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H A R L O N £ R H I S MEM AST D E P T O F I O W A nes MO IN En i · North lowa'g DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home 7-Z^, H O M E E D I T I O N "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1CMVANS NE1GHBOKS" VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEKVIC'55 MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1934 THIS PAPElt CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION OMB NO. 147 "Gag"Rule Still in Use Opponents of Plan Given Convincing Argument. By HERBERT PLUMMER T A S H I N G T O N , March 29. (iPl-- Opponents of the so-called "gag" rule in the house will have a rather convincing argument in the future when their leaders attempt to bind the members on important legislation. They can point to the way the house acted on senate proposals to restore salaries for federal employes and liberalize a 1 1 o w- ances for veterans. In both instances, in the face of terrific temptation, the house refused to side with the senate to restore in full the 15 per cent pay cut for government employes and greatly increase veterans benefits. "A lot of us have been arguing," said Brown of Kentucky, a first termer and one of the most outspoken critics of the "gag" rule, "that if the leaders would give us a chance to consider these bills and vote on their merits we would do the sensible, deliberate thing. "We have demonstrated that fact." Still Use "Gags." Any hope, however, of immediate and drastic liberalization of house procedure probably is .vain. Such things don't just happen. Most observers believe a start has been made. · Many thought that when congress reassembled in 'January a bi-partisan effort to obtain more freedom in considering legislation would be started. Byrns of Tennessee, the -democratic leader, said publicly before the session started he didnt think it would be necessary to re. scjrt: to, 1 ~~f. tactics used in the spe- U. S. NEEDS 228 MILLIONS MORE SENATE PASSES ACTTO CONTROL feiarv -' to "busine.ssfshoweyei'j v.bef ore ^aSltodst drastic'Mgag" rule of 'them all 1 was clamped on. It not 1 only had the effect of silencing the members ;.6a one piece of legislation but on all the appropriation bills. The familiar cry that members of the house were prevented from exercising little more than a voting membership again was heard. Rainey Saves the Day. That' Speaker Rainey's authority still is supreme was demonstrated very clearly-by the way -he snatched victory from what everyone thought was defeat on the vote on veterans' allowances. The vote finally recorded was 190 to 189 in the administration's favor. After the roll was called-- and be- f"-.-c disclosing the count -- Rainey announced it was so close a recapitulation was necessary. Amid the greatest confusion witnessed on the floor this session, ·with republicans doing everything "within their power to compel him to announce the vote, Rainey held out. Administration leaders sought frantically . for someone who would change over, Finally one vote was found and Rainey announced the outcome, thus single-handedly staving off defeat for the administration. · Finds $140 in Old Rags at Paper Mill APPLETON, Wis., March 29. (/P) -- Mrs. Agnes Sonnleitner has a job sorting rags at a -paper mill. She noticed a bulge in an old suit pocket. The bulge was ?140 in bills, some of them gpldbacks, indicating the money had been hoarded some time ago. · She will get the money if no one claims it JAIL DOORS CLOSE ON MARTIN INSULL SKf Weai FORECAST IOWA: Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday. Probably snow Thursday night. Much i, colder Thursday night and in \ x extreme southeast portion Friday. MINNESOTA: Mostly cloudy- Thursday night and Friday; colder in east and south Thurs- day night; not quit* so cold Friday in northwest. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for "24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 41 Minimum in Night 31 At 8 A. M. Thursday 32 Rainfall .28 of an Inch The most pretentious rain of 1934 occurred early Thursday morning. i It was in no sense adequate to the ·.precipitation needs but it was wel- : corned as a harbinger of more showers to follow. COTTON RAISING Adopts Cattle Measure Report While House Debates Tariff. WASHINGTON, March 29. CP)-The senate today passed the Bankhead compulsory cotton control bill and returned it to the house for action on amendments. The vote on final passage was 46 to 39. . . . The senate also adopted the conference report on the Jones-Connally bill to list cattle and other goods as basic commodities for benefits under the farm act. This completed congressional action. Meanwhile democratic members of the house ways and means committee decided to insert a three year limitation into the administration's reciprocal tariff-trade agreement bill. Limit on Treaties. This limitation would apply to all treaties accepted under the terms of the measure as well as to the authority granted the president to raise or lower tariffs for purposes of reciprocal agreements. The democrats agreed to offer the amendments when the bill was brought up later in the day for amendment.; Passage was expected feeiorVadjournment; v , . ... : "'·". 