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,-ff*-T · " .r-faa»Mti WftMMlWri-*.: It 1 North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home -«-- C O M P · · - · · : · · :W H A R L O N E II ·' v * HIS M E M · A R T D E P T OF IOW*ij OES M O t W E S J A "TIIE NEWSFAI'EU THAT MAKES ALL NOKTU 1OWANS NEIGUBOKS" HOME EDITION VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, MAY 7, 1934 'i'liiii I'APBR CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO.. 180 OPENING INSTALLMENT GAPADE 'ARTHUR SHUMWAY CHAPTER I "Dixie Flyer" said the round bull's-eye sign on the brass rail of the observation car. The words, lighted from within, glowed warmly. They - were a welcome sight to Sally Gwynne as she passed through the gate of the Dearborn station and felt the chill of the train shed. They were a promise of escape--escape from the cheap room in Chicago, from the raw, slushy Lake Michigan winter, from days of job-hunting in late November with the inadequate protection of a worn brown fall coat. The cheerful s%n scattered these considerations and brought in their place pleasant pictures of leaning palm trees, Spanish houses, warm, dreamy rivers and bright sun on foaming white surf. For the first time in her twenty years Sally was enjoying the train- time excitement that possesses one about to make a rather 'ong trip. She was at once bewildered and stimulated by the hurrying travelers, the blue-uniformed trainmen and the strange sounds of the station. When a red-cap loomed up with a broad. soUcitious smile on his friendly brown face she gave an involuntary start. "Carry yo' bag, miss?" * __---Before her recently engendered instinct of frugality could protest Sally had handed him her inexpensive black suitcase and was hurrying after him as he loped professionally through the c'nifusion jumble of people and baggage. When she reached the Pullman to which she had been assigned, a tall, unbelievably sooty porter with unbelievably white teeth took the bag and led her to her berth which was already made up. Sitting on the edge of the clean-smelling folding j bed getting her flight things ready for a trip to the washroom Sally remembered the last and only other time she had traveled on a Pullman. It had been two years before when she and Alice Pearce left their little home town of Barton, Ohio, to go to Chicago on their own in search of the big job and the bright adventure. Now Alice Pearce was Mrs. Waldo Beresford of Kviraston, the ,wife of a young bond salesman, from an old family, and she, Saily Gwynne, who never could rest until she had tried her wings in the big city, was leaving it by herself this November |i night, going to Florida to a thrill- J ing and vaguely mysterious new job. Sally hunched up her slender I' shoulders at the thought and smiled I to herself. In the washroom she looked at. the frank* young face in the mirror d aslted^herself « all this could be j. if- this., slim girl earoute to Sda oa tb*,Dfcde Fl^er could be 3wjimlirr,*rten°grapner, of , «IA- · *»»*:?--*_.£.,,_A»*j«.* a I ' " ·"For, her this life will never grow stale?" Now, at twenty, Sally was as cool jind dauntless'as the blue lake by the smoky, city, and as hopeful, as vital and as competent as that ·young city itself. And still she was feminine; she was slender; pretty; twenty. She had been called beautiful yes, by young men who would have been glad to back that praise with their fists, but she always had rather discounted their judgment, deducting a, generous percentage of prejudice She was not beautiful as her favorite movie stars were beautiful, but few men, young or eld, failed to take a second over-the- shoulder glance when she went by in one of her few smart outfits. She lingered with her toilet, enjoying the sensation of being a traveler. Florida was still a fairyland place of motion pictures and books. All she knew was that in |i her bag was a letter from John Kemble Proctor telling her to report at his home in Daytona Beach on Nov. 27, to begin work as his secretary at a salary of forty-five dollars a week. It had been hard to believe. Especially these days. Forty-five a week; John Kemble Proctor, the eccentric old millionaire antiquarian, (Tom to page 4, colDmn-2) F. R. Reported Ready to Settle Finland's Debt Move Seen as Indication to Rest of Work 1 , of Result of Paying Up. WASHINGTON, May 7. '.D-Speaker Rainey said today he understood President Roosevelt intends to make a war