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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 7, 1934, Mason City, Iowa It1 North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home COMP W HARLON E II HIS MEM ART DEPT OF OES MOtWES JA TIIE NEWSFAIEU THAT MAKES ALL NOKTU 1OWANS NEIGUBOKS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 7 1934 iliiii IAPBR CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 180 OPENING INSTALLMENT GAPADE ARTHUR SHUMWAY CHAPTER I Dixie Flyer said the round bullseye sign on the brass rail of the observation car The words lighted from within glowed warmly They were a welcome sight to Sally Gwynne as she passed through the gate of the Dearborn station and felt the chill of the train shed They were a promise of from the cheap room in Chicago from the raw slushy Lake Michigan winter from days of jobhunting in late No vember with the inadequate protection of a worn brown fall coat The cheerful scattered these considerations and brought in their place pleasant pictures of leaning palm trees Spanish houses warm dreamy rivers and bright sun on foaming white surf For the first time in her twenty years Sally was enjoying the train time excitement that possesses one about to make a rather ong trip She was at once bewildered and stimulated by the hurrying travelers the blueuniformed trainmen and the strange sounds of the station When a redcap loomed up with a broad soUcitious smile on his friendly brown face she gave an involuntary start Carry yo bag miss Before her recently engendered in stinct of frugality could protest Sally had handed him her inexpen sive black suitcase and was hurry ing after him as he loped profes sionally through the cnifusion jum ble of people and baggage When she reached the Pullman to which she had been assigned a tall unbelievably sooty porter with unbelievably white teeth took the bag and led her to her berth which was already made up Sitting on the edge of the cleansmelling folding j bed getting her flight things ready for a trip to the washroom Sally remembered the last and only other time she had traveled on a Pullman It had been two years before when she and Alice Pearce left their lit tle home town of Barton Ohio to go to Chicago on their own in search of the big job and the bright adventure Now Alice Pearce was Mrs Wal do Beresford of Kviraston the wife of a young bond salesman from an old family and she Saily Gwynne who never could rest until she had tried her wings in the big city was leaving it by herself this November night going to Florida to a thrill J ing and vaguely mysterious new job Sally hunched up her slender I shoulders at the thought and smiled Ito herself In the washroom she looked at the young face in the mirror d all this could be j ifthis slim girl earoute to Sda oa could be of a I her this life will never grow stale Now at twenty Sally was as cool jind dauntlessas the blue lake by the smoky city and as hopeful as vital and as competent as that city itself And still she was feminine she was slender pretty twenty She had been called beauti ful yes by young men who would have been glad to back that praise with their fists but she always had rather discounted their judgment deducting a generous percentage of prejudice She was not beautiful as her favorite movie stars were beau tiful but few men young or eld failed to take a second overthe shoulder glance when she went by in one of her few smart outfits She lingered with her toilet en joying the sensation of being a traveler Florida was still a fairy land place of motion pictures and books All she knew was that in her bag was a letter from John Kemble Proctor telling her to re port at his home in Daytona Beach on Nov 27 to begin work as his secretary at a salary of fortyfive dollars a week It had been hard to believe Es pecially these days Fortyfive a week John Kemble Proctor the ec centric old millionaire antiquarian Tom to page 4 colDmn2 F R Reported Ready to Settle Finlands Debt Move Seen as Indication to Rest of Work1 of Result of Paying Up WASHINGTON May 7 Speaker Rainey said today he un derstood President Roosevelt in tends to make a war debt settle ment with Finland which is not in default and then recommend a similar agreement with other na tions Asked when he expected a debt message from the president the speaker said at his press conference that he did not know The intimation was that the set tlement with Finland could be held up to the rest of the world as an indication of what the United States would do if other nations in default agreed to pay up to date President Roosevelt has said he intended to send a debt message to congress soon but no indication was given as to its contents The next installments on war debts are due June 15 Negotiations with Finland have been in progress for some time It isthe only nationthat has paid in full DEFAULT AGAIN Wea FORECAST IOWA Fair Monday night and Tuesday except possibly un settled in the extreme west por tion Not much change in tem perature MINNESOTA Fair Monday night anQ Tuesday except pos sibly unsettled in west portion Tuesday