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l S ! North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home %£L "TUB NKWSVAPEU THAT MAKES AJLL NOKTB IOWAKS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1RB GKKV1CE MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, MARCH 19, 1934 Tins PAPEK CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 138 How Watson Boom Began Reorganization of Party Discussed at Luncheon. By HERBEKT PLUMMER f A S H I N G T O N ' 'March' 19. (/R--They tell a story .in. senate cloak- .rpoms of how the Jim Watson-for- chairman of the r e p u b lican national committee boom started. A group of the more prominent republican senators were dining at a colleague's home in the capital. Over coffee and cigars the c o n v e r s a t ion drifted to reor- g a n i z ation of their party's machinery. The name of a prominent mid- westerner, not actively 'engaged in politics at the present, was mentioned as being the logical choice for committee chairman. There was a marked unanimity among those present. As a matter of fact, the more they discussed it the more enthusiastic they became. Only one appeared a bit skeptical-probably the most influential senator in the gathering. After a while lie remarked: Jim Watson Is Man. "If you are' looking for a chairman who knows his party, who has a republican record perhaps unequaled for loyalty, who epitomizes the popular conception of republicanism, then Jim Watson is the in an." It wasn't long before Watson's name was being mentioned among those likely to succeed to the chairmanship. But here's the story: Later, this same senator admitted he mentioned Watson's name primarily because his colleagues were GALL JOHNSON TO AUTO PARLEY too enthusiastic over the jer gentleman. / 'Come Up to Minnesota.' JTwo fonmer~tlrited States sena- jtors nW^t^^aa jbdembers ~ " J ' " {aouse-- Jamelr ?K. (publican _ /Johnson, farmer-labor" of Minneso" Ua. "' The polished and suave Wadsworth and the rough and ready Magnus locked horns the other day during debate on the Bankhead cotton control bill. The encounter was reminiscent of their days in the senate. Wadsworth, opposing- the bill, was asked by Johnson if it were not true that "chiseling" and "pulling the other way" on the part of republicans was retarding recovery. Wadsworth refused to answer, but Johnson insisted repeatedly. Finally Wadsworth told him he would answer his- question "at another time and, if necessary, in another place." "You come up to Minnesota, some 'time," shouted Johnson, "We'll talk it over any time!" The Campaign Cigar. The first harbinger of the 1934 political campaigns (the thousands of words of stump speeches which have gone into the congressional record, excepted) has appeared on the Washington scene. Appropriately enough, it is the miliar campaign cigar. Friends of Senator Connally of Texas, up for re-election, are passing out hundreds of "stogies" on capitol hill to visiting- Texans and others, labeled: "Re-elect Tom Connally to the United States Senate." S e n a t e Votes to Bar Politics in HOLC Appointments. BULLETIN WASHINGTON, March 19. (fP--President Roosevelt today recommended to congress creation of 12 credit banks to supply additional capitol for industry. WASHINGTON, March 19. OB-The Bankhead compulsory cotton :ontrol bill was passed today by the house. It now goes to the senate. The house count was 251 to 114. Its advocates urged enactment on .he ground that it would be a boon o cotton producers and opponents based their objection largely on the compulsion principle. Designed to stabilize cotton prices, he administration measure would imit production in the coming colon year to 10,000,000 bales and levy a tax of 50 per cent of the market value on staple produced in excess of quotas allocated to producers. Life of 2 Years. Termed an emergency measure, it would have a life of two years and could be extended a third year by presidential, proclamation. Production iii the second and third. MARTIN INSULL .TAKEN TO JAIL House Passes Cotton Control, Filipino Bills DEBATES ACT TO* OFFER MORE FOR SILVER IMPORTS Slture, growers approve con- ·0* tfce law The president would be empowered to suspend it at any time. Pass Philippine Bill. The McDuffie-Tydings Philippine independence bill then passed and was sent to the senate. It would grant the Philippines until Oct. 1 to organize a republic. There was not even a record vote in the hou». Having administration approval, the measure was brought up by Chairman McDuffie of the insular committee under a suspension of the house rules, which required at least