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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                li V ft North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AM NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 16 1931 HOME EDITION Rough Stuff Frowned on Demonstrators Have Rights Couzens Reminds By CHARLES P STEWAIIT Feb 16 CPA James Couzens of Mich igau frowns on the night stick and tear bomb method of deal ing with unem ployment demon strations The senator discusses police problems from the standpoint of practical experi ience He was police commis sioner of Detroit before gradua ting into the mayoralty and then coming to the United States senate and in his day as head of its force of peace guard ians his home city rated among th countrys bestbehaved of big in dustrial centers Even yet the Wolverine solon speaks regretfully of his lost com missionership I never filled a position I liked so well he once told me But I had to give it up and he sighed A candidate was running for mayor on a platform which includec my removal if he won Id no choice but to run against him to prevent it Tho I beat him it cost me the commissionership when I became mayor TJOWEVER in the present in stance itwas a question con cerning the proper police handling of unemployment demonstrations that I had asked the senator The country has had a number of them in recent months the national cap ital Itself has been the scene of one or two and the suggestion is made that frequently1 they are of com munistic inspiration Suppose they are answered the Deiroiter it is a any the less a gathering cf the un employed because maybe a few rad icals were instrumental in organiz ing it Our five or six millions of jobless workers naturally seek leadership Whos fault is it if communists are readiest to offer it no denying he contin i ued that the police often start the trouble that so many of these affairs wind up in Its true enough that unauthor ized demonstrations generally break a certain number of minor regula tions They block traffic and inter rupt business But its equally true that the good nature of our huge army of the unemployed has been Turn lo Iaxa 10 Column BRITISH PRINCES LOOK OVER RUINS Survey Old Inca Capital of Arequipa After Flight From Lima AREQUIPA Peru Feb 16 T The Prince of Wales and his brother Prince George today roamed amid the ruins of the old Inca capital Cuzco A special train last night took the royal party to Cuzco They will return here preparatory for their trip inland to LaPaz Bolivia The two princes came in airplanes yesterday from Lima where they had been entertained for several days Just before landing their plane circled over the fuming vol cano Mt Misti and then came down at Poronocche field at its foot AUNT MET By Robert Quillen I didnt know about her head bein hurt in a wreck Ive seen her answerin the howtogetbeautiful ads in movie magazines but I thot she was just born that way DEATH CAR AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE JJO 112 House Prepares to Consider Veterans Loans Bill SENATE GETS IN ON SUBEGT PROHIBITION Sponsors of Veterans Act Confident of Passage BULLETIN WASHINGTON Feb The senate today adopted a res olution asking the Wickershaiu commission to submit the testi mony on which it based its pro hibition report WASHINGTON Feb 16 house today made ready for brief debate and passage by night fall of the compromise bill to in crease loans to veterans on their adjusted service compensation cer tificates The senate laid aside the admin istrations naval con struction bill to work on appropria tion measures and then became en tangled in a row over prohibition Speaker Longworth announced the veterans bill would be brot up at p m with a vote about The measure would authorize loans of onehalt the face value of the certificates It was planned that the legisla tion be considered under a suspen sion of the rules which to become effective must be approved by e twothirds vote Sponsors of the measure confident of enough ballots to earry it thru Wants to Filibuster Senator Black democrat Ala bama invited other senators to juin him in a movement to filibuster against appropriation bills unless Muscle Shoals legislation is enacted A reference to next years presi dential campaign crept into the senates prohibition discussion Senator Sheppard democrat Texas a coauthor of the eighteenth amendment demanded that Jouett Shouse executive chairman of the democratic national committee name the slates on which he based a prediction that an antiprohibi tion plank would be inserted in the party platform Senator Wagner democrat New York antiprohibitionist announced ie would speak tomorrow on the Wickeraham report Tydings Challenged Senator Tydings democrat Mary land also an opponent of prohibi tion brot up the subject of grape concentrates He was challenged by Senator Black democrat Alabama to introduce legislation to clarify the situation if he thot the concen trates violated the spirit of the pro hibition laws Without objection the senate or dered a federal trade commission investigation of the cement industry Turn to Inse 2 Column PICTURES TO PROVE IT lUuIlovision programs are being sent from Germany to the United States successfully A mnn performing before a radiovlsor in Leipzig Germany was photographed 4000 miles away In the General Electric laboratory in Scheneotady by n Central Press cameraman Inset in this camera record of radio history being made are above Dr August Karalus below Dr E F W Alexandcrson inventors of the radio vision broadcasting equipment