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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 23, 1934, Mason City, Iowa MARLON I n HIS MEW ART OEPT OF IOWA voi vrfi M North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THUESDAY AUGUST 23 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 272 Postoffice Surplus Franking Writeoff This Year May Be Big Figure By HERBERT FLUMMER ASHINGTON Aug 23 Postmaster Gen eral F a r 1 e ys inci dentally much fice department surplus of 5000 000 was realized largely through writing off cer tain free services rendered They included for example amounts paid out for carrying the mail by air and ocean over actual services given gratis to Uncle Sam and his depart ments and the privilege granted members of congress of franking official business al election year COWCIRL INJURED AT FAIR DIES i j poundage costs L This last writeoff is something to think about during this congression If an unofficial preview of the huge amount of campaign material now being franked by both senators and representatives to voters near and far is taken into considera tion when Mr Farley gets around to balancing his books at the close of the present fiscal year he bin self will be amazed Me in Congress The volume appalls the elerica staffs of both senate and hous All of these electioneering docu mentscarry in a prominent pos tion the legend Not Printed a Government Expense No mentio is made about the free postage The topics of these politica pamphleteers cover almost ever subject imaginable Typical sub jects are My Record in the 73r Congress The Record of th 73rd Congress as I See It Th True Friend of the Veterans an My Part in the Accoioplisliment of the New Deal Itcan bY tha the supervisory officials of the post offices throughout the country d not groan as they see the aval anche of political material flow across their canceling machines o through their books of busines done Bigger Business The pay scales of postal fielf and supervis ory based in par on the amount of business their of fices do Washington for example gets first crack at the greater par of thispolitical mail The aUowancf for this and government depart mental mail on which salaries are based is extra high It makes Washington one of the major postoffices of thecountry de spite the fact that very little com mercial and industrial mail is handled Its product is mostly politics 3 Men Sought After Apparent Attempt to Kidnap 4 Young Girls OGDBN Utah Aug 23 apparent attempt to kidnap four young girls all members of prom inent Utah families sent police in search of three men today Accosting the girls in a wooded ravine where they were on a picnic the threemen bound and gagged their victims but were frightened away when the sound of approach ing horses was heard The girls who freed themselves from the bonds after the men fled were Jean Scrowcroft 12 and Margo Sprago 13 both of Ogden and EldeenMulcahy 13 and Joan Lehman both of Salt Lake City FORECAST IOWA Generally fair and cooler Thursday night Friday fair and cooler in southeast portion MINNESOTA Fair and tfool er light frost probably in north portion Thursday night Fri day fair with warmer In west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning maximum Wednesday 76 Minimum in Night 54 At 8 A M 61 Rainfall 04 The 04 of an inch of rain which foil before 8 oclock Wednesday and 5 of an inch between 8 and 9 k in the forenoon boosted precipitation in Ma sui to 288 inches with a week to o The average normal moisture here for a half century has been approximately three and a third inches President Changes Plan to Go Directly to Hyde Park ENROUTE WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT TO WASHINGTON Aug 23 Roosevelt hurried back to the white house to day as fresh reports sprang up of a sharp controversy over the reorgan ization of NRA The chief executive who paid his last respects to the late Speaker Henry T Rainey yesterday changed his original plans to go directly to his summer home at Hyde Park N Y and returned to Washington in stead in order to attend to some urgent matters The recovery pro gram was one of the items slated for presidential attention In1 Washington Donald R Rich berg Mr Roosevelts chief indus trial advisor declined to discuss re ports that he and Hugh S Johnson Blue Eagle chief were in a bitter dispute over a new NRA structure On his return to the white house the president is expected to resume command of the situation and out line definitely principles for recov ery reorganization The drought was another matter with which the president had to wrestle With another viewof the droughts devastating effects in the Mr Roose velt called Secretary Wallace aboard