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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 22, 1933, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NE1GUBOBS HOME EDITION VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 302 Mayor of Washington King on Job After Mrs Mary Norton Goes Home By HERBERT PLTJMMEK WASHINGTON Sept 22 The unofficial title of Mayor of Washington has been borne rather proudly for al most three years now by a woman r s Mary Norton of New Jersey member of the house When the dem ocrats gained control of the house in the elec tions 1930 the New Jersey rep resentative fell heir to the chair manship of the committee on the District of Col FRANKLIN COUNTY CETS U S AID Ford Company to Conform to Automobile Code WILLIAM umbia Since the district committee han dles all affairs relating to the vote less citizens of the capital the chairman is the nearest to a may or that the city has King Takes Job Her Honor the Mayor how ever hasnt been in Washington much since the specialsession of congress adjourned Its another who is being hailed as His Honor and getting the credit for doing things that a chief magistrate usu ally does for his constituents His during the summer been Senator William H King of Utah King holds the same position in the senate that Mrs Norton does in the house He is chairmanof the senates districts committee Goes Alter Job Many thought that the gray hair ed veteran Utah senator would take only a casual interest in his new job Already he was a busy man He ranks second on the powerful fi Aiance committee of the senate and holds the same position on judiciary f sooner in things begaij to tiiim District of Col Lumbla When congress adjourned WILL CUT WEEK OF WORK TO 35 HOURS OR LESS Official Says Firm Not to Violate NRAs Provisions DETROIT Sept 22 Ford Motor company now operat ing on a 40 hour work week short ly will place its employes on a work week within the 35 hour week provisions of the NRA automotive code which Henry Ford has not signed Details of the plan for reducing hours for the 50000 Ford employes as low as 32 hours a now being worked out by the company Conforms to Code Mr Ford intends to conform with the code bv working his men an average of 35 hours a week said one Ford official today He does not intend to violate the NRA code The NRA automotive code pro vides for a 33 hour work week and a minimum pay of 43 cents an hour The Ford scale at present is 50 cents an hour for the lowest paid employes Indications were that the com pany plans to work five days for onevreeK and daya the next Oj rxt TT OlrfTOl there will be a change lii the companys base pay rates also Resolutions Drafted for Farmers Holiday Group Session Comes After Close of Farmers Union Meet he elected to stay on inthe capital Ini mediately he went to work The first thing he did was to launch a milk Investigation He de veloped some rather startling infor mation about milk prices and dairy operations in and around Washing ton of which more will be heard lat er Rent Investigator Then he appointed a rent investi gator The work of this official has resulted in actual adjudication of rent complaints He went to the mat with President Roosevelts young budget director Lewis Douglas and succeeded in naving released Dis trict gas tax funds which created jobs for some 700 district govern ment employes Alt present under his orders the assistant corporation counsel of the district is conducting a bread inves tigation Washingtonians are enthusiastic about him and what he has done Mrs Norton may find it difficult to recover her title when she returns to Washington Iowa Woman Killed as Car Turns Over SAC CITY Sept 22 M C McAfee 30 of Sac City was killed when the car in which she was ridingwith her husband and Miss Emma Otto of Sioux City overturned near Rembrandt Mc Afee and Mias Otto are in the Spen cer hospital was not determined Henry Ford who lias remained silent on the companys position in regard to the NRA code has been a holdout since the inception of the national recovery act It has been authoritatively stated how ever that Ford feels he can com ply fully with tlie provisions of the automotive code without sign ing it and without obtaining the blue eagle 2 Bandits Hold Up Bank in Missouri BUCKLIN Mo Sept 22 Two bandits held up the Bucklln State bank yesterday and escaped in a small coupe with 1000 AUNT NET By Robert Quillen I dont see where Jane gets the idea you can rea son with children when you cant even reason with grown folks RUSSIA STANDS PAT ON WHEAT Demands Right of Exporting Twice as Much as Quota Allotted LONDON Sept 22 stood pat today on her demanc that she be