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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 1, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                IAQLOM E R J f North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IGWAJiS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE BEHVICB MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1 1933 TS1S PAPEIt CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 20 Changes in Sentiment Process Levy Just Like Sales Tax Says Plummer By HERBERT PLTflMMER ASHINGTON Nov 1 interesting study of changing poli tical sentiment appears when at tention Is turned to one method being employed to finance the re covery program Less than two years ago Uncle Sam was all worked up over the fact that his budget was badly out of balance A drive was be gun to obtain the necessary funds to get out of the red After a long search a plan was hit upon and submitted to congress It was to levy a 225 per cent manu facturers sales tax Such a tax the treasury estimated would yield some 595 millions of dollars in rev enue What the house of representa tives did to that proposed plan of taxation is remembered yet Seis ing control from their leaders an overwhelming bipartisan force struck the sales tax from the rev enue bill in one of the most spectac ular revolts in history That was on March 24 1932 Under Another Name Whats the situation today According to the best estimates that can be made during the next two years the consumers in this country will be called upon to shoul der a tax load of more than a bil lion dollars to finance the program underway to put agriculture back on its feet The method collecting the money now is by a processing tax It amounts to the same thing as a sales tax in the end The consumer is the one who pays in both in stances Whore in 1982 a sales tax pror posal was routed utterly because members of congress were horrified at the thought of increasing their constituents cost of living for the moment at least there seems to be little expressed concern over in creased prices To Better Times The majority looks upon it as a part of the presidents broad plan to lead the nation bach to better times If the presidents broad plan fails to work that will be something else entirely An outcry might be ex pected then For the present however con sumers as a whole go their way taking into account the explanation that their dollars are being put to work removing surpluses whtch have piled up on the nations agri cultural counter FARM STRIKE NOT OVER SAYS RENO Next Move Up to President Roosevelt Says Leader of Holiday DES MOINES Nov 1 Reno president of the National Farmers Holiday association as serted today that the farm strike is in a state of inactive suspension pending President Roosevelts de cision on recommendations drafted here last night by midwestern gov ernors In Wisconsin Reno said the sus pension was ordered as a concession to dairy farmers whose products otherwise would be lost entirely The strike is not called off in any sense of the word Reno as serted and it never will be until our demands are met Im entirely satisfied with the governors rec ommendations Its up to President Roosevelt now AUNT HET By Robert Quiilen Jim is the kind o sneak that makes that kind o re marlr in mixed company an then says its just your evil mind if you see the point PRESIDENT PLEASED WITH GAINS Roosevelt to Be Given Middlewest Problems GOVERNORS ASK NRA FARM CODE ANDPRICEFIXING Urge Guarded Inflation and Quick Mortgage Refinancing TEXT ON PAGE 7 DES MOINES Nov 1 problems of the midwest farmer are to be tossed into the lap of Presi dent Roosevelt for a solution This decision was made last night by five governors from as many midaiewestern states and the au thorized spokesmen for four others who recommended to the president these steps The immediate fixation of mini mum price levels for major farm products An NRA code for tho farmer Currency inflation properly safe guarded and controlled The quickening of federal refi nancing of farm mortgages Meet in Chicago The of North Dakota Berry of South Dakota Herring of Iowa Olson of Minne sota and Schmedeman of Wisconsin with representatives of Indiana Illinois Kansas and Nc their recommenda tions after a two day conference with leadersrot thenationschief farm organizations The five governors plan to carry their program in person to Presi dent Roosevelt Thursday Governors Herring and William Langer of North Dakota by plane today for Washington where they expected to be joined by Gov ernor Schmedeman of Wisconsin and Olson of Minnesota in pre senting their program for agricul tural recovery and relief Commending the president for his earnest efforts to find an ef fective and just solution of the farm problem and for progress thus far made the midwestcrn execu tives added their belief