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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 16, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                m 1 P North Edited for the Home m P VOL XXXIX THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME l EDITION FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUAEY 16 1933 PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 86 2 Kinds of Democrats Keeping Peace to Be OneofTaskbfor Roosevelt By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I NGTON Jan 16 CPA long can e xG o v e r n o r Roosevelt keep the peace be tween the con servative demo crats who sup ported him for president and the progressives of both major political parties who also sup ported him That question is beginning to loom as a highly interesting problem The fact is something that looks very much like trouble has started already it is mighty hard to avoid thinking of Senator Huey P Longs recent dis agreement with Senator Glass over the Glass banking bill as a first clasis rumpus Have Been Divided To be sure conservative and pro gressive Roosoveltians can be no more bitterly divided than ative and progressive republicans have been for the last decade but the G O P split has notbeen an intraadmimstration split anyway arid the danger that the threat ened Rooseveltian split will be THiii1 IS TO President Hoovers close advisers both within and outside his cabinet all have been safe conservatives there has been an insurrectionary republican element bjit it has been uninfluential at the White house This wag equally true when the late President Coolidge was at the helm and President Harding With Both Roosevelt Is con with representatives of the ituWwgbt jfp la with t men promtnrt in to Psxe 14 ColBmn3 DEATH OF IOWA DOCTOR PROBED Body Found After Fall From Sixteenth Floor of New York Hotel NEW YORK Jan 16 cials here today were investigating the death of Dr Albert V Hennessy 47 of Council Bluffs whoso body was found on the fifth floor roof of a hotel here last night Seeking information concerning the lowa doctors death authorities were attempting to determine whether he jumped or fell from his room on the sixteenth floor The body was found after Mrs Hennessy has notified hotel em ployes that her husband was miss ing Shortly before 11 p m she left the room for a few minutes and re turning found her husband gone and a window open A search disclosed the borty afew minutes later Dr andMrs Hennessy were In New York presumably to visit hia nephew Dr James D Hennessy a member of the staff of the Long Island College hospital in Brooklyn Iowa Election Contest on File in U S House WASHINGTON Jan 16 Among the election contests on file in the clerks office of the house of representatives is that of Lloyd Ellis democrat of the fifth Iowa district against Lloyd Thurston AUNT NET By Robert Quillen I dont mind Pa bein generous an helpin them that need clothes if heJl start on me SEE ROOSEVELT ON FARM RELIEF Scrip Money Issue Considered for Mason City WOULD BE USED AS PAY TO POOR ONCITYPROJECT Use of Two Cent Stamps Proposed to Bring Redemption Mason City may have scrip money of its ownin circulation by the time spring opens so that road work can be done successfully The Chamber Commerce acting upon a sug gestion to its board of directors from Col Hanford MacNlder has appointed a committee to consider the matter This committee E H Wagner chairman has already re solved itself into subcommittees to study various phases of the situa tion The general plan as presented to the Chamber directors by Colonel MacNider would call for the under taking of some piece of public work such as a road which might be a part of the city park boule vard system the use of the great est amount of hand labor possible and the employment on the project of ablebodied unemployed now re ceiving aid from welfare organiza tions private or public and the payment of those s6 working in scrip ShCommittees at Work Just the public project would the Ecrip Issue would take are details to be studiedby the subcommittees Mr Wagaier general chairman stated Monday Of course in a general way we have in mind an issue com bining features of the German Wara and Hawarden scrip Each piece of the scrip probably in dol lar denominations only would con tain possibly 52 dated squares on the back and each one through whose hands it passes will be re quired to put on a twocent stamp Within the year at least the scrip would thus be redeemed witfour cents over on each dollar to pay cost of issuing same The success of the undertaking would depend largely on the general acceptance of it by the business in terests of the city A number of the larger concerns have already as sured the committee of their sup port and as soon as details are per fected by the committee the entire plan will be presented to the