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· · 1 3 M E M A R T K i'T OF I O * A ·" ' « I!n I M r r, North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home «^- "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE BERV1CB MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1934 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 123 Hard Going for Leaders Senate Disposed to Delay Work With Bickering. By HERBERT PLUMMER ' ^ W A S H I N G T O N "l March 1. CiB--In- dications are thai t h e democratic leaders of the senate will have their hands ful from now on in trying to prevenl purely political bickering f r o m delaying progress of legislation. Joe Robinson, majority leader, a l r e a d y h a s found it necessary to clamp down on this sort of thing and re- rd i n d senators they have worn to do. He wasn't what you would call successful. As he said mournfully, senate rules are such that it is almost impossible to compel senators to stick to business unless they want to. Just so they personally "think 11 their remarks pertein to the subject matter before the senate at the time--that's all that's necessary. Interjection -recently, during debate on the CWA appropriation, of a discussion of methods employed by the administration in appointing postmasters is an illustration of how far this sort of thing can go. Democratic leaders were compelled to resort to all sorts of strategy to persuade senators to desist and get back to CWA. Calendar is. Jammed. Aside from their natural dislike for this sort of thing, a far more important issue is involved from the standpoint of the leaders. The senate calendar is jammed and overflowing with legislation which must be considered before adjournment. A different situation xists in the house. As one house expert stated^ recently: We could clean up and go home Vithia «. jt were .necessary ufew^Mit's the Wie of. hurrying, while wnate leisurely goes on its l-ay*" Of course,; the senate" can · and does frequently-put on an amazini. burst of speed. Legislation carrying tremendous appropriations has been known to go through with seemingly cursory examination. What often has looked like a week's hard work has been cleared from the senatorial decks during an afternoon session. Leadership Test. The problem of Robinson and his aides, therefore, is to keep the senate's nose to the grindstone. If they can do that the situation doesn't appear so hopeless. With one-third of the membership,however, coming up for re-election this fall, 17 of whom are republicans, and with the G. O. P. minority constantly on the alert for something from which they can make political capital, the going promises to be rough. Robinson has an opportunity to show his capacity for leadership such as he never has had before. Aluminum Company Employes on Strike NEW KENSINGTON, Pa., March 3, UP)--Between 500 and 1,000 em- ployes at three plants of the Alum. inum Company of America went on "holiday" today in a demand, for "improved working conditions" and higher wages. 50 Passengers on Sinking Ship Saved HELSINGFORS, Finland, March I. (.¥)--All 50 of the passengers aboard the Polish steamer Zieszys, dangerously near sinking .in violent seas near Macelliot Island, were taken off the stricken vessel early today by a salvage ship. ffr* Wea FORECAST IOWA: Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday; probably some rain, except Friday in northwest portions; slightly colder Friday in northwest and north central portions. MINNESOTA: Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday, probably local rain or snow Thursday night in east nnd south portions; somewhat colder Friday. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 40 Minimum in Night 28 At 8 A. M. Thursday 32 MANLEY CHOICE ON LIQUOR BOARD Half Downtown Block in Scarville Burns GIRL INJURED IN LEAP FROM 2ND FLOOR OF STORE Four Business Places Are Destroyed; Origin of Fire Unknown. SCARVILLE, March 1. -- Four business places were destroyed by fire which swept away a .half block of Scarville's business section late last night. The total loss- was estimated variously from $35,000 to $75,000, The flames forced one family to leap from the second story and a small girls was injured. - Embers from the flames, which were fanned by a strong west wind, were carried to adjoining business buildings and several times set them on fire. The roof of one house two blocks from the scene of the fire caught fire but the blaze was extinguished before serious damage resulted, despite the fact that no one was at home at the time. Two Towns Send Help. Business places destroyed included a general merchandise store, a grocery store, a hardware store and 3. coffee shop. The destruction left Scarville without a grocery store. Firemen from Kiester, Minn., and Lake Mills were summoned to help the_ local department fight the flames. They were unable to stop the flames in buildings already burning but were' successful in preventing their spread and also Hi