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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 21, 1932, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home K LI M OF i ov A UK 3 VOINES I A VOL XXXIX Ft VIS CKNfd COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21 1932 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SUCTIONS SECTION ONE NO 63 England to Get Reward Britain Profits as French Default on Debts By CHARLES STEWART ASHINGTON Dec 21 CPA is th one c o u n t r 3 which seem likely to prof in the long run from France deliberate d e fault in pay ment of curren interest on thi Gallic war deb to the United States America nat urally does no profit by it It already i apparent t h a France will not French securi ties sminyeu simultaneously with announcement of the chamber o deputies vote to repudiate Dec 15s national obligation to Uncli Sam Germanys leading newspa pers hasten to advance the argu ment that the Paris governments disregard of its financial pledge nullifies the treaty of Versailles Repercussions to the disadvantage of French credit are noticeable in every direction the world over in short In the midst of this situation English integrity is all the more obvious by very reason of such a contrast True the Italian bill too was paid on the nail as were Czecho slovakias Finlands Latvias an Lithuanias but the amounts none exceeding a million and a half were too small to attract atten tion in comparison with Englands thumping item in solid gold Have Escaped Criticism On the opposite hand Belgium Poland Greece Hungary and Es thonia which defaulted as well as France virtually escaped criticism that reallyVive re unable to iielp themi selves whereas no questioned that the 519261432 due from them Tnrn to Iasc 2 Column 6 FAUENHAINERS FUNERAL FRIDAY Leading Citizen of Algona Is Sudden Victim of Heart Attack ALGONA Dec serv ices lor Al Falkenhainer 58 prom inent local citizen who was active in many civic affairs will be held at oclock Friday afternoon at the Congregational church The Rev Albert Clark will officiate and burial will be in the Algona ceme tery Mr Falkenhainer dropped dead about G oclock last evening at his home from an attack of heart dis ease Although he had been suffer ing the past year from this disease he apparently was in fairly good health He went to Iowa City Mon ciay for a general physicial examin ation in a hospital Was Pioneer Businessman Feeling normal he returned to Algona He stepped out of his car and went into his house Then he fell dead Mr Falkenhainer was born in Guttenburg and came to Algona in 1895 He opened drug stores here and at Titonka He was credited with erecting the first building in Titonka in 1898 He operated the first drug store there and also in stalled the first telephone exchange in Titonkrt About 25 years ago Mr Falken Tum to Vase Z Column fi AUNT NET By Robert Quillen Friendship is kind o like these public banquets Folks are always glad to give it to you when they find out you dont need it HOUSE PASSES BEER ACT 230165 Quake Shakes Most of WesterrTUrdied States DAMAGE SLIGHT NEVADA CENTER OF DISTURBANCE Clocks Stop in Cities From Salt Lake City to Fresno Cal SAN FRANCISCO Dec 21 IIP strong earthquake shook vir tually the entire western United States embracing about a fifth of the nation last night Seismologists said it was the most severe in the area since 1925 No serious damage was reported from the series of shocks which btgan at p m Pacific stan dard time and continued with di minishing intensity until oclock The quake centered in Ne vada where windows were shat tered Clocks were stopped in cities as widely separated as Salt Lake City Utah and Fresno Cal Chande liers swayed pictures were thrown awry and some crockery broken Tremble Under Series At p m western America bounded roughly by the Canadian and Mexican borders and extending from the Pacific coast to Salt Lake City Utah and beyond trembled under the series of shocks Needles were hurled from seismographs in Spokane Wash Berkeley Cal and at the University of Santa Clara in San Jose Cal Minutes later newspapers in the area to Kundrcda of telephone calls asking the source of the shocks Most of the queries came from persons reporting sway ing chandeliers or stopped clocks Rumors of severe damage in re mote areas were quickly investigat ed and discredited Centered In Nevada Seismologists agreed the quake centered in Nevada where several minor temblors have been recorded in the last few years Prof Perry Bycrly of the University of Cali fornia computed the epicenter or seismic vertical as probably some where In Nevada Seismologists at the University of Santa Clara agreed The pens on the recording Instru ment at the University of Califor nia at Berkeley were thrown clear from the drum at