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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                C 0 M E It I MEM a ART OF IOWA rs un Mrs i North DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES All NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 18 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 190 Something Is Brewing Federal Bench Has Been Scrutinized by Congress DECKER LABOR DISPUTE SETTLED tr By HERBERT ILUMMEK ASHINGTON May 18 UPl What may result in one of the most significant moves made in the present con gress has gone comparatively ig nored Launched i n the special ses sion last year and continued in to the present regular session the federal bench has come in for the most careful scrutiny by con gress inyears Something is brew ing on capitol hill which may revo lutionize completely the status of federal judges The judiciary iommittee of the househas since the special session been conducting three separate in vestigations of the judicial conduct of members of the federal bench Before that the committee had two such specific inquiries under way It may be that the senate will have to sit during the summer for if the committee and house order impeachment proceedings senators must sit as judge and jury Deprecates Charges Present placs are in the event such does happen that the presi dent will call the senate into spe cial session for the trials The general uneasiness among house members over he federal ju diciary strikes deeper than any of the specific matters now under con sideration Hatton Sumners of Texas chairman of the judiciary committee voiced this feeling re cently on the floor of the house with the statement It isprbbably truewhatever the federal judiciary to F R Urges Action to Control Arms Traffic ASKS SENATE TO of the gov feromenti K Sumners one of the recognized authorities1 on constitutional law in congress believes the task rer storing confidence lies not in mak ing reckless charges and insinua tions against the judges but in re moving some crooked judges Good Behavior Issue Ill say this he declared if we could get rid of about a dozen federal judges in this country the federal judges as a class would stand high and the people would have confidence in them He also challenges the general acceptance of the idea that lederal judges holdtheir jobs lor lile They are appointed during good behavior he says I believe it within of congress to set up a tribunal to try the issue of good behavior Whatever disposition is made of the cases now under consideration it seems virtually certain that be forelong congress will have be foreit proposals of a far reaching nature dealing with the federal ju dicial system Mrs Sankey Trial Ends With Failure of Jurors to Agree PIERRE S Dak May 18 The federal court trial of Mrs Fern Sankey and Mrs Alvina Kohler widow and sisterinlaw of the late kidnaper Verne Sankey on charges of conspiracy in the Charles Boettcner n kidnaping has ended in a jury deadlock After being out nearly 28 hours the jury reported a hopeless disagreement and was discharged by Judge Lee Wyman last night Wea FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Friday night and Saturday except pos sibly local showers in northeast portion cooler in extreme northwest portions Friday night and northern portions Saturday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy Friday night and Sat urday possibly local showers in cast and north portions cooler Saturday in south portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for E4 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 95 Minimum in Night 65 At 8 A M Friday 16 Trace of rain A rain apparently consigned to Mason City Thursday night passed off to the northwest All we got was a few drops of precipitation in thi early hours Friday the sight of thi clouds iand the distant lightning The heat was unabated Friday fore noon and there was still basis for a hope of moisture ON TRIAL FOR AIDING DILLINGER RATIFY MOVE AT GENEVA PARLEY Makes No Reference to British Proposal for World Embargo WASHINGTON May IS I President Roosevelt asked the sen ate today to ratify the Geneva arms and ammunition convention in a move to obtain control of the traffic in munitions The private and uncontrolled manufacture of arms and mu nitions the president said and the traffic therein have become a ser ious source of international discord and strife It is not possible how ever effective to control such an evil by the isolated action of any one country Join In Effort The message made no reference to the British proposal for a world embargo on arms and munitions shipments to the warring nations of Bolivia and Paraguay but it was be ieved the president sought the ireaty ratification to join in that ef fort Mr Roosevelt also urged the world disarmament conference re convening on May 29 set up author ty for the supervision and control fthe much more far reaching toose in the convention of 1925 which is now before the senate Indorses Senate Probe The president wholeheartedly in dorsed the senate investigation into the manufacture of arms and mu nitions proposed by Senator Nye R N Dak He promised close cooperation with the investigating committee The president will submit his sil ver proposal to congress early next week preparing this message on a cruise down the Potomac Another 24 Hours Slips by Without Any Rain for Iowa DES MOINES May 18 other 24 hours had slipped by to day with no rain in Iowa the weath bureau said but temperatures shot up reaching a high for the state at Inwood where the mercury touched 101 degrees The weather bureau said that was the highest temperature for the state this year At Huron S Dak the