Burlington Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1932, Burlington, Iowa continued mil 6*. IOWA'S OLDEST RIVER rise of 2 96th THE BURLINGTON GAZETTE WITH THE 10 ESTABLISHED JULY 10, 1837. DECEMBER MISSING FIRE SENATE BEATS MOVE FOR BEER VOTE Democrats Oppose Plan So Committee Can Proceed Dec. 23-(A. The senate refused to take up beer legislation It rejected a move by Senator Bingham to get immediate consideration for the 3.2 beer passed by the The vote was 48 against to 23 in of taking up the The Democratic organization opposed Bingham's attempt on the ground that regular procedure of study by committee was The vote was decisively against tho tall Connecticut opponent of the although but a few minutes before he had declared that if the measure went to the judiciary and committee for study and will Just drag Fears Long it gets back here by the middle of February we'll be he adding that he felt the be got through before March 4." With the remark see nothing to be gained by having contended sufficient evidence been gathered during the past jear by various house and senate committees that had studied beer The vote was not considered by senate leaders as a test on the beer because many senators on both sides of the aisle insisted the beer should take the normal course of committee Many Leave Dec. 23-(A.P.)-The spirit of Christmas gripped congress with dozens of senators and representatives dashing for trains even before formal moves to recess over the holidays had been Speaker Garner was doubtful as ho prepared to the house tope I her that enough representatives would be on hand to transact but if there were efforts were to bo made to complete action on the interior department supply and possibly take up the compromised Philippine independence before taking a brief three-day Senate planned a recess for that De Priest Blocks Final passage of the interior department measure was blocked yesterday by Representative De Priest of in a parliamentary move which showed a lack of a De Priest sought to have an item of added to the measure for Howard Negro institution supported by the Philippine independence in ten years was approved yesterday by the senate and only houso action now is necessary to send it to President Some Republican senators expressed the belief tho president would veto it. garner has insisted that because of pressing business the house leaders planned a ten-day recess and be decided last night to order arrest by the sergeant at arms of members absent next Tuesday in the event a quorum Is not after answering tho roll call the arrested members would be Christmas FOREIGN LANDS Santa Will Need Not If Forecast Is Right Des Dec. 23.-(A.P.)- Santa Claus had better trade in his sleigh and reindeers for a motor truck if the weather man's prediction is says the government the outlook is rain and warm temperatures anywhere from 6 to 19 degrees above normal for this time of The lowest temperature In the state Thursday was at Sioux City when the reading was 24 degrees above The warmest spot was Davenport with 48 degrees Rain has been general all over the state with the most at Keokuk where there was 1.4 Davenport Dubuque and Des Moines and traces were recorded at Sioux Omaha and Charles Chamber of Deputies Gives Him Good Majority on Vote of Dec 23___(A.P.)-Pre- infer suddenly and dramatically virtually launched debt negotiations with America today by personally calling upon United States Ambassador Edge at tbe He asked that Mr. Edge take the matter op with Washington so that France may help in reaching a solution of the debts Dec. 23- a battle or even a Premier Joseph has obtained a substantial majority in the chamber of authorizing bim to pursue debt negotiations within limits already set by its and approving other items in his As far as was if any deputies knew of tho correspondence mado public before they Hoover abandoned his plan to reopen the debt question with European postponing action on the problem until after Roosevelt's New Test The good impression made by M. in the chamber was echoed in the press generally today but it was observed tho real test will come when Henry the now minister of produces his financial in for which Socialist support was considered The correspondence was given certain prominence in tho morning papers but there were no comments Tho of the government was prolonged by a vote of 365 to 215, cast last night after six debate on the premier's Follows Deputies He announced debt negotiations with the United States would be conducted an owing to the present political situation in that lie bid for support of the which overthrow Premier Herriot on the debt issue last by declaring the debt stand tho course he would Tho chamber voted against making this month's payment to the United States until a new debt conference was A movement was under way today to have the new replace Ambassador Claudel at Washington by u younger man with a knowledge of changing conditions in the United BROTHERS ADMIT KILLING OF CHILD Itinerant Preachers Choked Her to Death Trying to Out In the plum pudding is king of Christmas Faces light up with pleasure and little mouths water on the entry of the majestic crowned with holly and exhaling a steamy SHOPPING UNTIL Dr. Homer Seerley Dead HOMER Cedar Dec. 23.