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North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home r "I'HE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL MURI11 1OWANS MK1GUBOKS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WlItE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1933 PAPER CONSISTS OF T1VO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 56 JVo Party Attack Seen G. 0. P. to Continue Individual Raids on Policies. FARM BUREAU BACKS ROOSEVELT By HKIiBERT PIA5MMEK A S H I N G T O N , Dec. 13. Iff) -S o'm e political observers believe that republicans will be slow to launch a concerted party attack on the President's monetary NRA and farm policies in the coming session of congress. There will be, individual sharp shooting, just as at present.- Sen ator Dickinson 01 Iowa and Sen _ ator Hatfieid o West Virginia, as well as some o: the others, may be expected to continue their criticism. j One republican senator, for ex-: ample, recognized generally as being one of the shrewdest of politicians, is said to have put his foot down on suggestions of a solid party attack beginning at the very start of the session. A republican leader of the house declared that he doubted the wisdom of open warfare. It is his belief, he said, that the best policy for Ms party is that of passive resistance rather than outspoken criticism. Lay of the Land. "We should be able to tell before very long how the land lies," he said. "Until' then, I for one, am not in favor of sounding off too much." Two recent congressional elec-_ tions have had their effect on the attitude of many republicans. In Pennsylvania last month, in line with the advice of former Senator f Grundy, the republicans didn't even ) oppose the democratic nominee. \ In the third congressional district Jof vW,*»t.': ·V 1 irgihlai. .normally.. i^pub- jaaaa-f^^.'^j-^jcVaUc "nominee^. tie- I 1 ·. 'l:'ji.'- J^g-- ..'.-. .*.. ' ^?*.TMVA^Ki-. Tlfti.-« :\ ^i »' Minority Report on State Hospital Presented FAVOR REMOVAL Dr. Jessup Resigns as nr luniPCMT 111 ; President of University UP NJIUni ILL; to Head Carnegie Board TO DES MINES fqhtCdrformei--'Govevnor . . , . . _. i/seat in the houso by more thali 5,000 Votes. The victor stood squarely behind llie administration's policies. Gore, in his campaign, contended the NRA and farm programs were not working satisfactorily. The democrats hailed the victory as a clear indication of the administration's strength. Straws In the Wind. There is a strong sentiment for inflation evident among those members of congress who have returned to Washington prior to the session. There are signs many of them are willing to go along with the President on his monetary policy for a wiiilc if business shows improvement. Other reported moves by the administration to improve the monetary situation, principally the persistent rumor that something will be done to remonetize silver, have had their effect, also. Munger and Patterson Advocate Repeal of Present Laws. DBS MOINES, Dec. 13. (JPi---Dr. E. E. Munger of Spencer, chairman of the committee appointed to study indigent patient conditions at the University of Iowa hospital, and Senator George Patterson of Burt, a committee member, today presented their minority committee report to the assembly recommending repeal of the adult indigent patient laws and "necessary steps" to establish treatment of indigent patients at Des Moines. The minority report winds up the work of the committee appointed by the last regular session of the assembly. The majority report, signed by seven committee members wns presented to the assembly Nov. 21. The majority report recommended reduction in the size of the medical college at Iowa City, charging half the basic indigent hospitalization cost to the county, reduction in examination fees and escort's wages, and investigation to determine indigency by the county board of supervisors. Recommended Quota Plan. Three members of the committee who :signed_.the.'.'.majority report, ,~^. " j ' ' . . « * · · T » ! . ' TTI--l»!,'«:- n* "IRroTVoIln . ·Senator ' HickliU of rWapello DR. HARLAN OF CORNELL DIES Pioneer Iowa Educator and Former Head of College Pneumonia Victim. MOUNT VBRNON, Dee. 13. tiPl-- Pr. James E. Harlan, 88, pioneer Iowa educator and former president of Cornell college, died today from pneumonia after an illness of two weeks. Dr. Harlan was president of Cornell college from 1908 to 1914 and had been connected with the college for many years. 