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- L C N E fl .'.:t».; ,", , ' T O f I - North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home "' "THE NEWSPAPJ5K THAT MAKES ALL XOKTU IOWANS NttlGIUIOttS H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CENT8 A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED K'IKE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, -933 THIS TAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTtO.VI KECTION ONE NO. 52 Moley Talks on Politics Says Democrats of Today Different Party. By HERBERT FLUMMER A S H I N G T O N , Dec. 8. UP)-Prof. Raymond r ""V7V/j Moley on a visit %/ «/ ^ to Los Angeles * 1 w w made some observations in regard to the political situation w h i c h were noted here with Interest. At one time known as the chief of the president's " b r a i n trust," M o l e y now has no official connection with the administration. What he might think or a a y, therefore, must be considered with that in mind. , His remarks did, however, cover a subject which sooner or later will lie very much to the fore. Before the Democratic Luncheon club of Loa Angeles Moley asked that the democrats aid Hiram Johnson, progressive republican, who comes up for re-election to the senate next year. "The democratic party of today," said Moley,- "is not the party of 30 years ago. "When the new democracy is complete I want to be in the party, with Senator Johnson and Senator McAdoo. We must save many brave progressive republicans." Sees Democrats Dominant. He predicted further that while, heretofore, the democratic party has been a minority organization, in the future it is likely to be the majority party in congress. While Moley's plea mentioned Johnson specifically, his reference to "brave progressive republicans" evidently includes others who now or soon will be up against the same sort of thing the California senator faces.,,..i · J - : '....-.i.i...... ·-. ·,., · _ . : of Both' LaFollette and Cutting supported Roosevelt in the last presidential campaign. They went along with the president most of the time during the special session in the working out of his emergency legl latlvc program. Cabinet Possibility. Cuting waa mentioned prominently at one time as being a possible cabinet selection. Roosevelt sought to persuade LaFollette to be a delegate to the world economic conference in London. What will be the administration's attitude toward these men come general election time next year? Will the democratic national committee, headed by Postmaster General Farley, support a democratic candidate against them? In Johnson's case there have been attempts to persuade him to desert the republican fold and run as an out-and-out democrat. Those who know Hiram Johnson, however, find it hard to believe he would. SEVEN BURNED TO DEATH IN HOUSE Blaze, Apparently Started From Overheated Stove, Not Found at Once. SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., Dec. S. (JF--Seven persons were burned to death here early today when fire destroyed the home in which they were sleeping. The dead are: Mrs. Genevieve Hibblen, 31, and her four children: Genevieve, 8; Catherine 6; Jerome, 5; and Ernest 2; and Mrs. Erline Orr, 19, -and her daughter, Constance, 18 months. The fire, which apparently started from an overheated stove, was not discovered by neighbors until it had made considerable headway. SKt LINDBERGHS ON LAST LAP OF TRIP Wea IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Friday ....... and Saturday. Colder in the «x- treme portion; rising tempcra- thcnie cast portion; rising temperatures In the extreme ivest portion Friday night. Warmer in west and north portions Saturday. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 2-t hour period ending at 8 o'clock Friday morning: Maximum Thursday S7 M i n i m u m in Night I D At 8 A. M. Friday 11 Friday morning brought the cold- I rst weather thus far recorded in December and developed visions for boys and girls of renewed skating: on Clear Lake and elsewhere. Announce 2,500,000Men Busy on CWA Projects RFC BUYS STOCK IN BANCO BANKS FOR$22, 41 Millions Allotted to Public Works Jobs in 21 States. STORY ON PAGE 1.1 WASHINGTON, Dec. 8. (--Developments today from varied angles of the administration's program included announcements that 2,500,000 men now are employed by the civil works administration, the allotment of 541,388,269 from the public works funds for projects in 21 states and RFC purchases of bank stock aggregating ?22,900,000. Other activities included an en- thusastic statement on the recovery outlook by Henry Bruere, federal credit co-ordlnator, as he returned to his post as president of tlie Bowery Savings bank in New York; purchase by the surplus relief corporation today of 0,030 hogs; and a move by Harry L. Hopkins, civil works administrator, to remove CWA county directors whose appointments were "based on political consideration." . Buy Bank Stock. Making- known purchases of preferred stock and. capital notes in 112 banks for the Northwest Ban- corporation, operating in. eight states, together with a $3,000,000 loan, to .tne'.TJnion Investment.-corii- paiiy.; i) a ssiibsidiaryiof^th e.corpora- ttqn;}Jessei H Jrtes, RFC chairman, .«iJd:.';.';·'·---'.' -.'V: ·".. -. · · ' · · ·,.·":. . ' "This large amount of added capital should multiply itself many times in-the extension of credit and in aid of the president's recovery program for this very important section of the country." The states in which the' Northwest Bancorporation banks are located include Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa; North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana and Washington. lack of Toois. In setting his employment figure at 2,500,000, Hopkins said inability to obtain sufficient tools and the failure of some of the proposed "work relief" projects to meet requirements accounted for his program being apparently behind schedule. President Roosevelt planned to have 4,000,000 men at work by Dec. 15. The 'public works allotments included 533,948,000 as a loan and grant to the Chicago sanitary district. Officials estimated 127,155 man months of employment would be provided by the 63 allotments. Elation was expressed at the treasury over heavy oversubscrip- tion yesterday to the billion dollar one year 2% per cent note issue. Government bonds were stronger on 'the New York Issue Oversubscribed. The treasury said that sulxsciip- tions of its $950,000,000 security issue exceeded that figure by nearly three times. In one day, offers were placed at 52,714,000,000 in round numbers. Acting Secretary Morgenthau made public the amount of subscriptions obtained yesterday and was represented as highly pleased with the success of the borrowing. Meanwhile, the government maintained for the seventh business day a gold price of $34.01 an ounce. Jones Says Little Gold Bought Abroad WASHINGTON, Dec. 8. (/P)--Jesse H. Jones, chairman of the Reconstruction corporation, asked about reports Thursday that America had ceased buying gold in Europe, said that total purchases wera "hardly enough to "make a bridgework in your mouth." good Martin Insull Move for Liberty Delayed TORONTO, Dec. 8. (JP1--Martin J. Insult's latest move against extradition to the United States, a motion seeking his discharge from custody, was today postponed until Dec. 19 by Justice W. H. Wright in Weekly Chambers court. Carrier Boys "Kick In" for Cheer Fund Set Good Example for Those Who Delay Donations. Previously Imported $8!).(ill G.-Gozetfe Carrier Boys S5.50 McGregor Children .50 Dorcas Aid Society, human uel Lutheran Church 5.00 Sans Soucl Club 3.00 History Club 5.00 New Total S108.60 Here's a little story that ought to challenge the generous impulses c: every resident in Mason City. Fifty-five GloVe-Gazette carrier boys, acting on their own volition, have donated a total of 55.50 for the Christmas Cheer fund. That's 10 cents apiece. Not much, it's true. But it represents the reward for a good many blocks of marching along with a heavy bag of papers. Good $2000.' . i ; . ; . , , . . r . , i . i spreading- 1 'cheer in this community this Christmastide, juat about everybody who can is going' to have to dig down into his or her purse anil contribute a little, There is to be no personal solicitation. The cause must be presented in this impersonal way. It'3 just up to you and you and you to determine whether the necessary fund is to be .raised. The organization response to the appeal presented each day on this page has