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/Vorf/i Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home " 'THE NEWSPAPEll THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEUGHBOKS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CJTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1933 11US PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE Make Plans for Session Democratic Leaders Hope to Speed Up Congress. By HERBERT PLUMMER. A S H I N G T O N , Dec. 21. OP)-Democratic leaders of both senate and house are carefully lay- teg plans, apparently, to speed up machinery in the coming session so that it may be brought to a close as quickly as possible. Not in many years has there been such a display of pre-session activity on capitol hill as at present. Subcommittees have been working- steadily on the big supply bills with indications that by the start of the session congress will be able almost immediately to begin consideration of these measures- One of the big appropriation bills -- that for independent offices -virtually has been completed except for provisions continuing the 15 per cent pay cut for ' federal employes. Scattered in various places on the hill, committees are whipping into shape supply measures for the state, justice, commerce, labor and navy departments, as well ag for post office and treasury. Others ate scheduled to begin work later in the month. To Push Supply Bills. It seems assured, therefore, that the necessary appropriation bills will be in the hands of the house at the start and that they will be kept before the representatives until final disposition. Members will be given opportunity to say, what they want, as often as they -wish, while the supply bills are up for consideration. The familiar practice in the house of what Jack Garner used tp describe as "lettTn g of r steam" will be permlt- tedJfs«55^Ov^S^ ; '^': T -^'~~^": : ~ t . : are.'out TM6f \ :.t h'a-.way, : . the : democratic leaders will be! aole to proceed more freely. It 'la-', zntirely possible, with the tremendous majority they enjoy, that they may maneuver the session to an early close. Predict Brief Session. Joe Robinson, democratic leader oC the senate, believes the session n-obibly can be concluded by early ipring-. Speaker Rainey is more ex)licit. He thinks it will be possible 0 adjourn by April 15, certainly not ater than May 1. What both hope to avoid is a ses- ion dragging into the summer nonths, a delay which would open 1 forum for political debates. Nothing, it is agreed, would jlease the republicans more than to nave something like that happen. As members of the minority party, it is not unlikely that they will seek ! every possible opportunity to build [up issues and make material for the J1934 congressional elections. The statcgy of Rainey and the democratic leaders in the house would seem to indicate they arc keeping 1 this in mind and are preparing for such an eventuality. I Seven Lives Lost as | British Trawler and Swedish Ship Collide HULL, England, Dec. 21. (.Ti -Seven lives were lost today when the Trawler Kurd collided with and sank the Swedish steamer Castor off Flamborougb. head in a dense fog. : The Trawler rescued the captain and fivo members of the crew of the Castor and brought them here. The Swedish ship went to the bottom within two minutes after the collision. A stewardess was among those lost. NO. 63 FIGHT ON SALES LEVY RENEWED France Sees^Germany's Hand^^hJndTSjjy Ring TWO AMERICANS I SINCLAIR LEWIS QUITS BANQUET MERCHANTS ^K^ud Rasm^en. Danish RFC Gold Price Held Same for Fourth Day -WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. (/B-.The RFC's offer for newly mined .domestic gold was reset today at ;! $34.06 an ounce for the fourth con- Ijsecutlve day. Wea ! IOWA WEATHER 1 Somewhat unsettled, colder ' in extreme- svest porton late , Thursday night; Friday gcner- | ally fair, colder In central and | west portion. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for I hour period ending at 8 o'clock (uirsday morning: M i i v l m u m Wednesday 48 'Inlmiim in Nlghl I I ,8 A, M. Thursday 11 TWO AMERICANS MAY HAVE BEEN LEADERS' TOOLS To Be Deported Unless Further Evidence Is Uncovered. PARIS, Dec. 21. t/PJ--Shadows 0£ Germany's reputedly master spy system were seen by police today behind the operations of a mysterious band of 40 spies in whose alleged network two Americans were caught. With 10 persons under arrest and the investigation broadening outside the borders of France, fears were expressed by authorities that highly valuable documents containing French military secrets already had left the country. Threads of evidence leading to Berlin were declared to have been indicated in the huge mass of confiscated documents studied by the investigating magistrate. Communist Documents. The discovery of communist doc- i; -ents among the many papers and books seized caused police to believe at first that soviet espionage was involved chiefly, but as the investigation sped forward today officials conjectured it might have been part of the plan to allow such documents to be found. With these developments, police also, said t tliey / tho.ught Mr. and Mrs; Hobert' Switz'.'