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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 7, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 7 1933 T1II3 PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 158 Blow Given Dirigibles Disaster to Akron Sways Congress to Plans By CHARLES P STEWART WASHINGTON April 7 CPA least momentarily the verdict in Washington is unmistakably against further experimenting with the dirigible for military purposes Chairman Carl Vinson of the house naval af fairs committee speaks pessimis tically of the commissioning of the Akrons al most completed sister craft the Macon Senator Clarence Dill re iterates his oft repeated denun ciation of lighter than air vessels as a waste of money to say nothing of their danger Other members of both congres sional chambers u n m i s t akably are in general agreement with the Georgia rep the Washington Carl Vinson and resentative senator Army and navy officers uncer tain what the view of their supe riors will be hesitate to talk for publication but confidentially their trend of opinion obviously is distinctly away from the dirigible and in the direction of the plane BHmp Defended The blimp indeed has ita de fenders on account of its ability to hover in one spot Big ships how ever clearly are at a discount in the estimation of flying men alike of the land and sea services With professional fighters the safety factor does not weigh so heavily as with civilians but they do emphasize the efficiency ele ment and the dirigible as one ex pressed it is a case of too many eggs in one a very re liable either he added nized of avia tion authorities in the United States was a witness before the house naval committee several years ago when various types of airships were being considered His testimony still is quoted The dirigible he held essentially is frail since it must combine enor mous size with the most cobwebby construction Commercial Possibilities The commerce department rath er more than the military services Inclines to hold out for a further trial of the gas supported flying vessel as available for longer voy ages and heavier loads than the plane is equal to Commerce department experts outspokenly attribute disasters suf fered by army and navy English French and Italian as well as insufficient regard for weather conditions with which German flyers particularly Dr Hugo Eckener are given credit for especial skill in reckoning Regardless of the future of dirig ible aviation the causes of the Ak ron disaster will be exhaustively in vestigated by congress as well as by the navy Peru Cabinet Gives President Free Hand LIMA Peru April 7 Peruvian cabinet headed by Pre mier Manzanilla has resigned It was announced today Reliable In formation was that the resignations were submitted yesterday so Pres ident Shanchez Cerro would be free to appoint a new cabinet on Sunday when the new constitution will be published AUNT NET By Robert Quillen Jim better stop meek If St Peter was to keep on tellin a woman he wasnt worthy of her shed get to believin it ROCKWELL EXBANKER MURDERED Council Bluffs Police Seize Two Beer Trucks HOLD 600 CASES OF BREW BOUND FOR MINNESOTA Police Chief Wants to Make Test Case to Decide Question COUNCIL BLUFFS April 7 OF Local police today seized two beer laden trucks enroute from St Jos eph Mo to Hardwick and Mar shall Minn They held GOO cases of beer valued at while the truckers were held at the city jail awaiting posting of 51000 bond each The drivers were I C Strassburg of Hardwick and Charles Bartlow of Marshall The former had 400 cases consigned to himself and Bartlow had 200 consigned to the Marshall Fruit company flat Violating Law Both said they had been assured in St Joseph that they were not violating a law in transporting the beer across Iowa But County At torney Organ said transportation of intoxicating liquor was against the state law and that was all that Interested him The trucks were halted at a street intersection by two motor cycle officers The drivers said they had previously eaten breakfast with an officer at Sidney who told them he would like to seize the beer but the law forbade Organ said the two trucks were not licensed carriers In interstate transgortaUpn and thereupon pro he drivers amenable to prosecution under the state prohibi tion law Question States Right There is some question he said as to the right of the state to seize beer enroute to wet territory by li censed carriers whether railroad motor truck or airplane This is a legal problem he said which probably wtll be settled by a ruling from the attorney general J C Jensen chief of police paid the seizure probably will be made a test case to determine the status of transportation