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C R I S M E M Ll' T OF North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBOUS" HOME EDITION VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, APEIL 17, 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 163 \ Gains New Distinction Sheppard of Texas Oldest Member of Both Houses. By HERBERT PLTJMMER · A S H I N G T O N , April 17. /B-The state of Texas, already holder of a number o f distinctions and titles in the "new deal" ad- minis tration ( has added another to its list. Senator Morris Sheppard, by the death of Representative Pou of North Carolina, becomes t h e ranking member of both houses of congress in the matter of continuous service. The mild mannered, gray-haired little Texan, the father of the 18th amendment, hos served in the sen- ate'for 21 years and was a member of the house for 11 years before. His years of service in congress now stand at 32 and it will not be until 1937 that his presnt term expires. Next to Sheppard stands Joe Robinson of Arkansas, democratic leader of the senate, who has spent 21 years in that body and 10 years before that in the house, and Norris of Nebraska, who has served continuously since the fifty-eighth congress (1903). Vice President Garner has served exactly the same length of time as Senator Robinson. Borah Senate Dean. In the senate, Borah of Idaho, who has spent 27 years in that body, is dean. In the house, Speaker Rainey, who has served 15 terms, is the oldest member in point of service. He has been in the house every session from the fifty-eighth congress to the present seventy-third, except one. Pou of North Carolina had served 17 consecutive terms, beginning with the fifty-seventh in 1901. '"The'airtime record'for continuous service in the senate and house was, established by Senator Justin S. Merrill of Vermont, who served 12 years in the house and then 31 years, nine months in the senate for a total of 43 years, nine months' continuous service. Morrill began his senate service March 4, 1867, and died in office Dec. 28, 1898. Senator William B. Allison of Iowa also had an impressive record. He had served 35 years and five months in the senate at the time of his death, Aug. 4, 1908. Served 41 Tears. Senator Allison's record of more than 35 years in a single body of congress has not been surpassed, and his added service of 8 years in the house brought his total time of service within four months of that of Senator Morrill, although a two year interval between his tenure in the house and his election to the senate interrupted his record for continuous service. Second to Senator Morrill in the matter of continuous service in a single body of congress stands the record of the late Gilbert N. Haugen of Iowa, who served 34 years in the house until his death. "Uncle Joe" Cannon of Illinois, however, surpassed both Allison and Haugen in the matter of total service in one house. "Uncle Joe" spent 41 years, although not consecutively, in the house. Eight of these years he was speaker. WIRT'S CHARGES BRANDED FALSE Tell of "Influence" Offered in Airmail Deal Mrs. Higdon Funeral Is Conducted at Britt BRITT, April 17.--Mrs. Een Higdon, Sr., died Sunday at her home near Britt. Mrs. Higdon had been in ill health for some time. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon. TELEGRAM READ INTO RECORD AT SENATE INQUIRY Black R e f u s e s to Call for Report of Talk With Lindbergh. WASHINGTON, April 17. (jPi-- Mark L. Requa, republican national committeeman from California, and described as "close friend and adviser" of former President Hoover, was pictured to the senate airmail investigating committee today as having volunteered to use his Washington influence in 1931 in the interest of an aviation company controlled by E. L. Cord. Chairman Black (D., Ala.) read into the record a telegram from Lyndal L. Young, an officer of Century air lines, to L. B. Manning, of the Cord corporation, dated in September, 1931, which said Young knew Requa personally and believed "his influence with the Hoover administration can be used to our advantage." Influence Strong. "I personally know his influcnc in Washington is as strong as any body's." the telegram read. Young said further: "Have talked to Requa with ref erence to air mail situation an he is willing to help us in Wash ington if we desire." The Cord company,'it was shown in ..other .correspondence, was seek ing to have airmail routes thrown open for competitive bidding an was not trying to make a deal fo any contract. Turns Down Request. Previously Black had turnei down the request of Senator Austin (R., Vt.) to summon the steno grapher who sat in on the interview between Col. Charles A. Lindbergl- and Carl Ristine, special assistan attorney general, while the famei flyer was here several weeks ago Reports got about that Lind bergh had been "grilled." Ristine denied them. Black indicated, however, he would put up to the committee later whether to summon the stenographer. 