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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 25, 1934, Mason City, Iowa c R T NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SBKV1CS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 25 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 12 Old Plan to Be Dropped River Harbor Jobs Pork Barrel on Way Out By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON Oct 25 ports persist in Washington that the ancient sys ten of pork bariv legisla tion for river and harbor projects is headed for the discard in the next congress A special board is now at work studying the use of the nations land and water resources and is expected to sub mit its recom mendations to President Roosevelt sometime before the next session The question of rivers and har is certain to comprise a most Japortant part of this report I For years when the country was f Lore prosperous than it has been fif late the rivers and harbors bills 1 Mire favorite grab bags of politi Ins It has been conservatively timated that over a period of the Last hundred years approximately one and threequarter billions of dol lars have been spent for this pur pose Old Congress Custom Until some 12 years ago when the bureau of the budget was cre ated it was an old congressional custom to pass a river and harbor bill at each regular session of con gress Under the eight years of the Woodrow Wilson administration ex actly eight such bills were enacted That was the banner period for this type of legislation The number dwindled to three during both the Harding and Coolidge administra tions to only one in the Hoover 1 administration to none at all since fy Roosevelt became president Under thpSew all river and rrf stJMbeen carried the to these projects 800 without coming to congress or a congressional committee for approv al It is estimated that an additional expenditure of 5235319700 will be required to complete these projects Mansfield Explains While members of congress are careful not to criticize the adminis tration openly for thus going over their heads still there are many who view the step in this direction with alarm Since 1883 the house of rep resentatives through its committee on rivers and harbors has had au thority on such bills Mansfield of Texas chairman oi this committee states the position held by many members of congress as well as the probable course which opposition to scrapping the present system will take if raised Regardless of merit he says large expenditures made without the specific authorization of con gress naturally will invite public criticism such responsibilities should not be placed on the execu tive branch when congress can and should take action BANKERS REPLY TO CHALLENGE Legion Elects Belgrano Demands Bonus VETS VOTE 987 TO 183 TO ASK CASH PAYMENT Boos Heard When Some State Departments Ballot No PICTURE ON PAGE 3 MIAMI Fla Oct 25 Belgrano San Francisco banker today was unanimously elected na tional commander of the American Legion to succeed Edward A Hayes of Decatur 111 Raising its voice in a monstrous aye the Legion demanded the immediate cash payment of the veterans bonus certificates by the government The vote was 987 to 183 Payment Legion officials have estimated would require an outlay of about two billions of dollars by the government There were some boos in this six teenth annual convention of the Le gion as some state departments cast votes against a resolution by the legislative committee calling for bonus payment and remission of in terest on loans already made on the service certificates No Vote Draws Boos New Yorks solid vote of 81 against the resolution drew boos but there were rollicking cheers as Pennsylvanias Illinois 77 igans 33 and the votes of other big states went for the bonus Iowas 33 votes were for payment A roll call was demanded by New York Tennessee Connecticut and Illinois although after the aye and no vote by voice from the floor Commander Edward A Hayes of Decatur HI had said Theres no question in the mind of the shair Adoption of the resolution came after only a few speakers were heard There were frequent calls of question as the speakers finished Applause at Times There were boos and applause at Representations to Japan Made by U S WASHINGTON Oct 25 The United Slates has made repre sentations to Japan against the Mancliukuo state oil monopoly on the grounds that the monopoly would bedetrimental to American oil companies and in violation of the open door policy and the nine power treaty Church Head Dies HELSINGFORS Finland Oct 25 Lauri Ingman head of the Evangelical church of Fin land died today AS MRS PICCARD BECAME FAIR STRATO PIONEER Drifting more than 200 miles from their Detroit takeoff Dr Jean Piccard and his wife Jeannette as as sistant pilot sent their balloon soaring 10 miles into the stratosphere during the first flight ever attempted by a woman before their gondola dropped into a wood near Cadiz Ohio Left shows Mrs Flccard leaning out of the aluminum car for cameramen after her lofty adventure right a view of the silk bag hanging FORECAST IOWA Fair cooler in ex treme east warmer in north west portion Thursday night Friday increasing cloudiness Slightly warmer in west and north pertlons MINNESOTA I n c r e a s ing cloudiness warmer in extreme west portion Thursday night Friday cloudy warmer in south probably showers in north por IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 64 Minimum in Night 38 At 8 A M Thursday 4S The lowest temperature of the month was recorded during the night times when speakers against the bonus resolution concluded Immediately the vote was an nounced the big theater began to empty justifying the remark of Ray Kelly legislative chairman This is what were all waiting for as he presented the bonus resolu tion There was no minority report and although Commander Hayes