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M S M E M A S T . i t P T or 10** o p «t go I N F; I · Atorf/i Iowa's '\ortn lowas MJL DAILY PAPER w EV/tferf for the Home ---- HOME EDITION ·THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED IV1RB SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 1934 THIS PAFEil CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 182 lowans in Washington Wallace Boomed as President After Roosevelt. U. S. TO EXPECT DEBT PAYMENTS yj By DON McGUIRE . A S H I N G T O N , May 9. UP-They are already m e n t i o n i n g H e n r y Wallace for p r e s i d e n t "wh'.n President Roosevelt completes his second term in 1940." Last week in the Washington Post, the paper p u r c h a s e d b y Eugene Meyer, former governor of the federal reserve b o a r d , various reasons were set forth regarding Wai lace's qualifications for the chief executive's post. 'If he survives the political scalping parties, led by the moment by Milo Reno, he will be only 52 years old by that time," the Post said. 'Also he is modest, moral and magnetic. Most of all he has a plan. 4s one scans the political horizon he is almost tlie only living man that does have a plan. _, 'Wherever Mr. Roosevelt or other "1 wings of the new deal may be going 4 Mr. Wallace is headed straight for 1 a definite, set goal. He is against 3 inflation, regimentation, agricultura -controls, cuts, curtailments, artlfi- Icialities and all laws repealing the =-3 law of supply and demand.' Rather - he tolerates "these things for the .moment, but only until he can gel tariffs down all over the world, unti lie can restore world trade, overseas markets, foreign purchasing power etc. For Agriculture Parity. "He is for parity for agriculture and parity begins at home. "He would start in at once to eliminate inefficient industries, to let in foreign goods, to undo the terrifying snarl of more than a de cade of world economic knitting Then the foreigners could buy ou surpluses, from farm and factory [They could.pgv.their.debts-,.,.;..;.- ; i "By the 'time '1940 rollsvarouna a aint beginning should be percep tible, perhaps enough to make . .prophet of the secretary and henc '·a president. The plan is ideal, excep (that it is a slow plan and this i Ian impatient world. Wallace Restates Plan. "Milo Reno, farmer inflationists politicians, plain people, prefe plans that act quickly. Even so, th secretary does have a plan and th courage to state it, not once, bu again and again. In that he is un que in both political plans today." Such a summary, coming from republican newspaper, may take 0 added significance if the next fou or five years sees Secretary Wa lace leading agriculture out of th wilderness of mortgages and over production. Another significant factor pointed out in that Wallace is sti a comparatively young man, with score or more years of public 11: ahead 'of him. Such a span, in vie of the shifting political winds i the last 10 years, may give him tim to inscribe his name among th great of the nation's history. DYNAlTElUST RAZES BUILDING Entire Mine Village Shaken by Explosion but No One Injured. COAL VALLEY, Ala., May 9. UP) A stick of dynamite hurled from a speeding automobile struck the Debardeleben Coal corporation's commissary here early today, and destroyed it. Windows were shattered in buildings within a radius of 200 yards by the heavy blast. The entire mine village wa* shaken by the explosion, but no one was injured. JAIL BARS SURROUND ONCE POWERFUL INSULL PIONEER MERCHANT Slight Hope of Showers; Dust Storms Come Up ONLY WE,* ~~ WATERLOO HAVE LIGHT SPRINKLE Mercury Again Climbs in Midwest; Mason City Has 90 Degrees. BULLETIN WASHINGTON, May 9. VP-Secretary Wallace declared today that from present weather indications the 1934 production of wheat in the United States might be as low as 450,000,000 bushels, compared with the normal crop of more than 800,000,000. DES MOINES, May 9. (.T)-Clouds which offered scant showers flirted with farmers in two areas over the state within the last 24 hours. After disappearing during he forenoon they came back again Ms afternoon and offered a slight chance of rain. Meanwhile Weatherman Charles D. Reed pronounced it would be cooler tonight and generally fair :omorrow, with nothing in sight except another possible dust storm riding on winds from North Dakota and Minnesota. A sprinkle of .03 of an inch fell at Waterloo and a brief shower totaling .20 of an inch fell at Dubuque within the last 24 hours, the weather bureau reported. Skirts High Points. The thermometer skirted the high points again yesterday in Iowa, reaching a top of 100 degrees atiUrwood, ·. At ..Carroll it .was-. 