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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 21, 1933, Mason City, Iowa Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPEll THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEUGHBOKS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CJTY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 21 1933 11US PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE Make Plans for Session Democratic Leaders Hope to Speed Up Congress By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON Dec 21 Democratic lead ers of both sen ate and house are carefully lay teg plans appar ently to speed up machinery in the coming ses sion so that it may be brought to a close as quickly as possi ble Not in many years has there been such a dis play of preses sion activity on capitol hill as at present Subcommittees have been workingsteadily on the big supply bills with indications that by the start of the session congress will be able almost immediately to begin consideration of these measures One of the big appropriation bills that for independent offices virtually has been completed except for provisions continuing the 15 per cent pay cut for federal employes Scattered in various places on the hill committees are whipping into shape supply measures for the state justice commerce labor and navy departments as well ag for post of fice and treasury Others ate scheduled to begin work later in the month To Push Supply Bills It seems assured therefore that the necessary appropriation bills will be in the hands of the house at the start and that they will be kept before the representatives until fi nal disposition Members will be given opportun ity to say what they want as often as they wish while the supply bills are up for consideration The fami liar practice in the house of what Jack Garner used tp describe as lettTn g of r steam will be permlt t areout t haway the democratic leaders will be aole to proceed more freely It la zntirely possible with the tremendous majority they en joy that they may maneuver the session to an early close Predict Brief Session Joe Robinson democratic leader oC the senate believes the session nobibly can be concluded by early ipring Speaker Rainey is more ex licit He thinks it will be possible 0 adjourn by April 15 certainly not ater than May 1 What both hope to avoid is a ses ion dragging into the summer nonths a delay which would open 1 forum for political debates Nothing it is agreed would jlease the republicans more than to nave something like that happen As members of the minority party it is not unlikely that they will seek every possible opportunity to build up issues and make material for the J1934 congressional elections The statcgy of Rainey and the democratic leaders in the house would seem to indicate they arc keeping1 this in mind and are pre paring for such an eventuality I Seven Lives Lost as British Trawler and Swedish Ship Collide HULL England Dec 21 Ti Seven lives were lost today when the Trawler Kurd collided with and sank the Swedish steamer Castor off Flamborougb head in a dense fog The Trawler rescued the captain and fivo members of the crew of the Castor and brought them here The Swedish ship went to the bot tom within two minutes after the collision A stewardess was among those lost NO 63 FIGHT ON SALES LEVY RENEWED France Ring TWO AMERICANS I SINCLAIR LEWIS QUITS BANQUET MERCHANTS Danish RFC Gold Price Held Same for Fourth Day WASHINGTON Dec 21 The RFCs offer for newly mined domestic gold was reset today at an ounce for the fourth con Ijsecutlve day Wea IOWA WEATHER 1 Somewhat unsettled colder in extremesvest porton late Thursday night Friday gcner ally fair colder In central and west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for I hour period ending at 8 oclock uirsday morning Miivlmum Wednesday 48 Inlmiim in Nlghl II 8 A M Thursday 11 TWO AMERICANS MAY HAVE BEEN LEADERS TOOLS To Be Deported Unless Further Evidence Is Uncovered PARIS Dec 21 Germanys reputedly master spy system were seen by police today behind the operations of a mysteri ous band of 40 spies in whose al leged network two Americans were caught With 10 persons under arrest and the investigation broadening out side the borders of France fears were expressed by authorities that highly valuable documents contain ing French military secrets already had left the country Threads of evidence leading to Berlin were declared to have been indicated in the huge mass of con fiscated documents studied by the investigating magistrate Communist Documents The discovery of communist doc i ents among the many papers and books seized caused police to believe at first that soviet espion age was involved