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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 29, 1933, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME ON 5 VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PHESS LEASED VVIHB SERVICH MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS Stiffest Code Fight Ahead Trouble Looked for on Construction Industry By HERBERT PLTJSPttER WASHINGTON Sept 29 The belief is prevalent around NRA headquarters although not much is being said openly about it that the stiffest code fight of them all is in prospect It concerns the master code of competition for the construction industry The coal in dustry code set something like a record for trouble The steel industry caused NRA officials many sleepless finally was con HERBERT PLUMMER nights before it summated But the construction in dustry is so complicated and has so many ramifications that no one seems to know just how an accord will be reached Affecting Millions The master code for the industry would affect between an estimated 3000000 and 5000000 workers and would apply to 22 distinct branches In addition there are1 provisions for supplemental codes for the separate sections which would deal with local details In other words every one builds buildings is directly con corned The construction industry ha such a bearing on the welfare o other industries that especial im portance has been attached to ef forts to put it under a code Per haps no industry was harder bit b the depression As one NRA official has expressa it no other major industry of thi size suffers such fluctuations of ac tivity In regular five year intervals since 1900 he points out the Indus try has paid alternately very big and then starvation wages Thi has tod theeffect of unsettling JiJtJtf ut 1WU NO 308 STRIKE MOB RAIDS STEEL PLANT Parents and Friends Plead for Parole of Youths feeing V ad jug t ed in private one guess was as gboi as another as to what finally woulf emerge Not All Easy Going No better illustration is afforded of the complex situation than tha presented in the gigantic publii works program which is being pushed ilnto action Thereis 3 300000000 to be made available in this tremendous project toward re covery Yet construction lags All sorts of difficulties beset its path Con tractors have attempted to avoi bonding while others have attempt ed to eliminate competitive bidding In other instances communities have shown a reluctance to mak what they believe to be uneconomic cxpeditures Some of the well informed are frankly skeptical that an adequate and workable construction code can be obtained Others who have seen victory wrested from apparent fail ure in such industries as coal and steel remain confident that the Blue Eagle will triumph In this instance too Legionnaires Begin to Arrive for Their Chicago Convention CHICAGO Sept 29 air plane boat train and thumb Le gionnaires are arriving in Chicago from every corner of the nation anc some of the territories to attend their national convention next week After directing thousands of early arrivals to hotels yesterday officials at registration headquar ters said the number of advance registrants was phenomenally large and predated an attendance of almost 300000 by Sunday Ses sions of the convention do not begin until Monday AUNT HET By Robert Quaien People get used to some kinds o misery but I never saw a fat woman weigh her self without lookin madder when she got off o the scales LABORER LOSES LIFE IN BELMOND DYNAMITE BLAST Laursen 35 Blown to Bits While Working on Road BELMOND Sept Laursen 35 was blown to pieces today noon while working with a road construction crew seven miles south of Belmond Dynamite which he had set exploded prematurely and caused 25 caps in his pocket to ignite The accident occurred as Laur sen was dynamiting rock at the in tersections of highways 10 and 15 Laursen was working for the Little Construction company Laursen had been employed with the Little Construction company for the past years His wife has been employed as cook for the con struction company Besides his wife Laursen is sur vived by three small children The home of the Laursen family Is at Barnum The body was being brought this afternoon to the Klemme undertak ing parlors in Belmond Officers were called on the case and started an investigation State Comptroller DES MOINES Sept 29 State Comptroller C B Murtagh has announced approval of issu ance of 562000 of refunding bonds by the Black Hawk county board of supervisors The issue is to take up