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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 1, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home GO Mr1 E R S MEW AR i c P T OF I 0 V 4 r d if if r THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NKIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIHE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 99 Wild Youth French View U S Recklessness Blamed for Its Depression EDITORS NOTE This story dealing with French Impres sions of America Is thesecond of a scries of eight articles tell ing how Uncle Sum appears to tho rest of the world By RICHARD MASSOCK PARIS Frenchman views America as an overgrown youngster whose reckless speeding proclivities in disregard of old world rules have spilled him and his fabulous riches in the ditch Fascinated in spite of himself he watches with bewilderment Uncle Sams efforts to pick himself up and retrieve some of his dollars A note of satisfaction evident among some that the depression fi nally had dealt heavily with the American people who formerly ban died money so lightly has replaced the former envy of this wealth and in turn has given way to anxious distrust of American moves toward recovery See Tradition Disregarded The disregard of traditions which they find exemplified in the Roose velt experiment with its monetary depreciation blue eagles and brain trusts has convinced many French men that America is on the wrong track Publicly their speculation is most ly as to how soon Uncle Sam will learn a bitter lesson Privately they seem worried lest he settle his prob lems in a manner satisfactory to himself and distasteful to them The average Frenchmans conver sation indicates a confused belief despite and partly because of col umns of published interpretations of America that Used To Bo Rich 1 Al Americans were rich before the crisis and expect to be rich again 2 Americans get married and di vorced with hardly time for a hon eymoon 3 With prohibition abrogated the bootleggers all turn to kidnap ing s ters are rapidly ftehig an inachine spoil ed 6 American food IB atrocious Financial Troubles American business and financial troubles dramatized by reports of strikes conflicts between the NRA administration and employers dumpingof milk by disgruntled dairymen and unrest among farm ers of the grain belt have largely seized upon the popular imagina however crowding aside the more romantic conceptions of life in the United States New York solemnly write French visitors in the Parisian press is ao sorely afflicted that Us skyscrapers are threefourtha empty business failures are counted in hundreds daily and evening around Broad way finds hundreds of men sleeping under porches President Roosevelt is the biggest American name in the French press today as to the Frenchman in the street as that of Charles AiT gustus Lindbergh or Greta Garbo A Confused 1icture The Frenchman is confused His remembrance of the doughboys who came to help him is obscured by lecollections of bitter campaigns against thr American who was car tooned as hoarding the worlds gold dictating to Europe buying the good things oJ life here while enjoying luxuries unavailable to the average Frenchman and impoverishing Eu rope by shutting out her goods with tariff walls All this however seems to leave a smaller impression on the French mind than kissing contests which fit typically into the picture he has formed of inexplic able American ways TWO KILLED IN CRASH AT MANLY SHARES SWEEP UPWARD TO MORE THAN High Confusion Rules in Foreign Exchange Dollar Strong By JOHN 3L COOLEV Associated Press Financial Writer NEW YORK Feb 1 Uncle Sams new and cheaper dollar made its debut today amid boister ous applause from the stock mar ket Shares swept SI to more than higher under successive waves oE buying which embraced all the ma jor groups putting the industrial average at the highest point since September 1931 Hails and utilities rallied too while some of the larg est gains occurred in metal stocks Confusion ou Exchange Meanwhile high confusion ruled in the foreign exchange market Dollars opening fairly steady against the leading currencies of Europe soon began an advance which was contrary to what might have been expected in view the momentous step President Roosevelt took yesterday when he devalued the currency at a level to conform to the new gold price of 35 an ounce Exchange dealers attributed dol lar strength partly to European de mand for securities but a more influence seemed to be the banks inability to begin 1 Standard for Gold Fixed on 1934 Model Morgenthau Reports as Fisher Indorses i Money Plan WASHINGTON Fett 1 Secretary Morgenthau today des cribed the new United States mon etary situation as a 1934 model of a gold bullion standard Meanwhile Professor Irving Fish er indorsed proposals for a federal monetary authority with sole cur rency issuing powers Morgentiuiu answered a number of questions about the new money situation