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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 24, 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 COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 24 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 143 AUTO HEADS REJECT UNION PROPOSAL ACT DRAFTED TO PERMIT 5 YEAR INDUSTRY LOANS Glass Bill Would Give Additional Power to Federal Reserve WASHINGTON March 24 Legislation to allow the federal reserve system to make direct five year loans to industry was under draft today by Senator Glass D The former treasury secretary a father of the federal reserve sys tem proposes to substitute his plan for two other proposals to extend direct government credit One came from President Roosevelt the other from the RFC Glass started drafting the bill af ter a long conference with Mr Roosevelt last Thursday At the white house the Virginian express ed strong opposition to the plan sub mitted by the chief executive for creation of a new system of 12 cre dit banks under the federal re serve system Has Strong Backing The new plan was understood to have strong backing within the sen ate banking committee as a sub stitute for the private loan propos als of the reserve board and the re construction corporation Members of the committee believ ed also that the substitution of the Glass plan would be thoroughly sat Isfactory to the president The Glass bill would permit fed reserve banks to make loans to industry raider the same terms it proposed they should be ex pended through the 12 credit banks TOey would bemade direct by the banksrhoflrever and would 1 come out of funds of the reserve rather than Under the reserve board plan submitted early this week the cre dit banks would be capitalized out of purchase by the treasury from the reserve banks of 140000000 of stock in the Federal Deposit Insur ance corporation Will Have Surplus Senators said today that even af ter the reserve board has paid its full assessment to the Bank Depos it Insurance corporation next month however it will still have a surplus of in addition to its huge reserves Some of those friendly to the Glass plan said they believed this surplus would more than care for the loans to industry Reserve banks would be able to loan through private banks for five years for industrial purposes if the private institutions took 20 per cent of the risk or in extraordinary cir cumstances where other creditfacil ities were not available to lend di rect to business concerns 14 Burned to Death and 80 Injured in Fire RIOTING DRIVERS SMASH CABS IN N Y STRIKE Crowned Parsons Queen FAIRFIELD March 24 of Parsons college last night crown ed Christine McDonald of Fairfield queen of the first annual senior prom held in the armory Rioting New York taxi drivers smashed the windows of this cab and then beat the driver during their wljd march on City Hall Mayor LaGuardla Issued sharp Instructions to police that liotln must stop Associated Press Dr Raoul Amador Dies PARIS March 24 Raoul A Amador president of the league of nations council and Panama min ister to Paris died last night at the age of 59 after a brief illness SKf Weal FORECAST slightly colder in extreme southeast not so cold in central and west por tions late Saturday night Sun day partly cloudy to cloudy with rising temperatures MINNESOTA Generally fair not so cold Saturday Sun day mostly cloudy rising tem perature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 27 Minimum in Night g At 8 A M Saturday 13 Snowfall Trace WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO March 24 ther outlook for the period Marob 26 to 31 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central Great Plains temperatures mostly below normal probably one or two precipitation periods especially over south por tions 41 INDICTED IN OIL PRICE WARS Five Companies Accused Violations of National Petroleum Code LOS ANGELES March 24 A grand jury tossed into the California petro lend inBustry today with a whole sale Indictment of 41 individual and five companies including th Standard Oil of California charges of starting price war through marketing subterfuges Charged with violations of th national petroleum code of fair com petition and infraction of interstat commerce regulations two of th companies Standard and Associatei Oil face possible maximum fines i convicted ranging from SI600001 to 2220000 Answer to Charges Among the individuals named in the indictment was Kenneth R Kingsbury president of Standarc and a prominent figure in prelim inary discussions during the forma tion of the code The charge brough a quick response from Oscar Law ler legal counsel for Standard thai the character of the men named in such an indictment should be in it self an answer to the charges of his nature The indictment accompanied by bench warrants for the arrest of in dividuals and setting bonds of 1000 each was voted on the heels of an apparent truce several days ago in a price war during which gasoline retailed as low as 7 cents a gal lon Names 2 Others Besides Standard and Associated the true bill named the Signal Oil and Gas companies of Delaware and California and the Seaside Oil com pany In 149 counts the jury charged Standard controlled Signal by a series of contracts all money being held in trust for Standard In 185 counts it was alleged that Asso ciated controlled Seaside Ickes Opposed to Action WASHINGTON March 24 Un it was reported in usually reliable oil circles today that a sharp differ ence of opinion existed between the interior and justice departments over the advisability of the actioj taken by the federal government in obtaining indictments for alleged