ongress May Abolish Its Corkscrew 50 on Bill for One Affair MANN FAMOUS ACTOR IS DEAD Fear of Being Buried Alive Will Be Respected in Cremation NEW YORK Feb 1G Mann actor is dead On and off the stage he was the inveterate come dian from 3 to 65 Ill with cancer for the last two months he suffered a relapse Tues day and died last night at Mt Sinai lospital in spite of an emergency operation With him at the end were his wife Clara Lipman herself an actress Fannie Hurst the writer and Congressman William I Siro vich As death drew nigh the portray er of countless comedy roles and the inventor of such famous quips as it is to laugh grew serious No I have no fear of death he said but I have fought as long as I could and now I am losing the battle Louis Mann seldom forgot he was a funny man His depiction of the east side father struggling valiant y and humorously to keep his brood ogether his high splitfence col ars his antics with a telephone his ricka of mispronunciation his flar ng temperament made him known nd heloved wherever the footlights lashec His lifelong fear that he would e buried alive wilt be respected hru cremation WASHINGTON Feb 16 movement has been started to abol ish the custom of holding official funerals for members of congress at government expense Representative Sumners of Texas a democrat called the practice bar baric today in pointing to the type of item that has crept at times into the expense accounts of the funeral parties Corkscrew 5u cents was on the bill for burying one of the lamented members Paid setters up 53 was another to which Sumners drew at tention off the floor in discussing his resolution to stop paying the bills of funeral delegations out of contingent funds Finds No Excuse It was not chiefly because of such items that Sumners introducefl his resolution however He did that he said because he could find no excuse for so favoring a handful of legisla tors at the expense of the treasury The expense records of historic funeral occasions compiled by Wil liam Tyler Page the clerk of the house show a number of good ex penditures Time was they show when those in charge selected not one but two or three sites for a vault for the de ceased public servant During tnc thirtyfirst congress they spent 530 for refreshments for those at tha wake of a statesman including those who were engaged one night in enclosing the body in a leader coffin to Advertise They spent to advertise the distinct from death a member of the forty first congress Back n the forty sixth congress one funeral partys expenses were including Sumners pointed out refunds on railroad tickets of 22 mourners who dropped out before they reached tne destination Even 10 years ago it cost congress 57120 to bury a Pa cific coast representative The house clerk said items have now been standardized and re duced to the minimum so the aver age congressional funeral costs from to 1500 Earl Carrolls Revue Goes on in Chicago While Judge Decides CHICAGO Feb 16 of the cast of Earl Carrolls Sketch Book skipped thru their revised rev vue last night without police inter ference under an armistice ar ranged by Municipal Judge Justin F McCarthy The police raided the show last Friday on charges of obscenity Judge McCarthy will give nig deci sion next Thursday Alfonso Appoints Republican Chief to Form Cabinet MADRID Feb 16 Alfonso taking a bold step which may cost him much of his kingly power today designated Jose An tonio Sanchez Guerra leader of the movement for a constitutional con vention to determine whether Spain shall remain a monarchy or become a republic to form a new govern ment Sanchez Guerra leader of a left wing conservative group which probably is the strongest party in Spain called at the palace before noon and after a two hour confer ence with the king announced ho would attempt to get together a cabinet to replace that of Premier Berenguer which resigned Satur day He said he would begin confer ences immediately with other poli ticians and return to the palace at 6 p m today to let the king know what success he had had It was believed he would be successful While Sanchez Guerra leaving the palace did not state upon what grounds he and the king had come to terms since Berenguers resigna tion Saturday he has declared thrt the only solution for the present crisis is immediate convocation of a constitutional convention to write a new Spanish constitution This convention would exercise power above even that of the king The king would have no power to adjourn it once it was convened and in view of growing left win and republican sentiment in Spain a curtailment of his present broad powers might be expected VOIUNTEERSAID HUNT FOR CHILD Feeling Runs High at Belief Girl Has Been Killed or Kidnaped SAN DIEGO Cal Feb 16 eelingran high here today as po ice pressed a search for a trace of Vjrginia Brooks missing 10 year old school girl More than 1000 men ond women and 910 Boy Scouts took part in the hunt yesterday Officers had a description of a man seen walking with a girl whom a woman informer reported she be ieved was Virginia Brooks within a half dozen blocks of the girls home Wednesday the day she disap peared Citizens feared the girl either had been kidnaped or killed ACT TO PROVIDE DGAME Attacks Made in House on Game Warden System DES MOINES Feb 16 house today adopted by a vote of 70 to 27 the bill to create a state fish and game commission The measure now goes to the sen ate Attacks on the present game warden system as well as the per sonnel of the department figurcd in the three hour debate on the bill with friends