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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1932, Mason City, Iowa                                LK F IOWA Us i A North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS EDITION MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 24 1932 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 66 SENATE COMMITTEE TO FAVOR BEER CLEAR MAJORITY SHOWN BY POLL OF ITS MEMBERS Only 4 of 1 3 Remaining in Capital Plan to Oppose Bill WASHINGTON Dec 24 A check of the senates judiciary committee where the house 32 per cent beer bill faces its next test disclosed today a clear majority for modification of the Volstead act Interviews with members indU cated that the bill would receive speedy consideration unless a snarl develops over its alcoholic content provision Only 4 of the 13 committee mem bers remaining in the capital over the holidays indicated they would oppose legalization of beer at this session The other nine constituting a majority of the group said they would vote for beer though one or two made reservations on the al coholic content Three of the ab sentees are democrats whose par ty platform calls for immediate modification Next Action Monday Since the senate decided yester day to let the beer bill take its reg ular course through committees the next action will come in the ju diciary committee possibly next Monday Chairman Norris has called a meeting for that day but with the senate in Christmas recess until Tuesday a quorum may not be present and consideration would go over until after January 1 But prompt action then has been prom to send the beer consifierfrig pro hibition repeal legislation The check showed this subcom mittee headed by Senator Blaino R is overwhelmingly for beer Only one member Borah Ida ho republican is definitely opposed Wash for Beer The other members are Walsh D Dill D and Hebert R R Walsh said he is for some kind of a beer bill though he did not want to commit himself to any specific measure without further study Chairman Blaine said that if be were unable to get a favorable re port from the subcommittee he would ask for action without recom mendation so that the measure could be brought quickly back to the sen ate No one has asked for hearings he said Four Are Opposed The check of the full committee showed that in addition to Borah Senators Robinson R Ind Hast ings R and King D probably will oppose the beer bill though both Hastings and King said they were inclined rather than definitely determined to such opposition Chairman Norris ant Senators Schall R Austin R Vt Ashurst D and Black D indicated they would vote for beer but Austin said his vote would depend entirely upon what the com mittee determines as constituting an intoxicating beverage Arrest Bootlegger Suspect DES MOINES Dec 24 County officers Friday night ar rested John Face 40 of Deg Moines and seized 112 gallons oi alleged alcohol they said was in tended for local holiday trade AUNT NET By Robert Quillen Emily is like all o that kind The more they hate men the more they try to be like em Lifting CheerFund to I DUB THEE KNIGHT INDEED Colonel Hooker Drops Dead of Heart Disease After Shopping Trip SHANGHAI China Dec 24 J Col Richard S Hooker com mander of the fourth regiment of the United States marines station ed in the Shanghai international settlement dropped dead today of heart failure Lieut Col E P Moses who re cently arrived from the San Diego marine base assumed command of the marine regiment Colonel Hooker collapsed in the drawing room of his residence while playing with his children soon after returning home from a Christmas shopping tour Arrangements Not Made Funeral arrangements had not yet been made Lieut Col Moses said it would be several clays be fore the plans would be known Colonel Hooker was one of the most popular American officers who ever came to China Hig death plunged the regiment into mourn ing in the midst of elaborate Christmas celebrations all of which were cancelled Colonel Hooker came to China in October 1930 from the marine barracks at Bremerton Wash Dur ing the SinoJapanese hostilities in February in Shanghai he played an important part in the defense of the international settlement fll ypjiri Old Lieut Col Moses is from Sum ter S Car Colonel Hooker whose fighting experience ranges from the Philip pines to Vera Cruz and Haiti in the Turn In i Column B Founder of Paper in Hawaii Dies in Fall Out Window of Club SHANGHAI China Dec 24 Lf H Gray founder and former editor of the Maui News Maui Hawaii fell out of a window on the fifth floor of the American club today and was killed Gray arrived in Shanghai in July He formerly was employed by Honolulu nnd Manila newspapers