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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 23, 1933, Mason City, Iowa 11 i i R HIS MEM A Of PT OF IOWA DtS 110 I NES I A Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 121 Repeal Not to Be Rapid Stewart Doubts It Will Be Finished Before 1935 k V By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Staff Writer ASHtlNGTON Feb 23 CPA e m b e rs of congress both houses who vot ed for prohibi tion resubmis sion at the same time expressing the opinion that not enough states will ratify re peal to take the eighteenth amendment out of the constitu tion undoubted ly were playing safe to a great extent Casting resubmission votes while simultaneously professing personal ly dry principles obviously was a fairly satisfactory method of strad dling the issue v Those who adopted it hope it will prove satisfactory anyway Nevertheless there are not a few out and out wets who also regard the prospect of repeals ratification by the necessary 36 commonwealths with considerable skepticism Must Be Tested Only an actual test can solve the problem Ultraoptimistic realists still maintain that the required number of state conventions can be held they take it for granted that rati fication will be voted by them by the end of April at the latest Of the legislatures by which the conventions will have to be provid ed for 41 were In session at the time resubmission was ordered but 19 of these sessions either are ex piring by state constitutional lim itation now or will expire very shortly and generally speaking the state law making bodies assem ble only at two year intervals Two to be sure will meet later this year ary rateof speed is attained that prohibition will continue to prevail until early in un less 25 or 30 extra legislative ses sions are called which is rather too muchto expect for the one pur pose in the present hard times How the convention plan of act ing on the repeal proposition will out in actual practice is prob lematic Wets Idea It was of wet origin and was hit upon in the hope that the over rep resentation of the rural districts which prevails in most legislatures could be so counteracted as to give the damper urban areas their fair share of delegates However aa the legislatures will have to furnish the convention machinery it is hard to see how they can be prevented from furnishing it according to their var ious wet and dry preferences The clause in the resubmission proposition continuing the federal prohibition of the shipment of in toxicants into dry states Is the one fly in the wets ratification of the repeal resolution follows It may nptturn out to be a fly of any serious consequence Or it may breed trouble for Uncle Siiti ve statos fforning whose slopover into dry territory he is called on to halt Iowa Coal Operators and Miners Meeting DES MOINES Feb 23 joint committee of the Iowa Coal Operators association and the min ers union reconvened today to dis cuss refusal of the miners to accept r wage reduction A preliminary session was held yesterday b AUNT NET Bj Robert Quillen 00 That family aint new poor They couldnt o got that much dirt on just since the depression started BIG PUSH IN JEHOL UNDER WAY Assembly Sets Up Group to Study Dry Repeal HOUSE VOTES TO CUT DOWN GIFTS TOFARMBUREAU Senate Passes Bill to Broaden Powers of Game Board BULLETIN DBS MOINES Feb 23 W house today by a vote of 98 to 1 passed the bill reducing statutory salaries of state of ficials and employes Reduc tions are not effective to incum bents of elective otrjcea The reductions range from 5 per cent on salaries up to to per cent on salaries of or over The one vote against the bill was registered by Representative Johnson of Linn DES MOINES Feb 23 Iowa senate today adopted a mo tion providing for the appointment of a committee to draft legislation setting up machinery for a consti tutional convention to consider re peal of the eighteenth amendment Senator H C White of Vinton who made the motion said it was In accord with the suggestions made in a special message yesterday by Gov Clyde Herring The motion was adopted without debate It provides for appointment of a committee of three by the chairman likewise wasadopted house without a recoid yotfel KxChairmaiiGe6rg6rMIUer said that the house constitutional conveijtloii committee would consist of Repre sentatives O J Ditto of Osceola Carl B Stlger of Tama and H M Hartman Molnes House Vote 88 to 18 The house voted 88 to 13 to re duce state appropriations for county Farm Bureau organizations The senate passed with only one dissenting vote a measure delegat ing broad