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North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home «-- COM? M A R L O N E M H I S M E M · OF I O W A * \t ME EDITION "XliE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. XL ITV'E CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 173 To Realize Ambition Hull Champion of Trading Tariff Benefits. 2ND BREMER SUSPECT ARRESTED By HERBERT PLUMMER · A S H I N G T O N , April 28. CffO-- After something like a quarter of a century of battling in congress, Cordell Hull of T e n n e s s e e , is about to realize an ambition of a lifetime. If c o n g r e s s grants President Roosevelt'3 request for authority to negotiate reciprocal trade agreements with other countries it will be the tall gaunt secretary of state who will play the major role in actual negotiations. The house already has given its approval to the president's request, and while stiff and prolonged opposition is expected in the senate final aproval by that body is regarded as practically certain. Hull's 22 years of service in the house and part of a term in the senate were marked by his unflagging zeal in opposing high tariffs A member of the house ways and means committee and the senate finance · committee--the congressional groups charged with framing all tariff legislation--lie is a recognized student and expert on the question. Colleagues "Ran Away." He admits he was so immerse in the subject while a member of congress \that his colleagues "ran away whenever they saw me com ing because I bored them with m; strictures on the unholy evils of a high tariff, policy." Now he is near the point where he will be able to put into practic« some of the philosophies and doc trines for which he has crusaded sc long. When Mr. Roosevelt called Hul from'the senate to become dean o his'cabinet, 'it was believed general Senate Passes Airmail Bill, Provides for 'knowledge and"·bacTtground on · th tariff question had much to do wit the president's choice of .him fo this-post. 'Reciprocal trade agreements wit foreign countries were known t figure largely in the Roosevelt tariff philosophy. Groundwork Laid. The first 14 months as secretary of state, however, have been sper principally- in laying the ground work for just such a move as new contemplated. Hull personally entertained hig hopes of tariff negotiations wit South American countries at th Pan-American conference in Monte video last year which he attended! as chairman of the-American delegation. Before the American delegates ' departed, however, the white house saw fit to limit discussions at the conference in such manner as to make concrete tariff proposals impossible About all Hull could do at Montevideo was to lay the groundwork of the administration's "good neighbor" policy toward South American countries for future operations. Senate approval of the proposal to negotiate reciprocal trade agreements will give him the opportunity for which he has waited almost a lifetime. Study Maintenance and Management of Iowa School Plants DES MOINES, April 28. G5-- Iowa school administrators and members of boards of education discussed maintenance and management of'school plants at a meeting here 'Supt. L. W. Feik of Sioux City discussed the remodeling program under way there and Walter McLain; secretary of the Ottumwa school board, talked on building maintenance. Charles E. Miller, president of the Albia school board, told of conservation of school systems. Approximately 250 attended. BUTTON PLANTS VIOLATING NRA, WORKERS CLAIM Governor Plans Parley With Operators of Iowa Concerns. DES M01NES, April 28. (/Pi- Steps to obtain adoption of a uniform method of computing wage scales for workers in Iowa button factories were taken today by Gov. Clyde L. Herring. Acting at the request of spokesmen for a delegation of more than 300 workers from Muscatine fac- :ories, the governor called a conference of button factory operators for Des Moines next Tuesday. At that time the manufacturers will meet with state NRA officials to discuss plans for adoption of a uniform method of computing the wage scales, the governor said. Piece Work Scale. The workers, who came to Des Moines today in vans and cars, presented a petition which contended that the manufacturers were "violating the spirit" of their NRA code, and are "manipulating the piece work wage scale." Representatives from the button factories in other Iowa river cities in addition to Muscatine will be invited to the conference. Mayor Herman Lord of Muscatine headed the delegation along with President E. L. Reed of the Muscatine button workers union and other organization officials. Spokesmen conf erredtimEti- ·; the - governor after presenting their petition. Asked to Help. The governor was asked to use