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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 1, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas ILY PA Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXIX ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1HB SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 1 1933 PAPEft CONSISTS OF SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 126 Ask Raid on Wall Street Independents Urge Walsh to Make Attack By CHARLES P STEWART WASHINGTON March i CPA Thomas J Walsh as at torney general will be a bitter dis appointment to radical solons if he fails to launch an early legal at tack against the vast interests which they hold responsible for the deliberately ma nipulated depres sion in great part they con tend It may not have been for Senator Walshs especial guidance but it generally is assumed to have been mainly for his benefit that Senator Norris of Ne braska has been at pains during the closing days J Walsh of the current congressional session to indicate just whom the folk are that the progressives have in mind as the manipulators Uses Huge Charts The Nebraskon went at his task thoroughly Pointer in hand and with charts dozens of feet square covering the senate chamber walls he over looked not the smallest detail in his description of the fashion in as hs sees it the country has been squeezed dry of its resources to sweeten the coffers of a few Wall street financiers It was a sweeping indictment Congressman McFadden has made a similar attempt in the house of representatives but the rules of that congressional branch keep him muzaled Fragmentarily the story has been told before the senate stock market investigators and other committees but before these bodies it has been brought out In installments with 11 SfiA V sequence or cohesion it may be worth jjy nator Norris supplied the new at jrney general with a well rounded If walsu chooses he Is equipped to go ahead with it from the vantage point of the justice de partment starting the day he en ters the cabinet Far be it from any of the pro gressives of course to intimate as Turn lo FaRe 2 Column 2 HITCHHIKER IS ROBBED OF Loses Money Near Woden to Bandits Who Offered Invitation WODEN March hitchhiker who was going from Buffalo Cen ter to Woden was robbed of 55 shortly before noon today by two men who gave him a ride In a car The victim was Lev Gusten about 32 whose home is in Buffalo Cen ter When Gusten was within about 3 miles of Woden two men drove by and asked him to ride He accepted but when the car had gone about three blocks they asked him if he had any money When he replied to the negative they told him he lied After the bandits stuck a pistol into his side and told him to hold his bonds up they took his money The victim stopped at the nearest farm house and the sheriff was called He said he saw the first two numbers on the auto license Indicat ing the car was from OBrien coun ty AUNT HET By Robert Quillen If shes satisfied with a nasty basement just because nobody sees it I aint sur prised to find out she dresses without takin a bath CHURCH RAZED AT NORA SPRINGS Three Major Problems to Face New President CAPITAL MAKES READY FOR GALA DAY Budget Balancing War Debts Economics to Be Big Issues By JAMES COPE Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON March 1 Brilliant bunting snapping in a March wind scurrying crowds from the corners of the land signalled today the imminence of the event of three days hence but under neath this bustling exterior the men chosen by Franklin D Roosevelt dug soberly into tough problems de manding urgent solution The major part of the new cab inet either was in Washington en route or expected tomorrow Those here were working fully as hardas though already in harness to mas ter details of the big departments in their charge or to make final preparations for launching into of ficial action 3 Jobs Stant Out As they grasped their tasks three objectives stood out as the most ur gent Obtaining an international economic adjustment principally on war debts tariff and other trade barriers striking a balance in the federal expenditures which for months and years now have run way beyond income and active steps to quiet domestic financial difficulties such as bank troubles which have cropped up in various areas There are midsummer deadlines for action on the first two but an enormous amount of preparatory work has been done on both The president to be and his sec retary of state Cordell Hull have conferred with the diploiats of Great Britain and France a ground work is laid for early negotiations with the British Action is leeded before the June 15 due date Eor next payments The world economic conference with which the problem is much involved is