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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 11, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                QH E R is MEM AR D C P T OF 10V A nes MOINES i Iowas Editod for the Home VOL XXXIX Couzens in Line to Rise Speculation Follows Payment of Bank Assessments THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBORS FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED iioSs LEASED WIRE SERVICE HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA AUGUST 11 1933 By HERBERT FLUMMER WASHINGTON Aug 11 Action of Senator Couzens of Mi chigan in coming forward volun tarily and paying in full assess mcnts against stocks held in his wifes name in Detroits two closed national banks has re v i v e d specula tion in Wash ington as to what the future holds for the white haired outspoken Michi gander The senators name has been mentioned as a JAMES WUZENS possible success or to William H Woodin should the secretary of the treasury re sign from the Roosevelt cabinet He already hasbeen the recipient of an important appointment at the hands of the president When he left for Londonas a delegate to the economic conference he did so with some misgivings He was almost convinced that he would return as a confirmed isola tionist Actually bis Impression of the work done at London revealed as the conference1 closed did not bear out his prediction Observers detected in his state ment reviewing the work of the conference marked similarity with the conclusions of Roosevelt him self THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE SECTION ONE JsJQ 266 SOLDIERS GUARD HAVANA PALACE Johnson Warns Violators of While I am disappointed at the outcome of the conference he said I am not willing to admit that it was a total failure Not Cut and Dried Many Washington observers would find it difficult to imagine Couzens in the cabinet with the portfolio of secretary ol ths treas ury And its because of the per oftheman LOSS OF BLUE EAGLE SEEN AS DEATH OF FIRM Administrator Says Time Near When Someone Will Slip Up WASHINGTON Aug 11 rA fJat prediction that a case of rev ocation of the blue Agle emblem atic of compliance with the na tional recovery administration will arise and that it will mean econ omic death to the offender was made today by Hugh S Johnson the N R A administrator At his press conference Johnson promised that violators of modified NEW NRA STAMPS ARE PRINTED independent in thought aWany s man in public life today He al ways has refused to stay In line for party or any other reason And theres no indication that he would change his ways were he to become a member of the presidents official family Team work plays a large part in Mr Roosevelts conception of the duties of the members of his ad ministration As to Woodin As for Secretary Woodin the sit uation apparently remains un changed Reports still persist that his resignation will be in tSa hands of the president before very long But these reports are met by de nials The secretarys recent illness which has kept him from his post for many weeks has tended to In crease speculation It has been often said that Wood in reluctantly accepted the treasury post In the first place It is alSo known that the president is deeply attached to him The work that he did during the turbulent first days of the adminis tration when frantic efforts were being made to save the nations banking structure apparently won for him a lastingplace in the presi dents esteemt presidential reemployment agree ments would be disciplined if it were found they were not comply ing with their pledge to raise wages and increase employment by short ening work hours He added however he intended to let the situation rest for a brief period in the hands of local com mittees Time Is Coming But the time is coming John son said when somebody is going to take one of these blue eagles off of someones window in a clear cut case And that is going to be a sen tence of economic death the ad ministrator added sternly Questioned concerning tie status of intrastr e utllitlea and similar they might not be within the regu lative power of the national recov ery act the blue eagle would reach them He pointed out the possibility of strictly intrastate operations being beyond federal control is one of the reasons for this blue eagle busi ness Works Out Well This blue eagle doesnt know anything about Intrastate and in terstate commerce the administra tor said and I think its working out pretty well Commenting on his visit to Balti morefor an address lasL night he said unemployment figures and the number of blue eagles on the win dows there did not appear to be in conformity but that the recovery administrations advisors there had expressed satisfaction the problem was workingout all right Operation of 4 New Codes Is Authorized Shoes Drugs Cheese Cotton Batting