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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 7, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home E R HIS MEM 4 ART peer or UOJNtS I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 7 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 129 Longworth Is Favored Speaker May Strike Opposition Next Fall Tho STORMS RAGE ON LAND AND SEA By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON March 7 CPA the looks of things when the seventyfirst congress ad journed March t a bookmaker probably w o u Id consider himself on the safe sida in offering two to one odds that Nicholas Long worth will be voted into the speakers chair again when the seventy second congress meets Dec 7 Two to one however is plenty generous enough for our bookmak er The truth is there is quite a bit of republican opposition to Long worth remaining in the speakership next session This was evident at the G O Pcaucus held prior to the departure for home by holdover members and a dozen or 15 of the new memberselect of the house of representatives at the recent con clusionbf legislative business in the capital SPEAKER LONGWORTH Repub lican Floor Leader John Q Til son and Chairman Bertrand H Snell of the representatives rules committee have been a mighty au tocratic trjo during the last three congresses Of course Longworth Cqlonel Tilsonand Chairman Snell will deny ithotly but the system really worksUike AT let us say Strives in Washington especially chargedwith the responsibility of getting a fine federal building for principal city of his home djs tript If he gets it he will be reelec tedIf hefails his constituents will fizzle arid one Sixth Medical Expert Ap pears in Trial of Indiana Youth VALPARAISO Ind March 7 JP E A Jones of Hammond Ind who performed the over the body of Arlene Draves at Reynolds the girls burial place testified at the Virgil Kirkland mur der trial today that brain hem orrhage contusions and shock from assault caused the young womans death Todays session will end the re buttal The case will be ready for argument next Monday Sixth to Appear Jones was the sixth medical expert to testify His finding cor roborated the original autopsy re port made by Dr James C Bur chain coroners physician at Gary last December a few days after the girl died at a drinking party Kirk land and four other young men were accused of her murder and assault Elsie Draves blackhaired double for Arlene testified her sister had obtained money from their brother Edward for a dress a week before last Thanksgiving Revoke Defense Claim The defense had sought to show Kirkland had purchased a dress for his sweetheart Edward Draves sub stantiated his sisters testimony Dr v Jones declared brain hem orrhage such as found on Miss Draves seldom if ever causes deatjV The medical dispute over the im portance of brain hemorrhage in contributing to the girls death is considered highly significant Probe Into Property Purchases by U Continues KELLEHER TRIES TO SHAKE BATES ON FUND SOURCE Secretary Claimed Most of Lots Were Paid for by Rents MAKES RADIO DEBUT IOWA CITY 7 The legislative committee in vestigating the University of Iowa unexpectedly shifted Its plans today and adjourned to reconvene in Des Moines at 10 a m Monday IOWA CITY March 7 iP The 1 legislative committee investigat ing the University of Iowa adminis tration today dug deeper into the purchases of property by the univer sity for extending its east side campus Secretary W H Bates re sumed the stand which he had occupied all day yesterday Dennis Kelleher the committees attorney sought to tear down Bates statement of yesterday that most lots purchased since 1924 had been paid for by rents from university properties What they were really paid from was the general business income fund Kelleher asked Bates as sented Included Tuition That included tuition and other student fees continued Kelleher Yes answered Bates Kelleher endeavored to show that profits rentals had been OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES Veteran Justice to Make Address on 90th Birthday WASHINGTON March 7 liver Wendell Holmes associate ustice of the supreme court makes is debut as a radio speaker Sunday March ninetieth birthday In his second floor study today vorkmen tiptoed about installing i nlcrophone There is not even i adio set in the house One will bi connected after the microphone i put in The speech by the oldest man eve q serve oUthe is th lias t akeh of ifstihctlpn was inade in the univer sity checking account of these divi sions but that disbursements were spread on separate accounts in the annual report Kelleher referred again today