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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 22, 1932, Mason City, Iowa                                North loivas Edited for the Home CM 1 AiT r Or IOVA Or 3 MOINES I A VOL XXXIX F1VK CENTS A UOPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 22 1932 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTtON ONE NO 64 Wages War of Economy McKellar Bearing Burden of Fight in Capital By CHARLES P STEWART WASHINGTON Dec 22 CPA Kenneth McKellar of Tennessee has made the fight for economy in government expendi tures peculiarly his cause on capi tol hill in recent sessions of con gress It is one thing for the house of r e presentatives ap p ropriatlons commit tee to draft a bill with every item in it cut to the bone It is quite an other and a vast ly more difficult matter to get the bill through both congres sional chambers without in creases in eight or nine out of every ten of all these items to a total of millions Senator ancj millions and Kenneth McKellai hundreds of mil lions Under the U S constitution fi nancial legislation as we know be gins with the representatives Their appropriations committee frames the measure making its an nual allowance for the salaries and activities of each of Uncle Sams legislative executive and judicial establishments inclusive of their various ramifications and turns it over to the house to be passed Then Row Starts Then the row starts No federal bureau commission or service is too unnecessary or wasteful not to havefriends who consider it the most important outfit on the list not only deserving to be continued but entitled to a liberal increase in proportions and funds or else it whp pre making money enough Of course the bills total is enor mously inflated by the time the bouse of representatives finally gives it a majority Then the senate appropriations committee takes it in hand The senate committee members generally cut it down somewhat They do not cut it to the house committees original figures but Turn 10 Column 2 WOMAN INJURED BY EXPLOSION Three Children Escape From Burning House Door Broken First aid treatment was given Mrs Floyd Cottrell 40B Twenty second street southeast by firemen for burns and cuts on her hands and arms received when a kerosene oil stoye exploded and set fire to the house late on Wednesday after noon The kitchen and dining room of Ilia home were gutted by the flames The explosion occurred as Mrs Cottrell was about to place some baking in the oven of the stove The cause of the explosion which threw oil around the room is not known according to firemen Mrs Cottrells three children were in the house and In the rush to get them out the glass in the front door was broken resulting in the cuts received by Mrs Cottrell None of the children was injured The loss is not covered by insur ance AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Amy wouldnt think au tomobiles had made the world if she could remem ber when men set around home in their undershirts all day Sunday PRESIDENT CIVES UP DEBT PLANS Body of Kidnaped Girl Found at Moline CLERK AT STORE IN DAVENPORT IS BRUTALLY SLAIN Victim Put in Sack and Left on Ice Under Bridge MOLINE III Dec 22 naped and brutally slain the body of Miss Rose Gendler 22 clerk at the M L Parker department store in Davenport was found in a sack on the ice beneath the Moline bridge over Rock river at a m today Miss Gendler who resided with her stepfather and her mother Mr and Mrs Jacob Mark in Rock Is land had been missing since she left the store at oclock last night At 5 a m today her stepfather found a ransom note in the screen door of his home The note read Demund Ransom We have your Rosy We want Dont worry She is all right Doat tell the cops The police and sheriffs office in Rock Island were notified that the girl was missing and of the ran som note While their investigation was under way a report came in that the body had been found The body was discovered by Hen ry Beck who resides in a camp east of the bridge He had been called by two boys who noticed of the east handrail as they walked across the bridge Head Partly Crushed Beck walked across the ice to ward the bridge and found the sack which contained the girls body Hasty examination showed that she was dead Her head was partly crushed a gag was in her mouth and a rope was tied around the gag and her head Her wrists were bad ly swollen There was a small groove in the ice where she had lain The sack which covered the body from head to knees bore the label of the Decatur Cereal and Milling company It was learned this afternoon that the girl called someone else besides her mother at about the time she was to leave the store It was said that ahe was overheard in this conversation with a man and that she told him she would meet him in a short time An effort Is being made to trace this call Polite Bandit Gets in Holdup of Des Moines Office DBS MOINES Dec 