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North Iowa'8 DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home --· "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" ME E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED IVIRB SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1933 Tlllfi PAI'EH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION TWO NO. 49 Blue Eagle Bridges Gap Distillers' Code Fills in Until Congress Can Act. REPEAL RATIFIED BY 35TH STATE HERBERT FX.UMMBR A . S H I N G T O N , Dec. 5. -UP)--The Blue Eagle finds itself in a role probably not anticipated by its sponsors w h e n they designated it the emblem of the national recovery administration. In the code for the distilling industry, NRA will bridge the gap between formal repeal of the eighteenth a m e n d - ment on Dec. 5 and the enactment by congress of whatever regulatory legislation that body may see fit. If it hadn't been that NRA machinery for codifying industry Is able to take care of the situation, undoubtedly President Roosevelt would have found it necessary to convene congress in advance on Jan. 3. While the code primarily "is ceo- BIG BAD WOLF "ON SPOT" HERE Iowa Ratifies Child Labor Amendment 16TH STATE TO* ACT WITH HOUSE VOTING 61 TO 42 S nomic in purpose, it contains provi- J sioris which will serve to control the } 'liquor traffic until the question can i'be considered in detail by congress. ' Prevent Over It has, for example, the familiar section found in so many other codes which purposes to protect the 'industry against over-extension of (plant capacity and production. These provisions simply set forth that. insofar as possible distilleries shall limit their output to the demand for liquor, and that new plants or the addition of new facilities shall be authorized only where -'it is shown existing equipment is I inadequate. The -cade makes no attempt to ·raecify how, liquors are to be sold or (in'-wSat manner they may bo con sumedi It" is recognized that these are questions to be settled by the in dividual states. A Code "Wedding." The distillers' code Is interestinj for other reasons than being the first federal regulation for the per iod following repeal. /' It represents what many Wash · ington observers believe to be th most ambitious effort yet to brinj i NRA, representing industry, anc P AAA, representing agriculture, intc " a closer union. The code provides that, with cer tain exceptions, each distiller mus use products "exclusively from do mestic agricultural commodities." Also, in buying them, it Is stipu lated that there must be paid bonus sufficient to meet a "fair ex change" price set from time to tim by the secretary of agriculture, plu a processing tax, if one has bee imposed. It appears an open effort to we NRA and AAA with Uncle San: reading the ceremony. NILAGRAMGOOK PUT IN HOSPITAL Arrives in Calcutta From New Delhi Alter She Leaves Gandhi. CALCUTTA, India, Dec. 5. (JPt-- Miss Nila Cram Cook of Iowa, who recently quit the seminary of Mahatma Gandhi, was placed in a hospital here today following her disappearance from a New Delhi hotel yesterday. She came to Calcutta, apparently ill, on the Punjab mail and express t"ain. Railway police took her to a sanitarium pending an Inquiry. They said she had travelled in a first class compartment. In New Delhi it was said that negotiations between the Indian government authorities and the United States consulate to assist Miss Cook's proposed return to the United States had been instituted. r'roponents of Bill Urge It on Humanitarian Grounds. DES MOINES, Dec. 5. (A')---Iowa oday ratified the child labor amendment to the federal constitution, becoming the sixteenth state to add ts approval, when the house of the general assembly passed a point resolution for the amendment. The administration supported resolution, which previously had been approved by the senate, was passed by the house by a vote of 61 to 42 after a morning of debate. By ratifying the amendment, the louse backtracked on its action at the regular session last spring, when it killed a similar resolution by Indefinite postponement. Humanitarian Grounds. Proponents of ratification urged passage on humanitarian grounds ind said that child labor resulted unfair competition with states ike Iowa which have stringent chil£ labor laws. Those opposing the resolution stressed state rights, declaring it was an infringement upon them and declaring this amendment was similar to the eighteenth which has just been repealed. Members voting aginst ratification: Aldrich, Avery, Beatu, Bes-' wick, Brady, Craven, Crough, Dole, Donlon, Durant, Fletcher, Frizzcll, Fuelling, Gallagher, GIssell, Grau, Grell, Hopp, Humeston, Jenkins, Johnson, Koch, Laughlin, Lighty, McCarthy, McCreery, McDermott, McFarlane, Mooty, Paisley, Peek, Sheridan, Smith, Stanzel, Strachan, Thies, Treimer, Wieben, Willis, Wolf, Zipske, Miller. Mrs. Garner Guides. Not voting or absent: Felter, Hanson of Lyon, Hanson of Winnebago, Porter, Stansell. Representative Ada Garner of IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday, colder in east and south portions Tuesday night, rising temperatures in central and west portion Wednesday, LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 34 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning: Maximum Monday 51 Minimum in Night in At 8 A. M. Tuesday 20 Butler guided the resolution through the house. She pointed out that it did not affect the children in the home and appealed to the farmers of the house for support because, she said, she was one of them. "There is no reason why Iowa should vote against this amendment," contended Representative Cunningham of Polk, who said "the children of the other states are holding out their hands for aid." Opposing the measure, Represen- .ative Avery of Clay said he started :o work at 12 years of age and 'that work probably kept me from .rouble." 