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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 15, 1932, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIHB SERVICE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 15 1932 TllIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTiON ONE NO 58 Robinson Is on Way Out Byrnes Expected to Lead Democrats in Senate By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Dec 15 CPA Senator Joseph T Robinson of Arkansas appar ently is being in finite care to avoid any un pleas out his leader ship of the demo cratic forces in the upper house of congress Poli tical Washington surmises that he has been assured he will be suit ably provided for otherwise and is acquiescent The story thus far is perfectly plausible Reports that Senator James F Byrnes of South Carolina is slated to suceed the Arkansan as general issimo of the Jeffersonian phalanx at the north end of the capitol building are not so easy to believe Tn fact they are almost incredible Nevertheless they are persistent THE CHARACTER of last No vembers election result would have made Senator Robinsons present position uncomfortable for him even were it not for the constant attacks of Senator Huey P Long of Louisiana The senator is ultraconservative Governor Roosevelt is on record at least liberally enough to have won the campaign support of such ad vanced statesmen as Senator Morris Bronson Cutting of New Mexico Hiram W Johnson of California anJ Robert M LaFolIette of Wisconsin Close to Power Interests The senators post association in a legal practice closely related to the power interests is but doubt fully consonant with Governor Rooseveltg attitude on tho power question GovernorRoosevelts election was a SenatorRobinson while too loyal to Turn to Tape 22 Column 1 SIX NATIONS PAY ON WAR DEBTS Beer Repeal and Farm Aid Measures Advance NEW COLO WAVE SUBMERGES IOWA Thermometers Drop Down to 20 to 25 Below Zero in Open Country DBS MOINES Dec 15 Creaking cold submerged Iowa un der an icy mantle of subzero tem peratures today as a new cold wave pushed the mercury down Weather observers reported min imum readings of between 20 and 25 degrees below zero in the open country and predicted 5 points low er for tonight In cities and towns the readings were higher Des Homes shivered Thursday morningas the thermome ters slumped two degrees in an hour to 9 below By the mercury hud crawled back to 2 below The cold wave will not break weather bureau officials said until the high pressure area through the upper Mississippi valley moves elsewhere Weather maps show the cold Wanket spread over almost the entire nation they said Slightly warmer temperatures in the northwest and north central portions was the best forecasters could promise The lowest official city readings came from Charles City and Hum boldt vhere thermometers regis tered IS belowSioux City was 10 below Dubuque and Burlington 8 and Council Bluffs Keokuk and Davenport 6 below Mason City had an unofficial 17 below AUNT HET By Robert Quilen I didnt enjoy the bridge party much Amy kept talkin so loud I couldnt keep tip with the conversa tion at the other three tables BOOST ALCOHOL VOLUME IN BEER TO 32 PER CENT Senate Group Decides on Early Consideration of Banking Reform WASHINGTON Dec 15 TV Beer prohibition repeal and farm relief legislation pledged in the democratic program advanced to day in congress and early consid eration of banking reform plans was promised The house ways and means com mittee marking time to get a beer bill out for house action by Christ mas decided to increase the alco holic content of the brew proposed to 32 per cent by weight and im pose a a barrel federal tax Dry State Protection The senate judiciary subcommittee in charge of prohibition repeal mat ters discussed how protection of dry states should be effected and neared agreement on the purchasing of a resolution to be presented for senate action Farm spokesmen appearing be fore the house agriculture committee gave energetic support to the volun tary allotment plan of relief but said they could not speak for Pres identElect Roosevelt Whether a general sales tax bill as recommended byPresident Hoov er should be considered this ses sion waa left for future decision by Speaker Garner who announced he was not ready to commit himself Billion Dollar Saving The joint veterans committee heard from Frank T Hincs veter ans administrator that a billion dollar savins over the next 33 years would be obtained by adopting a policy of building no more veterans hospitals instead enlarging existing ones as needed The senate before trying