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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 20, 1933, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAI MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 20 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 142 Roosevelt Misjudged Bold Decisions Made by President Amaze Washington By CHAUIES P STEWART ASHINGTON March 20 CPAJ Character an alysts win few prizes for their pre inauguration estimates of the p e r s o nality of Franklin D Roosevelt T h ese gentry visited the New Yorker he was quite accessible in a stream of steadily increas ing volume from the time he be gan to develop prominence as a presidential pros pect They stud ied niin and broadcast their conclu sions There can be no question as to the heavy preponderance of their judgment that while evidently aa individual of fairly liberal sympa thies and excellent intentions he manifestly was temperamentally timid and irresolute weak and vac illating Well we have seen what we have seen since he has been the the white house Capitol Is Breathless Not only have his instant readi ness of decision and chilled steel simply flabbergasted Wash ington statesmanship Capitol Hiil is literally breathless from the speed with which he recognizes each ad vantage he gains and the rapidity of his followup system to consolidate it and gain another one ThK sucession of his demands is so swift and staccato that his legis lative lieutenants figuratively are kept falling over one another in their hurry to execute orders Simultaneously such opposition as may raise its head is kept similarly rattled to the extent of inability to put up the resistance it might otherwise conceivably offer jwjts nntfibly demonatrat e il in connection riremptory presidential caJI for beerlegistation Tum lo 7 Oclumn S TROOPS ENTER CHINA PROPER Japanese Infantry Reported Holding Town 90 Miles From Peiping TOKIO Marcli 20 Japan ese infantry brigade was reported today to have occupied Sahochlao a town in North China proper about 90 miles northeast of Peip ing This is nine miles into the undis puted Chinese territory south of the great wall which the Japan ese command said would not be in vaded unless Chinese operations forced such action It is on a high way leading to Peiping A Rengo Japanese news agen cy dispatch from Hsifengkow most important great wall pass in the central section of the southern Je hol border said Maj Gen Heijiro Hattoris fourteenth infantry bri gade took the town to end repeat ed counterattacks on Hsifenkow About 1000 Chinese were report ed killed in severe fighting in that area which has persisted for sever al days Japanese claimed their machine guns mowed down hundreds of the Chinese Other Japanese dispatches said there was a general Chinese re treat from positions all along the south side of the great wall AUNT MET By Robert Quillen 3to f aint had a bad shock in ten years except that time one o my neighbors return ed some borrowed music FOUR BURN TO DEATH AT ALCONA Storm Blocks Roads and Cripples Wire Service PLOWSBATTLING DRIFTS TO KEEP HIGHWAYS OPEN Sleet Preceding Snow Breaks Telephone Circuits Highway traffic was paralyzed wire communication crippled and hundreds of automobiles stalled on highways in the worst snowstorm in two years which swept over North Iowa and southern Minneso ta Saturday night and Sunday bringing a fall of snow ranging from 12 to 24 inches and putting scores of snowplows into serious action for the first time in two win ters The path of the storm covered all of North Iowa as far south as Iowa Falls and east to Marquelte begin ning with a damaging fall of sleet Saturday night that brought tele graph and telephone wires down and interferred with communica tion Snow Still Drifting Snow was still drifting over the highways Monday but constant use of snowplows was keeping them open according to communications received at the office of Raymond Zack district engineer of the high way commission here Saowplowa were at work out of Mason City throughout Sunday and resumed their operations at 4 morning opening the four main highways in all di rections and meeting plows from adjoining counties Two feet of snow was reported by the highway commission repre sentative at Cresco A large rotary plow was at work on No 9 east of Osage Chickasaw and Howard roads were reported open for traf fic No 9 was said to be open for traffic generally across this section of the state Highways in Worth county were being traveled except for the highway going east from Northwood Roads Being Opened Roads were similarly being opened in other sections of this dis trict both No J5 the muin north and south road and No 18 the cast and west highway were being trav eled although motorists were meet ing difficulties at times from newly drifted snow Travelers from the south Sunday reported heavy anow from Iowa Falls north only an inch of snow falling in the central part of the state Double clearing of the snow to the Cerro Gordo county line kept the drifts from interfering with automobile operation Difficulty was encountered in this county however where only a narrow track had been opened and the Snow was drifted in Went Ditch Automobiles went into the ditch in all sections of North Iowa Sat urday night when sleet made pave ments slippery Other cars were reported stalled between Rudd and Floyd Garner reported calls that came from stranded motorists on all high ways leading to Garner were to no avail because garage men there were unable to get their wreckers into the main street Cars Left on Roads Cars were left along highways aiO travelers were forced to walk through drifts three and four feet deep and seek lodging in farm homes One of the four county