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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 17, 1933, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home XHE NEWSPAPER THAT HAKES AUL NORTU IOWANS NEIGHBORS H O ME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS X COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17 1933 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONK NO 34 Farley Has His Losses OMahoney to Quit Postoffice for Senate JOSEPH By IIEKBEUT rLUMMEK WASHINGTON Nov 17 Postmaster General Farley probably will look back on Tuesday Nov 7 with reflections not altogether happy Not only did Big Jim see the candidate he favored go down to defeat in New Yorks mayora campaign but at the same time he had snatchec from him one ol hig most trusted ani3 skillful po 1 i t i c a 1 lieuten ants in the post office depart ment The governor of Wyominghas an nounced he will appoint Joseph C OMahoney first assistant postmas ter general to the senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Sen Kendrick OMahoney was Farleys first choice for a place on his official staff when he became postmaster gen eral Experienced in the game of politics OMahoney was just the man Farley wanted at his side when he began distributing the rewards and prizes of the great democratic victory to the faithful Versed In The Game Joe OMahoney was schooled from the start in practical poli tics Although born in Massachu setts he went west as a young man and politicalthought and philosophy of that section He enlisted under the Theodore Roose velt banner in 1912 but returned to the democratic fold in 1916 and ard ently supported Woodrow Wilson for president Since then he has been one of the stalwarts of democracy He has taken an active part in the management of democratic cam paigns in Wyoming for thelast 13 years He directed the affairs of the Wyoming state committee in 1924 when Mrs Nellie Tayloe Rosswas elected governor In 1928 he waselected democratic national committeeman for Wyom ing and in 1932 was appointed vice chairmanof the national committee His Stature Growing It was at the democratic conven tion in Chicago last year that OMahoneys political stature loomed big on the national scene He was a member of the subcom mittee of the resolutions committee which helped draft the short plat form on which President Roosevelt was elected In the campaign Farley leaned on him heavily as his chief lieutenant in the west When the democratic victory came Farley brought him to Washington as one of his chief ad visers on patronage OMahoney is 49 A student of his tory and the science of government he has a faculty for remembering ttetails Curiously enough he takes in the senate the place of the man for whom he once worked as secretary S RECOGNIZES SOVIET RUSSIA House Passes Emergency Banking Bill 90 to 8 FORCE PACKING PLANT TO CLOSE Pickets Keep Employes From Going to Work at South St Paul SOUTH ST PAUL Nov 17 Operations ceased at the Armour incl company pant here today due Lo activity of pickets who drove iiack nonstriking workers who ought to enter One picket was knocked down by in automobile whose driver refused lo stop Another man fled through a picket line chased by nearly 300 and entered the plant Company officials were allowed to enter the plant but said too few of the employers had been ible to enter to allow operations Members of the packing house industrial union arn on strike demanding increased wages union recognition and other changes RULE OF DOUBLE LIABILITY WOULD BE ENDED BY ACT Senate Defers Action on Bank Measure Until Next Week DES MOINES Nov 17 The house today by a vote of 90 to 8 passed the first of the emergency legislation proposals an adminis tration banking bill which would remove the double liability of stock holders of state banking institu tions that they may take advantage of the federal deposit insurance law Two attempts to sidetrack con sideration of the bill until a later date failed Representative Goode of Davis asked deferment until Nov 21 while Representative Avery of Clay sought to make it a special order of business for 11 a m Mon day Goode withdrew his motion and the Avery attempt was defeated 31 to 49 Oppose Speedy Action The two members cautioned against speedy action declaring it unnecessary and asserted further time was needed for study of the bill They declared no state bank would suffer as the result of a few days deferment Representative Ellsworth of Har din had charge of the measure on the floor as chairman of the banks and banking committee He de clared the bill was needed and pointed out that national banks are in a position to insure deposits under federal law and said Unless action is taken to make the state law conform to the federal law it will be costly to state banking in stitutions I know of banks right now that are waiting on legislative ac tion on this question If it is favor able they will go on if not blow Call Dill Necessary Representatives Johnson of Lyon and Zylstra of Sioux also rose