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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 20, 1933, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOLXL FIVE CEfaTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 20 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 10 Emphasis in NRA Shifted Spotlight Is Now on Those Directly Involved By HERBERT PLUMMER Oct 20 Those who have watch ed TJRA from the beginning are ob s e r v in g what might be called a shift of emphasis relating to it and its work General John son and his aides who so long have held the center of the stage day by day seem to be merging into the r e c o very pro gram as a whole That change may be noticed in thfc present attendance at thead ministrators biweekly press con ferences It is seen in the absence of the milling crowds in the corridors around headquarters of NRA A few weeks ago a Johnson press conference resembled something like a rally of Washington newspaper men Only one of the presidents outnumbered his in of attend ance At first it was necessary to con duct them in a large room on the first floor of the department com merce building Now the correspon dents very easily may be arranged around the generals desk in his pri vate office Sharing The Spotlight But at that never a day passes that several important stories do not come out of NRA headquarters The difference is that now it isnt the whole show as once it was Johnson himself predicted this when recently he said that NRA had entered its third enforce ment stage The implication was that the code or organization period was about over The scene of interest has changed to those directly involved in the re cqyerylysprogram Synchronization v amatterof gieat con cern to high government officials as to how that 90day period between the time the manufacturer makes laia outlay and the time he will be gin to get returns is to be bridged A Little Unfreezing Thats why the Buy Now Cam paign was started Thats why the government is so concerned over credit expansion plans The whole idea of refunding some two billions of Liberty bonds at this time may have been linked up with the governments desire to J put more money into circulation The effort to release frozen bank j deposits is another example of the j drive which is now on RUSSIAN TRADE PACT PLANNED Correspondence Leading to Ultimate Recognition to Be Revealed WASHINGTON Oct 20 An exchange of correspondence be tween President Roosevelt and the unrecognized soviet government will be Imade public late today at the white house The correspondence opens the way for new trade relations and points the pathto ultimate recog nition but it was emphasized in of Jicial sources that it does not con stitute recognition now Arrangements have been made at Moscow and Washington for simultaneous release of the ex change of letters This is the first move by the i United States toward diplomatic dealing with the soviet since the establishment of the communistic government in 1919 AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Amy was thinkin of get tin a divorce but John looks so different with his new teeth that its like havin n new husband F R WILL ACT IN FARM UNREST Herring Postpones All Delinquent Tax Sales EMILY R HARRIS WHO CAME HERE IN 1853 IS DEAD Pioneer Woman Suc cumbs in Apartment After Short Illness Mrs Emily R Harris S3 who came to Mason City when the town contained but three logcabins and who for a half century played an important part in the business social civic and religious life of the community died at 4 15 oclock Fri day morningin her rooms at 123V North Federal avenue For years she had been a semi invalid being afflicted with rheu matism necessitating a crutch and a cane to get about in her rooms More recently she caught a cold which turned into pneumonia The effect of this disease on her heart brought about her death Funeral services will be held at the Patterson funeral home Satur day afternoon at 2 oclock with the Rev David L Kratz of the Church of Christ in charge Came in 1853 To tell the story of the life of Mrs Harris would be to unfold the entire history of Mason City from the time when three little cabins nestled along the streams back in 1853 for it was that year that she arrived here with her parents and and three sisters trav vered wagon with ox Tfiefather CJohn Russell built a logcabin 20 by the banks of what was then Lime creek in sec tion 10 Li Lincoln township near the old settlement of Wheelenvood 10 miles northwest of Mason City The early life of the family was one of constant association with Indians many incidents of which Mrs Harris recalled with surpris ingvividness to the time of her death Her acquaintance with the early life of the community as well as her retentive memory made her of inestimable help in the prepara tion of Little Stories of Mason Citys Past a book by Miss Edith Rule Brothers Enlisted When the Civil war broke out all five of the Russell brothers en listed but one was returned when it was found he was crippled in the shoulder The four brothers fought through the war leaving two on the southern battlefields Emily Russell married Dr Shor iand Harris one of