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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home I ij ii LOM E R 11 I G W E U A3 T C i P T 0 F I 0 iV A MO I N ES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IQWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII CENTS PER COPY PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 4 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE in i ii L I j NO 102 OPENING INSTALLMENT MAD LAUGHTER ItEUMSED BY CESTWA1 rflEri t A tHRlLLING MYSTERY STORY by MILES BURTON ALTHO the fog was so thick that from the pavement one could scarcely see the lights of the vehicles in the roadway Mr Thomas Herridge known to his intimates as Pussy hurried confidently on nis way avoiding collisions with a peculiar lithe dexterity He crosed Ox ford Street and was at once swallowed up in the deep yellow murk which filled the gaps between the houses like the depths of some turbid sea Here foot passengers were much less frequent hut curiously enough insteadof quickening his pace Mr Herridge slackened it And yet perhaps this was natural enough Even the most expo rienced Londoner might have been excused for losing his bearings Once awav from the railings which guarded the area steps one was lost as it in some uncharted land The taxi drivers had long ago given up their hopeless attempts to find their way and the side streets were prac tically deserted At intervals a dim halo would loom out of the fog marking the position a lamppost Beyond this the wayfarer had no heacon by which to guide his uncertain footsteps it was not any doubt of his whereabouts that caused Mr Her ridge to modify his haste He seemed to be in possession of a sixth sense which tojd him unfailingly of his locality He was in fact in Wood bridge Square surrounded by tall and dignified houses from behind whose closely curtained windows came no single gleam of light Mr Herridge walked slowly round the Square twice every sense on tho alert He saw for a fleeting mo ment the lantern of a policeman on beat he heard the steps of one or two cautious pedestrians feeling their way along the railings now and then a faint whiff of cooking reached his nose thru an area win dow And at last apparently satis fied he paused beneath a lamppost to consult a neat silver watch which he carried on his wrist It was halfpast eight Foran instant he stood tense and listening The fog was like a curtain him thru which an indistinct roar came to him in muffled waves of sound But his sharp ears could detect no footsteps in his vicinity and with a smile of satisfaction he started to walk again count ing his steps carefully Thirty yards SAYS BANK OWES IOWA U Says Butler Is Reckless Stewart Describes Personality as Magnetic Hoover Rejects Compromise on Aid Issue CARAWAY ASKS HOUSE MEMBERS TO REPEAT TALK Arkansas Senator Says Cramton Hung Up Phone from the limppost lie crossed the pavement with outstretched hands untii he felt the masonry of a pil lar One more tense pause and then with incredible agility and swift ness he swarmed up the pillar into the darkness But fog and darkness had no ter rors for Mr Herridge Reaching the X ibB flung out diidielt Jetting Grasping this he swung himself up and In a couple of seconds found himself on the balcony above the porch of Lord Hardways town house His first action on reaching the balcony was unexpected From the pockets of his raincoat ho produced a pair ot light gymnasium shoes Then swiftly unlacing his boots he drew them off and slipped on the shoes Finally he divested himself of his coat and laid this and the boots carefully in one corner of the balcony Peer as he would he could find no gap thru which he could see any thing of the room within But his experience told him that no curtains shaded a window so completely oa to hide every glimmer of a lighted Turn o rune 8 Column Nine Men Feared Lost in Wreck of Seaplane PLYMOUTH Eng Feb 4 Nine men in the crew of a royal air force seaplane were feared lost today when the ship went into a dive while maneuvering over Ply mouth sound struck the water with great force and was wrecked by an explosion Wolheim Made to Rest Nervous Breakdown By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 4 Maj Gen Smed ley D Butler not only is desper ately strenuous He has one of those magnetic personalities too If he is anywhere around it is im possible to miss coming into con tact with him The first time I ever met him we happened to get into the same elevator The minute I looked at him I rec Smed ButlerIt is true I had seen pictures of him However one may easily see a mans picture then see the man himself and not put the two to gether but not in the case of I im mediately At that point a muteia acquaintance introduced us so there was no doubt about it Yet Smed is an individual of no especially imposing presence Ha is only mediumsized The solely con spicuous thing about him is a tricl he has of sticking his under lip ou quite prominently but anyone can do it It is his personality that makes Smed noticeable rather than his appearance TO VISIT with for awhile as he and I and our mutal acquain tance did for half an hour upon get ting out of the elevator Smed is highly likable and entertaining He has led an adventurous lite and tells about it very picturesquely As a steady diet I would imagine hat he might pall on a person who ccasionally wanted a little of the ttcntion on his own account Wherever Smed may be only wo classes of folk are Smed and his audience If it is a veilbehaved respectful audience Turn rii IURe 8 Column WASHINGTON Feb 4 Thesenate today rejected the nomination