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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 26, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 261931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 121 Bulkley in Need of Rep Ohioan Just Anoth er Possibility for President HOUSE BEATS LOANS VETO By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 26 Suggesting dem ocratic presiden tial possibilities Is an increas i n g ly popular form of mental relaxation in Washington Mr Hoovers renomi nation on the re publican ticket being accepted now as a fore gone conclusion Every time a gathering of Jef fersonian politi cians falls to dis cussing t h e partys list OJL ao32 availables some one is sure to ask What do you think of Bob Bulkley Meaning of course Robert J Bulkley of Cleveland who was elected to senate last November for the remaining two years of the term originally voted to the late Theodore E Burton Governor Cooper appointed Roscoe C Mc Culloch to fill the vacancy tempor arily when Burton died but Bulkley beat him at the polls a twelvemonth later IN THESE conversations the Clevelanders name never is pro posed affirmatively but always terrogatlvely in some such phrase ology as What about Bulkley Yet it is surprising how practi cally certain he is to be mentioned whenever the democrats next choice of a standard bearer is under con sideration And with equal regularity the folk to whom the query is put simply shuffle sidestep and equivo cate No one seems to have any def inite idea What about Bulkley one way or the other CXCEPT to answer to the roll call Senator Bulkley literally did not peep from the time he took the oath of office at the beginning of this session of congress until the other day He threw off his cloak of sil ence by introducing a resolution de mandingthat Attorney General WU 31am D Tarn o Page 4 Column GASBROTDEATH TO 2 AT DUMONT Analyses Made at University Reveal No Traces of Food Poison DUMONT Feb to word received today from Iowa City where analyses were made by University of Iowa experts of the intestines of Tina Behrends 11 and Ben Behrends 16 no traces of poison were found Butler county officials concluded the two children came to their death Sunday from carbon monoxide gas Mrs Henry Behrends mother of the two vic tims and three other children were ill but recovered Mr Behrends stated that on leav ing the house he noted Sunday morning that coal used in a stove had caused much smoke These coals had then been shaken out uf the stove and this fire was appar ently out It Is believed that suffi cient gas was caused by these coals to cause the double tragedy S C Whittaker coroner stated no inquest would be held A double funeral was held for Tina and Ben Behrends Tuesday afternoon At first it was thot food poison ing caused illness in the family Former Des Moines Woman Found Dead in Omaha U INVESTIGATION DELVES INTO USE OF STATE LABOR 2 Officials Are Charged With Private Use of Materials DES MOINES Feb 26 The senate ended a bitter de bate over the University of Iowa investigation this after noon by voting 21 to 20 to defer action until after the spring re cess on an appropriation bill for the probe By THEODORE F KOOP Associated Press Staff Writer DES MOINES Feb 26 Tha legislative committee investigat ing the University of Iowa admin istration delved further today Into charges that two officials used state labor arfd materials in building priv ate homes Testimony was heard that paint was delivered to the home of W H Bates university secretary in state trucks and that a box containing electric wire in the house bore a university label Bates was present for the first time at todays hear ing Leroy Amish Iowa City painter told the committee that while he was working at the Bates home in 1924 paint was brot to the house three or four times in university trucks He said the material was of a brand not sold at any Iowa City paint stores Bates Got Paint Amish related that about 35 gal Ions of flat paint and 300 pounds o white lead carried in the trucks jvereti2sed oh the n bought a few supplies at pain stores Amish said Bates had ar ranged to obtain the flat paint A H Platzer an Iowa City car penter testified he worked on on of Bates houses in 1922 or 1923 anc that altho no electricians were on duty during the day the wiring o the residence was completed HI said that a box of wire and othe electrical equipment bearing the unl versity label was in the house fo several days Platzer was unable to say wheth er it was university equipment an if so whether Bates paid for