regulatory powers to the fish and game commission The commission is empowered by the bill to fix open and close seasons on fish and game and to regulate propagation and protection of game and fish The measure has passed the house Before taking up the stamp money bill as its second order of business the upper house also passed a measure legalizing the ac tion of county boards of supervisors in failing to levy the mandatory total for secondary road purposes in 1932 The fish and game commission Tnm to Pose z Column 1 OPERA SINGER HIT BY TROLLEY Motorman Declares Augusta Lenska Jumped in Front of Streetcar CHICAGO Feb 23 wom an who gave the name of Augusta Lenska was taken to the Billings memorial hospital last night suf fering from body bruises received when struck by a streetcar The police said they had learned from tenants in a rooming house where the woman lived that she had been an opera singer Trunks bearing labels of foreign hotels and steam ship lines were round in her room F D Riley motorman of the streetcar gave the police a state ment in which he said the woman had jumped in front of his car She was questioned by Police Ser geant Fred Webster who when lie asked her for a reason of the act quoted her as saying O troubles despair Records of the Chicago civic op era association show that one of the principal singers of the com pany during the season of 192425 sang under the name of Augusta Lenska with Edith Mason Mary Garden Rosa Raisa and other stars She was a contralto During the world war Miss Lenska was prima donna with the Teatro de la Mon nale at Brussels and with the royal opera Mrs E H Larkin operator of the rooming house told investigat ors that the woman had informed her that she was formerly with the Chicago Civic Opera company Act for Iowa Liquor Sale Introduced Bill Patterned After Systems Used in Canada DES MOINES Feb 23 Manufacture and sale under state control of both high and low al coholic content intoxicating bever ages would be provided for by a far reaching bill which today had been prepared for introduction in the Iowa general assembly Subject to repeal of the eigh teenth amendment to the federal constitution the bill would provide Iowa with a liquor control system similar in some respects to those of some Canadian provinces County temperance committees which would be created would have au thority to regulate issuance of per mits and the act would limit amounts spld State Liquor Control The measure also would set up a state liquor control commission with authority to grant cancel or suspend permits for manufacture and sale and fix methods of con trol It also would provide for state supervised liquor stores Various classes of fees for li censes and permits are fixed by the bill it sponsors estimating that these would yield a revenue of around a year The bill was to have the sponsor ship of members of the legislature opposed to the prohibition amend ment The assembly already has re ceived the CoqneyDitto bill to per mit themanufactujreand sale of32 cent beerT Board of Five Under the new bill the state liq uor control cdmmisson which would be created would be composed of five members to be named by the governor The members would aerve seven year terms making that their sole business and would receive 4800 a year salary Tills state commission would have power to issue or refuse to issue cancel or suspend licenses for the manufacture and sale at wholesale or retail of intoxicating beverages It also would supervise the state liquor stores and their supplies County temperance committees which would be created would be composed of the county treasurer auditor and recorder membership on the commission being made a part of their regular duties These county committees would he author ized to issue or refuse permits to individuals for the purchase of high content beverages Cancel or Suspend The committees also might cancel or suspend the purchase permits is sued to residents or nonresidents and to report to the state commis sion untoward conduct in the liquor traffic and violations of the act High content beverages under the provisions of the bill would be defined as those containing 14 per cent or more of alcohol by volume Purchase permits would apply to the sole of high content beverages which might include almost every kind of intoxicating liquor Low content beverages would in clude all fermented vinous and malt liquors and all combinations of these with less than the 14 per cent of alcohol by volume The term would include beer and light wines Appeal to State If the county temperance com mittee refused to grant a permit for