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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 17, 1933, Mason City, Iowa HIS WEii i Ant o f P r o f i o ii A n r n o i N E s i 4 North Iowas Free Gate Fair Aug 21 to 26 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PHESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 17 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 271 Strong Arm Behind Law J Edgar Hoover to Lead U S Forces in Crime War By HERBERT FLUMMEU WASHINGTON Aug 17 Uncle Sam mobilizes his forces for a nationwide war on crime pledged to fight to the end to rid the country of kid napers and rack eteers a youth ful and enthusi astic man at the d e p a rtment of justice is getting ready for battle He is J Edgar Hoover director of the newly cre ated division of investigation Hoovers name does not figure a a prominently perhaps in the news of this great drive the government is planning as do some of the others Moves of Professor Raymond Mo ley President Roosevelts especial investigator are rioted Attorney General Cummings utterances on the subject are made known On His Shoulders But it is upon the shoulders of Hoover that much of the responsi bility for dealing with the criminal element Tests He and his division will be so to speak the executive officers of the high command The others will do the planning Hoover represents the strong arm of the Jaw Crime says the young director cannot be fought effectively until we know the extent nature and ge ographical concentration of it The best way to diagnose it is to collect statistics on it Result of Crusade As the result of his crusading for definite information on crime his or ganization has succeeded in amass ing the largest fingerprint file of criminals in the sets Morethan 6000 agencies here and abroad have and are contribut ing to this collection of statistics Saflt agents set a record obt federaf jcases hw jy Of the 17i kidnaping and extortior cases the federal officers have In vestigated since the Lindbergh case there were 15 in which the perpe trators were caught There have been convictions in 12 of the cases and three trials are pending Ready to CoOperate The various agencies of his divi sion are prepared to cooperate to the fullest in the war on crime which the president has declared Hoover has developed the division of identification which includes the national crime laboratory the crime statistics collection service and the officers training school His men are all trained Four years ago when he began the offi cers training school not only were the new officers put through six weeks of training in the most re cent scientific methods of detection but he called in all the old ones In the service and required them to study MAklURpTO DEATH IN TRUCK Minnesota Farmer Victim of Rail Crossing Accident Near Humboldt HUMBOLDT Aug 17 Joseph Frinek farmer living near Atwater Minn was burned to death when the truck he was driv ing was struck by a Rock Island train near here this morning The body was burned beyond recogni tion identification being made through the Minnesota license plate T12669 The truck and load of furniture were destroyed DRAFT PRINCIPLES OF OIL CODE Baker Takes Issue With Statement From Clark DENIES CHARGES UNSUPPORTED IN M B A MERGER Commfssioner Offers to Resign If Claims Are Proved DBS MOINES Aug 17 R Baker Kansas City attorney to day took issue with a statement at tributed to counsel for E W Clark insurance commissioner defendant in a Scott county suit in connec tion with merger of the Independ ent Order of Foresters and the Modern Brotherhood of America in surance companies The statement attributed to Clarks counsel asserted that the executive council is proposing to act on Bakers unsupported charge and that the only conclusion that can be drawn from this record is that the determination to remove Mr Clark is political Correct Impression Asserting that he desired to cor rect the impression that may prop erly be drawn from this statement of Mr Clarks counsel that the so called charges filed by me are un supported Mr Baker said So far as the allegations bearing upon the M B A and the Independ ent Order of Foresterd merger are concerned they are supported by records on file In Mr Clarks office Baker made his allegations in a letter June 29 1933 to Governor Herring the attorney general and members of the executive council Calls Charges False in a statementJliMued here declared charges maoerH a Scott county suit In which he was named as defendant to be as false as they are serious and offered to resign if the court finds they are well founded Clark in his statement challenged his accusers to bring a removal action in court where a fair de termination of the law and the facts could be had The insurance commissioner has filed an answer asking that he be dismissed as a defendant in the conspiracy suit brought by three Tipton policy holders in the Inde pendent Order of Foresters deny ing that he received or was prom ised any bonus in connection with the merger of the Foresters and Modern Brotherhood of America Wants Fair Trial Clarks statement issued last night said In part The executive council the doc ument continues has employed special counsel to prosecute the pretended charges against me and yet expects me to submit to a trial before it as an open minded tri bunal I believe it to be the consensus of all fair minded persons that