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North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home TM- "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOHTIt IOWANS NEIGHBORS" 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, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1933 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS ON ONE NO. 55 He Tried to Halt Break Wallace Sought to Prevent Breach in AAA, WALLACE ASKS FARM BUREAU AID A S K I N G T O N , D e c . 12. (.T)-- Tlio se familiar w i t h the situation say Secretary Wallace em- pi o y e d every means within his power to prevent an open breach within his official ranks in the AAA. codes con- trover sy. It had been an open secret that dissension b e - twcen Administrator Peek of the Agricultural Adjustment Ad- and the so-called "young liberals" had increased steadily during the past few weeks. At the bottom of the whole thing, it appears, was the insistence of the "young liberals" that the government have strict control over food- processing industries obtained by means of marketing agreements with all processors and distributors extending even as far aa the profits of business, salaries of executives and the like. For this reason and because Peek is opposed to restricting business profits, the two came into direct conflict. Rolph nnfl F. D. R. Politicians didn't overlook what some of them described as the "polite tolerance" of Governor Rolph of California at President Roosevelt's "views on,lynching made in his address to churchmen. "I have; no desire to start a pon- tvoversy with our president, for I hold him in too high esteem and respect," said Rolph. The governor didn't hesitate to strike back at former President Hoover when he broke hu? silence Iqr tt}6-*lnjt Uraejplnse le*wing th 8 Iowa Counties Put Full Quota of Men to Work SAYS NOT TO BE Jose. Rolph Ifcft no doubt M to how he felt about Mr 'Hoover'3 attack on him O f ; course, the two incidents are J( not parallel. Rolph hardly could af '"Iford to ignore an attack from Hoo- ip-ver, a fellow Californian, for several reasons. A For one thing, it is hinted thai ! he has his eyes on a senate seat j noon to be contested in California With California's', "first citizen' 'publicly denouncing him, there was a threat at any hopes he might have for the future. Platforms Pass It Up. Incidentally, there's no reference «l to lynching in either of the two par- 'fi ties' 1932 platforms. The democrats fi\ have avoided mention of the subject in all their platforms, but it has :| "oeen an important plank in the re!'.publicans" since 1920. 'I Although the democrats have jj been silent on the subject in the · ' past, some observers believe the re iy marks by Mr. Roosevelt before th '.Federal Council of Churches of n Christ in America definitely com ,}, raits the party on this question. i' 1 His reference to lynch law as "a I vile form of collective murder" cer J! 1 tainly leaves no doubt as to where 'A the head of the democratic party :] stands on this question. Waterloo Seeks Aid to Build City Hal WATERLOO, Dec. 12. Ul*--Thi Waterloo city council Monday nigh voted to apply to the federal pub lie works administration for a loan and grant of 5350,000 for construe tion of a new city hall and civic auditorium. 2 CWA PROJECTS FOR MASON CITY TO USE 20 1 MEN Two Large Projects for Benton County Get Approval. DBS MOINES, Dec. 12. UP) -- B. H. Mulock, state civil works administrator, today reported that eight towa counties had put their full allotments of CWA men at work. "That's the thing we've been working night and day for," he said. "There ought to b- a lot more of reports like that before tomorrow morning." The eight counties are the first in the state to reach the goal of "all men on the job" set by Muiock for Wednesday. New Major Projects. At the same time, the office of Prof. George Keller, state civil works engineer, announced the approval of several new major projects, including- a water works extension and water reservoir cleaning in Charitou to cost 513,882.50. This job will use 35 men. The eight counties and the quotas they now have "on the job" are: Scott, 3,571; Appanoose, 895; Ma- hoska, 671; Monona, 458; Jones. 395; r-i, 394; Ida, 235, and Winne, , ,,! , ilkian City submitted twbiclean- ^ Dickinson Supports Corn-Hog Program WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. UP)-Senator L. J. Dickinson (R-Ia.) v urged Iowa farmers to sign up un: der the corn-hog program nnd said V that the . civil works program "is / the most effective form of temporary relief proposed so far." 3ftr «=4-2* Weatnag IOWA WEATHER Increasing cloudiness, somewhat warmer Tuesday night. Wednesday probably s n o w . Warmer In central nnd east portions. LOCAL STATISTICS |1* Globe-Gazette weather figures for j'24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock iTuesday morning: m,\ Maximum Monday 11 Above Minimum !n Night 7 above At 8 A. M. Tuesday 10 above After dipping below the zero Tpmrk for the first and only time this treason, the mercury Tuesday moms fig- stopped at 7 degrees above zero, ifrlouds obscured the sun and snow jjappeared to be a real possibility of he Bltuatlon. building and trimming: of trees and shrubs around schools The city building 'job was approved with an allowance of $3,308.50. Fifteen men will work on it. The schools project will employ five men and cost ?877.50. To Use 53 Men. Chariton, besides its waterworks improvement, will use 53 men In a pavement repair project. It will cost $6,481. Ralph Cram of Davenport; W. P. N«mmers, assistant engineer, and C. E. Sherwood, operator of the privately owned Ottumwa airport, conferred here this morning on a plan which it was believed would result ultimately in the municipal operation of the Ottumwa air field. Because CWA. funds are not available to private enterprises, Ottumwa aviation supporters leek to have the city take over the airport by Jan. 15, it was said. Cedar River Banks. One Benton county project approved this morning was for rip- rapping the banks of the Cedar river at a cost of $5,800 and giving work to 40 men. The cost will go for labor alone, Vinton supplying all materials. The second Benton project provides an extension of an original allotment for operation of stone crushing equipment to supply materials for Benton county CWA work. Twenty men will be given employment at a cost of $3,000. The drive for preparing civil works service projects for women followed allocation of county quotas yesterday of the state's allotment for 4,000 jobs for women. Six counties received approval of CWS projects yesterday. The jobs will employ 288 women. Tentative Approval. Three airport projects gained tentative approval in the CWA office today. They included: Constructing runways and draining the municipal airport at Center- (Turn io pnge -1, column 4) CheerFund Total Near $200 Mark Woman Supplements Dollar Gift With Handmade Toys. Previously Reported ...$154.70 H. D. R 5.00 E. E. H 2.00 L. V. F 4.00 Garfleld K. Breese 5.00 tr. G. L. Club 5.00 Sam Raizes' Store .... 10.00 $2000. New Total ?185.70 With the time reduced to lesa than two weeks for the long hard pull toward quota in the Christmas Cheer Fund, interested persona have resorted to ingenious methods for boosting the total. One woman supplemented her gift of 51 with a half dozen handmade cloth animals which will be d i s t r i buted on C h r i s t m a s through the So- clal W e l f a r e ! / league's office. | . A m e r e h a nt "£1,500 sent an order for merchandise. A church group $ l|000 was completing arrangements for a benefit play. % 5 00 Organizations continued to con- "w tribute. - *"- The_pnlj lull along., the whole front Was on the part of the individual givers who must be reached if the project is to come through wtih flying colors. Perhaps the necessary appeal will be found in a cartoon on an inside page of this issue. The fund is running slightly behind a corresponding stage In last year's solicitation. It is recalled that then the yeoman efforts of the Knights Templar were the thing needed to insure success. Perhaps there will be a last minute Santa Glaus for the fund this year but he shouldn't be called upon until volunteer givers have done their stuff. They're going to, of course. But they're just a bit tardy in swinging into action. There's no better time than RIGHT NOW to get that check book out. Address your contribution to the Christmas Cheer Fund, care of Globe-Gazette. Or bgng It to this office. ADMITS SLAYING r r LINDBERGHS AT TRINIDAD PORT Arrive at Coast After 900 Mile Flight From Manaos. PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD, Dec. 12. (m--Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh arrived here this afternoon after a flight of more than 900 miles from Manaos, Brazil. The colonel set the big hydro- monoplane down the harbor here at 2:27 p. m., . S. T. He had taken it off from the Amazon river in the interior of Brazil at 4:48 a. m., E. S. T. Throughout the long overland hop, Mrs. Lindbergh had operated the wireless set In the monoplane, keeping in constant communication with the Pan-American Airways wireless stations. CLAIM VICTORY IN CHACO FIGHT Paraguayans Report Capture of 13,000 Bolivian Soldiers. By ASSOCIATED PRESS. Paraguay claimed a victory today in its war with Bolivia in the Chaco Boreal. From Bolivia came the announcement of a new chief of staff for the Bolivian army. Asuncion, capital of Paraguay, reported the surrender of more than 13,000 Bolivian soldiers Monday and the capture of large quantities of Bolivian munitions. Official communiques from La- Paz, capital of Bolivia, did not immediately comment on the military operations, but did emphatically deny reports from Buenos Aires, Argentina, that Gen. Hans Kundt, German-bom chief of staff of the Bolivian army, had been deposed from command, A later communique from La Paz, however, said that Gen. Jose Lanza had been made acting chief of staff. This was interpreted as confirming the report of Kundt's removal. In Ascunsion, the Paraguayans celebrated; from La Paz came the official statement that the country was tranquil. Amateurs Hold Up Bank in Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 12. JF-Four bandits described by bank employe.i as "bank amateurs" hc^d up the Farmers State bank of Osseo, Minneapolis suburb, at noon to[ day, escaping with ?2,500 in cash. Aubrey Jack Wisdom, 