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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 21, 1934, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION r VOL XLI ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WltUB SKKV1CB MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 21 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 35 Compromise Is Expected F R Not Likely to Change Strategy With Congress By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON Nov 21 Few political ob servers here be lieve that Presi dent Roosevel will make an radical departur in his strateg of handling th incoming con gross from tha he employed i dealing with th last H i a metho during the las session was t compromise rath er than figh There has been nothing so far t indicate he plans to discard tha 3 formula It worked for him before Glanc jjat the record The white house compromisec Jlast winter with the silverites witt Sthe hackers of the railroad pension fbil and the FrazierLemke farm s bankruptcy act At the same time however i Managed to head off the bonus the McLeod bank payoff bill the cur inflationists and some of the Snore exaggerated spending meas iares If I Spending Congress The president will have much the iteme situation with which to con Jcend in the coming session The congress promises to be in impending mood perhaps even more fjso than was the last if The big test will come with re ijief It has been indicated at the rfvhite house the budget for the fis al year beginning next July 1 wil fbe about as large as that approved fy congress for regular and emer gency expenditures during the present fiscal year or about 00000000 Past experience has shown tha a rule members of congress have tendency to demand larger sums br relief proposed by the ad However muchthe administration might wish to limit the total out in the face of unemployment figures recently made public by the American Federation of Labor as well as other factors it might find congress reluctant to accede to its wishes Reasonable Figure Mr Roosevelts task therefore will be to arrive at a figure he can reasonably expect to hold against the onslaughter of those who would spend to the limit That figure too must not be so large as to scare capital If he is a more difficult task hardly can be imag of the victory will be won The incoming congress may be convinced that spending is the most popular function of government at present with the mass of voters Its up to President Roosevelt and his aides to keep expenditures with in reasonable limits without sacri fice of his command and leadership Phantom Slugger of 9 Colorado U CoEds Did It Just for Fun BOULDER Colo Nov 21 The phantom slugger of nine coeds at the University of Colorado is high school boy who did it just for fun Chief of Police R C Prater said the youth Jack Churches 18 con fesed he hit the girls with his fist just to see how good a ooxer I was and that he enjoyed hearing the girls squeal Churches taken into custody as a suspect in the theft of a radio was quoted by the police chief as saying he did not intend to injure the girls seriously and made no attempt to molest them otherwise FORECAST IOWA Mostiy cloudy Rains in southeast and extreme east much colder Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy colder much colder in east portion MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thurs day moderate cold wave to Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 62 Minimum in Night 40 At 8 A M Wednesday 40 Rainfall 18 Novembers moisture total Wed nesday stood at 271 inches which Is almost twice as much as the av erage total for the entire month over 40 years here in Mason City The drought ended last May so far as this locality is concerned THREE BODIES FOUND IN TRUNK Four Members of Crew Lost in Ship Collision STEAMER SINKS IN LAKE HURON 14 MEN RESCUED Other Ship Damaged bu Able to Move Under Own Power ALPENA Mich Nov 21 Four members of the crew of th steamer W C Franz were los early today ina collision 30 mile south by east of Tnunder Ba island Lake Huron between th Franz and the Edward E Loomis A message from the steame Seiss Brothers standing by veri fied by O K Falor operator of radio station at Rogers City sai the Franz sank and that 14 sur vivors of its crew had been take aboard the Loornis which was pro eeding under ta own power wit considerable water in its forwar hold Had Crew of 18 The Franz had a crew of 1 rLadio messages said the Loomi was badly damaged forward in th collision The sea was moderate the mes sages said but visibility still bad The collision occurred in the early morning hours in a heavy fog The exact location of the collision was given as 30 miles south by eas from Thunder Bay island or I miles east by southeast of Sturgeon point light The W