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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 L.13A.SED WIIIB SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1933 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ON1J NO. 60 Will Tackle Crop Control New Vigor in Move Seen After Davis Appointment. By HERBERT PLUMMEK A S H 1 N G T O N , Dec. 18. UP)---App o i n t m e n t ot Chester Davis as AAA administra- i o r t o replace George Peek will mean, it is believed here, that the administration will tackle with r e n e w e d vigor the problem i of crop control. I Davis is known to regard this as one of agricul ture's fundamental p r o 1) 1 ems, , »"*£-'* » I Marketing agreements and codes are helpful, but in his opinion are uot necessarily a controlling factor. This was the root of the controversy between Peek and the professors which led to Peek's retirement as administrator to take over another job. As the farm bill was drawn, the AAA administrator, acting for the President through his secretary of agriculture, has a choice of several courses and wide latitude. The professors were for applying regulations for reduction of acreage at the start. Peek was for going more gradually into action. He held to a modification of the old equali- sation fee ' idea for which he had fought so hard when the McNary- Haugen farm bill was before congress. Long Standing Difference. In other words, he favored an arrangement by which a percentage of total crops annually would be marked eligible to receive the bounty on produce raised for do mestic consumption, the remainder to be sold at the world piice. This percentage would be applied to the yield.on every farm. Difference between the Peek and the opposing faction at first were "jeiJ5^{at':the''WHite House noted'that Y'their. ^viewpoints were not recon- ''ledVv'Biid the President sent the '/groups -away with a request that th'ey "get together." The breach steadily widened, however, to such an extent that Mr. Roosevelt finally had to intei-vene. Choice Of Support. Davis at this time was serving under Peek as director of the division of production. He and Peek not only were close personal friends tut had been business associates Secretary Wallace also was his friend. His efforts toward attempting a. reconciliation between the two factions earned for him the sobriquet among newspapermen and others as the "Henry Clay of the.AAA." Some credit him with having delayed the climax of the feud until now. It finally resolved itself to where he was forced to disagree with one friend and agree w i t h another. He threw his support to Wallace Di ies Wartime Governor of Missouri ST. LOUIS, Dec. IS. (.T)--Fred crick D. Gardner, 64, war time gov crnor of Missouri and well known in national democratic circles, dice here early today of a toxemic in fection of the jaw which developed after extraction of a. tooth. U. S. BOOSTS ITS PRICE OF GOLD Fight to Strike Out Retail Sales Tax Begins PATTERSON FOR LEVY ON CHAiNS AS SUBSTITUTE Senate Opens Debate on Committee's Three Point Bill. NEW JAPANESE ENVOY DES MOINES. Dec. 18. -The 'ig-ht to strike out the retail sales .ax, major revenue raising provision of the interim committee's three point tax bill, got under way today in the state senate. Senator George Patterson of Burt made a determined plea for adop- .ion of an amendment which would strike out the retail sales tax and substitute in its place only a license charge on chain stores. Sponsors of the amendment along with Patterson were Senators Beardsley, Callioun and Ritchie. Strike Sales Tux. Their proposal would eliminate entirely the retail sales tax of 2 per cent, calculated to raise 514,500,000 about three-fourths of the total revenue to be produced by the bill :f the interim committee. Should the retail sales tax be stricken there would be left in the bill only the provisions for a. personal net income tax of from 1 to D per cent, calculated to raise upwards of $3,000,000 and a 2 per cent net corporation income estimated to yield $500,000 year. Patterson told the senate that through, propaganda the btjllof had beea. Bpread-that jhe^primary Bur- poselof'taxJrevrsioiisTiouid be "a"reduction of the"tax burden on property. To Equalize Burden. Rather than this the purpose, he said, should be to "equalize the tax burden so that each man pays his fair share and no more." This