tofortify administration ef forts to meet the calamity With Secretary Wallace in the presiden tial car were Marvin H Mclntyre a secretary and Miss Grace Tulley private secretary and the presi dents aides Col Edwin A Watson and Commander H F Kingman A number of the congressional delegation which attended the serv ices for Mr Rainey boardad the presidents train at Carrollton 111 and rode east with him Johnson Uses 5 Words BETHANY BEACH Del Aug 23 S Johnson used five words today to deny emphatically there had been a split between him and Donald R Richberg and Secre tary of Labor Frances Perkins over NRA policies The NRA administrator was in formed that reports of a sharp dis pute in high command of his indus trial recovery campaign had been published in Washington He replied categorically 1 No break 2 No further comment The Washington reports were hat Richberg chief coordinator of he recovery drive and Secretary Perkins were lined up against Gen eral Johnson on what some termed the issue of one man control of the NRA TheWashington Post said a showdown had been asked from President Roosevelt General Johnsons laconic state ments were in contradiction to these reports BOMB HOME OF CODE SECRETARY Explosion Seen as Warning to Wolf to Cease NRA Prosecutions BROOKLYN N Y Aug 23 JP home of F Nathan Wolf ecretary of the cloak and suit code uthority was bombed early today Q what police interpreted as a varning to Wolf to cease NRA pros cutions Wolf and his family were out of own but tenants on the first floor f the double house were asleep vhen the bomb wrecked the porch nd shattered windows Samuel ass a guest of the Isadore Jacobs amily was showered with plaster ut no one was hurt Detective Max Black who attrib ted the bombing to NRA chisel ers said Wolf had been extremely ctlve in prosecuting code violators League Will Get Decision on New Deal Leaders in 2 Major Parties at Head of Move WASHINGTON Aug 23 The American liberty league began laying foundations today for a cam paign across the continent to re cruit 3000000 to 4000000 property owners to judge the new deal Avowedly nonpartisan and not antiRoosevelt it set out to com mand all possible influence in th warming debate over whether th administration is robbing Peter tc pay Paul At the head stand leaders in both major parties popularly identifiec as conservatives Alfred E Smith and John W Davis democrats wh lost the presidency to Hoover an Coolidge James W Wads worth am Nathan L Miller republican strong men in New York To Serve as Foruni Already there are rumblings o liberal arraignment of the move that Jouett Shouse announced las night as one to combat Iadicalism It was he who described the leagu as not antiRoosevelt but rather intended to serve as a forum and a force before congress for those who want to guard their personal and property rights A week iago he told President Roosevelt about it in words liki The league will become a real factor inassisting toward re covery and the restoration of pros perous cpnditlonsfor alUourpeople That thepresidenthardly woult take announced goal is accepted It glsois certain he is aware of the political poten tialities Purposes are Twofold The leagues purposes are two fold under the heading To de fend and protect the constitution of the United States Data will be dis seminated to teach necessity of respect for the rights of persons and property as fundamental to every successful form of government and duty of government to encourage and protect individual and group initiative and enterprise to foster the right to work earn save and acquire prosperity and to preserve the ownership and law ful use of property when acquired Shouse who is to be elected president when the executive com mittee has been raised to about 18 disclosed that seven divisions will be set up for a membership drive in every state The only other man known to be a member besides Shouse Smith Davis Wadsworth and Miller is Irenee du Pont a po litical independent who supported Smith and Roosevelt Roosevelt Hurries Bach to White House FRESH REPORTS OFCONTROeSY OVERNRAHEARD KING FOR A DAY Comprise All Groups The divisions will comprise home owners farmers labor savings de positors life insurance holders bondholders and stockholders Mem bers will be in two classes those who believe in the principles but cannot afford financial support and those who will say it with their pocketbooks Answering reporters questions Shouse said a prime aim is to curb tendencies toward extreme radical ism existing in sections which he would not name As to the new dealings he ex pects some to be approved and others disapproved The league Shouse said will not participate in the present eongres Turn to page 2 column 2 