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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 17, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                E n 1 r I T North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PKESS LSASSD WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 17 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 240 7s Johnson on Way Out Speculation Caused by Plan to Quit as NRA Head By HERBERT PLUMMKR ASHINGTON July 17 will be open t debate probabl for some time t come as to jus what brough General Hug Johnson aroun to his decisio that the perio of oneman ac ministration o NRA is ready t be Apparently th man who gener ally is recognize as second only t President Roose velt as the most colorful figure ii the new deal is soon to go inti eclipse Is it voluntary or forced That the question which doubtless will b argued on countless fronts for day to come It has been evident for a long tim that certain factions within the ad ministrations inner circle have fel the time had come for the genera to relinquish the controls of NRA Although quick to admit he has per formed the task originally assigned to him in magnificent fashion thej insisted the present situation in NRA required a more peaceful a calmer administration than that af forded by Johnson TeteATete Some contend that the most per sausive and soft spoken big shots of the new deal were delegated ti woo the general tothis way of thinking It is even hinted the woo ing took place during a recent short vacation Johnson took while he golfed and rested at a spa in up New York The whole thing had to be han d The generals the other hand tie contention iS made that Johnson on his respon sibility recommended to the presi dent aboiitioa of the oneman ad ministration of NRA Only his intense loyalty to the president amounting to devotion and his determination to finish the job he set out to do are declared to be the reasons he has remained as loflg as he has Worn Out on Task Those who saw the general at his press conference on the day he announced he had made his recom mendations to Mr Roosevelt were struck by his appearance of utter fatigue No one doubts the fact that he is worn out physically He has driven himself almost to the point of ex haustion and collapse by the long and punishing hours he has put in on the job The best guess of Washington ob servers is that he will make his swing through the west a last and vivid event in keeping with those in which he has figured so prominently since NRA was born Then they hazard hell before congress reconvenes in January Social Worker Will Check Complaints in Madison County DBS MOINES July 17 social worker will be sent to Madi son county tomorrow to check complaints filed with E H Mulock state emergency relief director against Stanley Krell county over seer of the poor Mulocfc said today The complaints concerned Krells methods of handling relief and the amounts of relief the unemployed are receiving TfeWeather FORECAST IOWA Mostly unsettled prob ably showers or thunderstorms Tuesday night and in extreme east portion Wednesday morn ing Warmer Wednesday and slightly warmer in east central portion Tuesday night MINNESOTA Ge n e r a 11 y fair Tuesday night and Wed nesday slightly warmer Tues day nigbt warmer Wednesdny hi cast and south portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 72 Minimum in Night 64 At 8 A M 71 Rainfall 25 Three and eightysix hundredths inches of rain is the July total thus far Much corn has reached the tas sel stage and lawns are booming un der the influence of abundant mois ture BABY FOUND MOTHER COLLAPSES Governor Calls Troops in Minneapolis Strike PLANS TO TAKE NO CHANCES ON ANY BLOODSHED Market Area Where Two Lost Their Lives in May Quiet MINNEAPOLIS July 17 Gov Floyd B Olson in two drama tic moves acted today to preven repetition in the present strike 0 an estimated Minneapoli truck drivers of the two deaths am bloodshed which occurred in rioting in a strike by the same group it May Simultaneously while Minneapo Us authorities were preparing t ask aid Governor Olson ordered a battalion of national guardsmen to be mobilized and stationed at the Minneapolis armory and issued a statement promising to use everj recourse at my command to protec the citizens of Minneapolis Expects No Disorders Adjt Gen Ellard A Walsh through whom the mobilization or der was issued calling for a bat talion of guardsmen to stand in readiness to prevent violence said he did not expect disorders He concluded by refusing to tak sides promising to discipline