31ie ; Bill,'described by its supporters as .haying 'administration -.supf port, is designed to /Stabilize' cotton prices by limiting production in the coming cotton year to 10,000,000 bales and levying a prohibitive tax on the staple produced in excess of quotas allocated to producers. House Tax Raised. The house tax of 50 per cent of the market value, or not less than 5 cents a pound, was raised by the senate to 75 per cent or not less than 8 cents a,pound. Termed an emergency measure, the bill would apply for only one year as passed by the senate. The house bill would give the measure a two-year life with presidential power to extend it another year. Four republicans voted with 42 democrats for the bill. Thirteen democrats joined 26 republicans in oposition. Iowa's Vote Split. Murphy (D.-Iowa) voted for the bill while Dickinson (R.-Iowa) voted against the measure. The cattle bill was amended by the senate to include rye, flax, barley, peanuts and grain sorghums as basic commodities, and to authorize 550,000.000 for eradication of diseased cattle and for purchase of beef and dairy products for relief purposes. Also authorized is $200,000,000 for payments to cattle raisers for reducing herds and for "balancing the market" pending the levying of a processing tax. Returned to Treasury. . Chairman Smith of the agriculture committee predicted all of the 5200,000,000 would be returned to the treasury through a tax, but Senator Murphy (D.-Iowa) said he hoped the treasury would not be reimbursed. Senator Vandecberg (R.-Mich.) termed the fund "blind speculation." He said congress was handing over an "indeterminate fund" to be used "by the 'brain trust,' if, when and how it chooses." FOR REPRESENTATIVE Turkey May Detain InsulVs Ship at Istanbul VESSEL STILL IN PORT 11 HOURS AFTER ARRIVING to avoid extradition. (Associated Press Photo). PROBE APPROVED BYHOySE GROUP Republicans Brand Proposed Inquiry in Wirt Claims Too Narrow. WASHINGTON, March 29. (£)-- A congressional investigation ' of allegations by Dr. William A. Wirt, Gary, Incl., educator, that "brain trusters" were seeking to cause a revolution was approved today by the house rules committee. The proposal now has to be acted upon by the house. Over protests of republican members, the democratic majority approved a new resolution by Representative Bulwinkle (D-N. Car.) limiting the investigation to Dr. Wirt's .statements and the persons he names before the committee as those in the revolutionary group. ' Representative Tansley (R. Pa.) ranking minority member, contended the projected inquiry "is not broad enough" and added: "It ought to be broader in its scope if its going to be an honest investigation." Quotes Leading Democrat. GARY, Ind., March 29. UP)--Dr. William A. Wirt, school superintendent who charged President Roosevelt's "brain trusters" with fomenting a revolution, issued ' a statement today in which he quoted but did not name "one of the five men foremost in the democratic party," as asserting the nation's course leads to communism. At the same time, Dr. Wirt declared . that last December "about 100 intellectual radicals publicly threatened President Roosevelt with their group resignations unless he accepted their viewpoints as his." He termed demands that he name the "brain trusters," the "usual move to distract attention from the real issue." His first charges 'contained in a letter read to the house interstate commerce committee last week described President Roosevelt as playing only the part of a Kerensky in the plotted overthrow of the government. M. J. Insull Freed Under INSANE HOSPITAL E A H IS PROBED Steamer Captain Says Fugitive Plans to Go to Rumania. ISTANBUL, March 29. (.