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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 14, 1933, Mason City, Iowa ii ion e ii i i F i North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 113 To the Next Generation Adult Character Is Determined in Childhood IDENTIFY KIDNAPING RACKETEERS This Is the sixth article In a series In which Prof William Fielding Ogburn of the Univer sity of Chicago discusses what he considers the 10 big prob lems facing America The personalities that we have are largely the result of our child hood experiences Whether we are witty poetic dreamy persistent matter of fact dominating easy going easily led nervous or steady is largely deter mined in the early years of our lives These traits usually were thought to be inherited from our fathers and mothers but they are more truly the result of the association with them and also with our play mates and other childhood associates Hence the im portance of ear ly training and education for thi kind and quality of people we shall have in the next generation in our WUAMFOSBIW Sation depends on what we do with the children of today Dangers to Bo Watched The life of the modern child is different from what it was in early times in two respects He grows up in cities and usually in a small fam ily often without any brothers or siaters These are dangers for the man ner of city life is often not good Turn to Page 2 Column 1 Clay Products Company Case in Court LEAGUE REPORT APPROVED BY 19 a A Tuesday Affair Stand GENEVA Feb 14 The com mittee of 19 of the league of nations today approved the draft report of a subcommittee condemning Japan for her Manchuriau policy nnd set a plenary session of the assembly for next Tuesday to ratify the re port Next Tuesdays meeting will be for the presentation of the report and announcement that efforts of the committee of 19 for conciliation had failed Then adjournment will fae taken until Friday when the re port will be discussed Japanese official quarters said their chief delegate at the league of nations Yosuke Metsuoka had tel egraphed to Tokio for final instruc tions regarding withdrawal from the league and it was believed cer tain that the reply would be with draw The contemplated withdrawal according to a Japanese spokesman would be announced publicly in a plenary session of the league assem bly Immediately after the assembly adopts its report concerning the Manchurian situation To Demand Will PEIPING China Feb 14 Ultimatums demanding withdrawal of Chinese troops from Jebol have been prepared for delivery very soon to Chang HsiaoLiang the Chinese commander to the gover nor of Jehol province and to the Nanking goveri ment the Japan ese legation re pealeti to ay It was expected the warning will declare Jehol to be an integral part of Manchukuo snd that the pres ence of Chinese troops there Is cal culated to disturb the peace STOCKHOLDERS IN CLAY WORKS CLAIMING FRAUD They Had Every Chance to Join in New Firm Keeler Claim HISTORY OP CASE ON PAGE 4 The giant National Clay Products company lawsuit bandied about the state and federal courts for six years finally came up for trial Tuesday before Judge T A Beard more in the Cerro Gordo county district court The case one of the largest in re cent North Iowa court histoiy in volves a claim for n he part of Albert F in and 32 other minority stockholders in the old National Clay works against the successor corporation the Na tional Clay Products ompany and F E Keeler former nesd of the brick and tile interests of the cityt Claiming Fraud The claim of these minority stockholders is that Mr Koeler de frauded them of their share in the company by first surreptitiously gaining controlling interest and then using this power to transfer the assets without consideration to a dummy corporation which he organized Mr Keeler and the defendant company on the other hand contend the purchase of stock by Mr Keel er was fairly executed and that at ali times thB minontjr Si ckholders were given an oppor unity to go in to the new concern on ton same ba sis as those in control To Take Three Weeks Attorneys estimated it would take three weeks to try the ease Accounting books files and napers were piled in huge stacks about the tables and floor of the small court room as the of the action got under way with F A Ontjts and F G Dunn as attorneys for the plaintiffs and Clarfiild Brrijce nf Mason City and William Chi cago representing the defendants with Earl Smith attorney for the new Mason City Bride nnd Tile company present owner of the for mer Keeler tile Interests also in the case The first matter to come up as the case opened was an attack on the jurisdiction of the