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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 1, 1932, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home H A iV I 0 J M I S ATs 1 F OF A I f0INES A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXIX ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 1 1932 THIS CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 46 Legal Beer Is Hard Job Low Percentage of Alcohol May Not Satisfy By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Dec 1 CPA Opening of the beer hearing by the ways and means commit tee of the house of representatives reveals from the very outset what the result of all prohibition modi fication efforts is sure to be while the eigh teenth amend rnent remains in the constitution 1 Conflicting demands by dif ferent interests which hope to prof it from modification will prevent modification altogether 2 The only modification of which there is any possibility whatever be insufficient to effect any material improvement in present conditions The representatives ways and means committee as most folk doubtless know is the congression al group which frames revenue raising measures Just High Enough The purpose of Its pending hear ing is to place on beer a tax at a rate calculated to bringthe maxi mum total into the federal treas ury It must be high enough to yield a sizable sum It must not be too high or it will discourage beer consumption And of course the beer must be of a sort to create a demand for itself or its sale wilt be so limited that Uncle Sams share will be dis appointing It already is recognized that one ialf of 1 per cent is an Inadequate alcoholic content to makebeer a popularv v Therefore the ways and committee will have to specify a itax upon a higher percentage than Then H will be up judi ciary committee to decide whether or not beer of the newlydesignated potency is in fact intoxicating It must not be intoxicating that would be in violation cf the eigh teenth amendment Cant Be Too Weak It is agreed on all hands that the closer it comes to the intoxicat Turn to raRe 12 Column 1 EXECUTED FOR PART IN MURDER Chinese Soldier Admits He Helped Plot Death of American PEIPING China Dec 1 The United States legation here was advised today that Liu Jen Shun a soldier of the Shens pro vincial guard was executed at Sianfu yesterday after confessing that he helped plot the murder of Henry Ekval an American and two others near here July 23 Ekval an employe of the China United Motors company of Han kow the Rev G D Tornval of the SwedishScandinavian Alliance mis sion of Chicago and Koto Koizumi a Japanese disappeared near Sian fu They were on a motor trip from western China to Sianfu The Chinese soldiers who actual ly committed the crimes were re ported to have fled the province with the Ekval automobile and about in sliver stolen from the victims Provincial authorities were still trying to locate them AUNT HET By Eobert Quillen There wont be no more pettin if whiskers come back A girl cant get no thrill from a kiss if its like pushin her face against a clothes brush PREDICT CLASS TREASURY CHOICE Hoover Deliberates Next Move on War Debts SECOND BRITISH NOTEASK1GFOR DELAY RECEIVI Appeals to Citizens of America French Note Completed WASHINGTON Dec 1 ing over a 6000 word note from Great Britain President Hoover and his secretaries of state and treasury deliberated today as to what should be Americas next war debts move The document was carried to the white house by Secretary Stimson immediately after it had been de livered to him at his home the first thing this morning by Sir Ronald Lindsay British ambassador Calls In mills President Hoover at once called in Secretary Mills who has worked with him closely thruout the diffi culties After an hour with the president both secretaries left the white house smilingly declining to com ment They said the British reply would be made public for tomorrow morn ing newspapeis Await French Reply The text was understood to pre sent reasons why Great Britain feels her request for postponement of her December payments and for a discussion of the whole war dabt matter should be granted Before the day ington officials expected also to re ceive Frances reply to the Amer ican note which denied an extension of the moratorium to cover Decem ber payments and stating that war debt revision is a matter for con gress to decide The notes sent last week also set forth however Pres ident Hoovers intention of recom mending that congress set up an agency to discuss the situation with Americas war debtors ASK FOR REVISION LONDON