-(A.P.)- Dr. Homer H. president emeritus of the Iowa Slate Teachers died this morning after an extended Doctor Seerley had been president of the State Teachers college 42 years when he retired with the title of president emeritus in 1928. Ho was widely known as an educator and also was a recognized authority on Iowa and Iowa During his long service at the college he was head of a number of teacher's and educational Surviving are his Mrs. Clare a Dr. Clem Seerley of and two Mrs. A. B. Clark of Cedar Rapids and Mrs. C. E. Cully of Le late John Seerley of Burlington was a brother of Dr. Dec. 23.- Despite a purported officers today continued an investigation of the death of a 5-year-old allegedly at tbe hands of two itiner ant preachers who sought to out the they believed sible for her partial Murder charges wore tiled against thu Oaks and his brother Coy precautions taken to prevent possible mob Sheriff Nut said tho two accused described by him as of the Apostolic admitted they had choked the child to death in an euro on Pasc Homer Seerley was born on a farm near on August 13, 1S4S. In 1854, his Thomas moved his family to a farm which he had purchased near South la. amid the hardships of pioneer his eldest learned the lessons of self-denial and and acquired the habits of industry which later marked his By working at manual labor Dr. Seerley was able to complete the course of study and was graduated from the state university at Iowa Littlo did tho university on Pago DR. GETS NEW TRIAL Illinois Supreme Court Sets Aside His 14-Year Prison 111., 23--(A.P.)'- A fourteen year prison sentence imposed on Dr. Clyde L. Casey of La for killing the man who brought his 16-year-old allegedly was set aside by the supreme court today in reversing judgment of the Hancock county circuit A new trial was GRAIN WORTH MILLION FIND 2 BODIES Six Story Elevator Catches Fire in Chicago After Dec. 28- -One man was fatally burned today and firemen made frantic efforts to find 80 others missing as flames raged in a six story grain elevator on the south of the Chicago The wooden elevator and Its of oats and barley became a its flames reaching 100 feet above the soon after a severe dust explosion blew out a portion of the In less than an hour the blaze had swept from top to menacing nearby One man was fatally from the elevator and another's body was thrown to a dock on the nearby Chicago river by the Fire tugs and motor apparatus brought by a half dozen special alarms poured a tremendous volume of water in the burning building from a snarl of hose lines but their fight seemed to bo The two tugs had to move to safer locations when the west wall of the elevator threatened to Explosions Scatter Minor explosions in the great store of wheat made fire fighting hazardous and scattered the flames through tho More than 30 fire department crews battled against the One of the dead was taken to the morgue and another body was buried in the There were 34 men in tho elevator and warehouse building when the explosion At least six wore three of them being taken to a Police feared several bodies might have been buried in the flaming Damage was estimated at a minimum of Firemen fought for hours to control the fire from spreading to an adjacent granary which also contained about a million bushels of wheat The dead were Walter a and an unidentified Witnesses said they believed Charles another worker in the had been Brazel was believed to have been standing at the time on the explosion at a window or entrance high up in the His body was tossed to the river dock by the YOUTHFUL TWICE GIVEN NEW TRIAL 111.. Dec. 23.-(A.P.)- Russell 17-year-old Rock ford twice sentenced to die in the electric today won a new trial as the supreme court reversed his and ordered a change of venue to another court for a third TWO RELIEF D. Dec. 23-(A.P.) reconstruction corporation today authorized relief loans totalling to the states of Minnesota and Indiana for relief needs during January and Flashes of Life By The Associated the country really needs iu the of of the Philadelphia opera is more melodious railroad Arriving here after a railroad trio be only the locomotive whistles were a soothing rather than the rasping of a off tbe entire country would dispositions would be farm cows might give sweeter possibilities are Starling Day sassed their wives and growled at It was breakfast time on Chicago's south and it was the taste In tho coffee that made the husband so annoying to their Arthur E. water purification found tho husbands were drinking crude Ho said it got into the water probably from refuse discharged from stills ot by-product coke N. alarm turned In for a trivial fire started