C Franz was a stee screw steamer of 2429 gross ton nage owned by the Algona Centra and Hudson Bay railroad He captain was Alex Mclntyre The Loomis is a Great Lakes Transi orporation vessel The Franz left Port Colborne Ont for Fort Williams Ont A message from the Reis Brothers said the Loomis was head ng for Harbor Beach Mich where here is a coast guard station The lames of the fuur crew members ost ware not available nor could be learned the exact extent o he damage to the Loomis It was eported however that the Loomis rew had the pumps at work and iad the situation in hand Built in 1901 The Franz a freighter 346 feet ong was built in 1901 and was egistered in Sault Ste Marie Mich The Loomis is in command of Capt Alex McKenzie a lake vet ran The chief engineer is Harold She carries a crew of 3 men and has a gross tonnage of 279 The ship was built in 1900 nd Buffalo is her home port The Franz had delivered a cargo f wheat at Port ColborneOnt nd was upbound for another load f grain NEWARK PAPERS PRESSES SILENT trikirig Editorial Workers Rush to Press With Paper of Their Own NEWARK N J Nov 21 he Newark Morning Ledgers big resses were silent today while triking editorial workers in a little rint shop nearby rushed to press ith a paper of their own Soon after L T Russell pub isher announced suspension of the edger last night the strikers erming the move a victory for ieir cause organized a makeshift taff and gathered bulletins on ical news and politics for publica on today The Reporter is the four page apers name Volunteer lino pers helped to rush production strike leaders said Newark newspaper guild leaders in charge of the strike planned to circulate 18000 copies 800 More Men Work on Iowa PWA Jobs DES MOINES Nov 21 Hang C Pfund Iowa director of the National Reemployment service re ported an increase of 800 place ments of men on PWA payrolls dur ing October 5525 in employment ot PWA last month compared with 4575 in September Empressof Island Not One of Dead Radio First Accurate Descriptions of 2 Bodies LOS ANGELES Nov 21 First accurate descriptions of the two bodies found Saturday on a waterless rock of the Galapagos Archipelago established today with apparent certainty that the strange Empress of Charles Baroness Eloise Bonsquet de Wag not one of the victims A radio messageto the Associated Press from Capt Manuel Rodrique of the tuna clipper Santa Amaro who found the bodies gave a de scription of the smaller body which fitted Alfred Rudolph Lorenz of Paris Lorenzs passport was found near the bodies Estranged Companion He was an estranged companion of the Baroness de Wagner brought by her to the old convict isle of Charles about two years ago Doubt that the second body larg er of the two was any of the nine known inhabitants of the convict isle which is 160 miles south of the scene of the tragic discovery was expressed here by a man familiar with all the figures there Six Feet Tall The second body was reported by Captain Rodriquez to be six feet tall with head bald in front and a slight tuft of brown hair in back W Charles Swett first officer of the exploration cruiser Velero ID Haflr cock suggested the i second might be that of a Norwegian fish erman named Nuggerood said that was not that tall and that he did not know that Nugger ood was bald although he had seen him a number of times SEE FIGHT OVER REPORT ON INDIA Committee in Favor of All India Federation of Self Governing Units LONDON Nov 21 oint parliamentary committee on Indian reforms advocated an all ndia federation comprised of self governing units in its long waited eport made public today The report urges this system be ubstituted for the present central zed government Eleven provinces f British India two of them new would be linked in the federal sys em with the native Indian states which would enter the federation iy voluntary act of their rulers Proposals Followed These recommendations in the nain followed the proposals laid own in the governmental white laper of last year for the form of ndian government in the direction f granting self rule with safe guards This is in other words till reserving control over vital uestions of defense external rela ions and the like to the viceroy and hrough him the British govern ment while extending internal self to the new legislatures The report was made public as a ook and there were those who be eved it might prove a bombshell in Cnglish politics since it concerns the mmediate future of a government f 300000000 persons Best Seller Book The book believed destined fo best seller ranks perhaps exceed ng any British government docu ent in history is the bulky report f the joint select committee of par ament on home rule for India Conservatives are so divided on le Indian question that a fierce ruggle over the bill within the