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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 23, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home R HIS MEM A ART OF HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPERTHAT MAKES ALT NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 23 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 224 New Record in Congress Sabath Never Has Seen Anything Like It smooth sailing By HERBERT PLTJJIMEB ASHINGTON June 23 The titular lead ers of the house Raln ey Floor Leader Byrns et have issued no statements as to what they think of theway their democratic breth ren acted during the special ses sion of congress concluded Aside from a few unpleasant moments their leadership has had pretty notwithstanding the fact that the lash was applied with force at times To a man who has served 1 consecutive terms in the house whose service dates hack to March 4 1907 the maner in which the house conducted itself during the three most crucial months perhaps in the history of the country ap pears astounding Adolph Sabath of the fifth Illi nois district has had opportunity to make comparisons An Inside View Sabath says that he has never seen anything to compare with the performance of the house during the special session To use his own words When it is considered that ap proximately onethird of the house is composed of new members many of them quite young men with set views and a determination to force through legislation that they have advocated it is remarkable how many of them submerged their hon est convictions and aspirations and joined hands and manfully aided in enacting speedily the important leg ofthis special session of Joy are being IOWA SLAYER COMMITS SUICIDE Wallace Claims Next 12 Years Will Be Brighter SAYS HOG CORN LindysHouse DAIRY PROGRAM TO BE DIFFICULT Asks Farmers to Give Him Support m Talk atSt Paul ST PAUL June 23 tary Wallace asserted today that the keynote of the Roosevelt ad ministration was tiiat we refuse to kid ourselves about what we have done or hope to do and asked farmers to back his application of the farm adjustment act In an address prepared for a meeting of northwest farmers on the campus of the University o Minnesota college of agriculture for Children Hopewell Estate Will Become High Field Welfare Center JERSEY CITY N J June 23 Hopewell home of Col and Mrs Charles A Lindbergh from which their first born son was kid naped in March 1932 will become a childrens welfare center Incorporation papers for High Field the corporation which will operate the property were filed to day with County Clerk Gustav Bach James M Phelon was listed as statutory agent with the statutory office at Weehawken Registered trustees are Colonel and Mrs Lindbergh Dr Abraham Flexner Col Henry Breckenridge DEDICATE GULF WATERWAY Wallace promised that if farmers and Owen R Lovejoy do cooperate the next 12 years The object of High will be a good deal brighter than the past 12 I am not here to boast about what has been done for as yet we have nothing substantial or abid ing he said We have merely de signed a framework the enduring structure is not yet visible It will come into being when as and if the farmers of the country wish it vttoris are TJelrighandedaround free ly the very interesting question of whats going to happen in January when the regular session of the sev entythird congress is convened comes to the fore The Driving Force One must not lose sight of the fact that the peace and harmony which prevailed in the house durirj the special session rested on an ex traordinary foundation Chickens may be coming home to roost in January Then too by the time January rolls around Postmaster General Farley will have passed a lot of pie over his patronage haps all t hat is of any worth The stage will be all set for a bat tle of individualism in the house Field is stated as to provide for the welfare of children including their educa tion training hospitalization or other allied purposes without dis crimination in regard to race or creed COOLER WEATHER FOR NORTH IOWA Drop in Temperature Comes After Intense Heat in Most of State North Iowa was much cooler Fri day with the temperature in Mason City at 8 a m 72 degrees the lowest in a week A shower at noon Friday further tended to cool off Mason City Temperatures in most of Iowa soared Thursday although scattered showers offered some relief Mason City recorded at 93 The mercury reached 105 at Alta 103 at Cedar Rapids 101 at Clar inda and 100 at Atlantic Charles City and Dubuque re ceived the heaviest precipitation 34 of on inch Inwood reported 16 of an