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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home i 0 E ft ii l 3 ML ART r OF IOWA i K S M 0 I N E S 1 A THE NEWSPAPER THAI MAKES ALL NORTH IOWA3VS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION L XXXVII ETVE CENTS PER COPYASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JAN 24 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 93 fooverFirm Un Dry Stand Wickersham Report Variously Taken by Others TURNER ASKS IOWA U PROBE By CHAIILES P STEWART Jan 24 There may be two opinions con c e r n i n g the meaning of the Wi c k ersham commissi ons prohibition re port Wets inter pret it their way and drys inter pret it theirs But there ap pears to be no doubt about the position Presi de n t Hoover committed him self to in his message trans oitting the report to congress What he favors is prohibition is It was a declaration which set Jed the political situation in cer L of its aspects as a pinch of sail precipitates sediment in a glassful lof roily water Mr Hoover generally has been Classified as a dry to be sure Still even tho the drys claimed llrim G O P wets always have re Irainded them that he never had said irrevocably aligning him self among the eighteenth amend fments bitter enders Indeed the Jivets incined to emphasize his refer lence to the noble experiment in that recognition of it as an experi ent left the opportunity open to him so they argued to say any ftime that it had had a fair trial ad was a failure ESS than 24 hours in advance of the Wickersham reports deliv from the white house to the lawmakers on Capitol Hill a repub politician whose hunches have o trick of verifying themselves lyith remarkable frequency forecast me that it would prove to bo Blacklidge Resigns Post Denies Complicity PROPOSES THAT HOUSES TAKE UP ist predominantly wet enough to Turii to raEO S Colnmn 6 SAYS ERROR OF JUDGMENT WAS HER ONLY FAULT 111 in Hospital Issues Statement Jan 24 deny vany complicity in the swindle by her political friend Edward R Lit singer lost 550000 to sharpers at Springfield Mrs Myrtle Tanner Blacklidge today issued a formal statement following her resignation from the office of collector of inter nal revenue She was ill in a hospi tal In quitting her a year job Mrs Blacklidge pleaded error in judgment denied any ulterior mo tives in inducing Litsinger to lend her to help recuperate her fortunes which had been at low ebb since the almost simultaneous deaths of her husband and son last April Sense of Obligation It is my sense of obligation to my government to rny kin to my friends and to those who have placed their trust in me by giving me the opportunity to public service that compels me at this time to re move myself from the service thi3 relieving all of the embarrassment which I know my grave mistake in DISPUTE THE WAY LOST DAISY IN JAIL WAITS SENTENCE ON THEFT COUNT Secretary Convicted of Stealing From Film i It jirl ROGERS Associated PrcssPloto Myrtle Tanner BlncUHdjfe federal collector of internal rev enue Chlcajro claimed she was swindled in a faro game out of 850000 loaned her by Edward H HtsiURcr lionril review member Litsinger said she borrowed the money to settle an estate Mrs Blacklidge re signed her overnmcnt position 2 HONEYMOONS Sentenced to Federal Institutions for Theft of Auto DBS MOINES Jan 24 Raw today interrupted the honey ffnoons of two newly wedded couples Jfiiree of the quartet going to federal f institutions F The four with ioiimr couple Lwere found guilty in federal court of transporting a stolen automobile from Mobile Ala to Iowa William Hoyt Bennett 16 was iven a year and a day at a boys training school in Washington D C Hiswife also 16 was released on the grounds that her husband was L responsible for her part in the theft I Lee William Dean Jones Jr 18 received an 18 months sentence in I Fort Leavenworth penintentiary and his wife 21 was sentenced to three months in the Polk county I jail James Irwin 23 another mem f her of the party got theree months in jail and Mabel Walker 21 was i released when other members of the group testified she did not know the car had been stolen Mrs Jones and Miss Walker were arrested in Marshalltown where they had gone to seek work Others of the party were arrested here Mail Pilot Sets Mark in OmahaDes Moines Trip DES MOINES Jan 24 fcoppin Boeing air pilot today made the trip from Omaha to Des Moines in two hours and 29 minutes bet tering by one minute the best pre vious time made by Rube Wagner another Boeing pilot judgment tho with no wrong or ui terior motive has brot on she said hospital and ever since that terrible in Springfield when I was misled and was made a dupe by criminals I have decided the right course for me to pursue is to add to my other losses and suffer ings the resignation from the ser vice which I loved and which I served faithfully Weight of Woe My terrible experience at Spring field is another weight of woe placed upon me I made a grave mistake ol judgment there in trusting men who gained my confidence by posing as friends and associates of my dear husband and who misled me into believing that they were my friends Turn to 1aja 2 Column Iowa House Votes I Study Committee APPEAL MADE IN STEEL DECISION Officials Seek Removal of Injunction Against Merger YOUNGSTOWN Ohio Jan 24 Youngstown Sheet and Tube company and its directors today appealed from the injunction restrainingthe companys merger with the Bethlehem Steel corpora tion Legal steps necessary to continue the longand bitter court battle which was initiated by Cyrus S Eaton of Cleveland merger foe were taken shortly after the board of directors determined to appeal Counsel for the company filed