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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 11, 1933, Mason City, Iowa H A H I 0 N E ft It IS MEM Art 1 DEHT OF DCS Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIJ NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY PBKSS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 11 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 238 OldRecord Carries on Kept Open 10 Days for Extension of Remarks By HERBERT PLUMMER WASHINGTON July 11 That granfl id congressional game of revising and extending ones remarks inthe congressional record took on a new zest and meaning when the special session was brought to a close The record was kept open for 10 days after con gress adjourned to permit mem bers to express what they thought of the a ccomplishments during the three and o n e h a 1 f months session W OYRMS to tell of the part they played and to air any grievances tfiey might have for the benefit of the folks back home In most instances these revisions and extensions take the form of a report to the congressmans con stituents as to how he spent his time in Washington in their behalf Important to Majority This waa vitally important to the majority of them at the close of this session Opportunities for ex pression at the time legislation was in the making presented themselves rarely What with special rules lim iting debate to a minimum and the fast pace that President Roosevelt set for them from the first drop of the hat most of them were forced into silence And when it is considered that there were so many new members to come in with the seventythird congress men whose political fur tures perhaps hinged on what kind of a record they made on their first trip to Washington the situation seemed all the more serious Co them Use Blany Pages Of course the leaders like Repre sentatlves Joe Byrns among the Bertrand Sriejl the reT i the Senate pages 4 of tie postsession record in giving resumes of the special session These however were planned more for national than local con sumption The issues of the con gressional elections next year and possibly campaign material for the presidential election in 1936 may be gathered by reading the reports of these three party leaders Not so much with the individual member who placed his remarks in the record What he has to say is for home consumption and designed either to mend or keep intact his political fences so that he can lean on them when he comes up for re election next year Exhorts His Party Thus we see Representative Lun deen farmerlabor of Minnesota exhorting his party to action with the words that unless a party is builded in this country rooted in the workers of the soil and workers of the hand and brain iri offices and cities relief for the people will be a long time in arriving And Representative Gray of In diana expresses his resentment at the treatment accorded the veterans in these terms I would rather go back to a log cabin with a dirt floor and sleep on a bed of straw and wear sackcloth for clothing and maintain good faith and my word and pledge to the sol diers than to be welcomed at the door of a mansion or a gilded palace and win the praise and plaudits of kings presidents or potentates Connecticut Twelfth to Ratify Repeal Law HARTFORD Conn July Connecticut today beccame the twelfth state officially to repeal prohibition as 50 delegates by unan imous vote ratified the twentyfirst amendment to the United States constitution AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I used to wonder why Sarahs husband used a knife on pie but that waa before I tasted her crust ROOSEVELT FORMS U S COUNCIL Whole Nation Seeks Protection From Kidnapers THREE MEN FOR EXTORTION FOURTH ESCAPES Kidnapers of OConnell Break 3 Day Silence With Note By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A distraught nation looked Tues day to its government for protection against lurking menace of the kid naper In four different sections of the United States persons had been re ported lifted Monday from the midst oftheir fellows by abductors In Albany N Y the press dis closed the abduction several days ago of John J OConnell 24 year old Manlius athlete and nephew of Edward J and Daniel P OConnell dominant figures in up state democratic politics A 5250000 ransom was demanded for his safe return Seeks Federal Help Aroused by tnls new criminal out burst in his home state Senator Copeland asked Attorney General Cummings for federal help with the case and arranged a conference Wednesday to discuss with him the whole subject of kidnapings in this country The New York democrat is chairman of a senate committee investigating racketeering He said he was confident his com mittee would find some to deal w entered tie home of August Luer 78 year old banker and semiinvalid knocked his wife down when she attempted to ward them off and drove away in a car with him He hac been in fail ing health and was susceptible to heart disease Spccinl Sijuad Formed Then there was an announcement