in the offing Treasury Balancing On the equally urgent treasury balancing the new budget director Lewis W Douglas has been hard at work with expert assistance aiming at speedy and real reduction of ex penditures A report soon after in auguration has been indicated and if congress now passes the economy act with its provision for depart mental reorgniztion the new presi dent Is expected by many to make an immediate start It is regarded as certain that he will go after even more power for retrenchment when the new con gress meets in special session but the present grant of authority may be used to put into effect confi dencebreeding economies Speculation has spread on wheth er Mr Roosevelt will wait until midApril to call the inevitable spe cial session It has todo Its share for budget balancing before Julyl and most observers agree tbe soon er the better Regarded as Pressing Somerelief demands may be re garded as equally pressing with di rect fiscal steps Stimulation of confidence is seen here as a national and world wide requirement and the capital is in real suspense for the inaugural ad dress of the new president and his first iessage to congress Thepressure for relief of all types is largely directed at the one big question of debt Railroads banks farmers all are looking to Washington In addition the unem ployed and the cities and states which are trying to care for them and tn maintain schools and other services under dwindling incomes also are clamoring for help Looked to for Relief Specifically the new administra tion Is being looked to for Relief from topheavy mortgages and bond ed indebtedness relief from low farm prices legislation and loan funds to strengthen the private fi nancial structure legislation and funds either to help feed or to find occupation for the jobless and to tide over communities in difficul ties Further with a tremendous influx to congress of new members urgent ly pressed from home the adminls tratlon will meet terrific pressure for Infatlon The demands are clear the response of the chief executive so far has ben indicated only by as Tum o fuse 2 Column 3 Disappointed in Naming of Miss Perkins A F of L Protests as Women Laud Labor Post Choice WASHINGTON March 1 William Green president of the American Federation of Labor said in a statement today the officers and members of the federation were keenly disappointed over Presi dentElect Roosevelts selection of a secretary of labor The statement by Green came after officials of the National League of Women Voters the wo mans party and other prominent women had joined In praising the selection of Miss Frances Perkins for the labor post Green said that labor haa con sistently contended that the depart ment of labor should be what Hs name implies and that the secretary of labor should be representative of labor one who understands labor labors probiems labors psychol ogy collective bargaining indus trial relations and one who enjoys the confidence of labor In the opinion of labor the new ly appointed secretary of labor does not meet these qualifications Labor can never become reconciled to he selection made LOUIS MAC STEVE HYDE PARK N Y March 1 Roosevelt com pleted the selection of his official family today and with a serious mind and light heart turned toward the white house He picked Louis Mac and Steve for his M Howe senior secretary and Marvin H Mc Intyre of Kentucky and Stephen T Early of Virginia as his other chief aides in the white house The cabinet was completed offi cially last night with the announce ments of Miss Frances Perkins New York state commissioner of labor as the secretary of labor and Daniel C Roper of South Carolina as secretary of commerce Has Finished Task So far as immediate appointments are concerned Mr Roosevelt has Turn lo InRe 2 Column GERMANY ISSOES TREASON DECREE Death Penalty Provided for Disclosing of Important Military Secrets BERLIN March I dent von Hindenburg issued a de cree today against treason to the German people and highly treason able machinations sharply in creasing penalties for espionage treason and subvessive acts The death penalty was provided for attempting to obtain or disclos ing important military secrets Ten years imprisonment was specified for transmitting to foreign governments objects or news even if false which should be kept secret in the interest of the reich Not less than three months im prisonment for publicly printing or discussing news which should be kept from foreign governments ir respective of whether the news was correct or faked was specified Subversive Propaganda Concerning subversive propa ganda the decree provides that whoever designs circulates or keeps in stock for the purpose of circu lation printed matter whose con tents in inciting to use force against