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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 11, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas ILY PAI Edited for the Home E R HIS MEM 4 ART OF IOWA UOtNES vffH Jl HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES All NOKTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 11 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 132 2 Senators in Contrast North Carolina Has Benevolent and Hard Boiled By CHAKLES P STKWAUT pASHINGTON March 11 CPA Cam eron Morrison and Senatorelect Josiah W Bailey who will double team it together as North Car olinas two rep resentatives in the upper cham ber at the next session of con gress are an oddly assorted pair Senator Morri son is togaclad already by ap point ment of Gov o Max Gardner to succeed the late Senator Lee S Overman He will serve only until the 1932 elec of course he runs then and wins Senatorelect Bailey defeated the veteran Senator Furnifold M Sim mons in last years democratic pri maries and triumphed easily in No vember over Representative George M Pritchard the republican sena torial nominee and takes his seat in the seventysecond congress in December IN THE ordinary course of events Washingon consequently would not have had its introduction to Senatorelect Bailey so early but he made a special trip here some time ago to oppose unsuccessfully the Turn to TnKC 20 Column ACCEPT LOW BID ON HOOVER DAM Cost of Project Estimated at Six WASHINGTON March 11 Secretary Wilbur today acceptei the bid of the six com pahies incorporated of SanFran cisco for building the Hoover dam power house and appurtenant works at the Boulder canyoa project Recognition of the companys offer as the low bid was tantamount to awarding the contract and cleared the way for starting con struction on one of the greatest peace time engineering feats ever attempted Start When Ready Estimated cost of the dam power system and appurtenances such as the intake towers spillways and diversion tunnels totals 000 but approximately half will be supplied by the government in materials The company will be instructor to ptart work when ready The specifications require that work be started within 30 days after the builder is given notice to proceed and the dam must be completec within six and one half years with a penalty of daily for each day longer Will Post Bond Officials of the company salt they can start In a few days They will post a surety bond The six companies Inc was a merger of as many western con struction companies several of whom have constructed other pro jects for the reclamation bureau The organization includes The Utah Construction company Henry J Keiser and W A Bechtel Mc Donald and Kahn MorrisonKnud son company J F Shea company and the Pacific Bridge company Fire Does Little Damage DECORAH March 11 A fire at the Fred Biermann residence yes terday afternoon slightly damaged the roof but gained little headway AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Its hard to believe in spankin when you study the grownups around you an remember they was spank ed frequent when they was little RECALL THREAT AGAINST JESSUP Borah Appeals for Export Debenture FARM BOARD IS FAILURE IDAHO SENATOR AVERS Independents Disavow Plans for Third Party WASHINGTON March 11 A renewed appeal for the ex port debenture plan of farm relief was made by Senator Borah of Idaho at todays meeting of repub lican and democratic independents The Idaho republican said the farm board had failed because there was no element of permanent policy in its plan for dealing with the farm relief problem A renewed disavowal that new political party was being form ed advocacy of government opera tion of power plants and an eight point tariff program were laid be fore the meeting In calling the meeting to order Senator Norris of Nebraska pro jected the power issue to the fore and replied to the questions pro pounded to him last night by repuo lican Leader Watson of the senate witha reassertion that no new par ty waa being created Senator Costigan of Colorado democrat and a former member of the tariff commission proposed the tariff program which among other things called for tariff laws to pro mote economic disarmament i Answers Watson i Discussing the Watson questions Whjeh irxrt ftusslan recognition and 12 other subjects Norris said In the first place Mr Watson does not appear to realize that we are hot pretending to be a politics party that we are not here for the purpose of organizing a political party The question he propounded he had best take home to his own political machine Following Norris Costigan urged that special steps be taken to se cure lower tariffs on articles not manufactured in the United States and that the tariff policy be revisec with the end in view of enlarging commerce with foreign nations Proposes New Plan Senator Elaine republican Wis consin followed Costigan with a proposal that tariff commission recommendations for changes be made to congress instead of the president Representative Lewis democrat Maryland a former member of the Turn to IORC 2 Cntunm ALDEN ROBBER SUSPECTS HELD Pair Arrested at Sioux City Thot Members of Bank Bandit Quartet SIOUX CITY March 11 M Suspected of being two of the four bandits who yesterday morning hole up the Farmers Savings bank al Alden and escaped with in cash two men today were held in the city jail here The prisoners gave the names oi M W Dreeseen 22 Sioux City anc Willis Burnham 25 Scholes Nebr The men were captured at oclock this morning by a posse o Sioux City police officers on guarc on federal highway No 75 near the outskirts of the city Police Sergeant Joseph Young was informed by telephone by the night marshal at LeMars that a late model small sedan bearing H linois license