of George Otis Smith to be chairman ot the power commission preparatory to testing his right to office in tho courts Feb 4 W forts to compromise the con deadlock over relief funds were in an uncertain stage today while both houses worked away at other legislative problems SenatoiWatson oJ Indiana anc Senator McNary of Oregon leader and assistant leader of the republi cans returned from the white house and reported compromise sugges tions had been greeted coldly by the president Senator Norris independent re publican Nebraska lashed out at thi outgoing1 representatives in thi house with a speech asserting th federal drought relief fund approve by the senate would hava beer passed by the house if the member ship elected last fall were in office Davl a Bill Passed sev eral minor measures including bill to authorize for cp dification Indian laws and aske for a conference with the senate on the appropriation bill for the state justice commerce and labor departments The senatefound itself in agree ment ou a bffl by Davis of Pennsyl vania to require that government contractors pay their labor at the prevailing local wage scale The measure was passed and sent to the house SenatorxCaraway of Arkansas re viewed his battle with Representa PUBLIC HEARING IN BUTLER CASE KEFLSN DEMAND Senator Reads Italian Paper Verifying Story ALFALFA BILL AND HIS KERNEL FLETCHER PLANS TO 01 Associated Press Pltoto NEW YOIltt Feb 4 Charles A Lindbergh business man planned today to spend a typically American birthday lie expected to put In moat of it at his desk in his office here A family dinner was on tho program for tonight with a to receive 29 can the dessert W byNe HOLLYWOOD Cal Feb 4 A nervous breakdown has compelled Louis Wolheim motion picture tor to drop a part in a film in pro duction here Dr Roland Cummings his physician said his illness was due to overwork and he would need a months rest AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I wasnt surprised A woman that powders her face white an leaves her neck yellow is moren likely to have closets that smell mousey FORMER HUSBAND BREAKS UP HOME Wounds Woman and Kills New Husband Week After Wedding SALAMANCA N Y Feb 4 honeymoon of less than a week of Wesley Dieter 42 and Mrs Vivian King Dieter 30 was brot to atragic end in a farmhouse near here last night A charge of buckshot fired thru a window while the bride was sit ting on the knee of her husband critically wounded her and another charge fired at close range as Dieter rushed to the porch killed him Sheriff Frank A Annis and a hastily formed posse stalked the woods in the snow and early todaj came upon Darwin King 35 formei Husband of Mrs Dieter hiding in an abandoned barn Annis said King readily admitted that he hud done the shooting and had hidden the gun Mrs Dieter obtained a divorce from King nine months ago and was married to Dieter last Thurs day The couple then went to the home of the brides parents Mr and Mrs William Wilber to spend their honeymoon A small boy by Mrs Dieters marriage to King was be ing cared for by the Wilbers Young Claims He Does Not Want Presidency Turn to 1nRe 2 Column Manly Police Officer Auto Gas Fatality MANLY Feb mon oxide gas thrown off from bis automobile after he had started it caused the death of Henry Miller 61 marshal of Manly here last night His son Morey Miller found him asphyxiated in a garage with the doors closed The county coroner was called and stated death was the result of carbon monoxide poisoning Funeral services will be held at 1 oclock Friday afternoon at St Pauls Evangelical church Burial will be in Memorial park cemetery near Mason City Business District Searched Marsnal Miller was found about i oclock last nightafter his son had searched the business district for him Mrs Miller became alarmed when her husband did not return to the house after he had been gone an hour and a half and informed her son who came in late yesterday afternoon that nis father was miss ing Since Marshal Miller had gone down to the business district on business the son searched in several Turn to 1nRe 2 Column May Shelve Expense Account Repeal DBS MOINES Feb 4 inite postponement of the Stoddard bill to repeal the legislative expense account act was recommended to the Iowa senate today by the com mittee which has been studying the measure Senator Stoddard has another bill on file however which would repeal theexpense account law and also raise the salaries of legislators from 1000 to 51500 beginning in 1935 The committee has not yet reported on this bill The committee recommendation of indefinite postponement of the first measure will be voted upon to morrow If the report should not be adopted the bill will be placed on the calendar for further considera tion Subject to Controversy The legislative expense account law has been the subject of contro versy since its passage Some mem bers of the last general assembly re turned the money they received un der the act and others were made defendants in suits charging that the law was unconstitutional The senate passed a bill by White of Benton for a deficiency ap propriation for blind students in col leges The last assembly allowed which was found insufficient Previously the senate held that Senator L H Doran of Boone termed its first funeral of the ses sion voting to postpone indefinitely his bill to permit widows to receive money from the workmens compen sation fund even tho they remarry Tax Bill Offered A tax committee bill for a 1 mill tax on the value of stock of mutual building and loan associations was WASHINGTON Feb 4 Secretary Adams today signed tho charges