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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 19, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home OE8 MO THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 19 1933 THIS PAPER CONH1STB OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 220 Sparks Fly Over Debts Raising of Issue in London Started Senate By HERBERT PLUMMER WASHINGTON June 19 What most political observers in Washington thought would happen unless President Roosevelt suc ceeded in per suading congress to adjourn be fore the London economic confer ence had begun did happen De 1 egates to the world par ley hardly had taken their seats before an explo sion was heard in Washington in the senate as a result of the opening d a y s SIMEON D PESS p r c e e d ings across the Atlantic Ramsay MacDonalds injection of the ques tion of war debts in his opening re marks to the conference had an Immediate repercussion in Wash ington Transatlantic Cue It had been fully predicted that there would be trouble if congress had not wound up its work beforn the London conference was con vened or before the June war debt payment from Great Britain fell due MacDonalds speech gave sena tors their first opportunity to speak their minds Two republican sena Fess of Ohio and Robinson of Indiana with the democratic Lewis of Illinois got into the fray It was perhaps inevitable that this shoud happen and but natural therefore that such an opponent of tampering with the war bet ques tion in any fashion as Robinson of Indianawould be heard from at the all ghte s t opp ortunity II acDonalds speech gave a perfect opening This development produced an outright suggestion on the floor of the senate that if the war debt ques tion continued to be pushed the American delegation should sail for Immediately That was the mode by the Indiana The situation is a difficult one no matter which way you look at it The December payments will be due before congress is convened in regu lar session next January The crux of the whole thing seems to be that while the presi dent may have the power to nego tiate revision of the war debts there are some who deny his right to accept a part payment from debtor nations And part payment or token payments have been made If as acme contend token pay ments amount to default and Prime Minister MacDonalds assertion that war debts must be a part of the agenda at London then the effect on the economic conference is not hard to figure out Explorer Leaves for Unknown Destination Somewhere in Arctic NEW YORK June 19 Bob Bartlett explorer has a secret rendezvous with adventure in the land where the north wind comes from Leaving for the arctic yesterday In his famous schooner Effie M Morrissey he refused to say ex actly where his party is going We hope to penetrate an area about which virtually nothing is known he said mysteriously 2 Iowa Reforesting Companies Go North DESMOINES June 19 companies of the Iowa civilian con servation corps left for work camps In Minnesota one group to Winona and the other to Wabasha Two hundred comprised each group AUNT HET By Robert Quillen No wonder Jim feels that way about his parents Id feel superior to anybody that was simple enough to give me that much spendin money IOWA 2 OTHER STATES TO VOTE Gold Bloc Advocates Conference Adjournment ASKS RECESS TO AWAIT DECISION FROM AMERICA Group Headed by French Says Stabilization Is First Issue LONDON June 19 ment of the world economic confer ence until the question of stabiliza tion of currencies can be settled was advocated today in the con ference headquarters lobby by tha European gold bloc It was understood the French were fostering this program on the ground that no progress was pos sible on other lines until some form of stabilization had been achieved The adjournment talk was entire ly unofficial but it was so persist ent and far reaching that it was being privately discussed by tho heads of the important delegations Gold Bloc Group In the gold bloc group which is headed by France a month to six weeks was mentioned as the prob able length of the adjournment France and her adherents assert ed that everything rests with Washington and that there is no use trying to continue the confer ehce until President Roosevelt is sues final instructions to the Amer ican delegates This development came just as the conferencecommittees adjourn ed for the day until 11 oclock to mofrowmorning Hinges Everything was said to hinge on further word from President Roose velt In American delegation quar ters it was stated nothingwas ex pected from the president pending his conversation with George L Harrison governor of the Federal Reserve bank of New York who is now enroute from London to Am erica Coincident with this situation the dollar had a fresh slump reaching to the pound in midafter noon This took it entirely outside the range which had been suggested for controlled stabilization This range had been set by experts be tween 5404 and 407 for purposes of discussion Secret Agreement Rumors that officials of central banks had reached a secret agree ment to begin stabilization were em phatically denied by important Am erican financial experts It was explained that the central bank chiefs have followed the situa tion and have developed possible technical procedure to be used if and when a final agreement is reached The French minister of colonies Albert Sarraut served notice on the world economic conference today that unless it could perfect a plan for universal control of production Torn to rnse 5 Column 6 GRAINSSHARPLY HIGHER IN PRICE Market Boosted by Severe Hot Weather