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North lowa'g DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home ME E D I T I O N "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AJJL NOKTII IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED P.RESS IJSASED WIRE SERV1UK MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 1934 THIS PAPEI! CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 154 Big Chapter in New Deal Power of National Labor Board Was Just Myth. 18 INJURED IN MINNEAPOLIS RIOT By HERBERT PLUJHMKK. . A S H I N G T O N , April 6 Uft--The story of the NRA's national labor board bids fair to be set down as one of the most interesting chapters in the history of the "new deal." When first set up it inspired the awe of everyone. The title alone was suficient for that* Headed by Senator Wagner of New York, a c ' expert on quest i o n s affecting labor and its difficulties, the board generally was · regarded as one of the most powerful units operating under the national recovery act. For a while it was. Hard boiled industrialists listened with respect to its dictates. The meetings of the board, held in whatever space was available at the time in the huge department of commerce building, were watched with both eagerness and anxiety. No Ueal Authority. · Then came the awakening-It developed that the board had no real authority behind it What power it possessed was merely of the persuasive type. Theoretically, 't appeared to be one of the greatest gams labor had made in history. In practice it was another story. Everything was going smoothly until the Weirton~ steel case came along. The board was called on for decisive action--a showdown. The employer -had blocked its attempt to carry out Section 7a of the national recovery act dealing with the right of labor to bargain collectively. The Weirton steel company called the board's hand and the case was taken to court. Predictions- .have been made that .the court; must stitutional questions tiefbre handing down a decision. It will be more than a month before the issue is settled in court. It may take months more for a final Reports Abases in Holding Company Operations SPLAWN NAMES BIG SALARIES TO A. T.T. OFFICERS Backs Rayburn Bill and Urges Probe of Bell Companies. WASHINGTON, April 6. UP-What were termed abuses in the operation of holding companies, together with payment of large salaries to officials of the American Telephone and Telegraph company, were reported today to the house interstate commerce committee by Dr. W. M. W. Splawn, following a three year study ordered by congress. Splawn, now a member of the interstate commerce commission, recommended enactment. of the Rayburn bill creating a federal communications commission. Hearings open Tuesday before the house committee. Splawn was employed by the committee to make the inquiry. He already has submitted one report. Prolific of Abuses. "The holding company," the report said, "has been found as a result of this investigation to be a prolific of abuses in the field of communications as in other utilities already studied." "What is disclosed by the examination of the associated telephone IN CLASH WITH HUEY LONG ·#£ - - : - . . . . . . - - - , - , - ,, . , - cur under existing laws," Splawn wrote. ··· ' . "Moreover,- the American. Telephone and Telegraph company, which is both a holding and an op- disposition of the case. The Board Languishes. , - -.. Meanwhile, the national labor and skillful than ^ = board languishes in dignity and aus- ment with which it has terity provided it by the dais and elegant green plush hangings in its now permanent quarters. Senator Wagner is pushing his labor dispute bill, aimed against company dominated unions, but is encountering difficulties on all sides. As the bill now stands it would forbid an employer to "initiate, participate in, supervise or influence" the formation of a company union. Suggestions have been made that "initiate" and "participate in" · be deleted, but organized labor is fighting them on the ground that the bill might result in interference with union organization activities. On the other hand, opponents of the bill have characterized it as unconstitutional and a "major political obstacle" in the path of recovery. Coroner's jury in Fatal Auto Mishap at Tama Convenes TAMA, April 6. (J)--A coroner's jury'' inquiring into an automobile accident that cost the lives of four young persons returning here from a dance yesterday was to reconvene here today. The accident occurred -when a passenger car crashed headon into a truck four miles west of here. Those killed -were Raymond A. Brush, 38, Burnell Brush, 20, Richard Kaloupek, 19,- and Gladys Polka, 18. The truck -was