outstand ing indebtedness against the county poor relief fund Murtagh held a hearing yester day in Waterloo to hear objections to the issuance of the bonds at which E L Hostetter appeared for the objectors The comptroller said that the proceedings were according to law and that arrangements had been made for payment of the bonds when issued HURRICANE LAYS MEXICAN CITY IN RUINS I TWS Assoclatea Prc8s provides one of the first closeup views of damage done by the litirricnno Charles L Percival of Des Moines Dies DES MOINES Sept 29 Charles L Percival 75 Des Moines businessman since 1886 and presi dent of the Refrigerator and Butch ers Supply Manufacturing company bearing his name died today at his home The widow three sons and a daughter survive ADMITS SETTING REICHSTAG FIRE Van der Lubbe Branded as Communist Claims He Acted on Impulse LEIPZIG Germany Sept 29 ffi Marinus Van der Lubbe alleged Dutch communist made an unequi vocal admission of guilt in the burn ng of the German relchstag build ng at todays session Of the case in which he and four other men are on trial Judge Wilhelra Buenger announ ced Van der Lubbe would give his own version of the burning There upon the defendant standing with Irooping shoulders and downcast yes replied hesitantly and reluc antly as Buenger on a basis of any earlier confession drew a confirma ion from Van der Lubbe Do you admit setting fire your ielf to the reichstag the judge demanded Almost inaudibly Van der Lubbe yes Later in response to repeated irodding Van der Lubbe added I iad no intention of so doing when awoke that day The Idea came o me as I walked past the reich itag at two oclock I spent the aft irnoon In a suburb returning to the lty at 8 oclock The father of Blagoi Popoff one if the three Bulgarian political ref igees among the defendants at ended court today and was per mitted to see his son during a re ess Final Plea Made for Conviction in Kidnaping Trial Prosecutor Terms Ursche Case1Battle IT J Underworld OKLAHOMA CITY Sept 29 UP K Hyde the 32 year old federal district attorney demanded conviction of the 10 defendants in the Charles F Urschel kidnaping conspiracy trial in the final plea to the jury today The dynamic young prosecutor termed the case as the federal gov ernments battle gage to the un derworld Precedents are being set that will guidethe courts and the bar in ail future trials that grow out of this determined effort of your gov ernment to stamp out this most damnable of crimes Hyde de clared He sketched rapidly a picture of prosecutions case paying high tribute to the courage of Ursche this fine citizen who has gone through the tortures of hell throughout the stirring events since his abduction the night of July 22 Earlier A M Cary of Minne apolis and J B Dudley of Okla homa City pleaded for the acquittal of the five defendants from Minne apolis and St Ber man Clifford Skelly Sam Kozberg Isadore Blumenfeld and Sam Kro nick The cose was expected to reach the jury late this afternoon Lindberghs Leave Moscow for Tallinn MOSCOW Sept 29 four days of sightseeing and study of soviet aviation Colonel and Mrs Charles A Lindbergh took off shortly before noon today for an unannounced destination which was believed to be Tallinn the capital of Estonia New York Governor Confined to Home NEW YORK Sept 29 Herbert Lehman remained confined to his Park Avenue home today un der physicians care after being stricken with an attack of appen dicitis Physicians said an operation was not believed necessary at this time Stumbo Iowa Civil War Veteran Dies E Sept 29 Stumbo a Civil war veteran and one of Iowas oldest Masons died here today He had belonged to the Masonic lodge for nearly 50 years Seven children survive owan Held After Fatal Fall of Boy CHICAGO Sept 29 Engelking Hubbard Iowa farmer was detained for investigation by Mlice after John Wrobcl 18 had been killed in a fall from the farm ers truck Wrobe had been given a lift by Engelking Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Sept a white mouse rising up and knocking the ears down on six rattlesnakes it may be the turning of a new era a tax payer is liable to become aroused iana political pay roll Then when kid napers admit where 75 thousand bucks are buried and it was really there and had been for several months why that shows we have somebody in the coun try that can live off their income and not have to dig up their principal But when it costs the government 66 thousand dollars to hire a steamship company to cany one pound of picture post cards across the water