plate No hat passed thru LeMars at high speec and that the two men and the car answered the description of the Alden bandits The second call concerning the suspected bandit car was receivec at the police station here three min utes after the call from LeMars It came from a policeman at Iowa Falls who said the car answered the description of the Alice Day Actress of Films Mother of Boy LOS ANGELES March 11 Alice Day screen actress is the mother of an 84 pound son born yesterday Both were reported doing well today Miss Day is the wfic of Jack B Cohn Hollywood broker The couple was married last sum mer in Santa Barbara MINNESOTA INVITES HOOVERS Minnesota hopes to persuade President Hoover and Mrs Hoover to pass their vacation at Dunns Lodge above 200 miles north of Minne apolis on Lake Lizzie The Commercial club of Pelican Rapids Minn has extended the invitation State Senate Refuses to Confirm Appointments of Gov TurnerDeclines Comment on Action of Group DES MOINES March 11 The senate today refused to con firm Gov Dan Turners appoint ments of Frank Miles of Des Moines and Max Hueschen of Holstcin to the state board of education The action was taken in execu tive session and no report was made public as to the vote or the reasons for tho refusal A twothirds vote is required for confirmation Miles a democrat is editor of the Iowa Legionaire He would have succeeded S J Galvin of Sheffield for a six year term Active in Campaign Heuschen was active In Turners campaign in northwest Iowa last year and was manager of Congress man Ed H Campbells drive in the eleventh district His nomination was for the position now held either by Henry Shull of Sioux City or C C Sheakley of New Hampton Hueschen is editor of the Holstein Advance The senate action leaves three full memberships and one unexpired term on the board of education to be filled by the governor Three re publicans and one democrat will constitute the appointees The un expired term that of the late W C Stuckslager of Lisbon would befor four years Handled Together The senate had planned earlier in the week to take only Miles ap pointment today but at the last minute it was decided to act on them together Governor Turner declined to make any comment on the rejec tion of his appointees He may now either send nominations to the sen ate or should be wish to press the matter further return the names of Miles and Heuschen was the first occasion on which the governor and the senate had crossed swords on appoint ments More than a dozen nomina tions had been confirmed previous ly Houses Deadlocked on Assessors Income Tax Bills DES MOINES March 11 IP Retaliating for senate refusal to make the state income tax bill special order of business the house today withdrew approval it hat given to a motion making the coun ty assessors bil la special order for Wednesday morning Representative W R McCauley Marion was permitted by the house to withdraw his motion for the spe cial order a few hours after the sen ate had blocked a move to set a time for consideration of the in come tax bill The house had approved the motion this morning Tax committees had previously agreed to bring the measures up as special orders at the same time Houses Mark Time As a result both houses are now marking time awaiting action by the other chamber on the bill befon it The senate had already passed the assessors bill and the house has passed the income tax bill There was little discussion in the house on McCauIeys motion to re consider He said he made the mo tion because the senate had failed to make theincome tax bill a spe cial order and suggested that tho house delay until the senate is will ing to go along 5050 on the twi bills The house defeated the McCreary bill by a vote of 10 to 83 The meas ure would have placed the appoint ment of election judges in the hand PANTAGESAND MILLS GIVE UP Wealthy Californians Face Charges in Hollywood Girl Bazar SAN DIEGO Cal March 11 7P Pantages millionaire show man and John P Mills promi nent San Diego and Los Angeles real estate dealer surrendered to po lice and were arranged today on charges of complicity in patronage of the socalled Hollwood girl bazar Pantages was released on bail and Mills was released on nOO TEXT OF NAVAL ACCORD OFFERS 3 CHIEF POINTS Terms Promise Success of Arms Conference Next Year ONDON March 11 terms of the BritishFranco talian naval accord transforming he London naval pact into a vir ual fivepower agreement were made public today in the form of a memorandum by Arthur Hender son the foreign secretary Its terms cover three outstanding considerations in the armaments problems of European naval power are swept away renewal of an armaments race such as led to the World war las it is hoped been prevented success of the world disarmament conference at Geneva next year is brot measurably closer Two Britons Worked The 3000 words of Its text are e fruits of negotiations by Hen derson and A V Alexander first lord of the admiralty with repre sentatives of France and Italy It is based on the principle oE continuance of the present Franco Italian tonnage ratio until 1930 filling a gap in the London treaty by bringing the French and Italian fleets within the effective opera tion of the pact signed at St James palace last spring The memorandum states agree mejitjhaa been reached by the threa nations on of thi settlement are dependent upon th approval of all signatories to thi London pact including the Unite States and Japan Eliminate Suspicion More important than its techni cal aspects however may be the rapid substitution of political cor diality and cooperation among European naval powers for the sus picion and uncertainty which have existed since France and Italy withheld full agreement to the London pact Turn In 2 Cnllimn ROGERS BEVERLY HILLS