thermom eter set a new record soaring to 104 degrees which was the warmest May day on record there At Sioux City the thermometer reached 96 degrees 95 at Estherville and For est City and 94 at Charles City and Waterloo the weather bureau re ported MAN QUIZZED IN ROBBERY PROBE Identifies Himself as E J Weaver of Clear Lake and Is Released CHARLES CITY May 18 man arrested as a suspect in the Mason City bank robbery was re leased at Charles City Friday after noon when he identified himself as E J Weaver of Clear Lake a traveling salesman He was held by Charles City officers upon request of Mason City officers who stated a banker thought he recognized him as one of the bandits in a car headed toward Charles City Mason City of ficers and bankers questioned him before his release CATTLE BUYING PLANNED TO AID DROUGHT AREAS South Dakota Families May Be Placed on State Farms WASHINGTON May 18 Heavy purchases of cattle in drought areas of the north central west and possible transplanting of 3000 to 4 500 South Dakota families are in cluded in the program for relief of the dry sections of North and South Dakota Wisconsin and Minnesota The federal surplus relief corpora tion Harry L Hopkins emergency relief administrator said will start buying cattle immediately from farmers on relief rolls or those in distress Within the next three weeks he expects to take the entire surplus in the area The corporation will do the buying for the agricul tural adjustment administration State Owned Farms In South Dakota where there are hundreds of farms which have not yielded a good living for their own ers in ears Hopkins said from 3 000 to 4000 families might be moved I to state owned farms and given a chance to buy them on reasonabe terms The state owns approximate ly 4000 farms Evelyn Frechette partIndian sweetheart of John Dillinger went oji trial in St Paul with Dr Clayton May lower right and Mrs Augusta SaltT lower left on charges of harboring John Dillinger Miss Frechette is shown consulting with her lawyer Louis Piquett Dr May was accused of treating the desperado for a bullet wound In the home of Mrs Salt Associated Frees Great Britain Not to Act Unless U S Gives Help Fred C Heneman of the First Na tional bank saw the man driving in a large car with a trunk on the rear of it and a Nebraska license num ber Friday noon while walking from the bank to the Y M C A The man had a strangely fa miliar look said Mr Heneman and he tipped off Sheriff J M Robert son that the man looked like one of the men in the robbery here The car was headed east and local au thorities phoned to Charles City to have the car stopped Simon Says Nation Is1 Not Pledged to Keep China Intact LONDON May 18 John Simon British foreign secretary declared today that Great Britain is not pledged to preserve the in tegrity of China and will not par ticipate in direct sanctions against Japan or any other power in other parts of the world unless the Uni ted States gives its full cooperation Simon extensively praised the UnitedStates aid to the league of nations which i Hereby gratefully and publicly recognize he said The house of commons he de clared must understand however the limitation under which the Uni ted States is likely to act Awaits U S Stand He intimated that Great Britain was willing to participate in an in ternational policy of sanctions that is reprisals against treaty wiola tions in specific cases should the United States as well as other na tions interested agree to it formal ly Nevertheless said Sir John it must be recognized that a policy of sanctions cannot be set up like a bottle of medicine for dosage where and when it is needed This is a matter necessitating the full review of each individual case and before action by any pow er of this nature is taken all inter ested must formally agree Desire Agreement Simon reaffirmed Great Britains desire to reach an agreement at Geneva on disarmament and said Great Britain already has set an example in the reduction of arms and now it is up to other nations to follow suit Charges that Japan is planning to carve out of Chinese territory a Manchukuo number two were made on the floor of the house of commons by Sir Stafford Cnpps duringdebate on foreign affairs Asserting that Great Britain through vacillation and weakness of policy is helping Japans hand Inra to Fase 2 Colomn 7 EXTRA FOUND NOT GUILTY ASCENCION AGUIRRE Aguirre Found Not Guilty of Chabez Death Zook Resigns as U S Head of Education John W Studebaker of Des Moines to Succeed Him WASHINGTON Hay IS CiV Dr George F Zook resigned today aa United Statescommissionei of education effective July 1 John Ward Studebaker superin endent of schools of Des Moines will succeed him Studebaker will assume his new duties Sept 1 Superintendent at Deg Moines since 1920 he put into effect prac ices which have become standard n many other public school sys tems Zook formerly of Akron declined ihree weeks ago to accept an ap pointment as president of the Uni versity of Iowa He will become di rector of the American council on jducation The new commissioner was born in McGregor Iowa in 1887 He re ceived his bachelors degree from Leander Clark college in 1917 and his masters degree from Columbia in 1920 Will Return in Year YOUTH TESTIFIES AGAINST MOTHER Says He Saw John Dillinger and Evelyn Frechette in His Home ST Paul May IS Fen sive curly haired youngster of 13 years compelled by the law to tes tify against his mother took the stand in federal court today lor in terrogation in the trial of Evelyn Frechette Dr Clayton May and Mrs Augusta Salt accused of hid ing the fugitive John Dillinger Speaking in a barely audible voice Wallace Salt related under questioning of U S