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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 18, 1934, Mason City, Iowa LOW E R M v a u Tor I A 2Vorf A Iowas DAILY PAPER ffte flome THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOKS HOME EDITION VOL XL ITVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 18 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 241 lowans in Washington CornHog Benefits Are Depended on in Election By DON McGCIRE July 18 Take it from Secretary Wai lace the admin istration is de pending a lot on the cornhog ben efit payments to save the new deal in the mid western elections thisfa11 There is a move on foot to rush of the benefit payments into the corn belt to stem what is suspected by ad ministration observers as a reces sion of democratic popularity in that region Secretary Wallace hinted rather obviously at a recent press confer ence that such was the case The haste with which the AAA publicity bureau sought to discourage the im pression in no way detracts from its significance Flow of Aid Starting The official transcript of the press conference reveals the secre tarys attitude He was asked if he had any new conclusions as to why the administration seems to be slip ping in popularity in some of the agricultural states The question referred to a poll by a nation wide magazine as to the popularity of the new deal I think the explanation is that the corn belt has received very lit tle in the way of benefit payments replied Wallace The flow is just starting to the corn belt Pleased on Visit They havent had any benefit payments yet and simply were not able to make both ends meet They didnt feel good and lost interest All we could dR fix it DisetMStag iisi recent the midwest Wallace said I was delighted to find the people I met out there getting an intellectual grasp of the picture I reallywas very much pleased with that Of course you might say they were the more intelligent group Of course you also have to remember that country out there has been re publican ever since the Civil war They just feel that instinctively and relapse only when the pain is too great In the republican administration they finally did go democratic In the democratic administration I dont know what they would relapse to but I think the checks we are giving out now will ease that off very materially A F OF L DID NOT CALL FOR STRIKE Green Says San Francisco General Walkout Has No National Significance CHICAGO July 18 Green president of the American Federation of Labor today asserted that the general strike at San Fran cisco was neither ordered nor auth orized by the A F of L and has no national significance as far as organized labor is concerned Green explained that there had been some confusion in the public mind and he believed some explana tion from him to clarify the situa tion was in order Green is on his way to Racine Wis where he will address the con vention of the Wisconsin Federation of Labor tonight TfeWeather FORECAST IOWA possibly some local showers or thunderstorms Wednesday night or Thursday except generally fair Thursday in northwest portion Slightly warmer in extreme northeast portion Wednesday night MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thurs day except possibly local thun dershowers in extreme east Wednesday night warmer along Lake Superior cooler in northwest Wednesday night cooler Thursday in west and by afternoon or night at Twin Ci ties LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 82 Minimum in Night 69 At 8 A M Tuesday 74 Rainfall Trace CONVENTION NAMES PATTERSON Gov Langer Rules North Dakota With Troops IGNORES OUSTER ORDER OF STATE SUPREME COURT Guardsmen Ordered to Withdraw by Lieut Gov Olson BISMARCK N Dak July 18 UP men acting as governor of North Dakota clashed in exercise of executive authority today as Lieut Gov Ole H Olson acting governor by order of the state supreme court called on the adjutant generals of fice to withdraw national guards men ordered out by William Langer ousted governor Olson also issued a proclamation revoking Langers call for a special session of his friendly legislature scheduled to convene Thursday noon For the time being it was un certain whose orders will be fol lowed Armed With Bayonets National guardsmen armed with bayonets were scattered through out the statehouse still acting un der Langers martial law order issued last night Although Langer declared martial law to cover the entire state Bismarck was the only city where guardsmen were used Assistant Adjutant H A Brocopp called out the troops last night on orders from Langer Adjt Gen Earle Sarles was expected here soon with his attorney to take charge of thesituation Bfocoppreceived Olsons order