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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 10, 1934, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH OME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COP ASSOCIATED PKES8 LEASED IV1RB SERV1OB MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 10 1934 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 157 lowans in Washington Attack on Wallace Views Is Not New to Secretary ASHINGTON April 10 When Dr Wil liam I Wirt of Gary turned to Sec r e t a r y Wallace In his denunciation of ralicalisni in the a d mi nistiation he waa merely repeating epith ets which have been hurled at the secretary for many years All of his asso ciates admit quite frankly that he is a rad ical to which the secretary the kind of radical who is dissatisfied with con ditions as he finds them and want to see what can be done about them He has been a distinctly curious and radical individual as far back aa the record goes His cornbreed ing experiments which may make him remembered long after his work as secretary of agriculture is forgot ten arose fromhis frank disbelief in the methods of selecting corn current when he was a young man While a very young man Wallace used to attend corn shows at Ames and elsewhere throughout Iowa and for a time was impressed by the very careful selections made First Results Disappointing Then one day at the conclusion of a show Perry man who awakened interest in better corn picked up the 10 prize ears of the Iowa grain show from the table and handed themto young Henry Enthused he went to work and planted them in one of his experi mental plots The results were dis appointing From that time Wallace watched corn shows with skepticism Even tually he developed the plan of ex perimental plots in the state and rated corn according to yield Was Charter Member The charges made by Dr Wirt are peculiar in that they have been promoted by the Committee for the Nation an organization which orig inally sought solely to promote in flation as an aid to returning to prosperity Secretary Wallace was a charter member of that committee but morerecently his enthusiasm for it has cooled The reason advanced by Wallaces friends for his lessening interest in the committee is that it favored inflation as a depression cure Wallace held that while it would be helpful it wouldnt cure all the ills of depression MISSlTTEPT TO KILL RIVERA Spanish Fascist Leader and Son of Former Premier Escapes Shot MADRID April 10 Assas sins today missed in an attempt to kill Jose Antonio Prinio de Rivera son of the former dictator of Spain and himself leader of the fascist movement The attempt took place in the central section of Madrid The shot went wild Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera who is 32 years old claims that members are enrolled in his Falange Espanola or Spanish pha lanx The members wear blue shirts and symbols formed of crossed ar rows They have staged demonstra tions throughout Spain and many of their members are known to be ad herents of former King Alfonso al though de Rivera and his lieuten ants say their organization is not monarchial De Rivera and his men seek suf ficient seats in the Spanish cortes or congress to form a working mi nority in the government FORECAST TOWA shoivers Tues day night and probably In east nnd south portions Wednesday morning cooler In west portion Wednesday MINNESOTA Cloudy rain Or snow in north and rain in south portion Tuesday niglit and possibly in extreme east portion Wednesday morning colder in southwest and ex treme west portions Wednes day LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday Minimum in Night 34 At 8 A M Tuesday 3j TO SUMMON SIX NAMED BY WIRT Technical Facts Aired in Tried of Beh STRIKERS FIGHT DETROIT POLICE AT STOVE PLANT Hope for Auto Peace With Key Strike Cleared Up DETROIT April 10 der in connection with the strike at the DetroitMichigan stove works broke out again at noon today strikers police and workers engag ing in a club swinging and stone throwing battle in East Jefferson avenue The fight began when employes came from the plant for their lunch period and brought with them clubs boards hammers and other weapons Fiftyfive police officers jumped into the melee attempting to separ ate the workers from the strikers street was closed to traffic while the police and workers foueht it out S Key Strike Settled A key strike that threw automobile workers out of their jobs has been settled but mediators looked anxiously toward a threat ened walkout in the vital tool and die industry William Collins American Fed eration of Labor leader announced last night that striking employes of the Motor Products corporation had agreed to return to work this morning aL a 10 per cent increase in wages This dispute