22 polite bandit today obtained 5250 in a holdup of the Nels Hansen com pany insurance office here The bandit told three persons in the office to take it easy as I am not going to hurt and replied thank you when handed an envel ope containing the money He made no attempt to get about in the companys cash drawer Henry Shcuerman Dies DES MOINES Dec 22 Henry L Sheuerman 50 vice presi dent of Sheuerman woolen mills here and prominent in civic activi ties died here yesterday Will Rogers LOS ANGELES Gal Dec 22 Idont know why Mr Hoover is all excited over the debt yet Thats all over now He did a mighty good job we was owed about one hundred and twenty five millions and he collected over a hundred Anybody can get fourfifths nowadays is doing a mighty good job of collecting and be sides France is going to pay So it looks like the debt thing is all settled till next December when it will be Mr Roosevelts Xmas present to try and get on a tree Time to worry over a debt is before you get it not after you got fourfifths of it So arguing over the debt now is just like arguing over the last election Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1632 McNauEhl Syndicate Rail Laborers Agree to Wage Cut Extension Decide at End of 11 Days of Negotiations to Continue 10 Per Cent Cut By LATHROP MACK CHICAGO 22 mil lion todayTigreed through to continue to accept pay checks 10 per cent lower than the standard scale for another nine months When the current agreement expires on Jan 31 the employes will have felt the effect of Uie cut for one year Their decision assuring their em ployers a huge saving in operating costs until next Oct 31 was reached at a m after 11 days of ne gotiation with nine officials of the roads Continuous Conferences The last 154 hours witnessed con tinuous conferences as the union leaders sought to find common ground on which their men and their employers could stand They found it In a compromise proposal made by the roads but it was almost upset by opposition from the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen That large and powerful union withheld approval for several hours Even on the last roll call 18 votes went against it Shortly after midnight the group lined up with the 20 other shop crafts An hour later the chairman of the labor groups Alexander P Whitney of Cleveland chief of the trainmen signed the agreement with William F Thiehoff general manager of the Burlington line and spokesman for the roads Sore But Satisfied Im sore but satisfied Thiehoff said afterward We signed In the spirit of compromise and in the face of immediate necessity We did not get all we desired or think nec essary Whitney said his organizations were pleased but that they still do not agree that the reduction will be helpful to present economic con ditions Whitney described the holiday season as an unsatisfactory time Turn to Pane 4 Column 4 Report Mongols Uprising Against Russ Domination Long Disputed Issue of Control Revived by Developments NEW YORK Dec 22 ports of a Mongol uprising against Russian domination and Chinese accusations that Japan is seeking to set up a puppet government in Mongolia today revived a long disputed question of spheres of in fluence in that vast tableland of central Asia Whether Russian influence in northern or outer Mongolia will continue and whether Chiri can keep its already feeble grip on southern or Inner Mongolia were the questions raised by these latest developments The recent Japanese military drive to the point where the Mon golian Manchurian and Russian borders meet has attracted close attention in soviet Russia On the south sporadic fighting has broken out already between Chinese and Japanese on the Chinese side of the great wall In the background is the current renewal of diplomatic relations be tween China and Russia to the ad mitted displeasure of Japan A Japanese government spokesman even went so far as to say a non aggression pact between Japan and Russia was now practically out of question Native communists at Urga cap ital of outer Mongolia were re ported yesterday to have murdered their Russian instructors and to have forced soviet government of ficials there to nee Mongolian priests a Harbin dispatch said were preaching a holy war against Russian domination ROOT BELIEVED WINNER IN VOTE RECOUNT ACTION Republican Incumbent Is Leader by 27 Votes in Contest Although cleanup work still re mained to be done in three pre cincts when the recount board ad journed at noon Thursday it ap peared from an unofficial compila tion of the figures that F G Root incumbent will emerge the winner In the recount contest brought by E L Stork Clear Lake democratic nominee Root was 27 votes in the lead of Stork with the questionable votes in the third ward of Clear Lake and Lincoln and Clear Lake townships still to be passed on The democratic nominee is expected to gain a few in these three precincts but not enough to make up the 27 handi cap