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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 15, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                for North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MARES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBOUS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15 1934 T1IIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO Ill Texans Vote With Party Point With Pride to Their Record of Regularity By HERBERT PLtJMMER ASHINGTON Feb 15 Texas democrats in the house for years have point ed with pride to their record of party regularity in those in stances where the lines of par tisanship were drawn strictly As a result over a period of years Texas rep resentatives have come to be looked upon as compris ing one of the most important groups among the democrat leader ship Jack Garner came up the political ladder to such important positions as floor leader then speaker and finally as vice president of the Uni ted States An even halfdozen Texans now hold committee chairmanships in the house of such power and impor tance that no other state excels theirs in the influence it exerts in preparation of legislation Marvin Jones is an agricultural boas James Buchanan holds the na tions purse strings as chairman of the committee on appropriations and Hatton Sumners heads the judiciary committee Among the Mighty Sam Rayburn heads the inter state and foreign commerce com mittee Joseph Mansfield presides over rivers and harbors and Fritz Lanham looks after public buildings and grounds The socalled Texas bloc is proud of its standing and jealous of its prestigein the house There came up from Texas last March however to sit in the sev congress one George B whose independent attitude anJ i a discordant note Terrell serving1 his lirst term as congressmanatlarge boasts of the fact that he won his seat by polling 798647 votes a majority of 73774 votes over his republican opponent let the Whip Snap Seventyone years old he was elected for six successive terrqs a his states commissioner of agri culture when he retired to run for congress Already he has piled up n record for voting against legislation bear ing the administrations stamp of approval He was one of two demo crats in the house who votec against the presidents gold bill anc the only member of the house on either ride who voted against the 1185000000 to be expended for emergency and farm relief He thought both unconstitutiona and made no apology They can retire me if they want to ho says The others can go through like dumb driven cattle they want to but I am not They cant snap the whip behind me ARMY PREPARES TO FLY MAIL Bank Robbers Raid Illinois Towns Jail Steal Police Force i OAK LAW III Feb 15 This village may be in the marke for a good lock to put on the jai to keep out bank robbers Six men invaded the jail stol the police policeman ramed Arthur usec him as a shield in an unsuccessfu attempt to hold up the Oak Lawn Truat Savings bank which was frustrated when the cashier set of some tear gas bombs The policeman was overcome bj gas 2000 Lay Down Arms in Capital When Dollfuss Offers Amnesty VIENNA Feb 15 so cialist rebellion against the govern ment of Chancellor Engelbert Doll fuss collapsed in the capital today but the socialists continued to fight in the provinces where in some lo calities they appeared to be worst ing the government troops Two thousand socialists surren dered in a group at Laaberg on the southern outskirts of Vienna but Prince Ernst von Starhembcrg sec ond vicechancellor of Austria and leader of the fascist heimwehr was reported surrounded with his men in Steyr Government troops were dis patched from Vienna in an attempt to cut through machinegun nests which ringed him Building Surrenders Tlie Viennese sector of the civil war was definitely in the hands of the government after the Goethe Hof a giant socialist apartment building surrendered to superior forces All through the socialist section marched the mopping up squads of government troops Wearing steel helmets and with bayonets fixed they operated systematically mov ing slowly through the section like the pieces oh a cUees boardclean Ingup desultory opposition square by square The majority of the men who pre viously had fought from the win dows of the Goethe Hof retreated across the ice of surrounding canals and fled to the countryside where it was assumed they sought to join their iiore successful brothersin arms Socialists In Control It was indicated that the govern ment will try to move through the villages where socialists arc still fighting in the same mopping up process that is being carried on in concentrate its armed forces for a campaign against Linz where socialists apparently are in control The drive against Steyr probably will be preliminary to the campaign in Linz The surrender of the socialists at Laaberg was the first response to Chancellor Dotlfuss offer am nesty to all opponents who should lay down their arms by noon today 1000 to lr00 Dead With the women and at from 1000 to 1500 major fighting In and near Vienna had ceased But through the morning hours the crackle of rifle fire and the dull rattle of an occasional machine gun marked a new turn in the bitter civil strife Wea FORECAST Iowa Fair and colder in ex treme east portion Thursday night Friday fair nnd slightly warmer Minnesota Partly cloudy not BO cold In north portion Thurs day night Friday unsettled warmer in south nnd extreme east portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday Minimum in Night 21 At 8 A Hit Thursday 25 To Wednesday falls the distinction of being the warmest day thus far dished out In 1934 and one of the warmest St Valentines days of record