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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 25, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                E R MEM JET OF IOWA Ml I M f 1 I North lowtfs DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 25 1934 SECTION ONE NO 170 lowans in Washington Next Question to Decide on V S Attorney ASHINGTON April 25 Dropping of the conspiracy charges against Lieut Gov Nels Kraschel in con nection with the handling of the Iowa public works adminis tration raises the question as to the next United States district attorney for southern Iowa Robert W Col flesh present district attorney and candidate for the republican nomination for governor sent his resignation some time ago When he did so he offered to com plete pending KraschelBeh leaving office His offer was accepted With the finish of the case it is certain that Colflesh will end his connection with the office and pave the way for a new appointment Senator Louis Murphy has not in dicated who he will recommend for the post but it is probable that the next week will see action to fill the job Utterback Is Mentioned Word from the Iova capital mentioned Judge Hubert Utterback of Des Moines as a possibility but Utterback this week decided instead to become a candidate for the party nomination to congress from the sixth district With the congressional session al most over Representative Lloyd Thurston of the fifth district finally has been assured of his job Lloyd Ellis his democratic op ponent in the last election filed a contest for the seat The subcom mittee of the house elections com mittee this week reported that Thurston was entitled to retain his seat Rivals are Campaigning The prolonged congressional ses sion keeps Iowas house delegation In Washington Awhile their rivals for nominations are busy back home campaigning for the June primaries The house is fairly well cleaned up with the major administration bills but the Iowa representatives are loathe to leave Washington to open their campaigns until the session formally closes However they do not face as much of a problem as representa tives in some other states where primary elections are scheduled for May SCHOOL HEADS TO MEET FRIDAY Second Annual Conference of lowans Will Be Held in Des Moines KRASCHEL WANTS EXPLANATION Sanders Denies He Plans to Quit G O P Post SPOKESMAN FOR RUMORS UNTRUE Discussion of Probable Successor Continues in Party WASHINGTON April 25 Reports that Everett Sanders is preparing to step out as republican chairman because of ill health were DBS MOINES April 25 The second annual conference of school administrators and school board members will be held here Fri day it was announced today The conference a statewide meet ing will be presided over by Miss Agnes Samuelson state superin tendent of public instruction The sessions will open at 9 a m Among the speakers are Fred L Mahannah deputy state superin tendent of public instruction K C Williams director of records for the department C J Burns deputy state auditor F E Moore director of the state board for vocational education Charles E Miller presi dent of the Albia school board L W Feik superintendent of schools at Sioux City and Walter McClain secretary of the Ottumwa school board Harry Mason Dies SAN DIEGO Cal April 25 Harry M Mason 81 well known American turfman died here last night She Weai FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness and warmer Wednesday night Thursday unsettled warmer in south central and extreme east portions possibly showers in southwest portions MINNESOTA Incr easing cloudiness and warmer Wed nesday night Thursday unset tled with cooler in north and central portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 47 Minimum in Night 24 At 8 A M Wednesday 46 Everett Sanders denied today on his behalf by J Bennett Gordon research director for the national committee Persons in touch with re publican affairs circulated the re port of a resig nation being im minent and said Sanders had called commit teemcn to an early meeting probably in Washington The chairman himself was out of reach said to be recuperating at his nearby Maryland farm Saying he spoke as personal rep resentative for Sanders Gordon called accounts of the move for resignation wholly and unqualified ly untrue Expectations were evident in oth er party quarters nevertheless that Sanders before long would relin quish the chairmanship Discussions of a probable successor have been under way for several weeks Precipitate Struggle Acceptance of Sanders resigna tion would precipitate the struggle long brewing in republican circles over the choice of a new party head The existence of factions within the party unable to agree on a leader had caused a sizable anti Sanders bloc to defer until after the fall elections its intentions to depose him Republicans in congress desiring a new leadership but fearful of the effects of an open split in the party before next November even took the almost unprecedented step of cutting loose from the national com mittee for the coming campaign and arranging to run their own shows Various Suggestions Various men have Been put for ward as eventual nominees for the national chairmanship James E Watson of Indiana for mer republican leader in the senate has been heavily backed by one group Henry P Fletcher of Penn sylvania former ambassador to Italy likewise has been mentioned as have Walter Hallanan of West Virginia and Frank Knox publisher of the Chicago Daily News Knox has definitely declined to consider the post Even before confirmation of the report by his friends Sanders was known to feel that his health might take him from active politics Taken From Train