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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 13, 1934, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WiHB SJCKV1CS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13 1934 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS F R Gets His Ideas Machinists Plaint Gives Thought to President SECTION ONE NO 28 By HERBERT PLUMMJER ASHINGTON Nov 13 There is no bet ter illustration of how the mind of President Roose velt works than that contained in his recent letter extending the life of the automo bile code for 90 days In his letter to William Green president of the American feder ation of labor and Alvin Mac auley president of the Automo bile manufacturers association Mr Roosevelt frankly stated there were a number of matters in the code with which he never had been sat isfied One of these concerned the possibility of having reasonable as surance of yearround employment in the industry It is not very useful he said to pay a man a day if he is employed only 65 days in the year Statements have been made that the average earnings of auto motive employes have been less than 900 per year for the entire group The Machinists View It is necessary to recall an in cident which occured as far back as early last spring to get the full t import of this suggestion It was during the time the automobile in dustry was beset by labor difficul ties In an effort to restore peace to the industry representatives of both the manufacturers and work ers were summoned to the white house for conferences with the pres ident In the latter group was an unknown automobile machinist During the discussion the presi dent is reported to have singled out this machinist and asked him what salary he was paid Ten dollarsa day he replied ade the reniark that 10 dollars a lay was rather a fair wage for f these times But Mr President the machin ist replied I worked only 65 days last year An Annual Wage That obscure machinist LIQUOR LAWS MUST BE ENFORCED Congress Faces Historic Electric Power Fight MASSES FORCES FOR REGULATION Opposition to Program of U S Development Crops Out WASHINGTON Nov 13 The Roosevelt administration is seeking to mass the resources of government behind a power offen sive that may lead to an historic fight before congress On the one side are those who de mand cheaper electric power and more drastic regulation on the other are those who warn against government in business and declare that attacks on power companies are a danger to private industry and investors high and low While the white house made pub lic a survey contending electricity users in northeastern states could save in their power bill one phase of the opposition to the administrations hydroelectric program cropped out in Cincinnati The Vision Asinine Calling the Tennessee valley au thority the vision asinine Appal achian Coals Inc began what is described as a nationwide campaign of opposition to the hydro program The organization a marketing agency for nearly 80 per cent of the southern bituminous mine field said coal furnishes c U S Uses Less Legal Liquor Bootlegger Is Blamed for Low Revenue Amount Third to Half of PreProhibition Day Volume EDITORS NOTE This is the second of three stories re garding the liquor business since repeal Unaware of Kidnap Excitement By MAX BOYD realize at the time that he started a thought in the mind of Mr Roosevelt which later was to be translated into action In this case what appeared to be a strong possibility of an outand out defeat for labor was changed to something wholly unexpected by I the automotive use of the presidents executive powers to forward an inquiry into the possi bility of having trie automobile in dustry arrange its affairs to pay an annual wage imto business A summary of a bulky report made after a three year survey in connection with the projected power development of tne St Lawrence by the New York state power author ity was issued by the white house IOWA MAN HANGS IF IN CELL Uses Sash Cord to End Life After Arrest for Rock Island Shooting ROCK ISLAND 111 Nov 13 T Allen McKee of Centerville Iowa who Sunday shot two bartend ers in a tavern here when they questioned the validity of an old fashioned hill hanged himself in the county jail here at p m today McKee had tied one end of a sash cord around his neck and threw the other end over a steam pipe It last night The survey was made at the order of President Roosevelt when he was governor of the em pire state The white house said the findings would vitally affect 7000000 customersfor electricity Considered Another Sign The action of the administration in issuing the document was consid ered 39 another sign that it will fight for ratification of the St Lawrence treaty in the next con gress Under the plan the St Law rence power would be distributed by private utilities provided suit able contacts could be agreed upon The white house summary said the report made under the chair manship of Frank P Walsh estab lished a yardstick whereby consum ers in New York Pennsylvania New Jersey and New England would be saved 5194000000 a year or 27 per cent has not been determined how gained possession of the rope he McKee police said had escaped from the Spirit Lake jail on Nov 5 He was being held there on an as sault charge The prisoner had refused to answer questions about himself but told officers he had won the and the gun found in his possession in a crap game