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!.'. R L O M E ft : 1 T, M E M ! R T C P T OF I 0.'. f ·' $ MO I fl '. " I North DAILY PAPER Ifcftfeti for the Home ?·« "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRBE8 LEASED W1RB SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, APRIL 9, 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 156 Differences of Opinion U. S. Direct Loans to Industry Seen Before Long. AUTO BOARD'S TROUBLES PILE UP By HERBERT PLUMMER WASHINGTON, April 9. UP)--A friendly difference of opinion between two of the federal government's most powerful agencies of finance promises to make direct government loans to industry an actual fact before very long. Jesse J o n e s , chairman of the R e'c o n struction Finance corporation, and Eugene Black, governor of the Federal Reserve board, are the disputants. i WILLIAM 5. BMtKHUD. RFC contends the Federal Reserve board already has the authority to make such loans. At three different times, it contended, the board has been given sufficient latitude by congress to make such loans, but hasn't made use of the opportunity. Congress has before it for consid eration a bill expressly giving the board such authority. RFC likewise would be so empowered in a second bill which has been introduced. The result may be that RFC wil force the Federal Reserve board to make such loans. Inquiry Findings Differ. Advance information is tha there will be a wide difference o opinion in the way the naval af fairs and military affairs commit tees of the house view the existin. ]aw under which these two arms o the service enter into contracts fo equipment. Both committees have been hold ing separate investigations into th question for weeks. The committee on naval affairs i expected to find in its report tha the existing law is satisfactory. Th military affairs body probably wil recommend all sorts of changes. 'who should know say th ce^oi;., opimojC'^ptwe'en'" th two lies'iiittie "fact that military af fairs went deeper into the questio than did the other committee. The former hired a special inves tigator who went to the war deparl ment and made an extensive searc for all information on the subjec The latter committee was center with hearing the testimony of wil nesses invited to appear before it. Bankhead Steps Up. The death of North Carolina veteran representative and dean o the house--Edward W. Pou--pro jects one of the recognized "bi shots" of the house democrats eve further into the national limelight Bankhead of Alabama succeed Pou to the chairmanship of the pow erful committee on rules, thus mak ing him a member of the triumvira' which really leads the house. The speaker, floor leader an chairman of the rules committee ar the men who have the most say a to what shall and shall not be don in that body. Bankhead, since the democrats r captured the house in 1930, has bee one of the most influential amon the inner circle of house leaders. A chairman of the rules committi now in his own right he assumes position of even greater importanc "Brain Truster" Says Wirt Was Victim of Joke BERLE ASSERTS" In Serious Condition After Taking. Poison HARLAN, April 9. UP)--Mrs. George Ramey, · 40, of Davenport, was in a serious condition In a hospital here today. She attempted suicide over the grave of an infant daughter in a Harlan cemetery by drinking poison. lowan Commits Suicide. , RED OAK, April 9. LP)--Ralph R. Young, 48, formerly of Des Moines, committed suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide gas in the garage at his home here. Burial will be "* Dunlap. HEATED DISPUTE CAUSES RECESS AT NRA HEARING Attorney for A l a b a m a Coal Mines Charges Act Violation. WASHINGTON, April 9. (JP--A leated dispute between John L. l,ewis, president of the United Mine Workers of America, and Forney 'ohnston, representative of Alabama commercial coal operators, caused a brief recess today in the NRA .earing on increased wages and shorter hours for miners. Johnston, after calling the NRA order for the wage and hour changes a violation of the recovery act, said union representatives, dur- ng conferences with the operators eading to a wage contract, had assured the operators they had no in- :ention of initiatiing another wage acrease. Sitting at One Side. Lewis, who had been sitting at one side during Johnston's speech, interrupted with the question of whether Johnston meant to imply Jie union had a secret understand- ,ng, apart from the contract, with the operators. Johnston denied making such an implication. Lewis persisted. "I 'made no such statement," Johnston repeated. "Tou implied,it," countered Lew; "I did not." "Then withdraw it," Lewis said. "I implied nothing and withdraw