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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 19, 1934, Mason City, Iowa I 5 MEM A rf T OF I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XL ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH K3WANS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19 1934 HOME EDITION iws PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION ONE NO 295 Manage to Keep Calm State Department Unruffled Amid Confusion ABSUCiAiHiJ rruioo m ELECTRIC STRIKE AT D M ENDS By HERBERT PMJMMER ASHINGTON Sept 19 In all the fevered activity accom p a n y i n g the new deal in the capital the glamor of this and that newly created alphabet ical agency even for office space one spot in Wash ington thus far refuses to be dis turbed Its the federal building within a stones throw of President Roose velts office itself described by the architecturally inclined as a mon strosity It houses the state depart ment Not that the state department has no share or interest in the whirl of activity on and off Pennsylvania avenue What with negotiating new deal reciprocal trade agree ments with other countries further ingMr Roosevelts good neighbor policy and the like its share m the administration is considerable But the department refuses to get excited about it Motto Keep Cool Its the theory of everyone con nected with the No 1 post in the presidents cabinet from the secre tary of state on down that no mat ter how much interest its individual members may feel in what occurs here or abroad the department should be run in such a manner the wildest furor will slide across state department desks as part of regular Farmers Union CHALMERS ASKS ACTION WITHIN NEXT 2 WEEKS Sees Move as Way to Get Consideration by Government William H Labor Organizer Dies ex illustration of this was to be had only recently during the feverish events in Vienna with their dramatic accompaniment ot gunfire executions and shaken gov ofthis outburst fraught with worldwide ramifica tions the state department was en grossed in the task of whipping into shape the first of the new deal reciprocal trade treaties 4 few extra cables from George S Messersmith American minister to Austria made available to the public in casual fashion through the departments division of current in formation represented outwardly at least the only symptoms of otii cial concern Rushed Post Haste Off the record it was known by newsmen assigned to cover the de partment that Messersmiths cables in code were rushed post haste to all interested quarters of official Washington where they were scanned thoroughly and anxiously The last time the statistically in clined at the department took the trouble to figure it out they found that over a period of a year three million letters cables and tele grams were cleared incoming through the division of communi cations and records And outgoing telephone calls alone average from 4000 to 4200 Still the only time state depart ment officials admit they get a bit rushed is when the United States and foreign governments start ex changing notes on war debts Reductions Made in Projects Under PWA WASHINGTON Sept 19 CW Public Works Administrator Ickes announced reductions in seven pre viously awarded loan and grant al lotments for nonfederal projects and increase made in 14 others Those reduced included a grant of S5000 to Linn county Iowa for grading roads which was cut to 800 because of a reduction in the amount of work to be done at this time DES MOINES Sept 19 farm strike in less than two weeks unless we get consideration out here on the farms from both the state and federal governments was vigorously advocated here today bj John Chalmers vice president of the Iowa Farmers Union Chalmers proposal presented be fore the eighteenth convention ot the Iowa farmers union received a thunderclap of applause from an audience of about 1000 farmers and their wives attending the conven tion Chalmers declared that he hoped the resolutions committee of the convention and the board of the Farm Holiday association both of which meet tonight pass resolutions calling for a farm strike unless the government gives farmers imme diate consideration Time to Strike Now is the opportune time to Chalmers asserted If you miss this opportunity youll be miss ing an opportunity of a lifetime Now is the time to strike while the others are striking Chalmers likened the opportun ity tostrike7 to themaking of a snowball which gains momentum as it rolls along Thats the way this situation will be settled sooner or later he asserted He said that the things for farm ers to do is organize show the gpv eminent that they possess the power to strike hard and then we will get consideration in Washing talk was repeatedly punctuated by loud handclaps and shouts of approval Cost of Production The farmers union executive again brought into the picture cost of production economic battle cry of the farm strikers last year The government has guaranteed the price of corn fodder Chalmers said but it has not set the price on beef cattle corn or