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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 21, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                H 4 i LOU E R IS fEM 5 OF lo Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRKSS LEASED WIRE SERVICE TUB XEWSPAPFJI THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOKS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21 1933 HOME EDITION THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 119 Prosperity Cures Aired How Farmer Leader Gained Voice for Millions By P STEWART WASHINGTON Feb 21 CPA theoretic dreadfully prolix and decidedly tiresome as most of it has been thus far the senate finance committees i n vestigation into the causes and quest for a cure of the depression are worth observ ing There will be fireworks sooner or later The public will be indebted for them to Presi dent Edward A ONeal of the American Farm Bureau Federa tion who occa sionally has been mentioned for the agriculture port folio in the Roose velt cabinet Edward A ONeal Originally 11 appears the finance committees in vestigation was to have been ex clusively a highbrow affair Senator Pat Harrison of Missis sippi is given credit for launching it Harrison Succeeds Sinoot Senator Reed Smoot of Utah is the finance committee chairman and will continue to direct the hearings during the remainder of the current session of congress but the Missis sippian as senior democratic mem ber will take over the job after that and go on with the inquiry Accordingly it was to his office that President ONeal of the Farm federation repaired when he heard the news to learn as much as he could concerning the nature of the plans the Mississippi solon was making Of course T was not present dur Ing the conversation but I have it in excellent testimony that he began were to The very ablest authorities in the country the senator assured him Owen D Young Young subse quently declined to come but Har rison had him Bernard M Baruch Frank A Vonderllp Myron C Taylor of U S Steel Walter U Gifford of the A T and T Thomas W Lamont of Morgan and company W C Teagle of Standard Oil Presi Tnrn in VnRe 2 Column 4 MICHIGAN BANKS WILL OPEN AGAIN Proclamation of Governor to Allow Restricted Withdrawals LANSING Mich Feb 21 Gov William A Comstock an nounced this morning that he would issue some time today a new proc lamation permitting Michigan banks to reopen for restricted with drawals The new proclamation Governor Comstock said will continue the present holiday with the excep tion that it will provide for lim ited withdraawls The present holiday expires at midnight tonight and was under a proclamation which directed all banks to cloae The state however permitted banks in Detroit and some other cities to open for pay ment to depositors of a small per centage of their balances AUNT NET By Robert Quillen Maybe men are braver but I notice they leave ever light in the house burnin when their wives are away STATE DRY LAW REPEAL BLOCKED Japanese Army Occupies Cities in Jehol CHINESE ROUTED IN NIGHT BATTLE IN BORDER TOWN Manchukuo Government Draws Up Ultimatum for Chinese TOKIO Feb 22 Wednesday UP Rengo Japanese news agency dispatch from Chinchow today said Japanese troops occupied Nanling early this morning and then took over Koupeiyingtzu eight miles further northwest in Jehol province The advices added that the Jap anese troops then continued in the direction of Peipiao which is the terminus of a railroad line from Chinchow After occupation of Feipiao the advance will be suspended head quarters in Changchun said Japanese airplanes severely bombed concentrations of guerillas in the neighborhood of Kailu said Rengo dispatches from Tungliao Prepare Ultimatum Following a night battle at the Jehol village of Chaoyangssu 301 miles west of Chinchow Manchu ria where Chinese were routed and many killed the Japanese war ma chine moved into the Chinese pro vince Tuesday while the Manchu kuoan government established with Japanese assistance prepared a 21 hour ultimatum calling on Chinese forces to withdraw from the pro vince Although a war office spokesman at Chaoyangssu as an isolated affativ reports from other points bore out predictions that a major offensive was imminent 20000 in Drive The spokesman said Wait for five or six days when the real show starts and the lid will be lifted Foreign dispatches reaching Pelp ing from Mukden said that at least two divisions of Japanese troops about 20000 In number were en gaged in the Jehol drive Mukden dispatches said the can nonading during the Chaoyangssu battle was plainly heard there and that the city was full of troops and warfare paraphernalia Reports al so had reached there of fighting along the ChinchowPeipiao rail road and at Kailu To Annihilate