'and: Representa'Uves Paul L. Millhone of Pago and John Speidel of Washington also submitted a supplemental report recommending further trial of the "county quota plat:" which provides for admission of patients to the hospital in proportion to the population of counties of their residence. Other committee members who signed tho majority report were Doctors Oliver J. Fay, W. A. Sternberg- and A. W. Erskine and Senator Morris Moore of Pottawattamie. Although the minority report definitely recommends repeal of the Perkins-Haskell-Klaus adult indig- eney law and retention of the original Perkins law, its final section offers several alternatives: 1. Increase the appropriation for the university hospital by an indeterminable amount, but sufficient to fill unoccupied beds, provide more beds for the waiting list, whose chief characteristic is growth, and still more beds for those who insist upon free treatment and cre at the hands of the state, or. Could Hav-o Limitations. 2. Limit the students to a lesser number than that recommended In the preliminary report, limit Indigent patients to the number re- - ' " teaching of the of students and Plans to Leave Iowa in May for His New Post. IOWA CITY, Dec. 13. (/W--Wai tor A. Jessup, president of the University of Iowa since 1916, today was preparing to wind up his persona! affairs after accepting the presidency of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He presented his resignation orally to the state board of education in session here yesterday after announcement of his appointment had been made in New York by Dr. Henry S. Pritchett, president emeritus of the foundation. Will Leave May 1. Dr. Jessup said that he was planning to leave the university on May 1, 1934 and set that date for his resignation to become effective. The board adopted it saying: "President Jessup's resignation is a distinct loss to the state and to the institution which he has served | so faithfully and efficiently for' more than 20 years as teacher and chief executive. "His election to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is a great honor. All Iowa will congratulate him and commend his appointment." And virtually all Iowa did congratulate him. The news of the appointment was sounded throughout the state with a resulting deluge of messages' to; -the university-head- at --: old cap!tol on the campus. · DR. W. A. JESSUr STUDY FINISHED BILL ON LIQUOR Measure Would Create State Monopoly After Plan quired for the smaller number Roll Ottumwa. Store. O1TUMWA, Dec. 13. (IF)--Forcing two customers and a store manager to lie on the floor, two armed and masked bandits rifled the cash register of a grocery store and escaped wtih S170. SKe $=4- Wea r IOWA WEATHER Unsettled Wednesday night ami Thursday; somewhat colder Wednesday night, rising temperature in north portion Thursday. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning: Maximum Tuesday 18 Minimum in Night 10 At 8 A. M. Wednesday 19 Snowfall Trace charge the entire cost for their care and treatment to each county according to services received, or: 3. Provide for the repeal of the adult indigent law to become effec- ,ive at a future time, giving due consideration to certain involved irlnciples and relationships, restore .he Perkins law to its original status and take necessary steps to establish the last two or three years of the State University of Iowa medical college In the city of Deo Moines. 4. As provided in number three (3) except if the city of Des Moines, notwithstanding its relativity, is not in a receptive mood and doca not care to be approached with a proposal which would add to its assets as well as to those of the state, then give only the first or first and second years of medicine at Iowa City and let the last two or three be taken elsewhere, for the reason that no city in the state of Iowa, other than Des Moines, has the environment essential to the clinical years of a class A medical college. CWA Might Be Interested. "Located at Iowa City and Des Many Offer Congratulations. Included in. the well wishera were Gov. Clyde Herring, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Agnes Samuelson, J. W- Studebaker, Des Moines school superintendent; Dr. D, W. Morehouse, president of Drake university; Dr. George F. Harknesa, Davenport, preeident-ejeut of the Iowa State Medical society; Dr. Walter L. Bierring, president- elect of the American Medical association and state health commissioner; Dr. R. M. Hughes, president of the "sister" institution, Iowa State college, and members of the board of education. Himself, Dr. Jessup said: "It will be a great thrill to occupy the same position as that held by my old friend." He was referring to the late Henry Suzzallo, former Foundation head. "You know that Henry Suzzallo and I were together at Columbia university," he continued. "I wrote by doctor's dissertation under him. Our friendship continued until the