CARTOONIST GUARDED Rebellion Crushed in Vienna by Dollfuss Troops SOCIALISTS KEEP ON WITH FIGHT IN REST OF AUSTRIA NEAR VOTE ON IOWA LIQUOR ACT PWA EMPLOYES AIDES T THEIR dipt Willis Taylor of the fifth observation squadron in cockpit and a staff sergeant demonstrate at Mitchell Field Long Island how airmail will be handled by thearmy when government cancellation of private airmail contracts becomes effective Associated Press photo Government artillery was silenced before dawn in most sections pend ing the revolutionaries response to Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss am nesty offer In a natiomvido broadcast the chancellor had offered amnesty to all save the leiders of the move ment who would lay clown arms by Turn to Vase JO Colnirm CHARGED WITH Brown Wants to Testify Czechoslovakia and Other Countries Accused by Rome Paper ROME Feb 15 Gior nale dltalla a newspaper consider ed one of the governments most fre quently used mouthpieces charged Czechoslovakia and other unnamed countries today with supporting the Austrian socialist rebellion The newspaper calls for the re turn of some states to a precise sense of their responsibilities and to a greater discipline and sincer ity of action It says Austrian socialism found the support not only of political parties but of states and that It found reason for its force and ag gression in the support that came to it from government zones Accuseil in Budapest BUDAPEST Feb 15 newspaper Magyarsag today ac cused the Chechoslovakian govern ment of giving weapons to Austrian socialists to wage civil war in Black Agrees to Give Former Postoffice Head Hearing WASHINGTON Feb 15 Walter F Brown postmaster gen eral in the Hoover administration asked the senate airmail inquiry committee today to permit him to testify voluntarily at the earliest possible date and promised he would waive immunity from prose cution as a result of anything he had to say Senator Feas Rr Ohio read the Brown request to the senate and Chairman Black of the Investigat ing committee promised he would give Brown an early hearing The request was contained In a letter to Fess nnd said I urgently request to be heard at the earliest date convenient to the committee I will appear volun tarily and without compulsion and anything I may say may be used against me in any court in the land Plans Special Message President Roosevelt soon may draft n special message to congress on the airmail situation reports in postal circles said todav The reports following an open charge by Postmaster General Far ley that all domestic airmail con tracts except one were products of conspiracy did not disclose what the president will recommend Some hope is being hold out that several conlpanies charged by Far ley with collusion might be brought back into the airmail pic ture by drastic selfreorganization Otherwise they would be barred from bidding for five years Not Upon Industry Senator OMahoney a former assistant postmaster gen eral moved to this end He pleaded Let us make the guilt pcrsonnl We should not visit It upon the in dustry As the Roosevelt administration prepared for a court battle over the dramatic cancellation of the air companies contracts Farley issued an open letter lost night It asserted flatly that chiefs of 14 aviation com pany chiefs met in the postoffice de partment here in 1930 and that 13 came out with lucrative holdings Court Battle Expected Competitive bidding was aband oned Farley charged and other companies were excluded from the meeting Farleys open letter was ad dressed to Chairman Black of the senate airmail Investigating com mittee which turned up evidence that led to the wholesale cancella tion and the senates just com pleted airmail trails Farley said that only the Na tional Parks airways emerged emptyhanded from the 1930 confer ence That concern alone he as serted will be given a further hear ing 10 DAYS IN JAIL Tired of Fighting Contempt Case MacCracken Plans Not Known WASHINGTON Feb 15 H Britten vice president of North west Airways entered jail today to serve his 10 ten sentence for con tempt of the senate What action William P Mac Cracken former assistant secre tary of commerce who also was sentenced to 10 days planned to take was not made known Brittin was represented as being tired of the contest and although still believing himself innocent preferred to serve the sentence and end the matter instead of appealing to the courts Bail Set n000 Later bail of for Mae Crackens release was fined by Justice Daniel W ODonoghue of the District of Columbia supreme court He said that granting of bail would be based on the stipulation that there be an agreement between MacCracken and the senate ser geantatarms calling for Mac Crackens surrender in the event that a court of last resort upholds the justice In discharging the writ of habsas corpus Both United States Attorney Leslie Garnett and Frank J Hogan I counsel for MacCracken expressed satisfaction with this condition Hogan would not sny whether he would appeal at once to the District of Columbiacourt of appeals Sentenced to Jail Brittin and MacCracken were sentenced to the District of Colum bia jail on charges of treating too lightly a subpoena of the senate Persuaded to Strike by 300 Laid Off CWA Workers DES MOINFS Feb 15 than 300 CWA workers protesting wages paid on a PWA bridge pro ject here marched to the bridge to lay and persuaded the employes to quit work There was 110 violence The CWA laid off from their own iobs by delay in federal CWA fund allotments by congress assembled at the city colisum and drove to the bridge in trucks and cars Marching in formation the men crowded around four steel workers who were wrecking the center span the old structure All Quit Work