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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 14, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIX NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 14 1934 THIS rAPEU CONSISTS OV TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 161 Anxious to Start Home Determined Effort to End Session Forecast By HERBERT FLUMMER TON April 14 determined effort on the part of democratic lead ers to bring about adjourn ment of congress as quickly as pos sible is forecast by Washington politicians and observers The white house is expected to take the initia tive in the drive for more speed on capital hill Generally speaking sena tors and representatives will wel come such a move A third of the former and all of the latter are up for reelection this year and are anious to get back home Some of them have been in Washington since as far back as last November at tending to committee work without having returned home once They are pretty well satisfied with the work they have done in the present session It was apparent weeks ago that about the only dif ference between this and the spe cial session last year was in the names The term emergency has char acterized practically all legislation of major importance considered since January Permanent or re form legislation still waits BearingOn Elections If adjournment can be had within the next month or so many mem bers of congress feel that they can return to their constituents and plunge into reelection campaigns in good conscience They will have done nothing particular to arouse the ire of the country It may be another story however if the session is prolonged indefi nitely There are any number of bills now pending which might cause all sorts of trouble if up for disposition Many would fer to see them remain in the seclu sion of congressional pigeon holes for the time being The administration for example would like to escape the necessity of dealing with the vast conglom eration of silver bills scattered around in both houses A deter mined movement is on foot to have some sort of silver legislation en acted this session BiJIs Hanging Fire A method to have the government refinance farm mortgages by a vast bond issue is hanging fire There are bills to regulate commodity mar kets communications and other forms of industry waiting for con sideration The Wagner labor bill is pending with a large part of business charg ing that it will give union labor dic tatorship rights in all industry One group of the presidents ad visers counsels holding the legisla tion of the present session strictly to recovery and getting congress ad journed as quickly as possible An other group argues that congress should be kept in session until needed reforms are enactted that now rather than later when condi tions are better is the time to strike Wreckers Sought to Kill Vice Chancellor VIENNA April 14 wreckers who derailed the Vienna ParisLondon express Tuesday were trying to kill Emil Fey vice chan cellor of Austria It was learned to day Wea FORECAST TOWA Partly cloudy pos sibly showers In the southeast portion Saturday night Sunday probably fair and rather cool with cooler In the extreme cast portion MINNESOTA Partly cloudy colder in west portion tonight Sunday generally fair colder in southeast portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 4 Minimum in Night 28 At 8 A M Saturday 43 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO April 14 ther outlook for the period April 16 to 21 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri Valleys and the northern and central great plains Mostly fair and rather cool weather first part of week some precipi tation and somewhat milder to ward end of week TTON BILL REPORT APPROVED Would Fix Minimum for Expo rted Wh ea t ADVISORY BODY AT ROME VOTES TO BACK SCHEME Argentina Delegates at World Parley Join in Approval By ANDRUE BERDING Associated Press Foreign Staff ROME April Id world wheat advisory commission today approved a system of minimum wheat export prices as ar method of improving the export market The system will be recommended to the governments represented here The vote came as a surprise to the delegates who believed they would be occupied in studying a report until tonight The opening discussion this morn ing however revealed that the dele gates in the great majority had thoroughly digested the report on export prices yesterday afternoon and did not desire to argue over it in detail Argentina Joins In Argentina joined with the other nations in the favorable vote de spite its previous opposition Her delegates evidently had been won over by those of other countries The commission made no changes in the report which provides in ef fect for A far flung system of minimum export prices and report quotas for jyvheat with four men having the powersof economic ceasarssitting in London to open and close the floodgates of That is the plan which a sub committee has proposed to the world wheat advisory commission here the Associated Press learned today Without attempting to stipulate minimum prices the group merely called for a committee of experts to meet in London May 4 to draw up a schedule Suggest First Schedule However the subcommittee did suggest that the first schedule bo an increase of 5 or 10 per cent of the present price of Manitoba No 2 wheat and other types of wheat in proportion to the export quotas Further itis said the adjust ments made in London so fixed as to keep the supply strictly in ac cord with demand and thus not in terfere with the minimum price system The most interesting feature of the subcommittees report is the proposal for a price committee of four experts to sit in London and