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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 17, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                E R MIS MEM fl ART OE1PT OF r n v ri M r North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home TBE NEWSPAPEK THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 17 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 189 Committees Stage Fight House Groups Seek Jurisdiction Over River Project SENATE STARTS TARIFF DEBATE By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON May 17 major commit tees of the house are making faces at each other be hind the scenes at present but any day now they may step out in the open and exchange punches in earn est One is fighting for its existence The other is at tempting to in crease its power and prestige The two principals are the com mittee on rivers and harbors an in stitution of the house for 51 years and the committee on flood control created 18 years ago The chairmen of the two commit tees axe Mansfield of Texas and Wilson of Louisiana respectively The issue was drawn when the president announced he has under consideration plans for comprehen sive improvement of the nations waterway system for all national purposes The proposed plan em braces navigation flood control power development irrigation and other related subjects Committee Competition With such a legislative plum in prospect both committees began a contest for the honor of considering and reporting the bill to the house Rivers and harbors contends that it has jurisdiction and the chair man of that committee tartly ob serves that it would require a wide flight of the imagination to consider such questions as flood control prob lems The flood control committee re pHes through its chairman that the major features involved in all of to flood cqn 1 for reftrtncesfcl proposed legis fon tiSproper committee heKis madehis rul either TOmmitteecanappealto Mthe house Once the measure has been re ferred speaker and a contest for jurisdiction begun by another committee1 the house must vote without further ado No opportunity for debatingiiithe issue is possible Resignations Pending These two committees probably watch each other more closely than ajry other two similar organizations in the house Each is jealous of the other Treadway of Massachusetts a former member of rivers and har bors but now ranking republican on the powerful ways and means com mittee openly charged on the floor of the house recently that the flood control body was created in 1916 to takeicare of some ambitious men who wanted positions Those on the inside say that if Speaker Rainey refers the presi dents proposal to the flood control committee andthe house sustains him the entire membership of rivers andharbbrs will offer thenresigna tions immediately a matter of fact they assert Chairman Mansfield has the resig nations of all of the committee ex cept oneIn his pocket at the pres ent time for use if such a thing happens in High School Play BARBERTON Ohio May 17 UP went the shotgun and an other John Dillinger bit the dust RoyChristensen 17played the part of Dillinger in a high school play Al classmate James Bristons portrayedan officer Dillinger was wounded in the knee accidentally by a blank shell in the gun fired by Briston Wei Great Britain Leads Move to Stop Chaco War WORLDLOOKSTO SEEWHATSTAND S WILL TAKE 6 Other Nations Agree to Embargo on Arms Shipments GENEVA May 17 Britain called on the world today to stop the war between Paraguay and Bolivia in South America Six nations promptly fell into step and all eyes turned to the Uni ted States to see what that country would do to smash the war in its own backyard Captain Anthony Eden British lord privy seal asked the council of the League of Nations to cable 17 nations at once and ask them to cease shipping arms and ammuni tion to the two small countries locked in a death grip over the sovereignty of the Chaco Boreal Support Pledged Support of the British move was immediately pledged by the repre sentatives of France Italy Spain Argentina Australia and Czecho slovakia Hugh R Wilson United States minister to Switzerland and Ameri can observer at the League of Na tions said he would ask instructions Erom the government at Washing ton League officials said they Doped to receive word from Washington regarding itfieiAmerican attitudeito embargo TThey taiIl Eden was encouraged to take the initiative here becauseof the efforts for peace of Cbrdell Hull the United States secretary of state at Montevideo Has Led Efforts Furthermore they pointed out the United States constantly since 1929 has led efforts to bring about amity between the two south Am erican nations The special league Chacocommis sion which failed in its efforts to settle the conflict recommended in its effort to the council that an em bargo be placed on arms shipment unless the countries agreed to arbi tration FEAR GASOLINE BREAD SHORTAGE Striking Minneapolis Truck Drivers Are Joined by Cab Drivers MINNEAPOLIS May 17 Gasoline and bread shortages threatened today as striking truck drivers joined by cab drivers con tinued to tie up commercial truck transportation here and aimed at a complete halt1 of gasoline fueled vehicles The truck drivers who walked out Tuesday night demanding recog nition and a closed shop union agreement were joined last night by taxi drivers who were outliuing similar demands and asking wage adjustments Five thousand pickets were on the