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   Burlington Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1933, Burlington, Iowa                                WEATHER FORECAST-Fair tonight; rain or snow; colder tOWA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER. RIVER STAGE-11 feet 9% inches; fall of 2*4 inches since yesterday 96th YEAR, THE BURLINGTON GAZETTE "THERE WITH THE NEWS." 12 PAGES. ESTABLISHED JULY 10, 1837. BURLINGTON, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1933. PEICE-3 CENTS STATE SENATE DEBATES BEER BILL KKS Senate Approves Farm Price Fixing Red Prosecutor "1 BY ROOSEVELT Recommends Bill for Creation of Permanent Federal Savings System. "Washington, April 13.-(A.P.)- President Koosevclt added to his emergency program on Cnpitol hill today the- proposal to refinances the mortgages on small homes. In another special message lo congress, he asked for legislation to permit readjustment of existing mortgage debts together with a postponement of both Interest and principal payments in cases of "extreme need." He suggested action along the same lines as the refinancing of agricultural mortgages now before congress with a bond Issue to meet the needs. He told congress the plan of settlement "will provide a standard which should put an end to present uncertain and chaotic conditions that oreato fear and despair among both homo owners and investors." Bills were Introduced in senate a.nd house at once to carry out his recommendations. Horse Slips, Mrs. Roosevelt Thrown Into Mud Puddle Washington, April 13.- (A.P.)- Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt was thrown into a mud puddle in Potomac park early today when her liorso slipped down. Tho wife of the president wan uninjured and remounted and continued her morning ride in mud spattered costume. Tho horse, traveling along a slippery course, fell to its knees and, as Mrs. Roosevelt described it later; "I slid off very gracefully right into tho mud." POPE REVIVES ANCIENT RIT Carries Blessed Sacrament in Rome Procession, First Time in 63 Years. Washington, April 111.- (A.P.)- Creatiou of a permanent system of federal savings and loan associations as well as an emergency $2,-000,000,000 corporation to refinance homo mortgages would bo authorized under tho bill recommended to congress foday by President Roosevelt. Tho bill would authorize subscription of $100,000,000 by tho government for setting up a permanent system of fedoral associations "to provide mutual thrift institutions in which people may place their savings and invest their funds, and in order to provide for the financing of homes." These institutions would be in the nature of building and loan associations, but tho bill provides they should not bo established in any community unless tho home loan bank board feels such community "is insufficiently served by local thrift and home-financing institutions." Emergency Provisions. Hmergency provisions of tho bill for rellnanoing existing homo mortgages aro drafted along tho lines of I lie pending agricultural refinancing measure and are designed to save thousands of city homo owners who are burdened with debts. An homo owners loan corporation would bo created under the federal home loan board with a capitalization of $200,000,000 subscribed by the federal government. Funds would be obtained through the reconstruction corporation. The homo loan corporation would bo authorized to issuo tax exempt bonds up lo $2,000,000,000 at 4 per cent, interest, which would bo exchanged for existing mortgages. Tho government would guarantee the interest, hut not the principal. Ponds exchanged for mortgages would ho limited to SO per cent of 1 lio value of tho mortgaged home, as appraised by tho corporation. Refinancing would bo limited to homes valued at $10,000, or loss, occupied by not inoro than three families. Any mark down in tho valuo of the debt, accepted by tho mortgago would bo credited to the mortgager. 15-Year Amortization. The homo owner would amortize his debt, to the corporation within 15 years, with interest at 5 por cont. Tho hoard would havo authority to grant a three-year extension of limo for payment of principal or interest. In refinancing Die homo ownor, the corporation could advance cash for tho payment of taxes or assessments or provide for necessary maintenance or repairs. Cash advances for these purposes ilso would bo made lo home owners whoso property was not mortagaged up to SO per cent of the value. Federal savings and loan associations would bo set up under rules and regulations prescribed by tho homo loan bank board "giving primary consideration to the best practices of local mutual