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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                eoip HARLOM E R 11 I EJ ART OF lOWJVj DES MO I KES North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT SLAKES ALL NOBIH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 120 Indifferent to Own Fate Others of Zangara Type Recalled by Stewart By CHARLES Pi STEWART WASHINGTON Feb 22 CPA chief danger to public men from cranks of Giuseppe Zan garas type lies in the utter Indif ference of such characters to consequences to themselves if only they ac complish what they set out to do One of my best friends for sev eral years was a Spanish an archist of t h e name of Vallina living then in exile in London that pre war era a haven refuge for political exiles of all complexions provided a t they refrained from activity in England Comrade Vallina was a delight ful individual as gentle as a kitten for purposes of ordinary associa tion admirably educated and ex cellently connected in Spain I my self took letters of introduction from him to Premier Canalejas who as his lawyer had helped him out of his native country after an abortive plot against the then royal government and to members of the family of the late Nicolas Sal meron president of the shortlived Spanish republic of two generations ago Meets Others Through the same comrade I also met several of the brethren in Kropotkin the Russian veteran Enrico Malatesta of the Italian schooland Fran a year HERRING PLANS SPECIAL SESSION Roosevelts New Cabinet Reported Complete HENRY WALLACE SLATED FOR JOB OF AGRICULTURE Daniel C Roper Surprise Choice as Secretary of Commerce CflpyriBW 1933 The Associated Press WASHINGTON Feb 22 Word reached informed headquar ters in Washington today that Presidentelect Roosevelt had com pleted selection of his cabinet and that the list con tains one sur C Roper of South Carolina for sec retary of com merce The informa tion was that Homer Cum mings of Connec ticut would be governorgeneral of the Philip pines regarded generally as the highest appoin Wallace tive office out side the cabinet The complete cabinet slate it is expected by democrats here by Mr SENMEHDP FAVORS SEAWAY Foreign Relations Committee Votes 125 for Approval of Treaty WASHINGTON Feb 22 The senate foreign relations com mittee today favorably reported the treaty between the United States and Canada for construction of the gigantic St Lawrence seaway Although four absentees remained to be polled a favorable report was assured when Chairmah Borah recorded two additional names make the vote 12 to 5 to At the time the committee meet ing broke up the vote was 10 to 5 with 7 absentees Reed Not Recorded obtained aye votes from Senators Johnson Cali fornia and Robinson Indiana re publicans Reed R Pa asked not to be recorded it was announced leaving only Cutting R N and Hob ins on Arkansas George Georgia and Connally Texas to be polled Others voting for the treaty were BorahCapper Fess LaFollette and Vandenburg republicans and Pitt man Walsh Mont Harrison and Black democrats and Shlpstead farmerlabor Recorded in Opposition Recorded in opposition wi Moses and Glenn republicans and Swanson Wagner and Lewis dem ocrats Borah said while no reservations were attached to the treaty in com mittee freedom of floor action was reversed by those voting on sides v both IN NEW CABINET CORDELL HULL 510000 WORKS TO BE STARTED ON SCRIP ISSUE Half Million Additional Business Possible Says MacNider A proposal to issue J10000 in scrip to unemployed men in Ma son City in return for labor on some community construction project was explained to 300 merchants and others at a meeting in the Y M C A banquet room Tuesday evening Although there was no formal ac tion taken questions and comments on the operation of the plan implied a general indorsement of the pro ject which will be launched to fur nish employment to needy heads of AUNT MET By Robert Quillen She neednt be stuck up about her fancy bathroom i knowed her when the whole family used the same wash rag to ha anounced shortly o6seveltr Tennessee H Woodin of Pennsylvania and New York H Dern of Utah Thomas Walsh Montana A Farley of New York A Swanson of Vir ginia Ickes of Illinois A Wallace of Iowa C Roper of South Carolina Frances Perkins of New York Foregone Conclusions Of the ten all but one or two have been regarded as foregone con clusions for several days Selection of Hull and Woodin was formally announced yesterday by the presidentelect in New York Walsh now senator from Mon tana is understood to