again to unsnarl its muddle over the pend ing Philippine independence bill voted to take up on Jan 5 the bill of Senator Glass of Virginia to re form the countrys banking system The house sought a decision on whether to continue for another year the 8 13 per cent existing pay cut for government employes Bonus Issue Again The bonus issue rose again in the proposal of Representative Bach mann R W Va that veterans be allowed to sell their certificates on conditions that the loans made by the government against these be repaid Another drastically cut supply bill carrying only for the department of the interior next year was reported to the house to day by its appropriation commit tee This year that department had 671S3000 The slash was contrib uted to both by the budget bureau and the committee the former rec and the lat ter cutting off that EXTRA GUARDS AT WHITE HOUSE Receive Reports Group of Bonus Marchers Plans to Make Visit VVASPIINGTON Dec 15 guard of 25 additional metropolitan policemen today wag stationed at the white house with a still larger force held in reserve after reports were received that a group of bonus marchers intended to visit the ex ecutive mansion Police had reports that more than 100 members of the rank and file veterans would visit Arling ton cemetery and then return to ward the white house Police officers said the marchers would be allowed to approach no nearer than three or four blocks of the white house Meanwhile silently and in good order a column of demonstrators marched through the downtown sec tion of the capital The leaders bore a red wreath on which shone in gilt letters the nams honor of the bonus marcher who died from a police bullet received in the rioting of last July Clothes and Food May Be Cheer Gifts Warm Garments and Staple Foods Needed Previously reported cosh Previously reported mer chandise 3200 Matinee Musicals 500 Presbyterian Guild 500 Bt Rev Mgr P S OConnor 500 Bridge club 500 WaTanYe club 500 A friend 500 Woodman Circle 500 Unknown donor 100 Total Still to bo raised Not only money but merchandise may be donated to the GlobeGa zette Christmas cheer fund The money we receive wilt of course be converted Into goods for distribution to those who need it said Mrs Mabel Blaise secretary of the Mason City Social Welfare league who will have charge of ad ministering the fund Need Is Acute A small part of it will be used to bring some aspect of the Christ mas season into homes that havent known anything but want and pri vation thru part or all of the past year but most of it will go for the purpose of purchasingfood staples warm clothes shoes coal and other such Hems These are needed so acutely that no one acquainted with the situation could think of any other wayof administering the Chrlatmasfund dollargiven will mean a couple days subsistence for a hun gry family or a warm garment for a child that has grown palid for want of the necessities of life May Donate Clothes But clothes and food may be given direct by those who are able to donate in that form rather than with money In the way of clothes we need mittens underwear stock ings dresses overalls overcoats and shoes Foods We can use any kind of food that handled and which will keep particularly the staples such as sugar coffee cereals and flour as well as fruits and vegetables Donations continued to come from organizations as well as in dividuals Thursday Gifts of 55 each were received from the Bridge club formerly called the Auction Bridge club Matinee Musicale and Woodman circle and the WaTanYe club as well as from the Rt Rev Mgr P S OConnor and a friend A dollar note came in the mail ad dressed to the cheer fund with no clew as to who the donor was GOP State Senate Caucus Held to Talk of Legislative Issues DES MOINES Dec 15 publican state senators were In the city today for a meeting to deter mine their course of action in the next general assembly State Senator O P Bennett of Mapleton who called the meeting as chairman of the republican sen ate caucus committee said the sen ators would discuss coming issues and legislation Among the republican senators and senatorselect here In the early afternoon were Bennett and Lafe Hill of Nora Springs Maryland Prisoners Not to Have Raisins BALTIMORE Dec 15 any inmates of the city jail or Maryland penitentiary here had vi sions of a Christmas cocktail they certainly will be disappointed Today officials of the two insti tutions put a ban on the inmates receiving gifts of raisins or other holiday fruits that may ferment TO MACNIDER POST Associated Ireaa Plioto GEN NATHAN W MacCHESNEY MChesney Named by President to Succeed