putting out ftfej caused on iDther roofs ty -falling ^embers The origin of the btaze is im known although It was belfeved" to have started in the basement of one of the structures. About 11 o'clock at night the flames were discovered. By 1 o'clock the buildings lay in ruins. Jump On To Mattress. F. E. Reiso owned the building which housed the general merchandise store which he operated and the hardware store. The geperal merchandise store was two stories and the hardware store one, although a part of the same building. Mr. and Mrs.. Leo Cunningham and their two children, aged 7 and 10, were in bed when the flames were discovered. Their escape down the stairway was shut off by the rapid spread of the flames and it was necessary for them to find some other way to get out. .They threw a mattress out of the window and then leaped on the mattress. All were successful in this except the small girl, Isabelle, 7, who suffered a broken ankle when she fell. Flames Spread Rapidly. Mrs. Cunningham was the first in this family to smell the smoke and thought it was coming from a stove. She investigated and found that the flames were rapidly eating nto their apartment. Mr. Cunningham is the local station agent. The hardware store is operated by Paul Jensen in the next building to ie north. Firemen believed the blaze might have originated in this structure. In the next building, which was quite close to the Reiso structure, (Turn to Page 4, Column 4) Fixed Policy on Money Is Uncompleted Tariff Issue Again as Roosevelt Asks for More Powers. WASHINGTON, March 1. C=P-The administration's desire to try present monetary plans for at least the remainder of this fiscal before a fixed policy is deterrtuned upon was conveyed to congress today by Secretary Morgenthau. Testifying to a house banking subcommittee on a bill to establish a central federal authority with sole currency issuing powers, Morgen- thau said: "I think this study the committee is making is very worthwhile and important. The country has jtist come through one of the most difficult financial crises it ever bad, and we are just beginning to see a little light. Need More Experience. "What the ruture monetary policy of our country should be I don't think anybody is sufficiently wise to tell you because we haven't had enough experience." Recounting steps that have been taken by the administration, he added: "It is impossible to tell .what the future will be. I believe that we need more experience and time to tell us what is the best way to handle monetary problems before we get into anything specific or definite as is contemplated, perhaps, in thia bill. j. Want Another Year. 'TVe hope that-congtesa wilpgive us at least the balance, of thia yefcr to jKrork on -ojWtpresoit plan. "Then, we will know a Uttle more about-it T take it," asked Representative Hancock (D., N. Car.), "that your position is that the present monetary policy is more or less an experiment and it is not your recommendation that congress take any action to, change the present system?" "That's right," Morgenthau answered. Business Is Better. "Fortunately since I've been in office," Morgenthau continued, "business has been getting a little better from day to day. I don't know know of anyone who is smart (Turn to I'alte 4, Column 2 NEAR CLIMAX IN WYNEKOOP CASE Aged Doctor Ready to Take Stand; Hear Character Witnesses. CRIMINAL COURTS BUILDING, CHICAGO, March 1. JP--The dramatic cliuax of the celebrated Wynekoop murder trial neared today as it was announced that Dr. Alice Lindsay Wynekoop probably would take the stand in her own defense before the close of the day's session. The announcement was made by W. W. Smith, defense attorney, at he noon recess. Previously defense counsel said? it was unlikely she would be called before tomorrow. At the urging of Judge Harry B. Miller, however, the questioning of character witness was shortened. Dr. Catherine Wynekoop, 25 year old daughter of the defendant, preceded her on the stand. A steady stream of character witnesses passed through the witness box, all testifying that Dr. Wynekoop enjoyed a good reputation in the community. Doumergue Made Tariff Dictator for Coining Year French Parliament Balances Budget and Bows Will to Premier. PARIS, March 1. UP)--The parliament of France, red eyed from long struggle, balanced the budget today and, bowing to the insistence of the venerable, determined premier, Gaston Doumergue, made him a tariff dictator. The 1934 budget as voted by parliament today gives a surplus of nine million francs revenue over estimated expenditures. The latter are fixed at 48,318,570,000 francs, or $3,140,707,050. . The vote on the budget in the chamber of deputies was 458 to 132, and in the senate 284 to 15. Dictatorial Powers. Just before acting on the budget the parliament granted Premier Doumergue dictatorial powers to effect governmental economies and to manipulate tariffs in negotiating trade treaties. By these legislative triumphs the 71 year