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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILYPAPER Edited for the Borne H4RLON E R HIS MEM ART DEPT OF IOWA OES UOTNES I A VOL XXXVII HOVE CENTS THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 14 1931 UNTTED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE If She Were Only a Man Mary Norton Would Be Presidential Timber By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON March 14 CPA1 nineteentl amendment has not yet suffi ciently trans formed American politics for a wo man to he seri ously considered as a presidentia possibility Otherwise that is just what Rep resentatlve Mary T Norton of New Jersey would be at this very min ute There has been a lot of talk about what Chairman Raskob and Al Smith Senators Joe Robinson and Cameron Morrison Senator elect Cordell Hull exGov James M Cox of Ohio and other notabili ties had to say at the recent demo cratic national committee meeting in Washington but Mrs Mary T Nortons was the knockout speech made at that meeting by a wide margin TT HAPPENS that it was a wet 1 speech and wetanddry feeling is so bitter that It may be difficult to get drys to admit what an oratori cal pippin It was but there are wet speeches and wet speeches just as there are dry speeches and dry speeches When a wet hears a bell ringer considered as one of the lat ter he ought to be broadminded enough to recognize it and a dry Turn to Foee 2 Column BODY WAS NOT THAT SMITH Politician JPERRYY March 14 county authorities agreed today the body of a man buried here Feb 6 as John M Smith was not that of the farmerlabor gubernatorial candi date of 1930 attention turned today toward solution of Smiths disap pearance and establishment of the Identity of the corpse itself County Attorney George Sackett announced late last night that a representative of the state bureau of criminal Investigation would come here today and accompany county officers to Denison near where the body burned beyond rec ognition was found to investigate a report that the body was obtained there James Risden chief of the in vestigation bureau sold he had del egated State Agent Myron Tullar for the trip iThis action was In line with the county attorneys statement that county officers would not attempt to carry on an inquiry alone but would appeal to the state bureau for aid When the body was exhumed and examined Thursday by a court or der obtained at the request of insur ance companies carrying policies on Smiths life evidence was found showing that the body had been em balmed before burning In addition a skull fracture suffered by Smith at Norfolk Nebr 10 years ago was not revealed and teeth charts failed to coincide Possibility that Smith wilt be in dicted for burning the body of a dead man was seen In the statement of County Attorney Sackett that such action may be determined after an investigation into the mans identity and Smiths whereabouts In the event of Smiths accidental death 50000 In Indemnities would go to the widow and the estate AUNT NET By Robert Guillen I try to be ladylike but when that old goat with a snifflin bad cold stooped over the carriage to kiss Claras baby I kicked be fore I thot FIVE INJURED 135 PRISON Pelzer Describes Growth of Belting Criticis SAYS HOSTILITY OF ALUMNI WAS CAUSEOF ALARM 4 Members of Athletic Council Met Over Situation By THEODORE F KOOP Associated Press Staff Writer MOINES March 14 growing criticism of Paul E Belting during the latter part of his service as University of Iowa ath letic director was related today in cross examination of Prof Louis Pelzer before the legislative investi gating committee Pelzer said that alumni hostility became so widespread together with dissension in the athletic depart ment that four members of the ath letic council once held a meeting to discuss the situation He said ha attended with Dr H L Beye R A Fenton and Claude Horack We had definite knowledge that there was great danger of trouble in the field house There was dis satisfaction among employes some opposition to the allotment of funds and a charge that OrviUe Simmons an assistant director was over stepping his authority Afraid of Trouble We agreed that there might be trouble and I was delegated to in form President Jessup which was done the next morning He at first regret that we had had butthen expressed Mm and said hewouldvgive the matter seri ous consideration Pelzer testified that Simmonswas hired by Beltingwithout consulting the athletic council and that he had been chargedwith carrying on cor respondence outside of his jurisdic tion and that some coaches did not like him Belting explained yesterday Sim mons was employed as a field man to smooth over alumni dissension in the state Called Few Meetings Attorney Henry Walker repre senting the state board of education brot out in cross examination that Belting called few meetings of the athletic council During the last part of his term Pelzer said we had had no meeting for five months before the one at which his resigna tion was accepted If any records were kept I do not know of it Pelzer testified that Belting be came more unpopular as time went on with students and alumni He said he had heard both praise and crltticism from faculty members Committee members questioned the witness as to the effect op Turn to Pnire 2 Column FRIDAY 13TH AND OLD MAN BAD LUCK WALKS FOR MURPHY CHICAGO March 14 was Friday March 13 but the aay or rather night was almost gone aa Janies Murphy stood in front of a candy shop Five minutes more he said but whats a few minutes With this remark he walked in