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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 19, 1932, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXIX THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALT NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION FIVE dEN13 A COPY ASSOCIATED PHESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 19 1932 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 61 Defaulters Had to Pay Uncle Sam Used to Seize Custom Houses By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I NGTON Dec 19 CPA Small countries in the Caribbean sphere of in fluence such as Haiti which have defaulted their obligations to the United States or to American inter ests occasionally have had Yan kee receivers placed in charge of their custom houses in the past Nothing of the sort is even sug gestedasa means of collecting the war debt interest owing to Uncle Sam from Prance but unpaid on the date it was due Dec 15 Indefensible Policy Many enlightened statesmen al considered it an indefensible policy and objected vigorously when the Washington government resorted to it against little states like Haiti Santo Domingo Nicar agua and elsewhere In the Latin new world their argument being that financial disputes interna tional as well as domestic ought to be settled judicially never by force However it is quite regard less of these folk that forcible col lection of Americas claims againpt the French is not now proposed everyone knows it would not be practicable anyway To be sure there is a certain amount of vague talk in Washing ton of commercial reprisals against France but just what they might be is something of a nuzzle American tariff barriers already exclude French products from the Sfstes ThBjnnt tfiat private FrencVinV vestments here might be levied on seems unlikely to meet with much favor Moreover American invest turn In Inffo 10 Column 1 TEMPERATURES TO KEEP RISING Santa May Have to Replace Sleigh With Wagon for Visit to Iowa DES MOINES Dec 19 Santa Glaus may have to replace his sleigh with a wagon if the balmy weather which forecasters predicted today for Iowa continues thru the week Clear skies observers said bore no indication of snow and temper atures will rise steadily Sunday the mercury shot as high as 30 degrees above zero at Sioux City and the lowest temperature in the state was a two above reading at Charles City Shippers forecast for tonight prophesies 12 above for the north western section 10 above for the northeast 20 above for the south east and 15 above for the south west Four Ohioans Burn to Death in House ATHENS Ohio Dec 19 Four persons were burned to death early today when fire destroyed a log house at Glouater north of here AUNT MET By Robert Quillen A woman always knows shes gettin old if a man dont start slickin his hair or straightenin his tie when she looks at him VER TO NAME COMMISSION Recount of Supervisor Ballots Starts ONE PLAINTIFF CLAIM IS RULED OUT BY JUDGES Butler Move to Strike Unqualified Vote Idea Sustained The recount of the ballots cast for supervisor in the second dis trict of Cerro Gordo county started Monday in the large district court room The recounting of the ballots brot about by the action of E U Stork democratic nominee who contested the election of F G Root incumbent was under the super vision of three men one chosen judge by each of the contesting parties and W D Gibson chairman of the board of supervisors actinj as the third judge T W Tomp kins Clear Lake was on the con test court as the selection of Mr Root and John Sullivan Mason City as the choice of Mr Stork Hearing Is Opened The hearing opened with the reading of the petition in contest by B R Dunn attorney for Mr Stork following which W P But ler attorney for Mr Root moved to strike allegations in the petition that certain absent voters in Clear Lake and Lincoln township were not qualified to vote Mr Butler argued that the names of the al leged unqualified voters had not JSeenrflet by statute and that nogrounds had been shown for ruling out any bal lots B G Dunn also attorney for the contestant argued that the names would be supplied in an amendment to the petition Mr Butler insisted on a ruling on his motion before taking up Mr Dunns proposal The court adjourned to deliberate and later sustained Mr Butlers motion whereupon Mr Dunn agreed to the striking of that phase of the peti tion Recount IB Started A stipulation was then drawn up between the contestants agreeing that the recount would proceed with the understanding that objections can he made to ballots at any time during the proceeding The recount of the ballots the started The precinct to be counted was Clear Lake township WITNESSES ARE CALLED IN CASE Dr Koenfg Faces Charge in Stull Kidnaping at Charles City CHARLES CITY Dec Sheriff B F Atherton and his deputy Albert Coon served sub poenas Saturday on several wit nesses to appear