a man accused of wrong doing should be accorded a fair trial before an open minded tribunal It is to this end that every step which I have taken in the courts has been taken I have no fear of the outcome of a fair trial Should He Indicted If what has been said about me by innuendo by those so anxious to oust me is true I of course would be unfit to hold any office of trust and should be indicted and convict ed as a criminal If my accusers are confident of their grounds should accept my proposal to resign My termina tion of office would be complete and the state would be saved a lot of needless expense Will Rogers LAKE FOREST 111 Aug 17 the old western polo boys got licked Wednesday It now stands one gameeach and the finals Sunday It was anybodys game for a long time Then our old cowpuncher Rube Williams got hurt We got to try and get Erick Pedley a crack player from the coast to come back here Well all you hear back here is codes How do you think NRA ig going And its won derful the way everyone seems to enter Into it Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1933 McNnuuht Syndicate AUNT MET By Robert Quillen The only advantage I see in a womans smokin is that she gets so she cant smell her husbands ash trays Mediators Seek to Stop Strikes in United States Walkouts Threaten in Fruit Packing in West Needle Work in East By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mediators some of them backed by the NRA sought Thursday to settle strikes in such widely differ ing occupations as needlework and fruit picking A major industrial conflict tore tneeastern garment business at the height of jits peak season Union leaders announced makers InVKew Jersey Connecticut and Pennsylvania Bns wered a strike call Wednesday in a fight against sweatshop condi tions Grove r A Whalen NRA chief for New York was authorized to me diate and called a meeting for noon Thursday He hoped for at least a temporary settlement pending adop tion of a code for the industry Strikes on Coast Strikes in several fruit and vege table areas of the Pacific coast oc cupied the attention of authorities seeking normalcy The California Packing corporation announced wages would bo increased from V to 25 cents an hour Strikers at cor poration ranches at Atwater and Tuttle Cal have demanded 30 cents In Philadelphia more than 2000 hosiery workers paraded Wednes day at the Cambria hosiery mills where a strike Is in progress and later announced that the mill had ceased operations Charges of violence came from scattered localities Two sticks of dynamite were hurled police said at the home of a Philadelphia clean ing and dyeing plant owner whose employes have been on strike Industry Paralyzed The International Ladles Garment Workers union announced that the dressmakers strike had paralyzed the Industry in the area centering around New York Other strikes were Tn progress in several localities The national labor board at Washington gave atten tion Wednesday to a shirt strike in Pottsville Pa a motion picture strike in Hollywood and a labor dispute affecting employes on the New Orleans bridge Seeks Warrant for Woman Charged With Murder of Husband ROCKFORD III Aug 17 A warrant charging Mrs May Han son 38 with murder in connection with the torch death of her di vorced husband Earl Hanson was asked today by States Attorney Robert Nash The warrant was ex pected to be issued late today by Justice of the Peace John R Snively Machado Policeman Slain by Cuban Mob CAMAGUEY Cuba Aug 17 UP Herrero a policeman charged with crimes committed under the deposed Machado admin istration was killed by a mob to day after he had wounded a man with his pistol Two other persons were slightly injured The outburst occurred after Herrero had been arrested STATE PROJECTS TO BE APPROVED Hopkins Announces Start to Be Made on Public Works in Iowa DES MOINES Aug 17 F Hopkins of Mason City public works engineer for Iowa declared today that a number of projects will be approved by the public works board when It holds its ini tlal session early next week Hopkins returned Wednesday from a conference in Washington with public works administrators and spent his first day in checking requests ot about 300 communities for federal funds receiving delega tlons seeking federal funds and clearing up details of administration of the federal funds The state advisory board yester day announced its policy of favoring projects which would employ Iowa labor and materials Corn Leads Recovery of Grain Trade Wheat Lags at Start but Later Joins in Uptrend CHICAGO Aug 17 rain market suddenly came to life today after many days of inaction and all cereals closed higher Corn was the leader all deliver es closing the 4 cent maximum iermittea by Board of trade regula ions and about 7 cents better than the lowest prices of the day Oats also went up the limit of three cents and wheat which at point was about 7 cents higher closed a net for the day of between 2 and cents The dally limit on wheat fluctuation is 5 cents Closing prices for corn were Sept Dec May May wheat stopped at 97 cents Rye and barley also ended the day with net gains approaching the maximum Traders attributed the abrupt change in the trend of the market to renewed confidence as a result of the removal of pegged minimum prices DOLLAR DAY SET FOR SATURDAY Mason City Merchants Will Oifer Special Bargains at One Dayt Sale One of the largest shopprig crowds