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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MAY 1 1934 ITALY TO BUILD i UP ARMY FORCE Seeks Agreement to Allow Germany Moderate Armament. By ANDRE BEKDING. ROME, May 1.--Italy ha? determined to increase the power, of her military forces while at the same time seeking an arms agreement under which Germany would be permitted to moderate rearmament, the Associated Press learned today. Henceforth, it was disclosed, the Italian government will proceed in military matters along two lines: Pleads For Limitation. " First, to plead the cause of limitation of armaments at present levels--with certain rearmament cf Germany. Second, to add the greatest possible amount of efficiency to Italian military forces. The policy was enunciated by high officials in commenting upon King Victor Emmanuel's declaration Saturday for a strengthened military arm. Not Incompatible, Claim. These two courses are not incompatible, the officials declared, adding that the king did not mean to imply he had lost hope in Premier Mussolini's arms limitation plan. Opening parliament, the king declared Italy desires peace, "but," he added, "the best guarantee of this peace is the efficiency of our armed forces. My government will augment and perfect this efficiency, which rests on three points--officers, materials and unity of preparation." Dictated by Mussolini. It is no secret that Mussolini dictated most of the lines of the king's speech. Therefore, in referring to disarmament, the king also referred to II Duce's plan for limitation at present levels rather than outright disarmament. The Associated Press informants stated it is not illogical to strive for increased military efficiency and at the same time seek a limitation of armaments. CELEBRATION OF MAY DAY IS CALM (Continued From I"»«e 1) France with a general strike appeared a failure. The red flags of communism spotted the nation and police clashed with strikers in the red belts around Paris Marseilles, Toulon and a few other' cities, but everyday commerce was not greatly impeded. Public services operated in general and stores were open nearly everywhere although many factories were closed as a precaution. Deputy Arrested. Lucien Monjauvls, a communist deputy, was arrested for attempting to foment a factory strike and a few score were arrested in clashes between police and communists at Gentilly where an attempt was made to hoist a red flag above the city hall. There were other clashes at Bobigny, Gennevilliers, and Alfortville. Squads of police, .heavily reinforced by mobile guards bearing rifles patrolled strategic spots in Paris today while 10,000 troops were held in reserve against "red May day" outbreaks. Night of Rioting. After a night of fatal rioting In the provinces, one was known dead and nearly 100 were estimated injured in battles in which tear gas and barricades figured at Mantes and Angers. · At Angers, fighting broke out when a leftist throng formed outside a hall to protest a meeting of persons sympathetic to the government of Premier Gaston Doumer- Tear gas bombs were hurled into the hall. When the government supporters fled they were attacked by the rioters. Many were hurt in hand-to-hand fighting before police could drive the mob to cover. Policeman Slain. \V11I Present Play Wednesday. GORDONSVTLLE, Minn., May 1. --School district No. 60, Miss Murial Wolff teacher, 'will give a home talent play "Diamonds" at the Gordonsville hall Wednesday evening. LOOK! 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The celebration was orderly. gue. 32x6 GOODYEAR ^_ed\vay, 10 Ply ( heavy duty truck tire' Speedway, 10 Ply $£5.65 These Good.vears carry Lifetime Guarantee. Free Tire Mounting. GOODYEAR Bicycle Tires 13 Plate Battery Guaranteed. Exchange price Joe Daniels In the struggle, one policeman dropped dead. Death was laid to heart failure.. A priest, Abbe Terray, was attacked at Mantes, where "antifascists" still are infuriated over the defeat of their champion in a bye- election Sunday for a seat in the chamber of deputies. When the priest fled to a hotel, the mob pursued him, stoning the building. Fire on Bed Parade. HAVANA, May 1. OT--Bullets fired from roofs into the ranks of 10,000 marching communists today killed one man and wounded six others. Four of the wounded were marchers, one a policeman, and one a soldier. As the firing broke out what had been a fairly orderly procession became a bedlam, as the marchers scattered for shelter and police fired their tear gas guns. The communists accused adherents of the ABC secret political society of the shooting, but the police version was that communists themselves had fired from the roofs at the police for the purpose of provoking .disorders. ,. i Thousands" of Cuban "so bristling with arms, patrolled the streets under special orders to protect foreign property against May day rioters. Pay Honor to Labor, BERLIN, May 1. UP)--Germany's second May day celebration under the nazi regime--in sharp contrast to those in many world capitals-was devoted to praise of the happy lot of the working man. One official recommendation was joyfully obeyed: "That all Germans drink a good glass of German wine today to help the German winegrowers." A mammoth celebration, attracting "masses such as have never attended one meeting in the world" in the words of Dr. Joseph Goebels minister of propaganda, was centered in Berlin in hondr of the "day of j labor." Banners In Toklo. TOKIO, May 1. LT)---'Pay labor wage scales befitting people of a first class power,' read banners carried in Tokio's May day parades today. Seven thousand marchers participated under the watchful eye of 3,000 police. There were few arrests. Parade in Moscow. MOSCOW, May 