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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 30, 1933, Mason City, Iowa v pen IL 1 f if North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 30 1933 HOME EDITION THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION OCT NO 151 Chain Banks Plan Feared Enemies of Scheme Afraid Woodin Favors It By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON March 30 of centralized chain banking are more than a lit tle suspicious that Secretary of the Treasury Woodin favors it They recognize that the plan has in fact its merits Those who ad vocate it argue that concentra tion of all the countrys banks into say half a dozen groups would give to each group suffi cent strength to withstand prac tically any imag inable shock manifestly to the able stabiliza tion of business On the other hand financial individualists contend that the country banker in close personal touch with his community and William H Wooilin customers hag been one of the most potent influ ences in the national upbuilding They reason that the exchange of this human flexibility for an un yielding card indexed system of branch banking would be a bad bar gain even for the sake of a some what greater measure of safety The antichain folk do indeed de sire safety They propose to obtain it by having the government guar antee bank deposits or by insuring them through a tax on all depos Bank Insurance Spokesmen for the chaiin plan in sist that government guarantees would put Uncle Sam into the banking business ruin his cred it also TKey say insurance has been tried on widescale andfiz zled The1 jaiLtiTCliala 5 Clement swer that state wide insurance until its enemies wrecked It They contend that huge Wall Street interests hope by means of banking chains to estab lish a colossal money monopoly Regardless of this decidedly ac rimonious argument the Roosevelt administration is supposed to think well of an insurance scheme of one sort 01another As a member of the Roosevelt cabinet Secretary Woodin thus pre Tnrn lo 9 Column 4 MASON CITY FLOOD STILL RISING Bomb Explodes in Basement Home li S MEN OF WAR ALARM CHILEANS Residents of Coast Town Report Seeing Ships Steam South SANTIAGO Chile March 30 UP of the town of Tongoi near Coquimbo have reported that two men of war which they be lieved to the the TJ S S Indian apolis and a United States destroy er were in the vicinity of that town until yesterday morning when they steamed south The public was somewhat alarm ed in view of the situation between Chile and the United States over the nitrate issue Dissolution of the Coach Nitrate company by government decree and subsequent government measures affecting American capital Invested in the nitrate industry have in volved the government of Chile and the government at Washington in negotiations which still continue HOUSE INDORSES CUTS MADE BY ITS COMMITTEE Three Items Increased in Considering Biennial Appropriations DES MOINES March 30 Members of the house today with but three exceptions continued the indorsement of appropriation cuts recommended by their appropria tions committee A plea by Representative Mc Creery of Linn for the department of vocational education added 980 to its total An added amount of 510000 was made to the Glen wood state hospital on an amend ment by Representative Hopp of Mills while Representative Stiger of Tama was successful in having 518261 edded to the appropriation for the Toledo juvenile home After making these increases the house voted down an amendment by Representative Wiese of Scott to increase by the appropri ation for the Davenport home for soldiers and sailors orphans Increase of With all sections of the appro priation bill considered except those for the state educational institu tions which were taken up this afternoon the increases above the committee recommendations totaled 195054 The greater part of this amount went to increases for the state fair and aid for county fairs which in themselves amounted to On an amendment by Representa tive Craven of Jasper the pay of the chief examiners in the insur ance department was reduced from 51750 to 1350 a day and of other examiners from to Per diem pay of county and municipal examiners was cut from S7 to 6 Saving of The house now has approved re ductions of somewhat more than below the appropriations made for the current biennium The house also has approved a limit of 5 cents a mile for use of automobiles 2500 to the auditors office for writing motor vehicle tax refund warrants to the in dustrial commission for payment of injury and death claims for em ployas of the state highway commis sion to the attorney gen erals office for payment of costs in primary road litigation 53696 for jalaries in administration of soldiers bonus and for the registration of soldiers and sailors graves For board of control institutions a cut of 51126849 a year below the lor the present biennium has been apprqvd Two years ago a considerably