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TWO MASON CITY ULUBK-GAZEITE APRIL 13 · 1934 RAINEY FAVORS VOTE ON SILVER Urges Proponents in Hous to Agree on One Bill, Promises Hearing. WASHINGTON, April 13. Speaker Rainey issued a statemen today saying he would be glad to see the silver groups in congress unite on a bill and promised he would make way for it in the house "There is an overwhelming sent! ment in the house of representa tives, and I think also in the senate for silver," he said, "and this sent! ment reflects the feeling of tin country generally." Rainey said whenever the various groups unite he would do "every thing I can to assist in getting the bill the consideration it ought to have on the floor of the bouse a this session." plant Final Vote. The house banking committee agreed today to take a final vote Tuesday on the Goldsborough fed eral monetary- authority bill with its silver remonetization amend ment. Rainey held a conference with twc leading house · advocates · of silver legislation -- Representatives Die: (D:, Tex.) and Fiesing-er (D., Ohio; --before approving his statement. Dies was the author of the silver bill passed by the house under which the treasury would pay a premium above the world price for silver shipped into this country *ln payment for exported agricultura surpluses. Treasury Purchases. Fiesinger advocated treasury purchases of as much as 1,500,000,000 ounces of silver in an effort to restore commodity prices to the 1926 levels. A house move had been underway for some time to combine both the Dies and Fiesingrer plans into one measure. Secretary Morgenthau already has asked the committee not to approve a permanent monetary policy until the administration has bad time to find out how present plans are going to work out. DETROIT TOOL AND DIE WORKERS QUIT (Continued From F*ie 1) Fisher Body company, voted three times in favor of striking, before a counter resolution, holding off such action for several days, was adopted. Failed In Promise*. The group -favoring a strike charged the company had failed to keep promises to re-employ a number of discharged employes. Francis 3. Dillon, A. F. of L. or- ··'ganizer,T ; advised that strike action be delayed until means . of conferring between employer and employe, have been set up. This .morning a survey showed the tool and die shops affected by the strike were 50 members of the Manufacturers' association. Twelve members of the association and a number not affiliates with it had reached individual agreements and were not affected. The survey also showed that no disorder had developed at any of the plants. Progress Reported. Despite the strike talk at Flint over the re-lnstatement of discharged employes, the labor board reported progress today in working out the basis of collective "bargaining in the different shops. The board already has received membership lists from 11 union locals, and in the case of the Hudson Motor Car - company, conferences already have been held- between union commit tees and company executives. "We are now working on a wage scale," said Arthur E. Greer, heat of the A. F. of L. local in the Hud son plant. "So far we have a satis facory understanding with the com pany officials." Hope to Return Next Week, MILWAUKEE, April 13. Reopening early next week of th Nash Motor company plants Kenosha and Racine and the Sea man Body corporation plant in Mil waukee, a Nash affiliate, was the goal of mediators today as they sought an agreement between Sea man officials and their striking em ployes. Employes of the two Nash plants granted wage increases of from to 17.2 per cent and other conces sious, were ready to return to work but they are pledged to remain on strike until the Seaman union has successfully completed its negotia tions. A meeting of the seaman union membership had been called fo this afternoon but union leaders were still conferring with the em ployers, and it was decided to post pone a vote on settlement of thi local strike until tomorrow. CEDAR RAPIDS, April 13. Louis J. Zika, 72, known as the grand old man" of the Cedar Rap- ds city council who had been commissioner of streets and public im- rovements for 20 years, died this lornlng of a heart ailment. DILLINGER RAIDS POLICE STATION (Continued From Page 1) men went into an inner office wher tne guns and bullet proof vests wer kept in a wall case. The man took the vests from the case. Pittenge said tie man guarding him turnec his head for an instant. Pittenge said he dashed for the outer door pulled it shut as he fled and ran from the building-. Pittenger said the two men start ed after him, but he reached the ground floor and took refuge in an alley nearby. He said the jnen fled at once to their car parked nearbj and drove away. What doth it profit to make the ·vt-orld safe for democracy if it makes democracy unsafe.