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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 14, 1933, Mason City, Iowa r f r I t rt North Iowas DAILY PAPER for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL SOUTH 1OWAJXS NKHiUUOUS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 14 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO HU SECTION OKK NO 57 Plan Fight on Lynching Congress to Debate Federal Bill to Curb Mobs By HEKBEKT PLTJAEVIEH WASHINGTON Dec 14 Plans are being made for a de termined fight in congress this winter for legis lation which will put the power and prestige of the federal gov I 3 ernraent against lynchings in the future There have been hints that President Roose velt himself might take a hand The atti tude o the white house is well known Mr Roosevelt is on record as having said We do not excuse those In high places or in low who condone lynch law He describes it as col lective murder As for congress already steps have been taken Senator Costigan a democrat of Colorado appears to he the most active at the present He is set to revive the movement in the coming session for a drastic federal antilynching law The quiet soft spoken Colorado senator recalling the speed with the kidnaping law was en acted following the abduction of the Lindbergh baby believes these recent lynching incidents will shock congress into action Bill Being Frepared Just what form and how drastic t Costigan measure will be is as yet indefinite The senator is work Ing with several groups and legal experts in framing his proposed bill He plans however to have it ready for introduction early in the ses sion The last fight in congress to ob tain legislation of this nature oc curred back in 1922 and provoked someofthe stormiest scenes in con gressional history A federal an being urged by former Representative Dyer of Missouri The Dyer bill would have made county officials liable for their prisoners and would have permitted suits by the heirs of the lynched persons Bloc Stopped It The bill passed the house on January 20 1822 by a vote of 246 to 101 Three representatives voted present and 80 were prevented from voting because they were paired The measure was reported to the senate on July 28 of the same year It got little further A filibuster led by a southern bloc of senators forced the bill to die on the calen dar Representative Dyer reintro duced this bill as late as the seven tyfirst congress in 1929 but was unable even to get It out of com mittee Costigans move will be the first in this direction since that time LINDBEROHS END HOP TO SAN JUAN Arrive in Puerto Rico From Trinidad on Journey Back to US SAN JUAN Puerto Rico Dec 14 and Mrs Charles A Lind bergh arrived here in their big red hydromonoplane after flying the 753 miles from PortOfSpain Trin idad at this afternoon The Lindberghs had covered the distance in 5 hours 40 minutes They took off from PortOfSpain at a m E S T Now only 1180 miles lies between them and Miami the northern trem inus of the PanAmerican Airways route which they followed today from Trinidad RFC Price of Gold Again Not Changed WASHINGTON Dec 1t The RFC price for newly mined do mestic gold was unchanged today at 53401 an ounce Weaik IOWA WEATHER Unsettled rain or snow in central nnd cast portions Thursday night warmer In the extreme cast portion and cold er In the extreme west portion Thursday night Colder Fri day LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 1 hour period ending at 8 oclock liursday morning Maximum Wednesday 26 Minimum In Nighf 11 At S A M it REPORT CLEARS HIGHWAY BOARD 7 Children Killed When Train Hits School Bus NO EVIDENCE OF DEALS SEEN IN 18 HURT MANY SERIOUSLY AND OTHERS MAY DIE Tragic Scenes Enacted as Parents Hunt for Loved Ones CRESCENT CITY Fla Dec 14 elementary school chil dren were killed and at least 18 others were injured many critically when a freight train crashed into a school bus six miles south of here this morning Between 40 and DO children were in the bus The dead William Smith 12 Evelyn Smith 9 and Frederick Smith children ot Mrs Bennie Smith a widow Merle Smith 16 member of the same fam ily was reported to have died while enroute to a hospital Seriously Injured Hazel McGrady 3 and Eddie Mc Grady 10 children of Drew Mc Grady Nellie McGrady of the same family was reported seriously in jured Elsie Bertha Gorton 13 D R Niles an elderly man who drove the bus was injured but a physician was not critical although serious was a probability others of the injured would die Most