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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 1, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COP5T ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 253 P fe PRESIDENT HINDENBURG RALLIES Hunting for New Method House Leaders Seek Scheme to Check on Rebels By HERBERT FLUMMER Aug 1 A d m i nistraUon leaders quietly are going about the task of devis ing some scheme to clamp down on recalcitrant members of the house in the next congress Theyre reluc tant to discuss what course they will take to ac complish their purpose but there is general agreement among them that something must be done to prevent repetition of the way the administration was bedev iled at times in the last congress Thought is concentrated princi pally on a house vehicle known as the discharge provision which permits 145 members to force a vote on any bill War has been declared openly on this rule by administration leaders and an effort will be made either to kill it or extract some of its teeth Theyve had enough of it No less than 31 motions to dis charge committees from further consideration of bills were filed in the house during the last congress Of these six were entered on the calendar of such motions while the sfifficient signatures Four on Calendar Of the six petitions which re ceived the required 145 signatures two prevailed and the other four re nianied on the discharge calendar as the session ended The leaders will be satisfied if they can force a revision of the rule in the next congress requiring at least onehalf of the house mem bership of 435 to sign a petition to force a vote If they are able to ac complish this they believe they can keep the situation in hand There is no disposition on their tiart to run the risk in the seventy fourth congress when the job of translating much of the present emergency legislation into perma nent law will be attempted of the embarrassing showdown votes which were forced upon them in the seventythird Bonus an Example Perhaps the best example of how troublesome the discharge rule can be to the leaders was on the bonus bill The house was forced to express itself on this measure known to be distasteful to the administration by the persistent crusading of a hand ful of congressmen who have advo cated the cause for years Speaker Rainey Democratic Floor Leader Byrns and their aides were forced to resort to dogged and smart parliamentary maneuvering in the last congress to keep the sit uation in hand Several measures packed with political dynamite for all concerned were held in check in this manner They are determined to do all within the power to force abandon ment of the practice in the next congress 2 Million in Sales Tax DBS KOINES Aug 1 sales tax collections for the first quarter period have passed the 52 000000 mark Fred H Wray direc tor of the sales tax division of the state tax board disclosed FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy thun dershowers Wednesday after noon or night in east portions Thursday partly cloudy not so warm in west portion MINNESOTA Partly cloudy cooler in west warmer near Lake Superior thundershowers Wednesday afternoon or night in extreme east portion prob ably fair Thursday warmer near Lake Superior IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Tuesday 78 minimum in Night 57 At 8 A M Wednesday 75 ACCUSED OF MURDER GERMANYS GRAND OLD MAN Guardsmen Raid Two Headquarters of Strikers ARREST PICKETS WHO BEAT SLUG TRUCK DRIVERS No Resistance Met by Minneapolis Troops in Either Attack MINNEAPOLIS Aug 1 Men and guns of the national guard rode through streets of Minneapolis today answering striking truck drivers challenge to military rule with arrests of pickets and raids on two headquarters of labor unionists Gov Floyd B Olson who invoked military rule a week ago today and became the target for bitter criti cism from both strikers and em ployers alike kept in close touch with the situation It is unfortunate that the union leaders issued the statement which they did yesterday in direct defi ance of the military order he said The guard had no alternative but to proceed as it did this morning Otherwise there would be no Coup at Dawn A swift coup at dawn with 1000 troops at his beck and call netted Col Elmer McDevitt provost mar shal five strike leaders and abso lute control of the principal head quarters Marksmen on roofs and in doorways of nearby buildings before which were stationed other troops and machine guns covered the area effectively The crowd was dispersed Within the next six hours soldiers had arrested many pickets who had beaten and slugged truck drivers in guerrilla attacks seized 40 automo biles and took over the central labor union headquarters a block from the main traffic artery down town Drive Away Spectators Twenty army trucks of guards men armed with rifles and machine guns commandeered the building and street clearing an estimated 2000 spectators from the sidewalks and thoroughfare and questioning and searching about 200 occupants Officers said some firearms were found inside the building No resist ance was encountered in either raid Conscious of the death of John I Belor early today the second picket fatally wounded in the clash with police July 20 in which 68 were hurt cruising cars of strikers beat and slugged drivers of several trucks guard headquarters an nounced Trucks Overturned Other vehicles were halted the NEAL MYERS Student Charged in Death of Girl Gives Up Flight Myers Pleads Not Guilty After Surrendering to Face Trial NORMAN 6klaAug 1 Neal Myers young pharmacy stu dent pleaded not guilty at arraign ment today on a charge of murder ing Marian Mills 20 