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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 12, 1934, Mason City, Iowa HARLON E d f HIS MEM ART DEPT OF Jf NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT ALL NORTH NEISHBORB HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12 1934 CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 289 Keynote for 1936 Drive Liberty League to Get Under Way Slowly By HERBERT PLCMMER ASHINGTON Sept 12 UP The further statement of pol icies of th American Liber ty league enun ciated by the or ganizations ex ecutive commit tee at its initia meeting is inter preted by politi cians here as striking the key note for the 1936 presidential cam paign The Shouse SmitliDa vis Wadsworth group implies as much by admission that it probably will be Dec 1 before the active cam paign of education for our objec tives will be fully under way This would seem to mean that the league as such has no hopes of hitting its stride in time for the congressionai campaigns of this year The more comprehensive ex planation of the leagues program brings squarely into the open two complaints heard so often of late against the new deal The first is bureaucracy and the other is deprivation by the fed eral government of rights that have been guaranteed to the people by the constitution Licensing Power Drpped On the one hand we have the American Liberty league Senator Borah and others declaring that congress should represent the peo ple and should not shirk that task in any way by delegating its au thority to bureaucrats On the other we have new dealers claiming that NRA codes AAA marketing agreements and the like constitute direct application of the American theory of decen tralized self government and ma jority rule with the federal author ity exercised only to safeguard the general public interest AAA contends that no part of its iacompulsory except the Bankhaad obtlontnraadthat is the result of the will of the cotton farmers rather than any bureau cratic order As for NRA dealers cite the fact that the licensing power of NIRA never was used and was dropped at the end of a year with no white house request for its ex tension It was a powerful instru ment for domination of all business Courts Uphold NRA As to thecharge that the new deal is depriving the people of their constitutional rights the ad ministration has an answer for that too and has used it frequently in the past New dealers cite federal court decisions in 15 states and the Dis trict of Columbia within the past year or so which have sustained directly or indirectly the constitu tionality of NRA procedure Also they estimate that state courts in some 19 states have done likewise where legal tests of state constitu tions have been had To this contention the American Liberty league retorts that the only way the constitution can be and should be amended is by the people themselves and not by ir responsible theorists and who raise the hypocritical cry that the constitution is elastic Nearly 2 Million of Road Funds Spent DBS MOINES Sept 12 penditures from the Iowa primary road fund totaled 5193100137 dur ing August while total receipts by the fund amounted to 170248978 records in the office of the state comptroller showed TfeWeather FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night except probably thundershowers in the extreme east portion Wednesday afternoon or night Thursday unsettled Slightly warmer Wednesday night in the north portion and in the ex treme east portion Thursday MINNESOTA Showers probable beginning Wednesday night or Thursday except fair Wednesday night in south por tion warmer tonight in south and westcentral portions and in southeast Thursday cooler Thursday in northwest IN MASON CITY 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday Minimum in Night 53 At 8 A M Wednesday 61 LOUISIANA NAMES LONGS SLATE Ship Radio Chief Tells of Discontent SAYS HIS FIRST ASSISTANT WAS TROUBLE MAKER Not Told to Send SOS for Half Hour After Fire Woke Him NEW YORK Sept 12 George W Rogers chief radio oper ator on the burned liner Morro Cas tle testified at a government in quiry today that some time ago his first assistant George Alagna and another operator tried tbinstigate discontent on the ship Rogers testified hesitantly on this point and only after he received per mission to consult his attorney who subsequently was found not to be present The witness said he feared his statements might be miscon strued Dickerson N Hoover conducting the inquiry for the department of commerce told Rogers he wanted to earn whether discipline was main tained aboard the liner Strike Among Operators When his attorney did not appear Rogers said Some time ago there was a strike among the radio operators Alagna and another operator tried o instigate discontent on the ship seeking signatures to a protest that the food on the ship was bad Rogers testified that one operator got drunk and was discharged in York and added that when he became chief operator things went along quite smoothly The chief operator said that Capt Robert R Willmott master of the Morro Castle who died the night be fore the fire conferred with him concerning Alagna and asked Whats the matter with Alagna is he crazy Calls Aids Agitator The witness testified Captain Will mott told him that he and other of Alagnas superior officers often re ceived sarcastic remarks from the operator that he refused to obey orders that he was an agitator