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North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL, NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE .CENTS A COPS ASSOCIATED PItESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 142 HOLChin Foreground That Body to Play Important Part in New Deal. DEFINITE PROPOSALS PROMISED By HERBERT PLUMMEB T A S H I N G T O I V March 23. UPl-- The proposal t have the govern ment guaranti b o t h princip and interest som« two billion of dollars on fed eral home lo: bank bonds prom ises to take 11 place among th most importan phases of th "new deal." Those familia with the situa tion p r o p h e s that the mov would m a k e the Home Owners' Loan corpora tion one of the largest business in stitutions of the country, if not th largest. It is almost impossible to visual ize the influence this corporation would have. Every city, town, al most every hamlet In the country would be touched. With the federal government guar anteeing the principal of thes bonds (heretofore only the interes ·was guaranteed) the last barrier t saving homes now threatened witl- foreclosure would be removed. For it is argued, holders of mortgage ·I/if'] heretofore have refused to accep fc" "J the home loan bonds with only thi ^ ,r interest guaranteed. Liquidate Mortgages. The bonds would be made negoti able at face value or thereabouts with the government standing back of them, thus making it possible to liquidate more mortgages. This, in turn, it is believed, woul release funds which can be lent up. on new home building and home improvement enterprises. The complaint has been made ttur;n~ the past fev,- years that mosl of tli3 regular channels for flnanc- L ing 'Uii.5 sort of thing have been apsed .because of the fact that they ve -been'unable to. collect on overdue mortgages. -Now- it-ls~ielievec a. practicable way of cashing that paper has been found." Thus, it is argued, not only would relief be offered to those whose phonies are imperiled by delinquent nortgages and interest payments, but also, put of the funds to be hade available,- further assistance Brobably could be extended for the nodernization and repairing of homes. Country "House Poor." , Several studies, bearing on tie busing needs of the country, have .pieen made. It is agreed generally ?that, based on the averages of other years, the country is short many millions of houses. The cost of building up to what Is described as a normal basis is set by some experts around $30,000,000. Senator "Norris of Nebraska visualizes the expenditure of "hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars" in the future in what he describes as "the biggest business m the United States." $35,000 Damage Is Caused by Creston Gasoline Explosion CRESTON, March 23. (JP)--Fire which started when gasoline exploded as Robert Carson was cleaning neckties resulted in the destruction of two buildings and damage estimated at $35,000 late yesterday. Elmer Anderson, fireman, suffered a wrenched back when he was setting a ladder against the -wall of 'one of the burning structures. Airmail Companies at 1930 Conference Barred ADMINISTRATION SENDS ITS NEW BILL TO SENATE First Bill Attacked by Lindbergh, Others Is Revised. WASHINGTON, March 23. UP)-A revised airmail bill introduced in the senate today by administration men would bar from bidding on new contracts every company which had a representative at the now famous 1930 Washington conference of airmail operators, or at any other meeting- which--it says--"For the purpose of rearranging the airmail map of the United States." The new bill was introduced jointly by McKellar (D. Tenn.) and Black (D. Ala.) chairman of the special airmail investigating committee. Four Year Period. The Interstate Commerce commission would be authorized to establish routes after a four year leriod; instead of three years as in McKellar's first bill which was se- erely attacked by Charles A Lindbergh and others. At that time, it could extend ex sting contracts for a period of thre ^ears without competitive biddin. Extension of such contracts by Wa J :er F. Brown, former postmaste jeneral, was one of the targets o the investigating: committee. Competitive bidding would be re quired on the initial letting of con tracts when-the-mail was retume o private lines from army plane Appeal to I. C- C. The clause authorizing' the pos; [aster general to determine wheth r bidders were responsible is amend d so as to grant an appeal to th nterstate Commerce commission ·hich would have final authority. Four transcontinental route ould be. provided instead of thre s formerly carried the mail. Companies having claims agains he government from cancellation f their contracts by Postmaste eneral Farley in February wouli e permitted to seek redress in th ourt of claims, a year being al iwed for that purpose. Controversial Clause. The revised bill still carries th ontroversial clause requiring tha rivata