11 Man Board. Secretary Dern dropped thi army's air policy into the lap o an 11 man board of inquiry today. The war department chief opene the investigation into all phases o: army flying just a day after Presi dent Roosevelt called for a commis sion named by congress to outline a national air policy. "Keep politics out of this," was the tenor of Secretary Dern's admonition to the committee of sia civilian and five military air authorities. He directed them to find out what should be done to make the army air corps "second to none in modern equipment and training." "Your mission is technical, not political," he said. The group is headed by Newton D. Baker, wartime secretary of war. (Turn fo I*ngc 2, Column 8) WRECKAGE OF BUS IN WHICH SIX MET DEATH Sfit Wea FORECAST IOWA: Cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday, probably showers in east and south central portions; warmer in north central portion Tuesday night. MINNESOTA: Partly cloudy and warmer Tuesday night; Wednesday unsettled, warmer near Lake Superior, cooler in northwest portion. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning: Maximum Monday 59 Minimum in Night 33 At 8 A. M. Tuesday 55 Again the need of moisture in North Iowa is becoming pronounced. The effects of the two inches of precipitation at the turn of the last month have been almost obliterated, stock. SEPARATE GROUP FAVORED BY F,R. Report President Supports Action on Stock Bill by Senate Body. WASHINGTON, April 17. (/Pi- President Roosevelt was understood in authoritative c o n g r e s s i o n a l circles today to ravor a separate commission to regulate the stock exchanges and aaminister the securities act. The senate banking committee recently modified the market bill to create a separate regulatory bod3'. instead of placing jurisdiction in the federal trade commission, which now handles the securities act. Those in charge fo the bill opposed the amendment at that time, but some have since decided it would be the best regulation. The house bill still provides for trade commission jurisdiction. President Roosevelt's sympathy toward the separate commission plan was informally transmitted to the banking committee today after it had acted to modify what has been termed the "anti-Wiggin'' section of the bill by excluding from its provisions stockholders owning less than 10 per cent of a company's j Six persons met death and 13 were injured when this Pittsburgh to Chicago bus collided with a truck and trailer on the road near Lorain, Ohio. Photo, top, shows a general view of the wreckage of both bus and truck. Below is a view of all that remained of the bus after the crash, the entire top ripped off by the Impact. Inset is Miss Anna Keardon, of Detroit, the only person on the bus to escape with her life and without injury. STRIKERS iURN RED LITERATURE Eject Communist Agitators; Early Settlement Seen at Omaha. OMAHA, April 17. (/B--Picketing tram strikers today seized anc burned the literature of two communist organizers as company officials predicted an early end to the strike which has left Omaha and touncil Bluffs without streetcar service since early yesterday. Although strike leaders were inclined to agree with the statement that the strike, called by union em- ployes of the Omaha and Council Jluffs street railway, would end tvithin a few days, neither side made any move toward a settlement. company officials said 213 men ·eported for work today, but no at- empt was made to send out cars. Meanwhile a jitney bus service au- horized yesterday by the city coun- il carried to work thousands who ive too far from their offices to like. Rough treatment was meted out o the communists when they vis- ted picket lines at two car barns, trikers shouting, "we're not reds!" s they ejected the agitators from their ranks. "It's the quietest strike I've ever een," remarked General Manager C. D. Andrest of the Tram company fter a round of the barns. "The aen are cooling off and I think they vill return to work soon." Recognition of the union, wage ncreases and reinstatement of a ozen discharged employes are ma- or issues in the strike. Record Vote Seen on Municipal Light Plant at Iowa City IOWA CITY, April 17. £B--A ecord vote was indicated on the uestion of a municipal light plant ere today, with the balloting un- sually heavy in four of the five ·ards. Although election officials aid that the feeling was "running igh" around the polling places, the lection was quiet. Both factions ·ere making a final drive to bring n all of the possible votes. They ere maintaining free "taxi" scr- ee to the polls. Robin Pecks Reflection 3rd Season Thinks It Sees Mate Is Conclusion at Emmetsburg. EMMETSBURG, April 17.