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i-: i H 10 N E R ··! i s M E a a L C .' T O F I - '· n t j i i »i r · lowtfs DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home ^»^» H O M E E D I T I O N ·THE NEWSPAPEIl THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS" ,VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1934 10.13 PAI'EK CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 153 Huey Draws Spectators Louisiana Senator Fills Galleries at Talks. LONG, HARRISON ROW IN SENATE By HERBERT FLCMMJEK A S H I N G T O N . April 4. tff)--Re- gardless of one's p e r s o n a l estimate of Louisiana's senior sent o r -- H u e y P. Long--it must be set down that at present he's the s e n a t e's best drawing card. Time was when word was noised around t h a t Borah of Idaho was to make a speech in the senate, galleries were filled al- m o s t instantly. Senator Huey gets 'em now. A friend of the writer, recently returned from an extended lecture tour of the country on Washington men and affairs, says that the first question asked him by his audience was--"How about Huey Long?" According to him, they were more interested in Louisiana's "kingfish" than any other man in congress. It's not so difficult to explain why Long appeals to gallery habitues. As far'as they are concerned he's an oddity. Not since the .days of Magnus Johnson of Minnesota has there been a senator who even resembles Long. His Philippines Speech. Take, for example, his prolonged speech 'recently against the bill granting independence to the Philippines. It was typical of every speech he makes whether its- duration be .15 minutes or two hours. The bill per se was merely a springboard as far as he was concerned. Before he had finished he had reviewed many things besides independence for the Filipinos. And those who heard him howled in glee. He told of how once he tried to borrow $100 from a small town bank in Louisiana and couldn't get it because "the Balkan condition was about to break .out again and cause Announce New High Reached by U. S. Payrolls 1 k\ s south "which convert me every year, "but they have to come back every few months to keep me from backsliding." . He scoffed at the idea that this country's aid was needed in the Philippines. "The Lord in his wisdom put them in a country where they don't need shoes like we do here. They don't need the help of anybody." Stops for Nothing. There were a dozen or more such stories in his speech. Served in the Long fashion, they are ludicrous but at ths same time highly amusing. No other senator, either because of unwillingness or inability, can capture the galleries as he can. Nothing feazes him. One of his . sweeping gestures sent a filled glass of water hurdling across his desk to the floor, wetting him and everything nearby, but he didn't notice it. Tydings of Maryland, author of the bill he was opposing, approached and asked if he would keep talking until he could get a bite of lunch. "Sure," returned Huey, without so much, as a pause. Borah passed by and grinned at him. Huey grinned .back from, a peak of oratory. Speaking of one-man shows-Louisiana's "kingfish" is the original one. - NEW PEAKS HIT IN EMPLOYMENT ANDWAGESBOTH Commerce Department Gives Figures for February. WASHINGTON, April 5. i.B-- Payrolls in American manufacturing industry hit a new high in February, creating new peaks in both wages and employment untouched since early 1931. The department of commerce, announcing this today, added that probable further improvement in March would supplant these figures, but that only incomplete estimates for the month were available. The department stated that a swelling in manufacturing payrolls of 12 per cent in February as compared to January constituted the greatest one month. improvement in 15 years. NBA Watehes Intently. A 6 per cent gain in actual factory employment during the month as compared to January was recorded as having been exceeded only three times in 15 years. None of the figures included the splurge of pay increases recently announced in the steel, automobile and other industries, many of which go into effect this month. On good authority it was indicated that quick general action by industry to shorten working hours for re-employment is not now expected by blue eagle officials but within a reasonable period voluntary cuts^areUooked for from large ;to3iyl3u8®^o3p^SJ-S;"-A""Fi" ; ' ··-"·'·;;'"'' Up to Business. If not, the original idea that a flat 10 per cent reduction be re- FREIGHT WRECK NEAR BRISTOW quired by the government of ·a, Grounds for Divorce. CHICAGO, April 5. (J)--Mrs. Evelyn Marblestoue, 24, who said her misband became abusive because she-couldn't make _ good coffee, was granted a divorce'.' ^ ^ ^ all who cannot show good cause to the contrary, may be brought into play. The present attitude is to put the responsibility directly up to business. Its spokesmen have urged upon Hugh S. Johnson insistently their view that if there is no compulsion many industries will do the thing handsomely. With