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December 23, 1933

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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GA'ZETTE DECEMBER 23 1933 SOLONSATHOME OVER WEEK-END Sound Out Sentiment Upon Liquor Control and Tax Revision. DES MO1NES, Dec. 23. (.·!'-- Members of Iowa's general as sembly, in their homes today for thi Christmas recess, were sounding ou sentiment on the two controversia questions of tax revision and liquor control. Returning to their desks next Wednesday, the assembly will step promptly into the battle on thesi two subjects, under present plans and the views of the "home folks' undoubtedly will have an impoi'tan bearing on the outcome. Still Before Senate. The tax revision problem still wil be before the senate, which already has spent nine days of committee of the whole work on the question while the procedure for taking up the liquor control bills in the housi still is indefinite. Liquor control matters receivec their first general airing yesterda; in the house, sitting in committee of the whole, and a movement has been launched to have the house liq uor committee draft a measure for prompt consideration. The short working week will af ford little opportunity for final act ion. by either house on the respec tive problem with which it is wrest ling, however, and they probably will go over into next year. Seek Another Holiday. · Some members of the senate are planning 1 to introduce a resolution for a brief New Year's holiday, sug gesting that the assembly adjourn next Friday, Dec. 29, and return to w v ork on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Th senate and house chambers were virtually deserted today, mos of the members leaving for their . homes promptly after the two houses adjourned at noon yester day. In connection with the liquor control problem, it was indicated today that the house commitee favored reporting for passage the administration bill carrying its provision for state monopoly of sale but amended to eliminate the local option feature, PUNISHMENT OF CHILDREN TOLD Teacher in School for Blind Babies Says Matron Was Cruel. SUMMIT,'' N. J., Dec. 23. Miss Edna H. Ennis, teacher in charge of the school at the Arthur Sunshine home and kindergarten for blind babies, stated at the opening today of the public inquiry into allegations of cruel disciplinary measures on the part of the superintendent, that she had seen chil- . dren with their hands tied, and had heard the matron tell a child his throat was cut after she had drawn the blunt edge oE a knife across It. Misa Ennis related the story to an unofficial board headed by William J. Ellis, state commissioner of institutions and agencies. She said the children were "ner vous" as the result of the type of punishment inflicted by the superintendent, Mrs. Gladys Kraeuter She said she thought Mrs. Kraeuter ..did not mean to be "cruel" but that the superintendent lacked the "righl background o£ knowledge." Everything else in the home, she . said, was "perfectly all right--the food Is good and the home is very clean." Real Estate Transfers Stevens, Elsa J., and Stevens, Ed ward to Willis O. Patton ?1, QCD S',4 NE 1-95-20 ex r-w C and NW Ry Co., and e x Clyde E. Brooks sub of part of SE NE 1-95-20, 12 '22-33. . Smith, P. H., referee to Maude Dexter Smith ?1,750 Wy. lots 2 and 3 blk 5 Paul Felt's plat M. C ex S 55 feet, 10-6-33. Afetz, Mabel Dexter and husband to Gladys Dexter Pearson et al $1 QCD WVi lots 2 and 3 ex S 55 fee lot 3 all in blk 5 Paul Felt's pla M. C., 4-25-33. 25 Degree Tumble in Only 10 Minute; HELENA, Mont., 'Dec. 23. blizzard struck most of Montana today, sending the mercury down 25 degrees in 10 minutes in Grea Falls. It was 40 above zero at ' a. m. at Great Falls and 15 minute,_ later the mercury had dropped to 10 above and was still sinking. TO GIVE SERMON Tho Rev. A. W. Tandy, former pastor at the First Baptist church of Muson City, was scheduled to preach tho morning sermon at the First Baptist church Sunday. Mr. Tandy arrived in Mason City Friday from Fulton, Mo., where he has been pastor since resigning in Mason City. His daughter, Dorothy, and son, Bud, ure visiting in Mason City over Christmas at tho Dr. C. L. Marstou home. Mrs. Tandy Is spending the' winter