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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 29, 1932, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAGES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 29 1932 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS HECTION ONE Father and Son Discuss Talk on Technocracy of All Isms By LESLIE EICHKL Central Press Writer TECHNOCRACY the newes ism is discussed by a son and his father a businessman SON Dad have you been read ing up on technocracy mankinds machines destroying mankinds chance to earn a living under the present price system DAD reading the sport page Yes 30 years ago SON But dad this is something new technocracy led by a younf engineer named Howard Scott di rector of the Energy Survey of North America with headquarters at Columbia university DAD And I suppoS he says machines have conquerec man and the civilized world wil collapse in two or three years Scrap Debt Claims SON Yes Unless we scrap al debt claims wipe out the price sys tem and set the engineers to work on a cooperative commonwealth to produce and distribute everything anybody wants DAD turning to amusement sec Im for him But how is he going to turn the trick SON Turn the trick Why hed just throw the political system overboard DAD Hum no good shows in town Throw the political sys tem overboard huh You mean that these technocrats would seize power and provide the redistribution SON I dont know they donl say I suppose thats it Dads Conclusion DAD Then theyd merely ex change one political system for an other SON But Dad that isnt the im portant thing Theyd junk our out worn economic system and install a new one DAD Son you learn bright things in college Son Dad dont make fun Mil lions of people are out of work DAD Thats the reason I even stop 19 consider the idea I shoulc be a criminal if Jdid not examine every idea every hope for the rescue not onlyvof these millions out of work but my own business Ail Debt Impossible SON Dad under technocracy debt would be as impossible as phil anthropy currency would be based on the amount of energy converted into necessary production and the American people would attain a standard of living 10 times as high as that of 1929 each working only four hours a day four days a week Imagine that DAD Now please do not call me a mossback but I believe your Mr Scott whoever he is is misleading the people with false hopes even though he reiterates some old funda mental truths we had almost forgot ten SON Dad you have no idea how machines have displaced man as in struments of Dont Blutnt Machines DAD My boy it is not machines that have brought man to his low fistae and me to the verve of bank ruptcy Its mans failure to live in the narrow paths of economic righteousness his failure to rise in achievement He destroyed his wealth by rushing emotionally into a consuming war that enslaved vir tually all peoples with a crushing debt for years to come SON But DAD Let me finish And what is the way out Not my boy by giving false hopes by promising a Turn ta Vttfa 2 Column 2 10 Drowned as Launch Collides With Steamer WELLINGTON N Z Dec 29 D Ten persons were drowned when a launch carrying 30 work ers collided today with a small steamer in Napier harbor The remainder were rescued sev eral being taken to a hospital AUNT HET By Robert Quillen put dresses in the window but the only one in the store a fat woman can get on is marked NO 71 ROOSEVELT WILL LEAD ECONOMY MAKE GETAWAY Loot Taken by Robbers Estimated at to ALTOONA Dec 29 armed bandits today held up and robbed the Shaffer State bank here of between 51300 and Lewis Heller vice president was locked in the vault by the bandits The holdup occurred shortly after the bank opened for business at 0 a m Heller who was in the bank alone was ordered into the vault after the men had scooped money from behind the cage into a black bag thev carried Both bandits car ried automatic pistols L O Shaffer bank president re leased Heller about 10 minutes later when he arrived at the bank Both bandits about 27 years old were poorly dressed Holler said About 5 feet 5 inches tall they both weighed about 150 pounds One wore a dark overcoat and light brown trousers The loss which could not bo defi nitely stated is covered by insur ance Shaffer said The bandits made their escape in a dark Ford car on highway No 6 No one saw them leave officers J B Risden chief of the Iowa bureau of investigation assigned State Agents Del McElroy and Pat Griffin to investigate the robbery a short time after the report was received at his office GANDHI DELAYS PROTEST FAST Satisfied That Government Is Tryingto Aid Indian Untouchables POONA India Dec 2g hatma Gandhi announced officially today that his proposed fast of pro test against the ban on entry of Indias untouchables in Guru vayoor temple would be post poned He had a three hour