either Or both conflicting groups if cir cumstances require and expressing hope for an early settlement atmidnigh lastnight was in an effort by the truck drivers to force wage in creases and the union right to rep resent inside workers Market District Quiet The market district scene of dis orders and two deaths in the May strike when thousands of strikers gathered to halt truck movements was quiet today Only small groups of pickets were on hand There were no attempts to oper ate trucks in the market district but it was reported that a few trucks had been stopped in some parts of the city while a number of others were allowed to enter With few exceptions union lead ers said the union means to stop all truck transportation in the city The exceptions include milk wagons ice brewery oil city and Sanitary trucks Taxis will be al owed on the street Confer With Oil Firms Ray Dunne one of the strike leaders announced that he had a etter from 19 oil companies askirtg an arbitration conference this morning The stations will be al owed to operate pending the out come of the conference he said The first concentrated drive of he strikers is expected to be against the city market district Ar angements have been made with the Farm Holiday association and he Market Gardeners association o allow its members to enter the ity provided they show their mem ership and have union permits De iveries will be made only to homes and stores but not to the city mar ket Reaffirm Decision Lengthy conferences yesterday ailed to bring any agreement and he union finally reaffirmed by ac lamation its previous decision to make the strike effective at mifl ight last night the deadline set ast week Governor Olson and E H Dunni an federal negotiator made stren ous last minute attempts to stave Tun o Page 3 Column t YOUTH AND IOWA BRIDE RELEASED reed From St Louis Jail After Father Sanctions Elopement ST LOUIS July 17 Vhitehead 22 and his 17 year old ride of a day Mrs Bertha Kincher Vhitehead who eloped from Clin on Iowa the brides home were eleased from the St Louis city jail ast night after the brides father elegraphed his sanction of the mar age The couple was arrested at the equest of Clinton authorities and eld until word was received from he father They left Clinton Satur ay and hitch hiked to Virginia where they were married Sun ay Whiteheads home is in St Louis MANY THOUSANDS OF WORKERS ON STRIKE IN UNITED STATES By Associated Press NOW ON STKIKE San Francisco Bay union workers Huntsville textile workers in various Alabama ci ties San Antonio Texas called out pecan shellere Dayville woolen mill workers truck driv ers Kohler plumbing quipment workers Danbury hat fur cutters Portland long shoremen seamen and grain handlers longshoreman and other maritime workers Los longsore men and seamen 250 hosiery workers THREATENED STRIKES Portland walk out New maritime workers New knit goods workers drivers Los Angeles garment workers Aug Strikers Storm Force It to Shut 20 Textile Mills Closed in Alabama and in Big Walkout HUNTSVILLE July 17 OP Strikers stormed the Fletcher cot ton mill here today shortly after statewide walkout had been called and forced it to be closed Armed with clubs textile worker swarmed about the plant calling o the workers within to quit thei jobs Police and special deputies armed with one machine gun and high powered rifles rushed to the scene but the closing down of th mill ended the tense situation As the day wore on mills at An niston Florence Jasper and Cor dova were added to the list of those closed by the walkout and mills closed reached 20 Employes out were estimated at more than No trouble was reported in the state other than that at the Fletcher mill here Closingof that plant re duced to zero textile operations in Huntsville largest of Alabamas cotton manufacturing centers Al Ax of the citys mills were out in approximately work ers MAN CAN SERVE ON SENTENCE BETWEEN JOBS JUDGE SAYS EMMETSBURG July lonarch 27 of West Bend pleaded juilty to charges of breaking and entering and was sentenced by udge F C Davidson here Monday o one year in the Palo Alto coun y jail Nine months of the sentence ere suspended the other three to e served when Monarch is not em ioyed at any available work If his term has not been served y Dec 1 however he must com lete it beginning then the court uled In the meantime Monarch has worked as a farm laborer nay serve from time to time if no ob conflicts the time thus served o be applied on his sentence The breaking and entering barges resulted when he was found rowling in the Jensen and