Dec 1 Bri tain sought the car of the average American today in her second ur gent request for postponement of the war debt payment due Dec 15 It was a 6000word equivalent to tin hour long speech aped across the Atlantic It asked the citizens of the United States to pass up the December payment and consider revision of the whole structure of war debts Gives Specific Reasons The document stated the speci fic reasons why Great Britain be lieves the request should be granted The condition of the governments financial structure was outlined and the British suggestion that the whole world including the United States would benefit was set forth No tangle of long legal terminol ogy was there to puzzle the reader and the government in Whitehall agreed the idea was to reach be yond President Hoover the state department and congress to the great mass of the American people Meanwhile the press and public turned to speculation as to what the government would do if the United States refused to heeS the renewed request The second note was sent after the United States had replied to the first declining Turn to Pnare Jl Column 2 80 Bound to Capital for Farm Conference at Clinton Overnight CLINTON Dec 1 members of the United Farmers league enroute to Washington for a national farm conference spent the night here They arrived from Marshalltown and were fed by charitable organi zations Police obtained lodging quarters 28 Take Another Route DAVENPORT Dec 1 truck loads of farmers from Ne braska Montana Idaho Oregon and several other western states a part of the caravan which spent the night in Clinton enroute to Wash ington stopped here for a short time this morning The contingent numbering 28 left the caravan in Clinton for St Louis where they plan to join another delegation They expected to spend tonight in Belleville III Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Dec They got a gag inthese col leges now when they slip up be hind an old boy or girl and say What are you going to major in Oh professor I am not go ing in the army I aint going to do any majoring I mean what is to be your lifes work hurry up now let me know before noon Now there is nothing they can do yet they are told to make up their minds what it is Suppose professors and teachers were told they couldnt teach anymore but to make up their minds what they were going to major in If somebody took my little jokes and good looks away from me I know it would take me a right smart spell before I could make up my mind what to major in Especially this eighteenth amendment is voted out Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1932 IfcNaugtlt Syndicate lowan Fugitive From Prison to LeadNew Life Lemon Confesses to Past Life but Intends to Fight Extradition SEATTLE Wash Dec 1 In the mldstbra new life mission worker for the Bethel Pen tecostal temple Therold Lemon to day felt the pull of his past life to return to Iowa to complete an 8 year prison sentence for man slaughter The prayers and legal aid of his fellow religious workers however were influencing the 26 year old fugitive who escaped from the Iowa state prison farm a year ago to fight extradition Promises to Fight The Rev W H Offiler pastor of the temple promised to fight In the courts and before the governor to prevent Lemons return to prison From his jail cell Lemon issued a written appeal to the people of the state asking for his freedom He wrote I ask for the chance Can I have it I want to be allowed to con tinue my work as a living testimony for Christ I am not the same man who left the Iowa state farm I am a new being Two years of prison did me no good but the salvation of Jesus Christ made me a new man Complete Confession Miss Cleo Beatty a woman pas tor said Lemon wrote a complete confesion for her at the time of his conversion eight months ago and has since become a fervent mis sionary worker But to the sheriffs office he is an escaped convict Iowa officers are enroute here to return him to prison Walked Out of Farm DBS MOINES Dec 1 old Lemon 26 of Sac City a worker in a Seattle mission under arrest for Iowa officers who want him on a manslaughter charge walked out of the state prison farm at Clive near here the night be fore Thanksgiving 1931 Lemon had been working at the prison farm as a trusty of the An amosa state reformatory where he was sent on a conviction of man slaughter resulting from an acci dent in which a woman pedestrian was killed Officers from the reformatory were already enroute to Seattle to seek the extradition of Lemon Lemon was accompanied In the walkout by Gaylor Skelton 36 of Council Bluffs