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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 14, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                HA it 10N E R MIS MEM J AT f i C i T OF 1C IF S UO I M I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KJ5 SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 29 BOOM HERRING FOR VICE PRESIDENT Vandenberg in Spotlight May Assume Major Role in Rebuilding of G 0 P By HERBERT PLUMMKR WASHINGTON Nov 14 the task of rebuilding what is left of the republican party after the devas tating new eal landslide of No vember 6 Sena tor Arthur H Vandenberg o f Michigan may be destined to as the major sume role The bespecta cled self confi dent newspaper man from Grand Rapids seems heir to about all that remains of the G O P His victory the most impresrve of any 01 his colleagues may place on his shoulders the major part of the re sponsibility of rewriting his partys principles and revising his partys lines during the next two years Despite the fact the republicans salvaged little out of the wreckage to give them consolation it is too early to say that their party is dead The framework still exists and it must be remembered there were millions who voted the republican ticket on November 6 Typifies GO P Liberals It is evident however that if the party is to survive it must under go extensive and revolutionary re pairs There seems little doubt that it will be around Vandenberg that tie new structure will be raised nearly than any was senator in the last caxtijj gn to approve a part of the new deal His record in the senate almost from the start has been in sharp contrast with the ideas of the Old Guard leadership He was a mem ber of the famed Young Turks organization in the senate which set itself up against the old line lead ers during the Hoover administra tion Although Alexander Hamilton is his hero he has written books about him he has no patience with diihard toryism Knows Political Ropes New dealers while gratified at their recordbreaking victory in the last elections doubtless would wel come an intelligent and forward looking opposition A vigilant and vigorous opposi tion however small is helpful It may save the party in power many mistakes It also strengthens those in authority in resiting dangerous movements This next congress will see pow erful forces liberated by the new deal at work Extravagant prom ises have been made some impossi ble of fulfillment x Vandenberg knows the political ropes Perhaps he could if permit ted doctor the airing republican party into an organization capable of offering a healthy opposition Hasty Reno Divorce Trial Ends Marriage of Marshall Field HI RENO Nev Nov 14 hasty Reno divorce trial today end ed the marriage of pretty English born Audrey James and Marshall Field in millionaire grandson of the late Chicago merchant prince A charge of extreme mental cruelty details of which were not disclosed won the decree for Mrs Field at a private hearing before District Judge Thomas F Moran Field did not contest the case FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wed nesday night and Thursday warmer Wednesday night in south central and extreme east portion Thursday Colder in northwest portion Thursday afternoon MINNESOTA Partly cloudy in west and south unsettled in northeast portion Wednesday night and Thursday warmer in east and south portions Wed nesday night colder Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 47 Minimum in Night 20 At 8 A M Wednesday 22 Identify Nude Body as That of Kidnaped Child TO COORDINATE LOAN ACTIVITIES OF GOVERNMENT Committee to Open Move Toward Consolidation Named by FR WASHINGTON Nov 14 committee to coordinate ill the lending activities of the government was appointed today by President Roosevelt The move was interpreted as a start on consolidation of federal agencies with a view to absorbing emergency units as the recovery campaign permits Secretary Morgenthau heads the committee Mr Roosevelt said at his regular press conference that the future program for the emergency recov ery units probably would not be definitely decided until about the first of the year To Decide on Funds He said it would probably be de termined also whether any more funds would be asked for the Home Owners Loan corporation Yesterday it announced new ap plications would not be received as more monealready had been re quested than it had It was understood this work would be turned over as soon as possible to private institutions It apparently wasthe intention books on the Homeowners Loan corporation with action upon exist ing applications for thi 000 fund Committee Members Other members of the interde partmental committee named by the president are Secretary Ickes public works administrator nor Myers of the Farm Credit ad ministration Chairman Fahey of the Federal Home Loan bank board Chester C Davis farm administra tor George N Peek president of the exportimport bank Lynn P Talley president of the Commodity Credit corporation Leo T Crowley chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance corporation Jesse H Jones chairman of the Reconstruc tion Finance corporation Marriner S Eccles governor of the federal reserve board and James A Mof fett housing administrator The president said in response to inquiry that he knew of no special new move to increase public control over big utilities He added the subject of public utilities was under study by a spe cial committee appointed some time ago AIR OF OPTIMISM WASHINGTON Nov 14 A new air of optimism that a busi ness revival would soon ease much of the governments recovery load surrounded certain new dealers to day as the Roosevelt administra Turn to Page 