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·i :.:;··; r f? r I., '·'. '.! ", ··' \ '·;;·' ; ' ·· t rt North Iowa's DAILY PAPER for the Home "* "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL SOUTH 1OWAJXS NKHiUUOUS H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO HU SECTION OKK NO. 57 Plan Fight on Lynching Congress to Debate Federal Bill to Curb Mobs. By HEKBEKT PLTJAEVIEH. W A S H I N G T O N , _ /s , Dec. 14. UP)-17;| Plans are being made for a determined fight in congress this winter for legislation which will put the power and prestige of . __ , the federal gov- I 3 ernraent against -- - · · - "* lynchings in the future. T h e r e have been hints that President Roosevelt h i m s e l f might take a hand. The attitude o £ t h e white house is well known. Mr. Roosevelt is on record as having said. "We do not excuse those In high places or in low who condone lynch law." He describes it as "collective murder." As for congress, already steps have been taken. Senator Costigan, a democrat of Colorado, appears to he the most active at the present. He is set to revive the movement in the coming session for a drastic federal anti-lynching law. The quiet, soft spoken Colorado senator, recalling the speed with ·vhich the kidnaping law was enacted following the abduction of the Lindbergh baby, believes these recent lynching incidents will shock congress into action. Bill Being Frepared. Just what form and how drastic t Costigan measure will be is as yet indefinite. The senator is work- Ing with several groups and legal experts in framing his proposed bill. He plans, however, to have it ready for introduction early in the session. The last fight in congress to obtain legislation of this nature occurred back in 1922 and provoked some.of-the stormiest scenes in congressional history. A. federal an' ·' rctyfacfc/flS^lawX-wns. -· being urged by former Representative Dyer of Missouri. The Dyer bill would have made county officials liable for their prisoners and would have permitted suits by the heirs of the lynched persons. Bloc Stopped It. The bill passed the house on January 20, 1822, by a vote of 246 to 101. Three representatives voted present and 80 were prevented from voting because they were paired. The measure was reported to the senate on July 28 of the same year. It got little further. A filibuster, led by a southern bloc of senators, forced the bill to die on the calendar. Representative Dyer re-introduced this bill as late as the seventy-first congress in 1929, but was unable even to get 'It out of committee. Costigan's move will be the first in this direction since that time. LINDBEROHS END HOP TO SAN JUAN Arrive in Puerto Rico From Trinidad on Journey Back to U.S. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Dec. 14. tjP--Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh arrived here in their big; red hydro-monoplane after flying the 753 miles from Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad, at 1:35 this afternoon. The Lindberghs had covered the distance in 5 hours, 40 minutes. They took off from Port-Of-Spain at 7:55'. a. m., E. S. T. Now only 1,180 miles lies between them and Miami, the northern trem- inus of the Pan-American Airways route which they followed today from Trinidad. RFC Price of Gold Again Not Changed WASHINGTON, Dec. 1-t. f.T)_ The RFC price for newly mined domestic gold was unchanged today at 534.01 an ounce. Weaik, IOWA WEATHER Unsettled; rain or snow in central n n d cast p o r t i o n s Thursday night; warmer In the extreme cast portion and colder In the extreme west portion Thursday night. Colder Friday. " LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for -1 hour period ending at 8 o'clock liursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 26 M i n i m u m In Nighf 11 A t . S A. M. -it REPORT CLEARS HIGHWAY BOARD 7 Children Killed When Train Hits School Bus NO EVIDENCE OF "DEALS" SEEN IN 18 HURT, MANY SERIOUSLY, AND OTHERS MAY DIE Tragic S c e n e s Enacted as Parents Hunt for Loved Ones. CRESCENT CITY, Fla... Dec. 14. (.Ti--Seven elementary school children were killed and at least 18 others were injured, many critically, when a freight train crashed into a school bus six miles south of here this morning. Between 40 and DO children were in the 'bus. The dead: William Smith, 12; Evelyn Smith. 