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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 6, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                E n North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home Sii THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME you XL FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PHES8 LEASED WIBB IERV1CB MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 6 1934 TH1B TAPER CONSISTS Or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 231 Committee Is Watched SubGroup Studying Military Affairs Audacious FIND IN FORGED BONDS By HERBERT PLTJMMER ASHINGTON July 6 Word has gone out in Washing ton to watch a subcommittee of the military af fairs committee of the house dur ing the summer months C o ngressional Investigations are nothing new There are a half dozen or more in progress now and will be con tinued through coming months The audacity of the military affairs subcommit tee however has challenged the at tention of everyone They have to date Recommended prompt dismissal of the chief of the army air corps Made plans to inquire into the ac tivities of a member of the little Woodring assist ant secretary of war And expressed an intention to scrutinize the whole system em ployed by the army in procuring supplies promise Amazement McSwain of South Carolina chairman of the military affairs committee hinted on the floor of the house before adjournment what might be expected When you read that report that of the subcommittee your eyes be opened You will be amazed at the conditions prevailing in one of the departments of your govern ment for years Something akin to a record m congressional investigations has been set in this particular one There a democratic chairman i often M not a republican pre imittee hearings of Minne been the most out spoken members of the committee Theres an understanding between all Reorganization Foreseen The results remain to be seen Some believe vast changes in the setup of government departments is in prospect They even envision drastic reorganization Certainly the spotlight has been and will continue to be focused on war department activities this sum mer as probably never before The subcommittee is composed of a group of men representative of the three parties in ocrat republican and farmerla Dor They are a determined group and their determination promises to re sult in something of a real signifi cance Inability to Right Airplane Blamed for Crash PILOT SENT HIS SHIP INTO DIVE SAY INSPECTORS Probers Rule Accident at St Ansgar Was Unnecessary DES MOINES July 6 ability of the pilot to bring his ship out of an intentional dive resulted in the July 4 plane crash which killed five persons at St Ansgar the report to the United States de partment of commerce held today Federal and state authorities who investigated the crash said the plane had been flying exceedingly low all day making frequent dives from various altitudes They quoted witnesses as stating that at the time of the accident the plane was put into an inten tional dive at an approximate alti titude of 1000 feet The pilot at tempted to level out at 300 feet but failed to come out of the dive the investigators added It was considered remotely pos sible that some fabric pulled loose from the ship but the authorities held the accident to have been purely the fault of the pilot and to have been unnecessary Charles W Gatschet of Des Moines chairman of the new state aeronautics board prepared the re port which was to be filed with the federal authorities and the Iowa adjutant general Also making the Investigationwere W B Swaney of Fort Dodge board member and R L Stephens of Davenport fed eral aeronautical inspector FUNERALS ARE HELD 3 Physicians Act as Human Laboratories to Test New Vaccine NEW YORK July 7 physicians one a woman are per mitting themselves to be used as human laboratories to test out a new infantile paralysis vaccine So far the experimenters have Buffered no ill effects from yester days injections to determine wheth er the vaccine can safely be used by man It will take a week or ten days to establish this said their leader Dr William H Park direc tor of the city research laboratory end authority on infantile paralysis His colleagues also in the city health service are Dr Josephine Neal and Dr Henry Wirt Jackson The vaccine was prepared from the spinal cord of a monkey inoc culated with infantile paralysis Only monkeys and humans are sus ceptible to the disease ST ANSGAR July services were held yesterday and today in three communities for vic tims who paid with their lives for an airplane accident here Wednes day in which five persons were killed Double funeral services were hek here this afternoon for Ed aw Vaney Libersky brothers who were killed in the crash Rites for the pilot Fred Symington were held this afternoon at Ackley Gladys Ueker and Marvin Miller other passengers killed in the crash were buried yesterday after noon The charred wreckage of the plane only the metal