hogs He attacked the cornhog corn loan and corn fodder programs of the AAA He urged farm union members not to sign another con tract or they are going to hogtie you Concerningthe corn loan program Chalmers asserted that less than 6 per cent of the loaned to Iowa farmers stayed in the farmers pocket The remainder he asserted went to the bankers and loan companies Different Situation Chalmers declared that nobody in j the United States ever saw or ever will see conditions such as will pre vail this winter He predicted that a year from now through the ef forts of the Farmers Union and the TAeWeather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Wed esday night and Thursday showers probable In east por tion cooler in north central and extreme west portion Wednes day night cooler Thursday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Wednesday night and Thurs day possibly showers in east portion Wednesday night much cooler in east and south Wed nesday night or Thursday and in northwest Wednesday night temperature near Wednesday night in extreme northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for V hour period ending at g oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 11 Minimum in Night of At 8 A M Wednesday 59 Turn to Page 3 Column 1 IMPORTFOREIGN MACHINE GUNS Sold Without Restrictions in This Country Senate Committee Told WASHINGTON Sept 19 The seriate munitions committee was told today that foreign ma chine guns had been imported and sold without restriction in this country Other statements about which testimony circled included That Lieutenant Commander James H Strong of the United States navy received commissions for munitions sales he made to the Colombian government while still in the navy That Federal Laboratories Inc had engaged in lobbying in state and national capitals to prevent legislation against the use of tear is John W Young president of fed eral laboratories said more than 100 foreign machine guns had been imported this year and some of them sold by a New York importer with out restriction Captains Hans Tauscher a former German mili tary attache who was expelled by President Wilson during the World war was described in testimony as the importer Infection Is Fatal to State Federation Secretary William H Griebling 58 secre tary and treasurer of the Iowa Fed eration of Labor died at a local hos pital late Tuesday afternoon fol lowing a brief illness resulting from infection which developed from a small pimple For the past 22 years Mr Grieb ling had been one of the leaders of labor movements in North Iowa and was recognized by fellow workers as having made an unsurpassed contribution to the cause of organ ized labor in Mason City Took Office in March For several years secretary of he Mason City labor assembly and prominent in union organization work in this section Mr Griebling vas elected secretarytreasurer of he Iowa State Federation of Labor at Des Moines March 26 1934 He succeeded Michael Sherman now of Washington D C Previous to this Mr Griebling had been a member of the executive board since 1926 and had been presi lent of the Iowa State Council of Carpenters for 12 years Mr Grieb ling had been identified with or canized labor for 38 years having first become affiliated with the movement as an apprentice carpen ter at Milwaukee Wis Born at Milwaukee Born at Milwaukee Jan 10 1876 Mr Griebling attended the Mil waukee schools and later entered the carpenters trade Helater became engaged incontractingMidthen be came business agent for the car penters union holding this position for 12 years until he became a trav eling organizer for the international union with his office at Indianapo After 14 years on the road in the cause of labor Mr Griebling came to Mason City and again went into the contracting business He was secretary and president of the car penters local union here for eight i years before he was elected presi dent of the Iowa State council Married in Mason City Mr Griebling was married to Ida Elizabeth Albert Winona Minn Sept 28 1903 at Mason City That same year they purchased their home at 9 Georgia avenue south east where the family now resides Surviving Mr Griebling are his wife and two sons James of Mason City and Harvey of Milwaukee Wis and one sister and one brother Mr Griebling was a member ot the Masonic order the Low Twelve a branch of the Masons the Eagles and the German Lutheran church of Milwaukee He served on the board of the Iowa State Federation of Labor for eight years and was a member of the carpenters union and the Iowa State council Funeral services for Mr Griebling will be held at 2 oclock Thursday afternoon at the McAuley funeral home The Rev William H Spence pastor of the First Methodist Epis copal church will be in charge of the services Burial will be in Me morial Park cemetery The body will lie in state at the McAuley fu neral home until the time of the services There will be prayer at the Mc Auley funeral home at 8 oclock Wednesday evening Several labor leaders in Iowa will attend the funeral services they have indicated