his own belief that the initiative should be on the part of industry, Johnson has found it easy to leave direct action to private interests for a time. While Johnson's aides are going beyond present conditions to gain data on how many more men industry could possibly employ--"and if not, why not ?" in the words of the NRA administrator -- the alliec commerce department concentrated on past statistics. Expects Further Improvement. It noted slight declines in employment in non-manufacturing industry between the middle of January and the middle of February as offsetting but a small proportion of the "marked gain in factory employment." The actual gain, it added, "reversed the downward trenc which had extended over a period of four months." As to March possibilities the report found that "current indications I point toward further improvement in the employment opportunities in March." It noted that cash income receivec by farmers from the sale of farm products rose nearly 5 per cent during February after allowance for the seasonal trend, and was 63 per cent above a year ago. 3X* Weai FORECAST IOWA -- Cloudy, somewhat cooler in the west portion. Showers in the extreme east portion Thursday night. Friday probably fair; cooler in the extreme east portion'. MINNESOTA: Partly cloudy, preceded by showers near Lake Superior Thursday night; Friday fair, with rising temperature in extreme west portion. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 40 . Minimum in Night 34 At 8 A. M. Thursday 40 Rainfall .11 A type of weather more appropriate to March than to April has been dealt to North Iowa for the past four days. A little sun but a lot more of cloudiness, mist, fc,g and rain. The latter offering prevailed Tuesday and Wednesday and was continuing Thursday. MOCK TRIAL IS HELD ATS,I!,I Iowa Supreme Court Bench Hears 4 Senior Lawyers in Practice. IOWA CITY, April 5. (1?--J mock trial before a full bench of tn Iowa supreme court took place her this afternoon as a part of the an nal celebration of supreme cour day by the University of Iowa Col lege of Law. Four senior students who survive a series, of elimination trials acte as lawyers. They are: John A. Gi' more, Iowa City; Merle H. Johnson Marshalltown; Arthur H. Jacobson Waukon, and Harold F. Reynolds Dubuque. Justice Kindig presided over in itiation ceremonies as seven senio students became members of the or der of Coif, Honorary Legal society They were: Gilmore, Jacobson Johnson and Reynolds, "lawyer; for the mock trial; and John ' Butler, Des Moines; J. Harold Sak Council Bluffs, and F. Arnold Daum Buffalo Center. Here are some of the 12 cars which were demolished between Bristow and Dumont when a Chicago reat Western freight plunged through a trestle, after a rail broke. This picture has the distinction of bclnir the Vir.it developed from news camera to newspaper cut in Mason City. The photo was snapped during a rain bv Kenneth Waughtal and engraved by tiie Kaycnay Engraving company, operated by Allen Patton and Mr. Waughtal. Alt a Vista's Town Center Is Dedicated for Community Building. ALTA VISTA, April 5.--At least 00 of the 350 persons who make p this little Chickasaw county city urned out last night for the open- ng and formal dedication of a community center which is unique in owa. They were joined by a goodly number from the surrounding terri- ory for the important and happy ccasion. The structure, built by CWA labor vith material provided locally, consists of a large auditorium and ance floor, a commodious stage, a well appointed kitchen and a basement in which provision has been made for showers, check rooms 'and nther facilities suited to the widely raried uses to which the building will be put. It's a 515,000 Property. Labor on the project is estimated _t $8,000 by Ed P. Donahue, Chickasaw county CWA administrator, and the building materials financed jy the Alta Vista committee, .hrough an election authorizing the diversion of accumulated electric ight funds on a loan basis, are valued at $7,000, bringing the value of the structure to $15,000. Last night's program took the CREWS BUSY ON RAILROAD WRECK 12 Freight Cars Fall Near form of a jollification, with music nd humor eclipsing the serious note njected into the evening by the speaker of the evening. E. J. ;Ernie) Weber, as president of the ocal Commercial club, was an effective and gracious master of ceremonies- Mason Cityans on Program. Three organizations--the Clover Leaf quartet of Mason City, well known here by virtue of several previous appearances, the Fredericksburg "rube band," directed by Albert (Rube) Jensen, and the A H. Radio entertainers of Waterloo--contributed to the musical part of the program and the dedicatory talk was given by W. Earl Hall of Mason City. The Mason City editor paid high compliment to the co-operative spirit of the Alta Vista community symbolized in the community hall. Reference was made to the fact that Alta Vista was the only town in the state which had met the re- (Turn tn race 8, Column 31 Roosevelt Puts All His Energy to Job of Catching Fish MIAMI, Fla., April 0. (.T)-- Fishing was the program of the day for President Roosevelt as he entered his second week of vacation on the warm waters of the Bahamas in complete relaxation. Reports from the Nourmahal said the president is really getting into the vacation spirit. He and his crew of shipmates are devoting all attention just now to fishing. Senate Votes Down Income Increase Tax BRISTOW, April 5.