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r ! North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home --· "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL. MOUTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS" O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA/THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Ofr' TWO SKCTlONfl SECTION ONE NO. 51 Will Oppose Army Boost Collins to Be Ready for Mac Arthur's Contention. IOWA HOUSE FAVORS INFLATION By HERBERT PLTJMMER WASHINGTON. Dec. 7. (JFl--The contention of General MacArthur, chief of staff, that the enlisted strength of the regular a r m y should be increased f r o m 119,000 to 165,000 me. will be opposed in stubborn fashion if U is put up to congress to decide. A gentleman from Mississippi, a member of the house, is all pet for the general. - He is Ross Col- ROSS COLONS j ms _ chairman of the sub-committee -- the house | body which controls the purse strings of the war department. Collins doesn't claim to be a soldier. He believes, however, that he knows something about the army-Knowledge "picked up by hard work and the exercise of ordinary common sense," as he expresses it. The Mississtppian long has been an advocate of motorization, and mechanization of the nation's military establishment. It is his contention that military conservatism too long has been allowed to retain masses of what he describes as "glow moving, slow shooting, expensively massed troops." He's For Modernity. He has been loud in his complaint that of the money made available to the war department by congress to maintain the military establishment, comparatively little goes for modern equipment. "When we realize," he says, "that the large percentage of the money appropriated is for personnel to almost the total neglect of mechanized equipment; when we see money used on transient training of high ; -school,;boys,vdrill', ground maneu- _ : :i_: · j.^J»/"_»'rt^---iJ_-« ) _ IT; v.«-.:·:: ~7.^t *-·· Peek May Be Transferred From AAA to NRA . ^ 'pv Ese'Sreason^ilSn'as njj ^sympathy with .General MacArthur's. le^ sure'to"increase''the size of tKe regular army. He would use the money necessary to care for the increased p -'sonnel in further mechanization of what we now have. "The general," he declares, "would I mix antique methods with modern means of warfare. It can't be done succcssrully." Handy With Ammunition. Collins, a sandy haired, robust '· man who speaks with a pronounced \southern accent has incurred the enmity of many in the army for his attitude. His efforts to remove older army officers from the active list to make way for younger men have brought him much criticism. His enthusiasm over a mechanized military establishment for this country knows no .bounds. His office abounds with pictures .and drawings of the latest war machines. As he talks he jumps from one to another for illustration. And he'll argue his side with the highest of 'em. Husband, 72, Asks Divorce From Young Wife Who Traveled INDEPENDENCE, Kans., Dec. 7. .T)_W. T. Brown, 72, complained in a divorce petition life has been just ;ne train ride after another since he married Fay Brown, 23, of Vilonia, Ark. Brown said he wished to a^ttle down; she wished to use Brown's railroad pass, and, as a re suit, in their three months of married life they visited the Century of Progrei exposition at Chicago, went to the Pacific coast and made numerous trips to Kansas City, St. Louis and in Arkansas. Master Builders of Iowa Elect Officers \ DES MOINES, Dec. 7. jT)-- C. E. : Larson, Fort Dodge, was named president of the Master Builders As- 1 sedation of Iowa. Other officers include Max Mildenstein, Cedar Rapids, vice president: Joe Currie, Waterloo, secretary, and W. F. Kuch- ardo DCS Moines, treasurer. ACTION SEEN AS WAY OF SOLVING TUGWELL BREAK Will Direct Codes Move From Department of Agriculture. WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. Iff)-Transfer of George N. Peek, now- agricultural adjustment administrator, to the national recovery administration under Gen. Hugh S. Johnson to take over the agriculture codes newly placed there appeared today as likely to be decided upon by President Roosevelt as a solution of disagreements in the agricultural department that have delayed action on these important codes. This prospect developed as the president conferred with Secretary Wallace and Rcxford G. Tugwell, assistant secretary of agriculture who has been at odds with Peek on agricultural policies. Luncheon Conference. Later Mr. Roosevelt had a luncheon conference with Peek, continuing their talk of last night in conjunction with shifting of jurisdiction on the stymied codes from the AAA to the NRA. Asked after the white house conference if Peek would go over to the national recovery administration to take over these codes, Wallace smiled n-nd replied: ''You can't tell about that--you wjHrhave-,-to 'speculate. 1 .'--:, ,;.,-i ._-.!, '." '·..'·.;;' .'. .-'·· Have- Same ,GoBl. r ·.. V , '..'