MacNider Chicago Man Appointedas Minister to Canada by Hoover WASHINGTON Dec 15 Brig Gen Nathan William Mac Che sncy of Illinois was named by President Hoover today to be Amer ican minister to Canada He will succeed Col Hanford MacNider re cently resigned Colonel MacNider when informed of General MacChesneys appoint ment stated he understood the Chi cago attorney was among the per sons considered for the diplomatic post he vacated last summer The new appointee has had a var ied career in banking law govern mental positions as well as in the army where he distinguished him self He was born in Chicago June 2 1878 He attended a half dozen or more universities including Leland Stanford He has law degrees from Northwestern and the University of Michigan He was special assistant uttorney general in Illinois from 1913 to 1B2B and special assistant United States attorney general in 1911 and 1912 arid throughout his law practice has had a number of important legal assignments He was given places on the boards of several banks nnd Insurance com panies In 1925 he was appointed by Mr Hoover then secretary of com merce as chairman of the confer ence commission on street and highway safety He later became counsel for the United States senate in Investigation of the veterans bu reau and of rent control in the Dis trict of Columbia He is a member of the Chicago worlds fair com mittee His army career started in the national guard in 1896 in California He was judge advocate general of Illinois from 1911 to 1917 He was a member of the staffs of Generals Carter Berry and Wood in 1917 and 1918 and was commissioned a lieu tenant colonel early in 1918 and be came judge advocate of the auar termaster corps with the A E F in France He was thanked for hi services by France England Bel gium Italy as well as his own country and his state This was fol lowed by other citatons for distin iruipbed service He is a nost com mander of the Sons of Veteran and on the advisory council of the American Legion General MacChesney was a mem ber of the national committee in the Hoover campaign in 1928 FROM CHAINGANGNOW IN POLICE CELL Author of Book Plans to Fight Extradition to Georgia NEWARK N J Dec 15 Robert Elliott Burns I Am a Fu gitive From a Chain Gang was in a police cell today held in 525000 bail to await extradition to Georgia Burns who attained nationwide prominence by hg book and the mo tion picture based on his experi ences wag arrested quietly last night A member of the Georgia prison commission said at Atlanta that the southern state would make an effort to return Burns to that state at once Will Fight Extradition Council for Burns however prom ised a fight to prevent extradition and word was awaited from Gov A Harry Moore to learn what act ion he would take He previously was quoted as telling the fugitive he would aid him when and if It were necessary Burns had made no apparent ef fort to hide and altho he was known to have been in New Jersey more than two years there had been no request for his arrest Judge Vivian L Stanley a member of the Georgia prison commission said last night he had furnished New ark police withfingerprints of Burns about two weeks ago He said a requisition would be forwarded to New Jersey immediately Came From Pittsburgh Charles Handler Burns lawyer and the Rev Vincent Burns his brother who has interested many influential persons in the case and who sought a Georgia pardon be fore Burns Eecond escape in 1930 visited the prisoner at Iiendsuarters before he was put behind bars for the night Burns came here from Pittsburgh Sept 7 1930 only a few days after he escaned from the Troup county Ga prison camp and has lived in this vicinity since He worked on a Newark newspaper until it stop ned publication He operated a small tore In East Orange and before his arrest was a familiar figure in downtown New ark where he was taken into cus tody Hoped to Get Pardon Interviewed by a local newspaper only last Sunday he expressed the hope of obtaining a nardon He recited hig experiences to the reporter tellinj many of the inci dents he had written but he said the most dramatic moment in his life was meeting another escaped convict in Newark April 1 1931 The other fugitive was John Moore who with Burnsand a third man held up a grocery in Atlanta Go in 1921 The trio was captured ind Burns was sentenced from six to ten years He escaned in 1922 and was free until 1929 when ac cording to his story a woman brought about his return to the chain gang Auto Breaks Hydrant at Decorah Water Shut Off DECORAH Dec part Decorah is without water today owing to a peculiar accident which happened