of 32 per cent beer through dry states The bills of lading bore a clause protecting the brewery in event of nondelivery Organ filed a charge of illegal transportation of intoxicating liq uor against the two truckers James Dugan of Hardwick relief driver riding with Strareburg was not held Bartlows truck bore a sign Here are your vitamins A B C D and E WEINER ACCUSED OE SETTING FIRE Owner of Hotel at Omaha Charged With Arson and Murder OMAHA April 7 the heels of a secret investigation by state authorities Harry Weiner owner of the fire gutted Millard hotel here was charged with arson and first degree murder while com mitting arson in a complaint filed today by County Attorney Henry Beal Seven firemen were hilled and 22 were injured when flames des troyed the five story building on the night of Feb 8 Horace M Davis deputy state fire marshal signed the complaint which specifically charged Weiner with causing the death of Franklin Kane one of the firemen lulled un der a falling wall of the hotel Davis Deputy States Attorney General William Ramsey and County Attorney Henry Beal had been investigating the fire secretly for the past three weeks Separate inquiries by fire under writers agencies had produced the conclusion by several experts that the sprinkler system was not work ing at the start of the fire The complaint specifically stated that Weiner had the hotel insured for 5222000 and that he wilfully set fire to it with the intent to destroy it and prejudice the insurers Janet Gaynor Granted Divorce From Writer LOS ANGELES April 7 Janet Gaynor diminutive movie actress was granted a divorce to day from Lydell Peck screen writer formerly of Oakland Glenville Has Border Trade in Neiv Beer Albert Lea and Austin Not Ready to Sell Brew Yet Although the Southern Minnesota border was generally quiet Friday when sale of beer became legal heavy sales were reported in some places Sales were made to lowans and Minnesotans from other sec tions where city permits had not been authorized for sale of the brew At Glenville where three places were authorized to sell beer the early part of the morning was quite normal but later the streets began filling and heavy sales were re ported Many lowans were included among those making purchases In addition to consuming the beverage here large amounts were hauled away Several truckloads of beer reached the town during the day Licenses granted by the Glenville council Thursday night were to the Pete Johnson and Ella Heft rest aurants and to the Williamson Brothers meat shop and grocery Ordinances Not Iasaed In a number smaller towns ordinances had not yet been passed or had been passed but not in suf ficient time to make the sale of beer legal by Friday morning Most places where sale of beer was au thorized were without the antici pated large crowds Walters expected to have a ship ment of beer late Friday afternoon The Art Luedke cafe had been granted a lie ense f or the beverage Brlcelya will start selling beer Saturday in four cafes Two applications for permission to sell beer have been made at Kiester but no ordinance has been Issued yet An ordinance authoriz ing beer has been passed at Lyle but is not effective yet Action Is Taken The Albert Lea council met Mon day for the first reading of the beer ordinance and the final read ing was planned for a special ses scion Friday The beer will not be legal until 30 days after the final reading In Austin the ordinance al ready has been passed but Is not effective yet The city council at Emmons con sidered a beer ordinance Tuesday but laid the proposition on the table Members of the council stated they wanted to hear results of the sales in other towns No ap plications for permits had been made in Emmons Part of Emmons is in Iowa and a part in Minnesota No action on beer has been taken at Blue Earth but the new council will meet Monday night AKRON SURVIVORS MEET BOSS Secretary Swanson of the navy Is shown greeting the three sur vivors ol the Akron disaster when they arrived In YVosningtpn He Is snaking Jiandswlth MoodyEnvKTils Com Herbert V Wiley at the right Associated Press BACK IN 19 STATES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The thump of bung starters on countless kegs drummed a long lost beverage back to the American scene Friday Lawful 32 per cent beer gushed in territory populated by about 70000000 Americana as 19 states and the District of Columbia lifted a ban more than 13 years old Jubilee and jollity were wide spread among friends of the bev erage its foes voiced criticism and warning Five minutes after beer became at midnight a big truck gay with festoons rumbled to the ser vice entrance of the white house beating two brewers gift to the president Mr Roosevelt