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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 16, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas fee Aug 21 to 26 i i Ar i n E T of 10v A OES Monies XHE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION t VOL xxxix FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 16 1933 TH1H PAPEn CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 270 Election in 1934 Looms Last of Old Guard in Senate Faces Its Test By HERBERT PLUMMER WASHINGTON July 22 Aside from the fact that congres sional elections of next year will be highly significant because all the new crop oi democratic rep reaenta lives must run again the senate side of the political picture must come in for con sideration Jn the tidal wave of votes that swept Franklin Roose velt into the p r e a i d ency in 1932 the repub lican i Md guard F R TAKES HELM IN STEEL ROW Kidnapers Hunt Turns to Southern Wisconsin SIMEON D FESS of the senate was all bu engulfed That old wheelhorse of republi canism Jim Watson of Indiana was shunted from a place in the national spotlight that dates back as far as 1894 Reed Smoot dean of the sen ate and the epitome of G O P standpatism went down to de feat before a young professor in Utah a novice at politics Falls Before Attack And George Moses the scintillat ing wit and satirist of the old guard fell before the attack of a newcomer in national politics in New Hamp shire by the name of Fred Brown TheseWere the major casualties the old guard suffered in the fall of 1932 There were others such as Glenn of Illinois Bingham of Con necticut and Thomas of Idaho all republican stalwarts year another section of the old guard must face the electorate What will happen to them Glance down the list of those that up for reelection in 1934 There pare 17 republicans 14 democrats and one farmerlaborite Austin Heads List Heading the list is Austin of Ver mont aa solid in his republicanism 50 POLICE SENT TOCORRALBAND OFDESPERADOES Gang Sought Believed to Be One That Escaped in Chicago CHICAGO Aug 16 ffVFifty police with machine guns and rifles were rushed from Chicago into southern Wisconsin today in an at tempt to corral a band of suspected kidnapers Police said the desperadoes sough probably were members of the same gang as the two fugitives who elud ed 300 officers after a gun battle on Chicagos western outskirts yester day The exact destination of the mo bilization of police waa secret bu it was known to be in the Wisconsin summer resort region in territory bordering on Lake county The notorious Touhy gang fou members of which have been namei as the 5100000 kidnapers of Wil liam Hamm Jr St Paul brewer are known to make their headquar ters in the region The police mobilization waa led b Lieut Andew Barry in charge o the kidnap division of the Chicag police department Detectives under Barry were sat to have investigated to the distrlc SOUGHT IN KIDNAPING Police of Tulsa OUIa Iden tified this picture as that of George Machine Gun Kelly exconvict sought for question ing In connection with the kid naping of Charles F TJrschel Oklahoma City millionaire As sociated Press Favor Projects Using Labor and Goods From Iowa CLARK ASSERTS OUSTER SOUGHT BY DEMOCRATS Answers Move Denying Pay for First Half of August DES MOINES Aug 16 detailed statement in which he charged state democratic officials with playing politics was the answer today of State Insurance Commissioner B W Clark to an official move yesterday denying his pay check for the first half of August The withholding of Commlssion r Clarks pay clearly indicates the determination of the state adminis iration to force Mr Clark out 01 office the statement released b Addison Parker the counsel said An opinion from the office of At tqrney General Ed OConnor yes terday held Clark Ineligible for th office to which he was appointed b Gov Dan Turner Appointment Void The opinion said that the Ineligi bility resulted from an interpreta tion of the state constitution hold ing that since Clark was a member ofthe fortyfourth general assem bly which voted to increase the sal ary of the insurance commissioner his appointment to the office was Wheat Corn and Oats Off Full Limits All Grams Slump on Removal of Price Minimums CHICAGO Aug 16 corn and oats slumped the limit of their daily price fluctuations today coincident with the removal by the board of trade of minimum prices for all grains Wfieat waa off its full 5 cents corn 4 cents and oats 3 cents Rye and barley were also down the limit of 4 cents Compared with a year ago to days prices were from 25 to 26 cents higher but nearly 40 cents off from the highs established last month INVITATIONS TO LEAGUE HEARD Addresses by Biermann and Herring Scheduled at Convention occupies the ae ate in tie senate his father once Had Is another Dr Hatfield of West Virginamust run Then theresHebert of Rhode Is land eastern campaign manager for Herbert Hoover in the 