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April 25, 1934

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 1

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E R · U S MEM ' J E ? T O F I O W A · r ! Ml I M f 1 I · North lowtfs DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home «««. "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS" HOME EDITION VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 1934 SECTION ONE NO. 170 lowans in Washington Next Question to Decide on V. S. Attorney. · A S H I N G T O N , April 25. (*)-Dropping of the c o n s p i r a c y charges against Lieut. Gov, Nels Kraschel in connection with the handling of the I o w a p u b l i c works administration raises the question as to the next United S t a t e s district a t t o r n e y for southern Iowa. Robert W. Colflesh, p r e s e n t district attorney and candidate for the republican nomination for governor, sent his resignation some time ago. When he did so he offered to complete "pending business".--the Kraschel-Beh. case--before leaving office. His offer was accepted. With the finish of the case it is certain that Colflesh will end his connection with the office and pave the way for a new appointment. Senator Louis Murphy has not indicated who he will recommend for the post, but it is probable that the next week will see action to fill the job. Utterback Is Mentioned. Word from the Iov,-a capital mentioned Judge Hubert Utterback of Des Moines as a possibility but Utterback this week decided instead to become a candidate for the party nomination to congress from the sixth district. With the congressional session almost over Representative Lloyd Thurston of the fifth district finally has been assured of his job. Lloyd Ellis, his democratic opponent in the last election, filed a contest for the seat. The subcommittee of the house elections committee this week reported that Thurston was entitled to retain his seat. - ~." Rivals are Campaigning. The prolonged congressional session keeps Iowa's house delegation In Washington Awhile their rivals for nominations are busy back home campaigning for the June primaries The house is fairly well cleaned up with the major administration bills but the Iowa representatives are loathe to leave Washington to open their campaigns until the session formally closes. However, they do not face as much of a problem as representatives in some other states where primary elections are scheduled for May. SCHOOL HEADS TO MEET FRIDAY Second Annual Conference of lowans Will Be Held in Des Moines. KRASCHEL WANTS EXPLANATION Sanders Denies He Plans to Quit G. O. P. Post SPOKESMAN FOR RUMORS UNTRUE Discussion of Probable Successor Continues in Party. WASHINGTON, April 25. A-Reports that Everett Sanders is preparing to step out as republican chairman because of ill health were DBS MOINES, April 25. The second annual conference of school administrators and school board members will be held here Friday, it was announced today. The conference, a statewide meeting, will be presided over by Miss Agnes Samuelson, state superintendent of public instruction. The sessions will open at 9 a. m. Among the speakers are Fred L. Mahannah, deputy state superintendent of public instruction; K. C- Williams, director of records for the department; C. J. Burns, deputy state auditor; F. E. Moore, director of the state board for vocational education; .Charles E. Miller, president of the Albia school board; L. W. Feik, superintendent of schools at Sioux City, and Walter McClain, secretary of the Ottumwa school board. Harry Mason Dies. SAN DIEGO, Cal.. April 25. (-SB-Harry M. Mason, 81. well known American turfman, died here last night. She Weai FORECAST IOWA: Increasing cloudiness and warmer Wednesday night; Thursday unsettled, warmer in south central and extreme east portions; possibly showers in southwest portions. MINNESOTA: Incr e a s i n g cloudiness and warmer Wednesday night; Thursday unsettled, with cooler in north and central portions, LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning: Maximum Tuesday 47 Minimum in Night 24 At 8 A. M. Wednesday 46 Everett Sanders denied today on his behalf by J. Bennett Gordon, research director for the national committee. P e r s o n s in touch with republican affairs circulated the report of a resignation being imminent, and said S a n d e r s h a d called commit- teemcn to an early meeting, probably in Washington. The chairman himself was out of reach, said to be recuperating at his nearby Maryland farm. Saying he spoke as personal representative for Sanders, Gordon called accounts of the move for resignation "wholly and unqualifiedly untrue." Expectations were evident in other party quarters, nevertheless, that Sanders before long would relinquish the chairmanship. Discussions of a probable successor have been under way for several weeks. Precipitate Struggle. Acceptance