Photo and cut by Kayenay Hairbreauth Harry selfstyled king of the hoboes was literally king for a day Wednesday at Britt nt the second annual hobo cele bration commemorating the famous hoax of 1900 He is standing be side the slumgullion which was served fres to the hoboes attending Harry writes poetry and has some rather homely philosophy to take with him on his travels Ho is wearing innertubes tied to his teet fcr shoes Storyon page iealy Secretary of Britt Creamery Dies BRITt Aug P Healy 82 ecretary of the Britt creamery ed Wednesday He was the gov rnment weather observer here and he husband of Postmistress Healy Identifies Eagle as Stealer of His Pigs DANBURY N H Aug 23 Arthur Holjenbeck identified the thief who has been stealing his baby pigs Between three and four oclock every morning he said a large Am erican eagle followed by six little eagles swoops down on the farm grabs a pig and flies away followed by the little eagles Seek Reduction of Taxes Upon Plants DES MOINES Aug 23 ductions in assessment of taxes against its plants in Clinton Dav enport Keokuk and Fort Madison was asked of the state tax board by the American Waterworks and Electric company The board took no action 119 PRICES ARE GOAL AAA May Use Widespread Commodity Loans as Ammunition WASHINGTON Aug 23 The AAA which has set the farm Hices of 1909 to 1914 as a goal to shoot at may seek to use wide spread loans on commodities as its ammunition The prices of the pre war years the relatively golden age of American agriculture are called parity prices Recent moves to increase cotton oans to 12 cents and extend corn oans to Jan 1 1935 were regarded is a bridge between the present oan policy and a new one to be in cluded in the feed storage bill to be iubmitted to the next congress The measure would allow the AAA to extend its lending to other rops than corn and cotton officials lelieve Lift Loan Value By lifting the loan value of comI modifies gradually while maintain ing a production control to prevent surpluses some officials think the government could create a level of farm income throughout the year which would restore parity There is some dissensioin on the point within the AAA Some offi cials say the plan resembles too closely the operations of the federal farm board Proponents answer that it differs from the farm board buying in that farmers retain ac tual possession of their crops and that production control gives assur ancethat prices can be maintained at or near the loan values Spreading of the marketing sea son over a number of months would guarantee farmers the utmost pro fit they added May Curtail Acreage Another possibility forseen by of ficials today is that 1935 wheat acreage may be curtailed 2000000 or more acres below normal pro duction Farm administration men were seriously considering a con tinuation of wheat production con trol althought modifying this years 15 per cent slash About 7500000 acres wereretir ed from wheat production this year With a carryover of about 100000 000 bushels probable at the end of the present marketing year officials hold that production next year should be between 750000000 and 775000000 bushels requiring the use of about 62000000 acres com pared with normal plantings about 65800000 acres DRUNK ON STAGE Actors Equity Board Frees Miss Morgan of Charges by Producer Lqg ANGELES Aug 23 Helen Morgan the attractive bru net torch singer was acquitted of charges of intoxication early today of by a board of ar bitration of the Actors Equity association The battle be tween the act ress and Myron C Fagan pro ducer ended in a draw The board de cided that Miss Morgan had not been intoxicated during the two opening perform ances of the play HELEN MORGAN Memory at the Biltmore theater here last May and consequently was not responsible for the flop of the play Hearing Is Lengthy On the other hand the board de cided that if the actress did not collect her salary it was because her husband Maurice Maschke Jr did not give it to her It also de cided that Fagan the author and producer did not owe Miss Morgan for costumes which she purchased for the performance out of her own fund These decisions were reached after a hearing that lasted from yesterday morning until the early hours of today Only Made Suggestions Vera Lewis actress calledas a witness said that in regard to the charges that Miss Morgan was in subordinate that she only heard the torch singer make suggestions as to the manner in which certain parts of the play should be played Once she wanted to sing her songfrom the front of the stage but was told that such a stunt would be cheap Miss Lewis tes tified Then she retorted If that stunt was good enough for Ziegfeld its REACTIONARY