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E R i I S M E M 4 f. ."IT l £ P T OF I 0 ,V.' »n i M · ·· North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home "TUB NEWSFAl'JEB THAT MAKES AU, XOBTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME EDITION VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ft.SSOCLA.TED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 1934 SECTION ONE NO. 158 IL Politics in Fore Again Grand Old Game Is Showing Revival in Capital. By HERBERT PLUMMER T A S H I N G T O N , April 11. CfPl-- It might h a v e been 'the unusually spring like weather Washington h a d around E a st e r, or perhaps causes more significant but the fact remains that the grand old game of partisan politics is humming along at t h e present with a spirit it hasn't shown for more than a year. Representative Wadsworth of New York, former republican senator whose name is - mentioned in connection with his party's hopes for 1936, has scored the "new deal" in a nation wide address. Senator White of Maine, in a speech before the republican ' state convention of that state, urged "militant opposition to those vagaries in government toward which in our temporary distress we have been beguiled." Borah of Idaho, ever alert to sense a shift in the political winds, has given indications that all is not well in his eyes. In a recent speech in the senate he all but laughed at congress for surrendering its authority in the matter of processing taxes. Kainey Threatens. Speaker Rainey is threatening to make public his "blacklist" of democrats in the house who have opposed and voted against the administration on important issues. Allegations of "communism" the "brain trust" are in for an airing with republicans all set for any drop from the investigating committee's table. ·President Hoover has journeyed as far from the Pacific coast as Chicago on a confidential but thought- provoking mission. Jim Watson of Indiana is reported to be working toward reorganization of the republican national'committee, with posr And there are many other signs, even although faint, pointing toward reanimation of the forces of G. 0. P. * * * Skepticism Revived. Ordinarily such happenings would go unnoticed by politicians and those who make it their business to keep tab on politics. At the present, however, the faintest stir is set down and subjected to careful analysis. The past year has been one devoid of the usual in politics. Aside from occasional long-distance sniping, politicians for the most part have been as quietly bewildered by the dazzling parade put on by the present administration as have the common, every day citizens. Unless the signs fail, however, ttey are beginning to catch their breaths. Astonishment is giving way to skepticism in many instances. The politically charmed life which the administration has been living for more than a year apparently is about to be supplanted by a stiffer struggle for existence. New World's Plane Altitude Record Is Claimed by Italian ROME, April 11. (JP--Commander Renato Donati returned from a flight today with bis altitude meter registering 14,515 meters (46,621.291 feet). Pending the opening of his barograph tomorrow, which will give the exact altitude, his flight was regarded at Montecelio airfield, from which he took off, as a new International altitude record for airplanes. The present recognized record, held by G. Lemoine of France, is 13,661 meters (44,819.418 feet). Weal FORECAST IOWA: Fair, cooler in west and extreme south portions Wednesday night; Thursday, fair and slightly warmer in northeast and east central portions. MINNESOTA: Generally fair Wednesday night; Thursday fair, with slightly warmer In east and north portions. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S o'clock Wednesday morning: Maximum Tuesday 56 Minimum In Night S3 At 8 A. M. Wednesday S.T Rainfall Trace DEFENSE OPENS IN TRIAL OF BEH Mrs. Roosevelt Contradicts Wirt's Assertions DENIES PROJECT OF HOMESTEADS IS I n d i a n a Educator Told He May Go Back to Gary. WASHINGTON, April 11. UP)-Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt today contradicted the contentions of Dr. William A. Wirt that the subsistence homestead project at Reedsville, W. Va., is ''a communistic effort." The wife of the president gave her views'in response to questions at a white house conference with newspaperwomen. A while before, Dr. Wirt--on a visit to the capitol--had been told the house investigating committee desired - no further testimony from him and he was free to return to his Gary', Ind., home. To Resume Tuesday. The inquiry will resume next Tuesday with the appearance of the six persons named by Wirt as having attended a September dinner in Virginia at which he testified he heard talk of revolutionary plotting. Some of those named by him have denied that conversations related by him took place. Mrs. Roosevelt said today "Never in this country to my knowledge has it been considered communistic