While enroute west several days ago he was removed from his train at Pittsburgh and rushed to a hos pital He returned here only a few days ago Physicians said his re covery had not been as speedy as expected and that complications had arisen Doctors prescribed ab solute rest and freedom from re sponsibility Several months ago an antiSan ders group obtained the required 16 signatures on a petition to call a meeting of the republican national committee Reorganization was to have been the topic This effort was allowed to rest however as has been a more recent one The reason given for the latest abandonment was the present chairmans health Some members of the committee reported they had not heard of Sanders reported meetingcall Former President Hoover always a staunch backer of Sanders recent ly has had nothing to say Trip Through Canal Takes Up 36 Hours Last of 111 Fighting Ships of Fleet on Atlantic Side COLON C Z April 25 ast of 111 United States fighting ships moved through the Panama canal today completing the first maneuver of the kind in history The time required was 36 hours Commander in Chief David F Sellers had hoped to complete the transit in 24 hours The last of the ships moved in ate last night and the Balboa ter minal was opened for the first time since Sunday tn foreign and com mercial shipping Maneuvers Planned Commander Sellers said the fleet will remain in Canal Zone waters for planned maneuvers before pro ceeding to New York to be reviewed by President Roosevelt The giant aircraft carrier ington led the naval parade In a statement to the Associated Press immediately after the history making movement ended Com mander Sellers said The continuous transit of the canal by the fleet as a unit has been a very valuable experience for all hands and it is believed that very useful data has been obtained Efficient Organization The successful accomplishment of this evolution which so far as is known is without precedent was only possible through the efficient organization of the canal and the splendid cooperatloa received from all hands Never before have such rigorous restrictions of the transmission of cews regarding the movements of the vessels been imposed Censor ship was lifted when the passage was completed It was learned today that author ities had prepared for several months to handle the transit of the fleet as secretly as possible due to the fact they possessed information that attempts were likely to be made to hamper progress Information Received This information it became known was received from the army military intelligence service During the transit the locks were patrolled by the heaviest sol dier guard placed there since World war days A modified guard will remain indefinitely it was under stoou today Heretofore the are the most vital part of the Panama have been devoid of protection permitting an approach day and night Movement Uneventful The movement was uneventful except for the fact that the air craft carrier Saratoga knocked down two concrete lampposts at the Pedro Miguel locks yesterday The transit of the fleet might have been more rapid but for a heavy first of the season slowed up operations some what yesterday Nevertheless navy men were well pleased despite the failure to ne gotiate the movement in 24 hours as originally hoped LOSE CAR TO DILLINGER FOUR MEN TWO WOMEN IN RAID ON FARM HOME Twin City Authorities Notified by Sheriff in Minnesota Town ST PAUL April 25 armed men and two women raided a farm home near Elk River today ook a small amount of cash and hen fled causing a general alarm to Twin City police who at first were told that the gunmen had commandeered an automobile First reports led the authorities o believe that the raiders might lave been members of the John Dillingor gang who have been sought in this area since they shot their way through a large force of fed eral men who surrounded a Mercer Wis hideout Sunday night Car Commandeered The first flash to police head quarters stated that a car had been commandeered but this could not be confirmed immediately The St Paul police broadcast ad vised all squads to be on the look out for a mud covered black sedan Mr and Mrs Roy Francis and their baby son of South St Paul who were stopped on a road by John DUUnger and his coirpanions and forced to give up their car to the defperadoes Central Press Chicago Teachers to Get June 1933 Pay A nniT OT f HTi rV GIVE ARGUMENTS IN CANNON TRIAL Prosecutor Charges Bishop With Hiding Behind a Womans Skirts WASHINGTON April 25 John J Wilson government prose cutor told a District of Columbia jury today that Bishop James Can non Jr had spent some of the 1928 antiSmith campaign contributions for his personal use He also contended Bishop Cannon was hiding behind a womans skirts Wilson made the opening argu ment in the trial of the Southern Methodist churchman and Miss Ada L Burroughs on a charge of con spiracy to violate the federal cor rupt practices act by failing to re port all of the S65300 contributed by Edwin C Jameson New York in surance executive CHICAGO April 25 month of June 1933 James B Mc ahcy president of the board of edu cation announced Tax anticipation warrants were sold to make pos sible the payment to the 17000 teachers and other school employes Beymond Man Indicted by Wright Grand Jury CLARION April April term of grand jury reported Tues day an indictment against Fred F Ruiter of Belmond charging Kim a statutory offense WANTS TO BEGIN NAVAL BUILDING Roosevelt to Ask Bill That Will Give Authority to Start WASHINGTON April 25 President Roosevelt intends to ask authority in a forthcoming supple mental appropriation bill to start actual naval construction to bring the United States fleet