inch AUNT NET By Robert Quillen Emmie aint extravagant She just tries to spend all she can so Joe wont have so much left to give his kinfolks Difficult Problem Wallace held that devising pro grams under the act for hogs corn and dairy products provide some of the most difficult problems of ad ministration The dilemma of the cornhog producers and quite as pronounced as that of the wheat growers orthe cotton grow ers but the task of developing sat isfactory plans is infinitely more complex he said However that is no reason why Satismactory plans can not be developed providing the producers themselves want them de veloped and will take their proper initiative in developing and then executing them No Cleorcut Plan Unfortunately the corn belt or ganizations have not brought to us a clearcut plan for utilizing the centralizing forces of the act in the same way as the wheat and cotton people I hope you will be alert to the fact that the farm act offers the oportunity it is up to farmers ot make use of it Wallace said the ultimate prob lem in cornhog production is the surplus of about 20000000 acres of corn land This surplus came about he said because the num ber of horses andmules in the na tion is about 11000000 fewer than 20 years ago These animals con sumed the products of 15000000 acres of corn land and an addition al 20000000 acres of hay and oats land Corn Land Replaced The 15000000 acres of com land has been replaced by gasoline he said another 5000000 or 10000 000 of corn land has been lost be cause modem science has enabled us to feed hogs more economically We produce 100 pounds of pork with much less corn than we used to We have also lost corn consump tion because human beings cat less corn Thus far we are permitted to know one plan Various suggestions have come to use from the corn belt One suggestion embodying the opin ion of a wide circle of farmers has been to the effect that no reduction should be made on the 1933 corn acreage but that an immediate start should be made on reducing pork tonnage and that 15 to 20 per cent of the 1934 corn land should be leased the leasing operation to be started early this fall Considered Together The difficulty of any plan for reducing pork production of course is that neither corn nor hogs can be considered separately If we tried to reduce the tonnage of hogs without cutting corn acreage we would have n terrific job on our hands Some men raise hogs but not corn others raise corn but not hogs Perhaps the solution will rest in dealing more or less temporarily with pork tonnage and more per manently with corn acreage For it is corn production in the long run that determines the output of pork At the same time It might be ne cessary to keep some sort of check on the number of sows kept by pro ducers who wish to cooperate It has been suggested that we might learn to reduce pork tonnage by paying n bonus for light hogs and a penalty for hcaviea Presumably a marketing agreement between the producers the packers to Fate 2 Column Council at Waterloo Urges Road Projects to State Commission WATERLOO June 23 struction of an underpass on Inde pendence avenue part of federal highway 20 under the traf railroad waa Inoluded by Waterloo city council Thursday night in a long list of projects rec ommended to the state highway commission The two other major projects arc Building a Fletcher avenue bridge over Black Hawk creek and viaduct over the Chicago Great Western railroad with connecting paving to provide a less congested routing for highway 218 Building a viaduct and bridge on Falls avenue Formal opening at the waterway connecting tho Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico was celebrated in Chicago with speeches pageantry und ceremony Here Mayors Edward J Kelly right of Chicago and T Semmes Walmsley of New Orleans are shown blending waters from the gulf and Lake Michigan as Indians imd French explorers stand by Associated Press Griffin and Storey Plan World Flight DES MOINES June 23 Guests at the dedicatory airport festival Capt Bennett Griffin co pilot with Jimmy Mattern on an attempted world flight and Jack Storey former airmail pilot an nounced plans for a prospective world nonstop flight next year Senator Murphy Is Sole Boss of Iowa Patronage Farley Says Mitchell Not Able to Work for Jobs for Democrats By RUBY A BLACK GlobeGazette Washington Bureau WASHINGTON June tor Louis J Murphy of Dubuque is in sole charge of statewide patron age in Iowa Postmaster Gen James A Farley who is also dem ocratic national chairman says The national committeeman Richard Mitchell of Fort Dodge is a member of the state