In the history of Mason City Is ex pected by local merchants Saturday when the semiannual dollar day wll be held here Mason City merchants will offer hundreds of articles on sale at each and many other articles at special prices at the one day event In the face or advancing prices the coming dollar day will hold values more appealing than any of its predecessors especially from the viewpoint of the consumer Such sales are possible according to lo cal mercants because products have been purchased previous to the re cent upturn in prices The consumer will be purchasing at sale prices based on the low prices of merchan dise recently in effect Consumers will be in keeping with the spirit of the NRA program however since they will be buying merchandise already manufactured which will stimulate the manufacture of more merchandise and give em ployment to more people The na tional committee of the NRA has asked that the public buy more in this program Consumers will save and cooperate with the campaign Tarn to Fage 4 Column 6 Dr Sterling Will Be Cuban Envoy to U S WASHINGTON Aug 17 Dr Manuel Marquex Sterling for mer Cuban ambassador to Mexico today accepted the offer of Presi dent Carlos de Cespedes to be am bassador to Washington REPEAL OF TAX CUT ACT URGED BY CITY LEAGUE 410 Registered at Iowa Convention Held at Decorah DECORAH Aug a dissenting vote the Iowa League of Municipalities today went on record recommending the repeal of the BeattyBennett mandatory tax re duction bill The vote on the reso utipn this morning followed two days of sessions in which various ihases of taxes were considered Invitations for next years con vention have been issued by Cedar laplds Mason City Waterloo and Fort Dodge The convention site may be selected today by the con vention committee or action de ferred until next sping A total of 410 delegates had reg stered last evening at Hotel Wlnne shlek the largest number ever at ending a convention More than 65 mayors were Included in the regis tration 500 Hear Governor Last evenings program was changed somewhat owing to the large registration and to nearly 100 outside visitors who expressed the desire to hear Gov Clyde L Her ring speak The program was given on the courthouse lawn instead of in the Elks clubrooms A short address by Representative Fred Biermann who was introduced by Attorney J Nelson was followed by tie ad of the Governor Herring A crowd of more than 500 heard the governor The Elks male chorus the De corah municipal band and the V F W Dram corps each took part in the evenings program Governor Herring arrived in Decorah yester day afternoon and was a guest of Representative and Mrs Blermann until today when he went to Forest City Secretary Frank Pierce received a telegram yesterday announcing a new ruling for municipal water works and electric plants They have been exempted from NRA re strictions and do not come under rhe NRA heading Johnson Is Chairman Members of the resolutions com mittee are Jacob Johnson of Deni son chairman C VandeStceg of Orange City J H Curtiss of Maquokcta O B Rogers of F T VanLIew of Dea Molnes Thomas J Smith of Burlington and George Burdick of Oskaloosa Mayor L A Chllds of Fort Mad ison former first vice president was nominated and unanimously elected president of the league yes terday afternoon Mayor C Vande Tum In Page 4 Column 2 KIDNAPERS ESCAPE Alls Well Phones Machado to His Wife PHILADELPHIA Aug 17 Gerardo Machado deposed president of Cuba telephoned his wife Senora Elvira Machado from Nassau the Bahamas yesterday and told her Alls well Everything Is all right DAY SATURDAY MASON CITYS SEMIANNDAL DOLLAR DAY Prices are going up Mason City merchants realized this and bought generously in advance As a result Dollar Day shoppers Saturday will be nble to buy merchandise at astonishingly low lower than they will be In the near future Make Your Shopping Easy By First Heading Merchants Announcements In the Mason City GlobeGazette A plane putroling the forest arid a pnrt of the rnnlts of SCO police in the great manhunt for kidnapers Tuesday near La Grange 111 The search was for two desperadoes of the southwest who are believed to hnve accepted from disguised sleuths a package ns second payment of Juke Factors kldnnp ransom But the fugitives ovnded the police army Central Tress United States Urges on Campaign Against Crime New Mysteries Added to Ones That Still Go Unsolved By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In the silence of the Spokane night there sounded the voice of a report of shots swift y whir of a motorcar ts headlights dark racing away nd on the grounds bleeding from hree bullet wounds lay a dying man Who killed Dr James I Gaines Silent too was the Virginia countryside near Grundy silent un til there came the scream of a sound of five shots ired in quick succession Then si ent once three deud men In an automobile Who killed them Woman RJurdercd And there is a thicket near Dover N J and in that thicket was found the body of a woman who had been murdered And a woods In New the Jody of a woman who too had seen murdered And a penthouse n Pasadena with a woman dead like the others A doctor of Greenwood Miss died He said a woman put poison n his whisky and watched him ns he drank death They hold her lo day in a cell It was grape Juice that carried poison death to four persons in Ar kansas Jelly was the medium n Detroit mother used to poison