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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 11, 1934, Mason City, Iowa Y4iLOM E H MIS MEM a f t iT 0 F i u I r i CODE NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11 1934 HOME EDITION THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 288 Steal Show From Strike Munitions Probers Get Right Down to Cases By HERBERT PMIMMKR DEFEAT IN MAINE SPURS G 0 P WASHINGTON Sept 11 The senate munitions investigators handed everybody a surprise by the way they pulled tricks out of their bag at the open ing session of in quiry They all but stole the show from the cotton textile strikers regarded gener ally in newspaper circles as the big gest story of the moment The reason is The youthful Senator Nye of North Dakota and Ms associates had laid their plans carefully for the curtain raiser The advance notices gave little warning of what might be expected Before the day was over the elu sive trail of Europes man of mys tery Sir Basil Zaharoff had been uncovered and details of how Ameri can manufacturers of submarines divided patents profits and world markets with those abroad un folded No Special Counsel Nye and his committee are faced with the necessity of delving into a problem with worldwide ramifi cations on a very lean pocketbook More money may be forthcoming later but for the present at least they must watch the pennies For weeks preceding the inquiry scores of investigators for the com mittee were engaged in searching the files of munitions manufactur ers for data How the committee manajrcd to put as many in the field as it did on such a limited income is a secret the members are keep ing to themselves ills inquiry is being conducted without benefit of special counsel such as the banking committee in vestigating the stock market and other Wall street activities had m Ferdinand Pecora Ijegal talent however abounds Four of the seven members are a former state su preme court justice Two are former newspapermen and one a business man Missouri Contribution Those who have followed the in vestigation to date believe they see in one member of the committee Bennett Clark son of Champ Clark Turn to 3 Column 5 WcTProgress Toward Strike Settlement NO ALARM EVER MORE VIOLENCE OCCURS STATE TROOPS CALLED Gorman Declares Offer to Arbitrate Not to Be Extended WASHINGTON Sept 11 delegation of leading manufacturers in the cotton textile industry left the presidents mediation board to day asserting that no definite pro gress had been made toward settle ment of the textile strike Meanwhile Francis J Gorman chairman of the unions strike com mittee asserted its offer of arbitra tion would be withdrawn unless ac cepted by 6 p m tonight The manufacturers explained the morning session had been devoted to a presentation by the individual mill representatives of conditions in their own areas and that no effort had been made yet to sift the infor mation thus assembled The delegation resumed its ses sion with the board after a brief noon recess At the same time the textile strike committee announced a move ment to provide a private relief plan for striking textile workers had been started by a group of Wash ington residents Announce Belief Plan This is perhaps the most critical day of the textile strike and by night we shall know whether we must carry the battle to a conclu sion by stoppage of work until management can stand it no long er Gorman said Announcing the relief plan the committee said After many days of study a group of public spirited citizens in Washington has completed plans for GRAFT TAKEN FOR GRANTED Senators Turn to Mexico in Their Munitions Sales Investigation WASHINGTON Sept 11 An assertion by a Curtiss Wright official that he had never seen any country where graft is so freely taken for granted was made in evi dence submitted to the senate muni tions committee today as it turned Its inquiry to Mexico The statement went into the rec ord after letters and personal testi mony to the committee had told of close associations between the ex port corporation and officials in Argentina Chile and Bolivia Comptroller General Lopez of Bolivia was said to have acted as a silent partner of the agent for Cur tissWright but letters put into the record insisted that Lopez was a Juan of rigid honesty Names of high officials of the Mexican government were drawn into the investigation They in cluded General Aguilar former military attache to Washington Gen Juan F Azcarate who suc ceeded him in Washington and Col onel Rodriguez Familiar close friend to the Mexican president in 1933 a relief program over the whole strike area and will recommend the setting up of local relief committees in every textile community This will be a challenge to those employ ers