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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 28, 1933, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXIX VIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PJIESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 28 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 228 Texas Gets Full Share Grabs Off Jobs as Democrats Take Congress agriculture went By HERBERT PIA1MMER ASHINGTON June 28 When the demo c r a t s captured control of the house in the last congress the state of Texas came in for a large share the spoils Jack Garner became speaker A round half dozen of choice commit tee as s J g n m ents in cluding in t e r state and for eign commerce judiciary riverj and harbors and to that state Despite the clamor from the north and west that the south was getting more than its share in the organization of the house the Texans held on to their prized pos itions The special session admittedly one of the most gruelling in history has been brought to a close And in the house two Texans chairmen of two of the major committees of that body stand out prominently Test of Steering Among the most important pieces of legislation passed in the special session were the railroad bill and the securities act Both of these measures were handled in the preliminary stages by the interstate and foreign com merce committee Sam Rayburn of Texas is chairman of that com mittee Rayburn has one of the best leg islative batting averages of any of the democratic chairmen He ma neuvered both of these important pieces of legislation through the house without anyttiing that smacked of real opposition His rail road bill was the subject of no few er than 40 amendments during its course through the house But in its fnal form only two words were added to the original text of the bill 7r The securities act was much the V Another Texas Vfcllot Marvin Jones of Texas chair man of the agriculture committee put through the house the far reaching farm credit bill in the same manner The interstate and foreign com merce committee is admittedly one of the most thorough organizations in the house and not given to al lowing anything to be hurried through The house has come to realize that fact That may explain why measures that it reported to the house had such smooth sailing With Jones it was strategy The toll Texan proved himself one of the ablest strategists in the house during the special session by the manner in which he maneuvered the legislation entrusted to his care Officers Dismissed by Receivers for Royal Union Life Company DES MOINES June 28 Officers andapproximately half the employes of the Royal Union Life Insurance company were dismissed as Receiver L A Andrew and State Insurance Commissioner E W Clark tookcharge of the companys affairs REPORT FRANCE MAY QUIT GOLD Third of 48 States Now Declared for Repeal WEST VIRGINIA CALIFORNIA GIVE THEIR DECISIONS Western State Ballot 3 to 1 to Wipe Out Prohibition By ASSOCIATED PRESS Onethird of the 48 states hav now voted to strike the eighteen amendment from the constitution West Virginia and California mad the score 16 to 0 in favor of repea when their voters returned major ties Tuesday for the twentyfirs amendment which aims to delet the eighteenth In West Virginia a border stat which had been dry for 20 years the margin of the repeal victor was about 79000 with approximate ly threequarters of the ballot ounted California which had wiped it own prohibition law from the book last year was giving repeal a leac of about 3 to 1 as tabulations pour ed in Wednesday Repealists must win 20 mor states to delete prohibition from thj onstitution The states which have voted ti ratify besides West Virginia an California are New York Nev Hampshire Indiana Connecticut Iowa Michigan Wisconsin Rhod Island Wyoming New Jersey Del aware Nevada Illinois and Massa hu setts LAND OF GRAPES SAN FRANCISCO June California land of wine grapes was in line with 15 other states fa voring repeal of the eighteenth amendment today by a vote holding steadily at more than three to one From San Francisco where the mllotlng in yesterdays special elec ion was 16 to 1 for repeat across the northern counties and into the one time dry stronghold of the south the wet tide surged Returns from 6312 precincts complete out of 9347 showed For repeal 718732 against 228083 The voters also favored a pro iosal to legalize parimutuel betting on horse racing with only San Diego county just across the bor der from the Agua Caliente track remaining doubtful The count on he proposition in 5448 complete precincts out of 9347 was for 434 551 against 243598 DRY HOPES UPSET Possession of Burglar Tools Means 15 Years MOINES June 28 Urban St Louis found