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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 14, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                L H I S t if i I T U F I 0 A A OES Iowas Editod for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAI MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXD FIVE CBNTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIDE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 14 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 268 Home Loan Board Busy Even Senator Not Up on Duties of Corporation By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON Aug 14 cepting the Na tional Recovery a d m i nistration probably no oth er governmental agency in Wash ington is so be sieged these days as the Home Owners Loan corporation O f f 1 c i a la of that organization are experiencing great difficulty in trying to con vince owners of homes that it is not their mission merely to refinance mortgages at a lower interest rate Daily tnrongs crowd into the of fices of the corporation confident ly expecting the government to lend them the money to pay for their homes at a lower interest rate than they are now paying banks and other concerns They leave disap pointed Cheaper Interest Rate It is not confined to the man in the street either The other day a senator who had a lot to do with getting this particular piece of leg islation through congress dispatched a constituent to the corporation in the belief that the government could refinance his mortgage at a cheaper rate of interest At the democratic convention in Chicago last year everybody was a bit mystified every time Ohios name was called in the balloting Invariably there would be one half of a vote that didnt go to Gover nor White for whom the delega tion was pledged Half Vote Job That onehalf vote belonged to W R theOhio and fumed but couldtio nothing about it Durbin had been for Roosevelt long before tie convention All of which to say that one W W Durbin la now in Washington with the title of register of the treasury Big Jim Parley didnt forget that onehalf vote when it came to reward the deserving ones Durbin got the Job without the help of a single regular democrat in Ohio too Unexpected Happens In the files of the NRA are hun dreds of cases of the odd twists various businesses have taken since the blue eagle swooped down to take charge One of the most interesting con cerns a broker who had long been in the haBit of employing young col lege boys eager for the experience on a part time basis Their salary was practically nothing and all were working to learn the ropes Then came the NRA The broker under the code that he signed found to his dismay that not only was he compelled to keep these boys on his payroll but that he had to pay them the minimum wage as much more than before Man Leads Police to Body of His Infant Illegitimate Child SAN FRANCISCO Aug 14 X 21 year old father today led police to the body of his month old illegitimate daughter hidden in a satchel beneath the joists of his home Authorities said the young man Frank Fabian Jr a physical culture instructor told them he slashed its throat It was deformed Fabian refused to name the childs mother AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I never saw a woman that could keep from lookin pleased an proud when folks tease her about ben such a fast driver RAID CUBAN CONSULATE IN N New Deal Council Ranks Break in Rate Vote WORK WEEK OF 56 HOURS ASKED BY DRUG STORES Announce 40 Hour Week for Cigar Factory Workers WASHINGTON Aug 14 56 hour work week was proposed today by the National Association of Retail Druggists in a code of fair competition submitted to the recov ery administration Operation of stores would be at least 52 hours a week unless the hours were less than 52 before July 1 1933 The maximum hours would not apply to drug stores employing not more than two persons in towns of less than 2500 population which are not a part of a larger trading area Registered pharmacists and execu tive employes would be excepted Minimum of 515 Minimum wages of 15 a week in the north and 514 a week in the south in cities of 500000 population and over were proposed In cities between 250000 and 500000 the minimum would drop to in the north and 1350 m the south be coming in communities between 2 500 and 250000 of population 514 and respectively In towns of less than 2500 popu lation the druggists proposed to In crease all wages by not less than 20 percent provided such increase tloesnoi exceed ahd wage of SO cents an Hour were pro vided for cigar factory workers un der a modified presidential reem ployment agreement for the indus try made public today by the na tional recovery administration Carries Exception The maximum 40 hour week car ried the exception that it might be exceeded under seasonal or peak demand but in no case may an em ploye work more than an aggre gate of 45 hours a week for four months in any year