Rogers quoted Willmott as telling him he wanted to get rid of Alagna n New York and said I donl trust hat man Rogers said that it was fully 30 minutes after he was awakened be cause of the fire aboard the ship be ere he received an order to send mt an SOS He said his second assistant op erator awakened him at a m EST and informed him there was a fire aboard He said he dressed im mediately and sent his first assis ant Alagna to the bridge as a messenger to receive any orders He had no lack of confidence in ie bridge but was following routine ractice he said Advised to Get Out Rogers said Alagna came back at and told him hed better get ut of here if you dont want to die ike a rat I asked him what about the dis tress signal Roger testified and hen he said he received a wireless message from another ship asking about a burning ship off the Jersey oast Then he sent out a stand by message he said and repeated it at Turn to Page 3 Column 4 REPORT BRITISH FREIGHTER AFIRE Message Announces Ship on Way Back to Port at Full Speed CRISTOBAL C Z Sept 12 The British freighter Bradburn arrying a cargo of cotton and hosphate out of Tampa througn he canal zone and bound for Kobe apan reported today she was afire The Bradburn reported she was eturning at full speed to Balboa rom which she saiied Sept 9 No further report came imme iately on her progress nor was iiere an immediate estimate as to ow serious the fire might be The Bradburn is operated by the eeds Steamship company of Great Sritain ACTING CAPTAIN LAYS SHIP FIRE TO ARSON This picture of the governments inquiry in Nexv York into the Morro Castle disaster in which more than 100 persons lost their lives when the ship burned at sea shows William F Warms center in light acting captain and chief officer of the liner being questioned hy Dickerson N Hoover right standing of the department of commerce Warms said he believed the fire was touched off by arsonists Associated Press WOMAN KILLED I CARTRAIN CRASH Rowan Man Injured When He Is Dragged 150 Feet With Wreckage CLARION Sept Henry Reggan 54 Rowan died in a hospi tal here Tuesday evening two hours after the truck in which she and ler husband were riding was struck by an eastbound train Mr Reggan escaped with three broken ribs The accident occurred on a city crossing of the Chicago Great West era railroad near the municipal light plant Witnesses told the crowd which gathered rapidly at the sound of the crasli that Reggan became confused when the train whistled as it ap proached the crossing and was un able to stop the truck Mrs Reggan was thrown from the car at once while her husband was pinned in wreckage and dragged with it for 150 feet The two had been selling melons rom house to house that afternoon The victim leaves six children Pint of Milk Daily for Every Child Is Goal of New Drive WASHINGTON Sept 12 pint of milk a day for every child is the goal of a new campaign getting under way It is being planned by Dr Fred C Howe consumers coun sel of the farm administration and by national womens organizations A survey of 29485 families in 59 cities Howe said showed the aver age consumption of milk was 27 per cent below the lowest quantity con sidered necessary for health Lucas Gets Lead as Rameys Successor SPRINGFIELD 111 Sept 12 With four of the districts 10 coun ies already pledged to him Scott Lucas chairman of the state tax commission today was in the lead tor the democratic nomination for congress to succeed the Speaker HenryT Rainey late Abolishing of Levy Lauded by OConnor DUBUQUE Sept 12 re cent action of the state board of as sessment and review in abolishing he state property tax levies for 1935 and the second half of the 1934 evy was lauded by Attorney Gen eral OConnor in an address before i a farmers picnic near here Big Sales of duPontFirm Are Revealed Over Billion Dollars in Orders Filled During War WASHINGTON Sept 12 senate munitions committee The was told today that the du Pont corporation filled 51245000000 worth of war orders from 1914 to 1918 This testimony developed as the senate committee opened its inquiry into the concern which was started in 1802 to manufacture black powder In the year just before the World war the companys business amounted to only but this was increased almost tenfold in 1915 first full year of the war when the company filled 000 worth of war orders Pierre on Stand The story was unfolded with Pierre du Pont on the witness stand while three other members of the Delaware family Irenee Felix and Lammot sat listening Invested capital of the company about trebled during the period in creasing from 5128000000 in 1915 to 5308000000 in 1918 President J S Allard of the Cur tissWright Export corporation had told the senators his company fre quently borrowed army pilots as demonstrators abroad and they have proved helpful in the sale of the planes Usually on Leave He said the pilots usually were on leave Other evidence was presented that the corporation in March 1931 attempted to arrange for President Hoover to receive Commander Ar turo Merino chief of the Chilean air force on Merinos trip to the United States in order to help counteract efforts by the Prince of Wales in Chile Meanwhile the committee ar ranged to hear Irenee Felix Lam mot and Pierre du Pont tell of the munitions operations of their huge1 corporation Poorhouse Guests Make Own Money WEST CHESTER Pa Sept 12 agents set out to find vhy the Chester poorhouse guests werent poor any more They found the