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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1934, Mason City, Iowa COMP MARLON II HIS MEW DEPT OF 10WAi nc R no I HES TA North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home NEWSPAPER THAT AWAKES ALL KOBTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIHE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24 1934 THIS PAPER CONBISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 92 F Delays Vexing Issue War Debts to Come Up in Congress at Later Date HUEY REJECTED BY NEW ORLEANS By HERBERT PLUSIMER ASHINGTON Jan 24 best information at tlie present is that it will be at least a maybe longer before President Roosevelt takes up with congress the vexing ques tion of war debts In his opening message to con gress the presi dent promised a report later ir regard to debts He gave no hint as to what lat er meant The caution with which the ad ministration has approached thi question as contrasted with the bold ness and frankness displayed to ward so many other problems ha puzzled little Washington observers n Roosevelt Willing to Accept Time Limit He has struck boldly and unhesi tatingly toward a solution of the monetary problem He was brutally frank in outlining to congress in his budget message the financial sta tus of the government Over the most persistent pleas hehas been adamant in his stand that economy in government must be maintained Aloof and Evasive Yet coming down to the matter of war debts administration spokes men have remained aloof and eva sive When the senate tacked on to the liquorforrevenue bill a provision providing for heavy excise taxes on imports from nations in default on their war debts word reached the capitol that Mr Roosevelt was op oosed to the move and the senate provision would OPPOSES BOARD TO DIRECT HUGE MONEY ACTFUND Presidents Views Given as Senate Begins Work on Bill WASHINGTON Jan 24 President Roosevelt sent word to congressional leaders today that he was willing to accept a time limita tion on his monetary legislation but urged rejection of proposal to have a board administer the huge reversed itself Belief that the hamper the1 president inr tariff bar fhVna directwar f gaining a direct war s about face Why a different type of Roose velt strategy on this Issue than that employed in regard to every thing else Many observer favor this aa the most probable solution Hoosevelt Understands No one understands and appreci ates better than Mr Roosevelt the attitude of the people as a whole on this question The nation they say is wedded to the they must pay idea which has thrown the whole question of war debts out of proportion This attitude waa evidenced in both house and senate from the start of the present session Harsh words weie spoken by members of the house against those nations which have defaulted although in the end threats of reprisals were dis sipated The same was true in the senate Mr Roosevelt has shown himself too keen a judge of popular moods not to sense this particular one Hence the caution and unwill ingness to plunge headlong into such dangerous waters stabilization fund The chief executives decision was passed along to his lieutenants on Capitol Hil as the senate began con sideration of the monej bill One of the chief objections raised against the monetary bill was that it was permanent rather than tem porary legislation and should there fore receive more thorough consid eration To Continue Battle Republicans together with demo crats were determined however to continue their battle for manage mentof the stabiliza tion fund by a board of five than the secretary of the treasury alone The presidents views were passed along to congressional leaders after a conference at the white house with Senator Robinson democratic leader r disousa his yiilt mit said the board planwas obnoxious and impractical At the capitol he said the amend ment adopted by the senate bank ing committee yesterday to limit the operation of the fund and the presidents power to devalue the dol lar to two years with provision for extending them to three would In all probability be accepted Declare Period Over Under this amendment the presi dent could declare the emergency period over before two years if he desired and cancel the grant of power or he could extend them for JAPANS WAR CHIEF icn Senjuro Hayashl above is the newly appointed Japivn minister of war succeed ing Gen Sadao Arakl who re signed on account of illness Associated Press JAPANESE SEEK FRIENDLY PACT Foreign Minister Wants to Solve Naval Questions With U S TO1CIO Jan 24 Minister Koki Hirota told parlia ment today hewas communicating the American government in an effort to facilitate a friendly so lution of difficult problems likely to arise one or two years hence He referred to naval Issues ex pected to come to a head in 1935 and 1936 when the present naval limitation treaty expires Replying to questions of repre sentatives the foreign minister said he hoped eventually