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Albert Lea Evening Tribune (Newspaper) - December 12, 1932, Albert Lea, Minnesotalf you with to talk Advertising, Bubtcrlp- lion ar n att with th# Evan Int Tribuna, Pleas* Call 20^1 The Evening TribuneVOLUME XXXV ALBERT LEA. MINNESOTA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1932 lf you want tha Editorial O if I a a and Ntwa room of Tha E va n I n g Tribune, Pleaaa Call 3030U. S. MORATORIUM BLAMED^^l^i^ WOMEN DRYS! ARE OPPOSED TO LAW CHANGE Appear Before House Ways and Meant Committee in Interests of Prohibition—Senate Bogina Debate on Repeal Held in Slaying Washiapon, Dec. 12.—(AV-Oppo-iltion to modification of the Vol-atead lair was presented today to the house ways and means committee by a dosen women prominent in the prohibition cause. At the same time the senate ju dietary committee began a study of proposals to repeal the 18th amendment with storm signals of a sharp controversy over banning the saloon hoisted higher. Mrs. Henry W. Peabody, chair- KING OPPOSES MERGER PLANS OF PRESIDENT I Others Show Disapprove! of Regrouping Program—Garner for Full Approval or Rejection of Proposals. FOUR DIE IN LAKE PLANE CRASH Police sought a murder complaint against William James Guy (above). 24 year old Britisher, in _____connection with the    slaying    of man of the national committee for    Capt.    Walter Wanderwell    on    his law enforcement, headed the worn-    y-*c*1    *1 kong^Beach,    Cal.    (Asso- en before the ways and means    C!* committee as she did two years ago when she successfully led the opposition to a prohibition repeal proposal before the house Judiciary committee. Oppose Alcoholic Increase “We represent, in the Woman's national committee for law enforcement an affiliation of nine great national organisations of women, aggregating more than 10,000.000 members" she said in a statement prepared for presentation adding: Walter C. Davis, Wanted on HEAD, DENVER ILOAN FIRM ENDS LIFE IN CH “We are here to present our opposition to any Increase of alcohol ic content from one-half of one per cent as authorised by the Volstead act. This content was established by the brewers themselves 40 years ago in their defense against the soft drink trade. Lev ibis decision stand.” Attacks "Wet’’ Facts $1,000,000 Embezzlement Charge! Uses Necktie to Hang Himself—Arrested in New York. Washington, Dec. 12.—(JP>— A resolution disapproving the whole government regrouping program submitted by President Hoover was offered today in the senate by Senator King, democrat, Utah. King explained he favored many of the moves but was strongly op posed to others. To bring the question to issue he proposed disapproval of the lot. His resolution went over for future consideration. Meanwhile other efforts were be ing started to block t.ie reallign-ments suggested by the president on reasoning the change should be left to the incoming democratic administration. If, however, the administration representatives can convince the house expenditures committee, vith its democratic majority that cash would be saved, some changes might be allowed to take effect. Unless congress acts in 60 days ago the proposals become effective. Speaker Garner at bis press conference today said he thought congress either “should put aside all the transfers and eliminations or let them all become effective.” Washington, Dec. 12.—(A*)—The Roosevelt prohibition-farm relief program is to be thrown squarely before congress this week by the democratic leadership but the goal of fulfillment before March 4 adjournment is still clouded in doubt. Beer and repeal legislation get attention in both the senate and Record Cold Reported in Many Parts Of State Southern Minnesota Coldest With Pipestone Reporting 20 Below—-Frigid Wave Extends From Coast to Coast. Rumored Engaged Detroit coast guards worksd two days to salvage wreckage of a fog-blinded plane which fell Into Lake Erie, carrying four persons to their deaths. A salvaging crew ie shown with the wreckage of the plane. (Associated Prose Photo! New York. Dec. 12—UP—A suicide’s noose ended today the life ...    ..    ,    _    of Walter C. Davis, 50-year old  — ...» D.„aiC auiJ The grarhaired m°lhe* J    president of the City Savings and house, with roll calls expected be sought to refute testimony of bee j    Association    of    Colorado fore the Christmas recess. Ignoring arid wine advocates who    appeared    springs, Colo., who had fled from    a    the    rejection by the house of the be c . [lie committee for    our da>s    j^ooo.000 embesslement charge.    flat    prohibition repeal reeolatton, last week.    ____ Davie, seized her© yesterday by a the senate Judiciary committee con- .N nety per cent of th©    drunken- ;    detective who had been his picture    sider# today the proposal for repeal ness before prohibition was be*r( j„ “wanted” department of    a    with    the saloon outlawed and fed- drunkenness," Mrs. Peabody as detective story magazine, was eral protection to dry states. 