9, and Frederick Smith, children ot Mrs. Bennie Smith, a widow. Merle Smith, 16, member of the same family, was reported to have died while enroute to a hospital. Seriously Injured. Hazel McGrady, 3, and Eddie McGrady, 10, children of 'Drew McGrady. Nellie McGrady of the same family, was reported, seriously injured. Elsie Bertha Gorton, 13. D. R. Niles, an elderly man who drove the bus, was injured but a physician was not critical, although serious. ·There was a probability others of the injured would die. Most of the injured were taken to Palatka. ; . ' . · : ' · · · ' · · · At End of Route. The tragedy occurred at Silver Pond Grove crossing:, six miles south of here, just after the last of the children on the route were picked "P. Niles had reached the end of his route which extends five miles south of here to Silver Pond grove when the crash came. He had just driven from the main highway, about 100 yards to the home of Rupert Teuton to pick up Teuton's two children. Teuton had constructed a turning place so that it was not necessary for the school bus to cross the railroad tracks, it was said. But Niles crossed the track today in a heavy morning fog. Confusion Prevails. Greatest confusion prevailed when news of the wreck reached here. The dead and injured first were rushed here. The Rev. Walter B. Knight, pastor of the Baptist church, converted his pastorium into an emergency hospital, while the overflow of injured was taken to the offices of Dr. E. W. Ford nearby. All of the children lived in the rural district traversed by the school bus route. Sad scenes were enacted as hysterical mothers and anxious fathers, stunned by the news of the tragedy hunted their loved ones. The train crashed into the bus broadside at just about the rear wheel of the vehicle. An inquest has been culled to convene here at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Senator Thompson Has 80th Birthday, Praises Roosevelt WASHINGTON, Dec. 14. (/TV- Senator William H. Thompson (D- Nebr.) was 80 years old today and he made his birthday the occasion for upbraiding those who contend President Roosevelt's policies are departures from the honored precepts of the American government. The oldest man in tlie United States senate, Thompson said his memory of politics stretclv.d back 70 yeara "and I find nothing shocking in the present program." He asserted the policies which "some old timers object to" make Mr. Roosevelt "the greatest Jeffer- soniau democrat since Jefferson himself." GUARD NEGRO IN SLAYING TRIAL Body of Columbia Crew Coach Found CHATHAM, Mass., Dec. 14. GTi-- The body of Richard J. "Young Dick" Glendon, Columbia crew coach, was found about a q u a r t e r of a mile from the beach here today. A shotgun lay beside the body which bore a gunshot wound in the right side. He had been missing since yesterday when he left home ostensibly to go on a hunting trip. George Crawford, Negro on trlnl at Lccsburg, Vu., for the (staying of two white women, Is shoivu surrounded liy statti troopers with riot guns as he was led from the courthouse. (Associated Press Photo). Eve of Her Wedding Day Carried to Safety* From Fire Swept Building. ·pITTSFIELD,_Mass., Dec. 14. dVi --The burned body oC Miss Mary Burns, 20 year old Troy, N. Y., girl, was found today in the ruins of the fire swept Star Realty company block on North street. Miss Burns, who was to have been married today at Stephentown, N. Y., has been visiting- the parents of her fiance, Nelson La. Fountaine, who was taken from the building by firemen in an unconscious condition. Seven persons, occupants of top floor apartments, were carried to safety over ladders. Firemen searched the ruins several hours before f i n d i n g Miss Burns' body. She had been seen last stepping- away from a window on the fourth floor. The roof of the structure fell in shortly atter and it was some time later before firemen could make their way into the destroyed building-. The fire was believed to have started in a dancing school on the second floor of the four story brick building; the cause was unknown. Loss was estimated at 5300,000 -$150,000 to the building and another 5150,000 to the contents. Germany Completes Case in Trial oi Five for Fire in Reichstag. LEIPZIG, Germany, Dec. 14. /[') --Germany today demanded death for Ernst Torgler, former communist leader in the reichstag, and Marinus Vim Der Lubbe, young Dutch brick mason, for treason as the prosecution completed its case in the trial of five men accused of burning the reichstag building last February. At the same time the state asked the acquittal of the three other defendants -- Wassil Taneff, Gcorgi Dimitroff and Blngoi Popoff--Bulgarian communists. 619,701 Laborers in Spain Are Idle MADRID, Dec. J 1. t.