97; at'Sioux City 98; at Iowa Tails 97r and at Clarinda, Council Bluffs and Estherville 96. Mason City had a 90 degree reading but felt warmer. A 40 mile an hour wind was reported at Williston, N. Dak., this morning and the weather bureau here said it was moving into Iowa. At Sioux City the wind was travel- ling at 20 miles an hour. A heavy duststorm was reported Wednesday at Emiaetsbuvg, which had not yet received any showers that were recently reported in several other sections of North Iowa. Fine for Wasting Water. As a result of the water shortage of Creston, the city council passed an ordinance making unnecessary use of water a misdemeanor punishable by fine up to ?100 or 30 days in jail. The ordinance lists watering gardens, lawns, shrubs and washing vehicles as unnecessary. It will become void when the emergency ends. Roy Benson was fined SSO in the police court for watering shrubs at his home. Lake Nearly Dry. Summit Lake, Creston's water suplpy for 40 years, is nearly dr,j and since Saturday water from Me Kinley Park lake has been pumped to the purifying plant. Water con sumption has been cut 40 per cen in Creston, and the Burlington rail road is using 5 tank cars to hau water into the city. While Aberdeen, S. Dak., record ed a mark of 105 yesterday, th highest May temperature on record Rapid City, where the mercurj reached 94, equaling the previou high mark, reported cool winds am a forecast of "light frost." tonight One Heat Prostration. At least one heat prostration wa on record and a death partly attrib uted to heat was reported. North Platte topped Nebrask; (Turn to Fuse », Column 3) WeS In amazing contrast to the days when he was an emperor of industry, Samuel Insull was iorccd to face ^temnltt 8 tor S^ -Photo). ' · · ' " ' - ' ' . . " . - A . . . · ; . -- ' '...'·'. " ' · ' . - ' ' '· . Grant Insull Habeas Corpus Judge Agrees to Hear Plea of Bond Cut Utilities Magnate in Jail Awaiting Court Decision. CHICAGO, May 9. UP)--Judge Will M. Sparks of the U. S. circuit court of appeals granted a habeas corpus writ for..Samuel Insull this afternoon and agreed to hear a petition at 10 a. m. tomorrow for the reduction of his $200,000 bond. The petition, signed by Insull himself in the county jail hospital, was presented by his attorney, Floyd E. Thompson, after another federal judge had refused an informal motion to trim the heaviest bond ever required in a Chicago federal court. Thompson said lie would argue that ?100,000 which Insull can furnish, is ample bond to assure his PROGRESS RAPID ON SILVER BILL Roosevelt Reserves F i n a l Judgment Until Measure Is Drafted. WASHINGTON, May 9. (.T)-"Excellent progress'' in framing silver legislation was reported today by Senator Pittman (D.-Nev.) after a treasury conference with Herman Oliphant, counsel to Secretary Mor- genthau. Meanwhile, President Roosevelt favorably canvassed the desirability of nationalizing silver, but withheld final judgment until legislation desired by silver senators was drafted. Pittman indicated to reporters he thought a bill should be ready for white house study before the week- Greek Police Turn Guns on Striking Mob Six Men and Woman Slain by Machine Gun Fire. ATHENS, May 9. (-T)--Police and troops turned machine guns upon strikers today killing six men and one woman during disturbances in Kalamata harbor. An undetermined number of persons was injured. Despite the police and military fire, the strikers held their ground. The bodies of the dead lay in the streets. The authorities on the spot asked for additional soldiers. LOSS HEAVY AS BLAZE RAGES IN MINNESOTA CITY 3,000 Wabasha Citizens Terrorized as Wind Fans Flames. WABASHA. Minn., May 8. (.P)-A wind whipped fire, which threatened extinction of the town, terror- zed Wabasha's 3,000 citizens today and, spreading through warehouses elevators and other buildings caused several hundred thousanc dollars damage. The blaze, swept by high wind through one structure after another, was brought under coutro after a desperate struggle by firemen from three neighboring: communities with Wabasha's own department and hundreds of volunteers. Gale