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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 15, 1933, Mason City, Iowa t 1 f o F i o A UOIMES IA Iowas Free Gate Fair Augr 21 to 26 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS OME EDITION VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIHE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 15 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 269 Johnson Is Real Boss His Driving Spirit Pervades Whole NRA By HERBERT PLTJMMEB WASHINGTON Aug 15 would be interesting to know what Kind of an organization the NRA would have been had President Roosevelt chosen someone besides Gen Hugh John son to take charge of that gigantic project No other de partment of gov ernmentin Washing ton seems so clearly to reflect the person ality of the man at its only to walk through the corridors on the fourth floor of the depart ment of commerce building to real ize this The spirit of the man seems to be everywhere The drive and force so characteristic of him seems to have pervaded the whole atmos phere around NRA headquarters Not Even a Doorknob Theres no pomp or display around the NRA While housed in what is generally considered the most pretentious government build ing in Washington thats as far as that sort of thing goes with John sous outfit The accommodations hi the vari ous offices are almost bare And Johnsons office is perhaps the bar est It doesnt even have a door knob any more So many people kept blundering in by mistake that he had it taken off His office is a place where hard work is done You realize it the moment you step Inside It con tains only a phone a desk and a few dilapidated chairs Thats all Few Chairs About Its much the same with the other offices Desks that have seen a lot of wear have been pressed Into By the deputy ad RULES CLARK SHOULD BE OUSTED Dispute Flares Up Again dawn matlon Everybody Is kept on the go Some of the officials change quar ters so rapidly that it is almost im possible to keeptraek of them Big cars loaded with office furniture parade up and down the corridors at all hours of the day The general has permitted him self only one luxury during the long hours he ipends at hia desk And he didnt have anythingto say about that The genera has permitted him self only one luxury during the long hours he spends at hisdesk And he didnt have anything to say about that Birthday Coolness He had a birthday the other day A group of hisassociates in the NRA went out and bought a cooling machine and had it In stalled In his office as a birtblay gift They were moved to compas sion after seeing him working so hard in Washingtons terrific heat collarless and coatlcss He has one other diversion He permits himselftwo hours for din ner in the evening A part of that time is taken up by walking with his little foxterrier And curiously enough the dogs name is Toughy Si Makes Money on Corn Crop After All McKEAN Pa Aug 15 Drought crows and passing motor ists made SI Hancronnie despair of harvesting any of his corn crop He set up a scarecrow and one day carelessly hung a pall on It Later while pulling up stalks he found the bottom of the pail covered with dimes quarters and half dollars he believes were left by motorists in exchange for ears of corn AUNT NET By Robert QuiUen I reckon folks enjoy re venge but I dont see why its more unsanitary to have a fly walkin on things than to splatter him THREE PROPOSE ALL RESIGN AND CALL ELECTION Final Passage of Light Rate Takes Place at Meeting The proposed light and power schedule of the Peoples Gas and Electric company was given its final vote for adoption at a meeting of the city council Tuesday morning but not without violent repercus sions of Mondays history making session that marked the breaking of the new deal coalition Mayor J T Lairds reference to publication of rates at Reedsburg Wis touched off the spark and the bitter argument over the light rate question again flared up J J Burns who Monday aimed his cutting accusations at Mayor Laird with a composed mien Tues day resorted to explosive expletives and occasional profanity Offer to Resign Three councilmen offered to re sign if the other two would follow their example but Mayor Laird and Councilman David Olson refused to believe that this council could not be of further use to the city Mayor Lairds reference to the Reedsburg rates with a net low of 2 cents a KWH and his comment that it was In a small community opened Tuesdayo meeting t atoti Is dporaiep fdl lowing rate Ischedule from It v Old Residential Light Rate Service charge 50c per month First 15 KWH 6c gross Scnet Next 15 KWH 5c gross 4c net Over 30 KWH 3VC gross 2ifcc net New Rate Service charge 50c per month or if over 1 horsepower First 20 KWH 5c gross 4c net Over 