conference yesterday with advisers on the mat ter in Yeroda prison where he is held It was believed the fast sched uled to begin New Years day would be postponed definitely Gandhi be ing satisfied that all concerned were doing their best to maintain prog ress toward removal of the un touchability ban Revive Release Rumors LONDON Dec 29 of the possibility of the Mahatma Mohandas K Gandhis early release From prison for some time current in India and England have been re vived with the conclusion here last Saturday of the third India round table conference Next Tuesday will be the anni versary of Gandhis arrest and im prisonment in Yeroda jail at Poona India for his refusal to postpone a disobedience campaign against British rule Later he declared he would remain in prison until India was granted independence Cannot Be Released A dispatch from New Delhi In dia yesterday recording a revival of the rumor there stated that offi cial quarters were reticent and it was recalled here that the viceroy the Earl of Willingdon already had declared the Mahatma could not bo released unless he definitely disas sociated himself from the disobedi ence movement The London Heralds diplomatic writer today said Opposition In Delhi I hear it has been practically de cided to release Mr Gandhi and all nonviolent prisoners on Jan 1 These are civil disobedience cam aign prisoners estimated as total ng about There ia some bureaucratic opposition in Delhi the which has influenced he viceroy but the secretary of tate for India Sir Samuel Hoare s convinced the jail delivery is es lential to obtain a fair hearing in ndia for the governments propos als Nothing confirmatory has been re vived here in regard to the ru mored release LOSES LEGACY Measuring Shakes New Way to Learn of Energy By F B COLTON ATLANTIC CITY N J Dec 20 Old Mother Na tures jitters a trillion times worse than the worst stage fright is sciences latest way of learning how water makes steam or coal makes heat Its done by measuring the ener gy in a single jitter or vibration of a molecule which was described today before the American Asso ciation for the Advancement Science If the jitters get strong enough the molecules atoms will fly apart and combine again in n different formation which is what happens when fuel brtrns or liquid turns intoa gas Bundles of Atoms Everything is made of molecules of each molecule vibrates a trillion limes a second A method of measuring the horsepower of a single vibration was explained by Dr S Goldheim Prof V Dietz and Prof D H An drews of Johns Hopkins university It provides a basis they said for studying how a molecule may vi brate so violently that its atoms break apart They measured the jitters of a molecule tetradecyl bromide ar ranged like a train of cars with one atom of bromine for the engine and 14 carbon atoms hooked up behind Like Train Energy Energy of the molecule like that of a train Jsfurrjshedrbyheat So they coofedthe moleculewith li quid air until practically all its heat was lost then measured the heat it needed to get back to nor mal It was like stopping a train and then firing up the boilers again to sec how much steam is needed to start the train When the molecule was boated up to normal temperature the sci entists knew exactly how much heat it possessed This gave a check on how fast it is vibrating Tombinis Philosophy of Patience Provides Him With New Horse MILAN Italy Dec 2fl talc Tombinis philosophy of pa tience bore fruit Tombini a crip pled vendor of postcards and pencils drove into town with his wife and four children His faithful old horse Icaro plunged Ills frorit legs into a sewer and had to be killed Whereupon the Tombinis strand ed in the street stayed just where they were despite official hints to move on Pazienza Signori Tom bini said with a genial smile With out a horse how can I leave Finally the city fathers dug down into the official purse and the Tom binis left with a strong new horse CONGRESSMAN ILL Soldiers From Many Nations Pay Tribute at Hookers Funeral SHANGHAI Dec 29 striking international tribute was paid the memory of Col Richard S Hoker when nrmcd land and sea forces of various nations stationed at Shanghai and civilians of many nationalities participated today in the funeral for the TJ S marines commander Obsequies were held in the Brit ish Holy Trinity cathedral where Chaplain J H Brooks of the U S marines officiated with two British clerics assisting A vast interna tional throng of service men and civilians attended The body 01 the late commandant who came here from Bremerton Wash will remain at the family home pending shipment to the United States for burial in Arling ton cemetery Mail Early Sign Up Two Days Too Late NEW YORK Dee 23 two nights after Christmas theater goers got a chuckle out of a huge electric sign that flared on Broad ways great white way Mail your Christmas