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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 2, 1934, Mason City, Iowa V NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI K CENTS A COPT ED PRESS LEASED WIRE SRJKVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONK NO 19 9A Herbert OPENING INSTALLMENT FOREWORD The author wlihn to perfectly plain that the people and events of thin story ire entirely fictitious and that while the methods of dccodlnB mesiuiKM dlscoverlnt secret wrtUnj and running down spies are similar to those employed during the war by the United State Secret Service and the American Black Chamber they are not Identical and no official secrets have been disclosed CHAPTER 1 JOEL CARTER regarded herself critically in the tall mirror of the old black walnut dresser All the furnishings of the room were old not old enough to have grace or quaintness but old enough to be shabby and ugly Among these boarding house relics Joel looked very trim and young in her severe dress She had the air of being in uniform which was what she wished for all Washington was in uniform The evening before hei officer brother had looked very smart in his naval outfit quite as smart as any of the officers in the restaurant Robert Lee was in her eyes handsomer and of a more distinguished bearing than thte others as who would not be with such a name Robert Lee Carter Nevertheless Joel had been uneasy about the expense of that dinner and had wished to halve it Robert Lee had refused A farewell dinner it was There was to be no more shore leave Expect to sail any time he said But beyond that he knew nothing or professed to know nothing Joel though she did not air her knowledge knew more than he That was because she was near the center of things n the Black Chamber itself Romantic name the Black Chamber She walked the streets sometimes with the sense of great importance Vital diplomatic secrets were locked in her breast It was true that a good many others shared these secrets and that her redoubtable boss Nathaniel Green baf did not when you came to jink about it let out anything of i importance Yet there was no f doubt that he knew these things and to be near him and to take his Hictation was in a sense to share Joel turning before the glass land endeavoring to see her shoul ders and hips wondered if Mr i Greenleaf would notice and approve her costume Probably not Mr Greenleaf seemed unaware of her clothes and often of her She might be a dictograph His indifference 353 i iff rather piqued her at times And at times it commanded her respect Men usually were not indifferent to Lj her f To0 Good to Last Joel gave a final touch of powder to her nose anc ran downstairs to her breakfast Mrs Harris of the fine old southern Harrises set a marvelous table so good that all the clerks and stenographers who Zived in her boarding house crossed I their fingers and knocked on wood when speaking of it Obviously it could not last and Mrs Harris must sometime retire bankrupt Even Joel too Ut louch of a lady to bea money mak rj Joel respected her for her patri cian incapacity1 Southerners she re flected were like that Still she was working for a damyankee herself No she had learned that was inex act In the north only New England ers were Yankees whereas Mr Greenleaf was from Indiana where the authors come from and funny Captain Cohen was from New York Side no doubt And Captain Martin was from Iowa or some re mote place She ought to be at least a lieutenant herself she and Mary Burns In these days of womans rights why not Joel eating delicious waffles and bacon pursued her reflections and ignored the two war department clerks who tried to engage her at tention They retired baffled It wasnt that she snubbed them or put on airs She was polite and even gracious It was as though they just Turn to Fage 13 Column 1 Hunger Marchers Prepared to Move on N Y State Capitol ALBANY N Y Nov 2 Two hundred hunger marchers prepared to move today on the state capitol there to present their de mands for winter relief Answering the request of Governor Lehman Mayor John Boyd Thacher second said the marchers would be per mitted to go to the capitol if they orderly Reward Offered FORT MADION Nov 2 reward of has been offered for detection of the gang which looted the Sheaffer Pen factory here of approximately 580000 in merchandise FORECAST IOWA Unsettled showers Friday night and in southeast and extreme east portions Sat urday warmer east and south portions Friday night colder central and west portions Sat urday MINNESOTA Unsettled showers in east portion Friday night and possibly in northeast portion Saturday morning Somewhat warmer in east por tion Saturday night colder Sat urday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at f Oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 4X Minimum in Nijrh SO At 8 A M Friday 33 HELEN M BREWER ARRESTED Policemen Shoot Pig Lose Jobs Frances Perkins and Iowa Labor Leaders Confer Secretary Says Unions Are Open to Criticism in Labor Disputes DBS MOINES Nov 2 Frances Perkins secretary of labor said here today in a conference with Iowa labor leaders that labor unions which quarrel with employ ers over recognition and arbitra tion without a specific issue are open to criticism and are makins solutions