-listed as' n'avi Ing,;iived-formerly,:in New. York and , New · Jersey;: 'nilgiit possibly have been.mcrely tools in the hands of the real leaders of the espionage syndicate who escaped abroad. Prepared for Flight Police explained that the young Americans were taken in custody after they had been found in pos- sion of large sums of money and with their baggage packed, leading investigators to believe they were prepared for flight after having spirited the most important military secrets across the frontier. The Switzes and other foreigners probably would be deported, officials said unless serious evidence was uncovered against them. Meanwhile, today, it was indicated that the United States government would investigate the case of Mr. and Mrs. Switz. Soviet Angle Studied. The soviet angle of the investi- jation was not dropped, however, as two distinct cases of espionage Minting in that direction were said ·y Police Commissary Mondanelle to have been uncovered by the French counter espionage service. Mme. Stahl and Martin were detailed by a "foreign power" to reorganize its espionage service in Finland, Mondanelle asserted, while "the others now in prson all were commissioned to watch over the military organisation in eastern and southeastern France." The police said their inquiry indicated the alleged espionage organization had a German connection. It was expected Switz would be asked to explain a trip he was reported to have made to Germany recently. ASSEMBLY FIXES TIME OF RECESS House Agrees to Senate's Resolution to Return on Wednesday. DES MOINES, Dec. 21. (.T) The Iowa house of representatives today concurred in the senate resolution to adjourn tomorrow and return at 11 a. m. next Wednesday. In adopting this resolution, which was engineered by Representative McE'arlane of Black Hawk, the members voted down 30 to 64 a resolution by Representative Swift of Dubuque for adjournment from tomorrow until 11 a. m. Tuesday. The resolution caused a spirited debate for a few minutes, but the temper of the house was to get as much vacation aa possible, in view of the fact that several members pointed out they would have to leave home on Christmas day to return here Tuesday. Representative Donlon told the members he would vote against the extra day vacation and declared he thought the house should work until Saturday noon and return Tuesday. I Peeved because he was being photographed at a New York dinner observing the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Alfred Nobel, founOer..ot tno.Nobel awards,- Sinclair Lewis.(left) left tho bumjuet hall -tap "several minutes. HR in nhnwn TOifH-W.rA-'«ii.'*»w -x^At^i ,:.»^^;«TMr -m-^.- KiwanisAdds $23 Donation to Yule Fund Total Now Past $600; Two Dances Will Spread Cheer. "Previously reported Kiwanls Club T. A. E. Club J. A. Handel From it Friend Novel Club D. \V. Out of Town Friend St. James Pluy .. .. R. W. G B. B. G at. j. G .?539.10 . 28.00 3.35 5.00 10.00 3.00 5.00 5.00 J.09 2.08 3.00 3.00 ,' Total $601.35 Always up among the leaders in matters pertaining to civic advancement or community welfare, the Kiwanis club Thursday noon by voluntary gift added $23 to the Christmas Cheer Fund total and pushed it over the $600 mark. A check on past campaigns reveals that the amount of donations actually handled through the Globe- Gazette has never exceeded t h e present amount .^^ -- at a correspond- ]»] ing stage in the ··I solicitation. · ,£1,5 oo ° ivcn a break · ' through l a r g e · subscriptions as · $f 000 in Previous years, · r the goal set for ^m t h e campaign B %i R n n may yet be attained. There Is still a fighting hope if every Good Fellow in t h e community does his or her part. Friday night will bring a contribution to the cause of Community Tieer through the medium of two dances, one, a modern dance, at the armory under the sponsorship of the Junior division of the Chamber of iommerce and the other an oldtime lance at the Denison club on Fourth street southwest (north ilcar Lake road) sponsored by the Denison club. AH for Christmas Cheer. All receipts at the Denison dance will be poured into this Christmas Iheer Fund while the proceeds from :he junior chamber's dance will be nvestcd in the community Christmas party, including the special ighting and the candy to be distributed Saturday. Craven's 10 piece band from Des s soo -- ^ (Turn to rate t. Column STATE RESTS IN MANNING TRIAL Attorney General Ordered Checkers to "Go as Far as You Like." By THOMAS F. HAWKINS (AMiirlntnil JYeM stall IVrltrr) OTTUMWA, Dec. 21. OP;--Testimony in the .slate's ouster trial against Mayor Edwin C. Manning revealed today that Attorney General Ed L. O'Connor ordered state checkers to "go as far as you like" m developing evidence for the case. The state rested shortly before noon today. Upon