Tuesday, March 17, 1931

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 17, 1931, Mason City, Iowa t I North Iowas ILY PAI Edited for the Home V f HA ftLOW R HIS MEM ART DEPT OF tOWA nF s MO I NES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AMj NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS EDITION VOL XXXVII FTCE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE V MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 17 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 137 Democrats Not United Convictions Differ More Than Among Republicans By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON March 17 CPA democratic party is a party of unalterable profoundly sin cere convictions which would be o k if all demo crats had the same convictions but there are va rious factipns of them Each fac tion has a differ ent set of convic tions and they clash violently and irreconcilab ly Consequently whenever an as sorted lot democrats get togeth er they fight like wildcats among themselves as occurred at their leaders Washington meeting re cently The republicans the lay their plans with scarcely a cross word spoken to one another for they are unanimous on what they desire They want prosperity espe cially in times like the present when it is at 3 premium Nothing else in terests they have the swag actually in hand then they may quarrel over its division Aa 1 to what it is however they agree and it is immaterial to them wheth er they get it by jimmying a cellar or climbing p drain pipe and coming down thru tha attic The progressives are a party ur group of unrealized ideals and it v Is safe to say they always will he For such of their ideals of today as may subsequently he realized 1 it is certain that they will substi tute others falling within the im realized classification a realized ideal immediately goes into their discard TTNDDUBTEDLY the most re s U markable cSnceiitration of un realized idealists that the world ever saw was effected by Henry Ford L in his celebrated peacp expedition It is r questionable whether that 5 in Cleveland In 1924 where and 1 when the LaFolletteWheeler ria tional ticket was launched was N Turn to rage 2 Column Succor Races Thru Icy Bay to Wreck Survivors BRITISH LABOR NOT TO RESIGN Lax Party Discipline Gets Blame for Defeat in Commons LONDON March 17 labor government today blamed lax party discipline for a defeat in the commons last night on a minor clause of the electoral reform bill 246 to 242 The defeat brot cries of Resign Resign The ministry will not resign but steps will be taken to insure mem bers being in their seats for futur divisions Absence of 16 unpairec labor members last night may be called officially to attention of their constituencies The presence of the 16 wouk have prevented the government de feat but it would not have pre vented a break between Sir John Simon insurgent liberal and his party leader David Lloyd George who thus was unable to throw his entire party to the support of the government The cabinet wil consider entire abandonment of the electoral re form bill which was arranged by the government and the libera chieftain David Lloyd George as the price of continued liberal co operation Its feature is a provision for an alternative vote system which would effect more nearly pro portional representation i 1 Iv AUNT NET By Robert Guillen used to think I couldnt bear bein away from Pa But I find I dont mind it much if I know hes at home out o meanness SENATE APPROVES STATE POLICE EIGHT 20 TO 25 DEAD 118 KNOWN SAFE Director and Aides in Picture Expedition Still Lost ST JOHNS N F March 17 Succor raced thru Icechoked White Bay today for the 118 known survivors of the barkentine Viking which exploded at sea Sunday night The number of presumed dead stood at between 20 and 25 The fcnown missing were eight includ ing Varlck Frissell of New York who was aboard to make shots for a movie of the sealing industry A E Penrod Waterbury Conn cameraman and Harry Sargent ex plorer who was cast as tie film villian in the Frissell picture Others missing were the wireless operator the navigator cook stew ird and the boatswain The mate of the Viking was on the ice with a broken leg 118 Known Survivors The 118 known survivors includ ing Capt Abram Kean Jr reached Horse island last night walking ashore across the ice The condition of the captain who was blown from the bridge of the Viking to the ice when the ship exploded was be lieved serious Injury among the others was not believed great The first ship to reach the scene was the sealing steamer TJngava A report from tjie wireless s la ptop atHgrselsIapd had off shore making very aldw progress thru the ice pack Seven men were in the dory five apparently seriously hurt Miss Ottis Bartlett the 18 year old wireless operator on the island reported it as doubtful that the dory would be able to make shore Cause Not Explained What caused the explosion has not been explained It was said that it may have resulted from dynamite often used to blast a ships way thru the ice Friends of Frissell in New York however said the Vik ing carried no explosives One explanation that received credence was that the Viking seek ing to pound its way thru the fet tering floes may have put too great a strain on the boilers putting on so much steam as to result in an explosion Some survivors told of seeing several motionless forms lying on the ice and of hearingmoans The Viking an auxiliary barken tinewas 50 years old one of the hardy croft of the fleet