·' if Eyeing- his side ;Wal- la.ce;said: "All of : us have the same objectives--to get a fair share of income to the farmer. I think George and Rex see eye to eye on that." Asked if Peek and Tugwell agreed on methods to obtain this objective, Wallace replied: "Everyone has different methods." Tugwell said he was -not resigri- mg. Transfer of the codes was announced by the white house shortly after Peek was reported to have said that he would resign unless "radical members of the 'brain trust' left the agricultural adjustment .administration alone. Transfer to NRA. As a result of a visit Peek made to the white house, and presidential telephone talks with Wallace and Johnson, it was decided that ail codes under or before the AAA, except those involving persons who actually process farm commodities, would be transferred to the NRA. Biggest of these, Wallace said before making his survey, would be that covering wholesale and retail food dealers. "The wholesale and retail dry goods dealers are already under NRA," Wallace said, "so this transfer is just natural. I haven't any idea how many other codes will be involved until I check." Willing to Give Up. He added, however, that although his department would be willing to give up the distilling, brewing-, rectifying, blending and other liquor codes, "I'm afraid they stay with us." "They deal with the first processing- of farm products," Wallace said. What happens to the liquor importers' code, he continued, will be i-ierely a "matter of convenience." For several months, agricultural department officials said. Peek had hoped for designation of his AAA as an agency separate from the department. Wea IOWA WEATHER Snow probable Thursday night and ITHday; colder, mwch colder in west and north portions Friday. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for . 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock i, Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 38 M i n i m u m in Night SO At 8 A. M. Thursday 32 ZERO WEATHER FOR NORTH IOWA Snow and Sudden Tumble in Temperature Predicted for Friday. DES MOINES, Dec. 7. (-T1--Zero weather In the northern half of the state was predicted for Friday by the weather bureau today. Temperatures of 15 degrees in the southwest portion, 18 In the southeast, and 18 at Des Moines also were forecast for tomorrow. Snow will accompany the downturn In temperature, the weather bureau said. Kpidemlc Closes Schools. ELLIOTT, Dec. 7. IJF)--Public schools were closed and social activ- ! ities suspended Indefinitely because . of scarlet fever quarantines. Groups Lead in Giving to Cheer Fund One Twentieth of Full Amount Will Bui; Yule Candy. Previously reported Sti-l.uo Clio Club S5.00 Sirs. H. H. So.OO G. N. C.-r. K. O. So.OO D. A. R. of Mason City §5.00 Home Builders' Class of M, E. Sunday School 5.00 HUEY LONG'S EFFIGY BURNED New Total ?89.GO The organizations of Mason City --clubs, societies, classes and office groups--are showing the way in the early stages of the community's Christmas Cheer solicitation. Three-fourths of the amount so far collected has come from organizations. This fact ought to stand as a challenge to the generous impulse of individuals. Widespread satisfaction in the departure this year to include a. ton ~\ of candy in the budget i \ of expenditures from the Cheer Fund has been expressed. A. Twentieth for Candy. It has been calculated that the investment -for this project, which will bring happiness to approximately 5,000 needy youngsters, will require approximately, a twentieth of. the total amount It-the goal; of ?2-,OOQ- is _.reached.. :·. ·: . ' · ·-..;., this program,- the" junior Charii- ber of Commerce committee, headed by Leo Sweesy, is working hand in hand with the Forty and Bight organization of the American Legion and the P. T. A. council. The two other two groups will provide the toys for the big community Christmas party and the organization of young businessmen will administer the candy assignment. Every evidence indicates that the solicitation has at last swung into its stride and that from this point on, there will be a rapfd acceleration. This must be the case it there is to be an attainment of the $2,000 goal. It's Been Done Before. Political fever rose to high pitch in Hunminnd, La., during the election to select a successor to tho late Congressman Bolivar Kemp. This effigy of Huey Long was burned on a Hammond street. (Associated ITess Photo). . ·,, HELD IN CHICAGO Surrenders on Charges of Fraud in Financing Pipe Line. CHICAGO, 'DCC. 7. iP)~- Frank Parish, a fugitive since last February, surrendered to the United States marshal today on an indictment charging use of the mails fradulently in the financing of the Missouri-Kansas Pipe Line company. This is substantially the amount His 535,000,000 pipe line coin- raised in other years and the amount estimated by Mrs. Mabel THAT STOCKING The little nick out of the toe of the stocking accompanying this story represents the amount so far raised in the solicitation. As the amount increases, the white increases. Let's eliminate that entire black column! Blaisc, director ot tlie Social Welfare league for the job cut out for her this Christmastide. Once again, it ia to be noted that no gift la either too small or two large. They're all needed and welcomed. Names of donors will be used in listing the daily