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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                3V C R MEI AT OF IOWA VES Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPERTHAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS i Masters Is Not Popular Senators as Whole Dislike Book on Lincoln I By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 12 C o n g r e ssional comment on Ed gar Lee Masters new book Lin coln the Man in which the Spoon River an thologist seeks to deflate the emancipa tor lacks the spice variety to tickle a jaded palate G O P criti cism is mainly scornful Pemo cratic lawmakers quite generally incline to take the position of Claude G Bowers who as keynoter at the 1928 Hous ton convention claimed Lincoln for his own part of today Even south ern legislators acquit him of per sonal responsibility for the war of secession CENATOR COLEMAN L BLEASE of South Carolina probably will be recognized as representative of the unreconstructed era if one Is to be found at the capitol and it is his opinion first that it is unlikely strife between the states could have been prevented in any event and second that Lincoln by himself as president could not have prevented it whether or not it was preventable In principle however the Carolinian does Indorse any and all attacks on Turn to rage 2 Column HOOVERTOlVE RADIO ADDRESS Presidents Speech to Mark 4 Birthday WASHINGTON Feb 12 President Hoover will mark todays observance of Lincolns birthday with an evening radio address which is to be heard by republican organi zations all over the country Hard work was official Wash ingtons program for the daylight hours with some cere monies planned by churches patriotic or ganizations and schools Congress had no special program prepared trying instead to get on with press ing legislation Has Full Schedule The chief executive had the usual full schedule at his office His ad dress this evening at 10 oclock E S T will be delivered from the study in the white house which the emancipator used It is a favor ite room of Mr Hoover who often occupies the worn leather chair in which Lincoln pondered the grave problems of his day A score or more cabinet mem bers government officials party leaders senators and representa tives will address localrallies this evening In various cities their talks immediately preceding the Hoover address Others Will Spealc VicePresident Curtis Secretaries Wilbur and Doak and Administra tor Hines of veterans affairs will speak at a party gathering in the capital Secretary Hyde was in Louisville forhis address Assistant Attorney General Richardspn wilj speak at Toledo executive Director Lucas of the national committee at NashvilleTenn Senator Reed at Mendville Pa and others in cities of the east south and middle west Original decision to give the Lincoln Day address from the white house was reached by the president because of the flood of invitations from widely scattered localities He decided to accept them all staying at home MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEB 12T193 HOME EDITION NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 109 Pope Gives Apostolic Blessing to World by Radio MILLIONS HEAR HIS MESSAGE OF PEACE TO EARTH Pontiff Smiles as He Broadcasts Like Veteran VATICAN CITY Feb 12 Pope Pius XI broadcasting twice within an Hour and a half today sent the voice of the Vatican around the world for the first time in the history of the Catholic church From the new Vatican City radio station he spoke to his congregation and his prelates in all parts of the world Half an hour later at the pontifical academy of science he spoke again Both addresses were carried across the seas the first in Latin and the second in Italian Smiling and tranquil as tho he were a veteran of radio broadcast ng he spoke over HVJ the new Vatican City radio station built for lim by Gugliclmo Marconi and in augurated in celebration of the ninth anniversary of his coronation as Pope Pius XI Gives Blessing i There followed in German Polish Spanish and English a station an nouncement telling listeners the pope had given his apostolic bless ing to Rome and to the whole the rich tothe poor to tothe well and the suf fleringl1 Senator Marconi introducing the pontiff spoke briefly before the ad dress for which men and women were listening in far distant cities of the world Inaugurates Station It is my great honor he said to announce that within a few mo raents his holiness Pius XI will in TEXT ON PAGE 4 The full text of the radio ad dress of Pope Pius XI will be found on page 4 augurate the radio station of the state of Vatican City This is the first time in history that the living voice of the pope will have been heard simultaneously in all parts of the globe Turning to the pope his friend of long standing he said Holy father I consign to your holiness the work entrusted to me Be pleased I pray you to let your voice be heard across the world WORLD LISTENS AUNT NET By Robert Quillen I dont say rve oeen a perfect wife an mother but I never tried to pacify a hun gry male with peanut butter sandwiches NEW YORK Feb 12 Pius XI spoke over the air today tlw words which opened the radio sta tion of the Vatican city and the world listened His voice was heard from HVJ at C S The pope entered the building housing the new Vatican city radio station at p m C S Ti to make the first broadcast ever made by a pope Crisply and clearly the voice of the supreme pontiff of the Catholic church came over the air making an