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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 7, 1933, Mason City, Iowa 1 0 E r S r M North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home XHE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1RB MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 71933 TE1S PAPEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 25 Liquor Tax Big Issue Amount of Revenue to Be Estimated Carefully By HERBERT PLUMAIEK ASHINGTON Nov 7 When the house ways and means committee gets around to the question of levy ing liquor taxes it can be put down as certain that very care ful attention will be given to esti mates of the probably yield a revenue When a beer bill was being urged before the committee as a revenue measure it seemed that everyone had a dif ferent idea as to how much money ivould flow into the treasury Esti mated revenue ranged from the fig ures of the then secretary of the treasury Ogden L Mills of 125 to 150 millions annually to the 350 millions predicted by the authors Tinder 85 flUUlons Unofficial figures on the revenue from beer for the first six months are slightly under 85 millions The treasury benefited from li quor taxes during the year prior to prohibition 1919 to the extent of 483 million dollars Estimates of revenue when and if the eighteenth amendment is repealed by most authorities far exceed this amount The hope of a balanced budget may depend on how well the com mittee on ways and means guesses Incidentally if the eighteenth amendment is repealed a very ser ious question of employment will face the federal government Rallying The Gangers There is it seems a shortage of liquor gaugers qualified to take up stations in bonded warehouses Pro hi bit ion made the business almost r obsolete At the tile government from 800 to 400 men for this type of work It is estimated that repeal would offer jobs for 3000 to 4000 To meet the demand the federal government now is considering two courses It either Will to conduct schools in liquor gauging or else pull those qualified for the job from other duties in the bureau of indus trial alcohol RFC PRICE FOR GOLD NOT RAISED London Quotation Drops to Dollar Below U S Value WASHINGTON Nov 7 price of an ounce was an nounced today R F C pur chases of newly mined domestic gold being no change from yester days quotation but representing an increase of over the London market This was the first time since the purchases began that the price was not raised overnight The London price declined today by one shilling 10 li pence to ou the basis of the sterling opening there at J490 Later the dollar weakened to 8100 Caskey Extradition Denied in Colorado DENVER Nov 7 E C Johnson today denied application for the extradition of Emmett Caskey to Des Moines where he is wanted on a charge of violating provisions of the state securities act AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Jim is a crank about bein kind to animals unless theyre the little ones that call him Pa STATE LIQUOR STORES PROPOSED Rioting Marks New York City Election MAN STABBED SCORE SLUGGED BY BLACKJACKS Fusion Group Talks of Asking Governor for State Troops NEW YORK Nov 7 lence and disorders accompanied voting in the municipal elections to day with fusion forces threatening to demand protection of national guard troops from gangs of ma rauding thugs One man was stabbed a score of election workers blackjacked and beaten and entire election board arrested as voters balloted in one of the stormiest elections In a gen eration in which Tammany is fight ing for survival and national politi cal influences are exerting strong outside pressure Request for Troops Assemblyman F L Hackenburg telephoned Chief Police Inspector John T OBrien from fusion head quarters that a request for troops would be forwarded to Gov Herbert H Lehman unless widespread dis orders were quelled within 15 min utes A police alarm was sent out in Brooklyn for a cruising squad of thugs who stabbed George Bennett a worker for Candidate Joseph V McKee and manhandled workers and watchers at various polling booths Added to an increasing number of arrests for illegal registration was the entire election board of the twentyninth election district which wag jailed on charges of permitting votes to be cast by persons allegedly unqualified Blackjacks Swing Blackjacks swung on fusion watchers on the lower East side felled William R Covington a spe cial deputy attorney general detail ed to election fraud investigations A gang fight took place in another polling place on the East side The fusion campaign manager William Chadbourne was arrested on a charge of assault preferred by a democratic worker as result of a fracas at a polling place in the twentysecond election district It grew out of Chadbournes demand for a police officer to arrest two election board members and the officers refusal The fusion threat to ask for troops grew out of a small riot par ticipated in by about 200 persons at a polling place over charges of re peating by fusion and Tammany workers Taken to Court Chadbourne was taken to Tombs court after the arrival of John T Dooling