warmer in northeast LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 98 Minimum in Night 73 At 8 A M Monday 74 Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 87 Minimum in Night 55 Two sweltering warm est of the season and among the warmest May days in recent history handed out to North Iowa Saturday and Sunday With the temperature crowding the 100 mark Sunday afternoon the wind took a sudden turn from south to north east and there was a rapid descent of the mercury The need for mois ture becomes daily more acute PARIS May T fourth French default on the war debts to the United States is considered cer tain by high officials who spoke privately on the question today These officials asserted that no negotiations in regard to the debts directly or indirectly have been in progress recently and added that the situation is more confused than ever The French position on the debts it was reiterated remains the same as after the overthrow of the gov ernment of former Premier Edouard Herriot who championed payment The officials discussing the debts today said the problem cannot even be considered until President Roose velt in an expected message clari fies it The officials said that such clari fication is not expected in time for negotiations regarding the pay ment due June 15 and that if it is true token payments are not ac ceptable now nothing can be done until probably long conversations result in new and final settlement Frances war debt to the United States totals The French installment due in June is 559000218 SILVERITESTALK WITH PRESIDENT Determined Senate Group in Hopes of Bargain With Roosevelt WASHINGTON May 7 determined band of senate silver ites expressing high hope of strik ing a bargain with President Roose velt beat another path to the ex ecutives desk today Willing to compromise the silver men carried a four pronged pro posal aimed at a 30silver to 70 gold mentary backing They were confident the president would ap prove part if not all of their plan provided they agree to making the legislation permissive rather than mandatory All congress awaited the out come of this latest parley It may hold the key to an early adjourn ment Should an agreement result the senate might turn almost immed iate attention to the silver question The tentative plan of democratic leaders however was to push through the stock market control bill beforehand Mr Roosevelt was well armed for the conference He talked at length with Secretary Morgenthau yester day while enroute back to Washing ten aboard the yacht Sequoia from a cruise down the Potomac SAMUEL INSULL BACK HOME On Hot Trail in Kidnap Hunt GIRL HEIRESS 6 MAY COME HOME INSIDE 24 HOURS Deputy Goes to Mexico Again May Return With Prisoners NOGALES Ariz May 7 Sheriff H J Brown of Santa Cruz county said today he believes Oliver White his chief criminal deputy is on a hot trail in Mexico in con nection with the kidnaping of 6 year old June Robles White returned from below the border earlier to say he believed the little girl to be alive and that she might be returned to her parents within 24 hours Sheriff Brown said White had asked permission to return to Mex ico to take a special deputy with him Could Not Be Found The chief criminal deputy could not be found in Nogales and the sheriff believed he had carried out his plan to return across the inter national line It was reported he intended to go to Santa Cruz a small town not far from the bor der We expect developments momen tarily if White is right said Brown A report grew in this border city that White when he returned ex pects to taring with him some pris oners andpossibly the girl Offi cials declined however to confirm It was understood offi cers were cooperating with the States aep3ty sheriff Shrouded In Secrecy Whites movements were shroud ed in secrecy Additional deputies left the bor der at a m They planned it was understood to proceed to the Santa Barbara ranch IS miles south of the border and meet White there if he returned with the prisoners or the girl Many street rumors grew in No gales but no word had come from the interior of Sonora to indicate whether the officers there had met with any success in their reported attempt to close in on someone be lieved connected with the kidnap ing Seen Crossing Border Authorities said a man and a wo man with a child of about the same age as the kidnaped heiress were seen crossing the international bor der at p m Saturday White was accompanied on the trip by a man he refused to identi fy Coincident with his journey Al Aguirre Tucson bus company at tache and the man who drove Ber nabe Robles cattle baron and grandfather of the child into Mex ico a few days after the kidnaping on April 25 made another mysteri ous trip into Mexico over the week end Aguirre it developed made the trip with O K Franklin Nogales mining man preceding White by several hours They left Nogales about p m Sunday after making guarded preparations for the journey and headed south into the Altar valley region 150 miles west of here Carry 30 Day Permit They were equipped with consid erable baggage and sleeping equip