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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 14, 1931, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home E HIS MEM ART VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS frills NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AH NORTH IOWAN3 NEIGHBORS Speakership Discussed Haugen Past 70 Is Not Believed to Want Job By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON 14 suddenness of Speaker Long worths elimina tion and theab sence from Washington of the majority of republican con gressional leaders has left specula tion concerning the question of a successor to the Ohtoans place at his partys head in the next house of representa tives in a state of complete disor ganization While it is true that Longworths reelection to the speakership was in doubt he would even if defeated have remained the generalissimo of the G O Ps forces on the floor a post of about as much importance and even more delicacy considering the evenness of the balance of power than the occupancy of the chair itself under such onesided conditions as prevailed at the last session For a task of this sort the highly diplomatic and exceedingly popular Buckeye would have been enormously valuable and it will be hard to find a substitute for him whichever party may prove strong enough to organize the house for the ensuing two years TOHN Q TILSON of Connecticut is J perhaps the best bet He is the logical successor to Longworth and a capable manager but never has 1 given evidence of an ambition to wield the gavel Rather his desires have been in the line of the vie presidencyfor which he was a r spective candidate in 1928 and hi of in anticipation i Btil he has two years to go be vice presidential honors wi v available to him in any even HOME EDITION UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICENO mcwij ourruaiusniTALi SERVICE NO KING ALFONSO ABDICATES RULE Body of 12th Victim of Tunnel Fire Recovered Turn to Page ISLAND PLAGUE 5000 Cases of Cholera in Epidemic of 1930 in Philippines WASHINGTON April 14 Thirtyfive hundred deaths out 5000 eases of cholera That was the word brot to th Red Cross convention today b Colonel M A Delaney executlv memberof the Philippine chapter in describing the epidemic whic broke out in the province of Cebu Philippine Islands in the spring o The outbreak was brot under con trol but taxed to the limit relief fac ilities which had at the time been operating to succor typhoon vie tims in the nearby province of Tay abas This a small epidemic De laney said compared with th great scourge of the early days o the American occupation when 168 000 died The mortality was abou 80 per cent Between two and three million persons were given the cholera prophylactic in the 1930 outbreak The speaker one of several on the second days program of the convention said the Red Cross also was doing good work in the leper colony on GulionIsland Miss Elizabeth Gordon Pox exe cutive director of the visiting nurse association New Haven said Ret Cross chapters have an opportunity to extend their work by forward ing the program of the white house child health conference AUNT NET By Robert Guillen Bill wont set the world afire but it aint his fault Since two o his old rattle trap houses burned he cant get no more insur ance SMOKE EJECTOR OPENS PATH FOR 17 WHO ESCAPE Chicago Laborers and Firemen Trapped 50 Feet Underground rHICAGO April 14 body of Captain James P ONeiil twelfth victim of the flames and gas in the blazing west side sani tary district tunnel was brat out from a hole bored thru a street at p m today Eleven firemen and sixe workmen emerged alive at 8 a m from the tunnel where 10 of their fellows died during the night The dead FCreman William Coyne Fireman William Karstens Fireman Edward Pratt John Litwln laborer John Gwalda laborer John Miller laborer John Paleones laborer Joseph Brosdeikls laborer Julius Jurgalls laborer Newt Adolphsen laborer Fire Capt James F ONeill Policeman Harry Fielder hilled by speeding ambulance Led by Division Fire Marshal Patrick Pierce the survivors crawled unaided to the surface thru the shaft that had been an avenue to death for the 10 firemen and tun nel workerstrapped in lethal gas sndunbeaiaile They lives thru 12 hours imprisonment by sealing themselves in safety air chambers one end of the new sewage dis posal tunnel Choked by Fumes Heat that melted the rubber suit of a diver and fumes that choked and blinded the daring rescue squads had forestalled thoro search of the bore until a new smokeeject ing device rushed here from Kenn sha Wis was applied to the air shaft Its doublebarreled pipes sucked the smoke from the chamber 50 feet underground and forced com pressed air down clearing a patli to safety for the entombed men Once on the surface they were rushed to St Anthonys hospital where 28 other firemen already were patients suffering from in juries and the effects of gas The smoke ejector is the invention of Peter T Pirsch a Kenosha con tractor who hastened to complete his first model at 3 a m today and sped here with his son to give the machine its baptismal test Billows of smoke poured from the tunnel mouth as it pumps began function SPANISH ROYALTY MAKES LAST STAND Tarn to Pnje 3 Colnmn FOUR AMERICANS REPORTED SLAIN Marines Ordered to Land to Protect U S Citizens in Puerta Cabezas WASHINGTON April Four Americans today were re ported killed