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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 5, 1934, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS E EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 51933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 126 F R CALLS FOR STILL SHORTER HOURS HOUSE VOTES TO ADJOURN FRIDAY NOON MARCH 9 Debates Old Age Aid Small Loans Act to Gov Herring DBS MOINES March 5 The Iowa house of representatives today by a vote of 96 to 5 adopted a concurrent resolution for final adjournment next Friday noon March 9 The resolution was sent the sen ate which has pending a resolution for final adjournment at noon next Saturday The subject was called up by Representative Foster of Cedar on a motion by Representative Mercer of Johnston to reconsider the vote by Vhich the house last Monday passed a resolution to adjourn March 3 Small Loans Bill The small loans bill subject of controversy in recent assembly ses sions today received final legisla tive approval when the senate voted to concur in house amendments The bill which reduces the maxi mum interest rate on small loans and allows the state banking board to change the rate after March 1 1935 now goes to the governor The senate vote for concurrence 27 to 0 The present monthly Interest rate of 3 per cent on loans up to will be changed to 3 per cent on the first and 2 per cent on the remainder The banking board isdirected to investigate the small loans business and report to House amendments in which the senate concurred were largely of a corrective nature dealing princi pally with the license fee to be charged small loan companies Senate approval also was accord ed the house hospital liens bill by a vote of 36 to 1 but a minor amendment adopted requires its return to the lower branch The bill would allow hospitals a lien against a judgment for damages for care of a patient Several other measures were ap proved by the senate as it worked on general bills at its morning ses sion before beginning consideration of the beer bill during the after noon Among these was a house meas ure authorizing the finance com mittee of the state board of educa tion to compromise and settle obli gations growing out of notes and mortgages taken by the committee Old Age Assistance Resuming its consideration of the old age assistance bill the house today adopted an amendment reduc ing the maximum sum which can be oaid monthly from to This was one of more than a score of amendments approved after sub mission by a committee which had been named to coordinate the many amendments which had been of fered to the measure as it had passed the senate The house also approved a reduc tion in the salaries of the three state commissioners from to annually and required that on the state commission and county assistance boards of three members not more than two may belong to the same political party The first commission to be named hy the governor must be approved by the governor and after that by twothirds of the senate This pro vision was necessaryit was ex plained because the session would be Tnm to Fagc 2 Column 3 Council Approves Budget for FURIOUS AT ESCAPE SHERIFF LILLIAN HOLLEV DILLIN8ER HAD WOMAN CALLER Girl Friend of One of Gang Visited Him in Jail at Crown Point CROWN POINT Ind March 5 that John Dillinger of while Confined icLtiie Lake county jail was ered today as five investigators went forward into his amazing es cape from the jail with a wooden pistol last Saturday Jail attaches identified pictures of Elaine Burton sweetheart of John Hamilton as a woman who posed as Dillingers wife and visited him several times in his cell Hamilton is the only leader in Dillingers no torious Vand who has not been captured She visited Dillinger a number of times jail officials said and some times talked with him outside thte presence of guards They said her last visit was last two days before Dillingers escape Lot of Hoss Sense MOORESVTLLE Ind March 5 John Dillingers father thinks his boy showed a lot of hoss sense in his break from the Crown Point jail But then said the elder Dillin ger today the boy always had a lot of sense I dont want him cap tured He can still be a useful citi zen Hes not guilty of half of what they accuse him He added with unintentional irony just give the boy a break Wea WEEKLY FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Mon day night and Tuesday consid erably colder MINNESOTA Generally fair and much colder Monday night and Tuesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 31 Minimum In Night 29 At 8 A M Monday SO Trace of Snow Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 45 Minimum in Night 23 INSULL TOLD TO LEAVE TUESDAY Foreign Minister of Greece Reports Its Action to U S Minister ATHENS March 5 The min istry of the interior announced to night that Samuel Insull Sr the former Chicago utilities operator must leave Greece tomorrow Insull was to be notified of the expulsion order