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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 28, 1934, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home COM MARLON E M HIS MEM OF ME EDITION XliE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XL ITVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 28 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 173 To Realize Ambition Hull Champion of Trading Tariff Benefits 2ND BREMER SUSPECT ARRESTED By HERBERT PLUMMER TON April 28 After something like a quarter of a century of bat tling in congress Cordell Hull of Tennessee is about to realize an ambition of a lifetime If congress grants President Roosevelt3 re quest for author ity to negotiate reciprocal trade agreements with other countries it will be the tall gaunt secretary of state who will play the major role in actual negotiations The house already has given its approval to the presidents request and while stiff and prolonged op position is expected in the senate final aproval by that body is re garded as practically certain Hulls 22 years of service in the house and part of a term in the senate were marked by his unflag ging zeal in opposing high tariffs A member of the house ways and means committee and the senate finance congres sional groups charged with fram ing all tariff is a recognized student and expert on the question Colleagues Ran Away He admits he was so immerse in the subject while a member of congress his colleagues ran away whenever they saw me com ing because I bored them with m strictures on the unholy evils of a high tariff policy Now he is near the point where he will be able to put into some of the philosophies and doc trines for which he has crusaded sc long When Mr Roosevelt called Hul fromthe senate to become dean o hiscabinet it was believed general Senate Passes Airmail Bill Provides for knowledge on th tariff question had much to do wit the presidents choice of him fo thispost Reciprocal trade agreements wit foreign countries were known t figure largely in the Roosevelt tariff philosophy Groundwork Laid The first 14 months as secretary of state however have been sper principallyin laying the ground work for just such a move as new contemplated Hull personally entertained hig hopes of tariff negotiations wit South American countries at th PanAmerican conference in Monte video last year which he attended as chairman of theAmerican dele gation Before the American delegates departed however the white house saw fit to limit discussions at the conference in such manner as to make concrete tariff proposals im possible About all Hull could do at Montevideo was to lay the ground work of the administrations good neighbor policy toward South American countries for future op erations Senate approval of the proposal to negotiate reciprocal trade agree ments will give him the opportunity for which he has waited almost a lifetime Study Maintenance and Management of Iowa School Plants DES MOINES April 28 Iowa school administrators and members of boards of education discussed maintenance and manage ment ofschool plants at a meeting here Supt L W Feik of Sioux City discussed the remodeling program under way there and Walter Mc Lain secretary of the Ottumwa school board talked on building maintenance Charles E Miller president of the Albia school board told of conservation of school systems Approximately 250 at tended BUTTON PLANTS VIOLATING NRA WORKERS CLAIM Governor Plans Parley With Operators of Iowa Concerns DES M01NES April 28 Steps to obtain adoption of a uni form method of computing wage scales for workers in Iowa button factories were taken today by Gov Clyde L Herring Acting at the request of spokes men for a delegation of more than 300 workers from Muscatine fac ories the governor called a confer ence of button factory operators for Des Moines next Tuesday At that time the manufacturers will meet with state NRA officials to discuss plans for adoption of a uniform method of computing the wage scales the governor said Piece Work Scale The workers who came to Des Moines today in vans and cars presented a petition which contended that the manufacturers were vio lating the spirit of their NRA code and are manipulating the piece work wage scale Representatives from the button factories in other Iowa river cities in addition to Muscatine will be in vited to the conference Mayor Herman Lord of Muscatine headed the delegation along with President E L Reed of the Musca tine button workers union and other organization officials Spokesmen conf the governor after presenting their petition Asked to Help The governor was asked to use his influence with the national em ergency council in bringing an im provement in the conditions Standards of living for button workers in Muscatine have been re duced in the past year despite the labor emergency relief measures the governor was told and mate rial unrest and dissatisfaction have resulted Employers were charged in the petition with manipulating the piece work so that only the most efficient workers received the minimum wage The maximum paid any work er was said to be 20 a week while more than 50 per cent were said to e receiving less than 514 Over 300 Discharged More than 300 workers were dis charged in Muscatine during the ast six weeks because of their in ability to earn the weekly minimum of it was alleged and when dis charged for this reason were black isted by other employers The petition asserted that warranted and unscrupulous viola Jon of the spirit of the NRA code had contributed to placing more Jian 550 families on relief rolls in Muscatine put many men out o work and had cut the wages of many to less than