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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 23, 1934, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPS ASSOCIATED PItESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 23 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 142 HOLChin Foreground That Body to Play Important Part in New Deal DEFINITE PROPOSALS PROMISED By HERBERT PLUMMEB TASHINGTOIV March 23 The proposal t have the govern ment guaranti both princip and interest two billion of dollars on fed eral home lo bank bonds prom ises to take 11 place among th most importan phases of th new deal Those familia with the situa tion prophes that the mov would make the Home Owners Loan corpora tion one of the largest business in stitutions of the country if not th largest It is almost impossible to visual ize the influence this corporation would have Every city town al most every hamlet In the country would be touched With the federal government guar anteeing the principal of thes bonds heretofore only the interes guaranteed the last barrier t saving homes now threatened witl foreclosure would be removed For it is argued holders of mortgage heretofore have refused to accep fc J the home loan bonds with only thi r interest guaranteed Liquidate Mortgages The bonds would be made negoti able at face value or thereabouts with the government standing back of them thus making it possible to liquidate more mortgages This in turn it is believed woul release funds which can be lent up on new home building and home im provement enterprises The complaint has been made the past fevyears that mosl of tli3 regular channels for flnanc Ling Uii5 sort of thing have been apsed because of the fact that they ve beenunable to collect on over due mortgages Now a practicable way of cashing that paper has been found Thus it is argued not only would relief be offered to those whose phonies are imperiled by delinquent nortgages and interest payments but also put of the funds to be hade availablefurther assistance Brobably could be extended for the nodernization and repairing of homes Country House Poor Several studies bearing on tie busing needs of the country have pieen made It is agreed generally that based on the averages of other years the country is short many millions of houses The cost of building up to what Is described as a normal basis is set by some experts around Senator Norris of Nebraska vis ualizes the expenditure of hun dreds and hundreds of millions of dollars in the future in what he describes as the biggest business m the United States Damage Is Caused by Creston Gasoline Explosion CRESTON March 23 which started when gasoline explod ed as Robert Carson was cleaning neckties resulted in the destruction of two buildings and damage esti mated at late yesterday Elmer Anderson fireman suffered a wrenched back when he was set ting a ladder against the wall of one of the burning structures Airmail Companies at 1930 Conference Barred ADMINISTRATION SENDS ITS NEW BILL TO SENATE First Bill Attacked by Lindbergh Others Is Revised WASHINGTON March 23 A revised airmail bill introduced in the senate today by administration men would bar from bidding on new contracts every company which had a representative at the now famous 1930 Washington conference of air mail operators or at any other the purpose of rearranging the airmail map of the United States The new bill was introduced joint ly by McKellar D Tenn and Black D Ala chairman of the special airmail investigating com mittee Four Year Period The Interstate Commerce com mission would be authorized to es tablish routes after a four year leriod instead of three years as in McKellars first bill which was se erely attacked by Charles A Lind bergh and others At that time it could extend ex sting contracts for a period of thre without competitive biddin Extension of such contracts by Wa F Brown former postmaste jeneral was one of the targets o the investigating committee Competitive bidding would be re quired on the initial letting of con tracts whenthemail was retume o private lines from army plane Appeal to I CC The clause authorizing the pos aster general to determine wheth r bidders were responsible is amend d so as to grant an appeal to th nterstate Commerce commission would have final authority Four transcontinental route ould be provided instead of thre s formerly carried the mail Companies having claims agains he government from cancellation f their contracts by Postmaste eneral Farley in February wouli e permitted to seek redress in th ourt of claims a year being al iwed for that purpose Controversial Clause The revised bill still carries th ontroversial clause requiring tha rivata mail planes carry army co ilots This has been attacked b rivate