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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 12, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                1M E R 3 M t 4 1 OF i F ff North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 12 1934 TUIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SKCTJON ONK NO 159 All Set to Close Shop Veterans Lobby Is Satisfied With Results SUPERGANG ROBBED LOCAL BANK By HERBERT PLtOMMER WASHINGTON April 12 UP The brains of what sometimes is referred to as the veterans lobby are ready to close up shop for the remainder of the present congress and either play golf or go fishing S u b s t antialy everything for which they have fought is in the bag Their atti tude is aptly ex pressed in the opening sentence of the special bulletin issued by the national legislative committee of the American Legion after Presi dent Roosevelts veto had been over ridden Over the our objec tives taken Three points of the Legions four point program in the main have been translated into law Former serviceconnected disabil ity compensation to World war vet erans has been restored The 29000 presumptive cases have been re stored to the rolls at 75 per cent of their old payments except for those in which the government can show disability which incurred before o after service Hospitalization fo aeedy disabled veterans also is pro vided Bonus Issue Dormant Al references to immediate pay ment of adjusted service certificate the bonus which has passed th house and now is pending in the sen ate are dismissed summarily They are quick to point out tha the American Legion is on recorc as opposed to this proposition A far as the1 national legislative com mittee is concerned its interest in theproposition rests at that point The American Legion has spoken Question they say Johnson Says Licensing Law May Be Extended outahd oproseltne bonus Privately expressed opinions ar that the success with which the vel erans cause has met thus far wi go a long way toward dampenin the ardor and enthusiasm for pay ment of the bonus at this time Point No 4 Shelved As a matter of fact there seem to be no particular urge on th part of some spokesmen for th veterans to push for enactment o Point No 4 of the American Legio program This is the proposal that in n event shall widows and dependen children of deceased war veteran be without government protection Senator Steiwer of Oregon recog nized spokesman for veterans in th senate purposely omitted offerin this point along with the other thre He and other veteran supporter frankly were afraid of it Point N 4 more than any other in the pro gram is credited with having don more to stir up the tremendous o position the veterans encountere in their efforts to liberalize th economy act If the leaders have their wa Point No 4 as well as other legisli tiou affecting veterans will I pigeonholed at least for the tim being 800 Workers in 9 Iowa Mines Pledged Not to Go to Wor DBS MOINES April 12 proximately 800 workers in nin Marion county mines stood pledg not to return to the pits today aft a caravan of 100 automobile loac of miners touring from mine to mine Induced themto go on strike The convoy was said to include men from mines in MonroeMarion Lucas and Polk counties The men were protesting a recent federal order altering hours and wage scales for Iowa miners Mem bers of the caravan declared there was no union call for action and that it would be considered a wild tat strike TALKS WITHFR ONHISWAYBACK TO Lar Carrying Aides to Miami Docks Almost Hit by Train ENROUTE WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT TO WASHINGTON April 12 Gen Hugh S John son industrial administrator said oday after a conference with Presi dent Roosevelt that he was not sure ut what recommendation might be made for extension of the drastic icensing provision of the national recovery act as a weapon of strict enforcement of the codes Johnson said I think we have teeth enough without it but there may be other reasons for continua ion of the licensing power President in Agreement The general also disclosed that he president was in accordance with his general support of the Wagner bill establishing by law a quasi supreme court of industrial relations I think he said the president is iu general agreement with the views I expressed this week on the Wagner bill Johnson gave an optimistic rer port on the general business situa tion to the chief executive on the way northward from the presidents vacation cruise Have Narrow Escape A narrpwiycaverted accident in ed departure of Pfesident Roose veitvf or Washington attie conclu sion of a two weeks fishing trip to Bahaman waters A train narrowly missed striking a combination automobiletrailer carryingGeneral Johnson and other party members as they were en route to the docks to greet the president as he arrived at Miami on the yacht Nourmahal from the gulf stream fishing grounds Missed By Inches The trailer cleared the track by inches as the train roared by at a crossing in the residential district midway between the hotel head quarters and the docks Besides General Johnson those in the machine included Donald Rich berg general counsel for the NRA Marvin H Mclntyre presidential secretary and a number of white house correspondents and their wives A police escort darted across the tracks in front of the oncoming train The driver of the automobile followed despite the shrieking whistle of the locomotive and just managed to get the machine across the tracks in time to avoid a colli sion FartjGreets F K Arriving at the docks the party greeted the president as he walked down the gangplank of the