chairman of the Tammany law committee A force of 18000 police officers and men was mobilized to stop any disorders growing out of the heated campaign waged by the three prin cipal H La Guardia fusion Joseph V McKee and Mayor John P OBrien Tammany The fusion mayoral candidate himself was involved in a scene of disorder in Harlem and police In tervention narrowly averted an im Tom o TnKf1 Column 4 Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS col NOV you read this it will be election day six states are re pealing prohibition and New York City is repealing its mayor Its taken Al Smith 12 years of his life and a defeat for nom ination a defeat for the presi dency and just about every other type of bad break that a man that is in the right could get so when you newspapers write your editorials tomorrow Wednesday telling how it all come about kindly remember there was something under the brown derby besides a New York dialect And P S There is quite a few other things that this same gentleman has been ahead of his time on Smiths obituary should read He thought too fast for the mob Yours WILL ROGERS 1533 McNansht Syndicate REPEAL GOMES TO FINAL TEST Voters in Six States Tell Whether Question Has Been Settled By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Voters In half a dozen widely scattered stiitesTuesday are in whether 15 years of national prohibition shall end next month Of almost equal importance to a large portion of the electorate is New York Citys three way mayoral contest in which Tammanys long reign is at stake Elsewhere on th off year No vember election scat tered city and statjs tical observers hoped to gauge sentiment with an eye to congres sional campaigns next year Confident of Kcpcnl Confidence that the balloting in Pennsylvania Ohio North and outh Carolina Kentucky and Utah would climax the administrations WHEN POLLS CLOSE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Central Standard Time South Carolina 3 p m 5 p m in three North Carolina sundown about p Kentucky 4 p m count be gins Ohio p m Pennsylvania 6 p m Utah 8 p m campaign to restore liquor was ex pressed by Postmaster General Farley who also brought the na tional administration a bit closer to the New York race with a last min ute open appeal for election of Joseph V McKee Wet organization leaders forecast antiprohibition majorities in at least three of the sfx states voting alt that is necessary to assure elim ination of the eighteenth amend ment from the dry organization captains said there Turn to t Column 3 Miss Hise Carries Gun to Classes at S U L Sorority House All Night Guard of Police IOWA CITY Nov 7 garet Hise West Liberty carried a revolver to her University of Iowa classes today as police continued in vestigation of extortion letters which she has received during the last 10 days An all night police guard was stationed at the Delta Delta Delta sorority house where Miss Hise is a member last night after she re ceived a third threatening letter de manding that she have her father dig up 10000 and have it ready The letter was received yesterday afternoon Two Phone Calls Early last evening two telephone calls for Miss Hise were received at the sorority house but the person who called hung up before they could he traced Miss Hise said she received the first letter Oct 20 but thought It was a joke and tore it up When a second note came in the mail how ever she became alarmed and turned it over to the police A note which read we are watch ing you was found inside the screen of her bedroom window at the sorority house Saturday morning The room is on the second floor and adjoining the fire escape Typewritten and Unsigned All of the letters were typewritten and unsigned Those which came through the mails were postmarked from Iowa City and police have turned them over to postal authori ties Chief of Police W A Bender as serted that it is my opinion that this is the work of a maniac try ing to frighten the girl He said a guard would be maintained at the sorority as long as necessary Miss Hise a senior in the school of journalism Is the daughter of Mr and Mrs George Hise West Liberty Her father is publisher of the West Liberty Index FARMERS CARRY CLUBS TO CLEAR BLOCKED ROADS Pickets Desert Roads as Strike Breakers Go on Raid SIOUX CITY Nov 7 mo tor caravan of strike breaking farmers scoured roads north of Sioux City today in an unsuccessful attempt to locate pickets Gathering near the city limits on highway the cavalcade 11 autos containing about 50 farmers armed with baseball bats ax handles and clubs drove to a picket camp on highway 2 known as the Broken Kettle road They found a camp site located on a windswept hilltop Deserted but a fire still burning indicating that it had been abandoned only a short time before Carry Away Canvas The farmers tossed the wood and embers into a nearby gully ami carried away a large piece of can vas that has been used as a wind break Then the caravan left with the intention of going to Le Mars to ad FARMERS WARNED THOMPSON Nov today were farmers ing to reports that picketing to stop arrival of productswould start tomorrow Three local pro duce stationsand