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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 16, 1932, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPX ASSOCIATED PHE6S LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 16 1932 FAPEU CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 59 Regulation for Income Conservative Solon Offers Radical Scheme By CHARLES P STEWART A 3 HI N G T ON Dec 16 CPA Mar vel M Logan of Kentucky is re garded in con gress as a thor oughly safe old school democrat Indeed he says himself that he i s conservative I suppose he told me the other day that I am naturally a tory Nevertheless he continued ru minatively our present industri al system seems to me to embody an element of grave injustice On the one side an industry should yield a fair return to labor On the other side it should yield a fair return to the capital invested in it But in addition to these two fair shares In ordinarily prosper ous times the average successful industry yields a very large third for tho life of me T never have been able to see what right capital has to take that also Why said the Kentuckian ar gumentatively should not each in dustry of sufficient proportions for example to be engaged in inter state trade be required to incor porate under federal law and then be subjected to such regulation as to limit its ownership to a reason able profit Go To Government Over and above labors fair share and capitals fair percentage Turn to 1nffe 2 Column B OFFERlWPLAN wjNWftGtCUTS Brotherhoods Again Suggest One Year Extension of Present Plan CHICAGO Dec 16 new proposal that the present tempor ary rnilway wage cut of 10 per cent be extended for a year from Jan 31 1933 was made by the brotherhoods today in their joint conference with railroad executives In this offer they suggested that after Dec 1 1933 either executives or employes might be free to pro pose a new extension of the tempor ary deduction The reply delivered by Alexander F Whitney president of the train mens brotherhood and spokesman for all labor said the committee of managers had taken the position of repudiating not only the wisdom of the agreement made by the rail road presidents committee last January but also the good faith of that agreement Under the current agreement the basic wage rates established in 1026 and suspended during the de duction period would be reinstated nt its termination The nine oper ating vice presidents conferring here have served notice that they intend to proceed soon tinder the railway labor act to reduce the bas ic rates and that during negotia tions the deduction remain in ef fect The latest proposal of each side had been virtually a repetition of its last previous proposal Labors was less liberal In proposingto ad vance the date of future negotia tions but conceded the carriers an opportunity to propose a further extension of its next winter AUNT NET By Robert Quillen The idea o that lazy Jim talkin about bringin home the bacon He wouldnt take it home if it was give to him unless it was still on four feet so it could walk DEPUTY SLAIN NEAR WATERLOO Girl Leads Man Into Trap for Masked Holdups OLGA GOMEZ 19 AIDED HUSBAND ROB PETE GAZES Confessions Obtained by Police Tbree Being Held Olga Gomez 19 year old bride of last April wanted to go home to her mother at Peoria 111 But Olga and her husband Albert Gomez 18 they lived at 824 Van Buren ave nue southwest didnt have the money for the trip so they decided to turn robbers Friday morning after they had signed confessions admitting hold ing up slugging and robbing Pete Gazes 631 Adams avenue south west Olga stood clinging to her husband while be his face white and drawn put his arms around her tried to quiet her sobs With them was 17 year old Joe Thomas 832 Tyler avenue southwest a cousin of Gomez who also admit ted a part in the holdup Kevealed Their Names Police called shortly after 7 oclock Thursday evening rushed to the scene of the holdup where they arrested Olga standing on a nearby corner They took her to the sta tion where after an intensive ques tioning she admitted her part and revealed the names of the two men Gomez was arrested at his home about 8 oclock and Thomas was ar rested at his home about oclock the following Full written confessions were ob tained Friday morning from the trio According to the story reveal ed in the documents Olga went to Gazes place of business 702 Sixth street southwest where she talked with him She left and went to a nearby grocery where he followed her Ied to Ambushed Men Together they went to the home of Elizabeth Rogers 618 Adams avenue southwest but decided they did not want to