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E « v ' i i 5 MEM ART O t P T OF I O f t A ··"· R M 11 M r i r i Iowa's DAILY PAPER the Home «- HOME E D I T I O N 'THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WAKS NEIGHBORS" VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 24,1934 THIS 1'APEll CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SKCT10.N ONE NO. 169 Gets Groans FromD.A.R. Harbour Reports on Cost of Embassy in Russia. CONGRESS CHIEFS MAP PROGRAM By HERBERT FMJMMBR WASHINGTON, April 24. tr State department officials chuckled when Senator Harbour of New Jer- allegedly drew "groans" from the D. A. R. congress h e r e recently with the assertion that a m i l l i o n and a quarter dollars w o u l d h e r e i quired to estab- ' lish the American embassy in Soviet Russia. The sum appropriated w a s ?l,16o,000. The money is to be spent for a complete diplo- ' W.WARREN BARBOUR matlc and consular mission comprising (1) a centralized office building for all American government representatives in Moscow; (2) residential quarters for the entire American staff now numbering 40; (31 an ambassador's residence estimated to cost less than $200,000. As'compared to some of the other American diplomatic establishments abroad, the Russian outlay ranks low from the standpoint of cost. Paris Purchases. Back in 1926, for example, congress authorized the expenditure of 5300,000 for acquisition and repair of an ambassador's residence in Paris. In the same year a plot 01 land in the French capital was acquired at a cost of .$1,219,000 for a centralized office building. This building has just been com pleted at a cost of $1,275,000, mak tag a total capital investment in Paris of something like $2,794,000. In Berlin a few years ago th American government bought an acre and a half of land in the hear of the city for $1,705,000. When thi Or improved with an office building which'). will': include . the '.-. ambassa . . -and. .offices\ for .lmwicfliH'Wpresentatiyes in. Her ' liny it .is estimated: 'tSat the tola cost will approximate two and half million dollars. Diplomatic Costs. In Buenos Aires recently th American government acquired a ambasador's residence standing two and a fourth acres of groun for $1,269,000. An additional $150 000 was required for necessary re pairs and improvements. The American diplomatic estab lishment in Rome, which is to 1 occupied after remodeling and n pair, cost this government a tot: of $1,105,000. In the spring of 1925 congress au thorized an expenditure of $1,250 000 for a complete diplomatic mis sion in Tokio. Oil Station Raid Blamed on Fugitive Gangsters DAMAGE HEAVY IN FORT DODGE FIRE Estimate Loss at $100,000 as Blaze Guts Three Story Building. FORT DODGE, April 24. I.W-- Fire of unknown origin completely gutted the three story brick building occupied by the Montgomery Ward company here this morning, causing a loss estimated at $100,000. Three firemen, Edward Mahoney. John Doyle and Henry Smaby, were slightly 'injured when an explosion blew out the front show windows Glass and articles ou display in the windows were blown across the street by the force of the blast, which broke the show windows of the Gates dry goods store. The blaze started in the basement of the building about 4 o'clock jmd swept through the three floors before it could be brought under control. Wea FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair; probably light frost Tuesday night; Wednesday partly cloudy, followed by showers in southwest portion; not much change i» temperature. tuii-'^uSUTA: Fair, not so cold hi west portion Tuesday night; Wednesday probably fair and warmer. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period erding at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning: Maximum Monday 47 Minimum in Night 28 At 8 A. M. Tuesday 35 After three successive days of dust-swirling, the wind Tuesday had dropped to a reasonable velocity and the air once more was clear. Moisture is badly needed for North Iowa's seeded crops. SILVER HOLDERS GAVE DINNER TO CONGRESS BLOC 3ig Owners of Metal Revealed in Report From Treasury. WASHINGTON, April 24. UPI-Two members of a committee which gave a dinner at a local hotel last light for members of congress in- crested in the silver question were disclosed today in a report to the senate to have interests in silver through their companies. A list of silver holders furnished the senate today by the treasury disclosed chiefly banks and corporations as the big owners of the metal and included few individual names of national 'significance. William J. Bryan, Jr., Los Angeles, was included. Bryan in Market. The report said Bryan, whose father ran for president three times and who was a leading advocate of monetization of silver at a 16 to 1 ratio with gold, held a long position in silver on March 4. It gave no amount. The