oil code violations It was said the position taken by Secretary Ickes the oil adminis trator which he communicated to Attorney General that he did not believe the matters complained of by the justice depart ment constituted code violations Approve Plans for Bettendorf Bridge WASHINGTON March 24 UB The war department has approved modified plans submitted by the city of Davenport bridge commission for a bridge to be constructed across the Mississippi river at Bettendorf Iowa Under the modified plans the length of spans one five six and twelve will be increased A reduc tion is made in the vertical clear ance in the sixth span from the Iowa shore from 40 to 38 feet Dr Alice to Start State Prison Term Denied New Trial for Slaying of Sons Wife CHICAGO March 24 Alice Lindsay Wynekoop was de nled a new trial today for the op eratiug table murder of her sons wife Rheta and was ordered re moved to the womens prison at Dwight III to serve the 25 year term imposed The 63 year old woman accepted with characteristic poise the decree that meant she must spend the last years of her life a prisoner of the state Judge Harry B Miller imposed the penalty a jury had prescribed in payment for the murder of the 23 year old daughterinlaw chloro formed and shot through the back as she lay nearly nude on the op erating table in the basement sur gery of Dr Wynekoops Monroe street home Dr Alice will be taken to the new prison built for the states wo man criminals at Dwight with the next regular shipment of convicts Dr Wynekoop probably will be taken to Dwight next Thursday The two children who had stood y her through the ordeal of two first interrupted by her precarious in the front of spectators again today Valker Wynekoops arm circling he waist of his sister Dr Cather ne Earle made a widower by the laying was absent He did not ap ear at the trial STUDY CHARGES OF COMMUNISM House Committee Is Tol F R Is Kerensky of WASHINGTON March 24 committee to oay charges th brain trujrters who liave Bur rounded President Roosevelt ar wilfully directing this eountr toward communism of the Russian pattern and that the president L regarded as the Kerensky who precedes the Stalin It was James Rand Jr manufae turer and chairman of the Commit tee for the Nation who transmitted the charges contained in a letter written by Dr William Wirt super intendent of schools at Gary Ind The hearing was ou the stock ex change control bill now pending in congress At Gary Wirt declined to give he names of the presidential visers he had in mind Reads Wirts Letter Rand read Wirts letter in sup port of his contention that the stock exchange bill was being rushed by inexperienced young men seeking to take power away rom property owners and give it o politically selected bureaucrats The letter and statements by and so aroused members of the house committee that the witness finally was ordered from the stand Rands reading of his own state ment and of the Wirt letter was re peatedly interrupted Representative Bulwinkle D N Car insisted that he name the brain trusters but Rand replied that he could not and suggested that Wirt be called No Direct Charge Are you going to make a direct charge or by inference that Presi dent Roosevelt has surrounded him self with men advocating the over throw of the government asked Representative Rayburn D Again Rand suggested that Wirt be called We are not going to call Dr Wirt retorted Rayburn we havent called anyone The fundamental trouble said Dr Wirt in his letter with the brain trusters is that they start with a false assumption They insist that the America of Washington Jefferson and Lincoln must first be destroyed and then on the ruins they will reconstruct an America after their own pattern Letter From Wirt I was told Dr Wirt wrote fur ther that they believed that by thwarting our then evident recov ery they would be able to prolong ue had talked with Hopkins the the countrys destitution until they dministrator said he would en bad demonstrated to the American people that the government must operate industry and commerce I was told that the government must operate industry and com merce I was told that of course commercial banks could not make long time capital loans and that they would be able to destroy by THOMAS LEADS RELIEF PARADE Socialist Makes Protest to Hopkins on Dropping Civil Works WASHINGTON March 24 Thomas socialist leader oday told Harry L Hopkins fed ral relief administrator that in dis ontinuing civil works you are oing back to the old game of seeing ow few crusts can keep the peo le from starving or rising After Thomas and other leaders f several hundred men and women ho paraded on Pennsylvania ave eavor to have President Roosevelt ear them later in the day The marchers led by Thomas and 3avid Lasser of New York were rom New York Camden Philadel hia Reading Pa and Baltimore Dr Frontz Dies BALTIMORE March 24 William A Frontz associate profes or of clinical urology at the Johns opkins hospital died last night at 3 home here of acute dilation of he heart He was 49 years old propaganda the other institutions that had been making our capital loans Then we can push Uncle Sam in to the position where he must make these capital loans And of course Turn to Page 2 Coltunn 2 FEDERALBUREAU FOR TRANSIENTS SWEPT BY BLAZE Third of Injured Badly Burned at Lynchburg Virginia LYNCHBURG Va March 24 UP persons were burned to death and at least 80 others were injured in a fire that swept the Fed eral Transient Bureau here shortly Nila Cram Cook Returns to U Says Shell Stay in Davenport Son Is the rest before dawn today Three o dead were Negroes and the were white The bodies some of them charred apparently beyond