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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 20, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                fe III C fl HIS MUM 4 AR OEPT OF IOVA OPS MO I HITS North Iowas Edited for the Home NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL xxxix CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 20 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 246 Roosevelt Not Afraid Daring Documents Sent Forth From White House By HERBERT PLUMMER WASHINGTON July 20 A When President Roosevelt dispatch ed that now famous telegram to Alabama re specting r e p c al of the eighteenth amend ment it was hailed gener ally as a daring move And it was so regarded despite the factthat it was not the first time since F D R became pres ident that he has stirred amaze ment by McCord national committeeman from Alabama came to communi cate with Roosevelt on this subject and why the president elected to wire him his reply has never been revealedWhether the stage was set ahead of time for this interchange perhaps only the principals know Carefully Phrased There was a significant thing however about the presidents tele gram to McCord It was a carefully phrased document He merely reit erated the stand he had taken since he was nominated Repeal of Die eighteenth amendment is a part of the democratic platform and I subscribe to that platform was his statement The president has written another message since then this time to BigJim Farley postmaster gen eral and dispenser of patronage which from a political standpoint is perhaps more daringthan the other At a time when deserving demo crats are clamoring for jobsand democratic politicians are conduct ing intensive searches for nests ot republican job holders to smoke out the president asks for legislation that willremove morethan 15000 jspsltmaiiters vthe poli tical He hassigned anexecutive order requiring examinations of all appli cants for postmastershlps unless they qualified or regu larly commissioned He has requested Farley to draft necessary legislation for submission to congress next year making the change permanent by law The suddenness of the presidents action startled the patronage seek ers Then rememberingthat not one nomination for a postmaster ship was sent to the capitol during the special session they concluded that the plan had been in the back of Roosevelts mind for a long time Two Alternatives The question that interests politi cal observers now is this Does the administration propose between now and the time the suggested change becomes law to pack in is many democrats as it can into post masterships Or knowing that where one appointment is made perhaps half a dozen enemies result is the administration looking for an easy way of handling this prob lem Its no secret that the average member of congress would gladly sign away his claims to patronage if he could do so with impunity It often makes for them many more enemies than friends So while at long range this pro posed patronage operation might cause the patients to become pan icky after it is once performed many of them may breathe fervent sighs of relief Burlington Pilots License Is Revoked BURLINGTON July 20 license of Glenn Romkey chief pilot for the Central Airways has been revoked by the department of commerce after complaints that Romkey flew dangerously low dur ing an air show AUNT HET By Robert Quillen They say she dont smoke but no woman could live happily with that many smelly ash trays if she didnt help fill em WILEY POST PASSES OVER NOME Says Purchasing Power Must Match Price Rise JJ JOHNSON WARNS Hull Fights THARRIMAN BACK AFTER ESCAPE Dffl j flR WHFflT JOHNSON WARNS INDUSTRY CRISIS FACES PROGRAM Perfects General Plan for Minimum Wages Limited Hours WASHINGTON July 20 Foreseeing a crisis in the recovery program unless popular purchasing power is stepped up to keep pace with rising prices Industrial Ad ministrator Hugh S Johnson today perfected the plan for nationwide adoption of minimum wages and working hour limitations Only approval by President Roosevelt awaits promulgation of be necessary the drastic proposition and John ani farm acts son was ready to seek that before vomntaayryS wik TefiancT Hul1 chief of the American dele ft Hull Fights for Plan of Tariff Truce Strong Opposition in Gold Countries Is Encountered LONDON July 20 of State Cordell Hull was described in high American circles today as making a vigorous fight behind the scenes of the world economic con ference to preserve the general principles of President Roosevelts truce on tariff changes Strongopposition was said to have been encountered in British and European gold standard coun tries and American adherence is expected to be continued only with reservations allowing for such ad trial line and business concerns into Making the rounds of hearings being held on proposals for specific codes to raise wages and restrict working time Johnson told the crowded meetings we are