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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 20, 1933, Mason City, Iowa North Edited for the Home HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT RtAKES AIJE NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXIX FIVK CENTS A COPX ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 20 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 91 GRANT BRITAIN PARLEY ON DEBTS Glass Bank Bill Fight Queer Groups Line Up Together in Opposition By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON Jan 20 CPA avowed purpose of the tank ing bill of Senator Carter Glass of Virginia is to take the risk out of banking from the customers stand point The oppo sition to it is based on the claim that it will concentrate the banking business in a lew hands quickly trans forming it into a p r o d u ction of 3 chain retailing of certain facili ties Spec ifically the plan permits national banks to operate branches within a 50 mile radius of their respec tive main estab lishments p r o vlded branch banking is not prohibited under the laws of the states in which they would thus be situated The obvious idea is to insure each community with a strongly backed institution such as the proportions of its local branchs parent concern presumably would guarantee Absorb Existing Banks It is provided however that no branch shall be permitted to enter a territory where a bank already exists unless it absorbs the existing bank The bill also prohibits banks which are members of the Federal Reserve system from engaging in Iowa Senate Passes Emergency Bank Act Carter Glass security dealing distribution and underwriting or divorces them from the affiliated concerns through which they hitherto have conducted such transactions Finally a 125 million appropria tion Is made to which Federal Re tlriKrve and member banks are to add Turn to Page Column 3 FOURDEAlON BRITISH VESSEL Freighter Sends S 0 S as It Battles Heavy Seas on Atlantic NEW YORK Jan 20 British freighter Exeter City battled heavy Atlantic seas today in a storm that cost the lives of her master third officer and two members of the crew damaged her consider ably and caused her to flash an S O S in the eariy dawn The loss of life was reported in a radiogram by Captain Giles C Stedman master of the liner Ameri can Merchant which reached the stricken freighter after a dash of 15 miles that because of the weather required three hours Capt Stedman reporting his ship 1575 miles east of Ambrose light ship gave the following description of the plight of the Exeter City Bridge chartroom foreport bridge deck and saloon accommo dations carried away Master third officer apprentice and seaman lost No 2 hatch stove in Water also believed in No 3 baton Rigged up emergency steering gear Des Moines Studies Scrip Money Issue DBS MOINES Jan 20 project to circulate 100000 in scrip money here for unemployment relief was outlined by L EStone chairman of Mayor Lewis relief committee NEWINCOMETAX BILL PRESENTED BY 4 SENATORS Ostby Proposes Measure for State License on Chain Stores DES MOINES Jan 20 senate today passed the bill author izing the state banking superinten dent to operate any bank under his supervision without placing it in receivership The measure was adopted by a vote of 47 to 0 hi an open session after the senate had spent nearly three hours considering the meas ure in an executive meeting Senator H L Invin chairman of the banking committee introduced the motion to suspend the rules to place the bill on final passage The bill now goes over to the house which likewise plans to rush con sideration of it This afternoon both houses met in joint session to hear Francis J Clair outline his plan of farm relief Economy Bills Delayed Farm relief and economy mea sures took back seats In the gen eral assembly as both the senate and the house turned the spotlight on proposals for new methods of taxation Four senators stood behind a new bill filed today recommending pas sage of an income tax with lower exemptions than the one which was thecenter of the legislative battle at the close of the last general session The bill was introduced by Sen ator Homer Hush O P Myers Fred Nelson and George Patterson License Chain Stores Chain stores would have to be licensed for operation in Iowa un der a measure proposed by Repre sentative Paul D Ostby of Ken sett In the house The bill provides for varying amounts of licenses on chain stores based on the number operating with all funds so col lected to be turned into the state treasurer to be used for high school tuition Proponents of the income tax bill estimated that the collections would be close to 58000000 a year and stressed the point that the in come tax would act as a direct re placement tax with the state mill age levy being annulled Funds from the income tax would be used to operate the state government and any money left over would be divided among the state schools Reluctant to Start Members of both houses were re luctant to start consideration of economy measures which featured yesterdays session saying that they felt more progress could be made if a