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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                11 S MEM North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHHOKS HOME EDITION1 VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 11 1934 TI11S IAlEli CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 184 Wagner Bill Has Chance Stiff Opposition to Labor Act Still Exists By HERBERT PLUMMER May 11 though stiff op position still ex ists those on the inside be lieve the way has beengreased for passage of the Wagner labor bill this session Denounced by its enemies as the most un fair and un American bill ever submitted to congress and praised by its ad vocates as a move giving la bor the protection to which it is en titled by law both sides are mar shaling their forces for a fight to the finish in the closing days of the present session Events of the past few days have strengthened greatly the hopes of Senator Wagner of New York au r of the bill and his associates Principal among these events is the cent conference Wagner and Secretary Perkins of the labor de partment had with Mr Roosevelt at the white house in which the bill was gone over in detail and revised Wagner Beams Congressional leaders of both houses have been frank in their prediclns that without the presi dents approval there would be little hope of passage As a result it is believed the measure in itapresent form has the presidential blessing No one has said so definitely but Wagners beaming countenance upon emerg ing from the conference and his declaration that he would reintro duce his bill immediately in a form slightly different from the original caused observers to think controversyover the bill has centered principally around the pro vision which would outlaw perma nently company dominated labor unions Critics of the bill have referred constantly to the presidents state ment announcing settlement of the automobile controversy in which he said The government makes it clear that it favors no particular union or particular form of employe or or repesentation Limiting Influence Wagner has countered With the that the purpose of his measure is to see that labor shall union it chooses that a particular union shall not be im posed upon the worker by the em ployer However he heretofore has ex pressed his willingness to change his nearre to enable companies to initiate company unions but he is not ling that the companys in fluence shall extend any further Wagners statement after the con ference Mr Roosevelt that this provision would remain in the bill would seem to indicate that he and president have come to see the proposition in like manner Continue Drive for Safety on Highways DES MOINES May 11 statewide drive for highway safety being carried on this week in an effort to reduce automobile acci dents will be continued for another week Mrs Alex Miller secretary of state announced KIDNAPERS ASK RANSOM B P W Convention Opens Here 200 Expected SUN SEEN AGAIN IN NORTH IOWA AS SKIES CLEAR Black Blizzard Gone but No Sign of Rain Is Indicated North lowans could looto at the sun Friday as the heavy dust cloud which obscured it most of Wednes day and Thursday was swept away leaving skies clear and bright There wasnt a sign of a cloud to give hope of much needed rain Most of Iowa had emerged from the dust and housewives began to clean house again A heavy cloud of dust still ling ered in the air at Keokuk however riding on the tail end of the storm which swept across the state in the last 36 hours the weather bureau reported No Signs of Rain The weatherman could see no signs of rain and predicted slightly warmer temperatures No rain fell in the state during the last 24 hours but the prospects were for local showers in the extreme west ern portions of the state Saturday Meanwhile the water shortage continued serious in some cities in the state Pastures were pronounced worthless prospects for tame hay were estimated 60 per cent and the daner of grazing livestock on what grass is left increased due to the thick Apprehension over middle Amer icas crop prospects grew hourly Black Blizzards Parched prairies and plains long baked by a hot sun and swept by swirling choking black blizzards of dust swelled the alarm of agra rian and city dweller alike The only note of hope was the forecast of local showers Friday night in Nebraska and North and South Dakota and in western Iowa Saturday Elsewhere no relief was in sight Light showers have fallen in the Chicago first in 28 days in Kansas Oklahoma Arkan sas and Texas but they were re garded as of little value The Chi cago board of trade took cognizance of the situation and the prices of all future deliveries of wheat sky rocketed Whipped by Winds Whipped by strong winds the dust clouds from the vast plains of western Canada swept across the border with undying intensity Thursday befogging the entire area from Montana on the west Texas on the south and the Ohio valley on the east So thick were the floating sheets of real estate that airplane service between Chicago and St Paul were Turn lo Paice 2 Column 4 Wea FORECAST IOWA Generally fair slight ly warmer in extreme south west portions Friday night Saturday partly cloudy to cloudy somewhat warmer pos sible local showers In extreme west portions MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy Friday night and Saturday possibly local show ers in west portion Saturday rising temperature except Fri day night along Lake Superior and in extreme southeast LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 84 Minimum in Night 49 At 8 A M Friday 53 Thursday like the previous day bas to be listed as clear even Ihough the sun was scarcely dis cernible at any time Dust