list was the first submitted by the treasury at the request of the senate. It gave names beginning with letters running from A to H. Others will be submitted later. Another familiar name was that of"Stuyvesant- Fish,' olvNow-Xork City, who was listed for''three, long, future positions on July--a,-. July 12 and May 6, with Hubbard brothers and Callaway Fish and company. The year was not given. Holdings By Banks. Some of the larger bank holdings in ounces included: Bank of Manhattan, New York, 11,063,759.23. Chase National, New York, 18,096,109.59. Commercial National Bank and Trust company, New York, 1, 797,568.44. Fiduciary Trust Co., New York, 524,416.21. Guaranty Trust Co., New York, 4,000,000. Predicts Approval. Congressional passage and presidential approval of a bill to authorize the purchase of a billion ounces of silver for use as primary money was predicted today by a member of the senate silver bloc. The senator, one of seven leaders, who took part in the white house conference on silver, said that when the president was told that silver once occupied a ratio of 1 to 4 with gold as a primary money, Mr. ftoosevelt suggested the restoration of that ratio. Call for Purchase. The legislation would call for the purchase of 50,000,000 ounces of silver a month. Observers recalled, however, an authoritatively learned presidential view that even such an amount would hardly dent the situation. Other members of the silver bloc, definitely split with the white house, concentrated for enactment of the Dies silver remonetization-farm relief bill in mandatory form. The president agreed openly to accept only permissive white metal legislation. The silver bloc senator who predicted the billion ounce purchase said he was confident that if such legislation is adopted by congress even in permissive form, the president would take advantage of it and use it. Will Be Compromise. The senator, who asked his name be withheld, predicted such legislation would be the compromise to emerge out of the current controversy. Silver senators generally conceded the purchase of 1,000,000,000 ounces would almost restore the 1 to 4 ratio between silver and gold as primary money. The United States, they said, has about $8.000,000,000 of gold as primary money today and a little less than 31,000,000,000 of silver, including $500,000,000 of .silver dollars and about $30,000,000 of subsidiary DILLINGER'S CLUBROOM--UNTIL GUNS BARKED This was the rendezvous of John Dilllngcr and his band of murderous outlaws--the Little Bohemia resort near Mercer, Wis.--until federal officers started to surround the place nnd Dillinpr and six henchmen escaped. Officers are shown inspecting the lobby of the lodge after the battle (Associated Press Photo). BANK PRESIDENT BLOCKS ROBBERY Opens Fire, Wounding One of Trio, Sending Other Pair to Flight ROUND LAKE, 111., April 24. (J) --Three bandits came gunning for bank money today, but they left hurriedly without it--two in a shower of bullets and one in an ambulance. A quick shooting banker, a swarm of vigilantes and a barrage of lead and garden tools sent them packing. At 9:30 a. m., leaving one man at the wheel of their car, the pair marched right up to the cage and asked E. C. Weber, the bank president, for a job. Bank President Shoots. Then, suddenly, one announced: "This is a stickup!" "The hell it is!" retorted Weber and reached for his shooting iron. Two bullets came sailing at Weber from the sentry at the door. But he didn't have to dodge. The slugs merely cracked the bullet proof glass surrounding his cage. He reached for the opening and fired back three times. The robbers took to their heels, but the town vigilantes had heard the cry to battle and were already swarming- around from nearby shops. Bullet Drops Robber. A bullet dropped one robber as he raced to cover toward a lumberyard. William Luete, dressing up his garden nearby, grabbed his rake and whacked the wounded bandit on the head to keep him down. The other two took to their car and raced westward out of town. The wounded man, taken to a hospital at Waukena to have his leg injury dressed, gave his name as Archie Rodes and said he was "a bum." Officers said he was thoroughly drunk. Everyone agreed none of the bandits looked ike the Dillinger gang. Iowa in'U'.S. War to End Crime Senate Chairman to \ Be Named to Set Up Council. DES MOINES, April 24. (/£-- Iowa participation in the United States Flag association's nationwide crusade against crime will be launched shortly with the appointment of a state chairman to set up an Iowa council of '76. This was announced today by Atty. Gen. E. L. O'Connor, following receipt of a letter from Col. James A. Moss, president-general of the Flag association, asking the appointment of an Iowa chairman. The attorney general said he will do so shortly. Organize Councils. The association through its