from the Illinois state capital that 20 members of the highway police force had been organized into a spe cial squad to help break up kidnap ing rings Gov Henry Horner who ordered the organization said he heard gangsters planned whole sale kidnapings of wealthy Illinois citizens Earlier in the day J C Lyle a Crawfordsville Ga rural letter car rier found himself at West Point N Car after having been kidnaped by three escaped white men and a he was delivering mail His captors brought him to North Carolina he said tied him to the rafters of a tobacco barn and made off with his car He was unharmed Federal agents who have been op cratingat Newport News Va dis closed they were searching for John Factor missing Chicago speculator who disappeared nine days ago In timations have come from Great Britain that this case was a hoax designed to avoid Factors extradi tion to England where he is wanted for trial ASK FOR NEW LIST ALBANY N Y July 11 Breaking a three day silence the kidnapers of Young John OCon nell 24 year old nephew of the up state democratic leaders Dan and Ed OConnell today sent Dan OCon nell a new note calling for a new coded list of men who might serve Turn In PnBe 4 Column 3 HANGAR BURNS AT DES MOINES None of Planes in Airport Building Destroyed by Fire DES MOINES July 11 A fire which caused an estimated damage of 515000 this morning swept the municipal airport han gar which recently was erected at a cost of 530000 None the planes in the building was destroyed The fire started when a tractor in the city garage on the east side of the building backfired Virtually the entire roof on that side of the struc ture was burned The west side of the building housing the offices of the United Air lines and the Federal Weather service was damaged from smoke and water The city carried insurance on the building Wallace in Warning on Price Raise Wires Mayors of 49 Cities on Bread Situation WASHINGTON July 11 Secretary Wallace telegraphed to day to mayors of 49 cities in 25 states announcing that the govern ment will use its full powers if necessary to prevent unwarranted increases in bread prices He has received protests of un reasonable increases in bread prices in connection with the pro cessing tax levy of 30 cents a bushel on wheat which went into effect Sunday His message said Increases Unreasonable The department of agriculture is receiving complaints of unreason able increases in bread prices in your territory The department disapproves of increases in consumers bread costs in excess of the amount involved in market commodity prices in creases plus the processing tax In the case of bread a special vigilance in consumers interests is imperative This is no time for pyramiding Placing unwarranted burdens on the consumer should not be toler ated Informed of Complaints The attorney general is being informed of complaints Govern mental powers will fee used if neces sary The cities include Rolfe and Des Molnea in V r Frederick Clemspn Howe heads a section in the farm admin istration to protect the interests of consumers said that every effort will be made to check advances in food prices where they are unjusti fied Agents Sent to Investigate WASHINGTON July 11 The department of justice an nounced today that agents had been sent to Philadelphia Baltimore and Richmond to investigate increases in bread prices World Meet to Discuss Silver Debt Questions War Debts Not Included in Topics Recommended by Committee LONDON July 11 steering committee of the world economic conference today adopted a report providing that the parley will discuss silver and the question of indebtedness and such other sub jects as subcommittees agree can be dealt with without dissension International commercial debts both long and short term are on the agenda of the conference al though war debts are not included This course was recommended by the monetary drafting committee and action was taken by adopting this groups report James M Cox of Ohio was a member of the monetary tee which he said before the steer ing committee met had unani mously agreed on procedure for a future program Smooth Progress Prime Minister Bennett of Can ada who has vigorously supported the American delegation in efforts to keep the conference going said at the end of the meeting This agreement will permit smooth pro gress Discussions might well be out to include subjects other than those indicated but points on which there are sharp international dif ferences will be scrupulously avoid ed the Canadian premier said Agreements to be effective must be unanimous he added Indicate in Kcport The drafting committee indicated in its report which the conference bureau or steering committee adopted that in addition to silver discussions might continue upon resolutions already approved re garding central banking coopera tion and the creation of central banks in countries where they do not now exist In quarters close to the drafting committee it was paid some mem bers felt there was the possibility that in the near future the Ameri can government