p m and were replaced seven minutes later when another shock threw them back into position Professor Byerly said the record of his instrument was comparable to that of 1925 when the major part of Santa Bar bara Cal was destroyed by an earthquake Knilrond Service Same Reports from Reno Ely Gerlach and Austin Nevada indicated the shocks were severe but no damage except broken windows was known to have been caused to buildings Officials of the Western Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads opera ting lines through Nevada said there had been no interruption in train service nor any damage to roadbeds or rolling stock Residents at Gerlach denied reports a water tower in that town had been razed At Sacramento Cal police on duty in the state capitol building said the structure swayed and creaked The tallest building in the city a 16 story office building swayed noticeably Many persons In office buildings hotels and apart ments rushed into the streets Engineer Scalded as Train Fails to Take Switch Hits Freight BURLINGTON Wis Dec 21 UP engineer of a Soo Line northbound passenger train was gainfully scalded when the train ailed to take a switch and crashed leadon into a waiting freight train eight miles south of here early to day The injured engineer Walter Graham Fond du Lac WIs was removed to a Burlington hospital suffering burns to his left leg and other parts of the body At the lospital it was said he may also have received a fractured left leg owa Woman Reaches Her 100th Birthday KIRON Dec 21 andberg observed her 100th birth ay here today Born in Arislian tads Larr Sweden Mrs Sandberg ame here with her husband now cad in June 1SG8 Cheer Fund Dollars Help Most Needy GolbeGazette Force Gives Three Days Left Previously reported cash Previously reported mdse 6975 Doiinlc Joe Mary Brewer SOfl N sOB GlobeGuzctte Employes SBfli Mrs C W Harris 300 Dorcas Society Meservey Z50 Ladies Aid 250 M J G 500 Robert VV Green 300 S B G sOO Telephone company toys 100 A dinner club 15C A friend loc Wilson Child Study club 200 Another friend lOC J and K Y lOC Ladles Auxiliary of U C T 500 Baptist V W A 200 Hotel Hanford Employes 505 A Nora Springs Friend lflo Fourth Grade Garficlil 100 Mrs T A P IOO Dorothy Bob and Marylou 300 Friends Wilson P T A 1000 U G L club 350 Totiil Still to be raised The dollars continued to roll in Wednesday for the GlobeGazett Christmas Cheer Fund the dona tions coming both from individual and organizations But Christmas is only three days away The doll ara must rc ome inT faster than ever these last three Jays if the goal is to be raised These dollars mobilized together will form the last thin line of de fense against want for Mason Citys most helpless class of hungry the sick with no money to pay a doctor thinly clad pale faced boya and girls the men who have lost their jobs and are reduced to the humility of appealing to a wel fare organization for help The largest donation to be re ceived Wednesday was from the employes of the GlobeGazette practically everyone of whom ex pressed a willingness to help their comrades who are without jobs Hanford Employes Help The donations received Wednes day included 52 from the Y W A of the Baptist church The Hotel Hanford employes took up a collec tion as a contribution The Ladies Auxiliary of the United Commercial Travelers sent a check through their treasurer Dixie Macket Ten dollars was received from members of the Green family 36 Beaumont drive You can make it go farther than anyone I know and may you have a happy Christmas said Mrs Stella B Green in a communica tion to Mrs Mabel Blaise secretary of the Social Welfare league who will administer the Cheer Fund One of the officers of an organi zation which will not have a meet ing In time to make a donation for the fund sent It appears in the table above as N OutofTown People Help Out of town persons continue to respond to the appeal for help among Mason Citys poor The Dor cas society and the Ladies Aid soci ety of the Meservey Reformed church each donated 5250 A Nora Springs resident sent to be ist ed anonymously Two other gifts of SI each also were received and are listed as a friend and an other friend A donation of 3 in currency was received from Mrs C W Harris 634 Pennsylvania avenue southeast A dollar given by J and K P comes from a For est park family Mrs T A P had a cheery Merry Christmas with her donation The fourth grade of the Garfield school sent with the following letter from Harold Cook evidently a pupil Boy Explains We had P T A a week ago We had the most mothers and we won the dollar and a half We bought 50 cents worth of Christmas tree decorations We have decided to give the Chriatmas Cheer Fund a dollar of the money Among the organizations in the city which have donated consistent ly