allowed to export twio as much wheat as has been allottee to her under the mternationa wheat agreement and a meeting between the representatives of the soviet government and of the big four exporting nations broke U without getting anywhere The original figure set for Rus sia was 44000000 bushels The Rus sian delegate having made known his claims departed before the con elusion of the meeting leaving the others to decide what they were going to do about it Other nations participating wen the United States Canada Argen tina and Australia Representatives of the exporting nations expect to meet again nex week It is not expected there will b any developments making it practi cal to expand the total of 560000 000 bushels agreed upon as the port figure for the entire world The status of the European whea crops now has been determined bu it was said in American quarter more may be known about the Ar gentlne and Australian crops befor the next session of the full interna tional advisory wheat commission Nov27 Man Held in Illinois for California Thef DVVIGHT 111 Sept 22 man who gave the name of H D Mitchell was held by the polic here today for authorities at Sant Cal where a charge of gran theft is lodged against him Mitchc was arrested yesterday driving car bearing New Mexico Keens plates Boy 14 Injured in Football Game Die WALLACE Idaho Sept 22 A in a football game Ma com Dale Crabaugh 14 died in hospital here yesterday DES MOINES Sept 22 Committees on code drafting and esolutions of the National Farmers holiday association met today to repare measures to be presented efore a general gathering late in he day R S Norman of Plainview Texas eaded the committee which aimed 0 draft a code for agriculture to be resented if approved at the gener 1 meeting to the recovery adminis ration at Washington The group ought to incorporate provisions vhich will guarantee to farmers the ienefits of shorter hours and high r return for labor which Industry s receiving under the national re overy act 18 States Represented Approximately 18 states were epresented in a morning meeting of he board of directors of the na ioual association which then pro ceeded to organize the committees The agricultural code was expect ed to declare sales of farm produce elow the cost of production an un air practice of the agricultural in dustry although members of the committee declined to discuss spe cific provisions until the pact ready for approval No talk of a farm strike was ieard at the morning sessions but i1 was known that some members o he association favored declaration of a holiday pn marketing of farm should not accept Benefits or NKA Speakers atthe convention of the Iowa Farmers Union which con eluded yesterday emphasized th need of bringing the benefits of the NRA to agriculture and todays meeting was expected to be the in itial step in realization of that aim Reno declined to discuss the in tended code or any of its provision prior to the meeting If approve by the group he indicated the code will be forwarded to the recovery administration for action The farmers union convention was brought to a close last night with a ringing speech by Mrs Gifford Pin chot wife of Pennsylvanias gover nor urged farmers and laborers cooperate in obtaining a new deal and declared that the view point of the farmer is vitally neces sary in government today Mrs Plnchot Cheered She brought forth a storm of ap plause when she declared that al though I am a republican I thlnl the best thing the American peopl ever did was to vote against Mr Hoover He was a sjmbol of the Wall Street point of view dictating to the American people The agricultural adjustment act Mrs Pinchot declared is a wonder ful instrument for bringing about s new deal for the farmer but as an industry a law alone will not do i automatically The fanners got t help himself STUDY PLAN FOR BUYING COTTON Roosevelt Calls His Farm Advisers to Consider Proposals WASHINGTON Sept ident Roosevelt today called in hi agriculture advisers to consider th cotton purchase plan submitte yesterday by the conference southern representatives Those summoned were secretar Wallace and George Peek the a ministrator of the agricultural a justment act and Senator Bank head of Alabama a leader in th cotton conference The cotton belt states propose the government purchase half o this years crop still held by pro 5000000 15 cents a pound with theunder standing1 that for every bale pur chased by the government the pro ducers will cut next years crop tha much To all appearances the presiden in looking favorably on the proposa to lift Cotton prices but there reason to believe he favors a lowe price for the