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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowaa DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH lOWAXS NE1GHBO1SS QME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE BREMER MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8 1934 THIS PAPER COMStmLa SECTION ONE 105 BY Dollar Star Performer Germany fteeps Eye on Money Policy of U S EDITORS NOTE This is the seventh oi a series of eight art icles telling in what American institutions and customs foreign chiefly arc interested By TOM WILHBLM BERLIN American dol lar has become a star performer on Germanys news stage Because of their own experiences with inflation Germans read eager ly of the United States monetary moves and they are most interested in the inflationary aspects Save for stories of catastrophes little foreign news is printed in Germany but articles on American money manipulation are given a good deal of attention Since the dollar was pushed off the gold standard German news editors have altered their appella tion for America It used to be the land of boundless possibilities Now it is the former land of bound less possibilities Can Clamber Back Some wrJtiers caution Germans to withhold judgement of the Roosevelt monetary policy declaring that Americas supply of gold is such as to peimit her to clamber back aboard the gold standard wagon over night at a devalued dollar price Political writers make capital out of the inflation theories in America The Nachtausgabe wrote At presentit is impossible to forecast where the American ex periment will end The German peo ple can be thankful that the gov ernment under the leadership of Chancellor Adolf Hitler in the fight against unemployment stay away from all money experiments The way chosen is not light but all the more surely must lead to suc cess Fight With AVall Street The Deutsche DiplomatischPoli tische Korrespondenz a tip sheet sent to editors and reflecting views of government circles suggests that the American experiments will have afarreaching effect on world markets and cautions against panicky reports such as fill a part of the Parisian press Economic writers in Der Deutsche see the fluctuating dollar as a fight to the end with Wall Street inter ests who through the Federal Re serve bank system have been able practically to control American gold movements Naturally President Roosevelt is Americas chief news personality so far as Germany is concerned Run a close second is Senator William BoraTi whose activities are followed closely here because his strictures against the Versailles treacly include criticisms of the Pol ish Corridor scheme Interested In Liquor Jvews Americas liquor situation too lias attracted attention with Ger man vintners and distillers welcom ing the additional markets created by repeal but bemoaning the fall of the dollar which tended to give Ger man exports a lower price for their goods Track athletics and boxing hold the center of American sports news for Germany largely because of Max Schmeling Interest in American movies par ticularly animated cartoons is fair ly great Indictment of Kraschel Upheld DISORDERS STOP AS DOUMERGUE TAKES OVER JOB Former PresidentPlans Government of Elder Statesmen PARIS Feb 8 Doumergue aged servant of Franco told asuddenly tranquil nation to day that he would give it a gov ernment of elder states men cabinet The streets of Paris after two days of mad rioting which resulted in the resignation former Pre mier Edouard Daladier and his cab inet today heard only the shout Vivi Doumergue Back from his retirement on his quiet country estate in the south of France Doumergue former presi dent former premier and former minister in half a dozen govern ments announced he would exact a truce from the dissident political parties Calls Experienced Meii He said he intended to surround himself with ministers like himself thoroughly experienced in statescraft His return to the battleground of politics is Doumergues supreme sacrifice for his country He had IN TWO SYLLABLES PARIS Feb 8 Doumergue new premier of France pronounces his last name in two syllables DooMayerg hoped when he left the presidency three years ago to be able to end his life in the peace of a private citizen The premierdesignate declared The urgency of the hour does not permit me to form any sort of min istry other than ore of a political truce composed of eminent men well versed in statescraft Clean Up Debris Today as reinforced bands of laborers went to work cleaning up the debris left on last nights con flicts the riot dead were