but declined to say any thing about operation of the stabili zation fund I will never answer any ques tions about the fund he declared Under Advisement He declined to say whether gold purchases made to the treasury by the New York Reserve bank would be paid for out of the fund Asked whether abandonment of pending1 i fication of treasury regulations It was pointed out that imports of gold would tend to hold down the dol lars premium which at todays rates would have made foreign gold buying by New York banks highly profitable Caught Off Balance The presidents announcement made an hour after New York mar kets had closed on Wednesday caught Wall Street a bit off bal ance Stocks had declined under heavy profit taking yesterday and brokerage circles were talking re action But the decision to reduce the dollars gold value to 5906 per cent of former parity made the unit slightly cheaper than Wall Street had anticipated and huge buying orders poured into commission houses over night The opening recalled some of last summers busiest days for it took blocks of 1000 to 10000 shares to handle the accumulated transac tions With prices generally up SI to around on this splurge pro fessional and other traders scram bled to take profits and stocks lost about half their opening rise Then they came back strongly surging above the early tops At noon how ever volume was running somewhat under Mondays turnover Homostnko Shoots Up Homcstake Mining a volatile gold iasuV distinguished itself by climbing at the opening and then adding a dollar which made the quotation a share Many domestic bonds were strong tTsim In rune 11 Column Eagle Grove Girl Is Badly Injured When Hit by Automobile SAN FRANCISCO Feb 1 Ivtiss Mildred Martin 26 of Eagle Grove was seriously injured when struck by an automobile Eie is vis iting on the west coast with her father Dr George H Martin also of Eagle Grove WeaJ IOWA WEATHER nrtly cloudy Thursday night a t Friday Itislnp tempera LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 4S Minimum In Night ft At 8 A M Thursday 7 NO CHANGE FOR MAN ON STREET F R Hopes Devaluation to Show First in List of Commodity Prices WASHINGTON Feb 1 man on the street with a dollar in his pocket neednt look at it any differently today because of its re valuation at 5906 per cent of a former gold equivalent The effect should be looked for elsewhere President Roosevelt hopes the devaluation will be shown first in the list of commodity prices That is that the same dollar wouldnt buy quite as much as it did before the theory being that higher gold prices mean higher commodity prices Even so the administration does not look for such a projected dol lar shrinkage Jn terms of buying power to leap into effect so quick ly as to bring an instantaneous change in prices Meanwhile the man on the street would feel better by having his dollar changed into pennies he still would get 100 of the coppers Or if the weight bothers him the dollar is still worth ten dimes the gold standard by France would mean a world embargo on gold ship ments Morgenthaus only reply was that such developments would be taken under advisement Testifying to the house commit tee Professor Fisher contended a permanent monetary authority would be far superior to perma nently vesting the control of the dollar in the hands of the president or the secretary of the treasury Kecelved Powers This is said not because of any lack of confidence in the of i the3eibf fices I On the they are better fitted thaa Jjny other existingoffi cials for this great function and I rejoice that the bill which became law yesterday temporarily confer red on them and no one else some of the powers needed for such con trol But we need to build for the long run and we can not expect that all future presidents and secretaries of the treasury will be as fitted for such a special function as are Pres ident Roosevelt and Secretary Mor genthau War by Bankers Fisher held too that it is con ceivable even in the immediate fu ture that the bankers and the president should wage a war If the hankers should attempt to dump the securities they hold t would be difficult for the presi dent to counteract the deflationary influence of such action he as serted The monetary authority he con tended would have the requisite controls to use in such an emer gency At the treasury press confer ence Morgenthau meanwhile said the advisors in guiding the dollar would be a flexible shifting group Advice of Experts Advice of different experts will be cought from time to tfcne He pointed out that yesterdays white house conference included himself Gov Eugene Black of the federal reserve board Gov George L Har rison of the federal reserve bank Profs George L Warren and James H Rogers and Herman Oliphant the treasurys general counsel Morgenthau was unable to give exact estimates of the flight of capital back to this country or how much profit might be made by those who purchased gold stand ard currencies prior to