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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 17, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home iSf M A AR T f Or 10 iV A M n t M E s I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOM EDIT VOL XXXVII FIVE CENKS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JAN 17 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 87 Senate Way Is Slipshod Method of Handling Power Board Case Criticized SENATE PASSES RELIEF AC I By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Jan 17 Nothing is easier t o understand than the reason ing of the sena tors who express alarm at the in itial official act of Dr George Otis Smith Col Marcel Garsaud and Clauda L Draper in their capacity as a quorum of the commission re cently appointed b y President Hoover to protect the publics in terests in the development of the power industry And nothing is much harder to understand than these same senators meek ac quiescence in President Hoovers appointment of Dr Smith Colonel Garsaud and Mr Draper at the time the senate considered their names just before the holidays Most of the senators were not satisfied with President Hoovers se lection oE members of the new pow er commission when the list was first announced they cannot plead that they did not realize until later that anything was the matter with tha commission All the senators who are howling now were dissatisfied from the out set From the standpoint of senators who regard the power interests with suspicion there is ample ground for complaint concerning the start in office made by Dr Smith Turn to PIIRO 8 Column Youth Believed Near Death After Wild Taxi Ride SON OF OFFICER SHOT BY POLICE CLOSE TO HEART DELEOATES FAIL QREACHVflTE r Into BriariftSeHpne for U S of Europe GENEVA Jan 17 Eu ropean commission investigating possibilities of Aristide Briand scheme for an European confedera tion could not reach a decision this morning on the demand of Germany and Italy that invitations to partici pate in the commissions work be extended to RV ssia and Turkey Dis cussion will be resumed this after noon It was said the commissions steering committee voted 6 to 2 in favor of inviting Russia and Turkey immediately Great Britain France Germany Italy Spain and Greece supporting the invitation and Bel gium and Holland opposing In the meeting of the commission as a whole it was understood the Norwegian and Rumanian members took a strong position against the invitation also Dino Grandi Italian foreign minister insisted that the invitation be sent immediately and that the commission recess until Moscow and Angora are heard jury Fails to Agree in N Y Bribery Case NEW YORK Jan 17 su preme court jury which heard charges of officebuying against former MagistrateGeorge F Ewald and his wife reported today it could not agree and was discharged Lloyd George Observes SixtyEighth Birthday LONDON Jan 17 Lloyd George leader of the British liberal party today celebrated his sixtyeighth birthday Commandeers Cab at Gun Point to See Town Jan 17 V con Wesson 23 son Lieut Col C M Wesson TJ S A was near death this morning and under police guard as the aftermath of jun play and an unexplained wild ride in a commandeered taxicab Wesson was shot close to the iieart by a policeman Officers said he had entered a cab ordering thfe driver to take him to an airport on the outskirts of the city Getting there he had told the driver to start back In a few minutes he produced a revolver and fired two shots thru the windshield meanwhile telling the driver to step on it He then had the man drive into a parklike area surrounding a Ma sonic home ordered the hacker out at the point of a gun and told him to light a cigaret A watchman came out and Wesson ordered him back into the house where he promptly phoned the police Wesson fired three shots at a light on the porch of the building got back in the car and told the driver to step on it The latter heard the siren at a pursuingpolice car and crashed his machine into jy tree ByT theofficers fired into the taxi and struck Wesson in the chest He was taken to a hospital hurried ly but could not be questioned be cause of his critical condition Policemen said he had not been drinking His father said the youth had not been living at home lately but had been involved in no troubles He was employed at the airport Mellon Resignation Denied FISH GROUP HAS 14 METHODS FOR HANDLINGREDS White House Refutes All Other Tales Capital Flooded With Rumors of Job Changes WASHINGTON Jan 17 was said at the white house today that there was no foundation for re ports published today in Washing ton that Secretary Mellon had sub mitted his resignation Similarly a denial was forthcom ing to the published report that Am bassador Dawes would become re publican national chairman and that Secretary Adams would succeed him in London as ambassador The report as to Secretary Mel lon was said at the white house to resemble similar reports that have been denied by the administration since March 4 1929 It was also denied that George Akerson who has resigned as sec retary to the president would be succeeded by Ray Benjamin Cali fornia lawyer and financier The published reports wera de scribed as apparently a combina tion of all the rumors and gossip that could be gathered together in ona sequence Markets at a Glance NEW YORK profittaking can cels