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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 4, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home VOL xxxix THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALt XORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION F1VB CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 4 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 181 Project Is Extensive Plenty of Power to Be Available in Tennesee By CHARLES P STEWART A S H IN G T O N May 4 Statistics are of no use in at tempting to give an idea ofthe scope of the Ten nessee valley pro ject authorized by 1 e g 1 s l ation which haa pass ed both houses and is headed to conference The Muscle Shoals power plants possibili ties could be des cribed in terms of units of hy droelectric en ergy but there virtually is no lim it to the potentialities of the sys tem of streams which congress is proceeding now to place for devel opment under the jurisdiction of what is to be known as the Tennes see Valley Authority This development begins with the Muscle Shoals plant as its nucleus and as a cash appro priation plug the yield of a S50 000000 federal bond issue to estab lish the new governmental author ity in operation 330 Miles Away Thenceforward the enterprise will expand in response to the demand foiit The informant upon whom the administration has relied most fully in shaping its forecasts is Director Judson King of the National Pop ular Government league King esti mates that power can be furnished to consumers to a distance up to 350 miles from its source at amor tization and fair interest rates to the government for not in excess of onehalf of average prices charg ed at present by private companies On that supposition he concludes that the demand will grow rapidly Can Be Increased Assuming that itdoes so the ca oah bVt incre ased ilmost indefinitely Director King speaks ofthe Ten nessee valleys natural territory viewed from this standpoint as somewhat more than 20 per cent of the area of the United States in cluding Mississippi Alabama Geor Turn o page fi column 31 I BIRTH AND DEATH IN HOSPITAL FIRE 224 Patients Rushed Out on Cots or Carried Down on Ladders SAYRE Pa May 4 death and fear mingled in a flam ing drama early today when fire ravaged Robert Packer hospital A baby was born in the hospital at the height of the terror Infant and mother were rescued unhurt An old man suffering from a brok en arm was carried from the burn ing building only to die of shock Two hundred twentyfour other patients were rushed out on cots or carried down ladders Of these 27 were Infants many of them less than 24 hours old Tee flames inflicted damage es timated at Their cause is unknown After all the patients were be lieved safe screams were heard in side the building Risking his life Dr John Gillan of Minneapolis an interne rushed into the smoke and carried out a male patient whose name was not learned The baby born amid the smoke and flames was the child of a Mrs Stewart Both were said to be do ing nicly Harvey Mayo 87 was the man who died URGES RAILROAD COORDINATOR Iowa Womens Club Convention in Final Day MRS IDA SMITH URGES FIGHT TO SAVE DRY LAWS Choices of Nominating Committee Elected by Convention Decrying the action of the Iowa general assembly concerning pro hibition as heartbreaking Mrs Ida B Wise Smith of Des Moines W C T U leader urged tlie Iowa Feder ation of Womens clubs to a reali zation of what must be done to preserve the eighteenth amendment at the biennial convention here Thursday We must vote as opposing ratifi cation Mrs Smith said If the amendment is ratified there will be no recourse We have done more than get beer we nave lost scien tific temperance instruction law the licensing of road houses has been returned to the board of supervis ors beer has been declared non intoxicating Astute dry politicians must be chosen to attend the ratificatioa convention Mrs Smith said cau tioning that it is the stayathome vote which elects bad men to of fice 1009 Registered Surpassing convention crowds for the past six years the Iowa Feder ation of Womens clubs in biennial session here held its final day Thursday with registration convention confirmed the ficers chosen by the nominating committee Mrs Eugene Henely of Grinnell was selected president of the Fed eration succeeding Mrs William Larrabee Jr of Clermont Mrs Henely is the retiring first vice president Mrs H C Houghton of Red Oak was elected first vice president Mrs Carl Reed of Cresco second vice president Mrs Frank Davis of Sioux City reelected recording AUNT MET By Robert Quillen All the doctors in the state couldnt cure Cousin Ed now His sick benefit in surance has got six more weeks to run LITTLE WOMEN OPEN TO PUBLIC THURSDAY The production of Little Wo men from the novel of Louisa Alcott will be presented as the concluding feature on tho Iowa Federation of Womens club pro gram Thursday evening in the high school auditorium at oclock The play will be open to