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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 26, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                H4RLOH C R 4 HIS MEM ART DEPT OP IOWA n r wi I j North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIX NOKTH IOWAXS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PKJESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 26 1934 THIS PAPEIl CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 171 Congress on Ragged Edge Suffers From Bad Case of Frayed Nerves By HERBERT FLUMMER ASHINGTON April 26 president Roose v e 1 ts ironical suggestion that members of con gress remain in session to enjoy tee delights of a Wash ington summer perhaps hit closer home than even he suspected at the time Already there are signs of rag ged tempers and Indications that senators and rep resentatives are to use the slang expression get ting in each others hair The Wirt episode while attempts were made to laugh it off left its mark on the dispositions of some McGugin of Kansas still smarts un der the rawhiding to which he has been subjected both on and off the floor of the house for the part he played in the affair as republican member of the investigating com mittee The manner in which he has struck back leaves no doubt as to how he feels Nor will Bulwinkle the chairman of the committee or OConnor the ranking democratic member soon forget the Wirt mat ter Congrcssioijal Nerves In the senate too there are indi cations of an increasingly unpleas ant atmospheric condition Senator Copeland of New York recently professed outrage because a bill was brought up for consideration without his knowledge Turning to Pat Harrison acting democratic leader in the absence of Joe Robinson Copeland stated ve hemently Ive been in the senate for a long time Ive tried always to be polite since January 3 In many respects the grind has been as hard and un relenting as that of the special ses sion A tremendous amount of work has been done A great deal re mains Election Coming They have no hope of relief either Usually when congress ad journs members have an oppor tunity to return home and discover that there are interests in life other than politics Frayed nerves and ragged tempers have a chance to rest This is election year however MAY HAVE SHOT DILLINGER HERE Rail Labor and Managers Solve Wage Dispute FULL PAY WILL BE RESTORED BY APRIL 1 1935 Fourth of 10 Per Cent Cut to Be Restored on July 1 WASHINGTON April 26 Railway labor and managements agreed today to restoration of the full pay of the workers on April 1 1935 In compromise agreement after a long series of conferences between the railway labor executives asso ciation and the conference commit tee of managers it was agreed that the 10 per cent deduction from checks of the workers which has been made for the last two years should be gradually restored during the next year The employes will receive a re storation of 2 per cent on July 1 of this year 2 per cent of Jan 1 1935 and the remainder on April 1 1935 Started March 15 The agreement came after nego tiations started March 15 apparent ly failed and Joseph E Eastman federal coordinator of transporta tion had announced that his efforts at mediating the situation had fail ed Eastman withdrew last Saturday and on itonday the managers and labor got together unexpectedly and worked out the compromise ioinea in this agree s ifiarT of me Railway labor Executive asociation to comply with the wish of the president of the United States in the interest of national recovery Runs for iear The agreement runs for one year and to this extent will stabilize wages on American railroads and give all concerned a breathing spell The following statement was is sued by W F Thiehoff chairman of the conference committee of man agers We faced the choice of reaching a settlement with employers or of carying the wage controversy to a conclusion under the law with its and for members of the house and attendant uncertainty and disturb onethird of the senators one of the 1 ing effects most critical periods of their politi cal lives Theres little chance for a letup They are anxious to get home and begin their campaigns Some al ready have gone Others fearful of criticism if they leave while con gress still is in session are here and impatient Its small wonder they are nerv ous and quick to take offense 8 CoEds Still in Hospital Suffering From Food Poison AMES April 26 J Eight Iowa State college coeds were in the college hospital today suffering from food poisoning which caused the illness of between 50 and 60 others None of the girls was in a serious condition Dr J F Edwards director of college health said The food which caused the