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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 26, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                MDV E R a T r OF Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE ASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 261934 11113 PAPEIC CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 144 Respond to Blacklist9 Democratic Rebels Leading Topic of Discussion By HERBERT PLUMMER TASHINGTON March 26 Nothing has oc curred on capital hill in a long while which Brought a quicker reaction than the report that Speaker Rainey had ordered com piled a black list of demo cratic rebels For days it was the favorite topic of conversation in cloakrooms at luncheon tables and in corridors Hoeppel of Cali forma one of the most recalcitran of democrats even carried the mat ter to the floor of the house Aris ing to propound a parliamentary in quiry of the members privilege at any asked I would like to know if the dem ocratic blacklist will be published in the congressional record now or after the elections That snapped the speaker not a parliamentary inquiry Hoeppel is on the books as hav llng vpted again 12 of the 21 bills and resolutions Rainey classes as administration measures A Big Stick What amuses veteran observers around the capitol is that house members should grow so alarmed Because the speaker is keeping tab on how they vote The practice has been common under previous speakers Nick Longworth could tell at a minutes notice how members voted on im portant issues when he presided over the house Jack Garner could do the same They or their respec tive aides compiled such statistics after each roll call vote Tne truth of the matter is say those inside that Rainey beenjsprmellculous as his predecessors Chart uptodate When word leaked out a series of insurgent moves1 democrats that he had or dered a detailed check to show who liad voted the rebels be came alarmed Firsttermers still a bit hazy as to what it all about so than some of the PUN PROBE OF PLOT CHARGES F R Sees New Order as Strike Threat Ends Main Points in Plan for Settlement are more others Just how big a stick Rainey has in this voting list is open to debate A Sobering Effect The speakers greatest authority lies in his power of recognition He could if he so chose refuse to recognize on the floor any member he has blacklisted The house leadership could make it difficult if not impossible for blacklisted members to further legislation in which they are inter ested There are ways aplenty to do this Then the mere knowledge that their votes are beingwatched may have its effect on many who other wise would stray The story is be ing told privately how five western representatives declared their op position to the administration ap proved Bankhead compulsory cot ton control bill shortly before the Rainey list became known But on the roll call vote all five were found in the aye column Mrs Regel to Run for Representative From Floyd County CHARLES CITY March Mrs Bessie Regel wife of the for mer county treasurer A G Regel Saturday announced herself a can didate for the democratic nomina tion for state representative from Floyd county BOARD IS NAMED TO SETTLE ALL AUTO DISPUTES Decisions on Payrolls and Union Lists to Be Final By JAMES COIE WASHINGTON March 26 President Roosevelt looks for a new order in the relations betwen the working man and his employer as a result of his eleventh hour settle ment of the controversy that threat ened a general strike in the auto mobile industry He and Gen Hugh S Johnson ob tained an agreement from execu tives and labor leaders last night after weeks of exhausting negotia tions It established representation for all employes of dealing with management while extending fresh safeguards to all unions against intimidation or interference Council in Industry It is my hope said the presi service high skill and ef dent that this system may develop ficlency The companies agree not to dis criminate against union men in any way and to bargain with the chosen representatives Further details were left by President Roosevelt to be workei out on the basis of common sensi and justice WASHINGTON March 2G Here are the essentials of the agree ment on which the automobile strike was settled A board of three expected to be completed today will allot repre sentation of worker delegates for collective bargaining to A F of L unions company unions and others on the basis of their membership in each plant The division will be made on the basis of union rolls and company payroll lists This board will also pass on com plaints over discharges and discrim ination against union men Its deci sion in all cases will be final Union rolls need not be turned over to the management but un less they are discrimination cases cannot be brought In laying off men after the rush season the companies will not let out more union men proportionate ly than nonunion