in defense of the bill declaring they could see no objectionable features and asserting that it would place the state banks on a parity with the national banks They contended that it was vitally necessary An attempt to consider the Zyl stra McKinnon Stimpson and Cun ningham small loan bill failed when the house adopted a motion by Rep resentative Hanson of Winnebago to have it deferred Senator Valentine of Appanoose and Representative Teter of Marion together with 12 other members in each branch introduced a bill giv ing preference to Iowa mined coal for public purposes when the coal is found in marketable quantities is of suitable quality and the heat ing apparatus is reasonably adopt ed to its use Failure to give this preference would be a misdemeanor punishable Body of Kidnaped Youth Is Sought in Frisco Bay Grappling Hooks Drag Up Strip of Cloth Two Confess Turn tn In Z Column Wea IOWA WEATHER Fair and somewhat colder in rtist and south portions Friday night Saturday generally fair iiml slightly colder in southeast portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 81 Minimum in Night 21 At 8 A M Friday 30 STEEL ASKS FOR EXTENSION Expresses Satisfaction With Operation in Effects on Industry WASHINGTON Nov 17 The steel industry today requested the NRA for an extension of its code until May 31 1934 at the same time recording in a formal resolu tion its general satisfaction with the operations of the code in its ef fects on the This resolution was made public by Hugh S Johnson after it had been forwarded to President Roose velt The original steel industry code was adopted for a trial period of three months and the extension is for purposes of further trial to the em that sufficient time may be given more fully to demonstrate that the code will effectuate the purposes of the NRA law officials earlier had said they expected the code to be In full operation only towards the expira tion of the first trial period and that further time would be needed to determin how successful it was toward spreading employment higher wages for workers and more compact self government in the in dustry SAN JOSE Nov 17 Efforts to recover the body ol Brooke L Hart which authorities said would complete the case against his alleged kidnapers and slayers were pressed by state and federal authorities today John M Holmes 29 and Thomas H Thurmond 28 who department of justice agents and state officials said confessed to throwing Hart m San Francisco bay after abducting him were held In a San Francisco jail Grappling hooks brought up a strip of white cloth with thin purple stripes from the bay near the place where the two men were quoted as saying they tossed the 22 year old San Jose store executive Attached to the shirt strip was what officers said looked like a piece of human The cloth and flesh were brought to San Francisco where the latter was an alyzed today Material Matched Shirt Authorities said the material matched the description of a shirt Hart was wearing when he vanished shortly before a ransom de mand was made by telephone to his family Nov 9 A San Francisco police boat and a yacht owned by a friend of the Hart family were engaged iu the dragging operations Efforts to recover the body were started shortly after Holmes and Thurmond allegedly confessed yes terday and were taken to San Fran cisco to prevent possible mob vio lence from San Jose residents who swarmed about the courthouse here Omy Two Involved Sheriff William J Bmig who trapped Thurmond in a telephone booth at a San Jose garage while the latter was allegedly making further ransom demands on Alex J Hart wealthy San Jose merchant and father of young Hart said no one except the two men was in volved Holmes was later arrested at a hotel to which officers were led by Thurmond and was taken to San Francisco where he was by state and federal authorities The two men jvere temporarily held under the federal kidnaping law District Attorney Fred Thomas said here they will be prosecuted U tier a state law which makes the penaltyfor kidnaping where the victim suffers bodily injury death or life imprisonment Confessions Vary Little Sheriff Emig said the alleged confessions of the two men varied only in minor details and that each sought to place the major respon sibility on the other As quoted by Sheriff Emig and other officials the men said they abducted young Hart while he was leaving a parking lot in his auto mobile took him to the bridge knocked him unconscious with a brick bound him and weighted him down and then threw him into the bay Holmes operator of a San Jose service station and Thurmond until recently employed by an oil com pany are members of respected Santa Clara county families Traced by Call No suspicion was directed toward j them Sheriff Emig said until the j telephone call to the Hart home j was quickly traced and Thurmond was found in the garage booth Holmes wife after hearing of his arrest went to the home of n sister in Stockton taking with her the couples two children David 6 and