and others had forecast controversy over the bonus the resolution went through to adoption in an hour Congressman Wright Patman of Texas a Legionnaire and militant bonus payment advocate was the first speaker He urged the veterans to adopt the resolution declaring payment would aid return of spend ing power and prosperity Speak Against Bonus B A Jennings of Arizona and two remained on guard outside John D Sullivan of New York spoke against it The discussion was shut off as Jack Williams of North Dakota I money and jewelry from its hiding moved the previous question j place in a closet which under the conventions rules Shake Off Bonds of procedure called for immediate vote on the resolution Williams motion was seconded by Tom Miller of Arizona It was adopted with a crashing aye against a scattering no and the vote proceeded on the resolution Use Marshal as Decoy in Holdup Netting 5 Armed Men Kidnap Officer Before Raid on Home of Union Head MICHIGAN CITY Ind Oct 25 armed men kidnaped the town marshal oi suburban Long Beach late last nigh and using him as a decoy obtained entrance to the home of Thorras Maloy head of the Chicago Motion Picture Oper ators union robbing it of cash and jewelry reported to total 563000 Town Marshal Thurman Riordan said that he was halted by the gang on a Long Beach street and forced to go witr them to the Ma loy home where they ordered him to knock on the door Known to Family Riordan was known to the fam ily he said and the door was opened whereupon three of the gang rushed in overpowering Mrs Maloy and Mrs Effie Gascogne the only persons m the house while PEACHES OUT OF BROWNING WILL Estranged Wife Disinherited by Daddy Because of Her Conduct NEW YORK Oct 25 ward West Daddy Browning in his will filed today disinherited his estranged wife Frances Peaches Heenan Browning from any of the benefits of my estate except such interests asthe law provides for her at the date of this codicil I disinherit her because of her conduct the will read The docu ment said that because of their un happy married life the real estate operator had lost all love and af fection for her The will was dated Dec 20 1912 and the codicil Aug 26 1930 The document is seven pages long and bears Brownings bold scrawl ing signature ending with a half inch blot They tied up Mrs Maloy and Mrs Gascogne then ransacked the house escapingafter taking the The prisoners shook off their bonds about an hour after the rob bery occurred Ol the loot was reported to have been in cash and investigators assumed that the money was a union fund Maloy a prominent figue in the labor world could not be reached for comment He was reported to be on a hunting trip in Canada Both Riordan and the Michigan City police were reluctant to dis cuss the robbery but it was learned that the robbers all of whom were armed and masked seemed to know that the house contained a large bum of money Under Doctors Care Mrs Maloy was under a doctors care this morning The robbers were in the house about 30 minutes Mrs Maloy said she did not recognize any of the men who seemed to be fa miliar with Mr Maloy and his busi ness They called Mrs Maloy by her first name The men took Riordans gun and a shotgun from the police car he was driving and took two revolvers and a shotgun from the Maloy home Riordan was slugged by the rob bers when they first accosted him Herring Suspends Sentence DES MOINES Oct 25 Clyde L Herrng suspended the sen tence of George Lochrie serving a year sentence in the Van Buren county jail on a breaking and en tering charge Invalid Grafton Woman Fatally Burned in Bed Lamp Thought Upset Son of Mrs Walk Finds Her GRAFTON Oct and shock suffered by Mrs Ida Walk 67 invalid resulted today in her death When her son came into her room last night the bed clothes on the bed on which she was confined were burning It is believed that she upset a kerosene lamp caus ing the blaze Mrs Walk was alone in the house at the time the fire started She was staying with her son Walter Walk three miles west and a mile north of Grafton When he came into the house after doing farm work he discovered the blaze This was about 8 oclock Little Damage From Fire The son rescued his mother and immediately called neighbors to help The blaze was extinguished with little damage The bed cloth ing and a chair were burned Mrs Walks most severe burns were suffered from her hips to her ankles She was not unconscious when found She was removed to the home oi her daughter Mrs Clarence Schultz where she died at 6 oclock Thursday morning Besides the burns Mrs Walk suffered greatly from shock In her weakened condition it is believed hat this resulted in her death Mrs Walk had been an invalid for a long time and was scarcely able to move Leaves Six Children Surviving Mrs Walk are three sons Edwin Walk of Grafton Otto Walk of Florida and Walter Walk with whom she lived and three daughters Mrs Schultz Mrs Clif ford May and Mrs Mike Rade maker Her husband preceded her in death several years ago Mrs Walk was a lifelong resident of this vicinity A year ago fire claimed another life in this vicinity when the Bueh rer farm home was destroyed by flames Nobel Medical Prize to Be Divided Among 3 American Doctors STOCKHOLM Oct 25 Nobel prize in medicine today was divided among three citizens of the United Dr George Minot and Dr William P Murphy of Har vard medical school and Dr George H Whipple of the University of Rochester The three scientists are noted for their research into the treatment of anemia SENATOR FIGHTS WITH ATTORNEY Overton Colleague of Huey Long Carried to Room After Battle NEW ORLEANS Oct 25 United States Senator John H Ov erton colleague of Senator Huey P Long and Burt W Henry attorney and president of the Honest Elec tion league of New Orleans en gaged in a furious fist fight today in the lobby of the Roosevelt ho tel The fight lasted for a minute or