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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 17, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                rt a ART OF IOWA i i MFS r A North Iowas ILY PAI Edited for the Home VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION fTTY TOW A TTTTTCSTlAV TfPTJPTT A TV la TftQI iiix IUWA lUJiibUAY 17 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLE SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 113 Mellon Tip Not Taken Secretary Warned of Big Stock Slump to Come By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 17 CPA t o Eugene M e y e r Jr under exam ination by the senate commit tee on banking and currency as to his suitability for the post of governor of the federal reserve board to which President Hoov er recently ap pointed him the board seems to him to have done its best to warn people against the orgy of speculation preceding the crasn of October 1929 But some people supplemented the veteran financier didnt to be warned He might have added that some hadnt sense enough either JF EVER anyone had a tip con cerning what was to come hand ed to him from high authority I had one handed to me forecasting that market slump and never real ized it until long after it was alt over Not that It made a particle of stock exchange difference to me stocks beinga commodity in which I never dabbled in my life But oh what a choice bit of news I lost thru being too dam dumb as Vice President Curtis expresses it when he wants to convey his idea of the limit of stupidity to under stand what Secretary of the Treas ury Mellon no less an individual was trying to explain to me and a few others early in March of relative to speculative prospects N THE light of what followed I He was worried by what Gover nor Meyer of the reserve board re fers to as the then orgy specula tion which was wildly rampant in Turn to 1HKe 10 Column BRITISH PRINCES GO SIGHTSEEING Explore Amongr Ruins of Once Powerful Empire of Incas CUZCO Peru Feb 17 Prince of Wales and his brother Prince George today went sightsee ing among the ruins of what cen turies ago was the once powerful Inca empire In the Urbaniba val ley they saw many prehistoric re mains Performers attired in the cos tumes of 400 years ago last night entertained the royal visitors at the new municipal theater with a re vival of the songs and dances of the fallen empire Prince George ear lier in the day had dedicated the theater A crowd of 10000 persons greeted the royal figures when they arrived here by special train from Are quipa Opponents of Optional Military Training in Iowa Attend Hearing DES MOINES Feb 17 ponents of the TorgesonPattlson bill to make military training op tional at state schools were to ap pear this afternoon before the edu cational institutions committee of the house of representatives AUNT NET By Robert Quillen 9IT Sarah better give Tom a separate bedroom now that shes fleshenecl up A man cant feel romantic durin the day if hes kept awake all night by snorin Baker Decision Injunction Ordered MEDICAL CLINIC CASE REMANDED Supreme Court Denies Right of Company to Practice DES MO1NES Feb 17 The name of Norman Baker was ord ered included in the list of those enjoined from the practice of medi cine in the operation of the Baker Institute at Muscatine under a de cision handed down by the Iowa su preme court today The court in a decision written by Justice Truman S Stevens and concurred in by the entire bench ordered the decision ofthe lower court reversed and remanded for a new decree in harmony with the findings of the higher court As an alternative the supreme court offered to permit upon agree ment of counsel the entry with the supreme court of a decree enjoining Baker and four associates from en gaging the practice of medicine In the original decree handed down by Judge C L Ely four of Bakers associates in the operation of the institute were enjoined from practicing medicine Started in May The lower court however refused to enjoin Baker holding that the state had not proved that he ac tually had been engaged in the prac tice of medicine after the other four persons became associated with him The states application for an in junction to halt Bakers activities in the institute dated from May 1930 when the state started proceedings thru Attorney General John Fletch er The state asked that the insti tute be closed and said it would prove that Baker thru his agents and employes had practiced medi cine without a license The state also contended ths4 Baker and the other defendants Harry Hoxsey Charles Gearing Myrtle Gresham and Mary Turner the latter two nurses had