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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 3, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home KARLOH fl HIS MEM A DEPT OF IOWA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES Ali NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 3 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 152 Join Issues for Relief CoOperation Essen tial for Perma nent Result This Is the second of a series two dispatches In which Charles P Stewart on tour interviews Melvin Alvah Tray lor noted midwestern financier and president of the First Na tional bank of Chicago on rem edies lor the economic depres sion The dispatch dealing with causes was printed yesterday SENATE STICKS TO ASSESSOR ACT 200 American Wives Children Leave Managua By CHARLES P STEWART April 3 Hav ing analyzed Americas econ omic indiposltion President Melvin A Traylor of the First National hank of Chicago raised the ques tion What are we going to do about it In my opinion he continued relief can only be attained if we regard our ideal as a pool of pros perity out of which labor can draw its fair share invested capital a reasonable return and government the minimum re for its operation For all too lotigr we have dealt with emer gencies on the spur of the mo ment without any wellmatured plans or any con sistency of pur pose Is It asking too much of rea sonable men in business and gov ernment to sit down together and endeavor to formulate a policy In such a conference must meet the representatives of all classes inter ested in our sccial economic and political welfare THE governments representa 1 continued Banker Tray lor must be willing to consider questions of publiejollcy more gen uinely from the standpoint of hu man welfare than from that of per sonal aggrandizement The government must practice those principles of integrity econ omy and industry which should characterize the conduct of every to the end Jhat the burderi MARINES READY TO BATTLE OFF RAID OF BANDITS Three Planes Assigned to Take Refugees to Pacific Port ttestrOjrtheaburces from which revenue must come This brings me to a suggestion regarding liquidation of our burden of war debt I have never believed In the soundness of the theory that this Tuni tc Tape 2 Column G HIT RACKETEERS IN POCKETBOOKS Federal Government Takes Hand in New Yorks Gang Affairs YORK April 3 federal government was preparing today to strike at New York racke teers thru their pocketbooks In ref erence to their income tax pay ments The campaign it was indicated after a conference between federal revenue authoritiesand the United States district attorney would be along the lines of the recent drive in Chicago which resulted in jail terms for A and Ralph Capone and others A special squad of about 50 fed eral operatives is expected to begin work in the city early next week investigating narcotic sales boot legging night club operation lot teries and pools smuggling and all activities for which the incomes are not usually reported The large bank accounts of police men involved in the magistrates courts inquiry also are expected to come under scrutiny By WILLIAM H EWING MANAGUA April 3 hundred American wives and children bade farewell today to hus bands and fathers of the United States marine corps as airplanes be gan their evacuation from Man agua devastated by earthquakes Tuesday Three planes were assigned to take the American refugees to Cor into Pacific coast port where some will remain but most will debark for the United States The marines are remaining lu Managua continually reinforced by details which have been pulled in from outlying sections and are sup erintending the tremendous task of relief but in view of the lack of accommodations and possibility of an epidemic it was thot best that the women and children should leave the stricken area Bandit Force Advances Altho the marine officers believe it impossible that gangs of insur gents or bandits would attack the city in its present extremity their watchfulness was made apparent last night when a telegram was re ceived from Concepclon 15 miles away that a bandit force was ad vancing on tha city Everybody at the marine aviation field was ordered out and civilians sleeping in the open nearby were orderedto reportfor arms and airi imialttoirsoatrtobe themselves A few minutes later it was ascertained that ttie force re ferred to was SO miles away and everybody was allowed to go back to sleep There were constant reports yes terday from natives reaching Man agua from the outlands that bandits were approaching the city Marines last night shot two natives caught looting the ruins Will Remove Capital Government officials Insist that Managua will be rebuilt but today it appeared that the capital would be removed at least temporarily to Mas ay a located about half way be tween Managua and Granada The blaze in Managua which has never been completely under con trol since the earthquake Tuesday forenoon shifted by a change in tho wind during the night so that tha A ssocia ted Press Above Leo V Brothers right of St Louis looking into the Chi cago courtroom where he was tried for the murder of Alfred Jalse Llngie Chicago newspaper reporter Below his mother Mrs Rose les sen Webster Groves Mo with Elsie Mackacek and Esther Dick friends Fisk Believes It Right to Borrow ffle AUNT NET By Robert Quillen These new doctors may be smart but I dont want no doctor diagnosin me without givin me a chance to explain about my symp toms Turn to Pagfl 2 Column CONVICTS WANT ELECTRIC CHAIR Will Plead Guilty if They Dont Have to Go Back to Prison COLUMBUS Ohio April 3 A promise of immediate death in