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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 21, 1933, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PBESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE I NO 301 Not Likely to Switch Expect Johnson to Stay Republican in Name By HERBERT PLUJEVIER WASHINGTON SepL Wash ington political observers seem of the opinion that the reported invi tation extended to Hiram John son of California to burn his bridges behind him and run as a democrat for reelection to the senate next year will hardly be accepted by the veteran inde pendent republi can Senator Hi it has been sug gested was cor pos Hiram Johnson dial but cauti por ous in his reply to the invitation like Tllat might mean almost anything ine Actually he has pursued that poli jjcy ever since the democrats came control of the government last cyaNovember and Franklin D Roose fvelt the man whom he indorsed dovventerea the white house so V Didnt Go to London Mui Wnen tQe president wanted him ihen0 to Lonon a3 a delegate to world economic conference the was cordial and apprecia on live but he didnt go StAnd in the matter of patronage Milw California Johnson hasnt dis ryed much interest He is said to told the white house that he bouglp so out of the habit of being Ing Ksulted on such matters that it the rllly ddnt make much difference should Johnson go over to democrats That is the question asininW asked in political circles here dull tefter all he is a Roosevelt man Vioula came out for him wholehearted tin the campaign and worked in behalf Backed Roosevelt AC11 seems unlikely that President vjsevclt would turn his back on a 3 done as much for him I behind the working out of most of its legisla tive program I V He can go before the people of California 1934 elections and cite specific things he has done in the senate in support of the demo cratic president His democratic op ponent could do little more than promise what he would do if select ed in Johnsons place Campaign Narrowed Such a campaign therefore would of necessity be narrowed down con siderably The voters might find themselves faced with making a choice personalities Paramount issues might be hard to find and clarify Theres another angle to the situ ation as welt Johnson is not the only independent republican who came out for Roosevelt up for re election to the senate this next year There are two son Cutting in New Mexico and Young Bob LaFoIlette in Wis consin Are the democrats ready to ex tend these two similar invitations And if they are what will these two gentlemen have to say about it Body of Dr Besant Cremated in India MADRAS India Sept 21 The body of Dr Annie Besant world theosophical leader who died yesterday was cremated today on a pyre of sandalwood near the mouth of the Adyar river A large gatheringchanted verses from the Bhagavad Gita an ancient philo sophical poem Hold Private Hearings DES MOINES Sept 21 Private hearings for bidder for re insuring the Royal Union Life In surance company now in receiver ship were to begin today AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Tom always aggravates me I dont want nobody askin how I feel if they aint goin to wait an1 listen JOHNSON STUDIES RETAIL CODE Murphy Defends Wallace to Iowa Farmers Union PLEDGES EFFORT TO GIVE FARMER PR1CEFORGOODS Proposes Inflation and Higher Refinancing of Mortgages RESOLUTIONS ON PAGE 11 DBS Sept 21 ator Louis J Murphy of Dubuque in an address today before the annual convention of the Iowa Farmers Union rose to the defense of H A Wallace secretary of agriculture and pledged his efforts to obtain in flation higher refinancing of farm mortgages and cost of production for agricultural products His championship of Wallace and the Iowa secretarys efforts to raise agricultural prices was perhaps un wittingly directly opposed to the views of Glenn B Miller president of the organization who was cheer ed yesterday upon calling Wallace the most disqualified and discredit ed man in public office Failh In Wallace There are folks who want to feed Henry Wallace to the lions Mur uhy aaid Yet there is no personal sacrifice Henry Wallace would not make to bring happiness and pros perity to the people of this his state I have differed from him on more thanone occasion But that faith in rny aiAiiC won r Jtor him As 1TK appen tfi Imow and not fromjhim he is the goat for things he lain no wise re sponsible The Iowa senator in turning to the question of inflation linked it with mortgage refinancing with the declaration that farm mortgage re financing must fail of complete re lief without inflation It is impossi ble to refinance inflated debt on de flated prices Claims His Plan He claimed the mortgage refi nancing plan as his