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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS L13ASED WIIIB SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 18 1933 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ON1J NO 60 Will Tackle Crop Control New Vigor in Move Seen After Davis Appointment By HERBERT PLUMMEK ASH1NGTON Dec 18 pointment ot Chester Davis as AAA administra i o r to replace George Peek will mean it is be lieved here that the administra tion will tackle with renewed vigor the problem i of crop control I Davis is known to regard this as one of agricul tures fundamen tal p r o 1 1 ems I Marketing agree ments and codes are helpful but in his opinion are uot necessarily a controlling factor This was the root of the contro versy between Peek and the profes sors which led to Peeks retirement as administrator to take over an other job As the farm bill was drawn the AAA administrator acting for the President through his secretary of agriculture has a choice of sev eral courses and wide latitude The professors were for applying regulations for reduction of acreage at the start Peek was for going more gradually into action He held to a modification of the old equali sation fee idea for which he had fought so hard when the McNary Haugen farm bill was before con gress Long Standing Difference In other words he favored an ar rangement by which a percentage of total crops annually would be marked eligible to receive the bounty on produce raised for do mestic consumption the remainder to be sold at the world piice This percentage would be applied to the yieldon every farm Difference between the Peek and the opposing faction at first were House notedthat Ytheir were not recon ledVvBiid the President sent the away with a request that they get together The breach steadily widened however to such an extent that Mr Roosevelt finally had to inteivene Choice Of Support Davis at this time was serving under Peek as director of the div ision of production He and Peek not only were close personal friends tut had been business associates Secretary Wallace also was his friend His efforts toward attempting a reconciliation between the two fac tions earned for him the sobriquet among newspapermen and others as the Henry Clay of theAAA Some credit him with having delayed the climax of the feud until now It finally resolved itself to where he was forced to disagree with one friend and agree with another He threw his support to Wallace Di ies Wartime Governor of Missouri ST LOUIS Dec IS crick D Gardner 64 war time gov crnor of Missouri and well known in national democratic circles dice here early today of a toxemic in fection of the jaw which developed after extraction of a tooth U S BOOSTS ITS PRICE OF GOLD Fight to Strike Out Retail Sales Tax Begins PATTERSON FOR LEVY ON CHAiNS AS SUBSTITUTE Senate Opens Debate on Committees Three Point Bill NEW JAPANESE ENVOY DES MOINES Dec 18 The ight to strike out the retail sales ax major revenue raising provision of the interim committees three point tax bill got under way today in the state senate Senator George Patterson of Burt made a determined plea for adop ion of an amendment which would strike out the retail sales tax and substitute in its place only a li cense charge on chain stores Sponsors of the amendment along with Patterson were Senators Beardsley Callioun and Ritchie Strike Sales Tux Their proposal would eliminate entirely the retail sales tax of 2 per cent calculated to raise 514500000 about threefourths of the total revenue to be produced by the bill f the interim committee Should the retail sales tax be stricken there would be left in the bill only the provisions for a per sonal net income tax of from 1 to D per cent calculated to raise up wards of and a 2 per cent net corporation income estimated to yield year Patterson told the senate that through propaganda the btjllof had beea Bpreadthat Bur poseloftaxJrevrsioiisTiouid be duction of burden on prop erty To Equalize Burden Rather than this the purpose he said should be to equalize the tax burden so that each man pays his fair share and no more This will bring incidentally some lightening of the property tax load he added Declaring that the retail sales tax is not based on ability to pay but on ability to consume Patterson said the tax was manifestly un just and unfair and asked the sen ate to rule it out The retail sales tax provision not belong in this bill he de clared adding that no one can de fend it from the standpoint of jus tice Cites Railroad Case Citing the case of the railroads lie said the retail sales tax would have the effect of shiftinga tax load of about 51000000 a year from the railroad companies to the shoul ders of the wage earners He pointed out in this connection that the hill provides for a credit ing back to the property taxpayers of revenue raised from the new