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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 1, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                MEM ART K iT OF In I M r r North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE BERV1CB MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 1 1934 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 123 Hard Going for Leaders Senate Disposed to Delay Work With Bickering By HERBERT PLUMMER l March 1 dications are thai the democratic leaders of the senate will have their hands ful from now on in trying to prevenl purely political bickering from delaying progress of legislation Joe Robinson majority leader already has found it neces sary to clamp down on this sort of thing and re rd i n d senators they have worn to do He wasnt what you would call successful As he said mournfully senate rules are such that it is al most impossible to compel senators to stick to business unless they want to Just so they personally think11 their remarks pertein to the sub ject matter before the senate at the all thats necessary Interjection recently during de bate on the CWA appropriation of a discussion of methods employed by the administration in appointing postmasters is an illustration of how far this sort of thing can go Democratic leaders were compelled to resort to all sorts of strategy to persuade senators to desist and get back to CWA Calendar is Jammed Aside from their natural dislike for this sort of thing a far more important issue is involved from the standpoint of the leaders The senate calendar is jammed and overflowing with legislation which must be considered before adjournment A different situation xists in the house As one house expert recently We could clean up and go home Vithia weeJcit jt were necessary the Wie of hurrying while wnate leisurely goes on its Of course the senate can and does frequentlyput on an amazini burst of speed Legislation carrying tremendous appropriations has been known to go through with seem ingly cursory examination What often has looked like a weeks hard work has been cleared from the senatorial decks during an afternoon session Leadership Test The problem of Robinson and his aides therefore is to keep the senates nose to the grindstone If they can do that the situation doesnt appear so hopeless With onethird of the member shiphowever coming up for reelec tion this fall 17 of whom are re publicans and with the G O P minority constantly on the alert for something from which they can make political capital the going promises to be rough Robinson has an opportunity to show his capacity for leadership such as he never has had before Aluminum Company Employes on Strike NEW KENSINGTON Pa March 3 500 and 1000 em ployes at three plants of the Alum inum Company of America went on holiday today in a demand for improved working conditions and higher wages 50 Passengers on Sinking Ship Saved HELSINGFORS Finland March I 50 of the passengers aboard the Polish steamer Zieszys dangerously near sinking in violent seas near Macelliot Island were taken off the stricken vessel early today by a salvage ship Wea FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday prob ably some rain except Friday in northwest portions slightly colder Friday in northwest and north central portions MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday probably local rain or snow Thursday night in east nnd south portions somewhat cold er Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 40 Minimum in Night 28 At 8 A M Thursday 32 MANLEY CHOICE ON LIQUOR BOARD Half Downtown Block in Scarville Burns GIRL INJURED IN LEAP FROM 2ND FLOOR OF STORE Four Business Places Are Destroyed Origin of Fire Unknown SCARVILLE March 1 Four business places were destroyed by fire which swept away a half block of Scarvilles business section late last night The total losswas es timated variously from to The flames forced one fam ily to leap from the second story and a small girls was injured Embers from the flames which were fanned by a strong west wind were carried to adjoining business buildings and several times set them on fire The roof of one house two blocks from the scene of the fire caught fire but the blaze was ex tinguished before serious damage resulted despite the fact that no one was at home at the time Two Towns Send Help Business places destroyed includ ed a general merchandise store a grocery store a hardware store and 3 coffee shop The destruction left Scarville without a grocery store Firemen from Kiester Minn and Lake Mills were summoned to help the local department fight the flames They were unable to stop the flames in buildings already burning but were successful in pre venting their spread and also Hi putting