debt settlement with Finland, which is not in default, and then recommend a similar agreement with other nations. Asked when he expected a debt message from the president, the speaker said at his press conference that he did not know. The intimation was that the settlement with Finland could be held up to the rest of the world as an indication of what the United States would do if other nations in default agreed to pay up to date. President Roosevelt has said he intended to send a debt to congress soon but no indication was given as to its contents. The next installments on war debts are due June 15. .Negotiations with Finland have been in progress for some time. It is.the only .nation-that has .paid .in full. ' · . . ^ITO DEFAULT, AGAIN 3** Wea FORECAST IOWA: Fair Monday night and Tuesday except possibly unsettled in the extreme west portion. Not much change in temperature. MINNESOTA: Fair Monday night anQ Tuesday, except possibly unsettled in west portion! Tuesday; warmer in northeast portion* LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning: Maximum Sunday 98 Minimum in Night 73 At 8 A. M. Monday 74 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum Saturday 87 Minimum in Night 55 Two sweltering days--the warmest of the season and among the warmest May days in recent history --were handed out. to North Iowa Saturday and Sunday. With the temperature crowding the 100 mark Sunday afternoon, the wind took a sudden turn from south to northeast and there was a rapid descent of the mercury. The need for moisture becomes daily more acute. PARIS, May T, UP)--The fourth French default on the war debts to the United States is considered certain by high officials who spoke privately on the question today. These officials asserted that no negotiations in regard to the debts "directly or indirectly" have been in progress recently and added that the "situation is more confused than ever." The French position on the debts, it was reiterated, remains the same as after the overthrow of the government of former Premier Edouard Herriot, who championed payment. The officials discussing the debts today said the problem cannot even be considered until President Roosevelt in 'an expected message clarifies it. The officials said that such clarification is not expected in time for negotiations regarding the payment due June 15 and that if it is true token payments are not acceptable now, nothing can be done until probably long conversations result in new and final settlement. France's war debt to the United States totals $3,960,772,238. The French installment due in June is 559,000,218. SILVERITESTALK WITH PRESIDENT Determined Senate Group in Hopes of Bargain With Roosevelt. WASHINGTON, May 7. W)--A determined band of senate silver- ites, expressing high hope of striking a bargain with President Roosevelt, beat another path to the executive's desk today. Willing to compromise, the silver men carried a four pronged proposal, aimed at a 30-silver to 70- gold mentary backing. They were confident the president would approve part, if not all, of their plan, provided they agree to making the legislation permissive rather than mandatory. All congress awaited the outcome of this latest parley. It may hold the key to an early adjournment. Should an agreement result, the senate might turn almost immediate attention to the silver question. The tentative plan of democratic leaders, however, was to push through the stock market control bill beforehand. Mr. Roosevelt was well armed for the conference. He talked at length with Secretary Morgenthau yesterday while enroute back to Washing- ten aboard the yacht Sequoia from a cruise down the Potomac. SAMUEL INSULL BACK HOME "On Hot Trail" in Kidnap Hunt GIRL HEIRESS, 6, MAY COME HOME INSIDE 24 HOURS Deputy Goes to Mexico Again, May Return With Prisoners. NOGALES, Ariz., May 7. OP)-Sheriff H. J. Brown of Santa Cruz county said today he believes Oliver White, his chief criminal deputy, is "on a hot trail" in Mexico in connection with .the kidnaping of 6 year old June Robles. White returned from below the border earlier to say he believed the little girl to be alive, and that she might be returned to her parents within 24 hours. Sheriff · Brown said White had asked permission to return to Mexico to take a special deputy with him. Could Not Be Found. The chief criminal deputy could not be found in Nogales, and the sheriff believed he had carried out