and George Herpst 23 They were rearrestcd and re turned to the reformatory Checker Games Give Way for Sewing at Safety Department CLEVELAND Dec 1 checker games firemen are supposed to play when there are no fires arc SOing to suffer in Cleveland Sewing is the latest thing The safety de partments tailor shop has been ord ered closed because of a budget cut Policemen will wield needles as well as the firemen DENY MARCHERS RIGHT TO STAGE CAPITOLPARADE Garner Refuses Request Curtis Refuses to See Delegates WASHINGTON Dee 1 Speaker Garner received represen tatives of demonstrators converging on Washington today but refused to grant them a permit to parade on the capitol grounds next week Vice President Curtis refused to see them Herbert Benjamin of Chicago and William Reynolds of Detroit repre senting those sponsoring the march informed the speaker that despite his refusal they expected to calj upon congress The two previously had made an effort to see Vice President Curtis but were informed by telephone the vice president would not receive them Leave Three Demands The vice president and the speak er are the only authorities who may grant permits for parades or dem onstrations on the capitol grounds Benjamin and Reynolds left with Garner a formal statement outlining three demands The first was that the congressional program should be organized in such a manner that the problem of bread shall be placed before the question of beer They alsoasked that the march ers be provided with food lodging a place of assemblage and that the necessary provisions be made to permit them to present on capitol nil their program anddemands COMMUNISTS PLAN By OLIVER GRAMLING NEW YORK Dec 1 Browder a member of the secretar iat of the American communist party said at national headquarters today that ever since William Z Foster first suggested a march on Washington the party had been ac tive in organizing and supporting such a movement both among com munists and non communists Speaking for Foster the party head who is ill Browder said Hie present march was decided on by the national committee of unem ployment councils on Oct 10 but that Foster first suggested the ac tion in a speech last Sept 13 Definitely Supported Move The communist party has defi nitely supported this move from the beginning Browder said A vast majority of the marchers are not communists he added but most of them become sympathetic in the course of the march The party spokesman said the recent communist national political campaign was aligned with plans for the march As to the question what relation the International headquarters of the party has with the movement Browder said that while no sanction was asked of the International party we send them our papers and we receive papers from them Fits In With Plan The communist party Browd er declared has been the main po litical leader of the fight for un employment insurance and this march fits right in without whole conception of the struggle for such relief as well as for the demand for immediate winter relief We expect that 2500 will reach Washington These in turn repre sent at least 40000 organized in un employed councils Indirect repre sentation of course is much broad er Ten times as many persons are active who are not members The movement arises out of the activity of a minimum of 500000 workers For example the Chicago marchers were confirmed in a mass demon stration of 50000 who paraded the streets in the rain Contract Favored by Men in Death Row McALESTER Okla Dec 1 Contract bridge has gained a grim States prison guards said today that poker pitch and dominoes have gone into the discard in favor of an almost Inter minable game of contract in death row where 10 men await execu tion Steer Brings a Pound DISCUSS FARM PROBLEMS Henry A Wallace left at Iowa nnd Henry Morgontluui Jr of New York conferred together just before calling on Presidentelect Roosevelt in Warm Springs Ga to discuss farm problems Associated Press TWO RETURNED Men Captured at Algona to Face Prosecution in Waukesha Wis ALGONA Dec Meyers and Albert Knoebel Jr were taken this morning to Waukesha Wis by Under Sheriff Arthur J Moran for prosecution in connection with the slaying and robbery of a hotel pro prietor in 1930 The two were ar rested near here while they were picking corn The two men admitted to officers that they participated in a robbery at Pcwaukee Wis Sept 30 1930 in which Max Kraemer the hotel pro prietor was slain They denied how ever that they took part in the shooting Two Serving Time Two other men Wisconsin author ities said implicated Knoebel and