to withdraw the troops but said he will await word from Sarles before acting Revokes Special Call Whose orders memners of the legislature will follow remained problematical Langer in a telegram last night informed them to convene here Thursday Olson today wired the legislators he had filed a proc lamation with the secretary of state revoking Langers special call The order to withdraw the guardsmen was handed personally by Olson to Brocopp in the early hours this morning Leaders of the Olson group pointed out that if Sarles refuses to accept Olsons order revoking martial law it is possible the fed eral government will be asked for troops to restore order in North Dakota Nothing definite however had been done along these lines and Washington authorities said no request for troops had been re ceived Service of a writ of quo warranto on the governor is necessary to com plete the supreme court proceedings in which the justices ruled four to one last night that Langers con viction of a conspiracy to solicit political contributions from federal relief workers disqualified him from holding office Court Issues Writ The court planned to issue the writ today but in the meantime Langer continued to exercise exec utive authority and the national guard moved under his orders Lawyers questioned whether Langers authority ceased with the issuance of the courts decision or must await issuance and service of the quo warranto writ Langer gave as his reason for declaration of martial law the pos sibility of threats to peace and order by federal relief workers of Bis marck who conducted demonstra tions in front of the statehouse Mon day Besides the shattering of a window by one worker there were no other disorders Political opponents charged that Lauger inspired the strike to serve as a basis for his declaration of martial law Urges Them to Strike After the workers had issued their demands on federal relief of ficials Langer addressed and ad vised them to strike if necessary to enforce their request The workers cheered Langer and voted strike for 10 days Bismarck streets were peaceful today after demonstrations last night by approximately 200 persons including some of the federal relief strikers who paraded through the streets shouting we want Langer Olson quietly conferring with advisors in the midst of the chaotic political situation planned his course of action today U S Sen ator Gerald P Nye aligned with the Olson political faction was here in conference with Olson Bismarck In Turmoil From 6 p m Tuesday when the court issued its order until mid Tnra to Fast 12 Column 5 RIOTERS RAID GROCERY STORE USETEARGASAS STRIKERS STORM PIER IN SEATTLE Two Vital Conferences Called in Frisco to Settle Strike SEATTLE July 18 and sympathizers said by police to number 1200 stormed pier 41 here today but were repulsed by guards equipped with tear gas bombs Nine ships at the pier were being loaded by nonunion men behind the police lines The rioters scattered under clouds of the gas but quickly reformed for a new assault on Pier 40 nearby The men were reported by authori tie to have gathered during the night to demonstrate against the use of more than 450 nonunion workers on the piers Police charged the rioters with a pecially equipped automobile fitted to emit nauseating vapors but it had little effect A surging mass of men wrecked this grocery store on Mission street in San Francisco as a food shortage was felt even at the start of the general strike Twice this store was raided and worth of grocer ies stolen Associated NOTES THREATEN HARM TO FAMILY Sidles of Lincoln Guarded Following Receipt of Demand LINCOLN Nebr July 18 Threatening letters sent to Mrs H E Sidles of Lincoln and demanding 510000 have caused guards to be placed with each member of the Sidles family in Lincoln and at Troutdale a summer resort owned by the Sidles in Colorado Because the letters which threat ened harm to some member of your family came to Lincoln in stead of being sent to Colorado it was thought they were written by someone not well acquainted with the Sidles since Mrs Sidles a widow has been at Troutdale sev eral weeks Mrs Harry Sidles and Mrs Lois Sidles former wife of Fred Sidles also are at Troutdale Move to Hotel Word here was that since receipt of the letters the Sidles party at Troutdale had moved from a cabin to a hotel where department of jus tice agents guarded them Both Fred and Harry Sidles sons of Mrs H E Sidles are under guard day and night at a downtown Lincoln hotel One of them referred to the matter as just a little scare Seek to Trace Letter The first letter was received sev eral days ago and since then police have cooperated with department of justice agents in Lincoln and federal postal