1. C-P)--Soviet Russia celebrated its May day today with a parade of Moscow garrison through Red square. Ambassador William C. Bullitt of the United States, his assistant military attache, Thomas D. White, and 12 other officials of the American embassy watched with interest as the full army corps passed in review before Joseph Stalin and other high officials of the soviet government and the communist party. The high light of the performance was the review of 600 tanks, ranging from whippet type to dread- naught. These latter mounted rapid- fire guns fore and aft. Banks, Stores, Guarded. CHICAGO, May 1. C.W--Indus- trial concerns, banks and stores were under special guard in several Illinois cities today as a precaution against May day demonstrations. At Springfield, the state capital, armed deputies patrolled the Sangamon county courthouse all night, following- receipt of a warning that the building would be bombed sometime today. . Police Commissioner James P. Allman of Chicago granted permission for the annual communist May day parade for this afternoon, but arranged for an escort of 86i policemen. Spain Has Celebration. MADRID, May 1. OB--A holiday spirit prevailed in Spain today, as workers celebrated May day with a complete shutdown of commerce, industry and transportation. Only railroad workers were on the job. Others went on excursions, or marched in various parades through the streets. Three excursionists were killed | MILLIONS MADE IN SPITE OF SLUMP (Continue* From F»«e 1) changes throughout the country. He intends to submit also supplemental data obtained from questionnaires to large banks and corporations. Most amazing of all the figures presented by Pecora were those showing the profits. They disclosed that while the nation as a whole was making and losing fortunes by the thousand, the brokers' commissions continued to pour in. The total net commissions of the reporting member firms for the a!-' most six year period were $1,502,751,275. Vary From Peak. These varied from a peak of $432,233,616 in 1929 down to $135,100,492 in 1932 and back t ' $160,912,086 for the first eight months of 1933. Proof was afforded by the figures that the so-called "insiders" can lose on the market as well as the general .public. The reporting firms showed total losses of about 515,000,000 from trading operations in 1930 and 1931. Similar figures were presented by individual members of the exchange, whose profits were tabulated separately from the $833,000,000 made by member firms. Superintendent Is Visitor. CORWITH--Harold Wood, superintendent of schools at Marcus,, spent the week-end at the home of his brother, William Wood. BOY KILLED BY STRAY BULLET Strikes End in Some Areas; Pickets at Steel Mill Quelled by Gas. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The industrial scene, clearing in several sectors as settlements ended strikes, was marred Tuesday by a death. Paul Mehalic, about 18, who left sandlot baseball game to watch a clash between strikers and guards at the Latrobe Electric Steel company in Latrobe, Pa., was killed Monday night by a stray bullet. Quiet settled over the district Tuesday after the pickets, who claimed they were fired on from windows, were quelled by tear gas. State police were called to maintain order. Truce Is Fromls«d. A. truce was promised in the strike of 2,000 Cleveland gasoline station attendants as both sides considered an agreement calling for direct negotiations and a return to work. More than 10,000 other Ohio workers were back at their posts-8,400 Cleveland employes of the Fisher Body company, 900 Chase Brass company workers, 900 Akron rubber mold machinists, and 300 at. the Enterprise Aluminum company in Massillon. Conference Called. Another conference was called at Detroit to settle disputes affecting the Fisher Body corporation plants in eight cities. "Every evidence of co-operation" was reported by Dr. Leo Wolman, chairman of the automobile labor board. More than 3,500 leather workers in Peabody, Salem and Danvers, Mass., voted to go on strike Tuesday after a one day "holiday" failed to win for them a 25 per cent increase in wiges. . National guardsmen were mobilized in the coal mine area of southwest Missouri tn prevent trouble as mine operators and union officials conferred on a new wage contract under the modified NRA code. The halibut is the largest and most important of the flat fish. "Baby Face" Nelson Identified as Buyer of 5 Machine Guns SAN ANTONIO, Tex., May 1. (JP Gus T. Jones, department of justice agent, said today George (Baby Face) Nelson, a henchman of the outlaw John Dillinger, had been positively identfied as the "Jlmmie Williams" to whom H. S. Lebman shipped five machine guns last October. The weapons were sent to St. Paul. Lebman. a San Antonio gun dealer now under $2,000 bond on a charge of receiving and retaining'a stolen government pistol, identified a picture of Nelson as the man .he knew as Williams. THREE TORTURE ROBBERS CONFESS ~ (Continued From P«Jc 1) bers of the gang, who confessed Tuesday. Crimes Cleared Up. Four other crimes which the men confessed to having been instrumental in promoting were cleared up in the roundup. The torture robbery of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Robinson, who resided on a farm near Algona, was one of these. The robbers beat Robinson, an old man, when they found he had only $6, after ransacking the home. Mr. Robinson died a few days following this robbery. Another of the confessed crimes was the robbery of the Barney Kruger farm home three miles south of Bode. This robbery was staged four years agp when the elder Kruger was mistreated and robbed of $5,000. Missed Some Loot. The robbery of the O. J. Eisenman farm home near