tiie early pio neer physicians in 1871 He died in 1905 Two sons were born one dying in 1876 and Roy V Harris who lives at 1026 Third street southwest Mrs Harris early in life began to show more than usual ability in business affairs and 40 years ago established a music store which she operated for a number of years selling pianos organs and sewing machines in the same building in which her husband conducted one of the towns first two drug stores Active in Community Having an alert mentality that reached far beyond the activities traditionally left to women especial ly in those days she took anactive part in the affairs of the commun ity She was a charter member of the Church of Christ and was ever ready to do her part in religious and civic enterprises Mrs Harris enjoyed an exception ally large circle of friends during her life time many of whom pre ceded her in death A remarkable personality Mrs Harris was a forceful example of the leading pioneer women with her qualities of resourcefulness mental grasp of af fairs and her peculiar ability to keep to the forefront in the rapid march of progress that has been evident in the prairie years spanned by her life With her passed another of the few remaining links of the present with the original settlement of Ma son City Germany Still Bound by League Covenant GENEVA Oct 20 of nations officials emphasized to day that Germany is bound indef initely by the covenant of the league despite its resignation since the covenant is a part the treaty of Versailles First Issue Published CRYSTAL LAKE Oct local school published its first edi tion of The Panorama the school paper The editor is Mariam Nelson HOLLOWELL DIES THOMAS P HOLLOWELL Warden of Iowa Prison 13 Years Loses His Fight Hollowell Won Recognition for His Work With Criminals FORT MADISON Oct 20 Maj Thomas P Hollowell who achieved national recognition for his work with criminals during 13 years as warden of Fort Madison penitentiary died today of a cere bral hemorrhage His death ended a battle of more thanva year against poor jiealth a condiflopthat lea tlon as a weeksiagbf when Gol Glenn C Haynes was ap pointed his successor Hollowell when he came to the penitentiary in 1920 introduced sev eral new methods In the treatment of prisoners Including the honor system Welfare at Heart The tribute of men who worked with him was that he always had the prisoners welfare at heart and his greatest ambition was to turn them back Into society qualified to take their places as law abiding citizens Despite that the honor system took many prisoners outside the walls of the penitentiary as work ers on prison farms and quarries few of them tried to escape Hollowell sought to regain his health a year ago when he entered the Hines veterans hospital at Chi cago for treatment Later lie was discharged but his health became so poor he resigned his post a few weeks ago and spent the remaining days of his life at home trying to recuperate Left for Drive He appeared to be making prog ress and left the house for a drive in the country last Tuesday He suffered the stroke however the following day and died without re gaining consciousness Military funeral services for Hoi lowell will be held at p m Monday at the Union Presbyterian church here Burial will be made in the soldiers lot of the Fort Madi son cemetery The body willlie in state at a funeral home Clements Sunday REPORT RANSOM MONEY FINDING Justice Department Refuses Comment on Lindbergh Case Discovery WASHINGTON Oct 20 Justice department officials today declined to comment on reports that a new portion of the Lindbergh ransom money had been discovered Such reticence is custnmery in cases of the kind officials foiling that to give out details as they de velop hinders them in their efforts to apprehend the criminals for whom they are searching Graf Zeppelin on Its Way toU S PERNAMBUCO Brazil Oct 20 Graf Zeppelin arrived here from Rio de Janeiro early today on its flight to the United States It carried 17 passengers most of them bound for the Worlds fair at Chicago The German Zeppelin is due at Chicago Wednesday Music to Play Important Pan in Corn Festival in Mason City Next Week Champion and School Bands Will Play Music will play a big part in the corn festival days Thursday Friday and Saturday of next week The plans of the committees in charge of the three day observance included concerts by both the mu nicipal and the high school bands and plans for other musical events that will be a n n o u n c ed later Mason City members of the American Fed eration of Mu sicians are join ing with the un ion music ians throughout the country in play ing a part in the NRA buy now movement In line with this pa triotic effort the Mason City un ion musicians have expressed their willingness to supply their share civic helpfulness in the corn fes tival next week Concerts in Central Park The Mason City champion muni cipal band is to give a concert at park from 230to 4bclock Thursday7ttfternooiiiVidiit 26 lithe firstof theithree day fali festival event Through the cooperation of high school authorities the high school championship hand is to give a con cert in Central park at Friday afternoon