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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowers Edited for the Home VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MAS ON NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Russia Used as Example Cutting Flays U S on Situation in Arkansas By CHARLES P STEWART Feb 18 CPAj Rus sias politicoeco nomic system to be just as it la now but its wealth in casu and developed re sources and ac cumulated prod ucts of all sortK about the same as Americas in pro portion to their popula tions Would it be possible for the inhabitants o f some one especi ally temporarily unlucky area like Arkansas to drag along for weeks and months in such distress as thousands are suffering at present No answered Senator Bronson Cutting of New Mexico I cant imagine it under todays Russian government with our governments command of money Undoubtedly the afflicted region would quickly be relieved up to approximately the common national level CENATOR CUTTING spent part J of the last congressional recess in sovietland studying conditions Perhaps he says communism will prove permanently successful there perhaps not He is not yet certain At any rate it is not a philosophy to suit any other country on eurth according to the senator For himself while quite an ad vanced political liberal progres sive is an amply ultra adjective to apply to his views One of the richest men in the southwest he is a red by no means Nevertheless he does insist that an Arkansas In the midst of com parative prosperity would not be permitted by the existing regime at Moscow also that widespread un employment would not be tolerated aip of the day in c rk sliould be spread 6utt6 suffice for Everyone COURSE Russia did have V frightful regional famines in the earlier period of communistic government continued the New Mexican but that was during the chaos which prevailed while organi Tum to InRO 2 Column GANDHURWIN TALK 3 HOURS Mahatma Appears Cheerful as He Leaves Viceregal Palace NEW DELHI India Feb 18 P Gandhi and Lord Irwin the viceroy of India talked to gether for three hours this after noon seeking a way out of Indias political difficulties Gandhi appeared cheerful as he left the viceregal palace remark Ing The issues are still in the clouds I am not coming back to morrow Now the mahatma will consult with other leaders of the Indian congress party and within the next few days will resume his conversa tions with the viceroy TOW A WTnMITar A V TmTfDTT A rxr i o inoi iUWA FEBRUARY 18 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 114 SENATE New COUNTRY SAVED Monarchist Cabinet Saves Alfonso Postmasters Reappointed in Towns in North Iowa WASHINGTON Feb postmasters have been reappointed and two new postmasters appoint ed in Iowa North Iowa postmasters reappointed were Frank B More land at Ackley Charles A Frisbee at Garner and Arvijn S Sans Sands at Mallard AUNT MET By Robeit Quillen I tried bein humble about my sins once an everborfy got to actin so superior I had to be inde pendent an sassy to make em polite again Opposition to Monarchy Loses Out for Time Being By CLARENCE DUBOSK MADRID Feb 18 four days of political turmoil and uncertainty Spain today had a new monarchist cabinet aybiding revo lution on the one hand and dictator ship on the other Either those possibilities had seemed imminent but now it isbe lieved that the tense atmosphere of the past week will be cleared anc that the situation is once more tranquil at least for the time be ing The fundamental causes of all the trouble of the past year still exist however and opposition to the monarchy probably will be renewed when the time is ripe Old Officer Admiral Juan Bautista Aznar the oldest ranking officer in the Spanish navy and generally re garded as a neutral in politics suc ceeded where Jose Sanchez Guerra and Melquiades Alvarez had failed This afternoon he brot a new cab inet to the royal palace and its members were sworn in before the king It includes General Beren guery th e admiral a pr ede cess or and of fusal to participate in Berehguefs election program resulted In the generals downfall The cabinet is composed entirely of extreme right monarchists with representatives of the conserva tives the liberals and the Catalan independents The members of the new cabinet are One Post Vacant Premier Admiral Aznar secre tary of war General Berenguer public works Juan de la Circa treasury Juan Ventosa economy Count de Bugallal labor Duke of Maura interior Marquis de Hoy os justice Marquis Alhucemas foreign affairs Count de Roman ones ministerof marine Admiral Luis Rivera This list leaves vacant only the ministry of instruction But this post is expected to be filled shortly The admiral it was said in offi cial circles is In poor health and was induced to accept the heavy task which now is his only by an appeal to his patriotism General Berengxier also is not well and it was considered doubtful that he would be able to participate actively in the new government Son of de Rhera Hurt MADRID Feb IS Primo de Rivera son of the former dictator was injured last nigth when a mob of republicans attacked an automobile in which he and sev eral other monarchists were riding thru central Madrid shouting Long Live the King He received only minor injuries This was one of several minor disorders during the night Today the city was quiet MAY SUCCEED LEGGE COMPANION OF VICTIM SOUGHT Body of Chicago Gangster Is Found Covered With Wounds NEW YORK Feb 18 slaying of Frank Marco Chicago gangster of many aliases and rack ets launched police on an extensive search for his attractive blond companion today After the discovery of his bullet