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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1932, Mason City, Iowa I vi E i I MCM l i T OF IOW 1 1 3 MO I MES I A North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS EDITION VOL XXXIX ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 20 1932 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 62 Had Life of Adventure New N C Senator Globe Trotter Circus Man By CHARLES P STEWART WASHINGTON Dec Stories of Senator Robert R Rey nolds adventures before he be came a senator and he only dates back senatorially to last Novembers election u n q u cation ably will continue to leak out from time to time as longas he re mains in office And that prob ably will be a lone time to judge from pres ent evidences of his popularity in hig home state of North Caro lina For one thing a man who has worked his way thrice or oftener aroundthe world traveled with a circus been a profes Senator sional wrestler Robert Reynolds Gnd engraved in a miscellany of odd enterprises for a livelihood dur ing the intervals between these act ivities cannot possibly give a full account of his career at a single sitting incidents In it necessarily reveal themselves prradually Worry About Dignity Moreover there is a manifest dis inclination on the part of the sen ators friends from the tarheel com monwealth to discuss the new law makers picturesque past except in the broadest generalities lest they convey an impression a shade less dignified than they consider fitting in a national legislator Senator Reynolds himself clearly is doing no worrying as tohis dig nity He is 83 natural in the midst of his surroundings today as he jjUndoiibtecllywas in his role of a 3eT Turn ioVage 2i Column C STOVER SCORES BUREAU CRITICS Annual Meeting of County Unit of Farm Bureau Held Here Cooperative marketing the prob lems of farm organizations and methods of battling those who would stir up dissension among farmers were discussed by the clos ing speakers on the program at the annual meeting of the Cerro Gordo county Farm Bureau Monday after noon F W Stover president of the organization unable to be present because of illness prepared a short address which waa read at the meet ing He pointed to the fact that the material reduction of the budget should inspire loyalty among mem bers Those who criticized the ex pense of maintaining the Farm Bu reau should realize they pay for scientific information whether they use it or not The question we need to decide ia whether we as a group of inde pendent yeomen type of farmers shall hire an agent under our di rection give us the benefit of the better methods or let big corpora tion farmers and land and insur ance companies fire these agents for themselves he declared Attacks Farm Enemies Mr Stover also attacked what he termed the enemies of agricul ture who have been scattering poison and the seeds of disaention Tntn to t Column 4 AUNT NET By Robert Quillen It looks to me like hard times aint affected people the right way yet All the patches you see are on the seat instead o the knees HOUSE DEBATES LEGALIZED BEER From Debts Responsibility HOOVER WILL BE LEFT TO ACT ON OWN INITIATIVE Roosevelt Friends Sure He Will Stick to His Announced Policy WASHINGTON Dec 20 Democrats today were clearly shy ing away from active participation in President Hoovers proposal for a commission review o the war debts problem snd he was expected at the capitol to go ahead on his own initiative The president and Governor Roosevelt were understood already to have exchanged views and that the democratic presidentelect is leaving the issue with this adminis tration The governors attitude was described as sympathetic but firm against dividing responsibility with the president Will Hold to Policy Friends of the presidentelect were convinced he would stand by his previously announced policy that debt negotiations should be con ducted through regular diplomatic channels and separately with the debtor nations Meanwhile it became apparent that democrats in congress were not inclined to listen to the presidential suggestion that members of con gress serve on the debt commission i Senator Swanson of Virginia a democratic memberjjfithe Amer ican arms delegati6njfrho hadbeen regarded as perhaps the first choice of the president for a place on the debts agency said to President The power to negotiate all for eign relations is left with the pres ident under the constitution The methods he adopts have been left entirely with him under law and custom I think a situation has de veloped that makes it wiser for the