this afternoon at 2 oclock when the case of the state of Iowa vs Dr R H Koenig dentist charged with conspiracy was stt for trial before Judge M H Kepler and a jury Dr Koenig Is the only one of the 39 men Indicted for con spiracy and unlawful assembly in the abduction of Marian Stull coun ty overseer of the poor who did not plead guilty His defense will be that tho con ferences he had with some of the ring leaders previous to the kidnap ing Aug 22 were of a professional nature R W Zastrow and W G Henke are attorneys for Dr Koenig Seven of the indicted men were sentenced to serve three years in the penitentiary but were paroled to the sheriff Dan Shannon chief of police was fined 100 and Harvey Meinzer police officer was sen tenced to 30 days in jail for neglect of duty the morning of the kidnap ing Meinzer and the other 26 men who were named In the indictment and who received 30 day sentences also were all paroled to the sheriff Shannon and Meinzer were dis charged by Mayor Gray last Sep tember Three of the 39 men In dicted were cleared South Dakotan Dies of Hunting Accident SIOUX CITY Dec 19 cidentally shot while hunting near icre with his son John S Scott a Stevens S Dak grocer was killed Sunday The gun was dis charged when Scott tripped and Tell Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal Dec U S senate sentenced the Philippines to 12 more years of American receivership Will you tell me one thing How can one nation tell when another na tion is ready for independence But our government can do it Yes sir there is not a dozen of cm thats ever been west of the Golden Gate but they just could tell you to a day 12 years from now just when the little brown brothers would be able to mess up their affairs as bad as ours Certainly lucky for us we got our liberty when we did suppose the house of commons in Eng land was holding a clinic over us to decide if we were ready for self determination Yours WILL Copyright 1Q32 McNaught Syndicate Seaman Says He Was Fugitives Holdup Partner Claims Burns Confessed to Send Both to Georgia Chain Gang SEATTLE Dec 19 sea man who voyages in the engine rooms of ships but whose home Is In Seattleclaims he was aholdup of Robert Elliott Burns fugitive from Georgia justice in misdeeds preceding their arrest in 1921 The man Sidney George Fiagg declares he was pardoned in 1929 after having served more than seven years on a chain gang In the meantime he says Burns bribed a guard and escaped I am not a fugitive from a chain gang he says in a copy right story published today by the Seattle PostIntelligencer I am free Stayed to Pay Unlike Robert Elliott Burns I stayed to pay Flaggwas located by the Asso ciated Press in his quarters at the Seamans Y M C A and asked about the holdups in which he de clared he participated with Burns who Is now under arrest in New Jersey with Georgia demanding ex tradition The holdups occurred late in 1921 Flagg said either In Oc tober or November In the copyright story the Post Intelligencer says it sent a message to Atlanta to confirm Flaggs state ment and in reply received word saying that a man by the name of Sidney George Flegg was convicted with Burns They were sentenced to a chain gang Had Changed Name Flagg said he had changed his name from Flagg to Flegg after his arrest in Fulton county Ga becauso he did not wish to bring disgrace upon his family After his release he assumed the name of Flagg He is 53 years old I worked with Burns in the stickups they arrested us for the paper quotes Flagg as saying I was convicted with largely on his testimony because he confessed and turned states evi dence against me I got 30 to 40 years in the chain jang and he got only 8 to 12 years Yet he planned those holdups and got me to go in on them with him Cost Family In 1929 Flagg won his pardon the paper quotes him as saying and since then he has gone quietly about making a living That pardon coat my family I buried my wife after I got out Thats another thing it cost me The chsin gang sentence was im posed after his conviction Flagg Tom Fafffl 5 Colrcmn 51 Herman Tedsen Bums Shooting Tree Stump COQUEILLE Ore Dec 19 Tlie next time Herman Tedsen burns tree stumps he probably will wear armor Tedsen felled several trees and fired the stumps As he stepped back to survey his work ho was over the heart and In the forehead as shotgun shells supposedly cached in a stump exploded His wounds were not serious OnlySDays Left to Aid Cheer Fund Still Over Short of Rotarians Give Previously reported cash Previously reported mer chandise Additional Delta Alpha A Friend Just a Friend Tom Dick ami Barbara Maudstey Happy Hour class Congregational S S Grace and Bill Friend of Needy K F Dorcus Aid Rotary club 6975 500 500 100 300 200 325 100 100 500 300 206U Total S54B44 Still to Be Raised With only five days remaining before Christmas the GlobeGazette Christmas Cheer Fund showed a to tal of 54G44 raised and still