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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 23, 1933, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 23 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 94 Trade Peace Slump Cured Hull Interviewed on Problem of World Editors Note This Is the first of a series of two inter views with one tho advisers closest to PresidentElect e n a t o r Cordell Hull ot Tennessee These in terviews were given exclusive ly to Central Press and the GlobeGazette By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON Jan 23 CPA to put it briefly is Sen ator Cordell Hulls prescription as the only sure depression cure Today says the Tennessee senator t h e world is in a state of bitter economic war Senator Hull was one of the little group of democratic s t a te smen re cently sum moned into con ference with PresidentElect Roosevelt rela tive to the new Yorkers White H o u se policies N o n p a rtisanly r e c o g nized as among the ablest students of gov Corflell Hull ernment in the nation he has specialized on fiscal questions for years As kindly a lawmaker as is to be found on Capitol hill Senator Hull by no means is deaf to appeals for human relief Nevertheless he sees such measures for what they really palliatives Symp toms he admits sometimes imper atively demand first aid but he Imows the body politic too well not to show a little impatience occa sionally with those who evidently consider superficial treatment aa MUXllfWrl ROBBED OF Two Bandits Work Without Attracting Attention of Customers SIOUX CITYiJan 23 armed bandits who worked so smoothly that only the man by the cash register knew he was being held up in a cafe full of people robbed Alex Kazos one of the pro prietors of the Presto cafe of 5500 last night Entering the restaurant about 11 p m the men engaged Kazos in conversation and one of them stepped partway behind a counter to show him a gun as he handed over the money About 100 persons were in the cafe They walked out the front door and disappeared UTILITY HEADS STUDY PROBLEMS Lame Duck Measure Becomes 20th Amendment MISSOURI TAKES HONOR OF BEING 36TH TO RATIFY House Meets Early to Gain Advantage Over Massachusetts JEFFERSON CITY Jan 23 lame duck amendment to the United States constitution received the required ratification of 36 states this morning when the Missouri house of representatives approved the measure and it became the twentieth amendment to the constitution The house meeting four hours ahead of schedule completed rat ification by giving unanimous ap proval to the resolution To bring the distinction of being the thirtysixth state to ratify the amendment to Missouri Speaker Meredith and other house leaders spent a busy two hours summoning members of the house The house had adjourned Friday until 3 p m today but the records were changed to show adjourned under the rules which is 10 a m Telegraph to Stlmson Formal notice of the house ac tion in modifying the amendment was telegraphed to Secretary of State Stimson by Speaker Meredith The amendment was submitted to the states by congress last March and within two days Virginia be came the first state to approve It Immediately upon ratification Sioux City Pool Hall Owner Badly Hurt by Knife Wounds in Row SIOUX CITY Jan 23 Yassen 35 year old pool hall pro prietor was in a critical condition in a local hospital today from knife wounds In the side and head as a result of a fight in his establish ment yesterday Ned Tigo 24 C H Rice alias Wright 61 and Paul Moran alias Monach 2D were held by police as witnesses and for ques tioning the jcqnatitiijtlon became atijeridiclEO that the congress elected fn Novem ber will convene Jan 3 of each year and the president arid vice president will take their oaths on Jan 20 Meet in December Under the present arrangement defeated officeholders meet in De cember and legislate for three montha until March 4 thereby gaining the name of lame ducks Likewise the president continues in the white house until March 1 when his successor is sworn in The 35 states which havs ratified the amendment are Virginia New York Mississippi Arkansas Ken tucky South Carolina New Jersey Michigan Maine Rhode Island Il linois Louisiana West Virginia Pennsylvania Indiana Texas Ala bama North Carolina California Oklahoma North Dakota Montana Oregon Kansas Arizona Minneso ta Nebraska Wyoming Iowa Del aware Washington Tennessee South Dakota Idaho and New Mex ico Georgia 37th State ATLANTA Jan 23 today became the 37th state to ratify the lame duck amendment to the federal constitution The senate and house in rapid succession adopted the resolution of ratification AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I know why Bill stands so straight Hes got his long side hair combed over his bald spot an ever time he stoops