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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 20, 1933, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXIX ViVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THATMAKESALL XOKIHIOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWATHURSDAY HOME EDITION TLi JWJ1 iU THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 169 MARKETS BOOM TICKERS FALL BEHIND STOP CLOCKS AS IOWA ASSEMBLY FINISHES TASKS Senate Approves Report on Salary Reduction Measure REVIEW ON PAGE U DES MOINES April 20 Running true to the form of its predecessors clocks were stopped in the Iowa legislative halls today Final adjournment was set for 12 o clock noon but finding that they were unable to conclude their busi ness by that hour the clocks were stopped at a m Virtually the only remaining business was a concurrence of bills An informal adjournment was to be taken this afternoon under present plans Final adjournment cannot be bad until all of the bills are en rolled and signed which probably will be sometime t rrow Adopt Salary Cuts Adoption of the conference com mittee report on the salary reduc tion bill completed another step to ward the final getaway The re port was adopted by the house this afternoon 84 to 11 after passing the senate this morning The house passed an amsndatory act to the beer bill The measure requires that restaurants and cafes selling beer continue to be equipped with sufficient tables and seats to Outstanding Legislation of Assembly ats to at one accommodate 25 persons time It further provides that food must be served by retailers where neer is consumed on the premises ana makes it obligatory for class B retailerspto sell beer to be con sumed off the premises in12 pint lots Pass Mlllagc Bill The house passed the millage bill for the 193335 biennium It was ap proved by the senate yesterday It makes a levy of 21 mills equal to S4 mills on the present basis of as sessment on taxable value The house got into a wrangle be fore the senate joint resolution pro viding for the appointment of a tax revision committee of nine members to make a study of tax revision subjects and report at the August session The measure squeezed through by the bare constitutional majority of 55 Representative Johnson of Linn offered an amendment striking the appropriation from the reso lution It was defeated He said he thought this study should be made by the Brookings institution people who are working on the govern mental reorganization plan Amendments Dropped Amendments by Representative Grau of Btiena Vista cutting the amount to and of Fabritz of Wapello reducing it to 1200 were withdrawn Representative Goode of Davis raised the questionas to whether the resolution did not require a two thirds instead of a majority vote The speaker ruled against him The senate passed a bill permit ting a reduction in the size of the ballot to be used in the election of delegates to the constitutional con vention on repeal of the eighteenth amendment Introduced and passed under suspension of rules ic pro vides that the secretary of state shall designate the size type to be on the ballots and also pro vides the delegates shall be listed alphabetically by counties Passed by Senate Other measures passed by the upper house in cleaning up its work were the house bills requiring port Tnrn to Fnire A Crclnmn 3 DES MOINES April 20 Among the outstanding legislation enacted by the fortyfifth Iowa gen eral assembly was the following The BeattyBennett bill and oth er tax reduction measures esti mated to effect a saving of upwards of Permitting the manufacture and saleof 32 per cent beer Giving realty owners until March 1 1935 to answer mortgage fore closure proceedings on realty and deeds of trust Setting up the machinery for a constitutional convention to pass on ratification of repeal of the eighteenth amendment Aid Property Owners Allowing property owners until March 1 1935 to redeem realty in mortgage foreclosure sales where the decree has been entered but the redemption period has not expired Postponing delinquent tax sales until Dec 3 1933 Permitting the department of banks to take over banks without placing them in receivership Providing for uniform reorgani zation of banks under the deposi tors protective act Giving the insurance commission er the right to regulate loans and cash surrenders on life insurance policies Reduce Salaries Reducingsalaries of state coun ty city and township officials Repealing the five day marriage law Reducing teachers minimum wage to Cutting more than 3000000 for the annual state appropriation Giving the state executive council the right to make a one mill prop erty tax levy for permit borrowing of funds from the R F C to re lease frozen public funds in closed banks Passage of the first oC the gov ernmental reorganization bills giv ing the governor control of the states finances AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I knew Sanely would come home sober when I seen him drive off He didnt have nobody along to buy the liquor FACTOR CASE IN WAITING STAGE Jake the Barber Retires to Hotel Roof Suite to Await News CHICAGO April 20 pol cy of watchful waiting was as sumed by the principals in the Fac tor kidnaping