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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 8, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                E R IS MEM t rT Or I 0 rt 4 c R 11 j r i North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home ME ITION TUB NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE 8EKVIUB MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 8 1934 TU1S 1APKK CONSISTS OK TWO SEUT10N8 SECTION ONE NO 181 Solons Help Out Friends Laudatory Speeches Put in Record as Elections Near LIGHT RAIN COVERS NORTH IOWA By HERBERT FLTJMJIER May 8 With the present session of con gress drawing near its close and election time at hand the practice known on capitol hill as being a friend is going at full blast Helping a friend is the act of one mem ber of congress arising on the floor and talking for the congres sional record in praise of the hard working conscientious and statesmanlike colleague who per haps is having a little tough sled ding back home in trying to return for another term There are lots of them in such a fix this year especially in the house Primary campaigns have been underway since early spring and will continue through the summer months into the fall in some states Every little bit helps particularly contributions of praise from a col league who has had opportunity to see you in action on the firing line in Washington With Applause Heres a typical illustration of how its worked recently put in the record by a southern member of the house Dear Tom When you go home I want you to tell those exservice men for me they will make a serious mistake if they turn against you after all you have done for them This was signed by the chairman of the house committee on World war veterans legislation And another taken from the ipeectt pi the Insult Unable to Furnish Bond Goes to Jail CROWDSGAPEAT SON GREETS SAMUEL INSULL ABOARD STEAMER HIM AT STATION BAiiisyooooo Prisoner Collapses Upon Hearing Charges Read by Marshal CHICAGO May 8 Samuel Insull was taken from the federal building and started on his way to a cell at the Cook county jail at p m today unable to furnish 5200000 bond Insull rode in a taxicab He was in fair spirits smoking a cigar and talking to interviewers I have nothing whatever to say said the elder Insull My son will make all the statements Insull Jr said I dont know whether there will be any legal moves or not Insull had a light lunch in the pri vate office of U S Marshall H C W Laubenheimer It consisted of a tarn sandwich and a cup of coffee Son With Instill With insull on the trip to jail were his son Marshal Lauben heimer and his deputy Stephen Ku sack A car of deputy U S mar shals followed him Insull Jr saw his father to the jail bought him a magazine and then returned to consult attorneys After a federal judge had set the elder Insulls bond with eyes brim mine with tears steps lagging lie Before Samuel Insull left had landed in the United States to be rushed to Chicago to face trial on was greeted aboard the steamer Exllona outside of New York harbor by his son Sam uel Insull Jr The reunion apparently was a happy one Associated Press my svs certain those of cveryi state in the desire to thank the citizens of the district of Texas for sending here and keeping him here all these years And to make it all the more im pressive the word applause is bracketed at the conclusion of such tributes Helping a Friend The member so praised is free to have such personal tributes printed in any quantities he desires and to his constituents If he doesnt care to go to that trouble or expense there it is in the record where all may see or where it can be read with pardonable pride when the time for taking the stump rolls around Just the other day when every body in the house was anxious to get to consideration of the impor tant stock market control bill a democrat felt the urge to help a friend Snell the republican leader gallantly acquiesced I want it understood however he said that I know it is a purely political speech and if someone on this side should want to make one a little later I hope there will be no objection from the democratic side of the house FIRST VIOLENCE Postpone Harrison Delinquent Tax Sale LOGAN May 8 Harri son county delinquent tax sale has been postponed 60 days by County Treasurer J C Harnitt The actlor was taken to enable many farmers to pay taxes after they receive cornhog benefit payments the I treasurer said up a prisoner InK citjrWhere he had risenjtogreatriess the financial and utilities po tentates of the land Thirteen thousand miles of har ried wandering across Europe the Mediterranean and the Atlantic had brought him at last to the bar of justice Crowds at Station Crowds gaped at him in the sta tion He faced them impassively At the United States marshals office he heard the charges read Use of the mails fraudulently and viola tion of the bankruptcy act He col lapsed his heart overtaxed by the nhysical and emotional strain He was fingerprinted then led be fore a ujdge U S District Attorney Dwight H Green demanded 5200000 bond The government he related had spent a vast sum chasing this el derly gentleman around the hem isphere and wanted assurance he would be on hand for trial This means he will be compelled to go to jail protested Floyd E Thompson former chief justice of the Illinois supreme court defender of Insull Assure His Presence Judge Barnes listened briefly to the arguments of Green and the de fender The only question before the court the jurist said is the amount of bail which would reason ably assure the presence of this de fandant at his trial The question as to how much money or property a man has has nothing to do with the amount of Torn In rage 