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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 8, 1933, Mason City, Iowa S I f M iT Of North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home IHE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWAN8 NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRB SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 26 F R Talks to Litvlnoff Has Responsibility for Big Tasks Himself By HERBERT FLUMMER I A SHIN GT ON Nov 8 A significant thing about President Roosevelts invit ation to Russia for a discussion of the problems which have kept the two nations apart is the stlp ulation that he personally would conduct the negotiations There can be no doubt about the importance which the Presi dent himself at taches to that When he made public the correspon dence between himself and Kalinin at a press conference one of the first questions asked was Mr President with whom will Com missar Litvinoff talk when he ar rives in Washington Without hesitation he replied em phatically Me This is in line with the policy he has pursued since he entered the white house on March 4 In every major move hia administration has made there has been reserved for him personally the final say This was true when he issued his general invitation to the debtor na tions of the world to send represen tatives to Washington to discuss the question of war debts Ani it accounts perhaps for the manner in which the BritishAmerican war debt discussions are now being con ducted True in Everything The same thing has been true in every step of the framing of the do mestic recovery program In all of NRA AAA and other parts of the vast machinery it is JOHNSON ASKS HELP OF FARMERS Governor Herring Calls for Tax Revision KENTUCKY GOES TOWARD REPEAL AS 37TH STATE Two Carolinas Out of Wet Parade But to No Avail t hiiuself wno appears iae commu Tiistic risks involved to thequestion of recognition of Russia are im portant Cither Wilson to of the pressure of American public opin ion have turned their backs on the question of recognition And were it not for the fact per haps that this country and the world are suffering from an eco nomic depression Roosevelt himself might have followed the example of his predecessors Accepting Responsibility It is possibly because of these risks therefore that the President makes himself personally responsi ble Evidently he feels that the question is of such importance that he cannot delegate any part of the task to another He has an abounding selfconfi dence in himself and in his ability to talk the situation over with any one under any conditions That is why he stresses the fact Litvinoff will explore with me personally all questions outstanding between our countries Hunt Driver of Hit and Run Death Car OTTUMWA Nov 3 were searching for a hit and run driver who caused the death of John August Johnson 65 as the elderly man was crossing a street intersec tion Iowa Fair Visitor Loses 2 Diamonds CHICAGO Nov 8 visitor at the Worlds fair Mrs Charles Cawley of Manchester Iowa re ported to police she had Ipst her purse containing and two dia mond rings valued at 4000 AUNT HET By Eobert Quillen Im tired o goin from one specialist to another If you go to one with the ear ache like as not he special izes in lite other ear ELECTION AT GLANCE I DEFEATS TAMMANY End of prohibition assured as Utah becomes thirtysixth state to vote repeal Pennsylvania and Ohio also vote for repeal North and South Carolina reject it Kentucky vote count starts with repeal leading Fiorello H LaGuardia elected mayor of New York in fusion victory over Tammany hall and recovery party Vare republican machine beaten in Philadelphia by dem ocrats Mellon organization loses Pittsburgh mayoralty to demo crat Bridgeport Conn elects social ist mayor first time in history of the state Buffalo elects democratic mayor first since 1914 Frederick W Mansfield dem ocrat electee mayor of Boston Harry H Davis republican elected mayor of Cleveland over Ray Tr Miller democratic in cumbentr 1 Philadelphia and Pittsburgh vote for Sunday baseball Republicans retain control of assemblies in New York and New Jersey By ASSOCIATED PRESS The eighteenth amendment was voted out of the constitution In off year elections Tuesday that also brought democratic losses of may orships in New York City and Cleveland but gains for that party In other sections Three Ohio and the basis of incom plete retxirns voted repeal thus lin ing up the full SB needed to ratify Thirtythree states previously had approved the repeal amendment North Carolina by a heavy vote was the first state to step out of line of the wet parade Its neighbor ing state South Carolina also was placed in the arid area by a close ballot Kentucky Counts Up Kentucky the sixth state to vote on the issue