Joyce 5 Ira B Langdon a Stock ton attorney announced he had been retained by her to represent Holmes Harts parents were reported prostrated by grief The elder Hart fainted when he was notified by Ma Blum a close friend that his son was dead BKOOKE HART Mary McCormic Sued for Million Dollars LOS ANGELES Nov 17 Mary McCormic who can sing and slap with equal virtuosity was sued for u million dollars today by the woman she smacked on the jaw In a newspaper office Wednesday night WOULD ASK US TO BUY UP LAND Inflation and Reduction of Corn Acreage Sought in Iowa Resolution DES MOINES President Roosevelt would be menv orialized to inflation and removal from production by a joint resolution pre pared today for consideration by the Jpwageneral assembly Federal purchase of acres of land including wheat of cotton and of corn land is suggested to withdraw acreage from production as a means of controlling the agri cultural surplus President The resolution would memorialize the president to immediately exer cise his powers to bring about a rise in price levels by currency in flation and for the purpose of es tablishing an adequate sound and stable currency system as declared for by the president In his inaugur al To this end it urged that the content of gold back of the dollar be two and fixed at grains of pure gold Under this plan it was proposed that a sufficient amount of curren cy be issued against this free gold to purchase the acres of land pay for the federal public works program and retire maturing treasury certificates and United States Liberty bonds of Each Branch Sponsored in the assembly by four members of each branch the resolution further urges that silver as well as gold be made eligible and compulsory for reserves back of all currency issue on such basis either for commodity or gold prices as congress or the secretary of the treasury or president may deter It also urges that by taxation or otherwise any profit resulting from the increased value of gold should inure to the benefit of the United States government and not the federal reserve Advocates Action In advocating the proposed ac tion the resolution declares that agriculture and economic condi tions today existing in Iowa and throughout the nation are such as to make it imperative that immed iate action be taken of a fundamen tal nature looking to the restora tion and parity between agriculture ami industry the lesseningr of the debt burden and the establishment of an adequate sound and slaols currency Senate sponsors of the proposed resolution were Senators Lafe Hill of Floyd county John Calhoun of Keosauqua and T W Mullaney of Waukon while in the house It was supported by Representatives C L Rice of Keokuk Charles J of Hawarden Ben B Dornn of Grand Junction and Roy 1 SOUTH of Charles City Approve Conservation Corps BELLEVUE Nov 17 proval of a civilian conservation corps camp for 100 men was re ceived from M L Hutton superin tendent of parks for the state con servation board PITTMAN THINKS PRESIDENT WILL RESTORE SILVER Says Roosevelt to Take Initiative No Word at White House BULLETIN WASHINGTON Nov U fP resolution indorsing the ad ministrations rnonetury pro gram in its entirely WHS adopted today by a conference of senators Industrialists uul economists called liy senators and Smith IS inflationists WASHINGTON Nov 17 To other American monetary devel opments there was added today a prediction by Senator Pittman D long an advocate of sil ver remonetizatlon that President Roosevelt will take the Initiative iu the restoration of He has under consideration now various plans to accomplish said PIttman in a speech for the monetary conference called today by Senators Thomas and Smith S Coinage of Silver One plan that I have submitted to him for his Pitt man continued is the opening of the mints of the United States to the coinage of silver produced in the United From the white house though Roosevelt favored this plan above the many others that he is studying But personsfamiliar with the presidents program expressed a eventually at least he would try to do something more concrete for silver Relied on Ilnn So far these persons said the president had relied upon his gold buyingplan hopeful that as the prices of commodities went up that of silver would too Even some of his advisers however fail to agree on whether silver is a monetary metal like gold or just another commodity With Henry Morgenthau this morning talcing his oath as un dersecretary of the treasury some administration sources held there was no change likely soon in the governments monetary plan Whether the fact that the gold price today for a fourth consecu tive lay was kept steady at meant Mr Roosevelt was any nearer stabilization of the dollar in the for eign exchange none would say Dollar Skidding The dollar had been obviously faster than the admin istration desired nut late yester day it rebounded vigorously in New York in terms of other currencies closing at to the pound ster ling as against a peak of At the same time Wall