In California. CHEER FUND GAINS $250 IN ONE DAY (Continued JTnm I'nge 1) workmen at Decker's were other groups which combined forces to roll up a good-sized gift for the Cheer Fund. Contributions from G a r f i e l d school, the Rinkydink club and the cooking classes or the high school were in currency, pennies, nickels and dimes, and represented a large number of individual donations. Sixth Graders Give $1.20. A part of the Garfield gift was $1.20 won recently by the sixth grade from the P. T. A. for having the most mothers present in Novem- ser. The contribution was authorized by vote of the class. Fund Closes Monday. The fund will be brought to close at 10 o'clock in the forenoon on Christmas day. This means that the :ime for giving .is becoming short. The thing to do is to act ou that enerous impulse at ortce--right now! Send or bring your contribution .o the Globe-Gazette office. None oo small, none too large. If every- iody who CAN give WILL give, hat stocking will be filled to over- lowing. And Christmas cheer will e assured in every Mason City lome. Startheast Iowa Pme Rust Will Be Studied AMES, Dec. 23. -- The fight against white pine blister rust -in towa will be furthered this year by men employed under the Civil Works administration, Prof. D. B. Demeritt, of the department of forestry at Iowa State college! has announced. Ten men have been appointed under the recently organized CWA and will start work in northeastern Iowa early in the spring to locate the sectors whe«3 this disease is prevalent. Plans for the work are being made now. Six Masked Chicago Robbers Get $1,00 · CHICAGO, Dec. 23. (.T)--Six masked robbers lined up a score of employes at the Chicago Macaroni company offices today, gathered up 51,000 and fled, firing two shots as they left the building. A few minutes later a detective squad car hunting the bandits was fired on by several men in a machine resembling the robbers' car. They returned the shots, but the suspects escaped. No Plan for Transfer of Prisoners Is Made WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. kT)--No plan for transfer of prisoners to the newly acquired penitentiary, Alcatraz, in San Francisco bay, has been made. The justice department said today that renovation of the price made necessary by the change in control from the war to the justice department, has not been completed causing the justice officers to refrain from decisions on transfers until the alterations have been made. Special Christmas Dinner To be served Monday, Dec. 25. From 11 a. m. to 9 p. m. Such a grand Dinner--we know Old Santa would enjoy it, too. A feast that will thrill. Fine Dinner Sunday And don't miss Bob Bagley and his orchestra. Entertaining here each evening. Dancing Saturday night till midnight-music till 1 a. m. SODA GRILL 16 South Federal . Mason City OTHER MOVES ON CURRENCY SEEN Roosevelt Pursues Hybrit Bimetallic-Commodity Dollar Idea. WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. President Roosevelt today pursued a sort of hybrid bimetallic-commodity dollar idea in the search for higher prices. The capital eagerty sought evidences of any administration moves to carry out his expressed hope for extension of the silver stabilization plan to other media of exchange, perhaps gold, and wondered whether last night's secret and hurried meeting of federal reserve board governors was necessitated by developments or forecast others to come. The president expects silver coinage, among other things, to depreciate the dollar in silver using countries just as gold purchases have done in nations which use that metal as a base, Hopes for Stabilization. When that depreciation, both at home and abroad, reaches a level which Mr. Roosevelt considers satisfactory, and when commodity prices suit him, he hopes for stabilization. He would like to regulate the dollar then so that its purchasing power, in terms of commodities, would be more constant. Constancy, his advisers say, would be achieved through continued control of the value of gold and silver. So tie dollar, it is theorized, would be indirectly based on commodities with its purchasing power directed through changes in the price of two basic metals. The presidential hope for international concord on such a program is basefl upon what he termed the really significant feature of the silver plan--for the first time, the world agreed upon means of handling one of the two great fundamental currency basis. 