thrift and home financing institutions." "But no such association shall l>o incorporated by tho board," tho bill says, "unless in its judgment, the community to bo served is insufficiently served by local thrift and homo-financing institutions. "Such associations shall be authorized to mako loans upon homes secured by duly recorded homo mortgages and to invest their funds In obligations of tho United States an.I in federal home loan bank bonds." (Mho Provisions. Kuril association would automatically become a member of the federal home loan hank of itn district in the same manner as other lust 1-tut ions. The treasury would subscribe to capital in such associations up lo $1(10.000 at the rociupM- of the board. Inn the amount paid by the government could noi. exceed capital sub-(.('outinucd ou Page Ten.) Vatican City, April 13-(A.P.)-A pope carried the blessed sacrament from its tabernacle in tho Sistine chapel to tho Pauline chapel for the first timo since 1S70 today, There it will bo exposed until tomorrow, Good Friday. Thus Pius XL on the 1900th anniversary of Christ's institution of tho Eucharist, restored to the Roman Catholic world one of its most picturesque and traditional ceremonies. The ritual inaugurated the three most sacred days of Holy week. It was ono of several symbolic acts abandoned by Pius' predecessors through tho past 63 years. He is reviving them as part of tho extraordinary Holy year program ho initiated April 1. Surrounded by high dignitaries of tho church and a few invited guests, ho first said mass in tho Sistine chapel. This chapel is famous for Michael Angelo's frescoes covering the barrel vaulted ceiling and his "Last Judgment" on the altar wall. Then, accompanied by tho sacred college of cardinals and a uniformed company of noble and Swiss guards, ho carried tho sacrament slowly in procession to the Paulino chapel, where it was ceremoniously uncovered. Tomorrow, he will take It back to tlio Sistino chapel where he again will say a special mass. Tho bells of Rome's 400 churches greeted Holy Thursday this morning, but stopped ringing after a few minutes to remain silent until Saturday noon. Tho Catholic world is now mourning Christ's passion and death. Thousands of pilgrims, including many Americans, attended services in St. Peter's, whoro Cardinal Pacolli, high priest, officiated. Other thousands went to the Cathedral of St. John Lateran, in Rome, to venerate tho table which, it is said, was used at tho last, supper. Thoy also saw two skulls reputed to bo those of Saints Peter and Paul, a part of (ho sponge said to havo been lifted to Christ's lips when ho sufffferod thirst, and other prized relics. RUTH BRYAN OWEN IS NATION'S FIRST WOMAN DIPLOMAT MRS. KI.TT1I BUT AX OWEN Washington, April 13.-(A.P.) - Meet America's first woman diplomat -Mrs. Ruth Bryan Owen, minister to Denmark, Tho senate confirmed tho daughter of William Jennings Bryan last night within a few hours after President Roosovelt had announced her appointment. It acted without the usual committee consideration. Her colorful life from a Nebraska chilhood has led her into many foreign lands. During the World war she served as a nurse. Marriago to a British officer, Reginald Owen, took her to Jamaica, England and Egypt. After her husband's death, she won her seat in congress. INSURANCE LOANS RULING MODIFIED State Commissioner Clerk Announces Relaxation of Emergency Regulations. U. S. AGENT FACES TRIAL FOR BRIBES Collector of Customs at Port Aur Prince, Haiti, Is Under Arrest. Washington, April 13.- (A.P.) - The state department today announced that it had instructed tho American legation at Port Au Prince, Haiti, to surrender David P. Johnson, American collector of customs there, to the Haitian authorities for trial in tho island's courts on charges of fraud. The department in a formal statement said Johnson "has confessed that lie has been guilty of defrauding the Haitian customs and accepting bribes from Zriko Brothers, importers and merchants of Port Au Prince." j "The fraud   consisted   in   under-1 weighing the bales of merchandise j consigned lo the importers, duties! being payable on the weight of each package," the statement continued. "Suspicion was aroused sevcra1 mouths ago thai these frauds were being committed, as a result of which a thorough investigation we instituted by the uoneral receiver of customs, Mr. He I.a Rue. This in-| vestigation indicated that. Johnson Jwas implicated in these frauds." Dos Moiues, la., April 13-(A.P.) -Insurance- companies operating in Iowa today were to put into effect provisional regulations which relaxed the emergency rulings during tho insurances moratorium. Tho