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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 15, 1933, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 114 On Health of Nation Expectancy of Life Has Increased by TwoThirds This Is the seventh of a series of articles in which Prof Wil liam Fielding Ogburn of the University of Chicago discusses what he considers the 10 big problems facing America By WILUAM FIELDING OGBURN Written lor the Associated Press A baby born today will live on the average expectation 58 years The expectation for a baby born in 1800 was that it would live to be 35 years of age The length of life has increased about twothirds This has been made possible by conquering one disease after an other We Imow enough now to stamp out ma laria h o o k worm social diseases and tu berculosis if we spend the money and organize properly to do it Late Middle Life WILLIAM F OOBUeti on the other hand we do not know enough to stamp out the degenerative dis eases of the kidneys of the cir culatory system and cancer many of which set in late in middle life For a person who has reached 45 or 50 years of age the expectancy for a longer life la about the same as it was several generations ago So many diseases however have yielded to research since the time of Pasteur that hope cannot be de nied Increasing Good Health There is not only the problem of reducing disease and of postponing death but there is the task of In creasing the abundance of good health There is a difference be tween the absence of ill health and the presence of buoyant health Good feeding in infancy and the illness lu childhood iare of ALLOTMENT BILL GOES TO SENATE Measure Favorably Reported After More Than Month of Hearings WASHINGTON Feb 15 The domestic allotment farm reliet plan wasfavorably reported tothe senale today by its agriculture com mittee after more than a month of hearings and discussion As reported the bill contained major alterations from the form in which it passed the house It was confined to wheat and cotton while provisions for acreage control and for defining prewar parity between agricultural and commercial com modities were stricken out The committee approved the re vised bill by a vote of 11 to 4 Senator Bankhead Democrat after considerable dis cussion withdrew an amendment proposing to substitute for the al lotment provisions respecting cot ton a plan whereby cotton produc tion would be restricted to a stated amount each year Acreage Control Out The acreage control features stricken out have been described by farm organization leaders as the heart of the bill They contend that to increase the price without requiring de creased production would but ag Turn in Tajfc 2 Column 7 ft J AUNT NET By Robert Quillen A woman dont need her husbands help in shoppin She wants him along be cause hell let her pay more to show off before the clerks SENATE TAKES UP DRY REPEAL Colombia and Peru Break Diplomatic Relations COLOMBIA WINS SECOND BATTLE CAPTURES PORT Recalls Minister Hands Peruvian Legation Passports BOGOTA Colombia Feb 15 UP Colombian foreign office to day handed passports to the per sonnel of the Peruvian legation here In diplomatic usage the arbi trary handing of passports to dip lomats of a foreign nation means the breaking off of diplomatic re lations Colombia also ordered home its minister at Lima Colombian troops captured the town of Tarapaca this morning driving out a Peruvian force which had occupied the Putumayo river port 80 miles north of Leticia word received here said Details of the engagement could not be learned immediately Second Development This was the second development in open hostilities between this country and Peru which began yes terday when Peruvian planes bombed the Colombian gunboat Cordoba iu the Amazon near Le ticia but in Brazilian territory The action at Tarapaca began after the Peruvian bombing squad ron had withdrawn leaving the Cor doba undamaged Fighting was re sides Control Whole River President Olaya Herrera received a message from Alfred Vasquez Cobo the Colombian commander reading Our flag floats on the hills of Tarapaca captured in battle by the artillery supported by planes Troops have been disembarked Congratulations Alls well Possession of Tarapaca a cabinet minister said insures to Colombia control of the whole Putumayo river SEEK DEAL WITH KIDNAPERS Claude K Boettcher capitalist offered to meet the ransom demand of Iclilnnpers who took his son and left their ransom note with young Boettchers wife Mrs Anna Lou Boett cher Associated Press Depositors to Get Pan of Balances Michigan Banks Make Emergency Funds Available DETROIT Feb 15 Intothe second dayof the extraor HOLDING POSITIONS LIMA Peru Feb 15 vian military forces claimed today to be still holding their positions in the disputed Leticia territory after the trst clash with a Colombian flotilla that