state authorities or in In stigating preparations for or inrita tions to strikes in vital plants shows treasonable intent may be punished up to three years impris onment Because of the greatly disturbed condition of German politics the minister of the interior forbade all motion picture theaters to exhibit a news reel showing the attempted assassination of PresidentElect Roosevelt Communists Leave Country COPENHAGEN Denmark March 1 Reese woman com munist member of the German relchstag reached here today in dis guise with several other prominent Germnn communists They were re ported to have crossed the Danish frontier this morning RESTING BEFORE INAUGURATION This new picture to Mr amiMrs Franklin D Koosevclt WHS taken at their country estate at Hyrtc N Y where they rested prior to transferring their residence to the white house Associated Press as Council Bluffs Blockade Intended to Force Dairy to Join CoOp Association COUNCIL BLUFFS March 1 LT in roadside ditches near here tortay as farmer picket groups gradually tightened blockade lines on a number of highways leading into Council Bluffs Picket groups held two main highways 7 and 34 and at least one side road at noon and were gradually extending their forces to other roads The blockade was directed against the A and S daivy here a sub sidiary of the Beatrice Creamery company the only dairy in Council Bluffs and Omaha that has refused to join the NebraskaIowa Cooper ative Milk association Two Txmds Dumped Two truckloads of milk were dumped during the forenoon and one early this afternoon Twenty farmers dumped the first truck load on a side road southeast of here Shortly afterward a group of about 50 stationed near the Iowa school for the deaf on high way 34 dumped another load Offers to Return J C Wurz of Council Bluffs was driver of thefirst truck stopped by the pickets He offered to return the milk to farmers from whom he had collected it but the group dumped his milk by the roadside The second truck stopped was that of Bert Colweli of Glenwood Farmers poured 550 gallons of milk Into the ditch Colweli who stopped and made no attempt to run the blockade said be would bring no more loads until the dispute had been settled Directors of the milk association holding their regular quarterly meeting at Omaha today said the dumping was not sanctioned by the association but was not surpris ing Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal March England says we wont sell war materials to Japan as she lias been proven the agressor na tion We say well that would be taking sides We want to oe in the position whore we can sell to both sides then tlcy wonder why Europe thinks we are always out for the dough Lets dont kid ourselves we are out for it a lot of the time England tries to stop war We try to stop disarmament One fellow ries to stop the actual fight we try to regulate the number of bullets he shall have after the fight staru take your pick as to who Is the humanitarian Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1933 McNailRlH Syndicate Dail Eireann Abolishes Oath to British Crown DUBLIN Irish Free State March 1 Dail Eireann today passed by a vote of 75 to 49 a gov ernment bill abolishing the oath of allegiance to the British crown To Share Estate of Slain Former lowan OKLAHOMA CITY March 1 JFi Relatives in Iowa and Georgia will share in the estate of I E Hemmingway former lowan slain last November The estate is esti mated at 533645 TO RECOVER NOW Doctors Say Heart Lungs Sound Good Mayor Able to Eat MIAMI Fla March 1 Barring unforeseen developments Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago will recover from Giuseppe Zan garas bullet wound and the com plications that followed It his at tending physicians anr ounced today Mayor CermaU is yii the upgrade now Dr Frederick Tice said His lungs and heart sound good Barring unforeseen circum stances we now can say he will recover Dr Karl A Meyer find other phy sicians concurred in the statement Full chest examinations today showed a lessening of the pneumonic consolidation in the lower lobe of Cermaks right lung The pneumonia first was reported Sunday It doubled in size by Monday night but remained stationary Tuesday and then diminished the doctors said The colitis that caused some con cern last week has lessened con siderably and he now is able to take by mouth sufficient foots to sus tain him The kidney action also has improved At noon time Mayor Cermak had a baked potato for nourishment He had slept most of the morning BANKRUPT LAW REFORM IS SENT TO WHITE HOUSE Senate Passes Mortgage Foreclosure Holiday Measure WASHINGTON March 1 The drastic emergency bankruptcy revision bill today received final ongressional action and was sent o the white house for President loovers signature