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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 16, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AJUL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FJVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 16 1934 i PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 239 Has Trouble in Starting Committee Has Job of Getting Demos ReElected By HERBERT PLUMMEK July 16 The democratic senatorial elec tions committee charged with the duty of seeing that the party at least retains and if possible in cr eases its strength in the senate in the fall elections is hav ing difficulty in getting started Senator Jim Ham Lewis of Illinois chair man has yet to call a meeting of his committee No one seems to know just what to do The uncertainty is due in large part to the administration itself Members of the committee are not at all sure what course President Roosevelt intenns to pursue with regard to the progressive republi can senators up for reelection this year who have supported him Lewis has talked with the presi dent but judging from what he said after their conversation everything still is nebulous Until the adminis trations plans are known definitely Lewis and his committee likely will stay dormant Leaders See Red The administrations blessingal ready has been bestowed on Hiram Johnson of California While John son will run as a republican he is certain of the best wishes of the democrats Two other progressive republi of Wisconsin and Cutting of New yet have received no such assurances Mr Roosevelt however is scheduled to make a speech at Green Bay Wis enroute to Washington from Ms va cation trip to Hawaii Whether he plans something to further the LaFollette cause on that occasion is a subject of much spec ulation All talk of the possibility of the president indorsing progressive re publican senators who have sup ported him and his policies makes the regular state democratic or ganizations and the more conserva tive party leaders see red They contend that the opportunity for electing regular democrats this year is brighter than ever before Desertions Recalled They declare further that the president should be concerned in having regular democrats in the senate on whom he can rely when the administration needs support These party stalwarts havent forgotten how the progressive re publicans deserted the administra tion on the question of reducing the compensation of exservice men in the last congress And there have been other occasions when they re fused to stand hitched Meanwhile the Lewis committee is marking time Its personnel is about perfect from a geographical standpoint and ready to swing into action when the political atmos phere becomes a bit clearer Iowa Farmer Drowned IOWA CITY July 16 niens Miller SO farmer near Kalona 15 miles south of here drowned when he stepped into a hole in the English river while he was wading Weal FORECAST IOWA Unsettled Monday night and Tuesday Prabably scattered thundershowers Warmer Tuesday in northeast and extreme east portions MINNESOTA Possibly scat tered showers or thunderstorms Monday night or Tuesday ex cept generally fair along Lake Superior Monday night some what warmer Tuesday and near Twin Cities and extreme north west Monday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock a m Monday Maximum Sunday 79 Minimum in Night 66 At 8 A M Monday 73 Rainfall 75 Figures for 24 hour period endin at 8 oclock Sunda morning Maximum Saturday 91 Minimum in Night 63 Julys precipitation was shoved to 361 inches by a series of electric storms which got under way Sunday afternoon and continued through the entire night The total of three quarters of an inch deposited in the GlobeGazettes rain gage haa been exceeded only twice in a 24 hour pe riod this summer FRISCO STRIKE COES IN EFFECT Substantial Reduction of Property Taxes Seen RESULT OF TAX ON SALES TO BE NOTED FOR 1935 Director Is Gratified Little Criticism That Exists by Iowa Dnlly Hotel Fort DCS Moines By JAMES MAXWELL DES MOINES July tial reductions of taxes on property should be apparent in 1935 as a re sult of the sales tax according to a statement of Ray Murphy chair man of the state board of assess ment and review after an official survey of part of the state showed that opposition to the sales tax is based upon ignorance of how the money collected is to be spent The director of collections Fred H Wray made the survey for the board and reported that he was gratified by the little criticism that exists Murphy explained that the pro ceeds of the sales tax are to be used as the law directs for the following purposes Used to Pay Costs Three per cent but no more of the amount taken in may be used to pay costs of administration of the act and of making collections 3000000 in 1934 only shall be placed in the state emergency re lief fund Each year is to go to pay part of the general expense of the state government part of the state levy against prop And beginning in 1935 and every year thereafter the balance of the tax collected after administration costs and the states part is de ducted will be prorated to counties on the basis of the assessed valua tions replacing part of the county levy against Statement by Murphy Chairman Murphys statement is as follows The passage of house file No 1 by the recent special session of the fortyfifth general assembly marked the first great change in the tax laws of Iowa designed to replace in part the