been inspiring-. But up to this time, the response from indi-, viduals has not been sufficient to guarantee success in the endeavor. Early Gifts Tivicc Blessed. * There are fewer than two weeks of giving: days left. The early gi£t, as has been suggested, Is thrice blessed because it contributes to the momentum which will be essential to putting over the project in its later stages. Tlie burden of this appeal, then, is to give arid to give RIGHT NOW -- while you're thinking about it. "Let's fill that stocking to the brim" is the slogan of the campaign. Some may question whether a stocking has a brim. Perhaps most stockings don't have. But this ia an unusual stocking -- it has a brim. And it must be filled to ovci-- flowmg-. And YOU must hejp do It. Address your contribution to the Christmas Cheer Fur.i, Globe-Ga- zatte, or bring it to this office. FIVE ARE HURT NEAR RICEVILLE Students From High School Are Thrown Out as Car Hits Culvert. RICEVILLE, Dec. S.---Five local high school students were injured last night when the car in which they were riding skidded in loose gravel at 10:30 o'clock and crashed into a culvert two miles west of Riceville. The car was badly damaged. Montell Hill, who waa driving, and "Cleo Bain were most seriously injured, but are not in a critical condition. Emil Tonn suffered an injured hip. Al Smith and Roberta St. John suffered cuts and bruises. The occupants of the car were thrown out of the side door. Tlie motor of the car was pushed into the body of the auto and was badly damaged. The five student.? attend St. John's high. Roosevelt Approves Code for Furniture WASHINGTON, Dec. 8. (.Pi- President Roosevelt today approved seven new industrial codes including one for the furniture manufacturing industry, bringing the total of codes now in force to 150. Yamamoto, Former Japan Premier, Dies TOKIO, Dec. 8. (.7)--Count Gom- bei Yamamoto, 81, twice premier of Japan and a naval hero of the Rus- r.o-Japanese war in which he served as an admiral, died tonight. He had been seriously ill with a complication of diseases NEGRO SLAIN BY POSSE AND THEN BURNED BY MOB Ex-Convict Caught After Alleged Attack Upon White Woman. BULLETIN. DENVER, Dec. 8. (fP-- Alter several groups of ungry citizens hart formed, on street corners nt Littleton today, Daniel K. Smith, who Is alleged by IJt- tleton authorities to havo confessed that ho stoniplod his 3 year olil son to death Dec. -I, was brought to the county jail here for safekeeping. ·KOUNTZE, Texas, Dec. B. ()-Davis Gregory, a Negro ex-convict accused of criminally attacking and slaying- a white woman, was shot to death when he allegedly resisted arrest by a posse and his body later mutilated and burned by a mob which dragged it to a pyre in the Negro section of ICountze early today. Officers and incensed citizens had been searching for the Negro, since Mrs. Mellie Williams Brockman, 30, wife of a farmer, was found, dead on a highway near here last Saturday. Lost night a posse trailed the Negro to his hiding place- in the belfry q£ a. Negro church at Voth,' a · · · town ' between KoVnteo 'fand - ' was stiotrand ; wounded; 1 when offl-. cersr said he drew e. pistol and resisted arrest. Taken to Hospital. The wounded Negro, unconscious, was taken to a hospital at Beaumont but when officers received information a mob was forming at Kountze and starting toward Beaumont, they took the Negro away In an automobile, trying to protect him. Without regaining: consciousness or being able to make any statement as .to his guilt or innocence, the Negro died as the car hearing him sped toward Vidor, six miles east of Beaumont. The body was taken . to Silsbee, another small town in the vieinitv, by Sheriff Miles Jordan of Hardin county. On learning of these developments, the mob, slowly increasing in size, trailed the sheriff to Silsbee, took the body from him, tied it behind an automobile with chains and dragged it for 35 minutes throug-h the Negro section of Kountze. Cut Out Heart. Members of the frenzied mob of approximately 300 cut out the Ne-. gro's heart and other organs before' casting it to the flames. There was talk of raiding the Hardin county jail here and inflicting similar treatment upon two other Negroes under arrest, suspected of having aided Gregory to evade officers shortly after Mrs. Brockman was killed. But the mob dispersed after burning the body. In the face of mob threats, 20 deputies, rangers and armed citizens stood guard in the county jail until the danger had passed. Mrs. Brockman started for Kountze alone in a light truck and was found shot to death beside the truck, which had been get afire. Flames had seared her body. She had planned to exchange a pair of baby shoes she had purchased. Will Rogers Says-- BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., Dec. 8.