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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1934, Mason City, Iowa Chi Dive Spi NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION CH M H in No to COB tered j day ai Zimmj Zimmj inhupj is gi hold in Nc to p bank both tain ment VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 81934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 50 Nye Favors Monopoly Government Policy on Munitions May Be Changed By HERBERT PLTJMMER A S H IN G T Q N ec 8 With the second act of the muni tions investiga tion show now in progress on the senate side of capitol hill some idea as to prob able policy of the government toward this in dustry should be forthcoming be fore the hearings are concluded on Dec 21 What is it to be Should there be created a govern ment monopoly Should Uncle Sam attempt to halt or regulate interna tional traffic in armsOr should the government curb profits of Am erican arms and munitions manu facturers Senator Nye of North Dakota chairman of the senates special committee conducting the inquiry feels that the government should not merely exercise rigid control but Should own and operate muni tions plants To Seek Legislation Nyes convictions are so strong that he has served notice that if special committee refuses to recommend legislation to this end 8anj he will do so personally the Another view of the question cer hjiMcGtaiji to receive serious considera tion s tnat expressed by the E I Idu Pont de Nemours company one I thenations largest manufactur hjfaileers o jnunitions JIow The du Pont company objects Kjfslon strongly to a government monopoly if It suggests legislation permitting L the export of arms from this coun C try only after the vise of orders by ilia federal government commission rax as the congress may determine In rar ternatipnal traffic in arms declares dtiiPonts done away Ch tica I Sip hud Eliminating Evils through Hugh R Wilson minister to Switzerland the state JltJa department already has presented IIIres to the bureau of the disarmament j conference at Geneva a draft treaty providing for international licensing and supervision of the manufacture E6 and trade in arms sj The administrations belief as ex rj pressed in this treaty proposal is that such a move should shed ij light into murky corners and go 5 far in eliminating many of the jj evils of the arms traffic i Senator Nyes committee will be 4 busy from now until Dec 21 with 1 public hearings Only after they are concluded will the tors Nye Vandenberg of Michigan Barbour of New Jersey republi cans and Senators George of Georgia Clark of Missouri Bone of Washington and Pope of Idaho opportunity to prepare its report to congress Decorations at Garner Put Up Plan Santa Visit GARNER Dec street has been decorated for the holiday season Strings of colored lights were illuminated Friday night Fred C Missal chairman of the program committee announced Santa Claus will be on the streets Saturday af ternoon Dec 22 with treats for all children in the territory Cash prizej are being offered for the best dec orated home FRANCE WILL BACK YUGOSLAVIA Herring Denies Plan to Oust All Republicans 7feWeather SAYS STANDARD TO CONTINUE TO BE EFFICIENCY Report One Resignation on File and Another One Pending By GEORGE MILLS Iowa Daily Press Bureau DES MOINES Dec Clyde L Herring emphatically de nied today that his administration is preparing to sweep all republi cans from state offices in order to provide jobs for the faithful of the democratic party The governors statement answer ed reports that one resignation al ready on file and another pending are but the first steps in whole sale ouster proceedings for G O P job holders on capitol hill and in the various state institutions Efficiency and cooperation will continue to be the standards by which we will rate our employes the governor said We are after no one who is capable in his job and who has been nonpartisan in his at titude But two years is long enough to keep those who are working against us Turned Out of Power Many republicans holdovers from the administration turned out of power in the 1932 election have con tlQtigdIn office deapite the shift Jn havereceived the official sanction of the administration but the re ported activities of others in behalf of the candidacy of Dan Turner de feated G 0 P gubernatorial aspir ant are said to be under investiga tion at the present time Frank R Scholes of Council Bluffs secretary of the board of control has filed his resignation ef fective next March 15 He has denied that he was an active participant in the last campaign The resigna tion of John W Strohm of Clinton state fire marshal Is understood to have been requested Mr Strohm is still out of the city and could not be reached for comment Slated for Removal Reports also named the head of at least one state board of control institution as being slated for a re moval hearing before his term ex pires on grounds of partisan activ ity State law makes it illegal for any state official to use his influence to induce other officials or employes of the state to adopt his political views or to favor any particular candidate for office One of the big problems of the administration has been to cope with the army of office seekers who continue to invade the statehouse in quest of jobs While their num bers do not approach those of two years ago when the democrats found themselves in power they still are plentiful enough to