out ftfej caused on iDther roofs ty falling The origin of the btaze is im known although It was belfeved to have started in the basement of one of the structures About 11 oclock at night the flames were discov ered By 1 oclock the buildings lay in ruins Jump On To Mattress F E Reiso owned the building which housed the general merchan dise store which he operated and the hardware store The geperal mer chandise store was two stories and the hardware store one although a part of the same building Mr and Mrs Leo Cunningham and their two children aged 7 and 10 were in bed when the flames were discovered Their escape down the stairway was shut off by the rapid spread of the flames and it was necessary for them to find some other way to get out They threw a mattress out of the window and then leaped on the mattress All were successful in this except the small girl Isabelle 7 who suffered a broken ankle when she fell Flames Spread Rapidly Mrs Cunningham was the first in this family to smell the smoke and thought it was coming from a stove She investigated and found that the flames were rapidly eating nto their apartment Mr Cunning ham is the local station agent The hardware store is operated by Paul Jensen in the next building to ie north Firemen believed the blaze might have originated in this structure In the next building which was quite close to the Reiso structure Turn to Page 4 Column 4 Fixed Policy on Money Is Uncompleted Tariff Issue Again as Roosevelt Asks for More Powers WASHINGTON March 1 The administrations desire to try present monetary plans for at least the remainder of this fiscal var be fore a fixed policy is deterrtuned up on was conveyed to congress today by Secretary Morgenthau Testifying to a house banking subcommittee on a bill to establish a central federal authority with sole currency issuing powers Morgen thau said I think this study the commit tee is making is very worthwhile and important The country has jtist come through one of the most dif ficult financial crises it ever bad and we are just beginning to see a little light Need More Experience What the ruture monetary pol icy of our country should be I dont think anybody is sufficiently wise to tell you because we havent had enough experience Recounting steps that have been taken by the administration he added It is impossible to tell what the future will be I believe that we need more experience and time to tell us what is the best way to han dle monetary problems before we get into anything specific or defi nite as is contemplated perhaps in thia bill j Want Another Year TVe hope thatcongtesa wilpgive us at least the balance of thia yefcr to jKrork on ojWtpresoit plan Then we will know a Uttle more aboutit T take it asked Representative Hancock D N that your position is that the present mone tary policy is more or less an experi ment and it is not your recom mendation that congress take any action to change the present sys tem Thats right Morgenthau ans wered Business Is Better Fortunately since Ive been in office Morgenthau continued business has been getting a little better from day to day I dont know know of anyone who is smart Turn to Ialte 4 Column 2 NEAR CLIMAX IN WYNEKOOP CASE Aged Doctor Ready to Take Stand Hear Character Witnesses CRIMINAL COURTS BUILD ING CHICAGO March 1 dramatic cliuax of the celebrated Wynekoop murder trial neared to day as it was announced that Dr Alice Lindsay Wynekoop probably would take the stand in her own defense before the close of the days session The announcement was made by W W Smith defense attorney at he noon recess Previously defense counsel said it was unlikely she would be called before tomorrow At the urging of Judge Harry B Miller however the questioning of character witness was shortened Dr Catherine Wynekoop 25 year old daughter of the defendant pre ceded her on the stand A steady stream of character witnesses passed through the wit ness box all testifying that Dr Wynekoop enjoyed a good reputa tion in the community Doumergue Made Tariff Dictator for Coining Year French Parliament Balances Budget and Bows Will to Premier PARIS March 1 par liament of France red eyed from long struggle balanced the budget today and bowing to the insistence of the venerable determined pre mier Gaston Doumergue made him a tariff dictator The 1934 budget as voted by par liament today gives a surplus of nine million francs revenue over es timated expenditures The latter are fixed at 48318570000 francs or The vote on the budget in the chamber of deputies was 458 to 132 and in the senate 284 to 15 Dictatorial Powers Just before acting on the budget the parliament granted Premier Doumergue dictatorial powers to effect governmental economies and to manipulate tariffs in negotiat ing trade treaties By