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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 20, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home L 0 J R MI S UEM AS T OthT OF IOWA f E S O I M 3 I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 20 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 89 Benjamin Is Conservative Stewart Fails to See Him as Chairman of G O P LAW GROUP AGAINST REPEAL By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Jan 20 Law offices of Raymond Benja min says the lettering on the glass upper half of the door The offices are three in number An outer room for waiting visi tors altho when I was there was the only vis itor and during the half hour I stayed there was one phone call aa inner room for the lone wo man stenographer an innermost room of all for Raymond Benja min at his flattopped desk in his swivel chair They are small offices each 12 or 14 feet square light and pleas ant but very modest At good sec ondhand shops I think I could duplicate their furniture for not including the typewriter THIS suite is in the Transporta 1 tion building one of Washing tons newer office structures and quite a large one but being rather outside the business center hardly the one likely to be chosen by a tenant who wished especiallyto at tract attention It is nicely situated however just a block from the picturesque little park known as Farragut square on which fronts the Army and Navy club and perhaps po litically more important the Barr building home of the republican Turn lo 1ngo 2 Column1 4 Comment on Report Pours From Leaders WOMAN SHOOTS Arkansan Avenges Death 6 Father and Mother in Courtroom DEWITT Ark Jan 20 Having shot and killed the accusec slayer of her father in a crowded courtroom Mrs Helen Spense Eat on 17 was in the penitentiary to day With dramatic suddenness she rosi from her se3 yesterday andfivei four bullets the body of Jacl Worls 30 just as the jury preparec to file from the room to deliberat charges of murder against him Her action ended a White River episode that cost the life of her fa ther Cicero Spense and eventually brot death to her mother As Worls slumped to the floor panic developed with women and children screaming and fighting to get out Mrs Eaton surrendered and was taken to the state penitentiary at Little Rock Worls was accused of wounding Spense and throwinghim from a boat into the White River while still alive Two other men and Mrs Spense were in the boat CONCLUSIONS OF WETS AND DRYS WIDELY VARIANT Brookhart Takes Issue With Suggestions of Members WASHINGTON Jan 20 Comment on the report of the awenforcement commission start ed pouring from wet and dry lead rs in the capital almost as soon as t was received by congress Senator Sheppard democrat Texas one of the leading senate drys expressed apprbval of what he called tho substantially dry recommendations of the commis sion Senator Brookhart republican Iowa another dry took issue with several of the suggestions by indi vidual commissioners I am delighted with the sub stantially dry recommendation coming from the commission Sheppard said especially those against repeal of the eighteenth amendment and against changing the Volstead act to permit wine and beer and in making a number of necessary recommendations for strengthening the Volstead act Tribute to Cauae The fact that a number of them in their individual views are wet biit did notfeel mending1 that their own wet yiews be carried outIs probably the best tribute to the cause of prohibition yet recorded Brookhart said the proposal for a revised amendment sounded to him like repeal and was appar ently in conflict with other parts o the report He advocated open hear ings by a congressional committee on the question Representative La Guardia re publican New York and antipro hibitionist asked why didnt the commission make a recommenda tion in keeping with its findings Enforcement Impossible The report shows he said th impossibility of enforcement am the noble experiment which still is a failure after 10 years wont be a success after 20 The sections dealing with mor rigid enforcement and a furthe trial are only a sop to the drys fo political expediency The recommendation that pro scriptions be unlimited is a sop t the wets The only honest conclusion 1 that if the eighteenth amendmen Turn lo IIIRC 8 Cnlunm Action by Senate Is Awaited on Bill for Bridge at McGregor WASHINGTON Jan 20 Senate action was awaited on the Haugen bill authorizing W L Eichendorf to construct a bridge across the Mississippi river near McGregor Iowa The bill has al ready passed the house AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I believe that story about manna from Heaven I was vushin home to scrape up some kind o dinner for that missionary an run over the nicest kind o fry in chicken WILL ROGERS NEW YORK Jan 20 Well you aw what happened Monday in Vashington They put off even con idering voting for government food elief till Feb 9 Now if you can live hat long why the senate will vote n it then if you can live another month the house will vote on it By iat time if the Red Cross hasnt aised their quota in each state vhy the government aid bill can be hanged from food to coffins Right on top of all our hard luck Wickersham turned in his report and that knocked 234 stenographers who have been compiling it for years out of a job And if congress reads it thru that means an extra session Yours 4 liM MlNnicM 1000 Make Raid on Grocery Store in Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA CITY Okla Jan 20 1000 unemployed men raided a grocery store within three blocks of the city hall here to day and seized fond Ahundred police and scores 6 other city and county officers took charge of the situation and made wholesale arrests The riot occurred after a delega tion of men visited City