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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 27, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                c n s w 111 PT OF i North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home 7ZZ THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 271934 TU13 PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 145 lowans in Washington McArthur in News With Trip to Capital WASHINGTON March 27 Some paintings by Iowa CWA artists will soon go on display in competition with a painting by an artist of interna tional reputation Gilbert White is preparing to hang in the de partment of ag riculture m a i r building a mural he was commis sioned to paint during the repub lican regime in the department In the adjoining court of the building during the next few weeks a series of panels painted for Iowa State college by CWA artists un der the direction of Grant Wood o Cedar Rapids Iowas famous paint er will go on exhibition The panels about 17 feet high depict typical Iowa farm scenes done with a touch which is unmis takably Woods The simple sever ity of line is there but the panels do not have the biting sarcasm evi dent in his painting D A R which brought down on his rugged bead the collective condemnation of the venerable daughters of the American revolution McArthur Visits Wallace Among tie lowans in Washing ton during the past week was State Senator William McArthur of Mason City roommate of Secretary Wal lace at Iowa State college McAr thur came in to participate in the hearings on direct buying of live stock However he spent some time with the secretary and his conver sation turned as it inevitably does wben they get together into an argument on seed corn Meanwhile the jenatpriiijtQttiig son continues Jtanri nestr F R PROPOSES WORLD NAVY CUT President Roosevelt Vetoes Big rtlf youre one of those who occa sionally writes a letter to your con gressman a pertinent question to ask would be why havent many of tbe codes adopted by the NRA End AAA contained essential pro visions for standardizing and grad ing foodstuffs Resisted by Manufacturers Some of them do but persistent resistance by manufacturers has emasculated mnny of the proposals offered by the Consumers Advisory board and Consumers counsel Pressure political and otherwise has prevented the adoption of pro visions which would assure consum ers of getting what they pay for An almost unbelievable amount of propaganda has flooded the cap ital and the nation in fighting the proposed Copeland bill for regulat ing labeling sole and use of drugs foods and cosmetics Drastic revi sions have eliminated many of the objections of the group which for business reasons would prefer to retain the pure food and drugs act tinder which the government can not prosecute a manufacturer even if his drug kills unless he has been so careless as to make a misstate ment on the label CONWAY GUILTY ANAMOSA March 27 J M Conway former auditor of the Ana mosa reformatory was found guilty of embezzlement by a district court jury today The charges against Conway were based on alleged failure to enter in the cash books of the institution checks which had been received REJECTS ACT TO BOOST BENEFITS GIVEN VETERANS House Gets Ready for Vote Expected to Sustain Veto WASHINGTON March 27 President Roosevelt today vetoed the independent offices appropria tion bill because it carried increased allowances for war veterans and government workers exceeding his budget by 5228000000 I am compelled to take note of the fact he said in a message to congress that in creating this ex cess the congress has failed at the same time to provide a similar sum by additional taxation Decrease in Funds Moreover to the extent that the amount of money appropriated by the congress is in excess of my bud get estimates and in the absence o provision for additional revenues there must be a decrease in the funds available for essential relie work It was the first veto of a major piece of legislation by the president and congressional leaders predicted he would be sustained The house planned to vote imme diately whether to override the veto Deeper Consideration My disapproval of this bill said the presidentin conclusion is not based solely upon the consideration of dollars and cents There is a deeper consideration You and I are concerned with the principles herein enunciated I trust that the congress will con tinue to cooperate with me in our common effort to restore general prosperity and relieve distress F R Speaks Firmly The president spoke firmly about the increases voted by congress for veterans repeating his stand for the principles outlined to the Amer ican Legion convention in Chicago last year I am very confident he said that