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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 12, 1934, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME IMP ASION R I 3 I IM 8 tP r OF r r r THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE BEKV1CB MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 121934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 53 THREE CCC YOUTHS BURNED TO DEATH PLANS PROGRAM TOTAKEPROF1TS AWAYFROMWAR F R Calls Conference Penrose Letter Read to Investigators By NATHAN ROBERTSON WASHINGTON Dec 12 Further revelations before the sen ate munitions committee were ac companied today by an assertion b President Roosevelt that the time has come when legislation should be enacted to take the profit out o war Before the committee a 1920 let ter was read from Du Pont files which quoted the late Senator Pen rose republican boss of Pennsyl vania as ordering Senator Watson RInd to give Du Fonts what they want just as far as you pos sibly can without getting into a row Prepares legislation The presidents expression was given at his semiweekly press con ference in calling a meeting for this afternoon to prepare legislation for enactment by the forthcoming ses sion of congress Chairman Nye RN D of the senate committee proposed such leg islation last session Informed of the Roosevelt an nouncement Nye exhibited some displeasure although he recognized the need of taking profits out of war Prospects Encouraging The prospects are very encour aging for legislation driving at cor rection of some of the evils thai have been shown he said bul is going to be very unfortunate the legislatipiijiesds areincluded Pore alT the Taking the profits out of war is wholly worthy purpose Let us while we are doing it really do what we say we are doing There were some quiet hints from other quarters that the president may want to bring an end to the senate investigation as quickly as possible Letter Not Explained The PenroseWatson letter which was not explained by the testimony referred to dye legislation Signed only R the letter said I had a long talk with John King this morning He says Penrose wants to put over the best legislation possible for dyes at this time with the intention of improving it and giving us what we want later as soon as their con trol is strengthened He says he was in a meeting be tween Penrose Watson and himself In fact he took Watson to Penrose about three or four weeks ago they being the first to see Penrose after his sickness What They Want Penroseg orders to Watson were Give du Fonts what they want just as far as you possibly can without getting into a row and will im prove it later to meet their views Watson later became republican leader of the senate but was de feated for reelection in 1932 The president also directed the reappointinent of Gen Douglas MacArthur as army chief of staff t oserve through the coming session of congress and to aid in formulat ing war profits legislation The MacArthur appointment is temporary Galls in Johnson Mr Roosevelt called to the war profits conference late today Ber nard M Baruch the chairman of the war industries board in the World war and Gen Hugh S John Tiirn to Faice 2 Column 1 FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wed nesday night and Thursday Slightly warmer in northeast and east central portions Wed nesday night MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday no decided change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 23 Minimum In Night 13 At 8 A M Wednesday 31 Under the Influence of a south wind the temperature in Mason City rose steadily Tuesday night and before noon Wednesday marked melting of North Iowas one foot blanket of snow was under way Explosions Rip Out Interiors of 4 Theaters Many Die as Fire Turns Hotel Into Roaring Inferno AssociatedJEress picture provides a striking deaths of 20 or more rff 200 sleeping patrons At least six of those who died were members of the Michigan Many were killed or injured as they leaped from windows or the roof mto the ice coated waters of theGrand river or to the street IOWA MERCURIES BACK TO NORMAL Mason City Has Low of 13 Above as Charles City Registers 10 Normal temperatures returned to Iowa Wednesday after dropping to subzero figures the past two days Mason City had a minimum of 13 above Tuesday night and the weather bureau at Des Moines re ported that Charles City was the coldest spot in the state with an official reading of 10 above Sioux City in the rorthwest corner of Iowa was the warmest at 30 above Skies were clear Wednesday in all parts of Iowa except Dubuque where it was No precipita ion was expected however Con Jnued rising temperatures were forecast in the northeast and east central portions Waterloo reported an unofficial reading of 5 above zero last night sut1 all other cities had unofficial emperatures ranging from 10 to 30 degrees above Ottumwa and Dubuque thermo meters showed 11 above Fort Jodge and Clinton Burlington