8erted-    I    found hanging in his cell In police The ideas of Governor Roosevelt for a farm relief measure at this Revival EfTorta Fail    session are expected to appear in Prolonged efforts by an inhiliator a kill to be laid before the house ag-crew and ambulance surgeons fail- riculture committee Tuesday. Chaired to revive him.    man Jones will consult today with I He had fastened his necktie to th* representatives of organized I the upper part of his cell door, and agriculture on the legislation, his swaying form attracted the attention of a policeman as the latter made the rounds of the cell block. Davis disappeared from Colora- BANDLEADER SLAIN, WIDOW FACING QUIZ Soviet Russia and China Resume Normal Diplomatic Relations Abduction Report Delay WU Be Investigated—Substitute lice. Attacking the move of the demo headquarters early today, rrats to obtain revenue through a tax on beer, she said that “for this government to secure an income by creating aa appetite of alcohol defined aa a “habit forming narcotic drug, would be infamous,” and added that “we challenge their es timates of revenue.” Glass Plan Favored Beer and wine proponents had four days In which to make their do Springs six months ago about and concluded their    tini« his association was thrown into receivership. Secretary Was^Held Miss Eva Terry, former secretary arguments case late Saturday. The study of the senate judiciary committee is certain to revolve about the Glass resolution which of the association, was taken into was referred to it by the senate. In- custody and admitted, police said, that Davis maintained her in an expensive Denver apartment for years. He also gave her, police said, $350 a month, a high priced troduced by Senator Glass democrat, Va., long a supporter of the dry laws, this measure would repeal the 18th amendment but sub- Miss Terry, in Jail several days, insisted she knew nothing and said that “even if I did I would not tell stitute an amendment giving feder- motor car and diamond rings. a1 protection to dry states from liquor shipments and forbid the return of the saloon. A number of other repeal resolu-, on DavJs-tions are before the group including one by Senator Blaine, republican, Wisconsin, an opponent of prohibition, to repeal the 18th amendment and guard dry states from their wet neighbors but permit the transportation of liquor through them. Doubt Ability to Bar Saloon Although for years one of prohibition’s wannest supporters, Chairman Norris has announced that he will oppose the proposal for a ban against the saloon, believing it has no place in the constitution. Senator Borah, republican, Ida Amy Johnson Resumes Return London Flight Aviatrix Leaves Benguella, Africa After Being Delayed by Fog Seeks New Record. Benguella, Africa, Dec. 12.—(A*)— Delayed about five hours by fog  __    which    forced    her to turn back, Amy "of:    ****    i*.    cn,.r    w;;t prohibition, would favor such a pro hibition if one could be written that he believed workable, but is convinced it cannot be done. Although there are many senators on the committee who would vote to report an outright repeal resolution such as the house considered, in order to get the question before the American people, no member of the group has indicated he will seek this form of action. a Cape Town-London flight record, took off at 4:30 a. rn. today for Duala, Cameroons. The aviatrix, left southwest Africa at IO p. rn. Sunday expecting to make her next stop at Duaia. She passed over here but was unable to get through the fog and turned back here.    I She was well ahead of her schedule when she left her first stop after the take off at Cape Town early Sunday. She hoped to beat her own record of 4 days, 17 hours and 19 minutes for the flight between England and Cape Town, set November 18. Extra Session Looms While democratic leaders are confident of the votes for measures legalizing beer with its accompanying tax and for farm relief, there is every indication these proposals will clash with the views of president Hoover and vetoes of both are seen as probable. Thus looms the prospective jam on Capitol hill that is likely to force a special session of the new congress early next spring. The recommendations of the Hoover administration for a sales tax and an additional ll percent pay cut for government workers are receiving slight attention. The house today takes up the , first of the annual supply bills, carrying the funds for next year’s expenditures on the treasury and postoffice departments. Economy Faces Test Economy gets its first test in this legislation. The bill has been cut below a billion dollars for the first time in years, but the Hoover pay cut was not included by the committee in reporting the measure out. The senate will dispose of the Philippine independence bill early in the week. Its passage is freely forecast Senator Watson of Indiana, the majority leader, proposed that the measure of Senator Glass, demo-Virginia, providing sweeping reforms in the national banking structure be considered after the Philippines fight. Senate democrats also have placed the Glass bill as the next order of business and it appears destined to get the call. Mr. Hoover’s message also stressed the need of bank ing legislation. A vote on this be fore Christmas seems likely. Geneva, Dec. 12—(.Pl—Maxim Lit-vinoff, Russian foreign commissar, this afternoon announced the reestablishment of normal diplomatic and consular relations between Russia and China effective today. In a letter to Dr. Yen, China's Teacher Al** So..