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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 19, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                MARLON E flv HIS MEM A ArU DEPT OF IOWA ofis MO i NES i A North Iowas ILYPAI Edited for the Home NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII MVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 19 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 88 LAW COMMISSION REPORTS Distress Is Thot Great Present Disaster fs Underestimated Claimed CHARLES P STEWART Jan 19 Disasters gener ally are exagger ated at first This time was an exception Americas pres ent disaster of combined indus trial and farm distress has been played down to use a jour nalistic expres sion right along Probably noth ing is gained by taking an alarm ists view of the situation an optimistic view has its drawbacks if it keeps relief meas ures persistently lagging behind urgent requirement for them It is of just such a policy of hope fulness until rather too late in the day that there is so much complaint in Washington today in connection the federal governments atti tude toward unemployment in the cities and the rural areas reported state of near starvation ILLUSTRATIVELY many critics gay it seems to them impossible that President Hoover and Chair man John Barton Payne of the American Red Cross could have realized the seriousness of agricul tures straits on Jan 6 when Chairman Payne speaking for him self and the president told a con gressional committee that the Red Cross was fully able to cope with them with the which he said it then had on on Jan 10 he and the president were agreed on the necessity for an additional 510000000 Red Cross ap to 1ase 10 Column MacDonald Welcomes India as Newest Dominion KILLED BY CARS R M Harrison Iowa Falls Struck by Hit and Run Driver i IOWA FALLS Jan M Harrison 45 was killed here last evening by a hit and run car while he was on his way up town with Mrs Harrison He was walking along East Rocksylvania avenue and was hit in the back by a Chevrolet coupe driven at a high rate of speed In the darkness Mrs Harrison was unable to get the number or description of car Harrison lived but a few minutes He had been employed here by Swift and com pany for 13 years His widow and seven children survive MEETING ABOUT ROUND TABLE IS BROT TO CLOSE New Constitution Will Be Put Thru British Parliament T ONDON Jan 19 ij MacDonald today brot the In dian rouAd table conference to a close extending a welcoming hand to India as a dominion in the Brit ish commonwealth of nations with full responsible selfgovernment The work begun at London will be continued without interruption he said and the new Indian consti tution will be passed thru the Brit ish parliament as soon as it is com pleted This pronouncement of British policy pledged liberation to Indias political prisoners if civil quiet is proclaimed and assured in India The weight of government sup port was pledged to the findings of the committees of the round table conference which has been laboring in London for two months These envisage a national federal government of India along the gen erjillines of the United States con gresswith a sepate and house of represehtativeajand with the execu inet of responsible Indian ministers chosen from the national assembly HOOVERS CRIME COMMISSION MAKES REPORT KILLED AT DECORAH The governor general will wield authority as the British sovereigns nominal executive as in other Brit sh dominions Hore are the members of President Hoovers law enforcement commission whoso report has been eager ly awaitedSeated left to right Koscoo Pound Ada M Comstock President Hoover Chairmitn George W AVicUersham and William S Kcnyon Standing Kenneth R Macintosh Monto M Lemann Paul J BtcCor niack Frank T Ixiesch William 1 Grubb Newton D Baiter and Henry W Anderson Princes DECORAH Jan inquest was ordered for the death of James Sinesgaard who resided near here He was instantly killed Saturday night when his car skidded and turned over several times The ac cident authorities believed re sulted when Mr Sinesgaards auto struck an icy patch of road Mr Sinesgaard was returning to his home from Decorah on the Middle Hester road The auto turned over several times and a piece of a broken steering gear pierced his head His son who was with him was only slightly bruised and ran to ihe Charles Vine home to bring help Mr Sinesgaard was dead when he returned The body xvas brot to a local funeral home Mr Sinesgaard was about 40 years of age He is survived by his widow and seven children AUNT NET By Robert Quillen Havin a separate phone costs more than bein on a party line but I reckon I save the difference by not burnin so many victuals Curtis Rules Reed Attempt to Delay Bill Out of Order WASHINGTON Jan 19 Senate administration leaders op posing the appropriation for Red Cross relief was rebuffed today by Vice President Curtis Meanwhile the house went for ward with a calendar of minor bills including a number authorizing con struction of bridges in