counted at 12 and those injured and wounded in the thousands Edouard as Premier with his cabinet yester day In the hope of avoiding further disorders urged that martial law be declared in a midnight session with President Lebrun it was learned today The president refused and thus the ministrys resignation was forced Threaten to TJsc Guns Veterans of the national union told Lebrun Tuesday they had gone unarmed in their demonstrations against police and troops but threa tened to resume the attack Wednes day with rifles swords and even machine guns The cabinets surrender appeased them The veterans left last nights rioting to communists and hood Tiirn to faff 4 Colnnm 3 tetafucEcrdccfifieshi 136 MILLIONS IN WASHINGTON Feb bert Utterback of Des Moines prob ably willsucceed Robert W Colflesh as district attorney for southern Iowa when the latters resignation is accepted administration channels have indicated Wea FORECAST Iowa Mostly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday Slightly warmer Friday Minnesota Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday possibly light snow In east portion slowly rising tempera ture LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for A hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 29 In Night IX At 8 A M Thursday IS SnowfalI Trace LOANS OPTIONS Credit Corporation Reports Amounts Advanced Upon Corn Cotton WASHINGTON Feb 8 Commodity Credit association an nounced that loans on cotton and corn and advances on cotton op tions up to Feb 2 totaled 465 The total of loans on corn made on the basis of 45 cents a bushel was 346347021 with 5103656000 still available for disbursement Re payments on corn totaled 30l73G Corn loans disbursed by R F C agencies were distributed aa fol lows Chicago Kansas City 560181 Minneapolis 5990 709 Omaha St Louis The corporation also declared that there was corn under seal on Feb 3 in stntes on which loans might be made in the following amounts Iowa Ne braska South Dakota STORM CENTER USsmlssal of Jean Chiappe above as chief of Paris police caused some of the agitation loading to the worst riots In modern French history Asso ciated1 Press Attempt Boost of Big Fund for CWA in Senate Log Roiiini of by House WASHINGTON Feb 8 dependents of both parties allied themselves in the senate as this afternoon waned in a determined attempt to boost the CWA fund to two billion dollars The Roosevelt lines showed no in dication of wavering however A you help me Ihelp you at titude in the house meanwhile led to approval of one tiny bill after another National problems were sidetracked there for the moment for legislative topics of importance to Individuals and communities The mortality rate on such measures was noted to be lower than cus tomary the pace approximating 30 or more an hour Cutting R N Mex and Costigan D paying scant respect to party labels as such joined for the massive CWA fund in the relief bill that already totals as passed by the house Of that amount would be for direct relief The history of these times con tended Cutting will show that the greatest plume in the plumage of the Roosevelt administration was the CWA Indications that the history pos sibly will show shady chapters were seen in some quarters at the cap itol from the grand jury investiga tion going on into alleged conspir acy to defraud the government on army contracts There was no ex pectation of Immediate indictments btit developments arc likely next week Arrest Warrant for Martin Insull Denied TORONTO Feb 8 C Woods official of the United States consulate here today asked Justice H T Kelly to issue a war rant for the arrest of Martin J Insull former Chicago utilities exe cutive under United States bank ruptcy laws The application was refused Bomb Kills Woman and Wounds 3 Men BARCELONA Spain Feb 8 unidentified woman was killed and three men one of them a po liceman were wounded today when a huge bomb exploded on Paralelo boulevard Food Code Enforcers Will Subdivide State DES MOTNES Feb 8 Zeh chairman of the Iowa food and grocery distributors code authority announced that the state will be subdivided into 35 areas in which a code authority will be net up it Washington officials approve a plan voted In a meeting of the au thority here Conferees to Get 3 Point Tax Measiire House Tables Bill for County Extension Hoar Us BULLETIN DBS MOINES Feb 8 Tho housif by a vote of 11 to 77 refused today to concur In senate amendments to the In terim three point tax bill DES MOINES Feb 8 tempt to create county extension boards to replace the extension and educational work now being done by the county