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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 11, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THAT ALL NORTH NEIGHVORf HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE A COPY ASSOCIATED PKEU LCAtKO KKV1CK MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 11 1934 THIS PAPKR CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 52 What About HouseChief Speculate on Snell Fate in Conflict Within P By HKUBEUT PLUMMER ASHINGTON Dec 11 GS Politicians here are wondering what effect the raging conflict within republi can ranks will have on the lea dership of Rep resentative Snell of New York in the house during the next con gress There are two reasons for the backstage gos sip First In the face of open de mands that the party revamp its national leadership the republican floor leader of the house has aligned himself on the side of those who would preserve tilings as they are for the present Second there was evidence of dissatisfaction among some house republicans in the last congress over Snells type of leadership The muttering was confined to the cloakrooms however move to ousthim ever was made on the floor House Reaction Possible House observers admit the pos sibility of the present division and discord in the party as a whole finding a reaction in the house Un doubtedly there are republican rep resentatives who share the views of Senator Borah for a thorough housecleaning B Snell it is suggested would be their nearest and most logical tar get when the time qomes for selec tion of 8 leader in the next con gress While under ordinary circum stances he probably would continue as leader question exist ing conditions may make for a change in sentiment House republicans have switched leaders before Snellhimself at the beginning of 2nd coiigress fol lowing the deathOf Speaker Long worth forced John of Connecticut frac the position of floor leader and took over the job himself He has held It since Thus far Snel has ridiculed all reports that his leadership is threatened Everyone admits it would be difficut to dislodge him He is prepared to fight until the last Mentioned As to his probable succes sor were he to be retired as floor leader centers around three each from the midwest The name of Carl E Mapesof Michiganis heard most frequently The robust representative from Grand Rapids was found amongthe liberals many times in the last congress As second rank ing republican or the house inter state andforeign commerce com mittee he went along with the ad ministration on some of the more liberal legislation enacted during the session Clifford R Hope of Kansas rank ing republican or the house agri culture committee also is men tioned as a possibility Elected for his fifth term the youthful appear ing Kansan supported much of the administrations farm program Earl Michener also of Michigan is talked of too Although he didnt sit in the last congress he has a record of 14 years service in that body and before his defeat in the Roosevelt landslide of 32 was high in the councils of his party in the house SALARY CUT LAW RULED INVALID Total Killed in Hotel Fire May Reach 50 Mark SOME BURN TO DEATH OTHERS P IN RIVER FORECAST IOWA Somewhat unsettled Tuesday night and Wednesday rising temperatures Tuesday night and in east and south portions Wednesday MINNESOTA Increasing cloudiness Tuesday night Wed nesday unsettled rising tem perature Tuesday night and in extreme southeast Wednesday colder Wednesday in extreme northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figurer for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 14 Above Minimum in Night 10 Below At 8 A M Tuesday 2 Below The extent to which standard thermometers may vary in their readings within the same locality demonstrated Tuesday morn Ing when the GlobeGazette instru ment on River heights produced a minimum of 10 degrees below zero while the sugar beet plants instru ment showed a 17 below reading Waterloo and Marshalltown had 13 below Fort Dodge had 8 below and Charles City had 14 below 13 Known Dead and Half of 200 Patrons Not Accounted for LANSING Dec 11 Fire turned the Kerns hotel filled with sleeping patrons into a roaring inferno this morning and the grow ing list of dead standing tempor arily at13 threatened to triple that number Those known to havedied leaped from windows or the roof into the ice coated waters of the Grand river or to the streets escaping death by fire only to die by down ing or from injuries Five of them were members of the state legisla ture here for an extraordinary ses sion convened yesterday Police and fire officials viewed the towering mass of smouldering debris heard stories of witnesses about a huddled group of trapped patrons on the roof when It gave way arid declined to estimate the total number of dead Heavy Loss of Life Police Chief Alfred Seymour said that no more than half of the 200 patrons were accounted for and that he feared there was a heavy loss of The five known to have died among the 20 legislators in the hotel were Representative Vera Voorhees Albion Representative Donald E Sias Midland Representative Charles D Par ker Otisville Representative T Henry Hewlett Gregory Representative John W Good wine Marlette Other identified dead included David Monroe assistant manager of the hotel I Los Angeles The hotel was well filled due to thea pecialle gislative session when the fire broke out about a m and within a few minutes the flames were raging through much of the building Escape Cut Off Screaming men and women their escape cut off jumped from win dows to the street or into the Grand river which flows at the rear of the building Five of the known dead drowned when they chose the icy waters others were killed or fatally injured when they jumped to the streets A few threaded their