--An Emmetsburg robin is believed to have s-et some kind of a record in fighting its reflection,in a window at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. McNamara here. For three weeks the bird has pecked at its shadow opponent, and this is its third season to stage the battle. It starts the combat each morning at 5:30 o'clock and continues until dark. The only way the McNamara family has found to end the fight temporarily is to raise the window shade to the extreme top of the window, when the reflection disappears and the pugnacious robin retires to its nest in a tree about four yards from the window. Due to the lighting arrangements in the house, the shade has to be kept down partly, at which signal the robin resumes its interrupted battle. Evidently, the bird believes its reflection to be a tardy mate, for every spring, when the other robin returns, the fighting bird ceases its \vindow attack. The McNamara family needs no alarm clock for early rising in the spring, the members stated. Child Born 3 Weeks After Father Dies SAN ANTONIO, Tex., April 17. *P)--Less than three weeks after her father died in an airmail plane crash, Mary Thurlene Wood was born in the Station hospital, Fort Sam Houston, yesterday. The mother, Mrs. Mary Darnell Wood, is the widow of Lieut. Thurman A. Wood, killed when his plane crashed in a storm at DeWitt, Iowa, March 30. He had been on airmail duty only a few weeks. ORAH SUGGESTS FREEDOM SOONER Has Solution to Dilemma ir. 3 Cent Tax on Philippine Cocoanut Oil. WASHINGTON, April 17. (.« Complete independence for the Phil ippines in two or three years--in stead of "ten or twelve" was suggested today by Senator Borah. This was his solution of the dilemma facing congressional leaders over the three cents a pound levy on cocoanut oil in the $480,000,000 revenue bill. President Roosevelt has threatened a veto unless the tax is eliminated. Chairman Harrison of the senate finance committee had until tonighl to move reconsideration of senate passage of the bill in oi'der to obtain another test on the island levy. He was uncertain today whether he had enough votes to obtain reconsideration. Another alternative suggested was to let the revenue bill go to conference and an effort made to arrive at a gentlemen's agreement eliminating the tax or modifying the language so it would not disturb status quo importations from the Phil- lippines. FRANCE ORDERS TROTZKY TO GET OUTOF COUNTRY His Efforts to Organize World Revolution Cause Order. PARIS, April 17. i. ; P)--Leon Trotzky, exiled Russian revolutionist, was ordered to leave France by the government today because of his efforts to organize a world revolution. Minister of the Interior Albert Sarraut announced the cabinet decided to withdraw the permission granted Trotzky to live in France because he "violated the political neutrality" which was made a condition of his stay at Barbizon. Trotzky has been living in a secluded villa near Barbizon, about 35 miles from Paris, since granted secret permission by the ministry of the interior when he came to France from Corsica last July. Precautions Taken. The most evtraordinary precautions were taken there to conceal his presence, for he feared attacks on his life by white Russians. Villagers who became suspicious of the mysterious character of the Trotzky household, however, reported to Barbizon authorities. They, unapprised of the government's arrangements with Trotzky, who had lived in their midst for _ months without their, knowing, it,. MEMBERS OF D. A. R. RECOGNIZE RUSSIA BUT NOT RUSSIANS Clamor Develops. A nationwide clamor of orotest for Trotzky's expulsion developed immediately after the public learned of his mysterious Barbizon hideaway. Sarraut declined to say whether Trotzky would be permitted to return to Corsica or whether he would be compelled to quit French territory entirely. If the latter course is taken, it was presumed Trotzky--a "man without a country"--would return to his former Turkish exile which he left ostensibly because of boredom and poor health. Teachers Are Rc-EIected. LAKE MILLS, April 17.