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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 5, 1933, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home MIS Ii E U A A a 1 OEPT OF IOWA DES M01NE9 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 5 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 208 Record Has Its Value Costly Document Is Safety Valve for House GLOBE FLYER LANDS IN MOSCOW By HERBERT PLUMMER WASHINGTON June 5 CPA1 Cannon is disturbed about the size and cost of the con gressional record and proposes to do some thing about it That yonug and energetic r e p r e seutative from Milwaukee has estimated that it costs the government on the average of 55000 a day to print the Record and hints have come to him of members given permission to revise and ex HERBIBT RLUMMSR re marks who employ ghost writers to compose their speeches But hes not having much success with his proposed reform Individual members of the house have a firm conviction that about th only thing left to them these days is the privilege of the Record They dont get much opportunity to speak on the floor During this spe cial session legislation has been jammed through with such speed as to limit debate With representatives lacking the right to express their views in the Record the folks back home might never know how they stood on im portant legislation Victims of Speed There have been drawn for ex ample some 39 or 40 special rules since President Roosevelt called congress in session shortly after March 4 These special rules sweep everything else aside until the bill is either passed or defeated Debate is shut off or limited to a minimum The farm bill for in stance was passed with only four hours debate The Muscle Shoals bill was rushed through in six hours And the securities bill was open for discussion onlyfive hours before a 4W say nothing of the others vast importance A members political future may de pend on how he voted or how well he can explain his vote to the peo ple back home The Record is his hope Easing Up Sometimes The leaders of the house realize this and at times when there is no business before the house they let down the bars for general debate A flood of oratory rushes in It doesnt matter particularly to the speaker if only a handful of his colleagues are in their seats and lis tening Hes speaking for the Rec ord Once his remarks are incor porated in the Record then he is free to frank copies of it to all his constituents if he chooses But even on dajs of general de bate only a comparatively smail proportion of the 435 members get the opportunity to speak The rest therefore are given permission to revise and extend Deprive them of that as Cannon proposes and some congressmen would be lost House Leaders to Debate Roosevelt Ultimatum Swimmer Drowned at Des Moines Boy on Bicycle Fatally Hurt DES MOINES June 5 Bennett 23 Des Moines was drowned yesterday while swimming in Grays lake a gravel pit near the Raccoon river Lawrence Payne 15 of near Cllve was fatally in jured when his bicycle was struck by the car of Henry Moser 49 Dallas Center The accident oc curred on Hlckman avenue west of the city PRESIDENT SAYS VET CUTS LIMIT MEANS NEW TAX Boost in Tax on Small Incomes Rejected by Senate Group WASHINGTON June 5 House leaders will debate at a spe cial meeting tomorrow what action they will take on President Roose velts ultimatum that if a limita tion is imposed on the amount vet erans benefits may be cut new tax ation will be necessary to balance the budget The conference will be attended 03 the house democratic steering committee the special veterans committee and Chairman Buchanan of the ways and means committee Mr Roosevelt last night warned house leaders that if they accepted the senate increase in veterans ex enditures they must add new taxes to pay for the 5170000000 cost Will Refuse Taxes Meanwhile Speaker Rainey told newspapermen that if the house were faced with the alternative of rejecting the senate limitation or approving new taxes it would ac cept the limitation and refuse to evy taxes Meanwhile in the senate Robin son R assailed President Roosevelts demand fact is he said what the lie must raise additional taxes to meet the enormous expenses he himself has Cutting RlN Mexl said when money is being taken for veterans or federal employes that is when we hear so much about balancing the budget Unbalances Itself I want to say he added that when you balance the budget at the expense of purchasing power the budget unbalances itself in a week or so Meanwhile it was learned that Buchanan who attended the con ference at the white house last night is to confer with President Roosevelt and Lewis W Douglas the budget director on the admin istrations plan