the Farmers cooperative creamery closed in observance of tho strike and trucks used by these companies were called in Ralph Nelson county holiday association chair man said holiday adherents were visiting other towns in Winne bago county to urge them to par ticipate in the strike vise Sheriff Rippey that they plan ned to keep the highways open themselves unless he took the pro per action to do so The strike breaking group was composed of farmers living north and northwest of Sioux City most of them engaged in dairy farming on a small scale in addition to gen eral farming Reports had been circulated that members of the Sioux City Milk Produces association intended to run the blockade but a search of the highways failed to locate a re ported collection of milk trucks Cold ncmoves Pickets Subfreezing temperatures appar ently had the effect of removing the pickets from the highways None was found at James on high way 75 where the blockade has been the most consistent Receipts of livestock by truck continued to dwindle at the Sioux City stockyards Today 18 head of cattle and 45 hogs comprised the total truck receipts Rail shipments included 23 cars of cattle 6J2 head 9 cars of hogs 30 head and 4 cars of sheep 536 head Most of it was from western and southern states The trucked livestock was said to have come from farms inside the picket lines Police Held Ready Sioux City police officers were held In readiness for possible out breaks in the city limits One squad car was stationed at the north city limits on highway 29 about a quar ter mile from the point where picket lines have been stationed No pickets were in evidence on the road however as the strike break ing farmers made their start from that point I W Reck president of the Sioux City Milk Producers association ran the milk from his farm Into the city early this morning Reck lives just outside the picket lines and found no pickets on duty when nc made the trip Other members of the association however had not come through and supposedly were waiting for the or ganization of the truck caravan to rush through In force Calling of national guard troops appeared indefinitely delayed pend ing possible further outbreaks of violence or sabotage No Troops Asked Sheriff William Tice upon whom Gov Clyde Herring placed the re sponsibility of requesting guards men if he felt the situation war ranted reported at his office this morning aftor an all night trip through the county surveying the situation He said he did not plan Turn lo 3j Column 2 SERVES 53 YEARS Beltaved to ho tho oldest post master In years of service in tho United States Forrest Wood ward of Langclon Minn has been ousted ami his postoffice discontinued as an economy measure Appointed by Presi dent Uutiicrford Hayes In 1880 Woodward has served Uncle Sam during 11 presidential ad ministratlnns Britain Will Part of TftnountDue Roosevelt Announces No Agreement in Debt Talks WASHINGTON Nov 7 President Roosevelt today an nounced the end of British war debt negotiations without an agreement but with the payment of 57500000 by Great Britain on its Dec 15 in stallment This token payment will be paid in American currency in lieu of the 5117000000 due from the British in midDecember under the existing agreement The president announced that in viev of the part payment he would not regard the British government as in default This was the attitude taken last June at which time the British paid about 10 per cent of the amount due and that in silver at the rate of 50 cents an ounce to the amount of Without Prejudice In his statement today Mr Roosevelt said the debt negotiations were concluded without prejudice until certain factors in the world and mone more clarified He revealed be had been assured by the British government that it continues to acknowledge the debt without of course prejudicing its right again to present the matter of Its readjustment and that on Dec 15 1333 it will give tangible expression of this acknowledgement by the payment of 57500000 in United States currency Advantage of Depreciation This would mean that the British treasury would have the advantage to that extent of the depreciation of the dollar which at todays Lon don market reached a level of flOy to the pound Coincident with the presidents statement Neville Chamberlain chancellor of the British exchequer announced the debt situation to the house of commons reading from the presidents statement and adding that hig government is ready to re sume negotiations for revision whenever after consultation with the president it may appear that this can usefully be done France Will Default PARIS Nov 7 debt default policy officials said today is unaltered by Great Brit ains decision to renew the token payment The government might have raised the question of debt nego tiations If England had settled but inasmuch as Great Britain failed to solve the problem neither the government nor the parliament the officials added Is likely to change its attitude Courthouse Repairs Completed CRESCO Nov re pairs have been made this fall and during the past summer on the Howard county courthouse at Crcsco at a total cost of Sli with