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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 3, 1934, Mason City, Iowa E R 7 MEM ARf OF I nw A North Iowas DAILY Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOIVTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 3 1934 PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE Silver Move Not Enough Pittman Only One of Bloc Greatly Enthusiastic By HERBERT PLUJIMEH A3HINGTON Jan 3 jubilation of Sen ator Key Pitt of Nevada who said th presidents Bil p r o c 1 a m ation was the great eat Christma nresent I hav ever received probably exceed ed that of sonn of some of thi others in the ail ver bloc Senators and rep resentatives from silver pro ducing states arc heartily in accord with the presi dents move of course Their criti cism is however that he didnt go tar enough Wheeler of Montana and King of Utah for example long have been advocating a move far more drastic than that taken by Roosevelt The former would open up the mints auc continue the free and unlimited coinage of silver He argues that to do so would create an unlimited demand for the white metal Watclrful Waiting It is expected however that Wheeler King and the other ex tremists o the silver bloc will await a test of the presidents policy first Thy probably will hold them selves aloof for the tune being at least from proposals expected to come from farm block inflationists for other forms of currency expan sion perhaps even beyond the con trolled expansion provided in the Thomaamendment But sooner or later they more than likely will renew their crusade With each ounce of newly mined silver that the government pur chases and converts into coinage It will receive in it is ounce to be stored As the amount held In seigniorage increases it seems destined inthe end to induce demands by the silver extremists that this also be coined or made the basis for coinage issues Doesnt Scare Wheeler The attitude of the silver extrem ist was expressed by Senator Wheel er on the floor of the senate during the debate on his silver proposal in the special session of congress last April In reply to Reed of Pennsylvania who previously had remarked that to coin silver would flood the coun try with t e metal since there was 250000000 ounces of surplus Wheeler declared heatedly What if we should get only 250 000000 ounces of silver It wouldnt inflate our currency very much As a matter of fact it would not go far enough ANIZE ARMY 7000 Men Work in Flood Area 36 Known Dead and 75 Missing LOS ANGELES Jan 3 Searching for victims and rehabili tating stricken areas an army oC 7000 men was organized today to bring order out of the chaos cre ated by the New Years day flood here A death list of 30 and a report of 75 persons missing was before city and county officials as they dis patched workmen into the flood ravaged districts All but three of the dead had been identified Forty nine persons were reported seriously injured Conservative estimates predicted a final death list around 50 Offi cials believed most of the persons listed as missing among the homeless being taken care of by re lief agencies and had not had an on portunity to report escape from the storm Damage estimates generally rang d around 55000000 j iii i O Jyoi mia fAllil CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS i r k SECTJON ONE NO 74 PRESIDENT SEES RECOVERY GAINS House Defeats Private LOCAL OPTION IS STILL BIG ISSUE TO BE SETTLED Majority Believed to Be in Favor of Herring State Monopoly SENATE ON PAGE 15 DES MOINES Jan 3 Iowa house of representatives by a vote of 86 to 17 today bowled over the amendment of Representative Cunningham of Polk to substitute private enterprise in liquor control for state monopoly The vote was interpreted as meaning that the majority of the house favors the monopoly principle supported by Gov Clyde Herring It was apparent however that before the monopoly clears the house legislative hurdles the con troversial subject of loeal option ivill be thoroughly threshed out Those voting for the Cunningham private enterprise amendment were Beath Beswick Bowers Cunning ham Doran Elliott Felter Hart man Hook Hultman Humeston McCarthy Millhone Weed Wiese Willis and Yager Insist on Voting Absent or not voting were Brady Mooty Porter Strachan and Wieben The house defeated 81 to 15 an attempt by Representative Willis f Dallas to have action on the Cunningham amendment deferred ntil 10 a m Friday It also passed vitliout record vote a motion by Representative Dole of Jefferson to itrike the local option provision rom the Cunningham substitute to Clark Eager for Fair Investigation of Office Says All of M B Assets Intact in Iowa Office In a letter to Warren Klsner of Clear Lake based on a communica tion to the Editors Mail Bag on the GlobeGazettes