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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 17, 1934, Mason City, Iowa C R I S M E M Ll T OF North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBOUS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APEIL 17 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 163 Gains New Distinction Sheppard of Texas Oldest Member of Both Houses By HERBERT PLTJMMER April 17 The state of Tex as already hold er of a number o f distinctions and titles in the new deal ad minis tration has added another to its list Senator Morris Sheppard by the death of Repre sentative Pou of North Carolina becomes the ranking member of both houses of congress in the matter of continuous service The mild mannered grayhaired little Texan the father of the 18th amendment hos served in the sen atefor 21 years and was a member of the house for 11 years before His years of service in congress now stand at 32 and it will not be until 1937 that his presnt term expires Next to Sheppard stands Joe Rob inson of Arkansas democratic lead er of the senate who has spent 21 years in that body and 10 years be fore that in the house and Norris of Nebraska who has served continu ously since the fiftyeighth con gress Vice President Garner has served exactly the same length of time as Senator Robinson Borah Senate Dean In the senate Borah of Idaho who has spent 27 years in that body is dean In the house Speaker Rainey who has served 15 terms is the oldest member in point of serv ice He has been in the house every session from the fiftyeighth con gress to the present seventythird except one Pou of North Carolina had served 17 consecutive terms be ginning with the fiftyseventh in 1901 recordfor continuous service in the senate and house was established by Senator Justin S Merrill of Vermont who served 12 years in the house and then 31 years nine months in the senate for a total of 43 years nine months continuous service Morrill began his senate service March 4 1867 and died in office Dec 28 1898 Senator William B Allison of Iowa also had an impressive rec ord He had served 35 years and five months in the senate at the time of his death Aug 4 1908 Served 41 Tears Senator Allisons record of more than 35 years in a single body of congress has not been surpassed and his added service of 8 years in the house brought his total time of service within four months of that of Senator Morrill although a two year interval between his tenure in the house and his election to the senate interrupted his record for continuous service Second to Senator Morrill in the matter of continuous service in a single body of congress stands the record of the late Gilbert N Haugen of Iowa who served 34 years in the house until his death Uncle Joe Cannon of Illinois however surpassed both Allison and Haugen in the matter of total serv ice in one house Uncle Joe spent 41 years although not consecu tively in the house Eight of these years he was speaker WIRTS CHARGES BRANDED FALSE Tell of Influence Offered in Airmail Deal Mrs Higdon Funeral Is Conducted at Britt BRITT April Een Hig don Sr died Sunday at her home near Britt Mrs Higdon had been in ill health for some time Funeral services were held Tuesday after noon TELEGRAM READ INTO RECORD AT SENATE INQUIRY Black Refuses to Call for Report of Talk With Lindbergh WASHINGTON April 17 Mark L Requa republican national committeeman from California and described as close friend and ad viser of former President Hoover was pictured to the senate airmail investigating committee today as having volunteered to use his Wash ington influence in 1931 in the in terest of an aviation company con trolled by E L Cord Chairman Black D Ala read into the record a telegram from Lyndal L Young an officer of Cen tury air lines to L B Manning of the Cord corporation dated in September 1931 which said Young knew Requa personally and be lieved his influence with the Hoover administration can be used to our advantage Influence Strong I personally know his influcnc in Washington is as strong as any bodys the telegram read Young said further Have talked to Requa with ref erence to air mail situation an he is willing to help us in Wash ington if we desire The Cord companyit was shown in other correspondence was seek ing to have airmail routes thrown open for competitive bidding an was not trying to make a deal fo any contract Turns Down Request Previously Black had turnei down the request of Senator Austin R Vt to summon the steno grapher who sat in on the interview between Col Charles A Lindbergl and Carl Ristine special assistan attorney general while the famei flyer was here several weeks ago Reports got about that Lind bergh had been grilled Ristine denied them Black indicated however he would put up to the committee later whether to summon the stenographer 11 Man Board Secretary Dern dropped thi armys air policy into the lap o an 11 man board of inquiry today The war department chief opene the investigation into all phases o army flying just a day after Presi dent Roosevelt called for a commis sion named by congress to outline a national air policy Keep politics out of this was the tenor of Secretary Derns ad monition to the committee of sia civilian and five military air author ities He directed them to find out what should be done to make the army air corps second to none in modern equipment and training Your mission is technical not political he said The group is headed by Newton D Baker wartime secretary of war Turn fo 2 Column 8 WRECKAGE OF BUS IN WHICH SIX MET