arty may surpass the fight of the overnment against opposition par es Car in Which Two Met Death All that was left of n car following a collision with a truck south of Northwood early Tuesday is shown above 1wo occupants were killed and two injured while returning home from a dance at Manly One side of the truck and a wheel were ripped off Photo by Lock engrav ing by TWO INJURED AS CAR KITS TRUCK Clear Lake Men Confined in Local Hospital Following Early Morning Crash Stanley Sorenson 22 and Floyd Wirtz 22 Clear Lake were injured about 6 oclock Wednesday morning when the car in which they were riding collided with a Brady truck driven by Clifford Johnson 703 Fourth street southwest near the Grimmfarm on highway 18 about onehalf mile east of the new air port cast rat the time of the accident with Stan ley Sorenson driving Caroll Soren sons car The truck was moving slowly eastward at the time of the accident and the driver stated that another car passed it moving west just before the Clear Lake car ran into the truck from the rear ac cording to the report made to Sher iff J M Robertson Mr Sorenson is in a critical con dition suffering a skull fracture and internal injuries while Mr Wirtz received a broken jaw split tongue and internal injuries They were to the Mercy hospital where they are confined for treatment The men were enroute to the Ma son City Beet Sugar company where they are employed Mr Sor enson son of Mr and Mrs Bert Sorenson Clear Lake was employed by D D Dye at the Home Oil com pany during the past summer CLOTHES LUNCHBOX BOOKS OF MURDERED GIRL FOUND BURIED NASHVILLE Tenn Nov The clothes schoolbooks and lunch box of 6 year old Dorothy Distel hurst were found today buried about 20 feet from the grave where her body was discovered last week Firemen digging in the vicinity of the grave at the direction of the prosecutors office made the dis covery The clothing and books were buried under about a foot of earth The body of the little Distelhurst girl who disappeared Septemebr 19 while on her way home from kind ergarden was discovered the after noon of November 13 by two Ne gro workmen digging flower beds on the grounds of the Davidson County Tuberculosis hospital It was buried under two inches of soil No clue to her slayer has been found BLAMES FAILURE ONCONFIDENCE InsuII Defense Lawyer Calls Fraud Case Attempt to Crucify Character FEDERAL COURTHOUSE CHI CAGO Nov 21 in the Insull mail fraud trial today heard the case branded an attempt to crucify character unfair to men whose financial downfall was based on too much confidence This was the closing plea of At torney Charles E Lounsbury first of flight defense attorneys to address the 14Senin BeEeBETHrioldthe jurors that to find Samuel Insull and his aides guilty in the case would require finding that the 17 defendants suddely went insane and scuttled their own ship Describing the crash of Insulls two billion dollar utility system Lounsbury declared They passed up a hundred chances to get out with profit if they were crooks Whether this prosecution was in tended to appease uninformed pub clamor or whether it was a sop to the unthinking spirit of the mob we do not know but the result is an attempt to crucify character upon the cross of prejudice The names of Former President Hoover John D Rockefeller Sr and Roger Babson business statistician came into Lounsburys account of j optimism with which business lead ers viewed the market crash of 1929 and the dull days of 31 and early 32 SAYS PARAGUAY READY TO HALT BATTLE AT ONCE League Delegate Favor Demobilizing Armies in Chaco War GENEVA Nov 21 Ha mon Caballero Bedoya Paraguayan delegate to the league of nations today promised immediate cessation of hostilities and demobilization without delay of the opposing arm ies as prime steps toward ending the Chaco war The Paraguayan official suggestion advanced as modifications to the draft of the re port to the league prepared by its Chaco committee also involvec these points disarmament with reduction and limitation of arma ments of new purchases of war material under Internationa contsol Program Is Outlined to settle the sub stance of the dispute once concilia tion has been effected through the program outlined by Paraguayan pact of nonaggression de fining aggressors to be modeled upon the multilateral pact signec at London in 1933 Dr Caballeros proposals involved cessation of hostilities withou jjwaittog v TheParaguayan programs vita proposals not contained in the ori ginal draft were the demobilization of armies and the nonaggression pact To Separate Armies He told the committee You ar range to separate the armies but you havent disarmed them Asked how much time Paraguay needs to say whether it accepts or rejects the report Bedoya replied that he could not say for the mo ment but