began tabulating bal lots Wednesday as required by state law The early trend was toward repeal with wets holding a lead of about 1000 votes Ohio Pennsylvania and Utah hold their ratifying conventions on Dec 5 If Kentucky voted repeal nation al prohibition will end on that date because that states convention is on Nov 27 Otherwise it will be de layed until Dec 6 when Maine which went wet ia to ratify Dry leaders conceded defeat in Utah before half of the precincts were heard from and wets made gains in later returns This gives that western state the distinction of being the thirtysixth to vote ratifi cation The vote for state repeal waa about the same margin 600000 Majority Ohio piled up a 600000 majority for national repeal and voted out Its Turn to riwe 5 Column 6 RFC GOLD PRICE BOOSTED AGAIN Increased 21 Cents Above Tuesday Quotation 69 Above World Price WASHINGTON Nov 8 price of was announced today for RFC purchases of domestic newly mined gold an increase of 21 cents over yesterdays quotation and an increase of 69 cents an ounce over the prevailing world market The increase resumed the steady advance in the price of the metal that was temporarily halted for the first time yesterday The London price also advanced today by one shilling pence to J3236 on the basis of the sterling opening at The dollar slid downward Inter to its lowest point since 1914 before coming back to at noon London time FIORELLO LtVGUAJRDIA Machine Is Wrecked by N Y Ballot Tammany Salvages Only Its County Ticket MAN INJURED IN BUFFALO CENTER PICKETING LINES Activity Flares Up in Winnebago County Quiet in West Sheriff J F JoRnston of Forest ity stated Wednesday he was de termined to keep the roads in Win icbago county open but outside he Robinson episode had received no reports of violence Ho said he would offer no objections to peace ful picketing but that he would call out the vigilantes should they be deemed necessary No products were being received Wednesday at Thompson The farmers Cooperative creamery and three produce stations closed voluntarily Tuesday afternoon and remained closed Trucks employed by these companies were called in Subside in West While picketing activities Wed nesday showed signs of subsiding in western Iowa the movement was apparently gaining momentum in Winnebago county where pickets were in control of all highway en trances into two towns Two hundred men were blocking entrances to Thompson while in Buffalo Center the first injury thus far in the Winnebago farm holiday efforts resulted when pickets began f pur highway a Into NEW YORK Noy 8 Tammany dynasty in New York 2ity has fallen swept from power n yesterdays elections which gave Piorello H LaGuardia the mayoral ty by a 250000 vote plurality and crushed the Farley indorsed candi dacy of Joseph V McKee Never ia the recent political his tory of Tammany Hall has the wreckage of its citywide machine been so complete i Tammany salvaged from the elec tion upheaval only ita New York county ticket In victorious fusion quarters the assertion was made that Tammany had passed the word to vote from the right to knife Mayor John P OBrien and trade him in as a desperate attempt to save what it could from the fusion landslide Tammany Is Third The Tammany mayoral third failed to carry one of the five bor oughs and finished third in the three cornered race On the other hand the fusion carrying its opponents be fore it under the dynamic rush of the fiery LaGuardia gained com plete control of the municipal gov ernment by winning 13 of the 16 votes on the board of estimate the policydetermining body of the city The final mayoral vote gave La Guardia 858551 votes McKee 604 045 OBrien 586100 and Charles Solomon socialist 63lSO Pecorn Defeated Outstanding in the election were the failure of John M McCooey democratic boss of Brooklyn to car ry his own election district the overwhelming defeat of Ferdinanc Pecora nationally known senate banking committee counsel and Mc Kee candidate for New York coun ty district attorney the blow to the prestige of Postmaster Genera James A Farley who Indorsed Me Kee and LaGuardias sweeping vie tory in every borough including McKees home borough of the Tarn to rajre ff Colamn 5 VOTES BY STATES Lloyd Roblnsoiii a oaipahter re siding In Bjlffalp Center was in jured Wednesday noon7 following a dash through the picket lines JUxio Through Blockade Robinson drove his car through a blockade of rope and went on Into town He stopped at Fred Larsons service station and while there a pjcket believed to be called Clark who had followed Robinson to town caught up with him and smashed the glass in his car Robinson was cut on the face and his eyes were injured Sheriff J F Johnston of Forest City was sent for to be ready for further disturb ances Although plans earlier in the day were to