answer in a corn field on the county poor farm Moulds and a crude furnace for making counterfeit money Bogus nickels quarters and half dollars were turned out the agents said OPEN SESSIONS OEMETHOOISIS Short Cuts in Organization Taken at Upper Iowa Conference WATERLOO Sept 12 cuts to expedite business were sug gested by Bishop B L Waldorf Chicago this morning at the open ing session of the Upper Iowa coii ference of the Methodist Episcopal church The delegates accomplished the organization work in short or der It included a committee on genera reference to iine up exact items of business so that nothing will be overlooked and a platform committee More than 200 ministers active and retired and their wives par took of communion which was the opening service Dr F W Court Davenport re ported that Dr H J Burgstahler president of Cornell college is rap idly recovering from serious injur ies in an automobile accident and will be present Friday See Dry Comeback Iowa will swing back into the dry column within five years Dr Frank A High state superintendent of the antisalooon league said in a brief address The liquor interests are do ing much to hasten the return of a dry regime in Iowa he declared We have a bill prepared for intro duction in the next general assem bly It would provide for the pay ment of all damages by the liquor interests by reason of the effects of liquor Payments for injuries to per sons or damage to property would be from a sinking fund accumulated by a tax on liquor sold The law would be administered like the state compensation law A memorial service for members of the conference and their widows or wives was held with sermon by Floyd H Weed Feature of the program tonight was an address by Dr Clyde B Stuntz son of a former minister here Dr Stuntz now is a resident of Lahore India The program tomorrow will be opened by Bishop Ernest Lynn Waldorf noted leader of Methodism in the middlewest The bishop will conduct devotions at a m as a prelude to the conference business sessions Missionary Program Thursday night will be devoted largely to the home missionary program Special speaker for the evening will be Dr E D Kohle stedt Philadelphia Pa Conference business sessions are Turn to rase 3 Column J 2 MEN SHOT AS TROOPS FIRE ON MOB OF PICKETS 2000 Strikers Attack 15 State Guards in Rhode Island SAYLESVILLE R I Sept 12 men were shot and be lieved to have been critically wound ed by Rhode Island national guards men on strike duty at the Sayles Finishing company here as a crowd of nearly 2000 pickets and strike sympathizers rushed the state troops It was the first time the state militia has fired on a crowd in New England during the current strike Those wounded were William Blackwood of Pawtucket shot in the head and Charles Gorsey 18 Central Palls shot in the abdomen Both were taken to Notre Dame hos pital where doctors said a prelimin ary examination indicated their con dition was critical The shooting occurred when the crowd made a rush for 15 national guardsmen in the Moshassuck ceme tery for three days the scene of violent clashes between police or troopers guarding the plant and strike sympathizers The guardsmen ordered the crowd back but it continued to advance They hurled gas bombs but still the crowd came on Warning shots were fired and then as the crowd continued to advance the guards men fired into the oncoming throng Oneguardsman was struck on the head and apparently knocked down by a thrown rock He had to be helped from the scene and given first aid Son of Owner Wounded FOREST CITY N Car Sept 12 D Little Jr son of the president of the Florence mill here was wounded in the hip today by what witnesses said was the acci dental discharge of the pistol of a policeman on strike guard duty at the plant N M Welch superintendent of the mill said he and Little were talking with Officer C N Stalnaker when the latters bolstered gun was discharged in some manner which none of those present was able to explain Welch said there were no strike pickets about the plant which is in stalling new machinery and using a very small force and that the of ficer had not drawn his gun Strike Committee Protests WASHINGTON Sept 12 The strike committee of the united textile owners today protested to the president secretary of war and other government officials against the use of war department equip ment against textile strikers RIOT AND BLOODSHED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rioting and bloodshed brought out all national guardsmen Wednes day in Rhode Island latest storm center in the nations textile strike A night of violence at Saylesville R L in which 500 guardsmen bat tled 3500 strike sympathizers saw the number of injured in that strike center amount to 70 within the last 48hours The rioting culminated in a run ning fight in a cemetery during which troopers and strikers used tombstones for protection The troopers finally broke up the mob with tear and nausea gas Police Use Tear Gas Police in Woonsocket R I used tear gas to disperse a crowd of 2 Turn to PaKC 3 Column 4 MARIE CONFORTI PLEADS GUILTY CHICAGO Sept 12 2onforti woman companion of the late Homer Van Meter pleaded guil ty today to harboring the outlaw William and Ella Finerty in whose Calumet City home Van Me er and John Dillinger were alleged o have been hidden while govern ment agents hunted them pleaded not guilty to harboring the gunmen Returns in Primaries Tabulated NEW ORLEANS Sept 12 Returns today in