over it looks like the top of his head was comin loose 2 BANKS TAKEN OVER BY STATE Banking Superintendent o Iowa Acts Under Law Just Passed DBS MOINES Jan 23 state banking department announc ed today that it had taken over the operation of two state banks under the new law authorizing the bank ing superintendent to operate them without placing them in receiver ship The institutions were the Mount Ayr State bank of Mount Ayr anc the Benton Savings bank of Benton both in Ringgold county The new law was passed last Fri day in a series of rapid actions by the senate house and Gov Clyde L Herring It became effective upon publication Under its provisions the hanking superintendent can take over any institution requesting his aid with the consent of the executive counci or the governor He may operate bank under its old officers may ap point new ones if he sees fit and has full control to handle the assets of the bank in the manner he deems in the best interests of the deposi tors DAY OF VICTORY GEORGE W NORRIS TriumphWonby People Claims Senator Norris Twentieth Amendment Sees End of Nebraskans 10 Year Battle rJan a slight 7jT year old man of smil ingcountenance George w Norris independent republican s e n a t o from Nebraska for the constitu tion at last has been amended a his urging to do away with lam duck sessions of congress The twentieth amendment to th constitution ending forever th sway of defeated members over na tional legislation is his work pro duct of a courage and patience tha kept on for 10 years until the figh to modernize congress was won Victory of People But Norris sees the victory ac tually won by the people He re garded the fight throughout as their fight a campaign to put into effect with no loss of time the will which the people express at an election The victory he says is one over the original political ma chines of special privilege One result of the amendment he said today is an end to the dis graceful spectacle of the senate of the United States winding up in a ridiculous helplessness to function He believes filibusters will bp done away with for they thrive on lack of time In the past two weeks the tremendous filibustering opera tion of Senators Long of Louisiana and Thomas of Oklahoma has squeezed the senate into helpless ness just because this short session of congress must adjourn in six weeks Under the new amendment there willbe no short sessions and no set adjournment dates Ends Old System Under a democratic form of gov ernment said Norris the wishes of the people should he crystallized into law as soon as possible after their wishes become known Under the old system not only are these representatives just elected by the people proihbited from entering up on their duties butthey must also stand idly by while the old con gress many of whose members have been repudiated at the polls proceeds to legislate for the peo ple It will no longer he possible he said for a repudiated congress to put on the statute books laws that were actually condemned in the preced ing elections BEER AND WINE BILL APPROVED BY SENATE BODY 3ouse Gets Bill to Ask Governors to Stop Foreclosures WASHINGTON Jan 23 iollierBlaine 305 per cent beer and wine bill was formally reported o the senate today by Its judiciary committoo and sent immediately o the finance committee for study of its taxation provisions As soon as the report was filed Senator Borah R duced an amendment to levy an ex cess profits tax ranging from 10 to 10 per cent on brewers of beer The amendment was sent to the finance committee along with the bill Borah proposed to exempt the first dollar of profit on each bar rel of beer from the excess profits tax but to levy 10 per cent on profits over that up to 5150 20 per cent from 150 to 52 and 30 per cent on profits of more than 2 a barrel Get Prompt Attention Chairman Smoot said the beer 11 would be given prompt atten tion by the finance committee I will call the committee to ether as soon as I can get to it Smoot said It will be within the next few days The bill to legalize wine won the 8 to 6 approval of ttae committee Will Rogers OAKLAND Cal Jan Fastest air trip I ever made in a commercial plane Los Angeles to Sacramento 411 miles in two hours flat Thats twofive an hour on the Varney line Lock heed plane Pilot Taft Flying part of the Sierras all snow cap ped at that speed was more of a kick than the Andes at about 90 miles Another big bank failure Sup pose the fire department was run like a bank A fire examiner finds a small fire Goes back from time to time to see it get ting bigger Then just as there is nothing left but the chimney tie notifies the department We better see what we can save for those people Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1033 McNaught Syndicate IOWA HOUSE NOT ABLE TO SPEED ECONOMY BILLS Prepare