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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 15, 1934, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRB SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 30 Concerned Overissue Administration Has Trouble to Face on Bonus By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON Nov 15 CM The administra tion is more con cerned than il openly appears to be by the American Le gions o v e r whelming de mand for imme diate cash pay ment of the bon us Both the White house and lead ers on capitol hill realize they are faced with a more serious sit uation than they had in the last congressThe bonus issue was sidetracked after it had been stam peded through the house by the blunt refusal of senate leaders to give it a place on the program Bonus opponents until now have enjoyed the advantage of not having the legion definitely committed to immediate cash payment At its 33 convention the legion left some doubt as to just how it stood on the issue and many members of con gress who aligned themselves with President Roosevelt in opposing the bonus made use of this in defend ing their votes The action of the Miami conven tion however leaves no doubt as to the legions attitude on the ques tion It is for payment immediate ly Preparing for Stampede Quietly but effectively the ad ministration is preparing to meet the inevitable bonus stampede in the coming congress Already General Frank T Hines administrator of the Veterans bu reau is marshalling facts and fig ures to show that bonus payment and interest restoration of the char acter demanded by the legion will drain the national trMmity eifVtome The intereirt restoration feature demanded by the legion further complicates thesituation in the opinion of many opponents of the bonus They are afraid of what they describe as a cancellation psychol ogy being started If interest due for past payments and interest collected should be cancelled for all veterans loans they argue what is there prevent political pressure being applied for annulment of interest charges all around The RFC HOLC FCAand the numerous other lending agen cies of the government would make excellent targets for sentiment of this kind Less Expensive Bill Some informed sources are of the opinion that the administration is faced with the certainty of some kind of bonus legislation in the next congress They are certain the Pres ident will veto such a measure but they are not at all certain a veto can be sustained The administration might there fore strive to get a less expensive bill Veterans groups might be in duced to compromise on the inter est question and for the time be ing accept what is due them pre ferring to wait until later to ask for more or for pensions President Roosevelt when he was a candidate in 1932 is known to have given some thought to a plan whereby the bonus could be paid It involvedtransferring the bonus to private insurance companies for payment with the government in vesting certain funds every year Perhaps something like this will be considered again Certainly the next congress will be offered many an alternative to immediate and full payment of the bonus Conduct Relief Survey DBS MOINES Nov 15 J Edmonds regional emergency relief director announced here a survey of how much states can contribute to the nations relief bill is being con ducted by the federal administra tion YOUNG INSULL DEFENDS BIG PAY Warn Japan to Be Careful of Naval Demands BRITISH NOT TO GRANT EQUALITY IN SHIP TONNAGE Propose Naval Equality in Principle for Nipponese By HAKOLD P BRAHAM Copyright 1034 by The Ansodatcd Press LONDON Nov Great Brit ain let it be known today that if Japan rejects her proposal for naval equality in princieTe she will not grant Japan equality in the actual tonnage of their fighting craft This indication from an authori tative source was contained in a statement that Great Britain still seeks a method of approaching a compromise on the difficult question of a new naval treaty but that she will not go beyond the recognition of equality in principle for Japan Decision Is Independent This decision was made independ ently by Great Britain some time ago and has nothing to do with any conversations her diplomats engag ed in the present preliminary naval parley have had with the represen tatives of the United States and Japan Both the British and Americans lere for the conversations said of ficially that reports that Great Britain and the United States were considering an agreement were en thesituation was ntar the agreement stage hut that actually the three powers were just as far from an agreement as they lave ever been1 The British last week suggested that the Japanese consider a com iromise which would give them jquality in principle but by which he existing ratios would be main ained These ratios give the United States and Great Britain equal sized navies while that of the Japanese s 60 per cent the size of either of iie others Right in Principle The British proposal means that he other nations concerned would recognize that Japan in principle Turn to Page 2 Column 2 TfeWeather FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness Thursday night followed by oc casional rain Friday Rising temperature Thursday night and in the central and east por tions Friday MINNESOTA Generally fair in east and south unsettled in northwest portion somewhat warmer in west and extreme south portions Thursday Fri day unsettled probably rain in east and north portions warmer in east portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 42 Minimum in Night 21 At 8 A M 29 FOUR BURNED TO DEATH IN BLAZE Man Wife and 2 Servants Victims in House Razed by Flames NEW YORK Nov 15 arly morning fire in the five story dwelling at 306 West Seventyeighth street cost the lives of Henry Rus sell Drowne retired wool merchant his wife and two man and a A woman believed to have been Mrs Drowne screamed first word of the fire from a top floor window about oclock Flames already were racing up the wooden stair way from the basement in which the fire apparently started Fight for Half Hour Firemen fought the fire for half an hour before they were able to make their way into the building Brownes body was found on the third floor and 3 womans on the top floor Residents in the adjoining vuses were notified by the police to dress and be ready to flee if necessary Drowne who was 72 years old was prominent in Numismatic cir cles and in the Sons of Cincinnati Drowne possessed a collection of books engravings and documents dealing with the Revolutionary and preRevolutionary period of Ameri can history He also was known as a collector of rare coins and histor ical relics Woe her the collection was lost in the fire was not im mediately determined Member of Societies Since his retirement from busi ness in 1911 Drowne has spent much time in thi service of histor ical and other societies of which he was a member Drownes body badly burned was discovered in a third floor bedroom He had apparently tried to flee the flames for he was halfway out of bed The bodies of the others found on the top floor were burned so bad ly it was impossible to determine their sex Neighbors however said that Drowne livpi in the house with his wife and twcNegro servants a man and a woman 4 Fishermen Lose Lives in Typhoon 20000 Estimated as Homeless in Town in Philippines MANILA p 1 Nov 12 Four fishermen were reported drowned off Catbalogan on the island of Samar in the first accounts of loss of life in yesterdays devas tating typhoon Estimates placed the homeless at 20000 in the town of Naga a provincial capital on Luzon island Red Cross relief workers prepared to leave on the first train tomor row for Naga apparently the most hard hit of any city in the islands The four drowned off Catbalogan were lost when the gale overturned their launch A fifth native was swept out into the ocean but his fate was not definitely determined Catbalogan is the capital of Samar an island in the Visayas group south of Luzon Telegraphic communication be tween Manila and eleven provinces mostly south of here was disrupted by the storm the worst of the se ries that have struck the archipela go in the last six weeks A fev radio stations whose aerials sur vived the terrific wind furnished the only communication to these sections Bandit Shot and Ll With Policeman Minneapolis Patrolman Hit in Arm by Bullet Taken to Hospital MINNEAPOLIS Nov la Karl Hauck 40 Minneapolis was shot and killed in a gun battle in South Minneapolis early today Patrolman Henry Mathews 44 was shot in the arm and was taken to General hospital His condition was reported not serious Police squad cars were ordered to the vicinity on reports that Art Swanson driver for the Northland Milk company had been held up by an armed man who had taken from him A squad car bearing Patrolman Frank Schaaf and Adolph Karpin ski was ordered to the scene An other squad car bearing Matbews and Patrolman George Paul also answered the call The latter unit came upon the man answering the unmans description The man immediately opened fire Mathews also fired The hold up man dropped while Mathews re ceived a slight wound in the left arm The slain man was identified at the morgue by acquaintances A let ter addressed to Mrs Anna Haucn was found in his pocket Saar Area May Pass Into Sovereignty of League of Nations GENEVA Nov 15 Saar committee of the council of the league of nations ruled today that the Saar basis territory will pass to the sovereignty of the league of na tions should the population of the Saar vote in January to continue the existing league control Not Broke Dont Mind Icebergs Having sighted 15 icebergs on a recent ocean crossing Capt W A Hawkes of the Cunarder Scythia calls that an unusually large number Fudge Theres talk of a chap whos been trying to borrow and affirms bes met no less than 150 icebergs right within the city limits This ought to teach anyone to profit by a sale buy or rental through the Globe Gazette classified wantads This one proved it by quickly obtaining a tenant FOE furn light rskpg rooms 638 S Fed A T AND T FIRM PROBE ORDERED BY Companys History and Financial Structure to Be Studied WASHINGTON Nov 15 The communications commission today ordered an investigation of the American Telephone and Tele