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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 14, 1934, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 14 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 55 13 m l I I Ask Length of Session Business Has Hopes Forecast of Brief Term Correct By HERBERT PLUMMKK Dec 14 season is here when politicians businessmen and the ordinary run of political ob servers begin asking each oth er how long the incoming session of congress will last President Roosevelt has been represented as wanting a short and snappy session Adminis tration leaders at the other end of Pennsylvania ave nue declare with more or less con fidence that the business of the ses sion can be quickly attended to and an early adjournment made pos sible Businessmen more often than not jittery when congress is func tioning hope prayerfully that both are right The odds seem to favor a limited session There have been reports that some important new dealers are urging a different course on the president Their argument is that the session beginning Jan 3 1935 is the opportune time for the ad ministration to seek a broad pro gram of legislation to strengthen if not make permanent the new deal A Logical Time These advisers are reported to have pointed out to the white house that the coming session is the logical time for the new deal to entrench itself The overwhelm ing democratic majorities in both houses largely won it is argued through the personal popularity of the president and the new deal in the last elections probably will be in a more receptive mood now than later The next regular session follow in Janu ary will bea 1936 A presidential election is to be held that year and every sitting mem ber of the house must run at that time to retain his seat as well as onethird of the senate An election year particularly if it be one in which a president is to be chosen always makes for uncer tainty and reluctance on the part of members of congress The second session of the sev entyfourth congress might not be as tractable ag the one immediate ly in the offing it is pointed out On the Oilier Hand On the ofcher hand there are very definite atid urgent reasons why President Roosevelt should de sire a short and snappy session and therefore limit his legislative re quests as far as possible The muchtalkedof partnerhip between business and the govern ment apparently is nearer realiza tion at present than it has been since Mr Roosevelt first raised the question in the presidential cam paign of 32 There are very definite indications that business is ready to cooperate with the government in the drive toward recovery State Police Radio Helps in Recovery of 49 Stolen Cars DES MOINES Dec 14 tynine stolen automobiles were re covered through the facilities of the state police radio station KGHO duringthe six months period end ing Dec 1 the state bureau of in vestigation reported today Findleys report also showed that nine missing persons were located and seven false check artists ap prehended Other apprehensions attributed to the radio during the six months period were Men wanted for lar ceny 3 jail breakers 2 holdup men 1 men who obtained money under false pretenses 1 and mis cellaneous 1 FORECAST IOWA Cloudy slightly warmer Friday night except near Keokuk probably rain or snow Saturday with rising tem peratures MINNESOTA Cloudy snow Friday night or Saturday pos sibly mixed with rain slightly warmer in cast and south Fri day night and in extreme east Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 2t Minimum in Night 12 At 8 A M Friday 12 BRANDS DU FONTS AS OUTLAWS Administration Announces 1935 CornHog Pact AGREEMENT BUI HALF AS LONG AS 1934 CONTRACT Minimum Slash for Corn Acreage Changed to 10 Per Cent WASHINGTON Dec 14 The farm administration today made public the 1935 cornhog con tract in its final into half the size of the 1934 agreement The new contract changes the minimum reduction in Corn acreage from 20 to 10 per cent below the average acreage in 1932 and 1933 but again limits the reduction to 30 per cent The minimum reduction in hogs produced for market is fixed at 10 per cent compared with the minimum of 25 per cent below the 193233 base provided in the 1934 contract Payments Also Changed Payments aiso are changed Farmers will be allowed 35 cents a bushel on the estimated corn yields of the acres retired from produc tion compared with 30 cents this year and the contracted acres may be used for any purposes except growing field corn Under the 1934 contract acres withdrawn from corn production could be used only in limited ways