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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 1, 1933, Mason City, Iowa i 1 OF a 7 IOWA North Iowas ILY PAI Edited for the Home VOL XXXIX THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION No Pension for Hines General Served for 35 Years But Was Out for Time By HERBERT PLDMMER ASHIN GTON Aug 1 Iff Amid all the clamor which ac companied th reduction in com pensation to vet e r a n s nothing much was heard of the man who since the Hard ing administra tion has admin istered the af fairs of the vet erans bureau During the past 10 years or so Brig Gen Frank T Hines has supervised the expenditure of around 000000 for pensions and operating costs of Uncle Sams agency to care for his exsoldiers Yet when the general retires shortly as he is expected to do after 35 years of service in the gov ernment he will not be eligible for a pension Own Fault Technically Of course in a technical sense its the generals own fault Imme diately following the close of the World war Hines was tempted to quit the army and venture out on a private enterprise He surrendered his rank as a brigadier general to become vice president of the ill fat ed Baltic steamship lines His company soon encountered had luck however and he reen tered government service as admin istrator of the veterans bureau Relief Efforts Fail In 1928 two bills were introduced in congress looking toward his re lief One would have retired him with the rank of major general in recognition of his long service other would have given him an an nual pension of Both failed of passage Then again in 1930 his friends in congress renewed thetr efforts A different strategy was em iBloxed time A rider was at straight 55000 annual allowance But this also failed of passage Honor Not Voted Back in 1898 he enlisted as a pri vate in artillery for service in the Philippines He participated in 24 engagements during the Insurrec tion with such distinction that he wasrecommended for a Congres sional Medal of Honor Congress never got around to vot ing him the honor however The promotion that came to him was a commission in the coast artillery He bridged the gap from private to brigadier general in 20 years During the world war he was made chief of the vital embarkation ser vice controlling the movement of all American troops to Europe Perhaps his outstanding work in the veterans bureau was the bring ing about the liberalization of the veterans pension system and the consolidation of all veterans relief agencies under his leadership WOOL TEXTILE CODE IS SIGNED HYDE PARK N Y Aug 1 m Roosevelt today signed the wool textile code providing a 40 hour week for the workers in this industry with a minimum wage of weekly in the north and in the south It is expected to put 27 000 additional employes to work FIVE CENTS A COPX ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 1 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 256 MILLION JOBS IN RETAIL CODES Chief of Foresters Denies Secret Payments TOTAL AMOUNT Former Capone Gang Luminary Is Slain CHICAGO Aug 1 Marino former luminary in the Ca pone gang was shot to death today as he stood in front of an auto serv ice station in Cicero a suburb AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I dont try to act like a man style or no style but sometimes when Im wore out I pull the shades down an set with my feet on the table PAID SHOWN IN RECORDS CLAIM Regarded as Low Cost for in New Business No moneys have been paid by the Independent Order of Foresters to any former officer of the Modern Brotherhood of America except those provided for in the merger agreement That is the answer of Frank E Hand Toronto Canada supreme chief ranker of the Foresters to the statement of Gov Clyde L Herring alleging secret agreements and the payment of lump sums of 300 000 to former officers and directors of the M B A in the merging of the two societies Mr Hand maintains further that every dollar of assets of the M B A has been credited to the mem bership of that organization and that hi the merger some of insurance was acquired by the Foresters for which the Canadian concern agreed to pay over a three year period slightly in excess of 1 per cent which is regarded by the chief of the Foresters as low cost business Assets Frozen The chief ranger was in agree ment with the recent statement of Albert Hass former supreme presi dent of the M B A that the latter organization on the brink of recerv ership because 6 J r frozen as sets which the Foresters is able tocarry because of its strong liquid position Following is the full statement of Mr Hand prepared in response to an inquiry from the GlobeGazette The Independent Order of For esters has no desire to take part in any local controversy relating to the affairs of the Modern Brotherhood of America In view of certain state ments made it is well however that the membership of the Modern Brotherhood of America should not overlook