illness of tne coeds is Relieved to have been eerved at the Tuesday noon meal to Alice Freeman cooperative hall Of the 100 girls in the dormitory more than half were affected FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and cooler Probably frost in the west portion showers in the extreme southeast portion Thursday night Friday fair cooler in the extreme east por tion MINNESOTA Fair colder in east and south portions Thurs day night Friday fair warmer in west and northcentral por tions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 64 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 65 Minimum in Night 43 At 8 A M Thursday 47 Seek Stabilization v In the interest of stabilizing the railroad situation now so as to pro mote the national recovery pro gramf we chose the former choice In so doing we have been mindful of the consideration of national wel fare pressed upon us by the presi dent of the untiring efforts of the federal coordinator of transporta tion to compose the situation and of the forbearance of those who have represented the employes A condensed statement of the agreement signed by the managers and the railway labor executives Basic Kates Same Basic rates of pay until changed upon notice as hereinafterprovided shall remain as under the agree Turn to rage 5 Column 2 ZAMORA READY TO QUIT OFFICE Spanish President Fighting to Avert Civil War as Danger Grows MADRID April 26 dent Alcala Zamora fighting to avert civil war will resign it was indicated today if such a drastic step is deemed necessary in the gov ernment crisis gripping Spam With a state of alarm in effect throughout the nation threats of strikes and riots flared among ex tremists on many sides Cries came from bothleftist and rightist elements demanding the president step out on the heels of the cabinet which resigned yester FORCED TO DRIVE Robert Johnson car penter living near Manitowisli Wis ivas aroused from bed and forced at the point of pistols to drive John Dillinger and two of his henchmen to a spot near Park Falls Wis where they ordered him out and kept his car Associated Press 417 Million Tax Bill Victory for Bloc in Senate Conferees React Agreement Following Two Days of Hard Work WASHINGTON April 26 S41700000 new revenue bill rep resenting a surprise conference vic tory for the senates high tax bloc is on its way today toward final congressional enactment Senatehouse conferences on the bulging tax measure came to agree ment last night after two days of nerve wracking work Their report accepted virtually all the senate increases in estate and gift taxes the capital stock and excess profits taxes and liberal compromises over income tax pub licity and consolidated returns Agreement Complete The conference agreement was complete except for the senate amendment adding 10 per cent to all individual income tax returns next year The house will take a separate vote on this That chamber also will be the first to act on the confer ence report House democratic leaders do not look for floor consideration before Monday Should the reject the 10 per cent recovery tax pro posed by Senator Couzens R Mich and accept the report only senate appproval of the report would be required to send the meas ure to the white house Would Not Insist It was generally believed today the senate would not insist on the 10 per cent Couzens proposal if the house disapproved it Agreement on the bill cleared the way for early action on another major reciprocal tar iff proposal which the house has al ready passed The senate finance committee will begin public hearings on this controversial administration pro posal tomorrow with three cabinet Hull Wallace and off for the pro ponents The opposition will be heard Monday Senate tax bill conferees were highly jubilant over their numerous victories across the adjustment table Most Liberal Publicity Part of this arose from inclusion of the most liberal income tax pub licity provision ever to escape con ference shears The LaFollette day i amendment subjecting entire re The temper of extremists was inturns to public inspection was mod ified to make only part of the re turn public But even this was more than the independents looked for Under the new provision a tax payer will be required to file a sep arate statement with his return giv ing his name and address total gross income total deductions net income total credits against net dicated in an attempt on the life of Rafael Alonso interior minister in the resigned cabinet when a bomb which failed to explode was hurled into his automobile after he decreed a state of alarm throughout Spain The need for quick action to solve the crisis was emphasized by recurrent rumors that left extrem ists were planning a