nor more than 2000 hours in any one year The maximum hour limitations would not apply to employes in any executive or supervisory capacity who receive more than a week nor in cases of emergency to re pairmen engineers electricians firemen shippers watchmen watch ing crews and outside crews and cleaners but they would receive time and onethird during the emergency for overtime CONVICT CAUGHT IN KIDNAP DEN Bailey Held in Kansas City Shooting and Abduction of Urschel DALLAS Tex Aug 14 farmhouse near Decatur Tex where Harvey Bailey notorious criminal was arrested Saturday night was identified today by de partment of justice agents as the rendezvous in which kidnapers held Charles A Urschel Oklahoma City oil man who was ransomed for S200000 The officers said they found Urschels fingerprinta in pro fusion about the place Bailey carried a large sum of money identified as part of the ran som paid for Urschels release Bailey also identified as the lead er In the Kansas City union station shooting of June 17 when four of ficers and Frank Nash a convict were slain by machine gunners was asleep in the back yard of the farmhouse when four department of justice agents four Dallas coun ty and four Fort Worth officers descended upon the place He awoke to find himself covered with machine guns and was unable to reach for two automatic pistols or a rifle that he had on the cot with him Another rifle and pistol and hundeds of rounds of ammuni tion were available on the baclc porch of the house a few feet away Sioux City Man May Face Murder Charge SIOUX CITY Aug 14 Frank Ten Eyck 48 Sioux City faced a possible charge of murder for the death of Edward Wright 64 Valller III Wright was wound ed while allegedly prowling in Ten Eycks yard LEADS BLUE SHIRTS Gen Oiven ODuffy leader of the newly formed blue shirt military body In tho Irish Free State was for bidden by President Do Valcru to parade his guardsmen In a memorial observance in Dublin He claims a membership of 40 009 men Associated Press photo Appointment of Hopkins 10 Bands at Festival in Clear Lake 15000 to 17000 in Crowd Attending Yearly Event CLEAR LAKE Aug 14 A crowd estimated at between 15 000 and 17000 attended theNorth Iowa annual band festival held In Clear Sunday Ten bands gathered and presented individual concerts juring the afternoon and a massed Dand program in the evening Direc tors musicians and music lovers from all over the state collected to attend the concerts The blocked streets and busy business district indicated that the crowd easily equaled that of the Fourth of July The days program opened with a concert at 10 oclock by the Clear Lake band under the di rection of John Kopecky This was followed by a meeting of the oandmasters at the Community building and a bandmasters lunch eon at the Lake Shore hotel Half Hour Program At 12 oclock the Garner band di rected by Charles Bethke present ed a half hour program which was followed by concerts by the follow ing bands Kensett Ralph Geer di rector Rockford E A Sheldon di rector Marble Rock Keith Conklin director Greene Don C Foster di rector Manly Thomas R Da vies director Duncan Bohemian band John Buzicky director Forest City Joseph G Westley director One of the most entertaining fea tures of the afternoon was tha pro Engineer Is Made New Public Works Official Expected to Direct Job From Des Moines P P Hopkins received official word Sunday of his appointment as public works engineer for Iowa Notice of the appointment was re ceived from Col H M Waite dep uty commissioner in charge of pub lic works Washington D C Mr Hapkins will begin his new duties at once and plans to leave Tuesday for Des Moines to confer with other officials connected with Iowas pubic works program He and Mrs Hopkins expect to move to Des Moines as soon as arrangements have been completed In his new office Mr Hopkins will be the engineer for the public works projects to be undertaken in Iowa under the provision whereby the government pays 30 per cent of the cost for the purpose of stimulating construction The remaining 70 per cent is either paid by the city coun ty or other local government or the money is loaned by the government on satisfactory security Mason Citys requisition for funds with which to make improvements on the water plant and the request of the supervisors for funds to re model the courthouse are typical items that will be passed on by Mr Hopkins Hopkins in his new Job is a fed eral agent responsible to the admin istrator and will serve as executive officer of the Iowa advisory board will organize the state office on ec onomical lines direct the personnel and receive record and examine all project applications He will report his findings to the Iowa advisory board which will make the recom mendations to the administrator here Hughes Des Moines Chosen Chairman of Iowa Recovery Board DES MOINES Aug 14 John J Hughes Des Moines insur ance dealer was elected chairman of the Iowa recovery board at Its organization meeting