Manager E M Fry at the city hall and demand ed that he furnish food for the un employed Fry promised to aid th men The raid occurred a few min utes later The disorder was quelled quickl but not more than 50 men had bee arrested Seven or eight women partici pated in the raid Markets at a Glance LAW COMMISSIONS REPORT IN SUMMARY WASHINGTON Jan 20 law enforce ment commission summarized its prohibition report as follows Conclusions and recommendations In the report on The enforcement of the prohibition laws of the United States 1 The commission is opposed to repeal of the eighteenth amendment 2 The commission is opposed to the restoration in any manner of the legalized saloon 3i The commission is opposed to the federal or state governments as such going into the liquor business 4 The commission is opposed to the proposal to modify the National Prohibition act so as to per mit manufacture and sale of light wines or beer CoOperuUon Needed 5 The commission 5s of the opinion that the cooperation of the states is an essential element in the enforcement of the eighteenth amendment and the National Prohibition act thruout the territory of the United States the support of public opinion in the several states is necessary in order to insure such cooperation 6 The commission is of the opinion that prior to the enactment of the Bureau of Prohibition act 1927 the agencies for enforcement were badly or ganized and inadequate that subsequent to that enactment there has been continued improvement in organization and effort for enforcement 7 Tho commission is of the opinion that there is yet no adequate observance or enforcement 8 The commission is of the opinion that the present organization for enforcement is still inade quate Need More Funds 9 The commission is of the opinion that the federal appropriations for enforcement of the eighteenth amendment should be substantially in creased and that the vigorous and better organized efforts which have gone on since the Bureau of Pro hibition act 1927 should be furthered by certain ciency 10 Some of the commission are not convinced that prohibition under the eighteenth amendment is unenforceable and believe that a further trial should tie made with the help of the recommended im provements and that if after such trial effective en forcementis not secured there should he a revision of the amendment Others of the commission are convinced that it has been demonstrated that prohi bition under the eighteenth amendment is unen forceable and that the amendment should be imme diately revised but recognizing that the process of amendment will require some time they unite in the recommendations of conclusion No 9 for the im provement of the enforcement agencies Revised Wording 11 All the commission agree that if the amend ment is revised it snould be made to read substan tially as follows Section 1 The congress shall have power to regulate or to prohibit the manufacture traffic in or transportation of intoxicating liquors within the importation thereof into and the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes 12 The recommendations referred to in conclu sion number 9 are 1 Removal of the causes of irritation and re sentment on the part of the medical profession by Doing away with the statutory fixing of the amount which may be prescribed and the number of prescriptions Abolition of the requirement of specifying the ailment for which liquor is prescribed upon a blank to go into the public files Leaving as much as possible to regulations rather than fixing details by statute Kemove Anomalies 2 Removal of the anomalous provisions of sec tion 29 National Prohibition act as to cider and fruit juices by making some uniform provision for a fixed alcoholic content 3 Increase of the number of agents storekeep ergaugers prohibition investigators and special agents increase in the personnel of the customs bu reau and in the equipment of all enforcement or ganizations 4 Enactment of a statute authorizing regula tions permitting access to the premises and records of wholesale and retail dealers so as to make It pos sible to trace products of specially denatured alcohol to the ultimate consumer 5 Enactment of legislation to prohibit inde pendent denaturing plants 6 The commission is opposed to legislation al lowing more latitude for federal searchers and seizures Renews ReconunemlatlonH 7 The commission renews the recommendation obtained in its previous reports for codification of tin National Prohibition act and acts supplemental to ond in amendment thereof 8 The commission renews its recommendations of legislation for making procedure in the socalled padlock injunction coses more effective 9 The commission recommends legislation pro viding a mode of prosecuting petty offenses in the federal courts and modifying the increased penalties act of 1929assefrforthinthe chairmans letter to the attorney general dated May 23 1930 H R Rep 1699 There are certain differences of view among the members of the commission as to certain of the con clusions state and as to some matters included In or omitted from this report The report is signed subject to individual reservation of the right to ex press these individual views in separate or supple mental reports to be annexed hereto GEORGE W WICKERSHAM chairman NEWTON D BAKER WILLIAM I GRUBB FRANK J LOESCH KENNETH MACKINTOSH HENRY W ANDERSON ADA L COMSTOCK WILLIAM S KENYON PAUL J McCORMICK ROSCOE POUND Washington D C January 7 1931 NOTE Monte M Lemanu did not sign the ma jority HOOVERS PRAISE OF COMMISSIONS WORK QUALIFIED Chairman Wickersham and Aides Put Forth Plan for Possible Revision of Prohibition Act WASHINGTON Jan 20 Hoover sent to congress today with qualified praise a report from the Wickersham commission which de clared against repeal of the eighteenth amendment but put forward a plan for its