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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 21, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home t L M ft I 5 MEM OF J g VOL XXXVII ETVE CENTS PER COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS OME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21 1931 UNITED PRESS AND 8 f f a b ci 2 1 v ti ai ij S 1 H Dry Circles Are Aroused Mrs Willebrandt Is Sure of Grape Legality I By CHARLES STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 21 CPA Mrs Mabel Walke Willebrandt ex presses her opin ion upon an question arisin out of the eigh teenth amend m ent or Vol steadism t b ablest wetand dry authorities in the land listen respectfully Not for noth ing tbey agree did she sp nearly eigh years intensively studying such problems as the jus tice departments chief prohibition specialist During recent weeks the smart est antirum experts in Washing ton have made almost a microscopic examination of her assurance to her client Fruit Industries Ltd of its perfect right to sell grape con centrates regardless oj their alco holic potentialities provided they are lawfully latent potentialities a1 the time of the concentrates deliv ery to customers Their final ver dict is that it is without a technical flaw THE description of grape concen trates precisely in the form i marketed as certain to develop a kick entirely on their own initiative I is a trifle too casual A few ingredients do have to bs added i Of course it is assumed that they will NOT be added On that assump Turii to Tagc Z Column iRISDEN DOESNT iJplCJfAWET es Not Saying Conditions Were Worst in 16 Years 5 DES MOINES Feb 21 t lames E Risden chief of the state i bureau of investigation referring to the statement attributed to him by C Dezendorf senior at torney of the federal prohibition that liquor conditions in lowa were the worst in 16 years taid that he did not remember justifying to the Wickersham com iisispn that such was the case in i iwa There is very little whisky in fjanva Risden said We find very ilj ttle when we conduct raids Al without exception the liquor seized is alchohol Roscoe P Bane I superintendent of public safety of Des Moines however reaffirmed the statement Dezendorf attributed to him saying if anyone knows where he can buy a drink in DCS Moines I ivould like to know where that place Is Death of Yorklown Man Is Thot Murder Instead of Suicide CLARINDA Feb 21 tounty officials today were investi I gating a new theory according to which Marion Annan 62 Yorktown found dead in his home Wednesday Ivaa killed by a robber rather than hat he took his own life L D Walker coroner expressed the belief that Annan surprised a fobber in the house where he lived alone and that the intruder had Ihot the farmer in escaping An nans pockets were ransacked of tverything save a penny AUNT HET Ey Robert Guillen Him i I still use laid an tur I pentine an kerosene on Pas chest to break up his colcis but I have to put it on a flannel rag since lie shaved i his whiskeis off ALLEGED NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE JyfO 117 Senate Receives Notes of Wickersham Committee TESTIMONY NOT LESS CONFUSING THAN ITS RESULT Secret Data and Opinion of Cabinet Men Are Omitted By S BR BLEDSOE WASHINGTON Feb 21 senate had before it today a be wildering mass of documents data and testimony on liquor contro from the Wickersham commission It represented part of the mate rial on which the commission marie its conflicting report on prohibition Secret testimony was missing The views of Secretary Mellon Attornej General Mitchell and other official were not included Standing out from the mass was Prohibition Di rector Woodcocks suggestion made before taking the office thai Home option was the solution oJ the liquor problem The pile revealed also that John Motley Morehead minister to Swed en urged a modification of the Swedish system of liquor control for the United States Mabel Walkei Willebrandts defense of the legal ity of grape concentrates was de tailed Officers are Recommended Recommendations for a veritable army of federal officers to enforce pTohibitioui attacks on the dry laws by repprts on conditions in 32 states were included in the data submitted It seemed as controversyprovok ing as the much discussed commis sion report itself and like the re port furnished comfort for botli wets and drys The senate is expected to take no action at present as a result of glimpse behind commission mes It may cause argument it even that is not expected to be extensive March 4 is at hand and the senate is weary Transmitted After Resolution The material was transmitted late yesterday to the senate in response to a resolution by Senator Tydings democrat Maryland an opponent of the liquor laws Woodcocks suggestion that leav ing liquor undisturbed in private homes might close the lid on Pan doras prohibition box was unique and startling It was made while was a special investigator for the commission only a little while be Fore he became prohibition director He said his plan could be put into effect by a simple administrative policy The citizen could not claim the right to buy or sell liquor he add ed But if he possessed liquor or makes liquor in his home and fn such a way as not to be observed by the public and if he properly supports his family this policy would require that he be not turbed Law Punishes on Failure If he