here today Harry Shaw of Waterloo was named secretary At the board conference with Governor Herring were William E Sweet former Colorado governor Iowa Labor Commissioner Wenlg C D Manson of Cedar Rapids W A Sheaffer Fort Madison Ru dolph Leytie Independence T Harry Foster Ottumwa E P Schoentgen Council Bluffs George Silknittcr Sioux City Otto Pfaff Fort Dodge Iowa Singers at Fair CHICAGO Aug 14 Ger man choral group from Muscatine helped In entertaining visitors at German day exercises at the Worlds fair Sunday oT th e i ittle IGef nJttn ban a un der the direction of John Kopecky which attracted a large crowd for 30 minutes Vern Jenson presentee a novelty song and dance followec by a military dance by Irma Peter so Eligabeth Hughes Elizabeth Ann Branson and Dorothy Dolly Feature of Day Another feature of the day was the long tone contest of which Al Storer was in charge Clear Lake won all the firsts in this contest but it was decided later that only outoftown entrants would be eli gible for prizes One dollar for first and 50 cents for second were presented in each section as fol lows Cornets Robert Vantrees Garner first Frank Hrubes Britt second clarinets Bob Zeims Clar ion first Ruth Robinson Kensett second baritone Winifred Ackley Marble Rock first Robert Scott Marble Rock second trombone Keith Drahein Clarion first Don ald Nash Marble Rock second tu ba Irving Spalding Marble Rock CTurn to Page g folunm 3 MOTORIST DIES WHILE DRIVING Peterson of Garner Victim of Heart Disease at Clear Lake GARNER Aug P Peterson 38 died last night at oclock while driving a car on outh Second street In Clear Lake He succumbed to an attack of heart disease His wife who was sitting at his side succeeded in getting the car stopped Mrs W A Norman of Garner was also in the auto Atty W D Daly of Garner who happened to be driving a car nearby at the time stopped and helped carry Mr Peter son to the Harry Freeman cottage A physician was called who pro nounced Mr Peterson dead Mr and Mrs Peterson and Mrs Norman were in Clear Lake attending the music festival The body was brought to Garner last niglit Funeral arrangements have not been made Mr Peterson was born Aug 10 1894 in Miller He was married Dec 31 1918 to Bella Kloster of Forest City Ten years ago Mr and Mrs Peterson came to Garner H operate a garage for awhile and later served as mechanic in a gar age For the past few months he had worked as plumber Mrs Peterson formerly was a teacher at Miller She was later dep uty recorder and Is now deputy su perintendent Surviving Mr Peter son are his wife his mother Mrs G J Phillips 1226 Washington ave nue northwest Mason City a sister Mrs Clarissa Abel 213i North Federal avenue Mason City a brother Ray Fort Worth Tex and a half brother Martin Peterson liv ing on a farm east of Garner BURNS LEAVES TRIO TO ADOPT LIGHT SCHEDULE Mayor and Councilman Make Accusations at Meeting In the stormiest session since its nception the city council adopted ht proposed light and power rates of the Peoples Gas and Electric company Monday morning The new rates are UTor residences First 50 KWH per month at 7 cents Excess KWH per month nt S cents Commercial rate First 50 KWH per month at 7 cents Next 75 KWH per month at G cents Next 175 KWH per month at 5 cents Next 1200 KWH per month at 4 cents Excess KWH per month at 3 cents Minimum charge 1 Voting on the matter made pos sible by the appearance of all five members of the council for the first time in months marked the first severe break In the ranks of the three new deal councilmen since they took office April 1 The vote was three to two in fa vor of accepting tae proposition as presented by F J Hanlon preaiden 4fcthOyJepplera AGiisVsndJEIec trl company onMay 29 J J Burn joining HermanM Knudson and W J Pagenhart in voting for It whil Mayor J T Laird and David Olson were in opposition Deadlock Broken It has been evident for weeks that an explosion would soon mater iallze at a council session over the matter of the utility rates one 01 the hcief issues of the new deal trio The presence of all council men at the meeting supplied the settingfor it was evident then that the deadlock that had existed at the meetings for more than two months was broken Accusations and counter accusa tions and insinuations flew back and forth over the council table al most wholly between Mayor Laird and Mr Burns The conversation was not loud or explosive but sub dued much it charged with acrid bitterness While insinuations were made hat Mr Burns had turned traitor Q tho cause by voting to accept the new rates Councilman Burns brand ed Mayor Laird as not fit to repre sent a herd of Angora goats Puts Cards on TuMe While having expressed that opin on in confidence to many of his friends Mayor Laird for the first ime put his cards officially on the able at this meeting and admitted his clamor for a municipal plant was only a maneuver to gain bar gaining power in his dealings with the Peoples Gas and Electric com pany The