to the purchase of the home of W J McChesney university treasurer and of a sand pump which was aft erward leased Bates testified he did not exam ine the McCIesney abstract which Kelleher pointed out was signed by McChesney fors himself and his wife as the latters trustee Three in Charge The secretary said he President Walter Jessup and J M Fisk building superintendent hadcharge of buying the sand pump They took over the option from J P Lang ford he said for after the Turn to Page 2 Column m AUNT MET By Robert Quillen I didnt know Liza had married a brain worker un til I seen him feeling his pulse JAPAN RECEIVES NEW PRINCESS Radios Broadcast National Anthem Prince Was Wanted TOKYO March 7 sang praises today to a new mem ber of the imperial family born to Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako at p m but Prince Chichibu the emperors younger brother continued to be the heir presumptive of the oldest unbroken royal line in the world Birth of the little princess th fourth daughter born to the imper ial couple was heralded thruout thi empire by the national radiocast ing system with broadcasting of thi national anthem Sirens Tell Story In Tokyo citizens were appraisei of the event by the municipal siren while the official gazette the gov ernment organ issued one rare extras Altho the imperial family and thi nation were thankful for the safety of the mother and the little princess who were reported doing well lat today a slightly veiled disappoint ment that the new arrival coui not be welcomed ag the crown prince Three ceremonies performed n the shrines of the imperial palace expressed the religious significanc of the imperial birth Princess Gets Sword The tiny princess aftc her birth was given xa sword nin and one half inches long marke with the 16 petalled chrysanthemum of the imperial crest The sword gift of the emperor is symbol of protection against evil She also was presented a sma purple hakama the skirt th Japanese ceremonial costume as token of her feminity The infan will not be named for a week ac cording to an age old ritual CHURCH FILLED AT FUNERAL OF FORMER MAYOR Service for Mr Potter Marked by Unusual Simplicity A PORTION of scripture a brief sketch of his life and a prayer constituted the funeral serv ce held for Truman A Potter for mer mayor of Mason City and prom nent commercial and political fig ure at the Congregational church Saturday morning The service marked by unusual simplicity was the first of two fun erals that close one of the grim mest tragedies of the citys history The other will be held at the St Josephs Catholic church Monday morning at oclock when riends and relatives will bid their ast farewell to William R Hayes Mr Potter and Mr Hayes died from asphyxiation from a fire that jutted the Potter home at 50 Beaumont drive early Friday morn ing Many Attend Funeral Business and professional men laborers friends from out of the city many of whom were former KILL ROGERS BEVERLY HILLS Cal March 7 republican papers are having a field day laughing at the demo crats on account of their split over prohibition Well they better get all the laughs in they can for wait till they meet and see their split for they got more to split Both sides are going to do exact ly the same thing they are going to straddle the thing if they have to split their carcass clear up to their neck to do it Neither side has got the nerve to come out in the open for they are not sure which side the most votes are on The minute they find out they will both be on that so quick that it wont be an issue Yours PICTURES ON PAGE 2 Picturesof the Potter home after thefire will be found on ConvictsBurn asFireSweeps Carolina Jail 11 Negroes Killed 41 Saved From Wooden Stockade KENANSVILLE N Car March 7 in their cells 11 convicts burned to death They Have been events for a Ion ime to those about him For year a deluge of requests from news japermen for interviews and series of plans by admirers for pub ic demonstrations have preceded each anniversary The newspapermen getno further than his secretary and the admirers are always forced to bow to his pro nounced distaste of public eulogies His friends say his logical mind can see no reason for a fanfaronade over birthdays His concession on his ninetieth anniversary is regarded as reluctant yielding to the desire of sincere friends to honor him Program in Honor The radio program in his honor begins at p m C S T Sunday night Dean Charles E Clark of the Yale law school from the studios of the Columbia broadcasting sys em in New York will introduce hief Justice Hughes The chief jus tice will speak from the Washing on studio of the system Dean Clark afterwards will