of labor problems more difficult Here to address 7000 public school teachers tonight at a state convention Miss Perkins spent the morning in conference with J C jewis Iowa federation of labor pres ident and other state labor officials Employers are not interested in abstract recognition or arbitration she said They shy off from it and cant understand what labor expects of them lowa Has firiprpved Lewis told Miss Perkins that gen eral working conditions in Iowa have shown a marked improve ment and was told in return by Miss Perkins that rapid progress is being made in the plan for social in surance legislation on which she said a report was expected to be made to the president the first week in December by the special cabinet committee of which she is a mem ber Answering queries of the Iowa labor heads Miss Perkins said the reason for failure of automotive and rubber industry workers to gain col lective bargaining rights was their unwillingness to bind themselves to a specific union Journeyman Members have generally been journeyman union members but m the automobile field they wanted general unions to permit them to change from one type of work to another without craft or plant re strictions she said Miss Perkins said that reports of a disagreement between herself and Gen Hugh S Johnson former NRA administrator were absolute ly erroneous She said she just happened to be in the executive of fices when General Johnson stormed out in a rage and no attempt was made to deny the rumor because such action would only lend it dig nity CHANGE COUNSEL FOR HAUPTMANN Reilly Replaces Fawcett as Lawyer for Lindy Baby Slayer Suspect NEW YORK Nov 2 J Reilly a Brooklyn attorney today replaced James M Fawcett as coun sel for Bruno Richard Hauptmann held in New Jersey on a charge of murdering the Lindbergh baby an associate of Reilly announced today Reillys associate Morris Edel baum also announced that Lloyd Fisher a Flemington N J attor ney had been retained as associate counsel Negotiations for the change in defense counsel were completed and the selections were made by Mrs Hauptmann today Edelbaum said The associate also said that Reillys retention will be confirmed when the lawyer meets Hauptmann at the Flemington N J jail Mon day morning Fawcett was not in his office at the time Edelbaum made his an nouncement but it was said that an announcement would be forthcom ing from him later An associate said that Fawcett of late frequently characterized as rumors reports that he was dropping out of the case Edelbaum would not discuss any reasons for the change INSULL SAYS HIS PAY CHECK WAS HALF A MILLION Claims He Was Worth It Tells About His Flight CHICAGO 111 Nov 2 teen salaries paid to Samuel Insull by his companies gave him a pay check of roughly a half million dol lars in 1930 and 1931 Insull testi fied today under cross examination in the mail fraud against him Prosecutor Leslie E Salter listed the 10 salaries in as many questions to all of which Insull answered yes sir Insull had testified that he formed the first of his investmpnt trusts Insull Utility Investments to insure control of his huge public utility system Had Personal Motive You also had a personal motive did you not in wanting to maintain the Insull management Sater asked Excuse me said Insull what do you mean Well you were receiving from these various Insull companies in the neighborhood of half a million dollars a year in salary Yes sir To that extent at least you had some personal motive in wanting to see the control of kelpt by didnt you Salter asked dryly You may think that is the mo tive said Insull I dont Straight to Jury Then Insull took this point straight to the jury Turning to them he said I will say to the jury that I received these salaries and J think that ordinarily gentlemen the laborer is worthy of his hire His salaries made a total for 1929 of 5481000 Insulls salaries not only held dur ing 1930 and 31 but he received two raises he testified under questioning His salary from the Midland United company was raised from in 1929 to a year for 1930 and 31 he said and his salary from the Peabody Coal company was raised in 193i to Entitled to Pay After a lifetime devoted to this business and creating so much value he is entitled to pay Insull went on lawyers receive fees Salter turned the testimony then to the formation of the Corporation Securities company the ill fated In sull investment trust which crashed with a loss of to inves tors Insull admitted that he put 152 000 shares of stock into the corpor ation and took out 90000 shares of its stock then worth on the market Insull parried questions designed to show that the stock he took out was payment for the stock he put in but after four questions admit ted that it covered the cost Watches Prosecutor The 74 year old defendant watch ing Salter wearily but addressing his answers to the jury also fenced when Salter tried to win an admis sion that the new corporation started business with no other asset than the stock turned in by Insull and that turned in by Halsey Stuart and company investment bankers By the way said Salter the only assets turned in when the com pany started were these 300000 shares of stock is that correct That was the only asset the com panv had That is so of any new corpora tion