epochal occasion in the history i radio and of the Catholic church The pope spoke In Latin and de spite an occasional interference his Turn to IngR 2 Column ILLINOIS FINDS FINANCIER GONE Man Who Paid Investors 50 Per Cent Interest Has Their Faith BELVIDERE III Feb 12 The whereabouts of Albert W Ben ham financial wizard who was reputed to have paid investors as high as 50 per cent was a mystery today Benham announced Tuesday that he xvas broke Alexander Strom states attor ney said that about 200 of Ben hams investors held a meeting last night and said they had faith in him They begged me to give him a couple more days before taking notion he said and I promised that I would However I will say that the grand Jury Is going to be recalled in n few flays and that in dictments will be Older lowans Can Say They KnewLincoln Great Mans Birthday Brings Back Old Memories By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Prom many lowans the birthday anniversary of Abraham Lincoln holds much more than school book stories of the great emancipator While in schools and meeting places thruout Iowa tribute was being paid to Lincoln the older res idents cherished personal memories of the man gained in personal con tact with him while children Thru the 70 years since childhood Mrs S F Gasson who lives near Red Oak and Mrs Louisa A Conger of Des Moines have retained a vivid recollection of the DouglasLincoln debate on slavery held in Illinois in 1858 Heads Abes Note Danny Winget Clinton Thursday read and reread as he has many times before a yellowed slip of paper on which Lincoln had written a jesting threat to spank Danny who as a 14 year old drummer boy wanted to be on the firing line and went to Washington against orders In Mount Pleasant students and teachers at Iowa Wesleyan were told that Lincoln had called the sixth president of Iowa Wesleyan James E Harlan to a cabinet post and that Robert Lincoln had chosen Mary Hurl anfor his bride Denounces Mrs Conger today reaffirmed her denunciation of the Illinois writer who termed Lincoln lazy dishonest and slovenly She recalled her pres ence at the DouglasLincoln debate was 17 corroborate her statement that Lincoln wore a beautiful expression on his homely face his clarity of speech and the honesty of his convictions Mrs Gasson who came to Iowa in a covered wagon from Carthage HI said this about the historic de bate I supposed that they Lincoln and Douglas were angry at each other and then after the debate I saw them arm in arm walking along the street REMINISCENT OF LINCOLN Iowa Congregational Pastors Vote Against Compulsory Training GRINNELL Feb 12 than 100 Congregational ministers attending the annual fellowship con ference here adopted a resolution favoring optional rather than the present compulsory military train ing at the University of Iowa and Iowa State college HOOVER NAMES HARRY M REED Waterloo Man Nominated for North Iowas U S Attorney WASHINGTON Feb 12 Hoover today nominated rlarry M Reed Waterloo to be United States attorney for the northern district of Iowa Lender in Legion WATERLOO Feb 12 Reed nominated today as United States attorney for the northern district of Iowa has been one of the leaders in American Legion work in Iowa for several years He now is serving his second as state chairman of the com mittee on community service in vhich last year he reported that more than 300 of the posts in the tate have done one or more bits of onstructive work for their com munities showing is said by owa Legion officials to have been one of the best in the nation and to have brot Reed into prominence in national legion affairs Outstanding Speaker Frequently mentioned as a candi date for commander of the Iowa de partment Reed has consistently re fused to push his candidacy LegJon officials say he Is one of the out standing speakers in the organiza tion of which he formerly was state vice commander As an attorney here Reed has taken an active part in civic work He is a member of the Lions club the interesting photo the only oneever taken of one of the nationwide series of indignation meetings culled to protest and Krovp over the assassination of President Lincoln It WHS mndo v a Civil war artist who took tho picture from the window of his studio across the street from Courthouse square Bloomiugtoii III lurlnnthe meeting on April 13 18G5 The photo now hangs in the Blnomiugton library Below a buggy in which Lincoln used to drive to the various counties during his race for congress in 1858 It wus Dullt In 1828 pnd is remarkably well preserved AMENDMENT TO U BY STATE Bill to Permit Court Amendment Test Approved MOINES Feb 12 house of representatives today adopted by a vote of 98 to 0 the senate amendment to its resolution calling for an investigation of the University of Iowa administration The action was taken without de bate on motion of Representative Byron G Allen of Pocahontas coun ty chairman of the educational in stitutions committee Allen said that the committee considered the amendments informally yesterday and decided that they strengthened the resolution The only point on which there has been much discussion he said the provision that the state em ploy an attorney for the board of education altho this Is an innova tion In a matter of this kind the house committee has no great ob jection to its inclusion We believe that the attorney would have an at titude oE helpfulness toward speed Ing up the investigation Foolish to Delay There has been a great deal ol delay in considering this Investiga tion