admin istered secret treatments for cancer and other ailments when such treat ment was not prescribed by a li censed physician Limited Injunction Judge Ely enjoined those four on Oct 15 after a lengthy hearing had been held in Muscatine the month previous Baker and the four per sons enjoined all asserted that they carried out orders of licensed phy sicians Judge Ely refused to make the injunction applicable to Baker on the assertion that he could consider testimony covering only the period in which all five defendants were together at the hospital Hoxsey the last to arrive joined Bakers staff March 14 The court declared that evidence introduced showing that Baker had practiced medicine without a license applied to instances before that date and therefore was irrelevant He is Tum In Column GAFE IS HELD UP BY BANDITS Four Men With Gun Steal From Federal Ave nue Business Four men held up and robbed John Galios night man at the Ven ice cafe 111 South Federal avenue of about at 4 oclock Tuesday morning The men escaped in a touringcar with side curtains but witnesses were not sure whether it was a Buick or a Studebaker The men came into the restaurant and ordered rolls and coffee which they ate leisurely Galios told police After they had finished two strolled to their car parked at the curb and the other two held up and robbed Galios at the point of a gun They took about from the till and S50 from Galios They also took some cigarets The men were about 40 and were wearing dirty suits according to the description given police One man was heavy Galios said The men drove south hut a police man at Ninteenth street and South Federal avenue did not see them pass A policeman on East State street did not see the bandits either Hearings in U Charges Will Be Held Soon Committee Waits for Report of Rules Group DES MOINE3 Feb 17 legislative committee investigating the University of Iowa administra tion met briefly at 1 p m today but recessed until later in the after noon because the rules committee was not ready to report Senator H B Carroll Davis county committee chairman said the attorney general would report tomorrow as to whether he could furnish one of his assistants to handle the detailed work of the in vestigation Committee members expressed the hope that hearings can begin within a few days It was agreed that both the ac cusers and the accused should be apprised of the opposing sides plans for the inquiryand that there should be no surprises as the taking of testimony progressed The committee plans to hold most of its hearings at the capitol altho a trip to Iowa City may be neces sary to inspect university buildings While no definite procedure has been outlined the investigation is expected to start with the presen tation of charges against the offi cers by Verne Marshall and his as sociates of the Cedar Rapids Ga zette which has attacked the uni VersityadininJstratiOQ in a series of articles Senators on the committee are Carroll Doran and W S Baird of Pottawattamie all republicans Representatives are Allen and By ers republicans and Miller demo crat Iowa House Bill Favoring Labor of State Passed BULLETIN DES MOINES Feb 17 Reduction of the proposed state budget for the next two years was demanded today by Oov Dan Turner in a special mes sage to the Iowa legislature DES MOINES Feb 17 The house of representatives today passed by a vote of 100 to 0 the Peaco bill which gives preference to Iowa labor in public works The bill defines an Iowa resident as one who has been in the state for six months Violations of the provisions of the bill would be pun ishable by a maximum penalty of J1GO fine or 30 days in jail The bill came up during a discus sion on the Ballcw measure which provides for giving preference to both Iowa labor and Iowa products in the construction of public works Upon a motion of Representative Leonard Simmer of Wapello county the house struck from the Peaco bill a provision which would have ex empted the highway commission from its provisions relating to the use of Iowa materials Provides for Contracts A further amendment by Repre sentative F C Byers Linn pro vides that contracts for public works should contain a provision for use of Iowa labor Altho the Baliew bill was made a special order of business the house decided to take up the Peaco meas ure after its author had offered an amendment substituting his bill for that of Representative Balleiv Baliew asked passage of his bill on the ground that it was economi cally sound Representative O J Ditto Osceola sought to have ac tion deferred until Tuesdaybut was defeated IS to 76 Baliew said that nt a public hearing on his measure before