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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 2, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                LON E R HS MEM IEPT OF r i F o DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL iNOBTB IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 2 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 176 lowans in Washington Teeth Cause Delay in Patronage Problems By DON McGUIKE Hay 2 Teeth caused a delay in the set lemeut of Iowas patronage prob lems last week Senator Louis Murphy has been forced to drop his numerous of ficial duties while he devoted him self to solving such persona matters as the protestations oi ailing molars cuspids and cisors Meanwhile the matter of a district attorney for southern Iowa goes unattended The resignation of Robert W Col flesh became effective to all in tents and purposes with the quash ing of the KraschelBeh case Foreshadows Terrific Fight Judge Hubert Utterback of Des Moines was mentioned as a likely possibility but his decisions to run for the democratic congressional nomination precludes the likelihood of his being named to the district attorneysbip The filing of Judge Utterback to run against Congressman C Dow cll one of the three republicans in the Iowa house delegation fore shadows a terrific fight for the G O P in another Iowa district proved Himself Popular Utterback in his race for the su oreme court bench in the general election ran well ahead of most the other democratic candidates The fact that his eletcion later was Declared technically illegal because rhe vacancy to which he was elect did not exist in no way de fractsi from the fact that he proved tumseif a popular candidate R K Bliss of Ames director of the lowi NEW DEAL PRAISED AND SCORED F R Intends to Inaugurate Housing Program SENATE FINANCE BODY APPROVES NEW TARIFF ACT Amendment to Provide for Hearings for Industries WASHINGTON May 2 ident Roosevelt will ask congress in the next couple of days for author ity to inaugurate a nationwide housing program The administration plan calls for government aid both for new con struction and modernization of homes The president said at his press conference today a survey of the country had shown a real need for the housing program being worked out by Frank C Walker chairman of the executive council Details were withheld by Mr Roosevelt pending his message to congress but it was said only very simple permissive legislation is re quired Harry Hopkins federal relief ad ministrator is cooperating on the plan Reciprocal Tariff Bill The senate finance committee to day approved the reciprocal tariff bill with an amendment providing for hearings of affected industries before anytariff reductions are put PROBE OF TORTURE TRIOS PAST CONTINUES Officers in sever North Iowa riesof at least five crime characteed by brutal torture with clthj terro A riesof at least five crime characte rised I their victims has been revealed through their confessions Kayenay Engraving Mason to nesotiate agree ments with other nations in an ef fort to promote prosperity already has been passed by the house The committee gave speedy in dorsement to the administrations plan without a record vote The amendment providing for heaings Tvrch President Roosevelt favors also was accepted without a roll call The text of the amendment pro posed by Chairman Harrison D Miss follows Can Present Views 2 CONGRESSMEN AND BERRY WIN Heflin of Alabama to Face Runoff in Comeback Try for Congress SIOUX FALLS S Dak May 2 from South Dakotas primary election showed democratic renomination today of Gov Tom Berry and two H Hildebrandt in the first district and Theo B Werner in the second but left two republican contests un Procter Industry Leader and Philanthropist Dies decided oftne extension service and Dr A G Black a for ner colleague at Iowa State college and now chief of the cornhog tiou of the A A A PftRiSREVEALS BIG SPY PLOT German Organization in France Reported With Arrest of Agent PARIS May 2 an nounced today that a huge German spy organization has been uncov ered with the arrest of an agent m Paris and that warrants had been issued for other members of the group Secret service agents were said to be searching for the spies but even the name of the agent arrested here was not made public The organization was uncovered authorities said as the result oi in vestigation of charges against a French army officer Captain Froge who was taken into custody in con nection with the mysterious disap pearance of plans for the defense of the city of Belfort Authorities declared the spy or ganization is as large if not larger than that for which Mr and Mrs v Robert Gordon Switz of New York the measure already passed by the ter Cincinnati Man 72 Victim of Bronchial Pneumonia CINCINNATI May 2 Villiam Cooper Procter 72 Cincin ati industrial leader and pliilau hropist died this morning He was a victim of bronchial neumonia The 72 year old chairman of the loard of the Procter and Gamble Company entered the hospital Sat urday He had been suffering from what he believed to be a slight cold Before any foreign trade agree ment is concluded with any foreign government for instrumentality thereof under the provisions of this act public notice of the intention to negotiate an agreement with such government or instrumentality shall be given in order that any interest ed persons may have an opportunity to present his views to the presi dent or to such agency and under such rules and regulations as the prcident may designate and be fore concluding such agreement the president shall seek information and advice with respect thereto from the United States tariff commis sion from the departments of state