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ivvruiiuwas JfRA DAILY PAPER W Edited for the Home £~~ THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PKZJSS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO.. 141 :L No Signs of Session End White House at Sea Just as Much as Leaders. By HERBERT PLTJMMER A S H I N G T O J S March 22. (. The white hous 5« apparently is a. much at sea as 1 when congres will wind up bus iness in the pres ent session as ar the leaders o capitol hill. A recent sug gestion t h a democratic leac era had intimate if the Fletcher Rayburn bill t r e g u l a t e th stock market be comes too in volved in its leg islative journey it might be side tracked for this session was com municated to the white house. The response was that it woul be better to wait and see, since n one seemed to know at this dat how long the session will last. Senator Vandenberg of Michigai was questioning a representative of the department of agriculture on administration proposals for estab lishing domestic sugar production quotas to prevent expansion of the industry. Michigan is the third beet sugar producing state. Beet Story Killed. After he had maneuvered his wit ness into a strategic position, hi produced a news release issued from the department of interior tell ing how public funds had been al lotted for a beet sugar project in one of the western states. "There seems to be a lack of cooperation here, don't you think?' asked Vandenberg. Whether this was the reason or not, a short time later a mandatory "kill" of the news release was laid down on : the desks of Washington correspondents. It wasn't the fault of Senator Hastings of Delaware, chairman o: the. republican.. senatorial elections v f c . ' . ' democratic . ''shooters -who undertook to chide Sim for criticizing, the administration's recovery program. He did his best to. come to Fess' assistance, "but couldn't quite make it. His repeated, attempts to get in the fray got no further than a mere Series of: "Mr. President!" Hell on the Wiibash. Representative Gray's threat that there "will be hell on the Wabash" If former Senator Jim Watson attempts to dislodge him from his seat in the house in the coming elections is no idle one. The tall, angular Indiana congressman is what is known "on the hill" as a recurrent member. He served in the sixty-second, sixty-third and sixty-fourth congresses. Then followed a lapse of many years from 1917 to 1932 when he came back as a member of the present congress. "Mr. Watson," says Gray, "is a good man and a great campaigner." "But," he adds "I have some little qualifications in that line myself." Iowa Liquor Stores Not Likely to Open Until First of June DES MOINES, March 22. UP)-Some clerical workers for the state liquor.' control commission are expected to be put to work within the next ' several weeks, although it probably will be about the first of June before state stores will be opened, members of the commission Said today. Clarence McClurg, Spencer, personnel director for the commission has begun interviewing applicant; for positions, which will be fillec from lists submitted by the director The commission said that it was doubtful whether any stores can be opened before June. LABOR LEADERS AT WHITE HOUSE Wreck of Plane Missing for 20 Months Found HOUSE REFUSES TO BOOST VETS HELP, U. S. PAY Senate's P r o g r a m for Veterans Rejected 220 to 174. . WASHINGTON, March 22. The house today refused to join the senate in voting higher allowances for war veterans than the administration desires. A veto had been promised by President Roosevelt if it approved the higher senate figures. The vote rejecting the senate's veterans program was 220 to 174. Speaker Rainey voted "no. Earlier the house, by 228 to 164 insisted on restoration of only 10 per cent of cut federal pay by July 1 as opposed to 15 per cent voted by the senate. Now Up to Senate. The next step will be up to the senate. It can concur in the house action or again disagree. In the lat- ;er event, further efforts would be made by a committee of both branches to adjust the differences. A roll call was taken on the pay issue at the request of Representative Connery (D., Mass.) Senate administration leaders, af- .er a checkup of the , situation, expressed confidence the senate would recede in the final showdown from ts more liberal, pay restoration amendments. . . - The : · house _ypted ,to .restore 5 per " " ~ ~ T : - : - _ cent"of "tBe~:~cut -; of ?eb.::l; : and 5' per cent'inbr'e oij.'Juiy 1. The senate voted for 5'per'ceht'as of Feb. 1 and the full IS per cent on July 1. Adopt Navy Bill. The conference report on the Vinon treaty naval bill was adopted y the house. It now goes to the icnate where early favorable ac- ion was expected by the leaders. It provides for a naval construc- ion program of 102 warships and ,140 airplanes, estimated to cost bout 5580,000,000. In presenting the report, Chairman Vinson (D.