possible revision The president said he concurred in the commissions finding that the amendment should stay and did not recommend any present effort to amend it He made no direct reference to the fact that six of the 11 commissioners asked for repeal or modifica tion or to the declaration of the whole commission that a revision of the clause giving concurrent power to the state and nation would be wise In congress the report immediately became the center of attention and the inspiration for many pro jected proposals for modification or strengthening of the dry statutes In both senate and house the POSTPONE IOWA II ACCOUNTS AUDIT Review of Interest Accoun of Medical Building Fund Planned IOWA CITY Jan 20 F Brown state accountant said auc iting of Iowas interest account o the medical college building fun will not begin until Thursday Brown and F M Hanson assis tant state budget director first will complete their annual audit of the regular university accounts and ex pect to complete both Saturday Ordered by Anderson The action was ordered by Oscar Anderson budget director on the advice of Attorney General John Fletcher after a survey of records of the state board of education on the waiving of 528762 interest charges to the First National bank at Iowa City April 9 1929 The board requires 2Vj per cent interest on the Universitys daily bank balances but adopted a resolu tion setting aside its rule in the case of the Rockefeller fund given to ward a new university hospital To Compensate Bank The resolution was passed ac cording to the records to compen sate the bank for its work In in vesting the Rockefeller donation W J CcChesney president of the bank is treasurer of the university The cpecial audit being made at the same time us the regular univer sity audit will determine whether or not interest on the daily balances in this fund should have been paid as on regular university accounts Attorney General Fletcher notified Anderson that if any money was found to be due the state demand should be made for its payment NEW YORK Stocks firm representative share lead rise Bonds firm narrow upward move ment Curb firm small gains in dull trading Butter unsettled CHICAGO Wheat easy beneficial snow cov ering central west Corn easy increased contract stocks Cattle steady to lower Hogs steady to higher IOWA SHOOTING FATAL TO TWO Woman Who Alone Wit nessed Crime Between Life and Death MONTEZUMA Jan 20 Hovering between life and death Mrs Virgil Lambirth 36 today alone knew the motive of the ap parent suicide of Clarence Brewer 26 a farmhand after killing her husband 45 Wliile officials were at a loss to explain the shooting affray officers announced no inquest would be held but awaited an improvement in Mrs Lambirths condition Sheriff R F Gregaon gave as his verajon of the affair that Brewer found Lambirth in the lattcrs gar age wounded the older man and then shot him again as Lam birth fled Brewer then apparently entered the house shot the woman and turned the gun on himself 20 STATE BILLS PASS IN HOUSE Lower Iowa Body Catches Up to Senate After 4 Day Recess DES MOINES Jan 20 Iowa house of representatives caught up with senate today after the fourday recess by the in troduction of 20 bills including seven tax committee measures Most of the proposals were filed in the senate last week the out standing exception being one for state senatorial redistricting by Torgeson of Worth and Ellsworth of Hardin The bill calls tfor com plete revision of the 50 districts to provide for greater equalization in representation The tax committee measures bear the names of Greene or Pottawatta mie Johnson of Marion and Mc Caulley ol Calhoun members of the special joint legislative committee They include a state income tax corporation tax and other measures sponsored by the committee of 25 members headed by McCaulley A companion measure to the sen ate bill asking repeal of the legis lative expense account law was filed In the house by Shields of Clarke and 18 other representatives Van Buren of Jones proposed a bil to place telephone companies under the state railroad commission Oklahoma Tamers Halt Flow of Wild Oil Well OKLAHOMA CITY Jan 20 wild well tamers are becoming proficient The No 1 Wespaco of the T B Slick estate which blew wild yesterday morning was shut in less than eight hours after it became rampant a new recordy in the Oklahoma City field Three Persons Are Killed by Bombing in Argentine City BUENOS AIRES Jan 20 Three bombs exploding at strategic places on railway lines entering Buenos Aires before dawn this morning killed at least three per sons and injured a dozen others Daisy Claims She Built Up Bow Fortune LOS ANGELES Jan 20 Daisy De Voe former secretary of Clara Bow testified today it was tier financial ability that built the fortune the redhaired actress won from motion pictures Miss DeVoe was testifying in her trial on charges of stealing from the It girl Daisys promised expose of the intimate affairs of the film redhead fizzled quickly yesterday and the BowDe Voe audience frankly matched the jurors yawn for yawn Claras exsecretary was shushed by Superior Judge William C Doran before she could tinlimber a single bombshell the court ruling that the issue was simply whether Miss De Voe stole from the actress and that mud slinging wag not in order CHILLY NIGHT IS PASSED IN IOWA SubZero Weather Predicted for Most Parts of State DES MOINES Jan 20 last night was one of the coldest spots in tho nation The thermom eter dropped to four degrees above zero at Charles City with other cities in the state not far behind Authorities predicted subzero weather in most parts of Iowa to night Sioux City reported eight degree above zero last night while Council Bluffs thermometers read 16 above A light snow was reported early today at Dubuquc Davenport Sioux City Council Bluffs and