the public at the price of 25c However all out of town visitors will be taken care of before local persons are admitted Mason City in LeadAgainin Music Events Has Superior Rating in Five Divisions Out of 14 IOWA CITY May 4 11 of the 51 events in the state high school music festival com pleted Mason City retained its laurels by attaining superior rating in five divisions Des Moines and Sioux City schools also ranked high on the honor roll North high of Des Moines placed one each in the superior and ex cellent classes Roosevelt high of Des Moines tw o excellent and East high of Des Moines two ex cellent Central high of Sioux City had one in the superior group and two in the excellent East high of Sioux City has one superior and one excellent Three of th morning events re mained to be completed at the noon recess Seven events were on the afternoon program and six on the i night program Keith Williams Mason City con I testant who placed in the superior ranking for tuba solo was certified to the state contest only a few days ago by the state secretary because of his high district ranking making two entrants from the North Cen tral division The Mason City delegation ar rived in Iowa City shortly after noon Wednesday A rehearsal of the orchestrawas held from 2 to 4 oclock in the afternoon another in We practice wSsrneld Thursday Results Viola solo Superior Verne Murphy of Davenport and Margaret Lilley of East Waterloo excellent Lois Turnbull of Farragur good Helen Farrell of Central high Sioux City Betty Cubbage of Roosevelt high Des Moines Helena Becker of Osage Bassoon solo Superior Mar gery Pickett of Mason City Robert Peterson of Abraham Lincoln high of Council Bluffs Maxine Riddle of Odebolt excellent Elmer Bick ford of West Waterloo Ria Sed lacek of Iowa City Helen Dobler of Denison good Dale Harris of Roosevelt high of Des Moines Cello solo Superior Arthur Klanderud East Sioux City Mar garet Risscr Mount Vernon excel lent Adele Wehman Burlington good Johanna Nelson Manly Betty Season Audubon Edwina Wheeler North Des Moines Mixed vocal group Superior none excellent North Des Moines Turn to pace 5 column 3 secretary Mrs David Lennox of Marsballtown corresponding secre tary Mrs Eugene Cutler of Des Moines treasurer Mrs William H Hathorn of Mason City auditor and Mrs Larrabee general Federa tion director Conquer Difficulties Mrs Grace Morrison Poole of Brockton Mass national president of tlie General Federation of Wom ens clubs addressed the convention Wednesday evening We are trying to find our way ont of difficulties brought about by the madness of a few years ago Mrs Poole said If the world were to die to night the twentieth century would be remembered as war ridden and war fearful years in which ma chines dominated man Every home makers duty today is to make home a haven of rest for the men of the country who are bearing such burdens as never before Must Keep Up Morale The generation of young peo ple today may become the forgot ten generation because when pros perity comes back there will be a new group of young1 people to take the Jobs which the present younger generation has been waiting for It is up to the homemaker to keep up the morale of these young people and to work out a future for them Mrs Poole urged the complete cooperation of the women with the present national administration There are those who sulk in their tents when election is over and that is why we advance so slowly she said We are going through a mad orgy of balancing financial budgets and unbalancing human budgets We are short changing the next generation to pay the bill for our riotous living Talks on Gardens James Lccron of Des Moines spoke on English gardens and Turn lo DRT 3 cilumn l DRAFT BILL TO REVIVE TRADE President to Explain Plan for Production Control to Chamber WASHINGTON May 4 draft of a revolutionary bill to mo bilize the control industrial produc tion through trade association ac tion was virtually ready for sub mission to President Roosevelt by a group of administration advisors The chief executive was informed of the general outlines of the pro posed legislation and was expected to discuss it tonight in his address to the United States Chamber of Commerce Amend Anti Trust It would let down the antitrust laws to permit trade associations to work out production agreements with the approval of a government al body to be created for the pur pose Trade associations would be per mitted to plan productions and ar range prices subject to approval by the governmental body which mighl impose regulations regarding wages and working hours as conditions for approval of the agreements Off Dead Center The plan Is purely of emergency character and would be authorized for a three year period In order as one of its authors described it to get industry off dead center The whole plan still Is subject to approval of the president which may be contingent to some extent upon the reaction he receives from his discussion of it tonight It might be offered as separate