own declaring the idea of liquidating frozen de posits in closed banks by refunding their mortgages is mine They call it the Wisconsin plan I want my child to know its own father The controversy over policies of the Omaha federal land banks re financing of farm mortgages cropped up as Murphy warmed to his discussion of debts and pay ment It is very likely true that will ingness of the Omaha land bank to land on Iowa farms does not go beyond onehalf of the existing mortgage indebtedness he said That attitude in the bank contin ued how is the remaining onehalf to be refinanced Persona Judgment Land valuation being largely a matter of personal judgment critics of the valuations made by the Oma ha land bank are as likely as the bank to be right Murphy declared adding that he believed the bank wrong in its judgment and that its viewpoint must be changed Murphy brought smiles and cheers from his audience when he turned to discussion of the NRA and remarked while the farmer is losing his pants to his creditors NRA prices are rolling up his shirt Tom in Pnge 10 Column 1 ROOSEVELTBACK AT TASKS AGAIN Cold and Slight Fever That Bothered President Disappear WASHINGTON Sept 21 President Roosevelt resumed his regular routine today at the white house completely recovered from the cold and slight fever which bothered him the early part of the week The fever which came back yes terday had disappeared this morn ing It was so slight laat night the president disregarded advice of a physician and kept a dinner engage ment with James M Cox former governor of Ohio with whom he vis ited until after midnight Today he began his reception of business callers On the list was an appointment with the southern inflation delegation led by Senator Thomas D Try Five for Setting Fire in Reichstag Charge High Treason and Ask Beheading as Penalty LEIPZIG Germany Sept 21 ffj in the German reich stag became a secondary issue and high treason the primary point to day as the supreme court trial of five men charged with setting the fire last February got under way The court moved the phrase at tempt forcibly to overthrow the con stitution in the foreground of the indictments and put the charges of incendiarism second This indicated that the whole realm of communist activity in Ger many will be investigated Under Heavy Guurd The defendants were brought into court shortly berore 9 oclock ac companied by two policemen They were taken to the court building under heavy police guard Every seat was taken as the trial opened When the red robed judges five of whom are the principal judges with one reserve filed in the German spectators and newspa permen raised their hands in the iHtler salute to which the judges replied in like manner Decapitation Urged Decapitation has been recom mended as the penalty upon convic tion The defendants are Marinus Van Oer Lubbe 24 year old brick mason and alleged Dutch commun Ernst Torgler 4 2 former com munist party whip and three Bul poiluc ref it gees sil Taneff Among the spectators were Frau Torgler and Van Der Lubbea two stepbrothers Van Der Lubbe alone of the ac cused was handcuffed He kept staring ahead and later when called on the siand replied almost inaudibly and often incoherently Appear Thinner Torgler appeared considerably thinner than in the days when he lead the reichstag communists Of the three Bulgarians Popoff a law student made the most in telligent impression Before anybody was permitted to enter the court he underwent an elaborate inspection of credentials and a double search ror weapons and cameras The indictment as read by Wil helm Buenger the presiding offi cer accured the men of attempt partly and conjointly in one and the same continued act to overthrow the German constitution by firing the reichstag with malice afore thought as preliminary to starting an insurrection Concerns Whole Nation A semiofficial news bulletin is sued as the hearing started as serted that not only is this a mat ter of the nations highest tribunal passing judgment on five persons charged with arson and high trea son This case the statement add ed concerns the entire German na tion against whose leadership the most monstrous charges have been This referred to allegations made abroad that Chancellor Hitlers nazis themselves had fired the par liament building in a bid for power and that communists whom the nazis blame had nothing to do with it Nazis Suspected An unofficial legal commission sitting in London said in its report that grave grounds exist for sus pecting that the blaze was started by or on behalf of leading nazis It is without precedent to en croach upon such a trial particu larly without a preconceived opin ion said Buenger in reference to the London inquiry which he charged