--Wrecking crews today continued clearing the wreckage caused when 12 cars in a Chicago, Great Western freight train fell yesterday afternoon from a trestle, which was demolished. The crews worked all night, aided by flares and lights from engines. Estimates of damage from the accident were roughly estimated at $100,000. The train and 22 cars safely crossed the trestle and the bridge over the West Fork river, 3M; miles west of Bristow, when a rail broke. Then a dozen cars smashed down as the trestle broke. There were 68 cars in the train. No one was injured in the accident ,it was reported, unless some transients might have been in the cars. As far as could be learned, lowever, it was believed that the cars which went off the trestle were not occupied. Resumed in 24 Hours. Division Supt. E. W. Fowler, St. Paul, this morning stated regular :rain service would not be resumed for another 24 hours. It was expected that the work of salvaging would continue for three days. The accident happened about 12:30 o'clock. The special freight was going- east. Trains on this section run from Council Bluffs to Oelwein. Mr. Peterson was engineer of the train and Mr. Barker was conductor in charge. That the train and several cars successfully passed over the trestle was indication, railroad officials pointed out, that the rail was not broken before. When the rail broke, a car went off the track and bounced a short distance on the ties, then crashed into the trestle. About 100 feet of the trestle, which is 300 feet long, was demolished. The steel portion of the bridge was not damaged, although the tracks were torn up. The cars which fell off the trestle went down for about 16 feet. Hampered by Rain. A railroad wrecker and crew arrived here at 7 o'clock last night and started \vork at once. Rain during the night and heavy fog hampered work some. Section crews from Clarksville and Bristow were also working night and day to repair the damage. Ten of the 12 cars were owned by other railroad lines. Among the cars which went down were two containing lumber, two containing frozen egg whites and butter, and one containing hides. The egg whites and butter will probably be a total loss, it was feared. Two See Accident. Johnnny Wagner and Orville Jackson, Dumont farmers, were eyewitnesses to the accident. They were standing in a barnyard anc saw the wrecx and were among the first to reach it. Mr. Jackson said, "I have seen a lot of train wrecks In the movies but this was the first real one I had over witnessed and it was plenty (Tern to 1'age 8, Column 1) y^. ,jaaj;.iT,u;v.- i ^hi.--; f'»T j ^TM"'^-r--^--'.'TM~' Committee as Bill Nears Vote, WASHINGTON, April 5. UP)--The senate today rejected a proposal to increase from 4 to 6 per cent the existing normal income tax and to levy surtaxes ranging from 6 to 71 per cent as against an existing range of 1 to 55 per cent. It was offered by Senator La Follette (R., Wis.) as a part of the $330,000,000 tax bill now nearing a vote. By this action the senate retained the less severe finance committee schedule calling for a flat 4 per cent normal rate and surtaxes ranging from 5 to 59 per cent. The committee surtaxes run through 29 brackets as compared with 28 in the house bill and begin the 5. per cent on net incomes between $4,000 and $6,000 and reach 59 per cent on those over $1,000,000. Vote 47 to 36. The vote against the La Follette ·ates was 47 to 36. Chairman Harrison (D., Miss.) of the finance committee looked for compromises on new estate taxes ·xnd the proposed 3 cents a pound :ax on cocoanut and other imported vegetable and fish oils. He said he iinself would propose an amendment compelling corporations to report in their returns a list of all ;hose receiving from them salaries ind bonuses in excess of $15,000. The senate approved one amendment after another yesterday swiftly. Without even breaking stride for a record vote it approved a tax of one-tenth of one per cent on the capital stock of corporations, allowing each concern to fix its own valuation, but placing an additional five per cent levy as a penalty for under- 4IOWANS KILLED AS TRUCK AND CAR HIT HEADON Slightly Injured in Collision on Highway Near Tama. TAMA, April 5. (.