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' - M . D V E R : :- ! / [ · ; a . - ' T · · r ' O F I ' " ; , . - Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME E D I T I O N VOL. XL ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE :ASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, MARCH 26,1934 11113 PAPEIC CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 144 Respond to 'Blacklist 9 Democratic Rebels Leading Topic of Discussion. By HERBERT PLUMMER T A S H I N G T O N , March 26. UP-Nothing has occurred on capital hill in a long while w h i c h Brought a quicker reaction than the r e p o r t that Speaker Rainey had ordered compiled a "blacklist" of democratic rebels. For days it was the favorite topic of conversation in cloakrooms, at luncheon tables and in corridors. Hoeppel of Cali forma, one of the most recalcitran of democrats, even carried the mat ter to the floor of the house. Aris ing to propound a parliamentary in quiry of the speaker--a member's privilege at any time--he asked: "I would like to know if the democratic blacklist will be published in the congressional record now or after the elections." "That," snapped the speaker, not a parliamentary inquiry-" Hoeppel is "on the books" as hav- ' l lng vpted again 12 of the 21 bills and resolutions Rainey classes as "administration" measures. A Big Stick? What amuses veteran observers around the capitol is that house members should grow so alarmed Because the speaker is keeping tab on how they vote. The practice has been common under previous speakers. Nick Longworth could tell at a minute's notice how members voted on important issues when he presided over the house. Jack Garner could do the same. They, or their respective aides .compiled such statistics after each roll call vote. Tne truth of the matter is,' say .. .those On/the inside, that .Rainey ! :"ihasn't beenjsprmellculous as' his predecessors nVReepmg" J his " Chart up-to-date. When word leaked out, follow?"" a series of insurgent moves 1 «y democrats, that he had ordered a. detailed check to show who liad voted "wrong:," the rebels became alarmed. First-termers, still a bit hazy as to what it all about, so than some of the PUN PROBE OF "PLOT" CHARGES F. R. Sees New Order as Strike Threat Ends Main Points in Plan for Settlement are more others. Just how big a stick Rainey has in this voting list is open to debate. A Sobering Effect. The speaker's greatest authority lies in his power of recognition. He could, if he so chose, refuse to recognize on the floor any member he has "blacklisted." The house leadership could make it difficult, if not impossible, for "blacklisted" members to further legislation in which they are interested. There are ways a-plenty to do this. Then the mere knowledge that their votes are being- watched may have its effect on many who otherwise would stray. The story is being told privately how five western representatives declared their opposition to the administration approved Bankhead compulsory cotton control bill shortly before the Rainey list became known. But on the roll call vote all five were found in the. "aye" column. .Mrs. Regel to Run for Representative From Floyd County CHARLES CITY, March 26.-Mrs. · Bessie Regel, wife of the former county treasurer, A. G. Regel, Saturday announced herself a candidate for the democratic nomination for state representative from Floyd county. BOARD IS NAMED TO SETTLE ALL AUTO DISPUTES Decisions on P a y r o l l s and Union Lists to Be Final. By JAMES COI'E WASHINGTON., March 26. (.«-- President Roosevelt looks for a new order in the relations betwen the working man and his employer as a result of his eleventh hour settlement of the controversy that threatened a general strike in the automobile industry. He and Gen. Hugh S. Johnson obtained an agreement from executives and labor leaders last night after weeks of exhausting negotiations. It established representation for all employes of dealing with management, while extending fresh safeguards to all unions against intimidation or interference. Council in Industry. "It is my hope," said the presi- °£. 1( »g service, high skill and ef- dent, "that this system may develop ficlenc y= _ * . - - . - · - - ! - . . . . · . * The companies agree not to discriminate against union men in any way and to bargain with the chosen representatives. Further details were left by President Roosevelt "to be workei out on the basis of common sensi and justice." WASHINGTON, March 2G. OB-Here are the essentials of the agreement on which the automobile strike was settled A board of three, expected to be completed today, will allot representation of worker delegates for collective bargaining to A. F. of L. unions, company unions and others on the basis of their membership in each plant. The division will be made on the basis of union rolls and company payroll lists. This board will also pass on complaints over discharges and discrimination against union men. Its decision in all cases will be final. Union rolls need not be turned over to the management, but unless they are discrimination cases cannot be brought. In laying off men after the rush season the companies will not let out more union men proportionately than non-union, but must first see that preference is given to those with dependents, and also to those into a kind of works council in industry in which all groups of em- ploj'es, whatever may be their choice of organization or form of representation, may participate in joint conference with their employ- rs." He hailed this as basis for a more comprehensive, adequate and equitable system of'relations than ever has- existed^ jn-a''l£Sge-tadustry~-:' ·'.'