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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 EDITION VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 143 AUTO HEADS REJECT UNION PROPOSAL ACT DRAFTED TO PERMIT 5 YEAR INDUSTRY LOANS Glass Bill Would Give Additional Power to Federal Reserve. WASHINGTON, March 24. UP)-Legislation to allow the federal reserve system to make direct five year loans to industry was under draft today by Senator Glass (D.- ·Va.}. The former treasury secretary, a father of the federal reserve system, proposes .to substitute his plan for two other proposals to extend direct government credit. One came from President Roosevelt; the other from the RFC. Glass started drafting the bill after a long conference with Mr. "Roosevelt last Thursday. At the white house the Virginian expressed strong opposition to the plan submitted by the chief executive for , creation of a new system of 12 credit banks under the federal reserve system. Has Strong Backing. The new plan was understood to have strong backing within the senate banking committee as a substitute for the private loan proposals of the reserve board and the reconstruction corporation. Members of the committee believed also that the substitution of the Glass plan would be thoroughly sat Isfactory to the president. The Glass bill would permit fed- ·eral reserve banks to make loans to industry raider the same terms it ·was proposed they should .be expended through the 12 credit banks TOey would be-made- direct by the ^reserve banksr'hoflrever, and would 1 come out of funds of the reserve ^system, rather than the^treasury. Under the reserve board plan, submitted early this week, the credit banks would be capitalized out of purchase by the treasury from the reserve banks of ?140,000,000 of stock in the Federal Deposit Insurance corporation. Will Have Surplus. Senators said today that even after the reserve board has paid its full assessment to the Bank Deposit Insurance corporation next month, however, it will still have a surplus of $140,000,000 in addition to its huge reserves. Some of those friendly to the Glass plan said they believed this surplus would more than care for the loans to industry. Reserve banks would be able to loan through private banks for five years for industrial purposes, if the private institutions took 20 per cent of the risk, or in extraordinary circumstances where other credit'facil- ities were not available, to lend direct to business concerns. 14 Burned to Death and 80 Injured in Fire RIOTING DRIVERS SMASH CABS IN N. Y. STRIKE Crowned Parsons Queen. FAIRFIELD, March 24. GP)--Men of Parsons college last night crowned Christine McDonald of Fairfield queen of the first annual senior prom, held in the armory. Rioting New York taxi drivers smashed the windows of this cab and then beat the driver during their wljd march on City Hall. Mayor LaGuardla Issued sharp Instructions to police that liotln" "must stop " (Associated Press Photo). ' ' ' Dr. Raoul Amador Dies. PARIS, March 24. UP)--Dr. Raoul A. Amador, president of the league of nations council and Panama minister to Paris, died last night at the age of 59 after a brief illness. SKf Weal FORECAST IOWA--Fair, slightly colder in extreme southeast, not so cold in central and west portions late Saturday night. Sunday partly cloudy to cloudy with rising temperatures. MINNESOTA -- Generally fair, not so cold Saturday; Sunday mostly cloudy, rising temperature. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Saturday morning: Maximum Friday 27 Minimum in Night g At 8 A. M. Saturday 13 Snowfall Trace WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO, March 24. UP)--Weather outlook for the period Marob 26 to 31: For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central Great Plains- temperatures mostly below normal; probably one or two precipitation periods, especially over south portions, 41 INDICTED IN OIL PRICE WARS Five Companies Accused Violations of National Petroleum Code. LOS ANGELES, March 24. CS?--A ^federal, grand jury tossed '"bombshell into "the California petro lend inBustry today with a whole sale -Indictment" of '41 individual and five companies, including th Standard Oil of California, charges of starting price war through marketing subterfuges. Charged with violations of th national petroleum code of fair com petition and infraction of interstat commerce regulations, two of th companies, Standard and Associatei Oil, face possible maximum fines, i convicted, ranging from SI,600,001 to ?2,220,000. Answer to Charges. Among the individuals named in the indictment was Kenneth R Kingsbury, president of Standarc and a prominent figure. in prelim inary discussions during the forma tion of the code. The charge brough' a quick response from