close the Farmers CoOper ative creamery the farmers ele vator and the produce plant in Buf falo Center at noon Wednesday it was later decided to await the decision of the mass meeting called for Buffalo Center Wednesday night Pickets probably 50 in number are covering all four highway en trances into Buffalo Center Up un til Robinson crashed through the ropes the whole picketing sector had been quiet with little agitation and with residents of the community not overly disturbed Trucks Turned Back Pickets at Thompson were sta tioned just inside the city limits on four roads leading into town Trucks were stopped and all turned back evidently because of argu ments which the striking farmers presented First picketing activity began Tuesday afternoon when truckers were warned not to bring products in Wednesday A report that a small amount of cream had been taken from a truck and dumped near Thompson coulc not be verified Farm strikers at Thompson planned to send delegations Wed nesday to Lake Mills and Foresl Tarn to Pace 6 Column 2 Kentucky 43 of 4204 districts For repeal 8478 against 2587 South Carolina D70 of 1320 dls tricta For repeal 32785 against 35577 North Carolina 1404 of 1831 dls triets For repeal 108000 against 258 810 Pennsylvania 3723 of 7925 dis tricts For repeal 098106 against 248 047 Utah 624 of 708 districts For national repeal 89180 against 54420 For state repeal 84876 against 47027 Ohio 7165 of 8585 districts For natlonil repeal J111510 against 480234 For state repeal In 3803 pre cincts 772338 against 305901 HULL HAS TALK WITH LITVINOFF Roosevelt to Taki Up Conversation With Russian Later WASHINGTON Nov 8 President Roosevelt hoped to begin talking over the business of mend ing RussoAmerlcan relations lati today with M M Litvinoff the special envoy of the soviet govern ment Mr Roosevelt made known hia in tentions juat aa Secretary Hull re celved Litvinoff in his office at the state department to begin the pre limlnary conversations over bridg Ing a break of 15 years in relations between the two countries It was indicated at the house that Mr Roosevelt would leave to his secretary of state dis cuasiona over the multitude of de tailed problems between the coun tries REPEAL TO MEAN SALOON IS BACK SAYS MRS SMITH EVANSTON 111 Nov 8 Mrs Ida B Wise Smith national president of the Womens Chris tian Temperance Union today said repeal of the eighteenth amendment meant the saloon was back She called It a tragic error and the moral forces of the coun try must mobolize in a cam paign education on the effect of liquor and in a movement for the extermination of the liquor traffic Mrs Wise Smith asserted that national prohibition had reduced liquor consumption by GO per cent cut deaths from alcoholism in half and increased the pur chasing power of the wage earner in figures that ran as high as six billions dollars a year 13 Known Slain as Grau Quells Revolt in Cuba Rebels Defeated in Six and Half Hours of Battle Palace Raided HAVANA Nov 8 persons were known to have been killed today in a revolt against the Grau Sou Martin regime which ap paLrenUy was put down alter six and oneJtolf whicti in cluded an unsuccessful attackor the palace v Thirtythree persons were wound ed the majority of them soldiers as the spectacular antiGrau move ment was beaten back by the army and then degenerated into spas domic fusillades which threw up torn Havana into a panic Eight dead and six wounded sol diers were in the military hospital while two dead soldiers and other wounded were in emergency hospital and other institutions in the uptown and suburban districts Continue Attacks Although the diehard A B C po litical group the most active the revolt continued sporadic at tacks the loyal troops of Col Pul genclo Baptista army chief df staff at Camp Columbia on the outskirts of the capital charged and routed rebellious aviation units Detachments from the dragones and the San Ambrosio barracks which also joined Li the movement in the upturn district began ne gotiations looking toward surren der The movement which was intend ed to reinstate Carlos Manuel de Cespedes as the legal president was headed by former aviatioa cap tain Guillermo Martull The former captain for a time was among the several hundred former army anc navy officers who were besieged in the National hotel in defiance of the Grau regime He left the hotel be fore the battle there Oct 2 which resulted in the ousting of the defiant officers Receive Death Blow De Cespedes who became presl dent following the flight of Gerardo Machado gave way to a socalled radical junta which ruled Cuba for a time This group in turn made way for the Grau regime The rebels apparently recelvcil a death blow to their hopes when thi rebellious force at the airfield a Camp Columbia broke out and fled under heavy fire