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" I S M £ U t. K E P T O F 10/.'-'i ? ? ! M i l W F '! ' I 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 COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 1934 TI1I8 PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 146 See Trouble forRainey May Go on His Own "Blacklist if He Keeps Promise. By HERBERT FLUMMER A S H I N G T O N , March 28. (l-Speaker Raincy's so-called "blacklist," containing names of those w h o v o t e d "w r o n g" on a d m i n istration measures, m a y come home to roost An ardent silver" man, the speaker recently permitted a vote in the house on the Dies bill providing for the foreign exchange of A rn e r i c an agricultural surplus products for silver. The bill was passed with many votes to spare. At the time he agreed to call up the Dies bill, Rainey also promised proponents of the Fiesinger silver measures--far more drastic--that if the house passed the Dies bill he would permit a vote on their proposal. Now it is indicated -the administration has no desire to see the house express itself on the Fiesinger bill. It is rumored that Speaker Rainey has been told so. worked. Democrats involved in the promise. If he permits the vote, will that place him in the category with others on the "wrong" list? Democrats Examined First. The subcommittee of the house military affairs committea investigating war department contracts, according to those on the inside, deliberately chose to start its inquiry by focusing the spotlight on the activities of the present administration Rogers of New Hampshire, chairman of the subcommittee, is credited with having the investigation reverse the usual procedure anc start at the -end and work-, back to uett"WMui. ifenidve "any""pos- F «, iu «. tJ tnat'Tepubllcans'-mlgBl" raise -the charge of partisanship and politics, ' · The strategy seems to have worked. Democrats involved in the letting of war department contracts it is believed, stand a good chance of getting a clean bill of health from the committee. Rogers is now free to scrutinize contracts let under republican administration without fear of having the charge of politics hurled at him or his committee. Forego a "Gag" Democratic leaders in the house resisted the temptation to slap a rule on the administration's request for authority to negotiate reciproca trade agreements because they hac no wish to antagonize further thos" opposed to "gagging." The last time they attempted to obtain such a rule the leaders were given a rather severe beating. Thej didn't want to risk it again. The president's request is in line with democratic policy on the tariff House leaders believe they have the votes to grant it. That being so they believed it wisest to let the bil be considered in the usual way with the democratic majority as suming full responsibility. Struggle to Remove Heavy March Snow DETROIT. March 28. G?)---Auto- jaobile, rail and bus traffic continued to move slowly throughout southeastern Michigan and western Ontario today while men and machines struggled to clear away the heaviest March snowfall since 1895. Over-exertion in shoveling snow resulted in at least four deaths. ROBINSON PLEADS WITH SENATE State Board Announces 11 Per Cent Cut in Taxes OVER 10 MILLION LESS ASSESSED FOR YEAR 1934 Levies I n c l u d e State, County, School, All Other Districts. DES MOINES, March 28. UP)--A reduction of 11.05 per cent or $10,081,250 in taxes assessed in the entire state of Iowa for 1933--payable in 1934--was reported today by the state board of assessment and review. John W. Foster, senior member of the board, who released the figures, said the total taxes levied for all purposes in Iowa for 1933 payable in 1934 were 581,162,514 against a total levied in 1932 payable 1933 of ?91,2.t3,7Bl. These taxes include state, county, j school and all other taxing districts j in Iowa, Mr. Foster reported. Valuation Difference Greater. Adjusted actual valuation for taxing purposes of all real estate, both farm" land and town lots, showed even greater percentage of reduction in 1933 as compa-ed to 1931, the last alternate years in which real estate was listed by assessors. The total adjusted value for ta.: purposes was $2,462,611,350 in 1933 and 53,100,619,322 in 1931, a difference of $638,007,942. The difference represents a reduction of 20.58 per cent in .favor of 1933. The levy for maintenance of the state -government "itself'"has"^ -also- dropped considerably, Mr. Foster said. The total assessed strictly for operating the state government in 1931 was .