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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 29, 1934, Mason City, Iowa iLOJ E H s A r i 1 Mr I A orth Iowas DAILY PAPER ited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 29 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 226 Robinson Saved Day Staved Off Defeat on Final Day of Congress By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON June 29 manner in which Robinson of Ark ansas senate democratic lead er staved off what appeared to be either defeat or at least a tell ing blow to ad ministrat ion hopes on the last day of the seven tythird congress will be reviewed by Washington observers many times during the coming months It cannot be denied that admin istration leaders were a crestfallen bunch on the preceding Saturday midnight when they witnessed their carefully laid plans for adjourn smashed to bits by recalcitrant senators For days they had schemed to bring the hectic session to a close Up until 6 oclock it looked as if adjournment was in the bag All major bills on the presidents pro gram had been passed Only the formality of approving a few rou tine reports remained almost immediately the sit uation changed Danger of Running Wild Robinson made no attempt to disguise his anxiety in his lec ture on the deportment of sena tors delivered around midnight Nor did the statement of MeNary the republican leader made after all plans had miscarried that Monday morning would see a new session of the senate help his disposition Everyone realized what failure to adjourn at the appointed time could bring about This is a reelection year As so often happens in such years mem bers of congress find it difficult to resist the temptationof passing all asprtsofN111S to rhfiiorities aridescape rSprGals af polls Robinson knew therewas danger of congress running wild unless it could be headed off Staked Leadership So on Monday he struck quickly and with power For one moment at the be ginning of the final session of the senate he must have lived hours He staked his leadership on one test of strength and was sustained by three votes From then on despite filibusters and whatnot no one doubted that he was firmly in the saddle and could ride for adjournment before the day was over The democratic leaders display of daring on the last day of the ses sion was characteristic of the way in which he guided the administra tion forces through much of the seventythird congress Coroners Jury at Waterloo Declares Woman Slew Husband WATERLOO June 29 coroners jury today found that Ora G Randol barbecue proprietor who was shot to death early yesterday came to his death from a bullet fired by his wife with felonious intent County Attorney J W Gwynne filed a charge of murder degree un specified against Mrs Randol Fri day afternoon in Waterloo munici pal court FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy with thundershowers Friday after noon or night in the east and south portions followed by gen erally fair Saturday somewhat cooler MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Somewhat cooler LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 99 Minimum in Night 10 At 8 A M Friday 74 Rain 02 of an Inch The weatherman is adding insult to injury After sending forth thun der and lightning and black raising all releases only the lightest sprinkle Its like dangling forbidden food before a famished man At the beet sugar factory Friday mornings shower wasnt even measurable but in other directions goodly amounts of pre cipitation were recorded At Friday afternoon the mercury in Mason City had touched the 96 mark SAYS GRAIN TRADE OPPOSES AAA Two Youths Killed in Crash at Algona RICEVILLE MAN ESCAPES FROM AUTO Britt Woman in Local Hospital Following Car Crash ALGONA June youth were killed early Friday morning when the cars in which they were riding crashed headon at a concrete bridge miles west of Algona The victims were John Batt 19 son of Mr and Mrs John live 6 miles southwest of Algona and Raymond Balgeman 16 Whitte more son of County Supervisor and Mrs Frank J Balgeman The only other person involved Verne Batt was injured in the acci dent He was thrown about 25 feet when the cars struck After he had recovered from shock he started out to find help Officers Are At the first farm where he stopped no telephone was available and he went to the Andrew Leh man farm home Leon Meritt Al gona undertaker Dr R A Evans coroner from Algona and Deputy Sheriff Casey Loss were notified