various parts of the country Senator Reed republican Penn sylvania sought to delay action on the fund for the Red Cross until Feb 9 H was ruled out of order by the vice president Criticizes Opposition Senator Caraway vigorously crit icized those who opposed the meas ure while at the other end of the capitol Majority Leader Tilson said he would do his utmost to defeat it The senate banking committee under the chairmanship of Senator Glass democrat Virginia began its inquiry into banking conditions John W Pole comptroller of the currency urged extension of branch banking by metropolitan banks and delegation of power to remove bank officials violating principles of sound finance The treasurys proposal to in crease the second liberty loan issue from 520000000000 to 000000 for refunding purposes was brot to the front by Chairman Haw ley of the house appropriations com mittee and will receive considera tion tomorrow Naval BUI Approved The senate naval committee ap proved the administrations 000 naval construction bill includ ing provision for a six inch gun Turn tn Paso 10 Column Body of Missing Colorado Schoo Teacher Is Found FORT MORGAN Colo Jan 19 body of Miss Enid Mar riott 28 year old Wiggins Colo school teacher who has been miss ing since last November 16 wa foxmd today Harry E Moore a road worker was charged with abduction in con nection with the disappearance o Miss Mariott The charge was filed nt the In stance of Sheriff Rufus Johnson Morgan county Buenos Aires Trip From Paris to Santander Most Exciting SANTANDER Spain Jan 10 7P After an exciting trip from Paris the Prince of Wales and his young est brother Prince en route today aboard the liner Oro pesa on an 18000mile journey which will cul m in a t e with their inaugura tion of the Brit ish trade exhibi tion in Buenos Aires in March The two princes were many hours late in reaching Santander where they found the Oropesa hauled up to a dock ready to begin the transAtlan tic trip After Prince ot Wiles stopping at Cor una today the vessel will proceed to lamilton Bermuda and Kingston famaica The royal passengers will ouch Central America and go on down the west South American coast The princes trouble began late iaturday night when their train was held up 30 miles below Bor deaux by the derailment of a north jound train from the Spanish fron ier Awakened by the halt both watched the work of clearing the track French railroad officials at Bay onne sent a special train north to ick them up and carry them to Hendaye There already four hours late they transferred to motor cars be ginning a dangerous ride over slop py mountain roads to Santander watering place of the Spanish kings At Bilbao the automobile occupird by the Prince of Wales careened into that in which Prince George was riding but no one was hurt The two princes flew Friday to Paris spending the remainder of tho day and aSturday there They will not return to England until late in March Historic Statehouse of Michigan Swept by Blaze Harm LANSING Mich Jan 19 Fire swept thru the basement floor of Michigans historic state house early today causing damage esti mated at The fire which broke out shortly after 1 oclock in a news stand swept up the elevator shaft and around the rotunda to cause heavy damage to the walls ceilings and the war museum For a time the flames threatened the tax division of the auditor generals department fire companies responded to the alarm MILLION DOLLAR JACKET OF SNOW 32 Truck Plows at Work to Clear Roads of District A MILLION DOLLAR snow fell over North Iowa and surround ing regions Sunday delaying traffic for a time with drifts that will protect seedbeds from the damages of alternate freezing and thawing and provide for much needed moisture when the spring opens up All primary roads in the local district of 12 counties were open to traffic Monday morning follow ing the heavy snow of Saturday night and Sunday according to dis trict highway officials S3 Plows at Work Thirtytwo truck plows were working Monday to clear the 793 miles of primary road in the dis trict The snowfall was not suffi ciently heavy to call out tractor and rotary plows officials said Most of the plows started Monday because thehigh wind Sun day undid the work as fast as it was accomplished officials said However the main roads were open to traffic at all times Altho the snow will not be com pletely cleared from the roads until Tuesday the additional snow equip Daisy Keeps Up Interest in Bow Case TRIPLE SLAYING ATTEMPT FOUND ON IOWA FARM Farm Hand at Montezuma Dies 2 Others Badly Wounded MONTE3UMA Jan 19 ence Brewer 28 a farmhand i dead and Mr and Mrs Virgil Lam birth are in a critical condition af a result of a triple shooting which took place on the Lambirth farrrt six miles southeast of Montezuma today There were no witnesses to the shooting but investigators con structed from evidence the theory that Brewer shot the couple and then turned the gun on himself Mr and Mrs Lambirth are not expected to live Brewer was a farmhand employed on the George Fisher farm near here Falls