to Reopen War in Far East Reinforce Armies for Campaign as Soon as Weather Permits By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The opposing armies in Jehol and northern China engaging in only sporadic hostilities are bringing uj Taxpayers Plan Meeting NEW HAMPTON Jan taxpayers of New Hampton and taxpayers of the Independent school district will hold a meeting Jan 27 at the Chickasaw county court house Plans to Get Ford on Stand in Action Against His Company DETROIT Jan 23 neth M Stevens attorney for the Sweeten Automobile company of Philadelphia in Its suit against the Ford Motor company today said he would not take more testimony in the case until Henry Ford who has been subpoenaed appears to give testimony Stevens said he would ask for a bench warrant for Fords appearance if necessary The committee adopted an amend ment to prohibit sale of the 305 per cent beverages to children on motion of Senator Borah R Calls on Governors With the house moving toward early consideration of bankruptcy legislation a Resolution was intro duced today calling upon governors to delay farm mortgage foreclos ures until congress can act on rem edial measures The measure was put up by Rep resentative Kleberg D It asked governors to issue proclam ations asking district judges to withhold action in farm mortgage cases until congress acts Speaker Garner said today the La GuardiaMcKeown bankruptcy bill would probably be taken up by the house for consideration at an early date A report on the bill was being drafted by Chairman Sum ners of the judiciary committee which approved the legislation last week The measure is designed to furnish relief both to hard pressed farmers and businessmen Word From Herring Kleberg in a statement said I have been in communication with Gov Miriam A Ferguson of Texas Gov A G Schmedeman of Wisconsin and Gov Clyde L Her ring of Iowa Governor Ferguson has assured me of her cooperation and said the mortgage foreclosure problem was receiving her atten tion The resolution should produce discussion which will help the sit uation the Texas governor stated Governor Schmedeman has wired me that he believes a resolu tion of this kind by congress would stimulate other governors and leg islators to act as he has already Says Emergency Exists Governor Herring states that his proclamation declares that an emergency exists citizens generally in danger of losing farms homes and means of livelihood and asks stay in foreclosures to give legislatures and federal congress an opportunity to enact remedial legislation He goes further and says that the acceptance this proclamation has received by all classes of citizens of Iowa warrants me in agreeing with you as to the wisdom of the step which you pro pose that congress should take al ways of course realizing that this is an emergency measure to be suspended at the earliest practica ble time Public hearings beginning Wed nesday on the domestic allotment farm relief bill were decided upon by the senate agriculture commit tee Farm Bill Hearings Chairman McNary R Ore said it was hoped to conclude the hearings In six or seven days Open sessions are planned for 10 to 12 a m each day Representatives of producers processors and manufacturers have asked to testify McNary planned Turn to race 2 Colomn Passes Four and Sends Several Others Back to Committees DES MOINES Jan 23 house made a valiant effort to forge ihead today on the tax reduction ommittee bills but after passing our measures withheld further con Ideration when several were sent ack to committees Meanwhile the senate transacted online business The house had 15 of the tax re uction hills on its calendar but ostponed further action until to morrow on motion of Rcpreseuta ive Malone of Cass chairman of he tax reduction committee who aid that it appeared as if the peo ple werent ready for tax reduction Started by Gallagher He made this remark after sev eral of the bills had been sent bacic The march of bills to be rere erred was started by Represcntol Ive Gallagher of Iowa who protest ed the measure which would repeal he state geological survey He said such a measure would make Iowa a laughing stock and declared it was most important that the people know what was beneath the earth as well as on the surface Iowa is still rich in persons who believe In the Drake estate in Lon reinforcementsapparently In pre when the weather improves Chinas strength is estimated at between 130000 and 250000 men with more on the way Important councils of war are underway at Nanking where the national gov ernment appears to be trying to take advantage of the present crisis and unite all factional Inter ests Japan meanwhile showed no in clination to modify her Manchurian policy despite bitter criticism of the army program in the parliament At Geneva the league of nations conciliation