rather than clouds obscured it and dust isnt listable as cloudiness in the meteorologists lexicon Friday dawned clear and bright with the ai cleared of its burden of dust ac cumulated in two miserably windy flays WALKOUT ENDED AT CEDAR RAPIDS Strikers Accept Settlement and Return to Work at Packing Plant MRS SANKEY IS ARRAIGNED airs Fern Sankcy center and her sister Mrs Alvlna Kohler arc shown with their attorney Ben Laska after a federal court session at Pierre S where the two women were arraigned on charges of conspiracy in the kidnaping of Charles Boettcher II of Den ver Mrs Sankey is the widow of Verne Sankey accused head of the Boettcher kidnap gang who committed suicide Associated Press Increase in Iowa Winter Wheat Forecast by Carl RAPIDS Mav 11 ithe bass of tne The strike of union meat cutters and butcher workers at the T M Sinclair packing plant here ended last night when the strikers voted tc accept an agreement reached ear lier in the evening between their representatives and company spokesmen They promised to return to work today Although the men voted earlier in the day to continue the strike and to insist on a written contract with Wilson and company operators of the local plant Carl Steffensen of Chicago regional labor board repre sentative continued negotiations with both factions Terms of the agreement included collective bargaining with any com mittee from the union by the com pany The company also agreed to recognize seniority rights and will place a 32 hour minimum work week in effect if the employes de sire it J D Cooney vice president of Wilson and company said however that the company could not grant the requested increase in common labor wage scale from 40 to 50 cents an hour until a wage boost ig made in other plants of the company or in the pocking industry as a whole Hay and Pastures in Bad Condition Due to Drought DEJS MOINES May 11 increase in 1934 of bush els of winterwheat forecast in the May 1 crop report issued today by Leslie M Carl fed eral agricultural statistician The estimate for this year based on crop reports from all over the state is 4932000 bushels compared with a 3587000 bushel production for 1933 This predicted increase in wheat production for Iowa is attributed to shifts from heavy producing areas to light areas 5 Per Cent Loss Winter loss of wheat acreage was estimated at 5 per cent leav ing an expected acreage of 274000 to be harvested this season The crop report said the condi tion of winter wheat on May 1 was estimated at 81 per cent as com pared with 75 percent a year ago and 84 per cent for the average May 1 condition for the previous 10 years The report said tame hay and pastures are in a most unfavor able position due to the spring drought Jln many sections of the state pastures are worthless with little expectation of recovery with out a most favorable supply of rain at frequent intervals Pasturage Estimate Low Pasture condition was estimated at 65 per cent the lowest May 1 condition on the crop estimates record for 30 years The 10 year average condition is 81 per cent Even the alfalfa crop on the best land has shown the effects of lack of moisture and in some places al falfa shows the bloom on plants but a few inches high the report said Rye condition on May 1 was es timated at 82 per cent as compared with 82 per cent last year and the 10year average of 89 per cent On 1 condition the forecast of total rye production was placed at 870000 bushels as compared with 490000 in 1933 KING I6N SAUD MESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR READ TO STATE GROUP National Chairman on Membership Speaks at Session Miss Marion McClench of Ann Arbor Mich past president of the National Federation of Business and Professional Womens clubs and national membership chairman had charge of the Friday afternoon conferences of the convention of the Iowa Federation of B P W clubs in session at the Hotel Hanford Mrs Julia Shipley Potts presi dent of the hostess club presided at the fifteenth birthday anniversary uncheon Friday noon at the Han ord Mrs Rob Roy Cerney in CzechoSlovakian costume gave an account of the manners and cus toms of that country and told IzechoSlovakian legends Mrs F M Humphey in gypsy costume sang Gypsy Song accompanied by Mrs Leon Woodward harpist Miss Ellen Smith presented the high school sextet which sang The lolden Key Mrs Maud Wepler was chairman of arrangements for the luncheon Conference Sessions Conferences on club organization were divided into sessions on pro gram led by Dr Ethel Griffin of Edith Spurs 3 Separate Armies in Drive on Capital of Yemen Copyright 1934 by the Associated 1ress LONDON May 11 Ibn Saud climaxing his crushing drive to subjugate all Yemen spurred three separate armies today in a combined movement upon Sana Ye mens walled and ancient capital The powerful rulers largest army under Crown Prince Emir Saud bad opened an offensive against Sada key city northwest of Sana and the gateway to the picturesque capital Division Advancing The second division was advanc ing from Hodeidah Yemens im portant Red sea port already smashed by Ibn Bauds Saudi Ara bian forces and now policed by them while British French and Italian warships lie watchfully in the har bor f The third army now east of Sana was ordered to advance immediately upon the city of about 25000 population and surrounded by a brick wall five and onehalf miles in circumference Only Short Time Saudian sources in London re vealed Ibn Bauds new campaign plans to the Associated Press to day asserting that once Sada falls it will be only a short time until our armies enter and control Sana The Saudians blaming the Iman of Yemen for the Arabian war interests asserting the main idea of subjugating