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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 19, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                M I 9 DEPT OF I Oft A Vorfft Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home TUB NEWSrAPJEIl THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGUBOUS HOME EDITION VOL XL F1VK CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEKVtCE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 19 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 165 Fears Were Groundless Rainey Victory Primary Cheers Democrats in By HERBERT PLUMMER April 19 The smashing victory of Speak er Rainey in the democratic pri mary of Illinois in which he led his opponent by a 5 to 1 vote proved his fears prior to the elec tion were ground less The silver haired dean of the house had declared that an effort was being made by Wall street money to defeat him for reelection because of his ardent support of the new deal Yet from a national standpoint Raineys participation in tielargest offyear democratic primary vote in Illinois for 50 years takes on added significance Politicians generally agree that the impressive showing made by the democrats in Illinois is indicative of what will happen in the general elections there in No vember If their estimate is correct then Rainey enjoys a position that is about all he could desire Battle for Leadership It is no secret that a battle over the leadership of the house for the next congress is being waged in some quarters Its all undercover of course Had Kainey shown signs of weak ness in his bid for reelection in Illinois certain forces in the house undoubtedly would have redoubled their efforts to strengthen their po sitions As it is however not only did he score a decisive personal victory at the polls but he participated in an allaround triumph for his party He will find himself at the begin ntag of the seventyfourth congress therefore in much the same situa tion he enjoyed at the beginning of the present congress when he was elected speaker He will have the allimportant right of seniority a determining factor in the choice of speaker In addition the fact that he comes from the middle west will be as important as it was when he was chosen before Sitting Pretty Democratic house losses in the congressional elections this year are expected to be in the north and west The south is being counted on to present a solid democratic front even though there may be changes in present personnel Southern states therefore grant ed that republicans will pick up some seats traditionally their own probably will exert an even more powerful influence in the seventy fourth congress than they do in the present The old cry that the south is get ting more than its thare of the spoils doubtless will be raised as it was before Rainey already in as speaker and representing the mid dle west should hold the whip hand A move to unseat Byrns of Ten nessee as democratic floor leader may crystallize but as for he appears to be sitting pretty Ninth Inning Homer Gives Red Sox 54 Win Over Senators BOSTON April 19 Moose Bolters rookie from Balti more smacked one of General Crowders slants over the fence for a homerun in the ninth inning today to give the Red Sox a 5 to 4 victory over Washington in the morning Patriots day game The smash came after Solters was in the hole for a 32 count and after he had missed a homerun by inches when he hit Crowders first offering The victory was the first for the Red Sox this season and marked the third game of the present series to be won by a one run margin Wea FORECAST IOWA Fair and somewhat cooler today probably frost Thursday night Friday fair MINNESOTA Fair slightly colder in extreme east portion Thursday night Friday fair warmer in west and north por tions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 70 Minimum in Night 40 At 8 A M Thursday 4J Kainjtall Trace DILLINGER GANG SOUGHT IN OHIO Borah Seeks Boost in U S Beet Sugar Quota COPElMi ASKS SLASH IN QUOTA GIVEN IMPORTS Senate Nears Vote on JonesCostigan Bill of Control WASHINGTON April 19 move to increase the continental beet sugar production quota from 1550000 to 1850000 short allow up to 300000 tons for sale to government started by Senator Borah RIdaho today as the senate sought a final vote on the JonesCostigan sugar control measure Borah introduced an amendment to exempt 300000 tons from the beet sugar quota specified in the bill The total quota thus allowed for the western beet sugar industry would exceed present production There appeared to be strong support for the amendment Copeland Amendment Senator Copeland DN who yesterday forced delay in action on amendments until he could prepare proposed changes offered an amendment to reduce Cubas refined import quota from 22 per cent to 15 per cent of its entire quota after the present year His amendment also would give Hawaii and Puerto Rico a refined quota of 22 per cent of their total quotas for thisyearjand 37 percent annually The bil specifies that the Puerto Rican and Hawaiian refined quotas would be based on the present sit uation Near Final Action The senate banking committee approached final action on the stock market control bill with ap proval of the major sections of the revised measure After the committee had ap proved most of the changes made by a subcommittee last week Chairman Fletcher predicted a final vote on the bill would be reached late today He said he believed the measure could be taken up in the senate within a few days so that it could be disposed of before the reciprocal tariff bill is ready The committee made no impor tant changes today The revised margin section and the substitute proposal for a separate regulatory