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M I 9 M(.M D E P T OF I Oft A Vorfft Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home --·-« "TUB NEWSrAPJEIl THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGUBOUS" HOME EDITION VOL. XL F1VK CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEKVtCE MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 165 Fears Were Groundless Rainey Victory Primary Cheers Democrats. in By HERBERT PLUMMER · A S H I N G T O N , April 19. UPl-- T h e smashing victory of Speaker Rainey in the democratic primary of Illinois, in which he led his opponent by a 5 to. 1 vote, proved his fears prior to the election were groundless. T h e s i l v e r haired dean of the house had declared that an effort was being made by "Wall street money" to defeat him for re-election because of his ardent support of the "new deal." Yet. from a national standpoint, Rainey's participation in tie-largest off-year democratic primary vote in Illinois for 50 years takes on added significance. Politicians generally agree that the impressive showing made by the democrats in Illinois is indicative of what will happen in the general elections there in November. If their estimate is correct, then Rainey enjoys a position that is about all he could desire. Battle for Leadership. It is no secret that a battle over the leadership of the house for the next congress is being waged in some quarters. It's all undercover, of course. Had Kainey shown signs of weakness in his bid for re-election in Illinois, certain forces in the house undoubtedly would have redoubled their efforts .to strengthen their positions. As it is, however, not only did he score a decisive personal victory at the polls, but he participated in an all-around triumph for his party. He will find himself at the begin- ntag of .the seventy-fourth congress, therefore," in much the" same situation he enjoyed at the beginning of the present congress when he was elected speaker. He will have the all-important right of seniority, a determining factor in the choice of speaker. In addition, the fact that he comes from the middle west will be as important as it was when he was chosen before. "Sitting Pretty." Democratic house losses in the congressional elections this year are expected to be in the north and west. The south is being counted on to present a solid democratic front even though there may be changes in present personnel. Southern states, therefore, granted that republicans will pick up some seats traditionally their own, probably will exert an even more powerful influence in the seventy- fourth congress than they do in the present. The old cry that the south is getting more than its thare of the spoils doubtless will be raised as it was before. Rainey, already in as speaker and representing the middle west, should hold the whip hand. A move to unseat Byrns of Tennessee as democratic floor leader may crystallize, but as for Rainey-he appears to be "sitting pretty." Ninth Inning Homer Gives Red Sox 5-4 Win Over Senators BOSTON, April 19. (m--Julius "Moose" Bolters, rookie from Baltimore, smacked one of General Crowder's slants over the fence for a homerun in the ninth inning today to give the Red Sox a 5 to 4 victory over Washington in the morning Patriot's day game. The smash came after Solters was in the hole for a 3-2 count, and after he had missed a homerun by inches when he hit Crowder's first offering. The victory was the first for the Red Sox this season and marked the third game of the present series to be won by a one run margin. Wea 'FORECAST IOWA: Fair and somewhat cooler today; probably frost Thursday night; Friday fair. MINNESOTA: Fair, slightly colder in extreme east portion Thursday night; Friday fair, warmer in west and north portions. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 70 Minimum in Night 40 At 8 A. M. Thursday 4'J Kainjtall Trace DILLINGER GANG SOUGHT IN OHIO Borah Seeks Boost in U. S. Beet Sugar Quota COPElMi ASKS SLASH IN QUOTA GIVEN IMPORTS Senate Nears Vote on Jones-Costigan Bill of Control. WASHINGTON, April 19. (;P--A move to increase the continental beet sugar production quota from 1,550,000 to 1,850,000 short tons--to allow up to 300,000 tons for sale to government agencies--was started by Senator Borah (R.-Idaho) today as the senate sought a final vote on the Jones-Costigan sugar control measure. Borah introduced an amendment to exempt 300,000 tons from the beet sugar quota specified in the bill. The total quota thus allowed for the western beet sugar industry would exceed present production. There appeared to be strong support for the amendment. Copeland Amendment. Senator Copeland (D.