national council of '76 is organizing state, district and local councils throughout the country to participate in a civilian's war on crime, O'Connor was advised. The crusade is to be divided into two phases, according to information sent the attorney general, the first phase dealing with stopping the growth of crime and the second the eradication of lawlessness. An educational campaign among adults to acquaint them with the facts on the crime situation will carry forward the first phase of the crusade, and an educational program among the nation's youth, the second. Detailed Methods. Detailed methods of accomplishing these purposes include the crystalization of public sentiment for vigorous and impartial law enforcement, investigation of reported racketeering, surveillance of the courts and lav/ enforcement agencies, "breaking up alliances between criminals anil corrupt politicians." and to instill respect for law and order, it was explained. Patrick J. Hurley, former secre- Aged Recluse Dies in Cottage Flames ELM CREEK. Nebr.. April 2-1. (.T) --Mrs. Angeline Evans, aged recluse, died early today in the flames of her cottage on the edge of Elm creek. Efforts for Unified Power Regulation Dropped for Year WASHINGTON, April 24. (.7)-Efforts at unified regulation of the electric power industry, either by legislation or by code, have been dropped for this year. This was made known today in authoritative quarters. By the next session of congress, it was stated, the administration may formulate a program to establish federal control over power going into interstate commerce. At NRA the electric code has been in a state of comparative hibernation. If it emerges for approval any time now, reliable sources predicted it probably would be little more than a wages and hours code such as proposed by the telephone industry. tary of war, is chairman of the national council, while the Iowa chairman will be an ex-officio member. TO CO-OPERATE Copeland Scores Officers in DilSinger Hunt; House Group Urges Bills. WASHINGTON, April 24. LT)Chairman Copeland of the senate racketeering 'committee told reporters today there has been "a pathetic iailure of co-operation between federal, state and local authorities" in :he Dillinger case. He made this statement shortly after the house judiciary committee, responding to a request by President Roosevelt, approved legislation ntended to aid in combatting crime. Copeland said his committee was not considering legislation to authorize a reward for Dillinger's cap- re. "If they would send for some of the New York troopers and put them on the trail they would catch him," Copeland added. Approve Legislation. The house judiciary committee approved legislation to make it a federal offense for anyone to flee across state lines to escape apprehension or prosecution for crime. The committee which will consider other measures tomorrow, also approved a bill to broaden the act against moving stolen automobiles across state lines to include securities, merchandise and other property of $5,000 value or more. Bills to make it a federal -crime to kill a federal officer while on duty, to make more stringent the Lindbergh kidnaping law and a number of other measures remaii to be acted on. Assistant Attorney General Jo seph B, Keenan bristled with thi remark that "I hope we get him (Dillinger) under such circumstan ces that the government won't hav to stand the expense of a trial." Senate Further Advanced. The senate was considerably fur ther advanced than the house today in its war on racketeering and oth er crime violence. BELIEVED SPLIT UP INTO GROUPS Armed Autos Reported Seen in Milwaukee, Indiana, Ohio. ST. PAUL, April 24. UP)--A mysterious midnight raid on an Ellsworth, Wis., oil station by three desperate men who kidnaped the proprietor today intensified the search for John Dillinger mobsters ill the Twin City area. Ellsworth is about 200 miles southwest of Mercer, Wis., where the Dillinger gang outshot a large force of officers Sunday, and about 40 miles northeast of the Twin Cities. Victor Langer was in his oil station nine miles east of Ellsworth, with two other men when three armed men attempted to hold him up. Slams Door Shut. Langer slammed the door in their faces. , The raiders disappeared and Laner and his two companions went nto the attic, suspecting that the trangers might bo Dillinger asso- iates. An hour later Langer came down- tairs. As he appeared downstairs, one of the holdup men hurled a large ilanh through -a- window wWtera companion flourished a pistol. "Come out of there," snarled unman. Langer obeyed. He then was fore ed to get into his own car and driv them three miles. They robbed him DILLINGER'S HOME TOWN ASKS HELP IN PROTECTING ITSELF MOORESVILLE, Ind., April 24. GT)--John Dillinger's home town asked today for military protection against its infamous son. A resolution