The house adopted the senate amendments to the bill 207 to 26 Supported by the leadership of both the democratic and republican parties the house approved the sen ate amendments designed to aid Individuals and farmers but excluding corporations The purpose of the railroad sec ion is to let railroads reorganize under interstate commerce commls ion and federal court approval to ivoid going into expensive receiver hip proceedings The rcorganiza ion is to be effected through cred tors and stockholders Approved by Hoover The provisions affecting individ uals and farmers permit them to make voluntary readjustments of Lheir debts without recourse to for mal bankruptcy Both President Hoover and Pres dentcloct Rosoevelt are under stood to have approved the legisla tion Action came after an hour of de bate in which opposition was led b Representative Tarver D Ga o thegrourid it would not benef farmers but railroads The senate passed with surpris ingapcod the HulIWalcott mort gage foreclosure moratorium bill I now goes to the house This emergency measure apply ing to mortgages on farms and ur ban homes of 58000 value and less was approved within five minutes after It had been brought up Reconstruction Loans The bill provides for 500000000 of Reconstruction Corporation loans to be made to holders of mortgages on farms nnd small homes on con dition they will agree not to fore close for two years The money is to cover delinquent taxes Interest and installments The senate earlier accepted house amendments Lo the Smith cotton poolacreage reduction bill and sent the measure to the white house There is some doubt whether Presi dent Hoover will sign it A resolution by Senator Wheeler D Mont asking the secretary of agriculture for a report on the ef fect on wheat prices of the suspen sion of some Chicago board of trade restrictions in October was agreed U by the senate The resolution was agreed to without discussion and without a record vote Moratorium on Bonds Chairman Norris R of the senate judiciary committee In troduced in the senate a bill pro viding for bond moratoriums by mu nicipalities and called the committee to meet tomorrow to consider it Congressional conferees on the treasurypostoffice ap propriation bill reached a complete agreement eliminating the senate provision for a blanket 5 per cent slash in expenditures but accepting the amendment giving the incoming president broad powers to reorgan ize government departments The senate 45 to 28 adopted the Black resolution directing the post master general to postpone award ing an ocean mall contract to the Philadelphia Mall Steamship com pany pending an investigation American Consul at Nagasaki Japan Dies YOKOHAMA March 1 Henry B Hitchcock American con sul at Nagasaki died today at the Yokohama general hospital follow ing an operation Investigation of Bern Death Ends Upholds Jury Suicide Verdict LOS ANGELES March 1 Official investigation into the death of Paul Bern husband of Jean Har low film star was closed Tuesday with a formal announcement that nothing had been developed to over turn the coroners jury of suicide The statement was signed by Dis trict Attorney Buron Fitts William W Widenham foreman of the county grand jury O G Lawton member of the grand jury anc Robert Stewart chief deputy dis trict attorney Major Cities of Jehol Fall to Japanese nvadinff Army Enters Linguuan on Way to Capital City STJICHUNG Manchuria March Heljiro Hattorl com mndlng the fourteenth brigade of he Japanese army entered the city f LIngyuan Jehol shortly after Ightfall today Rengo Japanese news agency ispatches said there was heavy ghting before the Chinese defend rs submitted THREE CITIES FALL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Chinas grasp on the province of ehol has begun to weaken under he hammering of the Japanese rmy marching westward from Janhcuria At all points the Chinese were eported to have put up a good ight but Wednesdays dispatches old of the fall of Chlhfeng chlen ing and Wungkungfu strategic defense points in the path of the advance toward Jehol City The resistance was stiffer in the louth but the town of Peichang ingtze was reproted to have beet aptured after a battle which lasted leveral hours This point is 30 miles nside the Jehol border and about 85 miles from Jehol city The de tense was In the hands of regular provided by Marshal Chang Hsiao Liang Having taken Chihfeng the in vaders have overcome the moa serious obstacle In tlieir advanc southward from Kallu In China and In Tokio as we there is considerable resentment a the action of Great Britain in ap plying a temporary arms emburg against both countries It was an nounced at Nanking that the cen rral government will make reprcsen tatlons in London by way of pro test SETBACK FOR JAPAN PEIPING