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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 14, 1934, Mason City, Iowa R S MEM or IOWA 2Vorf fc DAILY PAPER Edited for Home NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOHT1I 1OWANS NEIGHBORS E EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY SOC1ATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 14 1934 KKCTION ONE NO 186 War Waged on Oil Code Explain Motive in Attempt to Probe Administration By HERBERT PLUMMEB ASHINGTON May 14 Oil men explain priv ately that the motive back of the Strong reso lution calling for aninvestigation of the adminis tration of the oil code by a special house committee was to upset if possible federal allocation of pro duction Party lines dis appeared in the vote on the reso lution sponsored by the Texas congressmanatlarge serving his first term The house refused to order the investigation by a margin of 45 votes Administrators of the code have known for some time of growing discontent in some quarters against i the way they have handled things Threats of an investigation by con igress have been met with smiling assurances that they have no ob jections in fact would welcome such a move All along they felt that the move was inspired by those who believed the code was being administered in a too high handed fashion Supreme Court Appeal It is significant that the resolu tion was introduced in the house by a Texan and commanded the sup port of the states delegation The arguments advanced by them were that such an investigation would provide the various state regulatory groups with figures on which oil production quotas were based if it accomplished nothing else The supreme court has before it now an appeal brought by the United States from a decision in Texas mvalid Certain s Two companies challenged tne constitutionality of the section of the code permitting production re strictions Their contention was up held by the Texas court which quashed indictments charging the companies with violating the code The court is expected to make its decision the first NRA case to reach it this session before it ad journs for the summer either late in May or early in June TexasCalifornia Clash Under the code Texas is allotted approximately 45 per cent of the na tional market for oil The remaining 55 per cent is split up among the other 17 oilproducing states When the Strong resolution was called up rather unexpectedly for disposal by the house it was imme diately assailed as an attempt to embarrass tne administrations re covery program California representatives de scribed it as the first attempt to bore in on the recovery porgram1 California is one of Texas strong est rivals in oil production The fact that 134 votes were mus tered in support of such an investi gation would seem to indicate that the vexing problem of production allocation by states is still very much alive FLYERS HOP FROM N Y FOR ROME GETS RANSOM DEMAND Pension Payments Are Made by 617 in Worth NORTHWOOD May dents of Worth county to the num ber of 617 have made payment to date under the new old age pension Jaw according to L Mostrom coun ty treasurer There were 1087 sub ject to this law enumerated in Northwood Assessor E J McQuat ters reports Mrs Mary Fisher who be 98 in June was the oldest one listed by him FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Mon day night and Tuesday Cooler in the north central portion Monday nigbt vith light frost in the northeast portion MINNESOTA Fair tonight and Tuesday cooler in east Monday night light to locally heavy frost in east and north portions rising temperature Tuesday in northwest LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 58 Minimum in Night 39 At 8 A M Monday Figures for 24 hour period ending cU S oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 60 Minimum in Night 40 Rainfall 19 of an Inch Report of Gun Battle With Hijackers Not Confirmed LOS ANGELES May 11 The backfire of an automobile and the suspicion of an emissary with a black bag containing 560000 ran som money that hijackers were af ter him terminated with dramatic suddenness today a move that had been expected would result in re lease of William FGettle kidnaped Beverly Hills millionaire First reports were that the spe cial emissary had shot it out with hijackers but later reports to the police failed to disclose any shoot ing Meanwhile there was definite evi dence that the abducted millionaire was alive and it was believed that the halt in negotiations with the kidnapers was temporary Picks Up Two Notes The emissary had picked up two I penciled notes on the trail leading to the ransom rendezvous those notes declared to have been in the handwriting of Gettle and detailing route instructions