20 KWH 3V2c gross 2MiC net Old Commercial Lighting Bate Service charge 75c per month First 30 KWH 7c gross 6c net Next 30 KWH 6c gross 5c net Over 60 KWH gross net New Rate Service charge 75c per month First 50 KWH 6c gross 5c net Over 50 KWH 4c gross 3c net This is in a small community too the Mayor explained The usual argument is that the larger the load the cheaper the rate Lets not talk about it any more said Mr Burns We have got to talk it over if we are to get lower rates was Mr Olsonss answer Thats what we are here for Mayor Laird commented We cant get lower rates was Burns declaration Why cant we asked Mr Ol son Because plant will give It to us and Because we cant build a plant MX Burns answered Asks About Statcnmnts Turning to Mayor Laird Mr Burns asked Why dont you go and make Mr Hanlon prove those statements about you He was referring to his accusation made at Mondays meeting that the mayor attempted to arrange with Mr Hanlon for a camouflaged fight for rates Because it ig such an insignifi Tnrn lo ruffe Z Column 3 SCAN PROBLEMS OF GRAIN MART Wallace Says No Plan Ready in Case Minimum Prices Are Removed WASHINGTON Aug 15 Secretary Wallace said today that the department of agriculture was studying closely the problems he ex pected to develop in event that min imum prices on the nations grain market were suspended with the close of trading today as sched uled The agriculture secretary said no decision has been reached by the Chicago board of trade as to Its final course and none by us He was to confer with represen tatives of the board and members of his staff later in the day on the minimum price question The minimum prices based on closing prices of July 30 have been in effect for several weeks CHEER POLICE CHIEFS SLAYER Police Chief Antonio Jiminez head of the dreaded Porra Is shown dying in an Havana street after ho shot by a revolutionist The slayer is shown being congratulated over the liady of his victim Roosevelt Makes Plans to CoOrdinate Program Holds Conference of WASHINGTON Aug 15 President Roosevelt summoned his recovery council into session today for an agreement upon a new plan coordinating more closely the fed eral drive toward better times Under discussion were not only the businessman and the wage earner but the farmer and those who are being maintained through charitable sources A number of detailed reports were presented for the chief execu tives scrutiny One was prepared by Hugh S Johnson industrial ad ministrator after a conference yes terday when the president asked additional information about the speed with which the blue eagle of NRA was covering the country Figures on Relief More facts and figures came trom Harry L Hopkins under whose guidance relief funds are be ing passed out He recounted re ports of fewer needy transients but added that some states still ap peared to be slightly backward in supplying their portion of relief funds From his agricultural chiefs the president got a recapitulation of the problem of holding cotton and wheat production to consumption needs The progress of other agree ments under the farm marketing act also was reported Recoverys blue eagle stretched its talons today toward steels and oils myriad workers Studies Oil Code Fresh from an exchange of views with President Roosevelt Johnson gave personal attention to the pro posed oil code embracing hours pay and regulations for a labyrln thlan network of 365000 marketing units The industrial administrator was making up his own mind prior to stating it to the industrys spokesmen tomorrow Simultaneously his deputy K A Simpson called in steels represen A W Irvln president of the United States steel conferences which he regarded as certain to produce a fair competition code before Labor day T r i r rind Body ot former Actress Man Is Held WASHINGTON Aug 15 The body of Mrs Ella M Schrodt 58 year old former actress was found early today in a bedroom of her home In Mount Rainier Md near here with gash over the right temple Shortly afterward John C Mulligan 45 who lives at the same address xvas arrested and held without bond Lindberghs Hop Off Bound for Iceland REYKJAVIK Iceland Aug 15 Charles A Lindbergh and his wife hopped off today from Angmagsalik Greenland for Ice land YOUTH DROWNED Crash at Thornton Takes 2 Lives in North Iowas One Day Toll Three North lowans were fatally injured in auto accidents Monday and one was drowned Several oth ers were injured but were rportcd Tuesday to be recovering The dead Mrs Joe Stelnhart Sheffield Joe Stelnhart Sheffield Mrs Eduard Frakes New Hampton Dalo Thlele Swca City Mr Stelnhart died at oclock Monday night at a Hampton hospi tal from injuries received when his wife was killed Cars driven by him and Buford C Gross of Thornton collided at an intersection 2V