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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 25, 1933, Mason City, Iowa H3 MEM T OF R a ART North Iowas Edited for the THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXIX FIVE CENT3 A COPY ASSOCIATED PHESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE JMASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 25 1933 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 278 Jim Couzens Hard Boiled Biggest Fight for Underprivileged Children By HERBERT r WASHINGTON Aug 25 Jim Couzeng of Michigan in or out of the senate is just about as caustic outspoken and hard boiled an individual as anyone ever en countered when something conies up that dis pleases him Hell fight at the drop of a hat anybody or any thing and usual ly a goodsized scrap has taken pace before he gets through But theres one particular thing ator perhaps more quickly than any other And that is for someone to Jo any thing that he thinks will harm unfortunate or underprivileged chil dren Such little chaps have been Cou zens hobby for years He has given liberally of his millions that they might have a chance to win back their health and happiness On Witness Stand Thats one of the reasons he be came so infuriated on the witness stand the other day in Detroit where he was testifying dn regard to banking practices in that city prior to the state bank holiday Back in 1929 Couzens established a 510000000 trust fund which with its income estimated to amount to 57500000 additional waa to be spent in full within 25 years to pro mote the health and happiness of the children of Michigan and else where Theres an interesting story told as to how the senator came to es tablish this fund Hows With Mellon Qouzeris got into a terrific row the juir over the taxes from stockholders of the Ford Motor company The senator previously had aroused the ire of Uncle Andy by demanding a senatorial Investiga tion of the internal revenue bureau It is said that Couzens during this fight over the tax collection made the promise that if he won out he would give the entire amount to charity He did win Had he lost he would have had to pay the government 5945530310 plus the interest The trust fund was set up in 1929 less than a year after his victory Hitting Sore Spot On the witness stand in Detroit the other day he charged that a bank there had jockeyed the chil drens fund of Michigan out of 200 000 by selling the fund participa tion certificates based on real es tate mortgages and pleading a tem porary stringency of funds when payment became due The fund man agement was asked to take certif icates of deposit instead The bank closed before all the certificates were cashed Couzens is now demanding that the prosecuting attorney investigate with a view to possible criminal pro ceedings PRIZE 4H BEEF SELLS FOR World Wheat Plan Drafted Signing Delayed Urges Federal Aid for Public Schools IOWA CITY Aug 25 schools should be assisted with fed eral funds Prof C H Judd of the University of Chicago told students at convocation exercises The cere monies brought the university sum mer session to a finish Iowa Adventlsts Meet NEVADA Aug 25 bers of the Iowa conference of Seventh Day Adventists opened their seventieth annual camp meet ing with Elder R S Fries presi dent of the conference as chairman AUNT HET By Robert Quillen a I hate these setaround teas but if you dont go they quit askin you an then your feelins are hurt COMPROMISE ON PRICE AT WHICH TO CUT TARIFFS Nations Plan to Slash Production Increase Consumption LONDON Aug 25 last minute hitch delayed the signing to day of an international wheat agreement after it was announced importing nations accepted tariff and price provisions which had stood in the way of the accord The official explanation was that delay occurred in the preparation of the French text of the agree ment the purpose of which is to as sociate importing countries with a broad program to boost prices by cutting production and stimulating consumption The wheat conference delegates to which had been scheduled to sign the agreement late this afternoon adjourned until oclock to night Settle by Compromise The chief barrier to this agree ment had been the question of how nigh the price of wheat must go be fore the importers would lower their tariffs This problem was met by a compromise The final decision was that tar iff sBhpuldbs lowered when wheat remains for four months at a price alent to cents in sttmshel Calculated at the value of the American dollar toGay compared with the gold American dollar this is equal to 80 cents a bushel this quotation will fluctuate from day to day as the value of the American dollar fluctuates in the terms of foreign exchange Nearly