devaluation In other administration quarters it was said that in its monetary actions the United States wanted the whole world to go along and share in any recovery which might develop It was emphasized there was no bitterness against any na tion and that money policies would be directed with the desire of aid ing the whole world Iowa Leading State in HogCorn Signup WASHINGTON Feb 1 Iowa is leadingiu the cornhog slgrj up campaign the farm administra tion announced The report said that 12820 farmers had contracted up to Jan 27 Peace Council Hits at Big Navy Bill DES MOINES Feb 1 DCS Moines peace council adopted a vigorous protest against the Vinson big navy bill and sent telegrams tc President Roosevelt and Senators Louis Murphy and L J Dickinson j Tunl to u Colllmn 8 Stock Market Applauds Devaluation of DollarMH SPVAN HARRY RUPPERT OF EG VICTIMS ROOSEVELT SIGNS MONEY BILL President lioosevelt Is shown as lie signed the bill giving the treas ury title to gold In federal reserve banks and giving him power to de value the dollar Standing behind him left to right Secretary Morgen thau Eugene Black governor of the federal reserve board Prof George F Warren George 1 Harrison governor of tho New York federal reserve bunk Associated Press SEEK SOLUTION IN LINDBERGH CASE CoiifesseH Bbettcfier BoKn Kidnapings CHICAGO Feb 1 A solu tion of the long standing mystery of the kidnaping and slaying of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr was sought today through question ing of Verne Sankey 12 one time ranchman who allegedly turned to the snatch racket Sankey described by authorities as Americas public enemy No 1 was seized late yesterday afternoon by federal agents and city detec tives in a barber shop on informa tion furnished by an anonymous source and confessed Melvin H Purvis of the federal bureau of in vestigation said that he had parti cipated in two that of Haskell Rohn of St Paul and Charles Boettcher 11 the Denver capitalist Denies Any Connection The former Gann S Dak ranch man and one time railroad engineer denied he had any connection with the Lindbergh kidnaping or the ab ductions of Edward G Bremer of St Paul and William Hamm Jr also of St Paul but the authorities pushed their grilling of him in the hope of uncovering some new light on these snatches particularly the Lindbergh case In his confession of the Denver and St Paul kidnapings Sankey told Purvis that he had collected the 560000 ransom for releasing Boettcher and for freeing Bohn From St Paul County Attorney M F KInkead was enroute to Chi cago to aid In the investigation It was Kinkead who announced early last month that he had found evi dence which he said indicated that Sankey long sought by the law had had some connection with the Sour land mountain Lindbergh abduction n New Jersey Similarity In Niiiis Handwriting experts Kinkead said had found a similarity in the writing of the Boettcher and Lind bergh ransom notes and a telephone call from Minneapolis to an undis closed town in New Jersey scene of the Lindbergh kidnaping had been uncovered The call he said was made from a gasoline station by a man who answered Sankeys description 10 days after the Lind jertjh baby was seized The prosecutor also accused San key of a scheme to abduct the for mer heavyweight boxing cham pion Jack Dempsey and Babe Ruth the homerun baseball star adding that evidence to support his allegation had been found at the Sankey ranch Taken Without Struggle When advised in New York of Sankeys capture Joseph B Keen an special attorney general and government expert in kidnaping cases said that this means the end of the man who is really Amer icas public enemy No 1 a re STUDY WAYS OF fo Reliesf Fund Amendment DES MOINES Feb 1 Meth ods of raising the revenue for the appropriated by the Iowa assembly for the relief of the unem ployed and needy were discussed to day at meetings of the senate and house ways and means committee A joint session was scheduled for late this afternoon The only formal proposal laid be fore the comittee was a suggested bill by Representative Jensen of Audubon making a levy of 1 cent a gallon on nil motor vehicle fuel used or otherwise disposed of In the state The measure would provide for the same refunds as are allowed un der the existing statutes The bill would be self repealing when the 3000000 sum is reached Segregated in Fund The proceeds of the additional one cent gas tax would be segregated by the state treasurer into an emer gency relief fund and all warrants Tor relief work would be drawn upon the fund Other suggestions before the com mittees included a tax on luxuries such as cosmetics and theaters and also a proposal to take the needed money from the first reserve deriv ed under any tax revision measure Informal discussion In the com mittees indicated that the increased tax on motor fuel found the moat proponents The measure appropriating the money from the general fund was sent to Governor Herring last night for his signature