nount was allowed the various institutions for capital investment The bill this year limita to the amount to be so ex pended and this is alloted to Glen wood Cherokee Fort Madison Rockwell City Oakdale and Eldora institutions Bill Carries Rider This years appropriation meas ure carries a rider that before the appropriations become available each governmental agency must make a sworn statement to the state auditor that all unexpended appropriationshave been expended AUNT NET By Robert Quillen They say Ella sleeps in cur papers but I doubt it Them stories she tells would make anybodys hair curl British Hunt MADE Llimese Gang of Kidnapers 14 Pirates Raid Ship Till 9 Column 2 REJECT CHANGE IN REPEAL BILL Iowa Senate Action Likely to Send Measure to Conference DES MOINES March 30 The bill for a constitutional conven tion to consider national prohibition repeal appeared to be headed to ward a conference committee to day The senate this morning voted against concurring in a house amendment which does not affect general provisions of the bill there by necessitating the conference con The senate vote was 33 to 6 The six senators refusing to concur were Beardsley Chrystal Hopkins Husted Patterson and Ritchie The house was expected to refuse to recede from its position on the amendment thereby forcing ap pointment of conference committees to iron out the differences of the two bodies and Carry Away 4 of Officers By JAMES A MILLS N E W C H W A NG Manchuria March 30 gunboats were searching off the Manchurian coast today for a daring gang of Chinese buccaneers who kidnaped four British officers yesterday from the British merchant ship Nan chang Fourteen pirates attacked the British ship wounded two Chinese members of the crew and carried off the four officers in two junks The two Chinese vessels escaped in shallow water along the coast of the Gulf of Liotung as the Nanchang tried to pursue them Fire With Abandon The pirates boarded the Nanchang as it was waiting for the high tkte at the Newchwang bar They fired rifles and pistols with abandon as they cowed Chinese sailors and or dered them to lead the way to the officers cabin There they seized W E Har graves A D Blue F L Pears and Charles Johnson They tied them up and threw them over the sides into the waiting Junks then ransacked all the cabins Before Captain Robinson of the Nanchang was able to start in pur suit the junks were well away Second Recent Kidnaping This was the second kidnaping of British subjects here by Chinese bandits in recent which made fantasticdemands for ransom held Mrs Kenneth Pawley and Charles Cochran prisoners 44 days last fall The couple was finally reported released for 32500 some opium and clothing through the in tervention of the Japanese police force The British vice consul D H Clarke was coming here today from Mukden about 100 miles north to aid in attempts to rescue the British officers The vice con sul was in charge of the negotia tions which resulted in the re lease of Mrs Pawley and Cochran COCHWGETS 3 YEAR TERM Convicted of Manslaughter in Second Degree in Milk Strike Killing ELK POINT S Dak March 30 years in the state pen itentiary was the sentence imposed on Nile Cochran Mbville Iowa farmer who was found guilty in cir cuit court here this afternoon of manslaughter in the second degree in connection with the fatal shoot ing of R D Markell Elk Point milk trucker in a milk strike gun battle Feb 3 The jury reported its verdict at p m after 21 hours of delib eration When the defense attorneys waived delay in passing of sen tence Judge L L Fleeger sen tencer Cochran to serve the three year penitentiary term Cj uncil to Elect Mayor SPRINGFIELD III March 30 Illinois legislature today authorized the Chicago city council to name a mayor to fill the unex pired term of the late Mayor Anton J Cermak Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal March is supposed to be corn ing From what I can read from all the states nobody knows who is going to sell it where you are supposed to get it what it will cost or what it will taste like The whole thing come up so quick that the boys cant hardly arrange how the graft will be distributed all but New York Tammany hall of course got the privilege there I tell you what I will lay you a little bet on I bet they mess this thing up so that it will do away with the passing1 of the real prohibition amendment The whole country ij buying a blind horse Suppose this stuff dont taste like we think It will Yours WILL Copyright 1031 McNaught Syndicate AT DETROIT ON COUGHLINS LIFE Priest Had Been Giving Support to City Bank Reorganization DETROIT March 30 small black powder bomb lowered into the basement of the home of the Rev Charles E Coughlin in Royal Oak exploded directly under the priests bedroom at 3 a m to day but caused only a small amount of dam age The explos ion damaged five wi D d o w panes and steam pipes in the basement but no one was Injured A quantity of canned goods also was de stroyed