Unconscious Prom the tracks in the snow and other evidence officers decided that Brewer came to the farm and found Lambirth in a garage fixing an auto tire He wounded Lambirth who ran out into the yard where he waa shot again and fell unconscious in the snow Then Brewer is believed to have entered the farmhouse and shot Lambirth in the head before shooting himself The tragedy was discovered short ly before noon by Lew Nagle a ACCIDENT VICTIM NATHAN LEVINSON LOCAL LAWYER SERIOUSLY HURT INCAR ACCIDENT T Receives i IVloerSCtl Turn tn rage 10 Column 0 Promises Film Fans More Tales of Clara LOS ANGELES Jan 19 Daisy de Boes promise of more lurid pictures of offstage life in Hollywood and of affairs in the home of Clara Bow whetted inter est of film fans today in her trial on charges of stealing from the redhaired actress The big show was expected to be without its headliner again for the film it girl who once employed Daisy as secretaryconfidante is nursing a bad cold and a case of nerves Miss de Boe waa expected to re sume the stand in her own defense and carry out as far as the limita tions of testimony taking would permit her avowed intention of telling plenty on Clara Story Nearly Told Defense Counsel Nathan Freed man expected to conclude Daisys testimony within three or four hours after which he said a score of witnesses would be called to bol ster up her case While she is specifically charged with theft of 515300 from her for mer employer Daisy is purported to have confessed to the misappro priation of almost 535000 from tho film actress She also is said to have admitted attempting to extort from Miss Bow on pain of disclosure of the contents of inti mately and affectionately worded Tlim to to Column mail carrier from Deep River who noticed Lambirth lying m the yard He called neighbors and they car ried the unconscious man into the house where they discovered the other two victims No Motive Found Neighbors could ascribe no mo tive for the shooting They scouted any theories of a love triangle and a brother of Lambirth said he knew of no relations between Brewer and either of the couple which would have led to the act Lambirth was 45 and his wife 3G They were placed under care of a physician in their home because their condition was too critical to permit moving to a hospital Sheriff R F Gregson was inves tigating but was at a loss to give any motive for the affair f ROGERS NEW YORK Jan weaken on your Red Cross drive Washington is still arguing and both sides are set Now here is what is liable to happen The Red Cross will be asked to go right on with their 10 million to raise Then the government will match that with their 10 That would give the republicans an out and not be called a direct dole that they object to But their fight has nothing to do with the rest of the country We want to keep our conscience clear and raise what we have been asked to for its a cinch Its got to Be done and they will need all of it Mr Lucey Mr Hoovers investi gator right from there told me last night that the need was tremen dous especially in Arkansas Yours WOULD HOLD UP EXECUTION OF 2 Pair Sentenced to Death Are Wanted as Brothers Witnesses CHICAGO Jan 19 for Leo V Brothers St Loulsan in dicted for the murder of Alfred LingJe revealed today they would attempt to halt the execution of two men in an effort to use them as wit nesses in their attempt to show that Brothers did not kill the Tribune re porter The mon are FrankHBell and Richard Sullivan under sentence to die in Uie electric chair Feb 14 for the slaying of Christ Patras res taurant manager At their trial Bell told a story of being involved in the Lingle killing but Patrick Roche chief investigator for the states attorneys office put no credence in liis statements Brothers attorneys however said they would ask that the execution of both men be post poned until after Brothers is tried Many Hurt When Express Crashes Passenger Train BOSTON Jan 19 than 50 persons were injured some seri ously when the New York bound Colonial Express train speeding thru a snowstorm and a passenger local collided at a cross over at Readville today Both trains were operated by the New York New Haven and Hartford railroad The locomotive of the express crashed into the rear cars of the local overturning two of them and then turning over on Its own side The local carried about 200 pas sengers George Gladding engineer of the express was pinned within his cab and was extricated by a rescue crew His fireman leaped to safety Most of the injured were com muters aboard the local enroute to Boston NATHAN Levinson Mason City attorney is in a critical condi tion and W J Moersch of the HagermanMoersch company is suffering from a fractured right leg and bruises following an automobile accident east of tho Mason City country club on the south Clear Lake road about oclock Mon day morning Levinson Is suffering from a basal skull fracture and cuts about the face The accident oc curred as the two men both resi dents of Clear Lake were coming to their work in Mason City in Mr Moerscha