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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 19, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT HAKES ALL XOKIU IOWAKS NEIUHBOttS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CEXTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 19 1933 TI11S PAPEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 61 Ban on News Not Success Morgenthau Calls in Newspapermen to Halt Rumors By HERBERT FLUMMER ASHINGTON Dec Hen ry Morgen Uiau jr clamp ed down his censorship ban on treasury news upon becoming actiug secretary Washington cor respondents im mediately con centrated on his department Those who for merly dropped in at the treasury on the rarest oc c a s i o n s began making it their business to call daily Attendance at Morgenthaus press conferences increased percep tibly They started writing stories too of them not concerned with routine treasury business or com ing through official channels which the acting secretary had set up As a favorite theme many of these stores dealt with the changes or hinted shakeups in personnel un der Morgenthau His moves to sur round himself with advisers of his own choosing encouraged the re porters to anticipate who would be the next to go There were indications that this finally got on the acting secretarys nerves Oil On the Waters The climax came when word went out that Walter J Cummings chair man of the Federal Deposit Insur ance corporation had resigned and would accept the chairmanship of a bank board in Chicago Obviously disturbed at the report of Cummiugs resignation Morgen thau sent out a call for newspaper men regularly assigned to cover the treasury to come to his office When they had assembled he im mediately disclaimed any knowledge of Cummings departure from the vbrk and expregsed the hope that he would remain in the treasury as long as I do He requested newspapermen to make public his attitude He would appreciate it if they would What seemed odd about the whole affair was that no denial was made that Cummings would resign Des pite the acting secretarys agitation the report persisted that he would get out before very long Entirely Unofficial The seriousness with which Mor genthau talked to the newspaper men was relieved by another visitor to the secretarial chambers in the shape of a very fine cocker spaniel dog During the whole of the interview the cocker spaniel frisked and scam pered about the chamber climbing over the newspapermen to receive friendly pats or jumping in and out of vacant chairs When Morgenthau had concluded someone asked Mr Secretary is the dog a new acquisition to your official family Morgenthau smiled wryly and re plied No he belongs to my daughter that go into the story Ask Postponement of Pistol License Bill DES MOINES Dec 19 The house judiciary No 1 commit teetoday recommended for indefi nite postponement the Hartman hi which would require the licensing of all sellers of pistols The bill also would require registration of pur chasers all of whom would be li censed Peace officers would be ex empt from the bills provisions Relief Rolls Gut in Half by CWA Jobs WASHINGTON Dec 19 several Iowa cities the civil workf program has absorbed about hal the cases previously on relief rolls A report here shows Sioux City 53 per cent of relief cases trans ferred to civil works DCS Molnes 42 per cent transferred and Sioux Falls S Dnk 62 per cent trans ferred IOWA WEATHER Generally fair in extreme west portion unsettled in cen tral and east snow probable In southeast nnd extreme east Tuesday night nnd Wednesday somewhat warmer Wednesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 40 Minimum in Night 16 At 8 A M Tuesday 20 TURBINE EXPLODES 4 MEN HURT Iowa Senate Votes 38 to for ON CHAIN STORE LEVY PROPOSAL Half of Amendment by Patterson of Burt Is Defeated DES MOINES Dec 19 state senate today voted 11 to 38 to retain the retail sales tax provi sion in the interim committee three point tax program The vote taken in committee of tlie whole rejected the first half of an amendment proposed by Senator George Patterson of Burt and others Senator Patterson proposed the striking of the retail sales tax from the bill and the addition of a chain store tax No action was taken on the second half of the amendment that providingfor the chain store levy Opposed In Debate Major test that the interim tax committee bill has undergone so far Pattersons amendment was de terminedly opposed in todays de bate Elimination of the retail sales tax would hiive stricken from