this morning Richard Swan aon of Mr and Mrs H G Swan ran Into a large hydrant at the end of Mechanic street on high way 55 and broke the hydrant off letting a stream of water into the street which was soon filled Mr 3wan was severely cut on hia head and face and is at the hospital The car he waa driving was badly damaged Mr Swan was on his way to Independence to meet his wife who had been away visiting when the accident occurred Workmen are busy repairing the damage FRENCH PREMIER You Get More For Your Money When You Follow the GIFT SEEKERS GUIDE Shopping days rilf Christmas CAM1LLE CHAUTEMPS Gunman Holds Up Drug Store Here Gets Loot of Pulls Gun on Clerks After Ordering Box of Cold y After ordering a tox of cold l lets a lone gunman held up two clerks at the Casey Drug store 33f South Federal avenue and escupet with approximately about oclock Wednesday evening Tho gunman walked iuto the store located beyond the bridge on South Federal avenue ordered the tablets and then as the clerk turn ed to hand them to him whipped out a gun and ordered Gilbert Jones and Joe Davidson clerks alone in the room at the time to stand back according to the story told by the clerks Customers Enter As the robber was cleaning out the till Mr and Mrs J D Rankin 505 Washington avenue southwest walked into the store to make n purchase The gunman orticret them to one side as he completec his work and rushed from the room to be met at the door by a third customer As soon as the man was gone po lice were called Clerks dlcj not see which way the robber fled and did not know whether or not he had an automobile 37 Years Old The bandit was described about 37 years old 5 feet 7 or 8 inches tall and weigMng about 160 pounds He was ruddy faced and hud dark hair and was dressed in n dark suit and wore a cap He hat no overcoat The entire incident probably last ed less than five minutes accord ing to Mr Jones who described the man as acting nervous and in a hurry to get away Confrere of Herriot Will Head Cabinet Chautemps Agrees to Form New French Government PARIS Dec 15 Chautemps minister of the interior in Premier Herriots cabinet told President LeBrun this evening that be would try to form a new govern ment Premier Herriot earlier refused a commission to form a new cabinet Chautemps is n radical like M Herriot In 1930 he was premier for four days succeeding Andre Tar clleu His resignation resulted from failure to receive a vote of confi dence in the chamber of deputies on his policies with regard to the naval conference then in progress in Lon don Will Ifso Herrtot It was regarded as certain that he would exert every effort to in duce M Herriot to take a place In his cabinet probably as foreign min ister When the president asked him to form a government he replied that inasmuch as he was closely linked with the action of Premier Herriot in the chamber of deputies and since he is entirely faithful to M Herriot it would be difficult for him to form a ministry without Herriot Illco Jimmy Walker But the president insisted he try and M Chautemps said he would go ahead and report tomorrow as to whether ho thought he could suc ceed M Chautemps is a slim figure always immaculately dressed am with a suave line of talk and has been called the Jimmy Walker 01 French politics He is only 47 in u country where most of the political leaders are nround 60 For 28 years he has been a practicing attorney 66 Craft Laden With Liquor Lingering Off New England Coast BOSTON Dec 15 were visitors off the coast today and the coast guard armada that went out to meet them bore no hol iday greetings The visitors com prised the largest fleet of nun run ners assembled In this region in re cent years Capt William H Muntcr in charge of local coast guard head quarters announced he had infor mation of the presence of no fewer than 66 liquor laden craft off the coast from Eastport Maine to Cape May N J LABOR PROPOSES YEAR EXTENSION No Change in Basic Wage Rates for Railroad Workers CHICAGO Dec 15 railway labor suggested in a coun ter proposal to employers today that the present agreement for a 10 per cent deduction in wages be extended one year past its expira tion date of next January 31 The railroads had suggested that the present agreement be ex tended for six months and the question of wages then be negoti ated under the railroad labor act No change has been made in basic wage rates and none is suggested In the proposals by either side Tinder labors plan the 10 per cent deduction negotiated last win ter would be extended until Jan 31 1934 However either side could dur ing the month of January 1934 make suggestions