busi ness community Of course the plan is frankly inflation of currency confined to our own locality But if we can put to useful work men now receiving aid and givingthe public nothing In return if we can turn over to our selves as citizens and taxpayers some useful public project without coat to city or county if we can stimulate business by the addition of several thousand dollars in rap idly circulating currency and can do these things with each individu al contributing say two cents as n dollar passes through his hands we believe it will be worth the effort Are Making Study At any rate we are entering im mediately upon an intensive study of the problems involved The personnel of the full commit tee appointed by President Webster of the Chamber is Mr Wagner chairman and Garfield E Breese Jay E Decker F J Hanlon F E Johnson Colonel MacNider Shad rach Morgan Dr H F Pool J A Van Ness B C Way The subcom mittees are as follows Form and character of scrip issue Mr Han lon Mr Way and Mr Johnson pro jects to be undertaken Colonel MacNider Dr Pool and Mr Breese Underwriting and flotation of scrip issue Mr Decker Mr Morgan Mr Van Ness with Charles H Bar ber of the Retail Merchants associa tion ex officio Lester Milligan secretary of the chamber is also a member of all of the committees MacNIDER EXPLAINS IT In explanation of the aboveac tion of the Chamber of Commerce Colonel MacNiders idea is not to promote any single or special com munity improvement but rather to provide not only for the quickening of the commercial life of the com munity and the employment of every deserving able bodied man looking for work but also to pro mote the use of Mason City Cerro Gordo county made products which would of course be given an immed iate and substantial advantage over Tnm 2 Column CITES KELLOGG PACT The Rev T F Uutledge Bealo of St Paul a British subject seeking naturalization cited the KelloggBriand pact in vowing he would bear arms only in accord ance with its terms He will get another hearing Associated Press photo Japan Accuses USof Sending Italian SoldierIs Slam on Trip Through Chinese Battle Zone By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The United States was accused in Tokios newspapers of furnishing money arms and ammunition to China for use against Japanese forces Ambassador Joseph C Grew emphatically denied all charges An official Japanese war office statement said Americans were furnishing the Chinese airplanes and motor cars described as arms An Italian soldier was shot and killed by Chinese in the Shanhaik wan battle zone Italian authorities said he had been guaranteed safe passage and Rome was expected to demand satisfaction from the Chi nese nationalist government Expect Counter Attack Japanese airplanes bombed and heavily damaged a Chinese head quarters in Kailu Jehol and a Chi nese counter attack on TunglJao was anticipated Japanese and Chinese military concentrations continued through out eastern Jehol as the former pre pared for their campaign to annex that province to Manchukuo Japanese leaders feared they act ed too late In attempting to isolate China proper from Jehol by clos ing passes In the great wall of China Skirmishes Reported Skirmishes between Chinese and Manchukuo troops under Japanese Turn lo Pflcfi 2 Colnmn 1 HINCH WATCHES JUDGE IMPANEL 7 GRAND JURORS His Case Among Those Jury Will Decide on This Term Paul Hiuch held in jail since Jan 7 under tlie charge of first degree murder in connection with the death of his wife on Dec 29 Monday morning watched Judge Joseph J Clark impanel the grand jury which was to consider the case against him He and his attorney Garfield Breese sat eyeing the jurors one by one as their names were drawn by Clerk S H MacPeak It was evident that both jurors and those in attendance at the im paneling ceremony realized the out standing work of the present grand jury would be the consideration of the case in which the Cartersville man is charged with murdering his wife while they were riding in an automobile in the southern part of the county On Grand Jury The grand jury Is as follows C H Barber 218 Tenth street north west foreman F A Blsbee Lime Green G E Frost Clear Lake James Dougherty J1 I Iritobie C5ear3fakg otderi gaird Grimes Sid C F Siedel Lincoln The grand jurors were questioned by County Attorney M L Mason as to qualifications while Mr Breese waived examination of the jurors Others Before Jury Others who waived to the grand jury or who were held to the jury by lower courts include James Ses sions and Charles M MeConnell charged with driving wile intoxi cated George Morris and Mike Evenoff chargA with illegal pos session Sam Slderas held on the charge of bootlegging and main trning a quor nuisance and An drew Meyers who waived Monday in police court on the charge of illegal possession 1 The county attorney announced Mary