thi material He testified that he was on duty from 8 a m to 5 p m am believed he was not off the job a any time while the wiring wag In progress Was Overpaid An overpayment of doing two hours of university trucking was described by Lewis Maske of Coral ville He said Charles Brown a fore man in the buildings and ground department handed him a check las summer for saying th amount should have been Maske testified he indorsed thi check which Brown cashed at thi Triangle Auto Supply company giv ing Maske of the money re ceived I dorjt know what Brown die with the rest of the money Mask said Senator W S Balrd of COUQ cil Bluffs tried to elicit statement Turn to Page 4 Column AUNT HET By1 Robert Quillen I made Pa say no with out even Jookin at the books You know a set o books aint no account if it takes a female agent thats good lookin to sell Suit Against Griffith for Alleged Attack on Girl Probed by Stat LOS ANGELES Feb 26 district attorneys office today wa investigating the filing of a 60100 damage suit against David War Griffith veteran motion picture di rector by Fern Setril 22 year ol actress Miss Setrill charged Griffith witr assault She alleged he lured her in to his apartment with promises a role in a forthcoming picture CAPONE IN COURT ress Photo ALVHONSE CAPONE MOTOR VEHICLE REGULATION ACT BEFORE SENATE Long Bill on Quarantine Passed by Iowa House Attorneys Fight for Capone Over Contempt Charge CHICAGO Feb 26 in lis own home town Scarface Al Capone supreme gang leader of them all arrested as a vagrant to day stood by while his attorneys fought to help him escape punish ment of the federal court where he is on trial before Judge James H Wilkersbn for contempt Capone served with a vagrancy warrant issued by Judge John H DES MOINES Feb 26 A re mark bySenator C A Benson of Clayton county that arguments led one to believe those back of amendments to the vehicle regula tion bill were personally interested drew fire in the senate today The remark brot from Senator E R Hlcklln of Louisa county author of an amendment to the bill the as sertion that he had no personal In terests that as an attorney he had sued railroads many times He said his amendment was offered in the Interests of peace and harmony The bill would permit 12 counties which were prohibited from selling secondary road bonds to go ahead with the sale The bonds were is sued underacts of 1927 or prior thereto Other bills passed finally y the house were Long1 Bill Passed By Long providing quarantine for ocial diseases and permitting the ioard of health to suspend physi lans licenses for one year for allure to report cases of the dls ases by Tabor giving the state rinter the right to dispose of all odes and session laws by Van Buren granting letters patent to A F Walters for 40 acres in Jones county Getting Into a snarl on amend ments the bouse deferred until to morrow final action on the Clear the1 gangstjor freed on1 a b6ndr was pho tographed and measured under the Bertillon system and fingerprinted new experience for the gang chief in Chicago Then he went back to federal court where he heard witnesses give testimony to support the governments contention that his excuse that illness prevented him from coming co respond to a federal grand jury tlmmona in March of 1929 was faked The grand jury was investigating incomes at the time but Capono said he was far too sick a man to brave the rigors of the Chicago climate Capone aat calmly by while fed eral witnesses testified he made a seaplane trip to the Bahamas went to Nassau on a boat and watched Jack Sharkey and Young Strlbling box at Miami during the period of his purported illness The testimony was not all against Capone When the government hac finished Dr Kenneth Phillips at Miami who signed an affidavit that it wouldbe dangerous for Capone to come to Chicago said his patient had bronchial pneumonia with a temperature of He thot Ca pone might have died if he had made the trip to Chicago He said he ordered him to remain in bed Frazier Admits Shooting Mrs Stader by Accident RALEIGH N C Feb 26 Prosecutor A J David of Rahway N J announced today that Wil liam M Frazier charged with the murder of Mrs Phoebe Stader hac admitted shooting the woman but claimed it was accidental Will Send Drought Aid BELMOND Feb Red Cross executive committee met a the city hall to consider sending a carload of provisions to the drough area Boy scouts and girl scouts wil be asked to assist the Red Cross In sending these provisions from Bel mond and vicinity as soon as possi ble Dame Melba Laid to Rest Close to