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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 14, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                i J v I J F S I North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXIX FJVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 141933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 295 Miss Borah in Capital Only Senator Who Has Own Press Conferences By HERBERT PLTJMSIEU WASHINGTON Sept 14 Newspapermen and political obser vers assigned to cover the capi tal during the fast moving months since congress set up the vast recov ery machinery and then ad journed have sorely missed the presence of Senator William E Borah at the other end of Pennsyvania ave nue Not that they have been BORAH f o r c e d to go along without congressional contacts this summer Far from it Both representatives and senators abound As one wag expressed it Theres a quorum present at any time Been There But Borah hasnt been in Wash ington and that changes things Illness forced the Idaho senator almost immediately after the special session was concluded to go into seclusion He had to undergo a major operation and is just now recuperating When Borah is in town he gives his press conferences just as the president or anyone else high in authority He is the only senator who does this so regularly and they are attended and fully reported As Borah Scca It Theres been a dearth of opinion or criticism one way or the other on the part of the republicans regard ing the efforts of the administra tion to effect national recovery G O P strategy seems to be to wait hopefuly for the breaks But then Borah is if he is an independent republican He availed himself of the first op portunity to express himself on poli cies now being pursued by the Roosevelt And it came wnen he retu fdra iripntbl or so more of rest He predicted that the government will soon be facing the proposition of price fixing He forecast the return of the question of controlled inflation For Sherman Act And he warned that the entire NRA drive depended upon the con sumer and would fail unless he was protected His flat statement that it was a mistake to repeal the Sherman antitrust act is especially interest ing One of the most momentous de bates of the special session was waged over this question by Borah and Senator Wagner of New York The arguments advanced by Bo rah in opposition to this move and those of Wagner in support on the floor of the senate in the opinion of constitutional experts will continue to be vital documents for a long time to come SHERIFFS TRIAL IN FOURTH DAY State Witnesses on Stand in Farm Strike Case at Cherokee CHEROKEE Sept 14 trial of Sheriff A N Tilton charged with conspiracy in connec tion with the wounding of pickets during farm disturbances swung into its fourth day with state wit nesses testifying Previous testimony described events leading up to the scene of the alleged attack with Paul Roepke Bart Sangwin and W M Smith wounded pickets on the stand AUNT MET By Robert Quillen None of our folks was simple but Jim got so he couldnt enjoy jokes in a newspaper without readin em out loud to bother ever body else TESTIFY IN BARN DANCE TRAGEDY Guns Blaze in Pennsylvanias Coal DICTATORSHIP IS SEEN AS GOAL OF CUBA PRESID Officers Still Unpacified Violence Reported in Some Places By JOHN i MCKNIGHT HAVANA Sept 14 dent Grau San Martin worked today ou a manifesto in which his confi dants expected him to demand dic tatorial powers for combating dis orders Opposed by veteran political lead ers plagued by labor troubles and unable to pacify 500 officers who in sist his predecessor be reinstated the executive was said in palace cir cles to be ready to cite reasons for iron hand policies Police reserves meanwhile were held in readiness here They were armed with rifles but no reason for the action was announced Dissension in Army At the same time rumors circu lated that the army faces dissension in its ranks Two soldiers died vio lent deaths in the last 24 hours one a suicide and the other the vic tim of unidentified machine gun ners Several unidentified persons at tacked the ninth police station and gravely wounded a student on duty there Strikes continued in Antilla Bag province with unrest prevalent Nationalistic Course Those who believed the executive win establish a dictatorship pointed out that his revolutionary cabinet included nobody who participated in earlier mediation efforts and backed by students had emjqarked on an intensely nationalistic course Official pronouncements have at tacked primary importance to pub lic order and Secretary of State Hull has said American recognition will be extended only to a Cuban government able to maintain peace