·'.- Under the agreement the -NRA planned to complete before nightfall a three man board, with one neutral member and one from either side. It will sit in Detroit and there settle all questions of employe representation, including discharges and claims of discrimination. Byrd Nominated. The name of Richard E. Byrd, Pontiac. Mich., was banded to the president by spokesmen of the automobile workers as their nominee to represent labor on the three man mediation board. The motor car executives had several men in mind-as their representative, but put off a definite choice until later today. Johnson also had several in mind to serve as the third or neutral member. Decisions of this board shall be 'inal, and it shall have access to all myrolls and union lists. On the jasis of these it shall apportion he number of employe representa- .ives in eah plant--A. F. of L. local, company union or other union--in ratio to the number of men belong- ng to each. LEAUINGSENTENCES^ INF. RESTATEMENT WASHINGTON, March 26. (#-Some of the high spot sentences in President Roosevelt's statement on the agreement between capital and labor in the follow: automobile industrj "We have set forth on a bas:s on which, for the first time in any large industry, a more comprehensive, a more adequate and a more equitable system of industrial relations may be built than ever be- "We have for the first time written Into an industrial settlement a definite rule for the equitable handling of reductions and increases of forces." 9K* Wea FORECAST IOWA: Mostly cloudy, possibly snow In extreme east portion, somewhat colder Monday night; Tuesday fair to partly cloudy, somewhat warmer in extreme northwest portion. MINNESOTA: Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday; colder in extreme east, not quite so cold in northwest Monday night; slowly rising temperature Tuesday. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning: Maximum Sunday 47 Minimum in Night 28 At 8 A. M. Monday 32 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum Saturday 2!) Minimum in Night .15 Lists Not Disclosed. The union lists need not be disclosed to the management except m order of the president himself, Jut unless they are, union men cannot bii^; claims of discrimination. In laying off men, when the high production period ends, the companies are pledged to consider "human relationships" first--to protect (Torn to Page B, Column ) I "If we can establish a formula which gives weight to the human factors as well as the economic, social and organizational factors in relieving the hardship of seasonal layoff, we shall have accomplished a great deal." BEH TRIAL WILL START APRIL 9 Kraschel and Broker Plead Not Guilty to Iowa PWA Charges. DES MOINES, March 26. UP)-- Lieut. Gov. Nels Kraschel and Carleton D. Beh, Des Moines investment broker, today pleaded not guilty to charges growing out of the federal grand jury inquiry into Iowa public works administration. Federal Judge Charles Dewey at the same time set the first trial for Davenport at 2 p. m., April 9. The trial will be that of Beh on a forgery charge, transfer having been asked by defense attorneys. The joint indictment of Kraschel and Beh on a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States government by hampering operations of the industrial recovery act will come up for trial in Des Moines at 10 a. m., April 25. Judge Dcwey is expected to preside at both trials. The two indictments were returned Jan. 27 but through agreement of attorneys arraignment was postponed until after adjournment of -he recent special assembly session. Both Kraschel and Beh were pre- "My view, and that of both em- ployes and employers, is that we have measurably done so in this settlement." 'This Is not a one-sided statute and organizations of employes seeking to exercise their representative rights cannot at the same time be unmindful of their responsibilities." "It (the agreement) gives promise" of sound industrial relations." "In actual practice details and machinery will of course have to be worked out on the basis of common sense and justice, but the big point is that this broad purpose can develop with a tribunal which can handle practically every problem in an equitable way." sent in person today. "In all the hectic experiences of NRA I have not seen more earnest and patriotic devotion than has been shown by both employers and employes in the automobile industry." "Having pioneered in mechanical invention to a point where the whole world marvels at the perfection and economy of American motor ears and their widespread ownership by our citizens in everv walk cf life, this industry has indicated now its willingness to undertake a pioneer effort in human engineering