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· · ' L O N E R - I S M E M « t r- T O r I 0 rt 4 c R '.· 11 'j r '· i North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home S.---. ME ITION "TUB NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COP? ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE 8EKVIUB MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1934 TU1S 1'APKK CONSISTS OK TWO SEUT10N8 SECTION ONE NO. 181 Solons Help Out Friends Laudatory Speeches Put in Record as Elections Near. LIGHT RAIN COVERS NORTH IOWA By HERBERT FLTJMJIER · A S H I N G T O N , May 8. (IP)-With the present session of congress drawing near its close and election time at hand. the practice known on capitol hill as 'being a friend" is going at full blast. ' H e l p i n g a friend" is the act of one member of congress arising on the floor and talking for the congressional record in praise of the "hard working, conscientious and statesmanlike" colleague, who perhaps is having a little tough sledding back home in trying to return for another term. There are lots of them in such a fix this year, .especially in the house. Primary campaigns have been under- way since early spring and will continue through the summer months into the fall in some states. Every little bit. helps, particularly contributions of praise from a colleague who has had opportunity to see you in action on the firing line in Washington. With "Applause" Here's a typical illustration of how it's worked, recently put in the record by a southern member of the house: "Dear Tom: When you go home I want you to tell those ex-service men for me u:iat they will make a serious mistake if they turn against you after all you have done for them." This was signed by the chairman of the house committee on World war veterans' legislation. And another.. taken from the ipeectt ^#4ti»ourIfJmei?iber pi .the ^^ '4;tYwldMk~i;»\ : S»ft»rrGd:'tfi . Insult, Unable to Furnish Bond, Goes to Jail CROWDSGAPEAT SON GREETS SAMUEL INSULL ABOARD STEAMER HIM AT STATION; Prisoner Collapses Upon Hearing Charges Read by Marshal. CHICAGO, May 8. OB-- Samuel Insull was taken from the federal building and started on his way to a cell at the Cook county jail at 12:45 p. m., today unable to furnish 5200,000 bond. Insull rode in a taxicab. He was in fair spirits, smoking a cigar and talking to interviewers. "I have nothing whatever to say," said the elder Insull. "My son will make all the statements." Insull, Jr., said: "I don't know whether there will be any legal moves or not." Insull had a light lunch in the private office of U. S. Marshall H. C. W. Laubenheimer. It consisted of a tarn sandwich and a cup of coffee. Son With Instill, With insull on the trip to jail were his son, Marshal Laubenheimer and his deputy, Stephen Kusack.. A car of deputy U. S. marshals followed him. Insull, Jr., saw his father to the jail, bought him a magazine and then returned to consult attorneys. After a federal judge had set the elder Insull's -bond, with eyes brim- mine with; tears, steps lagging,, lie - Before Samuel Insull (left) had landed in the United States to be rushed to Chicago to face trial on f e d TM c h a w n e was greeted aboard the steamer Exllona outside of New York harbor by his son, Samuel Insull, Jr. The reunion apparently was a happy one. (Associated Press Ihoto). _ /( my - s v s ' certain, :ffi«':-«-ntiments : :of those of- cveryi state in the union--I desire to thank the citizens of the district of Texas for sending here and keeping him here all these years " And to make it all the more impressive the word "applause" is bracketed at the conclusion of such tributes. "Helping a Friend" The member so praised is free to have such personal tributes printed in any quantities he desires and "franked"' to his constituents. If he doesn't care to go to that trouble or expense, there it is in the record where all may see or where it can be read with pardonable pride when the time for taking the stump rolls around. Just the other day, when everybody in the house was anxious to get to consideration of the important stock market control bill, a democrat felt the urge to "help a friend." Snell, the republican leader, gallantly acquiesced. "I want it understood, however," he said, "that I know it is a purely political speech, and if someone on this side should want to. make one a little later. I hope there will be no objection from the democratic side of the house." FIRST VIOLENCE Postpone Harrison Delinquent Tax Sale LOGAN, May 8. OP)--The Harrison county delinquent tax sale has been postponed 60 days by County Treasurer J. C. Harnitt. The actlor was taken to enable many farmers to pay taxes after they receive corn-hog benefit payments, the I treasurer said. . . . . ito%lM!