operated by Otis Smith and Ray Wernimont of Auburn, and was returning from Jefferson, Wis., with a load "of barley. The truckers and two other persons riding in the passenger car suffered only minor injuries. Only one or two additional witnesses were expected to be called today before the jury retires to consider-a verdict. crating company, is more powerful · - * 3 govern- deal. Will Fa.ll Short. "A bill regulating communications in interstate commerce will fall short of being effective unless it first restricts the use of the holding company to what is absolutely essential and necessary and, second, unless the regulation is extended to the holding company in like manner as to the operating company." The report recommended that the first step in regulation be a thorough investigation into the Bell telephone companies. Splawn estimated it would require a year and cost between 5500,000 and ?1,000,000. The first assignment, the report said should be into their accounts, records, methods of handling depreciation, contracts, and "to what extent communications companies contribute to campaign expenses or (Turn tn 1'age 2. Column Senator Huey P. Long of Louisiana was the object of highly expressive epithets uttered by Col. John P. Sullivan (right) of New Orleans during a senate hearing concerning the appointment ol D. D. Moore (left) as collector of internal revenue at New Orleans. Long had charged Sullivan dominated Moore's «f«-~ r «!·-» -tii«--i»tfaw'«:«.iinnltifc. since the WeaJ FORECAST IOWA: Fair, cooler in south central portions Friday night; Saturday fair, slightly warmer. MINNESOTA: Fair Friday night; Saturday generally fair followed by cooler in north portion. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Friday morning: Maximum Thursday 44 Minimum in Night 37 At 8 A. M. 42 OFFIGERSLAIN BY 2 OUTLAWS Another Kidnaped by Gang Believed to Be Led by Clyde Barrow. MIAMI, Okla., April 6. L«--Con- stable Cal Campbell was slain and Chief of Police Percy Boyd of Commerce, near here, was kidnaped today by two outlaws and their blond woman companion. Boyd and Campbell had tried to investigate a bullet hole in the windshield of the car in which the two men and the woman became stuck in a mudhole. Witnesses said that before the two reached the machine the occupants opened fire and Campbell fell, dying almost instantly. The police chief was taken in the car and it sped northwestward, toward Chetopa. Kans., about 10 miles from Commerce. It was not known whether Boyd was wounded. They were investigating to determine if Bonnie Parker, the cigar puffing girl friend of Clyde Barrow, desperado, is a blond and if perhaps the men were Barrow and Raymond Hamilton, who escaped, aided supposedly by Barrow, from a Texas prison farm some time ago. It was established the killers used a machine gun and it was believed Boyd was wounded in the shoulder and face. Sheriff Dee Walters said he was convinced the killers were Barrow and his companions. Mrs. Massie Attempts to Kill Herself Slashes Both Wrists on Board Ship to Genoa, Italy. GENOA. Italy, April 6. (/Pi- Ship's officers of the S. S. Roma said today that Mrs. Thalia Fortescue Massie, principal figure in the sensational Honolulu assault case of 1932, attempted suicide by slashing both wrists and throwing herself from the liner's top deck on the voyage from New York. Prof. Darrio Bqrelli, director of the nervous ailments clinic in Genoa where Mrs. Massie has been-taken since the ship's arrival yesterday, confirmed the officers' report. She Wanted to Die. The director said that Mrs. Massie told him she attempted suicid-3 when the steamer was three days cut from Genoa because: ."I wanted to die. I regretted having got a divorce from my hus- j band." I Mrs. Massie and Lieut. Thomas Hedges Massie, U. 'S. N., were divorced at Reno Feb. 23. Dr. Borelli told the Associated Press she would have to remain in the clinic from 30 to 40 days before she could recover completely. Injuries Not Serious. Ship's officers -said Mrs- Massie threw herself from the top deck, but that they did not know whether she intended throwing herself into the sea.or only on a lower deck. Despite her fall of nearly 20 feet, Dr. Borelli said that Airs. Massie's physical injuries were not serious. He said her general physical condition was, in fact, good, but' that she was extremely nervous and greatly depressed. ARGUMENT OVER 20CENTWINDOW ENDS IN DEATH Mexican Held Here for Stabbing Neighbor in Quarrel. Ascension "Big John' 1 Aguirre, 45, Mexican, who resided at No. 19 Lehigh Row, is being held at the county jail following the verdict of a coroner's-jury Friday morning that he stabbed to death John C. Chabez, 40, Mexican who resided at No. 13 Lehigh