introduce Charles A Boston president of the American Bar association who will speak from New York Five min utes beginning at have been re served for Justice Holmes He may have more time if he wishes but the probability is he will not take the five minutes allotted Markets at a Glance NEW YORK utilities lead list upward rails show up ward trend covering helps rise Foreign peseta ralliesv weak Liverpool cables CHICAGO bullish weather forecast and good export sales light country of ferings and unfavorable weather to strong Text of ItaioFrench Naval Agreement Will Be Known Wednesday LONDON March 7 text of the ItaloFrench nava agreement will be made known nexl Wednesday afternoon in the house of commons and will be given ou1 simultaneously for publication Reports from Rome that the doC ument would be signed Tuesday in London by ambassadors of the four powers concerned and a representa tive of Great Britain was declared todayin official quarters to be jwlthout foundation associates in business and politics joined with the relatives in the last rites for Mr Potter All of the seating room in the spacious church auditorium was taken The front of the church was jeautifully decorated with scores of floral tributes sent by friends and relatives of the dead Immediate elatives were in seclusion in a ving to the east of the main audi orium These included Mrs Pot er her daughter Mrs Frank earce Mr Pearce and the son MCerle Potter who arrived Friday rom Minneapolis Arrived Early Twenty minutes before the open ng of the service the crowd start d arriving Shortly before the kev W L Dibble pstor of the church ipened the service members of the Knights Templar in full uniform lied in to occupy a section of pews hat had been reserved Pallbearers at the service here vere George Penson John Senneff Fred Duffield G M Woodruff Wll is G C Bagley Frank Hanlon Gar leld Breese and B C Way Mrs J E Stinehart was at the organ playing a number before and Turn to Page 2 Column DIARY REVEALS LOVE AGENCY Young Girls in Los Angeles Register Engagements With Rich Men G 0 P SETS TO WORK AS DEMOS SPLIT ON LIQUOR Jeffersonian Row Leads to Action Hoover Boomed WASHINGTON March 7 The democratic row precipi tated by Chairman Raskob of the national committee has led to a full flowering of political speculation concerning 1932 Not only in the party of Jeffer son but in republican ranks as well the next presidential race has be come an absorbing topic for public utterance And on one side inde pendents are getting together dis claiming any third party intentions but bent on making their mark thru coalescing on objectives which have been somewhat scattered Would Smother 1lun Most conspicuous in democratic ranks was a concerted effort to smother the Raskob plan to line up the party for his home rule state liquor controlproject But out of the background a recurrent presi dential boom for the Maryland anti prohibitionist Governor Ritchie had marched forth with an indorsement by the Free States legislature Rumblings of a split between Alfred E Smith and Governor Roosevelt in New York tho denied occupied many political speculators with em phasis on the bearing such an event FEARS CRANK LETTERS f asi flames swepttliru tKeKiigeyrqoden stockade of Dup lin county Forty one other prisoners all but 12 of whom are Negroes were led from the burning building by guards Owen Basden and B S Nicholson the guards on duty discovered the fire shortly after 2 a m Stnrt in Kitchen The flames started 5n the kitchen Their origin had not been deter mined The stockade built of heavy tim bers was located one mile from here It was virtually without fire protection Dan H Bridgers Duplin county coroner began an investigation im mediately Pending its completion he requested the two guards not to discuss the fire Residents of the community who first reached the fire said however that Basdeu rushed into the burning building time after time to lead forth the prisoners Arson Suspected Some indication that the blaze might have been of incendiary origin was being investigated The stockade wag a quadrangle Corrugated iron covered the fatal cell block which was in the center and apparently the victims were lit erally roasted to death as the flames from adjoining structures turned the iron white hot The stockade was built after the manner of many of the earlier prisons in the United States It con sisted of a high stock or stake fence covered with corrugated iron Inside were cell houses Similar prisons were used by both armies during the Civil war would Wave on Roosevelt s preslden In desperation John E C Bischoff iihove husband oC Vivian Gordon slain New YorU night life figure has appealed for