year old former campus beauty at the University of Oklahoma Justice of the Peace J D Grigsby set date of the preliminary hearing South Dakota NowAridand Barren Land Bumper Grain Crops and Fat Cattle Are Just Memory SIOUX FALLS S Dak Aug 1 has befallen South Dakotas broad acres The millions of bushels of golden grain which once waved in the breeze are but a memory in this year of the great drought Instead of fat cattle and bumper crops the water famine has brought gaunt beasts and meager yields ap proaching a crop famine in the state the estimates of agricultural experts showed today Rain has not fallen in some areas for weeks Prayers have been offered in supplication by ranchers whose parched fields are like their i Relief Already the federal government has sent 526600000 into South Da kota for drought relief since Sep tember 1932 This sum is exclusive of corn hog and wheat benefits and cattle purchases Yet debts exist mortgages are held on cattle and land The sun still burns baked acres and with each day crop prospects receded proportionately until C J Borurn agricultural statistician of the State college of Agriculture at Brookings estimated winter wheat would run but 45 bushels to the for next Saturday The youths father Dr P B Myers of El Reno was in the court room beside his son but the mother was absent None of the family of Miss Mills was present The boy presented a much altered appearance today He was dressed in white trousers and was neatly groomed Last night when he sur rendered in Oklahoma City after an aimless flight he was worn and un kempt Jailed After Hearing Myers was jailed after the hear ing An attorney W P Morrison en tered the not guilty plea as Neal fingered a fraternity linghe wore Inthe crowd of spectators were many friends of Miss Mills the FEAR BATTLE OF POLICE TROOPS IN NEW ORLEANS Mayor Calls 400 More Officers to Resist Longs Soldiers NEW ORLEANS Aug 1 Further answering the challenge of Senator Huey P Longs militia mobilization south of the city Mayor T Semmes Walmsley today called 500 additional police to duty from the civil service lists swelling the local constabulary force to 1400 men Full arms including riot guns were issued to the augmented force at headquarters All officers now on leave were recalled to duty and 12 hour police shifts were decreed for the first time in 15 years The city was tense fearing the first hostile move by either side might precipitate an actual clash between the state soldiers and the city police Huey Like General Senator Long self titled King fish moved about like a war gen eral commanding 500 national guardsmen mobilized at Jackson barracks on the edge of the city The embattled Walmsley once a friend of Long held his policemen in readiness to resist any possible acre Fortytwo thousand acres re1 atteniptofLone to usurp city main out of 296000 acres which were planted Patrol Water Holes Guards patrol water holes in the western part of the state so pre cious is the fluid they contain Drinking water wells havedried up is carted miles to be sold in some sections Some streams have dried up others are at the lowest levels on record Forage and hay crops were operators threatened and in some instances trucks were overturned Turn lo rage i Column 1 28 BANKERS IN DETROIT NAMED Charged With Infractions of Federal Banking Laws by Grand Jury DETROIT Aug 1 eight present and former Detroit bankers were charged with various infractions of the federal banking laws today in 22 indictments re turned by the federal grand judy which has been investigating the cir cumstances that led to Michigans financial debacle of last year The charges mainly are con spiracy to make false statements and misapplication of funds Many of the men named today were among the 13 indicated on June 29 by the same grand jury Among those indicated today are Wilson W Mills chairman of the board of the closed First National bank Detroit John Ballantyne for mer president of the Detroit Bank ers Co holding company for the First National and other banks E D Stair president of the Detroit Bankers Co and publisher of the Detroit Free Press Oscar Webber vice president and general manager of the J L Hudson Company and a former director of the First Na tional and Robert O Lord former president of the Guardian Detroit Union Group holding company for the Guardian National Bank of commerce and a score of other Michigan banks I daughter of a University of Okla homa professor The girl died al legedly after an attempt to prevent motherhood I committed no crime Myers told authorities I just couldnt face the disgrace Fled From Norman Young Myers fled from Norman following the death of the girl at the apartment of Mrs Hazel Brown a fraternity house cook Mrs Brown told authorities the girl had been taking quack medicines in an effort to avert motherhood Miss Mills was chosen by Fredrie March the actor as the universitys most beautiful girl in 1930 She was found dead by Dr E F Stephens who had been summoned by Myers just before his flight Mrs Brown the fraternity house cook was arrested and questioned at length by County Attorney Paul Updegraff She said the couple ap pealed for sanctuary in the Brown home while the quack remedy was administered Came to Apartment Miss Mills and Myers came to Mrs Browns apartment late the afternoon of July 9 The girl had left home under the pretext of at tending a house party at Tulsa First doses of the remedy were administered that night The next afternoon Marian was dead Al though her death was ascribed to the quack remedies chemists said an examination of the viscera failed to disclose the cause of death Mrs Brown after being held in jail a week was released on 52500 bond as a