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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 7, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                E R HIS MEM ft OF IOWA Iowa9 DAILY PAPER Edited for Me Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT HAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION yoi XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED Wins SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THUKSDAY JUNE 7 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TKO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 207 Queer Plans Put Forth Session Has Record for Fantastic Schemes t By HERBERT FLUMHER ASHINGTON June 7 though no actua scorecard has been kept this session of con gress probably will be put into a class by itself for the bizarre and r e v o 1 u t ionary p r o p o s als ad vanced to bring the country out of the doldrums Some appeal to ones sense of hu mor Others bor der on the ridicu lous Others sound fantastic Oneof the most unusual propos als made is that contained in a bill known as HR7316 introduced by Edward A Kenney servingbis first term in the house from New Jersey Kehneys bill provides for a bil lion dollar lottery supervised and conducted by the federal govern ment Out of it he proposes to take a lump sum and turn it over to vet erans who have had their compensa tion cut and to low salaried federal employes In a recent speech before the house in support of his bill he de clared with confidence We are coming to this sort of thing eventually Let us not delay He admits that five years ago such a thing would have sounded crazy but Surprised Senators The sudden decision of the senate to vote on ratification of the St Lawrence waterways treaty four hours before the time previously agreed upon rather nettled some senators on both sides of the ques ijtipn Carter Glass of Virginia was sick downtown hotel the treaty had been defeatedGlass against it Trainmall of Florida however was for it He was at the white house at the time the voting started Although far down alphabetically on the roll he couldnt get there in time Gore of Oklahoma was on his way to the chamber to make a speech on the subject only to find when he got there his name was being called He voted aye Garner Uses Lash Jack Garner is credited with speeding em up Quick to sense the mood of the senate knowing that private polls had revealed that the treaty was doomed he popped the question but of a clear sky There was nothing to do but vote The vice president applied the lash to senators for the remainder of the day When they adjourned shortly after 5 oclock in the after noon even old tuners were amazed at the days work They had defeated the treaty passed two appropriation bills amounting to more than 8346000 000 passed the highly controversial bill providing funds for the army to carry the air mail and had voted to guarantee the bonds of the Home Owners Loan corporation No one can remember when the senate accomplished so much at one sitting TOMMY CARROLL GUNMAN SHOT NRA in New Stand Against Price Fixing DROUGHT IS NOT BROKEN INIOWA DECLARES REED North Iowa Has Light Showers Mason City 06 of Inch Northwest Iowa received most of the rain that fell in Iowa Wednes day and early Thursday and Charles D Reed chief of the Iowa weather and crop bureau declared Thursday that the drought is not yet broken North Iowa had showers but precipitation was not heavy Mason 3ityrecordmg only 06 of an inch in wo sprinkles that fell Wednesday afternoon and evening Garner business places postponed their opening Wednesday uight be cause of the rain The band was o have played its first concert of the season but will not play until next Wednesday Garners light showers began about oclock in he afternoon Greenhouse Is Busy The Britt greenhouse did a flour shing business Wednesday after noon selling vegetable plants to re lace those which had been lost in he heat wave Oats fields in Han cock county are yellow from con inued drought and believed to be be yond repair The rain benefited pas ures and late hay Considerable rain at Woden was also reported the spring fell the Reporter on Trip Through DroughtArea Finds Northwest Iowa Fields Tinted With Autumn Brown By THOMAS F HAWKINS SIOUX CITY June 7 Droughts fiery breath has tinted northwest Iowas summer verdure with the parched brown of autumn Rains of the last 48 hours have saved most of the corn for theHime being at least farmers and crop statisticians agreed although much of it will be late and some must be replanted But the showers came too late to benefit greatly pasturage for live stock most of the wheat section and other small grains in this area The lack of pasture has created a critical feed situation here and particularly in adjacent South Da kota 200 Mile Drive On a 200 mile drive through the southern