of the Izaak Walton league and the Will H Dilg learue leading in the fight for its passage Representative S D Whiting Johnson county who was one of the closing speakers for the meas ure reiterated charges made by Representative Leonard Simmer Wapello county that politics fig ured prominently in the fish and game department Accuses Officials Representative P H Donlan Palo Alto county asserted that the department has not looked after the states interests and Representa tive G H Hesse OBrien county accused the officials of showing preference in distribution fisl and game The 27 members voting against the bill were as follows Ballew Bcath FJggins GreenevHsnsen o Audubpn Hansen of Scott Hayes Husted Johnson of Marion Mc Creery Malone Mayne Mead Orr Paisley Peaco Pendray Randall Ryder Shields Thiessen Thompson Van Buren Watts Wcarin and Witt The bill provides for establish ment of a commission of six mem bers who would serve without pay Turn to FHRO 2 Column FALL FATAL TO CIRCUS ARTIST Lillian Leitzel Queen of Big Top Tumbles 45 Feet to Ground COPENHAGEN Feb 1G Lillian Leitzel queen of the big top and the sawdust ring lay stilled today in price she paid for having attempted her breath taking body whirl high in the air once too often The end came late yesterday in the midst of delirium brot on by head and spine injuries received Fri day night when an iron ring broke and let her fall 45 feet to the floor of the Valencia music hall Alfredo Codona her husband and himself a triple somersault trapeze artist Hew from Berlin to her bed side He believed her condition im proved when he left the hospital in the afternoon but shortly after she took a turn for the worse and soon died A native of Bohemia the dainty circus performer lived 20 of the 37 years of her life in America where with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circuses she made a reputation for thrilling feats it the end of a rope which may out live the modern circus Her act was the giant half swing her right hand from a rope HO feet or more above he three rings literally throwing ler body over her own shoulder as a pivot She usually did it just 100 imes but her record was 249 times Her mother Nellie Leamy origin ated the act and until her daughter took it up was its only practitioner WAS KNOWN HERE Thousands of Mason City and Iowa residents will join the nillions who mourn the death of Lil ian Leitze darling of the circus vorld The diminutive and dainty aerial rtist had been in Mason City sevcr 1 times and performed the very tunt which caused her tragic death n Copenhagen Miss Leitzel was known peraonal y by a group of Mason City res dents chiefly thru the efforts of liss Dixie Willson who knew the crialist intimately having triv led with the Ringling circus for a eoson KILL ROGERS SANTA MONICA Cal Feb 16 here we are back home and what a trip we had out here in all this rain and fog One time during tho trip from Albuquerque wo gained an altitude of 75 feet above tlin ground This rain over the west sure will do a lot of good Last night during a forced stay in Albuquerque they gave us a dinner and Frank and T just to keep our hands in and not forget our littse jokes passed the hat for a thousand dollars to pay their Red Cross quota See where the republican party had cut down on the U S navy and airplanes to balance their bud get They better give us a postoffice building and a concrete road Yours 100 Drown in Chinese Fete of Neiv Year Chinatowns on Pacific Coast Gay With Color CANTON China Feb 16 Dne hundred persons drowned in the Pearl river south of here today when a steamer with 500 aboard struck a rock and sank Those aboard had been celebrating the Chinese new year Hoover Submits ions for Public Buildings WASHINGTON Feb 16 locations for public building projects aggregating 520105000 were sub mitted to congress today by Presi dent Hoover They are the first to be recom mended under the public building program outside the District of Co lumbia since the Elliott bill increas ing the program from to 5415000000 was approved by the chief executive The Elliott bill sponsored by the administration was sent to the president last week by congress These allocations along with oth ers aggregating submit ted by the president on Feb 2 to included In the second defi ciency bill now being drafted by the house appropriations committee Practically all of the items are ex pected to receive final congression al approval this session so the treasury can carry on its plan to complete a 10year building pro gram in about five years The allocations leave yet to he assigned The treasury is continuing its survey of building needs with a view to making further recommendations Larger allotments include Des Moines postoffice Milwaukee postoffice courthouse customhouse 51850000 Council Bluffs postofiice and courthouse Fergus Falls Minn courthouse and postoffice Hopkins Minn postoffice 585000 Pipestone Minn postoffice 100 Port Huron Mich custom house and postoffice 511o000 Ro citeslcr Minn postoffice 5360000 ROYALTY DOWN WITH MEASLES Queen Marie of Jugoslavia Telegraphs Husband to Come Home BUCHAREST Rumania Feb HG Marie of Jugoslavia sister of King Carol and second daughter of Dowager Queen Marie ms the measles The queen who has ieen ill for several days was put o bed Saturday after developing an nflamniation of the trachea Queen Marie telegraphed her hus band King Alexander that his wife was ill and it was believed he might come here to be at her side Queen Helen estranged wife of Qng Carol who late Saturday was hot to be developing pneumonia vas much