have accepted ago and Swanson Sena tor from Virginia yesterday Formal tenders are said to have been made within the past week to Farley Wallace and Miss Perkins and accepted Insurgents Itecognlzed Selection of Ickes a political ally of Senator Hiram Johnson the pro gressive republican leader of Cali fornia is hailed here as a tangible recognition of that western repub lican insurgent wing which bolted Hoover in last years campaign and helped elect the democratic ticket Roper is a former commissioner of internal revenue under Woodrow Wilson and has been known as an Important political supporter Wil liam G McAdoo in McAdoos can didacies for the democratic presi dential nomination He is a lawyer Resides in Washington Since his previous government service which included a term as vice chairman of the tariff commis sion and first assistant postmaster general he has resided in Washing ton as head of a firm of practicing attorneys Homer Cummings reported se lected for governor general of the Phillippines was chairman of the democratic national committee in 1920 He also is a lawyer He was one of Mr Roosevelts chief sup porters for the presidential nomina tion in 1932 Senator Hull the next secretary of state and Mr Woodin the new secretary of the treasury are both over the 60 year mark and both two of the most approachable and congenial men in public life Senator Hull has spent most of his mature years in congress serv ing for years In the house and ad vancing to the senate in 1930 He is regarded on capitol hillas an au thority on the tariff and the two subjects which will occupy him most in the next year Is Musician Also Mr Woodin a genius in the busi ness world judged by his success la just as amiable and just as astute in the field of finance He is presi dent of the American Car and foun dry company and a member jf sev i Column families in the city Committees have been at work several weeks working out the de tails of the proposal As explained at the meeting the scrip will be is sued in dollar denominations on the back of which will be 52 weekly dates in squares for the affixing of stamps For Every Transaction Under this plan a stamp must be added for every transaction and is cancelled by the Initials of the one who passes and the one who re ceives the scrip The stamps must be affixed at least once a week Roosevelts Life Sought Second Time Shotgun Shell Fixed to Explode Taken From Mail WASHINGTON Feb 22 Secret service men were off again today on the trial of a man who apparently sought the life Presi dentelect Roosevelt A shotgun shell crudely wrapped and arranged so It would explode if handled injudiciously was found in a package in the Washington post office addressed to Franklin D Roosevelt Washington D C Postmarked Wiitertown It was postmarked Watertown N Y and postal authorities began an immediate investigation in New York Whether they had any def inite clews to the sender they de clined to say The secret service which is charged with the protecting of the president was not Immediately noti fied but W H Moran chief of that service instituted an investi gation The shotgun shell was found when the package tumbled from a mail WILLIAM H WOODIN Japanese Drive Ahead Plan to Seize Chaoyang Warn of Possible Attack on Peiping Ultimatum to Nanking Sent CHINCHOW Manchuria Feb 22 main force of a Japanese army which plans to wrest Jehol from Chinese rule in the next few weeks was preparing today to strike next at Chaoyang second largest city of the province After a rapid but uneventful ad vance 30 miles across the border this force was consolidating at Peipiao terminus of a branch of the PeipingMukden railroad from this point It occupied Peipiao late yesterday without encountering opposition A further movement in the drive aiming ultimately at the capture of Jehol city the metropolis and capi tal of the province was expected to meet with resistance of Chinese de fending forces The Japanese mili tary command announced the ad vance would not be resumed imme diately Ultimatum Delivered Meanwhile a 24 hour ultimatum was being delivered today to the Chinese nationalist government at Nanking issued by the Japanese sponsored state of Manchukuo This gives the Chinese until a late hour tomorrow to decide not to re sist the Japanese Its acceptance was hardly expected and when the time limit expires it was believed the drive would resume in earnest The Japanese force at Peipiao is only 20 miles northeast of Chao yang Military leaders were confi to benia tured by thei end of the 52 weeks as plannedby the