Go Take Sounding for 3 Bridges Near Sumner WAVERLY Aug en gineers for the state highway com mission are taking soundings for three bridges to be constructed on primary No 93 east of Sumner Four inch holes are being bored to a depth of 29 feet Work on plans for the bridges will begin in the near future Plan Sauerkraut Day LAKOTA Aug 2 has Been set as the date for the annual sauerkraut day celebration here AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Standin in the receivin line didnt hurt my feet so much but wearin a smile that long made my face so tired I nearly had a cramp The administrator repeated th it was not intended to set up police organization within the i covery administration Assume Good Faith Violations of permanent code where they are not cleared up afte conciliatory action by the adminls tration will be referred to the fee oral trade commission and then t the department of justice if neces sary the administrator explained but said We are going to assume goo faith until we see something dif ferent Closely following the remark b Johnson that it would be curious Tum to raBe 2 Column 5 HASlJECTiONS TO PRESS CODE Johnson Declines to Revea Proposals That Are Not Satisfactory WASHINGTON Aug 11 Hugh S Johnson the Industrial ad minlstrator today said there were proposals which are unsatisfac toryin the proposed code of hours and wages submitted by the Amer ican Newspaper Publishers associa tion Johnson declined at a press con ference to intimate what section he considered objectionable but said the publishers representatives were i due at his office some time today to talk over the program Informed of the acceptance by a number of newspapers of the pro visions of the A N P A program Johnson said there cannot be a code until It is approved after a hearing Those who sign the blanket re employment agreement will be the only ones Immediately entitled to the blue eagle signifying adherence to the recovery program It has been Intimated In sources close to Johnson that he feels there are too many reservations in the newspaper code and that he objects to its failure to specify short hours for renorters and conv editors WASHINGTON Aug ii Operation of four industries under modified presidential reemploy ment agreements boot and shoe drug cheese and cotton batting were authorized today by Hugh S Johnson national recovery adminis trator These codes will be in effect pend ing hearings after which final stipulations are drafted for promul gation by the president The boot and shoe agreement pro vides for a 40 hour work week with a 10 per cent leeway during any four week period until final ap proval of the code Minimum wages are 37 Vi cents an hour in cities over 250000 population and immediate trade areas 36 cents in cities of more than 20000 population and 35 cents In cities and towns of less than 20000 45 Hour Week In the wholesale drug agreement a work week of 45 hourg ig provid ed with the uaual exceptions cov ering administrative employes and 10 per cent leeway of hours allowe In the case of delivery men Minimum wages in cities of 100 000 population and over shall no be less than 514 a week and In com munities under 100000 not less thar 513 a week apprentices who ma not exceed 10 per cent of the tota number of employes to receive no less than a week below thes minimum wages The modified agreement for th dry goods cotton batting industr provides an average maximum wor week of not to exceed 40 hours un til Jan 1 next and thereafter dur ing each six month period and no more than 48 hours in any one week during such period nor more than 8 hours in any one day Average Up Hours For the cheese Industry the max imum work week for plant and fac tory employes Is fixed at 48 hours ind for accounting clerical or of fice employes at 40 hours the latter average over a 60 day period In cities of more than 500000 sal irled employes shall not be paid ess than a week in communi ties between 250000 and 500000 copulation not less than a week and in communities of 2 500 o 250000 not less than a week n towns of less than 2500 popu ation wages are to be increased not ess than 20 per cent provided this hall not require minimum wages n excess of a week indberghs Plan to Continue to Iceland If Weather Is Good JUUANEHAAB Greenland Aug 1 and Mrs Charles A Indbergh hoped weather conditions ould favor a flight today to agsalik whence they planned to ontinue to Reykjavik Iceland on heir northern air mapping tour therwlse it was said they may re irn to the United States aboard tieir supply ship TO DISCUSS CODE OF RESTAURANTS lowans Asked to Back New Agreement Approved in Washington By THE ASSOCIATED IRESS Gus Garvis chairman of the ex ecutive committee of the Iowa res taurant owners association said Friday that members of the associ ation mil be asked to support the temporary restaurant code The committee will mcet here Sunday