court in the case by the defendants on the grounds the action was filed in the state courts while there was still a case pending in the federal courts Attention then turned to motions to strike parts of the plaintiffs peti tion and other maneuvers trimming the case for the long court battle Ernie Schaaf Dies of K O Blood Clot on Brain Is Fatal After Operation Prime Camera Opponent in Boxing Match Held on Technical Charge STOKY ON SPORTS PAGE JErnlo Schaaf heavyweight boxer who was knocked out by Primo Carnern huge Italian Friday night In the thirteenth round of their scheduled 15 round bout died In a New York hospital Tuesday morning Camera was ordered arrested on a technical charge of slaughter Schaaf was operated oil Mon day for a blood clot on the brain AUNT MET By Robert Quiilen I dont know which made a worse fool out o when that liquor went to his head or when his money did Senate Body Passes Two Relief Bills One for Unemployed and One for Farm Borrowers WASHINGTON Feb 14 Uf Two gigantic relief fo destitute unemployed and the othe for mortgage burdened farmers an small urban home approved today by the senate bank ing committee The action was taken on a reso lution sponsored by Senator Ship stead P L He has introduced a bill whic would consolidate all govcrnmen agencies lending money to farmers Meanwhile another two hour ses sion ofthe senate agriculture com mittee on the domestic allotmen farm relief bill failed to produc any definite decision Farm Loan Legislation authorizing the fed eral land banks to grant loan exten sionsto farmerborrowers virtuall was agreed on today bythe hous banking committee though forma approval has not been vnted Terms of the bill which has bee in preparation for several week would authorize the banks to gran extensions up to five years It als would authorize direct loans t farmers eliminating the require ment that loans be made througl farm loan associations The committee was wlthholdin final judgment on the bill pendin Xurn to rage 2 Column 5 COLOMBIA PERU FORGES BATTLE leport Peruvian Planes to Have Bombed Gunboat at Leticia BOGOTA Colombia Feb 14 a century of peace be iween the countries hostilities rolja ovit today between Colombia and Peruyian f Tthe f rontlei egidn of Leticia As reports arrived here crowds hroaged the streets Down with Peru they shouted Iong live Colombia The police immediately placed 8 uard on the Peruvian legation Alfredo Vasques Cobo command ng the Colombian forces reported hat Peruvian airplanes had bombec the Colombian gunboat Cordoba ying in the Putumayo river In Brazilian Waters The first bomb he reported dropped in Brazilian waters At this joint the frontiers of Brazil Colom jia and Peru arc very close togeth er A Colombian squadron took to the air and after a brief but violent ight the Peruvian force retired the commander said For many weeks Colombia and Peru have been disputing the Letlein erritory It is a small area on the frontier ceded to Colombia by treaty some years ago A group of Peruvians took pos session of the town of Leticia some week ago Colombia protested Thi Peruvian government replied tha civilians only had participated in the incident of Leticia and that the had acted without the approval o the authorities Exchange ot Notes There was an exchange of dip lomatic notes during which the armed forces of both countries con centrated at the frontier in wha was reported to be considerabl strength Colombia sent a river flotilla thousands of miles around thi shoulder of Brazil and up thi Amazon to the scene of the dispute Peru sent troops overland Meantime other South American nations anxious to avoid open hos tilities undertook to arbitrate wit the government of Brazil assuminj a leading role Decide Against Peru Both disputants had presente their cases at Geneva but appar ently Colombia convinced th league of nations authorities tha her treaty rights in Leticia ha been violated At any rate th league reminded Peru of her obliga tions under the various pacts fo preservation of the peace and ac vised that she refrain from hostil ties This precipitated a debate c Geneva and a further exchange t notes Neither these proceeding nor the peace parleys at Rio Janeiro were publicized in muc detail but the last accounts ind cated that things were not goin smoothly COOPERATION NEED OF WORLD CLAIMS HOOVER Presidents Valedictory Given at Dinner of Republican Club By RAYMOND CROWLE1 NEW YORK Feb 14 valedictory of President Hoovers plea for cooper ation by the peoples of the world to restore before the ations today Speaking to 1500 party leaders nd adherents at the Lincoln day nner of the National Republican ub he called for bold and cou ageous action on