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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 1, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                Ed jf HIS wen DCPT OF lOffA F M i I M F t i i North Iowas DAILY PAPER f fee Home TUB NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION yoL XL FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 1 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 175 Girded for Real Fight Senate Saw That in Hull Appearance in Committee 3 ADMIT 5 TORTURE ROBBERIES May 1 JP If there had been any doubt that the senate was girded for the stiffest legisla tive battleof the present session over the admin istrations pend ing tariff bill Secretary Hulls appearance b e fore that bodys finance commit tee must have re moved it The quiz to which the mild mannered silver haired secretary of a veteran of many hard fought tariff subjected by republi can stalwarts impressed all who heard it aa merely a forerunner of what is to come Reed of Pennsylvania heir to the title high priest of protectionism held for so long by Smoot of Utah bore down so hard on Hull that at the conclusion he felt constrained to Mr Secretary I hope that de spite what I have said this morning you will believe that I hold as al ways the greatest admiration and respect for you Leads Foes Upon the Pennsylvania senators shoulders rests the responsibility of leading his partys opposition in tht senate to the request of the presi dent to negotiate reciprocal tradi agreements with foreign countries Heretofore tasks like this wen handled by Senator Smoot With hi defeat in 1932 however Reed mov ed up as ranking republican on the senate finance committee and thu leader for the minority in all con tests involving fiscal affairs Reed already is on record as be lieving the bill a menace to the se curity and happiness of every Amer ican home and ameasure whic might easilyupset the whole re ioppositioi Millions Made in Stocks Despite BRUTAL CRIMES Questions tired at Secretary Hu before tie committee demonstrate this Party Battle Lines Republicans will battle it ou largely oh two broad principles Why they will demand of th democrats do you propose to giv the president authority to negotiat these treaties raising or lowerin duties that might bring incredibl ruin the phrase is Reeds to domestic industry without givin that industry a chance to be heard The democrats reply will be I would take too long It took tv CELEBRATION OF MAYDAYCALMIN MOST OF WORLD 1 Killed 6 Wounded in Havana Reds Clubbed in France By ASSOCIATED PRESS Stringent police precautions sig nalized the worldwide celebrations of May day While radical workers organiza tions had called for unprecedented demonstrations in flaming manifea oes the situation Tuesday after noon indicated that no tremendous disturbances were likely The sole danger point at that time appeared to be in Havana where one person was killed and six shot in the midst of a communist demonstration in midtown In other lands however the dem onstrations assumed the character istics of a parade staged in Tokip where 7000 demonstrators marched under the direction of 3000 police In Moscow the Red army corps which constitutes the garrison of the capital led a parade of citizens who cheered the right of 600 tanks and more than 500 airplanes roaring before them Communist meetings got under way on the outskirts of Paris in midafternoon without police inter ference except for one clash late in the day and the situation in the French capital was reported fairly calmwith business practically nor BIG NAVY FLEET SAILS THROUGH PANAMA CANAL general strike Celebrations bv communists and socialistsgot under way in New York about noon but up to late aft ernoon were quiet and orderly The New York police were in readiness for any eventuality Other demonstrations were sche duled for Chicago and there like wise the police were being held in preparation Planes Roar Overhead VIENNA May 1 reared above the romantic woods of Vienna while gendarmes raced into the concealed spots to raid May day mass meetings of socialists defying ears or more to enact the Fordney mass meetings of socialists defying McCumber tariff law and almost an order of Chancellor Dollfuss to that long to pass the recent Smoot Hawley act The idea here is to act quickly j Again republicans will say You democratic leaders in the past have admitted frankly that tariff making i and revision under the constitution i are legislative duties Then why de prive the senate of even the right to ratify these treaties when they are will reply made And the democrats That admission was made by us when times were not as they are now Again the idea here is to act quickly Dont you know that we are still in an emergency Pioneer Trainman at Cedar Rapids Retires CEDAR RAPIDS May 