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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 7, 1933, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home ME j 4 ART OF IOWA MOINES xxxix FIVE CENTS A COPY Jl SSOC1ATED PHESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 7 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 210 Judges Like Senate Jobs Wagner Example tof Enthusiasm Over Politics By HERBERT HLUMMEB WASHINGTON June 7 cision of Senator Bratton of New Mexico redhaired and scholarly to leave the senate for a seat on the federal bench rather reverses the usual thing in this respect Judges in the past have shown i a keen liking for getting into the senate And Brattons deci sion to leave when his present term is not up until 1937 is ra the list of a few of those now in the senate who left high places on the bench for the senate Wagner of New York is an out standing example He was a justice Jn the appellate division of the su preme court of his state when op portunity to run for the senate pre sented itself He took it and has been enthusiastic in his new job ever since There have been reports that an effort was made to per suade him not to run for reelection last November and that he turned the suggestion down cold Others Have Done It Theres Logan of Kentucky who was chief justice of the highest court in his state when elected to the senate Logan has Intimated that he is not particularly happy In the senate but he is sticking on just the same George of Georgia was sitting on the Georgia supreme bench when he resigned to run for a seat In the senate King of Utah and Hastings of Del aware were both state supreme court justices before they became senators la going ito the bench however Bratton to an old love He resigned ago aa Jus Supreme Court Rumors Incidentally President Roosevelts selection of Bratton for a high place on the federal bench again has re vived speculation as to probable fu ture changes in the United States supreme court during his adminis tration Senator Joe Robinson of Arkan sas is frequently mentioned in such conversations Four of the supreme court Jus tices are eligible for retirement now They are Brandeis 77 Mc Reynolds 71 Sutherland 71 and Van Devanter 74 The president might have oppor tunity to exert a wide influence on the court through his power of ap pointment before his administration comes to a close GANDHI HEALTH HAS SETBACK Loses Over Two Pounds Jn Two Days Visitors Restricted POONA India June 7 sudden setback in the condition of Mahatma Gandhi who recently con cluded a three weeks fast In protest against the treatment accorded In dias untouchables was announ ced this afternoon by an examining physician The Mahatma has lost 2X pounds in two days and although there are no definite complications the doctor ordered that the restrictions regarding visitors be tightened AUNT NET By Robert Quillen Jim might of known hed be henpecked Its human nature for a bride to handle her man the way she seen her mother doin it HUGE IOWA BOND ISSUE ORDERED No Word Received From MatterrTfor 15 Hours SIGHTED FLYING ACROSS SIBERIA BOUND TO CHITA Slightly Behind Time of Post and Gatty But Still Confident MOSCOW June 7 hours after he had passed Novosi birsk James Mattern American round the world flyer was unre ported today so far as Moscow knew but unless he had encounter ed difficulties with his plane he should have reached Chita Siberia the next stop on his schedule Delays in communication which increased the further eastward the flyer progressed left Moscow with out word of his whereabouts The Moscow weather bureau said the aviator should encounter good weather and wind conditions as far as Krasnoyarsk after which he would meet strong head winds and cloudy weather on hia way to Chita Flying High and Fast SIBIRiSK Siberia June 7 mie Mattern was sighted here at a m today Moscow p m EST He was flying high and last towards Chita Siberia his destination in the fifth lap of his round the world flight This town is about 400 miles due east of Omsk Siberia from where he hopped off at a m Moscow time p ra EST acoui liu miles an Chita is about 1300 miles east of Novo Sibirsk Confident of Success OMSK Siberia June 7 mie Mattern a little behind the globe encircling flight record he seeks to better zoomed across Si beria today confident of ultimate success Day was just breaking when the American pointed his plane for Chi ta 1700 miles east of Omsk just three days 12 hours and 50 min utes after leaving New York Before him on the fifth leg of his lone journey was favorable weather with very light headwinds a clear sky and good visibility Beat Em Vet Ill beat em yet he exclaimed referring to Wiley Post and Harold Gatty the trail blazers who passed over Omsk three days two hours and nine minutes their depart ure from New York in 1931 By this computation the Texan was 10 hours 41 minutes behind his predecessors mark but Post and Gatty lost 14 hours later at Blag ovestchenak when their plane be came mired Mattern landed here just 54 min utes ahead of the Post and Gatty time but in bringing his gaily col ored machine to earth a wing strut broke necessitating a delay for re pairs PHILANTHROPIST DIES CYRUS H K CUBTIS Cyrus Curtis 82 Noted Publisher 111 for Year Dies His Rise From Newsboy to Prominence Was Epic of American Business PHILADELPHIA June 7 JtC Kf newsboy to publisher was one ol the epics of American business diec today at his home in suburban Wyncote of a lingeringheart ail ment He would have been 83 on June 18 One of the worlds great mag azine and newspaper publishers Mr Curtis passed