regulations, announced by Insurance Commissioner E. W. Clark, provided for policy loans or use of dividends on deposit when funds are used to pay taxes, interest, or principal on homes and farms belonging to policy-holders. Policy holders may borrow, according to tho regulations, in excess of tho $100 maximum set some timo ago if they need funds for medical, hospital or funeral fees. Tho third provision allows insured persons to borrow the full amount of premium deposits made since March 11, in addition to the $100 maximum, to tho limit of the loan or cash surrender valuo of a policy. Tho new regulations aro qualified with tho restriction that loans may bo made "on proper showing and satisfactory evidence that, no other funds aro available." Moscow, U S. S. R., April 13-(A. P.)-William H. MacDonald, British engineer who pleaded guilty yesterday to espionage, sabotage and bribery charges, produced a sensation today by testifying to a hostile court room that he made damaging confessions at the time of his arrest "because of the circumstances of the investigation" by the Russian secret police. Five other British engneers and a dozen Russians, including a woman, are being tried on similar charges. MacDonald was the only one of the British group who pleaded guilty and the only ono held without bail continuously since the arrest a month ago. "I was affected by flic testimony of Thornton (L. C. Thornton, one of the Englishmen) in which he said lie had used mo to collect information and I considered it useless on my part to deny it," MarDonald testified. Thus ho desclosed that the method of investigation had included the showing of each of the six British prisoners separately what the investigators said were statements by their colleagues. Another Russian co-defendant of six Britons was expected to testify today that he was a spy in their employ. This witness, V. A. Sokoloff, was assistant director at the Zlatoust electrical station in the Ural mountains under the stoop-shouldered Vassili Gusev, whose similar testi-monr yesterday was partially confirmed by MacDonald. MacDonald's statement, incriminating himself, came as a shock to the British diplomatic representatives, headed by William Strang, charge d'affaires of the British embassy, who are keeping a close watch on the proceedings. The ambassador, Sir Esmond Ovey, has been recalled to London in what bo the first step in complete severance of diplomatic relations. (British officials in London said they were not surprised by MacDonald's statements, in view of reports they received of his treatment in prison). There were indications the Soviet authorities regarded MacDonald, a 28-year-old bachelor, who wears a trim goatee, as the main culprit among the six Britons. Tho British officials here were not allowed to talk with him. MORTGAGE AID PLAN WINS IN LOWER HOUSE Senator Tydings Challenges Constitutionality of Whole Farm Plan. Washington, April 13.-(A.P.) -The house this afternoon ]ms-seil tho administration farm mortgage refinancing- bill. Washington, April 13.- (A.P.)- The Simpson- Norris proposal to guarantee production costs to farmers through federal price-fixing was voted into tho administration farm bill today bv the senate. The vote was 47 to 41. HI-JACKERS GET 600 CASES OF BEER ON ILLINOIS HIGHWAY Pontiac, 111.. April 13.-(A.P.)- Archio McMullin of St. Joseph, Mo., truckman, was robbed of his truck, frailer and GOO cases of beer early today by three hi-jackers. Tho truck and trailer, minus the beer, wero later iceovercd near Jol-iet, 111., and a search for the bandits begun. McMullin started from Chicago after dark last night and had reached Pontiac when three- men in a sedan forced him to stop. Two, both with pistols, ordered him into the sedan and drove around for several hours. Near Joliet, they camo upon the truck and trailer, empty, and McMullin was allowed to drive it away, white his guards fled. Washington, April 13.-(A. P.) - The constitutionality of the broad administration farm program was challenged in the senate today by Senator Tydings, Democrat, Maryland, as Senator McNary, Oregon, ti-e Republicn leader, opened a drive to keep in the bill the Simpson-Nor. 1j proposal to guarantee farmers' production costs. The comment of Tydings and McNary came as the senate neared a vote on the controversial production cost plan, which Secretary Wallace disapproves, and which Democratic stalwarts will seek to remove from tho sweeping Roosevelt price-lifting and mortgage-relief program. It was written into the bill by the senate agriculture committee. Combined strength of Republicans and Democratic independents may keep it in over the opposition of Democratic