-Ga.) of the naval ommittee. explained senate and ouse conferees were in accord on 11 points. Biggest Since War. It is the biggest naval program ndertaken with administration ap- roval since the World war. It is de- gned to build the navy up to the ondon treaty limitations by 1939. A limit of 10 per cent profit on onstruction contracts of ?10,000 nd above is provided. The senate resumed consideration f the Philippine independence bill ith Senator Long (D.-La.) sup- orting the Dickinson amendment (Turn to Page fl, Column 2) FOLLIES OF 1929 IN WALLPAPER! This was the scene In the "million dollar room" of the Union League club in Chicago as workmen plastered its walls with now worthless stocks, bonds, mortgages and other certificates of the 1929 boom era. The paperhangers said the certificates made excellent wallpaper. (Associated Press Photo). 4 Year Old Girl Attacked Wea FORECAST IOWA--Snow Thursday night and Friday, little change in temperature. MINNESOTA: Cloudy Thursday night and Friday; probably occasional snow in central and south portions; not quite so cold in extreme cast and eu- treme north portions Thursday night and in southeast Friday. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 40 Minimum In Night 18 At 8 A. M. Thursday 21 DROP WATCH FOR SAMUEL INSULL Telescope Gazers at Port Said Weary of Their Long Vigil. PORT SAID, Egypt, March 22. (IB --Port Said's legion of telescope gazers, weary from long vigils, today were on the verge of abandoning their watch for the elusive Sam- Dogs Caught, Slain* by Police, Tested for Rabies. OAKHAM, Mass., March 22. (#)-- lunice Dean, 4 years old, is deat he victim of a ferocious attack b wo terriers. The little girl died last night eigh hours after the dogs attacked an mangled her. The dogs, caught an killed by constables, are to be ex amined at a laboratory to determin whether they had rabies. Eunice, daughter of George Dean traveling salesman, rode a little wa with her father yesterday when h started out in his automobile on business trip. Then she got out and started t walk back home. A little later a passerby, George Grimes, saw th dogs, both Boston Terriers, tugging and growling at the girl, who laj unconscious. He drove them awaj and summoned aid. Physicians said the dogs had torn all her clothing away and laceratet her body from head to foot. Her father was notified as ht drove through Leominister, and police furnished him a motorcycle es cort but he failed to reach his daughter's bedside before she died uel Insuli. Excitement gripped the watchers for a time today after a report spread that the fugitive Chicagoan's ship, the Maiotis, was approaching this gateway to the Suez canal. What at first was believed to be the little freighter on which he-is seeking some new place of asylum against extradition to the United States proved to be another -vessel when it drew near enough for positive identification. As a result, after two more or less sleepless nights of watching, many of those--including port au- thorities--%vho believed .Insull was beading for Port Said, were about 15 Injured as Taxi Strikers and Police Clash in New York NEW YORK, March 22. to--Violence flared anew in New York's taxi strike early today after another clash between strikers and police in the theater district. At least 15 persons were injured and 14 arrested as the result of disorders in various parts of the city. The demonstrations followed rejection by the strikers of an agreement between their leaders and the operators providing return of the men to work and a plebiscite to determine the question of union affiliation. he had changed his to conclude course. Mrs. Insull III. ATHENS, March 22. (.T)--Mrs. Samuel Insull, whose husband is 'somewhere at sea," presumably iboard the Greek freighter, Maiotis, took to her bed today. She was reported to be ill from :he strain attendant upon her hiis- and's departure from his 18 months' haven in Greece. f State of Iowa Has Record Day of Over Million in Revenue DES MOINES, March 22. {.T_ The state of Iowa today had $1,112,481.80 on its treasurer's books after a record day in tax collections. The million dollars passed through the hands of Comptroller Murtagh who made it a matter of record and turned the money over to State Treasurer Leo Wcgman. The collections were divided as follows: State motor fuel tax, S56S,- S80.57; motor license fees, ?500,000; agriculture taxes, $20,792.98; and cigaret tax, $5,153.45. AL SMITH QUITS