companies on the ground hat no opportunity would be af orded for training their pilots anc hat service to passengers would uffer Airmail postage which in the AUTO CHIEFS AFTER WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE This group of auto manufacturers conferred for two hours with President Roosevelt when he ureed them to compose differences with their workers to prevent a threatened general strike Left to right front row Alfred P Sloan president of General Motors Alvin MacCauley president of Packard Motors Walter P Chrysler president of Chrysler Motors Koy D Chapin president of Hudson Motors Rear row Donaldson Brown vice president of General Motors Nicholas Keller counsel for Chrysler MotorsC W Hash chairman of Nash Motors John T Smith rice president of General Motors Associated Press photo bill was fixed at 5 cents in Turn to Page 8 Column 0 SNOW BLANKET COVERS STATE Fall Ranges From 2 Inches at Council Bluffs to Half at Keokuk Wea FORECAST IOWA Snow probably Friday night and Saturday except in the northwest and north cen tral portions Saturday Contin ued cold with somewhat colder Saturday In the northwest and north central portions MINNESOTA Cloudy snow in east colder in west and cen tral moderate cold wave in northwest Thursday night Sat urday generally fair colder LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 26 Minimum in Night 9 At 8 A M Friday 15 Snowfall 1 Inch Precipitation 07 of an inch Who said no more winter Who ever he was he was wrong A white blanket spread over North Iowa Friday morning was a manifesta tion of winter rather than spring Its tenure however was imperiled by a bright sun and a rising mer cury DES MOINES March 23 lowans awakened today to find a blanket of snow covering the state The snowfall ranged from 2 inches at Council Bluffs to onehalf inch at Keokuk the weather bureau report ed Further snow was probable the bureau said Temperatures yesterday ranged from a high of 30 at Council Bluffs to a low of 12 last night at Charles City The shippers forecast for tonight is 10 in the northwest and north east sections and 20 in the south east and southwest sections Mason City had an inch of snow French Note Claims Germany Violating Treaty by Rearming PARIS March 23 flatly declares that Germany is violating the Versailles treaty by rearming In a note sent by the French government to Great Bri tain and made public today In the note France says she re fuses to sanction this rearmament and at the same time join other powers in disarmament Germany is bringing up her armaments to a much higher level than that authorized by the treaty says the note Al Smith Joins Groups Pleading for World Court 30 Witnesses at Hearing Little Chance Seen of Action This Year WASHINGTON March 23 Pi Strong pleas including one from Alfred E of the protocols under whichtheUnited States would join the world court were heard today at a brief but crowded session of the senate for eign relations committee Approximately 30 witnesses ap peared including representatives of business church newspaper polit ical and legal organizations Smiths plea was contained in a letter addressed to Newton D Baker chairman of the committee on arrangements for the hearing It said In these disturbed and threaten ing times we should certainly do our part towards persuading all civilized nations to compose their differences by reason and law in stead of by force Advocate Adherence The major political parties have advocated adherence to the world court for a number of years The democratic national convention def initely pledged the democratic party to adherence to the world court in 1932 and the republican and social Creamery Head Barred by Agriculture Department 1st parties promised the same thing in their national platforms of that year Baker former secretary of war was unable to attend Clarence E Martin of Martinsburg W Va for mer president of the American Bar association acted as chairman Both major parties are pledged o adherence to the court But lead ers were openly doubtful of senate action before adjournment this ummer May Be Demands President Roosevelt said this eek he had not given the matter onsideration and did not look for ction this session Some saw a pos ibility however that as a result of odays hearing there might be de mands from several senators for ommittee action Those thronging the committee oom today included spokesmen for te American Bar association the Jnited States Chamber of Com merce Federal Council of Churches he National Grange the Central Conference of American Rabbis the Catholic Association for Interaa ional Peace newspapers and 11 ational womens organizations Favor Ratification W W Waymack Des Moines edi or said a questionnaire sent to 036 daily newspapers had brought 357 or 67 per cent