-T)--The Central Employment bureau announced today that fi!9,701 laborers are idle in Spain--380,121 of them completely unemployed nnd 239,580 working part time. The number unemployed last July was 514,837, a c c o r d i n g reau's figures. to the bu- ACTION ON BILLS Adjourns Before Passing on Morions to Speed Tax, Liquor Issues. DES MOINES, Dec. 14. (/T)--The house of the general assembly today blocked attempts to take up tax revision and liquor control as special orders of business for next Monday, by approving 1 a motion to adjourn for the day. By a vote o f ' 0 2 to 3 the house passed the Doran bill which would permit the state superintendent of banks to have possession of senate file 111 banks for two years instead of one. As the senate devoted its fourth day to tax revision discussion, there developed an apparent shift of gross tax advocates away from the flat gross income tax and toward the Farm Bureau classified transactions tax. 5 Sponsors Sign. Five of the sponsors of tlic gross income tax bill signed their names to the senate counterpart o£ house file 131, the Farm Bureau bill, when it was Introduced today in the senate. Fourteen signatures appeared on the bill, including those of Senators Topping, Fisch, Tripp, Hicklin and Moore, who were among 1 the original sponsors of the flat prosa income tax plan of the Harrington bill. The total sponsors of the two bills is 20. In passing the Doran bill, its advocates asserted that an emergency still exists nnd that many state, private and savings banks and trust companies now operating under 111 coulrl be saved if the superintendent of banking was given additional time, as many banks have as yet been unnble to reorganize or liquidate their assets sufficiently to be released from control of the state banking department. Brought to Floor. The question o£ tax revision was brought to the floor of the house by Representative Mitchell of Webster. Speaker Miller asked why the house could not start study of lirjuor control. Mitchell replied he did not think the bill in shape for such consideration. Representative McCrcery of Linn forecast a deadlock if the house took up the taxation qucatlon while it was being studied by the senate, and opposed any action until the senate had completed its work on the subject. Vote to Adjourn. It then was- soiggcstcd by Representative Fabritz of Wapello that the house could begin study of the (Tn/n tci Vw II, Column !) CHARGES GRAFT IN ENFORCEMENT OF LIQUOR LAWS O'Connor Backs Claim of Kentuckian Alleging "Whisky Trust." WASHINGTON, Dec. 14. (/B-The opinion that strict federal nml state regulation of the liquor traffic since repeal had "opened the door to more opportunities for enforcement graft and political influence than ever existed under prohibition," was voiced today by Rep- ·esentative O'Connor (D.-N.Y.I at a joint congressional hearing on liquor taxation. O'Connor said there was a "scandalous situation" in the liquor industry and supported a charge earlier by Harvey II. Smith, representing independent Kentucky distillers, that a "whisky trust" was in existence. The New Yorker recommended a ?5 a gallon tax on liquor, the highest levy any witness had proposed. No Turlff Need. He gave this testimony as the joint congressional committee hastened to wind up hearings on liquor taxation so the house ways and means committee tomorrow could hear the views of Acting Secretary Morgenthau on income taxes. Representative Buck (D. Cal.,) testified there was no need of increasing tha tariff duties .on foreign.wines, 'Because the American producers will not be able to supply the demand for some time. Wine must be aged from one to four years, he added, explaining the domestic product will have to wait for the process. Smith said "if there is a w h i s k y trust, which we think there is, we. are entirely outside ot it." Sought Financing. "We found there was a trust when we sought financing," he added. "The whisky trust has nil tlic white oak timber cornered for the purpose of controlling barrel production." Smith contended if his distillers could make their own barrels they could produce good whisky for $6.71 a barrel. He said the barrels could he made from $1.81 to $2.4p each, but if bought from outsiders they would cost ?7.!50. Mnrgcnthau 1o appear. Morgenthau said he would testify tomorrow on the recent report of the ways and means subcommittee which, among other things, recommended higher surtaxes on incomes. The treasury head said his testimony will be "purely an analysis of the sub-committee report from the adminstirativc point of veiw." It was considered unlikely that he would volunteer any statement on rates. He said his testimony would not approach the subject from the point of view of budgetary needs, but deal rather with administrative revisions. 'IT'S BALONEY, SUH!" iNSULL HOPES TO STAY IN GREECE Makes Formal Application to Government to Extend His Permit. ATHENS, Greece, Dec. 14. (.·T/-- .Samuel Insull, former Chicago utilities magnate, made formal application to the government or" Greece today for an extension of his police p e r m i t to reside in this country. The permit under which Mr. Insull has been permitted to remain here, as the United States has sought unsuccessfully to obtain his extradition to face charges in connection with the collapse of his far- f l u n g interests, expires Dec. 31, The aliens department, to which the application was presented, is taking up the question with the home office. Seven More Dead in France's Cold Wave PARIS Dec. 14. Jn-- Seven deaths raised tho toll of the severe cold wave in France to eleven today as the gale which raged along the coast i n t e r r u p t e d channel shipping Boys, Girls Come to Bat for Project Two Schools Donate Weighty Box of Small Change. Previously KoporfMl . . .