for relaxing the reg ulations Representative Pou DN said the special veterans committee agreed today the house should ac cept the senate 25 per cent maxi mum reduction amendment as a basis of settlement Adopt Harrison Plnn Tho senate finance committee to day adopted the Harrison tax pro gram to finance the 53300000000 public works project in the indus trial recovery bill It eliminates the house increases of tax rates on small incomes After voting this into the bill the committee recessed until late in the day to vote on a motion to recon sider its rejection last week of the provision authorizing the president to license industries in enforcing codes of fair competition President Roosevelt has urged the committee to reinstate the pro vision which is regarded by the bills proponents as the only weapon to hold over industries which re Tnrn tn raire 2 Column 2 lowon Commits Suicide CEDAR RAPIDS June 5 John Nelson 65 committed suicide by asphyxiation AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Amy pretends she didnt do the courtin but you can tell The one that gets the best o the bargain is usual ly the one that clone the pickin TariffHedges to Be Cut at London Meet Deadwood Barriers Fail in Protecting Home Market S S PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AT SEA June 5 view that the London economic conference of fers a chance to cut deadwood from tariff hedges that encircle many countries was put forward to day As the vanguard of the United States delegation sped eastward led by Secretary Cordell Hull delega tion quarters urged that tariff prob lems be approached with this un derstanding That the field offers a prospect of readjustments of mutual benefit without imposing corre sponding sacrifices Have Prompted Retaliation Authorities asserted that the at titude of give and take in tariff bargaining is exaggerated since much can be done with little giving They said that many tariffs proved ineffective in aiding the home market have at the same time prompted retaliation which curtailed exports A break in the upward growth of the tariff and quota system is regarded as vital to the normal flow of trade which would tend to lift pressure from prices and restore the workings of the monetary systems Not Believed Handicap Delegation circles declared how ever that effective protection will be retained The needed revisions are likened to cutting deadwood from a tree Trade agreements reached at the British imperial conference at Ot tawa are not regarded as a handi cap to this process of pruning not withstanding the known protection ist policies of British delegates It is pointed out that the Ottawa pacts are extremely flexible and that Ca nada has already moved for revi sions CALLED GANG LEADER CHARGES FILED IN IOWA KILLING Tray Confesses to Slaying One and Wounding Two at Burlington June 4 Charges were to be filed today against Paul Tray 32 of Burling ton for the slaying of Henry Maas 45 of Danville Tray confessed authorities said that he shot Maas and critically wounded Ben Maas 42 Danville and Mrs John Maas 42 Bur lington at the latters home Satur day night Tray allegedly went to the John Maas home to call on their daugh ter Virginia 21 who police said had refused Trays attentions for more than a year After the shooting Tray fled beneath a bridge nearby to commit suicide his confession read He changed his mind according to the story told County Attorney Daily and walked two milca through al leys and across fields to the police station and surrendered 5 DAY WEEK AT SHORE STATIONS Order Applies to Civilian Field Service of Navy and Marines WASHINGTON June 5 tablishment of the five day week at all shore stations was ordered today by the navy department ef fective June 25 The order applies to the civilian field service of the marine corps as well as the navy department The normal work day will be from Mon day to Friday inclusive Saturday will be considered a nonwork day the same as Sunday Employes on a per annum and a per month basis will be furloughed on Saturday This action has been taken the department said because of the necessity for economy in expendi tures and to obviate discharges by spreading available work among employes as far as practicable The order was issued by Assistant Secretary Roosevelt Attorney General to OpenDrive Against 1 000 Gold Hoarders WASHINGTON June 5 Attorney General Cummings said today he had transmitted to the field offices of the bureau of inves tigation more than 1000 names 01 suspected gold hoarders with a view to compelling compliance with Pres idcnt Roosevelts order that all gold or gold certificates above b returned to the treasury Defense Motion for Farm Clash Charges Overruled by Judge PRIMGHAR June 5 Earl Peters today