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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 29, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEKV1UB MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 29 1934 NO 67 Will Get It Over With House Leaders to Let Bonus Vote Up Early By HERBERT PLTJMMEK ASHINGTON Dec 29 The strategy bt bindthe decision of leaders oncap itol hill to per mit as early a vote as possible on the bonus say those on the in side is not con cerned wholly with their desire to get the ses sion off to a har monious start The play also is directed at the s oc ailed dis charge rule which so plagued the house lead ers in the last session This rule which permits 145 members of the house to force a vote on any measure has been used twice before to bring the oonus to j the floor of the house and on each i occasion it has been passed i Action Is Expected Similar action is expected in the i coming session House leaders therefore admit ting they probably cant do any 1 thing about it want to get the i thing over with as quickly as pos I sible Then they plan a determined i assault on the discharge rule in an effort to require that a majority of the house affix their signatures to such petitions Such things as the Townsend oldage pension plan and the like are in the offing it is pointed out and the leaders are taking no chances Banking Legislation Washington observers are a much at sea as ever as to what tha administration has in mind in the banking legislation in the Tcoming session TheVsiightest move in this direc instance when it was re vealed that the federal reserve board had decided not to fill at this time vacancies in the post of re serve agent in several of the re serve districts all sorts of expla nations were heard Many interpreted the boards de cision to the uncertainty over what changes congress will be asked to make this winter in the national banking structure The board couldnt get the type of men it de sires it was said to accept ap pointments unless they could be assured of a degree of permanency Not Resigning Yet Gossip and rumor to the con trary Chester Davis AAA ad ministrator says he has no inten tion of resigning his post for some time to come Heres the reason he gave when asked directly about such reports Ive spent about 15 years of my life in an effort to have created an agency such as the agricultural ad justment administration I intend to see it through Ive been offered 1 other jobs yes but Im not inter ested Former Resident Dies DTJMONT Dec Will Titus received word that her bro ther Leander Jamison 84 Bemidji Minn died in Solway Minn after a nine months illness from paraly sis He left this community about 50 years ago TTteWeather FORECAST IOWA Probably fair Satur day night and Sunday except local cloudiness slightly warm er Sunday In extreme west por tion MINNESOTA Fair Saturday night and Sunday not so cold Sunday in west and south IN MASON CITY t GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 21 Above i Minimum in Night Zero At 8 A M I Above Trace of Frozen Mist WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO Dec 29 outlook forthe period Dec 31 to Jan 5 For the region of the great lakes much cloudiness frequent precipi tation temperatures mostly near or below normal For the upper Mississippi and i lower Missouri Valleys and the nor them and central great plains j unsettled weather with rather I frequent precipitation especially in I north portions temperatures near or above normal south portions with marked fluctuations north por tionsabove to below normal JAPAN RENOUNCES NAVY TREATY Snowbound on Mountain After Crash FAIL TOlOCATE AIR LINER CREW AND PASSENGER Four Men Report It Is Very Cold We Would Like Help Soon ALBANY N Y Dec 29 Radio compass stations of two countries were unable today to lo cate four men who reported they were snowbound on an Adirondack mountain peak after the wreck last night of the BostonCleveland air liner One of the last message that came from the party as their radio calls weakened said It is very cold up here and we would like to have help soon A short time later Pilot Ernest Dryer reported Our battery is about dead now Somewhere in Wilds Department of commerce radio stations at Boston Albany Newark and Buffalo and a station at Mon treal Canada sought to converge radio beams on the plane They were only able to fix its location as somewhere in the wild country be tween Gloversville and Speculator Pilot Dryer brought the huge 16 passenger ship Curtis Condor down in a clump of trees about oclock last night E S T without injury to two copilots and ihe one passenger a federal education ex pert had been built and that he believed he was down near Gloversville Mountain Peaks Hidden Forest rangers said that a freezin fog in some parts of the lower Adirondacks and raging snowstorms in others hid all mountain peaks The men had guns but no food We will fly to find them as a last resort if it is humanly possible to get a plane off the ground Manager William Garrett of the American