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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 26, 1932, Mason City, Iowa 0 r I 3 A o I cs I A Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXIX NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEflVJCB MASON CITY IOWA DECEMBER 26 1932 THIS PAPER CONSISTS O1T TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 68 Technocracy Explained Educator Scientist Analyzes Theory Simply EDITORS at infit U explained in simple language that everybody can understand lr William E Ulckenflen president o School o Applied Science eminent cntlllc leader upd noted nmlmrity on Industrial prtiblerct simplifies this new Imhiilrlnl creed iii a jerles o ttireo In given exclusively to Central 1ress and GlobeGaiette By BON1TA WITT CLEVELAND Dec 26 Would you like tq have 10 tiroes the earning capacity you had in 1929 work only four hours a day four days a week with plenty of money with which to enjoy the additional leisure your shortened work ing day pro vides Of course you would Since these are the things Technocracy of fers is it any wonder that the findings of a lit tle group of sci entific men self styled Techno crats have aroused national interest If well just follow their ad vice discard our present price system stop try Dr W E Wlclcciiden ins accumulate gold use energy instead of coin as a medium of ex change and cease senseless over production the Technocrats tell us there will be an end to misery and want and devastating depressions will cease System Explained Simply Who are these wise men who are dramatically calling attention to the plight theybelieve in store for us and creating uneasiness among the more easily disturbed citizenry toy their predictions of a complete collapse vof system r virad their in simple and intelligible formby Dr William E Wickenderi presidentof Case School of Applied Science in Cleveland so that the layman un familiar with scientific terminology and thought may comprehend Americas newest ism Technocracy Dr Wickenden Kays is not yet a wenformulated idea Or program It simply is a name for a group of men who have banded together for certain study and research Technocracy is purely a synthetic word put together to designate an organizatioi of men including engineers scientific re search men architects and students of industrial activity None of these men themaelvs are heads of any large organization or corporation The group has come together quite by accident One of the early Tech nocrats was the late Charles P Steinmetz the electrical wizard The purpose of this organiza tion to make studies of modern advances in applied science espe cially the science of machinery and power to find out in what ratio production and consumption had ad vanced The Technocrats worked very quietly for some time in quar ters provided for them by Colum bia university New York The lay man knew nothing of them until the publicity department of Colum bia revealed them to the world last summer Since that time they have attracted great attention because of their startling contentions What Technocracy has In mind is a single economic program for the whole North American conti nent from the Panama canal to Baffin bay Only the North Amer ican continent with its vast spaces law material sources of energy is adapted to the Technocratic scheme Neither China nor Russia Tarn o raffs 8 Column fi AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Helen keeps sayin she wants to be as free as men are but she means she wants to be as ornery as men without bein scared MINE TRAGEDY TOLL REACHES 54 Vandenberg Favors Laws to PrevenTWoarding PROPOSES FUND FOR PROTECTING TIME DEPOSITS Michigan Senator Offers Method of Creating Confidence Dec 26 Legislation to regulate and insure time deposits in banks was ad vanced today by Senator Vanden berg Michigan republican as a means of preventing hoarding cre ating confidence and relaxing credit Saying he is irrevocably opposed to a general federal guaranty of bank deposits Vandenberg pro posed to create a gigantic fund for the protection of time deposits and to distinguish these from demand deposits The Michigan senator would de fine time deposits as those turned over to a bank for at least 90 days and insure them up to 75 per cent through a federal time deposit in surance fund Would Classify Deposits Such a system If practicable would end 95 per cent of the threat of runs he said By properly classifying time deposits it would make an enormous but underesti mated further contribution to the loanable resources of the banks Byoperating a new measure of se curity abilllbn dol lars out Qf hoardingThere arc countless other profound advan tages Vandenberg said a federal guar anty of bank deposits would re duce all banking to a dead level where reckless bankers could bid for confidence with sound bankers and asserted the mass of individual deposits is in savings and certi ficates Created liy Appropriation It is in this group that mnss hysteria generates the runs which may wreck perfectly solvent in stitutions he added It is here that mass tragedy occurs with at Tllm in IBKC B Cnlamn 6 Hoover Orders Full Speed for Florida Waters Presidential Party Will Try Luck Fishing Where Its Warmer By JOHN F CHESTER WITH PRESIDENT HOOVER OFF GEORGIA COAST Dec 26 UP suddenly in favor of fishing In warmer waters President Hoover today gave orders to hia small fleet for full speed southward