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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 27, 1933, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXIX THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALt NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS EDIT FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 27 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONP NO 124 Sincere in Voting Wet Many Drys Did Not Flop in Fear of Constituents undoubtedly ASHINGTON Feb 27 CPA all sen ators and repre sentatives who after casting dry ballots in congress for the last dozen years voted recently for resubmis sion of prohibi tion can fairly be said to have flopped solely because they realized that sen timent in their various con s t ituencies had changed many lawmakers with no personal sympathy what ever for prohibition have posed as drys from purely political motives However there likewise are among the legislators a consider able proportion of sincere drys of a few years ago who now have arrived at the equally honest con clusion that the prohibition experi ment was a mistake It is open to wet critics to say that these individuals ought to have known better and some of them do sc that a public man who ever fa vored such a federal regulation as the eighteenth amendment never again should be trusted in a position of responsibility But it does not follow that they were hypocrities A Large Order Few even in the drys ranks con tend that ratification of the repeal r olution will fail to carry by a ma jority On the opposite hand there are wets who admit that a three quarters majority may prove to be a large order There seems to be an unwilling ness on both sides to contemplate unpleasant situation ifleJf ratification does iy of states 75 per cent is lacking That enforcement would utterly collapse in such a contingency is agreed Indeed it is predicted that the Volstead law simply would be wiped out and that no more enforce ment funds would be obtainable Nevertheless nullification is a term from which the legallyminded folk who constitute nearly the whole of tile national legislature shrink in horror Besides intoxicants must be legalized to become taxable Some Complications In the event that congress under takes to hasten dilatory states into action through federal provision for conventions in the respective com monwealths the further possibility exists of constitutional complica tions The supreme court as con stituted a few years ago was frank ly referred to on Capitol hill as a dry body With its present mem bership however wets express the opinion that it at least would give repeal an even break nstead of straining a point to humper it as some of them are free to say they think it might have done hereto fore It is the impression in Washington that if and when the eighteenth amendment is disposed of few states will continue in the dry column Maine and Kansas it is surmised probably will do so as a matter rf perhaps Arkansas There also arc a few which have dry con stitutions of their own like Oklaho ma and North Dakota But in the main it is forecastthat prohibition will be generally abandoned for a time anyway It is conceded that many states may return to It later lownn Killed by Car Mr PLE Feb 27 William R 60 Mt Pleas ant was kiid Saturday night when struck by a car driven by Max Moore of Mt Pleasant 7 OF ROOSEVELT CABINET NAMED U S to Work With League Body FRANCE OFFERS TO TAKE PART IN ARMS EMBARGO Japanese Plan to Occupy jehol Capital City by March 10 WASHINGTON Feb 27 American cooperation with the ad visory committee created by the league of nations to follow the Manchurian developments was an nounced today by the state depart ment This advisory committee is not the conciliation committee but an other committee similarly organ ized for the purpose of following the developments in the far east and acting upon them as they progress The state department made It clear that the action of this ad ministration is not designed to bind the incoming administration It was explained that in its agreement to cooperate with the advisory committee the United States is merely following out the policy outlined since the beginning of the clash in Manchuria Wants U S and Britain PARIS Feb 27 is ready to participate in any arms embargo proposed by the league of nations for the far east prbvided the United States an Great Britain also learned to day Jnhigru i quarters Russian WE would be desirable possibly not essential it was said The French government is re fraining