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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 12, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowcfs Edited for the Home E R HIS MEM A ART DEPT OF IOWA HOME ITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AH NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAYMARCH 12 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE NQ 133 Haugen New House Dean lowan Knows His Farming Says t Stewart MORRIS ATTACKS HOOVER RULE By CHARLES V STEWART ASHINGTON March 12 CPA a d journed March 4 with Representa Gilbert N Hau gen of I o w a as its oldest mem ber in point of service Representative Henry Allen Cooper of Wis consto who died three days before the sessions end outclassed him by 18 terms to t he lowans 16 but there was a two year break in Representative Coopers sequence just a decade ago Representative Haugens 32 years have run continuously William McKlnley was president when the Hawkeye veteranof today first came to Washington a com paratively young man of 40 Czar Tom Reeds reign as speaker was just over and the newlyelectet lawmakers vote helped to put a Bellow representative from his own state David B Henderson in the presiding officers chair Garrett A Hobart was vice president it was even before T Rs advent In tin national capital nEPRESENTATIVE HAUGEH fv had served two full terms befor there was any cabinet departmen of commerce and labor but the de partment of agriculture was 1 Turn o Pape ff Column Wickersham Sees Report as Comfort to Wetsjj WORST CRITICS ARE NOT DRYS Says Recommendations Did Not Conflict With Report TO SOOTHE FARMERS man Wickersham of the law en KIDNAPED MAN FOUND BEATEN Tipton Mail Carrier Is Left Bruised and Bleeding DOSTON March 12 forcement commission today inter preted the commissions prohibition report as holdlng more comfort for the wets than the drys He expressed surprise that the most vehement criticism had come from antiprohibition sources add ing he thot the wets would have derived more encouragement from the report and the separate state ments of the commissioners attached to it than the drys1 The 72 year old commission chair man included this statement in a luncheon address before the Boston Chamber of Commerce Criticisms Untrue Hitting out at various criticisms of the prohibition report Wicker sham asserted it was untrue that the commissions conclusions and recommendations jwere utterly at variance with the report Hedenied flatly statements that the drylavS study had cost 000 or upwards of a word The total amount expended upon it he said was addition of overhead expenses leaving the cost belowiOO000 Wickersham said comments of the dry press and of dry organi zations been friendly towards t f i TIPTQN March 12 a posse had searched for him all nightRay Handley35Tipton mail carrier was found lying uncon sclous bruisheland bleeding on the back porch of his home here early today He was supposedly kidnaped some time last night and his automobile stolenThe car partly burned was found near Clare Authorities are without a clew but said they hoped to learri the identity of the kidnap ers whsn Handley recovers con sciousness The motive for the kid naping was not determined but au thorities believe more than one per son is concerned His wife is in a Davenport hospi tal Markets at a Glance NEW YORK pivotal shares lack support rails heavy leaders move nar rowly Foreign South Americans strong trade buying Cuban support better Brazilian advices CHICAGO steady bearish weather and crop news steadygoodweath er Argentine andlarger southwest movement differences be tween the individual reports of the 11 commissioners and their brief conclusions He contended the dif ferences mainly were confined to remedies suggested for recognized ills Recognizes Evils The report frankly recognizes the evils which have developed in the course of ten years of the admin istration of the national prohibition act but nevertheless points out that the great achievement of the act has been the abolition of the legal ized saloon he said The question of alternatives to the existing order gave members of the commission great concern he said I cannot but think Wicker sham concluded it will be a mis fortune if in the development of our political conditions the only reward of such efforts should come to be misunderstanding misrepresentation and abuse Trusts LoFollette Senator Norris told the confer ence he was glad to know that young Senator LaFollette would carry on in his work I realize that I am rapidly go ing where the shadow of the setting sun is cast eastward he said I would