cards and packages earlv for delivery before Christmas ft warned The maintenance man who turns on the lights explained he never reads the signs he turnn on they bore him Anyway he said the sign would remind folks to do their mailing early next year Representative Robert K But lor of Oregon is seriously ill with pneumonia In i Washing ton hospital Associated Frtss Rescuers Find 54 Mine Victims Hope Dashed That Last 7 Trapped by Explosion Would Be Alive MOWEAQUA 111 Dec Rescue workers today recovered the bodies of the last of 51 miners killed in the explosion at the Mow eaqua Coal companys mine last Saturday Thus was dashed the hope ex pressed earlier in the day that the last seven of the explosion victims would be found alive Rescuers found seven more bodies yesterday raising the total of known dead to 47 A fresh fall of rock blocked their path for a while Gas also was discovered but was cleared away Workers said condi tions In the mine prevented re moval of the seven bodies discov ered yesterday The last of the funerals for the first 40 victims were held today OEFENSERESTS KILLS WIFE AND DAUGHTER SELF Chicago Chauffeur Calls Police to Tell of His Plans CHICAGO Dec 29 ed of an anticipated legacy by discovery yesterday of a new will of the late Clement Studebak er Jr Peter Peterson the Stude baker chauffeur for 27 years shot to death his wife and daughter and then killed himself today Peterson telephoned the police this morning and then called Clem ent Studebaker III Peterson said he had just slain his wile and daugh ter and would end his own life in a moment He asked them to come for the bodies Find Three Dead Police rushed to the north side flat They found all three dead each shot through the right temple Peterson 60 years old lay beside his wifes body on a divan in the sunparlor Their 20 year old daugh ter Pauline a senior in the North western university liberal arts col lege was in her bed The police be lieve the father took the girls life first then the shot failing to awak en Mrs Anna Peterson stepped to her side and shot her 5000 Bequest Omitted tha vet ah chauffeur written in the earlier will of the late utilities magnate member of the South Bend automobile manufacturing family Yesterday however a later will was admitted to probate here It omitted any legacy for the Peter sons wiped out many other small bequests and made the vvidoxv the chief beneficiary of the 2000000 estate Testimony on Insanity Due to Sunstroke Stricken From Record WATERLOO Dec 29 defense rested today in the trial of Elmer Brewer 38 charged with the fatal shooting of Denuty Sheriff W V Dilworth Dec 16 On motion of County Attorney John W Gwynne the court struck from the record all testimony re garding a sunstroke he is said to have suffered resulting in attacks of mental derangement Mrs Mary Baugh Brewers for mer wife yesterday testified that he is subject to attacks of insanity when worried or exposed to intense heat Brewer also testified that he was subject to such attacks Brewer suffered a form of attack during court recess but a physician said he could find nothing wrong with him After rebuttal witnesses were called Burr C Towne assistant county attorney was to begin the closing arguments to the jury President Hoover and Party Continue South FORT PIERCE Fla Dec 29 Hoover and his party proceeding to fishing grounds off Palm Beach arrived here at a m today and continued the voy age southward through the St Lu cie Sound inland waterway MRS HiNCH DIES AFTER ACCIDENT Thrown From Automobile to Pavement When Door Comes Open ROCKFORD Dec Paul Hindi 25 who lived near Mason City died Thursday afternoon from injuries received in an accident last night when she was thrown from an automobile She suffered a basal fracture of her skull and her ankle was crushed Mr and Mrs Hindi were on the way to Dougherty about G oclock last evening when the accident oc curred Mr Hindi was driving the car and about a mile south of Car tersville turned out to go cast The car door came open at the corner and Mrs Hinch was thrown out Stopping at once Mr Hinch went to his wife and took her to tho Harry Cahalan home in Cartersville for treatment She ia now in the Cahalan home Mrs Hinch is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry Cahill who live north of Mason City Her brothers and sisters include John Cahill at Rockwell Cassius Cahill of Oel wein Lonore Joseph and Henry Cahill at home One Holdup Exciting but Four Too Many PHILADELPHIA Dec 29 Holdup men no longer relieve the monotony of Mrs Ida Haucks life as an elevated station cashier they merely annoy her The first time it happened she was thrilled and frightened but in the last four months she has beon robbed four times and the thing is beginning to pall The robbers took from her last night Bracken Leaves Post With Burlington Road CHICAGO Dec 29 ment of Edward P Bracken as exe cutive