parts remain ing was taken to a junkyard for nothing of value could be salvaged from it Look at Wreckage Inspectors who looked at thi wreckage here yesterday afternooi and who took testimony of eyewit nesses were Charles W Gatschet o Des Moines and W B Swaney o the state aeronautics board and R L Stephens of Davenport aero nautical inspector in Iowa am part of Illinois for the TJnitei States department of commerce A B Livingston of the Waterloo air port and a brother of Johnny Liv ingston who holds many race rec ords also came to look at th wreckage Inspectors studied the flight of th plane as nearly as the eye wit nesses could reconstruct it b words They described how the mo tor had sputtered had gone into tailspin and swung to the grounc striking a telephone pole and bursi ing into flames The plane had com to St Ansgar on a barnstormin Tum to Page 3 Column 1 Wea FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday night and Saturday cooler in east and southern portions Friday night Rising temperatures Sat urday afternoon MINNESOTA Fair Friday night and probably Saturday cooler in southeast portion Fri day night rising temperature Saturday afternoon LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Minimum Thursday 86 Minimum in Night 61 At 8 A M Friday 65 Rainfall 30 Julys total precipitation was boosted Thursday night to inches In the night storm however there was far more wind than rain if a comparison is permissible BLAMED FOR CRASH FRED SYMINGTON battle Buying to Adjust Surpluses Now in Existence Wallace Says Hog Produc tion Control to Center on Feed Crops TRUCK DRIVERS HOLD MEETING Confer With Governor as New Strike Threatens in Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS July Seeking a solution to 6 problems which threaten another truck drivers strike in Minneapolis rep resentatives of employers and truck ers met today with a federal medi ator and Gov Floyd B Olson Representatives of the employes and employers were to confer separ ately with E H Dunnigan Wash ington commissioner of conciliation for the United States department of labor and Governor Olson in an ef fort to reach a basis of conciliation Tonight the drivers union com mittee is sponsoring a mass meeting at the municipal auditorium WASHINGTON July 6 rtary Wallace told newsmen today he farm administrations cattle Buying program would adjust pres ent Beef cattle ani hat control of hog production nex year would probably center on con rol of feed crops Many of our people feel tha control of feed supplies gives auto matic control of livestock produc tion he said Buying of cattle is being dove tailed with other plans of the ad ministration the secretary added and recent rains in the drought area lave not changed the situation ma erially from conditions early in th veek when it was estimated by ad ministration officials that 4091001 cattle in 23 states must be removed mmediately for slaughtering or pas ure feeding in surplus feed areas May Change Situation General rains in the drought area might change the situation Wai ace added but indications were hat these had not occurred An rains will make it possible to devel ope relief plans in a little more orderly fashion he said Buying of cattle with extension o the program to include sheep ma have to be carried beyond nex spring the secretary said Meanwhile the administration an nounced that freight rate reduction on livestock and feed for th drought areas of midwestern nortf central southwestern and western states have been extended to Aug 4 To Appeal Injunction The farm administration mean while announced it had received au thority from the department of jus tice to appeal from an injunctio against enforcement of the mil marketing license for Chicago Wallace1 said the processing ta on hogs probably will be continue for a good many months yet The administration the secretar added is paying out a good deal o money on the cornhog program and money to finance this program must be obtained from the pro cessing tax Wallace added that first paymen under cornhog contracts which wi total about 5130000000 would prob ably be completed late this month or early in August NEA Studies Plan to Seek Half Billion of U S for Schools WASHINGTON July 6 proposal to seek a half billion dol lars in federal money for the public schools was laid before the Nation al Education association today Linked with the request which the resolutions committee proposed to the convention was a statement that such a grant should involve no federal control of the schools The comittee also suggested that Roosevelt policies for slum clear ance housing and unemployment in surance be endorsed This suggestion was made a few hours after applause had greeted Robert C Moore of Carlinsville HI when he criticized President Roosevelt for not sending a message to the gathering GENERAL STRIKE OSSIBILITY FOR SAN FRANCISCO Jnions Plan Meeting as Guardsmen Patrol Waterfront SAN FRANCISCO July 6 ohn OConnell president of the entral Labor Council here an ounced today that representatives