to the fund are child study clubs Two dollars was received Wednes day from the Wilson study group Hurt as Team Rung Away MODALE Dec 21 Parker 45 farmer wag critically injured when a frightened team ran away and the wheels of a wagon passed over Parkers body Will Rogers LOS ANGELES Cal Dec 21 Is it a new mouth wash a corn plaster or has the scientists just hired a press agent It says you only work four hours a day and there will be no politicians That last is the best selling clause it has There is not a man in the coun try that cant make a living for himself and family But he cant make a living for the politicians too What the government has got to do is live as cheap as the people Then you dont need technocracy Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1932 McNaught Syndicate Britain Advises Against French War Debt Plan Counsels Against Insisting on Submitting Question to Arbitration PARIS Dec 21 Brit ain will informally counsel France against pursuing an idea under con sideration by officials having the question of payment of the Decem ber interest on the American debt submitted to arbitration according to reports in diplomatic circles It is stated that theBritish feel this would not in the long run con tributeftcosuccesEfulysettlemetit of the debtproblem and thatresort to arbitration would be undesirable be cause it would be founded on the presumption that the question can not be settled through tho regular diplomatic channels However the British are said to be strong for the French idea that a general conference or general ne gotiations should be adopted for treating the debts Study by Experts The general situation lined up to day about as follows First the French attitude is to keep negotiations with America ac tively going Second eventually to try to move towards a FrancoAmerican study of the debts by experts of tho two countries Third a move toward a general conference Fourth the likelihood that France expected nothing vital could be ac complished before the advent of the Roosevelt administration Fifth the likelihood that the government would not attempt for several months to get a new vote from the chamber of deputies on payment of the December interest Has Established Contact The American embassy already has established contact with the new cabinet on the debts question Theodore Marriner counsellor to the embassy was received today by M Cot undersecretary of state in the foreign ministry The indications are that in keep ing with his announced plan to do something Premier PaulBoncour will give considerable authority and initiative to his fellow ministers It was reported in chamber and diplomatic circles that the Paul Boncour cabinet will make changes in the French diplomatic corps and that this is likely to affect Wash ington a new ambassador arriving there about the time of Franklin Roosevelts inauguration VOTE RECOUNT NEARING CLOSE Judges at Work on Final Precinct Lake Some Ballots Disputed The recount of the ballots cast for supervisor in the second Cerro Gordo county district was nearing its close Wednesday afternoon The final precinct to be counted was Lake township There still re mained however the determina tion of what is to be done with questionable ballots Upon the rul ing on these instances may depend the outcome of the recount case The recount is to determine whether F G Root Incumbent or F L Stork democratic contest was legally elected runervisor The of ficial returns showed Root 10 votes ahead KOENIGFREEDOF KIDNAP CHARGE Judge Sustains Defense Motion for Directed Acquittal Verdict CHARLES CITY Dec mo tion for a directed verdict in favor of the defendant was granted short ly before noon today in the trial of Dr R H Koenig local dentist charged with conspiracy in the kid naping of Miss Marian Stull county overseer of the poor Judge M H Kepler sustained the motion taking the case from the jury and freeing the defendant The motion by defense attorneys pointed out that there was insuf ficient evidence to show that con spiracy involved Dr Koenig that Dr Koenig was not involved with any of the actual acts of the kidnaping and that there was no corroboration of evidence except by accomplices Mayor Gray Testifies The last witness to appear before the directed verdict was asked was Mayor C G Gray who described his trip to Alta Vista to get Miss Stull after she was released by her abductors He also told of conversa tions with Dan Shannon former chief of police who accompanied him on the trip L E Reed owner of a garage near the city hall from which Miss Stull was kidnaped was an eye wit ness to the abduction and told the eyqnt Alfred Burnham Who runs andnil station told Ecw some of the kidnapers came to the station to use the telephone Had No Influence Others who testified this morning