meet at least once a month It would study wheat export movement in relation to quotas and raise or low er minimum prices of individual ex porting countries should they be Turn to Fnife 2 Column f Aged lowan Burned to Death on Farm LOVILIA April 14 Kof man 79 was burned to death last night in a brush fire he had started on the farm of a son with whom he lived The body was found nfter a search which started when Kof man failed to appear for lunch Coroner F N Bay aaid no inquest would be held TROOPS CALLED OUT BY MURRAY Oklahoma Governor Acts to Prevent Any Tax Sales on Monday OKLAHOMA CITY April 14 OP guardsmen were ordered on duty by Gov W H Murray to day in 11 counties to prevent the sale of property for delinquent taxes advertised for Monday The guardsmen were directed to arrest and confine as a military prisoner the county treasurer or any officer who Interferes or any person or any pretended authority who interferes with this order stopping the sale as An officer and three enlisted men were placed on duty In each of the eleven Garfield Elaine Cotton Bryan Chootaw Washington McCurlain Beaver and Major TaxActNow Set to Raise 480 Million Bill Back to House After Senates 53 to 7 Approval By D HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON April 14 The tax bill sent out by the house as a quarter billion dollar baby came back to it today a adult Looking with equanimity on its boosts to new peace time highs of the levies on Inheritances gifts and corporations the senate gave the grown up bill a howling 53 to 7 blessing long after the dinner hour last night House administration chiefs pur posely put off a decision on what to do about the multitude of senate changes The chamber was in recess today By Monday after consulta tion with President Roosevelt they will decide whether to send the com plicated measure back to committee tor study or toss it forthwith into a conference with the senate to settle differences Once in conference It will remain at least a week Just as Anxious Senate leaders were just as anx ious to find out the presidential opinion of some of the changes wrought by a hard charging group of republican and democratic inde pendents While the president allowed for only in increased taxa tion in his budget for 193435 the house provided an estimated in the bill it passed several weeks1 The senate jumped this to by writing into the legisla tion higher taxes on large Incomes corporations and estates among other tilings Aid Xlttle Fellow Both the senate and house bills provide relief for the man withf a small or medium income despite a senate inserted 10 per cent one year emergency levy on all Individual tax returns in 1935 This is one of the items senate leaders wanted to talk over today with the president Experts calcu late it wovild raise Rep resentative Byrns the democratic leader said action in the house on the levy rested entirely on word from Mr Roosevelt The senate pilots also want to sound out the president on the La Follette amendment requiring all tax returns to be subjected to public inspection Philippine Question There was the question too of the 3 cents a pound tax on Philippine cocoanut oil despite promises in the independence act that no such trade restriction would be enacted until Turn to Inge 2 Column 2 Ask Testimony on Conference With Lindbergh Members of Senate Airmail Group Seek Subpoena for Glendon WASHINGTON April 14 Senotor Austin R a member of the senate airmail investigating committee lolcl reporters today he would request Chairman Black to subpoena George A Glentlon sten ographer in tne department of jus tice to testify concerning a confer ence with Charles A Limfbergh while the noted flyer was in Wash ington recently to testify in air mall legislation The conference was between Carl Riatine special assistant attorney general employed to handle legal prosecution arising from the com mittees investigation and Lind bergh Glendon acted as stenographer Officials explained the conference was to determine knowledge of the airmail and to get the benefit of his views It was em phasized there was no attempt to cross examine the flyer Austin said Senator White R Maine would join him in the re quest that Blnck summon Glendon for appearance when the committee meets again Tuesday Glendon will be asked to bring a transcript of the conversation be fore the committee or if that is not available his stenographic notes VICTIM Chief of Police Frank Lucas of Warsaw examining tho hat tered head of Policeman ludd IMttenger who was kidnaped tihd bcuten by John DiUinger In the hitters daredevil raid on tlie Warsaw jail LAFFERTY DEATH IS INVESTIGATED Identification Is Made of Man Found on Highway Near Thompson FOREST CITY April bago county authorities continued to investigate the mysterious death of Roy Lafferty who died Saturday morning after being found injured on a highway Friday night three miles east of Thompson He was not identified until Saturday afternoon Lafferty accordingto officers was identified through clothes nncl a cap he purchased Thursday at Rem sen where he gave a bad check At Remsen he was placed in jail but broke out Relatives have been notified of his death and officers aro awaiting word from them before an autopsy is performed The exact cause of his death has not been determined J C Hansen of Forest City was driving along a quarter to a half mile behind a truck for some dis tance near Thompson when the truck stopped and the driver got out and flagged him The truck driver called attention to the fact that an Injured man was on the road and then left Hansen found Lafferty and noti fied Sheriff Johnston who came with the coroner Lafferty was bleeding from the nostrils and had injuries on his face He did