Troops The Japanese military command there said annihilation of the troops of Marshal Chang HsiaoLiang north China war lord had been de cided upon so they could not here after menace Manchukuo It was thought occupation of Peiping and Tientsin might be Involved Reports from London told of the sale of antequatea British ships to Japanese interests for scrapping purposes Speculation arose as to whether the ships might be vised in far eastern combat Roosevelt Sees French Envoy TO DEBATE FRIDAY GENEVA Feb 21 league of nations report condemn ing Japans Manchurian policy was presented this afternoon to the league assembly which then ad journed without discussion until Friday when the report will be de bated This is the report drafted by the conciliation committee of 19 and communicated last week to all the worlds governments Debate on its recommendations has been sched uled for Friday and Saturday of this week Japan has indicated thatif the assembly adopts it the Japanese delegation will be with drawn from Geneva and Japan may secede from the league Failed in Adjustment Paul Hymans Belgiums foreign minister and president oC the as sembly told the members in pre senting the report that the concili ation committee of 10 had failed to effect a peaceful adjustment At the outset of the dispute said he the council received as surance that the withdrawal of Japanese troops into the zone of the south Manchurian railway would be conducted as rapidly as porsible in proportion as the safety of the lives and property of Japanese na tionals was effectively assured and that Japan hoped to carry out this intention in full as speedily as pos sible Today the three eastern Man churian provinces are occupied Japanese troops have crossed the great wall and attacked Shanhaik Tiira lo Tnflre 2 Column 4 Has Meeting With Claudel on War Debt Glass Says He Has No Wish to Leave Post in Senate By FRANCIS M STEPHENSON NEW YORK Feb 21 identElect Roosevelt extended his conversations with foreign repre sentatives today conferring first with the French ambassador and then with the Canadian minister Yesterday he conferred with the British ambassador Sir Ronald Lindsay William Duncan Herridge the Canadian minister reached the Roosevelt home just as Paul Clau del the French ambassador con cluded a 45 minute conference with the presidentelect Claudel was accompanied by Em manuel Monick finnancial attache of the French embassy Discussed Everything Asked if war debts had been dis cussed the ambassador spread his hands and said We discussed many things ev erything Mr Roosevelt has a nice communique for you The Claudel visit following so closely on the Lindsay conference indicated that Roosevelt is pointing toward an early world economic conference Before receiving Claudel Roose velt gathered about him a group of econonjjcyaria dIiil6maiica4lthTorf tieg headed by Bernard7 Baruch New York financier and Prof Ray mond Moley war debts experts These advisors had withdrawn however when Claudel and his companion arrived Bullitt on List William c Bullitt who denied on his return from Europe last week that he had been there as a repre sentative of the presidentelect wxs on the calling list today but did not arrive at the time set aside for him Whether war debts were dis cussed at the Claudel conference was very uncertain France failed in her Dec 15 payment It was believed rather that the world economic situation and pos sibly the far eastern crisis were subjects uppermost in the conver sation Roosevelt is very anxious to ob tain early monetary stabilization and tariff reciprocity It is believed he intends to seek these now before negotiatingdebt relief for Euro pean debtors Glass Content in Senate WASHINGTON Feb 21 Senator Glass D Va when asked today about reports he had de clined appointment as secretary of the treasury said I am entirely content to remain in the senate I have not changed my mind Glass added My decision has al ways been final The Virginian in genial mood at a banking committee hearing ad vised colleagues who Joked with him about various published re ports concerning the secretaryship to never believe anything you see in the papers unless in mine OEMOCMTTWIN TEST OF POWER Down House Republicans in First Vote on Roosevelt Economy Program WASHINGTON Feb 21 On the first test on giving Presi dentElect Roosevelt extensive pow er to reorganize the government in the interest of economy the demo crats today downed the republicans In the house A republican motion to give a majority of either house of con gress a veto power over changes directed by the next president was rejected 265 to 145 The move was made by Repre sentative Beedy R The democrats whipped Into line by Representative Byrns of Ten nessee chairman of the house ap propriations committee were