contributions unless there is a specific request for initials or the "Just a Friend" designation. Eye Observing has given his guarantee that no Christmas expenditure will bring larger returns in the satisfaction that comes from a good deed, through a gift to this cause. That's what dozens of those who have given in previous years have said. Better Do It Now. There are no good arguments in favor of delaying this little duty, Good Fellows of Mason City, and every good reason for getting it done now. Address your gift to: Christmas Cheer Fund, Care Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa. Remember, about 151,900 must be raised yet if Christmas Cheer is to be insured for every youngster in Mason City. Lindbergh Tunes Up Motor of Plane for Return Hop to U. S. NATAL, Brazil, Dec. 7. UP)--Col. Cliarlea A. Lindbergh today tuned up the motor of the monoplane in which he and Mrs. Lindbergh flew from Africa yesterday and It was believed he was preparing to start a return flight to the United States by way of Para (Belem) tomorrow. pany went into receivership in the spring of 1932. Several months later a government investigation and audit resulted in the indictment of the young financier and several associates in the direction of the company for use of the mails in a scheme to defraud investors in Missouri-Kansas pipe line stock. Then in December, 1932, Parish was indicted in New York on a grand larceny charge, which he denied. He elected to go into voluntary exile last February rather than face the mail fraud charges, and his 55,000 bond was forfeited. Parish had residences at Kansas City, Mo., and East Orange, N. J. Before he was 36 he had built a $10,000,000 fortune. He organized the pipe line company to draw natural gas 1,200 miles from Texas to TO BOW TO LONG Denied Primary, They Plan to Hold "Election" on Dec. 27. BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 7. fl) --Refused a primary for the selection of a .successor to the late Representative Bolivar E. Kemp, the citizens' election committee for the sixth congressional district, today announced a firm stand upon their "citizens' popular election" set for Dec. 27 by a district wide voters' mass meeting held Nov. 28 in Baton Rouge. The citizens' committee headed b - Edward J. Gay issued a statement last night terming Tuesday's election of Mrs. Bolivar E. Kemp, Sr., of Amitc, widow of the representative, an attempt "by trickery and fraud to deprive the voters of their right of free choice in electing a representative." Named liy Committee. Mrs. Kemp was nominated by members of the sixth district democratic executive committee favorable to Senator Huey P. Long and th, Gov. O. 1C Allen administration and went into the election as the "unopposed nominee" without the holding of a primary. Governor Allen and the attorney ^neral's office declared the election was legal and a statement issued last night in New Orleans 3 MEN KILLED AS SMUGGLERS AND OFFICERS FIGHT 4 Canadian Coast Guards; Captured by Crew of Rum Ship. EL PASO, Tex.. Dec. 7. /!';-Three men were killed and another was wounded in a gun fight between U. 3. border patrolmen and liquor smugglers at the foot of Park street today. The dead: Dorne C. Mellon, 31, U. S. border patrolman, shot through the heart. Francisco Gonzalez, 25, Juarez. Higinio Perez, Juarez The wounded man, Francisco Mosquero, is in a aerious condition in Liberty hospital, Juarez. American officers seized lf0 gal-1 Ions of mixed liquors. More Stay lie Ueiid. Patrolmen said more smugglers may have been killed. They naw two men fall into the Rio Grande during the fight and arc looking for the bodies. They may have been the two men who are dead at Liberty hospital, Juarez, across the border. The battle started when Melton and five other inspectors challenged 1G men who had waded the river with 150 gallons of liquor. When the smugglers reached the -Amerieafi£$8$j£ the -officers'. leaped out of hiding- with drawn guns. A blaze of gunfire met their command to surrender. Melton fell at the first volley. Fire n» They Flee. The other inspectors returned the fire as the smugglers dropped their loads and backed into the river, firing as they retreated. The firing lasted about three to five minutes. During the firing: a sniper on the American side shot at the officers from behind. This was the second rum battle In which a border patrolman was slain recently. Hollin C. Nochols was killed in East El Paso Severn! days ago. Border patrolmen in the fight today beside Melton were: J. T Love Pedro Torres, Bert G. Walthail, Lester G. Copenbarger Glance Illinois, and bought himself the for-; over the governor's name offered mer presidential yach Mayflower. , to call another general election: Then the collapse of Missouri-Kan- "" - ·- - - sns brouht disaster. lowan Fatally Hurt as Car Hits Truck STORM LAKE, Dec. 7. (.T)--E. E. Rice, an employe of the Rogers Grain company with headquarters at Cedar Rapids, was fatally injured last night when his car crashed into a parked truck west of Albert City. Mrs. Minnie Stevens of Webb suffered a compound fracture of the leg and other injuries. She is in a hospital here. Pleads Not Guilty