was required for ihe necessities of life Attending the conference with the governor also were President J C iewis of the State Federation of labor and representatives of the Iowa state labor commissioners of fice 2 San Quentin Convicts Get Sudden Death Fugitive Badmen Shot to Death by Posse of Desert Folk VICTORVILLE Cal April 28 UP death at the hands of a quick shooting posse of desert folk ended the flight of two escaped San Quentin convicts one of whom was characterized by authorities as sec ond only to John Dillinger as a des perado In a running exchange of gunfire three miles south of this little com munity death came quickly to Wanda T Stewart 29 and Walter H Weyth 40 The two had slugged ieir way out of San Quentin prison fhursday Trapped by Fosse The convicts were trapped by a hastily summoned band composed of a deputy sheriff and three depu tized civilians as they drove to ward Victorville from San Ber nardino where a short while before they had released two policemen whom they kidnaped in San Rafael and forced to accompany them on a wild ride that led through Death Valley Informed of the release of the wo policemen at San Bernardino Deputy Sheriff R Stanley Sneidiger with three civilians Lou Miller M M Black and Carl McNew drove south to meet the escaping convicts The fugitives rode in a police car which they had taken from their kidnap victims Red Light Looms An automobilewith ared Ugh loomed ahead of Sneidigerrana sped by him and his deputies Sneidiger ordered the automobile around an gave chase As the deputys ca gained ground the fugitives openei fire which was returned After a chase of nearly half a mile the fugitives car crashed infc an embankment Both the occu pants were dead None of the pur suers was injured Weai FORECAST warmer in the east and south portions Satur day night Sunday generally fair cloudy Saturday night Sunday un settled possibly showers in north cooler in west and cen tral portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 62 Minimum in Night 35 At 8 A M Saturday 61 When Youre Locked in Just Push Button CHICAGO April 23 youre imprisoned behind lockec doors push the nearest almost bound to bring results Consider the plight of William Becker piano tuner He complete an assignment in a private home but found a locked dooi barring hi exit He pushed a button Squads of policemen came to hi rescue It was a burglar alarm GRATTAN APPEAL WILL BE HEARD Aged Civil War Veterans Case to Be Reviewed by Supreme Court DES MOINES April hearing before the supreme court on the appeal for a new trial for M T Grattan Decorah G A R convict ed last year of slaying Claude Meade racehorse trainer will be held on May 18 it was learned here today The aged Mr Grattan recently transferred from Fort Madison to the soldiers home in Marshalltown wili be represented by J A Nelson Decorah lawyer There is a possi bility that Judge J W Willett of Tama judge advocate of the na tional G A R organization will appear with Mr Nelson The G A R and its auxiliary or ganizations have been active in ob taining Mr Grattans transfer to Marshalltown pending action on the petition for new trial During Mr Grattans four or five months at Fort Madison it was said that he was the only Civil war veteran confined in a penitentiary Farley Declares Airmail Service Will Be Improved Sees Economy as Result o Government Cancelation of Contracts ST LOUIS April 28 master General Farley said in ar address today that a better an more economical airmail servic would result from a cancelation o airmail contracts He was the principal speaker a the unveiling and sealing of the ccr nerstone of the new 54569000 fed eral building If bids on the remainder of th routes did not run higher than th averages on those opened April 2 he said airmail service over 2650 miles in the new system would cost several million dollars less than did the service over the 25218 miles of the old system In the year 1932 before the present administration took office the airmail cost the people of the United States approximately twen ty million dollars Farley said We confidently expect to give more better and safer service for less than half that amount The bids opened April 20 he said averaged a fraction over 28 cents an airplane mile compared with an average of 37 cents under the can celed contracts All contracts for new routes probably will be lot within the next 30 days he said Farley renewed his charges that the old contracts were the result of collusion and fraud He reviewed in detail the testimony before the Black committee GIRL IS ARIZONA KIDNAP VICTIM Six year old June Bobles of Tucson Ariz was seized by kidnapers as she was returning home from school and held for 815000 ransom Ranchers and cowboys aided police in searching canyons and desert lands for clews in the case The girl is a granddaughter of a pioneer Arizona cattle raiser Associated Press ADD MYSTERY TO KIDNAPING HUNT Heavily Armed Officers Start Out for Unannounced Destination TUCSON Ariz April 2S The dash of heavily armed officers for an unannounced destination add ed mystery today to the quest for kidnapers of 6 year old June Robles missing for the fourth day after she was spirited away while returning from school While sheriffs deputies were on their mysterious mission two men questioned in Phoenix for three hours were released this morning when Tucson authorities expressed satisfaction with the explanation of their movements since the girl van ished Authorities awaited word from the group of officers who sped away by automobile from the Piroa county courhouse late last night They declined to disclose their des tination or purpose All were heav ily armed Roy Morris 35 who originally gave