will bring, incidentally, some lightening of the property tax load, he added. Declaring that the retail sales tax is not based on ability to pay but on "ability to consume," Patterson said the tax .was "manifestly unjust and unfair" and asked the senate to "rule it out." "The retail sales tax provision ·"oes not belong in this bill," he declared, adding that "no one can defend it from the standpoint of justice." Cites Railroad Case.. Citing the case of the railroads, lie said the retail sales tax would have the effect of shifting- a tax load of about 51,000,000 a year from the railroad companies to the shoulders of the wage earners. He pointed out in this connection that the hill provides for a crediting back to the property taxpayers of revenue raised from the new sources and also said that the railroads would not pay much of a re- H i r n s l i l Si\lto, nbcvc, now Japanese minister to the Neth- crlunds, is slated to become the new Japanese ambassador to the tjnit«l Slates, succeeding Ambassador Katsugi Debnchi. Unemployed Show Their Yule Spirit Join in Gift of $2 to Christmas Cheer Cause. Previously reported. . . Welfare Workers' C'o-Op. Association ......... .'i.lHI Junior Mission Bund of Immunucl L u t h e r a n Church ............. ^.00 L'niiamed Friend ...... ".00 F. II. C ................. 50 (..ifuco Evangelical Ladies' Aitl Soviet)- ......... 2.00 City Progressive Club.. 2.00 ifnrte.0 Clark's Class of First M. K. Church.. 10.00 A Workman ........... J-Otl Dougherty Friend ...... 1.00 A. F. H. and F. L. II.. . 1.00 Friend E. K.) ........ Ii.50 Mr. mid Mrs. II. Wnerlh 5.IO Hadnssiih und Sisterhood Jewish Organisation.. S.OO STOVER CHOSEN TOFOURTHTERM Adolph Thanks Governor for Finding Dog for Him Nmv Total S378.G5 Senator Patterson decla (Turn in Pasr. 2, Colnn the Ottumwa Mayor, 2 Commissioners Reply to Charges Challenge -; ^CqnstitutiQnality of "Local Budget Law" of State. OTTUMWA, Dec. 18. /P-- In a lengthy answer, filed an hour before their ouster trial was to start in district court. Mayor Edwin C. Manning and Commissioners W. L. Disbrow and John L. Davies of Ottumwa challenged the constitutionality of the Iowa "local budget law" which they are charged with violating. The law is null and void, the city officials claim, because "it attempts to confer arbitrary power upon the director of the budget" in that it requires the approval of the director to transfer money from one fund of a municipality to another. The answer further charges that the law is unconstitutional "because it is not of u n i f o r m operation, and because the matters attempted to be covered by said sections of the code are legislative in nature and attempt to confer legislative powers upon an executive officer." Reply to Charges. The local city council's formal reply to the state charges of mal- administration, misconduct and cor- ruptiou also offers explanations tor As a token of their gratitude over tlie fact that some of their number long out of employment have witliin the past fortnight received temporary work under the _ CWA, members of the Welfare Workers' Co-operative association chipped in and gave 52 for t h e Christmas Cheer fund.. ."It isn't much," West Liberty Child Born in AutomobiL IOWA CITY, Dec. IS. (.W--Mrs. Harvey Walker, of near West Liberty, gave birth to child in an automobile on the highway east of here after a flat tire on her husband's automobile delayed her trip to the University hospital. Wea IOWA WEATHER Tjnsettled Monday night and Tuesday, possibly ruin or snow in southeast portion, somewhat warmer in southeast and colder In northwest Monday night; much colder Tuesday; moderate cold wave In northwest and extreme north. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning; Maximum Sunday 21 Minimum In Night 10 At 8 A. M. Monday t7 Trace of Snow Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum Saturday 40 Minimum In Night 15 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Friday morning: M a x i m u m Friday 84 Minimum In Night XO CHARGED WITH VARYING AGENDA Brazilian Accused by Cuban Group of Sidetracking Intervention. MONTEVIDEO, Dec. IS. (.T-The Cuban delegation to tlie Pan- American conference today charged Afranio Mello Franco, foreign minister of Brazil and chairman of Ihe international law committee of the conference, with varying the agenda of the conference in