Cal Marcl The biggest thing in legisla tion nowadays la the differen states race for the divorce busi ness Arkansaw guarantees a di vorce in three months including room and board Nevada heard about it and callec a special session of their iegislatur and says we will give you one in six weeks and if any other stat goes under that time we will givi vou a divorce marriage and anoth er divorce all for the same tinn and price In other words that ctir business We have built it up to what it is today If there hai been no Reno you would still havi been Jiving with the same old gal so remember we are the state tha will divorce you even if we have to do it telegraph Yours 1 SrndJoU IM Under the new accord France Turn tn Pace 2 Column FACES LIFE TERM VIRGIL KIRKLAND MAYOR WALKER MAY BE PROBED Society for Prevention of Crime Asks Governor to Clean New York NEW YORK March 11 Mayor Walker was under bombard ment today by citizens demanding that his official acts be investigated Already magistrates courts and the county district attorney are un der official scrutiny The mayor ap points magistrates The district at torney iselected In a letter drafted for submittance to the legislature the society for the prevention of crime asks that Samuel Seabury already conduct Ing two inquiries for Governor Roosevelt be empowered to inaug urate a sweeping investigation of the municipality aiming at the re moval of Mayor Walker who is on the way to California on a vacation Accused ot Misfeasance While Samuel Marcus counsel for the society refused to divulge the charges newspapers understood they accused the mayor of nonfeas ance in office without reflecting on his personal integrity A citizens committee of one thousand to support such a cause as proposed by the anticrime soci ety is being formed by the Citizens union headed by William Jay Schieffelin Its objects would be to crystallize public opinion to aid the spotlighting of official corruption and to inspire confidence timor ous citizens who might furnish evi dence Churches Ask Acllon The New York City Congrega tional Church association represent ing 42 congregations has adopted a resolution urging Governor Roose velt to take further steps to correct evils at city hall As a commissioner designated by the governor Seabury is about to start investigating charges that Thomas C T Grain district attor ney of New York county has been guilty of misfeasance As a referee of the appellate di vision of the state supreme court Seabury has been Investigating magistrates courts and has devcl 20 Year Old Steel Worker Convicted of Girls Murder VALPARAISO Ind March 11 behind the turreted wall of the state prison at Michigan Clt loomed ahead of Virgil Kirklanc 20 of Gary Ind today The former high school gridiro star was convicted last night by i Porter county jury of murderin ArJene Draves IS his sweetheari during a flaming youth drinking party at an obscure Gary home las November The jury of nine farmers a rail road telegrapher bricklayer and a grocer finished 12 days work by finding him guilty of first degre murder and fixing his sentence a life imprisonment Sentence on Monday Judge Grant Crumpacker wil j formally sentence Kirkland Monday Kirkland soon after will be taken to the Michigan City state prison to remain for the rest of his life unless Judge Crunipacker finds merit on a motion for a new trial or a superior court finds an error in the proceedings or future execu tive clemency is evoked to liberat him The jury had deliberated only Lhree hours With their verdict the tense waiting of the first of the five youths charged with Misa Draves death was over Leon Stanford second of the five was brot here from Crown Pom late yesterday and lodged in a eel adjacent to that occupied by Kirk land The other three Paul Barton David Thompson and Henry Shirk are confined at Crown Point Got Change of Venue Kirkland and Stanford bad ob tained a change of venue from th Lake county courts The others wil also ask for a change of venue al tho none will be tried soon accord ing to Lake countys prosecutor Robert Estill Estill added tha Thompson host of the fatal party will be the next toface trial The accused youth awaited th verdict his face drawn and Near him were his mother and step father They had mortgaged thei home to Insure adequate defcns Turn to Ingo 3 Column oped evidence of framing of women grafting and OCAMPO IS NEW PERU PRESIDENT Arrange Plans to Swear i Southern Leader as Provisional Head LIMA Peru March 11 W David Samanez Ocampo was to b sworn in late today as provisions president of Peru it was announce this morning at the governrnen house After dining at the palace las night the new leader from th south who is expected to guid Peru back to civil government wit the aid of all the leading faction In Its monthslong revolution com municated by telegraph with acv oral provincial centers The natur of his negotiations was kept secre Later the incoming executiv conferred with a group of civilian Tinley Makes Long Review of Testimony Examines Gemmill on Education Board Records DES MOINES March 11 m examination Vernu Marshall Cedar Knplds editor who hrot charges of maladmin istration against University of Iowa officials was started this afternoon Attorney Emmett Tinley endeavored to shake Marshalls testimony that W It Boyd of Cedar Itaplds chair man of the finance committee of tho state board of education does not devote full time to his office as required by law By THEODORE F KOOP Associated Press Staff Writer DES MOINES March 11 Attorney Emmet Tinley represent ng the state board of education backtracked today over the mass of testimony given by W H Gem mill secretary of the board before he legislative committee investigat ing the University of Iowa Tinley spent an hour and a half cross examining