to discuss the code which was given temporary approval in Washington Thursday night it calls for a maximum 54 hour work week for male employes and 48 ours for female Wage scales run rom 23 to 28 cents an hour The code also provides that owners must not deduct more than 53 per week from employes salaries for board Phase Highly Debated The board deduction phase had Been highly debated and NRA offi cials had received complaints that s much as a week had been harged for board by some emplov rs The Iowa printer publishers were in meeting at DCS Moines to ct upon the printing code drafted y the National Editorial associa ion Other meetings planned for the weekend included those of the State Association of Hairdrassers and Cosmetologists the Independ ent state Association of Cosmetol PROFESSOR SEES CHANGES AHEAD IN LIVING MODE Sweeney of Iowa State Favors Scattering of Population Iowa Pu blic Works Board Studies Proposed Projects Part of Program to Start at Once AMES Aug 11 pending revolution im in American economic life was envisioned here today by Dr O R Sweeney head of chemical engineering research at Iowa State college Instead of segregation of large number of people in cities where the cost of supporting a man in creases in proportion to size of the city Dr Sweeney would scatter the population over the countryside He would have industry decen tralized factories located nearer sources of raw material and factory workers near the nations food sup Iy Transportation cost a large factor in the spread between the arm and consumer prices would be practically eliminated Dcliciitc Move Commenting on President Roose velts back to the farm movement in connection with his pan Dr Sweeney said The back to the farm movement is a delicate one It is a fact that we probably already are overpro ducing on the farm Secretary of Agriculture Wallace and the presi dent want to put a considerable tV We to put bacl on the farm and at the same time reduce production it seems to lead to two alternatives Report of Information Reports of Information of local UA committees were beinr re ceived At Burlington E L Nau mann former county supervisor was named chairman Bnd at New ton Norman Dewind headed a lo cal NRA group Action by General Hugh Johnson In summary form the two alter natives outlined by Dr Sweeney Tivo Alternatives 1 Development of more efficient farming methods includingshorter hours and more intensive farming 2 Decentralization of industry to provide means of absorbing surplus farm labor in slack seasons Regarding decentralization of in dustry Sweeney continued The segregation of our popula tion in cities has become very great with the result that living costs show astounding increases As an other result we find farmers pro ducing materials and being forced to sell for less than cost This great spread in cost from the farm to the city goes to large transportation costs storage refrigeration and DES MOINES Aug 1J Iowas public works advisory coir mittee started consideration of prc posed projects today indicating tha part of the program wi be started at once A number of the requested pr jects are awaiting only approval i the committee and the federal a minlstrators before being starteu Harry Cooper of Marshalltown chairman of the advisory commi tee said The committee is considcrin first projects which can be starte at once Cooper said A number o these will be in shape within a days he asserted Confer With Cooper Conferring with Cooper toda were Lieut Gov Kraschel state co ordmator of the public works tiro gram W P Riley and E P Adler committee members F A Murphi regional director of the fourth dis trict which includes Iowa Nebraska Wyoming North and South Da kota and Minnesota and R A Radford divisional engineer for th program Cooper said he desired immediat start of to program to relieve th unemployment situation in th state The committee chairman i collecting data on the states unem ployed It will be compiled soon t aid the committee in deciding upo projects to be undertaken Coope ssid Pleased With Setup a pleasedwith the setup 1 oiriuiauri federal administrator on a special coal operators code drafted by op erators in Page Adams Taylor and Montgomery county was being awaited by that group They main tained that because of the thin veins in their coal fields they could not operate successfully under the general coal mining code Their separate document calls for a max mum work week of 48 hours except for hoisting engineers mine fore men track layers and machine op Tflrnrti Beer Permits in Iowa Bring U S DES MOINES Aug n p rvftail becr Permits have brought the IT S treasury 000 rom Iowa since July I Charles D Huston collector of Internal rev nue reported A total of 4100 rlbutprs have purchased the lermits good for one year 7ormer Iowa Broker Goes to Jail for Year other necessary factors Scatter Factories It is my contention that