might take steps to prevent fluctuation of the dollar and thereby open the way for dis cussion of further monetary prob lems LONDONDERRY GREETS BALBO Gen Italo Balbo leader of the Italian air squadron flying to Chi cago is shown happily responding to nn enthusiastic welcome given the birdmen by the mayor and civic dignitaries of Londonderry Ire land Associated Tress photo BOOM MACNIDER AS CHAIRMAN OF NATIONALGOP Prominent Republicans View Him as Sanders Successor EDITORS fol lowing article expressing the sentiment among various repub lican groups for malting Col Hunforil MacNider of Mason City national chairman of the republican party was written by Knrl W Miller of the Wash ington bureau of the Detroit News CONVENTION ON Iowa Delegates Use Up Less Than Two Hours Making Speeches DES MOINES July 11 than two hours of speech making and the formality of a vote today placed Iowa on the list with 10 other states officially recorded as favoringrepeal of the eighteenth amendment Although the result of the consti tutional convention at the state house yesterday was a foregone conclusion the delegates from the 90 counties represented seized upon the opportunity to set forth their views of temperance and state controlled sale of liquor The delegates elected at a spe cial election June 20 were pledged formally to ratify repeal of the eighteenth amendment by a vote of 308691 for to 242612 three to two majority Like Al Smith But State Senator Frailey who resembles Al Smith in appear ance and oratoryT rescued the con vention from mere formality with an impassioned plea for the re establishment rcdcdicatlon and re affirmation of constitutional Amer ican government Fralley who was named per manent chairman of the conven tionwhich met in the house of rep resentatives at the state capital for 15 years has battled for repeal of the prohibitory amendment The convention Frailey said re corded the mandate of more than a third of a million votes of the men and women of this state Lib erty again returns to the grand old commonwealth of Jowa Kewrito and Kededlcate We meet here to rewrite and rededicate once more the inexor able scroll of human rights and human liberties It is the old old story of the slow the patient but the inevitable march of mankind to ultimate freedom You may cast men into prisons and dungeons but you cant imprison thought Frailey referred to the 15 years of prohibition as a tragic era in which we have seen the constitu tion of the United States spurned trampled under foot and spit upon in the name of the noble ex periment This has not been and is not now a question of bringing back the saloon to Iowa Frailey con1 tended Nobody wants to bring back the saloon to Iowa It Is not a question of drink or liquor It la a reaffirmatlon upon the part of the people of Iowa of the funda mental constitutional principles upon which free government js founded Interrupted by Applause Frailey was interrupted often by wild bursts of applause from the 90 delegates and several hundred spectators Nine counties were not represented one delegate having died and eight others being absent A credentials committee consist ins of Robert J Shaw of Kcokuk to rage i Column ITALIAN PLANES POSTPONE HOP DiKiciilties With Supply of Gasoline Evident Cause of Delay REYKJAVIK Iceland July 11 departure of U Italian seaplanes for Cartwright Labrador the next hop on their flight E0 Chi cago was postponed today probably because of difficulties with the gasoline supply The airmen under the command of General Italo Balbo returned here from Vatnagardar bay after having been ordered last night to be ready for the taUeoff General Balbo made an unsuccess ful attempt to lift his plane from the bay Rock Island Man Is Fatally Injured When He Falls Out Window ROCK ISLAND 111 July 11 UP Pestel 60 employed as a con tractors brick mason tender was fatally injured about 4 p m yester day when he fell from the window sill of new masonry at the top of the Sturdevant Ice Cream company where he was employed on a plant addition project Pestel received ex tensive fractures of the skull He died later at a hospital Freight Leaves Rails Near Geneva Illinois GENEVA 111 July 11 North Western railroads through fast freight the Rapids was de railed near here today 30 cars leaving the tracks and causing thousands of dollars damage The derailment was on the Northwest ems main line only a few miles from Chicago Passenger trains were rerouted but with several hours delay Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal July is certainly gratifying to read about one conference that got somewhere The Navajo In dians held a conference anc de cided that they could get nlong without the services of about 25 white officeholders that had been appointed to help look after them The Indians said they were doing it to save the white man money Who said the Indian didnt have any humor The Lon don conference votes to sec if they meet tomorrow It will be to find a reason to tplit up to keep from meeting the next day Then we send white people to