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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 13, 1934, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME n 4 n L u n t n t HIS MEM A D f DEPT OF lOrtA P M O I M F fl I i NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PJEUESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 131934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 290 Miss Hand of Master Ghost Writing of Democrats Not Up to Par By HERBERT PUJMMER ASHINGTON Sept 13 littered cubby hole at demo cratic headquar ters here en shrines the mem ory of a famous political art It is tie ghost writing Charlie Michelson did for the democrats during the Hoov er administra tion and later for the Roosevelt presidential cam paign In those days for month on month the former New York World news writer turned out pieces be laboring republicans which found their way with monotonous regu larity to newspaper offices Uni formly virile and original each bore the signature of first one demo cratic member of congress and then another Even before the 32 presidential campaign was on responsible repub licans were attributing to perhaps more than was his due credit or discredit for the chang ing sentiments of the time Tag That Counts Came the Roosevelt campaign Chairman Raskob and Executive Director Shouse of the national committee took back seats But Michelson stayed with the new chairman Big Jim Farley and his lineup ancient history now Charlies last job of this kind was as NRA publicity director and he left that long ago But now and again it seems the hand of that old master is missed Consider the case of Jim Farley himself for example He has been laying it on thick of late on his crosscountry jaunts Wherever the faithful or potential converts are gathered be it Oregon orAla is done W nflLuaJBUtc from tfiitf same bowl With singular regularity all democrats in any state he visits are extolled In some instances such as re cently in Oklahoma Farley or his ghost writer has faced a difficult question unflinchingly It matters not apparently how members of congress have voted so long as their party tag is stamped with a D of any size shape or color Masters Touch Missing A Michelson apprentice must have written that Oklahoma City sentence which said all senators and representatives from that state have been among the strongest sup porters of the presidents policies True Senator Elmer Thomas has supported Roosevelt recommenda tions but be still wants to go much more to the left than does tie presi dent Senator Thomas Gore has sided so often against new deal enactments that he is mentioned in the same breath with Carter Glass of Virginia as a conservative It may he that such matters are of small moment to the expansive Mr Farley that all democrats look alike to him Or it may be that it is all but a part of the great game of politics The fact remains however that the Master Michelson touch seems to be missing for the time To Slow Down Cattle Purchasing Program WASHINGTON Sept 13 The farm administrations program of purchasingcattle in drought areas will be slowed down gradually to make way for a campaign of feed clearance Secretary Wallace dis closed that he would probably halt purchases of cattle within two months 2 NORTH IOWA BANDITS HUNTED Rhode Island Riots Called Communist Uprising GOVERNOR ASKS LEGISLATURE TO HIRE WAR VETS Federal Troops to Come If Needed to Quell Strike Battles PROVIDENCE R I Sept 13 Island is faced not with a textile strike but with a commun ist uprising Gov Theodore Fran cis Green told the extraordinary ses sion of the general assembly this afternoon when he asked for legis lation permitting the calling of fed eral troops into the state and for an appropriation of with which to enroll 1000 World war veterans as special state police and for other emergency expenditures What started as local conflicts between workers and employers he declared have grown and spread to spots not connected with the strike and involves persons seeking to cre ate disorder and to foster a deliber ate plan to upset our established government Because some time would be re quired to muster additional forces into the state police the govern ment said he was asking the pass age of legislation permitting this state to take advantage of the pro visions of the constitution of the United States by calling for aid from the armed forces of the feder al government Wholesale arrests of communist agitators were ordered as Governor Green obtained a promise from President Roosevelt to send federal troops into Rhode Island if needed Secretary of War George H Dern in Boston informed of the situation in Rhode Island which has resulted in rioting by thousands of persons in Woonsocket and Saylesville the injuring of scores of persons and destruction of thousands of dollars worth of property said 2000 fed eral troops would be sent into Rhode Island if necessary Reports that roving bands of rioters were converging on the statehouse caused the Providence and state police to throw a guard around the capitol Eefrain From Violence WASHINGTON