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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 27, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                P ii L 0 N R 1 I 5 MEM A ft 0 f P T OF I 0 A f r r e i r 1 I North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWAKS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PHESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 27 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 95 SILVER PROPOSAL DEFEATED 45 TO 43 ROYALIST MOB RIOTS FRENCH CABINET FALLS Battling Monarchists Plow Through Ranks of Police PARIS Jan 27 Premier Camille Chautcmps and his cabinet resigned today and royalist rioters smashed through thousands of po lice packed into the huge Place de The mob rioted despite all pre cautions which the authorities of Paris muntered to prevent their demonstrations The battling monarchists plowed into the ranks of the gendarmes repeatedly Previously the head of the police force had announced that his pre cautions would nip in the bud future riots but the solid blue ranks of the police broke on the second attack Follows Demonstrations The resignation followed a series of demonstrations against Hhe gov as a result of the recent collapse of the Bayonne municipal pawnshop and a resultant mud bath for government officials in the chamber of deputies Two cabinet ministers Albert Dalimier minister of colonies and Eugene Raynaldy minister of jus tice resigned under the fire of the deputies The Chautemps government last ed exactly two months Its collapse was the fourth within a year The cabinet members debated their resignation for an hour and a Walk Across Street Af terj the sad s e saioja they walked office palace which President iLetrun had been xsum moned hurriedly The president thanked the minis ters for their services and asked them to continue at their posts un til a new ministry can be formed Lebrun then summoned the pres idents of the senate and the cham ber of deputies to come and confer with him Suit Seeks Half of Berns Estate From Widow Jean Harlow LOS ANGELES Jan 27 The ashes of the tragic case of Paul Bern were stirred again today by a suit seeking half of his 561000 estate from his widow Jean Harlow actress Action was brought by Herman A Koch Sacramento public admin istrator on behalf of the estate of Dorothy Miilette Bern who com mitted suicide shortly after he took his life in September 1932 The woman was described as the marital companion of Bern in fact for many years Miss Harlows attorney M B Silberberg said the action would be contested School Board Presents Proposal for PWA Aid Trayl or Condition Held Satisfactory CHICAGO Jan 27 Melvin Traylor president of the First Na tional bank seriously ill with pneumonia passed a refill night md today his physicians reported his condition was satisfactory Wea IOWA WEATHER Generally fnir Saturday night und Sunday colder in extreme northwest portion Saturday night much colder Sunday and Sunday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 18 Minimum in Night SO At 8 A M Saturday 33 With the wind out of tiic south west the temperature Friday reach ed 48 and was headed toward an oven higher mark Saturday morn ing according to all indications WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO Jan 27 outlook for the period Jan 29 to Feb the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains Temperature below normal north portions beginning of week prob ably rising latter part not much cold weather likely south portions week comparatively dry PROSECUTE CHARGES UOBEKT W COLFLESH Joseph H Kccnau top assist ant U S attorney general and Kohert W Colflesh U S at torney for southern Iowa di rected prosecution of the charges that led to the indict ment of Lieut Gov N G Kra schcl nml Carleton D Boll in vestment broker for alleged graft in public financing 8YRD mm Expresses Apprehension for Safety of Men Marooned at Camp OF WHALES Antarctica Mackay Radio BAY Jan 27 Rear Admiral Richard E Byrd ex pressed apprehension today for the safety of Pressure camp and men of the second Antarctic expe dition marooned there by disinte gration of the vast ice shelf cover ing the bay In addition to the 43 men at the camp temporary supply base foui and a half miles south of the edge of the ice four others were at Lit tle America cut off from their comrades Danger to Floor With the temperature at a little below freezing the ice was disinte grating everywhere and the whole front of the bay flooringeight miles across was crumbling After a reconnaissance flight Byrd said be was convinced there was grave danger to the whole flooring of the bay The admirals flagship was drift ing in the bay unable to berth against the crumbling ice Russell Owen member of the first Byrd expedition to the south pole wrote in the New York Times today that the ice breakup was ap parently much more dangerous and severe than in 1930 because of the accumulated pressure of years Crack Up Far South A continued