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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 20, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home TUB NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALb NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION VOL XL B1VE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 20 1934 THIS PAPEU CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONK NO 139 lowans in The Capital Dings Choice for New Job Surprise to Many F R URGES POSTPONING STRIKE A I N G T O N March 20 The appointment of J N Darling to de votees of his car toons as chief of the bureau of biological survey came as a sur prise to the po litically minded who remembered his proHoover sketches of 1932 but to those who know his passion for conservation and his friend ship with Secre tary Wallace it was a natural selection This hearty quick witted lowan once turned down an offer to name his own salary on a New York newspaper in order to remain in hisadopted worked unremittingly for wild life conser vation and restoration of forests and nature study areas for many years When President Roosevelt an nounced the civilian conservation corps last spring Ding almost danced a jig The Iowa conservation commission fished from its files the 25 year program it had drawn up in the drafting of which Ding had had a large part and dispatched Prof G B MacDonald of Iowa State college to Washington with it The plan sold itself to Robert Fechner CCC director and Iowa 3eaped years ahead on the program as the forest army youths went to work Will Step Work Up Dame Rumor has hinted fre quently in recent months that all was not beer and skittles in the bureau of biological survey Cer tain it is that Darling will step its work up to the utmost in benefits for the nations wild life and the sportsmen who fish His work with Thomas H Beck ConnVand Prof Aldo Leopold of on the wild life conservation report sub mitted last month to Mr Roose velt demonstrated that bis ability as an organizer and planner is sec Co riimiss ion Sugges ted in R a il Dispu te ond only to and brush his skill with pencil Incidentally Ding Is the dean of practical jokers a rare conversa tionalist a complete individualist in his political and economic thought and a free giver of advice to ama teur artists In answering questions his pencil is ever busy illustrating his points and Tom Beck has ac cused him of carrying a pencil to bed to draw pictures on the spread Is Accused In the recent congressional fight over a quota to be given domestic sugar producers Secretary Wallace has been accused by representatives of western sugar interests of at tempting to curtail the industry to favor midwestern hog farmers who would finda better market under the new sugar plan They have forgotten that sugar beets are grown more extensively in midwest ern states and to some extent in bis home state particularly around Tom to pnKB 2 column 4 JURORS DECIDE FOR DEFENDANT N STUDER CASE The Jury at 3 oclock Tuesday afternoon returned a verdict for the defendant in the case of Lillian Studer vs Lawrence and Alvin Matzen The case was submitted by Judge T A Beard more shortly be fore noon in the Cerro Gordo county district court The plaintiff in tha action had asked damages for al leged Injuries suffered in automo bile accident in Central Heights on Oct 1 This was the second trial of the case the jury having disagreed in the first trial In the term TWO AMERICANS IN PARIS ADMIT THEY ARE SPIES Disclose Existence of Gang Operating Out of New York PARIS March 20 trate Andre Benon declared today Mr and Mrs Robert Gordon Switz of East Orange N had dis closed that an International spy gang operated in New York had sent them as agents to France Benon said that Switz a former salesman had uncovered the gangs operation and the part he and his wife played in its work He said they came here on a pay of month Americans to Benefit The examining magistrate who has quizzed the American couple since their arrest last December indicated the Americans would benefit from their revelation by re ferring to article 10 of the new French espionage law which light ens the punishment in cases where voluntary Information is given The judge said 10 inspectora had been working on the case since last June He said their inquiry has already or will in the future reach the en tire world and touch virtually all countries Awaits Documents Benonsaid he Is now waiting for documents supposed to arrive from Finland which he believes will re veal that the organization for which the Switzes are alleged to have been working apparently was founded In 1920 The examiningmagistrate said Switz told him the names of all the members he knew In the organiza tion and the duties of each Benon who has conducted the in vestigation throughout said the big break in his probe came through seven arrests today following Switz1 disclosures The high light of the break was when Vatroslas Reich a Rumanian born naturalized French chemist attached to the national institute of biology was brought face to face with several clays ago Gives Out Information Reich declared he met Switz through Bercovitz one of the al leged leaders of the organization in which the magistrate said Switz also appeared to be a leading mem ber Benon asserted Switz found it ex ceedingly difficult thereafter to answer questions and finally gave out the information which led to todays arrest including that of Reich Switz who is a licensed airplane pilot in the United States anc France received packages and let ters through the American Univer sity union here The last parcel supposed to contain documents ar rived after Mr and Mrs Switz were arrested and police obtained it from the union WEATHER FORECAST cloudy