rise rails fractionally higher oils firm Foreign exchanges Irregular sterling easy CHICAGO beneficial rains and increased receipts disappointing cash demand and large receipts hogs steady Associated Pr ess Phota Dan W Turner delivering his inaugural address after ho was inducted into office as Iowas twentyfifth governor Ho suc ceeds John Hammill who served three terms THOT STRANGLER Clews in Death of Chicago Woman Sought by Police CHICAGO Jan 17 theory that Miss Eppie Moss 41 was strangled by a woman disguised in mens clothes was considered by de tectives today as they sought clews to the mystery of her slaying At the same time they investi gated her personal life and habits The woman was found strangled with a rope in a garage at the rear of her home Thursday Many photographs found in the dead womans apartment showed her garbed in mens sport clothes Her hair cropped short in boyish fashion Police today had one suspect un der arrest They received reports of several robberies in the district last night leadig them to theorize that the thief might have been the strangler AUNT HET By Robert Quillen 1 Keepirr a servant is like raisin children Its a lot o pleasure after you learn not to care much what happens 65 Students at Iowa University Push Mops IOWA CITY Jan 17 tyfour University of Iowa men arm one coed spend three hours daily behind a mop handle a survey of university janitors show The scrub bers and sweepers in an endeavor to aid in the problem of providing themselves with a higher education average three hours a day wringing out mops receiving 30 cents an hour for their labor the survey revealed 250000 LOCKED OUT IN ENGLAND Cotton Mills Are Closed as Weavers Refuse Terms of Owners MANCHESTER England Jan 17 cotton mills were closed today against 250000 weavers whose representatives have refused flatly to accept a more ALFALFA BILL EXPECTS WORST Fatalism Enters Philosophy ofNew Governor of Oklahoma OKLAHOMA CITY Jan 17 Fatalism has entered the philosophy of Gov William H Alfalfa Bill Murray and expectation of an at tempt at impeachment fias swelled his list of gubernatorial cares The man who rose from a cotton patch to the highest office of the state asserted yesterday his ene mies would stop at nothing to defeat his new administration I am not afraid of bullets the governor told the Oklahoma Press association God has willed that I live Gl years so far and when my time comes Ill go and not before Governor Murray said he expected an attempt to impeach a weapon used against several Sooner gover nors When that fails he said they will not hesitate to try to assassi OU aidi Sfcringent Rules Seem in for Loosening WASHINGTON Jan 17 The straingent rules of the house representatives which for years have made the course of administra tionsupported legislation a compar atively smooth one appear in for some loosening The subject is engrossing many members now altho the action will come if it does with the organiza tion of the next house Some dem ocats restive under the iron con trol of legislation by the republican leadership have denounced the pres ent system Republicans of insurgent tendencies have been threatening bolts from the party fold unless the consideration of their independent proposals is made easier The republican steersmen have gone so far as to admit in private that the complexion of the next house will force some changes in the rules Their party will have but 218 seats the democrats four less be cause of two vacancies and the farmerlabor party will have a single spokesman No Workable Majority Even after one or the other party succeeds in organizing the next house control as now held by the republicans will be nonexistent There are almost always defections from party lines at voting time ant the socalled workable majority which in the present house nor mally insures republican success will not be available to either side to offset this switching The central point of attack for spokesmen of rule changes notablj TAKO 8 Column B rlouse Committee Would Outlaw Communist Party 1ITASH1NGTON Jan 17 VV Fourteen recommendations for dealing with communism including outlawry of that party in the United States were laid before the house today by the fish investigating com mittee Chairman Fish filed the repor after an eight month study of com munist activities It was signed by himself and Representatives Bach mann republican West Virginia and Eslick Tennesse and Hall Mis sissippi democrats Represcntativi Nelson republican Maine submit ted an individual report The committee recommendation included tho following Would Outlaw 1arty That the communist party of the United States America section of the communist international be declared illegal and that the execu tive authority of each state and the legislature thereof be informed of the revol utionary princ ipies andob jectives of the communist party and be requested to take appropriate action to have such party excluded from or denied recognition as a poli tical entity Enlarging the authority of the cpartment of justice for the pur ose of investigating the revolu onary propaganda and activities ie communists in the United tatea Deport Alien Itccls Strengthening immigration laws o prevent the admission of com lunists and providing for imme iate deportation ot all alien com nunista tVmend the naturalization laws o as to forbid the naturalization of hn communists Amend the