from Colonel Ba tlatas infantrymen At the height of their movement the rebels held the police headquar ters three other police stations the provincial government building the Dragonea and the San Amboslo barracks and possibly the Atares barracks Failure to swing over the Cabana and the de la Fuerza fortresses and the palace guard also spoiled disaster to the revolting forces SAYS BURDEN ON PROPERTY MUST BE LIFTED NOW Urges Revision of Bank Laws in Message to Legislature TEXT ON PAGE 16 DES MOINES Nov 8 lyde L Herring in a message to day outlined his reasons for calling he special assembly and his views on the conditions of the state and ta finances He said that in addition to tax re vision there arc several dthcr pressing matters which demand early and definite action advanc ng the following recommendations for legislation Reduction of the tax burden on property by the creation of new sources of revenue Bank Law Revision Revision of the banking laws to permit state banks to qualify for federal deposit insurance and fed eral aid Adequate control of intoxicating liquors and promotion of the cause of temperance Strengthening of the mortgage moratorium law to make it auto matically effective unless its provi sions are voluntarily waived hy the mortgager Appropriation funds iior tells and gover nor administration His recommendations were alohj the same lines aa set forth in hi proclamation calling the special ses sion Notes Improvement Commenting on the condition o the state the governor declarec that since the dork days of las March there has been a substantia improvement in Iowa and through out the nation He cautioned against building unsoundly in the desire to proceed too rapidly to ward recovery In connection with the states fi nances he directed attention to re ductions in expenditures and aald the state law is living within its income despite decreased reve nues After pointing out that the state government in its present form can not bo conducted for much less than 40 millions of dollars per annum the governor said It appears we are rapidly approaching a point below which until we have effected some reorganization of state and local government we may not go without serious curtailment of governmental service Therefore we must look to tax revision for further relief New Revenue Sources The governor said that despite the decreases in the amount of the total tax burden on our property there is a persistent and well jus tified demand that new sources of revenue be provided He said that tax revision which does not afford tax relief to prop erty ia in effect no relief He pointed out that the interim committee on the reduction of gov crnmental expenditures and the tax committees of the two houses would in his opinion submit a re port proposing genuine property relief intended to provide new sources of revenue Turn in Pagn B Column 3 HUGH S JOHNSON WOULD STICK TO HERRINGS PLAN Senate Hears Proposal to Limit Extra Session to Emergency Jobs DES MOINES Nov 8 sideration of the special session would be limited to emergency sub jfcts recommended by Govcino Herring under a movement Inltiat ed today in the state senate new rule which woul effect wa3IUedrlixJib senate by Senator Claude stanle B of Corning shortly beforeith two houses in a joint session heart the governor outline his reasons fo calling the special session Stanleys proposal would prcven consideration or action on subject other than those recommended b the governor Principal among th subjects proposed by Governor Her ring for legislation were tax revi alon liquor control banking lav and mortgage moratorium revision and emergency relief Brings Opposition The movement brought some op position immediately in the house which had as yet received no similar proposal Various means of limiting Lhe subject matter and the length of the session already have been discussed Informally however The fate of the proposed rule in the senate already torn by political strife was indefinite Stanley ex plained that he believed the question should be threshed out immediate ly if a flood of bills which would keep the assembly in session for considerable time is to be prevented Early appointment of sifting com mittees which would supervise the selection of bills to be considered had been one of the means sug gested previously to keep the spe cial session within reasonable time limits House Marks Time The house which for much of thi first two days marked time whlL the senate wa9 involved in polltica discord over organization greetcc wtih applause today the announce ment that the upper branch finally had completed its permanent organ ization and was ready to proceei with business Governor Herring was escorted tc the house chamber by a commltte representing both branches for th Turn to Pnjre S Cotanrn 2 AVERS