ment and from Mexican immigra tion authorities they received a 30 day permit To customs officers they said they were going to a ranch near Magdalena in the Altar Valley country to inspect mining properties Members of both and Franklins families denied they were on any mission in connection with the kidnaping but it became known that Franklin had been in Mexico on a secret trip two days ago and upon his return conferred with Aguirre White said he had reason to be lieve the men were conducting ne gotiations for the return of the child but he would not amplify the statement Four Sioux Cityans Injured in Collision LE MARS May 7 Sioux Cityans were nursing injur ies and one was in a critical condi tion today following a collision of two automobiles here last night The Injured Harold Oemig 20 crushed skull and in a critical condition Oliver Jones 39 M Marx and R E Bixby Law Violation Charged in Proposed Plane Purchase House Group Foulois Commends Harry Woodrmg WASHINGTON May 7 subcommittee of house investigators reported unanimously today that Maj Gan Benjamin D Foulois chief of the army air corps acted in clear violation of existing law in the proposed purchase of air planes costing 57500000 Coupled with the criticism of Foulois was a commendation of Harry H Woodrmg assistant sec retary of war No recommendation was made in this first formal report on the com mittees probe into war department expenditures since 1926 Future rec ommendations were promised how ever Charge Law Violation The eight members who agreed to tell the house that Foulois hnd vio lated the law were Chairman Rogers D N H of the aviation subcom mittee and Representatives Jill D Montet D Barter D James R Goss R Plumlcy R and Kvale FL The report recalled that late In 1933 the PWA set aside 57500000 for the purchase of army airplanes It asserted that Foulois had decided to buy the planes without competi tion from the Northrup corporation the Boeing Airplane company and the Glenn L Martin company On Woodrings insistence the plan for direct purchases was dropped and specifications drawn on which competitive bids were asked Action Was Justified The committee said Tour subcommittee find unani mously that every actiontaken In connection1 with this al lotment by Assistant Secretary of War Woodnng was deemed by him required and fully justified while the actions of the chief of the air corps Maj Gen Benjamin D Fou lois are in our opinion and in the opinions of the judge advocate gen eral of the army and the comp troller general of the United States in clear violation of existing law The report was submitted di rectly to the house without being considered by the full committee It was said that neither the house nor the full committee would be ex pected to act on this partial report NRAWILtlPOSE TELEGRAPH CODE Johnson Gives Plans Over Objections of Western Union Others WASHINGTON May 7 NRA today decided to impose a code upon the telegraph industry Hugh S Johnson as chief made the announcement of a stringent code to be imposed over the objec tions of Western Union American Telephone and Telegraph company and RCA Communications Inc If the plan is carried through this will be the first code forced on an industry by NRA Hearing May 16 A public hearing will be held on j the administration code May 16 be fore it is presented to President Roosevelt for imposition Decision to use the drastic proce dure was reached the Johnson an nouncement said because the big companies of the industry persisted in refusing to join in a voluntary code of fair practices as late as the last public hearing held May 2 A T and T is to be covered only to the extent of its teletypewriter services handling written messages and this code will not touch oral telephone service Radio Competitor RCA communications comes in as a radio competitor of the cable com panies Only Postal Telegraph and asso ciated concerns hard pressed by the competition of dominant Western Union and by the telephone com panys invasion of the written mes sage field asked for a code to regu late competitive practices and put an end to a long standing advan tages held by others Ernest Brown 67 of Des Moines Dies DES MOINES May 7 nest W Brown 67 Des Moines in surance executive was dead today as a result of complications which i followed an appendicitis operation MURDER CHARGED A second degree murder charge was filed in Wayne Nebr against Kmiald Xoung despite wishes of 1he parents of his dead sweetheart Nancy Ann Alford 19 his com panion in a suicide pact attrib uted to the couples feur of im plication In thefts Associated Press MEETS HIS FATHER YOUNG DEMOS OF IOWA ASSEMBLE State Officials Attend First Major Political Meet of Season DES MOINES May 7 enthusiastic state meeting of Iowa Young Democrats first major politi cal convention of the season was in session here today Between 800 and 900 members of the Young Democratic clubs of the state and state officials and party leaders were attending the one day second annual convention District caucuses to select district committeemen and committeewo men for their organization got un der way shortly