stay there accord ing to the confession of Olga who said she then led Gazes past the corner of Sixth street and Adams avenue southwest where the am bushed men pounced out their faces masked Gomez held the gun on Gazes while Thomas went through his pockets Gomez stated Then Gomez hit Gazes twice on the head with his gun fired a shot at a Negro watching from across the street and fled according to Gomez All three waived to the grand jury at police court Friday morn ing on hcarges of robbery with ag gravation Their bonds were set at each ROOSEVELT ON ANOTHER TRIP Work All Finished at Albany PresidentEIect Goes to New York ALBANY N Y Dec 16 The press of his own states and New York Citys financial problems behind him PresidentBlect Roose velt went traveling again today Mr Roosevelts program called for departure on an early afternoon train for New York to a dinner and oarty for democratic workers in the last campaign later going to his Hyde Park home for the weekend At Hyde Park he may sign the bills passed by the state legislature yes terday bringing relief to hard pressed New York City by permit ting economies to be undertaken to the extent of 540000000 There was a hopeful note ring ing in his ears today after what probably was his Jast state cabinet meeting yesterday before he goes out of office in two weeks He said the meeting showed that the state had been able to turn hack 510000000 of the 5130000000 appropriated for state operation last year and the same amount this year Wed in North Iowa Seeks Reno Divorce RENO Nov Dec 16 vorce complaints filed today in cluded one by Norma Harvey Paine vs Charles R Paine of El Paso Tex They were married in Gold field Iowa Wright county June 17 1924 Cruelty was charged FUGITIVE ARRESTED Robert S Burns was arrest ed in Newark N J as a fugi tive from a Georgia chain gang Associated Press Independence for Philippines in 14 Years Is Adopted Senate Decision Made After Reconsideration of Eight Year Measure WASHINGTON Dec 16 The senate today approved an amendment to the HawcsCutting bill granting independence to the Philippines in 14 years The decision was by a viva voce vote It came after ah amendment pre viously approved and calling for in dependence in eight years had been reconsidered and defeated 45 to 31 Party Lines Split On that vote 24 republicans voted with 21 democrats to defeat the proposal while 16 republicans 14 democrats and one farmer labor were on the other side The disposal of the amendment for independence in 14 years paved the way for ultimate passage of tni legislation as it settled a contro versy over the heart of the bill Approve Norbcck Bill A favorable report on the Nor beck bill giving the secretary of agriculture power to adjust seed feed and crop production loans was ordered today by tho senate agri culture committee Crop production loans through 1933 from unexpended balances of the fund now being administered by the agriculture department were called for in a bill by Senator Cut ting R N Salesman Robbed of by Hitchhikers MILWAUKEE Dec 16 WAbleman of Wisconsin Rapids Wis salesman for the Central Life Insurance company of Des Moines told police today he had been robbed of by two hitchhikers who forced him to drive at the point of a revolver from Amherst Wis to Milwaukee Ableman told police he had col lected the money from policy hold ers Confessed Robber Is Taken to Ida Grove IDA GROVE Dec 16 wood Waddell 26 farmer near Aurelia who authorities said con fessed the robbory of the Galva bank was brought here today from Cherokee by County Attorney George H Clark Jr and Sheriff C H Dahlquist and placed in the coun ty jail until his hearing JAMES VARECHA BAD BOY WILL DIE FOR CRIMES CHICAGO Dec 16 Ignatius Varecha the 37 year old bad boy murderer and attacker of women was sentenced to die in the electric chair by Chief Justice John 1 Prystalaki in criminal court to day His execution was set for Feb 17 LEA WINE BILL REJECTED 149 BY COMMITTEE Senate Group Approves Measure to Protect Dry States WASHINGTON Dec 16 The house ways and means com mittee rejected the Lea wine bill today because of feeling it to be contrary to the eighteenth amend ment At the same time a committee of senators was agreeing on inclusion of protection for dry states in a proposed substitute for the contro verted amendment Chairman Collier of the house committee toW reporters the 14 to 9 vote against wino resulted from a belief that the alcoholic content in naturally fermented wines was in violation of the spirit of the eighteenth amendment Not Constitutional He felt the legalization of light wines would be held unconstitu tional He hoped to file with the house by