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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 15, 1934, Mason City, Iowa HIP iHLDN E R i I S M EM fi i P T OF 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 151934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 56 Only Wall of Secrecy Administration Not Revealing Plans for Session By HERBERT PLTJMMER ASHINGTON Dec 15 dom before has such a wall of secrecy been thrown up around a n administra tions plans for a coming session of congress at present With the open ing of the seven tyfourth c o n gress almost at hand there ig practically no formation avail able on official plans and the presidents messages Theres even a dearth of Authentic gossip in so called inside circles as to what might be expected The boys back stage either dont know what the future has in store or if they do are keeping it to themselves When Mr Roosevelt returned to the capital from Warm Springs the corps of Washington correspondents went to the White house almost en masse to attend the presidents first press conference They had hopes that Mr Roosevelt would loosen up a bit and give them some intimation of what was going on They got exactly nothing The president merely smiled at their questions and displayed intense in terest in the new white house ex ecutive offices Correspondents in Dark Even cabinet members and others of the new deal hierarchy have clamped down on the news at their press conferences Since these con ferences are the chief sources of Washington news the correspon dents have been left completely in the dark Everyone knows that the situa ion was gone into thoroughly dur AtWarm RMo atrinimtojf rpooi ducktoga like at the white house in Geor gia a terrific amount of work was done by Mr Roosevelt and those of his aideswho visited him nothing being said about it however No Leaks On Messages It is believed generally that the president himself decreed silence During his sojourn at Warm Springs there was a lot of talking done by new dealers here as to what they planned to do in one way or an other Gossip has it these men were told bythe president as one after an other conferred with him in Georgia to pipe that he didnt want the newspapers saying what he was going to say before be had even de cided whether hed say it Two important messages are in the process of preparation The first is the one on the state of the un ion to be delivered to congress in person on the opening day of the session and the other is the all important message on tie budget The president is particularly anx ious that there be no leaks on these two messages or that there be any thing written about them gleaned from eavesdropping Urge Highway Patrol DES MOINES Dec 15 Chiefs of police of Iowa cities in session here urged a state highway patrol to promote safety and de manded more teeth in laws regulat ing beer parlors FORECAST JIOWA Unsettled possibly rain or snow Saturday night i Sunday mostly cloudy some what colder MINNESOTA Unsettled ipossibly light snow along Lake Superior somewhat cooler in northwest porfcon Saturday night Sunday mostly cloudy colder IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 28 Minimum in Night 17 At 8 A M Saturday 28 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO Dec 15 er outlook for the period Decem ber 17 to 22 For the region of the Great Lakes much cloudiness rather frequent precipitation Tem peratures near normal except prob colder within latter half For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valley and the north trn and central great plains One r two precipitation periods likely lempreatures mostly near normal colder weather may occur Within latter half 2 BOUND TO GRAND JURY IN RAIDS Roosevelts Plans for 1935 Begin to Unfold COMPROMISE ON POWER BATTLE SEEN AS LIKELY President Says Industry Agrees Rates Must Be Reasonable WASHINGTON Dec is President Rosevelts plans and hopes for 1935 began to unfold in more detail today topped by a dis closure that talks are in progress which if successful would extenc the celebrated governmentbusiness peace pact to much of the vast power industry Though only two weeks ago a plan of power interests to fight the Tennessee valley authority and its public yardstick was in the head lines the white house disclosed that certain leaders of the industry have been conferring with the president recently Squeeze Out Water The president said yesterday that officers of private power companies had expressed agreement that any water found in capital structure should be squeezed yut and rates reduced accordingly to yield a rea sonable return on what was found to be fair capitalization He did not name these officers and no statement was forthcoming immediately from any power men The Washington Post interpreted I Christmas Comes Early for Children 1Jrr paper said word had reached it that the Edison Electric an as sociation of utilities has now no in tention of filing its proposed suit to test the constitutionality of the TVA Chairman of Company Floyd Carlise chairman of the Niagara and Hudson company is the latest of a series of power men to visit the white house He talked with Mr Roosevelt yesterday It was also disclosed that the president talked the day before with Wendell Wilkie president of the Common wealth and Southern and Preston Arkwright president of the Georgia Power company Mr Roosevelt said these three were working with him on friendly terms In his remarks on power Mr Roosevelt appeared to favor the purdent investment policy of de