agreement of attorneys that evidence in the Manning case shall apply also to pending trials of City Commissioners William Disbrow and John Davies presiding Judge A. O. Wakefield adjourned court until next Wednesday. J, S. JfcCord, checker from the state auditor's o f f i c e who assisted Checker E. H. Kooser in examining the city's books, testified to the attorney general's order in cross examination by Defense Attornev Merrill C. Gilmore. Second Examination. "The attorney general told you to go as far as you liked in obtaining evidence, didn't he?" Gilmore asked. McCord replied that the auditor's office told him that the attorney general had so ordered. McCord assisted Kooser in the regular aud- (Tnrn In r«ce 4. Column 2) MERCHANTS GO TO COURT, FACE FORGERSUSPECT Alleged Check Artist Is Accused of "Buying" Over $100 Worth. A number of Mason City nier- chants were in police coure Thursday to identify Jack Dieterle. alleged forger, who, it was charged, had made a wholesale practice of writing checks on his brother-in- law in Mason City. Dieterle had collected more than S100 worth of merchandise and had written checks in some of the leading stores in town. He was arrested about 8 o'clock Wednesday evening at Gildner Brothers' clothing store by Max Studer, deputy sheriff, and officer E. H. Linnenkamp O f the police department. Bond at Sl.OOO Thursday morning Dieterle waived to the grand jury before John C. Shipley, police judge, on a charge of forgery. His bond was fixed at ?1.000. Dieterle remained as blase as when first arrested. Operations of the alleged check artist began last September bvit local authorities were unable to identify, the .man until his recent exploitation of local stores Wednesday. All checks were signed with a signature resembling: that of, Alex Will Rogers Says-- BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., Dec. 21.--That Mussolini is a "darb." Yesterday he interviewed 92 mothers with a gross total of 1,288 children, which divides out to about 14 head per each. While our great slogan for the perpetuation of civilization was "a car in every garage," Mussolini's was "a baby in every arm, and more if you can carry 'em." He knows no nation ever become great on garages. You can't win a. war in a Ford sedan or repel an invasion in a Chevrolet coupe. These other dictators think they are doing some "dictating" when they announce a budget quota. But when yovi are really in the dictating business, that makes these other dictators look like amateurs. Yours. WILL ROGERS r«|irichl, 1933. MrNaniht Syndicate) employed: at' .tie"DeckeF;''. "packing plant, and who has a checking'ac- count In a local 'bank. The last check in evidence was written at the Gildner store for ?23.97, for which he received mei-- chandise, consisting of two .shirts, a pair of gloves, four pairs of women's hose, three pairs of men's socks, six handkerchiefs, a scarf and two suits of underwear. He also purchased two pairs of shoes at the Stevens Shoe company and issued a check for J14.HO, and purchased two scarfs and two caps at Tony Knapp's store on North Federal for which he Issued a cheek of 53. All merchandise obtained through Dieterle's latest operations was recovered with the exception of one acarf. Worked in October. I In October the alleged forger obtained merchandise and cash from checks issued to several merchants. He obtained a watch and cash at J. H. Lepper's jewelry store in exchange for a $35 check; merchandise and cash at the William Lamer clothing store, for a $40.40 check; cashed a 517 check at the Block Coal company and issued at $32.95 check at the Abel Son store. Dieterle formerly worked at the Decker packing plant and retained his Decker working badge. He displayed this wherever he wrote a check and went under the name of Alex Romig, whom merchants assured themselves was all right by checking with the bank. Merchants were warned about accepting cheeks from third persons presenting them in a statement Issued at the headquarters of the Retail Merchants association Thursday. "Ninety-nine per cent of the bad checks are presented by a third party," the statement said. "If questionable checks are presented the intimation on the part of the operator of the store that he will telephone to verify the check will Immediately fade one who has a phony instrument." Knud Rasmussen, Danish Explorer in Arctic, Dies Long Illness Caused by Food Poisoning on Expedition. COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 21. (.T--Dr. Kuud Rasmussen, Danish Arctic explorer, died here today after a long illness brought on by food poisoning contracted on his last expedition to Greenland. He was 54 years old. Dr. Rasmussen was seriously ill when he was brought home Nov. 3. He was removed from the ship to his residence in an ambulance. It was said at that time that only a transfusion aboard ship bad saved his life. Dr. Rasmusseu was born at Jakobshavn, Greenland, J u n e 7, 1879. His ancestors on the maternal side were