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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 4, 1934, Mason City, Iowa VIP iiAKLON C R IS MEM DEPT OF rf s HO North lowag DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWAKS NEIGHBORS yoL XL FIVE CENTS A COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 41934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Off TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 178 Solons Are Sensitive Election Year Sets Them to Watching Papers Closely U S CHAMBER STAND MODERATE By HERBERT PMJMMEK rASHINGTON May 4 a year such ai this when the entire house and onethird of the senate are up for reelection mem bers of congress become k c e n 1 y aware of what is said about them and their activi ties in the news papers Some are more sensitive than others but all keep an eye on the senate and house press gal leries and are quick to react to what is written by you newspaper boys as some members descrioe the correspondents Even the leaders are not exceptea Joe Byrns democratic floor leader of the house felt it necessary re cently to arise to a point of personal privilege and repudiate a statement Trio Accused in Pecora Report to Committee PJIFH K SlfilN1 Farm Holiday Association Simi CAU 1 CondemnsAAA Program YOUTH FAILS IN SUICIDE EFFORT attributed to him in the press Someone had accused him of speaking disparagingly of the sen ate leadership in the present con gress He denied that it was true arid paidhigh tribute to the leaders on the other side of the capitol Blanton Calls Names Representative Blaaton of Texas for weeks has been regaling the house with his grievances against what he alleges are unfair attacks on him by certain newspapermen and newspapers The outspoken Texan has called names and made specific threats He has openly dared at least two prom tnint newspapers to continue what alleges to be personal attacks him one member of congress aever apparently impervious to sort of thing At leastit would Pair Had Confessed to Robbery According to Attorney WAYNE Nehr May 4 killing of Nancy Ann Alford 19 and attempted suicide of Ronald Young 20 was followed today by a statement from County Attorney H D Addison that they had confessed robbing the James Ahern store here recently He said he believed the young man killed the girl and then at Resolution Approved to Oppose Crop Reduction DES MOINES May 4 National Fanners Holiday associa tion was pledged today to oppose the agricultural adjustment admin istrations crop reduction as a pro gram to gain prosperity through starvation The resolution adopted at the as sociations convention here termed the AAA a failure and a fraud an insult to every self respecting farm er and a crime against society and civilization It proposes to drive 2000000 farmers from the land while an other agency of the administration seeks to settle 2000000 of the citj at unemployed on subsistence farms rather than face It subjects the farmers to the vir robberywhich were tual dictatorship of a bureaucracy ruuudj over Which they have no control Attacks on Wallace The official stand against the AAA was adopted with loud cheers late last night after a long day of militant speech making attacking the new deal Secretary of Agri culture Wallace Undersecretary Rexford Tugwell and the money lords Holiday officials said delegates tempted charges u about to be filed Both are Wayne college students Several Other Robberies Addison added that the young couple apparently was implicated in 12 or 15 other recent robberies in this section A quantity of silk goods was taken from the Ahern store Saturday If Young a freshman recovers a first degree murder charge prob ably will be lodged against him Ad dison said An inquest was held this afternoon The tragedy in the office of Dr L B Young the youths father was discovered when the dentist ar rived there this morning Miss Al ford a sophomore and one of three has r ate as a democrat since it was ad mitted to the union The tall bronzed Arizonian is up for reelection this year Recently lie received a communication from the editor of a leading democratic newspaper in Arizona whom he des cribes as his most constant and most savage critic The entire communication was concerned with opposition to certain of the senators views on legislation enacted and pending in the present congress Not ThinSkinned After reading the letter Ashurst wired the editor for permission to have his opposition in detail printed in the Congressional Record If you grant me he stated I shall of course print your letter without any deletion Please do not be thinskinned but imitate me as I am a pachyderm atous Permission was immediately granted by the writer Arising in the senate Ashurst declared to his colleagues that he had fondly be lieved for some years that I was sterilized and vaccinated against the