3 Colnmn 1 Pickets at Plant in Cedar Rapids Dump 3 Men Out of Auto F R Gives PLAN LOAN OF FORECAST Partly clouCy Tuesday night and Wednesday warmer in cen tral and east portions MINNESOTA Unsettled Tuesday night and Wednesday possibly local showers in north portion warmer in northeast portion cooler Wednesday in extreme west LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 91 Minimum in Night 56 At 8 A M Tuesday 64 Rainfall Not in recent years has a more welcome rain fallen than that of the early hours Tuesday morning It came in a series of showers to the accompaniment of much lightning and thunder While the total is in adequate for the needs the drought which has continued since the first week of April is definitely broken TWO LOSE LIVES IN PLANE CRASH Youths Die as Cabin Plane Plunges 300 Feet at Grand Junction GRAND JUNCTION May S P Two Grand Junction youths lost their lives last night when a cabin plane piloted by one of them 5lunged 300 feet to earth while at empting to land at an airport a mile and a half north of here The youths were O J Dutton 25 and William Rice 18 Dutton was the son of 0 W Dutton president of the Grand Junction bank and Rice a junior at Grand Junction high school was the son of George Rice feed store proprietor here Young Dutton worked in the bank Dutton who according to friends held a student pilots license and had more than 50 hours flying ex perience was attempting to land his ship when it sideslipped and crashed in an oat field Both youths were alive when pulled from the wreckage of the plane but died enroute to a hospital at Boone The bodies were returned to a funeral home here CEDAR RAPIDS May S j The first act of violence in prevent1 ing employes of the T M Sinclair plant from returning to work against a strike order issued Sunday night by the Butcher Work mens union occurred this forenoon when about 100 strikers and sym pathizers dumped three out ot an automobile driven by Charles D Wall a foreman in the plant Wall was attempting to drive through the crowd surrounding tne main gate of the plant The strikers upended the automobile and sent the wouldbe workers on their way before police could reach the scene Allowed to Proceed Wall was allowed by the crowd to proceed to the plant but police filed a charge of reckless driving against him because he did not wait for a police escort Tlie automobile fracas occurred soon after officials of Wilson and company with which the local plant is affiliated issued a statement calling on the men to return to work with the ultimatum that if they did not and it is necessary to shut down the plant it will not be reopened Against Closed Shop The statement declared the com panys stand against a closed shop one of the things for which the strikers are asking Practically the entire police force I and the force of Sheriff Joseph Petrus were massed about the plant last night after strikers and their friends had derailed several stock cars which were being backed into the yards to transfer stock received here to other plants of the com pany All police on offduty shifts were called into senice Silver Bloc Nationalization Part of 2 Way Program for Metal WASHINGTON May 8 President Roosevelt outlined to sen ate silver advocates today a tvvo way program involving nationauiza tion of silver and a 25 per cent sil ver basis for the monetary system There was reason to believe that an understanding on this two point program for rehabilitation of silver at the discretion of the president was Hearing completing for legisla tive action The following white house state ment was issued after the confer ence with the senate group Discuss Two Points At a conference between a num ber of senators thesecretary of the treasury and the president there was further discussion of two points relating to the further use of silver as a metallic reserve for the United States More specifically the possibility of nationalizing silver in the same manner in which gold has ealready been nationalized through the pur chase of existing free stocks at a limited price was explored Explore Objective The meeting also explored the ultimate objective or national policy of having 25 per cent of the mone tary value of the metallic reserves of the country in the form of sil ver Leaving the white house smiling the senate silverites generally con ceded that if this program is work ed out it would be satisfactory U S Canada and Australia Illinois Wants Five States to Join in Dillinger Reward SPRINGFIELD 111 May 8 Illinois wants the five states in which John Dillinger has centered his banditry to unite in offering a 55000 reward for the desperados capture Governor Horner an nounced that Illinois is ready to post 51000 if the sum will be matched by Ohio Indiana Wiscon sin and Minnesota Seek to Stamp Out Illegal Liquor Sale CHICAGO May 8 The newly elected executive committee of the regional code authority for the wholesale liquor industry agreed to demand the cancelation of federal permits for dealers handling boot leg liquor in an effort to stamp out the illegal traffic in Illinois and Iowa FIND HIOEOUT OF GIRL KIDNAPERS Police Claim Arizona Chile Two Days Ago Was in Mexican House CANANEA Sonora Mex Ma S house in which kid naped June Robles may have been held as recently as two days ago has been found two patrolmen dis closed today The statement came as a man hunt sucb as this ancient mining settlement has not seen since Mexi cos dread rurales swept down in pursuit of early day brigands spread through Cananea and th surrounding territory The policemen Corporals Georg Ash and Tom Newell of the Ari zona highway patrol did not dis close the exact location of Ui house but they said they were con vinced the 6 year old heiress to th fortune