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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 4, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                c a North Iowas Edited for the Home FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LBASED WIRE SERVICE IHE NEWSPAPER THATMAKEgALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS 73 THOUJHTDEADJLURON CRASH SENATE GRANTS RIGHT TO PROBE MORGANS FIRM Bill to Carry Out Farm Program Introduced in House WASHINGTON April 4 The senate today granted the broad est power in its possession for an investigation of private bankers in cluding J p Morgan and company by the banking committee Without debate the senate adopt ed the Fletcher resolution extend ing wide power to the banking com mittee to make the inquiry into pri banking which Presiden Roosevelt has sponsored Chairman Fletcher of the bank ing committee called up the reso lution which he introduced and ask ed for unanimous consent for its consideration There was no objec tion and the authority was quicklv granted Explain Farm Bill A bill to carry out President Roosevelts farm mortgage pro gram was introduced in the house today at about the time spokesmen for the administration were ex plaining the proposal to a senate banking subcommittee The presidents farm mortgage legislation proposal had been re ferred to tlio house agriculture com mittee today by Speaker Rainey after B heated debate over whether it should go to the banking commit tee The vote was 172 to 83 The house today referred to its judiciary committee the question of to refuse consideration of the bill on constttutiornal grounds Identical to Measure Speaker Rainey meanwhile an nounced that a bill identical to the Wagner measure had been intro duced in the house and referred to the banking and currency commit tee Representative Snell of New York republican leader told the house the question of whether the senate constitutionally had the right to originate revenue raising measures had been raised to pro tect the rights and prerogatives of the house Referred to Judiciary At the suggestion of Representa tive Byrns of Tennessee demo cratic leader a resolution by Repre sentative Treadway R Mass raising the question was referred to the judiciary committee Mean while the senate bill remains on the speakers desk Brigadier General Pelham D Glassford retired who commanded the Washington police force during QUEEN OF AIR PLUNGES INTO SEA DURING recked off Jersey coast officer ot the airship Tragedy Navy Starts Its Probe oj Fatal Plungi President Calls Loss of Admiral Moffett Heavy Blow WASHINGTON April 4 Mourning the Akrons sad fate as national disaster President Roose velt expressed the grief of all Amer leans today in a statement whicl said ships can be replaced but th nation can ill af ford to lose such men as Rear Ad miral William A Moffett and shipmates w h o died with him upholding to thu end of the finest traditions of tha United States navy At the time the navy lacked any word from the rescue ships off the Jersey Michigan to Repeal 3 WOUNDED BY BAM ROBBERS Monday Six Nebraska Bandits Make t 1 flnln O T M ap the bonus riots last summer aJJ peared as a candidate for the place of federal relief administrator The relief administrator would be in charge of the relief fund bill now tied up in the house Former Mayor Walker to Wed Betty Compton CANNES France April 4 Former Mayor James J Walker of New York and Betty Compton the actress have arranged to he mar ried quietly next week after the expiration of the nine day period required by law following the ril ing of a notice at the city hall yes terday First State to Go on Record for End of Prohibition DETROIT April 4 gan next Monday will cast the first format state vote in favor of re pealing the eighteenth amendment to the federal constitution Wet strength that surprised even the organizations sponsoring repeal swept through all but a very few of the state legislative districts yes terday to elect between SO and 90 of the 100 delegates to the conven tion that will act on the repeal pro posal Only 51 voles are required to control the convention It was the first opportunity elec tors of any state have had to vote on repeal of the national prohibition law and the convention next week will be the first assembly of its AUNT MET By Robert Quillen My girla all took me in their confidence an discuss ed their lovers with mo about as much as they did their weddin dresses kind ever held Electoral College Appearing on the ballots as pledged to vote either for or against repeal the delegates meet ing in Lansing April 10 will func tion much as an electoral college carrying out the will of the voters as expressed in yesterdays referen dum Among the centers that voted for