Posters throughout Havana to day attacked American policies and Yankee imperialism Students Drilling Hundreds of students meanwhile drilled at three Havana camps with machine guns and rifles with the announced purpose of learning to defend students and their ideals This movement however it was learned on good authority is di rected ultimately against the 11000 enlisted officers men who and noncommissioned helped students oust Carlos Manuel de Cespedes for a junta and later for President Grau San Martin Leaders of the student director ate said they feared that the army conscious of its new power without its former officers may again re volt and install their own president dictator in place of Grau San Mar tin Officers Make Beds In the National hotel whose em ployes quit after receiving threats of harm the officers continued sweeping floors making beds oper ating elevators and otherwise serving themselves while kept vir tual prisoners by soldiers they held out against Grau Martin nnd for the return of de Cespedes Officers spokesmen said they had reliable information that a cav alry squadron at Matanzas hart re belled against the present adminis tration and that similar incidents occurred in Snnta Clara province In Cristo a mining town near Santiago a number of Americans were prevented from leaving by striking Manganese miners Ameri can authorities were advised that a resumption of serious labor trou bles was probable in Santiago Start Work at Once on Grand Coulee Dam WASHINGTON Sept 14 Secretary Ickes today announced the allotment of to per mit immediate construction work on the Grand Coulee dam project on the Columbia river in the north west This is in conjunction with a previous tentative allotment of 000000 to an authority of the state of Washington Pioneer lownn Dies SIOUX CITY Sept 14 Mrs Nancy Beck a resident of Sioux City since 1857 died at her home at the acre of 97 U S Agents Are Sent to Strike Scene Roosevelt Calls for End of Coal Code Discussion BULLETIN WASHINGTON Sept 14 m Roosevelt sum moned NRA leaders to the white house this afternoon to dispatch the disputed coal code WASHINGTON Sept 14 President Roosevelt today sent fed eral agents to Uniontown Pa to co operate with Gov Gifford Pinchots representatives in an investigation of the shooting between mine guards and miners At the same time Mr Roosevelt ordered immediate conclusion of the negotiations for a code for the bi tuminous coal industry He called Hugh S Johnson in dustrial administrator to the white house and it was stated the presi dent expected to make an an nouncement on the coal code late today1 Time for Action Stephen T Early secretary of the president said the president feels that the time has come after weeks of delay to get definite ac tion Mr Roosevelt acted after a lengthy conference with Attorney General Curnmings Secretary Per kins and Governor Pinchot Upon leaving the white house the Pennsylvania governor said he would seek further details of to days shooting in which 16 men martial law in the district if it is necessary The white house expects the of ficial report on the shooting by tonight This incident broke the patience of the president over the delay in Turn to Iaff G Cnliimn 2 Delay Criticized in Refinancing of Farm Mortgages Senator Murphy of Iowa and Governor of Colorado in Complaints WASHINGTON Sept 14 Governor Johnson of Colorado and Senator Murphy of Iowa today laid before Governor Morgcnthau of the farm credit administration criti cisms of delay in refinancing farm mortgages Governor Johnson claimed that Colorado farmers had received no aid from the farm mortgage act be cause the Wichita Federal Land bank functioned too hesitantly Senator Murphy said he told Mor genthau that the Iowa refinancing program was headed for inevitable failure unless the Omaha land bank immediately changed its pol icy and revised appraisals upward Morgenthau said Senator Mur phy interrupted the conversation to telegraph the Omaha hank for the average value an acre determin ed in the banks last one hundred loans Senator Murphy proposed Infla tion as the only means of affording complete farm relief although sub stantial increases in per acre value appraisals were cited as capable of preventing thousands being driven off farms Governor Herring of Iowa is ex pected to add his voice to the dis satisfaction in a conference with Morgenthau tomorrow TALK ON INFLATION GlobeGazette Washington Bureau WASHINGTON Sept tor Louis J Murphy of Iowa con ferred today with President Roose velt on advisability of some infla tion to bring Iowa and other agri cultural states farm prices into step with industrial recovery under NRA Dissatisfaction of Iowa farmers with lagging farm prices is tending to swing them away from