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North Iowa's DAILY PAPER 4r 5^ Edited for the Home - "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL JJOBTH JOWAA'S NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL P1VP. CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE 6EKV1OU MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1933 CONSISTS Ob' TWO SECTION ONE NO. 65 Mark Time on Tariffs Colombia Bilateral Treaty Waits for Ratification. By HERBERT PLUM.MEU. A S H I N G T O N , Dec. 23. (2P) '-That the present a d m i n islration will continue to "mark time" as far as a general tariff policy is concerned is evidenced by recent white house suggestions that prevailing international conditions are not favorable. The negotiated tariff idea had a prominent place in the campaign a r g vi m e n ts of President Roosevelt. More than nine months have elapsed since his inauguration with, little progress made in this direction. A. biateral treaty has been signed with Colombia, but must await ratification by the national legislatures of the two countries before it becomes effective. Repeal of the eighteenth amendment added new impetus to the old policy of "Yankee trading." Clothed as he is, however, with i greater tariff powers than any ever I enjoyed by a president, Mr. Roose- 1 velt as yet has used that authority I in only a few instances. I Little Action So Far. I Under the broad flexible provisions of-the tariff act, the president I has, it seems, been loath to act, even I more so than his republican predecessors. These provisions empower the president to raise or lower any specific jduty by 50 per cent. There has bee£ kittle indication that the tariff commission is doing more than marking time. Importers say the commission has been, flooded with requests for studies , oa ;,varioua ^duties, · , but , il any i any "import;-;; case : they 'have : been } few and minor. When NRA came along, additional powers were granted the president to meet the fears that any ^rise in domestic prices would bring a flood of imports. He did, in effect, lay an embargo against importations which threatened domestic ·-ecovery measures, but no addition- il powers to lower duties were in- luded. Hull's Resolution. Secretary Hull's activity at the 'an-American conference in Monte- -ideo in advancing his tariff reso- ation calling for downward revision s considered significant. At the ame time adhesion of the Latin- Vmerican delegates _to the Hull res- ilution does not imply obligations. Tariff changes, for that matter, ' /are not effected at international (conferences. I President Roosevelt evidently has [this in mind as his reason for seem- jing-ly believing, for the present at I least, that the best method in the direction of world wide reduction in tariff walls lies in the negotiation of bilateral treaties with individual nations. Breeder of Fighting Bulls, PCA Head Dies BOGOTA, Colombia, Dec. 23. /P) --Igncio Sanz de Santaraaria, leading breeder of fighting bulls and president for many years of the Colombian society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, died here today. loo Hot for Santa. .KEOKUK. Dec. 23. (IP)--If this !ceps up Santa Claus will have to .shed his coat. With Christmas just nround the corner the temperature shot up to 63--the highest for Dec. 22 in 58 yenrs. Wea IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Saturday nlglit and Sunday. Colder In the extreme south portions Saturday night. Much colder Sund:»y. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figurea for 21 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Saturday morning: Maximum Friday 38 Mmimum in Night 2S At 8 A. M. Snturday 28 WEEKLY FORECAST I; CHICAGO, Dec. 23. (tV\--Weather Ibutlook for the period Dec. 25 to I'M: For the upper Mississippi and llowcr Missouri valleys: Weather [jraostly fair except precipitation [{period north portion about Tuesday lor Wednesday and again about Saturday; colder Monday, warmer jkTucsdny nnd U r ednesd«y, colder lat- wer part of week. SEARS STORE HEAD THREATENED Young Dutchman to Die for Reichstag Blaze 4 FREED AS CASE COMES TO END Van der Lubbe Takes No Notice as Court Gives Verdict. LEIPZIG, Dec. 23. (A 5 )-- The supreme court