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North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home "THE NEWSPAPER THAT S1AICES ALL NORTH IOWANS VKMJHBOHS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1933 THIS PAI'En CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONK NO. 54 Prohibition in 10 Years ? Repeal Leaders See Danger in Lack of Go-Operation. 5,500 MORE MEN GET GW WORK By HERBERT FLUMMER . A S H I N G T O N , Dec. 11. (IP)-Some of those who have watched the progress of the code governing the liquor industry through its various stages already are advocating means of contrcl which go beyond those now set up or those to be made permanent later on by congress. Some of the leaders in the drive which resulted in repeal are included in this group. One, an ardent foe of prohibition, who boasts he has missed but one important hearing for or against prohibition in Washington for more than a decade, is among the most outspoken. ,, "We'll have national prohibition back--perhaps in 10 years--unless we wake up," he says. He has been a more or less grim spectator at all the hearings on the code here. From what he has seen and heard he has grown afraid of what may come. "Brewers are for brewers alone," he declares. "Distillers are for distillers, Importers for importers and rectifiers for rectifiers." Would Control Itself. This man, whom many credit with having done more than any one person toward getting Uw question of repeal through congress and submitted to the states, believes it is up to the liquor industry itself to handle the situation. He visions, and intends to work for, the creation of an organization \ylthin the industry which, will cor- rjpst anuses as4ey arise. ' . .. ·v^Su'e^aJi:;organization would ;.be DAVIS MAY SUCCEED PEEK industry~$rW would:.i.. , . , "i ? Members "of .such a"group' would, pit their own initiative, deal with recalcitrants in the industry. They would prescribe their own methods of punishment, and devise means of keeping the industry at the highest level. The goal would be not only to observe the letter of the law, b u t , if necessary, go beyond it for the in' dustry's own protection. j "Sound Money Bloc." { Republican leaders of the house ; and senate who have returned to A Washington recently put it down as [ a. certainty that what they describe ,1 as a "sound money bloc" will make its appearance early in the proaching session of congress. ap- They refuse, however, to predict its strength or who will be the lead- era. They prefer not to be quoted on the subject as yet, although they talk freely in private. All are unanimous In their opia- ion that the battle over money this winter will settle an all-time record for congressional contests. Measure Was Sponsored by Commission Men, He Maintains. Passage of the two bills now before the Iowa legislature providing for state regulation of packing plants would destroy the cash market for livestock that is now immediately available to the producers, do extended injury to the state and work a hardship on. the interior packers, according to Jay E. Decker, president of Jacob JE. Decker and Sons company. The proposed bills, senate file 155 and house file 170, are sponsored by livestock commission men who have seen business slip from their hands as a result of the development of the more economic direct selling and who seek by this added burden on the packers to win back th-sir lost position, the Decker executive stated. Where They're liaised. That the logical market for hogs is the place where the hogs are j raised is the contention of the Decker management. It is upon the recognized soundness of this theory that the Iowa interior packers have been built up to their present importance In the- industry, it was pointed out.. -_,-_^__.. ., .,.,,.:,........ . : . - " .j. The bills which we're' introduced in the house by Mcifinnon, Booth, Frizzell, Bowers and Davies and in the senate by Roelofs and Chrystal, provide for the state weighing and grading of livestock, also the feeding and water and even a veterinarian to superintend the operations of the packing plant. Have U. S. Men. "Any of the major packing plants have anywhere from 20 to perhaps 50 federal government em- ployes under the direction of a chief in each plant, who make an inspection of all livestock before slaughter and during slaughter and supervise the entire operation carried on in the packing plant for the purpose of providing the people of these United States with sound, whoie- Chester C. Davis (left), director of the production section ot the federal farm administration, was mentioned as a probable successor to George Peek (right), "conservative" farm administrator, !n the event o£ tho hitter's anticipated resignation as the result ot Peek's difference* with "liberals" In the agriculture department. (Associated Press Photos), Winter's First Big Snow Blankets Much of Nation Rampaging Floods of L . Pacific Northwest SPANISH TROOPS By- _ASSOCIATEj some and clean ucts," said Mr. n*eat food Decker. "A prod- state Meeting Planned at Shenandoah Tuesday on Cattle Price Lift SHENANDOAH, Dec. 11. (.T)-Plans were being completed here today for a meeting of stock feeders, farmers and cattlemen at 2 p. m. tomorrow to urge the administration at Washington to adopt a plan to boost thr price ot cattle. Delegations from Chariton, Oakland, Hastings. Elmo, Mo., and Norfolk, Nebr., where a similar meeting was held Sunday, have announced that they will attend. Leaders of the movement Intend to "crack the whip" over meat packers, they saj'. A letter from Senator Louis Murphy will he read at the meeting. veterinarian stationed in a government inspected packing plant to superintend the operation of said plant Is ridiculous. "These bills are sponsored by the livestock commission men and also the livestock exchanges who own :he yarda at the terminal markets who have lost enormous revenue on account of the producer selling his ivestock direct instead of on the .erminal market, and is a scheme to make the cost of marketing livestock direct so high that it will have to go to the terminal markets where charges are made for yarding livestock and for selling, also feeding -which feeding- at the present time I understand costs $1.10 a bushel for corn. "Ever since the advent of trucking facilities the direct marketing (Trim to I'ttgc 5, Column I I r Sfit Wea IOWA WEATHER Unsettled, snow probable in west and north portions Monday night and Tuesday, and in southeast portion Monday night; slowly rising temperature. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning: Maximum Sunday 33 Above Minimum in Night 2 Below At 8 A. M. Monday Zero Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum Saturday 27 Above Minimum In Night 13 Above For the first time this year, the .^nercury early Monday morning '/'ozed down below the zero msrlc The previous minimum of the sea son was exactly ?.ero, one time las month. NEPOTISM WILL BRING DISMISSAL Qualifications of AH CWA Workers to Be Probed by Committees. DES MOINES, Dec. 11. /P)-County re-employment committee chairmen were in receipt today of an announcement from Hans Pfund, national re-employment director for Iowa, that nepotism or political patronage in obtaining civil works employment will cause the dismissal of the worker. As soon as county quotas are filled, the committees are requested to Investigate and review qualifications o£ every CWA worker placed in a job by re-employment offices. The total number of registered unemployed in Iowa for November the bulletin 04,412 were was listed at 38,440, said ot that number men and -4,028 women. Total placement on public works projects was 8.S05 for November, of whom 8,746 were men. Placement on CWA projects in November was listed at 23,397. Of these 35,072 were placed by emergency relief committee and 8,325 by the re-employment committees. Winter's first widespread snow of the season covered many sections of the nation Monday. In the Pacific northwest, dam- paging flood waters brought death and suffering: over the week-end. The coverlet of snow extended from the Great Lakes region over the northern plains states and the Rocky mountain region; in the east from the New England states south and westward along the Ohio river valley. New York City was visited with a snowstorm that reached a depth of two inches. Cloudy Weather. Cloudy weather with more snow and a drop in temperature was forecast for the New York area. Western Washington, with flood waters from the Puyallup and Nisqually rivers, was hardest hit. Eleven deaths were attributed directly or indirectly to the flood waters during the past week. Scores of persons were made homeless. Heavy property damng-e was reported in the lower section of Tacoma by flood waters from the Puyallup Sunday, while motorist. 