope with the situ tion no matter how much equipmen we would have had," he said. That the situation must be m by equipment inside the bank was the opinion of the chief. Members of the police force a convinced the practice discontinue two years ago of having an armi police car standing ready for a tack mornings and evenings aero the street from the bank wou have been of no avail. "It Was Dangerous." "The practice was positively dan gerous," said Frank Sanford, Chi of police at the time the system wa used. "The first thing the band! would have done is to come up ui awares, got the drop on us and *"' WASHINGTON, March 15. The arrest ot Manuel C. Lopez and a "complete confession" for sending extortion letters to Louis Hager of St Louis, threatening kidnaping of his 3% year old son, were announced yesterday by the Justice department Taken with Lopez at New Orleans today was Andrew Hatoe, another Filipino, the justice department said, adding that Lopez implicated Haime and George Cubano, also a Filipino. Investigator* sought Cubano in St. Louis. Hager, of the C. Hager and Sons Hinge Manufacturing company, received several anonymous letters through the mails. The first, dated Sept. 25, told of a plot under way to kidnap his son for f 100,000 and offered to disclose the plans for Further letters were received Oct. 1 and Oct. 5, again threatening kidnaping and requesting that 15,000 be thrown off a Rock Island train leaving St. Louis at 11:35 p. m. Oct 12, for Kansas City. A dummy package was tossed off the train on a flashlight signal but officers were unable to locate the extortionist. The department said handwriting experts discovered a similarity between the extortion letters and the handwriting of Loper, a former employee. This led to his arrest TIGHTENS RULES ON CONTRACTORS Roosevelt Says Government Contracts Must Come Under NRA. WASHINGTON, March 15. (-President Roosevelt today tightened up the regulation! requiring that all contractors dealing with the government comply with the NRA codes of fair competition. In a long executive order the president placed full authority in the hands of the -industrial recovery administrator to deal with government contractors. AD States and Cltte*. The order also requires all contracts and purchase orders authorized by any state, municipal corporation, local ·ubdivision, person or corporation "in connection with projects carried out or to be carried out, wholly or in part, with ifidjrloaHied~or granted byTM *»y igency of the United States," fhould me under the provisions of the RA order. The industrial recovery adminis- ator was given power to make ex- ptions in specific cases "when- er such action shall be recom- ended to him by an agency of the nited States and when in the judg- ent of the administrator, justice public interests will best be erved thereby." Fine and Prison. A maximum fine of $500 and a sentence of six months Imprisonment were provided as a penalty to alse certification. The order stipulates all bidders or government contracts must cer- ify "that the bidder is complying with and will continue to comply irith such approved code of fall ompetition .to which he is subject, nd if engaged in any trade or in- .ustry for which there is no ap- jroved code of fair competition, then .stating that as to such trade or industry he 'has ', become a party to and is complying with and will con- Inue to comply with an .agreement with tie president under section 4 (A) of the National Industrial Recovery act." an agreement. As the threat of a presidential veto waa waved repeatedly over the senate amendments, substantial house majorities voted for compromise proposals not far removed from those proposed by toe administration. Amendments Arc Adopted. Here are the amendments adopted by the house: A J90,000,000 compromise by Representative Taber (R.-N. Y.) to re-, store 28,000 World war presumptive cases to the pension lolls permanent at 75 per cent of the amount received btfore the economy act. Increased allowances to disabled World war veterans, to cost about 130,000,000. ,, Reiteration of about 151,600,000 to Spanish-American war veterans through resumption of 75 per cent of their pre-«conomy act pensions. Restoration of five per cent of the federal employes 15 per cent pay cut now, and another five per cent July BepretenU Middle Ground. The Taber compromise represented a middle ground between the more costly amendment voted by 4 EARTH SHOCKS IN NORTH UTAH 'ir$t Most Severe; Streams of Water Issue From Fissures. SALT LAKE CITY, March 15. UP) --Fourth earth movements, the first severe, were felt in this city and throughout northern Utah early to- ay--the scene of repeated vibra- Jons,last Monday. The most severe tremor was felt t 5:02 a. m., and others at 5:30, :*6 and 6:57 a. m., (mountain tandard time.) Reports received here from the Locomotive Springs area in Bpxelder ounty, center of last Monday's uake, said streams of black water isued from several fissures when he 8:02 a. m., disturbance was felt. 'he fissures, many of them more ban a foot wide and hundreds of eet long, appeared in the ground during the quake earlier in the week. No damage was reported today. Last Monday plaster fell and walls were cracked. the senate and the compromise offered by the administration. The Roosevelt proposal would have restored the same men to the rolls until their cases had been determined by boards of review. The federal pay compromise was the same as that offered by the administration. The senate had voted restoration of the full 15 per cent cut on July 1. The house eliminated an amendment by Senator Borah (R.