Woden was also confessed to. The gang netted $7,000 in this job when the aame torture methods were used. Members of the gang overlooked $31,000 which was hidden under the bed when this job was pulled. One other attempted robbery staged by one member of the gang was upon Nick Thilges, who resided near Whittemore. Mr. Thilges was beaten by the man but succeeded in escaping him. This job was pulled last December. Nick Thilges is a distant relative of Joe Thilages. JESSUP BEGINS HIS NEW WORK Gilmore, New Acting Head of S. U. I., Declares His Policy. NEW YORK, May 1. .W--Dr. Walter A. Jessup, former president of the University of Iowa, was to take charge of the foundation's work today, the Carnegie foundation for the advancement of teaching announced. Dr. Jessup was elected president of the foundation last December after the death of Dr. Henry Suzzalo. Dean Eugene A. Gilmore, head of the University of Iowa college of law, has been named acting president of the university to succeed Dr. Jessup. Follow Jessup Plan. IOWA CITY, May 1. UP)--Dean Eugene A. Gilmore, acting president of the University of Iowa, declared that "the fundamental of sound education is in teaching students to think for themselves, not what to think," in discussing his plans for administering the university, a post to which he has just been appointed. It was apparent here that the trend toward Informal education which followed during Dr. Walter A. Jessup's administration will be continued by Dean Gilmore. Like President Jessup, Dean Gilmore is an advocate of education for the individual, even in a university where the student body numbers more than 5,000. He declared he was In sympathy with the movement in education which has been growing under President Jessup's administration. the Texas and Sabine district ports. Murphy Humphrey was the only man hit as the shots sprayed into the meeting. He was taken to a hospital in a critical condition, suffering from a wound in the head. Police arrested Elisha Catholic, 45 year old Negro member of the Louisiana Longshoremen's union, and six other Negroes, in connection with the shooting. Sheriff Henry Reid said the shots were fired from Catholic's house. Man Wounded When 15 Shots Are Fired at Meeting of 300 LAKE CHARLES, La., May 1. UP)--A white man was shot and seriously wounded here today when 15 shots were fired into a meeting of 300 persons, gathered to discuss the Longshore strike situation at TAX-FREE HOMES FAVORED BY DEAN Would Let Sales Tax Money Be Applied for Benefit of Home Owner. POLICEMAN DIES OF STAB WOUNDS Negro, Charged With Chisel Slaying, in Jail at Baltimore. CRISFIELD, Md., May 1. UP)-Without regaining consciousness, Patrolman Harry Daugherty of Crisfield died early today in the hospital here of chisel wounds, inflicted when he sought to arrest a Negro Sunday night The Negro, who was identified by State's Attorney John B. Robins as Howard McClelland, alias Harry Flemming, was held in the Baltimore city jail, being rushed for safe keeping following his arrest yesterday. A formal charge against the Negro had been withheld pending the outcome " of Daugherty's wounds. Commitment papers-were prepared' for the prisoner's confinement to the Baltimore jail until time for arraignment here. Daugherty was found lying in a pool of blood at McClelland's home. He had been stabbed with a chisel in the head and also in the body. The patrolman had been sent to the house to arrest McClelland on the report of a Negro woman that she had been threatened with a pistol. xAfter a large .posse of deputized men and armed volunteers had searched this vicinity all Sunday night, Sheriff Luther Daugherty, a distant relative of the victim, captured McClelland single-handed and without resistance. Sheriff Daugherty said the prisoner denied he stabbed the policeman. May 1.-- A plan whereby homesteads of Iowa would be tax exempt up to one thousand dollars taxable value was outlined by Earl Dean of Mason City, Cerro Gordo county representative, in a talk here Monday before the Rotary club. . The plan, Mr. Dean explained, is one he has been considering and discussing with others Interested in the tax question for a long time. He said he believed it to be both sound and workable, gearing into the tax measure evolved by the interim tax committee of which he was a member and made law by the recent special session of the legislature. "It would apply," said Mr. Dean. "only to the home in which · the owner lives. The exemption would be similar to the present soldiers' exemption and would apply to a farm home as well as ,to city homes."" "By the time the next session of the legislature convenes," he added, "we will have definite information on the exact revenue available and a homestead exemption could be intelligently applied. At the last session we had no exact data on which to base our calculations along this line. '"This is undoubtedly the sensible method of approaching the tax free home and would leave other property with productive value still on the tax list, as it should be." Mr. Dean assailed the gross income tax as "unsound In several fundamentals." Chief of these, he observed, is that there is no relationship between dollar-turnover and profit, the thing out of which £my sound tax must be paid. Unsatisfactory experience with the gross income tax idea in South Dakota and Indiana was referred to by Mr. Dean. Agricultural experts figure that 556,000,000 worth of farm products which Georgia could grow are being imported by that state annually. eat beote lire been written about tobacctt aad Biit after all It said in rarf a few words 1 - " - ~ - ' V " '' * ' . ' _ . . * s GltesterfieH © 1034, tiGorrraMym TOBACCO Cd.

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