Iowa City and Muscatine 15 Dav enport and Ceuterville 16 Keokuk 20 and Sioux City 30 It was 10 degrees above at Cedar Hapids at 8 a m Wednesday with the temperature expected to rise several points during the day Harshalltown reported 15 above Council Bluffs 21 above and Sioux Falls a minimum of 20 Dawes Says End of Depression to Come Next June or July CHICAGO Dec 12 GDawes banker and vice presi dent of the United States unJer Calvin Coolidge predicted today hat next June or July would mark the death of the depression and fie commencement of full business irosperity for the nation Cocker of Ames Is Utterback Secretary DES MOINES Dec 12 Congressmanelect Hubert Utter jack of the sixth Iowa district to ay announced the appointment of Thomas F Crocker of Ames man aging editor of the Ames Tribune Times as his secretary The an Ouncement was made at Utter iack8 office here Mr Crocker was candidate for the democratic nom nation for congress in the June rimary Fire Swept Hotel Ruins Begin to Give Up Dead Five Bodies Found Known Death List Reaches 23 LANSING Mich Dec 12 Five bodies charred beyond recog nition had been taken this after noon from the blackened ruins of Hotel Kerns where at least 23 per sons were killed yesterday in an early morning fire Who they were could only be con jectured so complete was the mu tilation A medical aide in the temporary morgue set up near the scene said however that he believed at least one of the bodies was that of a woman Key Sing Found Near another was found a key j ring with the name of Senator John Leidlein Saginaw Mich He already had been included in an official list of known dead Until other evidence was found possibly through examination by a dentist whose aid was enlisted it was assumed that all five of the un recognizable bodies were those of persons previously listed as dead Some charred bones found in the lobby were believed to be those of David Monroe the hotel manager Plunge Into River The roster of known dead in Michigans most horrible fire trag edy included those whose bodies were taken from the icy waters of the Grand river into which many terrified patrons plunged those who leaped to the street dying of in juries and those definitely reported by relatives to have spent the night in the hotel and to be missing now Estimates of the number of bodies still in the ruins ranged from 20 to 50 Cedar Rapids Pastor Victim CEDAR RAPIDS Dec 12 One of the bodies of the Lansing Mich hotel fire victims was ten tatively identfied today as the Rev George Korteling pastor of the Central Park Presbyterian church of Cedar Rapids A message received by a local mortuary said clothing worn by the man in question had been identi fied through the makers as having seen sold to the Cedar Rapids min ister I Heads Regional HOLC WASHINGTON Dec 12 0intment of Ivor S MacFarland of fopeka Kans as manager of the Regional HOLC office at Omaha includes Iowa was announced by the Home Owners Loan corpora HUBBARD FREED BY RETRIAL JURY Former Des Moines Police Inspector Is Declared Not Guilty DES MOINES Dec 12 Jay Hubbard former Des Moines police inspector was found not guilty today by a district court jury which heard his retrial on a charge of rape Hubbard formerly had been found guilty of the charge in con nection with an alleged attack on a Des Moines girl and had been sentenced to 25 years in the peni tentiary He had served more than a year of his sentence when the state su preme court ordered that he be given a new trial on the grounds that faulty instructions hadbeen given the jury in his first trial Theater Man Transferred HASTINGS Nebr Dec 12 Robert Dunnick manager of the TriState theaters has been trans ferred to Ottumwa Iowa Postmaster at Norway WASHINGTON Dec 12 TV Vivian Heredity of Norway was appointed acting postmaster by the postoffice department GOVERNOR MAY ASK U S HELP Answers Court Decision With Declaration Liquor Law Must Be Enforced DES MOINES Dec 12 possibility that federal authorities may be requested to assist state liquor enforcement agents in pre venting an influx of liquor into Iowa from wet adjoining states was ex pressed today by Gov Clyde L Herring The governors declaration fol lowed a Muscatine county district court decision yesterday in which Judge W R Maines held that the possession ofliquor by Luis Gaeta purchased in Illinois and apparently designed for personal use was not contrary to the Iowa liquor control statute Question of Procedure The Muscatine case raises a ques tion as to the procedure of enforc ing the Iowa law the governor said in view of the provisions of the statute which prohibits the importa tion of liquor Into Iowa except on consignment to the liquor commis sion The statute will continue to be enforced he said The state of Iowa is dry except under the provisions of the liquor control act which definitely specify certain regulations for the sale and the consumption of hard liquor by Iowa people the governor declared The action of any person bringing