who believe they can starve the workers into submission The committee said the names of those arranging the relief program would be made public shortly Tear Gas Routs Mob SAYLESVILLE R I Sept 11 of tear gas loosed by state police from bombs and gas guns drove a crowd of 2000 back of the deadline set up here around Cents to Be Loaned on Stored Corn RFC Has 100 Million for Use of Credit Corporation WASHINGTON Sept 11 The Reconstruction Finance corpor ation today announced a commit ment of to the Com modity Credit corporation for loans of 55 cents a bushel on ear corn stored and sealed on farms The commitment was announced by Jesse H Jones chairman of the corporation He said the loans would be made on ear corn stored and sealed on the farm pursuant to state law in the states of Colorado Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Min nesota Missouri Nebraska Ohio and South Dakota Loans will be made he an nounced upon corn of any crop year which when shelled would grade number 4 or better Producers whose present government loans are outstanding may obtain loans upon the corn collateral by repaying their present loans and negotiating the new loans The plan to be followed will be substantially similar to that employed last year It is anticipated that forms will be available in two weeks Approval of new loans on corn by RFC and commodity credit makes noneffective an unnecessary extension of the present corn loans recently granted All producers who now have corn loans outstanding must either repay them or convert them into the new corn loan plan by October 15 All new loans roust be reinspected and resealed by state inspectors or seal ers New loans can not be obtained in those instances in which the corn pledged as security to the present ROOSEVELT AND JOHNSON AGREE ON NRA SYSTEM Plan Reorganization at Once With View to Simplification the Sayles Finishing company mill damaged or improperly stored No Definite Figures DBS MOINES Sept 11 Murray state secretary of agricul ture said today while no definite figures were available as to the amount of corn now under seal in Iowa it was estimated that at least 60 per cent of the original amount remained under seal on Iowa farms The move to boost the loan price has been recommended by officials in the state department of agricul ture and the Commodity Credit cor TfoWeather FORECAST IOWA Somewhat unsettled Tuesday night and Wednes day little change in tempera ture MINNESOTA Fartly cloudy to cloudy probably showers in north portion Tuesday night or Wednesday cooler Wednesday in extreme northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday Mi Minimum in Night 8 A M Tuesday Rainfall after they had demolished a mill gate and the watchmans house to day Guard Ordered Out I PROVIDENCE R I Sept 11 UP Green ordered the na tional guard to Saylesville at this afternoon when rioting broke out for the second successive day and two persons were wounded by gunfire Mobilize Three Companies RALEIGH N Car Sept 11 UP Three national guard companies were ordered to report for duty in Gastonia this afternoon bringing to 28 the number of units on strike duty in North Carolina More than 1700 men and officers approximately half of the states entire force have been mobilized Gaston county with 104 mills is the center of the combed yarn in dustry Practically all mills of the county have been idle since the strike started Bear Down on Mills CHARLOTTE N Car Sept 11 flying squadron of more than 100 carloads of strikers from Gastonia Concorn Salisbury and Mooresville bore down on the vast Cannon mills at Kannapolis early today announcing their determina tion of closing the worlds largest towel plants Parading about the plants they displayed placards designed to gain the allegiance of canon workers and taunted 175 special guards anc 130 militiamen who stood quietlj arrayed along the mill fronts ShoutTheir Defiance Earlier a squadron of about 81 Gastonia cars had passed through Charlotte advertising by placarc their determination to close the Canon plants and shouting defianc of Charles A Cannon mill presi dent and his thugs Bayonets and tear gas ready troopers deployed across the lawn and around the entrances to th poration is said to be in response to a demand for keeping corn needed for feed in the hands of the produc er HYDE PARK N Y Sept 11 President Roosevelt and Gen Hugh S Johnson NRA administra tor agreed today upon the princi ples of an immediate reorganization of NRA to eliminate overlapping functions and provide for simplifi cation of this vital recovery unit Another night conference at the summer white house developed agreement for establishment of the NRA on the same basis as the fed eral government with three separ ate branches executive judicial and legislative