graph company and its contract with the Associated Bell companies The commissiur said its inquiry would go into the history and fi nancial structure of A T and T including connections and relation ships with Associated Bell corn panes and other subsidiaries To Include Subsidiaries This examination it was stated also will include subsidiaries which manufacture equipment and sup plies including all subsidiaries of related companies which affect the communications industry under the jurisdiction of the commission Fi nancial arrangements also will be studied A general inquiry also will be made into the license and service contracts of the companies There will a general inquiry into contracts between the A T and Tcompaay and the Western Electric company as well as agree ments between the Western Elec tric and Associated Bell company IndependentConjpanies Upon of the testimony by the A T and T and its subsidi aries witnesses will be heard from independent companies which will be asked to supply information as to their financial structures serv ices agreement and contracts State regulative commissions will be considered thfc commission said in the program of investigation as well as other interested parties who may intervene The commission did not set a date for the hen rings but it was understood they will not be held before Jan 1 About two hours after the com mission had announced the investi gation such an inquiry was advo cated in a resolution by the national association of railroad and utilities commissioners Payments by Utilities The resolution particularly urged that the inquiry determine the rea sonableness of payments made by operating utilities to the American Telephone and Telegraph company or its affiliates for equipment sup plies and services It cited a provision of the com munications act which authorized the commission to examine trans actions of any common carriei which relate to furnishing equip mnet supplies research services finances credit of personnel whicn may affect charges made by oper ating companies Another resolution authorized the legislative committee of the asso ciation to continue its efforts to procure federal regulaion of motot carriers on the public highways Columbia U Chemist Receives Nobel Prize STOCKHOLM Sweden Nov 15 Harold Clayton Urey of Columbia university New Xork to day was awarded the 1934 Noliel prize in chemistry It announc ed that the Nobel prize in physics will not be awarded for 1934 Princess Elopes Irincess Bertha above of Washington great granddaughter of President was married in a surprise cere mony at Jellersonville Ind to William D Siebern of Cincinntai only a few days after her engage ment to Donald Mclntosh of Sara sota Fla had been broken A year ago her marriage to Smith of Louisville ended in di vorce Associated Press PLANS TO WAIT Job Insurance to Get Action This Year but Not Old Age Pensions WASHINGTON Nov 15 The Roosevelt administration in concentrating on the job of getting the economic system to function may allow certain of its vast plans for social insurance to wait until better times return This became clear today as ob servers digested a speech the presi dent made late yesterday to dele gates of the national conference on economic security In talking of the social security program to be proposed to the next congress the president definitely in cluded a system of federalstate unemployment insurance to be fi nanced by contributions May Not Be Time But of old age pensions he said I do not know whether this is the time for any federal legislation on old age security Organizations promoting fantastic schemes have aroused hopes which cannot pos sibly be fulfilled Through their activities they have increased the difficulties of getting sound legislation but I hope that in time we may be able to provide security for the a sound and a uniform system which will provide true security Talking of insurance against sickness he used the phrase soon or later indicating that this too may go over into the future Cannot Work Miracles We cannot work miracles or solve all our problems at once he said at another point The tenor of the remarks on old age pensions and health insurance Turn In PHKC 2 Column I Roosevelt Ready to Go on Trip Through South WASHINGTON Nov IS President Roosevelt his mind filled with such problems as relief recovery and social security reached for his hat and topcoat to day for a swing through a vast lab oratory of the more abundant life The president planned to depart late this afternoon by special train for the Tennessee valley develop ment and thence to his winter treat at Warm Springs Ga There he will formulate policies to be pro posed to congress in January He turns southward with a trunk packed full of recommendations from special aides of all degrees of political thought though he will study them in detail there is every indication he has decided the broad outlines of the plans he will touch upon in a talk to the country upon his return in early December Then he may disclose such things as how much money will be asked for relief and what kind of relief it will be what further measures may be ta ken to stimulate