three appeal bonds of one for each of the three against the company against the company with Bethlehem and against Sheet and Tube directors DBS MOINES Jan 24 house today by a vote of 90 to passed a resolution providing for the creation of an additional stand ing committee to Etudy public ex penditures with a view of obtaining greater economy nnd efficiency in state and local government The resolution was presented by Representatives H M Greene of Pottawattamie J H Johnson of Marion and M R McCaulley of Cal houn county It provides for a com mittee of 12 members one from each congressional district and one at large the committee to report be fore the date for the final introduc tion of bills Opposed to Measure Representative J P Gallagher of Iowa county said he opposed the measure unless the committee re ports to this session He declared that each member could get all the information needed in one days re search in his own community Rep resentative W M Short of Wood bury county said the legislature should beginto plan to reduce ex penditures and practice economj without waiting for any committee report The house also approved appoint ment rf two joint committees from the appropriations committees ti visit stateaided institutions Th vote was 78 to 13 Representative B G Allen of Po cahontas county said he would sup port the resolution but warne against making it a social junket Turn to Page 2 Column AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I didnt even know Jen nie had married into one o the fine old families until I seen heigoin around takin orders for silk stockins American Marines in Nicaragua Engage in Skirmish With Rebels MANAGUA Nicaragua Jan 24 United States marines op erating in the state of Telepaneca today engaged in a brief skirmish with an insurgent group whose leader was not identified killing and wounding several of the band There were no casualties among the marines Seymour Puts Up Bond on Charge of Perjury LINCOLN Nebr Jan 24 Victor Seymour formerly a lender in republican politics who was in dicted for perjury In connection with his testimony here before a United States senate Investigating committee today furnished bond which was approved SUIT IS LOST BY TOM MIX Zack Miller ofl 01 Ranch t Collect for Breach of Contract ERIE Pa Jan 24 Col Zac Miller owner of the 101 ranch show was awarded 390000 in his breac of contract suit against Tom Mb movie cowboy by a jury here todaj Miller had sued Mix for 532500 charging that the actor had broke a promise to appear as a circu rider in 101 ranch shows Mix denied an agreement had been made The show owner claimed Mix joined the SellsKioto circus at the time he had agreed to appear with the 101 ranch outfit in 1929 The verdict was the reverse ol that returned earlier in the week at Natchez Miss where Colonel Miller had entered suit for The Natchez jury decided Mix had not committed libel in denyinghe en tered an agreement with Colonel Miller to appear as a cowboy in the 101 ranch shows TWO ACCUSED IN KIDNAPING CASE ostal Worker at Spencer Alleges He Was Captive at Hunting Shack SPENCER Jan of a amage suit growing out of an al eged kidnaping has been served ou wo Spencer residents in behalf of Leo McGuire employe of the local ostoffice The defendants in the ae ion will be Rush Smith automobile ealer here and Dr R W Remer dentist Damages sought totai 45000 The story as it unfolds itself in he petition prepared in the case and in the narrative related by Mr ktcGulre is that he was picked up y the two defendants in an auto mobile and taken to a hunting shack near Lake Center school 12 niles northeast of Spencer aud there subjected to third degree methods in an endeavor to make lira admit that he was responsible for an anonymous letter received by he wife of one of the defendants McGuires story includes referen ces to threats of branding made ay his two alleged captors while they brandished a hot poker over his head He according to hio story was bound the while There is also a mention of a chase across a plowed field in an attempt to escape and a subsequent recapture while he and a nearby farmer were on their way to a tele phone to notify county officials ot his plight Later according to his story an employe of Smith arrived with i stenographer for purposes of copy ing his confession Worn down how ever by the gruellingmethods em ployed McGuire collapsed at last and was returned to Spencer where he claims under threat of death n he squawked he remained silent for more than a week while he was recovering from the shock of the al leged kidnaping The anonymous letter at the base of the alleged capture was said b Mr Smith and Dr Remer to bring in the name of the divorced wife of a Spencer bank officer Attorneys for Mr McGuire are Lovrein and Rader of Spencer LOS ANGELES Jan 24 Convicted by the compromise ver ict of an exasperated jury which or hours had been deadlocked 8 to for acquittal Daisy De Voe lang ished in jail today awaiting sen ence for theft from her former em Ioyer Clara Bow of the films After more than 48 hours of bit er wrangling the jury of seven men and five women finally brot in a verdict yesterday holding Daisy guilty one of the 35 counts of jrand theft with which she was iharged and recommending clemen cy Daisy Dismayed Oh my God Daisy cried when the verdict was heard But Im not guilty If they were going to make me guilty of one count I was guil ty of all How could they do it She was assisted into an ante room by friends who tried vainly to quiet her sobbing There was little or no exultation over the verdict in the Bow house hold where the red haired actress is ill with a cold For Daisys sake I hope the court will be lenient said