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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 12, 1933, Mason City, Iowa I I 3 MfM 2 4ft PElT OF IOWA MOINES North Iowas Edited for the Home xxxix THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 121933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 214 Congress on Ragged Edge Session End Needed to Give Members Some Rest W1U1AM H WOODIN By HERBERT PLUMMER WASHINGTON Jan 12 CPA While it is perhaps true that ad journment of congress is desirable in order that the great gov ernmental agencies set up to aid national recovery might get down to function ing without pos s i b 1 e interfer ence from capi tol hill theres another import ant reason And it is pure ly a human one No one who has watched things in Washington for the past few weeks can fail to see that the nerves of almost everybody have become frayed Not since the days of the World war have congress and the administration followed a more gruelling grind than they have since President Roosevelts in auguration Its beginning to tell too Almost daily there is some occurrence in dicative of the state of things Applause Is Dying For one thing there are signs that the socalled honeymoon per iod of the administration is over There has been lost to the president some of the continuous and enthus iastic applause that so character ized his first few weeks in office Republicans have steeled them selves to put up a fight against some of his proposals They were singularly quiet at first The state of the country appeared to call for a political truce There are other evidences of the development of a more critical atti tude toward persons and acts con nected with the administration Thus a man described as being the closest of all to the president is haled before a congressional com the e s iiupplled the jv V Would Oust Woodin A republican senator openly de mands the resignation of Secre tary Woodin of the treasury depart ment and declares that if he doesnt resign it is the duty of the senate to jmpeach him Democratic leaders reply and the senate is thrown into a stormy debeate that injects bitter personal attacks A major senate committee that of banking and currency is criti cized by a republican senator who dislikes the secrecy with which it is conducting the Morgan investiga tion Rest Stay Help And so on There are unmistak able signs of irritation on all sides They are bound to increase so long as the present pace is continued When congress gets out of Wash ington a gradual break up of the political community inevitably fol lows Senators and representatives return to their homes This summer the president will take a vacation Much of the time there will be left in the capital only the purely ad ministrative agencies of the govern ment at work Once away from the grind on capitol hill tempers usualy cool off tolerance returns And by the time another session rolls around hard feelings are usually forgotten and a better spirit allround prevails Iowas Farm Bureau Band Arrives at Fair CHICAGO June 12 800 piece band of southern Iowa Farm Bureau members arrived to play at the worlds fair Charles E Hearst president of the Iowa Farm Bureau federation and Edwin C Manning mayor of Ottumwa accompanied the band AUNT MET By Robert Quillen These girls like Mabel that claim the right to act like men dont seem to know no men except ornery ones DEBTS TOPIC RAISED AT LONDON Attempt to Block Reorganization Order COMPROMISE ON BANK BILL GIVEN CHANCE TO PASS Senate Rejects Move to Take Up Municipal Bankruptcy Act WASHINGTON June 12 Resolutions seeking to block sec tions of President Roosevelts re organization order were introduced in the senate today by McNary of Oregon the republican leader and Borah RIdaK as congress fought toward adjournment Both McNary and Borah sought the rejection of that section of the presidents order reducing agricul tural extension funds by 25 per cent Borahs resolution asked that this part of the order be held in abey ance until 60 3aya after the next session of congress convened Bank Act Compromise A compromise on the banking re form dispute appeared probable to day as congressional conferees made an eleventh hour attempt for agree ment following a conference with President Roosevelt Chairman Steagall of the house banking committee and Representa tive Goldsborough con ferred with the president and re turned to the capitol for a special meeting of the conference com mittee predicting some banking legislation at this session vcThey withheld details of their hopeid for The senate rejected without a rec ord vote a move to take up the municipal bankruptcy bill without waiting for a report from the com mittee in charge The action vir tually killed the legislation for this session Postpone Wino Bill The house ways and means com mittee voted 11 to 9 today to post pone until the next session of con gress consideration of the Lea bill legalizing naturally fermented wines When congress the eighteenth amendment hasnt been might have to hold some additional hearings Chairman Doughton said We didnt hear anybody this time but those favoring the bill The majority leaders their plans revitalized at a late night confer ence with the president carried the battle against the obstructions which at the last hour had killed the ambitious plan of winding up the extra session with a bang last Saturday midnight Big Job Ahead Tonight was the new goal looked upon with optimism Tomorrow night was the latest hour the demo cratic pilots would allow in their public predictions of the close But their job was a big one for the revolt against quitting had shaped itself in several different directions against legislation which ranked with the most controversial of the session and the weekend respite Turn tn Page 2 Column 2 YOUTH