'If you want to send a. lot more boys to the devil, vote for this bill," he added. Make Better Citizens. Representative Dreesen of Crawford contended the bill would make setter citizens, while Representative Jensen of Audubon said this was far from a state proposition but was 'national in scope" since child labor made for unfair competition with Iowa industries. State rights are imposed by such legislation, Representative Gallagher of Iowa said in refuting Jensen's argument. 'It is those rights that the safety of the country depends upon, Gallagher said, adding "If it is time to call on congress to regulate our home it is time to revolt." Representative Johnson of Linn, in opposing ratification, also touched upon the question of state rights, declaring that "persons who voted for repeal of the eighteenth amendment and then vote for ratification of this amendment have short memories and thick hides." No Crying Needed. Johnson also asserted that it gives congress the right to prohobit child labor, and that "there is no crying- needed for this bill." In the closing arguments for passage, Representative McKinnon of Henry said he formerly was against the amendment. He pointed out its purpose was solely to permit regulation of certain conditions, declaring elimination of child labor would bolster wages and that farm products would follow as adults Had more money to spend. After passing the child labor amendment the house adjourned until Wednesday. Only 16 Days Left in Which to Help Fund Will You Help to Fill Christmas Cheer Stocking? previously Reported $55 F. S. H. S3 New Total SCO Because Christmas falls on Moil- day, there are only 16 giving days left until Christmas. That means that Mason City's GOODFELLOWS-will have to hurry along with their contributions if the Christmas Cheer stocking presented here for the first time is to be filled for those who otherwise face a drab holiday season. The little nick out of the toe of this stocking represents the 560 received thus far ir. the campaign. To go over the top in this mission of good fellowship and Christmas spirit, the entire black column in the stocking must be eliminated. Momentum Needed. Right at this time : the great need is the developmeni of a momentum which, if sufficient will;easily carry the cause over the top in the linal days. Mason City recently has distin guished itself by over-subscribing o Community Chest quota_of $50,000 A Christmas Seal campaign Is un der way and making excellent pro gress. It remains now for this sam community generosity, leavened by the spirit of Christmas, to fill thl Christmas Cheer stocking. Announcement is to be made in the next issue of a plan whereby in connection with the city'.** observ ance of Christmas with a great tre in Central park, a ton of Christma candy will be distributed to needy children. That candy will be pur chased at absolute cost out of th receipts of this Christmas Chee fund. P!an Expands Benefits. No more effective way to spread the benefits of the fund to a maximum number of youngsters has ever been devised and the project is expected greatly to increase the appeal of the project with generous hearted residents of this community. The campaign is on in earnest. Only a little more than two weeks remains to hit the goal. There'll never be a better time than NOW to do YOUR Bit. Address: Christmas Cheer Fund, Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa. In one of the featured stunts lit the International Livestock show in Chicago, the big bad wolf was pounded unmercifully and badly beaten by the now-famous three pigs, (Associated Press Vhoto). Byrd's Ship Arrives. WELLINGTON, N. Z., Dec. 5. UP --Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd's Antarctic flagship arrived in the harbor late tonight. APPROVE ROAD BOND REFUNDING Senate Passes Bill to Keep Interest and Principal Below Receipts. DES MOINES,. Dec. 5. (,T)--Refinancing of the $95,000,000 outstanding in Iowa primary ronU bonds was approved today by the state senate by a vote of 39 to G. Under the bill which now goes to the house for consideration, the highway commission is authorized to adopt a plan whereby the interest and principal on the bonds will be kept below the amount of receipts in the primary road fund. Counties 'would be authorized to issue and sell refunding bonds to readjust the total annual amount of bond maturities and interest to not less than $6,000,000 or $9,000,000. Fred White Explains. Fred White, chief engineer of the state highway commission, explained the provision of the bill which is substantially the same as that introduced at the last regular session of the general assembly. He placed before the senate figures showing the