<rhf kv P~- 8P°kesman before the League of leacher Also Sought by Po- Nations, he wrote: “In regard to our recent conversation I have the honor to inform you that, being desirous of promot-( hicago, Dec.    12.—(IP—Assis- jing peace and friendly relations be- tant State's Attorney Charles S., tween our countries, my Dougherty Sunday reviewed the f ment had decided to regard normal affairs of Edwin O. Schildhauer In I diplomatic and consular relations an effort to determine the motive; with the government of the Chin for the abduction and slaying ofjese republic as reestablished from the 27-year-old Austin high school1 this date.’ bandmaster.    I Dougherty said as soon as the grief-stricken widow, Frances, had recovered from the shock of her husband’s death he would question her in detail regarding reports there had been trouble between them. By Associated Press St. Paul, Dec. 12.—t.P)—Temperatures reached the new low marks for the season at many Minnesota points today as a cold wave swept in for a short stay. Forenoon reports indicated that colder weather prevailed in southern Minnesota with Pipestone apparently the coldest point in the state with 20 below. Other minimum temperatures Included: Fairmont 17 below; Mankato and Bemidji 18 below; Marshall 14 below; Albert Lea, St. Cloud and Rochester 12 below and Fergus Falls 19 below. Winter struck at the nation prematurely again today with sub-zero temperatures, snow', rain and sleet leaving a trail of dead. Slippery streets and roads accounted for most of the deaths in traffic accidents. Pennsylvania alone reported 13 persons killed when rain, following the heaviest snowfall of the season, made traveling t> hazardous task. The East had snows and rain yesterday with prospects for more of this kind of weather today while rain and the fog held sway over the South. HERRIOT SAYS HOOVER SHOULD NOT HAVE ACTED Declares Payment Will Be Made With Reservations-— Criticizes Other U. S. Foreign Policies—British Pht Rejected. Barbara Hutton, hslress to tho Woolworth millions, only smiled In answer to questions about her rumored engagement to Prirce Md!-vanl. She recently returned to New York from abroad. (Associated Presa Photo) Teacher to Be Questioned He also said that he wished to question a former substitute woman teacher at Austin high. Schildhauer, son of a retired Newr Holstein (Wig.) farmer, was found dead in suburban Cicero Saturday night shortly after his wife reported to police that he had been kidnaped by two men from in front of their home. His skull was crushed and two bullets had been fired into his head. That robbery was not the motive for the killing was indicated, police said, by the fact that the small amount of money and the! watch Schildhauer was carr} ing J were found on the tK'dy. RAILWAY WAGE| PARLEY OPENS Chicago Conference Beginning Today to Consider Possible Continuation of IO Per Cent Cut. Bandits Seize $ Church Collection Same Accidental Ballet Wounds Two iZasu Pitts Back onWay to Health] * Los Angeles, Dec. 12.—<AV-Belief that Zasu Pitt, screen dlenne is out of danger in a serious illness was expressed Sunday her physician. Dr. Edwin Larson. Ro said she passed a restful cation of the Hungarian Reformed struck the elder man in tha right Eight and that her condition was church Sunday produced pistols groin, passed through tha hip, into “much improved.”    |    when the meeting ended and escap- tha youth’s left groin and lodged ■ Mise Pitta was operated on Wed- ed with $800 proceeds of a char!- against the spine. Both are in the Baraboo,    Wig., Dec. 12.—UP— Theodore    Richards of De Witt, Iowa, and his nephew, Lester Richards, 17, Baraboo, were seriously wounded Saturday by the same bul-   ■    ]    let which was discharged accident- Detroit,    Dec.    12.—(IP—Two    rob-    ally when    the uncle lifted a rifle hers who    mingled with tha oongre-    from an    automobile. The bullet uesday. table campaign. St lfary-Rtnfling hospital hart, Seek Time Explanation Dougherty said he wished to find out from the widow why she said she had seen her husband kidnaped at 8:20 p. rn. but did not report it to police until 9:15 p. rn. The widow said she saw the kidnaping from the window of their home. The husband waa leaving to attend a meeting of bandmasters when the attack occurred. Police suggested it was possible that SchUdhauer may have been mistaken for someone else by the assailants. Both pupils and associates of the bandmaster said they could give no reason for the killing. School officials promised to aid In the investigation. Dean of Art Dealer* Dies White Plains, N. Y., Dec. 12.