was conducted to forestall the final verdict Buenger said the supreme court would however be uninfluenced by this controversy The courtroom was packed to capacity 238 seats There were 123 newspapermen present and many foreign diplomats Inquest in Death of Girl Struck by Car ROCK ISLAND 111 Sept 21 UP An inquest is planned into the death of Suzanne Adel Potter 10 who died last night after she was struck by an automobile while roller skating In front of her home Abe Pullman 23 driver of the auto mobile is at liberty under bond pending the outcome of the in quest HOOVERS VISIT WORLDS FAIR to Chicago to Inspectthe worldsfalras ordinary citizens were greeted by the presidential tialuro of 21 guns nnd a large welcoming party Rut us Dawea president of the exposition Is shown presenting a fair medal to Mr Hoover Associated Press Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Sept inflate or not to inflate that Is the democratic question Whether its nobler in the minds to suffer the stings and arrows of southeni politicians or take up inflation against a sea of economists and by opposing end them To expand to innate to Inflate perchance to dream Aye theres the rub For in that sleep of inflation what dreams may come Puzzles the will and makes us doubtful whether to bear those ills we have than fly to others we know not of Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1933 McNonsht Sjndlcnle US SHIPS ENTER HAVANA HARBOR Opposition Groups Call for Resignation of Cuban President HAVANA Sept 21 United States destroyed No 240 with her marines and sailors drawn up in formation on the deck and the American ammunition ship Nitro entered Havana harbor today as op position groups pressed their de mand that the government of provi solnal President Gran San Martin resign AntiAmerican sentiment was ex pressed in a demonstration by a small group of Cubans who assem bled before the home of James Ward Stickney The demonstrators shouted Down with the Ameri cans But left peacefully after a short time Prisoners brought in from Cama guey province where Captain Juan Bias Hernandez is leading a revolt against the Grau government re ported that the insurgents totalled 2000 men Previous reports have said that there were only a few hun dred in the field with Captain Bias Des Moines Veteran Head of Musicians ST PAUL Sept 21 F Stow of Des Moines was named president of the National Associa tion of Civil War Musicians W P Allred of Corydon was elected sec retarytreasurer Helen Brewer Tells Story of Tire Business Asked to Present Contracts Signed With Firestone Rubber Company With Mrs Helen Brewer still on the stand as the first witness in the 530000 damage suit brought by the Brewer Tire and Battery company against the Firestone Tire and Rubber company cross examination by defense attorney J E E Markley continued Thursday afternoon Mrs Brewer who is sole owner of the Brewer Tire and Battery company a continuation of the Red Ball Transportation company which was also owned by her testified in the Thursday morning session re garding her negotiations with L P Courshon concerning her purchase of Mr Courshons onestop service station located on Delaware avenue at Second street northeast Accord ing to her testimony she was ad vised to buy this station by the Firestone company when she first contemplated becoming their ware houseman and agent Worth An individual financial statement made out by Mrs Brewer declaring her net worth including money owing to her at that time as a re sult of the sale of the Red Ball Transportation company to be was introduced as evidence by Mr Markley the statement hav ing been drawn up for the approval of the Firestone company in an ticipation of making Mrs Brewer their warehouseman In tlie testimony concerning her purchase of the Courshon service station it was brought out that Mr Courshons contracts with the Fire stone company could not be pur chased from him by Mrs Brewer but had to be canceled by the Fire stone executive offices in Akron Ohio and new contracts drawn up between the Firestone company and Mrs Brewer In order for the Fire stone agency then held by Mr Cour shon to be taken over by her Mr Markley questioned the wit ness in regard to the contracts be tween her and the Firestone com pany and at the request of the de fense the court asked the plaintiff and her attorneys J K Williams of Mason City and Ben Swlsher of Waterloo to present these contracts for the afternoon session Won First Skirmish Mrs Brewer won the opening skirmish of the cose when Wednes day afternoon Judge Beardmore overruled the defense motion to Tom to rue 10 Column 8 DEATHTHREATIN URSCHEL KIDNAP TRIAL REPORTED Coleman Says Machine Gun Kelly Came to His Farm OKLAHOMA CITY Sept 21 Coleman son