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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowag DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home ME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AJJL NOKTII IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS IJSASED WIRE SERV1UK MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 6 1934 THIS PAPEI CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 154 Big Chapter in New Deal Power of National Labor Board Was Just Myth 18 INJURED IN MINNEAPOLIS RIOT By HERBERT PLUJHMKK ASHINGTON April 6 story of the NRAs national labor board bids fair to be set down as one of the most inter esting chapters in the history of the new deal When first set up it inspired the awe of everyone The title alone was suficient for Headed by Sen ator Wagner of New York a c expert on ques tions affecting labor and its difficulties the board generally was regarded as one of the most powerful units operating under the national recovery act For a while it was Hard boiled industrialists listened with respect to its dictates The meetings of the board held in whatever space was available at the time in the huge department of commerce building were watched with both eagerness and anxiety No Ueal Authority Then came the It developed that the board had no real authority behind it What power it possessed was merely of the persuasive type Theoretically t appeared to be one of the great est gams labor had made in history In practice it was another story Everything was going smoothly until the steel case came along The board was called on for decisive showdown The employer had blocked its attempt to carry out Section 7a of the na tional recovery act dealing with the right of labor to bargain collec tively The Weirton steel company called the boards hand and the case was taken to court Predictionshave been made that the court must stitutional questions tiefbre handing down a decision It will be more than a month be fore the issue is settled in court It may take months more for a final Reports Abases in Holding Company Operations SPLAWN NAMES BIG SALARIES TO A TT OFFICERS Backs Rayburn Bill and Urges Probe of Bell Companies WASHINGTON April 6 What were termed abuses in the operation of holding companies to gether with payment of large sal aries to officials of the American Telephone and Telegraph company were reported today to the house interstate commerce committee by Dr W M W Splawn following a three year study ordered by con gress Splawn now a member of the in terstate commerce commission rec ommended enactment of the Ray burn bill creating a federal com munications commission Hearings open Tuesday before the house com mittee Splawn was employed by the committee to make the inquiry He already has submitted one report Prolific of Abuses The holding company the re port said has been found as a re sult of this investigation to be a prolific of abuses in the field of communications as in other utili ties already studied What is disclosed by the exam ination of the associated telephone IN CLASH WITH HUEY LONG cur under existing laws Splawn wrote Moreoverthe American Tele phone and Telegraph company which is both a holding and an op disposition of the case The Board Languishes Meanwhile the national labor and skillful than board languishes in dignity and aus ment with which it has terity provided it by the dais and elegant green plush hangings in its now permanent quarters Senator Wagner is pushing his la bor dispute bill aimed against com pany dominated unions but is en countering difficulties on all sides As the bill now stands it would for bid an employer to initiate parti cipate in supervise or influence the formation of a company union Suggestions have been made that initiate and participate in be deleted but organized labor is fight ing them on the ground that the bill might result in interference with union organization activities On the other hand opponents of the bill have characterized it as un constitutional and a major political obstacle in the path of recovery Coroners jury in Fatal Auto Mishap at Tama Convenes TAMA April 6 coroners jury inquiring into an automobile accident that cost the lives of four young persons returning here from a dance yesterday was to reconvene here today The accident occurred when a passenger car crashed headon into a truck four miles west of here Those killed were Raymond A Brush 38 Burnell Brush 20 Rich ard Kaloupek 19and Gladys Polka 18 The truck was operated by Otis Smith and Ray Wernimont of Au burn and was returning from Jef ferson Wis with a load of barley The truckers and two other persons riding in the passenger car suffered only minor injuries Only one or two additional wit nesses were expected to be called today before the jury retires to con sidera verdict crating company is more powerful 3 govern deal Will Fall Short A bill regulating communica tions in interstate commerce will fall short of being effective unless it first restricts the use of the hold ing company to what is absolutely essential and necessary and second unless the regulation is extended to the holding company in like manner as to the operating company The report recommended that the first step in regulation be a thor ough investigation into the Bell telephone companies Splawn esti mated it would require a year and cost between 5500000 and 1000 000 The first assignment the report said should be into their accounts records methods of handling