A daughter Martha Gray in Evanston III survives him Some Flashes From Life as She Is Lived Minnesota Man Loses Bullet From Leg and Mourns By ASSOCIATED PRESS ERGUS FALLS Minn Elmer Pingrees leg is lust one bullet 34 years but he mourns in November 1SS8 while he was a U S cav alry man on the Mexican border he received a smugglers bul let in the right leg Surgeons advised against cut ting out the bullet as long as it didnt bother him The other day as Pingrec was crossing the street here he felt a twinge in his leg The bullet had popped out Search of the snow cov ered street failed to reveal the pel let He wants it back well Id sort of become attached to it A BIT OF PARADISE Iowa Depression Rowley hasnt heard about it The facts Not a single taxpayer delinquent Nobody on the county poor list Bank failures one in the towns history Population 205 Number of houses 60 including 35 business establishments and a bank There are three places of worship WHAT A RIDE Malay laborer says he took a long ride on a hur ricane a tree trunk and a ship A big wind picked him right off a plantation in Pahang Malaya and dropped him in the he says He grasped an uprooted tree trunk and rode it for six days in B booming gale He was rigid with cold and almost dead when the British steamship Carnarvonshire picked him up and brought him here PEPPER WHOOPEK or sober much depends on the point of view Dr Cyril Hurt professor of psy chology in London university told how a nurse was offered a mixture Turn o 1nnc 2 Column fi HOOVERS BOARD YACHT FOR TRIP Leave Savannah Bound for 10 Day Fishing Cruise Off Coast SAVANNAH Ga Dec 24 President Hoover and his party bound on a 10 day fishing cruise arrived in Savannah at a m today to be given an enthusiastic reception The chief executive and Mrs Hoover boarded the U S Sequoia and shortly afterwards headed down the Savannah river toward Ossabaw sound accompanied by three coast guard patrol boats the lighthouse tender Kilkenny and the yacht Miramer The president hoped to be fishing in Ossabaw sound for fresh and salt water bass within three hours after leaving Savannah The journey from Washington was uneventful Arriving in Savan nah the party was met by a crowd that filled the railway station and lined the streets outside There were applause and cheers as the president and Mrs Hoover entered an automobile Mayor Thomas M Hoynes M O Dunning collector of the port of Savannah and Mrs Dunning head ed a group of prominent residents in forminga reception committee for the presidential party Policeman Tries to Prevent Suicide and Is Shot for Efforts NEW YORK Dec 24 Pa trolman Philip Coylewas tramping his beat today when some on rushed up to him and said a mar was planning to commit suicide it an apartment nearby Coyle ran in to find Adam Has eney holding a gun Drop that he shouted Instead of dropping It Haseney shot the policeman who pulled his pistol as he fell and shot Haseney Both are in a critical condition Brewer and Griffin Get Separate Trial WATERLOO Dec 24 A B Lovejoy sustained a motion by the defense for separate trials for Elmer Brewer and Patrick Grif fin charged with the murder of Sheriff W F Dilworth OF NECESSITIES Gildners Add in Clothes Others Give Cash Previously reported cash 578223 Previously reported mer chandise 444 75 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR 32550 Olldncr Brothers mdse 5000 Ciiiitral P T A Waterworks plant 350 Telephone Company Em ployes L 500 A friend In hope lflO Hob nnd Jack Shepnrd 2no A friend 500 Mary Jean Ann and Dick 400 From a lobby jjgr Finders reward 225 Butter Boys loo COMMANDERY CHIEFS Pope Tells of Total 8187034 Fund Oversubscribed 37654 Yes ladies and gentlemen there is a Santa Glaus The unemployed children who have had to go to school with scan ty breakfasts this fall mothers who have wondered where the next meal was coming have been hoping during the progress of the fundTthat was a Santa Claus Saturday he put in his appear ance He came as a plumed knight with uniform and epaulets instead of the traditional whiskers and red and white clothes Had Dramatic Close And be put a dramatic climax ou the Christmas Cheer fund by adding 552550 and with the hun dreds of other generous donations of Mason City and North Iowa per sons brought the total to by Saturday noon Santa Glaus in this instance was Antioch commandery of the Knights Templar whose members obtained a total of 176 donations to the fund In Place of Charity Ball This Christmas cheer effort takes the place of the annual charity ball which has been given each winter for 37 years At its last meeting the commandery members voted their support of the fund and Jay 1C Decker was appointed chairman of a committee to solicit and others Since