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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 20, 1933, Mason City, Iowa North DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIIIE BERV1CB MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 20 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION ONE NO 300 Marshal for Grim Battle Activity Goes on in Spite of Quiet on G O P Front By HERBERT PLUMMER WASHINGTON Sept 20 Although quiet continues to hover generally over the main republican political front there is ample evi dence that in iso lated sect o rs forces are being m a r s h a led for grim battle From the Pa cafic coast comes word that that veteran indepen dent republican campaigner Hi ram Johnson of California has been extended an invitation to seek reelection to the senate in the ARTHUR VWIDEWBERS 1934 elections under the democratic banner Out in Ohio the news is that Sen ator Fess an Old Guard republican is girding himself to seek to retain his seat for another term From Indiana the report persists that Jim Watson looks longingly toward Washington Political talk indicates this old G O P wheel horse in the political picture all the way from trying a comeback by running against Arthur Robinson for the senate to seeking a place in the house of representatives Theres Smoot Too Reports drifting in from Utah ould seem to indicate that the veter an Reed Smoot hasnt turned his back completely on Washington Theres to be a senatorial race in Utah next year too and Smoot might be in it But it is in Michigan perhaps that the most interesting situation prevails at the present Senator Ar thur H Vandenberg one of the sen ates younger members is up for reelection Former Gov Chase S Oaborn of Michigan has come forward with the suggestion that Vandenberg outof politicsfor two years for Gov Fred W Green Harmony Sought Green appointed Vandenberg to the senate back in 1928 hut since that time they have been bitter po litical enemies It is to relieve the party of this bitter feeling in Michigan that Os born has suggested that Vanden berg step aside Their enmity soya Osborn jeopardizes the success of the party more than any one thing He doesnt want Vandenberg to quit entirely According to his plan it would be for only two years Then he thinks Senator Couzens will be ready to leave the senate and Vandenberg can return in his stead What About Granted that Vandenberg would do such a thing the very interesting question arises of what about Sena tor Couzens The senator when told of the plan characteristically refus ed to comment on it Washington has had the impres Rion that Couzens was rather happy in the senate Political observers find it hard to believe that he would want to quit within two years Hes had a lot of fun lately and chances arc that hell have op portunity for a great deal more in the future Those who know Jim Couzens find it hard tobelieve he entertains any idea of quitting two years from now or even later OFFER PLAN FOR LIQUOR CONTROL Wallace Still Favors Controlled Inflation Iowa Association of Firemen in Session DENISON Sept 20 hundred members of the Iowa Fire mens association today started regular sessions of their fiftysixth annual convention First day activi ties included professional contests and a night parade which attracted a crowd estimated at 20000 per sons CLAIMS RECENT SPEECHES WERE MISUNDERSTOOD Warns Production Cuts Must Go With Farm Price Fixing CHICAGO Sept 20 tary Wallace today told the Grain Dealers association that he still fa vors controlled inflation Along with this President Roose velts secretary of agriculture criti cized the high tariff psychology and warned that attempts to fix prices without control of production is doomed to failure Most of the price fixers are also inflationists he said If the pur chasing power of farm products does not improve during the next three months the price fixers and inflationists will have great power in congress this coming winter and there will be passed legislation which will make the agricultural adjustment act seem extraordinarily conservative Explains Attitude Explaining his attitude on infla tion Wallace said that recent views he expressed on the subject have been misinterpreted For a number of years prior to March 4 1933 Wallace said I urged the stabilization of the pur chasing power of the dollar and a restoration of the commodity price ley eLto that which prevailed in 1926 WncaMarch 4 it has been my pleas ure to see the objectives we strove for out in the middlewest become a basic principle in President Roose velts program for recovery In view of the progress already made in that direction it was deemed opportune J to explain to farmers what some of the results might be especially to point out that if the previous price cvel is restored farmers would still face the continued necessity of bal ancing farm output more nearly in line with demand conditions Un fortunately this attempt to clarify the farmers thinking lest he be disappointed when the price level