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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 19, 1935, 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 COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 19 1935 NO 213 lowans in Washington Men From Hawkeye State Hold Key Positions ASHINGTON June 19 lowans hold key posts in admin istration of the cornhog p r o gram the middle wests biggest in terest in new deal farm policies More than a dozen men from the nations big g e s t cornhog state are helping to make the wheels go round in the AAAs only double com modity adjust ment program lowans have played an important role in handling the program since Dr A G Black Iowa state college economist was called here by the new deal to take charge of the corn hog section Dr Black has moved on to an other governmental field as head of the bureau of agricultural econom ics but other lowans can be found in nearly every division of the cornhog section aiding Claude S Wickard his Indiana successor Dr C F Sarle formerly Iowa state and federal agricultural sta tistician is the principal economist for the cornhog section In that ca pacity it has been his task to direct research as a basis to planning the programs and to supervise prepara tion of contracts and forms by which the program can be admin istered Three Out of Seven Iowa has three of the seven field representatives who roam through the country seeking to iron out un expected difficulties in the program and to correlate the work of offices Turn to Page t Column 3 SUN WARMS RAIN DRENCHED IOWA Weather Bureau Forecasts Welcome Fair Warmer for Thursday DES MOINES June 19 sun warmed a rain drenched Iowa landscape today and the weather bureau forecast a welcome fair and warmer for tonight and tomorrow but flood waters still rolled along the flatlands of several southern Iowa rivers Temperatures over much of the state dropped to the forties last night and householders either con sidered themselves fortunate in hav ing a little coal left from the win ters shivered in the damp unseasonable chill At Ottumwa the Des Moines riv er was at a nine foot stage a foot above flood stage but was receding from the bottoms slowly At Tracy it had risen 77 feet since yesterday The Grand and Platte rivers in cen tral southern Iowa drained their floods down into Missouri after do ing considerable damage Smaller streams had for the most part re ceded to their banks The lowest temperature reported to the Iowa weather bureau the last 24 hours was 45 at Estherville Fort Dodge Forest City and Iowa Falls But the majority of low readings were in the forties The high yester day was 73 at Clarinda Showers and drizzles continued until late last night over most of the state Charles City reported 170 inches Dubuque 84 Davenport 94 Keokuk 36 and Des Moines 137 Last year at this time Iowa on the average had a deficiency hi rain fall of more than six inches Today the weath bureau reported precipi tation since Jan 1 is 152 inches more than normal TO PUNISH LEADERS OF MUTINY Admits Having No Evidence of Direct Bribes TTteWeather FORECAST IOWA Fair and warmer Wednesday night and Thursday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday probably showers in northwest portion Thursday somewhat warmer in west and south por lions Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday S3 Minimum in Night 1G At 8 a m Wednesday 56 Rainfall Tuesday 1B8 The suns breaking through the clouds Wednesday moruing was a welcome event in North Iowa fol lowing a rnin which lias continued almost without interruption since Sunday night Precipitation since that time has totaled 346 inches and for the month thus far it stands at 545 inches almost an inch more than the normal total for the entire month of June here MITCHELL URGES HOLDING PROBE BY GRAND JURY Hints Criminal Acts in Millions Granted in Ship Subsidies WASHINGTON June 19 Ewing Y Mitchell ousted assistant secretary of commerce told the sen ate commerce committee today he had no evidence of direct bribes in government ship subsidies but suggested a grand jury investiga tion to determine if criminal acts were involved in granting millions of dollars to private operators After charging a long list of ap pearances of favoritism by former and present administrations in con nection with the subsidy program he said he would be satisfied if Jo seph B attorney general to whom his charges have been there was nothing to prosecute Believes Keenan Efficient He told Senator Vandenberg R Mich that he believed Keenan was a very efficient man and if we leave it to him he will get efficient j results That would satisfy me too Van denberg said Keenan was sitting quietly close by The exchange followed a reptition by Mitchell of his allegation already made public by him in a letter to President Roosevelt that the admin istration had given to the United States lines under a contract for retirement of the liner Levia than As Mitchell left the stand after more than two hours to return to morrow Senator Fletcher D Fla admonished Asks for Facts Lets have facts Mr Mitchell not inferences and mere indications Mitchell had said just previously he had never