*ipcked .up, a ; prisoner 'InK 'citjrWhere he had risenjto.greatriess '·among the financial and utilities potentates of the land. Thirteen thousand miles of harried wandering across Europe, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic had brought him at last to the bar of justice. Crowds at Station. Crowds gaped at him in the station He faced them impassively. At the United States marshal's office he heard the charges read: Use of the mails fraudulently, and violation of the bankruptcy act. He collapsed, his heart overtaxed by the nhysical and emotional strain. He was fingerprinted, then led before a ujdge. . U S. District Attorney Dwight H. Green demanded 5200,000 bond. The government, he related, had spent" a vast sum chasing this elderly gentleman around the hemisphere and wanted assurance he would be on hand for trial. "This means he will be compelled to go to jail," protested Floyd E. Thompson, former chief justice of the Illinois supreme court, defender of Insull. Assure His Presence. Judge Barnes listened briefly to the arguments of Green and the defender. "The only question before the court," the jurist said, "is the amount of bail which would reasonably assure the presence of this de- fandant at his trial. "The question as to how much money or property a man has, has nothing to do with the amount of (Torn In rage 3. Colnmn 1) Pickets at Plant in Cedar Rapids Dump 3 Men Out of Auto. F. R. Gives PLAN "LOAN" OF FORECAST Partly clouCy Tuesday night and Wednesday; warmer in central and east portions. MINNESOTA: U n s e t t l e d Tuesday night and Wednesday, possibly local showers in north portion; warmer in northeast portion; cooler Wednesday in extreme west. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S o'clock Tuesday morning: Maximum Monday 91 Minimum in Night 56 At 8 A. M. Tuesday 64 Rainfall -*8 Not in recent years has a more welcome rain fallen than that of the early hours Tuesday morning. It came in a series of showers, to the accompaniment of much lightning and thunder. While the total is inadequate for the needs the drought which has continued since the first week of April is definitely broken. TWO LOSE LIVES IN PLANE CRASH Youths Die as Cabin Plane Plunges 300 Feet at Grand Junction. GRAND JUNCTION, May S. (!P Two Grand Junction youths lost their lives last night when a cabin plane piloted by one of them 5lunged 300 feet to earth while at- :empting to land at an airport a mile and a half north of here. The youths were O. J. Dutton, 25, and William Rice, 18. Dutton was the son of 0. W. Dutton, president of the Grand Junction bank, and Rice, a junior at Grand Junction high school, was the son of George Rice, feed store proprietor here Young Dutton worked in the bank. Dutton. who according to friends held a student pilot's license and had more than 50 hours flying experience, was attempting to land his ship when it sideslipped and crashed in an oat field. Both youths were alive when pulled from the wreckage of the plane but died enroute to a hospital at Boone. The bodies were returned to a funeral home here. CEDAR RAPIDS, May S. l.TJ-- j The first act of violence in prevent- 1 ing employes of the T. M. Sinclair packing^ plant from returning to work against a strike order issued Sunday night by the Butcher Workmen's union occurred this forenoon when about 100 strikers and sympathizers dumped three me"n out ot an automobile driven by Charles D. Wall, a foreman in the plant. Wall was attempting to drive through the crowd surrounding tne main gate of the plant. The strikers upended the automobile and sent the would-be workers on their way before police could reach the scene. Allowed to Proceed. Wall was allowed by the crowd to proceed to the plant, but police filed a charge of reckless driving against him because he did not wait for a police escort. Tlie automobile fracas occurred soon after officials of Wilson and company, with which the local plant is affiliated, issued a statement calling on the men to return to work with the ultimatum that, if they did not and it is necessary to shut down the plant, it will not be reopened. Against Closed Shop. · The statement declared the company's stand against a closed shop, one of the things for which the strikers are asking. Practically the entire police force I and the force of Sheriff Joseph Petrus were massed about the plant last night after strikers and their friends had derailed several stock cars which were being backed into the yards to transfer stock received here to other plants of the company. All police on off-duty shifts were called into sen-ice. Silver Bloc Nationalization Part of 2 Way Program for Metal. WASHINGTON. May 8. (.·!')