from any initiative in this matter but will follow the lead of the league Stop Arms Exports LONDON Feb 27 TVSir John Simon foreign secretary announced in the house ot commons today that pending an international solution of the far east arms embargo ques tion that the British government would not authorize the issuance of licenses for export either to China or Japan of any arms or war muni tions In making this announcement in an arms embargo debate the opposi tion had initiated Sir John said that pending international consid eration of the question the govern ment believed any effort and any sacrifice were worth making which would reduce the risk of widening the field ot the far eastern conflict or lead to a prolongation of blood shed Borah Opposes Joining W Feb 27 Chairman Borah of the senate for eign relations committee said to day he was opposed to joining Eur opean powers in an embargo on ex ports of arms to both Japan and China on the ground it would be ol more assistance to Japan McGuire Pleads Guilty in Moose Order Lottery Case Codefendant of Receives Two Year Sentences NEW YORK Feb 27 nard C McGuire professional pro moter pleaded guilty today in the Loyal Order of Moose federal lot tery case in which he was code fendant with U S Senator James J Davis of Pennsylvania Judge Alfred C Coxe sentenced McGuire to a year and a day in At lanta penitentiary on each of two indictments the sentences to run with a similar sen tence imposed when lie was con victed in the case of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Trial of Davis and two other de fendants called for today was put over until next Monday on request of Defense Attorney Charles H Tuttle who told the court he was engaged in another case McGuire was convicted along with Conrad c Mann and Frank E Hering Eagles officials Raymond Walsh his assistant was acquitted in that case Walsh also ia a defendant in the Moose case as is Theodore G Mill er head the Moose propagation department Senator Davis is di rector general of the Moose All of the defendants are charged with conspiracy to violate federal lottery laws and with the shipment of lottery tickets across state lines WILL OCCUPY CITY AUNT MET By Robert Quillen I dont know what to do when Cousin Lizzies folks come Id like to show off my new napkins but I hate to waste em on kin folks By JAMES A MILLS CHINCHOW Manchuria Feb 27 by the rapid sweep of divisions under Lieut Gens Yosh ikazu Nishi and Masayemon Saka moto and Maj Gen Kennosuke Mogis cavalry brigade Japanese officers were boasting today that they will occupy Jehol Citj on March 10 anniversary of the 1905 battle of Mukden in the RussoJapanese war These forces were approaching the important mountain passes of Lingyuan and Chihfeng above half way points in their advances across Jehol described as the last im portant line of the Chinese defense Jaapnese officers said the prog ress of their troops was easier and cheaper than the high command hoped for The Mukden anniversary is the armys memorial day Confidence Persists Such confidence persists despite the fact that an Infantry brigade under Maj Gen Heijiro Hattori was checked in southeastern Jehol where a battle was lasting all morning It was the first olace where Japanese tested the mettle of the regulars of Marshal Chang HsiaoLiang North China military ruler and it was reported the heav iest engagement thus far in the campaign The Hattori brigade was halted at Shamoashan about 100 miles east of Jehol City and only 15 miles inside the border Marshal Changs regulars held their ground despite repeated attacks Marshal Changs nineteenth bri gade made Shamaoshan on the Turn to rage 5 Column 7 3INSULLSAND14 OTHERS INDICTED Former Securities Officers and Directors Charged With Mail Frauds CHICAGO Feb 27 Insull Sr two members of his family and 36 other former officers and directors of the bankrupt cor poration securities company were indicted today on charges of using the mails in a scheme to defraud Heading the list of defendants were the former head of the vast Insull utilities and investment em pire now an exile in Greece his son Samuel Jr still a member of the executive staff of the operating utilities In Chicago and his brother Martin who is in Canada fighting extradition to Chicago on state charges of larceny and embezzle ment Stanley Field nephew of the first Marshall Field and chairman of the ContinentalIllinois National bank and trust company of Chi cago largest bank west of New York was also named He wns a director of the once in vestment house that