charged graft di rectly I have never seen any money passed but millions in effect have been given away through these sub sidies and there is indication of cor ruption Earlier with Secretary Roper lis tening closely his Missouri foe had repeated charges of maladministra tion in the commerce department Asked to Be Specific Time and again Senators asked him to he specific and not go over evidence which is already before congress from previous inquiries He said he knew the shipping board was a cesspool of corrup tion before he came to Washing ton and had laid his complaints be fore the president The contract entered into by Roper last March for laying up the Leviathan he insisted presented to interests headed by P A S Frank lin Kermit Roosevelt and Vincent Astor 51720000 as an unearned part of a subsidy providing for penalites for nonoperation of the Leviathan Some of his attack drew sharp defense from Senators Fletcher D Fla and White R Uphold Admiral Cone These senators upheld Admiral H I Cone of the shippingboard a subject of Mitchells criticism Committee members trying to pin the witness down to specific instances of favoritism and graft in the commerce depart ment drew from him a statement Pounds Table EWING Y MITCHELL Senate Approves Sodal Security Bill as Modified House Subcommittee Cuts Down Holding Company Bill Severity he had only charged the appear ance of corruption These records are full of appear ances of corruption he said re ferring to the Black air and ocean mail inquiry reports and his own memoranda Tells of Contract He told of a contract for opera tion of an American West Africano line under which the operators the Barber interests received a loan and mail pay amounting to 5414000 ran the three ships three or four years turned them back to the gov Torn lo Page 2 Column 5 State Service Will Handle Employment DES MOINES June 19 Employment of workers for projects under the federal works program will all be handled through the state employment service State Labor Commissioner Frank Wenig announced All ablebodied persons on relief who wish to receive aid mder the new program Wenig said must register at the 11 district of fices of the service WASHINGTON June The administrations social se curity hill was passed today by the senate WASHINGTON June 19 Racingtoward a final vote on the administrations social security bill the senate modified it today to ex empt from its provisions private companies which already have as good or better old age retirement systems of their own The amendment the senate passed was one by Senator Clark D Mo to exempt companies with approved pension plans from the proposed six por cent payroll tax against employ ers and employes It was the first major modifica tion in the program submitted by President Roosevelt Confident of Passage Leaders were confident that the bill already approved by the house would be passed Limiting debate to three hours the house meanwhile sought to ob tain final action today on another administration must measure in the controverted Wagner labor dis putes bill President Roosevelt at his regular press conference reiterated his ap proval of the disputed section in the utilities holding company bill pro viding for eventual abolition of un necessary holding companies Al most simultaneously a house inter state commerce subcommittee re ported a bill amending that provis ion drastically Admiral Admonished Other developments Announcing that he had admon ished Rear Admiral Yates Stirling Jr for a recent newspaper article Secretary Swanson ordered naval officers not to discuss controversial international questions The president said he was consid ering the early transmission of an other special message to congress but did not reveal its subject The administration bill for regu lation of water carriers was ap proved by the senate interstate com merce committee Citerl as Basis Congress power to set up protec tive tariffs was cited by the united Turn lo Page 2 Column n Quiet Again Restored on Labor Front Start Arbitration at Omaha Toledo and Sioux Falls BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Quiet prevailed on the nations labor fronts Wednesday Arbitration was in progress at Omaha Toledo and Sioux Falls vith prospects differences would be settled A board of arbiters in the bloody Omaha streetcar strike called wit nesses as t reconvened Wednesday in an effort to meet Gov R L Coch rans demand for a settlement by tomorrow midnight Toledo electrical workers agreed to resume work while their wage in crease demand was under considera tion A threatened strike at a Morrell packingplant at Sioux Falls brought Gov Tom Berry of South Dakota in a personal effort to avert a walkout South Bend Ind saw a threat ened general strike averted as the zero hour neared when workers ac cepted the Oliver farm equipment companys proposal A milk drivers strike in Milwau kee spread to a third dairy With suppliers of half of the citys milk involved farmers were urged to support the dairies Mayor G G McGeer of Vancou ver B C announced the situation was absolutely in hand after a vi cious three hour battle Tuesday when 1000 striking longshoremen attempted