repeal delegates were such cities aa Detroit Grand Rapids Flint Jack son Kaiamazoo Marquette Muske gon Saginaw Port Huron Battle Creek and Lansing On incomplete returns the only districts showing dry strength were in Barry county Hastings and Ingham countys second district lying outside the city of Lansing 10 to I Margin In Detroit 17 delegates pledged to repeal were named by a margin of nearly 10 to 1 When figures had been tabulated from 700 citv nre was For y f e against repeal 22202 Al though repeal forces had claimed they would carry Wayne county easily the wet majority surprised even them The aggregate vote from 1707 of the states 3417 precincts waa 439 071 for repeal and 142280 against The election of delegates however was entirely by legislative districts and the total vote was significant only insofar as it revealed little change from the vote of last No vember when the proposal to eli minate the bone dry law from the Getaway With After Battle FAIRBURY Nebr April 4 UP men were wounded by ma chine gun fire in a gun battle with six robbers who held up the First National bank of Fairbury this morning and escaped with The bandits rushed into the bank shortly after it opened today ter rorized employes and customers with threats of opening fire with the machine gun in the bank lobby dashed to their car with two em ployes and two women customers as shields from the guns of officers and escaped The hostages later were released Deputy Sheriff W S Davidson was in his office in the courthouse across the street from the bank when the robbers came out with their hostages With him was Peter Johnson of Des Moines salesman for a law officers supply house v With drawn guns the two ran mid the street and opened fire on the robbers Davidson was wound ed in the leg and Johnson in the shoulder Keith Sexton bank em plpyc forced into the street by the robbers as a shield was wounded five times when he came into the lineoffireof the submachine gun with which the robbers returned the off leers fire His condition is crit ical In their haste they left a black brief case in the bank lobby In the bag was a set of Kansas automo bile license plates and an auto matic pistol Officers said the car in which the men fled carried Iowa license plates LIST OF CREW AND OFFICERS Found Dead in Room From Drug Overdose BURLINGTON April 4 Funeral arrangements were being made for Bruce Buttels 48 son of the former mayor who was found dead in his room at the Y M C A Death was caused by an overdo e of a drug the coroner said state constitution a heavy majority was carried hv lowan Dies In East FORT DODGE April J MV J W Walton 72 Webster county banker died at Ebensburg Pa while driving homo from Miami Fla where he and Mrs Watson njo spent the winter Guest Officer Aboard Akron Native lowan LOGAN April 4 Command er Fred T Berry a guest officer on the stricken airship Akron was a native of Logan He has a brother living here now Commander Berrys aS the summer French Dirigible Damaged SAINT NAZAIRE France April French dirigible E9 a small ship was badly damaged to day m a forced landing at St Andre DCS Eaux near here Two men were slightly hurt LAKEHURST N J April 4 JF official list of the crew aboar the naval dirigible Akron as given out by the naval air station here follows IJran Carl C 1009 Monmouth avenue Carlson Arthur E H8 South HHVOS street Moscow Idaho Warnhart Benny 423 Central tivenue Lukehurst Stine Rnljifi C River road Delmnr Deal Richard E 307 Fourth street Lalrcivood Bugler Ralph F Box 115 Miinhelm Pn fcimkln Harold B 141 Phil adelphia avenue Egg Harbor Cf ty Austin Wilton G 2332 South Clinton avenue Trenton Krivln Moody E 2077 Vinton Memphis Tenn Starr Fred W 964 Constance avenue Peekskill N y Icnnessy Edward 1226 Elev enth street Pcrisacoln Fin UOSHCII Henry L VJaca prague Va Ulrich Oliver E 0401 Alex ander avenue South Gate Cnl Hulling Lewis O 512 River avenue Lnkchurst Weeks John L 175 Somerset streel North Plainfield Zinkiis Joseph J 686 East Elm street Stamford Conn Billiard Henry A Route 2 Gordon Ala Under Leonard G Clinton ville Wis Luprmm Wilbur R Toms Hiver N J Johnson Rufus B Lllock strcet Lakehurst S iriclersky Tonoy F 38 So bul avenue Akron Ohio Russell William A Beach wood N J Fink Elmer E Lakehursf McClclInn Benjamin C Ridge avenue Asbury Park J Fnhey Lawrence E 34 Wat ers avenue Laurel Hill Long Jslane s Jlimcan Lester G 107 Bcl niont street Blackwell Okla Cooper Fred Lnkclmrst fomcson Gerald L Route Milrny Inil Riitan Lucius W Lakehum Toifipen Benjamin J Grcens N Car Arthur Wellington K 14 street Waltham Mws Llpke Donald H 5 Eleventh avenue Wisconsin Rapids Wis Ljuighmnn Harold R 1722 State street Erie Pa Jandlck Paul A S45 Leslie strflfit Newark N jr nm 330 Isabella avenue Irvington N J Uytell