United States to conduct sep arate negotiations The United States is really the only creditor nation and Joint negotiations would only bring a solid front against us Of course any negotiations that the president may effect are not operative until congress has ap proved Secretaries Confer Meanwhile Secretaries Stimson Mills and Chapin held a conference at the state department with Ed mund E Day and John H Williams the economic experts whom the Uni ted States designated to confer with experts from other nations In prep aration of a program for the world economic conference Another meeting of the interna tional experts has been set for early in January but their recent meeting was so complicated by war debts reparations and disarmament prob lems that no definite agenda waa agreed upon and no date was set for the conference although it was de cided that it is to be held in Lon don Edmund E Day is director of so cial sciences of the Rockefeller foun dation and John H Williams is pro fessor of economics at Harvard Frank Nitti Clings to Life Enforcer Proves to Be Tough CHICAGO Dec 20 Nltti public enemy and heir ap parent to Alphonse Capone clung tenaciously to life today with three bullets fired during a police raid on a gangster hangout yesterday still in his body So tenuous was the thread upon which life hung tWat the enforcer who is proving himself tougher than his reputation was not permitted to talk nor did physicians attempt to remove the pellets of lead lodged in his neck chest and back Arraign Stage Star on Bad Charge Filed in Minneapolis NEW YORK Dec 20 Nolan stage and screen actress for merly known as Imogene Wilson was arraigned today on a charge of being a fugitive from justice In Minneapolis where she ia accused of having passed a worthless check for J30448 Her ball of fixed when she was arrested in her dressing room last night was continued and she will be given a hearing Dec 30 Paris Papers Doubtful of Hoover Plan Note U S Delegates Would Not Have Real Power PARIS Dec 20 news papers were dubious today of President Hoovers proposal to create machinery for an interna tional discussion of war debts dis armament and the economic situa tion Copious extracts from his special message to congress were published prominently The widely read independent newspaper Excelsior said There is some confusion in this vast plan but one thing is certain namely that the American delega tion to this committee or confer ence will have no power to conclude anything Premier PaulBoncour must then consider whether he will temporize awaiting this gen eral debate or embark upon the multiple and complex negotiations to which there is no possible issue before next March Reliable sources said the new cabinet might favor an examina tion of Frances debts from a world economic standpoint along the lines proposed by Mr Hoover Hoovers Message Praised LONDON Dec 20 Britain looked to its government today to prepare immediately for a review of the debt settlement with the United States along lines pro posed byPresident Hoover The presidents mediageto con gress announcing his v decision io carry out this plan was praised by newspapers of different political faiths But the nation already was prepared for it by acting Premier Stanley Baldwins announcement in commons yesterday that the United States had agreed to a joint exam ination of the entire debt question British officialdom firmly declin ed to comment on Mr Hoovers message to congress Some observers in the economic field however found little that was new in the message Chief interest was expressed in its reception by congress and the possible congres sional reaction RUSH ALLOTMENT PLAN HEARINGS House Committee Anxious to Start Drawing Farm Relief Bill WASHINGTON Dec 20 intention to close hearing tonight on the domestic allotment farm re lief plans so that preparation of a bill might be begun was announced today by Chairman Jones of the house agriculture committee Jones made the statement as Thomas E Wilson of the Wilson Packing company Chicago took the stand in opposition to the pro posed processing tax on hogs Controversy Covered Jones said the controversy over the inclusion of hogs had been well covered in the testimony and that apparently there was not a great deal of controversy over the other three commodities included in the cotton and tobacco Representative Clarke R N Y said he desired to see dairy products included in the measure Two more packers T G Lee president of Armour and company of Chicago and Oscar Mayer Jr of Mayer and company Madison Wis also opposed the bill Would Destructive Lee said the