f 120 unions with a membership f 45000 persons would meet to ight to discuss the possibility of a eneral strike in sympathy with the maritime unions OConnell made the announce nent as President Roosevelt labor isputes board made another effort o get the marine unions to submit heir dispute with employers to ar itration and the national guard of icially assumed control of the trike torn Sac Francisco water ront Rotten Thing Gov Frank Merriam did a rotten hing when he called out the na ional guard OConnell declared It was unnecessary and uncalled or and the labor unions are up in arms Of course he is running for elec ion but if he thinks that is going o get him votes he is mistaken Two thousand national guards men patrolled the area where 34 persons were shot down at least two pfthem fatally wounded by police gun fire yesterday Scores were gassed beaten and trampled The soldiers occupied the battle ground of the Pacific coast mari time strike during the night Em strikers huddled silently State Gets More Rains Heavy Wind Power Lines Damaged in Central Section of Iowa Almost another third of an inch had been added to Mason Citys rainfall total Friday No damage was reported from a severe wind that struck the North Iowa section about midnight but lasted only a short while Other sections of the state failed to escape damage Workmen Friday began repair of crippled power anc communiation lines and damaged buildings which resulted from storms over the central part of the state Thursday night Meanwhile the weather bureau forecast fair weather for Friday night and Saturday and offered the prospect of warmer weather Satur day Winds battled around picket fires and nursed wounds of yesterdays bloody riots 2 Men Killed Howard Sperry 49 a striking lougshorean and George Couneour akis about 45 identified as a mem ber of the Cooks and Waiters union here and reported to be connected with the international labor de fense league died of bullet wounds Mrs Josephine Fuentes was struck in the head by a bullet while riding through the strike zone in a street car A number of other non combatants were among the in jured From Rincon Hill where the whine of bullets gave the first war note the fighting swept down the waterfront streets to the interna tional longshoremens association headquarters and to Stewart and Market streets It was at this street intersection that a bomb ex ploded during a preparedness day parade in 1916 killing 10 persons md wounding 40 others Calls Out Troops Acting Governor Merriams for mal order calling out the state troops came while the rioting was at its height and the casualty toll steadily mounting before withering volleys from police guns Strikers and their sympathizers hurled bricks and stones and shrieked curses as the fighting raged from the Ferry building south and spread into the adjoiningindustrial sec tion Thousands of curious spectators were imperilled by bullets and gas Street cars making a loop at the Ferry building rumbled for a time through clouds of acid fumes Police bombs detonated in pool halls shops and even hotels as the officers drove strikers to cover and then started to mop up Most Savage Battle The most savage battle of the day waa fought around the I L A headquarters It was in this fight that the two men were killed and most of the injuries were suffered With police firing pistols shot guns tear and nausea gases and pickets replying with cobblestones as they retreated a gutter flowed with the blood of wounded strikers Bullets thudded into the walls oi hotels and industrial buildings and whined through several streetcars From longshore headquarters to which strikers retreated in the Turn to Page 3 Column 1 nd Kaintt Accompanying the high windh which flattened buildings rippec limbs from trees and disrupted power and communication service however were generous rains heav iest of which was 2 inches at Van Meter Dubuque received 140 inches De Moines 121 and Indianola 113 Sixtyeight hundreds of an inch fe at Wateiloo 64 at Sioux City 6 at Marshalltown 40 at Cedar Rap ids 25 at Iowa Falls 29 at For Dodge 24 at Davenport 23 Iowa City 01 at Burlington and trace at Keokiik Creston Stiff At Creston where the state emer gency relief administration Monday is to take over the job of supplying the city with water 61 of an inch of rain fell but the weather bureau said it was insufficient to be of no ticeable benefit as far as the water upply is concerned Temperatures during the last 24 ours were high in the southern art of the state but relatively low ti the northern area Highest read ng was 105 at Clarinda Burlington nd Albia reported 104 Creston and Lamoni 101 and Keokuk 100 Mrs Elmer Snyder of Newton was stunned as she was sitting on he porch of her home when light ning struck a nearby tree Damage of In Poweshiek and Jasper counties yclonic winds resulted in an esti mated damage of Destruc ion of the office and tool shed of he Greenwood cemetery at Nashua caused damage estimated at A silo barn four brooder houses and other outbuildings were