which year ly searches the seas off the Labra dor coast for seal 100 ARMED MEN AMBUSH GUARDS Four Wounded in Fight Over Labor Policyof Pipe Line Firm ST LOUIS March 17 100 rjen armed with shotguns anc revolvers ambushed six guards o the Phillips Pipe Line company today as they drove along1 a Hog Haven roadto escort laborers to the tanks of the company and woundec four of the guards in a gun battle The attack was attributed to la bor troubles as the tanks of the pipe line company are being erectec by the Chicago Bridge and Iron company under an open shop pol icy As the guards all special deputy sheriffs traveling in three automo biles entered a ravine about 25 automobiles appeared from a side road The cars began to circle around us Indian fashion said Jack John son chief special deputy who was treated for gunshot wounds in the I stepped out and said Dont come any further boys stay off thisjoad and they opened fire About 400 shots were fired the shootinglasting about 12 minutes We couldnt tell whether we hit the othermen or not Officer Killed by Bomb BELGRADE Jugoslavia March 17 army officer Major Rekalovitz was killed today by one of three bombs with which efforts had been made to blow up the mili tary academy HOOVER TO MIX BUSINESS AND PLEASURE JTfnal preparations havebeen made for President Hoovers 10 day business and pleasure cruise In the Caribbean sea The chief executive will go by train to Norfolk and then clepurt on thereconditioned battle ship Arizona above He plans to visit Porto Rico and probably the Virgin Islands to discuss administra tive problems In these American possessions and get in some fishing Six M C Boys Hurt in Crash 5 Convicts Hurt as Joliet Prison Band Has Battle JOLOET HI March 17 prison band at the new Stateville penitentiary engaged in a private insurrection of its own today and when the din was ended five con victs went tothe emergency hospit al for treatment The 17 players had fought among themselves over the suggestion of one of their number that a riot be instigated The prisoners were at band prac tice when the suggestion was made No guards were present Thot Time Ripe Someone thot the time was ripe to follow the example of fellowcon victs of the old penitentiary on the other side of the river who rebelled Saturday and wrecked the prison shops Others differed and a free forall started with band instru ments playing a discordant tune on convicts skulls Deputy Warden Frank Kness in charge at Stateville quelled the fight in short order Deputy Warden Frank Kneff said he had been warned that the chair factory at the new prison was to be bombed at 10 a m Extra guards were posted however and the at tack did not materialize Hold Inquest Deputy Coroner Willard Blood was in charge of the inquest called for this afternoon at the old prison Warden Henry C Hill and his depu ties were summoned and Blood said the jury itself would be empowered to call any prisoners whose testi mony it desires Warden Hill kept the 1100 prison ers in their cells today still on bread and coffee diet He planned to re store normal routine by releasing small groups of the men daily but has not decided when this will he gin LONDON VISIT IS MERE SIDE TRIP Morrow Will Just Drop in to Confer on Naval Agreement 1 LONDON March 17 Dwight W Morrows visit to official Britain on matters pertaining to the AngloFrenchItalian naval agree ment will be a mere side trip in his European holiday Arrival of the liner Leviathan at Southampton shortly after noon will enable the New Jersey senator to reach London late this afternoon Arthur Henderson minister for for eign affairs will be waiting to re ceive him at the foreign office for a discussion of the naval agreement Messrs Crnlgie Rosso and Mas sigli experts representing Britain Italy and France will begin work Thursday on the formal draft of the new pact ROGERS L t BEVERLY HILLS caj March is income tax day arid I noshape to be funny Why dont they do it all like they do the gasoline tax you pay it when you buy it and you are thru with it or make the man that pays it to us take it out or something Tho way it is they let us handle it oneyear then two and a half months after its all made and spent then they ask you to pay it But no one that made enough to pay tax this year should kick In fact its Increased taxes on incomes of over JIOOOOO net where the money should come from to supply work during slack time Yours Labor Crowd Jeers Gandhi as He Speaks BOMBAY India March 17 Mahatma Gandhi accustomed to adulation and worship and com manding the respect even of his Brit ish antagonists last night heard jeers hoots hisses and catcalls from a labor audience which he was about to address Communists taunted him with failure to provide for release of la bor agitors in his truce with Lord Irwin which led to abandonment of the civil disobedience campaign and charged him with betraying the workers Down with Gandhi they shouted Down with the national congress Down with British im perialism Gandhi pleaded that he had done his best for the labor agitators but thatwhat he had been able to do depended upon the extent to which they had been aligned with the movement for Independence He said that the forthcoming na tional congress convention at Kar achi would demand complete inde pendence from Great Britain and that nationalist delegates at the forthcoming round table conference would reiterate the demand As Gandhi has explained before he does not mean complete inde pendence In the Americansense so much as dominion status