to Gov. Paul V. McNutt from the iloorcsvillc board of trustees set forth that the citizens "are not equipped with weapons of a nature to cope with a man who carries a machine gun and bullet proof vests." It asked the governor to send national guardsmca, "if necessary," or a sufficient number of deputies to give the townsfolk "adequate protection" against the desperado, whose activities the resolution termed "a disgrace and danger to the people of the state." The resolution was the town's official answer to reports that Mooresville favored amnesty for Dillinger. The outlaw visited his lather's arm near here April 7 nnd S. Proclaims May Day "Child Health Day WASHINGTON, April 14. (.V-President Roosevelt has proclaimed May day "Child Health Day," the sixth consecutive year the president of the United States has taken such action. The president has urged on that day "greater unified efforts to improve existing child welfare programs wherever they are inadequate." That chamber had to its credi passage of eight of the 30-od bills designed to lay a blanket o federal jurisdiction over interstat law breaking. While awaiting further action o I " j the measures--many of whic were drawn by Attorney Genera Cummings---the special anti-rack eteering committee headed by Sen ater Copeland (D., N. Y.) turne its attention to using part of a ne\ ?2a,000 appropriation to invest gate juvenile delinquency. of 535. Told to Get Out. Langer then was told to "get on out of here." The men disappeared the darkness. Langer returned home and re ported the incident to the sheriff. One theory today was the thre raiders were members of the L)H inger gang trying to follow thre other members believed to hav reached the Twin Cities Mondaj after a gunfight at St. Paul park during which one of the outlaw pparently was badly wounded. The sheriff's staff vainly tried t pick up the trail at Ellsworth to day. CEASELESS PATROL MERCER, Wis., April 24. (.,cores of huntsmen kept up thei ceaseless patrol today over miles onely Wisconsin highways, nen ously fingering triggers as the watched vainly for some mark o John Dillingers trail. Thirty-six hours had passed sine ·uns blazed at the Little Bohemi roadhouse near here and the seve Dillinger outlaws scattered into tt woods. In those hours the bandil might have traveled a thousan nilesfrom the scene of battle, or sift ed back to some rendezvous in th desolate wilds surrounding Mercc- Boam Along Roads. All night the automobiles of federal agents roamed along the roads, stopping here and there in search CANNON DEFENSE MOTION DENIED lustice Second Time Refuse Move Seeking Acquittal in Conspiracy Case. WASHINGTON, April 24. (.P)-For the second time, Justice Peyton Gordon today denied a defense motion that he instruct the jury District of Columbia supreme court SPEAKER RAINEY AND BYRNS GET ROOSEVELT 0. K. !all at White House; New Airmail Vote in House Dropped. WASHINGTON, April 24. I.P)-- Spcaker Rainey and Representative Byrns, the democratic leader, took up the legislative program for the ·emainder of the session with Pres- dent Roosevelt today and said later they had assurance from the president of support for their leadership. Apparently concerned at evidence of administration dissatisfaction with their leadership, the two house democratic chieftains conceded that this subject was discussed with the president. "I asked the president for a job." said Rainey. "He told me he wasn't going to give me a job because he wanted me to stay where I am." Ask for Conference. Rainey and Byrns sought the white house conference. They said upon leaving; the president that three bills were on the "must" calendar for the remainder of the session--the stock exchange control bill, extension of bank guarantees and the anti-crime legislation. Obviously intent upon close cooperation "with the white house. Rainey and Byrns predicted adjournment of the session by May 20 at the latest. Sees Vote as Test. The speaker said he regarded yesterday's vote, against the McLeod . - . . . . Jr.'; aioT Miss Ada Burroughs of a charge of conspiracy to violate the federal corrupt practices act. Attorneys for the southern Methodist churchman, on trial as a result of failure to report all the contributions received for his 192S effort to defeat Alfred B. Smith for president, made the motion after all the testimony in the case had been completed.