These include J C Lewis president of the state fed eration and members of the fed eration executive committee Italy Files Protest at Attack Made in Yugoslavia Papers ROME Sept 19 Italian government tonight instructed its minister in Belgrade to protest strongly to the Yugoslav govern ment against a virulent antiItal ian newspaper campaign in Yugo slavia The official announcement of the protest was made by the foreign office after government quarters had predicted a diplomatic incident between Italy and Yugo slavia FARLEY PRAISES POSTAL SYSTEM Talks Shop and Makes No Reply to Address by Col Roosevelt COUNCIL BLUFFS Sept 19 General James A Farley in a shop talk with em ployes of his department at the IowaNebraska postmasters con vention here today praised the United States postal system as tne best in the world and told his lis teners the continued success of the postoffice department is your re sponsibility Political observers had anticipat ed that Farleys address would be an answer to Col Theodore Roose vents attack on the administration at Des Moines Monday night But the rotund chairman of the demo cratic party referred to politics only once and then it was in connec tion with his exhortation for a con tinued splendid record in the postoffice department What was expected to be the opening wedge in the democratic partys answer to the republican introduction of national issues into the state cam paign turned out to be merely a departmental gettogether Take Vigorous Part Farley called upon the postmas ters to take a vigorous part in so cial civic and charitable affairs as representatives of the government He pointed out that postmasters frequently are the sole represent atives of the federal government it their respective communities and said The efficiency with which you conduct your postoffice and the rharacter of your official and per sonal life are two of the points by which your fellow citizens judge whether the administration of gov ernment is good or bad During these times the postal chief continued so trying to all our postmasters have made a splen did record and they may well be Turn to Page 3 Column ft Fire in Building of Hitler Newspaper Results in Inquiry BERLIN Sept 19 fire started today in the building of Chancellor Hitlers personal news paper organ the Voelkischer Beo bachter and an immediate inquiry was started to determine whether the blaze might have been of in cendiary origin A socalled great alarm was turned in to the fire department and upper stories of the building were evacuated quickly Apprehension of incendiarism wa felt because of the recent fire DEMOCRATS TOP IS PRIMARYVOTING Schmedeman Renamed by Biggest Vote Given Any Candidate MILWAUKEE Wis Sept 19 UP Albert G Schmedeman tar get of the new progressive party was renominated by the democrats in yesterdays primary by the larg est vote accorded any candidate In comparison with his vote get ting strength Philip F LaFollette and Howard T Greene the progres sive and republican gubernatorial nominees respectively lagged far behind with less than 500 precincts out of 2916 missing The campaign plea of Philip La Follette and his brother Senator Robert M LaFollette Jr for a heavy turnout in favor of the new political alignment failed to pro duce the desired results Robert La Follette unopposed for the progres sive nomination polled a vote about equal that given his brother Fall Far Short While the entire democratic state ticket labeled reactionary by the progressives was increasing its strength in every county the LaFol lettes and the republicans fell far short of equalling the vote cast for their respective candidates two years ago whenthey fought their battles in the republican column The democratic ticket was lined up behind President Roosevelt and the new deal and its varied con tests including a five cornered race for the senatorial nomination prov ed more popular with the voters Total Vote Light The total vote however was nuch lighter than the candidates expected Some 50000 potential electors gave no expression of then sentiment on the new party issues In the democratic gubernatorial primary 2440 precincts gave Schmedeman 141849 William B Rubin 25359 Richard Lehmann 12738 For the progressive gubernatorial nomination 2388 precincts gave LaFollette 120425 Henry O Meisel 6080 For the republican nomination for oovernor 2388 precincts gave Greene 72443 Fred R Zimmer man 44593 James N Tittemore 9719 Nomination Conceded Zimmerman conceded nomination Senator LaFollette without op position polled 107438 votes in 2519 precincts John B Chappie repub lican senatorial nominee also witn ut opposition ran along with the epublican ticket His vote in 2101 recincts 90733 John M Callahan held a lead ver his nearest rival for the demo ratic senatorial nomination The ote in 2366 precincts gave Calla an 48166 Francis E McGovern 1873Charles E Hammersley HEIRESS WITH HUBBY Mrs Virginia Ewing McCafferty runaway daugh ter of the president of the Uni versity of Pennsylvania Is shown with her hitchhiking husband Dan McCafferty in Boise Idaho They said