—(IP —Newman L. Montross, dean of American art dealers, died Saturday. He was 83. Chicago, Dec. 12— (IP —Executives of the nation’s railroads proposed to the brotherhoods of employees today that the IO percent deduction in pay be extended indefinitely past next January, 1933, when the agreement of the past year is due to expire. The suggestion came at the start of their Joint conference with heads of 21 shop crafts. It caused a recess less than an hour after it had convened. A. F. Whitney, chairman of the Railway Labor Executives’ Asso ciation, and W. F. Xiii eh off, chairman of the conference committee of the managers, yesterday emphasized the narrow and sharply-defined scope of their respective groups in the coming parloy. The Labor Executives’ Association, composed of chief executives or representatives of the standard railway unions, met briefly yesterday for final marshalling of arguments, at the conclusion of which Whitney issued a statement saying “we are not entering into any negotiation concerning any reduction in wage rates or concerning any additional deduction from pay checks.” He said the group had been authorized to negotiate only upon the proposal made by railway gers last October ll. Coldest in 62 Years Residents of the far West, Rocky Mountain states and portions of the Midwest shivered in temperatures well below zero during the night In San Francisco it was the coldest In 62 years with a temperature of 27 above zero and with snow as far south as San Diego. The South and Southeast had rain, mist and rain turning to snow in some sections. Snow flurries were reported at Amarillo, Texas, where the temperature veered from five to seven degrees above, the govern-j ]OWest reading in nearly three I years. New York shelters were overtaxed to care for the unemployed. Chicago spent the day dodging snow flakes. J. R. Lloyd of the weather bureau said 4.6 inches of snow fell and that a like amount was still to be expected. Snow Plows Clear Streets Fifty snow plows were kept at work on the streets to keep them clear and thousands of the homeless crowded into shelters. A general snowstorm, accompanied by all-time record low-temper-atures, descended upon the Northern California coast and the San Joaquin valley. The mercury registered 27 degrees at the weather bureau station in San Francisco shortly before noon and the snow cascaded in huge flakes over th' downtown business district. The weather bureau said it was the coldest day in the 62 years records have been kept. The previous record of 29 degrees was recorded in January 1888. U. S. PLEDGES AID IN MOVE T0| REDUCE ARMS in Document of Participation Geneva Meet Signed as Ger many Signifies Intention to Join Again. Volstead’sFormer Secretary Ends Life Chicago, Dec. 12.—(IP—Spencer T. Rudd, secretary of Andrew Volstead, while the author of the prohibition enforcement act, was in congress, committed suicide while temporarily insane a coroner’s ju ry decided today. His widow sobbed that he had met with financial reverses and his assets had dwindled to $300 in life insurance. His body was found In a snow bank on the archery court in Lincoln Park. A .32 caliber revolver was clutched in Rudd's right hand and in his pocket was a note. Mrs. Rudd is known professionally as Vernon Thomas, prominnt etcher and painter. She married Rudd four years ago. Man Held Prisoner in Siberia Returns Home to Sorrow; Wife Remarried Szegedan, Hungary, Dec. 12-—UP —Stephen Asztoalos came home— to his own sorrow. Back in 1914 he was reported “missing in Russia” when the years rolled by without any word from him his wife decided he was dead. She married another man. Asstoalos was not dead—only a prisoner in Siberia. Several months ago he came back to his native village to find his wife liv ing happily with another husband Nobody recognized him—the years in Siberia had changed him. He wanted to be near his wife and yet not disturb her peace so he got a job u a farm hand on his own farm. For months, he slaved ae hired hand on hie own land and gave full satisfaction. But one day he hanged himself and papers found on his body told his story. Two Guard Fliers Killed in Crash Bernardsville, N. J.. Dec. 12.—(IP —Two officers of the New Jersey national guard were killed Sunday when their airplane crashed in an apple orchard on the estate of Mrs. Robert L. Stevens and caught fire. The plane evidently in trouble and flying low, struck a tree top, careened against another tree some quarter of a mile away and crash ©d. It immediately burst into flames, trapping the two men whose bodies were burned. They were Second Lieutenant Guy K. Rudd, SI of New York City, and Sergeant Robert W. Junemann, 35, of Spring Lake. Geneva, Dec. 12.