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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 27, 1931, Mason City, Iowa J North Iowas ILY PAI Edited for the Home H A K n N R HIS MEM 4 AR 0 t P T OF IOWA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AM NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 122 Nye to Have Hard Fight North Dakota Prob er Likely to Lose Toga VETS LOANS BILL MADE LAW By CHARLES P STEWART ASHING TON Feb 27 CPA ever a U S senator faced a terrific fight to hang on to his toga such a bat tle is ahead for Senator Gerald P Nye when he comes up for re election next year in North Dakota The number of pow erful enemies Nye has made in recent months is is extratordinary Already there are plenty of evi dences of their preparations to in vade his state from as far away as New England the Rockies and Dixie in a desperate effort to beat him Many of them hate him not only politically but personally From the first the senates con servatives on both sides regarded Gerald rather askance as a progres sive Still he is young they said for a while hoping time would tame him In fact he supported the Hoo ver ticket loyally enough in 1928 The G O P management decid ed to trust him with the chairman ship of the committee on investiga tion of last seasonssenatorial cam paigning It was one of the worst mistakes a partys bosses have made in a generation Instead of trying to win their commendation by a few weeks with a white wash brush the Dakotan took his assignment seriously It was a hec tic year at best and the amount of damage he did was appalling WHILE ILLINOIS to be sure probably would have elected the Democratic Col J Hamilton Lewis to the senate anyway Nye certain Turn to Page 8 Column IN SOT ITALY Shipping Demoralized Along Coast and Buildings Wrecked NAPLES Italy Feb 27 Twentyseven deaths In southern Italy were laid today to stormi which demoralized shipping and dii considerable damage inland during the last five days Loss of life was reported from such widespread points as Trapinl on the western tip of Sicily an Messina and Foggia Two persons were killed In tb collapse of a house at Santa Mir ra A church and a number of othe buildings were wrecked at Amato Twenty houses collapsed at Giro Ma rina At St Bruno the streets were flooded and bridges wrecked Two persons were killed at Tursi where a factory collapsed The coasting steamer Maria Grazia was burning today 60 miles k off Capri after rescue of 14 mem bers of the crew by a Greek vessel Several small boats were sunk by the heavy seas Capone Sentenced to Six Months in County Jail GANGSTER CHIEF FAILS TO PROVE HE WAS IN BED ourt Calls Affidavit of Illness Glaringly False OHICAGO Feb 27 Ca V pone was convicted of contempt in federal court today and sentenced to six months in the county jail Judge Wilkerson in announcing his decision declared it was evident the affidavit which attempted to show Capone was ill and in bed when he was wanted by the govern ment two years ago was glaringly false The effect of the affidavit the judge declared was to hamper the administration of justice and that this court is not to ba tampered with Failed to Appear The contempt consisted of Ca pones failure to appear before a fed eral grand jury in 1929 He sent an affidavit from his Miami Fla home that he was too ill to risk a trip to Chicago A doctors certifi cate was also sent in Later tho federal attorney charged it was learned that Capone had been at the races and had made a trip to Ber muda During the hearing Capone pro duced two physicians and two ruarseawho testified that the de fendant was really ill at the time he refused to come to Chicago Judge Wilkerson held that the fact that Capone finally appeared before the grand jury and was ques tioned made no difference as far as his contemptuous act was concerned The point was he said that the re spondent had caused to be sent up to Chicago an affidavit which he knew to be false in an attempt to influence the court Allowed Freedom The court allowed Capone his freedom under the same bond of and a continuance of 30 days from Monday to prepare his appeal to the United States circuit court of appeals It ordered the prosecu tion not to prepare the order of committment until next Monday The defense pleaded unpreparedness for an appeal in view of the state Turn to PnRft R Column Small Decorah Girl Burned by Kerosene DECORAH Feb Magee small daughter of Mr and Mrs William Magee who live on the Bluffton road was severely burned Wednesday morning when she threw Icerosene on live coals in the kitchen range Her parents were outside at the time but the child managed to smother the flames alone before she called for help A