ADMITS KILLING MOTHER Balfe MacDonald Confesses Beating Her to Death With BookEnds FLINT Mich June 12 Prosecuting Attorney Andrew J Transue announced at9 a m today that Balfe MacDonald 17 admitted killing his mother Mrs Grace B MacDonald last May 27 by beating her to death with a pair of heavy bookends The admission Transue said was made after the youth just returned here from Nashville Tenn where he was arrested last week had been questioned for two hours in the Oak street police station The prosecution quoted MacDon ald as saying hestayed in the house for 20 minutes after he struck his mother getting what money he could find and then left The pros ecutor did not say whether young MacDonald told him he knew his mother was dead at the time he left the house Chief of Detectives Edward F Tewhey said the slaying of Mrs MacDonald followed a quarrel with the youth about 3 oclock the morn ing of May 27 over her threat to send him to a reformatory and financial matters WRECKAGE OF PLANE IN WHICH 9 DIED TwoMenHoldUp Bussey Bank and Iowa Bandit Pair Dressed in Workshirts and Overalls BUSSEY June 12 Dressed in overalls and workshirts two men robbed the Bussey State bank here today and escaped with 8000 in cash The men entered the bank at a m and forced Cashier J P Doughman to ppen the safe A Mr Hefflesinger a Mrs Bel lamy and a Mr Meyers were in the bank as well as a bookkeeper Lola Sandiland They were threatened with guns while the robbers scooped up available cash The men described s stocky and dark with a companion who waited in a car fled north from Bussey They abandoned their car 1 miles northwest of hero and last were seen going west towards highway 56 where another car presumably awaited them Wife of Convict at Fort Madison Tries to Jump Off Bridge DUBUQUE June 12 Ethel Hutchcraft Lyons wife of Dorranoe Lyons who is serving a life sentence at Fort Madison for his part In the murder of Jailer Leo Hcmmer in 1925 attempted to com mit suicide here last night by jump ing off the high bridge leading to East Dubuque She was rescued by a passing motorist I didnt want to live any more because my friends have deserted me she said Daniel P Roddy 47 Dies at Cedar Rapids CEDAR RAPIDS June 12 Daniel P Roddy 47 city electrical inspector since 1920 and a World war veteran died suddenly at his home today of a heart attack Shot in Argument Over Bar of Candy JACKSONVILLE June 12 Cecil Garrett 21 Delta was In a serious condition after being shot by Charles Monon filling station attendant in an argument over the purchase of a nickel candy bar Dies of Injuries in Automobile Mishap SIOUX CITY June 12 Jesse Watihob who suffered a fractured skull when the auto mobile in which he was riding skid ded and overturned died In a hos pital Will Rogers there is for the country this morning There is no earthquake anywhere no new war no flood no pestilence to new inflation no new budget thats not balanced no new Mor gan preferred not any of those terrible things you might think it worse its worse than all of those com bined Aw gee I just hate to tell you I know it will break your heart but I am going to tell if it kills us all Congress didnt adjourn Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1B33 MeNnuftlt syndicate Mattern Rests in Preparation PLAN FUNERALS OF LAKE VICTIMS Stanley Kolda Mason City and Verle Thaves Burt Are Drowned CLEAR LAKE June n6ral services for two victims who were drowned in Clear Lake Sat urday were being planned today Stanley W IColda 23 son of Mr and Mrs Wesley Kolda 115 Four teenth street northwest Mason City lost his life while diving from a boat in deep water near Oakwood park shortly after 2 oclock His companion Ronald Madsen an em ploye of Deckers packing plant also of Mason City was rescued Verle Thaves 16 son of Mr and Mrs Edward Thavea Burt was drowned at the Wellmon beacli later in the afternoon In Shallow Water Paul Engstler of Garner discov ered the boys body when he kicked against it in shallow water about 15 feet north of the first dock at Welimons beach W E Daly of Garner and Frank Frisbee of Gar ner were with Engstler The boys body was lying on the bottom of the lake The boy was carried to shore and resuscitation equipment called Im mediately Lester Holding of Greensboro N Car who is visiting in Masor City took charge of re suscitation aided by Jess Carroll and Charles Carroll of Mason City Coroner J E McDonald was also present Unable to Call It is believed that the boy was seized with a cramp and was un able to call for help Thaves was a student of Burt high school Thaves was in Clear Lake with his father Kdward Thaves who was attending n Bankers Life In surance convention at the Clear Lake Country club and had not been missed by his companion with whom he was in swimming al lo Page 1 Column 1 Loses His Way on Flight to Coast 3 Days Behind Post Gatty MOSCOW June 12 Mattern caught up on badly needed sleep today at Khabarovsk Siberia while his plane was being prepared for the transPacific hop of his flight around the world So tired was the American when he landed at that east Siberian town at a m Sunday p m Saturday B S after los ing his way from Beloye that he immediately went to sleep and gave officials no chance to ask about his plans No reports had been received here up to noon today as to the time for his takeoff for Nome Alaska but it was learned that heavy weather lay ahead of him on his way to Kamchatka peninsula northeast of Khabarovsk North Winds Blow Across the intervening sea of Ok hotsk as far as the town of Petro pavlovsk on the southern tip of the peninsula northern winds blew last night and early today These would give the Tcan head winds It rained hard in the area both last night and today On arrival at Khabarovsk he was three days behind the pace set by Wiley Post and Harold