heavy industry and just how his unemployment insur ance will work The president looked forward with keen interest to the Tennessee valley tour About 12000 men are at work there building dams in the Tennessee river and tributaries to provide power flood control navi gation and new fields of work for persons drawn from unprofitable land He has expressed the hope that this experiment may prove the fore runner of more balanced develop ment on a nation wide scale INDIANAS ONLY REPUBLICAN FOR CONGRESS DIES Landis Representative Elect Is Victim of Pneumonia LOGANSPORT Ind Nov 15 IP Landis representative elect from the second Indiana dis trict newspaper columnist radio commentator and author died of pneumonia this morning in the Cass county hospital He was 62 years old The only republican elected to congress from Indiana in the Nov 6 election Landis had been critical ly ill for several days His condition was aggravated by a heart disabil ity Members of his family including his brother Kenesaw Mountain Landis national baseball commis sioner and ais son Kenesaw Moun tain Landis II had been summoned to the bedside Little Hope Held Little hope had been held for his recovery during the past 24 hours and he breathed his last at a m In political circle it was said a special election will be required to fill the vacancy in the Indiana con gressional delegation before the na tfcnal of representatives as semcues rinjanuary Because of his illness Landis was unable to conduct an active cam paign in the weeks prior to the elec tion and was prevented from cast ing his ballot He won the second district seat from the democratic incumbent George R Durgan of La fayette 72552 votes to 61610 Known for Comment From the speaking platfoim through his newspaper column and over the radio Frederick Landis was widely known for his comment on current topics both political and social In the political arena he was a terror to his opponents keen at repartee and biting in cnticism of those opposed to his principles He was known as a vote he could sway his hearers by brilliant oratory His fortitude and his ability to succeed in his numerous endeavors were outstanding Although a law yer he practiced little Born in Ohio Landis was born at Seven Mile in county Ohio Aug 18 1872 was graduated from the Uni versity of Michigan and opened a law office in Logansport in 1893 His parents were Abraham H and Mary Kumler Landis Landis wrote several books out standing of which was The Cop perhead It was produced as a play on the stage Others were The Glory of His Country and Days Gone Dry The widow and six children Kenesaw M Frederick B Elizabeth Ann Frances Katherine Charles Walter and Lincoln Landis sur vive 102 Republicans Left WASHINGTON Nov 15 The death today of Representative Elect Frederick Landis of Indiana reduces the republican membership of the newly elected house to 102 The roster now stands Democrats 322 republicans 102 7 farmerlabor 1 Total 435 Although Lancis had not had an opportunity to take his seat in the house if congress carries out its usual custom it will give one years pay or to his widow Recommendation to Grow Out of Inquiry Into Public Utilities WASHINGTON Nov 15 The federal trade commission may advise congress to require Public Utilities to mark their publicity ma terial clearly so as to identify its source and purpose This recommen dation is expected to grow out of the commissions six year inquiry into utilities Making the first in stallment of its final report to con ress yesterday the commission said utilities conducted a propagan da campaign unequalled except possibly by governments in war time and charged the cost to the publip Legion Plans Reviewed by 4th District Need to Let Public Know Truth Seen by Speakers CRESCO Nov of winning popular sanction of the American Legions program through the process of letting the truth be known was stressed by speakers at an unprecedentedly large fourth district conventon held here Wed nesday and Wednesday night This subject was touched on by nearly all of the featured speakers who included William Rathe Glen wood department commander Mrs Arthur D Ladehoff Clinton de partment auxiliary president R J Laird Algona department adju tant Frank Miles Des Moines Iowa Legionaire editor and Mrs Myrton Skelley Davenport depart ment auxiliary secretary Rathke Finai Speaker Commander Rathke as final speaker at the evening banquet in Assumption church presided over by Fred Logeman of Manly district commander defended the Legions request for early payment of ad justed compensation certificates and urged as a related matter adoption of the universal draft act to preclude wars of selfish motive and to insure equality for all in the event of a righteous war Well be asked he observed whether the problem of pensions would ever follow a war under the universal draffcswjMfc My cpndiA an swer to wouldA man digging in a ditch or working in a shop is insured against Injury in line of duty I dont believe that any fairminded person would deny the man in the trenches a like pro tection Miles Reviews Program Frank Miles talk was a review of the program adopted at the re cent national convention with