something A lire engine trying to pass through a maze of pushcarts rammed a bakery and truck then took different paths and each struck a parked An auto struck the firo truck from then bounced into another Pushcart peddlers scurried out of the A small boy was slightly A 20-gallon still was found by Cupid Starts is on the and There has been a decided Increase in the number of marriage licenses and some officials look upon that as a good A Little white horse Ralph Tolkan looked upon made him see One day last fall he saw the white horse on a farm and offered to trade his buckskin horse for but the farmer said no. Came another day recently and he saw - tho farmer the white quite so spry aud he quoted the farmer upon a trade was loiter Tolkan came before a judge and he'd said it was a little stiffer than 1 went back of the barn and there was tho white Tolkan a little CHICAGO GIRL FOUND SLAIN AT MOLINE The body or Rose 22-year-old Rock 111., was gagged and the head in a sack on the ice under a Rock river Police investigated a theory of kidnaping and murder by At left is shown the scene of the grewsome Miss was last heard from at night when she telephoned her mother as she was leaving a store in where she Press MOLINE MURDER M STERY BAFFLES INVESTIGATORS 111., Dec. 23-(A.P.)-Who killed Miss Rose 22-year-old department store clerk and why were questions that puzzled investigators today as they sifted the few known facts about her death in the hope of solving the Her stuffed in a burlap was found yesterday beneath a river Her skull was The investigation knew she had telephoned her dressmaker from the store where she was employed about a bright Christmas dress last Wednesday that she also talked to an unidentified man with whom she made an but whether she ever kept it or not remained unknown but they did she never kept an appointment with the whose Christmas dress will he Miss The police said they were convinced that ransom was not the motive for the brutal although a demanding was found by her almost at the same time the body was One theory was that the girl was slain when she repulsed advances her Henry called by two youths who found stains on the found the body gagged with a dirty cloth and stuffed into the The skull fracture was caused by the fall of the body from the bridge to the ice on the the police An opened this was suspended upon the order of on Page FORMER DIPLOMAT DEAD IN INDIANA Henry Lane Wilson Served as U. S. Envoy to 3 Nations in His CALK ISSUED FOR CAUCUSES State Chairman Huston Acts for Democrats in State SAYS DEPRESSION HELPS WAVE Idleness and Worry Contribute to Spread of Doctor Des Dec 23.--(A.P.) - Economic stress is affecting our national believes Dr. John H. Peck of Des president of the National Tuberculosis Temperature rain and easily tho but aud worry are the main causes of cold and influenza cases this Tho doctor estimated that there are at present 200,000 cases of influenza in the United And the doctor anticipated a condition two years he with the statement that would sooner or later see the effects of tne depression on the health of our nurse's association over the state report from to one-half increase in their mostly because of the common the doctor City tuberculosis clinic lias kept records which show an increase of 46 per cent in the last year in attendance years from now the tuberculosis death rate will these economic Dec. 23.- - Henry Lane former United States minister to Chile and and Ambassador to Mexico prior to retirement in 1914, is In poor health for several the 76-year-old diplomat died at his home here late yesterday after an illness of five days with He will be buried in Crown Hill Monday Appointed by President McKinley in 1897 to the post in Mr. Wilson's diplomatic service was continuous through the next 17 During that ho aided in bettering relations between the United States and and was in charge of the embassy in Mexico through the troubled administrations of hi Madero and He resigned in 1011 because tie differed with the Democratic administration of Wood row Wilson as to tho policy toward A lifelong Mr. Wilson took an active part in six national His political beliefs included antagonism to the primary election and to H 0 0 LEAVING FOR SOUTH TONIGHT President's Party Will Spend Holidays on Fishing Des Dec. 23-(A.P.)-Calls for caucuses of the Democratic members of the state legislature to be held here Jan. 7 were issued today by State Chairman Charles D. The caucuses of the house members will be at 11 a. in. and the senators will convene at 2:30 p. m. The house caucus will select the party nominees of speaker and chief clerk and will name a house patronage committee as well as transact other The caucus will make nominations for president and With two seats contested the senate now stands 25 Republicans and 23 with the lieutenant governor and presiding officer a the Democrats with this lineup hope to organize the upper some of the leaders Huston pointed in a letter to Die Democratic thu I the call no bearing whatever upon any candidacy for speakership or other office in the and merely was handled by the state headquarters as a means of facilitating the The speakership is being sought by 10 announced candidates aud a close contest for the post is anticipated in the DEBT REFUSAL STORY DENIED BY ROOSEVELT President-elect Did Offer til Co-operate with He KLEMME RESIDENT IS KILLED BY AUTO la. Dec. 23-(A.P.)