Gatty in 1931 and he had given up chal lenging their mark of eight days 15 hours nnd 01 minutes They however had remained in Khabar ovsk more than a day so Mattern can establish a solo record compar ing favorably with their time Toses His Way He lost his way soon after leav ing Rikhlovo mistaking the Zea river for the Amur He remained at Sofisk long enough to get his bearings but the delay cost him many hours Supplementary reports received by Tass Russian news agency today somewhat cleared up the mystery surrounding the failure of any points along the prescribed route to sight Mattern between Rikhlovo nnd Sofisk The American abandoned his in tended course at Irutsk veering northeastward there instead of fol lowing the tracks of the transSi berian railway apparently in a des perate effort to make up time Un reported for Hours He had been unreported for hours He revealed when ha landed at So fisk that he had intended to pass by Khabarovsk altogether but found inadequate refueling facilities at Sofisk and had to turn back to Khabarovsk for this purpose He landed at Sofisk at 4 p m Saturday Moscow time 8 a m E S apparently remaining there just long enough to obtain the required Information On his first attempt to take off from the small field at Sofisk he failed the Tass report said but he Sot off neatly on the second trial STABILIZING OF CURRENCIES SET AS INITIAL TASK Wide Range Necessary for Conciliation of All Views By MELV1N WHITELEYTHEIl LONDON June 12 zation of the major currencies with in a wide range was forecast this afternoon as the first definite ac complishment of the world economic onference This was the expectation of high financial authorities close to the British delegation These experts said that as a result of negotia tions today at the British treasury among American British and French representatives it was agreed that stabilization could he arranged for the duration of the conference A wide range would be necessary t was said in order to conciliate opposing views The three power banking session it the treasury preceded the open ing of the world economic confer ence and was held with the utmost secrecy The French are most eager to get the dollar and the British pound stabilized and it was understood they were willing to assist the ef forts of London and Washington by placing at the disposal of the federal whatever sum m franca might be needed in ord cl to keep the Parlg market with in a determined range Fatally Injured in Collision of Autos NEWTON June 12 VVooten of DCS Moincs suffered In juries when the car in which he wns riding collided with another He died in a hospital FARM AID BILL NOT OPERATING Advance in Prices Delays Use of New Powers of Administration WASHINGTON June 12 The upward sweep of farm prices is shelving for the time being many of the extraordinarily new powers for relief extended to government farm officials by congress This rise credited in part by gov ernment statisticians to inflation ary influences has greatly increas ed potential farm purchasing pow er long dammed by low prices and surplus production Every import ant farm product has shown an In crease one of them wool advanc ing 75 per cent to its approximate prewar level More Than Ever Congress enacted more far reach ing agricultural legislation during the three month session than Its predecessors have put on the stat ute books in any decade The farm adjustment act the mortgage refinancing law and an act completing consolidation of fed eral agricultural credit agencies were the most important The adjustment act has as its goal returning purchasing power of farmers to its prewar status So far the advance in prices has affect ed materials the farmer sells with out measurably increasing the cost of goods he most commonly buys Acreage Cut Ncerted Secretary Wallace believes acre age reduction is necessary in the case of wheat cotton and corn and that hog and livestock production should be cut But he is convinced that under taking any program of production curtailment while prices are on the rise Is difficult because the farmer will be less willing to retire acre age The rise also has stemmed the ex pected rush of farm debtors and creditors to avail themselves of the mortgage refinancing act Creditors apparently hold new hope of improvement in land values with the result that they are now holding off instead of rushing to compose mortgages at lower fig ures U S Pushes 4 Point Plan to Aid Trade Hull States Program for Attack Against High Tariffs LONDON June 12 ex position of the American viewpoint shortly before the world economic conference opened today gave four specific ways for attacking high tariffs and expressed faith that iome progress will be made of a reasonably satisfactory nature Secretary of State Cordell Hull lead of the American delegation old a score of newspaper corre ipondcnts from various nations hat believed this generation is lust a little more capable of frappling with these difficulties than any that have gone before The specific tariff proposals Mr ilull said the conference might consider are Consider 4 Points First general revision simul aneously through various govern ments and parliaments Second a small horizontal re duction as a preliminary step Third regional agreements be ween neighbor nations such as lhat in effect between Holland Belgium and Luxembourg Fourth purely bilateral tariff bargaining All these methods he said might well contemplate the most favored nation doctrine and as few condi tions as necessary Agree on Methods Of paramount importance at the outset Mr Hull maintained is for the nations to agree on as many different methods of attacking the barriers as possible He personally favors any or all which will be most acceptable and effective he 3aid Mr Hull looking1 serene In a morning