the American people includ ing the overwhelming majority of veterans themselves approve these principles and in the last analysis will support them The president reviewed the effort of special boards to seek justice for those veterans entitled to govern ment compensation for service con nected disabilities Outlines Modification He outlined the modification mad by himself in the veterans economj act of a year ago and said that il justice required further changes he would make them It is a simple and undeniable fact he said that the United States in terms of compensation and in terms of hospitalization ha done and is doing infinitely mor for our veterans and their depend ents than any other government What you and I are seeking i justice and fairness in the Individ ual case Bill Now Dead The whole Independent office bill to which are attached amend ments providing for tbe veteran Weai MANNY STKEWL ALBANY N Y Marcb 27 Strewl convicted of kidnaping John J OConnell Jr for ransom last July was given a mandatory sentence of 50 years in prison today Arrangements were made to take him to Clinton prison at Dannemora immediately FORECAST fair not so cold in west and north por tions Tuesday night Wednes day probably cloudy to cloudy warmer except in the extreme northwest portion MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday possibly snow In north portion by Wednesday not so cold Tuesday night and in southeast portion Wednes day colder Wednesday In northwest LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 37 Minimum In Night 13 At 8 A M Tuesday 21 Tom lo Fagc 2 Colnnm S DISOliRSMARK ELECTION IN KC Negro Election Worker 1 Killed Report Many Sluggings KANSAS CITY March 27 One killing numerous sluggings and other disorders marked the hot ly contested municipal election here today between the powerful demo cratic organization and the citizens fusionist ticket William Findley a Negro demo cratic election worker was shot and killed in a polling place at 1901 West Twentyfourth street He was re ported to have been struck by a bul let intended for a republican elec tion judge Douglas Gregg another demo cratic election worker was reported to have been badly beaten Justin Bowersock reporter for the Kansas City Star assigned to cov erage of the election said he was slugged and six or eight shots were fired at him and two citizenfusion workers near a polling place in the first district which borders the Mis souri river waterfront on the north side Several Leading Steel Companies Plan Wage Boost Expect Announcement of 10 Per Cent Increase in Trade Magazine NEW YORK March 27 ieveral leading steel producers are onsidering increases in wages irobably of 10 per cent it was re iably reported in Wall street today Ln announcement is expected Jirough the iron and steel institute omorrow It was expected the increase would not involve a reduction in the iresent 40 hour week since steel ixucutives have asserted this would seriously interfere with steel mak ng processes without an adequate y compensating increase in employ ment It was understood that the move ment toward higher wages had been spurred along by a leading steel ex ecutive in Pittsburgh who sent tel egrams to heads of other compan ies inviting them to join in a 10 per cent wage boost The finance committee of the United States Steel corporation largest factor in the industry was slated to meet late today and it was assumed final decision would then be reached In boosting wages the steel In dustry would be following in the footsteps of the automobile indus try in which several leading plants last week announced a cut in work ing hours of 10 per cent together with an increase in wage rates of the same amount THIRD MEMBER OF AUTO BOARD Kelly Will Represent Industrial Side and Byrd Labor WASHINGTON March 27 Leo Wolman Columbia university professor today was named neutral member of the automobile labor board which is to sit in Detroit to carry out terms of the industrys settlement obtained by President Roosevelt With Wolman will serve Nicholas Kelly representing the industrial side and Richard Byrd of Pontiac Mich for labor Appointment of the three was announced by NRA together with word that the board would meet in Detroit at the call of the nctra member not later than 7 p m Wednesday Chairman of Board Wolman since the start of NRA has been chairman of its labor ad visory board a post which he has not surrendered as yet despite fre quent criticism of his policies bj union leaders Wolman himself has no direc labor ties Kelly is connected with the Chry sler company and the Nations Automobile Chamber of Commerci Byrd is president of one of th American Federation of Labor local DILLINGER DOUBLE SOCIAL REFORM OUGHT TO WAIT IT Frank Carpenter ar rested in