breaking of the bay ice might mean that it would crack up as far south as the pres sure ridge outside Little America to the west of which the bulk of supplies is temporarily cached Crumbling of the barrier walls on the east side of the bay might raise doubts as to the availability of Little America itself as a safe base for this year Soundings have shown that 1600 feet of water extend under Little America SET BONDS FOR KRASCHEL BEH AT EACH Pair Face Trial at Des Moines for Fraud Conspiracy DES KOINES Jan 27 Federal Judge Charles A Dewey to day ordered that bonds for Lieut Gov Nelson G Kraschel and Carle 011 t Beh Des Moines investment broker be set at 52000 each The court ordered that the two men indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on a charge of con spiracy to defraud the United States be allowed to sign their own bonds No time was set for arraign ment Kraschel was represented at the learing by John Hughes and Willis OBrien Des Moines attorneys of Lhe firm of Hughes OBrien and Faville Beh was not officially rep resented Session at Ottuunva The indictments against the two men climaxed a weeks investiga tion of the Iowa public works ad ministration by a grand jury drawn from the southern Iowa district The jury session wag at Ottumwa The conspiracy charge alleges that the lieutenant governor and Beh conspired to persuade political subdivisions not to request 70 per cent federal loans for publTc works projects urging coun ty officials Vtp jfinsuiCe struction thrbugti house Beh was indicted separately for forgery of United States documents in connection with the alleged al teration of a public works appli cation from the city of Ottumwa Trial ut Des Moines Prosecuting and defense attor neys have tentatively agreed that arraignment will not be held until after the special session of the leg islature where Kraschel is presid ing as president of the senate ad journs Trial the case will be held in federal court at Des Moines The nest term of court has been set for April 21 Beh was understood to be en route to De9 Moines from a busi ness trip His office said it was not possible to communicate with him until he returns Included in tne joint indictment is the allegation that Bell forged an application from the city of Ottum wa for a government loan of 140 000 assertedly changing it to a bond issue which would supposedly by fi nanced by him This count is made the basis for the separate indictment against the investment broker Removed From Board The indictments followed a week of testimony before the grand jury after the federal department of jus tice had authorized such an investi gation ina statement which named both of the persons indicted Kraschel was removed as execu tive secretary of the Iowa public works advisory board Nov 10 1933 by Secretary Ickes Ickes said at that time that he considered it inconsistent for a state official to hold a federal position An investigation by secret service agents and PWA special agents was begun in September evidenc 3 in the case laid before District Attorney Robert W Cblflesh and the depart ment of justice authorized presen tation of the government evidence to the grand jury 31 Witnesses Summoned Thirtyone witnesses were sum moned to testify before the inquir ing body William H Hoover spe cial assistant attorney general from Washington was named special prosecutor to assist District Attor ney Colflesh The grand jury notified Federal Judge Charles A Dewey late yes terday afternoon that its report was ready The report was handed by Frank Davis of Hcdrick foreman of the jury to Clerk of Court N F Reed The document was registered and Reed left immediately for DCS Moines The indictments were filed in Des Moines which is the district head quarters for the southern Iowa dis trict The documents were necessar ily filed there because the grand jury was drawn from the entire dis trict although itsnt in the Otlumwa division Names Seven Projects The joint indictment charging Kraschel and Beh names seven Iowa Turn to ttiffe 3 Cotnmn 3 Immediate Needs of City School System Included in a Five Point Program NewJBuilding for Garfield Modernization for Five Other Places Suggested Projects Total From U S Yielding to numerous suggestions that Mason City avail itself erf the benefits to be had under the public works administration the local school board at a special meeting this week evolved a program of construction modernization and replacement whicli would bring an out right grant of slightly more than 530000 to this community from Wash ington In making the announcement however the board made it clear that there was no desire on the part of anybody on that body to foist the pro posal upon taxpayers Great pains were taken it was explained to include in the suggested program such projects as would be classified as imme diate needs as distinguished from longtime program MARY PICKFORD UNDER CiJARDAT HOME OF FRIEND Flees Boston Tells of Being Trailed by Man and Woman FALMOUTH Mass Jan 27 