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,'V.IP i i A K L O N C R . I S MEM D E P T O F r-f s HO ! North lowa'g DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home -««·-· HOME E D I T I O N THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWAKS NEIGHBORS" yoL. XL FIVE CENTS A COP? ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, MAY 4,1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Off TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 178 Solons Are Sensitive Election Year Sets Them to Watching Papers Closely. U. S. CHAMBER STAND MODERATE By HERBERT PMJMMEK. r A S H I N G T O N , May 4. CcP»--In a year such ai this, when the entire house and one-third of the senate are up for re-election, members of congress become k c. e n 1 y aware of what is said about them and their activities in the newspapers. Some are more sensitive t h a n others, but all keep an eye on the senate and house press galleries and are quick to react to what is written by "you newspaper boys," as some members descrioe the correspondents. Even the leaders are not exceptea. Joe Byrns, democratic floor leader of the house, felt it necessary recently to arise to a point of personal privilege and repudiate a statement Trio Accused in Pecora Report to Committee PJIFH K SlfilN 1 Farm Holiday Association Simi CAU « 1 CondemnsAAA Program YOUTH FAILS IN SUICIDE EFFORT attributed to him in the press. Someone had accused him of speaking disparagingly of the senate leadership in the present congress. He denied that it was true arid paid'high tribute to the leaders on the other side of the capitol. Blanton Calls Names. Representative Blaaton of Texas for weeks has been regaling the house with his grievances against what he alleges are unfair attacks on him by certain newspapermen and newspapers. The outspoken Texan has called names and made specific threats. He has openly dared at least two prom- tnint newspapers to continue what » alleges to be personal attacks ' him. [·here's one member of congress, a-ever apparently impervious to ' sort of .thing. At. l e .astit would ·-"'-------·«- '· ·*·»· Pair Had Confessed to Robbery, According to Attorney. WAYNE, Nehr., May 4. (.PI--The killing of Nancy Ann Alford, 19, and attempted suicide of Ronald Young, 20, .was followed today by a statement from County Attorney H. D. Addison that they had confessed robbing the James Ahern store here recently. He said he believed the young man killed the girl and then at- Resolution Approved to Oppose Crop Reduction. DES MOINES, May 4. OB--The National Fanners Holiday association was pledged today to oppose the agricultural adjustment administration's crop reduction as a program "to gain prosperity through starvation." The resolution, adopted at the association's convention here, termed the AAA "a failure and a fraud, an insult to every self respecting farmer and a crime against society and civilization." "It proposes to drive 2,000,000 farmers from the land, while another agency of the administration seeks to settle 2,000,000 of the citj at- unemployed on subsistence farms 'rather than face! It subjects the farmers to the vir- r o b b e r y w h i c h were tual dictatorship of a bureaucracy r u u u d j ___ over W hich they have no control. Attacks on Wallace. The official stand against the AAA was adopted with loud cheers late last night, after a long day of militant speech making attacking the "new deal." Secretary of Agriculture Wallace, Undersecretary Rexford Tugwell and "the money lords," Holiday officials said delegates tempted charges u - _ about to be filed. Both are Wayne college students. Several Other Robberies. Addison added that the young couple apparently was implicated in 12 or 15 other recent robberies in this section. A quantity of silk goods was taken from the Ahern store Saturday. If Young, a freshman, recovers, a first degree murder charge probably will be lodged against him, Addison said. An inquest was held this afternoon. The tragedy, in the office of Dr. L. B. Young, the youth's father, was discovered when the dentist arrived there this morning. Miss Alford, a sophomore and one of three has r ate as a "democrat since it was admitted to the union. The tall, bronzed Arizonian is up for re-election this year. Recently lie received a communication from the editor of a leading democratic newspaper in. Arizona whom he describes as his "most constant and most savage critic." The entire communication was concerned with opposition to certain of the senator's views on legislation enacted and pending in the present congress. Not Thin-Skinned. After reading the letter Ashurst wired the editor for permission to have his opposition in detail printed in the Congressional Record. "If you grant me permission/' he stated, "I shall, of course print your letter without any deletion . . . Please do not be thin-skinned but imitate me as I am a pachydermatous . . . " Permission was immediately granted by the writer. Arising in the senate, Ashurst declared to his colleagues that he had "fondly believed, for some years, that I was sterilized and vaccinated