before noon after a morning of speechmaking Herring Speaks Gov Clyde L Herring state dem ocratic chairman E J Feuling and Ed Breen of Fort Dodge state pres ident of the Young Democratic clubs were among the speakers Their addresses were interrupted by applause and cheering The governor reported briefly the achievements of the first democratic administration in Iowa in 40 years State officers for a two year term were to be elected at the afternoon meeting and a report received from the resolutions committee A dinner and dance were on the evening pro gram Empty Treasury Asserting that when we came into the statehouse in January 1933 the treasury was empty and the financial condition of the state was chaotic Governor Herring con trasted the results of the demo cratic administration with those preceding it He mentioned in this connection passage of the budget and financial control act and said that we col lected 5110000 more than we spent in the first quarter after the budget and financial control act clamped down and we collected a million more than we spent during the next quarter Large Primary Vote Breen in his final message as president urged the young demo crats to drive for a large democratic vote suggesting that they sell your neighbors on the idea of plac ing the stamp of approval on Frank lin Roosevelt by voting democratic in the spring State Democratic Chairman Feul ing told the convention to remem ber that their party was older than any individual and had always been called on by the country to lift the people out of a depression or other crisis into which someone else put us Candidates for the state presi dency included Lee O Ryan of Sioux City Jake Moore of Harlan and Upton Kepford of Waterloo RECORDS SET AS HOT SUN BURNS WHOLE MIDWEST North Iowa Bit Cooler After Mercury Hits 98 Here North Iowa was a trifle cooler Monday after a hot sun had sent temperatures soaring around the 100 degree mark Sunday Mason City had a 98 degree reading Sun day afternoon but the wind swung from the southeast to the north the air cooled off during the evening The mercury stood at74 at 8 oclock Monday morning The Iowa weather bureau fore cast possibly unsettled in the west part of Iowa Monday night and Tuesday The sun Sunday beat down with an August intensity sending the mercury to a record high for May of 100 at Sioux City while the low est reading reported Sunday night was 52 at Lamoni Kcokuk Has Loiv With the exception of Keokuk which recorded a high of SS all other stations reporting to the bu reau has readings ranging from 90 to 99 Motorists were out in shirt sleeves and straw hats and linen suits made their appearance on the streets Electric fans began to hum No general rain to relieve the un seasonable dry spell was in sight the bureau said Other Jowa maximum readings EJunday included Waterloo 99 Alta Carroll and Charles City 98 In wood Atlantic and Iowa Falls 97 Council Bluffs Dubuque and Forest City 96 Fort Dodge Des Moines Marshalltown and Iowa City 95 Clarinda Albia and Davenport 94 Burlington 93 Creston and Lamoni 92 Estherville and Cedar Rapids 90 Hot Winds Burn Hot winds burned across Minne sota North and South Dakota Ne braska and Iowa searing pastures and further endangering small grains In Iowa some communities faced a shortage of water and some farm ers were being forced to carry wat er for stock Pastures and hay crops were most seriously threatened A brief rain near Quincy 111 helped garden and truck crops but was insufficient to insure favorable crop conditions At Chicago the heat drove thousands to parks and beaches Forecasters predicted fair for Il linois Wisconsin Missouri Iowa Minnesota North and South Dako ta Nebraska andKansas indicating little relief from the drought wis in immediate prospect GRAIN MARKET SOARS UPWARD Wheat Advances Almost 4 Cents and Corn 2 on Drought News CHICAGO May 7 prices soared upward today wheat almost 4 cents and corn 2 cents as speculative buying broadened on news of continued drought in the midwest The May delivery of wheat sold at 85 cents the peak since April 16 while May corn hit July 51 and Sept the top for corn sonce April 12 Wheat closed only a fraction from the days high 2 to cents above Saturdays finish Des Moines Woman Ends Life by Lying Face Down in Creek DES MOINES May face down in a shallow creek Mrs Harriet E Green 62 ended her life at her home here today She was saved from a similar death yesterday when a grandson found her wandering along the creek bank Relatives said she had been de spondent over the drowning Satur day of Clyde Gilson nephew of a daughterinlaw N JOVIAL MOOD AS TRAIN BEARS HIM TO CHICAGO Says I Made Mistakes But They Were Not Dishonest ABOARD THE METROPOLI TAN LIMITED ENROUTE TO CHICAGO May 7 In ull was in his most jovial mood as he sped westward today on the list leg of his involuntary trip icme from Turkey He smoked a long black cigai and joked guyly with member1 ov lis party who came to the open door of his compartment to pass lie time of day There was some question as to vhelher ho would continue all thi vay to Chicago on this train R C Bunnerman