take care of the Navajos Yours WILL ROGERS ropyriahl MrNntlKM WASHINGTON July isfaction in various republican quarters with the partys national committee setup is crystallizing rapidly into a move to reorganize1 the headquarters here The present national chairman Everett Sanders who was chosen a year ago on the recommendation of former President Hoover is the target of the dissatisfaction He is said to be uncomfortably aware of the rumblings of discontent in the national committee some of which has to do with recent premature attacks on the Roosevelt adminis tration Though Sanders has given no in dication of an intention to retire it is said a group national com mlttecmen will assemble In Wash ingtonin tuenear to can vass quietly the reorganization problem The full committee ca be assembled at any time on th call of 16 members and in som quarters it is claimed the presen chairman will give up the Job with out a struggle if he sees the hand writingon the wall MacNidcr Boom Simultaneously with this ouste movement a skirmish is developing in republican circles over the man to supplant Sanders Among thosi prominently put forward is Hanfort MacNider formerly assistant sec rotary of war minister to Canada nnd national commander of thi American Legion He is put for ward as the man capable amonj other things of making the mosl of the issue already raised by the republicans against the Roosevelt administrations drastic slashes in veterans pensions Senator Vamlenbnrg Is said to figure in the MacNider boom Re publican headquarters here has re ceived a message from the Republi can Service league of Detroit nom inatingMacNider for national chair man when Chairman Sanders may desire to retire It is understood this resolution was passed ut a meeting last week at which Senator Vandenbcrg was a speaker and at which he was closeted with the ex ccutive committee of the Detroit or ganization before it sent out its MacNider trial balloon Before Vandenberg left Washing ton he was one of the most insist ent advocates of the reorganization of the national committee prepara tory to the 1934 and 1B3G cam paigns He first put forward Co Frank Knox Chicago publisher and when Knox declined to be interest ed he is said to have turned to Mac Nider Try to Shelve Hoover The battle over a successor tc Sanders in the event the latter va cates the chairmanship is likely t be both political and geographical One faction is anxious above all tt shelve former President Hoover an will judge the affiliations of pros pective candidates with this in view Easterners aro talkingof Charles Turn lo Pnjfn 4 Column 7 Rye Climbs 20 Cents in Only 2 Days Wheat and Corn Rise on Bullish Crop Report CHICAGO July 11 ional price gains by rye and wheat oday followed yesterdays bullish crop estimate Gains of almost 11 cents a bushel in rye and approximately five cents a bushel n wheat were registered In fren zied trading Two deliveries of and crossed the dollar a bushel mark and May wheat at one time was at The rye advance made gains for the lost two days of almost 20 cents a bushel A year ago rye ivas selling for less than 35 cents Among the chief factors helping boost rye were the official esti mate indicating a yield much be ow annual domestic requirements and belief that the processing tax on wheat would result in greatly ncreased use of rye for bread At he close rye was nine cents a bushel higher than yesterdays fin sh with the December at S102 only two cents below the peak Wheat finished with gains of a little more than 4 cents with May at or 3 cents below the top lorn was almost 3 cents up with May at Oats were less af fected by the strength of bread grains and closed only about a cenl higher Ulan yesterday the May finishing at AUTOISTHITBY TRAIN KILLED State Center Mans Car Is Struck Broadside at Blind Crossing MARSHALLTOWN July II Thake 23 State Center was instantly killed this afternoor when the car he was driving wa struck broadside by an eastboum Chicago North Western passenge train at a grnde crossing abou three miles east of State Center The accident happened at a blin crossing which formerly was pro tectcd by a viaduct which burner two years ago and was not replac ed i CROPSMALLEST IN MANY YEARS Weather Worst in 50 Year but Administrators Go on With Plans WASHINGTON July 11 Un American farmers face the prospec of their smallest grain and corn harvest in decades but farm ad ministrators are going right ahead today with plans to make smaller crops the future fashion The worst crop weather in 50 years provided by droughts ex cessive heat storms grasshoppers and insects Is responsible for what in many areas will be a total crop failure with yields lowered through most of the grain and corn belts far below average But natures method of curtailing production is unsatisfactory says Secretary Wallace It brings trage dy to some and higher prices to who are lucky enough to raise something Smallest Since 1803 He made this plain after reading estimtcs of the crop reporting hoard forecasting the smallest wheat crop since 