--At a meeting of the local school board the present staff was rehired but all the teachers have not as yet signified their intentions as to whether they will return another year, "Spite" Marriage of Janet Snowden Ends in Mexican Divorce EL PASO, Tex., April 17. UP)-The "spite" marriage of Janet Snowden, oil investment heiress, to Prince F. Caravita Siriggnano of Italy, was terminated today in a Mexican divorce. Granting of the decree at Juarez late yesterday ended the efforts of the 19 year old heiress to rid herself of her titled husband, son of a wealthy Italian family and one of Italy's well known racing drivers. Her efforts in that direction started just five days after their marriage in New York last August when she announced she was seeking an annulment. In connection with the annulment proceedings, the princess described her husband as "a nice fellow," but declared her marriage to him was prompted by spite and that she loved another man. Man Comes Out of Restaurant to Find Truck and Eggs Gone BURLINGTON, April 17. C.T--C. J. Valentine of Peoria, III., emerged from a restaurant in Wapello, north of here, last nig'bt to find his truck loaded with 63 cases of eggs missing-. Thieves had stolen it while he v.-as eating-, driven it 2'i miles north of Wapello, transferred the load to another truck and set Valentine's machine on fire. Authorities have fount; no trace of the thieves or the eggs. WASHINGTON, April 17. CD- Members of the D. A. R., who for years have opposed soviet recognition, now have recognized Russia but paradoxically enough didn't recognize Russians when they saw thorn. That's a bit involved, but it happened through a "first night" appearance at the Daughters' Continental congress by Ambassador and Mine. Alexander Troyanovsky of the U. S. S. R. Tl.\e Troyanovskys were the ranking diplomats at last night's meeting, and thus had front row platform seats. But no announcement cf their presence was made. Diplomats are not introduced at Continental congresses. An inquiring- reporter later asked five daughters at random as they left the hall whether or not they had known the Russians were there. Not one of them had. Mrs. Russell William Magna, president general, said the invitation to the Troyanovskys was "automatic." Th2 Troyanovskys said they enjoyed tha evening very much. JIRYTOlECIDE 'S FATE Overrules Motion for Directed Verdict of Acquittal. WASHINGTON, April 17, · · ' · ' "" .that the juryjje DINNER GUESTS DECLARE HE DID ALL OF TALKING Committee A d j o u r n s ; Bulwinkle Talks of Perjury Charges. WASHINGTON, April 17. (/Pi- -, After hearing six witnesses testify that Dr. William A. Wirt's allefpi- tions about "brain trust" and "Ker- onsky" discussion at a Virginia dinner party in September were falso, the Bulwinkle investigating committee adjourned. Chairman Bulwinkle (D. N. Car. T then told reporters the committee colud "not prosecute Dr. Wirt for perjury, but there is no reason why the district attorney and the grand jury shouldn't be able to take notice of the case." From the hostess down through the five other guests, came testimony constantly in denial that there was incendiary talk such as the Indiana educator alleged a week ago. Talked Four Hours. To the contrary, various of the witnesses portrayed their accuser as a "monologist," as having talked four hours that evening in Virginia without letting others have the floor. I Specifically they called "false" assertions described by Dr. Wirt to one or another of them about having President P.oosevelt helpless "In the middle of a stream," about calling him "only the Kerensky of this revolution." The schoolmaster, with Counsel James A. Reed by his side, sat silent while some laughter In the large audience greeted, the testi- Quartet Who Staged Daylight Robbery m Germany Decapitated BERLIN, April 17. UP)--Four men who staged a daylight holdup in which one person was killed were beheaded at dawn today. They shot down four attendants of the Berlin Bus company Sept. 15, 1932, escaping with 510,000 the attendants were taking to a bank for deposit. One of the wounded bus company employes later died. Cannon, Jr.. and Missjida L Burroughs on 'a charge of conspiracy to violate the federal corrupt practices act was rejected today In Di trict of Columbia supreme court. After listening to arguments from the defense and the prosecution, Justice Peyton Gordon said he felt the jury should determine "whether or not these defendants entered into agreement." He pointed out that "the question is whether there is any evidence on which the jury could properly find the defendants guilty." Proper for Jury. The justice added that the "evidence and circumstances surrounding" the case was such as to make it proper for it to go to the jury. Arguing against the defense