why it would be cheaper to cable at government expense Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 3M3 McNiMisht Synillcntc KELLY AWAITS HIS REMOVAL Report Federal Officers to Seek His Transfer by Saturday MEMPHIS Tenn Sept 29 UP A strange looking spectacle George Machine Gun Kelly chafed In his prison cell here today as federal agents moved guardedly with their plans to change his address to sim ilar quarters in Oklahoma City When captured by officers Tues day morning he was smoothly shav en and his dark hair was freshly dyed yellow After four days in jail he had a heavy dark beard eyebrows that are partially blond and partially brunet and hair that is dappled blond and brown A source close to the officers In charge revealed that authorities at Oklahoma City where Kelly and his wife will be tried on a charge of kidnaping Charles P Urschel have asked that the couple be trans ferred by Saturday John M Keith agentIncharge said he conferred over long distance telephone with J Edgar Hoover head of the bureau investigation in Washington and received instruc tions for the trip to Oklahoma City Keith did not reveal the Instruc tions but said it was generally un derstood the trip would be made late tonight or early tomorrow morning Reinsurance Plan Hearing Held on Royal Union Life DES MOINES Sept 29 Hearing on the plan of reinsurance of E H Maytag of Newton for the Royal Union Life Insurance com pany was to be held today before L A Andrew and E W Clark co receivers for the company The hear ings will be the ninth before the re ceivers who are allowing the M Didders for the reinsurance business an opportunity to explain their plans orally Claims Robbery After Being Hit on Back of Neck Plymouth Farmer and Friend Heldltp jGrani Juryon DrunkDriving Leon Jirsa and Casper Hedel farmers residing near Plymouth were bound to the grand jury Fri day morning by John C Shipley police judge on charges of driving while intoxicated Their bonds were fixed at each to appear for the Oct 23 term of court The men were taken into custody Thursday night after Marshal Gage of Plymouth had telephoned to Sheriff J M Robertson According to Hedel he was robbed of when hit over the neck with a club of some kind when he stopped to talk to two men about a half mile cast of Manly on the road to Osage about 4 oclock Thursday afternoon He was on Ma way to Plymouth ac cording to Hedel to purchase parts for a washing machine and was stopped by the two men who of fered him a drink As he was look ing into the bottle he stated he was clubbed and robbed After he had awakened Hedel claimed he hailed Jirsa who was passing in his car and asked him to ride to town in the Hedel truck with him Jirsa rode to Plymouth with Hedel and Jiraas cousin took the Jirsa car to Plymouth According to Marshal Gage both men had been drinking and when Hedel got out of the truck he fell Jirsa helped him back Into the truck and they drove about threequarters of a block with Jirsa at the wheel Marshal Gage would not allow them to drive farther unassisted Marshal Gage later locked up Hedel upon his familys request and later took Jirsa into custody when Jirsa became playful in a down town restaurant and wanted to place a large necktie about the neck of the marshal The two men were brought to Mason City about 9 oclock Thursday night PONDElFAtlOF 5 MEN WOMAN Luer Kidnaping Jury Back at Deliberations After Nights Sleep EDWARDSVILLE 111 Sept 29 by a nighta sleep the jury which holds the fate of five men and a woman charged with kidnaping August Luer 77 year old Alton banker and meat packer re turned to its deliberations today with no indication of what progress had been made When no verdict had been reached at midnight more than six hours after the case had gone to the jury the jurors were locked up for the night under instructions from Cir cuit Judge D H Mudge Those tried for the abduction were Randol Eugene Norvell Percy Ja Fitzgerald known to his as sociates as the dice box kid Mrs Lillian Chessen and her husband Charles Mike Musiala and Christ Nicola Getcho Two others were in dicted but are fugitives OPPOSE PLACING OF BEER THIEVES INREFORMATORY Give One More Chance Plea of Large Array of Witnesses Parents and friends pleaded for the parole of the four youths con victed of stealing beer from moving trucks in the district court before Judge Joseph J Clark Friday Each one of the four youths Phil Ong Jesse Roy Zahrobsky and George Ervin had an array of a half dozen or more friends who maintained they were without crim inal tendencies