to be obtained in order to reach the goal of The largest donation Monday came from the Rotary club which took up a collection totaling 52066 More than 5900 must be raised this week If Mason Citys needy are to be properly provided for in the Christmas and postholiday season Will Bo Difficult This is going to be difficult but the GlobeGazette feels confident that there will be a large number of persons rallying to the cause when it becomes apparent that the need exists Andit does exist In a more acute form than probably any Christmas in the history of Mason City The words uttered 19 centuries ago are as applicable today as they were then Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these thy brethren ye have done it unto me to Share It is confidently felt there are few residents in Mason City but would willingly sharewith one wlio is in dire especially so in the time when everyone wishes happi ness to his neighbor These needy are neighbors They dont have jobs and consequently their families are depending on help from others for clothes coal and food as well as some special attention during the Christmas season Among the gifts received over the weekend was from Miss Edith Gibbs to be added to the donation of the Delta Alpha class of the Con gregational church which previous ly had subscribed 525 Other Donations Mudc A 52 donation was received from the Happy Hour class of the Con gregational church and 225 from the junior and intermediate depart ments of the Congregations Sun day school The latter consisted of numerous pennies and nickles evi dent contributions of many little boys and girls A check for 55 was received from the Dorcas Aid society of the Im manuel Lutheran church Several anonymous gifts made their appear ance Buy Christmas Seals Still Time to Shop Read the GIFT SEEKERS GUIDE on the Classified Page WAR DEBTS AND BEER DOMINATE HOUSE SENATE Minor Bills Taken Up Beer Vote Tuesday or Wednesday WASHINGTON Dec 19 War debts and beer dominated dis cussion on capitol hill today as both house and senate labored at the grist of minor legislation contained in their consent calendars Senator Lewis D 111 assailed the forthcoming economic confer ence as one aimed at American su premacy in finance and trade He said if such a conference were held it fhould be in the United States Chairman Collier of the house ways and means committee pre dicted that the beer hill would be passed by the house tomorrow or Wednesday May Reduce Content From other quarters there were indications that an attempt would be made to reduce the alcoholic con tent of the brew It would legalize from 32 to 275 per cent Senator Wagner D N Y said in the senate that the national re lief program should be liberalized and that the fight against unem ployment was still a losing one Packers representatives told the house agriculture committee instead of raising the price of hogs to f arm rs J Jt processinK tax would be passed Tjack to them in the form of lowered sale prices They contended that the present market would not bear an increase in prices to con sumers Urge Veterans Aid Cut The chamber of commerce of the United States made to the joint committee studying veterans ex penses a recommendation for changes in the law which the cham ber contended would reduce by annually the expense of conducting veterans activities The Mansfield bill to require that newspaper statements of ownership and circulation he filed with the postmaster general only once In stead of twice a year was parsed by the house and sent to the senate These statements under the house measure would be due July 1 In stead of the first day of April and October Conference on Bill Conferences between the house and senate on the Philippine Independence bill were expected to be started today to compose differences between that measure and one passed by the house last spring The senate Satur for freedom In 12 years while the house approved In dependence in eight Other major points of difference were restric tions on sugar imports and immi gration Pig Stealer Gets Ax as Punishment When He Crawls Into Pen DULUTH Minn Dec 19 The payment this young man got for the crime was the ax He crawled into a farmers barn to steal a pig but the animal was gone so he started out through a small door while a partner armed with the ax awaited outside to do bodily harm to the porker As the culprit came out of the hole down came the ax It landed on bin neck Hell get better Pleads Not Guilty to Cincinnati Robbery CENTERVILLB Dec 18 Lew Small charged with entering u bank with Intent to rob today en tered a plea of not guilty before Judge Elmer K Daugherty His trial was set for the January term of court Small was arrested in connection with the robbery of a bank at Cin cinnati May 26 Dubuque Man Killed in Hunting Accident DUBUQUE Dec 19 Klein was killed accidentally on a farm near Balltown Dubuque county yesterday while hunting He had