away at a m He had been ill since May last year when he Was stricken with a heart attack while on his yacht Lyndonia near New York and was hurried to this city aboard the vessel Wife Died Suddenly Five days later his wife died sud denly She had taken a room in the hospital to be near him and passed away in her sleep from a heart ail ment from which she had suffered for a number of years She was his second wife and a second cousin Mr Curtis was chairman of the board of the Curtis Publishing com pany which publishes the Saturday Evening Post Ladies Home Journal and the Country Gentleman Leaves One Daughter Also Mr Curtis was president of CurtisMartin newspapers Inc which publishes the Philadelphia Public Ledger and Evening Ledger and the New York Evening Post and owns the Philadelphia Inquirer compay which publishes the In Tiim fo pace 2 column I Forrest Conway Kensetts Piano Victor to Be Feted Bands of 3 Towns to Help Welcome Boy Musician KENSETT June commun itywide celebration honoring For rest Conway winner of a superior ranging as piano soloist in the na tional competition at Chicago has been announced for Thursday night beginning at 8 oclock The program of music and speaking will be from a platform on Main street Three under the direction of Thomas R Davies Northwoods under Lloyd Dillon and Kensetts under Ralph will play first individually and then in a massed organization Numbers by a mens quartet and a girls sex tet have been arranged and there will be a talk by the Rev Mr Cros ley of Northwood M E pastor Plans for th affair are being made by the P T A and the Com mercial club Following the formal program on Main street there will be an ice cream social on the James Boyette lawn The honored boy was a member of FORBEST CONWAY by Russell this years senior cass He is a stu dent of Miss Ruth Swingen of Ma son City and his highest distinction won at Chicago followed a victory in the piano section of the music competition at Iowa City a month ago Only two others received a su perior ranking at Chicago The event tomorrow night is ex pected to draw to Kensett one of the largest crowds ever known here Indiana 10th State to Line UpforRepeal Prohibitionists Hopes Dampened by 2 to 1 Ballot INDIANAPOLIS June 7 Indiana hope of prohibitionists to stop a steady march of states to ward repeal of the eighteenth amendment today had joined the wet parade In a special election Tuesday it became the tenth consecutive state to decide that prohibition has no part in the federal constitution and should be removed through ratifi cation of the twentyfirst amend ment The popular statewide vote on the question was two to one in favor of repeal The unofficial tabulation was 501239 to 277694 in 3374 of the states 3691 precincts 250 IVet Delegates Of the 329 delegates named in yesterdays election to the conven tion that will meet here June 26 formally to register the will of the people 250 wiil be pledged to vote for the new amendment The anti repealists will have 79 delegates Surprising strength came from a number of rural fore looked upon as strongholds of the dry boost the vote the repealists had been given in the large cities Every thickly populated county in the state pledged its large dele gation to vote for repeal Fiftyseven of the 92 counties in Indiana voted for repeal Each county was apportioned one dele gate for each 10000 population IOWA EXPECTED TO VOTE FOR DRY REPEAL JUNE 20 Victory of Wets May Not Be Landslide Says U P Poll By LOKEN DONELSON CopjrrlBM 1033 by Unlltfl Fresj DES MOINES June 7 Iowa probably will vote for repeal of the eighteenth amendment at the June 20 election skilled ob servers from all parts of Iowa prc licted In contributing today to a Forces opposed toanychange In the constitution wondelegates from 35 counties the largest delegation from any one of those will be four from Moneor county seat of Indi ana university and will include Dr William Lowe Bryan president of the state school Believing Indiana was the first state where they had a chance to defeat the proposal to remove pro hibition from the federal constitu tion workers opposed to the change made a vigorous campaign States other than Indiana that have voted to repeal the eighteenth amendment are Illinois Michigan Rhode Island Wisconsin Dela ware New Jersey New York Ne vada and Wyoming G 0 P TO FIGHT FOR SALES TAX Wagner Opens Senate De bate on Industrial Re covery Works Bill WASHINGTON June 7 The administrations industrial recovery works of the ma jor measures to come before the ex tra Us journey through the senate today with dem ocrats confident they could prevent drastic revisions to be proposed by republicans and some members of their own side Senator Wagner D N prin cipal author of the bill opened de bate after republican regulars in party conference had decided to press for a sales tax of per cent to finance the federal state and local construction pro gram The republicans also decided to propose elimination of the section authorizing the president to license industries to force their adherence to fair trade agreements adhered to by a majority in an industry Democratic leaders predicted this as well as the sales tax would fail Describing the bill as an em ployment proposal Wagner told an attentive senate that while there had been some slight improve ment In economic conditions in the last months if nothing is done to speed revival we shall not only lose such gains as has been made but shall replase Into a chaos the consequences of which are too alarming to contemplate Cowboys Ride Broncs to Pay for Parsonage MARIETTA Okla June 7 When funds