Threw Out 175 In the countingof the ballots the judges W D Gibson chairman of the board of supervisors T W Tompkins representing Root and John Sullivan Storks selection threw out 175 ballots that were questioned for one reason or an other The remaining ballots then stood 1473 for Root and 1446 for Stork according to an unofficial count The lioned ballots in Lake Mount Ver non first ward in Clear Lake sec ond ward in Clear Lake Union and Grant gave each of the candidates an additional 52 votes with two ballots rejected and 10 reserved for future ruling Four of these on which a ruling is reserved were re jected by the election board in the second ward of Clear Lake three of them were for Root and one for Stork Ruling on Ballots Chairman Gibson of the recount board stated he had not entered in any manner into the compilation of the various precinct totals his and the other judges attention being directed thus far to the ruling on ballots The board expects to resume its work Friday morning at 9 oclock The Thursday noon adjournment took place for the reason that one of the attorneys in the case was unable to be present The official election returns showed 1550 for Root and 1540 for Stork ROB IOWA FARM HOME OF Elkhart Farmer Daughter inLaw Assaulted by Bandits ELKHART Dec 22 farm home of Frank T Campbell two miles cast of here last night was ransacked by two unmasked men who assaulted Campbell and his daughterinlaw Mrs Hazel Campbell and escaped with in cash The men gained entrance by tear ing open a screen door to the liv ing room and then threatened the occupants with guns Campbell and his daughterinlaw resisted and were struck down with the guns Neither wap injured seriously One bandit searched Campbell and took in gold from him and then took the other in change The men then searched through drawers of a desk and a dresser for additional cash Upon leaving the bandits in structed Campbell to remain In the house for two hours Deputy sheriffs from Des Moines were investigating the robbery Senior at Carleton College in Minnesota Found Shot to Death NORTHFIELD Minn Dec 22 Grove a senior at Carleton college was found dead In hlg room in a dormitory on the campus last night He had been shot After an in vestigation Coroner L M Mayland said it was suicide A note left by Grove indicated despondency Harold was the son of Mrs M M Grove of Dell Rapids S Dak Hermansons Gives in Milk Tickets Lifts Christmas Cheer Fund Above Mark Previously reported cash SB2925 Previously reported mer merchanlso 7075 Hermunsou Brothers 25000 Martha J Parker 500 Mrs Elizabeth Caspers 300 Sunday school of First M E church 700 Victoria ioo Mason City chapter of D A K s00 V G W LOO A friend j 00 IOS 300 Another friend ioo Two friends 1 01 F G M M ioo ON chapter P JE O SflO Evergreen Sunday School 500 International Association of Mechanics 5 oo K K G ami K II L 200 Bobby and Richard Kollcr 1 00 The Campbell 300 Klwunis club StfiS O S club 300 A Friend No fiOS Unknown 200 Juok Cubanls Billy Colemnn 100 Total Siill to be raisedS468S7 Hermanson Brothers Mason City millc concern Thursday announced of Amilk tickets tatal mrv3lue toi zetteChristmas Cheer fund This the largest donation to the cheer fund this year brought the total raised above the SlOOO mark Thursday and reestablished hope among the good fellows of Mason City that the goal of wag go ing to be reached Good for H125 Quarts Hermansons donation will be good for 3125 quarts of milk which will supply nourishment for many a hungry child through the winter months The milk tickets will be turned over with the other donations to the fund to Mrs Ma bel Blaise secretary of the Mason City Social Welfare league for dis tribution to those who are in need The Hermanson Brothers firm announces the milk ticket donation is made in Ken of calendars which they have distributed to the cus tomers and friends in other years This year by reason of the un precedented need the money heretofore used for the calendar gifts is going to be spent in sup plying milk for the needy in Mason City the Harmanson Brothers firm announced Khvanluns Give A donation of was received from the Kiwanis club which held its weekly meeting in the First Bap tist church This amount was raised by a collection among the members The club has previously donated clothes toys fruit and vegetables to the value of to the Welfare league There now remains but two days in which to reach the goal of 51500 If there is a wholehearted response among those who have not already given this can be done Individuals Given Donations came in from both or ganizations and individuals Thurs day There was an evident response to the appeal that in order to reach the goal set for the fund it will be necessary for Individuals as well as clubs lodges societies and other organizations to make donations One out of town gift was 5 from the Evergreen Sunday school north of Clear Lake Thursday donations included gifts from church