the bill the principal revenue raising feature Sponsors of the interim bill have estimated that the 2 per cent tax on retail sales would raise 000 a year while the provisions for a 1 to 5 per cent net personal in come tax and a 2 percent net cor account Made 2 Questions Division of the Patterson amend ment into the two questions was ac complished in parliamentary man euvering at yesterday afternoons session the move left advocates of the interim bill hopeful not only of retaining the retail sales tax but of adding the chain store tax which it was estimated would bringin 000 additional After defeating the Patterson amendment the senate following regular procedure would have con sidered the second question How ever it was decided to defer further action on this matter until tomor row and to take up other amend ments this afternoon The vote on the amendmentto eliminate the retail sales tax was as follows McArthur Votes No Aschenbrcnner Beards ley Cftlhoun Hill Hopkins Hush Husted Leo Patterson Ritchie and Wilson Noes 38 Anderson Baldwin Bennett Booth Byers Carden Chrystal Coykendall Doze Elthcn Fisch Frailey Geske Harrington Hicklin Irwin Kimbcrly Klemme Knudson McArthur Meyer of Bre mer Miller of Buchanan Miller of Jones Moore Mullaney Nelson Pendray Reese Roelofs Schmidt Shangle Stanley Stevens of De catur Stevens of Wapello Topping Tripp Valentine and Wenner Absent or not voting Beatty The portion of the amendment which would strike the retail sales tax wag determinedly opposed by Senator John K Valentine of Cen terville chairman of the interim committee and was staunchly sup ported by Senator Patterson Reviews Discussion In renewing their discussion Val entine said he did not believe Sen ator Patterson favored taking any Turn to InKe 2 CVilumn 4 SHOOTING NEAR HAVANA PALACE Gangs of Negroes Carrying Sticks Force Shops to Open HAVANA Dec 19 Lroke out near the presidential paf nce in Havana shortly after noon today as gangs of Negroes armed with sticks roamed the streets forcing shops which had closed to open Violence which saw seven bomba exploded in the city last night was extended into today Armed soldiers and sailors pa trolled the streets as the govern ment attempted to stop the new dis orders One Negro eating in a nearby estaurant was killed by a stray bullet and another was seriously wounded LINDBERGHS LAND IN FLORIDA S 1 to Retain Sales Tax CLYDE STILWELL RECEIVES BASAL SKULLFRACTURE Col Charles A Lindbergh and his uife Anne as they reached Miami after Ihelr flight over the Caribbean from San Pedro de Mncoris Dominican republic completing the 901 mile flight In 0 hours unil 48 minutes Lindys at End of Adventure Red and Spic EndLongHop Complete Their Air Journey of About 25000 Miles BULLETIN NEW YOKK Dec 19 Col am Mrs Charles A Lind bergh finishing it dramatic 25 100 mllft journey overmuch of the globe came home today to Imng the babys stocking up for Christmas They lighted in the Ennfc river near College Point Queens nt p ni eastern standard time NEW YORK Dec 19 mail and his wife and a plane came today to the end of great adventure These are the Charles who was Slim when he flew the mail from St Louis to Chi cago not yet a decade ago and Anne patrician daughter of a man who was a Morgan partner Written on the blackboard of the skies is the story of their flight that touched 31 countries and colonies Twentyfive thousand miles in round numbers measures their jour ney which began July 0 from New York Red and Spic Their monoplane Red and Spic took them over Labradors sounding shores Greenlands ice through North Atlantics bitter cold Eng lands fog along the languid equa tor where the trade winds die to Brazil northward West Indies Miami Charleston and fi nally home Scientists of the machines that fly will pore over the records and notei of the Lindberghs flights and from them will evolve answers to many questions of Intercontinental transocean flying It was to acquire such data that the Lindberghs un dertook the adventure under the auspices of PanAmericnri Airways Infallible 1rcclslon Again as in his New York to Paris solo the accuracy of the Lind bergh navigation and the smooth ness of the Lindbergh flying skill was notable With infallible preci sion he lifted his plane and set it down at his destinations Two score major hops were made and many side trips with no worse mishap than slight damage to the propeller The Lindberghs some times with the smiling Anne at the controls but mostly with the wind burned sometimes grumpy colonel at the stick took the north Atlan tic in