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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 23, 1932, Mason City, Iowa Ncrth Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home Jttiwam Cit D HOME EDITION THE NUWSPAltR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IUUAJSS NEIGHBORS VOL xxxvin FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED FKE86 LEASED W1IUB SEKViCI MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 23 1932 8KCT1ON ONB THIS PAIEB CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS NO 194 Hoover Rule Up to Now Moratorium One of Moves to Combat Slump EDITORS NOTE This to the second of Keriea of three arti cles on President Herbert Hoov er outlining and viewing1 them In the light of their possible bearing on his political future By HERBERT PJLUMMKB ASHINGTON May 23 UPr Washington i n truth became the capital of the world when President Hoov er on that June day of 1931 made his sudden and dramatic proposal for a moratorium o n vintergovernment al debts and rep arations The succeeding months were marked by visits of two of Eur o p e s foremost statesmen Premier Pierre Laval of France and the youthful Foreign Minister Dino Grand of Italy And two of Americas statesmen Sec retary Henry L Stimson and An drew W Mellon were dispatched abroad to negotiate for the presi dent Since 1924 Germany had bor rowed sfeme four billions of dollars of which more than two billions was furnished by the United States In 1931 American citizens had a larger financial stake in Germany than the rest of the world com bined EARLY in the summer of 1931 a fight from the mark began and panic threatened To avert this and to protect American investors PresidentHoover proposed the mor atorium as the first of a series of measures to remedy this situation When congress met in December President Hoover conveyed in a special meeting to both houses his was quitk to point out that reparations is necessarily a wholly European problem with which we have no relation And that he did not approve in any remote sense of the cancellation of the debts to us He hinted however that it would be necessary in some cases to make Tuin to 1 Column I CAPONE AGENTS OFFERED TO AID Told Governor Al Should Get Credit for Their Efforts in Baby Hunt TRENTON N J May 23 Gov A Harry Moore today con firmed reports that three weeks ago four reputed agents of Al Capone imprisoned Chicago gang leader approached him at midnight with an offer to aid in the Lindbergh case Governor Moore said he was walking home when the four men suddenly grouped around him and told hime who they were He said he felt none too comfortable The men told the governor they would give all assistance in obtain ing the return of the baby whose body was found shortly after that about five miles from the Lind bergh home provided Capone who is serving a term in Atlanta peni tentiary be given full credit They said they believed Al Ca pone could help get the baby the governor reported I promised to give their information to Colonel Lindbergh which I did AUNT MET By Robert Quillen I reckon it was a good sermon but no sermon helps you much if your hat is the only one in the congregation that aint new TWO STATE CONVENTIONS HERE House Votes Down Beer Bill MEMBERS DROP PARTY LINES IN 228169 BALLOT lowans All Vote Against Revenue Plan Except Lone Democrat WASHINGTON May 23 The house of representatives today flatly turned down the pro posal to legalize and tax 275 per cent beer The vote was 228 to 169 with party lines split wide The issue was on whether to dis charge the ways and means com mittee of consideration of the Hull OConnor measure and put it be fore the house for a roll call Sponsored by democratic and re publican wet blocs the bill to levy a 3 cents a pint tax on 275 per cent beer was brot up on a petition of 145 members First Record Vote It was the first record vote in the house on beer since 1919 and came after 20 minutes debate The senate recently rejected pro posals for legalizing beer The roll call today came after Speaker Garner had overridden a parliamentary objection by Repre sentative Blanton D Texas who contended it was out of order since the house already had voted on sub mission of the prohibition issue Speaker Garner pointed out this question had been discussed in the democratic caucus that adopted the rule This same illustration was used Garner said It was agreed that under the rule the question of amending the constitution was one question and the question of legal izing beer another Representative Britten R Hi said the president had appealed for something constructive to balance the budget and help the country This bill will do it he added amid applause Representative Lmtmcum D Md sponsor of the submission res olution urged support of the bill Balance Budget Theres been considerable lip service on the question of balancing the budget said Representative La Guardia R N This is a oill that would let you decide whether the internal revenue should balance the budget or the bootleggers and racketeers shall continue to get the money Representative Granfield D Mass said This bill will write into the Vol stead act a sane sensible and hon est definition of intoxicating bev erages as a substitute for the pres