hope of recogni tion were carried to Lynchburg un dertaking establishments while the injured were carried to two hospi tals in every available ambulance hearse truck and private car One hospital where 70 patients had been admitted reported that possibly onethird of them were ser iously burned although the full ex tent of the injuries had not been determined several hours after the tragedy Power Cut Off Seventy of the vicitima approxi mately half of them white were taken to Lynchburg hospital in ev ery conveyance available and 14 Negroes were carried to Virginia Baptist hospital Power facilities were cut off at Memorial hospital by the fire and this institution was unable to help in the emergency tleatment i Grease boifiHjf over oYaSoTstpye was blamed for the wrtrstr rememberedin Lynchburgls history William Rashtie said hehad begun preparing breakfast for the Jftimated 200 occupants of the Building when the grease boiled over on the stove and quickly set fire to he building Rash said the grease from which 16 was to have made gravy was in i five gallon kettle It blazed up ipou touching the hot surface of he stove Immediately the kettle vas in a blaze and the fire shoot ng upward ignited the wooden eiling Bucket of Water The cook said he grabbed a buck it of water and dashed it on the ilaze This did no good He then mptied two fire extinguishers with ut effect Meanwhile Rashs assistant C H Fizer and the night watchman ames Webb turned in the alarm Two stories above the fire sleep ng in cots only a few feet apart ay 200 white transients one section of the double build ng and the Negroes in the part earest Twelfth street At that me the fire was making headway i the basement At the first call of fire the men ecame panic stricken A high oard wall surrounded the windows their sleeping quarters and the ten began tearing this down to ap into the street Dive Into Street Some dived to the street 15 feet Barred Out By HOMCIt McCOY NEW YORK March 24 girl who renounced Main street to become a disciple of Mahatma Cram back to America today Arriving on the liner City of El wood with her 6 year old son who was denied admission to the United States as an alien Miss Cook staged an act that resembled Gertrude Stein at her most incoherent She talked of many things but on the subject of Gandhi her reli gion and her experiences in the Orient she said else stymied interviewers by convenient ly launching into pure fantasy Son Says Few Things Her son Serios had a few things to say about Gandhi He is a grumpy old bear be said He doesnt like me and I dont like him Mother used to like him She doesnt any more Miss Cook refused to deny or con firm Serios remarks Serios clari fied the situation ny saying Mother coached me to say these things Miss Cook remained in her cabin until the ship docked Then she burst forth tossed her arms out in a gesture practically cosmic and announced Here I as you will INSIST MEMBER LISTS SHOULD BE HOWNTOTHEM NILA CRAM COOK Book Witt Tell All She was writing a book she said Sll SBSifl Herstfange adventures while an ad low Others clung to the window Us and dropped Policemen reported seeing some the men clinging to trolley wires efore they fell All those who mped were badly hurt Many had roken legs and arms in addition bums they had received The fire spread with tremendous ieed Eating through the wooden oors it continued to the top of the uildingbefore firemen could get it nder control The firemen said that ithin 10 minutes after trucks ar ved floors at the rear of the uilding collapsed A firedoor separating the white nd Negro sections was not closed was said If the door had been lut the fire probably would not ave spread to that part of the uilding Casts Lurid Glare Several of the bodies were found the Negro apartment The fire cast a lurid glare on the now which covered the city and the tter weather added to the suffer g of the persons who were forced flee from the building for their ves Meanwhile would be rescuers automobiles and on foot hurried the scene The Lynchburg bureau was one several camps set up throughout e state to care for homeless per sons It was administered as a fed eral emergency relief measure Patrolman Allen was on duty at Twelfth and Main streets when the fire broke out He heard the shat tering of glass and saw smoke Turn to page 2 column 1 TTnrir that Is completed she de clared she wouldnt say much about herself The book will tell everything shouted Miss Cook Take it all or nothing I can not give it to you in pieces Questions pertaining to her re ligion and the answers she gave What is your present faith turned to the interro you Are you still a follower of Gand hi Miss Cook Who said I ever was Talks in Epigrams And that was as close as Mis Cook came to committing herself Mostly she talked in epigrams similes and metaphors Only in dis cussing her plans did she approach concreteness Im going to church she said Im going to hear choirs anc things Im going to buy some roller skates And eat some ice crean cones Where was she going Irn going on forever was the reply I am going to Davenport my old home I want to play on the banks of the Mississippi Son Wanted on Island Government officials stepped to the front then and assisted Miss Cook in plans for the immediate fu ture They informed her that her scan alien was wanted on Ellis Island Miss Cook said she would accompany him Miss Cooks remarks indicated she had evolved a personal religion faith based on love for her fel low men and women I love you all she announced to the somewhat startled interview ers I love you especially this morning She proved it by embracing as many as she could She was asked her age It is 24 She Grew