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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 24, 1934, Mason City, Iowa E v ii 5 MEM ART OtPT OF I Oft A R M 11 M r i r i Iowas DAILY PAPER the Home HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WAKS NEIGHBORS VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 241934 THIS 1APEll CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SKCT10N ONE NO 169 Gets Groans FromDAR Harbour Reports on Cost of Embassy in Russia CONGRESS CHIEFS MAP PROGRAM By HERBERT FMJMMBR WASHINGTON April 24 tr State department officials chuckled when Senator Harbour of New Jer allegedly drew groans from the D A R con gress here re cently with the assertion that a million and a quarter dollars would here i quired to estab lish the Ameri can embassy in Soviet Russia The sum ap propriated was l16o000 The money is to be spent for a complete diplo WWARREN BARBOUR matlc and con sular mission comprising 1 a cen tralized office building for all American government representa tives in Moscow 2 residential quarters for the entire American staff now numbering 40 31 an ambassadors residence estimated to cost less than Ascompared to some of the other American diplomatic establishments abroad the Russian outlay ranks low from the standpoint of cost Paris Purchases Back in 1926 for example con gress authorized the expenditure of 5300000 for acquisition and repair of an ambassadors residence in Paris In the same year a plot 01 land in the French capital was ac quired at a cost of for a centralized office building This building has just been com pleted at a cost of mak tag a total capital investment in Paris of something like In Berlin a few years ago th American government bought an acre and a half of land in the hear of the city for When thi Or improved with an office building will include the ambassa and for in Her liny it is estimated tSat the tola cost will approximate two and half million dollars Diplomatic Costs In Buenos Aires recently th American government acquired a ambasadors residence standing two and a fourth acres of groun for An additional 000 was required for necessary re pairs and improvements The American diplomatic estab lishment in Rome which is to 1 occupied after remodeling and n pair cost this government a tot of In the spring of 1925 congress au thorized an expenditure of 000 for a complete diplomatic mis sion in Tokio Oil Station Raid Blamed on Fugitive Gangsters DAMAGE HEAVY IN FORT DODGE FIRE Estimate Loss at as Blaze Guts Three Story Building FORT DODGE April 24 Fire of unknown origin completely gutted the three story brick build ing occupied by the Montgomery Ward company here this morning causing a loss estimated at 000 Three firemen Edward Mahoney John Doyle and Henry Smaby were slightly injured when an explosion blew out the front show windows Glass and articles ou display in the windows were blown across the street by the force of the blast which broke the show windows of the Gates dry goods store The blaze started in the base ment of the building about 4 oclock jmd swept through the three floors before it could be brought under control Wea FORECAST IOWA Generally fair prob ably light frost Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy fol lowed by showers in southwest portion not much change temperature Fair not so cold hi west portion Tuesday night Wednesday probably fair and warmer LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period erding at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 47 Minimum in Night 28 At 8 A M Tuesday 35 After three successive days of dustswirling the wind Tuesday had dropped to a reasonable velocity and the air once more was clear Moisture is badly needed for North Iowas seeded crops SILVER HOLDERS GAVE DINNER TO CONGRESS BLOC 3ig Owners of Metal Revealed in Report From Treasury WASHINGTON April 24 Two members of a committee which gave a dinner at a local hotel last light for members of congress in crested in the silver question were disclosed today in a report to the senate to have interests in silver through their companies A list of silver holders furnished the senate today by the treasury disclosed chiefly banks and corpor ations as the big owners of the met al and included few individual names of national significance William J Bryan Jr Los An geles was included Bryan in Market The report said Bryan whose fa ther ran for president three times and who was a leading advocate of monetization of silver at a 16 to 1 ratio with gold held a long position in silver on March 4 It gave no amount The list was the first submitted by the treasury at the request of the senate It gave names beginning with letters running from A to H Others will be submitted later Another familiar name was that olvNowXork City who was listed forthree long future positions on Julya July 12 and May 6 with Hubbard brothers and Callaway Fish and company The year was not given Holdings By Banks Some of the larger bank holdings in ounces included Bank of Manhattan New York 1106375923 Chase National New York 18 09610959 Commercial National Bank and Trust company New York 1 797 56844 Fiduciary Trust Co New York 52441621 Guaranty Trust Co New York 4000000 Predicts Approval Congressional passage and presi dential approval of a bill to author ize the purchase of a billion ounces of silver for use as primary money was predicted today by a member of the senate silver bloc The senator one of seven leaders who took part in the white house conference on silver said that when the president was told that silver once occupied a ratio of 1 to 4 with gold as a primary money Mr ftoosevelt suggested the restoration of that ratio Call for Purchase The legislation would call for the purchase of 50000000 