committee which has concluded that conciliation is im possible for the present went to work on a report of its deliberations during the past several weeks and a series of recommendations for submission to the league assembly said andi atill will con i pre tlnue to believe there la no use fo ement I ROOSEVELT NOT OPPOSED TO AID Reported Sympathetic to U S Jobless Relief by Two Sponsors WARM SPRINGS Ga Jan 23 of republican inde pendents and democratic liberals for direct federal appropriations for unemployment relief are re garded sympathetically dentElect Roosevelt by Presi In the first of his meetings here to arrange his cabinet and fix na tional policies Mr Roosevelt con ferred last night for three hours with Senators LaFoIlette of Wis consin and Cutting of New Mexico republican independents who sup ported him in the campaign As the chairman and a member respectively of the manufacturers committee which has been holding hearings on a bill for unemployment appropriations they took up this subject nnd reported Mr Roosevelt attentive and sym pathetic Bach declared himself very gratified with the meeting Smugglers Over Hour Out Cannot Be Seized WASHINGTON Jan 23 supreme court ruled today that British or Canadian rum running vessels can not legally be boarded searched and seized by coast guardsmen when more than one hours sailing distance from shore Galsworthy Nobel Prize Winner Is 111 LONDON Jan 23 Galsworthy Nobel prize winner is seriously ill at his home in Hamp stcad of anemia which followed a heavy cold FUNERAL TUESDAY CEDAR RAPIDS Jan 23 services will he nt 2 p ni Tuesday for John A Kccd attorney and vice president of the Iowa Electric and Power company who died Saturday of a heart attack The services will be conducted by John M Grimm former justice of the supreme court assisted by the IWv W Grccr McCrory pastor of tho First United Presby terian church Farmers Resume Attempt to Stop Tuberculin Tests DEATH OF REED MLEANREDUCES SCHOOL NUMBER ianlon Praises Work of Two Prominent Iowa Utility Chiefs PICTURES ON PAGE 10 Its attendance cut down mater ally by the death of two prominent utility heads In the state the sales nd distribution school of the Iowa ublic Utilities association opened at the Hotel Hanford here Monday Interest on the opening day cen ored on the address of L E Fisch er executive vice president of the Morthern Natural Gas company vhich built and operates the gas ine from Texas to Mason City and other Iowa communities and in vhich the United Light and Power company owns a substantial inter est Haulon Presides F J Hanlon president and gen eral manager of the Peoples Gas and Electric company presided at the opening session In his opening talk he paid a tribute to the excel lent services given the utility field by the men whose deaths were deeply felt by those in attendance at the convention The two who died were George McLean of Dubuque vice president of the association who was buried Saturday and John A Reed of Ce dar Rapids a member of the execu lve committee of the association who died Saturday and will be bur ied Tuesday In Business 50 Years 50 years Unfair to Members Representative McFarlane of Black Hawk declared that It is unfair especially to the new members lo cram bills down their throats with out due consideration On his mo tion the bill was sent to the depart ment on governmental affairs Representatives Stlger of Tama Johnson of Linn Stanzel of Sac and Dole of Jefferson joined in the pro test against passage of the measure at tills time On motion of Representative Mc Greery of Linn the bill which would repeal an outside audit of state institutions and provide for a concurrent audit by the resident controller under the board of audit was rereferred to the tax reduc tion committee for a hearing Mc Crcery said that he favored the out side audit otherwise the state would get a political audit Hill to Have Hearing The bill which would eliminate taxation on Iowa public bonds was reaffirmed to the judiciary com mittee for a hearing An amend ment to the bill Is on file to include public utilities stocks The house by a vote of 105 to 0 passed a proposed constitutional amendment abolishing the state census and by a vote of 105 to 2 a bill which would make the amend ment effective after approval by the people Substituting the senate bill for the house measure the lower branch by a vote of 104 to 0 passed the act making secondary road lev ies optional Instead of mandatory The hill now goes to Gov Clyde Herring for signing Must Get Consent The measure providing that state officials must obtain consent of the state executive council before mak ing Interstate convention and con ference trips was passed by the house by a vote of 106 to 0 A hill sponsored by Representa tive Snyder of Hamilton Durant of Hancock and Dean of Ccrro