up to treaty limits This would permit the president to begin the construction program any time he sees fit Legislation recently enacted au thorized a building program up to treaty limits The appropriation measure to talling a little less than 1500000 000 will go forward to congress as soon as the revenue bill has been finally framed General Luirp Sum This is the general lump sum re covery appropriation outlined by the president in his budget message and of it will be tagged for public works construction The president has not decided how many ships if any of the more than 100 new ones authorized by congress will be built at this time However he does want authority to use the new general funds for this purpose if he desires With new labor disputes nearing the white house President Roose velt also renewed efforts today to establish a definite industrial ar bitration board Demands on Time The president indicated he would not be able to go into the coal prob lem in Kentucky on account of de mands on his time It was said at the white house that the strikes in the automobile industry in Cleveland and St Louis had not reached the president Constantly harassed by these la bor issues Mr Roosevelt is giving serious consideration for legislation establishing a board He is understood to feel tha bill by Senator Wagner D N Y set ting up a labor board will help con siderably although it may not be the final and permanent solution Aguirre Given Three Days to File Plea Ascencion Aguirre charged with first degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of Big John Chabez in Lehigh row was given three days time in which to plead Tuesday afternoon when he was arraigned before Judge M F Edwards Apuirre was represented by W P Butler and County Attor ney M L Mason appeared for the i state SEES MENACE IN JAPANS POLICY Chinese Spokesman Hearc After Nippon Defies World Opinion GENEVA April 25 OT Chi TsaiHu Chinese minister to Switz erland declared today that Japan ese imperialism seeks to enclose all China and veto the rights of for eign nations His statement was made aftei Japan in effect had told the world to draw its own conclusions regard ingher restated policy toward China A foreign office spokesman said in Tokio Our statement has been made Let others read it as they will This was the reply to requests for further elucidation of the declara tion in which Japan claimed respon sitaility for maintenance of the peace in eastern Asia warning other pow ers not to threaten tranquility by activities in China The spokesman also refused t comment on references to Asia fo Asiatics in an enunciation of Nip ponese policy by the Japanese con su general at Geneva Masayuk Yokoyama Plan No Interference However he did reiterate tha Japan has no intention of interfer ing with European and American powers in their Asiatic possessions We have no intention he said of promoting independence move mentg in the Philippines IndoChina or elsewhere The state department in Washing ton pondered the question today What will be the United States stand concerning Japans semi official manifesto on China Washington officials remained silent in the fact of reports tha America is ready to join Grea Britain in asking Tokio to clarify its attitude It was reliably dis closed however that the state dc partment is making a deep study o all pertinent far eastern document and treaties pending decision England Adds Request A direct following in Britains foosteps might be a far reaching stride England added to its request a reminder that Japan and China are both signatories of the nine power treaty which broadly guar antees the territorial and admin istrative integrity of China The United States and Britain also are signatories One key to the mystery lay in the state department visit of Hirosi Saito Japanese ambassador to Washington by request What if any questions he was asked might open the secret Japan Serves Notice Tn the original Tokio announce ment Japan served notice on the Tarn tj Vaje 3 Column 1 INDIANS JOIN HUNT LONDON April 25 dians have taken the warpath against John Dillinger readers of one London morning news paper were Evensome red Indians joined the hunt today with bows and ar rows read a paragraph in the newspapers vivid account of the search for Americas number one public enemy The account was contained in a dispatch from the newspapers New York correspondent One paper printed a dispatch under a Chicago dateline which said that the entire middlewest is suffering from a bad attack of the Dillinger jitters and until the gangster is brought to book sleepless nights will be passed by anxious householders sitting up with guns in their hands EXCHANGED SHOTS containing four or five men and two women The broadcast stated that the men are heavily extremecare Notify Authorities The raid occurred at a in and Sheriff N J Neumann at Elk River quickly notified Twin City authorities and officers in all sur rounding territory The search for the Dillinger mob was directed to St Paul Monday several hours after the gunfight at Mercer when three gunmen in a small car stolen from Mercer short ly after the shooting fired on three officers in St Paul park on the southern outskirts of St Paul WOULD OUST PURVIS MERCER Wis April 25 petition asking the suspension of Melvin H Purvis chief of the bu reau of investigation of the United States department of justice in this area pending an investigation into the escape of the John Dillinger gang from a hideout near here Sun Say night was beingcirculated here today Meanwhile Americas million dol lar murderer with a puny 25 price tag on his head and the blood of 13 men across his bullet blazed trail mocked an army of more than 5000 officers who