guilty of possession of burglar tools is to start his 15 year sentence at thestate prison after funds pledged for bond on his appeal to the su preme court were withdrawn AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Edith is lucky in one way If youre married to a man that does fool things in business its better to be so dumb you dont realize it CHARLESTON W Va June 28 one of the remain ng bulwarks of dry hopes West Virginia today has become one of 16 states to vote repeal of prohibition With 1755 precincts of 2338 re ported the first of the Dixie states Turn PBRC 2 colnrnn 7 CHILD LABOR TO BE PROHIBITED Cotton Textile Group Ready to Accept Provision in Industry Code WASHINGTON June 28 T M Marchant president of the Cotton Manufacturers association announced to the cotton textile in dustry gathered before the indus trial recovery administration today that a provision prohibiting child labor would be acceptable In the code proposed to govern the indus try Addressing the federal officials as the second day of hearings un der the recovery law opened he de clared the industrys willingness for the code to prohibit employment of any person under 16 years of age during the period of the emergency W L Allen deputy administrator of the recovery act told Marchant and the industry it was a grand way to approach this problem He commended the announcement and expressed appreciation on be half of himself and Hugh S John son his chief at the helm of the precedent setting law The statement of the manufac turers came while organized labor was awaiting the opportunity to make an issue of the child labor problem District Dry Law Chiefs Out of Jobs Ford Brunson Wilson and Volstead All Furloughed ST PAUL June 28 J Volstead coauthor of the pro hibition enforcement act bearing his name lost his job today as legal adviser to the eighth district dry administrator He was indefinitely furloughed effective July 1 along with the dis trict administrator Robert D Ford and six state deputy administra tors The federal economy ax fell also on many other enforcement em ployes in the district The state deputy administrators also furloughed included Glenn A Brunson of Des Moines southern Iowa Benjamin F Wilson Fort Dodge northern Iowa Ford says the information came in a message from prohibition head quarters in Washington How the work would be handled in the dis trict henceforth was not explained he said Local Agents Out FORT DODGE June 28 Three prohibition agents and one clerk in the northern district of Iowa are affected by the furlough order announced today in St Paul Emil Eilertson Fort Dodge agent A M Mead and O J Fpslund agents at Mason City and Naida Riley clerk in the Fort Dodge of fice will be furloughed according to Frank Wilson deputy adminis trator for northern Iowa who is also to go on furlough Branson Gets Notice DES MOINES June 28 Glenn Brunson deputy prohibition administration forv southern Iowa today wasiaSviied he and eight employes operating from his office here have been indefinitely furloughed in the federal economy program Seven federal prohibition agents and a stenographer In the Des tfoines office were released reduc ing the enforcement staff in the southern district to six Placed on Furlough Agents placed on furlough were Sephus Cronkhitc Vance Park anc Vtaurlce Wickham operating out of Des Moines James Day and Wil iam Whitteberry stationed at Ot tumwa Warren Plasters stationed it Davenport and George Masten Lt Council Bluffs Edna Hayes Jtenographer in the local head quarters also was released Nebraska agents furloughed were George Day Philip Carpenter El irt Cook Franz Copeland Roy Ben Robertson and Ly man Wheeler agents Astrid Strom ilerk In Work 12 Years Brunson has been connected with the prohibition department for 12 serving in various adminls rative posts at Omaha Des Moines Sioux City and other headquarters n the district He has been engaged in law en orcement work for about 20 years irst as sheriff of Kossuth county and later as a state agent with the tate bureau of investigation He aid he has not as yet made plans or the future k SUSPECTED IN CHILD MURDER WILLIAM D REILLY Jr RICHARD RAGONE Richard Itagone 17 Is being hia by Philadelphia police who de Tho to Uillinff WMim Jr 0 with an ico pick ovcrhcwil talking about tho crime to other i tho vlctms as found hidden in underbrush In a cemetery Central DECLARES KAHN PAID NO TAXES Pecora Makes Assertion as Probers Learn of Chile Bond Profits WASHINGTON Ferdinand Pecora June 28 counsel of the iunt Body of Woman After Finding Suicide Note on N Y Bridge NEW YORK June 28 tfarine police were still searching oday for the body of Miss Mar Whipple 36 Brooklyn after inding a suicide note on Manhat an bridge last night In the purse