but because of the drought the administration modi fied the limits Under the new contract 515 a headwillbe paid on 10peiucesnt of the hog base that is the average numher of hogs produced for mar ket from litters farrowed in 1932 and 1933 In the old contract a head was paid on 75 per cent of the hog base Assignments Barred The contract again contains pro visions barring the signers from as signing any of their rights to pay ments under the contract and re quiring conformance to regulations and administrative rulings pre scribed by the secretary of agricul ture One page of closely printed type outlines the agreements between farmers and the secretary of agri culture upon which next years ad justment program will be based On the reverse side of the ordinary notebook size page are places for the limited tabulations to be con tained in the new contract and for signatures Gone are the extensive tables for computing past records from which reductions must be affected which took up much of the 1934 contracts Wording Altered Chief among the changes in the form of the contract aside from its greater brevity is the substitu tion of the word for reduction in reference to the ben efit payments to be made The new form will enable the ad ministration to contract directly with both producers and landlords involved instead of requiring a spe cial landlords agreement to par ticipate It also eliminates the sye tem of requiring signatures ofthe Turn o Fuse 3 Oliinin 4 Homeless of City Give to CheerFund Transient Camp Gift of Challenge to Mason City Previously Reported Clio Club WuTanYe Club Merrill Johnson MonroeWashington I X A Mason City Transient Unit 530 New Total N THE last item of the above ta ble is a chal lenge and re minder to every Mason City an who hasnt vet made a contri bution to the Christmas Cheer Fund The 5530 raised in dona tions ot from 5 to 30 cents among the 52 homeless in the local transient unit represents more of a sacrifice a donor than many times that amount would for many who will or read this story The collection mostly in nickels and dimes was brought to the GlobeGazette office Friday by Charles Morris cook at the tran sient camp They Havent JEprgotten It isnt much he said almost apologetically But I hope and the other boys hope that it will indicate to the good people of this commun ity that even in adversity our LEAVE HOMES TO ESCAPE FLOODS 300 Residents of Montrose Cal Warned as Heavy Rains Fall LAST SHOWING Great Expectations Christ mas cheer benefit play will be shown at the Cecil theater for the last time Friday night Curbing War Profits Their Aim Gen Hugh S Johnson former NRA administrator and Ber nard Baruch New York financier are shown as they lelt the white house after a conference nith President Roosevelt concerning his plans to study means of taking the profits out of war Baruch was named to head the group to formulate possible legislation designed to achieve this goal Johnson is to assist him Associated i LOS ANGELES Cal Dec 14 i a torrential rain falling in I yet the Sierra Madre Mountains 15 miles north of Los Angeles county flood control authorities today or dered more than 300 residents of Montrose to evacuate their homes and get to safety at once The MontroseLa Crescenta area where the 193d New Years day storm caused more than 30 deaths and property damage running into thousands of dollars today exper ienced the heaviest rainfall since a storm crowded into southern Cal ifornia last Tuesday J R Mimi deputy flood control engineer warned residents a wall of water was rushing down Pickens canyon the mouth of which is only a short distance from the main streets of Montrose Pickens canyon was one of those in the foothill area that experienced forest fires last spring the slopes being denuded of vegetation and making the region an easy prey for flood waters in the event of heavy rains homeless men havent forgotten what the Christmas season means to a boy or a girl If we have contributed even a little bit toward attaining your goal of 51200 all of us will feel more than repaid for the sacrifice of a bag of tobacco or something of that sort that our little gift has entailed Recall Happy Christmas Most of us can remember some happy Christmas seasons in our own lives It is out of the past that many of us will draw for our happi ness this particular Christmas We want the children of Mason City to have some happy memories too The staff of the local transient unit joined with the transients to raise their total to S530 Reports reach the GlobeGazette of several funds being built among office employes school classes church groups and the