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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 12, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home C 0 v I H A fi I O I ft HIS MEH 6 ART DEPT OF IOW DFS MOINES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 12 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 239 Economy Ax Hits Hard New Fiscal Year Is Sad for Many of Employes ASHINGTON July 12 Uncle Sams start on the new fiscal year July 1 wasnt an oc casion for per son a 1 rejoicing by some of his employes The economy ax was due to fall on that date and they could not look to that trusted bulwark the civil service for prote c t i o n against its down ward swing Work ers by the hundreds in Washingtn and out in the field were forced to go Un official estimates placed the num ber of dismissals in the neighbor hood of 8000 Those who had not already been informed of their fate by June 30 Friday was the designa tion given in Washington of the date were still uncertain For many of them who had not been told of their dismissal may have to go unless they can be trans ferred into the emergency agen cies Horde of Hunters Then too the horde ot job hunt ers that throng the capital day by day using every known political de vice to land a position makes many of the present federal workers any thing but sure of where they stand Here was the situation at a glance in the various departments In the state department 62 Wash ington employes and 50 consular of ficers wereput In the war department all tempo rary employes were dismissed and 5000 workers were on a short webt pending a chauce at pub lic works jobs In the navy 203 were dismissed and pay leas furloughs planned In the treasury 60 public health offfcials Kttor healthem ployes and 480 internal revenue em ployes dismissed in the field with furloughs for others Customs bu reau reduced 1000 by not filling jobs Choose Your Exit In the justice department 71 in bureau of Investigation and 186 others removed about 150 to go before July 15 In prohibition 1300 dismissed In agriculture about 300 employes out In commerce 100 foreign service and 138 domestic trade agents re moved 100 to be retired 300 mar ried pSsons dismissed In Washing ton and in field Possibly 300 others to go In the interior there are about 300 separations furloughs for the rest with several hundred em ployes ita the field to go The postoffice department has placed Its entire personnel on pay less furloughs while the labor de partment expects a few staff changes 4 Year Old Child of Magazine Editor Is Guarded by Police PHILADELPHIA July 12 The 4 year old son of W Thornton Martin associate editor of the Sat urday Evening Post is being guard ed by police and detectives today after a man attempted to break in to the Martin home In suburban Abington yesterday Martin and several friends main tained a vigil all last night In the event the stranger who was seen near the estate twice after the at tempted break might return Martin said he had received no threats and was inclined to discount the theory that the mysterious stranger Intended a kidnaping AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Janes got no sense o balance She crooks a little finger when shes forkin hash just as if she was drinkin tea at a party 2 DOCTORS KIDNAPED IN ST PAUL New Dear Will Be in Effect in Week or Two IOWA MORTGAGE REFINANCING TO GET UNDER WAY Farmers and Depositors in Closed Banks Will Be Benefited By RUBY A BLACK GlobeGazetto Washington Bureau WASHINGTON July new deal for Iowa farmers and depositors in closed or restricted banks will be in effect in a week or two Iowa Superintendent of Banks p W Bates and D P Hogan pres ident of the Omaha Federal Land bank predicted today Hogan has already left for Omaha preparatory to going to Des Moines next week to set up the farm credit administration bank there Bates and Lieut Gov N G Kraschel re mained for further conferences to day The Omaha Land bank plans to buy for cash all the farm mort gages eligible for land bank loans based on the appraised value of the farms Up to 50 Per Cent Up to 50 per cent of the value of the land and 20 per cent of the value of the improvements may be lent on first mortgage and if this does not suffice to buy the mort gage at Its face value a loan up to may be marie on a second mortgage iif there is sufficient equityJnuthefarmuBateB said This isiexpeeted to releasea large portionof 35715000in farm first mortgages held by 738 Iowa banks in the receivership of operation un der some form of restriction thus releasing this amount to depositors In some cases banks may accept part of the face value of the mort gages Bates said The farm bor rower will immediately benefit by a reduction in interest rates Farm Credit Gov Henry Morgenthau Jr and Bates said The farmer will pay 5 per cent in government loans and is now paying to 7 per cent Bates said Third to Benefit Iowa is the third state to benefit from the new farm credit plan Wis consin being the first and Illinois the second I am leavingtonight with the expectation of taking up the Iowa situation very vigorously Hogan said Tuesday night Hogan has re cently been under fire from Demo cratic National Committeeman Ar thur Mullen of Nebraska who wanted him replaced by a demo crat It now appears that his job Is safe Morgenthau expects the liquida tion of the farm mortgages in hanks to have an important effect in banking situation in Iowa and to contribute greatly to rural recov ery In addition he hopes that the plan will result in reducing farm