edge and into the heart of the emergency drought section of 16 counties in northwest Iowa an Associated Press staff writer saw pastures of yellowish brown tinged sometimes with a faded pink and broken often by black pitches of soil where the grasses had burned away completely v Cattle grazed along the highway and railroad rightsofway tended here and there by farm lads or al lowed to roam at will They fed on bright yellow leaf clover much like goldenrqd and weeds A score of 8hecpfed on the faded ilawn about ialf an inch Afew fanners nfear uester have startedputting1 upal falfa and other hay a oor crop was reported General in West The rains were general only in the western part of the state while the northeast and north cen ral sections received scarcely any precipitation and the southeastern section very little except at Albia the weather bureau at Des Moines reported The rains did more to arrest crop damage than to repair it said Reed whose statement was corroborated y Leslie M Carl chief of the fed eral department of agriculture here The heaviest rains as reported by the weather bureau were At Sioux City 136 inches Onawa 175 Alta 137 Storm Lake 150 Sstherville and Pocahontas 39 Precipitation varying in amount rom 02 at Des Moines to 40 at City fell in other scattered tart of the state the weather bu said Flood Entire Fields Rains Wednesday in the eastern ialf of Monona county flooded en ACCUSED LAWYERS FACE ICKES The two lawyers who faced disbarment proceedings before supreme court commissioners in Chicago are shown with one of their attorneys at the hearing where Secretary of the Interior Iclces accused Lucius 3 M Mulmin with having sought to blackmail him Into obtaining an appointment for Malmin as governor of the Virgin islands Left to right Malmin F J Karasek an attorney and C W Larson the second law yer accused Associated Press he flooded areas would drain off uickly without damaging crops The weather bureau Thursday orecast a fewscattered showers or Thursday night and possibly in he east portion of the state Friday Cooler weather was expected by Turn lo Fase 2 Column 1 Wea FORECAST IOWA Unsettled a few scat tered showers Thursday night and possibly in east portion Friday morning Cooler in ex treme west portion Thursday night Friday slightly warmer in east and cooler in extreme west portion MINNESOTA Showers Thursday night and Friday slightly warmer in north and extreme cast portions LOCAL STATISTICS GiobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 65 Minimum In Night 55 At 8 A M Thursday 65 Rainfall 06 of an Inch It is reorted that in several in stances Wednesday fireplaces and furnaces were called into use Marked is the effect when over Bight the mercury drops from the nineties or hundreds to the sixties Thursday morning this chilliness continued but there was a brisk south wind presaging a temperature rise Wednesdays rain occurred late in the day CONFER AGAIN ON CRISIS IN STEEL Leaders Gather After NRA Chief Gives Plans to Avoid Strike NEW YORK June 7 a fast developing crisis in labor relations heads of the nations steel industry gathered around the conference table again today to deal with strike threats from or ganized labor Resumption of their meeting this morning followed a two and a half hour conference late yesterday with Hugh S Johnson NRA ad ministrator whose arbitration pro posals were received without com ment While the steel industry leaders grimly reiterated their refusal to deal on a closed shop basis it was clearly evident today that the door was still open for creation of a spe cial labor relations board similar to that adopted for the automotive in dustry At the American Iron and Steel institute where the conferencexcon tinued today the understanding was that Johnsons request for a labor board for steel was still an open question although the execu tives flatly opposed any board rec ognizing the closed shop principle touch otv years stood wilted ant deadin inany rented by the goyenment under the corn hog production control program Corn In Contrast In sharp contrast green rows o corn checkered adjacent fields am an occasional field of flax spreac out its deep blue like a wavy bit of Lake Erie Lack of money with which to buy feed is the immediate emer gency county Farm Bureau agents and farmers interviewed in their fields and on the street corners of small towns asserted Wont the rain help the feed situation any one farmer was asked You cant buy feed with he answered abruptly Itll take a month mebbe more for that pas ture to get any kind of a stand And weve got to have the feed now Short Fed Cattle Because of the lack of feed Sioux City stock yardsmen reported the heaviest run of short fed feeder and livestock cattle for May and thus far in June than for any similar pe riod within their The shortfeds are coming from immediately adjacent