bill would be detri mental if not absolutely destructive to a great industry Hogs how are selling in Chicago at around 3 cents Lee said If this tax of 2 cents was ap plied I believe the price would drop to 1 cent REFORMATORYS ACCOUNTS HELD Accountants File Report of Irregularities at University DBS MOINES Dec 20 shortage in accounts of the Ana mosa reformatory and two in stances of irregularities in the state university tuition funds were re ported by accountants in findings filed with the state board of audit The examinations reported by the special accountants covered the fis cal year ending June 30 1932 No shortages or irregularities were re ported in the other reports filed to day covering the throe state educa tional institutions and the state re formatory and penitentiary Not Recorded I B McGladrey of Cedar Rapids accountant reported that he had as certained that cash receipts of the Anamosa reformatory amounting to had neither been entered on the institutions records nor de posited to its credit in the bank He said it was Impossible to state whether this was the entire amount of the cash shortage and that there may have been other receipts not recorded or accounted for and which would not be revealed under the present defective system of ac counting at the institution Prior In his report McGladrey stressed that the cash shortages found oc curred prior to Jan 1 1932 He criticised severely what he declared was the inadequacy ot internal check on both stores and cash in the institution and repeated recommen dations made in his report for the previous years for changes in the accounting system Allen Busby and Harrigan of DCS Moincs recalled that in their previous report they had listed some of the irregularities found at the state university and felt it un necessary to repeat these They said however that for the year ending June 30 1932 they had found in addition a shortage of 5T0106 in tuitions and fees and additional overcharges of for transportation of patients to and from the state university hos pital Improper Handling Recalling that their previous re port had cited 14 instances of al leged improper handling of funds at the university the ac countants said 8 of these recurred during the 1932 fiscal year and set forth those on which no corrective action had been taken The firm also reiterated its sug gestion for a thorough survey oE the respective departments at the university to eliminate elements in volving possibility of fraud the survey to be made by university of ficers with the cooperation of the faculty of the school of commerce These instances of alleged im proper handling of funds were grouped or where Interest or re Turn In frige 2 Column 3 1 Buy Christmas Seals Prediction of Snow Renews Iowa Hopes of White Christmas DES MOINES Dec 20 The weather man brought renewed hopes for a white Christmas to day with his prediction of snow for late tonight or Wednesday The prophesied snow is to be pre ceded by warmer temperatures in the central and east portions of the state tonight but will be followed by a slump in thermometer read ings forecasters said StiJJ Time to Shop Read the GIFT SEEKERS GUIDE on the Classified Page GIRLS FEVER PUZZLES DOCTORS Doctors were puzxlcd when the fever of Alice Toiun 20 year oltl Mexirim girl rose o 110 degrees during her illness from a brain tumor In Los Angeles Tolan is shown with her nurse Associated Press LOS ANGELES Col Dec 20 Sec where France has Pnul Bon cour to form a new cabinet Six years ago in Geneva at a dis armament conference he was head of Frances delegation and I saw quite a lot of him He is very able I have always won UerccI since then why they never used him more France will piiy and it cant possibly hurt them as badly as it will some of our writers and American financiers I never saw people so brokenhearted over our country receiving a little dab of money Congress voting on beer again today It passed the people but they cant get it through con gress Yours WILL ROGERS CopyrlBlil 1032 MeNtLugtil Syndicate BANK AT OVENS OYBNS Dec 20 uniden tified Negro today robbed the Ply mouth county bank of forcing the cashier Pete Fisch to lie on the floor as he scooped up the cash The bandit escaped in a model A Ford Oyens is in Plymouth county six miles from LeMars The bandit entered the bank about shortly after Mr Flsch had opened the institution for bus iness He asked the cashier to open the safe but when told that it was locked he satisfied himself with approximately S200 in cash The cashier the bandit was about 5 feet Z inches tall and was poorly dressed A squadron of cars attempted