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·''LOU E F! S M C I , ! £ .. i ; r o r i . - , . North Iowa's nortn lowas M£JL DAILY PAPER W Edited for the Home --- ·THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOKTU IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME EDITION VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 164 lowans in Washington Ifs Tourist Time in Capital; Many See Sights. By DONALD McGUIKE ' A S H I N G T O N ' April 18. (-Tilt's tourist time in Washington. Long lines of sightseers, headed by guides, d a i l y w i n d t h r o u g h t h e t o r t u o u s corridors of the capitol, stop to- watch the senate struggle with the tariff bill, then go on to the house chamber, along the route stopping to hear lectures on pictures, statues and other sights. Cherry blossom time, observed for the first time with a formal festi' val, brings additional thousands to the banks of the Potomac to view the white-mantled trees. In the congressional office buildings, each senator and representative stops frequently in his work to greet friends from home. Protests Consolidation. Sights aren't the only things that bring people ,to Washington, however. From Iowa last week came General M. A. Tinley of Council Bluffs to protest against proposed consolidation of the Omaha and Council Bluffs mail terminals. Another visitor was Dr. F. L. Williams, head of the Des Moines veterans hospital, who conferred with General Frank Hines, head of the veterans bureau. Over in the department of agriculture every day is Iowa day as the Hawkeye state natives gather for work. Many Other lowans. Besides the fact that Secretary Wallace and many of his chief assistants are lowans, there is a large number from the state sprinkled through Jist, the department employe As an example,,,in. the corn-hog section of the'AAA, at least seven known lowans are employed. Prof A. G. Black, formerly of Iowa State college, heads the section. Among his employes are-Cecil A. Johnson of Webster City, Clarence Pechacek of Sioux City, W. O. Fraser of Des Moines, Arthur Thompson of Ames Katherine Shea of Sioux City and Ralph Moyer of Fairfield. Secretary Wallace finds himsel: with so many side duties as a result of his administration of the AAA along with the routine work of the department that he makes no effort to answer all the questions put to him in press conferences. Must Call in Assistants. He frequently refers the ques tioners to others in more direc charge. Chester Davis, administra tor of AAA, is one of the chie spokemen, and he frequently in turn refers the questions to others hear ing the special sections. Seth Thomas of Fort Dodge, solicitor o the department, is called upon ti give his views on legal question: put by the newsmen. Secretary Ickes, who handles thi huge business of the Public Work administration along with the in terior department, is another whc must call upon his assistants t answer questions. Esther Friesth of Humboldt former Iowa 4-H club champion and a prominent Iowa State colleg co-ed, is in Washington working or one of the First national 4-H cltf fellowships. She will 'complete a thesis Ou home economics and probably will return Iowa sometime in July. Report Saving on County Road Bonds AMES, April 18. UP)--The state highway commission has reported an annual saving of $174,870 interest and 5240,836 in premiums through refinancing of county primary road bonds. Refinancing of 515,037,000 in bonds has just been completed under the direction of the commission in 50 Iowa counties. PLAN U.S. AID FOR HOME BUILDERS Doctor and Nurse Who Treated Dillinger Held 2 CHARGED WITH GIVING HELP TO INDIANAOUTLAW Arch Felon Blamed for Robbery of Bank in Louisiana. MINNEAPOLIS, April IS. UP)--A physician and nurse, charged with treating the elusive John Dillinger, arch felon, after he was wounded in a machine gun fight with authori- :iea March 31, were held on bonds of $25,000 today. Specific charges against Dr. Clayton B. May and Mrs. Gurnlath LaDelle were conspiracy to harbor a fugitive. They were arraigned before United States Commissioner W. T. Goddard in St. Paul. Identification Made. Though admitting they had statements from the physician and nurse and an identification from them that the man Dr. May treated was Dillinger, authorities declined to disclose the probable extent of the desperado's wounds. The state law requires physicians to report all cases of gunshot wounds to authorities. Dillinger was shot in his flight from the third floor of the apartment in which he had hidden with others of his new mob. Evelyn Frechette, his girl friend, now in custody in Chicago, escaped with him. Found Bloodstains. Bloodstains later attested to the fact