came 2000 miles up the Amazon river to reassert control over the area The Peruvian version of the battle yesterday on the Putumayo river charged the Colombia forces with being the aggressors The result was inconsequential it claimed Chief of Region Col Victor Ramos chief of the fifth military region with headquar tere at Iquitos Peru west of the up per Amazon port city of Leticia which was occupied by Peruvian na tions last September declared the Colombian flotilla attacked Peru vians garrisoned at Tarapaca This is a port In the disputed region sit uated on the Putumayo river north of Latlcia In a message to the war ministry Colonel Ramos said Colombian ships fired Peruvian positions at Tarapaca from Brazilian waters and Peruvian airplanes countered the at tack His dispatch described the action as a light clash Official Information The foreign office issued a state ment today declaring it had received official information stating the Colombian government considered negotiations for Brazilian mediation in tlie Leticia controversy as fin ished The announcement said Co lombia dropped the matter without making a reply to the last Peru vian proposal which was transmit ted to Bogota through the Brazilian government The Peruvian proposal suggested that Leticia should be entrusted to Brazil by a joint PeruvianColom bian application until negotiations were finished in order to conclude a direct settlement or to arbitrate the problem if a solution was not reached through direct settlement FAILS TO IDENTIFY KIDNAP SUSPECT Wife of Victim Unable to Name Mitchell as Man Who Gave Note DENVER Colo Feb 15 7P Mrs Anna Lou Boettcher was un able to identify positively W M Mitchell as one of the kid yesterday Gov William JfjCom stock Michigans 900000 bank de positors were encouraged today by promises that part of their bal ances would become available by tomorrow The federal reserve bank of De troit which remains open is receiv ing millions of dollars that are being poured in from branches of the federal reserve system in Chi cago and New York Forty million dollars was on hand today and the Detroit Clearing House association arranged to make 525000000 available to depositors Thursday That will permit custom ers to withdraw not in cxcescs of 5 per cent of their balances for emer gency purposes before the end of the eight day holiday Emergency Withdrawals It seemed a certainty that some such plan would be put into effect for the remainder of the state although it was not determined whether it would be by gubernator ial proclamation or by voluntary action on the part of banks In a series of conferences last night representative bankers urged upon Governor Comstock the is suance of a supplemental proclama tion authorizing emergency with drawals up to 10 per cent of bal ances The governor however urged voluntary action He said that while my proclamation declaring a bank holiday was mandatory it is not my disposition to prohibit any bank from making a sensible arrangement to permit withdraw als to meet family necessities or to allow the cashing of pay checks and I believe many banks will do this Conferences Resumed He said the conferences with bankers would be resumed today Meanwhile the depositors whose 51500000000 bank balances were tied up accepted the situation phil osophically Confidence was ex pressed that the eight day respite would permit a sound adjustment of the Union Guardian Trust com panys financial difficulties which precipitated the drastic action A similarity in names and diffi culty of the public in distinguish ing between the Union Guardian ed four persona a num Trust company an investment con cern and 10 trust companies and 20 banks of the GuardianDetroit Union Group Inc with an estimat Boettcnef Hr when she saw him In the police station today Mitchell and George Zarlengo described by police as minor boot leggers were arrested as suspects when Chief of Police A T Clark said they had been seen talking to eastern gangsters who were known to have been in Denver recently Mitchell and Zarlengo offered alibis accounting for their actions the night Boettcher was abducted Hiimlcd Her Note Mrs Boettcher was asked to identify Mitchell as the man who handed her a note demanding 60 000 ransom before her husband was whisked away by two kidnapers last Sunday night Chief Clark said Mrs Boettcher previously picked Mitchells photo graph out of 20 as resembling the man who handed her the ransom note Mitchell the chief said was seen by a patrolman in a parked auto mobile near a chili parlor Sunday night where the Boettchers had a light midnight supper before they returned to their home Two other men Clark said were in the car with Mitchell Made U Turn The patrolman the chief related saw the Boettcher sedan make a U turn at an intersection near the chili parlor and drive off toward the Boettcher home A few minutes later