involved strikers and otherslaid off because of the walkout In line with the agreement the Motor Products employes filed back to their benches this morning There was no disorder Step Toward Ieace Edward F McGrady NRA rep resentative of Gen Hugh S John son played a prominent part in this settlement which was regarded as a distinct stop toward peace in the motor car industry The strike in the Motor Products plant which makes auto parts had thrown men out of work in the Hudson factory yesterday be cause of inability to get materials The Hudson factory was expected to resume work late today or to morrow Want Wage Boost A threat of a strike of tool and die makers who want a 20 per cent wage boost became the next hurdle for the peacemakers The Mechanics Educational society of America may call these workers out on Thursday in Detroit Pontiac and Flint if the job shops in which they are employed refuse to meet the demand Union estimates of the number of men who may be directly involved by this strike run as high as STILL DEADLOCKED KENOSHA April 10 Negotiations between the Nash Mo tor company and striking em ployes of the local plant were still deadlocked today over wage de mands which the company contends are prohibitive because of keen com petition in the automobile industry TRAIN WRECKERS DERAIL EXPRESS 2 Killed and Score Injured as Engine Jumps Track in Austria VIENNA April 10 wreckers derailed the ViennaParis express early today between Wcls and Linz capital of Upper Austria causing two deaths and a score of injuries No foreigners were reported among the injured The casualties were confined almost exclusively to trainmen and railway postal em jloyes The fireman was killed almost in stantly when the locomotive jumped he track and overturned One post al employe died later The wreckers apparently removed i whole rail from the track of the train bound from Vienna to Paris The government posted a reward of schillings about for he apprehension of the wreckers Proposal to Boost Taxes Tenth Loses Dickinson in Battle A gainst Philippines Exemptions WASHINGTON April 10 The senate today rejected the Couzens emergency proposal to add 10 per cent to all individual tax re turns next year The action followed rejection of the King schedule proposing in creases in income and surtax rates over the finance committee scales which would have added an esti mated in revenue The additional 10 per cent tax estimated to yield another 000 for recovery needs in the one year it would operate would have been applied to the amount of nor mal income tax and surtaxes clue in 1935 oh 1934 income For example a person owing in taxes would have been required to pay Couzcns Changes Vote The vote was 46 to 44 against the Couzens amendment but Senator Couzens changed from aye to no before the decision was announced in order to move for reconsidera tion Before Couzens changed the vote was tied and the amendment would have been lost anyway The congressional record carried a memorial inserted by Senator Dickinson Iowa and signed by numerous farm groups opposing any exemption of Philippine cocoanut 011 from the general revenue tax bill To Face Floor Test memorial into the rec ord just as Chairman Harrisonof the finance committee and members of his committee were putting the finishing touches on a plan to ex empt pounds Philippine oil It was thought this plan would face a floor test tomorrow with probabilities of Its passage It originated last week and re ceived committee support The memorial was signed by the National Grange the American Farm Bureau federation the Amer ican fisheries the National Dairy Union the Texas and Oklahoma Cottonseed Crushes association the National Cooperative Milk Produc ers association and the Association of Domestic Producers of Inedible Fats Oeleat G O Move It objected to three alleged plans to exempt certain amounts of the Philippine product to exempt all oils and fats going into inedible products and to exempt all oils and fats which are denatured and made unfit for edible use The house democratic majority to day defeated a republican move for adoption of the administration sup ported Morris amendment barring political appointments from the Home Loan Owners corporation The vote was 231 to 115 The house then rejected all sen ate amendments to the bill guaran teeing in home loan bonds and sent it to conference be tween the two branches The senate previously approved the amendment which has the per sonal support of President Roose velt Ilejiort Silver BUI The senate agricultural commit tee reported favorably the Dies sil verfarm relief bill carrying the Thomas amendment for nationaliza tion of the white metal The senate committee also approved the Mc Carran resolution authorizing a na tionwide investigation of milk dis tribution An appropriation