--Guess you all heard Mr. Roosevelt Wednesday night. These old big boys can all get up before their little audience and yell for stabilization, amortization, gold standard, or platinum finish. Then the president can come to the microphone with that convincing manner of his, and the rest of 'cm just as well wash up their little speeches and go home. Say I guess there must be another conference on somewhere. I see where the U. S. Is accused of connlvcry, by noon, and the conference only opened at 11 a. ni. What would a conference be without the "goat." Yours, WILL. rropyrfBht, 1933, MeNaoitht Syndlea'r) Naomi Shoemaker, 18, Wood- hlnc, Sid., .won first prize In the a tailored c ostunie of twocd, ivhidti wJth accessories', cost $21.61. ( A s s o c i a t e d Press' Photo). . ' Suspected Rum Runner's Crew Lodged in Jail 4 Kidnaped Canadian Coast Guardsmen Landed in Port Safely. HALIFAX, N. S., Dec. 8. (/»--The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced today that four members of the police cutter Stumble Inn, kidnaped aboard the Kromliout, a suspected" rum runner, were lauded safely 1 ast night,'at St. Pierre. The crew of the Kromhout was jailed. While every available craft of Canada's police service combed the Atlantic for the four captives, they were lauded on the rocky island off Newfoundland's coast at 9 p one hour after their abduction. Capt. Ross Mason of the Kromhout and his men were arrested immediately and placed in jai! at St. Pierre. The four seamen had been placed aboai-d the Kromhout, which was seized by the Stumble Inn and taken into tow. They were overpowered, the towline was hacked and captured ves.iei escaped in morning mist, despite shots pursuit from the police boat. the the and 4 MEN HELD IN LYNCHING CASE Two Charged With Murder, Plead Not Guilty at St. Joseph. ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Dec. 8. (.Pi- Four men are in custody in connection with the lynching Nov. 28 of Lloyd Warner, 1!) year old Negro, said by police to have confessed an attack on a young Jewish girl. Aaron Levin, junk dealer, and John F. Zook, former policeman, are charged with first degree murder. Both pleaded not guilty and are held without bond for next week's grand jury. Carl Fisher is charged with possession of a pistol stolen from the Buchanan county jail living quarters of Sheriff Otto Theisen the night a mob battled officers, wrecked the jail and finally was given the prisoner. He pleaded guilty. Sentence was deferred. Walter Carton also pleaded guilty to a charge of malicious dcatnic- tion of property in connection with the jail attack. TAXES ON GROSS AND NET INCOME ARGUEDiNHQUSE Resolution for P a c k e r Supervision Adopted by Senate. DKS AIO1NES, Dec. S. .Vl'J-- Advocates of net avid gross income taxes argued their bills today before the Iowa house .in an effort to win support for their respective measures. The assembly siit us a committee of the whole to hear the informal discussion. Meanwhile the senate adopted u house concurrent resolution to ask the president and Secretary of Agriculture Wallace to place meat packers under federal license und inspection. Sponsors of the resolution declared this action necessary to prevent the packers from passing the processing tax along to the producer. Deitn Explains Hill. Tlie house first licurd tho sponsors of the various bills which the tax revision committee will consider further at its next meeting:. Representative Dean of Cerro Gordo, member of the interim legislative committee, discussed tile net income tax feature of the measure briefly. He said that the retail tax suggested,was to, levy .upon, those r, the lower braoket-and who would not-bs taxable under the net income tax