included Floyd Palar R H Schmidt Delbert Spurbeck and L Tapper State witnesses who previously tes tified that the defendant advised them to get rid of Miss Stull on cross examination yesterday after noon denied his advice had an In fluence in the kidnaping of Miss Stull Mrs Hugh Johnson secretary of the unemployed league said she ar ranged the conference between Dr Koenig and a group of men from the league which took place in the dentists office the Sunday after noon before the kidnaping On cross examination by the defense she said she had no knowledge of the purpose of the meeting Tell About Meeting Jack Bauer Donald Dodd Mrs Henry Neff and Chester Tobiii were witnesses who yesterday afternoon took the stand to tell about the meeting but who declared Dr Koenigs attitude toward Mjss Stull had no bearing on the kidnaping of the overseer The freeing of Dr Koenig brings to an end the legal aspects of a case which has held great interest here ever since the morning of Aug 22 when Miss Stull was kidnaped Thirtynine men were indicted in the kidnaping Charges against three were dismissed All the others except Dr Koenig received sus pended sentences on pleas of guilty to conspiracy and unlawful assem bly One man was fined 100 Escaped Convict Held at Des Moines on His Way Back to Kansas DES MOINES Dec 21 Brady escaped Oklahoma convict was on his way to Liberal Kans today in custody of Sheriff L E Warden of Liberal after being iden tified by L O Hood auto dealer Hood said that Brady was the man who stole Hoods automobile and forced him to drive him to Texas Brady was arrested here on sus picion several days ago He waived extradition to face the Kansas charges Elevator Operator Dies From Injuries WATERLOO Dec 21 liam H West 63 elevator operator at the Rath Packing company died early today from injuries received late Tuesday when he was caught between the floor of his elevator cage and one of the floors of the building Child Killed by Tnick SIOUX CITY Dec 21 Eugene Fish 3 was killed at Climbing Hill 20 miles from here when struck by a gravel truck driven by George Sylviis Senate Judiciary Group Drafts Dry Laiv Repeal Provides Ban on Saloon May Limit Scheme to Cotton and Wheat BULLETIN WASHINGTON Dec 21 tm bill to establish the five day week mid six hour lay hi industries WHS Introduced today by Senator Black dem ocrat who said he would press for Ks curly considera tion WASHINGTON Dec 21 With the house vote on beer im minent prohibition again pushed other congressional concerns into the background today The senates judiciary subcom mittee drafted a prohibition repeal resolution giving congress the power to prevent return of the sa loon but in announcing it Chair man Elaine aaid the group still had to vote on the plan and might change it materially While Senator Capper republi can Kans discussed a trademark protection bill many senators went to the house to watch proceedings on the beer bill AgrtM m Discrepancies Conferees between house and sen ate on Philippine independence agreed on all minor discrepancies between the bills passed by the two branches but left for later discus sion the big questions of the date independence is to ba granted and trade and restrictions to be imposed More argument developed In the joint committee on veterans legis lation over proposals of the na tional economy leugue for big cuts in benefits now paid but the group was not ready to draft its own pro gram Furm Kellef Bill The farm relief bill under con sideration by the house agriculture committee was discussed for the first time in executive session and members Indicated they would limit operation of the domestic allotment plan to wheat and cotton and only on an emergency basis leaving out hogs and other farm products Formal decision however was post poned The senates agriculture com mittee voted for extension of crop production loans for another year using the unspent funds remaining from last years appropriations Pass NorliecU Bill The senate today passed and sent to the house a bill by Senator Nor beck R S authorizing the secretary of agriculture to adjust debts owed the government for seed feed and crop production loans As explained by Norbeck the measure would authorize the secre tary to collect extend adjust or compromise nny of these debts The purpose would be to permit small payments on account by those unable to make a full payment on their obligations and to permit ex tensions at the discretion of the secretary Still Time to Shop Read the GIFT SEEKERS GUIDE on the Classified Page FUGITIVES MOTHER Mrs Catherine Burns mafh er of flic Georgia chain gang fugitive Robert Klliott Burns Fugitive Makes Plea Against Return New Jersey Governor Hears Story of Robert Burns Convict Author TRENTON N J Dec 21 Gov A Harry Moore was to per mit Robert