1932 presi dential campaign to say nothing of Reed of Pennsylvania There are others such as Kean of New Jersey Patterson of Missouri Townsend of Delaware Vandenberg of Michigan and Walcott of Con necticut whose politics are as regu larly republican as the clock As 1934 Approaches DW will the new deal affect jolitical futures of these sena tors What will happen between now and the nominating and elec tion campaigns of 1934 They all admit at the present that the great game of politics is suffer ing from the doldrums The wisest of them are waiting for the breaks Some of course already have start ed campaigning butit consists for the most part in mending political fences in an unobtrusive sort of way But 1934 after all is not so far away They must get under way soon and make up for lost time POLICE TRAP FAILS To Concentrate Many Army Posts Into Few Main Establishments WASHINGTON Aug 16 President Roosevelt has decided to concentrate many army posts into a few major establishments for pur poses of economy and efficiency He is now surveying the army outlay and is determined to weed out a large number of army bar racks to cut costs of operation and to promote coordination of the forces Until he has decided which posts will be retained in the new order he is withholding any funds for army housing CHICAGO Aug 16 mas sive police trap carefully set for a gang of wily kidnapers snapped fu tilely but authorities today claimed new evidence of interlocking con nections between organized abduct ors for ransom In far flung sections of the country Three days of preparation the blue printed scheming of city coun ty and federal authorities efforts of 300 selected possemen from city suburban and states forces with wireless squad car di recting and airplanes soaring over the scene went for naught yester day as two members of a gang which sought a further 50000 ran som installment from John Factor recently abducted market specula tor careened away in a burst of gunfire Seized lnSaloon But out of the unhappy denoue ment which saw the suspects es cape with a package representing final payment for Factors release authorities had for their work a se dan abandoned by their quarries two men in detention who claimed they were hikers and six others seized in a saloon as a result of clews uncovered in the exciting bullet punctured pursuit Police reports indicated Richard Yuma Philips known here as an underworld gobetween Vernon Miller one of the notoriousHarvey Turn to Vage 2 Column 2 on Public Works AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Its right educational to go through Ellas kitchen an pantry I didnt know there waa that many kinds o1 bugs in the world CHARLES CITY BOY IS KILLED Run Down by Auto While Hitch Hiking to Worlds Fair CHARLES CITY cis Buraey 13 year old son of Mr and Mrs L B Burney ol this city was killed when struck by an auto mobile at Elmhurst 111 a suburb of Chicago last night according to word received here The Burney boy and Marvin Tree ters 16 had left Charles City Mon day ostensibly on their way to Na shua to visit an aunt of the youngei boy It is assumed they hitch hike to Chicago to aee the worlds fair As the Burney family was being supported by the county the super visors ordered the body of the boy returned to Charles City for buria DES MOINES Aug 16 policy favoring public works pro lects usingIowa labor equipment and materials was announced today by the state public works advisory committee These federal funds are coming into Iowa for the express purpose of stimulating business and solving he unemployment problem a bul letin issued by Lieut Gov N G as secretary of the advis ory committee said The government will be justified in the allocation of these funds to Iowa if at the end of the program they find business moving forward Therefore it behooves us to see that every dollar of this money goes to Iowa labor equipment and ma terials Bulletin Sent Out The bulletin which governs the work of the state advisory commit tee in its consideration of projects proposed for inclusion in the Iowa public works program waa sent out to heads of the various governmen tal subdivisions of the state The committee now has before it projects involving expenditure of upward of P F Hopkins of Mason City federal public works engineer for Iowa was here today conferring with Kraschel and preparing to tart work Projects recommended y the committee will be passed on y Hopkins before submission to ederal officials at Washington Inquires on Loans The bulletin Inclosed information rom Washington on inquiries made n connection with desired loans In view of the new regulations he committee suggested that all applicants make new applications for cans answering carefully all ques ions that would be asked when the reject is presented in Washington The committee also announcec hat projects not requiring a loan will be given preference If the federal government Is ex pected to loan 70 per cent