drew a pistol pointed it at Miss Tessie Smith the manager and then order her to put all the money in a candybag which she did Good night and good luck he said as he walked out into the waiting arms of Sergeant Peter Hayes and the members of his squad Just passing by said the ser geant who is authority for the statement that In the candy bag waa 13 Murphy took out his watch again One minute until Saturday the fourteenth he said Then he got into the police car and the day was done NY Central Road Denies Rumor That Crowley Will Quit NEW YORK March 14 New York Central railroad today denied a report that Patrick Crow ley will resign as president of the company to become Chairman of the board Its statement said the Cen tral is not considering the placing of F E Williamson president of the Chicago Burlington and Quincy railroad as head of the New York Central m PROGRESSIVES LEAN TOWARD DEMOCRATS AnoatattA Preit Photo Four leaders among the Independent republicans and democrats who assembled nt Washington for a conference on legislative issues and showed a leaning toward favoring a liberal democrat af the next president arc shown Left to right Senator Robert LaFolletto of Wisconsin SenatorGoorgo w Norris oC Nebraska Senator Edward Costigan of Colorado Senator Bronson Cutting of New Mexico Blast Hurts Two Men on Nashua Farm NASHUA March Explosion of 8 pail of loose powder which Al bert Co en 28 held in one hand while he lighted a fuse with the other resulted in injuries late this afternopn tp Coeji and hia com panion Shannon 23 A spark from fuse ignltedthepowder The accident ottcurrea tfiTAI vin Coen farm eight miles west of here in Floyd county where the two were blasting stumps Coeus left arm was badly burn ed to the elbow His face was also injured Shannon suffered burns on his face The condition of neither is considered serious Their eyes es caped injury as they closed them when the blast occurred Relatives of Coen took the two to an auto but when their sleeves took fire snatched off the sleeves and kept the two men at the Coen home A physician was called and gave them treatment GLOBEGAZETTE AWARDED HONOR Gets Distinguished Rating in National Newspaper Contest TJRBANA HI March 14 Fortynine daily and 92 weekly newspapers have been awarded a distinguished rating for 1930 in the annual national community news paper contest conducted at the school of journalism University of Illinois The contest is open each year to daily and weekly newspa pers published in communities un der 50000 population The daily newspapers were judged1 on the basis of variety and quantity of news printed evidence of covering the home territory carefully excellence of the editorial page evidence of public spirit and independence and care in editing and printing Certificates of distinguished rat ing will be mailed the newspaper winning the award Dailies receiv ing distinguished ratings include Creston News Advertiser Mason City GlobeGazette Moline Daily Dispatch Muscatine Journal and Rock Island Argus Markets at a Glance NEW VORK Stocks firm radio advances 3 pointa Bonds firm rails strong Curb firm Goldman Sachs strong Butter steady Foreign exchanges irregular Eur opeans steady Cotton steady trade buying Sugar steady local buying Coffee higher Brazilian support CHICAGO Wheat easy lower Winnipeg market Corn steady forecast colder weather Cattle steady Hogs steady Gangster Slayer of Policeman to Serve 14 Years CHICAGO March 14 liam Three Fingered Jack White robber and gangster was convicted today of the murder of Policeman Edward Pflaume of Forest Park The jury fixed the penalty at 14 years in prison verdict robbed the Chicago underworld of another notorious criminal but the punishment was lighter than that assessed at his first trial Verdict Reversed Sentenced to death for the mur der five years ago he won a re versal in the supreme court which held it had not been proved that Officer Pflaume and his companions had the right to arrest White The case then lingered on the docket until White was listed by the Chi cago crime commission as one of 28 public enemies and the old murder charge was revived in the campaign to cleanse Chicago of its criminals White and his companion James Johnstone were sought for a series of robberies one of them a bank robbery at McHenry when Pflaume and Sergt James McBride accosted them in the Mannheim Inn the night of Dec 13 1925 Shot to Death Johnstone was shot to death in the sudden vicious gun battle at the suburban roadhouse and Pflaume was fatally wounded by White as he escaped While the new trial was in prep aration several weeks ago gunmen drove abreast of a Maywood street car on which Sergt McBride the states star witness was a passen ger They emptied shotguns thru the streetcar window and shattered the policemans jaw but after weeks in a hospital he recovered sufficient ly to identify White as the slayer of his companion IOWAN IS FOUND HANGING TO TREE Inquest Planned Into Death of Charter Oak Man at Sac City SAC CITY March 14 ty officers will conduct an Inquest into the death of Leland Roose 35 Charter Oak merchant whose body was found hanging from a tree last night near the outskirts of the city Roose had been the object of a search by more than 100 persona following the discovery of his auto mobile two and a half miles north west of here early yesterday morn ing Two blankets one blood stained were found in the machine 2 Negroes Force Way Into Homes Attack Two Women and Girl EAST ST LOUIS HI March 14 Negroes forced their way into three homes here last night criminally attacked two women and a 10 year old girl bound and