streets today stopping all trucks except privileged ones with union drivers and all taxicabs A few owners of single trucks or small fleets tried to evade the pickets early today but gave up when movement became impossible Agent Denies Use of Force to Get Story Frechette Trial Goes on While Armed Car Is Sought ST PAUL May 17 examining a government witness the defense today endeavored to show Evelyn Frechette was forced under duress to tell the story of her relations with John Dillinger to a federal department of justice operative Miss Frechette sweetheart of the longsought Dillinger is accused of harboring the fugitive Resuming where he left off yesterday when federal court adjourned A Jerome Hoffman chief defense counsel pounded away at the testimony of H H Reinecke Chicago depart ment of justice agent Signed No Statement Reinecke admitted under cross ex amination that Miss Frechette did not sign any statement but merely related the story to him which he told on the witness stand yester day The witness also denied in ans wer to Hoffmans question that he slapped Miss Frechette during what he termed a visit with her in which she told of meeting the fugitive in 1932 and relating her travels with him during the follow ing months and through March of this year when Dillinger fought his way out of a St Paul apartment with a machine gun With Miss Frechette on trial are Dr Clayton May and Mrs Augusta to harbor i fugitive Hunt for Armed Car i ST PAUL May 17 green Packard sedan bearing Wiscon sin plates 485934 and containing six armed men was the object of a widespread police search in Minne sota today The traveling arsenal was first spotted in Superior Wis about a ai and was traced to Du luth From there it headed west ward In a broadcast at a m St Paul police headquarters warned all squad cars to be on the look out for the machine The police were asked by the department of justice to take this precaution ExSoldier Fails to Prove Assertion CHICAGO May 17 an exsoldier Frank Williams told the court when arraigned on a charge of possessing narcotics Served at Brest What sort of a place is Brest the court inquired Swampy Jail for you the court ruled Brest is on a bluff 14 Killed Trying to Rescue Bodies From Mine After Explosion BRUSSELS May 17 teen men were killed today in the Pasturages au Fief mine by an ex plosion of firedamp as they sought the bodies of three miners killed with 40 others Tuesday night GETTLE BACK WITH HIS FAMILY The four children of William F Gcltlc kidnaped California danced with Joy when lather returned from whatthey had been tnW was jiesctied Mdaap Jto right y BoBby fAssochfted Press 4THMANHELD IN GETTLE CASE Bootlegger Farmhand and Day Laborer Begin Their Life Sentences LOS ANGELES May 17 bootlegger a farmhand and a day laborer who dreamed of obtaining ransom by kidnaping a millionaire went to San Quentin prison to begin life terms today The three James F Kirk Roy A Williams and Larry Kerrigan re spectively had pleaded guilty to charges of kidnaping William F Gettle wealthy Beverly Hills oil man Held on Suspicion Meanwhile officers held Clyde Stoddard on suspicion of kidnap ing in connection with the case Capt William Bright of the sher iffs homicide squad asserted Stod dard taken in custody last night admitted part ownership of a sedan I found in a garage at the house in i La Crescenta where Gettle had teen held prisoner m FORECAST IOWA Somewhat unsettled Thursday night and Friday probably showers in northeast portion Slightly wanner in ex t r e m e southeast portions Thursday night MINNESOTA Unsettled Thursday night and Friday lo cal showers probable warmer near Twin Cities Thursday night and along Lake Superior Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Thursday morning maximum Wednesday 88 Minimum in Night 61 At 8 A M Thursday 70 Blind Man Changes Dollar BUT but Learns Its Fake MILWAUKEE May 17 the little candy stand of Theodore Hitchcock who is blind came a pleasant voiced woman who bought a package of gum and tendered a new note Its a one said a five Hitchcocks practiced fingers re turned 95 cents in change Later when he tried to negotiate the dol lar he learned it was a worthless coupon 4 Men Rob Bank in Illinois of FLORAN 111 May 17 men held up the Clay county bank at Louisville eight miles north of here today and escaped in an auto mobile with Fate of 2 Women Pondered by Jury in Federal Court Mrs Sankey and Her Sister Wait for Decision on Kidnap Charges PIERRE S Dak May 17 Nearly 20 hours after it received the case the federal court jury trying Mrs Fern Sankey and Mrs Alvina Kohler as alleged conspirators in the Charles Boettcher abduction was still out this afternoon A rumor circulated that the jury stood eight to four for acquittal Charged by the government with having aided the late Verne Sankey to plan the abduction the defen dants face a penalty up to life im prisonment if convicted Counsel for the two sisters por trayed them in closing arguments to the jury yesterday as stupid but loyal women who stuck with their men because they loved them and who knew of but took no part in the abduction plot Until au lioju1 before they boarded the train for San Quentin last night Kirk Williams and Kerrigan held high hopes of obtaining paroles But at that time they were taken to fed eral court and arraigned on indict ments charging them with conspir acy to use the mail to extort Ineligible For Parole XTnder the state law a prisoner Is ineligible for parole if another in dictment or conviction