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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 17, 1934, Mason City, Iowa LOU C i 1 M NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI f IVE CENTS A COPI ASSOCIATED PKES8 LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBEK 17 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 57 Insurance Is on List Unemployment Law to Be Urged by Roosevelt By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON Dec 17 Ad ministration lead ers expect unem ployment insur ance to be among the first of the major legislative proposals which President Roose velt will recom mend to congress They are bas ing their assump tion on the re ported r e c o m mendationa the white houses committee on ec onomic security will make to the president later this month That group it is said will recom mend an unemployment insurance program under which the federal government would maintain invest and safeguard the funds raised while the individual states would en act and operate the actual machin ery If the president agrees with his committee the necessity for getting the measure through congress and to the states will be urgent Legislatures of 37 states will be convened in January of 1935 If the plan for unemployment insurance is to be realized and theres evidence the administration so de sires congressional machinery must be put in motion early in the ses sion Some Seating Difficulties The seating arrangement on the democratic side of the senate cham ber still is a source of grief and worry to those charged with the duty of seeing that senators are properly seated There yet may have to be a Cherokee strip farrow of demo cratic desks on tne republican side of the dividing political AThereare somany democrats in iei senate of the next congress that yve one desk right up to the other but also to put the last two rows in the hack of Hie chamber on the same level Its the first time the latter ever has been done The floor of the senate is stepped down very much as is a movie thea tei A how probably will go up from those senators relegated to the back row particularly if those immedi ately in front be tall men The secretary and sergeantal arms of the senate both democrats hoping therell be no squawk The West Virginia Seat Big Jim Farley may make good yet on one of those bad senatorial he made during the last ection campaign Big Jim teked the wrong candidate in more lan one instance In West Virginia r example the Farleysupported lern Shaver lost out and young Holt was nominated The youthful Mr Holt however Jill not reach the constitutional age Jnit of 30 for senators until next iinfe I If the senate refuses to seat him Jan 3 and declares the seat va knt there are many who believe the will be paved for the governor t West Virginia to appoint a man to serve until Holt becomes of age That man may be Clem Shaver At any rate the governor of West Virginia is a democrat who with Big Jim supported Shaver in the primary FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday possibly snow or rain Tuesday in north east slightly warmer in north west Monday night and In east and south Tuesday MINNESOTA Unsettled Monday night and Tuesday lo cal snows probable sliRhtly warmer Monday night except In extreme southeast some what colder Tuesday in extreme northwest IN MASON CITY Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 32 Minimum in Night 26 At 8 A M Monday 26 Trace of snow Figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Siujday morning Maximum Saturday 38 Minimum in Night 23 At 8 A M Sunday 31 Mason Citys snow level has been reduced to 6 inches Melting was rather marked Saturday but Sun day there was only a brief period duriig which the temperature rose to tie melting point FORMER GOVERNOR HARDING DIES Threat of Race for Naval Power Looms PRAISE DOUBTS STIRREDBYPLAN FOR RESOURCES Some Brand Report of National Board as Progressive By CMKE2VCE M HKIGHT WASHINGTON Dec 17 A gigantic plan for Americas na tural resources proposed to Presi dent Roosevelt as a means of dis tributing human welfare through the land stirred a mixture of praise and doubt on capitol hill today While some described the report of the presidents national re sources board as very progressive and excellent others expressed doubt about the wisdom of a per manent public works administra tion which the board suggested Many including regular republi can leaders withheld comment pending more study of the 100000 word report on a longrange plan for the nations land water and mineral wealth which included these salient points Public Works Budget 1 A six year public works bud get with a 10 billion dollar reserve fund and elimination of extrava gance caused by the failure to co ordinate public works federal state and local 2i A program to retire 75000 acres1 of hardscrab ble lands at the rate of 5000000 acres annually 3 An expansion of subsistence homesteading with a further decen tralization of industry 4 Federal assistance to and con trol of the mineral industries to minimize waste of