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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 11, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                E R i IS MEM 4 f l P T OF I 0 V i M North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home TUB NEWSFAlJEB THAT MAKES AU XOBTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ftSSOCLATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 11 1934 SECTION ONE NO 158 IL Politics in Fore Again Grand Old Game Is Showing Revival in Capital By HERBERT PLUMMER TASHINGTON April 11 It might have been the unusu ally spring like weather Wash ington had around E a st e r or perhaps causes more significant but the fact re mains that the grand old game of partisan poli tics is humming along at the present with a spirit it hasnt shown for more than a year Representative Wadsworth of New York former re publican senator whose name is mentioned in connection with his partys hopes for 1936 has scored the new deal in a nation wide ad dress Senator White of Maine in a speech before the republican state convention of that state urged mil itant opposition to those vagaries in government toward which in our temporary distress we have been be guiled Borah of Idaho ever alert to sense a shift in the political winds has given indications that all is not well in his eyes In a recent speech in the senate he all but laughed at congress for surrendering its au thority in the matter of processing taxes Kainey Threatens Speaker Rainey is threatening to make public his blacklist of demo crats in the house who have opposed and voted against the administra tion on important issues Allegations of communism the brain trust are in for an air ing with republicans all set for any drop from the investigating com mittees table Hoover has journeyed as far from the Pacific coast as Chi cago on a confidential but thought provoking mission Jim Watson of Indiana is reported to be working toward reorganization of the repub lican nationalcommittee with posr And there are many other signs even although faint pointing to ward reanimation of the forces of G 0 P Skepticism Revived Ordinarily such happenings would go unnoticed by politicians and those who make it their business to keep tab on politics At the present however the faintest stir is set down and subjected to careful analysis The past year has been one devoid of the usual in politics Aside from occasional longdistance sniping politicians for the most part have been as quietly bewildered by the dazzling parade put on by the pres ent administration as have the com mon every day citizens Unless the signs fail however ttey are beginning to catch their breaths Astonishment is giving way to skepticism in many instances The politically charmed life which the administration has been living for more than a year apparently is about to be supplanted by a stiffer struggle for existence New Worlds Plane Altitude Record Is Claimed by Italian ROME April 11 der Renato Donati returned from a flight today with bis altitude meter registering 14515 meters 46621 291 Pending the opening of his baro graph tomorrow which will give the exact altitude his flight was regarded at Montecelio airfield from which he took off as a new International altitude record for airplanes The present recognized record held by G Lemoine of France is 13661 meters 44819418 Weal FORECAST IOWA Fair cooler in west and extreme south portions Wednesday night Thursday fair and slightly warmer in northeast and east central por tions MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night Thursday fair with slightly warmer In east and north portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 56 Minimum In Night S3 At 8 A M Wednesday ST Rainfall Trace DEFENSE OPENS IN TRIAL OF BEH Mrs Roosevelt Contradicts Wirts Assertions DENIES PROJECT OF HOMESTEADS IS Indiana Educator Told He May Go Back to Gary WASHINGTON April 11 Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt today contradicted the contentions of Dr William A Wirt that the subsis tence homestead project at Reeds ville W Va is a communistic ef fort The wife of the president gave her viewsin response to questions at a white house conference with news paperwomen A while before Dr a visit to the been told the house investigating committee desired no further testimony from him and he was free to return to his Gary Ind home To Resume Tuesday The inquiry will resume next Tuesday with the appearance of the six persons named by Wirt as hav ing attended a September dinner in Virginia at which he testified he heard talk of revolutionary plotting Some of those named by him have denied that conversations related by him took place Mrs Roosevelt said today Never in this country to my knowledge has it been considered communistic for an opportunity to be given to people to earn their own living and own their houses Give Initial Capital She added that while it is a fact that the government will provide the initial capitalontiufjBajrticular projecfpany fiat wishes to do so may establish the same sort of communities It is hoped that many private enterprises will wish to do it she declared The government is just pointing the way In response to further questions Mrs Roosevelt said that quite a number of private industries were even now willing to go into Reeds ville Forbid by Congress Setting up of a governmental fac tory for making postoffice equip ment was nipped in the bud by con gressional action forbidding the pos tal department to buy such equip ment from any factory outside the District of Columbia Mrs Roosevelt also answered Wirts statement yesterday before the Bulwinkle committee that 200 families now paying rent in Mor gantown would be taken from that community by the project in which she is interested thus making taxes even harder to collect I question very much if any peo ple will eventually move into the 125 not 200 homes at Reedsville who have not paid any rent