containing the note was a letter from Miss Whipple o a sister Mary 436 North Fifth treet Ottumwa Iowa which said You have mother worried and hat has me worried What Is vrongr Gee if there is anything in he world I can do to help you let me know After talking with the womans Other and brother detectives were ncertain whether Miss Whipple ad actually leaped from the bridge Drepare Motion for Kreichbaum Retrial MOUNT PLEASANT June 28 for T W Kretch aum Burlington banker found uilty of accepting a deposit when e knew his bank was insolvent re preparing a motion for a new ial The motion must be filed by uly 10 senate banking committee said to day EIsv evidence Kahn senior partner of the Kuhn and company paid no Income tax in 1930 1931 or 1932 Pecora told newspapermen he al io expected to submit evidence that the total income tax payments of the firms other partners in those years was negligible The disclosures were expected by investigators to give further impc nvesgaors o give further imp tus to the drive for changes in fi tax laws Evidence he recently was received that partners of J P Morgan and company paid no Income taxes in 1931 or 1932 and only in 1930 Risk Passed On The senators were told today by a partner of Kuhn Loeb and com pany that originators made a net profit of on the sale of of Chilean bonds in 1925 now in default on which the risk was passed on to others within 24 hours Earlier the partner Benjamin J Buttenwaiser testified his firm has not put in the prospectus on which it sold the bonds information that Chile had an unbalanced budget He Insisted however the budget fig ures were not as Important as the countrys favorable trade balance Divide Up Profit The witness said his firm the Guaranty company and Lehman bro thers snared the profit That profit was for a risk that was passed on 24 hours to others Ferdinand Pecora committee coun sel asked In this case that Is correct but it is not always the case Sometimes we have to stand In the breach He said the gross profit was 000000 RAINS COOL OFF SOUTHERN IOWA Northern Part of State Is Still Hot and Dry 92 in Mason City Although southern Iowa reportec rains Wednesday it was still ho and dry in the northern port of th had a maximum of 92 degrees In Burlington rain which started at S oclock Wednesday morning continued steadily at noon The ther mometer recorded 72 Drought conditions in the two THINKS MATTERN IS STILL LIVING Griffin Says Rescue Party Will Find Him on End of Fishing Pole CHICAGO June 28 Griffin flying partner of the miss Ing Jimmy Mattern round the world flyer today predicted that planned rescue parties would find probably hanging on to the end of a fishing pole Griffin and Mattern last year crossed the Atlantic on a flight to Moscow that ended in a bog 300 miles from their destination Griffin is here to participate in the Amer ican air races starting Saturday Jlmmie told me when he made the hop over Siberia in the world Hight he was going to be prepared Eo live for weeks along the coast In the event he had to make a land ng He said he was taking fishing ackle and five pounds of salt to fix he fish up right Griffin said e wo lower tiers of southwestern Iowa counties were brought to a close Tuesday night with rain that varied from a spatter at Council Bluffs to five inches at Shenandoah While the moisture arrived too late to help small grain crops and truck gar dens it gave new life to parched pastures and wilting corn The third tier of counties north from the Missouri line received lit tle or no rain At Shenandoah base ments were flooded and storm sew ers were clogged by the downpour A quarter of an Inch fell at Red Oak but the precipitation was heav in the fell in ier to the east and lighter western portion No rain Harrison county about half an inch fell at Glenwood and to the south of Council Bluffs but only a trace fell in Council Bluffs IOWA MAN TAKEN FOR RIDE SHOOTS HIS CAPTOR DEAD KNOXVILLE June 28 Domlnlck Melia about 35 wna shot and killed in front of Mater hos pital here this morning by Pietro Parrotta 44 Pershlng miner after Melia allegedly had first sought to kill Parrottn Parrotta surrendered after the shooting to City ilarshal John J Clark Melia armed with a shotgun and two revolvers entered the hospital where Parrotta was visiting a sick relative about a m Im going to kill you witnesses said Melia told Perrotta and forced him from the hospital and behind the steering wheel of a car With a half dozen witnesses look ing on Parrotta grabbed one of the guns and shot iiclla through the Head Hospital physicians said Melia was shot with a 38 caliber revolver Parrotta went at once to town and surrendered to Marshal Clark asserting that he shot in self de fense No reason for the enmity was as certained