provision. He stated the net income tax feature was practically the Patterson bill witji t!io exception that it eliminated on capital gains and loss. It provides a levy of from 1 to .7 per cent on the income. Gross Income, Tux. It was contended by Representative Feltcr of Warren sneaking for the selective gross income tax bill known as the Farm Burcnu federation measure, that it provided for a strictly replacement tax taking care of all state expenditures the residue going to schools. He estimated it would from 36 to 40 million dollars annually. "Under its provisions, the levies would he -!4 of 1 per cent on the gross income of manufacturing-, shopping, wholesaling and farming; V-: of 1 per cent to 1 per cent on wages and salaries; 1 to 4 per cent on fees, commissions and dividends; 1 per cent on rents, royalties, utf itfes and retail sales, and T per cent on amusements. Millies Exceptions. Both the interim committee hill and the Farm Bureau federation !ill make certain exemptions on income of charitable, fraternal and benevolent organizations. Tlie gross income bill sponsored by 32 of the members makes a flat 1 per cent levy on every dollar turnover in business. Explaining the measure to the house, Rcpre7enta- tive Cunningham of Polk, characterized it as a tax for the privilege of doing business. He said he had no objection to the net income tax but stated thUt it does not go far enough, explaining that the bill sponsored by himself and 31 colleagues would take off all real and personal property taxes for 1035, while the revenue .selected in 1034 would be credited 'Turn tn P»(f« K, Column 3t VICTIM IN STABBING u stabbing episode at Hot. Springs, Ark., Jnck Walton of Chicago Iitllttd himself iittt-r injiirmjr I r p . n i ; , Slmlliis, 13 (nbovc), ami slaying her mother, Mrs. StKllu SluiU:is, 30. (Associated Press I'hotn). PARTIAL VICTORY Resignation of Peek From Agriculture Department -..'- -··' Expected Soon;:' · WASHnifefTONi ,·;· 'TJec/ i:' s. fftpr-^- Agriculturc department liberals could claim at least a partial victory todny in their differences with more conservative George N. Peck, farm administrator, because officials expected his resignation soon. At the same time, it was equally evident thai President Rooseveft wished earnestly to retain the hend of the agricultural adjustment administration in .some other high federal position. Offered New Post. Secretary Wallace, under whom Peek hiiK been working-, offered a new post to his aide; at least one other position elsewhere, not Immediately specified, \vna said to have been proposed. At any rate, officials held unlikely a compromise between Peek and liberals in the agriculture department. Tension which had existed for months and finally broke on I. openly, showing that the secretary often accepted the advice of others rather than that of Peek, was believed by these officials to have made untenable Peek's present position. Fiivors Compromise. In many of CIIKCS, Peek favored compromise with business- whcreia the HberalH urged compulsion where they thought it necessary. The suggestion was made that Peck might follow to the NRA the codes, other t h a n those Involving processing, which were transferred from the A A A to Hugh S. Johnson's agfincy. But Peek said he had heard n o t h i n g of that "rumor" nnd that he did not wish to discuss his resignation. ARRIVE AT PARA ON LEG OF THEIR FLIGHT TO MIAMI Flyers Expected to Have Plane Checked Before Continuing. P A R A , Brazil, Dec. 8. (.·!';---Cul. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh, homeward bound for the Chrlstmnu holidays, landed here at 12:30 p. in., central standard time, today a f t e r a flight from Natal, Brazil. U'hen the Lindberghs landed hern -hey had covered .1,094- miles fron-_ Natal. More than ;i,000 miles still ies between them and Minmi. A light shower was falling as tlm big monoplane swooped down and slighted on the water. Mrs. Liml- icrgh was at live wireless, reporting -0 Pan-American Airways, for which her husband is technical adviser, as the craft ended the Ions lop. Over Seven Hours. Colonel and.Mrs. Lindbergh nmdo the flight from Natal In 7 hours, J.