-- President Roosevelt outlined to senate silver advocates today a tvvo way program involving nationauiza- tion of silver and a 25 per cent silver basis for the monetary system. There was reason to believe that an understanding on this two point program for rehabilitation of silver, at the discretion of the president, was Hearing completing for legislative action. The following white house statement was issued after the conference with the senate group: Discuss Two Points. "At a conference between a number of senators, the.secretary of the treasury and the president, there was further discussion of two points relating to the further use of silver as a metallic reserve for the United States. "More specifically, the possibility of nationalizing silver in the same manner in which gold has ealready been nationalized through the purchase of existing free stocks at a limited price was explored. Explore Objective. "The meeting also explored the ultimate objective or national policy of having 25 per cent of the monetary value of the metallic reserves of the country in the form of silver." Leaving the white house smiling, the senate silverites generally conceded that if this program is worked out it would be satisfactory. U. S., Canada and Australia Illinois Wants Five States to Join in Dillinger Reward SPRINGFIELD, 111., May 8. Illinois wants the five states in which John Dillinger has centered his banditry to unite in offering a 55,000 reward, for the desperado's capture. Governor Horner announced that Illinois is ready to post 51,000 if the sum will be matched by Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Seek to Stamp Out Illegal Liquor Sale CHICAGO. May 8. JP'-- The newly elected executive committee of the regional code authority for the wholesale liquor industry agreed to demand the cancelation of federal permits for dealers handling bootleg liquor, in an effort to stamp out the illegal traffic in Illinois and Iowa. FIND HIOEOUT OF GIRL KIDNAPERS Police Claim Arizona Chile Two Days Ago Was in Mexican House. CANANEA, Sonora, Mex., Ma} S. (JP)--The house in which kid- naped June Robles may have been held as recently as two days ago has been found, two patrolmen dis closed today. The statement came as a man hunt, sucb as this ancient mining settlement has not seen since Mexi co's dread rurales swept down in pursuit of early day brigands spread through Cananea and th surrounding territory. The policemen, Corporals Georg Ash and Tom Newell, of the Ari zona highway patrol, did not dis close the exact location of Ui 'house, but they said they were con vinced the 6 year old heiress to th fortune of Bernabe Robles. Tucso cattle baron, was now in the hand of two men. Make Offer on Wheat to Argentina. LONDON, May 8.--The United States, Canada and Austrialia are willing to "loan" 20,000,000 bushels of their allotted wheat export quotas this year to Argentina, the Associated Press learned today, provided a drastic reform is made in Argentina's export sales policy. Argentina would pay back the "loan" by sacrificing the big increase she has been privately promised in next year's quotas. Secret Parley Held. These conditions were set forth at a parley held secretly this afternoon by representatives of the "big four" wheat exporting nations--the Unit- d States, Canada, Australia and \rgentina. The only announced meeting ir onnectiou with the world wheat onference today was a session oJ je committee of which Andrew :airns of Canada is chairman. This ody is eucharged with drawing up list of the price minimums of all ;orld wheat for consideration at the till conference which resumes tomorrow. Firmly Opposed to Demands. Regarding the private negotia- ions of the big four, it was learred hat the United States, Canada and Australia are firmly opposed to meeting Argentina's demands for a 0,000,000 bushel increase under any .onditions. They would like Argentina to accept a minimum price scheme as a condition for granting her increase, out, recognizing that the reputation of the wheat pact is at stake, they vould be satisfied if Argentina o assurance that she would pursue a more restrained policy hereaf- .er on the world wheat market. The extremely low current prices and the heavy movement of Argentine wheat has alarmed other big exporters, particularly Australia. Tom Yoseloff Gets Scholarship Honor IOWA CITY, May 8. {.W--Tom Yoseloff of Mason City, Cholm Houghton of Marshalltown and Evelyn Benda of Iowa City, senior University of Iowa journalism students, received scholarship keys presented annually by the local chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, national journalism society. 14 Calhoun County Farmers Get Checks ROCKWELL CITY, May 8. O.T-- Charles Grove, treasurer of the Calhoun county corn-hog allotment committee, today distributed checks totaling S2.926.30 to 14 farmers who signed early payment corn-hog reduction contracts. FIRE VIRTUALLY DESTROYS THOR BUSINESS AREA 17 Buildings Razed by Blaze With Damage Set at $75,000. THOR, May 8.