Eskimos. Visit to EsItimoH. After making his first expedition to Greenland in 1902, he visited all of the known Eskimo tribes between 1905 and 1924, studying their customs. Later, he announced he had ascertained that the Eskimos originally vere Indians who had wandered east and west from the coast. Last year, the explorer was at the head of nn expedition which surveyed 12,500 miles of Greenland's southeast coast. Blood Clot Cause. He was awarded one of the few life memberships of the American Geographical society in 1H2B. The immediate cause of the famous explorer's death wns a blood clot which stopped his heart after Iie-had-appeared well on the-road'to recovery from ah--attack of botu Ham. Only four da3'g ago Rasmussen lying In a hospital bed, hud chattel happily with friends over the promise of his doctors to let him spend his Christmas at home. KNUU KASMUSSKN THREE TRAINS TO HAVANAWRECKED Unidentified Persons Derail Cars; At Least Three Lives Lost. HAVANA, Dec. 21. (/TV--Three trains coming into Havana with supporters lor the government demonstration today against the Platt amendment were wrecked by unidentified persons with at least two deaths and several injured. Passenger train No. 2 was derailed near A guitar with the death of a trainman. A wrecking- train sent from Sagua also was derailed near Caacajal. Passenger train No. 1 was derailed near Aguica with the dentil of the fireman, and with several other trainmen injured. Plan Subsistence Homestead Close to Cedar Rapids Civic, Rural Leaders Are Consulted on $100,000 Experiment. CEDAR RAPIDS, Dec. 21. (.T)~ Establishment of a $100,000 subsistence homestead for Iowa in the vicinity of Cedar Rapids was under consideration here today following the visit of Dr. Ray Wakeiey of the department of economics and sociology of Iowa State college and oC Prof. Paul Taff, assistant director of the Ames extension service. They consulted civic and rural leaders and representatives of labor and welfare organizations regarding- the advisability of establishing such a homestead on an experimental and investigations! basis. A r t h u r Foe, president of the chamber of commerce, will call a conference of representatives of the groups affected for some day next week. A subsistence homestead is a community acreage for Industrial workers on which a group of families lives, each with an adequate home located on or near a garden tract of s u f f i c i e n t size to insure a food supply, Dr. Wnkeley explained. The two A m e s men are members of a committee appointfidy by Dean H. H. Kilden of Iowa State college at the request of the committee on land utilization and the department of interior. Each tract would be two or three acres. It is not a production scheme to compel- with agriculture, the Iowa State men said. The unit would be one OB the national system authorized by the last congress which appropriated $25,000,000 for the project. Greece to Make No Further Extension of Time for Insull ATHENS, Dec. 21 (/P--The Greek government decided today that Samuel Insull, Sr., former Chicago utilities operator, must leave Greece Jan. 31. The alien department was serving him today with a written notice that the government will make r\o further extension of In- wll's permit to remain in this country from which the United States seeks to extradite him. HOUSE TO TAKE UP LIQUOR ACTS Adopts Motion to Begin Its Studies Friday ; Two Plans Offered. DES MOINES, Dec. 21. (A 1 )-- The house tomorrow will take up the study of liquor control bills In a ' -the whole. This decision was made today 'upon motion of Reprcaentatlvo Pabrltz of Wapello, chairman of the liquor control committee. The members Had before them today the liquor control bill submitted the committee last week, providing for state monopoly in the m a n u f a c t u r e and sale of wines and hard liquors. FabritK explained that by tomorrow it was hoped to have a second bill ready for consideration, which would provide for private sale under state control. He said this was the only f u n d a m e n t a l difference between the two bills. No Bill Ueeoniwcnded. Fabi-ilx further stated t h n t consideration of the bills by the house as a committee oC the whole was wanted to ascertain the thnught o£ the members on this subject, and pointed out that no bill had yet been recommended for passage. The house committee has made several changes in the monopoly bill as first submitted. Instead of having a control commission of five members at $3,000 annually, provision is made for nine members, one from each congressional district, at wages of 510 a day and limited to 150 days a years. The committee also struck from the bill the local option section and irovided that the commission instead of the county clerk would Issue the ?1 individual permit. Strike Local Option. By striking the local option provision, it wns further provided that all of the state's prohibition laws would be repealed, the committee explained. It was pointed out that :he state as a whole voted