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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 28, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OS TWO EECT10N8 SECTION ONE NO 307 What No Patronage Plenty of Reasons for Congressmen i to Tear Hair pat By HERBERT PLUSEVIER WASHINGTON Sept 28 There ig at least one thing that must be kept in mind by those seek ing to get at the bottom of why senators and congress men tear their hair over ronage Patronage to the man in pub lic office is noth ing more or leas than political currency It is what he pays off with after elec tions are over The reason d i s s a tisfactiou and talk of signing a round robin on capital hill at presentis simply that there has been nothing like a rea payoff The deserving demo cratic brethren too suspect that some are being paid off who are not so deserving Huey Long may shout belliger ently They can take their patron age and go to hell with it but there are not many who share his views Perhaps Huey himself didnt intend to make it that strong Not Easy For Farley The administrations chief job dispenser Jim Farley isnt having what one would call an easy time of it The postmaster general could easily hand out thousands more jobs than he has at his disposal Demands for services rendered in the last campaign continue to pile high on his desk at the postoffice department As compared with his predicament senators and congress men have few There have been indications that the white house recognizes this too Orders have been given wellin formed circles hear that as many jobs as possible are to be left at Farleys disposal How it all will turn out remains to BREWER CLAIM DENIED Industrial Strike Movement Continues to Spread EMPLOYES WALK OUT OF ANOTHER FORD CAR PLANT Unrest in Coal Mines Spreads to Steel Companies EDGEWATER N J Sept 28 hundred employes of the Ford Motor company assembly plant here refused to go to work today in what was described as a sympa thy walkout for striking laborers at the Chester Pa plant of the same company At the same time a crowd esti mated by police at 1500 and said by authorities to have come from Chester in 200 automobiles took up picket posts outside the plant here in an attempt to force out the 1000 remaining workers No trouble was reported but the entire Edgewater police force of 23 men was at the scene The Chester plant was closed as a result of the strike there MINES AND MILLS at ingover the rumblings thatseem to come from of capi tol hill If there are to he fireworks those close to the situation in Washing ton believe the first significant dis play may come from the direction of New England James Roosevelt son of the pres identhas set himself up as a sort of patronage arbiter in Massachu setts Young Jimmys activities havent gone so well with some of the democratic leaders of the old Bay stao A flareup may result TRY TO SETTLE THREE STRIKES NRA Board Has Conference With Employers From Auto Towns DETROIT Sept 28 De troit NRA compliance board hoped to stretch a point today consoli date labor troubles in Detroit Flint and Pontlacautomotive plants and settle strikes Involving several thousand tool and die makers Abner E Larned chairman of the committee told by the strikers last night fiat they wished the strikes in the three cities considered as one problem said employers from the three cities would be called into conference during the day Virtually all automobile plants in the three cities are affected di rectly or indirectly by the strikes in which the men seek recognition of the mechanics educational so ciety higher wages and fewer work ing hours C C Richard president of the Automotive Tool and Die Manufac turers association said he had been trying to get wage rates established in Washington for skilled labor AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Its no wonder Bills wife is happy Anything a woman gets seems wonder ful after she gets so she dont expect notliin PITTSBURGH Sept 28 Labor unrest spread from mines to mills in the great tristate indus trial area today enlisting steel workers in the walkout movement begun by coal diggers demanding union recognition than 75000 men including 40000steellcompany employes are idle in westetn Pennsylvania northern West Virginia and eastern Ohip Spread of the steel walkout to the Pittsburgh area is looked for by union chiefs who have been active among workers in the plants of U S Steel corporation subsidiaries Rumblings of Trouble The first rumblings of trouble in the mills came from the Weirton Steel companys plant at Weirton W Va where some 8000 men were forced into idleness after a dispute between the company union and the Amalgamated Association of Iron Steel and Tin workers Union heads said the movement then spread to the companys Steub enville Ohio across the Ohio river and last night 250 men in the Clarksburg W Va plant voted to walk out and picket