for the new Baptist parsonage here ran low cowboy friends of Pastor W G Wlnans climbed Into the saddle The rodeo hey staged was such a success the 53000 parsonage is paid for poll of prohibition United Press sentiment But the victory may not be a landslide it appeared Due to con struction of the law calling the referendum a majority of the coun ies could vote dry and stilt there ould be 99 wet candidates in the repeal convention This fact led many drys who answered the United Press poll to predict a wet margin of from 2 to 1 to as much as 5 to 1 throughout the state Dry strength is greatest in rural com munities Vote on All 99 Under terms of the law every person who marks a ballot will vote on 99 candidates Thus if Du buque county conceded wet by a 121 margin polls 20000 repeal votes it will be casting 20000 wet votes for the repealist delegates from Montgomery Adams and Mills counties which of their own acconljJrdbably wouldbedry but between them may not roll up a 20000 dry majority The survey compiled from the unbiased observances of prominent newspaper editors men in public life and influential citizens showed several facts definitely 1 A prevailing lethargy prob ably will check the anticipated vote in nearly every county Edge Off Appetite 2 The return of beer has knocked the edge off the appetite for re peal 3 The success or failure of the dry cause may hinge on the activ ity of wet and dry campaigners during the next 10 days Wets by heir own confession are over con iident Drys have organized too closely on a county basis ovcr ooking that a statewide majority must be had to seat a candidate in the convention July 10 4 Neither side has conducted a sustained drive for votes 5 The electorate is considering the repeal question from the eco nomytaxation viewpoint rather than from the side of moral and so cial progress Forecast of Outcome Reports on practically every county showed the following fore cast of the outcome Southeast Lee DCS Moines Mus catine and Johnson counties 41 for repeal Henry Van Buren Jeffer son Louisa substantially dry Ce dar Iowa and Washington doubtful Light vote expected East Dubuque county 121 for re peal Clinton and Jackson a 6000 7000 repeal majority Scott heavily repeal but lethargic Linn narrowly repeal Cedar Rapids 31 wet ma jority counteracting rural dry strength Jones doubtful River Section Wet Northeast River counties wet with Delaware Buchanan and Black Hawk but not too strongly so to pile up a large repeal majority Mitchell Howard Floyd Chicka mw and Butler distinctly doubtful VAN SWERINGENS AT PROBE O P right and M J Vnn Sweringen brothers noted ruilroiid builders arc shown as they nppenrcit to testify at the senates Mor gan Investigation Associated Tress VanSweringensStarted on Million Dollar Shoestring We Were Poor 0 P Admits to Senate Investigators WASHINGTON June 7 A million dollar shoestring gave the brothers Van Sweringen their start on One path they tread today as iv That lone l6oO000 was all the cash O P and M J Van Swer ingen and thejr associates first put ip In 1916 the former revealed to day to senate Investigators of how J P Morgan helped them on their way to the many millions of invest ment represented in current Van Sweringen interests Skirted on Shoestring You may say that is starting on a shoestring the Cleveland opera tor remarked almost casually I agree that is so but we made what we have shoestring today out of that We were poor when we slartccl out in life Ive never been reluct ant to admit that Ask for Authority The terms of a resolution giving the senate committee investigating J P Morgan company full author ity to inquire into income tax re turns of the Morgan partners and stock transactions pertinent thereto were approved today by a subcom mittee and were to be offeree later in the day to the senate Immediate senate sanction for goinginto the tax questions will be asked Chairman Fletcher said the res olution would empower the com mittee to go into all transactions with reference to sale or other dis posal of securities in connection with income tax returns Turn to 3 column 2 Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal June Pecora is liable to have to do like Roosevelt go on the radio and tell his troubles That old radio is the greatest club ever invented for a quick appeal Its worth 50 vetoes Pecora can make those senators say uncle for him if he tells it to the people This is a great country you never know where our heroes will come from This Mattern was a trap drummer in a 1azz orchestra That I think is the greatest reformation in history Yours WILL Conyrlnhr 1533 McNailBht Syndicate COMPROMISE IN VETS AID NEAR Special Committee Attends 3 Hour Conference at White House WASHINGTON June 7 Hope for a compromise on the vet erans economy disput was express ed today by Chairman Grosser of the house democratic steering commit tee after a three hour conference at the white house We have made progress said Grosser I think we are getting somewhere We have canvassed all sides We are very hopeful a compromise but we have not reach ed one yet Grosser headed a special commit tee representing the veterans bloc which met in the cabinet room at the white house with Director Dou glas of the budget and Veterans Ad ministrator Hines 3 Waverly Youths to Join Civilian Corps WAVERLY June Roe Maurice Gage and Wilbur Woodruff wlll leave Thursday morning for Mason City to enroll In the civilian conservation corps completing Brcmer countys quota of twenty eight men SCORE HURT BY MINNESOTA GALE Widespread DamageJDone by Storms Described as Tornadoes ST PAUL June 7 