way through pitch corridors and dovvn flame licked stairways They had no time to dress and several sufferedfrozen or frost bit ten feet for the temperature WAS near zero and snow and ice covered the streets Hotel Register Destroyed Police and firemen warned that it might be days before the full ex tent of the tragedy becomes known for the hotel register was destroyed any anyone caught in the holocaust undoubtedly was burned beyond rec ognition Police broadcast an appeal Turn Pane 3 Column 2 FREED IN LIQUOR IMPORTING CASE Muscatine Man Released by District Court Accused of MUSCATINE Dec 11 Gaeta held in district court on a1 grand jury indictment charging him with the maintenance of a liquor nuisance was freed of the charge today in a decision which shot straight at the heart of the state liquor commissions avowed inten tion to halt river town purchases of Illinois liquor Gaeta owner of a confectionery here was arrested by state agents here last August when in a raid on his establishment a quantity of Illi nois liquor was found Both the state and the defense admitted that the liquor was legally purchased in the state of Illinois and that state and federal taxes had been paid Law enforcing officials have inj terpieted the decision believed the first of its kind to be entered in an I Iowa district court to mean that I the courts will recognize the purj chase of Illinois liquor in Iowa towns and that prosecutions gen erally will be dropped Quintuplets Doc Dr Allen R Datoe who won world renown as the doctor of Canadas Dionne quintuplets showed all the nonchalance ot dyedinthewool straphanger when he rode on New York sub way Associated Press Birth of Dionne Fivelets Seemed Like Fairy Tale All Doctor Could Say When Each of Babies Came Wai By TOM HAGENBUCH NEW YORK Dec 11 The birth of the Dionne quintuplets says the man who brought them into the world was a modern fairy tale with a medical All that Dr Allan Roy Dafoe could say as each baby arrived was The obscure country doctor who achieved fame for his successful fight to keep the five little sisters alive stood before an enthralled au dience of in Carnegie hall last night and told in simple language the story of the famous quintuplets Answered Hurry Call Early in the morning of last May 28 he answered a hurry call to the Dionne home he related and found Lhe house in confusion with no preparation for a confinement except a tea kettle boiling on the I was astonished to find two aabies had already been born and a third was arriving Two neighbors were acting as midwives and doing excellent work The father had dis appeared I scrubbed up in the best way available and took over the sit He told how the last two babies were born with an angels veil or caul covering them and remarked that in olden times such an incident was supposed to bring good luck Had Been Sleepy He said he had been sleepy from1 a previous obstetrical case that night and the whole incident ap peared to be unreal and dream but he attended to the babies mechanically The attendants told me after he said that mv eyes were bulging and with the arrival of each baby my only word was gosh with ascending He didnt think the babies could live so he baptized them and then alarmed at the mothers condition he hurried away for a priest a dis tance of two and a half miles The mother improved so rapidly how ever that within three hours she was out of danger Wrapped in Blankets Dr Dafoe said that during these hours the babies were almost for gotten but their kitten like cries reminded him of their presence They were wrapped in heated blan kets and placed in an ordinary butchers basket The first week was a night he said with frequent alarms and innumerable trips sand wiched between my other calls The babies needed constant supervision and frequent stimulation to arouse them out of their attacks of suffo j News of the now famous birth j was first given to the outside world I when an uncle of the babies inquired hesitatingly of a North Bay news Cecil Movie to Help Out Cheer Fund Great Expectations Will Be Shown for Three Days Previously Reported Dorcas Aid Society Im manual Lutheran church Amy and Lou Mason City Federation of Baptist Ladles Working Society Henrietta Hirsch New Total Only 11 more GIVING days until Christmas That reminder should be suffi cient for those who havent made their contribution as yet to the GlobeGazettes Christmas Cheer Fund In those 11 days more than a thousand dollars must be raised if the campaignobjective of is to be reached With an amount less than that Mrs Mabel Blaise administrator of the fund will be handicapped in her endeavor to preclude the possibility of some Mason City family waking Christmas morning to look upon a row of empty stockings Opportunity Challenge Here is Mason Citys opportunity and challenge Its a personal matter The ques tion is put to YOU Have YOU done YOUR fair part in this Christmas Cheer project For three days beginning at 1 oclock Great Expec hope with a Christmastangle in it will hold forth at the Cecil theater with the Cheer Fund sharing gen erously in every admission Ahead of Booking Because of its singular appro priateness this Universal picture is being brought to Mason City far ahead of its regular booking This will be one of the first communities in Iowa or the whole country to witness the production which is be ing classed by critics alongside Barretts of Wimpole Little One Night of Love and some of the other sensa tional screen successes of thepast year The shows according to an nounce by Manager Tom Arthur will be given on the following sched ule 1 oclock p oclock oclock oclock and oclock The Dickens picture re quires an hour and forty minutes and the show is rounded out with jicture news and attractive short features Prices as Usual Admission prices will be as usual cents up to 6 oclock