Iowa terri tory they said The feeder and live stock cattle are from the Aberdeen and Pierre S Dak area where the drought has been much more acute Some also have come from eastern Nebraska Some were so thin that when fed they became bloated and died yard tenders said Others shoving in their starved eagerness for forage fell through the hay troughs on to their knees and laid ther until death came Coming to Markets From 50 to 110 carloads of these South Dakota cattle are coming to the Sioux City markets daily Prices have averaged around the lowest in several years lowans are shipping from 700 to 1100 head of the shortfeds cattle that have been fed for 60 to 150 days The South Dakotan who normally ships his feeders to market in Au gust has been caught from two operators drought compelled him to sell and the same drought encouraged cau tious buying by the Iowa who feared he might not have enough feed to fatten them In Monona county Iowas largest wheat production area 90 per cent Turn to Pajre 2 Column 1 Customers Flee as Gunman Sprays Cafe PHILADELPHIA June 7 row of hats and coats hanging on pegs was all police could find in Andre Vecchiones cafe when they answered a riot call Not even Andre was there The customers had fled in haste when a dark haired youth outside the front win dow began calmly firing a pistol i through the plate glass DOWN TO WORK New G 0 P Chief Asserts Country Must Put on the Brakes CHICAGO June 7 jp Henry P Fletcher new national chairman of the republican national committee met its members today and told them the country must put on the brakes Weve got to bring realization to the people of what is happening in Washington Fletcher declared as he appeared before the committee for the first time Weve got to make them realize whats going to happen to them un less the brakes are put on Fletcher praised the committee for the new statement of party pol icy which it drew up and announced yesterday After a short reception in which the committee members were in turn introduced to Fletcher who was not a member until his election yesterday the executive committee went into closed session with the new pilot Later he was to confer with Congressman Chester C Bol ton of Ohio chairman of the con gressional campaign committee Former Dictator of Lithuania Reported Returned to Power TILSIT Germany June 7 The German news bureau reported from Kaunas Lithuania today that Augustine Waldermaras former dictator of that country had iurned from exile by airplane car ried out a coup detat and reas sumed tie premiership of Lithuan The German report said a rnili ary revolution broke out in Lithu ania last night under the leadership of Waldemaras His adherents immediately pro claimed him premier and he took up his quarters in the general staff uilding The army was reported to have the situation well in hand although allegedly opposed by civil authori Young Woman Blind Since Infancy Sees Following Operation SCHUYLER Nebr June 7 HissAnna Koliha 27 blind since was 18 months old who re urned to her farm home north of lere after an operation at a Mar halltown Iowa hospital for the emoval of cataracts from her yes is seeing her friends and spell ng out newspaper headlines for the irst time within her memory BANK ACT NEAR Conferees in Virtual Accorc on Bill to Help Closed Bank Depositors WASHINGTON June 7 JR Congressional conferees announced a virtual agreement today on legis lation to extend the temporary de posit insurance law and give added help to depositors in closed banks The conferees said they had agreed to extend the temporary de posit insurance law for a year with provisions for covering deposits up to instead of up to 2500 as at present The house amendment to extend aid to depositors in closed banks through the deposit insurance cor poration was comprised to provide for more liberal loans to closed banks through the reconstruction corporation The RFC would be authorized to lend to closed banks on reason able rather than adequate se curity The conferees also agreed to ex tend for one year the date on which banks which are not members of thefederal reserve system must become members in order to re main in the deposit insurance cor poration Meal Times Welcomed by Quintuplets Hope for Lives of 5 Babies Gains With Appetites CORBEIL Ont June 7 There was more about the little Dionne farm home today for the quintuplets whose health the world is watching have developed healthy appetites Meal time comes around often every two hours but not too often to suit the five little sisters They were wide awaKe and yelling at their last meal said Dr A R Dafoe They are getting to know when its dinner time Rum in minute amounts is being iven the children to stimulate them and they seem to enjoy it the physician made known An example of the unusual pre cautions and attention given the in tants is the