Meanwhile Ernest E Noon fam ily attorney who has been conduct ing negotiations with the kidnap ers was at Downey a few miles away in hopes of soon meeting the millionaire wiiolast midnight Wanapedfrom his country estate at Arcadia east of here The apparent shots and presence of three cars of which he was sus picious just after he had picked up the second note caused the emis sary to stop his automobile to the nearest sheriff substation at May wood Identity Concealed The special intermediarys identi ty the authorities said they wished to conceal First of the dramatic episodes of the day was the journey of the spe cial emissary to a spot in lonely Laurel canyon back in the Holly wood Hills to which Noon was di rected to send him with the money to look for a stake with a message The emissary located the stake and at the foot of it found this note Note From Gettle E E Noon Go to Grenshaw boulevard and turn south to Flor ence Turn east on Florence to Al ameda street south on Alameda street to Florence and watch very carefully on right hand until you see white rag on stick stuck in ground Stop and look at the foot of stake and you will find more in Tom to Pajtc 3 Column 2 WORKERSllT ATDESMOINES Walk Out of Packing Plant as Meetings Are Held at 2 Others DES MOINES May 11 Workers started walking out at the Iowa packing plant shortly before 10 a m today Employes still were working at the Bookey and Des Moines packing plants After a conference this morning between laders of the amalgamat ed meat cutters and butchers work mens union and H J Nelson pres ident of the Iowa Packing company Henry Brady president of the local union and J L Slobaske of Chicago international organizer for the union said the workers demands had been refused by the company Slobaske said that conferences would be held today at the other plants to determine what action would be taken there The local union demands a 10 per cent raise in wages a reduction of working hours from 40 to 32 a week and the signing of an arbitra tion agreement to govern questions that may arise between plant offi cials and individual meat cutters The union demands were made yesterday after a meeting at the bes Moines trades and labor as sembly Aprroximately 800 workers are involved in the negotiations of which 700 are employes of the Iowa Packing company and the remain der divided between the other two plants Ernest 15 Noon Beverly Hills Oil attorney was named Intermediary to ef fect the release by ransom of William F Gettle millionaire held by kidnapers He reported receiving telephone demands for Asso ciated Press Report Firing by on Amur River Japanese Says Manchukuoan Sailor Killed and One Wounded TOKIO May 11 A Japanese army report said today that rifle fire from Russian military positions on the Russian bank of the Amur river Saturday killed one Manchu kuoan sailor and wounded another aboard a steamer The army report made no men tion of advices from Tsitsihar to the newspaper Asahi that a detach ment of Japanese troops bound for duty at Heiho was aboard the ves sel The war office declined to com ment A spokesman said the gov ernment of the Japanese protected empire of Manchukuo was investi gating He said a protest might be made to Moscow The shooting took place near the confluence of the Amur and Sun gari rivers The Amur forms the northern boundary of Manchukuo A Rengo Japanese news agency dispatch from Hsinking Chang capital of Manchukuo said the foreign office was preparing a protest to the soviet consulgeneral at Harbin Manchukuo Tokio government officials ex pressed the opinion that serious RussoJapanese friction as a result of the incident was unlikely in view of the serious efforts being made by both governments recently to arrive at a friendly solution of Russo Japanese issues PhysicianGovernor Ushers Citizen of Arizona Into World FLAGSTAFF Ariz May 11 LV1 Dr Benjamin Nocur governor of Arizona took time off from his of ficial duties to usher another Ari zona citizen into the world Enroute here the governor was stopped by residents of Tonto basin and hurried to the home of David Holliday for est service employe A short time later a son was born to the Holli days He was named Benjamin So Ions From DroughtArea to Ask Relief Rains Predicted But Further Damage to Crops Feared WASHINGTON May 11 Mi Members of congress from the na tions great drought stricken area organized today to demand an im mediate and widespread relief pro ram Meanwhile there were forecasts of light showers over the farm belt but some administration officers expressed fear of an expanded de struction of crops In a caucus the house members selected a committee of nine head ed by Representative Sinclair R N Dak to cooperate with admin strative agencies in meeting