tonight the formal committee report p the beer bill which is to be corSuered in the house next Tuesday After two days discussion a com mittee of the senate headed by Blaine of Wisconsin tentatively ap proved the following language to protect dry stateswantingto gtay i Suggested by Borah The transportation or Importa tion Into any state territory or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxi cating liquors In violation of the laws thereof is hereby prohibited The language was largely sug gested by Senator Borah R long a leader of the dry cause who has been fighting for protection for states which want to prohibit li quor The committee also discussed the possibility of including language to prevent return of the saloon but committee members said little progress had been made in this di rection Party lines divided on the wine vote in committee Ijtn Disappointed Notified of the committees ac tion Representative Lea D CaU head of the wine bloc said Nat urally we are disappointed We asked for modification of the Vol stead law only to the extent per missible under the eighteenth amendment and in harmony with the democratic platform in favor of modification not only as to beer but as to other liquors permissible under the eighteenth amendment He planned to confer with mem bers of the California delegation be fore determining upon the next move As to offering an amendment to the beer bill when it reaches the floor of the house next week he said there are pailiamentary tech nicalities that could prevent such action Chance in Senate Should we fail to get action on wine in the house there still is a chance of getting it inserted by the senate Lea said In the event we fail to get It legalized this session we will renew our efforts in the new congress Meanwhile Representative Rainey predicted the beer measure would be sent to the senate before the holidays A poll of the committee showed eight democrats and six republicans voted against the wine bill Five democrats and four repub licans voted for reportingthe measure Bureau Asks Permit to Destroy Useless Papers in Its Files WASHINGTON Dec 16 Before the veterans administration gets ridof some old papers that are cluttering up its files It must get congressional permission That was formally asked In a report In which Frank T Hincs ad ministrator requested that his de partment be allowed to destroy among other things a butcher shop order blank a funeral notice dry cleaning report and a statement concerning some lard purchased The request was referred to com mittees Merchandise Order Gift of Retailer This Is My Happiest Christmas Says One Donor Previously reported 27828 Previously reported merchancise Letter Carriers Ys Mens club Womans club McKlnley P T A Junior college Y A Byron Golberg Sam Ruizes Fortnightly club C D of A Amy and Lou Mrs Jano S Loomls Prlscilla club I K 3200 1000 750 nno 200 300 100 1000 200 500 100 100 309 100 Total S 30078 Still to ho raiser 5113922 Responding to the appeal for goods as well as for money to boost the GlobeGazette Christmas Cheer Fund Sam Raizes sent a letter good for In merchandise to the Cheer Fund editor Friday morn ing We are glad to receive donations of this type as well as cash said Mrs Mabel Blaise secretary of the Mason City Social Welfare league An order on merchandise makes It possible for us to take just what goods we need the most He Was Happy Donations from organizations con tinued to come in Friday for the Cheer Not so many gifts were Here Is what one of the anany mous donors this week said I am going to make this the happiest Christmas I believe I ever had We wont have so much as oth er years but it will be sufficient Best of all however will be the feeling as my wife and I and chil dren sit around the Christmas tree and open our presents that we have done something to help those who were facing despair Letter Carriers Help Donations to the fund received Friday included a 5lO check from the Harmony branch No 471 of the National Association of Letter Car riers and a check for from the Ys Mens club voted at Thursday nights meeting of the organization The Mason Cilv Womans club made a donation of The Junior college Y presented This is the second Junior college donation the Gazook club having previously subscribed The McKinley ParentTeachers association sent a check for 52 thru its treasurer Mrs Fred Mallo Two dollars also came from the Fort nightly club Another outoftown gift was received from A Byron Goldbers of St Anajrar A note came with the notation from Amy and Lou and was voted by the Cathollcpaushters of American at a meeting Thursday night Three dollars In currency was brot to