in quite a long time she said Were on Relief Most of these families were on relief or they would not have oppor tunity to go out there She added that most of the fam ilies came from mining camps and she doubted very much if the min ing companies would feel that they Xanr to PSKC 2 Column 2 Fl HAS FINAL DAY OF FISHING Astor Says President and Son Caught 190 Fish on Tuesday MIAMI Fla April 11 President Roosevelt was spending his last day at sea fishing off Gun Cay island in the Bahamas direct ly opposite Miami Vincent Astor reported the pres ident and his son James caught 190 fish yesterday His message to Marvin H Mcln tyre white house secretary here follows The president and Jimmy went fishing yesterday afternoon and be lieve it or not they caught 190 fish From now on the Ellis and the Nourmahal will live on fish Re maining out here for remainder of day as fishing conditions seem very fine The Nourmahal Asters yacht is the one on which the president is spending his fishing trip The Ellis is a coast guard boat CROWD HEARS WIRT MAKE REVOLUTION CHARGES This picture shows the packed committee room In Washington where Dr William A Wirt seated at left told of a Virginia dinner party last September at which he said he heurd that the brain trust planned revolution Several of the six persons at the party denied his statements James A Heed stand former fiery senator from Missouri appeared as Wirts counsel Associated Press Demo Regulars Sweep Primary Vote in Illinois Rainey Scores Victory of CHICAGO April 11 ers of organized democracy in Illi nois whose candidates won nomina tion in yesterdays statewide pri mary almost as they pleased la beled the tremendous democratic vote today as a tribute and a compliment to the democratic ad ministration both national and local The significance of the election lay largely in the fact that it was the first in which an entire state was afforded opportunity to regis ter its opinion of its congressmen since the democratic landslide of 1932 Henry T Rainey congressman from the twentieth district and speaker of the house of representa tives scored a 5 to 1 victory James Kirby a state representa tive Not Direct Issue The national administration was not a direct issue the democrats having been content for the most part to campaign on local issues with little more than perfunctory reference to the new deal The possible nomination of a re publican candidate in the tenth dis trict came closer to having admin istration significance perhaps than did the wide victory of Speaker Rainey That was the apparent suc cess of Ralph E Church who con tested for the republican congres sional nomination against the in cumbent James Simpson Jr Church was indorsed by a Roose velt cabinet Ickes secretary of the interior who said Simpsons polo playing did not qualify him for congress Returns however were far from complete and Churchs lead was slender Negro Renominated Oscar De Priest only Negro member of congress was renomin ated by republicans in the first dis trict Michael Igoe long a figure in Chicago and state democracy was nominated for congressmanat large together with Martin A Brennan incumbent The Igoe vic tory was scored at the expense of an incumbent congressman Walter Nesbit who for years has been prominent in southern Illinois labor circles Republicans viewed the primary with an optimism that equalled that of the democrats Chairman William H Weber of the republican Cook county Chicago central commit tee said the vote was gratifying particularly to republicans who be lieved in a united and rehabilitated republican party No special effort was made to get out the republican vote he said All Safely In With the exception of Simpson in the tenth republican incumbents Turn to IftRe 2 Column fl Samuel Insull to Start Home Friday the 13th Examined by Doctors and Found Fit to Sail April 11 ernment doctors examined Samuel Insull today and pronounced him fit to start the long trip back to Chi cago at Smyrna Friday the thir teenth aboard the S S Exilona Insulls heart reported to have given him trouble his long exile in Greece is sound the doc tors reported He will return to the United States in custody of Amer ican authorities Burton Y Berry 32 year old sec retary of the American embassy will accompany Insull on his trip to face charges of embezzlement and fraud in Illinois United States Ambassador Rob ert P Skinner who designated Berry to make the trip previously had indicated Insull might be placed aboard the American ex port line ship the S S Executive leaving Istanbul today American authorities said they expected no further difficulty in finally bringing to an end the 74 year old Chicagoans long flight from justice They minimized the significance of lastminute moves by Insulls legal staff to delay his extradition The Associated Press learned that Insull will be removed from the house of detention in which he is held here Thursday night He will be taken on a Turkish coastwise boat and is scheduled to arrive at Smyrna Friday afternoon The formalities of actually hand ing him over to the United States will take place aboard the Exilona BANDJTSHOU UP COLORADO BANK Flee With About in Loot and 3 Officials as Hostages STERLING Colo April 11 Machine gun bandits who smashed their way into the Security State bank here in a daring daylight hold up this morning and fled with about loot and three bank officials as hostages were sought over a lyarge area in eastern Colorado and western Kansas and Nebraska to day The robbers believed five in num ber all wearing masks fled in a small Chevrolet coach which had no license plates driving east About two miles from Sterling they released their prisoners un harmed The hostages were R A Towne president of the bank L B Propst assistant cashier and Davis Morrell teller Towne said the robbers loot in cluded to in cur rency some bonds and warrants and some silver COMPROMISE ON Senate Debates Exemption of Cocoanut Oil Stock Bill Revised