a few bills yet outstanding 2GOPSENATE MEMBERS QUIT PARTY NOMINEE Drganization Blocked Vote Down Effort to Deny Miller Seat DES MOINES Nov 7 jplit in republican ranks today deadlocked the state senate and Dlockcd its attempt to complete or anization for the special session The fight was waged over the election of a president pro tern and he upper house finally recessed un il later in the day without reach ng a decision Two republicans refused to be jound by the party allignment and objected to casting their ballots for either of the two candidates for the office 21 Votes tn Inviii As a result the first roll call jnvc 24 votes to Senator H L Ir win of Clinton the democratic nom inee and the same number for Sen itor George Wilson from Des Moines the republican candidate The republican objectors Sena tors Irving II Knudson and Gar ritt E Roelofs finally voter for each other after a lengthy debate as to whether they should be com pelled to vote This made the count on the bal lot 24 for Irwm 24 lor Wilson one vote for RoelotB and one vote tor KnuaaonUeut Gov Nels KraucUel held the contest and the balloting continued Show Sumo Result Three other ballots showed the same result and efforts were made to continue with other business awaiting attention It finally was decided to recess until late this af ternoon to see if the problem could not be solved in conferences The fight over whether or not Roelofs and Knudson should be re quired to vote involved a number of members of the senate and showed a diversity of opinion It began when Senator Joe R Frailey R sought to invoke rule eight which requires all the mem bers to vote on a measure The chair finally ruled that it was the ntention of the Iowa constitution that all members should vote on such a question Two Trade riles Kundson then cast his ballot for Roelofs and Hoelofs in turn voted for Knudson Senator Knudson in explaining uis stand said there was personal reason why he did not wish to vote for either of the candidates which had been placed before the senate He declared that he would not be bound by party tics and that no one can crnck the whip to make me do something in which I do not be lieve We are down here for something greater than party purposes and far greater than any personal ideas or parties Senator Roelofs explained there was no personal feeling involved in his stand Vote for Own Kind If forced to vote I shall vote for it republican but for my own kind of a republican and I think I may choose as I like Senator Roelofs said I was not sent down here to sit in caucuses If called upon to vote I will vote for a progressive repub lican of my own choice Commenting on the result of the ballot Senator Frailey told the sen ate that now we know just how we stand We have 24 republicans 24 democrats and 2 puritans Earlier in the debate Senator Frailey had referred to the inde pendent republicans as mavericks and there was some lighter discus sion as to the definition of this classification On Party Lines Aside from Hoelofs and Knudson the vote was strictly on party lines 24 republicans for the candidate elected in their caucus and 24 dem ocrats balloting for the nominee of their caucus The deadlock left the net result of the senate session a decision to seat Senator Warren I Miller dem ocrat of Independence and the adoption of the rules of the forty fifth general assembly as the tem porary rules of the special session The senate defeated an attempt to substitute a minority vote for the majority vote of its committee on credentials The minority report contended that Millers acceptance of the acting postmastership at In Turn o rage 2 Cntunm 4 Summary of Proposals of Study Group GOVERNOR GETS PLAN DRAWN UP DES MOINES Nov re port of the Iowa commission to study liquor control legislation rec ommends Repeal of all existing Iowa liquor statutes Appointment by the governor with consent of the senate of a liquor control commission of five members for six years rotating terms salaries to be 3BOO an nually Appointment by the commission of a liquor control administration at a salary of from to 510000 annually Establishment of state owned stores for the sale of all alcoholic beverages except beer As Selling Agents In the event that state owned stores are unconstitutional the es tablishment of one or more state controlled holding corporations to act as selling agents only Licensing inspection and control of manufacture of all liquors except beer Regulation of liquor prices by the commission specifying that they will be low enough to prevent illicit competition Individual purchasing permits costing 1 each to be issued by county court clerks revoUable for cause with the fee to he divided equally between the county and the commission Local option through the require ment of a majority vote in cities ind towns for establishment of liquor stores For tight Liquors On premises sale of light al coholic liquors in hotels clubs res taurants etc through special 11 Prohibiting liquor sales on Sun days holidays and election days No statutory tax on liquors rev enue through liquor sales to accru to the state No recommendations for change in the present beer