Dollar In terms of todays dollar rate the exporting nations had asked that importers cut tariffs after wheat had remained at 85 cents for four months Importers had argued for a level between 93 and 98 cents When the conference started its attack on the wheat problam this week the chief United States Canada Australia and accepted the principle of reduced production In order to make this principle effec tive it was necessary to make sure that while they cut down the num ber of acres sown the importing countries did not neutralize their ef forts by encouraging the domestic growing of wheat Increase Consumption In todays understanding the im porters agreed 1 Not to encourage domestic pro duction 2 To do their utmost to increase consumption 3 To lower tariffs when wheat has risen above the level established for that purpose 4 To modify quota restrictions limitinj wheat imports The importers suggested the ad dition of a new paragraph to the agreement has been under discussion This paragraph would contain a declaration of general policy The conferees expected to have it drawn up and approved in Tnrn to Vagri 2 Column 21 INSULL SOUGHT ON NEW CHARGE Formal Request Presented to Greek Government for Extradition WASHINGTON Aug 25 The justice department announced today that a formal request for the extradition1 of Samuel Insull had been presented to the Greek gov ernment based upon a new indict ment charging the former utilities czar with the violation of the bank ruptcy laws Indictment Released CHICAGO Aug 25 sup pressed indictment charging Sam uel Insull Sr and 10 others with violation of the bankruptcy law was released today by U S Dis trict Attorney Dwight H Green The state of Illinois has been un successful in attempts to gain cus tody of Insull and hig brother Mar tin now In Ontario on indictments alleging larceny and embezzlement in connection with company fi nances ON STAND IN BANK PROBE THErRKV CHARLES OE COUGHLIN Vandenberg Says Hoover Was Greatly Disturbed Tells of Meeting to Discuss Michigan Situation DETROIT Aug 25 ing his inside story of Washington events preceding the Michigan bank holiday United States Senator Arthur H Vandenberg R told the one man Detroit bank jury today that as early as Feb days before the states famous holi then President Herbert Hoover was greatly disturbed over banking affairs here He said it could easily become the start of a great banking debacle and that it must be checked at any cost said Vandenberg Contrast to Priest The witness in a calm recital of events that contrasted sharply to the fiery denunciations hurled yes terday before the jury by the Rev Father Charles E Coughlin cru sading priest detailed a conference at the white house on the night of Feb 9 Clifford B Longley president of the Union Guardian Trust company of Detroit and Col James Walsh vice president came to his office on the afternoon of Feb 9 he said to advise him they were Attempting to obtain a R F C loan to bolster the trust company The witness said the two men ap peared much disturbed over a report that an official of the Re construction Finance corporation had told Senator James Couzens senior Michigan senator that Walsh and Longley did not want Couzens and Vandenberg to know about the loan application At White House The junior Michigan senator said he was summoned to the white house that evening where he sat in on a conference attended by Presidsnt Hoover Senator Couzuns Charles Miller then presi dent of the R F C and Ogden L Mills then secretary of the treas ury He told the jury which is Inquir ing specificially Into the closing of the First National bank Detroit and the Guardian National Bank of Commerce that the president de clared the impending trouble in Michigan must be checked at any cost Longley and Walsh he said were seeking a loan of 585000000 from the R F C on assets which they reported were worth The R F C he said has responded with an offer to loan 535000000 to 545000000 with the understanding the Union Guardian Trust company was to be strengthened and pro vided a cash capital of which was provided for the creation Tttrn to page 2 column 6 REVEAL PRISON MONEY PLANT Counterfeiting Plot Reported Frustrated by U S at Leavenworth WASHINGTON Aug 25 The justice departmenttoday dis closed the discovery and frustration of a plot to manufacture counterfeit money by inmates of Leavenworth penitentiary Dr H D Powers assistant psychologist of the public health service was reported by the depart ment to have been suspended from duty at the institution pending a further investigation as some coun terfeiting material had been found in a portion of the prison under his direct supervision The department said counterfeit Ing waterproof fluids of various been found It added