Deputy Loss stated the cause of the accident which occurred be tween and 1 a m had not been determined The concrete bridge which is the first concrete bridge west of the Hobarton corner is narrow and ise said the drivers might havebeen blinded by the Batt was coachHe and his brother were go ing to their home from Algona Balgeman was driving a Model A Ford coupe His father had just re turned to Algona from a state offi cers meeting at Des Moines and had called home for his son to come and get him at the station Autos Badly Damaged Balgeman was killed instantly Batt lived for about 20 minutes aft er the accident The Batt auto was demolished and the Balgeman auto was damaged almost beyond repair The body of Batt was taken to the Merritt funeral home and the body of Balgeman is in the L W Swanson funeral home at Whitte more Funeral services for Balgeman will be held Sunday afternoon Balgeman leaves four brothers and four sisters The Balgemans live six miles east of Whittemore UGH UGH HEAP BIG CHIEFS IN LAKE PAGEANT RECOVERY EXPECTED RICEVILLE June until the floor boards had burned suffi ciently to release him was Fred Zilk about 60 able to extricate himself from his burning auto Thursday night His feet and hands Turn to Iace 5 Column 3 13 INDICTED IN BANKING CRASH Prominent Detroit Bankers Charged With Making False Reports DETROIT June 29 fed eral grand jury investigating the collapse of Detroits two major banking institutions last year today returned 13 indictments Those indicted were Robert O Lord Detroit John Ballantyne Detroit Jonn H Hart Detroit Donald N Sweeny De troit James L Walsh Detroit Alex Robertson Ionia Joseph H Brewer Grand Rapids Charles S Campbell Kalamazoo Earl H Shepherd Kalamazoo Herbert I Chittenden Detroit John Bodde Detroit Alvin N Crimmins Grand Rapids and Stephen A Graham Port Huron The indictments charge mainly the making of false reports or con spiring to make false statements of condition Probably the most prominent of the men indicted are Ballantyne the dean of Detroit bankers who was president of the Detroit Bank ers company and chairman of the board of the First National ban of Detroit for a time Lord who was president and an organizer of the Guardian Detroit Union group Inc and Brewer who was president of the Grand Rapids National bank a guardian group unit Present flay chiefs ot Gerro Gordo county will turn back the pages ot history to take the roles of In fliinchiefs at Shown above is Mayor J J Burns ofMason City astride a horse and smoking a pipe of peace at the right Is Sheriff J M Robertson in the role of a pioneerman and at the left Ernest Andersen Clear Lake councilman is shown as an Indian chief Photo and Engraving by Roosevelt Gives Pledge of Vaster New Deal Coming Material for Fall Campaign Is Seen in Presidents Talk to Nation WASHINGTON June 29 President Roosevelts lashing of diehards and pledge of a vaster new deal promised today to resound in the campaigns for the fall elec tions Friend and foe alike studied the latest report to the nation in which the president claimed sub stantial gains laughed at proph ets of calamity and again stressed his future program for the secur ity of the men women and children of the nation Sittiag in the oval room of the white house in the steaming heat of a Washington summer the presi dent gave a talk to the nation last night in which he Congress Gets Praise 1 Praised congress as the most unpartisan since the time of Presi dent Washington himself 2 Cited statistics to show gains in wages employment farm prices and consuming power 3 Struck at plausible selfseek ers and theoretical diehards who tell you of loss of individual lib erty 4 Declared the most vociferous of the doubting Thomases are those who seek special political or financial privileges 5 Said the toes of harmful self seekers are being stepped tn and are going to be stepped on Brain Trust 6 Reaffirmed his faith in what has come to be known as the brain trust 7 Promised protection against chiselers and unfair skyrocketing of prices in NRAs process of evo lution 3 Again emphasized his huge threefold plan for security Turn io Figc Column 3 Adanwwicz Brothers on Atlantic Leg of Flight Hop Off From Gvace on Journey to Poland PICTURE ON PAGE 5 HARBOR GRACE Nfld June 29 and Joseph Adam owicz aviations adventurous broth ers swung into the eastern sky shortly after dawn on their pro jected transAtlantic flight to War saw Poland their ancestral home The wind was light and from the west and the weather clear as