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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 29, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                t n HIS HEM A AHf D E P T OF 1C n North norm lowas J4RA DAILY PAPERW Edited tits Home NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES All NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COCTT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASBD WIR SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 291934 NO 277 Word Out to Watch Bone Nye Committee to Start Probe of Munitions TEXTILE BOARD REJECTS PARLEY By HEEBERT FMJMMER Aug 29 i Word is being passed around on the inside to keep an eye on a frail looking nervous and ear nest senator from the Pacific coast when the Nye committee opens its big mu nitions show on capitol hill next month His name is Homer Truett Bone of Wash ington state elected to the senate for the first time in the Roosevelt landslide of 1932 and one of the group of seven senators authorized by the last con gress to inquire into the American munitions industry Senator Nye of North Dakota chairman of the investigating com mittee already has announced a plan of attack covering a dozen or so fronts ranging from how large a part of the American tax dollar reaches the makers of munitions to possible connections between Amer ican and European manufacturers of implements of war Bone however plans to concen trate on one phase Government Operation He is a staunch advocate of gov ernment operation of all munitions and war materials manufacturing plants Although he has been a member of only one congress already he has made a stab in this direction When the Vinson big navy bill was before the senate in the last session he fought for inclusion in the measure an amendment providing that all ships and naval airplanes be built In government yards and factories He was not wholly successful but the bill as finally approved by the president provided that snip contractsweuHgo alternately to eovernment and private shipyards and that private bidders could uot make more than 10 per cent profit on contracts of or more It was the first major step years to extract some of the profits out of the building of armaments by private manufacturers More Economic Too With this as a wedge the Wash ington senator is ready to push for further advantage in the coming inquiry He will insist that the gov ernment can construct its own naval vessels and planes far more economically than private yards and he is armed with figures he says will prove it He is more skeptical than some of his colleagues on the committee of diplomatic procedure to take the profit out of war Government operation of war materials plants including powder and shell factories airplane fac tories and shipyards he says is the way to remove the profit mo tive for war ana at the same time eliminate the lobbies for powerful naval and military armaments 2CARSDEWLED NEAR BRICELYN Large Hog on Track Causes Accident Few Animals Are Injured BRICELYN Minn Aug Northwestern freight train bound toward Mason City was wrecked Tuesday morning four and onehalf miles west of here when the train ran over a hog on the track Two cars one loaded with hogs and an other with cattle were derailed in juring a few hogs The hogs and cat tle were taken over to a farmer nearby The accident happened near the Iver Emerson farm California Democrats Nominate Upton Sinclair WILL OPPOSE AUTHOR TO BE GOVERNOR Wets Have Narrow Lead in South Carolina I Liquor Vote j By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The results of primary elec tions in three states Tuesday California for Democrats named Upton Sin clair republicans picked acting Gov Frank E Merriam for TJ S W John son was named by both demo crats and republicans South Carolina Liquor refer have narrow lead for democratic guberna torial D John ston leads Cole L Blease with runoff primary necessary Mississippi For democratic senatorial nomination Senator Hubert D Stephens leads for mer Governor Bilbo with runoff primary likely WRITER NOMINATED FORMER LOCAL WOMAN SHOT TO DEATH BY MAN Wollowich Near Death Admits He Murdered Mrs Rankm UPTON SINCLAIR Upton Sinclair socialist author turned democrat and Acting Gov Frank F Merriani republican piled up increasing totals Wednesday in the race for the California guberna torial nominations of their parties The fiery penned novelistcru sader rode to the nomination Tues day on a EPIC poverty in California Sinclairs colorful campaign which he said brought victory to President Roosevelts new deal piled up the most imposing vote in Tuesdays voting His total of 310951 with nearly fourfifths of the precincts reported was 129000 above that of his nearest rival war time director George Creel of propaganda and 20000 above the conservative