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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 2, 1933, Mason City, Iowa l 1 1 North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXIX THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASSD WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 2 1933 1HIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONK NO 179 Money War Brings Fear European Statesmen Concerned Over Situation By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON May 2 CPA statesmen from many lands who have been c o n f e r r ing in Washington re cently are al most as fearful of a currency war as of a war with poison gas and high explosives To visualize what such a war would mean It Is easiest to discuss Inter national finance relationships a s of times just be fora the world conflict when most of the modern powers were on a gold basis With gold as the common yard stick the English pound for ex ample was worth approximately 5480 in American money There were trifling ups and downs de pending on varying trade balances but they were unimportant Paper pounds were acceptable in New York and paper dollars In London be cause they were readily redeemable in metal The same confidence pre vailed all around among the worlds great financial centers A few countries credit was doubt ful and their money was at a dis count but they were insignificant commericially China as it is yet transacted its business in silver and silver not being recognized in gold countries as money fluctuated like any other commodity This was one of the handicaps of the Chinese peo ple Definite Monies Dollars pounds francks marks lira and pesos differed from one an other but each was recognized at a dtfinite figure for each represented a known amount of gold and golds value was the same everywhere About vtwo years ago England is redeemable in metal It has a value Tarn Pace 3 Column 1 800 IOWA WOMEN CONVENE HERE 102 Men Held in Iowa Farm Disorders FALLEN PRICES HELD TO BLAME Farm Expansion in Days of Prosperity Beginning of Present Trouble By DON BIcGULRE DES MOINES May 2 hind the uprising which sent na tional guardsmen into northwestern Iowa counties is a story of the post war land price boom and 15 years of effort to alow the high speed ag ricultural machine of world war days down to a pace approximating consumption demands Farm prices for choice Iowa land soared to and even more an acre after the war With loose credit and plentiful money expan sion was the watchword and farm owners mortgaged their property aa they sought to extend their hold ings and to install the latest farm machinery Off to a rush that received im petus from the stock market boom agriculture borrowed on the strength of a bushel corn and corresponding prices for other com modities Reckoning Time Came The reckoning came with the steady drop in prices which forced farmers to pay off these obligations with receipts from corn sold at as low as a dime a bushel Unrest developed Organized pro test came in 1931 when fanners massed to prevent testing of cat 11 e for tuberculosis National Tarn ti rate 2 Colamn 0 AUNT NET By Robert Quillen Poor little Edna ought to know why shes popular Every girl likes to be with one thats homelier than she 13 4 OFFICERS WILL FORM GROUP TO HOLD HEARINGS Durband Family Moves Off Disputed Farm Into LeMars LE MARS May 2 more suspects in western Iowa farm disturbances surrendered to Sheriff Ralph E Rippey here today and were turned over to Iowa na tional guardsmen patrolling the area A c Larson Gaza farmer was arrested today swelling the total to 102 Ernest Giffrow who walked in to camp yesterday and was releas ed under technical arrest was tak en into custody again today and held with the other prisoners The other men were Will Schu mann George Schultz and George Papken Thirtynine were being held at Denison48 were being held under guard here and 13 were being held in Sioux City jails Council of Four A military council of four con sisting of Capt Fred G Clark of Waterloo Maj L Dee Mallonee of Audubon Capt Ole G Clause of the 185th field artillery and Capt O G Harris of the 168th infantry was named to conduct preliminary hear ings both here and at Denison Judge Advocate Frank B Hallagan will act as special prosecutor Hallagan who is quartered said the charges to be filed against the men could not be revealed until they were turned over to the civil courts for trial The military council will conduct only the preliminary hearings Situation Is Quiet Commanding officers at both Le Mars and Denison reported to Gov Herring that the situation was quiet in each sector The plans decided upon by au thorities called for