of Sanders' resignation would precipitate the struggle, long brewing in republican circles, over the choice of a new party head. The existence of factions within the party, unable to agree on a leader, had caused a sizable anti- Sanders bloc to defer until after the fall elections its intentions to depose him. Republicans in congress, desiring a new leadership but fearful of the effects of an open split in the party before next November, even took the almost unprecedented step of cutting loose from the national committee for the coming campaign and arranging to run their own shows. Various Suggestions. Various men have Been put forward as eventual nominees for the national chairmanship. James E. Watson of Indiana, former republican leader in the senate, has been heavily backed by one group. Henry P. Fletcher of Pennsylvania, former ambassador to Italy, likewise has been mentioned, as have Walter Hallanan of West Virginia and Frank Knox, publisher of the Chicago Daily News. Knox has definitely declined to consider the post. Even before confirmation of the report by his friends, Sanders was known to feel that his health might take him from active politics. Taken From Train. While enroute west several days ago, he was removed from his train at Pittsburgh and rushed to a hospital. He returned here only a few days ago. Physicians said his recovery had not been as speedy as expected, and that complications had arisen. Doctors prescribed absolute rest and freedom from responsibility. Several months ago an anti-Sanders group obtained the required 16 signatures on a petition to call a meeting of the republican national committee. Reorganization was to have been the topic. This effort was allowed to rest, however, as has been a more recent one. The reason given for the latest abandonment was the present chairman's health. Some members of the committee reported they had not heard of Sanders' reported meeting-call. Former President Hoover, always a staunch backer of Sanders, recently has had nothing to say. Trip Through Canal Takes Up 36 Hours Last of 111 Fighting Ships of Fleet on Atlantic Side. COLON, C. Z.. April 25. UP)--The ast of 111 United States fighting ships moved through the Panama canal today, completing the first maneuver of the kind in history. The time required was 36 hours. Commander - in - Chief David F. Sellers had hoped to complete the transit in 24 hours. The last of the ships moved in ate last night and the Balboa terminal was opened for the first time since Sunday tn foreign and commercial shipping. Maneuvers Planned. Commander Sellers said the fleet will remain in Canal Zone waters for planned maneuvers before proceeding to New York to be reviewed by President Roosevelt. The giant aircraft carrier ington led the naval parade. In a statement to the Associated Press immediately after the history making movement ended, Commander Sellers said: "The continuous transit of the canal by the fleet as a unit has been a very valuable experience for all hands and it is believed that very useful data has been obtained. Efficient Organization. 'The successful accomplishment of this evolution, which so far as is known is without precedent, was only possible through the efficient organization of the canal and the splendid co-operatloa received from all hands." " '--·vrvrjri^si-js*' Never before have such rigorous restrictions of the transmission of cews regarding: the movements of the vessels been imposed. Censorship was lifted when the passage was completed. It was learned today that authorities had prepared for several months to handle the transit of the fleet as secretly as possible, due to the fact they possessed information that attempts were likely to be made to hamper progress. Information Received. This information, it became known, was received from the army military intelligence service. During the transit, the locks were patrolled by the heaviest soldier guard placed there since World war days. A modified guard will remain indefinitely, it was under- stoou today. Heretofore, the locks--which are the most vital, part of the Panama canal--always have been devoid of protection, permitting an approach day and night. Movement Uneventful. The movement was uneventful except for the fact that the aircraft carrier Saratoga knocked down two concrete lampposts at the Pedro Miguel locks yesterday. The transit of the fleet might have been more rapid but for a heavy rain--the first of the season --which slowed up operations somewhat yesterday. Nevertheless, navy men were well pleased, despite the failure to negotiate the movement in 24 hours as originally hoped. LOSE CAR TO DILLINGER FOUR MEN, TWO WOMEN IN RAID ON FARM HOME Twin City Authorities Notified by Sheriff in Minnesota Town. ST. PAUL, April 25. W)--Four armed men and two women raided a farm home near Elk River today, :ook a small amount of cash and .hen fled, causing