and make a grant of 30 per cent they must be very technical all of which involves much delay said the bulletin Legal Obligations Under no circumstances will th government make a loan except on legal obligations of the political sub divisions The repayment of many loans will depend on the future sue cess of the program hence the ne ccssity for care in legal engineer Murtagh declined to p ay 516666 for the first half of toe current month Mr Clark and his counsel the commissioners reply continued feeling that he could not have an Impartial hearing before the execu live council filed action in the dis trict court to restrain the counci from acting in this manner on the grounds that the law under which the executive council was proposing to act was unconstitutional Wants Court Decision Mr Clark however did offer his petition to join issue at once if the council would file action in dis trict court and let the court de tcrmine whether Mr Clark is a fil person to hold the office of comrms sioner of insurance This proposa has not been accepted by the execu tive council and the case hrough Acquit Mrs Costello of Poisoning Husbanc SALEM Mass Aug 16 Jessie B Costello Tuesday was ac quitted of the poison slaying of he husband Fire Captain William J CosteUo of Peabody COMPROMISE TO PREVENTGANDHI FAST PROPOSED Government Willing to Give Indian Leader Privileges POONA India Aug 16 After the Mahatma Gandhi had an nounced at noon today that he was starting a fast until death the gov ernment came forward with an of fer which it was expected would impel him to abandon the plan The government was willing to provide the nationalist leader with facilities enabling him to continue under certain conditions his cam paign to better the status of Indias most lowly caste the untouchables Thus far the Mahatma has not actually missed any meals and it as expected that he would eat as sual this evening In Ycrodn Jal The little nationalist leader who vas arrested Aug 1 at the outset f a new disobedience campaign and ommitted to Teredo jail here for year because he refused to obey Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Aug just sitting around here this afternoon and pened to have a day off tomor row Wednesday and the west is playing the east polo in Chi cago tomorrow Think of leav ing here late this evening fly ing to Chicago see the game and back Wednesday night Over Boulder dam about 9 to night Salt Lake at midnight see the sun rise in Cheyenne breakfast at Omaha lunch in Chicago All on a passenger line and by the way the old airplane comes in pretty handy getting the ex presidents out of Cuba There is nothing that will drive you to flying quicker than to have somebody after you If this N R A works out and it certainly looks like it will it will just show you you dont have to have war to make folks patriotic Yours WILL Coprrlgllt 1033 McNnushl Syndicate DECORAH Aug Iowa eague of Municipalities convention lis afternoon considered invita ons for sites of the convention nex ear Election of officers was also important Item business he alternoon convention Adaresses ohtinSI yfir tnC and features for tonigh were addresses by Fre5 Bierman of Decorah fourth district represen ative In congress and Gov Clyc More than 300 delegates are attending the sessions This morning waa devoted to de partment meetings for various city employes and utility workers Each jroup considered subjects of special nterest to itself The convention will close tomor ow Mayor R G Miller of Lansing in a speech on law enforcement urged he use of judgment and discretion rather than literal enforcement and declared that enforcement should be continuous not spasmod c Other speakers included L H Pine of Atlantic and Fred T Van jiew city solicitor of DCS Molnes fontlnncd From rage II 24 Dead and Several Houses Washed Away in Jamaica Floods KINGSTON Jamaica Aug 16 persons were dead and several houses were washed away today as the result of a severe electric storm and floods which struck Kingston and SL Andrew last week The storm was de scribed as the worst in 80 years by Mr Clark Monday was set down for hearing Sept 5 With this action pending the administration has seen fit to with hold Mr Clarks pay This matte has had the consideration of the at torney generals office since th arly part of the year At one tim t was brought up and late Iropped It now has been resurrected evi ently with the thought of harass ng Mr Clark to the point wher IE voluntarily will surrender his 01 ice This is unsportsmanlike t iay the least Made by Baker It also should be said that th mly charges pending against M Turn to page 2 column 3 CHUTEOPlRATOR KILLED AT OSAGE Sectionman Finds Injured Man at Bottom of Coal Pit OSAGE Aug Mericle about 30 coal chute operator died Nissen hospital at Wednes day afternoon after being found unconscious at the bottom of a 30 foot coal pit in the Illinois Central yards Paul Chremclk sectionmon liv ing next to the coal pit