Tj Pickford motion picture actreso was under guard today at JHE PROGRAM The projects proposed were as follows 1 Roosevelt school addition and remodeling to provide five additional classrooms and a bet ter gymnasiumauditorium Esti mated cost 515000 2 New quarters for high school music department to relieve crowded conditions in building and to remove distracting effect of instrumental music on con centrated study Estimated coat 3 Resetting of water tube boiler at Central heating plant and installation of a new low pressure boiler to replace 45 year old equipment at Washington school Estimated cost 4 Further modernizing of Grant school through installa tlon of steel stairway replacing wood en one and iayin g of f ire aridrin corridor Estimated costj 5 Construction of a new build ing comparable with Wilson Madison or Harding to replace Garfield oldest structure of pres ent school system Estimated cost The estimates on these five pro jects foot up to Under the provisions of PWA 531500 this amount would be forthcoming as an absolute grant from Washing ton This would leave to be handled locally by bond issue Feb 9 Is Petition Deadline To bring the question to a vote at the regular school election on Mon day March 12 it will be necessary for interested citizens to present petitions in regular form bearing at least onefourth as many signa tures as there were voters at the last annual school election The vote cast last March totaled 341 which means that the requisite signers of the petitions for a vote on this bond proposition would be 86 all of whom must be registered voters The final date for filing the petition will be Friday Feb 9 Hopkins Gives Information Acting on a suggestion con tained in a letter from P F Hop kins public works engineer for Iowa the school board has author ized its secretary to fill out an ap plication for federal aid so that Ma son Citys interests may be pro tected in the event later the gov ernments funds now available be come depleted We are not insisting wrote Mr Hopkins in reply to a request for information that the election pre cede the filing of the application The application could be filed and on its way if the election carried if the election failed tp carry it simply would mean cancellation of the application lightening the load locally for school projects which predictably will have to be handled by the community Itself In the years im mediately ahead our boards im pulse would be to stick to our re trenchment policy Numerous school patrons have approached us with the further ar gument that by hastening these pro jects which might conceivably be delayed for two or three years we would be performing an added ser vice to the community by provid ing work for the building trades and local materials industries when it is most needed to get us off dead center Theyve pointed out that were going to have to help pay the bill for some other community and asked Why not get some of the bene fits for ourselves Left Entirely With Peopled in tfie of situa vrtth Supt R SI Irons and SecrV tary R L James fn drawing up a program to embrace construction and repairs which will have to be taken care of at taxpayers expense in the years immediately ahead The board made clear its position that determination of whether the program shall be adopted is to be left entirely with the community If tht proposal attracts sufficient interest to lead toauthorization of the requisite bonds the board and the school authorities will perform their duties to the best of their ability it was pointed out But it was added its up to the people to decide IMMEDIATE NEEDS Jn commenting on the reasons for shaping the program as it ia presented in the Super intendent Irons stressed the point Tiim to 2 Column 1 BOARD VIEWPOINT For a number of years said President Willis G C Bagley the objective of the board financially speaking has been to whittle down our bonded indebtedness as rapidly as we could and at the some time maintain our educational system at a level of effectiveness not sur passed in the middle west In this endeavor I may say we have suc ceeded remarkably well we think as is evidenced by the fact that our present obligations total as compared with a peak indebted ness of reached in 1924 At the very time this reduction of indebtedness was being accom plished we were cutting the school levy year by year from a peak of more than a hundred mills to the present levy of less than 70 mills According to best estimates the program outlined here could be fi nanced over a ten year period for something leas than 2 mills Others Grabbing nt It Only for the fact that other communities many of them here in Towa are flocking to enjoy the benefits of PWA as a means of ASSEMBLY HOPES TO FINISH SOON Senate Leaders Will Apply Whip to Catch up With House on Work DES MOINES Jan 27 die adjournment of the special as sembly session was much closer to day as the legislature ended its twelfth week Cheered by the progress made on tax revision and