British Exchange Rise CHICAGO June 19 swept sharply higher in price to day born upward by severe hot weather in the wheat and corn belts and by higher quotations on British exchange Gains approaching three cents a bushel were registered in wheat corn rye and oats with most of the list except wheat hit ting new highlevels for this sea son WHERE GANGSTERS KILLED FIVE Eight Arrested in France for Riot at Forced Farm Sale AMIENS France June 19 Eight persons were under arresr to day for participating with several hundred other peasants from Brit tany and Normandy in a riot at a forced farm sale Four civilians and gendarmes suffered slight Injuries when the farmers attached mounted and armed gendarmes Frienda of a farmer bid for two automo biles and other property redeeming the farmers failirc to pay his so rlnl Before the eyes of hundreds of horror stricken travelers who mirac ulously escaped death several gunmen fought a pitched battle with six officers on the Union Station plaza nt Kansas City Mo killing four officers and Frank Nash notorious escaped convict whose re1 lease the gunmen vainly sought to effect Two other officers were wounded Tho bodies of two of the policemen may be seen on the ground between tho two cars Central Press Buildings in Des Damage in Riverview Amusement Grounds Set at DES MOINES June 19 which broke out in Hiverview DCS Moines cnly amusement park 15 minutes after late dancers had de parted early today destroyed nearly a score of buildings and caused damage estimated at more than 5100000 The one water main having run dry firemen were forced to pump water from the park lake Although the dance pavilion where the fire started had closed at 1 a m 15minutes before the fire was reported no one was be lieved to have been in the park at the time Heavy Smoke Spreads The blaze spread quickly overa three block area of the center tier of wooden buildings in the acre amusement tract and heavy amoke spread to the business section of Des Moines two miles away Flames were visible from practically every part of the city and thousands of curious quickly lined the lake at the park A large flock of birds part of one concession were burned or smothered Park Manager Abe Frankel estimated his loss at 000 and a dance orchestra lost in struments valued at 58000 Buildings Destroyed Buildings destroyed included the dance hall scooter penny arcade and old mill The hlppidrome bath house and roller and merry go round were saved by the firemen Residents of nearby Highland and Oak Park turned out en masse many of them in pajamas An enter prising concession owner was unable to supply the demand of the thirsty onlookers for pop Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal June father had a day Sunday did he Where But you figure it out and he didnt deserve any more of a day than he got There is a lot of Huey about poor father being imposed on dear old father gets away with quite a bit of murder just because he is father If he was some outsid er and pulled the junk he does they would chuck him in the alley There is nothing outside of an economist thats been any more overestimated than a father He is a necessity and that about lets him out Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1033 JfcNaugM Syndfcnte ROOSEVELT IN Puts in at Nantucket on His Schooner Trip Up East Coast NANTUCKET Mass June 19 IJP president of the United States his countenance plainly showing the need of a shave and his face and oil skins glistening with salt spray put into this island port on his vacation yacht Amberjack The president and his crew of five were forced into Fxlgartown late yesterday by a growling storm Study Unsteady SOhur Throughout the night the skip pers of accompanying destroyers and power craft carrying newspa permen studied the unsteady weath er and debated whether the presi dent sailor would go outside or in side the cape He was in a position to do either and his chart pointed outward If he is one of us al lowed Severn Knudsen master mariner as he looked out from the newspaper ship Comanche he will go outside But it will probably be bad and if he wants to make time we wouldnt blame him if be went inside Anxious to be on his limited voy age northward Skipper Roosevelt pointed the Amberjack II out of the carefully sheltered harbor at Edgar town before the sun was barely over the cloudy horizon Haccs Into Edgartown He raced into Edgartown to the relief of his trailing armada of navy and newspapermen late yesterday as a whipping northwest wind carried with it rain and threats of a severe squall Nantucket had been the goal Mr Roosevelt and his men were clothed in oilsklng and their main sail was furled as they took the lashing northwester and rain The foresail and forestay sail were plenty to pull the trim white 45 footer into the protected harbor which the president found on his map The president al face was wreathed in smiles and his mates were smiling their satisfaction as the first days cruise was ended Once the anchor was down Mr Roosevelt was quickly down in his bunk on the port side aft Secretary Soon Arrives In a few minutes Stephen T Early a secretary was on hand from one of the two accompanying destroyers which stood by outside the harbor Informed there were no messages from Washington he replied thats fine and turned to the supper of bass The bass were given him by Dr William L McDonald before the schooner set out early yester day from Marion Mass HAMM FREED BY KIDNAPER GANG TREATED WELL Amount of Ransom Not Revealed Less Than Asked ST PAUL June 19 or six men one of them resembling Verne Sankey wanted for question ing in connection with two