tax on property Everyone has agreed upon the necessity of re lief with respect to property taxa tion The new three way tax law was passed which declared Intention by the legislature of equalizing taxation and replacing in part the tax on property That purpose is expressed in the act While the salestax feature it is believed will raise much the great est part of the revenues to be de rived from the act it should not be overlooked by the taxpayers of the state that the act provides two other extremely important methods of taxation a personal net and a business tax on corporations In per iods of normal business both of these may well be expected to make important contributions to the re lief of the tax on poperty The rev Turn to Page 3 Column 4 MILK PRICE WAR HALTED BY AAA Dairy Section Asks CoOp at Cedar Rapids to Hold Up Price Cut CEDAR RAPIDS July 16 threatened milk price war between the Cedar Rapids CoOperative Dairy farmer owned concern and independent producers and producer distributors was halted today when the dairy section of the AAA asked the cooperative to withhold a re duction in price to Us distributors scheduled to go into effect this morning A representative of the agricul tural adjustment administration will be sent here to help iron out the sit uation A reduction from S185 a hundred weight to S130 had been ordered by the cooperative in an effort to force a showdown on the milk licensing question It was charged by the coopera tive that the independents had cut prices until they and the producer distributors had practically taken over the local market PIONEER SUCCUMBS MRS C CUKRII5 MRS C C WE DIES AT HOME Wife of Early Businessman in Mason City Will Be Buried Tuesday Mrs C Currie So wife of a pion eer Mason City businessman died at oclock Monday morning at her home 315 Madison avenue northwest She had been an invalid for about 6 years and succumbed to weaknessesof oldage Inrecent years she bad suffered slight strokes Mrs Currie whose maiden name was Louisa H Bond was born Sept 29 1S4S in Greene Lake county Wis She lived there during her girlhood and on Nov 12 1871 was married to Mr Currie Settled on Claim Immediately following their mar riage she came to Kossuth county near Titonka settling on a claim that had been taken up by her hus band In 1881 they came to Mason City and shortly afterward Mr Cur rie established a hardware business now known as CurrieVan Ness Hardware company a son Frank R continuing in the firm Three children were born to the couple Battle F Frank R and May H Hattie preceded her mother in death 19 years ago Her son Frank R resides at 416 Adams avenue northwest and May now Mrs H W Odle lives at 321 Madi son avenue northwest There are also four grandchildren Francis H and Josephine Odle and Richard L and Harriet J Currie and a great grandchild Barbara Jean Odle From childhood Mrs Currie had been a member of the Methodist church and a prominent worker in that church She was also affiliated with the Midland club Her home and family were always her chief interests Dies on Husbands Birthday Her death occurred on the eighty seventh birthday of her husband who has not been active in the busi ness for some time Besides her husband and two children she is survived by two sisters Mrs S H Lumbar and Lilly M Bond of Colo rado Springs Colo who may not be able to attend the services be cause of their advanced ages Mrs Walter Dean of Traer a niece will attend the rites Funeral services will be conduct ed at 4 oclock Tuesday afternoon at the First Methodist church Wil liam H Spence pastor of the church will officiate at the rites Interment will be made in Elmwooc cemetery The body is now at the Randall funeral home The sixtieth wedding anniversary of Mr and Mrs served in 1931 Currie was ob PLANS TO START STRIKE PROCEED IN MINNEAPOLIS Governor Attends Last Minute Conferences to Block Move MINNEAPOLIS July 16 Pi Plans for the start of a strike of union truck drivers which union heads estimate will affect 6000 truck drivers and helpers proceeded here today despite conferences call ed in last minute efforts to reach an agreement and avert repetition of the 11 day strike in May which brought death to two men and tied up commercial truck transporta tion E H Dunnigan federal labor con ciliator and Gov Floyd B Olson called both the employing groups and labor leaders into session today to consider a proposal affecting working conditions Dunnigan ex pressed the opinion some agreement may be reached Sees Ray of Hope I think we will have some def inite information by midafternoon and I think there is a ray of hope for conciliation Dunnigan said At union headquarters however Vincent Dunn union organizer an nounced plans for picketing the city in an effort to tie up truck trans portation Dunn said only truck drivers and theirhelperswould be affectedat first One of the demands of the union which also asks wage ad justments has asked inclusion in its union of any workers at plants em ploying truck drivers who wish to affiliate Employers representatives contend the truck drivers union should be limited to workers drive trucks and those who load and unload them Exceptions Made Dunn said exceptions from the order to halt turcks would be made in the case of milk wagons news paper trucks gasoline trucks and farm trucks having permits from the Farmers Holiday association No attempt will be made he said to close gasoline filling stations pending negotiations now in pro gress Meantime Chief M