of 000 was authorized instead of the originally provided Speaker Rainey told newspaper men he was authorized by President Roosevelt to say the executive would not approve the FrazierLemke bill for refinancing farm mortgages Signatures are being obtained to a petition to force the biH out of com mittee Iowa Youth Dies of Injuries Received When Hit by Truck MAQUOKETA April 10 Vlilton Kokemuller 19 year old Baldwin youth died at a Maquoketa hospital at 1 oclock this morning from Injuries sustained when he was sideswipcd by a truck while walk ng along the highway near here shortly after 8 oclock last night Coroner Dr John Jordan has called an inquest L R Edson of Baldwin was the driver of the truck NEWTON BAKER HE ADS PROBE OF ARMY AIR CORPS Chairman of Board oh Which Lindy Refused to Serve WASHINGTON April 10 Newton D Baker wartime secre tary of war today accepted appoint ment as chairman of the armys air corps investigating committee upon which Col Charles A Lindbergh de clined to serve Secretary Bern announcing the acceptances of five other civilians to aid army generals in making the military aviation Inquiry said the first meeting would be held here late this week qr early next The investigation planned by the war department itself stepped into national focus following a list of tragedies suffered by army airmail in flying the mail Civilians Selected The secretary of war said the fol lowing civilians in addition to Baker had accepted places on the commit tee of 11 Dr Karl Taylor Compton presi dent of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dr George W Lewis director of aeronautical research for the Na tional Advisory Committee on Aeronautics Clarence D Chamberlin noted transAtlantic flyer Doolittle on Board Maj James H Doo flyer andaero nautical engineer Edgar S Gorrel president Stutz Motor Car company The military members of the com mittee who already compose the drum board for continuous study of the air corps needs are headed by Maj Gen Hugh A Drum assist ant chief of staff who will serve as vice chairman and include Maj Gen Benjamin D Foulois chief of air corps and others TALK HEARD OF POLITICAL PLOT Conspiracy to Bring Chaos to U S Charged by Dry Leader WASHINGTON April 10 Word of a political plot designed to bring chaos in the United States but with the accused parties unnamed today came from the lead er of a newly reorganized feminine prohibition group Mrs F I Johnson of Ohio and New York made the assertion in a statement She issued it just before accepting the presidency of the new womans national committee for political Taking from Mrs Henry W Pea body a dry leader for 12 years the avel of the womens national com mittee for law enforcement from which the new organization was formed Mrs Johnson said Thorough Houseclcuninp Nothing short of a thorough housecleaning followed by an active organization to preserve active rep resentative government will satisfy the In her statement Mrs Johnson said Many students of world affairs ijelieve that the chaos into which he nation has been plunged is due to insidious planning on the part of skillful political strategists for the purpose of gaining the mastery of the United States and eventually of the world IrohJem More Difficult Our problem is the more diffi cult because It comprehends not only the intrigue of certain groups n the United States but also deep aid plans of an aggressive group In Europe The two are working to The feminine prohibitionists plan ned to fast and pray instead of mving lunch today In proposed speeches for delivery n their open forum the repeal amendment waa soundly berated Papers Consolidate PHILADELPHIA April 10 The Public Ledger and the Inquirer controlled by the same interests but nibllshed as rival morning newspa icrs for four years will be consoli dated next Monday VICTIM OF OUTLAWS Percy lioyd police Commerce Is shown with Imndugea bend lifter ho had been wounded and kidnaped in a shootingescapade near MI jvmi by outlaws believed to have been Clyde Burrow and Iliiyinond Hamilton Texas kill ers Associated 1ress Defense Lawyer Gives Statement in Cannon Trial Says Group Handled Money Unaccounted for by Bishop WASHINGTON April 10 Robert H McNeill attorney for Bishop James s Cannon told a criminal court jury today that every dollar of the unrcported part of a 192S presidential cam paign distribution to the church man was spent under the manage ment of the Virginia state anti Smith committee He referred to a contribu tion made by Edwin C Jameson New Vorlc insurance executive for the Southern Methodist church mans use in his efforts to defeat Alfred R Smith for the presidency Bishop Cannon and Miss Ada L Burroughs who was treasurer of the Virginia committee are on trial charged with failure to report the entire contribution The government