objectives are eventually attained has given rise to the mistaken im pression that I have changed my views My position with respect to controlled inflation has not changed Expects Price Rise Secretary Wallace said he looked for decidedly higher agricultural prices within a few months but that he felt the improvement might come to a sad end if we are not prepared to meet the peril produced by the following forces He said these were First America is a creditor na tion to the tuneof one billion dol lars annually but as a nation she has a debtor psychology Second The American people democrats and republican alike are still essentially high tariff in their attitude Reciprocal tariff agree ments may be negotiated but the increase in foreign purchasing power resulting thereby will not be Turn lo Fuse I Column 1 AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I dont mind Ella cloin most o the talkin if she wouldnt look away an act restless when its my turn DR ANNIE BESANI were in in FR WILL HEAR INFLATION PLAN Sends Word He Will Receive Southern Delegation Cold Better WASHINGTON Sept 20 President Roosevelt sent word to day that he would be glad to receive the southern delegation urging cur rency inflation but meanwhile main tained strict silence as to his views on the subject He went to his study in the ex eculivc mansion for the first time since his recent cold He had a group of callers and will be unable to see the delegation of Inflationists before tomorrow Leaders in the cotton gathering had decided not to insist upon a con ference with the president Before hearing from him and in view of his indisposition the lead ers had tentatively agreed to let a letter stand as their appeal The letter signed by several score delegates late last night said the situation In the cotton growing states is desperate and asked for immediate effective action to raise the level of the price of cotton and other farm products through in flation Death Claims Annie Besant Theosophist Known Over World as Religious Cult Leader MADRAS India Sept 20 Dr Annie Besant who was known throughout the world for her lead ership in theosophical activities died here today On Oct 1 she would have The peacefulnesa of her last few days was in vivid contrast to the storm of her life She was in a state of halfconsciousness for some time never speaking at length even to her most intimate friends Dr Besant had no malady ex cept old age Hud Suffered Fnu In 1931 she suffered a fall fron which she never recovered On that occasion she was unconscious 30 hours and according to a theoso phist friend an inner group of the elect sat in a circle about her and restored her to consciousness by concentrated transference of power from themselves to her Some theosophists expressed the opinion that her last days marred by a disappointment Jeddu Krishnamurti a Hindu whom Dr Besant said at one time the reincarnation of Christ would be made manifest Subsequently Krishnamurti announced he no long er held with the tenets of Dr Besants religion Worldwide Leader Evolution from wifehood and motherhood hi a quiet English vic arage to worldwide leadership of the Theosophical society inter spersed with pioneering In British socialism and with work for home rule in India marked the long life of Dr Annie Besant As president of the Theosophical society to which post she was elected in 1907 1914 1922 and 1928 she lectured and organized branch es of the creed In many parts of the world There were 11 such sec tions or national societies when she first became president By 1932 there were 47 Nearly all the countries of Eur ope the United States Canada Australia and New Zealand were visited by her in this work On these tours she expounded theosophy as a mystical speculation applied to de duce a philosophy of the universe She preached the doctrine of rein carnation and that man could know God by developing his own soul Treadled Reincarnation She asserted that she herself had been reincarnated many times and said her first life began 1200 years ago She was credited by her followers with occult powers par ticularly clairvoyance Mrs Besant was bom in London Oct 1 1847 Her father William Page Wood was an Englishman half Irish Her mother was Irish and she always referred to herself as Irish When 20 Annie Wood married the Rev Frank Besant who later became vicar of Sibsey in Lin colnshire A son and a daughter were born of this union The marriage ended in discord when the wife challenged tenets of the Church of England and became a free thinker She left her hus band in 1S73 taking the daughter with her She became identified with free thought and radical poli tical movements led by Charles Bradlaugh a member of parliament and when the two republished a Turn lo Tage 2 Column 2 BOTH IDAHO AND NEW MEXICO ARE IN WET PARADE Repeal Can Win by Nov 7 Even If Drys Take 3 States By THE ASSOCIATED PJJESS The score card in the fight over repeal read Wednesday Repeal 31 prohibition 0 Idaho and New Mexico voting Tuesday approved the proposed twentyfirst