Sept 13 Frances J Gorman chairman of the textile strike committee called upon all strikers today to refrain Turn to Page 3 Column 3 FORECAST IOWA Unsettled probably occasional showers in central and east portions Thursday night and Friday and thunder showers in extreme west por tion Thursday afternoon or night Somewhat cooler in ex treme west portion Thursday night and in west and north central portions Friday M IN N E S O TA Unsettled showers tonight and in east portion Friday coolerin ex treme west portion tonight and in west and south portion Fri day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday SS Minimum in Night BO At 8 A M Thursday 64 DES MOINES MILL FORCED TO SHUT 1 Union Workers Throw Cor don Around Hosiery Plant in Sympathy Strike DES MOINES Sept 13 Union workers today forced a shut down of the Rollins Hosiery mills as pickets and sympathizers threw a cordon around the plant Although between1 50 ant 75 girl workers succeeded in entering the mill union leaders claimed they could do not work without the em ployes who remained outside the plant John F Brine president anc general manager of the company announced that the plant was com pletely shut down and would re main so until such time as we can operate peacefully 700 Pickets Gather Picket lines formed in front of the entrances at 6 a m and an hour later more than 700 had joiner the ranks Included were sympa thizers from an Electric Manufac turing company and a packing company At a mass meeting held outside the plant when the night shift quit work early today strike leaders asked all union members to reporl for picket duty and declared that it was their intention to allow no one to enter the plant They cautionec against violence Received Orders Cteo Casebeer of Philadelphia or ganizer for the federation said that he had received orders from the na tional office of the union to direct the strike Aside from sympathy with tne national textile strike workers here are seeking reduction of workin hours from 40 to 30 a week with the same wages now paid Casebeer explained He said the Boone Iowa plant of the company would not be affected by the walkout order Eight Die in Rhode Island Strike Clash Number of Deaths in Textile Walkout Is Now Twelve By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Another flare of violence in Rhode Island brought the number of deaths Thursday in the textile strifte to 12 One youth was mortally wounded by gunshot as police and guardsmen jattled a rioting crowd of 5000 at VVoonsocket Seven others were wounded Windows were smashed and stores looted as the crowd ran rampant through the citys streets Peace descended on Saylesville R I scene of disorder for three days after Gov Theodore F Green ordered picketing limited at the plant around which the trouble re volved Other Mills Reopen Additional mills reopened and more employes returned to work in tforth and South Carolina where national guardsmen patrolled tex ile centers A sympathy strike of hosiery workers appeared to be lagging Hosiery mills in Pennsylvania op erated as usual in the face of a strike call Wednesday The effect of the call on southern hosiery mills was uncertain The textile mediation board un successful in bringing the manufac turers to agree to an arbitration proposal prepared to report to President Roosevelt thepresident would talce airecfaction to1 settle the controversy High Tension Spreads WOONSOCKET R I Sept 13 tension spread over this city today after a fearful night of rioting and death Soldiers clashed with a wild run ning mob of more than 5000 Vol leys of gunfire were sent at the rioters at frequent intervals One youth lay dead from gunshot wounds Seven others were wounded three critically Until national guardsmen rushed into the city the police were over whelmed More help or well perish was the frantic cry of Police Commis sioner J Hector Paquin as he asked Gov Theodore F Green to seek fed eral troops The rioting accompanied by loot ing was the worst outbreak in New England since the start of the textile strike Hoodlums Run Rampant Hoodlums ran rampant through the mill and business districts smashing windows and street lights hurling rocks and stones at the po lice and guardsmen and breaking into stores Goods were carried from the shops The violence reached its height when the ponce and soldiers their supply of tear gas gone turned their guns on the rioters Eight fell wounded Oneof them Jude Courtemanche 19 year old died in Woonsocket hospital Three others were in the hospital dangerously wounded Fresh units of militiamen rein forced the guardsmen early today and the streets were finallly cleared of rioters but Police Commissioner Paquin said he feared another out break when darkness falls tonight Increase Police Force The violence during the night grew to such proportions that Gov ernor Green called the Rhode Island legislature into special session at noon today for the purpose it was understood of asking an appropria tion of to increase the state police force to 500 men Fifteen men who police said were the leaders in the rioting were ar rested The