material witness Iowa Students Will Get Help This Year DES MOINES Aug 1 time federal relief employment for Iowa college students will be con tinued with the school year start ing in September the Iowa emerg ency relief committee announced burned weeks ago by a sizzling sun whose rays drove the mercury to record heights and the government weather bureau reported killed poultry and livestock Early corn the weather bureau reported has been practically killed by the heat Garden truck has been severely damaged Denuded of Grass Thousands of acres unshaded by a tree are denuded of forage grass Winds have stripped the valuable top soil from the prairie land Sometimes thrice repeated plant ings have been blown out leaving farmers with debts instead of crops Corn and forage crops are only fair and in many sections thistles have been harvested for feed for cattle The government cattle buy ing program has saved other live stock from slow death Stock rais ers have exported or processed lo cally 294000 cattle while another 26000 head have been condemned rOUNDGUILTYOF CODE VIOLATION New York Auto Dealer First Convicted Under Motor Vehicle Code NEW YORK Aug 1 Gor don S Harris an automobile dealer was convicted in general sessions court today on a charge of violat ing the motor vehicle retail code It was the first conviction under the code in the state Harris who lives in Ridgewood N J and maintains offices in New York was remanded to the Tombs prison for sentencing next Tuesday He was ordered held to enable Dis trict Attorney William C Dodge to investigate evidence of forgery adduced during the trial The penalty for violation of the motor retail code is a fine Harris was charged with having sold to Howard A Boyd code in vestigator a new automobile for S50 under the list price There were two counts in the complaint one that Harris had offered to sell the other that he had actually made the sale The defendants case was based on the contention that he had turned the transaction over to an other automobile salesman William S Willis part time employe of a Haledon N J agency He had done this he testified after he had learned that Boyd was an investi gator police powerr Almost two score militiamen held the city registration voting office which they stormed Monday night Machine guns looked from the win dows across a harrow street toward city hall Governor 0 K Allens proclama tion of partial martial law apply ing to the city hall area continued in effect Citizens Wide Eyed Ward and precinct leaders of both factions muttered Ordinary citi zens stared wide eyed at the fully armed state soldiers in the voting office Some stopped to laugh and joke with the guardsmen Mayor Walmsley and Senator Long lambasted each other over the radio last night The whole affair pointed to the coming congressional primary m September in which Wamlsley and Long are supporting rival candi dates U S Will Not Act WASHINGTON Aug 1 Acting Secretary of War Wood ring has infomed a representative Df Mayor T Semmes Walmsley of New Oreans that the war depart ment will take no action in the controversy between the Walmsley and Senator Huey Long factions in Louisiana Mayor Walmsley political foe of Long and governor 0 K Allen an nounced in New Orleans he had ap pealed to the war department for an investigation of Allens action in calling out the Louisiana national guard to seize the city voters reg istration office Woodring said today a represent ative of the Walmsley whose name he did not obtain tele phoned him from New Orleans last night seeking information concern ing the departments attitude He explained no official request had been received from the New Or leans mayor and that pending re ceipt of such a request the depart ment would take no official action PRESIDENT PAUL VON HINDENBURG The GlobeGazettes city edi tor Enoch A Norem is contrib uting a daily article about his ob servations on a trip with Mrs Norem to Norway Up to this time they have had to do principally with the ocean and a brief stop in England Beginning in this issue how ever the articles will deal with Norway with firsthand descrip tions of the very spots known to scores of GlobeGazette readers who were reared in that country If you havent been following this local news page feature out of the daybook of a Roving Re porter now would be an oppor tune time to start Turn to page 7 50000 Families in Poland Destitute as Aftermath of Flood WARSAW Aug 1 than 50000 Polish families are des titute as a result of recent disas trous floods and it is impossible to estimate the number of those who lost their lives or the property damage Premier Kozlowski told a meeting of the government party today The government Premier Kozlowski added is organizing a public works program including building of railroads bridges and highways 80 Banks Released DES MOINES Aug 1 to tal of 30 banks were released from restrictions of S F Ill during July only 48 banks now remaining under the restrictions records in the of fice of the state banking commis sioner showed IOWA CORNHOG SURVEY STARTS AAA Chief Says Its Not Probe and Promises Square Deal DES MOINES Aug 1 cornhog officials today were clos eted with three special AAA in vestigators who today began an in spection of Iowa cornhog records to see whether there is anything to the charge that there are discrep ancies in the Iowa hog quotas Heading the AAA delegation was Claude Wickard assistant cornhog chief who asserted This isnt a probe or an investi a survey Pledges Square Deal Wickard assured cornhog of ficials that Iowa farmers will get a square deal We arent concerned about anything that has been said or charged he declared were starting from scratch and farmers may rest