to cloudy Tuesday night run Wed nesday possibly showers Tues day night in extreme east por tion with slightly wnrmer somewhat colder Wednesday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday with rain or snow in extreme Tuesday night colder Wednesday and in north west Tuesday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2t hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monfiav 56 Minimum In Night 37 At 8 A M Tuesday Kills Wife Child and Then Himself SALEM N March 20 George Beister 26 year old auto mobile mechanic killed his wife and 3 year old daughter today police said and then committed suicide The shooting occurred in the home of Mr and Mrs Alpheu Wright parents of Mrs Beister who was 17 Relatives said the young couple had been separated for some months 30 Workers Thought Killed in Landslide BELGRADE Yugoslavia March 20 than 30 workers were believed killed today in a landslide n the Batignole quarry at Banyitsa near the Albanian border Two day of excavation will be required in or der to reach the victims Two Communists in Germany Beheadec KOENIGSBERG Germany March 20 communists Fritz Langer and Walter Seidel mann were decapitated this morn ing for the murder of a nazi storm trooper July 10 1933 WORKERS DISCUSS STRIKE IN AUTO INDUSTRY As A general strike was threatened in the automobilo Industry n mass meeting of plant workers was held in Detroit William Collins American Federation ot Lubor is shown addressing the gather Ing Ho said at least workers would strike unless their demands lor shorter hours and higher pay were met Associated Press DIES SILVER ACT REACHES SENATE Bill Sent to Committee as Group Calls for Report on Hoarders WASHINGTON March 20 The house approved Dies bill au thorizing acceptance of foreign sil ver up to 25 per cent above the world price in exchange for domes tic farm products was received in the senate today and referred to the agriculture committee Silver advocates said they would urge an early meeting on the bill Disregarding republican cries of dumping and fiat the bill was shoved along by the nouse yesterday 257 to 112 Under it sil ver would be accepted at well above the world price in payment for ex ported agricultural surpluses Silver certificates would be issued on the metal thus obtained The senate today called On Sec retary Morgenthau for a list of hoarders of silver It adopted without debate a reso lution by Senator Robinson requesting the information if such a list were available and if not incompatible with the public inter est The resolution said it had been currently reported that there had been speculation in the white metal and that certain people were hoarding it Insull Would Like to Gome SIGNS CODE FOR GRAIN MARKETS Wallace Approves Plan to Set Up Authority of 7 Members March 20 Secretary Wallace today signed the code of fair competition for the grain exchanges It provides a code authority of seven members for enforcement duties establishes uniform trade practices which include wage mini mum margin requirements fixes the fluctuation range a bushelin grain prices and provides for establish ment of a business conduct commit tee for each exchange The code also provides that re ports regulations and rules pro vided by the galn futures act shall not be dispensed with Exchanges ami members of clear ing houses will be required to make report at the request of the secre tary of agriculture on their opera tions as they concern consumers competitors employes and others This Is required to determine to what extent the declared policy of the agricultural adjustment act Is being accomplished under the code The document provides that it shal not be so applied as to permit monopolies or discriminate againat small enterprises Seems Happy Now in Calm His Lawyer Says ATHENS March 20 Insull plans to return to the United States after the excitement of his case dies down and live in America peacefully the rest of his life one of the aged fugitives Greek attor neys told the Associated Press to day The lawyer Mr Xeros declared he was in communication both with Insulls ship on the Mediterranean and his London solicitors who are handling the former Chicagoans affairs Although Insulls destination re mained more of a mystery than ever to the public the attorney said and her husbands law yers were maintaining close touch with Insull by special code Happy In Culm Weather Insull seems happy now In calm the lawyer said Wherever he is going now he will make his permanent home if the United States continues to per secute him Mrs Insull will go to Paris Sat urday and thereafter will leave for London within a few Xeros added Insull may visit as many as 20 countries before he finds a haven said Xeros Afraid for Their Lives Mrs Insull never expressed feel ings against the United he continued They would go there now but are afraid for their Jives and afraid he will not get justice InsuH Is afraid he may be made a fool of or even lynched by crowds I believe the question is a po litical one and that later Insull will be received gloriously in the United The lawyer compared the case to a Balkan political Rewritten Bill for Stock Market Rule Goes Through Mil WASHINGTON March 20 A stock market control bill sharp ly rewritten in line with the admin istrations Ideas started on Its way through the congressional mill to day Treasury and federal reserve sys tem officials who supervised the redrafting were called as first wit nesses by Chairman Rayburn of the house interstate commerce commit tee a coauthor of the controverted FletcherRayburn bill The new measure emerged last night from a committee of federal experts They had labored over It for a week In line with n presiden tial admonition that It be but also shaped to asmire congres sional adoption