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H 4 R L O H C R ' 4 H I S M E M « A R T D E P T OP I O W A .: n r? wi l » * p s I j North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIX NOKTH IOWAXS NEIGHBORS" HOME EDITION \ · .VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PKJESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1934 THIS PAPEIl CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 171 Congress on Ragged Edge Suffers From Bad Case of Frayed Nerves. By HERBERT FLUMMER · A S H I N G T O N , April 26. (IP)-president Roose- v e 1 t's ironical suggestion that members of congress remain in session to ' enjoy tee delights of a W a s h ington summer, perhaps hit closer home than even he suspected at the time. . Already there are signs of ragged tempers and Indications that senators and representatives are, to use the slang expression, "getting in each other's hair." The Wirt episode, while attempts were made to laugh it off, left its mark on the dispositions of some. McGugin of Kansas still smarts under the rawhiding to which he has been subjected both on and off the floor of the house for the part he played in the affair as republican member of the investigating committee. The manner in which he has struck back leaves no doubt as to how he feels. Nor will Bulwinkle. the chairman of the committee, or O'Connor, the ranking democratic member, soon forget the Wirt matter. Congrcssioijal Nerves. In the senate, too, there are indications of an increasingly unpleasant atmospheric condition. Senator Copeland of New York recently professed outrage because a bill was brought up for consideration without his knowledge. Turning to Pat Harrison, acting democratic leader in the -absence of Joe Robinson, Copeland stated vehemently: I've been in the senate for a long time. I've tried always to be polite. since January 3. In many respects the grind has been as hard and unrelenting as that of the special session. A tremendous amount of work has been done. .A great deal remains. Election Coming. They have no hope of relief, either. Usually when congress adjourns, members have an opportunity to return home and discover that there are interests in life other than politics. Frayed nerves and ragged tempers have a chance to rest. This is election year, however, MAY HAVE SHOT DILLINGER HERE Rail Labor and Managers Solve Wage Dispute FULL PAY WILL BE RESTORED BY APRIL 1, 1935 Fourth of 10 Per Cent Cut to Be Restored on July 1. WASHINGTON, April 26. Railway labor and managements! agreed today to restoration of the full pay of the workers on April 1, 1935. In compromise agreement after a long series of conferences between the railway labor executives' association and the conference committee of managers it was agreed that the 10 per cent deduction from checks of the workers which has been made for the last two years should be gradually restored during the next year. The employes will receive a restoration of 2% per cent on July 1 of this year; 2% per cent of Jan. 1, 1935 and the remainder on April 1, 1935. Started March 15. The agreement came after negotiations started March 15 apparently failed and Joseph E. Eastman, federal co-ordinator of transportation, had announced that his efforts at mediating the situation had failed. Eastman withdrew last Saturday and on itonday the managers and labor got together unexpectedly and worked out the compromise. ,!:-:'TVehave ioinea .in this agree. . . . s , ; ifiarT of me 'Railway labor Executive' asociation, "to comply with the wish of the president of the United States in the interest of national 'recovery. Runs for i'ear. "The agreement runs for one year and to this extent will stabilize wages on American railroads and give all concerned a breathing spell." The following statement was issued by W. F. Thiehoff, chairman of the conference committee of managers: "We faced the choice of reaching a settlement with employers or of carying the wage controversy to a conclusion under the law with its and for members of the house and attendant uncertainty and disturb- one-third of the senators one of the 1 ing effects, most critical periods of their politi-' cal lives. There's little chance for a let-up. - . They are anxious to get home and begin their, campaigns. Some already have gone. Others, fearful of criticism if they leave while congress still is in session, are. here ·worried and impatient. It's small wonder they are nervous and quick to take offense. 