of T M Cole man at whose farm near Stratford Okla the government alleges the Charles F Urschel kidnaping plot was hatched told Federal Judge Edgar S Vaught today that George Machine Gun Kelly ap peared at the Coleman farm last night and threatened death to the Colemans and Ihe Shannons Judge Vaught declined to com ment on the statement of the 35 year old farmer but other federal authorities in the Urschel case in dicated they were partly inclined to the theory that the incident was not wholly genuine Looks Like Acting It looked and sounded like darn ed good acting to me said one of the prosecuting attorneys Cole man had sought to address the court this morning To the spectators and amazed court Coleman formed a strange picture as he dragged T M Cole man his feeble father to a point directly in front of the jury am raised his arm In dramatic appeal I just want five minutes Judge important thing could ever flay A quick protest came from Dis trict Attorney Herbert K Hyde and Judge Vaught said Get thatman out of here The farmer was led away by two armed officers Tells of Visit Coleman was taken to the judges chambers during a recess where he told of the presence of the notorious machine gunner in his home near Stratford lost night and thethreat to kill He was ordered held until the of ficers have time to investigate the incident thoroughly The first direct admission that Kelly and Albert Bates had brought the kidnapped Urschel to the R G Shannon farm in Texas came in the federal court trial here to day when District Attorney Herbert K Hyde read to the jury a state ment to that effect signed by Shannons son Armon Fingerprints of Kelly WASHINGTON Sept 21 Attorney General Cummings said today fingerprints found on a death threat letter sent to Charles F Urschel of Oklahoma City had been tentatively identified as those of George Kelly known as Ma chine Gun Kelly Wiley Post Hurt Plane Cracked Up World Flyer Is Badly Injured in Crash on Takeoff QUINCY Wiley Post Name Colonel Martin of Los Angeles Head of National GAR ST PAUL Sept 21 Col Russel C Martin 86 year old Civil war veteran from Las Angeles to day was reelected commanderin chicf of the Grand Army of the Re public at its sixtyseventh annual encampment Commander Martin appointed the following officers D B Walcott of Los Angeles adjutant general S P Town of Philadelphia quartermas ter general and James W Willett of Tama Iowa judge advocate gen eral NRA ACTIVITIES By ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday Hugh S Johnson studies the retail prices control question The national labor board meets on general policies and a num ber of labor disputes Hearings continue on the pub lishingprinting code Wednesday Robert L Lund president of the national association of man ufacturers charged some Amer ican federation of labor activities with hindering the NRA pro gram Proposed codes for retail trades and retail drug industries were made public as Hugh S Johnson studied their price con trol sections Boot and shoe Industry again requested the merit clause Polishingprinling code hear ings continued 111 Sept 21 round the world flyer was seriously in jured when his plane the Winnie Mae crashed this morning as he was taking off from Monroe air port near here for Davenport Post was cut across the fore head and was bruised on the body The Winnie Mae was badly damages The Winnie Mae side slipped 1OSi while on the takeoff and observers istimated that it fell about 50 feet anding in a group of small trees The motor had stopped Steps Out of Plane Post had stepped out of the plane by the time the crowd reached the wreck The plane in which Post flew to be badly around the world will have rebuilt Its left wing was damaged Post had stayed in Quincy over night on a speaking tour He flew here yesterday from Springfield m Post was rushedto a hospital where Caddick said his injuries were aerious but not con sidered dangerous Suffers Long Cut Dr Caddick said that the flyer suffered an extensive V shaped cut from the middle of the hairline ex tending over his forehead to the outer side of each eyebrow His shoulder also was Injured but ap larently there were no fractures Pending further examination Dr Jaddick said he did not believe Posts skull was injured DECISION NOT TO MADE PUBLIC FOR SOME DAYS Provisions Are Claimed Not to Be Actual Price Fixing WASHINGTON Sept 21 The question of price regulation on retail merchandise today was be fore Hugh S Johnson the NRA di rector with indications that a de cision would not be forthcoming for several days A D Whiteside deputy adminis Irator late yesterday made public two codes of competition one cov ering the general retail trade and the other drug stores Johnson im mediately began consideration of