physician was summoned at once and Tberesse is recovering AUNT NET By Robert Quillen One reason I like to use turpentine an hog lard on Pas chest is because I know Ilis cold is broke when he hollers about the way it smells MOTHER SCOUTS ELOPING THEORY Edna May Cooper 26 Flyer and Former Actress Missing LOS ANGELES Feb 27 Three theories as to the where abouts of Edna May Cooper 26 aviatrix and former film actress reported missing since Tuesday were advanced today Melvin Wickman tram car oper ator reported to police she had asked him the way to Santa Monica canyon Tuesday She was walking he said and carried a traveling bag Mrs Mary Cooper said her daughter had been worried over finances of the endurance flight in which she and Bobbie Trout set a refueling record for women of 122 hours 50 minutes adding she may have gone to a rest home or hos pital Miss Trout said Miss Cooper had often spoken to her of a banker admirer and suggested they might have eloped Mrs Cooper however scouted this theory Iowa Senate Votes Branch Banking Bill Act Already Passed by House Ready for Governor DES MOINES Feb 27 senate today passed the house bill permitting banks to establish branch offices in towns of the same county in which there are no other banks The action was taken without op position and with only a brief ex planation of the bill by Senator C L Rigby of Cedar county The measure previously was pass ed by the house and now goes to the governorfor signature Speeding up the legislative mill the senate rapidly passed five other measures Two of these were spon sored by the state bureau of inves tigation and introduced by Senator Lafe Hill of Floyd county Carry Loaded Guns One of the bureau bills would permit peace officers to carry load ed guns and other weapons in cars while pursuing criminals Senator Hill explained that the present law makes no exception for officers in this connection The other bill strengthens provisions making it unlawful for individuals or con cerns to have machine guns in their possession A legalising act relating to the issuance of bonds by the Bode school district of Humboldt county was passed by a vote of 35 to 9 Representative W H Strachan was the sponsor of the bill which has also been passed by the house A bill sponsored by Representa tive Leonard Simmer of Wapello authorizing cities and towns to is sue bonds for extending and im proving public utility plants was passed by tue senate 33 to 0 Sen ator W A Clark of Marion spoke for the bill It is of particular con cern to the city of Ottumwa Bill Fixes Mileage A bill fixing the mileage to be charged by certain public officer for use of cars on public business at a maximum of 7 cents per mile was among the new measures in troduced today A previous bil fixed the maximum at 6 cents ant was sent back to committee when numerous amendments were intro duced The house today by a vote of 50 to 36 defefeated the amended Clear man bill which would require five days notice of intent to wed before issuance of a marriage license bu left open a way for further consid eration of the measure by adopting a motion for future reconsideration by a vote of 52 to 30 The bill had been amended so tha the clerk of the county where eithe party resides could issue a certifi cate indicating the application sucl certificate authorizing any countj cleric to issue the license Voles Agnlnst Bill Mrs Carolyn C Pendray of Jack son county the only woman membe in the house voted against th measure and advocated its defea Tom to Tnge K Column 41 Actress Declines to Discuss Suit Against David Wark Griffith LOS ANGELES Feb 27 Fern Setril 22 actress has declined to discuss with District Attorney Burton Fitts a 5601000 damage suit she filed against David Wark Grif fith film director alleging criminal assault Earl W Tnylor a paroled con vict was held In technical custody today by Fitts who said he had evidence Taylor and Mrs Setri at tempted to sell a publisher the story of Griffitns alleged attack upon her prior to the time the suU was filed CAUCUS DECIDES FOR LONGWORTH House Republicans With 15 Members Absent Meet in Harmony WASHINGTON Feb 27 harmonious mood the house repub licans last night decided to suppor Speaker Longworth and the presen slate of officers for reelection nex session But away from the party caucu stayed 15 members who refused t commit themselves by attendin either candidates or policies Th group can hold the balance of ppwc in the next house for the member ship is almost equally divided be tween the parties The republicans of tbe powerfi rules committee were instructed t bring in at the next caucus recom mendation for changes in the hous regulations Chairman Snell agreet He indicated