2 Column 6 CAPITALLABOR DEADLOCK SEEN Roosevelt May Take Next Move to Keep Peace in Steel Industry WASHINGTON Nov negotiations toward a workable agreement designed to prolong President Roosevelts capitallabor truce in the huge steel industry were described as in a state of complete deadlock today Authoritative sources disclosed that conversations1 began weeks ago between the national steel labor relations board and powerful units of the industry The aim was an agreement intended to promote har mony between employers and steel workers The first proposal came it was learned from a major steel com paiy The board made a counter proposal which was rejected Since then no headway has been made The nature of the proposals is kept a close secret Some observers believe the next move may come from the white house President Roosevelt named the steel labor board last June to seek peace in the industry Master of Grange Tells Farmers to Help Selves Taber Sees Time to Quit Looking to Washington HARTFORD Conn Nov 14 UP J Taber master of the Na tional Grange told the Grange to day at its annual session that it is time to quit looking so much to ward Washington and look more to ward ourselves We have forgotten that debt is but another name for the unpleas ant word taxation He declared Unless the nation and its sub divisions like the people prepare to live within their income crushing tax burdens or the threat of repu diation hover like vultures just ahead Have More Assurance Farmers can look toward 1935 with more assurance than in any year in a decade Taber said But farm prices must be lifted he as serted and farmers service costs reduced by lowering interest rates and by lessening his tax burden be fore rural recovery can be achieved To lift farm prices he recommend ed adjustment of production fuller use of cooperative marketing the opening up of foreign markets and keeping out the flood of competi tive products that can be efficient ly produced at home Favors Work Kelief He said the Grange is in favor of work relief and is opposed to money payment except in emergencies No ablebodied men or women should be given money unless in return they give to state or nation con fjit rural credit he said the farm er cannot prosper unless he has no available reservoir of credit at rea sonable rates He has no desire for subsdized credit or a type of credit that would have a tendency to so cialize the land Taber commended the Roosevelt administartion the department of agriculture and the A A A for the efforts being made to develop a longtime agricultural program Another Warm Winter Is Due for U Weather Bureau Men Take No Chances on Making Positive Claim By STEPHEN J McDONOUGH WASHINGTON NOV 14 The United States is due for an ab normally warm Weather bureau men advised using capital letters on that if to day as they commented on the pos sibilities They acknowledged they have not yet learned to forecast weather for an entire winter but If the present warm cycle which has kept average temperatures high for 25 years continues most of the United States will have an abnor mally warm weather Except in Northeast If present temperature trends continue to parallel those of last year comparatively warm weather will prevail throughout the country except for the northeast Though temperature trends may shift overnight some reliance is placed on past history An unofficial prediction would say that the ap proaching winter will duplicate last year when it was abnormally cold in the northeast and unusually warm in much of the rest of the country Cold Sector Shifts The winters of 193132 and 1932 33 were abnormally warm except in the northwest Then the cold sector shifted to the northeast in the win ter of 193334 with a change in polar air masses Records show for recent years a remarkable preponderance of mild winters for the United States when the country as a whole is consid ered the bureau said Heavy Damage Done as Another Typhoon Sweeps Philippines MANILA P I Nov 14 Another typhoonthe third to swirl across the center of the Phil ippines in less than a month struck the eastern islands of the archipelago today causing heavy property damage and possible loss of life Convicted Daily Tress Photo LYLE ERWIN FOUND GUILTY IN MAY EXTORTION Erwin Faces Maximum of 20 Years in Prison and Fine win Omaha salesman found guilty by a federal court jury last night on charges of attempting to extort Earl E May Shenan doah Iowa merchant will probably be sentenced on Saturday federal court attaches indicated today Erwin was charged with writing and sending extortion letters to May He was arrested last June by Iowa state agents and federal agents who had planted a dummy package as directed by the writer of the letters Erwin was in posses sion of the package when arrested The case was given to the jury late yesterday and the verdict was returned last night Under the Lind bergh law Erwin faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine Byrd Party Reports Exploring Difficulty LITTLE AMERICA Antarctica Nov 14 Mackay Radio Byrd expedition tractor par ty attempting to explore an un known area had reported today its progress was extremely difficult A belt of crevasses and pressure ridges in theRoss ice barrier 165 nauticles southeast of here is mak ing the attempt to break through an arduous one the party advised by radio S D LEADER IN POLITICS KILLED McDonald State Chairman of G 0 P Victim of Auto Mishap BRIDGEWATER S Dak Nov 14 S McDonald 55 Sioux Falls prominent in the state for the past 15 years was killed near here today when his automo bile left the road and crashed into a telephone pole Riding alone Mr McDonald was believed to have fallen asleep at the wheel of his machine which