to follow the bandit car ns it sped northward It is believed the Negro headed toward Sioux City Former lowan of 61 to Wed Woman of 22 NEW YORK Dec 20 Taylor 61 a lawyer obtained a li cense yesterday to marry Miss Pauline Billings 22 Mr Taylor was born in Dubuque Iowa The mar riage will be performed tomorrow at Miss Billings home here Say Koenig Gave Encouragement in Stull Abduction Sievers and Neff Testify in Trial for Dentist at Charles City CHARLES CITY Dec Dr n H Koenig local dentist on trial here on a charge of conspiracy in the kidnapping of Miss Marian Stull county overseer of the poor advised the unemployment league to get rjd of the poor overseer but dont commit murder according to testimony offered today by Joe Sievers The courtroom was packed for the trial which opened this morning Sievers described a conference that he anil Henry Neff president of the unemployment league had with Dr Koenig in the latters of fice on the Sunday afternoon pre ceding the abduction Koenig Siev ers testified thought the poor re lief administration could be remc died and spoke of different persons j who held jobs including Miss Stull Businessmen Behind You The poor overseer must be got rid of Sievers quoted Dr Koenig as saying The unemployment or ganization is the organization to do that Ninetyfive per cent of the businessmen are behind you The board wants to get rid of Miss Stull Go to it Neff then took the stand this af ternoon and described the confer ence which was held in Dr Koenigi office He said that the unemploy ment league was encouraged by the dentist to go ahead with the kid naping Jeff Bauer was then placed on the stand Bauer Neff and Siev ers were among those receiving three year suspended sentences for conspiracy in the kidnaping Miss Stull submitted to direct ex amination this morning naming the principals involved in the kid naping Miss Stull told bow she was taken from the city hall on the morning of Aug 22 by a group of men who had been receiving county poor re lief These men forced her into a car antl took her near Alta Vista Novembers Balance of Trade Favorable WASHINGTON Dec 20 favorable trade balance In Novem ber of 535000000 waa announced today by the commerce department in a statement which placed ex ports at 139000000 and Imports at each lower than the previous month Tuni In 2 Column Hart Asks Probe of Farm Organizations and Their Lobbying WASHINGTON Dec 20 resolution directing congressional investigation ot farm organization including funds spent in lobbying was proposed today by Representative Hart D MichJ The resolution preamble said ac tual farmem constantly deny that they have any representatives in Washington and at the same timo so called general farm organiza tions maintain high salaried lobby ists in Washington purporting to apeak for millions of fnrmers titl75 200 a 1 00 500 SOO 1 00 200 I Oft 100 200 1000 fi50 200 500 S59491 J050B Individuals Must Help Cheer Fund Many Donations Arc Received From Societies Previously reported wish Previously reported nulsc lowu theater ISviiiigcllcnl Ludics Aid A Friend History Cluh Judge Clarks Class Another friend Betty Unices Frederick IIlnz Kleclrugists Hetty IWne Gecr From Sunta Clans Iostoffici Clerlis Sally and Sonny S I Wright Hollywood Totul SliH to be raised With only four days left the GlobeGazette Christmas Cheer Fund was still far short of the goal of 1500 Tuesday Unless the good fellows of Mason City donate liberally it is evident the goal will not be reached and this in the face of tlie fact that Mrs Mabel Blaise secretary of the So cial Welfare league announces ev ery cent of the 51500 is needed to alleviate conditions over the Christ mas season The amount set for the goal was pared down to the lowest figure with which it was felt the situation could be handled IInuiyifiuaJn Must Hejp Thus far clubs societies and other organizations have rallied to the support of the fund in goodly numbers But it must be realized that individuals too must Rive if the fund is to reach the required amount It is hoped that other commer cial and industrial concerns will follow the example of the North western Stales Portland Cement company employes and others and take xip collections A box is being passed among the GlobeGazette employes for that purpose The largest gift Tuesday was 510 from Santa Glaus Another post office gift was 5650 from the clerks The donations are accompanied by nil types of best wishes for its success May your good work more Tur 2 column fi GUY WILL FACE MURDER TRIAL Identified as Man in Gray Who Inquired at Yacht for Wanderwell LONG BEACH Cal Dec 20 