miles south and a mile east of Thornton on the county line about 3 oclock Monday afternoon Never Regained Consciousness Mrs Steinhart 42 suffered a broken neck and broken collarbone two fractured ribs and a fractured hip Mr Steinhart suffered from concussion of the brala and never regained consciousness Dirk Steinhart son of Mr and Mrs Steinhart Is also in the Hamp ton hospital suffering from bruises received In the crash The Stein harts lived on a farm near Sheffield but went to the home of Mr and Mrs D D Steinhart of Thornton to bring them to Mason City on a shopping trip George Steinhart son of Mr and Mrs D D Steinhart Is also In the hospital sufferingfrom head and back injuries Mr and Mrs D D Steinhart and another son Edvard escaped without serious Injuries Officers Investigate Mr Gross is at his homo south west of Thornton suffering from injuries Coroner J E McDonald and Deputy Sheriff Max Studer of Ma son City investigated the accident Officers stated they were unable to determine just how the accident occurred except that the cars col lided at the scene of the accident One phase of the investigation of the drivers involved which Coroner McDonald planned was ended with the death of Mr Steinhart Seven Children Survive The bodies of Mr and Mrs Stein hart were taken to a funeral home In Sheffield Funeral arrangements have not been made Surviving arc one daughter and six sons the youngest of whom Is 6 and the old est 20 living on the Stelnhart farm seven miles southwest of Sheffield Mrs FraKes 42 of New Hamp ton formerly of Swea City was killed and four others Injured when the automobile in which they were riding ran into a ditch near New Um Minn while they were retinn ITum lo Z Column PROCESSING TAX ON HOGS MAY BE MADE THIS FALL Secretary Wallace Says Levy Likely After Oct 1 WASHINGTON Aug 15 lecretary Wallace said today that a nominal processing tax may be evied on hogs on or after Oct 1 to provide funds for financing the jmergency hog reduction program now being worked out by his aides Under no consideration he said ill a processing tax on swine be evied before the beginning of the log marketing year which he added s generally recognized as being A tax of about one half cent a 0iindof live hogs would provide ufficient funds for the emergency irogram he said reckoning the maximum gross cost of the pro fram at about 50000000 However he added this may not be the rate f the initial levy He said it had been left for later determination Details Not Ready Several details remained to be worked out before the program presented by organized corn and hog farmers can be put into effect Wallace said This program contemplates the payment of a bonus ot about SI to farmers for marketing a million sows soon to I arrow and 4000001 pigs under Oct 1 rids in into contracts with packers to pro cess the pigs he said Negjtlation the treasury for financing th program remain to be completed Element In Program Another element in the program which prevents Its immediate an nouncement he said is completing arrangements with Harry L Hop kins federal relief administrator for distributing some of the meat products through charitable and re lief organizations This program originated from the grass rots from the farmers and their representatives them selves Wallace said We recognize that unless it is coupled with a long range program involving corn that it will not achieve the purposes of the farm act However an acute emergency exists and this is the type of pro gram that the farmers have isked for and pending the comple tion of details we plan to employ It Writ Orders U S to Have Capone Appear in Court August 29 CHICAGO Aug 15 writ directing the federal governmentto produce Al Capone in criminal court here Aug 20 for trial on charges of racket conspiracy was Issued today by tlfe Chief Justice John J Prystalski Federal author ities have indicated they would abide by the writ Capone is serv ingan 11 year sentence In the fed eral penitentiary at Atlanta for In come tax fraud Police Hunting Band of Kidnapers Tie Up Traffic Into Chicago CHICAGO Aug lo of heavily armed police reportedly nunting the remnants of a band of kidnapers and gunmen guarded highways leading to Chicago today and tied up hundreds of automo biles for several hours More than 30 squad cars augmented by state highway bearing machine guns and riot on juard at several main highways outside the western limits of the city Decorah Host to League of City Officers Drive to Revise Tax Cut Law Big Issue of Meeting DECORAH Aug program for the thirtysixth annual onvention of the League of Iowa Municipalities included registration and reception of delegates this morning at the Winneshiek hotel md the opening business session his afternoon The registrar waa Miss Minnie Offmon