amendment which would strike the eighteenth from the constitution This placed the repeal forces in a position where they can spot the prohibitionists three states between now and Nov 7 and still have na tional prohibition out of the consti tution in December The next state to vote Is Vir ginia on Oct S Florida votes on Oct 10 and six and South Carolina Ohio Kentucky Pennsylvania and Nov 7 The antiprohibitionists need only five of them to obtain the 36 states needed to amend the con stitution If they get the five they expect the formalities of ratification to be concluded In December Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Sept Hoover meets repor ter but wont discuss national topics The rest of us discuss em morning night and noon and I dont suppose there ever was a time when everybody knew as little about what they were talking about as they do today Actual knowledge of the future was never lower but hope was never higher Confi dence will beat predictions any time Yours WILL IConjrluM I5M McNuujtht Syndicate IDAHO VOTES 5 TO 4 Firestone Seeks to Strike Fraud Count in Lawsuit Argument on Law Phases First Event in Helen Brewers Case The jury stepped aside Wednes day morning in the trial of the Brewer Tire and Battery company vs Firestone Tire and Rubber com pany 530000 damage cose while at torneys argued legal phases of the lawsuit The action in which Mrs Helen Brewer owner of the Brewer Tire and Battery company appears as plaintiff involves a claim of frauc and breach of contract during a TAMMANY MAN NOMINATED FOR MAYOR OF N Y Braves Win 3 to 1 but Lose Some Other Contests NEW YORK Sept 20 Mayor John P OBrien the number one candidate of Tammany hall won a walkaway nomination for mayor in yesterdays democratic primary election defeating Con gressman Loring ir Black and As sembjymaii Jerome G Ambro by ap proximately 3 to 1 The vote 3727 out of 3794 tlec ion OBrien 271109 Black 85173 Ambro 27200 In the scalp7ng of Black and Ambro however the Tammany Braves lost some head feathers Their principal disappointment was accompiished by Frank J Prial who won nomination as controller Prial defeated the Tammany choice John N Harman The vote 3720 out of 3704 elec tion Prial 235127 Har i J period when she operated a ware a vote of approximately 5 to 4 Idaho today had ranged herself alongside the 29 other states that had previ ously declared for repeal of the eighteenth amendment Returns in yesterdays election from 5G8 of the states 819 pre cincts in 43 of the 44 counties gave a total of 50B43 for repeal and 37743 against The vote of many of the counties reporting was com plete or nearly so In only 11 of the states 44 coun ties was the vote against repeal The 21 delegates elected will meet here Oct 17 to formally record Ida hos ratification of the twentyfirst amendment REPEALS STATE LAW ALBUQUERQUE N Mex Sept 20 Mexico had joined the national prohibition repeal parade today by virtue of a three to one majority catit for domination of the dry law in yesterdays special elec tion The state also voted to abol ish the 15 year old state bone dry statute Only two of New Mexicos 27 counties voted against repeal Re turns had been compiled from 157 of the states 785 precincts The unreported precincts however rep resented only 20 per cent of the es timated vote The count stood For repeal 31166 against repeal 9842 The vote Irom 257 precincts on the state prohibition law was For repeal 29570 against repeal 10 621 MALARIA IS NEW HORROR IN CUBA Affliction Breaks Out While Revolt Becomes Virtual Civil War HAVANA Sejt 20 spread outbreaks of malaria were added today to the burden of suf fering Cuba Many towns In the island reported numerous cases of the disease and conditions were especially bad at Cienfuegos This new affliction came as the government headed by President Ramon Grau San Martin was doing Its utmost to hold power against an opposition determined to oust It and as that opposition movement crystalized into virtual civil war Various and confliction reports came from the hill country of Camaguey province where soldiers students and workmen were at tempting to stamp out the rebel lion headfid by Captain Juan Bias Hernadez the Cuban Sandino Auto Crashes Train CLARINDA Sept injuries were suffered by Ermal Wilson salesman when his auto mobile crashed into a Burlington motor train louse tfie defendant in Mason City Trial of the case opened Tuesday at which time attorneys made their selection of the jury and presented the opening statements Motion Is Filed Immediately following the open ing statements by the attorneys Tuesday afternoon the defendant moved to strike the count alleging fraud in the plaintiffs pleadings arguing that it was incompatibl with the second count in whicl breach of contract is alleged Judge T A Beardmore who IF presiding at the trial then dis missed the jury in order to give at torneys an opportunity to argue thi matter Lester Dibble in arguing the mo tlon for the Firestone company contended It was impossible t maintain a charge or