chiefly but as the investigation sped forward today officials conjectured it might have been part of the plan to allow such documents to be found With these developments police also said t tliey thought Mr and Mrs Hobert Switzlisted as navi New York and New Jersey nilgiit possibly have beenmcrely tools in the hands of the real leaders of the espionage syndicate who escaped abroad Prepared for Flight Police explained that the young Americans were taken in custody after they had been found in pos sion of large sums of money and with their baggage packed leading investigators to believe they were prepared for flight after having spirited the most important mili tary secrets across the frontier The Switzes and other foreign ers probably would be deported of ficials said unless serious evidence was uncovered against them Meanwhile today it was indicat ed that the United States govern ment would investigate the case of Mr and Mrs Switz Soviet Angle Studied The soviet angle of the investi jation was not dropped however as two distinct cases of espionage Minting in that direction were said Police Commissary Mondanelle to have been uncovered by the French counter espionage service Mme Stahl and Martin were de tailed by a foreign power to re organize its espionage service in Finland Mondanelle asserted while the others now in prson all were commissioned to watch over the military organisation in eastern and southeastern France The police said their inquiry in dicated the alleged espionage or ganization had a German connec tion It was expected Switz would be asked to explain a trip he was reported to have made to Germany recently ASSEMBLY FIXES TIME OF RECESS House Agrees to Senates Resolution to Return on Wednesday DES MOINES Dec 21 Iowa house of representatives today concurred in the senate resolution to adjourn tomorrow and return at 11 a m next Wednesday In adopting this resolution which was engineered by Representative McEarlane of Black Hawk the members voted down 30 to 64 a resolution by Representative Swift of Dubuque for adjournment from tomorrow until 11 a m Tuesday The resolution caused a spirited debate for a few minutes but the temper of the house was to get as much vacation aa possible in view of the fact that several members pointed out they would have to leave home on Christmas day to re turn here Tuesday Representative Donlon told the members he would vote against the extra day vacation and declared he thought the house should work until Saturday noon and return Tuesday I Peeved because he was being photographed at a New York dinner observing the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Alfred Nobel founOerot tnoNobel awardsSinclair left tho bumjuet hall tap several minutes HR in nhnwn KiwanisAdds Donation to Yule Fund Total Now Past Two Dances Will Spread Cheer Previously reported Kiwanls Club T A E Club J A Handel From it Friend Novel Club D Out of Town Friend St James Pluy R W G B B G at j G 53910 2800 335 500 1000 300 500 500 J09 208 300 300 Total Always up among the leaders in matters pertaining to civic advance ment or community welfare the Ki wanis club Thursday noon by volun tary gift added to the Christ mas Cheer Fund total and pushed it over the mark A check on past campaigns re veals that the amount of donations actually handled through the Globe Gazette has never exceeded the present amount at a correspond ing stage in the solicitation oo a break through large subscriptions as 000 in Previous years r the goal set for the campaign B i Rnn may yet be at tained There Is still a fighting hope if every Good Fellow in the community does his or her part Friday night will bring a contrib ution to the cause of Community Tieer through the medium of two dances one a modern dance at the armory under the sponsorship of the Junior division of the Chamber of iommerce and the other an oldtime lance at the Denison club on Fourth street southwest north ilcar Lake road sponsored by the Denison club AH for Christmas Cheer All receipts at the Denison dance will be poured into this Christmas Iheer Fund while the proceeds from he junior chambers dance will be nvestcd in the community Christ mas party including the special ighting and the candy to be dis tributed Saturday Cravens 10 piece band from Des s soo Turn to rate t Column STATE RESTS IN MANNING TRIAL Attorney General Ordered Checkers to Go as Far as You Like By THOMAS F HAWKINS AMiirlntnil JYeM stall IVrltrr OTTUMWA Dec 21 mony in the slates ouster trial against Mayor Edwin C Manning revealed today that Attorney Gen eral Ed L OConnor ordered state checkers to go as far as you like m developing evidence for the case The state rested shortly before noon today Upon agreement of at torneys