vice president of the Chica go Burlington and Quincy railroad effective Jan 1 wnq announced to day by Ralph Budd president of the road Two Armed Bandits Hold Up Bank at Altoona OFFICER LOCKED IN VAULT PAIR Mother Nature Worse Than Stage Fright Herriot for FrenchLoan to Austrians Enemies Cite Refusal to Pan V S Debt Dec 15 PARIS Dec 29 Premier Herriot today gave his vigorous support in the chamber of deputies to a proposed loan of 000000 to Austria declaring he wanted to assume his share of re sponsibility for the proposal Opponents of the loan had said it would be Inconsistent for France to lend money to Austria after hav ing defaulted on the December in stallment of the debt to the United States but M Herriot asserted thnt it would be better to try to extri cate Austria from her difficulties than to leave her to her fate Financial aid thus extended by France he said would prevent any attempt at union with Germany of which France would be the first victim The intention of the PiudBoncour government to follow the Herriot policies to improve relations with Italy was indicated today by the nomination of Henry de Jouvenel as ambassador to Italy succeeding the late Baron dc Beaumarchaia It was understood that the foreign office was awaiting word from Italy re garding his acceptability The league of nations recom mended the loan to Austria to save that country from perilous financial straits France Great Britain Italy Switzerland Holland and Belgium were to provide a total of about 543000000 but thuslar only land haii agreed to Molnar Held as Head of Bogus Money Ring Escapes His Bondsman CHICAGO Dec 2fl Moluar alleged counterfeiter es caped from his bondsman today at the point of a revolver Molnar was ono of the reputed heads of a ring operating with bo gus money through the middle west Yesterday he had been re leased from federal custody under real estate bond furnished by Lucias Barnett He drew a revolver today shoved Barnett into an automobile in a north side garage and fled Molnar was captured here after a brother was arrested in Omnha and implicated him Molnar also robbed Barnett of the 600 fee he posting bond had paid him for Body of Council Bluffs Man Recovered After Flames Level Home COUNCIL BLUFFS Dec 29 IT W OBrien 51 retired railroad employe was burned to death last night when fire destroyed hia home here Origin of the fire was not immediately determined OBriens charred body was recov ered after tho flames had leveled the house George E Smith night watchman for several industrial firms in the neighborhood of OBriens home dis covered flames issuing from the shack as he passed on his rounds HR forced the door and found the naked body of OBrien lying across a couch Smith tried to carry body outside but failed the Menominee Chicago No Different When It Comes to Dead Birds MENOMINEE Mich Dec 29 it comes to birds the dif ference between Chicago and Me nominee is nil You couldnt safely leave two birds out in front like that it you were in Chicago said John Corbey former resident of the windy city to the owner of a meat market Two said the meat man There are three No two said Corhoy a gooae and a chicken The proprietor looked and two there were A 15 pound turkey was gone Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Dec Hoover has gone on south fishing And from what I read in the papers the demo crats are planning for him I be liove I would just keep right on fishing I have always believed he made a mistake by not step ping out and turning tho whole thing over to em on December first There wasnt a chance of him and thorn agreeing any thing It would have been a great big thing to have done Everybody is against the lame duck and this is the lust one anyhow that would have given him an excellent excuse They couldnt have accused liim of quitting Work it like Pres ident Wilson was going to There would have been enough lame ducks followed his example that we would now be seeing what plans the democrats had As it is now we have two more months of loggerheading ami an extra session of congress I would even leave em now und say Boys it looks easy maybe you can fix everything before March Fourth The democrats would have to dig tip some schemes mighty fust Mr Hoover would come out sitting mighty pretty There wouldnt be n republican on the Potomac to lay anythingon to us it is now tliis is just a grudge con gress where can we lay the blame congress Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1032 McNauaM Syndicate House Busy on Philippines Bill Agriculture Act Schafer of Wisconsin Makes Charge That There Is No Democrat Program WASHINGTON Dec 20 Again today the house held a monop oly on congressional activity busy ing itself with the agriculture de partment appropriations and Philip pine independence while tho senate continued Christmas holidays The final debate on the agricid uro money bill