supreme court and not able to work for jobs for dcserying democrats and the state chairman Charles D Huston of Cedar Rapids is the new collec tor of internal revenue for the state Among the important posts to be filled after the return of President Roosevelt from his seagoing vaca tion are State home loan agent at 5000 state public works ad ministrator possibly tq be chosen by the governor but to be satis factory to the administration col lector of customs at Des Moineg and possibly United States attor neys and marshals since Farley feels that the attorneys and mar shals should be sympathetic with the administration Each county in which the home loan business warrants It will have an attorney for the home loan sys tem paid on a fee basis and an appraiser paid a day for actual work Pressure for the resignation of Mitchell from the national commit tee continues but as yet without response from him 2 SONS FRIEND JOIN PRESIDENT Early Denies Roosevelt Is Considering Trip to London ENROUTE WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT June 23 Joined by his two younger sons and a friend A Y Paul of Philadelphia President Roosevelt today set out in the 45 foot schooner Amberjack II for Tenants harbor near Rock land The president spent the night at anchor in Chandlers Cove near Portland Informed in lengthy despatches of developments at the London con ference Mr Roosevelt expressed himself as highly gratified at the present status Early Denies Humors PORTLAND Maine June 23 T Early secretary to President Roosevelt denied today that the chief executive would go to London Rumors that the president would dash across the Atlantic on the cruiser Indianapolis in a bold at tempt to swing the world economic conference into line with his views have been currant and have as often been denied The latest rumor came from Provincetown Mass where the In dianapolis on her way to pick u the president at Eastport Maine after he completes his cruise up th Maine coast laid over last night The announced plans call for th cruiser to take Mr Roosevelt bacl to Washington SEAMAN NAMED MUTUAL CHIEF Defeats Hart 264 to 10 in Election Meeting Held at Rudd 730267 Gallons of Beer in 40 Days Is Iowas Consumption DES MOINES June 23 lowana drank approximately 73026 gallons of beer during the first 4 days the law was in effect accorc ing to State Treasurer Leo J Weg mans office On this consumption wholesaler paid the state treasury in barrel tax This tax of 4 cents gallon or a barrel applies t all beer sold whether in kegs o bottles Legal sale of beer went into ef feet in Iowa April 19 Aerial Rum Runner Guilty of Contemp DES MOINES June 23 Mllo Hilton lowaa first aerial rum runner was found guilty of con tempt of court and fined an costs Hilton has not been apprc bended since charged with violatin a bootlegger injunction RUDD June M Seaman lacksmith at Nora Springs was lected president and general man ger of the Farmers Mutual Tele hone company Thursday afternoon y a large majority defeating W Hart incumbent The meeting adl been postponed from a month go when a report was brought that Hart had been abducted on the way o the meeting Seaman received 264 votes and Hart was given 10 votes Preceding he election there wag considerable liscussion concerning the qualified voters It was stated by Harts rep resentatives that a contest might be lied in regard to the counting of votes of stockholders who had failed to pay their assessments 4 Lawyers Present Four attorneys were present in cludng Earl C Moody of Nora Springs J C Campbell of Charles City W G Henke of Charles City and County Attorney Jens Grothe of Jharles City Campbell was the spokesman for the Hart group and Henko represented the Seaman group Frank Carrott of Rockford was elected vice president Walter Jack son of Rudd was named secretary and H F Schnedler of Nora Springs treasurer Directors chosen were Carrott E L Ryner of Rudd Adam Smith of Floyd and J W Wilson of Nora Springs One hundred seventythree at tended the meeting Several proxies were also cast Dave Kerlin received one vote for president Someone jokingly spoke up that he must have voted for him self Then William Graham r assert ed he had cast the lone vote for Kerlin Will Make Audit The new officers and directors were ordered to make an audit of the books and give a report later The annual meeting had been planned for May 23 Hart stated that while he was on the way to Rudd in the morning he was stopped and kidnaped He assertec he was forced to drive his car to ward St Ansgar Officers ob tained affidavits from several per sons who saw Hart driving alone along this road and