MAGAZINE POST Believed to Have Differec With His Publisher on Airmail Issue. NEW YORK, March 22. UP)-Former Gov. Alfred E. Smith toda^ formally announced his resignation as editor-in-chief of the "New Outlook," a fact that became known last night. .Although the resignation was reported to have been prompted by a disagreement with Frank A. Tichenor, publisher of the magazine, over the airmail controversy, the former ;overnor gave pressure of other Justness oblibations as the sole reason for his retirement from the editorial post. His announcement said the last articles by him appeared in the Harch issue of the magazine, and :he April issue is being produced without his assistance. The former ·ovemor also made public the correspondence between himself and Tichenor, which disclosed that he had been considering the matter of ·esigning'since the first of the year. Although Ticnenor, who is inter- :sted in -aviation, has been a vigor- ms critic- of the government's can- :ellation of the airmail - contracts, Vew Outlook, with Smith at the helm, has been silent on the sub ect. )emanding Removal of Blue Eagle From Weirton Steel Firm WASHINGTON, March 22. W-demand for the removal of the Slue Eagle from the Weirton Steel ompany was laid before W. H. Dais, NRA compliance director, today v a group of outside union workers the Weirton plant. William J. Long, chairman of the union com- littee, said the workers made the emand because of "the company's iolation of the recovery act." )avenport Doctor Is Killed by Auto DAVENPORT March 22. (,-W--Dr. ugust G. L. Rindler, 83, homeo- athic physician, who usually walk- el for exercise at night because he jared automobile traffic in the day- me, died in a hospital this morning fter being struck by a hit and run river shortly after midnight* A des- ription of the car was broadcast by olice, but no trace of it was found. NINE LOST LIVES WHEN AIRLINER FELL IN ANDES Disappearance of Ship One of Mysteries of Aviation. MENDOZA, Argentina, March 22 (/P)--One of the greatest mysterie of the air was solved today when searchers found the wreck of th Pan-American Airways liner "San Jose," lost 20 months ago in i flight over the Andes. They found the bodies of the nin. occupants of the plane, two of them United States citizens, preserve' under a heavy blanket of snow. Seven of the bodies were said tc be in good condition, but the othe: two were headless. Found in Mountains. The plane was found crumpled in the Argentine mountains, four mile; south of Puente Del Inca. Its disappearance cause a doggeO widespread search. The disappearance o* the great airliner has been one of the mysteries of aviation for many months. For days after it was lost on t flight between Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aires other planes cruisee back and forth over the regulai route, in constant communication with Mendoza and Santiago. Expeditions Sent Out. Other expeditions were sent ou on;, foot, through- snow coverei . -tefmta:the : fate:of:the\flyers;.:. . Tie: ship; carried six passengers and three crew members. The passengers were: F. E. Camus, division traffic manager of the airline; J. C. Sabate; O. S. Pezet; E E. Raffo; Pinkus Rotszyld; F. L. America. The crew were Charles J. Robinson, pilot; C. W. Myers, radio operator, A. Woods,-steward. Left !n Midwinter. The San Jose left Santiago at 6:40 a. m. July 16, 1932. Its radio was last heard at 7:40 a. m. but, an hour later, the plane was seen Hying over the Argentine Andes near Las Cuevas, Argentina. Not only was the flight in the middle of the Chilean-Argentine winter, but the climate at the top of the Andes is always bitter cold. Despite the fact that a terrific storm raged on the days following the San Jose's disappearance, as many as 12 airplanes, some supplied by the Chilean army, went nto the air simultaneously in the determined search. Contains Bodies. The plane was discovered by em- ployes of the Puente Del Inca hotel who advised the Pan-American Air- vays that the plane was wrecked and contained human bodies. The airline immediately organized an expedition to the spot which is tear the Chilean border at the base 'f Mount Aconcagua, 23,300 feet high and the loftiest in the Ameri- as. The first expedition to reach the vreck sent back word that all the lodies were well preserved under a ieavy blanket of snow but that two f them were headless. Suspend Search Flights. BOGOTA, Colombia, March 22. (.¥) --The Scadta Airline today announced it had decided to suspend earch flights for the airplane "Von ·Crohn," which disappeared 12 days go in the dense jungle of the Choco istrict. INJURED IN CRASH DON MANUEL TKUCCO Milk in Opposition to Control Program Advance Statement Opens Fire on General Policy of Agreements. WASHINGTON, March 22. (.