-Pi- Strong evidence was seen today that the S. S. Maiotis, supposed to have Samuel Insull Sr., on board, is being detained in Istanbul harbor by the Turkish authorities. The Maiotis arrived here at G:UO a. m. and it was announced she would pause only long enough to re- provision before putting out again. The reprovisioning, however, was completed in five hours. At 5:20 p. m., approximately 11 hours after her arrival, the Maiotis was still at anchor. Asleep on Vessel. Insull, reported asleep when his lingy chartered vessel nosed around the Golden Horn this morning, remained aboard the ship in the face of strict police surveillance. The captain had announced on arrival that the boat was bound for Rumania. The decision to depart for .hat country was said to have been made, following wireless instruc- :ions from Athens delivered to the 74 year old fugitive this morning. Authorities or that country last night repeated warnings that Insull would be arrested if he landed Taken .Before Bar^dfJ. Justice He Evaded 17 Months. CHICAGO, March 29. (J)--Martin J. Insull emerged from a county jail cell today to be led before the bar of justice he had striven 17 months to evade. Standing silent while his counsel deferred a formal plea to the two indictments alleging the embezzlement of $364,000 from his former utilities companies, the elderly defendant quickly gained his freedom under 550,000 bonds and was told he might go where he plea-sed within the United States. Finish Formalities. Formalities were promptly disposed of in the court of Chief Justice Philip J. Finnegan, and the trial was assigned to Judge James F. Fardy. The technicalities of bond were approved, and Judge Fardy, informed by John E. Northup that he had a number of preliminary motions to offer in' behalf of Insull, agreed to entertain them April 6. Returned to Jail. Insull was returned to the county jail to fulfill the routine of release under bond, of which .$20,000 was the home of a family friend, John Irwin, and $30,000 furnished by a bonding company'; then he was free to nlunge into a conference woth Attorney Northup starting a new stage in the fight for acquittal--and with acquittal, exile to Canada. By the terms of his entry permit signed at Detroit yesterday Insull, a British citizen despite his 45 years of American residence, must leave this country immediately upon his release by the state of Illinois. At 11:28 a. in. his release was Cdntfbl Will Report to^ Governor. DES MOINBS, March 29. (3?--O. H. Michael, member of the board of control, was at Clarinda today investigating the death of Smith Lysinger, 26, Lamoni, a patient at the state hospital for the insane. Michael expected to complete his investigation tomorrow and report to Gov. Clyde L. Herring. The inquiry followed an inquest by George Baker, Decatur county attorney, who talked with Governor Herring by telephone last night. The coroner's jury reported that Lysinger died as a result of beatings by attendants or fellow inmates acting as attendants. Earl Hughes Named. The verdict named Earl Hughes, attendant in ward No. 9 at the h o s p i t a l in the mistreatment charges. Lysinger died at his home in Lamoni late Tuesday after being brought from the hospital on a court order obtained by his parents. His body was marked by bruises and cuts and a burn on the back. County Attorney Baker said that the stenographic notes of the inquest testimony were being transcribed and a copy would be sent to the governor and the board of control. Witnesses before the coroner's jury were J. M. Lysinger, the deac man's father, Drs. H. M. Hills of Lamoni and Fred Bowman of Leon and Rollin S. White, undertaker. Not Self Inflicted. The physicians testified that the bruises showed no evidence of being self inflicted or of subsequent medical treatment and that they "unquestionably contributed" to Lysin- i ,_ j ii_°- '^Allowed on Boiril.;" T.'Chelebides, agent'here for the Maiotis, was allowed on board and said he saw Insull "lying down in his cabin. His health seemed pretty good," the agent continued, "but the old man querulously complained of his difficulties and emotions on his trip." The Maiotis. in the 11 days it has cruised the Mediterranean and Aegean seas since leaving- Pireaus, Greece, went as far as Port Said but found it impossible to pass through the Suez canal, it was learned. She then cruised around before coming here. Astor Yacht With Roosevelt on Board Leaves U. S. Waters MIAMI. Fla., March 29. (.-D-Bearing President Roosevelt to the southern fishing grounds, the Astor yacht Nourrnahal left the territorial waters of the United States today and by tomorrow the president expects to be in British Nassau. A radio message to Marvin H. Mcln- tyre, a secretary to Mr. Roosevelt, from the Nourrnahal, said the yacht probably would ply the waters of the northwest Providence channel most of today. OVERTHROW OF VETS VETO WILL CALL FOR FUNDS New T a x e s Possibility to Pay for Action of Congress. By 1). HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON. March 29. I.T; The administration pondered without immediate answer today on, where to got another 5:228,000,000-the cost of a surprising overthrow of President Roosevelt's first major veto. "What'll