Johnson is going ahead of the executive branch and will continue the reorganization planning with the president in conferences still to come Handle Labor Disputes The judicial branch of NRA will take care of labor disputes and also assume the duties of the code au thorities The legislative agency of NRA will be the policy fixing depart ment After laying down this groundwork principles for the temporary future of NRA pending enactment of legislation the presi dent and Johnson put aside the mass of details for further study The immediate objective was to reach torsimplification of NRAmachinery and to eliminate the great mass of overlapping func tions As a result of todays parley it is expected the national recovery ad ministration will assume a much more compact form To Work Out Policies As for future policies these re ceived only passing attention in last nights and this mornings confer ences The president and Johnson are going to work on that after re organizing the existing machinery The overnight talk between the two left no doubt that Mr Roosevelt is standing by Johnson and expects him to carry on in establishing the huge NRA on a working basis for the days to come Johnson spent the night at the Roosevelt home and departed today NEW DEALER WINS NO ALARM EVER GIVEN SURVIVOR OF FIRE CLAIMS No Passengers in Sight When Lifeboat Left Says Engineer NEW YORK Sept 13 survivor of the Morro Castle dis aster today testified before a fed eral board of inquiry that at no time was there an alarm when the liner caught fire off the Jersey coast last Saturday morning The witness Governeur Morris Phelps of New York first of the Morro Castles passengers to be called to the stand also testified that no attempts were made to place the panicstricken passengers in lifeboats Phelps said that his wife called to him about i oclock in the morn ing EDT because there is some smoke pouring in The witness continued by describ George VV Rogers chief radio operator of the liner Morro Castle is shown in a hospital at Statcn Island N Y Kogers remained at his post until driven away by the flames As sociated Press 6OV LOUIS J BRANN HALE APPARENT SENATE WINNER PAIR HELD FOR NOT GUILTY IS HUCKINS PLEA Bail Fixed at on Charge of Using Mails to Defraud MILWAUKEE Sept 11 Elmer S Huckins accused of ch aining huge sums of money from investors in his mysterious 26 and 52 per cent interest scheme today pleaded not guilty when arraigned efore Federal Judge F A Geiger on a charge of using the mails to defraud Huckins bail was fixed at over the protest of his attorney Ro and J Steinle who said that jrobably could be provided A trial date was not immediately set The indictment against Huckins lists 14 counts 13 of which charge use of the mails to defraud The fourteenth charges conspiracy to use the mails to defraud Over 3 Million The government alleges tha Huckins obtained more than 53000 000 from residents of a dozen state in a scheme whereby they investei mony in multiples of S150 and re ceived Huckins notes which agree to pay S55 interest for each S15 every 45 days The government con tends that he paid the interest fron funds received from new investors The business in which Huckins re alized such profits as to be able t pay interest of that proportion ha been shrouded in mystery but som for Washington to resume his post and go to work on details of the re organization program outlined here Administer Fuel Code WASHINGTON Sept 11 Hugh S Johnson today designat ed the new general NRA code authority to administer the re tail solid fuel code in place of ie code authority which recent resigned in protest against langes in price fixing procedure The NRA code authority was arned recently to administer codes f small industries signing the basic ode which felt unable to support iieir own code authority Its members include Dr Willard Hotchkiss president of the Armour nstitute of Technology DeLancy Aountze chairman of the board of Devoe and Raynolds company Fa her Francis J Haas of NRAs labor advisory board and Stacy May as sistant director of the Rockefeller oundation Mary Pickford Not to Hurry Decision CHICAGO Sept 11 Pickford says she isnt going to be rushed into a decision on the question of reconciliation with her husband Douglas Fairbanks who recently returned to America after a long European stay I want to do some calm think ing away from Hollywood sh said here yesterday 14 Transients Will Attend Iowa State DBS MOINES Sept II Fourteen Iowa transients have been selected to attend the Iowa State college at Ames it was announced here They will work for the federal transient service to earn their board and room and for the college to earn their tuition Man Identified by Mr and Mrs Remore Arrested in Illinois CLEAR LAKE Sept tified by