thought the report should be held intact Earlier the great powers spiked a last minute move of the Balkan states to torpedo the projected in ternational embargo on furthei arms shipments to Paraguay and Bolivia Second Purification of New Orleans by Huey Called Success NEW ORLEANS Nov 21 The second purification of New Orleans invoked by U S Senator Huey Long in his drive to close gambling houses appeared success ful today The TimesPicayune says that gambling was suddenly halted in several houses Long first put a stop to gambling in New Orleans and neighboring parishes prior to the congressional 11 primary of Sept Threatening Strike in New York Averted NEW YORK Nov 21 threatening strike which would have stopped thousands of eleva tors in Mannattan was averted early today through an agreement reached by Mayor LaGuardias ar bitration committee OConnell Appointed Receiver for Dawes Republic Trust Firm CHICAGO Nov 21 Judge John Prystalski today ap pointed William L OConnell of Chicago receiver for the Central Republic Trust company e n I Jud6 made the appointment LfrastlC Secrecy Main rOint shortly after counsel for State Au ditor Edward J Barret had pre sented a bill asking dissolution of the trust company long identified as a Dawes institution because NAVY MOVES TO END ESPIONAGE of New Policy Begun by Swanson WASHINGTON Nov 21 a new policy of drastic secrecy the American navy believed today it had struck a blow at unofficial es pionage through which naval in formation was said to have leaked away to foreign powers Secretary Swanson after reviv ing the wartime security section of the office of naval intelligence has ordered more restrictions on data disclosing new naval devices and de velopments The navy is making sure that no important information on naval se crets strays into official reports that might fall into the hands of unauthorized persons or might ap pear in motion pictures Foreigners must obtain permission of the chief of naval operations as well as the chief of the bureau of navigation before visiting American naval ves sels New ships such as the air craft carriers Yorktown En terprise and Ranger are being guarded especially It is a move to put the United States into a better bargaining po sition with foreign powers in trad ing naval data Although the navy always has guarded its secrets the London naval treaty requires that certain as speed and tonnage of vessels and caliber of made public Recently however the navy was said to have found it difficult to get data from some nations through cooperative exchange Fire Destroys Store WICHITA FALLS Tex Nov 21 destroyed the J C Pen ney store building today with the loss including stock estimated at 275000 Gen Charles Gates Dawes former vice president of the United States was one of its major stockholders Receivership followed by less than 48 hours the filing of a suit in federal court by the Reconstruction Finance corporation in an effort to recoup a balance of out standing on an loan it advanced to the Old Central Repub lic bank and Trust company in 1932 3 CHILDREN DIE AS HOUSE BURNS Father Mother and 2 Year Old Boy Are Rescued by Firemen CAMBRIDGE Mass Nov 21 small children lost their lives today in a fire which demol ished their North Cambridge home Firemen were able to rescue their mother and father Charles and Hilda Smith and a 2 year old brother Charles Jr The victims were Eugene 5 Chandler 4 and Leonard 10 weeks The children were sleeping in a room off the kitchen of the home as fire swept through the room Both the mother and father suf fered second degree burns and were taken to the Cambridge City hospi tal Charles Jr was only slightly hurt Firemen saved the parents as they were making vain efforts to reach the youngsters Origin of the fire which appar ently started in the kitchen was undetermined Creston Gets Busy Storing UpRainwater 2 Inch Fall of Past Days Supplements Daily Dole By LORNE E KENNEDY Associated Press Staff Writer CRESTON Nov 21 the drought beset crews of old time sailing vessels the population of Creston was busy today storing away in more permanent contain ers the water collected in every handy receptacle from the two inch rainfalls of the past four days Tubs barrels and buckets were at a premium as the townspeople turned enthusiastically to the busi ness of collecting water to help re lieve the acute shortage in munici pal water supplies The first sustained rainfall in weeks was herded carefully from rooftops and low lying ground Though dirty with soot and dust the rainwater was welcomed as supplement to the five gallons day supply now doled out to each of the 10000 residents Two Weeks Reserve Officials of the city water plant estimated the rains had added an extra two weeks reserve to Lake McKinley one of the two small natural bodies from which