and 41 cents after 6 oclock Children from the Odd Fellows iome will be special guests of Mr Arthur at the Wednesday matinee of the picture which in volves the struggle from abject Dpverty to outstanding affluence of he English lad Eleven more days There must be some pretty brisk giving in that week and a half if the goal s to be reached Send your donation to Christmas Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa Tiirn In 3 Column 8 DANGER OF WAR GOMES TO END YugoslavHungarian Accord Hailed as Triumph for League of Nations By JOSEPH E SHARKEV GENEVA Dec 11 A threat ening YugoslavHungarian quarrel was ended today and the agreement hailed by Geneva statesmen as a notable triumph for the league of nations Especially gratifying to them was that it followed closely the re moval under league auspices of another European war This was the Saar basin territory plebiscite on which a FrancoGer man financial agreement was made last week and a solution reached on the difficult problem of policing the territory during the vote Approve Resolution Both Hungary and Yugoslavia at a session of the leagues council last night approved a resolution deploring the assassination of King Alexander of Yugoslavia at MASON CITY HAS 10 BELOW AND 17 AT SUGAR PLANT Iowa Coldest Section on U S and Canadian Weather Maps Iowa won the dubious distinction of being the coldest spot on United States and Canadian weatii er maps Monday night with aero temperatures or lower in all but the southeaaternmost and corners Government weather obseruei Charles Reed at Des Moines said an official reading of11 below at Charles City was the nations rec ord but said it was expected that surrounding open country yet un heard from probably felt teiiipar atures lower than 20 below Mason pity recorded 10 below town and at the Crystal Sugar com pany just north of the city 17 be low was registered Other Arctic Records Other Arctic records included 13 below at Waterloo and Marshall town at 7 a 8 below at Fort Dodge 7 below at Ottumwa at 5 a m and 5 below at 8 a 4 below 2 below at DCS Moines and i below at Clinton Sioux City bottom readingwas zero 2edar Rapids recorded 4 below at 9 a m Even the rest of Iowa was colder Monday night than the usually ice Turn lo 3 Olnmn stations Mississippi river towns were near y all slightly above zero Keokuk and Dubuque had low temperatures of two above Davenport and Bur ington had three above and Musca ine reported four above Council Bluffs enjoyed the warmestweath er of the state its minimum tem serature standing at eight above zero 10Below Minimum A delayed report from Webster 2ity showed a minimum of 10 be ow at 8 a m The Mason City sugar plantbot om temperature matched the sea son low recordset last week at In wood and at many points new low readings were established Reed said that in view of the offi cial minimums across the northern section of the state it is logical to assume that thermdlneters at sucii owns as Northwood Osage New Hampton Decorah Fayette and erly probably reached lower than 20 below zero in open country These polar expeditions by Iowa ihermometers arc all caused Met eorologist Reed explained by the bsence of wind and the radiation if heat from the heavy snow blanket Heat From Snow said Reed it is the heat sriven off by the snow that causes he low Recalling the old truism that here is no such thing as cold only he absence of beat he explained hat the intense low temperatures are due to the heat radiation of now risinginto the upper atmos ihere robbing the air strata clos et to the ground of warmth If there was any wind Reed said he cold would be lessened by the endency of air currents to mix and istribute the heat through all evels Slight flurries at Sioux City was he only snow report in the state Monday night n all other sections be skies were clear To Be Warmer The return of warmer weather was predicted Tuesday night how Plotting Third Political Party Gov Flojd B Olson of Minnesota chief of the farmerlabor party In hin state is shown emphMlrlnghis points with restures he addressed a St Paul conference of midwest ultraliberals who ex pressed a belief that a national third party some day would be strong enough to elect a president Associated Press ExpertsDraft Program for Drive Against Crime Roosevelt Calls Two Way Attack on Lawlessness By RICHARD RENDELL WASHINGTON Dec 11 nandate from Piesident Rooievelt for a double barreled attack on law essness set the national crime con erence to work today on what is called the greatest campaign of its kind in tlie country s history Five hundred experts who ap lauded the president vigorously af ter his speech last night started dis cussions and studies to carry out Vtr Roosevelts two suggestions 1 That every law enforcement gency from the justice department lown to one man police forces in hamlets should be coordinated 2 That a body of public opinion ihould be built up to back anti Time efforts Drawg Up Program Attorney General Cummings rime conference faces the task of drawing up this program without reading on states rights or reliev ng localities of responsibilities roperly theirs It seems likely the ecommendation to come from the onference will be a national crim nological a sort f university with degreegranting train peace officials en ist the aid of science and serve as a national center for the exchange f information Calling crime a symptom of so ial disorder in the cure of which very social agency must be active resident Roosevelt told the confer nce Tie Up Knforcenicnt First I ask you to plan and to onslruct with scientific onstruct witti c care a ever with of onstantly improving administratve Turn 3 Column B SLP II Shoppinq Days I til Christmas structure which will He together every crime preventing law enforcing agency of every branch of federal government the 48 state govern ments and all