against the vicious habit of reading letters into the Record, hut it now appears the habit has recurred." The letter wag gent to the desk of the vice president and read to the senate by the chief clerk. When it was concluded the senate returned to its regular business. The cowboy senator delivered no speech in reply. Minimum Prices for Tires Will Be Fixed WASHINGTON, May 4.. CSV- Hugh S. Johnson today issued an order declaring existence of an emergency in the retail tire trade, requiring- establishment of minimum prices on tires and tubes May 14 when the already approved code for the trade goes into effect. "Nearby was * Young,.. unconscious. He'-was taken to a hospital. Went to Dance. Authorities in reconstructing the tragedy said the students who had been sweethearts, attended a dance last night before going to the doctor's office. There Young apparently chloroformed the girl, the authorities said, then slashed her arm the elbow with his pocket- nea-r me ciui-»" »,.-" -- «. t knife and a scalps! he found in his father's instrument cases. near "-v-i^t A,, - "PV^MO- iinnmisnious. rv»ie.ti« nRRprf.fid. '.*He- ·-·attacked from 20 states were present at the convention. Approximately 2,000 persons attended the sessions, but the number increased to an estimated 5.000 when the Rev. Charles E Coughlin, nationally known priest of Royal Oak, Mich., spoke late in .the afternoon. /'Tugwell orv Christ", is'/the;issue Coughlin asserted. '-He- -.attacked Tugwell- as the servant of international bankers and charged him with responsibility for the crop reduction plans of the AAA." "Crucify Christ Again." "Starve the Chinese and the jobless of this country in the name of J ·,, . . . -i ill nn.inlfir fttTMer * TM ** TRUST COMPANY FAILURE LAID TO VANSWERINGENS Nutt Dictated Policies in Cleveland, Senate Group Told. WASHINGTON, May 4. IfK-- Investigators reported to a senate committee today that the policies which led to the failure of the ?35, 000,000 TJnioo Trust company of Cleveland were dictated by Joseph B. Nutt and that he was "influenced" by the Van Sweringens. Nutt, former treasurer of the republican national committee and 0. P. Van Sweringen, railroad builder, are under indictment for what investigators term a "window dressing" loan to the bank. Nutt once was president of the institution. The report naming them was submitted to the senate stock market and banking investigating committee today by Ferdinand Pecora, counsel. "Unsound Practices." It held the bank's failure was due to "unsound banking practices over a period of years." Among the practices named were "heavy investment in real estate," "Excessive concentration of loans to the Van Sweringen and Eaton interests," "Loans to officers, directors and their affiliated corporations,' 1 a bad dividend policy and inadequacy, of - ' ' - ' · - · ' " PLEADS NOT GUILTY KIDNAPERS MAKE DEATH THREATS ess o Tujrwell and you will crucify uansc again." the priest asserted. ,,{ family to then Young wrists. Addison said the 2:30 a. m. his slashed ·irl died about ·It 'has become a contest between Christ and chaos, and if conditions own i continue for another two years we be able to remove the blue and F.R, SADDENED BY WOODIN DEATH Man Who Helped Pilot U. S. Through Banking Crisis Victim of Illness NEW YORK, May 4. UP)--William H. Woodin, the frail little secretary of the treasury who helped pilot the nation through the 1933 banking! crisis, is dead. He succumbed last night to com- , plications which followed a throat | i n f e c t i o n . H e i would hav been 66 years old May 27. The t h r o a t I trouble developed' last summer and forced him to leave the treasury post in November. When told of M r . death, Woodin'a President SKf Weal "FORECAST IOWA: Probably showers Friday night and Saturday, except generally fair Saturday in extreme west portion. Somewhat cooler in northwest and north central portions Friday night and in east portions Saturday. MINNESOTA: Partly cloudy, cooler In west and south portions Friday night; Saturday generally fair, cooler in extreme southeast, LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S o'clock Friday morning: Maximum "1 Minimum in Night 56 At 8 A. 21. 65 , Roosevelt said at Washington: n UAM H. WOOD.N" "I am deeply shocked and distressed by the passing of my dear friend." Funeral services will be held at the Fifth avenue Presbyterian church at 4 p. m. Saturday. Burial will be at Berwick, Fa., the city of his youth. An industrialist at the expense of a boyhood ambition to be a doctor, Mr. Woodin turned to music after his sixtieth birthday and achieved note as a composer. Spring Kain Outside. A spring rain, reminiscent of one of his best known musical compositions-- "Spring Is In My Heart"-pattered 'outside his hospital window as death came. A warm friend of Franklin D. Roosevelt, he talked affectionately of the president shortly before the end. The national banking holiday prevailed from the hour he took office. He worked at the job night and day. After a few hours' sleep he was back at the white house each morn-, always smiling and cheerful, talking over the next