like to do so with the realization the banner of civic righteousness and human progress is going to be taken in the hands of younger people who will be able to carry it further up the mountain side than we older workers in the cause lowansLearn Athletics at U Clean Now Probe Group Returns With Testimony of Griffith CHICAGO March 12 l3VEn riched by approximately 30000 words of testimony and assured that University of Iowa athletics are be ing conducted in a manner approved by the Western conference the Iowa legislative investigating committee had returned to Des Moines today The committee which is probing the administrative affairs of the state university spent two days in Chicago quizzing Major John L Griffith and Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr athletic director of the Univer sity of Chicago on the reasons why Iowa was suspended from athletic relationship with other Big Ten schools in May 1929 The committee learned from these witnesses that Iowa was adjudged guilty of having recruited and sub idized athletes had countenanced a loan fund for athletes and had jermitted alumni interference in the nanagement of its athletic affairs It also learned from them that the socalled Belting fund was not known to have existed when owa was ousted and that the for mer director of athletics Dr Paul Belting x was not responsible for Iowas athletic truobles Major Grif One ibf tlie firs t sterjs in campaign to reelect President Hoover In 1932 is the appoint rhent of an advisory council for i agriculture headed by Senai tors Arthur Capperof Kansas top and L J Dickinson of Iowa below The council hopes to sooth disgruntled farmers in the middlewest grain belt AUNT HET By Robert I dont know which is hatefuler to have Pa just grunt when I describe a pain or claim hes got one just like it U OF MINNESOTA FIRES DRINKERS 17 Students Suspended by Farm School Following Liquor Raids ST PAUL Minn March 12 of 17 students of the University of Minnesota farm school for drinking was announced today by J O ChrisUanson acting principal Two of the students were accused of selling liquorjon the onmpus by Christians on Four are seniors and all are from 17 to 20 yearsold While their parents conferred to day and decided to protest to Governor Floyd B Olson fellow students drafted a petition demand ing their reinstatement Names of the students involved were with held Dismissal of the students fol lowed raids near the University of Minnesota campus where M L Harney prohibition administrator said agents confiscated a smal quantity of liquor and1 found two students drinking Hamey today said we expect to continue our operations in the vicinity of the university campus until every liquor peddler has been apprehended St Louis Beauty Queen Slays Her Jealous Husband NICE France March 12 story of her husbands nagging jealousy which he climaxed with an attempt to strangle her was told police today by Mrs Fred G Nixon Nirdlinger who at midnight shot and killed the Philadelphia theatri cal magnate Mrs NixonNirdlinger who was Miss St Louis and runnerup in the 1923 Atlantic City beauty pag eant was arrested and held by police pending a complete Investi gation of the slaying which took ilace in their flat here The slain man was 54 his wife 26 They were married in 1925 and iad two children one 3 years old he other 18 months Seized by Throat In her statement to police Mrs NixonNirdlinger said she was in heir apartment last evening when ler hTisband asked her what she was doing She answered that she was studying Italian Because you are interested in STILL AFTER HIM CHICAGO March same forces which three or four years ago were trying to topple President Jessup from his throne are at tie of seven hours of testimony at Hotel Sherman here in connec tion with Iowas legislative in vestigation of its university He was the principal witness at each of the four sessions presided over by Byron Allen vice chair man of the committee In his testimony Major Grif fith made reference to a threat made by a Das Moines alumnus that unless he fired the football coach he would lose his own job fith assured the members of the committee that the Big Ten has confidence in the ability of Presi dent Walter AJessup and Athletic Director E H Lauer to handle the schools athletics MajorGriffith also stated that Iowa wouldnot have been readmit ted to good standing in February 1B30 if a number of athletes who benefittcd by the Belting fund bad not been declared ineligible for com petition that Italian fellow he retorted Her husband continued to upbraid and she said he worked himself up to a high pitch of anger