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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 21, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                HAftLQN E HIS MEM 4 DEPT OP IOWA OITS MO I A North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPERTHAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PKR COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 21 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 141 Children to See Hoover President Will Visit Little Ones in Islands By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON March 21 CPA a differ ence it makes when congress adjourns never better illus trated than by the publicity at tendant u p o i President Hoov ers trip to Porto Rico and the Vir gin islands The presidents heart has been touched it is an nounced from the white house by represenU tions of the hard lot of iorto jwean children He wants to make the firsthard investigation of the generally bad economic conditions which prevail both in Porto Rico and among tnti Virgin islanders according to infor mation from the executive mansion but concern for the little ones is the especiallystressed feature of the presidential journey THAT this explanation accurately reflects the facts of the ca there is no doubt whatever Child welfare unquestionably Mr Hoovers chief personal prepos session Thruout the entire history of his activities as a worker for the alleviation of human misery na first thot always has been for the young among the sufferers both be cause of their helplessness prqb and on account of his realiza tion pf the importance of their pres ent upon the future Yet there equally can be no doubt that the administrations publicity advisers if not the president him selfwould have been mighty care f ul to avoid the placing of tdoc much emphasis upon the welfare aspect of the chief executivesjourney Sad congress been in session with plen ty its spokesmen ready to draw immediately between th CHAPLAINS BLAME PAROLE BOARD Gowrie Man Elected President by Teachers SCHOOL EXPERT OF MINNEAPOLIS GIVES ADDRESS Association in Final Session of Division Convention PA LEISTRA of Gowrie chair man of the executive commit tee of the organization the past year was elected president of the north central division of the Iowa State Teachers association at the closing session of the convention Saturday morning Mr Leistra takes the place of A E Rankin of Hampton who as pres ident presided over the sessions of the convention held Thursday eve ning Friday and Saturday forenoon The attendance at the convention was the largest in the history of the organization and was regarded by those in attendance as one of the outstanding gatherings of the divis ion The total attendance passed the 2200 mark Other officers are Ester Webb Northwood vice president Cather ine Osia Humboldt secretary and R E Nyquist Mason City treas urer On Resolution Committee Supt 3 E Smith of Buffalo Cen ter was chosen to the executive committee to fill the unexpired term of Superintendent Draper who resigned Kate Skinner of Luverne was chosen for the full term James Rae principal of the Mason schools was chosen a number 47 SCHOOLS REPRESENTED IN BAND PHOTO BY KIRK Sun Crosses Equator and Sprig Is CuV It May Be Poetry to Some but Not to Scientists WASHINGTON March 21 Spring arrived today at 7 minutes after time 8 oclock central standard NEW PRESIDENT POLICE BEATUP SON OF KAISER August Wilhelm and Hitler Lieutenant Accused of Inciting Mob BERLIN March 21 he Hohenzollern prince andson of the former rudely clubbed by German policemen in Koenigsberg last night was related today by August Wilhelm himself fourth son of the exemperor on his arrival from East Prussia He and Paul Goebbels fascist aid were beaten and bruised at the Koenigsberg railway station when police broke up a national socialist demonstration Hundreds of enthu siastic Nazis had come to see them off to Berlin after August Wilhelms speech at a mass meeting first prohibited as a menace to public peace and then permitted on the condition that Goebbels remain away I was struck over the shoulder then clubbed on the head and ears August Wilhelm said A lady who got in the way also was clubbed I appealed to a police major who was standing near but he merely signaled to another policeman who whacked me again Body of Italian Aviator Recovered From Ocean ROME March 21 hody of Lieut Giuseppe Damonte was re covered today from the sea near Pisa where he Col Umberto Mad dalena and Capt Fausto Cecconl plunged to their death on Thursday AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Pa aint let me cut his hair since the time he made me nervous talkin1about my folks an that piece got snipped out of his ear convention of ihe National Educa ion association Miss Elizabeth Graves of Mason City was chosen lonbrary delegate Following are the delegates to he state convention Principal W A Cresap Esther rille Supt W A Ortmeyer Arm itrong County Supt Marie Sorum Estherville Mark A Hampshire Fort Dodge County Supt Anna Johnson Bnort Dodge Supt Ralph Bente Stanhope Supt M D An derson Rqlfe Supt E H Parsons Bode Supt CG Bray Blairsburg Supt Donald Wier Burt Supt J R Mounce Garner Lulu Harper llarton Supt O H Rusley Lake Mills Supt E A Morrison Dows Supt J Claire Robinson Moorland Principal Edna Luce Hampton Principal Hazel Grimes Rockwell Principal Clifford Bcem lagle Grove Principal Emma Rehm Mason City The alternates are Supt G D Belken Fcnton