that is going to do financing Insull responded Not Fair Question You are going into something else said Salter Isnt it true That is hardly a fair question said Insull or else I do not under stand you Salter dropped the subject Insull insisted he wanted to answer I would say yes said Insull after reflection but it gives a prejudicial interpretation of the sit uation Raising his voice to shouting pitch Insull had told the jury hear ing government charges of mail fraud against him that he fled across Europe in 1932 to avoid being prosecuted as part of a polit ical campaign purely Finishes Testimony With his own story of his Euro pean travels and testimony about Turn to Page 2 Column 4 Hopkins Raps Republicans on Aid Stand Accuses Party Chiefs of Complete Lack of Sympathy WASHINGTON Nov 2 Harry L Hopkins relief adminis trator accused the republican high command today of a complete lack of understanding or sympathy for the underprivileged class of Amer a Answering statements by Henry P Fletcher republican national chairman that the Roosevelt ad ministrator has been playing poli tics with relief money Hopkins said at his press conference Sees Clear Implication The clear implication of this campaign being conducted by the former ambassador coun try was that that the republicans are saying they wont take care of the destitute unemploy ed if they should get back into power Their attack indicates a com plete lack of understanding or sym pathy for the underprivileged class of America This business of relief funds in fluencing elections buying votes is ridiculous It is disturbing in only one takes a lot of my time that ought to be spent taking care of the unemployed Grants at Usual Time Our November grants to the states were made at the usual time If wed stepped up contributions or VARNUM RIFFLE ADMIT THEY HAD BEEN DRINKING Farmer Accosts 2 Men Dragging His Animal Out to Road Frank Varnum and Gerald Riffle night patrolmen were indefinitely suspended from the Mason City po lice force Thursday night by Chief E J Patton following the investi gation of their shooting of a pig on the Eugene Van Note farm north west of Mason City The men were removed from the force for conduct unbecoming an officer after having admitted that they Wednesday afternoon killed a pig and dragged it from the Van Note pasture to the road before they were discovered Both ad mitted they had been drinking Dragged Pig to Koiid A passing motorist seeing the two men with the pig near the south line of the Van Note farm notified Mr Van Note who accosted the pair just as they dragged the pig to the road beside the car apparently bent on loading it into the machine There followed some argument the upshot of which was that the farmer called Sheriff J M Robert son to the scene The sheriff not knowing what he was called for met the car driven by the two policemen and noticed they turned around and followed him US ACCUSES HER HouseLoan Rates to Be Held Down F R Launches Drive for 10 Year Boom in Building WASHINGTON Nov 2 President Roosevelt overruling his aousing administrator on interest rates to aid the great mass of our people launched today a gigantic iiome building campaign which may aim at a construction boom during the next 10 years Setting a basic maximum inter est rate of 5 per cent for the whole nation the administration announ ced regulations under which loans for home building will be insured up to 80 per cent of the appraised value James A Moffett former Stand ard Oil executive whom the presi dent drafted to be hishousing ad ministrator thought ttie interest would be 6 per cent in some sections but the president disagreed Firm In Conviction I am firm in the conviction he told Moffett in an open letter that every practical attempt at lowering the cost of homes to the great mass of our people is worthy oc our best efforts It is time to make these lower interest rates apply to every part of the country Besides the 5 per cent interest there will he a service charge of of one per cent yearly on new homes as well as an insurance premium of the same amount a year Besides aiming to encourage new for their attack What would the republicans do It they were in office The only im plication is that they would stop paying unemployment funds They are afraid to say thats what they mean 1000 MINERS IN TWO HOUR FIGHT Use Stones and Clubs None Badly Hurt but Scores Cut Bruised WTLKESBARRE Pa Nov 2 JP than a thousand members of rival a pattle with stones and clubs at dawn today at the number 7 col liery of the Susquehanna Collieries company at Nanticoke Scores were cut and bruised but none seriously hurt in the fight which raged for two hours The riot was precipitated by ef forts of the newly formed United Anthracite Miners in Pennsylvania to close the colliery in protest against the alleged dismissal of sev eral of their members United Mine Workers of America sought to keep the mine in opera tion The fighting extended from the colliery entrance over an area of several city blocks and from the sides and tops of culm banks some of them 50 feet high Automobiles were overturned sticks and stones were hurled and hand to hand fights broke out in a dozen places Nanticoke police were helpless to stop the battle By 9 a m Manticoke was quiet The crowd dispersed after scores of