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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1932, Mason City, Iowa A North Iowas Edited for the Home E EDITION VOL XXXIX THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIX NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 23 1932 TlllS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 65 2 BURN TO DEATH IN FIRE ROOSEVELT NOT TO RECEIVE ANY HOOVER ANSWER PresidentElect Regrets Statement He Would Not CoOperate WASHINGTON Dec 23 the white house a strict silence was maintained today upon the discus sions between president and Presi dentelect Roosevelt as to war debts procedure and the statement last night by the latter expressing sur prise at Mr Hoovers statement that he had declined to cooperate There is nocomment on that was all that would be said Secretary Stimson entered a con ference with the president shortly before the start of the customary Friday cabinet session Walking quickly through the lob by of the executive offices the sec retary of state also declined com ment upon the discussions between Mr Hoover and the presidentelect Later sources close to the presi dent said he planned no reply to the statement issued by Mr Roose velt It was indicated that the presi dent will let matters rest as they are unless some altered suggestion should be made by the president elect Neither Stimson nor Secretary Milla of the treasury who called later would comment upon their talk with Mr Hoover CALLS IT A PITY ALBANY N Deo 23 Roosevelt r after pon dering until slate last night Presi dent Hoovers statement that the presidentelect had found it un desirable to approve the white house plan for cooperative action on foreign problems has affirmed Jiis willingness to cooperate with the president and expressed regret at the chief executives utterance In a formal statement issued an hour before midnight Mr Roose velt said he felt it was a pity from an international standpoint that any statement or intimation should be given that I consider it undesirable to assent to coopera tive action on foreign problems Made Definite Offer The presidentelect having re jected the Hoover proposal lor joint action with the president to ward setting up a commission to deal Jointly with world debts dis armament and economic problems declared he had offered a practical program for approaching the prob lems and had made a definite of fer of cooperation I am rather surprised at the white house statement issued this Turn to rase 2 Column l 19 Dead 18 Injured 32 Missing in Blaze in Tokio tl enements TOKIO Dec 23 persons were dead 18 injured and 32 still unaccounted for as police continued a search for bodies in ruins of a fire which razed a tene ment section today in the Fukaga slum district of Tokio The majority of the casualties were Korean coolies Twenty tenements housing 92 fa milies were destroyed within half an hour after the blaze started be fore dawn AUNT HET By Robert Qufllen I reckon girls would o been insulted in buggies too if they had gone ridin with men they didnt know nothin about Senate Refuses to Vote on House Beer Measure Dr Homer Seerley 84 Dies After Long Illness President Emeritus of Iowa State Teachers College CEDAR FALLS Dec 23 Dr Homer H Seeriey 84 president emeritus of the Iowa State Teach ers college died this morning after an extended illness The veteran educator served the teachers college as president from 1886 until 1928 when he resigned and was succeeded by Dr O R Latham Dr Seerley was then made president emeritus of the state school Homer H Seerley was torn on a farm near Indianapolis Ind on Aug 13 1848 In 1854 his father Thomas Seerley moved his family to a farm which he had purchased near South English Iowa By working at manual labor Dr Seer ley was able to complete the course of study and was graduated from the state university at Iowa City Taught at Oskaloosn After receiving the Ph B degree in 1873 Dr Seerley returned to the university where he earned the M A degree in 1876 He was later awarded the honorary degree of LL D During the first three years fol lowig his graduation Dr Seerley served in the public school system of Oskaloosa as assistant principal principal and superintendent For 11 years he filled the superintend ency of the schools with such dis tinction that he was selected from a field of many educational leaders by the board of trustees of the Iowa state normal school for the office of Several years ago Dr Seerley