fraud in contract on the one hand and then attempt to stand on the contract in alleging a breach of faith Shvishcr In Case Ben Swlsher Waterloo and J Williams Mason City plaintiff at torneys maintained the dcfens motion should have been presentei before the cose came up for trial They contended the contract in volved in the case was an executor1 instrument only partly executed ani claimed the right to stand on tin contract up to the Unie of the dis covery of the alleged fraud The court adjourned temporarily at Wednesday morning in order to study the cases cited by the two counsel Mrs Brewer took the witnes stand in behalf of the plaintiff a the taking of testimony startei Wednesday afternoon MAYOR JOHN 1 OBRIEN man 150880 Choice of McCoocy Harman was the personal choice of John H McCooey Brooklyn ally of John Curry Tammany chief Prial previously had virtually th solid support of the citys civil scrv ice firemen school teachers and whose ranks he has risen politically and j in whose cause he lias coa stantly fought Ordinarily the civi service employes are the backbon of Tammanys voting strength Other Tammany defeats include the shelving by democrats of tlic fourteenth assembly district of Thomas M Farley as district lead er the place going to Michael T McCarron Farley former sheriff of New York county was removed from office by Franklin D Roose velt then governor following dis closures made at the Seabury in vestigation into city affairs As a consequence of the Seabury testi mony Farley long an active Tam many figure accjuired the nick name among his political foes of Tin Box Farley Disorders in Voting marked Several disorders the voting especially in the fourteenth Yorkville assembly district of Manhattan where Farley has ruled a score of years A beer garden was wrecked by strongarm men who ripped out the bar smashed furni ture and broke mirrors The pro prietor said the hoodlums shouted to him So you will vote for McCarron who had campaigned 4 Alternates Named to Vet Review Boarc WASHINGTON Sept 20 Mi Four alternate members of the spe cial review board for veterans claims In Iowa were announced by Gen Frank Hines veterans admin istrator Included are A L Urick Des Moinos Everett Waller Sioux City Dr T C Denny Des Moines and George F Hamilton Council Bluffs Contracts for Iowa Coal Let by State DES MOINES Sept 20 Contracts aggregating 5362736 to furnish 331830 tons of coal to state institutions were let by the board of control Iowa coal was specified for all institutions except the state penitentiary and the Davenport Orphans home where Illinois coal was purchased on a low bid Three Gunmen Rob Bank in Nebraska YORK Nebr Sept 20 Three gunmen robbed the First Na tional bank here today of an esti mated 30000 eh McCarron vigorously for Farleys called for additional police charging that thugs had been sent Into the dis trict to attack his supporters Without Contest The republican voting was with out contest except for the fight of Samuel S Kocnig to retain his chairmanship of the New York county republican committee against Charles Mellen Jr Incom plete returns early today indicated that Kocnigs 22 year leadership of the party had been broken Among district committeemen on the Koe nig slate who were defeated was Dr Nicholas Murray Butler presi dent of Columbia university As a result of yesterdays vote verdict Tammany will go into the Nov 7 election backing Mayor OBrien against a fusion ticket headed by Fiorello H LaGuardia republican whose nomination yes terday along with that of a slate having fusion committee approval was a miiet formality INFLATION ASKED BY FARM UNION Petitions Demanding Wallace Resignation Circulated at Meeting DES MOINES Sept 20 Petitions demanding the immedtat resignation of Henry A Wallace a secretary of agriculture were cir culated today at the openingcon vention session of the Iowa farm ers union Tile petition also asked Immcdi ate inflation of currency and price which will give the farmers coat o production for their goods J S Stamps of Seymour one o the opening speakers accused In Iowa democratic administration o trading the support of the variou farm organizations of the stnt with the result that they have los 100000 votes In the trade Mrs IMnchnt Delayed Glenn B Miller president of th union announced today that Mrs Gifford Pincliot wife of the Penn sylvania governor would address the convention at 8 p in tomorrow Mrs Pinchots talk was originally scheduled for the afternoon but she informed officers of the union to day that she would be unable to reach DCS Moincs before p m Murphy to Speak Miller said the original program of the convention would be followed during the afternoon with Senator Louis 7 Murphy and Mllo Reno national president of the farmers holiday association speaking as scheduled The question of another farm strike similar to tlu one tsvo years ago is expected to be taken up when the executive board of the national holiday association meets here Fri day Temperatures Take Tumble in Iowa but No Frost Reported