-D--Four. young- Chelsea residents were killed at 2 a. m. today when their automobile collided headon with a truck four miles west of here as they were returning from a dance at Marshalltown. The dead: Raymond A. Urush, 38. ISurncII Brush, 20. Kichurd Knloupek, 19. Gladys 1'olku, 18. The passenger car crashed into a truck operated by Otis Smith and Ray Wernimont of Auburn. The truckers were returning from Jefferson, Wis., with a load of barley. They were only slightly injured the accident. Mrs. Raymond Brush and Miss iRuth Wilkinson, also of Chelsea, who were riding in the automobile, received minor injuries. Mrs. Brush was cut on the head and body while Miss Wilkinson was cut by glass. Crash Not Explained. Coroner Harvey Jones of Tama county announced after a survey o: the wreckage that an inquest wouh be held later today. Survivors o the crash have not been able to ex plain the cause of the accident ·Tylu'ch-. occurred at the west, end o fhe" Sac and Fox Indian reservatio at the edge of Tama. Burnell Brush was the son of for mer state senator, F. A. Brush an Raymond was the son of Mr. an Mrs. Anzy Brush of Chelsea. Ottumwa Man Killed. OTTUMWA, April 5. (A')--T. V Whitney, 46. Ottumwa wholesal drug salesman, was fatally injure and three Des Moines persons wer hurt in a headon automobile col ision five miles east of here. valuation. Excess Profits Tax. The same kind of approval was given an excess profits tax. This would place a levy of 25 per cent on the first $100,000 of surpluses adjudged "improperly accumulated." The tax would be raised to 35 per cent for above $100,000 on the adjusted net income of corporations engaging in this practice. On the estate tax question still to be settled, Harrison said he would accept a modified LaFollette amendment. The Wisconsin senator proposes a one per cent tax on net estates below $35,000, ranging up to 60 per cent on those above $10,000, 000. The modification proposed would make the tax one per cent up to $40,000. Existing law makes this figure $50,000. DILLINGER PAL SHOT Eugene Green (above) paroled Minnesota, state prison convict and John Dillingcr mobsmiut, was shot and arrested by department of justice agents in St. Paul. His red headed woman companion ulso was caught. (Asocinted Press photo.) FIND BODIES OF 13 FLOOD DEAD 4 Recovered in Texas and 9 in Oklahoma Where Rivers Raged. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas entered into the nation's flood picture Thursday with four victims, as nine bodies were recovered in a western Oklahoma flood in which nearly a score may have perished. As was the case in the Oklahoma flood which centered around Elk City and Hammon the southwest Texas deaths near Menard occurred when a stream usually shallow, became a torrent because of heavy rains. C. p. Smith, district Fera engineer, reported the Oklahoma flood damage at $625,000. Damage of Millions. It was estimated that damage of several million dollars was done in northern and western Wisconsin by rain and melting snow. Nine persons died. Seven channel projects on the upper Mississippi were endangered today when the river reached a high stage and continued to rise. "ng in Con- Husband's Silence Is Golden for Her CHICAGO, April 5. (.T)--His silence was- golden--for her. Mrs. Jesse Conway sued her husband for separate maintenance, alleging that he never spoke to her. She was awarded $20 a week alimony. necticut. Damage in Ohio. Storms in Ohio caused damage estimated at $100,000. A man was killed by lightning at Canton. In Kansas the rains continued but were less serious. Farmers expected their crops to benefit. Snow held up highway and air traffic in the Rocky Mountain region and lay as deep as 15 inches in places in the Dakota hills. In the east 10 families near Hartford, Conn., abandoned their homes when the Connecticut river rose more than two feet above flood stage. Nine Bodies Found. ELK CITY. Okla., April 5. (.p-Nine bodies had been recovered today as the receding Washita river gave up the victims of its disastrous rampage. Nine or ten persons still were missing as boats plied the flood washed area. The bodies were found along a 10 i,Turn lo l'«se 3. Column ; AUBURN HAIRED WOMAN QUIZZED Parries Police Questions on Dillinger Gang With Cryptic Replies. ST. PAUL, April 5. (.T)--An auburn haired woman, parrying police questions with cryptic answers, stood today between federal agents and possible capture of the notorious John (Wooden G u n ) Dillinger. The officers continued silent on the progress of their investigation; but reports were circulated that the woman is Berm'ce Norton, a friend of Evelyn Frechetti who, in turn, is a friend of Dillinger. Agents referred to the woman as "Bessie," and her description fits closely that of the Norton woman. Occupied Apartment. The woman occupied an apartment with Eugene Green, a Dillinger associate. Green was severely wounded and the woman was captured Tuesday night when the pair called at the home o£ a Negress for luggage Green had left there. The arrest of the pair led to discovery of two more hideouts of the new Dillinger gang in the Twin Cities. The resultant inquiry led. too, to the questioning of Edward G. Bremer, St. Paul banker, who paid 5200,000 for freedom from kidnapers last January after being held captive 22 days. The possible connection between Dillinger gangsters and the Bremer kidnaping was not explained. Four Machine Guns. Four machine guns, three