TOUS MOVES IN LABOR TROUBLE Auto Makers Code to Be Reopened by NRA Labor Board By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Uncle Sam generously spread his recovery salves over the nations strike pocked labor situation Thurs day and prepared further applica tions Reactions varied Soon after the administration or dered hours reduced in the cotton garment industry Wednesday the NRA labor board agreed to insist on reopening the automobile manu facturers code The American Fed eration of Labor seeks wage and hour revisions in the motor car factories George A Sloan president of the cottontextile institute said at New xork that impartial govern ment economists have determined the impending nationwide strike of cotton textile workers to be un justified He asserted no field had increased its workers benefits as much under the NRA as had the cotton textile industry Make Detailed Study Uncle Sams bureau of labor sta tistics is making a detailed study the effectof NRA codes on em ploymentwages and hours in var ipup industries tadudihg the tex tile for future guidance TO of the cotton textile industrial relations board has completed a statemenl which is believed to offer an alter native to the textile strike He is seeking the approval of other gov ernment officials before making it public Labor called the Aluminum Com pany of Americas rejection of the abor departments peace proposals a challenge of the authority vested in the federal government by con gress In its statement the Na tional Council of Aluminum Work ers denied that the plan to end their strike involves a closed shop as the company said Problemin Milwaukee Uncle Sam had his own strike iroblem in Milwaukee where the T5RA authorities ordered resump ion of all projects Thursday de spite the injury of four men in a sharp clash Wednesday night be ween 1000 strike pickets and 75 FERA workers Things look very much better to he mediators seeking a solution of he Chicago union bus drivers strike and Minneapolis is enjoying normalcy after the end of the truck drivers strike H H Reed representative of the ational mediation board was served at Richmond Va in injunc on proceedings intended to block Turn lo pane 2 column fi Rites Held in M C for Mrs Henley Mother Arrives Body Taken to Exline for Burial MAXINE HENLEY Funeral services for Maxine Hen ley 23 year old cowgirl who died at Thursday morning were held at the Patterson funeral home at 11 oclock Thursday morning The services for Mrs Henley who failed to regain consciousness fol lowing an accident in which a buck ing broncho fell upon her Tuesday afternoon at the North Iowa fair were marked with simplicity Lacking all the gaudy tinsel of the rodeo in its place was a sor rowing group of Apeisons unable to conceal sadneswatmieiJass of STOCK PARADES BEFORE CROWDS ATFAIRGROUNDS Finest Herds of Iowa Southern Minnesota on Display Proudly bedecked with the rib jons they had won choice livestock Thursday afternoon paraded before a crowd at the North Iowa free fair The colorful pageant of farm ani mals made a spectacular array be ore admirers in the grandstand Although a large crowd was on he midway and a fairly large crowd n the grandstand Thursday after noon there was a perceptible falling off in size from the previous high points This was attributed by fair officials chiefly to the rain and cloudy weather during the day Included1 in the parade were the inest herds of Iowa and southern Minnesota and some from Wiscon sin and South Dakota Grand cham pions and class champions were in cluded in the various sections Rodeo Program Thrills The horses and cattle pranced gingerly before the grandstand full of energy following the period they have been kept indoors while they were viewed by thousands FourH club entries were among the fea tures This parade of several hundred head of livestock was followed by a program presented by Candy Ham mers rodeo outfit From the prc friendFor pretty vivacious Max ine Henley was a friend to every rodeo cowboy and cowgirl It was an unique funeral Cow boys attired in highheeled boots and their finest cowboy wear were there and the cowgirls who had dis carded their colorful costumes came lo see their friend for the last time Husky Men Weep As the Rev David Kratz of the hurch of Christ spoke to the rodeo troupers several husky men who would not flinch from a strong lucking horse wept unabashed Sobbing by the girl members could be plainly heard Maxine Henley was a pal And she was gone Cecil Henley who was married to her last April 27 had sat at his Ioung wifes bedside since the fatal NORTH IOWA FAIR SCHEDULE of accident Tuesday vaiting hoping just watching REVIVAL OF PAGAN FAITH IN GERMANY LAID TO HITLERISM good