at once Earlier in the day the foreign ministry notified the American le gation that the expulsion had been decided upon An order for his expulsion was ordered Saturday but just how or when it was to have taken effect remained in doubt until the foreign ministers announcement Earlier Insull was described as unwilling to prolong his fight to re main in his Athenian retreat A friend said that Insull had com mented I am old and sick I will go home and die There were no signs around the Insull apartment that preparations were being made for a departure Insull has not applied for either a Greek travel permit or a new American passport Minimum Wage Cut DES MOINES March 5 IVl The office of E H Mulock Iowa CWA administrator announced that the minimum wage scale for Polk county CWA skilled workmen has been reduced from to 80 cents an hour SECRETARY FOR AIR PROVIDED IN WARSUPPLYACT Military Use of CWA and PWA Funds Questioned WASHINGTON March 5 In language almost as hard boiled as that used by a grizzled drill ser geant a 2T9541000 war depart ment appropriation bill today was reported to the house It would provide for maintenance of an army of 12000 officers and 118750 enlisted men during the fis cal year 1933 As the outgrowth of a controver sy over army airplane buying it provided to fill the vacant post of assistant secretary for air Question Allotments The report accompanying the bill drafted by an appropriation subcommittee headed by Represen tative Collins D Miss directly questioned whether the allotted for military purposes by the PWA and the from the CWA were expended on pro jects most needful from a nation al defense standpoint In formally approving the meas ure the full committee struck out a section which would have pre vented army officers from handling CWA and PWA funds Elmlnates Restrictions It alsq eliminated restrictions on ernor of Panama to pay alien form er employeswho have become charges of the government The sternly worded report also rapped at the armys procurement of airplanes Collins wrote that the committee has not been unmindful of the re cently alleged irregularities respect ing airplane procurements actually made and projected as well as other classes of procurement Under Investigation Referring to statements by Maj Gen Benjamin D Foulois chief of the air corps during hear ings on the bill that Harry Wood ring assistant secretary of war or dered changes in specifications for airplanes to be purchased Collins wrote These matters are under investi gation by the appropriate agencies of the government legislative ex ecutive and judicial The committees first impulse was to withhold the presentation of the accompanying bill until the in vestigation of army procurement matters by the local grand jury had been concluded However in view of the active and aggressive inquiry that has been launched by the house military affairs committee such a course would not now ap pear to be justified Secretary for Air To provide an avenue whereby the assistant secretary of war would not be responsible for the procure ment of airplanes and policies of the air corps the committee provided the funds for an assistant secretary for air This post has been vacant since the Hoover administration but the report pointed out that it was still authorized by law The bill carries for the air service in the coming fiscal year in addition to the PWA allotment of 57500000 for new aircraft Attacking the allotments of the PWA and CWA for the army the report said that because of the emergency legislation making them possible much of the normal ap propriative functions of congress was transferred to the executive branch of the government The bill it added was intended to return these powers to congress Less Than Budget As reported the measure is less than the budget es timates of Of the total however is for nonmilitary activities About is included for army pay The total is 000 below the appropriations for the current year which amounted to Appropriating for the national guard or less than for the current year due to PWA allocations the committee nevertheless provided for an in crease from 36 to 42 armory drills for the coming year Balance to Schools Citizens military training was al lowed of which 53108 Turn to Fnge 3 Column S Cosies Famous French Flyer Safe in Germany Fog Forced Aviator to Land Before Arrival at Copenhagen MONSTER Germany March 5 Dieudonne Costes known as the Lindbergh of France whom the world feared lost after he landed here Saturday because of fog took off at noon today for Copenhagen Costes did not know until four hours before his departure today that he had been the object of a wide search after he failed to com plete on schedule a flight from Paris to Copenhagen late Saturday A few hours out of Paris after taking off alone in his small pri vate plane at p m Saturday the famous French airman encoun tered fog over Bremen Germany He headed into Munster to await better weather Arrives at Copenhagen