Supt C yf Stc phenson Graettinger Dan Glen ion Emmetsburg Supt R W SJewell Emmetsburg Supt L J Theis Britt Supt A A Wolfe Kanawha Mrs Bernice Bradley Smith Humboldt SuptH J Wil liams Belmond Supt L A Muth Ventura Supt C A Pease Clear Lake Supt R D Larson Thorn ton Elizabeth Oggel Webster City Helen Bridger Manson Supt Grant L Sanders Plover Mary Bullock and Ethel Hall Mason City Clara B Dean and Mamie E Fos ler Fort Dodge The nominations were presentee ay J F Overmeyer superintendent of schools at Algona Reports on Convention A report on the national conven tion held last year at Columbus was made by Supt J S Hilllard of Estherville The financial report of the organization by Mr Nyquist printed on the programs was adopted Resolutions adopted unanimously by the convention expressed appre ciaton to Supt R B Irons Prin cipal James Rae and other mem bers of the Mason City school fac ulty for the excellent manner in which the convention was handled Supt E D Swanson of Humboldt who presentedthe resolutions stated the attendance was the larg est on record numbering more than 2000 More than 200 teachers registered from the district and some 200 from Dutside districts The place for next years conven tion will be determined by the ex ecutive committee Ensign and Reed Talk The addresses Saturday morning were given by C R Reed superin tendent of schools at Minneapolis and Prof F C Ensign of tne Stata University of Iowa who took the place of Miss Agnes Samuelson state superintendent of puhlic lr struction who was unable to be here because of illness Professor Ensign who was the chief speaker at the Junior college group conference Friday afternoon when he presented new material on la Cahuxw U ASSESSORS BILL NOT DEFINITELY OUT OF RUNNING Motion to Kill Attempt P A Leistra of Gowrie chairman of the executive com mittee the past year was elect ed president of the north cen tral division of thgtlowa State Teachers association at the closing session of the conven tion Saturday morning Kanawha Youth Found Dead in Ditch Near Car KANAWHA March body found a short distance from his ditched truck Bob Brummund 14 son of Mr and Mrs Hterm Brum njund was killed In an accident last night seven miles east of here The youthwas riding alone at the time of the accident Hancock County Coroner F W Zigler investigated the accident The body today is at the Foil and Wil son funeralparlors No funeral ar rangements have been made Accident Is Reported Brummund was last seen about 8 oclock last night when he went to the garage after the car He tolc his parents he planned to attend a movingpicture shqw The ditched car was seen by persons driving along the road but they presumec the accident had occurred some time previously When they arrived in Kanawha they reported an auto was in the ditch Mr Quingley of Goodell found the body of the youth about 10 oclocl last night six feet behind the auto The auto evidently had turned ove two or three times and the fron part was still in the ditch The glas in the windshield was broken am the aides of the auto were broken and scattered for 200 feet nearby Cushion Near Body A seat cushion was found nea Brummunds body The auto Model A Ford with a truck body was badly damaged Brummund who was a student i the eighth grade is survived by hi parents and one brother John freshman in the Kanawha hig school and a sister Miss Mildred student at Drake university Hi father is an auctioneer Germany Austria to Form Customs Union BERLIN March 21 vl tual customs union of Germany an Austria will be established unde jf terms of a treaty to be preaente the parliaments of both countrle during 1932 it became known her today A FEATURE of the convention of the North Central division of the Iowa Teachers association which closed here Saturday was the appearance of the North Central band One hundred fiftysix players rom 47 schools participated in the program of difficult numbers Karl j King Fort Dodge prominent composer directed the first number which he had written Gerald R Prescott Mason City high school con ductor was leader for other numbers on the program DES MOINES March 21 forts to bring definite death to he county assessors bill were hreatencd temporarily in the house f representatives Speaker Francis Johnson ruled nit of order a motion by Represen ative Henry Berry of Monroe coun y to reconsider the vote by which he bill was defeated yesterday and hen lay the motion on the table The action if carried would pre taking up the bill again this lession The speaker held that Represen ative Byron Allen of Pocahontas lounty had 24 hours in which to call up his motion for reconsideration made just after the vote was taken riday This would give sponsors of he bill opportunity to try to win 14 more votes Waits Until Monday The ruling will prevent discus sion of reconsideration until Mon day Roll Call Given The roll call on the county asses sor bill was as follows Ayes Bonnstetter 3rown Byers Dayton Donlon Ells worth Gallagher Gissel Greaser Greene Hanson Atldubon Han non Helgason Hesse Hollingsworth Hollis Hopkins Hush Husted Johnson Marion Kern Langland jichty McCaulley McCreery Mc Lain Millhone Morton Nelson of Turn to FnjEC 2 Column Markets at a Glance NEW YOKK chemicals lead decline rails and in dustrials steady investment trust improves Foreign Ger man mark strong trade buying and weekend covering CHICAGO steady bearisl weather reports steady forecast in creased receipts hogs steady lower Violet Rays Advised