inspectors in an ef fort to trace it Police Chief W C Condit J Reid Green of the justice department and Postal Inspector Bradley have been conferring with the Sidles men With other officers they were out until oclock last night wait ing for the extortionist to show up for the 10000 but nothing hap pened M1ESJOIACI CHARGE Youth Is Missing Following Death of Oklahoma U Campus Beauty NORMAN Okla July 18 A murder charge was filed today against Neal Myers El Reno youth sought lor investigation into the death of Marian Mills University of Oklahoma beauty queen in a purported effort to prevent mother hood Although preliminary findings of an autopsy have not disclosed the cause of death Hazel Brown frater nity house cook at whose home the campus beauty died eight days ago told investigators that the tragedy followed use of a quack remedy to escape motherhood Young Myers a junior pharmacy student at the university vanished after summoning a physician to the Brown apartment and was last re ported seen in Brownsville Tex and Matamoros Mexico after abandoning his car at Houston Tex Mrs Brown is detained here as a material witness Algona Motor Firm Loses Blue Eagle WASHINGTON July 18 Blue eagles of the Algona Motor Sales of Algona Iowa and the Chieftain Motor company of Coun cil Bluffs Iowa were ordered re moved by the NRA for excessive al lowances on used cars in Floor Tax DES MOINES July 18 C2rVIowa will pay approximately 54000 fed eral processing floor tax in cotton twine used in manufacture of cotton bags at the state penitentiary at Fort Madison state officials an nounced Strike Costs a in Sales Tax Alone Day SAN FRANCISCO July 18 Officials of the state board of equal ization which has jurisdiction over collection of the state sales tax of two and onehalf per cent estimat ed today the strike was costing the state 520000 a iay in sales taxes alone Newspapers also suffered All theatrical advertising is gone of course with the closing of all the aters motion picture and legiti mate and all night clubs Depart ment store advertising likewise has been withdrawn even though the stores are keeping open The allied automotive industries of California are definitely closed down for the duration of the strike The only exceptions are a few downtown garages in which regular customers are permitted to park their cars and serve themselves to air and water Beauty shops were reopening to day Will Rogers the humorist came to town preparatory to sailing with his wife and two sons for the Orient and commented the San Francisco strike was giving Los Angeles such a boom they are about ready to have a three day celebration down there if it keeps HOPE FOR PEACE SAN FRANCISCO July 18 Two vital conferences were called here today in efforts to reach an immediate settlement of the gen eral strike Mediators encouraged by the strikersofferjjfarbltratipnsought means of bringing the union repre sentatives and employers together for a quick termination of the walkout involving 100000 men in the bay region The shipowners were to consider the proposal of the general strike committee for mediation of the maritime strike involving 27000 workers along the Pacific coast Agree to Arbitrate The shipowners previously had agreed to arbitrate with the inter national longshoremens association but had refused arbitration with the nine other striking maritime unions They asserted the nine other nions were not representative of their trades Mayor Rossi and the other medi ators also gathered Discussion of union labors reso lution yesterday proposing arbitra tion gave us something to work on said Mayor Rossi We know what the unions are willing to do and are waiting to see how the shipowners feel about The food blockade in the bay re gion meanwhile was broken with trucks bringing in huge loads of fresh foodstuffs Some 350 butcher shops here opened their doors for the day with special union permission Keep Streets Clear Chief of Police Quinn issued ord ers to keep the streets clear of loafers and vagrants and the na Tarn to Page 12 Column 5 US CONCILIATOR IN MINNEAPOLIS Federal Government Opens New Drive to Settle Trucker Strike MINNEAPOLIS July 18 Arrival today of the Rev Francis J Haas federal conciliator who sped from Washington by plane and train on an emergency order today opened the way toward fresh ef forts to settle the strike of 7000 union truck drivers which is aim ingtoward complete tieup of com mercial truck transportation The Rev Mr Haas who directed the settlement of the recent Mil waukee electric strike went im mediately to confer with E H Dun nigan also a government concilia tor The two will work together Haas a member of the old NRA labor board said he first wished to make himself entirely acquainted