Clark said the patrolman re ported he saw Mitchells automo bile make the same turn and fol low the Boettcher onr Mitchells car was without lights Mitchell formerly operated a gar age in which Boettcher kept his car Clark added HOLIDAY ON TAX SALES IS VOTED BY IOWA SENATE House Rejects Bill to Have Officers Serve Four Years DES MOINES Feb 15 journment of all delinquent tax sales until Dec 4 1933 was ap roved today by the state senate in adopting unanimously a bill by Sen ator W R Ritchie of Marathon A section which would have re duced the interest rate on unpaid taxes onehalf or to one half of one ir cent was stricken from the bill The measure provides that no sale of lands town lots or other real estate for delinquent taxes shall be held prior to Dec 4 1933 and that all such tax sales already adver tised are adjourned until that date Refuse to Lengthen Terms The measure now goes to the house for consideration It carries a publication clause so would go into effect after approval by both houses and signing by the governor The house by a vote of 5 to 92 swept aside the tax reduction com mittees proposal for a constitution al amendment making terms of state elective officers and county at torneys four instead of two years Members voting for the measure were Representatives Gallagher Humeston McCreery Paisley and Sheridan Quick Paper Profit of 25 Million in One Deal Samuel Insult Jr Stand in Probe of Senate ed in deposits was given as a major reason for the general closing order No Question Raised No question was raised as to the stability of other Detroit institu tions Many outstate bankers knew nothing of the situation until they Ducks Violate Forecast received notice yesterday to close CHICAGO Feb 15 A few nad for business be a mistake somewhere Thousands of northbound ducks dropped in on Chicago from the south at the same time the weather bureau predicted mare cold weather fore the order was received Except for the upper peninsula which Is separated both geographi cally and economically from the re BOGUS COINS AND DIES ARE SEIZED 4 Arrested Near West Union When Sheriff Discovers Counterfeiting WEST UNION Feb 15 Sheriff H J Neliring today arrest ed four persona and seized a num ber of allegedly counterfeit coins dies a polishing machine and other equipment for making the coins Those arrested are Will Barr 59 his wife 51 thoir daughter Min nie 18 and Wesley Ross 38 hired man on the farm near atcd by Barr here oper Ross Sheriff Nehring said sign ed a confession admitting his al leged part In the manufacture of the bogus coins Broqueville Cabinet of Belgium Resigns BRUSSELS Belgium Feb 15 T government headed by Pre mier De Brocjueville resigned today Henrygave the onlytalkon the measure declaring he was opposed to it and stating that there were times when two years was too long a term for officers Deny Pnrolo Measure By a vote of 46 to 54 the house defeated the judiciary committees bill which would have permitted parole of life term prisoners after 25 years less the time deducted for good behavior Attempts of Representative Johnson of Linn to amend the measure exempting from this pro vision persons convicted of robbery or attempt to rob with a deadly weapon and for kidnaping for ran som was defeated without a record vote In urging passage of his amend ment Johnson cited the slaying of officers in DCS Moines and in Black Hawk county recently and the killing of an aged Cedar Rapids woman during a store holdup He declared a man who goes out to commit a crime with a deadly wea pon should have no consideration Calls Bill Vicious In opposing the measure Repre sentative Ellsworth of Hardin call ed the bill vicious and said that life power for parole now rests with the governor He declared that between Jan 4 and Jan 12 the former governor commuted the sentences of 12 life termers In supporting the mensure Representative Stanzell of Clark said he believed the caliber of the men convicted should be considered as well as the nature of the crime We are not living under the old dispensation of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth Represen tative Marion said in speaking for the bill He asserted he had no sym pathy with the hardened class of criminal but did have for the younger class of men who may have been led astray Law Remains Unchanged As a result of the house action the present parole law remains un changed Those voting for the bill wci Teter Aldrich Alesch Augustine Beath Bonnstetter Brady Casey Craven Cunningham Davis Ditto Dole Dreessen Felter Foster Frizzell Fuester Garner Gittinger Hanson of Lyon Hanson of Winne bago Hultman Koch Laughlin McCarthy McKlnnon Maniece Millhone Mitchell Moore of Ben ton Osborn Peet Porter Rawlings Schroeder Sheridan Speidel Stan sell Stewart Stigcr Strachan Swift of Dubuque Weed Willis and Zipse Not voting or absent Elliott Fabritz Motty Ostby Ryder Sny der