the electric chair will bring a guilty plea Monday from two Ohio peni tentiary convicts who confessed they fired the prison resulting In the snuffing out of the lives of 320 con victs The prisoners Clinton Grate and Hugh Gibson indicted for first de gree murder on six counts told Prosecutor Donald Hoskins today they would plead guilty when ar raigned Monday if the prosecutor could guarantee they would be sen tenced and electrocuted Under the circumstances what else can we do asked the con victs Gibson said we dont want to gt back to the penitentiary Its not the prisoners but the officials were afraid of Grate said there was no premedi tated murder when they set the fire Witness in Fairfield Case Says Cattle He Bought Were Not Sent FAIRFIELD April 3 Wil mer K Gilkerson Louistown III the first witness to take the stand for the state in the trial of John B Stever local cattle dealer who is charged with conspiracy claimed he was delivered different cattle from those he bought on sight at Fair field April 21 1930 IOWA CITY April 3 J M Flsk University of Iowa building superintendent testified today be fore the legislative investigation committee that he believes it is proper for university employes to use idle state equipment Pisk who is charged with utiliz ing state labor and material for pri vate gain admitted that he and a carpenter prepared millwork for one of his houses in the university carpenter shop and that he author ized the state cement mixer be used in constructing e retaining wall at Secretary W H Bates residence I can see nothing wrong with loaning employes idle equipment Fisk said I thot it was all right for me to go to the carpenter shop and rip a board on the ifnlversitj saw I thot the state could at least allow me as much consideration as any foreman of a private manufac turingcompany Used Autos Free Fisk testified he and Bates fre quently used their automobiles without charge to transport visi tors about the campus There is no difference he v maintained in using the state mixer arid in glv ing an auto for the use of the uui versity The witness denied however tba state laborers ever were paid b the university for work done on his houses He cited one instance in which a man repaired his bile and turned hi his time to th state so Flsk said he relrhbursei the university He protested against the burden of proof of innocence being place upon him I ask the committee he said If I have to prove ever transaction Isnt that burden 01 the prosecution The committee isnt responsible if you regard one side as prosecu tion commented Representatlv George Miller Paid Three Painters There isnt anything I want t cover up Fisk added but I wan to retain my self respect Flsk reported he paid three painl ers whom he named for work i 1920 and 1821 Kelleber endeavored to fix the ex tent to which Flsk thot it permlsa able to use university equipment I thot it proper to fix trim fo a small house the witness aald How about a large house in quired Kelleher I wasnt building a large house was the answer Much of the testimony centere around the charge that Flsk used sacks of cement from the chemistr building on his house in 1921 an that he authorized the use by Bate of cement from cars on the univer Bity sidetrack He stated no cemen was delivered to the chemistr building until August whereas hi dura la 3 Column J fV April 31 BROTHERS FATE STILL IN HANDS OF GUARDED 12 Grapevine Information Says Majority Want Acquittal pRIMINAL COURT BUILDING Chicago April 3 men guarded as no Cook county jury had ever been guarded before labored today over the problem of whether Leo Brothers killed Alfred Linglc Chicago Tribune re porter They received the murder case at p m yesterday and were kept at it continuously thruout the night with no chance to sleep but today there was no indication that a ver dict wasin prospect Thru the barricaded jury rooms guarded by a double detail of bail iffs there seeped only an occasion al sound of argument Grapevine information Impossible to confirm was that the count was 10 to 2 or 11 to l for acquittal Walt for Verdict Meanwhile the defendants rela tives newspapermen and a few spec tators loitered in and about the courtroom in an altitude of watch ful waiting It was the first big gangland murder case in Chicagos history to go to the jury and tho careless attitude of those who were waiting scarcely belied its import ance Judge Joseph Sabath was uncom promising In his determination that a verdict should be reached if at aU possible He kept the jury In their deliberation room away from their beds all night and said that unless word from the MRS LINGLE AT TRIAL is a new picture of Mrs Helen Sullivnn Single widow of Alfred Llngle Chi cago newspaper reporter Mrs tangle photographed at tho trial of Ico Brothers charged with the murder of her hus band dontthink L could be accused if saying anything detrimental to lommercial aviation for I think it s the safest and only way to travel but every mode of transportation should use every possible invention that might add the least bit to safety Now a parachute wasnt invented iust for some nut to go up and jump out for fun Your Lindbergh four Hawkes Doolittle Williams ngalls all wear cm Thats why most of em are still here Now I have never understood why com mercial planes didnt use them Now the wing came off Rocknes plane mighty high up to light as Far away from the plane as It did always had a doubt if I would iiave the nerve to jump but there would have been none about Rockne He would have stepped out of there pulledthat ring and toid a funny joke on the way down It at least gives you a chanca that you havent got otherwise Tha army and navy