WASHINGTON April 11 The senate today tentatively adopt ed a compromise to return to the Philippine government revenue from the proposed 3 cents a pound do mestic processing tax on imported cocoanut oil The action left to be acted on a proposal by Chairman Harrison of the senate finance committee to ex empt from the tax 520000000 pound of cocoanut oil from the is lands the average annual importa tion for the last five years Warned of Veto Harrison had warned of a presi dential veto if the tax remained in the bill and read a letter from Mr Poosevelt saying it violated the principles of the independence act Action came after Senator Har rison announced he would not op pose the Norris amendment return ing the tax which he said would strengthen the senates bargaining position when the bill went to con ference The bill as it passed the house fixed taxation at 5 cents a pound with no exemption or quali fication Six marginal requirements were stricken from the stock market con trol bill today by the senate bank ing committee without a record vote Completely Revised The committee completely revised the vital marginal section of the bill adopting the Glass proposal to vest control over the problem with the federal reserve board and the proposed federal securities exchange commission They would regulate the markets under the bill as now drafted The committee vote was the cli max to a bitter dispute over provi sions of the stock market control bill Several modifications already had been made in the drastic mar ginal requirements of the original measure Glass Plan Substituted The Glass proposal was substitut ed for a provision under which pur chasers of stock would have been required by law to put up 60 pel cent of the market value in cash or in stable securities Senator Glass DVa offeree the plan which was approved by the committee It has the indorsement of Eugene Black governor of the federal reserve board This provision would give the re serve board complete freedom in fixing the marginal requirements on loans by member banks The secur ities exchange commission would fix marginal requirements for brokers and nonmember banks TOOL DIE SHOPS REJECT UNIONS WAGE DEMANDS Conference Called to Try to Avoid Strike on Thursday DETROIT April 11 sentatives of 62 shops employing tool and die workers in Detroit today refused to entertain wage and hour demands of the Mechanics Educa tional society which has threatened to walk out at midnight Thursday unless satisfactory answers were received The refusal was made known after a meeting of the employers repre sentatives with Matthew J Smith general secretary of the Mechanics society The workers had demanded wage increases of 20 per cent and a 36 hour five day week Conference Culled Executives of the trades union im mediately called a conference of of ficials to consider their future j course Union representatives have esti mated that approximately 18000 tool and diemakers employed in the local shops would respond to a strike call and that as in the case of the Motor Products corporation strike settled Monday the effect would be felt shortly in many leading auto mobile plants The strike of the Motor Products workers forced a suspension of pro duction by the Hudson Motor Car company but operations were in full swing in the latter plant today fol lowing the settlement of the parts company strike 13 Year Old Boy Charged With Murder Inquest Held After Finding Body of Girl 2 CHICAGO April 11 A few hours after blond 2 year old Dorette Zietlow was found dying from cold ana hunger in an abandoned ice house a coroners jury today rec ommended that George Rogalski 13 years old be held to the grand jury for murder Half a dozen witnesses told how young Rogalski lured the little girl away from her home Sunday with promises of a nickel Laconic and unimpressed the school boy ad mitted undressing the child and leaving her in the building to die Brother nt Witnesses at the inquest includ ed Dorettes 4 year old brother Kenneth who testified In a childish treble that young Rogalski was the boy who took Dorette by the hand and led her away Four boys of Georges age driven away from the vicinity of the ice house by Rogalski after they heard Dorette whimpering told how they summoned a policeman Buy Sitd Listless George sat listless through the hearing unimpressed by the pro cdings His parents Mr and Mrs Michael Rogalski watched on with detached airs the mother some times smiling at the excited testi mony of the child witnesses Described by his parents as a regular attendant at church ser vices Rogalski said in a surprised but decidedly not grief stricken voice Is that so when informed shortly before the inquest that Dor ette wasdead The threatened walkout of 9ie tool and diemakers was the only present obstacle to complete peace in the automotive industry and fed eral mediation agencies today were endeavoring to bring about a com promise between the workers and employers Quiet prevailed this forenoon at the plant of the DetroitMichigan Stove company where intermittent disorder has marked the twodays old strike in clashes between strik ers and workers Two Firemen Lose Their Lives as Floor of Building Collapses PERTH AMBOY N J April 11 Fire Chief Roland Jensen and Fireman Sylvester Palo lost their lives early today when the floor of the F and W Grand 5 and 10 cent store in Smith street collapsed after a fire in the cellar had eaten away the supports plunging the two men into the flames The fire was confined to the one store con tents of which were destroyed at a loss estimated by firemen at 000 OILLlNGErVSM DIES IN ST PAUL Death of Eugene Green Is llth Fatality Associated With Outlaw ST PAUL April 11 gene Green said by authorities to have been John Dillingers compan ion when the outlaw escaped from an apartment here 10 days ago died in a hospital here today from gunshot wounds suffered three days later when he was captured by federal agents Green who records showed was the