Stimpson and Miller Pcopln Lnclc Money Senator Ritchie in speaking for his measure declared that the peo ple lacked money to pay their taxes Advertising of tax sales he said Is costing money and keeping people running to the courthouse Senator Joe Fralley of Fort Mad ison pointed out that the section the rate of interest would make Turn to rnue 2 Cilumn rt WASHINGTON Feb 15 quick paper profit of to Samuel Inaull and members of his family from a single transaction in one of his investment trusts was disclosed to a senate committee to day as it began an investigation of the stock manipulations which pre ceded the collapse of the gigantic utilities empire With Samuel Insull Jr on the stand the committee learned that the family acquired rights to in Insull Utility Invest ments Inc an investment trust for 511730000 Signed Same Day Instil agreed the contract giving the family rights to the stock at price ranging from to 515 a share was signed the same day it opened on the Chicago stock ex change for 530 but said it was in pursuance of previous agreement The 32 year old heir to the vast utilities domain denied that the profits had been realized asserting hat although the stock later went o 119 some of it now almost worth ess was still held by the family Dawes and Young He was the first witness in the ong planned investigation but a distinguished list of witnesses was waiting to bo heard including Charles G Dawcs former vice pres ident Owen D Young New York financier and Melvin A Traylor Chicago banker Ferdinand Pecora committee counsel developed through questlpn Jngvlnsullythat the contractfortiio stock wassigned Jan 17 1029 the same day it was listed on the mar ket but said he could not tell whether the contract was signet after the price was established or not Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Feb Hoover who we looked to for a little encouragement in his talk give us the worst news thats hit us yet He said the republicans are coming back And by the way here is one tiling I want somebody to ex plain to me why is it during a campaign after a campaign or at any other time why cant our presidents speak of each other by name and say Well I wish Mr So and So well hp is a fine man and will make you a good president Or to have the victor say he had a hard time and did the very best he could have under the circumstances Even small town mayors have been known to speak of each other compli mentary but if presidents ever did it I think we would drop dead Yours WILL Copyright 1033 McNaught Syndicate JAPANESE STOCK MARKETS CLOSE Tokio Government Says It Has Ceased Dealings With League TOKIO Feb 15 served notice today that it has ceasad negotiations with the league of nations in the Manchurian dis pute but its anticipated withdrawal rom league membership was not expected for about a month The Tokio stock exchange was closed at noon today and those at Osaka and Nagoya also were shut down owing to a severe slump in prices caused by indications of in creasing antiJapanese sentiment at eneva It was learned on hlgli authority that the government feels with irawal from the league would be the turning point in the empires his tory Before the ultimate decision is made the council of ciders the na tions highest distinguished person ages the heads of branches of the imperial family and all living ex premiers will be summoned for con sultation Urges Visit to U S Yoiukc Mntsuoka who 1ms been Japans special counsel during the long debate over Manchuria before the league cabled the foreign of fice today requesting permission to leave Geneva soon and to return by way of the United States The foreign office said he would be granted this request as soon as the league assembly disposes of the Manchurian question which was ex nected to take place by Feb 25 at the iHtcst Matsuoka would have no official misaion in the United States the foreign office stated It was known however that he Intended to go to Wasnington hoping to see Mr Turn 10 IdKrt 1 Cnlumn 7 Consolidation of Railroads Urged rin Group Report Plan of Survey Intended to Lead Eventually to One National System By CLAUDE A JAGGER Associated Press Financial Editor NEW YORK Feb 15 new era in transportation with regula tion concentrating on insuring the most efficient service at the lovest competitive cost is envisaged in thc report of the national transporta tion committee published tonight This report tnc result of more than four months of work most of which was under the direction of the late Calvin Coolidge has been anxiously awaited by large invest ors in the nations railroad system who invited formi Lion of the committee to seek solu tion committee published last night Based on Survey The committees based on one of the most thorough surveys that has ever been made of the nations transport facilities by a disinterested nonpartisan find the outlook for the roads