republican whom he will oppose in November 290198 for Merriam From 7045 complete and incom plete precincts Sinclair had 310951 Creel 181188 Justus Wardell con servative party head 28226 and Milton K Young 16952 Merriam had 290198 from 8750 precincts against 158088 for for mer Gov C C Young 100963 for John R Quinn former national commander of the American Legion and 76314 for Raymond Haight In contrast to the many angled races for governor Senator Hiram Johnson independent republican completely overwhelmed his nominal and also opposition on the republican He TRAGEDY STRIKES TWICE IN FAMILY Second Death Follows Close on Charles Poshusta MINNEAPOLIS Aug 29 Shot twice after quarreling with a man in his apartment here Mrs Pauline Rankin 40 died at General hospital early today The man Sam Wollowich 40 also known as Ramsey is in General hospital with a bullet wound in his head and physicians said he is not expected to live Police said he ad mitted in a signed statement that he turned a 38 caliber pistol on himself after shooting Mrs Ran kin Detectives said he admitted liv ing with the woman for some time quarreling with her almost con stantly for the last five months and shooting her after a dispute yesterday Mrs Rankin police learned had been threatening to leave Wallo wich and return to Mason City Iowa where a sister lives GRILLED BY NAZIS TTteWeather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and warmer Wednesday night and Thursday MINNESOTA Unsettled warmer Wenesday night Thurs day partly cloudy warmer in east portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 72 Minimum in Night 39 At 8 A M Wednesday 56 With the wind shifted into the iouth Wednesday morning pros pects were bright for warmer wea ther nights for the last four nights of the soft ball tournament at Roosevelt stadium The two nights have been uncomfortably chilly democratic ballots He was nominated by the progressive and commonwealth parties the same tiokets which named Haight for governor Dempster Unopposed Miles C Dempster was unopposed for the socialist gubernatorial nom ination as was Sam Darcy on the communist ticket Incumbent California congressmen were all leading their own party tickets The liquor question centered na tional interest on the voting Tues day in South Carolina and the re sult was still in doubt Balloting in an advisory referendum on whether the sale of liquor should be permited in the state the for and against votes were almost equally divided The latest returns repre senting 1007 out of 1474 precincts sent the pendulum of decision slight ly toward the wets giving them 89681 votes to 79230 votes for the drys Blease Runs Behind In the same state the veteran political figure Cole L Blease who seeks the democratic nomination for j governor ran second to a young Spartanburg lawyer Olin D Johnj ston but won a place in the runoff primary to be held two weeks from Tuesday Six incumbent members of the house of of whom had no re nominated on the basis of returns Tragedy struck in the Poshusta family of Mason City Charles Poshusta Sr 78 com mitted suicide at his home 222 Sec ond street southwest early Wednes day morning by cutting his throat twice with a jackknife according to Coroner J E McDonald who at tended the case and Frank Bally 75 father of Mrs Walter Poshusta daughterinlaw of Charles Sr died at 10 oclock at Austin Minn from heart disease Dr McDonald stated that the local suicide was probably the re sult of mental complications Mrs Poshusta Awakened Mrs Poshusta who was the only j other person in the house at the time was awakened shortly before oclock when she heard her husband in the basement When she found him he had fallen from the wounds and lay a short distance from a large amount of blood Dr McDonald was called and ar rived in time to question Mr Po shusta about the act I dont know was his whiS pered answer He died before an ambulance ar Although Mrs Bessie Bayless the murdered womans sister who lives at 408 Second street northwest in Mason City had not contacted other relatives here since she left for Min neapolis Tuesday it was thought that the body would be brought for burial to Lake Mills where Mrs Rankias andher mother Mrs Hattie Johnson reside Mrs Rankin lived in Mason City until about three years ago when she moved to Minneapolis according to one of Mrs Bayless daughters to take him to a local hos Pteas Pliota Israel Albert Levitan son of Rabbi and Mrs Solomon Levi tiui of Bock Island III was taken into custody by the secret police of Berlin questioned four hours and all his papers and correspondence confiscated He has been acting as correspond ent of the Jewish Telegraph agency in Berlin and has been writing a series of special articles for the Davenport Times rived pital Born in Bohemia i Mr Poshusta was born in Prague i U vpn I