take up much of the state officials time For ex ample 6000 applications are on file in the office of the state board of assessment and review From these the board has only 60jobs to fill FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Satur day night and Sunday slightly warmer Sunday afternoon MINNESOTA Somewhat un settled Saturday night and Sun day not so cold in east portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 14 Above Minimum in Night 3 Below At 8 A M Saturday 1 Below Snowfall 50 Precipitation 05 There was a 3 degree difference again Friday night between the temperature in Mason City and at the beet sugar plant north of the city where a minimum of 6 degrees below zero was registered At Charles City it was 4 below WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO Dec 8 outlook for the period December 10 to 15 For the region of the Great Lakes Rather frequent snows tem peratures mostly near normal For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central Great Plains Not much precipitation indicated temperatures mostly near or some what above normal NOBEL PRIZE TO GO TO HENDERSON Arms Conference President Will Receive Award for Peace Efforts OSLO Norway Dec 8 Arthur Henderson president of the league of nations disarmament con ference is to be awarded the Nobel peace prize Monday it was learned here today Henderson it was understood would be the official guest of the British legation during his visit here It was expected that the Nobel peace prize for 1933 which was not awarded last year probably would be conferred at the same time Hen derson was honored The recipient however was still undetermined To Move Yeast Factories FINDLAY Ohio Dec 8 Frank Burk of Findlay secretary treasurer of the National Yeast com pany Inc of Cedar Rapids an nounced the company will move its factories here and resume operation late this month Troop Movements Increase Tensity in Balkans HUNQAE Tense relations between Hungary and Yugoslavia were heightened whenJPugoslavia typical group of i with Yug mania Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia The league of nations council was warned by Czechoslovakias for eign minister that war would result if anyone struck a blow at the unity of the Little Entente Asso eign elated Press Nature Relents Iowa to Have Temperature Rise Mason City Records Below Half Inch of Snow Falls Nature relented Saturday after treating Iowa to the coldest recep tion of the season Thursday and Fri day Temperatures averaged nearly 10 degrees higher over the state Friday night than in the preceding 24 hour period Mason City recorded 3 below zero in town and 6 below at the Crystal Sugar company plant north of town A half inch of snow fell Charles City had 4 below and Waterloo re ported 2 below Fort Dodge had shaken Thursday nights 9 below and reached a minimum of 12 above under clear skies At Council Bluffs rain fell as the thermometer touched 33 degrees at 1 a m See Continued Rise Hope for a continued moderate rise was seen by Iowa Meteorologist Charles Reed who forecast fair weather Saturday night and Sun day with rising temperatures Sun day afternoon The maximum temperature at Council Bluffs dropped to 25 above at 9 a m Saturday and rain squalls turned to snow flurries dur ing the morning Other sections including the eastern river cities were visited by light snows Davenport had 13 inches and Burlington 15 inches of snow with low temperatures of 15 degrees Clinton reported a half inch of snow since 5 a m Cedar Rapids mini mum temperature was 7 above with an inch snowfall and at Des Moines a trace of snow dropped with a low reading of 13 above Garages Kept Busy Garages at Garner had more calls than they could handle Fri day pulling in cars that failed to start or had frozen after being started Snowplows were sent out at Garner to clear roads which had drifted shut Quite in keeping with the tem perature that of 14 below early Friday was Santa Claus visit to Decorah Friday morning A large crowd saw the parade which in cluded characters from Mother Goose Santa also stopped in Cresco Fri day where he and his parade were greeted by a large crowd Two Turn lo 2 Column 7 HYB Have You Bought Shoppinq Days til Christmas PILOT KILLED IN CRASH OF PLANE No Passengers Aboard Ship on Its Kansas City to Chicago Run COLUMBIA Mo Dec 8 Lou Bowen a pilot for the Brauiff airlines was killed near here early today when his plane crashed from a low altitude He carried no pas sengers The plane carrying mail and ex press from Kansas City to Chicago crashed a mile west of here about am Walter Clumpa farmer who saw the plane fall said there appeared to be motor trouble Clump said a short distance from the ground the tail feii off the ship and the plane crashed into an embankment about 75 feet from U S highway No 40 Bowen who was about 40 years old lived in Chicago Estate Pays Tax DES MOINES Dec 8 estate of Erik O Wesley of Sioux City paid an inheritance tax of Sl68067 to the state treasurer The widow and a son inherited the estate valued at 9817940 HUNGARY NOT TO DEFEND BORDER Ready to Sacrifice City of Szeged If Yugoslavia Begins Invasion SZEGED Hungary Dec 8 The Hungarian military command decided today to sacrifice this beau tiful city rather than attempt to de fend it in the event of an attack from across the Yugoslav border Only a dozen small cannon pro tect the ancient city second largest in the country and its single regi ment of artillery is supported by