fresh start was delayed until Monday Meanwhile the econ omy bills were on the calendar for early consideration The income tax act provides for a tax of 3 per cent on the income of corporations or 1 per cent more than the amount specified in the house bill of two years ago is Use of Marginal Lands for Growing Game Crop Urged Farm Bureau to J N Darling R K Bliss DES MOINES Jan 20 ployment of marginal lands forced out of production by legislation or economic necessity for growing a game crop was discussed today by J N Darling of Des Moines in an address before the Iowa Farm Bu reau federation Darling explained the plan of the Iowa Fish and Game commission now in the experimental stage un der which the commission stock farm lands and allow will each farmer to sell the increment from thb stock to hunters The day of native land and na tive game stock is past he de clared and the commission be lieves that the farmer is entitled to some return from the hunters who use his land They offer this suggestion to farmers as a source AUNT HET By Robert Quillen amended by the senate committee The worst thing about everday is that you get used to it and miss that nice respectable feelin folks have after a Saturday bath For Individuals the rate would be as follows One per cent on the first of net taxable income 2 per cent on the second 3 per cent on the third 4 per cent on the fourth 5 per cent on the fifth 6 per cent on the sixth and seventh 7 per cent on the eighthninth and tenth 8 per cent on the eleventh twelfth and thirteenth 9 per cent on the fourteenth fifteenth and six teenth and 10 per cent on all taxable income in excess of Single Exemption Exemptions would be on the basis of a year for single persons plus for each dependent for married persona plus for each dependant An 18 month mortgage mora torium was proposed by Senator E J Wenner Waterloo His bill would provide that the defendant in a foreclosure action would not be required to answer until 18 months after the notice of suit had been served on the first Hen holder At present a defendant must en swer on the second day after the beginning of the term for which notice has been given The practical effect of the bill Wenner believes would be to delay mortgage foreclosure action and the removal of the farmer from the property Among other bills introduced 1 Column 1 of income from a game crop Mortgage Situation Darling also discussed briefly the farm mortgage situation and told the convention I have talked with some of the principal mortgage holders since Governor Herring is sued his proclamation regarding the withholding of action on foreclos ures and found the moral effect quite general Agricultural credit councils working In every county in the state are having a markedly good effect on the situation he added The mere existence of these coun cils even where they take no ac tion to of the mortgage holder and mortgagdr has proved helpful in easing the situation Darlingaaid Extension Service Plans R K Bliss of Ames director of the agricultural extension service of Iowa State college in a brief address outlined the plans for ex tending work of the service par dollar spent during the coming year Even though curtailment of ex penditures may prove an obstacle it is the aim of the extension serv ice realizing that and farm homes are more u need of advice and assistance than ever before to give the utmost possible Bliss said Officers of the Farm Bureau re ported today that attendance at this years convention exceeded that of last year Registrations totaled 1500 with many reported to be at tending without the formality of registering Adopt Womens Goal Last nights pageant of Farm Bureau work and achievements was attended by a crowd estimated at 2000 persons At a special meeting today Farm Bureau women adopted the wom ens goal for 1933 a plan for co ordinating and further work of the Farm Bureau In the home during the coming year Alms for the year include study of taxation econom ics and law enforcement develop ment of Farm Bureau activities in unorganized townships promote boys and girls 4H club activities and to work in cooperation with all other organizations in the de velopment of mutual interest in Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Jan is how this two head ed president thing works out We have a president thats in but has no authority A presi dent thats out but has no au thority A senate thats in but has no leader a house thats in touts been voted out A budget that both sides are afraid to try to balance debts that are owed us that will never be paid debts that we owe which we keep adding to We are sore at Japan because they took Manchuria Sore at the world because they wont disarm In fact we are just sore at ourselves becausewe muddled everything up And in the midst of it all we tell the Philippines what constitutes liberty Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1B33 McNausht Syndicate Blaze Destroys Robinson Estate Building at Lake Burning Cinders Carried to Other Structures When Landmark Burns CLEAR LAKE Jan Friday afternoon destroyed the large building between Third and Fourth streets on North street owned