District Attor ney George Sullivan government prosecutor that he knew Dr May J and remembered strange people coming to his mothers home last March Who were these people Sul livan asked Evelyn Frechette was there Wallace replied They came Sat urday the last part of March Wasthere anyone else the prosecutor asked Yes a man I know now as John Dillinger The immediate cattle purchasing program will beintensifled in four states Hopkins said but will not necessarily be confined to them Other potential drought areas or sections where there has been no rain in recent months will be includ ed eventually Other beef will be canned and dis tributed to persons on relief rolls Rules to Be Relaxed The farm credit administration Hopkins said has assured the relief administration that so far as the law permits rules and regulations regarding loans will be relaxed to the limit Hopkins estimated the cost of direct relief aside from the AAA cattle purchases would run about a month until the drought was broken A new complication in the drought situation was advanced today by a conference of entomologists in their report that chinch bugs and grass hoppers were appearing Dr C J Drake state entomolo gist of Iowa said the drought and insect threat was the worst he had seen in his experience and unless something happens there will be a great many farmers on relief rolls this summer and a great many more next winter Grasshopper Progress Another report received by Dr Drake showed grasshoppers were progress in north western Iowa with farmers clam oring for aid and immediate ac tion needed Following a morning conference the group talked with Dr Rexford G Tugwell and Senator Murphy D Iowa who is seeking an appropria tion of 1000000 to aid in the chinch bug light The government is already active in fighting the grasshopper plague in northwest states with an appro priation of for the pur chase and distribution of poison bran bait Former Judge Oliver Dies at Onawa Home ONAWA May 18 District Judge John F Oliver 78 died at his home here early today He had been bedfast for nearly two years Judge Oliver a resident of Ona wa for about 60 years had spent 20 years on the bench He is survived by his widow and one son and daughter Drowned in Slough CLINTON May 18 Sorensen 45 was drowned yester i day when he fell out of a boat into Beaver Slough ROBBER OF BANK IN FLINT LOOKS LIKE DILLINGER FLINT Mich May 18 robbers one of whom witness said looked like John Dillinger held up the Glenwood Avenue branch of the Citizens Commercial and Sav ings bank this morning and escaped with between and One of the robbers carried a ma chine gun the others pistols but no shots were fired Kirk Roland a cigar store pro prietor was the witness who con nected Dillinger fugitive desperado with the robbery He said one of the bandits had a scar on his face Roland was transacting business in the bank when the robbers en tered The man whom he said re sembled the elusive bad man car ried a machine gun with which he covered the bank employes and customers while the other two men armed with pistols invaded the tell ers cages sweeping up all the cash i in sight BULLETIN The jury in the cose of A ccnclon Aguirre charged with the fatal stabbing of Jfohn Chabez announced a verdict of not guilty in district court here Friday afternoon at oclock Tlie dicision was an nounced by Mrs Belle Wood stock of Clear Lake foreman of the jury which had been out since a ni The ver dict was on the first ballot Five different verdicts in the states prosecution of Ascencion Aguirre for the death of John Cha bez were under consideration of the jury of seven women and five men Thursday afternoon after attorneys completed their arguments and Judge M F Edwards read his jury instructions According to Judge Edwards in structions the jury which retired at oclock Thursday morning can either acquit the 45 year old Mexican or find him guilty of any one of the following crimes Man slaughter assault with intent to commit mansluaghter assault with intent to inflict great bodily injury or assault and battery Chabez was fatally stabbed in a fight with Aguirre about 6 oclock the evening of last April 5 in Le high row An argument about one of the Chabez children breaking an upstairs window in the Aguirre home was the cause of the fight according to testimony County Attorney M L Mason who with Assistant County Attor ney M E Laird represents the state gave the last argument fin ishing about 11 oclock Thursday morning He followed Defense Attorney W P Butler who completed his argu ment about oclock after the latter had talked approximately three hours carried over from the Thursday afternoon adjournment Roe Thompson cocounsel for the defendant had followed Assistant County Attorney Laird in arguing the case to the jurors DBS MOINES May IS The Des Moines board of education today announced that J W Stude baker superintendent of schools here for the past 14 years had ac cepted appointment as United States commissioner of education effective Sept 1 The announcement was made af ter a special meeting of the board RECOGNITION OF UNIONVACATION RIGHTS ASSURED Butcher Workmen Vote to Accept Terms Agreed to by Leaders An enthusiastic vote of accep tance of the settlement of the labor dispute between the union of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North Amer ica and the management of Jacob E Decker and Sons company reached late Thursday afternoon was given by assembled members of the union in a victory mass meet ing on Fifteenth street northeast Thursday evening The vote to accept the five point agreement as signed by Jay E Decker president of the company in ink was as unanimous as the vote to strike the evening before