in Davenport FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday Somewhat colder Tuesday niglit except in extreme south portion fair somewhat colder in east portion Tuesday night Wed nesday increasing cloudiness with rising temperature pos sibly some rain or snow in north portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 54 Minimum in Night 27 At 8 A M Tuesday l McAdoos Daughter and Actor Husband Call on Washington WASHINGTON Nov 13 Pretty Ellen Wilson MeAdoo de Onate and her handsome actor hus band came honeymooning today to this city where her grandfather was president and her father secretary of the treasury at the time of her birth They were as casual a honey mooning couple as ever crossed the continent to step off an early morn ing train Brice Claggett Washington law yer and soninlaw of Senator Mc Adoo met them at the train Hunt for Hamilton Again Proves Futile CHICAGO Nov 13 detectives with smoke bombs and machine guns searched a Halsted street apartment house last night for John Hamilton but found no trace of the companion of the late John Dillinger Hamilton has been frequently reported dead BIELtoTSfJOfiES CLAIM OF TAXES WASHINGTON Nov 13 pi Andrew W Mellon former secre tary of the treasury today labeled as impertinent scandalous and improper the claim of the internal revenue bureau for approximately more income taxes for WASHINGTON Nov 13 The country is drinlSig far less egal liquor than it did in prepro hibition years Estimates of consumption since repeal range from one third to one half of the volume in the old days Federal officials disappointed in from the revived indus ry assign most of the blame to he bootlegger and his customers Beer Holds Own Beer has held its own fairly well In one preprohibition year 1924 000000 gallons of beer and ale coursed down American throats In the first 10 months after repeal taxes were paid on 1044000000 gallons With hard liquor the case is dif ferent Experts figure that con sumption of legally distilled spirits uiciuuing about 45000000r gallons for the postrepeal year ending Dec 5 In the first fiscal year 191112 the government received taxes on gallons of spirits and 56 500000 gallons of alcohol Distillers See Pickup During recent months however distillers have noticed a better than seasonal pickup Their spokesmen attribute this mainly to the trea surys efforts to stamp out the illi cit traffic The situation nevertheless has brought a demand in some govern ment quarters for reduction of the a gallon excise tax and 5 a gal lon import duty on distilled spirits Joseph H Choate Jr director of the alcohol control administration favors this move to make legal li quor available at prices nearer these quoted by illicit dealers Sec retary Morgenthaus most word was that he had not yet made up his mind The new congress may be called upon to settle this con troversy Whisky Leads List The period since repeal has ans wered partly the questions as to what prohibition did to Americas drinking habits Native rye and Bourbon whiskys withdrawn from warehouses for sale from Dec 1 last year to Aug 31 this year totaled 22000000 gal lons Gin amounted to 2813000 gal lons and brandy to 973000 Before repeal some officials contended gin had gained a lasting upper hand Stocks of distilled spirits ageing in bonded warehouses have been built up in a year to more than 73000000 gallons This is the basis for distillers predictions that prices on better liquor will be lower in the near future Little June Robles for whose kidnaping tart spring a night club DEBTS SESSION MacDonaJd Issues Statement After Reminder From Liberal Leader Illinois Bank Held Up BUCKLEY III Nov 13 Three roughly dressed robbers held up the woman cashier of the Buck ley State bank today and fled with Perhaps He Will Think It Over Wealthy passenger recent ly reported lost from a coastwise steamship has just been located in a suburb of Newark Hm Might as well have stayed lost Probably disappeared in the smoke Why didnt he come here and get himself a pleasant home on one of our many tree shaded avenues Beautiful modern residences are being offered at bargain rentals through the GlobeGazettes classified wantads This Is how this one found a tenant FOR rm house All in fine shape 959 S Virginia LONDON Nov 13 Minister Ramsey MacDonald told the house of commons today that despite the failure of the allied na tions and the United States to reach a new debt accord after the virtual wiping out of the German war debt he had no intention of calling a new conference to deal with the matter The British government head made his statement after William MacBane liberal leader in parlia ment reminded him that as chair man of the Lausanne debt confer ences MacDonald had declared his intention to call a new debt confer ence if no settlement could be ob tained on their own debt with the United States by the creditor gov ernments I do not consider said the prime minister that circumstances call ing for a new conference have arisen and it is not my intention to call such a conference He assured the house that any fear that Europe may one day find itself back on the Young plan was unwarranted Later Neville Chamberlain chan cellor of the exchequer stated that he was not at present in a posi tion to makea statement as to whether the government had decid ed a satisfactory settlement with the United States about the war debts could not be obtained or whether the negotiations were still to