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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 15, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                LOM E R t K c M ATT r OF i t I H r I North DAILY PAPER erf for Me ffome THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS1 HOME EDITIO VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPT ABSOCLATED PKEB8 LEASED WIKI BERV1CB MASON CITY IOWA THUKSDAY MARCH 15 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 135 Would Save OldBuilding Supreme Court Will Move to Its New Quarters By HERBERT PLUMMKB ASHINGTON March 15 A move to pre serve the Unite States suprem court chamber in the capitol afte the nations high est tribunal take up its residenc in magnlficen new quarter across the hill has been launchec in the senate Senator Robin son of Arkansas the democrat leader Is advanc ing the idea It is peculiarly fitting that the senate should take the initiative The room as it now stands is structurally the same as it was when the senate occupied i from 1819 to 1859 with only two ex ceptions Theres a false floor covering the old flooring of the senate room anc an iron gallery which extendec around the back of the room has been removed From 1800 to 1S09 senators seats actually were in the room low now occupied by the supreme court library The room then ex tended up through two stories When Capitol Burned In 1809 a floor was constructed at the present level and the senate moved upstairs where it remained until 1814 when the British burned the capitol After reconstruction it again occupied the same room from 1819 to 1859 Rich In historical associations both of the days when the senate sat there as well as of the 75 years which have elapsed since the digni fied old chamber is on the beaten path of tourists who daily throng Almost any hour of the liters be Men Pdoor listening to t a guide explaining it past and present glories Now are being taken to make of It a kind of memorial cham ber it may continue more than ever before as an attraction for the thou sands who visit Washington Chamber of Oratory It will be possible to stand on the where John C Calhpun sat while in the senate Daniel Web sters great efforts as a senatorial orator are historically associated with the chamber whose very air as someone has said seems yet to vibrate beneath the strokes of his deep tones and his weighty words On the outer circle can be seen the space occupied by the impetuous and ardent Henry Clay as well as Benton Leigh Wright and Clay ton This hall said Senator Critten den of Kentucky on the day the sen ate left in 1859 seems to be a local habitation for their names It is full of the pure odor of their justly earned fame INSULL FLEES TO ESCAPE ARREST Report Progress in Identifying Bank Robbers FIRST NATIONAL PLANSNEWTEAR GAS EQUIPMENT Patton Receives Batch of Pictures From St Paul Further progress in the identifi cation of the seven machine gun bandits who Tuesday afternoon held up and robbed the First National bank of Mason City and escaped with in currency was an nounced by local enforcement offi cers Thursday Meanwhile stepswere being taken at the First National bank to install more efficient tear gas equipment Officers of the institution were con vinced of the efficacy of the gas as a deterrent to bandit operations in Tuesday afternoons experience pointing out the only flaw in the sit uation was that there was not enough of the gas The tear gas system contemplated and even discussed before the rob jery was one with tear guns sta tioned at intervals about the bank vhich could be released by buttons and foot levers Gets Pictures E J Patton chief of police Thursday morning received a con signment of pictures from the rogues gallery of the St Paul po ice Of these bank employes posi ively identified one pointed to Lindbergh UrgedAgain to Aid Probe Declines Thanks Dern for Telegram Following First Refusal night hostagrcJnucn ified George Baby Face Nelson wanted for bank robbery and Jo eph Burns one of Dillingers old ssociates as occupants of the ban its car A picture of Frank Carpenter sought by Sheriff J M Robertson n the grounds he resembled John Dillinger Indiana desperado be eved by some to have been the eader of the gang was also includ d in the St Paul allotment But in his picture Carpenter had a mous ache adding difficulty to attempts o identify him as the bold bandit superintended the operations rom a nlace in front of the bank Identifications Made Identifications were made by ank employes Carroll D Mulcahy NEW YORK March 15 Charles A Lindbergh in a telegram to Secretary of War George H Dern today reiterated his refusa to take part directly or indirectly in the secretarys investigation into army aviation I want to thank you for your telegram and to assure you that I deeply appreciate the honor of being asked to serve on the committee Col