was honored in special ceremonies by the State Teachers association He was made an honorary life mem ber of the organization in recogni tion of his 50 years of service as a member He was also made an hon orary life member of the National Education association He was a charter member and at one time president of the American Associa tion of Teachers colleges Recognized UH Educator Recognition of the services of the veteran educator has been accorded by many leaders in educational fields In a special number in honor of Dr Seerley the Boston Journal of Education declared editorially that he had done more than any other man to raise Iowa to her pres ent high position in education W R Boyd chairman of the fi nance committee of the state board of education once said I presume that there is no one now living who has touched so many lives to mould them as has President Seer ley Members of Dr Seerleys family who survive him are his wife Mrs Clara Twaddle Seerley and three children Dr Clem Seerley a physi cian of Bozeman Mont Esther Mrs C E Cully of Le Mars and Helen Mrs A B Clark of Cedar Rapids He was a member of the Congre gational church DK HOSIER H SEERLEY HOOVER READY TO START TRIP Leaves on Holiday Fishing Excursion Off Georgia Florida Coasts WASHINGTON Dec 23 With a party of seven the Presi dent and Mrs Hoover was to leave at 8 oclock tonight by train for Savannah to sail on a Christmas holiday fishing trip There will be no itinerary it was said today at the white house but the party will merely drift along off the Georgia and Florida coasts and into their inland waterways whenever the fish bite best The president expects to remain away until Jan 3 or 4 Those to accompany the presi dent and first lady will be Justice Stone of the supreme court and Mrs Stone Senator Austin of Ver mont and Mrs Austin Mark Sulli van writer Dr Joel T Boone the white house physician and Law rence Richey one of the presidents secretaries Cupid Starts Boom Marriages Increase CHICAGO Dec 23 is on the up and up There hog been a decided increase in the number of marriage licenses issued and some officials look upon that as a good sign French Premier Visits Edge and Discusses Debts PaulBoncour Suddenly and Dramatically Opens His Negotiations PARIS Dec 2 PaulBohcour drav atically virtually launrhed debt ne gotiations with America today by personally calling upon United States Ambassador Edge at the embassy He asked that Mr Edge take the matter up with Washington so that France may help in reaching a so lution of the debts question Mr Edge had let it be known to M PaulBoncour that ho would be pleased if the premier could re ceive him so that he Edge might convey his respects to the new pre mier and foreign minister The foreign office sent no reply to this request during the day Talk For Half Hour Suddenly and without giving any notice beforehand M PaulBoncour accompanied by Pierre de Fou quiees director of protocol arrived at the embassy chancellory in the Rue Chaillot and asked to see Mr Edge For half an hour M PaulBon cour and Mr Edge thrashed out tile entire debt problem Information from American sources indicated that M Paul Boncour frankly expressed a desire to receive any assistance possible Turn tn 2 Ofilumn I 20 Forced to Leave Apartments by Fire COUNCIL BLUFFS Dec 23 UP in the Gilinsky Hardware company here last night forced20 persons to leave their apartments above the store Mrs Paul L Schwartz 21 bed ridden and her Infant child were carried to safety by her husband Little damage resulted from the fire Will Rogers LOS ANGELES Gal Dec 23 technocracy thing we dont know if its a disease or a theory it may go as fast as Es quimos pies or miniature golf courses but people right now are in a mood to grab at any thing they are sure of one thing and that is that the old orthodox political way of running every thing has flopped There is not a man in the whole world today that people eel like actually knows whats the matter If there was he would be appointed dictator unanimously by the whole world Our big men wont admit they dont know they just keep on hoping they can bull their way through The case has simp ly got too big for the doctors but the doctors havent got big enough to admit it Yours WILL ROGERS Copyrlsht J932 ItcNnusht Syndicate MOVE MOWED DOWN IN 48 TO 23 BALLOT Both Parties Decide to Let Bill Go Through Committees WASHINGTON Dec 23 Senate action on beer was postponed until after the new year today when it