—CP)—The Unit ed States, in a document which the -chief of her airns delegation, Nor man H. Davis, signed yesterday, de dared her resolve to co-operate in the disarmament conference with a view to seeking substantial armament reductions. The United States and four oth er nations, the statement reads, hope "without delay to work out a convention which shall effect a substantial reduction and a limitation of armaments with the provision for future revision with a view to further reduction.” With America in this deterinina tion are Great. Britain, France, Germany and Italy. Will Resume Task Although this is not entirely what Dr. Davis said he hoped for, the head of the American delega tion said he considered that other peoples now felt there was a moral commitment to resume the task of disarmament after the Christmas holiday "in real earnest.” Davis’ ideal was a convention capitalizing disarmament gains a1 ready made and definite disarma ment plans ready to be presented to the world before Christmas. The American said, however, he was satisfied yesterday’s pronounce ment for co operation w as a move toward substantial and immediate reduction and limitation. Germany to Return The biggest step in the agree ment so far, Mr. Davis pointed out, is that Germany has signified her willingness to resume her place In the conference. Germany’s acceptance of the for mula balancing her demand for arms equality with French insistence on security was announced In Berlin yesterday and was interpreted as her desire to return to the discussions from which she withdrew because of the equality problem. Girl Gets County Poet Medford, Wis., Dec. 12.—Miss Gertrude Zenner has been appointed treasurer of Taylor county for the balance of the year to fill out the term of office of her father, John Zenner, who resigned to accept an appointment as director of federal relief for Taylor county. Paris, Dec. 12—(IP—Premier Her* riot, blaming } ll Europe’s debt troubles on the Hoover moratorium of 1931, told the chamber of deputies today that his government proposed to pay with reservations the $20,000,000 debt installment due the United States nexr Thursday. Payment without reservations would be unacceptable and out and out refusal to pay would be "the final imprudence.” The reservations which he will attach to payment he declined to outline before he had an opportunity to explain them, sometime this afternoon, to tile chamber of foreign affairs and finance committees. Proposal as Confidence Vote Before he finished his statement and before the chamber adjourned, he let it be understood that when he is ready to present his detailed proposal to parliament he will make the issue a question of confidence risking a possible adverse vote and the downfall of his ministry “This is my interpretation of the Hoover moratorium,” he said. Herrlot announced after the meeting tlint. France will wait and see what England does before stipulating her own reservations in the payment of the $20,000,000 due the United States on Thursday. Should Have Refused Delay “If the United States did not wra»t to concern itself with the problem of reparations, Mr. Hoover should not have become involved in it. He should have allowed Germany itsef to ask for the moratorium in the Young plan.” The statement came in th© course of an exposition of the history of the debt issue. Criticizes Other Actions The premier criticized other departments of the American foreign policy, beginning with the refusal of congress to approve the League of Nations sponsored by President Wilson. “The United States,” he said, “never took its rightful place at the table in the council of nations. He insisted that America became involved in the reparations problem when it allowed Charles G. Dawes and Owen D. Young to frame the reparations plan which bear their names. London, Dec. 12—</Pi—Stanley Baldwin, acting head of the government in the absence of Premier Minister Mat Donald, announced today that general debate on war debts will be held in the holist- of commons Wednesday. He said no special legi.-lation would be reqired for withdrawal of gold from the Bank of England to cover the debt installment due Thursday. There will be full and free discussion on all phases of the debt, with a comprehensive statement by Neville Chamberlain, he promised. The members bombarded him with questions as to whether the house will be given a chance »o vote on payment or nonpayment of the $95,550,000 due on Thursday, but Mr. Baldwin said no special resolution would be introduced. OOM PAO BOPPING days TO CHRISTMAS Washington, Dec. 12.—<.P)—Secretary Stimson Sunday night replied to the British government s third war debt note that the secretary of the treasury has no authority to accept payments on war debts except as provided in the funding agreement. The reply to Great Britain said the right is reserved to congress for final decision in respect to changes in intergovernmental obli-gations. The note said the executive has no power to amend or alter these agreements. No Declaration of Policy Therefore, the note explained, “it should be understood that acceptance by the secretary of the tress-ury of funds tendered in payment of the December 15 installment cannot constitute approval of oil agreement to any condition or dec* laration of policy inconsistent witti the terras of the agreement.” “The sum so received must bd credited to principal and interest cs provided therein,” it added The reply was drafted by Seer#-tories Stimson and Mills within ai few hours after Sir Ronald Lindsay had handed Stimson the British note saying the December IB installment would be paid in gold, (Continued on Page I)

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