easy jumps and leaped the south Atlantic in one 187T mile hop Anne Works KiWilo Mostly Mrs Lindbergh worked the radio sending out from the trailing nntaenna reports of the Turn tu Iltge 4 Column U KILLS FRIENDS WIFE AND SELF Slayer of Young Married Woman Found Dead in His Garage CHICAGO Dec 10 slaying in a suburban Lyons beer tavern today of a young married woman was followed several hours Inter by the suicide of the man po lice identified as her killer The principals in the double trag edy were Mrs Irene Hard 24 of Lyons and Wilfred Belanger 51 identified by the formers husband George Hard as my best friend Begin to Quarrel Joseph Talafous proprietor of the Camp Grill tavern said the cou ple returned to the place after tak ing Hard home and that as they sat drinkingthey began to quarrel Going to the booth he said he saw Belanger draw a revolver at which the tavern keeper rushed to a telephone to call police While he was putting n call through he said a shot was fired and he found Mrs Hard lying on the floor nnd her companion gone Police went to the Hard home nearby and aroused the husband who had retired and from him learned the identity of his wifes companion and then hurried to his apartment in Chicago to arrest him Slumped Over Wheel But they were too late as when they arrived they found Eclanger slumped over the wheel of his au tomobile in the garage He had shot himself after an apparent fu tile effort to end his life by inhal ing carbon monoxide gas The tavern operator said he be lieved the quarrel started when Belanger began forcing his atten tions upon Mrs Hard and urged her to desert her husband and go nway with him Tradesman Shot to j Death by Racketeers NEW YORK Dec 19 eppe Minardi a 47 year old bread dealer was shot to death shortly after he opened his store on East Fourteenth street today and po lice believed he wns the victim of racketeers His wife Mary wns a witness to the killing Helen Keller 111 in Scotch Nursing Home GLASGOW Scotland Dee IS IT Keller the famous blind American educator is ill in a nurs ing home here It was stated that her condition was not serious and that she wns expected to he able to leave the institution before the end of the week Church Play Pushes Fund Near Days Total Largest Since Solicitation Was Started IrevlouKly Ueportert S7805 St James Lutheran Iliiy 0500 Tenth District Iowa Stale Registered Nurses loOI Milson City Howling Club 500 fieorge Jung Sheffield 100 Just u Mite Best Wishes 00 Hetty Gcer H r ioo Wesley Johnson llobe iiiMitta Carrier at Wesley 10 W C 200 Gult Frloml to help the cause along 100 J II LOO Diamond Chili MidCon tinent Petroleum Com pany Mrs Tom Fatlaml H Uiirficlil Child Study Circle Aincrlcun Club MIISUH City High School IJunl Kmjiloyes ID00 DECLARE TRUCE IN CHACO WAR UNTIL DEC 31 Bolivia and Paraguay to Send Delegates to Peace Parley GENEVA Dec 1C Lioague of Nations wns informed of ficially today that Paraguay nnd Bolivia had accepted terms for an armistice to begin nt midnight The League was informed iepre senatives of the two countries en gaged in the long Gran Chaco war fare would meet soon at Montevideo to negotiate conditions of peace nnd security The information wns contained in a cablegram from Juan Antonio Vuero general secretary of the League of Nations pence commis sion now nt La Paz Bolivia The me sage follows Pence mid Security The president of Paraguay sent to the Chaco League commission a teljgram proposing first a gen eral armistice which would begin Dec 19 at midnight and which would last until Dec 30 at midnight am second an invitation for the commission to convoke immediately a meeting of the belligerents with the object negotiating on condi tions of peace nnd security Bolivia has accepted The com mission is convoking the belliger ents in a meeting at Montevideo The news of the armistice cheered leaders of the League of Nations more than anything else since the League win formed They regarded the news as a proof of the useful ness of the League which was the more striking at this moment when the League is being moat fiercely attacked Dwell on Slgnificniicc Leaders dwelt upon the signifi cance of the Chaco armistice as a consolidation of world peace They spoke particularly of the usefulness of the antiwar pact advanced by Argentina and Paraguay nnd of the great cooperative support of the United States The opinion was expressed tlint Latin America had shown Europe that the method of consolidation against war can he followed and that this path might be applied to the problem of disarmament AGREE