% minutes, flying at an average speed of 150.9 miles an hour. They havo a distance of 3,378 additional miles .o cover to reach Miami, Fla. Pun-American Airways maintain?) large repair shops at Pnra and ii. was believed likely that Colonel Lindbergh would havV his plane, gone over at those works buforo proceeding on to the United States., Oifronint Irupri'HKlmiK. After 32 lio'.ir.i in Natal, to which, they flew from Bathurst, Wesl; Africa, the famous American tlylijg,' couple left an Impression different: from., that of- most, other visiting aviatorar ' ' ; '- ' ' · - - - ·''"·' - · ' · · · '··I..{ThBjin'Mi(r-a'v'cJe3ipuMf6''-'seaiai'at ' and had snent their time ther» quietly. CoL.iei Lindbergh worked m u c h of yesterday, getting- lii.f motor tuned up in preparation fo- starting the flight home, ending H. five month aerial .survey of air routes, which carried them across! the north Atlantic to Europe and hack to the Americas by- the southern route. Will Support Cheese Wivli. DBS MOINKS, Dec. 8. (UP) -- Tlie Iowa department of agriculture will add its support to that of other mid-western .statc.i in promoting "National Cheese Week" Dec. 11-1R, Secretary o£ 'Agriculture Ray Murray said today. MAY PROSECUTE IN CALIFORNIA Identification of Leaders of Lynching Mob Awaited by Authorities. SAN JOSE, Cat., Dec. S. (.-!') . Identification of leaders of the mol that lynched the kidnap-slnyer nf Brooke 1«. Hart was awaited by; authorities here today after District Attorney Fred l. Thomas announced he would prosecute if "proper evidence" is presented. Sheriff William J. Kmig, Injuns by the mob as it stormed the jail and seized Thonms H. T h u r m o n d and John Jvf. Holmes, who confessed to killing Hart In 11 S-10,000 cxtor- lion plot, said no Immediate arresls are ctintemplalctl. The district attorney's announcement followed a conference w i t h A. L. Wlrin of Los Angeles, atto.-- ney for the American Civil Liber- tics union, who declared lie will produce witnesses to i d e n t i f y at, least two moh leaders. Governor .lames Rolph, Jr., who publicly approved the mob action, has declared he will pardon any on.- convicted of the lynching. Report No Evidence of Unfair Price Increases NRA Defers Hearing* From December 12 to January 9. WASHINGTON, Dfcc. 8. I.Pi--Tin: NRA today postponed from Dec. VI to Jan. 9 a hearing on price increases, announcing this was dour; because "no properly authenticated evidence of unwarranted price increases has been filed." Preliminary Investigations of profiteering complaJnLs havo been carried on for some time by the division administrator, A. D. Numerous complaints of profiteer ing have been received by the consumers advisory board but sufficient evidence was lacking. The N K A will seek to establish procedure to trace the creases validity of price Simultaneously Hugh H. Johnson III a statement cautioning industry generally that price agreements which arc not expressly sanctioned by approved codes Htlll are violations of the anti-trust laws. "Trade and industrial groups are not exempted," the statement .said, "from the provisions of the antitrust law, except Insofar as they are expressly authorized to act iii accordance with specific, provision. 1 * of a code or agreement, under the act, approved by the president of llip United States. "Arrangement between member:; ol' »n industry or trade to fix or m a i n t a i n prices 'not f.\"[rft.s.s - ]y -nnc- tioncd by an agreement are approved code therefore in violation of tlie anti-trust Ifw.s to the same extent n.s before the nutioiuil reco·/-· ry act." UNITED STATES MAP You can both know A m e r i c a and sec America if you lirive a copy of this f i n e map in fivr; colors of the United Stnton nnd our Detached Territories. The map is printed from the latest plates and on the reverse side will be found complete geographical and commercial data, m a k - ing It in effect a complete condensed atlas of this country. Order copy today. Send 10 cents in coin to cover cost nnd handling. Use coupon. Mnson City (ilnhu-fiuzctte Infomiutloii Hun-mi, r'reilrrio. .». Hnsliin, Director, Washington, r. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin ( c a r e f u l l y wrapped i for the Map of the U n i t e d SlatTM. N a m e ....... . .......... Street ......................... Stnle

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