committee It is expected however that some of the scrip issued will mature con siderably in advance of the year end maturity period probably in a month or two by the simple pro cess of having gone through 52 transactions and getting 32 stamps If that is the case additional scrip may be issued providing the com munity shows no Indication of sat uration Wagner Presides Chief speakers at the meeting were Col Hanford MacNider who originally suggested the scrip plan and Lester Milligan secretary of the Chamber of Commerce who were introduced by E H Wagner former president of the chamber and general chairman of the scrip committee The plan as we announce it must be regarded as tentative as it may be changed before finally adopted Mr Milligan said There is little actual experience in this type of money which originated in Germany particularly in a little mining town where business was actually revived by it The Hawarden plan which has attracted much attention consisted only of a issue half of which was collected by souvenir hunters It also has been tried in Albia Grinnell Nevada and in California The largest Issue to come to our at Tum to Pafffc 8 Cnlnnrn I sack and burst open Chnnce 1 in 10 Postoffice officials speculated that the chances of the shells ex ploding were about one in 10 Officers of the naval ordnance bu reau expressed doubt the shell would have had deadly effect even if exploded at close range AstBeif bltodin effeBtopfithe load of shot In a gun shell the only other possible dange would come Xromthe brass top whichthe explosion cap is held Jenol miles further to the southwest once the wheels start turning again Meanwhile activity was repprted today in northeastern Jehol where the Japanese have warned aChinese Garrison to evacuate the border city of Kailu 50000 Troops Advance A totalof 50000 Japanese troops is expected to be advancing along a 200 miles front into the province in the next day or two Chinese sources estimated 20000 Japanese comprised the force occupying Peipiao Japanese military leaders here Tarn to Iage 5 Cnlamn 6 Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Feb Glass when he told the senate that the whole Re construction Finance thing was bad told them exactly what ev ery senator knew in his heart but didnt have the nerve to say Everyman every industry in the U S was hit by depression Before you start dealing out public funds to help you should have first found out have we enough money to give aid to ev eryone every Industry If not I am not going to give part of them a sandwich and leave the rest go hungry But no they didnt do that They just started right in by helping the bankers so every man woman and child in the U S thinks and right fully so that they have got as much right to get some sort of government aid as the bankers Due to the lack of foresight of our lawmakers the bankers the railroads and big business got the first IT S dole and it will never be finished till the last one hundred and twenty million reach in and get theirs because they feel they got It coming No wonder Glass was too smart to be treasurer Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1933 McNauRht Syndicate SENATE PASSES TAX REDUCTION Bill Provides for Cut of 2 Per Cent From State Levy of 1930 DES MOINES Feb 22 Surviving a four day barrage of amendments mandatory tax reduc tion legislation estimated to permit an additional tax cut of 524000000 in the next two years was passed by the state senate today with only two opposing votes The bill as passed provides for a reduction of 25 per cent in the total millage levy of the various taxing districts for 193334 from the levy made in 1930 During the four days it has been under discussion in the state sen ate the bill was subject to exten sive amendment In its original form it would have set up county tax reduction councils to act as boards of review but this provision and numerous others were removed In Total Taxes The reduction provided for is in the total taxes of the various tax ing districts for all purposes except the amount required for operation of the state government and the payment of fixed charges such as bond principal and interest As the 1930 total tax load was and the present total is 590000000 a reduction of 000000 already has been made it was pointed out In the senate de bate Senator Frank Beatty of Sig ourney estimated that the compli ance with the proposed new law would reduce the total state tax load to l66000000 or make a cut of from the 1932 levy for collection this year Would BringRelief Senator Roy Stevens