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Tuesday, April 17, 1934
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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE APRIL 17 1934 DUSTER HEARD BY HARDIN VETS Criticisms of "Legion Lobby' Answered by State Chief and Frank Miles. IOWA FALLS, April 17.--Hardin county Legionnaires met here last night for a program headlined by the state commander, Leo J. Duster of Cedar Rapids. Other speakers to- eluded B. A. Webster, Mason City past state commander, Victor Siev- commander, and Frank Miles, editor of the Iowa Legionaire, and Virgil Kepford, Des Moines, placement rep- erding of Grundy Center, district rescntative for the U- S- employment service. Mr. Duster in his talk called upon service men to keep true to the Legion's pledge of responsibility for the truly disabled veteran and his dependents. Mr. Miles directed attention to the unfairness of criticisms hurled at the so-called American Legion lobby in Washington in the face of the fact that only one-sixth of the amount involved in the independent office bill passed over presidential veto will go to World war veterans. High compliment to the work done In the Legion by Mr Miles was pale by Mr. Webster in his brief talk. The program opened with a solo by Harry Treadwell, Iowa Falls Negro baritone, with Ida Cain at the piano. Ralph McClure entertained with some sleight of hand tricks. Glenn T. Cowan, high school prin- Phone Ate-Ate-Ate BEFORE IT'S TOO LATK Great Heart Is line fuel. Send ap some more. It sure did all you said it would. That is why we satisfy all our customers. QUALITY COAL ONLY FIRESIDE FUEL COMPANY cipal, presented to Paul Hyman posl of Iowa Falls, a certificate from the National Educational association ior distinguished service during education week last fall. Hank Smith of Buckeye gave two readings in Scandinavian dialect. Community singing and refreshments followed. A. T. Keough, commander of the local post, presided and introducec the speakers. R. E. Harmon is post adjutant. LASH THREE FOR BREAK ATTEMPT Prison Authorities Hunt for Two Others Who Made Their Getaway. CANON CITY, Colo., April 17. (/P)--Six lusty lashes, applied to bare.backs of three convicts who failed in an effort to escape the Colorado state penitentiary, ended the episode as far as they were concerned, but prison officials pushed a search today for two others who managed to get away. The three, William Crosby, Marvin Green and Roy McVey, were captured soon after the quintet armed with an improvised knife, marched Joe Moschetti, labor overseer, through aii open gate of the prison late yesterday and attemptec to flee. The other two were Claud Reeves who was believed to have fled in t stolen motor car, and Raymond Perry. Shortly after McVey, Green and Crosby were returned to the prison they were taken to a storeroom for the flogging. The whip, a leather strap eight inches wide and a hall inch thick, attached to a wooden handle, was applied by Jim Pate, husky Negro guard. Each prisoner later promised to behave. Warden Roy Best said these were the first whippings at the institutions in several years. An Emperor's Stipend. The salary of Emperor Kang-teh of Manchukuo is ?1,750,000 a year. A fair wage as things go, but Amer- cans will naturally ask what bonus goes with it--Boston Transcript. 1 MILE/ft// with every mile you buy/ 5 a mile each way foe round trip in coaches -- 10- day limit. «- t m i l e one w«y la ·*» eokchei. ( AuoeachwKr for round trip in sleeping and pfttior art -- 10-d*y limit «!/ f i mile etch WIT for ·* /2* round trip in sleep- Inic ind parlor cars--6- couth return limit. 3.1 mile one wir in sleep* ** it* and parlot cu*. And One-third reduction in sleeping tod pulor car choree*. -that's how the new low rail fares company ilasfyearr's No special or excursion fare, this--it's the regular round trip coach fare, good any day, on any train--with a 10-day return limit. All other fares are drastically cut, too. And the Pullman surcharge has been abolished entirely-you save a full one-third on your berth or parlor car seat. No wonder people are rail travel minded as never before! Going anywhere soon? For complete travel information apply to our ticket agent. P. D. GUSTAFSON, Agent Phone 109 CHICAGO NORTHWESTERN Ry. Back To Natural Grace and Youth ... SHOES Smartly Priced SEE COMPROMISE ON DIRECT LOANS 3 Way Collision of Plans to Be Ironed Out to Settle Bank Problem. WASHINGTON, April 17. l Out of a three way collision of plans for direct federal loans to industry there emerged today a compromise likely to receive President Roosevelt's blessing. The tangle occurred when Eugene Black, governor of the federal reserve, board, Jesse Jones, chairman of the RFC, and Senator Glass (D., Va.) all offered the senate banking committee differing proposals to the same end. Glass and Black, however, sought today the chief executive's approval for a bill agreed upon ' between themselves for five year loans through the federal reserve system. Both Are Confident. Both were confident of the president's indorsement The reserve system would have a capital of about $300,000,000 for making the loans, half of which would be provided by the treasury, the other half by the reserve banks. In effect, the reserve system would be authorized to discount five year paper presented by banks or other financial institutions, with the latter taking 20 per cent of the risk. Loans direct to industrial enterprises could be made by the reserve banks, however, under extraordinary circumstances where other credit was not available. 