1 ! were marooned when the Nisqually went on a rampage near Olympia. All railroad lines between Seattle and Tacoma were reported washed out. No Letup Seen. The midwest was in the grip of a cold wave, with a prediction for a further drop in temperature over most of this section. There wag a blanket of snow in the Great regions and over the northern plain states and the Rocky Mountain re- ion. Warmer weather was promised Tor the east, which shivered over the week-end. Pennsylvania attributed three deaths to the cold snap, while New York had two. Sub-Xero Mark. DS MOINES, Dec. 11. (/Pi-- Temperatures slipped close to the subzero mark in Iowa today as the first real cold snap of the winter hit the state. Charles City reported a temperature of zero and a similar mark waf reported in the suburbs of DCS Moines. The official reading- at thr Des Moines weather bureau was S above. Sioux City and Dubuque reported minimums of 6 ahove. A trace of snow was noted ir Sioux City and Des Moines, am the weather bureau predicted snon probable in most of the state during the next 48 hours, accompan 'ed by slowly rising temperatures. Two Moil rianes Crash. PORTAGE, Pa., Dec. 11. (.T-Braving a raging storm to get the mails through, two planes of. th Transcontinental and Western Ai: lines crashed in the snow swept Al legheny mountains early today, thi At Least 'l Rebels Slain in Heavy Bombardment by Regulars. MADRID, Dec. 11. /!)--Govern- m e n t troops, moving under a. mer- iless barrage of gunfire, early today charged aad captured the Villa- lueva military barracks in which ebel forces had held out against a leavy bombardment for hours. At east seven of the rebels were slain. These known dead brought to 85 he number slain in the arnachiat revolutionary movement w h i c h jrokc out Friday and which flared vith new violence in central and lortheastern Spain yestreay. Swarming over the walls of the mprovised forti-ess, formerly a convent, the soldiers quickly took over the barracks, which had been the most bitterly contested point in the more than three days' scattered fighting. Withstand Gun Fire. Throughout the night, the civilian pilots bailing out safely. Wings encrusted with ice under a falling temperature, the two mai ships, neither carrying passengers lost altitude so rapidly that the pi lots had to take to the parachute? over the treacherous mountain during a snowfall of blizzard lik' intensity. IOWA SENATE IS URGED TO PASS 3 POINT TAX BILL House to Study Report on Probe of Highway Commission. DES MOINES, Dec. 1.1. (A*)-Adoption of the interim committee three point tax plan as the "most satisfactory plan available" was urged before the senate today by Senator John K. Valentine of Centerville, administration spokesman and committee chairman. 'The committee feels it has found the solution of this perplex- "ng tax problem and we urge adoption of the plan," Senator Valentine said. He declared he believed the plan proposing a personal net income, net corporation and retail sales taxes, to be entirely workable and satisfactory, Explains Provisions. Senator Valentine, who explained in detail .some of the provisions oi' the hill drafted by his committee, was the first speaker as the senate took up in committee of the whole its long pending- discussion o£ the important question of tax revision. Valentine, ra explaining the provisions of the committee bill, said the committee had put into it "ev- , .ery guarantee that it would be a re- p!a.ccment.;of J ,eatate.;taxeg .that could 'be written into 1 -a bill/' "The three point tax plan is workable," he said. "The committee feels that we have found the solution of the perplexing tax problem and we urge its adoption." Keplles to tiuestiozis. In reply to questions Valentine estimated that the bill would raise 518,500,000. He explained that this Figure is based on estimates of tho Brookings institution and federal revenue collections and said it is probably somewhat below the actual amount which could be obtained: His estimates included S3,500,000 from the personal net income tax, ?500,000 from the corporation net income tax and $14,500,000 from the retail sales tax. As the senate began i t f j deliberations, Senator John N. Cnlhoun filed an amendment to the gross Income tax bill which the senate will take up after senate file 1. Calhoun proposed the exception of fraternal beneficiary societies from the proposed taxes. Small Loan Bills. Report of the senate committee on banks and banking for indefin Will Rogers Says-- SANTA MONICA, Cal., Dec. ll.