general strike against tho new political amnesty law under which thousands of poli tical prisoners were freed yester income and tax payable It is made mandatory that this statement shall be made available for public examination under rcgu Tnrn to fage 8 Column 2 Iowa Legion Is on March Says Duster State Commander in Address to Fourth District Meet CHARLES CITY April Legion is on the march in Iowa and in the bid you all get in step and take it to greater heights This was the charge and challenge delivered by Leo J Duster of Cedar Rapids Iowa department com mander as the conclusion of his address here last night before 500 members of the American Legion and its auxiliary from the fourth district Mrs Winuifrcd Niggemoyer of Fort Madison state auxiliary pres ident spoke in like trend to the members of her organization after reviewing its program of helpful ness pursued in Iowa and nation Other Department Officers R J Laird department adjutant Frank Miles editor of the Iowa Le gionaire Genn Gray of Rockwell City state vice commander Wesley G Henke of Charles City depart ment Americanism director and W F Hathaway graves registration director were among other depart ment officers on the days program Notables of the Legion outside of the fourth district included in ad dition to the department president Airs Myrton Skelley Des Moines department secretary Mrs Marie Standley of Boone department vice president Mrs J C Underkofler of Britt eighth district committeewo man and Mrs Leone Ladehoff of Clinton a past district committee Vice presi dent Banquet in Evening The afternoon was given over to reports of district chairmen for both Legion and auxiliary with an election of officers in the latter Thomas Thomsen of Elkader dis trict commander was in charge of the Legions program throughout theday and Mrs E Kathinka Han souof Decorah district committee woman presided over the womens activities The evening was given over to a banquet in the Ellis auditorium with Ira Schofield local post com mander joining Mr Thomsen and Mrs Hanson is wielding the gavel Mrs Kenneth Springer is local aux iliary president A feature of the formal program was the award of silver stars to the posts which have reached quota and gold stars to the counties thus dis tinguished Silver stars went to 46 posts out of 92 in the district as follows Ar lington Aurora Calmar Carpenter Charles City Clear Lake Clermont Colesburg Decorah Elgin Elkader Elma Fairbank Fayette Fred ericksburg Grafton Hazelton Hop kinton Independence Jesup Lan sing McGregor Manchester Man ly Marble Rock Maynard Mono na Nora Springs Northwood Oel wein Osage Ossian Postville Quandahl Riceville Rockford Rock well Rudd St Ansgar Spillville Strawberry Point Thornton Wau coma Waukon Westgate and West Union 8 Counties Out of 12 Gold stars went to these counties Allamakee Buchanan Delaware Floyd Fayette Winneshiek Worth and Mitchell AnnounCLment was made by Commander Thomsen that fourth district membership has exceeded the quota set by department head quarters by at least 1 or 2 per cent The fourth district is leading the other 8 districts of the state by a wide margin at this time as was the case throughout the last Leg ici year The banquet program was opened with an invocation by the Rev Fath er Paul LaValettc of Rockford dis trict chaplain and included an ad dress of welcome by Mayor William Carr and a response by Mrs Myrtle Seiverling of Northwood district vice committeewoman Championship Quartet Heard The music included numbers by Crescoa Auxiliary quartet winner of the fourth district competition and a Charles City high school brass Turn to rape 5 Column 3 Iowa W C T U Head Resti mg in Hospital DES MOINES April 26 Mrs Jeanctte H Mann of Daven port president of the Iowa Womens Christian Temperance Union was n Iowa Methodist hospital here to Jay for rest and treatment CHILD KIDNAPED IN MINNEAPOLIS FOUND AT PARK 5 Year Old Girl Rushed to Hospital After Her Abduction MINEAPOLIS April 26 Five year old Mary Lou Carline was found and returned to her Minne apolis home today less than four hours after she had been forced in to an automobile by a strange man The child was located alone in Powderhorn park about a mile and a half from where she was picked up near her home She was first taken to her home and then rushed to a hospital for an examination to determine wheth er she had been attacked At Play Near Home The little girl was at play with other children near her home when a strange man pulled her into an old automobile and sped away Neighbors told police a man in a large sedan stopped at the curbing bundled the girl into the car and drove off at high speed All police cars in the city were warned to be on the lookout for the car The childs