the salient facts relating to the merger Placed on Record Needless to say the Independ ent Order of Foresters with a rec 3rd of 60 years of honorable tradi tions did not make any secret agreement with anyone Every agreement made relating to this merger was immediately placed in the records of the society available o the representatives of the com missioner of Insurance for Canada on their regular monthly visits to the head office of the society There was nothing to conceal and there fore no need for any secrecy The merger agreement provided that all the assets of the Modern Brotherhood or America were to be allocated definitely to and for the benefit of the membership of that order This provision has been car ried out to the letter Every dollar of the assets of the Modern Broth erhood of America has been credited to the membership of the Modern Brotherhood of America in the manner specified in the agreement This has been verified by the in surance department of both Canada and the United States Low Cost Business No moneys have been paid by the Independent Order of Foresters to any former officer of the Modem Brotherhood of America except those provided for in the merger agreement Every dollar paid by the Independent Order of Foresters for acquiring this business was paid out of its accumulated funds available for the payment of commissions It will be recalled that by the merger agreement between the Independent Order of Foresters and the Modern Brotherhood of America some 000000 of insurance was acquired ANSWERS HERRING FRANK E HAND Supreme Chief Ranger Independent Order of Foresters by the latter society The Turn to rasa 5 Column 0 total MINE STRIKE HAS FIRST FATALITY Pennsylvanian Wounded in Picketing Clash Dies of Injuries BROWNSVILLE Pa Aug 1 m Podorsky 28 Allison died today the first fatality in the strike zone of southwestern Pennsylvania Podorsky a striker was wounded in a clash between pickets and un identified men earlier in the day 4 Armed Men Rob Filling Stations and Parked Auto Bandits Get Biggest Haul in Holdup of Chapman on Lake Road An armed gang of four bandits Monday night held up one oil sta anotherand then to Clear Lake where they heldup the occupants of a parked car Of ficers believe the same gang partici pated in all of the holdups The gang took only an automatic pistol from one oil station but made its biggest haul in the parked car holdup More than In cash a valuable watch and several other articles were taken from Garrett Chapman and a companion seated in the car The quartet first made its PD pearance at the Star Oil company filling station 1621 South Federal avenue Three men stopped in the filling station asking permission to use the rest room the other man evidently being at the wheel of the bandit car Appearance Suspicious The attendant Roy Everist not ing the suspicious appearance of the men took his gun from its regular place and placed it where it could be reached conveniently The trio came out of the rest room after a moment apparently noted Everists gun and left without attempting a holdup Everist stated Tuesday he believed the men were armed Next the gang of stickups en tered the filling station at Seventh street and South Federal avenue and commanded Bill Everett at tendant to stick em up They took a 32 automatic which Everett had bought several days ago and then left in a Chevrolet coupe This robbery occurred at approxi mately 10 oclock The four men evidently left at once for the lake as Mr Chapman the next victim reported the holdup occurred about Chapman and a companion were seated in his car parked about one block west of the fish hatch ery and about 30 feet off the road Stick Em Up Guns were thrust through each door of the Chapman car and then came the command stick em up1 One of the men opened the hood of the car and tore loose the spark plugs The pair in the car were then commanded to get out While one of the men held his gun tightly against the back of Chapmans neck another searched both the oc cupants of the car Chapman stated later he believed the ringleader was a young man with an outstanding southern drawl The young man act ing as leader then commanded Chapman and his companion to walk to the lake front without turning around They obeyed orders turning around in time to see the bandit car head west A billfold watch and chain keys and a womans purse with money were taken from the pair Chap mans billfold contained in bills The gang left him a small amount of change The watch had his name engraved in the back Mason City police searched throughout the night for the gang with no success Sheriff J M Rob ertson was also on the trail of the quartet Wheat Rises After 3 Days of Tumbling Other Grains Also Up for Maximum Allowed CHICAGO Aug 1 After dropping for three successive days the maximum of five cents per mitted under board of trade regula tions wheat today did a right about face and jumped up five cents a bushel Other grains also climbed