annual amount of the primary road bonds outstanding to be $95,000,500. These primary road bonds, hi said, had been issued by 85 of the state's 99 counties. The total amount of bonds ma luring and interest for the years 1936 to 1939 inclusive, he said, wil average about 512,712,000 a year (Turn to p»Ke 4ft, column B) THREE PARISHES ROUT LONG GANG Refuse to Vote in Election Held to Name Huey's Candidate. BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 5. /P --Senator Huey P. Long's political forces were put to rout by violently demonstrating citizens in three of the 12 parishes of the sixth congressional district today. They were forced to cancel the congressional election in those three parishes when the residents made a display of armed resistance to the proposed balloting. Elsewhere in the district, the election was ordered to 'proceed, but balloting was very light as both state highway police and armed citizens stood near the polling booths, tallying those who came to vote. Long's Candidate. The election was designed to send Mrs. Bolivar E. Kemp, Senator Long's candidate, to the vacant sixth congressional seat in a suddenly called election, without the holding of a party primary. The parishes of Tangipahoa, home of Mrs, Kemp, Livingston and St. Helena in the eastern sector of the district, after a week of protesting demonstrations in which the Kemp mllots were seized and publicly jurned, and Senator Long and other administration leaders were hanged and burned in effigy, turned out Heavily armed today to prevent the balloting. Lee Ponder, chairman of the sixth district democratic commit- ,ee and Long's spokesman in the section, quickly announced the election had been called off in those parishes. Ponder said the cancellation was due to an injunction issued by Judge Nat Tycer late yesterday. Similar injunctions issued elsewhere failed to stop the election. Three Stay Closed. His announcement came after the polling places, of the three parishes had remained closed long after opening time. Voting proceeded here in the state capital, the Feliciana parishes, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coiipee and Iberville, but boxes had not had a single vote cast in them long after the opening hour. The only "ballot box" in evidence in Tangipahoa was a garbage can set up on the main street of Hammon, prominently labeled "vote here if you want to.' 1 MUST HURRY UP PUBLIC WORKS diley Calls on Counties ant Towns to Seek Approval of Projects. DES IODINES, Dec. 5. (/!)--Iowa ·ovemmental subdivisions today vere urged by W. F. Rlley of Des .loines, member of the state public vorks advisory board, to take immediate steps to obtain approval of public works projects which they are contemplating. While ' expressing gratification over the progress of the civil works program, Rilcy pointed out that this vork is necessarily temporary and suggested that communities not ose sight of the importance of hav- ng public works projects ready to start as soon as weather permits. As of last Saturday there were 85 Iowa public works projects approved in Washington, involving a .otal estimated cost of 56,403,046, said, while there were under consideration by federal authorities, approved by the Iowa board, 54 ad- litional projects with on estimated cost of £5,228,973. If these latter projects are approved by Washington It will bring Iowa's total to 511,632,019, he said. Declaiming that Iowa should have not less than $20,000,0(50 worth of work and more if possible, ready to start ag soon as weather permits, Riley pointed out that the engineering detail and statutory detail make it imperative for public bodies to act at once. In this way, he said, when the civil works projects are completed the men can be moved to pxiblic works as fast as weather conditions permit. Strike IeclareJ In Spain. MADRID, Dec. 5. .P)--A revolutionary general strike was declared in the city of Coria, province of Ca- cercs, 200 miles west of Madrid, today. The city, only 20 miles from the Portugese frontier, is in an isolated mountainous region. Hull Thinks. Private Debts Talk Outside Scope of Conference MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Dec. 5 OB--Secretary of State Cordell Hul said today that although interna tlonol bankers have been antagonis tic to President Roosevelt's pro gram, the United States feels that the discussion of private debts is outside the scope of the Pan-American conference. PROHIBITION SET ASIDE AFTER 14 YEARS OF TRIAL National P o l i c y Given Reverse by Great Majority Vote. By EDWARD J. DUFFY. WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. (JP-Tried almost 14 years and adjudged vanting, constitutional prohibition snds tonight and the American peo- )le face curiously a new period of experimentation on how to handle inuor. Only formal ratifications by con- entiona in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Jtah are necessary to do away with the eighteenth amendment. As it stands, the Salt Lake City action-as the thirty-sixth state--will be over about 7:30 p. m., Mountain time or 8:30 p. m. Central time. Protect Dry States. Automatically the twenty-first amendment takes effect, terminat- ng federal prohibition policing save to protect dry states from liquor importations, and leaving the states to deal as they