case today as the ab ductors of 19 year old Jerome Fac tor failed to return him to his par ents He has been missing more than a week John Jake the Barber Factor international speculator harassed by the worry brought on by his sons abduction retired to the se clusion of his hotel roof suite and waited for developments Meanwhile widely divergent re ports were circulated One morning newspaper said Factor indicated he feared the boy had been slain An other however said it had learned from an authentic source that the boy probably would be released by hia captors sometime today It added that it had learned Factor had been negotiating with represen tatives of the abductors and that only a difference of opinion on the amount of ransom had prevented the youths release Mrs Leonard Marcus mother of the boy filed a kidnaping com plaint against Archie Brown The police indicated they had learned the general direction of the kidnapers hideout and were bending every effort to find it UPWARD TREND OF FARM PRICES CHEERS IOWANS Carl Says Land Owners Will Have Chance to Pay Debts DES MOINES April 20 UP lowans today were cheered by the quickened pace of farm and general commodity prices as President Roosevelts gold embargo at last steered the nation off the heavy rutted trail of the gold standard His action was hailed as the first step in a campaign to fight the de pression blow by blow by establish ing a controlled price level and con trolled credit Commenting on the presidents move Leslie M1 Carl United States agricultural statistician for Iowa compared the present era to that of about 1900 in regard to opportuni ties for investors in farm land and for farmers who have purchase land and contracted debts on it dur ing the recent years Can Pay for Fnrms Such farmers now will find tha they can by judicious managemen actually pay for their farms fo commodity prices will be expecte to continue on a gradual upwar grade so long as the governmcn pursues the policy it evidently establishing Carl said In comparing this situation wit that of 1900 Carl said that farmer in debt at that timewerefavore by two factors a gradually Increas ing price level and a natural in crease in the value and market pric of the land itself Depends on Prices Prof H W Bohlman head of th economics department at Drak university painted out relative t the increasing price levels on com modities that the success of Presi dent Roosevelts economic strategy from the agricultural viewpoin would be successful only if farrr prices were raised in proportion to the general commodity level If the increased price levels simp ly advanced in proportion to the amount of inflation following such a wave the farmer would still re main in the same position regarding prices for his product as he is now he explained Include Furni Bill To be entirely successful from the armers angle Bohlman was of the opinion that the government should include with its inflation ac tion a farm bill which would change the unfavorable position of agricultural prices to a point equa with industrial and generalcommo dity values The action of President Roosevelt n placing the American dollar on Jar with those of foreign nations was expected to be received with fa vor by the majority of Iowa farm eaders In a recent interview with the United Press Dean C F Curtiss oxva State college said Inflation y creating more money to go in he banks without restoring confi ience will be ineffective A balanc d budget and currency revaluation that will restore foreign markets or agricultural and industrial pro ducts is the only inflation that will restore business confidence Comment on Inflation In the current April 15 issue of Vallaces Farmer Edited by Henry A Wallace secretary of agriciil ure the following comment on in 49 Local Establishments Start Sales of 32 Breiv Under New City Ordinance Council Asked to on 60 Applications Lutherans of Iowa Continue Conference RED OAK April 20 wThe genera conference of the Iowa Lutheran Augustana Synod was to continue today following opening sessions last night The Womens Missionary Society of Iowa and the State Lutheran Brotherhood sessions were to begin today lowan Missing for Three Weeks Sought RED OAK April 20 gation was being pursued in the case of Andrew Crombie resident of Villisca who was reported miss ing for the last three weeks He disappeared after leavinghome to InnV xirnrlr Turn In s Column Will Rogers AMARILLO Tex April Just flew in here headed west We had to come in mighty high to dodge all the farms and ranches that were flowing around down on the lower strata It aint anything to be hit in the eye with a cow that is blowing with the dust from one ranch to another But with all her dust and all her drought she is a pretty country This fellow Clar ence Young the head of commer cial aviation has done more for it than anybody since the Wright brothers I dont know anything about his going to be removed for democratic purposes but it will take 12 democrats to take his place Yours WTLL ICnpyrlKtil 1013 AfcVaugHt Syndicate for Permits The new 32 per cent beer went on sale in 4B establishments in Mason City Thursday afternoon un der the provisions of an ordinance passed by the city council Wednes day evening At noon thirsty patrons in