for an opportunity to be given to people to earn their own living and own their houses." Give Initial Capital. She added that while it is a fact that the government will provide the initial capital,;on,tiufjBajrticu.lar; projecfpany private"entlrpBse {fiat' wishes to do so may establish · the same sort of communities. "It is hoped that many private enterprises will wish to do it," she declared. "The government is just pointing the way." In response to further questions, Mrs. Roosevelt said that quite a number of private industries were even now willing to go into Reedsville. Forbid by Congress. Setting up of a governmental factory for making postoffice equipment was nipped in the bud by congressional action forbidding the postal department to buy such equipment from any factory outside the District of Columbia. Mrs. Roosevelt also answered Wirt's statement yesterday before the Bulwinkle committee that 200 families now paying rent in Morgantown would be taken from that community by the project in which she is interested, thus making taxes even harder to collect. I question very much if any people will eventually move into the 125, not 200, homes at Reedsville who have not paid any rent in quite a long time," she said Were on Relief. "Most of these families were on relief or they would not have opportunity to go out there." She added that most of the families came from mining camps and she doubted very much if the mining companies would feel that they (Xanr to PS'KC 2, Column 2) Fl HAS FINAL DAY OF FISHING Astor Says President and Son Caught 190 Fish on Tuesday. MIAMI, Fla., April 11. UP)-President Roosevelt was spending his last day at sea fishing off Gun Cay island" in the Bahamas, directly opposite Miami. Vincent Astor reported the president and his son, James, caught 190 fish yesterday. His message to Marvin H. Mcln- tyre, white house secretary here, follows: "The president and Jimmy went fishing yesterday afternoon and believe it or not, they caught 190 fish. From now on. the Ellis and the Nourmahal will live on fish. Remaining out here for remainder of day as fishing conditions seem very fine." The Nourmahal. Aster's yacht, is the one on which the president is spending his fishing trip. The Ellis is a coast guard boat. CROWD HEARS WIRT MAKE REVOLUTION CHARGES This picture shows the packed committee room In Washington where Dr. William A. Wirt (seated at left) told of a Virginia dinner party last September, at which, he said, he heurd that the "brain trust" planned revolution. Several of the six persons at the party denied his statements. James A. Heed (standing), former fiery senator from Missouri, appeared as Wirt's counsel. (Associated Press Photo). Demo Regulars Sweep Primary Vote in Illinois Rainey Scores Victory of CHICAGO, April 11. ers of organized democracy in Illinois whose candidates won nomination in yesterday's statewide primary almost as they pleased, labeled "the tremendous democratic vote" today as a "tribute and a compliment to the democratic administration, both national and local." The significance of the election lay largely in the fact that it was the first in which an entire state was afforded opportunity to register its opinion of its congressmen since the democratic landslide of 1932. Henry T. Rainey, congressman from the twentieth district and speaker of the house of representatives, scored a 5 to 1 victory ove"r James Kirby. a state representative. Not Direct Issue. The national administration was not a direct issue, the democrats having been content for the most part to campaign on local issues, with little more than perfunctory reference to the "new deal." The possible nomination of a republican candidate in the tenth district came closer to having administration significance, perhaps, than did the wide victory of Speaker Rainey. That was the apparent success of Ralph E. Church who contested for the republican congressional nomination against the incumbent, James Simpson, Jr. Church was indorsed by a Roosevelt cabinet member--Harold Ickes, secretary of the interior, who said Simpson's polo playing did not qualify him for congress. Returns, however, were far from complete, and Church's lead was slender. Negro Renominated. Oscar De Priest, only Negro member of congress, was renomin- ated by republicans in the first district. Michael Igoe, long a figure in Chicago and state democracy, was nominated for . congressman-at- large, together with Martin A. Brennan, incumbent. The Igoe victory was scored at 'the expense of an incumbent congressman. Walter Nesbit, who for years has been prominent in southern Illinois labor circles. Republicans viewed the primary with an optimism that equalled that of the democrats. Chairman William H. Weber of the republican Cook county (Chicago) central committee, said the vote was gratifying particularly to republicans who believed in a "united and rehabilitated republican party." No special effort was made to get out the republican vote, he said All