the maximum permitted Traders gave as the reason for the change in the market trend the returned confidence of buyers as result of action of the directors of the board last night in setting prices limits below which grain could not go They adopted the closing prices of yesterday for all grains as the deadline These prices will remain as the minimum until Aug 15 unless the directors decided before that date to make another change In that case they agreed to give three days notice before setting new limitations The range in which prices may move up or down was left un changed at five cents for wheat rye and barley four cents for corn and three cents for oats Wheat at the opening jumped the full limit permitted September pegged at 92VB reached 97 Year ago It was 49 May wheat hit September corn sold for 53 and May cents for 64 ij both up four KILLS HIMSELF Archibald Johnson About 47 Was Wounded at Chateau Thierry H1LLSBOROUGH Cal Aug 1 M Johnson young er son of Senator Hiram Johnson committed suicide by shooting at his home here today Johnson was divorced from his wife at Reno June 13 and she lat er married Commander Howard A Flanagan U S N Shot through the heart Johnson was found about 3 a m by his but ler His father was summoned here from San Francisco His son about 47 left two notes addressed to his parents He was a practicing attorney in San Francis co where his older brother Hiram Jr also is a lawyer In the World war Johnson a ma jor was wounded at Chateau Thier ry The former Mrs Johnson was believed to be in Washington Sioux City Streets Superintendent Quits After Relief Strike SIOUX CITY Aug 1 intendent of Streets Joseph Neary resigned at the city councils re quest after refusing to purchase tools for laborers on made work projects Council members said Neary aggravated a strike by the relief workers KIDNAPERS FREE URSCHEL AFTER RANSOM IS PAID Oil Man Says His Eyes Were Taped All Nine Days of Captivity OKLAHOMA CITY Aug 1 Charles P Urschel 40 year old oil millionaire released by kidnapers today upon payment of an unan nounced ransom declared his eyes were kept taped during his nine days captivity and he did not know where he was taken by the swarthy machine gun snatchers Urschel said he knew only that his kidnapers him several hundred miles and freed him in the night near Norman about 30 miles from Oklahoma City Urschel would not discuss the ransom but Arthur Secligson friend of the Urschel family and chief intermediary said definitely a payment had been made Ques tioned about the ransom Urschel said firmly That is a family affair Refuses to Tell Sum Seeligson refused to reveal the amount or details of the negotia tions saying simply The ransom was paid Urschel seemed in good health al though his eyes were bloodshot and he looked tired as he arose from several hours sleep and appeared or the aunporon of Wamansion the Bppt wljere the kidnapera seized FREED FOR RANSOM Facts About Special Code of Retailers One Agreement Is for Grocers and One for Others WASHINGTON Aug 1 ome pertinent facts about the CHARLES F URSCHEL Henry Grattan Is Freed of Murder Count at Decorah Hearing for M T Grattan to Continue Wednesday in Justice Court ashe sVJasenjbyjngva quietbrtage game with Mrs Urschel and MK and Mrs W R Jarrett July 22 Acting swiftly 10 operatives of the federal government and every available police investigator swung back into the manhunt For a week they had shunned the house in de ference to Mrs Urschels plea that nothing be done to delay the kid napers demand Words Were Repeated As for the nine days in which brown eyed Berenice Urschel widow of the king of wildcatters Tom B Slick had worked with friends and kinsmen to bring about her sec ond husbands return there was no news at all Day after day the same word had come from the big brick house We know nothing we have heard nothing at nil That was the story until this morning A half hour or so after Urschel came back a reporter reached for a jangling telephone to hear from Seeligson Mr Urschel is home Refuses to Talk Bombarded by questions the spokesman cotrustee with Mr and Mrs Urschel of the Slick estate refused to talk of ransom or negotiations barred the way to the millionaire himself who wont imme diately to bed refused access to Mrs Urschel and finally asked point blank if an agreement had seen reached to allow a period of PECORAH TrA murde charge against Henry Grattan 25 Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Aug Lord Bill Murray has called us Oklahomans to arms again Most states use their national guard for parading pur poses but Bill will call his out just like you ring for ice water There is a river between Ok lahoma and Texas Bill owns half of it and Ma Ferguson owns half If they want to build a bridge let em build to the middle and turn around and go back If they want a dam let em dam their half and let our half alone So I guess the next time you hear of me I will be standing in water up to my ankles right in the