organizations as well as clubs trade associations and other bodies Children were again responding to the need of their less fortunate buddies Colorblind Motorist Cautious About How He Goes Past Lights PITTSBURGH Dec 22 Heres how one colorblind motorist reads traffic lights I just drive up to a light and stop he said If there is no cross traffic and the horns begin to toot behind me I know the light Is green and I go ahead If there is no cross traffic and no cars behind to toot I wait until I see two and yellow or the green and yellow Ive never had an accident SENATE ADOPTS COMPROMISE ON PHILIPPINES BILL House Beer Measure Is Sent to Judiciary Committee WASHINGTON Dec 22 The senate today adopted the con ference report on the Philippine bill granting independence to the is lands in 10 years The report now goes to the house The report was agreed to with out a roll call and after only brief discussion Chairman Hare of the house in sular committee planned to ask house approval of the compromise bill late today ie he could fix in time his report on how differences with the senate were reconciled President Hoovers attitude on the measure which just emerged front a conference today between senate and house groups is not known but there was some doubt among republican leaders that he would sign it Beer to Committee The bill to legalize 32 per cent bccv passed by the house yester day was presented to the senate today and referred Immediately to the judiciary committee without discussion Meanwhile it developed that house democratic leaders plan t defer until late January the con sideration of any tax legislation aimed to produce revenue to sup plement what they hope to be de rived from the beer bill that taxes beer at 55 a barrel and plays a large part in democratic fiscal plans Speaker Garner said today he as sumed the senate finance commit tee will take in Lhe whole treasury situation In hearings on the beer bill Both Mukc Concessions Garner had just conferred with senate lenders When the judiciary committee finishes its study the measure will be sent to the finance committee for study of the revenue provisions Speaker Garner said at his press conference that the house will con sider a farm relief bill early in January Both senate and house groups re ceded on important points of dif ference under the Philippine bill compromise The higher house quotas of duty free imports of sugar and coconut oil from the islands were accepted The house provision putting the islands on an immigration quota basis of 50 a year also was accepted in place oC the senate amendment barring nil immigration by placing the Filipinos in the same category as Japanese Chinese and persons from India 10 Years Com pro misc However a new provision was in serted to apply Asiatic exclusion to the islands after the 10 year Iransi Tnrn In rniro I Colunln Biiy Christmas Seals Still Time to Shop Read the GIFT SEEKERS GUIDE on the Classified Page Expected to Leave Issue to Roosevelt Lack of CoOperation Makes Action Now Useless WASHINGTON Dec 22 TV President Hoover having been in1 formed by Presidentelect Roosevelt that he cannot accept an apparent joint responsibility between now and March 4 for war debt and re lated poUcies has abandoned his plan for naming a commission to deal with pressing international problems Correspondence between the two over the past few days as made public this afternoon at the white house showed them at sharp diver gence It was said in administration quarters familiar with the situation that dropping of the proposed com mission plan meant that the debts situation would be at a standstill until after inauguration Will Respect Wishes President Hoover In a statement announcing the correspondence said Governor Roosevelt considers that it is undesirable for him to as sent to my suggestions for cooper ative action on the foreign prob lems outlined in my recent message to congress I will respect his wishes The presidentelect took the de cided position that he wanted to have a free hand to deal with the debts md other difficulties as he sees fit once the responsibility is his Initiated by Hoover The correspondence was initiated by President Hoover on the evening oElast Saturday two days before hlsmessage to congress He wrote that the debt problems can not be disassociated from the problems to come before the world economic and disarmament conferences He asserted that exchange of views in respect to debts can not be accomplished in satisfactory man ner through the ordinary routine of diplomatic contacts hut require free find direct round table discus sion with each government separ ately The routine machinery or dip lomacy neither affords the type of men required nor can they give the lime from other duties said the president Diplomatic Channels Diplomatic channels were the leans previously espoused by Mr Roosevelt for debt discussion Roosevelt replied Dec 19 after congress had received the