Farm IBureaus failed in the house today which laid on the table the MaloneMooreof Harrison measure providing for the setup of the board The motion to table was made by Representative Reed of Mahaska and carried 57 to 47 after more than an hours debate on the subject Reed told the members that even if the house passed thebill there wag slight likelihood of its enact mentby and be lieved i that in the interests of har mony the bill should be tabled at this time Tie Vote on Sifting In the senate Lieut Gov N G Kraschel propounded the question of appointing a sifting committee resulting in a tie vote Kraschel then said the question would be re newed tomorrow and every morning thereafter until the senate wag readyvfor The senate went into a commit tee of the whole at 11 a m to hear speakers on a bill to change the method of computing the aver age weekly earnings under the workmens compensation act Leaders of the house called a conference this afternoon to plan that bodys course of action on sen ate amendments to the three point tax bill Will Refuse to Concur Indications were the house would refuse to concur In major amend ments by the senate thereby forc ing the bill to conference commit tee It seemed probable that the house would concur in corrective amend ments to the measure The county extension boards pro posed under the MaloneMoore measure would be composed of one member from each township se lected at a township meeting Counties would be authorized to make appropriations for educational work for improving and advancing agriculture home economics and Junior extension work In rural com munties Umlt Appropriations Appropriations in counties under 25000 population would be limited to In counties over 25000 the maximum would be Officers of the county boards would be nonsalaried and each board would name a county agent to carry on the work planned by it The boards also would cooperate with Iowa State college and federal agencies The board members and agents would be prohibited from engaging in any commercial or political activ ities The action of the house virtually precludes any further consideration Tnrn In Jagt 4 Column 1 BLACK ON WAY TO WASHINGTON Says CornHogr Benefits to Be Quicker If Rider Is Signed DES MOINES Feb 8 A G Black cornhog administrator was on his way to Washington to day after announcing here that farmers will receive the first Install ment of hog benefits and corn land rental payments four to nix weeks sooner if they sign the rider to the contract whereby the producer agrees to accept corrections to his contract Dr Black left here last night after a conference with the Iowa cornhog committee He explained that contracts will be acted upon by the county allot ment committees before being sent to the state board of review which will pass on them before they are forwarded to Washington for pay ment FEDERAL JUDGE DENIES MOVE TO QUASH CHARGES Forgery Count Cited to Court Attorneys in Verbal Clash By IttY P PORTER Associated Press Staff Writer DES MOINES Feb 8 eral Judge Charles A Dewey today overruled a demurrer to quash a conspiracy indictment against Lieut Gov NelsG Kraschel His ruling came at the end of arguments presented by opposing attorneys featured by an angry ex change between government counsel and John Hughes chief defense law yer The court interrupted the govern ments arguments being presented by Assistant District Attorney Frank L Wilson to challenge the prosecutions statement that the in dictment waa properly drawn No Pecuniary Loss The court indicated that the charge of conspiracy to defraud by obstructing the functions of the public works administration did not imply pecuniary loss to thegov ernment and that further argu ment concerning the overt acts cited in the indictment should be made assistant district ittOrHeyfafew tHe courts attention to a charge of alleged forgery cited in the indictment and Judge Dewey held that section In dictable and overruled the demur rer The forgery charge was returned by a federal grand jury at Ottumwa in connection with the alleged forg ing of an application for a loan from the Public Works Administra tion by the city of Ottumwa for a viaduct project Application Altered The indictment alleges that the application was altered to request only the grant and that the lieuten ant governor and Carleton D Beli Des Moincs Investment banker were responsible for the alteration without tho consent of Ottumwa officials The charge is the basis for a separate Indictment against Beh The courts ruling followed pre sentation of lengthy arguments by the defeise and a strong plea to