editorial print ed Dec 21 E W Clark presents a full explanation of his personal posi tion with respect to the democratic assault upon his office as state in surance commissioner Most of the letter however is given over to an exposition ofthe part played by his office in the transaction under which the Inde pendent Order of Foresters took over the insurance business of the Modern Brotherhood of America with headquarters in Mason City The Clear Lake man had suggest ed that a fair investigation of Mr Clark s activities should be wel comed by the Insurance commission er as a means of clearing himself ot the accusations made against him There was mild criticism of the GlobeGazettes defense of Mr Clark and of Representative Earl Deans vote against an investiga tion of the state insurance depart ment Clark Letter Boiled Down The Clark letter contains 1 An assurance that an ASKS FAIR PROBE E W CLAHK SKt Wea IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday snow in central and east portions not so cold In extreme northwest por tion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday Minimum In Night AC 8 A M Wednesday Snowfall Precipitation 23 n Tram 01 permit a separate vote on this phase later In presenting his substitute Cun ingham said he wished to get two jsues squarely before the members control or private ownership nd local option Cunningham said both bills were Imilar in methods of control and liat he disliked seeing the state entering the liquor busi ess Favors Local Option On the local option question he eclared that the nation adopted he principle of local option in ad ocating states rights of control by cpea of the eighteenth amendment Ie said he felt that municipalities hould have the same rights Representative Fabritz of Wapel o called for a division on the ques lons of private enterprise and local ption although he later withdrew request This caused Repreaen ative Mitchell of Webster to the uestion as to severance of the two uestions The chair ruled against 1m Outside interests are trying to kill the control bill said Represen tative Stimpson of Jones We must meet this proposition from an un biased standpoint and the monopoly seeks to enact legislation of interest to all concerned It is the duty of both the wets and the drys to sup port the best bill Pleads for Defeat j Representative Donlon Palo Alto joined In pleading for defeat of the private enterprise substitute while Representative Gallagher of Iowa declared there must be cen tralized control and characterized the monopoly bill as the consensus of a nonpartisan committee Discussing the Willis motion Rep resentative Sours of Floyd said he believed in a real control bill but favored deferring action until fur ther study Prohibition has been a treatise on teaching young and inexperienced to drink said Representative John son of Linn We want to avoid the illicit distribution of liquor We have tried the principles under the Cunningham bill and if we control liquor it is only because we remove the desire for private gain from its sale Unless private profit is taken out we are whipped and the boot legger continues Proposes Administrator After disposing of the Cunning ham amendment the house took up an amendment by Representative Spcidel of Washington to eliminate a state liquor control commission substituting an administrator Representative Jensen of Audn bon supported the Speidel amend ment declaring that the biggest kick the democrats had against the republicans was the creation of boards and commissions and now Hum lu fitge u Column si HI qulsition based on partisan apiretito on the one hand and commercial lust for the control of adefunct 1m ancecompanyon the nr that n6t oneten of M B A assets was expended un lawfully in the transfer of that com panys business to the Foresters solely under the jurisdiction of the Canadian insur ance commissioner where the I o I has Its home office and that from Hie standpoint of those having M 1J A insurance no more satisfac tory contract could huve been writ ten I can Mr Clark began in his letter to Mr Kisncr understand your viewpoint exactly which is boiled down to the effect that if there is nothing wrong with the in surance department there should be no fear of an investigation and that assuming everything is all right m the department it has a bad reaction on the incumbent to refuse to have an investigation Objects to Inquisition I agree heartily with you and most certainly I have no objection whatever to giving out any infor mation at anytime relative to the conduct of the department or an mergers or business transactions therein but I do object strongly to an inquisition There is a great dif ference between an investigation and an inquisition If you had a hired man you would expect to get the maximum of service out of him