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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1934, Mason City, Iowa TWO MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE FEBRUARY 16 1934 RAIL CHIEFS TO CONSIDER PLEA White House Urges Against Any Further Reduction in Wages WASHINGTON Feb 16 A white house plea that railroad wages be continued without further reduction will receive consideration by rail chiefs Railway executives gathered in Chicago let it be known today that Mr Roosevelts proposal would be placed for discussion alongside onp of their a 15 per cent cut in the basic pay rate effective July 1 Quarrel Settled Only by federal intervention was a quarrel between railroad execu tives and their employes settled last fall withagreement on a 10 per cent reduction in the basic rate The rail chiefs now propose another 5 per cent slash Employe views voiced through A F Whitney chairman of railway labor executives were that the railroads are not suffering from the wage scales paid their employes Tn a formal statement opposing the projected 15 per cent cut is sued soon after the presidents plea Whitney said Fixed Charge Ixiad The real difficulty with the rail road industry is caused by the bur densome load of fixed charges and the refusal of railway bond holders to contribute their share to the re lief of the industry Railway labor is not disposed to continue to as sume that burden In his request to both rail labor and executives the president said an extension of the present wage agreement for at last six months would be of advantage to those di rectly concerned and also to the entire country COURT UPHOLDS RIGHT TO CANCEL Continued From 1 in a way to the European system It carries some resemblance also to President Roosevelts plan for aiding ocean carriers Mr Roosevelts steamship sys tem in short would call a sub sidy and not an ocean mail con tract 2 Main Alternatives Two main alternatives are being considered for carrying the airmail It has been stated officially that the army would not fly it for 1 The government could devise some other plan for federal opera tion a system considered highly im probable 2 The mail could becarried for direct hire on something close to a poundage basis Reports here that the Great Northern and Northern Pacific DING DARLING IS FLATTERED Returns Home From Decorah Guarded to PreventAny Kidnap Attempt DES MOINES Feb 16 N Darling the cartoon ist is flattered that anyone should tiink he had enough money to be worth kidnaping Evidence of a plot to abduct Darling was strong enough how ever to lead police toassign two officers as a bodyguard for him Darling spoke before the Decorah Chamber of Commerce last night and returned home today accom panied by the state agents Intorroation of a plot to kidnap Urn came while Darling route here from Washington where lie attended a session of President Roosevelts wild life committee Federal agents were placed around film iu Chicago and replaced by state agents at the Iowa line The Iowa men accompanied Darling here and on his trip to Decorah A telegram sent to Darling ask ing when he would arrive m Chi cago and where he would stay was traced officers indicated to a gang It was reported that a mod erate sum had been definitely se as a prospective ransom figure Darling informed of the ransom proposal is reported to have coun tered I am flattered that anyon thought I had that much money railways were negotiating for the purchase of Northwest Airways caused officials to recall that under such a purchase the ban could be lifted to permit that outfit to bid for mail flying Lindbergh In Row The name of Col Charles A Lindbergh continued to enter into the row over airmail Brown in a statement in New York said in connection with Lindberghs white house criticized message to the presldentt Colonel Lindbergh knows more than any other person outside of the postoffice personnel about details of airmail operation and the ef forts of the postoffice department during the period of my service to promote an economically independ ent aviation industry Whether Lindbergh would be asked to appear before some con gressional committee had not been determined today Brltttn In Jail Meanwhile as a direct outgrowth of the senate airmail committees investigations and the senate trial one H Brittin vice pres ident of Northwest behind him one day of his 10 day jail sentence He declared his career had been ruined and that he lacked money to fight through an appeal William P MacCrackeu airmail attorney also under a 10 day sen tence was free on bail while his attorney pushed an appeal Representative Fish R N Y meantime assailed the wholesale contract cancellation asserting that PanAmerican Airways had received a 56000000 subsidy without com petitive bidding Fish sought to link the fact that its contract was not revoked and that distinguished