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JVorfft DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOBXII 1OWANS XEIGUBOUS" VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY A.TEO PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, APRIL 13,1934 SUCTION ONE NO. 160 What to Do AboutHuey? Long's Flouting of Senate Courtesy Provoking. DILLINGER RAIDS POLICE STATION By HERBERX PMJMMER T A S H I N G T O N , April 13. Iff)-As far as the United Sta t e s senate is concerned, as important a question as any before it at the present is what is to be done about Huey Long. There can be no doubting the fact that Louisiana's "kingfish 1 presents a problem which has that whole body completely baffled. What at first was lookeS upon as something amusing now has come to be regarded by senators as nothing less than a menace. His latest rampage which occupied the -better part of two days while the senate was struggling to dispose of the tax bill has brought the question of what to do about Long to something resembling a climactic point. Rules under which senators govern themselves have withstood all attempts at change. They are cherished, guarded and upheld by them all--except one. Unwritten Rules. The unwritten rules are dearer to the hearts of senators than those set forth in the black, leather bound volume known as the "Senate Manual." These, are grouped under the broad title of "senatorial courtesy.' It's Long's flouting of "senatorial courtesy"' which causes his colleagues so much concern. And there's just nothing they can do about it. Consider the lament of Joe Robinson, democratic leader: "It's regrettable,' 1 said he, breaking in on Long's harangue, "that we can't always; Direst" out subjects on rights 'which agnate, rules give- us but which' we possess independently of the rules, to entertain, to express our views on public questions unrestrained and unintimidated by denunciatory expressions from others who differ from us." What he meant and what othe: senators think, is that Huey is nol playing cricket. Long Stands Alone. It's not cricket from a senatorial standpoint for a colleague to threat en to invade another senator's state and lend his aid to defeat him to bring up incidents like paying 5600 for a sound truck for use in a colleague's campaign, or any num ber of other like references voiced by Long. Such things strike at the very heart of what senators prize the most. As a result, Long stands almos alone in the senate. All have desert ed him, even young Bennett Clark of Missouri, once friendly. Probably many would like to ge rid of him, but they don't know how They recognize his shrewdness, hi ability and his fearlessness. Ant they know that they've got to hav an iron-clad case against him befor they dare proceed toward anything like expulsion. Last 6 Members of Party Marooned on Arctic Ice Rescuec MOSCOW, April 13. OP)--Sovie aviators, after weeks of hardship and misadventure, have succeede in rescuing 102 Russian castaway from their two months' experience on floating Arctic ice. Flying through polar storms and effectin, landings on a precarious ice floe aviators brought the last six mem bers of the Cheliuskin expedition t Cape Van Kahem last night. Alto gether, 100 persons, including 1 women and two children, have bee rescued since April 7. An aviato and mechanic had reached th mainland in their own plane. Wea FORECAST IOWA: Increasing cloudiness, slightly warmer In extreme west Friday night; Saturday unsettled, warmer in east and south. M I N N E S OTA: Increasing cloudiness, possibly some snow Saturday and near Lake Superior Friday night; not much change in temperature. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figure (or 24 hour period ending at o'clock Friday morning: Maximum Thursday 47 Minimum in Night 28 At 8 A. M. Friday 33 Tool and Die Workers in Detroit Go on Strike BE GIN PICKETING WITH REJECTION OFPAYDEMANDS jeneral Undercurrent of Unrest in Auto Trade Main Concern. DETROIT, April 13. UP)--pe- roit's tool and die industry strike, affecting between 2,500 and 4,000 men, is on. Workers ratified strike plans last night. Picketing started at midnight when the Automotive Tool and Die Janufacturers association, ail organization of job shop operators, reused the workers' demands for a 20 per cent pay boost and a 36 hour veek. The strike does not affect tool and die workers employed .in the automotive industry proper but only iose in the job plants. In a few cases job plants which negotiated separate agreements with their employes also were expected. Most of these exceptions vere independent shops not affilla- :ed with the manufacturers association. Called by Union. The strike was called by the Mechanics Educational Society of America, the tool and die workers union which claims 22,000 members ,n the Detroit area. General Secretary Matthew J. Smith claims the society "has 5,000 :ool and die--workers, ta ; .