BENEFITS MOVING FAST IN THEIR DIRECTION Admits Price Disparity but Claims It Will Not Last DES MOINES Nov 8 ecogniziug a disparity of Indus rial and farm prices in the corn elt as far worse than the aver ge Gen Hugh S Johnson of the RA assured agriculture today that romised benefits of the adminis rations recovery program are moving rapidly in your direction The Agricultural Adjustment ad ministration Johnson said could ot have moved faster He appealed for farm support of 10 NRA asserting that it and the AAA are parts of each other so loaely related that you cannot trike one without striking the ther Only 6 Months Old Remember the Industrial re overy act chief continued that ie machine was only authorized by ongresslesa than six monthsago n that time it has lifted this coun ry about a quarter of the way out f the depth of the March depres ion Instead of complaining of slow Loss we should recognize this as he swiftest broadest and most ef ective action ever taken by a gov ernment in tlie whole history the world In every passing week you wiu gee Improvement In all meas ures ot prices have i FARM BUREAU TO BACK ROOSEVELT WASHINGTON Nov 8 Support of the American Farm Bur eau Federation for the administra tion form relief program was pledged to President Roosevelt to day by Edward A ONeal its presi dent 4 Million to Be Taken Off Public Relief Rolls Roosevelt Announces Expanded Federal Program WASHINGTON Nov S President Roosevelt today an nounced an expansion the fed eral relief program aimed at taking four million men off public relief rolls Tlie plan Involves the creation of a civil works administration and the use of 5400000000 of public woiks funds Through these additional funds the administration intends to in crease the part time work of men now on relief rolls so that they may be put on a self sustaining basis Two Million Nov 61 It is intended that two million men shall he put on self sustain ing basis hy Nov 16 and that an ad ditional two million men may be put on this basis by Dec 15 Harry Hopkins the federal relic administrator will direct the civi works administration The president 1ms laid down th principle or a M hour week for th workers he intends to employ Mr Roosevelt believes that b one stroke at least twothirds the families in the country now re celving relief will be removed least n part from relief roles Reduction Since April Approximately three million fam iliea are now being cared for b public relief agencies under whit house estimates Thia Is a reduction since April o 1500000 families The president ha been Informed that during Septem her alone 250000 families wer taken off relief rolls representin about one million persons Other recovery signs noled toda Turn to Pnjce K Column 4 pared a 17 per cent rise InIndus trial commodities to a 3T per cent increase In general farm prices Worst in U S Out here in the livestock coun try Johnson admitted this is not true and I am not going to stand here whero the distress ia worst and tell you people how well off you are In other cases and places it is better Right here It is about the worst in the United States Adding benefits derived from pro cessing taxes established by the ad ministration Johnson said adds materially to the farmers price in dex City dwellers pay these benc its he continued in processing toxas and prices just as farmers pay higher prices for factory pro ducts and one about balances out the other President Roosevelt in devising a recovery program for the three separate in dustrial financial Johnson said started In on all these problems at once Everything Asked For A conference of farm representa ives drew the agricultural adjust ment act Johnson related and to agriculture that program gave ev erything that had been askod for It gave it first and almost instantly There is authority to do every hing that ever had been suggested o raise farm prices and If none of the indirect methods work there is authority to tax the whole public and turn the proceeds over to agri culture to make up for any lag in parity of prices There is authority to wipe out the old gouging practices In distrib ution of farm products that have borne you down for many years There is authority to save your farms from foreclosure Going to Be Used The president has told you that they arc going to be used that if one will not work he will try an other hut that do it we will If there is anything more that you could ask of the congress and that congress could give I cannot imag ine what It could be Never until now was there any Turn to Face R Column t IOWA WEATHER Cloudy nome snow In the emit and central portions Wcdnewlay night Thursday probably cloudy nnd somewhat colder LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday Minimum in Night 20 At 8 A M Wednesday 21 Precipitation 03 Snowfall Trace