termining proper capitalization rather than the reproduction cost or other methods Attacked by Power Men TVA has been attacked by power men coal producers and other op ponents as unconstitutional and an unwarranted encroachment on the field of private enterprise The white house has taken the stand that the TVA experiment will pro ceed with the government welcom Turn to Iage 2 column 6 SEEKS HELP FOR YAWNING WOMAN Doctor Says Mrs McKee in Need of Hospital or Trained Nurse ROUND GROVE HI Dec 15 S appeal was made to the na tion today by Dr H L Pettitt of Morrison In behalf of Mrs Harold McKee 35 of Round Grove who has been yawning since 4 p m last Sun day It would be a big help if we could provide a trained nurse to care for her or place her in a hos pital he said Local agencies have just about exhausted their resources in pro viding care for her he added Has Restless Night Mrs McKee spent a restless night and was delirious part of the time the physician said The patient told attendants that she was tired and exhausted when she awakened this morning but Dr Pettit explained that such a feeling frequently is the effect of drugin duced sleep His patients life is not threaten ed Dr Pettit said unless her ail ment is the forerunner of some brain disease SemiSolid Diet Mrs McKee is on a diet of semi solids because she cannot masticate solids due to her continuous yawns which came at the rate of 9 to 12 per minute today More than 2200 letters and tele grams were received today their advice ranging from witchcraft to scientific suggestions Nearly 3000 children got an early taste of Christmas at the annual party held by the American Le gion and auxiliary Saturday afternoon at the armory They are shown as they gathered for the afternoons entertainment All the children in the city in the fourth grade and under were invited to the affair Leslie Whipple secretary of the American Legion post is standing in the background and Mrs Arthur Lodehoff of Clinton state president of the auxiliary js at the risrbt Lock Photo Kayenay Graphic Account of Shipwreck Is Told in Message Rescue Steamer in Danger Report Says 12 Lost Another 17 NEW YORK Dec 15 graphic account of the foundering of the British steamer Uswortb in which was pictured exhausted sea men of the TJsworth tossed into the wild seas and choking on oil re leased from rescue ships to calm the water was received in a wire less message to the Radio Marine corporation today The message senUfrom the res cue steamer Jean Jadot placed the number of men lost at 12 two from the Jean Jadots lifeboat crew and 10 from the Usworth Advices to CunardWhite Star line from the liner Ascania reported 17 lost Jean Jadot in Danger It is a terrible tragedy stated the message which made known for the first time that the Jean Jadot itself was in great danger when a heavy cargo of machinery shifted as it raced through mountainous seas to the Usworths side So weakened were the seamen aboard the TJsworth the wireless stated that they were unable to hold lines tossed to the deck or throw back lines to the Jean Jadot daringly maneuvered within a few feet of the sinking freighter by Cap tain Sadi Gonthier Drama Packed Phrases In drama packed phrases the tale of the midAtlantic rescue was told in these words picked up by radio marine The Jean Jadots lifeboat was in charge of Second Officer Jules Le Blanc who was assisted by Fourth Officer Lambert Lambert was drowned Capt Sadi Gonthier of Jean Jadot maneuvered her bow within a few feet of the Usworths stern The Usworths crew was too weak to throw lines aboard the Jean Jadot Dumps Oil on Water When the lifeboat from the Jean Jadot was swamped the liner As cania standing by had dumped hundreds of tons of oil on the wa ter to aid the rescue The message went on to relate how the Usworths men weak and cold were thrown into the water and drowned choking in fuel oil alongside of us Seismographs Record Severe Earthshocks BOMBAY India Dec 15 Two severe earth shocks were rec orded on a seismographs here today Tom a distant center believed to be n mountainous Tibet on the other of the Himalayan range The first shock was registered at a m and the second at 1 p m OF HIS WIPEBUT OH THAT SPITTOON CHICAGO Dec 15 Thaddeus Slawinski didnt mind losing his that brass spittoon was a differentmatter But I want my spittoon Thaddeus told Judge Rudolph Desort after his wife Bernice had been granted a divorce a month in alimony and custody of their child He means the cuspidor and he cant have it said Mrs Slaw inski firmly Just what Mrs Slawinski do you want with a cuspidor asked the judge I never did want it she re plied I sold it Thaddeus left the courtroom dejected TWO MEN DIE IN ELECTRIC CHAIR Dittman Boulan Pay With Lives for Slaying of Chicago Officer CHICAGO tec 15 men Walter Dittman 28 and Her man Boulan 36 died in the electric chair early today for the slayingof Policeman Earl M Jensen Their deaths bring to seven the total of cop killers executed in the last two years in Chicagos grim drive against the slayers of her law officers In the last hours of his life Bou lan expressed forgiveness for his accomplice but to the last Dittman remained adamant to shift blame for the brutal slaying to the shoul ders of the other Jensen an officer in suburban Oak Park was shot when he ap proached an automobile to question the pair concerning a robbery Sept 1 Through Town by Burning Wax Brought Under Control After Threatening to Raze Whole Village ELMSFORD N Y Dec 15 T A fire sent flowing through the streets by burning