regulars and the administration's spokesmen. Tydings, talking just a few minutes, asserted "I shall vote with a great deal of pleasure against this bill in its present form," and called on any senator to explain "where we havo the constitutional authority to regulate" farmer's sales in their own areas. He noted that "the sale of a good, healthy hog, a transaction between two people in the same county of the state" does not involvo interstate commerce, and challenged congressional authority to regulate such matters. McNary, holding the cost of production plan would bo no moro difficult to administer than the administration's domestic allotment, processing tax and licensing fee proposals, announced his determination ! to "go along with the committee" on the Simpson-Norris plan. M'Donald Talks on Parley London, April 13.- (A.P.)-Prime Minister Ramsey MacDonald, during a foreign affairs debate in tho house I of commons today, outlined the ob-j jectivo of his trip to Washington as an attempt to bring the nations of the world closer together, not in alliances, but in spirit, and to secure a co-operative effort for a solution of economic and political problem;;. The premier will sail Saturday. "American policy," the premier said, "has always been that she will not enter into any European entanglement, and I would not go, nor would I ever go and try to persuade America to do otherwise than to carry out that historic policy. "The only possible exception would be in the event of a world agreement quite clearly defined regarding an aggressor, America having previously been a party to that agreement." MacDonald declared the world could not be indifferent to "certain threatening influences" active in Europe today. "Wo must not allow them to obstruct our progress toward disarmament," he said, "but we must consider the conditions and be very careful at the same time as to how these conditions aro to operate." Dealing with debts, he declared that neither Americans nor English-ment could hide the fact that debt payments have had a very important political effect and that a settlement acceptable to both sides would be one of the greatest hlessings that could happen. Mr.'MacDonald declined to discuss the details of the proposed conversations, but said that whatever discussion on debts there was would be reported to the cabinet with any recommendation he would make and that parliamentary debate could be held. Intervening, Lloyd George, former premier, asked whether any agreement would he cnterd into in Washington subjet to acceptance by tho British cabinet. Mr. MacDonald replied that he proposed to come to no agreements during the four-day talk with Mr. Roosevelt. REACTIONS VARY ON OLSON THREAT Minnesota Governor Says He Will "Confiscate Wealth" Unless Relief Bill Wins. LOCAL OPTION PROPOSAL IS LOST, 29 TO 21 Vote on This Amendment Held by Some to Indicate Victory for Wets. Prosecutor of the six British subjects now on trial in Moscow on espionage charges, is Andrew A. Vy-shinsky (above), who was chief judge during the. Soviet's famous sabotage trial in 1930. HERRING SIGNS TAX SLASH BILL Beatty-Bennett Measure One of Number Approved by Governor Today. TREASURY CHIEF'S MOTHER DIES AT 8G IN NEW YORK CITY New York, April 13.-(A.P.)- Mrs. ('. H. Woodin, 80, mother of Secretary of the Treasury William 11. Woodin, died early today at the Woodin home. Funeral services to bo attended by members of the family only, will bo held Friday afternoon. There will also be services at tho First Methodist church, Berwick, Pa., at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Interment will be in the family mausoleum at Berwick. 1 PAIR FOUND DEAD IN SU[CIDE_PACT Hampton, la. Mother of Three Children and Youth Shot Through Temples. Hampton, la., April 13.- (A.P.)- Mrs. l.avota Burcum Crawford, 21, and Marvin Kelly, 19, were found dead in an automobile) at 112:15 a. in. today, both shot through tho temples by a pistol found lying between them in tho seat. Coroner W. J. Aagcson said the evidence pointed to a double suicide pact. Tho couple had been to a dance at a hotel earlier in the evening and bad left at the intermission. They were found by Clinton Utwitzer of Geneva, from whom Kelly had borrowed the car, Mrs. Crawford, estranged from her husband, was tho mother of three children. She and Kelly, both of whom were employed at a packing company plant here, had been going together for somo time, friends said.i BAILLIE-STEWART IS FOUND GUILTY _ I i British Army Officer Given j Dishonorable Discharge.    ; 5 Years in Prison. London, April 15.-(A. P.