middle of Red river with an old squirrel rifle aimed right at that giant octopus Texas And If Bill says shoot I will shoot We wili show ern they cant monkey with our half of the river Yours WILL CftpyrlgM 1033 McNmmhl Syndicate escape for the criminals said I wouldnt say It is nn agree ment Mr Urschel thought it was best Meanwhile W R Jarrett kid naped from the Urschel sunporch by the same two gunmen who seized the master of the house declared for the first time Jarrett Was Threatened They threatened to come back and get my scalp If I told where I was let out or which way they went and I promised on my honor to keep quiet But I guess it will be all right to talk about it now After he was released about 32 miles northeast of Oklahoma City he said fche kidnapers apparently changed their minds and tried to re take him us he walked toward main highways for a ride They failed however to find him Hamilton Is Named U S Commissioner DES MOINES Aug 1 R Hamilton former federal court crier Is the new United States com missioner following the rclgnation of Judson IS Piper who held the position since 1917 Alleged Leader of Barrow Gang Buried DALLAS Aug 1 fBuck Barrow alleged leader of the Bloody Barrow gang who died in a Perry Iowa hospital Sat urday was buried here Monday grandson of T Grat tan Tvas missed today In Justice court whe it was ruled there was insufficien evidence for a trial Henry and A T Grattan had been placed unde arrest for the fatal shooting Claude Meade The preliminary hearing for M T Grattan Civil war veteran on a murder charge was continued unti tomorrow All witnesses have been called and attorneys will argue the case Youth Received Injuries Dr A F Barfoot was called this morning as a witness and testified that Henry Grattan came to him the evening of Friday July 21 at his home on West Broadway Grat tan wished to he examined and re ceive treatment for injuries the physician stated During the examination Dr Bar foot testifiedhe found a long abra sion on the young mans back one on his neck and a tender spot some what swollen on the back of his head A fourth abrasion was found on his arm He also testified that he was called to the jail the follow ing day to examine Henry Grattan Graf Gives Testimony Witnesses called yesterday were Sheriff Mike Graf who was on the stand all the morning and part of the afternoon The sheriff testified that M T and Henry Grattan came to his office at the courthouse July 21 around 11 a m and that M T Grattan said Ive just shot a man The sheriff asked for his gun and also for the permit which was for 1932 and had expired Dec 31 of that year Sheriff Graf stated the gun was in his possession also the shells and the bullet taken from Meades body Orrie Iverson county coron cr was called as the second witness He testified as to the findings at the post mortem examination held on the body of Claude Meade on the night of July 21 TROOPERS ROUT MILK STRIKERS New York State Police Use Tear Gas Bombs Against 400 Belligerents BOONVILLE N Y Aug 1 state troopers hurling tear gas bombs and wielding riot sticks today routed 400 belligerent strik ers who massing north of this vil lage sought to block Sheffield milk trucks The strikers had placed spiked planks across the road Five men were knocked unconscious by the troopers clubs while three oth ers were so seriously injured they were taken to a hospital Childs Skull Fractured VILLISCA Aug 1 bling as she jumped from the run ning board of her parents auto mobile Arlcne Shrimpton 9 suf fered a fractured skull vage raising hour greements that go shortening into effect oday for retailers and foodstuffs eaters One agreement applies to the grocery and food business the other o furniture hardware department tore specialty shop mail order lothlng shoe and dry goods retail rr Both contain stipulations that re ilace provisions embodied in the general agreement offered by Presi ent Roosevelt to all employers hese new stipulations together vlth original provisions not sup lanted become effective until final odes may be studied and promul The retailers code provides Expanded to 48 A 40 hour week expanded to 4S or inventories preholidaya or other ks if the 48 hour service is not demanded more than three weeks ut of each six months A 48 hour week or longer for irofessional maintenance delivery ind outside salesmen employes or executives making more than a week if these are paid time and a third for all over 48 hours Weekly minimum wages ot in cities over 500000 population 51350 In citiesof 100000 to 600000 and ik oyiera down to v 2500 Cl week less In Virginia West Virgin ia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia Florida Kentucky Mary land District of Columbia Tennes see Alabama Mississippi Arkan sas Louisiana Oklahoma and Texas because of lower living 20 Ter Cent Kuise A 20 per cent increase for all in communities of less than 2500 it this code does not establish a mini mum higher than Jll This code applies to