stated they believed the abduction never oc curred Hart asserted that two men were crouched behind in the sea when he wns driving along Exchanges at Rudd Rockford Nora Springs and Floyd are opcr ated by the company FRENCHSUGGEST QUOTATRUCEAT WORLD Australia Only Holdout on Wheat Acreage Reduction LONDON June 23 proposed a quota truce at the world economic conference today which would enable countries using quotas as weapons against importations to keep them indefinitely The resolution is considered a counterproposal to the intensive drive by the United States for com plete abolition of all embargoes quotas and arbitrary restrictions This came after Prime Minister Ramsay McDonald after contacts today with delegates to the world economic conference was quoted as saying that the previously disturb ing situation had distinctly im proved and continued progress seemed assured Committees Struggle In the meantime eight commit tees were struggling with grave tasks the principal subject being an effort to draw up a permanent monetary standard Groups wrest ling with this vital problem concen trated wholly on American propos als High British quarters made no effort to conceal their serious con cern over the continued gyrations of the dollar but Svith Americas in ability to stabilize at this juncture made clear the British expressed sympathy with the position of the United States Hull and Cox Confer Secretary of State Cordell Hull and James M Cox held a prolonged discussion during the morning Finance Minister George Bonnet of France and Premier Hendryk Colijn of the Netherlands repre sentatives of gold standard coun tries were frankly gloomy over the lack of dollar stabilization But M Bonnet before entraining for France to spend the weekend flat ly denied reports that the contin ental countries must join the United States and Britain in sus pending the yellow metal standard Greatly Discouraged Conference quarters in close touch with the developments at pri vate meetings of two subcommit tees which are consideringthe American proposal to return to a definite monetary standard when conditions permit expressed great encouragement over the attitudes of the various nations in dis cussions Meanwhile Australias accep tance of a wheat acreage reduction scheme was all that was lacking for the consummation of a five power agreement described as an nternational enlargement of cer Tum in Tone 2 Column 4 Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal June is one line of bunk that this country falls for and always has we are looking to America for leadership during the conference she has a great moral responsibility and we like a big simp just eat it up Our delegates swell out their chests and really believe that the world is just hanging by a thread and the American dele gates control that thread Why they didnt discover us till 14S2 and the world had had 1492 wars 1492 pence and eco nomic conferences all before we was ever heard of England controls all the oceans half the land over half the worlds international com merce France is no babe in arms Japan and Russia are of age yet its America they kid into thinking she is the whole cheese Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1033 McNnughl Syndicate WHEAT OATS AND RYE PRICES RISE Reports of Great Damage to Crops Sends Mart Soaring CHICAGO June 23 Report of a tremendous damage to grain crops by heat and swop all deliveries of wheat oats and ry to new high price levels for th season today Huge buying orders were poured into the pits after an early break when some unofficial crop reports were circulated which said the act ual wheat crop this year might be less than the normal consumption of recent years Gains in wheat ranged from to 2 cents a bushel and the close was at the days highest levels The December delivery closed at 85 Vi cents Corn wns higher in sympathy with wheat and other cereals but the gains only ranged from to Id cent a bushel with the Decem ber delivery at 56 cents I DIES BY OWNHAND AFTER BEING CORNERED Found in Field by Posse After KillingFederal Prohibition Agent CRESTON June 23 Ridout sought by authorities for the killing of Federal Prohibition Agent Harry Elliott at Oskaloosa yesterday committed suicide when discovered by officers In a field at 1 p m today Ridout was found by Harry Crtizen a city police officer and a member of a posse which was scour ing the county for Ridout He saw him lying in the field and commanded him to remain motion less under the throat that he would shoot and shoot to kill Ridout rose from his hiding place Cruzen said and fired a shot through his brain Officers