move with the white from the flag and leave only the red there,'' he prophesied. Cheered frequently by the crowd. Father Coughlin criticized the federal reserve banking system as the masters of an enslaved agriculture (Turn to Page 3. Column 4) War Department to Ask for Bids on 110 Airplanes Part of Three Year Aviation Development Program; PWA Money Used. WASHINGTON. May 4. (/PI--Bids for 110 airplanes to cost 57,500,000 will be asked within a few days by the war department as a part of a three year aviation development program. The money has been made available by the public works administration. Bids will be asked for SO bombing planes and 30 attack planes. Objections raised by tHe army judge advocate general to terms of a. previous advertisement for bids have been met in the new specifications, the war department said. Bids Held Up. - AH bids for the planes were held up when a District of Columbia jrand jury and a congressional committee began an investigation recently into alleged influence by "lawyer lobbyists" in war department purchases and contracts. Before July 1 the chief of air corps will ask for bids on planes to be purchased during 1935 with funds recently appropriated by congress and for planes to be purchased during 1936. Advertisements for future deliveries will be sent out now, the war department said, to give all manufacturers ample time to meet con- Die Unless Ransom Is Paid, Says Note. TUCSON, Ariz., May 4. UP)-Threats of death hung over two members of the Robles family today for failure to pay the $15,000 ransom they have been trying to give kidnapers for the last three days. Revealing a hitherto undisclosed threat of the ransom note delivered to Fernando Robles, a few hours after his daughter, June, was kid- naped April 25, the elderly grandmother of the 6 year old girl said death was decreed for both Fernando and his little girl unless the §15,000 was paid. "They threatened to kill not only the baby hut my Fernando, if the money was not given," she told an interviewer. reserves.- P. "and M. J.,-are chiefly · interested in railroads and real estate. Cyrus S. Eaton is a Cleveland financier. "Window Dressing." Pecora's report, prepared by Frank J. Meehan, his chief statistician, and Walter H. Seymour, charged general use of "wincVnv dressing" practices by the bank and suggested it had obtained advance notice of bank calls. "These window dressing transac tions were consummated prior to the call date," the report said. "This supports the conclusion that notice was given to the Union Trust corn- pan}' sufficiently in advance to permit the officers to negotiate the transactions necessary to carry out their desire." Exceed Legal Limit, Other conclusions reported were: Loans to the Van Sweringen companies at times exceeded the lega' limit. A director who objected to them D. L. Johnson, was not re-elected. The Union Trust turned over to J. P. Morgan and company as collateral on a Van Sweringen loan the same collateral it held as trustee foi other Cleveland banks on previous loans. L^L V i l i *, v-i.. . She expressed the conviction the kidnaping was me work of persons Evelyn Frechette, reputed ' " ' shown as she Was escorted to federal court in Sfc Paul, where sh p l e a d c d n o t guilty to charges of harboring the Indiana d e s p e r a d o . (Associated Press photo.) Believed to Have Died in Forest Fires 3 Homes Destroyed by North Carolina Flames, \ DOUGHTON. N. Car., May 4. OTi --Two persons were believed to ave perished and 13 homes have een destroyed by forest fires which ontinued unabated today after weeping through approximately 00,000 acres of mountain forests n northwestern North Carolina. Reports reaching here said Mrs. \lice Galloway, mother of three hildren. and an unidentified flre- ighter had died as the flames crept p Mitchell river toward the resort own of Roaring Gap. Other residents of the community aid the two were missing as lead- rs rounded up all persons and or- ;ercd homes evacuated. The entire vlitchell river settlement of 13 louses was abandoned to the invad- ng fire. Wide sections of Wilkes ind Alleghany counties were burn- ng fiercely today, and smoke and ishes enveloped cities as much as 10 miles from the scene. Flying wands, borne by stiff gusts of wind ipread the flames in all directons The fire was feeding on deac lebris when last February's reeorc Breaking freeze sent trees and limb. c crashing to the ground over a 100 mille square in this region. Obs^r vers reported human efforts inef fectual in fighting the fire, and th only hope for relief was rain. PARTS OF "NEW DEAL" SCORED IN 23 RESOLUTIONS Harriman Re-Electecl; Oppose Too Great U. S. Control. Collusion among officers of the bank to misapply funds for their _ _ as t n e w o r K p i p e r s o , * , ., in Tucson, where she believes June | is held. "My son each night makes the trips those people ask him to. The money waits. What can we do? They do not come. If only they would come!" While the contents of the original ransom note never have been pub- president r There came a time when (Inm (o rase Z, column 5) the licly disclosed, authoritative sources said it demanded that the girl's father drive along a lonely road until certain signals were received when be was to toss the money out and continue without stopping. LEO WEINER TIRED OF BEING ARRESTED AS JOHN DILLINGER ditions. No Official Figures. No official figures were issued by the war department, but it was understood the three year program would involve purchase of 1,000 planes of all types at a cost of approximately 530,000,000. Three hundred planes of all types are scheduled to be purchased by competitive bids in 1935. No figures are available for 1936 purchases. CHICAGO, May 4. (.