that he was wounded · before fleeing. Two weeks ago it was known federal operatives were seeking a Minneapolis physician who had treated Dillinger. It was understood Dillinger came to the physician's office unannounced with the explanation he had suffered the wound ac- j cidentally. It was reported the physician had received $500 for treating the roan sought throughout the country by the federal government. Robbed by Armed Band. SHREVEPORT, La., April 18. « --The bank of Montgomery, in Grant Parish, 85 miles south of Shreveport, was robbed by an armed band this morning and the bank president said he believed the gang was led by John Dillinger, notorious outlaw. The gang invaded the bank at 9:30 a. m., armed with a machine gun, seized cash and fled in a car, heading north toward Shreveport. L. D. Wardlaw, president of the bank, a'dvised local authorities that the bandits were led by a man whose features tallied with those of Dillinger, whose picture -was hangtag on the wall of the bank at the time of the robbery. Wardlaw said the amount of loot was not immediately determined. DOG HERO SAVED FROM DEATH Pal O'Cragsman, national champion airedale, cocked liis ears and wagged bis tall at Topeka, Kans., when he heard that-administrators of the estate of his mistress, Mrs. Rolla J. Parker, had decided not to abide by her dying wish that he be chloroformed after her death. Dr. Charles W. Bower, veterinarian who had Pal in custody, Is shown congratulating, the winner of scores of blue ribbons on the change In his fate. He Is to be kept from harm until a good home Is.found for him.. (Associated Press Photo). 3K* Wea FORECAST IOWA: Partly cloudy and cooler preceded by showers in the southeast portion early Thursday night. Thursday {air; cooler in the south central and extreme cast portions. MINNESOTA: Generally fair, colder in west and south portions Wednesday night; Thursday fair. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning: Maximum Tuesday "II Minimum in Night -»8 At 8 A. M. Wednesday fil Rainfall Trace CLEW FOUND IN LINDBERGH CASE "Jafsie" Called to Boston to View Photo Thought to Be of "John." BOSTON, April Marshal John J. 18. CtB--U. S. Murphy today asked New York federal authorities tp have Dr. John F. "Jafsie" Condon, ransom conveyor in the Lindbergh kidnaping case, come here to view a photograph believed to be that of the mysterious "John" who received the ransom money. Marshal Murphy declined to divulge where the photograph had been obtained. The request that Dr. Condon come here was forwarded to the U. S. marshal at New iork. Dr. Condon gave ?50,OCO to the stranger in a New York cemetery in what was to have been a step toward ultimate return of the child to its parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh. The finding of the Reveal Plot in France of 'Red'Revolt Trotzky Hoped to Use February Riots to Set Up Rule. PARIS, April 18. UP)--A. sensational plot by Leou Trotzky to use the February riots to set up his own dictatorship in France by a red revolution was revealed in his party organ, authorities disclosed today. A revolution by "armed workers' militia" was urged, they said, in a manifesto issued by the exiled former Russian leader after the fatal rioting in the streets of Paris on Feb. 6. "The two forces have just measured swords," the manifesto said. "War Has Begun." "War has begun between thorn. There is no possible peace, but in a fight to th« death. In the street, by force, will be decided the future." The manifesto urged "a vast workers' alliance of all proletarian bodies and the organization of a workers' militia without delay." As a result of the new disclosures of the political activity of Trotzky, the government was expected to speed its moves for his expulsion, ordered yesterday. Secret service police revealed that several days of grace have been granted Trotzy for his search in an attempt to find a country willing to accept him. "Not Pushing Him." "We are not pushing him." one member of the secret service said, despite the increasing information gathered regarding his plans for his "fourth international." "One cannot condemn him to death," this official said. "That is what his immediate departure would mean. We are letting him find a haven." Another official declared that re' ports Trotzky is considering the United States and Spam are "mere guesswork." Appeals to Turkey. ' ANKARA, Turkey, April 18. UP)-Unconfirmed reports said today that SIX POLICEMEN BEATEN BY MOB 500 Negroes Stage Riot in Protest at Closing of Cult. DETROIT, April IS (-T)--Six police men were beaten and trampled this morning when they attempted to disperse a mob of Negro men, women and children, estimated by police to number 