and then seized at her She snatched a revolver from be neath her piltow and firedwildly NixonNirdlinger fell one bullet in his temple and another in his heart Ulan Died Instantly Distraught Mrs NixbnNirdlinger hurried to the police station and cried I have shot my husband The man apparently had died in stantly Mrs NixonNIrdlinger before her marriage was Miss Charlotte Nash the daughter of Dr and Mrs J B Nash of St Louis The couple eloped to Hagerstown Md in 1925 and went abroadfor a honeymoon An estrangement developed at the start of the matrimonial venture She divorced him in 1926 but they were remarried in 1928 The dead man was married three times SOLON WOUNDED IN HOTEL ROOM Traveling Man Held After Shot Is Fired Thru Door in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK Ark March 12 U McCabe representative from Baxter county in the Arkan sas state legislature was shot and seriously wounded by a bullet which passed thru the door of his hotel room early today H G Lansdale an Atlanta Ga traveling salesman was taken into custody after the shooting Officers said they found a small caliber revolver in Lansdales room across the hall from that occupied by McCabe McCabes condition was so critical officers were unable to question him No charge was filed against Lansdale BELTING CLAIMS HE DIDNT WANT JOB AT IOWA U Marshall Says Officials Have Intimidated Witnesses BULLETIN RES MOINES March 12 Authorities at the University of lowu knew of loans mado to students and that this action was a technical violation of Big Ten conference rules Dr Paul E Belting deposed athletic di rector of tho university told tho investigating committee today DES MOINES March 12 Paul E Belting deposed ath letic director at the University of Iowa this afternoon took the wit ness stand in the legislative inves tigation to testify regarding the universitys suspension from the western conference Belting said he is living at Cedar Rapids with no occupation He tea tified he came to the university in June 1024 at the request of Presl dent Walter A Jessup I was not anxious to take th position and hesitated a long time Belting said but Jeasup finally in duced me to come Built Up Finances He declared that at the time th credit of tha athletic council wa not worth a nlckle but that o Jan 1 1925 he had paid off all th Indebtedness and credit had rise dtUon Bel universityiv edi c atldn prpgram the like of which it had not Seen up to that time Attorney Denis Kelleher had Belting explain the organization of the department and the athletic board of seven faculty members which he headed Belting also list ed the coaches and said that no major official in the department left until about the time of Beltings own resignation in 1929 Verne Marshall Cedar Rapids editor concluded his testimony today with a charge that school of ficials had intimidated witnesses Talked to Recs He asserted that J M Fisk uni versity buildings superintendent and Charles Brown a foreman had talked to O L Rees a former em ploye who testified recently in an effort to win his support Marshall said Rees had been laid off after an automobile accident last fall and told Fisk he wanted to go back to work Marshall also said he would like to have Brown testify but that he is scared to death He contended that President Wal ter A Jessup had set up an espion age system and said that at Iowa City last week when Russell Gra ham a graduate student was talk ing to Marshall Dean Paul C Pack er hovered in the background Marshall said that Graham had MINISTER TO U S Press Photo WHHam Duncan Herrldge K C Ottawa Canada tho new Canadian minister to Washing ton is a veteran of tho World war ASSESSORS BILL PUT ON SPECIAL ORDER IN HOUSE Senate Apparently Not Work Starts UponTaming of Colorado Hoover Dam Climax to 40 Years of Study LAS VEGAS Nevada March 12 taming of the mighty Colo rado river got under way today Actual work started on Hoover dam a monumental engineering effort The turbulent stream which draws its volume from seven states before emptying into the Gulf of Califor nia has been the object of study by government engineers nioro than 40 years Out of 40 years of study and 10 years of fighting came the Swing Johnson bill providing for an ex penditure of for the great dam project but even as the hard rock crews went on the job oday the fight was still on in Washington Arizona Files Suit Arizona dissatisfied with provi sions of the SwingJohnson bill filed suit in the United States su reme court to prevent its consum mation on the ground that it dis criminated against the state Waving aside Arizonas opposi tion the six remaining