who had retired planned to give the beer to friends Spcaky Trices Drop On Broadway New Yorkers par aded behind a hearse lettered Near Beer Is Dead while a band in bright Bavarian uniforms played dirges and drinking songs The brewers of the metropolis had re fused to deliver before 6 a m but by 1 a m some hotels cafes and restaurants had managed to get beer from New Jersey and else where Throngs celebrated In speakeasies where prices tumbled before the competition customers toasted with needle beer and gin the advent of legal brew Surprisingly good said Chica go beer connoisseurs as they cele brated new beers day While 100000 cases and 200000 barrels sped to points of delivery there cheering throngs crowded down town streets hotels and eating places Flows In St Paul German scicleties In St Paul where beer flowed freely at mid Turn to InRe 8 fotnrrm 5 HERRING URGES LEGISLATURE TO HURRY ITS WORK START HEARINGS ON AKRON CRASH McClintic Would Name New Committee Instead of Naval Group WASHINGTON April 7 The house naval committee listened to the stones of the three survivors of the Akron today while a protest was being put before the house rules committee that some other commit tee should investigate the fatal crash of the airship Lieut Com Herbert V Wiley executive officer of the ship Rich ard E Deal boatswains mate and Moody E Brwin metalsmith re counted to the committee their ver sion of what occurred in the storm off the New Jersey coast last Mon day night Before the rules committee Rep resentative McClintic clem Okla demanded that cither a special house committee or a joint con gressional committee make the in vestigation His assertion that Chairman Vin son of the naval committee would not let the subcommittee which Mc Clintic headed last year make a fair and impartial investigation the Akron was disputed by Vinson McClintic said that if the naval committee made the inquiry the Akron crash will be whitewashed like the committee whitewashed the Shenandoah disaster BUILDING SHOW CLOSES FRIDAY Final Opportunity to See Furnishing Event Up to p m A final opportunity to visit the buildingand home furnishings show in the high school gymnasium will be given Friday evening A C Frisk president of the Builders exchange which is spon soring the event and Jay M Tub besing show chairman announced doors would remain open until oclock in order to give visitors an other opportunity to see the 28 booths of construction material and household equipment The place was visited by a stream of men and women Thursday after noon and evening Booths were at their best continuing to attract the attention of the hundreds of visitors The chief attraction Friday night will be the awarding of the final gift of the show HOUSE TO DELAY WORK WEEK ACT Rainey Says Bill Contains Dynamite to Finish Program First WASHINGTON April 7 Speaker Rainey said at a press con ference today that the senate 30 hour work week bill would be side tracked in the house pending pas sage of all of President Roosevelt reconstruction legislation There is a lot of dynamite in that bill he said A lot of complications must be considered There is the question of constitutionality Rainey said tliat the bil is not a part of the administration legis lative program as yet but it may be but I have received no wore from the white house The house was in recess today Advocates contended the measure would give jobs to 6000000 idle and that it would be upheld by the su preme court With some exception the measure would bar from inter state commerce any product manu factured or mined by labor work ing more than 30 hours Articles specifically exempted in elude newspapers and periodicals perishable commodities such as sei foods fruits and vegetables mill and milk products and all farm products processed for first sale by the original producer Railroads arc not affected Gets Life in Prison for Slaying Woman and Her 2 Children GRAND RAPIDS April 7 Henry B Bedford 43 year ol schoolmaster today was sentence to life imprisonment in the Michi gan branch prison at Marquette f few hours after he pleaded guilt to charges of slaying Mrs Matti Sue Bengert 28 and her two child ren following a quarrel in thei home here yesterday Roosevelt Gives His Beer to Press Club WASHINGTON April 7 shipments of beer delivered to Pres ident Roosevelt were forwarded bj him today to the National Pres club with his compliments Brewer ies of Washington Baltimore an Milwaukee sent eases of the new brew to the white house Months Moratorium on Taxes Makes Pay Day July 1 BULLETIN DES MOINES April 7 The house sifting committee today voted to report lor pas sago the 32 per cent boor hill Tho commHteo voted 7 to 2to submit thu measure to tin House DES MOINES April 7 