that evidence in the Man ning case shall apply also to pending trials of City Commissioners Wil liam Disbrow and John Davies pre siding Judge A O Wakefield ad journed court until next Wednes day J S JfcCord checker from the state auditors office who assisted Checker E H Kooser in examining the citys books testified to the at torney generals order in cross ex amination by Defense Attornev Merrill C Gilmore Second Examination The attorney general told you to go as far as you liked in obtaining evidence didnt he Gilmore asked McCord replied that the auditors office told him that the attorney general had so ordered McCord assisted Kooser in the regular aud Tnrn In 4 Column 2 MERCHANTS GO TO COURT FACE FORGERSUSPECT Alleged Check Artist Is Accused of Buying Over Worth A number of Mason City nier chants were in police coure Thurs day to identify Jack Dieterle al leged forger who it was charged had made a wholesale practice of writing checks on his brotherin law in Mason City Dieterle had collected more than S100 worth of merchandise and had written checks in some of the lead ing stores in town He was arrested about 8 oclock Wednesday evening at Gildner Brothers clothing store by Max Studer deputy sheriff and officer E H Linnenkamp Of the po lice department Bond at SlOOO Thursday morning Dieterle waiv ed to the grand jury before John C Shipley police judge on a charge of forgery His bond was fixed at 1000 Dieterle remained as blase as when first arrested Operations of the alleged check artist began last September bvit lo cal authorities were unable to iden tify the man until his recent ex ploitation of local stores Wednes day All checks were signed with a signature resembling that of Alex Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Dec Mussolini is a darb Yesterday he interviewed 92 mothers with a gross total of 1288 children which divides out to about 14 head per each While our great slogan for the perpet uation of civilization was a car in every garage Mussolinis was a baby in every arm and more if you can carry em He knows no nation ever become great on garages You cant win a war in a Ford sedan or repel an invasion in a Chevrolet coupe These other dictators think they are doing some dictating when they announce a budget quota But when yovi are really in the dictating business that makes these other dictators look like amateurs Yours WILL ROGERS 1933 MrNaniht Syndicate employed at packing plant and who has a checkingac count In a local bank The last check in evidence was written at the Gildner store for 2397 for which he received mei chandise consisting of two shirts a pair of gloves four pairs of womens hose three pairs of mens socks six handkerchiefs a scarf and two suits of underwear He also purchased two pairs of shoes at the Stevens Shoe company and issued a check for J14HO and purchased two scarfs and two caps at Tony Knapps store on North Federal for which he Issued a cheek of 53 All merchandise obtained through Die terles latest operations was recov ered with the exception of one acarf Worked in October I In October the alleged forger ob tained merchandise and cash from checks issued to several merchants He obtained a watch and cash at J H Leppers jewelry store in ex change for a check merchan dise and cash at the William Lamer clothing store for a check cashed a 517 check at the Block Coal company and issued at check at the Abel Son store Dieterle formerly worked at the Decker packing plant and retained his Decker working badge He dis played this wherever he wrote a check and went under the name of Alex Romig whom merchants as sured themselves was all right by checking with the bank Merchants were warned about ac cepting cheeks from third persons presenting them in a statement Is sued at the headquarters of the Re tail Merchants association Thurs day Ninetynine per cent of the bad checks are presented by a third party the statement said If questionable checks are presented the intimation on the part of the operator of the store that he will telephone to verify the check will Immediately fade one who has a phony instrument Knud Rasmussen Danish Explorer in Arctic Dies Long Illness Caused by Food Poisoning on Expedition COPENHAGEN Denmark Dec 21 Kuud Rasmussen Dan ish Arctic explorer died here today after a long illness brought on by food poisoning contracted on his last expedition to Greenland He was 54 years old Dr Rasmussen was seriously ill when he was brought home Nov 3 He was removed from the ship to his residence in an ambulance It was said at that time that only a transfusion aboard ship bad saved his life Dr Rasmusseu was born at Jak obshavn Greenland June 7 1879 His ancestors on the maternal side were Eskimos Visit to EsItimoH After