ent dishonest legal limit of one half of one per cent which has been characterized repeatedly as a leg islative He Representative Sabath D 111 said the country demands this leg islation Iowa Votes No Representative Howard D Nebr for years secretary to William Jen nings Bryan said I hope the bill will be brot before the house for serious consideration Representative Black D N Y said our party is the wet party in the state of New York and the New York delegation will vote for this bill Representative William E Hull coauthor of the bill directed his plea for support to farm members Every republican member from Iowa voted against the proposal and B M Jacobsen Clinton democrat voted for it Heres how closely the parties di vided Opposed 116 republicans and 112 democrats favored S3 republi cans 85 democrats and one farmer labor Speaker Garner did not vote B and 0 Refuses to Transport Veterans East in Freight Cars EAST ST LOUIS May 23 The Box Car Expedition of more than 300 World war veterans en route to Washington to urge pas sage of a bonus bill by congress last night marched out of the Bal timore and Ohio railway yards af ter their attempts to resume the journey aboard freight trains had been defeated by the railroad com panys refusal to move the trains Members of the expedition1 took up quarters for the night in two va cant houses nearby and in the labor temple of East St Louis The expedition organized at Portland Ore had expected to reach Washington tnmnrrnw Hoover Asks Publishers Aid in Crisis Invites About 30 Men to White House for Conference By JOHN F CHESTER Copyright 19SJ by the Associated PrenB WASHINGTON May 23 President Hoover has invited about 30 prominent newspaper publishers to meet with him Wednesday night to discuss cooperative community plans for aid in the current econ omic situation The communications went forth in the past two days The aim of the chief executive is to gain support from the publishers in shaping public opinion in their respective communities The makeup of the group will be strictly along the nonpartisan lines The number of invitations dis patched could not be ascertained to day at the white house Nor were any of the names obtainable there It was understood however that a majority of those invited have their homes within a convenient dis tance of the national capital In the view of the president the conference will be along the same line as parley he has held with rep resentatives of other industries and professions NO PUBLIC WORKS WASHINGTON May 23 The potency of a sharply worded white house letter has been thrown full against proposals to expand employment by extensive public works financed with bond issues Neither the ooad issue plan of Speaker Garner nor that of the spe cial senate democratic relief com mittee was mentioned by the chief executive But in a letter to Herbert S Crocker president of the American society of civil engineers he as serted bluntly that a larger and far more effective relief to unem ployment can Te obtained by in creased aid to income producing works If it is contemplated that we legislate more authorizations of new and unconsidered projects by congress the chief executive said we shall find ourselves confronted by a long rolling process which will include dredging of mud creeks building of unwarranted postoffices unprofitable irrigation projects du plicate highways and a score of other unjustifiable BO AT CAPSIZED ON CLEAR LAKE Five Rescued by Fishermen in Rough Waters Sunday Morning CLEAR LAKE May boat capsized near the center of the lake here at 7 oclock Sunday morning throwing Dr and Mrs John M Woods and two sons Ronald 12 and John Jr 6 Des Moines and William Rickard a guide from the Byars boat livery into the water They were rescued by Harry Ditch of Mason City and Frank Slesseger The Woods party clung to the boat for 20 minutes before Ditch and Siesseger who were fishing about a half mile distant were able to reach them after being attracted by the screams of Mrs Woods It was chiefly thru the coolbead edness of the guide that the other members of the party were ke from attempting to climb aboard the capsized boat and thus cansj ing it to sink When the boat turned over tbc younger boy drifted a con siderable distance away and was brot back by Ronald The five rescued persons were crowded into the small boat oper ated by Ditch and Siessegcr and managed to reach the north shore after some difficulty A strong wind produced waves more than thret feet in height The Woods family was taken ti the Siesseger home where all recov ered from their chilling plunge Into the lake The lake is approximately 20 fet at the point where the boat cap sized which was near Reelcys point on the north shore The Woods fam ily who lost five fishing rods aicl two boxes of tackle were the weekend at the Fowler cottage in P M nark Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal May other day I wrote a little gag about the main thing that handicapped repeal of prohibition was the wrong peo ple are for it I still claim its true Prohibition is not a party Is sue Its not a wet and dry is sue You will find it is country against city Your citys wet and the countrys against it more because its the city dictat ing to them what to do And