parents Mr and Mrs F J Carliue could give no reason for the kidnaping Mr Carline is un employed Car Drives Up Mary Lou her brother Jimmie and two companions were playing in front of a neighbors home when drove slowlyupland the driven beckoned to the little girl Mary Lou and a companion stepped up The driver spoke to them Her companion stepped back but Mary Lou got up on the running board The driver whisked her in side and slammed the door The Carlines have three other children Leon S Lois 3 and Janet Minneapolis Woman Urged for Head of U S Women Voters BOSTON April 26 Marguerite M Wells of Minneapo lis was proposed as a candidate for president of the national league of women voters by the leagues nom inating committee today The nom ination was tantamount to election as the league in the past always has agreed with the committees se lection STRIKERS ARRESTED IN ST LOUIS Eight men were arrested in St Louis for stoning trucks carrying workers from plants of the Chevrolet Motor company arid Fisher Body coiriiany as 3000 left their jobs and sought union recognition Police are shown taking one striker into custody Associated Press Same Police Who Caught Outlaw Hunt Kidnapers GALL CLAIMS OF Bulwinkle Committee Votes 3 to 2 Republicans to Report Later WASHINGTON April 26 The Bulwinkle committee today adopted a report to the house hold ing unfounded the claims of Dr Wil liam A Wirt that administration brain trusters were working for a revolution The vote was 3 to 2 the majority of democrats agreeing to the con clusion that Wirt a Gary Ind teacher had not proved his conten tions The two republican committee members Representative McGugin of Kansas and Lehlbach of New Jer ey reserved the right to file a minority report contending the com mittee had not made a thorough in of Dr Wirts allega tions Both reports are to be submitted to the house next Wednesday Chair man Bulwinkle D N Car said adding that they would not be made public before then It was understood however the majority opinion reviewed Wirts as sertions and told how they were based largely on conversation at a dinner in Virginia last Sept 1 Then the majority report will point out the other six guests at that dinner denied quotations attributed to them by Wirt Postmaster Appointed WASHINGTON April 26 The postof fice department announc ed the appointment of Alice A Hig gins as acting postmaster at Orient Towa 6 Year Old Arizona Girl Abducted for Ransom BULLETIN TUCSON Ariz April W second ransom note was delivered today to Berimbc Koblcs grandfather of 6 year old June Kobles kidnaped yes terday offering to reduce the abductors tleniiintl from to S3 0000 it you act quick ly TUCSON Ariz April 26 Pi Kidnaped and held for 15000 ran som 6 year old June Robles sought today by the same police who captured John Dillinger last winter and they were aided by scores of ranchers and grim faced cowboys with sixguns The little girl was abducted yes terday afternoon as she was return ing from school A man drove up beside her iu an automobile called to her and then speeded away when sheentered the car Two hours later Rosalio Estrada a small boy brought to the girls father Fernando Robles member of a wealthy old Arizona family a roughly printed note which de manded for the release of his daughter and warned the father not to report her abduction to au thorities Word Spreads Quickly Disregarding the threats Robles called in authorities and word of the girls kidnaping spread quickly Ranchers and cowboys quickly of fered their services in the search for the granddaughter of Bernabe Robtes wealthy Spanish rancher of a family that has lived in this vicin ity since the Spanish land grant days His ranch nearby has been a landmark for 50 years Today the Morgan McDermott post of the American Legion was ready to mobilize its members to aid in ths farflung search for the little girl 3 Men Arrested Late last night three unnamed men were taken into custody by po lice after a newsboy said they re sembled the trio who offered him S10 to take a note to Junes father Police said the admitted ac costing the newsboy Leon Castor but declared their actionswere a practical joke Two of them were released by police who indicated the third would be freed later to day With every road in this vicinity watched authorities searched every corner of the city with the same de termination that a few months ago they captured Dillinger notorious midwestern desperado and three of his companions Gave 25 Cents Meanwhile police sought to iden tify the man who gave young Es trndo 25 cents to take the ransom note to the perls father with in structions to bring an answer back Turn to 1iizc 5 Column 3 FR HULL SCAN JAP SITUATION Grew Tells Nippon American Concern