500, that had gathered to protest the closing of the "University of Islam," a negro cult. Twenty persons, including Police Inspector William Rick, commander of the central station, and five other policemen, were given first aid treatment at police headquarters. None was injured seriously. The mob first gathered in Clinton street and, after 15 minutes of fist fighting-, was dispersed. A few minutes later, the fighting was resumed in front of police headquarters. A riot squad of 50 policemen finally scattered the demonstrators by using night sticks. Some of the women in the crowd had babies in their anus. Others led small children by the hand. Apparently, the crowd had gathered to attend the arraignment in recorder's court of 14 instructors in the "University of Islam," who were arrested Monday night in a raid on the cult headquarters. The fighting started, police said, when a large Negro identified as one of the cult leaders shouted "get the coppers." BRANDS AIRMAIL SUITS ATTEMPT "TOEVADELAW" Crowley Says Action Is One Against U. S. Government. WASHINGTON, April 18. UB-- Karl A. Crowley, solicitor of the postoffice department, today characterized ainnail suits against Postmaster General Farley as "a weak effort to evade the law which says that the United States government cannot be sued without Its consent." Four aviation companies whose airmail contracts were rir.celltd today asked the District of Columbia supreme court to enjoin Jamts A. Farley from enforcing the cancellation order and to award thsin damages. The exact amount of the damages sought was not specified. Attorneys said the companies had not yet been able to calculate their losses. The companies were Boeing Air Transport, Inc.; National Air Transport, Inc.; Pacific Air Transport and Varney Airlines. Give Farley 20 Days. The court gave Farley 20 days to show cause why the injunction should not be granted. Crowley pointed out that Transcontinental and Western Air's efforts to obtain a similar injunction failed in a New York Federal cour BecausT'jt'wSr'drfect'e'd''against th, government. The federal govern ment cannot be sued without its own consent. Meanwhile, senate airmail inves tigators heard Mark L. Requa, Cal ifornia republican national com mitteeman, deny he had volunteered to call former Postmaster General Walter F. Brown "on the carpet" in 1931 in the interest of century air lines. He likewise denied he had sought aid for the company from President Hoover. Volunteered to Aid. Chairman Black (D-Ala.) yesterday read the committee letters which said Requa, a close friend of Hoover, had volunteered his aid to the company in obtaining an opportunity to bid for an airmail contract. Black today read into the record more communications between officials of the Century Air Lines, referring to Requa's friendship with former President Hoover and his purported disagreement with Brown's airmail policy in 1931. Requa, in reply, said he did assure Young he would do his best to obtain favorable consideration of the Century company. Lay Aside Flans. The house postoffice committee, meantime, agreed to lay aside its own permanent airmail legislation and report to the house soon a bill HELD AS FORGERY GANG MEMBER Jerome L. Goldberg, sought for months as a member of the notorious "Franks forgery gang" ot New York and Florida, Is shown with his wife In Cleveland as he awaited arraignment on a charge of assisting in the embezzlement of $131,000 from u. national bank in Jacksonville, Fla. Found living quietly as a grocer, Goldberg said he had been "going straight." (Associated Press I'hoto). Samuel Insull Poses but Talk for Movies PRESIDENT WILL URGE MORTGAGE COMPANY SETUP Decides on Half Billion Works Fund for Next Fiscal Year. WASHINGTON. April 18. (.B- President Roosevelt was expected in ongressional quarters today soon o recommend establishment of "fed- ral mortgage associations" to lend o individuals wonting to construct r modernize their homes. Coincident with house approval of :he agreement with the senate on ederal guarantee of $2,000,000.000 f home loan bonds, Representative Smith (D., Wash.) told reporters de- ails of the latest administration ilan for stimulating employment through the market for building ma- erials. The senate lias yet to act befoiv he home loan board guarantee goes o the white house. Reported by Sniitli. As reported by Smith, the new )lan would allow construction loan? ip to 80 per cent of the value of Jie mortgaged property and run for 20 years at 0 per cent. Homo modernization loans would bear the same interest, be limited to L $200 minimum and 52,000 maximum, for repayment over 10 years on monthly or quarterly bases. The plan embraces a "federal mutual mortgage