natural re sources maintain reasonable wage standards and protect investments Power and Irrigation 5 Surveys looking to the devel opment of power irrigation and flood contiol in 17 watersheds 6 An end to heavy losses of soil caused by uncontrolled erosion 7 Better programs for socially useful public works and a lump sum from which the president could allot money under at least a six year plan 8 A permanent five member planning agency to serve as an ad visory general staff for the presi dent to coordinate long time public works planning land use water resources mineral policy and mapping Other Recommendations The report made many other recommendations covering increased land purchases additions to for ests parks and wild life refuges land uses irrigation grazing land extensions Indian policies and state and regional planning The board which began its study last summer at the request of Mr Roosevelt was headed by Secre tary lakes Other members were Secretaries Perkins Dern Wallace and Roper Harry L Hopkins re lief administrator Frederic A De lano Charles Merriam and Wesley C Mitchell Secretary Perkins expressed the belief the vast plan could put every ablebodied man to work Only the future will tell just what recom mendations the president will make to congress after studying it in de tail Norris Makes Comment Senator Norris R Nebr was one legislator who commented to day He said it was a very progres Tiirn In Iape Z Column 3 STC Send I That Check Shoppinq Days til Christmas Would Study Resources of Iowas Land Part of Program of Boards Proposal If Adopted WASHINGTON Dec 17 Searching study of Iowas land wa ter and mineral resources would be carried out as part of a national planning program if recommenda tions of the national resources board are carried into effect Such an examination would be part of a program intended to as sure planned development of water resources conservation of mineral resources and most advantageous utilization of land all from a na tional long range viewpoint The boards report to the president was made public yesterday Mention Northern Rivers The water planning committee specifically mentioned the Upper Mississippi and Red River of the North regions and the Missouri ba sin in a partial list of projects on which it expressed belief studies should be initiated promptly Flood control was mentioned primarily in connection with each but full studies also would include navigation pos sibilities already in process of de velopment A permanent coordinating agency to study water uses was urged Until the country has some or ganization responsible for the con tinuous systematic study of water uses in all their manifold aspects and in their bearing upon the life of every citizen it will continue to spend huge sums for inadequate returns in wellbeing the report said Development of Power It encouraged the development of hydroelectric power to conserve coal and oil resources and to ex tend rural electrification Permanent provision to control competition in tie coal industry was advocated to minimize waste of such resources The report in considering need of new socialeconomic groupings to meet present day conditions de scribed such organizations as the county associations for purpose of crop control under the A A A or the forms of community life clustering around the newly created subsistence homesteads as being important developments of the democratic governing process Need for Action The land report stressed the need of immediate action to control soil erosion and said soilfertility sur veys and soil classifications need to be carried further The board recommended that the states be encouraged to establish permanent state planning boards and to develop as rapidly as possi ble adequate state planning pro grams COURT TO PASS ON PENSION ACT Government Plans Changes in Rail Retirement Bill to Meet Objections WASHINGTON Dec 17 The supreme court agreed today to pass on a decision by a lower court holding the railroad retirement act unconstitutional The administration plans to sub mit new legislation at the forth coming session intended to meet the objections to the present act In signing the measure last June 30 President Roosevelt said it was crudely drawn and will require many changes and amendments at the next session of congress The legislation affecting more than 1000000 employes provides re tirement with pay at the age of 65 It would compel both the workers and their employes to contribute to a retirement fund The Alton and other railroads challenged the constitutionality of the act in the District of Columbia supreme court The legislation was held invalid The court also prohibited the raii road retirement board named to ad minister the act from taking any action to compel the railroads to make payments For purposes of a speedy deci sion the government asked the su preme court to pass on the act with out waiting for a decision by the District of Columbia court of ap peals AWAIT JAPANS ABROGATION OF PACT Ambassador to U S Is Expected to Deliver Formal Notice By LLOYD A LEHKBAS