trouble started at the plant of the Woonsocket rayon plant as several hundred strike sympathizers jeered workers on the night shift The workers had been spirited into the plant in taxicabs early in the night The crowd milled before the gate lighted only by the pale giow of a few small bulbs protected by wire netting As the crowd grew all available police in the city num bering about 80 were summoned leaving the rest of the city unpro tected Call for Troops When the police found they could not control the crowd a call for na tional guard troops was sent out and two companies responded Then the crowd which had grown STRIKERS LINE UP FOR U S AID Aid in the form of grocery slips is being extended to families striking textile workers by the federal government through the FERA The picture shows a scene at relief headquarters at Atlanta Ga with W W Barker center president of local union No 2199 ol the United Textile Workers of America handing out relief slips to members of families found in need Associated Press Turn lo Page 3 Column REVEALDEALOF DO FONTS ABROAD Company Advised by Gen eral MacArthur Not to Show Some of Files WASHINGTON Sept 13 Evidence that the E I du Pont de Nemours company and Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd of Eng land in 1932 entered into an agree ment for sales cooperation for disposal of their products in Europe Asia and South America was pre sented today ito the senate muni tions committee This agreement superseded a previous arrangement of 1928 and continued a plan du Pont had orig inally entered in 1907 Under it the two companies agreed to use joint sales agencies which would offer products of both com panies indiscriminately with free dom of choice being left to pur chase Provides for Suspension It provided for suspension during a war of major proportions where its continuance might prove em barrassing either politically or com mercially United States and England were specifically excluded from the agreement The evidence was presented after the du Fonts had denied vigorously that World war profits of the con cern had been used to acquire hold ings in other American industries Theyagreed however that a part of these profits had been used in obtaining 25 per cent of the common stock of General Motors T8e committee learned that Gen Douglas MacArtbur as acting secretary of war had advised the du Pont company that nothing in its files referring to secret military plans of the United States was to be made public in connection with the senate hearing Stamped Confidential Some of the material furnished the committee by the du Pont com pany was stamped for the confiden tial use of United States agents only the testimony before the com mittee developed MacArthur who is the army chief of staff was acting secretary when the instructions were sent in August He told the du Pont com pany of the necessity of safe guarding data in view of the sen ate investigation A communication stamped con fidential referred to the fact that a large production of war ma terials was to be assigned the du Pont company At the same time this disclosure came in the hearings General Mac Arthur sent Chairman Nye of the committee a letter saying there was no truth in allegations that he had attempted to help American muni tions firms sell equipment to Turkey NEW YORK VOTES ONCONGRESSMEN Talmadge Is Renominated in Georgia and Ritchie in Maryland By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK Nominated candidates Thursday for con gress and state legislature G E O K G I Gov Eugene Talmadge Wed nesday after his Roosevelt and Talmadge campaign stand Gov Al bert C Ritchie the democratic renomination in Wednesdays primary TWOOFFICERSOF RESCUE VESSEL SCORE CAPTAIN Say Master of President Cleveland Delayed in Sending Boats NEW YORK Sept 13 irst and third officers of the liner resident Cleveland today told a joard of inquiry investigating the aorro Castle disaster that they no onger wished to serve with Capt Robert E Carey master of the resident Cleveland because they harged Carey delayed in sending ifeboats to aid the burning Morro lastle The third officer Harold Peter son of San Mateo Cal told the joard he already had asked that he e relieved of his berth under Cap tain Carey Even if you believe the cap ains only fault was an error of judgment Peterson was asked Should Be No Error There should have been no error of judgment he replied Peterson said he believed more ives could have been saved from the Morro Castle if the President Clevelands lifeboats had put out sooner The first officer James H Hen derson told the board he no longer had any respect for the master because of his failure to get life New York republicans and dem ocrats made nominations in their primary election Thursday for 43 largest state delegation in many incumbents having opposition Most of the contests lay in New York City where only five demo cratic congressmen of 21 seeking renomination were unopposed There were 22 congressional tests among the democrats and nine among the republicans Dele gates also were elected to the New York state convention