was one of In sulls last great flings in the util ities investment field Six Month Study The indictments culminated from a six month perusal of Insull led gers by the auditing corps of the U S bureau of investigation in terpreted to the grand jury for the last week by government account ants and witnesses who had lost their money in the collapse of the securities The government alleged that In sull and his codirectors of the Cor poration Securities company were responsible for a fancy system of bookkeeping that made profits ap parent while the company actually never earned money Use of the United States mails to circularize Investors was the basis for the mail fraud charge May no Impossible Prosecutors have admitted how ever that it may be impossible to bring the two elder Insulls to trial on the mail fraud charge since it is not an extraditable offense Samuel Sr has already defeated attempts of the state of Illinois to return him to Chicago on the larceny and embezzlement counts since these charges also are not grounds for extradition from Greece Each of the 25 counts in the in dictment Is subject to a maximum penalty of five years in prison and fine making the defendants punishable if convicted by a pos sible maximum of 125 years in fed era penitentiary and fine Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal Feb never had a greater ex ample of why there will always be war than we are having right now Twentyone nations of the league denounce Japans Chinese invasion also the U S while not a member also agrees with them Now all in the world they got to do to stop it instantly is to agree to not trade with an aggressor nation meaning Japan but they wont sacrifice their trade just to save bloodshed The league has got the weapon to stop war but try and get the nations to give up that trade Whats a few thousand dead Chinamen com pared to Japan as a cash cus tomer Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1933 McNauRht Syndicate Bandit Slain at Benson in Fight With Policeman One Minnesota Robber Dead Wounded Kidnaped Man Released Mortgage Bill Given Up for This Session WASHINGTON Feb 27 The senfite today laid aside the HullWalcctt mortgage bill after strong opposition made it appear the measure could not pass this ses sion BENSON Miun Feb 27 group of bandits who kidnaped a Minneapolis attorney to get his automobile for use in their raids shot it out with a policeman here last night and one of the robbers was killed and another wounded The dead bandit unidentified was left behind by his companions one of whom was wounded but who escaped The men were shot by S O John son chief of police here who had hidden himself in a local oil filling station following reports of rob beries in nearby towns Jump Out When the bandit car drove up to the station here two men jumped out and robbed the attendant As they prepared to leave Johnson fired and one man dropped fatally wounded The second ran for the car into which Johnson fired wounding a man sitting in it The unhurt bandit drove away after exchanging shots with John son During the shooting Clay W Johnson the Minneapolis attorney was in a back seat but he was not hit A short distance out of Ben son he was released by his captors who fled in another car Telephones to Wife Clay Johnson telephoned his wife in Minneapolis that he un harmed except for Deing shaken up He had been kidnaped earlier in the evening in Minneapolis as he sat in the machine waiting for Mrs Johnson to make some pur chases in a store When she came out the car and Mr Johnson had disappeared Police were checking to learn whether the bancllt gang was the same as that which on Feb 10 kid naped a garage mechanic near St Peter Minn and released him at Cedar Rapids Iowa wliere they ab ducted another man PNEUMONIA HAS FIRMER HOLD ON CHICAGO MAYOR Area Doubles in Day as Cermak Gasps in His Breathing MIAMI Fla Feb 27 pneumonia area in the lower lobe of Mayor Anton J Cermaks light lung has practically doubled in size since it was discovered yesterday Dr Karl A Meyer announced today While the pneumonia area is twice as large as it was yesterday it is not more alarming because it remains confined to tte right lower lobe Dr Meyer said The spread from yesterday does not indicate that a corresponding spread may continue to develop On the contrary it may diminish Condition la Unchanged His statement vas made in com ments upon a bulletin issued at 2 p m and covered the results of an examination of Mayor Cermak by Dr Frederick Ticc of Chicago The examination required more