Safely In. With the exception of Simpson in the tenth, republican incumbents (Turn to I'ftRe 2, Column fl Samuel Insull to Start Home Friday, the 13th Examined by Turkish* Doctors and Found Fit to Sail ""ISTANBUL,: April 11. CB--Government doctors examined Samuel Insull today and pronounced him fit to start the long trip back to Chicago at Smyrna Friday the thirteenth, aboard the S. S. Exilona. Insull's heart, reported to have given him trouble during^ his long exile in Greece, is sound, the doctors reported. He will return to the United States in custody of American authorities. Burton Y. Berry, 32 year old secretary of the American embassy, will accompany Insull on his trip to face charges of embezzlement and fraud in Illinois. United States Ambassador Robert P. Skinner, who designated Berry to make the trip, previously had indicated Insull might be placed aboard the American export line ship, the S. S. Executive, leaving Istanbul today. American authorities said they expected no further difficulty in finally bringing to an end the 74 year old Chicagoan's long flight from justice. They minimized the significance of last-minute moves by Insull's legal staff to delay his extradition. The Associated Press learned that Insull will be removed from the house of detention in which he is held here Thursday night. He will be taken on a Turkish coastwise boat and is scheduled to arrive at Smyrna Friday afternoon. The formalities of actually handing him over to the United States will take place aboard the Exilona. BANDJTSHOU) UP COLORADO BANK Flee With About $25,000 in Loot and 3 Officials as Hostages. STERLING, Colo., April 11. Of)-Machine gun bandits who smashed their way into the Security State bank here in a daring daylight holdup this morning and fled with about $25,000 loot and three bank officials as hostages were sought over a lyarge area in eastern Colorado and western Kansas and Nebraska today. . . The robbers, believed five in number, all wearing masks, fled in a small (Chevrolet) coach, which had no license plates, driving east. About two miles from Sterling they released their prisoners unharmed. The hostages were R. A. Towne. president of the bank; L. B. Propst, assistant cashier, and Davis Morrell, teller. Towne said the robbers' loot included $20,000 to $25,000 in currency, some bonds and warrants and some silver. COMPROMISE ON Senate Debates Exemption of Cocoanut Oil; Stock Bill Revised. WASHINGTON, April 11. (JP)-The senate today tentatively adopted a compromise to return to the Philippine government revenue from the proposed 3 cents a pound domestic processing tax on imported cocoanut oil. The action left to be acted on a proposal by Chairman Harrison of the senate finance committee to exempt from the tax, 520,000,000 pound of cocoanut oil from the islands, the average annual importa. tion for the last five years. Warned of Veto. Harrison had warned of a presidential veto if the tax remained in the bill and read a letter from Mr. P.oosevelt saying it violated the principles of the independence act. Action came after Senator Harrison announced he would not oppose the Norris amendment returning the tax which he said would strengthen the senate's bargaining position when the bill went to conference. The bill as it passed the house fixed taxation at 5 cents a pound, with no exemption or qualification. Six marginal requirements were stricken from the stock market control bill today by the senate banking committee without a record vote. Completely Revised. The committee completely revised the vital marginal section of the bill, adopting the Glass proposal to vest control over the problem with the federal reserve board and the proposed federal securities exchange commission. They would regulate the markets under the bill as now drafted. The committee vote was the climax to a bitter dispute over provisions of the stock market control ! bill. Several modifications already had been made in the drastic marginal requirements of the original measure. Glass Plan Substituted. The Glass proposal was substituted for a provision under which purchasers of stock would have been required by law to put up 60 pel cent of the market value in cash or in stable securities. Senator Glass (D.