Gordo would give county hoards of super visors In counties of more than 20 000 the right to tako over the boarding lodging and care of pris oners in the county jail by written resolution At present the county sheriff in counties below 80000 is permitted 60 cents a day for board of prison ers and IS cenLs for each bath Rep resentative Snyder said Casey Introduces Bill Representative Casey of Mitchell introduced a bill combining the du ties of referee of probate court with those of the district court The closed season on bass crap pies blue gills and sunfish would be changed under a bill by Representa tive Dreessen of Crawford In the north zone the closed season would be from Dec 1 to May 1 instead of lune 1 and in the south zone from Nov 16 to April 30 instead of to May 31 The house adjourned until 10 a m tomorrow Senator Frank Byers attempt to have the senate consider the house Turn to J Column 7 lelf IfteeWi FarmlVeaf Le Mars to Prevent Cattle Test LEMARS Jan 23 farmers gathered early today eigh miles wqst of Merrill and went to the Fred Trometer farm to proven a tuberculin cattle test by Dr J M Lichty in a renewal of their pro tests against the state testing law The protesters took Dr Lichty to a telephone in an attempt to have him talk to Dr E L Howard in charge of Plymouth county testing Falling to locate Doctor Howard the farmers said they would send n telegram to Gov Clyde L Herring to ask for destruction of tubercular arcnssis on the farm to prevent he sale of the meat in competition with the sale of meat from healthy cattle Begin Movement The farmers active recently in a novement to prevent the foreclos ure of farm mortgages said their action today was the first of a gen eral movement to prevent tubercu in testing in this vicinity The farm leaders said their movements however would he of a political nature similar to the cam mign conducted by the antisaloon eague Would Mnko Test Optional DBS MOINES Jan 23 resentative J E Craven of Jasper county chairman of the anima husbandry committee in the house said today his committee would take up the Foster bill to make tu berculin testing of cattle optional tomorrow The chairman who said he had itid numerous requests from farm ers throughout the state to press action on the bill predicted that the bill would be given to a sub committee for consideration BRITISH CABINET TAKES NO ACTION Discusses Disarmament but Delays Decision on Debt Parley LONDON Jan 23 cab net discussed disarmament for an lour today but adjourned without laklng up the proposed debts nego tiations with Washington If complete details are available on Wednesday the debts issue will be considered then Meantime It was explained the government wishes to inform itself on certain important details re garding the American proposal 150 Men To Be Employed KEOKUK Jan 23 Opening of the new factory of the Merrimac Shoe company about Feb 1 will furnish employment to about men according to officials of the company Iowa and had seldom missed a meeting of the associationduring that time He was president and owner of the Key City Gas com pany of Dubuque Mr Reed was executive vice president of the Central States Elec tric company of Cedar Rapids He had spent most or his life in the pub lic utility business and had built up his companies from small begin nings until now they are among the most important In the state He was 1 brother of former Senator James Reed of Missouri Both of these men Mr Hanlon said were on the job and devoting their efforts until the last minute o the service which was their life Not Hnrc The death of Mr Reed prevented lutherland Dowa vice president of he Electric Light and Power com any of Cedar Rapids from appear ng on the program Monday morn ng He was scheduled to speak on Selling Ourselves Out of the De re ssion Mondays sessions were Joint atherings of the operators and ommerclal sections of the utility icld Tuesday the two sections will old separate gatherings One of the highlights of the con ention is a banquet at the Hotel Canford Monday evening at clock where special entertainment Turn In 3 Column 1 towan Fatally Injured When Car Hits Cycle NEVADA Jan 23 yler 24 was fatally injured today vhen the motorcycle on which he vas riding was struck by an auto Iriven by Howard Safly 17 year old high school student IOWA WEATHER Fnlr Monday nettled warmer tlon Tuesday un In east por LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 35 Minimum in Night 25 At 8 A HI Monday 37 Precipitation Trace Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 47 Minimum In Night 33 Precipitation 36 of an Inch Two days more like October than the ordinary January were dealt out to North Iowa for its weekend The rather brisk precipitation Sat urday night was accompanied by an especially dense fog which made motorine a hazardous undertaking ;