evident ly traveled about 300 feet in the ditch before being wrecked Ihe ac cident occurred about 8 a m while Mr McDonald was enroute to Win ner on a business trip Active in state politics since 1923 Mr McDonald a native of Iowa had served as republican state chairman since 1930 and had just finished directing the strenuous campaign which saw his political opponents victorious in last weeks election Weary from the strain he was believed to have dozen momen tarily just before the fatal crash His widow and two children sur vive Born at Cromwell Iowa Sept 17 1879 Mr McDonald attended the University of Iowa before coming to South Dakota establishing a real estate bond and insurance business at Sioux Falls in 1906 FATHER OF SIX YEAR OLD GIRL ENROUTE HOME Gives Up Long Wait to Pay Ransom in New York NASHVILLE Tenn Nov 14 LP nude body found in a shallow grave on the outskirts of Nashville was identified today as that of Dor othy Ann Distelhurst 6 year old girl kidnaped as she was enroute home from kindergarten on Sept 19 The announcement of the identi fication was made by Attorney Gen eral J Carlton Loser who said the child was murdered Dr Herman Spitz pathologist and Dr Leonard F Pogue dentist and orthodontist examined the body and joined the attorney gen eral in the announcement that the identification was positive The child was murdered Loser said Her skull at the left side was crushed by a hammer or another blunt instrument A rag was found in her mouth possibly used as a gag to prevent an outcry Father Starts Home The girls father A E Distel hurst who had been in New York in an attempt to contact the kid napers and pay over the 5000 de manded for the childs return left New York this morning by plane afterbeing notified of the discov The IdehufUitiori was estab lished definitely by the filling in the second upper right baby molar Dr Poguesaid He had filled Dorothy Anns tooth shortly before she dis appeared and said the filling in the tooth was his work The body was found on the hos pital grounds late yesterday but the announcement of the identification was delayed until the physicians made the examination which con vinced them the body was that of the girl Body Found Buried Loser revealed that the childs body found hastily buried near the county tuberculosis hospital in a secluded spot had been gagged A rag approximately a foot long was found in the mouth This would indicate that the child was abducted and murdered the prosecutor continued adding that he was pushing an investiga tion That is the line we are work ing on now Loser declared and expressed the opinion that the 6 year old had been kidnaped and murdered by a Nashville person Familiar With City He cited in support of this belief that the abductor evidently was fa miliar with the city and was able to go to an isolated spot to hide I the body Two Negro workmen unearthed it yesterday The body was entirely unclad and was in such a state of decomposition that positive identifi cation rested on comparison of den tal work of Dorothy Ann and that of the body On Verge of Collapse CLEVELAND Nov 14 ibly on the verge of collapse A E Distlehurst grief stricken father ar rived on an airliner shortly after noon today to be told that the body of a child found in a shallow grave at Nashville had been positively identified as that of his missing daughter Dorothy Ann Father Starts Home NEW YORK Nov 14 fred E Distelhurst left New York by plane today following a report from Nashville that the body Turn to Pnftc 2 Column 3 Father Learns His Child Is Dead After waiting in New York six days to pay a ransom demand for the return of his G year old daughter Dorothy Ann right Alfred E Distelhurst left returned to his home in Nashville Tcnn on receiv ing word that the body of his missing child had been found 10 Million a Year Cost of U S Spending Two Thirds as Much as in Prohibition KIHTOKS is the last of a series of stories on the liquor traffic since re peal GUARD RECALLED FROM DAM SITE Governor of Arizona Acts After Work Is Halted by Government PHOENIX Ariz Nov 14 Gov B B Moeur today recalled Arizona national guardsmen from Parker where he had ordered them to patrol the martial law zone at the Parker diversion dam site The chief executive said he was calling the troops off in view of the action by the U S reclamation ser vice in stopping work on the Ari zona side of the diversion dam until the respective rights of the states involved are determined By MAX BOYD WASHINGTON Nov 14 The government is spending two thirds as much to regulate the liq uor traffic as it did at the height of efforts to enforce prohibition Enforcement activities ofthe al cohol tax unit are costing about a year The alcohol con trol administration charged with supervision of manufacturers and wholesalers requires 5270000 more The cost of federal enforcement during prohibition ranged from 059000 in 1920 to in 1932 Expenses Are Less None 01 figures takes into account the expense of rum chasers ay the coast guard Its expenditures have been curtailed slightly since repeal Secretary Morgenthau has or dered bis tax unit to conduct un ceasing war on the bigger bootleg gers New enforcement devices have been developed One old favor tapping which aroused protest in prohibition been brought into play again The hcief of coast guard intelli gence has worked out an agree ment to exchange enforcement in formation in the northwest with Canadas mounted police Bottle Trade Outlawed Trading in used liquor bottles has been outlawed to keep them from falling into the hands of bootleggers Beginning Jan 1 liq uor firms will be required to use bottles with a special symbol and a warning against refilling blown into the glass Uncle Sam is trying