than an hour The official bulletin said Mayor Cermaks condition re mains practically unchanged He has had a restful day without opi ates or sleeping medicines His color is good and hia pulse cpntln uKand strong taken considerable nourishment Temper ature 101 pulse 112 respiration 36 The respiration rate was a drop FOLLOWS FATHER IN CABINET Henry A Wallace ot DCS Molncs Is shown with his mother dis cussing his appointment to the position of secretary of agriculture In Presidentelect Roosevelts unbind n position held by his fitthcr the livte Henry C Wallace la the Harding mlmlnistrntion Associated Press of four day points from eariier in the The thingin Gasps higher respiralorj rate caused worry to the attending doc tors who frankly said their hope for his recovery was lessened by the development of pneumonia and a weakening of the heart The pneumonia is located in the area where a bullet fired by Gieu seppe Zangara In the attempted as sassination of Presidentelect Roose velt tore through the lower tip of the lung The steady climb of the respira tion is dangerous Dr Walter Hamburger Chicago specialist said The normal rate is 16 to 18 and the present rate means that Afayor gasps Cermak is breathing In Walter Hiers Film Comedian Is Dead HOLLYWOOD Feb 27 m Hiers rotund comedian of the films died today at the resi dence of his fatherinlaw from an attack of bronchia pneumonia Oxygen Little Help The oxygen tent is not accom plishing the puipose for which it was decided upon The patient Is so ill that the oxygen does not work as well as we hoped it would The physicians announced that a second blood transfusion would not be made today the first was made Saturday They gave him another intravenous injection during the morning to supply nourishment Members of the mayors immedi j ate family who rushed to his bed side on receiving news of his being wounded arrived at the hospital today shortly before 11 a m Dr Frank 7 irk a an attending physi cian and soninlaw of the mayor had kept them informed earlier by telephone Mrs Gill Poorer Dr Meyer this morning had said The pneumonic crisis is six or seven days We see nothing in the immediate prospects that death is near Pessimistic news also camn from the bedside of Mrs Joe H Gill of Miami also seriously shot during Zangaras tiring Dr T W Hutson attending her said Mrs Gills condition was not as favorable today as it has been on previous days since the Bayfront park tragedy Her condition is alarming he said National City Heads Resign During Probe Senate Body Resumes Study Mitchell Baker Quit WASHINGTON Feb 27 The senate banking committee was told today that a National City com pany prospectus which offered OOOUOO of Peruvian honda to the public in 1827 made no mention ot unfavorable reports on Peruvian conditions that were held in the files t the company The evidence was presented dur ing I he testimony of Hugh B Bak er who resigned today as president of the company Replying to questions by Ferdi nand Pccora the committee counsel Baker said his company handled 000000 of the bonds They were sold av S9S50 a hundred dollar bond and now are around 7 for the same bond Questioned by Pecora Baker said finally that he doubted whether the public would have invested If it had been given the facts that were known to the company Charles E Mitchell who also has resigned as chairman of the Nation al City bank was waiting to testify Accept Mitchell Kesigimtion NEW YORK Feb 27 resignation of Charles E Mitchell as chairman of the National City bank was accepted today at a meet ing of the board The board elected James H Per kins president ot the City Bank Farmers Trust company n National City affiliate as chairman to suc ceed Mitchell Perkins became president of the Farmers Loan and Trust company in June 1921 He became president and director of the City Bank Parmcrs Trust and a director of the National City bank when the Na tional City bank acquired control of the Farmers Loan and Trust Perkins will immediately assume his duties ns chairman of the Na tional City bank CABINET CHOICES CLAUDE A SWANSON Secretary of Nnvy 14 Killed as Elevator Cage Falls 7000 Feet JOHANNESBURG South Afri ca Feb 27 Europeans and 12 native miners were killed today when an elevator cage crashed in the bottom of a 7000 foot shaft at the Crown mines by no means but she suf I ferecl a slight setback during the night Tionrcr Found Dead RED OAK Feb 27 N Weterlund 79 pioneer resident of Red Oak was found dead in bed last nigtit Five sons and daugh ters survive Two Convicts Fail in Attempted