down town restaurants were assured beer vas on ice but not yet available for sale All day trucks were busily distributing beer to places granted licenses and a local wholesale house reported business rushingA second wholesale house still without beer expects its first carload from Mil waukee Friday morning In an executive session following he adoption of the ordinance the council went over more than 60 ap plications for permits and decided o hold a number of them over for further consideration and invesli The new ordinance drawn up as the first official duty of the new city solicitor Lester Dibble was rushed through to enactment with out delay at the early part of the meeting After one reading by the solicitor the measure was enacted as ordinance No 270 all five coun cilmen voting to suspend the rules in order to make the ordinance ef fective upon publication in the Thursday noon edition of the GlobeGazette Dibble Commended SolicitoYDibble was commended by the councllmeh forthe exhaus tive treatment of the situation in the ordinance in apparently provid ing for al contingencies that migh arise The new ordinance follows i general the provisions of the stat law providing for the issuance o class B and class C permits Inasmuch as this is a temper ance move and since the ordinance provides for every possible situa tion that might arise in connection with its enforcement and regula tion even though I am a nondrink er I move for its adoption as read said H M Knudson J J Burns seconded the motion and after its passage made the two subsequent motions for suspension of the rules and enacting the meas ure as an ordinance without the customary second and third read ngs The motions seconded by David Olson passed without a dis senting vote Explains Restriction In the discussion of the provisions of the ordinance previous to its adoption councilmen raised the question as to whether it would be possible to place still further re strictions on places where the beer might be sold The ordinance pro vides that beer cannot be sold on ots adjacent to churches and edu cational institutions Mr Dibble ex laincd that inasmuch as die new jeer must under the constitution be construed as being nonintoxicating courts would not likely uphold fur ther restrictions as to places where t may be sold While the executive session was called apparently only for consider ation of the beer permits action vas taken on raising the levels of he salaries of the four department heads water superintendent city engineer and police and fire chiefs rom announced at the last meeting to J200 a month The sal iry of E H Crofoot water supcr ntcndent waa to remain at J266 lowever as long as he was tem porary manager Receives Petition Action by the council on salary uestions at the executive session ame somewhat as a surprise as Hayor Laird announced upon the idjournment of the open meeting hat only beer permits would be onsidered Except for receiving and placing n file a petition presented by W I Griebling secretary of the Ma on City Trades and Labor asscm ly protesting against the pro osed drastic cuts in the lower sal ry brackets of city employes con ideration of the beer situation waa he only matter before the meet ng Mr Griebling staled there were everal hundred signers on the peti on which maintained reduction of alaries of or less would be unfair and work a hardship on mployes who had not received a roportionate increase in their in ome in boom times Appllcnnts Present Without comment the council led the petition for consideration t a future meeting and immediate went into executive session The oom which was crowded with CTnrn t Pane n Column l NEW POLICE CHIEF E T Fatten former city commissioner was appointed chiel of police by Acting City Manager ID H Crofoot Thurs day afternoon Other appoint ments were Dr C M Fron cherc health director Dr G W Cady sanitary inspector nnd H i Brown building Inspector Tho appointments will become effective at once Capacity Houses on First Day of Big Style Show Climax Will Be Reached in Choice of Mason City Fashion Queen Capacity huiiNes greeted the first clay performance of Varieties and viannequins presented at the Cecil heater and scheduled for three per formanccs at and B o clock Thursday and Friday The entertainement which is sponsored by the Mason City merchants cooper itmg with the GlobeGazette and the Ronald B Woodyard association will have its climax in the election of Miss Fashion Queen of Mason ity who will be chosen from the 28 young women in the show The Fashion Queen will be se eded by 10 judges representing various outstanding organizations n Mason City The winner will be innounccd at the final performance Friday evening Beautiful costumes crlinrming irls and attractive settings com bined to make the style show an outstanding event In addition to he modeling dance acts and vocal numbers added to the performance To Be Judged Judges in the contest will have a lifficult timedeciding on their fa vorite in the style show Gowned in costumes from the Merkel com mny all seemed to have equal chances of winning the title Fur ackets were furnished by Marshall and Swift and jewelry from the W H PotU store The show opened with a pajama inemble in which Miss Margaret Janiels Miss Nancy