street took cognizance of reports that there would be federal action of some sort to stem the export of capital through foreign exchange control although Washington of ficials denied knowledge of such steps Commodities strengthened cotton and wheat went up govern ment bonds after early heavy sales and declines stiffened a little in la ter tradings Price of Gold Is Unchanged for 4th Day Seen as Evidence of Effort to Steady Dollar WASHINGTON Nov 17 For the fourth successive day the administration held the price of do mestic newly mined gold at an un changed level today an action which many interpreted as increasing evi dence of an effort to steady the wildly fluctuating dollar The quotation announced an ounce waa well below the world price of Ihe previous metal which ranged upward froni at the opening exchange rate of to the pound at London 20 Cents Stronger The dollar at this figure was 20 cents stronger than at yesterdays London close but it quickly weak ened and ran down to only to recover to Rumors flew thick and fast prom inent among them a report later denied in government quarters here that the administration was prepar ing to clap an embargo on export of capital and the offering of dol lars on foreign exchange on the strength of which the dollar under went a spectacular recovery late yesterday In New York Guard Against Leuks Whether the government Is buy Ing or not buying gold abroad at present officials as usual would not say They are guarding this cate phase of the gold operations agaiiist leaks Avhicnwoulflstipply speculators and others with infejr mation on the governments plans The purpose behind the domestic and foreign purchases is to Increase the price of gold In the expectation of influencing commodity prices up ward The latter have shown a def inite trend toward higher levels which has been extremely gratify ing to the administration Coincident KeKiill However a coincident result lias been to unsettle the dollar and act It to fluctiting over a wide range with a tendency to drop precipita tely Government bond prices have tended downward O M W Sprnguc special finan cial advisor to the treasury de clined to comment today on reports that when ho called on President Roosevelt yesterdty he carried his resignation with him but was per suaded by the chief executive to withhold it Sprague former Harvard cconom ics professor and a conservative on money matters came to the gov ernment from an Important post with the Bank of England 25 Injured as Police Clash With Students GUADALAJARA Nov 17 clashes between stu dents and police had resulted today In injuries to 22 students including two women and three officers EMBARGO LIFTED ON DURUM WHEAT North Dakota Governor Acts Following Price Rise at Duluth N Nov 17 Dakotas nearly month old wheat embargo partially lifted by Gov William Langer ti day for a six day period to permit outstate shipment of durum wheat It continues on hard spring wheat The ban on durum wheat is lifted by the governors oruor from to day until midnight Nov 22 after which the embargo on outstate shipments of all wheat declared Oct 19 becomes operative again Modification or the embargo will follow closely upon rises in price of durum at Duluth where the range has been from 85 cents to a bushel which has made It possible for Canadian shippers to send in their durum despite a 42 centa a bushel tariff Approval Asked on Revisions in U Hospital Plan County Quota System Woulc Be Substituted for Part Payment Plan DES MOINES Nov 17 vised recommendations of the spe cial Interim committee on the Uni versity of Iowa hospital were ex pected to be presented for commit tee approval today The revisions announced by Bop Spcidcl of Washington will substitute the county quota plan for the part pnymont plan in admitting indigenta to tho hospitals The committee at a session yes terday conferred with ft K Neff administrator and Clar ence M Updegraff legal advisor and decided to make the substitu tion after discussion The county quota plan now Ir effect allows commitment of in digents to the hospitals according to the population of the counties Formerly the group had recom mended the part payment plan whereby the hospitaliyation costs were to be split between the county and the state TiiiH plan Speldcl would not be u solution to the waiting list problem and the same cost would accrue against the taxpayer regard less of whether It was paid ly the county or the The recommcndatlonn will fur ther propose that orthopedic and obstetrical cases be exempted from the general provisions MAY MEAN LIFE ROOSEVELT AND RUSSIAN ENVOY ARE IN ACCORD itvinoff to Rem a in in Washington F R to Warm Springs BULLETIN WASHINGTON Nov Thu United States today extend ed diplomatic recognition to soviet Russia after IB years of nonrecognition This photo shows the sign post on which tho government bases Its hope of sending linger Touhy gang louder mid his three aides to prison for life In their trial lit St 1iuil for thekidnaping of Wlillnm llamm wealthy St iliiil brewer Hninin