that other materials and instruments apparently intend ed for use in counterfeiting had been discovered in various parts of the prison No paper was found it was said that could be used for making cur rency and the department thought it probable the plot had been broken up before actual operations could begin There are B large number of very skillful counterfeiters incarcer ated in the institution at Leaven worth and constant vigilance is re quired to prevent incipient attempts to make counterfeit department said money the Dorothy Takes Out Freckle Insurance to Protect Her Job HOLLYWOOD Aug 25 Dorothy Coonan has many freckles in fact Now in her teens Dorothy earns a living by facing the cameras and exposing her good looking but freckled countenance to the public gaze on movie screens Her conract provides that shes out of a job if she loses the freckles So yesterday she applied for 000 worth of freckle insurance tics Ioor Example CINCINNATI Aug 25 A newspaper advertisement Have complete course How to WORK WEEK OF 56 HOURS ASKED BY DRUG STORES NRA Reports Ready for Its Drive of Next Week WASHINGTON Aug 25 A 56 hour work week the longest that has been sought in any im portant code so far presented to the recovery administration was advocated by retail druggists today formal hearings The code designed to cover 60 000 druggists with about 150000 employes called for a 90 hour store week at wages of from 14 to for regular employes in large towns Regular employes would earn a week in towns over 500000 51450 in towns between 250000 and 500000 14 a week in towns between 2500 and 250000 and a 20 per cent increase in towns under 2500 this wage not necessarily to exceed more than Iharimiclsts Excluded Registered pharmacists execu tives earning more than a week outside salesmen and employes in towns under 2500 would be ex cluded from the minimum hour pro vision and pharmacists from the wage provision Primary among the unfair trade practices i wasa prphlbltion pet cent plus bans forbade tradingallowances to con sumers substitution of articles us ing imitative trade names or de signs miabranding and deformation of competitors Rejidy for Drive The NRA today reported ready all over the country for next weeks push in the blue eagle reemploy ment campaign meanwhile moving deliberately ahead to procure a coal industry accord and fashioning new terms of fair practice for the retail trade Hugh Johnson recovery boss con centrated upon the coal conferences at which factions to bitterly op posed in the past even to deal with one another had been brought into cooperative consultation by neces sity and the persuasions of Presi dent Roosevelt Conclusion of an au tomobile code though looked for soon was being left in the back ground Goes to Every County The division set up to run the blue eagle drive announced that or ganization for the doortodoor push to get businessmen 100 per cent under the blue eagle and to sign up consumers by the millions as pledged supporters had been spread to every county in the United States It estimated that 1500000 men and women will take part next week After three days and an extended night session the code of fair prac tice for all retail trade except drug and food stores remained in tenta tive shape It had been revised by a trade committee to provide slight ly greater hour and wage flexibility in favor particularly of smaller shops and communities but despite some objections still banned sale of goods below fixed cost and prohib ited cut rate advertising Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Aug usual Al Smith made the best speech made on the NRA The most sensible and clear rea soning in support of it I hope in all this readjustment that some real important place could be found where we could utilize that fellows good common sense And talking about what people said This McCorrclck of Chi cago who has just returned from Germany editor of the great Chi cago Tribune No I dont write for says very astonishingly but no doubt truthfully Along with the youth of Germany in this war spirit is the women When bigger wars are made women will make em As al ways Yours WILL ROGERS 1033 JlcXmisht Syndicate GrahlNamed New Head of Iowa Prison DES MO1NES Aug 25 Mi Charles Grahl today was appointed warden of the Fort Madison peni tentiary and Sheriff W F Frazer of Anamosa named to a similar post at Anamosa reformatory by the state board of control The appointments were announc ed by O H Michael chairman of the board following a meeting this morning The naming of Grahl now serv ing as adjutant general followed a split among members of the board at yesterdays meeting over consid eration of Col Glennn C Hayncs of Den Moines for the job Michael stated that Colonel Deckers Given