Bolstead rocery store two weeks ago at Vest Bend He had entered by reaking a rear window Staudt Marble Rock Injured When Thrown in Air by Young Bull MARBLE ROCK July ick Staudt was severely bruised y an attack of a young bull at his ome aorhteast of town Monday lorning The animal threw him ver its head then left him No ones were broken Frisco Has Appearance of Holiday fcX People Have Lots ol Time and Nothing Much to Do SAN FRANCISCO July 17 Like the man who was an dresse up with no place to go San Fran Cisco has lots of time but little t do The strike besieged city took o the appearance of a par ade day in a town that loves par adcs but everything seemed tops turvy Crowds were where the shouldnt be Vestless men with the open tie less collars of workmen walked be tween the smart stores of Gran street where only a few of the cus ternary modishly dressed wome shopped Well dressed men and wome stood in a line at lunch counter they wouldnt have noticed las week Watch From Roofs Hilltop dwellers spend their tim on rooftops watching through fiel glasses and telescopes for the didnt know what A city of people averse to walk ing spent the day on foot Some too it in jest walking more miles t work than they had walked in week before To some strugglin slowly on crutches limping o canes or overworking aged legs un accustomed to walking the day wa a painful trial at Jeisure oy wide Market street deserted byil four lanes of clanging train cars Talk About Food People window shopped in th empty front displays of closed foo stores They talked of unions anc food instead of work and weather By night they had become ex ceedingjy bored No movies n dances no night clubs no refresh ments not even the familiar shoot ing gallery on Seventh street wa open The Curran theater wher Jane Cowl was to have played an other week in The Shining Hour was dark Perhaps it was the first of many such Alipe in Wonderland days A young woman night tim shopper had just been told her gro cer had no more coffee A Union It seems too she said t have everything we need and wan all around us and not be able to et a A man came in Are you a union grocer The storekeeper hesitated sure Well you wont get any of my And the investigating customer stalked out the grocer asked what is a union grocer At a nervous bridge party middle aged women began to cry when hey heard Gov Frank Merriam say over the radio my concern is the ceding of many thousands of men women and children whose ordinary Torn lo Fane 3 Column 1 ARSENAL FOUND INU BUILDING Munitions Turned Over to Cuban Authorities by Ambassador HAVANA July 17 small irsenal found secreted in a build ng owned by the United States and vhich once housed its legation was onfiscated today by the Cuban government Jefferson Caffery American am assador turned the munitions over o authorities after being informed f their presence by Col Fulgencio Satista commanderinchief of the Cuban army Approximately 500 rifles a nunv er of machine guns and a quantity f ammunition were found in the lace which is in a suburb and is o longer used for official pur oses The Negro caretaker said a group f men from the revolutionary ABC ociety brought the arms there last all sayingtheir lives were in dan er and they needed a hiding place or the weapons The material which was found an old abandoned legation build ng in the distant suburb of affery said was of course placed iere without the knowledge of any merican official and was removed soon as the embassy ascertained was PROPOSAL MADE TOENDWALKOUT ON WEST COAST New Move Is Revealed as Strike Spreads to East Bay Cities SAN FRANCISCO July 17 A member of President Roosevelts labor disputes board revealed todaj that a definite proposal is unde way to end the general strike by submitting the entire controvers to arbitration with the immediat return to work of all men involved Meanwhile the San Francises general strike was extended to th East bay cities today and the ful strength of the states nationa guard ringed strategic points with walls of steel Some union workers joinei the paralyzing walkout increasing the ranks of the strikers to Motors roaring big transpor trucks convoyed more troops to th battle fronts and heavily guarde machines began to tiring food sup plies to the population of persons Proclamation Issued As the East bay strike became ef fective Mayor Murray of Alabam issued a proclamation declaring h would control the situation The crews of the Key system fei ryboats and trains joined the atrik crowd like sardines into the South era Pacific boats and cars An almost ominous calm