Mr and Mrs H H Remore as the leader of the gang that fleeced them out of in a con fidence game at Fort Dodge John H Laughlin was placed under ar rest at Aurora 111 yesterday ac cording to information received here Mr and Mrs Remore were noti fied of the capture last night when John Lochray chief of police at Fort Dodge telephoned them Identification of Laughlin by the Remores was by means of photo graphs Had Given Up Hope We had about given up all hope aid Mr Remore We havent earned what clews led to the cap ure of Laughlin for the informa ion came to us out of a clear sky Chief of Police Lochray stated hat warrants charging Laughlin with several offenses will be sent to Aurora immediately It is the inten ion of the Fort Dodge officer to return Laughlin to Fort Dodge at once for prosecution Laughlins record reveals that he s not new in police circles His po ice record reveals arrests in Kansas ity Mo Wichita Kans Jackson ville Fla Coif ax Iowa Neosho Mo Calgary Alberta Can Long Beach Cal and Tampa Fla on confidence games and theft charges according to enforcement officers He also is wanted in San Antonio Tex Duluth Minn Hammond Indand Vancouver B C for sim ilar offenses Thought They Won The confidence raid on the Re more bank account occurred in April when the Remores were led to believe they had won a large sum in a wager on a horse race but were told they could not collect until they had shown proof of their financial S TheySfurnished S6700 which the swindlers pocketed Some six or seven mcn are believed to have taken part in the swindle Mr Re more said son to the deck where pissengers were milling about crying and screaming Leaped Into Water A woman asked an officer when the lifeboats would be lowered and the officer replied we get our or ders from the bridge Phelps raid Phelps testified that he Mrs Phelps and their son leaped into the sea and were subsequently rescued Eben S Abbott chief engineer of the liner told the board how ever that within half an hour after an alarm awakened him the morn ing of the fire he took off the No 1 lifeboat with 32 persons 2 of them passengers What I want to know demand ed Dickerson N Hoover chief of the department of commerce in quiry Why No 1 boat did not take off more passengers No Passengers Above When I left A deck there were no passengers on deck Abbott re plied Anyone down below must haveburned up We saw no pass engers There were none in sight Abott said he took the boat on orders of the captain and he be lieved his boat was the third to get away from the burning liner While Abbott was testifying at the department of commerce in quiry three bridge officers and a wiper appeared at the federal building in answer to grand jury Republican 1238 Abead as Maine ReElects Its Demo Governor subpoenas in U S Attorney Martin Conboys investigation of the dis aster Accompanied by Lawyers They were Chief Officer William F Warms Acting First Officer Clarence C Hackney Acting Second Officer Ivan Freeman and Ellis Beaumont a wiper They were ac companied by a group of attorneys They were questioned behind closed doors by Chief Asst U S Atty Louis M Teadwell Francis P F Adams chief of the criminal di vision Asst U S Atty Joseph Predergast and Edward P F Eagan assistant U S attorney While the witnesses were being questioned in advance of the meet ing of the grand jury agents of the Turn to Pttce 3 Column PORTLAND Maine Sept 11 election of a democratic gov ernor and two democratic congress men apparently was Maines an swer today to a republican appeal for repudiation of Rooseveltian policies A United States senator and one congressman appeared to be the only offices held by the republican in yesterdays biennial election in this once rock ribbed republica state The birthplace of prohibition Maine persisted in its stand of a year ago in the national prohibition repeal movement repealing state prohibition by an overwhelming majority The vote from 429 out of 631 precincts was For 98442 against 50883 Returned to Office Gov Louis J Brann popular emocratic leader for whose defeat epublicans called as an expression f disapproval of the new deal was eturned to office over Alfred K Ames republican by a plurality of iore than 30000 Returns from 605 precincts out f 631 in the state gave Brann 64690 Ames 131016 With all but seven small precincts n the state reported Senator Fred rick Hale R held a margin of 1238 votes over F Harold Dubord D in returns for yesterdays elec ion Returns from 624 precincts gave Hale 139220 and Dubord 137982 The sensationally small majority contrasted sharply with the 40000 and 50000 vote margins Hale has Fish Pole Burglar Collects Trouser BERKELEY Cal Sept 11 Harold Goldstein awoke at a m to see his trousers sailing ou the window Soon afterward E G Eldon