afforded rcbubli cans an opportunity to assail the democratic conduct of affairs Rep resentative Schafer R lead ing off with the charge that there no democratic program Accepted by Senate Action on the Philippine measure was act for Into in the Iay Tho house needed only to approve the compromise bill already accepted by the senate to put the issue of island freedom up to tho president Representative Knutson of Minne sota ranking republican on the house insular affairs committee said there was much demand for extension of time of debate Delay Final Action If an extension were granted ho added final action might be post poned until tomorrow The view that appropriations for the farm board should bo cut to the lowest figure possible without abolishing it was expressed by Representative Woodrum D Vat chairman of the subcommittee working on the bill which carries funds for this and other federal boards HOUSE LEADERS PLAN TO LET HIM REVISE BUREAUS Garner Rainey Byrns See It as Chance to Balance Budget By CECIL IS D1CKSON WASHINGTON Dec 29 The democratic leadership in the house has tentatively agreed upon i proposal to give PresidentElect Roosevelt broad authority to reor ganize the government to effect economies as a major step toward balancing the federal budget The proposal s to be offered by Chairman Byrns of the appropria tions committee probably as an amendment to the general de ficiency bill late in the present ses sion if it is not put on another sup ply bill by the senate Will Begin Study The presidentelect will begin an intensive study of the governmental structure when he goes to Warm Springs Ga next month Various experts will bo summoned there to supply the information he needs in tackling the job of reorganization The study was planned by Mr Roosevelt before he returned to Al bany from his recent trip to the Georgia health resort At that time he contempted devoting 10 days of his Warm Springs stay to the de partmental study Step Toward Economy Speaker Garner today expressed the hope thnt congress might see the proposal for executive authority as a step toward reducing govern ment expenditures Representative Rainey of riuribis thedemocratic floor leader iaJso is a sponsor of In making known the details of tins plan Representative Byrns said I have given the subject of con solldating and abolishing federal agencies considerable thought nnd t have concluded that congress cun not effect such reorganization Loft to Congress Both Garner and Byrns said thnt congress would have power to pais upon any consolidations made hy the incoming president Congress would have the right in the last analysis to pass upon the presidents budgetary esti mates Byrns said Garner naked whether this pro posul would mean the blocking of the reorganization of more than 50 agencies recommended by Pres ident Hoover under the economy act passed last spring replied necessarily To Survey Situation Rainey said the democrats iiopetl that it will not he necessary to Im pose any irritating taxes and that the house ways and means commit tec would survey the situation next week We cant trust the estimates of the present treasury department 01 to the income of the federal gov ernment Rainey said The republican trcasurv depart ment will have to be cleaned out so we can get Kome reliable informa tion Policy Apparent Byrns said that hy giving Mr Roosevelt blanket authority to place economies in effact the con CURB EXCHANGE Confusion Follows Refusal of Exchange Bank to Quote Rates CAPE TOWN Union of South Af rica Dec from exchange restrictions developed to day into a position of complete stag nation throughout the country as refusal of the reserve bnnk even to quote exchange rates resulted in business in exchange coming to n standstill News of the banks decision spread like wildfire resulting in thousands rushing to postofflccs where long lines of applicants for money orders formed By noon however resort to post offices also became useless as tho issuance of money orders ceased Tnrn to 2 Column II Ram Traces of Snow Predicted for Iowa as Temperatures Slide VJKS MOINES Dec 29 the mercury in Iowa thermomctern dropped a few degrees for some re spite from unscnsonal balmy tem peratures weather forecasters pre dicted unsettled skies with rain and traces of snow All readings in the state were be tween 0 and 13 degrees above nor mal The coldest reading was at 27 at Dos Mnlnes nnd the warmest was nt Kcokuk Traces of snow were recorded at Sioux City Ste Wea IOWA WEATHER Unsettled Thursday night nnd Frliliiy Irofmhrv ruin In the central and east portions Frl diiy Warmer In the extreme mutt portion Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette wrather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock rhursdiiy morning Miixlniiim Wednesday 34 Minimum in Night At S A M   

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