-;the-..job shop's" but not all of th'es'e are in- eluded in the walkout due to ne- ·otiation of satisfactory agreements in some cases. Industrial circles appeared much less concerned today over the too: and die job shop strike than a general undercurrent of unrest in the ranks of labor in the heart of the motor industry. Evidence of Unrest. Evdence of this unrest was seen in some quarters in the scheduling of a meeting Sunday in Pontiac o£ several locals of the United Automobile workers, American Federation of Labor affiliate. William Collins, chief organizer of the federation in the auto industry, denied however, that there was anything unusual in the meeting. New developments also includec the direct demand to manufacturers by Pontiac locals asking a 30 hour five day week with a minimum wage of 60 cents for unskilled labor This overture was noteworthy in that it .ignored the national automobile labor board, the subject of apparently increasing disfavor in labor circles. Fear General Outbreak. The chief danger in the tool and die strike lies in the possibility thai its example may cause a genera: outbreak of labor troubles so far kept in subjection through timely mediation that appears to be losing effectiveness. A mass meeting of tool and die workers is to be held on Monday night to decide whether the strike shall be made general.. In Flint, A. F. of L. workers em ployed in the No. 1 plant of the (Torn to rase 2, Coteinn 1) TO FORGE VOTE ON M'LEOD BILL Required 145 Sign Petition; Plan Pledge to Oppose Adjournment. WASHINGTON, April 13. LT)--A movement intended to block ad journment of congress until the Me Leod bill to pay off' depositors in closed banks has been acted upon was begun today in the house. The list of signatures on a peti tion to force house action on the McLeod bill reached the requirei 145 when Representative Sirovich (D.-N. Y.) signed the request. Representative Dingell (D.-Mich. prepared a petition by which tin signers would pledge themselves tc vote against any motion for ad journment of the seventy-third ses sion until the bill has been actei upon. He said although a large numbe of the members already had toll him they were willing to sign it, th petition would not he pressed unti it was determined what attitudi the banking committee will tak' towards asking the house for quick j action. President Welcomed by 200 Solons on Return Says Congress Stole Publicity While He Was Fishing. WASHINGTON, April 13. UP)-'resident Roosevelt was welcomed aek from his Florida vacation to- ay by some 200 members of congress. 'I can't be truthful and say I am glad to get back. I'm sorry," he told hem jocularly when cheering sub- ided. "While I've had a wonderful time gather that both houses of congress have also had a wonderful ime." Laughter greeted his sallies. The :ongressional delegation, led by fice President Garner and Speaker Rainey, had marched over to Union tation from the capitol behind the marine band. Martial music echoed. Family Boards Train. When the presidential train arrived Mrs. Roosevelt, accompanied iy her daughter, Mrs. Anna Dall, ier daughter-in-law, Mrs. James Roosevelt, and her son, Elliott, immediately went aboard. A few minutes later the official senate and house committees went nto the president's car. The congressional contingent outside shouted and applauded when SENATORIAL DIGNITY WASHINGTON, April 13. (S --The senators who greeted President Roosevelt at the railroad station today did cot participate in the parade feature of the"'welcbme. - - - - - - · · -- · - The members of the house marched from the capitol to the nearby railroad station in columns of four behind the marine band. "Who are they to think it beneath their dignity to march behind a brass band to meet the president?" said Representative Cannon (D.-Wis.) to reporters. "Some of the senators should be following a plow instead of a brass band." FLIES NINE MILES UP! :he president later emerged on the arm of his son, James. The band played "hail to the chief." Just after that the president said tie was "very glad to see you all" and thanked the members of congress for coming to welcome him. Too Much Competition. Continuing, he said he expected to get publicity on the fish he caught off the coast of Florida, but there had been too much competition because "you people have been going from work to Wirt.' This also brought a laugh from the crowd. "Newspapermen on the train coming up," Mr. Roosevelt said, "have been trying to get me to say that I hoped congress would soon adjourn. "But I wouldn't like to say it, because I hope you can stay just as long as you like to. "To you younger men I want to 'Oint out from years of experience n Washington the advantages of the Washington climate. In July and August it rarely gets above 110 degrees and there is absolutely no humidity." Gets Another Laugh. This ironical statement also brought a laugh. The president added