if fac tories were scattered throughout the country the population would be decentralized and the people closer to the food supply The farm er could charge more for his pro duce and the consumers would get It for less than they are payinp now Regarding the location of factor ies Dr Sweeney said that billions of tons of socalled agricultural waste materials in the midwest could provide the basis of a factory system that would answer purposes of his plan Packing houses soap factories soy bean product mills edible fats and other farm supply using fac tory units could all be decentral ized and put into farming communi ties The ease with which electric power is distributed eliminates trouble from the question of power he said Survey of History It is a significant fact that a survey history shows every na tion with its population segregated in large cities has fallen Dr Sweeney said Many of our present difficulties can be traced directly to bad con ditions that arc developed by our huge segregation The city of Los Angeles today is going across two states for its water supply Prac tically none of the great cities have adequately solved sewage disposal problems Nearly all great cities of the country are In debt situations which if they were private husi for insolvency nesses would call proceedings OTTUMWA Aug 11 rown former broker enced to 12 months was In jail sen and ned after he pleaded guilty o a charge of violating the state Bounties act His wife indicted on similar charge was freed upon a lowan to Get Bonds He Lost m Swindle DES MOINES Aug 11 Harrison assistant county attor ney was cnroute to Des Moines to day after having completed negotia tions for release by police of De troit of worth of bonds lost by H G Kastlln of Des getting underway Director Murph said The committee has the prc gram well in hand and appreciate what is necessary to make it a sue cess We want to assure everyone tha our aim is to put this work into cf feet at once There will be no graft mg or gouging permitted The committee devoted some timi today to checking possibilities o using Iowa products in the public works construction Go to St Pnul Murphy and Radford were to leav tonight for St Paul They lere from a two day inspection of nfSMS pUblic works Program Official confirmation of the ap pointment of P F Hopkins of Ma son city as public works enrrlneer was expected today Hopkins whose appointment was reported yester aay has served as city manager at Ames and Mason City and now is employed as a private consulting engineer on municipal projects Fewer Jobless Higher Payrolls in New York City NRA Eagle Though Still Fledgling Is Paying Dividends NEW YORK Aug 11 NRA eagle still a fledgling is paying dividends ir New York in increased employment and higher payrolls This was disclosed today in inquiries among nearly a score of employment agencies Placements have increased about 35 per cent in the last six months the greatest spurt coming three months ago the agenies reported In the major manufacturing groupa factory classlficaiou State Industrial Commissioner E F An drews reported a JuneJuly up swing of factory employment of half of 1 per cent with an accom panying payroll rise of 23 per cent In Spite of Strike This was recorded In spite of strike in the mens clothing indus try which normally shows a gain and in the face of unfavorable sea sonal conditions in other industries Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Gal Aug knows Mr Roose velt dont want any armed trou ble with Cuba or anybody else but when you ciart telling some body what they must do why you got to back it up with some thing You cant tell the bully to quit picking on the boy unless you are prepared to do something to him in case he dont quit picking on him Trouble is we never did get Cuba plum free We kept a clause Hi the contract where we were to remain the guardian Take the sugar out of Cuba and the sugar out of the Philippines and our altruistic feelings would kinder cool off Yours WILL ROGERS Copjrlrtl 1033 McNaiinht SyncllcnKM GRAINS FALL IN SPITE OF REPORT Wheat 5 Cents Off of Bullish ft CHICAGO Aug 11 upA gov ernment crop report gave of confirmation to reports of hug crop losses But grains fe precipitously In the face of th bullish news Wheat closed 5 cents a bushe lower and oats down three cents tnt maximum amounts allowable Jndcr emergency trading rules Mic board of trade Corn was stronger than the other wo grains but also lost about two and onehalf cents on the average Other markets also failed to re upward on the official reports hat the United States wheat crop vould be 150000000 bushels less han tho average for the past 10 ars Among the factors credited with nfluencing the market downward ere reports of good crops in Europe ntl the Argentine CALLED OUT ON REPORT OF MOB READY FOR RAID Machado Offers to Give Presidency to War Secretary HAVANA Aug 11 