$7,564,306. The 1932 total was 7,467,082 and in 1933 it was out to 56,607,055, he said. The figures cover not only the state government assessment against visible property but also moneys and credits. Figures on Taxes Not Available. Since assessors have not completed their work for this year, figures on taxes levied and valuations arc not available. Mr. Foster said that real estate valuation totals for the various counties and for the state as a whole will be virtually the same in 1934 as in 1933. The percentage of reduction in tax valuations made in 1933 as compared to 1931 was almost the same insofar as farm land and town lots were concened, he reported. Farm land, valuation in 1931, $2,117,772,92-1; valuation in 1933, 51,883,797,536. Town lots, valuation in 1931, 5982,846,398; valuation in 1933, 5778,813,842. In finally adjusted valuations, the board's figures show the reduction in real property valuations for 1933 as compared to 1931 ranged from 12.73 per cent in Black Hawk county to 22.62 in Cherokee county. i Reductions in total tax assessed "LITTLE TAMMANY" WINS THOMAS J. FENDERGAST DR. A. UOSS HILL Wea FORECAST IOWA: Unsettled Wednesday night and Thursday, probably some rain changing to snow; slightly warmer in extreme southeast Weonesday 'night, much colder Thursday and in north portion Wednesday night with moderate cold wave In north portion Thursday. MINNESOTA: Generally fair in extreme north, possibly some snow in central and south portions Wednesday night and Thursday; much colder Wednesday night, cold wave; colder Thursday In south and extreme cast. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning: Maximum Tuesday 39 Minimum in Night 24 At 8 A. JL Wednesday 28 for all purposes--dollars and cents actually levied--for 1933 ranged from 1.05 per cent in Hancock county and 1.08 in Webster county to 22.77 in Davis county and 21.7S in Appanoose county. Additional Relief Expected. Iowa's new three-point tax law generally is expected to bring considerable additional relief from the general property tax burden. Providing a net personal income tax, a business tax on corporations and a retail sales tax, the measure, the (Ttim io Pace 9. Column J Pendergast Machine of Kansas City Victorious Drive of Citizen-Fusionists Failure by Wide Margin. KANSAS CITY, March 2S. CT) -Big Tom Pendergast's democratic machine rode through to overwhelm . , 1 , . . . ^ _ , . , . strained election marked.,: by.' four. killings, scores of sluggtegs and machine gun terrorism. A drive by citizen-fusionists, led by Dr. A. Ross Hill, former University of Missouri president, to oust "Little Tammany" from control of the city failed by a wide margin. Hill, running for mayor, got only Sl.74.9 votes against 141,117 for the democratic incumbent. Mayor Bryce B. Smith on the face of unofficial complete returns. Score Two Gains. The fusionists scored two gains, however. They elected Frank H. Backstrom and D. S. Adama to the council. The Pendergast forces swept the six other council seats, as well as to two municipal judgeships. The total vote of 225,000 smashed all records, being greater even than the 1932 presidential vote. The election day dead: Deputy Sheriff Lee Flacy, 35, slain by Invading gunmen near a precinct In which there was a factional democratic fight. William Finley, Negro, democratic precinct captain, shot in a gun fight with men who attacked a Negro democratic election judge. P. W. Oldhara, bystander, fatally Mounded in the gun fight involving GET READY FOR "BONOS MARGK" C o m m u n i s t Officials Say About 3,000 Men to Go From California. SACRAMENTO, Cal., March 28. f/P)--Plans for a proposed new "bonus march" to Washington next week were announced today by Edward Weiman and William Barnett, communist party officials. They informed city and police officials "approximately 3,000" men would convene here over the weekend for a three day convention preparatory to the proposed march. Barnett and Weiman said agitation would be renewed for reopening of legislation for cash payment of the bonus to veterans. They explained that no national veterans organizations was in any way connected with the proposed march, Flacy. He died today. Larry Cnppo, wounded in the same fight, also died today. Reports of scores of sluggings poured into police stations. Women were among the dozens injured. Fusionists said 10 men armed with guns and bats terrorized voters in the same district in which Deputy Flacy met his death. Among those slugged was Justin D. Bowersock, a reporter for the Kansas City Star. The paper offered 55,000 for information leading to the conviction of the attackers. The tide of victory swung so conclusively to the Pendergast men al most from the start that early last night, the Kansas City Star printed 1 an extra with the headlin-a: I "The machine sweeps in." | Charged Millions In Graft. The fusionists, composed of republicans and democrat, had hammered away at Pendergast, long time political boss. They charged his forces made millions in graft, practiced political racketeering and kept ex-convicts on the police force. Former Senator James A Reed, democrat, bounded out of retirement to become the spearhead of the assault against the fusionists. He charged that republicans, beaten in previous elections, were using the fusion movement as a mask to attain power. Laura Ingalls Takes Off on Flight to Rio PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, March 28. LVi--Laura Ingalls, Unitec States flyer, took off from here today for Rio de Janeiro, 600 mile, away, on her solo flight around South America. AOTO BOARD TO HOLD MEETING TO LET CONTRACTS FOR 3 MONTH PERIOD F a r l e y Says Temporary Pacts to Be Let in Next 3 Weeks. WASHINGTON, March 2S. LT)-Temporary