the four feature races of the democratic primary in Louisiana district eight boxes out Representative J O Fer nandez Long candidate 30173 Herve Racivitch Walmsley candi date 23643 district seven boxes out Representative Paul H Maloney Long 33991 Gus Blanc and Walmsley 25037 Public service commission 15 boxes out James P OConnor Long 63348 Frances Williams Walmsley 49632 Archibald Higgins Long 59314 Judge Walter Gleason Walmsley 47659 DETROIT PUTS LACY AHEAD OF COMSTOCK DETROIT Sept 12 aval anche of Detroit votes shot Arthur J Lacy Detroit attorney into the lead over Gov William A Comstock for the democratic gubernatorial nomination this morning reversing a trend that had prevailed all night as out state votes were tabulated With 2831 of the states 3447 pre cints reported the count stood Lacy 91960 Comstock 89650 Of the missing precincts the majority were outstate where Comstoch was running far ahead but the Wayne county precincts still to report were the most populous In the republican gubernatorial primary 2273 precincts give Frank D Fitzgerald 219457 Alex J Groesbeck 91280John W Smith 10999 Orla A Bailey 7954 Except in Detroit districts where returns lagged all representatives in congress appeared to have been renominated BRIDGES TAKES LEAD IN NEW HAMPSHIRE MANCHESTER N H Sept 12 from 263 town and city wards out of 294 in New Hamp shire gave for governor 28825 Car rojl 15467 Democratic 258 town and city Turn In Tage 3 Column 3 LEVINE TRIES TO TAKE OWN LIFE First Transatlantic Plane Passenger Found Beside Open Gas Jets BROOKLYN N Y Sept 12 A Levine the first transAtlantic airplane passenger was found unconscious today be side five gas jetn in kitchen of a friends house Three notes layj on the table He was revived by a police em ergency crew who worked over him with an in nalator for 20i minutes Dr Raymond Shea of Kings county hospital Brook lyn said he prob ably would re cover Albert J Walter whom Levine was visiting smelled gas at 4 a m E S T and found Levine slumped in a chair One of the notes was addressed to him It said My Dear Walter I just cannot go on You and your family have been awfully sweet to me I deeply appreciate your kindness Please forgive me C A L Police declined to reveal the con tents of the other notes Levine flew with Clarence Cham beriin to Berlin in June 1927 LEVINE De Valera Calls for Russias Admission to League of Nations GENEVA Sept 12 dent Eamon de Valera went to bat or Russia today on the rostrum of the league of nations assembly an nouncing that the Irish Free State would vote for Russias entrance into the league COLE BLEASE OF SOUTH CAROLINA LOSES IN RUNOFF Woman Gives Governor Close Contest in Colorado By ASSOCIATED PRESS Tuesdays primaries in eight states as far flung as Washington on the west and New Hampshire on the east showed these results Wed nesday Louisiana Huey Long ramlidate win South Carolina The veteran Cote Blease beaten for governor Colorado A woman rives Gover nor Johnson close run for renomina tion Arizona Senator Aahumt close contest for rcnomlnatlon Michigan Governor Comstook trailing Frank D Fitzgerald to G 0 P choice Vermont Senator Austin Jfew Deal foe renamed by democrats pick Fred C Martin New Hampshire Congressmen Rogers D and Tobey R renomi natcd Washington Close race lor dem ocratic senatorial nomination In Vermont the republican Sena tor Warren R Austin wag renomi nated by a three to one vote over Harry B Amey Senator Austin has been a consistent critic of the new deal The new deal will become a clear cut issue in November how ever for Senator Austin will be op posed by a Roosevelt man Fred C Martin The election that jacked with most no national connections Thii was the war between Senator Huey P Long and Mayor T Semmes Walmsley and Long won Troops were called out during the cam paign Long concentrating national guardsmen in New Orleans to fn sure a peaceful and proper pri mary The voting however was done most quietly Longs candi dates won With this victory in hia belt the senator is ready to go on with his campaign to clean the ring out of New Orleans Renamed in New Hampshire The Long indorsed candidates for the democratic nomination for con resstantamount to election in Lou isiana were 3 O Fernandez in the first district and Paul Maloney in the second New Hampshire republicans and democrats appeared satisfied with the congressional status quo re naming representatives Rogers D and Tobey In vote volume re publicans turned out more largely han democrats The nominees for governor in that state were H Stiles Bridges R and John L Sul tTum to PaRe 3 Column 3 Feeding of Children Uncle Sam knows that proper feeding is the most important step in making good pupils of the mil lions of children in the schools of this vast country To meet the special needs of his great army of little citizens he has issued a booklet which tells The importance of good bread How to pack the basket lunch What food children should have How to prepare lunches at school How to make the rural school lunch How to prepare the noon meal at home How to handle food with cleanli ness Send in order today Fill in the at tached coupon Inclose 4 cents to cover postage and handling Use coupon Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Hnskin Director Washington D C I inclose 4 cents in com care fully wrapped for the booklet School Lunches Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C Mason City Autumn Opening Starts at OClock Wednesday Evening ;