enough for Fagan BERLIN Aug 23 re vival of pagan faith in Germany was laid today at the door of Hit erism Said P Orlowsky a paganist eader at a convention of the pagan group The nazi revolution created the prerequisites for a revolution of lofty values known as religion Ac knowledgement of the sacredness of the German race and blood has alone made possible an objective attitude toward Christianity Striking parallel uterancea by Reichsbishop Mueller tend to con firm advances made by the pagan faith movement The who is charged with unification of tha German protestant church praised the nazi revolution for hav ing opened new prospects for eter nal folk values above all for ties of soil and blood Eggers Bound to Jury AMES Aug 23 Eg gers former State Center public attending school athletic coach was bound over to a grand jury on entering the Roland bank with in tent to rob His bond was continued at Woman Asks Aid in Obtaining Divorce MEMPHIS Tenn Aug 23 Government housing loan officials a conference here tell woman appeared before the New Orleans committee recent ly and asked aid in obtaining a di vcrcc so she could use the alimony i to repair her home Woman Saves Infant Children From Death WATERLOO Aug 23 Mabel Miller 40 widow saved her two infant children from death by fire last night by throwing them out a window of her The contents of the house were de stroyed with damage estimated by firemen at 5250 He was the last to approach the coffin in which lay the body of his wife with bruises showing upon her pale face the place where she had fallen Weeping he looked down and before passing he placed a hand upon her cold hands Born in Iowa Mrs Henley was a native lowan and was born as Maxine McClas key at Exline Feb 20 1911 After living with relatives on a farm near Exline until the age of 13 she joined her mother at Centerville where she lived until she was 15 She then together with her moth er moved to Chicago Maxine had been riding horses nearly all of her life and it was not long until she became a member of a rodeo At the age of 19 she was a regular with a rodeo troupe and for four swift years has been throughout most of the United States as well as England touring Turn lo pasc 2 column 4 p Concert1 by muni cipal band p finale Candy Hammers rodeo Friday a Baby beef sale at which time all calves will be sold Sale in charge of Supt Earl Dean of 4H livestock department p Musical presenta tion by municipal band p m Opening of grand roundup by WLS entertainers of Chicago p m Concert by muni cipal band p m and gay barn dance by WLS entertainers from Chicago sentation of daring riding of the western champion equestrians the audience would scarcely dream that one of the pretty young cowgirls had died only Thursday morning from injuries received while riding a bucking broncho Previous to this performance the rodeo performers gathered in small Turn tn page 2 column 3 WORLD WHEAT MEET ADJOURNS Will Convene in November Approves Proposal for Export Quotas LONDON Aug 23 in ternational wheat conference ad journed today until November after approving a recommendation of the governments concerned that new systems for quarterly export quotas be adopted this year The conference failed to reach an agreement on the amount of the quotas for each country which are to be dedicated at the next meeting if the governments have approved the plans It recommended that export quotas be drawn from an estimated total quota of 600000000 bushels from which upward of 10 per cent of that total would be set aside as a reserve BE NEIGHBORLY North and South America are neighbors of the nearest and friend liest type They are close together geographically and diplomatically They share the same name and en joy in common the benefits of the Panama canal In recent years radio and airplane have brought them into even closer proximity But what do we of North Amer ica know about this beautiful southern sister Are we familiar with her position her climate and resources her principal cities her rivers and mountains The map of South America will give a clearer knowledge of our southern neighbor It is in colors 21x28 inches in size and its re verse side is a condensed atlas re plete with vital geographical and commercial statistics This map is invaluable to teach ers students and merchants and is a convenient size for the home and office Available only through our Washington information bureau Order your copy today Inclose 10 cents to cover cost and handling Use this coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C I inclose herewith 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for a copy of the Map of South America Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C ;