COPENHAGEN Denmark March 5 W Dieudonne Costes famous French flyer arrived at Kastrup airdrome at p m G M T today after a flight from Munster Germany Was 40 Hours Overdue PARIS March 5 A Havas French news agency dispatch from Berlin today said Dieudonne Costes famous French flyer more than 40 hours overdue on a flight to Copen hagen landed at Munster Germany last night Costes took off at p m Saturday from Le Bourget Field near Paris for the Danish capital At dawn today planes set out from Copenhagen to search for the airman known as the Lindbergh of DIEUDONNE COSTES fbrced jdownrP Barely JEnough Fuel When he left Saturday on a busi ness trip he said he had barely enough gasoline for the flight Costes the report here said ex pressed astonishment that there had been any anxiety in France con cerning his disappearance Reached by telephone from Ber lin he said he landed at Munster which is about 300 miles from Paris on an almost direct line to Copen Saturday after encoun tering fogs over Bremen It was not until 8 oclock this morning be said that he learned he had been reported lost KENSETT MAN IS KILLED BY AUTO Several North lowans Are Injured in Accidents Over WeekEnd Bennie Helgeson of Kensett was killed and several North lowans were injured in accidents over the weekend which took a toll of two lives in the state and injured as many seriously Heigeson 35 was killed at 3 oclock Sunday morning and his wife was injured when they were struck by an auto driven by Halvor Bjorgo of Kensett The Helgesons were returning to Kensett from a party they had attended in the country The accident happened on highway 65 about a mile from Ken sett near the North school According to Dr L F Hewitt of Northwood Worth county coroner who was called to investigate the accident Bjorgo stated he was blinded by lights from an approach ing car and did not see the pedes trians Mr and Mrs Heigeson were walking on the right side of the road officers were told Driver Not Held Bjorgo was not held but was or dered to appear if an inquest is held officers stated The body of Heigeson was taken to a Kensett funeral home An examination of Heigesons body revealed that he had suffered a broken neck and leg The accident occurred a few minutes after Mr and Mrs Heigeson had left the home at which the party had been held Besides his wife Heigeson is sur vived by three children He had re cently been employed on CWA work and had moved to Kensett from a farm Hurt at New Hampton Three persons are in a hospital at Now Hampton as the result of an auto accident Saturday evening Arnold Morse 22 failed to make a turn on highway 18 Saturday night in a thick fog The automobile struck a telephone pole His mother received a fractured collarbone and Turn to column 2 Huge Salaries of Bank Officers for Last Year Shown 10 Got More Than During One of Most WASHINGON March 5 During one of the most trying years in American bank history a year in which the nation saw an unpre cedented bank holiday 10 bank ers were drawing annual salaries of or more and 370 others were receiving more than The disclosure of bank salaries for the year ending last June was made today by the senate banking committee Names of the officials were in cluded in a bulging report submit ted to the senate by the federal re serve board in response to a resolu tion adopted last spring at the re quest of Senator Costigan D Colo Highest Paid Officers H C McEWowney president of the Union Trust company of Pitts burgh and W W Aldrich chair man of the governing board of Chase National bank were the highest paid bank officers in the United States the report indicated The Pittsburgh banker received during the year His rate of compensation at the start of the year but later it was cut to Aldrichs compensation mean while was rising He received 744 during the year but at the end of the period his salary rate was making him the highest paid banker in the United States jWlggln Got More This was a far cry however from the compensation received by his predecessor Albert H Wiggin The banking committees own investiga tion had disclosed that Wiggins peak salary was a year and that in some years his total compensation was almost The highest salary in the National City bank where Charles C Mit chell once drew more than 000 a year was paid to Gordon S Rentschler president He received plus a bonus of James H Perkins who succeeded Mitchell was getting only a year with a bonus of Bonus System Gone The report showed incidentally that the bonus system uncovered by the committees investigation in some of the bigger institutions is now only a memory Most banks paid no bonus during the year and tie highest were insignificant com pared to those of the boom days Other bankors who drew or more duringthe year included Charles S McCain chairman of the board Chase National bank salary bonus George W Davidson chairman of the board Central Hanover bank and Trust company salary Percy H Johnston president Chemical Bank