indebtedness in Iowa through writing down the farm mortgages PROGRAM DES MOINES July 12 Iowa banking officials today swung into the preliminaries of a 5100 000000 program for refinancing farm mortgages that its sponsors believe will restore to Iowa nearly a billion dollars in purchasing power Governor Herring who an nounced that the farm credit ad ministration had promised to Iowa Turn to 4 Column LINDBERGHS FLY ON NORTHWARD Leave Halifax on Next Stage of Mapping Flight to Greenland HALIFAX N S July 12 Col Charles A Lindbergh and his wife hopped off from here today for the next stage of their pro jected trip for mapping an aerial route over Labrador and Greenland Waving a cheery goodbye the fa mous American flying couple soared away from Halifax harbor shortly after noon for no particular des tination but bound northward1 The colonel however had clear ance papers for Newfoundland and it was believed he and Mrs Lind bergh would stop overnight at St Johns before proceeding farther on their northward travels TO MATTERNS AID Comm S V Parker of the United Stntes navys coast guard cutter Northland has been given permission to go to the aid of Jimmy Mattern globecircling flyer stranded In Siberia Associated Press pro to U S CoOperation on Bank Is Vetoed By Deny Decision Has Effect on Pittman Resolution at World Parley LONDON July 12 American federal reserve hoard It was understood in authoritative quarters today has vetoed partici pation by the United States dele gation at the world economic con ference in discussion of a resolu tion calling for central bank co operation This resolution was backed by the European gold bloc and has been under consideration by the subcommittee on permanent mone tary problems It was stated that Senator Pitt man of Nevada told the subcom mittee that the federal reserve board felt that the resolution was premature Creates Sensation This development immediately created a sensation Some members of the committee asserted this attitude killed further consi eration of Senator Pittmans important resolution calling for among other things eventual re turn to the gold rJuction of the gold cover to 25 per cent and optional use of silver for one fifth of this cover American quarters however em phatically denied that the federal reserve veto had anything to do with the Pittman resolution the gold section of which has already been approved by the subcommit tee Proposed In Resolution The Americans maintained that the federal reserve authorities were referring only to cooperation of central bank1 as proposed in an other resolution offered by a Euro Tiirn In Tntst 4 Column 2 Rise Causes Reports of Rye Corner Rumors Fly as Grain Climbs 25 Cents in 3 Days CHICAGO July 12 cor ner in rye was rumored in the lobbies of the board of trade today as that cereal mounted 5 more cents a bushel for a gain of some 25 cents in three days and in some instances sold higher than certain wheat op tions Reports Indicated that rye open to market purchases had be come so scarce that thousands of bushels had been imported from Canada Various reasons have been put forward for the meteoric rise in rye At first it was said wheat had risen so high many would turn to rye bread Then It was added the processing tax on wheat made this switch from white to black bread more likely Later rumors were this switch was not so likely as rye had risen as high in comparison as wheat but that in reality the rise was due to scarcity of rye which has not been cultivated as widely as for merly owing to the exceeding low price it brought during 1932 To day reports were spread that the demand for rye increased material ly by the return of beer was so great that much of it was coming from Canada despite the tariff Finally as the grain sagged somewhat despite these bullish ru mors the talk switched to unveri fied reports thata Jew speculators had visible short December rye ran up to 4 a bushel a trifle higher than July wheat and closed at M while September rye closed a fraction above a dollar and July at 98 cents May wheat sold up to a new high of 5115 and closed a half cent lower Rye was up around cents over yesterdays close at the finish wheat nearly 2 cents higher and corn and oats slightly off from yes terdays final quotations Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal July Phillipps of oil fame was out the other day said he was going to Vashington The oil men were going to draw up a code of ethics Everybody pres ent had to laugh If he had said the gangsters of America were drawing up a code of ethics it wouldnt have sounder near as impossible Mary McCormick the opera singer was at the studio yester day She was just washing up one of those gold rush Mdivinl brothers He had asked her if she couldnt use him any longer could she kindly recommend him to some wealthy American girl so Mary and I are going to dig him up one and we will work on a commission basis Yours WILL ROGERS CnpyriKhi MeNnught Syndicate OKLAHOMA 37TH TO ALLOW BEER Governor Finally Decides to Let Brew Be Sold After Special Election OKLAHOMA CITY July 12 IP William H Murray decided today to let Oklahoma have its heer After 80 of the governors na tional guardsmen had prevented overnight unloading of the brew legalized In a special election yes terday Alfalfa Bill today issued a proclamation announcing sales would not be interfered with The proclamation was the signal for fleets of beer trucks to rumble into action transporting cases of the brew from railroad cars to wholesale and retail dealers Applicants for Leer licenses