commission were approved without formal votes State Tax on Banks A bill to permit states to tax na tional banks was approved today by the house banking committee Meanwhile Speaker Rainey told reporters that he personally fav ored the bill by Representative Mc Leod RMich to pay off deposi tors in closed banks but he doubted it would be passed this session President Roosevelt is opposed to the legislation The national bank taxing bill stipulates that the state levy must not be higher than that placed on the income or profits of a business institution in the state Chairman Steagall of Alabama author of the measure said passage would be sought this session HUNT WOMAN IN MYSTERY DEATH 2 Killed Many Hurt in Louisiana Storm LAFAYETTE La April 19 At least two persons were killed and others injured in a wind and rain storm which swept through Lafay ette parish this morning LAIOR SILVER TALKS PUT OFF Conferences at White House Delayed by Pressure of Business WASHINGTON April 19 Pressure of business at the white house and the senate today post poned conferences with President Roosevelt by congressional advo cates of silver and labor legislation The silver conference was set for Saturday while the discussion of the Wagner labor board bill was sched uled for tomorrow A bus drivers story that Arthur Todd wealthy retired busi nessman was last seen alighting from his bus with a woman In Nor walk Conn was regarded by police as a leading clue in their study of Todds mysterious drowning in Long Island sound off Bell island Conn A detective under coat demonstrates the position of the body as it was found beneath a retaining wall Associated Press F R Ready to Talk War Debts Again Little Chance Seen of Getting Together With British WASHINGTON April 19 President Roosevelt is as ready as ever to renew war debt discussions with Great Britain but a view to from an official quarter held little hope for such a parley or any immediate successful settlement Authorities here noted a demand in London for writing down Brit ains debt made by Sir Herbert Samuel liberal leader during a de bate in the house of commons on the new budget For the third suc cessive year it omits any provision for debt payment Policy Not Altered It can be stated that Mr Roose velt has not altered his policy that a debtor may at any time approach a creditor with representations con cerning the debt and ask for read justment The chief executive now has under consideration a message to congress on the war debt situation It is gen erally expected that he will confine himself to a factual report on the existing status In less than two 15 installments totaling 174 647000 are due Great Britain owes of this total Small Collections Treasury officials feel certain of collecting only about one thous andth of the full sum due from all debtors Finlands June 15 installment is Finland is the only debtor nation which has paid in full every time and officials look for her to repeat That leaves 5174480000 in the doubtful category Responsibile au thorities expect at best only a few million in token payments Cause No Surprise The British budget omission ol debt payments caused no surprise In fact President Roosetelts budget message to congress last January counted on no foreign debt receipts either in the fiscal current year or the next Total foreign debt collections in the fiscal year 1933 were 110000 000 So far in the 1934 fiscal period they have come to about 9000000 The funded foreign debt totals 12352905000 FOUR AIR FIRMS ELIGIBLE TO BID Farley Makes Statement as Probers Quiz Howes on Cancelation WASHINGTON April 19 Pi Postmaster General Farley told newsmen today the four aviation companies seeking to restrain him from enforcing abrogation of their airmail contracts would be eligible to bid for new contracts if they complied with requirements Boeing Air Transport Inc Na tional Air Transport Inc Pacific Coast Transport and Varney Air Lines United Aircraft Transportation Inc asked the District of Columbia su preme court yesterday to enjoin Farley from enforcing the cancella tion order and to make him pay as yet unspecified damages Will Open Bids Bids for flying 21 routes for three months are to be opened by the de partment at noon tomorrow Meanwhile senate airmail investi gators questioned W W Howes first assistant postmaster general about the cancellation Senator Austin RVt drew from Howes the testimony that Sul liman Evans fourth assistant post master general was formerly vice president of the American Airways a subsidiary of the Cordcontrolled aviation corporation Evans has re signed to take a position in a Bal timore financial firm Howes Questioned Howes then was questioned about a Washington conference of airmail contractors called last summer to apportion the cuts necessitated by reduced funds Howes agreed with Senator Austin RVt that summoning the oper ators to discuss the problem was the only decent thing to do The appropriation for airmail in the 193334 fiscal year was approx imately a reduction of nearly 25 per cent Howes said Approve Grant of to Clinton SelfHelp Group WASHINGTON April 19 The federal emergency relief admin istration announced today approval of a grant to the United Pro ducers of America at Clinton Iowa for a selfhelp cooperative MARTIAL LAW IN N D REQUESTED BY FARM GROUP Action Urged by Holiday Body in Enforcing Moratorium BISMARCK N Dak April 19 OT Governor William A Langcr today received a request from the North Dakota Farmers Holiday as sociation that he declare martial law in the state for 30 nays to pre vent interference with national guardsmen seeking to enforce the governors moratorium on mortgage foreclasurcs The governor took the matter un der consideration The holiday group urged martial law on the ground