to Poultry Grower NEW YORK March 21 Raise your chickens under ultra violet rays A scientist from th Westlnghouse Lamp company ha demonstrated that of four cockerel from the same hatching two tha were so exposed weighed 20 ounce at the end of six weeks and th others weighed 11 ounces WILL ROGERS BEVERLY HILLS Cal March 1 Every state in the union gam les as much as Nevada does but hey were smart enough to pass a aw and get some tax money out f it If Wall street paid a tax on very tthey run Aye would et ohr eene to run the t ov PRIEST TELLS OF BOYS LOCKED UP WITH VETERANS Hearing Recesses While Board Members Are Called j jetgnoughr eyenve to run the t gov uf Funeral Services to Be Held Monday Afternoon Mrs Mary A Emsley Adams 92 years old 304 Second street south east one of the pioneer Residents of hpaie iAiibther thing we dont see in to able to even check crime so why not legalize it and put a heavy ax on it make the tax for robbery o high that a bandit couldnt af ord to rob anyone unless he knew hey had a lot of dough We have taxed other industries mt of business It might work here ml McNiuiht SiiulluU The comingof the annual vernal season may have meant high emo tions to the poets but it was a mat ter of higher mathematics to com pilers of the nautical almanac Spring comes at the minute when the sun crosses the equator from south to north Next year it will be at p m March 20 And in 1933 the crossingwill occur at p m March 20 Havo to Figure Prof James Rohertson director of the nautical almanac who has watched 30 springs figured in on naval observatory hill explained why spring instead of arriving se dately on the same hour same day year after year will always keep mathematicians figuring Even changing the calendar to a 13 month year wouldnt change springs changeability he said So long as the earth goes around the sun in 365 days the fraction will keep spring from ever coming out even said Professor Robert son The extra fourth dpy would throw off any calendar that might be made Grass Grows Green There are of course two rea sons for this year by year devia Jn in rtnvifirra orT1 tfnlf Wife of Missing Perry Man Fails to Get by Police PERRY March 21 frustrating a meeting last night be ween Mrs John M Smith wife of he missing Perry insecticide manu facturer and one or more men in a coupe bearing a Minnesota license state and county authorities concen trated their efforts here today In hopes of solving the mysterious dis appearance Smith State Agent Myron Tullar said oday he believed that Smith was in he immediate vicinity to which be ief credence was added by the state ment of an oil station attendant at DeSota 25 miles south of here that a man answering Smiths descrip tion stopped at his station last night Followed Several Miles Sheriff C A Kneo was informed yesterday that Mrs Smith had re ceived a telephone call arranging a meeting with an unknown party deputy sheriffs were assigned to watch the Smith home and about 7 p m the woman left in an automo bile The deputies followed her for several miles when a coupe passed her car She drove on a short dis tance the deputies said and turnpd around and followed the coupe The deputies said that they gave chase and noticed that the two machines added speed About 15 miles from Perry MM Smiths car plunged off the pavn ment tipping over as she tried to pass another car Deputies Aro Outdistanced The deputies said they pursued the coupe for four miles but were outdistanced Returning they took Mrs Smith unhurt to Perry Tullar said he would question her today regarding the abortive meet Ing and the telephone call While engaged primarily in seek ing the whereabouts of Smith au thorities also were trying to deter mine the identity of the burned body which was found in Smiths wrecked truck Feb 3 Mrs Smith was under a doctors care today as the result of restless ness following her pursuit by of ficers S aBuraay7mof Shevhka been an Invalid forseveral Funeral services will be held Mon day afternoon at oclock at the home Dr W L Dibble minister of the Congregational church will be in charge of the service Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery Mrs Adams whoso name before her marriage was Mary A Church was the daughter of the Rev Jesse 13 Church and Julia Bailey Church She was born Oct 8 1839 at Springboro Crawford county Penn sylvania Was Early Resident Prohably no woman had more to do with the moral and intellectual development of Mason City during the early days than Mrs Adams who had lived here for considerably more than half a century Tho she originally came to this state from her Home in Pennsyl vania for a visit with her brother one of the early Mason City post masters she was so delighted with the surroundings and the outlook for the future that she remained here even tho her people in the east expected her to return after a years stay Her brother Jarvia S Church was a lawyer as well as postmaster and was prominent in the early pu litical llfo of the city Mrs Adams almost immediately after her arrival began to help her brother in the ad ministration of the postoffice ap Turn to rnRO 2 Column lion in springs omlquity of the ecliptic and second Oiaidifference between the mean sun true sun in elliptical course travels with un even Outside the grass on observatory hill unquestionably grew green with mathematical precision No matter what stellar course it trav eled there was spring JUST ANOTHER DAY DES MOINES March 21 Spring 3 here according to