Myers They are Howard Micklcs 25 now serving a life term in Wis consin State prison for the slaying and Charles Jones 26 who was sen tenced to 14 to 25 years as an ac complice Meyers and ICnoebel were arrested by Kossuth county officials and State Agent Del McElroy DCS Moines of the slate bureau of in vestigation and identification Local authorities were notified by Wiscon sin officers that Meyers and Knoebel were in this vicinity Aided in Investigation Agent McElroy has returned to Des Moines after assisting in the investigation of the murder of Wil liam Alvey Bancroft No arrests were reported this morning in the Alvey probe Meyers was working on the farm of Harry Bode north of Plum Creek in Kossuth county when ar rested while Knoobel was under the assumed name oi Bud Ross and was working for Lewis Larson Both Meyers and Knoebel came to this vicinity to work when the cornpicking season opened They also worked around here last year They are about 28 years of age Strikes Will Be Only Last Resort in Fight for Jobless Insurance CINCINNATI Ohio Dec 1 Strikes will bo only a last resort in the American Federation of La bors efforts to establish unemploy ment insurance and the 30 hour week for the American working man leaders of the organization said today The insurance plan which would he paid for by employers and admin istered by the states was adopted almost unanimously yesterday in the federations convention here The six hour day and five day week was ratified Tueday under similar circumstances More than 10 resolutions on econ omic problems still await the con ventions consideration but dele gates said it was likely the sessions will end tomorrow JAPANESE ARMY Plans to Wipe Out Chinese Rebels Despite Danger to ISO Hostages CHANGCHUN Manchuria Dec 1 Japanese army set out on the frozen snow covered plains of northwest Manchuria today to make good its threat to wipe out the Chinese rebel forces under Gen Su PingWen even tho the lives of 150 Japanese hostages muy be jeopardized The objective of the Japanese commanders will be the recapture of almost onefourth of Manchuria lying against the soviet border and the annihilation of forces allied with General Su numbering prob ably 30000 The Japanese vanguard of cav alry and infantry rode over the frozen terrain in motor trucks northward from Tsitsihar the fam ous outpost city that sheltered the late Chinese general Ma Chan Shan HO long in 1931 The first fighting occurred just before dawn yesterday near Fulaer chi north of the Chinese Eastern railway when the Japanese guards surprised the Chinese force under Gen Ihang TienChu one of Gen eral Sus lieutenants General Su last fall renounced his allegiance to the new Manchur ian state of Manchukuo and defied the Japanese army to come and get him He entrenched himself west of the Great Khingan mountains anc took over the city of Manchuli the Chinese Eastern railways border city leading Into soviet Russia r Christmas Seals See What Mrs Brown Has to Say on the Soiely Page Today Price Higher Than Paid at 1931 Auction Texas Special Gves Way of All Prize Cattle CHICAGO Dec 1 Special grand champion steer of he international livestock exposi tion went the way of all prize cattle the auction pen And the price paid was a pound The animal weighed 1210 sounds Tlie steer was purchased by John Bowles for Pfaelzer Brothers ot Chicago Bidding was not very spirited The customary crowd jammed the small amphitheater in the stock yards into which the steer was led and before bidding began Walter Biggar cattle judge of Dalbeattie Scotland who named Texas Spe cial champion put in a few clipped heavily burred words that may or may not have had its effect on the final purchase price Price Rises Swiftly The finest steer Ive ever seen he said Bidding started at 10 cents rose swiftly to and hung there Only a few showed keen interes in getting the animal Col P M Gross Kansas City theauqttqneer finally got the pric to an advance oiu ceuia last years champion No fancy price was expected fo Texas Special with the mea market at its present low ebb How ever it was excellent when com pared with the average price o three quarter cents a poud for top steers The peak price of 5825 a pounc for grand champion steer was paic for Lucky Strike a grade Angus in 1929 The low price of 18 cent was paid in 1907 for King Ells worth an Angus Will Go to Pittsburgh Tlie sale today brot Texas Spe cials earnings during the show tc 52225 The animal won in prize money for its owner William J Largent Merkel Texas Texas Special will not b slaughtered immediately Pfaelzer Brothers announced the steer