and Trust company of New York salary Walter E Frew chairman Corn Exchange Bank and Trust com pany New York salary bonus 895333 In Salary Charles H Sabin chairman Guaranty Trust company New Turn Fagc 2 Column fi FLOOD CONTROL BOWLING RULES ARE DISCUSSED March 19 Set for Public Hearing on 1934 Expenditures The city council Monday morning voted approval of the city budget for the fiscal year beginning April 1 1934 as submitted by City Manager B H Crofoot and set Monday March 19 for the public hearing on the measure The budget provides for the ap propriation of which is less than the 1933 budget set by the previous administration A further reduction of would j have resulted except for the expen diture required for the water works boilers the city manager pointed out Budget Detailed The amounts budgeted for the various funds are as follows Consolidated Light fund 28700 Garbage fund 8500 Fire Maintenance 80000 Fire Equipment 5100 Park fund 7800 Bridge fund 1905 Blind fund 6000 Comfort station 2400 Street lighting 18500 Water department 138000 Water Sept bonds 11500 PISnt boiiasT ISTStfO Bridge bonds General bonds 37000 Police pension 5185 Firemens pension 4980 WASHINGTON March 5 President Roosevelt in his talk to ndustrial leaders today proposed Wage increases and shortening of hours to bolster consuming power and spread employment Greater adherence by the people to the blue eagle symbol to make all play the game Continued enforcement of the antitrust laws to retain competi ion and prevent monopoly Strict adherence by employers to the law allowing free choice by em ployes of representatives to do their collective bargaining Permanent reorganization of the economic and social structure along the lines already started Some Pointed Sentences Some pointed sentences from President Roosevelts address fol low It is sufficient for me to point out once more that the difficult and dangerous situation into which the United States had got itself last year was due to the general atti tude every man for himself The devil take the hindmost We did not know as much then as we know now and because our eyes have been opened it is possible that future history will call that crazy decade of 1919 to 1929 one of the greatest blessing that ever came to the American people Total455305 The budget was but one of a doz en or more items considered by the councilmen of whom Mayor J T Laird J J Burns W J Pagen hart and Herman Knudson were present The session lasted three hours a long tedious grind in which the city fathers discussed and legis lated on storm sewers flood control beer permits new street lights san itary sewer repair bowling regula tion automobile parking space and suspension of taxes On practically everything brought up the four councilmen were in per feet accord and no dissension or emotional flareups broke the m otony of a long forenoon Little Budget Discussion Except for an attempt on the part of Councilman Knudson to have an appropriation for a new fire engine included there was almost no dis cussion of the new budget copies of which had been sent previously to each member of the council Mr Knudson maintained the pur chase of the new pumper was neces sary in order to comply with the re quirements of the fire underwriters for remaining in class 4 on fire rates in the downtown section We have complied with their regulations in every other respect Tnm fo Vase fl Column S FILM FIRM LOSES RASPUTIN SUIT Jury Awards to Russian Princess in Libel Case LONDON March 5 jury in the libel suit of Princess Irena Youssoupoff today awarded her 25000 Metro Goldwyn Mayer Ltd makers of the film Rasputin and the Empress The award was made after a dra matic trial in which Prince Yous soupoff testified he was one of the group who killed the mad monk of Russia the slaying pictured in the film Princess Irena testified the char acter Natasha in the picture was a libel of herself The attorneys representing Met roGoldwynMayer contended the character Natasha waa purely fic tional In the course of the trial Princess Irena said she intended to sue every individual theater which had shown the picture widely used throughout the United States as well as Eng land The jurys verdict came after only a short deliberation Presidents Program in Brief Form The real truth of the matter is that for a number of years in our country the machinery of democ racy had failed to function The national industrial recovery act was drawn with the greatest good of the greatest number in mind In this great evolution through which we are passing the average American is doing splendid service by coming back at the captious cri tic and saying to him Well old man what do you suggest Every examination I make anc all the Information I receive lead me to the inescapable conclusion that we must now consider imme diate cooperation to procure in crease in wages and shortening of hours We must set up every safeguard against erasing the small operator from the economic