Saves Town. A gale which blew away from the town saved the community itself from destruction while forcing the blaze into 10 or more buildings along the Mississippi river front quick action by the Lake City fire department, 15 miles away, answer ing the emergency call within 1! minutes, was accounted the chie factor in halting the fire. Wabasha is 90 miles south of th Twin Cities. Residents hurriedly left thei homes to aid in combating th flamea, which burned over drough dried grass ·lands; · . : ' - ' Buildings Destroyed. The buildings destroyed include. The J. G. Dill company's $100,00 elevator and a smaller elevato each containing barley, oats an corn; its remodeled office building its hay barn in which seven horsi perished; coal supplies, and a ga: age with three trucks and a car. Coal sheds belonging to the Wab T. B. GLANVILLE. T.R.GLANVILLE DIES AT HOME Early Retail Merchant of City Succumbs to Heart Disease. Thomas Roger Glanville, 73, who has been a dominant factor in the retail merchantile life of Mason City since 1894, died at his home, -04 River heights drive at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday morning of heart .disease following'a .month's illness.' . .Mr. Glanyllle. .was ;· born Oct.- .17 1860, at Hazel Green, Grant county Wis. When 6 years of age he move! with his parents to Cornwell, Eng where his father, a lead miner, en tered the British mines. The sojoun to England lasted only two and one half years, however, when the fam ily returned to the United State and settled in Lafayette county Wi3. Entered Business. end. Submits Proposal. The Nevada senator, who negoti- the London silver agreement, asha Fuel company and the McLaughlin Fuel company. A warehouse of the Minnesota Co-operative Wool association and two carloads each of wool and feed 3 Towns Help. Fire apparatus from Red Wing, Lake City and Winona worked with the limited equipment here in bringing the flames under control. Covering a distance of 10 blocks, the rapidly spreading blaze burned trees and threatened destruction to , , appearance for trial and that the submitted a proposed draft to OH- j - FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday; cooler Wednesday night and in east and southern portions Thursday. MINNESOTA: Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday; cooler Wednesday night, except slightly warmer along Lake Superior; Cooler Thursday in east portion. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock ·\\ednesday morning: Maximum Tuesday 90 i Minimum in Night B9 i .Vt 8 A. M. Wednesday 81 nainfall Trace LONGSHOREMEN OUT ON STRIKE 10,000 to 15,000 Pacific Coast Stevedores Ask More Wages. SAN FRANCISCO. May 9. (.?-A strike of Pacific Coast longshoremen went into effect at 8 a. m. (PST) today, with between 10,000 and 15,000 stevedores quitting their jobs and demanding more wages and a shorter working week. Heavy details of police were rushed to the waterfront here and in other coast ports to prevent any possible outbreak of violence. Hundreds of stevedores gathered along the embarcadero here and watched while police wer° given their final instructions on how cope with the situation. higher sum is exorbitant and violates his constitutional rights. Need Noi Appear. Judge Sparks said the aged defendant need not appear in his court for ths hearing. He will remain a prisoner at the county jail, awaiting the court's decision. Then, if able to make bond, Insull will be subject to re-arrest on state charges requiring ?50,000 more bond, and service on a number of civil suits for recovery of the millions lost by creditors of his bankrupt companies. Meanwhile, the government prepared to arraign InsuU _ Friday morning on charges of using the mails to defraud and removing assets of a bankrupt firm. Insull Arises Early. Insull arose at 6 a. m. today after his first night as a prisoner in Cook county jail. He was chipper and blithe, and had apparently recovered entirely from the strain of his rapid fire day in court yesterday. Shortly after arising, he left the prison hospital ward where he spent the night and went down to the jail dispensary to meet newspapermen. Dr Francis W. McNamara, jail physician, insisted that Insull be brought into the dispensary on a. wheel chair, remarking that his general condition was still bad and must not be aggravated. Dressed in Pajamas. Insull was dressed in pajamas) to