the commerce committee a representa tive of a Mason City cement com pany said his company had a con tract for use of gas Ballcw pointed out that his bill would aid the Iowa coal industry which he said has shown a big slump in the last sev eral years Brown Leads Fight The fight for segregation of the labor and products provisions was Turn In Jnjre 1 Cnlumii Many Present at Carnival DECORAH Feb Elks carnival which ended after a three day celebration drew an enormous crowd QUEEN RECOVERING Queen Helen of Rumania cs trunged wife of King Ciirol is recovering from the grippe Re ports in Buchnrest society ure that she plans to marry u Ru manian officer Colonel SUe letti SIPS DROP Salesman From Mason City Had Not Been in Good Health Previously S S Sips 207 East State street dropped dead at the Downs service station at Greene shortly after 9 oclock Tuesday morning He en tered the station and was not feel ing well Suddenly he became crit ically ill Before he could be taken from the station or before a physi cian could be summoned he died Mr Sips who was a traveling salesman for the Hamilton Seed company of Cedar Rapids lived here for about 11 years He was about 151 years of age The body will he brot to Mason City It is now at a funeral parlor at Greene Air Sips was not married He had a sister and three nephews in Pennsylvania and two brothers in Illinois For the past seven years Mr Sips made his home at the John Dunn residence Impeachrnent of State Treasurer of Missouri Recommended to House JEFFERSON CITY Mo Feb 17 of Larry Brunk state treasurer of Missouri on 12 specific charges involving negli gence and criminal malfeasance was recommended to the Missouri house of representatives today by a special investigating committee SENATE BUSY IN TO RUSH LOAN BILL THRU Principal Concern Is to Forestall Pocket Veto Feb 17 Senate sponsors of the veterans loan bill confidently made plans to day for sending the measure quick ly to the white house Foreseeing approval by a large majority their principal concern wan in getting the bill to President Hoover in time to forestall the pos sibility of a poiket veto The bill wag approved in the house late yes terday by an overwhelming vote Senator Ashurst democrat Ari zona gave notice he would enter a motion tomorrow to discharge the finance committee from considera tion of the measure and bring it at once before the senate IletimiB to Work The senate meanwhile returned to its work on appropriation meas ures repulsing an effort to delay their enactment and the house lis tened to several miscellaneous speeches and took up conference re ports on minor bills Senator Black of Alabama who had warned he would filibuster ap pcopriatlanmeasures in an effort to obtain Muscle Shoals legislation sought to prevent the senate from taking up the independent offices supply bill His motion was de feated 54 to 18 with independent reublicnns supporting Black Oil Industry Up The situation in the oil industry came before two house committees The ways and means committee heard opponents of the Capper Garber bill to restrict oil imports The commerce committee begun hearings on the Hoch bill to divorce oil companies from their interstate pipe lines and place the latter un der the jurisdiction of the inter state commerce commission an nounced it could neither approve nor disapprove the measure The house judiciary committee ordered a favorable report on the Sparks bill to exclude aliens from the population represented in con gress A constitutional amendment is proposed to bring this about Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks weak react sharply after early upturn Bonds heavy domestic sag in de sultory trading Curb mixed profit taking active Butter firm Foreign exchanges irregular Italian lira sags Cotton higher firm cables Sugar lower Cuban selling Coffee higher trade buying CHICAGO Wheat steady bullish weather and firm cables Corn firm small country offer ings and decreased contract stocks Cattle steady Hogs weak to lower Movie Stars Married in Secret Start Honeymoon Virginia Valli Refuses to Wed on Friday the Thirteenth NEW YORK Feb 17 cretly married for three days Charles Farreli and the former Vir ginia Vaili screen stars leave to night on the liner Augustus for an European honeymoon They were married in Yonkers N Y shortly after midnight Saturday With the traditional superstition of actor folk Miss Valli balked at being married on Friday the thir teenth even if It meant two trips to Yonkers and a midnight wedding to dodge the jinx Farreli and Miss Valli went to Yonkers Fridaj obtained a mar riage license They had planned to be married at once but Miss Valli suddenly recalled