state department rep resentative convoying the party ue clined to confirm reports that he vould be changed to another train enroute Iut in Drawing llonm Insull was given forward Jrawing room of a new steel Pull nan attached to the rear of the train especially to accommodate the party His son Samuel Jr and Burton Y Berry embassy secretary from Istanbul in whose custody the for Samucl Insull Jr is shown In New York as lie waited to meet his father tlic former util ities magnate who has been ex tradited from Turkey to faco trial in Chicago Associated Ttcss Illinois Judge Dies PEORIA 111 May 7 ludge John M Niehaus 79 died at ins home here early today AT CEDAR RAPIDS 1200 Employes of Packing Firm Begin Picketing Operations CEDAR RAPIDS May 7 Peaceful picketing was bMng main tained around the T M Sinclair and company packing plant here today by strikers who late last night voted to walk out in demand for recognition of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Work mens union for an increase in the base pay from 44 to 50 cents an hour and for a guaranteed work week similar to that granted in an other local industry The local union boasts a mem bership of 1297 and the plant nor mally employes 1100 men Work sit Standstill Although the plant was practical ly at a standstill today livestock was being received and the com panys trucks started on their morning deliveries Police cars es corted the trucks out of the grounds and policemen stationed at the gates kept traffic and the crowd moving Lewis Clark president of the lo cal union declared that requests for recognition have been made to Wil son and company and to the re gional labor board in Chicago He said an election of officers for a company union was to have been held today Harry A Palmer general rrfan ager of the plant declined to make a statement explaining he has not yet received formal demands from the strikers An official of Wilson and company Chicago with which the local plant is affiliated is ex pected here Truck Drivers Stopped Police were told that one truck driver A H Radeke had been stopped early this morning near the city limits and forced to return He was located and later was escorted out of the city on his way to Peoria Dan Kruidenier commissioner of public safety and Harry Johnson city attorney attended the workers meeting last night on trie invitation of Clark They conseled immediate arbitration of the difficulty and warned the men to use discretion in their actions 2 WARRANTS ISSUED CHICAGO May 7 Fed eral Judge Phillip L Sullivan at noon today issued two bench war rants for the arrest of Samuel Insull Sr One charged using the mails in a scheme to defraud and the other violation of the fed GO BACK TO WORK By THE ASSOCIATED PUESS A wholesale march of workers out of the strike lines into the shops and ordered Monday as four major labor disputes were settled Automobile industry strikes at St Louis and Kansas City a eather workers strike at Peabody Mass and a coal miners strike at Vtnder grift Pa ended bringing more turn ty pass 4 column It of Leo J Hassenhauer acting United States district at torney The warrants are ex pected to be served on Insull when he arrives here early to morrow on a train of the Penn sylvania railroad Before the warrants were is sued Attorney Floyd E Thomp son former chief justice of the Illinois supreme court conferred with Forest A Harness special assistant United States attorney general in regard to the setting of bond for Insull and procedure in the case irer magnate will remain until he reaches Chicago also assigned seats in the compartment Two department of justice agents Dr George B Corey of New York named by the government to look after Insults health luring the trip and five newspapermen made up the rest of the party After two years of exile Insull the fallen utilities czar was broujjit back to America today to make the important fight of my life Seeks Vindication He would seek not only freedom the aged prisoner said but com piete vindication I made they honest mistakes ho stated They were errors in judgment but not dishonest manipulations Those errors in judgment re ferred to his activities us head of a far flung utilities empire the col lapse of which resulted in charges of embezzlement larceny use of the mails to defraud and violation 01 the bankruptcy act being brought against him Swiftly and carefully guvern Tnm to pace 4 column 4 Map of North America Here is the map you have been waiting for Here the entire North American continent from the north ernmost tip of Greenland to the southernmost point on the Isthmus of Panama is gathered on one map for exclusive distribution through our Washington Information bu reau It is 21 by 28 inches in size in five colors and with time zones showing what time it is in other places when it is noon at Washing ton Ten cents the copy mailed Use coupon Mason City GlobcGnzettc Information Bureau Frederic I Hiiskin director Washington D C I enclose herewith 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for the Map of North America Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C ;