emerg ing from the depths but not from the dangers of depression Wages Must Keep Step He warned insistently that wages must keep step with rising prices going so far in talking to a hotel session on the code proposed for the womens coat and suit industry a ertids is faced wltliln with the ascending cost of things We have a right to be encour aged about this law it works Johnson said As I see it there are now two main device to bring in the organized classes and this question of prices going too far ahead of consuming power The op eration of this law has been an in spiring thing Whirl of Activity The assertionstood out amidst a whirl of activity other hearings be ing in progress elsewhere on the wage working time agreements sought for the shipbuilding and lumber industries We have had a rapid increase in prices throughout industry John son noted emphatically We recognize that costs are go Ingto increase and prices will have to also Every time in the past therehas been a rapid Increase in prices there has been a lag in wages Distortion Is Rapid But now the distortion of in creased prices is so rapid and the lag of purchasing power so great that it is plain we cant stagein dustrial recovery with 12000000 men out of work He urged the womens coat and suit manufacturers and the repre sentatives of labor in that industry Turn to rage 7 Column 3 WILL CLOSE AT TIME OF RITES Northwood to Pay Tribute to Haugen Old Friends to Be Pallbearers NORTHWOOD July ness will be suspended in North wood from to 4 oclock tomor row afternoon during the funeral services for Gilbert N Haugen vet eran of congress who died Tues day night The rites will be con ducted at oclock in the North wood Lutheran church Active pallbearers will be old friends of Mr Haugen who were closely associated with him in the fourth district in various political activities Those chosen are George E Whltcomb of Northwood L H Henry of Charles City L P Barth of Cresco Harry Goplerud of Osage Chris McGaarden of Waukon and G Peterson of Waterville The body will be taken to the church at noon Friday and lie there In state until the funeral services The body is now at the Haugen home The Rev J W Ylvlsaker pastor of the Northwood Lutheran church will conduct the services Interment will be made in Sunset Rest cem etery of Northwood Among the first of condolences to be received by the family was that from T J B Robinson of Hampton who was closely associated with Mr Haugen when he was the third district representative in congress vances in tariff schedules as may be necessar under the recovery Ketnins Truce Idea Hull chief of the American dele tion is determined however that the truce idea shall not be per mitted to be discarded After being advanced by the American admin istration the armistice was made effective at the boginning of the conference July 12 ana was to bo extended through the period of the parley Conference leaders were saia au thoritatively to nave determined to form a permanent body to keep the conference alive in London during the recess which begins July 27 A new resolution in which if ac cepted the nations would subscribe to the American idea of price rais uresaa each er eac nation has been prepared by Amer ican experts and has been approved it was understood by Washington No New Proposals American circles however gaid today it had been virtually decided not to introduce the proposals since it was thought chances for its ac ceptance at this late hour would be slim The monetary subcommissions completed their work with unani mous acceptance of a resolution on international indebtedness and are port that all countries save the United States had accepted a res to rnne 7 Column 4 Tennessee 19th State to Decide Upon Prohibition Alabama and Arkansas Vote Seen as Big Influence for Repeal NASHVILLE Tenn July 20 UP voted Its verdict on prohibition today It was the nine teenth state to declare its will on the proposed prohibition repeal amendment to the federal constitu tion The other 18 have voted for repeal From repeal headquarters came a statement predicting the action two days ago of Tennessees sister states Alabama and Arkansas the first of the traditionally dry deep south to vote against prohibition would exert a tremendous influ ence for repeal in Tennessee The antiprohibition statement added there was no chance to stave off repeal in 1933 and fore cast a majority in this state for it of at least 50000 The Rev John F Baggett dry campaign chairman declared what transpired in Arkansas and Ala bama will in no wise affect the re sults in Tennessee He added he be lieved the state would become the first to reject repeal with a 75000 vote margin of victory Postmaster General James A Farley wired Horace Frierson Jr chairman of the democratic state executive committee predicting a repeal victory A vote of from 200000 to 250000 was expected Repeal by Christmas WASHINGTON July 20 Postmaster General Farley told President Roosevelt today we will have prohibition repeal by Christ mas and