the Immediate emergency and to handle my legislation that may become necessary to afford future relief un il the section can rehabilitate it Gllhttp in rroup The committee whose members are Sinclair Gillette f lowal Hoidale D Minnl Hildebrandt D S Dak1 Boilcau R Carpenter D Nebr1 Meeks CD Ayers D Mont and Jenckes D probably will confer shortly with President Roosevelt Representative Kvale FL Minn told the meeting the admin istrations plan for immediate re lief being worked out by represen tatives of the agriculture depart ment the farm credit administra tion and the administration and ihat those agencies planned to nake a report directly to the pres dent tomorrow Cut AH Red Tape They are making every effort to ut nil red tape and handle this ion sympathetically Kvale said Representative Christianson R Minn apparently voiced the gen eral belief of the meetings when he U S WITNESS IN DILLINGER CASE REPORTED GONE Sought by Police Day Before Beginning of Frechette Trial 1I34 Ity the Associated ST PAUL May 14 im portant government witness in the case of three defendants charged with harboring John Dillinger has disappeared and today 21 hours be fore the scheduled opening of the trial the department of justice was frantically searching for her Object of the extended search is Mrs Dolores Smart attractive 22 year old Minneapolis blond who was released on her own recognizance to appear at the trial of Evelyn Fre chette halfbreed Indian sweetheart of the notorious killer Dr Clayton May of Minneapolis and his nurse Mrs Augusta Salt j One of Strong Links I The government it was learned j from a reliable source had banked on Mrs Smarts testimony as one of the strong links in its chain of evidenceagainst Dr May and Mrs Salt Mrs Smart whose husband is re ported living in California was a patient and friend of Dr May Ac cording to information in possession of the department of justice the young woman accompanied Dr May to the apartment at 3300 Fremont Minneajigha onjat least one physi cian treated Dillingerfor a bullet wound The desperado was wounded in the leg when he shot his way out of a St Paul apartment house on March 31 Turren Into Custody A few days after Dr May and Mrs Salt were arrested federal agents took Mrs Smart in custody She was questioned about her asso ciation with the defendants and START NEW YORKROME FLIGHT Attempt to Pay Gettle Ransom Fails EMISSARY FLEES FROM SCENE AS AUTO BACKFIRES said the drought was a national then released with the understand calamity and should be met by I ing that she was to appear as a gov outright relief contributions from the government I believe this situation is going to require a recasting of the whole relief program Christianson said Instead of spending millions for postoffices and customs houses we are going to have to feed fanners and their livestock 2 Point Program It is going to tax the resources of this government to the utmost to keep people alive He added he favored a two point program first the allocation of generous funds to meet the im mediate emergency and second a direct appropriation from congress to care for drought victims during the coming year Kvale said farm administration officials had indicated to him they probably would permit lands pre ernment witness at the trial It was learned that the govern ment will attempt to show that Ur May was with Mrs Smart several times during the four days that Oil linger lay wounded in Mrs Salts home and at 3300 Fremont avenue the apartment of Mrs Beth Green thereby refuting his claims that he was in fear of his life Mrs Green also charged with conspiracy to con ceal and harbor the Indiana killer has pleaded guilty and was expected to be the governments star wit ness in the trial slated to open at 10 a m tomorrow Demanded by Chinese Bandits to Free American viously withdrawn from production j tn lw for forage ournoses HANKOW Cluna May 11 to be used for forage purposes Investigate Theft of Cash From Safe OTTUMWA May 11 whereabouts of in cash stolen from a safe in the Fraukel ladies readytowear store here yesterday was being investigated here today The safe was found blown open yes terday morning The safe crackers had entered the building by cutting TWOTHIRDS OF STATE HAS RAIN Less Moisture Reported in West Central Iowa Than Any Other Part DES MOTNES May 11 ficient rain to germinate corn fell in about twothirds of the state over the weekend the weather bu reau reported today In contrast to the extreme heat of less than a week ago light frost was forecast for the northeast por tiontonight The frost may do some damage to tender crops in the low lands The extreme south central part of Iowa received the heaviest rain fall which was sufficient to bring out the pastures and probably re plenish the