present stringent rule would be loosened Two other matters brot up at th meeting behind closed doors were prohibition and adoption of a policy favoring restriction of oil and an thracite imports No action was taken on these controversial issues which were remanded to tbe first conference of the next congress RAILROADER DIES SUBCONTRACTS PRES3 SAMUEL HILL 71 Samuel Hill Was Friend of Kings PORTLAND Ore Feb 27 Samuel Hill 74 friend of royalty and internationally known railroad builder is dead He succumbed here ast night after an 18 day fight igainst intestinal influensa His illness developed suddenly Feb 9 Last weekhe underwent an operation but hefailed torally His son James Nathan Hill was called lore from his home in Washington D G Besides his son Hill is survived y his widow Mary Hill th2 oldest daughter of the late James r Hill the empire builder Funeral services and cremation vill be in Seattle An urn contaiu ng the ashes will be taken to Maryhill a lonely castle Hill had erected overlooking the Columbia CROWDS IN CHILE WATCH PRINCE OF WALES DO DOZEN By HAROLD T BRAMAN VINA DEL MAR Chile Feb 27 of Chileans who gather unabashed about the presidential summer palace these days have seen David Windsor Prince of Wales in some of his more intimate mo ments The prince when be arises goes into the garden and does a round of calisthenics entirely oblivious of the staring eyes already awakened to wonder by the habits of a man who waits until nearly noon to leave his bed Dashing blue pajamas tousled hair and sleepy eyes have made this phase of the princes life the most interesting of his visit here to tbe crowds Keeping up with the prince has proved to be one of the hardest tasks Chilean society and the Brit ish colony ever have had EARCHED INTO Contractor Claims He Was Paid to Give Up Jobs DES MOINES Fell 27 sale of subcontracts on the 500000 medical buildings at the University of Iowa was inquired into today by the legislative com mittee investigating the schools administration Roy Anderson of Grinnell testi fied he gave up contracts for paint ing the hospital and an addition to the nurses home because the con struction company told him the state wished to take over the work He had barely started a 529000 contract on the hospital he said when a representative of the Elliott Construction company offered him 54000 to quit the job No complaint had beenlodged against his work Anderson said the representative telling him the stale wished to com plete the job Left Hill Profit The company also agreed to buy between f00 and of materials Anderson had on hand He testified his expense had been about leaving him a profit Six weeks previously lie related he had held a similar conversation with n foreman of the university buildingsdepartmentrwhb foldhim the state wanted to take over the varnishingin the nurses homo Anderson said he deducted be tween 5500 and from his 3 000 contract and that he observed university painters doing the var nishing thereafter Emmctt Tinley attorney for the state board of education brot out that Anderson held no written con tract for the nurses home additiun but was under a written agreement for the hospital work Anderson also testified the Elliott Construc tion company had told him where he could get a cheap bond Gcmmill on Stand W H Gcmmill secretary of the hoard of education was oh the stand for a short while today while Attorney Dennis Killeher finishec examination on subjects startec yesterday Gemmill presented blue prints and specifications of an ad Turn In 1ngR f Column Japan Awaiting Expected Arrival of Royal Infant Boy Child Will Cause Greater Rejoicing SENATE PASSES MEASURE OVER VETO OF HO Than Girl TOKYO Feb 27 inter event of paramount concern o the 90000000 subjects of the emperor of Japan is expected with n a few days for the birth of au nfant that may become the sover eign of the empire should take place about March 10 The Empress Nagako is about to iresent her consort Emperor Hiro nito with a cnild and in Uie imper al palace preparations for the ex pected arrival have taken prece dence over everything else 1rliicu Wanted Even if the little mite of the blood imperial is a girl there will be nationwide rejoicing for the safety of the empress and her baby but the celebrations will not be so ex tensive as if it is a prince to be welcomed In eiUier case however there will be ceremonies to announce the birth in the three shrines of the imperial Kashikodokoro or holy of holies where the imperial mirror of the sun goddess is enshrined tut1 KoreiDen dedicated to all the an ccstors of the imperial family and the Shinden where the eighty myriad gods of the Shinto Pan theon arc worshipped Tell Sun Goddess