a united world ront he urged general restoration f the gold standard as a step to escue civilization from a threat of generations of depressed stand rds I say with emphasis he dc larcd that I am not proposing his as a favor to the United states It is the need of the whole vorld The United States is so sit uated that It can protect itself bct er than almost any country on earth Currencies A new proposal to help stabilize he currencies of the world came from the president in a speech fre quently interrupted by applause He suggested that some part of the debt payments due the United States from foreign nations might c set aside temporarily to sta ilize the currencies of the world He said If some sort of international fi nancial action is necessary to en able central banks to cooperate for the purpose of stabilizing curren cies nations should have no hesita tion in joining such an operation DECLARES HOLIDAY Woman Whole Town Government in Oti OTIS Mass Feb 14 Minnie M Webster has been dec ed constable town clerk tow treasurer and tax collector Sh will be the only woman constab in western Massachusetts GOV WILLIAM A COMSTOCK REACH WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON Feb 14 President and Mrs Hoover re turning from the Lincoln day dinner of the National Republi can club In New York reached the national capital at 7 oclock this morning and went immed iately to the white house for breakfast under proper safeguards If some part of the debt payments to us could be set aside from temporary use for this purpose we should not hesitate to do so At the same time the world should endeavor to find a place for silver at least in en larged subsidiary coinage Gold Return Imperative Warning that the return to the gold standard is imperative he said If the major nations will enter he road leading to the early rees ablishment of the gold standard then and then only can the abnor vial barriers to trade the quotas the preferences the discriminatory agreements and tariffs which ex ceed the differences in costs ot pro duction between nations be removed uniform trade privileges among all Tnm to Pnjre 2 Column fi Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Feb had a mutiny on one of her battleships now she Is about to have one on their other one Our navy is out at sea in the Pacific trying to solve what they call problem 14 They better see if they are going to be able to solve problem 13 first Problem 13 is to get the govern ment to give em enough money to have a navy If problem 13 aint solved they better just go to Japan and say we will give you California but you got to take their chamber of commerce and Hollywood That would start Japan to thinking Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1035 McNaiiBht Synillcale Senate Defeats Bill to Abolish Coroner Offic Two Vote Margin AH Tha KHlsMeasureofTax Cut Committee DES MOINES Feb 14 the narrow margin of two votes tl state senate today defeated the ta reduction committee bill to abolis the office of county coroner The measure which would tran fer the duties of the coroner to th sheriff was under fire from th time it was brought up for discus sion In the senate today It survive several efforts which would hav killed it only to go down to dcfea on the final vote 23 to 25 Members of the interim tax duction committee had estimate that it would effect a saving about 525000 a year in Iowa i county coroners costs and argue also that transfer of the coroner duties to the sheriff would simplif legal procedure Would Cut Mileage The senate in its morning scssio also advanced the legislative a proval of the interim tax committe bill to reduce the mileage allow ance of public officers It concurre insubstancc with the house amend ment to the bill which would cv the mileage of public officers in eluding sheriffs to 5 cents a mile The senate reworded slightly the house amendment which allows sheriffs to collect fees in advance for service of each original notice in civil cases It passed another tax reduction bill to require peace officers to file itemized reports on mileage and trip expense Hearing on Alconnl At the request of Senator George Wilson of Polk county the senate made a public hearing on the alco holgasoline bills a special order for Tuesday afternoon Feb 21 At that time the senate will hear the bills as a committee of the whole Consideration of the Ritchie bill to discontinue all delinquent tax sales until Dec 3 1933 and to re duce the rate of interest on unpaid taxes to onehalf of one per cent was set as a special order of busi ness in the senate at tomor row morning The senate tax reduction commiti tee recommended fur passage nine measures including the