contracts with commercial air lines to transport airmail for three months will be let within the next three weeks. Postmaster General Farley made the announcement today following conferences yesterday with President Roosevelt. Farley said "No airmail company whose contract has been annulled for fraud and collusion may bid for a. temporary contract." Companies Barred. He also barred any company which I "has as any of its officers or directors any person who has entered nto or proposed to enter into any combination to prevent the making of competitive bids for carrying the nail, or has made any agreemeul or given or performed or promised :o give or perform any consideration whatever to induce any other person not to bid for any other mail contract." Advertisements for bids will bi sent out within the next day or two The bids are to be submitted within 15 days. Successful bidders will b required to start operation within 30 days after obtaining contracts. Be Held in Detroit on Thursday Morning WASHINGTON, March 28. (#)-Leo Wolman, chairman of the impartial board of adjudicate labor disputes in the automobile industry, will leave Washington tonight for Detroit and intends to hold the first meeting of his group tomorrow morning, Wolman paid a surprise visit to the capital after he had been understood to have gone direct to Detroit yesterday from New York. He conferred with Secretary Perkins and NRA officials. Wolman. said it was not possible at this time to estimate how long the work of his board would take but he had arranged to drop all other activities for the present. Will Not Resign. He has not planned resigning, he said, as chairman of NRA's labor advisory committee, but will leave it to be run by the remaining membership with William Green, president of the federation of labor, as acting chairman. Success of the new effort result- tag from an agreement obtained by President Roosevelt between the manufacturers and la.bor unions, will depend, Wolmau said, principal. ly on co-operation from both sides, The board is to pass upon all claims of discrimination and unjust discharges allegedly due to union membership and is to apportion representation of the workers for collective bargaining on the basis of membership in the A. F. of L. union, company unions and other groups. To Meet In Detroit. Nicholas Kelly, Chrysler company attorney who is the industrial member of the board, was expected to leave New York tonight for Detroit. The labor member, Richarc Byrd of Pontiac, Mich., will meet Wolman and Kelly tomorrow at the state NRA offices in Detroit. Arrangements for permanenl headquarters will be made later. The railway wage dispute appeared unchanged following a two hour conference by labor with Joseph B. Eastman, leaders federal The airmail has been'transporter for several weeks by the army fol lowing cancellation of contract with private companies. The tern porary contracts will be employe pending enactment of permanen airmail legislation. Farley said "Bids will be invite' under the existing law which au thorizes the postmaster general t make temporary contracts for cat- Tying the mails. Will Specify Route. "The advertisement will specif; the route upon which bids will b asked and, under the law, the bid der will not be permitted to bid higher rate than was being paid fo airmail service over the route whe the airmail contracts were can celled," he added. The department said bids woul be invited for temporary servic over 15 routes, including: Newark via Cleveland, Toledo Chicago, Moline, Iowa City, De Moines, Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Is land, North Platte, Cheyenne, Den ver, Rock Springs, Salt Lake City Elko, Reno, Sacramento, San Fran cisco, to Oakland--approximate! 2,900 miles. Must Be Keorgunlzed. The postoffice department ex plained in order to bid for tempor ary airmail contracts Companie which formerly held contracts mus re-incorporate and reorganize in 01 der to be eligible. Officials sai they had no information on this ye Companies whose contracts wer annulled were: American Airways, Inc.; Nationa Air Transport, Inc.; Western Ai Express, Inc.; Boeing Air Transpor Inc.; Pacific Air transport; North west Airways, Inc.; Kohler Avia tion corporation; Pennsylvania Ai Lines, Inc.; Eastern Air Transpor Inc.; National Parks Airways, nc United States Airways, Inc. Trans Continental and Western Air, Inc Only Technical Adviser. Farley said Charles A. Lindberg (lom to Pane 9, Column 4) co-ordinator of transportation. Eastman refused comment beyonc saying there was a lengthy discus sion of the proposal's previously made and that he would see the rail road managers this afternoon. Confer on Plans for Conservation Camp DES MOINES, March 28. Gov. Clyde Herring and Prof. G. B. McDonald, state CCC director, conferred here today on plans for the conservation camp at Maquoketa. Orders to close the camp were cancelled after a strong protest had been lodged by Maquoketa businessmen and Jackson county farmers. CARPENTER GETS 5-40 YEAR TERN Dillinger's "Double" Plead Guilty to Robbery of Byron Bank. ROCHESTER. Minn., March 2 (/P)--Frank D. Carpenter, known a