a two-thirds majority for passage. Take Up Silver Bill. President Roosevelt requested the egislation, somewhat more liberal .ban the lapsed Hawes-Cutting act but embodying most of its important feaures. Early favorable senate action is expected by administration i followers. The house took up the Dies silver bill for a vote before adjournment tonight. The procedure under which the measure was called up by Chairman Somers of the coinage committee requires a two-thirds majority for passage. The Dies bill is to accept silver Martin Insull (left), brother of the fugitive Samuel Insull, Is shown cnroute to jail at Toronto, Canada, after it was ruled that he must return to Chicago to face charges in connection with the Insull utility empire's collapse. At right is a detective. (Associated Press Photo). Demands foy Cut Resumed Slash of 15 Per Cent Would Go }n Effect July 1. WASHINGTON, March 19. (tPI- Railway managers today renewei their demand on employes for a 1. per cent reduction in basic wages t become effective July 1. Previously, the managers .hac proposed that the present, 10 pe cent cut be continued until Apri 30, 1935. The employes refused tha flatly. Keep Sharp Watch. Kills Girl and Then Drowns Self in Well WEST BROOKFIBLD, Mass. March 19. CT)--Ralph Moulton. 25, killed his former sweetheart, Adella Swedalsky, 22,'with a knife today seriously wounded her sister, Algonia, 16, and then committed suicide by diving 'head' first into a well on the Swedalsky farm. imports at 25 per cent above {Turn to Pase 2, Column 4) the SKf Wea FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday, warmer Monday night and in west and south portions Tuesday. MINNESOTA: Partly cloudy to cloudy Monday night and Tuesday; rising temperature In west portion Tuesday. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning: Maximum Sunday Minimum in Night At 8 A. M. Monday Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Sunday, morning: Maximum Saturday 27 Minimum In Night 3 Trace 'of Snow S3 *»«» SI ASKS FIGURES ON VETS INCREASES Roosevelt .Told Amount Is 288 Million More Than Budget Allowances. WASHINGTON, March 19. C=R-President Roosevelt today called for the figures on the increases in veterans' allowances and government salaries voted in congress and was told that the sum is $288,000,000 above budget allowances. Representative Woodrum (D.. Va.), chairman of the house appropriations committee in charge of the bill, reported on the figures involved. He said that Mr. Roosevelt gave no expression of view, opinion was apparent but that the Mr. Roosevelt was not favorable to this increase in appropriation. His call for the figures involved n the upset made by congress in :he economy legislation was be- ieved by some to foreshadow a veto. The house and senate conferees will go into session Wednesday to adjust differences between the two chambers. The bill is expected to reach the white house late this week or early next. Shoud the president determine to veto the legislation, it is believed the administration will offer an immediate new plan on veterans and pay cut restoration. j Meanwhile, the administration kept sharp watch on a conferenci in New York to attempt to avert a threatened strike in the automobile industry. President Roosevelt had requested that the present railway wages be continued unchanged. The 10 per cent reduction has been in effect since 1D32. The managers left open for possible negotiation a resumption of their offer to accept a continuance of the 10 per cent deduction. Have No Alternative. "In the light of the position which you have taken, in respect to the matters which we have been considering at this conference," said the managers, "it would seem that we have no alternative except to with draw from your consideration our offer to defer a reduction in basic rates of pay which we made in an earnest and sincere effort to co-operate with the president of the United States in order to aid in effecting a national recovery during the year of 1934. "Notwithstanding- your declination on Saturday of this proposal we are still willing that you should consider it. Your continued declination will of course make it necessary that we withdraw it." lowans Offer Support. DES MOINES, March 19. (.P)-In a telegram to A. F. Whitney, president of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, the Iowa Farm Holiday association and the Iowa Farmers Union offered support to him in his "battle for justice." The telegram followed notice from Washington that railroad labor flatly rejected a suggestion that the present 10 per cent basic wage