Row. The stabbing followed an argument over a window, alleged to have been worth about 20 cents, which occurred about 6:45 o'clock Thursday evening when "Big John" went to the home of Chabez to complain that Chabez' children had broken the window with a slingshot. According to Aguirre, he went to the home of Chabez, located across a back street from the Aguirre home, and Chabez came out of his home with a poker and butcher knife. The pair scuffled and Aguirre alleges that he took the knife from Chabez and stabbed him with it after Chabez bad struck him. Aguirre received a cut across the left cheek from one of the instruments and his hands were cut. One Wound Made. Chabez received but one cut, from a direct thrust into the back, the bladj' Address by Nollen Opens Conference of College Groups GRINNELL, April 6. (.T)--An address by President John S. Nollen of Grinnell college opened- the joint conference this morning of · the Iowa student convention on international relations and the Mississippi Valley conference of international relations clubs. Conferences will continue on the Grinnell college campus Saturday and Sunday. Among noted speakers included on the program are Sherwood Eddy, author, Clark M. Eichelberger, national director of the Nations assoc- r.tion; Raymond L. Euell. president of the Foreign Policy association, and Dr. Otto Natham, former economic advisor to the German reich. ' BOOST IN ESTATE LEVY IS DEBATED Senate May Have to Put Off Final Vote on Tax Bill to Next Week. BULLETIN WASHINGTON, April 6. /Pi --The senate today rejected by 42 to 36 a proposal for sharp increases in taxation on "exceptional" capital net gains where they occur frequently during a five year period. Defeat of the amendment, offered by Senator Murphy (D., la.) kept in the revenue bill the less drastic finance, committee provision of capital gains and losses by individuals. WASHINGTON. April 6. I-*)-Senators who want to redistribute ivealth concentrated today on a drive to increase the estate taxes sharply. Beaten back 47 to 36 in their move to hoist income taxes to wartime levels, liberals from both political parties turned their "heavy- levies-on-the-rich" campaign to the support of' the LaFolette estate transfer amendment. The plan for which Senator LaFollette sought approval today calls for rates of 27 to 60 per cent on estates valued from $1,000,000 to more than ?10,000,000. The · senate finance committee of which Senator Harrison (D.-Miss.) is chairman, favored rates of 20 to 50 per cent. Under existing law the rates are 19 to 45 per cent. Prevent Accumulation, Harrison told the senate, in his report, that even under the com- AS VOTERS ROWED TO POLLS! This flood scene was taken in the village of Plover, Wis., where voters used rowboats to get to this polls. Nine lives were lost in Wisconsin and Minnesota and heavy property damage was incurred as a result of flood waters. (Associated Press Fhoto). entli rib. '"The knife entered' body near the left shoulder blade but missed the heart, according to Coroner J. E. McDonald. Arteries were cut, however, and Chabez bled to death internally while being taken to the hospital. Eighty ounces of blood were taken from the victim but he failed to bleed externally The body was taken to the Patterson funeral home. Aguirre was arrested at his home and offered no resistance. Detectives Leo Risacher, James Buchanan and Deputy Sheriff John Deach spent considerable time locating the knife which had been spirited away by someone and hid in the house of Aguirre. The knife, about 10 inches long and about one-half inch thick, was found on the shelf in the kitchen and was covered with blood. One of the daughters of Aguirre helped police find it. Falls in Yard. Chabez was escorted to his home by Teddy Hernandez, 19, Mexican, and Steve Montecino, 25, also Mexican, who saw Chabez fall in his own yard following the stabbing. Chabez was still living when officers arrived but was unable to talk. Witnesses stated that the men had been fighting in the street with their fists before the stabbing and that Aguirre's wife had attempted to get her husband back to his home. Diamentes Poraskcva, 45, Greek, P.aphael Reyes, 16, Mexican, and George Barlos, 40, Greek, witnessed the fight from short distances. They were called upon to testify at the inquest and stated that Chabez had struck Aguirre and that Aguirre had stabbed Chabez. Chabez was employed at the Lehigh cement plant as truck man but Aguirre is reported to be without work. Both men were married and had families. Aguirre has resided in Mason City about 11 years and had taken out first citizenship Recalls News of War 17 Years Ago CROWD OF 3,000 TURNED BACK IN CITY HALL RAIDS Mob Mills About