mail planes carry army co ilots. This has been attacked b} rivate companies on the ground hat no opportunity would be af orded for training their pilots,' anc hat service to passengers would uffer. Airmail postage, which in the AUTO CHIEFS AFTER WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE This group of auto manufacturers conferred for two hours with President Roosevelt when he ureed them to compose differences with their workers to prevent a threatened general strike. Left to right front row: Alfred P. Sloan, president of General Motors; Alvin MacCauley, president of Packard Motors; Walter P. Chrysler, president of Chrysler Motors; Koy D. Chapin, president of Hudson Motors. Rear row- Donaldson Brown, vice president of General Motors; Nicholas Keller, counsel for Chrysler Motors- C W. Hash, chairman of Nash Motors; John T. Smith, rice president of General Motors. (Associated Press photo. ·st bill was fixed at 5 cents in(Turn to Page 8, Column 0) SNOW BLANKET COVERS STATE Fall Ranges From 2 Inches at Council Bluffs to Half at Keokuk. 5** Wea FORECAST IOWA: Snow probably Friday night and Saturday except in the northwest and north central portions Saturday. Continued cold with somewhat colder Saturday In the northwest and north central portions. MINNESOTA: Cloudy, snow in east, colder in west and central, moderate cold wave in northwest Thursday night; Saturday generally fair, colder, LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Friday morning: Maximum Thursday 26 Minimum in Night 9 . At 8 A. M. Friday 15 Snowfall 1 Inch Precipitation .07 of an inch Who said no more winter? Whoever he was, he was wrong. A white blanket spread over North Iowa Friday morning was a manifestation of winter rather than spring. Its tenure, however, was imperiled by a bright sun and a rising mercury. DES MOINES, March 23. lowans awakened today to find a blanket of snow covering the state. The snowfall ranged from 2 inches at Council Bluffs to one-half inch at Keokuk the weather bureau reported. Further snow was probable, the bureau said. Temperatures yesterday ranged from a high of 30 at Council Bluffs to a low of 12 last night at Charles City. . · The shippers forecast for tonight is 10 in the northwest and northeast sections and 20 in the southeast and southwest sections. Mason City had an inch of snow. French Note Claims Germany Violating Treaty by Rearming PARIS. March 23. (J)--Franco flatly declares that Germany is violating the Versailles treaty by rearming, In a note sent by the French government to Great Britain and made public today. In the note France says she refuses to sanction this rearmament and at the same time join other powers in disarmament. "Germany is bringing up her armaments to a much higher level than that authorized by the treaty,' says the note. Al Smith Joins Groups Pleading for World Court 30 Witnesses at Hearing; Little Chance Seen of Action This Year. WASHINGTON. March 23. (.-Pi- Strong pleas, including one from Alfred E. Smith^or-ratification of the protocols under which-the-United States would join the world court were heard today at a brief but crowded session of the senate foreign relations committee. Approximately 30 witnesses appeared, including representatives of business, church, newspaper, political and legal organizations. Smith's plea was contained in a letter addressed to Newton D. Baker, chairman of the committee on arrangements for the hearing. It said: "In these disturbed and threatening times, we should certainly do our part towards persuading all civilized nations to compose their differences by reason and law instead of by force. Advocate Adherence. "The major political parties have advocated adherence to the world court for a number of years. The democratic national convention definitely pledged the democratic party to adherence to the world court in 1932 and the republican and social- Creamery Head Barred by Agriculture Department 1st parties promised the same thing in their national platforms of that year." Baker, former secretary of war, was unable, to attend. Clarence E. Martin of Martinsburg, W. Va., former president of the American Bar association, acted as chairman. Both major parties are pledged o adherence to the court. But leaders were openly doubtful of senate action before adjournment this ummer. May Be Demands. President Roosevelt said this .'eek he had not given the matter onsideration and did not look for ction this session. Some saw a pos- ibility, however, that as a result of oday's hearing there might be demands from several senators for ommittee action. Those thronging the committee- oom today included spokesmen for te American Bar association, the Jnited States Chamber of Commerce, Federal Council of Churches he National Grange, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Catholic Association for Interaa- ional Peace, newspapers and 11 ational women's organizations. Favor Ratification. W. W. Waymack, Des