vicious habit of reading letters into the Record hut it now appears the habit has recurred The letter wag gent to the desk of the vice president and read to the senate by the chief clerk When it was concluded the senate returned to its regular business The cowboy senator delivered no speech in reply Minimum Prices for Tires Will Be Fixed WASHINGTON May 4 CSV Hugh S Johnson today issued an or der declaring existence of an emer gency in the retail tire trade re quiringestablishment of minimum prices on tires and tubes May 14 when the already approved code for the trade goes into effect Nearby was Young unconscious Hewas taken to a hospital Went to Dance Authorities in reconstructing the tragedy said the students who had been sweethearts attended a dance last night before going to the doc tors office There Young appar ently chloroformed the girl the au thorities said then slashed her arm the elbow with his pocket near me t knife and a scalps he found in his fathers instrument cases near iinnmisnious nRRprffid from 20 states were present at the convention Approximately 2000 persons attended the sessions but the number increased to an esti mated 5000 when the Rev Charles E Coughlin nationally known priest of Royal Oak Mich spoke late in the afternoon orv Coughlin asserted He attacked Tugwellas the servant of interna tional bankers and charged him with responsibility for the crop re duction plans of the AAA Crucify Christ Again Starve the Chinese and the job less of this country in the name of J i ill nninlfir fttTMer TRUST COMPANY FAILURE LAID TO VANSWERINGENS Nutt Dictated Policies in Cleveland Senate Group Told WASHINGTON May 4 In vestigators reported to a senate committee today that the policies which led to the failure of the 35 000000 TJnioo Trust company of Cleveland were dictated by Joseph B Nutt and that he was influenc ed by the Van Sweringens Nutt former treasurer of the re publican national committee and 0 P Van Sweringen railroad builder are under indictment for what in vestigators term a window dress ing loan to the bank Nutt once was president of the institution The report naming them was sub mitted to the senate stock market and banking investigating commit tee today by Ferdinand Pecora counsel Unsound Practices It held the banks failure was due to unsound banking practices over a period of years Among the prac tices named were heavy invest ment in real estate Excessive concentration of loans to the Van Sweringen and Eaton interests Loans to officers directors and their affiliated corporations1 a bad dividend policy and inadequacy of PLEADS NOT GUILTY KIDNAPERS MAKE DEATH THREATS ess o Tujrwell and you will crucify uansc again the priest asserted family to then Young wrists Addison said the a m his slashed died about has become a contest between Christ and chaos and if conditions own i continue for another two years we be able to remove the blue and FR SADDENED BY WOODIN DEATH Man Who Helped Pilot U S Through Banking Crisis Victim of Illness NEW YORK May 4 H Woodin the frail little secretary of the treasury who helped pilot the nation through the 1933 banking crisis is dead He succumbed last night to com plications which followed a throat inf ectionHei would hav been 66 years old May 27 The throat I trouble developed last summer and forced him to leave the treas ury post in No vember When told of M r death Woodina President SKf Weal FORECAST IOWA Probably showers Fri day night and Saturday except generally fair Saturday in ex treme west portion Somewhat cooler in northwest and north central portions Friday night and in east portions Saturday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy cooler In west and south por tions Friday night Saturday generally fair cooler in ex treme southeast LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning Maximum 1 Minimum in Night 56 At 8 A 21 65 Roosevelt said at Washington n UAM H WOODN I am deeply shocked and distressed by the pass ing of my dear friend Funeral services will be held at the Fifth avenue Presbyterian church at 4 p m Saturday Burial will be at Berwick Fa the city of his youth An industrialist at the expense of a boyhood ambition to be a doctor Mr Woodin turned to music after his sixtieth birthday and achieved note as a composer Spring Kain Outside A spring rain reminiscent of one of his best known musical composi Spring Is In My pattered outside his hospital win dow as death came A warm friend of Franklin D Roosevelt he talked affectionately of the president shortly before the end The national banking holiday pre vailed from the hour he took office He worked at the job night and day After a few hours sleep he was back at the white house each morn intr always smiling and cheerful talking over the next move with the white from the flag and leave only the red there he prophesied Cheered frequently by the