these legislative triumphs the 71 year old Doumergue accom plished within three weeks some thing four preceding premiers failed to achieve in bitter parliamentary struggles which began last October Observers saw as a further indi cation of Doumergues rapidly growing power the fact that he was absent when the vote on the budget was yet members said his influence served to smooth out difficulties for Year With the countrys finances thus assured for the year the premiers hands were freed today to press the investigation of the Stavisky bank ing scandal in which investors lost 540000000 when the municipal pawnshop failed at Bayonne to allay unrest in and out of parlia ment and to tackle urgent problems Turn Tafft 4 Column li THE NRA MEETS ITS CRITICS Gen Hugh S Johnson NRA administrator is shown in Washington as he opened the meeting of critics of the national recovery adminis tration Associated Press NOWEMPE New Dynasty Is Born Under Protecting Guns of More Than 50000 Troops By JAMES A MILLS ConiTlslit 1834 by The Associated Tressi H S IN KIN G Manchukuo March 1 new dynasty was born today under the protecting guns of more than 50000 soldiers when Henry PuYi be came Kang Teh emperor of the great M a n c h u empire A bulletproof limousine made in America car ried him to and from the imper ial palace Barb wire stock HENRY PUYI ades kept back the throngs Everywhere were the and Japa nese They formed human walls along the fivemile route from the palace to the Altar of Heaven For every three Manchukuoan soldiers there was one Japanese trooper in the lines Thus did Japan which sponsored the new empire and Manchukuo itself seek to protect the young emperor from any at tempt upon his life Secular and Religious It was bitter zero At the Altar of Heaven the small handful of news papermen including many Ameri in the required evening dress and without hats literally freezing as they were forced to stand for nearly two hours on the bare earth at the altar The ceremonies both secular and religious lasted less than half an hour though for the spectators there were added the rigors of long waiting in the severe cold History probably will record the enthronement of the young sover eign as the briefest most perfunc tory and most machinelike ever held The Japanese army enforced sharp restrictions and regulations to protect the new ruler Exceptfor a few groups of invited Manchus Chinese and Japanese who were carefully herded behind the barbed wire stockades 300 feet from the imperial procession there were no spectators No Untoward Events Despite fears that an attempt might be made on the life of the monarch there were no untoward events and within four hours after he was carried from the palace in a threeton armored car to begin the ceremonies PuYi ascended at noon his carved ebony throne Thus in rites coating the govern ment a million gold dollars to fi Tum to Tage 4 Column 8 ALBERT LEA MAN IS KILLED HERE Fred Witt and Wife of Shell Rock Also Victims of CarTrain Crash A former state representative his wife and an automobile me chanic were dead Thursday as the result of a pair of automobiletrain crashes one just outside Mason City Fred B Witt 50 Shell Rock rep resentative from Butler county in the fortyfourth general assembly and Mrs Witt 48 were killed when their car was struck by a gasoline train near Hubbard Wilfred M Yocum 27 of Albert Lea was fatally injured when his small coupe was struck by a north bound gasoline motor passenger train at oclock Wednesday afternoon on the crossing of the Chicago Great Western railroad tracks and U S highway No 65 Brought to Hospital He was brought by a passing motorist to a local hospital where he died within five minutes from injuries His chest was crushed According to witnesses Yocum was driving toward Mason City and failed to see the approaching rail road car train No 16 to Minneapo lis The crossing is about three miles north of town near the Ameri can Beet Sugar company plant Yocum wag the only occupant of the car which was demolished parts of it being carried up the track several rods Identified as Mechanic Tools and various clothes and equipment which had been in Yo cums car indicated that he was an automobile mechanic His home ac cording to information listed onhis automobile registration card was at 546 Euciid avenue in the Minne sota town He wore a dark overcoat which was badly torn in the crash and a dark blue suit A picture found in one of his pockets showed him with a woman and two small children Yocums body was returned to Albert Lea by relatives who came here Wednesday night Cigaret Is Cause of Blast 20 Injured IQUIQUE Chile March 1 A cigaret dropped into a barge load ing 130 bags of gunpowder today set off the entire cargo injuring 20 men destroying the barge and a