Home She Loved MELBOURNE Australia Feb 26 body of Dame Nellie Mel ba was laid to rest today by the side of that of her father in the ceme tery of the little village of Lilydale near the home sho loved The usually busy streets of Mel bourne were hushed and lined with sorrowing crowds when the casket wag taken on a farm cart from the Presbyterian church where thous ands had filed past the bier paying their last singer respects to the famous The church where the diva as a girl sang in the choir was full to overflowing for the funeral service which was attended by representa tlves of federal and state govern ments and of the world of musi and art Dame Nellie Melba died Monday evening after a strange lingerini Illness designated in a posthumou diagnosis as paratyphoid IN MURDER TRIAL POLICEMEN SET FREE BY ROBBER KIDNAPERTHREE One of Bank Bandits and Officer Wounded in Shooting H Associated Photo Mrs Myrtle A Bennett went on trial for murder in Kansas City Mo She Is alleged to have shot and killed her husband John G Bennett after a quar rel over n bridge game v af tve day lee for intent to wed The house passed the Brown bill fixing the Polk county sheriffs sal ary at 5000 annually tnd depriving ilm of fees The house passed the election con test committee bill for the cost the L W HallErnest Fabrltz con test The bill was reduced from 17196 to 49676 The big cut was In the attorneys fees which were reduced from to Would Cut Cost Attempting to reduce the cost in the L W HatterJ P Gallagher contest the house overrode an amendment by the appropriations committee which recommended that attorneys fees be reduced from to This action was taken after a number of members said the fees were reasonable The bill car ries a total of It was passed 83 to 5 Voting against Representa Tnrn to Page 4 Colamn Yellow Kid in Jail on Charge of Faro Game HAMMOND Ind Feb 26 Joseph Well the Yellow Kid who in sisted several weeks ago that no selfrespecting confidence man would attempt a gag as old as Faro in this modern age was in jail to day allegedly for reviving it He is held with three others on a charge of fleecing three Dyer community farmers out of a sum between 10 000 and WILL ROGERS Belmond Sugar Plant to Shut Down for Year Unfavorable market conditions which have resulted in a price be low the actual cost of production have mode It necessary to close the Belmond augar plant according to announcement Thursday morning1 son City branches bf the American Beet Sugar company We have tried for weeks Mr Moore said to figure out a way which would make it possible fui us to continue tho Belmond plant But market conditions have become worse Instead of better and there simply is no other way out Sugar today is retailing below in Ma son City We cant produce it for that figure Sees Opening In Year Hope waa expressed by Mr Moore that the situation would be changed by another year and that opera tions at Belmond could be resumed next January Production of sugar in this coun try and especially in Iowa he de clared is essentially sound Given the right type of protection by con gress and freed from some of tho tax burdens which have beset us in the post and we could produce al most enough sugar in this region to supply the country It would be the one best type of farm relief One of the factors which figured in the decision that it would be im possible to continue tha Belmond plant was the likelihood of a cor poration tax In the present legisla ture Mr Moore observed Iowa cor porations he said are carrying just about their limit of tax load al ready Mnson City Unaffected Of those affected by the closing 30 are full time employes In the of fice Fred Zltkowskl is in charge of the plant Efforts are being made to open positions for as many as possible elsewhere but there is a movement toward retrenchment thruout the country according to ASTINGS Nebr Feb 26 Two policemen who were kid naped by three bank robbers after a junflght with officers here in which two persons were injured were re leased this morning One of the officers Patrolman William Woods was tied to a fence post near Grafton Nebr and re leased several hours later Police Captain Frank Yettman was re leased by the robbers eight miles from Sylvan Grove Kans abouj 3 a m Reports received here were that the officer had been tied to a chair in a schoolhouse He later was freed and notified police here of his safety One of the robbers who gave his name as Robert Hendricks and Vol cott Condlt an investigator of the Nebraska Bankers association were wounded seriously in an exchange of shots when