mayor was accused by Mr Burns of attempting1 to go into col usion with the utility manager for Jie staging of a dummy battle for rates that would give Mr Laird the glory of having achieved the reduc tion Mayor Laird vigorously denied ihat he ever attempted to elevate1 Himself and maintained that he sought to get the utility company to 50 to tho GlobeGazette and volun tarily offer to reduce the price schedule Like a swiftly moving drama with parts well rehearsed the argu Turn to 7 Column 2 Will Rogers BEVEP HILLS Cal Aug 14 Balbo finished a great trip and Mussolini and all Italy kiss es im fervently on both cheeks Now we know why he was grow ing that beard If you man hid ing in the bushes around your place Its more than apt to be r expres1cnt of Cu a I see by the papers that dur ing this kidnaping epidemic a well known machine gun com pany has patriotically agreed to not sell em to gangsters till they have used up the ones they have Yours WILL CopyrlitM 1033 McNaujtht Syndlrnle Ferrara Says Conditions in Cuba to Become Worse Says Havana Surpassed Russian Revolution WASHINGTON Aug 14 r Orestes Ferrara former Cuban ecretary of state who fled Havana rith his wife in an airplane Satur day told the As sociated Press in a long distance telephone conver sation from Rich mond Va today he believed the coining months would find con ditions in Cuba growing worse and worse Speaking from seclusion in his hotel in Rich mond Dr Fer rara said condi tions in Cuba NEW CUBAN CHIEF Orestes Ferrara vere worse than anything that had appened in Petrograd during the Russian revolution What they call peace in Cuba Dr Ferrara said is not peace and vill not be peace It is persecution believe that conditions in Cuba will grow worse and worse during he next six months Foresees Turmoil My hope at this time is that Uuba will not go to pieces but I foresee an epoch of turmoil Dr Ferrara said hla plans wen to remain in Richmond long enoug to buy necessary clothes and per sonal effects which he was force to leavein his flight from Havana and then to go to New York prob After ithat he said he hoped write a book on Venetian diplomac which he long had planned H would do this he said probably New York or in Europe The former ambassador and sec retary of state said he did not de sire to the story of the Cuban revolution now Italian ry Birth Colonel Ferrara was by birth nn Italian He is the scion of a fam ily whose broad estates and vine yards are known throughout Italy These estates and revenue from hem could have been or Cuba As a boy of 19 filled with the aristocratic pride of old Rome he heard of the struggle of Cuba against Spain and set forth to help he revolution He landed iu Cuba y stealth fought as a private and inally rose to the rank of colonel Riddled by Bullets It was he who through the light years Gerardo Machado ruled old his friends he believed the dlc ator was striving to accomplish he greatest good for the greatest lumber Even enemies say he op osed the excesses of cruelty charged to the Machado regime But last Saturday machine gun bullets fired by rioting country men wild with the knowledge that hey had driven their dictator into exile riddled the plane in which Ferrara and his wife fled from Ha ana When he reached Miami po ice rescued him from a hostile demonstration 5 IOWANS KILLED OVER WEEKEND Mrs Ralph Wagner 69 of Marble Rock Dies in Aredale Crash Five lowans were dead Monday as the result of accidents and sui cide over the weekend They were Mrs Ralph Wngner 09 Mar lile Rnclc William Woodbury 35 Clinton Tho Key George T Moore 80 Deg Mollies Frank Parnons 40 Slhley Robert B Rlchcson 21 Sfivto Center Mrs Wagner was killed and sev en persons injured in an automobile collision two miles west of Aredale about 6 oclock Sunday evening Two of the injured were reported in a critical condition at Cednr Valley lospital in Charles City where they were taken for treatment Several in Autos In the car in which Mrs Wagner vas riding were her nephew Ken neth Wagner and Mr and Mrs eorge Schultz and their son Lylc Thfty had been visiting at the Phi ihcngans home at Aredale anc Turn i Paite S Column 4 Carlos Manuel de Cespedes former Cuban minister to tho United States was chos en to succeed General Mnchndo as president oC Cuba us tho up shot o tho Islands bensutlonul revolt Associated Press pho to HERRING CALLS FOB FARM HELP Tells U S Officials Iowa Dissatisfied With Omaha Banks Slowness DES MOINES Aug 14 iovernor Herring today advised ederal farm relief administrators hat Iowa is dissatisfied with the Omaha federal land banks adminis ration of the 5108000000 mort ige refinancing program in this tate The governor said he had advised Jenry Morgenthau Jr governor of he farm credit administration that owans disapprove of the lam1 and banks policy of the delay in ranting applications for mortgage efinancing and the method of ppraising Iowa land Governor Herring said he expects federal representative to come ifire from Washington to study