plows sta tioned at Crystal Lake started from there headed to Britt A large plow is stored at Corwith and a smaller tractor plow at Kanawha All the plows have been in storage since the November election when one of the plows was taken out to clear the roads from Britt to the Kosuth county line Robert Kirschbaum who operate one of the state highway plows startel west from Garner on high way No 18 about noon Sunday Opened on No 18 Reports said roads had been op ened irom Mason City on No 18 to the Hancock county line but were drifting as fast as they could be op ened It is thought the large rotary plow of district No 2 owned by five counties would be pressed into serv ice for the first time this winter No 15 south from Garner to Klemiic was almost impassable ai it was on north to Forest City East and west roads are reported to oe ASSASvSIN DEFIANT TO DEATH Turn 7 Column 4 GIUSEPPE ZANGARA Zangara Shouts Hatred of Capitalists in Chair Wants Picture MDONALD ASKS FRENCH BACKING Says Adios to All the World RA1FORD Fla March 20 Giuseppe Zangara the little Italiian immigrant who hated all govern ment was electrocuted at a m eastern standard time today for murdering Mayor Anton J Cer mak of Chicago in an attempt to assassinate President Roosevelt He went to the chair with the same defiant calm he had maintain ed since the night he fired wildly into a crowd assembled in Miami Feb 15 to extend a greeting to the then presidentelect It was a m when he enter ed the death chamber barefooted and dressed in striped trousers and shirt open at the neck Two guards accompanied him but as he approached the chair Zangara said dont hold me I no afraid of chair Takes His Scat The guards released him and Zangara took his seat as though he were sitting down for lunch first striding over to Superintendent L F Chapman and handing him a sheaf of papers on which he had in scribed here is that book I have been writing I not afraid that chair see he repeated as he surveyed the 30 witnesses and attendants in the room And then as the straps were adjusted about his hands and legs no camera man here No one here to take picture Superintendent Chapman replied no just before the attendants placed the metal cap on Zangaras head Lousy capitalists Zangara shouted bitterly Then he repeated pictures capitalists All capitalists lousy Adios to World Attendants started to complete preparations for the electrocution and Zangara said evenly LJooclfcye Adios to all the world Goodbye With his feet not quite touching uie floor and nia head completely cov ered he then leaned back in the chair and relaxed to await the shcks ne of the guards A no fixed the ekclrode stepped back ana sii in a voice All rigrt Joe With that sign i Sheriff Den Hardie of ie county Miami walked be hind the chair and threw the switch trru sent 2300 vciti through an garas body at The little assas sins body stiffened at the first and his head gave a jerk up ward Clench uiiair His hands clenched the chair The current was turned off after three minutes and Zangaras body relaxed slumping forward Guards hastily released the straps about hii arms and physicians stcjjjjfil forvard to Turn to Pain 7 Column Tt Says Mussolini Peace Plan Not Limited to Powers of Europe ROME March 20 new Mussolini peace plan will not be limited to Great Britain France Germany and Italy but will em brace the whole continent and even the United States to a certain ex tent Premier Ramsay MacDonald said in an interview today The British statesman made the statement before leaving for Par is to urge Premier Edouard Dala tlier of France to approve the pro ject He bid farewell to Signor Mus solini and French Ambassador De Jouvenel Sir John Simon British foreign secretary remains in Rome for further sightseeing Mr MacDonald refused to divulge any details but said our whole idea is to open up the possibility of com plete agreement not between two three four five or six powers but all nations concerned Collaboration Proposed An official Italian announcement yesterday said collaboration of the four powers was proposed in Pre mier Benito Mussolinis plan but no details were made public We are not proceeding with an idea of two or three agreeing and imposing this agreement on others Mr MacDonald said Asked regarding the part of the United States re replied We are not overlooking the United States by any means We need her too The American government will be kept fully informed concerning the negotiations European Situation Uangermifi He repeated a statement made Saturday that the situation in Eu rope is dangerus but added that along with the dangers there also exist great opportunities to do something effective to remove them Mr MacDonald called the work ing out of the Mussolini plan an evolutionary progress He said it Turn lo Ioge 7 Column Los Angeles Feels Mild Earth Tremor LOS ANGELES Cal March 20 mild earth tremor was felt in Los Angeles at a m today The convulsion appeared to be of greater intensity than the shock of yesterday afternoon No damage was reported from either quake GET SMALL LOOT IN CEDAR RAPIDS HOLDUP OF BANK Pair Believed To Have Taken Few Hundred Dollars CrJDAR RAPIDS March 20 iT men held up the United State bank here at noon today and escaped with an undetermined amount However it was believed the ban dits obtained only a few hundred dollars The bank in the south cnl of the city is operating under the state bank stabilization act Emrloyes were forced to He on the floor while the robbers helped I themselves to cash One of the men carrying a sawed off slotgun under his overcoat wajkctl to a window and ordered Frank Kanak cashier and Miss Bessie Zurka a clerk to lie on the floor The other man then vaulted the counter and scooped up what