officers attempted to arrest the men at a house here Hen dricks was captured later at Belvt dere Nebr Officers today were searching for the other two robbers Sheriff Ray mond Crosson announced this morn Ing that only three robbers partici pated in the robbery Officers pre viously said four men were involved one of them waiting outside the bank in an automobile Body Covered With Bruises 2 Men Held Reputed Lover Claims She Committed Suicide OMAHA Nebr Feb 26 Her body terribly battered Mrs Betty Burns 38 formerly of Des Moines was found dead In her bed at a rooming house here early today Two men one of them her reputed lover was being held by police for questioning officers said The pair held are Frank Nelson with whom she lived and David Bell a janitor Nelson told police that Mrs Burns until six yenrs ago was happily married but that after sep arating from her husband in Des Moines came to Omaha and had been living with him for several years Nelson told police that the wo man committed suicide by inhaling gas and that he had frustrated sev eral previous attempts to end her life Early today he and Bell decided to have a lunch Bell went to call Mrs Burns to join them and found her dead Nelson stated To police Nelson explained that the bruises on the womans body were suffered several nights ago at the hands of a man with whom she had gone out BEVERLY HILLS Gal Feb 26 if you wont to do some thing and you really want some body on the Job to help out and do It right dont go any further than the Federated Womens clubs over the country To them goes the suc cess of our little tour You know you cant just stick up somebodys name and expect people to come flocking in nowadays It dont only take persuading It takes force You can have Columnist Coolidge wrestle Greta Garbo but still somebody has got to sandbag em to get em to pay real dough to see it We are living in an age of urge We do nothing till some body shoves us Yours of iWqnraii Who Died of Poisoning in Hotel Shed Is Sought ST JOSEPH Mich Feb 26 UP Aid of Chicago police has been sought in solving the identity of a woman found dead in a shed at the rear of a closed hotel here Monday She was registered at another hotel as Miss Wilson Columbus Ohio but from Columbus came word that she was not known there A post mortem examination dis closed that the stomach and throat were filled with acid WORK FOR UNION AGAINST MAYOR Enemies of Chicagos Big Bill Oppose Entry of Bundesen Tnm to 4 Colnmn Markets at a Glance NORRIS GANG TO PASS UP CAUCUS Independents Not to Pledge Themselves to G 0 P Leadership WASHINGTON Feb 26 Ranks thinned by the purposeful absence of independentminded members the republicans of the house will meet in caucus tonight to select candidates for offices in the next congress The independents mostly from the western states who want a free hand next December are unwilling to commit themselves now to the present republican leadership and are determined to gain greater recognition for their group Among the regulars there was no sign of opposition to Nicholas Long worth of Ohio for renomination as speaker He has held the chair for six years now The other officers also appeared slated for renomina tion without opposition John Q Til son of Connecticut floor lender William Tyler Page clerk Joseph G Rodgers sergeant at arms and Bert W Kennedy doorkeeper PRESIDENT SAYS COST TOO GREAT FORUSTOBEAR Claims Treasury Will Be Forced to Borrow Billion WASHINGTON Feb 20 7T house today overrode President Hoovers veto of the vctOTuns loan bill WASHINGTON Feb 2G President Hoover today vetoed the veterans loan bill In a message to the house ho called the legislation unwise from the standpoint of the veterans them selves and unwise from the stand point of all the people Overwhelmingly approved by the house and senate the bill would in crease Lhe amount a veteran could borrow on his bonus certificate from 22 to 50 per cent of tho faca value Its congressional proponents stood rady to male a prompt effort to override the veto The president said the legislation imposes a potential cash outlay of if all veterans apply for loans less some al ready loaned He repeated veterans administrator Hines estimate a bil lion dollars would bo required to administer tho bill Has No Money There not being a penny in thfl treasury to meet such a demand he declared the government must borrow this sum thru the sale of tha reserve fund securities together with further issues or we must need Ira pose further taxation The sole appeal macfe for tha reopening of the bonus act ia tho claim that