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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 23, 1933, Mason City, Iowa I1 r M OF North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WISE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT SLAKES AM WORTH tOWANS MStGHBOItS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23 1933 U S Has Its Difficulties Cuba Offers Menace to PanAmerican Conference By HERBERT 1LtJiMMER rASHINGTON Nov 23 When recent events in Cuba added to the un certainty of gov ernment there observers in Washington be gan speculating as to the possible effect the situa tion may have on prospects for suc cess of the U S delegation at the PanA men can conference con vening Dec 3 in Montevideo Roosevelt and his ad have looked to this occasion for ce BLAZE SPARES CALIFORNIA TOWN House Measure to 7 WAIVER BANKS FIGURES w CHICAGO MYSTERY SLAYING WAIVER BANKS MADE ELIGIBLE FOR RFC LOANS ips so carefully nurtured tratfon Whe tration first announced its good neighbor policy Should the appearance of central LinThy has been tamed by the present Cuban regime be dissipated the dreaded specter of intervention will be seen again Treaty obligations to keep order in the island republic rest on the gov ernment of the United States Beware of a Slip Since early August when Presi dent Machado fled from Cuba Washington has endeavored to let Cuba settle its own problems with out interference from the outside The administration even had enter tained happy prospects for an early return to normal conditions in the island The LatinAmerican press gen erally as well as public opinion has applauded what has been described as this countrys display Of ad vartce d diplomacy the it has been plear tojj01 that the Latin 0tre4for a Adopt LV occ WI1UL will the result One slip it is agreed would be sufficient to alter completely the attitude of the other American countries toward the Uni ted States Avoid Intervention Evidence of this is to be had in the factthat Argentina went so far on Sept 9 as to intimate to the state department through Ambassa dor Felipe Espil that intervention should be avoided at all costs Should President Roosevelt find it obligatory to intervene the Uni ted State delegation might not only find itself exposed to criticism from every LatinAmerican quarter at Montevideo but from those Euro pean countries which capitalize on every tactical error real or imag ined In the American policy toward its southern neighbors It should be remembered that it is not the effect but the cause of potential intervention in Cuba which disturbs LatinAmerica Platt Amendment The Platt amendment to the Cu ban constitution which charges the United States with responsibility for maintaining order in the Island is a sore spot south of the Rio Grande as well as in certain quarters of this country The complaint Is that It is politi cally immoral and the basis of an improper relationship between two sovereign states Senator Pittman of Nevada chairman of the senate foreign rela tions committee crusades openly for the scrapping of the Platt amend ment Others have urged that it be modified to save the United States from an anomalous position when intervention appears necessary LINDBERGHS ON HOP TO AFRICA HORTA Azores Nov 23 Col Charles A Lindbergh who with Mrs Lindbergh left here coday in their big monoplane said shortly before the takeoff that he planned to return to America by vay of Cape Verde Africa Senate Defers Action ts Bread and Butter Bills DES MOINES Nov 23 house today by a vote of 88 to 7 passed the second of the admini strations emergency banking bills which subordinates the claims of certificate holders in banks opera ting under the waiver plan to the rights of the Reconstruction Pi nance corporation in order to get RFC loans The bill is a companion measure to one passed earlier in the week by both branches of the legislature It would place state banking insti tutions on a parity with national banks to take advantage of the fed eral deposit insurance act Act Without Debate Action on todays bill was laker without debate although Represen tative E O Ellsworth of Hardin chairman of the banks and banking committee waa subjected to several questions relating to depositors1 rights He infomed the assembly that they were protected in the first hill in case of liquidation by making their claim prior rights Meanwhile the senate deferred action on the same bill because of the absence of the chairman of Its banking committee The upper house spent its morning passing the breadand butter bills of the de partment of agriculture and two other minor measures Dean Votes No The seven house members voting against the banking measure were Veath Brady Dean Goode Grau McCIean and Sours Not voting or absent were Augustine Craven Donlon Garner Grell Ostby Por ter Reed Rice Schmidt Strachan Thies and Miller The house also received from Representative Jensen and McKin non a concurrent resolution author izing the interim legislative com mittee to print in book form the re port of the Brookings institution for use of the members of the legisla ture together with 300 copies for public sale The bread bill sponsored by the department of agriculture encoun tered some opposition in the senate and was amended before its passage The senate was told that the pres ent law establishing the standards for a loaf of bread was unenforce able and that a new law was needed Eliminate Standard Principal opposition was raised