toward Florida The chief executive expected to cruise as far as St Augustine Fla before dropping anchor and prob ably will continue southward tomor row in search of game fishing The sun barely had risen this morning when the Hoover fishing flotilla got under way Following the inland passage the U S Se quoia carrying the chief executive and Mrs Hoover and their five guests wended its way through the Frederica river past St Simons Island Jekyll island and Cumber land island The president allowed for a re fueling stop at Fernandina Fla just across the Georgia line before proceeding southward Last nights plans called for the presidential party to make a stop at the huge sea island hunting preserve an area of 63000 acres but Mr Hoover desired to get as far south as possible and no halt was made there Good Morning Says Bandit at Des Moines DES MOINES Dec 26 Wishing his victim a polite good morning a robber today walked Into a Skelly Oil company station here and walked out with 560 from the safe F J Cook station attendant was ordered to stay in a cupboard while the robber accompanied by a woman made his escape VILLAGE MOURNS IN CHRISTMAS DISASTER lined the roads near Hie illfated cooperative mine at MoveaquZ III a way bodies of miners trapped by ait explosion the day before Christmas Associated a ambuce carried Cheer Fund Mark Knights Templar Add More Pota toes Donated Previously reported cash Previously reported mdso 40475 Additional Knights Templar I9BO StacyFriesner potatoes 10110 rTACcdar No 6 Osige 100 Mrs L J T 200 E J P Too A Friend 300 Dropped in box 300 Late Santa 100 Additional waterworks 05 L L M 100 Jfean Joyce John 400 Mcrhol Girls fi54 Another Friend 100 Mrs Bernlce Butcher 200 Additional reports from the Knights Templar organization and other donations iu cash and mer chandise over the weekend brought the total raised for the GlobeGa zette Christmas Cheer fund close to the mark Monday Reports from committees in ad fiition to those reporting Saturday brought the total figure of the Antioch commandery effort to S625 According to subscription blanks turned over to the GlobeGazette bj the organization there were 253 donors to the fund thru the Knights Templar committees Among the donations reported over the weekend was ten 100 pound sacks of potatoes from the Tum to Inpp 8 Column 2 Ambulance Too Slow Girl Born as Mother Is Rushed to Hospital CHICAGO Dec 26 God frey du Fonts Christmas day ended exciting enough after a rather rou tine beginning It was about the middle of the morning that Godfrey appeiled to police to rush his wife to the hos pital They lot fast enough A daughter was born en route Both mother and daughter were reported doing well Homes of 2 Miners Damaged by Bombs TAYLORVILLE in Dec 26 JP homes of two miners were badly damaged by bombs that rocked sections of the city and broke the stillness of Christman night Members of the families of Harry Stevens and Harry Alexander were not at home Alexander said that earlier in the day an automobile passed his house and seven shots were fired from it three bullets strikinginside rooms OOSEVELT AND PresidentEIect Hell Never Get Greetings AH Opened By ROLAND ALSTON HYDE PARK N Y Dec 26 UPI piles of Christmas gift were stacked in the library of Presi dentelect Franklin D Roosevelts home today their gay holiday wrap pings unbroken while the New York governor prepared to hurry back to Albany His Yuletide reunion with his family was interrupted by press ing affairs of state Ill never get them all opened thats all he said as he surveyed the scene In the center of the big homey room was a Christmas tree reaching almost to the ceiling be decked in tinsel and colored bulbs Every hour brought scores of hol iday greetings by mail and tele graph Hundreds of Christmas cards for Mr Hoosevelt and his family flooded into the big house on the Hudson Grandchildren Missing Two of the governors grandchil dren Sistie and Buzzy Dall were missing when the master ot Krum Elbow carved a 40 pound tur key for 16 members of his family Sistie or Anna Eleanor oy years old was stricken with chicken pox Thursday and little Buzzy Curtis Roosevelt is suffering from ton silitis Their mother Mrs Curtis B Uall fixed small trees in their rooms A conference with Norman H Davis delegate to the Geneva dis armament conference was the occa sion for Mr Roosevelts shortening his stay at Krum Elbow The Roose velt advisors say his talk with Davis will be in line with his plan to get first hand Information re garding European debts disarma ment and the world economic con ference before his inauguration To Sco Experts After talking with Governor Roosevelt Davis who has been mentioned in connection with the post of secretary of state In the Roosevelt cabinet will return to New York to see two experts who are helping arrange the agenda for the world economic conference be fore they return to Europe this week They are Edmund E Day di rector of social sciences for the Rockefeller foundation and Prof J H Williams of Harvard The 10 pound turkey Mr Roose velt carved was sent to him by South Trimble clerk of the house of representatives at Washington One side did for ail 16 of us Mr Roosevelt said laughing and I had the other side left for seconaa Thats expert carving Levi Cook Brewers Representative Dies WASHINGTON Dec 26 Levi Cooke prominent Washington attorney and legislative representa tive of the United States Brewers association died yesterday