-Lieut. Norman Baillie-Stewart, convicted by court-martial of violation of tho official secrets acts, was sentenced today to dishonorable, discharge from tho army and to live years' penal servitude. The young officer of the aristocratic Seaforth Highlanders, member of a distinguished military family, was charged with having sold military secrets to u foreign nation. During tho court - martial the prosecution charged that he had "sold his country for �50 or more," roceivlng tho money in the -tail from Otto Waldemar Obst, of Berlin. His defense was that the money had come from a Herman girl named Mario Louise, who he had met while ho was on leave in Germany. Ao denied betraying secrets of the army. Tho king himself confirmed the findings of the court, but Baillie-Stewart will escape the shame of being "drummed out' of the army, for that old ceremony of degradation no longer is followed. Des Moines, April 13.-(A.P.)- Governor Clyde Herring today signed the much-discussed Beatty-Bennett lax reduction bill, providing for a reduction of 20 per cent in the total tax levies for 1033 and 1934 below those of 1930. A graduated scale of reduction is provided for school districts, being based upon reductions previously made. Other hills signed were: By Paisley-Eliminating $500 extra salary to county auditor, $400 extra to county clerk, $500 extra to county attorney and $500 extra to county treasurer in those counties maintaining two county seats. Pot-i tawattamie and Lee are the only counties affected. By Paisley-Repealing law giving deputy clerk of court a salary equal to one half of clerk's salary in counties having two county seats. By house schools and textbooks committee - Permitting school dis-St. Paul, April 13.- (A.P.)-Stale tl.jcts t0 continue junior colleges senators gave varied reactions today aml ,.csume operations at some fit-to uov. F. B. Olson's threat to in- ti,ro time. voke martial law  and   seizure   of     Bv tax'reduction committee-Re-wealth to provide relief for the un- quiring salaried officials to return employed and residents he described witness fees to the county fund, as "tax burdened." By  >senate  military  committee- The Farmer-Labor party governor, Appropriating to the adjutant gen-speaking to ii group of relief march- pr.u for an annual audit of all miners gathered on the statehouse stops tary supplies and funds, yesterday, said the legislature par-j j)v Valentine-Permitting employ -ticularly tho senate, had been delay-1 ers aiul insurance companies the ing measures to alleviate suffering. If i rif,llt (0 appeal from decision of tho lawmakers did not provide sulii-|t!l0 industrial commissioner, cient relief, Fovernor Olson said lie | 1!y msuranco committee-Permit-would "Invoke tho powers that I hold ti,,- exchange of securities deposited and declare martial law." i with   ,h0   insurance   commissioner Sen. (.'. X. Orr. St. Paul, said the I uncm )lis aproval. senate was "cooly and firmly pro-!    liy  Klthon-Providing  a penalty ceeding to protect the rights of its|of 55 aftcr 10 days foi. failure of an assignor to report assignments or Des Moines, la., April 13-(A.P,) -The senate, in its afternoon, session defeated a local option amendment to the beer bill. It was introduced by Sen. Homer Hush of Montgomery. It would have made optional, instead of mandatory, the issuance of permits for retailing of beer. A similar amendment lost in the house. The senate vote was 21 to 29, in what was regarded to some extent as an indication of the lineup on the final vote, since this amendment was regarded as sponsored by "unfriendly" enators. Defeat Patterson Amendment. An amendment by Senator Patterson to give councils the right to prescribe locations where beer might be sold and fixed regulatory provisions governing sale was defeated 23 to 27. A viva voice vote defeated an amendment by Senator Stanley which would have prohibited the retailing of beer in locations within 300 feet of any school or church. The senate adopted an amendment; by Patterson providing that in counties having a city more than 10,000 population the city shalJ retain all fees, while in the smaller counties they would be divided evenly between municipalities and the county general fund. citizens so far as possible." and had refused to be "stampeded into premature and dangerous steps." Sen. Charles Hausler. St. Paul, au administration leader, described Governor Olson's address "as one of the most outstanding statements ever made by a governor of this country." The marchers, representing the Minnesota bonus expeditionary force, and the "state committee of action,' presented a petition asking the legislature for unemployment insurance, moratoriums on foreclosures and evictions, tax exemption for unemployed and impoverished farmers, and an incomo tax. transfer of mortgages to county auditors. By Knudson and Klthon-Permitting state highway commission to contruet and maintain primary highways through municipalities. By Hickllu-Permitting taxpayers in any drainage or levee district to acquire district bonds and apply them against assessments. Des Moines, April 13.