protection at his home near Audubon N T Tho notoriety which followed tho murder of his estranged and the suicide of their daugh ter Bcnlta has brot hordes of curious persons to his home and muny threatening letters Hoovers name was being uttered at republican rallies all over th country in a not unusual swing to wards renomination of the incum bent but heartened by the disturb ance in democracys camp G O P Victory Predicted Out of a Texas meeting of party leaders came a prediction that the G O P would have easy sailing as a result of the democratic row That group yesterday indorsed without qualification President Hoovers rec ord and called for his renomination So did the state convention of the party in Michigan An utterance interesting because if its source was attributed to Sen ator FaFollette of Wisconsin inde lendent republican who was quot d in Philadelphia as saying Hoov rs renomination on a bonedry ilatform was a foregone conclusion He said again that he saw no im mediate upwelling of public senti ment to justify a third party move ment As to the SmithRoosevelt situa ion some commentators predicted here would be if Governor Roosevelt soughtto avoid further commitment on prohibition in a bid or southern support LOS ANGELES March 7 The district attorneys office re ported today a diary relating how young girls were induced to regis ter for engagements with wealthy Hollywood and Los Angeles men led to confession by Mrs Olive Clark Day of a part in operating a love agency Mrs Day a dancer William Job elmann former theatrical press agent and John P Mills real es tate and oil promoter were ar raigned in superior court yester day on charges growing out ofan allegedattack by Mills on Clarice Tauber 16 Their preliminary hear ing was set for March 31 Jobelmanns Hollywood studio yielded files of more than 100 girls of from 12 to 20 years in age and another file of wealthy men The diary Matthews said told how Mrs Day approached the girls and tried to impress them that nothing was wrong only the thinking makes it so Of her personal philosophy Mrs Day wrote Life is like a cup of tea the more heartily we drink the sooner we reach the dregs Mrs Day left the diary with a man said to be her brotherinlavf and he turned it over to the dis trict attorneys office Matthews said when he found the name of his 13 year old sister listed in it TUG BLOWS UP TWO MEN KILLED Three Are Injured and Three Others Missing Are Thot Dead NEW YORK March 7 tugboat Joyce Card blew up as she was moving out of Erie basin Brooklyn today killing two men and injuring three Three other are missing The boat owned by the Care Towing Line Inc was just starting out when a blast in the boiler room sent her to the bottom The three men rescued were on the deck at the time of the ex plosion They were picked up by rescuers who dived1 from other tugs nearby The rest of the crew was below deck and it was believed cer tain that all are dead Two bodies were recovered Others aboard nearby tugs said parts of bodies were hurled into the air by the explosion They held ou little hope for the recovery of the bodies of the missing all of whom they believed died Sheffield Wins From Hansell in Semifinal 1716 Sheffield defeated Hansell In th second bracket of the class B semi finals of the isectiojialbasketball tournament at the high school Sat urday noon with a score of 17 to 16 Hansell was leading 12 to 7 at the half The victory gave Sheffield the right to meet Kensett in the class B final game scheduled for Satur day evening at Mason City was scheduled to meet Garner in the class A division at oclock Hansell look the lead in the open ing period of the game by 6 to 1 Held and Switzer guard and center respectively of the Hansell team were the point makers for the period Switzer continued with his scoring ability thruout the game to take the high honors for the tilt with 6 field goals His nearest rival was Kammeier of Sheffield who garnered 8 points during the game Sheffield gained its advantage during the second half and especial ly during the final quarter Hansell was leading 14 to 10 at the three quarter period Kammeier Esslinger and Thomas were the point makers for Sheffield during the half The box score of tha Sheffield Hanscll game is on page 2 Semi final results of other tournaments of the state are also there SNOW BLANKETS PRAIRIE STATES ATLANTIC RAGES Quakes Shake Balkans French Rivers Flood Their Banks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STORMS lashed the Atlantic from Iceland to northern Africa Sat urday snow blanketed the prairie states from the Dakotas to Texas rivers spilled over their tanks in France earthquakes shook the Bal kans High