Father Cough lin who has be Fathcr Coughlui come one of the central figures in a heated controv ersy over Detroits banking situa tion said he was awakened by noise and the sudden shaking of the His bedroom was on the first floor of the house in Fairlawn ave nue Asleep on the second floor Tullyhis assist ant ana Father William of the Dim Scotus college faculty No Trace of Container Detectives who reachedthe sceae before Father Coughlin had located the explosion found no trace of a bomb container but said the smell of black powder was so plain they had no hesitation in attributing the explosion to a black powder bomb The apparent attempt upon the life of the pastor of the Shrine of the Little Flower sent police of Royal Oak and Detroit on an im mediate search of the village and a heavy guard was thrown about the house Persons living in neigh boring houses were questioned but none had seen anyone near ths Coughlin home and so far as the police could determine none had heard a car leave the street at the time of the explosion Shows Little Evidence Outwardly the Coughlin home showed little evidence of the ex plosion Detectives reported finding a long white fabric cord hanging from the frame of a window in the southwest corner of the basement The bomb they said apparently had been tied to the end of the cord and lowered into the basement Father Coughlin who has been delivering weekly addresses on re ligious political and economic mat ters recently has engaged in a sharp controversy with opponents of the governments plan under which a new national bank was es tablished here while two old banks were placed in charge of conserva tors for liquidation He has warmly criticized Detroit bankers and op ponents of the new bank plan and has himself been criticized in turn CITY GETS REPETITION OF 1929 FLOOD ROSSOBRITISH BREAK WIDENS Call Ambassador to Moscow Home Reported Not to Return MOSCOW March 30 is understood on excellent authority that Sir Esmond Ovey British am bassador who had been summoned to London in connection with the MetrbpoIItanVickers case will not A return to Moscow This probably will add to the complications which resulted from the arrest of several British sub jects employed by Mctropolitan Vickers a British electrical com pany An official announcement late today said two of the Englishmen and four Russians arrested with them will be tried on charges of sabotage on April 9 or 10 under sections of the penal code which re late to espionage and conspiracy to reveal economic information to for eign states The maximum penalty for this offense is death JEWS IN APPEAL TO GOVERNMENT Turn to von Hindenburg and Hitler in Their Final Despairing Effort BERLIN March 30 turned today to the very man they hold most responsible for antiSem itic feeling in Germany Chancellor Hitler himself and to President von Hindenburg who created the pres ent government in a last despair ing attempt to prevent the nation wide boycott Saturday scheduled to start Premature outbreaks occurred in various cities resulting in wide spread damage to Jewish business establishments The national so cialist party which is sponsoring the organized ban on Jewish bus iness and professional activity or dered to begin at 10 a m Satur day disapproved of these acts of vandalism In some cities its storm troops were able to suppress the outbreaks Radicals Still Triumphant The radical clement of the nazi party was seen as still triumphant as the boycott proclamation was sent to all parts of the country last night The hopes of the Jews rest ed in the conservative branch in which Hitler and Dr Wilhelm Frick are now identified as opposed to the other nazi cabinet members Capt Herman Goering and Joseoh Goebbels The new appeal signed by mem bers of the general council of Jews and the board of Berlins Jewish community also was addressed to the nationalist party majority in the Hitler cabinet which has never been identified with antiSemitic activities as advocated by the nazis The action of the Jews in turn ing to the idolized President von Turn to Tnge 9 Column Critics Admit Farm Act to Sail Through Senate Committee to Vote Friday Upon Substitute WASHINGTON March 30 Privately critics of the administra tion farm relief bill in the senate agriculture committee conceded to day that they stood little chance to amend the bill and that it prob ably would be passed by the senate as it stands The admission was made before the committee voted on the substi tute offered by Chairman Smith D S under which the sweeping power the present bill would confer on the secretary of agriculture sharply would be curtailed That proposal remains to be voted on when the committee meets again tomorrow Today however the committee voted to include in the bill relief for growers of flax and psanuts It also cut out a section authorizing the secretary to con sider the effect of the bills pro posed processing tax on employ ment wage scales etc in fixing its amount Tomorrow committcemen