time of his death." Decision Developed Suddenly. Dr. Jessup, after informing the state board of education of his resignation, discussed it privately with board members. He said that members had not been informed of his decision previously and that "it had developed quite suddenly." As the head of the foundation, he will become chief executive of one of the five Carnegie trusts in the United States. Founded originally in 1906 to provide pensions to Bchool- (Tum to TftKB 1, Colnmn 3 of Herring/ 1 DES MOINES, DSC. IZ.'tlP)-- Liquor control committees of the house and senate today had before them the completed draft of the proposed bill which would legalize the sale of hard liquors and wines in Iowa, The bill which would create a Those who were up early enough Wednesday morning saw a trace of snow. The upward swing of the mercury continued Wednesday despite a north wind. Moines," the report stated, "it can be put just where the board of education and the administration of the university would nave it, not large, but meritorious, and somewhere 'in the front rank of medical colleges in the United States.' " Striking a novel note, the report suggests that the public works administration might be Interested in "offering inducement to counties or communities not already supplied, to make suitable hospital provisions for such care of medical and surgical cases as can there properly be given and where will be assured a standardized equipment and service that will enable competent, honeat CTnm to r.ige 2, Column 3 WAVERLY FIRE LOSS $125,000 Flames Originate in Motor Company Building; Stock Is Destroyed. WAVERLY, Dec. 13.--Fire which Wednesday morning destroyed the buildings and stocks of Coddington and Laird, auto and Implement dealers, and of the Harrison Motor company, resulted in damage estimated at §125,000. The Cedar Falls fire department aided local firemen in fighting the blaze. The flames were discovered at about 7:15 o'clock by Lloyd Simmons, of the Coddington and Laird force who noticed smoke coming through the floor In a corner of the auto repair shop at the rear of the building. Firemen fought the fire through holes in the wood floor of the smoke filled building for more than an hour before It broke through into the first floor section. Smoke made it impossible to ro move much of the contents. The fire was swept by a moderated wind through the entire building and ignited the Harrison Motor company structure to the east. A huge section of fire laden wall fell on the one ' story Harrison building. state monopoly closely follows the recommendations of the commission named last summer by Governor Herring to study liquor control. , The bill creates a state control commission, provides for the establishment of state owned liquor stores, carries a local option section applicable only to municipalities, provides for issuance of individual permits for purchasers, permits sale of 10 per cent wine by the drink in restaurants, clubs, hotel and dining cars, prohibits sale of hard liquor for consumption on the premises and sets up a ?1,000,000 revolving fund. State Store Syatcm. The bill declares it to be the public policy that all traffic in intoxicating liquors should be vested in a system of stores owned and operated by the state under an Iowa liquor control commission. The commission would be composed of five members, named by the governor for 6 year terms at salaries of 53,600 annually. Not more than 3 could be of the same political party. It would employ a liquor control administrator, at a salary of from $7,500 to $10,000 annually. The commission would have full authority to buy and sell liquor, to determine the location of liquor stores, to issue or refuse permits for purchase. Authority Granted. Further authority is granted the commission to prescribe the kind, quantity and characters of liquors which may be sold under special BRANCH BANKS OPPOSED 33-66 BY IOWA HOUSE Move to R e r e f e r Bill Defeated; Senate in Tax Debate. DES MOINES, Dec. 13. (/!')