making his first expedition to Greenland in 1902 he visited all of the known Eskimo tribes be tween 1905 and 1924 studying their customs Later he announced he had ascer tained that the Eskimos originally vere Indians who had wandered east and west from the coast Last year the explorer was at the head of nn expedition which surveyed 12500 miles of Green lands southeast coast Blood Clot Cause He was awarded one of the few life memberships of the American Geographical society in 1H2B The immediate cause of the fam ous explorers death wns a blood clot which stopped his heart after Iiehadappeared well on theroadto recovery from ahattack of botu Ham Only four da3g ago Rasmussen lying In a hospital bed hud chattel happily with friends over the prom ise of his doctors to let him spend his Christmas at home KNUU KASMUSSKN THREE TRAINS TO HAVANAWRECKED Unidentified Persons Derail Cars At Least Three Lives Lost HAVANA Dec 21 trains coming into Havana with supporters lor the government demonstration today against the Platt amendment were wrecked by unidentified persons with at least two deaths and several injured Passenger train No 2 was de railed near A guitar with the death of a trainman A wreckingtrain sent from Sagua also was derailed near Caacajal Passenger train No 1 was de railed near Aguica with the dentil of the fireman and with several other trainmen injured Plan Subsistence Homestead Close to Cedar Rapids Civic Rural Leaders Are Consulted on Experiment CEDAR RAPIDS Dec 21 Establishment of a subsis tence homestead for Iowa in the vi cinity of Cedar Rapids was under consideration here today following the visit of Dr Ray Wakeiey of the department of economics and so ciology of Iowa State college and oC Prof Paul Taff assistant director of the Ames extension service They consulted civic and rural leaders and representatives of la bor and welfare organizations re gardingthe advisability of estab lishing such a homestead on an ex perimental and investigations basis Arthur Foe president of the cham ber of commerce will call a confer ence of representatives of the groups affected for some day next week A subsistence homestead is a community acreage for Industrial workers on which a group of fam ilies lives each with an adequate home located on or near a garden tract of sufficient size to insure a food supply Dr Wnkeley explained The two Ames men are members of a committee appointfidy by Dean H H Kilden of Iowa State college at the request of the committee on land utilization and the department of interior Each tract would be two or three acres It is not a production scheme to compelwith agriculture the Iowa State men said The unit would be one OB the national system au thorized by the last congress which appropriated for the project Greece to Make No Further Extension of Time for Insull ATHENS Dec 21 Greek government decided today that Samuel Insull Sr former Chicago utilities operator must leave Greece Jan 31 The alien department was serving him today with a written notice that the government will make further extension of In wlls permit to remain in this coun try from which the United States seeks to extradite him HOUSE TO TAKE UP LIQUOR ACTS Adopts Motion to Begin Its Studies Friday Two Plans Offered DES MOINES Dec 21 The house tomorrow will take up the study of liquor control bills In a the whole This deci sion was made today upon motion of Reprcaentatlvo Pabrltz of Wa pello chairman of the liquor con trol committee The members Had before them today the liquor control bill sub mitted the committee last week providing for state monopoly in the manufacture and sale of wines and hard liquors FabritK explained that by tomor row it was hoped to have a second bill ready for consideration which would provide for private sale un der state control He said this was the only fundamental difference be tween the two bills No Bill Ueeoniwcnded Fabiilx further stated thnt con sideration of the bills by the house as a committee oC the whole was wanted to ascertain the thnught the members on this subject and pointed out that no bill had yet been recommended for passage The house committee has made several changes in the monopoly bill as first submitted Instead of hav ing a control commission of five members at annually provi sion is made for nine members one from each congressional district at wages of 510 a day and limited to 150 days a years The committee also struck from the bill the local option section and irovided that the commission in stead of the county clerk would Issue the 1 individual permit Strike Local Option By striking the local option pro vision it wns further provided that all of the states prohibition laws would be repealed the committee explained It was