law Establishment of a board of tern perance education financed out o liquor revenue A minority report by the Rev Stoddard Lane of Des Moines anc Judge R G Moon of Ottumwn rec ommends in addilion a prohibition against hard liquor advertising RUSSIAN ENVOY ARRIVES IN NY Litvinoff Says No Treaties to Be Negotiated on His Visit NEW YORK Nov 7 Litvinoff soviet commissar for for eign affairs arrived today for his momentous conversations with Pres ident Roosevelt expressing the hope that the establishment of normal relations between the soviet govern ment and the United States would now bring actual disarmament We shall negotiate no treaties while we arc here the Russian for eign minister told interviewers who met him down the bay on the liner Berengaria From the liner he was taken in a special tug to Jersey City to catcl a special train for Washington Merchandise Taken From Damons Store Through Skylight By means of a rope lowered through the skylight of the Damons Inc store 107 North Federal ave nue burglars entered the building Monday night and stole 18GC worth of merchandise Three mens calfskin leather jackets of light rei and brown colors two polo jacket of brown color one blue all woo polo jacket and three all wool knit sweaters green tan and blue am six E and W white shirts size IB and seven pairs of mens gloves were taken from the store Repeal of All Existing Iowa Liquor Laws Recommended TEXT ON PAGE 10 DES MOINES Nov G trol of liquor traffic through a state commission and distribution either through state liquor stores 01 through a statecontrolled holdinn corporation is recommended by the Iowa liquor control plan commis sion Signed by the nine members of the commission who have carried on an intensive study since appoint ment by Gov Clyde Herring the re port was made public by the gover nor today In addition two of the members signed a minority report declaring for prohibition of all ad vertising of hard liquors The commission recommended hat a bill Incorporating it sugges ions be presented to the special egisiative session which convened day and proposed as a first step peal of all Iowa liquor statutes in onfliet with its proposals Promote Temperance Declaring that it has used promn ion of temperance as the yardstick n its study of the liquor laws of he other states and of foreign conn vies the commission expressed be iet that a code hosed on Its recom mendations will move Hatisfactovily control tvaftlc in liquor than any laws heretofore enacted in this state Diguing toe report were DrM A Tinley oZ and members Joe R Frailey Rich ard R Lane O R Latham Bernard Manley E G Moon the Rev Stod dard Lane W RLee and John W Carey The Rev Mr Lane and Judge Moon signed the minority comment The commission recommended the principle of local option in the es tablishment of any liquor stores 01 the issuance of special licenses Mu nicipalities by a majority voto In a special election could permit such stores or special permits and the proposed state commission would have power to regulate the number of stores System of Monopoly As to distribution of liquor the commission favored a system of ab solute monopoly by the state through the slateowned stores but inid that if this plan is deemed un onstitutional it recommends the CH nblishment of state controlled hold ng corporations with subsidiaries to uct us selling agents only Either plan contemplates the ap lointment of a state commission of ive members named by the gover nor with the consent of the senate or rotating terms of six years with niuial salaries of 53600 The proposed commission under he state monopoly plan would have he exclusive right to the sale of high content alcoholic beverages in state owned liquor stores for con sumption off the would establish stateowned retail stores lave the right to grant spcciiil li censes for consumption on certain premises and be authorized to li cense inspect and control the man ufacture of 11 liquors except beer Import and Sell The commission also would have exclusive authority to blend import and sell liquors to fix prices for Its merchandise to regulate prices on liquor sold through the special li censes and to change prices at will At all times quality should bo kept high enough and prices should be kept low enough to prevent com Continued Illness of HartzelPs Attorney Delays Fraud Tria SIOUX CITY Nov 7 tinued illness of Carl W Goltz chief defense counsel for Oscar M Hart zell alleged Drake estate promoter today caused further delay in the trial in federal court for using the mails to defraud Goltz suffering from a bad cold was advised by his physician to remain at his home Turn tn rnjcr Z Ojtn IOWA WEATHER Fair colder In tlm extreme cast not so cold In the north xviHt portion TinStUy cloud I mvss and hlightlv warmer LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2t hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday Kfi Minimum In Night 2 At A M Tuesday Trace Driven by a westerly wind the most blizzardlike storm of the win ter descended upon Mason City early Tuesday morning and continued into the forenoon Before noon huw ovcr the skies had lifted and the yun had peeked through ;