other ab ductions kidnaped William Hamm millionaire president of the Theo dore Hamm Brewing company he said today on his return home soon after being released 45 miles from home Hamm said he did not know how much ransom was paid H J Charles attorney for the brewing company said he would not reveal the amount paid the abductors who originally demanded 5100000 unless Hamm ordered him to He said he would advise against it however Deliveredby Dunn The ransom was delivered either by W W Dunn city sales manager of the brewing company and close friend of Hamm or another undis closed person Contact was effected during a ride made by the person carrying the money in a company automobile Acting under instruc tions from the kidnapers the doors and a section of the back had been removed so no one could be con cealed in tha machine The money was delivered between Pinel City by a lorie driver In company automobHe ac cording to the kidnapers Instruc tions In Best of Health Unharmed and in the best of health Hamm related his experi ences to city county and federal of ficials first and though he at first believed he had been imprisoned in Loiilniana Solon Dies NEW ORLEANS July 10 Representative Bolivar Kemp of the Sixth Louisiana district died suddenly early today at his home in Amite La He returned from Washington niorht STORY ON PAGE 5 Wiliinm Hnmm Jr tells fn Ills own words the story of his kidnaping and release on page S a house in northern Wisconsin he finally decided it must have been northern Minnesota Three of four ransom notes he was compelled to sign while lying down in the bottom of the kidnap ers automobile were used he said During the ride out of St Paul Thursday shortly after being com pelled to accompany two men and a driver in an automobile parked near the brewery he was forced to wear a white hood and later goggles blanketed inside with cotton Snw No Guns At no time did he see any guns displayed although ho felt one pressed against him during the ride out of St Paul which was inter rupted about 30 miles outside the city where contact was made with colleagues of his abductors It was there that he was forced to sign the four notes Mrs William Hamm Sr elderly mother of the seized man was ill today Associates said nhe had borne up bravely since the kidnap Tnm to Tone S Column 1 SUNDAY CLOSING LAW IS INVOKED Warrant Signed by Urness Served on Fox of Surf Ballroom A warrant charging C J Fox manager of the Surf Clear Lake dance hall with violation of the state law prohibiting operation of a dance hall on Sunday was served Monday by county officials The warrant was signed by the Rev H O Urness pastor of the Zlon Lu theran church of Clear Lake I feel that I have as much right to operate on Sunday as any other business said Mr Fox Clear Lake is a summer resort People come here for recreation and amusement and it is my view that it should be provided If they are going to enforce the Sunday closing law they should en force It on nil alike A dance was held at the Surf Sunday night and was attended by a considerable crowd The dance was the second one held on Sundav Mo year at tho hall Alfred S Loper Veteran of March to Sea Is Dead Plans Not Ready for G A R Members Funeral Alfred S Loper G Madison ave nue southwest Civil war veteran who took part in General Shermans march from Atlanta to the sea died at his home Saturday evening after a 10 day illness He was 87 years old Funeral arrangements had not been completed Monday afternoon sending arrival of relatives but services will be at the McAuley Tunerai home Burial will be at Delweln a former home Mr Loper is survived by nine hildren five sons Russell Long 3each Guy Huntlngton Park Cal Earl Waterloo Sidney Minneap olis and Orin A Loper Milwau kee four daughters Mrs Bertha ew Tacoma Wash Mrs May Cummings Long Beach Mrs Min nie Fink Oelwein and Mrs Gene vieve Jarvis Long Beach and a brother Peter Loper Westville HI Received Slight Wound The veteran although his father was active in military affairs ran away to join the army in 1864 and served in the Eighteenth Wisconsin nfantry He once received a slight lean wound but was not forced to lose any time from duty Among the events of his life often recounted by Mr Loper was taking part in one of the historic reviews of the Grand Army in Washington after the war He was a member of the G A R Mr Loper was the son of a canal boat captain and started working on the water while still a young man Formany years he piloted glantIOfrrafts from the Wisconsin forests down the Mississippi to points of delivery as far south as St Louis Lived Here 18 Years Born in New York Mr Loper spent most of his life in Wisconsin and Iowa and had lived in Mason City 18 years The family moved to East Diibuque when the boy was 111 years old A little later the family moved to Lansing Mich and later to De Sola Wis which WHS the family home for many years During the years spent in Iowa Mr Loper was mail carrier res taurant proprietor railroad section foreman and mechanic in the shops at Oelwein DRYS AND WETS BOTH CONFIDENT ABOUT OUTCOME State Campaign Leaders Hold Last Minute Rallies By ASSOCIATED PRESS Friends and foes of the eigh eenth amendment come to grips in hree more states Tuesday Voters In Iowa Connecticut and Hampshire will decide whether r not to ratify repeal of national jrohibltion In Iowa both sides expressed con idence Prohibitionists held rallies at 25 points in the state Sunday 3overnor Herring predicted repeal vould carry The foes of prohibition planned a rally for Monday night in cs Moincs Roll Up Big Vote In Connecticut which never ratified the eighteenth amendment repealists were