8 Co-Eds Still in Hospital Suffering From Food Poison AMES, April 26. (J?) -- Eight Iowa State college co-eds were in the college hospital today suffering from food poisoning which caused the illness of between 50 and 60 others.. .None of the girls was in a serious condition, Dr. J. F. Edwards, director of college health, said. The food which caused the illness of tne co-eds is Relieved to hav.e been eerved at the Tuesday noon meal to Alice Freeman -co-operative hall. Of the 100 girls in the dormitory more than half -were affected. S*t \Veai FORECAST IOWA: Partly cloudy and cooler. Probably frost in the west portion; showers in the extreme southeast portion Thursday night. Friday fair; cooler in the extreme east portion. MINNESOTA: Fair, colder in east and south portions Thursday night; Friday fair, warmer in west and north-central portions. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 64 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 65 Minimum in Night 43 At 8 A. M. Thursday 47 Seek Stabilization. v "In the interest of stabilizing the railroad situation now, so as to promote the national recovery . pro- gramf we chose the former choice. In so doing we have been mindful of the consideration of national welfare pressed upon us by the president of the untiring efforts of the federal co-ordinator of transportation to compose the situation and of the forbearance of those who have represented the employes." A condensed statement of the agreement signed by the managers and the railway labor executives: Basic Kates Same. "Basic rates of pay until changed upon notice as hereinafter'provided shall remain as under the agree- (Turn to rage 5, Column 2) ZAMORA READY TO QUIT OFFICE Spanish President Fighting to Avert Civil War as Danger Grows. MADRID, April 26. LW--President Alcala Zamora, fighting to avert civil war, will resign, it was indicated today, if such a drastic step is deemed necessary in the government crisis gripping Spam. With a state of alarm in effect throughout the nation, threats of strikes and riots flared among extremists on many sides. Cries came from both.leftist and rightist elements demanding the president step out on the heels of the cabinet, which resigned yester- FORCED TO DRIVE Robert Johnson (above), carpenter living near Manitowisli, Wis., ivas aroused from bed and forced at the point of pistols to drive John Dillinger and two of his henchmen to a spot near Park Falls, Wis., where they ordered him out and kept his car. (Associated Press Photo). 417 Million Tax Bill Victory for -Bloc; in Senate « . - . . . . ' ·_-"'-;,,.;..,,.,fisi.J-it;,-,;" Conferees React Agreement Following Two Days of Hard Work. WASHINGTON, April 26. UK--A S417,000,00 new revenue bill, representing a surprise conference victory for the senate's high tax bloc, is on its way today toward final congressional enactment. Senate-house conferences on the bulging tax measure came to agreement last night after two days of nerve wracking work. Their report accepted virtually all the senate increases in estate and gift taxes, the capital stock and excess profits taxes, and liberal compromises over income tax publicity and consolidated returns. Agreement Complete. The conference agreement was complete except for .the senate amendment adding 10 per cent to all individual income tax returns next year. The house will take a separate vote on this. That chamber also will be the first to act on the conference report. House democratic leaders do not look for floor consideration before Monday. Should the nous:: reject the 10 per cent "recovery" tax proposed by Senator Couzens (R., Mich.) and accept the report, only senate appproval of the report would be required to send the measure to the white house. Would Not Insist. It was generally believed today the senate would not insist on the 10 per cent Couzens proposal if the house disapproved it. Agreement on the bill cleared the way for early action on another major measure--the reciprocal tariff proposal which the house has already passed. The senate finance committee will begin public hearings on this controversial administration proposal tomorrow with three cabinet officers--Secretaries Hull, Wallace and Roper--leading off for the proponents. The opposition will be heard Monday. Senate tax bill conferees were highly jubilant over their numerous victories across the adjustment table. Most Liberal Publicity. Part of this arose from inclusion of the most liberal income tax publicity provision ever to escape conference shears. The LaFollette day. i amendment, subjecting entire re- The temper of extremists was in- turns to public inspection, was modified to make only part of the return public. But even this was more than the independents looked for. Under the new provision, a taxpayer will be required to file a sep arate statement with his return giving his name and address, total gross income, total deductions, net income, total credits against net dicated in an attempt on the life of Rafael Alonso, interior minister in the resigned cabinet, when a bomb which failed to explode was hurled into his automobile after he decreed a state of alarm throughout Spain. The need for quick action to solve the crisis was emphasized by recurrent rumors that left extremists were planning a general strike against tho new political amnesty law under which thousands of political prisoners were freed yester- income and tax payable. It is made mandatory that this statement shall be made available for public examination under rcgu- (Tnrn to fage 8, Column 2 Iowa Legion Is on March, Says Duster State Commander in Address to Fourth District Meet. CHARLES CITY, April 2G.