and that it would be wrong to send them to the state reformatory a Anamosa to which they were sentenced for a term of not to exceed five years by Judge Clark Witnesses Questioned The witnesses were questioned by L R Boomhower in behalf of Ong and Zahrobsky while L A Moe represented Carroll and D H Fitzpatrick Ervin Cross examina tion in behalf of the state was con ducted by County Attorney M L Mason who was assisted by M E Laird assistant county attorney The details of the daring act by the boys were unfolded in the cross examination by the county attorney Didnt Want to Go I dont want to go to the peni JudgeClark The beer stealing epi sode resulted because it looked easy and they did it for the fun of it he testified He admitted on cross examination that he was the one who got on to the beer truck in their operations Both the boy and his father J L Zahrobsky said he did not drink or smoke the father stating the boy had never caused any trouble Five witnesses were called each of whom expressed it as his opinion that it would be detrimental to his future to send him to the peniten tiary These included Erdix Swift who observed the boy as a scout Don MacPeak who regarded him as a fine young chap Charles La Roc who had visited in the home J Leonard Kline former high school coach who had him in train ing while the boy was a freshman in high school and O M William son a neighbor Give Testimony O W Ong supervior of the In dionhead farms Inc father of Phil Ong admitted he had been warned by officers about his sons speeding with an automobile but maintained his son had caused him no trouble the witnesses in Ongs be half was the Rev D L Kratz of the Church of Christ who said the youth was not an intentional crim inal Dr N C Slam said he had high regard for the boy Although testifying he had never been in a penitentiary he said It was his judg ment the health of the boys would be better guarded there than in the local jail Other character witnesses for Ong were L S Thompson local grocer H H Boyce high school in structor Carl Grupp retailer F B Hathaway manual training Instruc tor O T Balmat who said they had already been punished enough Mr McPeak and S L Haynes who had supervision over the boy when the latter was a scout In Christian Home Carrolls character witnesses spoke highly of the boys mother and said they knew of no previous scrape the youth harl been in His witnesses were Starr Parker assistant superintendent of the American Beet Sugar company who said Carroll would have a job at the plant this fall The Rev G G Parker Manly pastor and D K Lundberg who leased an apartment to the Carroll family both testi fied the hoy had been brought up n a Christian home and that the boy to their knowledge had a good reputation Submits Affidavits Mrs Elsie Carroll mother of the defendant stated the boy had given aer no trouble and at times con tributed to her support Mr Moe also submitted affidav ts from E J Patton chief of po ice F R Sanford former chief of sollce G E Cress former sheriff J McCann employment officer at the Decker plant Dr J E Mc Donald A R Flnlcy superintendent of the beet migar plant Ray Oulman ocal police officer James Rae high school principal and C E Oilman secretary of the Y M C A IN NEW YORK RACE MKee Joins Mayor Fight in New York Makes Race Against Tammany Man and LaGuardia NEW YORK Sept 29 seph V McKee announced his can didacy today for mayor of New YorkCity His announcement handed out by Charles Keegan his associate set at rest one of the most vigorously played guessing games that has struck political circles McKee will run as an independent democrat against Major Fiorello La Guardia independent republican running under the fusion banner and Mayor John P OBrien the candidate of Tammany hail For the past 72 hours some word from McKee has been sought des perately by the big town and four times the former city aldermanic president set an hour for announc ing his political intentions but each time postponed it TWO KILLED BY HAVANA POLICE Virtually AH Business Tied Up by Strike Called by Communists HAVANA Sept 20 persons were killed and at least five wounded when soldiers opened fire today on communists marching in a demonstration staged in honor of Julio Antonio Mella student communist leader slain in Mexico Banners attacking Chancellor Adolf Hitler of Germany Presi dent Ramon Grau San Martin and the United States ambassador Sumner Welles bobbed along above the approximately 1000 marchers The soldiers apparently were in tending over the heads of the crowd to