hearings by the military council first at Le Mars starting this afterhoon and later at Denison The council will consider evi dence acting in a manner similar to a grand jury and will prepare the cases for civil court trials The Ed Durband family moved this morning to Le Mars from the farm near here where they had de fied eviction attempted by Sheriff R E Rippey for several weeks Biassed sit Farm Neighbors of the Durbanris mass ed at the farm for two days when it was learned that Rippey was on his way to serve the eviction order The Durbanks were tenants Military authorities had given the family until 5 p m today to move Officials said today they had been informed by W A Wasman who operates a foundry here that he had sold a case of dynamite to two farmers Wasman said the men told him they wanted the dynamite to blast stumps Military authorities however were attempting to trace the dyna mite eale 50 Still Sought JTifty men were still being sought by guard details in the Plymouth OBrien county area about Le Mars in connection with the abduction and maltreatment of Judge C C Bradley of Le Mars and the at tempted halting of a foreclosure sale at Primghar last Tnursday Maj Ralph Lancaster represent ing the Iowa adjutant generals of fice came to Le Mars today from Denison to confer with Col Glenn C Haynes and other officers here regardingfurther action Courts Suspended Authority of civil courts in the area under military control has been temporarily suspended by or der of Gov Clyde Herring A raiding party was sent to Sioux City late yesterday and ar rested A S Robins 48 his daugh ter 18 Al Roland 43 South Sioux City Nebr and John G Saltis of Minneapolis who said he was a newspaperman They were accused of distributing literature demanding the withdrawal of the troops Funeral Planned for Girl Who Died on Day Set for Her Wedding ST PAUL May 2 service will be held here tomorrow for Dorothy Marson 21 who died Sunday on what was to have been her wedding day She was to have married Frank Dunchenwald of Waterloo SCRIBE WINS PULITZER AWARD Francis A Jamicson Associated Press correspondent at Trenton X J who scooped the world on the finding of the Lindbergh babys body was awarded the 1932 Pulitzer prize for reporting it was an nounced Monday night Woman Heckles as House Debates Iiiflotion Rider Doubts Congress Will Be Through Within Million Years WASHINGTON May 2 A woman who gave her name as Miss B Richmond arose in the house gal lery today to interrupt Chairman Steagall of the house banking com mittee as he urged speedy enact ment of the inflation proposals This is an emergency measure Steagall said when the woman who had been seated in the gallery di rectly across from the speakers chair arose stood in the aisle and called At the present fate youll keep going a million years and never get out of this depression Shouts for Order Representative Cochran D Mo who was presiding vat the time banged his gavel and shouted Get the sergeantatarms the sergeantatarms As he called for order the woman repeated her original statement and other things which were lost in the disturbance that followed Finally she walked up the steps and out of the gallery An iron clad rtrrc or procedure to insure house approval of the broad new authorities proposed for Presi dent Roosevelt in the independent offices supply bill was approved to day by the rules committee Bar All Amendments Under it the new grant of author ity over government expenditures will be considered en bloc and no amendments will be permitted to the legislative sections of tho 568883 supply bill Democratic leaders plan consid eration of the measure after the pending farminflation bill is sent to conference Representative Byrns of Tennes see the democratic leader told newsmen today that the BlackCon nery 30 hour work week bill would not be considered by the house until all of President Roosevelts emer gency legislation program had been enacted at the special session TALKS AT WASHINGTON Argentinan and Roosevelt Discuss Wheat Control and Trade WASHINGTON May 2 President Roosevelt resumed his in ternational conversations today in conference with Tomas le Breton special representative from Argen tina The president received Senor le Breton in his office at the execu tive office building The Argentine and American eco nomic experts gathered with them Wheat control and trade relations were uppermost in the first of the negotiations between these coun tries of the north and south Ameri can continents HALVE OUTLAY FOR VETERANS Half Billion Dollar Supply Bill Gives New Power to President WASHINGTON May 2 half billion dollar supply bill nearly halving this years huge veteran outlays and