not speak before he died ami officers stated they believed he was slightly intoxicated Lnffcrty was about 40 years of age and married Drastic Reduction in Hours Proposed WASHINGTON April M The anthracite coal investigating committee named by Secretary Perkins today filed a final report in which drastic reduction in hours In the industry was rficommemletl instead of the 32 hours a week urged in the first statement Drivers of Whisky Truck Face Charges DENISON April 14 Pat anelli and J E Jackln drivers of a truck hijacked of a load of li Cjuor near here Tuesday were charged with illegal transportation of Intoxicating liquor EXTORTION PLOT DUD OR BAD JOKE Two Small Boys Pick Up Bag Intended for Writer of Crude Threats An extortion plot having for Its intended victim a Mason City busi nessman or else a practical joke in execrable taste came to an anti climax Friday night while perhaps the largest array of federal and state aa well as local officials ever gath ered here on business bent waited for the denouement that never came A threatening letter demanding a large sum of money It Is under stood came into the possession of the postal officials who while they were of the opinion that It was the work of a crank or a rank amateur decided to make every effort to clear up the cose The key or code message of ac ceptance was duly sent and Friday night a package purporting to con tain the demanded money was de livered under exactly the specfied conditions Federal and state offi cers reinforced by assistance from both the sheriffs office and the po lice station were ambushed In every direction from the point of delivery But the extortioners failed to ap pear Two lads of ten yearn of age or leas enroute to a grocery store for some candy are said to have picked up the package but it is reported they quickly satisfied the officials of their entire innocence Later three older boya found loitering in the neighborhood were picked up for questioning Dewey Paltton local postal in spector declined Tuesday to reveal the name of the man who received the letter We are he said that the letter was the work of cither a nrank or a rank amateur but to re veal the mans name might place him in jeopardy from other and more sinister The letter was painfully printed in a crude hand but bore the dread name of John Dlllinger in script though not as a signature Trucker Fatally Injured DES MOINES April 14 mer Koch 45 of Polk City wns In jured fatally when his oil truck col lided with a car operated by R C Lande of Slater several miles east of here 5 OF 7 MEN WHO HELD UP LOCAL BANK IDENTIFIED Local Officers Complete 2 Day Conference at St Paul Going on record Saturday morn ing as naming five of the alleged seven bandits that held up the First National bank of Mason City March 13 members of the police department and sheriffs office completed a two clay conference and investigation at St Paul with members of the St Paul detective staff the St Paul bureau of identi fication and the United States bu reau of identification and returned to Mnson City to await further de velopments in the identification of the other two members of the gang John Dillinger 31 Americas No 1 bad man is the reputed leader of and was identified as be ing in the Mason City bank robbery John Hamilton 34 tho wooden gun bandits companion was identified as being another member of the gang Thomas Carroll 37 alias James Brock and Frank Sloan who a long police record to his credit Lester Glllls 25 alias Baby Face Nelson who Is also wanted for the robbery of thoBralnerd bank last October and George Graham 38 alias Eugene Green the bandit who was shot in Paul following the Dllllnger es cape from an apartment are the other three v In Grahams lock box was found in five dollar bills Other evi dence found led investigating offi cials to believe that he one who planned the robbery hero and procured the advance information Local officials reported good co operation from the St Paul depart ment and federal men working on the case with Ihe expectation of further developments soon from of ficials of the United States bureau of Identification DILL1NGER VANISHES CHICAGO April 14 Dlllinger Americas No 1 vanish ing outlaw has vanished again The here today and gone tomor row criminal left a cold trail In Indiana where he replenished his arms at the expense of the War saw police early Friday Road blockades and scurrying squads of officers determined to shoot on sight failed to catch him While fortune smiled on Dillln ger one of his girl friends Miss Evelyn some of the other acquaintances of the notori ous public not so for tunate She was held in bond for a hearing April 21 on the question whether she helped Dll linger escape a machine gun trap In a St Paul apartment house Shortly afterward deputy mar shals raided a safety deposit box of the Lincoln Safe Deposit com pany on the north side presumably to recover bonds and cash stolen by the Dlllinger mob from banks in Mason City Iowa and Sioux Falls S Dak Only a small amount of cash and some jewelry were found but the raid gave rise to a report which was denied by the authorities that the FrechetU girl had In the lan guage of the underworld Farmer Crushed to Death Under Tractor HARLAN April 14 Jensen 42 farmer living 10 miles east of here was crushed to death beneath a tractor he was driving when It fell through a small bridge near his home FOUND NOT GUILTY BKH Beh Found Not Guilty of PWA Forgery Count Colfiesh Gives No Indication of Whether Other Charge Will Be Dropped DAVENPORT April 14 Carlcton D Bell Dos Molnea invest ment was freeofa charge of a public works application ofthe city with intent to defraud the United States government A verdict of was thefederal court jury trying