gagged a number of men including hus bands of the two women and stole an unestlraated quality of Jewelry and money KILL ROGERS BEVERLY HILLS Cal March 14 Good many papers are poking fun at these progressives who ate meeting in Washington Well those are the fellows that are going to run next years government Neither republicans or democrats can even get excused to go get a drink without the progressives the balance of power sanctioning It Be a good joke on both parties if these fellows had been right all these years and get a chance to prove it You watch this young LaFol lette Youre going to have a lot of dealings with him in years to come One thing these progressives wont have to be very good to be the best Yours WILL lilt uiM Sindiub PRINCE BOOSTS BRITISH GOODS Extols Sciences and Arts in Dedication of Trade Exposition BUENOS AIRES March 14 UP industry sciences and arts were extolled to the Argentine and South America this afternoon by the Prince of Wales in formal dedication of the British trade ex position here His address was broadcast thru out the two Americas He said he came to Buenos Aires to express my sense of apprecia tion at the exceptional importance of this exhibition to the future of British trade with the Argentine republic Hope for Revival If as we all hope the response of the Argentine purchasing public to the appeal of the exhibition leads in some measure to the revival of industrial prosperity in Great Brit ain and consequently to dimunition of industrial unemployment a reci procal result of increase in British consumption of Argentine meat and Argentine cereals is certain Interchange however has no narrow meaning restricted to com merce Of equal significance is the development of the mutual cultural knowledge England desires ex change with Argentina of ideas and visitors as well as goods This ex hibition will have that effect Faces Comparison Advancement of science mathe matics law and medicine owe as much to England as to any other country and In the region of crea tive arts England faces comparison with any other nation Sir HerbertGibson president of the exposition recalled the princes visit to Argentina five years ago and thanked him for coming back to open this British fair Tripoli Factory Is Leased WAVERLY March Kelley of Grinnell has again leased the factory of the Tripoli Canning company A L Jacobson has been named the namager SENATE PASSES 10 BILLS 3 OF THEM BY CLARK New Hampton Election Upon Bond Issue Legalized DES MOINES March 14 Iowa senate today continued the work of clearing its calendar by passing 10 bills i Senator C A Bensons bill givi ing the state highway commission i power to vacate and close previous ly established primary roads after a hearing was passed 34 to 1 Three bills by Senator E W Clark Cerro Gordo received the senate approval One wouldchange provisions governing the making of a one mill levy for widowed moth ers so that it would apply to coun ties of 30000 population rather than 80000 Clark said this change would make it apply to his county The fortythird assembly reduced the figure from 140000 Two Others Fussed Clarks bill to provide care for in mates of private charity homes by the county from which they come rather than that in which the home ia located also was approved Clarks third bill changes provi sions relating to right or left en tries into a highway so that the method might be specified by signs or other markers A bill specifying Iowa census fig ured as the baais in organizing waa passed unanimously Senator Lou MacDoriald said it would permit the chartering of the reorganized First National bank of Cherokee with a capitalization of Federal census figures which gave Cherokee a population of 6443 by including the inmates of the states hospital for insane located there would make a high er capitalization necessary Hampton Bonds A bill legalizing proceedings of the New Hampton bond election for a swimming pool and recreation center passed after it had been ex plained by Senator Lafe Hill Floyd Again with little discussion the senate passed a bill providingthat the state fish and game warden might extend the season on red foxes for 30 days It was sponsored in the senate by Senator J H Hager of Allamakee county An amendment adopted provided that the signatures of only 100 voters in stead of 250 would be required on a petition for extending the season Four house legalizing bills in connection with the merger of in terstate bridge companies also were approved by the senate Both houses previously had passed a measure providing for the consoli dation of such companiesSenator O P Bennett of Monona spoke for the bills CALLED INCOMPETENT Ella Wendel Last of Rich Sisters Dies NEW YORK March 14 Ella V Von E Wendel 80 last of the Wendel sisters who inherited vast fortune of John Gottlieb Wen del died in her Bleep last night The simple announcement said merely that Miss Weudel had died during the night Miss Wendel finished her days in the red brick mansion on Fifth ave nue which stood thru the years now amid towering office buildings as a monument to the family motto buy but never sell real estate There were six daughters and one son in the family to inherit the fortune which John Wendel started in fur as a contem porary John Jacob Astor Defied Brother The son John Gottlieb Wendel Jr became head of the family upon the death of his father He frowned on marriage for his sisters and de creed they should stay out of so ciety live in the simplest possible style and wear the fashions of their youth Gcorgiana WendeT once defied her brothers decree and made a trip to Europe She