--Davenport Times. Midnight Visitor at Cedar Rapids Home Fires at Love Rival CEDAR RAPIDS, April 13. (/Pi- Awakened when a midnight visitoi crashed through the door of his room, William Kottmeier escaped injury as his assailant fired three shots at him, one of which lodged in a window sill above his bed. Kottmeir identified his attacker as Merle Suits, 24, who was trailed to his home and arrested. Police found a revolver in Suits' room and seven bullets on his person. Suits told police he was jealous of Kottmcir's attentions to a girl. Doug Fairbanks and Lady Ashley Attend Castle House Party DUBLIN, IRISH FREE STATE April 13. IS 1 )--Lady Ashley and the man her husband named as correspondent in his pending divorce action, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., were reported today as being members o: a house party at Luttrellstown Castle in Clonsllla, near Dublin. They were said to be the guests of the Honorable Brinsley Plunkett owner of the castle. Fairbanks and Lady Ashley were seen together after their arrival in Dublin. Senate Committee to Probe Profits on Arms and Munitions WASHINGTON, April 13. (JP-A special senate committee is going to look into the profits on arms and munitions makers- Agreed to by the senate'yesterday in lieu of an amendment to the tax bill to raise ncome taxes 100 per cent and conscript 98 per cent of all individual ncome over $10,000 in wartime, the investigation will start next fall. Zika, "Grand Old Man" of Council at Cedar Rapids, Dies STRIKE AGAINST WAR IS STAGED Peace Demonstrations Held on Campuses; About 20 Bruised in Fights. NEW YORK, April 13. «P»--A cry "strike against war" resounded on many campuses today, summoning students to drop books at 11 a, m., and demonstrate for peace. Even before the movement got officially under way it resulted in bruises for about 20 persons. A riot launched the peace drive in Brooklyn last night. About 500 students of an evening high school joined 2,000 other persons in trying to persuade 1,500 remaining students to join their ranks. There was a melee, in which police swung night sticks and demonstrators swung fists and feet After the wild turmoil was over, the policemen were treated for sprains anc bruises, and a citizen for scalp wounds. Many others limped awaj before the ambulance surgeons could get to them. Eight persons were arrested. Detectives said known reds led some of the groups of rioters. The anti-war movement, described as nation-wide, gave authorities of manj colleges some anxious moments for they feared other clashes. JILTED ACTRESS AWARDED $5,000 Marjorie Whiteis Is Satisfied With Verdict; Brown May Appeal. LOS ANGELES, April 13. The disappointment in love which Marjorie Whiteis said she suffered when Harry Joe Brown, screen director, married Sally Silers, film actress, brought her a judgment for ?5,000 today from a superior court iury of seven women and five men. Miss Whiteis, known on the s,creen aa Marjorie Gay, expressed satisfac- Jon with the verdict. She had sued Brown for $100,000, claiming he ilted her last fall after a four year romance. "The $5,000 will be just a little louvenir for Miss Gay," Brown commented. "However, we will consider in appeal." Four Officers Injured in Blue Earth Farm Battle Tear Gas Is Used in Eviction; 3 Men in Jail, BLUE EARTH, Minn., April 13. cafl--Four deputy sheriffs were hurt and three persons are in jail facing charges of resisting an officer following hand-to-hand fights In which tear gas figured, when the sheriff and 25 aides attempted to evict a family from their farm eight miles southwest of Blue Earth yesterday. Roy Woolery, the farmer, his son, Robert, and Emil Koskovich, were jailed, and Sheriff W. H. Keigley's deputies moved Woolery's possessions out of the home while between 100 and 150 neighbors and farmers watched. Sheriff Keigley told spectators anyone setting foot on the farm would be arrested and charged with trespassing. Woolery, who has two sons-and two daughters, has resided on the farm for 13 years. Four deputies who were bruised in the "free-for all" are Frank Cai- vert, Fred Felber, C. N. Davis and George Crosby. . . Holding , the mortgage on the farm is Verne Pugsley, who, two months ago, engaged in a fight with Woolery on Blue Earth's main street. Pugsley subsequently instituted eviction proceedings and in justice court