aided by a few republicans The vote was taken during the consideration of the senate econ omy provisions on the treasury postofflce supply bill ROOSEVELT LINDSAY CONFER This Associated Press tclephoto shows Sir Ronnlfl Lindsay British ambassador and Franklin D Iloosevell as they conferred In the New York homo of the presidentelect Gross Income Tax Before Assembly Knutson and Huff Address Iowa Senate Committee for Bill DES MOINES Feb 21 Members of the senate ways nnci means committee today were con sidering the arguments for and against a gross income tax ad vanced during a public hearing which packed the senate chamber yesterday afternoon The bill introduced in the senate by Senator Vincent Harrington of Sioux City was supported and at tacked vigorously in the hearings It would provide a tax of half of 1 per cent on all gross incomes and for its eventual replacement of the present taxes on property Thomas B Huff former mayor ot Sioux City and C A Knutson of Clear Lake president of the Iowa association for tax justice made the principal addresses for the bill Knutson told the committee that the principles of a gross income arc fundamentally sound and that it would take the burden off of prop erty and place it on the dollar turn over Opposing Speakers Among the principal speakers opposing the were Representa tive P H Donlon of Ruthven 1 C Lewis president of the Iowa State Federation of Labor and Luke B Miller Mason City Donlin recalled the results of the general election two years ago and of the last prim ary as showing that lowans fav ored a net income tfix as opposed to a gross income plan Lewis declared that labor is un alterably opposed to the gross in come tax and declared that it would tax the farmers and laboring men goingand coming He declared speakers for the bill were shedding crocodile tears for the farmers and wagn owners Speakers frequently were inter ruped by applause and cheera and on a few instances by booing from the crowd that lined the rear of tha senate chamber and packed the gal lery Have Hard Problems M Tenhagcn Prairie City store keeper in support pf the blil de clared that you apply the Turn tfl POKB 2 Column 4 Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Feb my old rich In that I was telling you about the government wanting him to get a divorce because he lived in Hollywood Well they pulled one batter than that the other day They tried to prove that he wasnt in his right mind because one time xvhen his car stalled and they couldnt get it going he traded it for an old pony Got on him and rode off and they cal that crazy If everybody did that they would be out of debt in a couple of years just think no gas no tires no roads to pay for Why instead of prosecuting the old Indian they ought to eiect a monument to him for being that far ahead of his time Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1033 McNiuichl Synillcate New Farm Mortgage Relief Bill Presented WASHINGTON Feb 21 new farm mortgage relief bill which will be pressed by the democrats in the extra session was Introduced today by Senator Byrnes democrat S Car providing for purchase of existing mortgages by a federal corporation and amortizing them over a period of 30 years iANKING GROUP Senate Measure Would Let Restrictions Be Put on National Banks WASHINGTON Feb 21 The senate banking committee at a special meeting today gave speedy approval to the Couzens emergency banking bill authorizing the comptroller of the currency to apply to national banks any restric tions placed on state banks by state legislatures The measure sponsored by Sena tor Couzens R Mich was intro duced yesterday Under the Michigan plan yet to be approved by the state legisla ture a banks assets would be segregated the frozen separated from the liquid assets Withdrawals would be limited to the liquid assets but depositors would be given a lien on the frozen amount The Couzens bill would be opera tive for only one year or until March 3 1931 Nothing in it would be construed as extending existing law with re lation to branch banking Claribel Steals All Honors in Her Class CINCINNATI Feb 21 ibel Ratterman was voted the most beautiful girl of the freshman law school class of the University of Cincinnati She was voted the best dressed too and the smartest and the most popular and the cleverest Shes the only girl in the class MAYOR CERMAK BEYOND CRISIS SAYS PHYSICIAN Attorneys for Zangara Discuss Motion for New Trial MIAMI Fla Feb 21 Karl Meyer of Chicago stated to day that Mayor Cermak has defin tely passed the crisis attending his critical wounding during an attempt on the life of Presidentelect Roose velt At a m a bulletin from Mayor Cermaks bedside said Mayor Cermak continues to show steady improvement There are no untoward symptoms Tem erature 992 