that certain immediate action supplementary to action taken by the national admin istration is imperative Urge Price Fixing This immediate action the execu tives asserted includes An NRA code for authorizing federal determination of minimum prices for basic com modities to allow cost of production plus a reasonable profit regulating marketing to encourage ultimate control by cooperatives and to eliminate the speculative sale of farm commodities determining the amount of products to be sold on the domestic market and pro viding for licensing of producers processors and dealers in farm commodities Pending adoption of the NRA code the governors recommended that the government immediately fix prices for basic farm commodi ties to restore the farm conimod Tum to PQKC fl Column 2 TOY ROUTS PICKETS Atty Gen James E Flime gan of Wisconsin used this cap pistol to rout farm strike pick ets who halted his car near Madison Wis Associated Press Photo WISCONSIN MILK STRIKE GOES ON Calls Holiday Association TrucS BulDiif Keeps on BULLETIN SHEBOYGAN Wis Nov 1 fP A bomb today shattered windows of the Albert Hlnz chceso factory three miles southeast of Plymouth Closed for a while the factory was re opened in defiance of several striking farmers MILWAUKEE Nov 1 The 11 day Wisconsin farm strike marked by one death and a cheese factory dynamiting today was at a temporary end as far as the state Farmers Holiday association was concerned but was being continued by the Wisconsin cooperative milk pool Declaring it was not a holiday as sociation or milk pool strike those sitting in swivel chairs could end but was a strike of the farmer Wal ter M Singlcr pool president called the farmers into a mass meeting at Madison on Friday They will be asked to vote on whether to con tinue or end the nonmarketing cam paign SIngler said that meanwhile he would order no truce At Des Moines yesterday Arnold Gilberts state holiday association president issued instructions to his leaders to stop the strike pending presentation of the 10 state gover nors conference report to President Roosevelt He advised them to per mit dairy plants to reopen but to retain possession of the products until they receive other instructions Pool leaders expressed indignation over Gilberts sudden action NAME 5 NEW MEN TO SERYEONNRA ADVISORYBOARD Policy of Rotation Is Announced Teagle Goes Out WASHINGTON Nov 1 Sec Ctary Roper at a meeting of the national business advisory and plan ing council today named five Jead ng industrialists to serve on NRAs ndustrial advisory board for the next four months replacing five ncludingWalter C Teagle of the Standard Oil company of New Jer ey who had just ended their serv ce Pierre du Pont of the E I du ont de Nemours company was se eded together with Clay Williams f tho Reynolds Tobacco company Myron C Taylor of United States tcel General Robert E Wood of iears Roebuck and R B Flanders if Springfield Vt Continue notation Roper announced that a rotation lan would be continued so that at he beginning of next month five more new members will supplant others now servingon the board The planning council after hear ng from Gerard Swope chairman i proposal that all business organ izations be merged into a national chamber of commerce and industry which would name panel Community Chest Drive Reaches Mark Goal Obtainable Requires Hard Work That the goal of 550000 in the Community Chest campaign is at tainable through each subdivision making its quota was stressed by speakers Wednesday noon in Hotel Hanford after maors had reported subscriptions totaling Six teams had passed their quotas but the margins were relatively narrow Reports for various divisions were Subscribed Division Quotas To Date 1 8450 716985 2 6850 520200 3 5175 359100 4 2885 175385 5 4785 358325 6 3675 242750 7 13325 1233700 8 2275 159050 9 2850 194121 Goal 55000000 Raised to date 3959600 W Earl Hall chairman of the campaign in a brief talk declared that the goal of could be reached but only if each worker did his part This will require more work than in previous years he stated Encouraged by Report I think we have reason to feel greatly encouraged as we look at the showing at this first report Mr Hall continued Everybody in Mason City must be given an oppor tunity to give to the chest and those who are best able must be inducct to give to the fair limit of their ability With this done I have no fears about reaching the goal It was also pointed out that the groups which has passed theii quotas had done so by relativelj small margins and consequently no group could depend on another to make up any deficiency in its own quota Next Report Friday The next report will be given Fri day noon and Mr Hall urged that every effort possible be put fortl to attain the quotas by that time Reports Wednesday followed luncheon in the coffee room of Hote Hanford