demol shed on the farm of E C Cooper near Prairie City at an estimated loss of Power and communication ser vice was disrupted in Des Moines and in several sections roads were blocked due to fallen tree limbs Near Prairie City two steel tow ers carrying electric high line wires GERMANY FEARS TROUBLE FROM STORM TROOPS AntiJewish Activities May Be Quelled as Economic Move ooyriiiht 1934 by The AsoclalM BERLIN July Nazi vigilance against revolt was resumed today with disquieting reports that some ihingmore is brewing among friends of liquidated nazi leaders The nazi party spokesman saic the Roehm revolution had wide ramifications and was well organ ised and that those delegated by Chancellor Hitler to preserve the regime are taking no chances on Roehms sympathizers Storm troopers in civilian clothes under orders not to wear uniform duringa vacation period were re ported to have met today in the Wedding district of Berlin forme stronghold of communists and ti have shouted revenge Vigilance Is Renewed This and other indications th spokesman said have brought re newed vigilance and determinatio to prove once and for all that th iron fist and a strong will rule Germany Further disquieting althoug unsubstantiated reports from th German provinces of renewed ant HIS HOME RAIDED Tlie Berlin home of Vice Chancellor von Papen above was raided by nazi police shortly after It had been announced that he would re main in tlie German cabinet Nazi officials Indicated hi might be stripped of his vice chancellors position and become Saar commissioner Associated Tress PLAN TO PATROL STATE HIGHWAYS DES MOINES July 6 Iowas state highways hencefort will be patrolled each weekend in an effort to curtail the automobiK accident toll Mrs Axel Miller sec retary of state announced today were snapped off and another was uprooted from the ground FIR ARRIVES IN PUERTO RICO Motors Across Island From Western Seaport of Mayaguez ENROUTE WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ACROSS PUERTO RICO July G Roose velt motored across this American possession in the Caribbean today between lines of natives waving flags after an early morning ar rival at the western seaport of Mayaguez Gov Blanton Winship met the president at Mayaguez and rode with him over the mountainous route to the capital San Juan where Roosevelt will spend the night before going to St Thomas Virgin Islands tomorrow A threatened rainfall somewhat dampened the ardor of the reception for the president who rode in an open car and responded to greetings along the way The route followed the coast to Ponce de Leon and into the hills to Cayey Lunch was taken at the res idence of the governor at Jajome Alto The party was due at San Juan for dinner In his first trip ashore since he left the United States Mr Roose velt was cheered in Haiti when he promised prompt withdrawal of American marines HITLER NEARLY SLAIN BRESLAU Germany July 6 Hitler it was revealed today barely escaped assassination Saturday at the hand of Edmund Heines one of those whom Hitler tried to ar rest at Ernst Roehms home near Munich Only through determined and timely intervention of one of the chancellors aides who shot and killed Heines when the latter ran up to Hitler with a revolver was disaster to the chancellor averted it was revealed The story was told to an American citizen residing here by a friend of Heines who was said to be absolutely reliable Heines was chief of police of Breslau and a prominent nazi Jewish activities and events which have disturbed Catholics were heard n Berlin Meanwhile the course of govern ment policy was believed to have aken a step toward conservatism with the delegation of new powers to Kurt Schmitt minister of eco nomics who it was hinted might attempt to quell some aspects of the antiJewish activities of the jovernment in order to better Ger manys economic situation Strengthen Berlin Guard The strengthening of the guard in Berlin was believed to have been decided upon during Hitlers recent conferences with the nazi partys inner council partly as a meas ure of preparation for the eventual disbanding of the storm troops The fact that the storm troops are to be scrapped excepting for a small percentage has not been published but the news was spread to Page 3 Column 5 FIGHT RIOTERS IN AMSTERDAM City Authorities Order No Quarter in Battle With Reds Jobless AMSTERDAM July 6 authorities ordered today that no quarter be given in a two day old battle against doting unemployed and communists Three demonstra tors have been killed and a score in jured Police were ordered to take the most severe measures toward the demonstrators who have barricad ed themselves in the Jordaam workers district Disturbances Continue Disturbances continued this aft ernoon with increased violence Au thorities considered asking for mili tary reinforcements Special guards were posted at the gas works and other public utilities and barricades were erected cutting off the affect ed area The rioters are protesting a dole cut They resisted repeated police charges