rejected a move to get immediate consideration for the house 32 per cent measure Members of both parties joined in voting down 48 to 23 n motion by Senator Bingham Connecticut re publican and long time beer advo cate to take up the question with out committee consideration The vote was not considered by senate leaders as a test on the is sue but to be merely a decision that the house bill must go through the usual routine study Calls Committee Chairman Norris has called a meeting of the judiciary commit tee for Monday to begin this pro cedure hut with a quorum at that time unlikely action probably will go over until after the Christmas recess beginning today Norris has predicted passage of the bill but whether President Hoover would sign it is a subject speculation Shortly before the senate met democratic members agreed at a conference to oppose the Bingham mption and send to committeer Tiventyone republicans Joined with 26 democrats and Senator Shipstead lone farmerlaborite in forcing this procedure Eleven re publicans and 12 democrats voted for the Bingham motion Not Delaying Action The vote was followed by assur ance from Senator Robinson of Ar kansas minority leader that the democrats were not delaying ac tion He said ho was warranted in promising speedy committee con sideration Despite the announced plan of Bingham for a snap vole on the Issue the senate galleries were only partically filled The senate adjourned until next Tuesday foregoing the regular 10 day holiday recess Roll Call on BUI The roll call on the Bingham mo tion to take up the beer bill fol lows Republicans for the Motion Bingham Elaine Davis Gram mer Johnson LaFollette Moses Oddie Schall Shortridge and Wat Democrats For Biilkley Coolicige Copelancl Dill Hawes Lewis Reynolds Trammell Tydings Wagner Walsh of Massa chusetts and Total for 23 Republicans Against Austin Borah Capper Carey Couzens Dale Dickinson Fcss Frazier Hale Hastings Howell Norbeck Norris Nye Patterson Robinson of Indiana Smoot Thom as of Idaho Vandenberg and Democrats Against Ashurst Bailey Bankhead Bark Icy Black Bulow Byrnes Caraway Cohen Connelly Costigan George Gore Harrison Hayden Hull Ken drick King Logan McGill McKel lar Robinson of Arkansas Shep pard Smith Thomas of Oklahoma and Walsh of Farmer Lahor Against Shipstead Total 48 Admits Blasting Safe of County Treasurer INDEPENDENCE Dec 23 yp Sheriff Ray Burch announced thaf Thomas Eckler 42 had confessed dynamiting the safe of the county treasurer office Sept 27 and tak ing in cash FIGHT WATERLOO THEATER BLAZE WATERLOO Dec 23 broke out shortly after 2pm today in the Waterloo theater and was making considerable headway as firemen fought the flames under the handicap of unfavorable weather A stock company has been play ing in the theater this winter Damons Inc Presents Gift to Cheer Fund Coal Milk and Donated One Day Left Previously reported cash 5 Previously reported merchandise Damons Inc Mdsc Federal meat inspection force A friend Northwood A friend 330 Ninth street north west Widows mite T Pipe From n Suits uud Underwear ami Some good Hob B Hnlscbus Meservey clothing Airs Griggs Ventura shoes W G Larson milk tick et Olivet Boys Sunday School Classes A cheer fund friend Wolf Brothers coal Wagner con Co coal Jefferson Coffee Shop employes Jefferson Transportation Co employes Jefferson Ladles Bridge club CJlrls Friendly society senior group mer chandise and bns Betsy and Bobbie Sundayschool class Carrie B Kllncfclter Womens Helpers Bnnd of Christian and Mis sionary Alliance A friend of poor H Larson MacGrogor Children Offal Cooler it Deckers Anonymous 1hyllis and Don Gene Wood douse Another Friend E II It Wish it were more 71088 32075 5000 700 200 100 200 05 200 ioo 500 1000 50 3500 a50 llDO 300 loo soo 500 175 iOO 290 n50 200 215 300 200 loo jOO 50 iflo joo loi 00 Total Sti to Be liaised The anouncement of a 550 credit donation by Damons Inc headed a number of important merchandise gifts to the GlobeGazette Christ mas Cheer fund Friday which with generous cash contributions pushed Ihe total raised to within striking distance of the 1500 goal This SnO credit is good for any merchandise we have in the store to he purchased at the discretion of Mrs Blaise secretary of the Social Welfare league sairl D G Klemp nnucr manager of the company There now remains but one day in which to make contributions and altho there is still a consider able distance to go to reach the 51500 goal the GlobeGazette is confident