naturalization laws so s to cancel the United1 States cit zenship a communist nate me looms per weaver system inaugur ated by the mill owners The lockout brot England face to face with an even more serious la bor crisis than represented by the South Wales coal mine strike on the same day that the Wales coal strike officially ends allowing 150000 min ers there to go back to work In addition to the weavers 250 000 spinners and members of the various finishing trades also will be laid off shortly Since without the weavers there will he no work for them to do this will bring the number affected by the Lancashire lockout to about half a million war department War Department Will Start Work on River WASHINGTON Jan 17 lotment of for rivers and harbors work on the Mississippi riv er from the mouth of the Illinois to Minneapolis Minn from the unal lotted balance of the recently passed emergency act for unemployment relief was announced today by the Japanese Ambassador to France Is Chosen Head of World Cour THE HAGUE Jan 17 eichiro Adachi former Japanes ambassador to France has bee elected president of the permanen court of international justice re placing Dionisio Anzilotti Italia who headed the socalled worl court The court is now composed of 1 judges instead of 11 among the members being Frank B Kellogg former secretary of state of th United States Associated Press Piod Daisy Do Boo former secre tary to Clara Bow It girl ot tho movies on the witness stuiul charged with embezzling Cluras funds told some tilings about Claras home life N FILM COUPLE ABOARD YACHT Kay Francis and Kenneth McKenna File Notice of Intent to Wed LOS ANGELES Jan 17 Kay Francis and Kenneth MacKen na featured film favorites were at sea today The couple after having filed notice of intention to wed was somewhere on the Pacific aboard the actors yacht Pamet Head bound presumably for Ensenada Mcx The veil of aecrecy covering the romance was penetrated yesterday if only enough to disclose the legal names of the couple At the mar riage license bureau Mis Francis was revealed as Katherine Gibbs and her intended husband gave his name as Leo Meilziner Jr MacKenna disclosed they had met five years ago while both were ap pearing in Broadway productions The couple renewed their friendship when McKenna came to Hollywood last year the actor said Trial Has Recess Crowdifears Daisy Tell on Clara Bow LOS ANGELES Jan 17 tempestuous trial of Daisy Do Boe former secretary of Clara Bow on grand theft charges has entered a two day recess after forcing the ac tress temporarily at least into the ranks of the unemployed The trial packed full of the names and secrets of film people closed its first week before a packed house yesterday as Miss De Boe be gan telling on Clara The blonde secretary is charged with illegally aking from the red headed dress In 40 minutes on the stand as the first defense witness Miss De Boe drew a hasty sketch of her former employer buying expensive presents or men ordering large consign ments of liquor playing poker six nights a week and having her hair bleached and hennaed Substitution Explained Studio officials who announced Miss Bow had been replaced by Syl via Sidney a recent recruit from ilie New York stage in City Streets to have been her next star ring vehicle said the substitution was made at the orders of Claras physician They said the change was not because Miss Bow had vio lated their edict which Miss De Boe said had been in the form of a threa1 to drop Clara from pictures if she got one more slam in the papers Miss De Boe listed some of the presents she bought at Miss Bows request for the actress boy friends There was a watch for Dr Earl Pierson Texas physician a ring for Harry Richman ac tor and New York night club en tertainer and a sapphire ring Turn to TnRf 8 Column 30 Killed by Quake in Old Mexico Town Oaxaca Valley in New Panic Over Fresh Rwnblings MEXICO CITY Jan 17 Thirty persons were killed when last Wednesdays earthquake struck the village of Guelapova 30 miles west of Oaxaca word received here today said This was one of the belated dis patches out of tho stricken state of Oaxaca where the quake struck its heaviest blows An unconfirmed re port from Huixtcpec 18 miles south Oaxaca City said a number of persons were believed to have been killed in the collapse of an old church there The quake killed at least 11 in Oaxaca and one in Mexico City An almost continual earthquake accompanied by weird subterranean rumblings renewed alarm in the valley of Oaxaca today The valley was shaken again and again Some new damage was caused Dr Juan Rueda in charge of the observatory at Oaxaca telephoning to Mexico City the national mete orological station here described the continuing earthquakes and sub terranean rumbling as sounding as if many pieces of artillery of heavy caliber were dotng continuous fir ing He paid many of the resi dents had fled to the hills in panic Dr Rueda said 11 bodies had been recovered there and that nine seri ously injured persons were being oared for In fielfUtents set up in a park 25 MILLIONS Fl RED CROSS GDI AS AMENDMEI Hoover Forces Call Napping When Bil Is Voted On WASHINGTON Jim 17 1 President Hoover stepped the congressional battle over api priation of for Cross relief work today but adr istration leaders failed to pn the senate from approving measure The chief executive called Sen Reed republican Pennsylvania