If you dont think its that way you wait till you count the votes Country folks know the whole thing wont work but they are not going to let town folks tell em so Thats why I say the wrong people are for it to get it thru Yours WILL ROGERS Copyrlsht 1032 McNaught Syndicate DobsonPeacock Tells Own Story of Ransom Quest Says Three Tough Looking Customers Claimed They Could Get Baby Copyright by the Associ ated Press The statement that he himself was in contact with mysterious person ages who asked for ransom for the Lindbergh baby is made by Dean H Dobson of Norfolk Va in a copyright interview published today by the Soutnam newspapers of Canada Dean Peacock says he met three tough looking customers at a New York hotel in response to myster ious telephone calls and they de manded ransom But broke off the negotiations after he became convinced the men were racket eers Sold to Canadian The interview given to C 0 Smith Washington correspondent of the Southam papers says John Hughes Curtis conduct tbruout the whole negotiations was so convinc ing that I would do the same thing again if a similar occasion arose tomorrow Curtis has confessed that the whole thing was a hoax and that none of the mysterious persons and places described by the Norfolk ne gotiators existed except in imagina tion Dean Peacock who formerly preached in Canada said Curtis brot him into the case by relating how a man who had been be friended by hlm in a bootlegging case wanted an intermediary to get in touch with Colonel Lind bergh Trio Saw Lindbergh Curtis declared he would not act alone and asked me to cooperate with him said Peacock Admiral Burragc having also been brot into the negotiations the trio finally on March 21 saw Lindbergh at Hopewcll Colonel Lindbergh remarked that he bad no faith in the clew said Peacock He doubted the story for the reason that our al leged gang bad not exacliy men tioned the amount of tho ransom Notwithstanding his doubt be gave written authority to Admiral Bur ragc to continue Told of j Curtis continued to claim ton tacts and announced the kidnapers had proposed a plan for depositing IOWA ELECTRIC CONTRACTORSIN ANNUALMEETING Problems of Industry Discussed by Leaders THE problems of the electrical con 1 tractor and dealer were discussed and plans formulated for a better relationship between various factors of the industry at the annual con vention of the Iowa Association of Electrical ContractorDealers which convened at the Hotel Hanford Mon day Speakers brot out that readjust ments were taking place in Iowa that would this rapidly grow ing industry more efficiently oper ated and more stabilized than ever before In his annual address to the con vention A C Sweetman president of the organization stressed the contention that the Industry today has sufficient avenues of distrlbu tion without the threatened en croachments of other industries Doing Distribution The trend of the industry he said is to place not only contracting but also the distribution of electrical ap pliances in the hands of the electri cal contractor W W Boyd Iowa Public Service company Waterloo speaking on the relationship of dealers and contrac tors dealt chiefly with a new cod of ethics adopted last year between these two elements of the industry stating utilities were gradually giv ing up the distribution of appliances turning this phase of the business over to the electrical operators Mr Altree assistant district manager of the Edison Lamp Works Chicago spoke on dual pur lfhtlng while the problems of the electrical jobber were discussed WELCOME TO CITY Because their industry touches so Closely every household In the community and the fact they are a part of one of the most mar velous industrial developments of today Mason City is happy in having the opportunity to enter tain members of the Iowa As sociation of Electrical Contrac torDealers Here to iron out their common problems to take steps to in increase the efficiency of their operations the electrical con tractors are inevitably working toward the goal that character izes every successful competitive enterprise better service to the public Comparatively new and grown to gigantic proportions in but a few years the electrical Industry is still grappling with problems of ethics as well as those of gen eral merchandising The associa tion meeting here is fortunate In having excellent leadership and with that its members are cer tain to keep going in the right direction Mason City Is glad to welcome them Not Five years ago in welcoming such a group as the Iowa Junior Chamber of Commerce the GlobeGazette would have been virtually compelled by the amenities to trot out that old standby expression business leaders of tomorrow There was a smug assumption then that judgment and vision were creatures of years and experience and that by the very nature of things the young man would have to wait until tomorrow for his position of leadership That picture is changed In business as in education and in gov ernment there is now in process an almost revolutionary reassessment of values The rules and principles and maxims of yesterday are on tho spot The modus operandl which makes America poor because It has so much of wealth Is under heaviest discount The sacredness