John J 5 Mission street Glens Falls JST y Cildlln Stanley U 1728 Park street Parkersburjj W Va Walck Levis T Church Lnkrhurst Znncttl Joseph Rouic 2 Ball Luke y Sficvlowit Joseph 319 Sum ner avenue Brooklyn N Y Kaelsen Peter 70 Main street South Toms River Graves Hubert M 202 Res ervofr Trenton IV J Anderson Victor C L Chapel street Norwood Mass uerinliein August C 232G Route 2 Knnc Pi Miignuson Fridolf K Wind Nobart 715 Thirtielii street Union Hill N J Cipclniid Robert Lake hurst Moreen Herschel L 2110 Shelby street New Albany Ind Slayton IJougliui C 201 Mine street Sctxrcy Ark Carr Stewart S 2516 South Bancroft street Philadelphia Kschotte Howard P Shau vin Lu Hoover Paul S Beachwood AT rl Hill William T Jefferson Ga Llcs Leon D 34 Colliding avimue Buffalo N Y Ordonez Mariano Cavltc Philippines Angeles Maximo 1931 Mann git Tondo Manilla Philippines Sbaiigcr Paul R River ave nue N J Hnckctt Earl P ery Ala The above completes the list of DEFEATS TRUCK Senate Votes Down Bill 24 to 26 Postponement of Bank Act Asked BULLETIN DES MOINES April 4 The state senate by vote of to 43 oday refused to defer consideration of the nowbunk ing bill until Hie special session DES MOINES April 4 the narow margin of a 21 to 26 vore the state senate today defeated the proposed truck regulatory act The upper house first adopted amendments eliminating provisions which would have permitted the state railroad commission to fix the rate of all truck carriers While the senate was considering the bill today the second day which it has been under debate the new state banking bill again marked time As s enlisted men aboard the Akron The list of officers aboard tlio r io Akron as given out by naval air sta tion officials follows OFFICERS Kar Admiral William Moffctt T Berry Commander Fred Lakfhurst Lieut Joseph Severyns Lnkc hnrsl Commander Harry B Cecil Washington Lieut Robert Sayre Lake Lieut Charles H Calioway Cnl A F Miisury U S A Reserve Jfciv 1orlc City OFFICERS IN CHARGE Commander Frank C Slc Cord Lnlielnirst Lieut Commander Herbert V Wiley Lakewood Lieut Commander Harold B McClelland Westerly R J Lieut George Caiman Toms River Lieut Richard F Cross Jr Lakpwood Lieut Herbert M Westcoat Lakohurst Lieut Herman J Dugan Lnkehursl Lieut Charles F Miller Toms River Lieut Morgan Rcdfield Lakc wood Lieut Wilfred Bushnell Mn loue V Lieut C y T u x Clendennint Toms River Chief Machinist George C Wnlsh Lnkeivood on the day before bankers from all parts of the state were here awaiting consideration of that im portant piece of legislation Would Defer Bill Senator George Patterson of Burt this afternoon moved that the state senate defer consideration of banking bill unlil the special ses sion of the legislature in August In its original form the truck bill womd have given the state board of railroad commissioners complete regulatory powers over both com mon and contract carriers The commission would have had author ity to fix rates issue certificates designate routes and in other wavs control over the carriers The amendment eliminated the provisions permitting the commis sion to fix rates and was one of 14 amendments introduced by Senator Roy Stevens of Ottumwa Amendment Adopted Another of Stevens amendments which was adopted by a 27 to 23 vote redefined contract carriers to eliminate the provision classifying as common carriers all contract earners having more than customers The first amendment eliminating the rateprovision was adopted by a 26 to 24 vote An amedment by Senator Vincent F Harrington which would have stricken repeal sections from the bill was defeated 23 to 27 Discussion of the amendment anri the closing arguments on the mjn coast on which to William A MoUet base a hope that any of the 72 miss ing would be found alive The president had dispatched th assistant secretary of the Henry L Roosevelt to take cbarg of the search for possible survivor and bodies and of the investigatioi ordered by the navy CongreSoiona authorities arranged to cooperat in the inquiry Inquires Into Disaster Mr Roosevelt spoke after spenu ing the morning inquiring into th disastij Mrs Roosevelt journeyed to th home here of Rear Admiral Moffet to express her sorrow to Mrs Mof fett before the president ha spoksn had bravely said she be Jleved her husband alive and woul not believe otherwise until I havi definite word from the navy tha he is really lost Chairman Vinaon announced that the house naval committee would uinvestigate the cause and circum stances of the Akron accident He also said There wont be any more big airships we have built three and lost two The president isaucd the follow ingstatement Grieves With Nation The loss of the Akron with i crew of gallant officers and men a national disaster I grieve with the nation and es cialJy