-Va.) offeree the plan which was approved by the committee. It has the indorsement of Eugene Black, governor of the federal reserve board. This provision would give the reserve board complete freedom in fixing the marginal requirements on loans by member banks. The securities exchange commission would fix marginal requirements for brokers and non-member banks. TOOL, DIE SHOPS REJECT UNION'S WAGE DEMANDS Conference Called to Try to Avoid Strike on Thursday. DETROIT, April 11. (.Pi--Representatives of 62 shops employing tool and die workers in Detroit today refused to entertain wage and hour demands of the Mechanics Educational society, which has threatened to walk out at midnight Thursday unless "satisfactory answers" were received. The refusal was made known after a meeting of the employers' representatives with Matthew J. Smith, general secretary of the Mechanics society. The workers had demanded wage increases of 20 per cent and a 36 hour, five day week. Conference Culled. Executives of the trades union immediately called a conference of officials to consider their future j course. ' Union representatives have estimated that approximately 18,000 tool and diemakers employed in the local shops would respond to a strike call and that, as in the case of the Motor Products corporation strike settled Monday, the effect would be felt shortly in many leading automobile plants. The strike of the Motor Products workers forced a suspension of production by the Hudson Motor Car company, but operations were in full swing in the latter plant today following the settlement of the parts company strike. 13 Year Old Boy Charged With Murder Inquest Held After Finding Body of Girl, 2. CHICAGO, April 11. Ui'i-- A few hours after blond 2 year old Dorette Zietlow was found dying from cold ana hunger in an abandoned ice house, a coroner's jury today recommended that George Rogalski, 13 years old, be held to the grand jury for murder. Half a dozen witnesses told how young Rogalski lured the little girl away from her home Sunday with promises of a nickel. Laconic and unimpressed, the school boy admitted undressing the child and leaving her in the building to die. Brother nt Inque«t. Witnesses at the inquest included Dorette's 4 year old brother, Kenneth, who testified In a childish treble that young Rogalski was the boy who "took Dorette by the hand and led her away." Four boys of George's age, driven away from the vicinity of the ice house by Rogalski after they heard Dorette whimpering, told how they summoned a policeman. Buy Sitd Listless. George sat listless through the hearing, unimpressed by the proc--dings. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rogalski, watched on with detached airs, the mother sometimes smiling at the excited testimony of the child witnesses. Described by his parents as a regular attendant at church services, Rogalski said in "a surprised but decidedly not grief stricken voice, "Is that so?" when informed shortly before the inquest that Dor ette was'dead. The threatened'' 'walkout' of" 9ie tool and diemakers was the only present obstacle to complete peace in the automotive industry and federal mediation agencies today were endeavoring to bring about a compromise between the workers and employers. Quiet prevailed this forenoon at the plant of the Detroit-Michigan Stove company, where intermittent disorder has marked the two-days- old strike in clashes between strikers and workers. Two Firemen Lose Their Lives as Floor of Building Collapses PERTH AMBOY, N. J., April 11. Fire Chief Roland Jensen and Fireman Sylvester Palo lost their lives early today when the floor of the F. and W. Grand 5 and 10 cent store in Smith street collapsed after a fire in the cellar had eaten away the supports, plunging the two men into the flames. The fire was confined to the one store, contents of which were destroyed at a loss estimated by firemen at .$50,000. OILLlNGErVSM DIES IN ST, PAUL Death of Eugene Green Is llth Fatality Associated With Outlaw. ST. PAUL, April 11. (.TJ--Eugene Green, said by authorities to have been John Dillinger's companion when the outlaw escaped from an apartment here 10 days ago, died in a hospital here today from gunshot wounds suffered three days later when he was captured by federal agents. Green, who records showed was the eleventh fatality associated with Dillinger's depredations, had been unconscious most of the time since he was shot down April 3 by federal agents planted in a house in the Negro section. A woman companion, who also fled with Dil- lingor earlier, Beth Green, alias Hiries, alias Mrs. Bessie Moore, wife of Green, was captured at the same time. The shooting occurred as the two drove up to the house, officers learned later, to pick up luggage taken from another hideout. Physicians said Green dicti from an infection of the brain resulting from his gunshot wounds. Federal operatives who maintained a constant vigil at his bedside in an effort to obtain information which might lead to Dillinger's capture learned little, since he hat! few conscious moments. JUDGE MOON IS FIRST WITNESS TO TAKE STAND Government's Witnesses Tell About Threats to PWA Officials. By ROV P. POUTER Associated Tress Staff Writer. DAVENPORT, April 11. (.