slators quickened their working ernpo today at the request of Gov ernor Herring who desires adjourn ment of the general assembly by April 14 By holdimr night sessions Gover nor Herring told party leaders he relieves urgent business can be at tended to by the desired date Tho governor said he desired act ion on the bank reorganization bill appropriations beer three govern mental reorganization measures and the BeattyBennett tax reduc tion bill before the adjournment Other legislation he believes can be delayed until the special session in August Authorise Convention In harmony with this request the senate today accepted a conference committee report on the bill author izing a constitutional convention t consider repeal of the eighteenth amendment In the house that bodys sifting committee reported for passage th new banking bill designed to safe guard depositors to a greater de grre than heretofore The house sift ingcommittee also expected to con sider the 32 per cent beer bill to day A house resolution for adjourn ment April 14 is expected to be in troduced tomorrow Although some dissension was heard it seemed probable that the administration would gain passage of the measure Relief for Taxpayers Double relief for lowans short of funds with which to pay taxes was assuicd today by action of the state senate Concurrence by the senate house amendments placed final leg islative approval on the three months tax moratorium bill and the measure permitting payment of a tenth of the taxes as a first install ment Under the provisions of the first bill taxes which ordinarily become delinquent on April 1 will not be delinquent until July I Taxes un paid on July 1 will draw interest from April 1 however Where the original senate bill set the interest penalty as 1 per cent a month the house through an Tnm to Pone R Column 3 Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cat April it dont make much difference what we write for you folks to read Friday for you wont be able to read anyhow Nobody has any idea what this voltage beer will taste like but I bet it will bo mighty po tent for this guy Roosevelt hasnt pulled a bad one yet Another thing too you take these congressmen and sena torn the fine way they been act ing in this congress they de serve a little nip The boys have been mighty fine wo havent heard the word republican or democrat in a month they are in there really trying to help out the country So if you are in reach o any of em tomorrow buy em a drink and send me the bill Yours WILL ROGERS P S This holds good up to one Copyright 103 McNaiiEtit Syndicate Howard Is Held at Charles City as Housebreaker Mason City Clear Lake anc Nora Springs Thefts Now Thought Solved Some 20 cases of houBebreaki at Mason City Cleav Lake and Nora Springs are believed by officers to be solved with the arrest of a man on the highway between Nora Springs and Mason City Thursday night The man held in the Floyd coun ty Jail at Charles City has given his name variously as Claude W Howard Fred Howard and Atwood Howard and is believed to be the man who four years ago admitted FRANK JOHNSON HAMMER VICTIM IN COAL OFFICE Body Found Hanging on Arms of Scales of Brophy Firm His head bruised with a hammer blow tho budy of Frank Johnson 52 years old 331 Indiana avenun southeast former Rockwell bank er was found hanging by a short piece of rope to the arm of the scales in the office of the Brophy Coal company about 1 oclock Fri day afternoon The office is in n little building northeast of tho Chicago Great Western railroad station Bloodstains on a window in the outhwest corner of the office at he greatest distance possible from he scales indicated that a struggle might have taken place The ham mer with which tho blow on the lead is believed to have been struck was lying nearby smeared vith blood Wns Not llobued A search of Johnsons pocket dis closed his watch pocket tnife and note book Indicating that he had not been robbed No appre ciable sum of motley has been kept in the office for some time accord ing to T B Brophy manager of the coal company The body was discovered by G B Miller 334 Tenth street north east who went to the office look ing for someone The coupe driven by Johnson was parked outside in its accustomed place but before he entered the building Miller aaw the body through the glaas door and rushed to Ouiman Cut The body was hanging downward with the head toward Uis northeast corner of the room R I prowling 63 houses He is 27 years of age He gave his address as New Hampton but has been living at 517 Washington avenue south west in Maron City recently ac cording to Mason City police The man was arrested by Mnr shal Lloyd Baughey of Nora Springs who was working on five crises of