his influence with the national emergency council in bringing an improvement in the conditions. Standards of living for button workers in Muscatine have been reduced in the past year despite the labor emergency relief measures, the governor was told, and "material unrest and dissatisfaction" have resulted. Employers were charged in the petition with manipulating the piece work so that only the most efficient workers received the minimum wage. The maximum paid any worker was said to be ?20 a week, while more than 50 per cent were said to )e receiving less than 514. Over 300 Discharged. More than 300 workers were discharged in Muscatine during the )ast six weeks because of their inability to earn the weekly minimum of $13, it was alleged, and when discharged for this reason were "black- isted" by other employers. The petition asserted that "' warranted and unscrupulous" viola- Jon of the spirit of the NRA code had contributed to placing more Jian 550 families on relief rolls in Muscatine, put many men out o: work, and had cut the wages of many to less than was required for ihe necessities of life. Attending the conference with the governor also were President J. C. iewis of the State Federation of labor, and representatives of the Iowa state labor commissioner's office. 2 San Quentin Convicts Get Sudden Death Fugitive Badmen Shot to Death by Posse of Desert Folk. VICTORVILLE, Cal., April 28. UP) --Sudden death at the hands of a quick shooting posse of desert folk ended the flight of two escaped San Quentin convicts, one of whom was characterized by authorities as second only to John Dillinger as a desperado. In a running exchange of gunfire three miles south of this little community, death came quickly to Wanda T. Stewart, 29, and Walter H. Weyth, 40. The two had slugged ieir way out of San Quentin prison fhursday. Trapped by Fosse. The convicts were trapped by a hastily summoned band, composed of a deputy sheriff and three deputized civilians, as they drove toward Victorville from San Bernardino where a short while before they had released two policemen, whom they kidnaped in San Rafael and forced to accompany them on a wild ride that led through Death Valley. Informed of the release of the :wo policemen at San Bernardino Deputy Sheriff R. Stanley Sneidiger with three civilians, Lou Miller, M M. Black and Carl McNew, drove south to meet the escaping convicts The fugitives rode in a police car which they had taken from their kidnap victims. Red Light Looms. -. An .automobile,with a,.red Ugh loomed .ahead of Sneidigerr'ana sped by him and his deputies. Sneidiger ordered the automobile around an gave chase. As the deputy's ca: gained ground the fugitives openei fire, which was returned. After a chase of nearly half a mile, the fugitives' car crashed infc an embankment. Both the occu pants were dead. None of the pur suers was injured. Weai FORECAST IOWA--Fair; warmer in the east and south portions Saturday night. Sunday generally fair. MINNESOTA--Partly cloudy Saturday night; Sunday unsettled, . possibly showers in north, cooler in west and central portions. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Saturday morning: Maximum Friday 62 Minimum in Night 35 At 8 A. M. Saturday 61 When You're Locked in Just Push Button CHICAGO. April 23. OT)--When you're imprisoned behind lockec doors, push the nearest button--it' almost bound to bring results. Consider the plight of William Becker, piano tuner. He complete' an assignment in a private home but found a locked dooi; barring hi exit. He pushed a button. Squads of policemen came to hi rescue. It was a burglar alarm. GRATTAN APPEAL WILL BE HEARD Aged Civil War Veteran's Case to Be Reviewed by Supreme Court. DES MOINES, April 28.--Oral hearing before the supreme court on the appeal for a new trial for M. T. Grattan, Decorah G. A. R. convicted last year of slaying Claude Meade, racehorse trainer, will be held on May 18, it was learned here today. The aged Mr. Grattan, recently transferred from Fort Madison to the soldiers' home in Marshalltown, wili be represented by J. A. Nelson, Decorah lawyer. There is a possibility that Judge J. W. Willett of Tama, judge advocate of the national G. A. R. organization, will appear with Mr. Nelson. The G, A. R. and its auxiliary organizations have been active in obtaining Mr. Grattan's transfer to Marshalltown, pending action on the petition for new trial. During Mr. Grattan's four or five months at Fort Madison, it was said that he was the only Civil war veteran confined in a penitentiary, Farley Declares Airmail Service Will Be Improved Sees Economy as Result o Government Cancelation of Contracts. ST. LOUIS, April 28. (.W--Post master General Farley said in ar address today that a better an more economical airmail