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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 19, 1934, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE OENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1HB SEKV1OE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19 1934 TU1S PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 59 He Provides Fireworks Raushenbush Seeks Facts for Probe of Munitions By HERBERT PLUMMER Dec 19 man who really sits under the gun at the sen ates investiga tion of the muni tions industry is a soft spoken scholarly young man who formed his hatred for war at first hand His name is Stephen Raush enbush chief in vestigator for the committee and he provides the seven senators on the committee with the material which they fire at the witnesses Raushenbush tall with closely cropped black mustache and black bushy hair rarely is mentioned in the voluminous reports of the in vestigation in the newspapers Yet he is one of the most conspicuous figures at the inquiry Volunteered in 1917 He puffs incessantly at a large olack briar pipe Occasionally he will take a hand in the questioning of a witness himself When he does it is with directness and telling ef fect He has had open clashes with witnesses Raushenbush hardly had been graduated with honors at Amherst college in 1917 he wears a Phi Beta Kappa key when he enlisted in the army ambulance corps attached to the French armies He was among the first 10000 volunteers to reach France His experience since the war has teen varied In 1920 he took a fling at the con sular service in Maracaibo Vene zuela but soon gave that up to do exploration work for an American oil company in the Cordelleras Went to Mexico Then he went to Mexico where for a time he was in charge of a large oil camp wjth several hundred natives and several drilling crews iiore seEolarly pursuits Sociology and economics have been his fields since He has studied con ditions in the anthracite coal in dustry and written a book on his findings Next he dipped into the question of electric power and has written two books on this subject He has been a professor of sociol ogy at Dartmouth and has held var ious positions in Pennsylvanias de partment of labor and industry It was his work in the latter which attracted the attention of Senator Nye of North Dakota chairman of the senate munitions investigation committee who per suaded him to become his chief in vestigator BUSINESSlEFS TO PLEDGE HELP To Urge CoOperation With Government Without Any Mention of F R WHITE SULPHUR SPRING W Va Dec 19 Business leaders of America have vidtually decided to advocate cooperation with the government without specifically naming the Roosevelt administra tion Convened here as the joint busi ness conference for recovery some 90 top executives found themselves in accord today on several prin ciples which were being summar ized in a preamble extending the olive branch in hroadest terms The executives were expected to carry the results of their delibera tions to the white house immedia tely to indicate the business view point before congress convenes The businessmen further were prepared to offer their aid to the president m combatting extreme legislation 77kWeather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday with snow Thursday in east and south portions and probably late Wednesday night or Thurs day in northwest somewhat colder in extreme west Wednes day night MINNESOTA Cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday probably occasional snow ris ing temperature In west Wed nesday night nnd In east and south Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 35 Minimum in Night Hi VI 8 A M Wednesday 17 Snowfall Trace N Y PLANS CITY POWER PLANT Four Ships Play Their Searchlights Upon Ocean Scene By FRANK E GANNETT Publisher of the Gannett Newspapers OliyriKht 1934 by The AssoclnliMl Iress ABOARD THE S S EUROPA AT SEA Dec 19 men perilously near death on the storm crushed freighter Sisto owe their lives today to a gallant lifeboat crew from the passenger liner New York Amidst storm lashed seas thi Sistos crew was taken from the sinking freighter late last night while four vessels including the palatial Europa stood by playing searchlights on the scene The dramatic victory of the New Yorks tiny lifeboat over the North Atlantic was accomplished as vir tually every person on the Europa watched anxiously the progress of the rescue craft to and from the freighter Great Shout of Joy There was a great shout of joy from the Europa as the lifeboat reached the side of the New York in safety Rolling seas tossed the craft like a bobbing cork It reached the side of the