--"Thc Legion is on the march in Iowa and in the nation--I bid you all get in step and take it to greater heights." This was the charge and challenge delivered by Leo J. Duster of Cedar Rapids, Iowa department commander, as the conclusion of his address here last night before 500 members of the American Legion and its auxiliary from the fourth district. Mrs. Winuifrcd Niggemoyer of Fort Madison, state auxiliary president, spoke in like trend to the members of her organization, after reviewing its program of helpfulness pursued in Iowa and nation. Other Department Officers. R. J. Laird, department adjutant; Frank Miles, editor of the Iowa Le- gionaire; Genn Gray of Rockwell City, state vice commander; Wesley G. Henke of Charles City, department Americanism director, and W. F. Hathaway, graves registration director, were among other department officers on the day's program. Notables of the Legion outside of the fourth district included, in addition to the department president, Airs. Myrton Skelley, Des Moines, department secretary, Mrs. Marie Standley of Boone, department vice president, Mrs. J. C. Underkofler of Britt, eighth district committeewoman, and Mrs. Leone Ladehoff of Clinton, a. past, district committee- wontgi'SSa~aepai-tment" 'Vice 'president. Banquet in Evening. The afternoon was given over to reports of district chairmen for both Legion and auxiliary, with an election of officers in the latter. Thomas Thomsen of Elkader, district commander, was in charge of the Legion's program throughout the.day and Mrs. E. Kathinka Han- sou'of Decorah, district committeewoman, presided over the women's activities. The evening was given over to a banquet in the Ellis auditorium, with Ira Schofield, local post commander, joining Mr. Thomsen and Mrs. Hanson is wielding the gavel. Mrs. Kenneth Springer is local auxiliary president. A feature of the formal program was the award of silver stars to the .posts which have reached quota and gold stars to the counties thus distinguished. Silver stars went to 46 posts out of 92 in the district, as follows: Arlington, Aurora, Calmar, Carpenter, Charles City, Clear Lake, Clermont, Colesburg, Decorah, Elgin. Elkader, Elma, Fairbank, Fayette, Fredericksburg, Grafton, Hazelton, Hopkinton. Independence. Jesup, Lansing, McGregor, Manchester, Manly, Marble Rock, Maynard, Monona, Nora Springs. Northwood, Oelwein, Osage, Ossian, Postville, Quandahl, Riceville, Rockford, Rockwell, Rudd, St. Ansgar, Spillville, Strawberry Point. Thornton, Waucoma, Waukon, Westgate and West Union. 8 Counties Out of 12. Gold stars went to these counties: Allamakee, Buchanan, Delaware, Floyd, Fayette, Winneshiek, Worth and Mitchell. AnnounCLment was made by Commander Thomsen that fourth district membership has exceeded the quota set by department headquarters by at least 1 or 2 per cent. The fourth district is leading the other 8 districts of the state by a wide margin at this time, as was the case throughout the last Leg- ic-i year. The banquet program was opened with an invocation by the Rev. Father Paul LaValettc of Rockford, district chaplain, and included an address of welcome by Mayor William Carr and a response by Mrs. Myrtle Seiverling of Northwood, district vice committeewoman. Championship Quartet Heard. The music included numbers by Cresco'a Auxiliary quartet, winner of the fourth district competition, and a Charles City high school brass (Turn to rape 5, Column 3) Iowa W. C. T. U. Head Restimg in Hospital DES MOINES, April 26. (.T)-Mrs. Jeanctte H. Mann of Davenport, president of the Iowa Women's Christian Temperance Union, was n Iowa Methodist hospital here to- Jay for "rest and treatment." CHILD KIDNAPED IN MINNEAPOLIS FOUND AT PARK 5 Year Old Girl Rushed to Hospital After Her Abduction. MINEAPOLIS, April 26. f.T)-- Five year old Mary Lou Carline was found and returned to her Minneapolis home today less than four hours after she had been forced into an automobile by a strange man. The child was located alone in Powderhorn park, about a mile and a half from where she was picked up near her home. She was first taken to her home and then rushed to a hospital for an examination to determine whether she had been attacked. At Play Near Home. The little girl was at play with other children near her home when a strange man pulled her into