fails in a single public duty if he breaks the peace in any way if he fails to take care of his family if he fails to keep himself Tom in IORe 2 Column 25 CHORUS GIRLS FREED BY JUDGE Case Against Earl Carrolls ShowDismissed by Court CHICAGO Feb 21 against 25 chorus girls of Earl Car olls Sketch Book of participat ng in an obscene and indecent per formance were dismissed today and cases against four principals dis missed when Judge Justin F McCarthy sustained defense mo tions to end their triai Counsel for defense in closing arguments attacked the testimony of Miss Effie Siglerand Miss Sarah E Riley members of the motion Jicture censor board on the ground hey failed to identify in the court any of the defendants and hat their testimony was incompe tent They renewed their frequent motions to quash the complaint and were finally upheld The show was to close a five veek engagement here tonight re turning for a second run after a veek in Milwaukee It was raided Feb 13 by police The trial began ast Wednesday BRITISH PRINCES MISS REVOLT Associated Presa Photo The Prince of Wales and his brother Prince George got out Lima Perujust in time to escape getting mixed up in a revolution Above they are shown at a reception given in their honor when they visited tmia Peru Left to right Lieut Col Luis Sanchez Cerro president who subdued the revolt Wales Mrs Alfredo wife of Peruvian foreign minister and Prince George Fighting Yoimgster and Arthur Makes Quieter Campaign Than His Opponents EDITORS NOTE This is the final story telling about tho Chicago mayoralty campaign By VICTOR T HACKLER CHICAGO Feb 21 com parative youngster with a reputa tion as a fighter and a crusading jurist who leaped into fame as a foe of gangland are challenging the reign of Chicagos verteran mayor Arthur F Albert only 32 years old but an alderman for 10 years is one of those trying to oust Mayor William Hale Thompson in Tues days republican primary He is backed by the faction headed by Senator Charles S Deneen John H Lyle the municipal court judge whose campaign against the underworld won him the title the nemesis of Gangland is the other major candidate Picas Much Alike In vastly different ways these two candidates are sayingmuch the same thing They are urging voters to turn the present administration out of the city hall and have hurled charges of criminalleading ul liances ad of corruption Each claims to be the leading anti Thompson candidate and asserts that a vote for the other means a vote for Thompson Both have been at one time affiliated with Thomp sons organization but both have been outspoken opponents in recent years Altho this similarity of argument runs thru their campaigns the per sonalities of the two men are greatly different and there is much bitterness In the two camps because the antiadministration vote is being split Spectacular Campaigner Lyle is a spectacular campaigner as he is a spectacular judge His stage properties are the deadly wea pons of the gangster and as he talks ic holds up a machine gun and Jemonrstrates how it is put together Se tells why gangsters use that ype of weapon how many shots it ires and how accurate is its aim The audience shudders Lyle is thin and of medium iclght but he gives the impression ot enormous energy He came to Turn to IUKC 2 Column anvas Company Wins From St Ansgar 3930 The Mason City Canvascompany efeated the St Ansgar Lions in he quarterfinals of the semipro asketball tournament at the Y M 7 A Saturday noon 39 to 30 The anawha independents lost to the vntchell AllStars 30 to 16 in the ther bracket of the quarterfinals winners were scheduled to meet n the semifinals Saturday after oon Man and Woman Slayers Ride to Their Last Home NEW CASTLE Pa Feb 21 M Schroeder ami W Glenn Dague left here today by automo bile for a ride half way across the state of Pennsylvania to Rockview penitentiary where they are sen tenced to die Monday for the killing of a guardian of the states high ways A little cavalcade of automobiles bearing the prisoners and a heavily armed guard left the Lawrence county jail at a m Sheriff Frank Johnston and his men planned to dash all the way across country to the states prison in high powered automobiles a distance by airline of nearly 250 miles The roads the doomed prisoners will traverse on their death ride once were patrolled by the victim of their banditry Corporal Brady Paul of the state highway patrol It was along a highway near here Dec 27 1929 that Paul was shot and killed as he sought the bandits who held up a grocery store at Butler Mrs Schroeder and Dague both admitted they were the bandits GUARD KING ZOG FROM ASSASSIN Albanian Rulers Adjutant Is Killed by Shot Fired at Chief VIENNA Feb 21 tions for the safety of King Zog I 36 year old self made monarch of Albania were redoubled today as police investigated an unsuccessful attempt against his life as he left tho opera last night The kings adjutant Major Top olai received one of the 12 bullets intended for the monarch and was killed instantly Another bullet wounded an Albanian court official M Lipozova in the hip The two assassins who gave their names as Asiz Cami and Nadk Tielezzi were captured by chauf feurs of other cars standingbehind the royal vehicle They were badly manhandled Questioning brot no other explanation than they had acted thru political motives A blood feud exists among the Albanian mountaineers against the king and there