fiill to con tinue operation of the Elliott 5 per cent tax reduction law for two years Reduce Poll Tax Road poll taxes would be reduced from to 3 under the Loughran bill passed by the house The tax may be worked out by one days labor witn a team or two days without a team Enforcement of the act would e made by the board of supervisors Other bills passed by the house were By Grell and Wiese extending the right of protest in rezoning to property owners within 75 feet of cither side of the realty to be re zoned The bill would effect special charter cities namely Davenport ALL MICHIGANS BANKS OBSERVE 8 DAYS HOLIDAY jovernor Proclaims Move Following Meeting With Leaders DETROIT Feb 14 ramatic suddenness Governor Villiam A Comstock early today iroclaimed an eight day banking oliday in Michigan at the con luslon of an allnight conference vith bankers from all over the tate and with federal and state banking officials The extraordinary holiday un irecedented in Michigan is effcc ive today to continue through February 21 As a matter of fact he banks will not reopen until Teb 23 since Feb 22 is Washing ons birthday and a legal holiday Called to Conference Governor Comstocks proclama ion said the holiday was pro claimed In view of the acute fi nancial emergency now existing in he city of Detroit and throughout he state of Michigan Governor Comstock explained that he was summoned to Detroit from Lansing yesterday afternoon to a conference precipitated by an unforeseen and acute situation which had suddenly arisen in the affairs of one of our leading finan cial institutions the Union Gardian Truat company He said it was the consensus after long conference of those pres HELD FOR RANSOM CHARLES BOETTCHEU II EXCHANGE CLOSED DETROIT Feb 14 ernors of the Detroit stock ex change at a special meeting this morning decided to close the ex change for the period of the bank holiday proclaimed by Gov William A Comstock The an nouncement by the governors of the exchange informed members that members of the exchange arc prohibited from trading in Detroit bank stocks over the counter or otherwise during this period Violations will be sum marily dealt with ent that the difficulties might he ironed out provided time could he had for negotiations Would Have Closed As matters stood the gover nors statement said it would have been necessary to close the doors of the institution involved on the morning of Feb 14 wiivh would likely bring in its train duister to many other of our banking Institu tions in Michigan The crisis was caused by the in ability to realize immediately upon the assets of the institution to meet threatened withdrawals For the protection of small depositors in our institutions and to prevent th withdrawal of large sums from the state of Michigan it was deemed wise to declare a banking holiday for a period sufficiently long to al low the situation to be cleared up Acted Very Wisely A supplemental statement from Arthur A Ballantine under secre tary of the treasury said that he believed Governor actoci very wisely Ballantine said that he hud hev in close contact during some diiy with phases of the bankinj situa Tura to 2 rolirmn 7 American Named Chief of International Bank Turn 1o BASEL Switzerland Feb 14 tm Fraser American vice pres ident of the Bank for Internationa Settlements today accepted th presidency of the bank succeeding Gates W Mac Garrah MASSIE CASE IS CLOSED FOIOER Four Charged With Assault of Naval OKicerYWiie Are Discharged Ala Moana assault case In whic five men of mixed blood were ac cused of criminally attacking Mrs Thalin Massic wife of a nava lieutenant was closed today as fii as territorial courts were con cerncd At the request of the prosecution Circuit Judge Charles Davis yester day ordered the discharge of thi four living defendants in noting nolle proscqui or discontinuance the case The defendants freed arc Ben Ahakuelo Henry Cheng Horace Ida and David Taknl Clears 5th Defendant The action also cleared in the roscctitions eyes the name of a ifth defendant Joseph Kahahawal vho was kidnaped by Mrs Massies mother Mrs Granville Fortescue icr husband Lieut Thomas H vlassie and two enlisted naval men and shot to death by Lieutenant Massie in Mrs Fortescues home Regarding the ending of the case which shook Hawaii to its social and governmental founda tions Cov Lawrence M Judd hat no comment to make and Admira Yates Stirling dismissed question ers by saying I wouldnt have anything to say its a legal mat tcr The attack upon Mrs Massie oc curred the night of Sept SI 1931 after she had left a party at thi Alawai Inn and gone for a walk along a lonely road nearby Report Mndn Iublic A private detective agencys re