contends only of the amount was reported to the clerk of the house under the federal corrupt practicDs act The remainder was spent In Vir ginia McNeill said and Jameson was so advised He told the jury that the question before It waa not whether the money was which gov ernment counsel said yesterday would be shown The only thing you have to con McNeill said is Was there a conspiracy to hide it ADMITS WRITING EXTORTION NOTE IN BREMER CASE ST LOUIS April 10 Police today said Jack Neely an excon vict arrested here yesterday has admitted writing extortion letters demanding from Adolph Bremer of St Paul father of Ed ward G Bremer who was kidnapped Tan 17 Neely recently handy rnan for a gospel mission was quoted by police as saying he first wrote a letter de manding from Bremer and ater demanded The first letter was sent Jan 3J after Fxl ward Bremer had been held two weeks Bremer was released on pay ment of ransom Neely has denied any connection with the kidnaping He was quoted as saying he wrote the letters be cause he knew the family was wealthy and he wanted to obtain money to build a home and set him self up in business School pUBUQUE April 10 D Ciine superintendent of public schools here since 1930 was re flected for three years at a meeting of the school board last night The TELLS HOW OnUMWA SOUGHT PWA AID Learned That Loan Had Not Been Granted in Papers Ity HOY V 1OHTKU Associated 1ross Staff Writer DAVENPORT April 10 Government innl defense attorneys today led Mayor TCdwin C Manning of Ottumwa through u muze of tech nical facts concerning public works plann of that city aa the trial of Carleton O Beh of DCS Moines con tinued in federal court Manning was the fiist witness to lake the stand In the action In which Beh is charged with forgery of a public document A voluminous mass of documen tary evidence was introduced by both the pros3culion and defense of Manning told how the city of Ot tuniwii was informed through the newspapers on or about Oct 16 that the federal public works administra tion had approved a grant for construction of a viaduct This Information was later verified he said by a letter from P F Hopkins Iowa PWA engineer The mayor testified that this was the first notice that the city had that a loan previously sought had not been granted The original application of the city Manning declared asked a grant isthis application which tho gov ernment alleges Beh altered to elim inate the loan request substituting in Its place a bond issue to be handled through Behs bond com pany Talked to iMurplry Manning said that on receipts of the grant Information he got In touch with the office of Senator Louts Murphy in Washington In an attempt to find out why such action had been taken by the federal PWA Murphys office was unable to ob tain the Information the mayor tes tified and the city thereupon cm ployed E G Moon Ottumwa attor ney to go to Washington On Oct 23 Manning stated Moon called him by telephone from Wash ington and told him that the appli cation on file In Washington was not the same as the original Ottum wa request having been altered Moon then said the mayor de clared that Col Henry N Wai to deputy PWA desired the mayor to send a telegram to Washington accepting the grant Moon dictated a message which he told Manning had been previously prepared by George H Welle one of Walts assistants by Manning This message was copied by Man ning and a telegram later sent from Ottumwa to Washington Some days later tho city received a grant form which was then executed and re turned U S District Attorney Robert Colflesh directing the questioning for the government then focussed attention on changes made ia the Turn tl 2 Column 4 TELLS HIS STORY 1K WIIJUAM A WlttT WATCH ILLINOIS VOTING CLOSELY Extra Precautions Taken by Police in Chicago to Curb Violence tossed a straw into tho breeze today and the politicians of tho nation watched it carefully It was primary election day Not a very hot primary in Itself but the observers hoped to get a faint idea of the weather vane will point next November when tho new deal comes up for a major test Congressional nominees in 25 dis tricts and i in each party for con gressmen at large were among the candidatesbeing choson There was a host of candidates for minor office In sometimes of election day police took extra precautions llobbeil Up Occasionally While the new generally speaking was not an Issue it had bobbed up occasionally during the especially in the tenth congressional district where the name of Secretary of the Interior Harold U Icicles was drawn Into the fight between Congressman James Simpson and Ralph Church for the republican nomination for con gross Simpson lambasted the admin istration after Secretary Ickes had given his opponent his personal In dorsement to Church Ickes asserted