26 year old Kansas cowboy, after he had made a- verbal confession, Implicating himself In (he kidnaping und murder of Mr. anfl Mrs. Harry S- Prltchnrd of Wichita. (Control Tress Photo). Senate to Study Tax JBffl. -Urged by Farm Bureau House Passes 7 Measures and Kills Another by Tabling It. DBS MOINES, Dec. 12. A/--Ilie state senate today broadened t;e scope of its study of a. new revenue system, for Iowa, to include the classified transactions tax proposed by the Farm Bureau. Continuing its committee of the whole deliberations of the all-Important question of tax revision, the upper house decided before taking formal action to hear an explanation of the Farm Bureau bill as well as the proposals for net and gross Income taxes. Francis Johnson of Terril, former speaker of the house, was invited by the senate to explain the Farm Bureau bill, which he assisted in drafting and has supported in ap pearances before the interim tax committee. Three Finns Studied. Presentation of the bill will bring to three the plans which the senate must consider before rlsjng from the committee of the whole to re- FRANCE DECIDES TO DEFAULT ON U.S. DEBT AGAIN Cabinet to T a k e Firm Stand in Attitude to Hitler. PARIS, Dec. 12, UP) -- A third de- 'ault on the French debt to the United States was confirmed by the cabinet today. At the same time a firm stand toward Chancellor Hitler of Germany vas approved. The government considers itself ound by the chamber's refusal to jay the United States a year ago and, since the situation has not changed in the meanwhile, Joseph Paul-Boncour, minister of foreign affairs, was instructed to reply to that effect to Washington's bill. Presented by Envoy. The debt statement %vas presented to the French government by Andre Lefevre de Laboulaye, French ambassador to Washington. The cabinet approved Paul Bon- cour's vigorous declaration thai Prance would neither consent to a German army of 300,000 unless the Nazi storm troops were included in the tabulation nor grant concessions in the Saar basin, which Germauy wants returned to her flaer from the aegis of the League of Nations, u Fpnnulatea in Detail. ASK SHORT RECESS 'DES MOINES, Dec. 12. UP'i-- A concurrent resolution proposing adjournment of the special session of the Iowa legislature from Dec. 22 to 26 was introduced in both houses today. Under this plan, the assembly would reconvene at 1 p. m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2G. Sponsors of the resolution for a shortened vacation said It was designed to assure final adjournment of the legislature by Jan. 10 with the major problems of tax revision and liquor control disposed of. Senator Paul Schmidt of Iowa City introduced the resolution in the senate. ue formulated in detail at the nex cabinet session after the British aaj how far -they will support France and France's allies in the matter. Likewise the cabinet awaits the end of a series of conferences which are being carried on with representatives of the little entente -- Czechoslovakia, Rumania and Yugoslavia -- on the German question. Incidentally, these conversations were expected in diplomatic quarters to bring Bulgaria into -harmony with the little entente. 532,200,026 Due U. S. WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. /PJ-The war debt payment due the United States from France Dec. 15 amounts to S22,200,92G of which 52,354,438 is principal and ?19,S55 487 interest. The French payment is seconc only in amount to that owed this month by Great Britain amount in to ?117,6TQ,765. London has announced its intention of making a token payment in dollars of $7,500,000. France has never made a token payment. Last Jtme her default amounted to 540,738,000 and the previous December, ?19,2G1,000. Debt payments due the United States Dec. 15 from all foreign debtors aggregate ?153,024,327 of which 5106,405,636 is interest am 5-16,618,691 principal. Belgium to Default. BRUSSELS, Dec. 12. W)-- The Belgian cabinet decided today to maintain its previous attitude concerning Its \var debt to the United States -- that of default. It made no provision for the payment falling due Dec. 12. Discusses Opposition to Marketing Hogs Direct Iowa Shippers' Head Says Interests of Many Selfish. DES MOINES, Dec. 12. /P--A 'rank discusson of the opposition to direct marketing of 'hogs featured he address o£ \V. R. Johnson ol Perry, president of the lowu Co- Dpemtive Livestock Shippers association, at the annual convention here today. Warning the co-operative livestock shippers that much of the op- Msition to direct marketing has )een tra'ced to selfish interests outside the state, Johnson said: "It is the responsibility of each of you to maintain the gains of our co-operative effort and you should make it a point to see that those vho represent you are familiar with your views and wishes. Apparent to All. "It should be apparent to all of you that as producers of livestock your problems are better known to you than to those not intimately engaged in producing and market- ng livestock. It is your responsibility to see that they are informed." Johnson did not mention them directly but his listeners assumed that he referred to bills now before the Iowa legislature