armed with machine guns and rifles surrounded the presidential palace this afternoon after reports had been received that a mob planned to attack it Streets in ine vrcimty of the pres ident s residence were cleared The special guards were placed atter the executive committee of President Machados own liberal party had submitted to United Elates Ambassador Sumner Welles a counter proposal for peace by which the president would surrender his office to General Alberto Her rera now secretary of war Machine Guns Mounted The machine guns with which the guards were armed were moved out of the palace itself and were mounted at strategic points about the building Some or them were placed on the roof A rush call was put in for reserve troops and police and within a few momenta a truckload of soldiers arrived A company of cavalry galloped down the Prado Havanas famous horoughfare in front of the na tional capltol The action of the liberals in part sed their decision yesterday 1 they hcld that Ambosaador tf waa Kullty of Intermed land that his mediation actlv Itleirwere preluoiclBl to the B elat Courifer Eroposalr Ramon De Leon and a number of members of the liberal executive committee gave confirmation that the counter proposal had been sub mitted By this plnn the present secre tary of state Orestes Ferrara would resign and General Herrera would be reappolnted by President Mnchado to his post o Withdraw Guards From Coal Mine Area HARRISBURG Pa Aug II im Plnchot today notified Is office from his home in Milford hat he had ordered the removal to orrow of 325 national guardsmen om the Fayette county coal strike eld owa Man Is Killed in Fall From T BLOOMFIELD Aug 11 Ernest Morrison 26 of Bunch was rain killed when he fell near Drakeavllle from a train ounty attorney aVvindle n Chicago One of the most notable out growths of increased employment agencies found is the fact that younger high school graduates are being signed for office positions something unheard of in recent months Next In Demand The greatest demand Is for per sons to fill financial and broker age posilions and agencies are re maining open even after 6 p jr for interviews Stenographers probably are next greatest in demand In many agen cies waitinglists are being com piled as fast ns possible Engineering agencies reported a noticeable Increase also particu arly for positions in the ship build ing industry SUGAR PLAN FOR CUBA DRAFTED Outlines of Program Known as Roosevelt Waits for Peace on Island HYDE PARK N Y Aug 11 T of the state departments program for a new order In Cuba became known today as President Roosevelt silently waited for an early response to his declaration for an end to political warfare on the island It wng learned that a program providing for a sugar production quota a complete reorganization of the external and internal debt of the country on a lower basis a new deal for land development and re ciprocal tariff la nearlng comple tion The state department and friends of Cuba in the United States have been negotiating the plans for the past four months General vould ask congreaq for a leave of bsence thus opening the way for Genera Herrera to suceed to the residency In conformity with the revisions of theCuban constitu on ateaasVnile inferior cities reported which has turned evolutionary movement the food hortagc was fast becoming acute Streetcar Bombed A streetcar bearing policemen to heir beats were bombed iniurintr even one perhaps fatally Judicial police m charge of settling the labor conflict frankly admitted there was small chance of streetcar and omnibus workers going back on the job today as their leaders re portedly promised It wns the trans portation workers who started the general strike Strikers identified with the ABC organization which is in opposition to the president circulated leaflets warning strikebreakers they would be punished Among the towns reporting the problem of food was becoming acute were Santiago Cienfuegos Santa Clara and Camaguey Distribute nations Havana was better provisioned but the government recognized the danger of possible looting by dis tributing 10000 rations at four dis tributingstations There wag some slight activity in the foodstuff market this morning but almost all stores remained closed The partys executive committee adopted the resolution yesterday declaring that the American envoys activities for peace in the last few weeks were prejudicial to Cuban sovereignty but later named three leaders to redraft the strong pro nouncement Way Out In congressional halla subse quently the Impression prevailed that the three men Senator Alberto IA IttRB 2 Vrfumo t IOWA WEATHER Generally fnir Friday night and Saturday not much change In temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thurwlay Minimum in Night At 8 A Jf Friday Rainfall 88 53 BO 0   

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