to a provision which would have elim inated the standard half pound loaf The renate finally adopted an amendment by Wenner leaving such a loaf in the law and added an other provision for a threequarter pound loaf The bill would require the weigh ing of bread in the bakeries within the state or weighingof breaa shipped into the state at the point of crossing the state line or places of sale The butter bill also sponsored by the department of agriculture pass ed with little opposition but was discussed at length and the two bread and butter the subject of some hu morous comment Iowa Trade Mark The butter bill would vest the ownership of the Iowa butter trade mark in a state association and the bill also would create a state butter control board home of Dr Aloe iinOsay WyuUoop tlio bade of the auburn hairedvtotISiMra sWyera Vho hud fired one bullet Into husband the Widower Admits He Was Unfaithful to Slain Girl Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Nov breeds of scientists they risk their lives receive no money all to find out something But they are awful queer to us dumb ones They fly over the poles when there is no pole they go 11 miles straight up to see somethingwhen there is noth ing to see but air Now air is a mighty fine thing when not ooz ing from a public But to takeyour life in your bands to go 11 miles up just to see it when there is nothing more un interesting to look at than air Yours WILL ROGERS foiiyrWil IMS McXaiiirlit SjrnllMtc Also approved by the senate was IOWA WEATHER Cloudy and light snow Thursday night In extreme cast portion Friday fair colder In east and south portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday SS Minimum In Night 21 At 8 A M Thursday 22 Precipitation 01 of an Incli Snowfall A ol an Inch tjy mv avimie was the house bill sponsored by Repre sentative Yager to eliminate the re quirement for posting a copy of an ordinance in a postoffice The senate also approved a joint resolution fixing the salaries of several legislative employes who in Among the new bills introduced in the upper branch wa one by Senator Tnpp which would require a 2o inspection fee of new restau rants and allow for the use of funds so raised for enforcement Tax Revision Bill Probably the most far sweeping tax revision bill yet appearing this session was introduced todav bv Representatives Stracben Berwick McCIean Fclter and Crouch It provides a tax on the basis of gross income and affects all persons and types of business It has the sup Xnrn to Page 4 Column 6 BANK ROBBERY GANG CAUGHT One Slain Some of Other 6 Held Admit Attempt at Manchester KENOSHA Wis Nov 23 17 year old widow and five other persons one a girl of the same age seized when officers shot and killed the formers husband of an hour were charged by Kenosha county authorities today with a seiies of robberies and holdups All were captured last night after officers surprised them at a filling station and Walter Bergman 21 West Allis Wis the bridegroom was slain after he shot and wounded Cheney 21 the filling station attendant Confess Iowa Attempt Later Sheriff Clarence Ericksen said some of Vhose in custody had confessed to an unsuccessful at tempt to rob a bank at Manchester Iowa and to at least seven thefts robberies and burglaries in Wiscon sin Those held are Alice Pluta 17 who was married to Bergman at Waukegan III an hour before the shootings Jerry Sclmomier 21 and hlj wife Hazel 17 Chicago Joseph Miezejewski 20 MilwaukeeDon Donovan 21 La Gargc Wis and Sterling Hart 20 Chicago Find Guns In Car The trouble started when Sheriff Encksen and deputies drove up to Tom to Page 1 Colomn 3 Arrested in Chicago Someone in House Was Killer CHICAGO Nov 23 Wynekoop handsome young widow er came back today to the gloomy old mansion where his pretty wife had been shot to death and ac knowledged Prosecutor John M Long announced that he had been unfaithful to her Cool unruffled the young man snapped back the answers to ques tions flung at him by police and as sistant states attorneys Of the killing itself he gave no clew Long an assistant states at torney said Wynekoop denied hav ing fired the shot that pierced the heart of Rheta Gardner Wynekoop and said he had no knowledge of the crime Hunted by Police Hunted by police of several cities since his 23 year old wife was found shot through the heart on a surgical operating table young Wynekoop walked through an alley to the home of his mother Dr Alice Lois Wyne koop Police who arrested him sale Wynekoop first denied his identity but admitted it when confronted by neighbors Hatless and carrying a heavy suitcase he was taken to the Fillmoro street police station foi questioning Police Capt John Stege soon af terward announced Wynekoop had made a categorical denial of any knowledge concerning Rhetas death Stege quoted Wynekoop as saying he first learned of the tragedy in Kansas City yesterday Shot to Death Chief of Detectives William Scboemaker asserted today that chemists and detectives had turned up evidence which practically es tablished that Rheta Gardner Wynekoop was shot to death after partaking of the Tuesday evenintr dinner at the Wynekoop home and that the murder was committed by someone in the household Chemical examination of the con tents of the young womans stomach he said divulged undigested cab item in the meal which Alice Wynekoop her motherin law and Miss Enid Hennessey have Developments Swift Dr Wynekoop and members of her household were virtual prison