old Doumergue accomplished within three weeks something four preceding premiers" failed to achieve in bitter parliamentary struggles which began last October. Observers saw as a further indication of Doumergue's rapidly- growing power the fact that he was absent when the vote on the budget was reached--and yet members said his influence served to smooth out difficulties. ·Assured for Year. With the country's finances thus assured for the year, the premier's hands were freed today to press the investigation of the Stavisky banking scandal, in which investors lost 540,000,000 when the municipal pawnshop failed at Bayonne; to allay unrest in and out of parliament and to tackle urgent problems (Turn t« Tafft 4, Column l.i THE NRA MEETS ITS CRITICS Gen. Hugh S. Johnson, NRA administrator, is shown in Washington as he opened the meeting of critics of the national recovery administration. (Associated Press Photo), NOWEMPE New Dynasty Is. Born Under Protecting Guns of More Than 50,000 Troops. By JAMES A. MILLS (C'oniTlslit, 1834,, by The Associated Tress.i H S I N K I N G (CHANGCHUN), Manchukuo, March 1. L¥--A new dynasty was born today under the protecting guns of more than 50,000 soldiers w h e n Henry Pu-Yi became Kang Teh, emperor of "the great M a n c h u empire." A bulletproof limousine, made in America, carried him to and from the imperial palace. Barb- ·ed wire stock- HENRY PU-YI ades kept back the throngs. Everywhere were the soldiers--Manchukuoan and Japanese. They formed human walls along the five-mile route' from the palace to the "Altar of Heaven." For every three Manchukuoan soldiers there was one Japanese trooper in the lines. Thus did Japan, which sponsored the new empire, and Manchukuo itself seek to protect the young emperor from any attempt upon his life. Secular and Religious. It was bitter cold--below zero. At the "Altar of Heaven" the small handful of foreigners--mostly newspapermen, including many Americans--stood in the required evening dress and without hats, literally freezing as they were forced to stand for nearly two hours on the bare earth at the altar. The ceremonies, both secular and religious, lasted less than half an hour, though for the spectators there were added the rigors of long waiting in the severe cold. . History probably will record the enthronement of the young sovereign as the briefest, most perfunctory and most machine-like ever held. The Japanese army enforced sharp restrictions and regulations to protect the new ruler. Except'for a few groups of invited Manchus, Chinese and Japanese (who were carefully herded behind the barbed wire stockades 300 feet from the imperial procession) there were no spectators. No Untoward Events. Despite fears that an attempt might be made on the life of the monarch, there were no untoward events, and within four hours after he was carried from the palace in a three-ton armored car to begin the ceremonies, Pu-Yi ascended at noon his carved ebony throne. Thus, in rites coating the government a million gold dollars to fi- (Tum to Tage 4, Column 8) ALBERT LEA MAN IS KILLED HERE Fred Witt and Wife of Shell Rock Also Victims of Car-Train Crash. . A former state representative,, his wife, and an automobile mechanic 'were dead Thursday as the result of a pair of automobile-train crashes, one just outside Mason City.' Fred B. Witt, 50, Shell Rock, representative from Butler county in the forty-fourth general assembly, and Mrs. Witt, 48, were killed when their car was struck by a gasoline train near Hubbard. Wilfred M. Yocum, 27, of Albert Lea was fatally injured when his small coupe was struck by a northbound gasoline motor passenger train at 3:20 o'clock Wednesday afternoon on the crossing of the Chicago Great Western railroad tracks and U. S. highway No. 65. Brought to Hospital. He was brought by a passing motorist to a local hospital where he died within five minutes from injuries. His chest was crushed. According to witnesses, Yocum was driving toward Mason City and failed to see the approaching railroad car, train No. 16 to Minneapolis. The crossing is about three miles north of town near the American Beet Sugar company plant. Yocum wag the only occupant of the . car, which was demolished, parts of it being carried up the track several rods. Identified as Mechanic. Tools and various clothes and equipment which had been in Yocum's car indicated that he was an automobile mechanic. His home, according to information listed on- his automobile registration card, was at 546 Euciid avenue in the Minnesota town. He wore a dark overcoat, which was badly torn in the crash, and a dark blue suit. A picture found in one of his pockets showed him with a woman and two small children. Yocum's body was returned to Albert Lea by relatives who came here Wednesday night. Cigaret Is Cause of Blast; 20 Injured IQUIQUE, Chile, March 1. A cigaret dropped into a barge loading 130 bags of gunpowder today set off the entire cargo, injuring 20 men, destroying the barge