to agree with soviet Russia on removal of military establishments from both sides of the SiberianManchukuo border the third year The other amendment which the administration opposes would have a board composed of the secretary of treasury the governor of the fed eral reserve board the comptroller of the currency and two others ap pointed by the senate to run the sta bilization fund Administration leaders said they would insist upon the original terms of the bill providing the secretary of treasury with sole jurisdiction over the fund contending that it can only be handled by a single power and that a board would en danger what was called the funda mental necessity for secrecy Insull Must Leave Says High Council Appeal for Extension of Stay in Is Rejected ATHENS Jau 24 su preme state council rejected Sam uel Insull3 appeal today and thus placed the official stamp of legality upon the governments order that he must seek another refuge at the end of this month The council ordered tlie former Chicago utilities operator to pay the costs of the proceedings Insull appealed after the minister of the Interior refused to extend his residence permit beyond Jan 31 and thus enable him to continue evad ing extradition to the United States by remaining in his Athenian re SUPPLY BILL OF 284 MILLION FOR NAVY IS PASSED House Gets Postoffice Treasury Bill From Committee WASHINGTON Jan 24 The appropriation bill carrying for the navy nexi fiscal year was passed today by the aouse and sent to the senate Although the measure appro priates for ship con struction to bring the fleet up t treaty limits it does not provide foi the replacement of ships which nov are or will be over useful age wher the London treaty expires Dec 31 1936 There was no roll call vote on passage of the bill Earlier the house naval commil tee had abandoned plans to seek en actment of the Vinson bill as ai amendment to the regular suppl bill for the navy department Th Vinson bill would provide for a con struction program to bring th navy to treaty limits TrcasiiryPoHtofflcc The house appropriations con mittee today recommended 5820 93270 for operating the treas treat Is Amlnistrative Act Traylor Not Out of Danger Yet but His Condition Improved CHICAGO Jan 24 A Traylor president of the First National bank was still in an alarming condition today when he awoke after a sleep that had given his physicians hope that he would recover from pneumonia Tlie pa tient however was somewhat im proved the doctors said Mrs Traylor and the children Nancy and Melvin Jr were called to the bed side during the night when Traylor seemed to be sinking SKt Weal Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Jan 24Good deal of Japanese news last day or so One day our eyes are turned to Europe to see if the boys have any token pay ment The next day its Japan that draws our attention We are going to have a crooked neck from trying to look both ways at once That old hostile boy over in Japan that was secre tary of war why he has resign ed and their former minister Kiki Hirota why he seems to be about half peaceful He seems to kinder favor licking Russia first then take care of ua later but that boy that resigned he was for a doubleheader the same dsy Yours WILL Copyright 1934 McNaught Syndicate IOWA WEATHER Probably snow In east por tion Wednesday night and Thursday and In west Wednes day night moderate cold wave Wednesday night or Thursday temperature about zero in north vero to 10 above in south LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 42 Minimum In Night At S A M 40 Heavy Woolen Undies of Thickest Variety Are Making Comeback HILLSBORO N H Jan 24 TO heavy woolen underwear Is coming back underwear of the type grandpa sported underwear so thick it would almost stop a bullet Hillsboro mills report an in creased demand for those old fashioned blue woolens with white satin piping and pearl buttons The sudden demand comes from the younger generation The young sters are wearing them as ski suits to be pulled on over the customary skiing costume lowans Get Contract WASHINGTON Jan 24 war department awarded a contrac to Clarke Brothers Construction company Clinton Iowa for the Mississippi levee work at a cost o Twice before Greek courts hac held in Insults favor in coses through which the United States sought his extradition to face charges of larceny embezalemen and violation of bankruptcy laws The formal announcement said to day that the minister of the Inter iors decision constituted in itself an administrative act and there fore was a mater which could b dealt with by the council It was added however that th evidence before the council plain showed the decision had had th consequence of influencing Greece foreign relationships and therefor the matter became a governmenta and not an administrative act Was in Paris Insull was in Paris when an II linois grand jury indicted him for larceny embezzlement and larceny by bailee Sept 4 1932 He fled to Italy later to Greece There on Dec 28 