with the wives and fam les of the men who were lost Ships can be replaced but th nation can ill afford to lose sue men as Rear Admiral William A Moffett and his shipmates who die with him upholding to the enri th finest traditions of the Unite ONE BODY FOUND AND THREE MEN RESCUED ALIVE Navy Blimp Hunting for Survivors of Airship Falls 2 Missing BULLETIN FLOYD BENNETT N V April 4 of ficials here notified this afternoon that a naval plane searching for wreckage of tin dirigible Akron was missing off the New Jersey coast NEW YORK April 4 U S S Akron largest airship ever flown craEhed at aea off the Jersey coast early this morning with the probable loss ot 73 lives This afternoon the little navy blimp J3 searching for the Akron wreckage also fell in the sea with its crew of 11 The J3 of the naval air station at Lakehurst crashed into the sea about 1000 yards off shore at p m The fate oEits crew was not immediately deter mined Two members the crew be lieved to have been still alive were taken from the water by rescue workers in surf boats and in a wait ing ambulance were rushed to Paul Kimball hospital in Lakewood 20 miles away 2 Reported Missing Lieut Commander D IS Cum mins and Aviation Chief Machin ists Mate Antonio Bettio the J3 were reported missing The members of Akron crew stuck valiantly to their postsyvtth perfect1 lent ship could not rfde Four men were rescued One of these died The body of another was found later in the day Still missing this afternoon were ReniAdmiral William A Moffetl chief of the navys aeronautical bu reau and 70 others The Akron sighted the Hlorm that doomed it at p m last night 30 miles south of PhilaJel States navy Moffett the only chief the bureau of aeronautics ever had left th navy department at t oclock yes terday afternoon to drive to Lake hurst for the Akrons flight Frequently Aboard He frequently was aboard do ing the huge crafts weekly trainin jaunts and had it not been for bin it is entirely possible that the Ak ron and her successor the Macon would not have been built The Shenandoah disaster in 19 caused much criticism of than air craft But the tragedy cli not discourage Moffett nor did tin Turn lo 3 Column M ITurn lo Column Woman Killed and Two Injured in Auto Crash HUMBOLDT April i P W Williams was killed and Mrs Donald Sherman and Afrs Ralph Bellows were injured when the automobile in which they were rid ing collided with another car and overturned in a ditch Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal April Bryan Owen is going as ambassadoress to Denmark or Sweden or Norway or one of those Americans will never become civilized enough to tell a Swede from a Dane or a Nor wegian from a Swede I know the difference means a lot to lo them but it just means an other tall blond to us Well anyhow Roosevelt is trading Ruth to that part of the country for Greta Garbo and its the only bad trade he has made since be got in Ruths got it on her anyway you jump Those three countries we have always thought a lot of even if we dont know em apart they built up our great northwest and when we send the talented daughter of our great common er we are giving em the best we got Yours WILL ROGERS finyriBhl 1931 Synillcmc AKRON QUEEN OF AIR NEW YORIC April 4 The U S clirigiblc Akron meas ures as follows Nominal gas volume 6500000 cubic feet Length over all 785 feel Maximum diameter 1329 fee Height over all 1465 feet Gross lift 403000 pounds The ship carried eight engines with a total horsepower of 4 4SO Its maximum speed was calcu lated to be 838 miles per hour exceeding that of both the Los Angeles and the German Graf phia It proceeded on an east and northeast course through a light night and over a fog that obscured the ground In Good Condition Lieut Com H V Wiley rescued second in command reported that the ship was at that time in good static condition He said the sea was heavy AI JO p m the Akron reached the Jersey shore and at Barnegat Light wn surrounded by lightning It ran an easterly course until llpm and then turned to the west until midnight Sighting a light on the ground the officers changed thn course lo 130 degrees The ship bc an to descend rapidly from its flv ng altitude of 1600 feet as ning enveloped it Ballast was dropped to regain altitude Continuing Commander Wilovi report y Three minutes later seemed lo be in center of storm Ship lo shift about violently Called art IOWA WEATHER Showers probable T u c s d a v night mid Wednesday cliaiiRjnV to tJioiv in contra and west por tions slightly warmer In ex treme east colder In extreme west portion Tuesdiiy night muih colder Wednesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday X7 Minimum In Nighl At 8 A M Tuesday W Rainfall 1   

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