-V--There 13 just one little thing about Leo Weiner, 24. which is causing him some trouble these days. He looks almost exactly like John Dillinger, the Indiana desperado now so much in demand. Today Weiner was "captured" again after an excited citizen had phoned Maxwell street police that Dillinger was standing peacefully on a corner oa the south side. Three police squads, armed for a decisive battle, raced to the spot. They got their man. At the station he signalled for pencil and paper, after police had shouted many questions at him, and wrote: "I am Leo Weiner, 24, and I'm a deaf-mute. I came here from Brooklyn to look for a job at the fair. I've been mistaken for Dillinger so many times that I'm sick of it. Even my friends shy away from me. "I am going to grow a beard and get dark glasses." Police wrote a strong apology. MASON CITY AND DES MOINES LEAD Local Musicians Collect 4 Superior Rankings at State Contest. IOWA CITY, May 4.--Roosevet High of Des Moines, and Mason City today were running close together for the amassing of high honors at the state music festival here. Roosevelt high had five superior rankings and Mason City four with 25 of the 51 events completed. Central of Sioux City, Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs, East and West Waterloo and Iowa City all claimed some superior and excellent rankings. In addition to the four superior rankings. Mason City had six excellent ratings. Other North Iowa schools were ranking high, Cresco and Charles City each getting two superior rankings and Osage, Clear Lake, Luverne, each one. Get Superior Bankings. Mason Cityans getting superior Japan Never to Discuss Peace in Asia With West Koki Hirota Asserts Nation Refuses to Submit to Repetition of 1932. TOKIO, May 4. UP)--Foreign Minister Koki Hirota voiced a vigorous expression of Japan's new "hands off China" policy today and implied that Japan promises never again to discuss the question of peace in the far east with western powers. Addressing the annual conference of prefectural governors, the foreign minister declared that Japan refuses to submit to a repitition of vliat happened at Geneva in 1932 ·when unfortunately Japan's opin- ons concerning the maintenance of neace in eastern Asia were rejected --compelling us to secede from the eague of nations." Mentions Only Geneva. Although Hirota mentioned only Geneva in this, his first public expression on the Tokio government's '·ecer.tly enunciated policy toward China there was a strong implication that Japan intends never again to debate oriental questions on equal terms with the Occident as she did at Washington in 1922 when the nine power treaty was framed. Referring to the powers' treaty rights in China, Hirota said that "if necessary, Japan is willing to exchange views individually with powers concerned about their rights and interests." rankings incuded Howard Schweer cornetist; Roger Downing, baritone; Doy Baker, bass viol player and the small brass group. In the small brass group are Howard Schweer and Bob Runyan, cornet iats: Maynard Odden, French horn player: Wesley Fiala, baritone player: Bill Whorley trombonist and Arthur Kennedy, tuba player Madalynne Powell of Mason Citj received the excellent rating in so Prove Poison and Kill 3 in Family SAPULPA, Okla., May 4. (-T)-Doses of what Chester Barrett thought was quinine proved to be poison and killed three members of his family. Six others, including himself, are seriously ill. Barrett, unemployed, last night s ave seven of his eight children, his wife and himself doses from an old receptacle that at one time had contained the medicine. Lee Sniuer. deputy sheriff, said he had learned that about two years ago Barrett purchased poison to kill rats at the small home near here, and that all of this was not used. Some time ago the original container broke and the powder was transferred to the old quinine box. Murphy Hopeful of Approval of Change in Bankruptcy Law WASHINGTON, May 4. (.T)--The Murphy-Gillette amendment to the federal bankruptcy law was in conference committee today and Senator Murphy (D.. Iowa) expressed the hope it would be accepted. The amendment makes mandatory the appointment of a farm debt conciliator in any county having a farm population of more than 500. FUGItWEFROM PRISON CAUGHT Burglar Who Escaped With Norvell, Kidnaper, Gives No Resistance. CHESTER, III., May 4. W)--Warden Joseph Ragen of Southern II- iiereais. linois penitentiary announced that But, recalling Japan's difference