WASHINGTON Dec 17 threat of a costly naval race among the sea powers drew closer today as the capital awaited Japans formal notice that it would abrogate the Washington limitation treaty On next Thursday or soon there after Hirosi Saito Japanese ambas srdor is expected unless unfore seen developments occur to deliver to the state department the official word that Japan intends to abro gate the treaty On Dec 31 1936 Saito said however that he had not yet been instructed to take this step When he does and word of his call on Secretary of State Hull has been flashed to London the tri nation talks that had been designed to smooth the way for a 1935 naval conference are expected to end au tomatically Expires in 1936 The London naval treaty auto matically expires Dec 31 1936 and Japans abrogation of the Washing ton pact means that beginning Jan uary i 1937 there will be no inter national agreements limiting naval strength American officials say that the United States and Great Britain ihave not built up to the 5 allotted them in the famous 553 ratio Japan however has built or Is building new ships almost to the last ton permitted in her 3 ratio fig ures here indicate The nations have agreed that the fighting efficiency of warships de creases greatly after they reach an age which varies for vessels of each type Vessels Under Ase Figuring only vessels under age official American and Japan ese figures show that as 1936 ends the United States will have 113 war ships of 734580 tons the British 125 of 633188 tons and the Japanese 150 of 597429 tons The present status of the three navies as announced by Secretary of the Navy Swanson is United States Now has 373 war ships of 1092023 tons 68 of 234000 tons under construction or appro priated for 78 of 136975 tons per mitted to be laid down before Bee 31 1936 Has 276 Warships Great Britain Now has 276 war ships of 1158659 tons 62 of 171410 tons under construction or appro priated for 44 of 132963 tons per mitted to be laid down by the end of 1936 Japan Now has 220 warships of 756561 tons 45 of 124696 under construction and is entitled to build one destroyer of 1500 tons before the treaty ends In addition to demanding equality in naval strength during the Lon don parley Japan suggested the abolition of battleships aircraft carriers and heavy cruisers In these classifications it is consider ably weaker than the United States or Great Britain Plan Treaty Strength A program laid down by the United States navy department calls for the building of 78 ships to bring the fleet to full treaty strength That would mean building 1 aircraft carrier to replace the ex perimental Langley 2 light cruis ers which cannot be laid down un til 1936 as well as 51 destroyers and 24 submarines as replacements for over age vessels The navy has awarded contracts this year for 4 cruisers 2 destroy er leaders 12 destroyers and 6 sub marines and will ask congress for money to build the vessels planned during the next three years Great Britain and Japan also have made bugetary requests for large sums 1932 Payments by lowans on Income Taxes Show Boost WASHINGTON Dec 17 Individual income tax payments for 1932 paid in 1933 from lowans in creased from the pre vious year to Corpora tion tax payments dropped from to Sl502630 Internal Revenue Commissioner Guy T Mel verins reported Childs Note Appeals to Santa Claus Cheer Fund Just Past Third of Way to Its Goal Previously Reported Monroe W ashing ton Child Study Circle ion Betty and Donald Krom Lord Vluslibottom Jefferson T A John TuWwsliijf Employes of Abel Sons Inc East Side Unites Aid Daughters of Union Vet erans A Friend Sends This Nameless Friend Union Memorisil Church Mason City Ys Mens Club lOM 500 300 500 ion 200 10011 300 New Total 500 EAR SANTA CLAUSE Wili you Please send me some toys and my little brother some too and little Wis 10 months as Daddy has no Job C K North Presdent Mason City Iowa This reached the person in charge of the Christmas Cheer Fund Monday af ternoon just as a check came in to bring the total to a few dollars over onethird the goal set for the ef fort If little Carmen the writer of this note and the dozens of other young sters wh oremain silent as to their wants are to be spared the heart ache of waking on Christmas morn ing to an empty stocking there must be some brisk giving in the re maining week Will Come Through Understand were not doubting for a minute that Mason Citys Good Fellows will come through as they have in the past Were just calling attention to the fact that only seven days remain Contributions made well in ad vance of Christmas morning when the fund comes to a close have an added value They permit Mrs Mabel Blaise administrator to do her planning in advance Merchandise Acceptable In a case or two merchandise of a suitable character has been turned over to Mrs Blaise appraised as to value and the donor credited with a contribution in this department In other years this has been done rath er extensively and it will be highly satisfactory this year Advance sale of tickets for the benefit