Music at other times and places throughout the city will be an nounced later as plans are com pleted Because of the excellent co operation offered by the musicians it will be possible literally to have a shop to music In the city for the three day fall festival The committees in charge have expressed their gratification for the cooperation of the citys musicians in this and other civic events Prizes Offered A large number of prizes are to be given those attending the festi val Besides the contest for the largest ears of corn with its 54 prizes there will be prizes for those bringing the largest families the oldest married couples the youngest married couples the longest mar ried couple and the most recently married couple and the one coming the longest distance Other events connected with the festival will be announced in sub sequent issues of the GlobeGazette Will Rogers FORT WORTH Tex Oct 20 President Garner Post master General Farley all the democrats in Washington that amount to anything Governor Ferguson and everybody in Fort Worth today at openingof rac ing and to attend Amon Carter dinner Twenty or thirty thou sand people at a beautiful race track in a state where the horse was responsible for makingit what it is is a lovely sight Tex as is full of democrats full of resources and full of confidence Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1933 McNnught Syndicate Pays With His Life for Fatal Shooting of His Boyhood Chum McALESTER Okla Oct 20 Patton the 25 year old slay er for whom more than 2000 per sons sought executive clemency paid the extreme penalty with a Negro attacker at states prison shortly after midnight Patton who killed his 19 year old boyhood chum Robert Wall died in the electric chair five minutes after the shouting Negro Charles Dumas had been pronounced dead The youth claimed he killed Wall in self defense in a fight after Wall had made Improper advances to ward a girl But the state said young Wall was shot to death for his car and money Report Polly Moran to Marry Attorney HOLLYWOOD Oct 20 though neither of the principals could be reached for a statement it was reported by friends of the pair today that Polly Moran screen co medienne and Martin Malone Los Angeles attorney would marry this month Fred Is All Through Helping His Friends LEWISTOWN Mont Oct 20 Spicer will flush no more deer for his friends He obligingly went into a thicket to shoo out three deer for a friend who mistook Spicer for a deer and shot the lapel from his hunting coat BRYAN UPHOLDS HOLIDAY PLANS Nebraska Governor Would Not Approve Use of Any Violence 20 Gov Charles W Bryan tpd ayup held the principles of ths farmers strike for higher prices as equally justifiable with the national admin istrations attempt to confine buy ing to blue eagle signers but said he could not approve any physical interference with commerce I do not believe the farmers could be criticized Bryan said in an interview for withholding grain from the market in order to get better prices any more than the SAYS ASSEMBLY ACTION PLANNED THIS NOVEMBER Farmers at Sioux City Prevent Foreclosure of Farm DES MOINES Oct 20 ing cognizance of the prevailing ag ricultural situation Governor Her ring today issued a proclamation postponing all county sales of prop erty for delinquent taxes until the first Monday in January The sales originally were sched uled for Dec 4 Governor Herring pointed to un certain financial conditions and to the fact that the legislature will convene in November to consider taxation as good cause for postpone ment the sales His action was In view of re quests from many county treasurers of the state asking if they had au thority to postpone the sales Herring Proclamation The governors proclamation fol lows Citizens of the state of Iowa Whereas section 7262 of the code of Iowa 1931 provides that county treasurers in Iowa shall hold the annual tax sale at which property upon which taxes are delinquent shall bet advertised and offered for sale on the first Monday in Decenv said on al so pro vide that suchtaxsales may for gooi cause be postponed until the first Monday of the succeeding month and High Points of Day Upon Farm Strike recommendations from Washington that the public should confine their buying only to those who signed the NRA I could not approve any physical interference with those moving their crops to market who desire to and hope no such plan is contem plated or will be attempted Bryan explained he had not been advised of what form the strike will take or what plans have been made to carry it into effect I am deeply sympathetic with the farmers of the entire agricul tural section of the United States who are demanding relief he said and who will insist upon relief from the intolerable conditions from which they are now suffer ing Whereas the legislature of the state of Iowa wili convene on Nov 6 1933 at which time the matter of taxation will be given considera tion and Cnuso for Delny Whereas prevailing financial con i ditions and the general situation of the agricultural industry and the fact that the legislature will soon convene constitute good cause for the postponement of the tax sales which