1932 a Greek court rejected the United States pe ition for extradition on the ground o fraudulent Intent was involved in he moves cited in connection with he charges Renewed Extradition Request On Aug 25 1933 the United States renewed the extradition re uest on an indictment charging vi ilation of the bankruptcy laws but nsull again was victorious in court Oct 31 The case took a new turn when the government refused to renew nsull3 police permit He was grant ed an extension from Dec 31 to Jan but a second extension was de nied Then he appealed nd postoffice departments durin he next fiscal year representing a 403 023 32T decrease from the cur ont allotment and a cut n the budget estimates V The siibriiltte cK ftp th ouse also showed an increase in jraual public debt service require nents of 5185429629 in view of the ncrease of the public debt to 34 000 000 aa of Nov 30 1933 This brought the total annual debt service requirements to 1350 187850 including 525738850 for he sinking fund and or interest Public Debt Reported Tlie treasury was allotted 149 842 330 for the fiscal year beginning uly 1 and the postoffice depart ment While the public debt and other permanent annual and indefinite ap jropriations amounting to 1363 194000 arereported in the supply bill the money is withdrawn for payments automatically and con gress does not pass on them In reporting the bill Chairman Arnold DI11 of the subcommit Roosevelt Seeks 850 Millions for CWA and Relief Civil Works May Be Carried on Beyond May H It Is Necessary WASHINGTON Jan 24 President Roosevelt was ready to ask congress for 850000000 to carry on the civil works admSnistra Upnvmtil tlbnal reliefihrouglfput Out of the 5500000000 relief fund the president is prepared to use money for continuation of a part of the civil works administration be yond May 1 if necessary However he is asking only the 5350000000 necessary to continue the CWA until confident that a vast majority of the 4000000 workers now on the federal pay rolls will have been absorbed by that time by private industry and the normal seasonal pick up on the farms It Flexible He wants the IiOO000000 relief fund flexible enough to he available for extended CWA work in the autumn if it is found to be required Meanwhile the president and his aides looked over numerous com plaints described as being mostly from political sources about the use of CWA funds in various com TAX EXEMPTION ON HOMESTEADS LOSES IN HOUSE Assembly Group Votes to Reconsider Boost in Income Tax DES MOINES Jan24 Iowa house of representatives today mowed down by a vote of 17 to 72 an amendment to the interim com mittee three day tax revision bill which would have granted certain exemptions to owners ofmohcsteads Under the amendment owners in municipalities would have been granted exemption from taxation to he amount of of the actual value of the homestead in rural dis rlets the exemptions would have been The members then passed by a vote of 52 to 34 a motion by Repre sentative Dean of Cerro Gordo to reconsider the vote by which the McKinnon amendment was adopted yesterday The amendment would have raised the rate on net incomes from 5 per cent on amounts of 55000 or over to 8 per cent on a over 8000 x Kmnid Up Absentees Meanwhile the senate spent abon a half hour rounding up absentee under a call of the senate It the recessed to allow amendments t the classified transaction tax bill t VICTOR OVER LONG MAYOR T S WALMSLEY be drawn and to permit members of the emerxcnny relief cpmmlttee to The house passed 64 to 24 an amendment by Representative Teters of Marion to limit the Increase In taxation dollars to the same per centage as assessed valuations in crease The amendment is applicable only to municipalities Teter said the proposal puts a ceiling on the amount of tax levied but not upon the valuation and de clared the people can watch the public treasurer to see that valua tions are kept down SponKorcd by Sourv The amendment to grant certain exemptions to owners of homesteads was sponsored by Representatives Teter and Sours of Floyd Representative Sours said the amendment was in harmony with the national administration which Is encouraging the building and owning of homes He declared it also tee in charge said the group was not inclined to make any increase iu the present rate of expenditure until all investigations and studies at air mail contracts and practices have been completed The postoffice as well as a senate committee he said Is inquiring into the air and ocean mail subsidy con tracts However the report said Sorvico Airmail Airmail service should be pro vided where it Is justified the con tractors should be fairly compensat ed and the interests of the govern ment should be amply protected The committee has no means of knowing what the right sum to ap propriate may be and until the re sults of these studies and investi gations lead to a second conclusion the position of standing on the pres ent rate of expenditure is adopted even though it