Blood Splattered Streets; 25 in Jail. MINNEAPOLIS, April 6. i/B-Three thousand unemployed milled about blood spattered sidewalks today after authorities had twice repulsed onslaughts against the city hall and courthouse at the cost of injuries to 18 persons. Twenty- five others were in Jail. Machine guns, mounted on one side of the building, were not brought Into play as the throng: launched their second rush for the building about 1:10 p. m. It grew out of the arrest of a delegation of their number which had been admitted to the city hall to present demands for continuation of the CWA and for cash relief. Old Woman Leader. The first brush with the law, in which an old woman on crutches and hundreds of persons displaying red arm bands were loading figures, started about 10 a. m., ami only was quelled after bottles, stones and tear gas bombs were flung back and forth between the police and the throng. Of those injured, 10 were policemen, badly beaten by the mob which seized paving blocks, scrap iron, and even coal from passing' trucks, for missiles. Many other , persons were hurt but not badly i enough to need hospital attention. Chief of Police Michael Johannes, earlier had said he would accede to the request of a group of judges and beg the lieutenant governor for aid of the national guard in restor.- ing,order..-.- ' ' mittee plan the new levies would "tend to prevent undue accumula- ' tion of wealth." Harrison's committee has yet to be defeated on the floor on any of the scores of revisions it made in the $330,000,000 tax bill after the house sent it to the upper chamber. Harrison has indicated he would probably accept a compromise on the LaFollette amendment and let it go to conference with the house. As the senate moved to its third day of debate on the tax bill today, there were prospects that it may not be passed until next week. Murphy Plan Up. Before the LaFollette proposal was acted upon a vote was due on the pending amendment of Senator Murphy (D.-Iowa) to increase sharply the taxes on capital gains where such gains are of a spectacular variety. The finance committee plan for taxing capital gains, which democratic leaders believed would be retained, provides for measuring the gain or loss from the sale of prop- (Tnrn (o I'ftJJC 2. Column 2 J papers. Mrs. Tread of Marching Feet Heard Again in Capital, WASHINGTON, April 0. (^Pi- It's army day today, and the tread of marching feet, of soldiers parading- up Pennsylvania avenue, revives a memory. Seventeen years ago at 1:18 o'clock this afternoon a signal from a white house window shot i around the world the message: "America is at war," Deep in Thought. Woodrow Wilson walked the streets of Washington that day-Mrs. Wilson beside him; both deep in thought--before turning back to the white house, taking up a pen and signing his name a.cross the war resolution. As he traced the last stroke, a naval officer, standing in a window near Wilson's silently to the desk, navy semaphored department, then across the street. The word, awaited, flashed instantaneously to the furthest military and naval outpost orders to go into action. One of First. Franklin D. Roosevelt, young assistant secretary of the navy, was cne of the first to receive it. His was a task of seeing that the nation's naval cordon offered no loopholes to German sea raiders. Today is army day again, and he wired from his yacht in southern waters that the celebration "indicates in part the gratitude of our nation to our army which so valiantly served this country in its every emergency." Wife at Hospital. Chabez had been taken to the Mercy hospital about 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon for treatment. She was confined at the hospital when officers were attempting to save the life of her husband by rushing him to the same hospital in an ambulance. Chabez was born in Mexico, June 24, 1893. He is survived by his wife and six children, Alfredo, 13, Albert, 11, Raymond, 9. Mary, 8, Alfonso, 6, and Merse, 4. His mother and brothers and sisters also survive him in Mexico. He had resided in Mason City for the past 15 years. 