brought the injured man to the hospital after finding him in the pit late Wednesday morning He was un conscious when found an arm anc hip broken and blood streaming from his mouth Chremclk had sent hia small daughter to the pit to ask the time from Mericle When the girl re turned and said that she could not find the operator but that the hoisting engine was running Chremcik went to investigate lo cating the injured man The cause of the accident is un known The top of the chute is 10 feet above the pit bottom where Mericle was found a 70 foot crane equipped to raise a car of coal be Ing used for hoisting Mericle was unmarried Motor Caravan From Vinton Goes to Cedar Rapids to Meet Aimee VINTON Aug 16 motor caravan of 25 persons left here today to greet Aimee Semple Mc Pherson Hutton evangelist upon her arrival in Cedar Rapids Headed by the Rev W H Farrell of the Four Square Gospel church here they carried an invitation to Mrs Hutton to attend Benton county fair here next week The invitation was extended by Benton county Agricultural society a command to cease political activ ties threatened to start the fast unless he was given full rights as a state or political prisoner At present he is treated as an ordinary prisoner and certain priv lieges have been denied mm He ha written the o li3L5Ti1 ore previously To Conduct Campaign Thus he would be enabled the Mahatma Indicated to conduct campaign for the regeneration of the untouchables as he did while imprisoned up to May 8 whenhe started a three weeks fast in pro test against untouchabillty It was believed that the mahat mas new fast was due to the fact he has been unable to supply his usual articles to the press this week I might as well be dead if I am not allowed to proceed with my work which is my very life said the Mahatma in a statement he sent to the Bombay government after his imprisonment Asks Concessions At that time he asked several concessions and delivered an ulti matum threatening a fast if they were not granted This request was Ignored so he determined to carry ut the threat It was stated authoritatively tllat it Gandhi had been offered facil ies to continue his campaign gainst untouchabillty under cer iln conditions Whether these con itlons were acceptable to him was ot immediately made known CODE APPROVED FOR NEWSPAPERS Temporary Schedule Drawn by Publishers Leaves Some Questions Open TEXT ON PAGE 8 WORK TO FORCE AUTOS OIL AND COAL INTO LINE Roosevelt Prepared to Talk Strongly to Steel Men x WASHINGTON Aug 16 President Roosevelt took over the helm today in an effort to smooth the dispute over a working code for the steel industry while in other quarters his administration the pressure was tightened to draw the oil coal and automobile industries in line with the blue eagle Myron Taylor chairman of the I board of the United States Steel corporation aad Charles M Schwab chairman of the Bethlehem Steel corporation joined a white house conference between the chief execu tive and his aides as they strove to bring the steel group under the shorter hour higher wage agree ment Although there was no immediate official statement there were indi cations Mr Roosevelt was prepared o speak strongly to settle the diffi ulties that have delayed the steel ode of fair competition Three Other Groups Officials at NRA headquarters usily conferred meanwhile with pokcsmen for the other three groups William Green president ot the American Federation Labor who angrily protested yesterday that steel magnates had walked out on a meeting because he was present was willingly recelv ed today the conference in tHeautoia6i Clinton Has Second Drowning in Week CLINTON Aug 16 Parker 44 married and the father of several children was drowned In the Mississippi river this morning when the flat boat In which he and John F Brown were riding war swamped by high waves Brown managed to swim ashore It was tin second drowning here within a week Soldier Slain One Wounded at Slocum NEW ROCHELLE N Y Aug 16 Donald J Zinn York Pa was shot and killed a Fort Slocum today and Corpor Truman E Smith of Lima Ohio was critically wounded Pending in vestigation army officials woul disclose few details of the shoot ing jarment Workers on Strike in New York No Violence Likely NEW YORK Aug 16 strike order affecting some 6000C jarment workers went into effec oday but as rallying places of thi strikers were scattered through thi city it was difficult to determine ti low great an extent the order vvai obeyed More than 150 extra police wer posted in the garment district in the West Thirties hut there wer no early indications that any dis turbance was likely The strike waa called to deman a 30 hour week and to protes against alleged sweatshop condi tions in the dress industry The Way was opened today for Am erican newspapers to join the par ade of business organizations marching under the blue eagle A modified presidential reem ployment agreement providing for emporary minimum