reduction be continued. Third Victim Dies in Stavisky Case FONTAINEBLEAU, F r a n c e , March 19. /P--Death claimed today its third victim in the Stavisky banking- scandal. Ernile Blanchard, high official of the ministry of agriculture, died in a hospital of complications arising from a suicide attempt. MEAT PACKERS Espe Attacks Plan Aimed a Stricter Control of Direct Buying. WASHINGTON, March 19. (JPi-- Meat packers counterattacked todaj on stock producers who are appear ing before the senate agriculture committee in behalf of legislation aimed at control of direct buying. Knute Espe, Des Moines, led thi opposition to the proposed Capper amendment to the 1921 stockyards act. "I see no necessity for such legislation," said the lowan, employe of the interior packers, and secretary of the Iowa Co-Operative Livestock Shippers association. Good As It Stands. He contended the act as it stands rives the secretary of agriculture the control of packers sought by the amendment of the Kansas senator. He insisted direct marketing was a normal reaction to development oi :he radio, hardsurfaced roads and irucking, which enables raiser to eep stock at home until a few lours before selling time, with full knowledge of monetary price shifts. Espe said this marketing method saved producers approximately 25 cents a hundredweight. No' Evidence Shomi. "There is no statistical evidence hat direct marketing has contributed to any change in the relative jrice of hogs and pork," he asserted. Espe, answering questions by ienator Norris (R-Nebr.), said he didn't believe direct marketing had iontributed to depression of live hog irices. He explained the drop with a eries of graphs, showing that all ood prices parallel the rise and fall if factory payrolls, with the disap- learance of foreign markets having an influence. · Supply and Demand. Espe told the Nebraska senator :e didn't believe "in the long run" irect buying or other artificial means could cheat the law of supply nd demand. Carried out 100 per cent, direct uying would eliminate public mar- ets, Norris insisted, inquiring ii he witness believed this would enefit producers. Espe said his contention was that j armers should have all available hannels for disposing- of stocks. GANGSTERS GET INSULL IN POWER ON BOAT, CLAIM To Hold F u g i t i v e for Ransom, According to Rumor. ATHENS, March 19. (.-B--A rumor that Samuel Insull is at the mercy of gangsters who slipped aboard his little Greek freighter in Piraeus harbor aroused excitement in Athens today. It "was said the gangsters intended to kidnap the 74 year old runaway from American justice and hold the former Chicagoan for ran- sam in Cretan caves or on islands nearby. Story Widely Played. Commenting- on this latest and wildest of all the sensational stories which accompanied Insull's most recent escape on the sluggish vessel Maiotis, police denied that any kidnapers could have boarded the ship while it was in the Athens port. Nevertheless, the gangster story was widely "played" in the Greek press. Aside from this, there seemed no foundation for the rumor other than the Piraeus harbor master's announcement that he had received no messages from the ship in which Insull is bound for some unknown asylum since 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Receive No K«ply, - !Bie-(Associated Preas-attempted *-o rb»«k the report-, bai received BO reply to"wireless queries sent direct to Icsull aboard the Maiotis. Until she passed out of Greek territorial waters, the vessel chartered by Insull was ordered to communicate regularly with the Port of Piraeus. Early today, officials announced the Maiotis had reported she was clearing these waters and OFFICERS KILL DILLINGER'S PAL would no longer be heard from. Exclusive Interview. No newspapermen are known to have boarded the Maiotis at Piraeus, hut nevertheless two Greek newspapers today printed what they claimed was an exclusive interview with Insull. "If I return to America they would kill me. It is the well known mania with which the American ;overnment has pursued me. I have many friends in America and also .nany enemies," Insull was quoted as saj'ing. Britisli Will Help U. S. LONDON, March 19. (.TJ--The British government, said a highly authoritative source today, will do anything in its power to meet any request by the United States government regarding Samuel Insull if the Chicago fugitive tried to land on British territory. Furthermore, the Associated 'ress was assured, British courtesy to the United States will be ex- ended in the matter to any territory vhere Great Britain has special reaty arrangements which would cover the case of the escaping Chi- ^agoan. This is where Herbert Youngblood, Negro companion of John Dillinger, notorious outlaw, met death during a, gun battle with sheriffs officers at Port Huron, Mich. Youngblood, who escaped Irom the county Jail at Crown Point, Ind., with Dllllngcr two weeks ago, Is shown, inset, in the hospital jnst before he died A sheriff and two deputies were wounded, one of them dj tag. -- ~Z~ Arm Police to Protect City, Councilman Urges "We Can't Yield to* -Bandit Rule," He Argues. 