dioperse the demonstrators when the two men were wounded Shooting Continues The shooting continued intermit tently after at least 100 shots had been fired as pedestrians scram bled for safety in nearby residences slamming doors and windows A company of soldiers stopped communists who were working on an obelisk reared in Havanas cen trally located Fraternity park as a burial place for Mellas ashes The soldiers confiscated the workers tools Pew private automobiles ventured on the streets communists stopping those motorists who did appear to ask what right they had to be out Business Tied up Virtually all business in Havana was tied up by a general strike called by the communists in honor of Mella Banks remained open and the railways operated but otherwise the strike was almost 100 per cent Docks were tied up steamship of fices were closed and taxicabs street cars and omnibuses did not operate Stores shut their doors The strike was scheduled to lost from noon until p m Heads Finance Group CHICAGO Sept 29 bers of the American Association of Personal Finance companies elected T J Harrison of Waterloo presi dent TEARS CLOTHING FROM CARNEGIE PLANT WORKERS 3000 Storm Gates as Police Stand Ready to Enter Fray CLAIRTON Pa Sept 29 A shouting challenging mob of more thnn 3000 striking coal miners swnrmcd into Clairton today stormed the gates of the Carnegie steel companys plant and ripped clothingfrom a number of the workers The pickets hungry after their nocturnal trek from the FayettR county coal fields seized dinner buckets of men on their way to work and devoured the contents A small army of city state com pany and county police armed with riot guns rifles revolvers and tear gas stood by at vantage points but iclmitted they were powerless to halt the mob without resorting to vio lence Breastworks Thowii tJp Breastworks of sand bagg were thrown up at the steel plants en trance duringthe night Most of the striking miners are employes of the H C Frick Coke company Both Frick and Carnegie Steel are subsidiaries of the U S Steel corporation This is the third invasion of Clair ton in a week The miners charge the Clairtou works the largest by products plant in the world is using coal imported from the south due to the in Fayette county About 6000 men are on the Clairton payrpll Elbow Way Through Me thelr way through the irowd gath ered about the entrance They were jostled pushed and shoved but re freshed by a nights sleep after yes terdays toll they accepted the sit uation good naturedly The miners said some of the workers joined them but it ap peared that almost all of the men went to work Shifts change at 3 p m and po lice officers conferred to discuss H campaign of action if the strikers were still in town at that time Lift Auto in Air One automobile loaded with mill workers wag lifted into the nlr by n group of pickets who seemed intent on wrecking the machine but the assailants were routed by County Police Sheriff Frank I Gollmar who led his full force of deputies through the crowd Asked ow long the strikers would he permitted to swarm around the gates he said Frankly I dont knoiv r dont see we can break up the lines Appearance Nondescript The miners presented a nonde script appearance Many wore hel mets and were in their shirt sleeves Nino were arrested by Deputy Sher iff Clarence Mooar who said some of them had liquor in their posses sion One group oC strikers raided An thony Wyankates fruit store tak ing whatever they wanted and re fusing to pay for it The trouble at Clairton is but one phase of labor unrest whih has resulted in almost 100000 steel and mine workers walking out in the tristate district of Pennsylvania West Virginia and Ohio Other Strike Scenes sheets Meanwhile other strike s of ml6 doted the country from cc coast Friday with these Ford had B troubles on his hands Workion his Chester Pa assembly p at f having gone on strike motored tJ Kdgewater N J and started a strike in the Ford plant there They threatened to proceed to Dearborn to picket Labor troubles also beset the Richmond Cal plant Seek Settlement Flint National Labor hoard sought a settlement of n strike of several thousand auto tool Turn to pane 2 column 6 Wea IOWA WEATHER Increasing cloiidlncsH and warmer Friday night Saturday nnsettlrcl probably tthnwern In extreme east portion somewhat warmer In Hmilhmst nml cooler In northwest portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGaxette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum ThurMluy T2 Minimum In Nlghl At 8 A M Frliluv BR ;