dismiss the indictment Hughes presented numerous doc uments and bulletins of the pubMc works administration in support of his contention that Kraschels al leged actions in urging county and city officials to seek loans locally rather than from the PWA were not illegal Lawyers Jn The clash between opposing law yers came as Hughes finished quot ing from a speech made in Chicago Sept 23 1933 by Secretary Ickes which Hughes said had not been presented to the grand jury at Ottumwa Fountain challenged the state ment and demanded an apology from Hughes for the defense attor neys presumption to know what testimony had been given to the In vestigating body How do you know that Foun tain interrupted Mr Hughes owes us all an apology The speech was being cited by Hughes as an example that the PWA itself encouraged political sub divisions to finance the 70 per cent Joans for projects locally rather than Reeking both loans and grants from the federal government No Immediate Answer Hughes did not answer Fountain immediately and Frank F Wilson also assistant district attorney con tinued the Interrogation How do you know what was presented before the grand jury at Ottumwa Wilson demanded Hughes declined to answer and Judge Dewny Interrupted I think you should apologize Mr Hughes to the government Then the court added Perhaps Mr Hughes has been taiklng to some of the grand jurors Hughes denied this and finally ad mitted that his statement had prob ably been too hasty and offered an apology to the court and the gov ernment attorneys withdrawing his previous statement Admits Error Perhaps I said something in my enthusiasm which I did not wholly mean he said I did not Intend to NAPERS FATHER AND SON REUNITED ADOLPH BREMKR KDWARD G BREMER Adolph Bremer Expresses Thankfulness at Return Gives Out As Kidnaped Son Comes Home ST PAUL Fob 81 fulness for the of his eld est son held 23 days by kidnapers who demanded 5200000 ranaomi was expressed by the aged and Chappy fatheroffcdwardG Bremer banker today The statement handed toreport ers by Otto Bremer uncle of the banker chairman of the board American National bank and head of the Minnesota Home Owners Loan corporation said Interest of Presldunt I greatly appreciate the per sonal interest of the president and the governor and the splendid co operation given by the press and the radio The city state and federal law enforcing authorities have been most kind In their efforts and offers of assistance Above all I will never forget their humane willingness to stand by when my pleas convinced them that Ed wards life wns in serious jeopardy No Sacrifice Too Great No sacrifice has been too great for my brother Clarence Newcomb and others who at great risk have done their part It la my earnest prayer that other fathers and mothers will be spared the agony of a similar or deal The statement was signed by Adolph Bremer Burglars Get in Sioux City Store SIOUX CITY Fob 8 lars obtained last night at the Hyman Fiahgall ready to wear store here They effected entrance by climbing an adjoining stairway and cutting a hole in a brick wall They opened the safe by hammering off the dial and punching back the bolts Former lowin Orlnka Poison MIAMI Fia Feb 8 Stephen F Gerard 38 who came here three years ago from Burling ton Iowa and who has been unem ployed ended his life by drinking poison placed in a bottle of beer Turn to Column t Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal Feb did you read what Jesse Jonea head of the Reconstruc tion Finance told the New York bankers convention Jesse told em You boys will either start in loaning business and industry some money to operate on or the government will do It Course the old bankers just got four yeara of good cussring by every body For loaning too much mon ey Well they got some awful nice buildings so when a banker failfl he fails In splendor so thats something Yours WILL ROGERS Copyriftht 1934 IrcNnught Syndicate AUSTRIA DRIVES AGAINST NAZIS Steel Helmeted police Take Over Socialist Centers in Vienna VIENNA Veb 8 helmetcd police with bayonets fixed occupied socialist centers in Vienna today as tho Austrian gov drive against nazis and socialists entered a new phase Soldiers joined Vienna police in taking over a number of nuch buildings Including that in which the socialist newspaper Arbeiter Zeitung la published The newspaper building was heavily guarded An Associated Press man who attempted to enter was told he might if he desired but that no one was being permitted to leave Cordons Around District Later army lorries with troops began throwing cordons around the whole