intent on rolling up a big vote The Rev Fletcher Park er chairman of the citizens against ratification acknowledged that a rohibitkm victory was not expect ed Last minute appeals were also icard In New Hampshire Until a ALFRED S LOPER 3 lowans Drown and 3 Killed in Auto Accidents Many Others Hurt in Usual Scores of WeekEnd Mishaps By ASSOCIATED PRESS Six lowans were killed and numerous others Injured in the usual scores of weekend accidents The dead Leo Klein 28 Iowa City John Pluhar 20 Iowa City Alvln Hradck 26 Wellmnn tuito Fred Monroe 45 Washington auto O A Boncbrakc Sloiiv City auto Boyd GerguKon 16 Musca tlnc KJein and Pluhar were drowned when their canoe capsized in the Iowa river about onehalf mile above the Iowa City park bridge Two fishermen nearby called help and 20 firemen and recruits recov ered the bodies Cars Hit Broadside Hradek died when his car collided broadside with another machine near Washington His companion Vemon Miller was only slightly injured Jane Stewart and Walter Richardson in the other car suf fered cuts about the face Monroe died In Washington county hospital of injuries sustained when his car ran Into a ditch Floyd Dayton riding with him was not seriously hurt Bonebrake died in a Ruslwllle Nebr hospital of injuries sus tained in an auto accident near there Thursday Mrs Bonebrake was fatally Injured in the accident The Mississippi river being dragged Monday for the body of Gerguson high school student who was drowned Sunday night Gergu DEMAND RETURN OF TAX REFUNDS Claim More Than Due State Friim EigJit Road Contractors DES MOINES June IB state legislative committee headed by Representative Charles Moore planned today to demand return o more than in gas tax re funds which the committee allegec eight Iowa road contractors col lected illegally The Investigating committee in a formal statement charged that the contractors whose names were withheld obtained illegally 60443 from the state on in gasoline claims filed in 193 with the state treasurer Chairman Moore said investiga tion revealed that the contractors had collected refunds twice and in some instances three times on the same gasoline invoices Other members of the commit tee are Representatives Paul Cun ningham and John Mitchell The committee concluded its hearings Saturday Witnesses called included former State Treasurer Ray Johnson Roy Williams deputy state treasurer O L Mead former investigator in the treasurers office and E L Gale of Des Moines Ready for Hartzells Defense DES MOINES June ID Ap proximately has been con tributed to a defense fund for Oscar M Harlzell Drake estate promoter under federal indictment for use of the mail to defraud his attorney I T Jones said HOWARD H CARRICO HAS LOTS OF LUCK BUT ITS ALL BAD WHERE TO VOTE Polls for the special election will be open from 7 oclock Tues day morning until 8 oclock in the evening it has been announced by officials Polling places in Mason City will be First precinct first ward school administration building Second precinct second ward court house assembly room Second precinct second ward McKinley school First precinct third ward Lapiners Motor company garage Second precinct third ward Roosevelt school First pre cinct fourth ward Crystal Lake Ice and Fuel company office Second precinct fourth ward Reo garage Other instructions as formu lated by campaign managers In clude Put a cross in the first or left hand circle on the ballot if you wish to ratify the repeal of the eighteenth amendment or prohi bition amendment Put a cross in the second or middle circle on the ballot if you wish to vote against repeal the eighteenth amendment No attention need be paid to the third or right hand circle which is there only for formal legal reasons Vote only in one circle and do not otherwise mark or mutilate your ballot MORGANTOWN W Va June 19 H Carrico started a general store It burned down the second day Next he fell asleep in a chair and his small daughter took out of his pocket and threw It into a grate fire Then he fell off a train and was injured Now hes in a hospital with a fractured skull He fell downstairs while sleepwalking year or two ago this state wan con sidered dry Recently it legalized 32 cent beer Eleven states have voted already all of them for repeal Thirtysix states must so vote before prohibi tion is repealed Can Prevent Repeal F Scott McBride superintendent of the antisaloon league said Sun day at Washington that only ono of the 11 states that have voted to date could have been considered dry while 29 of the states slill to vote were under statewide prohibi tion when the eighteenth amend ment was adopted He said the drys can and should prevent re peal Earlier Jouett Shouse president of the association against the pro hibition amendment said there was a possibility 41 states would vote on the question this year and if they do I confidently predict repeal be fore the end of 1933 STATE BANK AT JESUP ROBBED June 19 Jesup State bank was robbed of an un determined amount of cash this afternoon by a lone bandit who forced a bank officer nnd a cus tomer Into the vault He escaped cast on highway 20 in a Ford closed car Kc wore dark glares He is believed to be the same man who robbed the bank last year Sfrt IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday Not so warm Tuesday In northwest portion LOCAL STATISTICS Weather figures for 21 hour per iod ending at 8 oclock Mondaj morning Maximum Sunday 9R Minimum in Night 65 At 8 oclock n m Monday 79 Figures for like period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday OR Minimum in Night 57   

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