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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 28, 1934, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAiLY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 28 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION OWJJ NO 66 AAA Ready for Critics Not at All Afraid With Backing It Has Received I By HERBERT PLUMMER Dec 28 tics of the agri cultural adjust ment administra tion in the com ing c o n g r e s quietly have bee given to under stand that the may fire awa whenever and as frequently as they desire Other alphabet ical agencies the new deal may be sufferinL from the jitters but nerves a AAA headquar ters are as peace ful as can be AAAofficials fee they have nothing to fear because They have the support of th white house They have the backing of th American Farm Bureau federation Their cause is championed bj Secretary Wallace of the depart ment of agriculture The cornhog farmers have vote two to one for continuation of voluntary control plan And the south balloted over whelmingly in favor of continued government control of cotton pro duction and marketing Bankhead Law Target The Bankhead cotton curtailmen law the most powerful weapon n the hands of AAA is expected t come in for some attack The opposition takes the view that the law has led to increase foreign production and to decrease American cotton consumption To this Chester Davis AAA adminis trator has replied The expansion of foreign cotton acreage occurred before the AAA 3rqgram was devised Further expansion came when supplies o American cotton were at the record Our exports are declining no primarily because of American price or production policies The principal reasons are foreign ex change restrictions the low level of foreign purchasing power and in creased nationalism There still is an abundance of cotton certainly for export and the price is not high in terms of gold A Battle Koyal The socalled clarifying amend ments to AAA which stirred up considerable opposition in the last congress may provoke a battle In the coming session These relate to enforcement of marketing agree ments Secretary Wallace describes thsm as an effort to restate in explicit terms what the administration be lieved to be the original intent ri congress Opponents charged that they represented an attempt to en large the powers of AAA The issue is capable of provoking a battle royal Study Strategy to Strike Bargain on Paying Soldier Bonus WASHINGTON Dec 28 Strategy to strike a bargain on the soldiers bonus if the demo cratic high command considers such a move warranted when the 52200000000 issue comes to a head was being studied tentative ly today by some administration leaders in congress They empha sized they had no hint from the white house Boone Bank Starts Branch at Boxholm BOONE Dec 28 Boone State Bank and Trust company to day opened a branch bank at Box holm H A Bruns of Beaver will act as manager FORECAST IOWA Occasional rain sleet or snowfall is probable Friday night and Saturday Rising tem peratures in north and extreme west portions M 1 N N E S OTA Occasional snow probable Friday night and Saturday slowly rising tem perature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at oclock Friday morning Alaximum Thursday 27 Above Minimum in Night 4 Above At 8 A M Friday 13 Above Trace of misty sleet ALLEUROPE TREATY PROPOSED Legislator May Seek Inquiry Into Liquor Board COOPER REPLIES TO WELCOME PROBE Group Chairman Thinks Move Would Put End to Falsehoods REMSEN Dec 2S Representative Gustave Alesch D of Plymouth county today said he may seek an investigation of the state liquor control commission at the general assembly session be ginning next month Alesch said he had written Gov Clyde L Herring to this effect and that the state executive in reply had assured him the commissions affairs would have his attention Declaring that he does not like the way things are being handled by the commission Alesch said he might if necessary seek repeal of the liquor control law at t he next session The Plymouth county represen tative was active in the fight for a liquor law at the last assembly ses sion and voted for the present law Invites Investigation DES MOINES Dec 28 state liquor control commission in vites and welcomes the fullest in vestigation of its activities Chair man Harold Cooper of the commis sion declared today Coopers comment prompted by reports that State Representative Giistavej Alescli ofFlymfiuthcoun tly maydemand an investigation at the general assembly session meet ing in January added that the commission favors the fullest in vestigation that Representative Alesch or the assembly can make We believe that it will put an end to the falsehoods and misrepre sentations that has been cast about in the recent political campaign he said Built in 6 Months The Iowa Liquor Control com mission the past six months has built up a retail system consisting of its central office warehouse and 57 retail units We believe our en terprise and organization are equal to any retail organization on such a widespread basis operating at this time in the state of Iowa We have built our organization n six months while others have ta ken six years It is inevitable that mistakes will occur in so rapid an expansion1 Cooper expressed the opinion that criticism contained in a letter said to have ben sent to Governor Her ring by Alesch arises from the sit uation priror to the reorganization of our liquor store in Sioux City Completely Reorganized The commission took cognizance 3f that situation several weeks ago he chairman said The store has een completely reorganized