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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 19, 1934, Mason City, Iowa lS North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home TUB NKWSVAPEU THAT MAKES AJLL NOKTB IOWAKS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1RB GKKV1CE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 19 1934 Tins PAPEK CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 138 How Watson Boom Began Reorganization of Party Discussed at Luncheon By HERBEKT PLUMMER fASHINGTON March 19 They tell a story in senate cloak rpoms of how the Jim Watsonfor chairman of the r e p u b lican na tional committee boom started A group of the more prominent republican sena tors were dining at a colleagues home in the cap ital Over coffee and cigars the conversat ion drifted to reor g a n i z ation of their partys machinery The name of a prominent mid westerner not actively engaged in politics at the present was men tioned as being the logical choice for committee chairman There was a marked unanimity among those present As a matter of fact the more they discussed it the more enthusiastic they became Only one appeared a bit probably the most influential sena tor in the gathering After a while lie remarked Jim Watson Is Man If you are looking for a chair man who knows his party who has a republican record perhaps un equaled for loyalty who epitomizes the popular conception of republi canism then Jim Watson is the in an It wasnt long before Watsons name was being mentioned among those likely to succeed to the chair manship But heres the story Later this same senator admitted he mentioned Watsons name pri marily because his colleagues were GALL JOHNSON TO AUTO PARLEY too enthusiastic over the jer gentleman Come Up to Minnesota JTwo States sena jtors jbdembers J Jamelr K publican farmerlabor of Minneso Ua The polished and suave Wads worth and the rough and ready Magnus locked horns the other day during debate on the Bankhead cot ton control bill The encounter was reminiscent of their days in the senate Wadsworth opposingthe bill was asked by Johnson if it were not true that chiseling and pulling the other way on the part of re publicans was retarding recovery Wadsworth refused to answer but Johnson insisted repeatedly Final ly Wadsworth told him he would answer hisquestion at another time and if necessary in another place You come up to Minnesota some time shouted Johnson Well talk it over any time The Campaign Cigar The first harbinger of the 1934 political campaigns the thousands of words of stump speeches which have gone into the congressional record excepted has appeared on the Washington scene Appropriately enough it is the miliar campaign cigar Friends of Senator Connally of Texas up for reelection are pass ing out hundreds of stogies on capitol hill to visitingTexans and others labeled Reelect Tom Con nally to the United States Senate Senate Votes to Bar Politics in HOLC Appointments BULLETIN WASHINGTON March 19 Roosevelt today recommended to congress crea tion of 12 credit banks to sup ply additional capitol for in dustry WASHINGTON March 19 The Bankhead compulsory cotton ontrol bill was passed today by the house It now goes to the senate The house count was 251 to 114 Its advocates urged enactment on he ground that it would be a boon o cotton producers and opponents based their objection largely on the compulsion principle Designed to stabilize cotton prices he administration measure would imit production in the coming col on year to 10000000 bales and levy a tax of 50 per cent of the market value on staple produced in excess of quotas allocated to producers Life of 2 Years Termed an emergency measure it would have a life of two years and could be extended a third year by presidential proclamation Production iii the second and third MARTIN INSULL TAKEN TO JAIL House Passes Cotton Control Filipino Bills DEBATES ACT OFFER MORE FOR SILVER IMPORTS Slture growers approve con tfce law The president would be empowered to suspend it at any time Pass Philippine Bill The McDuffieTydings Philippine independence bill then passed and was sent to the senate It would grant the Philippines until Oct 1 to organize a republic There was not even a record vote in the Having administration approval the measure was brought up by Chairman McDuffie of the insular committee under a suspension of the house rules which required at least a twothirds majority for passage Take Up Silver Bill President Roosevelt requested the egislation somewhat more liberal ban the lapsed HawesCutting act but embodying most of its import ant feaures Early favorable senate action is expected by administration i followers The house took up the Dies silver bill for a vote before adjournment tonight The procedure under which the measure was called up by Chairman Somers of the coinage committee requires a twothirds majority for passage The Dies bill is to accept silver Martin Insull brother of the fugitive Samuel Insull Is shown cnroute to jail at Toronto Canada after it was ruled that he must re turn to Chicago to face charges in connection with the Insull utility empires collapse At right is a detective Associated Press Demands foy Cut Resumed Slash of 15 Per Cent Would Go n Effect