61 Signed Agreements. Sixty-six nations signed the "silver agreement reached at the London economic conference, but stabilization of gold backed currencies frequently has been rejected by the United States because Mr. Roosevelt thought prices were not high enough. Discussions here of the silver program and other things involving the nation's money and banking problems continued. The federal reserve board of governors declined :o say what they talked about In ;heir meeting held about the time Chairman Jones of the RFC was estimating that 600 out of 7,700 lanks which asked for inclusion under the deposit insurance law effective Jan. 1 would need about ?66,000,000 to make them' eligible. 9 APPLICATIONS MADE FOR FUNDS Public Works Jobs in Iowa to Represent Cost of $523,220.05. DES MOINES/Dec. 23. (/!')--The Iowa public works administration has announced that applications for nine projects at a total cost of $523,220.05 have been received since Dec. 15. Of the total of 190 projects received so far, 156 have been forwarded to Washington and 96 approved, the administration said. The applications received in the last 10 days Include: Royal, water works, loan ?12,770, grant 55,230, total cost ?1S,000; Sibley, power plant improvement, loan $19,000, grant $7,913.31, total cost J26,- 377.80; Villisca power plant loan ?86,670, grant $27,437, total cost $114,3SO; Manning power plant, loan 585,613, grant ?27,437, total cost $113,050; Okoboji water works loan 522,000, grant $8,500, total cost $30,500; Winfield electrict plant loan $55,000, grant $21,000, tota! cost $76,500; Independence electric plant extension, grant $17,700, total cost $50,000; Worth county, secondary roads (two projects) grant $14,700, total cost $46,904, and grant $11,549, total cost $38,498.25. Money Not Needed But Town Knows No Way to Prevent Collection BEATRICE, Nebr., Dec. 23. UP.-The village of Blue Springs has a tax problem on its hands--how to prevent the collection of $2,000. The village board appeared before the county commissioners here recently to ask that the town's 5.59 mill levy for the water department be written off the tax books so that about $2,000 In taxes would not be collected. "It's a mistake," JIayor P. P. Whitaker said." We don't need the money and we don't want it." Minnesota Merchants Give CWA Credit for Helping Trade Pickup ST. PAUL, Dec. 23. (.P)--Minnesota merchants, reporting n. general improvement in this year's Christmas trade, gave credit to civil works administration checks as a vital force In the pickup. Estimated Improvement ranged from 38 to 30 per cent over last year. In the twin cities, department stores and wearing establishments reported business materially Increased over a year ago. IN DAY'S NEWS San Salvador "Sam" Martin, 78 year old trapper, was convicted and given life in prison at Falls .City, Nebr., in the slaying nrmlstice day of J. T. Mnr- grave, prominent Nebraska landowner, anfltf his two sons. (Associated Press Photo). DUTCHMAN TO DIE FOR SETTING FIRE (Continued From Fage 1) remain in the custody of police as avowed opponents of the present nazi regime. It was expected that a new indictment would be prepared soon against Torgler, Ernest Traelmann, former chairman of the communist parliamentary delegation, and other communist leaders, while the Bulgarians would either be immediately ejected from the country as undesirables, or possibly first charged with using falsified pasports. Poslbllity of Hanging. The law under which Van der Lubbe was sentenced provides a possibility of hanging, which deviates from the German custom of beheading; but the court officials were unable to cay immediately which form of execution would be used. The sole hope of Van der Lubbe lay in commutation of sentence of a pardon by either Chancellor Adolf Hitler or President Paul Van Hindenburg. There also was a possibility that he might be pardoned by cabinet decree. The execution--in case a pardon is refused--certainly would not be held before the new year, officials stated. According to advices from Amsterdam, Van der Lubbea brother- in-law .planned to present a petition for a