Immediately Parrotla was held in county jail pending investigation of the shoot ing Officers indicated they would not file charges immediately Newspaper Insurance Scheme Inventor Dies lum itv LONDON June 28 a foothold hero Charles Starmer credited with be ing the originator of newspaper in surance schemes for readers died today aged 62 years 300 HOLD PICNIC ATHAMPTONAND HEAR MILO RENO Sickler State Farmers Union Secretary on Program By ARTHUR PICKFOKD GlobeGazette Farm Editor HAMPTON June 250 and 300 farm folks from Frank lin and the adjoining counties gath ered in Harriman park near here on Tuesday afternoon to hear Milo Reno A large part bf them brought their dinners and enjoyed it picnic style while many of the young folks took to the swimming pool in the early afternoon The meeting proper was called to order about p m by Jesse Sickler state secretary of the Farmers Union who talked at some length while awaiting the arrival of Mr Reno the principal speaker Criticizes State School Mr Sickler criticized the work of Iowa State college of which he is a graduate He also decried reduced compensation for disabled war vet erans War veterans and the farm holiday leaders are working for the same end he held If veterans com pensation had not been reduced and the farm holiday movement could succeed the end of this depression would be seen he suggested Both Mr Sickler and Mr Reno stated that the Farmers Union was founded on the Bible and that if one believed the one he could not help being a member of the other Both parallels between and the happenings of today and evidently scored a point with the audience by so doing 3 Greatest Documents Reno declared that the three great est documents in history are the Sermon on the Mount the Magna Carta and the Declaration of In dependence He based the claims of the Farmers Union on the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Inde pendence and justified rebellion against law by referring to Oliver Cromwellwho seized the reins of government in England for the jood of the people The Boston Tea Party he observed was an Illegal let He also instanced Jesus as a lawbreaker on several occasions and said John Brown now revered by everybody lost his life because he was a lawbreaker No Great Reform No great reform comes without breaking laws he declared Reno stated that he had nothing against other farm organizations with the exception of the Farm Bureau which he described as hav ng a subsidy and no organization with a subsidy can long remain without becoming corrupt It Is their big error he de clared subsidies are poison to all organizations Repeatedly Mr Reno paid his re spects to the local newspaper for telling only one side of the story about the trouble with tho insur ance company of which he is presi dent Company Solvent He stated that the state insur ince department had pronounced he affairs of the company as being solvent and that was a good record for an organization that started with that was borrowed and lad been able to remain solvent hrough all these troublous years He compared his salary of JTOOO as president with the salaries of many of the big companies paying Turn io pagn T column 2 Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Gal June lunch yesterday at the studio with Udet the greatest living German ace with 63 planes to his credit A marvelous stunt flyer and Lieutenant Fal coni Mussolinis crack acrobatic ace flyer A young fellow Just 25 Both speak English A couple fine young fellows Saturday we see these babies do their stuff along with all our crack boys During the war we wouldnt let our boys have parachutes for somebody decided they wasnt safe The latter part of the war Germany had chutes and Udet had had his only 11 lays when his plane was shot down Had there been no chute there would have been no Udet today It makes you sick when you think of the boys we might have saved But they was afraid may be one of the chutes wouldnt open Yours WILL Copyright 1933 McNnuRht Syndicate AMERICA KEEPS ITS OPPOSITION TO Expected Break in Grain Values Arrives at Last Prices Slip Downward With Wheat Showing Losses as Large as 7 Cents CHICAGO June 28 acterized by violent fluctuations the expected break In grain values materialized today Prices plunged downward with wheat off as much as 7 cents a bushel at the opening with other grains showing losses of around 5 cents Reactions carried prices up between 4 and 6 cents in wheat later but these failed to hold and the close was sharply lower Huge sales to collect profits which found new buyers in the pits were said to have caused the Initial ireak The close in wheat was near the days bottom prices Dollar wheat went by the boards in the last few minutes of the ses sion All other grains rose