by the Mrs Ella Robinson estate The loss was estimated at about 53000 Burning cinders were carried for several blocks from the structure which burned rapidly and many persons stood on top of garages dwelling houses and Business houses to extinguish small fires which re sulted from the flying embers A small blaze at the A B Phillips hospital a half block away was extinguished before much damage was done The flames in the building erect ed many years ago were discovered about 1 oclock They had made rapid headway however and fire men devoted most of their efforts to saving nearby structures The landmark was burned to the ground in about half an hour The origin of the blaze Is unknown George B Robinson many years ago operated a livery business in the building In recent years it CONGRESS PUTS MAIN ATTENTION ON FARM BILLS Senate Rejects Reduction of Funds in Crop Loan Act WASHINGTON Jan 20 senate today disagreed to house amendments reducing by funds made available in the crop production loan bill Conferees wera named to adjust that difference with representatives of the house Vice President Curtis appointed as conferees Chairman McNary R of the agriculture commit tee Senator Frazier R N and Senator Smith D S sponsor of the bill in the senate As the senate passed the measure it provided that all unexpended bal ances from the crop production loan funds aumtnlstered last year through the Reconstruction corpor ation be made available lor 1933 This amounted to The house Hmited the amount to 000000 To Stay Foreclosures A bill to stay farm foreclosure proceedings while attempts are be ing made to settle or extend th debt was introduced in the senat by Robinson of Arkansas the dem ocratic leader It waa the first of series of measures agreed upon by Jarm organizations to help the debt burdened farmer SCORES DEFAULTERS WASHINGTON President Hoover elect Roosevelt In SENATOR ARTHUR ROBINSON Roosevelt Bound South for Visit at Muscle Shoals Will Inspect Nitrate Plant Discusses Cabinet With Walsh Glass community state and national wel fare Adopt Resolutions had been used for ice although no the storage of ice had been placed in it this year F P Walker of the First Na tional bank of Clear Lake is ad ministrator of the Robinson estate He said he had twice been noti fied that the structure had been broken into and each time had the openings boarded up A padlock was also placed on the building Congressional action was com pleted today on a bill to turn oveV 350000 bales of farm board cotton to the Red Cross to provide cloth ing for the needy The last legislative obstacle was passed when the senate agreed to minor amendments made by the house Boosevelt for Haste Senator McNary of Oregon told newspapermen after a conference with PresidentElect Roosevelt that the incoming president urged him to expedite the domestic allotment farm relief bill now before his com mittee The Oregon senator said Mr Roosevelt stated he hoped the sen ate committee would report the bill In some form and send it to the white house whatever might be its fate Mr Roosevelt said he felt the hearings before the committees and the discussions on the floor would be extremely helpful at the sup posed special session of congress McNary added Favors Including All Mr Roosevelt said that during the campaign ho favored the Inclu sion of wheat cotton hogs and to bacco and was still of the same opinion but that he would rather have fewer commodities than no bill at all and would submit to the will of the congress The house approved an amend ment to the war department supply bill that would stop retirement pay to all former army officers whose Incomes are more than a year The building was long a half block The Iowa federation prepared today to apodt resolutions on the farm mortgage situation and relief for agriculture as the final business of its fourteenth annual convention The resolutions adopted by the voting directors and submitted on the convention floor urged that temporary and permanent action be taken by public officials to farm mortgage foreclosures halt and prevent dispossession of farm fam ilies Agriculture is still our basic industry the preamble to the reso lutions said Buying power must speedily be restored to the farmer The wheels of industry will then be gin to turn labor will be employed and prosperity will be attained Herring Proclamation The delegates and members of the organization were cheered by news that Gov Clyde Herring had issued a proclamation asking that farm foreclosure actions be with held pending enactment of perma nent relief legislation President Charles E Hearst expressed the hope that during this period of cessation of foreclosures means may be found to correct the diffi culties now facing us on the mort gage question Restoration of the purchasing power of the farm dollar and rec fTurn to Tfst 2 Column 6 Albright Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail on Burglary Charge A Albright Clear Lake was sen tenced to 30 days in jail by Justice M C Coughlon Thursday afternoon on a charge of larceny Albright arrested or Investiga tion in connection with the burglary of the Sondrol company store