John Dillinger's "double," toda pleaded guilty to a first degree ro' bery charge and was sentenced to to 40 years in prison. Officers said he confessed holdin up the Byron, Minn., State bank year ago. Carpenter had been suspected c participation in the recent ban holdups at Sioux Falls, S. Dak., an Mason City, Iowa, but Minnesota o ficials discounted this belief. MAIOTIS BOUND FOR RUMANIA WITH ONE PASSENGER ABOARD ISTANBUL, March 28. (.T)--The S. Maiotis, believed to be carry- ,g Samuel Insull, Sr., passed the arbor of Istanbul at 5:45 p. in. to ay without stopping and started oward the Black sea through the osphorus. The Maiotis signaled a Turkish olice motorboat controlling Istan- ul harbor that she was enroute to umania with a cargo consisting of no passenger. Police signalled back that she wa; ree to pass thrpugh the Bosphorus md the "phantom" ship, whose ·hereabouts had been a ten daj nystery, steamed into the stormj Jack sea. May Let Insull Land. BUCHAREST, March 2S. (.TO-- N'ew expectations that Samuel In- ull, Sr., now reported proceeding y ship through the Bosporus night be permitted to land on Rumanian soil were aroused here to- ay by a mysterious change in the attitude of the Rumanian govern Ticnt. While, heretofore, a petition o: nsull's attorneys had been flatl] ejected and precautions had been aken to prevent him landing at Rumanian port, vigilance was re axed this afternoon and, in semi official quarters, it was explainc hat there "is no extradition treatj vith the United States." The American legation has mad no contact with the government i connection with Insull since tli S. S. Maiotis, aboard which Insull i supposed to be traveling, passe irough the Dardanelles this morn ing. Martin Insull Taken Back to Chicago to Face Fraud Charge DETROIT, March 28. (.T)--H: :rip from Toronto delayed while United States immigration boar declared him a "person likely to b come a public charge,'* and there fore subject to deportation, Marti J. Insull this afternoon resumed h ·journey to Chicago to face charge growing out of the collapse of tl vast Insull Utilities "empire." Study Revamping NRA Code Price Control Devices Special Committee of Four Named by President Roosevelt. WASHINGTON. March 2S. '.-W-Revamping- of NRA cod-e price con- Roosevelt's PanyBoards Yacht, Sails Preserves Silence on House Defeat of Vets Veto. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 2S. .T)--President Roosevelt sailed out .0 open sea today for a week's vacation from the cares of office. The familiar white yacht Nour- mahal, of Vincent Astor, weighed anchor at 10:20 and pointed down .he St. Johns river for the ocean. Standing by the rail, Mr. Roose- ilt waved his hat in response to a rousing farewell from a crowd on t.-.c dock. His eldest son, James, was by bis side. Guests at Dinner. The president was accompanied o Jacksonville by Gov. Dave Sholtz, 3eorge D. Hills, Jacksonville, and H. C. Duncan, Tavares. They wore quests at dinner with Mr. Roosevelt :ast night aboard his special train. The party went immediately to the yacht nftcr the train was halted just" outside the terminal station ;icre at 9:30. Preparations had been made to sail at once. Determined Silence. The president preserved a determined silence today about thi house defeat of his veto on veterans and federal pay. Apparently al his thoughts were on vacation. Before he pulled out of Washing ton last night for his long planncc fishing trip, he had a short tall with Senator Byrnes of South Car olina. who is in charge of the dis puted bill, and Postmaster Genera Farley, chairman of the democrat! national committee. Then, he slue out his jaw and kept his vacatio) engagement. GAYLORi¥TEL MANAGER, DIES Operator of Hanford for 1 Years Succumbs in Wisconsin. Frank C. Gaylord, 54, former! manager of the Hotel Hauford, die at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs H. Gates, at Plymouth, Wis., abou 2 o'clock Wednesday morning. Mr and Mrs. Gaylord had left Frida for Wisconsin on a long vacation accompanied by their son, Earl, student at Iowa State college. Mrs. Gaylord was with Mr. Ga lord at the time of his death. Tb son had returned to Iowa State college at Ames and Mr. Gaylord's daughter, June, is attending school i;i Mason City. For the past several months Mr. Gaylord had been in ill health and it was in an effort to re- URGES SUPPORT OF ROOSEVELT'S VETS BILL VETO Galleries Packed After House Overrides Veto by 310-72 Vote. WASHINGTON, March 27. enator Robinson, the democratic eader, attempted to rally adminis- ration forces in the senate today o uphold President Roosevelt's veto £ veterans appropriations with au ssertion that the government hould not discriminate against a itizen because he did not wear a miform. A two-thirds majority of those mswering the roll call is required o puss the independent offices bill iver the veto. The house yesterday overrode the veto by a 310 to 72 ·ote. The democratic chieftain followed Senator Cutting (R., N. Mex.) who urged the senate to override the- eto. J'acUcd Galleries Listtn. To packed galleries listening to jie debate, fully realizing that the HOW IOWANS VOTED WASHINGTON, March 