TO TRUCE MONTEVIDEO Dec 19 Paraguay and Bolivia agreed today to halt their bloody war in the Tun o Pafic 2 OihinMi 200 100 100 Total Both in the total amount and the total number of contributions Tues days addition to the Christmas Cheer Fund exceeded any previous day in the present solicitation A lions share of the credit for tliis showing goes to the St Jnmes Lutheran church and its play The Hoid Back re produced at Mon roe school for a net profit slight ly in excess of An account of the play ap pears on another page in this is sue Another slantiaj donation represented In the foregoing list is from the reg istered nurses organ i nation which could find no better possible use for in its treasury than helpinginsure Christmas cheer for every needy nnd deserving child in this community Another admirable example of group giving is supplied by the em ployes of the First National bank also represented In the list with a Turn 1asr Column 3 IOWAN TO HEAD RESERVE BANK Schaller of Storm Lake Elected as Acting Governor CHICAGO Dec 19 J Schaller Storm Lake Iowa bank er today was elected acting gover nor of the federal reserve bank of Chicago Schaller will take over the pos Jan 1 At the same time the Chicagi federal reserve bank board voted an extension of the leave of absenc granted last March to Gov lamef B McDougal who is ill Health Not Good While Governor McOougal is im proving in health said Chairman Eugene M Stevens he has not suf ficiently recovered to resume his dii ties at the bank and the director i voted today to extend his leave o sub absence to March 1 Schaller is expected to retire from the presidency of the Citizens Firs bank of Storm Lake ant will probably be succeeded there by his son Harry Class A Director Since 1929 Schaller has been i cluss A director of the Chicago Fed eral Reserve bank He was born in Iowa of German parents in 1874 and was educated in the Storm Lake schools In 1902 he nnd his father organized the Citizens bank of Storm Lake and he has been af filiated with it continually since as cashier vice president and tincn the death of his father in 3522 as president Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Gal Dec see where Jesse Jones and his TUTC Redistribution Finance Corporation are not satisfied with the way the banks are just sitting counting their money So to make the banks ashamed of themselves the RFC is going to make loans to industries The banks will about be so humili ated that they will be the first ones to borrow all the money Jesse has Jesse you been a banker 3ourself You ought to know you cant shame a banker especially a big one Yours WILL ROGERS Copyillilil 1033 MeXunglil Sjudlrale ARGUE COST OF IOWA HIGHWAYS Alesch Says Amount Set Too Low and White Charges Untruths DEH MOINES Dec Claims and counter claims on the cost of the state highway system were made at the opening of to days session of the house investi gation into the state highway com mission Sitting as a committee of the whole the members heard Repre sentative Alesch of Plymouth chairman of the bouse investigat ing committee charge that the cost should be close to 320 or 330 mil lion dollars lather than the 2S5 millions as set forth in the com mittee report Alesch declared the report of the highway commission that the cost was 258 millions did not include costs before which were 12 millions additional nor interest of 15 millions nor 46 millions which were spent In 1932 and 1S33 Hunch of Scdoolboys Does Fred White think the leg islature is a bunch of schoolboys nsked Alesch Takingthe stand White chief engineer of the highway commis sion struck by saying AlcscJis statement simply illustrates the misstatements untruths and fabri cations of fact contained through out the committee report White said Alesch was figuring both maintenance uncl Interest costs and reiterated that up to Dec 1 1933 the construction cost was 2 300000 He declared the committee report full of untruths and dis torted facts Launches White then launched into an ex planation and refutation of charges mndn by several discharged com mission employes to the investigat ing committee He denied a statement by A O Smith a former employe that Charles Kinderman JLU employe bad sold Smith two tires for six dollars White stated that be had given Kinderman five worn tires from Ills car and that Klncljrman then gave three of these to Smith who Inter found they were too small White said that Smith 10 stilted to Kinderman who then gave Smith two worn tiros which had been dis carded from a commission car pointing out that