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-·-.LOV c n s w 11. 1 . ·',. ;PT OF i :· North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home 7-ZZ- "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COP* ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 27,1934 TU13 PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 145 lowans in Washington McArthur in News With Trip to Capital. W A S H I N G T O N , March 27. UP)-Some paintings by Iowa CWA artists will soon go on display in competition with a painting by an artist of international reputation. Gilbert White is preparing to hang in the department of agriculture m a i r building a mural he, was commissioned to paint during the republican regime in the department. In the adjoining court of the .building, during the next few weeks a series of panels painted for Iowa 'State college by CWA artists un 'der the direction of Grant Wood o Cedar Rapids, Iowa's famous paint er, will go on exhibition. ' The panels, about 17 feet high depict typical Iowa farm scenes done with a touch which is unmistakably Wood's. The simple severity of 'line is there, but the panels do not have the biting sarcasm evident in his painting "D. A. R." which brought down on his rugged bead the collective condemnation of the venerable daughters of the American revolution. McArthur Visits Wallace. Among tie lowans in Washington during the past week was State Senator William McArthur of Mason City, roommate of Secretary Wallace at Iowa State college. McArthur came in to participate in the hearings on direct buying of livestock. · However, he spent [ some time with the secretary .and his conversation turned, as it inevitably does wben they get together, into an argument on seed corn. Meanwhile, ·. the jenatpr'iiijtQttiig son: continues ·-"·'·* ^ - ^ ' f a j o i l .Jtanri nestr F. R. PROPOSES WORLD NAVY CUT President Roosevelt Vetoes Big . . - , . , . -' rt lf you're one 'of ' those who .occasionally writes a letter to your .congressman-, a -pertinent question to ask would be "why haven't many of tbe codes adopted by the NRA End AAA contained essential provisions for standardizing and grading foodstuffs?" Resisted by Manufacturers. Some of them do but persistent resistance by manufacturers has emasculated mnny of the proposals offered by the Consumers' Advisory board and Consumers' counsel. Pressure, political and otherwise, has prevented the adoption of provisions which would assure consumers of getting what they pay for. An almost unbelievable amount of propaganda has flooded the capital and the nation in fighting the proposed Copeland bill for regulating labeling, sole and use of drugs, foods and cosmetics. Drastic revisions have eliminated many of the objections of the group which, for business reasons, would prefer to retain the pure food and drugs act tinder which the government cannot prosecute a manufacturer even if his drug kills unless he has been so careless as to make a mis-state- ment on the label. JURYDECL¥ES CONWAY GUILTY ANAMOSA, March 27. IIP)-- J. M. Conway, former auditor of the Anamosa reformatory, was found guilty of embezzlement by a district court jury today. · ' The charges against Conway were based on alleged failure to enter in the cash books of the institution checks which had been received. REJECTS ACT TO BOOST BENEFITS GIVEN VETERANS House Gets Ready for Vote, Expected to Sustain Veto. WASHINGTON, March 27. UP)-President Roosevelt today vetoed the independent offices appropriation bill because it carried increased allowances for war veterans and government workers exceeding his budget by 5228,000,000. "I am compelled to take note of the fact," he said in a message to congress, "that in creating this excess the congress has failed at the same time to provide a similar sum by additional taxation. Decrease in Funds. "Moreover, to the extent that the amount of money appropriated by the congress is in excess of my bud get estimates, and in the absence o provision for additional revenues there must be a decrease in the funds available for essential relie work." It was the first veto of a major piece of legislation by the president and congressional leaders predicted he would be sustained. The house planned to vote immediately whether to override the veto. Deeper Consideration. "My disapproval of this bill," said the conclusion, "is not based solely upon the consideration of dollars and cents. There is a deeper 'consideration "You and I are concerned with. the principles herein enunciated I trust that the congress will. continue to co-operate with me in our common effort to restore general prosperity and relieve distress." F. R. Speaks Firmly. The president spoke firmly about the increases voted by congress for veterans, repeating his stand for the principles outlined to the American Legion 'convention in Chicago last year. "I am very confident," he said, "that the American people, including the overwhelming majority of veterans themselves, approve these principles and