liquor into the state no matter whether for his own personal use or for illegal resale is therefore con trary to the liquor control law the chief executive stated Hopes for Appeal The governor expressed the hope that the county attorney would ap peal the case and said that if each action was not forthcoming ie would ask Harold M Cooper com mission chairman to direct Leslie Francis commission legal advisor to take steps to bring the matter to the supreme court Provisions of the WebbKenyon act protecting dry states against the importaafioh of liquor from ad joining wet states dovetails to a great extent with the Iowa control statute the governor said He de clared that Illinois by allowing li quor to cross the IowaIllinois line Turn lo Fane 2 Column 1 Iowa Poultry Show Open at Des Moines DES MOINES Dec 12 Iowa state poultry show sponsoied by the Tall Com Poultry associa tion opened here Wednesday wfh an anticipated entry list of 3000 j prize birds j BOMBS BLAMED FOR DAMAGE N EASTERN CITIES Scrubwomen Unhurt as Blast Shakes Building in Boston BOSTON Dec 12 sions ripped out the interiors of four moving picture theaters early today ana sent the bomb squads of three southern Netv England police departments into action The theaters which police be lieved were wrecked by planted bdmbs were The Majestic and Tre mont in downtown Boston the Capitol in Pawtucket R I and the Capitol in Lynn Mass Shortly after 4 oclock this morn ing an explosion at the Capitol theater Pawtucket R I wrecked the concrete projection booth and tore great chunks from the walls and ceiling of the auditorium Front Blown Out A half hour later the front of the Trcmont theater in the center of Bostons downtown shopping area was blown out Then the lounge of the Majestic theater al most diagonally across Trcmont street was wrecked Just before 5 a m a dull roar came from the interior of the Cap itol theater in Lynn Mass and investigating officers found the basement rest rooms torn apart 1 Deputy Fire Chief William P Connelly of Pawtueket said there was no doubt but that a bomb hac caused the blast there He found fragments of the missile he said andthere was a strong odor of ex plosives in the theater Bombs Carefully Planted Fire Chief Dennis Coughlin who responded with fire apparatus to the Boston explosions said those too were the result of carefully planted bombs Lynn police were just as certain the explosion there resulted from a time bomb The only one of the four theaters in which anyone was working was the Majestic at Boston A number of scrubwomen were cleaning the auditorium of the house They were uninjured but were badly frightened by the dull roar in the basement which shook the structure On Opposite Sides The Majestic and Tremont stand on opposite sides of Tremont street almost diagonally across from one another Patrons at nearby hotels were wakened by the explosion and win dows were blown from nearby stores and lunchrooms The Tremont is located across the southerly end of Boston Common and opposite a subway entrance Early morning workers waiting for cars in the Boylston street subway station ran to the street as the dull boom from the Tremont explosion trembled the platform Many feared a section of the tunnel was col lapsing No immediate estimate of damage was made but firemen said there was little doubt it would total many thousands Attached to Squad City Chemist Stratton attached to the bomb squad at Boston police leadquarters said fragments found in the wreckage at the Tremont theater indicated the use of dyna mite Other members of the squad were searching the Majestic theater debris The Tremont and Majestic the aters are owned police said by i the Greater Boston Theaters Inc whose resident manager is Samuel I Richmond of this city The Pan tucket and Lynn theaters are a pai I of the E M Loew chain Richmond only executive of any of the Boston theaters available re used to discuss any aspect of the bombing Asked if there had been labor trouble at the Tremont he said Nothing To Say I have nothing to say until I find out more about this myself Deputy Supt James Claflin of the Boston police department who was ilaced in charge of the investiga ion here called Richmond two scrubwomen from the Majestic the ater and two taxi drivers to police jrecinct four for questioning He wished to talk to Richmond he said regarding any trouble the heater might have had with em ployes and he wanted a first hand ry from the scrubwomen who Waterloos Cheer Fund Takes Lead Mason City Will Have to Hurry to Hold Its Own Previously Reported Twentieth Century club 550 Midland club 500 Beth Wiley 100 T N T club Merchan dise 500 Unity Chapter 5S Order of Eastern Star 1000 J H S SOO New Total BLAZEDESTROYS T WATERLOO a fund similar to the Christmas Cheer Fund is being raised Sponsored by the Waterloo Cour ier donors to cause become members of the Good Fellows club Tuesday after noon its total had reached S22325 when the Mason City fund stood at 152 having been started a