him here three hours and 45 minutes after It re ceived the case from Federal Judge Chariot A Dcwcy Beh who was Indicted jointly with Lieut Gov Nelson G Kraschel of Iowa last January by a federal grand Jury on a charge of con spiracy to defraud tho government In connection with a PWA loan and grant to the clcy of Otuimwa was tho only one named In the forgery indictment which brought at the same lime On Fourth Ballot The acquittal came on the fourth ballot taken after the Jury retired A nmjorly of the jury members stood out for acquittal from the first ballot U S District Attorney Robert W Colfiesh who prosecuted the forgery case gave no indication last night to whether the conspiracy indict ments against Kraschel and Beh would be tried or dismissed Beh was charged with altering an application for a grant and loan through the PWA for construction of a viaduct at Ottum wa The government charged he al tered the application to eliminate the lonn request acting with Intent to defraud Alteriitlon Admitted The alteration of the application was admitted by the defense from the opening arguments throughout the trial The defense claimed Beh acted in good faith In making the alteration and with authority to act as an agent of the city of Ottuinwa The trial opened Monday The jury which brought in the verdict for Beh included eight farm ers a contractor an Insurance man a button cutter and a grocer At about p m yesterday the jury notified court attendants that It had reached a verdict and the defend ants attorneys and the judge were summoned Russell Knott of Wash ington foreman handed the verdict to N F Reed clerk of court who announced it Represented in Case Beh was represented in the case by Merrill Gllrnorc of Ottumwa and Gregory Brunk and Peter Janss of DCS Moines while U S District At Tiirn to 1 Column 4 Year Old Girl Dies Victim of Rare Disease MEMPHIS April 14 Willie Mae Miller 4 year old vic tim of leukemia died at a hospital here today after a valiant but hope less fight for life Her Illness had attracted the sym pathy of thousands and she received many letters from all parta of the country Physicians said from the first that there was no hope of cure for the disease in which the red corpus cles are routed from the blood atrcnm by an ever increasing ex ceas of white corpuscles Too young to understand the seriousness of her predicament she had laughed and played with her toya almost to the time of her death She sang little songs that she made up as she went along Able to be on her feet several hours a day she would be forced to go to bed when drowsiness over took her SENATE WARNED SOUTH OPPOSED TO CONTROL ACT Courts Uphold AAA on Illinois Milk Code Citrus Control WASHINGTON April Id The senate today agreed to the con ference report on the Bankhead cot ton bill sending to for final congressional action The report represented an ad justment of differencesbetween the two branches on this controverted legislation The vote was 3928 Despite warnings of a political revolution in the south in resist ance to the measure it received the senates Indorsement for the sec ond time Expect Quick Approval Quick house approvalof the bill was expected to send it to the white house for President Roosevelts signature early next week The bill Is designed to chart a new course In American control of agricultural production by using the taxing power to production to bales The conference report struck from the bill a senate amendment to exempt from thetax the first six bales grown by each Once you putthls bill into oper Bailey said during debate on the measure the resistance in the south wlll amount to a political i JotngiVVlth Bailey joined with Thomas in asking jf or the i Carolinian saldthe bill would destroy the small If you are a blow in behalf of thevhumblc manand assert the right of the lit tle man to live here is the best opportunity the senate will have in1 the present Bailey added ISSUES INJUNCTION CHICAGO April 14 Judge William held to day that the agricultural adjustment administration can through a code control the price of milk wlthln a state and Issued an Injunction against a dealer charged with vio lating the Chicago code JudgeHolly said that to control the supply of milk in interstate commerce would be impossible un less the secretary of agriculture could also control the price at which milk was handled In Illinois injunction which had been sought by AAA attorneys was held back to allow the milk dealer Lloyd V Shlssler to consult his at It wouldnot be madeper manent the judge said if Shissler promises to abide by the milk agreement In the future 3 Dairy Concerns Shlssler operated two dairy con cerns His license recently was re voked by the secretary of agricul ture after a hearing in which there was testimony that he had paid producers R price below that re quired In the licensing As part of their defense Shis slera attorneys had contended that the agricultural adjustment act is iinconstitutional Judge Holly in a memorandum declared that this had Turn to 2 Column 6 Favorite Poems This collection of the favorite po ems of America was made by no authors or experts but by the American people themselves A na tionwide vote was taken to deter mine which are the favorite poema of the largest number The booklet was the result The old time poems predominate and there are some ot the newer poems Availableonly through our Washington informa tion bureau Inclose 10 cents In coin to cover cost and handling charges Use coupon Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic director Washington D O I inclose herewith 30 cents In coin carefully wrapped for the booklet Americas Favorite Name Street State Mail to 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