in the last analysis will support them." The president reviewed the effort of special boards to seek justice for those veterans entitled to government compensation for service con nected disabilities. Outlines Modification. He outlined the modification mad. by himself in the veterans' economj act of a year ago and said that il justice required further changes he would make them. "It is a simple and undeniable fact," he said, "that the United States, in terms of compensation and in terms of hospitalization, ha. done and is doing infinitely mor for our veterans and their depend ents than any other government. ^ "What you and I are seeking i justice and fairness in the Individ ual case." Bill Now Dead. The whole Independent office bill, to which are attached amend ments providing for tbe veteran Weai MANNY STKEWL ALBANY, N. Y., Marcb 27. {/p--Manny Strewl, convicted of kidnaping' John J. O'Connell, Jr., for $40,000 ransom last July, was given a mandatory sentence of 50 years in prison today. Arrangements were made to take him to Clinton prison at Dannemora, immediately. 'FORECAST IOWA--Generally fair; not so cold in west and north portions Tuesday night. Wednesday probably cloudy to cloudy; warmer except in the extreme northwest portion. MINNESOTA: Partly cloudy to cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday, possibly snow In north portion by Wednesday; not so cold Tuesday night and in southeast portion Wednesday; c o l d e r Wednesday In northwest, LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning: Maximum Monday 37 Minimum In Night 13 At 8 A. M. Tuesday 21 (Tom lo Fagc 2, Colnnm S) DISOliRSMARK ELECTION IN K,C Negro Election Worker 1 Killed; Report Many Sluggings. KANSAS CITY, March 27. UP)-One killing, numerous sluggings and other disorders marked the hotly contested municipal election here today between the powerful democratic organization and the citizens- fusionist ticket. William Findley, a Negro democratic election worker, was shot and killed in a polling place at 1901 West Twenty-fourth street. He was reported to have been struck by a bullet intended for a republican election judge. Douglas Gregg, another democratic election worker, was reported to have been badly beaten. Justin Bowersock, reporter for the Kansas City Star, assigned to coverage of the election, said he was slugged and six or eight shots were fired at him and two citizen-fusion workers near a polling place in the first district, which borders the Missouri river waterfront on the north side. Several Leading Steel Companies Plan Wage Boost Expect Announcement of 10 Per Cent Increase in Trade Magazine. NEW YORK, March 27. UP)-- ieveral leading steel producers are onsidering increases in wages, irobably of 10 per cent, it was re- iably reported in Wall street today. Ln announcement is expected Jirough the iron and steel institute omorrow. It was expected the increase would not involve a reduction in the iresent 40 hour week, since steel ixucutives have asserted this would seriously interfere with steel' mak-; ng processes, without an adequate- y compensating increase in employment. It was understood that the movement toward higher wages had been spurred along by a leading steel executive in Pittsburgh, who sent telegrams to heads of other companies inviting them to join in a 10 percent wage boost. The finance committee of the United States Steel corporation, largest factor in the industry, was slated to meet late today, and it was assumed final decision would then be reached. . In boosting wages, the steel Industry would be following in the footsteps of the automobile industry, in which several leading plants last week announced a cut in working hours of 10 per cent, together with an increase in wage rates of the same amount. THIRD MEMBER OF AUTO BOARD Kelly Will R e p r e s e n t Industrial Side and Byrd Labor. WASHINGTON, March 27. (.«-- Leo Wolman, Columbia university professor, today was named neutral member of the automobile labor board which is to sit in Detroit to carry out terms of the industry's settlement obtained by President Roosevelt. With Wolman will serve Nicholas Kelly, representing the industrial side, and Richard Byrd of Pontiac Mich., for labor. Appointment of the three was announced by NRA together with word that the board would meet in Detroit at the call of the nctra" member not later than 7 p. m Wednesday. Chairman of Board. Wolman since the start of NRA has been chairman of its labor ad visory board, a post which he has not surrendered as yet despite fre quent criticism of his policies bj union leaders. Wolman himself has no direc labor ties. Kelly is connected with the Chry sler company and the Nations Automobile Chamber of Commerci Byrd is president of one of th American Federation of Labor local DILLINGER "DOUBLE" SOCIAL REFORM OUGHT TO WAIT, IT Frank Carpenter (above), arrested in Minneapolis on bank robbery charges, is classfxl by authorities as a "double" for John Dillinger, fugitive desperado. (Associated