democrats served as Its officials Waterloo Ordinance Is Unconstitutional As soon as he was freed af ter 11 years In Massachusetts state prison on getrlchqulck swindling charges Charles Pon il was held by immigration au thorities pending hearings on a government order that he be deported to Italy Associated Press SENATE REJECTS PRIVATE SALES Continued From tage 1 it to be a choice between two rot ten eggs Speaks in Favor Senator E J Wenuer of Blac Hawk spoke in favor of substitu ACCUSES KAISER OF HIGH TREASON Hitler Aide Quotes Letter Sent to Army Officers in Bavaria BERLIN Feb 16 Er nest Zu Reventlow one Chan cellor Hitlers senior lieutenants de lared in his newspaper today that ormer Kaiser Wilhelm committed othing less than high treason against Germany by a recent letter Reventlows declaration was made n his weekly newspaper Reichs wart which is devoted to Hitlerism and the Germanic cult With Reventlowa statement is rinted what is called a message by he former kaiser now in exile in Doom Holland Sent to Officers The kaisers letter it said was dated Nov 22 1933 and was sent to the Bavarian section of the national federation of German officers in re sponse to a message of fidelity from iho organization The letter as printed said in part I have gladly taken cognizance Cjf your message and I am con vinced that every old officer will do everything within his power to give evidence of his loyalty by manly deeds Only Under Kaiser Only under its kaiser and the German federated princes can the reich permanently be established and restored to its former power and glory Therefore forward with God for king and fatherland for the kaiser FATHER EXPLAINS WATERLOO Feb 16 ing that Waterloos plumbing ord nance prohibited even journeymen ilumbers from the practice of their rade Municipal Judge Ben G How rey declared the citys plumbing ordinance unconstitutional in a de cision on file today He termed the ordinance class legislation and said t transcended the powers granted city by state statute Coon Rapids Votes to Erect City Plant COON RAPIDS Feb 16 a vote of 397 to 352 residents voted to construct a municipallight plant tion reading at length from article as to the failure of state dispensary system in South Carolina 1 feel that private sale under strict control is far preferable to putting the state In the whiskey business he declared Saying that he knew that most ot those who are known as drys were supporting the substitute bill Senator Homer Hush of Essex pointed out that although he him self is a dry he opposed the sub stitution S Courses Open He told the senate that there are three courses open a continuation of present conditions or virtual nullification private sale of liquor or state monopoly and said he be lieved state ownership to be the least of the evils The Montgomery county senator said he believed that the tendency toward political influence would be greater under the private sale bill than under the state monopoly plan Senator M X Geske of McGregor in opening his remarks against sub stitution praised the personnel of the governors liquor control study commission which submitted the recommendations on which the state monopoly bill is based All Walks of life The committee members were se lected he said from all walks of life and he declared their recom mendations to be the concensus of the best thought of the world in sofar as they were able to glean It If you believe in temperance you dare not vote against a control bill he said at another point You would create a paradise for the bootlegger by voting for no bill as the house will not accept a pri vate enterprise plan Senator Roy Stevens of Wapello another speaker against substitu tion told the senate members that if you want to increase the use of the substitute vote and the reich iReventlow summed up his inter pretation of the message with the words That means Forward with God for High Treason PASS BILLS TO GET US HELP Continued From Pftge 1 was properly safeguarded according to law such would not be the case The house steering committee in troduced a bill which would permit the secretary of state to compro mise at his discretion penalties im posed against lows corporations for failure bo comply with the an nual report statutes TELLS OF HIDING BODYOFSOIV8 Vegetable Peddler Says 1 Put It There Pointing to Hole in Ice ROCKFORD 111 Feb 16 Charles Backus a middleaged vegetable peddler stood near the ice covered river here pointed to a hole in the ice and told police I put it there I was scared The it was the body of his 8 year old son Charles Jr who had been missing eight days The father had persisted in denying knowledge of his sons whereabouts Last night after long questioning he said to Joseph Rank of the state highway patrol All right Ill show you where it is BURNED WHILE SAVING MOTHER Schmidkte Greene Suffers Injuries When House is