servic would result from a cancelation o airmail contracts. He was the principal speaker a the unveiling and sealing of the ccr nerstone of the new 54,569,000 fed eral building. If bids on the remainder of th routes did not run higher than th averages on those opened April 2' he said, airmail service over 26,50 miles in the new system would cost several million dollars less than did the service over the 25,2-18 miles of the old system. "In the year 1932, before the present administration took office, the airmail cost the people of the United States approximately twenty million dollars," Farley said. "We confidently expect to give more, better and safer service for less than half that amount." The bids opened April 20, he said, averaged a fraction over 28 cents an airplane mile compared with an average of 37 cents under the canceled contracts. All contracts for new routes probably will be lot within the next 30 days, he said. Farley renewed his charges that the old contracts were the result of "collusion and fraud." He reviewed in detail the testimony before the Black committee. GIRL IS ARIZONA KIDNAP VICTIM Six year old June Bobles of Tucson, Ariz., was seized by kidnapers as she was returning home from school and held for 815,000 ransom. Ranchers and cowboys aided police in searching canyons and desert- lands for clews in the case. The girl is a granddaughter of a pioneer Arizona cattle raiser. (Associated Press Photo). ADD MYSTERY TO KIDNAPING HUNT Heavily Armed Officers Start Out for Unannounced Destination. TUCSON, Ariz., April 2S. The dash of heavily armed officers for an unannounced destination added mystery today to the quest for kidnapers of 6 year old June Robles, missing for the fourth day after she was spirited away while returning from school. While sheriff's deputies were on their mysterious mission, two men questioned in Phoenix for three hours were released this morning when Tucson authorities expressed satisfaction with the explanation of their movements since the girl vanished. Authorities awaited word from the group of officers who sped away by automobile from the Piroa county courhouse. late last night. They declined to disclose their destination or purpose. All were heavily armed. Roy Morris, 35, who originally gave his name as George R. Graham, and John R. Pattie, 48, were picked up at a Phoenix automobile camp for questioning because their automobile answered one of the descriptions of a car used by men who made inquiries at June's school the day before she was abducted. After three hours of questioning they were released. As police requested the army of volunteer searchers to stand aside and let 'the kidnapers communicate with the parents if they desired, interest centered in an intermediary named to contact the child snatchers. The intermediary, selected by Bernabe Robles, at whose reputed wealth the ransom demands are believed aimed, was not identified. No Trace Found of Van That Hit Mi Truck Outside Ames AMES, April 28. OP)--Ames police today reported no trace of the van which struck a milk truck driven by Cliff Oberg, 24, Iowa State college student, last night on the Lincoln highway west of here. Oberg. taken to the college hospital after the accident, today was reported not in serious condition but suffering from loss of Wood. He suffered cuts on the head and shoulders. GIVES PRAISE TO 2 PARTY SCHEME G.O.P. Chairman Speaks a Fourth District Rally in Charles City. CHARLES CITY, April 28.-Homer Stevens, Clarinda attorne and chairman of the Iowa state re publican central committee, ex pressed thanks last night at a part rally here to the democratic force for driving home to the America people that "ours is a two-part system of government." "I would much rather," he a. serted, "have a. man belong to th rival party than to no party. Tli party system was the device con trivcd early in American history fo making majority opinion the rulin force in government. "The constitution sought to plac large importance in the electors college. But this was impractica The party system was evolved an it has provided United States wit the best government thus far knov, to mankind." Tyranny or Irresponsibility. A one party system, Mr. Steven explained, would be synonymous -. ith tyranny arid a multi-party system would mean rulership by irresponsible minorities. Like views were expressed by a number of other speakers on the program, which was held in the courtroom of the courthouse with every county of the- district represented in the crowd of 300. Stanley Smith, fourth district member and treasurer of the state central committee, was ib charge of the meeting as he was at a similar meeting in New Hampton last month. The Clarinda man in the beginning of his talk warned against discouragement