Minneapolis on bank robbery charges is classfxl by authorities as a double for John Dillinger fugitive des perado Associated Press Guided by Principles The boara was instructed to be guided in its actions by the prin ciples of settlement set forth by President Roosevelt last Sunday night when he obtained agreement between labor and management to call off the threatened strike Senator Robert F Wagner has agreed to revise his labor board bill on which industrialists have been training their heavy guns Senator Wagner democrat N y planned to make at least one fresh concession to opponents of the measure He said in an inter view that one change would permit employers to initiate the forma tion of company unions providing the intent was to be helpful to labor and provided employercon trol of the unions was outlawed Major Developments Around the white house and the NRA other major developments on tbe labor front centered President Roosevelt planned to re ceive spokesmen for the railroad unions in a new effort to smooth out a wage dispute The NRA continuing a hearing on revision of the soft coal code beard eastern operators praise tbat document Operators of the Appalachian coal fields hastened to avert a 350000 man tieup in that region by negoti ating for a new wage agreement to replace the agreement expiring April 1 Lock Contracts Approved WASHINGTON March 27 The war department approved yes terday a contract for construction of a roadway at Lock 18 on the Mississippi at Burlington to C R Gates Ottumwa for 23219 WIRT CERTAIN TO HAVE HIS CHANGE To Be Asked to Give Names pISrainTrBsliEllin Attend Elot WASHINGTON March 27 r William A Wirt Gary Ind Jiool superintendent is certain to et a chance to name the brain usters he charges plotted a revo tion in the Roosevelt administra on The only question today was hich branch of government con ress or the department of justice would make the investigation An effort will be made in the Thomas HustonMacbride Dies in Seattle Hospital President Emeritus of S U L Worn Out by Old Age SEATTLE March27 out by the infirmities of age and failing to rally from an operation late last week Dr Thomas Huston Macbride 85 year old president emeritus of the University of Iowa died at a hospital here at a m today Dr Macbride had been visiting here with a son Phillip a lawyer and was taken to the hospital last Thursday night Dr H G King his physician said Mr Macbrides con dition had been critical for the last two days Only bis great vitality had permitted him to rally some what from an operation on Friday Outstanding Figure Dr Macbride was an outstanding figure in fields other than that of educational administration He was a botanist of note and an historical writer of more than ordinary abil ity Although his supervision of the university as president from 1914 to 1917 was eminently successful much of his fame was due tore searches and publications after tha period His work at the school lakeside laboratory at Okoboji was outstanding botanically and hi book In Log Cabins and So Houses published by the Stat Historical society in 1929 was con sidered outstanding among litera ture dealing with Iowa pioneers Gets Honorary Degree At the age of 80 in 1928 he re turned to the University campus t receive the honorary degree of doc tor of laws President Walter A Jessup at that time paid high trib ute to the snowy haired man wh almost overcome with emotion spoke of his pleasant memories o the school He had previously re ceived LI D degrees from Coe co lege in 1914 and Monmouth colleg in 1914 He was born at Rogersville Tenn July 31 1848 tile son of the Re James B and Sarah Macbride ouse today to have a congressional ommittee do the job Speaker Rain y on the other hand believes the ustice department should do it Call It Joke Several of President Roosevelts rofessional advisers termed the atter a joke Most declined to ven discuss it Still others were re orted reliably to have denied mak ng such statements as Dr Wirt sted in a letter read last week be ore the house commerce commit ee Professor William F Ogburn of he University of Chiago said Dr Wirt states that the new ealers hold out no hope for recov ry so that a revolution may take lace I challenge him to name one man in the socalled brain trust who is not interested in the welfare and recovery of the country Only Kerensky Among other assertions in Dr Wirts letter were that an unnamed brain truster told him months ago that Mr Roosevelt was only the Kerensky of the revolution then being planned that he would be supplanted by a Stalin and that some presidential advisers were seeking to hamper business recov ery to bring about this end The Indiana pedagog has since seen quoted as saying he could dis close the name of his informant when the