water supply temporar ily Lamoni reported a rainfall of 281 inches Albia 148 inches and Clar inda T20 inches Less rain was reported from the west central than any other por tion Iowa also experienced another duststorm Sunday morning which however was of less intensity than several others which have swept across the state this spring The highest temperature reported in the state Sunday was 71 at La a hole in the wall of the second floor j moni and Fort Dodge with a low of the building where the store is i last night of 37 at Cedar Rapids Bandits under the command of the dread general Ho Lung demanded ransom today for the kid naped American missionary the Rev Howard Smith of Washington Pa Smith was seized by renegades May 8 near the Penghsien in Szech wan province The ransom demand was commun icated to the Christian Missionary Alliance headquarters here Mission and United States con sular authorities were considering means of obtaining the missionarys release but gave no thought to the bandits demands since the missions policy is not to pay ransom for kid naped members Besides attaches said the mission has no funds for the purpose CAPT GEORGE POND CJESARE SABFXU Cupt George Pond left and Cesare Sabelli are shown in the of their plane Leonardo le Vinci at Floyd Bennett airport Now York iMiforo the start of their projected nonstop flight from New York City to Home Itnly FORMER IOWAN AT CONTROLS AS SHIP TAKES OFF Pond and Sabelli Hope to Make Italian City Without Stop i BROOKLYN N Y May 11 At i George R Pond and Lieut Ccsarc Sabelli soared away from Floyd Bennett field at a m eastern standard time today with tlie announced intention of reaching Rome without a stop They said their large orange and maroon monoplane could make the 4500 mile flight in about 40 hours Pond a former navy flyer and Sabelli one time Italian war ace had been planning the flight for months They had hoped originally to make the attempt last fall but abandoned the idea because of un avorable weather Their plane Leonardo de Vinci vith 6SO gallons of gasoline car enough fuel to last more than 10 hours Report Favonible Winds Weather reports indicated favor able winds but noted a low pres ure area over the North Atlantic coast which the flyers said they vould fly over They set a course over Cape Race N F and the great circle route Man Held for Murder Accused After Attack Victims Body Is Found in Park SAN FRANCISCO May 11 Twentyone hours after the broken body of Miss Louise leppesen 23 Utah girl was found in Golden Gate park Millard Hickman port engineer for the Matson navigation company was booked by police on a murder charge here today Hickman admitted Capt of In spectors Charles Dullea said that Miss Jeppesen member of a prom inent Ogden and Salt Lake City family was in his apartment until 3 a m Sunday but that she then left alone The girl whose body was found about an hour later in the park was criminally attacked beaten and strangled with a belt and scarf torn from her ensemble outfit po lice said Dancing and Drinking Captain Dullea said Hickman 10 years old was in a party of four dancing and drinking with Miss Jeppesen Saturday night and into Sunday Hickman Captain Dullea said declared he had no knowledge of the girls death Others in the party who were CONGRESS GETS HOME HELP BILL Roosevelt Message Seeks Federal Insurance of Private Financing WASHINGTON May 14 Legislation requested by President Roosevelt which democratic leaders said would provide possibly several billion dollars for home construc tion and improvements was intro duced today in congress Government insurance of private and repair was proposed by the president in a message to congress today The president urged action at this session on the twofold program which he said would add to employ ment and provide tangible useful wealth in a form for which there is great social and economic need Loans for modernization would be mpde by private agencies which would be insured by governmental agencies against loss up to a certain VJLlltis IH LUU iJttii LV iiiv TIWIU j c IT questioned were Thomas Dee 40 percentage of their advances official of an engineering concern and Miss Blanche McKay attrac tive blond residing at a San Fran cisco hotel Dee and Miss McKay both of whom declared they left Hickmans apartment prior to Miss Jcppesens departure and knew nothing of her death were released by police shortly before dawn after several hours of questioning Did Not Know Girl Miss McKay said she was employ ed as a stenographer by the federal government and insisted she did not know Miss Jeppesen The police got me out of a sick bed to pile all this on me she said I know nothing and dont know I why Im here j Hickman who told police he first i met Miss Jeppesen May S