agriculture and commerce and from such other sources as he may deem appropriate Agricultural opposition reared against the Roosevelt tariff bill as senate republicans mapped a con cededly hopeless campaign against days voting fails majorities republican nomina tions for governor and second dis trict congressman the partys state convention will determine the nom inees Allen Has Chance W C Allen seeking the repub lican nomination for governor had more than 40 per cent of the vote tabulated thus far with more than half the states 1925 precincts re ported He was given a good chance or the nomination but the selection the second congressional district apparently will rest with the re jublican convention in June in the absence of a 35 per cent majority for any of the four aspirants Governor Berry rolled up a ma jority of more than 19000 in early returns against Lieut Gov Hans Ustrud who brolce with the admin istration more than a year ago The srovernors total in 804 of the state s 1925 precincts was 27522 against Ustruds 8103 Ilunoffs in Alabama BIRMINGHAM Ala May 2 UP Former Gov Bibb Graves of Montgomery and Major Frank M Dixon of Birmingham making m first political race today apparent ly were headed for a runoff on June 12 to determine the democrat nominee for governor In the same runoff unless til and New Jersey and 13 other per sons now are in prison Captain Froge who had been un der investigation for a long time was just about to be cleared of all charges police said when the se cret service caught an accomplice in the act of espionage Iowa Dentists Meet CEDAR RAPIDS May tal economics held the attention of delegates at the opsning sessions of the annual convention of the State Dental society meeting 3ere Wea v FORECAST IOWA Probably local show ers Wednesday night or Thurs day except generally fair In extreme east Wednesday night somewhat cooler in central and west portions Thursday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy probably showers in south and castcentral portions Wednes day night and Thursday cooler in southwest Wednesday night and in extreme south Thursday LOCAL STATISTICS weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday Minimum in Niffht S a m Wednesday 67 house Farm Leader Speaks Chester H Gray vice president of the American Farni Bureau federa tion declared his organization is op posed to any measure containing provisions which might affect ad versely the tariff protection now enjoyed by American farm products He asserted other farm organiza tions also are virtually unanimous on this point and particularly op oose any downward revision in tar iffs on foreign fats and oils which enter into competition with Ameri can butter cottonseed oil and ani mal fat The National Grange Gray said is opposed to the entire bill and does not favor giving the presi dent such broad powers 2nd Bankruptcy Bill Senate leaders planned a bit of juggling with the legislative calen dar today after first getting out of the way the corporate bankruptcy bill designed to ease the reorgan ization of ailing concerns Quick enactment of the second bankruptcy bill in two days was freely predicted despite the edged debate that preceded passage yes terday of the measure aimed at aid ing insolvent cities in regaining their financial feet After that the Fletcher stock market control bill the Norris con stitutional amendment to abolish the electoral college the Copeland pure food drug and cosmetic bill and the administration proposal for regulation of communication will Inrn to rajt I column J trend in remaining boxes from yes terdays primary switches forme Senator J Thomas Heflin biddinj for a political comeback and Con gressman Miles B Allgood will con test in the fifth congressional dis trit two years tbat N Gamble nis business associate who with him built to huge pro lortions a business founded by their At Church Meeting Cslonel Procter was attending a meeting of the council of the Pro estant Episcopal church in New York City when he fell ill Educated at Princeton be plungJ ed into the family industry almost at once and started a series of in novations which startling at the time have become almost common place He was generally credited with establishing the Saturday half holiday for workers inaugurating employe representation In manage ment and creation of an employe profit sharing plan later amplified by guaranteed year round employ ment for his plant workers Philanthropies Large Though his philanthropies were never widely heralded it was known he contributed heavily toward needs of Princeton university and gave 52500000 to the childrens hospital here He was chairman of the national committee organized in 1928 by Herbert Hoover then secretary of commerce to bring about greater efficiency and economy in commun ity chest and social service work TRIO IDENTIFIED BY WODEN PAIR probe Continues in Careers of Torture Bandits at Emmetsburg EMMETSBURG May Z Mr and Mrs Oscar J Eiseman of Wo den came to Emmetsburg thif morning and positively identifiec Estel Anders 4D Decatur OI Thorsland 37 Bode and Joe Thil ges 47 Whittemore as the who held m up and robbed them of two years ago at the farm The three men being held i WILLIAM C FKOCTEK Flyers to Take Off From New York on Rome POLICE REDS IN PITCHED BATTLE Four Policemen Wounded in Paris Climax to May Day Disorder PARIS May 2 fought a pitched battle with com munists in a tough quarter of Paris early today as a climax to red May day in France Four policemen were wounded as the communists entrenched behind flaming barricades in a blind alley and windows of a municipally owned apartment poured a stream of pistol fire into the ranks of po lice and mounted guards Only after a lour hour siege were by their pre fect