de preciation contracts and to what extent communications companies contribute to campaign expenses or Turn tn 1age 2 Column Senator Huey P Long of Louisiana was the object of highly ex pressive epithets uttered by Col John P Sullivan right of New Or leans during a senate hearing concerning the appointment ol D D Moore left as collector of internal revenue at New Orleans Long had charged Sullivan dominated Moores since the WeaJ FORECAST IOWA Fair cooler in south central portions Friday night Saturday fair slightly warmer MINNESOTA Fair Friday night Saturday generally fair followed by cooler in north por tion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 44 Minimum in Night 37 At 8 A M 42 OFFIGERSLAIN BY 2 OUTLAWS Another Kidnaped by Gang Believed to Be Led by Clyde Barrow MIAMI Okla April 6 stable Cal Campbell was slain and Chief of Police Percy Boyd of Com merce near here was kidnaped to day by two outlaws and their blond woman companion Boyd and Campbell had tried to investigate a bullet hole in the windshield of the car in which the two men and the woman became stuck in a mudhole Witnesses said that before the two reached the machine the occu pants opened fire and Campbell fell dying almost instantly The police chief was taken in the car and it sped northwestward to ward Chetopa Kans about 10 miles from Commerce It was not known whether Boyd was wounded They were investigating to de termine if Bonnie Parker the cigar puffing girl friend of Clyde Barrow desperado is a blond and if perhaps the men were Barrow and Raymond Hamilton who escaped aided sup posedly by Barrow from a Texas prison farm some time ago It was established the killers used a machine gun and it was believed Boyd was wounded in the shoulder and face Sheriff Dee Walters said he was convinced the killers were Barrow and his companions Mrs Massie Attempts to Kill Herself Slashes Both Wrists on Board Ship to Genoa Italy GENOA Italy April 6 Ships officers of the S S Roma said today that Mrs Thalia Fortescue Massie principal figure in the sen sational Honolulu assault case of 1932 attempted suicide by slashing both wrists and throwing herself from the liners top deck on the voyage from New York Prof Darrio Bqrelli director of the nervous ailments clinic in Genoa where Mrs Massie has beentaken since the ships arrival yesterday confirmed the officers report She Wanted to Die The director said that Mrs Mas sie told him she attempted suicid3 when the steamer was three days cut from Genoa because wanted to die I regretted hav ing got a divorce from my hus j band I Mrs Massie and Lieut Thomas Hedges Massie U S N were di vorced at Reno Feb 23 Dr Borelli told the Associated Press she would have to remain in the clinic from 30 to 40 days before she could recover completely Injuries Not Serious Ships officers said MrsMassie threw herself from the top deck but that they did not know whether she intended throwing herself into the seaor only on a lower deck Despite her fall of nearly 20 feet Dr Borelli said that Airs Massies physical injuries were not serious He said her general physical condi tion was in fact good but that she was extremely nervous and greatly depressed ARGUMENT OVER 20CENTWINDOW ENDS IN DEATH Mexican Held Here for Stabbing Neighbor in Quarrel Ascension Big John1 Aguirre 45 Mexican who resided at No 19 Le high Row is being held at the coun ty jail following the verdict of a coronersjury Friday morning that he stabbed to death John C Chabez 40 Mexican who resided at No 13 Lehigh Row The stabbing followed an argu ment over a window alleged to have been worth about 20 cents which occurred about oclock Thurs day evening when Big John went to the home of Chabez to complain that Chabez children had broken the window with a slingshot According to Aguirre he went to the home of Chabez located across a back street from the Aguirre home and Chabez came out of his home with a poker and butch er knife The pair scuffled and Aguirre alleges that he took the knife from Chabez and stabbed him with it after Chabez bad struck him Aguirre received a cut across the left cheek from one of the instru ments and his hands were cut One Wound Made Chabez received but one cut from a direct thrust into the back the bladj Address by Nollen Opens Conference of College Groups GRINNELL April 6 address by President John S Nollen of Grinnell college openedthe joint conference this morning of the Iowa student convention on inter national relations and the Missis sippi Valley conference of inter national relations clubs Conferences will continue on the Grinnell college campus Saturday and Sunday Among noted speakers included on the program are Sherwood Eddy author Clark M Eichelberger na tional director of the Nations assoc rtion Raymond L Euell president of the Foreign Policy association and Dr Otto Natham former eco nomic advisor to the German reich BOOST IN ESTATE LEVY IS DEBATED Senate May Have to Put Off Final Vote on Tax Bill to Next Week BULLETIN WASHINGTON April 6 senate today rejected by 42 to 36 a proposal for sharp in creases in taxation on excep tional capital net gains where they occur frequently during a five year period Defeat of the amendment offered by Senator Murphy D la kept in the revenue bill the less drastic fi nance committee provision of capital gains and losses by in dividuals WASHINGTON April 6 Senators who want to redistribute ivealth concentrated today on a drive to increase the estate taxes sharply Beaten back 47 to 36 in their