government purchase nearer 12 cents a pound Named Bank Receiver VINTON Sept 22 Everett democrat was appointe to succeed W B Jenkins republ can as receiver for the Farmer National bank of Vinton and th Buchanan County National bank o CUBAN REBEL CHIEF Soldiers and students have been dispatched into the Cam aguey province of Cuba by President Kamon Grnu San Martin to combat an uprising led by Juan Bias Hernandez rebel chieftain during the reg ime of Gerardo Machado Professors Draw Up Formula for Crisis in Havana University Men Would Keep President but Reduce His Powers HAVANA Sept 22 Uinversity professors today drew u a formula which they hoped won conciliate the tense political situa tion which it was authoritatively learned provides Jhat Ramon Grai San Martin remain as president bu with his powers snarply curbed The five fold opposition to th Grau regime went into confcrenc to study the plan as the capital out wardly calm expressed concern ove its rapidly dwindling food supply and heard recurring rumors or a new rebellion The conciliation formula was said to provide for the appointment of a concentration cabinet whose mem bers would be responsible to an op position junta including representa tives of all political factions Grau would not be empowered to ask the resignations of any of the cabinet members Grau still had not replied to op position demand that he step out of office Will Rogers BKVERLY HILLS Cal Sept a tax on the New York stock exchange so they are going to move to New Jersey There is no industry that could move easier All they have to do is change their telephone num ber pick up the blackboards and tell the loafers where to meet to morrow But those old Jersey politicians are not far behind the Tammany ones The minute they see what an easy racket it is they will be there with the tax too Wouldnt It be wonderful if a man could move his farm or house when the tax comes Yours WILL ROGERS ConiTlBht 1033 MeNnnBht Syndicate 5 GUNMEN STAGE DARING HOLDUP KILL POLICEMAN Claim Loot Worthless Machine Gun Kelly Suspected CHICAGO Sept 22 machine gunners laying a smoke creen to shroud their crime sur rised four federal reserve bank messengers and robbed them of mail sacks in the heart of the fi nancial district early today a few moments later killing a policeman as they wrecked their speeding car The bandits loot was worthless W C Bachman cashier of the ederal reserve bank said the bags contained nothing but cancelec checks worthless to anyone but the janks1 Postal inspectors city and state police quickly threw a cordon ol da around the city to preven the exit of the daring band anc government criminologists studlet the two automobiles abandoned b the robbers and the elaborate equip ment they contained in the hope o finding clews to the gunners XFrsehcl Case Unit Suspicion focused at once upon Machine Gun11 Kelly and Verne Miller southwestern banditsHIgh way maps thumbed in the Oklaiiom a regionwere found Iriflie bullet proof car that crashed a mile west of the loop and in the swift and daring execution of the robbery the police saw the expert hand of the notorious outlaws Chief of Detectives William Schoemaker said he suspected the gang was foiled in an attempt to seize valuable shipments of cur rency delivered to the banks in the that might have been used to aid the defense of Harvey Bailey and his confederates in the Urschel kidnaping trial Policeman Killed The policeman killed as he and a fellow officer approached the des peradoes car about a mile from the scene of the robbery not knowing of the holdup was Miles Cunning ham 35 A moment before the machine had overturned after striking an other and B3 Cunningham and Po liceman Morris Fitzgerald stepped into the street the men crawled from the wreckage and sent a bar rage of machine gun bullets to wards the officers Cunningham fell mortally wounded while Fitzgerald Turn o VHRC 2 Column 2 RANSOM MONEY DISPOSAL TOLD Defense Lawyers Objection in Urschel Kidnap Case Overruled OKLAHOMA CITY Sept 22 P relating to the disposi tion of part of the with which Charles P Urschel was ran somed was admitted over strenuous objectionsof counsel for seven Min neapolis and St Paul defendants In the kidnaping conspiracy trial in federal court here today A M Carey of Minneapolis at torney for the seven sought to rule out the testimony as concerning a matter that occurred after the con spiracy had been closed by return of Urschel Actual Alnluctors Your point has effect only as to the actual abductors said District Judge Edgar S Vaught Ralph Hagen teller in the Hennc pin State bank Minneapolis told oE intercepting part of the ransom at his bank His testimony