to march on Ballantyne pier He said the pier would be kept open Governor Called In Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Senate Moves toward final vote on social security bill Commerce committee opens investigation of Ewing Y Mitch ell charges against Secretary Roper House Takes up Wagner labor dis pute bill TUESDAY Senate Debated social security bill House Passed AAA amendments OMAHA June 19 R L Cochran military head man of Om aha under martial law today was called into consultation by his three man arbitration board in its efforts to settle the most bitter strike in Omahas history that of 269 em ployes of the Omaha and Council Bluffs street railway company The arbitration board stubbed its toe over the seniority question al most as soon as the board went into action this morning to tackle the job The company through Sam Reynolds businessman and Ameri can Legion leader who was selected as the company arbiter was relia bly reported to be firmly standing by the company declaration of Mon day night that seniority could not be arbitrated Governor Cochran military dicta tor of Omaha under martial law reiterated last night that his order still stands that the strike must be ended by midnight Thursday Streetcars Operate Streetcars operated in all sections of the city last night including the South Omaha riot zone without molestation after the military head rescinded the order that sent all trams to the barns Monday when the company failed to observe the governors edict to be ready to ar bitrate all questions in dispute As trams operated undisturbed Chief of Police Robert Samardick at midnight directed police to clear streets of jitneys which have run here in defiance of city and state carrier regulations Kejected by Governor Outlaw of jitney competition was one of the terms of arbitration set forth by the company which were rejected by the governor The former employes named Ernest Bowerman labor official as their arbitration representative The company named Sam W Reynolds Omaha coal dealer and American Legion leader as its representative At request of Reynolds and Bow erman Governor Cochran named as the third and impartial member of the board John J Ledwith Lincoln attorney The three met last night and again today Two Men Shot to Death UNION S Car June 19 Two men were shot to death today in riotingat the Monarch plant of the Monarch Mills company where a part of the force of 800 employes went on strike last night Those killed were W B Frank in a magistrate constable and A L Stutz an employe of the mil The outburst came at noon ns working shifts changed Confusion ensued and no one im mediately after the trouble could ive a clear account of what hap encd Sheriff James G Faucctt how ever said he was informed that itutz was killed by Franklin and hat George Royster a special po iceman for the mill shot Franklin The sheriff and his entire force of deputies were at the mill this after noon investigating MORE THAN 175 LIVES CLAIMED BY 1935 FLOODS High Waters Caused by Rains Take Heaviest Toll in Nebraska By THE ASSOCIATED Pit ESS Disastrous spring floods fed by rainfalls considerably higher than average in most parts of the nation Wednesday had claimed an unof ficial total of more than 175 lives millions of dollars of property dam age and undetermined losses to farmers in 11 midwcstern states The greatest loss of life was in Nebraska where the floods took 106 lives in the past few weeks To date 67 bodies were recovered and 39 other persons were listed as dead Colorado Wyoming and New Mex ico counted 29 dead Texas and OklaJioma IS each One was drowned in Illinois when an automo bile struck a culvert and overturned in a flooded ditch Two of the dead in Texas were struck by lightning and two South Carolina youths were killed in the same manner One per son was drowned during a storm in New England and a small boat with two passengers was reported miss ing Fix Property Damage Among the property damages estimated were SH000000 in Ne braska in Colorado SOOOOOO in Minnesota from high winds 4500000 in Texas 000 in Oklahoma Crop losses defied estimate In the midwest where a year ago farmers prayed for rain to end one of the worst droughts of history the crying need was for sunshine Many producers already have planted two crops and were waiting for floods to subside before putting in a third The one bright spot on the flood scene was that in most sections the waters apparently were subsiding Counterbalacing this however was the fact that virtually every part of the nation except the Atlan tic and Pacific coasts reported rain Tuesday Most states also found that the average rainfalls for June were considerably heavier than usual and that temperatures were below normal loxva Above Normal One exception was Denver Colo where weather was a shade warmer than normal and rain for the month showed a deficit of 50 inch al though precipitation since Jan 1 was 344 inches above normal Iowa had more than an inch above Warden Tells His Story of Prison Mine Mutiny Says Fire Was Pretty WARDEN SIMPSON British Ready to Talk to France Italy and Russia Holds Bargaining Power o New Naval Agreement With Germany ConyiIsM 