replies unequiv cally for ratification 265 or 13 er cent were in opposition 58 ook no stand 14 made answers in apable of definite classification nd 342 did not reply This readiness to state a posi on on a controversial question may easonably be interpreted he said as indicating a conviction that the uestion is now ripe for settlement nd that decision should no longer e delayed Presents Resolutions Tom Wallace editor of the Louis ville Times presented resolutions urging ratification on behalf of 108 world court committees Fred Branckman legislative rep resentative of the national grange said the American farmer needs no rum to Pake 8 Column 1 Brandt Told He Must Retract Accusation of Wallace WASHINGTON March 23 John Brandt of Minneapolis presi dent of the Land O Lakes Cream ery company was barred today from department of agriculture and farih admihKtratroriWfices until he retracts statements attacking Sec retary Wallace In a speech yesterday before a group of 125 representatives of co operative dairy marketing associa tions called to protest against farm administration policies Brandt call ed the secretary unreliable and said he failed to live up to a verbal contract Brandt Not Welcome In the absence of Secretary Wal lace today his assistants incensed at the allegations made informed Brandt in a letter that he was not welcome in the department offices until he apologized or retracted his statements The administration further declar ed it had paid Land 0 Lakes all costs of purchase of the butter in question and an additional 511085 53 to cover overhead expenses in curred adding that the company agreed to handle the transaction without profit Brandt could not be reached im mediately for comment Openly Antagonistic Openly antagonistic tothe farm administration members of milk marketing cooperative associations planned today to turn to congress with resolutions condemning the AAAs dairy activities Charges were made that the ad ministration was antagonistic to cooperatives was not workingfor the best interests of milk producers and had retrogressed from its pro gressive program after George N Peek resigned as farm administra tor Denial Is Issued The administration denial of Brandts charges said CONFIDENT GANG WILL BE CAUGHT Father of Kidnaped Breme Mr Brandt was advised that the only basis upon which additional payments from government funds can be lawfully made is a detailed statement of expenditures incurred in the purchase and delivery of the butter to the government Secretary Wallace has invited Mr Brandt to submit such an item ized statement hut it has not been submitted The conference expected to com plete its negotiations late today and then submit resolutions to members of congress LaGuardia Accused of Responsibility in Taxi Strike Rioting NEW YORK March 23 Three large taxicab fleet operators joined today in a slashing attack on Mayor F H La Guardia charging him with responsibility for yester days rioting in which more than 150 taxicabs were damaged and 60 working drivers passengers pedes trians and policemen were injured The operators published their charges in an open letter to the mayor in full page advertisements in newspapers From Capital ST PAUL March 23 Adol Brenier St Paul brewer expressed confidence today that the kidnapers of his son Edward G Bremer bank president will be apprehended The elder Bremer just returned from Washington based his optim ism on a statement by the depart ment of justice that two of the ab ductors had been identified as Alvin Karpis and Arthur Barker callec leaders of a notorious gang of cri minals Search Under way The justice department announced hat a search was under way for Sarpis and Barker as members of he gang who seized young Bremer lere Jan 17 and released him Feb 7 at Rochester Minn after pay ment of ransom reported to be 200000 Attorney General Cummings said n Washington that the identifica ion had been positive Mr Cumings appeared optimis tic said Bremer that the kidnap ers will be caught sooner or later and so am I Find Fingerprints In linking Barker and Karpis with the Bremer case it was learned that federal agents had found three flashlights and a gasoline can near Faribault Minn where the ransom money was tossed out and that fin gerprints had been found on the ar ticles Both Barker and Karpis have long criminal records and both are out on parole from the state peniten tiary at McAlister Okla 2 Death Sentences Decreed in Russian Collision of Trains SVERDLOVSK U S S R March 23 jP Two death sentences were decreed today as swift justice was meted out to those held respon sible in a freight and passenger train collision in which 33 were kill ed CARPENTER NOT IMPLICATED IN LOCAL ROBBERY That Is View of Private Detective Working on Situation Frank Dennis Carpenter