stands against him The three pleaded not guilty their bail was fixed at 550000 and their trial set for May 29 Arraigned with them were Lor etta Williams alias Woody and Mona Gallaghen alias Joan Burke who also entered not guilty nleag The women were returned to the county jail to await trial Arrive at Prison SAN QUENTIN Cal May 17 T guarded three kidnapers of William F Gettle arrived at San Quentin prison today from Los An geles to begin their life sentences for the abduction of the Beverly Hills millionaire James F Kirk Roy A Williams and Larry Kerrigan the kidnapers will be assigned to prison duties in two or three days ALLOW FOREMEN TO ENTER PLANT Des Moines Strikers Hold Another Meeting With Firm Officials DES MOINES May 17 forts to effect a settlement of the strike of 700 workers at the Iowa Packing company plant were con tinued in a meeting of company of ficials and labor union leaders here today The meeting was a continuation of a conciliation conference which adjourned yesterday without reach ing a settlement The strikers are asking a wage increase and altered working conditions Meanwhile 35 foremen previously prevented from entering the plant were allowed to go in today through a truce arrangement with the strik ers who agreed to this to prevent spoilage of about four million pounds of meat stored there Attending todays conference were officials of the company and of lo cal union 187 of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butchers mens union while both sides were expecting the arrival of a federal department of labor conciliator UNION LEADERS MAKE DEMANDS TO DECKER FIRM Conference Held After Mass Meeting of Workers Negotiations were under way Thursday afternoon at the plant of Jacob E Decker and Sons company looking toward settlement of the labor dispute of the local union of the Amalgamated Union of Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen and the Decker management The negotiations were the result of a mass meeting of the butcher I workmen at the Eagles hall Wed nesday night when it was decided to propose a five point agreement to the Decker management Representatives of thehmion and the Decker officers held a confer ence Thursday morning at which matters at issue were discussed Thursday afternoon the two par ties were engaged in the task of reducing the terms to writing the union representatives presenting their demands to which the Decker company was to reply Threaten to Strike I The butcher workmen at the Wed nesday night meeting voted to strike unless negotiations brought satisfac tory results on five issues in contro versy consisting of a vacation clause seniority rights union recog nition 32 hour week guarantee and standard pay rates In the vacation clause the workers are demaidinj time and a half for Sundays and hoi Speakers at the meeting were J P McCoy St Paul international vice president of the union who alked on the settlement of labor disputes in packing plants at Water loo and Cedar Rapids and George Johnson manager of the local union who spoke on the five point agree ment sought by the workers one of which the 32 hour week guarantee was posted on the bulletin boards by the Decker management Saturday Conciliator Speaks M E Sherman coriciliator from the United States department of labor spoke briefly stating he was here for the purpose of acting as mediator between the union and the packers and to see that negotiations were carried on between employer and employe under the provisions of the national recovery act The meeting was attended by more than 300 men and women WhetheK HEADS TAMMANY HALL Six Mile Chase by Policemen Leads to Dillinger Reports CHICAGO May 17 six mile chase by two motorcycle policemen from the Willow Springs county highway station of an auto mobile containing five men gave rise to reports early today that John Dillinger had been sighted again The policemen however were unable to identify any of the occupants of the car fa Ford sedan as members of the Dillinger gang The policemen fired two shots at the fleeing men but they outdis tanced the officers and escaped all these were members of the union could not be determined as no check was made at the door Jury Exonerates Boy Who Slew His Father BEAVER Pa May 17 coroners jury today exonerated 15 year old Steve Vrvas who police quoted as saying he killed his father to save his mother from being at tacked with a pitchfork A verdict of justifiable homicide was return ed The old guard of Tammany hall New York democratic or ganization has launched an at tempt to block the selection of mi Insurgent leader as perman ent chieftain by naming Wil liam P Keimeally above chair man of the wigwams executive committee ns temporary suc cessor to the deposed chief John F Curry The appoint ment gives the old guard com plete control of Tammany MANSLAUGHTER MAXIMUM CRIME Murder Charges Ruled Out by Judge in Aguirre Slaying Trial Judge M F Edwards Thursday made manslaughter the maximum crime with which Ascencion Aguirre can be found guilty in the states attempt to convict him of murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of John Chabez The exclusion of the charges of first and second degree murder and assault with attempt to commit murder from consideration of the jury came on the motions of W P Butler defense attorney Mr Butler also moved to with draw the charges of manslaughter and assault with intent to inflict great bodily injury from considera tion of the jury but these motions as well as a renewal of