the white house and Reetl later posed the vote be postponed for or three weeks pending the c1 paign of the Red Cross to r 510000000 by public subscript Administration leaders Wi caught napping however senate approval of the measure given without a record vote b Committee Itepnrts After eight months of invest tion the Pish communist coml tee submitted its report to jjj house recommending the ist party be declared illegal by j j gross and that legislation be proved to bar the entry of al who favor overthrow of the gov ment by force The senate campaign funds i mittee resumed its invesllgatioi the recent campaign in PeimsylL la Vincent ft Smith of Grcensll not one peuny was Iowa Man Arrested in Ohio for Bad Money CINCINNATI Ohio Jan 17 I7 on complaint of Mrs A Nelson of Silverton police arrested two men registered as Leonard Lindquist 30 Des Moines Iowa and Woodie Galther 28 Dallas Texas and held them for federal authorities Mrs Nelson charged the two men passed f20 bill at her home a counterfeit Purported Confession of Death Plot Denied INDEPENCE Kans Jan 17 purported confession that conspired with two others to kliT Mrs Maude Martin a state witness in a murder trial has been re pudiated by Paul R Jones 21 after a conference with an attorney An 5100000000 to carry forward v federal building program thrr the country was sought in bill i trpduced by Chairman Keyes buildings committees The measure has administrf support The house naval committees mal report recommending pasg Tom to rnBB B Column 3 Youth Commits Suicide When Holdup Is Tracec CLEVELAND Jan 17 TV Trailed to his home after his alleged confederate in an attempted holdup fell before a volley from a riot gun Robert EIrick 24 shot and killed himself today police said PLASNFiELD WELCOMES YOU WAVERLY Jan P Mason former Black Hawk county road patrolman has started work as marshal and motorcycle officer at Plainfleld noted thru the last two years for activity in enforcing traffic ordinance violations Mason Is to receive a salary said to be a month witness fees and fees for serving warrants He is to spend all of his time in Plainfield except when he is assisting federal officers or serving ai a witness Motor vehicle speed lawa are to be vigorously enforced Mayor Theodore Pockels has announced SLAYER SUSPECT IN CEDAR RAPIDS Kuzzy Brot From St Louis Denies All Knowledge of Killing CEDAR RAPIDS Jan 17 Samuel Kuzzy suspect in the slay ing of Thomas Risk grocer Dec 6 was lodged in Linn county Jail to day He was returned from St Louis where he was arrested Thursday by County Attorney Carl Hendrickson He denied any connection with the Risk killing Officials announced that they would call eight of 10 victims of holdups here to view Kuzzy Johnny Risk 9 who saw his fa ther Itillcrl also was called by of ficials today to attempt to identify Kii77y The boy identified pictures of Kuzzy as those of the man who shot hia father after ordering a doz en Will Rogers WASHINGTON Jan a long talk with the president Friday morning He sincerely feela with al most that I would set a bad precedent for the govern ment to appro priate money for the Red Cross He feels that once the government re lieves the people they will al ways expect it and you have broken down the real spirit American generosity and spoiled all that our great American Red Cross has worked years to achieve Talked to Mr Barton Payne and all the head directors of the organization who were in confer ence at that time and they felt the same way Now Saturday in the senate they will pass Sena tor Robinsons hu manitarian appropriation bill In the house there will be a fight over it Now if we really want to see somebody helped we better go ahead and raise our various quotas on what they asked or even if this other passes it will be too late to save the fellow who ia hungry now No matter what the politclans do whether its called a Dole or a gift you cant live on these speeches they are going to make about it Oratory is an or ganic exercise but a digestive failure Personally I think wo can use both funds the 10 and the 25 and not give our needy the gout Yours WILL ROGERS Prince of Wales and J Brother George Morning to Shop PARIS Jan 17 rof Wales and his brother Pi George spent this morning lit shops of the Rue de la Paix purchases for their South oyage and this afternoon wet go by automobile to This evening they will dine at their hotel with members of r suite who left London this mor Later the entire party will Santander Spain by train to fcj the liner Oropesa which start South America tomorrow Wea IOWA WEATHER y Cloudy Saturday night se Sunday light rain or snj probable in east portion slig ly wanner in southeast j j nouth central portions Sat day night Somewhat coll Sundav LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figure 24 hour period ending at 8 oi Saturday morning j Maximum Friday 44 Alo Minimum in Night 21 Ah At 8 A M Saturday 26 Abj The wind had shifted arounqj the northeast Saturday mornii is from this direction that this ticular area sometimes get heaviest snowstorms At 8 ol in the morning a few flakes wis the air but later in the forenoc fall of snow had ceased WEEKS FORECAST i CHICAGO Jan 17 outlook for the period Jan 19 j For the upper Mississippi and Missouri valleys and northerly j central great j cloudiness rain or snow able colder towards end of wet   

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