that it was Fri day the thirteenth The couple and their party consequently returned to New York to await the passing of tho jinx Malic Second Trip Another trip to Yonkers and the marriage was performed ut the First Methodist Episcopal church parsonage about a m Satur day the fourteenth by the Rev Ralph Houston The witnesses included Mrs John J Regan who was formerly Alice Joyce Blanche Sweet Carltou Hockstra Farrells manager and Albert Scott a friend Farrell explained to friends that his reason for the elaborate secrecy was thathe wishea to be aboard the liner on his honeymoon before news of his marriage reached Hollywood Dates Four Years The romance dates back about four years to Hollywoods lots She already was a featured player in universal pictures He was just be ginning his meteoric career He climbed the heights rapidly sealing his success with Janet Gaynor in a series of popular pictures His latest was The Man Who Came Back The bride Is a native of Chicago where she was born Virginia Sweeney The bridegroom hails from New England It is her second mar riage she having divorced Denmr est Lamson several years ago It is his first TROOPS AIM BIG CHARMSi KARREII Auto Runs Into Truck MOVILLE Feb 17 Wright 55 suffered severe injuries when his automobile ran into a stationary truck near here yester day lowan Wins on Newfoundland Horse Lucky Cecil Atherton Plans to Take in Burlesque BOONE Feb 17 was lucky Cecil Atherton today But he is not counting hia chick ens prematurely the chickens being 51922393 he was advised he won on a dollar ticket in a horse race at St Johns Newfoundland Still skeptical about the sudden windfall he tried to wait until the money actually was in his hands be fore he spent it He did however ex press two plans for using the cash when and if as he said First he plans to take some friends to a burlesque show in Chi cago But the main use of the money he said be to salt it down and educate my four children all boys Atherton is assistant engine house foreman at the Chicago and North western shops here He has tried such tickets before he said but without luck He bought his lucky ticket from an unnamed woman one of four chances on Burning Up a horse which won second in the army and navy veterans sweepstakes for the Havana mile at Oriental Park St Johns Three others won similar sums Three United States citizens won 538778ff for holding the ticket for Belgian Lass which won first Investigator in Jake Lingle Killing Silent on Return From Trip CHICAGO Feb 17 Roche chief Investigator in the Al fred Jake Lingle murder case continued his silence today after a mysterious three week trip which carried him to Havana Miami New Orleans and other cities Simultaneously with his return Robert E Cantwell Sr a member of the counsel for Leo V Brothers St Louis gangster accused of slay ing Lingle announced his with drawal Cantwell had joined the de fense attorneys when he a witness of the Lingle murder declareo Brothers was not the killer ROGERS Iowa Falls Youth Held for Robbing From Bank ELDORA Feb career as a bank bandit ended shortly af ter It started Kenneth Eldreci 20 Iowa Falls today faced arraign ment on charges of robbery of the Farmers Savings bank ut Steam boat Rock He escaped from the bank with 1000 hut was capturec sopn after by vigilantes Eldrcd who lived in Iowa Falls most of his life entered Steamboat Rock bank eight miles northeast of here in Hardin county shortly after 3 oclock yesterday afternoon Cashier E Christians was at the cage window and Assitsant Cashier J A Holmes wus writing a letter The youth then whipped out a gnu and ordered the bank employes to put up their hands He ordered the two men to fill a sack with money Christians succeeded in leveling a gun at Eldred but Eldred said he would shoot Holmes if it was not put down After leaving the bank Eldred went to a car Christians fired at him from the rear window At that time L G Condon and Roy Hathaway both vigilantes heard Lhe shots and began chasing Eldred firing at him Soon Eldrcd halted his auto and climbed out as Condon covered him with a rifle The youtli started to grab for the rifle and Condon pulled the trigger He didnt hit the youth but Eldred surrendered Ho had been wounded by a bullet that Dlerced his heel and another which barely touched his neck County officials were scouring the highways by this time and took charge of the prisoner Officials also planned to investi ate Wendell EklreiJ a brother of he youth who was arrested while ic was trailing the car in which his brother was fleeing The money was recovered BEVERLY HILLS Cal Feb 17 Now here is something you must not get wrong The government Sat urday