Yemen is to bring permanent peace to that area vowed that foreigners will be fully protected RANSOM NOTES SHOWN IN COURT Aged Couple Dies i M c c s f r j Mrs bankey and Her Stster in Apartment hre j Tried for Alleged Part in Kidnaping CHICAGO May 11 aged perished in an apartment house fire early today which drove the tenants of three flats to the street in their night clothing Mr and Mrs Peter L Anderson 64 and 65 respectively suffocated from smoke The fire which caused 000 damage originated in an empty adjoining building Pupils Do Not Want to Be Sophisticated BUTLER Pa May 11 ciding modern kids are too so phisticated for that sort of thing the board of education refused to grant school children a recess to see a circus parade There was a stormy protest from the pupils and they won They will see the next parade PIERRE S Dak May 11 Ransom notes sent by the Verne Sankey gang in the Charles Boett cher kidnaping were introduced by the government today in the federal court trirl of Mrs Fern Sankey and Mrs Alvin Kohler her sister on charges of conspiracy in the ab duction Seeking to build up its contention that the two women conspired with Sankey and others in writingand delivering the notes the prosecution presented testimony of five wit nesses including K Boettcher father of the kidnap victim Eleven typewritten notes were identified by the elder Boettcher as delivered to him and Detective L J Hadley of Denver told of finding two sheets of longhand notes in the home of Mr and Mrs Sanlwy in Denver i rum i Chrisfianson emblem Mrs Mattie Clements of Fort Madison finance Florence Woods of Ames publicity Helen Irwin of Des Moines trans HEADLINER Marlon McClcnch of Ann Arbor Mich membership chair man of the National Federa tion of Business and Profession al Women and past national president arrived Friday to at tend the sessions of the lown Federation convention at the Hotel Hauiord THE PROGRAM FRIDAY Winona Evans Reeves speaker SATURDAY mechanic breakfast 9 opens com mittee reports con ference groups Dr Lyman Bryson speaker of of ficers affairs conference groups Marion McClench speaker midnight mo vie at Cecil theater Lawyer Says Detention of Insull Illegal Hearing Set Tuesday Fellow Defendants Deny Guilt CHICAGO May 11 nsull refused today to acknowledge he jurisdiction of the United States district court and uttered no plea o the charges of violating the bank act and using the mails raudulently in selling his company itocks Brought from the county jail for his formal arraignment before Fed eral Judge Philip L Sullivan the elderly prisoner remained silent and aloof while his counsel entered a lea challenging his seizure in the larbor of Istanbul as illegal and re fusing to plead him guilty or not guilty Plend Not Gutfly His fellow defendants on the ankruptcy charge However cn ered their pleas of not guilty and Judge Sullivan without discussing the value of Insulls contention lostponed the hearing until next Tuesday Insull immediately retired to the fudges chambers and his attorney Jloyd E Thompson announced that surety companies were scheduling the bond which would make unnecessary his return to the coun ty jail For the first time since the re tiring utilities execuUvo quit Cht cago two years ago for a hop skip and jump across the Atlantic and JEuropehei came face to face in the courthouse with his old time as sociates Shakes Each Hand One by one they strode past him leaning overfor a handshake or a pat on the shoulder Insull remain ing seated as he shook each hand Notably missing was his younger brother and protege Martin Insull who forestalled trial on the federal charges by the terms of his extra dition from Canada and awaiting trial by the state has not 3et come up from his Monocco Ind retreat to visit his elder brother Immediately upon the calling of the hearing by Judge Sullivan At torney Thompson rose and offered the plea to the jurisdiction of the court preventing his client from making any acknowledgement that he is legally held The plea contended that detention of the Greek freighter Maiotis in GETTLE LAWYER HAS TELEPHONE CALL FROM MAN Informed California Oil Man Is Alive Police Called Off portation Grace Long and club growth Edna Romer of Maquoketa Mrs Jessie Bateman and Olive Howell of Centerville reported on the Iowa Business Woman official federation publication Nearly 90 delegates had registered for the convention by noon Friday and the enrollment was expected to rise to more than 200 for Saturdays session v Called to Order Mrs Goldie Worth of Centerville state president of the federation called the meeting to order at oclock Dr Madelene Donnelly led the singing of America the Beau tiful which was followed by invoca tion pronounced by the Rev W L Dibble pastor of the First Congre gational church Attorney Lester Dibble city so licitor in the absence of the mayor John J Burns read a greeting to the assemblage saying Mayor John J Burns regrets very much that he was called from the city and that he is unable to be here and address you at this time He honored me by asking me to repre sent him in extending to you the hearty and cordial greetings of Ma son City which I take great pleas ure in doing Collectively you have entered practically every walk of life You not only have undertaken the duties of your various businesses and pro fessions but you have demonstrated your ability to carry their responsi bilities In other words you are no longer merely Vail flowers but a very vital and important part of the machinery of American business and industry Citys Daughters To be host to such a gathering is indeed an honor of which any city might well be proud During the next few days you are to be num bered by adoption as our citys own daughters Our