-Idaho) which would have barred this restoration of pay to those receiving more than $6,000 a year, including members of congress. It also eliminated an amendment giving added benefits to the victims and dependents of the Shenandoah, Akron and j-3 dirigible disasters: CITY MASS OF SMOKING RUINS La Libertad Leveled by Fire After Explosion Which Kill* 150. SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador March 15. UP--Much of the city ol La Libertad is a mass of smoking ruins today--leveled by fire which spread after a port explosion in which about 150 persons were killed The blast, wbich could be heard here In the capital about 90 mile* from a ship at the docks. · Fire broke out Flames spread quickly to building* and" swept dve many blocks. The city hall and r church were among lie importan buildings consumed. Hundreds of firemen were rushe from San Salvador along wit: scores of relief workers. Today, national guardsmen an Red Cross workers were joined b officials in directing remaining rea cue work. LINDBERGH URGED AGAIN, DECLINES (Continued From r«i« 1) vate flying companies on charges of "collusion." "The condemnation of · commercial aviation by cancellation of all airmail contracts and the use o£ the army on commercial air lines will unnecessarily and greatly damage all American aviation." Invited to serve on the committee with Lindbergh were Orville Wright, Clarence Chamberlin and others. Wright declined for reasons of health, but Chamberlin accepted saying: "They picked a committee thai represents views on both sides oj the fence. The army is perfectly capable of flying the mail, but it needs more training, more equipment, more time." There was no indication today as to whether Lindbergh would reconsider his refusal to serve. At President Roosevelt's order a survey designed to produce a new air policy for the United States was pressed. There were some indications that the upshot may be a proposal to set up an agency to control all aviation -- army, navy and civil. Speculation along the line has gone as far as a forecast that Brig Gen. William Mitchell may be put in charge of this all potent agency "Olad" to Appear. WASHINGTON, March 15. (J Charles A. Lindbergh notified thf senate postoffice committee by tel today he would be "glad" to Three Bandits Raid Chicago Restaurant CHICAGO, March stS. l»--Three robbers invaded the Henrici restaurant on Randolph street today whili a dozen patrons were at breakfast, went to the third floor offices ana forced the cashier to hand over $3,000 cash. - . testify on the permanent air man legislation. ·Lindbergh was among a numbe: of .prominent aviators invited. 3 Men and Woman Killed When Train Strikes Their Auto FLINT, Mich., March 15. CI-- ' Three men and a woman, Negro cafe entertainers, were killed today when their car was struck by a Grand Truck freight train. The dead: Lawrence Nay, 38; his wife, Gladys, 25; and Hurle Nay, 30. and Harry Nay, 30, "twin brothers. Two others in the car, Gypsie Nay, 34, and Minnie Smith, 19, were seriously injured. All had come recently from Omaha to fill an engagement in a Flint restaurant. the guns away.-Or they might not have paid any attention to us. There was nothing that could have been done." After the Sioux Falls robbery when the warning was sounded by the Northwest Bancorporation, parent company, to its banks, local bank officers discussed the matter of protection with: the police chief. Negotiations had not been completed when the robbery had occurred. The police chief stated there were not sufficient men on the force to put extra officers on auch special duty. The bank offered to pay for putting on extra men, and plans were under way for arrangement of the matter when the robbery occurred. Would Have Hit Crowd. A study of the situation, however, has convinced the police chief that men on guard at the corner would have been of no use and might have complicated matters. "If anyone had Wiled one of the bandits the possibilities are they would have opened up on that crowd," Chief Patton stated. "Furthermore there would have been no use in following them. Risacher and I got within range of them, but did not dare to shoot. They did sl--ot. What could we do? Nothing." There is no doubt the problem lies within the four walls of the bank. If there had been sufficient tear gas to have completely blinded everybody the bandits would not have proceeded far. Included Others. That the holdup gang included a number of persons in addition to those who appeared on the scene of the robbery and the drivers of the reserve cars is the belief of Sheriff Robertson on reports from various sections of the county. The sheriff is convinced there were men circulating through the crowd without visible weapons ready to take the stage at a moment's notice. The First Robins Are Singing Grey Rukica fora glorious Easier Day Widths AAA to C The very things you want in a shoe . . . swagger all-leather heels, lighter Kid kiltie for contrast . . . and simple lines of perforations. It's j v $ t a$ s m a r t in Parchment or W h i t e . 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