DES MOINEfa Sept 20 Temperatures took a tumble in Iowa lust night dropping to a low of 38 at Inwood However no frost was reported the weather bureau said The high in the state yesterday was 81 at Carroll and Davenport Rain was reported at two stations There was 08 inches at Davenport and 02 at Kcokuk Slightly warmer weather was in sight for tonight with increasing cloudiness and warmer forecast for tomorrow OF 3 MEN WOULD BE EFT IN CHARGE owa Repeal Group Has Hearing Before State Planning Body DES MOINES Sept 20 iquor control plan embodying hnses of the Quebec system and he Bratt system of Sweden was lutlincd today by the Iowa Repeal or Prosperity committee at henr ngs of the Jiquor control plan com mission named to stutly the prob cm The plan was submitted by R N lowin of Waterloo clmirman of the committee who said his organizat ion consists of 18 commllteemen wo from each congressional dis trict the 99 repeal delegates who vere elected in the ratifications and repeal referendum and the 09 coun ty organizations embracing thou sands of rcpealists 8 Man Commission A three man commission with jroad powers in handling the manu facture and sale of liquor would be lamed under the plan The commis sioners not more than two of whom would be from llio same political Tarty would be appointed by the governor for six year terms one appointed each two years The commission would license in spect and control the manufacture of liquor In Iowa and would have complete supervision over importa tions blending wholesaling and re tailing of them Distribution of the liquor would be handled under a modification of the Bratt system which would cio away handling Holding1 Corporations One or more state controlled holding corporations with subsid iary corporations would be author ized to distribute wholesale amt retail all liquors Private capital would be used A maximum dividend of 6 per cent would be allowed on the stock of these corporations Profits would be divided as follows First 3 per cent to the stockholders next 3 pet cent to the state next 3 per cent to the stockholders and all in ex cess of the B per cent to the state Seven directors would control the corporation three named by the he stockholders the three mem bers of the commission and a sev enth appointed by the governor with the consent of a majority of the other six Subsidiaries to Ketail Subsidiary corporations on which the parent holding company owned and controlled 0 per cent of the stock would carry on the retailing of liquor The other 50 per cent of the stock would be sold In the com munity in which the retail store iy located Each subsidiary would have three directors one elected by the stockholders of the community one by the directors of the holding cor poration and one by the board of supervisors of the county in which it is located The plan is predicated on local option of all liquorn con taining more than 32 per cent al cohol by weight Profits of the subsidiaries would bo divided on a similar basis as the paVcnt concerns the govern mental profits going Into the county general fund instead of to Hie state These profits would he used as re placement for real estate taxea and Clubs Hotels restaurants and clubs would be permitted to sell alcoholic beverages of light content for con Blue Eagle Men Work to End All Strike Troubles By the Associated Tress reached a settlement in a Blue Eagle men labored Wednes1 strike of 300 employes of the day to oil Industrial machinery Bowler Roller company The NRA sumption with meals Retail sale of high alcoholic con tent beverages would be limited a quart per purchase in the original package The state commission would determine that prices of re tail liquor would not be exorbitant to such an extent as to lead li bootlegging Stating that the committee hnd reached no conclusion as to a license for purchasers Cowin said his group Turn In 1itffo 1 Column 11 Stiff made creaky by friction between capital and labor Several strikes were subsiding under the ministrations of NRA mediators and others Troublous conditions still prevailed However in some other industrial sectors The signing of the coal code prompted united mine workers to summon 20000 striking diggers in district 5 Pennsylvania to return to the mines In Detroit NRA mediators broke arecord In four hours five minutes board peacemakers averted a strike of millinery workers in St Louis and reached an agreement to set tle a strike of 600 dress workers there A strike of 1500 aeronautic workers at Buffalo was averted Thousands of New Yorkers pre paring to move about Oct 1 were concerned by the threat of a strike of 2000 furniture drivers automo bile service men numbering 7500 took steps to obtain better pny and working conditions with a strike among the possibilities IOWA WEATHFR Fnlr KlJghtly warmer In tint extreme northwest portion Wed nesday nlfjht increas ing cloudiness and wurmiir LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wedaenday morning Maximum Tuesday 74 Minimum In Nlghl Il At 8 A M Wednesday SS ;