the good fellows of Ma son City will rally the final day to put the fund over the top One Day JLeft Remember however there is but one day left The merchandise donations Fri day included a wide variety of goods that will fit appropriately in to the relief work of Mrs Blaise in her administration of the cheer fund L B Hiilsebns Meservey brought in a large number of shoes sweat er coats knitted skirts hose hoys night gowns boys flannel shirts oxfords and other goods which were valued at W G Larson S16 Jackson ave nue northwest donated a ticket good for one quart of milk a day from now until April for some needy famiJy at a grocery store iji the city This will amount to ap proximately Dealers Donate Coal Two donations of coal have been received one for a ton at from the Wolf Brothers Coal company and another coal credit from the Wagner Coal company Among the outstanding cash do nations Friday was in currency from the meat inspection force at the J E Decker and Sons company packing plant A donation of was received from the boys classes in the Olivet Methodist Sunday school The Girls Friendly society made a substantial donation which went for baskets and merchandise Substantial donations came from Jefferson Transportation company groups PRINCE BACK AGAIN KLEMME MAN IS KILLED BY AUTO Stepdaughters Body on Way Home Fom Hospital at Time of Mishap KLEMME Dec Nel son Sr 77 was killed last night when he was struck by a car near here as he was walking on the road Hancock county officers investiga ted and held that the driver of the car Leo Brown of Klemme was blameless About the same time that Mr Nelson died the body of his step daughter Mrs Hans Hanson who died in a Mason City hospital was brought here Both of the bodies are now in a local undertaking es tablishment lilindcd Iy Lights The accident happened about 8 oclock a quarter of a mile west of Klemme Mr Nelson had been to Forest City on business and had re turned on the bus After stepping out at the corner he hud gone about 15 rods on the gravel road when two cars approached both going In the same direction In the first car was Mr Brown und in the sec ond Ed Lempke of Mcservey It was believed by officers that Mr Nelson was blinded by lights of the cars and stepped in front of the oncoming Brown car His leg was broken andhis head badlymutila ted Identification was possible only by his clothing and articles in his pocket NI gilt Was Foggy Coroner Frank W Zeiger and Sheriff B p Hanson of Garner in vestigated It was foggy last night and it was thought this might have been a contributing cause of the accident Mrs Hanson died at a Mason City hospital where she had been taken Monday for treatment of kidney disease She submitted to an oper ation She and her husband resided in Klemme Mr Nelson lived alone He was born in Denmark and came to the United States 57 years ago For the past 5fl years he had been a resident in Klemme and vicinity He was twice married and both of his wives preceded him in death his last wife dying in 1020 HARRY F GKKGUSON Civil War Vet Dies of Beating Husband of Granddaughter Held ROCK FORD D Wnshburn 80 year old Civil war veteran died Friday of injuries said by county authorities to have been inflicted by Bert Biaham his granddaughters husband The states attorneys office Halt charges would be preferred against Braham in connection with the aged mans death They said Wash burn was beaten with a hammer in the basement of Brahams homo during a quarrel Christmas Seals li 1 Shopping daij tilihistin Still Time to Shop Read the GIFT SEEKERS GUIDE on the Classified Page Faker Arrives in New York Stows on Gerguson Nervous for Fear He May Be Deported Once More NEW YORK Dec 23 Prince Michael Romanoff who 13 Harry P Gerguson and somewhat ofa pain to immigration authorities turned up in his former New York haunts lost night and the local newspapers said he came across the ocean on the Europa The newspapers quoted the Prince as saying lie slowed away on the liner and walked off behind Marilyn Miller being of course little noticed His last previous trip America ward was on the lie de France as a stowaway last April Immigration authorities had considerable diffi culty holding him at Ellis Island and when they deported him back to some intimation that ho originated in was with a sigh of great relief France gave him six months in the gaol much to the Princes distate and then invited him 15 stay as far away from France as possible He is fresh from that