demand it and they cant be wrong all the time At least have em there and leave It optional with the passenger Yours juryor Unless the attorneys re quired him to find out what the jury could report he would leave them to their task Gives Jury Time They are here for one thing said Judge Sabath and Im going to give them every opportunity to reach a verdict Let them have plenty of time to think At when the jurys lunch was brot up Judge Sabath left the building and said he would not re turn until 3 oclock whether a ver dict was reached or not lltl fa STATE MAY AID IN BURKE TRIAL Attorney General Pays Visit to Cell of Reputed Gang Killer ST JOSEPH Mich April 3 Attorney General Paul W Voorhels was here yesterday to confer with Wilbur M Cunningham county prosecutor and offer him state aid in the prosecution of Fred Burke for the killing of Patrolman Charles Skelly in December 1929 The attorney general introducing himself as a former Wayne county prosecutor visited Burkes cell The gunman he said readily admitted his conviction in Detroit In 1B19 in a deed fraud case Voorhels said he did not attempt to discuss the pres ent case with Burke GRID PLAYERS TO BE PALL BEARERS 1914 Classmates of Rockne to Form Guard of Honor at Funeral SOUTH BEND Ind April 3 Ml Notre Dame gridiron heroes including the entire backfield of Knute Rocknes last team will carry their coach to his grave tomorrow Pall bearers selected today were Tom Conley end and captain of the 1030 team Tom Yarr center and captain elect for 1031 Frank Cari deo allAmerican quarterback Marty Brill and Marchmonc Schxvartz the Halves and Lawrence Moon Mullins fullback Twelve classmates of Rockne from the graduating class of 1914 will form a guard of honor Risk Arraigned for Murder FORT DODGE April 3 old Risk 26 was expected to be ar raigned today on a charge of mur der in connection with the death of Leo Ebson Duncombe filling sta tion operator who was killed in a holdup last December State Agent Myron Tullar brot Risk here from Webster City Banker and Family Held Captive Four Bandits Get MUNDELEIN 111 April 3 Four men held the cashier of tho Mundeleln Staffl bank captive In his home all lost night then trussed up his wife and three children forceu him to open the banks vaults today and escaped with Propeller Broken by Ice May Have Been Crash Cause ByOSCAR LEIDING WASHINGTON April 3 small piece of ice may hoye sent Americas rfam6us coach and seven others to death in Tuesdays airplane crash Findings of department of com merce investigators made known in a statement last night showed the death plane may have fallen with a wing section rent aaunder by vibra tion after ice shattered a propeller blade The right outboard engine on the side of the broken wing was found with its three propeller blades and hub missing tho the safety nut normally holding them in place remained on the end of the crank shaft Ico Formed on Edge Investigators were advised the statement said that ice had col lected on the entering edge of the wing and it is assumed that ice had also collected around the propeller hub Is is possible that a substantial piece of ice may have broken loose from the hub and been struck by one of the propeller blades result ing in its breakage Tho resultant shock to the en tire structure was probably trans mitted thru the brace struts which extend to the fuselage thus open ing the structure and releasing the mail stored therein The engineering section of the aeronautical branch has calculated that there would be a load in ex cess of 100000 pounds upon the engine and the engine mount should one blade of the propeller break off at normal cruising speed Arc Not Found The investigation indicates that this load snapped the wing off and then almost simultaneously the hub broke releasing theother two Turn to Pnjfe 2 Column Woman Says Parole Board Threatened Attention Directed to Womens Prison in Illinois JOLIET PRISON 111 April 3 woman convict Hazel Wil lard 22 of Herrin III called as first witness by the legislative in vestigating today added another charge against the pardon and parole board and turned the committees attention to the wom ens prison Declaring she had withstood the efforts of Chairman W C Jones and Thomas H Cannon of the pa role board to force her to implicate her husband her stepfather and his brother in the charge of receiving stolen property on which she convicted Mrs Willard said she thereby had forfeited her chance of getting a parole Woman Culled Liar Both Mr Jones and Mr Can non she said told me that if I preferred to serve my full term rather than implicate my husband it was aU right with them When I told them I would not implicate him because he was not guilty Cannon yelled at me youre a liar and pounded the table so that I nearly fell out of my chair in fright I told him I was not a liar and that I would go back and serve my full time rather than do what he wanted me to She told that she was seat hero on a one to 10 years sentence and because she refused to comply with the parole boards request was giv en the maximum of six years and three months Nothing to Complain She cleared the charge made against the late Warden Thompson INCOMETAXBILL AND RIDER SENT TO CONFERENCE HoXise Rejects Torgeson Bill for Senatorial Redistricting parole board member of Rocklord Would You Marry Your Boss Read about Mary Vaughn in Love Preferred By Edna Robb Webster Beginning Tuesday April 7 in the Mason City GlobeGazette MAYOR WALKER WILL NOT TALK Corruption in New York Listen to That Guy He Replies CHICAGO April 3 tion in New York7 Listen to that guy replied the mayor after a lei surely breakfast as newspapermen waited outside his special car