crowd Father Coughlin criticized the fed eral reserve banking system as the masters of an enslaved agriculture Turn to Page 3 Column 4 War Department to Ask for Bids on 110 Airplanes Part of Three Year Aviation Development Program PWA Money Used WASHINGTON May 4 for 110 airplanes to cost 57500000 will be asked within a few days by the war department as a part of a three year aviation development program The money has been made avail able by the public works adminis tration Bids will be asked for SO bombing planes and 30 attack planes Objections raised by tHe army judge advocate general to terms of a previous advertisement for bids have been met in the new specifica tions the war department said Bids Held Up AH bids for the planes were held up when a District of Columbia jrand jury and a congressional com mittee began an investigation re cently into alleged influence by lawyer lobbyists in war depart ment purchases and contracts Before July 1 the chief of air corps will ask for bids on planes to be purchased during 1935 with funds recently appropriated by congress and for planes to be purchased dur ing 1936 Advertisements for future deliv eries will be sent out now the war department said to give all manu facturers ample time to meet con Die Unless Ransom Is Paid Says Note TUCSON Ariz May 4 Threats of death hung over two members of the Robles family today for failure to pay the ran som they have been trying to give kidnapers for the last three days Revealing a hitherto undisclosed threat of the ransom note delivered to Fernando Robles a few hours after his daughter June was kid naped April 25 the elderly grand mother of the 6 year old girl said death was decreed for both Fer nando and his little girl unless the was paid They threatened to kill not only the baby hut my Fernando if the money was not given she told an interviewer reserves P and M Jare chiefly interested in railroads and real estate Cyrus S Eaton is a Cleveland financier Window Dressing Pecoras report prepared by Frank J Meehan his chief statisti cian and Walter H Seymour charged general use of wincVnv dressing practices by the bank and suggested it had obtained advance notice of bank calls These window dressing transac tions were consummated prior to the call date the report said This supports the conclusion that notice was given to the Union Trust corn sufficiently in advance to per mit the officers to negotiate the transactions necessary to carry out their desire Exceed Legal Limit Other conclusions reported were Loans to the Van Sweringen com panies at times exceeded the lega limit A director who objected to them D L Johnson was not reelected The Union Trust turned over to J P Morgan and company as col lateral on a Van Sweringen loan the same collateral it held as trustee foi other Cleveland banks on previous loans Vili vi She expressed the conviction the kidnaping was me work of persons Evelyn Frechette reputed shown as she Was escorted to federal court in Sfc Paul where pleadcdnot guilty to charges of harboring the Indi ana desperado Associated Press photo Believed to Have Died in Forest Fires 3 Homes Destroyed by North Carolina Flames DOUGHTON N Car May 4 OTi persons were believed to ave perished and 13 homes have een destroyed by forest fires which ontinued unabated today after weeping through approximately 00000 acres of mountain forests n northwestern North Carolina Reports reaching here said Mrs Galloway mother of three hildren and an unidentified flre ighter had died as the flames crept p Mitchell river toward the resort own of Roaring Gap Other residents of the community aid the two were missing as lead rs rounded up all persons and or ercd homes evacuated The entire vlitchell river settlement of 13 louses was abandoned to the invad ng fire Wide sections of Wilkes ind Alleghany counties were burn ng fiercely today and smoke and ishes enveloped cities as much as 10 miles from the scene Flying wands borne by stiff gusts of wind ipread the flames in all directons The fire was feeding on deac lebris when last Februarys reeorc Breaking freeze sent trees and limbc crashing to the ground over a 100 mille square in this region vers reported human efforts inef fectual in fighting the fire and th only hope for relief was rain PARTS OF NEW DEAL SCORED IN 23 RESOLUTIONS Harriman ReElectecl Oppose Too Great U S Control Collusion among officers of the bank to misapply funds for their as in Tucson where she believes June is held My son each night makes the trips those people ask him to The money waits What can we do They do not come If only they would come While the contents of the original ransom note never have been pub president r There came a time when Inm o rase Z column 5 the licly disclosed authoritative sources said it demanded that the girls father drive along a lonely road until certain signals were