after rebuilding barricades which were torn down during the night 800 Military Police As one of the first measures for coping with the more serious situa tion 300 mounted military police were brought into the city All traffic police were withdrawn from their posts while armed pa trols marched through the menaced areas The minister of the interior was conferring with the ministers of justice and defense regarding meas ures to handle the disorders ASK GRAND JURY PROBE OF SIOUX CITY 1AIL FORCE State Officials Report Securities Found in Beddows Cell DBS MOINES July 6 covery of in forged bonds in Woodbury county jail was disclosed today by Chief Park A Findlcy of he state bureau of investigation The issues Findley said are orgeries of Omaha street improve ment bonds They were found in the cell occupied by Frank Beddow vhile he was awaiting transfer to Leavenworth penitentiary to be gIn a six year sentence for conspira cy to defraud the government by forgery of worth of liberty bonds Attorney General Edward L OConnor today recommended to Woodbury County Attorney Max Duckworth that a special grand jury be summoned to investigate the mysterious presence of the forged bonds in the jail at Sioux City Kept Secret The discovery of the bonds had been carefully guarded until today while state agents made a thorough investigation OConnor said he believed the grand jury should determine I Why a Woodbury county deputy sheriff drove Beddows parents and Mrs Irene Olson to Strawberry Point in an effort to persuade a bank there to accept the bonds as security for a loan while Beddow was in jail Why a Woodbury county deputy sheriff secreted the bonds in his locker after they had been found in a hayloft where Beddow and Mrs Olson were captured after Beddow escaped jail at Sioux City May 14 Found in Cell Why tiie bonds later were found in Beddows jail cell after his re capture although he had been searched OConnor said he recommended that all employes of the Woodbury county jail be summoned before the grand jury in an effort to determine how the bonds were manipulated between Beddow deputy sheriffs and Beddows family and friends while Beddow was still in jail The forged bonds Findley said carried four and onehalf per cent interest coupons whereas the genuine bonds of the same issue were four and onefourth per cent interest bearing Offered as Collateral County Attorney Duckworth dis covered the bonds in Beddows cell OConnor said and subsequent in vestigation by state agents revealed that they had been offered as col lateral to the Strawberry Point banlr and that for a time they were hid den in a jail locker Immediately alter Beddows cap ture in the haymow to which he fled May 14 Findley said the bonds were secreted in a deputy sheriffs automobile Later they were transferred to a private locker in the jail Findley said his agents had ascertained Finally they were recovered by Duckworth in Beddows jail cell Receives Skull Fracture SPRIT LAKE July 6 Charles Faust 23 of Minneapolis received a basal skull fracture last nightwhen the car he was driving wasstruck by a Chicago Milwaukee motor coach Two Brothers Executed in Lethal Gas Chamber POISON IVY Pay With Their Lives for Arizona Murder of Prospector STATE PRISON FLORENCE Ariz July 6 brothers Manuel 18 and Fred Hernandez 19 paid with their lives at a m today In Arizonas lethal gas chamber for the murder of Charles Washburn aged prospector of Needles Cal in a holdup near Casa Grande Ariz in which was obtained The boys were brought into the death box about a m and started breathing the deadly cyan ide fumes at a m Two min utes later Fred was pronounced dead A minute later Manuel was dead Witnesses Ordered Out Forty witnesses were ordered out of the space surrounding the death chamber Before either of the prisoners had taken a deep breath of the fumes Ofticials said gas was leaking from the box Witnesses filed out in an orderly manner ana none was affected by the escaping fumes None of the witnesses was pres ent when the boys were led from their death cells upon the iron stairs to the chamber where they were seated in a double chair and strapped to it side by side but Manuels voice shouting Spanish could be heard Turn to Each Other As the boys waited for a string to be cut outside the chamber which would drop a mesh bag con taining 15 deadly pills into an acid mixture to create the lethal fumes they turned toward each other and their lips moved The execution marked the first infliction of the death penalty by iethal gas in Arizona and the first double execution by this method in the United States There are two important things to know about ivy and sumac poi how to prevent the affliction by being able to recog nize and avoid the poisonous plants second the treatment that should be given a victim The first is the more important because practical ly all cases of this poisoning could have been avoided but for ignor ance or carelessness Send to our Washington Information Bureau for a 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