be regarded as in process Chamberlain said that the whole question of international debts couldbe considered for the present as in abeyance RIGGING DENIED Stock Trading Expert Takes Stand in Defense at Fraud Trial FRENCH CABINET DETERMINED TO MAINTAIN PEACE Premier to Defend His Nation Against Any Dictatorships PARIS Nov 13 Premier PierrcEticnne Flandin promised parliament today that he and his cabinet the new government ol France would defend the nation against dictatorship and revolution bred of hard times His statement was read to par liament shortly after the CHbinel had ordered that no parades or as semblages should be permitted dur ing the day Declaring the republican state will not capitulate to factions Pre mier Flandin announced that his plans forbid demonstrations sup press the carrying of arms and threaten to dissolve parliament if it fails to keep the political truce Accused liy Ilcrriot Even as Flandin made his bid for parliaments support Edouard Her riot minister without portfolio charged the resigned Premier Gas ton Doumergue with admiration announ FEDERAL COURTHOUSE CHI CAGO Nov 13 stock market expert of the Insull staff took the witness stand today to deny that he kept Insull stock at in flated quotations by market rie ging The witness was Fred H Scheel manager under Samuel Insull of the Utilities Securities company By government evidence this company dealt heavily in Insull stocks while they were being sold to investors Scheel a stocky man in his early 40s said his companys dealings were only to maintain a secondary market They kept a bid in the market he said and sold as well but only to protect the stock By doing this for 12 years we had the reputation that you could always get your money in Insui stock he declared As to the wash sales and dummy accounts described to the jury by J D Scheinman a broker who said he acted for Insull and Scheel Scheel said he had no knowl edge Samuel Instill the Chicago utili ties man who js the central figure of the case Scheel called a great businessman He testified that he lost his entire personal fortune in Insull stock and on a tip which came from Insull himself Rickenbacker Behind His Flight Schedule MIAMI Fla Nov 13 Streaking in from Newark for lunch Capt Eddie Rickenbacker landed the Florida Flyer trans port plane here at p m EST today two hours and 16 minutes behind schedule of his dawntodusk round trip flight HOCL Says Funds Might Be Exhausted WASHINGTON Nov 13 The Home Owners Loan corpora tion announced today consideration of additional application for loans will be suspended until further no tice because of the fact that funds might be exhausted Lotteries Bill Would Ban English Sale of Sweepstakes Tickets LONDON Nov 13 of sweepstakes tickets of the Irish free state hospitals would be banned in England under a betting and lotter ies bill now before the house of commons Football pools also would be pro hibited One speaker estimated 5000000 people contribute 51230 000 weekly to football pools or during the season Of this he said the promoters pocket nearly in expenses and profits Flandin announced his economic policy as freedom of commerce to spur business and to reduce unem ployment He promised to fight the depression saying Hunger is the best promoter of revolution Fight to Be Slow The fight will be slow however he said because there is no mag wand to end the depression The premier said Intelnation stabilization of moneys will b sought by continued negotiation abroad while lower interest rate will be sought at home Flandin praised Doumergue an accepted some of his predecessor reforms intended to strengthen th premiership control governmenta employes and limit parliament spending powers but no mentio was made to constitutional revis ion The measure to prevent parlia ment adding expenditures to th budget after the finance committe reports it on the floor of the cham ber of deputies already has been in troduced by the government Reaction Js Kestrained The chambers reaction to the statement was somewhat restrainec but indications were that the cab Tlirn I 3 Column 3 Banker Caught The two year Robinson Cm sot existence of Nicholas A Scluvnll above was ended when he was caught in hackwnods near Conovcr Wis and brought to Chicago lo fare charges of em bezzling from a bank for which he worked in Wilincttc Chicago suburb Associated Press MAN KILLED IN Premier of Belgium Tells Parliament of Cabinet Resignation BRUSSELS Nov 13 Charles de Broqueville today an nounced to parliament the resigna tion of the cabinet he headed as premier The action of the government he explained was due to the resigna tion of two ministers wiio are not members of parliament van Zee land and Ingenbleek The chamber of deputies ad journed after hearing the retiring premier deliver an address in which he defended at length the policy of the cabinet Political quarters speculated as to whether Belgium would be able to remain on the gold standard Damage Caused by Acetylene Blast in Navy Yard BOSTON Nov 13 WOne man was killed and damage amounting to 5175000 was caused when an acetylene gas tank exploded in the Charlestown navy yard here today The dead man was identified a Daniel Dunlea 35 Charlestown at tendant of the building in which th tank was stored His body wa found in the mass of debris by fire men Capt Ross P Schlabach in charg of construction at the yard said th damage to the plant a two storj brick and concrete building woula total