received when be was to toss the money out and continue without stopping LEO WEINER TIRED OF BEING ARRESTED AS JOHN DILLINGER ditions No Official Figures No official figures were issued by the war department but it was un derstood the three year program would involve purchase of 1000 planes of all types at a cost of ap proximately 530000000 Three hundred planes of all types are scheduled to be purchased by competitive bids in 1935 No figures are available for 1936 purchases CHICAGO May 4 13 just one little thing about Leo Weiner 24 which is causing him some trouble these days He looks almost exactly like John Dillinger the Indiana desperado now so much in demand Today Weiner was captured again after an excited citizen had phoned Maxwell street police that Dillinger was standing peacefully on a corner oa the south side Three police squads armed for a decisive battle raced to the spot They got their man At the sta tion he signalled for pencil and pa per after police had shouted many questions at him and wrote I am Leo Weiner 24 and Im a deafmute I came here from Brook lyn to look for a job at the fair Ive been mistaken for Dillinger so many times that Im sick of it Even my friends shy away from me I am going to grow a beard and get dark glasses Police wrote a strong apology MASON CITY AND DES MOINES LEAD Local Musicians Collect 4 Superior Rankings at State Contest IOWA CITY May High of Des Moines and Mason City today were running close to gether for the amassing of high honors at the state music festival here Roosevelt high had five su perior rankings and Mason City four with 25 of the 51 events completed Central of Sioux City Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs East and West Waterloo and Iowa City all claimed some superior and excel lent rankings In addition to the four superior rankings Mason City had six excel lent ratings Other North Iowa schools were ranking high Cresco and Charles City each getting two superior rankings and Osage Clear Lake Luverne each one Get Superior Bankings Mason Cityans getting superior Japan Never to Discuss Peace in Asia With West Koki Hirota Asserts Nation Refuses to Submit to Repetition of 1932 TOKIO May 4 Min ister Koki Hirota voiced a vigorous expression of Japans new hands off China policy today and implied that Japan promises never again to discuss the question of peace in the far east with western powers Addressing the annual conference of prefectural governors the for eign minister declared that Japan refuses to submit to a repitition of vliat happened at Geneva in 1932 unfortunately Japans opin ons concerning the maintenance of neace in eastern Asia were rejected us to secede from the eague of nations Mentions Only Geneva Although Hirota mentioned only Geneva in this his first public ex pression on the Tokio governments enunciated policy toward China there was a strong implica tion that Japan intends never again to debate oriental questions on equal terms with the Occident as she did at Washington in 1922 when the nine power treaty was framed Referring to the powers treaty rights in China Hirota said that if necessary Japan is willing to ex change views individually with pow ers concerned about their rights and interests rankings incuded Howard Schweer cornetist Roger Downing bari tone Doy Baker bass viol player and the small brass group In the small brass group are Howard Schweer and Bob Runyan cornet iats Maynard Odden French horn player Wesley Fiala baritone player Bill Whorley trombonist and Arthur Kennedy tuba player Madalynne Powell of Mason Citj received the excellent rating in so Prove Poison and Kill 3 in Family SAPULPA Okla May 4 Doses of what Chester Barrett thought was quinine proved to be poison and killed three members of his family Six others including himself are seriously ill Barrett unemployed last night save seven of his eight children his wife and himself doses from an old receptacle that at one time had contained the medicine Lee Sniuer deputy sheriff said he had learned that about two years ago Barrett purchased poison to kill rats at the small home near here and that all of this was not used Some time ago the original con tainer broke and the powder was transferred to the old quinine box Murphy Hopeful of Approval of Change in Bankruptcy Law WASHINGTON May 4 MurphyGillette amendment to the federal bankruptcy law was in con ference committee today and Sena tor Murphy D Iowa expressed the hope it would be accepted The amendment makes mandatory the appointment of a farm debt concil iator in any county having a farm population of more than 500 FUGItWEFROM PRISON CAUGHT Burglar Who Escaped With Norvell Kidnaper Gives No Resistance CHESTER III May 4 den Joseph Ragen of Southern II iiereais linois penitentiary announced that But recalling Japans difference James OConnell who with Randol AVASHINGTON May 4 