wax was brought under control early today after it threatened general destruc tion to this village Twelve buildings were five of them ten other roof fires were extinguished but the very center of the village escaped unscathed Fire Chief Harvey Dun nigan estimated damage at 000 In Colonial Hall The fire started in old Colonial hall housing the Elmsford wax works and spread on the splutter ing wax that poured forth to the adjoining Valley sjtream hotel on Main street beside the Saw Mill river From the hotel the blaze went through two apartment one fivestory and the other three a private home between them All five buildings were des troyed About 20 families were driven out into the bitter cold All escaped in jury Hot Wax Flows Apparatus from 12 neighboring towns succeeded in quelling the blaze Hot wax poured into the streets from the wax factory clogging the hoses and hampering the work of firemen who were called from all surrounding towns Elmsford is in Westchester county about 25 miles north of New York City The blaze broke out about 1 a m the first call for outside help was broadcast at 2 a m and the second at 4 a m as the fire raced on to its height Study Plan to Mobilize Industry If War Comes BURGLARS SHUT OFF TOWN FROM OUTSIDE WORLD Loot Bank as Gunmen Dare Residents to Leave Homes WILLARD Ohio Dec 15 gang of 11 or more burglars shut the nearby village of North Fair field off from the outside world early today set off seven booming charges of high explosive in the vil lage bank and escaped with loot es timated at by C D Harvey president of the bank The gang came into town shortly before 2 a m and working leisure ly did not leave until a m During this time all residents were kept in their houses by gun men who dared them to come out and attempt to stop the burglary James Garrett a carpenter stepped out on his back porch and seven shots were fired in his direc tion Members of the gang placed barn doors over the front windows of the hank a frame structure to screen their activities With pieces of the vault and sections of the bank wall the doors were blown into the street Pieces of the vault were found 100 feetaway from the bank The gangsters carefully and de liberatelycutalltelephone wires and electric light wires in the vi lage before entering the bank The sheriffs office in Norwalk said that at least seven charges were set off in the bank The build ing was wrecked North Fairfield has a population of approximately 800 Little More Than Week to Hit Goal Cheer Fund Has Over of It Needs Previously Reported Kiddies Friend 200 Tusalata club 150G A Friend 300 Delta Alpha Class Con gregational Church 3000 H E S 100 Round Table Club 250 Woodrovv Wilson P T A 500 Juanita Camp No 476 Royal Neighbors of America 300 Trinity Washington Cir cle 200 Kill Kare Klub 200 Employes oj Northwest Savings Bank 1000 Modern Woodmen of America No 709 500 Cecil Theater Benefit 2123 Supposed Suicide of Jarnegin Investigated Secretly for 2 Weeks LOS ANGELES Dec 15 For two weeks the supposed suicide of Jerry Jarnegin has been secret ly investigated by the criminal complaints committee of the Los Angeles county grand jury sources close to the investigators disclosed today This revelation followed closely a claim by the widow Irene Frank lin that the song composer was murdered Miss Franklin musical comedy star indicated private de tectives have been working on the case Jarnegin was shot last Aug 19 during a gay dinner party in his Hollywood home Liquor Board Chief May Be Prosecuted for Gift of Seals CEDAR RAPIDS Dec 15 Linn County Attorney G K Thomp son says if I should find that Mr Cooper Chairman Harold M Coop er of the Iowa liquor commission violated the law he would be dealt with in the same manner as any other law violator Thompson referred to Coopers gift of 200 liquor commission seals to J Le Roy Farmer Cedar Rapids canning factory president who is charged with illegal sale of intoxi cating liquor and operating a gam bling house The seals were found in a police raid atFarmers plant Referring to Coopers action Thompson said he intends to inves tigate the facts in the law New Total ITH just a bit more than a week to go the Christ mas Cheer fund Saturday had hit its stride and the goal while a long way off appeared to be well within the range of bilities While it was hoped that the Saturday night total would stand at This hope was based on a more generous at tendance at Great Expectations the Dickens classic portrayed on the screen at the Cecil as a benefit performance The production was what Tom Arthur might allude to as an ar tistic success but a financial flop Less Than Expenses Despite its extensive promotion it drew considerably less than is re quired to pay expenses at the the WASHINGTON Dec 15 tPA secret plan in the possession of the United States army designed to mo bilize industry in the event of an other war engaged the attention of the senate munitions committee today A contention has been made to the committee that under this plan industry already has arranged to forego any inflated war profits Members of the committee dispute this and the investigators called an executive meeting for today to de cide whether public disclosure of the plans details would jeopardize national defense Military strategists contend it would There were indications that Secretary Dern had promised the committee complete access to tie departments secret plans but de clined to accept responsibility for their disclosure Some foreign gov ernments are said to have shown in terest