-N. Y.], who yesterday forced delay in action on amendments until he could prepare proposed changes, offered an amendment to reduce Cuba's refined import quota from 22 per cent to 15 per cent of its entire quota after the present year. His amendment also would give Hawaii and Puerto Rico a refined quota -of 22 per cent of their total quotas for this.yearj.and .37 percent annually thereafter.""" The bil specifies that the Puerto Rican and Hawaiian refined quotas would be based on the present situation. Near Final Action. The senate banking committee approached final action on the stock market control bill with approval of the major sections of the revised measure. After the committee had approved most of the changes made by a subcommittee last week, Chairman Fletcher predicted a final vote on the bill would be reached late today. He said he believed the measure could be taken up in the senate within a few days, so that it could be disposed of before the reciprocal tariff bill is ready. The committee made no important changes today. The revised margin section and the substitute proposal for a separate regulatory commission were approved without formal votes. State Tax on Banks. A bill to permit states to tax national banks was approved today by the house banking committee. Meanwhile, Speaker Rainey told reporters that he personally favored the bill by Representative McLeod (R.-Mich.) to pay off depositors in closed banks but he doubted it would be passed this session. President Roosevelt is opposed to the legislation. The national bank taxing bill stipulates that the state levy must not be higher than that placed on the income or profits of a business institution in the state. Chairman Steag-all of Alabama, author of the measure, said passage would be sought this session. HUNT WOMAN IN MYSTERY DEATH 2 Killed, Many Hurt in Louisiana Storm LAFAYETTE, La., April 19. lip)-At least two persons were killed and others injured in a wind and rain storm which swept through Lafayette parish this morning. LAIOR, SILVER TALKS PUT OFF Conferences at White House Delayed by Pressure of Business. WASHINGTON. April 19. OF)-Pressure of business at the white house and the senate today postponed conferences with President Roosevelt by congressional advocates of silver and labor legislation. The silver conference was set for Saturday while the discussion of the Wagner labor board bill was scheduled for tomorrow. A bus driver's story that Arthur Todd (Inset), wealthy retired businessman, was last seen alighting from his bus with a woman In Norwalk, Conn., was regarded by police as a leading clue in their study of Todd's mysterious drowning in Long Island sound off Bell .island, Conn. A. detective, under coat, demonstrates the position of the body as it was found beneath a retaining wall.-. (Associated Press Photos). F. R. Ready to Talk War Debts Again Little Chance Seen of Getting Together With British. WASHINGTON, April 19. '.«-- President Roosevelt is as ready as ever to renew war debt discussions with Great Britain, but a view to- da}' from an official quarter held little hope for such a parley or any immediate successful settlement. Authorities here noted a demand in London for writing down Britain's debt, made by Sir Herbert Samuel, liberal leader, during a debate in the house of commons on the new budget. For the third successive year it omits any provision for debt payment. Policy Not Altered. It can be stated that Mr. Roosevelt has not altered his policy "that a debtor may at any time approach a creditor with representations concerning the debt and ask for readjustment." The chief executive now has under consideration a message to congress on the war debt situation. It is generally expected that he will confine himself to a factual report on the existing status. In less than two months--June 15 --debt installments totaling ?174,647,000 are due. Great Britain owes $85,670,760 of this total. Small Collections. Treasury officials feel certain of collecting only about one thousandth of the full sum due from all debtors. Finland's June 15 installment is $166,538. Finland is the only debtor nation which has paid in full every time and officials look for her to repeat. That leaves 5174,480,000 in the doubtful category. Responsibile authorities expect at best only a few million in token payments. Cause No Surprise. The British budget omission ol debt payments caused no surprise. In fact President Rooset-elt's budget message to congress last January counted on no foreign debt receipts either in the fiscal current year or the next. Total foreign debt collections in the fiscal year 1933 were ?110,000,000. So far in the 1934 fiscal period they have come to about ?9,000,000. The funded foreign debt totals ?12,352,905,000. FOUR AIR FIRMS ELIGIBLE TO BID Farley Makes Statement as Probers Quiz Howes on Cancelation. WASHINGTON, April 19. (.Pi- Postmaster General Farley told newsmen today the four aviation companies seeking to restrain him from enforcing abrogation of their airmail contracts would be eligible to bid for new contracts if they complied with requirements. Boeing Air Transport, Inc.; National Air Transport, Inc.; Pacific Coast Transport, and Varney Air Lines, . Inc.