1933 Ainoclnlcd IKnt LONDON June offi cials equipped with the bargaining power of the new naval agreemeni with Germany prepared today to receive delegations of naval experts from France Italy and Russia with whom they expect to discuss the terms of i proposed multilateral treaty for naval limitations Well informed British quarter stated an invitation for the discus sion of such a general pact already has been extended to France and that the details probably will be arranged when Capt Anthony Eden minister for league of nations af fairs confers with Premier Pierre Laval of France in Paris on Friday No Official Stand Despite the clamor raised in the French press over the AngloGer man agreement British officials in sist the French government offi cially has expressed neither ap proval nor disapproval of the agree ment normal rainfall in June ana snow I French fears that Britains next flurries fell at Creston Tuesday S E Decker meterologist said an un official five inch rainfall in 45 min utes at Lineville was the heaviest in the states history No rains were reported Wednesday Wisconsin In diana Illinois Michigan and Kansas made similar reports BLUE EARTH MAN STRUCK BY TRAIN Implement Dealer in Crash as He Drives Over Old Highway R J Gebehard manager of the McCormickDeering store of Blue Earth Minn and his two children a small boy and girl were struck ay a southbound Chicago Great Western passenger train about oclock Wednesday afternoon as he drove an International Harvester company truck over the old section of highway 65 east of the American Crystal Sugar company plant Mr Gebehard had spent the morn ing in Mason City on business and was drivingthe truck back to Blue Earth when the accident occurred Although the new highway 65 crosses the Great Western tracks in an underpass a short distance from the scene of the accident Mr Gebehard drove over the old high way for some unknown reason Mr Gebehard and the two chil dren were taken to the Park hos pital at Mason City for treatment of injuries Their condition had not been determined late Wednesday afternoon The passenger train is the regu lar train No 105 from St Paul to Omaha and was due at Mason City at oclock in the afternoon The truck was damaged consider ably move will be a bilateral air pact with Germany were ridiculed by British officials who said such an idea has entered no mans head here Five Power Pact It was stated authoritatively new developments in forming a five power western European air pact may be expected to result from Cap tain Edens trip to France The AngloGerman naval delega tions held a further meeting at the admiralty office and discussed the dates of construction of Germanys new navy as well as sizes and types of the new warships Washington Treaty Scrapped PARIS June 19 ot the chamber naval committee said today a majority of that body con sider that the British scrapped Washington naval treaty of 1922 when they made their present naval agreement with Germany This consensus they slated was shown at a secret session of the committee They said the committee agreed with the governments view that France has a free hand on the naval question The committee was understood to foresee a naval armament race as a zesult of the AngloGerman accord Premier Pierre Laval and Fran cois Pietri minister of marine were requested to appear before the com mittee Friday to discuss the en largement of the French fleet The members said Frances 600 000 tons of warships were roughly divided into 400000 tons for Medi Well Out When He Went Down Editors is War den Laccy Simpsons story of mutiny of S48 convicts in the Kansas state prison coal mine which ended after 21 hours without injury to guards con victs or mules and prison officials making no concessions to the miners demands for bet ter food removal of the prison physician nnd immunity from By LACEY SIMPSON Warden of the Kansas Penitentiary as told to the Associated Press LANSING Kans June 39 When I went down into the mine they were putting out the fire It was pretty well out at the time The guards were getting ready to go up past the fire The object of r this was to get around to where the officers were held and to release them if possible We knew one of them was locked in the mule barn and that the others had been held in the electric shop which is just off the entry leading from the main shaft Difficult to Pass Of course it was difficult to get past the debris of the fire and the frames of two cars that burned The trolley wire was down The heat had caused some slate to fall from the roof At that time also they wer still playing water on the fire Then therewere about a dozen of us vh went up to the entry to examin the mule barn on the lookout all th time to make sure we would not bi ambushed from side entrances A each side tunnel we left an office on guard We went on past the pen where the mules roll They want to roll in the mines same as anywhere else From there we advanced to the entry leading into the mine shaft There was a double door and the men had it barricaded with rails II was an awful job getting those rails out of the way and the doors open Men Driven Back We went through them to the