on the partnfa determined minority in the senate I believe it would be foolhardy for the house to quibble over the details of the reso lution The resolution as approved by both houses provides for the ap pointment of a committee of three representatives and three senators by the respective presiding officers ROGERS FOREST CITY Ark Fob 12 Along with all the other things wanted down in this country I found in Fort Smith Ark a rather uni que case A little circus is stranded there Its got an elephant and a lot of animals The town is feeding tho circus people but this elephant ana these lions and tigers and all arc about to eat the whole town out of funds This elephant alone has cat up their budget They them to sell em They put em up and nobody would buy em Now come on you folks and send some money to Fort Smith Ark Lots of folks cant seem to get ex cited over humans hungry Maybe they can over wild animals This elephant hasnt seen a peanut since last summer There is no fund but we will create one Send if to the mayor and we will call it the stranded circus fund Yours MM He SNOWDEN SPEECH UPSETS ENGLAND Drastic Measures Called Necessary to Maintain Budget LONDON Feb 12 large question mark was written across Britains immediate economic future today as businessman and politician alike asked what Philip Snowden re ferred to in the commons yesterday when he spoke of impending drastic and disagreeable measures to maintain the budget Prime Minister MacDonald triumphant by a 75 vote majority in repulsing a conservative motion of censure on a count of extravagance turned to face grave differences in his own party growing out of the chancellors speech The comment was heard in the lobbies that he had won worse than a pyrrhic vic tory Increased death duties an in increased supertax delayed applica tion of some measures involving large expenditures have passed the house but have not yet been finally enacted and reduction of interest on government loans were some of measures which popu lar speculation credited Snowden with planning British Seek Accord of France and Italy Upon Naval Question WASHINGTONFeb 12 ficial advices to the state depart ment today from American diplo matic representatives in Europe said British efforts to facilitate a FrancoItalian naval accord were continuing Press dispatches telling of a col lapse of the British efforts were described by Secretary Stlmson as contrary to official messages to him The United States and Japan still are interestedin discovering a basis for a FrancoItalian accord and have not ceased attempts in that di rection HOUSE OF JUDGE LYLE IS GUARDED Uniformed Police Will Not Let Anyone Bomb His Home CHICAGO Feb 12 home of Judge John H Lyle who is one of the candidates opposing Mayor William Hale Thompson for the republican mayoralty nomina tion was under a police guard last night He found two uniformed police men m front of his home when he returned from two campaign meet ings In reply to his questions they said they did not know who had given the orders for the guard But the Chicago Herald and Examiner quoted one of the policemen as say ing we wont let anyone bomb your house There have been several bombings in Chicago recently The third and fourth of this week oc curred last night One of them placed near the warehouse of the Jackson Storage and Can company on the west side shattered hundreds of windows but no one was hurt The other damaged a fortune telling establishment on the south side A L RULE SPEAKS The text of the address on Lin coln delivered in the Iowa legis lature by former Senator A L Rtile Mason City will be found on page 5 the committee is to inquire into charges of maladministration by of ficials of the university The resolu tion mentions no specific charges the senate having struck out a list of 20 accusations The committee is given power to subpoena witnesses and records and is directed to report at this session the general assembly Hearings will be open to the public Asks Spftccly Approval A bill to provide sufficient funds for carrying on the investigation already had been Introduced In the house and Allen requested that speedy approval be given of the measure The house by a vote of 79 to C passed the StigerMayneIBrown bill Turn n 1QRO 2 Column f Spencer Youth to Be Arraigned Saturday ANN ARBOR Mich Feb 12 V Saturday in circuit court was expected in the case of Orie E Brown of Spencer Iowa 23 year old law student at the Univer sity of Michigan on charges of pos sessing liquor for sale 3000 Chinese Miners Rescued After Blast MUKDEN Manchuria Feb 12 TVJapanese officials at the Fus hung mines near here announced today that 3000 miners who were entombed following a gas explosion Sunday had been saved Earlier re ports indicated fear of a heavy Joss of life MONEY TAKEN IN Nye Committee Not Decided on Whether to Carry on Probe WASHINGTON Feb 12 After eliciting from witnesses that some of the funds deposited to the credit of the Virginia antiSmith committee in 1928 were trans ferred to the personal account of Bishop Cannon Jr the senate campaign funds committee today remained undecided whether fur ther hearings would be held The Nye group which is investi gating political activities of the Southern Methodist prohibition leader yesterday questioned a num ber of bankers It was acting upon complaints filed by Representative Tinkham republican Massachu setts that Cannon violated the cor rupt practices act thru failure to report expenditures of funds con tributed to the campaign against the democratic