have been frequent attempts to kill him He rarely em erges from his palace at Tirana without clouding his movements KingZog was proceeding thru the ront door of the opera building to his waiting car when the shooting occurred MUSCLE SHOALS AND LOANS BILL CONGRES Little Concern Is Shown Over Routine Work at Hand Feb 21 Congress was more concerned today about veterans relief and Muscle Shoals legislation than it was with routine measures before it The veterans measure was at the white house with a veto assured but party leaders discounted rumors that the president might threaten an extra session to raise money to meet its obligations if it were passed over his veto Senator Reed republican Penn sylvania who conferred yesterday with the president on the bill said he had not heard the suggestion that Mr Hoover was contemplating an extra session under the circum stances Veto Expected Muscle Shoals reached the senate today from the house where it was passed late yesterday 216 to 153 There is little doubt that it will be approved Monday or Tuesday but some believe it will be disapproved by the president The house today considered mis cellaneous bill as the senate worked on the last of the regular supply measures that for the navy Sena WjKconsinj interrupted the course of the bill to urge Diistrict of Columbia legisla tion Asks Supervision Chairman Parker of the houae in terstate commerce committee intro duced a measure to put railroad holding companies under the super vision of the interstate commerce commission A summary of n lengthy investigation of holding companies by the committee was made public yesterday The house ways and means com mitte closed its hearing on proposals for an embargo on oil importation and fixed Monday for a report A compromise plan was in the making The conference report on the independent offices suply bill was adopted by the house and sent to the senate Bullishness of Stocks at New Heights Prices Go to Higher in Brief Session NEW YORK Feb 21 ishness rose to new heights in to days brief session of the stock market sending share prices to in the most active Satur day trading since last May Trans fers in the stock exchange for the twohour session aggregated 2400 000 shares of which 900000 were traded in the last 30 minutes The socalled pivotal stocks re corded gains of to 3 while a few issues were pushed up 54 to The price trend wavered at times but bulls made a supreme effort to close the list at the top evidently to preserve speculative enthusiasm over the two day week end for the market will be closed Monday in observance of Washing tons birthday Stocks makingnet gains of to included American Can Air Re duction American Smelting Amer ican Tobacco B New York Central Eastman Goodyear Allied Chem ical Stone and Webster Western Union Gulf States Steel and U S Industrial Alcohol Such issues as U S Steel Radio and American Telephone gained about Auburn was again the high flyer gaining about a share closing at 521075 a new high for the year and above its January low iRGHiriOSEN FOR ROAD Captain Campbell Is Knighted for Speed Mark Set at Daytona LONDON Feb 21 Malcolm Campbell walked into Buckingham palace this morning spent 40 minutes with King George and came out Sir Malcolm Campbell his majesty having be stowed upon him the accolade of knighthood The honor was in recognition of the captains feat of driving an au tomobile 245 miles an hour on the sands of Daytona Beach Fla on Feb 5 Accident Injuries Fatal SAC CITY Feb 21 Easier 15 and Lucy Jean Mohler 12 died from injuries received in automobile collisions BEVERLY HILLS Cal Feb 21 yesterday I had what I thot was a kinder funny gag I said the people the Red Cross really should reach was the ones away mck in the woods that no one ever aeard of the senate and congress of the U S Well I pick up the paper this morning and I find their sense of lumor didnt Jibe with mine They had added the word not to the sen ate and congress and made it so it not only didnt have any humor but no sense What I am trying to get at if I can get the papers to use It as I want it Is to have the Red ross care for congress and the senate instead of having it done as a dole from the taxpayers as it is now Yours Appointment by Governor Completes Roster of Commission DES MOINES Feb 21 Willard D Archie 35 Sidney was nominated today by Gov Dan Tur ner as the fifth member of the state highway commission for a four year term beginning July 1 Archie who is an automobile dealer lived for several years at Corning Governor Turners home He was graduated from Corning high school in 1015 and attended Simpson college for two years Dur ing the World war he served as a second lieutenant and later was a captain in the Iowa national guard The nomination was received by the senate in executive session and was referred to a subcommittee for consideration The appointment completes the roster of the highway commission Governor Turner having previously selected C C Riepe democrat of Burlington for another term and Thomas A Way republican of Des Moines Archie also is a republican Two Will Kctirc Clifford L Niles of Anamosa present chairman and H A Dart ing of Glemvood will retire from the commission in July Without a dissentingvote the house passed the Hopkins bill re quiring the study of Iowa as well as United States history In the pub lic schools Other bills passed finally by the house were By Thompson Extending the