number of fishing craft Apostle of Large Families MERYSSRS EINE France Marchl Adolph Pinard famous apostle of large families died today in the village home where he was born He was 90 years old PRESIDENT WILL GIVE PLANS FOR NRA ON MONDAY Will Make Appearance at Meetings Called by Johnson WASHINGTON March 1 President Roosevelt will disclose his plans for NRA in a personal ap pearance Monday before the group meetings called by Administrator Johnson to hear complaints This was made known today as criticism was received from a large number of persons who came here at the invitation of Johnson to air their views The presidents address at 10 a m Central standard time will be broadcast to the nation Significance was attached by observers to the sudden decision to address the con ference Some believed the president would give his ideas for the future of the national recovery act as well as take up some of the complaints presented at the invitation of Johnson Labor Men Hearil Labor spokesmen in NRA stung by wholesale complaints sought to day to win a showdown for the working man at the coming assem bly of code authorities The battering of the assembled complaints invited by General Johnsonto say their open forum wejit right ahead Officials showbd the strain as witness followed witness to com plainthat code hour limits were beingstretched out of all meaning that wage levels were being re duced by various devices that in dustrialists by intimidation espion age and other means were crushing unionization of that complaints without end had been made to NRA with almost negligible response Forum Hearings Resumed A couple of hundred names were on the waiting lists when the forum hearings resumed this morning The ones on technical and eco nomic subjectswere expected to wind up within the day but the hearing on labor complaint swas good for a run through Friday at least It was Edward F McGrady right hand man to Johnson and assistant secretary of labor who launched to day a systematic analysis of the complaints to dig out ammunition for the next week It was McGrady who burst out yesterday with a a declaration that it was time to rip the curtain off the charged defiance of the govern ment by big employers on the union issue He proposed to demand that Johnsons already outlined program of reform be expanded to include a curb on the stretching of working hours He wanted also some means of preventing reduction of average wages by reclassifying workers or displacing veterans with new help turn to race 4 Column 8 LIQUOR DICTATOR BERNARD E MANLEY BILL TO CURB FORECLOSURES House Passes Act 76 to 30 as Senate Debates Hog Buying Bill DES MOINES March 1 Courts would be required to auto matically extend the redemption period in realty foreclosure suits until March 1 1935 where the re demption period has not expired un der a bill passed 76 to 30 by the Iowa house of representatives today The measure provides that in such cases BO sheriffs deed shall ensue until next March but the court may make provision for the payment of taxes and direct the distribution of any balances The owner would remain on the property Thesenate continued its discus sion on the direct livestock buying bill WAUe approving the extension the redemption period the bouse last week defeated a measure which would require the courts to grant continuance in foreclosure proceed ings where the defendant was not in default for want of pleading or appearance As the redemption bill was called up Representative Johnson of Linn raised a point of order contending that it was the iame subject matter considered in the bill to continue the mortgage foreclosures The chair however ruled there was a difference between the two meas ures and that the point was not well taken Vote Against Bill Those voting against the bill were Avery Beath Bowers Cunningham Dole Doian Durant Elliott Ells worth Falvey Felter Gallagher Goode Grau Hartman Johnson Laughlin Lichty McFarlane Mill hone Osborne Feet Porter Stan sell Stanzel Strachen Tbies Trei mer Wieben and Willis Absent or not votingwere Fuel ing and McCreery Speaking for the bill Representa tive McKinnon of Henry said they were merely trying to save the homes and property of the people and told the house the bill was sug gested by the governor and drawn by the attorney general NcJiing Unreasonable Representative Rice of Keokuk contended that the sponsors of the measure were asking nothing unrea sonable Representative Gallagher of Iowa said the bill was as bad as tiie one Turn to FaKft 4 Column 0 Claims Weird Rites Took Place in Rasputins Study Confessed Slayer of Mad Monk Tells His Story LONDON March 1 rites that tooit place in Rasputins study in St Petersburg involving a mesmeric process that partially hypnotized the narrator were de