her two children but they did not die because when they become ill she could not bear to see them suffer so she called a doctor Die From Poison But two children In Chelsea Vt died from poison and the mother who is blamed for their death still she Is expected to the same potion A man is burned to death in an automobile at Rockford 111 and the wife from whom he was separ ated is being held Torch slaying again is heard Women are figuring prominently in the current plague of crime At Spokane an attractive brunet Is being questioned in the inquiry into the slaying of Dr Gaines She told police she was with the wealthy sportsman and painless practitioner all but 10 minutes of the last two hours of his life A few hours ear lier he had been with another wom to Fngo 4 Column TWO BROTHERS DROWN AT PICNIC Sunday School Outing Ends in Tragedy at Ledges State Park LEDGES STATE PARK BOONE Aug 17 Sunday school pic nic ended in tragedy here today with the drowning of two brothers Ralph 11 and Hugh Johnson 13 With four other lads all from Prole the boys were wading in the DCS Moines river and slipped into deep water None could swim Roscoe Hunget rescued four of the lads including his two sons He was unable to reach the Johnson boys however and their bodies were recovered a half hour later with the aid of conservation corps workers encamped at the park here Hunget a Prole farmer is su perintendent of the Prole Methodist church Sunday school and led the picnic expedition of 15 youthful churchgoers Melvin Johnson of Prole is father the lads ROOSEVELT AND JOHNSON START ON COAL TRADE NRA Seeks Agreements in Steel and Auto Industries WASHINGTON Aug 17 President Roosevelt turned his at tention to the code for the coal in dustry late today In his hurryup drive to put new wage scales and working hours for the major indus tries into effect Hugh S Johnson the industrial administrator went to the white house with the code afew hours after lie and the president and Sec retary Ickes had reached an under standing on the code for shorter working hours and higher pay fop the oil industry Principles to govern oils NRA code were quickly determined in a conference around President Roose velts desk while Industrial officers expressed the desire to float the re covery banner over steel automo biles and coal Conference lengthy We reached an agreement for principles on the oil code Jolinsxm said after a lengthy white housu conference and Secretary Ickes proponent of close government reg ulation smiled assent I think the code will get 100 per cent support from the oil men Johnson added and at his office Im mediately placed the latest develop ments before gathered oil chieftains He saw them a few minutes and tnen summoned them for a con ference at p m the strenuous Bluo Eagle campaign moved upfrom next Tuesday to tomorrow confer ences between recovery officials and bituminous operators who submitted codes It was the admin istrations desire to bring warring bituminous factions under one gen eral code Code for Autos A modified code for automobile containing for the first time an ad dition to the recovery acts collec tive bargaining provision for labor was Issued preparatory to tomor rows hearing The language stated that em ployers may continue the open shop policy xmder which the selection retention ana advancement of em ployes will be on the basis of indi vidual merit without regard to their affiliation or nonaffiliation with any labor or other organization Organized labor immediately as sailed this provision contending it violated the law and that the law could not be amended by any code Work on Steel Conferences continued on statis tics relating to hours and wages in the steel industry Johnson and his deputy Kenneth M Simpson were too busy with oil to give steel much time today but Johnson expressed optimism for an early agreement for the steel industry The recovery administration an nounced a hearing next Tuesday on the retail trades codes exclusive of food and groceries and on Thurs day a hearing on retail drugs It saia that over 1000000 retail shops and between 4000000 and 5000 000 employes would be affected at these two hearings Alcohol Fumes Cause Barrel to Explode Creston Man Killed CRESTON Aug 17 Speck Collman 38 was killed shortly before noon today when a barrel which he was cutting with an acetylene torch exploded Collman was struck on the neck and hurled to the celling of the gar age by which he was employed Alcohol fumes in the barrel caused the explosion Sioux City Parades in Recovery Rally SIOUX CITY Aug 17 sored by business firms a parade which stretched for many blocks marched to the tune of Happy Days are Here Again as the city participated In an NRA rally Con gressman Guy M Gillette of Chero kee wag the principal speaker WILL ANNOUNCE MORE PROJECTS WASHINGTON Aug 17 President Roosevelt and Secretary Ickes the public works administra tor agreed today on a number of new projects to be undertaken im mediately under the employment program The new proopsals will be announced later today by Ickea Spontaneous Combustion BLAIRSTOWN Aug 17 Fire destroyed a barn granary corn crib and machine shed on the B F Beck farm The blaze was believed to have started from combustion Wea IOWA WEATHER Fnlr Thursday night and Friday cooler Thursday night and in extreme enst portion Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday SB Minimum in Night 60 At 8 A M 11 ;