clitlnm hesaw llio sign in Wisconsin from ho automobile In which ho was being curried away by Inn kidnapers thu nirmtcan proyo ho saw It In ping Will be sub firlnglhg the men under tho provisions of the new federal kidnaping law REOPENS ITS KIDNAPING CASE Wants to Take Jury to See Car in Which Touhy Gang Rode ST PAUL Nov 17 federal government today reopencc Its case against four Chicago men on trial for the abduction WitttttnrHamm millionairi St Paul brewer who was kidnaped last June IB Presentation of Its case was com pleted yesterday George 1lelscy as Hlstant United States district attor ney announced after four clays o taking testimony from govern men witnesses To View Auto Just before announcing the gov crnment rested however Heiscj moved lo have the jurors taken t view the automobile in which Roge Touhy Eddie Father McFaddcn Gustav Gluomy Gua Schafer an Willie Sharkey were riding whci they were arrested at Elkhorn last July 19 Federal Judge M M Joyce re served a ruling on the motion a that time but today denied tho pro seditions motion adding however that it could be renewed later on Stand It was for the purpose of renew Ing the motion and laying the foun datlon for it that Heisey reopene tho calling Werner Hann 1 charge of the local federal depart ment of justice bureau Hanni testified as to the dcscrip tion of the automobile and relate how he drovo it from Milwaukee tc St Paul last Oct Prior to the convening of cour defense and prosecution conferred more than a half hou with Judge Joyce over a number o depositions which William Scot Stewart chief defense counsel ex pccts to submit alibis for Scha fcr Lindbergh In an effort to establish under th socalled Lindbergh law interstat transportation of a kidnaped person held for ransom and conspiracy t transport the government took tes tlmony from Charles L Mott SI Paul and T R Perry assistan maintenance engineers of Mlnne sota and Iowa respectively that th highway sign Hamm previously sal he saw kidnap ride could no have been in Minnesota The millionaire brewer gllmpsei a sign reading JanesvilleBeloit and he thought the numerals 10 There is no Beloit In Mlnnesot Turn lo 1ani t Column Jj WASHINGTON Nov 17 merglng from the white house iCter a conference with President Roosevelt Maxim Litvinof f told re porters that he thought there vouldbe a statement today on of the soviet by this jovoramont after 16 years of abnor nal relations Lltvlnoft added however that any announcement was to come rom Mr Roosevelt This was ex acted before the chief executive eaves for Warm Springs late Business In Washington Liltvlnoff said he had made no 7lans to go to Warm Springs but hat he did not intend to leave Yashlngton Immediately as he has some business The commlasar conferred with he president at the white house In Jie forenoon for more than an hour and also talked to William Bul lltt the state departments Rus sian expert A conference which broke up at 1 oclock this morning brought the president and the soviet commissar Into mutual agreement on the prob lems Attends Musicals Lltvlnoff went to the executive mansion a nhisicale given after a dinner to the cabinet An hour later he with drew to Mr Roosevelts study and spent two hours hi conference with the president Secretary Woodln of the treasury Henry Morgenthau who today becomes undersecre tary of the treasury Undersecre tary William Phillips of the state deportment and William Bullitt the state departments Russian Lltvlnoff departed without com ment While the white house meeting was on three army trucks were be ing loaded a few blocks away with records stored In the old Russian embassy With LHvinoffs approval they were removed to a downtown government building for examina tion by American and soviet offi cials Heavy Police Guard Secrecy and a heavy police guard surrounded the move None of the interested parties would disclose the exact nature of the records trucked away It was considered likely they dealt with debts of the Kerensky regime A formula for the debt question presented a major diffi culty In the RooseveltLltvlnoff Tiim to 2 Column 6 Clark Writ Upheld by District Judge DES MOINES Nov 17 District Judge Ladd denied a mo tion of the state executive council to quash a writ of certiorari on which State Insurance Commis sioner E W Clark successfully re sisted investigation of his office Costa of the hearing were assessed to the council SOVIET UNION MAP This map Ig of special value not only to teachers arid stu dents but everybody curious about or Interested in the domain of the soviets There Is no similar map available elsewhere It iu geographically as accurate and uptodate as expert cartograph ers can make it and shows all the vast territory that was once Russia and Siberia as well as part of all bordering territory Order a copy Use coupon Mason Information Bureau Frederic T Haskin Director Washington C I enclose 10 centa in coin carefully wrapped for the map of the Soviet Union Street City State
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