hun over San Franciscos streets whe municipal streetcars resumed thei interrupted service Meanwhile civic and militar forces pressed forward in thei plans to rush supplies through picket lines in outlying districts General Hugh Johnson NRA ad ministrator was expected to con fer with President Roosevelts la bor disputes board Distribute Foodstuffs Mayor Ross and his committee of 500 citizens were perfecting plans to distribute foodstuffs National guardsmen hastily erected barricades throughout commission district here to furnish protection for trucks bearing vege tables and other produce Union executive committee mem bers took up the question of issu ng more permits for restaurants to operate here and feed thousands of persons who were unable to get their meals at the 19official cafes Steps to prevent violence in the East bay were taken when the strike spread there Copp With Violence Civil authorities arranged to cope with violence and aerial bombs fire sirens radio and telephones were to be used for mobilization pur poses With todays walkouts in sup port of the prolonged longshore mens and maritime strike union labor had brought virtually its full strength of members in the bay region behind the genera strike movement which leaders say is in defense of the Ameri can principles of organization and collective Over Portland also block aded for more than two months be cause of the maritime conflict general strike clouds hover Ths central labor council representing 85 unions authorized its strategy icmmittee to use its best judg ment in the matter of calling a mass walkout Portland May Strike The Portland strike if called will probably start at 5 p m tomor OW Gov Julius L Meter of Oregon as communicated with President Roosevelt now enroute to Honolulu Jnited States Senator Robert F agner author of federal labor egisiation is hastening toward the iregon city by airplane to aid me iation of the maritime dispute Pleas for drastic action including an appeal for martial law came rom San Francisco civic and busi ess organizations today as the Tom io PSKC 3 CVilumn 2 THEIR BABY BROTHER HOME PRESIDENT GETS NEWS OF STRIKE U S S HOUSTON July 17 ne news of strike developments on he Pacific coast was relayed to resident Roosevelt today as ho ached Clipperton Island He with eld comment The brother and sisters of little Bobby Connor missing baby of Hartsdale N were at their grandmothers home in Bridgeport when their brother was found in the woods back of his home Left to right Joan 4 Richard 7 and Claire Associated Press Iowa Republican Leaders Tune Up for Convention Party Platform Major Task Before Group at Des Moines By HARTXELL SPENCE United Press Staff Correspondent DES MOINES July 17 UP Heavy thunder of republican guns reverberated through hotel lobbies today as leaders of Iowas G O P tuned up for tomorrows state con vention Although the obvious business of he convention was selection of arty candidates for lieutenant gov ernor secretary of agriculture and attorney general more vital to the rartys welfare in the coming test it the polls was the party platform Republicans are the minority Darty and are faced by a united opposition which on the wings of resident Roosevelts ma ority in Iowa in 1932 won com mand of state offices and the legis ature It was Iowas first demo ratic governor since 1S91 Wield Heavy Hammers The best carpenters in republican anks consequently are wielding teavy hammers to nail national is ue planks into the state platform he party probably will make na ional recovery the momentous is ue of the Nov 6 election thus in augurating a drive capable of turn ng the autumn campaign into a reeforall fight Hard pressed for funds the re lUblicans will also be faced with the necessity of rigid economy vhich may take the campaign far her out of the hands of the cen ral committee and deeper into the ounty and city organizations Caucuses by counties and delega ons will start informally tonight y 10 a m tomorrow the elegates will be ready for con gressional district caucuses which select state cornmitteemen and omen and recommend resolutions i the resolutions committee Grimes Is Keynoter The main convention will assem le in the coliseum about 11 a m o hear the keynote speech of J I Grimes Osceola newspaper cdi or The convention will then select a mining mate for Dan W Turner rom among four candidates for WHITER TO FACE Stuttering Italian Arrested for Englands Second Trunk Slaying LONDON July 17 Mancini the stuttering Italian waiter was charged today with the wilful murder of Mrs Violette Kaye known as Mrs Violette