Come on down you fellows someone in the crowd called Its for your own good You dont have to work for fiO cents an hour The steel men left their jobs with out protest The crowd then surrounded three carpenters and persuaded them to quit Within 20 minutes all work of the bridge started Mon day had been stopped 40 CentB mi Hour The wag3 scale against which the CWA men protested is 40 cents an hourforcomnioiv labor and GO cents an hour for skilled labor They con tended the bridge job should pay the NRA scale of 55 cents for common labor and 5120 for skilled labor The demonstration followed pro tests both by Iowa labor and Iowa contractors when the contract for the bridge was awarded Jan 23 to the Wisconsin Bridge Iron com pany of Milwauke for Funds for Bridge The Wisconsin company contends funds for the bridge job were al loted out of given to the federal bureau of roads under the department of agriculture and therefore are not subject to the pub lic works administration wage scale The 55 cents and SI20 wage scales are reouired on all bona fide PWA projects The Wisconsin company however contends its project is under super vision of the state highway commis sin find that the commissions scale of 40 and CO cents is applicable to the bridge job JAY N DING DAICLJNti Mussolini Plans to Unify Italian Navy ROME Feb lij offi cers said today that unification of the Italian navy under a chief of operations similar to the United States method is planned byPrt mlcr Mussolini in his capacity as minister of marine College Senior and Orphan Sweetheart Found Shot to Death KANSAS CITY Feb 15 Everett Jochum 23 year old senior at William Jewell college Liberty Mo and his orphan sweetheart Miss Evelyn 20 were found shot to death about midnight a short distance from the girls rooming house Two bullets had been fired from n 38 caliber revolver clutched In one hand of the young man whose home was at Pierce City Mo He had been shot in the mouth his companion In the right temple Mrs Julia Gould at whose home Miss Dearlove lived said the couple were engaged and planned to be married Jurors Selected for Trial of Touhy Gang CHICAGO Feb 15 sec ond panel of four jurymen was ac cepted today to try Roger Touhy nnd two others in a retrial of the John Factor kidnaping case Officers Reveal Plot to Kidnap Ding Darling Member of Wild Life Board Guarded on His Return From Capital DES MOJNES Feb 15 apparent plot to kidnap Jay N Darling nationally known cartoon ist and member of President Roose velts wild life and game commis sion was revealed by federal offi cialshere Officersfirst learned of the pur ported plot while Darling was en route to his home here from Wash ington where he had uttcndei meetings of the presidents wild life committee Federal officers provided him with a guard when he reached Chi cago Iowa investigators took over the guard at the state border an have been with him since Darling returned here Wcdncij day but state and federal officers have since kept his whereabouts secret in their effort to prelect him Dr F 1 Swift of tbe state de partment of health in Mason City Wednesday on a business mission told friends of having been a scat mate of Mr Darling on a trip from Chicago to Des Moincs the previous night There was no bint in the doc tors comment on the maer about any kidnaping threat or about the presence of a bodyguard of federal or state agents Mr Darling had conferred with the president about the federal conservation program and wan enthusiastic in his praise of the presidents personal magne tism and his dynamic energy Rails Serve Notice They Will Cut Pay Notify Unions of 15 Per Cent Slash in Basic Rate CHICAGO Feb 15 notice of si 15 per cent reduction in nasic rates of pay was served on ill railroad labor union executives of western eastern and southeast ern lines The cut in basic rates will sub stitute for a 10 per cent deduction rom pay checks now in effect by he agreement made between labor and executives of the railroads year ago It will amount to a 0 per cent additional cut but It will if finally put into effect be the first actual reduction in the basic rate schedules of rail employes pay The notice of tbe intended reduc tion included a proposal for a con ference on the subject to held in Chicago March 1 The notice recites the fact that the last railvay wage agreement dated June 21 1033 contained a pro vision that neither party would serve notice of ti desire to change the tlien established rates before Feb 15 1031 and that such changes would not become effective before July 1 1031 Ju accordance with this clause the notice continues todays sum mons is presented It sets the term of the new rates as one year anc thereafter subject to the provisions of the railway labor act this reduc tion to supersede the prenent de duction of 10 per cent in the pa checks of employes which will ex plre by limitation on June 30 CONFIDENCE VOTE Stormy Session of Chamber Held Communists Sing Internationale PARIS Feb Doumergue and 15 his cabinet were made the real rulers of France to day by an overwhelming vote of confidence in the chamber of depu ties which backed up the govern ment with 402 ballots to 125 The vote came in a stormy ses sion while communist deputies sang the Internationale and the rep resentatives of the center nnd right sang the Marseillaise even louder Of the deputies 68 abstained from voting The vote of confidence came on the question of shutting off parlia mentary debate until Doumergues budget could be voted to safeguard money and restore calm for tlia nations safety BILL WILL COME UP FRIDAY Iowa House Makes New Act Special Order for 10 in Morning DES MOINES Feb 15 While the senate worked on the liquor control bill today the house on motion of Representative