Moines edi- or, said a questionnaire sent to 036 daily newspapers had brought 357 or 67 per cent replies "unequiv- cally" for ratification; 265. or 13 er cent, were in opposition, 58 ook no stand; 14 made answers in- apable of definite classification, nd 342 did not reply. "This readiness to state a posi- on on a controversial question may easonably be interpreted," he said, as indicating a conviction that the uestion is now ripe for settlement nd that decision should no longer e delayed." Presents Resolutions. Tom Wallace, editor of the Louisville Times, presented resolutions urging ratification on behalf of 108 world court committees. Fred Branckman, legislative representative of the national grange, said the American farmer "needs no (rum to Pake 8, Column 1) Brandt Told He Must Retract Accusation of Wallace. WASHINGTON, March 23. ()John Brandt of Minneapolis, president of the Land O' Lakes Creamery company was barred today from department of agriculture and farih adm'ihKtr'atrori'Wfices " until' he retracts statements attacking Secretary Wallace. In a speech yesterday before a group of 125 representatives of cooperative dairy marketing associations called to protest against farm administration policies, Brandt called the secretary "unreliable" and said he failed to live up to a verbal contract. Brandt Not Welcome. In the absence of Secretary Wallace today, his assistants, incensed at the allegations made, informed Brandt in a letter that he was not welcome in the department offices until he apologized or retracted his statements. The administration further declared it had paid Land 0' Lakes all costs of purchase of the butter in question and an additional 511,085.53 to cover overhead expenses incurred, adding that the company "agreed to handle the transaction without profit.'" Brandt could not be reached immediately for comment. Openly Antagonistic. Openly antagonistic to.the farm administration, members of milk marketing co-operative associations planned today to turn to congress with resolutions condemning the AAA's dairy activities. Charges were made that the administration was -, antagonistic to co-operatives, was not working'for the best interests of milk producers and had retrogressed from its progressive program after George N. Peek resigned as farm administrator. Denial Is Issued. The administration denial of Brandt's charges said: CONFIDENT GANG WILL BE CAUGHT Father of Kidnaped Breme "Mr. Brandt was advised that the only basis " upon which additional payments from government funds can be lawfully made is a detailed statement of expenditures incurred in the purchase and delivery of the butter to the government. "Secretary Wallace has invited Mr. Brandt to submit such an itemized statement, hut it has not been submitted." The conference expected to complete its negotiations late today and then submit resolutions to members of congress. LaGuardia Accused of Responsibility in Taxi Strike Rioting NEW YORK, March 23. (/B-Three large taxicab fleet operators joined today in a slashing attack on Mayor F. H. La Guardia, charging him with responsibility for yesterday's rioting in which more than 150 taxicabs were damaged and 60 working drivers, passengers, pedestrians and policemen were injured. The o p e r a t o r s published their charges in an open letter to the mayor in full page advertisements in newspapers. From Capital. ST. PAUL, March 23. UP)-- Adol Brenier, St. Paul brewer, expressed confidence today that the kidnapers of his son, Edward G. Bremer, bank president, will be apprehended. The elder Bremer, just returned from Washington, based his optim ism on a statement by the department of justice that two of the abductors had been identified as Alvin Karpis and Arthur Barker callec 'leaders of a notorious gang of criminals." Search Under way. The justice department announced ;hat a search was under way for Sarpis and Barker as members of :he gang who seized young Bremer lere Jan. 17 and released him Feb. 7 at Rochester, Minn., after payment of ransom reported to be "200,000. Attorney General Cummings said n Washington that the identifica- ion had been positive. "Mr. Cumings appeared optimistic," said B'remer, "that the kidnapers will be caught sooner or later, and so am I," Find Fingerprints. In linking Barker and Karpis with the Bremer case it was learned that federal agents had found three flashlights and a gasoline can near Faribault, Minn., where the ransom money was tossed out and that fingerprints had been found on the articles. . - Both Barker and Karpis have long criminal records and both · are out on parole from the state penitentiary at McAlister, Okla. 2 Death Sentences Decreed in Russian Collision of Trains SVERDLOVSK, U. S. S. R., March 23. (jP) -- Two death sentences were decreed today as swift justice was meted out to those held responsible in a freight and passenger train collision in which 33 were killed. CARPENTER NOT IMPLICATED IN LOCAL ROBBERY