Destroyed GREENE Feb 16 Henry Schmidkte suffered severely burned hands about 2 oclock this morning when he carried his mother out of the window of their home five miles northeast of Greene which was de stroyed by flames The origin of the blaze which seemed to start In the kitchen Is unknown Mr Schmidkte was Bleeping in an upstairs room when he was awaken ed by smoke in tlie room Flames were coming out of the lower story His mother who had been in poor health had been sleeping down stairs and he immediately rushed to her Exit from the house was blocked by flames so he carried his mother out of the window His hands were severely burned His mother how ever suffered no shock from the ex perience None of the contents was saved The house is owned by William Martzahn The Greene fire depart ment was called and kept the blaze from spreading to adjoining build ings selling 40949 shares to the com panys existing stockholders it was developed The stock was offered at when it was selling on the market at from to which Ferdinand Pecora committee counsel con tended eliminated all chance in the undertaking CWA WILL DROP RURAL WORKERS Continued From Abandon Operations The bills preamble points out Exhaust Originates Blaze RICEV7LLE Feb mu nicipal fire truck was called Wed neaday to the farm home of Juliu Kruger three miles south of Rice ville to extinguish a blaze which started from the exhaust of th I electric light plant The front pore of the residence was destroyed that many corporations have had to abandon their normal operations and that payment of accrued pen alties would cause further hard ships It also states the bill would foster thestability and perpetuation of Iowa corporations Another bill would allow coop erative associations unlimited time to reinstate the right of compro mise in they could Im pose The house passed a senate meas ure providing for the appointment of conservators when drainage dis trict bonds arc in default and per mitting theconservators with court approval to reamoratlze the bonds and assessments Adjournment Resolution A bill was introduced by the ap ropriations committee for pay ment of to Iowa City for elmbursement for paving of streets n front of University of Iowa roperty Representatives Foster Bonstet ter and Hough today Introduced a concurrent resolution for adjourn ment of the state legislature at noon Feb 28 The resolution must lay over a day In the house under the rules Points to Air Hole Then followed the trip to river where the peddler pointed out the air hole into which he told po lice he bad stuffed the boys body There was no trace of the body however and the river was to be dynamited today in an effort to bring it to the surface A verbal confession which offi cers of the highway patrol attri buted to Backus still left details of the manner in which the boy died vague Backus told police he had repri manded his son when the boy came home from school a week ago Wed the RECEIVED PROFIT FROM SYNDICATE Alcohol Company Officers Had Hidden Interests in Stock Deals WASHINGTON Feb 16 Evidence that officers of Ameri can Commercial Alcohol corporation had hidden interests in the profits from a syndicate organized to un derwrite an issue of the company stock was presented today to sen ate investlgatorsj Russell R Brown chairman of the board gave the senate stock market investigating committee the the names of company officers who par ticipated in the pool under the names of others ComrolMion on Sales The syndicate had a contract to get a commission of 51 a share for the locixl community with a mini mum of 30 cents an hour for com mon labor One of the projects on which the administration will concentrate dur ing the remaining 10 weeks 13 con struction of fireproof consolidated rural schools in states which have a consolidated school system Hop kins said other similar major pro jects which can be completed by May 1 are under consideration He also said that construction of school buildings might be done by contract a distinct departure from the early months of CWA when all work was done on force account Emergency Relief When the civil works ends Hop kins said aJI needy persons will be given emergency relief State administrations will be pected to examine local charges of unfairness through social workers as investigators The rural areas were selected for the first demobilization because many thousands of tenant farmers and even persons who own their own farms have been working on civil works Hopkins feels that these inen having made seven or eight weeks wages or even more should be able to go back to their farms and raise a crop without suffering Claims Capone Tried to Cut in on Profits of Cleaning Business CHICAGO Feb 16 Ca pone tried to muscle in on Chi cagos cleaning and dyeing business demanding half the revenue of the cleaners and dyers institute innre turn for organization