them The two brand codea would blan ket more than 5000000 employes under the recovery program and at the same time fix the administra tions policy toward the disputed question price regulation Opposed to Fixing Whiteside saki in laying the pro visions before Johnson that they could not be construed as actual price fixing to which many of ficials of the recovery administra tion are opposed However the master retail code carried the controversial provision requiring a merchant to keep his minimum price at 10 per cent above the wholesale delivered price and the drug code prohibited drastic slashing of retail prices on standard trade marked goods whose price is announced by the manufacturer The retail clause jread X LUND ACCUSES LABOR LEADERS Manufacturers Head Says Federation Destroying NRA Program WASHINGTON Sept 21 The American Federation of Labor oday was charged by an industrial eader with efforts to gain control f labor which already were hav ng the effect of destroying the NRA program Robert L Lund president of the National Association of Manufac urers made the assertion in reply o a statement by William Green federation president assailing some employers for forming company mions Dispute This employerlabor Interchange accentuated anew the differences which have prevailed between cap tal and organized workers under he NRA It coincided with a fur her demand from the boot and shoe ndustry for a merit clause permit ng employers to handle labor on an efficiency rather than union af filiation basis Hugh S Johnson busy studying price control proposals was silent on these latest labor develop ments but President Roosevelt has rejected definitely any code Inter nelation of the recovery laws col ective bargaining provision Lunds statement said labor con litlons in plants objected to by Jreen are the best in the country he added Serious OMaole None of the labor difficulties vhlch are so seriously obstructing he recovery program have arisen rom such organizations On the ther hand the efforts of the Amcr can Federation of Labor and the ther organizations which cooper ite with it to procure control of abor have proven the most serious ibstacle to the attainment of the ibjectives of the recovery act Johnsons decision on the price ontrol sections of the retail trades and drug codes was not expected or several days In order to check preSSTory price cutting and minimize operating losses resulting therefrom and in order to assure that the retailer shall be at least partially compen sated for the service he gives the consumer on and after the effective date of this code no retailer shall offer for saie sell exchange or ive away any merchandise horc aftcr below a minimum price which ll be the wholesale delivered ce as hereinafter defined with the addition of a charge of 10 per The drug cades prices regulation un barred selling standard trade marked goods whose retnil prices are advertised to the public or in dicated on the goodn at a discount greater than 21 per cent under such declared prices Clearance Silica However if the merchandise is not moved from the shelves the re tailer may offer it back to the wholesaler at the sale price and if not accepted may sell it as clear ance merchandise The retail code was submitted for 10 classes of stores department furniture general merchandise hardware limited price variety mail order mens clothing music shoe and womens specialty shops CODE PROVISIONS City Mnnftgera Bluer CHICAGO Sept 21 Vf Evans of Dubuque was elected vice president of the International 21ty Managers association VV V Day of Staunton Va is president Amonn other major provisions of the general retail code arc the fol lowing HOURS OF WORK Section 1 Basic store and work ing hours On and after the effective date of this code establishments in the re tail trade shall elect to operate upon one of the following schedules of store hours and hours of labor Group A Any establishment may elect to remain open for business less than rfi hours but not less than 52 a week unless its store hours were less than 52 hours prior to June 1 1G33 in which case such es tablishment shall not reduce its store hours no employe of these Turn lo InRe 10 Column 2 Sfit Wea IOWA WEATHER Increasing cloudiness warm in cast and south portions Thursday night Friday unset tled cooler In west nnd central portions possibly showers In cast and central portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period endingat 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 71 Minimum In Night 40 At 8 A M Thursday 57 Wednesday nights minimum tem perature was i new low for the season and within 2 or 3 degrees ot the temperature at which a light frost is possible
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