that "I don't mind if I stay all summer." Becoming more serious, he spoke again of having had a wonderful time on his vacation and expressed regret that the members could not be with him during those two weeks of rest. He said tht he was going back "with all sorts of lessons I learned from barracudas and sharks and I'm a tough guy." He concluded smilingly, inviting the members to come and see him as soon as they could and told them "I will teach you some of the tricks I learned." Walks to Auto. With that, the president walked to the automobile which took him to the white house. In addition to the members ol the senate and house, there were (Turn to Pose 2r Column 5) Renato Donuti, Italian war ace, flew a specially constructed plane over Konie until his altitude meter registered 14,515 meters--about 47,560 feet, or more than nine miles. It was believed his night established a new altitude record for airplanes. ( A s s o c i a t e d Press Photo). Masked Bandit Robs Bank in Minnesota BEAVER CREEK, Minn., April 13. (JP)--A masked bandit, dressed in overalls and blue jacket, broke into the Beaver Creek State Bank early today, waited for the time lock on the safe to operate, then fled with between $3,000 and $4,000 after Publicity Clause to Frighten Tax Dodgers Sought LaFollette Would Make All Returns Subject to Inspection. BULLETIN. WASHINGTON, April 13. (/P --The senate today voted to make all income^ tax returns subject to public inspection. The publicity amendment was approved, 41 to 34. WASHINGTON, April 13. Gil-Now that the senate has boosted the tax bill to .$480.000,000, republican independents in that chamber sought today to hand the government a club whteh they said would frighten tax dodgers into shelling out. Publicity was the weapon they chose. Senator LaFollette (R., Wis.), who won approval of a stiff increase in inheritance and gift levies yesterday, brought before the senate an amendment to make all tax returns subject to public inspection. On the basis of past per- jformauces, this amendment looked like an easy winner. Near Final Vote. This was the last major controversy to be settled before the tax measure--which once was the "5258,000,000 revenue bill"--is approved. After the senate gets through with it, it goes to a conference with the house to adjust scores of senate additions and subtractions. Senator Clark (D., Mo.), had planned tentatively an amendment to tax the income from millions of dollars of securities now exempt, but it was uncertain whether he would put it to a vote. A step toward discouraging huge salaries for officers of corporations and banks and thus raising more tax revenue from these sources was taken yesterday when an amendment by Senator McKellar (D., Tenn.) was approved. Report to Treasury. It would compel corporations to report annually to the treasury all officers being paid salaries or bonuses, or' both, in excess of $15,000. The treasury would be required to send the list to congress where it would be made public. LaFollette's publicity amendment would not seek to have a series of "news releases" on the returns but would make them public records to which anyone might have access. The young senator believes this would have a wholesome effect and serve to minimize schemes to avoid taxation. locking three persons in room. a small BEH CASE GIVEN TO JURORS; ONLY 2VERDICTSOPEN Judge Instructs R u l i n g of Either Guilty or Not Guilty. DAVENPORT, April 13. (SV-The case of Charleton D. Beh, charged with forgery of a public works application of the city of Ottumwa, was given to the jury here today at 1:4S p. m. The jurymen retired to their rooms on the third floor of the courthouse to bc|in deliberations. Judge Dcwey instructed the jurors to work until 10 p. m. tonight and if they had not arrived at a verdict at that time to convene again at 9 a. m. tomorrow for further deliberations. The jury will not be segregated in the event of an overnight recess. Judge Cites Charges. In his instructions, Judge Dewey cited the charges in the grand jury indictment and directed them to return either one of two verdicts; Guilty or not guilty. His instructions occupied 22 minutes. In the event that the jurors work later than 10 tonight, they were instructed by the court to return sealed verdict to be announced j 9 a. m. tomorrow. Two widely different character! zations of--Beh- were-held before -the eyes of the jury in a burst of ora tory by government and defense at torneys. Pictured as Grasping. The first, drawn by the prosecu :ion, pictured Beh as a grasping bond broker who thrust himsel: ahead of the government and the public and sought to wreck the re covery program for personal profit The second, painted by the de- "ense, showed Beh as a public spir ited citizen who lent his, energies and experience to help the city of Ottumwa construct a long desired viaduct and talked up to the gov ernment to protect the Iowa muni cipal bond