Gearhart would be clerk of the grand jury and H A Layman bailiff The jurors started their de liberations immediately The petit jurors arrived at oclock Monday afternoon for the trial of law cases this week Brookhart Back to His Work at Capitol WASHINGTAN Jan 16 Senator Brookhart of Iowa who has been ill for weeks today attended the meeting of the joint congression al committee on veterans affairs of which he is a member as his first participation in the short session I am feeling pretty good he said but the hospital has not yet dis charged me Grandchild of Soldier in Revolution Is Dead Here Blake on Sidewalks ofN Y Sheppards Talk on Dry Law Put Off Long Filibusters on 13th Anniversary of Prohibition WASHINGTON Jan 16 Refusing to yield the floor for a previously announced speech on pro hibition and preventing on agree ment to vote tomorrow on the Phil ippine veto Senator Long demo crat La today began the fifth day of the senate filibuster against the Glass banking bill Senator Long having the floor by prior right when the senate recon vened declined to give it up to Sen ator Sheppard democrat for his customary annual address on time to commem orate the thirteenth anniversary of the eighteenth amendment If the senator will withhold that speech until the end of the week Long said he can deliver his re marks over the death of prohibi tion Sheppard Cant Agree Of course I cannot agree to that Sheppard returned with a smile Senators McNary the assistant republican leader and Robinson democratic chieftain tried to 134 yirg reKtils t tweefeJxn thtitjJT would yield for but i question Robinson succeeded however in proposing an unanimous consent agreement to vote on the Philippine independence veto at the outset of tomorrows session but Long ob jected He indicated he might yield for speeches on the Philippine bill but no other measures Predicts Passage Senator Tydings D an nounced that a complete poll of its membership showed more than enough to pass the Philippine in dependence bill over President Hoovers veto Secretary Mills after a conference with President Hoover at which he said national financial matters were discussed told newspapermen Mr Hoover might make a public state ment on this matter or dispatch n special message to congress within the next 24 hours Delay met the CollierBlaine bill to legalize beer and wine as the senate judiciary committee put off its decision until next Monday No Hawaiian Bill Chairman Bingham of the senate insular affairs committee announced that Hawaii need have no fear this session of legislation reorganizing its government Proposals to that effect that have been pending ever since the Massle assault and murder case stirred this country a year ago The decision followed testimony to show that Hawaii is reorganizing its own criminal procedure Testimony continued before com mittees studying veterans expendi tures and the countrys unemploy ment relief needs 31 MEN FACING FEDERAL TRIAL FORCONSPIRACY Detectives Dry Agents Deputy U S Marshal Are Suspended DAVENPORT Jan 16 Thirtyone men are facing federal prosecution in a vast liquor conspir acy case centering in Davenport in cluding two city police detectives two suspended prohibition agents a deputy United States marshal and alleged leaders and smaller fry of a widespread bootleg organization operating in Iowa and western Illi nois Among those for whom federal authorities have warrants some al ready in custody are W C Cooper Des Moines former Davenport prohibition agent sus pended last year Tom Avery Ce dar Rapids former Davenport pro hibition agentsuspended last year Harry Brown deputy U S marshal at Davenport suspended today Po lice Detective Jack Klnney suspend ed today Police Detective William Schwinden suspended today O Mrs Boothroyd in Health Since Stroke 11 Years Ago Mrs John BoothroyJ 80 grand a para daughter of a soldier of the Amer ican revolution died at her home 721 Delaware avenue northeast Saturday night Although ill only three weeks she had been in poor health since she suffered lytlc stroke 11 years ago Mrs Boothroyd was the daugh ter of MaryAndrew Nichols Ham mett whose grave in the cemetery at Rock Falls was marked a few years ago by the Mason City chap ter of the D A R because she was an actual daughter of the war Her father Adams Nichols served in the army during the struggle Born In Kentucky Mrs Boothroyd born in Hardin county Ky June 10 1852 spent her childhood among the stirring scenes of the Civil war At the close of the conflict she came north with her parents on a Mississippi packet loaded with returning Union soldiers The family settled in Wis consin In 1875 she and Mr Boothroyd were married and established a home at Racine WIs later living in Janesville and Baraboo In 1885 the family moved to a farm near Rock Falls They moved to Mason City In 1898 and after a few years established their