waves and high tides visit ed their fury in the North sea flooding flat lands alongthe coast of England and endangering ships Northeasterly gales blew up violent sandstorms on the shore Earthquakes demolished buildings and terrorized inhabitants in Bul garia Jugoslavia Greece and South Serbia Reports were meager but one was known to be dead in South Serbia where a mountain slide car ried 200 sheep and their shepherd to death Trains Delayed Trains were delayed thruout the Salkans with railbeds split in nu merous places Two severe shocUa both early this morning were ret ported from a score of cities there The American storm was center ed over southeastern Missouri and moving northeastward Shipping was warned to be prepared from the Virginia cape to Jacksonville Pia Almost every section of the Mis sissippi valley experienced snow sleet rain or cold Kansas and Ne braska were under 3 to 8 inches Subfreezing endan gered f ruit trees r ini Karisaa Oklahoma Heavy rains and snows during the past week swelled rivers in Franca and they were doing much damage Waters of the Seine bad transform ed some streets of He St Louis into streams The Marne menaced the territory about Rheims Insurance Firm Asks for Receiver After Sale Made at Garner GARNER March m o n g cases for trial here next week in the March term of court is an un usual one in that of the Metropoli tan Life Insurance company asking to have a receiver appointed to col lect rentals during the one year for redemption following a mortgage foreclosure against John W John son giving aa a reason that the pro ceeds of the sale failed to cover the mortgage LONDON FIREMEN BATTLE FLAMES Spectacular Fire Rages on Waterfront in Heart of Danger Zone LONDON March 7 thou sand London firemen fought for hours today against a spectacular waterfront fire in the heart of the citys danger zone near the fa mous tower bridge across the Thames It started in Butlers wharf and altho fanned by a strongwind it was confined to a sixstory ware house stocked with rubber and tea The loss was estimated at be tween and 5500000 Sioux CltyPlnnt Has Fire SIOUX CITY March 7 in the plant of the American Pop Corn company here caused an esti mated loss of 510000 this morning IOWA GETS SNOW DES MOINES March 7 Much of Iowa was blanketed by snow today by a storm which moved eastward across the state bringing encouragement t6 farmers but seri ously hampering traffic Reports indicated that the storrrt was general over the southern half of the state snow ranging from n trace to a depth of six inches at Creston More snow was predicted for the east and central portions tonight and tomorrow Siv Inches More Creston which yesterday had a downfall of five inches today re Tiini to IaRC 2 Column BURNING HOUSE Des Moines Man and Woman Injured Child Fatally Burned DES MOINES March 7 caping thru windows when fire de stroyed their home early today Mr and Mrs Fred Wrem and son James 3 were burned the child fatally Three other children of the Wrem family Fred Jr 8 Francis 6 and Loretta 2 escaped injury Mr and Mrs E S Dunaway and their two children also made their exit with out injury from their apartment on the second floor The injured child was found by the father on the floor of the living room after the other children and Mrs Wrem their exit cut off by flames had fled thru a window The boy was unconscious and badly burned Mr and Mrs Wrem were burned on the face and arms The cause of the fire was not de termined The child died this afternoon in a hospital Keokuk Firm Convicted of Violating Dry Laws SPRINGFIELD III March 7 J C Hubinger Brothers company of Keokuk Iowa and nine central Jllnlois persons today were convicted of operating a conspiracy for the violation of prohibition lawsi by a jury in federal district court here IOWA WEATHER Cloudy with snow In cost Hncl central portions Saturday night mid probably Sunday morning not much change in tempera ture LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 41 Abovo Minimum In Night 2S Above At 8 A M Saturday 34 Abovo While other parts of Iowa and thd middlewest generally are reporting from 1 to 8 or 10 inches of snow Mason Cityland presents a snowlesa aspect Not even n flake has been seen here as far as can be learned Saturday morningthere was a chilly wind out of the northeast but the sun was trying to break thru a thin layer of clouds WEEKS FORECAST i CHICAGO March 7 er outlook for the week beginning Monday For the region of the upper Mis sissippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great fair and rather cold first part of week some rain ow snow and slightly warmer toward i end of week I   

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