DEATH Sfit Wea FORECAST IOWA Cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday probably show ers in east and south central portions warmer in north cen tral portion Tuesday night MINNESOTA Partly cloudy and warmer Tuesday night Wednesday unsettled warmer near Lake Superior cooler in northwest portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 59 Minimum in Night 33 At 8 A M Tuesday 55 Again the need of moisture in North Iowa is becoming pronounced The effects of the two inches of precipitation at the turn of the last month have been almost obliterated stock SEPARATE GROUP FAVORED BY FR Report President Supports Action on Stock Bill by Senate Body WASHINGTON April 17 President Roosevelt was understood in authoritative congressional circles today to ravor a separate commission to regulate the stock exchanges and aaminister the se curities act The senate banking committee re cently modified the market bill to create a separate regulatory bod3 instead of placing jurisdiction in the federal trade commission which now handles the securities act Those in charge fo the bill op posed the amendment at that time but some have since decided it would be the best regulation The house bill still provides for trade commission jurisdiction President Roosevelts sympathy toward the separate commission plan was informally transmitted to the banking committee today after it had acted to modify what has been termed the antiWiggin sec tion of the bill by excluding from its provisions stockholders owning less than 10 per cent of a companys j Six persons met death and 13 were injured when this Pittsburgh to Chicago bus collided with a truck and trailer on the road near Lorain Ohio Photo top shows a general view of the wreckage of both bus and truck Below is a view of all that remained of the bus after the crash the entire top ripped off by the Impact Inset is Miss Anna Keardon of Detroit the only person on the bus to escape with her life and without injury STRIKERS iURN RED LITERATURE Eject Communist Agitators Early Settlement Seen at Omaha OMAHA April 17 tram strikers today seized anc burned the literature of two com munist organizers as company offi cials predicted an early end to the strike which has left Omaha and touncil Bluffs without streetcar service since early yesterday Although strike leaders were in clined to agree with the statement that the strike called by union em ployes of the Omaha and Council Jluffs street railway would end tvithin a few days neither side made any move toward a settlement company officials said 213 men for work today but no at empt was made to send out cars Meanwhile a jitney bus service au horized yesterday by the city coun il carried to work thousands who ive too far from their offices to like Rough treatment was meted out o the communists when they vis ted picket lines at two car barns trikers shouting were not reds s they ejected the agitators from their ranks Its the quietest strike Ive ever een remarked General Manager C D Andrest of the Tram company fter a round of the barns The aen are cooling off and I think they vill return to work soon Recognition of the union wage ncreases and reinstatement of a ozen discharged employes are ma or issues in the strike Record Vote Seen on Municipal Light Plant at Iowa City IOWA CITY April 17 ecord vote was indicated on the uestion of a municipal light plant ere today with the balloting un sually heavy in four of the five Although election officials aid that the feeling was running igh around the polling places the lection was quiet Both factions making a final drive to bring n all of the possible votes They ere maintaining free taxi scr ee to the polls Robin Pecks Reflection 3rd Season Thinks It Sees Mate Is Conclusion at Emmetsburg EMMETSBURG April Emmetsburg robin is believed to have set some kind of a record in fighting its reflectionin a window at the home of Mr and Mrs G L McNamara here For three weeks the bird has pecked at its shadow opponent and this is its third season to stage the battle It starts the combat each morning at oclock and contin ues until dark The only way the McNamara family has found to end the fight temporarily is to raise the window shade to the extreme top of the window when the reflection dis appears and the pugnacious robin retires to its nest in a tree about four yards from the window Due to the lighting arrangements in the house the shade has to be kept down partly at which signal the robin resumes its interrupted bat tle Evidently the bird believes its re flection to be a tardy mate for ev ery spring when the other robin re turns the fighting bird ceases its attack The McNamara fam ily needs no alarm clock for early rising in the spring the members stated Child Born 3 Weeks After Father Dies SAN ANTONIO Tex April 17 than three weeks after her father died in an airmail plane crash Mary Thurlene Wood was born in the Station hospital Fort Sam Houston yesterday The moth er Mrs Mary Darnell Wood is the widow of Lieut Thurman A Wood killed when his plane crashed in a storm at DeWitt Iowa March 30 He had been on airmail duty only a few weeks ORAH SUGGESTS FREEDOM SOONER Has Solution to Dilemma ir 3 Cent Tax on Philippine Cocoanut Oil WASHINGTON April 17 Complete independence for the Phil ippines in two or three stead of ten or twelve was sug gested today by Senator Borah This was his solution of the dilem ma facing congressional leaders over the three cents a pound levy on cocoanut oil in the rev enue bill President Roosevelt has threatened a veto unless the tax is eliminated Chairman