car Mr Moersch was driving The car struck a pile of snow or some object on the pavement and swerving from tha road crashed across the ditch Into a telephone pole The pole was broken off and the car badly damaged The wind shield was broken and the radiator smashed Passing motorists and neighbors telephoned for help and the two men were brot to the Park hospital for treatment Mr Levinson who ordinarily drives his own car to his office had seen Mr Moersch in Clear Lake and had accepted a ride Mr Levin sons car became stuck in a drift Sunday night The road had been opened by snow plows Monday HOOVER STUDIES i DRY ACT IDEAS i OF WICKERSHAM No Recommendation of Repeal Thot to Be Contained WASHINGTON Jan 19 The law enforcement commissions prohibition report was submitted to President Hoover today The report as submitted includes individual opinions from among the 11 commissioners How many dis sented from the majority report is expected to be mado known only thru publication of the documents themselves Under the plan upon which the report was drafted the members have written separate reports or opinions to take car a of divergen cies Took 19 Months The task of studying and report ing on all the nations laws was put in the hands of the commission arifl George Wlckersham the 72 yearold chairman exactly 19 months and 23 days ago At the white house it was an nounced the president had begun to study the report His engagement list was held to a minimum so that he might devote the day to his task He expects to send the document to congress tomorrow At that time It will he available for publication Tne report of the commission as a whole has been described a3 largely factual but ernbraclmj rec ommendations f Improving tiona tn connection Vdlatead enforcement No Repeal Asked The word has been given that no recommendation for repeal or mod ification is included in this main re port at least Sources close to the commission said no effort is made to gloss over facts cither favorable or unfavorable to the dry laws how ever No summary of the long docu ment will be issued The conclu sions of the majority of tho com mission have beeriplaced at the very beginning of file document Oil Well Blows Wild Within Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA CITY Okla Jan 19 oil well blew wild Inside the city limits of Oklahoma City today Injuring a workman seriously and imperiling the Doorstep oil field and adjacent industrial and residential districts Markets at a Glance YOUTH SLAIN BY FATHER OF GIRL Avenger of Murdered Texas Girl Bound to Jury With out Bond PORT ARTHUR Texas Jan 19 B Johnson father of Eliza beth Johnson 16 who was shot to death recently was bound over to the grand jury without bond today for the slaying of Otis Lee Adams 22 year old married man here Sat urday night The defense offered no testimony at the preliminary hearing and Johnson continued his refusal to discuss the shooting of Adams who it was brot out after the death of Miss Johnson had been paying at tentions to her NEW YORK Stocks heavy general electric lowest since splitup Bonds irregular investment dis play firm undertone Curb irregular utilities ease Butter steady Foreign exchange irregular Sterling lowest in moreban a year Cotton steady local coyering Sugar steady trade buying Coffee lower disappointing Bra zilian markets CHICAGO Wheat steady unfavorable weath er southwest Corn steady forecast unsettled weather Cattle steady to lower Hogs steady to lower Bandits Take From Bank in Illinois ST JACOBS 111 Jan 19 Two bandits held up the St Jacobs State bank at a m today and ascaped with between 51000 ami taken from a cash drawer Liquor Slaying Trial Started at Waterloo WATERLOO Jan 19 of Dell Shannon 39 for the slaying of Ralph Rourke opened before Judge G W Wood today Shannon is charged with fatally shooting Rourke during an argu ment over a gallon tin of liquxfr in an alley here New Years eve IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy somewhat cold er cast nml possibly light Know in northcnst portion Monday night Tuesday mostly fair and colder LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fop 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Minimum Sunday 26 Above Minimum In Night 0 Above At 8 A M Monday 10 Above Snowfall 5 Inchcn Precipitation 48 of an Inch Statistics for like period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Mnxium Saturday 29 Above Minimum in Night 24 Above Snowfall 1 Inch Precipitation 10 of an Inch One of the heavest snowfalls of a single day in recent years was recorded Sunday The snow began fallng shortly after 6 oclock in the morning and continued all day and into the night The snow level Tues day morning was almost even six inches and the precipitation from this was 58 of an inch which means that the water content in the snow was in the ratio of 1 to 10 Maaon City appears to have been the center of the snow belt for both north and south lighter falls are re ported Is is 1 IS l r o i Is ie tv ie 3 H   

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