ers over night in the old mansion that was the scene of the bizarre murder In her surgical operatin room They had been released from police custody hut two officers were stationed in ihe night Developments the home throughout came swiftly in to POIO 4 Column y CHARGE FRAUD IN GAS TAX REFUNDS Exemption Would Be Limit ed by Committee to Farm Purposes TEXT ON PAGE 16 DES MOINES Nov 23 Changes In the gasoline tax laws to eliminate many fraudulent re funds were recommended to the Iowa general assembly today by the special legislative investigating committee Citing many eases of fraudulent recovery of gasoline taxes the com mittee urged that the state treas urer be given more latitude in pass ng on claims for refunds and that this task should be placed In the mnds of competent men receiving adequate salaries instead of being eft up to ordinary clerks recelv ng clerks salaries ns at present Only Farm Uses Under changes recommended in be laws refunds would be limited only to gasoline used for agricul ural purposes At present contrac tors and others using gasoline for other than motor vehicle fuel are permitted refunds The committee also recommend ed that its life be continued to per mit it to continue its investigations further and to submit eventually a bill revising the entire motor ve hicle code as it applies both to gas oline taxes and to license fees The report dwelt at length on refunds obtained through alleged fraud by contractors in recent months Loosely Handled Your committee found that the matter of paying refunds has been during the years past very loosely handled in the treasurers office and that in 1932 particularly in the latter part of this year the ma chinery for handling those claims seems to have completely broken down especially where claims of contractors and alleged contractors were involved the report said Going into the history of con tractors refunds the report point ed out that before Dec fi 1931 such refunds were not allowed but on that day the supreme court found they were entitled to such recovery Thereafter it said at least two pes Moines attorneys began seek ing claims from contractors on a 50 per cent contingent fee basis and collected sometimes merely on a vague statement as to gasoline purchases over a period of five or six years and at other times on duplicate invoices Fee Splitting Charged There was evidence quite con clusive in its nature that these at torneys and others engaged in the racket were splitting to rnjo Column 7 their COPIES OF CORN LOAN CONTRACT MAILED TO IOWA Farmers Can Obtain 45 Cents a Bushel on Grain in Bins WASHINGTON Nov 23 The farm administration today com pleted ita corn loan contract an placed orders for 1750000 copie for distribution to farmers who wil be eligible to obtain loans of ii cents a bushel The first 1000 copies were air mail to Ray Murray Iowa secretary of agriculture for use at a school of state sealers who will examine corn on which loans will be made and seal the bins under the state warehouse act The same contract will be used for Iowa Illinois Nebraska Colo rado Minnesota and South Dakota which have state warehouse acts making it possible to make loans on warehouse receipts secured by corn stored and sealed on the farm of the growers Creillt Corporal Ion Another contract form will be used in the case of other states without warehouse acts and where farmers will be eligible to loans on corn stored in public bonded ware houses loans will be made through the newly formed commodity credi corporation with se aside for its use by the reconatruc tlon finance corporation which maj advance 530000000 more witl farm administrators saying they ex pect 5200000000 to be advanced to corn growers Only those who sign contracts to reduce their corn and log production uncSer the adminls rations program will be eligible to the loans McArthur Named Wallace named the Iowa commit ee which will direct the cornhog jroduction control program in that state R M Evans Laurens chair nan William McArthur Mason City Ralph Smith Newton and R Bliss of Iowa State Agricultural ollege Ames Bliss Is director of the state ex ension service Floyd Evelind of Boone county vill act as regional consultant on he corn loan program Names County Boards DES MOINES Nov 23 etary of Agriculture Ray Murray oday announced the names of mem bers of the corn loan warehousing boards in the various counties They will serve without pay un der the Iowa unbonded warehouse law Murray said he made his selec tions after conferring with members of the various farm organizations the state cornhog committee mem bers of the legislature and con gressmen The county membership included Cerro R Sheridan Clear Lake Leo F Smith Mason City William Bruns Sheffield Walter Skene Ventura Leland Jacobsen Thornton Berry and Ray Dunkelherg Rockford Matt Staudt Marble RocK F E Tracy Nashua LEK TRACT August Hartman Charles City Domestic Price of Gold Left Same for Third Day in Row WASHINGTON Nov 23 The administration today left the domestic newly mined gold price unchanged at an ounce It was the third day that the quo tation has been held at that figure Meanwhile the value of gold at London was S339S on a basis of sterling opening at S510 to the pound Morgenthau Orders Treasury Guards to Stand at Attention WASHINGTON Nov 23 the order of acting Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr guards at the treasury were notified yesterday that they must show respect for official superiors by