see fit with strong drink and. attendant difficulties. This reverse in national policy was dictated by a majority approaching ten million of more than 20 million votes cast since congress submitted the question last February. Thirty-one states housing 88 per cent of the population have voted. Only two stood by tho amendment about which such dispute has swirled in latter years' despite the liigh hopes held when all the states except Rhode Island, New Jersey and Connecticut ratified it in Infancy. The two were the Carolinas. Features of Dry Years. But that today was history, 28 States to StayDryand 19MadeWet Montana Waiting for State Selling Plan to Be Set Up. By ASSOCIATED PRESS. When Utah gives the word, the flow of liquor will be immediately legal in: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Ncsv York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Wisconsin, Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey--total 19. Actual Salo Walts. Montana, too, goes wet, but actual sale of liquor will be delayed until the state's liquor selling machinery is perfected, probably In mid-month. States in which the repeal of prohibition will not mean a thing 30 far as immediate sale and consumption is concerned are: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming, West Virginia. Missouri and Ohio. Of the' dry states, legislative action in Missouri, Michigan anc. Ohio is expected to prepare the way foe sale soon. New Jersey, one of the wettest states, had a temporarily confused status with the threat of a gubernatorial veto over its control bill Slate officials said that an act o 1898, whlcli empowered municipalities to issue their own licenses, would govern in the event the -new bill does not become law before repeal. something for the chroniclers along with the many fabulous features of the dry years since the war. Immediate interest centered in those three routine albeit ceremonious convention meetings \vhich hold promise of legal liquor this evening, if the events take place as planned: in the president's proclamation that means lax relief Jan. 1; in Washington and state regulatory plan- UTAH, ASSURED OF BEING 36TH, SPEEDS UP VOTE O h i o Convention Acts After Formal Vote in Pennsylvania. SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 5. (,«-- A sutlden switch in the program of the Utah repeal convention decided upon by the delegates ahorLly after 1 p. m. (mountain standard t l m i today provided for action within about an hour on ratification of the twenty-first amendment. The decision to act came after it .vns assured by action in Pennsylvania and Ohio that Utah would be the thirty-sixth state officially tn ratify the repeal amendment. The convention had been prepared to stay until midnight if necessary to outwnit the other two state conventions voting today. The program tor the convention, called to order by Gov. Henry l. Blood in the chamber of the house of representatives, Included addresses by the governor; by Anthony w. Ivina, a member of the first presidency of the Latter Day Saints church, and by Franklin Rlter, chairman of the Utah league for prohibition repeal and chairman of the resolutions committee of the convention. Ohio Hccomes 33th. COLUMBUS. Ohio, Dec. 5. (/!)-Ohio today ratified repeal of the eighteenth amendment, becoming the thirty-fifth state to approve return of legal liquor. The vote of Uie 52 repeal convention delegates was unanimous, but FINAL BARRIER TO REPEAL FAILS Judge Rejects Attempt to| Stop Proclamation of Ratification. WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. (,!)--The effort to prevent issuance of the proclamation announcing ratification of the prohibition repeal amend- Will Rogers Says-- BEVERLV. HILLS, Dec. 5.-Talked to the Philippine delegation going through here on their way to Washington. Missed seeing Manuel Quezon, their very able leader. They will be an unique delegation in Washington, and one that I believe the president will welcome, for they are asking for liberty and not money. A thing like that is unheard of. Why can't we set the Philippines free now? We kept 'cm for years just on account o£ their sugar. When they take you off liquor, you crave sugar and sweets; well, today we go back on a liquor diet, so they can take us off sugar. That automatically sets the Philippines free. Yours, WILL ROGERS. Oowrtslit, 1033. MeNauKhl Syndicate. ning; and after that . . . Just as the almost unanimous approval of the eighteenth amendment did not settle the matter once and for all, neither does the preponderant action on its rejection signal an end. Controversy now smoldering will crackle into open argument when the senate and. house return to work on liquor taxes and attempt to get a model control law for the capital city. Agree O n One There seem.s to be agreement on but one thing now: There is no telling; what will happen. A feeling between bewilderment and expectancy Is abroad, a wonder "just what does repeal mean?" Will dire dry predictions materialize? Will rosy wet visions be fulfilled? Is the speakeasy to go? Will drinking be more or less fashionable? Wil! the saloon return by another name? So it (joes, with time alone to say. Prohibition strongholds In New England, south and west gave way before anti-prohibition advances so militant as , to recall