calendar but as the far as tempera OLIET HI March 21 ling charges of both the Pro testant and Catholic chaplains of the Illinois state penitentiary that unrest here is due to the attitude of the state parole board at noon today interrupted the legislative hearings while the committee wired summons to the parole board chair man and the two memfcers who hold hearings here Duo to new disclosures by the Catholic chaplain the Rev Ellgus Weir the committee also extended the scope of its investigation to in clude the southern Illinois peniten tiary at Chester and the Illinois state reformatory Father Weir told them that there were boys of 16 imprisoned here with hardened criminals and that at the state reformatory built for wayward youths there were men of 30 and there are insane criminals here he said who should be in the asylum for criminal insane Members at Fnutt Neither the parole law nor pa role regulations are at fault Father Weir said but the pardon board members It is their attitude here that has caused the trouble W C Jones chairman of the state parole board R Keehn Ryan and Thomas H Cannon are the pardon board members who hold hearings here the priest sold Roger Little chairman of the legislative investigating committee sent summons requesting their pres ence here today the commit tee flay session which will Be Called to morrow morning The Rev George Jj Whitmeyer discharged Episcopal chaplain of tha Illinois state penitentiary de fended himself before the commit tee Made No Statement I made no statement to tha press he declared Newspapermen came to me und asked questions and then put their answers into my INCREASE NOTED IN EMPLOYMENT Relief Agencies Plug Along Encouraged by Better Outlook WASHINGTON March 21 Encouraged by new data plac ing the number of linemployed in January at 6050000 but snowing more recent signs of business im provement relief agencies plugged along today in their efforts to keep joblessness at a minimum Secretary Lamont estimated that that number of persons wag out of work able to work and looking foi work at the end of the first month of the year He based his figure on two re ports simultaneously issued by the census bureau One gave revised un employment totals for the 1930 census taken last April as 2249 062 out of a 122755046 popula tion The other was a special Janu nry 1931 unemployment count covering 19 cities with a popula tion of 20639981 which showed 1930666 hunting work Both these unemployment totals include only those seeking jobs Since the special January cen sus was made Lamont said there has been evidence of a slight but unmistakable improvement in the employment situation ture is concerned March 21 is just another day of mild weather for I6wa Des Moines came thru the winter of 193031 without experiencing zero weather In fact it is exactly a year and 43 days since the tem perature reached zero hereon Feb G 1930 The lowest this winter was 02 above on Jan 14 The lowest temperature officially recorded in the state this winter was 15 below at Decorah on Jan 21 The winter of 193031 which comprises the three months of De cember January and February was the dryest in 58 years In Iowa ac cording to the local government weather bureau The seasons big gest snowstorm arrived the first week in March The snowfall how ever came only to the three south ern tiers of counties in the state Farmers thruout the state suffer because of the drought The average for the whole coun try was less than 62 per cent of the normal ptecipitatlon FogIn Twin CUies ST PAUL March 21 twin cities stood away in a corner of the northwest today and wept fog and mist for a time because the sun wouldnt come out on the first day of spring It was obvious to Hibbing n tho northern part of the state and Man kato In the southern that Minne sota wasnt feeling so chipper about this spring business for it was eith er cloudy or raining In those places Anyway tho temperature of 33 above in the Twin Cities marked the end of the warmest Minnesota winter sinca 1878 mouth I have no complaint to make against Warden Hill I think it would be a big mistake if he were taken away from here Roger Little chairman of the in vestigating committee sought to impose court rules on him and hold him to direct answers but the min ister insisted on tellinghis own story He called the shooting of Turn o IoRe 3 Column HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Semifinals Boone 16 Roosevelt High De3 Moines 15 CATHOLIC BASKETBALL Third Do la Salle Minneapolis 22 Catholic Washington Ind 17 Did You Know See Answer on Editorial Page Monday IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy Saturday night nnd Sunday Not much change in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures 24 hour period ending at 8 oclocls Saturday morning Maximum Friday 42 Above Minimum in Night 32 Above At 8 A M Saturday 84 Above Trace of rain The tiny spit of rain which fell on Mason City Friday evening about dinner time unless you were out doors you wouldnt even have no ticed it was the second precipita tion recorded this month And March is supposed to be a damp month WEEKS FORECAST Weather outlook for the week be ginning Monday March 23 For th upper Mississippi and lower Missouri Valleys Considerable cloudiness probably some rain first part and again toward the end of tha week temperatures near normal except nomcwhat above in northern sec ions Ibina withtwoAmerican   

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