legislation or tied to a public works program or submitted as an amend ment or substitute for the Black 30 hour week bill now pending in the house FRENZIED USE OF ECONOMY HIT BY LEGION CHIEF Johnson Says Slashes Far Beyond Those Promised INDIANAPOLIS May 4 mis Johnson national comman der of the American Legion today assailed what he termed frenzied application of the economy knife n cuttingveterans benefits and irged the legion executive commlt ee to adopt a four point perma nent policy on national legislation affecting veterans He told the committee In annual session at national headquarters lere that those to whom President loosevelt has entrusted administra ion of the economy act have gone far beyond what his spokesman in congress promised would be the extreme limit of the burden to be mposed upon the veterans Assured ot Support As a policy which he said he dared hope the legion might fol ow honorably and with an assur ance of united public support in he future the commander Equal treatment for veterans widows and orphans of all wars permanent classification of bene fits adequate provision for all veterans with war service con nected disabilities without regard rec answithout meansof aupport are wards of the federal governmenl and not of local public or private charity Suggestions Ignored Commander Johnson said many of the organizations suggestions regarding the economy act regula tions had been disregarded and charged Lewis W Douglas with wanton recklessness in extend ing the new law beyond all reason able and humane bounds He cited instances he said were supplied by the veterans adminis tration in which benefits t veterans with battle casualties were slashed from 20 to more than 50 per cent Dr Albert Shaw 75 Year Old Editor and Secretary 22 Wed GAINESVILLE Fla May 4 OP Albert Shaw 75 year old New York publisher and editor of the Review of Reviews and Misa Vir giuia McCall of Gainesville his 22 year old secretary have been issued a marriage licensewith the wed ding arranged for noon today Holy Trinity Episcopal church Dr Shaw and his bride plan to leave immediately for New York and later sail for Europe Miss McCall is a native of Daven port Iowa but has lived here for the past seven years HELD BY KIDNAPERS Will Rogers WASHING TON May 4 Seemed good to get in here and see old friends Mr Vice Prcs turned over his office to me to hold conferences in He is the same Garner he was even before he was speaker Had long chat with Speaker Rainey Saw con gress pass the inflation bill the biggest bill ever to pass any leg islature in the history of the world Invited right into our new treasurys office Mr Woodin while the federal reserve board was in session He says many you can give us a laugh we cant get anybody to give us any money They seemed cheerful and they are the ones has to dig it up Then over to Lew Douglas the old Arizona cowpuncher head of the budget who says You are just in time All I need to bal ance the books today is six bil lion What a tough job that guys got but he is able Lunch with Senator Joe Rob inson of Arkansas and Senator Connelly of Texas and not a one of all these men knew what Inflation was Yours WILL Copyright 1913 McNauuht Byndlcate MARGARET McBIATH Pathetic Appeal Made by Parents of Kidnaped Girl Child Asked to Be Good Girl and Do Just What She Is Told HARWICH Mass May 4 jT A pathetic appeal to the kidnapers ot their 10 year old daughter Margar JUDGE TELLS OF ATTACK ON HIM BY FARMER MOB Court Reporter Called to Give Testimony in Disorders LE MARS May 4 C C Bradley victim of an attack by farmers last Thursday appeared to day before the military court here to give testimony regarding the dis turbance Judge Bradley had appeared in one of the sessions yesterday but he did not testify at that time Today the military court of four members met together to receive his testimony The session was secret and what Judge Bradley told the court was not revealed W Scott Reiniger Bradleys court reporter also was called to give tes timony Taken From Court Judge Bradley was taken from his courtroom last Thursday to a lonely cross roads where a rope was ilaced about his neck and he was hoked Into unconsciousness when he refused to swear that he would et waamado IJrs Neil today by Mr and asto the childs care they asked their daughter to be a good do just what her captors told her The appeal which was in her mothers handwriting follows If it is necessary to take the child in an automobile it would be wise to have a supply of chewing gum as she becomes car sick Mar garet likes meat is fond of milk vegetables and fruit She does not like turnips or spinach Be Good Girl Her mother and her father both ask her to be a good girl and do just what she is told to do Daniel Needham state com missioner of public safety today or dered 20 state troopers to go to Mashpee an Indian settlement about 20 miles distant in the search for the child who wag kidnaped Tuesday No intimation was given as to the reason for the order The search for clews to