-PI-- De- 'ense attorneys for Carleton D. Beh, investment 'broker, today bean their attempt to prove that Beh altered an Ottumwa public works application in good faith. The prosecution rested its case at 31 a. m. After presenting a cor- robrating witness to testimony yesterday that Beh threatened public works administration officials in Washington when he found out the overnment was going to make loans to Iowa municipalities. Chief Defense Counsel Merrill Gilmore of Ottumwa put his- law partner, E. G. Moon, on the stand as the first defense witness. Moon was employed last October by the city of Ottumwa to investigate the status of the city's PWA application ii) Washington. Moon Tells of Trip. Moon testified as to a trip lie made to the Capitol after the government had approved a cash gran! of $50,000 for construction of a viaduct. He said that he conferred with George H. Welle, PWA official, ami determined that the application which had been approved differed from the original application made. He said that the approved request called for a $60,000 grant, on which the government allowed 550,000, and a local bond issue of $140,000. The original request, which, .the ·govern- ment alleges Beh: : altered, "asked a. $60,000 'grant; jiius a ; '?140,00p':.gov- ' e ' r n t 7" ""-*" . : - · *V°X : "V'; " ''···· : .,fa-f TO BEAT SMITH Jameson Contributions to Campaign Revealed in Cannon Trial. WASHINGTON, April 11. up)-Testimony that Edwin C. Jameson New York insurance executive, con tributed 5172,800 in 1928 to aid in defeating Alfred E. Smith for president was given a jury today in the trial of Bishop James Cannon, Jr. The Southern Methodist churchman and Miss Ada L. Burroughs are on trial in District of Columbia su preme court on a charge of con spiracy to violate the federal corrupt practices act by failing to report all of 565,300 received from Jameson. Active in Virginia. Bishop Cannon was active in Virginia in opposing Smith for president. Reports made to a congressional committee read into the court record showed that Jameson also collected $29,045 as chairman of the insurance division of the republican national committee. Jameson, the report ' said, contributed $30,000 to the republican state committee of Virginia in addition to $65,300 to Cannon. Aided Republicans. His contributions included $20,000 to the republican state committee of North Carolina, ?50,000 to the national constitutional democratic committee, $5,000 to the republican state committee of Indiana and $2,500 to the epublican national committee. H. F. Healey, Jameson's secretary, told of a call from Cannon in February 1929 during which he said he and Cannon discussed the reporting of the Jameson contributions to the clerk of the house under the corrupt practices act. "Cannon said," Healey testified, "that under the law it was not necessary for him to report them." Indorsement of New Deal Seen by Rainey WASHINGTON, April 11. (jP)-- Interpreting yesterday's Illinois election as a "wonderful indorse- ment of the new deal." Speaker Rainey told newspapermen today that he felt "certain" the state would be "democratic by a large margin in November." lowan Hangs Himself. NEOLA, April 11. (.1')--Samuel Porter, 70, prominent southwestern Iowa stock raiser, hanged himself in a bedroom at his home near here. The body was found by a son. Paul. e'rnmerit I , The defense has admitted that Beh altered the application but asserts that the change was made in good faith and that the Des Moine? investment broker acted as an agen! of the city. Substantiates Manning. Moon's testimony substantiated statements made yesterday by Mayor Edwin C. Manning, described from the Iowa end. Moon said that he conferred with Edward H. Foley, Jr., assistant general counsel of the PWA, and was told that a presidential lease on the viaduct to obtain a loan was "impractical," He also said that there was a brief discussion about a bond issue which was complicated by a division of opinion between the federal circuit court, and the Iowa supreme court as to the limit of the city's bonded indebtedness. The Ottumwa lawyer told how that city accepted, through a telegram from Manning, the $50,000 cash grant and relinquished claim on the loan provision In the original. application "n order to be sure to get the grant." Detailed Examination. The government went into a detailed cross examination as to con- 2, Column 0) Modern Manners The girl wonders--"Should I powder my nose at the theater?'' "Should I speak to him first when 1 meet him on the street?" "Should I allow him to pay for my dinner on the train?" The boy wonders-"Should I see her to her door in the apartment house?" "Should I get off the street car first?" "Should I precede her down the theater aisle?" The hostess wonders-"Should I separate married and engaged couples at the table?" "How should I seat my guests at the theater party?" "How should I send my invitations to the formal dinner?" Everyone will find the answer to what is correct and when in the booklet, "Modern Manners." which our Washington Information bureau is offering for a cost and handling charge of 10 cents. Use coupon. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Fr 'eric J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I Inc'"-- 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet "Presidents and Their Wives." Xame -eet City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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