an old automobile and sped away. Neighbors told police a man in a large sedan stopped at the curbing, bundled the girl into the car and drove off at high speed. All police cars in the city were warned to be on the lookout for the car. The child's parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Carliue, could give no reason for the kidnaping. Mr. Carline is unemployed. Car Drives Up. Mary Lou, her brother, Jimmie, and two companions were playing in front of a neighbor's home -when "tb,8--witomobi]e- drove slowly-upland the driven beckoned to the little girl. Mary Lou and a companion stepped up. The driver spoke to them. Her companion stepped back, but Mary Lou got up on the running board. The driver whisked her inside, and slammed the door. The Carlines have three other children, Leon, S, Lois, 3, and Janet, Minneapolis Woman Urged for Head of U. S. Women Voters BOSTON, April 26. (.T)--Miss Marguerite M. Wells of Minneapolis was proposed as a candidate for president of the national league of women voters by the league's nominating committee today. The nomination was tantamount to election as the league in the past always has agreed with the committee's selection. STRIKERS ARRESTED IN ST. LOUIS Eight men were arrested in St. Louis for stoning trucks carrying workers from plants of the Chevrolet Motor company arid Fisher Body coiriiany, as 3,000 left their jobs and sought union recognition. Police are shown taking: one striker into custody. (Associated Press Photo). Same Police Who Caught Outlaw Hunt Kidnapers GALL CLAIMS OF Bulwinkle Committee Votes 3 to 2; Republicans to Report Later. WASHINGTON, April 26. OP)-The Bulwinkle committee today adopted a report to the house holding unfounded the claims of Dr. William A Wirt that administration "brain trusters" were working for a "revolution." The vote -was 3 to 2, the majority of democrats agreeing to the conclusion that Wirt, a Gary, Ind., teacher, had not proved his contentions. The two republican committee members, Representative McGugin of Kansas and Lehlbach of New Jer- :ey, reserved the right to file a minority report contending the committee had not made a thorough investigation^ of Dr. Wirt's allegations. Both reports are to be submitted to the house next Wednesday, Chairman Bulwinkle (D. N. Car.) said, adding that they would not be made public before then. It was understood, however, the majority opinion reviewed Wirt's assertions and told how they were based largely on conversation at a dinner in Virginia last Sept. 1. Then, the majority report will point out, the other six guests at that dinner denied quotations attributed to them by Wirt. Postmaster Appointed. WASHINGTON, April 26. --D-The postof fice department announced the appointment of Alice A. Higgins as acting postmaster at Orient, Towa 6 Year Old Arizona' Girl Abducted for $15,000 Ransom. BULLETIN TUCSON, Ariz., April 2(i. W --A second ransom note was delivered today to Berimbc Koblcs, grandfather of 6 year old June Kobles, kidnaped yesterday, offering to reduce the abductors' tleniiintl from $15,000 to S3 0,000 "it you act quickly." TUCSON, Ariz.. April 26. (.Pi- Kidnaped and held for ?15.000 ransom, 6 year old June Robles ».'as sought today by the same police who captured John Dillinger last winter and they were aided by scores of ranchers and grim faced cowboys with six-guns. The little girl was abducted yesterday afternoon as she was returning from school. A man drove up beside her iu an automobile, called to her and then speeded away when she.entered the car. Two hour's later Rosalio Estrada, a small boy, brought to the girl's father, Fernando Robles, member of a wealthy old Arizona family, a roughly printed note which demanded §15,000 for the release of his daughter and warned the father not to report her abduction to authorities. Word Spreads Quickly. Disregarding the threats, Robles called in authorities and word of the girl's kidnaping spread quickly. Ranchers and cowboys quickly offered their services in the search for the granddaughter of Bernabe Robtes, wealthy Spanish rancher of a family that has lived in this vicinity since the Spanish land grant days. His ranch nearby has been a landmark for 50 years. Today the Morgan McDermott post of the American Legion was ready to mobilize its members to aid in ths far-flung search for the little girl. 3 Men Arrested. Late last night three unnamed men were taken into custody by police after a newsboy said they resembled the trio who offered him S10 to take a note to June's father. Police said the n:en admitted accosting the newsboy, Leon Castor, but declared their actions- were a "practical joke." Two of them were released by police, who indicated the third would be freed later today. With every road in this vicinity watched, authorities searched every corner of the