in and around Puerto Cabezas Nicaragua and three re orted missing as a result of at imrrg lnsurSent3 the past 48 The commander of the gunboat Asheville reported the killings to the avy Orders were given for the gun American citizens in the port Comander W W Waddell Is In harge of the Asheville Will Withdraw The state department announced he Ashevilles landing force would emain ashore only until the native guardla with the aid of ita rein orcqments could assure protection f Puerta Cabezas Immediately thereafter it was stated the Ashe llles men would be withdrawn board their ship Meanwhile arrangements were eing made to evacuate such Ameri an citizens as wished to leave on card Lhe steamship Cefalu and on he Asheville Asked Protection Landing of the Ashevllles protec ve force was partly In response to equests by representatives of the tandard Fruit and Steamship com any at Washington for protection The commander of the marine econd brigade at Managua relayed o Washington a report that a Mor vian missionary named Brigginza resumably an American had been Hied by Insurgents Jack and His Wife Plan to CallIt Draw Dempsey Says Estelle Must Have Changed Her Mind LOS ANGELES April 14 The prospects of seeing Jack Demp sey in another battle of the cen time with his wife as opponent and the divorce court as the dimmed slightly to day by an exchange of statements in which they almost called off the fight To Jacks statement that he had gone to Reno Nev to get a divorce because his wife Estelle Taylor of the movies had proclaimed a deci sion to follow her career and had told him to get out the actress replied that she had not known of any plans for a divorce and that she would fight the case if it ma terialized Denies His Claims Asserting the former heavyweight boxing champion had no grounds for divorce Miss Taylor denied they had lived apart for nearly two years and said she had been main taining the Dempsey home in Los Angeles Dempseys original state ment said Miss Taylor had forsaken domestic life for her career However Miss Taylor conferred with her lawyer regarding the pos sibility of Instituting divorce pro ceedings in her behalf In Los An geles She announced the filing of any action would be held in abey ance pending receipt of definite word as to Jacks Intentions Miss Taylors statement led Dempsey to comment In Reno that if she had changed her mind and Is willing to give up her career as an actress and become a real home maker a divorce might be avoided Changed Her Mind Shown dispatches saying the act ress would fight any divorce action he should file there the former pugilist said his wife must have changed her mind He reiterated that she had forced the present situation upon him Asked what she would do if Dempsey wanted a reconciliation Miss Taylor said I dont know First I would try to find out whether he made all those accusations he is said to have made PRESIDENT SEES VISION OF PEACE Hoover Believes Nations of West Will Settle All World Problems WASHINGTON April 14 jpj President Hoover today envisioned western hemisphere nations In the near future as settling every major difference by the orderly processes of conciliation and arbitration official Washington in its celebratioa of tho first PanAmeri can day which simultaneously was observed thruout the 21 Latin American republicsthe chief ex ecutive described the commonpur pose of the Americas to eliminate war as a major contribution to mod ern civilization He spoke before the governing board of the PanAmerican union and was followed by Secretary Stimson speaking as chairman of the board Ambassador Tellez of Mexico dean of the Washington diplomatic corps and Ambassador Ferrara of Cuba Recalls His Visit President Hoover recalled that during his 1928 visit to 11 Latin American countries it became in creasingly evident to him that the various nations have everything to gain by keeping in close contact with each other and by developing a spirit of cooperation having its roots in reciprocal understanding of national aims and aspirations A peculiarly heavy responsibil ity rests upon the nations of tha western hemisphere the chief exe cutive said a responsibility which at the same time Is a high privilege 50000 Bills Turned Into 14000 Laws State Salons Add to 1524 Measures of Congress By MORRIS C WATSON NEW YORK April 14 erican legislators felt there ought to be a some 50000 times thi year and translated that fooling in to more than 14000 new statutes The number adds to the variousl estimated 2000000 to 10000000 laws which have been enacted since the United States came into being The national congress accountei for 1524 of this years crop of laws while legislators of43 states to date have passed more than 12000 out of 48403 bills introduced 8Z5 New Laws North Carolina just finishing the longest legislative session of its his tory is expected to write 825 new laws into Its books Kentucky Louisiana Mississlpoi and Virginia held no legislative ses sions this year Florida has just Turn o Paje 2 Colomn King George Continues to Improve Condition WINDSOR Eug April 14 King George continues to make good progress in shaking off a bron chitis attack It was announced at Windsor castle this morning TWO BASEBALL FANS FROM MASON CITY SEE SEASON OPENER WASHINGTON April Two baseball fans from Mason City sat in the grandstand at Griffith stadium this afternoon as President Hoover tossed out the first ball opening the Ameri