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..I- T North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home "· "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL, NORTH IOWAKS NKIGHBOKS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PBEBS LEASED WIRE EERViCB MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1933 THIS FAFER, CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 50 Norris Has New Dream Plan of Developing Missouri Valley His Latest. By HERBERT FLUMMEH r A S H I N G T O N , Dec. 6. GfP)-- George Norris of Nebraska w h o , perhaps, has seen more than the a v e r a g e man's share of dreams come true within the past few months, is about to embark on. another ambitious venture. He wants set up in the Missouri valley a federal authority which will seek to do for that section of the nation what the Tennessee Valley authority has in mind for the vast region around Muscle Shoals in the south. The 72 year old senator denies there is anything new about his proposal. He prefers rather to look upon it as another part of a national project he has championed for years. With the advent of the "new dear administration, Norris saw his dream of a great social and eco nomic experiment in the Tennessee valley realized. For years he battled against the stiffest and most stubborn opposi- - tion to bring Muscle Shoals under federal operation. Start ,of Series. Norris regards the Tennessee valley project as the first of a series of like projects which ultimately may embrace all the major river valleys of the country. Muscle Shoals was selected as the first link in the experiment because of the presence of gigantic dams and nitrate plants capable of early operation. It is possible with the equipment already at hand to make a start toward manufacturing, cheap power for^sale k to municipalities- apd farmers'':corpperatlye' orgtuiiiatlpiiB "and toTnaka"fertlnzer;T"~" '-' ; '~' : Vf~'" The Missouri valley, 'Norris; believes, is the most logical project to tackle next. There are problems there" of pressing importance, he says. Flood control is vital. Irrigation is a real need. Soil erosion is a menace. Vital Problems. The manufacture of fertilizer doesn't enter Snto this project, but cheap electric power does. Here's a typical problem in the Missouri valley: One section claims its average rainfall In past years hag been 18 ' inches. Average evaporation for the same period la placed at 32 Inches. Unless something is done, inhabitants of this region contend, they will be forced before long to vacate their homes to make a living elsewhere. It is to attempt a solution of this and other problems that Norris seeks the creation of a Missouri Valley Authority. Where once he might have looked upon such a proposal as doubtful of fulfillment, the senator now ia enthusiastically hopeful of early realization. CORN-HOC CONTRACT APPROVED Lindberghs Span Ocean, Reach South America DEATH PENftLTY FOR 2ND NEGRO Norris Convicted of Attack Upon White Woman in Scottsboro Case. DECATUR, Ala., Dec. 6. 1F-- Clarence Norris, the second of seven Negro defendants in the "Scotta- taoro case," retried on a charge of attacking a white woman, was convicted today by a Morgan county jury. The sentence automatically carries the death penalty. Norris was the second of seven Negroes to he retried and convicted on charges of attacking two white women near Scottsboro, Ala., on a freight train two years ago. Heywood Patterson Uie first, was convicted last week and given the death sentence. Cases of the five remaining Negroes under indictment for the attacks have bean postponed by Judge W. W. Caiiaway, pending an appeal in the cases of Patterson and Norris. Krt FESTIVITY UPON RETURN OF HARD LIQUOR IS QUIET U. S. Works to Adjust Itself to New Order of Things. VVASHINGTON, Dec. 6. (/Pi--A nation that had' made federal prohibition just a repealed constitutional amendment worked hard today to adjust itself to the new order of things. And, surprisingly to some, the 20 states whose laws permitted the sale of hard liquor after Utah late yesterday became the thirty-sixth to ratify repeal had comparatively few citizens feeling the worse today for celebrations. Throughout the country, the festivities seemed to lack the fervor some had forecast. In many cases, the supply was scant; in several states, regulatory setups had not been completed, so the liquor suppliers were few. . Saloon Js Barred. There were, too, many indications that a number of state officials expected to follow the lead of President Roosevelt who, in proclaiming repeal of the nearly 14 year old law, stated hla future aims in these words: "The policy of the government will be to see to it that .the.aoclal and political evils-that have existed In -;thef pre-prqhibltlon era shall not b"e» revlvEd.