funds Crnm tho national treasury should be provided to vet erans in distress as tha result at the drought and business depres sion CHICAGO Feb 26 Oppon ents of Big Bill Thompsons elec tion as worlds fair mayor of Chi cago were pleading today for a united fight against the mayor Their pleas took the form of op position to the independent candi dacy of Coroner Herman Bundesen a democrat announced yesterday Bundesens name was entered by the peoples nonpartlsan ticket as an opponent of Thompson and Anton J Cermak chairman of the Cook county board who was nominated by the democrats Tuesday when Big Bill defeated Judge John H Lyle and others in the republican primary Among those disapproving of Bundesens candidacy was Col Rob ert Isham Randolph president of the association of commerce He sent a letter to the coroner in which he said Without regard to your availabil ity or capability for the office of mayor of Chicago permit me to state that I believe that your candi dacy will have the sole effect of di viding the opposition and insuring the election of William Hale Thomp son Coroner Bundesen repudiated today the petition of the peoples nonpartisan ticket naming him as a candidate for mayor The ticket was filed with the election commis sion yesterday without his sanc tion His candidacy was in abeyance today The letters sent out over his signature Tuesday making known his decision to become a candidate were not to be regarded as formal announcement of his entry but as feelers to determine sentiment among his followers lie explained There arc veterans vmemployerl and in need many others of our people Theae Ike the others are being provided Iie basic necessities of life by tho devoted committees in those parts of the country affected by the de pression or drought Votorans Preferred The governments and many loyers are giving preference to erans in employment Their welfare Turn to rand 1 nlnmti 3i NEW YORK Stocks irregular tl S Steel and other leaders reach new tops before late reaction Bonds Irregular governments re sume decline Curb strong utilities buoyant Butfer firmer Foreign exchange easy Euro peans generally lower Cotton steady trade buying Sugar easy liberal spot offer ings Coffee lower easy Brazilian mar ket CHICAGO Wheat easy forecast beneficial moisture and bearish farm board statement Cotton easy bearish Argentine eatimate Cattle stendy to higher i Hogs higher 2 Infantry Companies in Peru Enter Revolt LIMA Feb 26 infantry companies at Piura in northern Peru have revolted and the provi sional government is sending troops to subdue them it was announced officially today DRY LAW UPHELD BY SCHOOLMEN Only One Voice Opposed W Resolution at Meet of Educators DETROIT Feb 2S only one voice in opposition ttii National Education association de partment of superintendence today adopted resolutions upholding the eighteenth amendment The lone opponent of the resolu tions committee report was Dr Daniel S Kealey of Hoboken N J who had offered a repeal resolution Dr Kealey devoted a 10 minute talk to opposing the one reported by the resolutions committee which de clared the eighteenth amendment the most effective means yet de vised to curtail the distribution and use of alcoliol SKf Will Photograph Tinder Water MINNEAPOLIS Feb 26 device for photographing light un der water developed at the Univer sity of Minnesota by Dr Henry A Erikson head of the department of physics will be tried out early this spring in Clear Lake here later in a deep northern Minnesota lake and next summer In Lake Superior HURRICANE AND FLOOD KILL 180 Train Blown From Tracks in Storm Sweeping Fiji Islands WELLINGTON N Z Feb 25 than 180 persons were killed In the Ba and Singatoka dis tricts of the Fiji Islands in the worst hurricane and flood there in recent years members of the crew of a government ship reported on their arrival at Suva Fiji Islands today The hurricane which occurred i few Vys ago was reported to have blown a train off the rails at Lau toka causing many casualties The lighthouse at Nadi was blown away The hurricane was felt along only a narrow strip of territory outside of which the country was unaffect ed Wea IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy to cloud Thursday night anil Friday IoHSlhly some rain in the north west nnd north ccntrn portions Slightly wanner Thursday night nml in tlifi east and central por tions Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fof 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 43 Abovo Minimum in Night 21 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