July 1 WASHINGTON March 19 tPI Railway managers today renewei their demand on employes for a 1 per cent reduction in basic wages t become effective July 1 Previously the managers hac proposed that the present 10 pe cent cut be continued until Apri 30 1935 The employes refused tha flatly Keep Sharp Watch Kills Girl and Then Drowns Self in Well WEST BROOKFIBLD Mass March 19 Moulton 25 killed his former sweetheart Adella Swedalsky 22with a knife today seriously wounded her sister Al gonia 16 and then committed sui cide by diving head first into a well on the Swedalsky farm imports at 25 per cent above Turn to Pase 2 Column 4 the SKf Wea FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Mon day night and Tuesday warm er Monday night and in west and south portions Tuesday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy Monday night and Tuesday rising temperature In west portion Tuesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Monday Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 27 Minimum In Night 3 Trace of Snow S3 SI ASKS FIGURES ON VETS INCREASES Roosevelt Told Amount Is 288 Million More Than Budget Allowances WASHINGTON March 19 President Roosevelt today called for the figures on the increases in veterans allowances and govern ment salaries voted in congress and was told that the sum is 000 above budget allowances Representative Woodrum D chairman of the house appro priations committee in charge of the bill reported on the figures in volved He said that Mr Roosevelt gave no expression of view opinion was apparent but that the Mr Roosevelt was not favorable to this increase in appropriation His call for the figures involved n the upset made by congress in he economy legislation was be ieved by some to foreshadow a veto The house and senate conferees will go into session Wednesday to adjust differences between the two chambers The bill is expected to reach the white house late this week or early next Shoud the president determine to veto the legislation it is believed the administration will offer an im mediate new plan on veterans and pay cut restoration j Meanwhile the administration kept sharp watch on a conferenci in New York to attempt to avert a threatened strike in the automobile industry President Roosevelt had request ed that the present railway wages be continued unchanged The 10 per cent reduction has been in ef fect since 1D32 The managers left open for pos sible negotiation a resumption of their offer to accept a continuance of the 10 per cent deduction Have No Alternative In the light of the position which you have taken in respect to the matters which we have been consid ering at this conference said the managers it would seem that we have no alternative except to with draw from your consideration our offer to defer a reduction in basic rates of pay which we made in an earnest and sincere effort to coop erate with the president of the United States in order to aid in ef fecting a national recovery during the year of 1934 Notwithstandingyour declina tion on Saturday of this proposal we are still willing that you should consider it Your continued declina tion will of course make it necessary that we withdraw it lowans Offer Support DES MOINES March 19 In a telegram to A F Whitney president of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen the Iowa Farm Holiday association and the Iowa Farmers Union offered support to him in his battle for justice The telegram followed notice from Washington that railroad labor flatly rejected a suggestion that the present 10 per cent basic wage reduction be continued Third Victim Dies in Stavisky Case FONTAINEBLEAU France March 19 claimed today its third victim in the Stavisky bankingscandal Ernile Blanchard high official of the ministry of agri culture died in a hospital of com plications arising from a suicide at tempt MEAT PACKERS Espe Attacks Plan Aimed a Stricter Control of Direct Buying WASHINGTON March 19 Meat packers counterattacked todaj on stock producers who are appear ing before the senate agriculture committee in behalf of legislation aimed at control of direct buying Knute Espe Des Moines led thi opposition to the proposed Capper amendment to the 1921 stockyards act I see no necessity for such legis lation said the lowan employe of the interior packers and secretary of the Iowa CoOperative Livestock Shippers association Good As It Stands He contended the act as it stands rives the secretary of agriculture the control of packers sought by the amendment of the Kansas senator He insisted direct marketing was a normal reaction to development oi he radio hardsurfaced roads and irucking which enables raiser to eep stock at home until a few lours before selling time with full knowledge of monetary price shifts Espe said this marketing method saved producers approximately 25 cents a hundredweight No Evidence Shomi There is no statistical evidence hat direct marketing has contrib uted to any change in the relative jrice of hogs and pork he assert ed Espe answering questions by ienator Norris said he didnt believe direct marketing had iontributed to depression of live hog irices He explained the drop with a eries of graphs showing that all ood prices parallel the rise and fall if factory payrolls with