CORNHOG MEN HOLD MEETING v Discuss rorming Permanent State Organization in Spite of Wallace DES MOINES March 20 Representatives of cornhog asso ciations from more than half the counties in Iowa met here today in opposition to the expressed disap irovnl of Secretary of Agriculture WnlJace The meeting was closed to all ex cept county presidents of cornhog associations and action taken was withheld R C McElhinney oC Dysart one of the sponsors of the gathering said he would give out full informa tion at the conclusion of the mcet To Work In Harmony McElhinney said he did not know whether any attempt would be made to elect a state cornbog committee and that he had no further commu nication with Secretary Wallace since the latter disapproved of hold ing the meeting Both McElhinney and M T Hum phrey of Black Hawk county also a sponsor of the meeting have aaid that the intent of the meeting was to effect an organization to work in harmony with Secretary Wallace and the A A A Representatives from several northwestern Iowa counties declar ed their intention of opposing any move that might be interpreted as out of harmony with the adminis tration and Wallace Stand Behind Wallace Lawrence Brennan president of the Palo Alto county cornhog Pro duction association expressed the sentiment of a group that he said would stand behind the secretary and his organization We do not believe in letting our carnhog program run any chance of failure because of he said I believe we should adopt res olutions of cooperation and sup port of Wallace and the administra tion but should not to elect any committee until such a move is approved by the Miller Resigns as Iowa State Senator PRESIDENT ACTS AFTER WORKERS CALL FOR RAISE Executives and Officials of Labor Warned to Settle Trouble WASHINGTON March 20 President Roosevelt today warned railway employers and workersto settle their wage dispute and sug gesteda public commission to ex amine the controversy f The president took Uiia action shortly after railway employes had demanded a 20 per cent wage in crease above what they are now get ting effective July 1 The railroad managers gave notice yesterday they intended to impose another 5 per cent cut July 1 In a letter to the conferringrail way executives and labor officials the president repeated his proposal for a six months extension of the present wage agreement L No 1rogross Made It is a profound nald the president to learn that no progress an agreement has been made at the conference I fear that sight is being lost of the most Important factor of all the good of the country If no agreement is reached and in default of arbitration it may be necessary for me with due regard to the protection of the general pub lic interest To bqr controversy covering all classes of railroad employment in order that the country may be advised of the Some Wnges Too Low Mr Roosevelt also gave notice to the railroads that he felt some of the wages being paid employes were below the minimums established In the NRA codes not actually be low a subsistence The president demanded that this situation be immediately corrected Mr Roosevelt repeated belief that this is not the time to fix per manently the railway wage scale The railway unions denied they are seeking pcnk rates as con tended in the managers answer yes terday to a refusal on Saturday by the unions to continue a 10 per cent deduction from basic rates which started in Text of F K Letter The text of the presidents letter addressed to W F Thlefhoff chair man of the conference committee oi managers and A F Whitney chairman of the Railway Labor Ex ecutives association follows Gentlemen I have been advisee of what has transpired at the con ferences between the conference committee of managers represent ing the railroads and the Railwa Labor Executives rep resenting the employes which have been held in response to my com munlcation of Feb 14 J934 In that communication I ex pressed the hope that the railroads and their employes may be able to agree upon an extension of the pres ent agreement for at least sl expressing also my con viction that such an extension would he of advantage to those di rectly concerned and also to th Irofoiinit Disappointment It is a profound disappointment to learn that no progress toward an agreement has been made at the conference T fear that sight is being lost of the most important factor of all the good of the coun try If no agreement is reached and in default of arbitration it may be necessary for me with due regard to the protection of the general public interest to appoint a com mission to examine thoroughly into the labor controversy covering all Motor Chiefs Get Ready to Go to Capital Meeting in New York Ends Apparently in Failure NEW March 20 of the automobile manufac uring in session here in an attempt to avert a threatened itdlce In the industry announced his afternoon they would go to Vnshlngton tonight in response to request from President Roosevelt The automobile manufacturers vcro advised by General Johnson his afternoon that the president de ilral to see them said a statement issued after an all day session Summoned by 1resUIcnt Accordingly u committee of the lirectors of the National Automo ile Chamber of Commerce who iave been meeting in Isew York will o to Washington tonight In re sponse to the presidents summons Mr Green and Mr Collins of the American Federation of Labor Wil lam Green is President of the Fed eration and William Collins is In charge of strike activities in the Detroit area have admitted that the strike is not for hours and vages arid said that they have called the strike because of the charges which they make that the Manufacturers have rnot complied with the law Hiivo Compiled With luxw The manufacturers