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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 3, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home HIOM E K IS ttM ART OF IOWA I I N E S 1 HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOHTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PKR COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 3 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 101 Poor Would Not Gain Income Tax Remov al Would Affect But Few AID STAND By CHARLES P STEWART Feb 3 The wets and drys whole debate is so wonderful that perhaps no single detail of it can be called es pecially amaz ing all its de tails seem en titled to the su perlative classi fication Other wise one might feel justified in expressing a lit tle extra sur prise at the ef fective use by wets of the Bond Amendment to Go to Voters mi i ir nACCML BILL IS PASSE ROGERS 100 ARE KILLED argument Think of theenormous revenue Uncle Sam could be collecting if the liquor trade were legalized with a thumping tax on it In itself the proposition is sound enough The late Joseph McCoy veteran dQmo treasury actuary told shortly i to vote on the OKLAHOMA CITY Feb Back to the old home state and despite all the evils that have hit the whole world she looks pretty good The worst thing that can I happen to you in Oklahoma City is IS to hit an oil well for you cant sell the oil Appeared before the Oklahoma I legislature Mondayin joint session and injected a little seriousness i into what for one month has been JES MOINES Feb 3 a comedy deluxe Had a couple of resentative J H Johnson of hours food and conversation with Marion county good roads major Alfalfa Bill Murray America s a bill providing most colorful governor They will never impeach this maede Validity of I f tto I i n t Principal Point or Contention D Bodies of 28 Turkish Reactionaries Swing From Gibbets as Warning From Republic That Old Days Have Passed i t Tf Alfalfa grow right in the capitol Yours before his recent death that he esconstitutional amendment for a baby Hes too slick for emHes vj timated an excise on alcoholic highway bond issue got lots of common sense and if the erages at p reprohibition rates would be in the legislature peopie want a good government he would end the necessity for iate this afternoon or tomorrow will give it to em Sometimes I federal income taxation I have no Tne nouso of representatives ap joubt they do but watch old doubt he was quite right he was a ploved tne measure 67 to 41 late1 marvelous statistician and taxes Monday afternoon following a five were his specialty His opinion gen holu Debate between the amend erally was recognized as final on ments sponsors and opponents that subject Validity of the act was the princi pal point of contention HOWEVER comparatively fev tne Iowa supreme folk wet or dry have incomes court neid unconstitutional a road large enough to be taxed statute passed in 1929 the Bi t What good can it do such people legislature that year first approved to have Income taxation abolished the amendment it was adopted in Tn YIP sure Secretary the crmn form last week bv the fi ancialpewees but it is a mighty S indirect benefit at best nothing for the average head of a family on a year or less to get excited Torn to 1aKO 2 Column the same form last week by senate with little opposition Supports Attack Attorney General John Fletchers opinion that the amendment is in valid furnished the framework of yesterdays attack Supporters of the measure however cited opinion by seven other lawyers it was entirely legal Favors More Exemptions From Iowa Income Tax DBS MOINES Feb 3 UP An amendment increasing exemptions Earthquake Casualty List Mounts as Fire Razes Napier AUCKLAND N Z Feb 3 A Earthquake and fire levelled the city of Napier N Z today leaving a casualty list reported at 100 dead and 1000 injured and wrecked four nearby causing an undeter mined number of fatalities and in juries Napier was still ablaze and virtu ally helpless tonight the quake hav ng cut its water supply Its stunned populace stood by unable to count its dead and without effec ive means of fighting the fire Dyn amiting was resorted to in an at tempt to check the flames Shakes Coastal Region The first shock came shortly be fore 11 a m shaking a large por tion of the coastal region of Hawkes bay province of which Napier is the capital Hasicgs a town 15 miles from Napier reported 21 dead and 100 injured All early reports of casualties were expected to be exceeded as no accurate count could be made im mediately Dressing stations had been estab CANADIAN STATESMAN IN U S Citizens Are Kept at Home as Condemned Rebels Die Turn 10 10 YEARTERM St Paul Broker Convicted On Charge of Misusing amendment Mails NEW YORK Feb 3 victed in 20 minutes James A Con nolly St Paul Minn broker ha I been sentenced to 10 years in prison J1 and fined for misusing the iV mails in the sale of stolen securities fj1 Receiving the jurys verdict of guilty on three counts yesterday Federal Judge John C Knox forth with fined and sentenced him to five in Atlanta penitentiary on each suspending the last penalty on the condition that hfe never again engage in brokerage Connolly specifically was charged with handling in securities lost in midwest bank robberies Up wards of 50 witnesses including bank officials and