swarmed the offices of the tax com missions Oklahoma is the thirty seventh state to legalize the brew Returns from 2589 of the states 3313 precincts gave the wet side a majority of 86412 the vote being 197210 to 110798 Governor Murray said his martial law order last night was to pre vent them from making a Joke of the law Gladys Glad Reweds Mark Hellinger Upon Fourth Anniversary NEW YORK July 12 Gladys Glad noted Broadway beau ty yesterday remarried Mark Hel linger a columnist on the fourth anniversary of their first marriage The ceremony was performed by City Clerk Michael J Cruise He also officiated at the first marriage The couple was parted a year ago by a Mexican divorce Elliott Roosevelt to File Divorce Action in Nevada on Friday RENO Ncv July 12 Elliott Roosevelt second son of the presi dent will file suit at Minden Friday for a divorce from Elizabeth Don ner Roosevelt Philadelphia heiress his attorney Samuel Platt an nounced hcre today TWO MEN NAMED GOBETWEENS IN LUER KIDNAPING Report Ransom Paid for Release of John OConnell ALTON HI July 12 men were designated today by the family of August Luer wealthy banker and meat packer to act as agents in effecting his release for ransom from kidnapers who seized him in his home Monday night Simultaneously it was announced that Alton police Madison county deputies and the state highway pa trol would be withdrawn from fur ther investigation of the case and that all lines of communication with the Luer family would be cleared to make easy the efforts of the captors to communicate with the family and arrange for his re turn The two men who will act as agents for the Luer family arc Or ville S Pratt and Lawrence Keller Jr RELEASE IMMINENT ALBANY N Y July 12 The Albany Evening News said to day that it had been Informed that the kidnaped John J OConnell Jr had been released or the rcleaae will be effected today in the Cat sklll iThef ransom pald the said was V Rumors that the return of OCon nell held by kidnapers for reputec ransom was imminent had intensified this morning when Dan OConnell uncle of the young man left his camp for a ride Intc the country The uncles destination was not revealed nor was it disclosed whether he left the camp in the Heldcrberg mountains by autorlo blle A friend at the camp said that Dan had left and that he was not expected back for an hour or so Out Into Country An attempt to learn where the uncle went brought only the re ply out into the country nowhere that there are any telephones Meanwhile a general air of heigh tened expectancy spread among those close to the family Both Dan and Ed OConnell the kidnaped youths other uncle upstate politi cal leaders were said to have had their first good nights sleep since the kidnaping Persistent rumors were that a ransom payment approaching six figures had been in readiness since yesterday Samuel E Aronwitz law partner of Ed OConnell said he had had a good nights sleep Mother Better The mother of the youth who was reported too ill even to com municate with police yesterday was said to be somewhat improved Later this morning a member of the family expressed the belief that Johns return was only a matter of a few hours He ought to be back this after noon or tonight this family mem ber said He refused as all close to the kid naping have persistently done to permit his name to be used He did not reveal the source of his Infor mation nor whether ransom had been or would be paid ITALlANSFlSH OCEAN GROSSING 24 Seaplanes in Labrador After Longest Stage of Chicago Flight SHEDIAC N B July 12 The Italian air squadron led by Gen Italo Balbo arrived this afternoon at Cartwright Labrador ending Its flight from Iceland according to a wireless report received here The fleet of 24 seaplanes de scended at Cartwright at p m Atlantic standard time p m According to the time given In the wireless message the 1500 miles were covered in The information of completion of the flight from Reykjavik to the Labrador port a distance of 1500 miles and the longest stage in the entire trip from Italy to Chicago was received at the Italian air base here ILLINOIS BANKER HELD August Luer 7J wcnlthy invalid banker of Alton III wns seized by kidnapers in his homo as he rested in bedroom slippers before re tiring Two men nnd n comely young woman entered his home on n pretext of seeking another persons residence and roughly seized iheir victim Ho hud been In partial retirement because of frequent heart at tacks Associated Press Blanket Order on Hours and Wages Is Probable Roosevelt Seeks Trade Relations Abroad WASHINGTON July 12 President Roosevelt while pleased with the progress toward establish ing industrial codes is considering a blanket order to provide minimum wages and limited hours until the recovery program goes into effect That lie Is devoting a major part of his attention to work toward these codes under which industries would voluntarily or be required to sot up minimum wage and maxi mum work hours schedules became more plain today but it was empha sised in high quarters that he would be guided in his course by the views ot Hugh S Johnson the industrial administrator now work ing on a plan possibly involving a blanket order Seek Trade Pacts The president meanwhile has un dertaken other means of helping American time by opening negotiations with half a dozen countries for new trade rela tions South American governments arc principally involved As to the London economic con feence although he has received no official report the president regards a recess of the conference during