1 U Haldeman superintendent of the Cedar RapidsDakota division of the Rock Island railroad and declared to be the oldest superintendent in point of service on any railroad in Iowa retired today because of ill health Weal day Several persons were captured 48 Arrested After Fire AUGSBURG Germany May 1 today arrested 48 per sons as suspected incendiaries fol lowing a midnight fire which de stroyed the huge Singer hall here Eye witnesses claimed they heard an explosion while the fire was raging and the police who placed the 48 suspects in protective cus tody offered a reward of 10000 marks for the arrest of the actual perpetrators 10 Injured bv Police PARIS May 1 thousand communists after an aft ernoon long demonstration at the Porte de Vincennest attempted shortly before dusk to march into the heart of Paris but were forced back by police who injured 10 with their clubs The 1500 were part of a mass meeting of 15000 communists who had gathered during the day in the Vincennes woods The smaller number started for the city despite police warnings When the body reached the lines set by police the gendarmes charged Against a background of beauty the U S S Maryland is shown passing through Gaillard cut in the nama cannl when the navy fleet sailed from the Pacific to the Atlantic for spring and summer maneuvers Panama cannl off the eastern coast An attempt was made to bring the entire fleet through the canal In 24 hours but it required several hours longer for the movement Associated Press Japanese Trade Drive in Latin America Revealed Tokio Ignores Hulls Claim of Rights in CJiina PHILIPPINE SOLONS ACCEPT U S OFFER EMERY OPPOSES TARIFF MEASURE Manufacturers Counsel a Hearing Demo Senators Support Bill into the moving crowd The manifestants were scattered FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday pos sibly showers in west portion Wednesday continued mild temperature MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday probably rain or snow in north portion and showers Wednesday in south not much change in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 86 Minimum in Night Si At 8 A M Tuesday 70 Mondays maximum temperature was the highest recorded this year into the summer heat range There were indications Monday night of an approaching rain but it failed to materialize And North Iowa goes on wanting a drink des perately into side streets and there handto hand battling continued in small groups General Strike Fails The widely publicized attempts of radicals to celebrate May day in Tarn to PARC 2 Column 9 MAN INJURED IN ACCIDENT DIES Howard Hubler 22 Dies at Waverly From Fracture of Skull WAVERLY May 1 Hubler 22 Marshalltown died in a hospital here last night from ft skull fracture suffered Sunday when he plunged over an embank ment in the big woods near Denver Iowa on a special hill climbing motorcycle which he had just pur chased He is survived by the widow whom he married 10 mouths ago today to hve made phenomenal advances in Uncle Sams own back yard of Latin America A department of commerce sur vey showed Japanese export in creases ranging from 100 1000 per cent into a majority of South American countries concededly to the detriment of American export in many instances These figures placed beside others showing a 50 per cent de crease in American foreign trade in 1933 as compared to 1930 were cited by one official as the cause of an administration desire for speed in negotiating preferential trade treaties It was disclosed also that in view of the Nipponese advances the administration has instructed all trade consular and diplomatic officials south of the Rio Grande for frequent periodic reports on the Japanese trade program Communication Ignored TOKIO May 1 com munication of Cordell Hull United States secretary of statr on J a nese policy in the Far East was pointedly ignored in a writtr com munique kiven by the foreign office t the Japanese r ss tonight Although the Hull statement was published complete in local after noon newspapers and was the prin cipal topic of discussion in diplo matic and official circles the com munique does not mention it except to reiterate its contention that the head of the American state depart ment indicated the United States unwillingness to accept the Japa nese hands off Asia stand Wait for Reaction WASHINGTON May 1 state department awaited far east ern reaction today to its polite but direct reminder to Japan that claims of overlordship in Asia must stick within treaty limits Cordell Hull softspoken secre tary of state unfolded to newsmen last night a statement asserting be neath smooth diplomatic language that the United States does not ap prove of Japanese control as pro jected over Chinese affairs The statement delivered in sub stance to Foreign Minister Hirota last Sunday by Ambassador