Roosevelt side of the fence Murphy fears The Iowa senator and Senator Shipstead of Minnesota have sub mitted a plea to the public works administration for an allocation of nn additional 522000000 for New York on the upper Mississippi chan nel The administration has already allocated eleven and a half million for completion of initiated projects 6MENSHOTAND OTHERS BEATEN RIOTS Violence Flares When Pickets Attempt to Halt Miners UNIONTOWN Pa Sept 14 UP men were shot and more than a score beaten and stoned to day as rioting at three mines sig nalized the official start of a min ing holiday in the southwestern Pennsylvania soft coal field The trouble flared at the Gates Edenborn and FooteGale mines owned by the H C Prick Coke com pany as pickets tried to prevent men from entering the pits The most serious clash was at the Gates mine It was there that all 16 were shot Pickets Stone Miners Pickets were reported to have stoned miners going to work Dep uty sheriffs heavily armed got into an argument with Louis Kromer and one of them pushed him As other pickets advanced the deputies threw tear gas bombs and the pick ets hurled them back Fighting broke out clubs fell and stones were thrown Then the deputies opened fire Mike Cutwright a deputy got in front of a fellow officers gun pickets said and his left arm was blown off In addition to Kromer a leader in the atrlke movement and Cut Wright other wounded are Steve Hroska Steven Oriijosh George Ely Anton Maura Walter Ordor sky Paul Popson Mason Roberts George Hroska Joe Goletz Mike Budman Tames Shannon Joe Kro mer George Illeg and Vincent Stunga Ambulances to Scene After the outbreak the ground was strewn with wounded Ambu lances sped to the scene and the casualties were brought to a hos pital At Edenborn John Garrow 40 suffered a broken arm and a frac tured skull during a two hour riot Mike Savage 48 had a broken arm and lacerated head Both were hurt while trying to prevent men from entering the mine A score of oth ers were injured less seriously at Edenborn John Cochran 35 and several other pickets were clubbed and stoned at Footedale After the excitement at gates quieted down Thomas Vidovich John Brumsik and Ed Rusky three pickets who were in the thick of the melee said the deputies began firing after Mike Donovan mine su perintendent shouted Let em have it Guns Begin Blazing Then guns began blazing all around us Vidovich said They threw tear gas bombs into the crowd as they ran down the rail road tracks near the mine entrance and fired into us One of the wound ed men fell on the track A freight train was coming and we barely got him off the tracks in time because they were throwing tear gas at us At the offices of the Frick com pany it was said the firing started after the strikers stoned the depu ties and men who wanted to go to police in Uniontown were work State not informed of the rioting until a half hour after it was over IOWA MINERS STRIKE AT END Leaders Plan to Get Their Men Back Into Pits as Soon as Possible DES MOINES Sept 34 TV Leaders of Iowa striking miners to day were planning to get their men back in the pits as soon as possible as the voluntary layoff ended Headed by A I Burke of Nor woodville who has been influential in drawing workers from the shafts union miners have agreed among themselves that their place is at work while the government is en deavoring to iron out differences re garding the NRA coal code and we should be willing to wait for that A meeting of two delegates from each local mine union In the state ia scheduled here for Friday after noon at the trades nnd labor assem POLICE ROUT JERSEY STRIKERS WITH TEAR GAS bly ns the problems workers discuss their Strikes Inivc paralyzed pnrt of the northern New Jersey silk Industry Violence burst out In the iircn when pickets trieii to storm n dye works nt Lodi N T Morn than 30 persons were hurt when police drove the buttling strikers buck with clubs niul tear gas Pictureshows demonstrators flceinir before ii tear bar rage Associated 1ress Independent Producers to Continue Strike and Picketing CHICAGO Sept 14 pects of 11 cent milk for Chicago and a continuation of the strike of independent producers were in store for Chicago today After an announcement last night by the Pure Milk association that an increase of one cent a quart would be sought with the added profit to go to the farmers E L Bost Harvard 11J leader of the in surgents said the strike would con Linue The matter of price is secondary with the farmers he said officials must first abandon the base sur plus system of marketing provide a Iowa Farmers Assured TMt They Will Benefit Recovery Board Suggestions From Congressmen market for all producers he qualifications of the meeting Chicago noard of health