had been It was stated Thursday night that the union now totaled more than TOO members 40 new ones of which were accepted Wed nesday evening and 30 Thursday More than 1300 employes would have been affected had the strike been called according to estimate made by George Johnson business manager for the local union No G64 Agreed to Meet Committee Mr Decker was not coerced into accepting this agreement said Mr Johnson and he did not agree to meet us through fear of an impend ing strike He agreed to meet a i committee before the strike meet i ing took place The department r labor conciliator had been called here because of the packing plant off iclals t8 meetrtSe X chosen representatives of the or ganization before this time r6 at which Studebakers resignation i vote was taken to get the was accepted He was voted a years leave of absence without pay position with the understanding that his services in Washington are to terminate at the end of one year and he is to return to the superin tendency of the local schools Will Succeed Zook He will succeed Dr George F Zook who recently declined the of fer of the presidency of the Univer sity of Iowa Studebakers salary in his new position will be 58500 annually He now receives 7100 The new commissioner said his se lection was in no way a political appointment declared that his poli tical faith was not asked and that tho word politics was mentioned only once during his visit to Wash ington The appointment was made by Secretary of the Interior Ickes Board Names Merrill The Des Moinea board named A W Merrill acting superintendent He has been assistant suprintend ent of schools for the past 11 years I hope to be able to help develop an administrative policy for the fed eral government Studebaker said that will aid materially in the re building of the educational machine attitude of the workers The agreement as signed was read by Mr Johnson and com mented upon as being as fair as could be expected at the present time Following are the provisions of the agreement 1 The Decker company agrees to bargain collectively with represen tatives of any organization of its employes own choosing 2 Seniority rights shall prevail In all departments of the com pany in stead of in the plant as a whole as heretofore 3 The company establishes a 32 hour week guarantee to all regular employes To Get Vacations 4 All regular employes in con tinuous service with the company for five years or longer will receive a vacation with pay of one week each year starting as soon as pos sible in 1934 This vacation right is qualified by demerits in case of vol untary absence from work and is given as reward for faithful service to the company 5 The company will continue to pay a scale of wages equal to the average paid by all Iowa packing plants G There will be no discrimination against any employe because of af Macon Is Home From Her Third Journey Across Continent SUNNYVALE Cal May IS UP naval dirigible Macon arrived at her home port here today com pleting her third transcontinental journey this time from Miami Fla where she was sent to participate in the fleets Caribbean maneuvers which has been badlv shattered by filiation with any union organiza tion Recommended Acceptance The Decker organization recognized seniority rights the 32 hour week and recognition of the union said J P McCoy St Paul international president of the union The wage clause is the least im portant and easiest of all to write the depression Most recent estimates indicate that 200000 elementary school chil dren of the country have not been in school since Feb 1 last Cer tainly this one situation is enough turn lo Page 2 Column 7 Given Fine for Fraud at Burlington BURLINGTON May H Tooher arrested on an assault charge last week in Davenport and returned here last Saturday to face a charge of obtaining money by false pretense pleaded guilty in dis trict court late yesterday and was fined and costs He was ac cused of having accepted for oil leases on New Mexico land and failing to deliver the necessary papers He returned the money to the local investor STRIKE PROTEST SENT TO FARLEY Load of Gasoline Consigned to Postoffice Halted by Pickets MINNEAPOLIS May 18 Postmaster General James A Far ley was called on in connection with the strike of truck drivers here to day after a load of gasoline con signed to the Minneapolis postof fice had been confiscated by pick ets The Pure Oil company owner of the truck sent the following tele gram to Farley Delivery of gasoline to the Min neapolis postoffice under contract awarded by the U S government under date of April 26 stopped by strikers on public street and truck confiscated Unable at this time to make delivery in accordance with contract Please advise With union truck drivers of Min neapolis on strike since Tuesday night truck drivers in St Paul have voted to join the walkout at p m today There are ap proximately 6200 drivers in the two cities Turn to 2 Column Si DESSERT BOOKLET Here is a novel collection of the favorite desserts of more than 10U well known American women in cluding many famous hostesses This booklet is full of ideas for the housewife who sometimes wonders what to have for dessert or how to make it There are various recipes for standard desserts cakes pies and puddings cookies ices and shortcakes and there are numerous novelties in the dessert line En close six cents to cover cost and postage Use coupon Mason City GlobeGazctto Information bureau Frederic J Haskin directur Washington D C I inclose herewith six cents in coin carefully wrapped i for a copy of the Dessert Booklet Name Street City State lliiil U Washington D C   

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