otherwise would be held in December Now therefore I Clyde L Her By THE ASSOCIATED PItESS President Roosevelt was said to be ready today to act in the face of unrest among farmers What he might do if decided was not dis losed but Representative Truax D Ohio after a conference said ic had taken a proposal to the chief xecutive for price fixing Truax quoted the president as onficlent the farm revolt would be idjusted Truax proposed minimum inces of a dollar for wheat 7 cents or hogs and 10 cents for cattle Speed Up Study Meantime the farm adjustment administration took cognizance of he declaration of a national strike iy the Farmers Holiday association and the embargo laid on wheat by he governor of North Dakota It an lounced that it was speeding up a study of plans to ameliorate rural conditions Governor Charles Bryan of Ne jraska reiterated his pronounce nents that there should be Inflation iy payment of the bonus and of jonds with new money but averred 10 was not attacking President Roosevelt personally Insists on Enforcement Gov William Langcr oE North Dakota insisted on enforcement of iis embargo on exported wheat but had not yet put troops in the field although railroads accepted inter state shipment grain as required they a aid by federal laws Hugh Johnsons otfice tried to in duceKeith Nevill e to recon side r his resignation as manager of the NRJ1 In Nebraska He quit yesterday averring he was out of step sinci the NRA had increased the price o things rural citizens bought bu had not helped farmers to get bet ter prices for what they produced START REDUTTAL IN MURDER TRIAL Grattan Defense Rests as Fifth Witness Goes Off Stand DECORAH Oct defense this morning rested its case after its fifth and last witness had been called in the case of Marvin T Grat tan charged with the murder of Claude Meade Wesley Meade son of the slain man was called in re buttal testimony It was expected that rebuttal tes timony would be completed today and arguments by attorneys would start in this case of an 85 year old veteran which has attracted state wide interest The case will prob ably go to the jury tomorrow Injuries arc Described Dr A F Barfoot who examined Henry Grattan grandson of the de fendant who allegedly was struck by the slain man before the shooting occurred was on the stand this morning under direct and cross ex amination He testified under direct examination that he examined Henry Grattan at his home the eve ning of July 21 but that the exam ination was superficial and he asked Henry to come to Ms office the fol lowing day for a more complete ex amination He said he found several abrasions on the young mans body on his back neck elbow and arm and also a bump on his head with some discoloration He also testified that he had been called to attend Mr Grattan several times when his health was poor Henry Grattan yesterday testified he and his grandfather left for the Turn to page 2 column 2 ring governor of the state of Iowa by virtue of the power invested in me as chief executive of this state do declare that an emergency exists which would constitute good cause for the postponement of the annual tax sales ordinarily held on the first Monday of December to the first Monday in January of 1934 Receiving Inquiries Governor Herring said that he had been receiving inquiries on the subject from county treasurers for the last two weeks He said that a number felt that December tax sales would not produce enough money to pay for the costs of advertising County treasurers are expected to give up such tax sale preliminaries in view of the proclamation at least in those counties where it is be lieved that the sales would not show a profit The legislature at the last session decreed that no tax sales should he held before those scheduled in De cember and another continuation might be granted at the special ses sion it is expected Halt Farm Foreclosure SIOUX CITY Oct 20 of a farm under a mortgage fore closure vas prevented here today at the Woodbury county courthouse by a group of nearly 200 farmers The farm is that of Job Moysc Lawton who has lived on it for about 50 years The plaintiff is the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance company A committee of farmers held a conference with attorneys for the company and obtained an agree ment to postpone the sale until 10 oclock Monday to allow the farm ers to telegraph Washington re garding the case A copy of the telegram follows Henry Morgenthau Jr farm credit administration Washington Farm foreclosure sale of Job Moyse Lawton Iowa brought by Mutual Benefit Life Insurance com pany was stopped by a crowd of farmers this morning Oct 20 Rep resentative of loan company agrees to postpone sale until Monday Oct 23 at 10 a m to give time for you to intercede These farmers will not permitforeclosures If you dont stop them they will We must have answer of what you do immediately Wire E A Ellison Lawton Iowa It was signed by a committee composed of Lew Mighcli Washta William Frost Correctfonville and C S Riggs Concord in addition to Ellison TRY FOR SUPPORT QF BUSINESSMEN Reno and Holiday Leaders in Conference With Omaha Group OMAHA Oct 20 liol clay leaders headed by