the United Anthracite miners were routed Special guards were to patrol the region today company officials an nounced Southern Iowa Leads in Debt Moratoriums OKLAHOMA CITY Nov 2 Only the southern federal district of Iowa exceeds the western federal court district of Oklahoma in the number of debt moratoriums per mitted under the FrazierLemke bankruptcy act Theodore Filson federal court clerk here said In the western Oklahoma district 170 farmers have filed petitions with an estimated total indebtedness of SI 360000 In the southern Iowa dis trict Filson said 179 petitions had been filed Many Measles Cases Reported GENEVA Nov epidemic of measles is spoiling this week of vacation for many families Grade attendance will probably be below normal next week because of the disease and then learned the Van Note call At that time the policemen told the sheriff they ran into a pig in the road and after wards shot it At the scene of the shooting Mr Van Note showed the sheriff the marks in the pasture showing the pig had been dragged a distance of 25 feet to the road Changed Seats The sheriff ordered the men to exchange seats in the car so that Riffle would be at the wheel fol lowing which they drove1 back to the city Afterwards Van Note settled for the price of the hog and declined to file charges against the men When Chief Patton was informed of the situation he immediately went into an investigation and af ter consultation with City Manager E H Crofoot dismissed the men Thursday night While both are dismissed inves tigation is still taking place to de termine to what extent each par ticipated in the incident ADMITS HAVING 6REMER MONEY Mclaughlin Exonerates Son Charged With Handling of Ransom ST PAUL Nov 2 a statement to federal department of justice operatives John J Mc Laughlin Chicago politician took full responsibility for handling part of the Edward G Bremer ransom money it was learned here today He exonerated his son John J McLaughlin Jr charged with the same offense The fathers state ment resulted in the quashing of the indictment against his son The dismissal was granted by Federal Judge M M Joyce at the request of the government The elder McLaughlin has been at liberty on bond This was reduced to at the request of his counsel The case against him was contin ued to the April term of court along with those of William E Vidler and Philio J Delaney arrested with the McLaughlins in Chicago last summer on the same charge Vidlet and Delaney earlier this week were freed on bonds each Police Squad Auto Is Stolen at Sioux City SIOUX CITY Nov 2 respecters of persons thieves early this morning stole a police squad car from in front of a restaurant into which Detectives Claude Bled soe and Everett Smith had gone to eat In the car were a shotgun ana a rifle surance of mortgages on existing dwellings up to 80 per of ap praised value and for the organiza tion of mortgage loan companies to sell securities based on mortgages To Approve Mortgages The first mortgages are expectec to be approved by the housing ad ministration within a day or two Loans will be made by banks and other private agencies none by the government The Roosevelt administration an nounced no total sum which it hoped would pour out in this new effort to stimulate the durable goods industries But Henry I Har riman president of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States suggested in a speech last night that the housing act could be used to stimulate worth of home building within a decade He stressed particularly the building of suburban or country homes for industrial workers on fairly large plots so they could raise much of their own food and thus become partly independent of wages It has been noted that Har rimans ideas in this respect closely resemble those of the Roosevelt ad ministration By Mass Production Declaring such homes could be built by mass production for or less he told the National Paint Varnish and Lacquer associ ation With an accumulated shortage of housing in this country now and with the undoubted impetus there is to slum clearance and to more adequate housing I believe a hous ing program that would contemplate Turn tn Fftff 2 Column 1 HELEN M BREWER MORE PROMISES CHARGES HEARD Political Campaign Time for Iowa Narrowed Down to Four Days By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Iowas political vote scramble Fri dy brought additional promises additional denials of charges ant additional indictments of opposing candidates as campaign time nar rowed to four days Gov Clyde L Herring ina speech for delivery at EstherviUe todaj said the new Iowa securities ac andihe nationalSecurities law were a protection to the Iowa in vestor against wildcat stocks He cited the laws as an exampl of cooperation between the na tional and state administration and declared the new deal close the door before the horse wa stolen When these laws came in particularly our own blue sky law Insullism and the sale of wilclca ACCUSED OF NOT PAYING TAXES IN BUS FIRM SALE isappears From Office of St Paul Marshal Hunt Started ST PAUL Nov 2 Arrested n a charge of failure to pay in ome tax Mrs Helen M Brewer ormerly of Mason City Iowa and nown as the girl bus queen of owa disappeared from the office f U S Marshal Bernard S Ander on where she was held to