Bohemia Dec 31 1855 He came to V the United States 73 years ago with his parents who located in the pic turesque little town of Spillville in 1860 There he met his future bride Miss Frances Hernecheck daugh ter of Mr and Mrs John Herne check descendants of the founders of the village They were married at St Wenesclus church in Spillville and moved to Manly where Mr Poshusta engaged in the furniture business In the year 1882 Mr Poshusta Clinton County Boy Named Healthiest in 4H Competition DES MOINES Aug 29 Shaff ruddy cheeked 14 year old Clinton county lad is Iowas health iest 4H club boy for 1934 Young Shaff whose home is at Camanche won the title in competition at the state fair here Second place in the contest went to Doyle Jarrard 18 of Washington Iowa The next eight in order of rank ing were announced as Robert Mc Mullen 17 Farragut Fremont county Craig Fitzgerald 16 Sloan Woodbury county Daniel Dorhman 16 Franklin county Marion Jeffers of Mondamin Harrison county Le land Eggert of Iowa County Willis Burke of Boone county Gene Hastie of Dallas county Edgar Smith of Mahaska county Report Prices dii Farm Goods Near PreWar Parity Richberg Makes Plain That Figures Given Include Benefit Payments WASHINGTON Aug 29 Donald R Richberg reported to President Roosevelt today that farm prices have risen to within 5 per cent of the famous prewar par ity which the administration has been straining to reach The head of the presidents exe c u t i v e council made plain that his figures in clude ben efit payments receiv ed by farmers through the AAA He also stressed that the drought slashed some major crops and there Turn to Pae t column 3 Deal in Small Change ESTHERVILLE Aug 29 Even counterfeiters are dealing in small change these days Bogus one cent pieces have made their appearance here shortly after merchants were warned that coun terfeit one five and ten dollar bills were in ciriculation A local oil company had on dis play eight counterfeit pennies which it had received BRANDS PUBLIC APATHY BAR TO WAR ON CRIME Keenan Recounts Career of Dillinger in Talk to Lawyers MILWAUKEE Aug 29 Public apathy waa condemned by Joseph B Keenan assistant U S Attorney General in a speech before the American Bar association today as one of the greatest obstacles in the war on crime So long as the criminal can ex ject a cheer instead of a jeer ap jlause instead of denunciation he will play his trade and rely at the day of reckoning for support from worshipful public Keenan said Recounting the early career of John Dillinger the speaker pointed out that when the outlaw was cap ured he was returned not as a cowardly killer not as a ruthless criminal not as one who had coldly stood over the prone body of a law enforcement officer and with a ma chine gun pumped a shower of lead into the helpless official Greeted With Smile Rather he said he was greet ed with the smile of the sheriff the encircling arm of his prosecutor and morbid grinning curious states of the crowd As steps in the formulation of public opmion on crime the assist ant attorney general advocated em phasis upon the study of crime its causes and prevention in schools and colleges and the application o the offerings of the press stage and screen to a test to determine whe ther the offering tends to glorify crime hinder law enforcement and f critical of law enforcement of ficials whether it is fair and bal anced Urge Drastic Heforms So long as the problems of crime and its repression are left to social workers policemen prosecutors judges and prison wardens and so long as the great body of citizenry remains indifferent hostile or ig norant we can look for little im provement he contended Departing from precedent the bar association devoted a full conven tion session to a discussion of crime suppression A program recommending drastic reforms in criminal court procedure strongly opposed in some sections o the bar itself was up for considera tion at the afternoon meeting Report Mary Doug Will Be United Again ctress Wont Deny It When Quizzed on Reconciliation HOLLYWOOD Cal Aug 29 a question about a re orted reconciliation with Douglas airbanks film star Mary Pickfbrd reen actress said today I wont eny it The question waa asked the act iss after reports became persistent lat the couple would announce a econciliation within several days hey have been seen together fre uently since Fairbanks returned ere 10 days ago from Europe here he went some 14 months ago after separating from the actress ater she sued for divorce but the ase has not been brought to trial Told by one questioner that he ossessed information from an au horitative source that a reconcil ation would be announced the act ess said I hope it is true I cant discuss now I have never discussed the natter Why should I begin now Fairbanks was at the estate of