that this period is particularly critical to the welfare of the farm occupants because seed ing is under way and the difficulty of tenants in obtaining other farms In urging martial law the Holi day association took cognizance of difficulties experienced in enforc ing moratorium proclamation In Hettinger county three guards men were under technical arrest on charges of extortion and assault with deadly weapons as a result of their activities in enforcing the moratorium The trio dispossessed a renter and restored a farm to the former owner evicted originally be cause of failure to meet mortgage Cass county and Richland county farmers holiday members number ing approximately 500 gathered at Cassclton today determined to pre vent Sheriff Peter MacArthur of Fargo from evicting a tenant from a farm on the outskirts of Cassel ton Last of Iowa Coal Miners Return to Work After Strike DES MOINES April 19 last of the Iowa striking coal miners were back at work today as about 1200 miners members of 15 local unions in Polk Jasper Dallas and Boone counties returned to their picks and shovels The last group of strikers decided to return to work following a con ference of 300 representatives in Des Moines yesterday The strikers protested an execu tive order reducing hours and rais ing wages on the grounds that their wages would be less t LIQUOR INDUSTRY Morgenthau Says Making of Bootleg Still a Very Husky Trade WASHINGTON April 19 Secretary Morgenthau told report ers today that the manufacture of illicit liquor is still a very husky industry He said he planned to hit and hit it hard The treasury bead explained the department was beginning to get interested in the illicit manufacture of intoxicants because on May 10 the old prohibition unit will be transferred from the justice depart ment to the bureau of industrial al cohol That is under the treasury Begin Seizing Stills Morgenthau disclosed revenue agents already had started seizing stills and illegal spirits He said 73 stills were taken last week throughout the country along with 84000 gallons of spirits and 173000 gallons of mash valued at 517000 This illegal business he said ap pears to be as bad as it ever was 1500 on Force On May 10 the force available to stamp out the illegal liquor trade will total about 1500 of whom per haps 750 will have been taken from the justice department The secretary said rum running from the high seas was considerably less than during the prohibition era He explained the number of vessels sending liquor into the country from both the Pacific and Atlantic is far less Long Predicted Shakeup in HOLC Nears Climax Crimnial Charges Be Placed Against Unnamed Group WASHINGTON April 19 The long predicted shakeup in state branches of the Home OwiTers Loan corporation has been brought to a climax by orders that criminal charges be placed against an un named group in both high and low places The orders were issued by John H Fahcy chairman of the corpora tion Authoritative sources revealed today that the accusations include forcing political contributions mis use of offices for drinking and dancing parties assessment of fees for approving mortgages overap praisals to make large loans pos sible and a scrics of claims by bor alleged tutelage of they were in need when in reality they were not Charges also have been made that untrained men were placed in tech nical positions under political pres sure Jtevive Amendment In one reliable quarter it was said that the charges might result in re viving the Norris amendment to bar political influence in the appoint ment of corporation officials The amendment would be a part of a bill now pending to guarantee the principal of in home loan bonds Both President Roose velt and Fahey have expressed themselves as favoring the amend ment A conference report on the meas ure with the Norris amendment de leted was approved yesterday by houselandiientto the senatefor THUNDERS DEFIANCE 6 Have Resigned Since Fahey took office there have been six resignations of state corporation managers and several more are imminent Meanwhile Frank C Walker di rector of the national emergency council told reporters that he ex pected an agreement soon on an ad ministration plan to stimulate home building on a nationwide scale The plan possibly will involve creation of a federal mutual mortgage in surance corporation New Dollar Has First Birthday Future Scanned World of Finance Chiefly In terested in Value Year From Now By CLAUDE A TAGGEK Associated Press Financnl Editor CtfpyrlKil 1934 by The Associated 1ress NEW YORK April this first birthday of the new dollar the world of finance is chiefly inter ested in what this dollar is going to look like on its second birthday The monetary doctors widely agree that the dollar will not buy as much a year from now as it will today Whether it will contain less gold or even some silver re main mote questions On Modified Standard The dollar informally left the gold standard March 4 1933 when the federal reserve banks ceased re deeming paper currency with gold But it was April 19 a year ago that former Treasury Secretary Woodin announced the dollar was no longer a gold dollar but a managed dollar Our monetary unit now finds it self on a modified gold bullion standard model according to Secretary stripped from 258 grains of gold ninetenths fine to 15 521 grains Under legislation enacted last May and last January the presi dent may increase the amount of gold in the dollar a trifle that is to 1548 grains and may decrease it substantially in fact to as little as 129 grains Wish to Continue President Roosevelt and Secretary Morgenthau have made it clear that they wish to continue with the pres ent dollar of 15 521 grains for the time being In the meantime the silver