can league season with the game between the Washington club and the Philadelphia Athletics The two fans were B C Way and Fred Duffleld prominent Mason City residents Accom panied by Mrs Way and Mrs Duffield the pair were in the capital this week enroute to New York We stayed over a day to see the world champions in action Mr Way said You know we are great baseball fans he added The party will continue to New York sailing from there for two weeks In Miami and Havana V commenced its biennial lawmaking Other states have either their legislative sessions or expect to do so soon Many of the laws are relatively unimportant to the citizenry nt large Maryland for Instance passed a law to raise the pay of a dogcatcher New York solons poured the greatest number of bills Into their lawmaking 4265 in approved nearly Minnesota 400 California has 2850 bills under consideration 106 so far approved Minnesota considering 2600 is ex pected to adopt around 400 Illinois expects a higher ratio or 500 new laws out of 1300 bills introduced Wisconsin anticipates the same number out of 1500 proposed Penn sylvania has 2152 proposed 63 so far adopted Alabama adopted 125 new laws Indiana 180 Kansas 302 North Da kota 314 Ohio 1B1 South Dakota 269 Utah 78 Washington 142 Wy oming 138 and Montana 220 Georgia tags with 13 new laws out of 89 proposed in a special ses sion Estimates for some legislatures still in session are Michigan 300 Missouri 300 Nebraska 200 New Jersey 200 Oklahoma 125 South Carolina 450 Texas 30 Fairfield Woman Kills Self Drinking Poison FAIRFIELD April 14 Drinking poison at her fathers home Jessie Keller 26 committed I suicide yesterday MONEY BILL TO RUN INTO DELAY IN CONFEREE House Passes Bill to Raise Tax Rate on Inheritance BULLETIN DES MOINES April 14 m house today by a veto of 91 to 0 passed enabling legisla tion to permit the sale of pri mary road bonds provided In the rood bond amendment if upheld by tho people PjES MOINES April 14 Indi cations today were that the con ference committee on the biennial appropriations bill might be delayed in reaching an agreement on sec tions In which house and senate figures differed Altho members would not bo quoted it was unofficially reported that some of the house conferees might seek to hold up action on the appropriations bill In an effort to win senate approval of the in como tax The legislature is slated to ad journ at noon tomorrow but tha session cannot close until funds for operating the state government dur ing the next two years have been authorized Some advocates of the Income tax in the house are frank ly hoping that a protracted dis agreement 6a the appropriations bill wouM somesenators totrade a prompt decision for sup port of the tax proposal without th county assessor amendment Pass Revision BUI The house passed finally the tax revision committee bill Increas ing inheritance tax rates so that anticipated revenue will total 2 500000 a year The vote was 74 to 23 It passed the senate several weeks ago 32 to 8 Under Its pro visions the widow or husband would receive an exemption of in stead of onethird of the estate Lineal descendants would be en titled to exemptions of 515000 each Sponsors of the bill estimated the increase thru the higher rates and lower exemptions would be 000 a year Pusses Other Measures The house also passed a series of tax revisionmeasures drawn by the tax revision committee at the re quest of the state board of assess ment and review One would per mit assessors to consider an entire years business in determining lie average capital invested in ice coal and grain companies A second would authorize the state board to invalidate certificates issued by the auditor of the state to banks If such institutions using their assets WILL POGE PANAMA April I still cant locate that canal I am beginning to believe its a tunnel The Pennsyl vania a big boat is here today go ing from Beverly Hills to New York I have met 500 people around town today and asked them if they had seen the canal and they all had the same answer No but have one with us Tuesday is PanAmerican day We are celebrating it by rushing two cruisers to Nicaragua The best thing to do with these countries is to get out let em alone and then sell things cheaper and better than any other nation Then we dont have to worry about relations and good will Yours 0 lill Turn In rnjto 2 Column E B Cimijotti Not Arrested in Raid on Lehigh Lunchroom E B Cimijotti well known farmer and horse trainer living northwest of Mason City was not arrested in a Lehigh lunch room raid as stated in Mondays edition of the GlobeGazette investigation Tuesday revealed The error occurred thru the fact that alcohol seized in the raid was found in Mr CImijottis pasture near the lunch room The GlobeGazette regrets this er ror and is glad to coll attention to the matter OBJECTORSHOLD MEETING ON TB TEST PROPOSAL Group Considers Report of Those Who Met 7 Governor v BULLETIN TIPTON April 14 Three hundred farmers in ses sion today began tho circulation of a petition for an injunction to prevent tho state from en forcing the T B testing law TIPTON April 14 mass of objectors to the bovine tuberculin test was called this morning at the William Butter broodt farm near here to consider the report of representatives at Gov ernor Don Turners Iowa City con ference i The meeting was expected to de termine whether the protesting farmers who last week clashed with state