from the democratic landslide of two years ago. Democrats Weren't Discouraged"If the democrats had permitted themselves to be discouraged," he added, "there wouldn't be any democratic party. They've been at the bottom of the heap most of the time since the Civil war." Recalling the democratic platform promise of a 25 per cent reduction in the cost of fedeial government and its recommendation of a "proportionate result" in state governments, Mr. Stevens entered into a discussion ot'the national debt situation. The ten billion reduction effected under republican administrations (Turn to rage 2, Column 3) COMMISSION OF! WOULD CONDUCT OLICIES STUDY 3ank Group Approves Bill to Allow Loans to Industry. WASHINGTON, April 28. (.T)--'he senate today passed the Black- IcKellar airmail bill, as amended, o continue temporary contracts, et by competitive bidding, until as- uraption of regulatory authority nd determination of rate schedules by the interstate commerce ommission. It passed without a record vote. The bill now goes to the house where a slightly different measure s pending. Passage of the bill followed a week of bitter party debate, and re- ection of a series of substitutes. Plan Broad Survey. The senate adopted an amendment to the bill authorizing an appropriation of $100,000 for a commission of seven to make a broad survey of civil and military air policies and submit recommendations :o the next congress. The amendment offered by Chairman McKellar of the postoffice committee and agreed to without debate, would limit salaries of commission members to those receivec by senators and representatives. A secretary is provided at a salary o: $7,500. The senate rejected the Austin White republican substitute whlcl would have returned the mail t fo'nrier 'contract holders pending broad inquiry by a presidential com mission of five. Loans for Industry, Legislation estimated to provid $280,000,000 for loans by federa reserve banks to private industr was approved by the senate bank ing committee. The bill would authorize reserv banks to make five year loans t industry, either direct in extraor dinary cases, or through financia institutions with the latter beai ing 20 per cent of the risk. The committee approved the hi as agreed upon by Black and Glas at a final conference yesterday. The total amount of such loan to industry would be limited to th combined surplus of the federal re serve banks, which is now abou $140,000,000, plus payment of a equal amount by the govemmen from its gold devaluation profits Reciprocal Tariff Bill. After a complete poll of the sen ate, democratic leaders said the had ample votes to pass the recip rocal tariff bill--and in the for: they want it. Administration pilots concede the bill would be debated at length-probably 10 days or two weeks-but told reporters that republican hints of a filibuster were prompted HAD RANSOM MONEY With the arrest in Chicago of William E. Vidler (above), 34 year old ex-convict, federal officials said $2,605 of the $200,000 paid kidnapers of Edward Bremtr, St. Paul hanker, was recovered. Authorities said they had reason to believe Vidler had been in communication with ( members of John Dilllnger's gang. (Associated Press Photo). IN KIDNAP CASE Search for "Baby Face" Continues; Indict 4 in St. Paul. CHICAGO, April 28. OP)--John o. Boss" McLaughlin, accused of a part in the $200,000 ransom ploi igainst Edward Bremer of St. Paul, was held in $100,000 bonds by U. S. Commissioner Edwin K. Walker today to await his indictment at St. Paul and removal there for trial. McLaughlin, a former state legislator and gambler, was charged specifically with "conspiracy to possess" part of the ransom collected by Bremer's kidnapers several months ago. His 17 year old son. Jack, was nabbed by federal agents on the floor of the board of trade in « hunt for more of the Bremer fortune. Young McLaughlin was reported to have a safety deposit box the investigators wanted to open. 2 More Sought. McLaughlin's was the second arrest in the sudden roundup of suspects, and two more men were sought on the secret warrants is- 20,000 BARRELS OF WHISKY BURN Night Watchman at Distillery Dies After 5 Million Dollar Fire. LEXINGTON, Ky., April 28. (,T» --Twenty thousand barrels of whisky, some of it 21 years old, were destroyed in a spectacular $5,000,000 fire that swept the Schnley owned James E. Pepper distillery near Lexington today. A night watchman, Stanley Travis, 24, died in a Lexington hospital from burns received when he was trapped between two blazing buildings. Investigators said the fire started early this morning when Travis threw gasoline into a heating stove. The flames quickly swept four warehouses, the gauging room and bottling plant. Firemen had the fire under control after