Milo Reno of DCS Moines president of the Na tional Farmers Holiday association came to Omaha today to bid for the support of midwestern business in terests in their proposed strike Reno conferred with Omaha busi ness leaders and outlined the asso ciations demand for an NRA code guaranteeing cost of production to he farmer At the request of the businessmen he outlined a brief resolution which hey agreed to present to organiza tions they represented The resolu tion expressed support of the holi lay program Cnst of Production All of the businessmen present agreed to the verbal resolution to hc effect that it is the sense of his meeting that we favor steps 0 guarantee the farmer the cost of production The holiday officials apparently successful appeal to leaders in white collar lines was participated in by eight representatives of the holiday association before ten local business men Discussion centered around the demands which the holiday roup hopes to enforce with Its farm strike beginning tomorrow noon ISlisiiiiSSrnim Attend Businessmen at the meeting in cluded J E Davidson president of he Greater Omaha association and head of the Nebraska Power com pany here W F Cozad chairman of the chamber of commerce exe cutive committee A W Gordon chairman of the board of the Omaha Association of Taxpayers W L Pierpont president of the Omaha D p Federal Land bank of Omaha N B Updike president of the Updike Grain com pany J M Hackler and Robert Reasoner of Updikes company A G Ellick attorney and Joel H Wright president of the Nebraska Iowa Grain company Parmenter said after the meet ing that Nebraska farmers would join in the nationwide strike to morrow Reno Dominated Reno despite his 68 years and an overnight dash from St Paul dom inated the discussion casually squelching any discussion not re Xurn to DSff column I DEMOCRAT PROPOSES PLAN OF PRICE FIXING President Confident of Being Able to Work Out Situation WASHINGTON Oct 20 iV resiclent Roosevelt was reported y Representative Truax DOhio oday after a conference between iiem to be ready to take action In he face of unrest among farmers The house member who had taken 0 the white house a proposal for rice fixing on agricultural com nodities told reporters on leaving hat Mr Roosevelt was confident hat the farm revolt would be ad isted Truax proposed prices of a dollar bushel for wheat 7 cents a pound or hogs and 10 cents for cattle Prertident Confident The president is confident of the ituation working out he said and I think he has some very def nite ideas in his mind in the way of rompt action He said he did not know just vhat was in the presidential mind The Ohio democrat severely con iemncd the administration of the agricultural adjustment act and as serted that Secretary Wallace and his professors are doing it no good He told the president that the old Hoover republicans were ad ministering the farm relicE program in his state and were trying to dis credit the act and get the president in a hole Appraisals Too Low He complained of the adnilnistra ctlon of the gram and said the appraisers are insulting the farmers by appraising property onethird of its value A presidential press conference was scheduled for late afternoon with indications that something im portant would be forthcoming Taking special notice of the cen tral northwest movement George N Peek farm administrator in n statement expressed sympathy with farmers but asserted that funda mental adjustments in agriculturn are essential before extensive relief to farmers will be possible Credit Extension Meanwhile other officials nutlior zed a statement that special credit extension plans for wheat and corn ire being studied by the newly cre ated commodity credit corporation The corporations first asslgn nent is the extension of loans of 1 and 10 cents a pound on cotton leld by farmers who agree to join he administrations production con rol program for next year It was said that the credit plans or both wheat and corn are still in a seminebulous state All these people are trying to do s to save their homes Peek said I too would fight to hold my lome Have Warned East We have been warning the eanl or 12 years that things like this vould happen unless the incomes f farmers were increased We have been fighting to raise arm prices and also to hold down iiipply so as to support higher prices Tum Irt imKD 2 column M Association of Taxpayers Hogan president of the Michigans Farmers Can Get in CornHog Benefits WASHINGTON Oct 20 The farm adjustment adminlalra Jon estimated today that If Mich gan farmers would sign up 100 per cent under the cornhog adjustment program they would have a chancr of reaping benefits totaling ap proximately 53731000 Of this to al would come from n 25 per cent reduction in the farrow ing of hogs and would represent the 20 per cent reduction asked in corn acreage Wea IOWA WEATHER Unsfttllei Friday night and Saturday s h o w e r s prolmhic warmer Friday night colder Saturday In central nnrt west portions strrnjr winds LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for t hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morninp Maximum Thursday 51 Minimum in Night 2 At 8 A M 35 ;