of the injured were taken to Palatka At End of Route The tragedy occurred at Silver Pond Grove six miles south of here just after the last of the children on the route were picked P Niles had reached the end of his route which extends five miles south of here to Silver Pond grove when the crash came He had just driven from the main highway about 100 yards to the home of Rupert Teuton to pick up Teutons two children Teuton had constructed a turning place so that it was not necessary for the school bus to cross the rail road tracks it was said But Niles crossed the track today in a heavy morning fog Confusion Prevails Greatest confusion prevailed when news of the wreck reached here The dead and injured first were rushed here The Rev Walter B Knight pastor of the Baptist church converted his pastorium into an emergency hospital while the overflow of injured was taken to the offices of Dr E W Ford near by All of the children lived in the rural district traversed by the school bus route Sad scenes were enacted as hysterical mothers and anxious fathers stunned by the news of the tragedy hunted their loved ones The train crashed into the bus broadside at just about the rear wheel of the vehicle An inquest has been culled to convene here at 10 oclock tomor row morning Senator Thompson Has 80th Birthday Praises Roosevelt WASHINGTON Dec 14 Senator William H Thompson D Nebr was 80 years old today and he made his birthday the occasion for upbraiding those who contend President Roosevelts policies are departures from the honored pre cepts of the American government The oldest man in tlie United States senate Thompson said his memory of politics stretclvd back 70 yeara and I find nothing shock ing in the present program He asserted the policies which some old timers object to make Mr Roosevelt the greatest Jeffer soniau democrat since Jefferson himself GUARD NEGRO IN SLAYING TRIAL Body of Columbia Crew Coach Found CHATHAM Mass Dec 14 The body of Richard J Young Dick Glendon Columbia crew coach was found about a quarter of a mile from the beach here to day A shotgun lay beside the body which bore a gunshot wound in the right side He had been missing since yesterday when he left home ostensibly to go on a hunting trip George Crawford Negro on trlnl at Lccsburg Vu for the staying of two white women Is shoivu surrounded liy statti troopers with riot guns as he was led from the courthouse Associated Press Eve of Her Wedding Day Carried to From Fire Swept Building Dec 14 dVi burned body oC Miss Mary Burns 20 year old Troy N Y girl was found today in the ruins of the fire swept Star Realty com pany block on North street Miss Burns who was to have been married today at Stephentown N Y has been visitingthe parents of her fiance Nelson La Fountaine who was taken from the building by firemen in an unconscious con dition Seven persons occupants of top floor apartments were carried to safety over ladders Firemen searched the ruins sev eral hours before finding Miss Burns body She had been seen last steppingaway from a window on the fourth floor The roof of the structure fell in shortly atter and it was some time later before fire men could make their way into the destroyed building The fire was believed to have started in a dancing school on the second floor of the four story brick building the cause was unknown Loss was estimated at 5300000 to the building and an other 5150000 to the contents Germany Completes Case in Trial oi Five for Fire in Reichstag LEIPZIG Germany Dec 14 today demanded death for Ernst Torgler former commun ist leader in the reichstag and Mar inus Vim Der Lubbe young Dutch brick mason for treason as the prosecution completed its case in the trial of five men accused of burning the reichstag building last February At the same time the state asked the acquittal of the three other de fendants Wassil Taneff Gcorgi Dimitroff and Blngoi garian communists 619701 Laborers in Spain Are Idle MADRID Dec J 1 Cen tral Employment bureau announced today that fi9701 laborers are idle in of them complete ly unemployed nnd 239580 working part time The number unemployed last July was 514837 according reaus figures to the bu ACTION ON BILLS Adjourns Before Passing on Morions to Speed Tax Liquor Issues DES MOINES Dec 14 house of the general assembly today blocked attempts to take up tax re vision and liquor control as special orders of business for next Mon day by approving1 a motion to ad journ for the day By a vote of02 to 3 the house passed the Doran bill which would permit