market. The specific charge against Beh i, that he altered the application for a ?60,000 grant and a 5140,000 loan From the government to requcs only the grant so that the loan would be handled locally throug] the Beh company. Fountain Opens Plea. Assistant District Attorney Ray C. Fountain opened the govern m'ent's discourse in an impassionei plea that brought forth the wholi theory of the prosecution's case. "There is only one simple ques tion," he said. "Beh is charged witi forgery with intent to defraud What did that man Beh have in hi mind when he changed the appica (Turn to P.1K6 2, Column G) Repeal Alaska Dry Laws. WASHINGTON. April IS. (JP'i-- President Roosevelt today signed a bill repealing th-3 prohibition laws i in Alaska. HANFORD EXERTS POLITICAL PUSH Letter From Sioux City Air Lines Head Read to Probe Group. WASHINGTON. April 13. !.¥)-- Testimony that the postoffice de partment was "bombarded" bj democratic national committeemen and others who "keep the demo cratic donkey alive," in the interes of the Hanford air lines of Sioux City was given today to the senat airmail investigating committee. A letter containing this state ment from A. S. Hanford, Jr., pres ident, to W. A. Patterson, presiden of the United Air Lines, was iden tified by William I. Denning, Wash ington attorney for Hanford. "I have bombarded the postof fice department," the letter said "with all the democratic nationa committeemen, state chairmen governors, congressmen, all demo cratic senators and everyone else i this territory who matreially hel keep the well known democrati donkey alive." "They all urge and endorse flyin this route." it continued. Hanford was seeking a contrac to carry the mail from Omaha St. Paul and Minneapolis. He pro posed to do this at the same pric paid to United Air Lines for a rout from Omaha to Watertown, S. Dak which United did not want. WIDELY SOUGHT OUTLAW TRIO These three persons are objects of a methodical search by officers of many states. Clyde Barrow, Texas gunman accused of a dozen MU- ·ines, and his gumvoman associate, Bonnie Parker, are pictured at right. They ore sought throughout the southwest. Police from coast to coast are on the lookout for clews -to the whereabouts of John Dillinger (left), the outlaw who broke jail at Crown Point, Ind., with a wooden gun. (Associated Press Photos). DemosDraw Up Ticket of ( Opposition" Zylstra Announces He Will Run Against Herring. DES MOINES, April 13. (.«--A democratic "opposition" slate took form today with the announcement of candidacies for party nominations in the June primaries. Representative Charles J. Zylstra of Hawarden announced his intention of seeking the democratic nomination for governor, his decision following a meeting of a number of democratic legislators and party members here this week. Representative C. L. HcKinnon of New London also was said by Robert L. Jones, Des Moines weekly newspaper publisher, to be a candidate for the nomination for lieutenant governor. "Not Yet Candidate." McKinnon had indicated that he would not make the race and when questioned today by the Associated Press reiterated his statement that he is "not yet a candidate." Both Zylstra and McKinnon had been urged, at the meeting, to enter the contest. The present democratic state officials, headed by Gov. Clyde L. Herring, are conducting a joint campaign for renornination with the indorsement of the party state central committee. Jones' announcement todo.y also carried the name of Thomas L. Curran, Fort Dodge veterinarian, for secretary of agriculture. Jones, himself, is "a candidate for the democratic nomination for secretary of state. Denies K-ebellion. Declaring that "there is no rebellion in the democratic party," the announcement said: "These men were strongly urged and induced to become candidates for state offices by straight thinking democrats from all points in Iowa, who believe in an open and unrestricted primary and feel that the democratic voters should have a free and untrammeled opportunity to decide for themselves, without restraint of any kind, who they shall vote for and nominate for state offices in the June primaries." Nine Killed in Italy in Mountain Slide ALESSANDRIA, Italy. April 13. LT--Nine persons were killed today and aa many injured when a mountain slide destroyed five houses in tiic town of Grondona, near here, ARREST NINE AT BARROW HANGOUT Outlaw.Chief Is Not Amon Suspects Held in Raid in Arkansas. HOT SPRINGS, Ark., April 1 (.T)--Six men and three women wei arrested by police here today in reported hideout of Clyde Barrow Texas desperado, but Chief of Di tectives Herbert Akcrs said Barro' was not among the prisoners. The apartment house raid resul ei., police said, from a tip it was hideout for Barrow and members o his gang. Two men and a woman sped awa from the place as officers arrivet Four men and three women were arrested and other officers chased the fleeing