entering houses at Nora Springs during Thursday evening obberics which followed three simi ar ones there Tuesday night Arlicles Aro Identified Marthal Baugliey was informed a suspicious looking man walking vest toward Mason City by a group of men returning from a boxing show at Mason City Rushing wesL 3aughey picked up the man and jrought him to Mason City where IB was questioned by Mason City police officials Found in Howards possession verc a new Kodak a long brown Turn to 8 Column fi Sweet Adeline Back Again Still Queen of Hey Hey Bassos Singing Tenorfmacuiate monkey as Old Girl Rises From Her Bier By DALE HARRISON NEW YORK April 7 Adeline arose today from her bier She was the same old girl a bit off key in spots with everyone wanting to carry the tenor but just as sweet and adenoidal as when she folded her arms across her breast 13 years ago and called it a day As a selection in the upper reg ister of classic comnosition she was a bit ragged but then she never pretended to art Still Remembered Surprising too how many people remembered her They rested un accustomed elbows against new varnished bars spoke a few pros its one to the other exchanged glances of understanding and then with only their long idle instincts to serve as the baton they burst forth in unison Sweet Adeline The Indy sounded about the same in 32 time as in the days before antisellum She came back with a vigor and verve that astonished some of the experts who felt that perhaps she had lost her kick No Social Harriers Once more as before she served as the great breaker down of soeiil strata Austere gentlemen in im suits served with their arms were about ob the R Ouiman of the police department cut the rope and lowered the body Two major blood stains on the floor indicated that Johnson might have fallen in one position before he was hanged on the scale arm Mr Brophy Identified the hammer as one belonging in the office but said he did not remember seeing the rope previously Johnson was last reported seen alive between 8 and 9 oclock Fri day morning accordingto a police officer Coroner J E McDonald said he believed that the man had been dead since possibly 11 oclock Inquest Planned Coroner McDonald stated Johnson was probably murdered and that im inquest would be held Johnson had been working for tho company on a commission basin since last fall and had been work ng fill time for about the post LWO months according to Mr Brophy who said Johnson was al ways cheerful and showed no signs of meinncholy Mr Brophy said he iiad not seen the man slnco th previous night So far as I know there is no body who is in the habit of hanging around Mr Brophy said A son Alvin Johnson summoned to the scene told Dr McDonald he knew of no enemies his father mipht have had and declared there had been no family trouble He saii Turn to Tngn 8 Column 1 shoulders of sturdy truck drivers squeezing the ultimate ounce of har mony out of that last Nor was Sweet Adeline ap proached in any roisterous spirit After 13 years her enthusiasts were treating her with solemn respect Their faces were stern They climbed to their harmony highpoints with caution if not ab solute awe All Slug Tenor The prepoaition of continued to I be a matter of dispute When it came to the idol of the second tenors found themselves reaching for the high harmony which should have been the first tenors preroga tive and the consequent collapse of the melody had elements of utter tragedy The number of bassos was as in the old days pitifully small There were enough bass voices It wasnt that The trouble was and always has been that the bassos Keem never able to resist the urge to go to town with the tenors Exchange of Frowns There were frequent exchanges of frowns as the singers sought to express to otlier singers their dis pust with certain sour notes which despite the most valiant efforts smote the smoke choked air But Sweet Adeline with a 32 waistline came smiling through right to the very dawn atill queen of the heyhey Begin Arguments in Negros Attack Trial DECATUR Ala April 7 Arguments in the trial of Heywood Patterson first of nine Negroes to face retrial for an alleged attack on two white girls in the Scotts horo case were begun here shortly before noon today after the state had presented brief rebuttal testi mony Wea IOWA WEATHER Fair in east portion Increas ing cloudiness in the wrst por tion slightly warmer in the mill extreme south por tions Friday night Saturday probably showers warmer in the east portion LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morn ing Muxlmum Thursday 17 Minimum In Night HO At 8 A M Friday 32 After a flurry snow at 7 a m Friday springweather became nDparcnt   

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