Over Policy in China WASHINGTON April 26 The Japanese situation was up for discussion today by President Roose velt at a luncheon conference with Secretary Hull Mr Roosevelt arranged to acquaint himself intimately with the new moves by Japan toward China The secretary of state turned to ward the white house after a thor ough study of the latest anounce ments by the far eastern govern ment Pending the white house parley there was no indication of the presi dential atitude BANDIT INJURED IN MASON CITY OR SIOUX FALLS Hamilton Also Treated for Wound by Doctor in St Paul ST PAUL April 26 jension of St Pauls city health of ficer today revealed that both John Dillinger and his first lieutenant John Hamilton were shot and wounded either while raiding the irst National bank of Mason City Cowa last March 13 or in the Sioux Falls S Dak robbery March S The officer Dr N G Mortensen was suspended by John McDonald commissioner of public safety after federal agents disclosed Dr Mor tensen had been forced to dress wounds Dillinger and Hamilton suf fered in one of the robberies Both Dillinger and Hamilton have seen sought for various crimes but hs was the first time they had seen definitely connected with the Mason City holdup which netted seven machine gun bandits 552344 and resulted in the wounding of a Bystander when the raiders sprayed towns main street with bullets in their getaway Uncertain of Date While first indications were that Dillinger and Hamilton had been shot duringthe Mason City robbery t later developed that they might DEVELOPMENTS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Developments in the far eastern situation Thursday U S Ambasador Joseph C Grew conveyed to Foreign Minister Hiroto n Tokio Americas concern over Japans declared intention to oppose occidental dealings with China Indications in Geneva were that hina may appeal to signatories of the nine power treaty against Jap ans Asiatic policy Some Washington observers linked President Roosevelts full navy dec aration with the developments be tween Japan and China In Nanking authorities denied a that China would negotiate a 5100000000 loan with the United States Col Theodore Roosevelt former governor general of the Philippines asertcd there was danger to the isl ands economic independence in Japans policy Gandhi Unhurt When Enemies Hurl Rocks Through Car Window BUXAR India April 26 rock smashed the windows of a car in which Mahatma Gandhi was rid ing today but he escaped uninjured from a clash with persons opposing his campaign to assist Indias un touchables It was the first time the Mahatma ever had been made the object of a physical atU ck Three nationalist congress vol unteers accompanying Gandhi were injured Gandhi was reported today to be threatening lo undertake another period of severe penance because of j growing opposition to his movement 1 ior the untouchables NEW DISCLOSURES SEQUEL TO SHIPLEY SHOOTING MARCH 13 Results of investigation which revealed Thursday that John Dil linger andJiiafirst lieutenant John Hamilton may have been wounded iri the holdup of the First National bank here March 13 appears to be the sequel to the little gun play carried on by Po lice Judge John Shipley at the time Judge Shipley fired at least twice from his office on the third floor of the First National bank building One of the bandits jumped quickly and turned around said Judge Shipley I believed at the time that I hit him Then he got another shot at the bandits outside the bank Wheth er or not one of them was wound ed by that shot it is difficult to say A bystander overheard one of the bandits state he was wounded have been wounded at Sioux Falls when the sheriffs posses exchanged fire with the raiders after they had fled into the open country The un certainty centered around Dr Mor tensens apparent confusion of dates He thought he might have treated the gunmen before the Ma son City holdup Dr Mortensen told authorities early on what was believed to be March 14 three men came to his home He said one carried a ma chine gun and told him that they wanted him to dress wounds two of the men had suffered Treated Far Wounds Dr Mortensen said that Dillingej and Hamilton had been treated for shoulder wounds He said he chang ed the bandages and told the visit ors to meet him at his office the next day They did not do so Dr Turn to Page B Column 1 Care of the Feet When 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 be 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 cover cost and handling Use coupon Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for the booklet on Care of the Feet Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C   

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