the state superintendent of banks to have possession of senate file 111 banks for two years instead of one As the senate devoted its fourth day to tax revision discussion there developed an apparent shift of gross tax advocates away from the flat gross income tax and toward the Farm Bureau classified transactions tax 5 Sponsors Sign Five of the sponsors of tlic gross income tax bill signed their names to the senate counterpart house file 131 the Farm Bureau bill when it was Introduced today in the sen ate Fourteen signatures appeared on the bill including those of Senators Topping Fisch Tripp Hicklin and Moore who were among1 the orig inal sponsors of the flat prosa in come tax plan of the Harrington bill The total sponsors of the two bills is 20 In passing the Doran bill its ad vocates asserted that an emergency still exists nnd that many state private and savings banks and trust companies now operating under 111 coulrl be saved if the superintendent of banking was given additional time as many banks have as yet been unnble to reorganize or liqui date their assets sufficiently to be released from control of the state banking department Brought to Floor The question tax revision was brought to the floor of the house by Representative Mitchell of Webster Speaker Miller asked why the house could not start study of lirjuor control Mitchell replied he did not think the bill in shape for such con sideration Representative McCrcery of Linn forecast a deadlock if the house took up the taxation qucatlon while it was being studied by the senate and opposed any action until the senate had completed its work on the subject Vote to Adjourn It then wassoiggcstcd by Repre sentative Fabritz of Wapello that the house could begin study of the tci Vw II Column CHARGES GRAFT IN ENFORCEMENT OF LIQUOR LAWS OConnor Backs Claim of Kentuckian Alleging Whisky Trust WASHINGTON Dec 14 The opinion that strict federal nml state regulation of the liquor traf fic since repeal had opened the door to more opportunities for en forcement graft and political influ ence than ever existed under pro hibition was voiced today by Rep OConnor DNYI at a joint congressional hearing on li quor taxation OConnor said there was a scan dalous situation in the liquor in dustry and supported a charge ear lier by Harvey II Smith represent ing independent Kentucky distillers that a whisky trust was in ex istence The New Yorker recommended a 5 a gallon tax on liquor the high est levy any witness had proposed No Turlff Need He gave this testimony as the joint congressional committee hast ened to wind up hearings on liquor taxation so the house ways and means committee tomorrow could hear the views of Acting Secretary Morgenthau on income taxes Representative Buck D Cal tes tified there was no need of increasing tha tariff duties on foreignwines Because the American producers will not be able to supply the de mand for some time Wine must be aged from one to four years he added explaining the domestic product will have to wait for the process Smith said if there is a whisky trust which we think there is we are entirely outside ot it Sought Financing We found there was a trust when we sought financing he added The whisky trust has nil tlic white oak timber cornered for the purpose of controlling barrel pro duction Smith contended if his distillers could make their own barrels they could produce good whisky for a barrel He said the barrels could he made from to each but if bought from outsiders they would cost 750 Mnrgcnthau 1o appear Morgenthau said he would testify tomorrow on the recent report of the ways and means subcommittee which among other things recom mended higher surtaxes on incomes The treasury head said his testi mony will be purely an analysis of the subcommittee report from the adminstirativc point of veiw It was considered unlikely that he would volunteer any statement on rates He said his testimony would not approach the subject from the point of view of budgetary needs but deal rather with administrative revisions ITS BALONEY SUH iNSULL HOPES TO STAY IN GREECE Makes Formal Application to Government to Extend His Permit ATHENS Greece Dec 14 Samuel Insull former Chicago util ities magnate made formal applica tion to the government or Greece today for an extension of his police permit to reside in this country The permit under which Mr In sull has been permitted to remain here as the United States has sought unsuccessfully to obtain his extradition to face charges in con nection with the collapse