presidential noit inee The bishop came to the hearing in a wheel chair still crippled by arthritis from which he has been suffering for some time At the out set a letter from him xvas read asking permission to file as soon as his health allowed a sworn statement to prove no criminal or dishonorable act had been com mitted Chairman Nye granted the request Daring Holdup of Mail Truck Nets Worthless Loot WASHINGTON Feb 12 daring holdup of a mail truck carrying registered pouches in the Union station here early this morn ing was announced by postal offi cials today as netting the robbers nothing but mutilated currency The sacks stolen after a mail clerk had been beaten with a leact pipe contained only old bills cut in half for shipment to the treasury department Police and government operatives were at work In many portions of the capital and watching the out skirts in an attempt to apprehend the holdup men The treasury department said the other halves of the mutilated bills had been received here in a previous shipment The robbery occurred between 2 and 3 a m in the union station con course Peter Johnson in charge of 28 sacks of registered mail being shipped from the federal reserve bank in New York to the treasury was the mail clerk bludgeoned by ho robbers Treasury officials called the loot gold it was made up of only parts of bills which once had a value of 807000 HYDE SAYS BILL Aged Woman May Die of Beating Given by Robbers for 26 Cents CHICAGO Feb 12 beat Mrs Frances Linkowski 76 so severely to obtain 26 cents loot that she may die The woman a grand mother was on her way to a movie theater last night when the robbers ran up from behind and grabbed her purse When she resisted they began beating her OCEAN TRAGEDY GALLED SUICIDE Canadian Millionaire Is Be lieved to Have Leaped to His Death CHERBOURG France Feb 12 Cooper Canadian mil lionaire who fell or jumped from of the liner Deutschland Sunday in the opinion of the captain purser and passengers was a suicide Upon arrival of the ship here to day they said that at the beginning on the voyage he seemed quite calm but later became agitated and dis traught He went to the promenade deck alone SuncTay afternoon and while no one saw him actually jump over the rail the engineer looking from a porthole saw him fall into tho water The ship was hove to and a life buoy thrown out hut Cooper had dis appeared in the choppy son Noth ing was found in his cabin or bajr trage which would Indicate a motive tor his act ON NECESSITIES Senator Robinson Calls on Congress to Pass Measure WASHINGTON Feb 12 Tsec rotary Hyde today informed the senate there is no prohibition in the drought relief compromise against usingthe loans for the purchase of food and clothing by farmers if necessary to effect the purpose Prochlction and agricultural rehabilitation The agriculture secretarys tele gram from Louisville was In re sponse to the Borah resolution ask nJI interpretation of the 20 000000 drought loan fund com promise nearing a vote in the sen ate A while before Vice President Curtis had the Hyde message read Democratic Leader Robinson had declared congress could be charged with inefficiency if it failed to pass the remedial measure He was re plyingto attacks on the compromises rrom within his own party ranks Semite Attentive An attentive senate heard the agnculture secretarys interpreta tion a quorum call having brot many absentees to the floor The Hyde statement began with an assertion that the proposed funds were not Intended for the purchase of food and clothing A now veterans proposal de1 scribed try minority leaderGarner naan to lend 40 per dent onfne face val ues of certificates was put before the house ways and means commit tee Among senate committees hear ings on postoffice leases and Bishop James Cannons activities had sub sided temporarily but the inquiry into the oil shale situation in the west resumed before the senate pub lic lands committee Secretary Wil bur denied charges by Ralph S Kel ley former field agent ofthe gener al land office of maladministration Proposes One Blore Senator Norns republican Ne braska proposed still another inves tigation in asking an inquiry into the cement industry The house ways and means com mittee narrowed veterans relief pro posals to plans to Increase the loan value of adjusted certificates anil iccessed without action A vote was expected however before the day was over The house foreign affairs com mittee approved the senate bill for a 550000 appropriation for enter tainment of French veterans of the World war on their visit here dur ing the George Washington bicen tennial celebration The house irrigation committee approved n senate bill to add S 000000 to the reclamation fund Red Cross Relief Fund Total Now WASHINGTON Feb 12 The Red Cross campaign for a 000000 fund for drought relief had reached a total of today IOWA WEATHER Unsettled Thursday night tinil Frldiiy Probably HIIOVV or rain oxcfint In the nnrlInvest portion Friday S o mi w li a t colder Thursday nlghl except In he cast portion Colder Friday in the cast and central portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figure1 for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 47 Minimum In Nighl 33 At 8 A M Thursday 31 Precipitation 05 of an Inch Sleet falling Wednesday night left a slippery coveringon Mason CityT streets and sidewalks It vanished in the forenoon however under the influence of a temperature consid erably above the freezing point   

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