wounded a jacTc rabbit and grabbed the barrel of a shotgun to strike a blow at the rabbit when the gun exploded the charge strik ing him in the abdomen ENFORCER CAUGHT FRANK NITTI Capone Enforcer Thought Fatally Wounded in Raid Nitti Shot by Police After Wounding Officer With Bullet in Arm CHICAGO Dec 19 Nitti the enforcer of the Capone gang was probably fatally wound ed in a police raid on the reputed headquarters of the Capone men in the La SalleWacker building today after he had shot one of the officers through the arm Four policemen had been clc iailed to raid the place a room in the fifth floor of the building just a block north of the loop at LaSalle street and Wacker Drive G Hoodlums in Koom They found nix hoodlums in the room Policeman Harry Lang saw Nitti make a quick movement put a piece of paper in Ills mouth as if to de stroy some evidence Lang stepped toward Nitti to re strain him As he did so the en forcer drew his pistol and fired the bullet inflicting a minor arm wound Firo Point Blank Two of Langs fellow policemen fired point blank sending bullets into the gangsters neck and abdo men He was rushed to the Bride well hospital but was not expected to live The other hoodlums were locked up Nitti was notoriously one of Chi cagos most dangerous gunmen This was his first reappearance his he emerged from Leavenworth penitentiary last March 24 ARGENTINA FREE FROM PLOTTING Mastery of Revolt Clears Up Danger That Has Been Imminent BUENOS AIRES Argentina Dec 19 developments con firmed the governments mastery of a revolutionary plot today the Argentine political atmosphere be came the clearest it has been since constitutionalism was restored in February The threat which had been loom ing in the background throughout the administration of President Justo and had become a major hazard in recent weeks apparently was definitely dispelled and 117 po litical leaders were under arrest On Saturday a state of siege was authorized and the government was expected to declare it effec tive this afternoon throughout the province of Buenos Aires and in the provinces of Cordoba Corrientci and Larioja This condition differs from mar tial law in that the civil courts continue to function Extra pow ers will be invoked however only to stamp out subversion The au thorities already have indicated that alteration of legitimate nor mal ntcivitlcs is not contemplated Baldwin Says U S Favors Joint Revieiv New French Cabinet May Ask Study by Commission LONDON Dec ID Baldwin told parliament today that the United States government had agreed to undertake with Great Britain a joint examination of the whole question of war debt pay ments As spokesman for the govern ment he declined to accept a sug gestion by a member of the house of commons that a fivepower European conference be called to discuss the possibility of common action towards procuring a more favorable trade balance with Amer ica to facilitate tho debt payments The United States government he said has agreed to enter into joint examination with us on the whole question and his majestys government hopes the discuvsion mav he initiated at an early date In these circumstances I do not think the course suggested would be apnropriate at the present time The member who made the sug gestion proposed that Great Britain France Belgium Italy and Ger manv participate in the conference No Information ut Capital WASHINGTON Dec 19 quiries at the white house and le nartment of state this afternoon brought the that there was 110 information to be given out on renorts of an agreement between this country and Great Britain for a loint examination of war dobts Ditsnatches from Fondoii telling of such an agreement were not de nied however WILL SPEED ACTION PARIS Dec 19 atti tude of the new French government seemed moving early this afternoon towards advocacy of a plan infor mally discussed at Washington of allowing a mixed or international commission of experts to examine the problem of Frances debt The Associated Press was In formed on the highest authority that one or more ministers intend ed to support the commission plan at an afternoon meeting of the cabinet presided over by Premier PaulBoncour These ministers believe the debt problem should not be permitted to drug on and should be studied as soon as possible by a body of qual ified persons similar to the Basel reparations experts Problem of Politics A ministerial spokesman told the correspondent he deemed the ques tion should now be treated as a political problem rather thnn as a juridical one but he doubted if It could be hoped to obtain a reversal of the chamber of deputies decision for postponement of payment of the December interest before a commission would bo created However he confirmed Premier PaulBoncours expression of good will towards America uttered last night and said France desired to approach the problem quickly with the maximum sincerity and friend ship