ounces of sil ver a month Observers recalled however an authoritatively learned presidential view that even such an amount would hardly dent the sit uation Other members of the silver bloc definitely split with the white house concentrated for enactment of the Dies silver remonetizationfarm re lief bill in mandatory form The president agreed openly to accept only permissive white metal legisla tion The silver bloc senator who pre dicted the billion ounce purchase said he was confident that if such legislation is adopted by congress even in permissive form the pres ident would take advantage of it and use it Will Be Compromise The senator who asked his name be withheld predicted such legisla tion would be the compromise to emerge out of the current contro versy Silver senators generally conced ed the purchase of 1000000000 ounces would almost restore the 1 to 4 ratio between silver and gold as primary money The United States they said has about of gold as pri mary money today and a little less than 31000000000 of silver includ ing of silver dollars and about of subsidiary DILLINGERS GUNS BARKED This was the rendezvous of John Dilllngcr and his band of murderous Little Bohemia re sort near Mercer federal officers started to surround the place nnd Dillinpr and six hench men escaped Officers are shown inspecting the lobby of the lodge after the battle Associated Press BANK PRESIDENT BLOCKS ROBBERY Opens Fire Wounding One of Trio Sending Other Pair to Flight ROUND LAKE 111 April 24 J bandits came gunning for bank money today but they left hurriedly without in a shower of bullets and one in an ambulance A quick shooting banker a swarm of vigilantes and a barrage of lead and garden tools sent them packing At a m leaving one man at the wheel of their car the pair marched right up to the cage and asked E C Weber the bank presi dent for a job Bank President Shoots Then suddenly one announced This is a stickup The hell it is retorted Weber and reached for his shooting iron Two bullets came sailing at Weber from the sentry at the door But he didnt have to dodge The slugs merely cracked the bullet proof glass surrounding his cage He reached for the opening and fired back three times The robbers took to their heels but the town vigilantes had heard the cry to bat tle and were already swarming around from nearby shops Bullet Drops Robber A bullet dropped one robber as he raced to cover toward a lumber yard William Luete dressing up his garden nearby grabbed his rake and whacked the wounded bandit on the head to keep him down The other two took to their car and raced westward out of town The wounded man taken to a hospital at Waukena to have his leg injury dressed gave his name as Archie Rodes and said he was a bum Officers said he was thor oughly drunk Everyone agreed none of the bandits looked ike the Dillinger gang Iowa inUS War to End Crime Senate Chairman to Be Named to Set Up Council DES MOINES April 24 Iowa participation in the United States Flag associations nation wide crusade against crime will be launched shortly with the appoint ment of a state chairman to set up an Iowa council of 76 This was announced today by Atty Gen E L OConnor following receipt of a letter from Col James A Moss presidentgeneral of the Flag association asking the ap pointment of an Iowa chairman The attorney general said he will do so shortly Organize Councils The association through its na tional council of 76 is organizing state district and local councils throughout the country to parti cipate in a civilians war on crime OConnor was advised The crusade is to be divided into two phases according to informa tion sent the attorney general the first phase dealing with stopping the growth of crime and the second the eradication of lawlessness An educational campaign among adults to acquaint them with the facts on the crime situation will carry forward the first phase of the crusade and an educational pro gram among the nations youth the second Detailed Methods Detailed methods of accomplish ing these purposes include the crystalization of public sentiment for vigorous and impartial law en forcement investigation of report ed racketeering surveillance of the courts and enforcement agen cies breaking up alliances be tween criminals anil corrupt poli ticians and to instill respect for law and order it was explained Patrick J Hurley former secre Aged Recluse Dies in Cottage Flames ELM CREEK Nebr April 21 T Angeline Evans aged recluse died early today in the flames of her cottage on the edge of Elm creek Efforts for Unified Power Regulation Dropped for Year WASHINGTON April 24 Efforts at unified regulation of the electric power industry either by legislation or by code have been dropped for this year This was made known today in authoritative quarters By the next session of congress it was stated the administration may formulate a program to establish federal con trol over power going into inter state commerce At NRA the electric code has been in a state of comparative hiberna tion If it emerges for approval any time now reliable sources predicted it probably would be little more than a wages and hours code such as proposed by the telephone in dustry tary of war is chairman of the na tional council while the Iowa chair man will be an exofficio member TO COOPERATE Copeland Scores Officers in DilSinger Hunt House Group Urges Bills WASHINGTON April 24 Chairman Copeland of the senate racketeering committee told report ers today there has been a pathetic iailure of cooperation between fed eral state and local authorities in he Dillinger case He made this statement shortly after the house judiciary committee responding to a request by Presi dent Roosevelt approved legislation ntended to aid in combatting crime Copeland