passed a bill to appropriate 20 million as a loan to farmers In the tlought area but it was to be loaned on security Now the man and his family that are hungry down there have no se curity If he had any security he wouldnt be hungry He would have already put it up So this loan has not relieved the people that the Red Cross has been feeding at all They have got to go on being fed by the Red Cross so you towns that have beep so slow in raising your quota because you have been waiting on the government to see what they would do now you see so get busy and raise it They have got to be fed till a new crop Is raised and when they raise it the last one is still in this country It hasnt been sold yet But no town can possibly have nn ex cuse now for not doing their part Ycirs THEATER PANIC Rome Mardi Gras Crowd in Stampede as Roof Caves In ROME Feb 17 panic of spectators at the Morgana theater resulted in injuries to scores tonight when part of the roof of the theater caved in The building was filled with a crowd of Mnrdi Gras carnival holiday makers Firemen tried unsuccessfully to prevent a panic hacking great holes in the wall an emergency cxits but the crowd stampeded Three ambul ances carried off most of the seri ously injured Louis Wolheim Screen Villain Is Recovering LOS ANGELES Feb 17 T Louis Wolheim screen villain was recovering today from an operation he underwent yesterday Tor what surgeons diagnosed as a primary stomach condition with chronic appendicitis The nilment the medical men said was induced by a recent successful attempt by the actor to reduce IN GRAVE CRISIS Chief of Palace Guards Rumored as Leader of Coup By CLARENCE DUBOSE MADRID Feb 17 Tele ii phoned via King Alfonso strove today to give Spain a responsible government all indi cations were that a new military dictatorship would1 be set up Long range guns were trained miinously on the city and machine funs had been placed strategically u preparation for any eventuality Persistent reports gained credence hat General Leopoldo Saro farmer liief of the kings palace guards vould be the new dictator Censorship was again established Army Men Disgusted A group of high army officers eported to be disgusted because he king seemed to be yielding to the left were reported preparing to seize the power and repeat the coup y which Prime de Rivera seized the iictatorship Melquindes Alvarez chief of the reformist party and one of the lead ers in the demand for a new consti tution in Spain declined King Al fonsos offer of the premiership The crisis was thrust upon Spain with failure of Jose Antonio San chez Guerra to form a government on a basis of liberal constitutional revision Collaboration Sanchez Gueria designated King Alfonso yesterday to get together a cabinet went to the palace at noon today and informed the kingthat lie had been unable to procure the collaboration of the republicans and socialists radical left groups and would have to re nounce his task He advised the king to call upon Melquiadcs Alvarez another advo cate of constitutional revision to limit the powers of the throne and leader of the reformist group of the Spanish conservative party Al varez if anything would ho re garded as more radical than San chez Guerra whose designation by the king yesterday was regarded by monarchists as a surrender to the extremists Madrid Stil Quiet The development which came with astonishing suddenness threw the political situation into the ut most confusion and made develop ments extremely uncertain Madrid was quiet hut alive with rumors of military action none of which could be confirmed A large military clique is ex tremely dissatisfied with yester days events which they consider constitutes an unnecessary surren der by the king of royal proroga live and it was easily within the bounds of possibility today that some section of the group would at tempt a coup detat to reestablish a dictatorship similar to that ot the lato General Primo de Rivera Fund RiMiches WASHINGTON Feb 17 The Red Cross campaign for a 10 000000 drought relief fund today reached IOWA WEATHER Tilir Tuesday night and Wed nesday except cloudiness slight ly Wednesday in ccn tti anil uest portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclnck Tuesday morning Muxiimim Monday 51 Aliovn Minimum in Night 30 Minimum In Nijjht 30 Above Mondays maximum lacked only 1 degree of touching the mark at tained Sunday when a record for the current February was estab lished By Tuesday morning the wind had turned around into the north nnd lowering clouds at noon Tuesday bore a threat of possiblo snow just around the corner   

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