Nour rnahal and entered an automobile to be driven to the railroad station Shortly afterward he departed for the national capital aboard a spe cial train The route to the train lay past Bay Front park where a year ago the assassin Giuseppe Zangara fa tally wounded Mayor Anton Cer mak of Chicago in an unsuccessful attempt on Mr Roosevelts life on the day the then presidentelect landed at Miami for another fishing trip Zangara later was electrocut ed Weal FORECAST IOWA Fair Thursday night Friday fair and warmer 3IINNESOTA Fair not so cold near Lake Superior Thurs day night Friday fair warmer in west and south portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 40 Minimum in Night 30 At 8 A M Thursday 34 9 PLANES SEARCH FOR 3 AMERICANS Trio Lost Since Tuesday in Hazardous Flying Area in China SHANGHAI April 12 planes roared in and out of the murk enveloping Hangchow today in a frantic search for three Am ericans lost since early Tuesday in the hazardous flying area A cold northerly wind of gale like proportions blew up along the China coast to increase fears for the three Finck of Miami Fla Rob ert Cast of Louisville Ky and Ivan Carlson of Donna Texas Frank Hawks American speed pilot took off in his big bomber this forenoon but reported by radio that he had seen no trace of the missing men VICTIMS OF CRAZED FATHER DEFENSE RESTS BEHSPENDSTWO HOURSONSTAND Admits He Threatened PWA Officials Says He Was Agent By ROT V POUTER Assocfated Press Staff Writer DAVENPORT April 12 efense rested in the case of Cart on D Beh charged with forgery oday after Beh testified for two ours as the principal defense wit These tots were victims of the Minneapolis tragedy in which a crazed insurance broker A J Freudenleld killed his wife his three children his motherinlaw and then tookhls own life Money worries were blamed tor Us act TheVrendehfeld children were left to fright Si Associated Press 22 More Marooned Men Rescued From Ice Pack Only Six Still Stranded in Bering Sea MOSCOW April 12 overnraent rescue commission an nounced that 22 more Russians marooned since Feb 13 on a drift ing ice pack in the Bering sea were rescued by airplane today Only six persons remain on the pack Flights to save the six remaining men were planned today or tonight if the weather remained favorable A graphic first hand account of the perilous situation facing the castaways when huge icebergs crashed into their pack was given by the government rescue commis sion First 5 Taken Off Reporting by radio from Cape Van Karem M Ushakov who is di recting relief operations and who flew to the camp April day on which the first five men were taken off said When I arrived at the camp surrounded by floating ice blocks the Cheliuskiners were living in heated and lighted log barracks But despite their reasonably com fortable quarters they existed as if on the slope of a volcano The camp was faced with con stant dangers On April 9 drifting icebergs bore down on the camp with a tremendous noise crashing ice and destroying the barracks and a motorboat Wreck Landing Field They wrecked a landing field under the airplane of the flyer had damaged a strut in landing two days before The plane was moved safely however to a ne wianding field The whole party displayed cour age and fortitude Ushakov report ed despite that crushing of ice which began at 2 a m confronting the castaways with the greatest peril since the Cheliuskin sank and continued throughout the day May Mean Death Praising the aviators for partici pating in rescue efforts Ushakov said under changing weather con ditions each unsuccessful flight may mean death Arrangements are being made to take the rescued from Cape Van Karem to Providence bay where they will embark on a soviet steam er for Khabarovsk or Vladivostok Prof Otto Schmidt ill leader of the castaways was flown to Nome last night for treatment The ice pack was located approximately 350 miles northwest of Nome Explosion Kills Four ALMERIA Spain April 12 Four persons were killed today in an explosion at a small fireworks factory on the outskirts of the city LABOR MEETING PLANNED SUNDAY Dissatisfaction With Aut Labor Board Growing More Active DETROIT April 12 ing reports of labor dissatisfactio with the procedure of the nationa automobile labor board were cl maxed today with announcement o plans for a meeting in Pontiac Mich next Sunday of representa lives of union labor organization from Michigan and Ohio cities a which working hours and wages wil be discussed Whether the meeting at Pontia would throw the automobile labo situation back into the status pre vailing before the Washingto agreement of March 25 at which th automobile labor board was create was not disclosed by labor leaders Dissatisfaction Plain They made it plain however tha there was dissatisfaction with th manner in which the collective ba gaining agreement had been carrie out by the manufacturers The cities to be represented at th Pontiac meeting are Detroit Lan sing Saginaw Flint Pontiac Cleve land and possibly Toledo and Akro The delegates will constitute th executive committee of the Unite Automobile workers an America Federation of Labor affiliate Preliminary to the general mee ing five Poutiac locals have fo warded a proposed agreement 1 their employers containing 20 poin covering wages and hours of labo Make Last Effort Last minute efforts to settle the dispute in Detroits tool and die in dustry were made by labor leaders today with 5000 workers threaten ing to walkout of the citys 62 job shops Thursday night Demands for a 20 per cent wage increase and a 36 hour week were turned down flatly Wednesday by the job shop owners with the state ment