await a ourt appearance In the office were P L Aaarhus pecial revenue agent Steve A icha chief deputy marshal and Jrs Ardella Kalmen a deputy Picha was called from the office and soon after Aarhus left Mrs Brewer walked out behind him un molested Check on Story On Mr Pichas return he was told she had gone to the district attor neys office with Aarhus A check showed this was not true and a search was started Mr Brewer vho with his son had accompanied his wife insisted she would return A search was started for her however She was arrested in Min neapolis this morning and was to appear before Federal Judge M M Joyce this afternoon Failed to Fay Tax The charges grew out of the sale of the Red Ball Transit company to the Jefferson Transportation com pany Treasury agents here alleged she had sold the company for 000 half cash and notes jnd that she sublKquenUy discounted vtte securities went out Burg Let Down The old securities act of 192 passed unde a republican adminis tration let down the bars Thi new deal securities put an effect ive check on wildcat manipulations The Iowa law demands a full pic ture of the enterprise be presente the securities department before it stocks and bonds be sold Dan W Turner republican candi date Cor governor acclaimed in speech prepared for delivery at Mo ville Friday that if elected h would pledge the people that ther will be no twoway justice from th statehouse in Des Moines There will be one and the sam type of honest fair and fearlcs consideration for one and all fron the lowest ranking citizen to th highest state official The peopl know that I keep my promises Draws Word View Earlier in his prepared speech Turner drew a word view of what he termed honest government ver sus government by selfish inter ests home rule by the people ver sus political dictatorship from Des Moines and lower taxes versus higher taxes Iowa faces one of the most cru cial elections in its history next Tuesday The issues are so clsar Turn to 2 Column 2 either r Her husband ind ioil tei led her to the office of a United States marshal in St Paul where she was held pending her appear ance in court IN DAMAGE SUIT Mrs Brewer was last in the lime light when in September 1933 she was in court with a damage suit against the Firestone Tire and Rubber company the products of which she formerly warehoused out of Mason City When on this occasion Judge T A Beardmore directed a verdict for the defendant she gave the judge and other court officers a tongue lash ing For a time it was thought she would be cited for contempt but no such action was taken This however is only one of nu merous court actions in which Mrs Brewer has had a part back to the days when she as North Iowas bus queen operated the Red Ball Trans portation company Several actions are pending in the district court now Baron de Rothschild of Paris Dies at 89 PARIS Nov 2 Ed mond de Rothschild 89 a member of the famous banking dynasty died today at his home in Boulogne sur Seine Edmund de Rothschild was born Aug 19 1845 the son of Baron James de Rothschild who died in 1868 cent Logan only about 26 per pointed out Ask Only for Share We are not going to ask legislature for more money the but Teachers Seek Share of New Taxes for Schools Logan Says Education Has Been Forced to Take the Rap DBS MOINES Nov 2 islative committee workers of the Iowa State Teachers association laid plans here today to obtain from the legislature a share of new taxes for educational support to help remove the public schools as a red flag before the eyes of re volting taxpayers Schools have been made to take the rap in the revolt against prop erty taxes because they are forced to depend for 95 per cent of their revenue on property J M Logan of Waterloo association legislative committee chairman told 100 com mittee members at a special meet ing In reality the schools spend less than the state government alone and of the total cost of govern ment in Iowa the school revenue is only for a share of the added sources of revenue the sales and income taxes It is unjust and un fair that schools should be repre sented as spendthrifts of the tax dollar because they stand out so clearly as a sore spot to the prop erty owner With more than 7000 teachers registered a near capacity audi ence crowded the spacious shrine auditorium for the second general convention session today to hear Dr Charles J Woodbridge of Phila delphia Presbyterian foreign mis sions secretary Dr G Bromley Oxnam president of DcPauw uni versity and Frank Miles editor of the Iowa Legionaire To Spread Information The cooperation of schools in spreading information about the Turn tr Iaftr 2 pllimn 2t Meaning of Names Given Names is a booklet that lists all the better known names of both men anci women and gives their origin and meaning All the names are arranged alphabetically so that any name can be found in a moment The booklet opens up a fascinating field of study and diver sion and is a desirable addition to any library Copies of the booklet can be procured only through our Washington Information Bureau Inclose with your order 10 cents in coin securely wrapped to cover cost and handling Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for the book let on Giver Names1 Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C ;