died two years ago in an sanitarium Rebecca also defied tho brother She married Her death lost July left Ella alone m the mansion Rebecca who was Mrs Swope journeyed daily on an elevated train to a small office on lower Broad to 2 Column Associated Preat Photo JAMES J WALKER Mayor Walker to Face Charges of Civic Committee NEW YORK March 14 As the result of a years investigation the city affairs committee will file with Governor Roosevelt next week charges of incompetence neglect and indifference against Mayor Walker John Haynes Holmes chairman of the icommittee a civilian body sale rj had assembling the material on which the accusa tion will be based Plolmes and Stephen S Wise vice chairman personally will present them May Remove Mayor Under the state public office act the governor may accept or reject the charges If he accepts he may Investigate them himself or appoint a commissioner or the attorney gen eral to act for him If tho charges are substantiated he may remove the mayor The New York Society of the Methodist Episcopal church repre senting a hundred churches has added its voice to the demand for a thoro investigation of city gov ernment It adopted a resolution upholding the action of the Greater New York Federation of Churches in calling for a nonpartisan city wide inquiry Made Extra Money The magistrates courts inquiry now in progress produced evidence yesterday that the vice squad pa trolman Andrew G McLaughlin who arrested Vivian Gordon slain Broadway blackmailer banked 800 in two years on an annual sal ary of McLaughlin testified he had made between 1000 and 1200 arrests in his 11 years on the vice squad It had become increasingly hard in late years to procure convictions of women seized on the streets he said but Magistrate Jean Norris was the best bet Magistrate Norris the only woman on the Manhattan bench also is under fire for her judicial acts LANDSLIDE MAY SPARE VILLAGE Fine Weather Conies to Aid of Picturesque French Le Chatelard CHAMBERY France March 14 weather today came to the aid of picturesque Le Chatelard mountainside hamlet near here and lessened danger of its destruction by a landslide which threatened it Two other villages already have fallen before the landslide and a third Les Granges it appeared to day could be saved only by a mir acle Rain and snow early In the week precipitated the landslide Blackledge Convicted of Fraud Conspiracy DES MOINES March 14 H E Blackledge of Keosauqua a real estate dealer stood convlcteJ today of conspiracy to defraud the ancient order of United Workmen In a series of farm loan deals A Jury in Judge O S Franklins court returned the verdict of guilty late yesterday Northwood High Defeated in Class B Debate Finals DES MOINES March 14 Mount Ayr won the class B cham pionship and the junior McCahiU trophy at the Drake debate tourney here this morning by defeating tha Northwood high school team Dr Sing Poon Chew 65 Editor Lecturer Dies OAKLAND Gal March 4 m Sing Poon Chew 65 Chinese editor lecturer and essayist died unexpectedly of a heart attack last night He was managing editor of the Chung Sai Yat Po Chinese daily newspaper whcih he founded n 1899 IOWA WEATHER Fair Saturday night mid Sun day Somewhat colder in the cast ana central portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figurea for 24 hour period ending at oclock Saturday morning Miixlmun Friday 50 Above AUnlmimi in Night 33 Aliovo At 8 A M Saturday 83 Atiovo WEEKS FORECAST CHICAGO March 14 ly weather outlook for the week be ginning Mopday For the regions of the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and northern and central great fair and moderately cold first part at week probably followed by some rain or snow with rising tempera ture towards middle of latter part I II MUTIHYQUELLED AFTER CONVICTS WRECK 2 ROOMS atcalls Give Warning of Outbreak at Joliet TOLIET 111 March 14 J convicts were wounded two ser ously and one guard suffered a broken arm in a riot at the 75 year old state penitentiary here at nooa today Prison guards quelled tha mutiny after the dining room and kitchen had been wrecked The outbreak occurred in the dln ng liall when 1100 prisoners re fused to return to their cells after luncheon A chorus of boos and catcalls ave warning of the riot and the 25 guards in the hall sent tin alarm lhat brot reserves from every part of the prison Three convicts attacked Capt B A Davenport at the door and were beating him severely when they were felled by shots from other fuards The prisoners altho unarmed lield control of the hall and 60 of the leaders rushed into the kitchen wrecking it thoroly The rest of the 1100 more passive were herded into theircell blocks but refused to allow themselves to tie locked Into their own cells Shots fired over their heads sent them to cover One prisoner was wounded by a rico cheted bullet The three score rioters having smashed everything in the kitchen returned to the dining hail and de molished tables chairs and fixtures throwing furniture windows guards finally subdued the ringleaders arid 43 men wfcrttJ locked up in solitary confinement pinioned to Irons by arms and legs Muscatine Man Freed as Not to Blame for Killing of Child 12 RICHMOND liid March 14 W Seltzor 12 son of Mr and Mrs Lacey Seltzer was killed lata yesterday when struck by an auto mobile as ho alighted from a school bus at his home near here The driver of the automobile Ed ward Hagerman of Muscatine a salesman was released after wit nesses told Coroner Russell Haitt the boy dodged in front of tho car from behind tho truck
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