pulse 88 respiration 26 He is now sleeping Groans Constantly He grains almost constantly in sleep but hospital attaches said the mayors relatives previously had in ormed them that was hia normal labit Relatives said he slept rest essly at all times The hospital at tendant said a conditoin of dysentry that caused abdominal pains had cleared up but the cause of the dys entery was unknown Mrs Joe H Gill of Miami also seriously wounded by bullets Gui seppe Zangara fired in an attempt to assassinate the presidentelect was reported as having a quite comfortable night Hospital an thorities said the improvement in her condition during the last thre days was Move Trial Attorneya for Guiseppe Zangara were to confer this afternoon re garding a motion for new trial for the man who yesterday was sen tenced to 80 years imprisonment for his attempt on the life of President Elect Roosevelt and three other per sons The announcement was made by J M McCaskill one of the three Miami attorneys appointed by the court to defend Zangara Our plans are not definite and I do not even know whether we will attempt future action McCaskill aaid As soon as my colleagues and I are able to get together we will go Into the whole situation No Appeal Planned McCaskill said there had so far been no consideration by attorneys of au appeal from the sentence im posed yesterday when Zangara pleaded guilty to the charges against him I can not say from what angle an appeal if taken would be made he concluded Under Florida law four days is allowed after a court verdict for at torneys to prepare a motion for a new trial Should the motion be made within the allotted time and denied tlioi attorneys are free to appeal from the verdict to a higher court Repeal Bill Copies Sent to Governors Legislatures in Session for Action This Year WASHINGTON Feb 21 Copies of the resolution for the re seal of the prohibition amendment ogether with covering letter were ent to the 48 governors by Secre ary Stimson early this afternoon The communications were sent by mall nnd those which vouJd not reach a governor in 24 ours by ordinary mail were air mailed The letter of the secretary of state accompanying the certified opies of the resolution said Submit to Convention It is requested that you cause his joint resolution to be submitted o a convention in your state for uch action as may be had and that a certified copy of such action be communicated to the secretary of tato as required by section 160 itle 5 U S code Enough legislatures are in sea ion now to set up the conventions lecessary to strip all liquor legisla ion from the constitution except hat provided for in the new amendment protection for dry tales against importation of in oxlcants 42 Legislatures Meeting Fortytwo legislatures are now meeting and two more California and Florida convene in the spring Dnly four Louisiana Mississippi Virginia nnd Kentucky will not meet for a year or more There was every indication how ever that ratification by the neces sary 36 states within seven years would not come without furious re sistance from dry organizations They immediately answered th echo of the 289 to 121 vote in th Jiousewitb a call to rally aii finish in the states Men Held on Moline Kidnaping Charges Released on Bonds A1OLINB 111 Feb 21 UP Jules Veya East Moline Dan Zook Moline and Vincent Burman Spring Valley held on federal charges in connection with the kid naping of Adhemar Huughe of East Moline and Fred de Fillippi of Spring Valley were released at noon today on bonds signed before U S Commissioner W R Moore Their preliminary hearings have been continued until March 3 Mike Talarico alleged to be im plicated in the same case was at tempting to obtain bondsmen and his hearing was continued The bonds of Vey and Zook were 515000 and Burmans 525000 Clerks Face Red as Door of Safe Opens CHICAGO Feb 21 was a most embarrassing moment for James Woods hotel clerk Its locked Woods said to a gunman referring to the safe and I dont know the combination He gave the safe handle a lusty pull to prove his point and to hi amazement the door swung open Story teller or words to that effect said the intruder departing with 4G HERRING WANTS VOTE ON REPEAL Drafts Special Message to Assembly Asking Speed on Tax Cuts DES MOINES Feb 21 Governor Herring today said he Is Irafling a special message to the general assembly appealing or more prompt action on tax re luction measures and urging sub mission of prohibition repeal to a tate convention of delegates elected ly popular vote The governor said he expected to onvard his message for reading be ore the assembly tomorrow The Iowa executive indicated he vill stress the importance of tax reduction measures at this time than measures providing new arms of taxation Keiluctlnn Rest Way I still