through j Deu was quoted by Captain Dullea as saying At no time have my relations with her advanced beyond a proper state She Became Angry Miss Jeppesen Captain Dullea said Hickman claimed passed out during the Saturday night party Hickman added the police inspector said that he tried to make her com fortable but when he attempted to remove her shoes she became angry and left the apartment She left alone Hickman was quoted as declaring That vas about 3 a m I did not leave my room at all Assistant District Atty Peter Mullins who participated in the in vestigation however said employes Mortgage Insurance Mutual mortgage insurance under governmental direction to enable private agencies to make first mortgage loans on newly construct ed houses up to 80 per cent of the appraised value of the property would be provided New mortgages would be allowed on existing homes up to 60 per cent o fthe appraised value of the property The loans would usually carry not more than 5 per cent interest The president proposed further federal insurance for share and cer tificate holders in building and loan associations similar to the insur ance provided for bank depositors Federal Supervision Also Mr Roosevelt would provide incorporation of mortgage associa tions under federal supervision to increase the amount of mortgage funds available in regions where in terest rates are unduly high Modernization of commercial and industrial structures said the president is envisioned as well as residential but the new features providing governmental assistance are confined largely to home im movements NATIVE OF BELMOND BELMOND May citizens today watched interest edly the progress Capt George Pond native of Belmond who started on a transAtlantic flight from New York to RomewitJi iaeut Captain Pond was bora tnd reared in Belmond He hag rel atives living here who recently received a letter from him telling them of his proposed flight If successful in the flight he said he planned to fly to Belmond Plans for giving him an enthu siastic reception have already been informally discussed Captain Pond is a former navy aviator If the weather turns bad they said they may abondon the attempt to make Rome and land in France or Spain Todays attempt is the first transAtlantic flight of the year Only a few friends of the flyers were at the airport to see them off The sky was overcast as the big plane soared away The plane made a perfect takeoff rising easily into the air after a run of about 1000 feet Pond at Controls Pond who was at the controls kept the plane at an altitude of 10 feet as it flew over Jamaica bay then banked it sharply and darted away toward the northeast It had disappeared from sight leas than five minutes after leaving the ground The Leonard da Vinci is pow ered with a Wright J6 motor capa ble of developing 300 horsepower It has a maximum speed of 150 miles an hour and a cruising speed of 120 miles Lives in New York The flyers are carrying a wireless receiver and have made arrange ments for hourly weather reports Sabelli is 37 years old and lives hi New York His flying suit was Tarn 1o rnfte B Tolnmn 61 Everybodys Song Book 40 Killed and 100 Injured When Huge Gas Tank Explodes HONG KONG May 14 Forty persons were estimated killed today and 100 injured when the ex plosion of a huge gas tank at West Point Victoria laid waste a resi dential section All of those killed and injured were of them women and children Flames which followed the blast destroyed a tenement block of seven houses opposite the tank The ex plosion shattered buildings in an adjoining block The sheet of flame which shot from the exploding gas tank appar ently cut off the inhabitants of the tenement houses before they could i they had seen Hickman enter the I Strcator at a farm home three There are 205 carefully selected and edited songs complete with I words and music in Everybody Song Book now being offered to it readers by this newspaper The ar rangements are In keys which bring the music within the range of most voices The harmonization is very pleasing This little book is 6xH inches in size has 144 pages with an attractive durable cover printed in three colors The price is only 20 cents postpaid Use coupon AJfeged Slayer Who Made Break Caught STREATOR 111 May 14 Vincent Okaren 20 year old al leged slayer who escaped from of ficers who were transferring him to Ottawa 111 was captured by at the hotel apartment reported j Chief of Police Harry Reynolds of j located 39 at Waterloo reach safety after the blast elevator witli the girl miles northwest of here Mason City GlobeGazette Intornmtion Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C I inclose 20 cents in coin care fully wrapped for Everybodys Song Book Name Street State aiiil 0 C C ;