pointed out that he state as a whole voted for re eal of the eighteenth amendment ast June a fact which motivated he committee to strike local option rom the bill as presented This will result in a fight on the loor it is predicted as a number of he members come from counties which registered a majority against epeal The committee also decided finally to strike the provision which permit vineyardists to sell their own vines Instead they may now only make them for their own consump tion The senate committee is un derstood to be favorable to allow ng growers to sell wines at retail and probably will insist on re ention of this right Kepeals Present IJLWS The private ownership bill being submitted by the committee for con sideration repeals all of the exist nff prohibition laws and sets forth hat no wines or liquors should be sold in the stale except tinder state icense and strict state regulation The bill creates an Iowa liquor lispensary board of one member rom each congressional district named by the governor and ap iroved by the senate Terms would e for four years and payment a day with a maximum of S600 for he year Provision is made for an Administrator at n maximum salary if annually The bosrd would have general upcrvlsion over manufacture and tu Iaic lt Column URGE SENATE TO USE CLASSIFIED TAX SUBSTITUTE House Argues Ways o Admission to State Hospital DES MOINES Dec 21 senate today pushed ahead with its tax revision debate as the houtv took under consideration a proposed plan for admission of indigent pa tients to the University of Iowa hospitals In another major test in the up per brunch a measure sponsored by six members would eliminate the proposed flat 2 per cent retail sales tax and substitute in its place ii classified transactions tax of vary ing rates Meanwhile the house decided to convene tomorrow in committee or tiie whole to takiup the study or liquor control bills Amendment Defeated The house fought an morning over the SchroederDreessen amend ment to the MillhoneSpeidel regarding the method of admitting patients to the University of lowii hospital The amendment which would have allowed counties to pay only for the cost of their indigent pa tients was defeated 23 to 71 At present each county pays a certain amount of taxes for the upkeep of the institution and Representative Schroeder of Carroll contended there were 57 counties whose taxes for this purpose exceeded the cost for treatment of their patients The MllUioneSpeldel bill provid ed that for a mjbtaJrtaiTwfcere pa tients would to apportionedIn rela tion of the countys population to that of the state It also allows a 10 per cent Jeeway over that ure reduces the physicians exam ining fee from 55 to 3 and attend ants wages from J3 to 2 a day Favors Quota 1Ian Speaking against the Sclirocdcr Drcessen amendment Representa tive Millhone of Page declared theiv were two purposes for which the hospital was provide clinical material for the medical school and care for indigcnts He contender the quota plan would cor rect the evil to which Schroeder re ferred He was supported by Repre sentatives Mercer of Johnson Gal higher of Iowa and Johnson of Linn Speaking for the amendment Representative Jensen of Audubon declared it the fairest and squarest plan and declared the quota plan in ured to the benefit of the people liv ing near the hospital Resolution Not Discussed The house failed to bring up for discussion the Brady resolution adopted in a committee of the whole yesterday and providingfor further investigation of the purchase of thr Guthrie county gravel pit by the highway commision and of bids for cement purposes The investigation would be conducted by the attorney general and a committee Proponents of the gross inconu tax theoiy supported the senate tav amendmcnt which was sponsored by Senators Tripp Hicklin Stevens Nelson Hustcd and Harrington Their amendment followed sonn of the provisions of the gross in come tax bill which the senate has considered and also was along the lines of the classified transaction Turn to Iliufi I Column H FISH AND SEAFOODS Down through the ages tlic epicure has extolled the virtues of fish as a savory and delectable dish Yet fish because of a mis taken knowledge of its real food value composes a small per cent of the American family diet Fish properly selected prepared and served is a delicious article of diet healthful and nourishing as well as helpful in varying the regular household meals Here is a booklet telling about econom ical selection of fish and good cooking Use coupon MnNon City GloheGnyctto Information Burrtiii Frederic 1 HiiRhln Director UliHliington D C t inclose 6 cents in coin carefully wrapped for the booklet and Seafooils Name Street City Stale ;