may be arbitrary in character The committee allotted 000 fordomestic airmail less than for this year 537500000 for foreign air and ocean mail or 5800000 less than for the current period Of the latter 57000000 is for foreign airmail munitics Several hundred protests a day are received at the white house and probably as many more at CWA headquarters it was said For 1olitical Parties The complaints were described as charging in most instances that local agencies are using funds to build up political parties It was said at the white house that the complaints are about equally di vided between democrats and re publicans Belgian Kills Wife and Five Children CHARLEROI Belgium Jan 24 Gray killed his entire family of a wife and five children with a hatchet and then hanged himself in nearby Berzee today GRATTAN STORY The second Installment of Mar vin T Grattans autobiography written in the state penitentiary at Fort Madison will he found on page 8 of this issue 29 Persons Heard in Iowa PWA Inquiry Hopkins Takes Stand OTTUMWA Jan 24 federal grand jury investigating the Iowa public works administration recessed this morning for the first time since the inquiry began last Friday No witnesses were presented to the body Harold M Cooper chair man of the state advisory board and L S Gates of Guthrie Center county engineer awaited an oppor tunity to testify Government attorneys spent the morning in conferences Twentynine witnesses have been heard since the investigation opened Six Ottumwa men Owei McDermott formerly associated with the Carleton Bch company Des Moines and P F Hopkins state PWA engineer comprised the eight witnesses yesterday The president has asked that the protests be Investigated so far as possible and he is seeking to get the idea abroad that federal funds must be kept out of politics BOlEFftCTOR NAMES SHARKEY Son of Kidnaped Man Shown Picture of Gunman in Touhy Trial CHICAGO Jan 24 factors 20 year old son Jerome ook the witness stand in the Factor idnaping trial this morning and identified R picture of the late Wil iie Sharkey gunman as one of the men who kidnaped the elder Factor on July 1 The youth said he would be un able to identify any of the others of ten or fifteen men who took his father prisoner Young Factor told the jury un der questioning from Prosecutor William F Crowley that he had left the city four days after his fathers safe return and had been living In Los Angeles until last Sunday Peers at Defendants The youth peered from behind eyeglasses at the four defendants beaded hy Roger Touhy but was rot allowed to say whether he rec ognized any of them as members of the kidnaping band He said he recognized a picture of Sharkey as that of a man who seemed to be In command of the Turn to TMte 3 Column Bl protects a man in his old age act ing as a sort of old age pension Tlie amendment was called dis criminatory by Representative Johnson of Linn who quoted from the states organic law He pointed out the exemptions were not uni form Representatives Rice of Keokuk Speidel of Washington and McCreery of Linn also opposed the proposal They contended that if the exemp tions were granted there were small communities which would have in sufficient levies to give fire and police protection Amendment Rejected Teter then offered an amendment to his proposal to make all exemp tions hut the house voted this down 37 to 59 after which they stepped upon the entire amendment After the house voted to recon sider the vote by which it passed the increased rate on net incomes McKinnon asked permission to with draw the proposal stating that he realized the subject was one for compromise Members voting to adopt the TeterRice exemption offering were Crouch Elliott Goode Hanson of Winncbago Hook Lookingbill Mc Lean Ostby Feet Schmitz Snyder ITum In VMf 1 rolnnin 2 BREWER RANSOM REMAINS UNPAID St Paul Salesman Tells o Being Bottled Up on State Road ST PAUL Jan 24 5200000 ransom demanded by kid napcra for tlie release of Edwar G Bremer wealthy St Paul banke had not been paid Up to p n today well authenticated sourc close to the family disclosed State highway patrolmen said tnls Sore but uieir the story told by Harry Bachman St Paul salesman who yesterday advanced the theory he might have stumbled across the kidnapers as they drove along highway No 1 north of here to keep the purported prearranged meeting Bachman related he was bot tled up between two automobiles north of Hinckley Minn and was prevented from forging ahead by the jockeying the two cars After several miles when he finally suc ceeded in drawing up alongside of he leading car he was told to beat it and he speeded away Investigators pointed out this oc curred at about p m while the ransom money was known to have been kept in St Paul up to G p m vesterday The scene of Bachmans experience is in the vicinity where the ransom was paid last June for release of William Hamm Jr millionaire brewer held prisoner WALMSLEY FAR AHEAD IN RACE FOR CITY MAYOR en a tor Awaiting Full