Joseph C Grew in Tokiostated in effect First that Japan is still a party to treaties for the maintenance of Chinese sovereignty Second that treaties cannot be legally modified or terminated ex cept by the processes agreed upon by the contracting parties and Third that the United States has certain rights in China and proposes to keep them MANILA May 1 Without a protesting vote the Filipino legis lature today accepted the United States new offer of independence as embodied in the TydingsMcDuf fie act and prepared to set up ma chinery necessary for self govern ment Under the terms of the measure signed March 31 by President Roosevelt the Filipinos will obtain complete independence in 1945 During the intervening years a commonwealth government to be set up probably next year will gov ern the islands The two houses meeting joint session expressed appreciation and everlasting gratitude to the president and congress of the United States and to the American people Collector of Customs WASHINGTON May 1 bel Gittinger was confirmed by the senate as collector of customs for district No 14 Iowa KIDNAPERS FREE TO GET RANSOM Officials Quit Hunt to Let Grandfather Seek Return of Child 6 TUCSON Ariz May 1 kidnapers of 6 year old June Robles were free today to negotiate for a 15000 ransom without interference from authorities Her father Fernando Robles issued an announcement to the kid napers saying he was ready to meet full their demands and that at the familys request official investiga tion had been stopped to permit un hampered negotiations Bernabe Robles reputedly wealthy grandfather of the child returned from a second trip across the bor der to Santa Ana Sonora where he told a hotel proprietor he had sought the advice of Manuel Gam boa recognized in that area as a seer Passing through Nogales on his return the pioneer cattleman ex pressed hope that this little jour ney is going to lead toward solving of the kidnaping He did not say advice if any he had received from the reputed seer James A Emery general counsel o the National Asociation of Manu facturers told the senate financ committee today the reciprocal tar iff bill might subject jobs and in vestments to uncertainties The association he said is op posed to the authorization of th president to make trade agreement without referring them to congress No greater element of uncer tainty could be added to the present difficult economic situation Em ery told the committee than the prospect of various industries being vitally affected not only in them selves but in their relation to all other industries by the prospect of tariff changes made without their knowledge vitally affecting their employing capacity Uncertainties Feared Neither the jobs of employes nor the National Association of Manu ners or stockholders should be sub jected to the uncertainties of agree ments modifying foreign competi tion without a day in court The measure before the commit tee would empower the president in negotiating trade pacts to change existing tariff schedules as much as 50 per cent Back in 1929 Emery said demo cratic finance committeemen then in a majority issued a statement objecting to flexible tariff adjust ment within severe limitations This he added was far less au thority than the pending bill would bestow on the president Demos Support Bill Senate democrats presented an almost solid front today for enact ment of the Roosevelt tariff bar gaining bill The array of strength for the bill came after its supporters had made a substantial concession to a grow ing opposition The accepted modifi cation would grant industries an executive hearing before their tariff protection was changed by treaty Senator Robinson of Arkansas the majority leader announced after a party conference last night that President Roosevelt would accept the amendment provided the hear ings were not public Impair Effectiveness Throwing such hearings open i Robinson said would impair the j REVEAL PROFITS OF MEMBERS OF N Y EXCHANGE ecora Gives Senators Statistics for Last Six Years WASHINGTON May a Evidence that New York stock ex hange member firms have made nearly a billion dollars in the past ix years despite the depression vas presented today to a senate committee Ferdinand Pecora counsel for the senate stock market committee jlaced before its reassembled nembers data showing that ex change firms averaged almost 100000 apiece in net profits during he two boom and four depression Gathered from the member firms themselves the statistics showed they have had a total gross income of more than during he six year period Over Million Apiece During the high time years of 1D2S and 1929 their gross annual revenue averaged far more than 51000000 apiece These and a mass of other hith erto undisclosed statistics relating to market operations were present ed to