Harrison of the senate finance committee had until tonighl to move reconsideration of senate passage of the bill in oider to ob tain another test on the island levy He was uncertain today whether he had enough votes to obtain recon sideration Another alternative suggested was to let the revenue bill go to confer ence and an effort made to arrive at a gentlemens agreement elimin ating the tax or modifying the lan guage so it would not disturb sta tus quo importations from the Phil lippines FRANCE ORDERS TROTZKY TO GET OUTOF COUNTRY His Efforts to Organize World Revolution Cause Order PARIS April 17 Trotzky exiled Russian revolution ist was ordered to leave France by the government today because of his efforts to organize a world rev olution Minister of the Interior Albert Sarraut announced the cabinet de cided to withdraw the permission granted Trotzky to live in France because he violated the political neutrality which was made a con dition of his stay at Barbizon Trotzky has been living in a se cluded villa near Barbizon about 35 miles from Paris since granted secret permission by the ministry of the interior when he came to France from Corsica last July Precautions Taken The most evtraordinary precau tions were taken there to conceal his presence for he feared attacks on his life by white Russians Villagers who became suspicious of the mysterious character of the Trotzky household however re ported to Barbizon authorities They unapprised of the govern ments arrangements with Trotzky who had lived in their midst for months without their knowing it MEMBERS OF D A R RECOGNIZE RUSSIA BUT NOT RUSSIANS Clamor Develops A nationwide clamor of orotest for Trotzkys expulsion developed immediately after the public learned of his mysterious Barbizon hide away Sarraut declined to say whether Trotzky would be permitted to re turn to Corsica or whether he would be compelled to quit French territory entirely If the latter course is taken it was presumed man without a return to his former Turkish exile which he left ostensibly because of bore dom and poor health Teachers Are RcEIected LAKE MILLS April a meeting of the local school board the present staff was rehired but all the teachers have not as yet sig nified their intentions as to wheth er they will return another year Spite Marriage of Janet Snowden Ends in Mexican Divorce EL PASO Tex April 17 The spite marriage of Janet Snowden oil investment heiress to Prince F Caravita Siriggnano of Italy was terminated today in a Mexican divorce Granting of the decree at Juarez late yesterday ended the efforts of the 19 year old heiress to rid her self of her titled husband son of a wealthy Italian family and one of Italys well known racing drivers Her efforts in that direction started just five days after their marriage in New York last August when she announced she was seeking an an nulment In connection with the annulment proceedings the princess described her husband as a nice fellow but declared her marriage to him was prompted by spite and that she loved another man Man Comes Out of Restaurant to Find Truck and Eggs Gone BURLINGTON April 17 J Valentine of Peoria III emerged from a restaurant in Wapello north of here last nigbt to find his truck loaded with 63 cases of eggs miss ing Thieves had stolen it while he vas eating driven it 2i miles north of Wapello transferred the load to another truck and set Val entines machine on fire Authori ties have fount no trace of the thieves or the eggs WASHINGTON April 17 CD Members of the D A R who for years have opposed soviet recogni tion now have recognized Russia but paradoxically enough didnt recognize Russians when they saw thorn Thats a bit involved but it hap pened through a first night ap pearance at the Daughters Conti nental congress by Ambassador and Mine Alexander Troyanovsky of the U S S R Troyanovskys were the rank ing diplomats at last nights meet ing and thus had front row plat form seats But no announcement cf their presence was made Diplo mats are not introduced at Conti nental congresses An inquiringreporter later asked five daughters at random as they left the hall whether or not they had known the Russians were there Not one of them had Mrs Russell William Magna president general said the invita tion to the Troyanovskys was au tomatic Th2 Troyanovskys said they en joyed tha evening very much JIRYTOlECIDE S FATE Overrules Motion for Directed Verdict of Acquittal WASHINGTON April 17 that the juryjje DINNER GUESTS DECLARE HE DID ALL OF TALKING Committee Adjourns Bulwinkle Talks of Perjury Charges WASHINGTON April 17 After hearing six witnesses testify that Dr William A Wirts allefpi tions about brain trust and Ker onsky discussion at a Virginia din ner party in September were falso the Bulwinkle investigating com mittee adjourned Chairman Bulwinkle D N Car T then told reporters the committee colud not prosecute Dr Wirt for perjury but there is no reason why the district attorney and the grand jury shouldnt be able to take no tice of the case From the hostess down through the five other guests came testi mony constantly in denial that there was incendiary talk such as the In diana educator alleged a week ago Talked Four Hours To the contrary various of the witnesses portrayed their accuser as a monologist as having talked four hours that evening in Virginia without letting others have the floor I Specifically they called false as sertions described by Dr Wirt to one or another of them about hav ing President Poosevelt helpless In the middle of a stream about call ing him only the Kerensky