--The Iowa house of representatives today took a firm stand against branch banking, defeating 33 to 66 an attempt to rerefer the branch banking bill to committee, while proponents of the net and gross income taxes continued their debate in the senate. After refusing to rerefer the Fabritz - Cunningham - McKinnon branch banking bill, the house then voted 30 to 07 against a motion by Representative Johnson of Linn to reject the report of the bonks and banking committee for indefinite postponement. To revive the measure would now take a two-third vote of the 108 members. Debate Tax Revision. The senate was in its third consecutive day of tax revision discus sion, sitting as a committee of the whole. Representative Fabritz of Wapel lo asked that the banking bill bi reref erred which i m m e d i a t e l y brought on objection from Repre Bentatlve Doran o£ Boone. :._Doran^aald:the..bill would,.permi centralization by'the big banks an that Institutions in only three citic could Qualify as it provided no ban could establish a branch unless th parent institution had at least 5200 000 unimpaired capital. Money Coming In. "With money coming- in from th C\VA, corn loans and corn-ho loans," Doran said, "it would per mit many banks operating unde senate file 111 to get on their feet." He also asserted that the hank- ing department was "unalterably op- Will Rogers Says-- BEVERLY PULLS, Cal., Dec. 13.--The best writer on the Pacific coast, Harry Carr, making a world tour and seeing all of the governments in action, says England is over the hump first, and going great. Now that's the country that was held up to us as a horrible example, because they were giving aid to the unemployed. We adopted it two years later than we should. England 'lowered the price of their money just about to what ours is and It must have helped them. Pretty smart "hombreo" those Englishmen. Yours, WILL ROGERS. (Copyright, 1933, M e N n n t h t K j n d l c n t e ) posed to branch banking." Both Fabritz and Representative Cunningham of Polk said the only purpose for asking that the bill be sent back to committee was to give the authors a hearing. Cunningham explained It would not effect the cities with banks operating unre- Roosevelt Plans to Keep CWA at Work All Winter Merger of Communication Agencies Under Federal Control Studied. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13. OT)-President Roosevelt waa ehown today to have bis Immediate attention on increasing employment, and determined to keep the civil works administration going Until spring to do BO, while in the distance be sees potentially great industrial adjust ments in a new order, of things. One of the several involved administration studies under way, it was disclosed, deals with a simplified comunlcations setup. Tentative conclusions suggest it would be well to merge telephone, telegraph and radio agencies under strict federal regulation and public reaction to such a possibility is awaitcfl. Dollar Unchanged. Monetary policy remained quiescent, -with' the dollar value of gold it 534.01 an ounce for the eleventh ime. More at the front was formu- atlon of budget recommendations, witli a decision on how much more .o spend on public works being de- lerred. It was said at the white house that no relaxation of securities con- ,rol law is contemplated, any Church Play Will Be Given to Aid Fund Community Has Duty to Its Children on Christmas. 'Previously Reported ...$1H!.10 Friend C. C.) LOO Wn-Tan-Ye dull 5.00 "Bridge. Club" S.OO New Total $1U«.TO It becomes clearer every day that if complete success for the Christmas Cheer Fund is to be had, it must come through impressing upon this community that it is n. community obligation and a community duty. If this can't be accomplished, the total Is going to fall far short of the goal set. And, fur more important, the objective of a cheery Christmas for every hoy and girl in Mason City to be ASKS PRESIDENT FOR COMMODITY VALUED DOLLAR Urges Breaking Down of Selfish Opposition to AAA. CHICAGO, Dec. 13. (tl'i--Tni' American Farm Bureau federation today heartily endorsed the Roosevelt agricultural recovery program, urged that "selfish opposition" to ii. be broken down, and called f o r - U K provisions to be broadened even further in order to bring parity prices is going missed. When a large proportion of our residents become sold on the worthiness of the Christmas Cheer cause as are the members of one church congregation, realization of the project's goal will be def initely in sight. Reference to f a r m produce. A resolution expressing faith in the federal administration wag the first of 27 recommendations to be considered by the huge farmer organization in drafting its legislative policy for the next year. It was adopted unanimously by the 1,000 delegates attending- the federation 1 * fifteenth annual convention. Commodity Dollar. The delegates then went on in adopt, also unanimously, a renolu- ion calling upon President Roosevelt for establishment of a dollar which would bear a direct ratln fetwcen. purchasing power and the irlces of commodities. "We also call attention," the reso- ution said, "to the desirability of silver on the index basis so that we may add a greater volume of money to our circulating- medium, increase both credit and currency in the nation, and place our nation in better position to ex- stricted or under S. F. HI and contended it would