nothing," replied Johnston. Interrupts Debate. At this point Blackwell Smith of the NRA division, interrupted the debate and asked the witnesses to confine themselves to direct statements of fact. Lewis asked the chair to instruct the witness not to make any "nasty, foul implications." The recess then was ordered. The first to testify at the public hearings on the order, Johnston said the temporary injunction obtained in Alabama last week restraining NRA, from enfo-cing the ne\v wage and hour scale was in no sense "defiant or hypercritical of the administration." Can Be Remedied. "The question is,"Johnston said, "whethe. _ the mistake we contend has been 'made can be remedied in time to prevent chaos or whether the militaristic idea of imposing these changes regardless will prevail." Hugh S. Johnson, NRA administrator, arranged the public' hearing to give operators a chance to file objections to the amendment to the bituminous coal code which, approved March 31 by Johnson, established a seven hour day and a higher wage scale throughout the industry. New Wage Pact. Just prior to Johnson's action, a majority of the operators in the large Appalachian fields had negotiated a new wage agreement for one year with the United Mine Workers of America, providing for AS POLICE BATTLED RIOTERS IN MINNEAPOLIS WITH D1LLINGER "SOME OF BOYS" WERE "KIDDING" Rainey Publishes 1932 Article Attributed to Educator. PRINCETON, N. J., April 9. U') ·Adolf A. Berle, Jr., New York ty chamberlain, in on interview ublished in todays issue of the ally Princetonian, said that harges of a red jilot to overthrow e government were the result of joke played on Dr. William A. /irt "by some of the boys." "The boys" were not identified the Princeton undergraduate ublication, but otherwise, Berle old what he described as the in- de story "of the terrible scandal." Heard Inside Story. "I've just heard the inside story ·V parade of some 6,000 unemployed Friday in Minneapolis resulted in a serious riot ^en hundrMte ol nolice charged the mob. While no shots were fired, the police used, tear gas bombs in an attempt to disperse the mob This picture was taken during the worst part ot the rioting. (Central Press Photo). TIERNO LEAVES POLITICAL CARES Chicago-Leader-Found-Slain on Eve of Election in Illinois. CHICAGO, April 9. W)--Illinois will have a primary election tomorrow but Joseph Tierno, politician in Chicago's "bloody twentieth" ward, will take no part. They found his body in the street yesterday, with bullets in his back. He was a precinct captain in a ward where there is bitter strife for control of the democratic organization, but he was also seen walking with a young woman shortly before his death. Police are uncertain whether politics or jealousy actuated the. slayer. They will keep their eye on the twentieth tomorrow, nevertheless, for it is a ward with a history of bloodshed. In 1921, during a contest between Alderman John Powers and Antony D'Andrea, several persons were killed. Later D'Andrea himself was shot to death. Standing for renomination is Speaker Henry T. Rainey of the national house. His opponent is a former state representative, James H. Kirby of Petersburg. Included in the primary are contests for nomination of: Two congressmen-at-large. Congressmen in 25 districts, where the democrats now are in .the majority and some districts have no contests. at SKf Wea in FORECAST XOWA: Partly cloudy and cooler Monday night. Tuesday probably fair. MINNESOTA: Partly cloudy, colder in south portion Monday night; Tuesday probably fair, with rising temperature north and west portions. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning: Maximum Sunday 77 Minimum in Night 50 At 8 A. M. Monday 59 Figures for 24 hour period ending at S o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum Eaturday 64 Minimum in Night 45 (Tarn to Page 2, Column 2) BISHOP CANNON GOES ON TRIAL Churchman, Miss Burroughs Both Enter Pleas of Not Guilty. WASHINGTON, April 9. (.Pi- Bishop James Cannon, Jr., and Miss Ada L. Burroughs today pleaded "not guilty" in criminal court to a charge that they conspired to violate the corrupt practices act by failure to report all the anti-Smith presidential campaign contributions they received in 1928. Miss Burroughs answered first in a quiet voice. Cannon, speaking loud enough to be heard throughout the courtroom, then said "not guilty." Indications that issues that played a large part in the Hoover-Smith campaign more than five years ago would enter into the trial proceedings came when the court and counsel framed a question to test the jurors on their religious prohibition and political views. Twelve persons were called to the jury box immediately after the arraignment. 