insurance corporation" to insure mortgages covering the property on which loans would be made by the federal associations. The latter would have $5,000,000 federal capital each, with, power to issue bonds up to 15 times the cap' ' ' child's body not far from the New Leon Trotzky, Russian^exUe who has Jersey home of the Lindberghs TM later revealed that whoever received the money could not have fulfilled his part of the bargain. North Iowa Counties Join in Work-Relief DES MOINES. April 18. U')-Warren, Wayne. Winnebago, Winne- shick and Worth counties agreed to join the Iowa work-relief program after conferences with state emergency relief officials here. Polk county also decided to join. been ordered out of France, had telegraphed a request to the Turkish government for permission to return to the island of Prinkipo, his former haven. It was said Trotzky promised he would not interest himself in political affairs should Turkey permit him to return. lowiin Dies of Injuries. CEDAR RAPIDS, April 18. (.T)-Howard Drach, 21, Martelle, died in a hospital here of injuries he suffered last Saturday in an automobile accident near here. IOWA CITY VOTES FOR LIGHT PLANT Municipal Construction Wins at City Election by 145 Votes. IOWA CITY, April 18. (iP--By a narrow margin of 145 ballots, the voters of Iowa City today had placed their approval on the con- structon of a municipal electric light plant here. The final unofficial count of the special election held yesterday was 2,955 for the municipally owned utility to 2,810 against. Although the election empowers the city council to build the plant, the cost of which is estimated at $917,000, it does not compel the council to do so. Another battle over the issue is expected at a meeting of the council Thursday night when it will consider the question. to give President Roosevelt the commission he wants to make a broad study of aviation policies. Chairman Mead (D-N. Y.) of the house committee said the new bill would be ready for house action "in the next two or three days." After Requa finished his testimony before the senate committee, T. E. Braniff, president of Braniff Airways, an Oklahoma company, was questioned about meetings of independent operators at Kansas City in 1931. Watched Closely on* Second Stop of His Trip to U. S. ABOARD THE S. S. EX1LONA AT MILAZZO, Sicily, April 18. i.l') --Samuel Insull has softened his at- :itude to\vard photographers, but he still isn't ready to talk for the films. It was only a day or so ago that 16 angrily muttered "this mug is my own" when cameramen clamored for pictures. Today, however, as :he Exilona put in at Milazzo to take on 80 tons of olive oil, he altered his stand. He agreed to pose for photographs, but it was "nothing doing" ;o all entreaties that he "say something" for movie sound appara- is. The Exilona arrived at Milazzo at 7:30 a. m. after a leisurely voyage from Catania. On this, the second stop since the ship left Turkey to return the former utilities financier to America for trial, Insull was watched closely. Ship's officers joined Burton Y. Berry of the Istanbul American embassy staff in taking care that the aged captive did not work some scheme to give them the slip and escape to shore. Insull gave them no reason for alarm. He was up early and watched loading operations for more than an hour. Then he retired to the salon and read ft novel. Two Week Strike of Coal Miners in Iowa Nears End of Course DES MOINES, April 18. UP)--Developments today indicated that the two week strike of Iowa coal miners will have run its course by tomorrow morning. Local unions in Lucas, Monroe and Marion counties were back in the pits this morning following conferences yesterday. The 15 unions in Polk county were to decide whether they shall join the back-to-work parade. Midwest Officials of Howe Owners Loan Company Will Meet WASHINGTON, April 18. UP)-State and district officials and the appraisal and local staffs of the Home Owners' Loan corporation in Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Misouri Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan will meet in Chicago on April 39 and 20 at the invitation of the American Institute of Appraisers. TINKHAM CLAIMS STUDIED AT TRIAL Subpoenas Issued for His Speeches and Letters About Cannon. WASHINGTON, April IS. (JV- At the request of the defense in the trial of Bishop James Cannon, Jr., subpoenas were issued today for letters and speeches made by Representative Tinkham (R. Mass.) demanding that the Southern Methodist churchman be prosecuted. Tinkham was the first to say publicly that Bishop Cannon had not reported all the contributions he received in 1928 to oppose the presidential candidacy of Alfred