sources and also said that the rail roads would not pay much of a re Hirnslil nbcvc now Japanese minister to the Neth crlunds is slated to become the new Japanese ambassador to the Slates succeeding Ambassador Katsugi Debnchi Unemployed Show Their Yule Spirit Join in Gift of to Christmas Cheer Cause Previously reported Welfare Workers CoOp Association ilHI Junior Mission Bund of Immunucl Lutheran Church Lniiamed Friend 00 F II C 50 ifuco Evangelical Ladies Aitl Soviet 200 City Progressive Club 200 ifnrte0 Clarks Class of First M K Church 1000 A Workman JOtl Dougherty Friend 100 A F H and F L II 100 Friend E K Ii50 Mr mid Mrs II Wnerlh 5IO Hadnssiih und Sisterhood Jewish Organisation SOO STOVER CHOSEN TOFOURTHTERM Adolph Thanks Governor for Finding Dog for Him Nmv Total S378G5 Senator Patterson decla Turn in Pasr 2 Colnn the Ottumwa Mayor 2 Commissioners Reply to Charges Challenge of Local Budget Law of State OTTUMWA Dec 18 In a lengthy answer filed an hour be fore their ouster trial was to start in district court Mayor Edwin C Manning and Commissioners W L Disbrow and John L Davies of Ot tumwa challenged the constitution ality of the Iowa local budget law which they are charged with violat ing The law is null and void the city officials claim because it attempts to confer arbitrary power upon the director of the budget in that it requires the approval of the direc tor to transfer money from one fund of a municipality to another The answer further charges that the law is unconstitutional because it is not of uniform operation and because the matters attempted to be covered by said sections of the code are legislative in nature and attempt to confer legislative powers upon an executive officer Reply to Charges The local city councils formal reply to the state charges of mal administration misconduct and cor ruptiou also offers explanations tor As a token of their gratitude over tlie fact that some of their number long out of employment have witliin the past fortnight re ceived temporary work under the CWA members of the Welfare Workers Coop erative associa tion chipped in and gave 52 for the Christmas Cheer fund isnt much West Liberty Child Born in AutomobiL IOWA CITY Dec IS Harvey Walker of near West Liber ty gave birth to child in an auto mobile on the highway east of here after a flat tire on her husbands automobile delayed her trip to the University hospital Wea IOWA WEATHER Tjnsettled Monday night and Tuesday possibly ruin or snow in southeast portion somewhat warmer in southeast and colder In northwest Monday night much colder Tuesday moderate cold wave In northwest and ex treme north LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 21 Minimum In Night 10 At 8 A M Monday t7 Trace of Snow Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 40 Minimum In Night 15 Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Friday 84 Minimum In Night XO CHARGED WITH VARYING AGENDA Brazilian Accused by Cuban Group of Sidetracking Intervention MONTEVIDEO Dec IS The Cuban delegation to tlie Pan American conference today charg ed Afranio Mello Franco foreign minister of Brazil and chairman of Ihe international law committee of the conference with varying the agenda of the conference in order to thwart discussion of a Cuban proposal to outlaw intervention in American nations The Cuban charge was backed up by delegates from Haiti and togeth er they forced the conference to agree to discuss the antiintervention proposal fully Tuesday At the same time they threaten ed the disqualification of Mello Franco and to seat the internation al law committees vice chairman Angel Alberto Giraudy of Cuba in his place A spokesman for the United States said the North American del egation was willing to have the Cu ban proposal given a thorough dis cussion and added that the United States delegates were unaware that Mello Franco had made any change in the conference agenda which serves oq a calendar for discus sion of conference subjects the city acted illegally when money was paid out for advertising the city for the purchase of gasoline in private automobiles premiums on bonds for city employes payment of telephone charges for certain city employes and payment for im provcments made at tho Ottumwa airport and municipal golf course The airport is not operated by the city and the golf course while not owned by the city is under lease to a public recreation concern Practically all of these payments were made for the best interests ot the city officials claim Regarding the telephone fees they assert that the policy followed is a long cus tom but that upon objection made in the examiners report reimburse ment has been made to the city Wnulil I5o Approved The officials also state that had the local delinquent tax sales bee held according to law the city would have received money enougl to avoid transfers now claimed Ille gal