giving President Roose velt sweeping new powers to pare government costs was reported to the house today by its appropria tions committee It provided a total of 5535558 883 or just more than the budget bureau recommended for op erating the governments independ ent executive agencies in the 1934 fiscal year Of the aggregate 838000 was allotted the veterans administration This sum in the bill compared with current appropriations for the same offices of of which went to the vet erans administration Vetoed by Hoover The independent offices bill of the last by President In addition to operating expenses the bill would appropriate also 591043 for permanent fixed allot ments which compares with 070850 this year But besides providing funds the bill contains broad legislative pow Tum in PdRc 2 Tolumn 5 LEGION LEADERS CITE INJUSTICES DUETOECONOMY Banquet With Auxiliary Follows Afternoon Conferences With a banquet attended by about 450 persons Monday evening at the Y M C A followed by a smoker and dance at the armory the fourth annual spring conference of the Am erican Legion and auxiliary was closed The program for the ban quet consisted of a half dozen ad dresses music and introductions In my opinion many of the per sona who are hip hip hurraying about the economy legislation will after it has been in effect six months change their tunes de clared W Earl Hail department commander In the closing speech Im talking about the really dis tbled man not the gold digger and say that he must be taken care of y someone I submit to you as a dc jatablc question whether or not the burden should rest on the federal government as it has rested for the past 100 years Hull Presents Questions I present the question whether the federal budget should be bal anced at the expense of the local budgets And how can the budget bo balanced when 400 million is cut and in a few days 700 million is appropriated Thervi8jnolhinB more iieededIn this Ajtieflca of ours today than the inspiration of the citizenshi with the spirit of Joyce Kilmer declared Mr Hall after recounting the discovery of the poets grave flowerbanked in a cemetery ii France Kilmer had fame assurance of a least a moderate the things that make life worth living yet he was willing to lay it all aside because of an ideal The proposed cut in national guard expenses was criticized by Fraalc Miles editor of the Iowa Lc gionaire Just Plain Hysroriu In my judgment such a move would not he economy but would be just plain hysteria Mr Mllca de Will Rogers NEW YORK May body was happy here in New York last night the market went up Spirits here just go up or down according to that days market they thing the whole U S just depends on what pocket the little white ball rolled into on the exchange roulette table that day But our country has got so that each one of us have to live by a racket of some kind and none of us must be too critical of the other fellows racket When you figure it right down none of us ae in a really essen tial business Vut the farmer and he raises so much that even his business Is partly nonessential But we got to he tolerant For those New Yorkers are likable rascals even when they are skin ning you Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1033 McNaughl Syndicate Rhodelsland 3rd State to Vote Repeal Only One Town Goes in Dry Column in Election PROVIDENCE R I May 2 Pi Island third state to vote on repeal of the eighteenth amend ment today stood firmly in the an iprohibition column Wisconsin and Michigan already ave voted in favor of repeal Only one Rhode Island commim ty the town of Hopkinton voted retain tho amendment as the to amed 31 repealpledged delegates o the state convention May 8 Hop inton voted 310 to 293 against re ieal Wettest of States Rhode Island which never rall ied the eighteenth amendment and was commonly known as wettest f the states had state prohibition or three years Repeal was voted n 18S9 Repeal votes piled up rapidly as esterdays election progressed vith the heaviest polling coming luring the evening hours just be orc closing time All of the states iix cities showed large repeal ma oritics with the prohibition group drawing its slight strength from the rural communities Votu 10 to 1 Providence cast 60662 repca votes to 6788 retention ballots Th fourteenth voting district went an tlprohibition by a majority of154 to l and in aevfiatli distrlc the repeallatpran amuckl to Rhode Islands other five citii showed repeal majorities as high a 8 to 1 Comparison of yesterdays vol and the balloting in the 1930 refe endum on retention of the eigh teenth amendment however show ed there was little if any increas in prohibition sentiment Thre years ago