liquor control leg islation legislative leaders express ed belief that the session could be concluded by the middle of Febru ary or shortly thereafter They pointed out however that the entries in the progress report on these two major subjects have been made by the house and that the speed with which the senate does its share will be a determining factor in setting the adjournment date But senate leaders have indicated that they are determined to apply the whip on tax revision particular ly feeling that the prompt work of the lower branch has put the slow erworking senate in an unfavorable light With tax revision out of the way it Is believed the work of the sen ate on liquor control will be rapid The state monopoly bill passed by the house and the Harrington private sale measure arc on the senate cal endar to follow tax revision Neither house was in session to day the house marking time on the senate while the upper branch took the day off to allow prepara tion of amendments to the tax bill The senate journal was kept open so that these amendments could be printed and ready for prompt con sideration the home of Ful ton Ouraler play wright and mag azine editor to which she fled from Boston last night after tell ing Boston police a man and a wo man had trailed her for two days A Falmouth po liceman patrolled the Oursler es tate and ordered all visitors from the property He declined to e x MARY PICKFOFU Found Guilty of Removing State Bonds Former Treasurer of Kansas Faces 4lf Year Term TOPEKA Kans Jan 27 Tom B Boyd former state treasur er was convicted by a district court jury today on both counts of an in formation charging illegal removal of bonds from the state vaults Boyd showed no emotion as the jurys verdict was read Judge Olis E Hungate said sen tence would be pronounced weeks from today The law two pro plain what orders he had received other than to say that no one other than members of the Oursler fam ily or those with known business were to be permitted to enter the grounds Miss Pickford who had been ap pearing on a Boston to Cape Cod last night under movie conditions She traveledin herown au to mobil vides a penalty of 2 to 5 years in the penitentiary on each count which would result in a 4 to 10 year sentence unless the court specified tlie sentences were to run concur rently Boyd who resigned from office last fall as the result of disclosures in the million dollar Kansas forged rond scandal was accused of il legally removing from the state treasury worth of bonds which were put up aa security for state deposits in banks at Emporia and Eureka controlled by the Fin ney family The prosecution charged Boyd di verted the bondg last July to fur ther the Chicago market operations of Ronald Finnoy convicted bond forger and central figure in the scandal Finney also is charged with illegal removal of the bonds her aafar as Buzzards Bay where a state trooper took over the escort duty to the Oursler home The actress refused last night to give any explanation for her actions but the Boston police said they hnd received a complaint from Miss Pickford that she had been trailed by a man and a woman for two days The butler was the only person who would answer the telephone at the Oursler home and he said he liad been told to give no informa tion Italian Missionary in China Kidnaped NEW YORK Jan 27 Maryknoll Fathers received word today that a Catholic missionary Father James Anselmo of Italy hnd been kidnaped in Kiangsi province Chinn Tlie fathers described the captora as communistbandits SMI CHANCE SENATE HEARING ITS FINAL VOTE ON MONEY BILL Dickinson and 13 Other Republicans Back Wheeler Plan WASHINGTON Jan 27 The senate silver bloc showed its strength today but failed to obtain adoption of an amendment to the administration money bill provid ing for purchase of the white metnl until it reached a ratio of 1C to 1 with gold The vote was 45 to 43 Fourteen republicans Including some regarded as conservative bv their colleagues joined in the vole for the amendment As a final vote on the monetary legislation approached the senate rejected the Wheeler amendment after a last minute expression of opposition from President Roose by Robinson the party leader Approval Conceded It was the last serious obstacle to a final vote on the bill with approval of the measure conceded on all sides The amendment by Senator Wheeler D Mont provided for the purchase of 20000000 ounces of silver a month until the price reached a ratio of 16 to 1 with gold or until 750000000 ounces had been bouught A vote then was in order on an amendment by Senator Pittman D Nev to aulliorlza the presi dent to maintain the parity be tween the standard silver and gold dollars by reducing the weight of the sliver dollar up Farmer Killed in Hunting Accident SOUTH SIOUX Joe Sivill 28 CITY Jan 27 a farmer was fatally wounded when his gun ap parently discharged Htriking him in the chest while he was hunting near here HOLY FAMILY MEETS LITTLE MOHAWKS IN SEMIFINAL