August as natural and without sig nificance Go Grouse Shooting It wns said at the white house that in his conversations with Prime Minister MacDonald he pointed out that most Englishmen go grouse shooting in August and that on the continent the people like to go to the spas at that time Therefore it was conceded when the conference was in the formu lations stage that If it had not com pleted its business by August that it probably would take a recess of a month or so at that time OPENS NEGOTIATIONS WASHINGTON July 12 President Roosevelt has opened ne gotiations with half a dozen coun tries principally in South America for establishment of new trade re lations The president directed Acting Secretary Phillips of the state de partment to gro into conference to day with Ambassador Espil of Ar to Pete 4 Cotumn POSTMASTERS TO BE GIVEN EXAMS i Roosevelt Issues Order for Changing Regulations of Appointment WASHINGTON July 12 an executive order changing regu lations for p tmaster appoint ments President Roosevelt today requested Postmaster General Far ley to draft legislation to he sub mitted to the next congress placing all postmasterships under civil serv ice The executive order will permit all acting postmasters named since March remain in office without examina tion It also raises the maximum age limit from G5 to 66 years and re duces the minimum residence re quirements from two years to one The new executive order author izes the postmaster general to sub mit to the president for nomination without examination the name of any regularly commissioned post master or the name of any person in the classified civil service The acting postmasters now hoid com missions If no such person is nominated the postmaster general must certify the fact to the civil service commis sion which is directed to hold an open competitive examination to test the fitness of applicants Council Bluffs Man Appointed to State Fish and Game Board DES MOINES July 12 Governor Herring today appointed Arthur Rapp of Council Bluffs to the state fish and game commission Rapp democrat succeeds Dr E W Gottsch of Shcnandoah also a democrat who resigned Rapp pre viously has served on the commis sion Governor Herring praising Dr Gottschs work said the doctor had resigned because of the pres of private business ONE LEFT IN CAR DRUGGEDOTHER FOUND IN DITCH Dr Engberg Refuses to Perform Operation on Dr Hedberg ST PAUL July 12 Ihief T E Dahlll said today that Men who kidnaped Dr E G Eng berg and Dr W H Hedberg last night desired to mutilate the latter Dr Engberg secretary of the state board of medical examiners was selected to perform a surgical operation on Dr Hedberg but re fused the chief said in a statement Then he asserted Dr Engberg was drugged and placed in the Hed berg automobile which was park ed on a railroad right of way where a passing train could hit it Wound in Ear Dr Hedberg with u bullet wound in his ear and bearing other marks of a struggle was found in a ditch near here early today A half mile away Dr Engberg was found in the Hedberg car which had been placed near a railroad track whcro a passenger train struck it Both will recover Dr Engberg was bleeding at the mouth when a train crew found him but bore no other signs o in jviry He recovered consciousness to day and told of having been attack ed and drugged probably with ether after being lured from his home by a false call Dr Hedberg told a similar story of having been lured from his home by a false call and seized by three men ITorccd Into Oar Physicians revealed that Dr Eng berg told them ahypodermic haO been administered to him forcibly Chief Dahill quoted Dr Engberg as saying he was forced into a car which met another I asked what they wanted me to do nnd was told I was expected to perform a surgical operation or a man being held captive tlic chief said Dr Engberg told him Ot course I refused They threatened me and I still refused I did not even see the man they wanted to be the victim of that mutilation The chief said Dr Hedberg told him he heard one man say Lets get a knife and do the job our selves Refuse to Comment Police refused to comment on re ports Dr Hedberg knew who was responsible for the seizures They said he told them yesterday of mysterious calls asking him to care for persons in unfrequented places A list of his patients and other rec ords were stolen from his office Thursday night Police found a pistol its handle wrapped in adhesive tape in the cnr in which Dr Engberg was left They could lind no fingerprints on the steering wheel Hospital atten dants who removed Dr Engbcrgs clothing said they found a mask nnd Dr Hedbergs purse in the pocltcts The mask they said wns the type a physician could use to administer an anaesthetic Soviet Plane to Bear Mattern to Alaska WASHINGTON July 12 Arrangements were made today by the government for a soviet air plane to bring Jimmy Mattern Texas aviator from Siberia to Nome Alaska Des Moines Will Pay Cent More for Milk DES MOINES July 12 Moines milk producers and distrib utors announced an increase of 1 cent a quart effective Saturday The price to regular customers will be 9 cents and that to stores Is set at 7 cents Wea IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy Wednesday night nnd Thurnday slightly cooler In central portion Wed nesday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 85 Minimum In Night fi5 At 8 A M Wednesday Rainfall no Early temperature records Wed nesday indicated an acceleration oi heat wave   

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