In the case by a mass of circumstantial evidence William James Curly Guy 21 year old Welsh adventurer will face trial in superior court on a charge of mur dering Capt Walter Wanderwell The globe trotter and explorer was shot to death the night of Dec 5 in the unlighted cabin of his yacht Carma At his preliminary hearing which ended in a court order holding him for trial without ball Guy heard himself positively Identified as the man in gray who Inquired for Wamlerwoll through a porthole a few moments before the body of the globe trotter was found Positively Identify Guy Cuthbert Wills chlef engineer aboard the 110 foot yacht and Miss Marian Smith of Rockmarl Ga one of the adventurers recruited by Wanderwell fnr an around the world cruise both positively identi fied Guy aa the man who had in quired for Wanderwell Guy has insisted he spent the night in the Glendale home of Kd wnrd De Larm an aviator 30 from the Long Beach pier where the Cnrma wan moored Called Ijist August Mrs Aloha Wandcrwell testified Guy and De Larm called last Au gust at the Wanderwell apartment and threatened her husband When the widow left the witness stand she shook hands with the accused Well that doesnt look as if she thought I killed her husband re marked Guy Wills created excitement through out the courthouse when asked to imitate the scream he heard the night Wanderwell was shot He gave a piercing scream which re sounded thrnout the corridors of the building GALLERIES FILL SENATORS GO TO LISTEN TO TALK Ramey Tells Group 4 Per Cent Beer Is Non Intoxicating WASHINGTON Dec 20 Congress came to grips today In tlie beer legalization dispute nil other issues giving way to gruelling debate in the house on the first reg ularly sponsored attempt to modify the Volstead act since this prohibi tion enforcement law went into ef fect AS the house leaders marshalled their supporters for and against re turn of 32 per cent beer galleries filled and senators left their cham ber to hear the discussion Six hours were assigned to this and demo cratic chiefs claimed this bill would be passed tomorrow Proponents of the Collier bill hailed it as a revenue producer Wry Gets Applause Representative Ralney the ma jority leader insisted that 32 per cent alcoholic content by weight or per cent bv volume was a non intoxtcatliiR beer To the apnlause of some in Hie thronged galleries Representative Crowther R N declared it was unconstitutional to put n beer OFFERS SURE TEST WASHINGTON Dec 20 Representative LankEord R interrupted house debate today to suggest a way of He asked rtepregentaUve Sahr tiers of Texas leading democrat opposing the pending beer bill whether Sanders couldnt get Dr George Calver house physician to fix up a concoction contain ing per cent alcohol so mem bers could drink it and find out if it is intoxicating Sanders however did not send for Dr Culver bill into the law so long as the eighteenth amendment Is in the con stitution He estimated only i year would be obtained from the proposed 5i a barrel tax many millions less than friends of the legislation claim and asserted that if a balanced budget depends on In come from the beer bill the bud get is going to be out of balance a long time Aslc Cut in Benefits Representative Snell the repub lican leader also made Inquiries of Rainey as to democratic plans look ing to balancing the budget He was told by the whitehalred democrat from Illinois that we are going to do all we can to balance the burl get but we dont control the admin istration or the senate In committee sessions before the house met the joint congressional commitlfie on veterans legislation heard the National Economy leagues advocacy of a cut in benefits to exsoldiers The house agriculture committee decided to close Its hearings on the domestic allotment farm relief pro gram so ns todraft a bill for in troduction behind the beer measure Treaty Taken Up The St Lawrence river treaty was taken up again by the senate rrirn In Tnsc 2 rnlimm 2 Killed 10 HirtTs Plane Strikes House ANTHONY Department of the Seine France Dec 20 pilots were killed and 10 other pcr sons were injured today when an army airplane crashed through tlie roof of a house in this village IOWA WEATHER Unsettled snow beginning late Tuesday nlglit or Wednes day Somewhat warmer In cen tra or east portions Tuesday night Colder Wednesday LOCAL STATISTICS Weather figures for hour pe riod ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 35 iUlnlmum la Xlght At 8 A M 33 Monday afternoon brought thi highest temperature recorded in Ma son City since the afternoon of Dec 5 when the maximum waT 15 ;