presiden tial message that I cannot go along with the thought that the personnel conducting the conversa tions war debts and economic con ference should he identical Because he had no constitutional authority to the economic confer ence until March and because of Turn lo i Column I FRANCE TO BEND ALL EFFORTS TO DEBTS SOLUTION New Cabinet Says U S Must Be Handled Prudently PARIS Dec 22 PaulBoncour intends to follow the policies of the Herriot government with regard to negotiations in con nection with the American debt he revealed today in his first appear ance as premier before the chamber of deputies His primary objective will be a conference to effect a general set tlement but ho warned that the po litical situation in the United States makes its advisable to conduct the negotiations with the greatest care Keep Herriot Volley His disarmament policy also will be a continuation of his predeces sors In domestic matters he in tends to effect administrative econ omies which probably will take the form of salary and pension reduc tions In his foreign relations he aaid he desires particularly to cultivate the friendship between France and Great Britain at the same time granting to Germany so far as he can consistently do so the status of equality which she demands In the long run he told the cham ber the ultimate goal of his ad ministration and of all other gov ernments must be to find the way out of the economic depression a result of international uncertainty misunderstandings and rivalries be BURNS ESCAPES RETURN SOUTH New Jersey Refuses Georgia Extradition of Fugitive From Chain Gang TRENTON N J Dec 22 Robert Elliott Burns fugitive from a Georgia prison gang has found a haven in New Jersey The convictauthor twice escaped from a prison camp will be grant ed refuge by Gov A Harry Moore so long as he leads an honest upright life Admonls h e d by Governor Moore whose hands he kissed to adjure publi city Burns has promised to Robert Burns cease exploiting the alleged bru talities he suffered as a chain gang prisoner Moore who listened for hours to tales of purported cruelties of chair gangs and use of sweat boxes am stocks decided the case on Ho merits He found In rulings of the United States and New Jersey su preme courts precedents for his re fusal to grant Georgias request for extradition After granting Burns a diminu tive nervous man attired In a gray suit and wearing tortoise shel glasses his freedom following i hearing of extradition yesterday Governor Moore warned him thai his future conduct would determine whether he should be returned to a chain gang voted a week ago to ment of the war debt Installment former Premier Herriot continued his contacts with the American gov ernment the premier said adding that we grateful that a serious effort has been made at Washing Ion to smooth over the difficulties which have arisen As Cor negotiations to settle thf whole debts issue he said we will conduct them with the firm purpose of preparing a solution of the ques tion In its entirety with a view to ending the conditions which have resulted from the burden of inter governmental debts Listen in Silence When M PaulBoncour slowly read the section concerning the American debts the deputies list ened to him in silence almost indif ference and registered neither ap proval nor disapproval M Doriot the communist leader was the first interpellator Ha asked the premier just what he in tended to do about war debts So far as he is concerned he said he is In favor of cancellation of all debts and all credits The premier did not reply M PaulBoncour Said the Herriot government had worked successfully to pull the disarmament confer ence out of uncertainty am the doldrums wherein it risked losing Itself Constructive Project We shall continue he said A constructive project putting in pre cise formulas the necessary link ol disaramament and security and not usfng one of those two terms to thrust aside or adjourn the has been introduced We shall de fend it M Doriot said the fall of the Her riot cabinet has not advanced the solution of the debts problem The tension remains the same between France and the United States Tho ground chosen by the chamber ot ters no hope of solution Beside England can always demand that we pay our debt to her The cabinet completed its declara tion of policy last night and was to request a vote of confidence after its presentation today In parliamen tary quarters a heavy vote in favor of the governments continuance was predicted Seek Canadian Pact Preliminary steps have been taken between Canada and France Turn to Pain 4 Oilnnm 4 IOWA WEATHER Unsettled probably rain In extreme southeast and oaHt por lionn Friday Somewhat wanner In central and east portions Friday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for M hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 41 Minimum In Night 21 At 8 A M 37   

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