¥)-- A national conference of co-operative milk producers gathered 'today with..a..chii " - - ' · · · · - - ·-' .·J 'S^ij '(."j-* ^owbottom, Former Congressman From Indiana, Dies at 49 iVANSVILLE, Ind., March 22. CP) --Harry Emerson Rowbottom, for- ler congressman from the old first ndiana district, and a member of 10 state legislature from 1919 un- 1 1923, died at his home here to- ay. He was 49 years old. L S. Smelting Has Extra $1 Dividend NEW YORK, March 22. IJi'i--Di- rectors of U. S. Smelting, Refining and Mining company today declared an extra dividend of $1 and the regular quarterly dividend of 25 cents a share on the common stock. Both are payable April 14 to stock of record April 2. Three months ago an extra of S3.50 was paid. control plan. In an advance statement' members of the conference opened fire on the general policy of milk marketing agreements. Attacks on the control plan were expected later. Reduce Production. The milk program, covering the last of the commodities named a. eligible under the agricultural ad justment act, proposes curtailmem of milk and butterfat production bj 15 per cent below the average production of each dairy farmer dur- ng 1932 and 1933. A processing ta? would be placed on fluid milk and butterfat. In return farmers who signed contracts with the government to reduce would receive benefit payments of 40 cents per 100 pounds 3f hutterfat on the amount of their urtailment. Part of this would be laid after approval of cents-acts and the balance after six months. 3 Relief Proposals. Supplementing this plan are hree proposals for relieving exist- ag surpluses. The first would ap- ropriate $5,000,000 for buying sur- 'lus milk for underfed children in ities; the second would spend anther $5,000,000 for purchasing ealthy cows in surplus areas and istributing them to needy farm amilies in deficit areas; and the lird would allocate $5,000,000 to liminate cattle affected with tu- erculosls and Bang's disease. The cost of the program is esli- ated at 5165,000,000 with the pos- ibility that 5300,000,000 will be ex- ended if amendments pending in ongress are adopted. LEADlRSlTSPY RING ARE SOUGHT Police Delve Further Into Documents Disclosed by Two Americans. PARIS March 22. (.T)--"Master minds" of a far flung spy ring were hunted today as poiice delved further into documents which they said they obtained as the result of revelations by two American prisoners, Robert Gordon Switz and his wife, Marjorie. French secret police went from Paris into the provinces following trails indicated in the documents, which they called a rich haul. The investigating magistrate, Andre Bcfion, hopes American and British police can help run down the leaders of what is termed an international plot. The police in those two countries were reported to be investigating-. Bcnon said the Switzes, who come from East Orange, N. J., and New York City, pave testimony indicating the ring had a recruiting center in New York and marketed naval and military secrets of France, Great Britain and the United States in Russia and Germany. \ Three Killed in Crackup of Airways Ship Ambassador of Chile to U. S. on Board and Injured. LIMA, Peru, March 22. (.T Three persons were killed today when a Pan-American-Grace Airways plane crashed at the takeoff. On board the plane, and injured in the crash, was Manuel Trucco, Chilean ambassador to the United States. Twelve persons were aboard the plane which was heading south toward Chile. Among those injured was a daughter of Ambassador Trucco. All three members of the airliner's crew were killed. They were: Homer V. Farrls, pilot. Lawrence Wagner, radio operator. Frank Large, steward. The injured were: Ambassador Trucco, hip and pelvis bones fractured. Senorita Grace Trucco, his daughter, shoulder broken. Senorita Carmela. Bustam- unte. John McGregor, vice president of Fan-American Grace airline, a partner of Pan-American Airways. It was believed that one of the motors failed at about 65 feet of altitude. Laura Ingolls Rests. BUENOS AIRES, March 22. UP) Itigalls, diminutive New "... today;; alter Aides-jtesterday. . · She- was /the first American 1 woman flyer to make the hop solo and she described the flight from Santiago, Chile, as "gorgeous," 650 KILLED IN JAPANESE FIRE Official Check Shows 460 Wounded and 23,000 Houses Destroyed. TOKIO, March 22. (IPl--The governor of the prefecture of Hokkaido announced officially today that the casualties in the fire which destroyed the beautiful port city of Hakodate yesterday were: Killed, 850. Wounded, 460. Houses destroyed, 23,000. It was Japan's direst tragedy since the Tokio-Yokohama earthquake