three hours of intensive work, but the ruins were still smoldering today. A new $400,000 distilling plant, nearing completion, was saved. The distillery, established in 1870, was one of the oldest in America. GOVERNOR WARNED COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 28.' (.1)--Gov. George White has received supposed "inside information" that members of the John Dillinger gang have established a "headquarters" here with the view to perfecting plans to kidnap the executive and his daughter, Mary. The governor declined to dis close -.the ·. source;, ati hj3_inf orma- tion, which" r was 'to the effect that several members of the Dillinger gang had reached Columbus and were merely awaiting a favorable moment to act. He acknowledged that the supposed "inside information" had boju turned over to him but indicated he was giving it the same unconcerned reception accorded other Dillinger threats and "tips." by a. desire to scare the democrats into withdrawing the measure. Republican leaders, while strongly opposed to the bill, were believed however, to be counting on its passage for campaign material. Building in Dubuque Gutted by Flames With 50,000 Loss DUBUQUE, April 28. (JFi--A fire of undetermined origin which was discovered shortly before 5 o'clock this rooming completely gutted a four story building located between Fourth and Fifth streets on Main formerly occupied by the Times- Journal and Luckey pool room. The loss was roughly estimated at $50,000. Time to Skip Ahead Hour on Sunday for 30 Million Americans By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Time takes a hop, skip and a jump an hour ahead Sunday for about 30,000,000 Americans as daylight saving time goes into effect. The hands of the clock will be turned forward officially at 2 a. m. ·tomorrow in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and some communities of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, Delaware and Vermont. Although not official, daylight saving time also will be observed in Connecticut, Maine and New Hampshire. sued yesterday. William E. Vidier. ;he first seized, was alleged to have lad $2,665 of the ransom bills in possession and to have given the 'nformation that led to McLaughlin's arrest. The government announced at the arraignment that McLaughlin was suspected to have been the 'brains" of the kidnaping plot, although he had perhaps no part in the actual abduction. : 'We have good reason to believe that the remaining ransom money is still in the possession of McLaughlin and these other men," said Leo J. Hassenauer, assistant U. S. district attorney. Already Under Bond. He asked that bond be fixed at, $200,000, but McLaughlin's defender pointed out that he was already under $25,000 bond on a mail robbery fence charge and the government might as well lock him up and throw away the key, for he couldn't raise bond. Vidler was arraigned a short time- later and held, like McLaughlin, in $100,000 bonds for a removal hearing May 7, when witnesses from St. Paul will be brought here. Both Vki- ler and the 65 year old west side (Turn to Page 2. Column 11 'Dillinger" Cornered in Apartment in Chicago Parliamentary Law By ASSOCIATED PRESS. CHICAGO, April 28. UP)--"Dillinger cornered in a north side apartment." Police paused only long enough to gather their riot equipment. The flat was stormed. Detectives, weapons bared, burst in. "Where?" shouted the agitated detectives. "There," said a distressed v;o- man, pointing to a crystal ball, "I saw him clearly." ·ftone of the leading young fugitives, ' is wearing: Green lumberjack's blazer, gray pants, a white tasseled cap and army shoes. LAC DU FLAMBEAU. Wis.-- Vhat George (Baby l-'ace) Nelson, MINNEAPOLIS -- Because Minneapolis magicians consider him "the greatest escape artist of all time," John Dillinger was made an "unhonorary member" of the mystic 13, league of magicians, last night. All he has to do to get his card is call at the office of Chief of Police Michael Johannes to whom the card will be presented by officers of the Icarrue. This is a compilation of the established rules of order that govern the proceedings of all deliberative bodies, now available through' the V'ashington Information bureau ot. this newspaper. It is in the most practical form, briefed for ready reference and clarified so that the average person .will not get lost in a maze of technicalities. A copy ol. "Parliamentary Law" will be sent to any address postpaid for six cents. Use coupon. Mason City Globc-Gazetto Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith six cents In coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet on "Parliamentary Law." Street .... City . ... State .. .. (Mali to - v.f

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