chairman of the senate tax reduction commit tee in the debate on the measure told the senate that the bill would bring relief to every taxpayer in Iowa After reading letters which he said he had received from taxpay ers demanding tax reduction Sen ator Stevens said it was a ques tion of who we are here to serve and I believe It is the taxpayers Senator Claude Stanley spon sored an amendment which would have made the reduction apply to the total taxes instead of to the millage levy This was vigorously opposed by Senator Beatty who de clared the result of the adoption of such an amendment would mean that taxes were cut only about 5 per cent Load Already Cut Senator Beatty pointed out that the tax load has already been Turn lu 3j Column 1 MADMAN WITH REVOLVERHALTS CRESCO COURT Jestrab Put in Jail After Emptying Courtroom With Gun CRESCO Feb man who fficers said was mentally deranged randished a revolver this morning n the courtroom and drove the jury nd lawyers out of the courtroom and forced the judge into the corner He was captured after considerable maneuvering on the part of the heriff deputy and a member the udience Wjnzel Jestrab about 55 who wes on the south edge of Cresco vas the man who brandished the evolver and la now being held In he Howard county jail The excitement started while udge H E Taylor was at his desk d the jury was in the box The awyers were present and the first vitness for today was about to be called The cose was that of Cun ningham vs the Northern Iowa Oil company In which damage were sought as the result of a fire three years ago In Audience Jestrab was in the audience H walked forward and started talkin to the judge over a property settle ment He presented a paper to tl judgeanduacmandetlanvqrd 3500wlthlnteTest at fTper cen The judge officers said argue with Jestrab and tried to quiet hi but was unsuccessful Then the judge called the ballif George Breedlove and told him t summon the sheriff Sheriff Tollo Johnson came into the courtroom When Tegtrab saw the sheriff h drew out a revolver You stand back Jestrab shout ed Dont come near me I know you Sheriff Johnson took a few steps forward near the judges desk Deputy Sheriff Will Owens then en WORTH Hero Is the Houdon statue George 201st birthday was observed Wednesday Valued at 000 it stands In the rotunda ot the Virginia state capitol at Richmond TAX REDUCTION PROHIBITION ON TAP FOR AUGUST Governors Message to Assembly Asks Early Adjournment TEXT ON PAGE It DES MOINES Feb 22 Gov Clyde L Herring in a mes sage to the Iowa general assembly today announced plans for the calling of a special session of the legislature in the latter part of Au gust to take up tax reduction rovernmental reorganization legis atlon and prohibition Other recommendations in his message were To defer action on our bills by the interim commit ee for reduction of governmental xpendltures concerning the boards f education control and parole nd the budget director early ad ournment of the legislature the avings to be used in defraying ex lenses of the special session and immediate legislation to call a convention to consider prohibition Delay Four Bills The four bills which he recom mended deferred action were the bills to reorganize the auditing system of Institutions under the boards of education and control to abolish the finance committee ol the board of education toconsoli date the board of parole and con trol and to abolish the office of budget director turning the duties over to the atate auditor tered the court room and advanced toward Jestrab Threatens to Shoot I dont know you Jestrab said You get back Deputy Owens took a few steps forward and Jestrab threatened to shoot By this time members of the jury had scurried out of the courtroom and Judge Taylor was in a corner The lawyers had also left the room Than John Hodina a witness soon to be called in the case walked for ward and asked Jestrab for permis sion to read the document he was carrying Get away was Jcstrabs an swer Then Judge Taylor told Deputy Owen to read Jestrabs paper and see if the claim was right Jestrab handed the deputy the paper but still brandished the revolver Deputy Owens pretended to study the pa per and then said Jcstrah would have to sign Starts to Sign As Deputy Owens attempted to get near Jestrab as the latter started to sign the paper ordered Get back your But Ive got to witness explained Deputy signnture Owens Jestrab shifted his revolver to his loft hand to sign the docunicnt Hodina started to sneak up behind Jestrab and the sheriff and another member