main shaft We were confident the men had been driven back when the fans were reversed and would re treat to the face of the mine We went on down looking for men and hadnt gone far until we saw some lights moving in the distances They were coming toward us and we stopped and waited not knowing whether wed have a fight or not I might say that after we had jone to all the trouble wed made ip our mind we would get the men as well as the officers They came ahead not many of them at first with two division mine officers James Skahan and James Wilson The men didnt talk much at first but the officers told us they wanted go up It was decided two mine officers should take 10 men to the main shaft to clear it and get the men loisted there They came mighty meekly All the boasting and talking was out of them by that time Job Too Big Milt Gould a mine officer came down and said it would be too big a WARDEN FORCES JAPAN TO MAKE NO ARMED MOVE Satisfied With Acceptance by Chinese Government of Demands CopyrlKht 1935 by Tile Associated Press TIENTSIN China June Japanese military was reported to day to have apparently renounced any plans for armed action in China as a result of the Chinese govern ments capitulation to far reaching north China demands Japanese spokesmen inferred that China by Dismissing General Sung ChehYuan as governor of Chahar province and ordering the 132nd Chinese division to evacuate the province had brought issues there terramjan service and 200000 for to lhe sta c of Amicable settle the Atlantic I mcnt Japans Lawrence of Manchuria BACK TO CELLS Some of Convicts May Be Put m Solitary Confinement By R GORDON BROUN COHfrlgM nag I The Ajoctafcd LANSING Kans June 19 Warden Lacey Simpson who forced the surrender early this morning of more than 300 convicts who rioted and burned the prison coal mine sternly announced today that the leaders of the mutiny would be pun ished He did not disclose what action would be taken against the ring leaders but it was expected that some of them would be placed in solitary confinement A score of officers and guards led by Warden Simpson subdued the convicts in the inky darkness of the Kansas state prison coal mine and ended a destructive 21 hour mu tiny Soon the first load of mutineers sheepish bedraggled came to the surface and they marched past a line of heavily armed prison coun ty and state highway officers to their cell block 60 feet away Guards Check Damage In 35 minutes the evacuation of the 730 foot mine level where the riot occurred was complete Only a half dozen guards re mained below to check the damage wrought in the convicts rage Termination of the day and night long mutiny was accomplished without injury to either gimrds or convicts and even the 19 fright ened mules kept below to haul coal cars were reported unhurt We had a hell of a time break ingdown a door barricade Thats what took us so long said Simp son as he came up at to an nounce the riot was ended Not only was the mutiny ouelled without bloodshed to man orbeast but the prison officials announced they had made no concessions to the three demands of the rioters Dont Owe Nickel We dont owe them a nickel declared T W Woodward mem ber of the prison board of admin istration The more than 300 prisoners had demanded better prepared food the discharge of Dr David F Parker irison physician and immunity for heir action The prison guards and otner of icers used smoke from a fire itarted by the convicts themselves as their chief weapon of attack Started in the mule barns the ire was fed by hay and Umbers in an effort of the rioters to drive armed guards away from the stra egic gun cage near the base of the air shaft This would have given hem control of the entire subsur ace They had food and water that had been smuggled down a little at i time Turn Smoke Back By reversing the ventilator fans fficers turned the heavy clouds of jlack smoke upon the rioters and sent them scurrying in disordered groups to the far corners of the our miles of pitch black corridors Protected by gas masks and iearing electric torches fastened to heir clothing members of the at acking party descended without Turn In 2 Column 4 Planning a Vacation Americas wonderful national larks are open Now is the time to ilan a trip to the garden spots and vonderlanda To assist you in plan irg your vacation the GlobeGa ette offers a fine five color map the United States 21 by 28 nches with uptotheminute tatistical tables and historical ata Inclose 10 cents to cover cost andling and postage Use coupon They argued that if Germany has tons France would be hope lessly outclassed anri would have to build up her Atlantic fleet on the grounds that the 100000 tons as signed to the Mediterranean colon re needed to protect many Maj Gen Kenji Doihara announced that these were the major terms of the settlement nnd said a final agreement would be reached at Kal gan near lie scene of the Chang pci incident one of north Chinas long coastlines and to transport j orcst spots arising from the arrest colonial troops I of several Japanese The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic I 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