for the money that you paid him Let us assume that after the hard toil of the sum mer season had passed and the crops were gathered and stored in the barns and granaries you woulc hear that there were thieves about who were making the habit of steal ing chickens crops and livestock off the farms so you would tell youi hired man to be on the lookout for these thieves Exactly What Happened Then one dark night there came an unlighted truck into your yard and alighting therefrom were four Tarn to rmjrfl 12 column I PLANNED TO GET RUTH DEMPSEY Sankey May Have Had Part in Lindbergh Kidnaping s Prosecutor GUARANTEE LAW TO BUILD FAITH IN BANKS BELIEF Mason City Institutions Operating Under US Protection Both the First National and the Northwest Savings bank of Mason City were operating under the pro visions of the deposit guarantee law Wednesday That the new provision which guarantees bank deposits up to 52 j 500 and joint accounts up to 55000 would tend to strengthen confi dence in banks throughout the country was the opinion of the of ficials of both banking institutions There is no question but whut this will loosen up money that hitherto has been kept out of hanks said Willis G C Baglcy president of the First National bank It is bound to put more money back into the channels of trade and that is one of the most necessary things right now Increases Confidence C O Wilkinson president of the Northwest Savings bank expressed a similar opinion This will create more confi dence in banks and as result im prove all business he said Lack Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Jan big ColumbiaStanford game Mr Hoover was there looked fine and got n reception from the crowd He was the main old grad from Stanford I was the main old grad from Colum bia I took a correspondence course from there one time in tenor singing Just the make of the skin that covers the ball beat Stanford It instead of pigskin the ball had been covered with porcupine hide with the quills on maybe Stan ford could have held on to it But the game was In keeping with everything else that hap pened in sports government an3 economics the past year The ex perts were wrong again Yours WILL Copyright 103 McNmighl Syndlcule ST PAUL Jan 3 Attorney M F Kinkcnd today ex pressed the belief Verne Sankey fu gitive outlaw sought for the abduc tion of Haskell Bohu here in June 1932 may have had connection with the Lindbergh baby kidnaping From evidence found on Sankeys ranch at Gann Valley S Dak Kin kead said he deduced that the des perado intended to kidnap Jack Dempsey former worlds heavy weight champion and Babe Ruth the ball player Still In Picture My personal opinion is that San key is not out of the Lindbergh pic ture the county attorney said Mrs Fern Sankey wife of the outlaw was acquitted in St Paul of a kidnaping charge in connection with the abduction of Bonn son of a refrigerator manufacturer but Ray Robinson captured in Canada pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a 25 year term in the state prison He implicated Sankey Bolm was released on payment of 512000 ransom after being held sev eral days in a Minneapolis borne Call From Minneapolis I have information Mr Kin kead asserted that a telephone call was marie from Minneapolis at the time Sankey was living there to New Jersey although he New Jer sey officials denied this We found in the basement of Sankeys house on his South Dako ta ranch a complete account of the Lindbergh kidnaping case We also found a sort of letter file that con tained full accounts of Tack Drmp seys earnings and those of Babe Ruth On one sheet contained a pic ture of Babe Ruth with the notation on the bottom Will present this oc confidence has been the big business the past millstone on year Therewere evidences of the re opening of accounts at both banks although few depositors stated they were putting the money into the banks because of the federal pro tective measure For the past sev e al days however both banks had received inquiries concerning the operation of the guarantee law Deposited Money The deposit of money from out lying farm districts and surround ing communities has been attributed to the guarantee provision One farmer from the other side of Rock well came into one of the banks with a draft for several hundred dollars He had not made his mind as to what to lo with tile money but when upon inquiry he learned the guarantee law was op erative he deposited the money Currency deposits of considerable size have been evident These have been attributed to the assurance of government protection of deposits in the hanks Get Certificates Both banks posted special cards supplied for the purpose announc ng they were operating under the juarantee law Both institutions were provided certificates permit Ing their operation as guaranteed