-(A.P.)-An amendment providing that revenues accruing from the 3.2 per cent beer bill be placed in the state sinking fund was adopted today as the senate began consideration of the bill. The amendment was offered by Senators Vincent Harrington, Democrat, of Sioux City and B. R. Hick-lin, Republican, of' Wapello. Harrington took the floor as debate opened before packed galleries and outlined the object of the measure. Drys Try to Block Bill. Opponents played their first card in an attempt to block passage at the outset when Senator Fred Nelson, Republican, raised a point of order that the decision of the senate not to consider tax revision measures applied to the beer bill. Lieut. Gov. N. G. Kraschel ruled against Nelson after Senator H. L. Irwin of Clinton, Democrat, contended that because a bill carried a taxing provision it did not necessarily come under the category of tax revision bills. Several other amendments by Harrington were withdrawn after the senate had voted down two of them. The  amendments  withdrawn  by Harrington   included    one   which would havo repealed those sections proltibiting sale from midnight Saturday to 7 a. m. Monday and giving the   executive   council   supervision over all outdoor advertising. Country Club Permits. By a vote of 39 to 11, the senate adopted an amendment by Senator j Reese of Marshall permitting issuance of class B permits by boards of i supervisors to golf or country club3 | outside city limits. !   Senators   Valentine   and   Irwin j talked for the amendment. The first  amendment  considered j was that by Senators Harrington and | Hicklin providing that all   license, fees and taxes collected by the state treasurer would accrue to the stata sinking fund for public deposits. (Continued on Page Ten.) FRANK S. PAYNE OF OENTERVILLE DEAD Centerville, April t;i - tA.P.)T Frauk S. Payne, ti',i, vice president and general counsel of the Iowa Southern Utilities company, died at his home at 9 a. ni., today after an illness of a few hours, Surviving are his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Keck of Ot-tumwa. UNPAID TEACHERS CHEER PROPOSAL TO CLOSE UP SCHOOLS Chicago, April 13.- (A.P.)-Operation of Chicago's schools in the face of unpaid teachers' salaries amounting to millions of dollars was scheduled lo bo considered by trustees again tomorrow when they said they would act on a resolution not to \if open the institutions alter the spring vacation. A meeting of tho board yesterday was attended by some 500 teachers who applauded a motion by Trustee H. Wallace Caldwell to closo the schools until every cent of back salary is paid. The amount due up to March 31. last, was $29,524,076. Spring vacation begins April 21. SENATE ASKED TO OUST HUEY LONG Louisiana Petitioners Declare He's "Dishonest, Corrupt and Immoral." r THE WEATHER   j Washington. April 13.- (A.P.)-A group of Louisiana citizens today petitioned the senate to oust Senator Huey P. Long, of that state. The petitioners asserted they wore ready to furnish witnesses who would establish, among other things, that Senator Long "is personally dishonest, corrupt and immoral" and added his continuance in office "is repulsive to tho respectablo and law-abiding citizens of Louisiana and to I the nation.* Iowa: Generally fair tonight and Friday except possibly rain or snow tonight in extreme southeast, much, colder southeast, somewhat colder la west and north portions with frost or freezing temperatures most of the state; slightly warmer Friday in west and north portions. Illinois: Probably occasional rain, tonight and Friday; some snow in north; colder in central and north tonight; colder Friday, except in extreme northwest. Missouri: Cloudy, rain, possibly some snow tonight in east and south; colder tonight, freezing temperature in most of north and west portions; Friday partly cloudy to cloudy, prob-� ably rain or snow in south, colder ! iu southeast portion. KIVKtt STAGES, St. Paul-2.2; fall 0.2. Dubuque-11,3; fall 0.4. Davenport-10.0; fall 0.3. Keokuk-12.2; fall 0.5. Hannibal-14.3; fall 0.7, St. Louis-20.8; fall 0.9. Cairo-45.5: fall 0.9. Memphis-38.5; fall 0.5. IUver forecasts-Stages of ttitllis* sissippl river between Dubuo.ua, fit,, and Keithsburg, 111.. \yUl fall * " during the next two day*,   

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