we use for money?" That in effect \vas the query of government heads after the turbulent capitol scenes that accompanied the break between congress and the chief executive. There was no quick reply. Several courses wore open. Early speculation had It that either new laxc/i would be suggested or a deficiency appropriation voted to expand the budget by the needed amount. Swell Public Debt. The latter course alone, without providing new revenue, would mean swelling the public debt just that much more. The senate's action last night, after seven hours of furious debate, did not cause quite the surprise eu- GrOSS InCOme Tax AdvOCat-| gendered.when the overwhelmingly ed by Local Businessman in Announcement. HERMAN M. KNUDSON KNUDSON ENTERS Gl P. PRIMARY Herman M. Knudson, local businessman for 15 years, Thursday announced his candidacy for the republican nomination for state representative, from. .Cerrp.,Cordo'.COun- ty. Mr. Knudson' stated '. he- would base his campaign on advocacy of principles of the gross income tax. Mr. Knudson is now serving as a member of the city council. He was elected in March. 1927, on the first city manager council, was re-elected for two more terms and still has one year to serve. Born in Mitchell county -1C years ago, Mr. Knudson was in business in Mirshalltown before coining to Masen City in 1919. For 11 years he has bnen manager of Kemblc's greenhouse. Mr. Knudson, who has always been active in community affairs, is a member of the board of the North Iowa fair.and is greatly interested in problems of the farmer. Mr. Knudson has a wife and three children, one of whom is attending high school and the other two are in the grades. He resides at 15 Thirteenth street southeast. I democratic house defeated the veto. By a three-vote margin, 63 to 27, the senate engraved on the statute- books the $830,000,000 independent offices appropriation bill. In it were increased payments for veterans and government employes which had been the bone, of contention. , ' --"°.JT - --rr- In Sollff plinianx. Republicans--33 in all--stood in Auto Labor Board Has First Session DETROIT. March 29. (,T)--The automobile labor board, appointed as part of President Roosevelt's plan to keep peace in the automotive industry, began its first session shortly before noon today, intending to spend the day studying its future procedure, for which it has no guiding precedent. Shipstead Indorsed by Farm-Labor Delegates solid phalanx for the bill. They were joined by 29 democrats and the lone farmer-labor member, Shipstead of Minnesota. AH 27 voting to sustain the president came from the democratic side. Stirring- scenes accompanied tlie vote. Opponents of the veto ignored all pleas by the democratic leaders that such action might shake confidence in President Roosevelt at a time when it was needed. Announcement of the vote by Vice President Garner brought cheers, shouts and applause from Lhe crowded galleries. Washington Excited. Washington received the news with some excitement. It meant that ?26,000,000 extra would be given federal employes between now and July 1, part of it retroactive until Feb. 1. In addition to this 5 per cent restoration of the government pay-cut, another 5 per cent adding another S12G.OOO will go into effect July J. Much of this money will be spent in the capital. While official Washington listened for Mr. Roosevelt's answer, it recalled that he had declared the bill went S228.000.000 beyond his budget estimates with no provision as to how this sum would bt obtained. "Service 'Pension.'' In his veto message he inveighed chiefly against the principle of a veterans "service pension." This he said the bill set up for Spanish- American war veterans. He had objected also to the provisions re- ITtirn (» iait« ~. column 1) At. a-L.,o a., ut. uio n..vwi,w ,.~« jror's death signed and Insull left the jail that * clarinda , Dr . R. D . Smith, 1 3 !_,.,,_ V.;,- 'Us'i-ma rllltMttO* +TlO -flTST" ^- v- i had been his home during the first OTTO KAHN DIES IN U, OFFICE News of Banker's Death Is Withheld until After Market Closes. NEW YORK. March 29. CP)--Otto H. Kahn, banker and art patron, died here today. He was 66 years old. Announcement of his death was withheld by Kuhn, Loch and company, the banking firm of which he was a partner, apparently until after the close of the market. Mr. Kahn died in his office at Kuhn. Loeb and company, 52 William street, at 2:45 p. m. Heart disease was the cause of death. Mrs. Pickett Knows Difference Between Shades of Lipstick CHICAGO, March 29. (JP--Mrs. Dolores Pickett refuses to be fooled about her lipstick, she said. She charged that when Mr. Pickett came home one night with lipstick on his face she inquired as to where it came from. "From your lips, dear," was the j reply. "No," she replied, "that shade is rose." "What kind do 3~ou use?' asked the husband. "Raspberry." "And then he struck me.'' So she filed a bill for divorce. night at Chicago years. in nearly two Hit by Falling Tree. CLARKSV1LLE. March 29.