assured they will get a square deal Im sure they expect no more but they do have a right to expect all that is coming to them Other members of the AAA dele gation were W F Callendar chief of the AAA crop estimates division and John Wilson member of the Ohio State Board of Review Board Defends Quotas Meanwhile the state board sof re view stood in vigorous defense of the quotas Chairman Leslie M Carl emphasized that the board re quested the investigation following charges of discrepancies in the Iowa quotas Carl said the board made the request so as to place the burden of proof on the AAA Other officials declined to be long faced about the investigation R 11 Evans Iowa CornHog committee chairman and a member of the board of review expressed confidence the Iowa quotas will be upheld and that the flow of benefit payments to Iowa farmers shut off when the Turn to Tngc S Column 3 Another Rebel for Nazi Putsch Man Who Killed Innsbruck Poke Chief Carried to Gallows By WADE WERNEIt Copyright J934 by Associated Press VIENNA Aug 1 nazi rebel Friedrich Wurnig who shot and killed Police Commandant Franz Hickl at Innsbruck July 25 was hanged at 8 p m tonight after carried to the gallows A courtmartial sentenced his com panion Christian Meyer to 20 ears imprisonment Another court martial of a nazi was scheduled to have been held in Vienna this after noon but was postponed until morn MAY LINGER FOR SOME TIME WAS REPORTEDDYING Chancellor Hitler Will Take Over Office Says Report BULLETIN BERLIN Aug J Sauerbruch personal physician to President von Hlndenburg talked by long distance tele phono to Berlin authorities at p m tonight and ex pressed his unbounded surprise at the presidents powers of re sistance He said it now was his opinion that the president might linger for some time At p m It had been an nounced that the death agony had set in and death was ex pected within an hour NEUDECK Germany Aug 1 Pi Oskar von Hlndenburg son of the dying president of Germany came out of the door of the sick chamber tonight and told a servant The president is still alive but his condition is very very serious President von Hindenburg had been visited by Chancellor Hitler today The man who once served in von Hindenburgs armies as a to his bedside from Berlin by airplane It was shortly afterward that Hit ler and an entourage arrived byau tomobile Irom the airnort at burg The party composed ftll toiirage of nine automobiles carryingSeven men Most of were members of the schutz staf black snirted special guard which Hitler organized Otters in the party included Otto Meissner secretary of the president Wilhelm Bruckener adjutant to thn chancellor Ernst Hanfstaengl con fidant of Hitler and Heinrich Hoff mann Hitlers photographer and companion on flyingvisits Hitler remained at von Hinden burgs home slightly more than one and a quarter hours then accom panied by his staff left by automo ABSOLUTE DICTATOR The foreign office said late today hat no decision had yet been made n connection with the suggested appointment by Chancellor Hitler of Vice Chancellor Franz von Papen as minister to Austria In government circles it was said that it was ex pected nothing would be done pend ing the uncertainty of the German scituation with respect to Reichs president von Hindenburg Begin to Mop Up A possibility was reported that Chancellor Schuschnigg and Vice Chancellor von Starhemberg will go to Rome some time in August for a conference with Premier Musso lini With armed opposition crushed the Austrian government began a mopping up campaign against nazis inside and outside the country On the one hand was the issu ance of an order forbidding salary payments to any public employes suspected of aiding or encouraging the nazi revolt with the other hand Austria officially pointed an accusing finger at Germany for the blood which flowed from the nazi attempt to seize the government one week ago today An announcement approved by the cabinet said directions to Aus trian nazis were sent into the coun try several weeks ago from Ger many Possible Civil War The plans which included the possibility of civil war said Walter Adam propaganda chief in a radio address were seized in the shoes of a man arrested in Upper Austria This man confessed receiving S100 for delivering the now partly decoded Adam said The order against salary pay ments to nazisyrapathizing public employes was telegraphed to all federal provincial and district dis bursement officers It is not yet known what per cent of the govern ment payroll will be affected Twenty federal employes who were reported to have cried Hcil Turn to rase Column 3 By LOUIS P LOCHNER Copyrlshl 1334 by The Associated Tress BERLIN Aug Hitler intends to be both president and chancellor of Germany one of his close friends told the Associated Press today This would give Hitler a dicta torship as absolute as any in the world Despair gripped many conserva tives who had looked upon Hinden burg as an anchor against extreme naziism With von Hidenburg dead the As sociated Press informant said Hitler would call the cabinet together and Turn to Pacr 5 Column 4 JUST OFF PRESS This is an especially timely offer because of the present critical sit uiition in Europe following the as sassination by the nazis of Chan cellor Dollfuss of Austria All Americans are interested in those stirring events for they remember all too well what Uapijened when Austria precipitated the World war 20 years ago This brand new map of Europe will be found an invaluable aid in visualizing and understanding what is transpiring across the Atlantic It is not only a carries the latest statistical information essen tial to 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