crippled Sisto however REALIZES DREAM NEW YORK Dec 19 Frank E Gannett whose eye witnessaccount of the rescue of the crew of the Norwegian freighter Sisto in the Atlantic appears in Associated Press newspapers today realized every newspapermans dream when he found himself at the scene of a dramatic news event Mr Gannett publisher of a chain of newspapers in New York and other states was a passenger aboard the liner Eu ropa on his way home after an European visit When it became apparent that the Europa would figure prominently in the story of sea heroism that unfolded during the night arrangements were made for the Associated Press to receive by wireless the first hand account from Mr Gannett Illness Fatal 16 Men Owe Lives to Gallant Lifeboat Crew RESCUE FROM SINKING VESSEL IN STORMY SEA S B Duffield 84 Pioneer Business Man Here Dies Funeral Services to Be Thursday at Pattersons Samuel Beard Duffield 84 pio neer druggist and later engaged in the insurance business in Mason City died Tuesday at a hospital in Tulsa Okla Mr Duffield who was horn Feb 28 1850 at Woodstock 111 came to Mason City in January 1886 He operated a drug store here for a number of years served as county auditor for three years and later was a member of the insurance firm of Duffield and Avery He retired from active business life 10 years ago Mrs Duffield preceded him in death two years ago Surviving Mr Duffield are his two sons F G Duffield vice presi dent of the Jacob E Decker and Sons company and Rollin S Duf field in the oil business at Tulsa two granddaughters Mrs Brice L Thomas and Mrs Demus W Grip pen Jr both of Mason City and greatgrandson Frederick Thomas The body is being brought to Ma son City and funeral services will be held at the Patterson funeral home at 2 oclock Thursday afternoon with the Rev W H Spence of the First Methodist church of which he was a member officiating Burial will take place at the Memorial Park cemetery Pallbearers will be John C Shipley B C Way G Orlo SAMUEL B DUFFIELD Gould Dr G N Beemer Avery andG M Woodruff G S and the members of her crew weary from long hours of battling the sav age storm dropped quickly into the lifeboat Then began the even more dan gerous trip back to the New York for this time the boat was laden al most beyond capacity Although lights from the surrounding vessels pierced the darKness there were times when the lifeboat was scarce ly visible from the Europa and only an occasional flash of an oar could be seen Rescue None Too Soon The rescue of the 16 men of the Sisto a Norwegian boat was ac complished apparently none too soon for the little vessel was in a Timilo 1aRC 2 Column 4 WIFE OF STATE BRAND HEAD DIES Rites for Mrs Christensen to Be Held Friday in Algona Church ALGONA Dec ser vices for Mrs Maude P Christensen wife of the president of the Iowa State Brand creameries of Mason City will be conducted Friday af ternoon at 2 oclock in the Metho dist church at Algona Burial will be made in Algona Mrs Christensen died Monday eve ning at oclock at Rochester Minn She had been ill for sis months A life long resident of Algona and well known in this section Mrs Christensen is survived by her hus hand and two sisters one in Min neapolis and one in Algona There were no children Mrs Christensen was about 40 years of age Her husband has for many years been prominently identified with creamery work and the past year was elected to head the State Brand creameries He is now manager of the Algona CoOperative creamery TO SCRAP PACT Emperors Quick Approval of Councils Decision Is Expected TOKIO Dec 19 Japan ese government acted today to scrap the Washington naval treaty and expressed confidence in its readiness to meet any situation which might arise as a result In a ceremony regarded as his toric the powerful privy council recommended abrogation of the lim itation pact to Emperor Hirohito whose speedy approval is expected The action in effect constituted ab rogation Speaking for the privy council Baron Kiichiro Hiranuma its vice president said The Imperial gov ernment desires continuation of clauses of the Washington treaty relating to limitation of fortifica tions and naval bases in the Pacific ocean but if such clauses are term inated the government is prepared to cope with such a situation Conversations End LONDON Dec 19 tri power naval conversations whiih have been in progress here for the last two months terminated today without any immediate prospect that a new naval limitation treaty would be formulated The delegates of Great Britain the United States and Japan met in Prime Minister J Ramsay MacDon alds room in the house of commons and formally ended the conversa tions They set no date