his plan to return across the international line. It was reported he intended to go to Santa Cruz, a small town not far from the border. "We expect developments momentarily. if White is right," said Brown. A report grew in this border city that White, when he returned, expects to taring with him some prisoners and- possibly the girl. Officials declined, however, to confirm It was understood. Mexican* officers were .co-operating with. the Tnitr States 'aep3ty" sheriff. Shrouded In Secrecy. . White's ; movements were shrouded in secrecy. Additional deputies left the border at 10:30 a. m. They planned, it was understood, to proceed to the Santa Barbara ranch, IS miles south of the border, and meet White there if he returned with the prisoners or the girl. Many street rumors grew in Nogales but no word had come from the interior of Sonora to indicate whether the officers there had met with any success in their reported attempt to close in on someone believed connected with the kidnap- ing. Seen Crossing Border. Authorities said a man and a woman with a child of about the same age as the kidnaped heiress were seen crossing the international border at 2:30 p. m. Saturday. White was accompanied on the trip by a man he refused to identify. Coincident with his journey, Al Aguirre, Tucson bus company at- tache and the man who drove Bernabe Robles, cattle baron and grandfather of the child, into Mexico a few days after the kidnaping on April 25, made another mysterious trip into Mexico over the weekend. Aguirre, it developed, made the trip with O. K. Franklin, Nogales mining man, preceding White by several hours. They left Nogales about 1:30 p. m., Sunday, after making guarded preparations for the journey, and headed south into the Altar valley region, 150 miles west of here. Carry 30 Day Permit. They were equipped with considerable baggage and sleeping equipment and from Mexican immigration authorities they received a 30 day permit. To customs officers they said they were going to a ranch near Magdalena in the Altar Valley country to inspect mining properties. Members of both ·Aquirre and Franklin's families denied they were on any mission in connection with the kidnaping, but it became known that Franklin had been in Mexico on a secret trip two days ago and upon his return conferred with Aguirre. White said he had "reason to believe" the men were conducting negotiations for the return of the child, but he would not amplify the statement. Four Sioux Cityans Injured in Collision LE MARS, May 7. (.T)--Four Sioux Cityans were nursing injuries and one was in a critical condition today following a collision of two automobiles here last night. The Injured: Harold Oemig. 20. crushed skull and in a critical condition; Oliver Jones, 39, M. Marx and R. E. Bixby. Law Violation Charged in Proposed Plane Purchase House Group Accuses* Foulois, Commends Harry Woodrmg. WASHINGTON, May 7. (M--A subcommittee of house investigators reported unanimously today that Maj. Gan. Benjamin D.' Foulois, chief of the army air corps, acted "in clear violation of existing law" in the proposed purchase of airplanes costing 57,500,000. Coupled with the criticism of Foulois was a commendation of Harry H. Woodrmg, assistant secretary of war. No recommendation was made in this first formal report on the committee's probe into war department expenditures since 1926. Future recommendations were promised, however. Charge Law Violation. The eight members who agreed to tell the house that Foulois hnd violated the law were Chairman Rogers (D., N. H.) of the aviation subcommittee and Representatives Jill (D. Ala.), Montet (D. La.), Barter (D., Ohio). James (R. Mich.), Goss (R., Conn.), Plumlcy (R., Vt.), and Kvale (FL., Minn.). The report recalled that late In 1933, the PWA set aside 57,500,000 for the purchase of army airplanes. It asserted that Foulois had decided to buy the planes, without competition, from the Northrup corporation, the Boeing Airplane company and the Glenn L. Martin company. On Woodring's insistence, the plan for direct purchases was dropped and specifications drawn on which competitive bids were asked. Action Was Justified. The committee said: "Tour subcommittee find? unanimously that every action-taken In connection 1 with this $7,500,000 allotment by Assistant Secretary of War Woodnng was deemed by him required and fully justified, while the actions of the chief of the air corps, Maj. Gen. Benjamin