assert that hoy have complied with the law in ctter and that Mr Green hjs official position in NRA andoii thenational labor board ta foment tho strike In the hope the men believe the government is bbhfnd the American Federation of Labor In Its efforts to organize oftcjr there hfaicfbeen attempts1 by Administrator Johnson to brlngabout peace had failed to accomplish their purpose DRS MOINES March 20 State Senator Warren F Miller D of Independence today submitted his resignation to Gov Clyde Herring Miller who represented Buchanan and Delaware counties in the sen ate has been appointed postmaster at Independence Report Murphy Has Refused Board Job DKS MOINES March 20 Governor Herring today continued consideration of an appointment to the state board of assessment and review to succeed the late Dr J W Reynolds It understood that Ray Murphy of Ida Grove had been offered the post but had declined it LINKS MELLONS WITH AIRMAIL Robinson Talks of Politics as Miss Earhart Urges Speed on Bill WASHINGTON March 20 Senator Robinson the majority leader told the senate today he had evidence that supports very strong ly made on thesen ate floor last Thursday that the Pittsburgh Aviation Industries was a political in Pennsylvania and that the Mel Ions were prominent In its Robinson said that the minute book of the executive committee of the corporation and letters written by Andrew W Mellon himself show ed the corporation was a strong political factor in Pennsylvania and its officers denignedly collaborated for the purpose of Influencing both state and national legislation and in fact boasted of their political power and Meanwhile Amelia Earhart Put nam transAtlantic aviatrix told the postofflce committee she would like to see a permanent airmail bill rolled through congress speed ily as possible with not too many restrictions against further develop ment of the industry Speaking plainly with intermit tent smllea and half chuckles the slender boyishappearing young woman who flew the Atlantic alone suggested several changes in the measure because she said she was deeply Interested in the future of aviation and wanted to give It every chance to Aviation should not be restricted too much until Its maturity is reach she said The Industry Is still young and it should not be killed before it SEEKSTOHALT LABOR TROUBLE BY CONCILIATION Weirton Steel Accused of Violating NRA Provisions WASHINGTON March 20 President Roosevelt stepped into the automobile and railroad labor dis putes today and In two quick moves acted for He invited the spokesmen of the outomobilo employers and employes to talk things over at the white house and asked a postponement for the strike scheduled for tomprrow In addition howarned therail road labor executives and employes to reach a quick understanding on wages In the public interest propos ingagain a 9ix months extension of the existing wageagreement Demand Wage Raise Earlier the railwayemployes had demanded a 20 per cent increase in their present effective July 1 The managers had proposeda 5 per cent additional The white house awaited a reply from the automobile labor leaders The employers meeting in New York adjourned their conference to come to Washington Meanwhile Mr Roosevelt laid aside the drastic the li censing power of national recov ery act to seek peace by conciliation Sends Wire to iDetroltl DETROIT March 20 tele gram from President ing that any strike action in tomobile industry be deferredjuhtJl Thursday was ternoon by William can Federation of Labor representa tive here lie would readliisre a meeting of union leaders scheduled for 5 p m at ipdntJaq and declined to say until then what hia reaction to the presidents requestwas The presidents telegram In the public Interest am con strained to request you to withhold strike action called for this after noon until I can have a conference In Washington in an effort to recon cile existing differences I suggest Thursday Will you advise me Im mediately Franklin r Men Collins had estimated that men would strike at 0 a m tomor row unless some compromise ia reached on the union demand for recognition or a plebiscite giving employes the right to choose Be tween the A F of L and company unions There is no question in my mind but that the strike will spread to other parts plants In which the A F of L has unions Collins said The one strike already in progress started this morning Collins said la the Bower Roller Bearingcom pany plant Where he estimated that nearly employes walked out demanding recognition of the union The company has large contracts with the Ford Motor company and the Plymouth company IT S Sires Weirton Steel WASHINGTON March 20 The federal government today sought an injunction torestralri the Weirton Steel companyfrom violat CTurn lo Pare Column Z classes of railroad employment in order that the country may be ad vised of the merits For the reasons stated in rny communication of Feb 54 J be lieve that conditions arc not yet ripe for a wise settlement of these issues and that the active prosecu tion of the controversy at the prcw cnt time would have a most dis turbing and unfortunate Influence Nor would a postponement be in general unfair to the employes Kntrtt Iiclow Mtnlmums Since I addressed my previous communication to you however the fact has been developed that some of the railroad employes are now receiving compensation for their work at rates which are below min Turn to Column 1 Jury Continues to Hear Evidence in Trial at Anamosa ANAMOSA March 20 jury of 11 men and one woman con tinned today to hear evidence in the trial of 1 M Conway former audl tor at the Anamosa state reforma tory on embezzlement charges The Jury was completed late yes 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