efforts a witness asserted at the racket con spiracy trial of 18 defendants Thomas Q Beesley a press agent and advertising man defended Dr Benjamin M Squires a defendant and former dictator of the indus try under a contract with the in stitute He said Squires would have no dealings with Capone Capone Beesley stated seemed surprised that all cleaners and dyers were not enrolled and that difficulty was experienced in collecting dueri He offered for a 5050 split to get all cleaners and dyers Into the The Zuyder Zee consists of an oval inner portion 44 miles long and about 30 miles broad STOP SUITS ana TOPCOATS ABEL SON INC AT THE ARMORY THE UPTOWN DANCE SPOT Duke Sims and Cerrye Better Than Ever SAT FEB 17 AT THE ARMORY nesday The boy appeared peddler said x V Police quoted Backus as saying Loaded on Truck I struck him and ne became un conscious We presumably meaning members of the family carried him on to a bed and rubbed him and I thought he died of poison candy I took his body and loaded it on a truck and went to the foot of Clif ord street and found an ice air stuffed the body into that States Attorney Nash said the rand jury would consider the case icxt week but declined to disclose he exact charge Backus the police said Indicated his willingness to go to prison but they quoted him aa saying he did not want to go to the electric chair EASY 3 in 1 OFFER The house recently rejected a similar resolution and laid on the table a motion to adjourn todai without pay until the senate caugh up with the house work Tine Ftercca NASHUA Feb Hamm ji the tine of a pitchfork through his right leg Thursday while work Ing at the city dumping grounds when he slipped and fell against it while prying something loose which I had frozen on the ground Booster Meeting Planned IOWA FALLS Feb com mittee consisting of C R Lee E E Romaine and E J Callahan ha been appointed by the Communit club to perfect arrangements for a booster meeting in which the farm ers of this vicinity will join The club will serve a dinner and each member will invite a fanner as his guest How do you like the New Dress Prices Palais Royal has greatly increased its showing of Spring Dresses at popu lar prices A brand new collection Complete in every prices smart women and misses of Mason City will be happy to pay The great est showing in Palais Royal history at prices comparable to these Shop and be convinced Others to jj L jl Saturday Close Out 48 Dresses For Immediate and Later Wear formerly to Amazing of these Dresses In light for summer 48 at this price Early shopping advised JULIUS ESTESS Manager RUMOR PLOTS TO MURDER LEADERS Continued From Page 1 charge that leaders of this party were responsible for the disorders called upon Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss to reconvene parliament Would Be Dominant The party with which Chancellor Dollfuss himself is affiliated would be the dominant factor should par liament be recalled Chancellor Dollfuss dissolved the legislative body a year ago that he might rule by decree Although Vienna was generally quiet today no little concern was awakened by a speech broadcast from Munich by the nazl leader Theodore Hablcht He declared that the Austrian nazis were prepared for action Austrian nazis generally were said to believe that they had been placed In a strategic position by which to advance their cause France Backs Dollfusu PARTS Feb 16 nonmilitary aid to Chancellor Doll fusa of Austria was agreed upon to day by Premier Gaston Doumergue of France and Foreign Minister Ed ouard Benes of Czechoslovakia as the best way to prevent the nazis from taking over the power in Aus tria Their agreement was reached dur ing a long interview here There was no question it was said of an international force oc cupying Austria to assure its inde pendence Dr Benes it was understood ar gued aganst mixing la internal af fairs and pointed out that Austria was not menaced by armed exter nal forces Otto Bauer and Julius Deutsche reputed leaders in the Austrian so ciallst rebellion are expected to reach Paris shortly from Praha to which they fled from Austria Valentine Party Held seventh graders entertained the eighth graders at a Valentine social at the school house Wednesday evening Offer Is Limited THREE WAYS 1 A Better Washer At a Popular Price 2 Laundry Tubs in Combination Ofter 3 Extra Easy Terms jVo Depression Construction In this Fine EASY Washer HERES an opportunity that cannot be ignored by any thrifty washer buyer Quality is the big this is positively the greatest washer value weve ever offered THE EASY has big husky gears of the finest heat treated plenty of high grade bronze bearings where bearings should be Long troublefree service is built into every part of Easy Come for yourself VALUE IN COMBINATION OF WASHER tfc TUBS YOU GET BOTH FOR P G DOWN A WEEK and PEOPLES GAS AND ELECTRIC M ;