of his far flung interests expires Dec 31 The aliens department to which the application was presented is taking up the question with the home office Seven More Dead in Frances Cold Wave PARIS Dec 14 Seven deaths raised tho toll of the severe cold wave in France to eleven today as the gale which raged along the coast interrupted channel shipping Boys Girls Come to Bat for Project Two Schools Donate Weighty Box of Small Change Previously KoporfMl Unidentified Friend 500 Delta Alpha Sunday School Class 2000 Pupils of Washington and Monroe Schools I i B 8 lrenrs Old Illumined Friend Gus ODoimull Eliim Carrier Mrs II Kriend K Baloney exclaimed Col onel Harry Mumicl Fox Iitls biirgh liner baron when told Kentucky consideringInlt Ing away his colonelcy because of reports he wus n racketeer Hero Fov Is phoning fiov Huhy Lnflocm to explain Associated Iress Iowa Gets 3 reCWAJobs Additional State Allotment Seen as Reward for Quick Action DKS MOTIVES Dec 14 additional allotment 3000 new CWA jobs for Iowa bringing the states quota to men was an nounced today by Administrator E H Muloclc asa reward to the stale for being the first to get ts quota of men at work JVltilock said he received word oC the quota boost in a telephone con versation with national headquar ters today when he reported Iowas quota of 5D3D3 men now employed His office will prepare county quo tas for the additional 3000 men he said Million InUI Out Payrolls totaling between SSGO 000 and a million dollars have been paid out to Iowa workers duringthe three and a half weeks of the CWA campaign The payroll each week under the full quota employment will total nearly a million dollars Mulock declared In ft whirlwind finish officials labored late yesterday checking re ports 01 county chairmen to arrive at a state figure in excess of tin goal set by the federal administra tion for Iowa If there ever was a lime for celebratingI think It is now ex claimed Gov Clyde Henins when apprised of the final check Jesir1hij Positions Even as the state was on its way over the top a few of the CWA employes were deserting their new found jobs to take over positions offered by private industry The drive reported Mulock has opened fTdrn to Ilisr II vlumn X Will Rogers BKVfCPLv HILLS cul Dec thesi gold dollar ar guments are dying down Used to pick up a paper and all you could soe was what Mr Got His had to say about money but now you dont hear a peep Everybody seems to be trying to get ahold of any kind This would he an awful good time to pass off some Confederate money They arc holding a big peace conference in South America Just a drive and two niblick shots away from the war Every time there i a bigconference they always have a war to go with it wns in Geneva a couple of years ngo at a confer ence when Japanese recruiting officers cnmc in and drafted their delegation to go help take Mfmohurifi Vours WILL ROGERS XipjriKlil I9M McNaiiKlit Sjrullrnlri 00 JOO 10 IIll 100 Total A most significant thinghas hup enel in connection with the Cheer Fund solicitation The children of Mason City have started to take an active part in the project The chances of its suc cess are thus lifted at least a hun dred per cent The movement started Wednesday afternoon when a representative of Washington a n d Monroe schools came to t h e GlobeGazette of fice bearing a box filled with pennies nickels and small silver pieces Its con tents represented the giving of sev eral hundred chil drenm thtse two schoo1 Shortly after wards an 8 year old Ind from the Forest Park sec tion came in with his dollar contri froin the money he button taken had accumulated by dint of thrift I dont want any little boy or girl to wake up and find an empty stocking Christmas morning he said as be turned over his dona tion Those connected with the Christ mas Cheer Fund are enormously grateful to the youngsters who havii blazed the trail for adults in their performance of this duty of the Christmas season Hotter Get llcfldy for It Other school groups arc expected to follow suit and parents may just as weli begin to look forward to this pertinent question from their sons and daughters Have YOU done your part yet Dad and Mom Another greatly appreciated gift cornea from Mrs Blythes Delta Alpha class of the Congregational Sunday school For a number of years this group lias been one oC the most generous supportersof the Christmas Cheer cause Progress is reported by the St James Lutheran church group in its preparations for a benefit perform ance of The Road Back at the Monroe