--all United Aircraft Transportation, Inc. subsidiaries-asked the District of Columbia supreme court yesterday to enjoin Farley from enforcing the cancellation order and to make him pay as yet unspecified damages. Will Open Bids. Bids for flying 21 routes for three months are to be opened by the department at noon tomorrow. Meanwhile, senate airmail investigators questioned W. W. Howes, first assistant postmaster general, about the cancellation. Senator Austin (R.-Vt.) drew from Howes the testimony that Sulliman Evans, fourth assistant postmaster general, was formerly vice president of the American Airways, a subsidiary of the Cord-controlled aviation corporation. Evans has resigned to .take a position in a Baltimore financial firm. Howes Questioned. Howes then was questioned about a Washington conference of airmail contractors called last summer to apportion the cuts necessitated by reduced funds. Howes agreed with Senator Austin (R.-Vt.) that summoning the operators to discuss the problem was "the only decent thing to do." The appropriation for airmail in the 1933-34 fiscal year was approximately $15,000,000, a reduction of nearly 25 per cent, Howes said. Approve Grant of $5,000 to Clinton "Self-Help" Group WASHINGTON, April 19. /T-The federal emergency relief administration announced today approval of a $5,000 grant to the United Producers of America at Clinton, Iowa, ; for a "self-help" co-operative. MARTIAL LAW IN N. D. REQUESTED BY FARM GROUP Action Urged by Holiday Body in Enforcing Moratorium. BISMARCK, N. Dak., April 19. OT) -- Governor William A. Langcr today received a request from the North Dakota Farmers Holiday association that he declare martial law in the state for 30 nays to prevent interference with national guardsmen seeking to enforce the governor's moratorium on mortgage foreclasurcs. The governor took the matter under consideration. The holiday group urged martial law on the ground that this period is particularly critical to the welfare of the farm occupants because seeding is' under way and the difficulty of tenants in obtaining other farms. In 'urging martial law, the Holiday association took cognizance of difficulties experienced in enforcing moratorium proclamation. In Hettinger county three guardsmen were under technical arrest on charges of extortion and assault with deadly weapons as a result of their activities in enforcing the moratorium. The trio dispossessed a renter and restored a farm to the former owner, evicted originally because of -failure to meet mortgage . . . ... Cass county and Richland county farmers holiday members, numbering approximately 500, gathered at Cassclton today determined to prevent Sheriff Peter MacArthur of Fargo from evicting a tenant from a farm on the outskirts of Casselton. Last of Iowa Coal Miners Return to Work After Strike DES MOINES, April 19. (.D--The last of the Iowa striking coal miners were back at work today as about 1,200 miners, members of 15 local unions in Polk, Jasper, Dallas and Boone counties returned to their picks and shovels. The last group of strikers decided to return to work following a conference of 300 representatives in Des Moines yesterday. The strikers protested an executive order reducing hours and raising wages on the grounds that their wages would be less. t LIQUOR INDUSTRY Morgenthau Says Making of Bootleg Still "a Very Husky" Trade. WASHINGTON, April 19. UP-Secretary Morgenthau told reporters today that the manufacture of illicit liquor is still "a very husky industry." He said he planned to "hit and hit it hard." The treasury bead explained the department was "beginning to get interested in the illicit manufacture" of intoxicants because on May 10 the old prohibition unit will be transferred from the justice department to the bureau of industrial alcohol. That is under the treasury. Begin. Seizing Stills. Morgenthau disclosed revenue agents already had started seizing stills and illegal spirits. He said 73 stills were taken last week throughout the country along with 84,000 gallons of spirits and 173,000 gallons of mash valued at 517,000. This illegal business, he said, appears to be "as bad as it ever was." 1,500 on Force. On May 10, the force available to stamp out the illegal liquor trade will total about 1,500, of whom perhaps 750 will have been taken from the justice department. The secretary said rum running from the high seas was considerably less than during the prohibition era. He explained the number of vessels sending liquor into the country from both the Pacific