time all of it our best and most courteous attention our homes out warmest hospitality shall be yours And very earnestly Fisher Workers Walk Out Buick Plant Shut Down Closing of Plant Comes on Eve of Presentation of New Model FLINT Mich May 11 Buick Motor company plant closed here today close on the heels of a walkout of union employes in the FisherBody corporation No 1 plant which makes Buick bodies Fourteen thousand Buick em ployes and an estimated 5000 Fisher employes were idle Although H H Curtice prcsi port at Istanbul was improper his dent and general manager of the Buick company was out of the city it was learned from reliable sources that the plant would remain closed until Tuesday By that time it was expected the Fisher strike would be settled The closing of the Buick plant j comes on the eve of the prcsenta tion of a new model The rate of pay the for piecework on bodies for new model was one of the for dissatisfaction employes of the avowed causes among union Fisher plant The Fisher union workmen walked out yesterday afternoon and union leaders said fewer than 100 men returned to work this morn ing 2 Coluius SEE AGREEMENT ON SILVER BILL Senator Says Morgenthau Accepts Mandatory Declaration WASHINGTON May 11 The senate silver bloc and Secretary Morgenthau virtually agreed today on the language of a silver bill but it will be presented to President Roosevelt early next week before final terms are written Senator McCarran D Nevl one of the conferees said Morgenthau had agreed to a mandatory declara tion of policy that silver be made a primary monetary base with gold but desired to submit it first to President Roosevelt McCarran added there was very little controversy left Kevn Senator Borah R Idaho who walked out of the first confer ence Wednesday because he felt the whole thing is permissive was more cheeful as he emerged from the meeting We ought not take a too enthus iastic view he said but the dis cussion was far more satisfactory today Turn lo Iafje 2 Column 7 WORLD PARLEY ON WHEAT FAILS Breaks Down as Argentine Rejects Proposal for Minimum Price LONDON May 11 world wheat conference broke down to night when Argentina refused to ac cept the proposed minimum price scheme Shortly after the conference had adjourned late tonight until June 27 it was learned that some im porting countries including Great Britain had not given their ap proval to the plan Delegates had been hopeful how ever of anultimta success However today Argentina com municated her refusal to accept the proposition thereby wrecking the conference LOS ANGELES May 11 A ransom of hag been de manded for the release of William F Gcttle kidnaped Beverly Hills millionaire the district attorneys office announced today Ernest E Noon attorney for Mrs Gettle Informed District At torney Huron Fitts he had received a telephone call from a party who informed him they had Gettle alive ixnd wanted 575000 ransom About oclock this morn ing reported Noon I had a tele phone call from some man Describes Conversation The conversation wont some tiling like this Mr Noon 1 said yes Will you pay seventyfive grand Why yes Well make up your mind All right Now you follow the instruc ions and everything and you will be all right the man told me Then said Noon there was some reference to an automobile and the line was cut off Talked About By reference to an automobile I mean that the man began talking something about a car some place I couldnt quite get the drift it when the line was cut off We are now waiting for anotlier call from this party f Two i telephone call Noon suddenly left i his office Whether he had theran I som money with him was not re vealed Soon after Noon received the telephone call he believes came from the kidnapers he called in District Attorney Fitts and federal agents A trust officer of the bank located in the same building as his office was called in Hiirriid Conference There was a hurried conference District Attorney Fitts was the first to leave the conference The district attorney returned tu his offices here and after a confer ence with other authorities an nounced that all officers had been withdrawn from the investigation In the meantime after the con ference Noon left his office and on his returnstopped at the bank Then he came up to his office It was not discovered whether he had obtained any money at the bank Shortly after this Noon left his office again It was learned thai Noon had ad vised Mrs Gettle of the telephone call indicatinghei husband was alive She was reported to have collapsed under the excitement and fear was felt for her life Departs in Sjcret Noons departure from his office phortly before 11 oclock was alone and secretly Evading the newsmen who wen waiting in the corridors and lobby of the building he was in his car and speeding down Santa Monica boulevard before they caught sight of him Meanwhile the machinery of the law had been stopped The follow runi to InKC 2 Column Relief Workers at Ottumwa Strike in Wage Disagreement OTTUMWA May 11 strike of Wapello county relief workers was in progress today a a result of a disagreement over common wage rates Thirty unemployed men refused to go to work this morning on two work relief projects when about 150 pickets visited a rock quarry and the county yards Only four out of thirtyfour men assigned took up their jobs Relief officials had planned to add men to the work list until SOO un employed here had been given an opportunity to work Workers here were to receive 35 cents an hour for common labor j Union men are holding out for 50 Map of North America Teachers and students who have prized the other maps distributed by onWashington Information bureau 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