Clara who accused Miss De Voe of steal ing S1504S35 One to 10 Years i The court set next Monday for passing sentence Conviction on the one count carries a penalty of one to 10 years imprisonment A petition for probation will be prepared immediately and sub mitted to the court defense Attor ney Nathan Fredman announced Jurors said a terrific struggle pre ceded the compromise verdict which they said was arrived at while the jury stood eight to four for acquit tal Two women jurors they re PINE BLUFF Ark Jan Just come from England Ark the town you read about where the peo ple wanted food It seemed mighty peaceful and happy now Went to the school there where the children were being fed at lunch time all they wonted of fine vegetable soup cooked in a big vat that had been a whisky still and presented to the ause by a patriotic moonshiner This is the very heart of the mosl needy section in America And yel ts the most fertile land you ever saw But the country people abso utely have nothing The Red Cross as usual is doing great work In ust these two counties I visitec Friday they are feeding 8000 faml ies with an average of six to the family You dont know what hart times are till you go into some o these houses Weather is with em now but if it turns cold there wil be a lot of suffering This is not a plea its just a re port but Its the worst need I eve Last Armour Leaves Post With Packers Former Stenographer at Head of Chicago House Yours TASK TOGETHER President Jessup Says Investigation Is Welcome SI I SENATE MOVES TO WARD BALLOT UPON DRY LAW Wheeler Claims Hoover Moist Brookhart Protests CHICAGO Jan 24 irm of Armour and company lackers today was headed by T 3eorge Lee a former stenographer whose election to the presidency was followed almost immediately by he resignation of Pliilip D Ar mour third first vice president and member of the companys board of directors Thus executive control of Armour and company which for 63 years has had some member of the fa mous family in an official position passed completely into the hands of others The third Philip is a grand son of old P D Armour the founder Was Fourth Kesignation Armours withdrawal as art ex ecutive was the fourth resignation among members of the Armour family within the past few years Lester Armour also a grandson of the founder resigned as a vice president in March of 1929 and Lavirance H Armour resigned as a vico president in 1920 Laurance and A Watson Armour however remain as directors Armour announced his severance of nearly 17 years of association with the company in a brief state ment In which he said that under the circumstances there was no al ternative adding that his action was the greatest disappointment of his life He declined to amplify the statement but itwas learned that he had looked forward to be coming president of the concern after the death of F Edson White i Killed in Fall White was killed Jan 15 when he fell from the seventh floor win dow of his home Armours place as first vice pres ident was taken by Philip L Reed Fred J Reynolds was named as a director ported held out for conviction on all of the counts The jury finally picked one of the counts charging the theft of 5825 two days before Daisy was fired as Claras secretary and voted a conviction Woman Held Out One of the women jurors Mrs Mary A Everett mother of two grown daughters admitted leading the fight for conviction as a lesson to other young girls Crowds were attracted to the trial when the red haired actress took the stand and Identified a heap of tele grams and letters from her boy friends containing Impassioned en dearments Then when Daisy took the witness chair and began to de tail life in the Bow residence with poker parties liquor purchases and other intimate phases brot to the fore interest reached fever pitch Judge Doran put a damper on the sensational proceedings however by ruling no more mud slinging was necessary to determine the guilt or innocence of the frail exsecretary Hogs Reported Dying of Rabies Epidemic in Muscatine County MUSCATINE Jan 24 hogs belonging to John Downer were diagnosed as having rabies to day by University of Iowa special ists Hogs on other farms were re ported today to be ill and several to be dying from the disease which has been prevalent in the city for some time j The city has ordered en forcement of a quarantine The Muscatine Journal today de manded that state health officials quarantine the entire county CONVICTS SAVED AS PRISON BURNS 235 Women 327 Men March to Safety in Alabama Blaze WETUMPKA Ala Jan 24 Wl fire consumed tho 92 year old main building and left wing of the institution 235 women and 327 men prisoners marched ra pidly from the state prison here early today without loss of life or injury The flames were discovered at midnight on the third floor of the main building housing a garment factory and had gained headway before the Wetumpka and Mont gomery fire departments could get sufficient water pressure to fight the blaze When the alarm was sounded in the prison the fire was in the main building All prisoners were aroused and directed into the yard where they huddled under guard while the flames roared thru the building The north wing housing the wo mens cell blocks and the main building both burned bill after more than two hours the flames were checked and the south wing in which youthful male prisoners were confined was saved WASHINGTON Jan 24 senate moved today toward its first showdown vote of the session upon the prohibition law As it took the Howell bill to fasten upon the district of Columbia a drastic enforcement statute Sen ator Bingham republican Con necticut countered with a move to legalize 4 per cent beer thruout the