Airlines at Albany an nounced All planes remained grounded warned that ice would form on their wings as it did on the wings of the Cleveland plane and forced them down State troopers and forest rangers on snowshoes worked through miles of wilderness northwest of Glovers ville without reporting any trace of the plane Long Period of Silence No word came from it between oclock last night when it made its last flying report over Utica and a m when the voice of CoPilot Jack H Brown sounded on the American Airlines radio station at Albany airport say ing Everybodys all right please tell our folks We crashed in a group of trees We are at 2200 feet altitude Later the party reported the plane was being covered by snow already two and a half feet deep Deny Zmovieff and Kaneneif Executed MOSCOW Dec 29 for eign pressbureau branded as ar rant nonsense today reports cir culated abroad that Gregory Zmo vieff and Leo Kameneff former red leaders had been executed MAJORlATTLE SEEN IN CHACO Paraguay Bolivia Troops Estimated at 80000 Face Each Other BUENOS AIRES Dec 29 T Paraguayan and Bolivian troops es timated at 80000 strong confronted one another on a wide front today apparently for a major engagement in the Chaco Boreal war As ominous quiet prevailed be tween the opposing forces with con tradictory interpretations of their first encounter yesterday Bolivia announced strongParaguayan Jirusts were repulsed in the waste land sectors of Carandayty Capir enda and Pilcomayo The Para guayan press described the clashes as preliminary skirmishes Exuberant over recent victories eneral Estigarribia Paraguayan commanderinchief has arrayed his orces for an advance on valuable Bolivian oil fields beyond Villa Monies Edgington 63 Former North Iowa Fair Head Dies Suddenly at Home Rural Leaders Rites to Be Monday at Sheffield SHEFFIELD Dec R Edgnigton 63 former president of the North Iowa Fair association died suddenly at his farm home six miles northwest of Sheffield at 6 oclock Saturday morning Me had been ill only two days following stroke Mr Edgington had been president of the North Iowa fair for six years and this year retired from this po sition He was president of lie Sheffield Community creamery for nine years and was prominently identified with community and rur al interests of this community On June 8 1871 Mr Bdgintnn was born on a farm near Brooklyn Iowa He had lived for the past years on his farm near here He was a member of the local M 13 church Surviving Mr Edgington are his wife and five children three sons George Floyd and Clarence all of whom reside on farms near Shef field and two daughters Mrs Vail of Harlan and Miss Fay Ed gington of Elkhart Ind Funeral services will be conduct ed Monday afternoon at Sheffield probably at the M E church The exact hour had not been announced yet Burial will be made in the Sheffield cemetery DAN R EDGINGTON PRAISED County Agent Marion Olson stated that Mr Edgington had for many years been vitally interested in the cooperative movement in rural communities anij had always been a worker in progressive activi ties ready to do anything which he was asked to do Mr Edgington was a real leader and uptodate progressive farmer Agent Olson continued He was very thorough in all his work and quite modest despite the recognition given him for his activities Particularly was he interested in encouraging the tH boys and girls club work and in this field the North Iowa fair became outstand ing Through personal contacts as well as through his official position he was always anxious to give en couragement to the farm youth Fred G Mitchell secretary of the North Iowa fair is visiting in Cali fornia and could not be reached for a statement EXILED TROTZKY IS STILL THREAT Events in Russia Rank High in Top News of Week Just Past THE WEEKS BIGGEST NEWS Stalin uproots Trotzky bloc Christmas merriest since 1929 Saar basin suffers jitters By B L LIVINGSTONE NEW YORK Dec 29 cal ghosts of Leon Trotzky have yet to be laid in soviet Russia This weeks news from Moscow demonstrated that the exiled com munist party leader is still a power ful irritant to Joseph Stalin and his soviet dictatorship Trotzky doctrines chief of which is world revolution have shaped into the threat of an internal coun terrevolution linked with foreign fascism according to officially in spired Moscow press Grimly prosecuted was a purge of the communist party sounded by firing squads after the assassination of Sergei Kiroff Dec 1 It was frankly directed this week against propagators of Trotzy doc trine Mass arrests were made in principal soviet cities Under arrest was Gregory Zino vieff one time corevolutionary with M Trotzky CHRISTMAS CHEER Christmas of 1934 brought bright est cheer in five years To Dionne Quintuplets it brought loads of gifts Santa Clans in per son of Dr Dafoe To South American Chaco is brought new death and battles as Turn to VRRE 3 ft Want Work for Employables on Relief Rolls Administration Request for Power to Congress Seen by High Officials WASHINGTON Dec 29 The Roosevelt administration