would be shipped alive to Pittsburgl where it will be kept on display by its final Food Shop Then it will be converted into steaks for holiday dinners The champion carload of fat cattle 15 head of Angus owned by J F Mommsen Miles Iowa wen over the scales for a hundred weight The carlot champions als went to Pittsburgh to McCnnn am company Breeding Classes Judged After the coronation yesterday of the 1932 corn king and prince the program continued without any outstanding incidents Breeding classes occupied the center stage but the judging was not completed By showing the championship sample of corn C E Royer of Ln Fontaine Ind upheld the Hoosier state in supremacy in the corn sweepstakes He has thrice gained the throne as has another Indiana grower Peter J Lux Shelbyvllli Among the grand championship winners were rnm Fred W McDowell Waterloo Iowa Spotted Poland China boar I C Lister Pulaskl Iowa Hampshire boar also junior Heffelfingcr Min go Iowa Nastuui Fnrm Wins First place In the senior heifer calf class of breeding Herefords went to the Hillandale Farms of Muscatine Iowa Tracy nnd Warye of Nashuit Iowa in Red Polled cattle took first in the aged hull class first in 2 year old bull third in senior year ling bull second in junior yearling bull first for two females and thirii in junior bull calf Entries of the Fox Chemical com pany of DCS Moines in the Tarn worth swine group placed first and third for aged boar second senior yearling boar second junior year ling boar first senior boarpig and third junior boar pig second aged sow second junior yearling sow and second senior sow pig Cheviot sheep R E Pullin of Waterloo ram lamb third three ram Iambs third three ewe lambs third get of sire third flock of five thin1 OPINION GROWS VIRGINIAN WILL GO TO CABINET Report Roosevelt Plans to Give Farley Job of Postmaster WARM SPRINGS Ga Dec 1 W opinion grew in Roosevelt circles today that Senator Glass of Virginia was vlrtualy certain to be offered of secretary of the treasury in which he served in the Wilson administration In the minds of some of those close to the pres identelect two cabinet posts were being defin itely allocated the treasury post to Senator Glass and the post master general ship to James A Senator Carter Glass Parley chairman of the democratic national committee Whether Glass would be able to accept the treas ury portfolio was uncertain how ever because he has been in ill health for some time Discusses Inaugural The cabinet talk arose at about the same time that Mr Roosevelt was starting to discuss with Rear Admiral Cary T Grayson chairman the inauguration committee posts Senator Montana forthe attorney general ship and Gov George H Dern of Utah Owen D Young and Newton D Baker for various other posi tions James M Thomson publisher of the New Orleans Hem was pro posed yesterday by Senator Long of Louisiana for secretary of war Talks With Farley Grayson arrived shortly before noon accompanied by Breckenridgc Log a former assistant secretary of state and Senator Cohen of Georgia They found Senator George Georgia already here During the morning the presi dentelect talked with Farley and Frank D Walker treasurer of the national committee and took his regular exercising in the patients pool of the Warm Springs founda tion Already the presidentelect has given study to the development of n farm program including both measures to deal with crop sur pluses and steps to alleviate the farm mortgage situation Would Cut Taxes A proposal was put before him yesterday also by Senator Con nally of Texas for a reduction in taxes and use of the federal borrow ing power to a greater degree dur ing the period of budgetary stress It also was disclosed that Mr Roosevelt hns been studying the possibilities of incorporating all self sustaining federal construction pro jects into one program so that bonds may be issued for them thus removing this Item from the fed eral budget Gets Prison Term on Forgery Guilty Plea FORT DODGE Dec I Cleo E Martin 32 of Sail LahR City pleaded guilty to a charge of forgery and was sentenced to an in determinate term not exceeding 30 years He was released from Fort Madison prison in 1927 after serv ing part of a 20 year sentence for robbery of the Cottage Grove bank Des Moines WeaJ IOWA WEATHER Unsettled tonight nnd Friday Possibly some rain Frlduy in the west mill north portions Somc wiirniRr In tho northeast nnd central portions tonlghl Colder In the northwest portion Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Miixlmum 58 Minimum In Night 33 At 8 A M 3fi
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