brokers from Iowa Indiana Michigan niinou Wisconsin and Texas testified that he sold stolen bonds and refused to repurchase them when their origin I became known Without calling a witness the de fense contended that Connolly bought and sold securities like any broker and could not be held re sponsible for their source Notice of intention to appeal was not given Some of the bonds alleged to have been handled by Connolly were claimed to have been stolen from the Cherokee Iowa bank Officer also wanted to question Connolly in Section with the 590000 robbery The over the constitui in the proposed state Income tax tiouality of the amendmentledRep I was introduced in the Iowa senate resentative AH Avery of Clay today by Senator H Do ran of county and other speakers to deBoone clare that the legislature was not Under the amendment a single a court that the supreme court man Would be allowed an exemption alone should pass on Its validity of 51250 from his income and a Thev held that the state was bound man Under the orig morally to relieve the counties of jnaj measure one per cent would be bonds voted in expectation of the payej on the first and would l I I innlnflaa ft rTftT nfl GElnll SUC increase one per cent on each suc of the bank Ottumwa Iowa Saving ROBINSON LEADS TIRADE AGAINST Limiting debate to five minute up to a maximum of neeches shortly before the vote 5 per cettt A deduction of from the jy pad wouid be allowed in the case of married men and in the case of single men Dorans amend ment would make the one per cent tax applicable to the first re maining after the exemption was deducted and would increase on a graduated scale Cleans Up Calendar The senate cleaned up its calendar by passing three minor bills with out dissent and adjourned before noon until Wednesday One of the measures by Booth of Shelby designates county trunk roads as arterial highways and au AUNT MET By Robert Quillen GENERAL STRIKE Move Is Protest at Increase in Power Given to President HAVANA Feb 3 general trike to last 2t hours or more has been called to begin in Havana at 6 p m today in protest at re newed authorization by the Cuban congress for suspension of consti utional guarantees Havana labor organizations meet ng separately last night voted to call the walkout There were indi cations that the order would be widely obeyed Most Havana news papers their employes ijave notice they would attempt to publish While the chief grievance is the renewed authorization for suspen sion of constitutional guarantees the strike order also cites the recent suspensions of most of the Havana newspapers imprisonment of stu dents and other measures of de fense adopted by the administra tion of President Machado The GO day suspension of consti tute al guarantees decreed by Pres ident Machado in December after islandwide disturbances will eno tomorrowbut under a new author izing order passed last week by the house of representatives and ap proved last night by the senate the president may at any time renew the suspensions for an indefinite the devastated dis trict but rabre nurses were badly new casualties were constantly being reported School Boys Killed It was feared that 14 boys ha been killed in the collapse of a buidling connected with a school at Napier The quakes were reported contin uing late tonight and hundreds ar ranged to sleep in the open All communication with the outside was severed excepting radio service which delivered first reports of the disaster Relief was being rushed from all available places by arship train and airplane Primo Minister B B Bennett left of Cunadii was welcomed to Washington by Henry L Stlmson secretary of state when he arrived in the capital for nn unofficial visit He was accompanied by IlaufonI MaoNliler of Mason City U S minister to the dominion By MUSCIHA RING MENEMEN Turkey Feb 3 T The bodies of 28 Turkish Moslem reactionaries swung from gibbets in the cold Balkan wind today in a stern warning from the republic that the days of the caliphate have democra passed forever nounced Singly and In some cases by position groups the condemned men conJ against victed of leading an abortive rev olutionary movement here Dec 23 were led at dawn from their cells to the gallows where Gypsy hangmen kowestern caps oddly topping baggy Turkish trousers and scarlet sashes swung them qloft Kept in Homes Because of the martial law which as been in effect since the revolt itizens were kept in their homes until 8 a m and there were almost no witnesses to the executions be yond a few officials An occasional cream could be heard from women peeping from behind shuttered win iows however and with the ad vance of day shuddering crowds passed the gruesome scene Perhaps the only cheerful place in Menem en today was the prison where seven persons rejoiced he caused their sentences were com muted at the lost moment from death to 24 years imprisonment These were all over 65 or under 20 Deadlock Over Drought Relief Continues Unbroken WASHINGTON Feb 3 P re s i d e n t Hoover stopped squarely into the relief appropria tions dispute today with a detailed defense of the administrations op position to federal aid Simultaneously at the capitol democratic leader Robinson dc as unconscionable tho taken by those aligned dividing tho burden be 00X UNABLE TO affecteO make no Turn to Fngc 2 Column urner