crusades against alcoholic beverages dating well back into the last century. Now the organized irys are reslmp- i ing their lines and say the combat will go on. Wet organizations in sonic instances are disbanding. Utah 36th Slate. TJtah, so long considered Impregnable for Ihe drys, made it a point to have its convention b2 the tmrty- i sixth and decisive one. If the other two conventions meeting today were* going to dllly dally for delay to gel the "honor" or "glory" then Utnh would go them one better and dilly dally, too. Assurances were given In Pennsylvania and Ohio that they would proceed as per schedule, but--taking on chances--the Utah anti-pro- hibitionlsts had t h r ' r final action put off until about 7:30 instead of going ahead in the afternoon as had been expected. Wiljinm Phillips, as acting secretary of state, had sent along word to officials In all three that a quick message to him would be welcomed in ord-;r to speed the repeal proclamation. Attorney General Cum- mlngs' iillng was that repeal took effect the moment the thirty-sixth convention wound up Its business, but fast work on the message was (Turn tn Tnzc 2, Column 3) mcnt was rejected today by Justice F. Dickinson Letts of Columbia supren Hearing the expected news, William Phillips, as acting secretary in spite of It the state remained legally "dry." Repeal of Ohio's constitutional prohibition amendment will not be effective until next Thursday, and even then it will be necessary for the legislature to repeal two enforcement acts and enact control laws before liquor may flow again. I'ciiiisylvniilii Acts Qiiicflr. HARRISBURG, Dec. r. apt-Pennsylvania, once famed for tlic liquors it made, quietly ratified repeal of prohibition at 12:50 p. in., I today. Fifteen delegates, three of them women, elected Nov. 7, stood in the brilliant hall of the senate and cast the official votes which made Pennsylvania the thirty-fourth state to approve overthrow of the eighteenth amendment. of the DIstrlH Tllcn n ' om U)C sm °le slacks oS ic court Pittsburgh to Philadelphia's skyline hundreds of hotels, restaurants, clubs, boats and dining cura proof state prepared to go ahead with his plans to Issue the proclamation as soon as he hears Utah convention has acted as the thirty-sixth to ratify the twenty-first amendment. Drought by Chase. The unsuccessful court action wns brought by Canon William Chase of Brooklyn, New York, and George S. Duncan of t'hls city, representing the international reform federation end other dry organizations. They eontended the amendment -had bor.n illegally ratified in several of the states. Justice Letts said there was no basis for the action sought and denied the petition for the reason thai it would be futile to grant it. inasmuch as the amendment becomes effective upon ratification by the thirty-sixth state and not upon issuance of the proclamation. ItiileiiKC Medicinal Stocks. The government is considering a plan to release all medicinal liquor stocks for beverage purposes immediately after proclamation of repeal this evening. While President Roosevelt and acting Secretary Phillips at the stale department awaited the repeal convention in Utah to proclaim the passing out of Ihe eighteenth amendment, serious consideration was given to a.isiiring an adequate supply for the 20 or so states that either will allow liquor Immediately or soon. To Hamper Bootlegging. To hamper the bootleg trade is one goal. The plan about liberating the medicinal liquor supplies was being weighed by Joseph H. Clioate, Jr., federal alcohol administrator and E. S. Grccnbaum of the president's special committee. One official said that In all likelihood the plan would be approved lale in tho day. The Utah action is expected about 9:30 eastern standard time. To Curb Imports. It was estimated that the plan would release for immediate con' sumption approximately 500,000 gallons of domestic and Imported spirits and wines. Meantime, a tentative regulation (Tnm to puge IB, column 2) pared to sell to those bent on celebrating the end of 14 arid years. Slate police and municipal authorities forecast, however, that the celebration after the last needed lu pujr« -I* 1 ' rolumn i j GRAND CHAMPION STEER SELECTED CHICAGO, Dec. 3. (/PK-"Bnar- cliff Model" an Aberdeen-Angus owned by the Brinrcliff Farms, Inc.. Pine Plains, N. Y., was selected as grand champion steer of the International Livestock Exposition today. "CURIOUS CUSTOMS" When you see a stone or Iron ball on the wall of a peaceful country estate, do you realize its ancestor was a human head':' When you watch the dignified ceremony of laying a corner stone, do you realize th'ia ceremony was originally performed with human sacrifices? Many 01 our customs today are carried over from tho earliest barbaric times, and most of them were I heathen and bloody rites. The booklet, "Curious Customs," is an expose that lays bare the real beginnings of the harmless ceremonies and customs we practice today. Use this coupon. Mason City Globc-Oaietto i n f o r m a t i o n Bureau, Frnd«ric ·(. Hiiskin, Klrector, Washington, I). C. I inclose 6 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet on "Curious Customa." Name Street City Stale (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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