Authority for Pig Purchasing Six Main Markets Glutted Closed to Shipments Until Aug 29 Jay Decker president Jacob E Decker and Sons company Mason City packing plant received a tele gram from the secretary of agrlcul morning Authcoclziijgthe pecker r establishment to purchase pigs arid sowsunder the provisions of the government emergency meas ure About 150 pigs weighing 25 to 100 pounds had been received up to Friday noon Officials of the Decker plant had said they did not expect heavy shipments lo begin arriving until Saturday when announcement of local jAirchasing became gener ally known At Ottumwa the other Iowa pur chasing point besides Sioux City which was in the original six 500 pigs had been received at noon Mr Decker iins had numerous calls as to when the Mason City ilant would be added to the pack ing establishments processing hogs mder the government emergency measure MARKETS GLUTTED 18 YEAR OLD BOY GOES TO CHAIR Dies With Young Uncle for Murder of Latters 15 Year Old Bride MALESTER Okla Aug 25 18 year old farm boy the youngest of the 41 criminals who have died in Oklahomas electric chair was executed today with his uncle for themurder of the latters 15 year old bride The hoy George Oliver preceded his kinsman Claude Oliver 28 in death The two paid the extreme penal ty for killing Delia Claudes bride of three months in an effort to collect the 55000 insurance policy they had obtained on her life Become a Success room rent State Sues to Get Gas Tax Refunds DES MOINES Aug 25 to recover 51088912 from the Lar son Construction company In gaso line tax refunds from 1928 to 3932 will swap for was filed by State Treasurer Leo J Wegman WASHINGTON Aug 25 A temporary glut of pigs shipped to market tinder the federal emer gency hog campaign today caused the farm administration to an nounce the government would not pay premiums on pigs shipped to South St Paul Sioux City St Jo seph Omaha Kansas City or Chi cago after today until Tuesday Aug 29 The administration said the ex traordinarily heavy receipts of pigs which have fur exceeded capacity of authorized processors nt the markets named had caused the de cision After Tuesday the announcement said pigs will be purchased at premium prices at the six markets named only in stated numbers nncl from shippers who have previously obtained permission to ship Permission to Ship Permission to ship to any au thorized market the announcement said must be obtained after to day from various commission agencies at authorized processing points or from authorized proces sors or from these parties through county extension agents and other properly nullified persons Tho ex act machinery for handling these shipping permits will bo announced shortly Farm officials said arrangements were being worked out to handle those pigs already shipped but that pigs shipped after the announce ment probably would be held at the owners expense until some plan could be formulated to take care of the surplus Iny Premium Prices The authorized processors are packers who have contracted with the government to pay premium prices for the pigs in the campaign to reduce some of the hog surplus Officials said 50000 hogs on which the premium wns to he paid were shipped to St Paul alone to day To speed the emergency program federal authorities at Washington doubled yesterday the number of markets for the pigs by adding Mitchell and Slonx Falls S Dak Milwaukee Ottumwa and Mason City Iowa and Topeka Kans to the six at which the program opened Wednesday Haynes did not apply for the posi tion Hayncs Not Interested When he was approached this morning Michael added he said ic was not interested Grahl succeeds Warden Tom P Hollowell who resigned after 13 ears of service at the penal insti ution Hollowell has been in ill icaltli for more than a year and has been confined to his home a argc part of the time His term was to have xepired May 1 193S Frazer succeeds the late C H Ireland who died last June 27 after short time in office The disagreement over Haynes a republican developed through the opposition of Harry White the only democrat on the board E H Fel ton is the third member Opens Another Post The appointment of Grahl opens up democratic pa tronage in the appointment of hi successor asadjutant general Fra zer Is a democrat Frazer Is now serving his second term as sheriff of Jones county Ho was born in Jones county April U 1887 He served four and a half years in the second United States cavalry including service during the Boxer rebellion in 1901 His qualifications for the post of vaidcn include 14 years as a cap tain at the reformatory He re signed in 1928 to operate the W H company a genera garage nisincss LUKE B MILLER PAYS 42 CENTS A POUND ON BID Decker and Many Other