he couple Pickfair at the time but efuaed to say anything about the eports fore the high prices do not Dickinson Attacks AAA Crop Allotment Plans Farm GTOUP a processing tax has been au Wednesday Mississippi democrats favored Senator Hubert D Stephens for re nomination equivalent to reelec but it appeared that he would not have a clear majority and con sequently would be thrown into a runoff primary with former Gov Theodore G Bilbo Ross Collins was the third manin this race Snakes Are Killed HAMPTON Aug which were used by Indian Joe Illinois Program Is Impractical ROCKFORD 111 Aug 29 Senator L J Dickinson of Iowa a member of the republican senatorial campaign committee attacked the new deal in general and the agricul tural administrations crop allotment plans in particular in an address be fore a group of Illinois farmers to day He spoke at the Trask bridge pic nic annual event at a site 11 miles northwest of Rockford It is claimed to be the worlds largest farmers picnic He termed the allotment plans as impractical theor the dreams of and UJ questioned the constitu member of a carnival company who tionality of the processing tax died here from a rattlesnake bite I Not Constitutional were killed at Gladbrook where they I In order to finance this beauti were sent after the show at Clarion I ful theory of crop allotment be thorized Never before in the his tory of the country has an executive i of a department ever been permitted to either levy a tax or disburse bene fits It is my judgment that this tax cannot be sustained under the con stitution and that a test should be made thereof Ic is a tax on the many for the benefit of a few It is a tax for the benefit of a particular group It is a tax where the bene fits cannot be equitably distributed The only real beneficiaries of this experimentation and waste of money are the real members of the brain trust themselves Taken from their dismal class rooms chicken farms editorial rooms and law offices they now loiter behinj large mahogany desks solving the problems of the world Economic Democracy To them economic democracy becomes a reality when they can ac tnrn to FaRe J column 3 DOUALOSUtCHBERG mean a fully corresponding increase in farm income He warned that for complete farm recovery it is essential that there oe more of a revival in industrial production and more extensive re mployment In his first report last Sunday Richberg claimed marked industrial gains and in par icular the reemployment of 4120 000 persons PreWar Parity Prewar the real price level of 1910 to 1914 as mea sured in terms of purchasing power has been cited as a goal of the Roosevelt agricultural pro gram The report also declared 1 Farm income for 1934 appears likely to exceed 1933 by about 19 per cent While this was a sub stantial gain Richberg said it leaves farm income still far below the levels of 192329 2 Rental and benefit payments made to farmers totaled S311000 000 between August 1933 and June 1934 3 Farm income aggregated Sn 083000000 for 193334 as compared with for 193233 4 Surpluses of major crops have been cut to about normal but the drought has laid the basis for new surpluses Control of crops should continue Hold Over Fourth 5 Government agencies now hold more than 25 per cent of all farm debt as compared with 121 per cent at the begining of 1930 Richberg first noted that the AAA is the agency charged with Tarn to rngr 2 column 3 NO IMMEDIATE INFLATION SEEN Roosevelt Says Use of Gol Profit Only Ultimate Intention HYDE PARK N Y Aug 29 UP Roosevelt emphasize today at his regular press confer ence here that it is only the ult mate intention of the governmen to use the gold profit from devalu ation of the dollar and laughe away inquiries of inflation by imme diate use of this fund The president spoke in respons to questions about the speeches las night by Secretary Morgentha stating the purpose to employ th 52800000000 gold profit eventual for retirement of the public debt Sitting in his small study room a the family home Mr Rooseve smiled broadly at the suggestio this opened the way to inflation b way of an additional currency bas He called attention to the word ultimately and said that meant a time pretty far in the future The gold profit fund he added is a nest egg and would be so regarded Recondition Decks of Iowas Solons DES MOINES Aug 29 move for Iowas fortysixth general assembly which convenes next Jan uary was under way at the State house today Statehouse Custodian Harry Dunlap put two of his force to work reconditioning the desks of the senators and representatives GROUP REFUSES TO CONFER WITH UNION LEADERS Sloan Asserts Industry Not Intimidated by Strike Threat NEW YORK Aug 29 otton textile institute notified the ational labor relations board at Washington today of its refusal to onfer with union leaders to avert