Reappoints Riepe as Member of Highway Commission 1 Im glad I took dinner I with Sue Since eatin her i pie crust it dont make me feel so cheap when she passes us in her swell car term Water Too Rough for Hop off of Germanys Giant Seaplane LAS PALMAS Canary Islands Feb 3 After several attempts to get into the air in continuation of their flight across the Atlantic officers of the DOX giant German eaplane had suspended their flight oday until tomorrow The plane taxied yesterday from near Las Palmas to Bahia Gando 7ut even there the water was too rough today for the takeoff with the Des Moines Woman Seriously Wounded by SelfFired SKo DES MOINES Feb 3 Frances Foreman 26 a widow was in a serious condition in a hos pital here from a wound in the ab domen said to be self inflicted Mrs George McCoy a friend iu whose apartment the shooting took place said Mrs Foreman and a man whom she introduced as a friend came to the apartment a short time before the shooting Mrs McCoy and her husband were there at the time Later Mrs McCoy said she heard two shots and found Mrs Foreman wounded lying on the bedroom floor DES MOINES Feb 3 Dan Turner today nominated A L Urick Des Moines for statp labor commission and reappointed C C liepe Burlington as a member of he state highway commission Meanwhile the senate in execu tive session confirmed the reap pointment of J H Honfierson as state commerce counsel Urick will replace H V Hoyer as head of the labor deportment on July 1 He formerly held that poii tion and was for several years state president of the federation of labor Riepe an attorney is one of two democratic members cf the high way commission This is the second nomination of three places which the governor must fill an that body The senate already has ronfirme the selection of Tliomns A Way Des Moines as one republican mem ber but it was not indicated wheth er he will succeed Clifford Kites of Anamosa or H A Darting of Glen wood Lady Daughter of Goulds Dies American Heiress as Bride Dazzled Society LONDON Feb 3 for mer Helen Vivien Gould American heiress who as the youthful bride of the fifth Baron Decies dazzled Eng lish society died here at dawn to day of a heart attack which devel oped from jaundice She was 39 years old and had been ill three weeks Death came in a London nursing home Besides her husband who has had a famous career in the army she left three children a son and two daughters The granddaughter of Jay Gould whose railroad manipulations made him a money king of the post Civil war period Lady Decies came to he known in England for the spectacles she sometimes presented society her penchant for the unexpected and a lavish but charming hostess She was married in 1311 when she was 19 The ceremony was per formed in New York its splendour and the prominence of the princi pals giving it wide publicity Her name was frequently in the headlines particularly when on her TUESDAY SENATE Begins debate oil independent of fices supply bill Commerce committee continues taking of testimony on oil tariff pro posals Banking committee hears further testimony in its financial investiga tion Public lands committee begins in quiry into Keliey oil shale charges Monday Keview Resumes debate on Howell bill to provide for stringent prohibition en forcement in District of Columbia Banking committee hears propos als for repeal of capital gains tax Banking subcommittee continues hearings on nomination of Eugene Meyer as governor ot federal re serve board HOUSE Debates annual supply District of Columbia tween the treasury and the gener ous hearted Thus was maintained tho dead lock on this latest issue which threatens a special session the new congress At the outset of his statement to tho regular press conference tho president called attention to cer tain senators having declared they will force an extra session unless appropriations for charitable purposes arc forthcoming There followed his view that starting such appropriations would strike at the roots of self government Willing to Pledge I am willing to pledge myself he said in conclusion that if the time should ever come that the vol untary agencies of this country to gether with the local and state gov ernments are imablo to find re sources with which to prevent hun ger and suffering in my country I wiU ask tho aid of every resource years of age tne federal government because 32 GibbetsErected 11 would rip more see T3iVrtytwo yesterday for the condemned but at the last moment the Turkish par liament at Angora commuted the sentences of two and two others terrified at the approach of their hour of doom died of heart disease In cases were it was possible the gibbets were erected on the spots were the condemned men harangued Turn to 1use 2 F MAYTUTTLE DIES AT OSAGE Services for GlobeGazette Correspondent Will Be Held Wednesday OSAGE Feb F May Tattle 62 well known newspaper writerand naturalist died here this morning at oclock following any senator or congressman I have faith in the American people that such a day will not come In the senate Robinson of Ar kansas asked whether it did not seem strange that they who thot it advantageous to nrnlce liberal ap propriations from thu federal treos Tnm to 1agfl 2 Column GOVERNOR TURNER HALED INTO POLICE COURT PAYS FINE more than 4000 gallons of which the craft is carrying fuel The next lap