Sept 27 and 28 which will nominate candidates for United States senator governoi and two representatives at large Talmadge Renominated Gov Eugene Talmadge won re nomination Wednesday in Georgia the democratic nomination means a landslide vie tory over two opponents Judgi Claude C Pittman his closest ri val charged Talmadge with oppos ing the Roosevelt program but th governor replied that his stand wa Roosevelt and Talmadge A turnover in the states delega tion to congress was in prospect a Turn to Pane 3 Column 3 Man Claiming to Be Dry Aeent Fined on T Intoxication Lharg BURLINGTON Sept 13 UP Robert Lee Marshalltown claim ing to be an agent for the Iowa Ii quor commission and who assert he is on duty here with dry agents was fined S480 in police court thi morning on a charge of intoxica tion He was arrested by police las night Cooper Awaits Report DBS MOINES Sept 13 WPI Harold M Cooper chairman of th state liquor control commission sai today he was awaiting the court re port on the arrest and fining o Robert Lee of Marshalltown a com mission employe on a charge of in toxication Cooper said that his action re garding Lee would be determine by the report pointing out tha every commission employs has bee notified that dismissal would folio1 any evidence of intoxication Says Theres No Need for Brain Trust Iowa Farmer Can Run Own Affairs Claim of Dickinson WAUKON Sept that the farmers of Iowa are cap able of taking care of themselves that they are intelligent and able to manage their own farms without the aid of the brain trust Sen ator L T Dickinson in an address here today also warned his fellow lowans that the program of the AAA was the first step in regimen tation In speaking in northeastern Iowa I am fully aware of the keen tension with which the farm at mosphere of Iowa is now charged the senator from Algona said You have been told by the demo cratic administration that the elec tion checks are about that Santa Claus will have bigger and better gifts for you in the mor row There is more to life on the farms of Iowa than the acceptance of doles It is my belief that the armers of Iowa still have confi dence in themselves That they are not entirely dollar minded That they still believe in running their own farms and milking their own boats launched faster He said he would ask to be relieved of his com mand it Captain Carey was not re moved In response to questioning Hen derson said he believed Captain Carey did not realize the serious ness of the situation Another Victim Dies Another name was added today to the Morro Castle death list bringing the total number of dead and missing to 134 William Hassler 71 died shortly before last midnight at Bellevue hospital Hassler a passenger was taken from a rescue ship Saturday afternoon monia suffering from pneu Shortly after Hasslers death here two fishermen at Manasquan N J came upon the body of Charles Elias 54 who also was a passenger on the cruise liner He had been listed as missing Hoped for Survival Only yesterday hope was pressed that Ellas president of the Passaic N J glass works might have survived the disaster His name was called in the court of common pleas at Paterson N J for duty There was no petit jury answer George Alagna second radio oper ator of the Morro Castle is held in jail in default of bail which has been increased from to 53000 Alagna is held incommunicado un der orders of federal investigators as a material witness The grand jury investigation is seeking to determine if there is rea son for prosecution of anyone under the law which provides a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and fine for a ship employe or officer or government inspec tor whose negligence causes loss of life Captains Remains Analyzed ASBURY PARK N J Sept 13 meager remains of Capt Robert R Willmott of the burnad liner Morro few frag ments of bone and some lay in a local funeral establishment today pending a chemical analysis The analysis was ordered by Mar tin Conboy federal district attor ney Medical authorities doubted ii it would disclose any evidence of value because of the almost com plete demolition of the body Only a few fragments of the pel vis a small piece of skull and some vertebrae survived the intense flames All were brought ashore in a small suitcase Communists in Crew HAVANA Sept 13 Oscar Hernandez chief of the Ha vana port police said today he had learned that the majority of the Latin members of the crew on the ill fated liner Morro communists Castle were lowan Run Over by Freight Train Dies ST JOSEPH Mo Sept 13 fT John Guthrie 50 Hamburg Iowa died from injuries suffered when he was nm over by a freight train in the Burlington yards Step Ui Regimentation The present agricultural adjust ment administration program is bu the first step in regimentation In a speech at Rockford HI recently Secretary Wallace advocated an economic democracy As is ti usual suggestion we are now oh in the beginning of a longrang program It will take endurance cooperation sacrifice education brotherly love But we can take great comfor in his speech for we are assured i the farmers live