^Many a thing in our Sunday papers that showed a great picking- up of things, and it was not nil ballyhoo, and not nil government works either. This thing of "We can't go ahead until we know exactly what our dollar is worth," is hooey. Your hankers and your financiers marry with no gold clause. The prenchcr just guarantees you she is a wife. How long you can keep h e r , what she is worth to you. is all up to you. Roosevelt like the preacher says "Here is a dollar, it can always "be used for a dollar." Yours, WILL, ROGERS. Cup.vHRlLt. IH3II. Mr.N'misht S y i u l l c l i l K } Tivo Bills^ Would Destroy Cash Livestock Market THAT'SlEW OF DECKER.HEADQF LOCAL INDUSTRY Weeks Are Left to Reach Goal Two School Groups Among New Donors to Cause. Previously HeporU'd ?M1.10 A Friend $n.()0 Woortrow Wilson P. T. A. $5.00 IX L Group, Lincoln School S'. 10 Just for the Finn) £2.00 New Total $151.70 defenders, under a renegade army sergeant, withstood machine gun fire. Finally two army planes were ordered from Madrid to bomb the oarracks, but, when dawn came and the planes hadn't arrived, the colonel in charge of the troops ordered the final charge. The extremists fell back from their posts as the soldiers clambered over the walls. Seven bodies of rebels were found, but none of the survivors. Troops immediately began a search of the hundreds of tiny cells Consider Martial law. Meanwhile, with the situation in other parts of the revolt affected region remaining tense, the government considered declaring martia law. Madrid was fairly quiet tociaj with transportation lines functioning normally. Stores, shops and factories were open and all labor unions excepting a few sy organ- Roosevelt Asks Farmers to Aid Control Plans "arm Bureau Head Pledges Support to Government Money Policy. CHICAGO, Dec. 31. OPl-- President Roosevelt told the farmers of America in a message today that "we seem, to \e on our way" but counseled them to continue cooperating:., with '.the administration's ' " . ite postponement of three smal loan bills prompted n discussion as the opening of the morning session as to whether action on the com mittee report would kill the subjec matter for the present. Senator Lafe Hill of Nora Spring: who last week succeeded withdraw {Turn to FagA 2, Column 6) izations were working". restaurants, however, closed. Cafes and remained Congress Warned to Remember Amount of Bootleg Rum on Hand 'WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. (jp)-- Congress was warned today by its tax expert, L. H. Parker, that in seeking a liquor tax level that will drive bootleggers out of business it must take into consideration that at least forty or lifty million gallons of illegal liquor are on hand. He testified at a joint senate and house committee hearing:. 4 Killed and 3 Hurt as Train Hits Auto BBLLEFONTE, Pa,, Dec. 11. I.T --A train crashed into an automobile In a snowstorm today, killing four persons and injuring three. ministration, said today the 10 m i l lion dollar federal fund for airport development had been abandoned. Cram, publisher of the Davenport Democrat, said that Iowa airport improvement and development, planned to be undertaken with the special fund, will be carried out with regular CWA funds. He said he had been told of the decision to abandon the special fund, asked from the public works administration by Eugene Vidal, aeronautics director of the department of commerce, in a long distance phone conversation with Washington, D. C., Monday. Cram satd it had been decided that CWA funds were s u f f i c i e n t to carry out any wise airport improvement. A f t e r a conference with E. H. Mulock, state civil works director, and Prof. George Keller, state civil works engineer, Cram announced that all Iowa airport projects would be given a larger allowance for material costs than regular CWA projects. prgoram "'focrVJL.'