to Lynch Charges ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Dec. 7. (.T-John F. Zook, former policeman and wrestler, pleaded not guilty today to a charge of first degree murder In the death of Lloyd Warner, Negro, lynched Nov. 28. Clinton Man Heads Ice Cream Makers CEDAR RAPIDS, Dec. 7. UP)-Members of the Association of Ice Cream Manufacturers of Iowa elected H W. Dettner of Clinton president, and L. T. Poter, Waterloo, vice president. Will Call Election. "If you signify your willingness to be bound under the rulings and precedents which have remained the custom and legal process of this state, and if then Mrs. Kemp, after such commitment from you, sees fit to tender such a resignation a.s to create a vacancy, then I will follow the same and call a general election for the 15th of April, 1934." Mrs. Kemp said yesterday that "to the end that we may have peace" she was willing to resign her seat and enter a primary. and Robert Canadian Guards Kidnaped. GLANCE BAY, N. S., Dec. 7. (if) --Four Canadian coast guardsmen were captured today by the crew of a suspected rum running craft, who turned on the guardsmen as they were being towed into port and escaped with their seized vessel. The escape was effected after the coast guard cutter Stumble Inn seized the ship Kromhont seven miles off Flint Island early today. Captain E. L. Croft assigned four seamen to the Kromhout and began to tow it into North Sydney, along with the reputed rum-runners. Striking quickly, the Kromhout crew overpowered their guards, cut loose their ship and raced out of range of the coast guard's guns. An extensive search for the ship was started immediately off the Cape Breton coast. Approve Bond Issue. GILMORE CITY, Dec. 7. /7)-Voters approved a 519.000 bond issue for enlarging the school building 394 to 35. Sees Need of New Concept for Religion Wallace Tells jChurch Group World Is Chatiff'uiff. \ WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. t.-Ti --A j new concept of a. religion to fit t! . spiritual needs of men and : women in a rapidly changing eco- j nomic picture was suggested today by Secretary Wallace in a speech before the federal council of Churches of Christ in America. "The problem of statesmanship is to mold a policy leading toward a higher state of humanity, and to stick by that policy and make it seem desirable to the people In spite of short time political pressure to the contrary," he saici. "True statesmanship and true religion therefore have much in common. HovlfiWs C'hnrrh History. Reviewing the history of the church and the influence of materialism on the Protestant faith, he said that "to enter the kingdom of heaven brought to earth and expressed in terms of rich material ife it will be necessary to have n reformation even greater than that of Luther and Calvin." "The social machines set up by this administration will break down unless they are inspired by met! who in Uieir hearts catch a larger vision than the hard driving profit motives of the past." Must Chungo Attitude. He continued, "More than, that the mctt-inrthe-.street.muat change "their attitude' concerning"the nature of man and the nc.ture of human society. ,They must develop the capacity to envision a co-operative objective and be willing to pay the price to attain it." The old faith in endless mechanical progress and the beliefs in continual rising land values and higher wages lias been rudely shaken, Wallace said, but it will be impossible to cuter into the still almost limitless possibilities or' science and invention "until we have acquired a new faith, a faith which is based on a richer concept of the potentialities of human nature than that of the economists, scientists and businessmen of the nineteenth century." Religious Keynote. "I am wondering if the religion we shall need during the next h u n - dred years will not have much more in common with the Christianity of the second and third centuries or possibly even with that of the middle ages than with the protestan- tism of the past 100 years," he added. "The religious keynote, the economic keynote, the scientific keynote of the new age must be the overwhelming realization that mankind now has such mental and spiritual powers and such control over nature that the doctrine of the struggle for existence is definitely outmoded and replaced by the higher law of co-operation." GOES ON RECORD FOR RESOLUTION BY81T016VOTE Senate Defers Action to Monday on Revision of Taxes. DES MOINES, Dec. 7. I.Vi--The Iowa house of representatives today went on record as favoring federal monetary inflation in a concurrent resolution passed by a vote of 81 to -IS. Tlie resolution memoralJKing UK- president for crop reduction control, i n f l a t i o n of currency and reduced Interest on Agricultural loan* urges the president to reduce the content of gold supporting the dollar to one-half, fixing the content, immediately at 3.1.t( grains of gold. of Lnnil. It also suggests government purchase of 40 million acres of lanil allocated between cotton, corn and whent so that this acreage may b" removed from production. Compulsory use of silver as well nn gold us reserves back of nil U n l t c i l States and federal reserve legal tender notes without interest is also urged. Meanwhile the state senate made file number one, a bill proposing H personal net income tax, corporation tax and retail sales tax u .special order of busiuesa for next Monday, deferring for a time the legislative battle on tax revision Un 1 measure is expected lo promote. Motltin l»y Vattcrsmi. The bill was to have conic up today for , consideration through, a committee.