they planned to live in El Centre Cal Associated Press Ask Injunction to Prevent Picketing PHILADELPHIA Sept 19 Seven Philadelphia textile manu facturers today petitioned common pleas court for an injunction pro hibiting textile strikers from picket ing their plants in quarters of the Russian trade dele gation SAYSHEWAS IN RADIO ROOM NEW YORK Sept 19 Charles A Maki third radio opera tor of the liner Morro Castle wh according to earlier testimony wen to the bridge for orders and did no return testified today that he wen back to the radio room on the shi at a m and found it deserted Turn PttR 3 Column CIRCUS GUARDS KILL RAGING LION AFTER BEAST GETS LOOSE RICHMOND Va Sept 19 guards today shot to death a raging lion after the beast had broken open his cage in a circus parade pulled down a wagon horse and scattered crowds in terror Leaping across the radiator of an automobile the lion leaped up the street and turned on a sec ond horse sinking his teeth into the animals head Then Patrolman John Robert Paul advancing almost under the hoofs of the agonized horse shot five times Angry and hurt the big jungle beast bounded down the street finally taking refuge in the HankinsJohann Sheet Metal works Employes fled and the doors to the building were closed A cir cus guard with a high powered rifle opened one of the doors and fired four times at the beast whose roars could be heard in the street outside the building Then accompanied by policemen the guard entered and one of the officers finished the wounded animal with a pistol bullet CRITICS ATTACK NEW YORK PLAN Hit Proposal to Get Relief Funds by Operation of City Lottery NEW YORK Sept 19 broadside of criticism was directed today at the citys proposals to raise relief funds through new taxes and a municipal lottery Threat of a legal fight against the lottery was voiced No sooner had the board of alder men and the board of estimate passed the measures than protests were raised in several quarters The Rev George Drew Egbert president of the society for the pre vention of crime said the lottery would sap the morals of our citi ens He said the society is con ulting attorneys to decide what gal action to take Mayor F H Laguardia who ac epted the lottery Plan after his riginal proposal for raising money ad been rejected admitted a lot ery stood about one chance in ten rf being declared legal Nevertheless the indications were hat the measures would become aw at the end of the five days re uired by statute Just how soon a est of the legality of the lottery jlan is to be made has not been in licated Death Toll in Strike Rises to Thirteen Tear Gas Is Used in Clashes Troops Called Out Bj THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The death toll in the textile strike mounted to 13 Wednesday the idle were estimated at 420000 and skirmishes in textile centers in creased in number One name was added to the death of Ernest K Riley 40 of Mount Holly N Car He died of a bayonet wound suffered Tuesday night when several thousand pick ets rushed troops at Belmont N Car A report of President Roosevelts mediation board was awaited in the hope that it would contain a clew for a peace move Tear Gas Used Tear gas was used extensively in scattered clashes A shouting rock hurling crowd of several hundred was dispersed from the Powell knitting mill at Spartanburg S Car by special officers who used ear gas and fire hose Police used the same weapons to avert a serious clash between tex ile pickets and mill hands in Little Falls N Y More tear gas guns were brought nto play at Waterville Maine a new high tension spot on the tex ile map The rioting in Waterville outside the Lockwood Manufacturing com pany mill was the worst outbreak of the current strike in Maine Six men were arrested and natinna guardsmen were dispatched to the scene Windows Are Shattered Scores of windows In the plant were shattered Police in Indianapolis Ind in vestigated reports of disorder in connection with the strike at the Indianapolis Bleaching company They were informed that a bus car rying workers to the plant had been stoned and several windows broken Gaston county N Car remain ed a sore spot of the strike At Bel mont N Car 300 residents who organized as vigilantes Tuesday night to reestablish law watched developments In addition to Rileys death J T Brown 34 of Belmont remained m the hospital with a serious wound which however was not expected to prove fatal Dozen Others Injured Approximately a dozen other pickets received treatment at Bel mont for bayonet gashes At Nashua N H visiting pickets arrived to stage a demonstration Police advised the leaders to leave town with their delegations The barbed wire fence of At lantas new internment camp con fined 116 men and 16 women ar rested in strike disorders The tex tile strike committee in Washing ton made public a telegram sent to Governor Talmadge of Georgia BOMB EXPLODES AT DES MOINES Gaping Hole in Corner of Building Is Evidence of Labor Trouble 3 Burned to Death as Fire Razes Home GRAFTON 111 Sept 19 Three persons were burned to death when the farm