." ture." ' ' · · " ' · . " " · " ' · ' ' ' . ,. . The president's message was read before the annual'convention ot tli'e American Farm Bureau federation assembled here to discuss the complex problems of agriculture and Ihc multifronted attack of the administration against them. Edward A. O'Neal, president of the federation, pledged himself in an address delivered after reading:he message to stand squarely he- hind the Roosevelt agricultural program, the NRA, and the administration's monetary policy. Yeivrs in Making. President Roosevelt told the farm leaders that the "maladjustment between supply and demand," to which he attributed economic unrest in farming, had been years in the making and could not be cured overnight. "Nevertheless," he continued, "in few short months the whole complexion of the agricultural outlook has been changed. "Money is getting into the hands of the people who need it; it is coming from higher prices for tne things the f a r m e r s have to sell; it is coming in the form of govern rnent checks for those co-operatin; producers who are willing to swap a hazardous present for I m m e d i a t e improvement and a stable f u t u r e . Men l!:ick to Work. "This money is paying bills; it is putting men hack to work in the cities producing the things that farmers buy, and enabling those men in turn to buy things t h a t farmers produce." .. The program already hai) progressed considerably among Uie cotton and tobacco growers in the south, the president .said, and has begun to affect, the wheat growers. He -said the corn belt soon would begin to experience it from the corn- hog adjustment campaign. "But, in all candor," the message continued, "I think a brief momenl of gratification is e n o u g h ; we .icem to be on our way, hut we nrc- not yet out of the woods and it is of tlv ^ letting a rise in farm income tempt iin to forgot the realities of supply and demand." Deserves Full Support. He said the farm program deserved the full support of the far mcnj and warned that it could no' be successful without their com plete confidence nnd support. On the eve of the convention tin resolutions committee d r a f t e d thi following program for submission: Federal guarantee of land ban! bonds. Remonetization of silver. Lower interest rates. Tariff on foreign fats and oils. Greater federal control of th commodity exchanges. J'wk nnd Walhirc. In addition to O'Neal's opening address today the delegates wer looking forward to tomorrow whe Secretary of A g r i c u l t u r e Wallac nnd George N. Peek, administrate of the agricultural adjustment a ministration, are scheduled to spen in the hope that the recent d i f f e r (Turn tt» I'ngr J. (Vjfunir It's beginning to look now as if just about every organization in Mason City is going- to be represented in the list of donors lo the Christmas Cheer f u n d which Monday was pushed past the 5150 mark. This is a happy situation, with only one possible drawback. It may, if there isn't a guard against it, oil-use members of the group feel that they have discharged their full duty, t h a t individual giving isn't needed. Such a. conclusion is distinctly false. The helping hand of every G o o d Fellow-and Gond Fel- lowa aren't confined to the masculine gender Tjy any-.means ,-,-.,£ ..OlT.«.* '4a^tf_t-'~JA_J. j.2.-i IOWA AIRPORTS USE GWA FUNDS Cram Says 10 Million Dolla Federal Fund Has Been Abandoned. 3BS MOINES, Dec. 31. (.''Pi- Ralph Cram, appointed aeronautic; adviser for the Iowa civil works ad- utmost importance that we giinrc: 30 TO BE HIRED TO TRIM TREES IN MASON CITY Mulock Repeats Order to County Leaders to Fill Quotas. DES MOINES, Dec. 11. (.;])--CW.V Engineer George Keller today approved highway improvements m 05 counties to employ approximately 5,500 men al an estimated cost oi" 51,045,795. Completion of sonic of the highway projects ahead of schedule will, reduce the estimated total, Kellev'u office pointed out. For each 51,0011 spent for wages to CWA men, tlin state highway commission will supply $250 for material expense, tlui Iowa CWA office said. The project;--, were planned by the highway commission. Will Trim Tru«. Projects t'o. Cerro Gordo county included ""'avel surfacing and quarry rock for shoulders for primary roads IB and 85 and state road 107, and earthwork and a subway on No. 65 north of Mason City. These jobs will use r r men and cost $10,300. Thirty men will t. ·. 17,535 trees in parks and parkings of Mason City; at a cost of. $7,000, Grading- and graveling streets of. Thornton and drainage of city streets will employ eight men at ul coat of $GOO. Webster county's allotment of, ?45,90Q and 200 men for constructt ing viaduct approaches to U. S. Highway No.- 20 beaded the, Uat. - ' -.-.*». rr, ; . v ^,vd,^t^t!ifevH): thV top..''" ' . · - - - · " · ':' ' ·The first full*;week of solicitation as ..yielded.,' something less than ,· B enti;: of^the'':-wh';le · ampunt..