and holocaust of 1923. "A Living Hell." Witnesses described the city-which held 213,000 citizens as "a iving hell" 'today. Firemen, police and .soldiers moved through the still smoking buildings searching for corpses. Four destroyers and two other varships were despatched from Ominato carrying bluejackets and medical supplies. The fire meant freedom--perhaps --for many convicts for they were turned out of the jails into the streets when flames bore down upon the prisons. Authorities feared that their presence abroad would increase the chances for crime. Storm Is Blamed. A storm which'raged in the em- Dire from Formosa to the Island if Hokkaido, was blamed for the tolocaust at Hokadate, largest community in the nation north of Tokio and ranked as Japan's tenth city. The equinoctial gale knocked er chimneys. Roofs caught fire. Before the winds, the conflagrations quickly spread beyond hope of con- MAKE CLAIM OF AGAINST UNIONS Board to Hear Charges Part of Peace Plan in Auto Dispute. WASHINGTON, March 22. LTj-- The administration let automobile labor union representatives know today that part of its plan for peace in the industry is appointment at once of a committee to pass upon several hundred charges ot" antiunion discrimination by manufacturers. Showing this much of its hand just befoie the labor men took their position to President Roosevelt personally, Hugh S. Johnson met with 30 spoksemen of American Federa- DISPUTE SETTLED ALBANY, N. Y., March 22. UP) --The Delaware and Hudson railroad and its train and engine men today settled a wage dispute, ending the danger of a strike of the 2,300 members of the Big Four brotherhoods. The strike called for March 9 was delayed when President Roosevelt intervened. It then was postponed to June 6. lion of Labor locals in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Missouri. They laid the discrimination charges against their employers before the NRA head. ;v.;.' It was .indicated the/question of an election '.to:choose wortce];;'rep- resentatives for ; coUecUve: bargaining had ' ' · : The -union' "men'. did" not.' receive from Johnson any' outright settlement proposal. They informed him that although the men were anxious to avoid a strike, all were demanding some concrete word from Washington tonight. The union spokesmen said there were 250.000 men insisting that a decision be arrived at at once. Johnson's plan for immediate ac- .ion on the discrimination 'cases, many of them alleging discharges because of union activity and--according to leaders--running into several hundred, followed indica- ions that both sides were agreeable ':o establishment of a neutral committee to pass on the charges. Green Heads Group. William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, headed the group of 25 which presented the labor side of the dispute to President Roosevelt. After shaking hands with the j delegation, Mr. Roosevelt got down ' to business with the special group of 10. He reserved his ideas for averting a threatened strike until he .had talked things over thoroughly with labor. Automobile manufacturers who saw him yesterday were standing by for further conferences. Increasing optimism over a settlement appeared to have developed, but specific plans for this accomplishment were undisclosed so car. Select 6 Spokesmen. The auto union delegates selectee! six spokesmen besides Green and William Collins, A. F. of L. organizer, to Jay the men's case before President Roosevelt later. The spokesmen chosen were: Ar- (Turn lo I'age fl. Column 4) rol. Supplies are Sent. Shocked by the catastrophe, the government ordered the seventh division of the army to the scene, two estroyers were dispatched from Orninato naval port, near Aomori Moscow Consulate of U. S. Is Opened MOSCOW, March 22. (.!)--The 'open for business" sign was hung ip today by the United States con- ulate in Moscow, thus inaugurat- ng the normal functions of Amerlan consular representation in Rusia for the first time since the bol- hevik revolution. Candy Recipes pVERY kind of candy that can be £· made readily in the home kitchen. Here are tested recipes for honey kisses, Turkish delight, horehound cough drops, licorice gum squares. Every formula in this unique 32 page service booklet has been pronounced excellent. Our Washington Information bureau will mail your copy to any address. In- close 6 cents in coin to cover cost, postage and handling. Uce coupon. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskln, Director, Washington. D. C. I inclose 6 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet on "Candy Recipes." Name Street City State (Mat! to Washington, J).

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