slippers and a maroon bathrobe of Tnra l» race 5, Column « phant for his consideration. Pittman's idea, if adopted by the treasury, would "authorize and direct" the secretary of the treasury to establish and maintain a metallic monetary reserve with silver comprising 2 per cent. The plan would further "authorize and direct" the secretary of the treasury to make silver a "primary" monetary basis. Idea Not New. It is regarded at the white house I as nothing new to have a silver backing for currency. It was said that an even larger percentage than the proposed 25 prevailed during the administrations of Presidents McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Approximately 12 per cent was said to prevail now. but the president is willing to go up to 2p as proposed at the London economic conference. The president emphasized that in nationalizing silver the government would take over only bullion, permitting the people to keep their silver dollars and other silver coins. The authorities unlimbered machine guns when the strikers attempted to destroy the new grain loading devices which have been installed in the harbor. The workers were protesting the construction of the ,,iov«..i. devices, contending they would throw a number out of work. The government immediately uatlon was serious. against modern homes in the vicinity. Spontaneous combustion the smaller of the two Dill company elevators was believed to have started the fire, which immediately got out of control. SIX LOSE LIVES IN PLANE CRASH Searchers Sight Wreckage of Passenger Plane in English Channel. J.HG guvctiiiJiiCiii. iii*i*iVMi«A---j -- j ** sued a communique saying the sit- j CROYDON| En g land , May 9. /P) Lawler Farmer Loses $93 at New Hampton NEW HAMPTON, May 9.--W. P. Corrigan, Lawler farmer, Tuesday lost S93 in currency on the streets of New Hampton, he reported to C. w. Schnurr. marshal. --Searchers in airplanes reported sighting the wreckage of the Air France passenger plane "Brequet" floating in the channel 18 miles xvest by north from Boulogne. Boats started out from Boulogne toward the wreckage. Four Frenchmen and two Englishmen were believed killed when the trimotor passenger plane disappeared on a flight across the English channel between Diepe, France, and New Haven, England. The occupants of the plane were: Pilot Cannet, French: radio operator Olier, French; Steward Hudson, English; Count Ernest de Neuville, French passenger; M. Guichard, French passenger; a Mr. Tralffard, English passenger. The lost plane is attached to the regular Paris-London service. It left Le Bourget at 11:15 a. m. today with Pilot Cannet in charge. PRESIDENT SIGNS SUGAR CONTROL Roosevelt Proclaims Slash of Half Cent a Pound in Tariff. WASHINGTON, May 9. (.Pi- President Roosevelt today signed the sugar production control bill. He expects to sign the 5417,000,000 revenue bill tomorrow. The president proclaimed a reduction of one-half cent a pound in the tariff on sugar. He also declared that the rate of the sugar processing tax "must LUUHJ **"·'* +..«.. ~.~....~i. --- o not exceed the amount of the reduc-1 The other members of the crew were When 20 years of age, Mr. Glanville entered the dry goods business at Galena, 111. There he learned the fundamentals of the business to which he was to devote the greater part of his active life. He remained at Galena 14 years, during which time he was married. From Galena, Mr. Glanville came to Mason City and bought the Wood and Wilson dry goods store on the corner of First street and South Federal avenue. Later he bought a lot at 12 South Federal and built what is now the north part of the Merkel store. The following year he leased the room to the south of the building and enlarged hb store. He operated the store in this manner until he sold out to Killians, Inc., Jan. 1, 1918. In Many Enterprises. Mr. Glanville \vas active in numerous commercial and civic enterprises. He was associated with a group of businessmen who erected the Central Trust company. He was a director for many years in the City-Commercial bank and built some 30 houses following the selling of his dry goods business. He was also a charter member of the Elks lodge and had been active in the Glanville Gros., grocery store until March 6, 1934. Surviving Mr Glanville are his wife, Mary Westwick Glanville, and five'sons, Thomas R., Jr., Brawley, Cal., Earle E., Dean, Charles and Roger of Mason City, and one daughter. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Glanville McConnell of Mason City. Funeral arrangements had not been completed. Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the McAuley funeral home until the time of the services. FRANCE'S ENVOY HASCONFERENCE AT STATE OFFICE Big Developments Seen Before Roosevelt Sends Message. WASHINGTON, May 9. (.Pi-Coincident with a statement by President Roosevelt that the United States expects full payment on war debts in June--unless there are con- vlng reasons for a reduction--Andre de Laboulaye, the French, am- jassador, conferred today with state epartment officials on that county's obligation o£ nearly $4,000.00,000 on part of which she is in efault. His visit with William Phillips, ndersecretary of state, added to he general belief that important ievelopments on the war debts ques- ion may be expected soon--before he president sends a message to ongress dealing; with the issue. No Definite Offer. Phillips said that the ambassador md visited the state department to discuss the debt question but said .hat he had made no definite communication or offer from the 'rench government. The ambassador, Phillips said, ike envoys of several other debtor nations who had called within the ast 10 days, was interested in procuring this government's official attitude toward the debts In general and the payments due next month in particular. Whether token payments, which have been made in the past by Great Britain and some other debtT ors, will be accepted in June! "will be decided upon the merits of the individual ca«e; ths president Mud at his press conference. " Have Been Exempted. Debtor nations which have made token payments--a part of the obligation owed--have been exempted so far from the rigid terms of the Johnson bill barring financial tran- sacations with the United States by defaulting debtors. The president said that no negotiations have been entered into with foreign nations for payments I due next June 15. No applications have been made for a hearing: for reduced payments. It was made plain that the United States still insists upon war debt, collections and is offering no terms of revision. New Granddaughter of President Doing Nicely, Says Report FORT WORTH, Tex., May 9. (.Ti ·A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Roosevelt here last night. The granddaughter and daughter-in-law of the president were reported "doing nicely today." Mrs. Roosevelt was formerly Miss Ruth Googins of Fort Worth. Paullus Case Against Road Commission Heard HAMPTON. May 9.--Judge H. F *ry is on the bench for the May erm of court here. A jury for the ase of Fred A. Faullus vs. Stat» of owa highway commission started fonciay and a jury was drawn for he case. tion" in the tariff. "This means," he said in a formal statement, "that the processing or compensatory taxes will not increase, in themselves, the price to be paid by the ultimate consumers and at the same time "our own sugar producers will have the opportunity to obtain in the form of benefit payments, a fairer return from their nroduct." the steward and radio operator. The Breguet was last sighted over Treport near Dieppe, leaving the French coast at 12:19 p. m. One minute later came the last radio message indicating that, apparently, all was well aboard. The plane was due at Croydon airdrome at 12:40 p. m. and. when it failed to appear, the English field sent out a general alarm. Army Starts 3 Year Drive to Buy 1,000 New Fighting Planes WASHINGTON, May 9. l,T)--The army dug into a S',500,000 aviation fund today, starting a three year drive to acquire 1,000 of the world's finest fighting planes. From the office of Harry H Woodring, assistant secretary o, war, came a call for bids on a flee ! of 80 huge bombing planes--a car which initiated the war depart ment's policy of insisting upon com petitive bidding. The call today for bids on the 80 bombers, to be delivered early in 1935, specified that they be the fin est in the world. 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 zone? showing what time it is in other places when it is noon at Washing ton. Ten cents the copy, mailed. Use coupon. JJason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau. Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) Cor the Map of North America. 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