1893 one of the four smallest corn harvests in 32 years and the lightest crop of oats since 1807 Through the farm adjustment act he says it will be possible to bring about a uniform reduction of output by cooperative action of farmers thus reducing the supply of farm commodities and increasing prices to a point where farm purchasing power will be returned to prewar level That applies he says to cot ton as well as grains and corn Short Grain Crop Ho said that the exceedingly short grain crop while solving to some extent the surplus carryover from last year can easily cause both farmers and city people to lose sight of the fact that we are still planting more acres to grain than can be consumed in this country or sold at a fair price abroad The unusual weather conditions of this year and higher prices re sulting will distort the judgment of the farmers of the United States as to what they should plant next year unless we are able to cooperate in some effective way under the mech anism of the agricultural act he asserted After Conference Acreage reduction of wheat to that required under the wheat plan he said will not be determined un til after the London wheat confer ence and establishment of the sig nificance of this years small crop George N Peek chief administrat or said that the small crop in no way will affect the determination of farm administrators to continue in effect the 3 cent per bushel wheat processing tax which became effec tive Sunday The boards estimates indicated an aggregate crop of wheat corn GROUP TO LEAD NATIONAL FIGHT ON EMERGENCY umber Industry Offers Code Under Industrial Recovery Act WASHINGTON July 11 resident Roosevelt decided today o pool the expericence of his many icutenants striving for national re labilitation so the contest might e waged more strategically as the vceks progress As the industrial recovery ad ministration took heart on receiv ng the lumber industry code the resident summoned to his side for ounsol the cabinet and nminis rators of the huge administration irogram Council for Recovery This group will composea coun cil for recovery to meet at the vhite house each Tuesday Ideas vill be threshed out policies de ineated and progress reviewed With the textile code the only me approved and concern showing tself in the administration over lelny of other industries to come n under the control law there was obvious satisfaction over the lum ber manufacturers stepping for vard Hearings on the lumber code vill start July 20 Hearings to Bo Held The administrator Hugh S John son called some of the codes terms wholly unacceptable and said they would not be approved out that hearings would bo held in the hope more satisfactory terms would be evolved There were Indications Irqm the industry that alteration of terms had been The code calls for maximum hours of work ranging from 40 to 48 weekly dependingon the re gion of the country involved mini mum pay ranging from 2214 cents to cents per hour the lower level generally prevailingin the south and the higher in the north and west Prohibit Child Fjillnr The code also will prohibit child labor and proposed control of pro duction by allocation between di visions of the industry Also It called for establishment of mini mum prices reasonably adaptexi to meet costs including those result ing from the maximum wages of labor resulting from this code Meanwhile the administration stuck to its determination to prose cute unwarranted increases in bread prices Secretary Wallace telegraphed this warningto mayors in some 50 cities of many states for their guidance where price boosts are reported in prospect The recovery council includes the President and Cnblnet The president and his cabinet Lhe director of the budget Lewis W Douglas the clmirmftn or the Re construction corporation Jesse H Jones the governor of the farm credit administration Henry Mor genthau Jr the chairman of the board of the home loan owners cor poration William F Stevenson The administrator of the indus trial recovery act Hugh S Johnson the administrator of agriculture ad justment George Peek the federal relief administrator Harry L Hop kins the chairman of the hoard of the Tennessee valley authority Ar thur E Morgan the federal railroad coordinator Joseph B Eastman and the director of the civilian con servation corps Robert Fcchner By this unusual method Mr Roosevelt gets around his table at the same time nil the chiefs of his special recovery agencies for a unit ed attack on the problem In Executive The meetings are to be held in the executive offices However the Turn tn Inffe 4 Column 4 ITurn la 4 Column IOWA WEATHER Cloudy and slightly warmer extreme east cooler In northwest portion scattered In west anil north por tlonH Tuesday night unsettled Wednesday cooler In west it ml central portions probably showers In enst and south por LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morn ing Maximum Monday 8fl degrees Minimum In Night 07 degrees At 8 A M Tuesday 71 degrees The lowest 8 A M temperature jln a week was registered ;