pierced and knifescarred body yes terday police identified him with the cooperation of Chicago authori ties and by check on a hotel room key found in his pocket He was wanted for questioning in conection with the killings of Tony Lombardo head ot Unione Sicliano and Jake Lingle Chicago Tribune reporter Telephoning his hotel room a de tective talked with a woman who admitted he was an occupant but refused to give a description of him By the time the officer had reached the room the woman had taken her baggage and fled Hotel attaches said they had registered as Mr and Mrs Frank Mario Associated Press Ilioto James C Stone vicechairman of the federal farm board was considered as the prohiblc suc cessor of Chairman Alcxtihder Legge of that body Announce Merger Effective Friday Merger effective Friday of the Wa terloo Daily Courier and Waterloo Tribune was announced today The Courier is published after noons daily except Sunday ThL Tribune Is published each morning except Monday The publishers in announcing the consolidation said it will end dup lication and provide complete cover age of the field served by the papers at a lower cost The announcement was printed In todays Daily Courier It said the name of the merged papers would be the Waterloo Daily Courier combined with the Waterloo Trib une First Edition Friday The first edition the merged paper will be published Friday eve ning after which it will be issued each evening except Saturday for the subscribers in Waterloo and the outside territory who can be served with evening delivery A morning edition will be published for other subscribers outside Waterloo The paper also Mil be published on Sunday mornings for all sub scribers John C Hartman and Jackson McCoy editor and general manager of the Courier will be editor nnd general manager of the merged pa pers which will be printed in the Courier plant and published by the W K Hartman company Kndlo Station Retained Radio station WMT now owned by the Tribune the commercial printing engraving and direct mail ing departments of the Tribune and that papers building are to be re tained by William A Reed and Harry Shaw who have been the Tribune editor and general manager The consolidation brings into one plant the four newspapers represent ed in the two now existing The Courier founded in 1858 absorbed the Waterloo Daily Reporter in 1914 The Tribune founded in was merged with the Waterloo Times in 1901 Both the Courier and the Tribune have received the full leased wire service of the Associated Press The Tribune will publish as usual Thursday morning but Friday morn ng the paper will be issued from the Courier plant Governor Emerson of Wyoming Past Crisis CHEYENNE Wyo Feb 18 A slight improvement was reported today in the condition of Gov Frank C Emerson of Wyoming who is suffering from pneumonia Attend ing physicians said the governor was near death at the crisis of his illness yesterday Indiana Representative New Hoover Appointee WASHINGTON Feb 18 President Hoover today will appoint Representative Elliott republican Indiana as assistant comptroller general Elliott was defeated for re election in November HOUSE BILL WILL LET CITIES OWN UTILITY PLANTS Passage Ends Four Day Debate Over Many Amendments rvES MOINES Feb 18 U house today by a vote of 76 to 23 passed the Simmer bill to permit the establishment of mu nicipal utility plants It was the end of a four days battle on the subject fraught with intensive de bate and numerous attempts to amend the measure The bill pro vides for payment for the plants out of their future earnings The discussion started today on the amendment of Representative F W Elliott Scott which would provide that rates terms of con tract and cost be submitted to a referendum at one time This was defeated by a vote of 37 to 61 Elliott speakingfot his amend ment said that he had no interest in any utility but that thousands of lowans had investments in various utility plants and that those invest ments made possible much of the development in our cities Espouses Referendum Representative J P Gallagher Iowa county espoused the referen dum proposal declaring that its elimination would deprive the people of a valuable right The house then took up considerationof aiiamend ment by Simmer approving it by a vote of 66 to 29 This amendment would provide for submission to a vote the question of establishment of a municipal plant leaving the question of cost and rates to be set by the city council after public hearing which would be advertised An attempt to forestall a vote oil the entire question was made by Representative W E S Hutcheon Greene who moved that the bill and all amendments be referred again to the judiciary committee which would report back next Monday R L Rutledge Webster said he ap proved the Hutcheon motion as he thot the Simmer amendment had some serious faults However the motion lost 43 to 58 A roll call then was had on the Simmer amendment which carried 66 to 29 Representative J H Johnson Marion said he did not like the bill as a city could exceed its funded Indebtedness Considered Delayed The senate delayed consideration of the county assessors bill while it overrode a committee report rec ommending killing of the Anderson bill to reduce Interest on chattel mortgages from 3V4 to 1 per cent a month The bill now will go on the calendar and the author said tie would propose an amendment placing the rate at per cent Senator Roy Stevens of Wapello county introduced a bill to set Feb BEVERLY HILLS Gal Feb 18 of the soldiers that need it should get at least 30 per cent of what the government owes em But let the ones that are not sol diers quit hollering for it on the grounds