he said to newspapermen later the president agrees with me Farley also chairman of the dem ocratic national committee return cd to Washington after a tour through the southern states ii which he participated in the cam palgn for repeal He went Immediately to the white house to report on the prospects for prohibition repeal Joseph W Harrlman indicted New York banker Is shown with his wife as he was taken to the federal building In New York after his return from a mysterious disappearance Ho was committed to a psy cliopathlc ward for observation Associated Press PRODUCERS AND PACKERS MEET Corn Belt Delegates Seek to Putlndustry7pn Sound Economic Basis CHICAGO July 20 stock producers of the corn belt states met for the first time today with the meat packers in a confer ence intended to place the entire industry from barnyard to butcher shop on a sound economic basis Dr A G Black corn and hog ad ministrator for the secretary of ag riculture called the meeting as an outgrowth of a conference of pro ducers at Deg Moines earlier this week We will have no discussion at the present meeting Dr Black said of the limiting of production as provided by the federal farm act A trade agreement for the industry in our first objective Result of Agreement The result of such an agreement Dr Black said would be elevation of the price paid the farmers for their livestock It was understood the producers would demand inclu sion in the agreement of a provision covering the price to be paid by processors to the farmers Representing the farmers was a subcommittee named at the Dos Moines meeting and composed of Roswell Garst Iowa farm leader Earl C Smith president of the Il linois Agricultural association Ed ward A ONeal president of the National Farm Bureau and C V Gregory of Chicago editor of the Prairie Farmer CornHog Conference In the DCS Moines meeting the producers organized the national cornhog conference and mapped a program for increasing prices by compulsory reduction of production with bounties to be paid fanners by processing Representatives of meat proces sors at the meeting included W W Woods of the Institute of American Meat Packers Thomas E Wilson Chicago packer John W Rath packer of Waterloo and Guy Shep ard C F Soile and G B Thorn all connected with the federal gov ernment The meeting was under the aus pices of the United States depart ment of agriculture with Black and ONeal taking a leading part in the iTiscussions from funds raised taxes Fire Destroys Brick Chicago Warehouse at Loss of CHICAGO July 20 early today destroyed a one story wick warehouse owned by the Chi cago Tribune at a loss estimated by firemen at 500000 Firemen wore handicapped In their efforts to save the building m and prevent spread of the flames by i the inaccessible location of the warehouse near the mouth of the Chicago river Several tons of newsprint stored n the warehouse were destroyed WRITE FINIS TO FARMER REVOLT Two Alleged Ringleaders o1 Riot Found Guilty DBS MOINES July 20 state wrote finis today to the re volt of agricultural northwest Iowa during which an attorney was nearly hanged a judge was ab ducted and beaten and sheriffs deputies were forced to kiss the flag before national guardsmen were dispatched to restore order An 11 week search for Morris Cope and Ed Casper Plymouth county farmers who allegedly led the attack on Judge C C Bradley at Le Mars April 27 ended when the two surrendered and pleaded guilty yesterday Mitchell Convicted Prosecution of leaders of the re volt against mortgage foreclosure actions ended with the conviction of A A Mitchell 75 on a charge of assaultingthe judge Mitchell will be sentenced at Orange City next Thursday Cope was sentenced to one year in jail before the same Plymouth county bar to which witnesses said he staggered 11 weeks ago his head DOLLAR WHEAT DISAPPEARS AND ALL GRAINS FALL Wild Selling Orgy Puts Wheat Prices Down to 90 Cents CHICAGO July 20 wheat disappeared today in a wild selling orgy on the board of trade Declines of 17 cents a bushel were registered shortly before the close md all deliveries were carried well Jelow the dollar mark The May de ivery last to sink under the magic ine fell to 97 cents with July and September down to a low of 90 cents All other grains followed the decline in wheat The market fluctuated violently ihroughout the session A dip at the opening was succeeded by an ad ance but by noon another drop took place and recessions continued o near the close which was nearly at bottom figures for the day Rye wag down cents a bush el compared with yesterdays close Late rallies erased some of the losses shortly before trading ceased Corn was down almost 15 cents at one time but rallied somewhat Stocks Sent Downward NEW YORK July 20 wide open break in wheat which sold below 51 a bushel sent stocks downward today after a promising raly Gnino during themorn bandaged after a the day fight earlier in Casper was given six months in jail Each received a suspended one year penitentiary sentence