regard tax reduction than tax revision as the way most likely to put dollars in a mans socket the governor said Governor Herring believes that reduction of state expenditures is the paramount issue and said he will request that some bills now be ore the legislature be delayed until the more vital legislation is dealt with Many of the bills now before the ussembly can be acted upon more wisely when the Brookings institute las completed its survey of the states governmental machinery the governor feels Killed Too Many Governor Herring intimated that lie will point out tlie assemblys failure to enact a number of the 72 bills introduced under the aus pice of the interim tax reduction ammittee at the opening of the leg islature The house especially Gov ernor Herring believes has need lessly killed a number of these tax reduction measures As to prohibition tho governoi eels that now is the opportune time a set up the machinery for a con vention of elected delegates to ac cept or reject for Iowa the repeal provision as provided in the Blalne resolution passed yesterday by the national house of representatives HOUSE KILLS ACT MAKING CATTLE TESTS OPTIONAL Senate Democrats Caucus to Decide Attitude on Prohibition DES MOINES Feb 21 ate senate voted today to table IB Frailey request for the crea on of a special committee to draft ills for the revision of the state rohibition laws The vote on the motion to table le resolution made by Senator rving H Knudson was 27 to 23 Senator Frailey called up the esolution shortly before noon Ae on was taken without debate when lieutenant Governor Kraschel ruled mt the motion to table was not ebatable The vote which killed the resolu on came as a surprise as the sen te last Friday voted 26 Co 23 gainst tabling he resolution Considered Test The previous vote was consicl red a test of the prohibition ques ion in the senate With the de eat of the resolution prohibition low centers on consideration of the Hartman constitutional convention roposal in the house and various leer bills being drafted in the sen ate Senate democrats agreed to cau cus late today in an attempt to ef fect an agreement whereby mem bers of the party will vote with the majority on prohibition legislation The Frailey resolution would have created a committee of four mem bers from the house and four from the senate to draft bills for the re peal orreviaibn of the Btate prohibi tion law It also ay e emptecj the from tie time limit set tor tho in troduction of new bills Vote on Tabling The vote on the Knudson motion to table was as follows Ayes to table Aschenbrenner Beardsley Beatty Bennett Booth Calhoun Garden Chryatal Coyken dall Doze Elthon Hill Hopkins Hush Huated Knudson McArthur Vlyers of Jasper Nelson Patterson dtay Ritchie Roclofs Shangle Stanley Wenncr and White No against tabling Anderson Jyers Cooney Fisch Frailey 3eskc Harrington Hicklin Irwln vimberly Klemme Meyer of Brem r Miller of Buchanan Miller of ones Moore Mullaney Reese Schmidt Stevens of Decatur Stcv ns ol Wapello Topping Valentine Wilson Defeat Foster Bill The house today defeated the oster bill which would have made he testing of cuttle for tuberculosis ptional instead of mandatory The was 80 to 21 There was a sharp cleavage mong proponents and opponents f the bill which cropped out num TOUS times during the lengthy de late Supporters of the measure con ended that the present test was in and damaged herds ipponents declared compulsory tost ng aided public healthand brought ncreased prices for dairy products More than a dozen members en agetl in the debate In which med cal authorities and health statistics vere freely quoted and reference nacic several times to the cattle war of 1931 in southeastern lowu Vote Nsiiled Down Immediately after the vote was tnkcn it was nailed down so tlial t can be reconsidered only upon o twothirds vote Members voting for Mebill were Alesch Davis Dreessen Falvery Foster Fuester Garner Goode roll Hartman Hook Humeston Jensen McKinnon Ostby Pailsey Rice Schmidt Smith Stansell Stan jell Thiessen Zitpse Zlystra Absent or not voting Were EI Turri to Pane 2 Column 2 Wea Plan South Dakota State Dry Law Vote PIERRE S Dak Feb 21 The resolution permitting South Dakotans to vote In 1934 on repeal of the states constitutional prohi bition amendment cleared its last legislative obstacle today when the house approved it 68 to 33 The proposal was previously approved by the senate and does not need the signature of the governor IOWA WEATHER Generally fair nnd not so cold Tuesday night Wednesday un settled probably snow In tho northeast portion rising tem pcniturcs In the central and portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 38 Minimum In Night i At 8 A M in   

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