brought the Minneapolis and St Paul defendants Blumenfeld Sam Koz berg Sam Kronick Pete Valder alias Hacket and Nelson Edward Barney Berman Charles Wolk and Clifford the trial by name for the first tinie Port of Ransom The prosecution has SI500 ob tained In the Twin Cities which it Identified as part of the ransom for return of Urschel Oklahoma City oil millionaire kidnaped July 22 The return of the brings the total recovered to and leaves outstanding on his abduc tion account HEROINE OF STORM Gwendolyn Taylor of Phila delphia replaced sick orchestra on tho steamship Morro Castle ami culmcd terrified passengers by thumpiig away on a piuno uU as seas pounded the Khip Tho vessel cmuto to Yorlt from Havana WHS caught lu a hurricane Associated Press Mfs Gives Court Details on Tire Warehousing Markley Cross Examination Continues in Damage Suit Having thoroughly reviewed the background of events leading up to the signing of the warehousing and other wholesaling contracts between the Brewer Tire and Battery com pany and the Firestone Tire and Ruhber company Mrs Helen Brew er first witness for the Brewer con cern which is seeking 30000 dam ages from the Firestone company proceeded Friday to relate in cross examination by J B E Markley the details of the sales and consequent commissions under the agreements Testifying that she had signed a contract with L P Coursliou on Oct 31 1930 acquiring on that date theone stop service station which Mr Courshon had formerly oper ated Mrs Brewer explained that the Firestone dealer contracts which Mr Courshon hnd held were not transferable and that new con tracts between herself and the Firestone Tire and Rubber company had to be drawn up and the Cour shon contracts canceled Signed In February 1931 These contracts between herself and the Firestone company were not signed until Feb 10 1931 afte1 Mrs Brewer had Incorporated the Brew er Tire and Battery company at a capitalization of According to her testimony she started selling Firestone tires on or about Dec 18 1930 these tires being some that Mr Courshon had on hand at the time Mrs Brewer acquired his stock having a value of between and ac cording to an estimate made by Mrs Brewer Under her contracts with Fire atone Mrs Brewer warehoused tires and other supplies and also operated a retail sales department in connec tion with her one stop service sta tion She testified that she received a 5 per cent commission on all tires which she shipped out of her ware house to dealers in the surrounding territory but she received no ware housing commission on her own withdrawals from the warehouse Didnt Head Them Daily reports which were In reality triweekly reports were made out by the warehouseman Mrs Brewer said and other reports were sent in on the first and fif teenth of each month but these re ports were made out by Ross Clark the warehouseman whom she hac employed at the recommendation the Firestone agents and who was paid by the Firestone company These reports were of a compli cated nature and Mrs Brewer said that she did not read them Defense Attorney Markley then asked Mrs Brewer about the Har roun building and she testified that she and Mr Harroun and Mr Empt ing a Firestone agent went to the Turn lo PnBP 2 Column 3 F R Speeds Program of Food Buying Orders Purchases to Aid Needy to Begin Within 30 Days WASHINGTON Sept 22 President Roosevelt today speeded his program for federal purchase ot surplus foodstuffs and staples for the needy with orders to get it un der way within 30 days He conferred with Secretary Wallace and Lewis Douglas direc tor of the budget who arranged for appointment of a special com mittee to carry into effect the dual plan to take surpluses off the glutted rmirkets and to feed the unemployed Douglas arranged for the neces sary funds which are roughly esti mated to be auout 575000000 Secretary Wallace named Ches er Davis and L H Bean of his de partment to cooperate with a rep resentative from the federal emer jcncy relief agency in carrying ou the Roosevelt proposal to purchasi surplus beef dairy and poultry prod ucts cotton and cotton seed Wallace also took up with th president the problem of a long tim program for reduction and contro corn and hogs He Is considerin the possibility of including surpKi com purchases in the new relic plan but he is more interested in providing for a permanent price lifting plan for com and hogs GRANT IS AMONG 5 TO STATE FOR PUBLIC WORKS 85000 Will Be Used for Improvements to Streets One of Bank Bandit Trio Calls Himself Machine Gun Kelly STUTTGART Ark Sept 22 men one of whom was said to have declared he was George Machine Gun Kelly robbed the Peoples National