at Clear Lake Jan 1 was released and shadowed by officers who rearrest ed him after he took some articles from a local Montgomery War3 store Sheriff J M Robertson re counted Elza A Simon Walt Ringenberg and Chris Thronson all of Clear Lake also arrested in connection with the Sondrol robbery have been charged with breaking and enter ing Airmail Flyer Killed When Plane Crashes MARIETTA Ga Jan 20 fiV Glenn T Fields flying the airmail from St Louis and Chicago to At lanta was killed today when his plane crashed into Little Kennesaw Mountain near here VOTE TO DELAY TAX PROPOSALS Democrats Win Decision in House Ways and Means Committee WASHINGTON Jan 20 Democrats overrode republicans on the house ways and means com mittee and voted against all pro posals for passing tax legislation at the short session Representative Ralney the demo cratic floor leader said We dont know what we need to balance the budget until the March 15 income tax payments come in nor do we know what economies may be ef fected this session It would be unthinkable to im pose additional taxes in advance o more exact information As soon as we knew officially whether there is to be an extra ses slon we can determine what todi regarding taxes including sucl questions as the gasoline tax Representative Tread way R Mass criticized the democratl leadership for not Immediate tackling the budget problem WASHINGTON Jan 20 resldentElect Roonpvelt Washington toda Muscle Shoals Ala where h will inspect the huge war time power and nitrate plant Six senators and four represen atives along with Frank R Mc lnch vice chairman of the power commission accompanied Mr Roosevelt The senators were Bankhead and Black of Albama Dill of Waahlng on Hull and McKellar of Ten nessee all democrats and Norrls epubllcan of Nebraska leading advocate of government operation if the Muscle Shoals plant Davis in Party The representatives were All good Almon and Hill of Alabama nd McReynolds of Tennessee all emocrats Governors McAllister of Tennes lee and Miller of Alabama will ioard the Roosevelt train at Shef ield Ala Others in the party included Nor man H Davis former undcrsecre ary of state Swager Sherley rjrominently mentioned for secre ary of the treasury and Frank P Valsh chairman of the New York iort authority Joined by Daughter A few minutes before the Roose velt train left Mrs Anna Roosj vclt Dall daughter of the presi dentelect arriied on another train Tom New York and left with her father Appointments to the cabinet were discussed by PresidentElect Roosevelt today with Senators Walsh of Montana and Glassof Virginia both regarded In some quarters as likely to be given place hut none of the conferees would give an Inkling of what was de cided Hits French Default as Ingratitude Robinson of Indiana in Favor of Bill of Punishment WASHINGTON Jan 20 France was labeled a thorough in gratc In the senate today by Sen ator Arthur Robinson R in an address criticizing that nations war debts payment default and ex pressing opposition to any cancella tion or reduction Robinson chairman of the judi ciary subcommittee considering the bill of Senator Johnson R CalJ which would prohibit flotation In this country of defaulting nations securities approved that measure and urged Its enactment The republic of France he said is entitled to no consideration from us If she would think more of peace less of war cut down her enormous armaments and exhibit the strength of character nations are expected to situation possess she could pay her honest obligations to the American people and never miss thfc money involved Has Withdrawn Gold Furthermore throughout the last year she has continuously done verythingpossible to embarass this ountry economically in fact her withdrawals of gold from America it one time were so barefaced as to e positively unfriendly It is a tragic thing to see Trance who has received so much from the United States and the American people turn into the borough Ingrate she has come to be Her policy is undoubtedly ruin ous and if she continues along the route she is now pursuing she wil find af no distant future date tha she is without irlenJs when sh ROOSEVELT AND HOOVER AGREE TO DISCUSSIONS Stimson to Arrange for Meet After Change of Administrations Jan 20 and President todays white house conference agreed upon a dis cussion of war debts with represen tatives of Great Britain to take place early in March after the change of administrations In a statement Issued at the white house following the hour and a half meeting in the red room it was said the official talks with Great Britain would include also the economic problems of the world and ways and means for improving the world Secretary Stimson was instructed immediately to initiate negotiations with Great Britain arranging for the projected conference Makes No Statement Mr Roosevelt made no statement when the white house session was ver but let it be known that be ilanned to do so after leaving the ity The white house statement fol needs thenajnoat1 ows in full The conference between the prcs dent and the presidentelect this morning was attended by Secre aries Stimson and Mills and Messrs