then committees of the commandery have been at work making their final reports Satur day Donations ranging from 25 cents to 50 were made Among the other donations Sat urday was 50 in mens and boys new merchandise by GiklnciBroth ers clothing store A Mason City mother who expressed the wish that her name not be revealed do nated a basket of canned goods Ifciiscd by Knighls Templar Following is a list of donations raised by the Knight Templar or ganization with two committees still to hear from Northwestern StfUei rortlftnd Cement company jnoOO C A Hanson aon Art HOKC jno Alt Nillljn 2 flo A M Cillpin joo G S A very nnd Son H n llasnrouck 00 U A Tllstau ioo N Beemer 200 Gftrfietd Breesc John G Shipley W April 2 Til i to PaRc 2 nlnmn I BRITISH VESSEL SENDS OUT SO Message Says Freighter Is Sinking With Engine Room Flooded NEW YORK Dec 24 British freighter Newbrought broadcast an S O S today stating it was sinking off the island V Ja maica with its engine room flooded The call picked up by station WAX at Miami Fla was rtbroatf cast to the liner President ley which replied that she would proceed to the position given 125 miles or about eight hours away The Miami stations call also was picked up by the coast guard in New York K H WAGNBIl Ahovo are shown lie re tiring mid newly elected em inent camnuimlcrH of Antioch ionunimdery Knights Tompliir the organization respnnslblis fur ninking u phenomenal success of tin Chrivtnms Cheer fund Dr Wright Ims been cnmiminder this past yiwr nnd Mr Wajfiier assumes tho office hi January November Vote was Largest in History of U S Three Other Records Were Established at Same Election CnpyrlcM J033 by TIic Irtju WASHINGTON Dec 24 The largest vote in the nations his tory was cast in the November presidential With this record were established three others Franklin D Roosevelt received the highest popular and electoral votes ever giyeri a win ning candidate and President Hoover polled the largest popular vote ever cast for a loser Heres the way the votes were distributed Roosevelt 22813786 Hoover 15750266 Others 1161299 Final returns as certified by state officials and compiled by the Associated Press today showed the total vote when compared with the previous record of 36798669 in 1928 to have increased 2935682 or 70 per cent Is Near Estimate The 1932 total was only 186094 less than the Associated Press esti mate of the vote based on registra tion figures prior to the election Roosevelts plurality was 7054 520 This exceeds Hoovers plurality of 6423612 over Alfred E Smith four years ago but fell short of the record plurality of 7338513 polled by Calvin Coolidge over oJhn W Davis in 1924 Roosevelts total was more than the votes for all candidates com bined in any election preceding 1920 The previous high for a win ningcandidate was Hoovers 21 429109 four years ago Was Previous Record Hoovers 1032 total of 15759266 compared with Smiths 15016443 1900th Anniversary of Christs Death Res urrection VATICAN CITY Dec 24 In a Christmas message to the world today Pope Pius XI an nounced a years jubilee obser vance of the nineteenth centenary of Christs passion death and resur rection to begin April 2 1933 The pope replied to greetings from the score of cardinals of the curia representingcardinals and bishops throughout tlu world who were gathered in the consistory hall Following an ancient custom the pope enumerated his joys and sor rows of the past year Listed among joys were the spread of missions Catholic action and success and the cucharistic congress Sud Conditions Among his sorrows listed were the very sad conditions in Rus sia Mexico and Spain The pope sent best Christmas wishes and prayers for peace tranqullity mutual confidence friendly relations greater assist ance wherever were the greatest needs sufficient remunerative work and less unfavorable and un certain general conditions of life This was expressed particularly at a moment when he said there were so many divisions and con flicts among peoples and states not excluding the horrors of war and civil war and the consequent continuance and worsening of a universal and economic crisis without precedent In his tory Sufferings of Poor Sufferings of the poor working classes are most felt and painful and for this reason they are the most needy and deserving of help of social justice and of Christian charity he said Announcing the holy year the pope said this dutiful and benefi cent observance is desired by many persons It will be of no light benefit that the world should not hear or apeak of conflicts differences lack of confidence armaments disarm ament damages reparations debts payments moratoriums insolven cies economic and financial Inter ests or of individual miseries he said