-:;;report ; : recommending lowan Wounded by Gun While Hunting FAIRFIELt), Dec. 7. (jp--Arlo Brown, 23, of Stookport, was taken to Jefferson county hospital here today suffering from a gunshot wound below the heart. He saiti he was wounded while hunting rabbit.v. His condition is not serious. Signs Suffrage Bill for Filipino Women MANILA, P. I., ^ec. 7. (/Pi--Gov. Gen. Frank Murphy today signed the women's suffrage bill. The lav/, effective Jan. :, 1D35, will make Filipino women the first of their sex to enjoy the ballot in the. far east. J Will Rogers Says-- BEVERLY HILLS, CVU.. Dec. 7.--Well sir from what i can read and hear today, folks stood the shock of getting a drink (without giving their name) in mighty good shape. Of course the ones that are clear "out" wo won't hear of for days. But It looked lilte everything went off better than expected. You see the whole problem is getting people from had drinks, back on to good drinks. You take n good bucking horse rider. He would rather ride a bad horse than a nice gentle one. So It's going to take time to get 'em to having n sociable drink without watching the door. Yours, WILL. l op.vrUhl. ma. .Mr.VAnght S.vndlcnrr/ JOUHY AND MOB REACH CHICAGO Taken There From St. Paul to Face Factor Kidnap Charges. CHICAGO, Dec. 7. (.!--Roger Touhy, gang leader, and three henchmen accused of kidnaping John Factor, arrived here today from St. Paul and were taken immediately to the state's attorney's office in the criminal courts building. With Touhy were Gus Schafer, Eddie McFadden and Albert Kator, they had left St. Paul last night. Touhy, Schafer and McFadden were acquitted there of kidnaping William H n m m , Jr., wealthy brewer, for ransom. Papers for their extradition to Illinois were signed yesterday by Gov. Floyd B. Olson. Willie Sharkey was acquitted with the three, but hanged himself in his cell in St. Paul three days later. Meanwhile State's A t t o r n e y Thomas ·. Courtney wna conferring with United States District Attorney Dwlght Green in an effort to keep Factor in this country u n t i l he can testify against the Touhys. Factor, who is wanted in England in a $7,000,000 confidence game charge, recently lost his appeal against er- tradition in the United St-ite.i supreme court and Courtney is ufrnic! tlint, If the extradition order is executed i m m e d i a t e l y , he "ill lose his witness. 'viva voce vote on motion of Senator Patterson of Burt, committee chairman. The concurrent resolution passed by the house also asked for Ion£ time financing' on the tliUQrtiy.fLllon plan for farm and home ownership at as low a rate of interest us f u r - nished to industry and finance. The house defeated 49 to SO tli« dole bill which would give m u n i c i - palities the right to regulate t e l e phone rates. An effort to prevent reconsideration of the nicU.sure was lost by a 29 to 3fl vole. Vehicle Hills I'ii.sseil. Three bills F i f f c c t i n g motor vehicle registration which already had passed the senate were enacted by the house today. One would cbangf: the registration date from Feb. 1 to .Tan. 1 but not Impose a penalty iiiitil Feb. 1. Another would eliminate penalties for 1931 registration provided tho car owner fil-es an af- fivndit that the vehicle had been In storage for :1933. The third bill would require, the court to the stub from a drivers' license and forward it with a record of a conviction to the department rf motor vehicles when suspension or revocation of the license is not m a n d a t o r y . Opposing the inflation resolution. Representative Johnson of Linn assorted the authors knew n o t h i n g about economies, declared that tin temporary increase of prosperity in economically unsound and said the. resolution would make a joke oui of Iowa. Supported by A very. His contentions ivcrn supported by Representative A very ot Clay. "CURIOUS CUSTOMS" Did you ever notice that the bow on a man's hatbniul ia always on the left ? That tlie .sleeves of his coats have b u t tons and are opened a little way u p ? That most men's coats have a part in the back ? These fa.sli- ion details had a rom/inlic begin- n i n g in tho swaggering days cl knights and .swords, gallants anJ adventure. They were originally not fashions, but necessities in the life of the times. The booklet, "Curious Customs,", contains interesting facts about many other customs, expressions, words, weddings, funerals, superstitions, and ceremonials. Use coupon. Musnn City GlnlK--(iii/ctlc I n f o r m a t i o n hurt-mi, Frederic ,1. HiiKliln, director, Washington, I. C. I inclose six cents in coin (caro/nlly wrapped) for the booklet on "Curious Customs." Name ,. Street City . State

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