money was in sight believed to amount to only a few hundred dol lars The car which bore license num ber 5T10871 was a green Chevrolet coupe which had been stolen pre viously from the garage of George Rejsa who was found bound and gagged by police The robbers are believed to have driven toward Davenport and police in that city have been notified to be on the lookout for them LIGHTNING STRIKES CHICKENHOUSE AND STARTS IT ON FIRE CLEAR LAKE March Flames originated by lightning Sat urday evening at 6 oclock destroyed a chickenhouse and 200 thorough bred chckens owned by R C Meyer on East Center street Mr Meier heard thunder and thinking lightning had struck near by left his houfe and looked at nearby buildings but could see no evidences of damage About 15 min utes later when he looked out the window the chickenhouse was on fire The damage to the chickenhouse was estimated at 5800 and was cov ered by insurance There was no in surance on the chickens Mr Meier secretary of the Clear Lake Poulry association owned many birds which had captured many prizes at local shows SENATE PASSES BANK MEASURE Bill Would Permit Waiver of Withdrawals Upon Public Funds DES MOINES March 20 Waiver of withdrawal on public funds in banks operating under SF 111 is legalized in an emergency banking bill which was among six measures today by the state senate The senate approved the house measure which allows public offi cials to enter into such waiver attached amend ments which require house concur rence As approved the bill also would apply to national and private banks Approve 7 In the opening session of the tenth week of the general assembly the house approved seven measures and defeated one while the senate was placing its approval on the six measures brought up by a sifting committee The upper house in addition to the banking bill also passed a uni form text book bill introduced by Senator Miller of Jones The senate gave its approval to a bill by Senator Harrington to provide for combining of the city and school elections in the city of Sioux City Only one opposing vote was cast against the bill Petitioners Among uic measures approved ny the upper house also were a bill by Representative Hanson of Lyon reducing the number of petitioners required for special election on su pervisors and two bills by Senator Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal March the beer is three and a fraction per cent alcoholic and you want to get 100 per cent drunk while all youre going to have to do is drink 33 13 glasses 50 per cent drunk 16 glasses We will be the only country in the world where you can just regulate your intoxication by arithmetic you say to some friends Lets go out and have a 10 per cent good time So you get out your pencil and find thats only three glasses so you all decided to raise it to a 20 per cent party A wife will bawl out John you have had 12 per cent ton much now From the looks of it the treas ury is going to get a bigger kick out of it than the drinkers Yours WILL ROGERS ConyiiKlU 1933 McNausht Syndicate Conferees Agree on 32 Per Cent Alcohol Content Congress Committee Votes to Retain Senate Wine Provision BULLETIN WASHINGTON Starch TfiR sflnateOifaafternoonac copied the conference report on the beer bill WASHINGTON March 20 Final enactment of the beer bill came very near today as congres sional conferees agreed to legalize a 32 per cent brew Tlie conferees also agreed to re tain the senate amendment per mitting wine and fniit juices of the same alcoholic content and rejected the Borah amendment to prohibit sale of the beverages to children under 16 years of age Mutter lor States Opponents of the Borah amend ment have insisted the matter of such regulation should properly b left to the states The conference agreement was reached in less than two hours af ter representatives of various wine interests had been consulted about the possibility of making wine ot that alcoholic content Chairman Harrison of he senate conferees said the report would be submitted to the senate this after noon Delay Final Action Harrison said however that house leaders probably would not attempt to complete final action on the bill until tomorrow because of a rule that conference reports must lie over a day Meanwhile the house adjourned shortly after 2 oclock preventing any chance of final action before to morrow In adopting the 32 percentage the conferees threw out the senate amendment limiting the alcoholic content to 305 which was found by a Uritish commission to be nonin toxicating Tnss Bank Amendment The house today passed and sent to the senate a bill which would let state banks and trust companies borrow from federal reserve banks The measure was designed to amend the emergency banking act which became law March 9 Many members of congress including Senator Long rD had op posed the emergency act on the ground that it would give no help to state banlcs Enckson Sworn in as Montana Senator in Spite of Protest WASHINGTON March 20 Ignoring a protest that his appoint ment involved a political trade the senate today administered the oath to former Governor John E Erick son to succeed the late Senator Thomas W Walsh of Montana A letter and a telegram from George M Bourquin of Hel ena challenged Ericksons right tn the Fat Bourquin charged that Erickson then governor resigned after agree ing with the then Lieutenant Gov ernor Cooney that he would he namel senator and Cooney secome governor Vice President Garner had Bour quin letter and telegram road lo the renate after Erickson was sworn Roosevelts Name Put on Economy Act Expected to Call for Direct Relief Loans to States WASHINGTON March 20 resident Roosevelt this afternoon signed into law the economy bill empowering