J Johannes of the police department presented a budget for 1935 calling for addi tion of 40 officers to the force a doubled motorcycle patrol and 800 rifles with bayonets to be used in times of civil disorder Two Men Injured KOHLER Wis July 16 Two men a striker and a deputy were injured today as some 1000 pickets began the strike at the Kohler company factory by success fully preventing most of the em ployes scheduled to report for work from entering the four block long plant August Miller Kohler a deputy sheriff was pummeled by pickets after he used his club oil Chris Lehning 40 Sheboygan Brother officers rescued Miller and Lehn ing was sent to a Sheboygan hos pital for treatment of minor in juries to his head The disturbance occurred as the office force arrived for work to find the pickets parading with banners and slogans and more than IOOO spectators jamming the streets Man Who Broke Jail at Carroll Arrested COUNCIL BLUFFS July 16 Bisko 22 who broke out of jail Sunday at Carroll was arrested here this morning by police detec tives after he had eaten breakfast at Salvation Army headquarters He will be returned to Carroll to day FEAR OF VIOLENCE FAMINE GRIPS SAN FRANCISCO Wave of Terror Brings Four Deaths in Austria VIENNA July 16 mail boxes and public and dynamite wrote a grim answer today to Chancellor Dollfuss rigid campaign to suppress nazis Political violence brought four deaths widespread bomb damage and a wave of terror over the weekend Cities were thrown into darkness as defiant opponents of the Doll fuss regime renewed their activity Transportation services were crip pled dynamite wrecked telephone places Socialists under cover since the bloody civil war of February ap parently have started another of fensive against the government Republican guardists attempted to hold a meeting in the Vienna Woods near Kaltenleutgeben yes terday with nearly 1000 socialists on hand Two fascists tipped off gendarmes and their appearance on the scene brought on fighting As a general strike in San Francisco folloived the maritime walkout pickets congregated and halted trucks bearing produce and other supplies as shown above Pickets flagged trucks and warn ed drivers to cease haulinjj opera tions Among groups voting to join the strike was the teamsters union whose president Michael Casey is shown wielding his gavel to signify that the vote to join the walkout had curried San Francisco was gripped by fear of violence and famine As sociated Press LOCAL LIQUOR OPTION SOUGHT Creation of Young G 0 P Committee Will Come Up at Convention Inua Hotel Dully Press Assn Fort DCS Molncs By JAMES MAXWELL DES MOINES July cre ation of a young republican state executive committee with represen tation in the partys state central committee and a local option liquor plank are the two most important resolutions to come before the re republican state convention which meets in Des Moines Wednesday according to persons recognized as insiders in Iowa republican affairs Advocates of the recognition of the younger members of the party base their attitude on resolutions drawn at the national convention of young republicans at Chicago last week which said in part we be lieve the new republican party should be an aggressive party with leadership characterized by a part nership of the wisdom and experi ence of the older leaders and the energy and idealism of the younger Proposed by Committee The plank which will be proposed to the resolutions committee will propose a young republican execu tive committee with a statewide membership with a chairman and vice chairman and the usual of ficers and the regular republican state central committee will be re quested to allow the new committee to be represented officially in its councils responsibilities and patron age It is reported that members of the resolutions committee ftivor the creation of the new body nnd that it will favorably report the pro posal to the convention with a rec ommendation that it be passed The local option plank which will be considered will propose option by counties and condemn the state monopoly of liquor sales Before it is considered by the convention the resolution it is said may even pro pose the abolition of the liquor com mission as well as county local op tion and propose the sale of liquor Turn to race 3 Column 1 Church Near KanawhaHit by Lightning Rains Drench Nearly Every Section of State Heavy rains drenched most sec tions of Iowa Sunday night and Monday soaking the ground and definitely putting an end to the drought Some crop damage from the wind was reported and a rural church near Kanawha struck by lightning was destroyed by fire Mason City bad 75 of an inch of rainfall About oclock Monday morn ing during a severe electrical storm lightningbit the Lutheran church 3 miles east of Kanawha on the northwest side of West Lake The structure burst into flames and was quickly destroyed Windows Are Broken The impact of the bolt of light ning was sufficiently strong to throw some of the glass from the windows into the road This church which was about 40 years old was a landmark in the Kanawha vicin ity Although regular services had not been held in the church recent ly it had been in use It was remod eled last year Of wood construc tion it was 40 by 60 feet Heavy rain fell Sunday afternoon and night in Garner and Woden Farmers in the vicinity of Woden report that twothirds of the corn has been broken off in the high wind and rainstorms of the past few