They also assert that any trans fers claimed would have been ap proved by any director of tlie bud get acting fairly and impartially and that because of the exigencies existing at the time of such trans fers it was impracticable to at tempt to obtain approval by the di rector of the budget When the answer was filed at 1 p m today the defense attorney also indicated they would rcques separate hearings for the three of ficials Escape With Loot KIRON Dec 18 men escaped with loot amid a haj of bullets after they held up th I M Ireland drug store here Thej overlooked a larger amount 0 money in the safe the woman wfiolurongfil tlif contribution to the GlobeGa zette office But it is our way of putting our bless ing on the cause We wish we could do more Here is another challenge to the generous impulse if others far more able to give than his group many of whom have been vithout income for months The solicitation is In its final veek with the chances of success against the project unless those who lave displayed their generosity other years can be appealed to in the remaining six giving days An itemization of the contribn ions last year reveals that of the 5195863 raised about S1100 was in cash and the remainder in merchan dise The Knights Templar came through with G25 Merchants wishing to contribute iny articles which can be used by VIrs Mabel Blaise in the adminis tration of this fund will he credited with a monetary equivalent of the goods contributed of course For in formation concernnig this it would be well to call Mrs Blaise at No 1CJ Dozens of donors have found that a gift to this cause comes back a hundredfold in dividends folks If you havent responded to that gen erous impulse now is the time to do so Help insure against any empty stockings in Mason City next Monday morning Address or bring your Christmas Cheer contributions to the Globe Gazette 6 DEAD 13 HURT IN HAVANA RIOTS More Than 110 Spaniards Arrested for Part in Disorders HAVANA Dec 73 counted six dead and 13 wounded today in the capitals latest blood shed and disorders More than 100 Spaniards were rounded up and taken to old Cubann fortress during the night charged with having participated in the out breaks While soldiers massed to prevent new violence preparations were made to receive Jefferson Caffery President Roosevelts representative who will pick vip where former Am bassador Sumner Welles left off in efforts to bring a settlement of Cubas political strife Shooting broke out yesterday afternoon with the sacking and burntng of the office of the news paper El Pals Soldiers did not succeed in re storing a semblance of order until nearly nightfall Cerro Gordo Group in Favor of Divorcing Extension Work The Cerro Goido county Farm Bureau at its annual meeting in the Y M C A Monday reelected F W Stover president of the fourth consecutive year and went on record in favor of legislation divorcing the Farm Bureau and agricultural ex tension work Mr Stover was elected to head the county organization for another year over his own protest and was also chosen delegate to the federa tion meeting Andrew Olson vice president ij A Mathrc secretary and Shirley Slanfiekl treasurer ivcrc also reelected The following township nominees were elected on the board of direc lois Wayne Walford Grant B H Myhro Lincoln C A lOser Lime Creek Paul Matzcn Falls R A Lmleman Portland Henry Johnson Mason Ben SkadlHnd Lake Elmer Nelson Clear Lake Cecil Avis Union John Stevenson Bath T L Curran Owen James Kooney Dougherty Tom Mo rim Geneseo Clarance Ulluni Pleasant Vnlley and Charles Hanson Grimes Officers Keport The meeting which convened shortly before noon included the re ppriaof officers Maricn B Olson Mrs A N Mat zen home project chairman and Mrs W E Studyvin 4H club chairman The Rev William Gal breth of the Olivet M E cliuxlcli gave the invocation and led in com munity singing Other music in cluded singing by high school stu dents The county agents report showed he had devoted the greater part of the time the last three moths to educational work on tlie surplus sit uation particularly on the corn and wheat and the last few days on the cornhog program The county ageit IIJIK held 204 meetings and demonstrations with a total attendance of 10000 persons duringthe year This year a total of 120 baby beeves were finished while prospects arc lor an Increas ed number next year as there have been 198 resquests On 4H Work Work the past yenr has centered on 4H club work with the belief that among the youth educational activity is most effective Mrs Matrons report indicated that home project work had under gone considerable expansion tho past year The resolution on the Bureau passed by the organization was ns follows Whereas the present Farm Aid law places an unjust burden upon the Farm Bureau member in that he is compelled to pay five times as much as the nonmember who re ceives