members af filiated with the following The Na ional Retail Furniture association National Retail Hardware associa ion Mail Order Association of America National Association of Jetnil Clothiers and Furnishers National Retail Dry Goods ossocia lon National Shoe Retailers asso tlntlon nonmembers may join vol untarily The foodstuffs code provides 48 Hour Week A 48 hour week with days limited o S hours except 12 days in any ix months plus the days before each oliday when the daily limit may ic expanded to 30 Longer weeks may be worked by utside dcliverymen or salesmen mergcncy maintenance or repair rews or executives making more ban a week if time and a third s paid for all over 48 hours Weekly minimum wages of a week in cities over 500000 popu atlon in cities of 250000 to 100000 and S14 in cities from 2500 0 2500SO a week less in Vlr inla West Virginia North Caro ina South Carolina Georgia Ken ucky Tennessee Alabama Missis ilppi Arkansas Louisiana Texas Maryland and the District of Co umbla because of lower living For Rctnll Grocers A 20 per cent lncreaie for all in communities of less than 2500 If his does not require minimums in ixcess of S12 The foodstuffs code applies to members of the National association if Retail Grocers National Ameri an Wholesale Grocers association National RetailerOwned Wholesale National Grocery Chain tore association and food chain hain store distributors Nonmem icrs mny join voluntarily AGREEMENTS ON STEEL AND OIL IN BACKGROUND Food Dealers Given 48 Hour Week and All Others 40 CODE TEXTS Off PAGE IS WASHINGTON Aug 1 A million new Jobs scattered through retail shops big and small from end to end of the country were held possible today because Hugh S Johnson industrial administrator had ordered into immediate effect hour reducing wage arising agree ments presented by the nations storekeepers Dwarfing even the agreements of fair practice of steel and oil the new codes had swept into the indus trial control movement all the or janized dealers in foodstuffs fur niture clothing shoes hardware dry goods department stores spe cialty shops and mail order houses 1000000 New Jobs The door was open to the thou sands of retailers not members ot any association to join the subscrib ing groups or to come in through the individual voluntary presiden tial agreement Officials estimated that applica tion of these codes would provide 1000000 new jobs that the retail lines represented employ 4000000 men and women The food dealers by Johnsons or der will have a 48 hour work week the remainder Just 40 The grocer clerks will have an eight hour day except the day juat before holidays and an additional 12 days each six months when they may work 1O noura The scale of minimum wages for food dealers is In cities over 500000 51450 between 250000 and 500000 514 between 2500 and 250 000 The non food retailers had a minimum scale a dollar lower with a further 1 reduction for the 15 southern states and the district of southern states and the District of Columbia The same regional re duction applies to the food dealers Besides the wage terms the two codes called for maintenance of n minimum of 52 bours operation un ess recent practice was lower and they bar all child labor except those over 14 for three hours zetwccn 7 i m and 7 p m Meantime the hearing on the steel ode started yesterday was in rc ess subject to recall but with of icials of the governmet and idus ry beginning negotiations to reduce he agreements complex phases to Turn In rate 5 Column 2 Coal Operators of Wapello County for US Blanket Code OTTUMWA Aug 1 i The Vapello county coal operators as ociation meeting here Monday light voted to indorse the national ecovery administrations blanket ode and fixed the price of Iowa ump coal delivered in Ottumwa at 5 per ton The price fixed by the associa ion for mine run and nut coal was 450 delivered here and steam oal will be sold in Ottumwa for a ton Twentyfour Wapello county op irators attended the meeting HUNT MAN WHO ESCAPED POSSE Fugitive Sought in Southern Iowa May Be Pretty Boy Floyd NEOLA Aug 1 n southwestern Iowa today were on he lookout for a man answering the iescription of Pretty Boy Floyd Aho escaped from a posse yester day William Thompson automobile salesman noticed the man accom panied by three others when they stopped to buy sandwiches He sounded the alarm and a cordon of officers formed rapidly Park Findley chief of tne state bureau of investigation m Den Moines assisted Sheriff Perry of Council Bluffs in calling the officers together As the officials watched all roads the men disappeared and could not be found Thompson said the man re sembled closely newspaper pictures recently published of Floyd Wea IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Tuesday night ami Wednesday Cooler In thu east nnd portions Tues day nlglit Moderate tempera tures Wednesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum iMondny 85 Minimum in Night 60 At R A M Tuesday GO Rainfall ;