50 Men Trapped in Coal Mine in Japan by Explosion Saved TOKIO, April 9. UP)--Fifth min ers, trapped in Fukushirna coal mine, were freed today through strenuous rescue work. Ten of those rescued were seriously injured. The miners were trapped by ga s explosion in the workings of the colliery, near the city of Kukushima, north of Tokio. 120 Persons Killed in Peruvian Revoll LIMA, Peru, April 8. (H 5 )--A dispatch from Puno, Peruvian port on Lake Titicaca, the Bolivian bound ary, appeared in the newspaper E Comercio saying 120 persons wer( killed and sevceral hundred wounded in the revolt of military cadets las Thursday in La Paz, Bolivian cap ital. State Agent Fired at by Mine Picket UNIONTOWN, Pa., April 9. .T»- Snipers fired a fusillade of shots to day at an automobile in which Ship pen Lewis, state investigator, wa riding to a mining camp to inspec picket lines. Between 100 and 15 rifle bullets came from the nearb hills. No one was hurt. Beh Forgery Trial Starts at Charged With Having Altered Ottumwa Document. DAVENPORT, April 9. '..«-- Carleton D. Beh, Des Moines invest- lent broker, went on trial here to- ay on a charge of forgery of a ublic document. Beh was indicted by a federal rand jury at Ottumwa last January after an investigation of the owa public works administration. He also was charged jointly with Lieut. Gov. Nels G. Kraschel with onspiracy to defraud the govern- nent by obstructing the functions f the national industrial recovery ct. Gather in Halls. A large number of witnesses gathered in the halls of Davenport's ew federal building awaiting ac- ual proceedings. Included were members of the city council of Ot- umwa, public works officials, se- ret service operatives and special nvestigators of the public works .dministration. The majority of witnesses at the rial the same as those who estified at the grand jury hearings it Ottumwa. U. S. Attorney Robert W. Col- lesh spent the morning in confer- 3 nce with special Prosecutor William H. Hoover of Washington and Assistant District Attorneys Ray Fountain and Frank Wilson. Beh Lawyers Arrive. Beh arrived in Davenport from Des Moines this morning with his attorneys, Merrill Gilmore of Ottumwa and Gregory Brunk and Peter W. Janss of Des Moines. He is charged with having altered a public works application of the city of Ottumwa without the consent of city officials. Selection of a jury and openirj arguments by attorneys was scheduled for the first court session before Federal Judge Charles A Dewey. PRESS HUNT FOR CLYDE BARROW Southwestern Eolice to Get No Rest Until Outlaw Is Caught. KANSAS CITY, April 9. (-'Pi- Southwestern peace officers went to work today with the knowledge thai there would be no rest for them unti Clyde Barrow is captured. Accused of a dozen slayings, the hantom desperado and his woman ompanion, Bonnie Parker, stil ere at large following their late dventure in crime--the slaying o: !al Campbell, Miami, Okla., con table. At the same time officers were nder orders to watch for another lusive desperado, John "Wooden un" Dillinger, now reported to i the southwest. Week-End Developments. Week-end developments in the earch for the two: Discovery of Barrow's abandonee motor car with two bullet holes in lie windshief near Ottawa, Kans pproximately 100 miles from wher he killer and his two companion eleased Percy Boyd, Commerce Okla.,-chief of police who was kid .aped following the slaying o ;ampbell. A leter fom Raymond Hamilton scaped Texas convict, to a Dalla awyer, disclaiming any connection vith Barrow's activities since th 4,000 robbery of a Lancester, Tex iank, Feb. 27. Has Joined Barrow. Belief expressed by Texas officer hat Henry Methvin, who escape rom prison with Hamilton, ha oined up with Barrow. Sheriff's deputies and police Yuma, Ariz., only a few miles fron the Mexican border, ordered t maintain a vigil for Dillinger, th killer who escaped from the Crow Point, Ind., jail with a wooden pisto Salt Lake City police also were in structed to be on the lookout fo Dillnger. Officers were informed b department of justice agents tha lie was believed to be traveling in small motor car with Minnesota : cense plates. CHRONOLOGY OF CASE DES MOINES, April 9. (/B-Chronology of the Kraschel-Beh case: Nov. 10, 1933--Lieut. Gov. Nel Kraschel removed as secretary o the Iowa, public works advisory board. Nov. 13--Secretary Ickes notifie Harold M. Cooper, chairman of th Iowa board, of Kraschel's dismissal Jan. 17--U. S- District Attornej Robert Colflesh called to Washing ton for conference with officials o departments of justice and interior Jan. 18--Colflesh authorized b Attorney General Cummings t present Iowa public works case t grand jury in statement namin Lieut. Gov. Nels Kraschel an Carleton D. Beh. Jan. 19--Federal grand jury in vestigatlon opens at Ottumwa. Jan. 26--Grand jury returns in- (Tlira fo P»fre ", Column ·) n the terrible scandal," said Eerie. The good doctor was at a party ith some of the boys who arc con- ected with things down in Wash- ngton. Wirt started asking a few uestions about the Roosevelt rev- lution he was hearing so much bout. "They were all in pretty good pirits, and relished kidding the redulous old duffer. Confiding lat Roosevelt \vas a Kerensky, they aid that he was just waiting foi the right time to start his revo- ution. After two years, there would be a Stalin, -who would take over the government. 