the mill The Weirton company is a subsid iary of the National Steel company Affects All Sections The holiday is affecting every section of the bituminous coal area with collieries closed in Iirtu ally every mining county and plans for new persuasion marches planned by Fayette county miners among whom the walkout began No violence was reported from any part of the industrial area with state police county officers and company deputies on guard Officers said however they fear trouble if a proposed third and big ger march on the Clairton plant of the Carnegie steel company is car ried out by miners Settle 18 Strikes NEW YORK Sept 28 Grover Whalen NRA chairmE for New York City advised Gen Hugh S Johnson today that the local re covery administration had settled 18 strikes and sent back to work 165900 workers Mediation io also in progress in volving 16071 additional workers while employes in about IS factor ies hiring from 15 to 1000 workers have been sent back to work pend ing settlement of labor differences Flooded Rivers Do Additional Damage to Mexican Seaport BEATEN BY FLEEING CONVICTS to convicts who escaped from the Indiana state prison at Michigan City Intl left there two prison employes seriously wounded At left Is Finley Curson 72 cleric in the prison who was shot und beat en At right Fred Wcllnltz turnkey who was beaten Louis E Kun kel of the Indiana state prison at Michigan City examining the cotton and paper in which guns and catridgcs wereship ped Into the prison TAMPICO Mex Sept 28 The rain swollen Panuco and Tamesl rivers rose steadily above flood levels today and brought further de struction to this port still prostrate from Sundays hurricane Heavy rains fell west of here and the national observatory warned that tropical storms might continue until Oct 10 Scattered reports from nearby towns told of additional deaths in juries and property damage May Almmlon Road WASHINGTON Sept 28 The Chicago St Paul and Minne apolis railroad may abandon its 28 mile branch line from Luvernc Minn to Doon Iowa the Inter state commerce commission decided Fear Convicts May Have Slain Captive Sheriff Indiana State Police Aided by National Guard in Their Hunt CHESTERTON IncJ Sept 28 was a growing apprehen sion today that Sheriff Charles Neel of Corydon Ind may have been put to death by four of the 10 convicts who slugged and shot their way out of the Indiana state prison lost Tuesday Capt Mathew Leach in command of the Indiana state police frankly said he was worried over the fate of the missing sheriff who was kidnaped by the escaping felons and that his men would concentrate their efforts on an attempt to find the sheriff rather than the capture of the missing convicts Join In Search Well get them sooner or later anyway he predicted Meanwhile 200 national guards men were ordered to join the police i their search for the convicts who have been reported seen in var ious places One report had four or five of the desperadoes in Chicago Another sent officers hurrying to a spot near Valparaiso while a third caused 150 officers to surround a wooded tract near McCool Ind No trace of the missing men however was found May Be in Chicago The report that some of the con victs may be hiding in Chicago fol lowed an attempt of Hammond Ind police to arrest four men suspected of being members of the group of 10 missing felons The Hammond police pursued an automobile con taining the four men into Chicago but were outdistanced Captain Leach last night detained for questioning Steve TrumbuII complaining that he was in charge of a broadcast over a nationwide network that erroneously described the activities of the police He said It told of a fierce gun battle be tween the escaped prisoners and the police and added that there was no truth to the report Z Pictures Identified LINCOLN Sept 28 Police Chief W C Condlt today said a Lincoln garage man had identified pictures of James Okla homa Jack Clark and Walter Dict erich as men who stopped here yes terday Clark and Dieterich were among 10 convicts who escaped Tuesday from the Indiana state prison West Branch Is Visited by ExPresident cptr 28 Former President Herbert Hoover stopped for a short time today in his native village while enroute from the Century of Progress expos ition at Chicago His appearance waa unheralded and businessmen and housewives hurriedly hung out flags when the word spread that the most distin guished son of West Branch had re turned for a brief visit Mr Hoover stopped to shake j hands and chat foe a few minutes with old friends before going to the public school building where he made an informal talk His party including Mrs Hoover then contin ued to Des Moines where it was to stop for lunch From Des Moines the Hoovers will go to Clinton Mo where Mr Hoover will inspect his farm The Hoovers spent lost night in Davenport They visited there with friends who called at their hotel