a general alarm to Twin City police who at first were told that the gunmen had commandeered an automobile. First reports led the authorities ;o believe that the raiders might lave been members of the John Dillingor gang who have been sought in this area since they shot their way through a large force of federal men who surrounded a Mercer, Wis., hideout Sunday night. Car Commandeered. The first flash to police headquarters stated that a car had been commandeered but this could not be confirmed immediately. The St. Paul police broadcast ad vised all squads to be on the lookout for a mud covered black sedan Mr. and Mrs. Roy Francis and their baby son of South St. Paul, who were stopped on a road by John DUUnger and his coirpanions and forced to give up their car to the defperadoes. (Central Press Photos). Chicago Teachers to Get June, 1933, Pay! fTt~l \ f^f~\ A nniT O.T f HTi r-V,!- GIVE ARGUMENTS IN CANNON TRIAL Prosecutor Charges Bishop With "Hiding Behind a Woman's Skirts." WASHINGTON, April 25. (·-- John J. Wilson, government prosecutor, told a District of Columbia jury today that Bishop James Cannon, Jr., had spent some of the 1928 anti-Smith campaign contributions "for his personal use." He also contended Bishop Cannon was "hiding behind a woman's skirts." Wilson made the opening argument in the trial of the Southern Methodist churchman and Miss Ada L. Burroughs on a charge of conspiracy to violate the federal corrupt practices act by failing to report all of the S65.300 contributed by Edwin C. Jameson, New York insurance executive. CHICAGO. April 25. month of June. 1933, James B. Mc- ahcy, president of the board of education, announced. Tax anticipation warrants were sold to make possible the $2,300,000 payment to the 17,000 teachers and other school employes. Beymond Man Indicted by Wright Grand Jury CLARION, April 25.--The April term of grand jury reported Tuesday an indictment against Fred F. Ruiter of Belmond. charging Kim ·vith a statutory offense. WANTS TO BEGIN NAVAL BUILDING Roosevelt to Ask Bill That Will Give Authority to Start. WASHINGTON. April 25. -T)-President Roosevelt intends to ask authority in a forthcoming supplemental appropriation bill to start actual naval construction to bring the United States fleet up to treaty limits. This would permit the president to begin the construction program any time he sees fit. Legislation recently enacted authorized a building program up to treaty limits. The appropriation measure, to- talling a little less than ?1,500,000,000, will go forward to congress as soon as the revenue bill has been finally framed. General Luir.p Sum. This is the general lump sum recovery appropriation outlined by the president in his budget message and $500,000,000 of it will be tagged for public works construction. The president has not decided how many ships, if any, of the more than 100 new ones authorized by congress will be built at this time. However, he does want authority to use the new general funds for this purpose if he desires. With new labor disputes nearing the white house, President Roosevelt also renewed efforts today to establish a definite industrial arbitration board. Demands on Time. The president indicated he would not be able to go into the coal problem in Kentucky on account of demands on his time. It was said at the white house that the strikes in the automobile industry in Cleveland and St. Louis had not reached the president. Constantly harassed by these labor issues, Mr. Roosevelt is giving serious consideration for legislation establishing a board. He is understood to feel tha bill by Senator Wagner (D., N. Y.) setting up a labor board will help considerably, although it may not be the final and permanent solution. Aguirre Given Three Days to File Plea Ascencion Aguirre, charged with first degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of "Big John" Chabez in Lehigh row, was given three days time in which to plead Tuesday afternoon when he was arraigned before Judge M. F. Edwards. Apuirre was represented by W. P. Butler and County Attorney M. L. Mason appeared for the i state. SEES MENACE IN JAPAN'S POLICY Chinese Spokesman Hearc After Nippon Defies World Opinion. -. GENEVA, April 25. OT) -- Chi Tsai-Hu, Chinese minister to Switzerland, declared today that Japanese imperialism seeks to enclose all China and veto the rights of foreign nations. His statement was made aftei Japan in effect had told the world to draw its own conclusions regarding- her restated policy toward China. A foreign office spokesman said in Tokio: "Our statement has been made Let others read it as they will." This was the reply to requests for further elucidation of the declara tion in which Japan claimed respon sitaility for maintenance of the peace in eastern Asia, warning other pow ers not to threaten tranquility by activities in China. The spokesman also refused t comment on