$l(j|J.7) Unidentified Friend . . . . 5.00 Delta Alpha Sunday School Class 20.00 Pupils of Washington and Monroe Schools . . I'. !i. B. (8 l r enrs Old) . . Illumined Friend Gus O'Doimull, Eliim, (Globe-Gii r /.etto Carrier) Mrs. II K r i e n d (K. I!.) "Baloney!" exclaimed "Colonel" Harry Mumicl Fox, I'itls- biirgh liner baron, w h e n told Kentucky \vas considering- Inlt- Ing away his colonelcy because of reports he wus n racketeer. Hero Fo.v Is phoning fiov. Huhy Lnflocm to explain. (Associated I'ress P h o t o ) . Iowa Gets 3, reCWAJobs forFillin^Quota Additional State Allotment Seen as Reward for Quick Action. DKS MOTIVES, Dec. 14. (.T)--An additional allotment o£ 3,000 new CWA jobs for Iowa, bringing the states quota to 62,39:1 men, was announced today by Administrator E. H. Muloclc a.s- a reward to the stale for being the first to get :ts quota of men at work. JVltilock said he received word oC the quota boost in a telephone conversation with national headquarters today when he reported Iowa's quota of 5D,3D3 men now employed. His office will prepare county quotas for the additional 3,000 men he said. Million I'nUI Out. Payrolls totaling between SSGO,- 000 and a million dollars have been paid out to Iowa workers during- the three and a half weeks of the CWA campaign. The payroll each week under the f u l l quota employment will total nearly a million dollars Mulock declared. In ft whirlwind finish, officials labored late yesterday checking reports 01' county c h a i r m e n to arrive at a state figure in excess of tin.' goal set by the federal administration for Iowa. "If there ever was a lime for celebrating- I think It is now," exclaimed Gov. Clyde Hen-ins- when apprised of the f i n a l check. Jesi;r1hij; Positions. Even as the state was on its way "over the top," a few of the CWA employes were deserting their new found jobs to take over positions offered by private industry. The drive, reported Mulock has opened f T d r n to I'lisr II. v,lumn X ) Will Rogers Says-- BKVfCP.Lv; HILLS, cul., Dec. 14.--Say, thesi! gold dollar arguments are dying down. Used to pick up a paper and all you could soe was what Mr. "Got His" had to say about money, but now you don't hear a peep. Everybody seems to be trying to get ahold of any kind. This would he an awful good time to pass off s o m e Confederate money. They arc h o l d i n g a big peace conference in South America, Just a drive and two niblick .shots away f r o m the war. Every time there i.? a big- conference they always have a war to go with it. ] wns in Geneva a couple of years ngo at a conference when Japanese recruiting officers cnmc in and drafted their delegation to go help take M f m o h u r i f i . Vours, WILL ROGERS. (XipjriKlil. I9M, McN'aiiKlit .Sjrullrnlri 20.5(1 (.00 J.OO .1.0 I.Ill) 1.00 Total . .$24,6.30 $2000.' A most .significant thing- has hup- :enel in connection with the Cheer Fund solicitation.. The children of Mason City, have started to take an active part in the project. The chances of its success are t h u s lifted at least a hundred per cent. The movement started Wednesday afternoon when a representative of Washington a n d Monroe schools came to t h e Globe-Gazette office bearing a box filled with pennies, nickels, and small silver pieces. Its contents represented the giving of several hundred chil- dren-m thtse two schoo;. 1 ?. Shortly afterwards, an 8 year old Ind from t h e Forest Park section came in with his dollar contri- froin the money he button, taken had accumulated by dint of thrift. "I don't want any little boy or girl to wake up and find an empty stocking Christmas morning-," he said as be turned over his donation. , Those connected with the Christmas Cheer Fund are enormously grateful to the youngsters who havii blazed the trail for adults in their performance of this duty of the Christmas season. Hotter Get llcfldy for I t ! Other school groups arc expected to follow suit and parents may just as weli begin to look forward to this pertinent question from their sons and daughters: "Have YOU done your part yet Dad and Mom?" ' Another greatly appreciated gift cornea from Mrs. Blythe's Delta Alpha class of the Congregational Sunday school. For a n u m b e r of years, this group lias been one oC t h e most generous supporters'of the Christmas Cheer cause. Progress is reported by the .St. James Lutheran church group in its preparations for a benefit performance of "The Road Back" at the Monroe school auditorium next Monday night at 8 o'clock. All receipts above bare expenses will go to swell the Cheer F u n d . Piny Cast Given. Participants in the play, which scored