with no reservations which Britain thus far has not been willing to grant Charlie Chaplin Dodges Crowd on Ferris Wheel VIENNA March 17 Charlie Chaplin has found solitude in a fer rls wheel When a crowd of ad mirers mobbed him In an ment park he climbed into a gon dola and rode for 30 minutes Auto Wrecked on Return From Trip Meeting Six Masoa City high School boys injured In an automobile crash nea Rudd Monday showed improvemen Tuesday Three are at Park hoa pital where they were taken fol lowing the accident None of th boys are thot to be seriously in jured according to attending phy sicians The accident occurred at an in tersection about three miles eas of town about oclock as thi boys were returning from Ceda Falls where they had been to con suit faculty members at the col lege there concerning music work in which they are engaged The boys were driving west from Floyd when their car and om drivea by J H Boughey Rudd col lided Boughey was coming from the south The car in which the boys were riding tipped over on the pavement and turned over severa times It was ruined but the top did not crash a fact which prob ably saved the boys from more serious injury they said Hughes Is Injured Raymond Hughes 18 Adams ave nue southwest was the most seri ously injured of the group physi clans said Junior Seney 622 Washington avenue southwest and Durwood Smith 1012 Carolina av enue northeast are also still in th hospital Glade Sperry 311 Second strcf northeast Howard Ross 401H North Federal avenue and Stanley Wilson were released from the hos pilal after their injuries had been treated Hughes suffered concussions an was unconscious for some time fol lowing the accident He had re gained consciousness and seemed t be definitely Improved Tuesda according to hospital rec ords He also received injuries ti the right side of his head and fac and his left hand was hurt He wa bruised and shaken Cuts Not Serious Smith received a scratched chin an injured right thigh and probablj several fractured ribs on the righ side Xray photographs are to b taken Tuesday Seney received cuts on the righ arm and face and a punctured righ thigh Probably none of his injurie were serious however physician said Ross who was driving the auto mobile received a broken wrist Th other boys were bruised and shaken Hughes was taken to Park hos pital by Arthur L Sherin Rober Pierce brot Ross back The othe boys were taken to the hospital i the automobile of Mrs Arthur Rul and in another car Orcutt Gives Two Talks SWEA CITY March Rev O G Orcutt of the antisaloo league spoke in the morning ser vice at the Methodist Episcopa church At 11 oclock he held a scr vice in the Grant communlt church OWA TRIED FOR REINSTATEMENT OF 14 ATHLETES Williams Says No One Approved of Belting Administration AES MOINES March 17 J Dean C C Williams chairman f the University of Iowa athletic oard told the legislature today that every effort wag made to ob ain reinstatement by the Big Ten onference of 14 athletes who had1 een disqualified for borrowing money from the socalled Belting und Dean Williams on cross examina ion said the board presented to the onferencD in May 1930 a petition asking that eight of the atuletes till in competition be declared elig ble In addition he said he visited he Universities of Illinois and Chicago to discuss the case with officials The brief submitted to the con erence on the case was read into he records in an effort to show hat the athletes thot they were orrowing directly from the bank nstead of from athletic funds Nev ertheless the conference turned down the request unanimously Students Petitioned The special conference commit ee which came to Iowa City in January 1930 refused to interview Lhe disqualified athletes Dean Wil liams testified The students submit ted individual petitions to the con faience besides the university brief Senator H Doran inquire whetherthe legislative commltte or the hoard of education could d anything more in the case I can think of anything Dean William answered adding that the athlete would not even be eligible if they enrolled in other schools Dont you think the conferenc was unfair in reinstating the uni versity but not the boys askci Senator W S Baird We have always felt so repiie1 Dean Williams All Against Belting The witness testified he invest gated the administration of Pan E Belting former athletic director at the request of President Walte A Jessup and did not find a sin gle person who thot Belting wa satisfactory The directors arrogance anc egotism irritated high schoo basketball coaches he said so greatly that they refused to hol the annual high school basketbal tournament at the university Belting required students to make up two class periods for every absence in physical training work ing thereby a hardship on engineers Dean Williams said As a result the Turn to Iairo 2 Cnlunm SLAIN WOMANS HUSBAND DIES Victim of Paralytic Stroke Unable to Tell Story of Murder CLARINDA March 17 able because of his paralysis to tell how his C8 year old wife had been murdered Irving Beach 74 died at a local hospital early today of ex posure His wife was apparently slain yesterday in an attempted robbery Her hands were tied behind her back A gag was In her mouth A aister of Mrs Beach who dis covered the murdered woman and her dying husband late yesterday in their home found Mrs Beachs body on the floor and Beach unconscious behind a bed where he had been either rolled or pusned His hands were bound and he apparently had been beaten and had lain helpless