March 1 dra matic SinoJapanese clash in a snow Irlvfn pass in central Jehol was lescribed In Chinese official dis latches today from the battle area Failing to force their way hrough strongly held Chinese posi ions at Palshihtsuimen near Jngyuan 1000 Japanese were re lorted to have made a sudden sortie hrough a small ravine Alter tolling halfway up the ocky slopes the invaders were said o have spotted through falling now the figures of a detachment f Chinese silhouetted along the idge Defenders Open Fire Mistaking these for Isolated bands f Guerillas the Japanese pushed ip toward the head of the ravine Turn to PHffe 2 Cotimln 3 4 MEN CHARGED WITH PERJURY Accused of False Testimony at Inquest in Death at Calmar DECORAH March menta were returned late yesterday afternoon against Ed R e 1 c k s Charlie and Raymond Rothmeyer and Raymond French who are charged with perjury before a cor oners jury The four young men who were witnesses at the recent nquest concerning the death of Gil bcrt Dowd of Calmar on Feb 2 and the almost fatal Injury f his older brother Orval gave conflict T testimony at the Inquest offi cers stated Relcks and Rothmeyer are from Eldorado and the other two are residents of Festina All the men tire n their late twenties with the ex ception of Reicks who is 21 Sheriff Mike Graf left last evening for El dorado and Festina and brought the three young men to the county jail where they aro confined to wait trial Gilbert Dowd was killed when itruck by a hit and run driver and ils brother Orval was critically njured The latter Is recovering The verdict at the Inquest wa that he boys were struck by a car or ruck the driver of which was un known FIREMEN FROM mm CITY AID FIGHTING BLAZE lave Other Buildings as Methodist Structure Burns Down NORA SPRINGS March ethodist church the largest in wn was destroyed by a spcctacu r fire shortly before noon today ocai firemen and a fire company om Mason City prevented the iread of the flames which for a me threatened neighboring build A great pillar of smoke and ames which rose high above the apidly burning structure was vis le for miles and attracted hun reds of persons from the country urrounding Nora Springs A crowd hlch was quickly Increased by e arrival of school children dia issed about the time the fire was scoveredwatched the progress of ie flames Church Bell Falls High above the doomed structure le church bell hung on a frame ork of massive timbers remained ntil the building almost gone the ower collapsed throwing the bell rith a final dull clang into ling When discovered the fire already nvolved most of the interior of the hurch It was believed to have tarted from a chimney to which he furnace in which a fire was was attached An estimate of the loss had not been made this afternoon but the congregation carried insurance on the building Wall Pushed Inward Firemen and assisting citizens exerting every effort to save the personage only a Ji burning edifice were aided by a northwest wind which blew the flames and embers away from the house The wall of the church next to the parsonage was pushed n ward to prevent it from collapsing outward against the house The roaring flames hurled embers nto the air which fallingon neigh boring buildings threatened for a ime to spread the conflagration Firemen kept streams of water laying on buildings across the treet Early In the afternoon the flames were brought under control 44 Years Old The Methodist church was built n Nora Springs 44 years ago and ince that time had been one of the rominent structures in the town i previous fire some years ago was xtinguished with only slight dam Todays fire recalled to the mind f long time residents of Nora prings the fire which destroyed he Methodist church which had ccn erected before the structure cstroyed today Spencer Warehouse Entered by Thieves SPENCER March 1 warehouse of Spencer Grocer com any wholesalers was robbed of 700 here last night The thieves orced a steel gate and broke hrough a steel outer door of the varehouse Tho money was cash brought in by truck drivers lost night and represented two days Farmer Out on Bond on Perjury Charges SHENANDOAH March 1 Bert Joscphaon Essex farmer was released on J2000 bond after being ndlcted for perjury by the grand ury for an alleged false sworn statement when applying for a bank loan SKf IOWA WEATHER Cloudy slightly warmer in central nnd southeast portion Light showers In northwest portion Wednesday night Thursday cloudy colder In west portion probably some rain or snow In west and north central portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fojt 24 hour period ending at 8 oclocli Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday Minimum In Night At 8 a m   

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