dance to be given Wednes day night at the Denison club her alds a sizable crowd Every cent taken in is to be turned over to the fund Individual and group donors are requested to mail their checks or currency to tha Christinas Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Mason City Youth Killed When He Leans From Car and Head Hits Post NEW YORK Dec 17 Prynne Hoxie 21 St Louis was killed early today when in leaning from an automobile his head was struck by an elevated structure pillar His companion John Stewart Jr 25 Chicago was ordered held on a technical charge of homicide The youths were students of Princeton university GAS LINE BLAST HALTS SERVICE BREAKREPAIRED Pipe Near Clarion Fixed by Crew Explosion Hurls Dirt CLARION Dec service over a natural gas pipe line was resumed early today following an explosion yesterday which tore out a large strip of the pipe and dug a large crater in the earth No one was injured in the explosion which was not discovered until two hours after it occurred Many resi dences were without gas until the line was repaired A crew of 30 men from Omaha was sent here to repair the break The explosion occurred in a drain age ditch and workmen were forced to work in mud and water as all of the water could not be kept out of the pit in which they were work ing Drained Water Pipes Little loss was reported because of gas for heat being turned off at Clarion The gas was not entire ly shut off until a few hours after the break and residents using heat were warned and turned off their water pipes and drained them Mild weather also was a contributing factor in preventing damage to water pipes from freezing The break occurred about 2 a m Sunday at a point three miles west andtwo milesnorth of Clarion The line is owned by the Northern Gas and Pipe line company and this particular line runs between Ogden and Minneapolis A rapid decrease in pressure was noted at Omaha at 2 a m and patrols were sent out along the line to ascertain where the break occurred The local patrol found the break Valves Turned Off Valves a half mile north of Clar ion and at a point a short distance south of Eagle Grove were shut off What caused the explosion was not exactly determined although it was believed a faulty pipe or faulty piece of welding probably started the break officials stated that pressure tests at stations along the way showed that only the ordinary amount of pressure 360 pounds to the inch was being carried along this line When the explosion occurred a piece of 18 inch pipe 12 feet long and weighing about 2500 pounds was thrown a distance of nearly 500 feet Dirt and debris were tossed for nearly a quarter of a mile A crater about 10 feet deep and 20 feet across was dug by the explosion Taken to Hotels After the break was found the company immediately ordered a crew of men to Clarion from Omaha About oclock Mon day morning the break was re paired and service resumed This gas is piped up from Texas and Oklahoma and the line extends as far north as Duluth Minn Clarion and Eagle Grove were without gas during the break Resi dents who used gas to heat their homes were forced to stay in hotels The gas company paid for rooms Turn o 2 Column 4 Wartime Chief Dally Press Photo WILLIAM L HARDING 2 LAWYERS HELD IN URSCHEL CASE Attorneys for Defense Are Accused of Complicity in Kidnaping OKLAHOMA CITY Dec 17 T of James C Mathers Okla homa City and Ben Laska Denver attorneys for the defense in the Charles F Urschel kidnap ing was announced here today by the department of justice The attorneys were charged with complicity in the kidnaping for which Harvey Bailey George Machine Gun Kelly and a dozen others were convicted and sentenced Both Held in Jail Both are in jail Mathers here and Laska at Denver announced Dwight Brantley chief of the bur eau of investigation here They are charged specifically with participation in the part of the ransom loot that went to Albert Bates one of the actual kid napers who is serving a life term at Alcatraz Island prison Both attorneys participated in the Urschel trial Mathers as cocounsel with his father for Harvey Bailey and Laska as attorney for Bates Jury Indicts Wife At the same time Brantley dis closed that the federal grand jury indicted Clara Feldman wife of Bates Edward Feldman her son and Alvin Scott her brotherinlaw These indictments grew out of the recovery of of the ransom money in Oregon Brantley indicated that the indict ments constitute the final chapter all of the evidence in possession of the division of investigation having been presented to the grand jury Burglar Gets Ring Clothes in Waterloo R 1 Havel formerly of Mason City and now of Waterloo reported to police Monday that a burglar Sunday night took a diamond ring 10 shirts 10 suits of under wear a toilet set and a suitcase from his home Take Loot and Miss SYLACAUxA Ala Dec 17 JP faces plastered with ad hesive tape in lieu of masks two men today held up the City Na tional bank here and escaped with S15000 but in their hurry missed a 525000 payroll LONG ILLNESS IS FATALTO WORLD