Roger Langeron in able to storm the communists cita del and drive them to cover By a m calm had been re stored but special squads carrying bulletproof shields and gas pistols swept into the apartment house fortress routing the defenders and hustling the captives off to jails The rioting flared at midnight a surprisingly quiet day the nation of communists shouting defiance en trenched themselves in the alley NEW YORK May 2 Sabelli announced today an inten tion to take off tomorrow at 9 a m on a nonstop New YorktoRome flight with Capt George R Pond The flight has been postponed from time to time since last August Sabelli said Dr Kimball of the weather bureau had advised him weather conditions over the Atlan tic were very good He said lie was maintaining constant communica tion with Dr Kimball The two men plan to take off from Floyd Bennett field in a Bel lanca monoplane the Leonardo da Vinci BREMER GALLED BY GRAND JURY Evelyn Frechette Pleads Not Guilty to Harboring of John Dillinger ST PAUL May 2 G Bremer St Paul banker ha been subpoenaed to appear befori the federal grand jury which wil begin consideration tomorrow o cases involving four Chicago mer charged with complicity in kidnap ing Bremer for 5200000 ransom The four now under arrest ar John J McLaughlin former Illinoi state senator his 17 year old son John J McLaughlin Jr and Wil i liam E Vidler and Phil Delaney former convicts All are charged with conspiracy to obtain part of the 5200000 ransom paid for Bre mers release last February after held captive for 22 days Prepare Witness List A list of the witnesses had been prepared but authorities declined to reveal the names of those it in cluded It was believed however that the witnesses presumably will be from St Paul and some from Chicago Evelyn Frechette sweetheart of John Dillinger pleaded not guilty to federal charges of harboring the fugitive Indiana desperado at her arraignment in federal court in St Paul today George F Sullivan United States district attorney immediately ask ed that bail be fixed at Asks Low Bail 20 Killed as Tornado Hits T own in Indie the Eisemans before No charges have been filed ye by County Attorney Arthur Smit against the three who yesterda confessed to five crimes cliaracte ized by the brutality with which 0 men terrorized their victims in giving up their money Chargi may not be filed for some time a an investigation into the crimes carried on It may b2 tnar the three will no plead guilty after the long list charges placed before then Sheriffs and county attorneys several North Iowa counties coi tinned to confer in investigating various angles of the crimes and also to determine what plan of prosecution will be carried out Various new angles of the crimes were brought out as officers con tinued to question the trio The three blamed their careers of brutal crimes to loss of savings in closed banks and alcohol AH three have families and said they were tired of dodging the law Their records of crime cover a period of four years WANTS GROUP TO CONDEMN REDS New Yorker Has Resolution for Farm Holiday Meet at Des Moines DES MOINES May 2 National Farmers Holiday associa tion which convenes here tomorrow will be asked to condemn commun istic and other collectivist organ izations Leon Vanderlyn of New York City announced here today Vanderlyn is secretary of the holidays division of northeastern states Communistic fascist and nazi groups are organizing in eastern i states Vanderlyn asserted today They have become a real menace j Turn for Support j The holiday association is the only group to which we can turn Two Reports Win Case Differ Widely Republicans Declare Truth Suppressed at Hearing WASHINGTON May 2 ridcly divergent democratic and re ubHcan views were submitted to 10 house today to wind up its in estigation of Dr William A Wirts negations that administration brain trtisters were seeking to verthrow the existing social order The majority report signed by he three democrats on the special ouse committee concluded there vas no foundation for the Gary nd schoolmasterss assertions The two republican committee nembers in separate opinions held hat a thorough investigation had not been made No Action Required It is not necessary for the house 0 act on any of the reports Chairman Bulwinkle of North Carolina and Representatives Ar nold of Illinois and OConnor New York concurred in the majority view which was summarized in this fashion The committee is of the opinion and reports to the house that the testimony given at the hearing and all facts and circumstances connect ed therewith clearly shows that the statements made up Dr William A Wirt were not true and that the five persons to the employ oi the United States government and the BRIGHTER SIGNS FOR BUSINESS IN U S REPORTED Too Many Plans for Industry Charged at Chamber Meet WASHINGTON May 2 V Strong criticism of the administra tion was mingled with praise today before the twentysecond annual convention of the chamber of com present at the dinner in Virginia on Sept 1 1933 did not make any such statements as were alleged to have been made by them to Dr Wirt Mo Evidence Shown From all of the evidence present ed to the committee there was none whatever showing that there was any person or group in the govern ment service planning to overthrow the existing social order or plan ning or doing any of the things mentioned in Dr Wirts statement The committee is of the opinion that no further action be taken in the matter and therefore reports without recommendation Representative Lehlbach R N J termed the investigation an utter ly futile proceeding and said the committee booted away its oppor tunity It should have determined the real purposes of the brain trust he contended Truth