which once attached to age and experience has been tossed out the window And so these young men who yesterday would have been counseled to watch their elders and wait with patience for their turn at the wheel have before them today a challenge to step in now with new ideas and new not least a new optimism and deter mination Our one hope Is that they will not weigh too heavily the advice heaped upon them here or elsewhere by their elders These same elders who give so lavishly of their counsel now are the very ones who got us Into this mess In some respects their views are worth really less than those of a bachelor on childrearing The communion of Ideas Incident to this convention of the Iowa Junior Chamber of Commerce should be helpful in preparing the par ticipants to meet the new challenge which is upon them The GlobeGazette hopes this And It hopes moreover that those who are guesta here at this gathering will like Mason City so well they will decide to come back soon London Pays Tribute to Amelia Earhart Putnam Turn in 2 Olnmn Communist Threats Send Extra Police to Guard Supreme Court WASHINGTON May 23 TV Communist threats a demonstra tion hurried a detail of city police today to guard the supreme court The precautionary measures were taken at the request of the captain of the capitol police Last Monday the court was under police guard but no demonstration developed Communist quarters are aroused over the case of seven Negroes un der sentence of death in Scottsboro Alabama for assaults on two white women The case was filed today in fho mnrpmo fourt by Art Kcis manager of the Cres cent Electrical Supply company Dubuque who was here in the ab sence of the scheduled speaker Ti tus Schmidt president of the Iowa Electrical Jobbers association Milligan Welcomes Them The delegates to the convention were given an address of welcorho by Lester Milligan secretary of the Mason City Cnamtoer of Commerce and the response by W L Fowler of the Fowler Electrical company Ce dar Rapids The meeting was called to order by C J Smith general chairman of the Mason City committee The afternoon program included a talk on Traffic Control In the Electrical Contracting Business by Laurence W Davis general man o ratf 2 Column 1 KILL POLICEMAN AND GET 4 Pennsylvania Holdup Men Rob Bank Messenger and Flee to Ohio NEW CASTLE Pa May 23 Four holdup men shot and killed a policeman robbed a bank messen ger of and fled toward Ohio today The men entered the Mahoning Trust company from tht lobby of n hotel in which the bank la located They started shooting at one ami Clarence Campbell police offi cer guarding a messenger with the monev was instantlv killed Aviatrix Shops Same Efficient Way as She Flies LONDON May 23 Mrs Amelia Earhart Putnam the first woman to fly the Atlantic demonstrated today that she Is ex actly as efficient at the feminine business of shopping as she is at the hardier pursuit of flying an air plane After a light breakfast at the American embassy where she IB staying she sped off to the west end shopping center before oclock She completed her purchases in time to attend a luncheon given by the institute of speed had no effect on her effici ency On all sides she received con gratulations on the excellent taste displayed in her emergency apparel because when she landed in Ireland Friday all she had with her were the flying clothes on her back Blue Wool Drew Mrs Putnam wore a blue wool dress with fetching white neck piece Ambassador Andrew W Mellon was present at the luncheon as was Sir John Simon British foreign sec retary The large assemblage cheer ed heartily as Sir John bowed and congratulated the smiling flyer on her feat Using a glass of water Mrs Put nam drank a toast to the president of the United States and another to the king Mr Mellon seated at her side performed that ceremony with the aid of whisky and soda Warm Tribute The ambassador paid warm trib ute to the tousled hatred airwoman An event of major importance Uiat grips the Imagination such as the airplane flight of that courag eous young woman alone across the Atlantic last week can thrill the whole world so that for a moment at least all of us have something in common and can think and feel as a unit Mr Mellon said This unity he continued was largely the result of the service given by newspapers That obser vation led him to the problems of newspaper work concerning which he made this declaration Heoclies Ovation What we must strive for in to present facts earnestly accurately and without malice or conscious ef fort to misrepresent remembering that the world is no less great now than in the time of war and that all our energies must he used in constructive efforts to counterbal ance the forces of evil and disinlcj gratoin and to restore again the economic health of the world Mrs Putnam received an ovation j from the newspaper men when Ralph D Blumenfeld editor of the Daily Express proposed a toast to her 1 hereby retract by pet theory thai a woman never did anything Turn In 2 olnmn It German Flying Boat 6 MEET DEATH OVER WEEKEND Four lowans Drowned and One Killed When Head Bridf e BCM JBy THE ASSOCIATED PftEM Six lowans met death In accl denti over the weekend fourby drowning The dead Gerald Huddleston 10 Ottumwa Wllbert