welfare of the country de manded Said Speaker Rainey along this line in urging a justice department investigation Little or Big If there are men little or big connected with the recovery move ment who have made the state ments he alleges whether they were joking or serious Dr Wirt should give their names His refusal to do so brands him as a mere publicity seeker deter mined to sabotage the recovery pro gram of the administration as much as possible Representative Bulwinkle DN Car said he would seek to gain unanimous consent in the house this afternoon to bring up for immediate action his resolution to investigate the truth or falsity of the charges 4 Killed and 8 Hurt as Wall Collapses VERA CRUZ Mex March 27 Four men were killed and eight Educator Says Brain Trust Should End Depression First GARY Ind March 27 William A Wirt educator said to day that brain trusters should seek to get us out of the depres sion first and then bring up their social reform legislation He told of investigations which he said led him to make his sensa tional charges that some unnamed advisers of the president admitted plotting revolution The educator explained his views only a few hours after he said he had received a death threat from a person signing himself a faithful member of the United States of America Royal Citizen Secret soci ety It carried a Buffalo N postmark Willing to Be Sacrificed If someone must be sacrificed to make the people aware I am willing he snid His charge that within twn months congress will have signei away a considerable part of the freedom of the citizens was not a bolt from the blue he said bu was based on information gathered over two years Tha information he declared came in a series of controversies of in Attempt of his to baVe civic and textbooks in clude evidence of bow ttie laws of economics work He wanted that done so students could learn the difficulties attending a rearrange ment of the price structure Adventures Similar If he said we had taught what happened economically after the Civil war citizens would have had some intimation of what was going on after the World war The economic adventures were similar It was out of the correspondence Ronberg to Be Mayor at Forest City Hildebrand Renamed at Belmond Other Towns Vote and investigation and labor to this end that I gained the information of what the brain trusters are so perilously near doing Dr Wirt said economics is not too esoteric for high school students and the man in the street It has been made to sound difficult by pro fessors Regiment Business Our problem is this Bills now before the congress would in effect institute an excessive regimentation of business and industry by the gov ernment Thus if you wanted well say to go into the grocery busi ness you would first have to get the permission of your government But if the government had decided that there already were enough grocery stores you could not enter the bus iness Fine for those already in the gro cery business but how about those on the outside The government plans to retire from production several thousands of acres of marginal land What are the workers of that marginal land to do to make a living They Turn to Fuse 1 Column 4 FOREST CITY March Ronberg yesterday was elected may or of Forest City by a 22 vote mar gin He received 349 votes while M Wolfs received 327 The total vote vas more than 700 About 40 ballots were spoiled There was much scratching and stickers were used in one office Councilmen elected were Emil An derson Bert Perry Earl Fox Wil iam Drews and Floyd Valley M 51 Brunsvold was elected assessor and H C Cleothas treasurer HILDEBUAND BEATS TWO AT BELMOND BELMOND March N Hil debrand was reelected mayor of Belmond as the citizens ticket car ried Hildebrand recived 487 votes Harry G Nordschow on the peoples ticket 207 and T B Champlin on the labor ticket 220 The vote cast totaled 914 and was a record vote for Belmond Others on the citizens ticket who were elected were Councilman Harm Steenblock H F Peterson George F Hegengcr Fred D Ful ton and R L Kinseth treasurer D C Hewlett and assessor E W Lu ick ST ANSGAll EUECTS BERNSTEIN FOR MAYOR ST ANSGAR March F Bernstein on the Citizens ticket was elected mayor receiving 227 votes L Dockstader on the progres Liind Jr treasurer received 249 and H S orenson for assessor 223 Council en elected were C P Golberg B Hansen Arthur Rosel August uechel and H O Hendrickson our hundred votes were cast OMMUNITY HALL FUND AKRIES 120 TO 20 ALTA VISTA March jecial proposition calling for the iproval of funds for the new muni pal hall carried by a vote of 120 i 20 The voting was largely a jrmality as the building is practi ally completed The peoples ticket as elected Carl A White mayor eorge B Lofy assessor L B Ma oney