more or less remotely suspected of the rob bery of the First National bank in Mason City was turned over to Olmsted county Minn authorities by Minneapolis police Friday ac cording to news dispatches received here Carpenter known to police as Dillingers double is to face charges of robbing the State bank of Byron a year ago Carpenter was captured Ijy de tectives in a Minneapolis apartment Thursday without a fight In rooms were found a pistol and a quantity of fine wire like that often used for tyingbank victims Was Sick Man Carpenter told the officers he was a sick man and that if he is held long he will have to be taken out on a stretcher He refused to make any other statement Ever since the robbery occurred here March 13 when was taken from the First National bank Carpenter had been regarded us a possible suspect inasmuch as he closely resembles Dillinger who by many witnesses was regarded as the leader of the gang Walter S Gordon a private de who was in Mason City sev eral days investigating the robbery and been Falls was certain that Carpenter was not involved in either holdup It was this opinion by the detec tive that led the officers to turn Carpenter over to the Olmsted coun y authorities He Works Alone Carpenter usually works alone said Chief of Police E J Patton commenting on the situation The 3yron job for instance was done by one man r ON TAX BOARD J KAY MUBPHY Murphy Will Fill Vacancy on Tax Board Ida Grove Man Named Successor to Dr Reynolds DBS MOINES March 23 Governor Herring today appointed J Ray Murphy of Ida Grove a member of the state board of as sessment and review to succeed the JatfiJlr J Wr ton Cres The engineer of the passenger train and the station master of Tavarui near where the wreck oc curred March 12 were sentenced to be shot Five others charged with respon sibility in the wreck members of he train and station crews were iven prison terms The collision occurred after the lassenger train traveling at high speed ran through a closed sema jhore at the station to Tavatui West Waterloo Not to Enter Contest WATERLOO March 23 Waterloo West high school winner of the Iowa academic test for the ast four years will not compete his year it was announced today by Supt Charles A Kittrell Information from Sioux Falls lowever was to the effect that Carpenter had beVn positively iden ified as the leader of the band vhich raided the Security National iank there March 6 seriously wounded a patrolman and fled with 56000 Sheriff Melvin L Sells of Sioux alls reported seven witnesses to he robbery who were in the bank t the time identified pictures of Carpenter as those of the leader of he bandits The sheriff and states ttorney Louis N Crill said they ould leave Saturday for Minne polis or Olmsted county with two r three of the witnesses If Carpenter is positively iden ified by the witnesses Crill said we will start extradition proceed ugs in an effort to return him to ace charges here Wont Press Efforts Crill said however he would not ress extradition efforts if another ate with a heavier penalty has good case against him A hold rder will be filed with the Minne Solis police Sioux Falls not only wished to aim Carpenter however The the ry that Alvin Karpig and Arthur arker by the federal de arhnent of justice as the Bremer dnapers may have been members f the gang that held up the Mason ity and the Sioux Falls banks was ven more credence in Sioux Falls lan here according to local offi ers although some witnesses have ated the pictures of the alleged dnapers resembled the local ban ts No Definite Clews The fact of the matter is no clear cut identifications have yet been announced by local officers al though there are several instances where identifications Point to pos sibilities When Carpenter is established in the jail in Olmsted county witnesses will be taken there to see him in line with the efforts of local offi cers to leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of the men who held up the bank The appointment isfor the un expired term of Dr Reynolds which ends July 1 1937 The position car ries a salary of annually Murphy an attorney was born in Dubuque county in 1897 but as a child went to Ida county with his parents Well Known Athlete While a member of the Ida Grove high school he became a well known athlete and during his senior year at the University of Iowa he was cap tain of the 1910 football team He served on the Mexican border with Iowa troops being a captain at Camp Cody During the World war he went overseas He is a well known member of the American Legion being a form er state commander In 1928 he was elected Iowa national executive committecman of the Legion for two years and was reelected in 1930 serving until 1932 Mentioned for Commander In 1932 he was elected national