'Yes,' they continued, 'the country is goin to the dogs.' Tugwell for "Stalin. 'But who is to be the Stalin, the doctor pressed. So having lei him thus far," Mr. Berle smilec they decided to take him for a good ong ride and said solemnly, 'Rex ord G. Tugwell is the man.' Thu intrigued, the doctor wanted t know why Tugwell was slated fo he job 'Oh, that's because we cal him Rex,' they gaily replied. 'Now that story is absolutely on ;he level. "I believe that President Roose velt will seek to have his licensinf Dower, which is his main whip ove ndustry, renewed when it expire n June, since there is every reasoi to think that the president docs no hold the NRA a temporary meas ure, but believes it should becom a permanent part of our naliona scheme, why should he wish to giy up his main weapon of defense? Talks of Revolution. WASHINGTON, April 9. UP)-Speaker Rainey today made publi an article attributed to Dr. Willian A. Wirt in which the statement wa made that "if a revolution is neces sary (to assure the citizen the righ :o live) the proletariat will give t ;hat." Copies of four mimeographed an icles, all bearing the line "copyrigh 1932, by William A. Wirt," wei 'iven to newspapermen shortly afte the speaker said "there isn't an} thing we are doing now that (Wirt) didn't favor in 1932." Will Appear Tuesday. Dr. Wirt is to appear before a s cial house committee tomorrow testify about a "brain truster" wh he says told him a "revolution" WE process in which Presiden Roosevelt, a "Kerensky" at presen Turn In Fane 3, Column 51 Evelyn Frcchettl, girl friend ot John Dillinger, Indiana outlaw fugitive, believed to have fled with the liadnian when he escaped a police trap in St. 'Paul. COLD DILLINGER TRAIL IS FOUND Outlaw Left Car in Mankato but Never Came Back to Get It. ST. PAUL, April 9. (.T)-- The untiring hunters of John Dillinger, America's No. 1 bad man, had come today across his elusive trail, and found it cold. By their abandonment last night of a vigil at a Mankato, Minn., arage, officers disclosed that they had discovered the automobile used by Dillinger and his woman com panion, Evelyn Frechetli, when they fled from the twin cities March 31 after narrowly escaping capture. For a week the garage has been closely watched in the hope that Dillinger or one of his gang would return for the automobile. The car was left there shortly after the escape from the twin cities, with orders that it be painted a different color and thn name plates filed off. , Discovery of the car at Mankato, together with other evidence uncov- (Tiirn 'I" I'nire 2. Column T) 1,880 Iowa Men Get Work During March DES MOINES, April 9. (JB--A total of 1,880 men and 270 women were placed at work during March by the state-federal employment offices, Frank E. Wcnig, state labor commissioner, said. HUDSON MOTOR PLANT CLOSES; STRIKES CALLED Auto Firm Not Able to Get Parts Because of Walkout. '·' DETROIT, April 9. (.T)--The Hudson Motor Car company announced shutdown, effective at 1 p. m. today, because of inability to obtain parts, particularly those manufactured by the Motor Products corn- puny, where a strike is-in progress. The shutdown was announced by J. Edward Schipper, public relations representative of the company, who said "the plant will remain shut until v.-e get a new source of supply or the strike at Motor Products is settled." The shutdown at the Hudso«i plant throws 18,000 employes out of work. No Jjibor Trouble. Company officials emphasized there is no labor trouble at the Hudson plant and that the shutdown was necessitated solely because suppliers could not furnish material needed to continue production. Approximately 1,000 workers of the Motor Products company went on strike last week, their walk out resulting in a suspension o£ work by about 4,600 other employes of the company. Edward McGrady, assistant to Gen. Hugh S. Johnson, NRA heau. ,vho is sitting with the federal automobile labor board here, said today that the Motor Products strike is considered the key