spread damage and injuries to 20 or more persons resulted last night from what witnesses described as a series of tornadoes that struck scattered parts of southern and southwestern Minnesota Several victims of the tornado in the Worthington vicinity most seriously damaged placed at 000 the unofficial estimated dam age that demolished property and wrecked power lines necessitating an emergency operation in a dark ened hospital while physicians worked by the gleam of flashlights Operates on Woniuti Dr E A Kilbride operated on Mrs Adam Balk wife of n farmer near here who suffered a serious injury to a bone in her leg when a piece of board was imbedded dur ing demolition of some buildings on theBalk farm There were some 20 persons treat ed at hospitals in Worthington Six victims of the Tornado still were in hospitals there toCay At Buttcrfield n 75000 bushel elevator was draped across the main line of the Omaha railroad Blinded by dust stirred up by the terrific blow the engineer of a freight train was unable to stop in time and rammed into the wreck age The train was not derailed and no one was hurt Picks Up Box Curs Eight miles away at Mountain Lake the wind picked up two empty box cars from n siding and slammed them into the side of a caboose Two men on the train crew leaped to safety from the caboose Among towns suffering damage were Brewster Worthington St James Mountain Lake Buttcrfield Hastings Lake City Owatonna Heron Lake Lnkefield and Okabcna lowan Found Dead in Field Near Newton Overcome by Heat NEWTON June 7 Will Stoncr 35 was found dead in the cornfield on his farm three miles north of Prairie City last night Apparently he had been overcome by the intense heat His children had taken water to him at 5 p m and he was found dead in the field at 7 p m Stoncrs death is the third in Iowa attrib uted to the intense heat of the paat two days The widow seven children four brothers and two sisters survive COUNCIL MOVES TO FREE PUBLIC FUNDS IN BANKS Bond Issue to Replenish States Sinking Fund DBS MOINES June 7 state executive council today auth orized the issuance of in public fund bonds for the purpose of replenishing the state sinking fund thereby permitting the release of public funds in closed banks The council in adopting the reso iition also ordered a 1 mill general property tax levied In 1D33 and 1931 which will be used in addition to other funds accruing to the state sinking fund for the repayment of the bonds and for interest Gov Clyde L Herring and other state officials announced that a committment to purchase the bonds las been obtained from the Carle ton D Boh company of Des Moines The company in turn will offer the bonds for sale to the public Kclense 20 Millions Replenishing of the state sinking fund will bring about the release of about 520000000 in public funds tied up in closed banks the stato immediately paying the claims of the various governmental subdivi sions against the state sinking or BrookhartLovrien fund Unpaid claims against the sink ing fund total about 517000000 and there is in addition outstanding about in anticipatory warrants which will be taken up at this time The councils action waa taken in accordance with the provisions of senate Ilia 487 passed byxtneJast general esaemlily which authorizes Arraigned at Algona for Theft of Steer ALGONA June 7 Lloyd and Glen Burgess of Fairmont Minn were arraigned today on a charge of stealing a 700 pound steer from Lark Raynolds pasture near Swca City a private banking institutionand to levy a 1 mile tax to obtain re payment Completed by Ncgltiations for the transaction recently virtually were completed by State Treasurer Leo J Wegman who went to New York to confer with Lehman Brothers banking company through which the money will be handled by the Carlton D Boh company State officials were highly released with the result of the ne gotiations and the prospect that the sinking fund will be placed in a sol vent condition Governor Herring expressed the opinion the action is the most important taken in behalf of the state government this year The benefit from this will go tn every citizen the governor de clared pointing out that there are public funds tied up in probably every county of the state In School Funds About half of the 520000000 is In school funds the officials said afiout 5000 school districts being involved The ttate government it self has claims against the sinking fund for about 52000000 and the other claims are largely those of cities towns and counties The governor explained that while an additional tax has thus been authorized he considers It a tax reduction step rather than an increase Many political subdivi sions have been compelled and oth ers were contemplating additional taxes to make up the deficit in their funds he pointed out Had we not succeeded in effect ing this loan it would in the future have been necessary to levy a greater general tax probably of at least two mills to make up Uic deficit caused by the loss of these funds in closed banks Denominations The bonds to be issued by the state will be In denominations of each bearing Interest at the Turn to 1 column 2 She IOWA WEATHER 1 r o b a h 1 y thtimlershowors Wednesday night mid Thura tLiy not so warm Thursday nnd tn extreme west and north central portions Wednesday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday ng Minimum in Night fifi At 8 A M 78 Rainfall Trace The mercury Tuesday went to a new high and the brief shower Tues day night failed to break the back bone of the heat wave At 3 oclock Wednesday after noon the mercury had touched the 91 degree mark ;