that it would make the country prosperous We used em in the war when we needed em now we are using what they saved out of the war to help out the rest of us Everybody nowadays is suggest ing1 ways of getting prosperous on somebody elses money Yours Turn o 2 Column SEARCH FOR GIRL TURNS TO TEXAS 50 Soldiers Ordered to Drag Pools for 10 Year Old Child SAN DIEGO Cal Feb 18 A hunt for Virginia Brooks missing 30 year old school girl extended across Arizona New Mexico aud into Texas today While 50 soldiers were ordered by Brig Gen Robert McCleave from Fort Rosecrans to search canyons and drag pools east of San Diego Deputy Sheriff Blake Mason enlist ed the aid of officers as far east as Amarillo Texas in the search for the suspected kidnaper Mason telegraphed fron Phoenix that a girl identified by photo jrapns as Virginia had stopped at Wellton Ariz for two days with a man about GO years old who posed is her father San Diego police planned to drag n stagnant pool on the east side of the city today Footprints checking with shoes worn by the girl who dropped out of sight Feb 11 whilo on her way to school were fouiirt ate yesterday heside the pool Offl cers also were seeking Frank Lind sey wanted on a charge of slaying lis wife in Seattle in connection vith the girls disappearance Supporter of Lindsey Quits Job in Church Rector of New York Church Accepts Resignation NEW YORK Feb 18 resignation of the Rev Eliot White from the staff of Grace Episcopal church because of his militant ad vocacy companionate marriage stirred the ecclesiastical world to The Rev Dr W Russell Bowie rector of the phurch one of the most fashionable in the city isaued a statement saying that Mr Whites resignation had been accepted and that his name had been removed from the church calendar Mr Whites controversy with his superiors is a squel to the recent activity of Ben Lindsey advocate of companionate marriage As chairman of the speakers commit tee Mr White invited Lindsey to address the New York churchmens association When Bishop William T Manning protested White led the members in a movement to override the bishop and Lindsey spoke MORE SUICIDES IN MONTE CARLO Casino Directors Worry at Number of Who Take Lives MONTE CARLO Monaco Feb 18 increasing number of foreigners committing suicide here Is beginning to worry the Casino di rectors probably for the first time in the 61 years of the gambling pa laces existence In one week three men an Austrian an Italian and a German committed suicide after los ing heavily in the Casino When a gambler takes his life within the Casino grounds it is prac tically impossible to check up on the fact and In many cases even the resident consuls are not notified Before the war the gardens in front of the Casino were favorite suicide sites but now it seems that the despondent losers prefer the privacy of their hotel rooms with the result that the public knows what is going on Tho the Casino several years ago stopped the system started by Ca mille Blanc the founder whereby losers were given tickets to their homes it is reported that the plan has been unofficially working for the past few weeks SMED BUTLER SAYS U S Boy Convicted of Sioux City Theater Robbery SIOUX CITY Feb 18 ny Arensdorf 20 charged with rob bery with aggravation in connection with the robbery of the Or pheum theater was found guilty of larceny by a jury which returned its verdict at this morning The case was given to the jury at oclock yesterday afternoon Players Elect New Officers FAYETTE Feb elected for the coming semester by the university players Upper Iowa dramatic organization were Presi dent Margaret Madeen Arlington vice president Robert Graham Col orado Springs Colsecretarytreas urer Fern Johnson West Union Public Opinion Must Be Aroused General of Marines Says COUTH BEND Ind Feb IS Alphonse Capone Chicagos gangland chief will be deported to Italy when public opinion is aroused it was predicted by Major General Smedley D Butler in an ad dress here last night When public opposition is aroused Butler said Capone will go back to I cant talk about Italy The remark was one of a few re ferring indirectly to the Mussolini Butler imgroglio made before the knife and fork club whose mem bers he addressed on the subject of the causes and cures crime God help the man wiio gets in the way of an aroused public opinion said the marine com mander who recently was censured for a speech in which he related au episode of which he had been told describing Premier Mussolini of Italiy as a hit and run driver Hns Had Experience Ive had an experience of that sort he added For the most part Butler con fined his remarks to a description of his administration of the Philadel phia crime cleanup a few years ago He recommended the constant shifting of policemen from one beat to another as a means of putting a stop lo corruption The outspoken general who said he had never posed for motion pic tures engaged in a blustery expos tulation at the start of his speech with news reel men whom he final ly permitted to set up their cameras and incandescent lamps before the speakers table I greet you allho I cannot see you he told his audience squinting into the blinding lights He halted his speech to glower at the cam eramen then relented and joked with them before continuing Look For Womnn Some of General Butlers observa tions on suppressing crime The most effective work In trac ng criminals is thru their women They alwnyi come back to them Police will carry on if you give hem half a break They are human like us and have families to sup port I believe in prohibition ami will continue tp until we get a better plan Any police chief will tell you he can clean