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iVorf/t lou?o'« DAILY PAPER Edited for tfce flome -~-- H O M E E D I T I O N ill 36 THB NEWSPAPER THAT B1AKES ALL SOBUl IOWAMS NEIGHBORS" MASON CITY. IOWA. FRIDAYTMARCH 30,1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS Dress Down Rex Tugwell House Critics Miss No Chance Like Senate Did. ASSOCIATED PKE8B LE»aisu »»"·!» °--·· ,, -- ^^^^ ^^_ ^^^^ WNBMASLFORJNSULLINDID --^ · . * ,x«.w r ~ i ~ ~ r i ~r irii~_ -9* TUDIfC DlAM in L \, 1 By HERBERT PLIJMiMER A S H I N G T O N , March 30. JP-Senate critics of Prof. Rex Tugwell muffed the o p p o r t u n i t y to "dress down" the man now regarded as the administration's chief "brain truster," but members of the house let go at him with both barrels. The agricultural appropriation bill this year carries a provision for the creation of a new post in that department to be known as undersecretary of agriculture. . Although little was said about it openly, it was believed generally that the new job was tailored especially to fit Professor Tugwell, now serving in that department as assistant secretary. Some members of the house so construed it at any rate. If senators had any ideas on the subject they kept them to themselves. Approval was given by that body without much being said one way or the other. In the house, however, it was a different story. Dislike "Brain Waves." There has been an increasing resentment on the part of some in the house to what one representative has described as the "Tugwell brain waves." It flared up during debate on the Bankhead cotton compulsory control bill which passed the house recently. The charge was made openly by some that the idea back of the.Bankhead bill was inspired by u .TugweU 1 tind' ^thought in ?·-·-· the department :.of 'agriculture. ,:.. : 'It (the Bankhead..bill], charged iicFadden of Pennsylvania, "is the -plan of Tugwell and others and is a part of the whole plan of setting up a corporate state in this country.' Snell, the republican leader, advanced the idea that the new job ·was created for Tugweli'a benefit and others joined in. "My idea," saidSnell. "is that this proposition is advanced for the purpose of giving another democrat a job and giving this man Tugwell a 510,000 a year salary." Disclaimed by G. O. P. A democrat suggested slyly that the pref essor really was not a democrat but a republican. At this Snell exploded. "Tugwell!" he shouted. 'Forget 'It! Forget it! He never claimed to be a republican, and we certainly do not claim him." Several o t h e r representatives took a crack at the good professor and his ideas before the house consented to the creation of the ne\v position. No one doubted that consent would be given. It was a desire to strike at Tugwell they want- incidentally, if Tugwell does get the job he will be one of the two undersecretaries in the cabinet. Undersecretary Phillips of the state department is the other. A similar position exists in the treasury, but as yet Secretary Morgenthau has not found a man to fill the place. Wirt Claims Names Are "Filed in^ Safe Place DENIES ANYBODY HAS BEEN TOLD WHAT THEY ARE Explains Wire Refusing Foulkes Debate Which Mentioned Wallace. GARY, Ind., March 30. (JV-Dr. William A. Wirt, Gary school superintendent, announced today that the names he has been pressed to reveal--as "brain trusters" planning a revolution in government- have been "filed in a safe place for disclosure "when necessary. Explaining that he hoped to stop rumors that he had already divulged the names to anyone, Vr. Wirt issued a formal statement. It said: "I have not given 'names' to anyone But I have filed in a safe place the names and descriptions of conferences so that this information will be available whenever it is necessary that it be produced. Refuses to Comment. The Gary school official, who is to be called before a house investi- °-atin°- committee to amplify his charges that some of President Roosevelt's advisors are deliberately prolonging the depression, said he would not comment upon this invitation until officially notified of it. He declared today that Representative '^b'tilkes .ID." Mich.) was putting · an-improper - construction- upon the telegram' Dr. Wirt sent- the congressman yesterday. The telegram, Dr. Wirt explained, was in answer to an invitation to debate against Foulkes. Foulkes, in Washington, had refused to reveal the contents of Dr. Wirt's telegram, except to say that it mentioned Secretary of Agriculture Wallace. Dr. Wirt made public copies both of Foulkes' telegram and his own reply. The one sent by the congressman to Wirt read: Accepts Invitation. March Lion Arrives in Snowstorm Mason City Has Ten Inches in Winter's Return Trip. Winter made a return visit to North Iowa Thursday night and Friday with an Easter eve snowstorm Roads over nearly all the top half of Iowa and much of the rest of the state were blanketed with white. Where snow peratures were