trio. Police Arrest Others. Later police arrested two men and a woman in the car on the Hot Springs-Malvern highway. The men gave their names as B. H. Thome and Cliff Kell. The woman, believed to be the wife of the man who gave the name of Thorne, had a 6 months old baby. Thorne had $300 in large bills and Kell had S100. The names of the other prisoners were not given out immediately. A federal agent was assisting police in the investigation. Watch Iowa Highways. DES MOINES, April 13. /P-State, county and federal officers were watching highways leading from Winterset to Des Moines to- d"""- for a car said to contain three men, a woman and two machine gains. A report from Winterset said the car carried Kansas license plates and authorities expressed belief the occupants might be connected with the Clyde Barrow gang. OUTLAW AND HIS COMPANION GET 4 STEEL VESTS "ake 2 Revolvers After Slugging Policeman m Indiana. WARSAW, Ind., April 13. (-TV- V'rmed with machine grins and defy- ng the Friday thirteenth hoodoo, wo men. identified as John Dillinger and Homer Van Meter, Indiana iesperadoes, overpowered a night latrolman here early today and obbed the police station of four mllet proof vests and two revolvers. Jud Pittenger, veteran Warsaw loliceman, said he was slugged as ie was walking his beat in the de- ;erted streets of the town and was orced to accompany the men to he station. After selecting the vests and revolvers, Pittenger said the jandits escaped in a dark colored sedan which had been parked at the side of the city hall building. 3rd Successful Bald. It was the third successful raid on Indiana police stations attributed to the Dillinger gangsters since .he Indiana prison break last Sep- .ember. The others were at Auburn and Peru. Pittenger said he had left a cafe shortly after 1 o'clock this morning and started south on Buffalo street. He said he heard some one running' behind him. He turned around and was accosted by two men, he said, one of whom he recognized immediately as Dillinger. Both men carried machine guns aimed at him. The man identified by the officer as Dillinger acted as spokesman. Ask for Vests.-. "We want your vests," the man told Pittenger. Pittenger said he seized the weapon of the man who addressed him and attempted to wrest it from ihi bandit's hands. The othsr man, however, stepped up and poked his weapon in Pittenger's back. "Leave loose," commanded the man with whom the officer was struggling. "We don't want to kill you." Pittenger said the two men told him they wanted him to go with them to the police station. "I haven't got the key," Pittenger said he told them in an effort tc gain time. Forced to Kill. "Who has the key?" asked one of the men. "I don't know," the officer replied. "Don't be a fool," said the man identified as Dillinger, "we don't want to be forced to kill you." "I don't want you to kill me," re- .plied Pittenger. "I have a couple of kids at home." "That's the reason we don't want to kill you," was the response. "Pittenger said he was disarmed and as he walked down an alley toward the station he was hit ovei tha head twice. "How many police are there here?" one of the men queried as they approached the station. Pittenger replied there were four. Guns Under Coats. The men hid their guns under their overcoats. Pittenger saic Charles Powell, a Warsaw citizen, p"-"ed by in an automobile but apparently sensed nothing wrong. When they reached the police station, which is on the second floor of the city building, Pittenger said he was kept under guard in an outer office while the taller of the two Howe Found Guilty of Manslaughter in Slaying of Minister VINTON, Ohio, April 13. (.Pi--A district court jury today returned a verdict of manslaughter in the case of Everett Howe of Garrison. The jury had been out 16 hours. Howe was charged with murder in connection with the death of the Rev. Calvin Boggs of near Garrison during a dispute in which Howe was ordered off land on which Boggs lived. It was alleged that Howe fatally beat the minister. Sentence was deferred for 30 days to give the defense time to file a motion for a new trial. (Tom to Fag« 7, Column Favorite Poems This collection of the favorite poems of America was made by no authors or experts, but by the American people themselves. A nationwide vote was taken to determine whicS are the favorite poems of the largest number. The booklet was the result. The old time poems predominate and there are some of the newer poems. Available only through our Washington information bureau. Inclose 10 cents in coin to cover cost and handling charges. Use coupon. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskln, director, Washington. 1). C. I inclose herewith 10 cents !n coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet, "America's Favorite Poems." Name Street City ... State . (Mail to Washington. D.

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