district in which socialistac tivities arc centered to forestall possible socialist reprisals The idea behind this new turn of events is to defeat the nazl po litical movement in Austria by demonstrating that marxism can bo exterminated without the help of the nazia That accomplished it was be lieved leaders would claim that the nails arguments that a national socialist regime Is needed to sup press marxism had been proved in valid Apparently these developments justified at leant in part fears voiced by socialist leaders yester day when Chancellor Engclbert DoJlfufls departed for Budapest leaving ViceChancellor Emll Fey in charge Lender of Jfclniwchr Fey also Is a leader in the fascist Hetmwehr home guard and this led socialists to become apprehen sive that attempts might be made to repeat in Vienna a coup by which fascists seized control of the tyro Several other provincial sections of Austria are under virtual fas cists control with fascist troops de manding that a fascist commission be formed to advise the elected provincial officials Chancellor DolKuss Is expected to return tomorrow after a two day visit with Premier Goemboes of Hungary No Government Change BUDAPEST Feb 8 cellor Engelbert DollfUHfl of Austria here for a call on Premier Julius Goemboes of Hungary said today that the world need not expect any change in the government of Aus tria In the near future Without boasting and with abso lute certainty said Dollfusa J can tell you that the governments position has never been so strong as today CLAIM RANSOM PAID BY ST PAUL FAMILY Magee Delivered Money and Dr Nippert Got Three Notes BULLETIN ST PAUL Feb 8 slblllty Edward ft Bremcr banker released yesterday after being held by kidnapers more thnn three weeks might have been held InIowa seen to day in statements of County Attorney M F Klnkead and George F Sullivan United States districtattorney here ST PAUL Feb 8 somed with an undetermined amount of money Edward G Bremer seized1 for Jan 17 was freed last night after a 23 day Imprisonment in an unlocated hide out v Wounds on the head whlcli lie had suffered wnen spirited away by thel gang were healed Dr i Joseph Sprafka personal friend of the 37 year old banker said though the victim was weak exhausted Vrid very verynervous1 v Dr Sprafkawas summoned soon after thei son of AdolphBremer personal fricnd Of PresidentfRoose1 volt had returned home after be ing thrown out on ahighwaynear or at j Rochester Minn about miles south lughVDri Sprafka revealed ihad beenpaid but he1 did notkriow hotf in n 2 Postmasters Appointed WASHINGTON Feb 8 resentative Blermann D la re ported that Will Fuhrman was ap pointed postmaster at St Oaf and Oscar Syken actingpostmaster at J Maynard Three men In members of the gangof six or Wen f which hold tho president andown er of the Commercial State bank prisoner freed him about 8 p m Bremer was unshaven He had been either blindfolded or hia eyes taped during tho imprisonment friends of thefamily said Adolph issued a ex pressing his happiness over luV sons return and thanking friends and the president and Governor Floyd B Ols6n for their Interest while the banker was held captive The hideous hours navo been almost unbearable for all of us said the elder Bremer Possible Clew Given A possiblo clew to the gang was given by Douglas Street S3 chauf four for Dr Waltman Walters Mayo Clinic physician at Rochester Street said he saw two well dressed men in an automobile bearing a1 New York license at Lewis ton Minn about 3 a m Lewis tonis 37 miles east of Rochester Magee wealthy contractor friend of the family was the inter medlary who delivered the ransom Full details of the delivery were not disclosed though it was learned Ma gee had taken from the pocket a small coupe a note from the kid napers standing with his back to the curb while reading the com munication After replacing the note in the pocket of the car Magee then set two bundles of money on the seat It was presumed the ransom was wrapped in two large card fTnrn to Taut 4 Column Map of North America DO YOU KNOW that Havana Cuba is west of Pittsburgh Here Is the map that every Ameri can has been waiting for the en tire North American continent at a single the north ernmost tip of Greenland to the southern boundaries of the Isthmus of fivecolors Prepared especially for exclusive distribu tion through our Washington Infor mation bureau The color plates 21 by 28 inches show all official time zones and political subdivisions In close 10 cents to cover cost post age and handling Use coupon Mason City 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