season on red foxes upon petition of 250 residents in a county By trunk roads outside of municipali ties as arterial highways and pro Tiim lo Iujci 2 Column KINDNESS PAYS Mrs Elizabeth if St 1aul Minn received by the will Mrs Anthony Smith of Chicago Twentyfive years ago Mrs Cusey befriend ed Mrs Smith when the luttcc became III on a train Markets at a Glance NEW YORK American can leada upturn Australian issues rally utility favorites touch new highs Foreign exchanges Irregular far easterns strong Cuban support CHICAGO steady beneficial rains Kansas and easiness Winnipeg steady forecast large receipts and lower Buenos Ayres Rates Scaled Down From Those Advocated by Committee MOINES Feb 21 administration income tax bill wasin the hands of the senate today rearingthe stamp of approval of 82 members of the house Twenty our representatives voted against adoption of the measure late Friday The rules were scaled down ma erially from the recommendations of the joint legislative tax commit tee As finally approved by the house the tax on individual incomes would be as follows One per cent of the first of net taxable incomes Two per cent on the third and fourth Three per cent on the fifth and sixth 51000 Four per cent on the seventh and eighth Five per cent on all income over that amount The bit Includes a 3 per cent cor poration tax for both Iowa and for eign firms while the original pro posal was for 4 and 4i per cent Would Deduct From Intnl A single person would deduct from his total tax and married per sons would deduct In addition S3 would be allowed for each de pendent an increase of over the committees proposal A minimum tax of would be levied against single persons with a net income of and married persons with 2000 The measure was brot to a vote late in the afternoon following five hours of debate on the rates and ex emptions The final figures repre sented a compromise particularly on the corporation rates Once dur ing the morning the house rejected the 3 per cent figure and then in the afternoon reconsidered Its ac tion Voting Is Given Fiftyseven republicans and 25 democrats xvere recorded in fnvor of the bill Those voting against it were as follows Republicans 12 Bair Brown Byers Elliott Ellsworth Forsllngj Turn to ruga 2 Column I WANTED IN FOUND IN NORTH IOWA Fourth Suspect in Galva Case Arrested at i Spencer PENCI3R Feb 21 Sheriff CharIes Nash of Henry county 111 this afternoon started for Illinois with Orvjlle Whisker 49 captured on the Paul Enninger farm near hero as the fourth member of he group accused of kidnaping Earl Yocum Galva banker last Oct 21 Whisker who readily admitted lis identity when confronted in u ield by Nash and Sheriff Fred E Srickson and Deputy Sheriff Harry Wilsey of Clay county Iowa had been working on the Enninger farm for two weeks Ho told Enninger us name was Oscar Johnson He worked for Enninger shucking orn last fall and when he returned this month agreed to repair fences and do other routine work In return or his board Enninger told the of ficers Hunted Since Full Nash and Erickson had been working on the case since shortly after the kidnaping They said they suspected Whisker last fall but when they were about to make an arrest he disappeared Whisker said he had since been in Nebraska but Nash declared he believed he had been in northwest Iowa thruout tho winter Whisker was immediately recog Des Moines Has Not Felt Zero Weather for Year and Six Days DES MOINES Feb 21 days pleasant thot One year and six days havo passed weathermen here said stnca Des Moines experienced zero wctith er the last time tho mercury reached that point being Feb 15 1930 when it was minus ten Warmer weather was forecast for tho weekend dition and return with Nash to Illi nois where he said he expects a hard rap Vernon Ahlgren Lloyd Winslow and Harry Whisker cousin of Or ville are to face a jury Monday Or ville Whisker probably will be tried separately as he must first be ar raigned Kidnaped Oct 25 Yocum president of a Galva bank was kidnaped from in front of his home last Oct 25 Mystery shrouded his disappearance for sev eral days Ma wife and the authori ties working quietly to outwit his captors and prevent Injury to him Mrs Yocum answered a demand for SO000 ransom by wrapping a block of wood and leaving it at the ap pointed spot On the fifth morningafter his disappearance Yocum was liberated and returned unharmed One by onu the alleged kidnapers were sur rounded by posses and lodged in Henry county jail where they await Kidnaping is punishable by death in Illinois IOWA WEATHER Posailily iain in portion Siiturdny night or Sun day Increasing cloudiness in CGntruI and east portions ruin Sunday or Sunday night 1 slightly warmer Saturday nljfht in central and oust portions somewhat colder Sunday in ev tremo west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Friday 43 Above Minimum In Night Ahovo At 8 A M Saturday 27 Above Balmy days returned Friday The days maximum was 11 degrees above the freezing level and Satur day the rise of the mercury in the forenoon indicated a maximum more nearly 50 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO Feb 21 Weather outlook for the week beginning Monday Feb 23 For the uppei Mississippi and lower Missouri val leys Mostly fair first half of week probably precipitation period with in latter half temperatures mostly above normal   

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