said efforts are expected to broaden the bill to take in oats potatoes citrus and other fruits Rail Labor Opposed to Choosing of Dictator WASHINGTON March 30 Railroad labor today came out un qualifiedly against any plan for np Minling a coordinator or dictator o operate the railroads of the coun try FOREST AID ACT TO WHITE HOUSE Senate Accepts Amendments of House Considers Relief Grants BULLETIN WASHINGTON March 30 administration bill to sot up a fund for unemployment relief grants to states wns passed today by lie senate WASHINGTON March 30 The senate today accepted the house amendments to the forest un employment bill and sent it to the white house President Roosevelt expects to begin enlistments for the forest con servatlon work almost immediately Flna congressional approval was given when the senate adopted house amendments without a record vote The action was taken in the midst of senate debate on the second measure in the Roosevelt relief pro bill to create a 000 fund for direct relief grants to the states The house amendments would prevent discrimination in selection of tho unemployed because of race color or creed and permit tho presi dent lo use money provided by the bill for purchase of land The house recessed this after noon until Monday to await com mittee action on administration leg islative proposals It adopted a res olution to permit Speaker Rainey to sign the Roosevelt forest conser vation bill while it is in recess Unlicensed Banks WASHINGTON March 30 The treasury department today au thorized unlicensed member banks RAIN AND SNOW WATERS CAUSE SEVERE DAMAGE Large Areas Flooded as Conditions Approach 1929 Overflow With flood waters from recent heavy snows released by an all day warm rain Wednesday and aug mented by frost leaving the ground the Winnebago river and Willow creek Went on wild rampages in the city Thursday submerging streets filling basements and threat ening to cover the floors in a num ber of residences Both the streams left their banks in several places inundating wide areas necessitating the use of beats to reach the homes of a score or more of families The ters which started rising in mounted rapidly during the jnoon particularly in the Winnebago river Continues to Rise Water had gone high above any gauge readings on Willow creek and the flood was BO broad that city officials were unable to reach gauges on Winnebago river but at 2 oclock in the afternoon the water in both streams wns reported to be still rising Tile river continues to rise for some time after the creeks start to recede under ordinary cir cumstances The creek roao 3H inches be tween 11 oclock in the morning and 1 oclock m the afternoon but the river rose a foot during the same time C H Stevens city engineer saidjheexpected the heighth of the At theTaylor of town water was flowinga foot and a half over the pavement east of the bridge at noon and it was ex pected that traffic would be closed before evening The south Clear Lake road was Impassable early in the day with fence posts along the sides entirely submerged in places At noon the waters had sur rounded the city disposal plant Mo tors were swung up out of reach or the flood in the buildings Drovo Out Workmen The water covered the lower parl of the area about the Jacob Decker and Sons company packing plant getting into the lower floor of the smokehouse and forcing workmen out So high were the waters that the Decker dam had almost disap peared in the stream Traffic across the steel bridge southeast of the plant was halted by water which filled the street west of the bridge A number of homes on Tenth and Eleventh street northeast on the east bank of Winnebago river were completely isolated by the ris ingtide of water Occupants of these houses had to resort to a bout to get about their yards Residents Plan Raft Probably worst off in the group was the residence of B A Smith facing the Winnebngo just across the river from the water works plant The home of Antonlus Jensen library janitor 524 Tenth street northeast was in several feet of water with the floor still dry when flood peak was reached at noon Dave Randalls home at 520 Elev enth street northeast was also among the houses surrounded bv water Smith was planning to build a raft to carry his goods from his home before they were ruined by the rising water The raging Winnebago had spreal out on both sides of the Virginia avenue bridge flooding tho spacious grounds around the Dr C L Mars ton home to the west and extending to a corner of the house Crofoot Garden Flooded On the east side tho water Hood ed the lowlands along the river anrt Torn In Inxis 8 Column 3 to carry on fiduciary transactions Sfrt Wea IOWA WEATHER Probably cloudy and cooler with showers In the extreme east portion Thursday nlirht Friday fnir cooler In the ex tremo east portion LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morn ing Maximum Wednesday 4X Minimum In Night At 8 A M Thursday 47 Rainfall Thunderstorms indicate spring ;