to curl) or to regulate purchases of hogs by packers direct from farmers. He called on the membership of the shipping associations to supporl the corn-hog program and said tha: farmers should feel very grateful for the corn loan, arrangement which had proved beneficial to farmer with a surplus of corn. Convinced of Sincerity. "I am sure that we are al! coh vinced of the sincerity of purpose of Secretary Wallace in this emergency and I ani sure that wo are prepared to give our sympathetic suggestions and support," Johnson said in commenting on the corn- hog program. He mentioned the establishment of the co-operative bank and production credit bank scheduled to be effected in Omaha, Nebr., Tuesday as ateps that would tend to bring aid to agriculture and co-operative marketing. Low 1'olnt. Will Rogers Says-- BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., Dec. 12.--From the prices they are charging for drinks all over the country, I guess there never was as much as temperance as now. Unless the government makes the drinkers some kind of a loan, they just can't carry on. Let the government do like they do in other federal projects, match you dollar for dollars, or in this case drink for drink. You buy one, the government buys the next. (Better let the government buy the first one). Yours, WILL ROGERS (ConytljM. 1033, McNnmrht Syndicate) port. Any action in committee of the whole is informal and to become final must have the approval of the senate proper. The discussion, which began yesterday morning-, was resumed today on S. F. 1, the interim committee bill proposing net personal income, net corporation Income and retail sales tax. In addition to S. F. 1, and the Farm Bureau bill, the senate is considering the gross income tax bill of which Senator Vincent Harrington of Sioux City i9 one of the most active proponents. Under the plan agreed upon the senate will consider all three bills in general and then proceed to study and work on amendments. Fire of Questions. Senator Irving Knudson, third speaker for the interim committee bill, supported the measure in the opening address this morning. Senator John K. Valentino, chairman of the interim committee, and Scn- REICHSTAGHAS SHORT SESSION Meets for Seven and Half Minutes; Adolf Hitler Not Present. BERLIN, Dec. 12. M 1 )--The German relchstag met today for the shortest session in its history-seven and one-half minutes. The new parliament wa;. practically ft nazi body; women and Jews were completely absent. The absence of Chancellor Adolf Hitler, who was in Wilhelmshaven, was equally notable. Herman Gocring, Prussian premier, was re-elected president of the reichstag and was the only speaker. He confined his remarks to recording a unanimous sentiment for the nominations of himself and three vice presidents. Then he led the house in a full throated "hell Hitler!" and adjourned the session "until further notice." Passing of the low point o£ the depression for the state association was heralded by the president because of the wholehearted supporl of the organization shown in planning for the present convention. He made a plea for support for the state association and pointed out the necessity of having a full time secretary. "The real purpose of this convention and of our state organization is to develop effective co-operative livestock marketing for Iowa farm ers," Johnson suid. Cannot Judge Values. "Because the individual farmer cannot judge livestock values effectively and because as an individual he cannot select the time and place of sale to an advantage, he needs the services of a local association. "The first job is to develop good, strong local associations in our respective communities but we must go farther than this. The program of uniting these into a strong state association, started in 1920, must be continued and strengthened." WINTER KEEPS GRIP UPON U.S. Moderation in Weather Seen for Some Sections of Middlewest. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Below .normal temperatures, snow ice and freezing'winds, combine Tuesday to prolong- winter's prema ture grip on much of the nation. While moderation was forecas for some parts of the middlewes the cast, already hard hit by frigi temperatures and snow, was due tt keep on shivering, the weatherman predicting that it would be generally colder in that area. Dentils Due to Cold. Several deaths directly attribute* to the cold snap have already been reported in the east, where the mer cury sank as low as 24 below zero Monday. That was at Owls Head New York. MllwiuikG reported that zero tern peraturcs Monday resulted in fros' bites to 15 CWA employes, wiio were treated at hospitals. It was the coldest Dec 11 Milwaukee had experienced since 1S7B, but Milwaukee was warm compared with Superior where the temperature sagged to 20 below. D Dead In Floods. Nine dead in floods in the Pacific northwest, four in a train and automobile collision at Bellefonte, Pa., during a snowstorm, and three burned to death nt Hampden, Maine, while a blizzard was raging, helped to swell the total of fatalities directly or indirectly attributed to the elements. While the mercury was near zero at Detroit, Maria Olszewska, opera