references to "Asia fo: Asiatics" in an enunciation of Nip ponese policy by the Japanese con su! general at Geneva, Masayuk Yokoyama. Plan No Interference. However, he did reiterate tha Japan has no intention of interfer ing with European and American powers in their Asiatic possessions. "We have no intention," he said "of promoting independence move mentg in the Philippines, Indo-China or elsewhere." The state department in Washing ton pondered the question today: What will be the United States stand concerning Japan's semi official manifesto on China? Washington officials remained silent in the fact of reports tha America is rea.dy to join Grea Britain in asking Tokio to "clarify its attitude. It was reliably . dis closed, however, that the state dc partment is making a deep study o all pertinent far eastern document and treaties pending decision. England Adds Request. A direct following in Britain's foosteps might be a far reaching stride. England added to its request a "reminder" that Japan and China are both signatories of the nine- power treaty which, broadly, guarantees the territorial and administrative integrity of China. The United States and Britain also are signatories. One key to the mystery lay in the state department visit of Hirosi Saito, Japanese ambassador to Washington, by request. What if any questions he was asked might open the secret. Japan Serves Notice. Tn the original Tokio announcement Japan served notice on the (Tarn t.j Vaje 3, Column 1) INDIANS JOIN HUNT LONDON, April 25. (JT)--Indians have taken the warpath against John Dillinger, readers of one London morning, newspaper" were. told-today.r :. ::-.' "Even'some red Indians joined the hunt today with bows and arrows," read a paragraph in the newspaper's vivid account of the search for America's number one public enemy. The account was contained in a dispatch from the newspaper's New York correspondent. One paper printed a dispatch under a Chicago dateline which said that the "entire middlewest is suffering from a bad attack of the 'Dillinger jitters' and until the gangster is brought to book sleepless nights will be passed by anxious householders sitting up with guns in their hands." EXCHANGED SHOTS containing four or five men and two women. The broadcast stated that "the men are heavily armed--use extreme'care." Notify Authorities. The raid occurred at 10:40 a. in., and Sheriff N. J. Neumann at Elk River quickly notified Twin City authorities and officers in all surrounding territory. The search for the Dillinger mob was directed to St. Paul Monday, several hours after the gunfight at Mercer, when three gunmen in a small car stolen from Mercer shortly after the shooting, fired on three officers in St. Paul park, on the southern outskirts of St. Paul. WOULD OUST PURVIS MERCER, Wis., April 25. (/B--A petition asking the suspension of Melvin H. Purvis, chief of the bureau of investigation of the United States department of justice in this area, pending an investigation into the escape of the John Dillinger gang from a hideout near here Sun- Say night was being- circulated here today. Meanwhile, America's million dollar murderer, with a puny ?25 price tag on his head and the blood of 13 men across his bullet blazed trail, mocked an army of more than 5,000 officers who hunted him. "We'll have John Dillinger before long," said the department of justice through its division of investigation at Chicago. Marksmen o'f the government's far flung forces, estimated to number more than 100, were concen- (Tlirn to 1'aKC 2. Column 2) This is Joseph Hclnen, deputy sheriff of Dakota county, Minn,, \vlio exchanged shots with fugitives of the Dillinger gang near St. Paul. CHARGEAGAINST STATE OFFICIAL, BEH DISMISSED F.R. READY TO SEE SILVER MEN New List of Holders Given to Senate;'Probe Seeir- - ourt Sustains Motion of Government to Drop Case. DES MOINES, April 25. l-fi- Federal Judge Charles A. Dewey today sustained a government motion to dismiss the conspiracy indictment against Lieut. Gov. Nela G. Kraschel and Carl ton D. Bell. Des Moincs investment broker. Judge Dewey issued an ordei quashing the indictment on a written motion made by U. S. District Attorney Robert Colflesh. Kraschel, in a former statement issued after the dismissal, called on officials responsible for what he termed "the unwarranted attack" for an explanation. Ho declared that the "voluntary dismissal of this case by thu prosecution Is the answer to its lack of merit." lekes. The lieutenant governor criticized Secretary of the interior Harold L. Ickes for what the Iowa official said was "the attempt to convict me in the press and by radio while I was awaiting the orderly American processes of the courts." This attempt, Kraschel stated, is "entirely contrary to the spirit and philosophy of our government." Kraschcl'a statement recited facts of the Iowa PWA board's work in Iowa and defended his