him to clash veterans compensations and government sal iries With this weapon he intends to op off about 5500000000 from fed eral expenses He had his aides already busy reparing the new schedule of sal aries and veterans allowances and expected to put these into effect before the next pay day comes ilong on April 1 Vet Benefit Savings A minimum saving of 000 through reduced veterans com ensations and 5100000000 in low ered salaries is contemplated in the administration moves to get the budget balanced within a year An other hundred million or more in savings is expected from reorgani zation and abolition ot government agencies This is the second of the emerg ency measures to be signed by the president A third beer expected quickly at the white house President Roosevelt interrupted FORMER COUNTY OFFICIAL AMONG BLAZE VICTIMS No Inquest to Be Held Help Is Delayed by Blocked Roads ALGONA March 30 No Inquest will be held in the death of four per sons vho were burned early this morning at the home of Mark Sat chel former Kossuth county treas urer about two miles north of here This announcement was made after officers investigated the ruins or the home where the four were trapped The victims were Mark Surcliet Mrs Mark Sarcliet Jerry Morrison grandson of Hie Siirchels Thuinns Miller a hired mini It was believed that the fire or iginated In the kitchen The blarc was already beyond control when the first neighbor arrived Snow blocked hindered the arrival of help and the bodies were not removed to ilocal funeral home until after th had been opened up by county snow jlows Just Moved lo Farm The Sarchet family had just moved to the fifrm March 1 After he held the position of treasurer Mr Sarchet had been farming first owning a farm of his own and later renting The bodies were not found until his luncheon being served on his of fice desk to sign the economy ure Uses Old Pen p mv he pickedup an old pen lying on the desk to affix his signature and directed that the pen be given to Lewis Douglas di rector of the budget who will share the brunt ofadministering the new act Henry Morgenthau Jr chairman of the farm board was having uncheon with the president President Roosevelt is expected by his close advisors to send a mes iage to congress within the next ew days recommending an emerg ency unemployment relief fund of 5500000000 for direct grants lo the states Irusnun The president also probably will nclude in his immediate emergency Hogram a 540000000 appropria ion out of unexpended funds in the treasury to begin his gigantic re orestation program These proposals which the presi dent regards of immediate urgency vill be submitted to congress in a special message probably as soon as he house passes farm relief legis ation expected by Wednesday A more permanent and far readi ng program of relief for the job ess will be submitted later prob ably based upon legislation intro luced today by Senator Wagner Turn to PnRr 7 Ciiliirnii BLOCK ATTEMPT AGAINST HITLER Watchfulness of Police and German Citizenry Puts Trio to Flight MUNICH Germany March 20 federal commissioner for he Munich police chief informed he press today an attempt on the ifc of Chancellor Adolf Hitler ilnnned by one German and two Russian communists was prevent ed by the watchfulness of the popu ncc and The chancellor who came 10 his ormer nazi headquarters here for i short visit returned today to Ber Early this morning three men ere observed arriving at the Wag ner monument near Hitlers home lere where they deposited three hand grenades and some ammuni ion While a passerby notified the po ice they escaped in an automo The police commissioner staled that if a single shot was fired igainst members of the new gov ernment even if it missed its mark here would be unparalleled chaos iml the greatest program which no authority in the world could pre vent Chancellor Hitler left for Berlin it 7 a m by airplane arriving there nt a m late this morning A body believed to be that of Miller was found in the basement It was thought that the body had fallen from the second floor where Miller slept Went x A no ther body 6eTJevea1tSi TJS iha t of Mrs Sarchet was found on the first floor near the chimney Thn body of an adult and that of a boy believed to have been JVfr Sarchet and the Morrison boy were found in a room in the southeast corner or the house This room had only one door and no windows and it was believed they ran into it nnd mtl been unable to find their WHT out Rudolph Wil who lives in louse about 200 feet from the Sar chet home was awakened by his vife He run to the Sarchet home Ihich was a roaring mass of lames and rapped on the wall He said he thought he could hear some one moving about inside but tin ictims were soon overcome Neighbors Were Called Mrs Will said she was awalccn d when she smelled smoke She bought the furnace was smoking uid on getting up discovered that the Sarchet home was on fire Mr Will immediately called neighbors from the surrounding ter ritory although all except the Wills Pnmghar Bank Given Permission To Reopen CHICAGO March 20 federal reserve bank of Chicago to day granted permission to the First National bank of Primghar Town to reopen without restriction IOWA WEATHER Cloudy snow In extreme enM portion Monday nighl Tiinsdnv probably fair nitli slowly ris ing temperature In Iho nfler nonn LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2l hour period ending at R oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 47 Minimum in Night In At 8 A M Monday II Smnvfull 2 Inrhcn Precipitation 4 Weather figures for 24 hour per iod ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday in Minimum In Xlghl ft At 8 A M Sunday 28 Snowfall 13 Irccipiliitiiin 115 Inches ;