Lindberghs telegram read I do not feel that I can take part directly or indirectly in the oper ation by the military forces of Am erican business and commerce The army is now being used to operate the commercial airmail system Consequently I regret ex tremely to reply again that I do not feel I can serve on a committee which is charged to study and re port upon the performance of the army air corps in its mission to car ry the airmail and directed by ex ecutive order Colonel Lindbergh was not pres ent when the message was made public The telegram was given out at the office of Col Henry Breckin ridge Lindbergs attorney by of his secretaries Refuses to Take No WASHINGTON March 15 The government declined today to ake no for an answer from Col Charles ALindbergh The flyingcolonel ing colone Svny Beer in Iowa to Be Stronger Friday as Law Goes in Effect DBS MOINES March 15 After midnight tonight the beer is stronger in Iowa For publication of the new beer law required by law before the statute becomes effec tive was to be made today The publication of the new bill was ordered in two weekly news papers appearing today the secre tary of states office said If that is done the higher powered beer may be sold after midnight tonight The secretary of state expects to re ceive proof of publication tomorrow The new law allows the sale of 4 per cent beer by weight and loos ens the restrictions on retail sales The measure passed by the spe cial session was signed Saturday by Gov Clyde Herring and auto matically becomes effective after publication in two Iowa weekly newspapers ruggist and others taken as host es Photos identified by witnesses will be returned to the chief of de tectives of the Minneapolis police and full information will be re ceived Fingerprints of John Dillinger were received Thursday by Sheriff J M Robertson but the comparison with the local prints taken from the steering wheel of the car Wed nesday by Ray Oulman superin tendent of records at the Mason City police department and John Wallace deputy sheriff could not be made here To Make Check There is s possibility that there are enough characteristics in the Turn ta Page t Column 2 FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday Slightly colder Thursday night Consid erably colder Friday MINNESOTA Generally fair Thursday night and Friday colder Thursday night much colder Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 42 Minimum In Night 19 At 8 A M Thursday 40 NEAR DEADLINE ON INCOME TAX If Returns Are in Mail on Thursday Fine Will Not Be Levied WASHINGTON March 15 Midnight rings the curfew for 1933 income tax returns Officials indicate that if tax re turns get in the mail today the government wont be too harsh aboutthat 25 per cent fine for late comers but a much longer delay will require explanation This year last minute taxpayers make affidavits on their income with full knowledge of the presi dents new policy that where glar ing inaccuracies apear the govern ment will leave to a grand jury de cision the question of whether crim inal or civil proceedings against the taxpayer are in order Between 200 and 300 old cases now are being prepared for grand jury investigations The rule applies to the big taxpayer and the small and officials expect it to continue unchanged for 1933 returns Whether because of these cases r otherwise Secretary Morgenthau inds March income tax collections for the first 12 days of March to aling 533073000 as compared with a year ago FARM LEADER DIES JOHN A SIMPSON ing the airmail over to the army spurned last night Secretary of War Derns invitation to help in a j broad study of army aviation Early today a conciliatory answer was sent the airman In it Secre tary Derh said Your telegram indicates a mis conception of the purposes of the committee on which I asked you to serve Wants Study Board I desire a comprehensive studj of army aviation in which carrying airmail will figure only incidental ly as a lesson in determining the efficiency or shortcomings of th army air corps regarding which the public is bewildered so far as national defense is concerned I am sure your counsel would be very valuable The new break between the fam ous airman and the administration over the airmail controversy stirred much interest today Such terms as unfair unjust and contrary to American principles dotted the telegram in which Lindbergh turned down the war departments invita tion Appreciates Honor I greatly appreciate Lindbergh said the honor of your request that I become a member of a spe cial committee to study and report upon army aviation in relation to national defense the telegram be an I would of course be glad to contribute in any way that I can to the maintenance of an adequate national defense However accord ug to the announcement by the var department this committee is o study and report upon perform ance by the army air corps