13 Credit Banks. Black first proposed to set up a system of 12 credit banks 'Under the reserve board to make the five year loans, capitalized with money furnished by the treasury. Glass countered with a plan for the reserve banks to make the loans from their surplus, without the use of federal funds. Jones' plan, still pending before the banking committee, would permit that agency to make direct loans to industry. WIRrSCHARGES BRANDED FALSE (Continued From Page 1 control his decisions?" Chairman Buhvinkle asked Miss Barrows. "We did not," she answered. She, Miss Kneeland and Miss Tayor said there had been no statement about President Roosevelt be- ng "only the Kerensky of this revolution." Wirt in Audience. Dr. Wirt was present in the huge audience. Now and again there was aughter as the witnesses depicted Him. on the night in question as having monopolized the conversa- ~ ~ ' - ^ Republicans on the committee lost attempts to have him called again, and for summoning of Tugwell, Secretary Wallace and others. Miss Barrows gave a detailed account of what she called "mysterious" conferences Mrs. Wirt had obtained with her prior to the Indiana educator's testimony last week. Quotes Mrs. Wirt. She quoted the wife of Dr. Wirt as having told her he was "determined" that neither she nor Robert Bruere, another guest at the dinner, should be called to testify. On one visit- to her home, Miss Others 51.95 Sizes 3 fo 10 Widths AAA to C Just jn time for early summer wear and just the thing for club Installation and drfn work! This beautiful white shoe will convince you that you need not pay more to be perfectly fitted! 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"Again I said, "But why all the mystery," No direct answer' to this query was recorded. Committee Members. Members of the committee of inquiry were Chairman Bulwinkle (D-N. Car.) and Representatives O'Connor (D-N. Y.), Arnold (D- Hl.), Lehlbach (R-N. J.) and Mc- G'-gin (R-Kans.). Dr. Wirt declined to talk with those present, insisting he was on b-nd merely to see and hear. Wives and daughters of house members filled the front rows. Some read newspapers while another read a popular novel. Mrs. Anna Roosevelt Dall, the president's daughter, took a seat in the reserved section. Not far away was Mrs. Edith Nourse Rogers, republican congresswoman from Massachusetts. Delayed by Dispute. Delay was caused by a committee dispute over admission into the record of telegrams defending the war record of Dr. Wirt, a Gary. Ind., educator. Bulwinkle had reminded Reed that the committee already had dismissed Wirt, but Reed insisted that since the last hearing it had been charged on the floor that Dr. Wirt had 'fbeen jailed." "That matter wa_s closed yesterday,"' ~B\5vn£$le sai8,-^eferfiBg' fo an apology he made in the house for having said Wirt was jailed during the war for pro-German activities. Bulwinkle told his colleagues he had been misinformed. 'I know the chairman apologized in a very manly way," Reed said, adding, however, that he wished to insert in the record telegrams attesting to Wirt's character and showing that he had not been jailed. Vote Down Motion. The democrats, asserting the telegrams had no place in the record, voted down a Lehlbach motion lo put them there. Then McGugin moved that "the remainder of the people named by Dr Wirt be called before the committee." He named them as "Professor Rexford Guy Tug-well, Professor Milburn Wilson, Dr. Robert Kohn, Dr. Frederick C. Howe, Henry Wallace and General Westervelt." Democrats voted down that motion,, too, although McGugin referred to Howe as a "defender of anarchists." Tugwell is expected this Saturday night to take notice of assertions made by Wirt. He will address the convention of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Miss Barrows then took the stand. Lehlbach in Charges. Before questioning began, Lehlbach said Wirt should be given "justice" but the committee voteu down his motion to let the eduqa- tor return to the stand to refute the charges of pro-German activities by him in the war. McGugin contended Secretary Ickes, Harry L. Hopkins and directors of the Tennessee valley authority had diverted public funds for illegal purposes, in demanding that they be called. Although McGugin said he was ready to prove his allegations, Bulwinkle ruled these were not in the scope of the investigation. Film Studio Saves Body of Karl Dane From Potter's Field HOLLYWOOD, April 17. The studio that lifted Karl Dane from obscurity to film prominence today saved his body from Potter's Field. Officials of Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer called the county morgue, where Dane's body has been since his suicide Saturday night, to say arrangements were being made for the actor's funeral. Will Represent Kossuth. WESLEY, April 17.