Gorman Davis and Moley The discussions were devoted mainly to a canvass of the foreign situation and the following state ment covering the procedure to be 3 Slickers Swindle Mrs Bessie Deutsch With Glass Jewels CHICAGO Jan 20 A story of three strangers Stranger No 1 showed Mrs Bes sie Deutsch the jewels No 2 said he wished he owned them No 3 commented that they were good Now 1 2 and 3 are enjoying the Mrs Deutsch paid them for the rench debt payment waiS only a fraction of her national income and per haps not more than 7 per cent of the amount she spends annually for armaments Saved Her Life Observing that America saved her life and then furnished the money for her economic rehabilita tion Robinson said in the most flagrant manner France had re pudiated that obligation and added A man who refuses to pay his honest debts is without standing esteem or respect in the commun ity France and other defaulters have placed themselves in this cat egory in world opinion Nations may default in payment of their honest debts to the United States if they insist in doing so but the American people will go on their way refusing to permit either reduction or cancellation proudly conscious of the fact that they are undertaking to set no standard of honor and decency by which they themselves are not willing to be judged followed wae agreed diamonds that turned glass out to be Negro Held in Gary Confesses Slaying in Brawl at Sioux City GARY Ind Jan 20 James Negro arrested for stealing a dress confessed to shooting an other Negro to death in Sioux City Detective John Bolden said today Bolden said James did not know the name of his victim The killing climaxed a brawl several years ago Officials describe Bolden as their ace Negro investigator STORMS BLOWN BY FREAK WINDS Western States Have Heavy Snow Trace Falls in California By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Freakish mldwestern winds which brought torrential rains and bllz zards together with property dam age to scattered parts of the na tion had died down Friday but the devastating effects remained Idaho and other western states presented scenes of snowdrifts that piled as high as six feet while southern California checked the lavoc wrought by a drenching downpour of rain accompanied by a gale that endangered lives and shipping Rather than face the storm at anchor in the harbor two battle ships and a destroyer put out to sea from San Pedro Los Angeles measured 307 Inch es of rain of which half an inch fell in 12 minutes Snow fell early Friday in the citrus fruit sections of Riverside and San Bernardino Cal But the crop loss was expected to be small as It melted as It hit the ground Evangelist Aimee on Tour Around World SAN PEDRO Cal Jan 20 Evangelist Aimee Semple McPher son Hutton began a world tour last night when she sailed for Naples aboard the Italian motor ship Fella The ships departure was dclayei more than four hours by storm weather UMi6MDitho debts Incoming administration wlllbe glad to receive their repre sentative early In March for this purpose It is of course necessary to discuss at the same time the world economic problems in which the United States and Great Britain t are mutually Interested and there fore that representatives should al so be sent to discuss ways and means for Improving the world situation It was settled that these ar rangements will be taken up by the secretary of state with the British government For Britain Alone In diplomatic quarters note was taken immediately that the state ment referred to Great Britain alone At the very time that It was Issued blasts against the French default of its Dec 15 debt Installment to this country were being sound ed In the senate Senator Robinson R Ind had set It off in a scathing speech in which he termed France a thor ough ingrate He was Joined by senators prominent in both par ties The White House statement was reviewed in detail by the president Stimson and Mills in the executive offices before it was given out by one of the chief executives secre taries Favorable Reaction Great Britain met Its Dec 15 installment thereby causing a favorable reaction here Prior to doing so however the British em phasized In strong language that the payment was considered there the last to be made under existing arrangements The president and presidentelect did not skip entirely over the Sino Japanese situation In their discus sion although talk of this problem was eald to have been incidental Mr Roosevelt was represented as eelingr that an accord between the utgolng and incoming admlnlstra lons on the sustaining of American reaties had produced a healthy ef ect in that part of the world the Turn to Foge Column T IOWA WEATHER Cloudy rain beginning late Friday or Saturday In central and cast portions warmer In east and control portions Fri day night LOCAL STATISTICS Weather figures for 24 hour per7 lod ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Mnxlmum 39 Minimum In Night 13 At 8 A M 19 Local residents were hoping for a rise In the temperature Friday in order that the layer of ice on the highways would be removed
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