- The court also ovemiled a defense motion to strike out all evidence by the prosecution except that of E. C. Jameson, a New York insurance executive, showing how he made his contributions to the anti-Smith cam- gave 565,300 for the | pa-gn. ;.lameson anti-Smith campaign, but only ?17,300 was reported. The bishop contended the remainder was spent within Virginia and a report was not required under the corrupt practices act. house postoficc committee bill which leaders had planned Two Iowa Packing Firms Invited to Hearing on Labor WASHINGTON, April 24. (/Pi- Two Iowa packing firms have been invited to be represented at a hoar- ing here today called for the national board to air widespread labor disputes Jn the meat packing industry. The dispute according to board representatives center about union recognition as well as wages, hours and other working conditions. The Rath Packing company of Waterloo and John Morrell and coEpany of Ottumwa are the two Iowa firms invited. closed bank.'payoft^bill as a teat jut -jSeTSnceded' tf^ui^uEeo^egfeTaSott"' mig-ht again' : b'6 : brought uj 1 by: two or three different methods. Wan smiles covered the faces of the two veteran house lenders who had entered the white house tight lipped and with grim expressions. Leaders today abandoned plans to obtain immediate housi appoval of a new temporary airmail biil. Chairman Mead (D. N. Y.) of the said the to put through the house this week had included two major objectives--permit competitive bidding for airmail contracts, and create a special commission to study and determine upon a federal aviation policy. Has Competitive Bids. "The postoffice department now has had competitive bids," he said. "Why should we pass a bill to give it something it already has? "About Friday,' 1 he said, "the situation should be clarified, for new contracts probably will be awarded by then." Subsequently. Mead aserted, congress should p'ass a bill creating the special commission alone, or couple with that a stipulation placing airmail contracts under another commission, such as the interstate commerce commission, while the special commission was studying the situation. of information. But the fugitives had covered their trail At St. Paul, where three of the suspects battled with police yesterday afternoon, the hideouts known to the authorities were kept under surveillance. Speedin? automobiles were seen in Milwaukee, on the outskirts of Chicago, and in Fort Wayne and Muncie, Ind.. bringing concentrations of highway police in search of T«ni to Faen I. Cnlumn 31 St. Paul Grand Jury Gets Frechette Case ST. PAUL. April 24. (.T)--A federal grand jury was scheduled to consider today "tho case of Evelyn Frechette, girl friend of John Dillinger, charged with conspiracy to harbor and conceal the latter in connection with his escape from au iipartment here several weeks ago. The woman was brought here Sunday by airplane. SENATE PROGRAM Scientists Tell People Not to Worry So Much American Leaders m*~~ Business Head for WASHINGTON, April 24. The senate democratic leadership, at a conference today with 25 of their party, outlined an ambitiou- legislative program for the remainder of the session which may postpone adjournment well into June. A conference of all senate democrats was called for Monday even-urn (o U, Olmnn Care of trie Feet Woman Near Death of Explosion Burns SIOUX CITY, April 24. (.Pi--Mrs. Ellen Condon, f4, was near death here today from burns suffered when a cleaning compound she was using on floors exploded and ignited erly Bee. Mrs. Schmidt is a daugh- j her clothing. She was working at Ler of Fred Titus I ihe home of Bishop Edmund Heelan. Twin Daughters Born. OSAGE, April 24.--Twin daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmidt Sunday., and were named Audrey Ann and Bcv- Earlij Grave. WASHINGTON, April 24. (.IV-Don't worry so much. That's tlia advice of scientists to the hurried businessman. Worry is sending many American business leaders to an early grave, they saw. Dr. Francis B. Genedict of Boston reported U the National Academy of Sciences today that a study ff several old people who are healthy and normal at the a£e of 90 or can businessmen,'' thereabouts showed that lack of worry probably had played as large a part in giving them long life aa any physical characteristic. He predicted that psychologists, by tea'ching people to cultivate an uiiharrassed mind, would do as much as physicians to increase the average length of human life. The old people studied, he said, had largely avoided the "excess tension and nerve wracking, wearing strain that comes all through life to so rnanv of our intense Ameri- \Vhen a man's tire blows out, he knows about it right away, and doesn't waste a moment getting it repaired. When a man's feet blowout, he knows about it right away, but he sometimes waits weeks bo- fore getting them fixed. A weak spot in a pair of feet has caused many human machines to break down. Look after your human tires. Get a copy of "Care of the Feet." The price is only 10 cents to covet cost and handling. Use coupon. Mnsnn City Globe-Gazette Information bureau. Frederic .J. Ilaskin, director, Washington, D. C. I enclose .10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet on "Care of the Feet." Name Street City , State (Mail to Washington. D. C ·

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