home at the resi dence in which Mrs Boothroyd lived until the time of her death Funeral On Tuesday Funeral services will be held at the Randall funeral home at 2 oclock Tuesday afternoon with William H Spence pastor of ths First M E church in charge A short service will also be held In thj Rock Falls church at oclock Burial will be at Rock Falls Surviving Mrs Boothroyd are four children Mrs E G Cool Des Moines Ralph H Boothroyd Moor head Minn Mrs Arthur Brogue and Herbert L Boothroyd both of Mason City and 12 grandchildren Two children John A and Edna St Elmo and her husband preceded her In death Mra Boothroyd was a member of the First M E church and of the local chapter of the D A B HOGS SOLD FOR 3 CENTS EACH 400 Attend Foreclosure on Sheffield Farm Take Up Collection SHEFFIELD Jan 16 Prices brought by mortgage foreclosure sale on the Gus Witt farm seven miles southeast of Sheffield this afternoon to 50 cents each to 50 cents each cents each for 25 cents cents Four hundred persons attended the sale A collection was taken up whic more than made the amount of the total sale The sale was con ducted by Sheriff Fred Schweiger of Hampton and his deputy Lee Lemke was clerk Body of Miner Found BOONE Jan 16 Heaps a coal miner was killed early to day when struck by a Northwestern train just west of Boone The body found by another miner at a m Officials are conducting an Investigation Ico also reported to be a power liquor organization Waiter Wlese reputed to be a former leader whose power has waned I G Lurches re ported aide to Talarico The first step was the indtetmcnl of 40 TrlCity men by the federal grand jury in Peoria last November after an Investigation of several months At the IT S marshals office it was stated that Avery appeared and furnished bonds in Des Moines Sat urday and that Cooper was to give similar security today In suspending Brown Marshal Hird said that if his deputy estab lished Innocence he would be rein stated Tip From Rivals The investigation of the alleged ring which Jed to the indictments and arrests is understood to have come because another group of bootleggers resented the increase in scope and power of the organiza tion said to have centered at the Western Beverage company here of which Mike Talarico was pro prietor It is claimed that the Davenport leaders were blamed by others for the seizure by federal agents of a huge still near Sabula where there was dissension over the sharing of profits Find Black Book As a direct result this Incident it Is said Information was given government officials by which they could raid a storage place here Thin led to the finding it is claimed a black book the ledger in which it Is alleged Talarico had kept a record of his business running to tho surprising total of 5500000 In five This raid which was made with out the knowledge of Agents Coop er and Avery marked the begin ning of the governments farflung Investigation From the ledger the special department of Justice off cers are said to have drawn their leads and photostatlo copies of various pages were later used ex tensively Hunt Des Moines Boy Who Disappeared on His Way to School MOINES Jan 16 Po lice here have been asked to search for James Skibbe 15 who disap peared Jan 4 while on his way to school The boy sent cards to his mother Mrs Vila McKeehan from Chariton Jan 6 and from Galesburg 111 Jan 9 His last card asked her to forward his mail to Little Rock Ark A check by police there how ever failed to reveal his presence It Is believed he might have gone to visit hia father J C Sklhbe who lives either in Chicago or Chicago Heights 11 Hunt Crystal Gazer COUNCIL BLUFFS Jan 16 were searching for a crys tal gazer who had disappeared with paid to him by clients Song Writer Goes Broke at Age of 70 Author of Words Used iti Campaign Four Years Ago NEW YORK Jan 16 irony that is sometimes life has put James W Blake at the age of 70 on the sidewalks of New York he immortalized Hardly more than four years ago a great political party rallied to the song in a campaign to elect as president a man who had risen to high place from those same side walks Long before that Lofi Gilson had introduced it from a bowery stage and it swept the land East side west side All around the town James W Blake who wrote those words tfpenthis last penny yesterday and turned where else was there forhim to the side walks of his song The tots sing ring around Rosie London bridge is falling down Well they did when Jimmj Blake Shoe clerk set dovyn hi Theres not so much ring aroun Rbsie now somehow the kids Ilk cops and robbers better An they do not sing as they used to Boys and girls together Me and Mamie ORourke Mamie is dead She was real jus as were Little Jimmy Crowe am Jakey Krause the baker who al ways had the dough and Prett Nellie Shannon with a dude as Ugh as cork They are dead too Only the song lives