motion, John J. Wilson, assistant district attorney, described check transfers of Bishop Cannon and Miss Burroughs on Feb. 11, 1929, as "a common everyday garden variety of check kite." "Check kiting" is the term usually applied to writing a check on any account containing insufficient funds to cover the face of the check. Aslt Directed Verdict. In asking for a directed verdict, defense attorneys contended the government had produced no evidence to prove conspiracy. The prosecution disputed this. Wilson said simultaneous transfer of $18,000 between Cannon's personal bank account in the American National bank at Richmond and the account of the headquarters committee, anti-Smith democrats, in the same institution, was "a fictitious, phoney transaction." Imvan Hit by Train. MUSCATINB, April 17. (.7)-Martin Little, 22, of Washington, Iowa, was injured here this afternoon when he was struck by an east raund Rock Island freight train in the yards here. Physicians said he would recover. British Budget Makes No Provision for War Debt LONDON, April 17. (.T)--Nevilic-K5,000,000 pounds more than ex- Chamberlain, chancellor of the exchequer, declared to the house of commons today that he did not propose to make any provision for the payments of war debts to America or the receipts of war debts from Great Britain's debtors. His statement was made in the midst of a speech in which he said Great Britain now had "regained its! place as the first importing country of the world." He told his listeners, who I cheered him repeatedly, that t h e ! :ast fiscal year had shown a pro- ; fit of 39.000,000 pounds--or about i 5200,000,000--and that "the atmos-i pected but that there had been a deficit in the revenues of tea and sugar. Groans followed cheers with Ibis announcement. Chamberlin estimated that the total ordinary expenditure of the government during 1933-34 was 698.000.000 pounds--or $3,490,000,000. The house was packed as its members and spectators listened to the fiscal proposals for 1934-33. The Prince of Wales occupied his accustomed seat "over the clock" in the gallery looking down on the floor below. Ambassador Robert W. Bingham The hearing' went on long- after the house had met. Expectations were for an early committee report finding the Wirt allegations unjustified. Republicans, however, were pressing to broaden the inquiry, with the democratic majority voting- down their requests to call various administration officers. · "He did all the talking" was the substance of assertions to the investigating committee by Mifs Alice Barrows, hostess on the disputed occasion, and agreement with her came from among the five other guests. Laurence Todd, reporter here for the soviet news agency, Tass, testified he had made no statement liko that attributed to him by Dr. Wirt ihat "we have Mr. Roosevelt in. the middle or a stream" or th« president being "only the Kerensky of this revolution. Strong Leader." He said he had described Mr. Roosevelt as a "strong- leader." Miss . Hildegarde Kneeland, department of agriculture worker, rc- jlied "I did not" when asked about Wirt's attribution to her of statements about her following the philosophy of Dr. Rexford G. Tug-well, assistant secretary of agriculture. She said she did not meet Tugwell until five months after the din-, ner and had never read any of his writings. Miss Barrows, at one time secretary to Wirt, has been in the interior department since the Cooliclgo administration. Just "a Monologue." Another of the diners. Miss Mary Taylor of the agriculture department, testified that Dr. Wii L "had no conversation" but "a monologue" at the dinner. "Did you or any others that night tell Dr. Wirt you were close to the president and could rfTiirn to I'ajca 2, Column 3) Favorite Poems Ths finest thoughts and sentiments of the race have been expressed in verse. There are certain poems that everyone loves. Thu; booklet is made up of old poems, those best loved from coast to coast by the people of the United States. "Compiled in neat booklet form for popular distribution at 10 cents cost and handling charge. Use coupon. sphere is distinctly brighter." was not present but the United He listed resources of revenue in States was represented by Walton jroposing his budget for the year 93-1-35 and said that in the year past the beer tax had produced Butterwortb, third secretary of the American embassy, who sat in tiic distinguished strangers' gallery. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for thy booklet. Poems." Name . "America's Favorite Street , City .. State . (Mttil to Washington, D. C.)

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