Elliott Burns convict author to take the stand today and make a personal pica aguinst his return to a Georgia prison camp from which he twice escaped Burns who bus been held in the Newark jail in default of bail was scheduled to be heard by Governor Moore after lawyers Imcl argued for and against his extra dition The governor has said he would decide the case on its merits immediately the hearing is concluded While the American Civil Liber ties union have been marshaling attorneys to defend Burns Georgia authorities have not been idle John I Kelly assistant attorney general arrived in Newark last night and engaged Mcrritt Lane a leading figure at tlie New Jersey bar to represent the state at the hearing Governor Moore was to hear Arthur Garfield Hays George Gor don Battle former Judge Harry V Osbornc and Charles Handler for Burns and Lane and Kelly for Georgia before the convict took the stand AGAIN IN IOWA Skies Unclouded and Mer cury Rising or Only Slightly Lower DBS MOINES Dec 21 weather man repeated his promise of fair weather today with a fore cast of unclouded skies throughout most of the state with rising tem peratures in some parts and slight ly lower marks In others Tuesdays high mark was regis tered at Keokuk when the mercury bounced up to 36 above A good second was the reading of 21 above at Charles City Traces of rain were observed at Des Moines and Dubuque Tuesday hut otherwise the state was clear with the exception of parts of the eastern edge Negro Gets in Holdup at Waterloo WATERLOO Dec 21 armed Negro who had not been identified todny obtained in a lioldup at the Monally drug store last night FMFRY JO 14 LgLHS POSITIVE TONES 32 Per Cent Alcoholic Content and Tax Are Retained BULLETIN WASHINGTON Due 31 Collier hill legalizing 83 per cent beer was passed today by this house by a vote of 2SO to It now goes to the senate WASHINGTON Dec 21 32 per cent beer bill sailed blithely toward passage in the house rescntalives late today judging from the vigor with which tho members shouted down amendments to lighten both its alcoholic content and the tax to be imposed One attempt after another to al ter the measure as approved by committee carrying as it docs a 5 a barrel tax was frustrated by leg islators on edge from the strain of hours of dispute Watched by gal leries in which women predominated the democratic leadership succeeded in having turned aside efforts both by drys and wets to rewrite vari ous clauses Keep Alcoholic Content An amendment by Representative Michener R to cut the al coholic content to 275 per cent by weight was rejected by 124 to 75 Representative Palmisana D failed when he sought to have the tax cut to S3 a barrel on the contention that this would make a nickel glass of beer possiblewhere a 5 tax would prohibit It Pnftyivaypce vbto declined putink ment that 32 per cent waifnoriiiP toxicatlng as had been wanted by Representative OConnor D N Y Argue Constitutionality Arguments again were made as on yesterday against the constitu tionality of the legislation Support ing Michcners 275 per cent amend ment Representative Wood CR said he believed four per cent beer is The 32 per cent by weight is 1 per cent alcoholic content by vol ume There is another feature about this beer bill that makes it ridicu lous Wood said That is the pro vision that it cannot be shipped into dry jtntes If it is nonintoxicuting you have no more right to prevent its shipments than that of tea or coffee Good Beer I think that feature would cause tile supreme court to declare it un constitutional Representative Kunz D just previously had said what this country wants is its beer and good beer of a sufficient alcoholic con tent to he palatable A perfunctory motion to strike out the enacting clause of the meas ure one which automatically would have killed it was forced to a vote by opponents of the bill and rcect ed by a teller vote of 163 to 118 The motion harl been made by Representative Sirovich democrat N Y in order to gain the floor to take part In the debate When after speaking he sought to with draw his motion opponents of the Tlint In 1RRr 2 Cnliimn ftl Japan to Name Saito Netherlands Minister TOKIO Dec 21 foreign office announced today that Hiroslii Saito Japanese charge daffaires in Washington has been selected for early appointment as minister to the Netherlands Saito has served as Japanese consul in New York and Seattle and as secretary of the embassy iu London SKt Weajtftgg IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Wednesday night nnil Thursday Colder in 1ho southeast anil extreme enst Wednesday nlfcht and Horniwhnt wisnner In west and north central Thurs day LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2i hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 33 Minimum In At 8 A M ;