Rhode Island voted 171 960 to 47652 against retaining th amendment cJared after deplonngthe condi tions that made oecessary the es tablishment of martial law in Iowa None of the men who helped drag the judge from the courtroom at Le Mara is or ever will be a member of the American Legion he declared A detailed explanation of the eco nomy legislation and its effect on veterans was given by R J Skin Laird department adjutant We are going to cite individual cases where Injustices have been done and we believe our committee in Washington armed with suf ficient evidence can present It to the president with effect he stated We have greater problems now than ever before said Col Hanford MacNidcr past national command er If there was ever a time here in Iowa when we need to stand for law and order it is today Appreciate Economy Need We all appreciate the need for economy in government A new and revamped schedule iscoming to us I have no complaint and no Ameri can citizen has any complaint to taking a necessary reduction But there must be an entire re clnssificatton which will result in many injustices I dont mean will have to start an entirely new program but we must take the lead in correcting these injustices1 The use of the funds rvsed by the sale of poppies wasreviewed by Mrs Esther Thompson Dallas Cen ter state auxiliary president Mrs Thompson told of the making of the flowers done in Iowa in the homes of veterans and recounted several individual cases During the last two months things have changed and the presi dent has been great powers she said I do hope he uses them Mayor Iaird Speaks I dont know what the changes will mean but communities may have increased responsibilities she warned Mrs M Myrton Skelley Des Moines department secretary was introduced and spoke briefly The official address of welcome was given by Mayor J T Laird We are glad to have you with us In Mason City he said calling on the Legion to help fight Old Man Depresson I hope you all had a good time and that you will come back again Torn o Taice 2 Cnlumn 3t J W ESLER 63 SHOOTS HIMSELF Man Found Dead in Auto With Three Bullet Holes in Body J W Esler 63 who lives at 816 Connecticut avenue northeast was found dead in an automobile on the east side of the Hugh Davey and Son establishment 15 Second street southwest at oclock Tuesday afternoon Three bullet wounds were found two in the body and one ra his icad on investigation by Dr J E McDonald county coroner The Dody was found in the back seat of the car where also a revolver was found Dr McDonald stated it was his opinion that Mr Esler had commit ted suicide and that no Inquest would be held Associates of Mr Esler at the Hugh Davey establish ment where he had worked for some eight years stated the man had been in ill health lately Mr Esler who has lived in Mason City close to 30 years is survived by Mrs Esler and two sons Ben and Earl HERE WEDNESDAY Grace Morrison Poole of Brockton Mass national presi dent of tho General Federation of Womens clubs will arrive in Allison City to address the con vention of tho Iowa Federation Wednesday at a hnnquet in her honor at the Hotel Hnnforil Roosevelt Tries to Arrange Trip to Worlds Fair President Plans to Spend Most of Summer Away From Capital WASHINGTON May 2 President Roosevelt was trying to arrange to go to Chicago to open the worlds fair in June and he also plans to spend most of the summer away from Washington Named Commissioner of Internal Revenue WASHINGTON May 1 Pi Guy T Helvering of Kansas was nominated by President Roosevelt today as commissioner of internal revenue Killed When Horses Bolt CRESCENT May 2 ward J Dlworky 38 was killed when horse s pulling a hay rake bolted His trip to Chicago is only tenta tive at present because he has agreed to go to Annapolis June 1 to deliver diplomas to the naval acad emy graduatingclass The fair is scheduled to open that clay but it was said today at the white house that if that were post poned a day or two the president might make the western trip Congress Uncertain His plans for the summer remain unsettled because of uncertainty over when congress will adjourn although pressure is beingbrought to get through the legislative schedule during the first week in June i Mr Roosevelt wants very much to see his son John graduated at i roton school in Massachusetts early in June He also has an invitation to visit Rutgers university to receive an tionorary degree Finn to Rough II Mr Roosevelt wants to utilize the cruiser Indianapolis which is based near Baltimore for a part of his journey up the New Kngland coast He probably will sail on it to Marblehead Mass and then will take the schooner Amberjack II for