Hones 19 Ottumwa Alfred Rodman 12 Glenwood William Viel 42 Waukon June tion Herman Schonborn 24 West Branch Andrew J LVS 59 Merilo Huduleoton and Hones were drowned Saturday when their boat capsized in the Des Molnen river near Ottumwa Rodman was drowned when he fell off a raft into a pond on his fathers farm near Glenwood Viel was drowned near Waukon Junction Schonborn struckhis head on a beam when his automobile was passing over a bridge 14 miles north of Iowa City Less reputedly a wealthy farmer was accidentally killed while hunt Ing It was believed his gun was discharged as he crawled thru a fence OFFERS 3FOLD FARM AID PLAN Senate Refuses to Broaden Tariff Provisions of Tax BUI WASHINGTON May 23 W The threefold farm relief plan of the major farm organizations was submitted as an amendment to the tax bill today by Senator Nye R N Dak The senate refused to broaden the tariff provisions of the revenue bill to add an import tax of 8 cents on 100 pounds on phosphate rocks ought by Senator Trammell D President Hoover today sent to the senate the nomination of C B Denman of Missouri for reappoint ment for a term of six years as a member of the farm boatd Appeal for Rehearing Rejected WASHINGTON May 23 Swift and company and Armour and company were today refused a rehearing by the supreme court of their petition for a modification of the packers consent decree LEADERS VOICE FAITH IN YOUTH They Are Not Afraid to Go Ahead in Business BULLETIN Walertoo WM M tin IMS convention city tic Junior Clumber o late Monday Bob City WM etoetet prenUttft the state troop nieetUg and Allen WhltfkM Molnes Elwyii Kmffer New ton Md Mlllard f MUfer Ma son City vice presidents ANSWERING the challenge sued by a member of the sen ior generation of builaeomM Harry J Krusc executive secretary of the United Junior Cham ber of Commerce in tpeaktof tt the noon luncheon of the fourth an nual state convention at the Hotel HAOford Monday declared young men of America are not afraid to KO ahead In tad that junior chamber had bad the blRgent growth of itf history this year By the time the national con vention IB held this year said Mr Kruaz we will have 35 new mem bers in the national group of Dilutions The largest number of new orf aultatlODi we have ever had in one year in 13 yean prev ious to this was 30 Answered CheHenge Mr Krusc presented the record of the Junior Chamber of Com merce for the ytar the ten has been in Iowa m aatwer to a chaUenfe u conw extended from the Chamber of Commerce ttjr publiehtr of tat City GlpbeOsiette In welcoming the convention to Mason City Mr stated that the youiig manln buiinese has tlw greatent chance ever offered to one to prove his worth He asked the young men of today to have confi dence and belief in the future and go ahead The years 1921 to 1939 soft times easy times It was easy to be successful and the times de veloped soft leadership leaders with soft hand and I sometimes think soft heads said Mr Loomlt These times are not soft The men who win who push ahead who be come the leaders of the future will not be soft men One philosopher baa said Difficulties are the things that prove what men are You young men have plenty of oppor tunity to prove yourselves I am confident that you will do it Two More Admitted At noon 119 delegates had regis tered for the convention Molnes was leading In the number of delegates here with the excep tion of Mason City by a total of 12 and Newton had 8 delegates here and Fort Dodge and Waterloo 6 each Iowa City and Boone were ad mitted to membership fh the Iowa organization in the mornings bus ness session at the Hotel At this time the committee reports were also given and a telegram of greetings from the national presi dent George Olmstcad was He is on his way to Oklahoma City from where he will work west to the coast for national conven tion Iowa Is now leading the nation in the number of organizations withinthe state California is sec ond Officers Reoort Carl B Keiner or Ottumwa stata president and Everett Richards of Ottumwa secretary and treasurer gave reports at the morning session and R E Finlayson of Mason City welcomed the delegates Individual reports were given from the towns represented All members reported their or ganizations were behind the 5f Million Vote campaign beingcar ried on by the national organization which has the approval of President Torn to 7 Cniamn f Lands in England on I I Trip Home From U S i SOUTHAMPTON Eng May 23 T The DOX the worlds biggest flying boat landed here at p m today p m C S T after a flight from Vigo Spain after having crossed the Atlantic from Now York by stages Clarence Chamberlin WASHINGTON May 23 Senator Smith W Brookhart has in troduced a bill in the house asking that a congressional medal of honor he awarded Clarence D Chamber lin formerly of Denlson Iowa for making the first nonstop flight from America to Germany IOWA WEATHER Generally fair In south por tion possibly local thunder shoivcrs In north portion Mon day nljfht Tuesday Cooler Tuesday extreme wwt portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fol 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Svnday 75 Minimum In Night 43 At 8 A M Monday M Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 14 Minimum in Mtht ;