They furnished appeal bond 46 Farmers Sentenced With Cope and Caspers surren der dG farmers have been sentenced at Le Mars Primghar and Denison focal points on the bances farm distur In the roundup that followed the attack on Judge Bradley military officials arrested more than 100 persons A military court of in quiry heard their testimony released many of them and left prosecution of the remaining 46 to county courts All except Mitchell even tually pleaded guilty to assault and contempt of court were sentenced to one day in jail and fined One year jail sentences were sus pended First major outbreak of farmers determined to stop mortgage fore closures came in March at Le Mars when an attorney sought to buy a farm at sheriffs sale for less than the amount of the mortgage Dragged to Steps An irate mob dragged him to the courthouse steps placed a noose around his neck and demanded that he bid the face value of the mort gage to avoid a deficiency judg ment A telegram to the attorneys insurance company brought needed permission to bid the higher amount thereby averting additional violence Spasmodic outbreaks followed A recalcitrant farmer drove a sheriff with an eviction order from the farm with a shotgun Five hundred farmers massed at another farm refused to allow a state agent to serve eviction papers poured water into the gasoline tank of his auto mobile and dismantled spark plugs and ignition Visit Legislature A delegation Of farmers visited the state legislature and obtained promise of relief In January Gov Turn lo raje 7 Column sizes losses when renewec selling struck the share marke early this afternoon Whisky an distillery issues which had been narrowly irregular slumped severe ly again and the general list weak ened Seriously Injured in Dynamite Explosion MOUNT PLEASANT July 20 UPi Lee Welcher 21 was in a serious condition today from injuries re ceived when a dynamite charge ex ploded under a stump where he was standing He was working with a county blasting crew LUERllDNAPING MYSTERY SOLVED Federal Officers and Police Raid Illinois Hangout of Abductors PICTURE ON PAGE 7 ST LOUIS July 20 ment of justice agents announced oday that the mystery of the kidr naping of August Luer 77 year old Alto 111 banker had been solved with a daylight raid on the abduc tors hangout near Madison III Three women and two men were aken into custody at the reputed air of the kidnapers which is on farm a half mile south of Eagle Park Those arrested Novell Norman were Randall E Vaughn Pearl Hook Mike Michaclie and Mrs Mike Michaelio St Louis police aided the federal men in the raid A dugout similar to that in which the aged banker said he was held for five days prior to his final release last Sunday morn ing was said to have been located on the property Percy M Fitzgerald exconvict ngamst whom a federal complaint of kidnaping for ransom has been lodged and who now is held in jail at Murphysboro III was named as a member of the kidnap gang Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Gal July Guess Dempseys got a cheerful little earful I guess Balbo the only young man that ever looked well in whiskers is flying somewhere I guess the photographers to the London conference are breaking up all the plates they exposed there I guess Alabama and Arkansaw voted to show their natives that there was bourbon as well as corn that all whisky was not white I guess our great little Oklahoma flyer Is ahead of his record I guess California as usual to be the biggest passed the highest soles tax rate of the whole 48 I say I guess all these things for they are not in any of the papers nothing can get in a pa per when sister Aimee is in so we are all practically isolated from the world for the next couple of weeks Yours WILL CnpyrljrM 1Q33 McNnnRtit Syndicate EAVES SIBERIA 30 HOURS AHEAD OF OLD RECORD iis BALBO IN VISIT TO ROOSEVELT Italian Leader and Officers of Armada Entertained at Luncheon July 20 President Roosevelt received Gen era Italo Balbo and the officers Lo the Italian flying armada at th white house today After an exchange of greeting in the executive mansion the pres dent entertained the officers at formal luncheon attended by Actin Secretary Phillips of the state de partment and Ambassador Rosso o Italy The crowd which lined the arched driveway of the white house roarec 1 greeting as the flyers were driven o the front portico Smiling broadly General Balbo returned the welcome with a wave f the hand The presidents naval and mili ary nides met General Balbo and us officers on the portico and es orted them into the mansion Arrive in Washington WASHINGTON July 20 Icn Itnlo Balbo leader of the Ital an air armada that flew across the Atlantic to visit the Century of rogress exposition In Chicago ar ived in Washington at a m EST today for a visit to Presi ent Roosevelt Smiling broadly as he stepped rom the sleek navy plane that irought him to Washington from York General Balbo was greeted hy Lieut Col B K Yount ommander of Boiling Field where he Italian