standing ut at tention when approached or being addressed Tracy Out of Film Job for Bad Behavior Actor Claims I Was Just Helping Them Celebrate LOS ANGELES Nov 23 Lee Tracy the screen actor who go Intotrouble in Mexico City for aj impromptu scene he staged on j hotel balcony was due back in Hoi lywood tonight where he will find himself among the ranks of the un employed Describing the actora unseheci tiled appearance in the Mexican japitnl as deplorable behavior jOUIs B Mayer executive of the MetroGoldwynMayer studios which held Tracys contract announced he actor could no longer consider limself in any way connected with iis organization Offers Kxplanatlnit Arriving in El Paso enroule to lollywood Tracy offered an ex lanation for his conduct He said fexico City newspapers erred when hey reported be appeared unclad n the hotel balcony and thumbed lis nose at a group of cadets on aracle I was just helping them cele rate said Tracy Id been on a abarct party and had some drinks nd like any drunk I began yelling Someone yelled buck and I houted Why donL you go to The next day I went to jail paid a small fine apologized and thats all there was to it Apologizes to President Mayer sent a telegram to Presi dent Abelardo Rodriguez of Mexi co in which he apologized for Tracys conduct The actor was in Turn to THRC I Column fi BRUSH FIRE OUT OF CONTROL AS RESIDENTS FLEE Damage Including Loss of Homes Estimated at LOS ANGELES Nov 23 After destroying numerous small cabins and some larger homes in the northern section oc Tujtmga and im perilling scores of fire fighters a stubborn forest fire veered away rom the little foothill town 20 miles north of here and apparently left II safe today Most of the population lad evacuated Tujungu Estimates of the number of cab ns and houses destroyed ran as high as 150 but fire fighting offi ials said there was no way of ac urntely checking the number until ater Damage to the valuable foothill alershed including loss of homes as estimated roughly at 53000 Scenes of Confusion Scenes of hysterical confusion vere enacted at Tujunga ns the flames spread in the town Many eSKicnts abandoned all their pos icsslong and fled while others seeli ng to save their valuables had to le dragged from the scene by fire rien L D Hotchkiss assistant man aging editor of the Los Angeles Times waa among those forced to flee their homes At least eight the homes de stroyed were pretentious dwellings wealthy presidents whq had lo catecLin Tujungafor thedryinlll climate of the 8000 feet altitude Hall Thrown Open The American Legion hall and several public buildings were thrown open to women and children First aid stations were kept busy dressing the burns of many of the 3000 fire fighters the majority of vhom were residents who volun teered to stem the red tide From Los Angeles approximate y 20 miles distant the fire nearcd as a long crimson ribbon ex encling down the mountainside The smoke from the blaze aii but lotted out tlie early morning SUn ise over Hollywood BALLOON WENT UP 61237 FEET Settles Figure to Be Sent to International Group as World Mark WASHINGTON NOV 23 calibration of the barometer carried by Lieut Commander T G W Settle in his stratosphere flight showed the lialloonists had ascended 01237 feet The National Aeronautic associa tion in announcing the figure said it would be forwarded to the Feder ation Aerohautique Internationale ns n new world height record Ray Cooper of the NAA said that although the soviet stratosphere bnlloonists had claimed a height of more than 62000 feet the U S S R was not a member of the Feder ation Aeronautique Internationale and that no official proof of their height was held by that interna tional organization Officially Cooper said the fi3ir1 feet ascended by August Piccard the Belgian scientist had stood as the worlds record Will Uc PARTS Nov 23 Inter national Aeronautical Federation Indicated today that the strato sphere ascension of Lieutenant Commander Settle of the United States would be recognized as a official worid3 attitude record Administration Will Restrict Production and Sale of Liquor WASHINGTON Nov 23 The administration yesterday throw out the proposed code offered bv organized distillers and submitted it siiljititute which places restric tions on retail sale and production Some observers interpreted this move as indicating that the govern ment bad abandoned any intention of having a federal monopoly The substitute code was drafted by the special committee set up by President Roosevelt on th al coholic beverages Rock Island to Have 3 Impartial Trustees CHICAGO Nov 3 Judge James H Wilkerson hs appointed three impartial trustee for the Chicago Rock Island anrl Pacific railroad Frozen Without Stirring How to make dainty and dc licious frozen desserts without using a dash freezer is explained m detail in a booklet prepared by specialists of the bureau of home economics of tiie department ni agriculture which is a seasonable offering to readers of this news paper And after telling how to do it this valuable publication gives recipes for all kinds of mousses and parfnlts Theres one for making ice cream sand wiches that sounds especially in viting Send 1 cents in coin for a copy Use coupon Mnaoti City filnhcGnzcfte Information Bimiiu Fnclnrlc 1 Hiiskln Director Washington I inclnKe 4 cents In coin carefully wrapped for the booklet on Ice Cream Frozen Without Stirring Name Street City Statn
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