the same service and benefits in the way of information junior and adult education and aggrega tion organization accomplishments we favor a law that will distribute the cost of this agricultural exten sion work as equitably as other public projects and that will give to Does Not Need Much More for Happy Christmas JERSEY CITY N J Dec IS 11 Gioia Jr 11 needs little more to make his Christmas a happy one His dog Rex is home again I just got my pal Hex back and I want to thank you bccmisc you found him he wrote Gov A Harry Moore last night after he and Hex hat been reunited in tho seventh police precinct Its the best Cluist mas present Ill ever get and Ill never forget what you did Governor Moore was hardly less pleased than Adolph I told him to bring the dog over to the boy fix him up and make him happy lie told the Associated Press relating conversation ho hue held with Captain William Nichol of the state police after Rex half starved WHS found yester day by Mrs Ruth ODonnell at Dunelleu For eight days Hex bail been missing since Adolph who is 11 look him to visit his aunt Mrs Mary Conti at Lincoln a few miles from Dunellcn Last week Adolph wrote the governor begging for aid Mrs ODonnell having read of the case was attracted by a dog she saw yesterday took it home identified it through Us license tag and notified tlie state police ADOIlH OIOIA llt When Ills Dog Was Tuni In a Column 1 Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cat Dec sure got to give it to this administration for trying to do something for the clown and out Over in Phoenix the other day I nmon to something that I had not read about but I un derstand there Is quite a few m southwestern states Its called a government transient camp 1 went out to see em There was about 700 men and boys Lots of em very young and they kept em there and fed cm and gave em clothes They received no money good food good cots and blankets All had to work Lots of cm were making wooden toys for the children in Phoenix for Xmas A taxpayer cant kick on this money being spent if its on food Yours WILL ROGERS OpjrfKlit McNniiKht Symllrntc WANT NO CHANGE INMVERY ACT Government Prefers Not to Have Amendments Made by Congress WASHINGTON Dee IS Government officials have decided after six months trial of the indus trial recovery act that they would prefer not to reopen it to amcnd tnt at the coming session of con gress Unless condition then demand it consequently they intcnI to auk no changes One exception how ever may develop from the desire of Senator Wagner DN Y to get dow nin black and white the powers of the national labor board which he heads Contain Some Inconsistencies Tlie men who have administered the N1RA do not consider the law perfect They believe it contains some inconsistent and even con tradictory previsions but hope those will not prove of sufficient importance to warrant reopening the entire structure That by and large reflects their satisfaction with the results ob tained to date though it docs not mean that alt codes now in force are considered satisfactory or that changes may not be sought in the future through the codes them selves May He Dropped Wagner wants the law to insure the workman a really freo chance to elect a representative to bargain with his employer lie wants the labor board put on a permanent basis with statutory power to settle dispbutes between employe and employer If it should develop that this can be accomplished by further execu tive orders Wagners plan for leg islation may be dropped But two or more moves from outside tho government are ex pected for modification of the law Some one is almost certain to re introtlucfi a 30 hour work week hill Congressional sympathizers with business are expected to try foi elimination of section 7A the clause drawn to prohibit coded em ployers from interfering with the unionization of their labor Trouble KvpectailonH Fade Hugh S Johnson who is going to remain administrator at least until congressional storms are met and dealt with has warned against both courses Expectations of serious trouble at the outset of the congress were seriously entertained by officials a few weeks ago but rightly or wrongly have now faded and there is every indication that the industrial recovery unit will seek the help of dominant congressional elements for harmony Burglar Ixaves Cnsh WHEELING W Vn Dec 18 tT burglar with a yen for smokes stole 1SOO cigars from a Wheeling Ftogie factory An open cab box ho ignored Charles City Man Safety Director for State CWA Appointment of Charles W McFarland Announced by Mulock DES MOINES Dec IS Charles W McFarland of Charles Clty was appointed today as state safety director of tlie civil works administration The appointment was made by E H Mulock civil works administrator after a confer ence with Chief Engineer George Keller and department heads McFarland formerly employment