the disap learance of foreign markets having an influence Supply and Demand Espe told the Nebraska senator e didnt believe in the long run irect buying or other artificial means could cheat the law of supply nd demand Carried out 100 per cent direct uying would eliminate public mar ets Norris insisted inquiring ii he witness believed this would enefit producers Espe said his contention was that j armers should have all available hannels for disposingof stocks GANGSTERS GET INSULL IN POWER ON BOAT CLAIM To Hold Fugitive for Ransom According to Rumor ATHENS March 19 rumor that Samuel Insull is at the mercy of gangsters who slipped aboard his little Greek freighter in Piraeus harbor aroused excitement in Athens today It was said the gangsters intend ed to kidnap the 74 year old run away from American justice and hold the former Chicagoan for ran sam in Cretan caves or on islands nearby Story Widely Played Commentingon this latest and wildest of all the sensational stories which accompanied Insulls most recent escape on the sluggish ves sel Maiotis police denied that any kidnapers could have boarded the ship while it was in the Athens port Nevertheless the gangster story was widely played in the Greek press Aside from this there seemed no foundation for the rumor other than the Piraeus harbor masters announcement that he had received no messages from the ship in which Insull is bound for some unknown asylum since 5 oclock Sunday aft ernoon Receive No Preasattempted the report bai received BO reply queries sent di rect to Icsull aboard the Maiotis Until she passed out of Greek territorial waters the vessel chart ered by Insull was ordered to com municate regularly with the Port of Piraeus Early today officials announced the Maiotis had reported she was clearing these waters and OFFICERS KILL DILLINGERS PAL would no longer be heard from Exclusive Interview No newspapermen are known to have boarded the Maiotis at Pir aeus hut nevertheless two Greek newspapers today printed what they claimed was an exclusive in terview with Insull If I return to America they would kill me It is the well known mania with which the American overnment has pursued me I have many friends in America and also nany enemies Insull was quoted as sajing Britisli Will Help U S LONDON March 19 British government said a highly authoritative source today will do anything in its power to meet any request by the United States gov ernment regarding Samuel Insull if the Chicago fugitive tried to land on British territory Furthermore the Associated ress was assured British courtesy to the United States will be ex ended in the matter to any territory vhere Great Britain has special reaty arrangements which would cover the case of the escaping Chi This is where Herbert Youngblood Negro companion of John Dillin ger notorious outlaw met death during a gun battle with sheriffs of ficers at Port Huron Mich Youngblood who escaped Irom the county Jail at Crown Point Ind with Dllllngcr two weeks ago Is shown inset in the hospital jnst before he died A sheriff and two deputies were wounded one of them dj tag Arm Police to Protect City Councilman Urges We Cant Yield Bandit Rule He Argues 13381 Iowa Home Loan Applications Reported Approved DES MOINES March 19 eis Botsford Iowa manager Oi tiia Home Owners Loan corporation announced today that applications f 13381 Iowa home owners have eceived preliminary approval for government loans The amount involved in these ap lications is Botsford aid Loans for 6603 home owners have dually been closed and the mort ages taken up Federal disburse lents on the closed loans are 44100 Operation on Son of President Success WASHINGTON March 19 John Roosevelt youngest son of the president and Mrs Roosevelt under went a successful appendicitis op eration today at the naval hospital Captain Ralph McDowell chief sur geon performed it 8 Charges Filed in Disbarment Action Against Iowa Cityan IOWA CITY March 19 Eighteen charges of disloyalty to clients and unprofessional conduct1 were filed here today against Ver non L Sharp Iowa City attorney by a committee of the Johnson County Bar association The formal charges submitted to District Judges Harold D Evans and James P Gaffney allege that Sharp misappropriated funds en trusted to him by clients Sharp was ordered to prepare an answer before May 1 1934 That the Mason City police de partment must be adequately equip ped to battle further bandit on slaughts on the community was the expression of Councilman H M Knudson Monday Admitting that he inadvertently forgot to bring the matter up at the city council meeting Monday morning Mr Knudson declared em phatically that it is the duty of the city to exert every etfort to pre vent a recurrence of such events as he robbery of the First National bank last Tuesday I apologize for not bringing tha matter up at the council meeting said Mr Knudson I had intended o but numerous other council ac tivities caused it to slip my mind SJrouid Bo Immediate I admit that I dont know what additional equipment the police should have but I feel we should take immediate steps to supply those needs whatever they are I have no criticism to make of any of the officers or organizations in connection with the robbery of the bank but I am