on a basis never before attempted.'" W. F.l(o7 P Not to Be Congress Candidate BURLINGTON, March 26 («-- W. F. Kopp. Mt. Strike led by Samuel Orncr, president of Tiixk-ab Drivers' union, has become most destructive demonstration In New York City in years. Orner is shown making address. (Central Press). s^-i~s^-^f^^^~^^:^ Score Serioiisly Injured by Gale in New Orleani 100 Homes Demolished or Damaged; Thousands Panic Stricken. NEW ORLEANS, March 26. (.T) A wind of tornadic force, driving a cloudburst of rain before it, todaj dipped into four sections of lowei New Orleans, demolishing or damaging nearly 100 homes and seriously injuring at least 12 persons Scores of others were less seriously hurt, but an accurate check was impossible during the morning many persons seeking first aid anc shelter while slashing rain continued to drive across the city. Hourj after the storm struck, dozens of homeless continued to wander panic stricken through the razed areas looking for members of :heir families and resisting police efforts to get everyone under shel- ij« Half of the ambulances in the :ity and hundreds of police stood by in the affected sections. Public utility crews clipped live wires and power was shut off to prevent loss of life by electrocution. Darkness hung- over the city lours after the storm struck around i n. m., and a trip through the lit- :ered streets found many persons standing on their tilted porches, iclding "holy candles" in their lands and uttering prayers of hanksgiving for their escape with heir' lives. On one porch, knocked askew by he wind an elderly woman knelt n -prayer, the rain driving into her ace. Members of her family said he had seen a timber driven hrough the body of a neighbor ·Oman. CWA CHIEF DIES l l n e s s Fatal to Lubbers, State Finance Officer of Legion. CLINTON, March 26. (.T 5 )-- J. A. Lubbers, 48, Clinton county CWA administrator and state finance officer of the department of Iowa, SENATE GIVES IN TOHOUSEONPAY AND VET ISSUES Supply Act Ready for White House; Fate Uncertain. WASHINGTON, March 26. uV)-- Congressional action was completed today on the controversial independent offices'appropriation bill providing war veterans' allowances and return of part of government em- ployes cut pay, and the measure was sent to' an uncertain fate at the white house. The house agreed to a senate amendment by Steiwer (R-Orc.) after the senate had concurred in house approval of 583,000,000 for veterans and $126,000,000 for government employes. The senate previously had voted $118.000,000 for veterans and $190,000,000 for restoration of part of government workers' cut pay. Leaders Expect; Veto- Democratic leaders insisted off the floor the president would veto the bill in the hope a. compromise could be worked out to restore presumptive veterans cases with a clause that they should stand further review. Other veterans' advocates predicted the president would sign" the bill. Views of leaders of the move for the more liberal treatment of the veterans^were summarized -by .Stei- of a veto of .the bill in this form and more hope of passing it over a veto if one was forthcoming. Could Not Be Passed. He conceded if the senate insisted upon its more liberal terms, the bill could not be passed over a veto. The Iowa senators were divided on the house provisions vote, Murphy (D) voting for the proposal and Dickinson (R) voting against the measure. The Steiwer amendment, approved without a roll call, changes the house language to make certain it would not affect adversely certain combat cases in restoring to the rolls at 75 per cent of former bene- i fits 29,000 veterans with presumptive service connected disabilities. Accepted 48 to 39. The house amendments were accepted by a vote of 48 to 39. They provide for permanent res- :oration without review of the 29,)00 World war veterans struck from the rolls by the economy act because they could not prove their disabilities were service connected. They would be given 5 per cent of former benefits as against the 100 ler cent voted originally by the senate. The Americans also restore to the rolls thousands of Spanish-American war veterans, their widows and or- )hans at 15 per cent of former pensions as against 90 per cent asked by the senate. Griebling Secretary of State Labor Federation Says Headquarters t Be Established in Mason City. William H. Griebling, for several years secretary of the Mason City Labor assembly and prominent in union organization work in this section, was chosen secretary-treasurer of the Iowa State Federation of Labor at a meeting- of the executive board at Des Moines Sunday night. Mr. Griebling succeeds Michael Sherman, who has been selected as labor conciliator with headquarters at Washington, D. C. Mr. Griebling's place on the executive board was filled by the appointment of Walter F. Scholes, Council Bluffs. The Mason City man had been a member of the executive board since 1926 and has been president of the state council of carpenters for a number of years. That the headquarters of the state. labor organization would be established in Mason City instead of Des Moinea was the statement of Mr. Griebling in a telephone message to Clint Hickox, president of*the local labor assembly, Sunday night, following the meeting held at the Kirkwood hotel. --Photo ly Kirk Studio WILLIAM H. GKIEBLINt! Delegates From 93 Iowa Counties at State Dairy Meei DES MOINES, March 26. UP Delegates- from'- 83 Iowa countie. dairy' meeting: to discuss dairy pro duction control plans under the agricultural adjustment act. Lloyd Cunningham of Cresco was namec chairman of the meeting and Wilbur Hubbard of Neola was selected as secretary. 