P r e s s Photo). Guided by Principles "The boara was instructed to be guided in its actions by the principles of settlement set forth by President Roosevelt last Sunday night when he obtained agreement between labor and management to call off the threatened strike. Senator Robert F. Wagner has agreed to revise his labor board bill, on which, industrialists have been training their heavy guns. Senator Wagner (democrat, N. y.) planned to make at least one fresh concession to opponents of the measure. He said in an interview that one change would permit employers to "initiate" the formation of company unions, providing the intent was to be helpful to labor and provided employer-control of the unions was outlawed. Major Developments. Around the white house and the NRA other major developments on tbe labor front centered: President Roosevelt planned to receive spokesmen for the railroad unions in a new effort to smooth out a wage dispute. The NRA, continuing a hearing on revision of the soft coal code, beard eastern operators praise tbat document. Operators of the Appalachian coal fields hastened to avert a 350,000 man tieup in that region by negotiating for a new wage agreement to replace the agreement expiring April 1. __ Lock Contracts Approved. WASHINGTON, .March 27. UP)-The war department approved yesterday a contract for construction of a roadway at Lock 18 on the Mississippi at Burlington to C. R Gates, Ottumwa, for ?23,219. WIRT CERTAIN TO HAVE HIS CHANGE To Be Asked to Give Names pISrainTrBsliEllin Attend Elot. WASHINGTON, March 27 r. .William A. Wirt, Gary, Ind., Jiool superintendent, is certain to et a chance to name the "brain usters" he charges plotted a revo- tion in the Roosevelt administra- on. The only question today was hich branch of government -- con- ress or the department of justice -- would make the investigation. An effort will be made in the Thomas HustonMacbride Dies in Seattle Hospital President Emeritus of S. U. L Worn Out by Old Age. SEATTLE, March'27. UP)--Worn out by the infirmities of age and failing to rally from an operation late last week, Dr. Thomas Huston Macbride, 85 year old president emeritus of the University of Iowa, died at a hospital here at 10:05 a. m. today. . Dr. Macbride had been visiting here with a son, Phillip, a lawyer and was taken to the hospital last Thursday night. Dr. H. G. King, his physician, said Mr. Macbride's condition had been critical for the last two days. Only bis great vitality had permitted him to rally somewhat from an operation on Friday. Outstanding Figure. Dr. Macbride was an outstanding figure in fields other than that of educational administration. He was a botanist of note and an historical writer of more than ordinary ability. Although his supervision of the university as president from 1914 to 1917 was eminently successful much of his fame was due searches and publications after tha period. His work at the school' lakeside laboratory at Okoboji was outstanding botanically, and hi book, "In Log Cabins and So Houses," published by the Stat Historical society in 1929, was con sidered outstanding among litera ture dealing with Iowa pioneers Gets Honorary Degree. At the age of 80, in 1928, he re turned to the University campus t receive the honorary degree of doc tor of laws. President Walter A Jessup at that time paid high trib ute to the snowy haired man wh almost overcome with emotion spoke of his pleasant memories o the school. He had previously re ceived LI. D. degrees from Coe co lege in 1914 and Monmouth colleg in 1914. He was born at Rogersville, Tenn July 31, 1848, tile son of the Re- James B. and Sarah Macbride. ouse today to have a congressional ommittee do the job. Speaker Rainy, on the other hand, believes the ustice department should do it. Call It "Joke." Several of President Roosevelt's rofessional advisers termed the atter a "joke." Most declined to ven discuss it. Still others were re- orted reliably to have denied mak- ng such statements as Dr. Wirt sted in a letter read last week be- ore the house commerce commit- ee. Professor William F. Ogburn of he University of Chiago, said: "Dr. Wirt states that the 'new ealers' hold out no hope for recov- ry, so that a revolution may take lace. I challenge him to name one man in the so-called 'brain trust' who is not interested in the welfare and recovery of the country." Only "Kerensky." Among other assertions in Dr. Wirt's letter were that an unnamed 'brain truster" told him months ago that Mr. Roosevelt was only the 'Kerensky" of the revolution then being planned; that he would be supplanted by a "Stalin," and that some presidential advisers were seeking to hamper business recovery to bring about, this end. The Indiana pedagog has since seen quoted as saying he could disclose the name of his informant when the welfare of the country demanded. Said Speaker Rainey along this line in urging a justice department investigation: Little or Big. "If there are men, little or big, connected with the recovery movement who have made the statements he alleges, whether they were joking or serious, Dr. Wirt should give their names. "His refusal to do so, brands him as a mere publicity seeker, determined to sabotage the recovery program of the administration as much as possible." Representative Bulwinkle (D.