public reservoirs are normally fed But Summit lake they said with most of its shallow bed turned to a cracked field of marsh grass drank the rain into the ground The nor mal 300 million gallon supply in Summit lake is now less than eighl million gallons Lake McKinlay normally holding now has about 18 millions gallons The rainfall was a beneficent aid to housekeepers pocketbooks hard hit by the new emergency water rate of a thousand gallons Nor mal rates are 35 cents a thousand Tubs Barrels Sold Some families to add to their private supplies filled bathtubs to allow the refilling of smaller con tainers while hardware stores re ported brisk business in tubs and barrels with advent of the rains Facing water emergencies since midsummer Crestou recently lost state relief aid when water ship ments by rail from Council Bluffs were suspended after refusal of the town to vote approval for local bonds to finance new water sources A new special election on bonds is now being awaited with relief aid to be determined on the result STORY BRANDED PUBLICITY STUNT Butlers Tale of Fascist Plot Probed MacNider Is Mentioned NEW YORK Nov 21 Smedley D Butlers reported story of a fascist plot to make him dictator of the United States was labeled today by Gerald C Mac Guire a bond salesman a pub licity stunt de void of truth Neverthel ess the congressional committee on un American activi ties continued its investigation of the former ma rine corps chiefs purported charges that he SMEDLEY o BUTLER had been np roached by street brokers to lead an army of 500000 former soldiers and others to march on Washington and seize control of he federal government Chairman John W McCormick of the house committee promised a borough investigation saying we are going to get at the bottom of his matter and we are going to call witnesses and records that will bring out the that may bs Two Hours Chairman McCormick and Rep Samuel Dickstein vice chairman heard General Butler for more than two hours yesterdav and aid later that Butler had repeated most of the statements attributed o him in a newspaper story in which details of the plot were iven Both members said Genera Butler made it clear he had flatly ejected all proposals made by the fascist group The assertion that Butlers story was a publicity stunt came from Turn to fuse 3 Column J WOMAN HELD ON MURDER CHARGE UPONDISCOVERY Admits Owning Trunk Denies Knowledge of Babies Deaths NEW YORK Nov 21 covery of the bodies of three infants in a trunk which had been checked in a Brooklyn warehouse on July 15 1932 was disclosed today in the lineup at police headquarters The discovery led to the arrest of a woman who identified herself as Ruby Clarke 36 of Rocky Road Upper Nyack N Y Questioned in the lineup she said the trunk be longed to her hut denied she had known what it contained Since the summer of 1932 the trunk had gathered dust in the warehouse located at 25 Lexington avenue Brooklyn Suspicious work men finally opened it and made the find yesterday Police speedily traced ownership of the luggage Married 16 Years Ago Miss Clarke said that she was married 16 years ago to a man named Mahod and that on his death six years later she resumed her maiden name of Clarke At the time she sent the tnmk to the warehouse she lived at 1000 President street Brooklyn Miss Clarke said she was a gradu ate of Vermont Teachers college and that she taught school in Ver mont prior to 1924 After that and until three years ago she said she was employed as a bookkeeper by various Long Island banks On Hunting Trip JTppn pres ent address police with her parents and learned she was on a hunting trip near Lake George N Y Detectives got in touch with her and she returned volun tarily last night The condition of the three bodies prevented immediate determination of their age or sex Miss Clarke appeared composed during quizzing by Inspector Joseph Donovan Miss Clarke is under arrest on a charge of homicide brought against her by the district attorneys office last night Contained Clothing When she sent the trunk to the warehouse Miss Clarke said it con tained an accumulation of miscel pictures books and a few articles of clothing She had been paying a month storage on the trunk she said and also on some furniture there Police reported that the woman iad pointed out to them that the lock on the trunk was defective and that it was bound only by a strap The prisoner a woman of medium leight was well groomed and taste fully dressed River Floods Mine LE CREUSOT France Nov 21 great subterranean river Droke through the walls of tha Saint Charles mine here today The 400 miners reached the surface safely Map of America The New Map of North America now available to our readers is not only a map but a coat 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