and Atlantic is far less. Long Predicted Shakeup in HOLC Nears Climax Crimnial Charges to* Be Placed Against Unnamed Group. WASHINGTON, April 19. (.Vi-The long predicted shakeup in state branches of the Home OwiTers Loan corporation has been brought to a climax by orders that criminal charges be placed against an unnamed group in both high and low places. The orders were issued by John H. Fahc'y, chairman of the corporation. Authoritative sources revealed today that the accusations include forcing political contributions, misuse of offices for drinking and dancing parties, assessment of fees for approving mortgages, over-appraisals to make large loans possible, and a s'crics of claims by borrowers--under alleged tutelage of officials--that they, were in need when in reality they were not. Charges also have been made that untrained men were placed in technical positions under political pressure. Jtevive Amendment. In one reliable quarter it was said that the charges might result in reviving the Norris amendment to bar political influence in the appointment of corporation officials. The amendment would be a part of a bill, now pending, to guarantee the principal of $2,000,000,000 in home loan bonds. Both President Roosevelt and Fahey have expressed themselves as favoring the amendment. A conference report on the measure, with the Norris amendment deleted, was approved : yesterday by'iient-to the senate'for THUNDERS DEFIANCE 6 Have Resigned. Since Fahey took office there- have been six resignations of state corporation managers, and several more are imminent. Meanwhile, Frank C. Walker, director of the national emergency council, told reporters that he expected an agreement soon on an administration plan to stimulate home building on a nationwide scale. The plan possibly will involve creation of a "federal mutual mortgage insurance corporation." New Dollar Has First Birthday; Future Scanned World of Finance Chiefly Interested in Value Year From Now. By CLAUDE A. .TAGGEK Associated Press Financnl Editor (CtfpyrlK'il, 1934, by The Associated 1'ress.) NEW YORK, April 19.--On this first birthday of the new dollar, the world of finance is chiefly interested in what this dollar is going to look like on its second birthday. The monetary doctors widely agree that the dollar will not buy as much a year from now, as it will today. Whether it will contain less gold, or even some silver, remain mote questions. On Modified Standard. The dollar informally left the gold standard March 4, 1933, when the federal reserve banks ceased redeeming: paper currency with gold. But it was April 19, a year ago, that former Treasury Secretary Woodin announced the dollar was no longer a gold dollar, but a managed dollar. Our monetary unit now finds itself on a modified gold bullion standard --"1934 model," according to Secretary Morgenthau--and stripped from 25.8 grains of gold, nine-tenths fine, to 15 5-21 grains. Under legislation enacted last May, and last January, the president may increase the amount of gold in the dollar a trifle, that is, to 15.48 grains, and may decrease it substantially, in fact to as little as 12.9 grains." Wish to Continue. President Roosevelt and Secretary Morgenthau have made it clear that they wish to continue with the present dollar of 15 5-21 grains for the time being. In the meantime, the silver bloc in congress is agitating for greater monetary use of silver. The administration has been cool to most of the silver proposals, and usually well informed quarters assert that any mandatory silver legislation of ex- (Tuni to rage 6, Column 2;. WlLIiUH GLENN VOLIVA VOLIVA WARNS ZION ENEMIES Buckles on Shooting Irons and Proclaims Himself Two Gun Man. ZION, 111., April 19. LVi--Wilbur Glenn Voliva, proclaiming liimself a ttt-o gun man from away back, buckled on his .shooting irons today and thundered defiance to his foes. To 2,000 persons who crowded Shiloh tabernacle last night, the overseer of the Christian Catholic Apostolic church--who still contends that the world is flat--said: "You people had better watch out for me. Once in Melbourne, Australia, a real mob of 150 men surrounded me and threatened to kill me, but I walked out unharmed. ' Had Keul Fights. "Twenty-five years ago. right here in Zion, we had some real fights. It was nothing to have a dozen shot in a night. Those were the grand old days. I wish we had the same kind of men to fight against nov,-. 