Joseph PaulBoncour officially took over at noon today the pre miership and foreign ministry from Edouard Hcrriot who resigned last Wednesday when the chamber oi deputies postponed the December debt payment to the United States Approved by Press The new ministry generally was well received by the press This was noted particularly in the appoint ment of the experienced Senator Henry Cheron as finance minister The speed and skill with which M PaulBoncour formed his cab inet yesterday was considered to augur well for Its future activities The chamber of deputies will decide Thursday whether the cabinet will continue to function The statement nropared at this afternoons meeting will be read then and a vote of con fidence will be requested In a message to the American na Tnm li Inire ft Column I PRESIDENT WILL ASK ROOSEVELT TO COOPERATE Will Go Ahead Without Congress Backing on Debts Study WASHINGTON Dec 19 LT Cooperation with Presidentelect Roosevelt to insure continuity of American foreign policy particu larly as to war debts the world eco nomic conference and disarmament was proposed today by President Hoover in a message to congress Lacking congressional approval for revival of the war debt com mission the president declared it necessary for him to proceed Inde pendent of congress to set up ma chinery for further debt discussions with those nations who have not defaulted To Appoint Commission He suggested an interlocking of the debt economic and disarma ment questions and indicated that a commission on debts would be appointed soon by him some of the members of which would also he delegates to the world economic conference set for next year while others would have a liason with the present disarmament negotia tions It is the assumption here that Mr Hoover already has made some overtures toward Mr Roosevelt and that the personnel of the group which is to handle the debt discus sions will be submitted to the presl duntelect for his approval before appointment Cannot Be Concluded Thnly men ftbiriof this aiibjeut tri the message to the congress however was as follows Discussions In respect to both debt questions and the world econ omic conference cannot lie conclud ed during my administration yet Iho economic situation in the world ne cessitates the preliminary work es sential to its success The under taking of these preliminary ques tions should not be delayed until after March 4 I propose therefore to seek the cooperation of P r e s I ei e n telcct Roosevelt in the organisation of machinery for advancement of con sideration of these problems NnccfiHury o IrorcMMl A year ago I requested that tho congress should authorize the crea tion of a debt commission to deal with situations which were bnunil to arise The congress did not con sider this wise In the situation iis it has developed it appears acces sary for the executive to proceed Obviously any conclusions would be subject to approval hy the con gress The president reiterated his views against conccllatlon or reduction without adequate compensations and said it would meet my hearty approval if congress should decide to reestablish the debt comniinsion Congressional opposition to any such step is so Htrong however that Mm chief executive voiced no hope Ihnfc that previous recommendation of IIM ever would be fulfilled iMtiNt Honor Kcqueflt Mr Hoover only cd from the proposed discussions thogc nations including France and Belgium which defaulted on Dec IS After outlining again the views he hns expressed many timci against imposing further sacrifices in the American people in connec tion with the debts he said In any event in protection to our vital interests an good and in accord with our traditional duty as wise and fair creditor1 whether to individuals or nations we must honor the request for dis cussion of those questions by nations who have sought to maintain their obligations to us The nations which hy paying last week qualified undoubtedly for thi Tnm to 5 Cnliimn fll Wea First Night Football Game Too Rough for Former High Player Pa Dec 19 CTy in the first night foot ball game of his career Alex Dun can crashed over with a touchdown after a brilliant run But while the cheers of the huge throng rang in his ears blood gushed from his lips and his head ached After the score Duncan former high school star awoke and surveyed the scene of action The vicious tackier he had just bowled over proved to be a big oak dresser in his bedroom Duncan limped back to bed IOWA WEATHER Generally fnlr Monday nlgfit and Tuesday hecnmlng unset tled In the central anil west por tions Tuesday rising tempera tures LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 3 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 22 Above Minimum in Night 7 Above 8 A M Monday 10 A have Trnco of Snowfall Figures for 24 hour period cnnV ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 19 Abovr Minimum In Night I Uclow ;