fact that the Ontario jovernment is repairing the road o the Dionne home so Dr Dafoe can make the daily trip more casi y The customs department of Canada permits anything necessary or the childrens welfare to enter the country without duty BAN ON SELLING BELOW COST TO BE ELIMINATED Darrow Review Board Plans to Dissolve by July 1 WASHINGTON June 7 The NRA committed itself today against all price fixing in codes ex cept in clear cut emergencies The new policy also sharply mod ifies the bases for price sections in all codes negotiation instead of compulsion to be used to get coded industries to revise such sections on the revised bases This was the first definite pro nouncement by the recovery admin istration on the controverted pricing question and followed months of study It will govern all future codes and industries already coded are to be approached at once with the request for voluntary amend ments to conform with the new pol icy To Stop PriceCuttuig The purpose is to obviate de structive price cutting while reduc ing to a minimum opportunities for artificial maintenance of high prices and similar developments which have caused complaint The arrangement will permit open price provisions in codes where de sired by an industry but on the condition that prices be reported to a Confidential disinterested agency for distribution to all members of the industry and customers willing Slay1 Be Keduced Such posted prices may not be revised upward within 48 hours but may be reduced without time limit The prices posted will represent actual transactions or offers and there will be no waiting period dur ing which competitors may make arrangement for a uniform price The new policy also encourages adoption by industries of model cost finding and accounting provisions but expressly provides that no ac counting methods may be forced on any company by the code authority or other firms Meanwhile the NRA board of re view headed by Clarence Darrow said it would end its work and dis solve by July 1 Board In Statement A statement issued by the board said it reached this decision at a formal meeting The exact date will depend up on the time required to complete the hearings and investigation in the industries now it added Before closing its offices and its labors the board will issue a final report to the president reviewing its investigations and presenting its conclusions The board appointed by Presi dent Roosevelt to investigate al ieged monopolistic practices under the NRA recently criticized various phases of the recovery administra ion Avoid Price Fixing Instead of prescribing that no sales shall be made below cost as many codes have required up to now the new basis merely de clares when there is no emerg ency it is NRA policy to avoid price fixing but also to prevent de structive price cutting The emergency price control method to be used will follow broadly that already established in the retail tire and ice codes It s provided that when the adrninis rator believes an industry to be hreatened with impairment of em iloyment or wage scales particular y high mortality of enterprises especially small ones or panic or other special conditions the matter shall be turned over to NRA for an analysis upon which a minimum Tom to Fane 2 Column 2 BELIEVED DYING TOMMY CAKROLL F R Signs Corporation BankruptAct To Release Numerous Firms From Hands of Receivers WASHINGTON June 7 the stroke of noon President Roose velt today signed into law a bank ruptcy bill to facilitate the release of numerous corporations from the hands of receivers The white house had made cear that the bill would be signed just when the clock showed 12 so tuat applicants for its benefits could get off to an even start with no pref erencefor those in the The actbinds all creditors to a court approved reorganization plan to which holders of twothirda oi the total amount of claims have agreed Petition by Creditor A petition for reorganization may be filed by any creditor or stock holder if it has been approved by holders of 25 per cent In amount of each class of claims and 10 per cent of the total If the company is not actually in solvent but merely unable to meet maturing debt shareholders repre senting 10 per cent of each class of stock and 5 per cent of the total must agree to such petition A debtor company may file the petition without such approval Favorable court action on a com position plan must be accompanied Iy written agreement by the hold ers of twothirds of the total claims f the company is not held actually insolvent approval by stockholders representing majority holdings also s required Agree to Plans Throughout tire country there are situations where holders of large amounts of claims have agreed to jlans of settlement but where ac ion has been held upby minority creditors objections Heretofore it has been neces sary