give banking facilities to communities without them. He also said it was proposed to amend the bill reducing the amount of unimpaired capital required. Opposed to Bill. Representatives llcCreery of Linn and Sauers of Floyd opposed both the bill and the attempt to rerefer it, declaring they believed the measure had had its day in court and that it would deny opportunity to establish local banks by local capital. It was contended by Representative Johnson that the measure if passed would make available banking facilities, to communities now without them and with little likelihood of having local bank's. The house also pulled back and (Trim to PR«« 3, Column «) permit and to issue and distribute price lists, showing the cost to he paid by the purchaser. The commission would fix the process for liquor, the prices to be uniform In all stores. Two classes of permits are set up, one of individual and one "special." The individual permit would be issued by the county clerk of court to anyone over 21 year. 1 ? of age upon payment of a ?1 fee to he returned to the state treasurer and credited to the liquor fund. The permit holder must show his credentials when making a purchase. Upon the back of the permit would be stamped the kind and quantity of liquor purchased and the date of sale. Sales could only be made in a package or container with the official seal to be adopted by the commission. Permits to Physicians. Special permits may be granted by the commission to physicians, druggists, dentists and other persons engaged Jn similar professions, as well as to ministers and others for sacramental purposes; also to groups for special functions. The group permit would be $10. Cost (Turn to Tarte Z, Colnmn 2i changes being limited to clarification rather than an easing of control. CWA QUOTA FULL FOR 57 COUNTIES Cerro Gordo Now in Group With "All Men on the Job." DES MOINES, Dec. 13. (JTt-- Thirty-seven counties were added to the CWA roster of "all men on the job" counties today, bringing the total to 57, E. H. Mulock, state civil works administrator, reported Wednesday afternoon. The 37 counties reporting their quotas filled Wednesday are: Louisa, Uuthrie, Audubon, Warren, Beuna Vista, Delaware, Van Buren, Tama, Muscatlne, Story, Davis, Adair, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Decatur, Dubuque, Hancock, Harrison, Howard, Humboldt, Iowa, Jasper, Jefferson, Koasuth Lee, Linn, Mills, O'Brien, Osceola, On the foreign trade angle of the recovery program, federal liquor authorities decided to let in slightly over 5,550,000 gallons of foreign spirits in the next four months while negotiations will be under way to have the exporting nations take American farm surpluses. Bilateral Treaties. International conditions, it developed, have led the president to the view that the best method toward reducing tariff barriers is bilateral treaties between Individual countries. Secretary Hull moved to that end in the Montevideo Latin American conference yesterday. Looking to the cold months, the president has had Harry H. Hopkins as relief administrator putting his major emphasis on the CWA employment. The latter told him 4,000,000 men will be at work under it by Saturday; and also that 100,000 women already have been given jobs. i made here to the St. James Luth erau church group which Wednesday announced the completion of plans for a repetition of its recent play success, "The Road Back." This delightful comedy drama which attracted a capacity house last week will be presented again next Monday night in tho Monroe school auditorium, beginning' at S o'clock, with the receipts to go to the Christmas Cheer Fund. August Buhr and Harry Kinney are In charge of the business arrangements and Miss Pearl Rohr is director of the production. The D. K. Lundberg store was announced as one place where tickets are on sale. Others will be announced later. Sonic Players to Bo Buck. Members of the cast, who scored a largo hit in the original production, will be Hated in the next issue and more information about the play will be presented. All that's needed now is that you plan to hold out Monday night, Dec. 18, for a plea: "it evening for yourself and a much needed lift to the Christmas Cheer fund. Organizations continue to come in with generous contributions but individual donors, upon whom the ultimate success of the fund depends, appear to be sitting on their pocketbooks thus far. Suggestions Invited. Suggestions of ways to obtain money for tho fund will be appreciated. One year a merchant came to the assistance of tho fund at the last moment. Last year it wan a loclge organization. Who's going to ho Santa Glaus this year for the Christmas Cheer Fund? Or will there be several? Let's not count too strongly on a largo scale Santa Glaus. All of us can b« Santa according to our own ability. Send your contributions--at once--to the Christmas Cheer Fund, Care, Globe-Gazette, Mason City, or bring them to this office. pond trade with silver using countries. Projxwe; Reflation..