-nor-'permitted- agaln.vto exist.?:-" - ' - ' . - f ··-:·- '. '..:..: .. '. ·'. He asked "especiallylthat no state shall by law or otherwise .authorize the return of the saloon either in its old form or in some modern guise" and said the "objective we seek through a national policy is the education of every citizen toward a greater temperance throughout the nation."' Already Under Codes. The organization he wag creating- to effectuate that declared policy plugged away on the hundreds of problems necessiated by the repeal of a law which left no regulatory statutes in its place. The recovery and agricultural acts with their code provisions were being used until congress could enact necessary laws. Distillers, brewers and importers already were under codes; hearings had just been held on one for the rectifiers and blenders. Numerous attempts were being made to keep bootleggers from profiting by the expected increased demand. Joseph H. Choate, Jr., who is head of the new federal alcohol control administration, hi one of his first orders tried to speed legitimate supplies. Continues Issuing Permits. The temporary liquor Import committee, which he heads, continued issuing permits for immediate importation of American-type bourbon and rye whisky suitable for blending. The committee did not say how much of that liquor would be adndtted, but officials estimated Canada had nearly 20,000,000 gallons which could be Imported into the United Sttaes. Negotiations continued with other (Turn to Fate 2, Column £) MUST SIT TO DRINK! STORES SHUT IN NATAL TO GREET BIG MONOPLANE Lrowds Throng Streets and Docks of Town m Brazil. NATAL, Brazil, Dec. fi. UP)--Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh arrived here this afternoon after a 1,875 mile flight across the South Atlantic ocean from Bathurgt, Gambia, Africa. The great monoplane landed on :he harbor here at 2:55 p. m. Brazilian time 11:55 p. m. GST). The streets and docks were thronged with huge crowds of Brazilians who had waited throughout the day for the arrival of the famous American couple. All Stores Closed. By general agreement, all business houses and stores in the city Perpendicular drinking Is prohibited by liquor control rules In Chicago and other places, and Gertrude Koenlg demonstrates i how spirits must he sipped under these 'restrictions. ' ILLINOIS FARMER 1933 CORN KING Holmes Takes Crown Witl "Krug's Yellow," New Variety. CHICAGO, Doc. 6. (JP)--An Uli nois farmer, C. Worth Holmes o Joy, today won the title oS 1933 corn king of the world,. Holmes won with "Krug's yellow, a special type corn. It was the firs time this type of grain ever won the grand championship, which usually goea to older types of corn. Only Illinois and Indiana farmers have crashed the throne room of the ruler over all growers of corn. Iowa, which according to a song grows the world's tallest corn, never has, in tbe opinion of judges at the International Grain and Hay show, submitted the world's best samples of corn at Chicago. LINDBERGHS FLY OCEAN FROM EAST TO WEST 30 YEARS PROGRESS By ASSOCIATED PRESS Dec. 1903--Orville Wright makes first airplane flight, lasting 12 seconds. Dec. 1B33--Colonel and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh arrive in Brazil after flying about 18,000 miles in five months. were closed for nearly an hour be- f ore ^eJplndbetgiis'r airival to cele- ' ~ ,b'ratlon'~bf' .the"~grfe at:': event. v ~ The streets vvere' gaily decorated for the "fiesta." For more than a week past the populace had been excited by the reports that Colonel Lindbergh and his wife, the former Miss Anne Morrow, would return to the American continent through their city. Third Time Across. For Lindbergh it was the third ae.rial spanning of tie Atlantic. His first flight, in 1927, skyrocketed him to the attention of the whole world. On that occasion, flying the famous old ship "Spirit of St. Louis," he stayed In the air 33 Vi hours before the lights of Le Bourget field appeared before him. The distance on that occasion was 3,610 miles, almost double what he did today with his wife at the wireless set. Mrs. Kemp Offers to Enter Primary Race in Louisiana NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 6. 