Returns Previous to Statement NEW ORLEANS Jan 34 Il enator Huey P Longs political achine today had apparently met s first major defeat at the polls n six years as unofficial and in omplcte returns from yesterdays nayoralty primary continued to end the Walmslcy old regular fac on far out In front in a four cor ered race for city hall control The Long candidate for mayor ohn Klorer was runing more than 4000 votes behind Mayor T Sem mes Waimsley on the face of rc urns from 240 of the citys 262 pre incts but Klorer headquarters and Senator Long continvied to withhold a statement on whether the Issue vould be forced Into a second run off primary 9000 Votes Short The Waimsley total was somi 9000 votes short of a clear nomi nating majority over his three op ponents on the unofficial returns from 210 precincts Waimsley had Klorer 26854 Francis Wil liams independent antiLong cam paigner 23682 and Herbert H Homes independent nonfactional candidate about 500 These figures Included 102 pre cincts officially canvassed by thi pariah democrat committee which gave Waimsley 31910 Klorer 20 803 Williams 18131 and Homes 248 Waimsley Issued a statement almost four days Hunt Kidnapers in Chicago CHICAGO Jan 24 search for the kidnapers of Edward G Bremer wealthy St Paul bank er was believed to have been taken up in Chicago today when a num ber of detective bureau squads were ordered to assist federal se cret service agents in guarding railroad stations They were on watch for two widely known kidnapers supposed ly on their way here from St Paul The men sought were reported to be Verne Sankey 42 and Gordon Alcorn They were federal grand jury indicted by a at Denver on other candidates to concede defeat claiming that ilnnl returns will place them second for a runoff primary Senator Long particularly was in censed over a report that he had conceded defeat for his candidate and Williams insisted that he would go into a second primary with Waimsley Curries Whole Ticket It appeared that Waimsley also had carried his entire ticket along with him The New Orleans Tribune a newspaper that supported Waimsley voiced opposition today to a second primary urging that Waimsley be declared the winner on the basis of his votes in yester days primary Counting of the ballots was un usually slow as the commissioners had been Instructed to count tlie en tire ticket rather than the of the tickets as In previous elec tions Tlie city has been In political fu rore for weeks Special interest wnn injected into the campaign by thr breaking off of political relation ships between Long and Waimsley who had merged their political in terests over a period of years 4 Killed 5 Hurt as Train Jumps Track SANTANDER Spain Jan 24 Four persons were killed and 15 Injured today when a train sliding on rails made slippery hy snow lumped the track on a curve 4t es from here March 29 1933 for the kidnaping j of Charles Bocttchcr wealthy ver resident but never were bended Lets Play a Game JKJtll 1 n Although police refused to cuss the case It was learned that squads under the command of Chief of Detectives William Schoc maker were detailed to the La Salic street Union Northwestern and Schiller park railroad stations with instructions to assist federal agents whom they would meet there Wind Bloivs Pan of Byrd Crew Into Idleness Men Marooned on Icy Shore as Flagship IIALLENGING games will give zest to any social gathering They bring new acquaintances tu gether quickly and invoke the jolly mood so essential to a truly suc cessful evening As a special aid to the modern hostesses the Globe Gnxettc Washington Information bureau offers a compilation of more than 100 games and stunts for en tertaining This 32 page booklei Lets Play a Game nuggeatF thrilling diversions for every typr of party for every and out Fill in coupon and send o ur Washington Information bureau nclosing 6 cents to cover cost handling and posage Seeks Mooring ABOARD ADMIRAL BYRDS FLAGSHIP BAY OF WHALES Antarctica Jan 24 Via Mackay Radio An ill wind blew part of the Byrd expedition into idleness today Springing up suddenly It drove Rear Admiral Richard E Byrds flagship from her berth along the low shelf of crumbling ice so that none of those on hoard could go ashore Some took turns at a glass watching the men marooned on shore laboriously towing supplies on the bay ice the dog teams hurry ing loaded sledges to a transfer de pot a mile and a half to the south east Of the 20 on shore three were in the old winter camp at Little Amer ica the others distributed amonf empty caches four and a half miles south of the edge of the bay Ice and the unloadingstation at its edge The turns at the glass were ex pected to be replaced hy real work again soon The ship was cruising slowly and all Indications pointed to the probability of an early moor Ing Mnson City GlobeGazette Information nurcau Frederic ilasliln Director Washington D C 1 Inclose 6 cents in coin care fully wrapped for the 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