did not fall, tern _____ . . _ ,, still below norrna and sleet storms were common. Mason City had ten inches snow by 3 o'clock Friday and more was falling. Skies were cloudy, giving little hope of an early end t the downfall. The temperature wa 19 degrees above zero, after a hig of 38 Thursday and a minimum o IS during the night. Sleet at Waterloo. Charles City reported three an a 1 half inches of snow and For Dodge claimed three with more con ing down. Waterloo bad a sleet storm with precipitation of .35 inch recorded. The March lion did its worst at Humboldt. where the weather station reported about a foot of snow, and at Sioux City which had nine inches. The snow was general over northwest Iowa, .northeast Nebraska and parts of South Dakota. HITLER SAYS HE WOULD LIKE TO TALK WITH F. R. Thinks Personal Chats Would Avoid Pitfalls of Diplomacy. By LOUIS P. LOCHNEIt Copyrielit, 1834, by OTe Associated rre»«.) BERLIN, March 30. --Chancellor Adolf Hitler told me today that he wished he might have man to-man talks with the leaders o other nations--including Presiden Roosevelt. By such personal conversations he said, the pitfalls of diplomacj might be avoided. "The antiquated d i p 1 o m a U method of exchanging notes," h said, "finds a telling condemnatio in the fact that, despite the efforts of diplomats, the nations in 191 slipped into the most gigantic wa in history, although I am convince the dipomats themseves were th most surprised when war *""*·· INSULL'S TRAMP STEAMER HELD IN TURKEY Snow in South Dakota. In South Dakato the snowfall ranged from 3 inches at Rapid City ~tb-T inenei.a,t-Eierre., ._..,,:,: _,C Temperatures in Iowa .dropped from a high of 66 at Keokiik yesterday to a low of 22 at Charles City last night. The forecast for tonight is a maximum of 5 above zero in the open country in the northeast part of the state. However, hope is held out for the Easter parade, Sunday, with indications that it will be fair and from 6 to 8 inches in depth warmer. a _ fr brol out." Explains His Ideas. Herr Hitler talked to me for 50 minutes, explaining his personal ideas of international relations, de- scribin" how he keeps his hand on the pulse of the people, telling me that he desires objective criticism. First and foremost was his explan- and'-eye-to-eye-tonversaUona.-- - .-"I believe heartily in the man-to- man discussions of responsible statesmen," he said. "The Berlin visit of Sir Anthony Eden, British lord privy seal, I am certain did much to clarify the situation between Germany and Great Britain-. Absolute Frankness. "One thing that every representative of a foreign power^will fi° d j° dealing with me is "·"' Weal FORECAST IOWA: Cloudy; §now in the central and cast. Colder In the south central and extreme east portions Friday night. Saturday generally lair; not so cold in the northwest and north central portions Saturday afternoon. MINNESOTA: Partly cloudy to cloudy Friday night and Saturday, snow In extreme south- . east Friday night; not quite so cold Saturday. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Friday morning: Maximum Thursday Minimum in Night At 8 A. M. Friday Snowfall Precipitation Thursday night's which continued into Friday, was an answer to every farmer's prayer. With the frost out of the ground, nearly every drop of it will be assimilated by a dry--almost dusty- soil. An excellent seed bed for early crops is virtually assured in North By' the middle of the afternoon, three or four additional inches of snow had fallen, bringing the level in undrifted places to only a little less than a foot, the heaviest snow of the winter. "Have accepted invitation of Open Forum to debate against you in Washington, subject, date' and details to be agreed upon by us and Forum provided no conflict with my duties on house agricultural committee. Please advise if you accept." Dr Wirt telegraphed in reply: "Secretary Wallace recently published the statement 'there can hardly be even a satisfactory tentative answer until we find which way we want to go. It should be debated in congress, in public forum, in city and in country school houses m every state -- the people must be let in on the problem.' " This 'ended the quotations, and completed Dr. Wirt's reference to secretary Wallace. The school official continued: Nut "Red" Manhunt. "The question is not that of a manhunt for communists. I congratulate you on your offer to assist in this effort to decide which way we want to go. I regret that owing to the limitations, of time and physical strength I cannot assist y °Dr. Wirt said he felt the Michi*an congressman should not have clothed the exchange of messages with secrecy. was reported from the vicinity °* ^^ a ^S r with the idea of Arnold's park with a heavy ^eart ^TM^ g ' Ufgor less . "I declare only just what Germany is prepared to do. When I state that we need an army of 300,000 men I don't propose afterward to come down to 250,000. I want Germany's signature to mean something again. ,, "And under no circumstances -here the chancellor's voice vibrated with emotion, his jaw became firmly set, his index finger pointed straigh 'under no circumstance. wind. The thermometer stood at around IS. Snow plows were on the highways. Southern Minnesota Blanketed. ST. PAUL, March 30. (.