on which Major General Smedley D Butler must stand court martial trial Feb 4 open hearing of the charges against Major General Smedley D Butler was demanded by Senator leflin democrat Alabama in the senate today in the name jus tice and fair play Heflin read to the senate a state ment published in the II Nuovo iIondo antifascist paper at New York declaring Butlers charge that Premier Mussolini of Italy ran down a child without stopping was true Let the American people sit m on the trial he said Let us know ii this mad monarch is to have the world kow towing to him Butler Avoids Cameras I submit to the senate and the country he said when General Butler was making a speech to his friends talking about world condi tions and enemies of peace anc commenting on this very bruta performance he hafl a right to ex press his views Meanwhile Butler played hide andseek with newspapermen in the capital with himself and his counsel Maj Henry Leonard most ly on the winning side This man is a chip off the old block and comes nearer typifying the old American spirit than any one I know Heflin told the senate Regrets Apology Expressing regret that this coun try had apologized to Mussolini Heflin said I dont want my coun try to accept such an attitude as that and the American people are growing weary of it The state department today re ceived a letter from Cornelius Van Assoctafed Press Pfioto Will KoEcrs railed upon Governor Murray ot Oklahoma mid they hart lunch off Alfalfa Bills desk Then the governor made Rogers colonel on his of the nut brigade New Zealand Earthquake Death Toll Reaches 400 Reports of Damage in Napier Realize Iears derbilt regarding the Butler case Department officials declined to disclose its contents and said it had been placed in the department files Any information on this communi cation they added must come from Vanderbilt Vanderbilt is reported to have made remarks similar to those of Butler regarding Mussolini 10H SEAS Turn to PnRC I Columo WASHINGTON Feb 4 Owen D Young said today I am not a candidate for the presidency His reference to efforts to pre vent his candidacy was to printed assertions of his connection with power interests BLIND MAN SETS FIRE TO HOUSE Dog Leads Firemen to Body of Master Dying of Wounds PPTTSBURGH Feb 4 T Neignbors watching firemen in a futile battle to put out the flames consuming the home of George 75 year old blind man tried Markets at a Glance to quiet the dog that had led him about for years And when he would not be still they followed him to a thicket nol far away In a clump of bushes they found Meyers dying from a shot gun wound Meyers set fire to his home then snot himself the coroner reported NEW YORK Stocks firm Eastman Kodak ad vances more than 4 points Bonds firm governments buoy ant second grade domestic strong Curb firm utilities slightly high er Butter weak Foreign exchanges firm sterling strong Cotton higher foreign buying and dry weather Sugar easy liberal spot offerings CHICAGO Wheat easy forecast rain Kan sas Corn easy larger offerings and disappointing cash demand Cattle steady to higher Hogs steady to lower Injuries to German Seaplane Will Postpone Flight Two Weeks LAS PALMAS Canary Islands Feb 4 by giant waves in Bahia Gando several miles from here the DOX German 12 motored seaplane appeared today to have been thwarted in its transAtlantic flight project for two weeks at least Some doubt evistcd here as to the extent of injuries sustained by the plane yesterday morning as it at tempted to take off for Porto Praia Cape Verde islands enroute to Rio de Janeiro but it was understood that both motors and superstructure were damaged M Bernier Dornier engineer at Lisbon has been asked to proceed at once to the Canary islands to aid in the repairs to the plane He in ferred before his department that repairs might take several weeks since parts would have to be im ported from Germany Captain Christiansen attempted yesterday morning to taxi here from Bahia Gando but found the water too rough and returned He said that the transAtlantic trip would have to be postponed any way until the next new moon H Preliminary estimates of the death toll at Napier and Hastings jumped to 400 today when surveys of the damage caused by yester days earthquake and fire had onlj begun Eye witnesses reported it was im possible to give any accurate figure at present but agreed there were at least 300 dead in Napier and 100 in Hastings The number of injured at Napier was estimated at 1000 No figure on injured at Hastings wis reported but the numoer was be lieved to run into the hundreds Fcurs Realized Fears prompted by scattered re ports from the stricken area were more than realized in information collected from refugees arriving here today Survivors said the quake wrecket nearly all the stone buildings in Napier and that the fire fanned by a breeze swept inland destroying everything in its path Napier streets were piled will debris and buildings which did no collapse from the first shock leaned at dangerous angles A heavy pall of dust arose from the ruin and mingled with the smoke tron burning buildings to create addition al terror Ordered Evacuated As soon as the earth tromor ceased desperate efforts were mad to rescue those entombed in tlr ruins of buildings Both the injured and dead wer laid in the streets Tonight a general order was is sued for the evacuation of Napier within two days The sewerage sys tem has been destroyed and the au thorities feared a serious outbreak of disease if the inhabitants were not compelled to leave the city as expeditiously aa possible JWILL ARDMORE Okla Feb From all