the eviction was upheld a month ago. Ex-Senator Ernst of Kentucky Dies BALTIMORE, April 13. M--Former United States Senator Richard P. Ernst of Kentucky died early today at the Johns Hopkins hospital where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. He was 76 years old. 3,000 CWA Trees to Be Planted in Ames AMES, April 13. --The CWA has purchased and will plant 3,000 trees in the city of Ames this spring, P. H. Elwood, head of the Iowa State college landscape archi- lecture department and member of :he city planning commission, announced today. SOLONS WELCOME F. R. ON RETURN (Continued From Face 1) several members of the cabinet in the welcoming party, including Secretaries Hull and Morgenthav. and Postmaster General Farley. Outside the station to greet the president was a crowd estimated by police at 3,000. A stenographer took down the president's words as follows: "I am very glad to see you all, and it was mighty good of you to come down here. I can't be truthful and say that I am glad to be back, because I am awfully sorry to get back. "But while I have been having a wonderful time, I gather also that both houses of congress have also been having a wonderful time in my absence. Couldn't Get Publicity. "And furthermore, I expected on this trip to get some good publicity about the fish I was catching, but you couldn't get any 'publicity, in view of the fact that herein Washington apparently you good people have been going from work to Wirt. "The newspaper Boys, coming up on the train, have been trying to make me say that I hope congress would go home very soon. "I can't say that, because I hope you will stay jus,t 'as long as you like to. For you younger people in both houses,' speaking from the experience of many faces in Washington, I want to point out to you the advantages of the Washington climate in July and August, it rarely gets over 110 here. There is no humidity, and I don't mind if I stay here all summer. Wonderful Holiday. "Well, anyway, I wish you had the chance that I had to get away for two weeks. It has been a wonderful holiday, and I come back with all sorts of new lessons which I have learned from barracuda and sharks. "I am a. tough guy! "So, if you will come down and see me as often and as soon as,you possibly can I will teach you- some of the stunts I learned. "Anyway, many thanks, and I will see you all very soon." MINNESOTA LAW UPHELD BY COURT Lower Assessed Valuation on Homestead Real Estate Provided in Act. ST. PAUL, Apitt 13. trR--The Minnesota supreme court today upheld the constitutionality of a 1933 law providing for a lower assessed valuation of the first $4,000 of the actual value of real estate used for homestead purposes than on other real estate. Two test cases were brought before the court from district courts in St. Paul and Minneapolis and the unanimous decision, written by Justice Clifford L. Hilton, affirmed the decisions of the two lower courts. In passing the law, the legislature cut the assessed valuation of homesteads from 40 per cent as then existing,, to 25 per cent in urban communities, and from 33 1-3 per cent to 20 per cent in rural communities, effective-up to the first $1,000 full valuation. The old rate applies on all homestead valuations from $4,000 upward. The suits testing the law were brought by the Apartment Operators association of Minneapolis, and A. W. Logan of St. Paul. They claimed the- law violated the state and federal constitution in the classification of property for -taxation purposes. BEH CASE GIVEN TO FEDERAL JURY (Continued From Page 1) tion, as he has admitted? That's the only question." He answered his own query when he asserted that Beh's primary consideration was to sell 5 per cent bonds to Ottumwa against the government's 4 per cent rate and to realize an addition 1 per cent on what he termed a "racket" in providing legal opinions. Brunk for Defense. The political and financial futures of persons in th« case other than the defendant and witnesses were etched into the defense picture by Gregory Brunk, one of Beh's attorneys. Brunk asked the jury to "pay no attention to political and financial futures of other people in this case." He called the government attempt to convict Ben "persecution--not prosecution" and dismissed the government's declaration of motive as "rot--it Isn't there!" "Carleton D. Beh was first; the government and the rest of the public came next," Fountain declared. "His letterhead bears the NRA emblem. He did his part--to wreck the recovery program." Evidences Concealment, "The evidences of fraud are concealment--not disclosure," Brunk