The former president had no com ment to make other than to say that the Worlds fair was very nicely exhibited Guests of Hydcs TRENTON Mo Sept 28 in Former President and Mrs Herbert Hoover accompanied by Arthur J Hyde former secretary of agricul ture were expected to arrive here by motorcar this afternoon to be guests at the Hyde home here to night Tomorrow the Hoovers plan to motor to the former presidents 80 acre farm near Graham Mo for their first inspection of the place acquired in 1928 Mr Hyde will ac company them 40 HOUR WEEK IN FORO PLANT Company to Shut Down for Several Days to 35 Hour Average DETROIT Sept 28 of the ord Motor company today said the plant will be operated on a five day 40 hour week with a complete shutdown several days each month to bring the average down to the 35 hours prescribed by the NRA automobile code which the compan has not signed The officials said it was planned originally to operate the plant on a four day 32 hour basis followed later by a period of five days 40 hour operation to bring the average to 35 rurs a week That plan officials said has been abandoned Officials declined to comment on the closing of the Ford assembly plant at Chester Pa beyond stating that becaie of the closely inter locking nature of all production units In such a plant the absence of a new key man is likely to result in cessation of all operations They said they knew nothing of a sym pathy walkout of 500 employes in their Edgewater N J plant 3 MEN SOUGHT IN KIDNAPING HELD IN Narcotic and Rest Cure Place Is Invaded on Underworld Tip MINNEAPOLIS Sept 28 Mi Three men were held by department of justice operatives and police to day following a raid on a narcotic and rest cure institution after an underworld tip that men wanted in the Charles F Urschel and John Factor kidnapings were hiding there Two women seized with them were questioned and released and the men jailed and held without charge Investigators declised to reveal who they held Two city detectives and a uni formed patrolman with a machine gun went to the home on the local north side early today after their assistance was asked by two federal justice men working on the Urschel kidnaping in Oklahoma City and the Factor seizure in Chicago Guns nnd Dope A satchel full of narcotics and hypodermic syringes two rifles and an automatic pistol were seized at the place Two of the men taken in custody were said to bo from the east one from the Bronx New York and the other from Jersey City Both gave their occupations as bookmakers Itwasf learned the justice depart ment received a tip that a man named Brady said to be a com panion of Ice Connors former Still water convict wanted In connection witli the Factor case was at the rest cure place The raid came on this information but Brady was not found Open Final Arguments OKLAHOMA CITY Sept 28 T B Keenan assistant U S attorney general opened the final arguments in the Charles F Urschel kidnaping case today with a declar ation that the government is deter mined to wipe out kidnaping and the activities of machine gun gang sters The interest of the nation is fo cused upon the drama now coming to a close in this courtroom and we are here to find an answer to the question of whether we shall have a government of law and order or ab dicate in favor of machine gun gangsters Keenan told the jury Albert Bates and Harvey Bailey arc accused as principal defendants in the 5200000 kidnap case with George Kelly gunman arrested in Memphis The others are R G Boss Shannon his wife Ora and his son Armon and the five Min neapolis and St Paul men Barney Berman Clifford Skelly Isadore Elumenfeld Sam Kronick and Sam Kozberg Free Goodell Bank of All Restrictions DES MOINES Sept 28 The state banking department to day announced the release of the Goodell State Savings bank of Goodell and the Sloan State bank of Sloan from the restrictions of S F Ill to go under depositors agree ments Roosevelt Starts on Few Days of Rest at His Home Keeps Silent on Plan1 to Expand Credit to Aid Farmer HYDE PARK N Y Sept 28 fl Roosevelt entered upon a few days of rest at his ancestral home today carefully keeping to himself whatever thoughts he may have on any plan to expand credit for the benefit of agriculture and industry His happy smile prevailed yester day as he drove through crowds from New York to Hyde Park When he stopped at the family door step here to talk with newspaper men he laughed and said he was interested in the reports about a forthcoming statement from him Mr Roosevelt did disclose that he was ready to give federal sup port to the railroads for purchase of new equipment but he emphasized that he was going to use the federal rail coordinator to compile the needs and use the good office of the government to obtain the best price for the bulk offer Meanwhile the prime considera tion of Mr Roosevelt is a survey of the family place here He