7P)--- Mrs. Bolivar E. Kemp, claimed by the administration to have been elected to congress from the sixth congressional district yesterday, today offered to cancel the results of yesterday's procedure and enter a party primary for the post. Thin photo shows un aerial view ot the airport and seaport at Natal, Brazil, where Col. and Mrs. Charles A. TJndbergh, above, landed at the conclusion ot their 2,000 mile west-east trims-Atlantic flight from Bathurst, West Africa. The flight, routed in map, marks one of the filial stages in the five, month aerial .survey of air-footes' conducted-'by the: Undborghs. .; . . ! , - . ; . . ' ' _ ' · ' Wea IOWA WEATHER Unsettled Wednesday night and Thursday, wanner in central and eastern portions Wednesday night. Colder In west and north portions Thursday. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for M hour period ending at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning: Maximum Tuesday 36 Minimum in Night 15 At 8 A. M. Wednesday 18 Wet New Jersey Legally Dry 11 Hours After Repeal Legislature Re-Passes* Bill Over Veto of Governor. TRENTON, N. J., Dec. 6. UP-Wet New Jersey, which for 11 hours after prohibition ended was legally dry, set up at 4:30 a, m. today a liquor control plan which the legislature frankly admitted was experimental. Vetoed as unconstitutional by Gov. A. Harry Moore, the plan, first approved a week ago today, was repassed by the republican majority In both houses. The vote in the assembly to override the veto was 32 to 21 and in the senate 11 to 6. The state was legally dry from the time Utah ratified the twenty- first amendment, until the re-passage of the liquor control bill. A law passed in 1898 made it Illegal to sell alcoholic beverages without a license. No New law. The temporary absence of a new law made the 1888 statutes effective for 11 hours. Under the control law municipal- ities may issue retail licenses, but a state appeal hoard composed of the governor and the presiding officers of both houses is empowered to revoke or grant licenses after hearings. The bill names D. Frederick Burnett, Newark lawyer, as state commissioner at a salary of $13,000 yearly for a seven year term. He will issue brewers, wholesalers and transportation licenses, and has broad powers to promulgate regulations to govern sales. Message of Veto. Governor Moore's veto message was transmitted last 'night after republican leaders refused to accept hia proposal to recall the bill and amend it to meet his objections. The governor also objected to the personnel of the appeal board, saying no one belonging to the legislative and executive branches of the government can exercise judicial functions. The members of the board besides himself will be Senate President Emerson L. Richards of Atlantic and Speaker Herbert J. Pascoe of Union. COUNCIL TO AID RECOVERY MOVE Roosevelt Creates Group to Throw Clearer Light on U. S. Activities. WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. OP)-President Roosevelt today created a national emergency council to coordinate the Information services throughout the country so as to throw a. clearer light upon the government's recovery activities. The council will consist of the secretaries of the interior, agriculture, commerce, and labor, the administrators of the agricultural adjustment administration, the NRA, the federal emergency relief organization, the Home Loan organization, the farm credit administration and a representative of the consumers council. Walker on Council. The president hag designated Frank Walker, executive secretary of the executive council to serve as director of the new council for the time being. State directors to co-ordinate the work of county and city sub-councils will be appointed. Serve as Bureau. The principal purpose of the organization will be to serve as a central information bureau for all those seeking information about government agencies. The new step resulted from a study of existing field agencies of the government in which it was found that in some cases there were six to twelve government representatives in localities, with citizens not knowing which to inquire of for information when they sought to deal with a federal agency. DOCTOR FOUND BEATEN, SLAIN Wife in Custody, Says She "Didn't See or Hear a Thing." LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6. UD--Dr. VV. Dewey WIghtman, prominent physician, was shot and beaten to death in his palatial home overlooking Silver Lake early today. Detectives took into custody for questioning his attractive, red haired wife, Josephine, a former nurse. "I didn't hear or see a thing," was the only statement police could get from the woman. Neighbors said