Each worker paid for his own lunch The first group to pass its quota was that of the signs tents and Turn In Fngt 5 Column n vise operation of codes voted on the motion of Henry I Harriman president of the Chamber of Com merce of the United States to place the proposal in the hands of a com mittee for study Commits No One Swope told newsmen after the morning session that nobody is re sponsible for that plan but myself It doesnt commit the council the secretary of commerce or any one else he said In addition to Teagle those leav ing the board today are Swope James A Moffett recently resigned from the Standard Oil company of New Jersey Austin Finch of Thom asville N Car and John B Elliott California oil man On Dec 1 four more members will leave the board These are David R Coker of Hartsville S Car Henry H Heimann of Nlles Mich Louis Kirsteln Boston and New York merchant and W J Vercen of Moultrie Ga Replaced by Leeds They will be replaced by Morris E Leeds Philadelphia William T Kemper Kansas City Thomas H Mclnnerney A Lincoln Filene Bos ton and WilliamA Harriman New York Roper also announced that the re maining four members Henry I Harriman Edward N Hurley Chi cago Robert E Lund president of the National Manufacturers asso ciation and Alfred P Sloan Jr of General Motors would end their service on Dec 31 being succeeded by Everett G Griggs Tacoma Wash F B Davis Jr Henry S Dennison Framlngham Mass H P Kendall Boston and Thomas J Watson 3 KILLED WHEN TANK COLLAPSES Fourth Reported As Missing and Five Injured Fire Loss TIVERTON R I Nov 1 Three men were killed a fourth was reported missing and five were in jured today as a huge new tank col lapsed at the plant of the New Eng land Terminal company Shortly afterwards four other tanks filled with oil burst into flame The loss from the ensuing fire was expected to reach Explosion Starts Fire OKLAHOMA CITY Nov 1 An explosion set fire to a 10000 barrel oil well the Russell Petrol cum companys No 1 Reno 11 blocks from Oklahoma Citys busi ness district today The blast of undetermined origin tore out the wells connections loosing a roaring column of oil am gas that shot high into the air ant ignited No one was Injured The flames quickly melted tho steel derrick and consumed 25000 barrels of oil in four storage tanks Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Nov today sayg u S and England agree on gold control but it didnt say nothing about France who has all the gold Its always good to take it up with the teacher before a couple of students decide when school will be out King Borus of Bulgaria and King Carol of Rumania met yes terday to decide ways to improve relations between the two coun tries It was suggested Carol take Boms sister to wife Nations got a funny sense of humor aint they English royalty till they had all married Germans then they went to war with em Germans all married Russians then fought Borua you better pan that sister off on some local guy Yours WILL ROGERS Copjrljht 1933 McNnaslit Syndicate Hartzell Scored 5 Collectors Who Quit as Cowards Agreement of Aides Offered As Evidence in Drake Estate Trial NOV tors of funds for Oscar M Hartzel avoided issuance against them of postal orders by ceasing their activi tiea was introduced today in Hart zells trial for using the mails to defraud Subsequent accusations of cow ardice by Hartzell for their defec tion were contained in a letter ad mitted in evidence Hartzel alleged ly wrote the letter from London where he sought to establish claim to the estate of Sir Francis Drake Agreement Signed The collectors five in number had been active in acquiring funds from American donators to finance Hart zells work The agreement was signed following a conference of some of the group with postofflce inspectors In Washington The five who signed were Otto Yant of Mallard Dr A L Cochran of Cummings C C Biddlc of Val ley Junction Henry Osbornc of Hartley and C A Storla Cochran and Biddle are now dead The agreement signed early In 1931 committed the five to cease collection of funds to carry on the Hartzell enterprise and the remis sion of such funds to Hartzell in London letter Identified Their action brought a scorching letter from Hartzell a copy of which was identified by Yant at the morn ing session and admitted as evi dence You all quit me and spent my money in Washington Hartzel wrote emphasizing that others of his American agents were fighters Yant a banker at Mallard for 2 years and now a resident of Man son said he collected between f5 000 and from 1925 until the severance his relations with Hart zell in 1931 40000 Gave Money Yant testified that approximately 40000 persons contributed to the Hartzell fund He said he did not know the total of their donations Osborne A C Berry of Mitchell S Dak and H C Kramer of Adrian Minn were other witnesses today Kramer who was on the