«--Hailed by farmers as a boon to the soil, a heavy snow that blocked highways in some areas and brought out snow clows unsued so far this winter, blanketed southern Minnesota today. The snow, which totaled 12 inches in several areas and still was falling 36 Degrees 18 Degrees 19 Degrees 7 Inches 1.04 Inches snowstorm, ,1U1 OC^-lct-JT. He denied reports that Foulkes (Tom to Page 4, Column 2) 2KILTEDAH021 HURT IN FLAMES V i c t i m s Sought in Ruins After Fire Destroys Texas Hotel. LONGV1EW, Tex., March 30. LT) --At least two persons were killed and 21 injured, 11 of them seriously here early today today when fire razed the $230,000 Longview hotel. D. F. Stafford, Dallas, was killed when he jumped from a third floor window and. struck the pavement head first. Search of the ruins resulted in the discovery of a charred body. The fire broke out at midnight after most of the guests had retired and in a short time swept the three story structure. Making desperate efforts to escape the flames many persons leaped from windows. It was feared that some of the guests might have been trapped in their rooms. in acveicLi atctv-j w-i* "«·**·. · · -- u today the first heavy fall of the season in the southern part of the state, promises improved seeling conditions, farmers said. The snow replaced dust storms of the last few- weeks. _^ May Branch Out Into New Fields to Aid Recovery Government Determined to Press Its Campaign for Re-Employment. WASHINGTON, March 30. (!¥)-- The government is determined to press its re-employment drive, and may branch out into new fields in so doing. Two principal developments sum- This dln^ tramp stean,er-thc Gr.--k freighter Malotls-has been the Houtmg domain ol Samuel Insull (right), fugit.xe Cl.lcap«n, m h* i'lmo of hide and-seek to distoNer some distant shore where he might S , ndlnrbedb' tto relentless pursuit of VmerKau "^ mac'uiiery Capt. Joannls Mousourls (left) is muster of the ship, which is being detained at Istanbul, Turkey. (Associated I'ress Photos). Expect Senate to Pass Reciprocal Treaty^Plan Tariff Measure Bears* ulated the interest in the move- 1. A letter from Hugh S. Johnson to all code authorities in the durable »ood5 and consumer goods and service industries, asking an immediate report on how many more men they could employ--to which he added "and if not, why not." 2. A federal survey of possible new investment fields into which idle private capital could be poured to provide more work for the job less. Minces No Words. The NRA caief minced no words] in asking for possible re-employment statistics from the two big (Tnm to TlKe 4. Column 2 General Electric to Boost Its Pay Scale NEW YORK, March '30. JP-Gerard Swope, president of the General Electric company, announced today that, effective April 1, all full time salaries of $2,600 or less and all hourly rates of pay will be increased 10 per cent. at me- -will I submit to dictation. Will Pursue Course. "When I am once convinced tha a certain course is the only and th right one for my nation, I intend t pursue it. come what may. I will d what I do openly. I will not, for ex ample pretend outwardly to accep IWTOOO men as a basis for our arm then secretly arm another 150,UUU. This statement led to a referenc to the armaments situation as at fected by France's refusal to approach the problem from the v.ew-, points of Great Britain, Italy and Ge "Nobody would rather have seen the world disarm than I," he saio\ "We want to put our resources to productive purposes. We want to get our jobless back to work. Next, we want to raise the living standards of everybody. Kesponsible for Welfare. "But as one responsible for the welfare of my country, I cannot have Germany exposed to the pos- ·sibility that some neighbor may invade us or drop bombs over our industrial plants or embark upon a .. , n,. rt W Q G IIIKL tO so"calTed'p"re"ventive was just to distract attention from troubles at h °TMt'is for this purpose, and for this purpose only, that we want an armv adequate for self defense. Tasked him whether, in endeavor- ine to obtain employment for all now out of work he envisaged re- rfm-inp- everybody to a proletarian stateiin other words, whether, he would be content so to spread work that everybody would have a minimum income but nobody would be left with larger incomes. Hitler replied: Power Will Increase. BLAME DEATH ON BROKEN ROMANCE High School Chums Quizzed After Girl's Slaying; Youth Held. PETERSBURG, Ind., March 30 T)--Chums of 16 year old Anna vieve France today attributed th girl's slaying to a broken hig school romance..