for further discussions or for a conference next year In many weeks of conversations the three delegations have been un able to agree to a new treaty to succeed the Washington pact of 1922 which Japan soon will de nounce chiefly because Great Bri tain and the United States refused to grant Japanese demand for full equality Administration Cost of Relief Is 89 Per Cent Mulock Presents Report on State Help for Needy in October By GEORGE MILLS stimulated the making available of credit as a part of President Roose velts general recovery program He was to have gone to Wash ington on business yesterday but postponed the trip because of his ucs ChriHmoj Shoppinq Days til Christmas DES MOINES Dec of administering aid to the needy in Iowa in October totalled 89 per cent of the months entire relief bill E H Mulock state emergency re lief administrator said today The grand total of all obligations incurred by the relief administra tion during the month a typical period of expenditures for the year was he reported The ad ministration bill was S172035 Analysis of the adminis tration costs is as follows Administration 1 Administration in the 100 coun ty emergency relief offices 2 Unemployment relief drought relief and distribution of surplus commodities through the state of fice This total is made up of engineering accounting audit ing disbursing statistical social service and general administration costs 3 Administration of special pro grams financed from federal funds S23479 This includes transient re lief emergency education slaugh tering of cattle and canning of beef and other programs Relief cases1 of 50707represen ting 216266 persons received what is termed resident unemployment relief during the month This total was 88 per cent of the population of Iowa The bill for this group was Feed Grants Allotted Feed grants were alloted to 3089 cases as part of the resident drought relief program The cost of these grants was 535767 Local work relief projects includ ing materials equipment and super vision required an outlay of 871 Expenditures in other programs of the relief organization all from federal funds are as follows Slaughtering of cattle and the production of canned beef to be dis tributed under the supervision of the Federal Surplus Relief corporation transient relief student relief emergency education unemployed 56073 furnishing water for the city of Creston furnishing wa ter for the town of Lenox other special projects including the cost of distribution of millions of pounds of foodstuffs EUGENE BLACK 6UUCCUMBSAT HOMEINGEORGIA Heart Attack Fatal to Former Governor of Federal Reserve ATLANTA Dec 19 R Black 63 former governor of the federal reserve board died at his residence here at a m to day of a heart attack Mr Black had been slightly in disposed the past three days His wife and nurse were at his bedside when death came An outstanding citizen of tho south President Roosevelt calcci Mr Black to Washington on May 10 1933 to become chairman of the federal reserve board In that posi tion he gained nationwide promi nence in assisting the president in getting the New Deal under way Returned to Old Fost He returned to his old post as governor of the sixth federal re serve district in Atlanta last June but at the request df the president also acted as contact man for tiie reconstruction finance corporation In that capacity he contacted banks through the country and Easier Than Law One day in 1923 as Gene Black humorously put it he noticed the banks closed in midafternoon and decided that banking was easier than law and shortly thereafter he accepted the presidency of the At lanta Trust company In 1928 he was made governor flf the sixth federal district succeed ing M B Wellborn It was as governor of the reserve bank here that he attracted inter national attention with his coura geous financial leadership Mr Black was a militant leader in the industrial and cultural life of Atlanta and the south Successor to Meyer On May IS 1933 President Roose velt nanied him chairman of the federal reserve board to succeed Eu gene Meyer He did noteworthy work in the Roosevelt administra tion but relinquished the post sev Tiun ii Pace 2 Column 6 SENATORS ARGUE MUNITIONS COST Claim Government Can Make Them Cheaper Denied at Hearing WASHINGTON Dec 19 The contention that government manufacture of war materials is cheaper than private production was advanced and denied today before the senate munitions committee The evidence was sharply chal lenged by representatives of the pri vate companies It was obtained fro ma survey made in 1928 by the manufacturers The 1928 study said the average cost of private production of a cer tain type