Getaway With Homemade Guns SACRAMENTO Cal Feb 27 Colson and Lloyd Samp sell Folsom prisoners took com mand of the prison administration building with homemade guns to day but failed in a plot to force Warden Court Smith and guards to escort them to liberty Officials said Colson committed suicide and Sainpicll was disarmed House Stands Pat on Roosevelt Power to Regroup Government WASHINGTON Feb 27 The house today refused to recede from its position giving President Elect Roosevelt broad powers to re organize the government and again sent the S9GO000000 treasurypost office department bill back to con ference1 with the senate It also again refused to accept the Bratton 5 per cent cut amendment put in the bill by the other branch of con gress HAROLD ICKKS Secretary of Interior BRITISH ENVOY AND HULL TALK WASHINGTON Feb 27 Sir Ronald Lindsay British ambas sador conferred with Cordcll Hull Roosevelt secretary of state for an hour and a half today but was un communicative as he left the meet ing James A Farley HENRY WALLACE STUDIES JOB OF AID FOR FARMER Swanson for Navy Ickes Interior and Farley Postmaster By FRANCIS M STElHUNSON HYDE PARK N Y Feb 27 Hoosevelt added two more names to his cabinet to day Senator Claude A Swanson of Virginia as sec tary of the navy and Harold Ickes of Illinois as secretary of the interior Senator Swan son is an author ity on naval af fairs He is one of the staunch oat preparedness a d v o catcs on apltol hill At he same time he an advocate f international greement for imitation of armaments and a nember of the American arms dele gation Mr Ickes is a lawyer and has icen identified more or less with he republican independent group He has been associated with Sen ator Johnson of California in past political campaigns and is regarded by Mr Roosevelt as a leader lor good government Hud Numed Five He had previously announced PQlntment of his officially announced all confirming an earlier published list thus far are Secretary of state Cordon Hull of Tennessee Secretary of the treasury William H Wnodin of Pcnnsyl vanin am Now York Secretary of War George H Dern of Utah Postmaster general James A Farley of New York Secretary of agriculture Henry A Wallace of Iowa Secretary of tile navy Claude A Swnnson of Virginia Secretary of the interior Harold Ickes of Illinois This leaves three posts in the cabinet still to be officially an lounced although It is generally hc ieved that the attorney general vill be Thomas J Walsh of Mon ana the secretary ot commerce Daniel C Roper of South Carolina nd Uia secretary of Inbor Miss ranees Perkins of New York My Old CuUttiguc Announcing todays appointment he presidentelect simply coment ed I liltc the cut of their jibs Confirming his selection of Scna or Swanson fur the naval posl Roosevelt reteired to the veteran Virginian as my ukl colleague Swanson is ranking member of sotli the seriate naval and foreign relations committee ind would hnvr succeeded Senator Borah r Idaho as chairman of the latter It was indicated that Swanson probably would give up his post a the Geneva arms delegation although no consideration bas been in that Thought Well Informed In discussing the selection ol Ickes it was emphasized that party affiliations had nothing to cln with his choice Roosevelt said lir had known Ickes for 20 years nr more and regarded him well in formed on internal affairs The interior department Ocnls almost entirely with weslcn pruh cms and it is ono of the fcvtimrs Plans to Leave Wednesday to Attend Inauguration of Roosevelt I5y STKPHEX 7 MuDOXOUGir Jr DES MOINES Feb 27 Pi Henry A Wallace the next secre tary of agriculture today began a cleanup of his local affairs pre paratory to leaving Wednesday for Washington to attend the inaugu ration ot PresidentElect Roose velt and begin hiq new duties Named yesterday as the Roose velt selection for the cabinet posi tion which many rank as second only to the treasury post Wallace declined to comment on his ap pointment other than to nay I hope I may have the strength and wisdom to help the president IOWA WEATHER Generally fair In imrllmtsl portion purtly cloudy to cloudy In cast mid south portions probably rain in ftnuth iml ex treme east portion Moiuhiy nlght and Xiirsclny colder Tucs dny and In northwest portion Monday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Siniihty Minimum in NiRht 2S At 8 A M Monilivy 3S Figues for like period ending al 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday Minimum in night 11 I
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