and a number of fishing craft. Apostle of Large Families. MERY-SSR-S E I N E , F r a n c e , March'l. (.T)--Dr. Adolph Pinard, famous "apostle of large families," died today in the village home where he was born. He was 90 years old. PRESIDENT WILL GIVE PLANS FOR NRA ON MONDAY Will M a k e Appearance at Meetings Called by Johnson. WASHINGTON, March 1. (JP)_ President Roosevelt will disclose his plans for NRA in a personal appearance Monday before the group meetings called by Administrator Johnson to hear complaints. This was made known today as criticism was received from a large number of persons who came here at the invitation of Johnson to air their views. The president's address at 10 a. m., (Central standard time) will be broadcast to the nation. Significance was attached by observers to the sudden decision to address the conference. Some believed the president would give his ideas for the future of the national recovery act as well as take up some of the complaints presented at the invitation of Johnson. Labor Men Hearil. Labor spokesmen in NRA, stung by wholesale complaints, sought today to win a showdown for the working man at the coming assembly of code authorities. .The battering of the. assembled complaints invited by General Johnson- to say their wprst-iir~an open forum wejit right ahead" Officials showbd the strain as witness followed witness to complain.'that ..code.-, hour .limits were being-stretched' out of all -meaning that wage levels were being reduced by various devices; that industrialists by intimidation, espionage and other means were crushing unionization; and--worst of all-that complaints without end had been made to NRA with almost negligible response. Forum Hearings Resumed. A couple of hundred names were on the waiting lists when the forum hearings resumed this morning. The ones on technical and economic subjects-were expected to wind up within the day, but the hearing on labor complaint swas good for a run through Friday at least. It was Edward F. McGrady, right hand man to Johnson and assistant secretary of labor, who launched today a systematic analysis of the complaints to dig out ammunition for the next week. It was McGrady who burst out yesterday with a a declaration that it was "time to rip the curtain off" the charged defiance of the government by big employers on the union issue. He proposed to demand that Johnson's already outlined program of reform be expanded to include a curb on the stretching of working hours. He wanted also some means of preventing reduction of average wages by reclassifying workers or displacing veterans with new help, (turn to race 4, Column 8) LIQUOR DICTATOR BERNARD E. MANLEY BILL TO CURB FORECLOSURES House Passes Act 76 to 30 as Senate Debates Hog Buying Bill. DES MOINES, March 1. U'i-- Courts would be required to automatically extend the redemption period in realty foreclosure suits until March 1, 1935, where the redemption period has not expired under a bill passed 76 to 30 by the Iowa house of representatives today. The measure provides that in such cases BO sheriff's deed shall ensue until next March, but the court may make provision for the payment of taxes and direct the distribution of any balances. The owner would remain on the property The-senate continued .its discussion on, the direct livestock buying bill . WAUe approving the extension. Jj£ the redemption period the bouse last week defeated a measure which would require the courts to grant continuance in foreclosure proceedings where the defendant was not in default for want of pleading or appearance. As the redemption bill was called up, Representative Johnson of Linn raised a point of order contending that it was the iame subject matter considered in the bill to continue the mortgage foreclosures. The chair, however, ruled there was a difference between the two measures, and that the point was not well taken. Vote Against Bill. Those voting against the bill were Avery, Beath, Bowers, Cunningham, Dole, Doi'an, Durant, Elliott, Ellsworth, Falvey, Felter, Gallagher, Goode, Grau, Hartman, Johnson, Laughlin, Lichty, McFarlane, Millhone, Osborne, Feet, Porter, Stansell, Stanzel, Strachen, Tbies, Treimer, Wieben and Willis. Absent or not voting- were Fueling and McCreery. Speaking for the bill, Representative McKinnon -of Henry said they were merely trying to save the homes and property of the people, and told the house the bill was suggested by the governor and drawn by the attorney general. NcJiing Unreasonable. Representative Rice of Keokuk contended that the sponsors of the measure were asking nothing unreasonable. Representative Gallagher of Iowa said the bill was as bad as tiie one (Turn to FaKft 4, Column 0) Claims Weird Rites Took Place in Rasputin's Study Confessed Slayer of "Mad Monk" Tells His Story. LONDON,, March 1. UP)--Weird rites that tooit place in Rasputin's study in St. Petersburg, involving a mesmeric process that partially hypnotized the narrator, were described today