the couple had returned from a .social visit a short while before they heard the shot and notified police. Beside the body of the physician, who was fully clothed, lay a .22 cal- ibre rifle, its stock broken. Police said the man had been struck repeatedly with the weapon and that a bullet from it had pierced his body. A hammer also was found in the room. The couple are the parents of three children, ranging in age from 14 months to five years. Now Is Time to Speed Up Cheer Fund Previous reported C. E. M. L. S. Henry St«ffen Hotel friends New total SflO.OO 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.60 $84.60 $2,000 Milk Drinker Goes Right to Loop Bar CHICAGO, Dec. 6. JP}--Everyone was too surprised to ask him his name--he shoved and pushed his way through the throngs surrounding a famous old Loop har last night, and said to the obliging bartender: "I'll have a glass of milk, please." Killed by Freight Train. MARQUETTE, Dec. 6. W)--Elmer Denison, 20, Excelsior, Minn., was killed while attempting to board a freight train. He was dragged about 150 feet. Civil War Veteran Ile». MONTICELLO, Dec. 6. (JP)--Funeral arrangements were being made for Dr. J. W. Benadom, 90, Civil war veteran, who died of a heart attack after being held up in the city park yesterday. Will Rogers Says-- BEVERLY HILLS, C'al., Dec. 6.--Talk about the "noble experiment." It is just starting. Every state 13 in doubt as to how their liquor will be handled. Say it's not how the state will handle its liquor, it's how the folks will handle theirs. States are going to have scandal over the sale of It, and politicians will fight over the taxes of it. But anyhow the first week will be the hardest. Yours, WILL ROGERS. (CtpyrtKht, 1933, McN"nnj»lit Sjndlca'et The Christmas Cheer fund has always been slow in getting a start. The first $100 has come harder than any subsequent 5500, when that much has been raised. This year Is no exception to the rule. It would he easy to become discouraged with the outlook if the giving capacity of this community hadn't been proved so many times. There's a long hard pull between the amount recorded today and the goal of this solicitation hut those In charge have every confidence that it will be reached. j Full Ton of Candy! A committee of Junior Chamber of Commerce members was at work Tuesday and Wednesday completing arrangements for the distribution of a full ton of Christmas candy in connection with a community-wide Yule celebration in Central park two weeks from now. This candy, purchased at abso- 1 te cost without a cent of profit to anybody, will bring its note of Christmas cheer to some four or five thousand needy youngsters, a larger number than could possibly be reached in any other way with a like expenditure from this f u n d . The project is giving a new appeal to the cause. There arc many in the community who will not find it possible to give this year, perhaps more than at any time in the past. That's why those who can give, even at a sac rifice, must do so without stint. $2,000 Is the Goal! Through an error in the Globe-Gazette's art department, the goal accompanying the Christmas Stocking index accompanying Tuesday's story was given as ?1,000. That's dead wrong. The proper amount Js 52,000. By this time it should be possible for just about everybody to decide on the amount of the contribution to this cause. Help Is desperately needed on the first .fSOO of this campaign. Why delay sending your check or your currency to: Christmas Cheer Fund, The Globe-Gazette, Mason City. Iowa. Let's pass the J100 mark by the next issue. What do you say? HOUSE VOTES TO END JUDGMENTS Ballots 94 to 4 to Outlaw Deficiency Claims to Aid Farmer. DES MOINES, Dec. 6. l/Ti--Deficiency judgments would be outlawed In Iowa under a bill passed hy the house of representatives today by a vote of 04 to -J. The measure was sponsored hy Representatives Looklngbill of Story and Rice of Keokuk. Such action was suggested by the administration and forms a part of the further farm relief legislation which the governor advocated in his message to the special session. Recognize Farm Need. Farmers were given further recognition by passage of the Ritchie measure reducing sealers fees on WALLACE URGES COMMITTEES TO HURRY UP WORK Signers Have to Slash Acreage by at Least 20 Per Cent. WASHINGTON. Dec. 6. (.Tj--Secretary Wallace today approved thr contract to be offered farmers toi- participation in the $350,000,000 corn-hog production adjustment plan 'and appointed committees in six mlddleweatern states to work for success of the