up a city in 24 hours when the people demand it ACTION AWAITED UPON ROAD BIDS Bridge and Culvert Work to Be Done in Butler and Clayton AMES Feb 18 today was expected on low bids ag gregating announced in the fortnightly meeting yesterday of the Iowa state highway commis sion In these most recent additions lo 1031 road improvement plans are a number of small paving jobs in Blackhawk Clayton Crawford Fremont Marshall Tama coun ties which on the basis of the low bids would cost Bridge and culvert projects in Blackhawk Butler Clayton De catur Plymouth and Tama coun ties would cost 578042 No announcement was made on the projected construction of two bridges in Woodbury county on highway 20 cast of Sioux City Low bids on bridge and culvert work Blackhawk cul verts road 20 cost of Waterloo Cedar Falls Construction company of Cedar Falls Butler to present bridge road 18 east of Du mont A Olson Construction com pany of Waterloo Clayton bridge road 13 in Marquette A Olson Con struction company of Waterloo 513838 WASHINGTON Fob m W Davis democratic presidential candidate ill 1921 was selected today to represent the senate In its court test to the right to office of Chairman Smith of the power commission few After Operation 18 Louis Wolheim bad man of the screen but beloved film character of Hollywood died at G a m today Death followed an operation Mon day His condition had been re ported satisfactory until hours before death Wolheim was 50 years of age He was suffer ing from an ab dominal ailment brot about by n strict diet which tie had followed to reduce his weight tor a part n a picture When ho en tered the hospit al ho had lost about 30 pounds After the operation au attending surgeon Dr Clarence Hopkins said a condition had been disclosed which might necessitate another operation when the actor recovered but death came as he tried to regain his strength Chinese Train Wreck Kills 26 Injures 72 HANKOW China Feb 18 Twentysix were killed and 72 in ured in a train wreck Sunday near Jinyang 100 miles north of here on he PeipingHankow railway Because of heavy snowfall which crippled wire and rail communlca ions the report reached here only oday VETERANS LOAN BILL APPROVED COMMITTEE Conferees of House and Senate Agree Upon Muscle Shoals ASHINGTON Feb is senate reached the crux of an other dispute with President Hoover today und in the face of a presiden tial letter expressing unalterablo opposition prepared to pass the vel eriiiii loan bill The measure to increase the loan value of adjusted service compensa tion certificates from to 50 per cent of face value was approved by the finance committee a short while after the chief executives communication liad been read Agreement was reached to tako he bill up tomorrow The house meanwhile keeping n close eye on the progress of the veterans bill in the senate approved the conference report on the SI 000000000 supply bill for the treas ury and postoffice departments Conferees in Agreement After 10 years of agitation and monlhs of dispute In conference representatives of the house and senate came to an agreement on the disposition of Muscle Shoals All the senate managers and a majority of the house conferees signed an agreement providing for government operation of the power plant leasing the nitrate plant for fertilizer production and govern ment construction of power trans mission liuea Former Postmaster General New entered a Vigorousdefense oJTtho activities of the1 poetofJJce depart ment in negotiating postal leases under his administration The senate foreign relations com mittee unanimously rejected the proposed treaty with Canada for allocation of power at Niagara falls The houso appropriations com mittee reported the second defi o Imto I Cnliinm Markets at a Glance U PROBE BODY IN SECRET SES Legislators Discuss Hiring of Attorney and Court Reporter DES MOINES Feb 18 cgislntive committee investigating he University of Iowa administra ion went into secret session this af ernoon to discuss employment of ftn attorney and a court reporter Altho the resolution for the in estigation states that all hearings mall be public the committee in erpreted this to refer only to the aking of testimony Representative JYank C Byers Linn suggested the executive session with Reprcsenla ivc Byron Allen PocahonUs sec mding it Indications were that the comrnit ee will hire an attorney from out the attorney generals office al ho it was said after the closed meeting was over that an assistant rom his office probably will be prc icnt at al hearings Consideration of rules for the In vestigation was held over until to morrow NEW YORK leaders rise 2 to G points before late faltering tone improves but trading dull utilities rally Foreign conti nentals advance Cotton foreign mar kets and unfavorable trade advices trade support European selling cmcAoo WheatBarely steady beneficial rains southwest steady bearish weather forecast hogs lower Sfie IOWA WEATHER Iiirtly clomly Weil nisdiiy night and Tliursihiy ris ing tempcrutiiro Thursday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 ocloclt Wednesday morning Tinwin v 3 Alinvr Minimum in Night 31 Almrn At 8 A M Wednesday K Almvn Snowfall 5 Of an inctl of an The GlobeGazettes editorial writer did a little bragging about lowas weather And lobk what hap pcned It went right to the weather mans head and he Hcnt North Iowa about the most disagreeable day it has had since December A snow be gan falling in the early morning Wednesday and was continuing dis agreeably thru the forenoon driven by an easterly wind and accompan ied by a temperature which stood at about tie melting point   

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