by Prince Felix Youssoupoff, confessed slayer of Russia's "Mad Monk." Continuing testimony in his wife's ibel suit against Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer Pictures, Ltd., the prince related how he lay on a couch as the mystic monk stroked his chest and made passes over his face, which created a powerful mesmeric ihfiu- mce. Unable to Move. Soon, the prince continued, he was practically unable to move or speak. Sir William Jowitt, continuing cross-examination of the Russian, drew from the witness an account of a number of visits he paid Ras- utin to cure a complaint from which ho was suffering. "It is a fact, is it not," asked Jowitt, "that his treatment did you some good?" "No, it did not," the prince replied. Details of Plot. Details of a plot to kill the monk, because he planned, Youssoupoff said, to turn traitor to Russia and seize the throne, were elicited from the prince in the cross examination. The monk's body was placed through a hole in the ice in the River Neva. Youssoupoff testified yesterday he killed Rasputin by beating him to death with a heavy stick. Princess Youssoupoff is suing for 52,000,000. Defense Opens Case. The case for the princess was concluded early this afternoon. Sir William, opening for the defense, said before the jury could find a verdict for her it must be able to say that any ordinary, sensible person looking at the film of which she complained would think it referred to her. The princess charged the film linked her in an objectionable manner with Rasputin, MASONCITYMAN SLATED FOR JOB BYGOV.HERRING Lane and Cooper Will Be Control Commission Associates. BULLETIN DES MpINES, March 1. ftl --The sta\e neruite today completed final legislative action on the liquor control bill .by adopting the report of the conference committee by a vote of 28 to SI. Bernard E. Manley, ilason City, who served on the liquor control study committee last summer and fall, is to be appointed a member of the new state liquor control commission by Gov. Clyde Herring, it was understood here Thursday on information received from Des Moines. The two men expected to be appointed associates of Mr. Manley on the commission are Dick R. Lane, Davenport, and Harold Cooper, Marsballtown. Although a large number of persons have been mentioned as possible appointees and Governor Herring has made no official announcement, it was learned that Lane. Manley and Cooper were the three selected. Offichii Announcement. Official announcement will not be. made until the senate has acted upon the second conference committee report on the liquor bill. ThisL_, was expected, to come up thia aftf noon j *r - ^ The appointments-urb confirmatipn- By ih£ Sen I L»nc, a republican, aotyj -i. . . . I werft_msmbers of Governor Her ring's liquor controK committee which last summer studied Various methods of handling the traffic and drew up a report on which the liquor bill was based. Cooper and Manley are democrats. The former was chairman of the state public works advisory board until its dissolution recently with the reorganization of the public works administration. Favored Local Option. Mr. Manley, who was in Des Moines Wednesday and early Thursday, was expected to return here in the afternoon. The liquor measure as adopted, except for the local option provision, set? \p a system for the sale of liquor identical with that proposed by the liquor control study commission, of which Mr. Manley was a member. Mr. Manley favored local option and also stated on numerous occasions that he was unequivocally against the return of the open saloon maintaining that would bring back conditions worse than prohibition. His favorite expression for liquor was that it was "dynamite" and had to be handled as such. Control Is Difficult. At the time he and his associates completed their plan last fall Mr. Manley stated he did not anticipate a 100 per cent success with the system. "The control of the liquor traffic in this country is much more difficult than anywhere else in the world." he stated. "But I believe our plan is the best that can be devised in Iowa for the handling of the liquor business." Mr. Manley is president of Manley brothers. Mason City mercantile (Turn to Pace 4. Column * Fish and Seafoods "THE selection, preparation and set- 1 vice of fish and seafoods .j a distinct branch of the culinary arts. A timely 24 page booklet available :hrough the Globe-Gazette Washington Information bureau offers 50 choice recipes for delectable seafood dishes. This compact kitchen aid, crammed with scientific data from the United States bureau of fisheries, artfully illustrated, and carry- ng many recipes tested by the rigid standards of the U. S. bureau of home economics, will- be an invaluable Lenten addition to any cook- jook shelf. Use coupon. Mason City Cloue-Gazetto Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. Name ·Street City ... State . (Mail to Washington, D. c.

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