hamber of Commerce of the Unit d States laid down a moderate olicy for the coming year today n 23 resolutions criticizing parts ut not the whole of the Roosevelt rogram Henry I Harriman whose atti udc toward the administration has een friendly was reelected prcsi ent The chamber reiterated in resolu ions its policy for modification of he securities act urged further nodification of the stock exchange egislation demanded repeal of larts of the wheat processing tax varned against too great a reliance n persons in official position and that greater powers be given NRA code authorities Middle of the Koad The election of Harriman gener ally expected for some days was lowever attained only after con siderable private discussion among he chambers leader1 It was said authoritatively his election indicated an intention of chamber to follow a middle of the road policy The resolutions while calling lor changes in several particulars and laying down general policies against too great governmental control did not in any major item denounce the recovery program The chamber of commerce elected clufflnsr William Dawes Director Wisconsin Illinois Iowa William R Dawes president Central Illinois Securities Corporation Chicago Transportation Fred W Sergent president Chicago and Northwest ern Railway company Chicago Montana Wyoming North Da kota South Dakota Nebraska Minnesota Oliver S Warden edi tor Great Falls Mont Tribune On the wheat processing tax the chambers aid experience had shown unexpected and unintended conse quences and that the exemption of farmers who exchange their wheat for flour should be repealed Score Discrimination Other resolutions urged greatei authority to code authorities in NRA indorsed a policy to give uode authorities more power in fix ing minimum wages and disap proved taxation which discriminat ed among types of businesses One resolution said the chamber opposed compulsory legislation for unemployment reserves and advised code authorities to report within six months on a plan for their in dustries individually The chamber recommended that when the federal budget is pre sented a real one in accord with actual expenditures be produced Another resolution said railroads must be considered the central part of the nations transportation pol icy and that the government should encourage only voluntary consolida tion Individual Rights 3n a resolution entitled individ ual rights the chamber said rights which are guaranteed to American citizens and which they cherish should always assure them protection in their lawful ocnura tions and lawful enterprises from I with the Occident which led to her departure from Geneva he added We shall not repeat what hap pened at Geneva Restates Main Points The foreign minister restated the main points in recent declarations through which Japan answered the challengers of Great Britain and the United States concerning her pol icy in eastern Asia Hirota reiterated that Japan re spects existing treaties and the rights of other powers in China Then he added Japan is the principal protector Turn to iasc i Column 31 of the stability and the peaco of eastern Asia It is Japans mission to maintain peace and order in eastern Asia in cooperation with the other coun tries of the Far East Japan sincerely desires the unifi cation integrity and prosperity of China which can be attained only through Chinas own selfawakening j efforts Turn In Pose t Column 4 Parliamentary Law Eugene Norvell kidnap gang leader has been a fugitive from the prison was captured this morning near Alto Pass 111 Warden Ragen said capture was by a group of prison guards and that OConnell surrendered without resistance He quoted OConnell as saying Nonell was nearby and ex hausted by the chase The warden aaid he believed the fugitive kid naper may be captured today OConnell 33 year old burglar was exhausted and hungry when taken by the prison guards Ragen said He said the man was not armed OConnell was brought back to the prison immediately Guards had been searching for the pair since they escaped from the prison last Friday OConnell was found in a heavily wooded region south of Murphys boro III where a posse of from SO to 300 men have been searching for days This is a compilation of the estab lished rules of order that govern the proceedings of all deliberative bod ies now available through the Washington Information bureau of this newspaper It is in the most practical form briefed for ready reference and clarified so that the average person will not get lost in a maze of technicalities A copy of Parliamentary Law will be sent to any address postpaid for six cents Use coupon Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskln director Washington D C I enclose six cents In coin carefully wrapped for the booklet on parliamentary law Name Street City State Mail to Washington U C ;