for re- eal of the eighteenth amendment ast June, a fact which motivated :he committee to strike local option "rom the bill as presented. This will result in a f i g h t on the loor, it is predicted, a,s a n u m b e r of .he members come from counties which registered a majority against -epeal. The committee also decided f i n a l l y to strike the provision which \vould permit vineyardists to sell their own vines. Instead they may now 'only make them for their own consumption. The senate committee is understood to be favorable to allow- n g S*"ape growers to sell wines at retail and probably will insist on re- .ention of this right. Kepeals Present IJLWS. The private ownership bill being submitted by the committee for consideration repeals all of the exist- nff prohibition laws, and sets forth hat no wines or liquors should be sold in the stale except tinder state icense and strict state regulation. The bill creates an Iowa liquor lispensary board of one member rom each congressional district, named by the governor and ap- iroved by the senate. Terms would )e for f o u r years and payment $10 a day with a m a x i m u m of S600 for he year. Provision is made for an Administrator at n m a x i m u m salary if $7,500 annually. The bosrd would have general upcrvlsion over m a n u f a c t u r e and .(Itim tu I'aic l t Column i^ URGE SENATE TO USE CLASSIFIED TAX SUBSTITUTE House Argues Ways o{ Admission to State Hospital. DES MOINES, Dec. 21. {.-'·*--TK. senate today pushed ahead with its tax revision debate as the hout.v took under consideration a proposed plan for admission of indigent patients to the University of Iowa hospitals. In another major test in the upper brunch a measure sponsored by six members would eliminate the proposed flat 2 per cent retail sales tax and substitute in its place ii classified transactions tax of varying rates. Meanwhile, the house decided to convene tomorrow in committee or tiie whole to taki- up the study or liquor control bills. Amendment Defeated, The house fought a n morning- over the Schroeder-Dreessen amendment to the Millhone-Speidel bi\] regarding the method of admitting patients to the University of lowii hospital. The amendment which would have allowed counties to pay only for the cost of their indigent patients was defeated 23 to 7-1. At present each, county pays a certain amount of taxes for the upkeep of the institution and Representative Schroeder of Carroll contended there were 57 counties whose taxes for this purpose exceeded the cost for treatment of their patients. The MllUione-Speldel bill provided' that for a mjbtaJrtaiTwfcere patients would to apportioned'In" relation of the county's population to that of the state. It also allows a 10 per cent Jeeway over t h a t fi"- ure, reduces the physician's examining; fee from 55 to ?3 and attendants' wages from .J3 to ,?2 a day. Favors Quota 1'Ian. Speaking; against the Sclirocdcr- Drcessen amendment. Representative Millhone of Page declared theiv were two purposes for which the hospital was founded--to provide clinical material for the medical school and care for indigcnts. He contender) the quota plan would correct the evil to which Schroeder referred. He was supported by Representatives Mercer of Johnson, Gal- higher of Iowa and Johnson of Linn. Speaking for the amendment. Representative Jensen of Audubon declared it the fairest and squarest plan and declared the quota plan inured to the benefit of the people living near the hospital. Resolution Not Discussed. The house failed to bring up for discussion the Brady resolution adopted in a committee of the whole yesterday and providing- for further investigation of the purchase of thr Guthrie county gravel pit by the- highway commision and of bids for cement purposes. The investigation would be conducted by the attorney general and a committee. Proponents of the gross inconu: tax theoi-y supported the senate ta.v amendmcnt which was sponsored by Senators Tripp, Hicklin, Stevens Nelson, Hustcd and Harrington. Their amendment followed sonn of the provisions of the gross income tax bill which the senate has considered and also was along the. lines of the classified transaction.' 'Turn to I'liufi I. Column H) "FISH AND SEAFOODS" Down through the ages, tlic epicure has extolled the virtues of fish as a savory and delectable; dish. Yet fish, because of a mistaken knowledge of its real food value, composes a small per cent of the American family diet. Fish, properly selected, prepared and served is a delicious article of diet, h e a l t h f u l and nourishing, as well as helpful in varying the regular household meals. Here is a booklet telling about economical selection of fish and good cooking. Use coupon. MnNon City Glohe-Gny.ctto I n f o r m a t i o n Burrtiii, Frederic ,1. HiiRhln, Director, U'liHliington, D. C. t inclose 6 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet. '"Fish and Seafooils." Name Street City . Stale .

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