two and fast blows were swung and hard licks landed Overton was car ried to his hotel room badly batter ed The senator stated that the fight was caused by his refusal to apologize to Henry for remarks he made on the floor of the United States senate Overton was suffering from a cut over the right eye a badly lacer ated mouth and a bruise on the cheek He was bleeding profusely when carried to his hotel room and given medical attention The fight was stopped by bell boys Overton was elected to the senate with the backing of the Long or ganization and has consistently in dorsed Longs leadership Henrys organization around elec tion times has been active in initiat ing moves for the purity of the bal lot and numbered among its mem bers a group of New Orleans busi nessmen interested in public affairs He testified recently of alleged election fraud practices in the sen ate committee hearing here on charges of fraud and corruption in the election of Overton to the sen ate Furrier Firm Head in Chicago Takes Own Life With Gun CHICAGO Oct 25 rifle shot awakened Mrs Etta Kaplan today Running to the dining room she saw the body of her husband David head of a furrier firm top ple from a clothes closet He had shot himself through the forehead Kaplan was 55 the head of Kap lan and Son Inc His widow told the police he haa been despondent over business and had lost Adolph Kaplan a son operates a New York branch of the firm RECORDS CRASH AS STREAMLINED TRAIN ROLLS IN Flyer Completes Run to New York in 56 Hours and 55 Minutes By B L LIVINGSTONE NEW YORK Oct 25 Diesel engines rumbling a sym phony of power the M10001 streamlined train of the Union Pacific railroad rolled into the dark caverns of Grand Central terminal at a m today and marked a new chapter in American railroad history When her blunt canary yellow nose clicked over the bumper joints at the concourse platform she had set a new rail speed record from Los Angeles to New York City of 56 hours 55 minutes Two decades of railroad history were thrown in sharp relief when W A Harriman chairman of the board of the Union Pacific stepped from the train to the platform Set Old Record Eighteen years before his father the late E H Harriman the wests great builder of a railroad system had set the coasttocoast record when he traveled from San Fran cisco to New York in 71 hours and 27 minutes His son slender youthful chair the route in 14 hours and 32 min utes less time in the new modern streamlined flyer The M10001 negotiated the 3334 miles on schedule and between Cheyenne Wyo and Omaha Nebr speeded to a new worlds railroad record of 120 miles an hour over two consecutive miles On the rec ord dash she covered 18 miles at an average speed of 1105 miles an hour Ahead of Schedule The nine coach articulated aer ondynamic modernism of railroad ing loafed on the ChicagoNew York run for a time of 17 hours 25 minutes 20 minutes ahead of the time of the Twentieth Century Limited over the New York Central tracks Passengers and railroad men on the train expressed the opinion the M10001 could have made the Chi cagoNew York run easily in 12 hours or less It was in Pough keepsie at a m and train offi cials said it was held back to avoid arriving earlier than its sched uled hour of 10 a m It remained however for a work aday New York Central electric lo comotive to haul the train from 150th street into Grand Central be cause of a local ordinance requiring all trains to be electrically driven The M10001s engines were not turned off however The arrival was the occasion for ceremony A red cap band blared California Here I Come while another crew of red caps unrolled the gold and plush carpet jealously kept by the New York Central only for the Twentieth Century Engineer Faints In the midst of the turmoil on the platform Engineer H D Rob inson of Kearney Nebr who brought the train on its final run from Albany fainted It was at tributed to heat from moving pic ture flood lamps and the strain of the long trip He soon recovered Everything worked out as we expected said Harriman By next summer we will have three trains on weekly schedule from Chicago to the three coast cities of San Fran cisco Los Angeles and Portland making the run in 40 hours That will cut a full day off the coastto coast run If that service proves successful we will order additional trains for daily service We have two addi tional trains building now 2 Soviet Officials Put to Death for Acts of Sabotage MOSCOW Oct 25 so viet officials were put to death by firing squads today for counter revolutionary activity and sabotage which resulted in the destruction of state property They were Kokhan Nikolai chief of the Sosnovsky state grain farm and Mikhail Strebkov president of the collective farm in that state Steady Prices Soon Seen as HopeofFR Bankers Study Speech Asking Them to Do Their Part WASHINGTON Oct 25 Out of President Roosevelts ad dress to the American Bankers as sociation there arose today clear indications that the administra tion hopes for international har mony on a policy of arriving at price stabilization as quickly as possible In a speech in which he challenged the banking fraternity last night stopped the flow of credit the president included this paragraph With respect to international re lationships I havent failed to note the growing appreciation in other nations of the desirability of arriv ing as quickly as possible at a point of steadiness of prices and values This objective of a greater steadiness we have constantly kept before us as our national policy Special Significance Special significance was attached to this because sources close to the administration expressed the belief it was one of three salient points in the speech They did not elab orate on it however The remarks on price stabiliza tion are not a pledge for currency stabilization which many bankers desire Many of the 4000 delegates