CONTEST In an alllocal semifinal at the Class B sectional basketball tourna ment Mason City highs reserves were leading Holy Family by 11 to 9 with half of the contest played Saturday afternoon St Josephs of Mason City was the third local team to enter the semifinals beating Kensett 23 to 18 in a tight quarterfinal go Saturday morning Play was even until the final quarter when Leo Ryans one handed baskets shoved the Tohawks into a lead they held until the end of the game Myhre Kensett forward and Ostby at guard displayed the finest defensive game in the fray Myhre also accounted for six points with a pair of field goals and a duo of charity trys Wolfe Johawks guard dropped in four fiold goals and a charity toss to aid in the soulhsid ers victory See sports pages for stories other tournament games of Mlln RcKlftctfd DES MOTNES Jan 27 TVMilo Reno was reelected president of the Farmers Union Life Insurance company at the annual meeting of stockholders here Communications and Stock Exchange Laws to Go Unpassed WASHINGTON Jan 27 Chances for congress at this ses sion to enact regulatory legislation for stock exchanges and communi cations shown today to have been recommended by administration committees were seen as percept ibly dwindling inasmuch as Presi dent Roosevelt did not himself make any specific request To reporters Speaker Raluey said he seriously doubted the senate and house would remain hero long enough to approve the laws advo cated by the interdepartmental com mittees One it became known favored comprehensive regulation of stock exchanges by a license system un der a federal administrator Ownership The other recorded itself for pii vate ownership and operation of communications systems but with stringent federal supervision No sooner had tills become public In formation than Chairman Rayburn of the house interstate commerce committee began preparing a bill on communications regulation based on many features contained in the interdepartmental report The president sent these reports to the capitol without recommen dation apparently not wanting the legislators to become embroiled in controverted matters that would hold them in session beyond the May deadline that he Is believed to want for adjournment Cam of CWA Speaker Rainey stated the cose somewhat succintly saying If the president was at all anxious to get such legislation at this session then he would have asked congress to put it through Incidentally Rainey at the same time expressed the view that con gress will make a substantial ap propriation for the continuation of the CWA for the remainder of this year and part of the coming year We cant quit that activity now that is certain he declared on na silver The Wheeler amendment For Republicans Borah Capper Cutting Davis Dickinson Frazier Hatfield Ln Follette McNary Noi ris Nye Robinson Steiwci and Democrats for Adams Aslmrst Bone Caraway Clark Costigai Dill Duffy Erickson George Hutch Haydeu King Logan McCixrrau McGill Murphy Overtoil Plttman Pope Reynolds Russell Smith Thomas Thompson Tyd ings Van Nuys and Farmerlabor for Grand total for 43 Opposed by Sclmll Republicans against Austin Bar bour Carey Cuuzuns Fcss Gibson Goldsborough Hale Heberl John son Kcyes Patterson Reed Sclmll Vandenberg Walcott and White 17 Democrats against Bachman Bailey Bankhead Barklcy Black Brown Bulklcy Byrd Byrnes Con nally Coolidge Copeland Dcitericb Fletcher Glass Harrison Lewis Lonergan McAdoo McKellar Neely OMahoney Robinson Rhep pard Stephens Wagner ami Grand total against 45 A vote for the silver amendment apparently was thwarted by a Insl minute expression of the presidents opposition hy Robinson Koblusuii Xervnus Robinson was obviously nervous during the following vote chewing an unlimited cigar He smiled broad ly as the result was announced The close vote had not been ex pected until just before the ballol Dorothy Mackaill and Honolulu Husband to Quit Their Marriage HOLLYWOOD Jan 27 lost another couple in the movies today Dorothy MacKaill through tho medium of a divorce suit disclosed the truth of reports that she and Neil Miller Honolulu businessman had given up their marringe They found romance on the bench at Waikiki were married in Yuma Ariz November 1931 and separ ated Jan 2 Concrete Around Home npHFIRE are many ways to use A concrete around the home add attractiveness or usefulness Fence posts garden fixlurcs mail box standards gate posts walks ent rance drives storage tanks poul try houses bird baths sand boxes tennis are but a Suggestions offered in a handy reference book on concrete now available to GlobeGazette readers if you are planning a spring spruce up campaign you will find Concrete Around the Home an extremely useful booklet Mail cnn pon below with 4 cents to covei cost postage and handling Mnsnn City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic A Iiiskln Director WiiKlilnjjton n C I inclose cents in coin care fully wrapped for the 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