^Theri; emalns only two weeks in which to o the remainder of the distance. Reports were received Monday f an organization or two which ave i benefit, performances tenta- ively planned to help with' this hristmas Cheer cause. There may e. announcement in the, next issue bout one or more of In the meantime, tho appeal is enewed to those who have given in ast years. By swinging Into action t once, their example will blaze the rail for others who haven't learned r themselves the joy and satisfac- ion which comes from knowing hat one has brightened the way nd lightened the load fov some ICNS ortuuatc person, especially a boy r a girl. ADMITS PART IN WICHITA KILLING Cowboy Held in Reformatory in Kansas to Protect Him From Mob. of ditches, fyelilij^i^o^u^ liAS ' Wm.cfV-it/iK'ilM'.,' ;-A*. r , i7l^/W HUTCHINSON, Kans., Dec. 11. ·''--Jack Wisdom, 26 year old cow- )oy, was brought to the Kansas state reformatory today to save him from possible mob violence and was d by W. O. Lyle, Wichita detective captain, to have made a verbal statement that he participated in the kidnaping and killing of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pritchard of Wichita. Gov. Alf M. Lanflon of Kansas mnoimced at Topcka that he would call out the national guard if It became necessary to protect Wisdom. | ''I intend to maintain Iniv nnd order in Kansas," Governor Landon said. The governor and Brig. Gen. Milton R. McLean were keeping in close touch with the situation. Body Thought Found. EL RENO, Okla.. Dec. 11. OT)-A man's body believed to be that of Harry Pritchard, missing Wichita, Kans., merchant, was f o u n d today along a graveled highway three miles n o r t h and one mile east of ffl Reno by two officers, the sheriff's office here was notified. Jack Wisdom, cowboy, was being held for the slaying of Mr. and Mrs. Pritchard. The body of Mrs. Pritchard was found beneath a culvert near Bison yesterday and rumors of "lynch law" began to fly. Gov. William H. Murray ordered troops mobilized at Kingfisher and Enid and told them to "shoot to k i l l if necessary" arid added: "We don't want any mobs in Oklahoma." A l a r m e d officers, however, immediately loaded Wisdom in a car and took him to the Kansas state reformatory at Hutchlnson. lotted ifd'r-' sii'rfivc'ihg "'·! of --'shoulders. stripping- gravel pits and clearing and grubbing- of right of wily. Tim jobs will use 160 men. Mills county projects, with an allotment of 100 men, will cost ?'/!0.235. The projects include laying o E voek shoulders, cleaning ditches, clearing bridges and the operation of a rock q u a r r y . The work will he done on XT. S. roads 3-J and 27S and state roads 2, -11, 134, J O G and 242. Strip Qnivnl Pits. One hundred men are to work iu O'Brien county clearing and grubbing, viaduct fills, surfacing shoulders and stripping- gravel pits. Tho cost is fixed at !?21,200. Polk county has an allotment ot fOO men for surfacing approachea and graveling on state roads 7, 2B, 88 and 10. The coat is fixed at S19.. 920. G u t h r i e county has an allotment of 31B,Ofl!5 and JOO men for ditch- Ing, shoulder widening, rocking and subway excavation at Bayard. Worlc will be done on U. S. rond 6 anj slate roads 7 and 25. Monona county has an allotment of ?20,120 and 50 men for excavation, gravel surfacing- and right of way clearing. U. S. road 75 and state roads 35, 37, 183, Ml and JI5IS are included in the Monona c o u n t y work. Muloclc Kepe:it« Order. K. H. Mulock, stale civlt worhn director, Monday repeated his order to county CWA lenders t h a t they should have -ill Hit- men allowed in. their quotas al work on jobs by Wednesday. He reported t h a t approximately lfi,000 of the state's allotment oj (Tnm to 'nfrr 2. Column «) "FAVORITE POEMS" The favorite poems of the American people were determined by a nationwide poll among newspaper renders. Then this booklet was prepared, c o n t a i n i n g the most popular poems of tho people of the United States. A. remarkable collection of the poetry nearest the heart ol America. A nont, 48 page booklet, carefully printed, containing more than 25 of the classics of English verse. Order today. Ten cents, mailed. Use coupon. Mason City GMK:-G«7,ett« Information Bureau. Frederic. J. Ilaskln, D Ircctor, Wiiflhlnjfton, n. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the Ixjoklet, ".America's Favorite Poems." Name Street City Statn

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