Hear Shot Other officers working In the vicinity heard the shot and joined Cmzen in finding the body Near the body sprawled forward n the face were blankets and a allon jug of water Ridout apparently had lain all night in the field which waa on the Harvey Steers farm 4 miles north east of Creaton Coroner W S Beatty was called and examined the body before It was removed to Creston Fired on A gent 8 Ridout was suspected ofbeing the man who fired upon Prohibition Agents Elliott and A A Murphy after a chase near Oskaloosa about Oats advanced to 1 cents with the December option at 38 Snook 99 Member of Masonic Lodge for 67 Years Dies FORT DODGE June 23 Peter Snook aged 09 a member of the Masonic lodge of Iowa for 67 years and one of the oldest Masons in the state died today after a weeks illness resulting from a fall from a chair He is the father of County Engineer C A Snook Surf Manager Found Not Guilty in Blue Law Case Jury Decides Sunday Dancing Charges in Five Minutes After deliberation which lasted only five minutes a jury Friday found Carl J Fox manager of the Surf ballroom not guilty in a blue law case by which an attempt ivas made to close Sunday night dances at Clear Lake The case was heard before Justice M C Coughlon at the courthouse Information charging Fox with desecration of the Sabbath by en gaging in labor not of necessity or for charity was filed early this week by the Rev H O Urness youthful pastor of the Zion Luth eran church of Clear Lake A description of how he had driven past the ballroom on n Sun day evening and had parked for 20 minutes across the street where he could see couples dancing in the light inside the big front doors was included in the testimony by the Rev Mr Urness He ad mitted on questioning that he had not been urged by cither his con gregation or by his board of trus tees to take action against tho dance and that he had talked only with Mayor W H Ward and the Rev J R Tumbleson pastor of the Methodist church Fox Given Testimony Mr Fox testified that he engaged in no actual labor of any kind at 6 p m yesterday killed outright and Mu tie agents car was wounded by bullets fired into the vehicle 01 he brought it to a stop to permit Elliott to leap out At the time a woman believed to be Ridouts wife was riding with him She was arrested nt her home here at 1 a m today 40 minutes after she drove into town in a car believed to be the one which fig ured in the killing She said she would lead officers to her husband if she were given her freedom but officers refused to release her and had her taken to Oskaloosa Arranges for Surrender Mrs Maude Lowden a sister of Ridout was said to have arranged with Sheriff Walter Miller during the morninR for Ridouts surrender She and the sheriff however re turned about noon without the sus pected killer It was believed that Mrs Ridout had dropped her husband out of the car a short distance from Cres ton and then had driven on into the city Working on this theory a posse of officers spent the night scouring parts of Union and Adnfr counties in search of their quarry and re turned empty handed about 10 a m A later clew sent them to the field where they found Ridout Tivo Old Convictions The dead man bad two previous liquor violation convictions on his record He served 80 days on a charge in 1928 and six months in 192B drawing a fine of J500 on the second conviction He was free under bond on a federal charge of Illegal transportation and posses sion of liquor at the time of his deth The federal charge grew out of a previous meeting between him and Elliott here last November when he was arrested and five gal lons of alcohol found in his auto At that time William Thompson another afjcnt received an ankle Injury when he was struck by Rid outs car CARL T FOX the Sunday night dances that he was manager and that the dance hall is run by a corporation Afore than 90 per cent of the crowd at the dances is from other towns than Clear Lake I estimate he stated Other witnesses included John W Beery city marshal and Sam Schu macker deputy sheriff both of Turn to 2 Column IOWA WEATHER Mostly unsettled Friday night anil Saturday Incal showers and probable slightly wnrmnr Fri day night In east central por tion LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hour period ending nt 8 a m Friday Maximum Thursday OS Lowest in Night BO At 8 A M Friday 73 The morning temperature Friday was the coolest for near a week Growing cloudiness held out some promise for relief from the heat The American Beet Sugar com pany reported 02 of an inch of rain Friday noon   

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