--Thor's business district was virtually wiped out in a fire that destroyed 17 buildings early this morning. The blaze, which was of unknown origin, left only three buildings in the business district standing. Estimates of the loss were placed around $75,000. The blaze originated in the fire station or at the cream station. Driver Spreads Alurm. At about 4:20 o'clock this morning, the bread truck driver from Fort Dodge honked his horn to sound the alarm. When Clara Gonder, chief operator of the telephone exchange, heard the horn she went into the street. Flames were already pouring to the middle of the street from the cream station and the fire station. The flames leaped across Main street and continued to sweep mong. In about an hour the worst of the destruction had been done. Some furniture was saved from the buildings. When firemen from nearby towns, who had come to help fight the blaze, attempted to slop the progress of the flames, f hey would find it leaping ahead of them. Other F.iremCii Help. r,-~-jPte-,--departments- -from^Fort- 5)bdge, J 'Humboldt and Eagle Grove answered the alarm. One man was injured when he fell through a roof. Businesses destroyed by the flames included: Julius Knutsun furniture store. Mokelbrut meat market. The postofliee. Andrew BerjrlanU cafe. Jake Wintcrton shoe shop. Wholend Hardware store. Thor Auto garage. Two cream stations. Firo station. Tom Langland pool hall. Lou Bolmand Beer garden. Henry ,1. Hansen's variety stoic. Telephone office. Stcen barber shop. Nelson's cafe. Wliolend's implement, shop. The only buildings left stanJing were the bank, a grocery store and an implement store. Nine families living over the business places destroyed in the fire were made homeless. Christian Knutson was injured when he fell through a roof while fighting a fire. He suffered a severely injured elbow and burned face. Tlior is located in Humboldt county. Despite the fact that the telephone office was destroyed, the town was without long distance and emergency service only-a few hours. Equipment was set up on a telephone pole and a hookup made with lines on the edge of the town which were left standing. PRIVATElllES FLY MAIL AGAIN Commercial Airlines Take Over Old Job Over 4 Routes. By ASSOCIATED 1'UESS. Flying of the airmail was resumed Tuesday by commercial planes. Over four routes private airlines relieved the army of the mail carrying, and postal officials said at Washington that other routes would be surrendered to commercial ships within the next few days under the contracts awarded last week. A United Air Line plane 'eft Newark at 1:15 a. m. (Eastern Standard time) for Oakland, Cal., with the first bags of airmail touched by a private line since Postmaster General Farley's order cancell- ing contracts became effective Feb. 1. The plane carried 1.200 pounds of mail and six passengers. Pilot Robert Dawson was at the controls. At Cleveland he was relieved by Pilot R. E. Coulter. Other routes over which the airmail moved once more in commercial ships were between Seattle and San Diego. Salt Lake City and Seattle, and Salt. Lake City and San Mellon Jury Refuses to Indict Him Ignores Complaint by Government of Tax Evasion. I PITTSBURGH. May S. i/l')-A I grand jury composed of. brawny | laborers anil white collar workers | today disposed of the government's lax evasion charge against the Rich Andrew W. Melion by refusing to indict the former secretary of the treasury. They ignored the government's complaint, finding it was "not a true bill." and then calmly went back to work in a stuffy little room to consider other business of a rou- . , -.. it tine grand jury A::drcw Mellon natm .» The specific charges, of which Mellon in effect now is cleared, were disclosed coincidently for the !irst time. He was accused of evading payment of 5716,14.4.27 in income taxes for 1931. Stock Sale Losses. The while haired banker who served in the cabinets of three presidents claimed he incurred losses in 1931 on the sale of slock of the Pittsburgh Coal company and on a sale of stock of the Western Public Ser.v4ce. s ebmpany. 