bloc in congress is agitating for greater monetary use of silver The adminis tration has been cool to most of the silver proposals and usually well informed quarters assert that any mandatory silver legislation of ex Tuni to rage 6 Column 2 WlLIiUH GLENN VOLIVA VOLIVA WARNS ZION ENEMIES Buckles on Shooting Irons and Proclaims Himself Two Gun Man ZION 111 April 19 Glenn Voliva proclaiming liimself a ttto gun man from away back buckled on his shooting irons today and thundered defiance to his foes To 2000 persons who crowded Shiloh tabernacle last night the overseer of the Christian Catholic Apostolic still con tends that the world is You people had better watch out for me Once in Melbourne Austra lia a real mob of 150 men surround ed me and threatened to kill me but I walked out unharmed Had Keul Fights Twentyfive years ago right here in Zion we had some real fights It was nothing to have a doz en shot in a night Those were the grand old days I wish we had the same kind of men to fight against nov I was brought up as a gunman When I was a boy I used to carry ivo guns I am heavily armed now and Ill kill a man at the drop of a hat in self defense Countless guards armed to the teeth sur round me They have orders from me to shoot at a seconds warning Kcal Old Warrior I am a real honesttogoodncss old warrior What have I got against me A lot of yellow curs Volivas war cry was his answer to the dissension that has arisen since he threatened last Tuesday to crack the town wide open by clos ing the schools after his candidates for the school board had been de feated His foes drew blood yesterday when the public school was opened despite the overseers edict Samuel Insull Stays Aboard Ship Writing Letters at Palermo ABOARD THE S S EXILONA AT PALERMO Sicily April 19 CT Insull busied himself with his pen today The aged captive America bound to face trial for the failure of his utilities enterprises spent an hour in his cabin writing letters before the Exilona docked at Palermo at a m after a short trip from Milazzo Insull is not allowed to leave ship hut fellow passengers took his mali ashore GOVERNOR GETS THREAT AGAINST LIFE FROM MOB Watch for Outlaw Car Illinois and Kansas Banks Robbed COLUMBUS Ohio April 19 V Ohio highway patrol radio station WPGQ it noon today broad cast an alarm to peace officers to be on the lookout for a sedan carrying Indiana license plates and carrying four men and a woman heavily armed The report said the quintet left Toledo at p m WPGQ broadcast the warning on a repent of a similar alarm sent out by station WRDS at Lansing Mich A threat on the life of Gov George White apparently emanat ing from Dilllnger gangsters is under investigation of postal au thorities the governor revealed to day The threat wag made in a letter mailed in Chicago and signed by Friends of Harry Pierpont and Charles Maklcy Dillinger gang sters under sentence of death in the electric chair for slaying Sheriff Jess Sarber at Lima Governor White disclosed the let ter said that If he did not pardon Harry and Charley before the execution date July 13 he would not live out his term In office I turned the letter over to Post master Nate McCoy of Columbus and he submitted it to postal in spectors the governor Kaid The letter was received a week ago Tuesday It was written on the stationery of a St Louis hotel Like nillinger PANA bandits whose limpingleader bore a resemblance to John Dillinger raided the Pana National bank today of 27629 Flourishing pistols the quartet invaded the bank nearly an hour be fore it opened for business slugged the janitor forced the employes to open the vault and fled with the for tune in cash raid securities Ernest BuUerfield a neighboring jeweler watched the getaway One of the robbers he asserted looked like the photographs he had seen of Dillinger the hunted outlaw Wounded in St Paul The identification was strength ened by the boldness and precision of the robbers and the fact that the leader limped Dillinger is alleged to have been wounded in escaping a government trap at St Paul Accu rate descriptions of the robbers however were not obtained Being polite in spite of their dis play of arms and determination the robbers forced Cashier J A Clark Assistant Cashier W C Kerr and four girl employes to sit On the floor facing the wall after Kerr was required to open the vault The bandits quickly sped from town in their automobile described as an tight cylinder Pontiac sedan bear ing Illinois license plates 617772 Entrance bank was ob tained through the back door after the keys had been taken from the janitor Godfrey Schmitz who wav washing windows Highway Blockaded County and city authorities from Taylorville immediately blockaded Turn In C Column 6 Sioux City Covered by Blanket of Dust SIOUX CITY April 19 Sioux City housewives were spend ing a busy morning brushing out of rugs and furniture the residue of a dust storm which whipped through the city yesterday borne by a 30 mile an hour wind There was no indication of rain today Mild dust storms were reported at several other points in the state Care of the Feet Nothing is more important to the general health and comfort than proper care of the feet but the av erage person seldom realizes its importance until through neglect or abuse his feet have been seriously injured Experts agree that most foot troubles could be prevented by using reasonable care in the selec tion of hose and shoes or could be corrected before much damage has been done by following simple com mon sense instructions such as arc found in this booklet Send for your copy of Care of the Feet today using coupon and enclosing 10 cents to cover cost handling and postage Mason City GlobeGazette 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