the pictures in the papers of these admirals that are to be at the Smedley Butler trial in full dress why not a legal proce dure its a social triumph When yoxi see an admiral going along the street with those wide gold braided tasseied springboards on his shoul der why we dont know if hes go ing to a vedding or a hanging Poor old Smedley He just seems to have a mania for getting in bad in peace times But you let a war start and there dont ever seem to be any kick about what he does Yours IBM ItctUw S FUNDS NEEDED Old Friend of Bishop First Hearing Witness WASHINGTON Feb 4 first witness to appear today before the church board inquiring into charges against Bishop James Can non Jr of the Methodist Episcopal church south was George P Adama of Blackstone Va a life long friend of Bishop Cannon ROYAL SALESMEN ARE BANQUETED British Princes Treated as Their Father Was 40 Years Ago KINGSTON Jamaica Feb 4 IP and feted here in just fashion as was their father now King George 40 years ago the Prince of Wales and his brother Prince George will leave here this evening for Panama in continuation of their Spanish American tour The Oropesa which brot them from Sanauder and Bermuda wil take them to Cristobal Canal zone where an airplane will carry them across the isthmus to Panama Citj for the first of their official visit outside the British colonies A crowd of 50000 which hai gathered from all over Jamaica me the princea when they arrived yes terday noon aboard the Oropesa an watched while officials cxtende the welcome of the island House Senate Committees Plan to Prepare Joint Resolution DES MOINES Feb 4 resolution for an investigation of the University of Iowa administra tion today was put under the scru tiny of the senate and house educa tional institutions committees to bolster its appropriation section The two groups planned to pro are a special joint resolution call ng for sufficient funds to conduci he probe because of the objections f some legislators that a concur ent resolution cannot appropriate noney It appeared probable that the in resolution will be callec up in the senate tomorrow if al oes well at the joint committe meeting Should the senate adop t without its appropriation section he resolution would be returned t he house for agreement Then the joint resolution fo funds which was approved yester day by the house committee would be introduced The investigation can get under way aa soon us the sennte passes tho first resolution nnd a special committee is appoint ed in Interest Was Waived by Iowa U Administration DICS MOINES Feb 4 ney General John Fletcher said today he believed tho First National bank of Iowa City owed the State University of Iowa the interest on the Rockefeller foundation medical funds which the state board of edu cation had waived The attorney general said he had not decided on what action to take but expected to turn the report sub mitted to him today by Budget Di rector Oscar Anderson to the legis lative investigating committee when one is finally established Fletcher explained that the audit had been started at his request be fore any legislative inquiry had been considered Left to Committee He added however that he felt the matter should be placed in the committees hands rather than hav ing his department take immediate action Interest on the funds was waived in favor of profits on investments investigators from the office of State Budget Director Oscar An derson said in their report today Anderson transmitted the report to Attorney General John Fletcher The inquiry was instigated follow ing charges that the interest money tad been illegally waived by the board of education i State Accountant Brown Assistant M Hanson made the investigation Brown hi his letter to Anderson said Advises Department In view of the fact that you did not take charge of this department until February 1929 the writer wished to advise that this depart ment since its origin has had know ledge at nil times of the transaction of this fund and knows that the in terest was waived in lieu of the pro fits from investments It was charged thut in In terest on the daily bunk balance had been waived in favor of the First National bank of Iowa City where the money was kept The investigators found however that if all the interest on these daily balances had bueu collected it would have amounted to 3056255 Had the money been deposited on inter est at the usual bank rate and not invested it would have yielded Total Is Larger Officials of the bank maintain tlmt the money wis never accepted Turn In Inso 2 Column Cing of Italy Takes 22 Years to Decide Ownership of Island PARIS Feb 4 22 years the King of Italy Victor Smanuel agreed upon by France and Mexico as an arbiter to deter mine ownership of tiny tiesolalo Clipperton Rock Pacific ocean is land lias found againat Mexico and awarded Uie island to France Hia decision filed yesterday at the Quai DOrsay rules that the Mexican government which has kept a small garrison of men there since 1897 must quit the island and surrender sovereignty to the French government 3Kt Episcopal Diocese to Meet at Des Moines DAVENPORT Feb 1 Moines was selected for the 1932 an nual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa at the closing ses sion of the convention here today This action amended that taken yesterday fixing Davenport as the meeting place IOWA WEATHER Wednesday nljfht Thurs day increasing cloudiness not much cliungc in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 45 Above Minimum in Night 21 Above At 8 A M Wednes day 22 Above   

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