who crowded Constitution hall to listen regarded the speech as leav ing the door open to whatever mon etary strategy may be deemed ad visable to attain the desired price level and then keep it stable It was recalled that the presi dent has expressed a wish for a remaln ateaciyin purchasing power over peri other words a managed dol lar Bankers Not Independent Another point stressed in admin istration quarters today was the presidents remark that bankers are not ejual to nor independent of the government He said the old fallacious notion of the bankers on the one side and the government on the other as more or less equal and independent units has passed away Government he said by the necessity of things must be the leader must be the judge of the conflicting interests of all groups in the community including bankers The government is the outward ex pression of the common life of all citizens Other Point Stressed The other point stressed as salient was his challenge to the banks to resume their responsibility and ex pand the flow of credit Just as it is to be expected he said that the banks will resume their responsibility and take up the burden that the government has as sumed through its credit agencies so I assume and expect that private Turn td race 3 Oluniti 1 SAYS BRUNO GOT LINDY RANSOM Jafsie Names Hauptmann as John After Talk With Him TRENTON N J Oct 25 Dr John F Condon yesterday iden tified Bruno Richard Hauptmann as the man John to whom he paid 550000 ransom money for the prom ised return of the Lindbergh baby it was learned today from an authori tative source Dr Condon known as Jafsie made the positive identification after an hour and a halfs conversation with the German alien immediately after Hauptmann had pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder in the courthouse at Flemington Details of the conversation be tween the two were not revealed but it was understood that Jafsie talked about many of the things that he and the intermediary dis cussed on that dark night as they sat on a bench in a Bronz ceme tery Dr Condon talked with Haupt mann in the Bronx county jail soon after the carpenters arrest but at that time said he was not certain of the identification He went to Flemington yesterday and after his talk with Hauptmann pledged Attorney General David T Wilcntz to secrecy as to the out come of the conversation Wilentz today continued to de cline to discuss the results saying I cannot talk until Dr Condon re leases me from the promise of sc crecv DEMAND BUDGET BE BALANCED BY Declare Lending Depends on Business Pledge CoOperatiom WASHINGTON Oct 25 double barrelled reply to President Roosevelts challenge to American jankers came today at the closing sessions of their convention in the form of resolutions demanding a Balanced budget and a report that oank lending was dependent upon business At the same time the Bankers as sociation adopted a resolution pledg ng cooperation with the govern ment The president had called upon them to demonstrate their confi dence in the American people His speech evoked both favoriable and adverse criticism Up to Businessman Just before adjournment the eco nomic policy commission of the as sociation presented conclusions that American business will again be come a good customer of American banking when the prospects for business profits promise to justify the risks of borrowing The initia tive must be that of the business man it cannot be that of the bank er The concluding session of the con vention saw the bankers rise to give a vote of appreciation for a speech by David Lawrence a Washington newspaperman in which he assailed the policies of the Roosevelt admin istration the of the as sociation said the cross section view of the association pointed the way to further understanding and co operative effort The report of the economic policy commission said Cannot Create Business The developments of this period have conclusively demonstrated that credit availability can facilitate en terprise but cannot create it Unless and until productive bus iness expansion takes place on a large scale the federal government must remain the most important customer of the banks The policy which should guide bankers in their operations during this period should be that of foster ing and assisting business expan sion The criteria for credit expansion should continue to be the time test ed standards of community service responsibility of the borrower and security of the loan Must Be Courageous This is a time when good bank ing must perforce be courageous banking and likewise it is the time when courageous banking must be vigilantly resolute to be good bank ing The economic policy commission is headed by Leonard P Ayres vice president of the Cleveland Trust company widely known as an eco nomic writer The commissions re port is supposed to give a cross sec tion of the American bankers view point A new spirit of cooperation be tween the government and bankers was hailed by Winthrop W Al drich chairman of Chase National bank of New York on the basis of President Roosevelts talk Aldrich called on President Roose velt to express his congratulations Turn to Iuee 3 roltimn 2 Presidents Their Wives This attractive booklet of 48 pages illustrated and with colored cover not only gives the essential facts concerning every president from Washington to Franklin D Roosevelt and every first lady of the land but it is in reality a con densed history of the U S for the history of the country may be read in the biographies of its great men Inclose 10 cents in coin to cover cost and handling Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskln director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin care fully wrapped for the booklet Presidents and Their Wives Name City State Mail to Washington P X
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