has turned over a big part of his 400 acres to the state as a laboratory on refores tation He is looking forward to a visit from state officials next Sun day to plan new plantings TALKATHON GOES ON SOMEWHAT DAMAGED BY STUDENTS RAID MONTREAL Sept 28 walkathon a queer endurance test which has been proceeding near Montreal since last July continued today considerably the worse for wear after a raid last night by 350 University of Montreal students just back from vacation Armed with vegetables decidedly on the off side the students de scended on the hall forced their way in and cleared the floor Stench bombs were thrown around pen nants torn down the electric light ing equipment put out of commis sion and a few windows smashed Font thousand spectators left hur riedly Authorities finally regained con trol and the nine contestants four pairs and a single resumed their stumbling shuffling min utes walking 10 minutes rest 50 minutes walking 10 minutes rest Fewer Families in Iowa Receive Help WASHINGTON Sept 28 decrease from 38384 to 36991 in the number of families in Iowa re ceiving relief from federal funds during August was announced by the federal relief administration To tal expenditures rose from 5524791 to 5532417 it was reported Justice of Peace to Get Hearing Monday LOGAN Sept 28 ot the Peace J M Davis set next Mon day as the date for hearing for Jus tice of the Peace Hugh Rock of Dunlap on a charge of embezzle ment Davis charged Rock with col lecting 55 on a bad check and con verting It to his own use Tin Salesman to Tree CEDAR RAPIDS Sept 28 Police are seeking two bandits who gagged nnd bound Carmen Smith salesman to a tree three miles from Cedar Rapids and robbed him of 512 and his automobile LABOR TROUBLE GROWS IN CUBA Government Sends Machine Gun Units to Towns in Interior HAVANA Sept 28 ernment machine gun units wcr eiiroule to tho interior today labor troubles increased Army headquarters said ihc troops were going to Camague province to guard sugar milli against workers attacks but the soldiers themselves declared their purpose was to suppress a revolu tion AH the Hershcy sugar interests suspended operations in Matanzas and Havana provinces because of strikes and the Hershey electric railway between Havana and Ma tanzas was not operating The situation remained tense at a match and cigaret factory in Matanzas where men workers at tacked women employes one of whom was wounded Efforts of neutral mediators hav ing failed a strike of Havana news paper employes continued President Ramon Grati San Mar tin became more optimistic about the nations financial condition and said treasury collections were growing daily and we hope soon to be back to normal Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Sept some of these radio commissions are telling how many detours stations can have why dont they limit them to how many rumors they can broadcast without any single iota of fact I am getting tired of being used as the object of some catastrophe and I suppose lots of others have the same thing happen to em all over the country Let em lose some law suits and they will start investi gating before they start broad casting Well I see where the New York stock exchange bluffed Tammany out of the tax They are going to put it on streetcar and subway travelers Yours WILL ROGERS CnpyrlRlit 033 McXnuslit Syiullrnlc JUDGE IS GIVEN TONGUE LASHING BYEXBUSQUEEN Lester Dibbles Motion for Directed Verdict Iowa Duck Season to Open at Noon Sunday DES MOINES Sept 28 season on duclts and geese in Iowa will open at noon next Sunday rather than early In the day the state fish and game commission an nounced today The season will ex tend until sunset Nov 30 and will pormit the shooting wild ducks geese brandt coot Wilson snipe or jacksnipe MAIL ROBBERS MISS BIG LOOT Snatch 3 Sacks With but Leave Behind Some Worth BOSTON Sept 28 robbers snatched three pouches o reglgteredmall containing valuables worth 3000 from a moving jitney truck nt the South station today but left behind other mail sacks containing approximately 5100000 A check of postal officials re vealed that the robbers had ob tained n sack destined for a New port R I savings bank containing three negotiable bonds worth 52000 and other items worth more A second sack containing 37 pieces of mail for Cape Cod points valued at 597 and a third containing in pennies for a Taunton Mass bank and other mail Miss Big JLoot In other sacks on the truck at the lime however were bags con taining money for banks in New port R I and Plymouth Mnss aggregating approximately 000 The thieves according to police reports concealed themselves in telephone booths near the receiving room of the postal station ami rushed the trucks as the money was being removed to be placed aboard trains Gathering up the registered mail sacks witnesses said the thieves fled through the baggage room to a waiting auto mobile