emphasized to the jury. "Beh showed his good faith when he wrote a letter Sept. 7 telling that the original application bad been altered. In spite of the fact that Manning says he didn't receive the copy of the altered application, Beh disclosed--not concealed--his act." Fountain stressed another point concerning the same letter. "Why in heaven didn't he send a copy o'f the altered application to Ottumwa officials when his letter said it was enclosed?" he asked. "Because he didn't want them to know what he had done." Questions Manning Action. In reply, said Brunk, "why didn't Manning call up Beh and ask him where the altered application was? Wouldn't you have called him up?" he asked the jury. The arguments traced in detail testimony offered by both government and defense witnesses with contradictory points denounced and defended on both sides. Merrill Gilmore of Ottumwa, chief defense counsel, took over the second half of the defense argument, and District Atorney R. W. Colflesh concluded the prosecution's presentation. Directed A r erdict Denied. Federal Judge Charles A. Dewey overruled a motion by Chief Defense Counsel Merrill Gilmore of Ottumwa for a directed verdict on behalf of Beb after a spirited argument by Leon W. Powers of Denison, attorney for Lieut. Gov. Nelson G. Kraschel, who received permission from the court to appear in the Beh case. Gilmore cited numerous reasons why the court should instruct the jury to return a verdict of not guilty. He declared that the government had failed to prove that the United States was defrauded, that the national industrial recovery act was unconstitutional, that there was no proof of intent to defraud as the indictment charges, and that the change in the application had been ratified by the city council of Ottumwa. In his reply, Judge Dewey disagreed with the defense counsel's arguments, declaring that the alteration of the application and its subsequent presentation to a government agency in the altered form constituted alleged fraud. SAMUEL INSULL TURNS JOKESTER Casts Off His Appearance of Despair as Vessel Nears Smyrna. PANDERMA, Turkey. April 13. UP)--Samuel Insull turned jokester today on a little train chugging toward Smyrna, where a .ship waits to return him to the United States for trial. To the surprise of fellow passengers, he cast off his appearance of despair during the night voyage by ship from Istanbul to this Marmora sea port. He even joked ahout the seven, man Turkish escort. "It Is remarkable," he said in jest, "that I should need an escort of seven. I'm perfectly harmless." After Dinner Coffee. That was over the after dinner coffee aboard the steamer Adana enroute from Istanbul. The fact that he was beginning a journey against which he fought a year and a half before finally being jailed by Turkish authorities at Washington's request, did not disturb Insull's sleep. He was sleeping soundly when the Adana docked here at 3 a. m. He was taken ashore at 6:15. Half an hour later he was aboard the train, Smyrna bound. Due at Smyrna. The train was due at Smyrna, about 175 miles from Panderma, at 8:30 o'clock tonight. There, aboard the American export liner Exilona, Insull will be handed over to Burton Y. Berry, of the American embassy at Istanbul. Berry was designated to accompany him homeward. The trip may require a month. Frequent stops probably will be made as the vessel meanders through the Mediterranean. Then it will cross the Atlantic to Boston and New York. Ward Waives Hearing on Forgery Charge; Held to Grand Jury Wesley R. Ward, arrested on a charge of forgery, waived preliminary hearing Thursday afternoon before M. C. Coughkm, justice of the peace, and was bound to the grand jury. His bond was fixed at $2,500, which he failed to furnish. mat it means to store ^'·3 , · -. -.«· /O million dollars worth of tobacco v -- 4% miles of warehouses J \ I ft Everything that Science knows about is used in making Chesterfields. One thing we do is to buy mild, ripe tobaccos and then lock up these tobaccos in modern storage warehouses to age and mellow like rare wines, It takes about 3 years to age the tobaccos for your Chesterfield, for Time does something to tobacco that neither man nor machine can do. It means something to keep 70 million dollars worth of tobacco in storage. It means just this: We do everything possible to make Chesterfield the cigarette that's milder, tJte cigarette that tastes better. spx* 8- s ,,·** * the cigarette that's MILDER the cigarette that TASTES BETTER © 1954, LIGOETT MYQS TOBACCO Co. ·^

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