states of ASKS ELECTION OF PROGRESSIVE FOR PRESIDENT Shorter Working Hours Seen as Solution of Unemployment WASHINGTON March 12 V in an attack upon tho Hooves administration Senator Norrls re publican of Nebraska beforo tho progressive conference today called for the election of a progresslva president Shorter working hours and a wider distribution of wealth were Jggested to the conference aa pos ible steps to a solution of unem loyment and Industrial troubles LaFolIetto Spokesman Robert P Scripps president of Ready to Act on the Colorado river basin entered a D to pass Packer and Fred Pownall director of university public rela tions and that Packer called out There he goes Watch him and reV member him Backed Petition The editor contended that uni versity faculty members had to do Torn to FBRO 2 Column Drake Host to Debaters DES MOINES March 12 Drake university was host today to 28 Iowa high school debate teams competing for the David I McCahil trophy The debates will continue thru Friday and Saturday with the championship decided before a joint session of the Iowa legislature Convicts Death May Bring Investigation of Joliets Methods JOLIET March 12 a coroners jury decided that death of Joseph Coakley Chicago convict was from naturalcauses a tive investigation loomed into the disciplinary methods at the Joliet state prison today From Springfield came reports that Representative Richard V Libonati of Chicago would offer a resolution next Tues lay demanding the probe Coakley In solitary confinement after standing a total of eight hours with his hands cuffed to the door of his cell IBS MOINES March 12 Iowa house this morning agreed to make the county assessors bill a special order of business for next Thursday morning at 10 oclock The motion for special order was made by Representative H S Ber ry of Monroe In the senate there was no appar ent intenton of seeking to make the Income tax bill a special order It was the Income tax bill in the sen nte and the county assessors bill in the house which yesterday precipi tated a deadlock between the two bodies Senate Stands Put Senator C F Clark of Lfnn couu v chairman of the senate tax com mittee indicated that for the time eing at least the income tax bill fould be left in itsregular place on calendar The senate apparent was content to stand pat in is attitude it took yesterday Representative Berry whose ae on in the house was the first move o break the deadlock is not a mem er of the tax committee Yesterday committees from the ouse and senate sought to bring p the income tax bills in the uppci louse and the county assessors bill n the lower chamber at the same ime next Wednesday The house irst agreed to its part of tte plan nd then withdrew its agreement or a special order whan the senate efused to adopt its special order motion on the Income tax measure Bill for Optional Drill By a vote of 61 to 35 the house oday made the TorgesonPattlson iptiona military training bill a special order for 10 a m next Wednesday The bill would make military training optional in state educational institutions Representative S R Torgeson Worth had the bill taken from the state educational institutions com Tum to Page 2 Column ROGERS BEVERLY HILLS Cal March The biggest laugh of the week was caused naturally by a senatoi and they wasnt even in session not even trying to be funny It wa by Jim Watson of Indiana the re publican leader progressives1 are holding a nieeting in Washington and h asked them to please define exactl how stood on the followin problems prohibition farm relief tariff and 10 other importan questions asking the progressive to answer something that a repub llcan wouldnt answer if he was 01 his death bed Yours S compact under which the develop ment now proceeds The supreme court case still Is pending When Secretary Wilburof the in terlor department yesterday accept ed the bid of the six companies Inc of San Francisco for construction of the dam for slightly less than 550000000 officials in charge an nounced work would start imme diately i Will Carry Supplies Skeleton crews were called on the job to cleara rightofway for a iail line that will carrysupplies to the dam site Like a whimsical giant the 1700 mile river of sand and water has continuously threatened to turn the rich valley into a sea More than 57000000 have been spent on levees and flood protection ley leaders faced annihilation by the were joined by t southern sought the water for domestic use Tothig drills and explosives to bite Into the Boulder he ScrippaHoward newspapers put he two point proposal into plain vords after similar suggestions