some high officials forecast today will ask congress for power to put all employables on the relief rolls to work At present their number is estimated at 3500000 to 4000000 It was believed however that an elastic program would be sought with the government leaving to private business as much of this job creating task as it can assume Though there were indications that the plan Mr Roosevelt will lay before the congress convening next Thursday has not been com pleted certain officials who de clined to be quoted by name saw the administration moving toward a jobsforall goal 4 Million Involved The Washington Post placing the number of unemployed work ers involved at 4000000 said the plan was to give them jobs on pro jects financed in whole or part by the government As the president drafted his mes sage to a session which will deal with so many momentous issues that leaders expect it to last well into next summer it became known that one project being weighed by the chief executive is to increase the membership of the civilian con servation corps from its present 350000 to 1000000 Robert Fech ner director of the CCC declined comment on this But he had said previously that the national forest service and the park service had estimated there was enough work of the nature done by the corps to keep a million men busy for 50 years End Grade Crossings Among other plans placed before the president was one to put many idle to work eliminating grade crossings Some officials thought this had virtually been decided up on though the amount of the ex penditure was not mentioned The national resources board recently suggested a 5500000000 longterm program of crossing work Although the number of persons receiving federal aid has been esti mated at 19000000 Relief Admin istrator Harry L Hopkins is seek ing to return some 4000000 un employables to the care of the states That leaves 15000000 of whom some 3500000 to 4000000 are estimated to be bread winners and the rest dependents No Comment on Plan There was no comment on the work relief program at President Roosevelts press conference late yesterday The chief executive did say however that a survey dis closed the federal emergency relief administration was caring for many aged and infirm persons who properly were the care of the states Thougn the administrations pro gram contains an unemployment in surance proposal the intentions on old age pensions have not been an nounced There was no immediate reaction in administration ciicles to Senator Borahs contention that the return of the aged to state care veil Turn to TaKC 3 Olnmn 2 BURGLARIES ARE CLEARED UP BY ARREST OF SIX Four Sign Statements 35 Safe Lootings m Iowa Solved DES MOINES Dec 29 H Pederscn Des Moines inspector of detectives said today that the arrest o six persons four of whom have signed statements has solved 35 safe burglaries and lootings here and in six other Iowa towns Admissions of the group taken into custody in an intensive six day roundup that followed a random ar rest of one of the six included six burglaries last Sunday morning at New Market three at Adel four at Waukce two at Colo one each at Collins and Bondurant and 18 in Des Moines Four Give Statements Those in custody here who Ped ersen said have made written statements gave their names as Robert Dougherty 30 son of a for mer New Market banker Max Botsford 24 Gerald A Duffy 23 and Charles Bales all of Des Moines Others whom Pedersen said were implicated in the gang by the ad missions are Ed Fletcher 35 and Walter Tracy both of DCS Moines Fletcher is in jail here while Tracy is being held at Albany Mo in connection with a bank robbery and Three other persons are sew hunted Pedersen said Cache Used by Gang Late yesterday detectives searched a cache which they said had been used by the gang and found quantities of burglar tools and nine ounces of high explosives Pedersen announced the recovery of a packet of opium stolen in the raids at Waukee from the Morrill drug store and of the estimat ed total of more than in cash lost by victims of the 35 burglaries Members of the gang told him the rest of the money had been spent the inspector said Cases which the four admitted covered a period of about three months and included most of the major burglaries reported in a rapid series this fall in Des Moines Pedersen said Colo Safe Blown Among the burglaries to which Pedersen said admissions had been obtained were a safe blowing at the Colo grain elevator where in cash was obtained in a second at tempt after automatic tear gas foiled a first try breaking ito safes of two Des Moines churches the Church of the Open Bible where was taken once and in a later visit and the Second Church of Christ Scientist where no loot was obtained and theft of a rifle at the First Church of Christ Scientist in Des Moines after an office vault re sisted entry Other Des Moines burglaries in cluded oil stations groceries a bot tling works from which S600 was stolen and several wholesale firm branch offices The raids at Wau kee and Adel were both made