^ Her body was found last night m the automobile in which she had started to a junior class party accompanied by Ward Davis, 20, a former high school athlete. Officers who questioned high school pupils, among them Miss Margaret Jackson, close friend of the slain girl, were,told Miss France and Davis were close, friends last year but their friendship cooled while Davis was attending the University of Alabama last fall. Davis, held in jail at Washington, made no statement concerning the shooting. He surrendered to Petersburg authorities last night and ,was taken to Washington when a crowd congregated around the local jail Feeling had subsided this morning, * 272-111 Vote. WASHINGTON, March 30. Ul't-- Wter a round of good old fashioned ariff debate the senate is expect- d to pass President Roosevelt's re- iprocal treaty bill virtually "as is." That was the prediction today of both democratic and republican eaders as they surveyed the measure passed along to them yesterday jv the house. 'Although tbe bill will probably ·emain in committee for more than a week, its appearance on the floor will end with a bang- the four years of surcease from general tariff debate since congress built the highest tariff wall in history during the Hoover administration. Passed by House. After several days of comparatively listless argument, split distinctly along party lines, the Roosevelt approved proposal passed the house yesterday, 272 to 111. It was first amended, however, to limit its life to three years and to prevent any reductions of foreign debt. it would authorize the president to negotiate tariff-reduction agreements with foreign nations without submitting them to the senate for approval as Is required with other treaties. It also empowers the pres- dent to change the tariff rates sO jcr cent up or down without recom- nendation from the tariff commission as is now the law. Congress Enjoys Kecess. Congress today started its first long week-end holiday in months, with both house and senate enjoying a recess. Although the senate frequently has taken Saturday's off, HOOVER TO VISIT IN CEDAR RAPIDS Continues Leisurely Journey by Motor Car From Kansas City. KANSAS CITY. March 30. (A'i-- Herbert Hoover left here by motor car shortly after 11 a. m. today in a drizzling rain with Cedar Rapids, Iowa, his destination. The former president spent a part of the morning visiting the Nelson gallery of art, conferred with a few republican leaders who were unable to see him last night, and continued his leisurely journey. With Mr. Hoover was Lawrence Richey, one of his white house secretaries who came here from Washington by plane yesterday. The former chief executive told friends here he probably would spend a. short time in Chicago, but would not go east. He has insisted the trip is a vacation jaunt but he has been greeted along-his route by many republican leaders. To Stay Overnight. CEDAR RAPIDS, March 30. (.'I') Former President Herbert Hoover, on a tour of the middlewest, is expected to spend tonight here as a guest in the home of Harrison E. Spangler, republican national com mitteeman. Mr. Hoover, enroute from Kansas City, was due here'in time for dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs Spangler. Mr. Spangler was en- URKS PLAN TO ARREST HIM FOR RETURN TO U. S. Steamer Held in Port to Await Arrival of Papers. BULLETIN ISTANBUL, Miircli 30. (H»-- The Turkisli government decided today to hand over the question of the arrest of Samuel In- siill to u competent Turkish court, probably the penal court of Istanbul. The ninth article of the penal code gives Turkey the complete right to surrender Insull to American authorities without the necessity of the Turkish parliament having to approve nn extradition treaty. ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 30. 011--Indications today were that Samuel Insull had finally been collared by tbe United States government, after a long and exciting chase. Though Turkish officials have not yet announced his actual arrest, the steel arm of the strong Kemalist regime blocked the passage of the steamer Maiotis opposite the mouth of the famous Golden Horn, and held the ship's lone passenger a virtual prisoner while the government awaited the receipt of documents from Washington. Only Await FuperM. Formal steps toward his actual arrest are to be taken any moment, it was indicated, as soin as the necessary papers are in order. The history of Turkey under Mustapha Jleinal.