'leaners Union in Chicago Votes to Call Off Its Strike CHICAGO, March 26. H)--The leaners, dyers and pressers' union oted to call off a strike scheduled or today which would have thrown 5,000 persons out of employment. The action was in response to a elegram from Senator Wagner, hairman of the national labor oard. Ben Albert, president of the union, aid the crux of the union's demand, limination of piecework, had been ranted by the employers pending egotiations by an industrial rela- ions board. Dr. Thomas McBride Reported Near Death SEATTLE, March 26. OB--Dr. Thomas H. McBride, 85 year old jresident emeritus of the University of Iowa, was reported near death by physicians at the Swedish hospital today. Seriously ill. Dr. McBride was taken to the hospital Thursday night and an operation performed. Amorican die1 this representative in congress from the first Iowa district, announced today that he will not be a candidate for the republican nomination for that office in the June primaries. Kopp served five terms in congress prior to his defeat by Edward C. Eicher in the 1932 election and there had been speculation as to his future political plans. morning in a local hospital. He had been ill since returning from the state commander and adjutant meeting Feb. IS in Des Moines. Coronary thrombosis was the cause of death. He submitted to amputation of his right leg above the knee a week ago in an effort to save his life. He is survived by his wife. Urge Quick Action to Stabilize Money WASHINGTON, March 26. UP)-A warning that government should hasten steps toward money stabilization to prevent a "new wave of currency instability" was published today by the monetary committee of the International Chamber of Commerce. Relief Costs $383,fi07. DE3 MOINES, March 26. UP)--Unemployment relief in Iowa during February cost ?333,607.18, accord- FARMER INCOME SHOWS INCREASE 55 Per Cent Gain in 1933 Over Year Before Shown in AAA Report. _ WASHINGTON, March 25. (,T5-- The agricultural adjustment administration reported today that 1933 farm income was $1,158,000,000 higher than the previous year. This is an increase of 55 per cent. Chester C. Davis, farm administrator, in a report to Secretary Wallace covering the period from last May to February, 1934, asserted that including rental and benefit payments, farm income last year reached $3,271,000,000. Greater improvement is due this year, he said. Due to Program. "Part of this recovery was undoubtedly due to the adjustment program getting under wav," he said. "With livestock and livestock products, the production of which for market covers a longer period, it is not possible to make adjustments so rapidly. "It should be added that the full results of a number of important projects launched in 1933 have not yet been felt. It is expected they will become increasingly evident in 1934." Davis indicated about 40,000,000 acres eventually would be withdrawn from production through the com, wheat, cotton and tobacco reduction programs. He added: Population Increasing. "The agricultural adjustment administration has no thought of preparing for permanent scarcity. The American population is still increasing, though at a declining rate. Agriculture's goal is avoiding surpluses that destroy the buying power of farm commodities and wreck farmers' standards of living." Davis estimated expenditures for rental and benefits on existing programs during 3933, 1934 and 1S35 would total S847.]7R.f)f)ft. with prob- to figures released by E. H. Mu-1 able collections placed at 5872,595,- IJlock, Iowa relief administrator. i05. IMMENSE LENS COOLS SLOWLY Huge Telescopic Eye Will Show Unexplored Parts of Universe. B y WALTER BROWN "" CORNING, N. Y., March 26. UP) --A huge telescopic eye, the largest ever made and expected to reveal vast, unexplored depths of the universe, cooled slowly today in its honeycomb mold in preparation for the final stages of a costly astronomical experiment. Twenty tons of molten blue white glass were poured yesterday into the brick mold at the Corning glass works. When finally fashioned by annealing and grinding into a titanic disk, 200 inches in diameter and 26 inches deep, it will be fitted into a telescope in California. Twice as Large. The disc will bo twice as large as any other. The mirror, when finished four years hence, will reach depths of the void more than one billion light years distant. The most powerful astronomical eye now in ise, at Mount Wilson, Cal., throws back images only 300,000,000 light years distant. Although officials said they fully expected the eye poured yesterday kVill be a success, they disclosed hat several hemispherical "cores" attached to the bottom of the mold disintegrated under the terrific heat. Of