spe cial mention of the planks certain to draw fire from conflicting inter ests such as the National Economy league referred to by Mr Miles as the little speckled colt of the United States Chamber of Com merce The same groups that are op posing the Legions insistence on fair treatment for disabled service men said Mr Miles are also sniping at the nations children in their traditional American right to an education Their fight is being made in the shape of a demand for unreasonable economy and curtail ment for our schools The Legion must stand foursquare with our educators against this pernicious influence Rights for Widows Mr Laird reviewed and brought down to date the laws and inter pretations having to do with dis abled or economically distressed veterans He maae particular point of the fact that a start has been made toward winning for dependent widows and orphans of World war veterans the same rights enjoyed by the widows and orphans of oth er veterans Mrs Ladehoff introduced by Mrs Olaf Hanson Decorah district committeewomoi declared in her talk that the auxiliary has no other mission than to be of assistance to the Legion in carrying out its pro gram She described her organiza tions extensive work in bringing happiness and comfort to hospital ized veterans It Made Mrs Skelley concerned herself with the auxiliarys poppy program pointing out thai last years net profit in Iowa reached almost Turn o IliRfl 2 Oilunin 4 MRS ELLIS DIES AT CHARLES CITY Widow of A E Ellis Well Known in Iowa for Her Philanthropy CHARLES CITY Nov Kate Saxton Ellis 75 prominent in Charles City civic circles for many years and well known in Iowa for her philanthropic activities died late this afternoon The widow of A E Ellis suffered a stroke Sunday while at the break fast table and had been in a serious condition since She had been in a comatose condition today Her closest relative a nephew Charles Gilmore of Chicago has been here since Monday SAYS CHARITIES GOT LARGE PART OF HIS SALARIES Defense Attorneys Ready to Rest Their Case in Fraud Trial FEDERAL COURTHOUSE CHI CAGO Nov 15 Defense attor neys in the Insull mail fraud trial said today they would rest their case when Samuel Insull Jr com pletes his testimony possibly late today Government rebuttal testi mony motions and four days closing arguments were expected to put the case before the jury next Wednesday for a decision on th eguilt of Samuel Insull Chicago utilities executive in the hundred million dollar collapse of his Cor poration Securities company Young Insull a short dark haired man looking less than his 34 years made a vigorous defense today of the salaries paid by the Insull util ity system to his father and him self declaring they gave a high proportion of the money to civic and charitable institutions Down With Ship The Insull family he told the mail fraud jury went down with the ship losing the family for tune in Insults business crash He resumed the witness stand today after the prosecution had blocked testimony by Byron Gifford public utility engineer Judge James H Wilkerson sustained govern ment objections that Gifford was being asked for improper opinions on the vahM of Insull Insull called Junior in Insull business circles was led at once into a discussion of his own salaries and then those of his father Together they drew in 1929 and as evidence that this was comparative he cited the salaries received by the principal officers of two other Bethlehem Steel and Montgomery Ward and company JO Million Income The total revenue of the com panies which paid our salaries was a little over in 1929 said Insull answering the question of Defense Attorney Floyd E Thompson Our salaries aggregated Bethlehem Steel had a net revenue of and its principal exe cutive drew Who was that asked Judge Wilkerson with interest Grace said young Insull How about Montgomery Ward asked Thompson Its net revenue in 1929 was roughly about the eighth of ours said Insull Its principal executive drew Do you know of any single sit uation in the whole utility field in which the two principal officers drew salaries as small as yours Half Dozen Companies If there is one it hasnt come to my attention Insull replied He received salaries from a half dozen companies Insull testified but gave large amounts of it away Bishop George Craig Stewart of the Protestant Episcopal church took the witness stand to testify in behalf of Insull Jr He was the second churchman of high rank to appear in the case Turn tn Pace Z Column 3 GET AFTER STAINS Stains on clothing and household textiles should be treated promptly and the utmost care should be taken to use the right treatment accord ing to government experts who pre pared the booklet on Stain Re moval It is primarily essential to know the nature of the stain and the kind of fabric upon which it oc curs and it is to be remembered that the wrong method of treatment may set the stain or damage the fabric irreparably A copy of this booklet will be sent to any address upon receipt of four cents to cover handling and postage Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information 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