and establish a flat price for all milk and cream milk To Continue Strike Not until those conditions have been met will the strike be called off The announcement of the decision to raise the price of milk from 10 to 11 cents a quart in Chicago was made by Don N Geyer secrctar managor of the Pure Milk associa tion following an all day meeting with dealers If Secretary of Agriculture Wal lace approves the retail price of 11 cents a quart the base price of milk a hundredweight to farmers will jump well over 2 Gcyer said milk whose 35 pounds to the hundredweight The base price on blended milk will be slightly un der The present base price for milk is Study Cream Prices He said a meeting was called for today to consider cream prices Meanwhile Bost said that offi cials of the Pure Milk association failed in an attempt to divert farm ers of the Woodstock III district from the strike when they met with them last night No milk was delivered to 13 re ceiving stations in Kane and Mc Hcnry counties yesterday he said and asserted that deliveries would be stopped today at a dozen more Illinois centers and at Lake Geneva and Sharon WIs This pertains to cream percentage is Final Arguments in Lamson Trial Heard SAN JOSE Cal Sept 14 The fate of David Lamson Stanford University Press executive may be in the hands of the jury tomorrow Final arguments continued today in his trial for the alleged murder of his pretty young Thorpe Lamson wife Allenc DES MOINES Sept 14 surance to Iowa farmers that they will be the first to benefit defin itely from the national recovery pro gram is planned by the state recov ery board meeting here today The board which met with Iowa congressmen and representatives of NRA organizations here today de cided to issue a statement to this effect after a morning session Lieut Gov Ncls Kraschel told the recovery conference that the prices of farm commodities have taken considerable upward in the past half year Ultimate Beneficiaries We are looking toward the time When normal buying power in the hands of the farmer will be re he declared I believe the farmers can consider themselves the ultimate beneficiaries of this recov ery movement At the same time several of the Iowa congressmen who attended the conference declared that the hoard should use its influence toward raising farm prices and liberalizing farm mortgage refinancing A committee was appointed to draft a message to Washington em bodying the suggestions The mes sage and other matters involving NRA work in Iowa were under con sideration at an executive session this afternoon Dickinson Spends Joining in the suggestion for aid ing the farmers was Senator L 1 Dickinson who said that the main thing that will forward the recovery program is to bolster up agricultur al prices He also stated that everything possible should be done to loosen up farm credit The hoard also was urged by sev eral congressmen to advocate n plan whereby Iowa banks might deal directly with the Washington RFC office in seeking loans for reopening eliminating the Chicago office and also to advocate elimi nation of the necessity for state banks to join the federal reserve system Wholehearted Support Members of the congressional delegation joined in urging whole hearted support of the NRA pro gram The board also heard mem bers of the district board for Iowa and Missouri and members of the Des Moincs complaints and arbitra tion committees under the NRA or ganization Thomas Gaukel of St Louis sec retary of the district hoard de clared that the organizing work done by the Iowa hoard is ahead of that of any other state Eighty four cent of Iowa employers have signed the presidents agree ment he snicl predicting that the remaining 16 per cent will do so Turn In fngr fl Otliimn 3 FREE DEPOSITS Iowa Assured Legal Barriers to Help From R F C Removed DES MOINES Sept 14 As sured that legal barriers have been removed lova is preparing to re submit its application for a 20 000000 Reconstruction Finance cor poration loan to release frozen public deposits State Treasurer Leo J Wegman today said he had been advised by counsel for the RFC that there is nothing to prevent negotiating of the loan which the state previous ly had sought without success The way was cleared he said he was advised through adoption by congress of an amendment to the RFC regulations which would per mit a loan on such assets as would be pledged by Iowa for repayment Ioiin Hehl Wegman said both Stanley Reed general counsel for the RFC in Washington and Lee Walker the corporations counsel in Chicago with whom he conferred recently had expressed belief that Iowa might legally be loaned the amount asked Of the the state will seek ir000000 would he used to reimburse the various political sub