of the audience who had remained in the courtroom divined its intentions and the three simul taneously rushed Jestrab After Jestrab was disarmed he was taken to jail He had been carrying a 32 revolver loaded with five cartridges John Senneff and W L Bliss of Mason City and W L Barker of Cresco are attorneys for the plain tiff In the suit being tried and G E Lyons Lee Elwood and Dale Elwood are attorneys for the de fendant Jurors in the case arc Jessie leason E A Kuntz Ernest Peters Roy Frank Herman Van do Weend Severt Ronnie Gus Volbrecht Joe Sir Clara Natvig Ralph Marr W C Mark Joe Drilling Cermak Better After Spending Restless Night Colitis Cause for Concern Mrs Gill Reported Past Danger Point MIAMI Fla Feb 22 Frederick Tice Chicago heart spe cialist today said after an a m examination that the condition of Mayor Anton Cermaks heart and lungs has improved to such an ex tent that attending physicians no longer anticipated any trouble along this line The mayor had a restless night We now are concerned only with the colitis he said and we be lieve the intestinal condition is ar rested and will clear up shortly An earlier bulletin reported Temperature of 1012 Pulse 112 temperature 1012 and respiration 28 The bulletin was signed by Doc tors J W Snyder T W Hudson E 3 Nichol Karl Meyer Frank Jirka and Frederick Tice The physicians were in consulta tion an hour and five minutes be fore issuing the report Dr Meyer who is cliief of the Cook county Illinois hospital said the colitis condition has somewhat sapped the mayors strength but we consider the condition checked Mrs Gill Safe He said he would go to Palm Beach this afternoon The physi cians planned to return to the hos pital about 7 p m Mrs Joe H Gill also wounded by the assassin Giuseppe Zangara who failed in his attempt on the life of PresidcntElect Roosevelt Is past the danger point Dr T W Hud son her physician said in a bul letin today Hunt for 2 Robbers of Des Moines Safe DES MOINES Feb 22 lice were searching for two men who forced Ernest Moore assistant cashier of a dairy to open the com pany safe The bandits took approxi mately police said pointed outthat the report of the Brooking institute later would probably Involve a com plete reorganization of the state government and any change before that would merely entail disorgan ization and expenses By Joint Committee Herring said four bills were be ingprepared by a joint committee for presentation March 13 which would reorganize the financial structure of the itate government centralize the auditing of state ac counts in the auditors office cen tralize stato purchasing and con tracting and centralize billing ol motor vehicle taxes He pointed out that within six months there would be available an exhaustive study of our pres ent taxing methods for considera tion of the special session In his comment on the congres sional resolution for repeal of the eighteenth amendment the gov ernor said I suggest you Immedi ately pass legislation authorizing such constitutional convention and appointment of an interim commit tee which upon being advised of the action of this constitutional amendment shall immediately pre pare such legislation as will con form to the action of the constitu tional convention in relation to present statutes Weiland Gets 8 Year Term for Killing of Iowa Cityan With Car IOWA CITY Feb 22 B Weiland 21 Riverside was sen tenced to eight years in the Fort Madison penitentiary late Tuesday by Judge James P Caffney after he had pleaded guilty to a manslaugh ter charge He was also assessed a fine Weiland was charged with crim inal negligence when his car struck and killed Morgan B Hartsock 67 of Iowa City Monday night Wea Michigan Banks Will Reopen on Thursday LANSING Mirh Feb 22 Michigan banks will reopen Thurs day morning for limited withdraw als under a proclamation issued to day by Gov William A Comstock Thayer of Anaconda Copper Mining Dies NEW YORK Feb 22 jamin B Thayer vice president of Anaconda Copper Mining company died at his Fifth avenue home to day at the age of 70 He underwent a major operation 12 days ago IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday somcxvlmt colder In cast and southeast portions Wednebday nlglit and In extreme southeast portion Thursday Rising temperature in northwest portion Thursday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 44 Minimum in Night 28 At 8 A M 35 Tuesdays maximum of 44 de grees was a new high mark for February but that mark was being surpassed Wednesday   

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