not willing to admit that as a community there is more intelligence in a bunch of out laws than in Mason City Mr Knudsons statement was the first expression of an apparent crystallization of public sentiment for adequate means with which to fight any further gang attacks I dont think all the responsibil ity is on the police he added The bank should also be provided with the best means of combating rob beries Together we ought to be able to provide means to prevent a repe tition of the bank robbery Gathering Clews Meanwhile the work of gathering and following up clews continued on the part of city and county of ficers assisted by state and federal men Deputy Sheriff Max Studer and Detective James Buchanan of the Mason City police department re turned from Sioux City Sunday with the report of no change in de velopments of investigations on crning the robbery The two locil officers had gone to Sioux City on a Turn to PaKe 2 Column 6 SUBSTITUTE LLON L Admits Holdups and Automobile Thefts WATERLOO March 19 Pi Police are holding Harold W Will fong 24 Storm Lake who they said confessed to holding up a filling sta tion and the theft of three auto mobiles In his confession officials said Willfong implicated John Moth movich 23 Storm Lake Wyoming Senator to Offer Plan Army Resumes Its Job WASHINGTON March 19 Senator OMahoney D Wyo an nounced today he would offer a substitute for the administrations airmail bill which would provide for airmail transport on a basis similar to that used in carrying it by rail The bill will provide for a com plete divorce between carrying of the mail and the subsidizing of avia tion OMahoney former assistant post master general said he believed Senators Logan D McGill D Kans and Erickson R Mont favored such a measure The administration bill provides for competitive bidding on contracts under drastic restrictions ARMY ON JOB AGAIN By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Army planes resumed the task of flying the airmail Monday Under ideal flying conditons planes took off on time under the new schedule The service was grounded a week ago At the Chicago airport planes carryingmail left for Cleveland and the west coast Airmail service also was resumed out of the other key cities specified in the eight new routes The routes over which the army now is carrying the mail cover a PLAN COURSE OF ACTIONTOAVOID GIGANTIC STRIKE Leaders of Industry in Closed Meeting at New York NEW YORK March Hugh S Johnson NRA administra tor left his hotel shortly before 2 p m today to join leading repre sentatives of the motor car industry who had been conferring for five hours on his proposals to avert the threatened automobile workers strike Every important section of the automobile manufacturing business participated in the conference with the exception of Henry Ford The leaders called together to deal with the threat of a strike which has been set for Wednesday comprised the directors of the Na tional Automobile Chamber of Com merce of which Mr Ford is not a member Johnson on Hand Johnson had been waiting in his hotel a few blocks away from the chambers headquarters ready to lend a hand if he were called upon The automobile leaders were not takingthe public in on their de liberations as they discussed the possibility of the strike which is the outgrowth of the American Fed eration of Labor contention that the manufacturers are seeking to deal only with company unions and of the manufacturers position that the only issue is whether the automo bile industry is to be run by the American Federation of Labor The strike fected employ a tofaTc sons Both Sides Firm The excutive committee of the code authority is composed of Wal ter Chryslen headof the Chrysler company Alfred Sloan Jr chief of General Motors and Alvan Ma cauley president of the Packard company John P Smith general counsel for General Motors was called to the session as legal adviser Botl sides apparently were stand ng firm in premeeting statements The directors of the National Auto mobile Chamber of Commerce issued a statement last night saying the jnly issue is whether the motor car odustry is to be run by the Vmerican Federation of Labor Scores A F of L The statement declared flatly The industry does not intend to ecognize the American Federation if Labor as such nor to enter into any part with it on behalf of its employes The A F of L leaders denounc ng company unions as not in ac cord with the collective bargaining novisions of the NRA have charged coercion and discrimination against workers desirous of bargaining Jirough A F of L unions From William Green down they jave emphasized their intention to make it a national issue declaring heir belief that the fundamental 01 he NRA safeguards for labor arc nvolved Compiled With NKA The N A C C on the other land declared The automobile nanufacturers have complied with he NRA in letter and spirit Every mploye has the right to be Tura to fane 2 Colnmn 2 Official Road Map distance about onefourth as longa that previously traveled by com mercial companies Fly Over g Routes Here are the eight routes over which the array is operating the a distance of about onequarter as long as that previously traveled by commercial 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