while his wife was slain He had been in the cold house for more than 12 hours after the robbers had left his dead wife Beach who suffered a paralytic stroke three weeks ago was con scious at intervals until his death Unable to speak he could tell noth ing of the robbery and was too weak even to nod his head Hospital authorities said that altho hti had been beaten his wounds were super ficial and he had died of exposure The couple were reputed to have had a large sum of money hidden about their home The double funeral will be held here at 2p m Wednesday IRISH PRESIDENT WHJLIAM T COSGRAVE Emerald Isle Pays Honor to Saint Patrick DUBLIN Irish Free State March 17 WPpResldents of the SaorLta and kindred souls in the northern counties today celebrated Saint Pat ricks day with nationwide religious ceremonies civic programs sporting contests and feasts and dancing which may last until tomorrow morning An eleventh hour legislative omis sion prevented drowning the sham rock in good Irish whisky but for those who did not live too far awav there was a prospect of a trip over into Ulster where restrictions clos ing public houses on Saint Patricks day do not hold President Cosgrave planned his second radio broadcast in three days to Irishmen residing in other na tions In a published message of good will he said All is well with the Saorstat Eireann We arc continuing with increasing success to build the old Irish nation anew to preserve and strengthen its distinctive na tionality and to procure for Irelands sons and daughters a living In then own land and enjoyment of a free dom not less than that of any other nation He concluded with a greeting to American Irish and the blessing God bless you all ACT PATTERNED f TER LINES OF MINNESOTA LAW Measure Companion to One Introduced in Lower House DES MOINES March 17 Benson bill creating a staTo highway control force under the di rection of the state highway depart ment passed the senate today 29 to 17 An amendment wag attached however permitting the state de partment of justice to comman der the services of the patrolmen In emergencies as in the pursuit oE criminals and fugitives A force of 35 men having the power of peace officers to enforce traffic laws on primary highways under the direction of the state highway department wag provided for This force was described as u beginning for a larger system sim ilar to the Minnesota plan a com panion bill now before the house Runs Into Snag When considered in the senate to day the bill struck a temporary snag in proposals that the patrolmen bo placed under the executive council or that their duties and that motor vehicle inspectors be com bined Neither proposal was accept ed The roll call on the highway pat bill was Benson Biackford Booth Garden Chrlsto hel Clark of Linn Clark of Mar on Clearman Cochrane Cole Hoy cendall Doran Hager Hill Ickis Kent Knudson Langfitt Leonard McLcland Myers Rigby Stanley Stevens Stoddard Topping Wen ncr and White Bennett BIssell Clarkof Cerro Gun dBrapn JrwlnJ Klcmme Lowe MacDbnald Mocn Patterson Quirk Ritchey Tabor and Wilson It Looks Like Mayor Thompson Will Twist Lions Tail This Year CHICAGO March 17 Mayor William Hale Thompson seeking a fourth term under the re publican banner formally launched the campaign yesterday by charging that his democratic opponent Anton J Cermak was giving aid and com fort to King George of England Cermak said he was not shrinking from any discussion with the mayor if it is along the proper lines Override Proposal The house today overrode a recommendation of the1 ways and means committee for indefinite postponement on the PattispnReerl bill which would have taxed endow ment lands owned by educational institutions and leased for profit The bill was called by Represen tative I M Reed of Mahaska ono of the authors As passed the measure was amended so that on real estate of educational institutions held under an annuity contract the annuitant would pay the taxes on the contract Turn In Turn 2 Column Spencer Pair Fined 5 for Kidnaping Man to Force Confession SPENCER March 17 n W Remer dentist and Rush Smith charged with kidnaping Leo McGuire nnd holding him prisoner in a hut near a lake hero while at tempting to force him to tell who had written letters lo the wife of one of the men accusing him of improper conduct yesterday were fined each and required to pay costs Both pleaded guilty after a grand jury had returned indict ments Wea Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks heavy New York Central at years low Bonds firm rails improve Curb irregular specialties strong Butter steady Foreign exchanges firm Euro peans strong Cotton lower decreased trade demand Sugar higher European buying Coffee lower disappointing Bra zilian advices CHICAGO Wheat easy forecast beneficial moisture and Increased worlds vis ible supply Corn easy large country offer ings and increased contract stocks Cattle irregular Hogs steady to higher IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy and possibly rain in the extreme cost por tions Into Tuesday night ov Wednesday Slightly wanner in south central and extremo cast portions Tuesday night Some what colder in central portions Wednesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 45 Above Minimum in Night 25 Above At 8 A M Tuesday SO Above The most remarkabie feature of the March weather up to date lies in the fact that there has been only 02 of an inch of precipitation and that in a single 24 hour period Traditionally March is a moist month in Iowa