nanagcr and safety director of the Oliver Farm Equipment company at Charles City has directed safety vork for 17 years For 10 years hi vas associated with tho Wallace Tractor Works at Racine 1C J WiilJer civil works direc tor of Floyd county who recom nemlcHl the appointment appeared vilh the new safety director Monday as offices for the new department were being prepared on the fourth rloor of the old federal building Mc Farland conferred with Mulock and Keller outlining the work of pro CWA employes from accidents ind arranging to work in conjunction with Hie workmens compensation net under which the workmen arc protected Directors for the safety work in each county will Ijc appointed Farland said It is probable that county officers administrating the compensation lawn now will he named for the safety work accord ingto the new director IGNORES CRITICS CALLING NEW 5 CENT INCREASE Change in Quotation Ls First One Declared Since Dec 1 WASHINGTON Dec AS government jumped its gold price ti an ounce today 1or the firsi upward movement mice Dec 3 The 5 cent increase resumed tlir upward trend begun when si price in was fixed Oct 25 at the be ginning or President Roosevelts ei fort intended to boost commodily prices by raising gold values It also was the first price incrcuv Mince the disclosure of recent heavy gold purchases abroad estimated ti I have exceeded j Iliiiiiil Is Sinmg I This foreign buying was believed to have taken place luring the time tlie domestic price remained station ary Whether the new increase rep resented a return of emphasis to the domestic price and a lesseninjr of foreign purchases coud not be learned officially Bar gold was bringing 1111 ounce in London today on the basis of sterling opening at M to the pound Apparently by coincidence tlv new gold price increase followed two group statements relating to tlie countrys monetary and finan cial condition NrookingK Criticism One was a study by the Brook ing institution holding that the ad ministrations gold purchase plan can not be relied upon to brin higher price tevelsIt calledfor reconsideration ofinonefary p in relation to economic recovery arguingthat monetary uncertainty sooner or later leads to a deter ioration of government credit Tho second development wns i demand of the National Economy league for a balancing of the budget which would bringall expenditures both ordinary and emergency with in receipts LINOYS ARRIVE AT CHARLESTON Land at Navy Yard on Their Flight From Miami to New York CHARLESTON S Car Dec IS and Mrs Charles A Lind bergh cnroute from Miami to New York landed at tho Charleston navy yard today at p m The famous flying couple was first sighted over Fort Moultrie and tlien continued northward cir cling the navy yard Without warn ing the colonel then brought the plane to n smooth landing They did not tie up at tile moor ing dock until anil the reason for their stop was not given CALLS ON US TO BALANCE BUDGET Economy League Urges Cut in Future Emergency Expenditures NEW YORK Doc 18 true balanced budget uiis urged today by the National Economy league in a petition to Presidciu Roosevelt and congress The league calls for a reduction of future emergency expenditures under the recovery program warn ing that further increases in the budget will in its opinion produce unsound money anj endanger na tional solvency Tlie petition stated that tin league Is nonpolitical ami nonpar tisan and that its action should no be construed as critical of the na tional recovery program except the programs costs endanger nn tional credit in Seven Lose Lives in Auto Accidents Heavy Chicago Fog CHICAGO Dec IS perwns pcrisbcd in motor car mis haps during a heavy fog that en veloped Chicago Sunday The fog wns so dense that airplane was held up until late last night After the fog had lifted another victim was added to the list when Mrs Margaret Grace 63 a wealthy widow and prominent local club wo man was killed by n hit and run chauffeur Jnnuss McKnight xvho was surrendered to police by his em ployer Arthur presi ieiii of a bank HOW TO GET AHEAD Expert advice on handling money is needed by every one no matter how small his income The booklet How to Cut Ahead tells how to make the best uses of money what to spend what to save bow to make your money work for you Examples are given of budget and account keeping for indivcl nais and families By simple Hys tematic of handling money you can get iilicad even on your present income Everybody wants money but few know how to handle the money they earn This 32page booklet with budget tables ami account pages has detailed facts anybody can understand Price G cents in coin mailed Mason City Information Hureau Frederic 1 Hiskiii Director VrtiNliIiifrton D I inclose 5 cents In coin fcarefully wrapped for tho booklet How to Get Ahead Name Street City State   

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