order to thwart discussion of a Cuban proposal to outlaw intervention in American nations. The Cuban charge was backed up by delegates from Haiti and together they forced the conference to agree to discuss the anti-intervention proposal f u l l y Tuesday. At the same time they threatened the disqualification of Mello Franco and to seat the international law committee's vice chairman, Angel Alberto Giraudy of Cuba, in his place. A spokesman for the United States said the North American delegation was willing to have the Cuban proposal given a thorough discussion and added that the United States' delegates were unaware that Mello Franco had made any change in the conference agenda, which serves o.q a "calendar" for discussion of conference subjects. | the city acted illegally when money was paid out for advertising the city, for the purchase of gasoline in private automobiles, premiums on bonds for city employes, payment of telephone charges for certain city employes, and payment for im provcments made at tho Ottumwa airport and municipal golf course. The airport is not operated by the city and the golf course, while not owned by the city is under lease to a public recreation concern. Practically all of these payments were made for the best interests ot the city, officials claim. Regarding the telephone fees they assert that the policy followed is a long custom, but that upon objection made in the examiner's report, reimbursement has been made to the city. Wnulil I5o Approved. The officials also state that, had the local delinquent tax sales bee; held according to law, the city would have received money enougl to avoid transfers now claimed Illegal. They also assert that any transfers claimed would have been ap proved by any director of tlie bud get, acting fairly and impartially and that because of the exigencies existing at the time of such trans fers, it was impracticable to at t e m p t to obtain approval by the di rector of the budget. When the answer was filed at 1 p. m. today, the defense attorney? also indicated they would rcques; separate hearings for the three of ficials. Escape With Loot. KIRON, Dec. 18. (/M--Two men escaped with $75 loot amid a haj of bullets after they held up th I. M. Ireland drug store here. Thej overlooked a larger amount 0 money in the safe. y,..:,sjiai, the .woman - ' _ , . . , , . ':'---'- .'wfiolurongfil tlif ' ' contribution to t h e Globe-Gazette office. "But it is our way' of putting our blessing on the cause. We wish we could do more." Here is another challenge to the generous impulse if others far more able to give than his group, many of whom have been vithout income for months. The solicitation is In its final veek, with the chances of success against the project unless those who lave displayed their generosity other years can be appealed to in the remaining six giving days. An itemization of the contribn- :ions last year reveals that of the 51,958.63 raised, about S1.-100 was in cash and the remainder in merchandise. The Knights Templar came through with ?G25. Merchants wishing to contribute iny articles which can be used by VIrs. Mabel Blaise in the administration of this fund will he credited with a monetary equivalent of the goods contributed, of course. For information concernnig this, it would be well to call Mrs. Blaise at No. 1CJ. Dozens of donors have found that a gift to this cause comes back a hundredfold in dividends, folks. If you haven't responded to that generous impulse, now is the time to do so. Help insure against any empty stockings in Mason City next Monday morning! Address or bring your Christmas Cheer contributions" to the Globe- Gazette. 6 DEAD, 13 HURT IN HAVANA RIOTS More Than 110 Spaniards Arrested for Part in Disorders. HAVANA, Dec. 73. I.TI--Havana counted six dead and 13 wounded today in the capital's latest bloodshed and disorders. More than 100 Spaniards were rounded up and taken to old Cubann fortress during the n i g h t , charged with having participated in the outbreaks. While soldiers massed to prevent new violence, preparations were made to receive Jefferson Caffery, President Roosevelt's representative who will pick vip where former Ambassador Sumner Welles left off in efforts to bring a settlement of Cuba's political strife. Shooting broke out yesterday afternoon with the sacking and burntng of the office of the newspaper