McArthur Explains Vote Five members of the senate to day explained in a formal statement that they concurred in the com promise amendment only because of the urgent need for relief funds They felt the statement said that no restriction on wage rates should be included in the bill but that im mediate action was necessary to assure continuance of federal funds Tlie five are Senators McArthurj Valentine Tripp Harrington and Baldwin The joint committee on emer gency relief considering means of obtainingthe emergency appropria tions today recommended that the first three millions obtained from any new taxes enacted by the spe cial session be allocated to the gen eral fund for this purpose BOOSTIN INCOME TAXES DEFEATED BY IOWA SENATE Shangle Proposal Would Have Raised Levy in Higher Brackets DBS MOINES Feb 1 O A proposal to boost the net income tax on the higher brackets of personal income today was narrowly defeat ed by the state senate The vote by which the upper house rejected an amendment pro posed by Senator L T Shangle of Mahaska to the interim committee three point tax bill was 24 to 25 The top rate of the bin on per sonal net income now is 5 per cent on the fifth 1000 Shangles pro posal would have levied a tax of per cent on the sixth one thousand dollars of net income seven per cent on the seventh one thousand eight per cen on the eighth one thousand and 10 per cent on all in excess of 8000 of Session Defeat of the Shangle amendment was the feature or uie busy morn ing session at which the senate con tinued work on tax revision while the house plodded along with the consideration of bills on its calen dar The lower branch debated for an hour the proposed bread bill and then deferred action It approved four other measures largely of a i i work on the interim committee Dili there was another proposal to substitute for that measure the classified transactions tax bill which earlier wra the choice of the senate in com mittee of the whole Signed by Twelve Two proposed substitutions had the signatures of 12 senators headed by Senator Myron Tripp of Jasper Members of the joint committee on poor relief decided to hold a meetinglater in the day to discuss ways and means of raising the 000000 for emergency relief pro vided for in the bill which yesterday received final legislative approval The relief bill was on Its way to the governor for his signature and the committee hoped to reach a prompt decision on the way the money should be raised Suggestions which have been made to them in clude a one cent tax on gasoline To Hold Hearing The senate insurance committee decided to hold a hearing next Tues day on the concurrent resolution proposing an investigation of the state insurance department The resolution wns adopted some time ago by the house and since that time has rested in a senate pigeonhole The committee plans at Its meet ing an executive session to Ije held after adjournment next Tuesday to hear interested parties in connection with the proposed probe It is con sidered likely that State Insurance Commissioner E W Clark may be among those to appear before the committee The state NIRA bill today came back from the emergency legisla tion committee without recommen dation State Code Cooperation Introduced early in the session by Senator Doze the bill provides for state cooperation in the enforce Tnrn lo Injce 11 Column 3 Order for Minimum Oil Prices Revoked WASHINGTON Feb 1 retary Ickes oil administrator to day revoked hia administrative ord er of Oct 16 proposing minimum prices for petroleum and its prod ucts The schedule was to have be come effective today but the re cently approved purchase and mar keting1 agreements made it unnec essary Will Rogers NEW YORK Feb thing is basod on psychology and I believe that Ogden Mills as clever and as able as he is picked a bad day to explain to the country that they were pros trate under a tax which they couldnt possibly be able to pay Why in six thousand cities peo ple had on that very day to lay aside Ogdens speech in order to dress in silks and plush and enter expensive limousines to go to the ball No Ogden there was too many silk hats showed up that night to make a tax col lector be misled bythe cry of poverty That speech just didnt harmonize with ermine and champagne Yours WILL ROGERS CrpyrtjM 1MI McXaughl SjMlcale Weber Goes on Without Those Cakes He Begs and Goes for Automobile His Last By DALE HAKIUSOX NEW YORK Feb 1 In the window a chef neatly lopped griddle cakes chestnut brown and deeply dimpled and cast an expert eye on three strips of sizzling bacon The chef was fat and well fed On the other side of the window Jio cold side was Edward Weber 52 He gazed at the griddle cakes A man approached and Weber tugged at his pleeve Im hungry said Weber Please buy me food Take me in and buy me food In Gods lame do this for me Wouldnt Have Cured Sure Ill take you said the man How was Weber to know the man was a plainclothesman E E Feeley from police