comparatively few infantrymen As Szeged lies defenseless on a small plain the artillery command decided its first stand would be made in a hilly wooded area about 15 miles from the border Hungarian officials denied nrli tary reinforcements were being rushed toward the border It was pointed out that Hungarian artil lery is restricted by treaty to a limited number of small caliber guns Fear of attack by Chetniks arm ed Serb forces from the south has been considerably allayed A reli gious holiday was marked by gen eral quiet in the region As a few more Hungarian refu gees straggled across the frontier citizens contributed liberally to their relief UNITED STATES ACTS TO SMASH TRADE IN DOPE Many Suspects Arrested in Raids Staged All Over Country BALTIMORE Dec 8 eral officers today raided the headquarters of what TJ S com missioner of narcotics said was a nationwide mail order business in narcotics Eight persons were arrested anJ a supply of opium heroin and mor to be by far the largest ever Jound in seized The raiding squad descended on a hotel New Condor during the day searched all rooms and ques tioned more than 50 guests and em ployes present Among those held are Louis Op pieman operator of the hotel Mrs Florence Oppleman his wife and Daniel J Phelan desk clerk All were charged in federal warrants with violation of the Harrison nar cotic act Formal charges had not been made against the others held Harry J Anslinger who directec the raid said narcotics were shipped from the hotel by mail Orders he said carne in call for one white being an order for heroin one black dress for opium Prey on Boys and Girls CLEVELAND 8 narcotic20ng preyinguQfln boys an girls in a ex posed today as federal agents ar rested sevenmen and three women in a series of swiftraids Tearful pleas from mothers o students in Addison Junior high school to save our children helped to precipitate the roundup which Ralph H Oyler district nar cotics superintendent said is jus the start While deputies were leading the raids in Cleveland Oyler started out on a similar campaign in De troit his agents here said Raids also were begun in other parts of the country A scheme to lure young boys and girls particularly the girls into becoming narcotic ad dicts was unearthed by the Cleve land officers Chinese Seized CHICAGO Dec 8 Chinese were seized today as fed eral authorities and police pressed their campaign against narcotics peddlers The arrests boosted the total taken into custody in the drive to more than 260 24 in Omaha Tail OMAHA Dec 8 four persons are being held in jail here as a result of a drive by Mrs Elizabeth Bass who has charge of the Chicago federal narcotics of fice to smash the midwestern nar cotic traffic Narcotic inspectors here admit ted that the arrests were a part of a general drive in the midwest but refused to comment on any other angles of the drive Additional raids are expected to be made over the weekend District Chief W E Clark of Minneapolis was in Omaha yester day but returned to Minneapolis last night Now Hollywood Gets The Merry Hee Haw Well son youre 21 If you want to be an actor you got to provide your own transportation recently said an Arizona rancher to his son Bud So Bud on his own 15jearold mule rode 500 miles to Hollywood waited many weary months till a director finally hired mule which screened well giving all that the movies demand except the kisses Not mulishness but consistency pays especially in classified wantads This one rented the room FOR warm room 326 1st N W Ph 1738W Listed 1st Day of CheerFund Full House Expected to Attend Benefit Cecil Show r B Band Mothers Lions Club GlobeGazette L P L W E H D Z Chapter P E 0 CroninDexter Auxiliary Mason City D A R East Stale Street Club L R Hartwcll U G L Club F H C L 1 Wahl i n 25 15 5 5 5 Total Suspected Madman Who Made Kidnaping Threat Phones Again BOSTON Dec 8 suspect ed madman who threatened kidnap ing of Eugenie Grew 17 year old niece of the United States ambassa dor to Japan phoned the girls home again today her parents reported to police It was the second time within a week a kidnap scare had come to Randolph Clark Grew Boston so cialite and father of the girl The same voice came over the tel ephone line at a m E S T today as was heard by Mr Grew at about the same time on Tuesday The Grew butler who answered the phone both times was convinced of that Here is the nestegg for the 1934 Ihristmas Cheer Fund The above are contributions ac tually received up to Saturday noon A considerable number of dona tions have been authorized by clubs but only the cash in hand will be in cluded in this daily table to be pre sented from this point on All money is being turned ovei from day to day to Mrs Mabe Blaise Social Welfare executive and administrator of the cheer fund The goal has been placed at 200 which means that there re mains to go Great Expectations Early evidence has asserted itsel that Great Expectations to b given next Wednesday Thursda and Fridayatthe Cecil theater as Christmas Cheer Fund benefit wi draw a capacity house for ever showing Some interesting information con cerning this Charles Dickens Christ mas classic and the superb movi made from it in the Universal stu dios at Hollywood is contained in a story elsewhere in this edition Plan Benefit Dance A benefit dance for the chee fund is planned for the night o Wednesday Dec 19 at the Denison Arrangements for this are ir charge of William E Hall Musi will be furnished by Cards orches tra as