eleventh fatality associated with Dillingers depredations had been unconscious most of the time since he was shot down April 3 by federal agents planted in a house in the Negro section A woman companion who also fled with Dil lingor earlier Beth Green alias Hiries alias Mrs Bessie Moore wife of Green was captured at the same time The shooting occurred as the two drove up to the house officers learned later to pick up luggage taken from another hideout Physicians said Green dicti from an infection of the brain resulting from his gunshot wounds Federal operatives who main tained a constant vigil at his bed side in an effort to obtain informa tion which might lead to Dillin gers capture learned little since he hat few conscious moments JUDGE MOON IS FIRST WITNESS TO TAKE STAND Governments Witnesses Tell About Threats to PWA Officials By ROV P POUTER Associated Tress Staff Writer DAVENPORT April 11 De ense attorneys for Carleton D Beh investment broker today be an their attempt to prove that Beh altered an Ottumwa public works application in good faith The prosecution rested its case at 31 a m After presenting a cor robrating witness to testimony yes terday that Beh threatened public works administration officials in Washington when he found out the overnment was going to make loans to Iowa municipalities Chief Defense Counsel Merrill Gil more of Ottumwa put hislaw part ner E G Moon on the stand as the first defense witness Moon was employed last October by the city of Ottumwa to investigate the sta tus of the citys PWA application ii Washington Moon Tells of Trip Moon testified as to a trip lie made to the Capitol after the gov ernment had approved a cash gran of for construction of a via duct He said that he conferred with George H Welle PWA official ami determined that the application which had been approved differed from the original application made He said that the approved request called for a grant on which the government allowed 550000 and a local bond issue of The original request which the ment alleges altered asked a grant jiius a ernt 7 TO BEAT SMITH Jameson Contributions to Campaign Revealed in Cannon Trial WASHINGTON April 11 Testimony that Edwin C Jameson New York insurance executive con tributed 5172800 in 1928 to aid in defeating Alfred E Smith for pres ident was given a jury today in the trial of Bishop James Cannon Jr The Southern Methodist church man and Miss Ada L Burroughs are on trial in District of Columbia su preme court on a charge of con spiracy to violate the federal cor rupt practices act by failing to re port all of 565300 received from Jameson Active in Virginia Bishop Cannon was active in Vir ginia in opposing Smith for presi dent Reports made to a congressional committee read into the court rec ord showed that Jameson also col lected as chairman of the insurance division of the republican national committee Jameson the report said con tributed to the republican state committee of Virginia in ad dition to to Cannon Aided Republicans His contributions included 000 to the republican state commit tee of North Carolina 50000 to the national constitutional democratic committee to the republican state committee of Indiana and 500 to the epublican national com mittee H F Healey Jamesons secre tary told of a call from Cannon in February 1929 during which he said he and Cannon discussed the report ing of the Jameson contributions to the clerk of the house under the corrupt practices act Cannon said Healey testified that under the law it was not ne cessary for him to report them Indorsement of New Deal Seen by Rainey WASHINGTON April 11 Interpreting yesterdays Illinois election as a wonderful indorse ment of the new deal Speaker Rainey told newspapermen today that he felt certain the state would be democratic by a large margin in November lowan Hangs Himself NEOLA April 11 Porter 70 prominent southwestern Iowa stock raiser hanged himself in a bedroom at his home near here The body was found by a son Paul ernmerit I The defense has admitted that Beh altered the application but as serts that the change was made in good faith and that the Des Moine investment broker acted as an agen of the city Substantiates Manning Moons testimony substantiated statements made yesterday by May or Edwin C Manning described from the Iowa end Moon said that he conferred with Edward H Foley Jr assistant general counsel of the PWA and was told that a presidential lease on the viaduct to obtain a loan was impractical He also said that there was a brief discussion about a bond issue which was complicated by a division of opinion between the federal circuit court and the Iowa supreme court as to the limit of the citys bonded indebtedness The Ottumwa lawyer told how that city accepted through a tel egram from Manning the cash grant and relinquished claim on the loan provision In the origi nal application n order to be sure to get the grant Detailed Examination The government went into a de tailed cross examination as to con 2 Column 0 Modern Manners The girl I pow der my nose at the theater Should I speak to him first when 1 meet him on the street Should I allow him to pay for my dinner on the train The boy Should I see her to her door in the apartment house Should I get off the street car first Should I precede her down the theater aisle The hostess Should I separate married and en gaged couples at the table How should I seat my guests at the the ater party How should I send my invitations to the formal din ner Everyone will find the answer to what is correct and when in the booklet Modern Manners which our Washington Information bu reau is offering for a cost and hand ling charge of 10 cents Use coupon Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Fr eric J Haskin Director Washington D C I 10 cents in coin care fully wrapped for the booklet Presidents and Their Wives Xame eet City State Mail to Washington D C   

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