Suppressed Representative McGugin R Knns contended the majority com mittee members were interested only in suppressing the truth with no reasonable desire or effort to obtain the truth Of the Virginia dinner party where Doctor Wirt said he heard the revolution talk by six other persons McGugin reported We do not believe that there a five hour conversation among sev en people in which one person Dr Wirt did all the talking with the exception of one of the remaining six uttering one sentence We believe that the remaining six in testifying that nothing more was said than one sentence by one of them forces the logical conclu sion that they must have said that Turn to Pane 4 Olunin inerce of the United States Henry I Harriman president opening the first general session reported the new deals first year had seen brightening economic Hor izons everywhere Immediately following A W Robertson chairman of the West inghouse Electric Manufacturing company made this statement Isnt More Thins The treatment ailing business is receiving reminds one of the patient who was purged and when I say purged I mean purged bled white with leeches at both wrists and tem ples fed a powder of dried brains and yet said the old account he died Robertson in his attack asserted a planned economy was undoubted y necessary but added that ive need better plans not more plans Harriman asserted actual uncm ijoyment had been reduced to lour millions He praised the abolition of child labor and then laid down the rule that Criticism Desirable Frank constructive and helpful criticism is desirable from every ther in nafiohin suicide or incom plete revolution While generally optimistic and temperate Harriman mixed in somf criticism of his own He contended the securities act must be changed asserting it in terferes with tile flow of capital in to the heavy goods industries in which most of the nations imem ploynient is contained Keason For Optimism Harriman found reason for con servative optimism concerning do mestic business conditions He said the index of business ac tivity had risen from 617 in Febru ary 33 to 785 in March of the pres ent year and that the whole price level index in the same period had risen from 598 to 737 A competitive price war using un reasonable claims and igtiorin facts was described to the depart ment of manufacture of the national chamber of commerce as destroying public confidence in advertising as a selling medium The statement was made by Rob ert H Montgomery of Lybrand ROES and Montgomery New Torn at cwie of the round table discussions of the chambers annual meeting Appeals Based on Price Asserting many manufacturers and retail merchants had based sales appeals almost exclusively on price in recent years Montgomery sVci The competitive price battle been waged with such unreasonable claims and with such a disregard for the facts that th public is losing confidence in adver tising as a selling medium and in resources which they once tnistei implicitly Instead of glorifying cheap tml inferior products Montgomery producers and distributors should Turn in Ynxc 4 Column l JerornT Hoffmann defense j for support in combating these CALCUTTA India May 2 Twenty persons were killed today when a tornado struck the town of Sylhet in the province of Assam Hundreds were injured Many were reported missing The town which has a population of 14000 is the capital of the dis trict of the same name in the northeastern part of India Early Committee Action WASHINGTON May 2 Representative Wearin D la said he had received assurances of early committee action on the Cap perHopeWearin bill to regulate the feeding and buying activities of packers A counsel said he would ask that the bail figure not exceed SKXOOO and said he planned to move for imme diate trial The Frechette woman was arrest ed in Chicago and brought here to face charges of harboring Dillinger after his escape from a St Paul apartment March 31 The woman was alleged to have lived in the apartment before he shot his way out of a police trap with one of his henchmen Prisoner Killed in Break for Freedom TUCKER PRISON FARM Ark May 2 Tarback western Arkansas desperado under a life sentence for ahank robbery murder was slain in a break for freedom here today groups The present capitalistic system and the fascism which would pre serve and magnify its worst feat ures Vanderlyn said have de stroyed individual liberty as well as the economic freedom upon which personal berty must ultimately rest and have made a mockery of the declaration of independence Coiighlin to Speak Meanwhile plans were being com pleted today for the reception of the Rev Charles B Cougnlin of Royal Oak Mich who will speak i tomorrow afternoon Milo Reno national president will speak at the morning session Gov William Langer of North Dakota Lieut Gov X G Kraschel of Iowa and Wallace M Short of Sioux City republican candidate for the gubernatorial nomination will ad dress the afternoon sessions NEW PARLEY ON SILVER PLANNED Senate Bloc Arranges for Roosevelt Conference on Saturday WASHINGTON May 2 senate silver bloc today arranged another conference with President Roosevelt for Saturday afternoon at which an attempt will be made to reach an agreement on flexible silver legislation at this session Leaders of the silver group ex pressed confidence something would be worked out Senator Pittman D saic the second conference would be for the purpose of ascertaining if the Dies bill as amended by the senate agriculture committee can be so reformed as to make more flexible the congressional mandate so as to permit the president to utilize the ace without embarrasing him in any reasonable changes that might be made in the 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