the rest of the trip to Campobcllo his mothers camp near Eastport Maine His four boys probably will make the trip on the Amberjack and they will rough it as they did on a sea jaunt last year during the cam paign The presidents schedule will not be definitely arranged until it is known what congress is going to do HEAR SPEECH ON MENTAL HEALTH BYDRJALAMUD lubs Conclude Morning Session With Round Table Meetings OTHER CONVENTION STORIES IN SOCIETY SECTION The estimated enrollment of the delegates and visitors for the bien nial convention of the Iowa Federa ion of Womens clubs which opened n Mason City Tuesday had reached 300 by late afternoon and more members were expected by the local chairmen for the Wednesday meet ng at which Grace Morrison Poole national president of the General ederation of Womens clubs will be president It was disclosed that has been spent by the Iowa Federated clubs during the past year in wel fare work by Mrs H C Houghton of Red Oak second vice president who is the acting head of the coun ty chairmen of the Federation Mrs Milton Dun lap of Charles City reported on rules Mrs H E ratiot of Dubuque program Mrs William Milchrist of Sioux City fi nance Mrs Carl Reed oC Cresco corresponding secretary and Mrs Frank Davis of Sioux City record ing secretary lleports of Directors Reports were made by the district directors at the Tuesday afternooa session at which Mrs Eugene Hen ely of Grinnell firat vice president also reported The CbartES City Womans club cAiorus the idVvecUon oliltes raft this was followed by an address on Mental Health by Dr William Malamud of Iowa City Round table conferences from to oclock concluded the morning session and more than 100 women gathered at the Hotel Han ford Tuesday noon for a press and publicity luncheon at which Mrs Couple Found Dead in Home of Asphyxiation OMAHA May 2 Sheriff J C Ready and his wife were found dead of gas asphyxiation at their home here this afternoon The bodies were found when asso ciates went to the house to learn why Ready had not been at work the past two days Jewess Thinks She Can Make Gandhi Quit Fast POONA India Jewess an exile May from 2 Her plan is to join him in the fast Germany since Hitlers rise to power believes she can force the Mahatma Gandhi to quit his projected three weeks fast and thus save his life The woman Dr Margaret Spiegel was ordered away from Yerods prison by Gandhi her adopted spiritual leader but she re mained there today despite his ar gument until he desists to save her life Physicians have said it would be mi raculous if the frail nationalist leader survived His smiling re sponse to this was that the age of miracles Is not pant The Mahatma plans to start his fast next Monday in an effort to further his campaign against the caste system and direct attention to Ihe lowly lot of the untouchables Frederick Weitz of Des Moines ed itor of the Iowa Clubwoman pre sided Speakers on Progrum Talks were given by Mrs George Blake of Charles City who had as jer topic Shop Talk Lee P Joomis publisher of the Mason City lobeGazette who spoke on Wo men and the Newspapers and Miss ISIefinor Mclaughlin who grave greetings from the local press The new first and second district lounties met Tuesday afternoon for ho election of district directors Mrs William Larrabee Jr of ermont state president had harge of the meeting which opened an organ prelude Andante Cantabile by Tschalkowski played Mrs Wallace Allen The Rev Ilavid D Kratz pastor of the hurch gave the invocation which vas followed by the einging of America by the assemblage and he pledge to the flag Welcomed by Knudson Herman M Knudson represenl ng the mayor and council of Mason iity welcomed the women etrcss ng the contribution of women to ommunity life Willis G C Bagley president of the Chamber of Cotn nerce welcomed the visitors for his roup and Mrs William H Ha horn speaking for Mrs Harvey J Jryant and herself cochairmen of the convention arrangements reeted the women The response was made by Mrs Eugene Henely of Grinnell first vice president of the federation The memorial service wns held with Mrs Horace Tonncr paying a tribute to tho members of the fed eration who have died since the last biennial convention Mrs C G Maudsley sang These Are They from The Holy City by Gaul Hold District CnucuHiM Following the memorial service the members to dirtrict caucuses for the election of repre Turn 1o rngr Z Cnlamn 1 Wea IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy light frost on low ground Tuesday nSghl Wednesday increasing cloudi ness ivitrmer possibly showers west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday SO Minimum In Night At 8 A M 10 Rainfall 05 ;