Little Moment. They indicated this probably vould be of little moment, but said hat a precaution planned some ime ago will be followed. A new mold will be prepared. If, on exam- nation two or three months, hence, rnperfections are discovered in the glass, a new disc can then be poured orthwith. losing as little' time as lossible. Every one emphasized tnai naking an eye of such size is a rand new experience and that only Ime can tell the exact outcome. The cores are intended to make rev-ices on the bottom of the disc o assist in holding it in place in he telescope and also to reduce the eight. If the mishap does not pro- uce imperfections, the glass works ill make the required crevices by rilling after the mirror is annealed. Slightly Injured. One workman was injured slightly yesterday when be slipped and struck his head on a huge ladle. Within the next 2-1 hours the mirror will .be transferred from its igloo like house to the annealing tank. There It will cool gradually during the next 10 months. It then will be shipped to the Carnegie Institute of Technology in California to be ground to produce a concave reflecting surface. Finally there will be the task of affixing a mirror surface. These last stages will require three years. Completed the telescope will represent an investment of Sfi.OOO.OOO furnished by the international education board. Costs ? 1,000,000. ·The job of making the mirror cost approximately $1,000,000. A large share of the grant was spent trying to make an expansion proof glass of quartz. That failed. Tho Corning- company, after tedious re- RESOLUTION FOR INQUIRY CAUSED BY WIRT CLAIMS House Committee Would Probe Accusation of "Brain Trust." WASHINGTON, March 26. .*V A resolution for a congressional investigation of statements by Dr. William A. Wirt, Gary, Ind., educator, that members of the Roosevelt "brain trust" said they wera attempting- to overthrow the present government, was introduced today by Representative Bulwinkla (D.. N. Car.), It appeared likely the investigation--to be made by a select house committee--would be ordered. Speaker Rainey referred the resolution to the house rules committee' and Bulwinkle said he would ask. for early hearings with a view to getting house action. Five on Committee, The inquiry would be conducted by five members to be appointed by the speaker. The committee would be directed "to conduct a thorough investigation of the truth or falsity of the statements alleged to have been made" by Wirt. The resolution related the statements were contained in a letter read to the house interstate commerce committee by William H. Rand, Jr.. head of the committee for the nation. To Prolong Suffering. "It was alleged among other things," .the- resolution, .continued,. "that,, certain.- employes^tO£»»ihCL__ United SteS^^th'^Fetadrvlduals were attempting or would attempt to prolong suffering:, destitution and misery among the people of the United States; that they were attempting or would attempt to thwart tiie program of national recovery in the United States; that they were attempting or would attempt to overthrow the social order in order that a revolution might b? brought about in the United States. and that such employes or other individuals were attempting to influence the president of the United. States to take action contrary to the general welfare and his constitutional duties." The resolution also would authorize the committee to conduct the investigation "for the purpose of determining whether in the case of the committee on interstate and foreign commerce or in the case of any other committee of the house, any individuals, under the guise of disinterested purposes, or in purporting to express the legislative policies of the administration or of the executive agencies of the government, or with the prestige of close personal, official or unofficial relations with the executive agencies and officials of the government, have in any manner advised or influenced, or attempted to advise or influence the preparation and enactment of any legislation with the object of prolonging economic depression, thwarting the program of national recovery, or overthrowing- the social order or the government of the United States." Report to House. The committee would be directed to report to the house during the- present session the results of its investigation, together with such recommendations it deems advis- Timi to Fuse 0. Column 4) COIN BOOK As much as 510,000 has been paid for a single coin of the United States. The lucky person who could produce today a certain California gold piece might name his own price for it. These are extremes in financial lure of coin collecting. But even amateurs find commensurate pecuniary rewards in this fascinating hobby. The new two color edition of "Everybody's Coin Book" is a complete guide to the art of collecting. Enclose 10 cents to cover- cost, postage and handling. .(Xunj ty I'nxe 5, Column Mason City Glolie-Gnzctto Information Bureau, Frederic J. Hnskin, director, Washington, 1). C. I inclose 30 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for "Every- bodv's Coin Book." Name Street City . State

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