13,381 Iowa Home L o a n Applications Reported Approved DES MOINES, March 19. UP)-- !eis Botsford, Iowa manager Oi tiia Home Owners' Loan corporation, announced today that applications f 13,381 Iowa home owners have eceived preliminary approval for government loans. The amount involved in these ap- lications is $26,300,000, Botsford aid. Loans for 6,603 home owners have dually been closed and the mort- ages taken up. Federal disburse- lents on the closed loans are $3,44.100. Operation on Son of President Success WASHINGTON, March 19. «)-- John Roosevelt, youngest son of the president and Mrs. Roosevelt, underwent a successful appendicitis operation today at the naval hospital. Captain Ralph McDowell, chief surgeon, performed it. 8 Charges Filed in Disbarment Action Against Iowa Cityan IOWA CITY, March 19. (/P)-Eighteen charges of "disloyalty to clients and unprofessional conduct, 1 ' were filed here today against Vernon L. Sharp, Iowa City attorney, by a committee of the Johnson County Bar association. The formal charges submitted to District Judges Harold D. Evans and James P. Gaffney, allege that Sharp misappropriated funds entrusted to him by clients. Sharp was ordered to prepare an answer before May 1, 1934. That the Mason City police department must be adequately equipped to battle further bandit onslaughts on the community was the expression of Councilman H. M. Knudson Monday. Admitting that he inadvertently forgot to bring the matter up at the city council meeting Monday morning, Mr. Knudson declared emphatically that it is the duty of the city to exert every etfort to prevent a recurrence of such events as :he robbery of the First National bank last Tuesday. "I apologize for not bringing tha matter up at the council meeting" said Mr. Knudson. "I had intended :o, but numerous other council activities caused it to slip my mind. SJrouid Bo Immediate. "I admit that I don't know what additional equipment the police should have, but I feel we should take immediate steps to supply those needs, whatever they are. "I have no criticism to make of any of the officers or organizations in connection with the robbery of the bank, but I am not willing to admit that as a community there is more intelligence in a bunch of outlaws than in Mason City." Mr. Knudson's statement was the first expression of an apparent crystallization of public sentiment for adequate means with which to fight any further gang attacks. "I don't think all the responsibility is on the police." he added. "The bank should also be provided with the best means of combating robberies. Together we ought to be able, to provide means to prevent a repetition of the bank robbery." Gathering Clews. Meanwhile the work of gathering and following up clews continued on the part of city and county officers, assisted by state and federal men. Deputy Sheriff Max Studer and Detective James Buchanan of the Mason City police department returned from Sioux City Sunday with the report of no change in developments of investigations on- crning the robbery. The two loc.il officers had gone to Sioux City on a (Turn to PaKe. 2, Column 6) SUBSTITUTE LLON L Admits Holdups and Automobile Thefts WATERLOO. March 19. (.-Pi- Police are holding Harold W. Willfong-, 24, Storm Lake who they said confessed to holding up a filling station and the theft of three automobiles. In his confession, officials said Willfong implicated John Moth- movich, 23, Storm Lake. Wyoming Senator to Offer Plan; Army Resumes Its Job. WASHINGTON, March 19. -«-- Senator O'Mahoney (D., Wyo.) announced today he would offer a substitute for the administration's airmail bill which would provide for airmail transport on a basis similar to that used in carrying it by rail. The bill will provide for a complete divorce between carrying of the mail and the subsidizing of aviation. O'Mahoney, former assistant postmaster general, said he believed Senators Logan (D., Ky.), McGill (D.. Kans.) and Erickson (R., Mont.) favored such a measure. The administration bill provides for competitive bidding on contracts under drastic restrictions. ARMY ON JOB AGAIN By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Army planes resumed the task of flying the airmail Monday. Under ideal flying conditons, planes took off on time under the new schedule. The service was grounded a week ago. At the Chicago airport, planes carrying- mail left for Cleveland and the west coast. Airmail service also was resumed out of the other key cities specified in the eight new routes. The routes over which the army now is carrying the mail cover a PLAN COURSE OF ACTIONTOAVOID GIGANTIC STRIKE L e a d e r s of Industry in Closed Meeting at New York. · NEW YORK, March 19.