days Much of the cora has been flattened Dies of Prostration John Barnes 21 son of Mr and Mrs W S Barnes of Tabor died Sunday night from heat prostration following an accident Friday when a hay fork pierced his chest Unsettled weather was forecast for Iowa Tuesday by the Des Moines bureau which further pre dicted warmer in northeast and ex treme east portions A good share of the state sizzled over the weekend with tempera tures which reached a high of 109 Tun to Page 3 Column 3 19 RESTAURANTS TO FEED FRISCO Union Labor Status Firsi Consideration Location and Size Next SAN FRANCISCO July 16 Nineteen restaurants were designat ed today by the general strike com mittee to feed the thousands who daily depend upon San Franciscos 2000 eating places for food The 19 places selected are not those of which residents boast Nat urally union labor status was given irst consideration location and seating capacity next Dairy lunch rooms accounted for about half of the 19 Not one of San Franciscos highly praised for eign restaurants was on the list The restaurant diners were not he only San Franciscans on ra tions Consider this Groceries with any stocks re naining at the panic iuying of the last half of last week only five pounds of sugar en pounds of flour one dozen eggs and one pound of butter to a cus tomer For the city as a whole the strike committee prepared today to estab ish depots where fresh jut no be purchased ay the public They disclosed no de tails There was no Interruption in milk and bread deliveries THEY TRAFFIC HALTS STORES LOOTED TRUCKS DUMPED ear of Violence and Hunger Grips People i of Bay City SAN FRANCISCO July 16 ompletely paralyzing the metropol an area with a population of more mn 1300000 persons the general trike called by labor unionsbe amc effective at 8 a m today All business and traffic ceased and he national guard moved swiftly to revent violence Tanks were enroute to the city earing machine guns and one ounder guns Orders to proceed at once to the icge area were received by the 60th infantry at Los Angeles Artillery Unit Called A field artillery unit got under vay from Salinas with 75 millime er guns The national guard force here was ncreased to 4000 men 2000 troop rs being moved quickly into the ity Headquarters of the guard on the vaterfront was a scene of feverish activity As fear of hunger and violence gripped the hearts of the residents of the San Francisco bay area all municipal streetcars followed other cars and taxis into idleness Those who went to work despite the 8 oclock walkout of most labor un ions walked or thumbed rides in the few remaining automobiles Violence Breaks Out Violence broke out here and in the Transbay region Police said a mob of nearly 1500inea storaed and looted a grocery store at Twen tythird and Mission streets At Hayward 50 men raided an al leged communistic headquarters dragged the furniture to a nearby iot and set it afire Pickets approached pedestrians and warned them not to go to work Arising early thousands of per ons trudged miles to their offices Most of them ignored the passing lutomobiles apparently fearing ven private machines would be at acked Mayor Target for Abuse Mayor Angelo Rossi whose plea 0 acting Governor Frank Merriam tad resulted in more guardsmen be ng rushed here was the target for ibuse shouted by six alleged com nunists as he came to the hall of ustice to confer on the strike crisis Chief of Police William J Quinn jersonally came to the mayors aid md arrested the men Running the strike blockade un der the state highway police convoy he first fleet of trucks laden with ood neared San Francisco from Sacramento Trucks Heavily Guarded The heavily guarded trucks car meat bread and fresh produce Acts of violence increased alarm ngly in the East Bay region An egg truck was overturned at San Ramon Strike pickets cruised n Livermore issuing warnings to jasoline station operators to close up Either close up in two hours or Turn to Pace 3 Column S By ASSOCIATED PRESS Mayor Angelo J Rossi of San Francisco We are confronted by the most serious situation which has beset us since the disaster of Hugh S Johnson NRA chief Why this situation should last 2 hours longer is beyond my compre hension Statement of strategy commit tee of Central Labor council Port land Ore This committee is pro ceeding with all possible haste to Turn to Pane 3 Column 1 Roosevelt Rests as Cruiser Carries Him on Toward Hawai ABOARD THE U S S NEW OR LEANS ACCOMPANYING PRESI DENT ROOSEVELT July 16 President Roosevelt rested today a the cruiser Houston carried him to ward Hawaii and more fishing The vcssei on Mr Roosevelts or ders headed for Clippcrton islan a small Pacific spot where fishing is reported to be splendid Present plans arc to anchor off the island Tuesday Mr Roosevelt and his sons Frank lin Jr and John attended a re ligious service on the deck of the Houston yesterday As Good as New This offering fits in perfectly with the nationwide movement to boost business and to relieve unemploy ment and it does this on the sound est of bases for modernizing ex perts say that every dollar spent intelligently in bringing an old house up to date adds three dollars to the value of the property More over an old house modernized is not only enhanced in value itself com munity values are increased and other property owners are stimu lated to similar undertakings You can obtain a copy of this valuable booklet only 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