of the flight will be from here to the Cape Verde Is lands the plane continuing from there to Fernando Do Noronha Na tal Rio de Janeiro and New York The DOX came here Saturday from Lisbon DAISY bill for nn illness of several weeks Funeral ismct oi services will be held at 2 o clock Veterans committee considers leg Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist islative program church in charge of the Rev John Agriculture committee prepares to D Kern act on oleomargerine measures Mrs Tuttle had been a reporter Interstate commerce committee for 10 years on the Osage News and maternity was a correspondent for the Globe Gazette and contributed to other publications She was well known iil nrriolPH DES MOINES Feb 3 Dan Turner was a visitor in police court this request It cost him Tagged Saturday for double park ing he wus requested to appear yes terday but arrived after the court closed On the back of his summons card he wrote Called No one in Due for con ference at state house Will appeal again He appeared before Judge T F Mershon today pleaded guilty and insisted on paying his fine works on infancy and bill Monday Review honeymoon she smoked a cigaret ai the railroad station in Brunswick Ga Her reception in the British court was a triumph and she be came one of the most prommen figures of English society Lary Decies was one of the heirs to the Gould fortune over which legal battles raged for years Her father was the late George Jay Gould 11LU LLUIL y IV i Passed public build for her bird studies Several bin by her were published on this sun Passed measure to establish dir ject and she has given many ad igible base at Sunnyvale Cal dresses on nature She was an ac Agriculture committee approved live member of the Baptist ciiurcn proposal to use to expand for many years agriculture credit corporations Besides her husband Hiram Four Ottumwa Banks to Merge as Union Company OTTUMWA Feb 3 of four Ottumwa banks into an in stitution to be known as the Union Bank and Trust company was an nounced today Tho banks fnnlveri are the Ottumwa Savings Iowa National Ottumwa National and Wapcllo County Savings Judge Refuses Her Plea for New Trial on Theft of Claras Money LOS ANGELES Feb 3 a written plea for mercy by Clara Bow and a jurys recommendation for leniency stood today between penitentiary wails and Daisy De Voe convicted of the theft of from the film redhead The slim blond Daisv who until Hollywoods recent real life thriller was the film flappers secretary and pal saw her hope for a new trial go glimmering in Superior Judge Wil liam Dorans court yesterday A plea for probation instead of a one to 10 year sentence for the grand theft conviction was entered by Daisys counsel William Belrne when the plea for a new trial was denied Beginning Tomorrow WEDNESDAY MAD LAUGHTER A Thrilling Mystery Story That Will Keep You Guessing Until the Very End riCUlLUlU uiuuil 111 qnmp Chairman Fish of the house comTuttle who has been 11 for some munist investigating committee time and will bo unable to attend asked Secretary Stimson to obtain the services she is amvivcd by two permission for investigators to study daughters Mrs Ruth Conner Rudd p K I Mrs Dorothy Sampson Olare mont one son Donald Osage who is deputy district clerk and three i aisters Miss Harriet B Woodard use convict labor in Russia Des Moines who has been here for a time caring for her sister Mrs Alice Jenkins Des Moines and Mrs Olive Ogg Newton Three grand children are also living Markets at a Glance STOP IN JAMAICA Little Island Extends One of Greatest Welcomes in Its History KINGSTON Jamaica Feb 3 today extended one of the greatest welcomes its history to the Prince of Wales and his NEW YORK brother Prince George arriving at stocks firm pivotal shares im noon aboard the Oropesa from Ha prove moderately vann Bermuda and Spain Bonds irregular governments Thousands from outside the city strong as decline is halted flocked here to bo present when the two princes who are cnroute to South America on a British good will tour debark for their island reception Tomorrow morning the Prince or Wales will unveil the memorial clock tower at Kingston parish church erected to honor the Ja maicans who fell in the World war The royal party will sail southward I bullish farm stocks for the Panama canal zone later in the day Curb steady leading shares dull Butter unsettled Foreign exchanges firm Spanish exchanges drop with silver Sugar lower easier spot market CHICAGO Wheat firm bullish veather and good export Bales Canada Corn firm small receipts and Cattle steady to strong Hogs irregular IOWA WEATHER Fair Tuesday night and Wed nesday Slightly colder Tuesday night in tho northwest portion antl in tho extreme cast portion Wednesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 50 Alinve Minimum in Night 29 Above At 8 A M Tuesday 33 Abovu Trace of Ircclpitution A pea soup fog i3 a term which Londoners might apply to the weather phenomenon which was vis ited upon Mason City and North Iowa Monday night It was so dense that it precipitated upon trees and dripped off in large drops Motoring was a hazardous undertaking It fol lowed a warm clear day and Tues day morning all traces of tho fog had vanished The average temper ature for February thus far has been about 40 degrees
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