28. (.T)--The roll call of Iow?ns on the house vote to override the prcsidcr.t's veto of the independent offices appropriations bill: Democrats voting to override: Jacobscn, Wearin and Willford. Republicans voting to overlide: Dowcll, Gilchrist and Thurston. Democrats voting against overriding: Eicher. Blermann was announced as paired -gainst ·oveiridiEg~'t: veto and.Gillette ; was'not -listed | as voting. verdict hung upon a few votes, Rob^ inson shouted: "Every citizen is expected to yield his service to his country when it is imperriied." "One v,'ho went to a concentration camp to prepare for service at the front is not to be discriminated against, but is not to get any privilege denied to any other citizen who did his part but did not wear a uniform," he added. Robinson said the issue presented a conflict of view "that cannot be accounted for solely on the ground of sympathy for or lack of sympathy for the veteraus. Takes Sharp Issue. "It is not just, as some have attempted to do, to place the president in the attitude of not comprehending, or of failing to demonstrate a sense of justice or of patriotic recognition of the gallantry of thosu (Turn t» TURK 9, Column fit _ Wallace, Roper and far trol devices under administration gain his health that he had planned impetus will be considered by a spe-! the vacation, cial cabinet committee of four newly named by President Roosevelt. In the absence of the president from the city, officials were reticent concerning the development other than to acknowledge that such a roup had been set up. It consists of Attorney General Cumm'ings, and Secretaries Perkins. Decide on Policies. The committee has met so only to study approaches to the problem and to what extent there should be definite policies. It was pointed out that methods of price control permitted under NRA have been characterized by opponents as monopolistic and as likely to result in higher prices. The extent to which such contentions are justified is to be a subject for the inquiry. In Capital Goods. Meanwhile, in the general pursuance of the administration's goal, Roper told reporters today the key to the employment situation is in the capital goods industries. Commenting upon the necessity of absorbing CWA workers, the secretary said reports indicate a large potential demand for capital goods. The secretary said it was necessary to end such emergency organizations as CWA as soon as possible. START NRA SHAKEUP By JAMES COPE (Co(»jriKht. 1H3I, by The Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, March 28.--A complete shakenp of NRA. transforming it finally into a machine to administer the nearly 400 coded ,Tam to rafre 9, Column 1\ Mr. Gaylord had been manager of the local hotel for the past 11 years, coming here from Davenport. He was prominent in local organizations, having been a member of the Rotary club, the Elks lodge, the ihamber of Commerce and the Country club. Funeral services for Mr. Gaylord will be conducted Friday afternoon at Sheboygan, Wis. Burial will be at Sheboygan. Mr. Gaylord is survived by his wife, a son, Earl, and a daughter, June. Government Airmail Ownership Urged by Farmer-Labor Group Paraguayan Forces Win Great Victory ASUNCION, Paraguay. March 28. UP i--The government reported today that the Paraguayan army had won its greatest victory since December in the war with Bolivia, seizing approximately 1,000 prisoners and great quantities of supplies in tht; Canada-Tarija sector of the western, Chaco. Famous Places in U. S. A ST. PAUL, March 28. (*T-- Adopt- g a block of resolutions, including one demanding government "ownership of the airmail." the two day in NEW Globe-Gazette service booklet is just off the press, j "Famous Places in the United I States" takes you swiftly to 49 famous historical spots--to the first building which William Pcnn entered in America; to Plymouth Rock, where the storm tossed Pilgrims set foot upon the soil of tbo New World; to Kitty Hawk field, the lonely spot in North Carolina where the Wright brothers first soared in a "flying machine." farmer-labor state convention moved towards its climax today. While the platform committee was putting final touches on planks calling for higher tax rates in certain classifications, relief for the farmer through control of markets and state health accident and unemployment insurance, the cnnvcn- tion adopted other measures embracing: _ I Demands for direct election of I federal judges. Condemning state departments which order employes to refrain from politics. Indorsement of the six-hour day. There is such a scene of rich historical associations for every state and the District of Columbia. In- close 10 cents to cover cost, handling and postage. Use this coupon: Gospel Song Writer Dies. PORTLAND, Ore., March 28. :T' --Mrs. Frank A. Brock, 79. author of gospel songs, died here last night. The Mnson City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Huskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped) for "Famous Places in the United States." Name · Street City State TV. f M a l l t" Washington. P. C.J

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