of ammunition was as compared with in the government arsenal at Frank fort near Philadelphia Earlier Senator Clark DMo contended the war departments leg islative program for war time would give the government abso lute control of the press He said he would introduce the armys war time bills at the begin ning of the next session of congress so they could receive careful study ahead of time Santa Clans May Not Get to Everyone Only Few Days Left to Reach Goal of Fund Previously reported Edith 100 Northwestern States Em ployes 2100 In Memory 50 Jolly Juniors 100 Jewish Sisterhood Senior Hadassuh 800 Vclland and Hanes books 2000 A Stranger 100 Loyal Order of Moose 500 M C letter carriers fiOO First National hank employes 1500 Kiddies friend 100 V friend 200 Transient camp 170 EUGENE R BLACK BLOODHOUNDS HUNT FOR WOMAN Wife of Wealthy Clothing Man Wanders From Her Home in Night CARMEL Cal Dec 19 rugged country and beaches around Carmel were searched today for JMrsEliotBcOieSahafljier 39 yeoi oldmember of the wealthy clothing family Apparently clad only in night gown bedroom slippers and a fin coat she disappeared between mid night and dawn yesterday from her isolated home on the southern Up of this artists village Released only Monday from Mon terey hospital where she was tak en 10 days ago for a rest fears were felt Mrs Schaffner may have wandered into the ocean surf of Carmel bay or into the tidal mouth of the Carmel river both close to her home After a day of secret though in tensive search by the village po lice bloodhounds were brought by airplane from Berkeley to Monterey county during the night to join the hunt for the missing woman Her husband Joseph H Schaff ner a director of Hart Schaffnci and Marx was flying to Carmel from Chicago The socially promi nent couple divided their time be tween New York Chicago Carmel and San Francisco 135 miles north of here Hersister Mrs Marion Todd ol San Francisco early this morning reached the Carmel home froir which the search is being directed Like attendants at the hospital where Mrs TSchaffner was recently confined MrsTodd refused to dis cuss her sisters illness Total C L A U S isnt going to reach all the boys and girls in Ma son City if the goal of the Christmas cheer fund is not reached but only quick concerted action by the Good Fellows of the Community will put it over these few re maining days before Dec 25 A number of substantial gifts were added Wednesday as the above table shows Employes in a number of large establishments are remem bering those who are less fortunate But along side of these excellent donations come letters like the fol lowing Letter to Santa Dear Santa Will you bring us kids something for Christmas We will not get anything cause our daddy cant buy us anything I am 6 years old Mildred is 9 Allan is 12 Gene is 11 Edward 15 and Wil lie is 16 We would like some stock ings and mittens We would like to have some nuts and candy and some toys One 50 cent donation included the inscription In memory of a loyal little friend who wont be here this Christmas The Jolly Juniors are a Sunday school class at the Congregational DENISON CLUB DANCE Everyone who attends the danpe at the Denison club Wed nesday night will be helping the Christmas Cheer Fund reach its goal PRESIDENT WILL APPROVE LOANS TO OTHER CITIES Promises Federal Aid If Private Firm Rates Are Too High WASHINGTON Dec 19 President Roosevelt and Mayor La Guardia of New York laid the groundwork today for possible con struction of a municipal power plant for the metropolis This took place after Mr Roose velt had said at his press confer ence he was ready to authorize the vise of government funds for loans to New York and other cities for municipal plants if proof was orthcoming they could be operated cheaper than private concerns The president had termed exorb tant rates charged by private companies wanting to sell power to New York Unit on Network La Guardia said the proposed plant also would serve as the first jnit in a network for state distribu tion of power The mayor left the white house to confer with Secretary Ickes the public works administrator on the feasibility of a city power plant Asked if a municipal plant had been definitely decided upon and would be built the mayor replied I believe the action of the utility companies in New York City in ap plying for higher rates today will do them no good Kates Too High Basil Manly a member of the federal power commission said that of the charged the fefleraf government by private power companies in New1 York state had proved them to be too high in some instances The federal bill has not been paid since July pending the inquiry Manly joined