the committee as stock ex change control legislation ap proached the test in both houses congress Concededly the disclosure of this data was timed to put the bill over the top The move followed close alter chajgesjnthe house yester dayof of misrepre sentation against the legislation by the New York exchange Buried in Statistics Buried in the mass of statistic was an amazing story of the do pressions effect It showed mem her firm profits dropped from 000000 in 1928 to a loss of 50000 000 in 1932 and rose again to 596 000 000 for the first eight months o year The total net profits foi the period were Other high spots in the volumm ous data showed that The 631 reporting firms had 1 S71920 customers in 1929 of whom 811986 or 59 per cent were cash customers as contrasted with mar cnnal traders The firms had 1028491 custom ers during the first eight months ot 1933 of whom 596376 or 58 per cent I were cash operators 1 240 Million Sales Out of 120000000 shares of stock sold on the exchange during July 1933 representing 240000000 sales Cities Passes Senate 4528 House Group Votes to Lay Aside Senate Airmail Bill WASHINGTON May 1 senate today passed and returned to the house a modified municipal bankruptcy relief bill authorizing over 2000 debt ridden cities and taxing units to petition the courts for approval of refinancing plans The vote was 45 to 28 i Stricter than the bill passed by j the house in the special session the j measure approved was a substitute iltered by Senator McCarran D embodying changes having he indorsement of the administra jn It would permit cities to petition he courts for scaling down their debts if they could get holders of 1 per cent of their obligations to gree on a plan Would Need Consent Before the plan could become op erative G2 23 per cent of the amounts in each class of obliga ion and 75 per cent of the aggre gate claims would have to consent and purchases member firms partners and individual members of the exchange made 585000000 Member firms had 269915 maigm accounts on their books June 30 1933 as contrasted with a high of 340019 July 31 1929 and 203450 at the end of 1932 Member firms or their partners participated in profits or losses from 213 pools during the six yar period Pecora contended that the statistics gathered from question Under the house bill the consent of holders of only 30 per cent of he outstanding debt is required to initiate a plan before the court as sumes jurisdiction and the approval of only 66 23 per cent of holders of the aggregate amount of claims before the plan took effect The total municipal debt has been estimated between 000000 and and more than 2000 taxing units are said to be in default Kcject Senate Bill The house postoffice committee voted today to reject the senate ap proved airmail bill and seek enact ment of its own measure The are different to respects allow the postmaster general t award one year contracts The senate bill however permi bidders to appaal decisions of th postmaster general to the commerce commission and direc the ICC to determine the airma routes and reasonable compensatio for the service The house bill con tains neither of those provisions Income Tax Bill Where the senate would reduc airmail postage to six cents ounce the house bill would cut i to five cents Both however would call for tii creation of a special presidentiall appointed commission to make survey and report to congress on general aviation policy By 81 to 62 on a standing vot the house todaj accepted all com promises with the senate on th income tax tightening bill that th conference committee recommend ed A tally had yet to be taken how ever on the senate proposal to ad to each individual income tax 1 per cent of the amount otherwi due Rejection of this was looke for IUWA ARE CLEARED UP Woden Bode Algona Whittemore Persons Among Victims EMMETSBURG May Three en the nucleus of an organized angof torture robbers which op rated in North Iowa over a period f four years confessed Tuesday to ve crimes These crimes char cterized by brutality in which the ictims were forced to give up their avings had been believed until to ay to have been the acts in laniacs The three men held are Estel An ers 45 Decatur 111 charged as lie ringleader Ole Thorsland 01 Sode and Joe Thilges of Whitte nore One other member of the gang jeo Bcsch Bode now seiTinga 10 sentence at Fort Madison on a conviction of rape was said by members of the gang to have been an accomplice In Loot Confined in the county jail at tametsburg the men confessed shortly before noon Tuesday to a series of robberies and threatened attacks in which 1S000 was taken rom farm persons in Northwest Iowa territory In nearly every robbery the victims were bound and tortured Questioning by attorneys and sher iffs from nearby counfes was con tinued tins afternoon