-Tom of was killed last night when struck by a car driven by Leo Brown on a highway near It is believed thai walking on the was blinded by the lights of Brown's At the time Nelson was the body of his Mrs. Hans who died in a Mason was brought confesses Dec. 23.- Hay Hindi announced that Thomas 42, had confessed the -safe of the county treasurer's Sept. 27 aud taking iu D. Dec. 23-(A.P.) j a party of ( dent and Hoover will leave at ' 8 o'clock tonight by train for to sail on a Christmas j day fishing There will be no it was said today at the White but the party will merely drift along off the Georga and Florida coasts aud into their inland waterways whenever the flsh bite The president expects to remain until January i or 4. Those to accompany the president and first lady will he Justice Stoue of tho supreme court and Mrs. Austin of Vermont and Mrs. Mark Dr. Joel T. the White House and Lawrence one of ihv HERRING TO TAKE OATH 12 Adjutant General Making Plans for Inaugural Des Dec. 23.--1.A. ceremonies for Clyde L. Herring and N. 15. Kraschel probably will be held Jan. 12. Charles H. Grahl said The oath of will be administered at a joint assembly of tho legislature Thursday and Herring will deliver his inaugural address at that During the evening the customary state house reception will be GETS LUCE'S CASE Defendant on Triel for Alleged of Ethel 8 Years N. Dec. 23- Franklin D. after ing until late last night Hoover's statement that tho had found it to approve the White House plan co-operative action on foreign lias affirmed his to co-operate with the president expressed regret at the chief In a formal issued an hour before Mr. said he felt it was from an international standpoint statement or intimation should bo given that I consider it undesirable to assent to co-operative foreign t Offered He The having ed the Hoover proposal for joint action with the president toward setting up a commission to deal jointly with world ment and economy der clared he had offered a practical program for approaching the problems and had made a offer of am rather surprised at the White House statement issued this his statement is a pity not only for this country but for the solution of world problems that any statement or tlon should be given that I consider it undesirable to assent to co-operative action on j have made to tbe president the i definite suggestion that be select his representatives to make preliminary I have asked to be kept advised as to tbe progress of these I have offered to consult with the president freely between now and March 4. hope that this practical and definite offer of co-operation will be Issues Mr. Roosevelt thought over the president's utterance at the executive mansion last night where he was in company with Justice Samuel I. who was formerly governor's There was no hint that he was a statement until Justice Rosenman telephoned newspaper men about 11 o'clock and dictated what the governor had His close had regret ing the White House saying felt the words did not express their of the meaning of what Mr. Roosevelt had said in his correspondence with Mr. They pointed out that Mr. Roosevelt's replies contained what they interpreted as a definite gestion that the president should proceed through his own representatives to inquire into the foreign White Dec. 23.-(A-P.V~At! the White House a silence was maintained today upon the between President and President-elect Roosevelt as to war debts procedure and the statement night by the latter ex surprise at Mr. statement that lie had declined to ' is no comment on was nil that would bo I Secretary Stimson entered a con- l with tho president shortly J before tim start or tho customary Friday cabinet I Walking quickly through the of the executive the 6ec-iclary of state also declined comment upon the discussions between Mr. Hoover and the FIND a IK MINE 23.-(A.P,)- Roscue gangs today removed the bodies of two men from of the Lackawanna a branch of the at where a cave in and curred last Dec. 23.- The faie of A. son of a Wisconsin charged with the slaying of used oar dealer here eight years ago was placed in the hands of tbe jury of nine man and three women shortly before noon The trial closed this morning following final arguments by both The defendant was pictured to the jury by the state as a fugitive from justice for more than eight guilty of and by tho defense us a man falsely accused aud the victim of to convict THIS j tied rain 4� and portions and Somewhat er la northwest i south portion Kate somewhat aud central 8T, visa St.