Imperial messengers will carry the tidings to the sun goddess at her main shrine at Ise To the nation the happy event will be announced by radio broad cast Altho to the orthodox believers in the divinity of the imperial and this includes the majority of the baby will be im mortal if it is a manchild every precaution known to science has been involved to safeguard Uio mother 28 and child EMTKESS NAGAKO W ILL ROGERS W jc BEVERLY HILLS Cal Feb 27 The stock market is picking up so that makes the rich boys feel a little better Lot of appropriations bills for government expenditures have been passed business in gen eral in the last four or five weeks looks better but all that has noth ing to do with the folks that the Red Cross has to feed U S Steel can go to a thousand and one Auburns to a million but that dont bring one biscuit to a poor old Negro family of 15 in Arkansaw who havent got a chance to get a single penny in money till their little few bales of cotton are sold away next fall That some places havent reached their Red Cross quota just dont seem possible Just because its getting warm that dont help these folks appetite nny Yours lilt UeNubt Syndic lot 250 DEAD MANY HURT IN STORM Fiji Islands Busy at Task of Aiding Thousands Left Homeless By ALlOKT BARKER SUVA Fiji Islands Feb 27 With at least 250 persons dead this South Sea island group turned to day to the task of aiding the hun dreds of injured and thousands left homeless by a terrific hurricane which raged for more than 24 hours last Saturday and Sunday Striking almost without warning at nonn Saturday the hurricane blew itself out late Sunday and since then Suva and vicinity has been ail but isolated from the rest of the world The extent of damage was not learned hero until today Swims Swollen Iliver Authorities used a native courier to gather information from the Ba district He swam the swollen Ba river and ran the 40 miles to and return in 48 hours He found at least 80 dead and said at ono place 1200 refugees were awaiting food and shelter Unconfirmed dispatches from the Sigatoka district said 100 were drowned by floods resulting from torrential rains which accompanied tbe terrific winds The Lnutoka dis trict reported 17 identified dead and 23 including four Europeans miss ing Dispatchessaid they were be lieved to have been killed or drowned Disease Is Feared Several persons were dead at Rewa which altho it escaped tins high winds experienced severe floods Authorities feared outbreaks of disease During the height of the storm a train on tbe BaLautoka railway was blown off tbe tracks killing one person and injuring many Lau loka dispatches said ALS BODYGUARD TO BE DEPORTED Doak Orders Mops Volpe to Be Sent Back to His Own Italy WASHINGTON Feb 27 Secretary Doak today ordered the deportation of Tony Mops Volpe known as a bodyguard of Al Ca pone Chicago gang chief and la belled ns a public enemy by a Chi cago civic committee The order came at the end of an nquiry which led to the determina ion that Volpe was an alien unlaw fully in the United States Proceedings were instituted against him some time ago but after the preliminary finding by immigration tribunals at Chicago hat he was liable to exile his coun sel appealed both to courls there and to the labor department hero Secretary Doaks decision was taken after a review of all the facts elicited The man is at present out on bond Volpes association with Capone has been intimate and he is in addi tion brotherinlaw to the late Dia mond Joe Esposito whose death occurred in one of the gang strug gles Volpe was placed third on the list of public enemies which the committee formally named months ago Volpe will be returned to Italy DOCTOR FOUND GUILTY OF PLOT Brainard Faces Life Term in Shooting of Kansas Woman COFFEYVJLLE Kans Feb 27 A life sentence at hard labor today confronted Dr S A Brain ard prominent Coffeyville physi cian found guilty yesterday of hay ing plotted the death of Mrs Maude Martin who was shot to death in her home here Jan 0 Dr Brainard probably will be sentenced Saturday The physician was the third per son to be convicted for the alleged conspiracy Paul Jones young boot legger nnl Muriel Sulliven 18 year old Seminole Okla waitress des cribed as tbe actual slayer arc serving life terms for their part in the crime Scripps Howard Syndicate Buys New York Worlc NEW YORK Feb 27 combined New York Telegram Eve nihjf World and MorningWorl made its first appearance The first edition oil the street this forenoon carried the masthead of all three newspapers thus sig nalizingthe end of the World news papers as separately conducted bj Joseph Pulitzer and his heirs fo almost half a century and sold U the