longenough an follow the golden rule and adjus themselves to all the demands o the brain trust and can weathe the drought at some time in th far distant future we are going have farm relief A friend of mine told me his ex perience the other day He had jus received a government check o for not raising hogs thi year This friend of mine who go the 51000 has been raising hogs fo 40 years and the most he ever mad was a year Hoo bad he wastei bis life raising hogs when he couli Save made so much more if he hai known how not to raise hogs Prices Are Compared Last week hogs on the open market were a hundred sam week last year they were On 20 public markets the hog receipt for last week were 299000 same markets same week last year 1507000 head The returns received by th fanners on these same markets las week for 299000 head at hundred was mar kets same week last year 150700 head at 3375 was We find that although the pric a hundred was doubled the tola money volume received in mone that the farmer has to spend las year was practically three time what it was this year on accoun of the fact that he had fewer hog to sell Higher prices do not alway Turn to Pane 3 Column ft BANK HOLDUP IN GRAFTON FAILS AUTO IS STOLEN 3ne of Men Is Sighted at Manly Other Hunted in Cornfield GRAFTON Sept hursday afternoon were searching r two men believed to have anned to rob the State ank of Grafton when it opened is morning Tools and wire found n the basement of the bank offi ers stated indicated that the andits had spent the night in the ank building making preparations r the holdup It is thought that the bandits ft the bank shortly before 9 clock when a crowd gathered near car that had been stolen from Mason Cityan The men hid for a in a cornfield then one stole oar and escaped Sightly at Manly This car was sighted in Manly and fficers sought clews there Mean the other fled to another ornfield which was being combed y officers in an attempt to find im Officers were of the opinion hat amateur criminals had planned o rob the bank When a car parked on the street his morning aroused suspicions of citizens an investigation was start ed The car was left in a place seldom used for parking Stolen From Mason Cityan Investigation revealed that it had been stolen from J P McGuire steward of the Cerro Gordo county farm at Mason CityiStolen spta and Wisconsin were found tilr the Sheriff A E Weieneth of North wood was notified and in turn noti fied Sheriff J M Robertson of Ma son City who came here to identi fy the car Meanwhile two painters in the north part of town reported they saw men in a cornfield who would run out and then when someone approached go back At first it was believed these were only tramps Hesitated to Return Because a large number of curi ous persons had gathered at the car which had been parked on the street it was believed by officers that the men who had planned the robbery had hesitated to return Then an investigation at the bank revealed that all the electric wires n the basement had been cut Wire had been fixed on the doors of a ight room in the basement and of ficers believe that the bandits had planned to put the prisoners there In the cellar were also found axes and hammers and other equipment eft there officers believe in anti cipation of the robbery Other Car Stolen While this investigation was being carried on a Pontiac car belonging Will Baumann who lives a quar ter of a mile from Grafton was stolen This car had license plates of 179288 This morning about 8 oclock John Ueker and Adolph Schultz went up the alley and tried to get Turn hi Fngo 3 Column JW STEAMER ON WAY TO NEAREST PORT Message Follows Reports on Ship in Distress Off Mexican Coast LOS ANGELES Sept 13 Bewildering reports that the S S Hawaiian was in distress off th Mexican coast were followed wit a message early today from th freighter never mind nov goin to nearest port The message wa relayed to the coast guard statio here by the S S Santa Rosa The report of the Hawaiians d tress threw marine wireless sta tions throughout United States int a confused and frantic search fo the vessel in the early hours today In an unconfirmed report picke up by the Port Arthur Texas sta tion of radio marine the 6000 to craft was reported in a sinking con dition The ship plies regularly in the ir tercoastal trade and carried E passengers She has a general earsr A NEW MAP Every American should be famil iar with his own country and with such a map as that offered by our Washington information bureau for the nominal cost and handling charge of 10 cents no one need re main in ignorance This splendid map in five colors 21 x 28 inches in size on heavy paper and folded in convenient size gives not only con tinental United States but also all the detached territories that are un der the American flag On the re verse side will be found all import ant geographical and commercial data Inclose 10 cents in coin to cover cost and handling Use coupon Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin care fully wrapped for the map of the United States Name City utij State Mail to Washington D C ;