headquarters he probably he was that If he had known wouldnt have cared hungry Call the next case said Magis trate Ford in court last night Edward Weber begging on the streets said the cleik Edward Weber attempted to stand and pitched to the floor un conscious I am gorry he said It is only that I Charge Is Dismissed The charge is dismissed the magistrate said Get a doctor and an ambulance for this man Body of Girl Hurled 20 Feet After Collision With Truck Miss Ruth Sullivan 22 daughter of Mr and Mrs James A Sullivan Ill Seventh street northwest ami Harry F Punpcrt 28 St Paul re frigerator supply salesman were instantly killed at 2 oclock Thurs day morning when their auto mobile collided vilth a truck one sncl a half miles north of Manly Mr Rupperl who resides at limn aulnvnii x 2 0 8 Jefferson iivenuc northwest was driving a Chevrolet coupe north on the pave ment while the truck a six ton ve hicle of the Union Transfer com pany of Minneapolis loaded with 12000 pounds oC iron pipe was on its way from St Paul to Omaha Nexvs of the accident was com municated to relatives and friends Immediately after Marshal William Pinta of Manly was notified at oclock Thursday morning Sheriff A E Wcieneth Northwood was also called to the scene oC the acci An ambulance raced through the dent Hurled 20 Foot The body of the girl was hurled 20 feet from the car while that of Mr Ruppert was found in the ma chine which was demolished The truck driver Frank Vlltera 27 Omaha suffered Aa cut on his head an d bruls identity cera was uninjured The truck was thwyn across the road and blocked traffic until Its operators succeeded in removing1 It streets toward Flower hospital InI Miss Sullivan who was sales cor side was Edward Weber Over him worked a doctor Suddenly the doctor turned from the sick man and shouted to the driver We cant make Drive to But death Is swifter than a ma chine The chef in the restaurant window is most clever Ho can flop tiiree griddle cakes at a time He is a most hearty fellow fat and well fed The cakes arc chestnut brown and deeply dimpled TELLS OF EFFORT TO HUSH SCANDAL Ickes Gives Inside Story of Events Leading Up to Kraschel Probe Hy lllJnV A TUACK rlobcOazelti Washington Unreal WASHINGTON Feb oolitical and personal influence pos sible was brought lo bear on Pub ic Works Administrator Harold L Tckea nnd the department of justice to hush up the Lieut Gov Kras chel public works scandal Ickes said Wednesday night Addressing a meeting ot the As sociated General Contractors of America here the public works ad ministrator told the inside story of the Kraschel case without mcntion ng Kraschcls nnme or Iowa How over he was obviously referring to the Iowa case Using the case as a horrible ox iimple of what has happened and will happen to persons who do not oelieve that the public works admin istration will pursue any charge of Kraft or corruption or chiseling re gardless of where the trail may lead Ickes said Playlnp Fast and Ixmso Word came to me late one Sat urday afternoon that the liniitennnt governor of one of the states and a friend and associate of his were playing fast and loose with the public works program The lieutenantgov ernor was a democrat he had caused himself to be made execu tive secretary without pay of the public works advisory board of his state Tho facts submitted to me were not conclusive but they war ranted an investigation which was started at once Within an hour a telegram went out over my signature dismisiing Mr Lieutenant Governor as execu tive secretary of the public works board The public works administra Iturn to IAtt lit Column Jj respondent for the Peoples Gas and Electric company aim air Rupperl left the Sullivan home about 8 01 oclock Wednesday evening Miss Sullivan had juat typed a let ter for her father who is appraiser for the home loan service which they were to mail at the postoffice Their plans for the evening In cluded several business calls by Mr Ruppert who was a sales represen tative for the Van Duync Moran company of St Paul distributors of commercial refrigerators and sup plies In 1811 Mr Ruppert wiose Home is at Ionian Minn had been a resident here the past two years He met Miss Sullivan while the latter was recovering from nn appendicitis operation at a local hospital a few months ago Miss Sullivan wns born in Ma son City Aug 14 1911 and attended the local schools She was gradu ated from the high school in 1328 and also completed Junior college She was a stenographer atthe Palais Royal store for a short time and on Jan 8 1931 she entered the alea department of the Peoples Gas and Electric company At the time of her death she was in charge of all sales department corre spondence Wns Severe Blow The death of Miss Sullivan cam ns a terrific shock to members of her Turn lo Tnge II Column MEAT MEAT Is the largest item in the food budget Wise selection mean worthwhile savings Prudent buying insures a hotter dint the 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