coat vaiwIngedXcollar ranc a black tie received the newspa permen in his hotel room a few hours before the history making world economic conference was called to consider economic prob lems of the world The secretary said any agree ment on tariffs must be carried out gradually and carefully but the mere fact that enlightened nations liad agreed would have a tremend ously valuable psychological ef fect immediately Kilter Opening Session I think the American delega tion will be thoroughly ready to enter the opening session of the conference and go forward in Its share of the work with such hope as ordinarily and reasonably char acterizes a movement of such mag nitude and character Hull said In conclusion Mr Hull asserted that we are Rll in the same boat we are all goingup together or nil going down A few hours before the confer ence it apcarcd that seven mem bers of the American delegations technical staff would not be able to find places in the conference hall because of its limited capacity Senator Key Pittman was indis posed this morning nnd his attend ance at the first meeting was con MDONALDAVERS SOMETHING HAS TOBEDONESOON Prime Minister and King Speak at Opening of World Parley By DeWITT MocKENZIE CONFERENCE HALL LONDON June 12 A Without warning to he American delegation the con roversial war debt issue was in ected today into the world eco nomic conference which w a s opened with emphatic appeals for mrmony by King George V and Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald It was the prime minister him self who raised the question of the var debts He told the delegates rom 66 nations assembled in what le described as perhaps the great st international conference ever held that something must be done about the debts without delay Air MacDonald called for settle ment of this vexed question once for all in the light of present world conditions Not In Good Taste Some feeling was evident among he United States delegates that this bringing in of the debts apc cifically excluded from the confer ence by the Washington govern ment was not In good taste and might stiffen sentiment in the Uni ted States against revision The prime minister made a strong call for coordinated international action to put an end to the depres sion which has cost 30000 000 workers their jobs and has cut the value of InterpaUonal trade in two cTear sidered unlikely Prudent Reduction Secretary of State Orestes Fer rara of Cuba told an Associated Press representative today that he would propose to the conference a prudent reduction in tariffs de signed to cut off the peaks among the worlds trade barriers S e n o r Ferrara emphasized Cubas interest in tariff reduction since that nation pays tariffs ag gregating400000000 in a normal year principally on sugar and to bacco Meanwhile as the day advanced conference headquarters became hive of activity Delegates had not arrived hut corridors were fillec with attaches and others Cool Breezes Play Over Most of Iowa After Week of Hea DES June 13 Cool braezes played over most o Iowa today after a week of intensi heat Iowa City reported 49 the lowest temperature over the state early this morning In the eastern par of the state however citizens con tlnued to swelter Burlington re ported a top of 101 Atlantic with 13 Clarinda with 10 and Council Bluffs reported 02 inch precipitation yesterday There was considerable wind In southwest ern Iowa and showers fell at scat tered points conference ffie agency tbi aider and settle the debts Offer Token Payment Meanwhile Great Britain is mak ing a new move tonight reported in government circles to involve a pro posal of a email token payment to the United States toward the Thursday installment to bring the war debts discussion to a crisis An installment totaling 000 falls due Thursday King George himself in acknow ledgement of the Importance of the occasion formally opened the first plenary session in the great new geological museum In Kensington despite the fact that he was suffer ing from severe rheumatism which recently has compelled him to avoid public appearances Prnyer for Success The kingemperors address was in effect a prayer for the success of the conference which has been call ed to bring aid to sffcrlng human ity Ramsay MacDonald Great Bri tains picturesque prime minister who Is president of the conference followed with an Impassioned pten for cooperation and action and dealt somewhat with the machinery of the conference It was an impressive moment when the dignified figure of the British monarch appeared on the rostrum and he paused for a mo ment to survey this unique gather ing of statesmen and experts rep resenting every race color and creed under the sun For Suko of World The king appealed to all to co operate for the nake of the whole world and for the material prog ress of civilization His majesty had arrived amidst cheers from the vast crowd as sembled in tribute to their ruler He entered the assembly hall in the midst of absolute silence which was Turn lo Pnicn 2 Column 4 IOWA WEATHER Generally fnlr Monday night nnd Tesduy Bomnivhat cooler southeast portion Monday night warmer extreme went portion Tuesday Child Drinks Kerosene IOWA CITY June Mast 13 months old daughter of Mr and Mrs Sam Mast of near Sharon died late Saturday night as the result of drinking kerosene LOCAL STATISTICS Weather figures for 24 hour per iod ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 85 MinimumIn Night SI At 8 A M Monday B2 Figures for like period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday m Minimum In Night 7t A shifting of the wind from south to north Sunday brought a precip itous drop of the temperature from the warmest weather of the year recorded Saturday afternoon Satur day night also proved to be the warmest the year thus V ;