-N. Car.) said he would seek to gain unanimous consent in the house this afternoon to bring up for immediate action his resolution to investigate the "truth or falsity" of the charges. 4 Killed and 8 Hurt as Wall Collapses VERA CRUZ, Mex., March 27. /P -- Four men were killed and eight E d u c a t o r Says "Brain Trust" Should End Depression First. GARY, Ind., March 27. (J'l--Dr. William A. Wirt, educator, said today that "brain trusters" should seek to "get us out of the depression first and then bring up their social reform legislation." He told of investigations which, he said, led him to make his sensational charges that some unnamed advisers of the president admitted plotting revolution. The educator explained his views only a few hours after he said he had received a death threat from a person signing himself "a faithful member of the United States of America Royal Citizen Secret society." It carried a Buffalo, N. 1"., postmark Willing to Be Sacrificed. "If someone must be sacrificed to make the people aware, I am willing," he snid. His charge that within twn months congress will have signei away a considerable part of the freedom of the citizens was not a "bolt from the blue," he said, bu was based on information gathered over two years. Tha information, he declared, came in a series · of controversies -ana)-correspondence-growing;.out of in Attempt of his to baVe. civic and history* textbooks rewHtten^Ki in- .clude evidence of bow . ; ttie 'laws of "economics work. He wanted that done so students could learn the difficulties attending a rearrangement of the price structure. Adventures Similar. "If," he said, "we had taught what happened, economically, after the Civil war, citizens would have had some intimation of what was going on after the World war. The economic adventures were similar. "It was out of the correspondence Ronberg to Be Mayor at Forest City Hildebrand Renamed at Belmond; Other Towns Vote. and investigation and labor to this end that I gained the information of what the brain trusters are so perilously near doing." Dr. Wirt said economics is not too esoteric for high school students and the man in the street. It has been made to sound difficult by professors. Regiment Business. "Our problem is this. Bills now before the congress would in effect institute an excessive regimentation of business and industry by the government. Thus, if you wanted, we'll say, to go into the grocery busi-, ness you would first have to get the permission of your government. But if the government had decided that there already were enough grocery stores, you could not enter the business. "Fine for those already in the grocery business, but how about those on the outside? "The government plans to retire from production several thousands of acres of marginal land. What are the workers of that marginal land to do to make a living? They (Turn to Fuse 1, Column 4) FOREST CITY, March 27.--N.L. Ronberg yesterday was elected mayor of Forest City by a 22 vote margin. He received 349 votes while M. . Wolfs received 327. The total vote vas more than 700. About 40 ballots were spoiled. There was much scratching and stickers were used in one office. Councilmen elected were Emil Anderson, Bert Perry, Earl Fox, Wiliam Drews and Floyd Valley. M. 51. Brunsvold was elected assessor and H. C. Cleothas, treasurer. HILDEBUAND BEATS TWO AT BELMOND BELMOND, March 27.--C. N. Hildebrand was re-elected mayor of Belmond as the citizens' ticket carried. Hildebrand recived 487 votes, Harry G. Nordschow on the people's ticket 207 and T. B. Champlin on the labor ticket, 220. The vote cast totaled 914 and was a record vote for Belmond. Others on the citizens' ticket who were elected were: Councilman, Harm Steenblock, H. F. Peterson, George F. Hegengcr. Fred D. Fulton and R. L. Kinseth; treasurer, D. C. Hewlett, and assessor, E. W. Luick. ST. ANSGAll EUECTS \ BERNSTEIN FOR MAYOR ST. ANSGAR, March 27.--J. F. Bernstein on the Citizens' ticket was elected mayor, .receiving 227 -votes. *V. L. Dockstader on the progres- veTtlclceT'feceivea"rrs;"Nettie Liind Jr treasurer .received 249 and H. S. orenson for assessor 223. Council- en elected were C. P. Golberg, . B. Hansen, Arthur Rosel. August uechel and H. O. Hendrickson. our hundred votes were cast. OMMUNITY HALL FUND AKRIES 120 TO 20 ALTA VISTA, March 27.