D. Foulois, are in our opinion and in the opinions of the judge advocate general of the army and the comptroller general of the United States in clear violation of existing law." The report was submitted directly to the house without being considered by the full committee. It was said that neither the house nor the full committee would be expected to act on this partial report. NRAWILtlPOSE TELEGRAPH CODE Johnson Gives Plans Over Objections of Western Union, Others. WASHINGTON, May 7. (/£--The NRA today decided to impose a code upon the telegraph industry. Hugh S. Johnson as chief made the announcement of a stringent code to be imposed over the objections of Western Union, American Telephone and Telegraph company, and RCA Communications, Inc., If the plan is carried through this will be the first code forced on an industry by NRA. Hearing May 16. A public hearing will be held on j the administration code. May 16 before it is presented to President Roosevelt for imposition. Decision to use the drastic procedure was reached, the Johnson announcement said, because the big companies of the industry persisted in refusing to join in a voluntary code of fair practices as late as the last public hearing, held May 2. A. T. and T. is to be covered only to the extent of its teletypewriter services, handling written messages, and this code will not touch oral telephone service. Radio Competitor. ' RCA communications comes in as a radio competitor of the cable companies. Only Postal Telegraph and associated concerns, hard pressed by the competition of dominant Western Union and by the telephone company's invasion of the written message field, asked for a code to regulate competitive practices and put an end to a long standing advantages held by others. Ernest Brown, 67, of Des Moines Dies DES MOINES, May 7. OB--Ernest W. Brown. 67, Des Moines insurance executive, was dead today as a result of complications which i followed an appendicitis operation. MURDER CHARGED A second degree murder charge was filed in Wayne, Nebr., against Kmiald Xoung (above), despite wishes of 1he parents of his dead sweetheart, Nancy Ann Alford, 19, his companion in a suicide pact attributed to the couple's feur of implication In thefts. (Associated Press X'hoto). MEETS HIS FATHER YOUNG DEMOS OF IOWA ASSEMBLE State Officials Attend First Major Political Meet of Season. DES MOINES, May 7. (ffl--An enthusiastic state meeting of Iowa Young Democrats, first major political convention of the season, was in session here today. Between 800 and 900 members of the Young Democratic clubs of the state and state officials and party leaders were attending the one day second annual convention. District caucuses to select district committeemen and committeewomen for their organization got under way shortly before noon after a morning of speechmaking. Herring Speaks. Gov. Clyde L. Herring, state democratic chairman, E. J. Feuling and Ed Breen of Fort Dodge, state president of the Young Democratic clubs were among the speakers. Their addresses were interrupted by applause and cheering. The governor reported briefly the achievements of the first democratic administration in Iowa in 40 years. State officers for a two year term were to be elected at the afternoon meeting and a report received from the resolutions committee. A dinner and dance were on the evening program. Empty Treasury. Asserting that "when we came into the statehouse in January, 1933, the treasury was empty and the financial condition of the state was chaotic," Governor Herring contrasted the results of the democratic administration with those preceding it. He mentioned, in this connection, passage of the budget and financial control act and said that "we collected 5110,000 more than we spent in the first quarter after the budget and financial control act clamped down, and we collected a million more than we spent during the next quarter." Large Primary Vote. Breen. in his final message as president, urged the young democrats to drive for a large democratic vote, suggesting that they "sell your neighbors on the idea of placing the stamp of approval on Franklin Roosevelt by voting democratic in the spring." State Democratic Chairman Feuling told the convention to remember that their party was older than any individual and had always been called on by the country to "lift the people out of a depression or other crisis into which someone else put us." Candidates for the