for changes in the basic rate of wage If such sug gestion were made tho deduction agreement could be extended for an additional two months to allow time for negotiations Heads Humbolilt Bureau HUMBOLDT Dec 15 Ehmkc was elected president of Humboldt county Farm Bureau C Nervig was named secretary H Olson treasurer 5 DEFAULT BUT 100 MILLIONS GO TO WASHINGTON Berlin Declares France Has Broken Sanctity of Treaties My ASSOCIATED PRESS Nearly one hundred million dol lars of wur debt installments were marked paid Thursday in Wash ington six nations honored their obligation while five others de faulted In Paris Premier Herriot over thrown because of his desperate at tempt to persuade parliament to pay the 520000000 due the United States refused to form a new min istry With the internal crisis pnsi ing oC the paymcnt day went al most unobserved there When London with no ceremony announced the transfer of 000 in gold to American credit the populace responded with patriotic thrill to flaring headlines that Bri tain pays Ituly ScudH Money The Italian charge daffires pre sented Secretary Stimson a note in forming him that the Italian min istry of finance had remitted its war debt payment of to the United States treasury Berlin reacted to the French de fault with newspaper declarations that France had broken the sancti ty of treaties and In one instance that Germany was no longer mor ally bound to comply with the Ver sailles treaty Lithuania paid Its debt install ment to the treasury by ona Washington bankTie paymsntstbfCzeoridslovlOak land and Latvia like Britains were f expected at the Federal Reserve bank of New York Join in Default Belgium Poland Hungary and Esthonla joined France in dafault Another nation Greece on Nov 10 failed to meet a pa ment and today 11 was indicated Unit she would also pass up a pay ment due Jan 1 There was na indication what the default of these nations would do to their credit standing or to their re lations with the United States None of the 087229JO being paid Thursday will come into the treas ury in the form of bullion for the present Payment officials ex plained is this time just a hook keeping entry the remittances being credited to the account of tho United States probably in the New York federal reserve bank Little ut Time The latter will probably withdraw the foreign gold n bit at a time as no single shipment totalling tho being transferred by Great Britain could bo insured Despite the certainty that France would not pay the United Slates today still was in the peculiar poni tion of having no official word to thill effect Secretary Stimson conferred wlllx President Hoover for about 15 min utes just before luncheon hut told newspapermen he had not taken Turn tit rusrr 4 Column nt Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Dec some news for you Fel low wrote the N Y Times my mother paper took exception to some fool thing I had written and forgot about The Times took it serious so did people arguing over it They thought the fellow was some authority Now what do I find out He is a young Harvard graduate Charlton Ogburn Jr 22 years old and like all Harvard grad uates junior wanted to do something worth while for the old alma mater But Americas sense of humor has taught cm there is three things they must never take serious A columnn lst on any paper u political speech by any candidate and a Harvard graduate if he hasnt been out four years Harvard is an 8 year old In nnd 4 out But after then they arc lust as human and fine as any college graduate So dont take the debt thing too serious from either Harvard or O C C Oklahoma Cow Their Information on the subject Is about equal Yours WILL CopyrlRhl 1032 McNniiRtil Syndicate Hitler Tightens His Control Over Party MUNICH Germany Dec 15 Adolf Hitler tightened his control of the national social party today by the appointment of commis sars following President Hfnden burgs example in Prussia in order to raise our movements striking power IOWA WEATHER Gunaralty fiilr Thursday night ami Kriduy Not quite cold in nnrthivcat and extreme nortii contnil portions Thursday nlglif Itlslng temperature Friday LOCAL STATISTICS Weather figures for 24 hour per iod ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 21 Abovo Minimum in light 17 lielow At 8 A M U Below After the warming process had apparently got under way Wednes day the wind took a sudden shirt from south to northwest and there was a precipitous drop of the mer cury in the GlobeGazette thermo meters The nights minimum 7 below zero equaled the seasons low mark set Sunday night   

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