for bondholders committees o go through foreclosure proceed ngs which required cash payment or the interest of dissenters Even hough a companys assets were bid n at a low figure it has frequently een difficult to arrange for this financing In the past many receiverships lave been longdrawn out because protective committees have endeav ored to obtain deposit of a much higher percentage of claims to avoid a large payment Courts also have been unwilling to authorize the sale of assets at low figures when a substantial minority failed to oin in a reorganization No Cash Necessary Under the new law no cash will e necessary If a majority agrees 0 accept new securities in lieu of Turn Face 2 Column 3 SECOND OF BANK ROBBERY MOB IS VICTIM OF LAW Dillmger Lieutenant Is Dying in Waterloo Hospital Tommy Carroll lanky Dillinger lieutenant who guarded State street from the strategic doorway of the Prescription shop in the robbery of the First National bank here March 13 is in the St Francis hospital at Waterloo believed to be dying He was shot five times by police offi cers there Thursday afternoon as he reached for his gun Second one of the seven bandits believed to have robbed the Mason City bank to be shot down by offi cers Carroll admitted his identity to the Waterloo detectives Emil Steffen and P E Walker who did the shooting Greene Was First The first of the seven to fall vic tim of the officers bullets was Eu gene Greene who was shot down in St Paul the first part of April The five remaining according to local officers are John Dillinger Baby Face Nelson John Hamil ton Homer Van Metre and one un identified man A girl was with Carroll at the time of his capture At the hospital he said Ive got on me Be sure that the little girl gets it She doesnt know what it is all about Watched for Car The shooting occurred in the street in front of the police station Police had been tipped to watch for the car tpward which the man and girl were Balking When Hue artartediuo place the man under arrest he reached for his gun He was shot in the left armpit in the chest and three times in the spine The officers fired when the man broke and ran as they sought to question him about a number of automobile license plates that they said they had been tipped were in his car Identified Carroll The girl gave the name of Jeaji Crompton 21 and said her original home was in Aberdeen S Dak ac cording to officers She told officers that the wound ed man was Tommy Carroll lieu tenant of the Uillinger gang and that she was married to him She also declared she was in the Wis consin roadhouse when officers sought to capture Dillinger there Officers described her as having ight hair and blue eyes about five feet tall and weighing about 110 pounds She was well dressed they reported Served at Anamosa Records in the office of the state parole board show that a Torn Car roll served a brief term in the Ana moss reformatory He was convicted in the Potta wattamie county court on a charge of larceny and given the maximum of five years He was com mitted Feb 3 1922 and paroled June 18 1923 Later he was dis charged Carroll was 21 years of age at tTurn I age 2 Column 4t PondSabelli Plane Has Rebuilt Motor To Start for Rome LONDON June 7 cs today hoisted a rebuilt motor nto the transAtlantic airplane of Capt George A Pond and Lieut Sabelli and the flyers hoped o be off for Rome by Saturday So many delays have been encountered since the aviators were forced down at Moy on the west coast of Ire and May 15 that they hesitate to ct a definite time for resumption 3f the New York to Rome flight MILLION TO WAR ON CHINCH BUG Senate Approves Fund for Use in 11 States of Corn Belt WASHINGTON June 7 senate today passed and sent to the white house a bill appropriating 51000000 for control of chinch bugsi in 11 corn belt states i The measure was called up by i Chairman Glass DVa of the propriations committee and passed I without debate I Glass said the bill had the ap proval of the president and the bud get bureau WEIGHT CONTROL A simple sensible booklet from our Washington Information bur eau shows the relation of foods to weight and how to control your weight without using medicines rick diets or apparatus Here are 32 pages of fact and common sense elling in a plain way about vita nins calories proteins carbohy drates and all the other food essen ial terms and scien ific facts in every day language Includes menus for weight increase or decrease and shows how to make daily menus to keep your weight under control without starving or stuffing Ten cents in coin to cover cost and Handling will bring you the booklet Use coupon Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin I care fully wrapped for the booklet on Weight Control Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C   

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