city with the same determination that a few months ago they captured Dillinger, notorious midwestern desperado, and three of his companions. Gave 25 Cents. Meanwhile police .sought to identify the man who gave young Es- trndo 25 cents to take the ransom note to the perl's father with instructions to bring an answer back (Turn to 1'iizc 5, Column 3 F.R., HULL SCAN JAP SITUATION Grew Tells Nippon American Concern Over Policy in China. WASHINGTON, April 26. C.T)- The Japanese situation was up for discussion today by President Roosevelt at a luncheon conference with Secretary Hull. Mr. Roosevelt arranged to acquaint himself intimately with the new moves by Japan toward China. The secretary of state turned toward the white house after a thorough study of the latest anounce- ments by the far eastern government. Pending the white house parley there was no indication of the presidential atitude. BANDIT INJURED IN MASON CITY OR SIOUX FALLS Hamilton Also Treated for Wound by Doctor in St. Paul. ST. PAUL, April 26. Of)--Sus- jension of St. Paul's city health officer today revealed that both John Dillinger and his first lieutenant, John Hamilton, were shot and wounded either while raiding the ?irst National bank of Mason City, Cowa, last March 13, or in the Sioux Falls, S. Dak., robbery March S. The officer. Dr. N. G. Mortensen. was suspended by John McDonald, commissioner of public safety, after federal agents disclosed Dr. Mortensen had been forced to dress wounds Dillinger and Hamilton suffered in one of the robberies. Both Dillinger and Hamilton have seen sought for various crimes but :hs was the first time they had seen definitely connected with the Mason City holdup which netted seven machine gun bandits 552,344 and resulted in the wounding of a Bystander when the raiders sprayed ±e town's main street with bullets in their getaway. Uncertain of Date. While first indications were that Dillinger and Hamilton had been shot during- the Mason City robbery, 't later developed that they might DEVELOPMENTS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Developments in the far eastern situation Thursday: U. S. Ambasador Joseph C. Grew conveyed to Foreign Minister Hiroto n Tokio America's concern over Japan's declared intention to oppose occidental dealings with China. Indications in Geneva were that 'hina may appeal to signatories of the nine power treaty against Japan's Asiatic policy. Some Washington observers linked President Roosevelt's full navy dec- aration with the developments between Japan and China. In Nanking, authorities denied a ·eport that China would negotiate a 5100,000.000 loan with the United States. Col. Theodore Roosevelt, former governor general of the Philippines, asertcd there was danger to the island's economic independence in Japan's policy. Gandhi Unhurt When Enemies Hurl Rocks Through Car Window BUXAR. India, April 26. (J)--A rock smashed the windows of a car in which Mahatma Gandhi was riding today, but he escaped uninjured from a clash with persons opposing his campaign to assist India's untouchables. It was the first time the Mahatma ever had been made the object of a physical atU ck. Three nationalist congress volunteers accompanying Gandhi were injured. Gandhi was reported today to be threatening lo undertake another period of severe penance because of j growing opposition to his movement 1 i'or the untouchables. NEW DISCLOSURES SEQUEL TO SHIPLEY SHOOTING MARCH 13 .Results of investigation which revealed Thursday that John Dillinger and,Jiia-.-.first lieutenant, John Hamilton, may have been wounded iri the holdup of the First National bank here March 13 appears to be the sequel to the little gun play carried on by Police Judge John Shipley at the time. Judge Shipley fired at least twice from his office on the third floor of the First National bank building. "One of the bandits jumped quickly and turned around," said Judge Shipley. "I believed at the time that I hit him." Then he got another shot at the bandits outside the bank. Whether or not one of them was wounded by that shot it is difficult to say. A bystander overheard one of the fleeing* bandits state he was wounded. have been wounded at Sioux Falls when the sheriff's posses exchanged fire with the raiders after they had fled into the open country. The uncertainty centered around Dr. Mortensen's apparent confusion of dates. He thought he might have treated the gunmen before the Mason City holdup. Dr. Mortensen told authorities early on what was believed to be March 14, three men came to his home. He said one carried a machine gun and told him that they wanted him to dress wounds two of the men had suffered. Treated Far Wounds. Dr. Mortensen said that Dillingej- and Hamilton had been treated for shoulder wounds. 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