scribed today by Prince Felix Youssoupoff confessed slayer of Russias Mad Monk Continuing testimony in his wifes ibel suit against MetroGoldwyn Mayer Pictures Ltd the prince re lated how he lay on a couch as the mystic monk stroked his chest and made passes over his face which created a powerful mesmeric ihfiu mce Unable to Move Soon the prince continued he was practically unable to move or speak Sir William Jowitt continuing crossexamination of the Russian drew from the witness an account of a number of visits he paid Ras utin to cure a complaint from which ho was suffering It is a fact is it not asked Jowitt that his treatment did you some good No it did not the prince re plied Details of Plot Details of a plot to kill the monk because he planned Youssoupoff said to turn traitor to Russia and seize the throne were elicited from the prince in the cross examination The monks body was placed through a hole in the ice in the River Neva Youssoupoff testified yesterday he killed Rasputin by beating him to death with a heavy stick Princess Youssoupoff is suing for 52000000 Defense Opens Case The case for the princess was concluded early this afternoon Sir William opening for the defense said before the jury could find a verdict for her it must be able to say that any ordinary sensible per son looking at the film of which she complained would think it referred to her The princess charged the film linked her in an objectionable man ner with Rasputin MASONCITYMAN SLATED FOR JOB BYGOVHERRING Lane and Cooper Will Be Control Commission Associates BULLETIN DES MpINES March 1 ftl neruite today com pleted final legislative action on the liquor control bill by adopt ing the report of the confer ence committee by a vote of 28 to SI Bernard E Manley ilason City who served on the liquor control study committee last summer and fall is to be appointed a member of the new state liquor control commission by Gov Clyde Herring it was understood here Thursday on information received from Des Moines The two men expected to be ap pointed associates of Mr Manley on the commission are Dick R Lane Davenport and Harold Cooper Marsballtown Although a large number of per sons have been mentioned as pos sible appointees and Governor Her ring has made no official announce ment it was learned that Lane Manley and Cooper were the three selected Offichii Announcement Official announcement will not be made until the senate has acted upon the second conference commit tee report on the liquor bill ThisL was expected to come up thia aftf noon j The appointmentsurb confirmatipnBy Sen I a republican aotyj i I werftmsmbers of Governor Her rings liquor controK committee which last summer studied Various methods of handling the traffic and drew up a report on which the li quor bill was based Cooper and Manley are demo crats The former was chairman of the state public works advisory board until its dissolution recently with the reorganization of the pub lic works administration Favored Local Option Mr Manley who was in Des Moines Wednesday and early Thursday was expected to return here in the afternoon The liquor measure as adopted except for the local option provi sion set a system for the sale of liquor identical with that pro posed by the liquor control study commission of which Mr Manley was a member Mr Manley favored local option and also stated on numerous occa sions that he was unequivocally against the return of the open saloon maintaining that would bring back conditions worse than prohibition His favorite expression for liquor was that it was dynamite and had to be handled as such Control Is Difficult At the time he and his associates completed their plan last fall Mr Manley stated he did not anticipate a 100 per cent success with the system The control of the liquor traffic in this country is much more dif ficult than anywhere else in the world he stated But I believe our plan is the best that can be de vised in Iowa for the handling of the liquor business Mr Manley is president of Man ley brothers Mason City mercantile Turn to Pace 4 Column Fish and Seafoods THE selection preparation and set 1 vice of fish and seafoods j a distinct branch of the culinary arts A timely 24 page booklet available hrough the GlobeGazette Wash ington Information bureau offers 50 choice recipes for delectable seafood dishes This compact kitchen aid crammed with scientific data from the United States bureau of fish eries artfully illustrated and carry ng many recipes tested by the rigid standards of the U S bureau of home economics willbe an invalu able Lenten addition to any cook jook shelf Use coupon Mason City CloueGazetto Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C Name City State Mail to 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