overruled a de fense motion for dismissal of con tempt charges against 20 farmers alleged to have been Involved in farm sale clash here in March The court also rejected a defense attempt to obtain separate trials to the men Sheriff Ed Leemkuil of OBrien county was the first witness callec to the stand after the prosecution and the defense had completed theii opening statements Kansas City police character ized Walter McGee 37 ex convict as the lender of a gang which kidnaped Mnry McElroy daughter of Kansas Citys manager McGee and four oth ers accused were nrrested In A m a r i 11 o Tex Associated Press StormyWeather Threatens Vote in Illinois Pol Both Wets and Drys Out to Cast Largest Vote Possible CHICAGO June 5 ed showers and thunderstorms in II inois today threatened to drench ts citizens as they passed on the question of approving or disapprov ng af tltfe eighteenth amendment and elected members of the judici ary Both the wets and the drys were out to roll up the largest vote possible the antiprohibitionists be ing particularly anxious to win be cause of the effect the voting may have on the same question In Indi ana which votes tomorrow Call Drys to Polls Jn Chicago the tolling of church bells at 7 a m and again at noon was arranged to call the drys to the polls to vote for retention of the eighteenth amendment They held mass meetings in the churches yesterday Illinois is the ninth state to pass judgment on the twentyfirs amendment to the constitution which proposes repeal of the eight eenth amendment All of the others have lined up against prohibition In three previous elections 111 nois has disapproved of prohibition in reefrenda and Dr George B Saf ford state superintendent of th antisaloon league was uncertain o todays result Unrest Permeates Ranks The spirit of unrest he said which has afflicted almost every thing else has permeated our rank and our leaders tell me they don know what our people are think ing Both sides have lists of 50 dele gates each to attend state conven tion at Springfield July 10 whe the formal vote on the question o accepting or rejecting the twenty first amendment will be taken Bot major democrats an the the slate o wet delegates Five of the seven candidates fo the state supreme court are amon the judiciary being chosen VAN SWERINGEN TELLS OF RISE N RAIL CIRCLES brothers Kept Going to Morgan for Advice 0 P Testifies WASHINGTON June 5 ance of the Van Sweringen rail oad holdings from bor owed in 1916 to the vast expanse low held was chronicled today in he senate investigation of J P Morgan and company by examina ion of J p Morgan and company y examination of O P Van Swer ngen Prodded by Ferdinand Pecora ommittee counsel the Cleveland jperator traced tne entrance of him elf and his brother M J into the ail field to a deal by which they got entree into the Nickel Plato 17 ago It developed that the entire down layment of 52000000 of the 00000 price agreed upoa was bor owed Got Morgan Advice At the start the witness in a prepared statement sketched icquisitlon or varied transport nterests showing the big part tak en by the Morgan bank Repeatedly Morgan advised the brothers they going to P cause they looked upon the firm as doesthe world wise counsellors in Objections by John W Davis as Morgan counsel in a closed com mittee session before the hearing made for postponement until tomor ow of a decision whether to in quire into the personal income tax returns of three partners in the luge bank Thomas S Lamont Wil iam Ewing and Harold Stanley The vote against deciding at once was 10 to 2 Law Docs Not Permit Members of the committee said Davis raised the point that the law does not permit publication of in come tax returns It was thia question that the committee decided to study J P Morgan paid little attention o much of Van Sweringens exam nation although he had looked over he opening statement while it was oeing read M J Van Sweringen sat near him in the hot room jammed to th doors by spectators Mattern Sixth Aviator to Span Atlantic in One Hop TRIED TO STOP Paving Progresses on 15 Near Forest City FOREST CITY June work of paving the new highway route east of Forest City on high way 15 has progressed to the M and St L depot Because of the heavy rain Friday night no work was done Saturday but the full crew worked yesterday in order to catch up on the time lost The work started at the Ys north of the new bridge and is progressing south to the location of the Booth and Ol son unloading crane and machinery camp located at the Rock Island tracks near the Madison township cemetery Iowa Girl 15 Dies When Car Hits Ditch DAVENPORT June 5 othy Roberts 15 daughter of Mr and Mrs James Roberts of Lc Claire was killed when the car in which she rode was