reprieve. Responsible for Safety. · Federal Minister of the Interior Rick notified Leipzig police he considered the Bulgarians in the mrals- -ry's custody, pending deportation. Thus, he made the police responsible to himself for the Bulgarians' safety. Reich's prosecutor Werner formally notified the police the acquitted men were out of the supreme court's jurisdiction. Torgler, on the advice of Attorney Alfons Sack, asked for protective custody by the Leipzig police and this was granted. Discussing Torgler, Judge Buenger said the court--while it had Its suspicions-had heard nothing definite proved against him. Of the Bulgarians, the judge said it could not be proved that they worked together with tha German communist party or had anything to do with the fire. Trial Is Ended. When the court had concluded reading its verdict, the irrepressible Dimitroff arose. "I'd like to say something. . ." He began. "This trial is ended," snapped the presiding judge--and court was adjourned. Torgler and the Bulgarians then were taken in custody by the Leipzig police. Alarmed by rumors that an attempt was planned on the lives of the Bulgarians, particularly Dimitroff, a committee of four foreigners arrived today with the object of accompanying the Bulgarians over the border and procuring an armed guard for them. Dutch Minister Active. THE HAGUE, Dec. 23. UP)-Under Instructions given him some tima ago, the Dutch minister to Berlin today was making representations to the German goverment regarding the death sentence passed by a supreme court a few hours earlier against Marinus Van Der Lubbe, self confessed incendiary of the reichstag building. Although nothing official was made known, it was understood the instructions were to the effect that the death sentence should be commuted as the arson crime on which Van Der Lubbe was convicted did not carry the extreme penalty under German law at the time It was committed. . The German government decreed the death sentence for persons found guilty of arson on the day following the reichstag fire, making the law retroactive to cover the date of the crime. Attorney Is Jailed. SOFIA, Bulgaria, Dec 23. (/PI-The Bulgarian Attorney, M. Det- cheff, who defended the three accused Bulgarians In the reichstag fire trial, was jailed today for entering Bulgaria without a passport. His communist clients--George Dimitroff, Blagol Popoff and Wassl) Taneff, were acquitted earlier in the day by the supreme court of Germany. CROWN PRINCE BORN IN JAPAN First Son of Emperor Long Awaited Heir to Throne of Islands. TOKIO, Dec. 23. (JP--A child was born to the empress of Japan today --a son destined some day to become the one hundred and twenty- fifth mikado of the world's oldest dynasty. While in many other lands devout preparations were made to recall the birth of another infant--the Christ child---Japan hailed with deep emotion the coming of the little princeling. Two Blasts Heard. One long blast from Tokio's sirens split the air at dawn. The city held its breath. Another blast was heard, and the capital began a mighty celebration. A single blast would have been cause for near mourning, as it had been at the coming of the four little girls--three still living--in the royal household. But two meant the arrival of the long and eagerly awaited crown prince of the island empire of nearly 100,000,000 future subjects. First Boy In Five. First son of the five children born to their majesties, Emperor Hlrohi- to and Empress Nagako, the infant weighed seven and one-eighth pounds, and was perfect in every way. To the happy palace hastened an army of high officials and foreign diplomats--among them United States Ambassador Joseph C. Grew --to extend congratulations. Americanism: Importing a wild bull to break fences that annoy you; blaming the bull because he keeps on breaking fences.--Fountain Inn Tribune. Will Rogers Says -- BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., Dec. 23.--There is really not much new under the sun. 37 years ago a long haired 3'oung man come riding a day coach out of tho west, and said something about "You can't crucify us on a cross of gold. We want the wreath on our brow to be studded with about sixteen silver ducats to one gold doubloon." In the meantime silver was used as the sole medium of exchange by over three-quarters of the earth's population. With us it was a money but never official. It just had a slot machine value. So lying under Arlington's hallowed soil tonight must be a satisfied smile. For it's something to be 36 years ahead of your government. Yours, WILL. (Copyright. 