in its mission to carry the airmail as di by executiveorder I believe that the use of the army air corps to carry the airmail vas unwarranted and contrary to principles Unjust to Air Lines This action was unjust to the air lines whose contracts were cancelled without trial It is unfair to the personnel of the army air corps who had neither equipment design ed for the purpose nor adequate time for training in a new field It has unnecessarily greatly damaged all American aviation His closing sentence was similar to an earlier criticism he levelled at the administration on Feb 11 soon after the postoffice depart ment took the mails away from pri Tnrn to Pane 4 Column B Kills Wife After His 70th Birthday Party PITTSBURGH Pa March 15 UP of J M Caines family gave a party for him yesterday in honor of his seventieth birthday Shortly after the party police officers said Caine killed his wife seriously wounded a visitor and tried to end his own life Caine told police he was despond ent Farmers Union President Dies in Washington Simpwn Had Been Leader in Agricultures Battles for 20 Years WASHINGTON March 15 Cfl John A Simpson 63 of Oklahoma City president of the National Farmers union and for two decades a leader in the battles of the Amer ican agriculturist died early today in Emergency hospital here The last act of his long career before legislative bodies was an ap pearance yesterday before the sen ate finance committee where he spoke in opposition to a proposed federal gasoline tax He left the committee room and collapsed in the senate office build ing with a heart ailment that had necessitated frequent treatment for some time Physicians ascribed his death to coronary thrombosis which was de scribed as a clogging of the arteries leading to the heart The body will be sent to Okla homa City probably tomorrow 20 Turbulent Years OKLAHOMA CITY March 15 W A Simpsons 20 years of farm leadership were turbulent ones They took Mm into bitter con troversies national political cam paigns attacks on national admin istrations and dozens of stump tours in which he shouted the de mands of his followers For the last three years Simpson had been fighting for a law to guar antee cost of production prices for farm products consumed in this country He was also one of the leading advcites of currency and credit expansion Surviving are the widow two sons William B Oklahoma City and John B Bethany and four daughters Mrs Pursell Graham Mrs Howard Hollingsworth Okla homa City Miss Mildred Simpson Bethany ar Mrs A H Bergthold Weatherford Okla It was expected his body would lie in state in the Oklahoma cap ital here probably next week Everson New President PIERRE S Dak March 15 death of John A Simpson puts E H Everson of South Da iota at the head of the National REFUSED RECOGNITION BY AUTO INDUSTRY Green Warns of Danger of Greatest Strike in History WASHINGTON March 15 UP refusal to recognize labor unions was voiced before the na tional labor board today by auto mobile spokesmen shortly after William Green president of the American federation of labor had asserted elsewhere that the auto industry is on the verge of one of the greatest strikes in the his tory of the nation Green made his statement to a senate committee considering the Wagner bill to outlaw company unions and make permanent the la bor board as a court for industrial labor disputes Railroad Pay Cut At the same time representatives of railway labor and the manage ment sought a decision on their pay cut dispute The employers want to cut the basic pay 15 per cent instead of the present tem porary 10 per cent slash It was believed likely in circles close to the administration that there would be no change in tho present situation President Roose velt has asked the managers not to press for any further decrease Readers of the automobile indus try told the board tffiey also de tion over with their work ers Statement of Attitude A definite statement of the atti tude of General Motors corpora tion was presented by William S Knudsen executive vice president after n long list of employe repre sentatives had complained of corle violations and discrimination RELEASED ON BAIL ST LOUIS March 15 Mrs Nellie Muench sought since her indictment with live men two days ago in the 1931 kidnaping of Dr I D Kelley surrendered in Circuit Judge Robert McElhmneys court here todaj and was released under baiL Presidents Wife Party Meet Delay Arrive at Haiti After Hours Halt Due to Rainstorm PORTAUPRINCE Haiti March 15 Franklin D Roosevelt and her party arrived aboard the airliner Caribbean Clipper at p m today on a flight from San Juan P R and will remain here overnight before continuing to Mi ami Fla They were delayed an hour by a tropical rainstorm Forced to Turn Back SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS Dominican Republic March 15 JPi Franklin D Roosevelt and her party traveling in