Let the world no longer hear only those notes but instead those of high spirituality and strong ap peal to life and the interests of the souls the pope added Full Year Observance He made the observance for a full year so it might have the greatest possible value through prayer expiation propitiation holy indulgences and reform of life Of all this our days have par ticular need in the midst of so Tirni In rnsce 2 Column fit Tnm to i 2 Column 7 CHILE RULED BY ALESSANDRI 2ND TIME IN 12 YEARS Sixth President in Last Seven Months Named at Election By H P BRAMAN SANTIAGO Chile Dec 24 Arturo Alessandri 64 year old vet eran leftist politician became pres ident of Chile today for the second time in 12 years The inauguration late this after noon before a joint session of con gress was to be followed by a state procession toMoneda Palace the presidential residence for a recep tion this evening The new president was elected Oct 30 by an overwhelming major ity over four other candidates for a full six year term to succeed the republics last constitutional presi dent Juan E Montero whose ad ministration was overthrown by a socialistmilitary revolt June 4 and who was elected for a similar term a year ago Senor Alessandri ac tually is the sixth president of Chile in seven Pledged to Constitution Senor Alessandri has pledged himself to a regime of strict con stitutionality He plans to make his administration semisocialistic n keepingwith his program when he was first In office He has promised economic rehabilitation of the coun try decentralization of government and provincial home rule readjust ment of commercial relations with other nations chiefly those of LatinAmerica and solution of the nitrate St ther proletari at not with fancy theories or ma gic formulas that recently some other individuals played with at the expense of the state but genuin lawa for social and moss better ment which precludes prejudice and abuse Cabinet Announced The new cabinet was announced oficlnlly today as follows Horaclo He via premier nnd minister of in terior Miguel Cruchaga foreign minister Gustavo Ross finance Domingo Duran education and jus tice Alfred Piwonka industry Emillo BelloCodesido national de fense Carlos agricul ture and colonization and Fernan do Garcia Oktlni health and labor Senor Alessandri was flrst presi dent in 1920 when he overthrew the old feudal type of ruleby the elite and Instituted n popular govern ment The new president takes office at the close of one of Chiles most tragic chaotic years In history dur ing which personuliat and militarist revolts and mutinies followed one after the other in rapid succession Turn to Pone 2 Colnmn DAVENPORT JURY CONVICTS LUGE Finds Him Guilty of Second Degree Murder in Death of Collicott DAVENPORT Dec 24 jury in Scott county district court returned a verdict of guilty of sec ond degree murder against Norman A Luco of Plattsviile Wis for the slaying of Ethel Collicott used car dealer here eight years ago The jury consisting of nine men and three women had deliberated sinco noon Friday Tho verdict was read at 3 a m Collicott was murdered the night of March 18 1924 Several weeks of investigation brought no clews un til a coat and gun found near Colll cott3 garagewere linked to Luce The latter had been a business as sociateof Collicotts in Dubuquc and Cedar Rapids A nationwide search for the sus pect was started but he escaped police nets until last August when he was arrested in Los Angeles He was found with R companion in a parked automobile and unable to answer the detectives questions satisfactorily was taken to police headquarters where investigation showed he was wanted in Daven port for the Collicott murder In the trial here Luce admitted he was in Davenport on the night of the murder but sought to prove that he did not go to Collicotts garage 3ftr Wea IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy fair Satur day night followed ly fnir Sun day colder much colder In southeast portion Saturday night J LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figuiei for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday SB Minimum In Night 29 At R A M 30 Riiinfnll Mason Citys hope for a white Christmas Iny in the possibility that the rain which proceeded most of Friday night and Saturday would turn to snow WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO Dec 24 er outlook for the week beginning Monday Dec 26 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri val leys Generally fair first of week except possibly snow In extreme north Monday followed by rain in smith and rain or snow In north about Thursday temperature mostly near or above normal   

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