with the situation in Minneapolis where the drivers have been on strike since midnight Monday thereafter to sit in on conferences with Gov Floyd B Olson and rep resentatives of both sides in the dispute A meeting with the gov ernor was expected this afternoon Truck traffic still was at a vir tual standstill but the situation i was quiet Smith and Mrs Dunkelberg 4th District Choices Bliss Named to Resolutions Committee at Caucus of Republicans DES MOINES July ing at 10 oclock in the coliseum here this morning fourth district delegates to the state republican convention reelected Stanley Smith of Osage as chairman of the district organization and made Mrs Blanche Dunkelberg of Rockford vice chair man Fourth district members of the important convention committees were as follows Resolutions W L Bliss Mason City Credentials Miss Anna Stlllwell Waukon Rules George S Bant a Man chester Permanent organization Senator George Hartman Fayette Mr Banta had been proposed prior to the caucus as representa tive on the resolutions committee but his name was not brought be fore the caucus In a Cerro Gordo county caucus at 9 oclock decision was reached to cast a unanimous vote on first bal lot for J A Nelson of Decorah for lieutenant governor and for William Campbell Jesup for secretary of agriculture The vote for attorney general was to be divided evenly between Ole Naglestad of Sioux City and Harry B Swan of Atlantic NINE NEW FACES ON COMMITTEE Stephens Chairman of Iowa G 0 P for Past Two Years Retires DES MOINES July 18 new faces were to be seen on the new republican state central com mittee when it met for organiza ion late today as the result of dis trict caucus selections prior to the opening of the state convention In the majority of instances where replacements were made the present committee members did not stand for reelection Among those retiring is Homer S Stephens committeeman from the seventh district for four years and state chairman for the last two years Sherlock Is Defeated The only battle to take place in the third caucus was on the selec tion of a member of the resolutions committee Cbesla C Sherlock Mar shalltown editor and Cash Bryson of Iowa Falls were put forth Bry son winning175 to 84 Retiring members on the central committee are Grace Seaman of Turn in Page 12 Column 21 With a Roving Reporter on a Trip to NORWAY A daily travel letter by the GlobeGazettes city ed itor Enoch A Norem is soon to be started in this newspaper It will begin with his visit to the Century of Progress and carry through with him on his ocean trip his brief stay in England his more extended visit in including a special North Cape his return to the United States The very considerable number of GlobeGazette readers who have come from Norway or whose forebears were Norwegians will find special interest in this daily feature by a trained ob server Watch for further an nouncement in this space Paragraphs in Keynote GORTalk DES MOINES July 18 tinent paragraphs from the keynote address by J M Grimes at the opening of the Iowa republican con vention today NATIONAL GOVERNMENT There is little difference in the last analysis between the blighting and withering effects of either dic tatorship fascism Stalinism com munism or nazism Each takes from the common people the rights guar anteed under our constitution and freedom ends We have grown great and pow erful secure in the inalienable right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness No where else except in a government like ours have these rights been inviolate We want to retain them AGRICULTURE Millions hungry and destitute while we destroy food within their sight History offers no counterpart to this paradox We are suffering today far more from under con sumption than over production The processing tax on pork was levied to bring hogs to seven dollars by March or April 1934 The farmer has found that he pays the tax and seven dollar hogs are not yet realized While the secretary of agricul ture is engaged in teaching hogs to reduce the number ia each litter anc decreasing acreage to cut down sur plus crops other bureaus and de partments are busy spending many millions of dollarsconstructing dams for irrigation purposes Millions of acres of arid land are to be brought under cultivation in competition with Iowa farmers who have carved out their own homes NRA BRAIN TRUSTERS The National Recovery Act was passed by congress Few if any members of the majority party who so vociferously supported all the various recovery measures could explain them in the most elemen tary details Alphabetical setups under the guidance of the brain trust were so numerous it would require a census to determine the number The small and independent