El Pals. Soldiers did not succeed in restoring a semblance of order u n t i l nearly nightfall. Cerro Gordo Group in Favor of Divorcing Extension Work. The Cerro Goido county Farm Bureau at its annual meeting in the Y. M. C. A. Monday re-elected F. W. Stover president of the fourth consecutive year and went on record in favor of legislation divorcing the Farm Bureau and agricultural extension work. Mr. Stover was elected to head the county organization for another year over his own protest and was also chosen delegate to the federation meeting. Andrew Olson, vice president; ij. A. Mathrc, secretary and Shirley Slanfiekl, treasurer, ivcrc also re-elected. The following township nominees were elected on the board of direc- loi-s: Wayne Walford, Grant; B. H. Myhro, Lincoln; C. A. lOser, Lime Creek; Paul Matzcn, Falls; R.. A. Lmleman, Portland; Henry Johnson, Mason; Ben SkadlHnd, Lake; Elmer Nelson, Clear Lake; Cecil Avis, Union; John Stevenson, Bath; ,T. L. Curran, Owen; James Kooney, Dougherty; Tom Mo rim, Geneseo; Clarance Ulluni, Pleasant Vnlley and Charles Hanson, Grimes. Officers Keport. The meeting which convened shortly before noon included the re- ,ppria_of : . . officers, ..- .County--Agent Maricn' B. Olson, Mrs. A. N. Matzen, home project chairman, and Mrs. W. E. Studyvin, 4-H club chairman. The Rev. William Galbreth of the Olivet M. E. cliuxlcli gave the invocation and led in community singing. Other music included singing by high school students. The county agent's report showed he had devoted the greater part of the t i m e the last three moths to educational work on tlie surplus situation, particularly on the corn and wheat and the last few days on the corn-hog program. The county ageit IIJIK held 204 meetings and demonstrations with a total attendance of 10,000 persons during- the year. This year a total of 120 baby beeves were finished while prospects arc lor an Increased number next year as there have been 198 resquests. On 4-H Work. Work the past yenr has centered on 4-H club work with the belief that among the youth educational activity is most effective. Mrs. Matron's report indicated that home project work had undergone considerable expansion tho past year. The resolution on the Bureau passed by the organization was ns follows : "Whereas the present Farm Aid law places an unjust burden upon the Farm Bureau member in that he is compelled to pay five times as m u c h as the non-member who receives the same service and benefits in the way of information, j u n i o r and a d u l t education and aggregation organization accomplishments, we favor a law that will distribute the cost of this agricultural extension work as equitably as other public projects and that will give to Does Not Need Much More for Happy Christmas. JERSEY CITY, N. J., Dec. IS ( 11 --Adolph Gioia, Jr., 11. needs little more to make his Christmas a happy one. His dog-. Rex, is home again. "I just got my pal Hex back and I want to t h a n k you bc-cmisc you found him," he wrote Gov. A. H a r r y Moore last night after he and Hex hat! been reunited in tho seventh police precinct. "It's the best Cluist mas present I'll ever get and I'll never forget what you did." Governor Moore was hardly less pleased than Adolph. "I told him to bring the dog over to the boy, fix him up and make him happy," lie told the Associated Press, relating « conversation ho hue! held with Captain William ,, Nichol of the state police after Rex, half starved. WHS found yesterday by Mrs. Ruth O'Donnell a t - Dunelleu. For eight days Hex bail been missing since Adolph who is 11 look him to visit his aunt, Mrs. Mary Conti. at Lincoln, a few miles from Dunellcn. Last week Adolph wrote the governor begging for aid. Mrs. O'Donnell, having read of the case, was attracted by a dog she saw yesterday, took it home, identified it through Us license tag and notified tlie state police. ADOI.l'H OIOIA, ,llt. When Ills Dog Was I,»s( (Tuni In a. Column 1] Will Rogers Says-- SANTA MONICA, Cat., Dec. 18.