scene We have arrived atthe time for taking stock for correcting manifest errors for rooting out demonstrated evils RIGID RULE IS NOT POSSIBLE Richberg Talks to Code Men Following Address by President WASHINGTON Marsh 5 Donald Richberg NRA genera counsel today told the mass meet ing of code authorities it had been proved impossible to establish a rigid rule of business improvemen arbitrarily to all at the same time Should any auch rule be clamped down he said the result would be so much harm that the anticipated good will probably never he real ized Speaking immediately after Pres ident Roosevelt Richberg said this had been the chief lesson learnec in the eight months of NRA opera tion Warns Code Men He warned the code men thai while representing private industry their places imposed on them a greater obligation to the govern ment The industries of the Unitec States are being organized for self government he said they are be ing given the opportunities of self government But if they are impatient ot necessary public restraint if the are intolerant of necessary public supervision if the do not recognize that in the end all the self govern ing bodies within a nation must play their part in and must submit to the self government of the nation itself then they will not accept the full measure of their responsibili ties and they will not be able to realize the great possibilities either of self service or of public service that are now before them Basle Conclusions Richberg held that basic conclu sions flowing from NRA operations were That business must not be arbi to fi Column S CITES NEED FOR SPREADING OUT OF EMPLOYMENT declares Small Incomes Must Be Boosted to Restore Trade WASHINGTON March 5 President Roosevelt ashed American ndustry today for immediate co operation to procure Increase in wages and shortening of hours It is the immediate task of in dustry to reemploy more people at purchasing wages and to do it he declared Speaking to the several thousand members of NRAs code authorities assembled in constitution hal for a three day review of the industrial control program he warned that the government cannot forever continue to absorb the whole bur den of unemployment AntiTrust Laws He called for greater protection of small business terming the code authority the keeper of your small industrial brother He said the antitrust laws must continue in their major pur pose of retainingcompetition and preventing monopoly He demanded that every corpor ation in the United States give its workers free choice to organize themselves and emphasized that those two words free choice mean just what they say Saying he knew industry with few exceptions would give whole hearted compliance the president warned that in these exceptions the government itself must and will under the law move firmly and promptly to prevent failure Lowest Price Possible He contended that Industry must keep to the lowest schedule of prices on which higher wages and increasing employment can be main tained For the future he said the methods and details of reorganiza tion may and will change from year to year but the reorganization roust be permanent for all the rest of our lives in that never again will we permit the social conditions which allowed the vast sections of our population to exist in an unAmeri can way which allowed a maldistri bution of wealth and power So far he said we have been tolerant of certain misunderstand ings even when they resulted in eva sions of the spirit if not the letter of the law but we have arrived at the time for taking stock for correcting manifest errors for root ing out demonstrated evils Will Oppose Monopolies We cannot tolerate actions which are clearly monopolistic which wink at unfair trade prac tices which fail to give to labor free choice of their representatives or which are otherwise hostile to public interest The president congratulated in dustry on its understanding of the recovery programs problems He described himself a little amused and perhaps at times a little saddened by writers and speakers who proclaim the administration has committed the country to com munism or fascism and dictatorship Has Direct Answer His speech contained also one di rect answer to criticism There are some people or course who do not think things Turn to ite 3 Column 4 Fish and Seafoods THE selection preparation and service of fish and seafoods is a distinct branch of the culinary arts A timely 24 page booklet available through the GlobeGaz ette Washington Information bu reau offers 50 choice recipes for1 seafood dishes This compact kit chen aid crammed with scientific data from the United States bureau of fisheries artfully illustrated and carrying many recipes tested by the rigid standards of the U S bureau of home economics will prove an invaluable Lenten addi tion to your pantry library Use coupon Mason City GlobeGaictte Information Bureau Frederic 7 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