The and four employes have jeen replaced by other employes We know that errors have been ommitted and that situations have arisen that could not be tolerated n each case the commission has cted promptly to correct them Much of the criticism of the com aission has been launched as a ivedge for the old fashioned saloon y politicians favoring that plan of iquor distribution The Linn county grand jury plans o open an inquiry into the gift of 00 state seals by Chairman Cooper J LeRoy Farmer arrested Cedar Rapids on a charge of viola ing the state liquor laws Tin Hats Vie With Handshakes on Saar Front Steel helmets and gas masks are outward manifestations of warlike preparations reminiscent of 1914 while on the other hand rival guards across the frontier exchange cigarets and handshakes as the popu lace of the Suar basin prepares to vote in the plebiscite to determine ownership of the area At left English Tommies are shown as they were issued gas masks and tin huts before they left to join the international police corps at the Saar At right French and German frontier guards exchange cigarets at the GermanSaar boundary Associated Press Women Tell About Flight From Rebels i rv Americans One Iowa Missionary Escape in China 2 KILLED WHEN TRAIN HITS CAR Near Chicago Wife ari3 Daughter Dead CHICAGO Dec 28 wo men were killed and a man critically CHANGTEH China Dec 28 JP injured today when the Interna A harrowing story of how they escaped capture by how outlaw troops CARS BLOWN OFF TRACK BY BOMB raffic Paralyzed for Time on Burlington Line Near Woodlawn 111 WOODLAWN III Dec 28 en empty coal cars on a south ound Chicago Burlington and Juincy railroad coal train enroute o the southern Illinois coal fields rere blown off the tracks by a ynamite bomb four miles south of ere early today paralyzing traffic n both north and south bound racks for a time Conductor C A Schaeffer of Cen ralia suffered a bruised hip Railroad officials said damage to le 131 car train was slight while fleeing from a remote mis sionary station in western Hunan province was told today by two American women upon their arrival here The women are Miss Justine E Granner of Hubbard Iowa and Miss Anna M Renninger of Read ing Pa They were stationed at Chenki Hunan and attempted to reach Chang teh by a small boat ahead of a fast moving brigand army They were overtaken at Tao Yu an 20 miles south of here Their craft piloted by oarsmen immedia tely was commandeered by the reb els but the women managed to elude discovery by crouching in the bot tom of the boat For six days they remained in that position not daring to show their heads During this time the outlaws plundered and ravaged the adjacent city Twice their boat was used for a pontoon bridge and the women heard the bandit army clat tering overhead Finally the boat was permitted to proceed and they arrived here without further inci dent They attributed their safe de liverance to the trustworthiness of the Chinese boatman who could with a single word have betrayed them Both women are members of the Evangelical Mission with head quarters at Santa Ana Cal Fail to Outdistance Stork CHANGSHA HUNAN PRO VINCE China Dec 28 group of fugitive missionaries which arrived here from bandit threatened regions today revealed that while they successfully evaded brigand armies they were unable to out distance the stork They brought with them two newly born Americans who came into the world under difficult con ditions at a little Chinese village where the refugees paused briefly in flight from Changteh 120 miles to the west The first to born to Mrs Nettie Loomis Graham of Carbondale Fa A few hours later a son was born to Mrs W N Wagner of Waterford Mich The party which included most of the protestant missionaries in Changteh was ordered by author ities suddenly to evacuate that city when cannonading became ominous ly close arrive was a girl Iowa Jail Breaker Held FAIRMONT Minn Dec 28 T1 Orrin Simmons who broke jail at Estherville Iowa where he wys serving a six month sentence for driving an automobile while intox icated was apprehended here tional Limited of the Grand Trunk line struck an automobile today a the Burr Oak crossing in suburban Blue Island It was the same train which two days ago struck anothe automobile at nearby Harvey anc killed seven persons The dead Mrs Marie Metzinger 45 Fargo N Dak Leona Metzinger 19 her daugh ter The injured man is Leon Metz inger 52 husband and father of the victims At the St Francis hospita at Blue Island it was said he was suffering from a broken arm broken leg and a head injury Different Train Crew The engineer was George Nye and the conductor was J Riple both of Battle Creek Mich Neither was a member of the crew of the train in the accident which Wednesday took the lives of seven Illinois emerg ency relief commission workers at a crossing about three miles from the site of todays crash The limited was on time and making only its scheduled speed Grand Trunk line officials said It carried Metzingers heavy sedan a full block down the tracks before Engineer Nye could stop the tram The crossing is protected by blinker lights but there is no watchman Nye said the car ap peared suddenly from behind houses near the crossing Dean at Ag School Metzinger is dean of modern languages at North Dakota Agri tultural college His daughter was a student at the college The Metzingers had come here for the wedding last Saturday of another daughter Georgia a junior at the University of Chicago medi cal school who was married to Dr Arthur Burt Both are internes at the Billings Memorial hospital The North Dakotans had been visiting Mrs Metzingers mother Mrs