of the local govern ments including counties cities and towns Your second task is of equal im portance An administrative struc ture tnat is perrect will still be n effestive in its results unless1 the people of the United States under stand the larger purposes and co operate with these purposes I ask you therefore to do all n your power to interpret the problem of crime to the people this coun Tilrn tn S Column 7 lowan Robbed of ALBIA Dec 11 K Hints of Georgetown was robbed of S150 when he was returning home from hue hy a man to whom ha had given a ride STORY OF HORROR TOLD IN LETTERS Messages Found Near Bodies May Clear Up Mystery of Island Deaths SAN DIEGO Dec 11 stoiy of horror perhaps removing the final mystery from the strange death of three men on barren Mar chena island off the coast of Ecua dor Is in the hands of the United States government today The story is told m letters found near two bodies on the island Nov 17 by the American tuna clipper Santa Amaro They were seized by United States customs guards pre sumably acting on behalf of the gov ernment of Ecuador to which Marchena and the other Galapagos islands belong Ordered Not to Talk Capt William Borthen of the Santa Amaro said he had been orderednot to discuss the letters But let me tell he ex claimed things happened on Charles Island that are too horrible for us to And Manuel Rodriguez weather beaten fishing captain of the tuna clipper added Man Ive lain awake nights dreaming of the borrora told in those letters and what must have gone on down One of Island Group Charles one of the Galapagos group is the island from which Ru dolph Lorenz and Trygve Nuggrud were reported to have been banished without food or water by Baroness Eloise Bosquet von Wagner Wehr born the mad empress of the Gal apagos1 who now is missing The bodies found on barren Mar chena island were identified as those of Lorenz and Nuggrud by Capt G Allan Hancock Los Angeles patron of science who wirelessed the story of the banishment after his recent arrival in the islands The body of a Negro boy who left Charles island with the pair has not been found Hints of Tragedy Captain Hancock also hinted of a horrible tragedy on Charles island Members of the crew of the Santa Amaro indicated most of the letters recovered from the Marchena beach were written by Mrs Arthur Whitt mer another of the handful of in habitants of Charles island The letters apparently had been entrusted to Lorenz care when he fled the island under threat of the mad empress pearlhanded COURT ASSERTS BOTHHOUSESDH NOTYOTEONACT Supreme Bench Decision to Raise Question of Back Pay DBS MOINES Dec 11 The state supreme court today held that the salary reduction act affecting compensation of state county and city officers passed bv the fortyfifth general assembly was unconstitutional The high courts opinion wan made on the grounds that both houses of the legislature had failed to vote on the measure as finally incorporated into Iowa law The ruling came in a test caw brought by F Price former Woodbury county treasurer against W H Thompson Woodbury county auditor whose presence in the suit was a substitution following the death of Frank Lamar who pre ceded Thompson in the county of fice Sues for Salary Smith sued for his original salary of a month after his com pensation had been reduced to monthly under the provi sions of the salary reduction act In the opinion written by Justice Anderson the supreme court held that during the legislature various bills pertaining to salary reductions for public had been intro duced in both the Tiouse and the senate During debate the two houses were unable to agree on the various measures the were to conference commit tee which reported out senate file 479 tour chapter jB8 of r House Tfever The court held that seriate file 479 had been approved by the sen ate but further stated it nowhere appears In the record that the house ever voted upon the bill No or that the ayes and nayei were called and recorded on the question of the final or passage of the The court further held that such action by the legislature violated section 17 of article 3 of the state constitution which requires both houses to assent to all bills The court by adoptingthe major ity opinion overruled any of pre vious decisions so far as they may conflict with the ruling de clared that the district court erred in dismissing Smiths petition for back salary and reversed the action of XWstrict Judge Miles W Newby Judge Stevens Dissents The majority opinion was con curred In by Chief Justice Mitchell and Justices Albert Kindig Hint zinger and Donnegan Justice Truman S Stevens to whom the case was first referred and who wrote a decision upholding the action of the district court which was not accepted by other members of the supreme court filed a dissenting opinion Justice Stevens held that due to prevailing conditions which he held were similar to the situation pre vailing at the time of the passage of the emergency moratorium laws the action of the legislature was Turn to 3 Column 4 Homemade Candy The holiday season withqut candy would be like Thanksgiving dinner without turkey and allthe trim mings that go with it And no matter how much candy you may have from the confectioners it is always well to have on hand a sup ply of the homemade article Noth ing ever quite takes the place of the sweets prepared by the loving hands of a member of the family In the booklet Candy now available to readers of this newspaper there are 144 recipes all easy to use in any kitchen with out special equipment Enclose 6a to cover cost and handling Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic 1 Haskin director Washington D C I enclose 6c in coin careful ly wrapped for tha booklet on Candy Street Mail to Washington D   

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