wages and ihorter hours for newspaper work TS was approved last night by Hugh S Johnson recovery admin strator As approved the temporary sche ule submitted by the American Newspaper Publishers association eft unacted upon a provision stat ng the right of employer and em loyes to bargain together without hird party interference and the ght of an employe to join or re rain from joining any organization obtain employment Cut Reporters Hours These questions will be determin d before a permanent code is greed upon after public hearings nd presidential approval A major provision of the tempor ary agreement provides a 40 hour vork week for reporters and other ditorial workers receiving less than S35 weekly It also provides 10 Hour Week A 40 hour week for accounting clerical office service or sales em ployes except a limited number of circulation and delivery men and outside salesmen The same schedule for mechanical workers or artisans Publishers may however employ these latter a max imum week of 44 hours for any six weeks within any six months per iod during the period of the tem porary agreement but not more than eight hours in any one day Exempts Contracts The agreement exempts hours and wages under contract on or before July 1 1933 which cannot be changed except by mutual consent In other cases a 40 cent an hour wage was fixeci for mechanical workers or artisans except appren tices Minimum wages for office and sales employes were prescribed at from weekly In towns of less than 2500 to in cities of more than 500000 population As in the caab of waa designated by Uie labor advis ory board to represent It at discus sions of the automobile code on which hearings begin on Friday Steel Men Confer Some of the steel men mean while were conferring in commit tees and did not return immediately to the labor department where yes terdays rift with Green occurred K M Siinpson deputy adminis trator in charge of steel turned his attention for the moment to oil conversations In another section of NRA headquarters coal men were for talks with officials Hugh S Johnson recovery admin strator during the morning sent vord to representatives of the oil ndustry that he would deliver to hem tomorrow his views on the pro posed code for the petroleum busi ness which has been delayed by differences and numerous rewrlt ngs Get Judicial Bucking As a cheery note NRA officials had judicial approval in principle of their machinery from Justice Jo seph W Cox of the District of Col umbia supreme court In an opin ion yesterday he denied an injunc tion against sections of the law per mitting federal regulation of oil pro duction challenged as unconstitu tional A conference today with repre sentatives of the coal industry em broiled in a labor wrangle wag looked to hopefully to start smooth Ing out their difficulties A hearing on the automobile code roposed by the national automobile Chamber of Commerce opens Fri ay Plans for this were discussed with Robert W Lea the deputy administrator No word had ome from Henry Ford employer of housands In this trade on his atti tude toward the program offered U S Banking Structure Virtually Back to Normal Records Show Unrestricted Is Power Consumption Shows Gain in Week NEW YORK Aug 16 tric power consumption for the country last week was up 15 per cent as compared with a year ago The gain was only a shade leas than the 156 per cent rise reported in the previous week and the peak im provement reported for the period ended July 15 Growing Copyright 1033 ny The Anoclnlcd 1rMi WASHINGTON Aug 16 The American banking structure is virtually back on its feet The records of Walter J Cum mings executive assistant to the secretary of the treasury today show 13951 licensed banks operat ing without restrictions and only 2870 closed or operating on a re stricted basis These figures include national banks and state members and nonmembers of the federal re serve system but exclude mutual savings institutions The record is as of the close of business Aug 12 for member Insti tutions and as of July 26 for non members BankB Unrestricted Cummings brought to Washing ton by Secretary Woodln and re galed with the unofficial title o bank opener said that on Aug 12 there were 4061 national bank doing an unrestricted banking busi ness with deposits of Turn to rage 1 Column O Wea IOWA WEATHER Generally fnlr Wednesday night nnd Thursday preceded by thunderntorms In extreme cast portion Wednesday after noon or night cooler Wednes day night nnd In cast and south portions Thursday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2t hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 10 Minimum in Night Bt At 8 A M 11 109 A bumper corn crop in North Iowa was made a certainty by the rain Tuesday night which exceeded an inch both in Mason City and at the beet sugar factory north of the city Southern Minnesota was treat ed to a similar downpour   

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