such a success last week t h a t its reproduction was suggested, inc l u d e A u g u s t Buhr, Mr.s. O. Mail, Mrs. Ed Pearson, Mrs. R. Rnchut, Mrs. H. Kinney, Ed Tims, E. Ra- ITiirn to 1'nKP If, Column 3 CEMENT BUYING Attorney General Shows Why Bids Are Likely to Be Same. DEH M.OINES, Dec. 14. i . l ' i - T h « attorney general's office reported to the house of representatives todiiy that it could find no evidence of collusion by _the state highway commission in the purchase o£ c e m e n t for concrete road surfacing. The report, signed by \AUorno.y General Edward L. O'Connor, wa'.i filed with Speaker George E. Miller. A house committee named to investigate highway commission. transactions, will meet tomorrow tt consider the report and make f u i - tber inquiries. In the l e n g t h y document, O'Connor aaid it was f o u n d that it WHS common practice among 1 companies to quote similar prices for delivery of cement at stated points and Hint such procedure had been followed for many years not only in Iowa but. in other states and on all types oC construction projects. UuBfiil on System. "Cement manufacturers sell thc;ir products on a multiple basing point system," the report explained. "Since each company knows through trade journals and m a r k e t quotations the basing- point pvicfrs at any other plant in Us trade territory, and since each cement company knows the freight rate from each basing point to each point where the cement is to be delivered, and since all companies uso tha same formula in computing tha market price, it Is clear that the 'market price at any given station as determined by one company will be exactly the same as the market price at said station as determined bj' any other company." The house im't'stignting c o m m i t t e e had charged t h a t collusion existed between the highway commission and the cement companies whereby the similar bids were submitted i;i each instance. Must Servo Not let:. O'Connor pointed out that thp n a - tional recovery code adopted for the cement i n d u s t r y i n d i r e c t l y rccoiu nlzed the practice, tliroiigli its p i n vision whereby any company wishing to change its mill price must serve five day notice with the cod.j authority nnd that any o t h e r company may t h e n meet the new price, R e f e r r i n g to the purchase of ·(,. OS'1,000 barrels o£ cement by tho commission between l!)29 and 1M2, O'Connor said the commission claimed it saved the state ?5't2,000 by this procedure, since contracts let during- the time reserved the r i g h t of the commission to furnish the cn- m e n t 1C it chose. In the meantime the price of cement dropped i.7 cents a barrel and the commission, exercises its option. O'Connor said iiis d e p a r t m e n t had not had tlma to check f u l l y the claims of the commission on t h i s .saving-. Urges TnveHtigiitioii. The attorney general rocommund* d a c o m p l e t e investigation into the purchase of n. gravel pit in G u t h r i e county nt $-100 an acre on March 27, 1020. O'Connor said records ii Guthrie county .showed the property had an assessed v a l u a t i o n or SSG a n acre in 1028 nnd t h a t it was .told to the commission by R. E. M o n t - gomery of Omaha. Inquiry into a charge t h a t llio (Turn In I'tur I I . Column 4) DENIES REPORT OF AGREEMENT Morgenthau Says U. S. Not Dealing With Britain on Stabilization. WASHINGTON-. Dec. H. i/p,-Henry Morgenthau, Jr., acting secretary of the treasury, again denied today reports of negotiations for a currency stabilization a g r e e m e n t with Great Britain and France. Shortly after the government had repeated the price of 53-1.01 nn ounce for the twelfth successive day, Mor- genthau told news men there was nothing in new reports of stabilization, despite reported 7 to 5 betting- odds in Wall street on early action. Asked specifically about a statement by Senator ThomaH (D., Oliln.) that negotiations with the Bank ot England were understood to be heading at dollar ntubilizivtlrm at 62 cents, M o r g o n t h a u said: "T 'lon'l know anything about tl.' "Interior Decorating" No one should u n d e r t a k e tlu: decoration and f u r n i s h i n g of n house, or even a p i n g l c room, without c a r e f u l l y t h o u g h t out and worked out plans. Don't s t u r t decorating by going on a shopping tour! Start by a n a l y z i n g carefully each room. Is tho ceiling high or l o w ? r* thn room light or rather d a r k ? The answer w i l l determine much in your f u r - nishings. But. your step in your program should be to send for a copy of "Interior Decorating." Use coupon. Mason C i t y Glohc.-Gii7.nttc I n f o r m a t i o n Ilurcati, Frederic J. Hiinlsln, Director, Washington, I), c. I Inclose 10 cents in com f c a r e f u l l y wrapped) for the booklet on "Interior Decorating." Street City . S t n t c

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