ex perience Reporters who found him in a night club last night related that lie was nervous about the immigra tion authorities because he dreaded the prospect of being sent to n Ger man prison for stowing away on a German boat He was thinking about going to Canada which is perhaps tho one big country in which he has done no Romauoffing COOLOTFINES MIKEDULEYS50 Pappas Case Dismissed at Police Court Under Different Judge Mike Duley proprietor of the Roma cafe was fined 550 and costs by M C Coughlon at police court Thursday afternoon on a charge of operating a dance hall after midnight A similar charge against William Pappas said by police to have been in charge of the hall Nov 29 the night of a police raid there was dismissed The case was heard before Mr Coughlon after a change of venue was granted by Police Judge John C Shipley Such a change can be granted only by an action of the po lice judge according to ordinance The city was represented by Harvey J Bryant and the defense by Allen A Bninson Other charges filed following the raid are still pending Order New Trial for Man Who Shot Suitor of His Daughter 18 SPRINGFIELD 111 Dec 23 I 14 year prison sentence im posed on Dr Clyde L Casey of La Harpe for killing the man who brought his 16 year old daughter home allegedly intoxicated was set aside by the supreme court today in reversing judgment of the Hancock county circuit court A new trial was ordered DUST EXPLOSION IS BLAMED FOR CHICAGO BLAZE Flames Destroy Elevator and Million Bushels of Grain CHICAGO Dec 23 At least two men were burned to death and several others were injured today a six story elevator crammed with grain wns destroyed by flames Tlie blaze ruined the elevator and probably a million bushels of wheat and other grains at a loss estimated at A dust explosion in the cinoln atop the structure apparently touched off the jrrunary and it be came a flaming torch Trapped In Towijr In less than an hour the blanc hail swept from top to bottom men acing nearby structures One man wns carried fatally burned frcii the elevator nnd anothers body wai thrown to a dock on the nearby Chi cago river by the explosion Charles Dji weigh tm us tciat the elevali is believed to have pc ished in the ronring furnace Hr wns trapped iu the tower and coulu not be found even after the walk collapsed Tiie known dead were Wnllei Brnzel a laborer and an unidenti fied man Stnndlng ut Window Brazel was believed lo have besn standing at the time of the exploit ion at a window or entrance high up in the elevator His body tossed to the river dock by the Fire tugg brought by alarms poured a tremendous vol ume of water in the burning build ing from n snarl of hose lines but their fight seemed to be useless The two tiifis had to move to safer locations when the west wall of the elevator threatened to collapse Minor explosions in the grenl store of wheat made flre flghtuiR hazardous and scattered the flames through the building More than 30 fire department crews battled against the fire Others IVfuy Bo Last One of the dead was taken to the morgue and another body wai buried in the ruins There were 31 men in the elevator and warehouse building when tho explosion oc curred At least six were Injured three of them being taken to a hos pital Police feared several bodies might have been buried in the flaminc structure Damage was estimated at n min imum of 1 000000 Firemen fought for hours to control the fire from spreading to an adjacent grninerv which also contained about a million bushels of wheat Carbolic Acid Coffee Makes Even Meekest Husbands Sass Wives CHICAGO Dec 23 husbands tassed their wives growled at them It was breakfast time on Chica gos south side and it was the taste in the coffee that made the hus bands so annoying to their wives Arthur TC Gorman water purifi cation engineer found the husbands were drinking crude carbolic add He snicl It got Into the water prob ably from refuse discharged from ammonia stills of byproduct colo plants IOWA WEATHER Unsettled In northwest rain prolKibly In past and nouthern portions Friday night and Sal unliiy Somewhat warmer In ci Iromo northwest portions Fri day LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 43 Minimum In Night SO At R A M 31 Precipitation Truce Just a week afro the weather was so severe that even the days maxi mum was only slightly above zero And Thursday night rain fell with out forming ice on ground or pave ment A changeable article this Iowa weather i ;