^ ... From an 'agricultural point of view, the document stated, the c6nn~- try has Buffered from deflation for years, and "it Is time that we enter a reflation era in which money and credits are to he aided rather than hindered in the velocity or their movements and where commodity prices, rather than thp. weight and price of gold, will determine the purchasing- power or the dollar." The resolution supporting the administration's recovery plan expressed appreciation of the agricultural adjustment act, and listed its purposes as restoring farm prices to a parity basis, loosening agri- cultura. credit and establishment of an "honest dollar." There was an emphatic protest, however, against delays in putting the provisions of the act into effect. Reconcile Opposition, "Enough time and effort have been given to reconcile opposition to thi.s legislation, which opposition largely consists of those who have enjoyed unjust and unfair advantages under the old system of processing- and distributing,'' It read. "Such delay is resulting- in th« bankruptcy of many more farmers and cannot be further condoned." Another resolution expressed appreciation for the emergency farm mortgage act of last spring, bul. called for a more rapid flow of credit, higher appraisals of farms, an interest rate not to exceed "» per cent and additional appropriations to carry on the work. Domestic Products. Exclusive use of domestic products in the brewery and distilling' Industries also was demanded by EARTH LIKELY ONLY PLANET WHERE LIFE EXISTS, SAYS ADAMS WASHINGTON, Dec. 13. /T-Dr. Walter L. Adams, director of Mt. Wilson observatory, California, aays that the earth quite possibly is the only place in the universe where life can exist. Astronomers are less inclined than formerly to believe that there may be life on other planets of the solar system or on planets elsewhere in the universe, he stated in a lecture at the Carnegie institution of Washington. There is little evidence, he added, that other systems of planets like ours exist in the universe. Reporting latest discoveries about the planets in the solar system, Dr. Page, Plymouth, Worth, Wright I Adame said only two, Venus ant Henry, Wayne and Poweshiek. -- - - - · - · "-·-- * "*- --' Other counties which have already employed their full quota of men include: Monona, Monroe, Sac, Scott, Wapello, Webster, Winnebago, Woodbury, Ida, Jackson, Jones, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Appanoose, Buchanan, Carroll, Clay. Crawford, Dallas and DCS Moines. Mars, could possibly support life and of the two Venus is much more favorable. Rail Contractor Dlen. MEMPHIS, T«nn., Dec. 13. / C. D. Smith, capitalist and formerly one of the country's best known railroad contractors, died today. (Turn t. Column I) MINISTER ROBS AUSTIN STORE Pastor at Blooming Prairie Poses as Doctor in Drug Store Holdup. AUSTIN, Minn., Dec. 13. /P)--] Sheriff Ira Syck today said the Rev. Edward C. Stauffer, Blooming Prairie pastor, had confessed posing as a doctor and robbing a Ideal pharmacy of $73 lost Friday night. Stauffer is held in jail here on a second degree grand larceny charge. The sheriff Raid he gave himself up voluntarily and returned the $73 and surrendered a pistol he had with him at the time of the robbery. The money was missing from the store after Stauffer, who introduced himself as "Dr. Crawford," had appeared at the store and offered to examine some ol the customers without charge. The sheriff quoted Stauffer as naying worry over one of his children who suffered from Infantile paralysis wan responsible for his acllonfl. INTERIOR DECORATING The practical, helpful character of this booklet Is shown' especially in Its decorative hints for special rooms and its detailed scheme for furnishing a six room house and an apartment. Living rooms, dining rooms, halls, k i t c h - ens, bedroom for husband and wife, a girl'fl bedroom, a boy's bedroom, baby's room and a guest room are treated in a manner to inform and inspire anyone and the plans for a house or an apartment are complete. Send for a copy, with 10 cents In coin to cover cost and handling charge. Use coupon. Mason City OIobc-Gitrctte Information Burmu, Frederic J. Ilnnkln, Director, Washington, D. C. I Inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet on "Interior Decorating." Name Street City .. Stato .

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