Oscar Law ler, legal counsel for Standard, thai "the character of the men named in such an indictment should be in it self an answer to the charges of :his nature." The indictment, accompanied by bench warrants for the arrest of individuals and setting bonds of ?1,000 each, was voted on the heels of an apparent truce several days ago in a price war during which gasoline retailed as low as 7% cents a gallon. Names 2 Others. Besides Standard and Associated, the true bill named the Signal Oil and Gas companies of Delaware and California, and the Seaside Oil company. In 149 counts the jury charged Standard controlled Signal by a series of contracts, all money being held in trust for Standard. In 185 counts it was alleged that Associated controlled Seaside. Ickes Opposed to Action. WASHINGTON, March 24. Unit was reported in usually reliable oil circles today that a sharp difference of opinion existed between the interior and justice departments over the advisability of the actioj taken by the federal government in obtaining indictments for alleged oil code violations. It was said the position taken by Secretary Ickes, the oil administrator, which he communicated to Attorney General Cummings--ivas that he did not believe the matters complained of by the justice department constituted code violations. Approve Plans for Bettendorf Bridge WASHINGTON, March 24. UB_ The war department has approved modified plans submitted by the city of Davenport bridge commission for a bridge to be constructed across the Mississippi river at Bettendorf, Iowa. Under the modified plans the length of spans one, five, six and twelve, will be increased. A reduction is made in the vertical clearance in the sixth span from the Iowa shore from 40 to 38 feet. Dr. Alice to Start State Prison Term Denied New Trial for ^ Slaying of Son's Wife Rha. CHICAGO March 24 (3?!--Hr Alice Lindsay Wynekoop was de nled a new trial today for the op eratiug table murder of her son's wife, Rheta, and was ordered removed to the women's prison at Dwight, III., to serve the 25 year term imposed. The 63 year old woman accepted with characteristic poise the decree that meant she must spend the last years of her life a prisoner of the state. Judge Harry B. Miller imposed the penalty a jury had prescribed in payment for the murder of the 23 year old daughter-in-law, chloroformed and shot through the back as she lay, nearly nude, on the operating table in the basement surgery of Dr. Wynekoop's Monroe street home. Dr. Alice will be taken to the new prison built for the state's woman criminals at Dwight with the next regular shipment of convicts. Dr. Wynekoop probably will be taken to Dwight next Thursday. The two children who had stood y her through the ordeal of two trials--the first interrupted by her precarious health--were in the front ·ow of spectators again today, Valker Wynekoop's arm circling he waist of his sister, Dr. Catherne. Earle, made a widower by the laying, was absent. He did not ap- ear at the trial. STUDY CHARGES OF COMMUNISM House Committee Is Tol F. R. Is "Kerensky" of _^j\mejTcanJlevolt. WASHINGTON, March 24. UP)-- The-hpuse-^commeree committee to oay ^pondered charges ^that th brain trujrters who liave Bur rounded' President Roosevelt ar wilfully directing this eountr toward communism of the Russian pattern and that the president L regarded as the "Kerensky who precedes the Stalin." It was James Rand, Jr., manufae turer and chairman of the Commit tee for the Nation, who transmitted the charges contained in a letter written by Dr. William Wirt, superintendent of schools at Gary, Ind The hearing was ou the stock exchange control bill now pending in congress. At Gary, Wirt declined to give :he names of the presidential visers he had in mind. Reads Wirt's Letter. Rand read Wirt's letter in support of his contention that the stock exchange bill was being rushed by "inexperienced young men" seeking to take power away "rom property owners and give it o "politically selected bureaucrats." The letter and statements by 'and so aroused members of the house committee that the witness finally was ordered from the stand. Rand's reading of his own statement and of the Wirt letter was repeatedly interrupted. Representative Bulwinkle (D., N. Car.) insisted that he name the "brain trusters," but Rand replied that he could not and suggested that Wirt be called. No Direct Charge. . "Are you going to make a direct charge, or by inference that President Roosevelt has surrounded himself with men advocating the overthrow of the government?" asked Representative Rayburn (D., Tex.). Again Rand suggested that Wirt be called. 