legislative committee chairman of the Legion He has also bean men tioned several times for the post of national commander Murphy is a lifelong democrat Dr Reynolds whom Murphy suc ceeds died in Detroit March 14 while on a trip with other board members studying the tax situa tion LABOR LEADERS AT CONFERENCE WITH NRA CHIEF Believe F R on Their Side Rail Dispute Shows Hope WASHINGTON March 23 Definite proposals from the admin istration for settlement of the au tomobile strike situation were promised labor union leaders at a conference this afternon with Hugh S Johnson NRA administrator Shortly before the parley began a feeling that President Roosevelt was siding with them in the auto mobile controversy was evidenced by the labor leaders Meanwhile railroad managers ac cepted at least part of the program proposed by Joseph B Eastman federal coordinator of transporta tion to settle the difficulty between the railroads and their employes over wages Terms Not Disclosed Terms of the proposal and how far the managers went were not dis closed but Eastman after meeting with the managers said he would meet the union chiefs tomorrow The coordinator smiling as ever said he had no idea when the set tlement if any would be effected but indicated a hope for an early end to thenegotiations What the administration proposi als would be in the automobile dis pute was not made known but it was generally understood that the manufacturers had yielded somewhat from their absolute opposition to new elections to determine the righC of labor unions to represent em ployes There Labor Leaders Elated Reject Proposal to End Two Day Strike CLEVELAND March 23 hundred of the SOO employes of the AddressographMultigraph corpora tion of Cleveland voted unanimously today to reject a proposed agree ment to end their two day old strike REGULATIONS ON TAXES DRAFTED State Board Makes Rules for Administration of Retail Sales Levy DES MOINES March 23 The state board of assessment and review today was starting prepara tion of a preliminary set of regula tions for the administration of the sales tax by merchants The board late yesterday an nounced its acceptance of a sched ule drawn up by merchants repre sentatives for a uniform method of passing the 2 per cent tax on to the j consumer The officially approved schedule includes the following items to be added to the purchase price of re Purchasesup to 15 cents no tax to the consumer 15 to 85 cents 1 cent 66 to 99 cents 2 cents over SI straight 2 per cent governed by major fractions e mentrnegbtlatidns wouMbecoBclud ed today one way or another Meanwhile the labor leaders sent telegrams back home expressing confidence that Presi dent Roosevelt will see us through The strike was being held in abey ance pending the outcome of the ni gotiations During the morning Johnson con erred with the automobile manu facturers but both sides kept strict silence as to the results The manufacturers were eager to return to Detroit and the union eaders were having increasing dif riculty convincing some groups of cheir followers at home that action had to be delayed further Labor Attitude Clear The attitude of the labor men was clear Spokesmen here plainly felt that only one caurse could avert the only one course could avert the strike That course they indicated was pronouncement by the chief execu tive that full observance of the in dustrial law required that elections be held to determine what unions the workers choose to represent them in collective bargaining This would be in line with Mr Roosevelts stand in previous labor disputes tip to NRA Should he do so it would he up to NRA to call on the companies to produce their payroll lists to deter mine voting eligibles The automo bile code requires that employment data be submitted to the govern ment but such a call might on a legal fight of some duration The issue however probably would be less longdrawn than it court struggle over a licensing oi Turn to Pace 8 Tolnnin 4 Candy Recipes Bandits Rob Bank Truck of BROCKTON Mass March 23 ill held up a truck belonging to the Home National bank today and escaped with a sum estimated by police at 526000 Four or five bandits participated in the robbery kind of candy that can ba made readily in the home kit chen Here are tested recipes for honey kisses Turkish delight hore hound cough drops licorice gum squares Every formula in this unique 32 page service booklet has aeen pronounced excellent Our Washington Information bureau will mail your copy to any address In close 6 cents in coin to cover cost postage and handling Uce coupon Mason City GlobeGazetto Information Bureau Krcdcric J Haskin Director Washington D C I inclose 6 cents in coin care fully wrapped for the booklet on 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