policy of recommending loca.1 financing by tht committee rather than asking for B government loan. Possible. WASHINGTON, April 25. .T' President Roosevelt said at his press conference today he would be glad to see the congressional silver advocates again any time they cared tc come to the white house. He declined further comment. Silver advocates recently visited the president to urge mandatory legislation. Their proposal was rejected, however. A new list of silver holders submitted to the senate today by the treasury included the name of Joseph P. Tumulty, secretary to President Wilson, as having four future contracts involving 100,000 ounces. Tumulty on List. Tumulty, now practicing law in Washington, was listed as having four long future contracts for delivery in May. This list wound up, except for approximately 100 names, the report prepared v v the treasury at the request of the senate to determine whether there had been undue speculation in the metal. The first list was presented yesterday. The treasury said it had difficulty getting the information about the 100 persons. A senate investigation may pe instituted to get the data from the individuals. National City Bank. The National City bank was reported to have 7,594,156.48 ounces and 50 long and 329 short futures contracts, ounces. In addition, National City subsidiaries in foreign countries were reported to hold 2,158,260.98 ounces and 5.5 long and 43 short futures contracts. A. Atwater Kent of New York, radio magnate, was reported to hold 675,334.46 ounces and Mrs. Mabel L. Kent, at the same address, 75,526 ounces. ·i Future Contracts. F. P. Kf"-.'--i, New York City, was reported to hold four long future contracts for delivery in July and Francis P. Keelon of the same address, was listed for 31 long future contracts and five short futures through Narriss and Vose and Metal Traders, Inc. Frank Keelon was one of the sponsors of the dinner Monday night to members of congress interested in silver. each involving 25,000 ' -'·Putting-'Idwa'money 7 1 ._.. sound investmentr-W th6« : envploy- ment of Iowa labor is a wholesome policy," he said. "The dismissal of this case Is, therefore, exactly what the facts have demanded from the beginning," he said in conclusion. The joint conspiracy indictmen' returned by a federal grand jury a: Ottumwa, Jan. 20. charged the lieutenant governor and the investmem broker with conspiracy to defraud the government by obstructing the functions of the public works section, of the national industry recovery act. Charged With Forgery. A second indictment charged Beh with forgery with intent to defraud the government of a public works application of the city of Ottumwa. Beli was recently acquitted by a federal court jury at Davenport. In his motion Colflesh said: "That all facts in the case were presented to the department of justice and a request made for authority to dismiss the cause; tha! the department authorized the dismissal of said cause and the lettei of authorization is attached and made a part of this motion." Tlie letter authorizing the lown district attorney to recommend dismissal was written by Joseph B. Keenan, assistant attorney general at Washington on April 23. The letter said: Authorized by Sveenun. "In accordance with your tele, phone conversation of the twenty- first wherein you stated that ID your judgment the case of tht United States against Kraschel anc Beh should be nolled as in you? judgment it was not susceptible o! successful prosecution and as requested in your telegram of Apri 21, 1934, you are hereby authorize'! Tnm to X'ngfl 2, Column 3 Old Toreador Saves Day When Bull Raids Market MADRID, April 25. (JPl--Wend-*rushcd home and shouted for his ing his homeward way in the early hours this morning, Antonio Sanchez saw a sight to gladden the heart of an old toreador. His steps led him past the central I market. ' Prancing and snorting amid a shambles of garlic and cabbages, trusty muleta--the small red cape --and his sword. Back he raced. The bull, at the climax of its orgy ! among the vegetables, started for 'Sanchez. a brief exhibition under flickering street lamps the old toreador plunged the sword into a vital spot and the show was over. beans and potatoes was a bull, ca-1 Grateful vegetable dealers show- caped from a slaughterhouse herd. \ md Sanchez with gifts salvaged Sanchez, a retired, bullfi/rhtcr,. from thr market shamble*. Care of the Feet When a. man's tire blows out, he knows about it right away, ant 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 before 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 cover cost and handling. Use coupon. JInson City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, I). C. I enclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet on "Care of the Feet." Name Street City State (Mail '.'j '.''K.'-hiusto

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