ranks signed by Walter J Cum ning chairman of the board of di rectors of the Federal Deposit In surance corporation The protection until July 1 is inder a temporary system paid for n part by an assessment on each Turn to Injrc 10 Column ft HAVE A LIGHT MR SPEAKER Vice President Gnrncr lienr TTf mo i r I I V i mem Associated Tress back in for the cmiLros in informal mo Sentences From Talk to ress Would Question Sankey WASHINGTON Jan 3 tice department officials said to day they desired to question Verne Sankey fugitive outlaw sought by St Paul authorities in connection with the kidnaping ot Charles Boettcher of Denver last February Following customary procedure the officials refused to deny or con firm a statement by County Attor ney M F Kinkead ot St Paul that Sankey might have been connected ivltli the Lindbergh kidnapingalso Babe Until Incredulous NEW YORK Jan 3 iuth was incredulous then slight y perturbed when he learned from he Associated Press today that he was vaguely listed as a kidnaping prospect in the archives of Verne Sankey fugitive midwest kidnaper Well I sure hope they get that he said 1 never got any etters from him or anything but I Ions want him coming my way unless I can get my hands ona bat Say hes liable to give some ther fellows bad ideas The Babe scaled in today at 233 Ounds and stands considerable ver 6 feet tall He is not consider d exactly a tractable kidnaping iroapect W1NNE6ACQBANK LOOTED OFSUOO Two Employes Slugged and One of Them Tortured With Matches WINNEBAGO Minn Jan 3 machine gun bandits today raided the Blue Earth Valley Na tional bank slugged two of their victims one of whom was tortured with matches kidnaped another and escaped with approximately 1000 The bandits repeatedly threatened to bump off the cashier and the assistant cashier who were helpless to obey their commands to open the safe which war under time lock The gunmen broke into the hank during the night Edward Arndt cashier the first to arrive at the bank at 8 a m was first burned about one ear with matches and then slugged into unconsciousness when he told the bandits it is im possible for me to open the safe Ora Herrich janitor also was clubbed Into insensibility as he came to the back door One of the raiders brandishing a submachine gun slugged him without warning Ira Babcock assistant cashier was taksn nlong by the gunmen who forced him to stand on the running board of their machine as they fled He xvns released four ijlocks away from the bonk TARIFF PLAN TO CAUSE BATTLE Deftio crats Predict AppTova of Granting More Power to President WASHINGTON Jan 3 administration tariff proposal that President Roosevelt be given au thority to negotiate trade reciproc ity treaties without the necessity at senate ratifications today drew re publican brickbats and democratic bouquets as the seventythird con gress swung into session Democratic leaders predicted con gressional approval The majority cbicftiiins contended the grunt of such powerto the executive branch would not be unlike that delegated republican presidents since 1922 to change import levies Forecasts Approval Senator Robinson of Arkansas the democratic lender forecast con gressional approval Chairman Pitt man of tile senate foreign relations committee also strongly favored it Senator Borah R Idaho indi cated lie would take the same stand ngninst it is he did in opposing the flexible provisions of the Hfiwley Smoot act of 1030 which he regard ed as brutally unconstitutional Senator Dickinson R Iowa Not only have several million of CUlrlc fliitly against the idea r unemployed been restored to Hoard Ilus Authority work but industry is organizing It Pittnum said the Britishboard ot i trade had the authority to make reciprocal tariff arrangements and as making plenty of them during WASHINGTON Jan 3 Ar resting santcuees from President Roosevelts address to congress Recovery moans a reform of many old methods a permanent re adjustment of manof our ways of thinkingand therefore of many of our social and economic arranst ments h Civilization cannot go buckciv ilization must not stand still We have undertaken new methods It is our task to perfect to improve to alter when necessary but in all cases to go forward overwhelming majority of our people xcek n greater opportu nity for humanity to prosper and find happiness Chil labor is abolished The overwhelming majority of the banks both national and state which reopened last spring are in sound condition and have been brought within the protection of federal insurance self with a greater undcrslandin that reasonable profits can be earned while at the same time pro tection can be assured to guarantee to labor adequate pay and proper conditions ot work I continue in m conviction that industrial progress and prosperity can only be attained by bringing