ended three months of deliberations today with the verdict that Marinus Van der Lubbe, 24, a brick mason from Holland, must die for setting fire to the reichstag building in Berlin last February. At the same time the court freed four communists whom the 1 state had held to bo responsible with Van der Lubbe. Thus ended one of the most spectacular trials In German history. The communists acquitted were Ernst Torgler, former communist whip in the reichstag, and three Bulgarian refugees, Georgi Dimtt- roff, Blagoi Popoff and Wassil Taneff. ' Takes No Notice. Van der Lubbe did not appear to take any notice of the verdict. Apathetic at the end as in the beginning- of the trial -- a grotesque figure in a hunched over position, with a shock of tousled hair almost touching his knees -- he seemed already dead. If the others defended their lives heroically before the meticulous 'court, the young Hollander gave; his up : .;brayely-.^Hated/ by .communists and * despiied; by' riazis, · rib" one' except his official 'counsel and his mother in far away Leyden had a good word of him. But if Van der Lubbe received no favors, he asked none. He did not shrink from bearing the burden of a crime that was hailed by government leaders as having made Germany safe for naziism -- and he never betrayed his accomplices, if any. Set Fire Alone. Throughout the trial, Van der Lubbe insisted that he set the fire alone and unaided. To the suave communist leader, Torgler, the verdict did not seem to come as a surprise. He glanced affectionately at his wife, who sat in the first row of spectators next to Dimitroff 's mother -- an e l d e r l y woman with a pleasant, wrinkled face and a shawl tied around her head peasant fashion. Dimitroff's sister was there too, an energetic woman like her brother. Dimitroff, the voluble -- who as his own counsel frequently aroused the ire of the court by his remarks -- took the acquittal with a quiet smile. The two other Bulgarians, Taneff and Popoff, grinned happily. Only Fe\v Spectators. Special police precautions, including the calling out of a brigade of storm troops to patrol the streets, proved unnecessary when only a handful of spectators appeared, braving the rain outside the court building. The official wording of the charge on which Van der Lubbe was found guilty was, "high treason in conjunction with an act of insurrectionary incendiarism and an act of simple incendiarism." Court officials announced that Torgler and the Bulgarians would Tnrn to '£, Oliimn 4t SENTENCED TO DEATH 'How Far Yon Little Candle Throws Its Beams!" DOLLFUSS GIVEN CHURCH SUPPORT Enemies Rapped in Letter From Bishops of Austria, VIENNA, Dec. 23. (IP)--The mother church sharply rapped all enemies of Chancellor Engelbert Doli- fus3, left and right, in the full text of an Episcopal letter published throughout the nation in Catholic Austria's newspapers today. In exceptionally outspoken terms, the bishops wained their countrymen to turn their backs on "false doctrines" of popular sovereignty and reject with equal vigor the "racial mania" and "religious errors" of Hitleriam. Futile and Unchristian. "The talk about the sovereignty of the people is not only futile and unchristian, hut in fact is really atheistic," said the letter, which is to be read in all pulpits Sunday. "From popular sovereignty and unbridled freedom, it is only a step to the ruinous errors of communism, socialism and nihilism--those terrible harbingers of death for the bourgeois society." While thus bluntly denouncing the democratic critics of the Dollfuss regime, the bishops reserved their sharpest attack for the nazis. Religions Battle. The struggle against Hitlerism, led in Austria by Dollfuss and his associates, was pictured as a religious battle. Catholics were urged to support the Austrian chancellor. Condemned with particular vigor were the new German sterilization law and nazi anti-Semitism. "God's authority alone," the letter said, "can make one person the administrator over others." Aberdeen Publisher Dies of Heart Attack ABERDEEN, S. Dak.. Dec. 23. OT--James A. Mathews, 52, publisher of the Aberdeen Morning American and Evening News, died suddenly from a heart attack in a local hospital early today. The body will be shipped to Indianapolis, Ind., for burial following short services J AlARINUS .VAN QEIl i,UBBi; in Aberdeen Sunday. Two Algona Men Held in Liquor Theft Emmetsburg Probe in Hijacking Case Continues. EMMETSBURG, Dec. 23.