E. Smith. The bishop and Miss Ada L. Burroughs are on trial in District of Columbia supreme court on a charge of conspiracy to violate the federa' corrupt practices act by failure to report to the clerk of the house al of $65,300 received from Edwin C Jameson. New York insurance executive. Tinkham made his assertions on the floor* of the house and later repeated them outside after a challenge from Cannon. The bishop sued for ?500',000 DEFICIT GREATER THAN LAST YEAR Figure at End of 9 Months and Half Exceeds AH 1933 Fiscal Year. WASHINGTON, April IS. UP)-The treasury deficit for the fisca year ending June 30 today reached 53,072,988,066, exceeding the def- cit for the entire fiscal year of 1933. This figure is for nine months and 10 days. Mid-April financing involving the retirement of $1,250,000,000 in securities, and the issuance of new treasury bonds operated to push up the deficit more than $300,000,000 n one business day. A principal factor in the sudden lump was a .$300,000,000 purchaS' or bonds for the sinking fund whicl for the fiscal year must total S-1SS, 121,500. It stood todav at $351,976, 000. Has Cash Balance. Despite the huge refunding oper ation which resulted in an expend! ture item on the treasury statemen on its cash basis on April 16 o $1,032,508,800 on the public debt, the treasury still carried a cash balanc of $4,581,983,595. This figure, how ever, included $2,810,633,000 of pro fit on dollar devaluation. The deficit on the corresponding day last year was $2.367,053,592. A the end of the fiscal year on Juc 30, 1933, it reached $3,063,256,884 The entire refunding operation fo the middle of April, when a billion in called fourth liberties had to met either through exchange fo the new treasury 3!-i bonds or ii cash, has not yet been disclosed on treasury books. But on April 16, 5988,206,547 was placed in the public debt column. Near March Jtate. April spending is holding close to the March rate in the emergency category. The emergency outlays in the first 16 days of April were $246,639,000 as "against $241.059,000 in the same March period but the huge sinking fund purchase pushed routine expenditures in April to $398,364,000 as compared with $110,849.000 in March. The mid-April treasury statement put total expenditures for the fiscal year at $5,493,008,448 of which $3,107.604,765 were emergency outlays. The sinking fund is the amount fixed by law for public debt retirement. The treasury purchases outstanding obligations to the amount required and cancels them. Three Killed in Iowa. DES MOINES, April 18. i.T'-- Three persona were killed and 237 injured in industrial accidents in Iowa during- March, a report of Frank Wenig, state industrial commissioner showed. ital, a'il'DMaV'tplSe^osereOy the insurance corporation. ' 'The Home Loan bank board would charter the association. Public Works Fund. Tlio president and Ills aides dr- cided upon a $500,000,000 appropriation for public works for the new fiscal year beginning July 1. Secretary Ickca, public works administrator, upon 'leaving- the while house, told reporters that $200,000,000 would be used for continuing during the coming year existing projects initiated under the $3,300,000,000 program. The remaining $300,000,000 will be used for new projects. The $500,000,000 will be earmarked in the general lump sum relief appropriation to be asked shortly from congress. Secretary Wallace, whose department is in charge of public road construction, participated in the white house conference. Rejects MeLeocl Bill. President Roosevelt definitely cast aside today the McLeod bill for payment of depositors in closed banks in shaping up the administration's program for an early conclusion of congress. He is confident of a satisfactory compromise on the tax revision bill and there are hints that the publicity of tax returns proposal approved by the senate may be modified to a'llow for executive action. Mr. Roosevelt wants some form of legislation to provide for labor mediation in place of the present Wagner labor board established by executive order. On General Principles. A bill containing the general principles of the measure proposed by Senator Wagner (D. N. Y.) will be (Turn to Pnfto 2, Column 4) Favorite Poems T HE chosen poems of the American reading public, selected by a. nationwide canvass through leading newspapers, have been compiled into a handy 48 page booklet for popular distribution. This is the first collection of popular poems ever made by the judgment of the whole reading public. The poems are those actually closest to the hearts of the American people. In- close 10 cents in coin to cover cost and handling charges. 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