but must first see that preference is given to those with dependents and also to those into a kind of works council in in dustry in which all groups of em plojes whatever may be their choice of organization or form of representation may participate in joint conference with their employ rs He hailed this as basis for a more comprehensive adequate and equita ble system ofrelations than ever Under the agreement the NRA planned to complete before nightfall a three man board with one neutral member and one from either side It will sit in Detroit and there settle all questions of employe representa tion including discharges and claims of discrimination Byrd Nominated The name of Richard E Byrd Pontiac Mich was banded to the president by spokesmen of the auto mobile workers as their nominee to represent labor on the three man mediation board The motor car executives had sev eral men in mindas their represen tative but put off a definite choice until later today Johnson also had several in mind to serve as the third or neutral member Decisions of this board shall be inal and it shall have access to all myrolls and union lists On the jasis of these it shall apportion he number of employe representa ives in eah F of L local company union or other ratio to the number of men belong ng to each INF RESTATEMENT WASHINGTON March 26 Some of the high spot sentences in President Roosevelts statement on the agreement between capital and labor in the follow automobile industrj We have set forth on a on which for the first time in any large industry a more comprehen sive a more adequate and a more equitable system of industrial rela tions may be built than ever be We have for the first time writ ten Into an industrial settlement a definite rule for the equitable han dling of reductions and increases of forces Wea FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy possi bly snow In extreme east por tion somewhat colder Monday night Tuesday fair to partly cloudy somewhat warmer in ex treme northwest portion MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday colder in extreme east not quite so cold in northwest Monday night slowly rising temperature Tuesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 47 Minimum in Night 28 At 8 A M Monday 32 Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 2 Minimum in Night 15 Lists Not Disclosed The union lists need not be dis closed to the management except m order of the president himself Jut unless they are union men can not claims of discrimination In laying off men when the high production period ends the com panies are pledged to consider hu man relationships protect Torn to Page B Column I If we can establish a formula which gives weight to the human factors as well as the economic so cial and organizational factors in relieving the hardship of seasonal layoff we shall have accomplished a great deal BEH TRIAL WILL START APRIL 9 Kraschel and Broker Plead Not Guilty to Iowa PWA Charges DES MOINES March 26 Lieut Gov Nels Kraschel and Carle ton D Beh Des Moines investment broker today pleaded not guilty to charges growing out of the federal grand jury inquiry into Iowa public works administration Federal Judge Charles Dewey at the same time set the first trial for Davenport at 2 p m April 9 The trial will be that of Beh on a forg ery charge transfer having been asked by defense attorneys The joint indictment of Kraschel and Beh on a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States gov ernment by hampering operations of the industrial recovery act will come up for trial in Des Moines at 10 a m April 25 Judge Dcwey is expected to pre side at both trials The two indictments were return ed Jan 27 but through agreement of attorneys arraignment was post poned until after adjournment of he recent special assembly session Both Kraschel and Beh were pre My view and that of both em ployes and employers is that we have measurably done so in this settlement This Is not a onesided statute and organizations of employes seek ing to exercise their representative rights cannot at the same time be unmindful of their responsibilities It the agreement gives prom ise of sound industrial relations In actual practice details and machinery will of course have to be worked out on the basis of common sense and justice but the big point is that this broad purpose can de velop with a tribunal which can handle practically every problem in an equitable way sent in person today In all the hectic experiences of NRA I have not seen more earnest and patriotic devotion than has been shown by both employers and employes in the automobile indus try Having pioneered in mechanical invention to a point where the whole world marvels at the perfec tion and economy of American mo tor ears and their widespread own ership by our citizens in everv walk cf life this industry has indicated now its willingness to undertake a pioneer effort in human engineering on a basis never