'We are not going to call Dr. Wirt," retorted Rayburn, "we haven't called anyone." "The fundamental trouble," said Dr. Wirt in his letter, "with the brain trusters is that they' start with a false assumption. They insist that the America of Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln must first be destroyed and then on the ruins they will reconstruct an America after their own pattern." Letter From Wirt. 'I was told," Dr. Wirt wrote further, "that they believed that by thwarting our then evident recovery they would be able to prolong ue, had talked with Hopkins the the countr y's destitution until they dministrator said he would en- bad demonstrated to the American people that the government must operate industry and commerce. "I was told that the government must operate industry and commerce. I was told that of course commercial banks could not make long time capital loans and that they would be able to destroy, by THOMAS LEADS RELIEF PARADE Socialist Makes Protest to Hopkins on Dropping Civil Works. WASHINGTON, March 24. UP)-- ·Tor-man Thomas, socialist leader, oday told Harry L. Hopkins, fed- ral relief administrator, that in dis- ontinuing civil works "you are oing back to the old game of seeing ow few crusts can keep the peo- le from starving or rising." | After Thomas and other leaders f several hundred men and women, -ho paraded on Pennsylvania ave- eavor to have President Roosevelt ear them later in the day. The marchers, led by Thomas and 3avid Lasser of New York, were rom New York. Camden, Philadel- hia, Reading, Pa., and Baltimore. Dr. Frontz Dies. BALTIMORE, March 24. (iP--Dr. William A. Frontz, associate profes- or of clinical urology at the Johns opkins hospital, died last night at 3 home here of acute dilation of he heart. He was 49 years old, propaganda, the other institutions that had been making our capital loans. "Then we can push Uncle Sam into the position where he must make these capital loans. And of course (Turn to Page 2, Coltunn 2) FEDERALBUREAU FOR TRANSIENTS SWEPT BY BLAZE Third of Injured Badly Burned at Lynchburg, Virginia. LYNCHBURG, Va., March 24. UP) --Fourteen persons were burned to death and at least 80 others were injured in a fire that swept the Federal Transient Bureau here shortly Nila Cram Cook Returns to U. S.--Dramatically Says She'll Stay in Davenport' Son Is the rest before dawn today. Three o: dead were Negroes and the were white. The bodies, some of them charred apparently beyond hope of recognition were carried to Lynchburg undertaking establishments while the injured were carried to two hospitals in every available ambulance hearse, truck and private car. One hospital where 70 patients had been admitted reported that possibly one-third of them were seriously burned, although the full extent of the injuries had not been determined several hours after the tragedy. Power Cut Off. Seventy of the vicitima, approximately half of them white, were taken to Lynchburg hospital in every conveyance available and 14 Negroes were carried to Virginia Baptist hospital. Power facilities were cut off at Memorial hospital by the fire and this institution was unable to help in the emergency tleatment.._.. i. Grease boifiHjf over oYa'SoTstpye was blamed for .the fire--the wrtrst r remembered'in Lynchburgls history; William Rash,- tie. cook/ said he'- had begun preparing breakfast for the Jftimated 200 occupants of the Building when the grease boiled over on the stove and quickly set fire to ;he building. Rash said the grease from which 16 was to have made gravy was in i five gallon kettle. It blazed up ipou touching the hot surface of :he stove. Immediately the kettle vas in a blaze and the fire, shoot- ng upward, ignited the wooden :eiling. Bucket of Water. The cook said he grabbed a buck- it of water and dashed it on the ilaze. This did no good. He then mptied two fire extinguishers with- ut effect. Meanwhile Rash's assistant, C. H. Fizer, and the night watchman, ames Webb, turned in the alarm. Two stories above the fire, sleep- ng in cots only a few feet apart, ay 200 men--the white transients one section of the double build- ng and the Negroes in the part earest Twelfth street. At that me the fire was making headway i the basement. At the first call of "fire" the men ecame panic stricken. A high oard wall surrounded the windows . their sleeping quarters and the ten began tearing this down to :ap into the street. Dive Into Street. Some dived to the street, 15 feet Barred Out, By HOMCIt McCOY. NEW YORK, March 24. (.B--The girl who renounced Main street to become a disciple of Mahatma Gandhi--Nila Cram Cook--came back to America today. Arriving on the liner City of Elwood, with her 6 year old son. who was denied admission to the United States as an alien, Miss Cook staged an act that resembled Gertrude Stein at her most incoherent. She talked of many things, but on the subject of Gandhi, her religion, and her experiences in the