--Miss Fredrica Girres, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Girres, north of town, was chosen to represent Kossuth county in a contest to determine the state's two outstanding club 4-H members for the year. The two winners are awarded a trip with expenses paid to the annual national 4-H club camp in Washington in June. Walkout of Filling Station Attendants Sought in Cleveland CLEVELAND, April 17. UK--A call was issued today for a strike of from 1,500 to 2,000 filling station attendants in greater Cleveland, in the latest outbreak of labor difficulties in Ohio, which already have affected more than 5,000 workers. Leaders of a Cleveland local of the gasoline station operators union announced its members voted 1,414 to 30 early today to walk out because their employers had made no reply to demands a week ago for union recognition and provisions for collective bargaining through the union. The strike is aimed at 20 major distributing companies. Independent operators who own their own stations are exempted from the call. INSULL WILL NOT TALK BUSINESS Reads Statement Made in Chicago by Counsel for Creditors. ABOARD THE S. S. EXILONA AT CATANIA, Sicily, April 17. UK --Samuel Insult, Sr., said today it would not be wise for him to talk on business affairs at this time. He read with interest the statement made yesterday at Chicago by Lewis F. Jacobson, counsel for petitioning creditors in the bankruptcy case filed against Middle West Utilities company, the old Insull organization now in equity receivership. Jacobson · said: "Samuel Insull may have been the greatest financial criminal in the world or the greatest fool, but I believe that before he dies he may talk and help his creditors who invested millions of dollars in his empire. Challenge to Insull. "This is a challenge and an opportunity for Insull. He may even help in the reorganization of the company through making possible further recovery of the assets of the companies." Shown this statement, Insull replied: "No, I prefer not to give my reaction Just now. It is very interesting, but I think any comment I might make should be reserved for later." Berry's Busy Day. This was Burton Y. Berry's busy day in his job of guarding Insull. While the Exilona put in to Catania to take on freight. Berry, Istanbul American embassy official, stalked Insull everywhere in the fear he might attempt to leave the ship. The chase of the grinning old captive led from deck., to. saloon, r cabin~t6'deck--and back again. The Exilona, bearing Insull back to the United States for trial, reached Catania at 7:30 o'clock this morning, traveling at reduced speed to avoid arriving before daybreak. No Night Stops.' The captain said that, as a precautionary measure, the Exilona would not put into port at night at any stop during the month-long journev. The fact he was not allowed to jo ashore did not prevent Insull's sending in a big bag of mail. He had been toiling over it since the departure from Smyrna, Turkey. Apparently the former Chicagoan wanted to get the letters aboard the Rex, sailing from Genoa, Italy, April 19, so that they reach New York well ahead of their author. SAY "INFLUENCE" OFFERED IN DEAL (Continued From Page D Lindbergh was originally named, but declined to serve. The inquiry was decided upon after a dozen fatalities accompanied the army's taking over of the airmail. Get Prompt Attention. As the army air corps investigators sat down at the war department for their first meeting, President Roosevelt's demand for a national aviation policy was getting prompt attention on capitol hill. The president, in conferring at the white house yesterday with three congressional leaders, told them he wanted: First: A. commission named by congress to outline a national aviation policy, and Second: Speedy enactment of pending airmail legislation in order to free airmail awards quickly from any contact with politics. The men to whom he spoke were Senator McKellar (D., Tenn.) chairman of the senate postoffice committee, Representative Mead (D., N. Y.), holding the same chairmanship in the house, and Chairman Black (D., Ala.) of the senate's airmail investigating committee. To Bring Up Bill.. McKellar said he planned to bring up the senate airmail bill today and that probably it would be amended to provide for the study leading to a national aviation formula. Dern meanwhile asked the committee to point out the lessons taught by the army's mail carrying experience. "I am not one of those who advocate a greatly increased military establishment," he added later, "but I do think that our air force as well as all other branches of the army should be second to none in modern equipment and training. "I invite you to inquire how we are prepared in this respect." Rents Pool Hall. BURT, April 17.