reported a similar phenome non And a purse holding went through a transom at Mrs Clara Chilcotes home Police sai a fish yole burglar was casting hi line through open windows an transoms FLETCHER ASKS INTENSIFICATION OF PARTY FIGHT Farley and Ickes Are Elated at Results of Election WASHINGTON Sept II An intensification of republican efforts was called for today by Chairman Fletcher of the republi can national committee oh the basis of returns from Maine which Democratic Chieftain Farley called proof ample that the new deal meets with the approval of the ma jority of the people of this coun try Fletcher said It is evident that the people have not yet understood what it all means Somebody sometime will have to pay the bill and the people of this country soon will have to realize this We intend to redouble our efforts all along the line As Maine Goes Farley in a statement issued hrough the democratic national ommittee he heads quoted the old mlitical adage As Maine goes so the ation I am confident with the result f the election yesterday he con inued The democratic national organi sation during this campaign was atisfied to leave the decision to he intelligence and loyalty of the voters of Maine No Concerted Effort For that reason no concerted effort was planned or carried out in the nature of a campaign while the republican national organization centered the fire there of its heaviest political artillery all at the Roosevelt administration policies The heavy artillery however turned out to be Knox Col Teddy Roosevelt Sena tor Dickinson chairman of the re publican senatorial committee and Congressman Bolton chairman of the republican congressional com mittee Real Fight Ahead Senator Hastings of Delaware chairman of the republican senator ial campaign committee said the Maine results demonstrate that we have a real fight ahead of us but contended the republicans of Maine were to be congratulated Secretary Ickes told reporters it was a good thing for Senator Hale R Me that Senator Dickinson the Iowa republican did not spend more time electioneering in Maine Ickes said he was most gratified by results of the Maine election adding there had been gross misrep resentations there over the public works program een accustomed to receive in past elections Election Not Conceded The missing precincts were two plantations in Franklin county and ive in Penobscot county three of which had no telephone connections Their total combined votes two years ago were 92 Fred H Lancaster chairman of the democratic state committee Turn to IWie 3 Column 3 Maguire Stuck With Story About Letter PHILADELPHIA Sept 11 I was just trying to mail a letter Edward J Maguire told firemen that when they found him leaning a bit unsteadily they say against the fire alarm box to which they had hurried Weve heard that one before said the firemen and Maguire was jailed for malicious mischief Girl 6 Struck by Car Dies of Injury COUNCIL BLUFFS Sept 11 T Schrieber 6 daughter of Mr and Mrs Albert Schrieber of Council Bluffs died of injuries suf fered last Thursday when she was struck by an automobile driven by Lloyd Landis of Malvern Race With Death Proves in Vain for Rake Youth MINNEAPOLIS Sept 11 An 80 mile an hour race against death in an automobile proved in vain as Sanford Borland Rake Iowa 18 year old infantile paralysis victim died in University hospital here last night Artificial respiration was used to keep the boy alive during the 170 mile drive to the hospital At the hospital an artificia lung or respirator was utilize but the boys condition was too ser ious to respond The boy was rushed here in over two hours and was met by motorcycle escort which precede the speeding car to the hospital Hunt Missing Child OMAHA Sept 11 of maha and Council Bluffs were earching for Thomas N Priddy r 10 who vanished from Council luffs Sunday in company of an unt Interior Decorating Do you realize in creating a col r scheme for your decorating that very object in a room has a color ole to play The background hould be rather neutral The rug hould be of darker value and defi nitely keyed to the color of the walls The furniture may be keyed o the woodwork or the walls Dra jeries should be in lighter values ban the furniture but not of so ntense a hue that the other fur nishings are overlooked Such is the helpful practical manner in which decorating prob ems are discussed in the booklet Interior Decorating Send for a copy today nclose 10 cents to cover cost and handling Use coupon Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose herewith 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for the booklet on Interior Deco rating Name Street State Mall to Washington DCX 8 A M Tuesday Turn 3 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