of this revolution The schoolmaster with Counsel James A Reed by his side sat silent while some laughter In the large audience greeted the testi Quartet Who Staged Daylight Robbery m Germany Decapitated BERLIN April 17 men who staged a daylight holdup in which one person was killed were beheaded at dawn today They shot down four attendants of the Berlin Bus company Sept 15 1932 escaping with 510000 the attendants were taking to a bank for deposit One of the wounded bus company employes later died Cannon Jr and Missjida L Bur roughs on a charge of conspiracy to violate the federal corrupt prac tices act was rejected today In Di trict of Columbia supreme court After listening to arguments from the defense and the prosecu tion Justice Peyton Gordon said he felt the jury should determine whether or not these defendants entered into agreement He pointed out that the ques tion is whether there is any evi dence on which the jury could properly find the defendants guil ty Proper for Jury The justice added that the evi dence and circumstances sur rounding the case was such as to make it proper for it to go to the jury Arguing against the defense mo tion John J Wilson assistant dis trict attorney described check transfers of Bishop Cannon and Miss Burroughs on Feb 11 1929 as a common everyday garden var iety of check kite Check kiting is the term usual ly applied to writing a check on any account containing insufficient funds to cover the face of the check Aslt Directed Verdict In asking for a directed verdict defense attorneys contended the government had produced no evi dence to prove conspiracy The pro secution disputed this Wilson said simultaneous trans fer of between Cannons personal bank account in the American National bank at Rich mond and the account of the head quarters committee antiSmith democrats in the same institution was a fictitious phoney transac tion Imvan Hit by Train MUSCATINB April 17 Martin Little 22 of Washington Iowa was injured here this after noon when he was struck by an east raund Rock Island freight train in the yards here Physicians said he would recover British Budget Makes No Provision for War Debt LONDON April 17 pounds more than ex Chamberlain chancellor of the ex chequer declared to the house of commons today that he did not pro pose to make any provision for the payments of war debts to America or the receipts of war debts from Great Britains debtors His statement was made in the midst of a speech in which he said Great Britain now had regained its place as the first importing country of the world He told his listeners who I cheered him repeatedly that the ast fiscal year had shown a pro fit of 39000000 about i that the atmosi pected but that there had been a deficit in the revenues of tea and sugar Groans followed cheers with Ibis announcement Chamberlin estimated that the to tal ordinary expenditure of the gov ernment during 193334 was 698 000000 The house was packed as its mem bers and spectators listened to the fiscal proposals for 193433 The Prince of Wales occupied his accustomed seat over the clock in the gallery looking down on the floor below Ambassador Robert W Bingham The hearing went on longafter the house had met Expectations were for an early committee report finding the Wirt allegations unjusti fied Republicans however were pressing to broaden the inquiry with the democratic majority voting down their requests to call various administration officers He did all the talking was the substance of assertions to the housu investigating committee by Mifs Alice Barrows hostess on the dis puted occasion and agreement with her came from among the five other guests Laurence Todd reporter here for the soviet news agency Tass testi fied he had made no statement liko that attributed to him by Dr Wirt ihat we have Mr Roosevelt in the middle or a stream or president being only the Kerensky of this revolution Strong Leader He said he had described Mr Roosevelt as a strongleader Miss Hildegarde Kneeland de partment of agriculture worker rc jlied I did not when asked about Wirts attribution to her of state ments about her following the phil osophy of Dr Rexford G Tugwell assistant secretary of agriculture She said she did not meet Tug well until five months after the din ner and had never read any of his writings Miss Barrows at one time secre tary to Wirt has been in the in terior department since the Cooliclgo administration Just a Monologue Another of the diners Miss Mary Taylor of the agriculture de partment testified that Dr Wii L had no conversation but a mono logue at the dinner Did you or any others preseit that night tell Dr Wirt you were close to the president and could rfTiirn to Iajca 2 Column 3 Favorite Poems Ths finest thoughts and senti ments of the race have been ex pressed in verse There are certain poems that everyone loves Thu booklet is made up of old poems those best loved from coast to coast by the people of the United States Compiled in neat booklet form for popular distribution at 10 cents cost and handling charge Use coupon sphere is distinctly brighter was not present but the United He listed resources of revenue in States was represented by Walton jroposing his budget for the year 93135 and said that in the year past the beer tax had produced Butterwortb third secretary of the American embassy who sat in tiic distinguished strangers gallery Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for thy booklet Poems Name Americas Favorite Street City State Mttil to Washington D C
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