that Simpsons nteeple chasing and polo playing had uot qualified him for congress See 1osslblo Indication Then too there were republican shouts of recovery without revolu tion but the Important factor in volved as seen by the generals of the opposing camps was the sijx of the vote garnered by the republicans and democrats Tn that they saw a In Inxe 2 Tnltmin 4 Government Borrowing Runs Far Behind Plans Treasury Pretty Well Fixed With Cash for Weeks to Come WASHINGTON April 30 Government borrowing Is running billions behind President Roosevelts budget estimate of for the first half of 3934 In more than three months the treasury has borrowed 000 of new money nnd is pretty well fixed with crush for some weeks to come Mr Roosevelt estimated the gov ernment would need of new money in the six months ending June 30 During the same period the gov ernment has raised to retire maturing securities The pres idents budget counted on for the half year n nillion Dollars Including the billion dollar fourth liberty maturity on April 15 and a Quarter billion in due May y treasury financing for four of the six months will be only around A slackening in emergency spend ing during February and March pro vides the explanation for the much reduced flotations The ledger book of the govern ment today looks somethinglike this in out standing as the public debt 3 liilllon In Cash in cash in securities held in cluding hook value of war debts in RFC collateral in capital stock subscriptions to federal cor porations Public debt increase since a year Increment on dollar of 000 Is set aside for the stabilization TODD DENIES HE SAID ROOSEVELT WAS KERENSKY Tugwell Says Educator Quoted From Speech He Made in 1931 WASHINGTON April 10 The Bulwlnkle committee voted day to summon all persons who par ticipated in a Virginia dinner last September on which Dr William A Wirt saidhe partially based his brain truster revolution state ments i DnWlrt had named three vyomea and two men connected with the ad ministration and a newspaperman as those who attended J Testifying to the house investi gating committee while hundreds crowded tho huge caucus room to hear he said they were Robert Bruere chairman of the textile code advisory David C Coyle of the public works administration Hildegarde Knee land and Mary Taylor department of Agriculture economists Alice Barrowsof theeducation bureauat department and Law rence Todd a representative here of the soviet news agency Tags At Barrows Home The dinner was heldjin the rows home In nearby Todd dented to newspapermen that quotation attributed1 to himby Dr Wirt that President Rooseveltis the Kerensky of impending revo lution that willreplacehim witha i i Coyle reporters he heard no such statement Aa to assertions attributed Lin directly tohim interview aald j they garnered v Speaker Raihey also denied1 a re mark attributed to him In WlrtB testimony to the effect that tho government wouldtake ovei some Suggests 2 Others Dr Wirt suggested to tho com mittee that It summon Lewis jW Douglas budget director tand Wil liam I Westcrvelt of Chicago for testimony about what called the proposed brain truster The committee recessed without Dr VVlrt having completed his testi mony Asked about Miss KneelandTof the department of agriculture named by Dr Witt as having at tributed the remarks in him Tugwell said I do not Miss Kneeland and have never talked to Ho said he had met Miss Taylor but had never talked with her Tugwell Was Skeptical What he said in the Philadelphia speech Tugwell went on waa that I was very skeptical of planning because t did not believe people realized what the cost Wirt quoted Miss Kneeland as having quoted Tugwell as having said he would have closed the grain and stock exchange If he had the power and that he termed the ap parent recovery a speculative The witnesses added Miss knee land aaid that Tugwell said If we begin to play nationally wemust change once and for all our stat utes and He also quoted Miss Kneeland aa Turn lo t Column t Modern Mann ers How many of these questions on etlquet can you answer Does a divorcee continue to useher hus bands name Are invitations ever written on visiting cards What do the letters P P C meanwhen they appear on a visiting card Where should a woman sit In a motor or carriage having a driver When do persons shake hands How are artichokes eaten The above are only a few of the 500 questions answered in the1 new edition with colored cover of the useful book let Modern available only through our Washington In formation Bureau at a cost and handling charge of 10 cents City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Fr leric J Raskin Director Washington D C I 10 cents in coin care fully wrapped for the booklet Presidents and 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