said his committee was not considering legislation to au thorize a reward for Dillingers cap re If they would send for some of the New York troopers and put them on the trail they would catch him Copeland added Approve Legislation The house judiciary committee approved legislation to make it a federal offense for anyone to flee across state lines to escape appre hension or prosecution for crime The committee which will consid er other measures tomorrow also approved a bill to broaden the act against moving stolen automobiles across state lines to include secur ities merchandise and other pro perty of value or more Bills to make it a federal crime to kill a federal officer while on duty to make more stringent the Lindbergh kidnaping law and a number of other measures remaii to be acted on Assistant Attorney General Jo seph B Keenan bristled with thi remark that I hope we get him Dillinger under such circumstan ces that the government wont hav to stand the expense of a trial Senate Further Advanced The senate was considerably fur ther advanced than the house today in its war on racketeering and oth er crime violence BELIEVED SPLIT UP INTO GROUPS Armed Autos Reported Seen in Milwaukee Indiana Ohio ST PAUL April 24 mys terious midnight raid on an Ells worth Wis oil station by three des perate men who kidnaped the pro prietor today intensified the search for John Dillinger mobsters ill the Twin City area Ellsworth is about 200 miles southwest of Mercer Wis where the Dillinger gang outshot a large force of officers Sunday and about 40 miles northeast of the Twin Cit ies Victor Langer was in his oil sta tion nine miles east of Ellsworth with two other men when three armed men attempted to hold him up Slams Door Shut Langer slammed the door in their faces The raiders disappeared and Lan er and his two companions went nto the attic suspecting that the trangers might bo Dillinger asso iates An hour later Langer came down tairs As he appeared downstairs one of the holdup men hurled a large ilanh through a window wWtera companion flourished a pistol Come out of there snarled unman Langer obeyed He then was fore ed to get into his own car and driv them three miles They robbed him DILLINGERS HOME TOWN ASKS HELP IN PROTECTING ITSELF MOORESVILLE Ind April 24 Dillingers home town asked today for military protection against its infamous son A resolution to Gov Paul V Mc Nutt from the iloorcsvillc board of trustees set forth that the citizens are not equipped with weapons of a nature to cope with a man who carries a machine gun and bullet proof vests It asked the governor to send na tional guardsmca if necessary or a sufficient number of deputies to give the townsfolk adequate pro tection against the desperado whose activities the resolution term ed a disgrace and danger to the people of the state The resolution was the towns of ficial answer to reports that Mooresville favored amnesty for Dillinger The outlaw visited his lathers arm near here April 7 nnd S Proclaims May Day Child Health Day WASHINGTON April 14 President Roosevelt has proclaimed May day Child Health Day the sixth consecutive year the presi dent of the United States has taken such action The president has urg ed on that day greater unified ef forts to improve existing child wel fare programs wherever they are in adequate That chamber had to its credi passage of eight of the 30od bills designed to lay a blanket o federal jurisdiction over interstat law breaking While awaiting further action o I j the of whic were drawn by Attorney Genera special antirack eteering committee headed by Sen ater Copeland D N Y turne its attention to using part of a 2a000 appropriation to invest gate juvenile delinquency of 535 Told to Get Out Langer then was told to get on out of here The men disappeared the darkness Langer returned home and re ported the incident to the sheriff One theory today was the thre raiders were members of the inger gang trying to follow thre other members believed to hav reached the Twin Cities Mondaj after a gunfight at St Paul park during which one of the outlaw pparently was badly wounded The sheriffs staff vainly tried t pick up the trail at Ellsworth to day CEASELESS PATROL MERCER Wis April 24 cores of huntsmen kept up thei ceaseless patrol today over miles onely Wisconsin highways nen ously fingering triggers as the watched vainly for some mark o John Dillingers trail Thirtysix hours had passed sine blazed at the Little Bohemi roadhouse near here and the seve Dillinger outlaws scattered into tt woods In those hours the bandil might have traveled a thousan nilesfrom the scene of battle or sift ed back to some rendezvous in th desolate wilds surrounding Mercc Boam Along Roads All night the automobiles of fed eral agents roamed along the roads stopping here and there in search CANNON DEFENSE MOTION DENIED lustice Second Time Refuse Move Seeking Acquittal in Conspiracy Case WASHINGTON April 24 For the second time Justice Peyton Gordon today denied a defense mo tion that he instruct the jury District of Columbia supreme court SPEAKER RAINEY AND BYRNS GET ROOSEVELT 0 K all at White House New Airmail Vote in House Dropped WASHINGTON April 24 Spcaker Rainey and Representative Byrns the democratic leader took up the legislative program for the of the session with Pres dent Roosevelt today and said later they had assurance from the presi dent of support for their leadership Apparently concerned at evidence of administration dissatisfaction with their leadership the two house democratic chieftains conceded that this subject was discussed with the president I asked the president for a job said Rainey He told me he wasnt going to give me a job because he wanted me to stay where I am Ask for Conference Rainey and Byrns sought