they hopped from Harbor Grace airport at a m a m B S T Ahead along the North Atlantic seaway lay favorable weather A report from New York which ir1 rived as they warmed the motor of j their plane predicted favorable con ditions all the way across Fly From Brooklyn ASK FOR TROOPS TO QUELL RIOTS BRIDGETON N J June 29 JP broke out today at the Seabrook Farms scene of a strike five miles from here and resulted in a demand upon Governor Moore for state police or the national guard They set their big red white and blue monoplane Warsaw down here late yesterday after completing a nine hour and 40 minute flight from Floyd Bennett field Brooklyn N Y Holger Hoiriis their flying in structor who hopped to Copenhagen in 1931 in the same named Miss ied them as far as Harbor Grace He superintended the loading of 610 gallons of gasoline and he made a final check of the motor while the brothers slept in nearby St Johns Horiis was the last of the well wish ers to grasp their hands as they swept down the runway well worn by the tires of a myriad of other transAtlantic planes Pair Sleep Soundly The noncommital pair slept soundly and were driven here just before the sun rose The motor of their big ship was roaring as they came on the field They waited just long enough to scan the New York weather report talk a moment with Hoiriis and say a brief bon voyage to attendants at the field It was in the nature of a come flight to the brothers were confident of reaching their goal Once before they left Lloyd Ben nett field Poland bound but their j Parties Still Deadlocked as Milwaukee Strike Goes Into Fourth Day BULLETIN MILWAUKEE June 29 general strike will lie called by the Milwaukee federated trade council if the electric company strike is not settled ly 8 a in Monday it was an nounced following a conference of labor leaders this afternoon MILWAUKEE June 29 pole carrying a high tension power line today was dynamited at Ver non Center 25 miles southwest of here It was the first instance of the use of explosives in the Mil waukee Railway and Light company strike Electric service in the neighbor hood was affected as the pole toppled and tore down the trolley wire of the MilwaukeeMukwonago interurban line delaying a train carrying mail Lights faltered and repair crews were dispatched to set up emergency circuits for serv icing the area Strike in 4th Day The damage occurred as the strike went in its fourth day with the parties still deadlocked mediation conferences fruitless and only a few trolley wheels turning in the city Only four streetcars left the barns this morning and transportation di dectors of the utility indicated trol ley and bus systems would probably remain paraiyzed throughout the day One death six hospital cases and 22 arrests comprised the toll of last nights rioting at the giant lake side power plant and four scattered car barns of the company Police estimated 30000 persons witnessed the rioting All Night Conferences The Rev Francis J Haas and John D Moore government media 96 HERE AS IOWA HOT WAVE LETS OP FEW DEGREES State Counts Death Toll of Eight Three of Them Drowned Mason City mercuries had dropped to 96 Friday as Iowa experienced slightly cooler weather than Thurs day when Iowa Falls and Waterloo reported the states high of 107 de grees An early morning electrical dis play in the Mason City area failed to produce more than a trace of mois ture disipating itself in a short burst of lightning and thunder The states death toll in the heat wave stood at eight with five vic tims of the heat and three of drowning Down to 87 Degrees Council Bluffs in the southwest corner cooled down to 87 degrees at 1 oclock Physicians there declared the death of Charles Miller 67 night watchman found dead in a lo cal laundry Thursday night was caused by the extreme heat At Davenport Robert Hamer linck and John Carter were pros trated as the mercury touched 101 Ottumwa was the hottest city in the state of those reporting with a temperature of 105 at 1 p m Iowa City followed closely with 104 Clin ton and Burlington reported a tem perature of 102 and it was cloud ing up at Clinton 94 at Charles City Waterloo and Muscatine dropped to 97 degrees Fort Dodge 98 Charles City Si and Dubuque 91 In Des Moines the mercury hung in the upper nineties and thunder heads held promise of local showers A fire in the Hanawalt school in Des Moines was believed to have been caused by spontaneous com bustion due to the heat Damage was estimated at between 5400 and 500 The only precipitation