port which said its investigatio had failed to substantiate Mr Massies identification of the de fendants as her assailants wa made public by John C Kcllcy wh prosecuted Mrs Fortescue and th three naval men for the slaying Kahahnwni and obtained their con viction of manslaughter Althoug sentenced to 10 years Imprison ment Mrs Fortescue Licutenan Massie nnd the two enlisted me had their sentences commuted b Governor Judd to one hour in cus tody A jury disagreed at the trial of the five men accused of attacking Mrs Massic and jt was while they were awaiting a retrial that Kaha hawni was abducted and slain Kel ley vigorously prosecuted the de fendants In the Kahahawai slay ing case Clarence Darrow was chief defense counsel DENVER CHIEF OF POLICE EXPECTS TO SOLVE CRIME Reveal Boettcher Was Threatened Before With Abduction DENVER Colo Fell 14 Jil hief of Police Albert T Clark said day that two racketeers who lave been in Denver the last year had been Identified os the kidnap ers of Charles Boettcher n wealthy young broker held for some Boettcher heir to a fortune had heen threatened previously with ab duction Police revealed these threats as they began their second days search for the 31 year old scion of a wealthy pioneer Colorado family anu delved into circumstances of the previous demands Chief of Polics Clark who a year ago solved the Benjamin P Bower kidnaping case and obtained the safe return of the baker was optimistic Well have it cleaned up In 4S hours he predicted Fiilher Is Impatient Claude K Boettcher father of thvs ictim was impatient Were just where we were last ight he exclaimed in exaspcra ion Boettcher police said feared ab luction He with several other Den ver businessmen was named for ab duction or death in a series of hreats made here two years ago by cap a man or men who identified them selves as Chisix Chisix was interpreted toy po licy as Chicago SixJ Tbe plotf ell through after pollcepkad gone thtbugh with Chisix in aiieffbrtrtb ture the gang Investigation Continues Clark said he did not know the men who carried out the actual kid naping but intimated he knew the leaders of the plot Investigation continued of men and women witli criminal records here and a search went on in other cities for men with police records who were reported to have been here recently The chief said today Louis Dia mond Jack Alterie former Chi cago gangster was not being sought n connection with tiie Boettcher case Clarks optimistic declaration that the case will be cleared up soon canled with it the enigmatic asser tion that the ransom has not been yet He refused to enlarge ipon it No Word Received Both the elder Boettcher and jlark said they had not heard from he extortionists since the men took Boettcher away from his home at p m Sunday Clark considered the possibility the aviation enthusiast and friend of Col Charles A Lindbergh had been spirited from the city by air plane Chief Chirk said that certain pic tures were being taken from tht Bertillon bureau to be shown to Mrs Boettcher and that Were looking for better pictures of a certain man Ransom JJotc Examined The ransom note which hag beer retained by the family has been ex amined for typewriter peculiarities Clark said adding I may have ar announcement to make about the typewriter today Police last night were told by Miss Caro McMuitry society girl and Davis Moore son of a prom inent attorney that they believe they saw Boettcher when he was ai1 costed by the kidnapers but though nothing of it They were passing in an automobile Charles Boettcher I grandfather of the victim who has taken an active part In the scrted his belief the kidnapers Turn to JWKO 2 Column 3t Colder Temperatures in Northern Iowa Predicted DES MOINES Feb 14 peratures ranging from 10 above to 10 below zero were predicted for Iowa tonight by the weather bu reau The forecast was 10 below In the northwest section 5 below in the northeast zero in the southwest and 10 above in the southeast Generally fair weather was in sight for tonight and tomorrow with colder temperatures in the northwest and north central por tions The maximum high reported in the state yesterday was 28 at Keo kuk and the low this morning was 6 below at Charles City Snow ranging from a trace to about a half inch was fairly general over Iowa yesterday and last night IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday Colder Wednes day In the northwest and north central portions LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morn ing Maximum M Minimum In night 11 Below At 8 a m 3 Below Snowfall 1 Inch North Iowa got another attack of subzero weather Monday night
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