the purchase of high content bever ages appeal might be taken to the state commission The purchase permits would in clude four classes the resident per mits nonresident permits special permits and banquet permits A fee of would be charged an individ ual for a permit to purchase high content liquor The permits issued by the coun ty committees in themselves would not provide for the purchase of liquor by an Individual as it would then be necessary to purchase con trol order books from the county treasurer A book for the purchase of six quarters liquor would cost 5150 additional and for 72 quarters the price of the control order book would be 6 Quarters a Month The act provides that an indi vidual holding a permit would not be entitled to buy more than six quarters of high content beverages within one calendar month that the purchases be made at the reg ular state liquor stores and that they bo by bottle only State supervised liquor stores Tarn to V CoTnmn 3 Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Feb for breakfast we got three new cabinet officers Cor dell Hull a mighty fine able man Ever since I been going to political conventions no mat ter whothe rest of the world nominated Jefferson Jackson Wilson Smith or Roosevelt Tennessee went for Cordell Hull Their loyalty has been re warded Secretary of State is quite a chore in these times This fellow Woodin that has inherited the deficit I dont know him but I long with ev erybody rush to offer him con dolence accepting receivership of the U S is also no small chore Swanson for the navy post Is Ideal He did inherit a navy if congress dont killit with no appropriations Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1033 McNaught Syndicate Claim National City Bank Stock Was Sold Short National City Company on Bear Side Declares Senate Counsel WASHINGTON Feb 23 Evidence was presented to the sen ate banking committee today which couiseerianco1i showed the National Cltyc6moanj was selling short in the stock of the National City bank in 1929 Pecora by persistent questioning of witnesses developed that in the spring of that year the security af filiate borrowed 30000 shares from Charles E Mitchell bank chairman to meet sales to customers Befiise to Admit Charge Bank officials refused to admit a charge by Chairman Norheck that the company was selling short when it was using high pressure methods to get the public to buy the stock as an investment The committee also learned that on Feb 15 1929 the company acquired rights from the bank to purchase 51000 shares of the bank stock at 5100 then selling above More Rights Acquired Officers of the company said the rights which expired that day were acquired for customers scattered throughout the world and gave them more time to exercise the rights They said most of the stock rights were exercised by the shareholders but the company retained about 400 of them Hugh B Baker president of the National City company was on the stand BERN DIED BY HIS OWN HAND New Investigation in Death of Harlows Husband Completed LOS ANGELES Feb 23 District Attorney Buron Fitts said today a new investigation Into the death of Paul Bern film executive and husband of Jean Harlow screen star has been completed and he was convinced it was a case of sui cide The prosecutor disclosed the new investigation had been carried out through the efforts of W W Widenham foreman of the county grand jury and O G Lawton chair man of the criminal complaints committee Horr Asserts Woodin Has Same Business Record as Did Mellon WASHINGTON Feb 23 Representative Horr R Wash told the house yesterday that Wil liam H Woodin Presidentelect Roosevelts choice for secretary of the treasury has the same busi ness record as Mellon and said it would give Representative Patman D Texas a chance to proceed with the Imprcachment charges he brought against the former secre tary CONFIRMS DERN CHOICE AS NEW WAR SECRETARY Roosevelt Picks Douglas of Arizona Director of Budget HYDE PARK N Y Feb 23 Roosevelt today named George H Deru of Utah as secretary of war The presidentelect also an nounced selection of Representative Louis Douglas of Arizon as his new budget director On Douglas one of the youthful members of the national house Mr Roosevelt will lean strongly in ef fecting the sweeping reorganization of government he contemplates Douglas was chairman of the spe cial house economy committee and is recognized as an authority on the subject He has been working with Swagar Sherley of Kentucky and Daniel C Roper of South Car olina in preparing the reorganiza tion plan Announcement gudden The announcement of Dern for