veterinarians will per mit the tests to continue Butterbroodt it was said is friendly with Mllo Reno past presi dent of the Iowa Farmers Union who counselled the farmers at the Iowa City conference yesterday to obey tho law DEFEAT RECALL Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks weak pivotal shares fall 2 to 3 points Bonds firm rails and industrials advance Curb irregular prices ease after arly firmness Butter easy Foreign exchanges irregular Ipanish peseta weak Sugar steady trade buying CHICAGO Wheat easy beneficial rains ana ncreased contract stocks Corn easy fine weather and fore ast larger acreage Cattlo steady Hogs steady to lower DES MOINES April 14 m The house of representatives today defeated an effort to call up for consideration the Davis bill making bovine tuberculin testing optional by counties The vote against tak ing the measure from the sifting committee was 80 to 22 The votewas taken on n substi tute motion by Representative Bar ney Allen Pocahontas that the house proceed with its regular or cer of business after Representa tive L W Davis Delaware author of the testingbill had moved that his measure be brot before the house The Davis bill had been reported by the animal industry committee with a recommendation for indef inite postponement and has since rested in the files of the siftinir committee Should Bo Optional Davis said he believed the pres ent tuberculin test law should be repealed and made optional Pie said It would help the Cedar county sit uation if the house took some def inite action on tho bill Withdrawal of the bill from the sifting committee was opposed bv M R McCaulley Chairman H M Hanson of the sifting committee and H M Greene Pottawattamle Are we going to repeal a law that tne medical science Is standing behind because a few dont want it asked Greene If we start making laws optional we might aa well do It for other laws he said I am not in favor of receding be cause the mob comes and threatens us he added Vote to Consider Representatives who voted against proceedingwith the sifting com mittee calendar and who thereby favored taking action on the Davis bill were Alken Berry Davis Drake of Keokuk Drake of Musca tine Figgins FInnern Gllmore Hook Koch Kohler Langland o Pajn I Column ALCALA ZAMORA HEADS REPUBLIC SET UP IN SPAIN Last of Bourbons Born King Yields to His Peoples Demand j BULLETIN MADRID April 14 tial law was declared at tonight by tho retired Aznar government to preserve order until tho republican govern ment takes charge later to night By CLARENCE DUBOSE Copyright 1931 by tho Associated Press YjADRID April 14 AN fonso the last of the Bourbons abdicated at 6 oclock this evening 12 noon C S T The monarch who was born a king and had seigned in the ancient Spanish capitol more than a quarter of a century this towed to the sweeping demands for a re public that his subjects voiced last Sunday and stepped out Niceto Alcala Zamora republican leader who not so many weeks ago was in Jail for his activities is pro visional president Altho the kings abdication has been an unquestioned outcome of the political crisis for the past few days it was not until the last mo ment that he stepped from power Sends Ultimatum At p m Alcala Zamora had found It necessary to send an ulti matum to the kings ministers say ing that unless a republic were for mally accepted within an hour the republicans would not be responsible The iibur 15 minutes after tneultimatum had expired the abdication of the king became a reality Tho announce ment was made after a final session with the cabinet ia the royal palace A republican government with Alcala Zamora as president took charge Immediately With tho proclamation of a re public at Barcelona this morning and similar proclamations at Sara gossa San Sebastian and other cities it became a certainty that the king would have to go Auniors Flying All afternoon rumors that tha king had actually abdicated flew thick and fast but It was not until 6 oclock tonight that Alfonsos reign came to an end which for many years he had successfully avoided In tho face of frequent crises As he left the cabinet room ho embraced his ministers with consid erable emotion He said that he left the throne with his conscience tranquil hav ing always worked for the welfare of the country The republican flag was flyingon allpublic buildings after the abdi cation was announced Excited crowds were giving full vent to their joy Called to Lead Alcala Zamora called General Sanjuro to head the civil guards Turn lo Pncft 2 Column fll BASEBALL EXTRA currying tho opening games of tho major leagues Tho Olobc Gnzettos first baseball extra of tho year will bo for stilo on the streets at oclock Tho extra sporting news edition will bo pub lished evory evening the rest of tho season wfr sfes IOWA 1 Probably showers beginning Tuesday night or Wednesday wanner Tuesday night la east central portion cooler Wednes day except In extreme northeast portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday gs Minimum In Night 48 At 8 A M Tuesday 55 The temperature Monday after noon approached within 2 degrees of the April record established a week ago Tuesday morning the sun was obscured by the clouds and at 8 oclock the mercury had risen only 1 degrees from the nights low mark The precipitation in Mason Citys first real April shower was 12 ot I an inch at 3 oclock   

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