that the arbitrary demands of the workers were unfair and ill advised and asserting that the de mands would virtually force the shops out of competition with out side firms On the basis of statements made by Matthew J Smith spokesman for the workers todays discussions scheduled with individual shop own ers may be settled on a compromise basis ness Chief Defense Council Merrill lilmore of Ottumwa announced at Jae end of Behs appearance that be defense was closed and that he ould have a motion to present to he court this afternoon Attorneys for the defense oc upied the first part of the nfter loon session in reading government documents relating to PWA poli ies to the jury There was an indication that de ense counsel would offer a motion or a directed verdict for the de endant Threatened Officials In his testimony Beh declared Jiat he threatened PWA officials in Washington last August when he elieved the governments policy on oans and grants would saturate he Iowa bond market He further testified that he wac Instructed by Mayor Edwin C Manning on Aug 25 by long dis tanceVtelephone to go alieadwith the Behcbmpan of theGttumwa viaduct Beh took the stand shortly afte the morning session opened He de scribed in detail his preliminary ex plorations into the effect of th public works program on the Iowa securities market and led the jurj through a lengthy explanation o the procedure in the financing methods and sale of a municipal is ue He said that he told a committei of four Ottumwa men who met in his office early last August that h would not be interested in workin with them on a proposiiton of presidential lease on the viaduct t afford the projects cost of con struction Wouldnt Bo Interested youre going on a fishing ex pedition thats all right he state he told them but we wouldnt b interested Then it was he said that he ad vauced the idea of a bond issue on the Ottumwa bridge fund with which to obtain necessary to insure the viaduct The city was also asking a 60000 grant to go with the 5200000 state highway ap propriation to make up the total estimated cost of the via duct The citys application was deliv ered to Beh on the morning of Aug 24 the witness said by Frank P Hofmann president of the Ottumwa Insull Begins ong Journey Back to U S ormal Extradition to Be Made on Board Ship at Smyrna ISTANBUL April 1 uel Insull Sr was started on his ong involuntary journey back to he United States from a Turkish ail today He was removed under guard rom the Istanbul house of deten ion to be taken to Smyrna where he will be placed on board the S S Ixilona sailing Friday Formal extradition will be made aboard the Steamer when Turkish jolice hand over the former Chica o utilities magnate to an Ameri can diplomat Burton Y Berry hird secretary of the United States embassy to Turkey Sun Bathes Minarets The late afternoon sun bathed the minarets of Istanbul with glory as he aged prisoner stepped out ot he jail accompanied by detectives The uniformed sentinels at the door presented arms while throngs of curious maneuvered to obtain a view of the deported man While his lunch was enroute to the jail from a nearby restaurant Insull was notified that he was about to leave Istanbul and was told to prepare his luggage after dining His fellow prisoner and 12 cents a day valet Hassan when informed that his master was about to leave began gesticulating in an effusive farewell Bids Emotional Goodbye tie master ofthe Greek freighter Mai otis which brought Insull to Tur key called on his former passen ger at the jail this afternoon to bid him an emotional goodbye Attorney Mango also called and expressed his regret that the court of appeals had ruled against his last attempt to prevent extradition Out in the harbor Insulls bag was removed from the Maiotis and transferred to the Adana ready to accompany Insull to Pan derma LINKED IN ROBBERY chamber of commerce and State Senator Roy Stevens Decided to Go Ahead On the next morning he said Manning called him told him that the city council of Ottumwa had just had a meeting and weve de cided to go ahead On the same day and the next day Beh said the Ottumwa appli cation was redrawn in his office under the supervision of Owen P McDermott to eliminate the request for a government loan substituting a local bond issue on which the Beh company had agreed to bid par with a 1 per cent commission for handling all preliminary ar rangements The application was redrawn be cause I have thought all the time that we were employes to represent the city of Ottumwa on the bridge bond issue I was told so by Man ning and I still think so Went to Washington Beh declared his trip to Washing ton several days later when he said he took with him one copy of the Ottumwa application together with applications from Shenandoah Rem sen and Boone He revealed that the primary purpose of his trip was to assist in negotiating an RFC loan for a Council Bluffs Floral com pany In Washington Beh said he met Harold M Cooper of Marshalltown then chairman of the Iowa PWA board and P F Hopkins of Mason City state PWA engineer Beh said that the three discussed the governments policy on loans and grants and that Cooper told him Two to 6 column S Big Increase in Inheritance Tax Voted by Senate Move Follows Addition of Income Tax Tenth and Levy on Oils WASHINGTON April 12 Striking at large estates gifts and corporations the senate today wrote higher inheritance and gift taxes into the revenue bill and eliminated the corporation privilege of filing consolidated tax returns It adopted the LaFollette proposal for higher inheritance taxes by the decisive margin of 65 to 14 then without a roll call approved