secretary of war came suddenly from Mr Roosevelt He was asked today by newspapermen about re ports that Dern had been invited and had accepted I can confirm that shot back Roosevelt with a smile You were surprised at that werent you ho added chuckling as the newspaper JAPANESE PREPARE FOR BATTLE vy HI th e pVeslderitele cta sebluded home here on the banks of the Hudson where he spent the day packing and unpacking after his months ab sence Are Likely Choices Wlillam Phillips of Massachusetts appears to be a probable choice for under secretary of state and Pro fessor Raymond Moley war debts expert for first assistant secretary of state In the treasury department How ard Hruce of Maryland is regarded as the probable under secretary Arthur OBrien of Washington is in line for an assistant secretaryship there Under Postmaster General Farley James OMahoney of Wyoming and William H Howes of South Dakota are expected to serve as first and second assistants respectively Names Henrd Prominently The names of Vincent Agtor of New York and Archibald McNeil of Connecticut are heard most promin ently for assistant secretaries in the navy William Kemper of Kansas City is talked about for assistant secretary of war As right hand men for Henry Wallace of Iowa In the agriculture department the names of Frank Murphy of Minnesota and Henry Morganthau Jr of New York stand out in the discussion Daniel J Tobin of Indianapolis Is believed In line for assistant to Miss Frances Perkins the Roosevelt choice for secretary of labor Ben Llndsey Considered Homer Cummings of Connecticut who waged the fight In that state for Roosevelt before the convention is marked down for the much sought Trim to Pane 2 Column Japanese soldiers at Chinchow Manchurlan headquarters of the eighth division nru shown loading shells and machine gun ammunition on u train bound for Iclxil where the Japanese have been pushing for ward in twi main drives Associated Press 80 Per Cent Chance for Recovery Given Cermak PROOF of the PUDDING A local used car dealer adver tised eleven used cars in his classified advertisement the post two days He reports the sale of seven of these cars six of which were straight sale You too can obtain results by using the classified ads whether it Is a car you want to sell n room you wish to rent live stock you have for sale or fur niture you no longer need Phone the AD TAKER at 3800 NOW Still on Door to tils Room MIAMI Fla Feb 23 Karl A Meyer said at noon today that Mayor Cermak hod improved to such an extent he considered he had an SO per cent chance to re cover He has made remarkable strides forward this morning and putting t in percentages I would say he has an 8020 chance to recover George Getz Chicago Edward Kelly of the Chicago south park im provement board and Alderman James Bowler of Chicago visited the mayor In his sick room today Still No Visitors However a sign no visitors still was on the door to his room Mr Cermaka temperature at noon was 99 degrees Alderman James Bowler who has kept close to the door of the may ors room since the assassin Gui seppe Zangara felled Cermak with a bullet intended for Presidentelect Roosevelt told newspapermen the mayor seemed brighter this morn ing Gee Cermaks nurse quoted him as saying I feel better when he awoke from a restful sleep In Mayors Room The physicians who elected to stay near the mayor following a pessimistic bulletin last midnight were Dr Frank Jirka and J W Snyder Dr Jirka a soninlaw of the mayor slept in the mayors room to be close in case of emer gency The mayor was said to have passed a quiet and comfortable night after the colitis attack waned BINGHAM LIKELY LONDON ENVOY Kentucky Publisher Report ed to Be Roosevelt Choice as Ambassador WASHINGTON Feb 23 Official circles here heard today that Robert W Bingharo the Louis ville Ky publisher definitely had been chosen by PresidentElect Roosevelt to be ambassador to Lon don After conferences with Mr Roosevelt in New York Judge Bingham was in Washington today and it was understood he talked over with Cordell Hull the secre tary of state designate the war debt and other problems which will come to the early attention of the embassy in London The ambassadorship to London is ranked at the head of the list of diplomatic appointments Judge Bingham a native of North Carolina Is publisher of the Louisville CourierJournal He is a lawyer and former may or of Louisville He is 61 years old TEAR GAS ROUTS SALE OBJECTORS Crowd Expelled From Lower Floor of Salt Lake City County Building SALT LAKE CITY Feb 23 A crowd that stormed the city and county building here today in an ef ort to