state presidency included Lee O. Ryan of Sioux City. Jake Moore of Harlan and Upton Kepford of Waterloo. RECORDS SET AS HOT SUN BURNS WHOLE MIDWEST North Iowa Bit Cooler After Mercury Hits 98 Here. North Iowa was a trifle cooler Monday after a hot sun had sent temperatures soaring around the 100 degree mark Sunday. Mason City had a 98 degree reading Sunday afternoon but, the wind swung from the southeast to the north, the air cooled off during the evening. The mercury stood at-74 at 8 o'clock Monday morning. The Iowa weather bureau forecast possibly unsettled in the west part of Iowa Monday night and Tuesday. The sun Sunday beat down with an August intensity sending the mercury to a record high for May of 100 at Sioux City, while the lowest reading reported Sunday night was 52 at Lamoni. Kcokuk Has Loiv. With the exception of Keokuk which recorded a high of SS, all other stations reporting to the bureau has readings ranging from 90 to 99. Motorists were out in shirt sleeves, and straw hats and linen suits made their appearance on the streets. Electric fans began to hum. No general rain to relieve the unseasonable dry spell was in sight, the bureau said. Other Jowa maximum readings EJunday included. Waterloo 99, Alta, Carroll and Charles City, 98, Inwood, Atlantic and Iowa Falls, 97; Council Bluffs, Dubuque and Forest City 96; Fort Dodge, Des Moines, Marshalltown and Iowa City 95; Clarinda, Albia and Davenport, 94; Burlington, 93; Creston and Lamoni 92; Estherville and Cedar Rapids, 90. Hot Winds Burn. Hot winds burned across Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa, searing pastures and further endangering small grains. In Iowa some communities faced a shortage of water and some farmers were being forced to carry water for stock. Pastures and hay crops were most seriously threatened. A brief rain near Quincy, 111., helped garden and truck crops but was insufficient to insure favorable crop conditions. At Chicago the heat drove thousands to parks and beaches. Forecasters predicted fair for Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Nebraska and.Kansas, indicating little relief from the drought wi.s in immediate prospect. GRAIN MARKET SOARS UPWARD Wheat Advances Almost 4 Cents and Corn 2 on Drought News. CHICAGO, May 7. (J)--Grain prices soared upward today, wheat almost 4 cents and corn 2 cents,' as speculative buying broadened on news of continued drought in the midwest. The May delivery of wheat sold at 85 cents, the peak since April 16 while May corn hit 4.y 2 , July 51 and Sept. 52%, the top for corn sonce April 12. Wheat closed only a fraction from the day's high, 2% to 3^1 cents above Saturday's finish. Des Moines Woman Ends Life by Lying Face Down in Creek DES MOINES, May '. (.T)--Lying face down in a shallow creek, Mrs. Harriet E. Green, 62, ended her life at her home here today. She was saved from a similar death yesterday when a grandson found her wandering along the creek bank. Relatives said she had been despondent over the drowning Saturday of Clyde Gilson, nephew of a daughter-in-law. N JOVIAL MOOD AS TRAIN BEARS HIM TO CHICAGO Says "I Made Mistakes But They Were Not Dishonest." ABOARD THE METROPOLITAN LIMITED, ENROUTE TO CHICAGO, May 7. U')--Samuel In- ull was in his most jovial mood as he sped westward today on the list leg of his involuntary trip icme from Turkey. He smoked a long black cigai and joked guyly with member. 1 ; ov lis party who came to the open door of his compartment to pass lie time of day. There was some question as to vhelher ho would continue all thi: vay to Chicago on this train. R. C. Bunnerman, state department representative convoying the party, ue- clined to confirm reports that he vould be changed to another train enroute. I'ut in Drawing llonm. Insull was given th« forward Jrawing room of a new steel Pull- nan attached to the rear of the. train especially to accommodate the party. His son, Samuel, Jr., and Burton Y. Berry, embassy secretary from Istanbul in whose custody the for- Samucl Insull, Jr., is shown In New York as lie waited to meet his father, tlic former utilities magnate who has been extradited from Turkey to faco trial, in Chicago. (Associated Ttcss Photo). Illinois Judge Dies. PEORIA. 