nation Wets admitted however the Bingham measure had no chance of passage Senator Wheeler democrat Mon tana told the senate today inti mates of President Hoover have passed out the word secretly that the president is moist on the pro hibition issue Heads Newspapers The Montanans assertion came after he read newspaper articles purporting to show persons close to Mr Hoover have informed news papermen his position on prohibi tion as stated in his message on the Wickersham report had been mis interpreted The inference has been given out said Wheeler according to these newspaper stories by the political secretary of Mr Hoover Walter Newton that the president is moist to say the least Senator Brookhart republican Iowa said he understood from the newspaper stories that tho presi dent was In favor of revision to make the law stronger I am with him added Brook hart Will Be Disappointed Yes said Wheeler I under stand the senator from Iowa wants to think the president is as dry as he is He surely will be as disappointed in the presidents dryness as he was Turn 1o Fuse 2 Column Briand Declines Offer to Become French Premier PARIS Jan 24 It was of ficially announced tonight that Aristide Briand had definitely de clined an offer to become premier of France tendered by President Doumergue He has refused the post three times in the past 18 months in the belief that he is more valuable to the nation as foreign minister con tinuing his task of building a per manent peace for Europe Observers thot that if Briam should decline to become premier the president would turn to PiertR Flandin to Pierre Laval or to Lou Barthou S MOINES Jan 21 Governor Dan Turner today sent a message to the Iowa genera assembly requesting a joint legis liitive investigation of the Univer sity of Iowa administration Inhis message addressed to the president speaker senators snc representatives Governor Turnei said There has been brot before ho legislative and executive branchrf of the state government and a con siderable proportion of our citizen ship a series of charges against the ndministration of the University of Iowa They are grave charges alleging IrregulariLicH too serious to bo loler ated if they are true We must know and quickly whether Uioy true Before Legislatim Charges such us have been laiu before the legislature aud mysell cannot lie ignored if Uic state is L protect its good name Recognising that the assembly ulreatly tacci heavy responsibilities neverthe less feel that I should vuvile your early consideration the mutto herein officially laid before you There must be a vigorous impartial and courageous investigation ol these charges As fair to the ac cused as to the accusers but first of all indisputably fair to tile citi zents of Iowa In justice to the situation I re commend to both brandies of thi general assembly that a legislative joint committee be appointed with out delay to thoroly investigate the conditions of the management of the state university The board ot education which is the governing board of the institution and the authorities who are in immediate charge of the institution should welcome such an investigation II the charges are unfounded in fact those accused will be vindicated bv the investigation and if the charges are true we should be swiftly ap prised so that steps may be taken to remedy any wrongful condition Respectfully submitted Signed Dan W Turner Governor No Further Comment The message was received in both I he senate and the house No indica tion was given as to when any member of either body would cat i up for consideration Governor Turner commenting on the statement said the message speaks for itself It is due the uni Tum in Incc rolunin 9Rt Wea Markets at a Glance NEW YORK and accessory shares rise active issues nar rowly higher utilities heavy European selling Chicago steady forecast favorable weather steady predictions larger receipts to lower IOWA WEATHER Generally fair 1ml not quite so cold in tho northwest portion Saturday nijjht Sunday partly cJoiidy and culdcr LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures to 24 hour period ending at S oclocV Saturday morning Maximum Friday 39 Above Minimum in Night 16 Above At 8 A M Saturday 38 Above Friday had all the appearances the traditional January thaw Tlu inch layer of saow was reduced by packing and actual melting to 2 inches under the influence of i bright sun and a temperature which fell only 1 degree short of 40 Melt ing operations were resumed early Saturday forenoon under aimont identical conditions WEEKS FORECAST CHICAGO Jan 24 The report to the dispatchers of outiOok for the week beginning THREE KILLED IN WRECK OF TRAIN Sewanee Special Is Derailed in Tennessee North of Chattanooga ATLANTA Ga Jan 24 Southern railway officials here said today they had received reports that the Sewanee Special fast pas senger train had been derailed near Oakdale Tenn killing the engineer fireman and one woman passenger They had no namea A relief train was dispatched from Chattanooga Tenn with doc tors and nurses fice here said nine cars left the rails Oakdale is about 125 miles north of Chattanooga toward Cincinnati Mrs Woodrow Wilson in Automobile Wieck WASHINGTON Jan 24 lice headquarters was informed to day that Mrs Woodrow Wilson widow of the war president was in an automobile which was wrecked near the fashionable Mayflower ho tel The first reports gave no de tails Monday For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri fair and colder beginning of week occasional snows over north and mostly fair over south portions re mainder of week somewhat warmer middle and colder at end of week   

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