--After a 40 hour search, Sheriff Bert Montgomery and Deputy Harvey Sprout arrested Harold Sparrow, 26, and Delmar McFadden, 24, both of Al- gonn, in connection with the hijacking of 23 gallons of alcohol and the theft of 515 from the Dan Sibrel farm, four miles southwest of Emmetsburg early Wednesday, when Sibrel's housekeeper, Jewel Afc- Pherson, three Sibrel children and an elderly man on the farm were taken for a ride following the robbery, later being released near Curlew. The Palo Alto county officials lay in wait for the Algona suspects all Wednesday and Thursday nights, finally finding them near Algona yesterday. They were brought to Emmetsburg later in the day and lodged in jail here. The men were suspected, after the McPherson woman gave officers a partial description of some of the abductors. Five armed men in two sedans were implicated in the hijacking- and abduction. Officers believe that Sibrel, who is in Minnesota, was expected to return with a load of booze Wednesday and that rival bootleggers were involved in the robbery. Sibrel has been in the limelight here for several years for violation of liquor laws. He has been arrested three times on liquor nuisance charges and was once sentenced for manslaughter in connection with a poison liquor death, but was later paroled. He is awaiting trial now for maintaining a liquor nuisance, following a raid by federal prohibition officers last July. His housekeeper wag arrested and fined $125 and costs last month after pleading guilty to illegal transportation charges. About two weeks ago, officers were called to the Sibrel farm to quell a disturbance after a shot had been fired through a door by unknown assail' aiits. TWO SAY THEY WERE FRAMED Americans Are Questioned in Spy Investigation at Paris. PARIS, Dec. 23. (/Pi--Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gordon Switz, Americans held by French police on espionage charges, flatly declared themselves victims of a police "frameup" when they were examined by a magistrate today. Switz was examined by the magistrate over a period of four hours before hi.9 wife was brought to the judge's chambers. At the close of the examination Switz appeared to be on the verge of exhaustion. Switz, looking extremely young despite a three days' growth of beard, was taken to the Judge's chambers by two gendarmes. His 22 year old wife, the former Marjorin Tlllcy of New York, arrived in a patrol wagon from th- women's prison where she has been held for the last few days. The legal counsel for all the ten suspects under arrest were present as the examining magistrate began his work. O'Duffy Accused of Inciting to Murder DUBLIN, Irish Free State, Dec. 23. jT)--General Eoin O'Duffy, co- leader of the united Ireland party, today was summoned to appear before a military tribunal on a charge of inciting to murder President Earn on De Valera. The blue sliirted O'Duffy was released from jail only two days ago after a judge ruled that he and a follower, Capt. John Sullivan, had been illegally detained for the five days of their imprisonment after a clash with police at Westport, Mayo. Burglars Break Into Store at Sioux City SIOUX CITY, Dec. 23. UP)--Burglars early today broke into the Baron department store through a skylight, opened the safe and took $625 in cash. It was the second time in two years that the store's safe was robbed. On the previous occa- ._ 1 sion the robbera took $1,000 la cash, I under a similar plan. POPE PIUS SAYS PRAYER NEEDED TO SAVE WORLD C r i t i c i z e s Sterilization Program Inaugurated by Germany. VATICAN CITY Dec. 23. (.Tl Pope Pius today told a world entering the Christmas season that prayer is necessary in the present international situation. That is the word of the church, said his holiness, in this moment "so" filled with contrasts--negotiations, and refusals to negotiate-conflicts and contradictious." He said all other advice derived today from humrm foresight, precautions, efforts at negotiations, and even generosity "seems to us to be