the ab ductors of the little girl who was enticed from her school by a Negro clad in the uniform of a chauffeur continued on Cape Cod Ready to Pay McMath still was eager lo con vince the abductors that he would meet any demand within his power for the safe return of his daughter and that he would deal honestly and squarely with them State po lice cooperated with him to the ex tent tlmt they refrained from tap ping telephone wires or otherwise providing for entrapment on about the McMath premises A crumpled empty envelope on which the name and address of the girls father was printed apparently was discarded as unimportant A South Chatham road gangs story of a crying child In a dark colored car seemingly led to a dead end constitutionality of uphold the Iowas new mortgage mratorium awa in test cases pending before Judge Bradley told th BEFORE COURT JUDGE C C BRADLEY ACTION DELftYED ON FARM STRIKE Holiday Association Awaits Senate Votes to Bar Loans to Companies With High Paid Heads WASHINGTON May 4 senate today adopted an amend ment to the Fletcher insurance loan bill to Prohibit Reconstruction cor poration loans to any corporation paying an officer director or em ploye more than a year Accepted without a record vote it would apply to all loans by the reconstruction corporation here after including railroads and other organizations Waterloo Boys Hurt When Car Hits Horse WATERLOO May 4 Linholm and William Cnristoifer sen both 16 today were suffering from Injuries received last night when a car driven by th latter struck and killed a horse south of Waterloo Linholm suffered a brok en jaw him While military court how he was dragge from his courtroom and threatened Wltli hanging farmers lix overalls a PlymouthBounty le glBlator and Lie Mars businessmen chatted out side the courtchamber and awaitei their turn to tell what they knew of the outbreaks Detachments of national guards reported at noon with nine more suspects The total held here was placed at SO today by military au thorities Rippoy Returns Sheriff R B Rippey returned to day from Des Moines where he was thought to have gone in an at tempt to identify delegates to the national farm holiday convention as members of the mob which ab ductsd Bradley He said he had made no arrests at Des Moines Among those waiting outside the courtroom was Representative Gus tave Alesch democrat of Plymouth county who was present at the courthouse when Bradley was ab ducted I have been subpoenaed as a witness Alesch said and Ill tell any man what I know Several of the members of the crowd known to me Innocent Arrested In my opinion however a great number of innocent persons have been arrested for the assault A man can be a member of a mob like that and still be nn innocent party to the attack I condemn the attack but some demonstration wag needed to bring to the atten tion of Washington and the nation the deplorable plight of the farm er If youd go out and stop at a lot of farm houses youd find a pitiable sight It is not necessary for the judge to sign any foreclofil res until in35 Theres him to do so Im all right myself hut Its been hard A lot of farmers havent been able to keep up with the taxes and interest Something must Congress Decision on Relief BiU PRESIDENT SETS FORTH PLAN TO GUIDE CARRIERS Advocates Have Measure Ready for Hurried Approval WASHINGTON May 4 resident Roosevelt sent to con ress today his emergency proposal nr appointment of a federal co rdinator to guide railroads trough a reorganization Congressional advocates of the glsalion had it ready at the cap ol and planned to expedite it hrough committee to the senate nd house for debate and passage The president also asked for im nediate repeal of the recapture of rofits clause in the interstate com merce commision act and for fed ral regulation of railway holding ompanies He said he would submit later n comprehensive plan for permanent egislation Avoid Duplication He outlined the duties of the co rdinator to encourage promote ir require action on the part oC car iers in order to avoid duplication it service prevent wnate and en ourage financial reorganizations The administrations policy out incd in the bill slates In order to foster and protect nterstate commerce in relation to railroad transportation by prevent no law compelling be done lloU BULUSTIN DES MOMES May 4 The SNntlbnaY Farmers association today unanimously to call a nation wide strike on May 13 on all farm products DES MOINES May 4 tion on the declaration of a nation wide farm strike May 13 wag de layed today by the national farm Went loo Far Alesch was interrupted by A W Krause Plymouth county farmer who declared the boys went too far when they attacked the judge Turn to PRRP R column 21 holiday convention pending expect ed action on the farm relief bill in congress The convention today approved a telegram sent by President Milo Reno to Senator B E Smith chair man of the senate agriculture com mittee which declared whether a national farm strike will be called depends on