school auditorium next Monday night at 8 oclock All re ceipts above bare expenses will go to swell the Cheer Fund Piny Cast Given Participants in the play which scored such a success last week that its reproduction was suggested in clude August Buhr Mrs O Mail Mrs Ed Pearson Mrs R Rnchut Mrs H Kinney Ed Tims E Ra ITiirn to 1nKP If Column 3 CEMENT BUYING Attorney General Shows Why Bids Are Likely to Be Same DEH MOINES Dec 14 attorney generals office reported to the house of representatives todiiy that it could find no evidence of col lusion by the state highway com mission in the purchase cement for concrete road surfacing The report signed by General Edward L OConnor wai filed with Speaker George E Mil ler A house committee named to investigate highway commission transactions will meet tomorrow tt consider the report and make fui tber inquiries In the lengthy document OCon nor aaid it was found that it WHS common practice among1 companies to quote similar prices for delivery of cement at stated points and Hint such procedure had been followed for many years not only in Iowa but in other states and on all types oC construction projects UuBfiil on System Cement manufacturers sell thcir products on a multiple basing point system the report explained Since each company knows through trade journals and market quotations the basingpoint pvicfrs at any other plant in Us trade ter ritory and since each cement com pany knows the freight rate from each basing point to each point where the cement is to be delivered and since all companies uso tha same formula in computing tha market price it Is clear that the market price at any given station as determined by one company will be exactly the same as the market price at said station as determined bj any other company The house imtstignting committee had charged that collusion existed between the highway commission and the cement companies whereby the similar bids were submitted ii each instance Must Servo Not OConnor pointed out that thp na tional recovery code adopted for the cement industry indirectly rccoiu nlzed the practice tliroiigli its pin vision whereby any company wish ing to change its mill price must serve five day notice with the codj authority nnd that any other com pany may then meet the new price Referring to the purchase of OS1000 barrels cement by tho commission between and 1M2 OConnor said the commission claim ed it saved the state 5t2000 by this procedure since contracts let duringthe time reserved the right of the commission to furnish the cn ment 1C it chose In the meantime the price of cement dropped i7 cents a barrel and the commission exercises its option OConnor said iiis department had not had tlma to check fully the claims of the commission on this saving Urges TnveHtigiitioii The attorney general d a complete investigation into the purchase of n gravel pit in Guthrie county nt an acre on March 27 1020 OConnor said records ii Guthrie county showed the property had an assessed valuation or SSG an acre in 1028 nnd that it was told to the commission by R E Mont gomery of Omaha Inquiry into a charge that llio Turn In Itur II Column 4 DENIES REPORT OF AGREEMENT Morgenthau Says U S Not Dealing With Britain on Stabilization WASHINGTON Dec H Henry Morgenthau Jr acting sec retary of the treasury again denied today reports of negotiations for a currency stabilization agreement with Great Britain and France Shortly after the government had repeated the price of 53101 nn ounce for the twelfth successive day Mor genthau told news men there was nothing in new reports of stabiliza tion despite reported 7 to 5 betting odds in Wall street on early action Asked specifically about a state ment by Senator ThomaH D Oliln that negotiations with the Bank ot England were understood to be heading at dollar ntubilizivtlrm at 62 cents Morgonthau said T lonl know anything about tl Interior Decorating No one should undertake tlu decoration and furnishing of n house or even a pinglc room without carefully thought out and worked out plans Dont sturt decorating by going on a shop ping tour Start by analyzing carefully each room Is tho ceil ing high or low thn room light or rather dark The answer will determine much in your fur nishings But your first step in your program should be to send for a copy of Interior Decorat ing Use coupon Mason City GlohcGii7nttc Information Ilurcati Frederic J Hiinlsln Director Washington c I Inclose 10 cents in com fcarefully wrapped for the booklet on Interior Decorat ing Street City Stntc ;