That Is View of Private Detective Working on Situation. Frank Dennis Carpenter, more or less remotely suspected of the robbery of the First National bank in Mason City, was turned over to Olmsted county, Minn., authorities by Minneapolis police Friday, according to news dispatches received here. Carpenter, known to police as "Dillinger's double," is to face charges of robbing the State bank of Byron a year ago. Carpenter was captured Ijy detectives in a Minneapolis apartment Thursday without a fight. In rooms were found a pistol and a quantity of fine wire like that often used for tying- bank robber}' victims. Was "Sick Man." Carpenter told the officers he was a "sick man" and that if he is held long he will have to be "taken out on a stretcher." He refused to make any other statement. Ever since the robbery occurred here March 13. when $52,000 was taken from the First National bank, Carpenter had been regarded us a possible suspect inasmuch as he closely resembles Dillinger, who by many witnesses was regarded as the leader of. the gang. Walter S. Gordon, a private detective", who was in Mason City several days investigating the robbery and." who--alsoi-had-: .-been iat.:iSloux, Falls, .was certain . that Carpenter was not involved in either holdup. It was this opinion by the detective that led the officers to turn Carpenter over to the Olmsted coun- ;y authorities. He "Works Alone." "Carpenter usually works alone," said Chief of Police E. J. Patton, commenting on the situation. The 3yron job, for instance, was done by one man. r ON TAX BOARD J. KAY MUBPHY Murphy Will Fill Vacancy on Tax Board Ida Grove Man Named Successor to Dr. Reynolds DBS MOINES, March 23. '/PI-Governor Herring today appointed J. Ray Murphy of Ida Grove a member of the state board of assessment and review to succeed the Jatfi,,Jlr., J. W.r. ton; ^ot Cres.- The engineer of the passenger train and the station master of Tavarui, near where the wreck occurred March 12, were sentenced to be shot. Five others charged with responsibility in the wreck, members of .he train and station crews, were ;iven prison terms. The collision occurred after the lassenger train, traveling at high speed, ran through a closed sema- jhore at the station to Tavatui. West Waterloo Not to Enter Contest WATERLOO, March 23. (.T)-Waterloo West high school, winner of the Iowa academic test for the ast four years, will not compete .his year, it was announced today by Supt. Charles A. Kittrell. Information from Sioux Falls, lowever, was to the effect that Carpenter had 'beVn positively iden- ified as the leader of the band vhich raided the Security National iank there March 6, seriously wounded a patrolman and fled with 56,000. Sheriff Melvin L. Sells of Sioux ''alls reported seven witnesses to he robbery who were in the bank t the time identified pictures of Carpenter as those of the leader of he bandits. The sheriff and state's .ttorney, Louis N. Crill, said they ?ould leave Saturday for Minne- polis or Olmsted county with two r three of the witnesses. "If Carpenter is positively iden- ified by the witnesses," Crill said, we will start extradition proceed- ugs in an effort to return him' to ace charges here," , Won't Press Efforts. Crill said, however, he would not ress extradition efforts if another :ate with a heavier penalty has good case against him. A "hold" rder will be filed with the Minne- Solis police. Sioux Falls not only wished to aim Carpenter, however. The the- ry that Alvin Karpig and Arthur arker ^nnounced by the federal de- arhnent of justice as the Bremer :dnapers, may have been members f the gang that held up the Mason ity and the Sioux Falls banks, was ven more credence in Sioux Falls lan here, according to local offi- ers, although some witnesses have ated the pictures of the alleged dnapers resembled the local ban- ts. No Definite Clews. The fact of the matter is no clear cut identifications have yet been announced by local officers, although there are several instances where identifications Point to possibilities. When Carpenter is established in the jail in Olmsted county witnesses will be taken there to see him in line with the efforts of local officers to "leave no stone unturned" in the pursuit of the men who held up the bank. The appointment is-for the un- expired term of Dr. Reynolds which ends July 1, 1937, The position carries a salary of $3,600 annually. Murphy, an attorney, was born in Dubuque county in 1897, but as a child went to Ida county with his parents. Well Known Athlete. _ While a member of the Ida Grove high school, he became a well known athlete and during his senior year at the University of Iowa he was captain of the 1910 football team. He served on the Mexican border with Iowa troops, being a captain at Camp Cody. During the World war he went overseas. He is a well known member of the American Legion, being a former state commander. In 1928 he was elected Iowa national executive committecman