'I was brought up as a gunman. When I was a boy I used to carry .ivo guns. I am heavily, armed now, and I'll kill a man at the drop of a hat in self defense. Countless guards, armed to the teeth, surround me. They have orders from me to shoot at a second's warning. Kcal Old Warrior. "I am a real, honest-to-goodncss old warrior. What have I got against me? A lot of yellow curs." Voliva's war cry was his answer to the dissension that has arisen since he threatened last Tuesday to 'crack the town wide open" by closing the schools, after his candidates for the school board had been defeated. His foes drew blood yesterday when the public school was opened despite the overseer's edict. Samuel Insull Stays Aboard Ship Writing Letters at Palermo ABOARD THE S. S. EXILONA AT PALERMO. Sicily, April 19. CT --Samuel Insull busied himself with his pen today. The aged captive, America bound to face trial for the failure of his utilities enterprises, spent an hour in his cabin writing letters before the Exilona. docked at Palermo at 8:30 a. m., after a short trip from Milazzo. Insull is not allowed to leave ship, hut fellow passengers took his mali ashore. GOVERNOR GETS THREAT AGAINST LIFE FROM MOB Watch for Outlaw Car; Illinois and Kansas Banks Robbed. COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 19. .-V --The Ohio highway patrol radio station WPGQ, .'it noon today broadcast an alarm to peace officers to be on the lookout for a sedan carrying Indiana license plates and carrying four men and a woman heavily armed. The report said the quintet left Toledo at 12:30 p. m. WPGQ broadcast the warning on a repent of a similar alarm sent out by station WRDS at Lansing-, Mich. A threat on the life of Gov. George White apparently emanating from Dilllnger gangsters is under investigation of postal authorities, the governor revealed today. The threat wag made in a letter mailed in Chicago and signed by "Friends" of Harry Pierpont and Charles Maklcy, Dillinger gangsters under sentence of death in the electric chair for slaying Sheriff Jess Sarber at Lima.. Governor White disclosed the letter said that If he did not pardon "Harry and Charley" before the execution date, July 13, he would not live out his term In office. "I turned the letter over to Postmaster Nate McCoy of Columbus and he submitted it to postal inspectors," the governor Kaid. The letter was received a week ago Tuesday. It was written on the stationery of a St. Louis hotel. 1/wked Like nillinger. · : ;PANA, m,..^ijjrU;tl9«ijCa2i~Fqur-. bandits whose limping'leader bore a resemblance to John Dillinger raided the Pana National bank today of ?27,629. Flourishing pistols, the quartet invaded the bank nearly an hour before it opened for business, slugged the janitor, forced the employes to open the vault and fled with the fortune in cash raid securities. Ernest BuUerfield, a neighboring jeweler, watched the getaway. One of the robbers, he asserted, looked like the photographs he had seen of Dillinger, the hunted outlaw. Wounded in St. Paul. The identification was strengthened by the boldness and precision of the robbers and the fact that the leader limped. Dillinger is alleged to have been wounded in escaping a government trap at St. Paul. Accurate descriptions of the robbers, however, were not obtained. Being polite in spite of their display of arms and determination, the robbers forced Cashier J. A. Clark Assistant Cashier W. C. Kerr and four girl employes to sit On the floor, facing the wall, after Kerr was required to open the vault. The bandits quickly sped from town in their automobile described as an tight cylinder (Pontiac) sedan bearing Illinois license plates 617-772. Entrance to»tlie bank was obtained through the back door after the keys had been taken from the janitor, Godfrey Schmitz who wa.v washing windows. Highway Blockaded. County and city authorities from Taylorville immediately blockaded (Turn In P«n C. Column 6) Sioux City Covered by Blanket of Dust SIOUX CITY, April 19. /IV- Sioux City housewives were spending a busy morning brushing out of rugs and furniture the residue of a dust storm which whipped through the city yesterday borne by a 30 mile an hour wind. There was no indication of rain today. Mild dust storms were reported at several other points in the state. Care of the Feet Nothing is more important to the general health and comfort than proper care of the feet but the average person seldom realizes its importance until through neglect or abuse his feet' have been seriously injured. Experts agree that mos't foot troubles could be prevented by using reasonable care in the selection of hose and shoes, or could be corrected before much damage has been done by following simple, common sense instructions such as arc- found in this booklet. Send for your copy of "Care of the Feet" today, using coupon and enclosing 10 cents to cover cost, handling and postage. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau. Frederic J. Haskln, director, Washington, I). C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped i for the booklet on "Care of the Feet." Name Street City State (Mai! to Washington, 1_. C. ·

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