of Marshall own At 9 oclock a golf tourna ment opened at the Oneeta Golf nd Country club for municipal of icials and employes Two prizes vere to be given the League of owa Municipalities cup and the merican Municipalities cup A meeting of the board of directors vas held at 10 oclock in the secre arys room The first business session was lled at this afternoon in the ks1 club rooms with H A Wil oughby city solicitor of Grundy Center as presiding officer Invoca tion followed by the Rev T A Hoff of the First Lutheran church of Decorah Mayor B O Marsh gave an address of welcome on behalf of he city of Decorah and was fol lowed by Attorney J A Nelson on behalf of the Chamber of Com merce The response and the presi dents annual address were given by Mr Willoughby of GruniJy Cen ter Attack Tax Law of recommendation by the Jcague for a ilib eralhKvilon o the BeattyB ennett reduc Mo foreseeatas delegate assembled for their three day con vention Among those expected t lead an attack on the present law isMayor Thomas J Smith of Bur lington who announced prior to hi arrival late yesterday that he wouli seek especially a lifting of restric tions on tax levies for maintenance against fire loss He also intends to propose a wheel tax or increasec eras tax for municipalities The delegates were warned by their secretary Frank Pierce Mar shalltown In his annual report to scrutinize carefully the many sug gestions for tax revision It is generaly admitted that a considerable part of any of these new special taxes will be paid by the taxpayers in municipalities Pierce said If the money received from hese taxes is used for general state purposes or used entirely to relieve he tax burden of others than urban axpayers this will result in just so much more burden being placed on axpayers of cities and towns Should Relieve Burden We should carefully study the rarious suggestions for new taxes and especially the apportionment o the different taxing districts If any such new taxes are levied the taxpayers should be given a fair share of the money to relieve Turn to Fage 2 Column Z Touhy Gang Denied Freedom on Writs in Hamm Kidnaping MILWAUKEE Aug 15 Roger Touhy Chicago gang leader and three of his followers all charged with kidnaping William Hamm Jr St Paul brewer today were denied freedom on writs of habeas corpus KILLS IOWAN AND COMMITS SUICIDE Woman Escapes by Leaping Through Window When Threatened MISSOURI VALLEY Aug 15 Bittner 40 shot and tilled Harwood Blunt 25 then com mitted suicide shortly before 8 a m here today Mrs Blunt escaped when Bittner hreatened her with a shotgun by eaping through a window Bittner was car inspector fore man at the North Western railroad hops here Blunt was vacation re ief manager for a grocery store ihain Mr and Mrs Blunt were eating jreakfast when Bittner called to the woman from the hallway When she appeared In the doorway Bitt ner fired at her She fled and Blunt ran to her aid As Blunt came through the door way Bittner fired at him the bul let striking Blunt in the heart Mrs Blunt told police that Bitt ner was attempting to break down the bedroom door when she leaped from the window When police ar rived they found Bittner dead in his bedroom He had shot himself through the head Officers said they believed jeal ousy was the motive for the shoot ing DENIES CHARGES E CLARK id Clark Denies Part in Alleged Secret Contract Cnew Nothing About MBA Agreement Until May 1932 He Says Vigorous denial that he was given or promised anything in onnection with the merger of the VI B A and the Independent Or der of Foresters is made by E W Iowa insurance commission er in his answer to the petition iiled by Spencer G Frink Robert Frances and William G Makenson n the district court of Scott county Mr Clark who waa named as one of the defendants in the action together with a score oE tormer of fleers and directors of the M B A not only denied that His1 had an part JnJhe all egei seciet icon trai with the C RParka company bu that he had no knowledge about th matter until May 1932 whereas the merger was completed the pre vious fall The answer which is drawn up b Senneff Bliss Witwer and Sennef is signed and sworn to by Mr Clark This defendant for other and further answer to plaintiffs peti tlon states that he specifically dp nies that the alleged contract be tween the Independent Order of Foresters and the C R Parks Service company was entered into n pursuance of or was one of the itcps in the consummation of a onspiracy between all of the de endants named in the plaintiffs tetition and specifically denies that e entered into any conspiracy with he defendants or any of them as n plaintiffs petition alleged imd e avers that he had no knowledge f any kind or character with rcf rcnce to the alleged contract with