problem confronting the labor tribunal and added that the strike . in that plant ' 'must be hall ..i^jimjess; tlie "oooaK ing automobile industry-is to be paralyzed at the height of the production season. Union Leaders Provoked. Dissatisfaction among labor union officials was added to the difficulties facing the national labor board. Meanwhile, several hundred employes of the Detroit-Michigan Stove" company went on strike demanding a 20 per cent wage increase 'and a 36 hour, five day week. Some disorder developed at the stove company plant this afternoon, when workmen returning to ti-e plant after lunch were attacked by a group of strikers who had been picketing the plant. All the fighting was done with fists and a half dozen patrolmen stationed at the plant managed to separate the combatants before serious damage was done. 300 Men at Work. John Fry, vice president of the company, announced this afternoon that 300 men were at work in the plant. "The board," said Dr. Leo Wol- (Tum to Page 2, Column 6) Shoe Workers Vote to End Their Strike HAVERHILL, Mass., April 9. /P) --Haverhill shoe workers, on the strike for the past five weeks, voted this morning to return to work to- norrow after accepting price adjustments procured by the union district council. Petition Filed in House on McLeod's Bank Bill Aviation Pioneers to Be Pallbearers at Riffle Funeral CHICAGO, April 9. CT)--Pioneers in aviation were selected as pallbearers for the funeral of Ira Biffle, flying instructor of Col. Charles Lindbergh. Biffle, whose instruction of pilots won him the title of "pilot of pilots" will be buried tomorrow. His pallbearers include Jack Knight, known as the first airmail pilot; Clyde Holbrook, war ace; E. Hamilton Lee, oldest pilot in America in terms of flying hours; Homer Cole, former war flyer, and David Behnckc, president of the airline pilots association. Biffle died Saturday in a hospital charity ward. Famous flyers, including Lindbergh, subscribed to a fund for his burial. RFC Opposes Act t Pay Depositors in Closed Banks. WASHINGTON, April 9. petition was filed in the house today asking that the banking committee immediately report the McLeod bill calling for a governmental payoff to depositors in closed federal reserve member banks. Opposition of the RFC to the bill was expressed, meanwhile by Jesse H. Jones, corporation chairman. The petition was filed by Representative Wideman (D. Mich.). Representative McLeod (R. Mich.) said a dozen members of the house were prepared to sign the request immediately, and that there were prospects that 145 signatures-- the necessary number to bring the bill to the floor for immediate consideration -- would be obtained today. Time Too Short. McLeod said this procedure was being followed because action by ihe present session of congress probably would not be possible under the ordinary course of events. As another development, Representative Brown (D. Mich.) said he is preparing a bill to substitute for the McLeod measure. McLeod's bill provides for a 100 per cent payment by the Reconstruction Finance corporation tc depositors in closed national ant federal reserve banks. The RFC would purchase the remaining assets of such banks, and liquidate them over a 10 year period. Senate Debates Taxes. Brown's proposal includes state banks that are not members of the federal reserve system, and pro vide.? for depositors who havi signed waivers to effect a reorgani zation and rc-openin, The senate today plan, reached it. fourth session of debate on the revenue bill with a final vote ex pected tomorrow or Wednesday. A fight with the house was in prospect, with levies greatly boosted over those contained in the measure passed by the lower body. Modern Manners There are no laws of etiquet, but. custom and usage have established an exacting code of good form. No hostess can afford to neglect these social graces. They are the secret of successful parties. "Modern Manners," a useful 32 page booklet with colored cover, available only through our Washington Information bureau, offers a convenient guide to correct forms in gracious hospitality. Its 20 compact chapters include cards and calling, invitations, announcements, weddings. There are hints on table service, on the etiquet of travel and telephoning. It tells what to wear and when. Send 10 cents to day to the Globe-Gazette Washington information bureau. Use coupon. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Fr '.eric .1. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I incln*- 10 cents in coin (careful! v wrapped) for the booklet "Presidents and Their Wives." Name "rcet City . Stfvte (Mail to Washington, U. C.

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