--The jecial proposition calling for the iproval of funds for the new muni- pal hall carried by a vote of 120 i 20. The voting" was largely a jrmality as the building is practi- ally completed. The people's ticket as elected. Carl A. White, mayor; eorge B. Lofy, assessor; L. B. Maoney, Adolph Alt, Herman Schan- ROOSEVELT WILL injured when a wall of the municipal building under construction here collapsed. . Several Aides Invited to Board Yacht Before It Reaches Miami. WASHINGTON, March 27. UP)-President Roosevelt plans to mix i little work with pleasure on the va cation fishing trip upon which h departs tonight. It became apparent today tha several bulging brief cases of off! cial businesses will be hauled ou before the trip to southern water ends. Several aides have been invite to hop aboard Vincent Astor' yacht, the Nourmahal, before i touches at Miami a little more tha a week hence. Hugh S. Johnson, industrial ad ministrator, stood first upon the Ii: of those invited to call off the coas of Florida during the cruise. H probably will accept. Mr. Roosevelt will leave here to night by train for Jacksonville, Fla where tomorrow morning he boarc uie Astor yacht. MEASURE TO BOOST SIZE OF 11. S. FLEET Hopes 1935 Conference Will Agree on Slash in Strength. WASHINGTON, March 27. (.'ft- President Roosevelt today proposed further reductions in naval strength in the 1935 disarmament parley as he signed the bill authorizing construction of the American navy up to existing treaty strength. "It has been and will be the policy of the administration," said Mr. Roosevelt in a memorandum "to favor continued limitation of naval armaments. "It is my personal hope that the naval conference to be held in 1935 will extend all existing limitations and agree to further reductions." Over 7 Year 1'erlod. The construction measure contemplates expenditures estimated at $500,000,000 to $750,000,000 over a seven year period for ships and airplanes. The bill would permit construction of 65 destroyers. 32 submarines, four cruisers and more than 1,000 airplanes. However, a final decision for constructing most of the ships and planes would be left with the budget bureau. It must approve the actual expenditures. Ship contracts would go alternately to government and private shipyards. Private bidders could not make more than 10 per cent profit on contracts of $10,000 or more. No Funds Authorized, Congress must appropriate^fundB before any- of the-~£onstruM^S- a Jic_ thorized can be.undertaken,..'. I Mr. Roosevelt has notwtL j how much immediate^','',, be done. * ^y ifiMt The measure was signeffTn _,.., presence of naval and congression ..£, · leaders. ; Mr. Roosevelt penned a. memoij andum explaining the bill was sin' ply an authorization and that actv construction of the ships must'awan.-- future appropriations. (Turn to 1'flse 3D, Column 6) PRIVATETilS TO MAKE BIDS loosevelt Intends to Turn Airmail Service Back to Them. WASHINGTON, March 27. LV1-- President Roosevelt intends to permit immediate bidding by private nes for airmail service and to turn lirmail transportation over to them LD soon as possible. He called in officials of the post- jffice department today to arrange or bids to serve during a temporary period before permanent legis- ation is enacted. Methods of restoring the airmail service. to private lines were with- icld pending a conference for later .oday. Mr. Roosevelt arranged for this action on the eve of his departure T rom the capital for a 10 day vaca ;ion in southerr. waters. Calls It "A Sham." NEW YORK, March 27. UP)-Col. E d d i e Rickenbacker, vice president of the North American Aviation, parent company for Transcontinental and Western Air Inc., and Eastern Air Transport Inc., today termed the re-bidding phase of the president's air mail decision "a sham," but said his companies were ready to carry tbe mail "on an hour's notice." State Aeronautics Board Studies New Set of Regulations DES MCJINES, March 27. (JH-/embers of the Iowa aeronautics ommission today were studying rules and regulations adopted at their organization session yesterday. The members elected Charles W. atschet of Des Moines chairman and appointed Brig. Gen. Charles H. Grab.!, state adjutant general, as commission secretary, and Lieut. Col. W. A. Bevan of Ames as technical advisor. Other members of the commission, named under a new state law, are Ralph W. Cram of Davenport and W. B. Swaney of Fort Dodge. All members are licensed pilots. Behead Communists for Slaying of Nazi D U E S S E L D O R F , Germany. March 27. IIP)--Three communists were beheaded today for killing a nazi storm trooper June 20, 1932, during a communist attack on a storm troop headquarters at Erkrath. COIN BOOK As much as §10,000 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. Lubbers Funeral to Be Held Thursday CLINTON, March 27. UP)-- Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the First Presbyterian church for J. Lubbers, Clinton county CWA administrator, who died Monday, A number of prominent Iowa Legionnaires have signified their intcn- , tion of attending as Lubbers was state finance officer and member of the state executive board o£ the Legion. 1' Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for "Everybody's Coin Book." Name Street City State Qfail to Washington. D. C.\_ : _ _ t

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