before attempted W Not to Be Congress Candidate BURLINGTON March 26 W F Kopp Mt Strike led by Samuel Orncr president of Tiixkab Drivers union has become most destruc tive demonstration In New York City in years Orner is shown making address Cen tral Score Serioiisly Injured by Gale in New Orleani 100 Homes Demolished or Damaged Thousands Panic Stricken NEW ORLEANS March 26 A wind of tornadic force driving a cloudburst of rain before it todaj dipped into four sections of lowei New Orleans demolishing or dam aging nearly 100 homes and seri ously injuring at least 12 persons Scores of others were less seriously hurt but an accurate check was impossible during the morning many persons seeking first aid anc shelter while slashing rain continued to drive across the city Hourj after the storm struck dozens of homeless continued to wander panic stricken through the razed areas looking for members of heir families and resisting police efforts to get everyone under shel Half of the ambulances in the ity and hundreds of police stood by in the affected sections Public utility crews clipped live wires and power was shut off to prevent loss of life by electrocution Darkness hungover the city lours after the storm struck around i n m and a trip through the lit ered streets found many persons standing on their tilted porches iclding holy candles in their lands and uttering prayers of hanksgiving for their escape with heir lives On one porch knocked askew by he wind an elderly woman knelt n prayer the rain driving into her ace Members of her family said he had seen a timber driven hrough the body of a neighbor CWA CHIEF DIES llness Fatal to Lubbers State Finance Officer of Legion CLINTON March 26 J A Lubbers 48 Clinton county CWA administrator and state finance of ficer of the department of Iowa SENATE GIVES IN TOHOUSEONPAY AND VET ISSUES Supply Act Ready for White House Fate Uncertain WASHINGTON March 26 Congressional action was completed today on the controversial independ ent officesappropriation bill pro viding war veterans allowances and return of part of government em ployes cut pay and the measure was sent to an uncertain fate at the white house The house agreed to a senate amendment by Steiwer ROrc after the senate had concurred in house approval of 583000000 for veterans and for gov ernment employes The senate previously had voted for veterans and 000000 for restoration of part of government workers cut pay Leaders Expect Veto Democratic leaders insisted off the floor the president would veto the bill in the hope a compromise could be worked out to restore pre sumptive veterans cases with a clause that they should stand fur ther review Other veterans advocates pre dicted the president would sign the bill Views of leaders of the move for the more liberal treatment of the summarized by Stei of a veto of the bill in this form and more hope of passing it over a veto if one was forthcoming Could Not Be Passed He conceded if the senate insisted upon its more liberal terms the bill could not be passed over a veto The Iowa senators were divided on the house provisions vote Mur phy D voting for the proposal and Dickinson R voting against the measure The Steiwer amendment approv ed without a roll call changes the house language to make certain it would not affect adversely certain combat cases in restoring to the rolls at 75 per cent of former benei fits 29000 veterans with presump tive service connected disabilities Accepted 48 to 39 The house amendments were ac cepted by a vote of 48 to 39 They provide for permanent res oration without review of the 29 00 World war veterans struck from the rolls by the economy act be cause they could not prove their dis abilities were service connected They would be given 5 per cent of former benefits as against the 100 ler cent voted originally by the sen ate The Americans also restore to the rolls thousands of SpanishAmerican war veterans their widows and or hans at 15 per cent of former pen sions as against 90 per cent asked by the senate Griebling Secretary of State Labor Federation Says Headquarters t Be Established in Mason City William H Griebling for several years secretary of the Mason City Labor assembly and prominent in union organization work in this section was chosen secretarytreas urer of the Iowa State Federation of Labor at a meetingof the exe cutive board at Des Moines Sunday night Mr Griebling succeeds Michael Sherman who has been selected as labor conciliator with headquarters at Washington D C Mr Grieblings place on the executive board was filled by the appointment of Walter F Scholes Council Bluffs The Mason City man had been a member of the executive board since 1926 and has been president of the state council of carpenters for a number of years That the headquarters of the state labor organization would be established in Mason City instead of Des Moinea was the statement of Mr Griebling in a telephone mes sage to Clint Hickox president the