thn purchasing power of that portion of our population which in one form or another is dependent upon agri culture up to a level yhich will re store a proper balance between ev ery section of the country and every form of work I cannot unfortunately present to you a picture of complete op timism regarding world affairs We have I hope made it clear to our neighbors that wo seek with them future avoidance of territorial expansion and of interference by one nation In the internal affairs of another I have made it clear tiiat the United States rannot take part in political arrangements in Europe but that wo slam ready to cooperate at any time in practicable measures on a world basis looking to imme diate reduction nf armaments and the lowering of the barriers against commerce We have been shocked by many notorious examples of injuries done our citizens by persons or groups who have been living off their neigh bors by the use of methods either unethical or criminal We hitve plowed and pinntcyl thn good s j beginning is tlie London economic conference Dickinson termed the idea another democratic reversal He contend ed the president was a domestic trade dictator and now they want to make him an international trade dictator Representative Sncil of New York lioiihe minority leader said after a meeting of republicans yesterday he was not for giving Roosevelt any more power than any republican president has had SPEAKER RAINEY AND DEMOCRATS LAUD MESSAGE G 0 P Senate Leader Calls It Repeal of Constitution TEXT ON PAGE 10 WASHINGTON Jan Convening for its first regular ses sion the democratic seventythin congress received a direct persona1 urging from President Roosevelt today to continue the nation in tin process of recovery by carrying the emergency program forward Agreement and dissent wen both manifest as the president loM the senators and representatives in the crowded house chamber at the capitol of his insistence on his policies Senator McNary the republicsiu lender lost no time in terming lli message to reporters us the finest repeal of the constitution have ever heard Inspiring to Uuiiivy But to Speaker Rainey and var ious other members favoring infla tionary legislation it wag inspir ing As an evidence that others shared this opinion of the speaker Air Roosevelt was roundly applauded WORD UNDERLINED WASHINGTON Jan 3 Just one of the 2500 words in President Roosevelts message to congress was underlined in the mimeographed to tile press It was the world plan in the followingsentence I look forward to the time in the not distant future when an nual appropriations wholly cov ered by current revenue will enable the work of public works rehabilitation to proceed with R national plan The president added that In a generation or two the plan would more than pay for itself and at the same time would eliminate waste and develop nat ural resources so that millions could take better advantage of the nations natural opportun ities Viscount Churchill Dies of Pneumonia LONDON Jan j Churchill of Wychwood died ot pneumonia at his home in Langlec house Galashicls Scotland today He was years old Chairman ot the Great Western railway he was prominent in numerous fields of ac political and social New Government of Rumania Quits Job BUCHAREST Rumania Jan 3 government of Premier Constantino Angeleseu successor to the assassinated Ion G Due re signed today from both sides when he told of his gold and silver purchase policies and spoke pessimistically of any prospect for international currency stabilization Child labor is abolished he re minded leading up to a determined ipholding of the NRA and predict ing its permanence Again applause broke from thi floor crowded with legislators in morning clothes and the galleries illed with their relatives anl ricnds and members of official and llplomatic Washington Makes Minor Changes Tim president made several minor hangcs in the language of his pro lared speech but in nowise cliangci he tense of Ills remarks Handelapping greeted his ussor ion that the prosperity of all is ontingcnt on prosperity for UH armer as he advocated a prow balance between every section or Tilin In IIIK in IMMIM 4 TIio FitniHlc of the Speuifri CHICAGO Jan 3 tile police finished looking over their records they found that of lJlfia J were wunieu weapons II of them The Fifteenth Census Do you know the population ot the United States and of your own state and city or town as shown by the Fifteenth This booklet gives you in com pact form for ready reference all the more important population data which you want to know in cluding a list of the 200 principal cities of the country in the order of their rank Also it compares the figures of the 19iO census with those of Kvery busi ness and professional 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