star, reported someone had stolen her $1,500 fur cout. DISSATISFIED AT AAA'S SLOWNESS 3 eek S c o r e s Radicals, Raps Some Strike , Leaders. : CHICAGO, Dec. 12. OP;--Secre-. ary of Agriculture Wallace pres-i nted today a report of his stew- rdship as champion of the farmers' ights and asked members of tlio i.merican Farm Bureau federation o bide with the Roosevelt admiim- ration's program for recovery. Wallace sal on the speakers' plaU orm at the National Farm Bureau onvention with George N. Peek, administrator of the agricultural tdjustment act, who has been ap- 'Ointod to another post outside tha epartment after disagreement witii ome of the Wallace policies. The secretary of agriculture ar-« ivcd after Peek had finished speak-, ng, and Peek remained to listen to» lia address. Tnkn Brond View. The farmer should look upon tlm Agricultural recovery plan, Wallace said, with a broad viewpoint, rather than with the gaze confined to ocal problems or questions affect- ng any single crop or phase in the vide range covered by the AAA. Both he and Peek urged thai; farmers not be dissatisfied ovei? slowness in the president's program, and both declared it already had done much more good than appeared, on the surface. Conceding that sprue change a in the-act might be- needed,* ainbng them -a-substitution·'for the''pro-' ceasing- tax as a means'of raising money for benefits, Wallace net!? that the whole farm problem is on« of planning. Calls for Debntc. "Debate that will ruge with great intensity this winter" wna urged b tithe secretary in the formulation o"r a new and permanent program. But: iie pleaded that the debate not be 'reduced to petty, personal interests or small local issues." One thing that must be decided, said, is whether the permanent program shall be simply nation;)) or international. Until that dejision is made, Wallace continued, the H.I- sumptjon must be that the plan is 'national because there is obviously very little foreign purchasing- power for our wheat and lard at tlu present time, nor is any material change conceivable within a year or two." Warns Agiiinsl Loans. He warned against huge loans in foreign countries to buy American products until the United States is ready for the "acceptance of larg-.» amounts of goods from abroad." After suggesting support of thr current hog-corn plan, Wallace said that "the time Is coming when shall have to reconsider many of th« devices employed in the adjustment: Mftde Kentucky Colonel. WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. UP)-Cliff-Woodward, secretary to Senator Louis Murphy, was made a colonel by Gov. Ruby Laffoon of Kentucky Skeleton Is Found by Iowa C.W.A. Workers BEDFORD, Dec. 12. (A T i--Coroner L. T. Reed today was investigating the finding of a human male skeleton by CWA workers here. The Irenes were uncovered near a highway. Reed said they apparently had been interred for seven or eight years. lowan Quarantined With Encephalitis OSKALOOSA, Dec. 12. UT-- Justice of the Peace J. E. Hartley was quarantined at his home today, doctors having diagnosed his Illness a« encephalitis (sleeping sickness). His Is the second case of encephalitis reported here. Furniture in Room of Farm Home Is Burned ROCKFORD, Dec. 12.--Furniture in an upstairs room of H. E. DeBuhr home three miles west of Rockford was destroyed yesterday afternoon by fire. Little damage was done to the remainder of the house. The local fir: department was called. URGES $2 TO S3 TAX ON LIQUOR Choate Says Figure Is Low Enough to Squeeze Out Bootlegger. WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. W)---A liquor tax "somewhere between ?2 and 53 a gallon" and low enough to squeeze out the bootlegger was advocated to a joint congressional committee today by Joseph K. Choate, Jr., chairman of the federal alcohol control administration. He was followed by Edward G. Lowry, Jr., chairman of. President Roosevelt's interdepartmental committee, who expressed the opinion that a blended whisky of rather low quality might eventually be sold for ,$1.50 a quart under a $2.60 a gallon federal tax. The committee had recommended a levy of this amount. Choate did not mention a specified figure, in line with the administration's policy of leaving a decision up to congress. A ?2.20 a gallon levy was frequently mentioned as probable. Europe Gets Touch of Winter Weather LONDON, Dec. 32. OB--The European weather man took a page from America's book today and dealt freezing weather In the cen- j tral part of the continent. Several | deaths have been reported. act. 1 A-mong changes recommended by various groups, Wallace said, are: Substitution of something for thp processing tax and the "licensing of every plowed field, and the inauguration of marketing farm product on a quota system." Ol the licensing-quota proposal. he said: Up to Farmers. "While I have been skeptical nf this, undoubtedly we ought to consider it from every angle in our farm meetings, it Is up to the farmers nnd the farm organizations In (Tom to p««r 4, column 2} "FAVORITE POEMS" The finest thoughts and sentiments of the race have been expressed In verse. There arc certain poems every one loves. 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