--Albert Jenny is confined to his home, unable to walk as a result of a Two Men Killed in Explosion of Gas WILKESBARRE, Pa., March 29. Cy; -- Two men were killed and at least sis others were injured by an explosion of gas today at the Dor- ranee colliery of the Lehigh Valley Coal company. Mrs. John Orpen o£ Kensett Dies Here Mrs. John Orpen, 4.1, Kensett, died at a Mason City hospital about 5 o'clock Thursday morning following a brief illness. She had been at the hospital only a few days. She is survived by a daughter, Magdala. The body was taken to Kensett. Sheriff for 35 Years. DEDHAM, Mass. (UP)-- At 86. sprained ankle and foot received | Samuel H. Capen is still on the job. wren he was struck by a tree he was i He's been sheriff of Norfolk county Idling. uor 35 years. hospital superintendent, declined to comment on the governor's announced intention of ordering an inquest. Lysinger was committed to the state hospital in June, 1932, for sleeping sickness and mental disorders. He was a great grandson of Joseph Smith, founder of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and a nephew of Fred M. Smith of Independence, Mo., present head of the church. Funeral services for Lysinger have been set for 2 p. m. Friday at the coliseum, at Lamoni. Burial will be there. Bold Burglar Steals From Police Station SACRAMENTO, Cal., March 29. f.Vi -- The police station has been robbed! While detectives commented upon "an awful quiet night" and captains, sergeants and radio squad car men filled chairs throughout headquarters, a bold thief stole carpenter's tools, the top of a counter Minnesotans Rename' Gov. Olson to Head State Ticket. ST. PAUL, March 29. '.T 5 )--Minnesota's dominant farmer-labor party ended its two day state convention early today by indorsing United States Senator Henrik Shipstead for re-election and selecting a state ticket headed for the third time by Gov. Floyd B. Olson. A 16 plank platform, described by party leaders as the most radical in its history and embracing a far-flung program of public ownership and conscription of business, together with demands for nationalization of credit and immediate repeal of the national economy act. also was approved. Heated debate preceded the in- dorsement of Senator Shipstead. Supporters of Congressman Francis H. Shoemaker, Red Wing, who already has filed for the office now held by Shipstead, fought valiantly to block indorsement by the convention of any candidate for the senatorship after their cause, embodied in a minority report of the nominating committee, was reject- and some new filing cabinets. ed. The convention then quickly approved the majority report of the committee -- indorsement of Ship- Famous Places in U. S. A 2 DOZEN UNDER ABREST AT K, C. Officials Raid Underworld Resorts After Violence in Election. KANSAS CITr, March 29. Ui-More than two dozen persons were held prisoners today as authorities raided underworld resorts for hoodlums who stained Kansas City's | l'"g and postage. Use this coupon: NEW Globe-Gazette service booklet is just off the press. "Famous Places in the United States" takes you swiftly to 41) famous historical spots--to the first building which William Penn entered in America; to Plymouth Rock, where the storm tossed Pilgrims set foot upon the soil of the New World; to Kitty Hawk field, the lonely spot in North Carolina where the Wright brothers first soared in a "flying machine." There is such a scene of rich historical associations for every state and the District of Columbia. In- close 10 cents to cover cost, hand- l stead, election with blood. Witnesses of shootings in which four persons died, as well as victims of many sluggings, wore called to try to connect the prisoners with the terrorism. The national youth movement. sponsors of the cittzens-Cusiomst. ticket that unsuccessfully cluUleng- ed the democratic organization of Tom Pendergafit, planned to carry on its "anti-boss" campaign despite j Tuesday's defeat. I Joseph C. Fennclly. prc-sick-ni. a n - 1 nounced that the organization would j open a drive immediately for $100,- i JOOO to carry on its battle., j The Mason City Globe-Gazette JnfornmtUm Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director. Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in com carefully wrapped) for "Famous Places in the United States." Name Street City State .1 -1 is.

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