Charles City Transportation was normal thru out the state POLICE GALLED IN GRAFT DEAL Sergeants to Explain Their Connection With Vice Resort CHICAGO Jan 20 tive Sergeants Peter Bernacchi and James Coleman were summoned to day before the special grand jury for an explanation officials said of their connections with the Rex ho tel a vice resort supposedly con trolled by Al Capone which was raided Sunday with startling re sults Assistants to the states attor ney conducting the inquiry into an alleged alliance of crime police and politicians said they wanted to know why Bernacchiand Coleman received their mail at the hotel why monetary sums were opposite their names on the managers ledgers and whether they had connections with gangsters and politicians Investigators said they would give the pair immunity from prose cution if they lent assistance to the inquiry Fight on Relief Put Aside While Report Is Heard WASHINGTON Jan 20 protracted congressional controv ersy over drought relief was halted temporarily today by the prohibi tion report of the Wickersham law enforcement commission Members oE both branches listened attentively as President Hoovers message transmitting the commissions findings was read Reaction was varied The report became the inspiration for pro posals for modifying or strengthen ing the dry laws Earlier the senate agriculture committee approved a plan to sell 20000000 bushels of wheat held by subsidiaries of the farm board for relief purposes President Given 1ower Under the proposal the president would designate the agency which would distribute grain after seeing to its manufacture into flour Minority Leader Garner of the house again accused republican leaders of gag rule He said he had been denied recognition when he sought to make a motion in the ways and means committee by Chairman Hawley Fish AntiCommunist Report Ridiculed by Soviet Russia Press MOSCOW Jan 20 So viet press today turned shafts oC ridicule against tho American Con gressman Hamilton Fiah Jr in long editorials denouncing liifl recent re port to the congress oi the United States on his investigation of com munity activities in that country The newspaper Izvcstia calls the report a skyscraper of insolence and the newspaper Pravda says of it of all antisoviet documents in the recent past the Fish report is the most impudent insolent antl ridiculous It is 90 pages of ab surdity based on forged documents Senator Thomas democrat Okla homa resumed his speech on In dian affairs which had previously consumed about four hours He ex plained his purpose was not to de lay legislation but to get justice for the Indians The house foreign affairs com mittee approved the Temple bill to authorize expenditure oE an addi tional for diplomatic and consular buildings abroad Seeks Early Action More than for imme diate public construction was addec to the deficiency appropriation bil by the senate appropriations com mittee Chairman Jones said he would seek early action by the sen ate Senator Elaine republican Wis consin introduced In the senate today immediately after receipt of the law enforcements commission prohibition report a resolution for a subprohibition amendment in line with the one conditionally suggested in the report The Elaine amendment would give congress power to regulate the liquor traffic He did not include that provision of the commissions recommendations giving congress authority lo prohibit liquor leaders moved to refer the commis sions findings to tho appropriate committees Effect to Be Great No one in official circles at the capital discounted the probable po tical effect having ramifications far into the fu ture One subject im mediately brot to the front was tho possible ef fect on Mr Hoovers own po litical fortunes Expressions o f opinion regard ing 1932 were withheld h o w ever pending a careful study of h i a message of transmitta Mr Hoover de scribed the re port as a temperate and judicial presentation He emphasized Its recommendations for better en forcement and said he hoped the lawmakers would give them con sideration at an appropriate time My own duty and that of all executive officials Is clear he said to enforce the law with all the means at our disposal without equivocation or reservation Doulilo Dry Force One outstanding commission pro posal for immediate legislation was that the number of prohibition agents now about 1100 should be doubled along with similar exten sive Increases of personnel charged with making the country dry Another waa that the clauses re Tuni to IIIRC f Column Hoover Will Dedicate Memorial to Harding WASHINGTON Jan 20 President Hoover today accepted an invitation to dedicate memorial at Marion time after May the Harding Ohio somo Crash in India Kills Two Military Airmen LAHORE India Jan 20 Two military airmen were killed at Risalpur today when their plane col lided at a height of 800 feet with an eagle wings reaching eight feet from tip to tip One airman jumped but his parachute failed to open The other was killed in the crasb Wea IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy somewhat colder cast and central por tions Tuesday night Wednes day generally fair somewhat colder cast and central portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning niavinmm Monday 20 Above Minimum In NitfJit 4 AJOVO At 8 a in Tuesday Ahovo Know Depth 5 Inches Ifven with a thick layer of snow on thn ground tho temperature continues high considering that Its January traditionally the month without nny heart Monday night3 low was 1 degrees above zero Dur ing the day Monday the mercury mounted almost to the melting point In fact there was melting on sidewalks and roofs and the snow level waa reduced generally from the 6 inches at which it stood Monday morning to 5 Inches Tues day morning   

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