like An al most 100 per cent response among clubs of the community seems as sured Would Assure Success Now said the director of the fund Friday if the individual giv ers will only take their cue from the generous contribution from this transient group probably least able of any group ot give the suc cess of the campaign stands as sured Contributions may be brought to the GlobeGazette office Or mailed to the Christmas Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Mason City No empty stockings in Mason City this Christmas No gift too large and none too small These are the twin slogans of the campaign Have YOU done YOUR part ILLINOIS WOMAN STILL YAWNING Affliction Broken Occasion ally by Fitful Sleep In duced by Drugs ROUND GROVE 111 Dec 14 fPl little western Illinois hamlet today basked in nationwide publicity because Mrs Harold McKee 35 has yawned continuously since 4 oclock Sunday afternoon Her affliction has been broken only occasionally by fitful sleep in duced by drugs administered by Dr H L Pettit Morrison her family physician After examining Mrs McKee this morning Dr Fettit pronounced her condition unchanged except that she now can take somewhat more nour ishment and is no longer in danger from starvation The afflicted woman has been un able to sleep or eat except when given relief by the physician She can eat only as she slips into or out of the drug induced stupor The Mckees live in abject pov erty They are without resources and depend upon federal relief for their livelihood Because of wide publicity Dr Pet tit is being deluged withtelephone calls and telegrams regarding his patient So many have they become that the physician now refuses to answer either WANTS PROBE OF JARNEGIN DEATH LOS ANGELES Dec 14 Charging that her song writing husband Jerry Jarnegin was mur dered the night of Aug 19 Irene Franklin former musical comedy star today announced she would de mand a new investigation of death which a coroners jury clared to be a suicide the de All Work Together OKLAHOMA CITY DC 14 Three doctors and a thief operated simultaneously at general hospital While the surgeons were busy on a patient a pickpocket extracted S64 from their street clothes hung in an adjoining room Floods of Wine at 10 Cents a Gallon to Help Run Autos PARIS Dec 14 of wine going at a price equivalent to 10 cents a gallon will help run Frances automobiles in order to stabilize the wine market Premier Pierre Flandin after forcing through a bill to buy the wheat surplus started the chamber of deputies on a plan to buy 14 000000 liters 3698000 gallons of surplus wine which would be trans formed into alcohol at a cost of about 214 cents a liter Three Bank Robbers Seize Loot TOLEDO Dec 14 robbers escaped with more than today after holding up two employes of the Woodville Ohio State Savings bank near here Removal of Big Snow Costs Iowa DES MOINES Dec 14 WI W H Root of the Iowa highway commission estimated removal of snow from Iowa primary highways since the recent storm cost approx imately BONES CHILDS SLIPPER FOUND Confessed Slayer of Gir Mumbles and Taps Head With Fingers NEW YORK Dec 14 number of human bones aiid a childs slipper were found by search ers in Westchester county today as police questioned in the lineup here Alfred H Fish 68 confessed slayer of Grace Budd 10 year old girl who disappeared six years ago slipper was of the sandal type and in it were round a number of small bones Dr Amos 0 Squire Westchester county medical examiner said after the bones had been found that he believed there was a sufficient num ber to reconstruct a skeleton Au thorities also on the slipper as a quick means of identification in order to satisfy the legal require ment of establishing the corpus delicti in the case They planned to bring it to New York to have mem bers of the family identify it as a slipper worn by Grace when she dis apeared Meanwhile Fisk sat in his cell at police headquarters mumbling in coherently and tapping his head with the tips of his fingers Police said the prisoner father of six children spent a sleepless night A sandwich that was placed in his cell at a m was left un touched 15 Inmates of Iowa Prison Get Paroles DES MOINES Dec 14 The state board of parole has granted Christmas presents in the form of paroles to 15 prisoners in the state penitentiary DWB Dont Woit BUY 8 Shoppinq Days til Christmas INFANT OF SLAIN CHINA RESCUED Found Alive After Death of Parents at Hands of Brigands SHANGHAI Dec 14 re port from Tsingteh said tonight that little Helen Priscilla Stam three months old daughter of the murdered American missionaries Mr and Mrs J C Stam had been