from a heart attack He was 50 years old Will Rogers SANTA MONICACat Dec1 ticnocracy didenl seem to make much difference with Xmas fathers neckties ana sox were done up in the same de ceptive boxes they were before the scientists took us over Peo ple dident get beer by Xmas they Just had to struggle along on gin and corn Mr Hoover went fishing in Ihe south but dident catch anything He had waited too long and the fish had all gone back demo cratic France went into a huddle and practiced some of Shakes peares signals To pay or not to pay that is therquestion whether its better to pay and use the Yanks again Or not to pay and lose em Yours WILL ROGERS CopyrteM 1032 McNniiKhl Syndicate LACKOFQUORUM BARS ACTION ON HOUSE BEER BILL Norris Directs SubBody to Make Study of Legal Issues WASHINGTON Dec 2H Absence of a quorum blocked action by the senate judiciary committee of the house 32 per cent beer bill today but Chairman Norris author ized a subcommittee to begin work immediately on an investigation of the constitutional problems involved Norris directed the subcommittee now drafting a prohibition repeal restulion headed by Senator Blaini R to begin immediately a of the legal questions involved n drafing a beer bill Blainos Request Denied Blaine asked to have the bill re ferred to his subcommittee but Norris declined suggesting it would expedite action to have the meas ure handled by the full committee At Elaines suggestion however Norris directed the subcommittee to study the constitutional question of legalizing beer without violating the eighteenth amendment Blaine suggested that the house bill should be redrafted to repeal those sections defining an intoxicat ing beverage at half of 1 per cent alcohol instead of amending the en forcement law as proposed by the house WlLVv1 Jv GF BUFFALO DIES Former Publisher Power in Democratic Party for Last 40 Years PICTURE ON PAGE 8 BUFFALO N T Dec 2S Norman E Mack former publisher a power In democratic national pol itics for the last 40 years and one of Buffalos most distinguished citi zens died peacefully at a m today in his home in Delaware ave nue He was surrounded by mem bers of his family Mr Mack was 74 years old Mack was in the height of his political power in the Wilson ad ministration He virtually dictated all federal appointments in western New York district at that time He also was one of the early Roose velt supporters last fall Although he took the defeat of Alfred E Smith in 3S28 as the hardest of any In his career Mack saw the strength amassed for New Yorks governor joined the Roose velt cause and supported it through the preconvention storm Macks friends advised him against his activity In politics last summer but he kept in harness making one trip to the Pacific coast in behalf of Governor Roose velt His last illness began about two weeks ago but it was not until last Thursday that his condition be came serious He was troubled with recurring attacks of asthma an old affliction which wore down his vitality and weakened his heart Mack Is survived by his widow Mrs Harriet Tnggert Mack and two daughters Mrs Norma Mack Metz and Mrs Stuart Cary Welch TAKES OWN LIFE Blaine had that his proposal to repeal the sections of the Volstead law fixing a limitation of half of 1 per cent and enacting new sections as a substitute might avoid a cha otic condition if the supreme court should find 32 per cent beer uncon stitutional Before the committee meeting Edwin C Dinwiddie dry leader asked Chairman Norris for hearings on the beer measure but the Neuras kan was noncommittal Norris told Dinwiddie there had been suggestions that opponents of the beer bill wanted hearings to de lay the measure rather than to pre sent any new evidence To Meet Wednesday The chairman said he would call another meeting of the full commit tee for Wednesday in an effort obtain a quorum Only three other members of the committee in addition to Norris out of a total of 17 showed up for to days session They were Blaine Ashurst D and Black D Ashurst Incidentally refused last session to sit on a subcommittee considering prohibition legislation Hunt False Teeth Strangler of Man CLEVELAND Dec 26 An unidentified assailant who appar ently without intention caused Peter Boymer 65 a nig manufac turer to strangle to death wus hunted today by police Boymer suffocated when his false teeth were pressed into his throat by a handkerchief applied as a gag Police decided he was killed prob ably by a robber but were unable to penetrate far into mystery sur rounding the case DK SQUIRE BEV1IBK Dentist Slayer Suspect Found Dead in Garage Body Discovered as Police Notice Door Had Been ST LOUIS Dec 26 body of Dr Squire P Bevier sought for the slayiiig of Mrs Josephine Elder 71 last Thursday in Dr Bc viers dental office hero was found today in a garage in the rear of the dentists home Chief of Police Joseph A Gerk announced Dr Bevier had shot himself through the heart n pistol having been found near his hand police said A coroners assistant said that the condition of the body indicated that Dr Bevier apparently had killed himself late last night or early this morning Discovery of the body was made after a police detail visiting the residence noticed that the garage door which had been open yester day was closed and locked this morning Entrance was forced and the body of the dentist was found slumped in the seat of an old auto mobile In the rear of the garage 