Hohbers Act Quickly So quickly did the robbers act that John Higgins the bewildered driver of the electric truck on which the pouches were being transferred with a number of oth ers to an early train protested he bad seen no robbery committed He offered no resistance to the three men each of whom quickly picked a sack from the truck and darted to an outside loading platform where the fourth man sat at the wheel of nn automobile A taxicab driver Jacob Lasteff saw the trio leave and followed their car but was quickly outdis tanced He told his experience to two po licemen who rushed into the postal station hut said they were told there had been no robbery Calls for Assistance Fifteen minutes later however police headquarters received fran tic calls for assistance and squads of heavily armed men were dis patched to the terminal Many postal employes saw lie three robbers about the terminal for some time before the robbery but because all were roughly garb ed the employes concluded they were merely postoffice laborers re porting for extra work Wesley C Poole a guard as signed tt the truck wns 70 feet be hind the vehicle he said and cor robated Higgins that he had see no robbery committed Set Extradition Case of Insull For Oct 7 ATHENS Greece Sept 28 The extradition case against Samuel Instill former Chicago utilities op erator wanted by the United States government to answer a charge of violation of the bankruptcy laws was set today to begat Oct 7 Sustained Judge T A Bcardmore Thursday norning directed a verdict for the defendant bringing to a sudden close Helen Brewers 530000 action against the Firestone Tire and Bat tery company In directing the verdict the judge sustained the motion made by Les er Dibble cerense attorney after the plaintiff had rested her case Had Drama tlo Aspects The closing event in the giant trial which was now on its second week was not without its dramatic aspects Mrs Brewer apparently having learned what the decision was going to be before the judge form ally directed tho verdict came into the courtroom with fire In her eye Occupying her counsels chairs immediately in front of the judges bench she concentrated her gaze on him for several minutes during tlie preliminaries Called Tudgo n Hat Later when the judge left the courtroom for the library where he was waiting for her attorneys to file their final amendment to the petition sbe came out and accosted him Its rats like you that put this country in the shape its in she told the judge George Blake the court reporter was addressed as a double Grosser by the former bus queen Tho judge then asked the bailiff to calLthe sheriff Mrs Brewer walked but of theTopmwith Sher iff J MT Robertson and was not present when the actual verdict was returned Jury Directed Arguments on the motion which continued throughout tlie day worn completed Wednesday night but the judge hold his decision on the mat ter over until morning when the jurors were brought in and directed to find for the defendant In directing the verdict the judge held there was no representation made on which a showing of fraud could bo based Mrs Brewer had alleged that the Firestone company committed fraud by misrepresent ing the situation nt the time she entered a contract with it for warehousing the corporations pro ducts Dismissed Count Tlie defense which was forced to dismiss its breach of contract count in the trial did not however lose the one remaining ground for stay ing In court without a struggle J E Williams Mason City nml Ben Swisher Waterloo plaintiff at torneys argued and read law cases to the Judge most of the day con suming several times the time usetl by tlie defendant attorney Lester Dibble who with J E E Markley represented the tire company It was one of the most desperate legal battles that has been fought in lln local courtroom for years No Notice Yet Attorneys for Mrs Brewer havp not announced whether or not thr matter will be appealed to R higher court The coterie of branch office offi cials of the Firestone company wlm had been here for the trial returned to Des Moines Thursday afternoon accompanied by C L Wilson as sistant counsel of the Firestone Tire and Rubber company Akron Ohio who also was here Mr Wil son will fly from Des Moines to Akron Seek Opinion on Rosuls WASHINGTON Sept 28 The special board for public works today adopted a resolution seeking a legal opinion as to whether the federal government could withdraw road allotments from states that so far have not begun construction of highways IOWA WEATHER Generally fair slightly cooler possibly light frost northeast portion Thursday night Friday partly cloudy warmer In west and north pnrtinriH LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hour perioil ending at 8 oclock Thursday morn ing Maximum Wednesday 118 Minimum In VljM flo At 8 A M Thursday 51   

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