prevent a sheriffs tax sals vas expelled from the lower floor within a few minutes after tear gas ionics had been thrown by deputy iheriffs In the clash preceding release of he tear gas one policeman was re lorted to have been beaten and sev ral members of the crowd severely ut Several shots were fired ORDER CHINA TO LEAVE PROVINCE OR BE EVICTED Vlanchukuo General at Head of Advance in Border State CHANGCHUNG Manchuria Feb 3 General Chang HaiPeng ommandinfr the army of Manchu uo began an advance against Chi ese forces occupying the province f Jehol at midnight Wednesday The word came after reports rom Mukden indicated that Japan ight postpone her drive into Jehol rovince until the end of the month One consideration was said to be evelopments in the league of na icns which hag under consideras ion recommendations which have een made condemning Japanese olicy in Manchuria Another was eavy snowfall in south Manchuria nd Jehol which was Impeding op rations Furthermore a peaceful ettlement of the problem was re orted to be the hope of some Jap inese leaders from developments in eiping Bombed by Planes Reports that Chaoyang Jchols econd largest city and other towns n eastern Jehol were bombed by Japanese planes were issued Thurs day at Chinese military headquar in Feiping Japanese reports said one of two advancing armies in Jehol was at Peipiao 20 miles northeast of Chaoyang awaiting expiration oC an ultimatum at midnight tonight before starting the long heralded big show Chinese sources said Peipiao was attacked but it waa captured The V rlouse Banking Group Fails to Agree Upon Couzens Resolution WASHINGTON Feb 23 The house banking committee failed o reach an agreement at a two hour morning session on the Couz na resolution to give the comp roller of the currency emergency powers over national banks but will meet later today to continue work on the senateapproved plan Behind closed doors the commit tee heard the legislation strongly irged by Senators Couzens and Vanderherg Michigan republicans F G Await acting comptroller of the currency also endorsed the measure which would give his powers equivalent to those exer cised by state authorities in states where national banks are located Asks Proper Method of Acting on Repeal WASHINGTON Feb 23 resolution requesting the attorney general for an opinion as to the proper method to be followed bj he slates in setting up conventions for action on the prohibition repeal submission proposal was today by Senator Kean R N J Know No Reason for Fell Suicide in Java SURAKARTA Java Feb 23 T John R Fell wife of the Philadelphia sportsman who died o a knife wound in a local hotel las night told police today that his las words were Its my fault I did It He had no business or domeetl worries Mrs Fell told the police and she knew of nothing whic might explain a suicide hey city with bombing planes Ultimatum Delivered The Japanese spokesman at Shanghai said the Chinese nation Thf was Thursday that unless its troops are withdrawn from Jehol thev will br Chinese not reported receipt of such a communication the Jap anese spokesman said It was dcllv Japanese ambassadors n the v France o Grmany were instructed o inform those governments that n Hi S f dfUl Of intareita n the PeipinsrTientsin treaty area Wrhn0t inrade those cfties Chinese reprisals force such TO EXPEL CHINESE By MORRIS J HARRIS SHANGHAI Feb 23 Kapan fficmlly informed the Chinese government today thfit unless Chinese troops are with drawn from Jehol province Japa icse and Manchukuan forces will xpel them forcibly S Uyemura acting Japanese onsulgencral at Nanking verbally formed Lo WenKan the Chinese oreign minister of the demand A Japanese spokesman here tated that Uyemura was acting upon Instructions from Tokio Warning to Nanking Uyemura Informed the foreign minister that Japanese and Man churlan troops have no Intention of roceeding south of the great wall of China Jehols southern bound ary unless developments within control of the Chinese necessitated such action The spokesman stated the com munication is a warning to the Nanking government which carries Turn In Pnje 2 Colnmn 5 Wea IOWA WEATHER Generally fnr Thursday night and Friday continued mld LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Blaxlmum Wednesday 49 Above Minimum In Night 29 Above At 8 A M Thursday SG Above Rainfall 04 of an Inch With robins and tulips both re ported as showing signs of life in the past 21 hours the extent of the groundhogs bad advice to North Iowa has been demonstrated In both maximum and minimum the weather figures for Wednesday an the hichest recorded for this month ;