the GlobeGazette by the Priscilla club A note came in an envelope labeled I K and another from Mrs Jane S Loomis BURNED TRYING TO RESCUE GIRL Centerville Miner May Die of Burns Daughters and Wife Escape CENTERVILLE Dec 16 John Scott 40 a miner was prob ably burned fatally this morning when he attempted to rescue his 16 year old daughter who he believeci was trapped in their burning home Unknown to the father the wife nnd two daughters had escaped from the flames and had gone to neigh bors for assistance Scott fought his way upstairs and unable to find tho girl leaped to the ground Physicians said he could not live Mrs Scott and her children are in a hospital suffering from expos ure The house was destroyed 30 FooTFalfFataf to Sioux City Man SIOUX CITY Dec 16 30 foot fall from a tree which he was trimming proved fatal today to C E Stoffer 49 He died in an ambu lance while being taken to a hos pital with a fractured skull NEW DECEMBER COLD RECORD IS MADE FOR IOWA Mercury at 255 Below at Ledges Park 21 Below Here As winters icy reign continued over Iowa Friday extreme subzero temperatures reported to the Asso ciated Press blasted December thermometer readings which have stood unchallenged for eight years Two official temperatures were lower than the record December low taken Dec 28 1824 when the mercury slid down to 21 degrees below zero The official readingat Ledges state park near Boone was 255 be low zero Webster City reported 25 below Mason City had a seasons low of 21 below reported at the Amer ican Beet Sugar company plant just north of town while in the city the GlobeGazettes thermometer showed IS below DCS Molnes 15 Below At Charles City Waterloo At lantic and Humboldt the mercury dashed downward to within a point of the old record to register 20 be low It was 15 below in DCS Moines at 6 a m the mercury climbed slowly to reach 12 below at 9 a m and two degrees warmer another Uoyxjator spots touched by winters frosty fingers were Ottumwa 19 below Clinton 15 below Dubucjue 10 below Burlington below Sioux City Keokuk and Davenport 8 below and Council Bluffs 6 be low Prognoslicators said there would be unsettled weather with snow probably coming in the central and east portions Friday night and Sat urday and in the extreme west Fri day night Wanner With Snow With the snow there may be ris ing temperatures forecasters agreed although they qualified their predictions to include even more cold in the northwestern part of the state Shippers forecasts were zero for northwest southeast southwest and Des Molnes tonight In the northeast section It may go to 5 degrees below MOST OF U S COLD By ASSOCIATED PKESS The icy grip of winters advance attack held firmly in a large sec tion of the nation Friday with the east and the Great Plain states of the middlcwcst bearing the brunt of the suffering it entailed Temperatures ranging all the way from just above zero to 15 be low were common throughout the middlewest In Chicago where four persons were reported dead squat ters and other homeless were hard hit and emergency welfare workers Turn in Ianc i Colnmn A Christihias Seals You Gel More For Your Money When You Follow the GIFT SEEKERS GUIDE Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Dec will finally find a way to run this government yet An old boy was on the right track the other day he come into the congressional gallery waving a gun and said I am for Amer ica All not with me better lake to the brush for 1 am going to take a shot at em Well the place was clear in a jiffy Not a member left Now they got a sign in the visitors gallery Dont shoot your congressman without first getting a license England never stood higher in American opinion than today That was the cheapest hundred million they ever spent And they will gain in the end by it Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1032 McNauellt Syndicate President Plans Debts Message on Next Monday Expected to Renew Request to Congress for Study Commission FA1US Dec Ifi milla Chautemps told President tonight that he had been ujiabipjtq form a cablriet WASHINGTON Dec 16 President Hoover is preparing a message to congress on debts ex pected to be submitted on Monday and probably renewing his request for creation of a debt commission There is no present intention on the part of the administration to set up without congressional au thority any special commission to go into the problem Congressional approval of a new debt commission is most unlikely Meanwhile some hope has be come apparent Cor opening of dis cussions with France on her de faulted payment This appeared to hinge on the personnel of the new French government now being