--H. A. Whitehill rented his pool hall to H. M. Scharff of Fort Dodge, who will move here and take possession this week. Mr. Whitehill, past 80, will retire. BLAINE FONERAL TO BE THURSDAY Death Removes Gne of Most Colorful Leaders in Wisconsin. BOSCOBEL, Wis., April 17. W-The death of John J. Elaine, who succumbed to pneumonia at his' home here last night, has removed one of the most colorful figures in Wisconsin political history. A director of the Reconstruction Finance corporation at the time of his death, Elaine, who was 58 years old, had previously served as United States senator and had been governor of JOHN J. BLAINE his home state three times. Funeral services have been tentatively set for Thursday. Follows Relapse. His death, following a relapse, occurred 10 daya after he contracted a cold while working with officials of the KFC in Madison and was brought to his home here. Elaine was one of the outstanding political figures of the state for more than a quarter century. He was one of the "old guard" in the progressive republican faction headed by the late Senator Robert M. LaFollette, Sr. Rose to Mayor. From the minor office of clerk in the village of .Montfort, where he first established a law. office in 1896, Elaine became mayor of Bcs- cobel, a member of the state senate, attorney general of Wisconsin, governor and United States senator. Survivors include his widow and a daughter, Mrs. Don Farris of Madison. GOVERNOR AND 8 OTHERS INDICTED Langer Accused in Probe of North Dakota Political Fund Raising. FARGO, N. Dak., April 17. Nine persons, including- Gov. William A. Langer, were named in indictments returned here late Monday by a federal grand jury which conducted an investigation into allegations government relief, workers were forced to contribute to political funds. Governor Langer was removed as head of federal relief activities in North Dakota several weeks ago after Washington officials asserted preliminary investigation had revealed relief workers were forced to contribute to the support of "The Leader," administration newspaper. "Politically Inspired." Terming the charges "politically inspired," Langer denied them and said he would welcome the investigation. Others named in the indictments, which charge conspiracy to violate federal statutes, are Oscar Chaput, business manager of "The Leader;" State Senator Oscar Erickson of Kidder county, listed as publisher of the paper: State Highway Commissioner Frank A. Vogel; Harold McDonald, solicitor for the Leader; R. A. Kinzer and Joseph Kinzer; Paul J. Yeater and G- A. Hample. Violation "of Statute. One of the offenses cited in the indictments was alleged violation of a statute making it an offense for cne federal employe to solicit funds from another federal worker. Whether this statute covers all the persons indicted was not immediately learned. After announcing the indictments, the jury, which began its deliberations last week, recessed until May ft. Those Indicted face trial at the next term of federal court in Bismarck. Ping-Pong Semi-Finals and Finals Scheduled The semifinals and finals of the Mason City ping-pong tournament will be played at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday night in the' Y. M. C. A. Dr. Draper Long and Layson Connett and Doug Weaver and E. A. Engler will be paired in the semifinals, the winners of these matches meeting in the finals. Bleachers have been put up in the banquet room so that all who attend may see all of the play. Among the Odds and Ends. France, going in for a housecleaning, may discover tucked away somewhere a forgotten bill from Uncle Sam.--Oakland Tribune. FACTOR MUST GO OVER TO ENGLAND Faces Prosecution for His Alleged $7,000,000 Coup in Mining Stocks. CHICAGO, April 17. yR-- His attorneys objecting in vain, John Factor was held by the government today to await a presidential warrant which would send him back to England for trial as the alleged perpetrator of a gigantic mining stock fraud. Federal Judge Philip L. Sullivan dismissed a habeas corpus writ and ordered his detention. While United States marshals were preparing to take him to the Sycamore, El., county jail, his attorneys succeeded in arranging for Factor to remain in custody at a Chicago hotel. ' He had done his job of testifying for the state against the four Touhy gangsters sentenced to prison for kidnaping him. The state made no further effort today to defer his extradition to London, where lie must face a trial for an alleged $7,000,000 coup in mining stocks. Technically, the charge against the erstwhile Chicago barber is that of receiving money he knew to have been obtained fraudulently by his Broad Street Press, Ltd., an investment house. The only way to keep from being annoyed by a howling dog is to own the dog. -- Midwest Review. GENUINE ALEMITE-ING Bieth-Johnson Auto Service 124 S. Delaware Phone 765 COLD STORE YOUR FURS It's Nature's method of keeping them in perfect condition during the heated season. Our fur rooms are carried at correct temperatures and humidity to insure best results. 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