reported by the weather bureau was 03 of an inch at Estherville and traces at Forest City and Sioux City Dies at Muscatine Miss Bessie E Peck died at a Muscatine hospital at p m Thursday four hours after she was overcome at her home here She had been in poor health for several years Wilfred Coates 54 farmer died in the fields near Dubuque of heat prostration Wednesday Other pros tration victims Thursday were Ar thur Wax 36 at Des Moines and A L Deeds Ottumwa businessman at Ottumwa Two drowniugs occurred Thurs day in the Des Moines river near Des Moines the victims being Clyde Anderson 23 Negro and Harold Forsythe 21 The third victim was John McMahill 10 of Bedford who drowned at a bathing beach there Thursday night Other States Suffer Nebraska counted three dead Illinois one Maryland three Michi gan four Ohio four western Penn sylvania three and Indiana two An all time heat record of 112 was registered at Mattoon 111 while in Chicago where one person died from the heat and scores were prostrated the mercury hit new high for the date In the Pittsburgh district records of 40 years standing went tum bling and Franklin Pa saw a reading of 101 the hottest in its historv FACES YEAR AND HALF ship cracked up while landing at I tors after all night conferences with Harbor Grace They had called it a test flight This was last August and since then theyve had almost a years training and the experience of Hoiriis to aid them over their pros pective journey via the great circle route to Dublin Berlin and Warsaw officials of the utility and the three American Federation of Labor un ions which ordered the walkout said prospects of a settlement soon were excellent Paralysis of trolley and bus scr vice spread today to Racine Wls served by the Milwaukee utilities BULLETIN FARGO N Dak June X9 William Langer a day after winning the republi can nomination for governor today was sentenced to 18 months in prison and fined in federal court for con spiracy to defraud the United States government Federal Judge Andrew Miller inijmscd sentence Governor Langer and four others were convicted two weeks ajro of soliciting funds from fed eral relief works for mainte nance of The Leader an ad ministration newspaper lowan Seeks Debate With Rex Tugwell Sherlock Says Brain Truster Dodging Real Issues MARSHALLTOWN June 29 1 C Sherlock editor of the Marshalltown News weekly news paper today challenged Dr Rexford G Tugwell to meet him in a joint debale on the aims and policies of the new deal Ill meet Dr Tugwell when he comes to Iowa in August to address the farmers at the Iowa State fair or at any other time or place he des ignates in the middlewcst Sher lock said in a public statement Ill even meet him in Carnegie hall New York that hotted of com munism he continued Im not afraid to meet him anywhere Ill even meet him in a radio station away from any audience if the doc tor prefers that Has Dodged Issues I merely made that suggestion because I did not want the doctor to think that political heckling would annoy him I am solely inter ested in affording the doctor an op portunity in congenial surroundings to face the real issues he has dodged these several weeks Like Dr Tugwell I am uncom fortable in a political atmosphere and would prefer to have the debate before an audience of middle west ern farmers or businessmen I want to give Dr Tugwell the opportunity he hag been seeking to take the American public into his full con fidence as to his real benefits and purposes far away from publicity seeking Washington Disappointed In Talk Sherlock said he was disappoint ed in Tugwells address here Wed nesday to the Iowa State Bankers association convention declaring that instead of stripping the veil from the new deal and taking the country into his confidence he spent most of his time in an acad emic argument over what name should be applied to the new deal program I believe Dr Tugwell has the courage of his convictions he con tinued I believe he knows where he proposes to go and precisely what he hopes to accomplish I am affording him the opportunity to come clean and demonstrate con clusively that his program is con servative and that he is a real friend and defender of the Amer ican system Brain Trust Critic Sherlock has been a critic of the brain trust since he resigned as managing editor of the Ladies Home Journal a little over a year ago and established his paper His monthly publication The Scratch Pad demanded Tugwells over throw last January Sherlock today sent the