his name as George R Gra ham and John R Pattie 48 were picked up at a Phoenix automobile camp for questioning because their automobile answered one of the descriptions of a car used by men who made inquiries at Junes school the day before she was abducted After three hours of questioning they were released As police requested the army of volunteer searchers to stand aside and let the kidnapers communicate with the parents if they desired in terest centered in an intermediary named to contact the child snatch ers The intermediary selected by Bernabe Robles at whose reputed wealth the ransom demands are be lieved aimed was not identified No Trace Found of Van That Hit Mi Truck Outside Ames AMES April 28 po lice today reported no trace of the van which struck a milk truck driv en by Cliff Oberg 24 Iowa State college student last night on the Lincoln highway west of here Oberg taken to the college hospital after the accident today was re ported not in serious condition but suffering from loss of Wood He suffered cuts on the head and shoulders GIVES PRAISE TO 2 PARTY SCHEME GOP Chairman Speaks a Fourth District Rally in Charles City CHARLES CITY April Homer Stevens Clarinda attorne and chairman of the Iowa state re publican central committee ex pressed thanks last night at a part rally here to the democratic force for driving home to the America people that ours is a twopart system of government I would much rather he a serted have a man belong to th rival party than to no party Tli party system was the device con trivcd early in American history fo making majority opinion the rulin force in government The constitution sought to plac large importance in the electors college But this was impractica The party system was evolved an it has provided United States wit the best government thus far knov to mankind Tyranny or Irresponsibility A one party system Mr Steven explained would be synonymous ith tyranny arid a multiparty system would mean rulership by ir responsible minorities Like views were expressed by a number of other speakers on the program which was held in the courtroom of the courthouse with every county of thedistrict repre sented in the crowd of 300 Stanley Smith fourth district member and treasurer of the state central com mittee was ib charge of the meet ing as he was at a similar meeting in New Hampton last month The Clarinda man in the begin ning of his talk warned against dis couragement from the democratic landslide of two years ago Democrats Werent Discouraged If the democrats had permitted themselves to be discouraged he added there wouldnt be any dem ocratic party Theyve been at the bottom of the heap most of the time since the Civil war Recalling the democratic plat form promise of a 25 per cent reduc tion in the cost of fedeial govern ment and its recommendation of a proportionate result in state gov ernments Mr Stevens entered into a discussion otthe national debt sit uation The ten billion reduction effected under republican administrations Turn to rage 2 Column 3 COMMISSION OF WOULD CONDUCT OLICIES STUDY 3ank Group Approves Bill to Allow Loans to Industry WASHINGTON April 28 he senate today passed the Black IcKellar airmail bill as amended o continue temporary contracts et by competitive bidding until as uraption of regulatory authority nd determination of rate sched ules by the interstate commerce ommission It passed without a record vote The bill now goes to the house where a slightly different measure s pending Passage of the bill followed a week of bitter party debate and re ection of a series of substitutes Plan Broad Survey The senate adopted an amend ment to the bill authorizing an ap propriation of for a com mission of seven to make a broad survey of civil and military air poli cies and submit recommendations o the next congress The amendment offered by Chair man McKellar of the postoffice com mittee and agreed to without de bate would limit salaries of com mission members to those receivec by senators and representatives A secretary is provided at a salary o The senate rejected the Austin White republican substitute whlcl would have returned the mail t fonrier contract holders pending broad inquiry by a presidential com mission of five Loans for Industry Legislation estimated to provid for loans by federa reserve banks to private industr was approved by the senate bank ing committee The bill would authorize reserv banks to make five year loans t industry either direct in extraor dinary cases or through financia institutions with the latter beai ing 20 per cent of the risk The committee approved the hi as agreed upon by Black and Glas at a final conference yesterday The total amount of such loan to industry would be limited to th combined surplus of the federal re serve banks which is now abou plus payment of a equal amount by the govemmen from its gold devaluation profits Reciprocal Tariff Bill After a complete poll of the sen ate democratic leaders said the had ample votes to pass the recip rocal tariff in the for they want it Administration pilots concede the bill would be debated at probably 10 days or two but told reporters that republican hints of a filibuster were prompted HAD RANSOM MONEY With the arrest in Chicago of William E Vidler 34 year old exconvict federal of ficials said of the 000 paid kidnapers of Edward Bremtr St Paul hanker was recovered Authorities said they had reason to believe Vidler had been in communication with members of John Dilllngers gang Associated Press IN KIDNAP CASE Search for Baby Face Continues Indict 4 in St Paul CHICAGO April 28 o Boss McLaughlin accused of a part in the ransom ploi igainst Edward Bremer of St Paul was held in