to collect all taxes he can Brewers have been ordered to install meters keys are kept by federal measure the flow of beer from storage vats into bottles and kegs The meters click every time 31 gallons flows through them Each click means 55 for Uncle Sam The work of the alcohol control administration goes in a different channel It seeks to stabilize the in dustry and to prevent manufactur ers from controlling retail outlets Tnrn to Page 1 Column 3 lowan on Trial for HitchHike Slaying SCHUYLER Nebr Nov 14 B M a 1 m b e r g 19 Des Moines went on trial here on a first degree murder charge of fatal ly wounding Russell Goodwin 42 Genoa Nebr salesman Sept 6 after Goodwin had picked up the youth who was hitchhiking FRAZIERLEMKE ACT IS UPHELD JxslgcCalls Mortgage Law Unfair and Unwise but Constitutional OWA GOVERNOR APPROACHED BY PARTYOFFICIALS Admits He Has Received Telegrams Asking for Meeting Date DES MOINES Nov 14 A movement designed to place the lame of Gov Clyde L Herring of owa in the ring lor vice president f the United States at the 1936 lemocratic national convention was disclosed here today A statehouse spokesman who vould not permit his name to be used in connection with the infor mation said that three high officials of the democratic party had ap iroached the governor with the sug jestion He declined to discuss the answer the governor gave in reply Something In Air Governor Herring admitted to re porters at his press conference that something of the sort was in the air and said that he had received telegrams from two party officials requesting that a date be set for a meeting to discuss the proposition The three democrats the spokes man said started preliminary con versations several years ago when they and Governor Herring were traveling together The spokesman named the party officials responsible for the move ment as Bruce Kremer of Montana John Cohen of Georgia and George Key of Oklahoma Prior to Election The first suggestion the spokes man asserted came prior to the governora election as the first dem ocratic state executive In Iowa for LOUISVILLE Ky Nov 14 The FrazierLemke farm mortgagi act was upheld by Federal Distric Judge Charles I Dawson here todaj as constitutional He added how ever that he believed it unfair and unwise and that he upheld its con stituMonality with regret Judge Dawson ruled in favor 01 William Radford Christian count farmer who had sued to stop by means of the federal act a fore closure against his farm by Louisville Joint Stock Land bank Under the federal act a mort gagor may hold his property five years by paying a reasonable renta to his creditor Judge Dawson said he approached consideration of the case with a very definite conviction of its im constitutjonality He said when the case was argued he did not see how the legislation could be sus tained Frankly his opinion said I re gret that on more mature delibera tion I cannot conscientiously adhere to that view I consider the legisla tion in some of its provisions un fair to creditors and unwise even as to farmer debtors for it inevitably closes to them all private sources of long time credit These matters he concluded however involve questions of pol icy which address themselves to congress not the courts UNIVlSITYDEAN UPHOLDS INSULL Denies Promoters of Stock Company Were Guilty of Market Rigging CHICAGO Nov 14 A dean of a school of commerce testifiec today in the mail fraud trial of Samuel Insull and his 16 codefend ants that promoters of the Cor poration Securities company of Chi cago were not guilty of markel rigging The dean Dr John T Madden head of the school of commerce ac counts and finance of New Yorl University defined market rigging as a Simon pure manipulative op eration whereby the market ii either inflated or depressed to en able the manipulators to sell stock at prices above its value Answering seven theoretical ques tions put by Attorney Floyd E Thompson and based on operation by the Corporation Securities com pany Dr Madden asserted that tin company was justified in maintain ing a market for its stock It was following generally ac cepted business customs of he time he declared Then none of these operations I have described was market rig ging asked Thompson They were not replied Dr Madden successful 10 days ago the spokesman de clared the moment was reinstitu ted and strengthened by receipt of the wires from two of the trio who first discussed the matter The spokesman pointed out that the success of the democratic cam paign in Iowa had brought prom inence to the state in the councils of the national party and that he had been advised by Kremer Cohen and Key that should the Herring for vice president movement take definite shape the support of the three states which they represent would be thrown behind the lowans candidacy Mentioned for Senate Herring has also been mentioned as a possible candidate for United States senator although he has never publicly supported such a movement The name of his running mate Lieut Gov Nelson G Kras chel has also received considera tion for the senatorial candidacy The spokesman emphasized that should the national party agree to candidacy for the vice presidency the way be clearer for Kraschel to make the race for the senate leaving the governorship open for a third democrat Gen Matt A Tinley of Council Bluffs another Iowa democrat wag a candidate for vice president at the 1932 national convention but withdrew in favor of Vice President John N Garner when the support of the California and Texas delega tions was needed for the nomination of President Roosevelt THE KITCHEN STOVE It is said there once was a wo man in who went slightly 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