whether cost of produc ion is included in the farm relief bill Telegram Ulsjmiulicd The telegram was dispatched as lie result of a wire from John A Simpson national president of the farmers Union which said that a vote was expected today on the arm bill Walter Simpler of Shiocton Wis isked if this telegram did not mean hat the strike would be called off C the cost of production feature vas included in the farm bill In reply President Reno stated hat inclusion of the cost oC prodnc ion feature would bring into pub ic congressional hearing the fight f the farmer for cost oC produc ion for his products It is the first time in the history of the past 10 years that we have icon able to get this into the rec ord1 Reno Baid Ahou 1009 Attend OfticifUs estimated todays atten dance at the convention at about 1000 John A Bosch national sec retary estimated the total member ship in the United States at be tween1000000 and liiOOOOO Bosch explained that these mem bers were concentrated chiefly in states which produced a surplus of food commodities The resolutions committee was scheduled to report sometime thic afternoon The committee has ap proved a resolution calling for a nationwide strike May 13 This is I to bo submitted the convention R L Rickard of Oklahoma City said ng and relieving obstructions anil burdens thereon resulting from the present acute economic emergency and in order to safeguard and main tain an adequate national system of transportation tuete la hereby Created the ottlce ot eobrdl voted natot ottranaportaUqn whcifrtjaU W appointed by tnepresidehf advice and consent of the or be designated by the president from the membership of the commission Drop Other Dudes If so designated the coordina tor shall be relieved from other Doubt Britain or France in Favor of Tariff Truce LONDON May 4 did not satisfy the house He is duties of commissioner duringJirr term of service to such extent as the president may direct Headquarters of the coordinator will be in Washington He is au thorized to divide the lines of the carriers into three groups to wit an eastern group a southern group and a western group and may from time to time make such changes or subdivisions in such groups as he may deem to be necessary or de sirable At tlie earnest possible date af ter the coordinator shall have in itially designated such groups the measure provides three reg ional coordinating committees be created one for each group and each committee shall consist of not more than five members1 Act Through Ilonrd The carriers in each group acl ing eachthrough its hoard of direc tors or through an officer or offi cers designate for the purpose by sucli board shall select the meni of the committee representing that group and shall prescribe tin rules under which such committee shall operate In such selection each currier shnll hnvo a vote in proportion to its mileage lying within the group subject to the ap proval of the coordlnator Joseph B Eastman member of the interstate commerce commis sion has been widely regarded as likely to be named the coordinatoi The president put in laborious hours or the message Speaker Rainey telling reporters he hail been up until 3 a m drafting it Hobinson Is Pilot Senator Robinson the democratic leader will pilot the legislation in the senate and Chairman Rayburn of the interstate commerce commit tee in the house Representative Rayburn who with Secretary Roper Secretary Woodin Eastman Senator Dill D Turn In 5 rolumn Britain nor Franco is in full accord with the American proposal for a tariff truce according to an au thoritative American viewpoint ex pressed today after Prime Minister MacDonald had made his state ment in the house of commons on his trip to Washington Whether the safeguards Britain seeks and the reservations of France will permit effective opera tion of the truce remains undeter mined until the situation Is further clarified according to Informed opinion here In house of commons lobbies and in political circles it was said that Mr MacDonalds statement on his conversations with President Roose expected to be preased for a more definite outline of British policy when the question is debated in tho house on Tuesday As he was answering questions after his statement on his Washing ton trip Prime Minister MacDon ald was asked whether war debts will be discussed at the world eco nomic conference He answrered no The prime minister had nald thai Britain favors the proposal for n tariff truce during the period of the economic conference with spe cial safeguards for Britains spe cial tariff position He called the exchange of views Washington encouraging IOWA WEATHER Mostly clomlj Fri day nnd in wst and nouth por lions Tlnirsdny night not much clumgo in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morn ing Muxirmim Wednesday 62 Minimum In the night 3C At 8 A M 43 The temperature didnt get down to the frost line last night another indication that spring is finally here   

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