really unfounded." Annual Message Brief, j The pope's annual Christmas ad-1 dress, made before the college of cardinals and the Roman prelates, was brief. "Prayers, prayers, prayers," arc needed, In world affairs, he said and "money, money, .money is needed to wage war." Severely criticizing the .sterilization program of Germany, the pope said the inconsistency of such practices in tile light of religious teachings was clearly set forth in a papal decree of 1931 and in the encyclical "castit. cpmmbiU', s , ... '· TJecIarlng^'thlit the ""international situation is bound up "with uncertainties and distrust by the clashing interests of fruitless negotiations," the pope said the best comment ho could offer is, "nobody knows" what the outcome will be. Talk With Churchmen. Those who had been expecting a longr, analytical pontifical address on this occasion v.'ore to be disappointed, he added, saying that the situation did not warrant a more tlmn im intimate talk with the churchmen. This .year, from a religious viewpoint, has been one of religious redemption with "work in many souls and over a vast scale." There are many other things "that we feel in our heart, but cannot say," he cor tinned. Peace anil Concord. "All those who wish for the welfare, peace and concord of the world and the general good of the whole Christian family," said Pope Pius, "but who are in the snme situation as we are, namely, obliged to judge events by that which is done or bettor said, that which is not: done, for all those our word is this: "They must, firstly, pray, secondly pray, and thirdly continue to pray. We invite them all to pray and persist in their prayers," Mankind until now, said his holiness, has "talked too much and too uselessly." The pope appeared In excellent health. Garbed in white, he was escorted to the consistory hall by tho high members of the court. In Full U«ffiilln. The sacred college, in f u l l regalia, and the officials of the Vatican city were assembled there expressly for tlic traditional ceremony of wishing him "multos annos"-- many years of lifo. Cardinal Picrnatclli, HIP dean of the sacred college, sponking on be- h n l f of them ail declared that the holy year, thus far, has been "a magnificent successs." He praised the great "generosity and activity" characterized by the pope's participation in the year's special ceremonies. He was followed directly by Pope Pius, who distinctly surpi-is'ed his hearers by the brevity of his speech. Three Iowa Banks Get Release From Senate File 1 I 1 DKS MOIXES, Dec. 23. l.-Vi--D. \V. Bates, state superintendent of banking, today announced the release of three banks from the restrictions of senate file 111. The Goldficld State Bank and Trust company of Goldfield, was released unconditionally without depositors' agreement, while the Mon- damln Savings bank of Mondamin. Iowa, wan released to go under a depositor's agreement, and the Mo- Clell.ind Savings bank of JfcG'lel-1 land, Towa. was released to c o n t i n u e Cheer Fund to Be Closed Monday A. M. Last Minute Gifts of Toys and Clothing to Swell Total. Previously reported $842.21. I. L. Raymond 1.00 II. S LOO llummh Larson, Austin, Minn 1.00 P. G. and K. employes. 27.55 AVii-tan-yu club, G quilts 15.0!) Grandma .50 Lyons Inundry untl Dry Cleaning 1 employes . . .1.01) Rockwell Friend 1.00 It. V. McC 3.00 "To Adi! a Bit JMoro C'hecr" 1.00 Welfare Workers' Auxiliary 2.00 D. W. M 5.011 K-EG juiil KHL .... 2.00 --U-- 5.1)0 A Friond I.Ott .Inc and Vi .50 Thompson Friend 5.DO Central School Children 4.50 Central School P. T. A. JJ.oO Steve; Kowney and Minn Wlnaiui Mrooks 1.00 Left Hniiel 1.00 Intermediate l c l i q u e of Gritee Evangelical Cli. 1.00 l)t-nisiu Club Duni-fl . . . 