Adolph Alt Herman Schan ROOSEVELT WILL injured when a wall of the municipal building under construction here col lapsed Several Aides Invited to Board Yacht Before It Reaches Miami WASHINGTON March 27 President Roosevelt plans to mix i little work with pleasure on the va cation fishing trip upon which h departs tonight It became apparent today tha several bulging brief cases of off cial businesses will be hauled ou before the trip to southern water ends Several aides have been invite to hop aboard Vincent Astor yacht the Nourmahal before i touches at Miami a little more tha a week hence Hugh S Johnson industrial ad ministrator stood first upon the Ii of those invited to call off the coas of Florida during the cruise H probably will accept Mr Roosevelt will leave here to night by train for Jacksonville Fla where tomorrow morning he boarc uie Astor yacht MEASURE TO BOOST SIZE OF 11 S FLEET Hopes 1935 Conference Will Agree on Slash in Strength WASHINGTON March 27 ft President Roosevelt today proposed further reductions in naval strength in the 1935 disarmament parley as he signed the bill authorizing con struction of the American navy up to existing treaty strength It has been and will be the policy of the administration said Mr Roosevelt in a memorandum to fa vor continued limitation of naval armaments It is my personal hope that the naval conference to be held in 1935 will extend all existing limitations and agree to further reductions Over 7 Year 1erlod The construction measure con templates expenditures estimated at to over a seven year period for ships and air planes The bill would permit construction of 65 destroyers 32 submarines four cruisers and more than 1000 airplanes However a final decision for con structing most of the ships and planes would be left with the budget bureau It must approve the actual expenditures Ship contracts would go alter nately to government and private shipyards Private bidders could not make more than 10 per cent profit on contracts of or more No Funds Authorized Congress must before anyof thorized can beundertaken I Mr Roosevelt has notwtL j how much be done ifiMt The measure was signeffTn presence of naval and congression leaders Mr Roosevelt penned a memoij andum explaining the bill was sin ply an authorization and that actv construction of the ships mustawan future appropriations Turn to 1flse 3D Column 6 PRIVATETilS TO MAKE BIDS loosevelt Intends to Turn Airmail Service Back to Them WASHINGTON March 27 President Roosevelt intends to per mit immediate bidding by private nes for airmail service and to turn lirmail transportation over to them LD soon as possible He called in officials of the post jffice department today to arrange or bids to serve during a tempor ary period before permanent legis ation is enacted Methods of restoring the airmail service to private lines were with icld pending a conference for later oday Mr Roosevelt arranged for this action on the eve of his departure Trom the capital for a 10 day vaca ion in southerr waters Calls It A Sham NEW YORK March 27 Col Eddie Rickenbacker vice president of the North American Aviation parent company for Transcontinental and Western Air Inc and Eastern Air Transport Inc today termed the rebidding phase of the presidents air mail de cision a sham but said his com panies were ready to carry tbe mail on an hours notice State Aeronautics Board Studies New Set of Regulations DES MCJINES March 27 of the Iowa aeronautics ommission today were studying rules and regulations adopted at their organization session yester day The members elected Charles W atschet of Des Moines chairman and appointed Brig Gen Charles H Grab state adjutant general as commission secretary and Lieut Col W A Bevan of Ames as tech nical advisor Other members of the commis sion named under a new state law are Ralph W Cram of Davenport and W B Swaney of Fort Dodge All members are licensed pilots Behead Communists for Slaying of Nazi DUESSELDORF Germany March 27 communists were beheaded today for killing a nazi storm trooper June 20 1932 during a communist attack on a storm troop headquarters at Erk rath COIN BOOK As much as 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 Lubbers Funeral to Be Held Thursday CLINTON March 27 Funer al services will be held at oclock Thursday afternoon in the First Presbyterian church for J Lubbers Clinton county CWA ad ministrator who died Monday A number of prominent Iowa Legion naires have signified their intcn tion of attending as Lubbers was state finance officer and member of the state executive board the Legion 1 Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for Every bodys Coin Book Name Street City State Qfail to Washington D t   

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