Orient, she said nothing--or else stymied interviewers by conveniently launching into pure fantasy. Son Says Few Things. Her son, Serios, had a few things to say about Gandhi. "He is a grumpy old bear," be said. "He doesn't like me. and I don't like him. Mother used to like him. She doesn't any more." Miss Cook refused to deny or confirm Serios' remarks. Serios clarified the situation ny saying: "Mother coached me to say these things." Miss Cook remained in her cabin until the ship docked. Then she burst forth, tossed her arms out in a gesture practically cosmic and announced: 'Here I am--do as you will INSIST MEMBER LISTS SHOULD BE HOWNTOTHEM NILA CRAM COOK Book Witt Tell All. She w.as writing a book, she said _ ,,·" ^%;.jgat=v°uM?tell 'Sll" SBSifl Her'stfange' adventures while -an ad- low. Others clung to the window Us and dropped. Policemen reported seeing some ' the men clinging to trolley wires efore they fell. All those who mped were badly hurt. Many had roken legs and arms in addition bums they had received. The fire spread with tremendous ieed. Eating through the wooden oors it continued to the top of the uilding- before firemen could get it nder control. The firemen said that ithin 10 minutes after trucks ar- ved floors at the rear of the uilding collapsed. A fire- door separating the white nd Negro sections was not closed was said. If the door had been lut, the fire probably would not ave spread to that part of the uilding. Casts Lurid Glare. Several of the bodies were found the Negro apartment. The fire cast a lurid glare on the now which covered the city and the tter weather added to the suffer- g of the persons who were forced flee from the building for their ves. Meanwhile would be rescuers automobiles and on foot hurried the scene. The Lynchburg bureau was one several camps set up throughout e state to care for homeless persons. It was administered as a federal emergency relief measure. Patrolman Allen was on duty at Twelfth and Main streets when the fire broke out. He heard the shattering of glass and saw smoke (Turn to page 2, column 1) ' TTnrir that Is' completed; she declared, she wouldn't say much about herself. "The book will tell everything," shouted Miss Cook. "Take it all or nothing. I can not give it to you in pieces." Questions pertaining to her religion and the answers she gave: "What is your present faith?" "You"--she turned to the interrogator--"you--you--you--and you!" "Are you still a follower of Gandhi, Miss Cook?" "Who said I ever was." Talks in Epigrams. And that was as close as Mis.. Cook came to committing herself Mostly she talked in epigrams similes and metaphors. Only in dis cussing her plans did she approach concreteness. "I'm going to church," she said "I'm going to hear choirs anc things. I'm going to buy some roller skates. And eat some ice crean- cones." Where was she going? "Irn going on forever," was the reply. "I am going to Davenport my old home. I want to play on the banks of the Mississippi." Son Wanted on Island. Government officials stepped to the front then and assisted Miss Cook in plans for the immediate future. They informed her that her sc- an alien, was wanted on Ellis Island. Miss Cook said she would accompany him. Miss Cook's remarks indicated she had evolved a personal religion --a faith based on love for her fellow men and women. "I love you all," she announced to the somewhat startled interviewers. "I love you especially this morning." She proved it by embracing as many as she could. She was asked her age: It is 24. She Grew Younger. "I don't remember," she answered. "I lost several years in India. I mean that. I grew younger. Let's see--I was born six months ago. On a train. I'm always being born on trains." How long would she stay in America? "Eight million years," said Miss Cook. Several expressed doubt about this, so Miss Cook repeated it. Miss Cook, daughter of the late George Cram Cook, Davenport, Iowa, poet, was deported from India early in February. Before that, she lived a life stranger than the most fantastic fiction. In 1931, she renounced occidental ways on the ground that they furnished no lasting, spiritual pleasures. She was baptized In the River Ganges and became a follower of Gandhi. Son Barred by U. S. She entered his seminary in the vale of Kashmir, lived there for eight months and abruptly left, an- .