its contribution to the worth cause There will be further an nouncements as plans for the bene fit materialize Last year the Deni son club did its bit for the chee fund in this same way With the quotas for all com munity chest agencies reduced some what this year through a failure t attain the goal the need fo a full stocking in this Christma Cheer solicitation is increased Up to Community Its up to the community to maki the success of this effort its busi ness Its up to YOU to accept you fair share of what can be an easj and pleasant task if all hands ar placed to the wheel The forwar motion is now started A greater ve locity has been attained on the opening day than ever before Those who plan to give will give the idea to others if they act now Its the old story of the snowball Not easy to start but when nicely formed it grows at amazing speed No empty stockings in Mason City this year Another slogan of this campaign Address your donation to Christmas Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa To Debate in Mexico CEDAR FALLS Dec rey Mexico is the goal three Iowa State Teachers college debaters have set for themselves during Christmas vacation when the team will travel throughout the south land debating seven southern schools on the journey Dr F W Lambertson professor of public speaking and debate coach will ac company Don Barker Milton Duv id Grant Oelwein and lames Cur tis Maquoketa on the trip LEAGUE TO SEND NTERNATIONAL ARMY INTO SAAR Britain Sweden Italy Netherlands Asked for Troops By JOSEPH E SHABKEY GENEVA Dec 8 dramatic renouncement before the league of ations council that France stands beside Yugoslavia in this grave onflict with Hungary was follow d today by earnest pleas for mod sration to avert increase bitter ness in the central European crisis Earlier the council spurred by Benito Mussolinis proffered cocip eration moved to salve another sore pot in Europe by voting In secret sessions to send an international rmy to keep the peace during the approaching Saar plebiscite Strike at Peace Pierre Laval French foreign minister asserting his nation sup ported Yugoslavia declared the as sassination of King Alexander slain at Marseille Oct 9 sought to strike at peace Capt Anthony Eden speaking for Britain and Baron Pornpeo Aloisi for Italy who spoke after Laval urged that the league strive to pac ify Hungary and Yugoslavia em bittered by charges and counter charges growing out of Alexanders death After the debate the council ad journed its sessions until Monday Can Protect Place Turning to the Saar question the French foreign Triinister alluding to ichat he calledthe safldejtedecisiOT to send international forces inteftbe area said this indicated thatTtbe league in neutralizing the material forces of its members as posses was able to place obstacles before ete disrupting of peace and order Today it is a matter of applying the leagues high moral authority to give Yugoslavia that satisfaction to which she is entitled to draw from the outrage at Marseille the lesson that international solidarity must make possible in the future similar crimes Laval said Terrorist Organization Ke recalled that Yugoslavia seeks to prove that political refugees from that country were able to create a terrorist organization upon Hun garian territory with the complici ty of Hungarian authorities which was even engaged in military ex ercises Since the delegate from Hungary has raised the question of the pol icy of revisionists Laval said I wish to repeat with force the dec laration which I made in the French chamber of deputies that whoever seeks to remove the frontier zone troubles the peace of Europe Council Takes Vote The council voted to issue official invitations to Great Britain Italy the Netherlands and Sweden to contribute contingents to the arm ed forces in the Saar The army officially designated the international force will be placed under the direction of the leagues Saar governing commission Turn io Pane 2 Column 8 MORE URSCHEL RANSOM FOUND Justice Department Reports Discovery of Near Portland WASHINGTON Dec 8 The discovery of an additional 000 of the Urschel ransom money near Portland Ore was announced today by the department of justice Details of the discovery were withheld The amount found yesterday makes the total recovered S124000 out of the 5200000 ransom Charles F Urschel wealthy Oklahoma City businessman was abducted in July 1933 Fifteen per sons including such characters as Harvey J Bailey George Machine Gun Kelly and Albert W Bates were convicted of the crime Vension Checks Mailed DES MOINES Dec S sion checks totalling about were mailed to 3000 pensioners hy the old age assistance commission Remodel Your Hut One good reason to remodel your house is that you will be cooper ating with the federal government in its campaign to revive the build ing industry and increase employ ment But the prime reason is that you will increase the value sala bility and rentabilityof your prop erty and enhance its attractiveness comfort and convenience Before undertaking a remodeling project however you should send to our Washington Information bureau for a copy of Modernizing Old Houses It will aid you in your planning as it contains a wealth of practical information on every phase of such work Use this coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose lOc in coin carefully wrapped for the booklet Mod ernizing Old Houses Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C ;