from hopeless but assert that rates cannot be based on obsolete capital structures nor can compet ing forms of transportation be handicapped for the benefit of the railroads The committee urges sweeping consolidation of the roads on a regional basis to eliminate vast and wasteful duplication of facilities and services and that these group ings be inforced by governmental action where necessary looking eventually to a single national sys tem Bankruptcy Revision As an emergency measure facil itation of reorganization where nec essary to reduce unwieldy and un BLAINE TO PUSH FOR QUICK VOTE ON HIS MEASURE Roll Call on Taking Up Resolution 58 to 23 Over TwoThirds WASHINGTON Feb 15 Tlie senate today voted to take up for consideration the Elaine resolution to repeal the eighteenth amendment The vote which brought up repeal for consideration was the closest approach to a real test of senate wet and dry strength this session although it was not regarded as an indication of the prospective vote on the submission resolution itself Some senators opposed consider ing it at this time in the belief I emergency relief measures were in danger of failure at this congress because of a prolonged prohibition debate Ready for Submission A number of this group is known o be willing to submit repeal While only a bare majority was needed to take up the resolution wo thirds will be necessary to sub mit it to the states for ratification Whether this margin can be nustered is problematical deponi ng largely on form of the resolu tion when it reaches a final vote The vote was 58 to 23 more than twothirds majority Republicans voting against the bill included Brookhart and Dick inson of Iowa Offers Amendments Immediately after the vote Sen ator Robinson of Arkansas demo cratic leader submitted amend ments to make the repeal resolution conform torhis ratification by conventions instead of legislatures He did not request immediate con sideration Senator Elaine R Wis then sought to limit debate on the reso lution but was balked by an objec tion from Senator Brookhart R Iowa a prohibitionist Tlie Wisconsin senator imme diately gave notice that he would insist that the senate stay in ses sion until the resolution was voted on Rups for Order As Blaine began a speech in be half of the measure Vice President Curtis rapped sharply for order Dozens of house members had come to watch the repeal motion vote The house approved finally and sent to the white house the bill ap propriating to run the department of Hie Interior through the next fiscal year The house foreign affairs com mittee approved the Hoover arms embargo proposal with an amend ment limiting it to the Americas economic capita urged by revision structures Is of bankruptcy procedure No broadening of the lending powers of the Reconstruc tion Finance corporation is found necessary although the committee points out that adequate security for loans floes not necessarily mean marketable collateral Railroad managements are taken to task for not using rather than seeking to combat such competing forma of transportation ns trucks Tom to Pnice 3 Column n by Hoover The proposal advocated by Pres ident Hoover would authorize the chief executive to Impose embargoes on shipments of arms and munitions to North and South American coun tries when there were hostilities Senator Oddie R in the senate advocated immediate Inves tigation of the Hoover dam con struction by Six Companies Inc Oddie charged specifically thai the contractor failed to comply with the Nevada mine safety laws failed to pay its just taxes and engaged in exploitation and sweating of labor Pallbearer Succumbs at Funeral in Marble Rock MARBLE ROCK Feb Mr Sebaugh had died of Sebaugh local resident died yester day afternoon while attending fu neral services for Mrs Arthur Smith in the local Methodist church Mr Sebaugh was one of the pall bearers and was sitting near the pulpit when he succumbed as the last hymn was being sung Mr Sebaugh collapsed without a sound A physician was called and natural causes He was 68 years of age and had been a Marble Rock resident for many years His wife who died suddenly a few years ago was formerly Miss Ada Stoner Surviving Mr Sebaugh are two sons Ollle and Guy and a daugh ter Mrs Louis Swant all of Mar ble Rock Spartan Bravery Was Something of Myth New Book Declares CHICAGO Feb 15 bravery was something of a myth in the opinion of Preston H Eppa author of Classical Philology pub lished today by the University ot Chicago press Alarm and dismay the reluctance to fight were more typical of the Spartan character than natural valor the author says quoting extensively from ancient writers to support his contention Weai IOWA WEATHER Fair Wednesday night nnrt probably Thursdny rising tem peratures LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 22 Aiwve Minimum In Night 7 Below At 8 A M 4 Below ;