111., May 7. OP)--Circuit .ludge John M. Niehaus, 79, died at ins home here early today. AT CEDAR RAPIDS 1,200 Employes of Packing Firm Begin Picketing Operations. CEDAR RAPIDS, May 7. (.T)-Peaceful picketing was b'Mng maintained around the T. M. Sinclair and company packing plant here today by strikers who late last night voted to walk out in demand for recognition of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen's union, for an increase in the base pay from 44 to 50 cents an hour and for a guaranteed work week, similar to that granted in another local industry. The local union boasts a membership of 1,297 and the plant normally employes 1,100 men. Work sit Standstill. Although the plant was practically at a standstill today, livestock was being received and the company's trucks started on their morning deliveries. Police cars escorted the trucks out of the grounds and policemen stationed at the gates kept traffic and the crowd moving. Lewis Clark, president of the local union, declared that requests for recognition have been made to Wilson and company and to the regional labor board in Chicago. He said an election of officers for a "company" union was to have been held today. Harry A. Palmer, general rrfan- ager of the plant, declined to make a statement, explaining he has not yet received formal demands from the strikers. An official of Wilson and company, Chicago, with which the local plant is affiliated, is expected here. Truck Drivers Stopped. Police were told that one truck driver, A. H. Radeke, had been stopped early this morning near the city limits and forced to return. He was located and later was escorted out of the city on his way to Peoria. Dan Kruidenier, commissioner of public safety, and Harry Johnson, city attorney, attended the workers meeting last night on trie invitation of Clark. They conseled immediate arbitration of the difficulty and warned the men to use discretion in their actions. 2 WARRANTS ISSUED CHICAGO, May 7. UP-- Federal Judge Phillip L. Sullivan at noon today issued two bench warrants for the arrest of Samuel Insull, Sr. One charged using the mails in a scheme to defraud and the other violation, of the fed- GO BACK TO WORK (By THE ASSOCIATED PUESS) A wholesale march of workers- out of the strike lines into the shops and mines--was ordered Monday as four major labor disputes were settled. Automobile industry strikes at St. Louis and Kansas City, a 'eather workers' strike at Peabody. Mass., and a coal miners' strike at V.tnder- grift, Pa., ended, bringing more (turn ty pass 4, column It of Leo J. Hassenhauer, acting United States district attorney. The. warrants are expected to be served on Insull when he arrives here early tomorrow on a train of the Pennsylvania railroad. Before the warrants were issued Attorney Floyd E. Thompson, former chief justice of the Illinois supreme court, conferred with Forest A. Harness, special assistant United States attorney general, in regard to the setting of bond for Insull and procedure in the case. magnate will remain until he reaches Chicago, \vere also assigned seats in the compartment. Two department of justice agents. Dr. George B. Corey of New York, named by the government to look after Insult's health .'luring the trip, and five newspapermen made up the rest of the party. After two years of exile, Insull. the fallen utilities czar, was broujjit back to America today "to make the important fight of my life." Seeks Vindication. He would seek not only freedom, the aged prisoner said, but com- piete vindication. "I made mistakes--but they wer^ honest mistakes," ho stated. ''They were errors in judgment, but not dishonest manipulations.'' Those "errors in judgment" referred to his, activities us head of a far flung utilities empire, the collapse of which resulted in charges of embezzlement, larceny, use of the mails to defraud and violation 01' the bankruptcy act being brought against him. Swiftly and carefully, guvern- (Tnm to pace 4, column 4) Map of North America Here is the map you have been waiting for. Here the entire North American continent, from the northernmost tip of Greenland to the southernmost point on the Isthmus of Panama, is gathered on one map for exclusive distribution through our Washington Information bureau. It is 21 by 28 inches in size, in five colors, and with time zones showing what time it is in other places when it is noon at Washington. Ten cents the copy, mailed. Use coupon. Mason City Globc-Gnzettc Information Bureau, Frederic I. Hiiskin, director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the Map of North America. 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