divisions for money lied up in clos ed or reorganized state banks am would he used to take up anticipatory warrants against the sinking fund Claims Against Hanks The state in return for the loan would assign to the corporation all claims against banks in liquidation totaling about Jl 7000000 and also would pledge the income of the sinking fund If the banks liquidated TiO per cent this would provide about SOOOOO towards repayment Wcg mnn explained and the remainder might be repaid at the rate of at least lr00000 a year from income of the sinking fund The stale treasurer also has writ ten to Wisconsin authorities and ob tained au outline of the procedure being followed by that state the only other one seeking a loan of this nature from the RFC Action Prevented Under the previous state adminis tration Iowa sought an RFC loan for the purpose of liquidating the state sinking fund but legal barriers prevented favorable action These now have been removed by the con gressional action and by the adop tion by Iowa of SF 487 permittinR the state executive council to nego RIENDS RELATE HOW GALLAGHER FOUGHT KRUGLE Witnesses in Coroners Inquest on Death of Dougherty Boy That Bernard Gallagher 19 year old Dougherty youth may have re ceived the injuries that caused his death in n fistiu encounter with Lew Krugle Swaledale at a coun try dance Saturday night was indi cated by the testimony of a num ber of witnesses at a coroners in quest at the courthouse Thursday Gallagher who was brought to the hospital Monday night died Wednesday evening from what nn autopsy revealed to be an injured right kidney ruptured bladder and peritonitis The altercation between Galla gher and Krugle occurred at a barn dance held at the Clark Van Hoosen place near Rockwell where accord ing to the testimony the flaming youth of the southeast part of the county were gathered Had Argument Witnesses most of whom were of high school ngc stated that they did not know how the fight started but several of them said that an argument about some light bulbs was in progress before the first blow was struck Witnesses were questioned by County Attorney M L Mason ami M E Laird assistant county attor ney The jury was made up oCM C Coughlon who nlso asked numerous questions Carl Rye and Adam Gll pin The inquest was in charge of TJr J E McDonald county coroner Kramer Swaledale tho first of thd totie ques tioned stated that he heard Gal lagher say that he hnd light bulbs taken 40 or SO times According to Kramer and several other wit nesses Gallagher then struck the first blow landing squarely in Krugles face Krugle struck back according to witnesses nnd the pair clinched nnd rolled to the ground Krugle was leaning against the front door of his car at the time Lhe first blow was struck accord ng to the testimony Anna Kramer Swalcdalc was in the front seat of Krugles car and Gertrude Kramer cousin of Anna nnd Irene Walters also of Swaledale were in the rumble seat Kcarn Tracy John Hart Chris Kramer and Bill Tracy nil of whom rode home with Krugle following the fight saw all or part of the fight they testified Scuffled on Urouml Followingthe first knockdown n which a few ot the witnesses tes tified that Gallagher struck against another car parked about eight feet from tile Krugle car and some scuffling on the ground Gallagher ot up and took off his coat and handed it to a friend By this time n large crowd had gathered accord ing to witnesses to watch the flghl Are you coming back for more asked Gallagher The boys mixed again and went to the ground again according to the testimony with Krugle getting on top of Gallagher After approxi mately 10 minutes of fighting Fred Van Hoosen barn boss came up and told the boys they had better stop fighting Will he quit asked ICrugle Ill see that he does stated Van Hoosen Krugle then let Gallagher up ac cording to witnesses most of whom told the same story and Gallagher walked away Krugle then drove to Swaledale with Anna Kramer Chris Kramer amJ Bill Tracy with him in the front seat of his car and Irene Walters Gertrude Kramer Kearn Tracy and John Hart in the rumble seat The witnesses did not know whnt became of Gallagher or whether the Tli lo PitRft fl Column 2 Turn to tl rjlumn IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Thursday nigiit Friday fair and warmer LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending nt 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 50 Minimum in Nlglit At 8 A M Thursday 51 Htlnfiill The allnight rain which contin ued well into the forenoon Wednes day left a total of 71 of an inch of precipitation in the GlobeGnzettci rain gauge Bolh Wednesday Thursday rank amonsr the chilliest of the season   

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