James O'Connell. who with Randol AVASHINGTON, May 4. i.Ti--The hamber of Commerce of the Unit- d States laid down a moderate olicy for the coming year today n 23 resolutions criticizing parts, ut not the whole, of the Roosevelt rogram. Henry I. Harriman. whose atti- udc toward the administration has een friendly, was re-elected prcsi- ent. The chamber reiterated in resolu- ions its policy for modification of he securities act, urged further nodification of the stock exchange egislation, demanded repeal of larts of the wheat processing tax, varned against too great a reliance n persons in official position, and ·ecommended that greater powers- be given NRA. code authorities. Middle of the Koad. The election of Harriman, generally expected for some days, was. lowever, attained only after considerable private discussion among :he chamber's leader. 1 ?. It was said authoritatively his election indicated an intention of chamber to follow a middle of the road policy. The resolutions, while calling lor changes in several particulars and laying down general policies against too great governmental control, did not, in any major item, denounce the recovery program. The chamber of commerce elected directors-lor--the *iisiilar ·yeStiHi- clufflnsr "·'' **-·*** ^ William Dawes Director. Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa: William' R. Dawes. president Central Illinois Securities ' Corporation, Chicago. Transportation, Fred W. Sergent, president Chicago and Northwestern Railway company, Chicago. Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota: Oliver S. Warden, editor. Great Fall's, Mont.. Tribune. On the wheat processing tax, the chambers aid experience had shown "unexpected and unintended consequences" and that the exemption of farmers who exchange their wheat for flour should be repealed. Score Discrimination. Other resolutions urged greatei authority to code authorities in NRA; indorsed a policy to give uode authorities more power in fixing minimum wages and disapproved taxation which discriminated among types of businesses. One resolution said the chamber opposed compulsory legislation for unemployment reserves, and advised code authorities to report within six months on a plan for their industries individually. The chamber recommended that when the federal budget is presented a "real" one in accord with actual expenditures be produced. Another resolution said railroads must be considered the central part of the nation's transportation policy, and that the government should encourage only voluntary consolidation. "Individual Rights." 3n a resolution entitled "individual rights." the chamber said '"th? rights which are guaranteed to American citizens, and which they cherish, should always assure them protection in their lawful ocnura- tions and lawful enterprises from 'I ?' with the Occident which led to her departure from Geneva, he added: "We shall not repeat what happened at Geneva." Restates Main Points. The foreign minister restated the main points in recent declarations through which Japan answered the challengers of Great Britain and the United States concerning her policy in eastern Asia. Hirota reiterated that Japan respects existing treaties and the rights of other powers in China. Then he added: "Japan is the principal protector (Turn to i'asc 'i, Column 31 of the stability "and the peaco of eastern Asia. "It is Japan's mission to maintain peace and order in eastern Asia in co-operation with the other countries of the Far East. Japan sincerely desires the unification, integrity, and prosperity of " China which can be attained only '" | through China's own self-awakening j efforts'' (Turn In Pose t. Column 4] Parliamentary Law Eugene Norvell, kidnap gang leader, has been a fugitive from the prison, was captured this morning near Alto Pass, 111. Warden Ragen said capture was by a group of prison guards and that O'Connell surrendered without resistance. He quoted O'Connell as saying Non-ell was nearby and exhausted by the chase. The warden aaid he believed the fugitive kidnaper may be captured today. O'Connell, 33 year old burglar, was exhausted and hungry when taken by the prison guards, Ragen said. He said the man was not armed. O'Connell was brought back to the prison immediately. Guards had been searching for the pair since they escaped from the prison last Friday. O'Connell was found in a heavily wooded region south of Murphysboro. III., where a posse of from SO to 300 men have been searching for ·3vcral days. This is a compilation of the established rules of order that govern the proceedings of all deliberative bodies, now available through the Washington Information bureau of 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 of "Parliamentary Law" will be sent to any address postpaid for six cents. Use coupon. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskln, director, Washington, D. C. I enclose six cents In coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet on parliamentary law. Name Street City State (Mail to Washington, U. C.

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