bonds by U S Commissioner Edwin K Walker today to await his indictment at St Paul and removal there for trial McLaughlin a former state legis lator and gambler was charged spe cifically with conspiracy to pos sess part of the ransom collected by Bremers kidnapers several months ago His 17 year old son Jack was nabbed by federal agents on the floor of the board of trade in hunt for more of the Bremer for tune Young McLaughlin was re ported to have a safety deposit box the investigators wanted to open 2 More Sought McLaughlins was the second ar rest in the sudden roundup of sus pects and two more men were sought on the secret warrants is 20000 BARRELS OF WHISKY BURN Night Watchman at Distillery Dies After 5 Million Dollar Fire LEXINGTON Ky April 28 thousand barrels of whis ky some of it 21 years old were destroyed in a spectacular 000 fire that swept the Schnley owned James E Pepper distillery near Lexington today A night watchman Stanley Tra vis 24 died in a Lexington hospital from burns received when he was trapped between two blazing build ings Investigators said the fire started early this morning when Travis threw gasoline into a heat ing stove The flames quickly swept four warehouses the gauging room and bottling plant Firemen had the fire under con trol after three hours of intensive work but the ruins were still smoldering today A new distilling plant nearing completion was saved The distillery established in 1870 was one of the oldest in America GOVERNOR WARNED COLUMBUS Ohio April 28 George White has re ceived supposed inside informa tion that members of the John Dillinger gang have established a headquarters here with the view to perfecting plans to kid nap the executive and his daugh ter Mary The governor declined to dis close the source ati hj3inf orma tion which rwas to the effect that several members of the Dil linger gang had reached Colum bus and were merely awaiting a favorable moment to act He acknowledged that the supposed inside information had boju turned over to him but indicated he was giving it the same un concerned reception accorded other Dillinger threats and tips by a desire to scare the democrats into withdrawing the measure Republican leaders while strong ly opposed to the bill were believed however to be counting on its pas sage for campaign material Building in Dubuque Gutted by Flames With 50000 Loss DUBUQUE April 28 fire of undetermined origin which was discovered shortly before 5 oclock this rooming completely gutted a four story building located between Fourth and Fifth streets on Main formerly occupied by the Times Journal and Luckey pool room The loss was roughly estimated at Time to Skip Ahead Hour on Sunday for 30 Million Americans By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Time takes a hop skip and a jump an hour ahead Sunday for about 30000000 Americans as day light saving time goes into effect The hands of the clock will be turned forward officially at 2 a m in Massachusetts Rhode Island and some communities of New York New Jersey Pennsyl vania Illinois Indiana Delaware and Vermont Although not official daylight saving time also will be observed in Connecticut Maine and New Hamp shire sued yesterday William E Vidier he first seized was alleged to have lad of the ransom bills in possession and to have given the nformation that led to McLaugh lins arrest The government announced at the arraignment that McLaughlin was suspected to have been the brains of the kidnaping plot al though he had perhaps no part in the actual abduction We have good reason to believe that the remaining ransom money is still in the possession of Mc Laughlin and these other men said Leo J Hassenauer assistant U S district attorney Already Under Bond He asked that bond be fixed at but McLaughlins defender pointed out that he was already under bond on a mail rob bery fence charge and the govern ment might as well lock him up and throw away the key for he couldnt raise bond Vidler was arraigned a short time later and held like McLaughlin in bonds for a removal hear ing May 7 when witnesses from St Paul will be brought here Both Vki ler and the 65 year old west side Turn to Page 2 Column 11 Dillinger Cornered in Apartment in Chicago Parliamentary Law By ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO April 28 ger cornered in a north side apart ment Police paused only long enough to gather their riot equipment The flat was stormed Detectives wea pons bared burst in Where shouted the agitated detectives There said a distressed vo man pointing to a crystal ball I saw him clearly of the leading young fugitives is wearing Green lumberjacks blazer gray pants a white tasseled cap and army shoes LAC DU FLAMBEAU Vhat George Baby lace Nelson MINNEAPOLIS Because Min neapolis magicians consider him the greatest escape artist of all time John Dillinger was made an unhonorary member of the mystic 13 league of magicians last night All he has to do to get his card is call at the office of Chief of Po lice Michael Johannes to whom the card will be presented by officers of the Icarrue This is a compilation of the estab lished rules of order that govern the proceedings of all deliberative bod ies now available through the Vashington Information bureau ot this newspaper It is in the most practical form briefed for ready reference and clarified so that the average person will not get lost in a maze of technicalities A copy ol Parliamentary Law will be sent to any address postpaid for six cents Use coupon Mason City GlobcGazetto Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose herewith six cents In coin carefully wrapped for the booklet on Parliamentary Law Street City State Mali to vf ;