3,000 Coal Miners of Iowa in Strike DES MOINES, April G. (--The total of Iowa coal miners on strike in protest to the federal administrative order changing wage scales reached 3.000 when J10 miners at ' Colfax voted to join the walkout. PRESIDENT OUT TO PROVE SON WRONG ABOUT HIS FISHING MIAMI, Fla., April 6. The president of the United States is not a man to let a challenge lie unanswered. He was up early today with' a heavy baited hook off Cay- Sal to prove that his son Elliott doesn't know a good fisherman when he sees one, Elliott had reported after a visit that his father's luck was "terrible," to which Mr. Roosevelt re torted by wireless that, the statement constituted "a gross libel" and threatened to "appoint a special committee to investigate" the charge and procure a retraction, The latest wireless message from Vincent Aster's yacht, on which Mr. Roosevelt is a guest, reported "a fine morning's catch of many amber jack and two broken rods handled remarkably by Kermit Roosevelt." JUDGE WILL ACT AGAINST CRITICS Plans to Prosecute Grand Jury That Probed Break of Dillinger. CROWN POINT, Ind., April G. (.VI --Judge William J. Murray of the criminal court started action toward prosecution of the county grand jury which criticized him in connection with the escape of John Dillinger from the county jail. The judge ordered James Purdy. of Hobart, Ind., foreman, and the five other members of the grand jury to appear before him next Monday to show cause why they should not be cited for contempt of court. He issued subpoenas for them. Untoward Criticism. "Untoward criticism toward myself and the dignity of the courts of Indiana" was the reason Judge Murray assigned for his action. The jury, in addition to criticizing Murray and others, indicted jail attaches Ernest blunk and Sam Cahoon for aiding and abetting Oil- linger's famous escape with a wooden gun. Judge Murray cited fully half of the grand jury's report, which filled three columns of newspaper space, in announcing the action. The jurist declared the document was written in "scandalous, contemptuous language." The sections to which he particularly objected were those criticizing himself for failing to transfer Dillinger from the county jail to the Indiana State penitentiary at Michigan City. Had No Authority. Judge Murray said he would have no authority to take such action unless Dillinger's life were endangered by mob violence. The jury report s'aid the judge could, and should have, ordered the' transfer. Probability of a bitter squabble when the grand jurors arc brought to court was seen in Judge Murray's action. County Prosecutor Martin Smith, Murray's predecessor on the bench, had announced they would defend the jurors and their report if either were criticized. Chief Johannes 'iateY modified hip statement by saying he would not ask for troops unless further violence developed. After the first attack, with establishment of machine gun position* and the advance of a detachment of police into the street at 12:55 p. m.. the temper of the crowd had seemed to die down. Traffic, paralyzed on all four sides of the building, started moving slowly then with traces of tear gas from bombs flung back and forth between police and rioters, still hovering in the air, Bombs Were Mistake. Finally, one patrolman, to pacify the mob, shouted the throwing of bombs had been a mistake. Some of the unemployed, many of them, wearing red arm bands, shouted back they wanted no more bombs. A speaker, who attempted to reassemble his cohorts by speaking from the top of an automobile was given scant encouragement. Few of the milling throng listened; most of them shuffled about. During- the lull, a man yelled "Let's sing America." The speakers laughed and many in the mob jeered. Police attempted to disperse the mob that blocked traffic on four streets surrounding the courthouse, by flinging tear gas bombs among the crowd. The mob, however, seized the bombs and hurled them back, the gas seeping into the building and necessitating the closing of three courts and many offices. I'lanned lor Days. The demonstration, planned for several daya leaders later disclosed, (Turn to 1'ajte 2, Column 2) Otho Man Killed by Car Near Fort Dodge FORT DODGE, April 6. «.T)- Larson, Otho. was killed struck by an automobile walking along a highway near here T. L. Wenncr of Dows was driving the oar. Officials announced no in quest would be held. o ·Luc when while Soups, Sandwiches Here is a recipe booklet, ideal for any time of year. More than 150 recipes which will be very practical, giving attractive variety to the meals without involving added expense. So many tasty things can be made from materials already on hand, if you have the little recipes and reminders in this booklet. Our Washington Information bureau compiled this modern collection for use of the many housewives, always anxious to make their menus attractive and healthful without extravagance. Six cents in coin, to cover cost and handling, will bring a copy to any reader. Use coupon. Mason City GIobe-Gazetto Information Bureau, Fr 'eric J. Haskln, Director, Washington, D. C. I inclnc" 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet "Presidents and Their Wives." Name ".reel , City State (Mail to Washington, L. C.

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