Bowcn Miss lean Barclay Miss Kathryn Stoltz vris Elizabeth Fricsner and Miss Betty Edwards participated The lark charms of Miss Fricsner Miss itoltz and Miss Daniels were set off ty their costuming while the blond icss of Miss Bowen Miss Edwards and Miss Barclay provided an in cresting contrast During the paja ma number Fxlwin Helbling attired n pnjamas and dressing gown from jildner Brothers sang Sports costumes followed the pa amas and in this group were Miss Charlotte Ames wearing a green rock and hat and a grey fur jacket Hiss Natalie Wilson followed in a vhitc ensemble with a white fur acket and Miss Lois Meyer wore a vhlte dress and hat a black fur acket and black and white shoes lisa Harriet Currle wore a grey ports suit and Miss Babe Kropman tan and green boucle suit Miss Barbara Walkers costume was a erise knit frock Paul Ocllaug caring a Glldner suit sang Afternoon Gowns Afternoon gowns were modeled y Miss Betty Senneff in grey print ITnra lo Tnff If Column 11 SENATE DRIVING FOR FINAL VOTE ON FARM RELIEF Studies Provisions for Refinancing Debts of Agriculture WASHINGTON April 20 Pi Laying aside the price lifting sec tions of the broad administration farm program the senate today took up provisions for refinancing agricultural debts as it drove stead ily toward a vote on the vital plan Chairman Wagner D N Y of the banking subcommittee that aealt with the proposal to float a 52000000000 land bank bond issue to refinance farm mortgages at lower rates began a lengthy explan ation of the section Amendments Vending Pending for decision however were amendments to eliminate sugar cane and sugar beets from the list of basic commodities in the price raising sections of the bill which seek to lift farm incomes to the 190g1914 level through a pro cessing tax and other machinery Before leaving this part of the BUI today the senate approved an appropriation of 100000 000 to start administration authorized use of some of the tax receipts to ex pand markets and stipulated the marketing agreements proposed should not be held in violation antitrust laws Clash Theprovision specifically exemp ting from antitrust law operation the marketingagreements provide for in the farm bill was approve after sharp debate between Norri R sponsor and Whcelei D The fund was authorized in adopting an amendment offered bv Chairman Smith D S Car on behalf of the agricllture depart ment Tlie government would be rc mbursed from the receipts of the proposed processing tax Authority for expenditure of some the money to expand markets to farm surpluses was included n the amendment CHINESE CHIEFS VISIT IN BERLIN Wa ChanShan and 2 Other Generals Arrive From Siberian Town BERLIN April 20 Gener 1 Ma ChanShan reputedly the Chinese national hero whom Japnn se military leaders claimed was tiled in battle last luly in Man huria arrived today from Tomsk iberia With him were two other Chinese Su PingWen and Li ap arently Li ChingLing former gov rnor of Chihli province and a Man hlirian commander several years go and about 60 other Chinese of icers and soldiers women and liildrcn General Sn was leader of the hinese uprising against the Man hukuo government last fall in orthwest Manchuria He fled cross the Siberian border with emnants of his army in early De ember and the soviet government of used Japanese requests for his xtradition The generals refused to talk ex pt to indicate an intention to re inin in Berlin for some days They were expected to go to Par next None of the men wore military niforms all dressing in European yle clothes with heavy overcoats he women and children were most in Chinese garb mdberghs Arrive in Washington on Their Transcontinental Hop WASHINGTON April 20 Colonel and Mrs Charles A Lind bergh now on a transcontinental inspection flight landed today on a rain drenched field here after fly ing from Baltimore The two left the flying field in a taxicab for the city without disclos ing their plans The sky was overcast and rain was falling intermittently Amendment to Be Added to Farm Act Would Give President Right to Issue New Currency BULLETIN WASHINGTON April 20 draft of the proposed con trolled inflation amendment to the farm bill was completed by democratic leaders late today with a provision for authoriz ing new currency up to S3 000000000 WASHINGTON April 20 intent upon getting quick authority direct a controlled inflation President Roosevelt and his eco nomic counsellors collaborated with congressional advocates of currency expansion today in the drafting of egislation slated to be acted on without delay Congressional leaders struggled to overcome constitutional stumbling Blocks in the proposed legislation o empower the president to direct a controlled inflation The prediction came from capito lill that the drastic measure would PC in readiness and introduced late in the day as an amendment to the farm bill in the senate Unlimited Currency The bill would give to Mr Roose velt authority to issue unlimited new currency as legal tender under the old greenback law It has been asserted repeatedly however that Mr Roosevelt Is set against any press secured The new legislation also would enable the president to reduce the gold content of the dollar by inter national agreement or otherwise To