1933, McNaaght Svilcllcflte) WOMEN FLYERS HAVE TROUBLES Photographers Arriye While Aviatrix Is Taking Sun Bath. MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 23. (./P)--Vicissitudes of endurance flyers are numberless. Ask Helen Richey and Frances Marsatis whose plane completed its third day in the air at 1:03 p. m. today. Miss Richey decided to take a sun bath, minus her flying togs. Suddenly another plane pulled up alongside, carrying photographers. Mrs. Marsalis saved the day by diving the endurance ship into a cloud bank where Miss Richey hastily dressed. CHEER FUND TO BE CLOSED MONDAY (Continued from 1'age 1) combined forces, too, to add a substantial amount to the fund, the gift being received just before press time Saturday afternoon. Monday Morning Deadline. Again reminding you, contributions will be welcomed up to 10 o'clock Christmas morning. Every gift of money or merchandise will be put to the best possible use. Be assured of that. Send or bring your contribution to the Globe-Gazette office. This is a last fair chance for those in charge of the solicitation to express to one and all their sincere wish for a Merry Christmas. Allison Defeats Dumont in Doubleheader Games ALLISON, Dec. 23.--Allison high school defeated Dumont cagers in ,1 doubleheader here last night. The local boys defeated the Dumont team 35 to 22. The Allison girls triumphed over the Dumont girls' aggregation 27 to 10. INSULL SEEKS TO STAY IN GREECE ; Files Appeal With Supreme State Council Against .. Decision. ATHENS, Greece, Dec. 23. (/!)-Samuel Insull, former American utilities operator, today filed an appeal with the supreme state council against the government's decision that he must leave Greece by Jan. 31. Insull was served Thursday with notice that the government would make no further extension of hia police resident permit, already extended by a previous order from the original expiration date, Dec. 31. The United States, however, haU given no indication of what its next move would be In attempting to extradite Insull to face charges grow- . . ' ing out of the collapse of his utilities tu'i' Moldings. * ·* ! Money talks, but not clearly with a mouthful of baloney.--Toledo Thin 3 Tc nu ivIH lie ·served SUND A Y , Dec. 24, And Christum* Day, II n. m. to 0 p. m. \\'l» arrange tables to anil any stte group. Call 97, Merry Chiiatnms to All. We'll serve old-fashioned Christmas Dinner 50 Monday, Dec. 25 Wonderful menu--prepared by Mrs. Daisy Edwin, good food authority. Fruit Cocktail or Chicken Soup ulth · Homo-Made Noodles Celery Curls Spanish Olives Roast Young Turkey or Baked Chicken with Giblct Dressing Whipped Potatoes Fresh Vegetable Salad Hot Luncheon Rolls Steamed Plum Pudding with Brandy Sauce Choice of Drink--All for only 50c JEFFERSON COFFEE SHOP ' at: the jiUS depot ! JV J The Entire Personnel of . . . DAMON'S, INC. ishYou A f ) OFFICE-Miss Hazel Zion Miss Dean Camp Miss Marie Higgins Mr. Harold Bradbury Mr. J. Carr, Ass't Mgr. Mr. D. G. Klepmnauer, Mgr. DOWNSTAIRS STORE-Mrs. O. E. Baker Miss Doris Fessenden · Miss Anita Nugent Miss Arlene Powell Mrs. Earl Peters CORSETS-Mrs. Eva Ferguson CANDY-Mrs. J. H. Robinson GLOVES-Mrs. Irene Peterson INFANTS-Miss Julia Stager READY-TO-WEAR-Miss Mabel Mary Sherwood, Manager Miss Doris Lunsman Miss Thelma Farmer Miss Mae Elward Miss Cleo Smith Mrs. Josephine Mclntyre Miss Bertha Gould Miss Marianna Sheffler NOTIONS-Mrs. Clara Loomer. SILK LINGERIE-Mrs. Ethel Kaye MEN'S WEAR-Mr. Lee Hahn SHOES-B. Roquel Sturdivan, Mgr. Ray Leese Paul Craven Gladys Thoma DRAPERIES-Mrs. Ethel Porter ELEVATOR-- ·Miss Dorothy Melch HOSIERY-Miss Henrietta McDermott LINGERIE-Miss Julia Mace GIFT SHOP-Mrs. Ethel Kaye JEWELRY-Miss Ramona Liesveld COSMETICS-Mrs. George Lau FANCY READY-TO-WEAR Miss M. Macintosh SILKS-Mrs. Stella Kissiek PIECE GOODS-Mrs. V. Blaise WOOLENS-Miss Lena Brenilson DOMESTICS-Mrs. Ella Mason · JUNIOR DEPT.-Mrs. Edna Merryman RECEIVING-Mrs. W. Muhlslein

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