local labor assembly Sunday night following the meeting held at the Kirkwood hotel ly Kirk Studio WILLIAM H GKIEBLINt Delegates From 93 Iowa Counties at State Dairy Meei DES MOINES March 26 UP Delegatesfrom 83 Iowa countie dairy meeting to discuss dairy pro duction control plans under the ag ricultural adjustment act Lloyd Cunningham of Cresco was namec chairman of the meeting and Wilbur Hubbard of Neola was selected as secretary leaners Union in Chicago Votes to Call Off Its Strike CHICAGO March 26 leaners dyers and pressers union oted to call off a strike scheduled or today which would have thrown 5000 persons out of employment The action was in response to a elegram from Senator Wagner hairman of the national labor oard Ben Albert president of the union aid the crux of the unions demand limination of piecework had been ranted by the employers pending egotiations by an industrial rela ions board Dr Thomas McBride Reported Near Death SEATTLE March 26 Thomas H McBride 85 year old jresident emeritus of the University of Iowa was reported near death by physicians at the Swedish hos pital today Seriously ill Dr Mc Bride was taken to the hospital Thursday night and an operation performed Amorican die1 this representative in congress from the first Iowa district announced to day that he will not be a candidate for the republican nomination for that office in the June primaries Kopp served five terms in congress prior to his defeat by Edward C Eicher in the 1932 election and there had been speculation as to his future political plans morning in a local hospital He had been ill since returning from the state commander and adjutant meeting Feb IS in Des Moines Coronary thrombosis was the cause of death He submitted to am putation of his right leg above the knee a week ago in an effort to save his life He is survived by his wife Urge Quick Action to Stabilize Money WASHINGTON March 26 A warning that government should hasten steps toward money stabili zation to prevent a new wave of currency instability was published today by the monetary committee of the International Chamber of Commerce Relief Costs DE3 MOINES March 26 employment relief in Iowa during February cost 33360718 accord FARMER INCOME SHOWS INCREASE 55 Per Cent Gain in 1933 Over Year Before Shown in AAA Report WASHINGTON March 25 The agricultural adjustment admin istration reported today that 1933 farm income was higher than the previous year This is an increase of 55 per cent Chester C Davis farm adminis trator in a report to Secretary Wal lace covering the period from last May to February 1934 asserted that including rental and benefit payments farm income last year reached Greater im provement is due this year he said Due to Program Part of this recovery was un doubtedly due to the adjustment program getting under wav he said With livestock and livestock products the production of which for market covers a longer period it is not possible to make adjust ments so rapidly It should be added that the full results of a number of important projects launched in 1933 have not yet been felt It is expected they will become increasingly evident in 1934 Davis indicated about 40000000 acres eventually would be with drawn from production through the com wheat cotton and tobacco re duction programs He added Population Increasing The agricultural adjustment ad ministration has no thought of pre paring for permanent scarcity The American population is still increas ing though at a declining rate Ag ricultures goal is avoiding surpluses that destroy the buying power of farm commodities and wreck farm ers standards of living Davis estimated expenditures for rental and benefits on existing pro grams during 3933 1934 and 1S35 would total with prob to figures released by E H Mu1 able collections placed at 5872595 IJlock Iowa relief administrator i05 IMMENSE LENS COOLS SLOWLY Huge Telescopic Eye Will Show Unexplored Parts of Universe By WALTER BROWN CORNING N Y March 26 UP huge telescopic eye the largest ever made and expected to reveal vast unexplored depths of the uni verse cooled slowly today in its honeycomb mold in preparation for the final stages of a costly astro nomical experiment Twenty tons of molten blue white glass were poured yesterday into the brick mold at the Corning glass works When finally fashioned by annealing and grinding into a ti tanic disk 200 inches in diameter and 26 inches deep it will be fitted into a telescope in California Twice as Large The disc will bo twice as large as any other The mirror when finish ed four years hence will reach depths of the void more than one billion light years distant The most powerful astronomical eye now in ise at Mount Wilson Cal throws back images only 300000000 light years distant Although officials said they fully expected the eye poured yesterday kVill be a success they disclosed hat several hemispherical cores attached to the bottom of the mold disintegrated under the terrific