(/B--Gen- Hugh S. Johnson, NRA administrator, left his hotel shortly before 2 p. m. today to join leading representatives of the motor car industry, who had been conferring for five hours on his- proposals to avert the threatened automobile workers' strike. Every important section of the automobile manufacturing business participated in the conference with the exception of Henry Ford. The leaders, called together to deal with the threat of a strike which has been set for Wednesday', comprised the directors of the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce, of which Mr. Ford is not a. member. Johnson on Hand. Johnson had been waiting in his hotel a few blocks away from the chamber's headquarters, ready to lend a hand if he were called upon. The automobile leaders were not taking- the public in on their deliberations as they discussed the possibility of the strike, which is the outgrowth of the American Federation of Labor contention that the manufacturers are seeking to deal only with company unions, and of the manufacturers' position that the only issue is "whether the automobile industry is to be run by the American Federation of Labor " · The strike : fected employ a tofaTc) sons. Both Sides Firm. The excutive committee of the code authority is composed of Walter Chryslen head'of the Chrysler company; Alfred Sloan, Jr., chief of General Motors and Alvan Macauley, president of the Packard company. John P. Smith, general counsel for General Motors, was called to the session as legal adviser. Botl' sides apparently were stand- ng firm in pre-meeting statements. The directors of the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce issued a statement last night saying the jnly issue is whether the motor car odustry "is to be run by the 'Vmerican Federation of Labor." Scores A. F. of L. The statement declared flatly: "The industry does not intend to -ecognize the American Federation if Labor as such, nor to enter into any part with it on behalf of its employes." The A. F. of L. leaders, denounc- ng company unions as not in accord with the collective bargaining n'ovisions of the NRA, ha.ve charged coercion and discrimination against workers desirous of bargaining- Jirough A. F. of L. unions. From ^resident William Green down they jave emphasized their intention to make it a national issue, declaring- heir belief that the fundamental 01 he NRA safeguards for labor arc nvolved. Compiled With NKA. The N. A. C. C., on the other land, declared: "The automobile nanufacturers have complied with .he NRA in letter and spirit. Every mploye has the right to be repre"- Tura to fane 2, Colnmn 2) Official Road Map distance about one-fourth as long- a., that previously' traveled by commercial companies. Fly Over g Routes. Here are the eight routes over which the array is operating the a-ii-mail--covering a distance of about one-quarter as long as that previously traveled by commercial companies: New York to Chicago and Chicago to San Francisco; Boston to New York; New York to Atlanta and Jacksonville; Chicago to Dallas: Salt Lake City to Seattle and Portland: Salt Lake City to San Diego; Cheyenne to Denver. Service was to have started also on a Chicago to St. Paul route, but postoffice officials said it would iOt be undertaken until later. Broad ribbons of the finest roads eckon tourists to America's famous esorts and havens. Plan your vaca- on now. A3 a special aid to tour- rts the Globe-Gazette offers an 01- cial road map of U. S., showing) celebrated resort areas in color, orth, south, each 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 35 cents, to cover cost, postage, and handling. Use this coupon. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic .1. Haskin, Director. Wnshington, D. C. I inclose 15 cents in -coin carefully wrapped J for the Official Road Map. Name Street City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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