Rose Martzel of Blue Island They were about a mile on thnir way home when the accident oc curred Body of Missing Man Found in Cornfield DES MOINES Dec 28 body of Ivan Craycraft a former inmate of the state hospital for the insane at Clarinda missing since Monday night was found in a corn field near the Polk county farm where he has resided for several years Death was said to have been caused by exposure Former lowans 1o Banquet LOS ANGELES Dec 28 Thousands of former lowans in Southern California will celebrate admission of Iowa to the union at j a dinner here Friday night Colder Wave Just Touches Skies Overcast Over Most of State With Fog and Mist Most of Iowa Friday lay under overcast skies with fog and mist present in many sections The predicted return of extremely cold weather Meteorologist Charles Reed said Friday failed to material ize when an eastward moving wave of low temperature detoured across only the northwest tip of the state Sioux City thermometers dipped to 8 above zero for the minimum of ficial Iowa reading Thursday night Mason City however had an unof ficial 4 above Misty rains were reported early Friday at Dubuque with rain traces also at Des Moines Davenport and Sioux City Additional rain sleet or snow is forecast over most of the state Friday night with little im mediate change in temperature ex pected except in the northwest where warmer weather is seen Temperatures rose Thursday from subzero readings the day before to above here 37 degrees at Des Moines 36 at Davenport 34 at Council Bluffs 30 at Sioux City and 26 at Charles City JAPANESE MAKE SURPRISE MOVE Seek One More Naval Talk Before Delegates From U S Go Home LONDON Dec 28 Jap anese today made a surprise move o obtain one more discussion of the naval relationship of Japan the Jnited States and Great Britain be ore the United States delegation sails for home Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto of apan requested Admiral William H Standley to join him late tomor row in a last talk The Americans lan to leave tomorrow night Willing to Talk This unexpected move some American quarters said may be ac uated by a Japanese wish to make t appear that the Washington del gatea are leaving when the Japan se are willing to discuss further teps toward a compromise The possibility of a naval confer nce within another year seemed ven more remote today than it did week ago when conversations be ween the United States Great ritain and Japan were officially erminated Japans continued demands for quality caused naval and diplo matic quarters to believe no confer nce will be held in 1935 although ne is scheduled Sign of Encouragement As a sign of encouragement how ever the British point to the fnct Turn 1o 1apc 3 rlimm 2 MRS LINDBERGH TO BE WITNESS IN KIDNAP TRIAL Curtis Offer to Testify Against Hauptmann to Be Refused TRENTON N J Dec 28 Mrs Anne Morrow Lindbergh it was learned from an authoritative source today will be called as a witness for the prosecution in the trial of Bruno Hauptmann whicn starts at Flemington next week Hauptmann is charged with Lhc murder of Mrs Lindberghs infant son The authority from which it was learned Mrs Lindbergh will testi fy said she will be an important state witness Is Willing Witness It was not revealed what the na ture of her testimony would be She is to be a willing witness in the words of the source and will nut be subpoenaed The official who made the an nouncement said it is only nat ural that Mrs Lindbergh her child having been kidnaped would like to take the witness stand and tell what she knows of the case The fact that she would be called as a witness was not announced earlier the source said because the state was disinclined to try the case beforehand State Rejects Offer Atthe same time it was also learned that the state will not ac cept theoffer of John Hughes Cur tis Norfolk Va shipbuilder and convicted hoaxer of the case to testify for the prosecution against Hauptmann In connection with Curtis it was understood however that the de fense is very anxious for him to testify in behalf of the German car penter Curtis Ready in Testify NORFOLK Dec 28 Pi John Hughes Curtis of Norfolk has notified the New Jersey police that he is prepared to testify that Bruno Hauptmann showed him some of the Lindbergh ransom on one of his meetings with Haupt mann and others between the time the money had been paid by John F Jafsie Condon and the finding of the Lindbergh babys body counsel for Curtis announced to day Mr Curtis is prepared to swear he had direct personal contact with Hauptmann his counsel said Held for Slayings lEE BOSTETTER WIFE WITH GREATER INCOME THAN MANS GIVEN NO ALIMONY CHICAGO Dec 28 wife whose income is greater than her husbands has no right to ask for alimony Judge Joseph B David uled in granting Mrs Leonore Wil iams Jackson of Wilmette a di orce from Dr Carl E Jackson a dentist had better be careful or fou may have to pay alimony he warned Mrs Jackson after learning hat she earned 2100 annually as an Evanston postoffice clerk while her husbands income was less than 2000 a year The wife protested that she be ieved she was entitled to alimony jecause I loaned him money and iclped him through school The couple was married at Ga lena HI in 1921 and separated August 1933 the bill said ELKOY McKEEVEK TWO MEN AND WOMAN SEIZED Bostetter Wanted in Death of Storekeeper Freund at Johnsburg CLARINDA Dec 28 Frank N Keenan who late yester day seized two heavily armed men he identified as Elroy McKeever 36 and Lee Bostetter 26 fugitives wanted in connection with at least one slaying said today ballistic tests will be made of their weapons to determine