14 Ohio Junior High School Boys Pass Up Christmas Vacation COLUMBUS Ohio Dec 2B Fourteen boys in a Columbus junior high school waived Christ mas vacations Theyre averaging more than eight hours a day in the school manual training shops Their teacher Walter A Cope insisted he wasnt as dumfoundeJ as some of his pupils parents ap peared The boy with a mechanically in clined mind soon catches the crea tive fever he explained Most ot them would spend all their school periods here if wed let cm Three Men Arraigned in Death of Crippled Child t1 1 J m T w Brothers Claim a board shack where the family lived The mother Mrs Mozelle Clayton 22 who has another child Mary Helen 20 months old nnd is an ex pectant mother said she remained in the kitchen praying that her daughter might be cured When we were all praying foi the child I saw the devil in Clay tons eyes Paul Oakley told Sher iff Nat Curtright after his arrest in a signed statement God had tolt me to cure her but the devil got into me when I saw him in Clay tons eyes I had my knee on tin childs chest and my hands on he throat Provision was to be made Were Told by God to Cure Girl LINDEN Tex Dec 26 Three men from the virtually in accessible pine forests 10 miles west of here faced arraignment today on charges of slaying crippled 3 year old Bernice Clayton One of the men was her father Sherman Clayton 30 who said he was in the room while Coy Oakley 25 and Paul Oakley 20 sought to rid the girl of infantile paralysis from which she has suffered since babyhood The preacherbrothers said they had been told by God to cure the child The coroner said the child died by strangulation From the father the Oakleys the mother and neighbors attracted to the Clayton home by a disturbance officers learned the child died n week ago today in the 2 room clothing for the preachers before their appearance before Justice E W Crow When arrested their clothes were tattered and officci aaid Paul in jail hod virtually tor his to shreds Their hair drops to their shoulders their faces are slicukcd with paint 27 MORE BODIES REMOVEDAFTER DAMP IS FATAL More Than 200 Killed in Holiday Mishaps Six lowans i By M r AKliKS MOWEAQUA III Dec 26 Twentyseven miners were found dead in the south wing of the Mo weaqua coal mine today making the deatli toll 51 of the men caught in the tragedy of an underground ex plosion Deadly atler damp finished the vork of the scaring blast that hail killed those in the north wing Fragile hope had been held that workers in the south Up the t shaped tunnel might have barri caded themselves against the lethal fumes But today a mile and a quar ter from the main shaft and 700 feet beneath the earths surface 27 more bodies were discovered It had been thought that only 25 were in that section Twelve were carried out from tlio south wing yesterday 15 in North Wing The explosion centered in tlu north wing and none ventured a hope that any of the 15 there es caped alive although their bodies had not been reached The rescue workers daring death themselves in the siuirl timbers and the perilous rock falls thu wrecked bores came upon the 2T dead today near the mine cars iu which they had just ridden to work Saturday morning Appateiit Jy frortfj the cars tryingto flna fuge from the gases that poured to ward them from the focus of the explosion a half mile back But ono by one they had fallen as the after damp swept through the tunnel Watch Identification There wus nothing anyone coulil do to ease the grief of the dead miners relatives us they clustered about tlio mine Barriers kept them from approaching the mine mouth When the bodies of their dead wero carried on stretchers from pit la ambulance nnd thence to the town undertakers parlor little groups of the bereaved followed the car and grouped about the door to await the identifications The dead could not be recognized Only their company identification tags told who they were Mayor Charles Howard at n spe cial city council meeting laid plans to appeal by radio for a fund to aid the stricken families The American Red Cross took charge of Uio relief today Sends Check for SI000 HAZLETON Pa Dec 26 Thomas Kennedy International sec retarytreasurer of the United mino Workers of America at the request of John L Lewis international president today forwarded a checlc for for the relief fund for the stricken families of the victims of the Moiveaqim mine accident 200 HOLIDAY TOLL By THE ASSOCIATED Along the roncis of the nation the Christmas weekend brought many deaths nnd injuries inevit able byproducts of a holiday thai lured thousands to city boulevard and country pike The tabulation from Associated Press reports across the 18 statoa indicated a loss of more than 20U Tnrn lo Page S Cnltlmti 4 IOWA WEATHER Fair Monday night colder LOCAL STATISTICS Weather figures for 24 lioir p nod ending at 8 oclock MondaV morning Maximum Sunday nhovi Minimum In Right 31 tihovit At 8 a in Monday 25 iihovn Trnca of Snow Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morninn Maximum ISiiruriJny 32 above Minimum in Night 21 ahove 88 of an Inch A brief flurry of snow Sunday forenoon gave Mason City a whits Christmas technically speaking il least The rain which got undeo way Friday night and continued until the afternoon Saturday wa brought to a total of 60 of an inch by the 38 recorded after 8 oclock a m Saturday The sun got on thn job for a brief time Christmas and was out in full glory morning ;