(Tiint *o pnur. 2, column 4) IllRDPENOTTO CETUrS, LOANS Morgenthau Says Ban Put on Financial Help to All Defaulters. WASHINGTON, March 24. *)-The door to America's vast capital resources was slammed shut today to virtually every major European ·overnment. An administration, ruling announced by Secretary Morgenthau made effective in advance the legis- ation now pending in congress to prohibit new advances of American money to foreign dabtor nations that are wholly or partly in default. Already 1'asscd Senate. Explaining that this bill by Senator Johnson (R., Cal.) already has passed the senate and is expected to pass the house, Morgenthau said it had the administration's support. "It would be contrary to administration sentiment and the apparent sentiment of congress to approve such loans," he said. France provided the issue on which the ruling was made. New York banks were invited to participate in a 100,000,000 guilder Dutch syndicate loan to the French treasury. "France, I have observed, is among the defaulters," Morgenthau said when asked why Washington had said "no" to New York bankers. Slake Token Payments. The secretary did not explain whether his ruling would apply to countries making token payments, Jut it would if the strict letter of the Johnson bill is applied. Such a policy would put in the shut out goup such war debtors as 3reat Britain, Belgium, Italy, Po- 'and, Czechoslovakia, Greece and others. Only Finland among- the war debtors would be eligible for an American loau. Finland is up to date on her payments. Two Clinton Women Injured When Train Runs Into Their Ca Labor Chiefs Consider New Proposition to Be Submitted. WASHINGTON, March 24. (JP- . A proposal for settlement of the threatened automobile strike offered by union leaders was rejected today by the manufacturers and the labor men immediately began considering* what further proposition they could . submit. The union men had dropped theii 1 demand for labor elections and. were willing to settle on the basis of having- their membership lists submitted to a government agency for comparison with payroll lists to be supplied by the manufacturer. However, the committee representing the manufacturers insisted that the union lists should be submitted to them. Purpose of Persecution. The labor men contended that the automobile executives in the past had discriminated so extensively against the union members that there was no assurance the membership lists would not be used fof purposes of persecution. Following- a , meeting at tlia American Federation of Labor headquarters, the union leaders planned to sec Hugh S. Johnson, NRA administrator, in a further effort, to reach a settlement today. They had plans all made for returning to Detroit tonight. Await Developments. The motor executives, meanwbiir, awaited developments, on the laboi.' side before making any further move. · The manufacturers had issued 'a; statement today .saying- thcl ^TM agreedjto appointment of ori.lV. tial board to pass on labor'griev- ances but.they charged again that the labor unions intend to obtain a- dominant position. The manufacturers spoke in reply to reports that settlement of the strike depended only on wil 1 - ingness of the management to let: the government check the union membership claims with payroll?-, and say whether they nrc correct. Only Remaining Issue. "If that is the only remaining issue," the statement s.iicl, "let there be no misunderstanding as to whar. t means. "It means that the union refuses to tell the manufacturers whom the union represents, it wants the right o act for employes xvithout disclos- 'ng their authority from them. It is like a lawyer saying- to you, 'I have a client who is suing you. I won't tell you who he is, but I will bargain for him.' "No outside agency can chock the .mion claims ugainst the payroll, can come to any fair decision without disclosing the names to the manufacturers. To Dominate Industry. "The union's refusal to say whom it represents is just another iudica- U- 1 Two Robbers Kill Victim in Holdup CHICAGO, March 24. OP)--Two robbers accosted Morris Krinsky, 38. a laundry truck driver, took $28 from him and ordered him to run. from them as fast as he could. Krinsky ran, but not in a manner that suited them. They shot twice, both bullets striking him. Krinsky died in a hospital early- today. Candy Recipes CEDAR RAPIDS, March 24. . Mrs. May Wells and her daughter, iss Mabel Wells, both of Clinton, were injured early today when their automobile, driven by Miss Wells, was struck by a switch train on a downtown crossing. Mrs. Wells suffered a fractured ight hip and back injuries; her daughter was bruised. Both were aken to a hospital, but Miss Wells was released after receiving first aid. Miss Wells told police she did not ;ee the crossing flagman, but train- Tien said the flagman tried to atop he car first and then flagged the rain. EVERY kind of candy that can bo 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 wilt mail.your copy 10 any address. In- close 6 cents in coin to cover cost, postage and handling. Uce coupon. Mason City Globe-Gazetto Information IJureau, Frederic .(. HasUin, Washington. D. C. 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