if they are also want ed in connection with the killing of two officers at Columbia Mo June 14 1933 The men are being held in the Page county jail here awaiting ar rival of officials from Austin Minn and representatives of the Missouri highway patrol Arrested in Slaying Both men and a woman who BRITAIN FRANCE AND ITALY BACK SECURITY PACT Nazis Reply to Critics in Session of Saar Landesrat LONDON Dec 28 au thoritative diplomatic source stated today that Great Britain with the cooperation of France and Italy will propose a general security pact embracing almost all the countries of Europe immediately after the Saar plebiscite The suggested convention it was said will be submitted at Geneva the seat of the league of nations The plebiscite itself is to be held Jan 13 and the council of the league of nations is to meet just two days before the balloting by which the Saarlanders will express their desire as to the future sover eignty of the Saar basin territory France Heartily In Favor PARIS Dec 28 offi cials said today that France was heartily in favor of a general secur ity pact designed to maintain the peace of Europe but they see this as a development to be achieved only after present European diffi culties are smoothed out IN COUNTERATTACK By MELV1N K WH1TELEATHE11 OfiJTlltht Tile AsKodntrd SAARBRUECKEN Saar Basm Territory Dec Saars na zis led by Hermann Roechiing to day counterattacked the campaign against Hitler in a stormy session of Saars house of advisory privileges r Todays session was the final on before the plebiscite Jan 13 which will express the Saarites wishes is to whether their future citizenship shall be German French or leagae of nations Nazi speakers in the body de manded to know why the people of Danzig Memel Eupen and Mai medy were not also given the right to express their wishes insinuating that all the people separated from Germany by the World war would vote for a return to Germany Acrid Attacks Made Acrid attacks vvere maae against the lack of energy of the league of nations governing commission which manages the Saar territory and the president of the governing commission G G Knox was taken to task for equisitioning buildings for the international troops who are policing the area in connection with the plebiscite Common front antinazi members of the landesrat replied to ihe nazi attack with the statement that Reichsfuehrer Hitler of Ger many himself had agreed to the heriff Keenan said told him she piebfscRe and pointed out that the was Bostetters wife have been asked for by Minnesota authorities f Missouri officers decide they are not wanted in the latter state Darrow Hard Put to Report on What Is Wrong With World CHICAGO Dec 28 Darrow noted criminal lawyer found himself swamped yesterday when asked to address the thirty seventh annual convention of the National Commercial Teachers Fed eration and admitted he would rather have had the other side of the case Darrow was asked to speak on What Is the Matter With the World He said it would have been smpler to speak on What Isnt the Matter But the aged defender took up the task offering among others this opinion The greatest trouble with the world is that it should never hav hcen made Arrest of McKeever in the slay ng at Columbia of Sgt Ben 0 Booth of the Missouri highway pa tio and Sheriff Roger by Missouri officials sev eral weeks ago He was implicated in a statement given by Francis Mc Neiley Allerton farm youth now under indictment in the same case McNeiley has since changed his story and Goerge McKeever a bro ther of Elroy is now being sought according to Col B Marvin Cas teel Missouri highway patrol chief Wanted in Minnesota Bostetter is wanted by Minnesota authorities in connection with the killing Oct 20 of Storekeeper John Freund of Johnsburg who was shot and killed when he resisted two holdup men Sheriff Keenan said the woman also told him Bostetter and Mc Keever were in the gang which escaped northern Iowa officers after a gun battle near Mclntire in October Officers at the time thought they had flushed Charles Pretty Boy Floyd since slain Francis McNeiley 23 of Aller ton a brotherinlaw of McKeever has admitted state agents who ar rested him at his home several weeks ago said he was a member of the Mclntire gang McNeiley is under indictment at Columbia for an alleged part in the slayings of Booth and Wilson State Agents said McNeiley admitted his presence at both Columbia and Johnsburg but denied an actual part in the killings Offer Xo Resistance The two find the woman vfre arrested vithout offering re sistance as they urove up to n home in Shenanrioah where they governing commission had erected thousands of buildings in the basin in the 15 years of its supremacy The landesrat had met to debate the housing problem but the plebis cite campaign was the only subject discussed Brains of Party Roechiing often called the brains1 of the nazi party in the Saar and the most prominent industrialist in the area finally left the meeting Turn to Pace 3 Column 3 PLAY GAMES Few hostesses have escaped the experience of having a party sud denly go sour Nice people are the guests and they have been happy and gay but all at once they are as deflated balloons when someone says Lets play a game and someone else says Its a swell idea but whatll we play In a situation such as that it will be fortunate for everybody concerned if there is to be found in the house a copy of our famous booklet Lets Play a Game Use coupon Ttin Ilium 2 The GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin fcarefully wrapped for the booklet on Lets Play a Game Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C ;