md been voiced by President WIK iam Green of the American Feder ation of Labor Senator La Follette of Wiscon sin whom the veteran independent Norris Nebraska said he looked upon to lead in tho independent movement after he had passed on presented the problems to the con Terence In the general discussion D B Robertson president of the Broth erhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers said onethird of his or ganization was walking the streets 5 Day Week Proposed The five day week was proposed by Green Robertson proposedyih addition a six hour day Scripps said shorter working hours than have ever dreamed of1 would be necessary Mayor F Murphy of Detroit said that c alfiiriity hod struck hl3ff city when 150000 thrown out of Thru a private eni ployhlent bureau he said 25000 had been found jobs Murphy scored the absence of federal help V Father John A Ryan of Wash ington advocated a five billion dol lac issue for public works PE STILL IN S GRASP 200 DROWNED IN STEAMER BLAST Heavily Loaded Passenger Ship Sinks in Chinese River SHANGHAI March12 hundred persons were believed drowned when the heavily loadei Chinese passenger steamer Pa Chi bew up and sank in the Kiang 70 miles from here last night Among the 300 passengers aboard the vessel were 100 Chinese soldiers who were thot to have thrown their cigaret stubs into thj cargo which was principally cotton An explosion followed spteading fire in the hold Most of those on the boat jumped over the side where a revenue cruiser was able to pick up a few survivors fra to Test Truce by Making Own Salt By JAMES A MILLS AHMADABAD India 12 the first anniversary of start of his historic march to the sea in beginning of the disobedi ence campaign Mahatma Gandhi left Ahmadabad today to retrace nis route and make salt once more In defiance of Brjtlsh law His venture wil mark a test of the truce which he arranged last week with Viceroy Lord Irwln one of the terms of which was that peasants In the salt districts be al lowed to make salt for their own use and for sale within their own towns tho this is a violation of the letter of the law India Watches Move It was not regarded likely that the British would attempt to re arrest Gandhi for a violation of ths salt monopoly act with the ink o his signature on the formal truce ending the civil disobedience cam paign hardly dry but all India watched his move The nationalists regard salt making as a sacred right Setting out from here just as hi did one year ago today Gandb went to Borsad to address the vil lagers who on th first march to the h will go to Dandi vlire he firs made salt a year agd 1rcpares for Conference Gandhi will return to Bombaj March 16 and go to New Dell where he will attempt to unit Moslems and Hindus in preparatio for the forthcoming second roun table conference Definite opposition to the term of his recent truce with Lord Irwl already has manifested Itself espc cially among the youths whoinsis upon immediate granting of ind pendence Zee Hollands Inland Frozen fpr First Time in Years LONDON March 12 ill held Europe In a fierce nrelentinggrip today Germany France Austria Switzi rland Scandinavia Holland and the British Isles suffered from storms yhlch began lost week and have ontlnued with little pausesince The Zuyder Zee Hollands great nland sea for the first time in sev ral years was frozen over and errygervice was suspended Conditions in Great Britain were a less severe than yesterday altho cold winds and frost contin ued The Seine by its continued risa vas stillendangering Paris State Bank of Dows Closed by Directors DOWS Mkrch Statrf sank of Dowa was closed this morn ng by order of the board of dlrec ors according to a sign placed irt the door IT H Rummel 13 presi dent of the bank and William Meister Is vice president Capital and surplus of the bank were listed at If you go bock 10 j General Butler is only 382 column behind Bishop Inn Tribune IOWA WEATHER Rain beginning late Thursday night or Friday possibly turn ing to snow in extreme west portion Friday Somewhat warmer in south central and extreme east portions Thursday night Colder in west portion LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hoiirperiod ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum Wednesday 53 Above Minimum In Night 26 Above At 8 AM Thursday 28 Above Wednesday was the warmest ay so far iri March while the minlni forWednesday night was also I record high The arrival of a cool ing wave was apparent Thiirsday when at 8 A M the ut 28 compared with 34 for thajj corresponding time Wednesday   

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