in a drizzling rain The mayor is on his way home to New York to face a special legislative investigation How about the Holmes Investi gation and the governors demand for an explanation he was asked Yes I had a fine time in Cali fornia was his comeback How about the 100 days they give you to stay in office That sunshine oxit there certain ly did me a lot of good he said Later Sure Im goingto make a statement but to the governor and no one else Hell be the first one to get a statement out of whom the former chaplain Whlt meyer said had made definite promises to her She said she prom ised to tell him something at the next board meeting but that he was killed in an automobile acci dent in the meantime There was nothing to complain of In Mr Thompsons action toward her she said Jo Moran star convict witness was recalled at the instance of Michael L Igoe who asked that the stenographer records show that several prison officials had ad vised the committee of their belief that Moran is innocent of the charge of which he was sentenced Pay or Stay Moran renewed his charge of crookedness against the parole board Declaring that convicts be lief was that it was either pay or stay with this board as well as the two previous boards and that he knew because he had served as a go between for convicts with money and Major Mesline fixer for Bill Colvin and Colvins boss He named a Chicago lawyei named McNamara as fixer for Mesline In the alleged parole dealings with inmates Under the parole board then Moran said I attended every meeting and conferred with McNa mara on cases as they came up VAGRANCY RAP Prosecutors Cannot Locate Officer Intimate Enough to Testify PES MOINES April 3 senate today refused by an unan imous vote to recede from ita amendments to the Income tax blllt sending the measure into a confer ence committee The action on the bill came unex pectedly after the measure had been returned by the house which day refused to accept tha sonata amendments Senator C F Clark Linn told tho senate that its only advisable course was to insist on Its amend ments including the county asses sor plan which was tacked on toi the bill when the senate originally considered the measure Lieut Gov Arch McFarlane ap pointed as senate members of the conference committee Senators Pat terson Benson Cooney and Moen The house was not prepared to name its members The action of the senate whicbi begins another chapter in the tax revision controversy between the two houses was not unexpected Senators who had sponsored the combination of the income tax bill and the county assessors amend ment had announced they would re sist any separation efforts Bill Defeated The TorgesonEllsworth senator ial rcdistricting bill was defeated in the house today by a vote of 43 to 5G Further reconsideration of th5 measure would require an affirma tive vote of 72 Representative S RTorgeson Worth asked passage of the meas ure on the ground that there had not bean a senatorial reappwtW ment since 1882 and thpt ho the district lines were fair ascould be proposed Representative T P Balr Buena Vista O E Husted Madison and P O Millhone Page opposed tha bill Declaring that it was unfair made a checker board of the stata and that no attempt had been mads to equalize populations of the dis tricts Adopt Amendment Before the bill went to n vote thd house adopted an amendment by Representative John F Rylandee making Marshall county a separate district and hooking1 up Tama and Benton counties in the sixteenth dis trict In the thirtysixth district Johnson and Iowa counties would have been placed together under an other amendment adopted The alignment of the four coun ties in tho northeastern section of the state would have been reversed with Fayctte and Clayton making the thirtysecond district and Win neshiek and Allamakee malcing tho sixteenth district Under the origin al plan Clayton and Allamakeo were together as were Winneshiek and Fayette The Torgeson Ellsworth plan would have provided 11 single coun Tum lo JaRO 2 Colamn CHICAGO April 3 of vagrancy were wiped from Scar face Al Capones escutcheon to day The prosecutors said they could find no policeman Intimate enough with the gang chiefs doings to testify to his vagrancy Capone posed genially for the photographers who comprised most of the little audience In the felony court It was during his recent trial for contempt of federal court for which he was handed a six months jail term that Capone had his first ap pearance In the municipal court as an alleged vagrant The warrant had been issued by Judge John H Lyle last fall when Capone was giv en position No 1 on the crime com missions roster of public enemies Capone smiling free of any state charge walked out with his escort of detectives Only five minutes elapsed from the moment Capone entered the courtroom until his dismissal Asked what he thot of the Leo Brothers trial Capone said I think its the biggest frameup I ever saw IOWA WEATHER Snow nnd colder Friday night Saturday becoming fair und continued cold LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fotf 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 4S Minimum in Night 35 At 8 A M Friday 37 Above Precipitation Trnco After a bright sunny start day clouds came on to the scena and halted the advance of the mer cury The days maximum fell S degrees short of the mark set the previous day Between 5 and G oclock in the afternoon a few dropa of rain fell in Mason City and Fri day morning there was still a look of moist expectancy in the sky Be sides the wind was from the east a favored direction for rain at this time of year Si   

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