of the Legion for two years and was re-elected in 1930, serving until 1932. Mentioned for Commander. In 1932 he was elected national legislative committee chairman of the Legion. He has also bean mentioned several times for the post of national commander. Murphy is a lifelong democrat. Dr. Reynolds, whom Murphy succeeds, died in . Detroit March 14 while on a trip with other board members studying the tax situation. LABOR LEADERS AT CONFERENCE WITH NRA CHIEF Believe F. R. on Their Side; Rail Dispute Shows Hope. WASHINGTON, March 23. UP)-'Definite proposals from the administration for settlement of the automobile strike situation were promised labo r union leaders at a. conference this afternon with Hugh S. Johnson, NRA administrator. Shortly before the parley began, a feeling that President Roosevelt was siding with them in the automobile controversy was evidenced by the labor leaders. Meanwhile, railroad managers accepted at least part of the program proposed by Joseph B.. Eastman, federal co-ordinator of transportation, to settle the difficulty between the railroads and their employes over wages. Terms Not Disclosed. Terms of the proposal and how far the managers went were not disclosed, but Eastman after meeting with the managers said he would meet the union chiefs tomorrow. The co-ordinator, smiling as ever, said he had no idea when the settlement, if any, would be effected but indicated a hope for an early end to the- negotiations. What the administration propos-i als would be in the automobile dispute was not made known, but it was generally understood that the manufacturers had yielded somewhat from their absolute opposition to new elections to determine the righC of labor unions to represent em- ployes. -..-. There.. Labor Leaders Elated. Reject Proposal to End Two Day Strike CLEVELAND, March 23. (.T)--Six hundred of the SOO employes of the Addressograph-Multigraph corporation of Cleveland voted unanimously today to reject a proposed agreement to end their two day old strike. REGULATIONS ON TAXES DRAFTED State Board Makes Rules for Administration of Retail Sales Levy. DES MOINES. March 23. Lit-The state board of assessment and review today was starting preparation of a preliminary set of regulations for the administration of the sales tax by merchants. The board late yesterday announced its acceptance of a schedule drawn up by merchants' representatives for a uniform method of passing the 2 per cent tax on to the j consumer. The officially approved schedule includes the following items to be added to the purchase price of retailers:. Purchases- up to 15 cents; no tax to the consumer: 15 to 85 cents, 1 cent; 66 to 99 cents, 2 cents; over SI, straight 2 per cent governed by major fractions. · --T-- e, vuu^f, v^iij- -.uitt ;LJle~' EvVCWl**' ment r negbtlatidns wouM'be'-'coBclud- ; ed today one way or another. Meanwhile, the labor leaders sent telegrams back home expressing"elation"and confidence that President Roosevelt "will see us through." The strike was being held in abeyance pending the outcome of the ni- gotiations. During the morning. Johnson con:erred with the automobile manufacturers but both sides kept strict silence as to the results. The manufacturers were eager to return "to Detroit and the union eaders were having increasing dif- r iculty convincing some groups of. cheir followers at home that action had to be delayed further. Labor Attitude Clear. The attitude of the labor men was clear. Spokesmen here plainly felt that only one caurse could avert the only one course could avert the strike. That course, they indicated, was pronouncement by the chief executive that full observance of the industrial law required that elections- be held to determine what unions the workers choose to represent them in collective bargaining. This would be in line with. Mr. Roosevelt's stand in previous labor disputes. tip to NRA Should he do so. it would he up to NRA to call on the companies to produce their payroll lists to determine voting eligibles. The automobile code requires that employment; data be submitted to the government, but such a call might hrin^ on a legal fight of some duration. The issue, however, probably would be less long-drawn than it. court struggle over a licensing oi (Turn to Pace 8, Tolnnin 4) Candy Recipes Bandits Rob Bank Truck of $26,000 BROCKTON, Mass., March 23. (ill --Bandits held up a truck belonging to the Home National bank today and escaped with a sum estimated by police at 526,000. Four or five bandits participated in the robbery. kind of candy that can ba 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 aeen 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-Gazetto Information Bureau, Krcdcric J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 6 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet on "Candy Recipes." Street City .. State . (Mail to tVashir.Kton, P. t'.J

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