while the damage to a boathouse nearby where two gird ers collapsed and the roof fell in would be 525000 The boathouse was about 140 feet away Navy yard officials said they be ieved there had been three explo sions The first which occurred at about a m was followed by two smaller blasts Ten minutes before a marine guard Thomas Ogilvie lad passed the plant and every hing was quiet Cause of the explosion was un etermined but Captain Schlabach aid it might have originated from leakage or a spark Probe Premature Blast LOS ANGELES Nov 13 remature explosion of 7500pounds f blastng powder which resulted in he death of eight men was under nvestigation today The explosion occurred in a Rock uarry on the southern end of Santa atalina Island The victims were the powder from25 ound containers to canvas sacks reparatory to setting a charge The dead Peter Hanson 56 mar ed Marion Hall married one lild Kenneth E Smith 23 single firman Bermudes 30 Angel Her andez 28 married Russel Landers 9 single Manuel Flores 20 single nd John Halvorson COUNTIES MUST DO THEIR SHARE Tells Officers They Will Face Ouster Action If They Fail DES MOINES Nov 13 virtual ultimatum to county offi cials to see that the beer and liquor control laws are enforced or face the possibility of ouster proceedings was issued today by Gov Clyde L Herring The governor returned to office last week after an election cam paign in which liquor law enforce ment was one of the issues today asserted county officials must take an active interest in the enforce ment of the beer and liquor control laws Coupled with this ultimatum was the declaration that if it is found after investigation that certain county officials are not assisting he will take steps to obtain their dis missal from office Probe Beer Selling Governor Herring also linked with his enforcement drive the an nouncement of his intention to ap point in the near future a special committee of state legislators to study conditions existing in estab lishments selling beer This committee it was indicated will direct its particular attention to study of and a report on alleged abuses of the state liquor control law by beer vendors The investigation will delve into operation of beer shacks which reports indicate are selling liquor quor control act the governor said Commends Commission The governor commended the ef forts of the state liquor control com mission in the matter of law en forcement and expressed belief that the state retaii store system is functioning successfully under its direction In his declaration to the county officials that the liquor law must be observed the governor pointed out that sheriffs are delegated as enforcement officers under ihe act He will seek he said to find out if county officials are not cooper ating Reports from a number of counties indicate some officials are not assisting he said and it is against these that he contemplates official action To Make Proposals The proposed legislative commit tee meanwhile will study and make for strengthening the provisions of the liquor control act their inquiry probably touching on the possibility of placing beer regulation under the liquor control commission The committee might well he sug gested inquire into such reported Turn IKC 3 Column 1 SHOOTS SCHOOL GIRL AND SELF MEDORA ind NOV 13 orothy Weber 16 senior and honor udent in Medora high school was hot and killed in front of the igh school building today by Muriel 25 who ended his own fe after killing the girl No End in Sight for Silk Dyers Walkout PATERSON N J Nov 13 It Rejection of settlement terms by spokesmen for the 20000 silk and rayon dyers in the Patcrson and New York areas made it appear likely today that the walkout which began 20 days ago would be con tinued indefinitely Hueys GridderSenator Misses Opening Session BATON ROUGE La Nov 13 iTi Huey Long minus one senator of his entourage tightened his dictatorial reins today for speedy enactment of his debt post ponement legislation Foregoing the hurlyburly of Louisianas legislative halls Abe Mickal state university football star tucked his books under his arm and went to classes flaunting Sen ator Longs order that he go through a ceremonial seatintr as a state senator Mickal failed to appear for the mock seating last night Long had a ready Mickal had to study But authoritative word went around that the 22 year old Syrian born candidate for all American halfback honors refused to have anything to do with the pro cedure The senate thereupon granted him a five day leave of absence length of time that the legis lature will sit After pacifying the legislature and filled galleries with his explan ation of Mickals absence Long set both houses to work last night the house proceeding at a dizzy pace I Know About Government The constitution is the funda mental law of United States and every good citizen should be famil iar with it or at least should have a copy of the great document con veniently at rianci for ready refer ence Our Washington Information bureau has made this possible by publishing a booklet containing not only the constitution but the declar ation of independence and the ar icles of confederation Single cop es are six cent each sent post aid to any address Use noupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Hasliin director Washington D C I inclose six cents in coin carefully vapped for the Constitution booklet Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C ;