he C R Parks Service company t the time of the completion of the lleged merger and he specifically enies that he had any secret ar angement with the defendants or ny persons corporation or corpor tions under which he was to be aid a secret bonus the answer tales This defendant asierts lhat e entered into no agreement either rally or in writing with tha de endants or any one under or pur uant to which he received or was receive any money or anything f value in connection with the daifl icrger contract or in connection vlth any other matter alleged in ilalntiffs petition He specifically enies that he was paid or promised any pay and specifically denies that 10 was given or promised anything f value This defendant asserts that he vas whollv and completely ignor Turn lo rnsrc 16 Column B OCONNORHOLDS HE HAS NO RIGHT TO TAKE SALARY Says Commissioner Had Part in Fixing Pay in 44th Assembly DES MOINES Aug 15 opinion given out today by the of fice of E A OConnor attorney general held that E W Clark is not eligible to hold the office of state insurance commissioner and is not entitled to compensation The opinion written by assistant Attorney General Walter F Maley held that Clark was a member of the fortyfourth general assembly which voted to Increase the salary of the office of insurance commis sioner and that therefore his ap pointment was void Interpret Constitution The attorney generals office in terpreted the constitution as pro viding that any member of the leg islature is disqualified from hold ing by appointment any state office in instances where the office was created during the term for which was elected or where the emolu ent was increased during that erm State Comptroller C B Murtagh his request for an opinion asked vhether Clark was entitled to sal xry at the Increased rate provided oy the fortyfourth general as embly which raised the compensa tion from to 4GOO per year effective Jan 1 1933 Defines Question The attorney generals office however held that the question ac tually was whether Clark fully4ioUUngtOfflcean6 anv sglary y sSlary The 8tated Clark was appointed Insurance cofamis sioner for a four year term begin ning July 1 1331 that his nomina tion was submitted to the forty fourth general assembly which con vened in January 1931 and was confirmed by that general assem bly that Clark was a member of the assembly during that period and that that assembly raised the salary of the insurance commission er effective Jan 1 1933 Influenced in Vote Interpreting the constitutional irovislon the attorney generals ffice said that it is clearly de igned to prevent any member of he legislature being influenced In is vote as a legislator by any per onal consideration and to prevent is being a beneficiary of his own ote or influence The result o he provision is to disqualify every nator and representative from n to InRC Z Column 3 Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal Aug I could talk about our warships going to Cuba our foreign trade picking up sixteen nations bought more president of France knocked flown by a bicycle Thats not as bad as me the night I landed in Yokohoma Japan and got run down by a rickshaw But the real bit of news was some ingenious swiss from Swit zerland He wanted to Hmuggle some Swiss watches into Spam So this old yoddler drove a bunch of geese afoot from Swit zerland clear across France to Spain and he had the watches tied under the geeses wings Think what a fellow could bring into this country if he had him self a good bunch of trained whales Yours WILL ROGERS Op3rInM J933 MrNAnRhl SEPT 5 SET FOR CLARK HEARING Action Would Prevent State Council From Going on With Probe DES MO1NE3 Aug 15 opt 5 was set as the date for hear ng the action brought by State In surance Commissioner E W Clark to prevent the state executive com mittee from continuing an investi gation of hia office The hearing originally scheduled for yesterday was postponed by District Judge Frank Shankland when one of Clarks attorneys was unable to be present Clark seeks to enjoin the council from further pushing a probe of his office after charges were brought by William R Baker of Kansas City in connection with the receiver ship proceedings of the Royal Union Life Insurance company and the merger of the Modern Brotherhood of America and the Independent Order of Foresters IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Tuesday night null except prob ably local showers In extreme northwest portion slightly ivnrmer Tupsdny night and fa central ami east portions Wed nesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather for 24 hour period ending at i oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday Minimum In Night 53 At 8 A M 6
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