airmen landed He was accompanied by 30 of his fficers In army and navy planes 18 Gun Salute Far up the field artillery boom d forth with a 19 gun salute The Jnited States navy band played the talian national anthem as Balbo valked with Yount from the plane o the reviewing stand There he was greeted by high governmental dignitaries including ecretaries Swanson and Roper Italian Ambassador Rosso and a arge group from the diplomatic orpg gathered to do him honor After a brief exchange of greet ngs Balbo and bin party reviewed a guard of honor presented by the vcmy and departed for a downtown otel to rest momentarily before ilunging into a round of functions Ogden Child Killed BOONE July Marie 4 was killed at Ogden yester ay when a well digger on which he was playing toppled and rushed her Bail Granted 5American Citizens in Mallorca Jail PALMA Mallorca July 20 Five American prisoners held here without bail for a month and a half because they allegedly attacked a civil guard were granted bail today and were ordered released Manuel Azana premier and war minister of Spam cabled the mili tary authorities here ordering the immediate release of the Ameri cans He took this action after a lengthy conference with United States Ambassador Claude G Bow ers in Madrid It was learned that following his conversation with the premier Mr Bowers immediately visited Foreign Minister De Los Rios in the capital The premiers orders were not made public here by the military authorities but the news came from other sauces in Madrid and a large crowd of Americans and Mailorcans gathered about the prison which formerly waa a Capuchin monas tery The crowa wan prepared for a rousing celebration when the pris oners were actually set free Haste Eclipses Speed of Communication Facilities SEATTLE Wash July 20 Wiley Post Oklahoma round the rorld flyer passed over Nome laska at a m Nome p m C S T the U S rmy signal corps was advised by s station there The signal corps message merely aid that the flyer had passed over It was not known whether e would land or would continue ostg plans called for a landing at airbanks 500 miles east of Nome preparations have been made or refueling his fast plane for his ext flight to Edmonton Alberta Post left Khabarovsk Siberia at 5S p m Nome time yesterday nd thus had taken about lours on his jump across the per ousBering sea Starts Across Pacific MOSCOW July 20 ost American globe girdling avi tor took off from Khabarovsk Si leria for the North American con iuent today with a lead of 30 hours and 16 minutes over the record he and Harold Gatty set in 1931 He refueled his plane at Khabar ovsk enjoyed a meal at which he refused to take any wine and sped toward Alaska despite weather re ports of thunderstorms ahead The stocky datng Oklahoman arrived at the eastern Siberian1 townJilt 3H5 a W toddy Moscow frori Rukhlovb away and was off again at a m p m taking just two hours 13 minutes for refueling his plane the Winnie Mae His haste eclipsed the speed of communication facilities and for several hours news of his takeoff from Rikhlovo and arrival at the jumping off place was lacking Nearly Exhausted His relentless pace even in the face of almost complete exhaustion was occasioned by his intense desire to better the mark he made in 1931 vith Harold Gatty over much of the same route He and Gatty were 144 hours 4 minutes out of Now York when hey started the transoceanic hop rom Khabarovsk Post alone had n elapsed time at that point of nly 113 hours 48 minutes Post had seen his advantage whit led doxvn to only 42 minutes bc ause of rain and fog that he en ountered on the trip from Moscow o Novosibirsk Siberia and later rom Irkutsk to Rukhlovo but he ncreascd It by the fast flight tc Khabarovsk and the fact he stayed here so short a time whereas he nd Gatty were grounded at Khab rovsk about a day Held Up By Heather Post left Irkutsk 1400 miles west t Khabarovsk at 7 a m Moscow ime and arrived at Rukhlovo at 32 p m Wednesday Moscow time a m Bad weather orced him down had lanned to continue to Blagoves his plane was slightly amaged before he arrived there He left Rukhlovo at p m Vednesday Moscow time p TI and landed at Khabarovsk it 3rt5 a m today Moscow time p m Wednesday Reports conflicted as to his exact estination in Alaska Nome or Fairbanks t was considered most ikely however that Fairbanks was ils objective Brush TreelopH Shortly before reaching Rukhlovo he Winnie Mae brushed some tree ops because fog forced him to fly lose to the ground but neverthc css he made a perfect landing ries ite the danger He was very tired n arrival there but he decidedto Turn In Pajr 7 Column 7 ff mmmifA m IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy thunderstorms In cast and smith portions Thursday night nml possibly in Douthcast portion Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednewiay 91 Minimum In Night 70 At 8 A M 7 The temperature reached 93 de grces Thursday afternoon   

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