the threatened textile strike The position of the employers of the industry was communicated by eorge A Sloan president to Chairman Lloyd K Garrison chair man of the labor board In his telegram Sloan stated that he industry refused to be threat ned by strikes in acceding to amendmcmt of the cotton textile ode for an approximate 10 per cent ncrease in wages and ng decrease in hours of labor for mill workers Confronted With Threat The government the public and he industry are now confronted with the threat that unless the law s changed and changed immediate y the industry will be closed by strikes and kept closed until these changes are made The character of such a strike is clear If it ia to be an approved and successful weapon for changing the code or forcing governmental action it will seta precedent for strikes in every other industry Premium on Force It will put a premium on force and violence as instrument of law making Instead of the orderly pro cesses of the national industrial Refusing further to deal with the union and terming a strike with certain accompanying Intimida tions as imnroper Sloan conclud ed In view of this situation we are unable to enter into conference with the group threatening the strike ARGENTINE OIL FIRE RAGES ON Five Killed and Many Hurt More Tanks Explode to Spread Blaze CAMPANA Argentina Aug 29 fire which broke out yes erday following explosions in th refinery of the National Oil com aany Standard Oil subsidiary kill ng five persons and injuring many more continued today augmeted by he explosion of several additiona oil tanks during the night An additional detachment of fire men came from Buenos Aires 4 miles away to relieve the first con lingent which had fought th spreading sea of flames without res for 24 hours Thousands of Campana citizens who fled from their homes yester day when the first explosion rocker he countryside over a radius of 31 miles with earthquake force re umed to their homes for a shor time last night Citizens Are Terrified They went out into the streets terrified again at midnight how ever when four additional tanks blew up and the blaze of the burn ing oil lighted the region as brightly as day A change in wind early today sent the fire licking toward the city af ter giant oil tanks had gone up like Hn Qf AUantc WM elected national firecrackers Oil from more than a score of big tanks and numerous smaller ones was burning TransAtlantic freighters were menaced Traffic is heavy on the Parana river near the city and it could easily be covered by burning 99 Americans Given Italian Decorations ROME Aug 29 personages of the United States in cluding Secretary of the Navy Swanson Admiral Standley chief of naval operations and General MacArthur chief of staff of the army were given high decorations today by Premier Mussolini as the remiit of the assistance they gave to the flight last year of General Italo Balbo and his Italian air ar mada James Davis Elected DES MOINES Aug 29 Pi James C Davis Jr of Des Moines was elected national committeeman from Iowa at a meeting of the state centra committee of the Young Re publican league Mrs R Kent Mar committeewoman Bedford Gets Water BEDFORD Aug 29 proximately 20000 gallons of water arrived here by railroad tank cars to augment the city water supply which failed Sunday oil now pouring from the tanks and spreading freely A shift in wind would put boats in the path of the fire spreading by land and on parts of the river Damage Damage to the refining plant of the National Oil company was placed at The first series of shocks caused nearly 5500000 damage in Campana Officials of the company said they did not know how the fire started It began in stills and crude tanks and the use of fire fighting equip ment was impossible Tropical Storm Still Keeps Texas Coast on Edge Awaiting Attack FREEPORT Tex Aug 29 A tropical storm which has played hide and seek with Texas coast cities for several days kept resi dents on edge today while weather observers sought to determine the location and direction of the blow Lashing first at Galveston with a 40 mile wind which caused no ap preciable damage the storm next veered southward towards this sul phur shipping port which suffered severely from a tropical hurricane in July with a loss of 11 lives The wind reached a velocity of 60 to 70 miles an hour here then abated and the storm twisted back out into the gulf hovering off shore last night COLLECT COINS Petrarch an Italian scholar was the first coin collector of note To day a fellow countryman none other than King Victor Emmanuel of Italy is one of the notable collectors of the world and an authority on numismatics Are you a member of the excel lent society of coin collectors Do you intend to become one Are you interested in 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