ditched Others in the car were uninjured The driv er turned out to avoid another ma chine Engineer Quits With 53 Years of Service OMAHA June 5 John Houk who piloted a switch engine in Council Bluffs and Omaha for more than 400000 miles in 53 ycara of active duty is retiring at the age of 70 with a program of travel and plenty of it Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal June we went off the gold that is you had a government bond and it said they would pay you In gold now they wont Well you can alibi the situation but this is repudiation But they claim It was necessary and we needed the money Now If they can do that in an emergency why cant they pass another one to do away with the tax on all tax exempt bonds There would be more justice in that for everybody bought em just to evade the tax In other words we knew we were buying a stolen car when we bought it but thats why we bought it When you repudiate all tax exempt bonds you only beat em out of 3 or 4 per cent but when you repudiated the gold it will take years to find out what you beat him out of Yours WILL Copyright 1P13 McVaughe JIMMY MATTEUN NEW YORK June 5 my Matterns nonstop solo flight from New York to Jomfruland Isl and Norway placed him in a group of six flyers who have spanned the North and South Atlantic oceans alone in a single hop It was Mat terns second crossingof the North Atlantic the Texan having flown from Harbor Grace N F to Berlin last year with Bennett Griffin The record of North Atlantic solo flights beginning with the Lind bergh flight follows Charles A 21 1927 New York to Paris 3610 miles 33 hours and 20 minutes Amelia Eearhart 21 1932 Harbor Grace N F to Culmore Ireland 220S miles 13 hours and 30 minutes James 10 1932 Portmarnock Ireland to St John N B 2800 miles 30 hours and 10 minutes 4 1D33 New York to Jomfruland Island Norway 3 600 miles 23 hours and 55 minutes Mitchell Tells of Borrowing From Morgans to Steady National City NEW YORK June 51 E Mitchell testified at his income today that in 1929 he tried to prevent the stock market crash by throwing his per sonal resources into the market He told of returning from a trip abroad during a strong market to earn that the stock of National City bnnlt which he headed was vcakening and that the National lily company was loading up with t to cushion its fall Held Conference He said he was astounded and held a conference with his asso ciates I told them that the company had reached its limit in the pur chase of National City bank stock he said A big drop in the stock I said would have a disastrous effect on the market I told them I thought someone must lot that market down In an orderly fashion and hat I wag ready to use my persona resources to do so Borrowed of Morgans Mitchell said he then went to the Morgans told them what he wanted to do and they agreed to lend him money He then mnde formal appli cation to the Moigi3 for a loan up to and posted 30000 shares of his own stock as collater al It is part of stock held by the Morgans ns collateral for their loan to him that Mitchell later sold to his wife to record a personal loss and so avoid income tax payment in 1923 The government charges i was a fake sale that Mrs Mitchcl did not have the money to pay for the stock and that the Morgans were not Informed of the transfer Announce Quotas for Enrolling Veterans in Conservation Corp WASHINGTON June R Quotas for states enrolling war vet ernns in the federal conservatior corps were announced including Iowa 500 Minnesota 525 Nebrask 275 North Dakota 150 South Da kota 150 Wisconsin 600 Ninety three per cent of the veterans wi be from the World war and seve per cent from wars prior to the 1914 debacle CHINA WILL BUY WtBT COTTON Loan Arranged by R F C to Take Care of Purchases WASHINGTON June 5 UnderPresident Rooseveltsdlrea tiori the Reconstruction corporation has arranged a loan for China to buy American cotton and wheat a significant step in the campaign for foreign farm markets This long sotignt deal calculated to lift a big share of the countrys cotton surplus at least was con cluded in the recent personal con ferences held by the president with hincse Finance Minister T V Soong one of the series of inter national exchanges preparatory to the London world economic confer ence It was announced however at midnight last night Washington Lime which made publication of he deal in Europe Impossible be sore this afternoon and therefore delayed foreign reactions awaited officials here with considerable interest A significant feature of the agreement is that the loan will be secured directly by Chinese taxes ALMOST 3 HOURS AHEAD OF POST AND GATTY TIME Arrives From Norway on Solo Flight to Set New Record By STANLEV 1 RICHARDSON Associated Iress