'A capital. loss of 55,672,189.95 and an ordinary loss of $5,766.30 were claimed in the coal company transaction and a capital loss of $352,500 and an ordinary loss of 49,500 in the service company stock sale. Capital losses are taken on stock held more than two years and ord- RENEWS HOPES DROUGHT END IN SIGHT AT LAST Mason City Has .48 of Inch; Forest City Leads State With .52. inary losses on stock held less than two years. Jury Files 1". Shortly after 10 a. m., the grand jury of 21 members filed into the courtroom. Yesterday they had scanned evidence in the case and heard witnesses for five hours. Federal Judge R. M. Gibson took his seat. "Gentlemen, have you any documents?" he asked. The foreman, William Eceson, a meek little bank clerk of about 45 years of age, indicated with an affirmative nod, holding up a portfolio. A court attendant took the papers and handed them to the judge. He glanced at the document ar.d asked: (Turn io CiiKC '-1. Oliinin 1) URGES CREATION OF COMMISSION ICC Proposes New Federal Group in Regulation of Communications. WASHINGTON, May S. -T-- Crealion of a federal communications commission to regulate telephone, telegraph, radio, wireless and cable systems was advocated today by the interstate commerce commission. Meanwhile. Hugh S. Johnson, NRA administrator, said that while he may have to impose a code on the communication industry. "I con't want to impose any code if I can get out of it." The NRA yesterday made public a code drafted for the unwilling telegraph industry. Johnson said the cede would be given a hearing and would j,'0 through the regular administrative procedure. "I'd rather have an agreement than to impose a code," ho told reporters. "There is a good deal of talk about imposing a communications code. I may have to, but I have never failed to negotiate an agreement yet and I don't oxpcut to." The position of the interstate i commerce commission was given by Frank McManamy, a commissioner, in testifying to the house interstate commerce committee on the nay- burn bill. He said: "The interstate commerce commission · believes it to be sound public policy and in the interest of effective and economical regulation to consolidate under a single regulatory commission such closely rc- ' lated activities." Sunbaked fields in North Iowa felt the cool splash of rain early Tuesday morning, renewing hopes of relief from more than a month of drought. Mason City and the immediate vicinity received a total of .48 of an inch of rain in intermittent showers from 2 to G p. m.. while in other sections of North Iowa the rainfall was mostly considerably less. Precipitation totaling .52 of an inch was reported at Forest City. It rained at Charles City until 7 o'clock in the morning, with only a total of .ID of an inch. Waterloo reported .15 of an inch. Light showers started at Clinton later Tuesday morning, while light showers were reported at Estherville, Cedar Rapids and Du'ouque. First Meiisuralili! liain. The first mcasureabie rain since the first week in April brought with it relief from the heat of the past several days and brought hope to the farmers of better crop conditions. The rain soaked down several inches in most of the Mason City territory and is credited by farmers with saving the oats from deterioration which would have started almost immediately if the droughl and heat had continued. While crops in general are looking well it was only a matter of - a few days befors'damage would have, been done if rain had not materialized, it was stated. Kaln in 3 States. The drought was partially broken in parts of three states. Steady rainfall totaling up to .60 of an inch fell in southwestern Minnesota. The rain also broke unseasonably high temperatures. The first rain since Easier fell at Galena, 111., Tuesday, breaking the longest spring drought ever recorded there. Showers were predicted for other parts of the state, northern Indiana. Ohio and Michigan by tomorrow. At St.'Paul it was cloudy and more rain was in sight. Showers fell at Duliith and scattered parts of North Dakota. Sioux Falls, S. Dak., however, reported high temperatures over the state. Cool Wind Springs Up. A cool wind sprang up overnight in Iowa. Skies early Tuesday were overcast. The sun reappeared, however, and the weatherman predicted warmer weather for the central and eastern sections of the state Wednesday. Highest temperatures in Iowa during the last 24 hours were reported at Atlantic. Council Bluffs · and Iowa Falls where the thermometer climbed to 94 degrees. The lowest reading for the period was 04 degrees at Charles City, Forest City and Waterloo where showers fell. Unofficial Top 9(i. Lincoln. Nebr., had an u r o f f i c i a l top of 96 Monday. In Missouri. Kansas City chalked up a 02 while St. Louis reported a maximum of 86. On the heels of the drought, came reports of water shortages in several city reservoirs, lack of feed. (Turn to I'nge 2. Column 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 Cor 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 GIobc-Gazetto Information Bureau. Frederic J. Ilaskin, director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the Map of North America. Name Street City State ( M a i l to Washington. I J '

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