stand when court recessed yesterday com pleted his testimony at the start of the session He said that some of the funds he had collected for the Hart Tum to Page 6 Cnlamn 6 Boy 10 Killed in Santiago Disorders SANTIAGO Cuba Nov 1 A 10 year old boy was killed today during frequent street shootings which marked the politicallabor strike which went into effect a midnight and is scheduled to end a the same hour tonight PRICE FOR GOLD BOTH HERE AND ABROAD CLIMBS London Quotation Jumps to Reduce Margin to 74 Cents WASHINGTON Nov 1 ump in the price of gold both here and abroad today accompanied President Roosevelts preparations for quick application for his plan ntended to lift commodity prices by purchasingthe yellow metal on European markets The administration advanced its ixed price for RFC purchases of newly mined domestic gold to 3326 14 cents above yesterday and a new high Meanwhile the London bullion quotation increased from yes erday to today both figures ranslated into dollars at the days ipening rate of exchange Margin Reduced Thus while the domestic price yesterday stood 5107 higher than he worlds price the margin today vas reduced to 74 cents A part of the shrinkage was due to weakness of Uie dollar on foreign exchange It declined as low as VI today from 5475 at yester days opening Will Go Ahead While officials evinced a deter inaUon to go ahead with ttte gold neces sary they were watching nevertheless for official indication of Great Brit ains reaction to the plan involving as it does dealings in foreign ex change The London government had been told that the program was dictatef entirely by domestic condtions one was part of the presidents genera program for raising prices here Un der no circumstances it was said could it be construed as an un friendly gesture aimed at under mining the pound or weakening Britains position in the world of commerce May Seek to Combine Two Iowa Schools McFarlane in Favor of Closing Ames College WATERLOO Nov 1 esolution to dissolve Iowa State ollege at Ames and consolidate n ew of its departments under ad ministration of the University of owa may be presented at the orthcomlng special session of the egislature by Arch W McFarlune Black Hawk county representative as a means of supporting President Roosevelts crop reduction plan said Wednesday It looks foolish for the state of owa to spend huge sums each year nalntaining a college to teach armcrs to raise more hogs and more corn while the federal gov rnment is ordering the hogs laughteral and sent to the tank ige barrel and farmers are being rdercd not to raise so much corn 10 declared Would Revise Courses He also suggested revising the omestic science courses to teach he girls to use more food and pre mrc only the choicest meat cuts nstead of economizing and prepar ng appetizing dishes frora the less ender portion of the animal Why should the good people ot owa chew on bacon rinds while prime young pigs are being de stroyed the representative oaked Expects opposition Briefs From World News By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OXFORD Fred crick Soddy who blames the money system for multiple world ills de clares President Roosevelts cur rency controlling program would be fruitless unless measures are in stituted to control banking too HAVANA Men dieta veteran nationalist leader was prominently mentioned for the presidency as the downfall of the Grau regime appeared near ATHENS will start to work and talk later smiled Samuel Insull Sr when questioned about plans for the future now that a Greek court again has refused to allow him to be extradited to the United States SEVILLE nomadic Graf Zeppelin landed for a brief stay before continuing its home ward jaunt to Germany GENEVA Ambassador Hugh Wilson announced the American delegation will persist in shying away from Europes politics FIND MISSING KENTUCKY MAN LONDON Ky Nov 1 lis Staton 55 Pikeville independ ent candidate for circuit judge missing since early Friday morn ing when he alleged he was kid naped by four masked men was found today on the Dixie highway six miles south of here He said he walked there after freeing himsoll from a wood where he was tied to a bush SERIAL ON PAGE 13 Chapter Two of The Love Wa ger by Edna Robb Webster the GlobeGazettes new serial story will be found on page 13 Com Picker Killed When Struck by Car SIOUX CITY Nov 1 bcrt Richardson of Lake Andes S Dak 20 a corn picker was killed early today when he was struck by an automobile or truck on federn highway 20 near dishing 39 miles cast of here this eapecJall from those who have worked s long to promote the I6waAme football game It is hardly fair however h asserted to keep a large institu Uon operating just to provide a foo ball team Declines to Comment AMES Nov 1 UPI Presiden R M Kugnes of Iowa State colleg today declined to comment on th resolution