of Bernabe Robles Tucso cattle baron was now in the hand of two men Make Offer on Wheat to Argentina LONDON May United States Canada and Austrialia are willing to loan 20000000 bushels of their allotted wheat export quo tas this year to Argentina the As sociated Press learned today pro vided a drastic reform is made in Argentinas export sales policy Argentina would pay back the loan by sacrificing the big in crease she has been privately prom ised in next years quotas Secret Parley Held These conditions were set forth at a parley held secretly this afternoon by representatives of the big four wheat exporting Unit d States Canada Australia and gentina The only announced meeting ir onnectiou with the world wheat onference today was a session oJ je committee of which Andrew airns of Canada is chairman This ody is eucharged with drawing up list of the price minimums of all orld wheat for consideration at the till conference which resumes to morrow Firmly Opposed to Demands Regarding the private negotia ions of the big four it was learred hat the United States Canada and Australia are firmly opposed to meeting Argentinas demands for a 0000000 bushel increase under any onditions They would like Argentina to ac cept a minimum price scheme as a condition for granting her increase out recognizing that the reputation of the wheat pact is at stake they vould be satisfied if Argentina o assurance that she would pur sue a more restrained policy hereaf er on the world wheat market The extremely low current prices and the heavy movement of Argen tine wheat has alarmed other big exporters particularly Australia Tom Yoseloff Gets Scholarship Honor IOWA CITY May 8 Yoseloff of Mason City Cholm Houghton of Marshalltown and Eve lyn Benda of Iowa City senior Uni versity of Iowa journalism students received scholarship keys presented annually by the local chapter of Sig ma Delta Chi national journalism society 14 Calhoun County Farmers Get Checks ROCKWELL CITY May 8 Charles Grove treasurer of the Cal houn county cornhog allotment committee today distributed checks totaling S292630 to 14 farmers who signed early payment cornhog re duction contracts FIRE VIRTUALLY DESTROYS THOR BUSINESS AREA 17 Buildings Razed by Blaze With Damage Set at THOR May business district was virtually wiped out in a fire that destroyed 17 buildings early this morning The blaze which was of unknown origin left only three buildings in the business dis trict standing Estimates of the loss were placed around The blaze originat ed in the fire station or at the cream station Driver Spreads Alurm At about oclock this morning the bread truck driver from Fort Dodge honked his horn to sound the alarm When Clara Gonder chief operator of the telephone exchange heard the horn she went into the street Flames were already pouring to the middle of the street from the cream station and the fire station The flames leaped across Main street and continued to sweep mong In about an hour the worst of the destruction had been done Some furniture was saved from the buildings When firemen from nearby towns who had come to help fight the blaze attempted to slop the progress of the flames fhey would find it leaping ahead of them Other FiremCii Help and Eagle Grove answered the alarm One man was injured when he fell through a roof Businesses destroyed by the flames included Julius Knutsun furniture store Mokelbrut meat market The postofliee Andrew BerjrlanU cafe Jake Wintcrton shoe shop Wholend Hardware store Thor Auto garage Two cream stations Firo station Tom Langland pool hall Lou Bolmand Beer garden Henry 1 Hansens variety stoic Telephone office Stcen barber shop Nelsons cafe Wliolends implement shop The only buildings left stanJing were the bank a grocery store and an implement store Nine families living over the bus iness places destroyed in the fire were made homeless Christian Knutson was injured when he fell through a roof while fighting a fire He suffered a se verely injured elbow and burned face Tlior is located in Humboldt county Despite the fact that the tele phone office was destroyed the town was without long distance and emergency service onlya few hours Equipment was set up on a tele phone pole and a hookup made with lines on the edge of the town which were left standing PRIVATElllES FLY MAIL AGAIN Commercial Airlines Take Over Old Job Over 4 Routes By ASSOCIATED 1UESS Flying of the airmail was resum ed Tuesday by commercial planes Over four routes private airlines relieved the army of the mail car rying and postal officials said at Washington that other routes would be surrendered to commer cial ships within the next few days under the contracts awarded last week A United Air Line plane eft Newark at a m Eastern Standard time for Oakland Cal with the first bags of airmail touch ed by a private line since Postmas ter General Farleys order cancell ing contracts became effective Feb 1 The plane carried 1200 pounds of mail and six passengers Pilot Rob ert Dawson was at the controls At Cleveland he was relieved by Pilot R E Coulter Other routes over which the air mail moved once more in commer cial ships were between Seattle and San Diego Salt Lake City and Se attle and Salt Lake City and San Mellon Jury Refuses to Indict Him Ignores Complaint by Government of Tax Evasion I PITTSBURGH May S I grand jury composed of brawny laborers anil white collar workers today disposed of the governments lax evasion charge against the Rich Andrew W Mel ion by refusing to indict the for mer secretary of the treasury They ignored the governments complaint find ing it was not a true bill and then calmly went back to work in a stuffy little room to consider other business of a rou it tine grand jury Mellon The specific charges