in the conference to day Asked if the proposed city plant would sell to private consumers La Guardia said that had not been de cided Situation Reviewed We reviewed the whole utility situation in New York City said Mayor La Guardia We found that the federal and city governments have a great deal in common decided to approach the issue on a business basis with a view to giving service at the lowest possible price It was suggested that Commis sioner Manly and Commissioner Davidson of the New York utilities and Rear Admiral Bakenhus confer with Secretary Ickes The subject will be thoroughly studied and plans formulated tor Turn to Page 2 Column 3 Remove Pop Bottle Cap From Throat of Cedar Rapids Man CEDAR RAPIDS Dec 19 Isaac Lear 63 who had lost 30 pounds since last August when a pop bottle cap lodged in his eso phagus will be able to eat a good Christmas dinner The cap was removed in an opera tion performed at a local hospital Lear said because of poor sight he had picked up the cap from a table and had placed it in his mouth while drinking coffee one day thinking the cap was a piece of bread CLAIM DILLINGER BOUGHT WAY OUT CHICAGO Dec 19 Daily News today said it had learned that John Dillinger bought his way out of the Crown Point Ind jail last March on a promise to pay SllOOO Dillinger it said kept his part of the bargain but that one of the middlemen kept part of the money and those who aided him in the escape actually j Yep said s mcehanir tho on j received only about halt that gines missing Guess a spark plug Police Squad Car at Spencer Missing but Its Only Spark Plug SPENCER Dec 19 Chief Roy Frad puzzled over a note left on his desk by two night patrol men which said I Police car missing Use Toms I car Tom is the night patrolman I Later Chief Frad strolled by the I city garage There was the squad amount is dead1 How Kansas Farmers Save Gasoline Harry Free of Dodge City Kans saw a farmer recently driving on a level road with his motor shut off car doors open to catch a stiff wind that propelled the car at lo miles an hour If Shake speare lived today hed re peat 111 blowSthe wind that profits nobody meaning no doubt that anybody can get wind of good bargains through the GlobeGazettes classified wantads Tins one breezed to quick results FOR gas heat 325 1st N W Ph 1S22 church The donation from tran sient camp is in addition to previously donated making a total of from transients From Odd Jobs The pennies and nickels gathered from among the occupants of the camp come chiefly from odd jobs they get One 75 year old man got a job shoveling snow and donated 15 cents with the explanation that he was a kid once himself The donation from xelland and Hanes consists of 200 juvenile books a little shopworn but in ex cellent condition They are books that retailed for 25 cents 30 cents and 50 cents A conservative esti mate of the value of these is 10 cents apiece They will make it pos sible for 200 children to get a book in their stocking for Christmas Contributions may be brought to the GlobeGazette office or mailed to Christmas Cheer Fund Globe Gazette Mason City Iowa MRS NEWTON IS DECLARED SANE Communist Wife of Negro to I Face Charges of Part in Demonstration I i CHICAGO Dec 19 Jane I Emery Newton daughter of a for j mer national commander of the i American Legion was adjudged S sane by the municipal psychopathic j court today Mrs Newton commun I ist wife of a Negro remained in custody to answer charges of par ticipating in a communistic demon stration Mrs Newton and her husband Herbert Newton were arrested i when with other communists they i attempted to move back their furni ture into the home from which they i had been evicted IOWA CROP VALUE SHOWS INCREASE DES MOINES Dec 19 Value of Iowas major crops this year increased 15 per cent over 1933 although their total production dropped 50 per cent the report of the United States dpeartment of agriculture showed today Canned Food Recipes This is an unusually valuable rec ipe booklet It tells how to prepare more than 200 different dishes and innumerable combinations of com plete meals every one out of cans from the corner grocer The recipes include a wide variety of soups salads vegetable entrees sauces sandwiches and desserts They are authoritative and well worth trying because they are the result of study and experi mentation by experts and judicious use of them will greatly enrich your daily menus Enclose 6c in coin to cover cost of handling charges Use Coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin Washington D j I enclose 6c in coin careful ly wrapped for the booklet on Recipes for Canned Foods Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C ;