Sheriff Mont omery said in an effort to de termine whether the three were connected with other thefts in this territory Sheriff Bert Montgomery anil presented the most comprehensive picture ever drawn of the markets operations Follows Them Up He planned to follow them up with similar statistics for the New York curb and other smaller ex Turn to race I Column 2 WILLARD SHARP FOUND POISONED CHICAGO May 1 Caulfield Sharp 56 identified by papers as a former vice president of Middle West Utilities company Insull firm was found poisoned in his hotel room today and was rushed to the county hospital for emergency treatment effectiveness and benefit of arrange ments in contemplation Most of the republican opposition to the measure already passed by the house has centered around the fact that the president could ne gotiate a tariff reduction pact with out senate ratification and without giving affected industries a chance to express their views Several dem ocratic senators from industrial areas had joined this stand Suffers Broken Arm CORW1TH May Ray 3 son of Mr and Mrs Glenn Francis received a fractured right Nominates Candidates for Congress State and Local Offices j SIOUX FALLS S Dak May 1 Dakota citizens today were nominating candidates for con gressional state district and local offices in the biennial state primary election Notwithstanding an absence of clear cut issues a record total vote of more than 200000 was in pros pect compared with a previous high mark of 170000 cast two years ago Democratic registration is neaJy 100 per cent and republican about 6 per cent higher than 1932 Voters also named delegates to party conventions The party tickets for state office below governor will arm when he fell off the davenport be selected in state conventions us at home Saturday evening imlly Iicld in June on call WAGNER BILLS CHANCES SLIM Administration Expected t Make Further Efforts at Revision WASHINGTON May Further administration efforts at revising the Wagner labor bill were projected today but the outlook for the passage of an acceptable meas ure at this session of congress was far from good As conferences were resumed to day between Senator Wagner D N Secretary Perkins Hugh S Johnson and Donald Richberg of NRA there was no indication that the group was near agreement on what constituted workable legisla tion President Roosevelt asked this special committee to get together before congress goes further with the biil In addition American Federation of Labor leaders moved to consoli date their position for a govern ment ban on all company unions The present Wagner bill woul outlaw employerdominated com pany unions Four British Flyers Die in Air Collision CRANWELL Eng May 1 Four royal air force officers were killed today when two airplanes col lided over the airdrome and smashed to earth All four were dead when j emergency squads reached the wrcckigc Deputy Sheriff sHarveyvBprout Palo Alto ctiffity up the gang assisted by Sheriff J F Johnston of Winnebago count3and Sheriff Henry J Sexe of Humboldl county The arrests were marie bv Sheriff Montgomery following ji call from Sheriff Johnston of For est City recently when he returned Anders from Decatur on a charge of forgery Anders Idcntirivd Three members of the H F Gneuppel family which was robbed on the farm home OIK and onehalf miles east of Mallard Nov posi tively identified Anders as tlie un masked member of the trio which robbed them The robbery was one of five con fessed to and was outstanding in that the robbers bound their vic tims and tortured them with hot irons before taking So900 from the farm About 53500 of this was in cash SI 000 of which was in gov ernment bonds and in person al savings A confession of this crime was ob tained from Anders Monday night Palo Alto county officers as sisted by Sheriffs Johnston and Sexe rounded up the other mem Turn o Pagr L rnlimin 1 Senate Committee to Reconsider Approval of AAA Provisions I WASHINGTON May 1 senate agriculture committeeilecicl ed today to reconsider its recent ap proval of the bill to strengthen the licensing provisions of the agricul tural adjustment act Parliamentary Law This is a compilation of the estab lished rules of order that govern the proceedings of all deliberative bol ies now available through the Vashiiigton Information bureau o this newspaper It is in the most practical form briefed for ready reference and clarified so that the average person will not get lost in a maze of technicalities A copy oi Parliamentary Law will be scut to any address postpaid for six cents Use coupon Mason City GlobcGazctto Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose six cents in coin carefully wrapped for the booklet on parliamentary law Name Street City State Muii ii WiisriMti U C   

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