found alive and was being taken to Wuhu mission headquarters The report Of the finding of the baby was relayed here from Wuhu Wuhu reported that the Rev Mr George Birch of Canada a member of the China inland mission and sta tioned near Tsingteh had the in fant and was carrying it safely There was no indication as to the health of the child Assured of Best Care Whatever the babys condition It is assured of the best medical at tention for the entire staff of the American Methodist Episcopal for eign board mission hospital at Wuhu under the direction of Dr Robert Brown awaits the childs arrival It came into the world at that hospital Sept 11 by a Caesarian operation It was not immediately indicated how therecue Bad been made al though It was known that govern ment troops were in pursuit of the bandits who raided the city of Tsingteh murdered the babys par ents and presumably kidnaped the child Bodies on Battlefield The bodies of the young Stams were found deserted on a battlefield 15 miles from Tsingteh Other missionaries in three south ern provinces were reported to be evacuating their stations A letter written by Stam shortly before his death disclosed that he and his family were held for a ran som of 20000 Chinese silver dollars about Stam was a native of Paterson N J while his wife tho daughter of missionaries was born in China Others Safe Mr and Mrs E A Kofield of Bend Ore reported to have disap peared at about the time the Stams were abducted are safe a tele gram to the China inland mission said They are at Tunki until con ditions have settled Under instructions from Wash ington a Peiping dispatch said Clarence Gauss charge daffaires of the American legation made further representations to Nanking and Anhwei provincial authorities He urged renewed efforts to rescue the Stam baby and arrest the culprits A spokesman for the foreign of fice of the national government said the kidnapers of the couple were murderers and bandits and not Chinese communists as once reported Survivors of Ship Rescued in Heavy Sea 12 Lives Reported as Lost in Capsizing of Lifeboat NEW YORK Dec 14 Mackay radio reported receipt of a message from the liner Ascania stating that all survivors of the oundcring British steamer Usworth were rescued today in heavy seas n midAtlantic Apparently 12 lives had been lost in the tragedy All of them went down when a lifeboat from the Bel ian steamer Jean Jadot capsized Two of the dead were definitely known to have been of the capsized boat only two were rescued The lean Jadot reported that the two were the only survivors they had aboard TheAscania radioed that there were 18 survivors from the Usworth aboard her The Usworth was reported to bave had a crew of 30 The Usworth sent out distress calls before dawn and was answered by the Jean Jadot and the Cunarder Ascania the latter standing by to lower her own boats shortly after the Jean Jadots crew made its res cue STATE TO BLAME SKULL FRACTURE Supplies Hauptmann Counsel With Theory of Lindy Baby Slaying TRENTOff N J Dec M The prosecution as directed by Su preme Court Justice Thomas W Trenchard today supplied counsel for Bruno Richard Hauptmann with its theory as to how the Lindbergh baby met his death in the famous kidnaping The state contends that the cause of the death of Charles A Lindbergh Jr was a fracture of the skull and the result of extern al violence the states answer said Attorney General David T Wil eutz chief of the staff that will prosecute the Lindbergh kidnap slaying suspect Hauptmann issued the brief answer which covers the last of the 12 questions propounded j Jaa VjCtS SAYS HE ESCAPED FROM GANGSTER ExConvict Informer Helc After Story of Finding Alvin Karpis JOLIET 111 Dec 14 man who identified himself as Alfred Geonia a former convict and in former in the Kansas state peni tentiary at Landing was held a the county jaii today after telling authorities he escaped from Alvin Karpis widely hunted as a law breaker and iwo companions after he had been drugged by Karpis Karpis is sought as one of the men involved in the kidnaping of Edward G Bremer of St Paul Geonia was taken to a hospital last night and later removed to the jail after he staggered into Georgia Ruabs roadhousp near Plainfield apparently suffering from the ef fects of some drugs or poison He first gave the name of Jack Moxey a federal agent but later asserted he recently accepted his release from the Kansas prison Told to Go to Chicago The prisoner said that after his release he went to the department of justice at Kansas City at the suggestion of E M Stubblffield assistant warden of the Kansas prison There