ScrippsHoward interests short ly after midnight In its news story of the change the combined Wo ridTel eg ram an nounced that the Morning World and the Sunday World would not be published hereafter The WorldTelegram carried many of the departments tluit appeared in the old World The old Telegram ran about J12 pages The first edition of the WorlUTalegram had 44 In an editorial titled The World Telegram the enlarged newspaper said Thru half a century the insti tution which Joseph Pulitzer found ed and that founded by E W Scripps the Telegram have been working in separate ways toward a common sum it up in a sin gle sentence that ideal ism independence consideration for those who have no other spokesman anc1 a deep faith in the ability of the common man given a fair deal to belter himself It is oni nutural that those who now will publish the WorldTcle ran view the future with mixed elation at the op lortunity and with humility before he greatness of the obligation With the passing of the New York World the last of the great group of newspapers has departed Tom Park Row A generation ago more than a dozen had their homes on and about City Hall Square 3rookhart and Steels Both Vote Against President WASHINGTON Feb 27 veterans loan bill was enacted nto law today over the veto oS resident Hoover The senate voted decisively to override the presidential opposition This action coupled with a similar decision yesterday by the house nit the into immediate effect The act authorizes World war veterans to borrow up to half the face value of their adjusted com pensation csti nated average of 5500 being made available to each of the exservice men who hold the in surance As in the bouse the senate flounted the veto with little cere mony With twothirds votes re quired the house count was 328 toi 70 17 Vole Nu The senate vote was 7fi to 17 Sixteen republicans and 0114 democrat voted to sustain tbu veto Thirtysix republicans refused tdi support Hoovers veto and joined in passing the measure Veterans administrator Hines was at the whrtc house when the scnato acted Aa he left he said the bureau could make the lirst loan under thei bill within five minutes Altho General Hines has not given an official opinion on the it wus said at his office the cepted opinion was that cates two old before being eligible for loan a Chocks to Start Checks for the loans will be mailed as rapidly as possible with the first expected to be on their way tonight or tomorrow Among Ihe 76 senators voting Cor tlie bill were Brookbart republican and Steclc democrat of Iowa The house meanwhile agreed to lisagrcc with tbc senate on the Int ers amendments to the second Iciency bill The senate lidded ibout SI0000000 to tbc measure t was sent to conference The house census committee tilled all reapportionmcnt legisla ion HO far as this session is con erncd It tabled measures to in rease the leadership tlie house Congressional conferees reached n agreement today on the terma f the naval appropriation the last if the supply measures Hud Urged President Hoover had urged a ircnlt in their disagreement at a ircnkfnst conference today The senate and house conferees a short while later came to Hquick settlement in their dispute which lad conLinued for almost a week The conferees agreed to tbe son provisions of for he construction of 1 L destroyers On the point tliat forot on the dlf the construction was to be confined to private or overnmcnt shipyards the Cerecs agreed it should be done iii yards and Markets at a Glance NKW YOKK Stocks heavy leading shares sol in later trading Bonds steady governments ad vance Curb irregular utilities mce profittaking Butter steady Sugar steady Cuba support CHICAGO Wheat steady belter cxpor trade and rally Winnipeg Corn steady unfavorable wcathc and steady cash markets Cattle steady Hogs steady to lower ies permitting TCarly adoption off llis last of lhe supply bills will ba sought it was indicated Wea IOWA WEATHER Mostly imselilud probably ruin Friday itiKit or No decided change in i lure LOCAL STATISTICS GlobcOnzctte weather figures fot 21 hour period ending at 8 oclocij morning Maximum Thursday 45 Ahovrt Minimum in Nigbt i Abnvt A I K A M Friilay Aliovo The first precipitation in a weeM descended upon Mason City Friday morning and continued in form thru tbe forenoon Tbe perature stood JUHL above tbc ing point It is recalled that Feb ruary had many of the attributes ofi the lamb when it came in Will it K outthe srinie way or like thq lion Arthur Goebel Father of Noted Aviator Dies LOS ANOKLKS Feb 27 Ml Artliur Goebel 7ii father of lie well known aviator Art GoclicI rlicd at his borne lale yesterday of a cerebral hemorrhage The son and the widow survive i