the natter D W Bates superintend nt of banking will go to Omaha o ascertain reasons for delay iu administering the program Hogiui to Confer D W Hogan president of the Omaha bank who is now in Wnsh ngton is expected to cbnfer soon Aith the Iowa executive Governor Herring said he had earned of cases where the land unk refused arbitrarily to grant applications of indebted farmers We want a chance to get these lebts scaled down rather than have owa farmers turned down cold by he land bank the chief executive said Iowa should have its own commit ee to take a hand in considering he applications rather than let the and bank administer tho program Hone Herring asserted Started Weeks Ago The work of appraising Iowa land o be refinanced under the program vas started by federal appraisers several weeks ago Applications for totaling several million dollars have been received When the plan was first an nounced Governor Herring said the appraisers expected to evaluate arms at the rate of 50 a day Im mediately upon appraisal loans verc to have been made to provide Uick relief to farmers and to free rozen assets in closed or restrict ed Iowa banks Herring said However he asserted today the atter part of the program has not been taken care of It is an effort o hasten the actual grant of loans he governor said that he has pro ested to the federal administrators t Washington CALL TROOPS IN HAVANA TO STOP ARSON LOOTING Cespedes Completes His Work of Selecting New Cabinet NEW YORK Aug 14 group of some 50 persons invaded the Cuban consulate at 17 Battery place today assaulted Mario del Pino acting consul general and re moved a bust of former President Machado of Cuba There were divergent reports of the incident Police said that del Pino was struck on the jaw and threatened with shooting when he refused to surrender the bust How ever the consulate while acknowl edging that del Pino had been struck in the jaw denied he had been threatened with shooting and said he had not refused to give up the bust Senor Del Pino had a lump on his left jaw but he refused to press a complaint against hisassailants Order Soldiers to Fire HAVANA Aug 14 two United States ships of war steamed ito Havana harbor today to protect merican property renewed out ursts of looting and arson impelled he Cuban military authorities to rder their soldiers to fire qn all ersons violating public order Carlos Manuel de Cespedea the lew president completed a cabinet vhich virtually ignored the claims of all of the old political parties and tlie principal followers of the deposed president Gerardo Mac liado followed their leaders exam ple by fleeing the island Two bt General Machado n coun try were tioni of tie which forced the general to abdi cate and take refuge in the Ba hamas Destroyers at Anchor With the American destroyers Taylor and Claxton in the harbor and the Sturtevant at Manzariillo to protect American lives and property and a military edict issued warnings against fur ther killings and disorders the country was rapidly approaching a normal condition President de Ces pedes approved the sending of the Ymerican warships Alberto Herrera war secretary nder Machado and provisional resident for a few hours Saturday ed with his wife and sons and heir families on a steamer bound r Jamaica End of Strike Today also marked the end of the ountrywide strike which for two tied up commerce and in ustry Those heading the list of orkers returning to their joba ere public employes streetcar ion railroad workers food distrib tors garage and filling station pcrators taxi drivers and beer and e factory workers Some downtown stores already ave opened and others will bu pening soon Violence attended the induction f Dr de Cespedes in a simple eremony at his home Several un dentiflcd men fired several shots nto the residence from a speeding automobile No one was hurt there ut the gunmen later wounded two ioldiers Ten violent deaths wern lubsequently reported several were members of the dreaded porra Machados secret police Death Toll at GO On Saturday 21 ware killed and more than 200 wounded and the to al number of deaths In the revolu tion climbed to about 50 Disorders occurred yesterday In Santa Clara Camaguey Santiago ind Manzanillo as citizens sought 0 extirpate reminders of the eight Buys DCS Molnrs Store BRISTOW Aug W A Richards family are to move to Des Moines soon where Mr Richards has purchased a drug store Turn In It fnlun S IOWA WEATHER Fair to pnrtly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday not quite so cool Monday nigfit in extreme rast portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures lot 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday Minimum In Night At 8 A M Monday 69 Figures for like period ending at oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 80 Minimum in Night 47 Saturday night brought the colriv 2Rt weather experienced in City since last spring 7   

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