--You sure got to give it to this administration for trying to do something for the clown and out. Over in Phoenix, the other day, I n m , o n to something that I had not read about, but I understand there Is quite a few m southwestern states. It's called a government transient camp. 1 went out to see 'em. There was about 700 men and boys. (Lots of 'em very young) and they kept 'em there and fed 'cm and gave 'em clothes. They received no money, good food, good cots and blankets. All had to work. Lots of 'cm were making wooden toys for the children in Phoenix for Xma.s. A taxpayer can't kick on this money being spent if it's on food. Yours, WILL ROGERS 'OpjrfKlit. l!i:t:i, McNniiKht .Symllrntc! WANT NO CHANGE INMVERY ACT Government Prefers Not to Have Amendments Made by Congress. WASHINGTON. Dee. IS. 1.1'J-- Government officials have decided a f t e r six m o n t h s trial of the industrial recovery act that they would p r e f e r not to reopen it to' amcnd- tnt at the coming session of congress. Unless condition;) then demand it, consequently, they intcn.I to auk no changes. One exception, however, may develop from the desire of Senator Wagner (D-N. Y.) to get dow nin black and white the powers of the national labor board which he heads. Contain Some Inconsistencies. Tlie men who have administered the N1RA do not consider t h e law perfect. They believe it contains some inconsistent and even contradictory previsions, but hope those will not prove of sufficient importance to warrant reopening the entire structure. That, by and large, reflects their satisfaction with the results obtained to date, though it docs not mean that alt codes now in force are considered satisfactory, or t h a t changes may not be .sought in the f u t u r e through the codes themselves. May He. Dropped. Wagner wants the law to insure the workman a really freo chance to elect a representative to bargain with his employer; lie wants the labor board put on a permanent basis with statutory power to settle dispbutes between employe and employer. If it should develop that this can be accomplished by f u r t h e r executive orders, Wagner's plan for legislation may be dropped. But two or more moves from outside tho government are expected for modification of the law, .Some one is almost certain to re- introtlucfi a 30 h o u r work week hill Congressional sympathizers with business are expected to try foi elimination of section 7A, the clause drawn to prohibit coded employers from interfering with the unionization of t h e i r labor. Trouble KvpectailonH Fade. Hugh .S. Johnson, who is going to remain administrator at least until congressional storms are met and dealt w i t h , has warned against both courses. _ Expectations of serious trouble at the outset of the congress were seriously entertained by o f f i c i a l s a few weeks ago, but rightly or wrongly, have, now faded, and there is every indication that the industrial recovery u n i t will seek the help of dominant congressional elements for harmony. Burglar Ix-aves C'nsh. WHEELING, W. Vn., Dec. 18. t,T --A b u r g l a r w i t h a yen for smokes stole 1SOO cigars from a W h e e l i n g Ftogie factory. An open ca.-b box ho ignored. Charles City Man Safety Director for State CWA Appointment of Charles W. McFarland Announced by Mulock. DES MOINES, Dec. IS. (A 1 )-Charles W. McFarland of Charles ;Clty wa-s; appointed today as state safety director of tlie civil works administration. The appointment was made by, E. H. Mulock, civil works administrator, after a conference with Chief Engineer George Keller and department heads. McFarland, formerly employment nanagcr and safety director of the Oliver Farm E q u i p m e n t company at Charles City, has directed safety vork for 17 years. For 10 years hi: .vas associated with tho Wallace Tractor Works at Racine, \Vis. 1C. J. WiilJer, civil works director of Floyd county, who recom- nemlcHl the appointment, appeared vilh t h e new safety director Monday as offices for the new department were being prepared on the fourth rloor of the old federal building. McFarland conferred with Mulock and Keller o u t l i n i n g t h e work of protecting- (iO,000 CWA employes from accidents i,nd arranging to work in conjunction with Hie workmen's compensation net u n d e r which the w o r k m e n arc protected. Directors for t h e safety work in each county will Ijc appointed, Farland said. It is probable' that county officers administrating the compensation lawn now will he named for the safety work, according- to the new director. IGNORES CRITICS CALLING NEW 5 CENT INCREASE Change in Quotation Ls First One Declared Since Dec. 1. WASHINGTON Dec. AS. t. : h--Tin- government, j u m p e d it.s gold price t i $34.06 an ounce today 1'or the firsi upward movement (mice Dec. 3. The 5 cent increase resumed t l i r upward trend begun when si price in $31.36 was f i x e d Oct. 25 at the beginning or President Roosevelt's e i fort intended to boost c-ommodily prices by raising gold values. It also was the first price incrcu.v Mince the disclosure of recent, heavy , gold purchases abroad, estimated ti I have exceeded $35,000,000. j I'liiiiiil Is .Sinmg. I This foreign buying was believed ! to have taken place [luring the time ' tlie domestic price remained stationary. Whether the new increase represented a return of emphasis to the domestic price and a lesseninjr of foreign purchases coud not be learned officially. Bar gold was bringing $32.48 1111 ounce in London today on the basis- of sterling opening at $5.12 M. to the pound. Apparently by coincidence, tlv new gold price increase followed two group statements relating to tlie country's monetary and f i n a n - cial condition. NrookingK Criticism. One was a study by the Brooking institution, holding that the administration's gold purchase plan can not be relied upon to brin- higher price tevels,.It called,.for «, reconsideration of'inonefary 'p in relation -to economic recovery, arguing- that monetary uncertainty "sooner or later leads to a deterioration of government credit." Tho second development wns ;i demand of the National Economy league for a balancing of the budget which would bring- all expenditures, both ordinary and emergency, w i t h in receipts. LINOYS ARRIVE AT CHARLESTON Land at Navy Yard on Their Flight From Miami to New York. CHARLESTON, S. Car.. Dec. IS. ( ' v --Col. and Mrs. Charles A. L i n d - bergh, cnroute from M i a m i to New York, landed at tho Charleston navy yard today at 2:18 p. m. The famous f l y i n g couple was first sighted over Fort M o u l t r i e , and tlien continued n o r t h w a r d , circling the navy yard. W i t h o u t warning t h e colonel then brought the plane to n smooth landing. They did not tie up at tile mooring dock u n t i l 2:15, anil the reason for their stop was not given. CALLS ON US, TO BALANCE BUDGET Economy League Urges Cut in Future Emergency Expenditures. ( NEW YORK, Doc. 18. r.T--A "true" balanced budget, u-iis urged today by the N a t i o n a l Economy league in a petition to Presidciu Roosevelt and congress. The league calls for a reduction of f u t u r e "emergency" expenditures under the recovery program, warning that f u r t h e r increases in the budget will, in its opinion, produce unsound money a n j endanger national solvency. Tlie petition s t a t e d that t i n league Is non-political ami non-pa r - tisan, and that its action should no! be construed as critical of the n a - tional recovery program, except i* the program's costs endanger nn - tional credit. in Seven Lose Lives in Auto Accidents Heavy Chicago Fog CHICAGO, Dec. IS. (.'!)--Seven per.wn.s pcri.sbcd in motor car mishaps d u r i n g .a heavy fog that enveloped Chicago Sunday. The fog wns so dense that airplane traff/o was held up u n t i l late last night. A f t e r the fog had l i f t e d another victim wa.s added to the list when Mrs. Margaret Grace. 63, a wealthy widow and p r o m i n e n t local club woman was killed by n. hit and run c h a u f f e u r , Jnnuss M c K n i g h t , xvho was .surrendered to police by his employer, A r t h u r (',. ;;'ii), 'ieiii of a b a n k . "HOW TO GET AHEAD" Expert advice on h a n d l i n g money is needed by every one, no m a t t e r how small his income. The booklet, "How to C u t Ahead," tells how to make the best uses of money, w h a t to spend, what to save, bow to make your money work for you. Examples are given of budget and a c c o u n t keeping for indivcl- nais and families. By simple Hyst e m a t i c method* of h a n d l i n g money you can get iilicad even on your present income. Everybody wants money, but few know how to handle the money they earn. This 32-page booklet, with budget tables ami account pages has detailed facts anybody can understand. Price, G cents in coin m a i l e d . Mason City fllolw-;«zeUe I n f o r m a t i o n Hureau, Frederic .1. H;iskiii, Director, VrtiNliIiifrton, D. (). I inclose (5 cents In coin f c a r e f u l l y w r a p p e d ) f o r t h o booklet, "How to Get Ahead." Name Street City .'.. State

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