bank of less than here today and forced three women bank employes to ride the running board of their automobile to shield them against officers fire N Y EXCHANGE TO LOSE STOCKS About 25 of Most Active Shares Will Be Moved to New Jersey NEW YORK Sept 22 New York stock exchange will lose about 25 of its most active stocks on Oct 2 when trading will def inite be started in New Jersey it was asserted in well informed brok erage quarters ill Wall street today Leading brokers said that trading on the newly organized New Jersey stock exchange would start on that date regardless of whether Mayor DBrien had signed the law provid ng for New York City taxes on jrokers and stock transfers by that time While tradingwill begin with only about 25 stocks it was ex plained that the New Jersey list would be expanded as rapidly as me chanical facilities would permit Also It was said that as soon as stocks were removed to New Jersey trading In those shares would cease In the New York exchange It was expected that the stock ticker would quote hoth New York and New Jersey prices inasmuch as there would be no duplication of trading In individual issues This It was explained would obviate set ting up a separate ticker system Des Moines Youth in Critical State After Being Shot CHICAGO Sept 22 H Stephan 21 Des Moines Is in a critical condition In a hospital here after being wounded when he walked into a dmg store holdup last night A visitor at the Century of Pro gross Stephan and William Peter son his cousins husband with whorr he was staying went to the drug store to make a purchase As they entered they saw foil robbers lining up three clerks and six customers and were forced InU the line One of the robbers afte taking and a watch from Stcph an accused the youth of holdinf out and plunged his hand Into th lowans pocket As he did so his gin was discharged wounding the youth The robbers fled At the hospital attendants the bullet had punctured Stephans intestines WASHINGTON Sept 22 he public works administration to day allotted 5198000 to five Iowa governmental units for nonfederal irojects The allotments were part f grants totaling for IB nonfederal projects in seven states The largest single allotment to owa was to Franklin coun ty for grading and surfacing of streets the work to begin immedi ately The project will employ 111 nen for 12 months The University Iowa was the recipient of for buildings and building repairs The larger part of this 557000 will finance construction of a dormitory and re pair of the present dormitory and the Iowa Memorial union To Begin in Nine Days The work will begin within nine days employing 280 men six months The remaining is roof repairing basement excavation and installing servant quarters work beginning immediately em ploying 87 men three months A grant to the city of Shenandoah will cover construction of a new filtration plant and instal lation of a Deiscl generator at the water plant the work beginning immediately and employing 30 men for three months v Iea of vf forced avenue from fortyfoil p forty eighth streets and on tortyslxtn street from Sheridan to Urbandale avenues The work will begin imme diately employing 40 men two months To City of Iocahontns The other allotment of was to the city of Pocahontas for paving Beulah street The work will begin within 10 days employing 50 men for 45 days The total employment offered on the Iowa projects is 3651 man months of work The largest of all the allotments made today went to Cleveland Ohio amounting to 58930000 for sewer construction The administrator said the total allotments will provide 51 02C manmonths of quick labor Porter Says Effort to Help Farmers of Iowa Is Progressing DES MOINES Sept 22 fl Claude R Porter oC Des Moincs in erstate commerce commissioner aid yesterday he believes the ad ministration is making progress in ts effort to help Iowa solve its grieultural problem Porter was in DmahiL conducting hearings this veek and stopped off here for a hort visit enroute to Washington LINDBERGHS ON VISIT TO RUSSIA American Flyer and Wife in Leningrad After Hop From Finland LENINGRAD U S S R Sept 22 and Mrs Charles A Lindbergh arrived here at p m today after a flight from Hel singfors Finland They were escorted by two so viet naval planes which met them over the Kronstadt fortress Representatives of the foreign office and aviation officials greet ed them at the airport 9fit Wealfc IOWA WEATHER Fair cooler in east and Koufh portions Friday night Saturday Increasing cloudiness warmer In west nnd north possibly show ers In northwest LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday XI Minimum In Night 33 At 8 A M Friday ;