day or two later than the one at Waterloo Heres an opportunity for some friendly competition between two cities While Waterloo is consider ably larger than Mason proximately twice as Cheer Fund here in the past has exceeded the total raised by the Courier Has Head Start What will be the result this year t With a head start of about S75 how long before Mason Citys good fel lows will overtake Waterloos good fellows Thats a question that can be answered bv YOU and YOU and YOU Hereis my dollar to help some poor child have a merry Christmas wrote one little donor to the local fund Wednesday I think you do a splendid work each year wrote an adult contri butor Both of these ronors have caught the spirit of the campaign Heres hoping it becomes contagious First Crowd Good A sizable crowd at the first mat inee performance of Great Expec tations Wednesday afternoon her alded increasing attendance through the three evenings and the two re maining showings of the benefit production If you miss this youre missing one of the greatest pictures ever made xvas the comment of one Ma son Cityan who chanced to see the ilm in a preshowing Window cards were being distri buted Wednesday calling attention to a benefit dance to be staged at the Denison club Wednesday Dec 19 with Cards orchestra contribut ingthe music Contributions to this cause should be addressed Christmas Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa Turn to Vnice 2 Column 2 NAVAL MEETINGS TO BE ADJOURNED British Suggestion to Halt Parley This Week Sent to U S Group i LONDON Dec 12 pre j Jiminary naval conversations among the United States Great Britain and Japan will be adjourned this j week it was indicated authorita i lively today i The decision of the British caiij net to propose adjournment of the stalemated conversations was com municated to a meeting of the United States delegates for their approval It was suggested that adjourn ment might be made in time to en able the American group to leave for home on the Manhattan sailing Saturday The present conversations which have been in progress for two months may now be regarded as finished it was stated The next I step appears to be to determine whether the step should be regarded as complete termination ir whether i postponement should be made to i sonic future date j Over 200 Others Left Shivering in Their Night Clothes NORRIS Tenn Dec 12 Three CCC boys were burned to death today when a fire whipped by a stff breeze destroyed three pine board barracks their camp a mile from the governments new Norris dam Capt John W ODaniel comman der of 20 CCC camps in the Norris area said the dead had been iden tified as Elwnod Kramer 20 Nulley N 1 Charles de Palma 21 East Orange X J Jacob Klein 20 Bronx York City The fire which broke oiit in 50 degree weather swept through the camp and left over 200 others shiv ering in their night clothes Four Slightly Burned Four CCC workers were slightly ourned as they fled from their bunks The camp is located on a hillside and a high wind carried the fire through it almost before offi cers could give the alarm The damage was estimated by officers at about Camp records were destroyed in the fire Lieut L J Finger said however that the unit commanded by Capt Douglas S Mapes of Buf falo N Y was made up of resi dents of New York and New Jersey lieutenant Finger said the started shorUy after midnight to barracks number i which contains headquarters for officers He said he did not know the cause but that the first alarm was when some of the boys woke up and yelled Officers Spread Alarm Immediately the officers aroused and hurried to spread the alarm The boys rushed out into the night not having time to put on clothes or rescue any of their personal ef fects All thei clothes except those they wore were burned Firemen from Norris the Ten nessee valley authority model town about two miles away responded to he alarm and arrived in time to pull the three bodies burned beyond rec ognition from the ruins The flames destroyed all the camp except a building one barracks and the officers quarters There were 204 boys in the camp which was officially designated as lumber Pl The company located there Oct 20 Garrett Reappomted Supreme Court Clerk for His Seventh Term DES MOINES Dec 12 W Garrett was reappointed clerk of he state supreme court for his sev enth consecutive term The action was taken at a full jench session of the court and a formal order was filed in the clerks office U G Whitney was reappointed court reporter for a four year term A Trip to Europe If you are planning such a ven ture the first thing you need is a copy of our new map of Europe With it you can route yourself and from it you can gather the informa tion you will want Locations dis tances time in various places air lines and other means of transpo tation are given If you are not going abroad you will find this map an interesting substitute for a trip to Europe It can be 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