a big Pan American Ainvays flying boat were blocked by a rainstorm ovet Haiti today and returned to this airport after flying 120 miles west Tlie big plane had arrived here at E S T after a flight from San Juan Puerto Rico It took oft a short time later on the return to Miami A terrific downpour of rain how ever reduced the visibility over the mountains of Haiti which occupies the western half of the island on which is situated the Dominican Re public The pilot taking no chances turned back Compromise on Veterans Issue Seen as Likely against union men as causes lead ft r c t J IKK to the recent strike caiis in Lonlerecs rrom senate and Michigan and other automobile manufacturing areas Knudsens statement read by John Thomas Smith general coun sel for the corporation stated em phatically We are prepared so far as w legitimately can to see to it that no group of our employes not ever a single employe shall be coerced nto being represented by any works council labor union or out side representation not of their own choosing Farmers union As vice president of he national Everson automatically succeeds Simpson in he presidency Under usual procedure Everson will serve until the unions annual election next November Hearings Closed on Communications Act WASHINGTON March 15 The senate interstate commerce ommittee today closed public hear ngs on the communications bill with Chairman Dill D Wash an nouncing he would ask apointment f a subcommittee to investigate he American Telephone and Tele graph company Decides to Pay His 4 Cent Income Tax in 4 Installments KANSAS CITY March 15 Informed amounted that to 4 his income tax cents a taxpayer asked Dan N Nee collector if he might pay it in four quarterly in stallments Nee told him it was his privilege under federal regulations Well I want to do it that way said the taxpayer slapping a cop per coin on the desk TEAR GAS USED TO SUBDUE MOB 400 Pickets Try to Prevent Case Employes From Going to Work RACINE Wis March 15 Tear gas and clubs were used by Racine police today to subdue a crowd of 400 pickets attempting to prevent office employes from enter ing the main building of the J I Case company at whose two plants here a strike of more than 1500 workers has been in progress for several weeks Ernest Siewert 61 a pattern worker at the plant was taken to a hospital for treatment for lacera tions received when clubbed by an officer Siewert was one of six men taken into custodj1 He had stooped over Siewert said to pick up a glove which he liad dropped When he arose he was struck by an officer who presum ably thought Siewert was reaching for a rock to hurl in the melee When the pickets began blocking he entrance to office workers all available police including the night detail were called to the scene After they had been dispersed the pickets marched to the city hall they planned a dcmonstra House Plan to Try for Agreement WASHINGTON March 16 The many millioned veterans bene fit issue productive of turbulent uprisings in both senate and house was headed today toward a com promise acceptable to President Roosevelt Behind closed doors possibly late today conferees from senate and house planned to try for an agreement on payments to veterans and government workers Suddenly softened demands were voted by the house last night The senate some time ago tacked amendments on the independent of fices bill adding about o veterans benefits and payments to federal employes This the ad ministration considered a blow at economy program and a veto by the president was threatened Measure IB Modified The house modified the measurt last night cutting the expenditures j down to about 5261000000 House democrats after once bolt ing their leaders capitulated sud denly last night to open the way to Turn to raze I Column 4 Ship Reports Being Looted by Pirates Off Coast of China HONGKONG March 15 Norwegian S S Norviken reported today it had been looted by pirates early Tuesday morning off Turna bout island in Formosa strait 60 miles southeast of Foochow Its officers said 22 pirates boarded the ship at sea There were no casual ties DRESSES UP AS WOMAN TO GET PAST HIS GUARD Fugitive Believed to Be on His Way to Paris Wife Questioned ATHENS March 15 Samuel Instill Sr wanted In Chicago on charges of embezzlement and grand larceny fled from his apartment home early today and It was be lieved he was on his way to Paris He was said to have escaped dressed as a woman After hours of official silence and dozens of conflicting unofficial ru mors the government through the department of alien control admit ted officially that the 74 year old former utilities czar had escaped Through 1olice Cordon Insull apparently made his escape through a police cordon that sur rounded his home where he has been in refuge from American authori ties more than a year Mrs Insull wife of the American utilities magnate was taken to the