the motion for a directed verdict were overrul ed by the court Testimony Concluded The taking of testimony came to an end shortly before the noon re cess with Teddy Hernandez and Luis Vega as the last witnesses The two boys called to the stand by County Attorney M L Mason in rebuttal testified that Aguiires reputation as to moral character was not very goood amng the inhab Clurn to Page 5 Column HARRISONH BILL AS WAY TO RECOVER TRADE Says Ban cm Imports Is Bar Upon Potential Exports Also AVASHINGTON May 17 Senator Harrison DMiss today opened the administrations dtlvi for speedy senate enactment of ita reciprocal tariff bill with an tion that it would prove a means tor the recapture of a six billion dol lar loss in foreign trade We cannot shut out imports without at the same time shutting in potential exports the finance committee chairman asserted in starting an old fashioned tariff struggle that leaders said would last from three days to a week The measure already passed by the house would authorize the pres ident to negotiate tariff trading treaties just as other nations have been doing to build up their trade Senate ratification would not be re quired Defends Constitutionality Harrison defended the constitu tionality of the measure and said it contained many safeguards against ill considered action The United States international trade he said dropped from 000000 in 1929 to 53124000000 last year He declared this county has been one of the most serious of fenders in Initiating trade barriers that helped to bring on the depres sion and added There should be no politics this question The former secretary of state Henry L Stimson urged the renewal andtacrease Roosevelt to Call for EiMetallic Standard 2 Former Generals Appeal for Votes in Oregon Primary PORTLAND Ore May 17 accustomed to giving on battlefields made Name Superintendent of Liquor Warehouse DES MOINES May 17 H Bickert Albia lumber dealer has been appointed superintendent of the central warehouse of the Iowa i the nine men seekinggubernatorial liquor control committee nuominations in Fridays balloting Two men commands final appeals for votes today in Oregons primary election cam paign The two both retired major gen erals are Charles H Martin dem ocrat and Ulysses Grant McAlex snder republican and are among Congress Message to Follow Agreement With Bloc WASHINGTON May 17 President Roosevelt in agreement with the senate silver bloc will speed a message to congress pro posing a bimetallic standard for United States currency The chief executive set about writing this new money document today for dispatch possibly within 48 hours He was reported satisfied with the understanding It will mean the purchase of a huge store of sil ver estimated up to 1800000000 ounces Program Is Outlined Congressional leaders rearranged their legislative calendars to make room for action on the new admin istrationtagged proposal before the scheduled early June adjournment The program in rough outline will declaration of call for 1 A mandatory policy that silver shall be purchased until it constitutes 25 per cent of the nations monetary backing as against 75 per cent gold the time and amount of purchases in world markets to bring about the desired ratio Reached After Conference 3 Permissive authority for the nationalization of domestic stocks of at a price not to exceed DO cents an ounce a supply in this country estimated at around 250000000 ounces The agreement on the general principles of such a program was reached at a lengthy white house conference last night after weeks of negotiations Means Some Inflation The present understanding is that silver would be purchased at the market price but given the required value of 5129 an ounce for the issu ance of dollar certificates This would mean some inflation It was understood that national ization not included as mandatory would be undertaken only in the discretion of the president and sub ject to international agreement to protect the United States from the unknown quantities of the white metal lying just beyond its borders eeonomicJUf e and to make the whole world its market No less eloquently did he denounce the attitude of those who would restrict the pro duction of this great country to its own immediate consumption need Drag Markets Down Whether it was overproduction or underconsumption that dragged our markets down and down he said surpluses of cotton wheat and corn have required the adoption of highly artificial crop reduction programs None of us like the idea of econ omic waste he asserted but as a temporary expedient applied to agriculture it is certainly prefer able to economic destruction In reducing barriers to their in ternational trade by reciprocal agreements other governments have succeeded in increasing trade Sees Ample Precedent Harrison contended there was ample precedent for the legislation including the policy initiated by the republican administration in the McKinlay act of 1890 A new push was started today oehind the commodity exchange control bill and other measures which were left off the administra ions rush legislative list Supporters of the omitted meas ures are determined to put them across before congress goes home Has Strong Backing The commodity bill broadened measurably by the inclusion of cot ton along with wheat rice mill feeds and other grains probably will be tackled on the house floor next week Other legislation that has strong Turn to Page 5 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