home of Harry La gate three miles west of here waf destroyed by fire early today The dead Grace Lagate 21 Frieda La gate 11 and Orville Crull 2 grand son of Harry Lagate Two other per sons were injured and six escapee without injury TRUCTCWANY PLEA APPROVED DES MOINES Sept 19 proval of the application of th Brady Transfer and Storage com pany of Fort Dodge for authority t operate as a freight motor carrie was announcsd today by the stat railway board in deciding what th board considered to be one of th most important cases ever brcugh before it Turn I Turn hi Iltue 3 Column 3 CONTROL MOTHS SETTLEMENT IS MADE IN PARLEY WITH GOVERNOR Lights Turned on After Four and Half Hours of Darkness DBS MOINBS Sept 19 Moines four and a half hour electric strike came to an abrupt end here this morning when a settlement be tween striking mechanical workers and employers was reached after a conference with Gov Clyde L Herring The settlement brought electrio power flooding hack into the net work of Des Moines and six near by cities which had been virtually without electric current from the time the master switch at a central plant here was pulled at a m under orders of the strike leaders One circuit serving some Des Moines hospitals and giving light but not power to a few downtown office buildings was left up by the trikers in answer to the pleas of fficials City In Darkness The rest of the city and all of he other six smaller cities were to otal darkness until a m when the order to resume service was given The settlement provides for arbi tration of wage and recognition dis putes between a company union the local of the International Brother hood of Electrical Workers and company officials It called for an election among the 150 plant workers to be held soon as possible under pices to select which union jshall have exclusive employment rights It provided that further or lockouts shall be banned pending the completion of negotiations Right to Cancel It also gave the companies the right to cancel with six months notice the agreement with the Iowa Operators Association its contract for exclusive employment in some departments of the plant Meeting in the darkened lobby of the Kirkwood hotel here ten del egates representing workers and employers discussed their problems with Governor Herring The agreement was announced just as the last few city street lights left on the one remaining electric circuit blinked out in the dawn leaving the hotel lohby in shadows Within a few moments power surged back into the wires Representatives of the strikers who had demanded a wage increase and recognition of their union de bated with company officials over points of the impasse Warned by Herring Governor Herring warned them that you had better get together and settle this or the public will settle it We are not going to have the hotels closed or the hospitals closed and business houses closed while a few groups argue about who repre sents who he said Isnt there some way you can throw this in the hopper and arbi DBS MOINES Sept 19 gaping hole in the corner of a near y completed apartment building in he center of the west end residen ial district stood today as evidence if labor disorders brewing in the ity A bomb which exploded in a base ment aparment shortly before mid night blasted out one corner of the building Houses for several blocks around were jarred by the ex jlosion Neighbors reported seeing two men running from the building a few seconds before the explosion oc curred The men one short and stockily built and the other des cribed as tall and well dressed were said to have fled in an automobile The explosion endangered the lives of two persons who saw the flicker of the fuse and were hurry ing toward the building when the blast took place Mrs H C Hoskms and Gus Murray were less than 50 feet from the building at the time L H Henderson night watch man at the apartment building was in a front apartment when the ex plosion carne He had visited the scene of the blast but a few minutes before Henderson said he was warned yesterday to be especially watchful because of recent labor troubles Year in and year out these busy little pests do their damage in fur niture and draperies and clothes At the annual housecleaning the house wife is shocked to realize the extent of their destruction You should have the official help of your Uncle Sara to fight intelligently against these annoying pests Officials of the bu reau of entomology have compiled a booklet that will help you greatly in fighting moths It is The Con trol of Moths in Upholstered Fur nture and contains valuable infor mation with illustrations on how moths attack furniture kinds of moths and how to control and erad icate them Order your copy today Inclose 4 cents to cover handling and postage Use coupon Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Hnskln Director Washington D C I inclose herewith 4 cents m coin carefully wrapped for the booklet on Moths in Uphol stered Kama Street City State Mail to Washington P C
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