in this phase of the investiga tion on the possibility something of military value to them might come to light Committee members say the army plans would not take profits out of war but would make large profits for industrial organizations possi ble The contention of investigators that under these plans each major Tnrn to Fane 2 llitmn i BENEFIT DANCE A dance at popular prices for the benefit of the Christmas Cheer Fund will be staged at the Denison club Wednesday night Dec 19 with Cards well known orchestra contributing the mu sic Every cent taken in will be turned to the fund An enjoyable evening and a donation to a wor thy cause are the two birds for you in this instance THREE GET FINES AND ONE AND COSTS Federal State County City Officers Work Here and Lake Mason City and Clear Lake felt the first stroke of the enforcement arm of the Iowa liquor commission Saturday morningfollowing raids Friday night when 25 federal state county and city officials swooped down upon a dozen night clubs and eating places in the county for a complete investigation of alleged liquor law violations Two men were bound to the grand jury charged with illegal possession of intoxicating liquor three were fined S100 and costs on charges of possession of improperly labeled liquor one was fined and costs on a charge of intoxication and one case was dismissed by Stanley L Haynes justice of the peace be fore whom all cases were tried No Evidence In Severn In several of the establishments raided in the downtown section Mason City no evidence of law vio lation was found The commission has issued or ders that drinking in public places must be stopped said R C Reko state agent Saturday morning Not only patrons in places violat ing liquor laws but the proprietors also will be arrested and charged with maintaining liquor nuisances Billy Schoeber proprietor ot Bililys Casino Clear Lake was first to have his hearing He was bound to the grand jury when he waived preliminary hearing on aCharge of illegal possession He was re leased on a bond Raiding officers obtained a fifth of blackberry brandy a fifth of gin a fifth of whisky a quart of whis ky a pint of whisky and a number of whisky glasses during the raid Was AVithout Permit John Radio patron at Lehigh Row restaurant on Twentyfilth street northwest formerly the Out skirts Barbecue was bound to tile grand jury when he pleaded not guilty to a charge of illegal posses sion of intoxicating liquor Radio who became 21 years old Friday stated that the liquor which was a sealed bottle of stale liquor store Turn In 1 Column II ater for the three day showing and the listed above is in reality Mr Arthurs own contribution to the fund This constitutes one little revers al Against it however has been a number of lucky breaks Some of the generous gifts listed above come under this head A number of organizations have telephoned in reports of their au thorization of contributions to the funds To escape bookkeeping diffi culties however it has been decided to list no donations in the daily table until they are actually available for Mrs Blaises Christmas Cheer in vestment Receipt Friday a gift S530 from the homeless men in the Ma son City transient camp has had the effect of stirring a number of individuals to action Thus far there has been too much of a ten dency to place the whole burden on group giving Spare Their fllire If these men without homes and without jobs can spare a part of their mite to bring a cheery Cbrist mastide to the needy of Mason City one man expressed himself it would seem to me that we who are more fortunately situated even though not affluent ought to be abf to do our part The fund enters the final week with just a little more than to be raised Can it be done The answer to that rests pretty much with YOU Mr and Mrs and Master and Miss Reader Contributions large or small should be sent to the Christmas Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa Austria to Protest German Slaying of 2 Frontier Guards VIENNA Dec 15 Aus trian government was considering of an Austrian frontier patrol by al Germany today concerning the shooting to death of two members of an austrian frontier patrol by al leged Austrian Legion men from Germany An official announcement said the patrol was suddenly confronted by three men who opened fire with out warning near the AustroGer man border in the vicinity of Erl The patrolmen said the an nouncement were not even able to remove their own rifles from the shoulder straps The foreign office stated how ever that confusion still existed concerning the circumstances of the encounter CANNED FOODS Canned foods are being used more widely now than ever before and the prospect is that they will corne into still greater use Hence this booklet with its more than 200 recipes for preparing various dishes from canned vegetables seafood and other foods is something every housewife should have It is the first thing you will want for you will consult it even before you do your ordering from the grocer In sending for a copy enclose 8c in coin to cover cost and handling Use coupon Shoppinq Days til Christmas Indiana Bank Robbed of by 3 Men LAPAZ Ind Dec 15 Farmers State bank of Lapaz was i robbed of by three bandits this morning The men escaped in j an automobile driving northward in the direction of South Bend after firing one shot The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose 6c in coin careful ly wrapped for the booklet on Recipes for Canned Foods Street City State Mail to Washington D C ;