on anthem of i metropolis theme song to a presi dential candidate It was a year ago that Blake los Ills job as salesman Since then I has been bitter going His last coins were spent yesterday for coffee foi himself his blind brother and his 74 year old sister They would part with all theyvo got Could they but once more walk Jimmy Blake wrote it and with the late Charles B Lawlor who pro vided the melody he divided the for which the song was sold Money gone Blake could stil smile today To think he aaid That I found ed the Elephants an organization which made only one demand upon its members arid that was that they smile A line of the song camo back Things have changed since thoso times Some are up in G Maybe H few But not Jimmy Blake Perhaps things will be better now His case is in the hands of char itable groups and friends who have waltzed to the lilt of the Lawlor Blake song wont forget especially thoso who Tripped the light fantastic Ooonn the sidewalks of New York SENATOR SMITH GOES Tflll TO LEARN HIS VIEWS Committee May Exclude Dairy Products From Senate Bill BULLETIN WASHINGTON Jan 16 Legislation making available for 3933 crop pro duction loans was passed today ly the house It now returns to the Donate for action on amend ments WASHINGTON Jon 16 Sentiment for restricting the appli cation of the domestic allotment plan to such commodities as have in exportable surplus sprang up today in the senate agriculture com mlttee Such action would exclude pea nuts and dairy products from the scope of the measure While this view was being ex pressed by some members of tho committee Chairman McNary said others felt that the provisions of the bill should be put into effect on two and determine its feasibility before trying it out on theother five commodities now embraced bv it Leave for New York With sentiment In the committee divided Senator Smith of South Carolina the ranking democrat set out for New York to consult with Presidentelect Roosevelt and bring the pf CAR PLUNGES IN RIVER 3 DROWN Fourth Missing Believed to Have Been Carried Away by Current MINNEAPOLIS Jan 16 Three men drowned early today when their car plunged from an embankment and crashed through two Inches of ice on the Mississippi river Th deead are Walter Fillmore 38 owner of the car Irving Johnson 35 and Robert Meehan 22 all of St Paul A fourth man Ernest Lind 24 driver of the car Is missing be lieved by police to have been car ried away by the current under the ice while a fifth occupant of the machine Gilbert Olson of St Paul is in a hospital suffering from shock Olson told police he was thrown from the car as it bounced down the 12 foot embankment He said the car left the road when the driv er gave the wheel a twitch as the machine was leaving a bridge aj consideration of the measure to morrow Tho hand of Mr Roosevelt Ire como evident also in a farm relief move In the house a bill was being drafted by farm leaders and asso ciates of the Presidentelect de signed to relieve the farm mortgage situation Lower Interest Rate Chairman Steagall of the house banking committee pians to intro duce the farm mortgage meas ire and start hearings on it and a mea sure to expand the currency about the middle of the week The mort gage bill Is designed to provide a lower rate of interest and direct aid to prevent foreclosures It would set up a national farm Mortgage Finance corporation with 1400000000 for loons to farmers through the Federal Reserve bank system Ihe details of a second bill re main to be worked out but Its gen eral provisions will Include the au polntment oif debt conciliation com missioners by judges of the United States district courts These com missioners woulf1 occupy a Bat us comparable to referees in bank ruptcy Members o Board Representatives of the American Farm Bureau federation the na tional grange and other farm groups drew up ths bill with the counsel of Henry Morgenthau Jr New York state conservation com missioner and an advisor of Presi dentElect Roosevelt The mortgage corporation direc torate would be members of the present farm loan board A provision farm faid they would insist upon is that ths Interest rate shall not exceed Lve per cent The loans would be made on the basis of the current valuation of land SKf IOWA WEATHER Light snow and much colder with a moderate cold wave in east and south portion Monday night Tuesday mostly cloudy colder In extreme east portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 47 Minimum In Night 3S At 8 A M Monday 35 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Slaximum Saturday 32 Minimum in Night 30 The thin blanket of snow which for a couple days gave North Iowa a wintery appearance disappeared in a hurry Sunday under the influ ence a warm sun which sent the mercury 15 degrees above the freez ing   

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