heat Of Little Moment They indicated this probably vould be of little moment but said hat a precaution planned some ime ago will be followed A new mold will be prepared If on exam nation two or three months hence rnperfections are discovered in the glass a new disc can then be poured orthwith losing as little time as lossible Every one emphasized tnai naking an eye of such size is a rand new experience and that only Ime can tell the exact outcome The cores are intended to make revices on the bottom of the disc o assist in holding it in place in he telescope and also to reduce the eight If the mishap does not pro uce imperfections the glass works ill make the required crevices by rilling after the mirror is annealed Slightly Injured One workman was injured slight ly yesterday when be slipped and struck his head on a huge ladle Within the next 21 hours the mirror will be transferred from its igloo like house to the annealing tank There It will cool gradually during the next 10 months It then will be shipped to the Carnegie In stitute of Technology in California to be ground to produce a concave reflecting surface Finally there will be the task of affixing a mirror surface These last stages will require three years Completed the telescope will repre sent an investment of SfiOOOOOO furnished by the international edu cation board Costs 1000000 job of making the mirror cost approximately A large share of the grant was spent trying to make an expansion proof glass of quartz That failed Tho Corningcompany after tedious re RESOLUTION FOR INQUIRY CAUSED BY WIRT CLAIMS House Committee Would Probe Accusation of Brain Trust WASHINGTON March 26 A resolution for a congressional in vestigation of statements by Dr William A Wirt Gary Ind edu cator that members of the Roose velt brain trust said they wera attemptingto overthrow the pres ent government was introduced to day by Representative Bulwinkla D N It appeared likely the investiga be made by a select house be ordered Speaker Rainey referred the reso lution to the house rules committee and Bulwinkle said he would ask for early hearings with a view to getting house action Five on Committee The inquiry would be conducted by five members to be appointed by the speaker The committee would be directed to conduct a thorough investiga tion of the truth or falsity of the statements alleged to have been made by Wirt The resolution related the state ments were contained in a letter read to the house interstate com merce committee by William H Rand Jr head of the committee for the nation To Prolong Suffering It was alleged among other things theresolution continued that United were attempting or would attempt to prolong destitution and misery among the people of the United States that they were at tempting or would attempt to thwart tiie program of national re covery in the United States that they were attempting or would at tempt to overthrow the social order in order that a revolution might b brought about in the United States and that such employes or other in dividuals were attempting to influ ence the president of the United States to take action contrary to the general welfare and his consti tutional duties The resolution also would author ize the committee to conduct the investigation for the purpose of determining whether in the case of the committee on interstate and for eign commerce or in the case of any other committee of the house any individuals under the guise of dis interested purposes or in purport ing to express the legislative poli cies of the administration or of the executive agencies of the govern ment or with the prestige of close personal official or unofficial rela tions with the executive agencies and officials of the government have in any manner advised or in fluenced or attempted to advise or influence the preparation and en actment of any legislation with the object of prolonging economic de pression thwarting the program of national recovery or overthrowing the social order or the government of the United States Report to House The committee would be directed to report to the house during the present session the results of its investigation together with such recommendations it deems advis Timi to Fuse 0 Column 4 COIN BOOK As much as 510000 has been paid for a single coin of the United States The lucky person who could produce today a certain California gold piece might name his own price for it These are extremes in financial lure of coin collecting But even amateurs find commensu rate pecuniary rewards in this fas cinating hobby The new two color edition of Everybodys Coin Book is a complete guide to the art of collecting Enclose 10 cents to cover cost postage and handling ty Inxe 5 Column Mason City GlolieGnzctto Information Bureau Frederic J Hnskin director Washington C I inclose 30 cents in coin carefully wrapped for Every bodvs Coin Book Name Street City State   

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