overcome constitutional objec tions to the latter proposal it was tentatively agreed to limit this au thority to a reduction of tne gold content of the dollar by 50 per cent same principle as is involved n his control over tariff rates SfocJiK Swing Skyward Reacting to the skyward swing of stocks and commodity prices con jressional leaders appeared to be ftanding behind Mr Roosevelts iampaign But quick action was de ired by those in authority to get he situation fully in his hands as oon as possible Enthused over results of the lovcment congressional inflation sts argued in interviews that the et result would be to make unne essary the Roosevelt proposals for cfmancing of farm and home mort ages Easier money conditions would lake this unnecessary they con ended Bankers In Meeting At the treasury meanwhile In ensive study of how 1000 closed anks of the nation can be aided n reopening was carried on by Sec etary Woodin and governors of the DOLLAR SUPS IN VALUE IN ALL OF WORLDMARKETS Profit Taking Reduces Gram Stock Gains Before Close NEW YORK April 20 Vt Deluged with buying orders com modity and stock markets swirled upward with sensational activity odoy as the nation sought to ad ust itself to the prospect of con rolled inflation after three pun ching years of decline Billions were added to the quoted of stocks and staples Wall streets excitement amid the onfusion that attended an uproar ous rise of SI to 59 in shares WOK natehed on the Chicago board of racle where wheat was bid up over 0 cents a bushel above Tuesdays irices J Cotton at New York soared S250 a bale silver futures 2 to 3 cents an Rubber coffee sugar cop ier lead hides and other basic raw materials of trade and commerce oined the procession Trading on the New York stock exchange was the wildest since the almy days of 1929 and the high speed tickers geared to handle 6 100000 share days dropped nearly mlc an hour behind actual business on the floor The rush to buy at opening time was so great that orders were lumped into huge blocks There was one 40000 share trancastlon in In ternational Nickel another of 35 000 shares in International Tele phone All the markets however suf fered profit taking and before the close had dropped considerably be low theifhlgh points for flay DOLLAR VALUE 2 federal reserve banks Called to Washington lo go over e financial and economic situation the nation the governors re ported business throughout the country improved in nearly all lines recently They also discussed the governments gold embargo and its effect upon business IOWA FALLS BOY FATALLY HURT Remhoff 7 Hit by Truck Driver Exonerated of Any Blame IOWA FALLS April 20Harry U Remhoff 7 son of Charles Rem hoff was killed Wednesday evening at 8 oclock when struck by a truck driven by Milo Mulford of Iowa Falls Mulford was driving west on Kocksylvania avenue when the boy ran out of the driveway of the Witwer company warehouse di rectly in front of the truck Altil rord swung sharply to the left hoping to miss the boy Mulford picked up tho body and carried it to the Remhoff home and summoned a doctor He then re ported the accident to the police The coroner was summoned and after examination of the evidence exonerated Mulford from any blame Gllkcy Featured Speaker CEDAR RAPIDS April Dr Herbert Gilkey of lown State college will he the featured speaker of the Iowa Academy of Science convention here Friday ami Satur day By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The first official departure of the United States from the gold stand ard m more than 50 years was felt Thursday throughout the world LONDON Britains reaction was puzzlement and extreme anx iety The dollar value dropped heav one time it was S3go to thp pound The British srovornment re jected the theory that the United Mates took the step to provide itself with a bludgeon for the MacDonakl Rooscvelt negotiations jumped upward and the dollar closed on the bourse at 2246 francs the lowest in than seven years high financial au thority said that in tbn long run present fluctuations could not touch the dollar value for the United btates is the worlds creditor The dollar dropped groups of Amcri an tourists called at banks and travel agencies seeking advice Thp dollar dropped VIENNA American travelers KOt 10 per cent less for their lhan they did a few days ago NEW Y0RKThc dollar contin ied its precipitate fall in the of foreign currency The British pound registered an advance of in cents overnight 2 Men Arrested for Theft From Box Car COUNCIL BLUFFS April 20 Floyd Felton Omaha nnd Charles Love Council Bluffs were to he turned over to Mills county author tics today in connection with theft rom a box car They were nrrestw by Council Bluffs police yesterday Reject 2 Conl WASHINGTON April 20 P The house rejected a proposal to restore the 2 cent first class mnil rate throughout tho country today by a vote of 163 to 88 IOWA WEATHER Mostly clnudy Possibly rain in lie west and south portlonB Thursday night anil Friday anrt in the northeast portion Friday Colder In Hie north portion Fri day nnd In the Bxtrcmr north west portion lata night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fnr 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday Minimum In Nljjhl 4S At 8 A M JO ;