higher gift taxes amounting to three fourths of the inheritance levies By 40 to 37 it approved an amendment by Senator Borah D Idaho to repeal the consolidated re turn provision in existing law al lowing corporations to file a single return for the parent and affiliated units Agreement Kcached The agreement to vote on the higher inheritance rate was reached after two steps had been taken yes terday which made the ultimate fate of the bill uncertain and threat ened it with a presidential veto In the face of house opposition the senate threw overboard a previ ous vote against the Couzens amend ment to increase all individual tax returns next year and then voted despite President Roosevelts objec tions for a three cents a pound do mestic processing tax on imported vegetable and marine animal oils The vote on the emergency 10 per cent addition was 43 to 36 Trend in Congress Both actions served to accentuate the trend in congress to make deci sions independent of the president Mr Roosevet had not asked for an emergency income tax increase He said the vegetable oil tax was a vio lation of the Philippine independ ence law Senators wondered also how Mr Roosevelt would accept a modifica tion pushed through by Senator Norris R Ncbr to turn over the revenue from taxes collected on the Torn to Date 5 column t Alvin above and Dou Barker stis peated kidnapers of Edward I Bremer of St Paul Thursday were definitely United with the gang which robbed the First National bank of Mason City March IS BUFFALO CENTER Harm Onnen 65 Victim When Flames Destroy Barn on His Farm BUFFALO CENTER April Fiarm Onnen 65 was burned to death this morning when fire de stroyed the bam on his farm near bere The origin of the flames is un known Winnebago county officials are investigating Onnen went to the barn as usual to do chores this morning A little later his wife looked out the window and saw flames issuing from the barn She rushed to the struc ture and opened a door but was forced back by the flames Neighbors Are Called Mrs Onnen could not sec her husband and called the neighbors to help When neighbors arrived it was impossible to extinguish the flames in the barn and they devoted their efforts to saving nearby buildings The body of Onnen could not be removed until the ruins of the structure had cooled some His body was badly charred It was stated by neighbors that Onnen smoked considerably and a discarded match not entirely extin guished or his pipe might have orig inated the blaze He was also some times subject to sinking spells it was learned County Coroner Investigates Onnen had driven some of the cows out of the barn Other animals remained in the structure am burned His milk pails were founc just inside the door of the barn His body was found near the bodies of some cowa which burned Dr Thompson of Forest City cor oner of Winnebago county was summoned and canie to make an in vestigation The body was dug out of the ruins and removed to the OHN DILLINGER LEADER OF MOB N MARCH RAID Chief Patton Goes to St Paul Outlaws Girl Arrested The Mason City banlc robbery is ne of a dozen crimes believed to ave been committed by one of the angerous criminal gangs in the Jnited States operations of which ave been uncovered in St Paul it ivas lenmed Thursday Chief E J Patton of the Mason ity police department was in St aul Thursday in connection with he sensational new developments hat are expected to lead to the dentity of the seven men who held up and robbed the First National bank here March 13 Authorities have information John Dillinger Indiana desperado who vtus identified by a dozen or more vitnesses as the leader of the rob ery gang participated in the hold ip of the Mason City bank as well as of the banking institution a Sioux Falls S Dak Carroll nntl Hamilton The information uncovered also indicates that Tommy Carroll and John Hamilton Dillingers assist ant also participated in the local robbery staged to provide Dillinger with funds after his wooden gun escape Meanwhile word came from Chi cago that Evelyn Frechetti girl friend of Dillinger is in custody of department of justice agents there and will be charged with harboring a the wooden gun bandit himself The new disclosures corroborate theories held by localofficers and maintained byrMraeof nesses of the robbery that Dillin ger was the leader of the gang that descended on Mason City and drove away with 52QOQ The new disclosures also link the Mason City robbery up with the gang that kid naped Edward G Bremer and com mitted a dozen other major mob crimes in the middle west the pnst few months Find Kobbery Evidence The operations of this supergang which is made up of the most dar ing mob chieftains were uncovered when authorities at St Paul prose cuting the hunt for Dillinger who fled from an apartment there March 31 ran into important evi dence This loot would indicate accord ing to authorities that the mob had taken part in kidnapings and rob beries for a total of nearly a half million dollars The toll of lires taken in their depredations was said to number at least five At least 10 major participants all known criminals have been con nected with the gang by informa ion given authorities Baby Face Nelson Besides the three named above jthers identified by witnesses as having staged the Mason City rob jery were connected by the infor mation given authorities These included George Baby Turn In paicft ft column 3 Modern Manners The girl I pow der my nose at the theater Should I speak to him first when I 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 couples at the table How should I seat my 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