framed Debts Speech Withheld A proposed speech on the debts was withheld today by Senator Harrison D with the an nouncement to the senate that certain circumstances have arisen that made it seem best to defer discussion With five nations in default on December paymens and two others paying only to gain reconsideration every sign pointed to early resump tion of efforts by the foreign debtors to ease their obligations before the next installments become due in June Job for KnoHcvelt Despite the congressional attitude for maintaining present agreements the debts question apparently is des tined to engage the incoming ad ministration as persistently as it has the present Unless some new course is found meanwhile President Elect Roosevelt did not indorse Mr Hoovers proposal for reexaminu tion but he did say that the foreign Turn IMie t Cnliimri 4 SECOND OFFICER BADLYWOUNDED AT FARMHOUSE Pair Shot in Attempt to Serve Warrants on Two Men WATERLOO Dec 15 uty Sheriff W P Dillworth waa killed and another deputy sheriff H M Mitchell was probably fatal ly woundetl this afternoon when they went to a farmhouse to serve warrants on Jack Griffith and Elmer Brewer Milchel said they were fired upon in front of the house Dills worth fell mortally wounded and Mitchell staggered toward an inn a short distance away William Kahn proprietor of the inn brought Mitchell to the hos pital here and reported the shoot ing to the sheriffs office which immediately dispatched deputies to the scene The warrants which the officers attempted to serve were on a sta tutory charge MILLERS OPPOSE ALLOTMENT PLAN Claim Scheme for Relief of Farmers Would Double Price of Flour WASHINGTON Dec 115 Spokesmen for the flour millingin dustry told the house agriculture committee today the domestic al lotment farm relief plan would im pose an exorbitant sales tax that would double the price of flour to tho consumer Fred J Lingham of Lockport N Y chairman of the legislative com mittee of the millers national fed eration said the demand for breifi under present low prices was so reduced that many bakers have been forced out of business It you double the price through this sales tax I dont know what they would do ho said We regnrrl a sales tax on foods on any such brtsis as this as fun damentally wrong He believes it would be so obnoxious it soon would be repealed 10 LOSE LIVES IN TOKIG BLAZE 100 Injured as Fire Starts in Christmas Lights at Department Store TOKIO Dec 16 persona were killed and about 100 Vniwrbd today in p spcctaOTlftr flrelnrtfea big Sntrokiysdepartment store It originated in Christmas Ires lights and spread rapidly through large stocks of celluloid toys When the blaze had been extinguished the upper five stories of the building were gutted The fire broke out before many customer had arrived but it was estimated 1000 persons were In thi building of which BOO or ly sales trapped on tip per floors at first Jump From Building In the panic a few jumned from the building and were killed Oth ers were suffocated before firemen began a series of spectacular res cues Hundreds were taken off the balcony of tho fifth floor by ladders ropes and canvas chutes Two hundred were huddled In the roof garden while smoke billowed around them when firemen finally arrived and rescued them Five army airplanes assisted by dropping rope ladders A battalion of troops with fixed bayonets held back throngs press Ing fire lines and blocking traffic in the heart of the city for thrco hours Day for Gifts The blnze wns subdued shortly after noon The seven story building was left a shell Japan floes not observe Christmas officially but it has become a pop ular day for exchanging presents The store was decorated elaborately for the occasion In Japan as in many European nations New Years day is the principal day for gift giving The building constructed of steel and concrete ig in the heart of tho capitals shopping district and was comparatively new Wealth IOWA WEATHER Unsettled snow probably In ventral nnd cast portions Frl ilny night and Saturday and In fixtreniK west portions Krlrluj nlglit nlsing temperatures Fri day night urn in ofiiitnil nnd cast portions Saturday Colder Saturday afternoon In cxtremo northwest LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather for 2t hour period ending at oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday T Below Minimum In Night 18 Below At 8 A M 15 Below With the GlobeGazettes ther mometers recording 18 below and those at tho beet sugar plant show ing 21 below Mason Citys previous cold record for the season was smashed Thursday night Friday morning however the wind hal shifted to the south ;