Younger I dont remember she answer ed I lost several years in India I mean that I grew younger Lets was born six months ago On a train Im always being born on trains How long would she stay in America Eight million years said Miss Cook Several expressed doubt about this so Miss Cook repeated it Miss Cook daughter of the late George Cram Cook Davenport Iowa poet was deported from In dia early in February Before that she lived a life stranger than the most fantastic fiction In 1931 she renounced occidental ways on the ground that they fur nished no lasting spiritual pleas ures She was baptized In the River Ganges and became a follower of Gandhi Son Barred by U S She entered his seminary in the vale of Kashmir lived there for eight months and abruptly left an pnur 2 column 4 IllRDPENOTTO CETUrS LOANS Morgenthau Says Ban Put on Financial Help to All Defaulters WASHINGTON March 24 The door to Americas vast capital resources was slammed shut today to virtually every major European An administration ruling an nounced by Secretary Morgenthau made effective in advance the legis ation now pending in congress to prohibit new advances of American money to foreign dabtor nations that are wholly or partly in de fault Already 1asscd Senate Explaining that this bill by Sena tor Johnson R Cal already has passed the senate and is expected to pass the house Morgenthau said it had the administrations support It would be contrary to admin istration sentiment and the ap parent sentiment of congress to ap prove such loans he said France provided the issue on which the ruling was made New York banks were invited to partici pate in a 100000000 guilder Dutch syndicate loan to the French treas ury France I have observed is among the defaulters Morgenthau said when asked why Washington had said no to New York bankers Slake Token Payments The secretary did not explain whether his ruling would apply to countries making token payments Jut it would if the strict letter of the Johnson bill is applied Such a policy would put in the shut out goup such war debtors as 3reat Britain Belgium Italy Po and Czechoslovakia Greece and others Only Finland amongthe war debtors would be eligible for an American loau Finland is up to date on her payments Two Clinton Women Injured When Train Runs Into Their Ca Labor Chiefs Consider New Proposition to Be Submitted WASHINGTON March 24 JP A proposal for settlement of the threatened automobile strike offered by union leaders was rejected today by the manufacturers and the labor men immediately began what further proposition they could submit The union men had dropped theii1 demand for labor elections and were willing to settle on the basis of havingtheir membership lists submitted to a government agency for comparison with payroll lists to be supplied by the manufacturer However the committee repre senting the manufacturers insisted that the union lists should be sub mitted to them Purpose of Persecution The labor men contended that the automobile executives in the past had discriminated so extensively against the union members that there was no assurance the mem bership lists would not be used fof purposes of persecution Followinga meeting at tlia American Federation of Labor head quarters the union leaders planned to sec Hugh S Johnson NRA ad ministrator in a further effort to reach a settlement today They had plans all made for re turning to Detroit tonight Await Developments The motor executives meanwbiir awaited developments on the laboi side before making any further move The manufacturers had issued a statement today sayingthcl agreedjto appointment of orilV tial board to pass on laborgriev ances butthey charged again that the labor unions intend to obtain a dominant position The manufacturers spoke in re ply to reports that settlement of the strike depended only on wil1 ingness of the management to let the government check the union membership claims with payroll and say whether they nrc correct Only Remaining Issue If that is the only remaining is sue the statement siicl let there be no misunderstanding as to whar t means It means that the union refuses to tell the manufacturers whom the union represents it wants the right o act for employes xvithout disclos ng their authority from them It is like a lawyer sayingto you I have a client who is suing you I wont tell you who he is but I will bar gain for him No outside agency can chock the mion claims ugainst the payroll can come to any fair decision with out disclosing the names to the manufacturers To Dominate Industry The unions refusal to say whom it represents is just another iudica U 1 Two Robbers Kill Victim in Holdup CHICAGO March 24 robbers accosted Morris Krinsky 38 a laundry truck driver took from him and ordered him to run from them as fast as he could Krinsky ran but not in a manner that suited them They shot twice both bullets striking him Krinsky died in a hospital early today Candy Recipes CEDAR RAPIDS March 24 Mrs May Wells and her daughter iss Mabel Wells both of Clinton were injured early today when their automobile driven by Miss Wells was struck by a switch train on a downtown crossing Mrs Wells suffered a fractured ight hip and back injuries her daughter was bruised Both were aken to a hospital but Miss Wells was released after receiving first aid Miss Wells told police she did not ee the crossing flagman but train Tien said the flagman tried to atop he car first and then flagged the rain EVERY kind of candy that can bo 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 been pronounced excellent Our Washington Information bureau wilt mailyour copy 10 any 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