automatic rifles, one shotgun, a miniature machine gun fashioned from a .38 caliber navy special (a pistol), and a large quantity of ammunition were found in a St. Paul apartment and a Minneapolis hideout occupied by Green and the woman. When the woman was arrested she carried $1.155, mostly in $50 and S100 banknotes. This led to questioning concerning recent bank robberies at Sioux Falls, S. Dak., and Mason City, Iowa. Dillinger himself, it was definitely established, was the man who unlimbered the machine gun on two federal operatives and a city detective last week when Diliinger, Green and a woman escaped a police trap. Fled With Dillinger. The woman now held is believed to be the one who fled with Dillinger down the rear stairs of a Lexington avenue apartment buildin at that time, after a machine gun fight. Green, accosted by R. C. Coulter, federal agent, a few minutes previously, represented himself as a soap salesman and escaped after engaging in a pistol duel with the government man in the apartment house corridors. The case signalled the opening of a war against the new Dillinger gang by the federal government, which has a force of 25 department of justice agents here. Ordinarily, only 11 agents work out of the St. Paul headquarters. HUEY CALLED TO ORDER AS TALK GETS PERSONAL Hints Pat Would Stick "Friend in Back and Drink His Blood." WASHINGTON, April 5. UP)-Huey Long- was called to order in the senate today for casting reflections on Pat Harrison of Mississippi. The Loiiislanan, denouncing Harf rison, had just said "there are two ways of dealing with a friend," one being "to get your friend in trouble, stick him in the back and drink his blood." It was the climax of a day long- word feud between the Louisiana and Mississippi democrats, followed avidly by throngs first in a committee hearing and later in the senate itself. Opinion Less llespected. Harrison had averred in a speech that "the opinion of the senator from Louisiana is less respected by the membership of this body as ». whole and by the country than that of any other senator here." Blocked by parliamentary rules from making: immediate retort, Long bided his time to arise later and discuss Harrison's ways. The point of order was raised against him by Senator Clark (D.. Mo.), as the Louisianan was just, getting going on a vitriolic attack. Clark cited the senate rule forbidding a senator from imputing motives to another unbecoming of a senator. Point "Well Taken." Senator Ashurst (democrat, Ariz.) temporarily presiding, held Clark's point was "well taken" and directed Long to adhere to senate rules. Then, .on motion of Senator .Ko^f^ inson (republican, Ind;),--the senate i voted to permit Long to "proceed in order." Harrison, who had been sitting quietly only two seats away from Long, attempted to intervene when Clark raised the point of order, and asked the chair to permit the Louisianan to proceed, but Ashurst would not listen. In Lesser Disputes. The two outspoken legislators had been in several lesser disputes a while before at a senate finance committee hearing on the confirmation of D. D. Moore as internal revenue collector in Louisiana, opposed by Long 1 . Edward, Rightor, Moore's attorney, was invited by Long to "go outside" after Rightor had said of Jefferson racetrack in Louisiana. "That's your track, senator." Long called that statement an "infamous falsehood." The exchanges between the Louisiana senator and Harrison, who heads the finance committee, pertained to conduct of the hearing. "Send Country to Hell." Then Harrison undertook a reply to a speech yesterday by Long blaming the democratic leadership for Helping the Hoover administration to "send the country to hell." "A surplusage speech," Harrison termed Long's earlier address. "I shall offer no defense of wha-t iliis side of the aisle did during the Hoover administration. It needs no defense on the part of good democrats and I am sure the country appreciates the fact, when men charged with a high responsibility here attempt to co-operate In trying to bring the country back to economic normalcy. "Of course the leader on this side of the aisle (Robinson of Arkansas i needs no eulogy from me because (Turn to I'aue 8, Column 3 Soups and Salads j "Soups, Salads and Sandwiches" is a collection of 150 handy recipef for light dishes. There are hot and coid recipes, but all of them are especially useful for all occasions. These recipes will be helpful for the daily menu, and give many novel ideas for parties, teas, late suppers, bridge luncheons, and other occasions. Six cents in coin will bring a copy to any reader. Use coupon. Collection Unanimous, OWANECO, III., April 5. U 1 )-This town has one church and the population is 334. The Easter offering totaled ?334. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Fr !eric J. Ilaskin, Director. Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet "Presidents and Their Wives." Name ~".reet City . Stntc (Mail to Washington, D. C. i

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