move to hoist income taxes to war time levels liberals from both po litical parties turned their heavy leviesontherich campaign to the support of the LaFolette estate transfer amendment The plan for which Senator La Follette sought approval today calls for rates of 27 to 60 per cent on estates valued from to more than 10000000 The senate finance committee of which Senator Harrison DMiss is chairman favored rates of 20 to 50 per cent Under existing law the rates are 19 to 45 per cent Prevent Accumulation Harrison told the senate in his report that even under the com AS VOTERS ROWED TO POLLS This flood scene was taken in the village of Plover Wis where voters used rowboats to get to this polls Nine lives were lost in Wiscon sin and Minnesota and heavy property damage was incurred as a re sult of flood waters Associated Press entli rib knife entered body near the left shoulder blade but missed the heart according to Coroner J E McDonald Arteries were cut however and Chabez bled to death internally while being taken to the hospital Eighty ounces of blood were taken from the victim but he failed to bleed externally The body was taken to the Patter son funeral home Aguirre was arrested at his home and offered no resistance Detectives Leo Risacher James Buchanan and Deputy Sheriff John Deach spent considerable time locating the knife which had been spirited away by someone and hid in the house of Aguirre The knife about 10 inches long and about onehalf inch thick was found on the shelf in the kitchen and was covered with blood One of the daughters of Aguirre helped po lice find it Falls in Yard Chabez was escorted to his home by Teddy Hernandez 19 Mexican and Steve Montecino 25 also Mexi can who saw Chabez fall in his own yard following the stabbing Chabez was still living when officers arrived but was unable to talk Witnesses stated that the men had been fight ing in the street with their fists be fore the stabbing and that Aguirres wife had attempted to get her hus band back to his home Diamentes Poraskcva 45 Greek Paphael Reyes 16 Mexican and George Barlos 40 Greek witnessed the fight from short distances They were called upon to testify at the inquest and stated that Chabez had struck Aguirre and that Aguirre had stabbed Chabez Chabez was employed at the Le high cement plant as truck man but Aguirre is reported to be with out work Both men were married and had families Aguirre has re sided in Mason City about 11 years and had taken out first citizenship Recalls News of War 17 Years Ago CROWD OF 3000 TURNED BACK IN CITY HALL RAIDS Mob Mills About Blood Splattered Streets 25 in Jail MINNEAPOLIS April 6 Three thousand unemployed milled about blood spattered sidewalks to day after authorities had twice re pulsed onslaughts against the city hall and courthouse at the cost of injuries to 18 persons Twenty five others were in Jail Machine guns mounted on one side of the building were not brought Into play as the throng launched their second rush for the building about p m It grew out of the arrest of a delegation of their number which had been ad mitted to the city hall to present demands for continuation of the CWA and for cash relief Old Woman Leader The first brush with the law in which an old woman on crutches and hundreds of persons display ing red arm bands were loading figures started about 10 a m ami only was quelled after bottles stones and tear gas bombs were flung back and forth between the police and the throng Of those injured 10 were police men badly beaten by the mob which seized paving blocks scrap iron and even coal from passing trucks for missiles Many other persons were hurt but not badly i enough to need hospital attention Chief of Police Michael Johannes earlier had said he would accede to the request of a group of judges and beg the lieutenant governor for aid of the national guard in restor ingorder mittee plan the new levies would tend to prevent undue accumula tion of wealth Harrisons committee has yet to be defeated on the floor on any of the scores of revisions it made in the tax bill after the house sent it to the upper chamber Harrison has indicated he would probably accept a compromise on the LaFollette amendment and let it go to conference with the house As the senate moved to its third day of debate on the tax bill today there were prospects that it may not be passed until next week Murphy Plan Up Before the LaFollette proposal was acted upon a vote was due on the pending amendment of Senator Murphy DIowa to increase sharply the taxes on capital gains where such gains are of a specta cular variety The finance committee plan for taxing capital gains which demo cratic leaders believed would be re tained provides for measuring the gain or loss from the sale of prop Tnrn o IftJJC 2 Column 2J papers Mrs Tread of Marching Feet Heard Again in Capital WASHINGTON April 0 Its army day today and the tread of marching feet of soldiers parading up Pennsylvania avenue revives a memory Seventeen years ago at oclock this afternoon a signal from a white house window shot i around the world the message America is at war Deep in Thought Woodrow Wilson walked the streets of Washington that Mrs Wilson beside him both deep in turning back to the white house taking up a pen and signing his name across the war resolution As he traced the last stroke a naval officer standing in a window near Wilsons silently to the desk navy semaphored department then across the street The word awaited flashed in