police station for examination after it became known her husband had fled from his apartment A maid and a woman friend of Insull who has aided in nursing him were also taken to the police station for questioning Left During Night According to the report the man long sought by American authori ties slipped quietly from the luxuri ous flat at 2 a m toVay Officers were said to be their unwelcome rtsttor hadi until hoijTB later tj GLOBEGAZETTE TO GIVE ONLY REPORT The GlobeGazette will bring its readers the only reports available on the Mason City Roosevelt of Des Moines basket ball game in the first round of the state tournament at Cedar Falls Thursday night There will be no radio broad cast AH games except the Ma son CityRoosevelt meeting will be on the air but commercial programs conflict with the radio transmission Thursday evening between 8 and 9 oclock Beginning shortly after 8 oclock a running account of the game will be broadcast from loudspeakers at the GlobeGa zette front entrance The story will come to Mason City by spe cial telephone wire and two members of the GlobeGazette sports staff will be at Cedar Falls to handle the transmission Following the game an extra edition of the GlobeGazette xvill carry the full account of the contest Watch for both services to GlobeGazette read ers The speech amplifier equip ment will be furnished by Pauls Radio Service of Mason City Guessing Weights to Depend on Eye CHICAGO March 15 ingweights at the Worlds fair this year is to be a test of visual ac curacy The contracts with weight guessers specify that no prospective person can be touched not even a quick pat on the aroi to see if its muscle or padding in the sleeve DAVENPORTAND BURLINGTON WIN Go Into Second Round With Victories Over Clarinda and Charles City BULLETIN CJ3DAR FALLS March East Sioux city defeated Dia gonal 23 to 19 at the state high school basketball tournament here this afternoon CEDAR FALLS March 15 Davenport rugged smooth working team used substitutes freely to roll over Clarinda 46 to 30 earning the right to meet Burlington in one of tomorrows second round games of the state high school basketball tournament Paced by Roy Schiebel and Lem vil Simmons the Daxenport five piled up a 23 to 11 load at the half Coach Paul Moon used substitutes throughout most of the second half and the game turned into a free scoring battle Bobby Franklin and Noble John son led a belated Clarinda rally Franklin sinking them from all angles to lead both teams in scoring with four baskets and five free throws Simmons led Davenport with 12points Burlington fought its way past the first round by winning the open ing contest from Charles City 21 to 18 It was a close hard fought battle with Charles Citys accuracy from the free throw line keeping the North lowans in the running Charles City built up a 7 to lead by the middle of the first half but lost the advantage as the Gray Hounds evened the count and then went ahead 13 to 9 at the half Carl Burnett of Charles City scored the first point of the tournament on a free throw and Marvin Darnall Burlington center made the first basket ernnSsnt OHicjajjjiuMlsetJared Inss tad to leave Greece before mid night DANUBlNrTAN IS MAPPED OUT Economic Independence of Austria Schemed by 3 Premiers ROME March 15 con crete plan for the economic inde pendence of Austria was formu lated today by Premier Mussolini of Italy Chancellor Dollfuss of Aus tria and Premier Goemboes of Hun gary The three premiers also laid plans for the improvement of the eco nomic situation of the Danubian states They met in Venezia palace at 4 p m with their respective diplo matic representatives and commer cial experts Fulvio Suvich undersecretary of foreign affairs conducted them to II Duces huge office Circles close to the government said it was logical to hope the plans would create a new era in southeast Europe They reiterated these plans will serve as a basis for an invitation to France Germany and the little en tente to participate in an economic agreement Postmaster at Lacona WASHINGTON March 15 The postoffice department has an nounced appointment of Frank F Konrads as postmaster at Lacona Iowa Official Road Map Broad ribbons of the finest roads beckon tourists to Americas famous resorts and havens Plan your vaca tion now As a special aid to tour ists the GlobeGazette offers an of ficial road map of U S showing 50 celebrated resort areas in color North south eacii and city has a playground within easy driving distance A copy of the Of ficial Road Map 28 by 42 inches in size will be sent to any address for 15 cents to cover cost postage and handling Use this coupon Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskln Director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for the Of ficial Road Map Name Street City State Mall to Washington D C   

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