plan. He urged the chairmen of committees in Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Indiana to convene their committee*) immediately to plan the campaign organization work. Committees are. being organized In Illinois, Knnsns and Ohio. Surplus Piling Up. In behalf of the plan, Secretary Wallace said "tile surplus of corn and hogs has been piling up for a good many years, only partly from our loss of the export market, and considerably from the decline in corn fed to hor.Tos and mules." The plan requires producers who sign the contract to reduce their corn acreage not less than 20 per cent below the average acreage planted corn for 1932 and 1933. The producer also agrees to reduce in 1934 the number of Utters farrowed 25 per cent below the annual aver- ge number of Utters owned by him etween Dec. 1, 1B31 to Dec. 1, 1933 ind to reduce the number of hogs iroduced for market In 1934 Httera 25 per ceot below the annual average inuring .the] jiast : tw(ii : .yekrj^fi. i ; ·' .Not; to Increase.."'.."7·'.;' Signers of the contract also agree not to increase in 1D34 the total icreajre of crop planted for harvest, :he acreage planted for each crop, he total acreage of feed crops other than corn and bay. the number of any kind of livestock other thnn hogs designated as n. basic commodity in the agricultural adjustment act. The contract also stipulates that lignera shall not increase the aggregate corn acreage on other land hey own not covered by reduction ontract, and that they shall pro- ilblt the use of contracted acreage or anything except pasture, soli Improvement, erosion prevention, fal- owing, weed eradication, or plani- ng of timber. Forbidden t« Sell. NOT TO ADJOURN DES MOINES, Dec. 6. iVP)-- Representative Bruce (D) of Pocahontas county ajinounced today 81 signatures had been obtained on a pledge not to adjourn the special session of the legislature until a reasonably satisfactory tax revision law is enacted. grain. The senate passed the measure sponsored by Representative Ritchie today by a vote ot 46 to 0 It was immediately sent to the house which suspended its rule anc by a vote of 98 to 2 approved the senate action. The bill will reduce the fees given the state for not only the sealing of corn but other grains. The mens ure provides that the sealer's fee shall not exceed one half cent a bushel, that the cost for a single warehouse shall not be less than ? nor more than S25; that the cost o issuing a license shall be Jl.SO In stead of ?3 and approving the ap plication for a group organization 50 cents instead of $1. Only Ono Opponent. The only member to speak agains the deficiency judgment bill wa. Representative Johnson of Linn. HI claimed It was unconstitutional a. It impaired contracts and deprive the owner of his property withou due process of law. Representatives Lookingbill am Rice claimed that it would rellcv dire conditions and pointed out tha deficiency Judgments forced many persons into bankniptcy. Representative Mitchell of Web ster differed with Reprcscntativ Johnson on the constitutionality He said It would not effect existing contracts and asserted that the mortgage moratorium passed in the regular session had given realty owners added credit instead of hin- ·TrTM lo I'mr* Z, Column tl Contract signers are also forbid- len to sell or assign the contract, 'or payment or claim for payment inder the contract except under special circumstances. Signers of contracts will be subject to examination of their property and records on production or sale of corn, hogs and other basic commodities. In return for abiding by the terms of this agreement all contract signers will receive reduction payments at the rate of .30 cents a bushel on the estimated yield of the contracl acreage based on the post five year crop production of the acreage. Payment Not Made. However, payment will not remade on acres In excess of 30 pei- cent of the average corn acreage (Tarn to V»itr 2. Colnmn 1) "CURIOUS CUSTOMS" When you sec 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 this ceremony was originally performed with human sacrifice.**? Many 01 our customs today are carried over from the earliest barbaric times, and most of them were 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 Globe-Gazette I n f o r m a t i o n Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Hlrcctor, Wiishlnjrton, D. C. I inclose 6 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet on "Curious Cuntoms." Name ,. Street City State ( M a i l to Washington. D CM

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