which Representativ Arch McFarlane of Black Hawk county said he may introduce in the special legislative session to dissolve Iowa State college and consolldatt a few of its deportments under the administration of Iowa university OPPOSITE VIEWS OF NRA OFFERED Dickinson Charges Recovery Has Been Held Up West Defends Plan CHICAGO Nov 1 pictures of the NRA were drawn in a debate between Senator L J Dickinson of Iowa and Congressman Charles West of Ohio before the Economic club here Dickinson claimed It retarded re covery while West claimed it waf a record of amazing accomplish ment In the debate last night Dickinson charged among other things thnt The NRA will centralize business control in the hands of a few Slowly all rural business is being crushed beneath the wheels of juggernaut conceived duringtho stress of war and now forcing itself upon us Produced Unemployment The NRA has produced unem ployment rather than employment in hundreds of cases We have been appointed govern ment spies to spy on each other by the bureaucratic agencies of the NRA The fight over the freedom of the press is no academic matter The situation was far more serious than the public realized He also said the processing tax was the weakness of the agricul tural adjustment act Revival of Morale It was contended by West that the most significant achievement has been the revival of public morale and a nationwide response to the president to cooperate in fight ing depression With the tremendous power of public opinion back of a program sound in its principles and effective in its operation the national recov ery program cannot fail West also said that the recovery act alma at the expansion of pur chasing power by putting men back to work to permit industrial co operation instead of competition to eliminate cut throat practices Turn to 1ant it Column GETS REPORT OF LARGER WAGES SHORTER HOURS Average Hourly Wage Up From 42 Cents to 5 1 Cents WASHINGTON Nov 1 resident Roosevelt was said in ighest quarters today to be feeling mt the recovery program is get ng along well after a study of larts he has just received showing ncreases in employment and the otal wages being paid Secretary Perkins reported to him mt the average hourly wages have sen from 42 cents to 51 while the verage hourly work week has de from 42 hours to 36 A special report by government conomists asserts that the reaction i production in some of the major ndustries is a result of overproduc on between March and July and is ot due to a lack of demand To Bo Expected In other words the report says his recession from the July peak to be expected It was between March and July iat the national recovery sdminis to control production and ours of work was being organized Intense production in that period xisted principally in the textile enther and steel industries The president credits the NRA vith the increase in work wages and he decrease in working hours CourseTraced From day to day mid week to week he has been tracing the courne latatialiua S and Schartsl g arnircdaSa triuM expert advisenj About Jaaa talked off and on with thosewnb call on him The latest chart shows that the prices received by farmers for their products has increased from the spring up to Oct 11 from an index figure of 40 to 52 while the prices paid by farmers increased from the index figure 68 to 77 The index figures are based on the level of 1926 as a parity of 100 This level has been represented as the administrations goal Summer Weather in Iowa Will Not Last Over Two Days More DES MOINES Nov 1 iiimmer temperatures of the past several days are due to end within he next 36 to 48 hours the weather ureau said today The range Is expected to be be wcen 25 and 55 with an average if 45 The hottest spot in Iowa yester day was Keokuk where the mercury reached 80 The loxv for last night vas 56 at Charles City itvinoff Sails From Cherbourg for U S PARIS Nov 1 Lit vinoff soviet foreign commissar from Cherbourg today on thr 3erengaria enroute to Washington or his conversations with Presi lent Roosevelt concerning Russian recognition M Litvinoff was ac companied by Constantln Oumanski press director of the commissariat or foreign affairs and Ivan Divil koffski general secretary of oreign office hild 2 Drowns in Pool Two Feet Deep DES MOINES Nov 1 ing into a fish pool at the home o a neighbor Max Anderson 2 year old son of Mr and Mrs J R Ander son drowned yesterday The water in the pool was about two feet deep SRt Weath IOWA WEATHER Cloudy rain In the cast and south portions Wednesday nlffht and probably Thursday Colder LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday TR Minimum In TVIfnt fls At 8 A M Wednesday 57 Tuesdays maximum was 2 de grees lower than that of the pro yious day and 1 degree lower than one other October day   

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