the white house conference They said upon leaving the presi dent that three bills were on the must calendar for the remainder of the stock exchange control bill extension of bank guar antees and the anticrime legisla tion Obviously intent upon close co operation with the white house Rainey and Byrns predicted ad journment of the session by May 20 at the latest Sees Vote as Test The speaker said he regarded yes terdays vote against the McLeod Jr aioT Miss Ada Burroughs of a charge of conspiracy to violate the federal corrupt practices act Attorneys for the southern Meth odist churchman on trial as a result of failure to report all the contrib utions received for his 192S effort to defeat Alfred B Smith for presi dent made the motion after all the testimony in the case had been com pleted The court also ovemiled a defense motion to strike out all evidence by the prosecution except that of E C Jameson a New York insurance ex ecutive showing how he made his contributions to the antiSmith cam gave 565300 for the pagn lameson antiSmith campaign but only 17 300 was reported The bishop con tended the remainder was spent within Virginia and a report was not required under the corrupt prac tices act house postoficc committee bill which leaders had planned Two Iowa Packing Firms Invited to Hearing on Labor WASHINGTON April 24 Two Iowa packing firms have been invited to be represented at a hoar ing here today called for the na tional board to air widespread labor disputes Jn the meat packing in dustry The dispute according to board representatives center about union recognition as well as wages hours and other working conditions The Rath Packing company of Waterloo and John Morrell and coEpany of Ottumwa are the two Iowa firms invited closed as a teat jut jSeTSnceded might brought uj1 by two or three different methods Wan smiles covered the faces of the two veteran house lenders who had entered the white house tight lipped and with grim expressions Leaders today abandoned plans to obtain immediate housi appoval of a new temporary airmail biil Chairman Mead D N Y of the said the to put through the house this week had included two major mit competitive bidding for airmail contracts and create a special com mission to study and determine upon a federal aviation policy Has Competitive Bids The postoffice department now has had competitive bids he said Why should we pass a bill to give it something it already has About Friday1 he said the situation should be clarified for new contracts probably will be awarded by then Subsequently Mead aserted con gress should pass a bill creating the special commission alone or couple with that a stipulation placing air mail contracts under another com mission such as the interstate com merce commission while the special commission was studying the situa tion of information But the fugitives had covered their trail At St Paul where three of the suspects battled with police yesterday afternoon the hideouts known to the authorities were kept under surveillance Speedin automobiles were seen in Milwaukee on the outskirts of Chicago and in Fort Wayne and Muncie Ind bringing concentra tions of highway police in search of to Faen I Cnlumn 31 St Paul Grand Jury Gets Frechette Case ST PAUL April 24 fed eral grand jury was scheduled to consider today tho case of Evelyn Frechette girl friend of John Dil linger charged with conspiracy to harbor and conceal the latter in connection with his escape from au iipartment here several weeks ago The woman was brought here Sun day by airplane SENATE PROGRAM Scientists Tell People Not to Worry So Much American Leaders Business Head for WASHINGTON April 24 The senate democratic leadership at a conference today with 25 of their party outlined an ambitiou legislative program for the re mainder of the session which may postpone adjournment well into June A conference of all senate demo crats was called for Monday eve nurn o U Olmnn Care of trie Feet Woman Near Death of Explosion Burns SIOUX CITY April 24 Ellen Condon f4 was near death here today from burns suffered when a cleaning compound she was using on floors exploded and ignited erly Bee Mrs Schmidt is a daughj her clothing She was working at Ler of Fred Titus I ihe home of Bishop Edmund Heelan Twin Daughters Born OSAGE April daugh ters were born to Mr and Mrs Lawrence Schmidt Sunday and were named Audrey Ann and Bcv Earlij Grave WASHINGTON April 24 Dont worry so much Thats tlia advice of scientists to the hurried businessman Worry is sending many American business leaders to an early grave they saw Dr Francis B Genedict of Bos ton reported U the National Aca demy of Sciences today that a study ff several old people who are heal thy and normal at the of 90 or can businessmen thereabouts showed that lack of worry probably had played as large a part in giving them long life aa any physical characteristic He predicted that psychologists by teaching people to cultivate an uiiharrassed mind would do as much as physicians to increase the average length of human life The old people studied he said had largely avoided the excess ten sion and nerve wracking wearing strain that comes all through life to so rnanv of our intense Ameri a mans tire blows out he knows about it right away and doesnt waste a moment getting it repaired When a mans feet blow out he knows about it right away but he sometimes waits weeks bo fore getting them fixed A weak spot in a pair of feet has caused many human machines to break down Look after your human tires Get a copy of Care of the Feet The price is only 10 cents to covet cost and handling Use coupon Mnsnn City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Ilaskin director Washington D C I 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