\fA.tprelga f-Sffite- to believe th'St" there is uiuuiely to be any such delay in the handling of the Insull case here as occurred in Greece. Negotiations between Ankara officials and American Ambassador s G sr d to 3. ^. :r r. n 33 I- 0 b. Skinn-ar are expected to write finis to the strange odyssey of the man. who is wanted in Chicago on charges of embezzlement and lar- j ceny" in connection with the collapse of the utility empire he once ruled. Sailed Into Trap. The fugitive from American justice virtually sailed into a trap without thinking-, apparently, of the cus- stomary rapid fire action of modern Turkish officials. "The mystery man of the Mediterranean" was reported still trying to evade arrest and he was said to be constantly wirelessing his lawyers n London for advice. iiCUUCHHJ u»^ ·--- *- * and in rare instances has been in recess Friday, also, the house has enjoyed few such cessations from work. Its last Saturday holiday was more than a month ago. and its Friday vacations have been almost non-existent. route today from Chicago and was expected- this afternoon WILL DETAIN INSULL pCed Sl to e c the class party with Davis although she feared "something desperate. Miss Jackson said her friend offered no explanation of the latter remark. Andrews of Chicago Heads Penn College - T, - it-ill Increase I OSKALOO3A, March 30. (.T)--Dr. Power Will TM cr 5Jf e - h first B. F . Andrews of Chicago is to take "Quite the cont . r . a 7.- pA _ S . 0t ^e of TM* the direction of William Penn step, I must avoid the scourge 01 unemployment, but, once the people are back at work, their pui- chasing power will naturally m- ""From there it is but another step to improving the living standards. We don't want to become a primitive people, but rather, a nation with the highest possible standard of living. "I approve the American idea of not equalizing everybody but grad- (Tom to P»*e t, Column 51 U. S. Steel Reports Plan to Lift "" _ at Various Branches NEW YORK. March 30. vPt-- The United States Steel corporation announced today that its various manufacturing companies, after meeting with employes' representative groups, had agreed upon an advance of approximately 10 per cent in wages. Ill addition, the announcement said, all the lesser salaried employes will get a similar pay raise. over the direction of William Penn college here when the resignation of President Henry C. Bedford becomes effective in June. Dr. Andrews was named administrator by a committee of board members considering selection of a successor to Dr. Bedford. Dr. Andrews will serve until a new president is named. 100 Killed by Epidemic. HANKOW. China, March 30. (.P) --An epidemic of spinal meningitis in the town of Kienli has killed 100 persons in the past 24 hours. Presidential Salute Fired at Nassau in Roosevelt's Honor NASSAU, Bahamas, March 30. ^ (HI--The yacht Nourmahal, carrying President Roosevelt on a fishing cruise "through warm Bahama waters, made a brief stop in the harbor here today and then headed 'or the sponging grounds off Andros sland. As the yaeht, owned by Vincent Astor, put into the harbor, the H. M. S. Danae, lying off shore, fired a presidential salute in honor of the chief executive and his party. While President Roosevelt re- WASHINGTON, March 30. (.T)-The Turkisli government informed the state department today that it would arrest and detain Samuel Insull for extradition proceedings. Robert P. Skinner, American ambassador to Turkey, messaged the department that the Turkish government had definitely promised formally to arrest Insull upon receipt of a certified copy of the warrant of arrest and a complete text of the "judicial record." Cable Warrant. The department immediately cabled a copy of the warrant to Ankara, capital of Turkey, and arranged for a copy of the indictment to be delivered as quickly as possible. Later Ambassador Skinner reported that the Turkish govern- (Tnrn to I'nitc 1, Column 1 "amous Places service in the Strike at Rug Mill Announced Settled FREEHOLD, N. J., March 30. (/B--Settlement of the strike of 900 of 1,200 employes at the A. and M Karagheusian company's rug mil was announced at a mass meeting today. The. employes will return to work Monday with no wage reduction. made a social visit to pay respects to Gov. Bede Clifford and Lady Clifford, who later returned the call. A Negro pilot was taken aboard the Nourmahal to guide the craft through the fishing grounds off Andros island, located a short distance west and south of here. What is the most famous spot of historical interest in your state? The new Globe/Gazette booklet. "Famous Places United States." is just off the press. It presents 49 scenes of inspiring patriotic associations--one in every state and the District of Columbia. No one can glance at these pages without feeling a new pride in the history, traditions and rich natural endowments of the United Stales. Inclose 10 cents to cover cost, handling and postage. Use coupon. Revolutionary Strike Called Off in Spain ZARAGOZA. Spain. March 30. (.T)--A general revolutionary strike called by syndicalists and socialists was terminated tranquilly today, The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Hnskin, Director, Washington, U. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped) for "Famous Places in thc'United States." Name Street City State 'Man to Washington.

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