early last week CLAIM HE DIDNT KNOW FISCH THEN Prosecution Plans to Show How Hauptmann Spent Ransom Money FLEMINGTON N J Dec 23 Pi Richard Hauptmann began spending the hot 550000 Lind bergh ransom a few days after it was paid and long before he ever knew the mysterious Isadore Fisch the state of New Jersey will contend when the Lindbergh kidnapmurder trial starts next week This phase of the states case an official source revealed it said to day is designed as a frontal attack on the defense alibi that Haupt mann received a portion of the ran som money from Fisch early in 1934 before Fisch sailed for Ger many where he latedied Strangers at Time A young woman who introduced Hauptmann and Fisch in August 1932 six months after the kidnap ing will be called by the prosecution to prove the men were strangers at Tirn to face 3 Olnmn 3 State Office Building to Be Sought Senator Schmidt Will Sponsor Measure in Legislature By GEORGE MILLS Iowa Daily Press Bureau DES MOINES Dec lation for a state office building to house the various orphan depart ments scattered over Des Moines will be asked at the coming session of the legislation Senator Paul Schmidt of Johnsor county said today that he and oth ers who sponsored the office build ingdrive in the special session last winter would back such a bill again when the states lawmakers gather here in a few weeks Such a building which not only would bring together widely separ ated state departments forced out from under the golden dome by lack of space but also would save thousands of dollars a month in rent was given the approval of Gov Clyde L Herring several weeks ago The governor said then he hoped the structure the drive for which was lost in the pressure of other legislation last session would materialize this time Sketches Are Available Sketches of a proposed building prepared for submission at the spe cial session still are available in a Des Moines architects office They call for a three story structure back of the historical building lo cated opposite thecapitol on the north side of Grand avenue Rent is paid by the state for space in four buildings at the present time The departments using out side rent space and the amounts jn each case are as follows State board of assessment and review a month insurance depart ment a month liquor control commission a month state relief headquarters unavailable be cause relief is considered an emer gency situation byIERX officials and not a permanent requirement of the state government Occupies Four Floors The IERA however occupies four floors of the Oransky building at Locust and Eighth streets and em ploys approximately 250 persons in that location Officials have pointed out the im practicability of grouping the liquor control commission with other sep arate departments in an office build ing They refer to the warehouse needs and the railroad facilities re quired by the commission as being too difficult to attain in a structure at such a location Regardless of the exceptions Schmidt said the money now going for rent would in large measure fi nance an office building over a pe riod of years with little further cost to the state Lost in Vast Rooms Back in January 1884 when all the notables of Iowa journeyed in ITnm to Fate 3 rnlnmii 4 Mary Tells Lawyer to Press Suit for Divorce From Doug LOS ANGELES Dec 29 Mary Pickford pressed for final ac tion today in her divorce suit against Douglas Fairbanks Announcement by her attorney Lloyd Wright that he had been in structed to go ahead with the di vorce immediately after the first of the year repudiated all reports that a reconciliation between the movie colonys first couple would be reached Japans Envoy HJROSI SAITO SUSPECTS TO BE BROUGHT HERE McKeever and Bostetter to Face Trial at Austin in Johnsburg Killing BULLETIN CLARINDA Urc 29 Lee Bosletter 26 Mclntlrc and Eloy McKcever 36 Burlington left here at p in today in custody ol Sheriff Ira Syck of Austin Minn lor Mason City where they will be held pending extradition proceedings in con nection with the slaying Oct 20 of John Freund Johnsburg Minn storekeeper Sheriff Ira Syck of Austin and Deputy Sheriff John Deach of Ma son City drove to Clarinda Saturday to bringback Eloy MeKeever 36 and Lee Bostetter 26 wanted at Austin in connection with the hold up killing of Storekeeper John Freund of Johnsburg Minn Oct 20 McKeever and Bostetter will be lodged in the county jail at Mason City to await extradition according to Sheriff J M Robertson Decision to tirn the pair over to Sheriff Syck Friday was reached af ter an investigation by Col B M Casteel of the Missouri highway patrol who questioned the men in connection with the slaying of two officers at Columbia June 14 1933 Colonel Castee announced the men were not connected with the Columbia slayings of Sgt Ben O Booth and Sheriff Robert Wilson but hp asserted With these arrests we are near ing the conclusion in investigation of one of ihe most troublesome rob bery gangs in this part of the coun try The Missouri officer asserted Mc Keever and Bostetter for