professional dancer She was the victim of The Brigh ton trunk crime No Her body was discovered jammed in a trunk with the head and arms of another woman believec dismembered from the torso discovered a month ago in a trunk in the Brighton railroad station Mancini was arrested early today in southeast London and questioned by Scotland Yard detectives At the end of their grilling they charged lum with murder and arranged for his appearance in police court to morrow Mrs Saunders had been killed by blows from a hammer while the torso victim was dismembered with a saw Both a hammer and saw were found in the cellar where the second trunk was hidden along with bloodstained clothing The identity of the dismembered woman remained a mystery al though a widespread check has been made against missing persons She was believed to have been under 30 years of age Mrs Saunders was 42 he lieutenant governor nomination n the primary none of whom re eived 35 per cent of the tota vote nhey are J A Nelson Decorah 3eorge Patterson Burt H B hompson Muscatine and G E Mason City Nelson was high in the primary per cent of the otes cast Thompson was otes behind Nelson Patterson was bird and Cress fourth In conven on however it is not obligatory o nominate the high man although his usually is done where the ighest candidate has obtained ore than 32 per cent of the vote Four Are Candidates For the attorney generalship the onvention will be offered Ole T Clurn lo race 3 Column 1 GUARDS READY TO ENT RIOTING Kohler Union Men Continue Picketing at Plumbing Equipment Plant KOHLER July 17 Guards about the plumbing equip ment factory of the Kohler company were reinforced today to prevent a repetition of yesterdays disorder in which tear gas was used to quell raiders from among some pick eting employes Members of an American Federa tion of Labor union continued pick eting in their demand for acceptance of the union as the plants collective bargaining agent a 30 hour week and a minimum hourly wage of 65 cents for common labor Workers spent last night inside the plant whore eating and sleep ing arrangements had boon made Efforts were made to keep sensitive ovens heated continuously plant of ficials explaining large losses would result if they became cool 5 DAYS ALIVE SMILING 21 Months Old Child in Thicket Short Way From Home HARTSDALE N July 17 months old Bobby Connor who vanished while playing with his dolls five days ago was ound smiling and alive but half starved in a thicket barely three quarters of a mile from his home today The childs face was scratched by brambles and there were ugly and purple bruises on his mouth as hough caused by sharp rocks Found In Thicket Discovered in the midst of a noar y impenetrable thicket by Sgt Je rome Hogan little Bobby was car ried at once to his mother Mrs harles Connor whose courage snapped under the strain She col lapsed and was placed under a phy iicians care Bobby was examined by doctors and then taken to Grasslands hospi tal for further examination Sergeant Hogan at once advanced the theory that Bobby had been kid naped but later was abandoned in the brambly thicket when the po lice search became too hot Smiles at Policeman Hogan said the baby could not have reached the place where he found it by his own efforts At this spot the thickets required the strength of a strong man to force aside Bobby was lying on his back whenSergeant Hogan burst through into the center of the thicket His eyes were open and he smiled when he saw the police sergeant The childs disappearance from his home five days ago was respon sible for one of the most widespread searches in the east since the kid naping of the Lindbergh baby Dolls Left Behind Bobby his dolls left behind as mute reminders of his play van shed while playing in a sandpile Thursday afternoon The heavy thickets behind the Connor home were combed by armies of suc cess Bloodhounds were used and i police dragnet was thrown out in ive states Police made several futile appre hensions the last being Henry For restier the peddler whose rambling story filled police with doubt when they questioned him lowan Fatally Hurt m Fall From Truck MONDAMIN July 17 Charles Hammar 65 Mondamin was fatally injured when he fell from the back of a truck whil at tempting to catch his hat blown off by the wind Iowa Boy Struck by Falling Tree Killed LAMONI July 17 Norman 13 was killed near his home nine miles northeast of here when struck by a falling tree while felling timber MODERNIZE Now is the time to begin planning the 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