Statt CorrespondentI MOSCOW Juno 5 James Mattcrn United States aviator round the world in a solo fnght landed in Moscow thia afternoon dog tired but feeling fine He was exactly 51 hours and 37 minutca out of New York City This put him almost three hours ahead of the PostCatty round the world flight record he is trying to beat Sky Dark With Clouds Mattern lanced here at a m E S swooping down on the muddy field from a sky darkened by angry clouda He declared he would remain in Moscow two hours and then press on toward Siberia After taxiing his ship to i stand still the Texan was gathered up by half a dozen soviet aviators and tossed into the air several times in quite the most enthusiastic recep tion ever given an American hare Supplied With Information While the aviator ate soviet offi cials supplied him with the neces sary information on the weather along his route in order that he might lose no time Simultaneously his plane was being serviced for the 1300 mile journey across Russia Russian air officials routed him via Kazan Sverdlovsk Omsk Ko the direct rbuteivia W the ab sence ofT landing f acUitJes ENGINEERS HOLD CRITICAL MEET Train Fire on Grand Chief in Most Bitter Fight in History CLEVELAND June 5 a setting tense with threat of bat tle the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers called its seventh trien nial convention today as a group of progressives prepared to train their fire on Alvaney Johnston grand chief engineer since 1928 The most bitter fight in the organ izations history was forecast Leaders predicted the convention would continue at least through June and some expected the 47 days used for the 1D30 gathering to be exceeded Johnston maintains he Inherited from previous administrations the outside financial ventures that oc casioned the attack on him and since 1927 when aa grand chief en gineer he became the highest offi cer has done all in his power to divorce such ventures from the or ganization in that area Eastward from Moscow for sev eral hundred kilometers Mattern faced unfavorable weather includ ing a strong head wind and clouds which promised to retard his prog ress LANDS IN NORWAY By DK EINAR ONStJM Associated Press Staff Writer OSLO Norway June 5 Jinimie Mattern the grinning Texas airman the world has feared lost vas flashing eastward in hts red white nnd blue plane Century of Progress today after a surprise landing on a small island 70 miles southwest of Oslo Fighting storms nnd fogs which forced him 300 kilometers off his course the dauntless flyer from San Angela Texas fought his way through successfully to land safely on Jomfmland Island on Norways south coast at a m eastern standard time yesterday LamiH on Heaeli The first news that Oslo heard of the landing came when the light house keeper telephoned from his post on the Island that Mattern had landed on the beach there and was safe A private plnne was sent there to give him any aid necessary and at p m KST yesterday he hopped for this city Landing at the military aerodrome he halted only briefly and with his big tanks brimful with more than 700 gallons of gasoline he was off toward the Russian metropolis at a m to day After Old Record The airman who is making an nssault on the round the world rec ord of 8 days 15xhours nnd 51 min utes set by Wiley Post and Har old Gatty two years ago left Floyd Bennett field New York at a m Saturday He thus made the 3 600 miles between New York and Tum to rnuB 2 Column 3 Third Senator Presented to Iowa by Joe Robinson GloireGazettn Washington Bureau ton the confirmation of Guy Helver WASHINGTON June already up to quota with two sena tors was given a third the other day by the majority leader Robin son of Arkansas It was however Just a slip of the tongue corrected by accurate senate shorthand reporters so that there is not even a line in the con gressional record to preserve the gift for posterity The slip occurred during debate ing as collector of internal revenue Senator Robinson blithely said In view of the statements made by the senator from Iowa Mr Couzens The press gallery gasped hut not so Joe Robinson he went right ahead not even noting his geo graphical error In the official record of the days proceeding the progressive republi can Couzens is properly labeled as the senator from Michigan IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesdny possibly local thiinilcratorniR continued warm LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum Sunday 82 Lowest In Night 64 At 8 A M Monday 7B Precipitation Trace Weather figures for 24 hour pe riod ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum Saturday 88 Lowest In Nlglit 63 At 8 A M Sunday 14 Precipitation 09 of an Inch Mondays maximum of 88 equalled Uw tor the ;