and fell with wheat Corn closed i down with December at Oats were 4 cents off with December Tho De ember delivery of rye dropped to 11 and the same option in barley to 57 Committee Resolution at Parley Seen as British Compromise PARIS June 28 sxpertg said today that the battle f the franc Is lost and it is only a juestlon of time until France will be obliged to devalorize Telephone conversations between remier Daladler and Finance Min ster Bonnet who is at the London onfercnce are said to have reveal id that hope has been abandoned of 3reat Britains stabilizing with Europe Economic forces either will push France off gold or compel the cheapening of the franc probably a fourth or a fifth to meet dollar com petition financial experts said It ia wiser to act now declared source conversant with the views of the government but the public must be educated Estonia to Go Off Gold TALLINN Estonia June 28 IM Is to abandon the gold standard Premier Tounesson an nounced today The Estonian crown will he plac d by the government at a level with the Swedish crown devalua tion of 35 per cent After debating throughout the night parliament passed a vote of confidence in the government 47 to 45 Misses Second Birthday by Day as She Drowns in Pond CHICAGO June 28 3uckman would have celebrated her birthday They found her yesterday at the 0ttom of a two foot gold fish ponfl n a city park a few minutes after she had crawled away from her fa her For five and a half firemen lugmpnted by four physicians and wo nurses worked over her Po ice were called to hold back the crowd of 3000 that pressed close to vatch the vain battle for her life To Sergt Peter Bernacchi was eft the most difficult task of all Several years ago Bernacchi was shot and would have died cians said had not Shirleys father a taxicab driver rushed him to a lospital Sergeant Bernacchi had to tell Buckman his little girl was dead STRESS STABILIZATION Pioneer lowan Might Be Sorry About Dandelions Humboldt Woman Is Reported to Have Planted Them HUMBOLDT June 28 If drs Sarah Colby Dickey were alive oday she probably would regret ler enthusiasm in bringing the first landelions to northwest Iowa for according to Mrs Sarah Cadctt t was Mrs Dickey who was respon ible for this lawn nuisance gaining Mrs Dickey a native of Vermont ame to Iowa in 1864 two years af er the town was founded That pring she noticed there were no dandelions Her husband Judge Dickey demanded dandelion greens an annual Vermont table delicacy An urgent letter to Vermont rela tives brought a few dandelion seeds and It wasnt long before the Dick ey table as well as those the neighbors bore steaming dishes of dandelion greens Although the early pioneers de clared there were no dandelions here until planted by Mrs Dickey the late Dr L H Pammel botanist at Iowa State college who was an authority on early Iowa plant pop ulation asserts that dandelions were found as early as 1846 in some Darts of Iowa LONDON June 28 French sources said tonight the world economic conference steering committee phase of its labors depends on cur rency stabilization TheAmericans failed to participate In this resolu tion Some important conference quar ters interpreted the resolution as an indication of a British compro mise with the gold countries headed by France which have been at tempting to force the United States to stabilize America Stands Pat It was authoritatively stated the American stand ngilnst stabiliza tion remained unaltered Approval of Senator Key Pitt mans gold resolution which pro vides among other things for with drawal of the yellow metal from circulation and reducing tho gold coverage of central banks to 25 per cent was formally reported this morning by the subcommittee which has been studying it Reports Findings This subcommittee reported its findings to Its parent commission which now will consider the mat er The subcommittee made some ight alterations in the phraseology f the Plttman resolution the most mportant being to Insert tho state nent that such monetary changes must not bo taken as an excuse or unduly building up a larger Turn Io pjigc 2 rolumn ft PROCESSTAXON HOGS SUGGESTED Wallace Proposes Levy on Livestock to Cut Down Corn Acreage KANSAS CITY June 28 Declaring agriculture faces the hreat of over production in beef cattle and hogs Secretary of Agri culture Henry A Wallace today suggested as a remedy a processing tax on livestock to eliminate 20000 000 surplus acres of corn IOWA WEATHER Generally fair nml continued warm Wednesday night nnrt Thursday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tueaday 08 degreed Minimum In Night BO degrees At 8 AM 81 Early indications were for a repe tition of other days this week in high temperatures i rtiTrnnHin n jm i i i ;