WAR EXECUTIVE Death Follows Attack Which Halted Tour in September DBS KOINES Dec IT former Gov William L Harding 57 Iowas wartime chief executiva and an outstanding figure in repub icaa politics in the state for many years died at hi home here today Death was attributed to diabetes and followed an illness which in September halted a speaking tour n which he was engaged under the direction of the national republican organization The former governor was strick in at Crawforusville Ind shortly after making an address in connec ion with the republican national congressional campaign He was brought to his home here but the illness continued Widow and Daughter The widow and one daughter Barbara survive Former Governor Hardings death immediately brought messages of condolence and sympathy from present and former state and na tional officials political leaders and many others Funeral services had not been completed but it was expected the body will lie in state at the Iowa capital before the funeral Gov Clyde L Herring issued the following statement Herring in Tribute I am shocked to learn of the death of Iowas war governor W L Harding As chief executive during the strenuous period I can well realize the burden placed upon him and I believe I but state the appre ciation of all lowans in acknowl edging the splendid service which he performed in behalf of our state His untimely death is to be re gretted Following a political career un marred by defeat and begun when as a 28 year old country lawyer he won his first election to the state house of representatives William Lloyd Harding assumed the gover norship of Iowa in the critica spring of 1917 to direct a wartime program that won him ranking with the distinguished former wartime executives Kirkwood and Shaw Served Two Terms In the two terms served by Gov ernor Harding from 1917 to 1921 the legislative and civic program that played so important a part in the states contribution during the World war was successfully carried out Following the strenuous war days the legislatures working under Gov ernor Hardings executive authority enacted many notable pieces of leg islation Included in the highlights of his tenure in office were the ratifica tion of the prohibition and womens suffrage amendments to the nation al constitution the passage of good road legislation that set the stage for the present highway system en actment of laws abolishing private prison labor contracts and the crea tion of a state board of conserva Tiirn h Page 3 Column M Whiskerless Santa Goes Home to See Quintuplets Where Two Heads Are Worse Than One A 2headed calf each head complete and normal is keep ing its owner Nels Nelson of Spokane in constant doubt as to which head is mooing for hay and which for drink Now if those two heads could learn to coo a sickly duet what a find for radio where most wooing is done without any head at all Luckily freaks arc not offered through the GlobeGazette classified wantads Thats one reason why they usually make as good a sale as this one did FOR snow suit size 1214 good cond Ph 2973 Dr Dafoe Piles High With Bundles for Babies CALLANDER Ont Dec 17 Santa Claus without whiskers but a real Santa Claus just the same came today through the snow dressed norfnland to the Di onne quintuplets Dr Allan Roy Dafoe though he has brought 1400 children into the cold bleak world that settles down upon Callanders coun tryside at Christmas nev er had as happy a Yule season chore as that upon which he enter ed today Just back from New York and its i gift crammed shops Dr Dafoe piled his morotcar high with bundles tor the two and onehalf mile drive to the hospital down whose chimney Santa must slide a week from to night for his first visit to the five J famous daughters of Oliva and El zire Dionne Two Weeks Vacation Everything a Christmas pack should hold was in the doctors car as ending a two weeks vacation in the United he saw the second talking movie of his life and his first night drove to the hospital There were dollsand rattles toy rabbits dogs not real of course but amazingly teething rings and a man on a flying trap eze There were elephants and bon nets a toy grand piano bootees and just lots of sweaters to keep five tiny babies warm in the cold north ern winter Dolls predominated Quintuplet dolls five in a row anci cuddly dolls that are Sfft to hold and I there were dolls that say mama CANNED FOODS Theres no telling when an emer gency will arise in which a shelf of canned foods will come in handy And the booklet Recipes for Can ned Foods vrill be a great aid to housewives who suddenly find them selves unprepared hostesses For it contains 28 recipes for soups 20 for seafood dishes 17 for entrees and substantial dishes 50 for vege tables 35 for salads 8 for sauces 12 for sandwiches 10 for appetizers and 35 for desserts more than 200 in allrand every one out of cans from the corner grocer En close 6c to cover cost and handling Use coupon Turn 1me Column 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 Name Street Citv Stato Mail to Washington D C ;