stantaneously to the furthest mili tary and naval outpost orders to go into action One of First Franklin D Roosevelt young as sistant secretary of the navy was cne of the first to receive it His was a task of seeing that the na tions naval cordon offered no loopholes to German sea raiders Today is army day again and he wired from his yacht in southern waters that the celebration indi cates in part the gratitude of our nation to our army which so valiantly served this country in its every emergency Wife at Hospital Chabez had been taken to the Mercy hospital about 3 oclock Thursday afternoon for treatment She was confined at the hospital when officers were attempting to save the life of her husband by rushing him to the same hospital in an ambulance Chabez was born in Mexico June 24 1893 He is survived by his wife and six children Alfredo 13 Albert 11 Raymond 9 Mary 8 Alfonso 6 and Merse 4 His mother and broth ers and sisters also survive him in Mexico He had resided in Mason City for the past 15 years 3000 Coal Miners of Iowa in Strike DES MOINES April G total of Iowa coal miners on strike in protest to the federal administra tive order changing wage scales reached 3000 when J10 miners at Colfax voted to join the walkout PRESIDENT OUT TO PROVE SON WRONG ABOUT HIS FISHING MIAMI Fla April 6 The president of the United States is not a man to let a challenge lie un answered He was up early today with a heavy baited hook off Cay Sal to prove that his son Elliott doesnt know a good fisherman when he sees one Elliott had reported after a visit that his fathers luck was ter rible to which Mr Roosevelt re torted by wireless that the state ment constituted a gross libel and threatened to appoint a special committee to investigate the charge and procure a retraction The latest wireless message from Vincent Asters yacht on which Mr Roosevelt is a guest reported a fine mornings catch of many amber jack and two broken rods handled remarkably by Kermit Roosevelt JUDGE WILL ACT AGAINST CRITICS Plans to Prosecute Grand Jury That Probed Break of Dillinger CROWN POINT Ind April G VI William J Murray of the criminal court started action to ward prosecution of the county grand jury which criticized him in connection with the escape of John Dillinger from the county jail The judge ordered James Purdy of Hobart Ind foreman and the five other members of the grand jury to appear before him next Mon day to show cause why they should not be cited for contempt of court He issued subpoenas for them Untoward Criticism Untoward criticism toward my self and the dignity of the courts of Indiana was the reason Judge Murray assigned for his action The jury in addition to criticizing Mur ray and others indicted jail at taches Ernest blunk and Sam Ca hoon for aiding and abetting Oil lingers famous escape with a wood en gun Judge Murray cited fully half of the grand jurys report which filled three columns of newspaper space in announcing the action The jurist declared the document was written in scandalous con temptuous language The sections to which he particu larly objected were those criticizing himself for failing to transfer Dil linger from the county jail to the Indiana State penitentiary at Mi chigan City Had No Authority Judge Murray said he would have no authority to take such action un less Dillingers life were endangered by mob violence The jury report said the judge could and should have ordered the transfer Probability of a bitter squabble when the grand jurors arc brought to court was seen in Judge Mur rays action County Prosecutor Martin Smith Murrays predeces sor on the bench had announced they would defend the jurors and their report if either were criti cized Chief Johannes iateY modified hip statement by saying he would not ask for troops unless further vio lence developed After the first attack with estab lishment of machine gun and the advance of a detachment of police into the street at p m the temper of the crowd had seemed to die down Traffic paralyzed on all four sides of the building start ed moving slowly then with traces of tear gas from bombs flung back and forth between police and riot ers still hovering in the air Bombs Were Mistake Finally one patrolman to pacify the mob shouted the throwing of bombs had been a mistake Some of the unemployed many of them wearing red arm bands shouted back they wanted no more bombs A speaker who attempted to reas semble his cohorts by speaking from the top of an automobile was given scant encouragement Few of the milling throng lis tened most of them shuffled about Duringthe lull a man yelled Lets sing America The speak ers laughed and many in the mob jeered Police attempted to disperse the mob that blocked traffic on four streets surrounding the courthouse by flinging tear gas bombs among the crowd The mob however seized the bombs and hurled them back the gas seeping into the build ing and necessitating the closing of three courts and many offices Ilanned lor Days The demonstration planned for several daya leaders later disclosed Turn to 1ajte 2 Column 2 Otho Man Killed by Car Near Fort Dodge FORT DODGE April 6 Larson Otho was killed struck by an automobile walking along a highway near here T L Wenncr of Dows was driving the oar Officials announced no in quest would be held o when while Soups Sandwiches Here is a recipe booklet ideal for any time of year More than 150 recipes which will be very practical giving attractive 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