25.SO Glubu-Gnzcttc employes BO.OO New Total $1)8-1.20 With only one more day in which to contribute--the fund is scheduled to close at 10 .o'clock · Christmas, -forenoon--the total in the Christmas Cheer Fiind stood at .a little less than half of what was sought. ; Some generous gifts from groups and individuals were expected, . h o w e v e r , ami Mrs. Blaise was planning to augment her fund with some left- o v e r Christmas goods f r o m a n u m b e r of Mason City stores. A call to her office will bring a collector o f these toys, foodstuffs, c l o t h e s and o t h e r articles and 11 proper credit in the final list of donors to the cause, it was announced. The rush of Christmas business; m the sloven and the conflict with numerous other holiday activities previously s c h e d u l e d militated against the size of the crowd at both benefit dances Friday night. No report had been made on the armory affair but the Denisoii club's oldtime dance, with the Lloyd Wells orchestra donating its services, poured ^25.E50 into the Christmas Cheer stocking. To He Married at Dunce. A n o t h e r dollar came from Steve Kowney and .Miss Wonoiia Brooks, who are to be married Christmas night at a public wedding in connection with a dance at the Denison clubhouse. As in former years, employes of the P. G. and E. displayed their generosity with it gift received at just the right time lo push tlie total over the .?000 mark. Workers in the various departments of the Globe-Gazettt! office (Turn to I'aRe 2. Ciilnniit 7 ASKED FOR $30,000 LETTER ORDERS ROSENWALD TO DELIVER$30,I Police Detain Man for Questioning in Plot of Extortion. PHILADELPHIA. Dec. '23. (.-V, Lessing J. RosenwaUl, millionaire chairman of the board of SeUrs. Roebuck and company, said today he had been threatened by a mail who demanded $30,000. It was the second extortion plot against Uiu wealthy philanthropist in recent, months. Police detained a man for questioning i n the case but declined to ive any details. At his home after a conference at city hall with detectives. Rosenwald said today he received a letter demanding the money about 10 days ago. Letter Dcnmnils Money. "It demanded money and'threat- ened me if I refused to deliver it," Rosenwald added. "He (the writer) told me to leave it at Olney avenue and American street where this fellow was arrested." Stating several other letters weiv received with instructions as to where the money should be placed and the denominations desired. RosenwaUl said they were evidently the work of an amateur. "However, they were very vag\n- as to the type of injury which would be inflicted if I failed to pay," RosenwaUl said. "The letters were so apparentlv the work of an amateur that t can't say I worried a great deal ubout them..They had all the-ear- 1 marks of a brain'storm :"·' Bookkeeper Arrested. Last April Roscnwald received similar letters and his co-operation with police in the case resulted in the arrest of Charles Weil, 29 year old bookkeeper, who had demanded 5100,000. Weil was captured in a eip;ir store telephone booth while talking to Rosenwald. He pleaded g u i l t y and was sentenced to seven and a. half years in the penitenliary. Police said the man under arrest is William Schulfcze, 31, of this city. He was arrested near the spot, designated In the letters at which the money was to le left. Police Said he was charged with threats to do bodily harm and extortion. After his arrest, SchulUe, who is married, was questioned at detective licndquaters for a short time and later taken to an unannounced place. Avalanche of Snow Covers Up Houses SANTANDER, Spain, Dec. 23. I.TI --An avalanche of snow rolled down from the mountains today atul buried cattle and several housed near the town of Aniezo. The .iva- lanche halted on the outskirts ol' the village, but the terrific thunder accompanying its crushing slicd- alarmed the towhfolk. Pan-Amencan Parley Will Adjourn Dec. 26 MONTEVIDEO. Dec. 23. (O,--Th,lenders of the seventh Pan-American conference, which has been in session since Dec. 4, agreed today to adjourn the parley Dec. 26. KOSENWAUI "FISH AND SEAFOODS" Down through the ages, the 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 tiie American f a m i l y diet. Fish, properly selected, prepared nnd served is a delicious article of diet, healthful and nourishing, as well as helpful in varying the regular household meals. Hero i.s a booklet telling about economical selection of fish and good cooking. Use coupon. Mason C i t y Glohe-fiar.etto Information Burrnii, I'Yedcrlc ·!. ilnskln, Director, Washington, D. C. f inclose 6 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet, '"Fiah and Seafoods." Name Street City State . . . .1

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