follow ing wire to Dr Tugwell at Brook ings S Dak where he is address ing a farmers picnic Hereby challenge you to meet me in joint debate real aims and purposes of new deal Anytime any place next four months satisfac tory to me Suggest Iowa state fair in August TUGWELL CALLS FOR SUPPORT OF Scores Thomas Wickham and Cutten in Talk at Brookings BROOKINGS S Dak June G Tugwell said today that the grain trade is seeking the repeal of the agricultural adjust ment act In this section ravaged by drought the undersecretary of agri culture urged an audience at a farm and home picnic to stand steadfast for the act and against the forces which desire no good for farmers He pleaded for the retention of pro cessing taxes Launching a vigorous offensive he attacked both Thomas Wickham chairman of the grain committee on national affairs and Arthur Cutten Chicago grain speculator Crocodile Tears Oceans of crocodile tears he said have been shed over your be half by middlemen who asserted that all legislation enacted to bene fit the farmer actually works to your injury He quoted Wickham as saying the farmer was shackled by the agri cultural adjustment act Another middleman who has posed as a great friend of yours is Arthur Cutten Tugwell said The grain dealer he declared had writ ten that he and others like him out of the goodness of their heart were buying millions of bushels of grain and thus assisting the grain farm ers and that any legislation which would in any way interfere with his benevolent conduct would play havocwith you Befers to Cntteji The undersecretary then ieferred to Cuttens recent trial on charges of violating the grain futures act by failing to report deals in grain to the government Tugwell said it seems signifi cant that during the period which Mr Cutten piously proclaimed his activities in supporting and provid ing a market for the grain farmers evidence developed by the govern ment would indicate that he wis selling short It will also be interesting to note the relation between Mr Wickham and the brokers who so obligingly assisted Mr Cutten Tugwell added Perhaps you can suspect as I do why the grain trade is so eager to procure the repeal of the agricul tural adjustment act and to block Turn to Incc fl Column 4 MARIE PASSES MAJOR CRISIS 62 Year Old Actress Rallies After Doctors Give Up Hope SANTA BARBARA Oil June 29 Dressier 62 year old actress passed a major crisis in her illness early today after doctors at her bedside had abandoned hope that she would live to see dawn Five hours after Dr F R Nuzum head of the medical staff attending her expressed belief she would not live through the night Miss Dress ier rallied so strongly that physi cians announced the threat of death had passed at least until noon today She was resting more comfort ably later today and report from the bedside were that death was not believed imminent Her amazing vitality held out against a complication of heart and kidney ailments At 7 oclock last night Dr Nuzum said we dont ex pect her to live through the night At 8 oclock she sank so low that her features turned blue Her heart stopped Then slowly the blue pallor drained from her face By midnight her heart act ion was normal There was no fever Respiration was SO to 100 How long she may linger on was questionable but the impression was left that death was near Prisoners Drowned When Floodwaters Fill Jail in China CANTON June 29 waters submerged the jail at Tois han a city near Canton today and before the panicky guards were able to release the prisoners scores were drowned Floods have been general through out South China One hundred are dead it is esti mated in the Toishan district which is one of South Chinas show places It was developed largely with money sent home by natives of the section now in the United States POISON IVY This is a oooklet that should be in every home and the wise head of the household will obtain additional copies so that one can be kept in the automobile one in the first aid kit and one in the camping outfit It is an official government booklet prepared by experts and is in every sense reliable It tells how to rec ognize and avoid poison ivy and what to do xvhen you get a case of ivy poisoning A copy will be sent to any address for a nominal charge of four cents to cover handling and postage Use this coupon Mason City Information Frederic luiskin Washington O I enclose four cents in carefully wrapped for a of the booklet on poison copy y Name Street City State Mail to Washington ;