Smith was out of work at the time Kefcrs to Statement Reference then was made to a statement by K C Tripp a former employe in which Tripp said that Smith was out to get a Mr Clyde and Kinderman and would use tlie tires to get Kinderman White asserted this entire matter was i clear diitorlion of facts The statement of H C Ifcnnick a former employe was taken vip nnd dittsectc by While Regarding a charge that state owned cement had been used to construct a floor in Clydes garage he said this mater ial was purchased from an Amos lumber dealer White said that four men had used about 30 minutes of time to pour tho concrete and Hint Clyde had reimbursed the commis sion for the time paying An explanation was given by the engineer concerning Hemiiclis charges that he had helped lond highway trucks several times with furniture for Whites cottage at Clear Lake White said that on one Satday afternoon when the employes do not Kindcmnan had had to take some castings to Hampton fie aslced Kindfiman to put some furniture in the fimnll truck for the cottngo Tirri tr IftKr Ti Condition of Mechanic at Beet Sugar Plant Is Critical Four men were injxircd one seri ously shortly after oclock Tuesday morning at the American Beet Sugar company plant when UK main power turbine exploded in the engine room Clyde Stihvell 51 master nis cknnlc who has been with the com pany ever since the local plant was constructed wns thn most seriously injured of the three He received a basul skull fracture nnd was badly bruised His condition was consider ed critical Tuesday afternoon Iiimes L Kiiy 1213 North Feder al avenue turbine operator receiv ed cuts and burns on the face and hands and bin hip was fractur ed H G ErickMn Clear Lake me chanic received a scalp wound but was not considered In serious condi tion Floyd VanNote electrician re ceived an injury to his side All four were taken to hospitals Cause CnkiKMvii No definite reason could be given for the explosion according to A R Finley plant superintendent except that the electric tuvbine was run ning at too high speed and the cen trifugal forces of the machine caus ed the explosion All charts in the engine room were uniform and over speed was believed the only thing that could have caused the accident as far as engineers could determine The generator usually ran at a speed of 3600 revolutions a minute and furnished 760 KW Tlie arma ture was about four feet in diame ter and about 18 inches thick The force of the explosion shat tered a one Inch steel casting that encased the turbine Parts of the generator were thrown in all direc tions Tile steam half of the turbine remained intact Lights Went Out Shortly before the accident oc curred the lights of the plant went out Plant officials knew imme diately something wns wrong with thc power plant and Superintendeni Finley stated that lie started for tin engine room when be heard a dull tliud and later the sound of falling metal Mr Stilwell who had been oper ating Hie machine for 10 years at tempted to shut off the steam valvii to the turbine and had kicked ofC the automatic control nnd was turn ing the valve when the explosion occurred He was struck in the face with flying debris nnd knocked un conscious to the riooj Tlie back of his head struck the cement floor iu falling and he was covered with the shattered debris of broken casting Hits Alrslmft Mr Kay wan knocked into K metal airshafL used for cooling aiut the impact crumpled the shaft lilto cardboard The shaft was about twu feet square Following the explosion every motor in thn plant wan down for about an hour The power was then shifted on to another generator anil the mill wns kept running with little loss due to the accident The plant will remain running although Its capacity will be cut down about two Turn til CARE OF THE FEET Do you realize how many ail ments your feet are subject fallen arches corns ingrown nails callosities warts ath letes foot chilblains blisters Do you know the many simple causes of Ihefle sometimes seri ous fitted shoes or stockings incorrect standing and walking lacl of proper exercise Are you awaro that from the feet spring dis orders that sometimes result in permanent injury or death The booklet Care of the Feet con tains authoritative general in formation m home treatment ot minor foot ills Use coupon MHHIIII Cliy Information iturciiu Frederic A Uriskin Director Washington n C I inclose f cents In coin I carefully wrapped fur the booklet on Care of the Feet Name Street City State   

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