improved today Her ill ness is of much less consequence nan was at first supposed OPEN TO WORLD SAN FRANCISCO Feb 16 along the Pacific oast flung aside their shielding loaks of oriental mystery today and permitted thousands ot visitors to view that colorful bit of pageantry which marks a Chinese new year festival Busk heralded the official open ing of the six day celebration tho second one witnessed this year Younger Chinese with modern ideas about calendars observed Ian 1 as new years day under orders or President Chiang KaiShek But none of the thunder of the orthodox Chinese celebration was stolen Dusty and narrow Chinatown streets were ablaze with color Ali the brilliant trappings significant o the event flew from oddly roofed homes and business establishments Promptly at dusk ancient Chinese who stoically withdrew from the oc cidental whoopee Jan 1 locked theii shopsand joined the gay throng milling about Grant avenue China towns main thorofare here Fran balconies housetops open spaces or gabled roofs showered a myriac Chinese pyrotechnics True to the dictates of their ven erable confucions slipper shod and kimonad celestials paced from shop to shop paying debts contracted during the preceding 12 months Ages ago Confucipus advised owe no man and Chinese custom carries on that advice to start the new year with a clean slate MIOCENTER Brookhart Speaks at Anniversary of Maine WASHINGTON Feb f T Senator Smith W Brookhart of Iowa was one of the principal speak ers at the thirtythird anniversary of the sinking of the battleship Maine which was observed here yesterday with simple ceremonies in Arlington cemetery Markets at a Glance Motorist Fails to Stop After Accident on Highway BUFFALO CENTER Feb Of JJ ficials today were watching in our states for the hit and run driver whose automobile yesterday fternoon struck and killed Emma 20 Buffalo Center She vas walking with three companions along highway No 9 when the car lit her and she died almost instnnt y O II Swcnson Winnebago county heriff notified sheriffs in Iowa dinnesola and North and South Dakota to be on the lookout for the death cir altho few details of iden ification were available The acci lent was broadcast last night from he radio station at Yankton S Dak in an effort to locate the driv er of the auto The frame of the broken lens was ound on the road after the acci dent This had a number which of icials thot might be an important ractor in locating the owner the mtomobile Miss Friesenberg was he daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry i Friesenberg who live four mileu lortheast of Buffalo Center Mcl nt liiiHnii Home Miss Friesciibcrg who worked at Hotel Rowley Buffalo Center waa walking west on the highway about a half mile west of Buffalo Center She was going with Darluae Potter Buffalo Center The two girls met Ruth Carlson teellylfiy Swea Larsoii infront lof Loi son farm residence A When the four giris met an auto which witnesses Kaid was being1 driven at a high rate of speed was seen coming down the road Three of the girls went to the south side of the road and Miss Friesenberg ran toward the north side Body Throvji Over Car She was struck by the headlight of the car and her body thrown over the machine The car witnesses stated swerved and slowed up after the accident as the driver gained control of the machine and Tltni Id 1dRn i fiil NKW YORK Auburncrosses 200 U S govern ments reactionary utilities at new 1931 high CHICAGO beneficial rains Oklahoma and Texas liberal receipts and increased visible supply to higher PLYMOUTH MAN Condition of William Wrede Is Considered Serious at Hospital William Wrecle Plymouth is in a critical condition at Park hospital where he is receiving treatment for injuries suffered when he was struck by a car The accident oc curred while he was walking on he pavement east of Plymouth Satur day night He is suffering a frac tured skull both of his legs are broken and his elbow is bruised Mr Wrede who lives on rural route No 1 out of Plymouth wan hit by a car driven by Mrs Stephen Faterle Osage according to Deputy Sheriff R C Schlffman who in vestigated the accident He was un conscious after the accident Last summer Mr Wrede suf fered a broken hip His right leg is now broken at the ankle and his left leg is broken below his hip Condition of Dame Meiba Is Grave After Relapse SYDNEY N S W Feb Ifi Dnme Nellie Meiba famous prima donna was said by physidaiis tr he in a grave condition today She suf fered a relapse last night She has been ill for several weeks and was thot to have improved Damage From Early Morn ing Blaze Partly Covered by Insurance BRITT Feb of un determined origin destroyed the coliseum here early Sunday morn ing The blaze was discovered about oclock Only the walls which were made of brick remained stand ing The Green Lantern Coffee shoppe situated In the front of the coliseum was also destroyed The loss is partly covered by insurance IOWA WEATHER Vrolmbly ruin or snow Hlon ilny night and Tuesday except mostly cloudy Tuesday in tho extreme uost porlion Slightly Monday night in the northvvrst portion nnd In the jinrlinn TuiHtliiy LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period entling at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday r2 A hove Minimum in 30 Above At 8 A M Monday 33 Above Figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Siitiirduy Ahnvo Minimum In Night 2t Aftovo Sunday saw the highest temper ature of this remarkable month It approached within a degree of the January maximum   

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