of which Mellon in effect now is cleared were disclosed coincidently for the irst time He was accused of evad ing payment of 571614427 in in come taxes for 1931 Stock Sale Losses The while haired banker who served in the cabinets of three pres idents claimed he incurred losses in 1931 on the sale of slock of the Pittsburgh Coal company and on a sale of stock of the Western Public Serv4cesebmpany A capital loss of 5567218995 and an ordinary loss of were claimed in the coal company transaction and a capital loss of and an ordinary loss of 49500 in the service company stock sale Capital losses are taken on stock held more than two years and ord RENEWS HOPES DROUGHT END IN SIGHT AT LAST Mason City Has 48 of Inch Forest City Leads State With 52 inary losses on stock held less than two years Jury Files Shortly after 10 a m the grand jury of 21 members filed into the courtroom Yesterday they had scanned evidence in the case and heard witnesses for five hours Federal Judge R M Gibson took his seat Gentlemen have you any docu ments he asked The foreman William Eceson a meek little bank clerk of about 45 years of age indicated with an af firmative nod holding up a port folio A court attendant took the papers and handed them to the judge He glanced at the document ard asked Turn io CiiKC 1 Oliinin 1 URGES CREATION OF COMMISSION ICC Proposes New Federal Group in Regulation of Communications WASHINGTON May S Crealion of a federal communica tions commission to regulate tele phone telegraph radio wireless and cable systems was advocated today by the interstate commerce commission Meanwhile Hugh S Johnson NRA administrator said that while he may have to impose a code on the communication industry I cont want to impose any code if I can get out of it The NRA yesterday made public a code drafted for the unwilling telegraph industry Johnson said the cede would be given a hearing and would j0 through the regular administrative procedure Id rather have an agreement than to impose a code ho told re porters There is a good deal of talk about imposing a communica tions code I may have to but I have never failed to negotiate an agreement yet and I dont oxpcut to The position of the interstate i commerce commission was given by Frank McManamy a commissioner in testifying to the house interstate commerce committee on the nay burn bill He said The interstate commerce com mission believes it to be sound public policy and in the interest of effective and economical regulation to consolidate under a single regu latory commission such closely rc lated activities Sunbaked fields in North Iowa felt the cool splash of rain early Tuesday morning renewing hopes of relief from more than a month of drought Mason City and the immediate vi cinity received a total of 48 of an inch of rain in intermittent showers from 2 to G p m while in other sections of North Iowa the rainfall was mostly considerably less Precipitation totaling 52 of an inch was reported at Forest City It rain ed at Charles City until 7 oclock in the morning with only a total of ID of an inch Waterloo reported 15 of an inch Light showers started at Clinton later Tuesday morning while light showers were reported at Esther ville Cedar Rapids and Duouque First Meiisuralili liain The first mcasureabie rain since the first week in April brought with it relief from the heat of the past several days and brought hope to the farmers of better crop condi tions The rain soaked down several inches in most of the Mason City territory and is credited by farmers with saving the oats from deteriora tion which would have started al most immediately if the droughl and heat had continued While crops in general are look ing well it was only a matter of a few days beforsdamage would have been done if rain had not material ized it was stated Kaln in 3 States The drought was partially broken in parts of three states Steady rainfall totaling up to 60 of an inch fell in southwestern Minnesota The rain also broke un seasonably high temperatures The first rain since Easier fell at Galena 111 Tuesday breaking the longest spring drought ever re corded there Showers were predict ed for other parts of the state northern Indiana Ohio and Mich igan by tomorrow At StPaul it was cloudy and more rain was in sight Showers fell at Duliith and scat tered parts of North Dakota Sioux Falls S Dak however reported high temperatures over the state Cool Wind Springs Up A cool wind sprang up overnight in Iowa Skies early Tuesday were overcast The sun reappeared how ever and the weatherman predict ed warmer weather for the central and eastern sections of the state Wednesday Highest temperatures in Iowa during the last 24 hours were re ported at Atlantic Council Bluffs and Iowa Falls where the thermom eter climbed to 94 degrees The lowest reading for the period was 04 degrees at Charles City Forest City and Waterloo where showers fell Unofficial Top Lincoln Nebr had an urofficial top of 96 Monday In Missouri Kansas City chalked up a 02 while St Louis reported a maximum of 86 On the heels of the drought came reports of water shortages in sev eral city reservoirs lack of feed Turn to Inge 2 Column Map of North America Here is the map you have been waiting for Here the entire North American continent from the north ernmost tip of Greenland to the southernmost point on the Isthmus of Panama is gathered on one map Cor exclusive distribution through our Washington Information bu reau It is 21 by 28 inches in size in five colors and with time zones showing what time it is in other places when it is noon at Washing ton Ten cents the copy mailed Use coupon Mason City GIobcGazetto Information Bureau Frederic J Ilaskin director 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