he said he was told to go to Chicago to look for Karpis He raid he proceeded to Elgin near where he met two men in a roadhouse whose names he gave as Clyde Nemerick and Fred Parker They told him he asserted to walk out to a certain road and that they would pick him up in a car When they met him he said Karpis was with them 1usiied Out of Car Karpis went to a saloon and bought him a drink And then all four men drove away Later he be came ill and Karpis pushed him out of the machine after accusing him of being a stool pigeon The sheriffs office said two fed eral men came from Chicago to question the prisoner but D M Lacld acting director of the depart ment of at Chicago dis claimed any knowledge of the man describing his story as fantastic BAKER REMARK IN 1917 TOLD TO SENATE INQUIRY Old Hickory Powder Mill Made Large Profits With No Risk By NATHAN ROBERTSON WASHINGTON Dec 14 ierre S du Pont told the senate munitions committee today that Newton T Baker then secretary of war plainly indicated to him in November 1917 that he considered Ihe du Pont Powder Company a species of outlaws because of the terms the concern had insisted on building a government powder factory Naturally I resented the re mark du Pont said as he leaned forward earnestly to explain to the committee details of the prelimin ary negotiations for construction of the powder plant at Old Hickory Tenn which was delayed some months after Baker cancelled the original conctract Alger Hiss investigator for tho senate committee planned to stress the contention that the du Fonts powder manufacturers bargained with the government for months during the World war over the con struction of the plant and that af ter they built it at government cost it made over in a few weeks Deprived of Munitions He indicated he would emphasize that while the negotiations were go ing on the government then at war was deprived of the munitions the plant would make But du Pont oificiala contended sharply that the picture drawn by Hiss was misleading They said they managed the construction of the 585000000 plant for a payment of and operated it for a royalty of 3 cents on every pound of am munition produced This netted about but was paid back to the government under the excess profits tax the company officials said Subsidiary of du Ponr This left S474510 for the du Pont subsidiary that handled the pro ject but company officials said only 5275000 of this ever reached the parent organization because the government refused to allow 5200 000 spent in a bonus to employes On the other hand the commit tee contended the contract carried no risk for the du Fonts because Turn In Puec 2 Oilimni 2 Australian House Passes Measure to Aid Flyers Widow CANBERRA AustraliaDec 14 house of representatives passed a bill today making a grant of 5000 pounds approximately to Mrs Charles T P Ulm whose husband has been miss ing for ten days on a transPacific flight Although Ulm carried 5000 pounds in life insurance supporters of the measure said this would be needed to settle his liabilities The flight was sponsored by the govern ment The measure was sent to the sen ate for action 20 Puppies Born to German Police Dog LANCASTER Pa Dec 14 Twenty puppies were born to Pal1 a German police dog owned by Sergt Earl Colson The litter one ot j charges the largest known locally took two Christmas Candy Candied plums and cranberries for the little ones stockings Fudge and chocolate bars for the young grownups to nibble on French burnt almonds and stuffed prunes for the older youngsters The sweet tooth is a universal taste that knows no age limit and Christmas is the time to pander to it The booklet Candy Recipes contains instructions for making 144 differ ent kinds of candies Use coupon enclosing 6c to cover cost and post days to arrive j Colson said the father of the lit ter is Rex son of the canine movie star RinTinTin by the defense in its demand for a bill of particulars on the murder indictment against Hauptmann Actress Seeks Divorce LOK ANGELES Dec 14 June Knight actress filed suit for divorce Thursday against Paul Ames wealthy New York broker just 13 days after their wedding in j Chicago of Waiting for Duck HIAWATHA Kans Dec 14 iTi Friedell 7 had been pa tiently watching his mother fatten a duck intended for thoir Christmas dinner Yesterday she found the lad bending over the dead bird a rifle iu his hand I got tired of waiting Jack explained The Mason City GlobeGazelle Information bureau Frederic Huskin director Washington C I enclose 6c in coin careful ly wrapped for the booklet on Candy Recipes Namo Street City State Mail to Washington D C ;