hunted him Well have John Dillinger be fore long said the department of justice through its division of in vestigation at Chicago Marksmen of the governments far flung forces estimated to num ber more than 100 were concen Tlirn to 1aKC 2 Column 2 This is Joseph Hclnen deputy sheriff of Dakota county Minn exchanged shots with fugi tives of the Dillinger gang near St Paul CHARGEAGAINST STATE OFFICIAL BEH DISMISSED FR READY TO SEE SILVER MEN New List of Holders Given to SenateProbe Seeir ourt Sustains Motion of Government to Drop Case DES MOINES April 25 lfi Federal Judge Charles A Dewey today sustained a government mo tion to dismiss the conspiracy in dictment against Lieut Gov Nela G Kraschel and Carl ton D Bell Des Moincs investment broker Judge Dewey issued an ordei quashing the indictment on a writ ten motion made by U S District Attorney Robert Colflesh Kraschel in a former statement issued after the dismissal called on officials responsible for what he termed the unwarranted attack for an explanation Ho declared that the voluntary dismissal of this case by thu prosecution Is the answer to its lack of merit Crltici7es lekes The lieutenant governor criticized Secretary of the interior Harold L Ickes for what the Iowa official said was the attempt to convict me in the press and by radio while I was awaiting the orderly American pro cesses of the courts This attempt Kraschel stated is entirely con trary to the spirit and philosophy of our government Kraschcla statement recited facts of the Iowa PWA boards work in Iowa and defended his policy of rec ommending loca1 financing by tht committee rather than asking for B government loan Possible WASHINGTON April 25 T President Roosevelt said at his press conference today he would be glad to see the congressional silver advocates again any time they cared tc come to the white house He declined further comment Silver advocates recently visited the president to urge mandatory legislation Their proposal was re jected however A new list of silver holders sub mitted to the senate today by the treasury included the name of Jo seph P Tumulty secretary to President Wilson as having four future contracts involving 100000 ounces Tumulty on List Tumulty now practicing law in Washington was listed as having four long future contracts for de livery in May This list wound up except for ap proximately 100 names the report prepared vv the treasury at the re quest of the senate to determine whether there had been undue speculation in the metal The first list was presented yesterday The treasury said it had diffi culty getting the information about the 100 persons A senate investi gation may pe instituted to get the data from the individuals National City Bank The National City bank was re ported to have 759415648 ounces and 50 long and 329 short futures contracts ounces In addition National City subsidi aries in foreign countries were re ported to hold 215826098 ounces and 55 long and 43 short futures contracts A Atwater Kent of New York radio magnate was reported to hold 67533446 ounces and Mrs Mabel L Kent at the same address 75 526 ounces Future Contracts F P New York City was reported to hold four long future contracts for delivery in July and Francis P Keelon of the same ad dress was listed for 31 long fu ture contracts and five short futures through Narriss and Vose and Met al Traders Inc Frank Keelon was one of the sponsors of the dinner Monday night to members of congress interested in silver each involving 25000 sound investmentrW ment of Iowa labor is a wholesome policy he said The dismissal of this case Is therefore exactly what the facts have demanded from the begin ning he said in conclusion The joint conspiracy indictmen returned by a federal grand jury a Ottumwa Jan 20 charged the lieu tenant governor and the investmem broker with conspiracy to defraud the government by obstructing the functions of the public works sec tion of the national industry recov ery act Charged With Forgery A second indictment charged Beh with forgery with intent to defraud the government of a public works application of the city of Ottum wa Beli was recently acquitted by a federal court jury at Davenport In his motion Colflesh said That all facts in the case were presented to the department of jus tice and a request made for au thority to dismiss the cause tha the department authorized the dis missal of said cause and the lettei of authorization is attached and made a part of this motion Tlie letter authorizing the lown district attorney to recommend dis missal was written by Joseph B Keenan assistant attorney gen eral at Washington on April 23 The letter said Authorized by Sveenun In accordance with your tele phone conversation of the twenty first wherein you stated that ID your judgment the case of tht United States against Kraschel anc Beh should be nolled as in you judgment it was not susceptible o successful prosecution and as re quested in your telegram of Apri 21 1934 you are hereby authorize Tnm to Xngfl 2 Column 3 Old Toreador Saves Day When Bull Raids Market MADRID April 25 home and shouted for his ing his homeward way in the early hours this morning Antonio San chez saw a sight to gladden the heart of an old toreador His steps led him past the central I market Prancing and snorting amid a shambles of garlic and cabbages trusty small red cape his sword Back he raced The bull at the climax of its orgy among the vegetables started for Sanchez a brief exhibition under flickering street lamps the old tor eador plunged the sword into a vital spot and the show was over beans and potatoes was a bull ca1 Grateful vegetable dealers show caped from a 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