Fabritz of Wapello made the new beer bill a special order of business for 10 a m tomorrow The beer bill makes a number of far reaching changes over the pres ent law It would permit sale and manufacture of beer of per cent alcoholic content permit Sunday sales allow boards of supervisors to issue class B and C retail per mits and allow sale of refrigerated beer in any amount for consump tion on tbe premises An amendment providing for 45 beer is understood to be in the pro cess of drafting Members of the conference com mittee which is trying to iron out house and senate differences on the interim committee three way tax bill said today that theywould not have a final report before the first of the week They Indicated how ever that favorable progress was being made and were hopeful that an agreement would be reached The house by a vote of 67 to 31 concurred in a senate amendment to a measure which would exempt auctioneers from procuring a state license while selling real esate The amendment changed the phraseology of the bill as it passed the house 88 to 1 last November INSULL ILL TO STAY IN GREECE Former Chicagoan Will Havi to Leave as Soon as His Health Permits ATHENS Feb 15 Tsaldnris announced today tha Samuel Jnsull Sr former American utilities operator will be pcrmilte to remain in Greece until his healtl improves Insull wanted in the Unite States to face charges growing ou of the collapse of liis enterprises originally was ordered to Icav Greece Jan 31 He appealed however on th grounds of illness Previously the 74 year old fugi tive had been victorious in Gree courts twice against efforts of tl United States government to ob taiu his extradition Able to Travel After one medical examinatlo by physicians appointed by the gov ernmcnt it was announced Insu had been found able to vidcd ample precautions wcr taken Later however the premier ex pressed the belief it would be mm dor to deport him in his prescn physical condition Nevertheless the case was lef hanging fire until today Insull thus won p technics temporary but really important vie tory in his fight to remain I Greece The issue was decided at a tw hour cabinet meeting in which ever phase of the Insull affair was dis cussed Tsaldaris announccmci followed No Medical Examination There was no question of a fu thcr medical examination at pres ent Insull now faces a future of sta ing in bed in Athens to avoid th possibility of going before an Am erican court The decision that he can rema indefinitely until his health 1m proves means that expulsion is still threatened as soon as he gclH out of bed A woman at the Insull apartment told the Associated Press that Insull was asleep at the time of the de cision that he could not be dis turbed and the decision would be communicated to him as soon os he awoke SENATE REJECTS HOTEL AND CLUB SALE PROPOSAL Adopts Amendment for Temporary Sales by Druggists DES MOINES Feb 15 quor bill amendment to permit censed hotels restaurants and lubs to sell alcoholic liquors of all dnds for consumption on the remises was defeated today in the tale senate by a vote of 18 to 30 The defeated amendment was sponsored by Senator Frank Bycrs of Linn proposing that the tate commission would be author zed to grant licenses for the Bale f liquor by hotels restaurants ind clubs to their guests patrons or members Under the original amendment he number of such licensed estab ishments would be limited to not nore than r0 in any one city and lot more than one for each 2000 lopuliUlon No such establishment vould be licensed in any city of ess than 10000 population Sali ly Druggists The senate adopted an amend ment to the Byers amendment bc ore defeatingit which made es ablishmenl passible in cities of 2 100 or over in population An amendment to allow drug gists to continue sale of prescrip tion liquor under existing permits during the interval before the set ting lip of state liquor stores was adopted just before The amendment was approved without opposition It was a substi tute for one by Senator Howard Baldwin of whiph wouid have authorized issuance of tem porary permits for wholesale and retail druggists to handle liquor The substitute amendment was sponsored by Senator W S Beards ley of Warren Considerable Opposition There was considerable opposi tion to the Baldwin amendment in the senate Proponents of the liquor bill declared that it would be inim ical to their measure and would op en the doors to a general sale of liquor before the state stores were placed in operation The amendment was adopted as the senate resumed its work on tbe liquor bill during the afternoon ses sion Showing its determination to reach n final decision promptly tbe senate refused to defer action on one of the amendments involved until it hful been printed In the journal Deferment would have de layed a final vote until tomorrow Hopeful of Vote Senator Toe R Frailey chairman of the senate liquor control com mittee said he was hopeful that the vote on passage could be reached late today All other amendments were to be acted upon before the senate con siders the Harrington motion to substitute a private sale bill for the state monopoly plan The senate had one of its largest audiences of the session as it start ed Its second day of work on the bill after adopting S3 amendments in yesterdays rapid workout Amendments approved today brought the total disposed of to 07 Turn In 1oie Oilnmn II Weight Control Five Flyers Killed TOKIO Feb 15 offi cers and three soldiers were hilled today when a heavy army bombing airplane crashed and burned near the flying field of the seventh avia tion regiment at HamamaUni southwest of Tokio YOUR weight Is the barometer of your health 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