Gemmill on evi dence that had taken nearly foul days for the original presentation tt included a variety of subjects dealing with the boards records and financial transactions Hud No Knowledge The cross examination brot out hat Gemmill had no personal knowl edge of the cost of constructing uni versity buildings aside from the fig ures ia reports sent to his office Questioned about a 522000 item for improvements on the mens dormi tory he said he believed this re ferred to changes in the old part o the building rather than on the new addition j DenniaKeHeherthe attorney had endeavored in difec examination to add that t as the total cost of th addition Tinley and Kelleher clashed fre quently this morning and at on point argued over whether the uni versity had purchased any lam after 1927 Tinley charged that th opposing attorney had misinter preted testimony by auditor W H Cobh and obtained the statemen from Gemmill that some land had been bought after that date Reads From Reports Kelleher denied that he had no made the evidence clear Gemmill read from reports to show that the university had bought 5334220 worth of land in 192627 from the tuition fund which had totaled Gemmill explained to Tinley thi detailed operation of his office Hi pointed out that he is not an ac countant and that he compiles his reports from statements issued by the university business office Four stenographers and clerks assis him Tinley remarked1 that during1 thi investigation he will seek to maki a complete showing of all funds in the hands of the hoard of education andthat he would account for a money used in constructing unl versity buildings Check School Accounts IOWA CITY March 11 check of the University of Iowa ac counts Is in progress by Louis J Muehle of Dea Moines employe by the legislative committee Invest gating charges of maladminlstra tion at the school Inspection will be made Much said of the university records to de termlne tlie system used the effi ciency and any discrepancy in tU accounts A direct report will be made thi weekend Muehlo said GRIFFITH TELLS 0WANS DETAILS OF PAPE PROBE Says Men Who Opposed Jessup Sponsored Slush Fund By Staff Correspondent HICAGO March report a threat made by an Iowa lumnus that President Jessup would be toppled from his throne f the football coach was not dis charged was recalled by John L Griffith Big Ten athletic commls loner when he resumed his testi mony today before Byron Allen vice chairman of an Iowa legisla ive investigating committee To conference officials he said the situation had the appear ance of being a cat and dog fight The same persons who were con ributlng to the slush fund were the persons who were making the hreats against the president he said Details Struggle The struggle of the university to regain its rights In the conference were detailed by Major Griffith He told of the Investigation of Oran Pape football star which resulted in his being declared ineligible in the second year of his athletic com petition I urged Director E H Lauer of Iowa to give him the benefit of the doubt he said A fund administered by Iowa City and Davenport businessmen without knowledge of Director Lauer waa described The Pape case was a technical violation a borderline he aald Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks weak rails sold on New Central dividend cut Bonds firm utilities advance Curb heavy Vacuum Oil weak Foreign exchanges irregular Sterling firm Sugar higher Improved spot sil uation Coffee higher Brazilian suppor CHICAGO Wheat firm forecast cold wav and decreased receipts Corn firm bullish Argentine ad vices and firm cables Cattle steady Hogs weak to lower Dies of Crash Injuries DES MOINES March Jl Guy Warren motorman died lat yesterday from injuries receive when his trolley crashed heado with one piloted by H E Sudbrook who is in a hospital suffering se vere injuries Blame for the eras hag not definitely been determined Fred Woodward vf cepresident OE the University of Chicago took use stand just before 11 oclock for questioning by Henry Walker at torney for the state board of edu cation Failure of the university to din qualify athletes who had partici pated In the Belting fund was the one principal reason Iowa was not restored to the conference in De cember of 1029 he testified at the outset If there was evidence that the boys were innocent that they went o the bank and borrowed the money n the regular way would your at titude or that of the conference nave been different Wisdom asked the Chicago member of the faculty committee which suspended Iowa from schedule making rights Too Innocent No he replied for the rea son that no intelligent boy would be so innocent It isnt the practice of banks to lend money without se curity But concede that the boys were innocent Wisdom insisted Iii that case said Woodward should say that for the general good the penalty would have to fall upon the innocent In the final analysis the boys have not been barred from getting an education They are merely prohibited from participating in intercollegiate ath letics Mr Wisdom suggested that Iowa had been ousted from the confcr Tum tn TAKD 2 Column IOWA WEATHER Increasing cloudiness with light snow find colder In tho west ami central portions much colderIn tho northwest portion Wednesday night Thursday cloudy and much colder light snow In tho south east and extreme cost portions LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 A M Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 47 Above Minimum In Night 16 Above At 8 A M Wcdnsdy 34 Abovo Altho the thermometer sank almost to the lowest figure of tha month during the night the mer cury was at a new high for 8 a m reading Wednesday The wind waa still in the southeast   

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