busi ness men complaining bitterly found a few champions in congress The chief committee appointed a committee of his own choosing to investigate and to make criticisms The committee has been dis charge but there is in the mind of every independent businessman and consumer a belief that the critic isms were just and true We are fostering monopolies in stead of curbing them Expense in Government The era of uncertainty and ex travagant bureaucracy which strikes at the very foundation of our liberties are not conducive to ausiness revival On the contrary Aere is suspician and fear With a majority of congress dele gating its constitutional rating only Turn PaRe 12 Column 2 GRIMES ASSAILS NEW DEAL AT G 0 P MEETING G E Cress Withdraws From Contest for Lieut Gov DES MOINES July IS 3eorge W Patterson state senator rom Burt was nominated for lieu enant governor in the republican convention today over J A Nelson of Decorah The nomination was on the first ballot The name H B Thompson oC iuscatine was not presented to the convention G E Cress of Mason 3ity had withdrawn from the con est previously Fred W Nelson Nevada was believed to have the call for the nomination for secretary of agri culture The race for attorney gen eral was wide open among four can didates Grimes Gets Applause To the applause of more than 3000 Iowa republicans in convention here today J W Grimes Osceola ecored the democratic administra tion for sponsoring the most expen sive bureaucratic government the world has ever seen Has the democratic party kept its campaign pledges Grimes asked Cries of no no cheers and ap plause broke out Throughout hia address Grimes was interrupted by appause and cheers The Osceola editor prefaced his address with a tribute to the jour nalistic profession of which I am an infinitesimal part and calledfit a stand to a free guaranteed1 by tie constitution Overflow in Balconies The state convention opened promptly at 11 a m with delegates filling the main floor of the coli seum Several hundred persona formed an overflow into the balcon ies The formal call to convention was read names of committee officers elected this morning in caucus were presented and Chairman Homer Stephens presented Grimes with brief introduction The keynoters vigorous attack on the agricultural production con trol program as a senseless plan and on the brain trusters of NRA vas heavily applauded Brief bursts of applause greeted nearly everyone of the keynoters specific attacks on both state and national administrations References Turn tn Column 3 KELLY WILL BE RETURNED HERE Prisoner Who Escaped From County Jail Is Held at Waterloo James Kelly wno with Virgil Ma laffey escaped from the county jail June 15 by beating the jailer and taking his keys will be return ed to Mason City Wednesday night by Sheriff J M Robertson and Deputy Sheriff Max Studer follow ng his arrest Tuesday afternoon by police at Waterloo Although he was armed at the time the Black hawk county police made the ar rest Kelly offered no resistance Kelly was arrested with a com panion who gave his name as Ed yard Meyers 25 Fairmont Minn Police at Waterloo said they have jeen unable to identify him as Ma haffey who Kelly claimed he part ed with at Clinton Following their escape here on the night of June 15 the men who were being held to serve terms for auto theft stole the car belonging to W J Murphy local auctioneer The car was recovered week later at Clinton Kelly will face a jailbreaking charge when he is returned to the city as well as the completion of he remainder of his sentence Au horities are still searching for Ma haffcy Coal Firms Appeal Iowa Rate Schedule DES MOINES July 18 Two Illinois coal companies have appealed to the interstate commerce commission to set aside a rate sched ule put into effect Feb 20 by the owa board of railroad commission ers the board was notified They are he Truax Traer Coal company and he United Electric Coal company both of Fulton 111 MODERNIZE Almost unbelievable are some of he miracles that modernizing magic has wrought in old houses as re vealed in the illustrations in this jooklet They are reproductions of before and after photographs show ng the transformations that have been made in actual remodeling op erations in various parts of the country and must be seen to be ap jreciatcd You can work one of besc miracles on your old house MODERNIZING OLD HOUSES can be obtained only through our Wash ngton Information Bureau Send in rour order today Enclose 10 cents to cover cost and handling Vss coupon The GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C I Inclose 10 cents in coin care fully wrapped for booklet on Modernizing Old Houses Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C ;