Mason City Concerns Among Bidders TABLE ON PAGE 11 The AberdeenAngus baby beei of Eugene Grclman of Hancock county North Iowa fair grand champion brought 42 cents a pound at the public auction held on the fairgrounds Friday morning The sale in which 200 baby beeves were sold was the the most successful yet held with sufficient bidders from among Iowa and Min nesota packing companies a con siderable number of Mason City businessmen and scattered bidders from surrounding towns Luke B Miller purchased the prize calf which will bring its own er in the neighborhood of as the calf weighed close to 1000 pounds Last years prize calf brought 20 cents a pound and the year before 27 cents a pound McAuley Was Bidding As the black grand champion calf was brought into the ring the first to he auctioned off bidding started rather slowly and stumbled for a considerable time between 11 to 13 cents After tlie price reached 15 cents the rise gathered momentum and It became evident that W L McAuley buyer for the Jacob E Decker and Sons com pany packing plant was bidding against the grocery store proprie y v As the price reached and paised the 20 centifnijrksthecrcwd gath ered about plauded As the biddingwent through Hie 30 cent mark they again applauded and by the time 40 cents was reached nobody be ieved his ears McAuley suddenly stopped bidding and the prize ani mal was declared sold to Luke B RADIO TROUPERS PERFORM AT FAIR WLS Entertainers to Be on Program Until Close Saturday Night FAIR PROGRAM FRIDAY NIGHT p municipal band Same as the afternoon with change in numbers from both WLS stars and Honglands circus review SATURDAY p concert mu nicipal band Hoaglands circus review and WLS all star radio artists again in person p concert mu nicipal hand Same as the afternoon but with new numbers A complete and entertaining program for the last night A fitting farewell pro gram for 1933 A program long to ho remembered All races at night will be un der a lighted track Chariot racers will carry their own flares and fireworks Something new for North Iowa fair patrons Miller U S A Sold ut 22 Cents The champion Hereford calf owned by Frank Stork of Ventura vent to Deckers for 22 cents a pound while F J Hanlon purchased the champion Shorthorn shown by James Stork for 20 cents a pound The reserve champion calf owned by Richard Brauwer of Han cock county did not fare so well comparatively speaking being pur chased by Col Hanfoid MacNider for the Indianhead Farms for 85 cents a pound The Junior Chamber of Commerce through Hnrlan Girton purchased one of the Shorthorns exhibited by James Stork far dawn the list of the 7 sold in this class The calf was bid up to 20 cents a pound Contributed This calf was paid for on con tributions from Lyons laundry Wagner Coal company Chapln ONlel Coal company Stoyles Press Verne Howard service Northwestern Distributingcompany Abel and Sons Inc E B Higlcy Gildner Brothers Tracy barbel shop S and R Chevrolet and First National bank The beef Is to be killed in the new beef plant of the Decker company and will be used for a barbecue to be staged by the Junior Chamber of Commerce some time next month at which the 4H club members will be invited Dr Don FitzGerald president of the junior chamber announced Bought by Banlc Another calf on which there was spirited bidding was one purchased by the Northwest Savings bank for The Prairie Farmer station WLS all star radio entertainers ever pop ular with the farm folk drew large crowds from the rural sections of North Iowa Friday for their initial performance before the North Iowa fair grandstand Friday afternoon The WLS entertainers will re main on the repertoire of the fair until the close Saturday night con tinuing through Friday night and Saturday afternoon Includingsuch starts as the Texas Rangers Na tional Barn Dance orchestra the Arkansas woodchopper Girls of the Goldon West the Hoosier Sod Bust ers and many other features the Prairie Farm group gave all indi cations of keeping up the astound ing grandstand attendance that has been In evidence all week The Candy Hammer rodeo gave Turn to rnjco 2 Column II Injured in Colllxlon IOWA CITY Aug 25 Edith McMullen of Mowcaqua 111 sufferecl painful injuries in an auto truck collision here Friday noon Turn o 11 column H Lindberghs Stay in Shetlands for Day LERWICK Shetland Island Aug 25 A Lindbergh de cided today to remain In the Shet lands until tomorrow With his wife he arrived yesterday from the Faroe Islands completing another leg of their nir mapping flight across the North Atlantic Wea IOWA WEATHER Fair to partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday not much change In temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 87 Minimum In Nlfflit Si At 8 A M 65 1 ;