the last four or five years banded with Francis McNeiley of Allerton Iowa now under indictment in the Colum bia slayings and George McKeever Eloys brother whose extradition from North Dakota penitentiary as McNeileys accomplice is being sought McNeiley implicated Eloy in the Columbia slayings the Missouri of ficer related but later explained his companion was George McKeever The pair was arrested Thursday at Shenandoah along with a woman who said she was Bostetters wife Ask for Extradition JEFFERSON CITY Mo Dec 2S The extradition of George Mc Keever wanted in Columbia Mo for the slaying June 14 1933 of Sergt Ben Booth of the state high way patrol was asked in requisi tion papers issued today on the governor of North Dakota Executive Mansion Takes on Collegiate Atmosphere WASHINGTON Dec 29 weekend house party at the white house for friends of the younger Roosevelts gave a collegipte at mosphere today to the staid execu tive mansion Ten visiting girls and 13 boys from eastern states arrived to at tend a dance tonight which the President and Mrs Roosevelt are giving for their sons Franklin Jr and John Harvard students The girls are quartered in the ex ecutive mansion itself and the boys are in a hotel across the street Honor guests for the occasion are Barbara Cushing whose sister CALLS FOR NEW PACT GIVING HER FULL EQUALITY Saito Declares Nation Will Not Be Bound After 1936 By LLOVD A LKHRBAS WASHINGTON Dec 29 Japan scrapped the Washington naval treaty today calling once more for a new pact which would give her equality and wipe out all offensive weapons of war The historic moment the world has been awaiting came when Am bassador Hifosi Saito stepped into the state department and handed Secretary Hull the formal notice that after Dec 31 1936 Japan will not be bound by the treaty which gives her the 3 in the famous 553 ratio Present 12 Years Ago The Oriental diplomat who was present 12 years ago when the treaty limiting fighting navies was born thus sounded its death knell In a statement he expressed hope a new treaty could be agreed upon within the next two years Japan he said is willing to discard half her navy if a common maximum limit for the United States Great Britain and the far eastern em pire is established He said he was not at all anx ious about the possibility of a naval race The peoples concerned are all intelligent he aaid and their gov ernments are lational No one wishes to engagt in damaging naval building competition Action Made Public fA statement by the foreign office spokesman explaining Japans action was made public by the embassy hole In view it said of the present state of extraordinary development in warship aircraft and other wea pons of war the existing naval treaties which recognize inequality of armaments among the powers can no longer afford security of na tional defense to Japan For this reason the new treaty should rest not upon a ratio prin ciple but on the formula of an agreed common upper limit for the armaments to be retained by each power Make It Difficult In order it said to makp it difficult for any power to attack another but eay to deefnd itself the offensive arms should be total Tnrn In 3 Oolnmn fi is wife of the presidents son James and Miss Jane Martineau whose mother is the presidents first cousin President and Mre Roosevelt have invited 50 guests in ail to din ner and about 250 to the East Room dancing party immediately afterward All of the guests arc personal friends of the Roosevelt boys who compiled the list The Misses Cushing and Martin eau will receive with the President and Mrs Roosevelt at the dancins party the first young girls to be so honored since the family enter ed the white house Suggest Court Test of Boards Power in Newspaper Dispute WASHINGTON Dec 29 The national labor relations board invited the San Francisco CallBul letin today to challenge in the courts the boards authority rule on newspaper labor disputes The board had requested NRA to remove the CallBulletins blue eagle after that newspaper had failed to comply with an order to reinstate Dean S Jennings a rewrite man Jennings asserted he was forced to resign from the CallBulletins staff because of his activity with the American newspaper guild Refresh Your Memory Yugoslavia has lost a king the prince consort of the Netherlands has died one of the leaders of the soviet republic has been slain the friends of Alphonso XIII of Spain wish to see him back on the throne Events crowd each other in Europe Have a map at hand to check the places that are the center of public interest This map is 20 by 28 inches jn size printed in five colors and carries on the reverse side a wealth of information which makes it a condensed atlas It will be sent to any address for 10 cents to cover cost postage and handling Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazctto Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin care fully wrapped for the Map of Europe Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C   

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