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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 2, 1931, Mason City, Iowa I I J A v MO I NES H I S ART OF IOWA S MO I MES I A North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APEIL 2 1931 UNITED PRESS AMP INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 151 SpendingToo Soon Cause Banker Tells What He Believes Led to Slump CAN CONSIDER TAX BILL Charles P Stewart on tour Interviews Melvin Alvah Tray lor noted mithvestern financier and president of tho First Na tional Bank of Chicago on Causes of the Economic Depres sion and Remedies In n series of two dispatches the first of which appears today By CHARLES P STEWART CHICAGO April 2 Melvin Alvah Traylors analysis of the causes he deems largely responsible for the last year and half of eco nomic distress sounded so much like an arraign ment of instal ment b u y in g that I asked him S t r a i g h t out whether that was what he meant On an exceed ingly large scale answered the president of the midwests largest bank the First National of Chicago with its various aubsidi OGERS WHERE ROCKNE AND SEVEN OTHERS DIED Relief Officer Estimates Quake Dead at 2000 600 BODIES ARE FOUND IN RUINS TREMORS RECUR enor it is Melvin A Trayor amounts to Anticipation of income mous overanticipation of what we are paying for now It was with the war that the world started spending in excess of its Income More than 100 billions in credit obligations were floated dur ing the actual fighting Most of it remains to be paid creating In itself a condition full of possibilities In imical to human progress insatiable demands of war 1 activities led to an expansion of factory and farm equipment far beyond anything previously dreamed of and elevated prices beyond what any peacetime requirements could justify or sustain The wara end found peoples im poverished purchasing power de stroyed with the wartims capacity its fciay cannotIgnore thecontinuing debt problems and troubles of the remainder of the world In America following the difficultdays of 1920 and 1921 an other factor entered into the equa new in practice but new in its application to our daily Turn to 2 Column HUNfoAUGHTER OF IOWA JUDGE Daughter of Former Judge Lovrien of Spencer Thot Missing SAN FRANCISCO April 2 Palo Alto and Berkeley police today were hunting Miss Esther Bell Lov rien 20 junior student at the Uni versity of California missing since March 27 Miss Lovrien is the daughter of former Judge F C Lovrien of Spencer Iowa The girl recently left the univer sity because of a nervous break down She was last reported seen on a street by the Rev M Derbyshire pastor of the First Baptist church In Palo Alto where she taught a Sunday school class Judge Scouts Fears SPENCER April 2 Judge Fred C Lovrien father o Esther Bell Lovrien said to be miss ing in Berkeley Cal since March 27 said today he received a tele gram from his daughter yesterday He said she had changed her ad dress recently and that apparently v led to the belief she was missing He said she received her mail at n postofflce box and he did not know her new address U S Surgeons Arrive to Take Charge of Wounded By WILIIAM H EWING Associated Press Staff Correspon dent Copyright 19S1 by Associated Press MANAGUA Nicaragua April 2 600 bodies recovered from the ruins Colonel Frederick L Bradman U S M C in charge of the relief work today estimated the total dead from the earthquake ft 2000 persons The excavating of bodies contin ued thruout the day and more were being taken out hourly Meanwhile new shocks recurred Two tremblors during the night shook down a number of rockety houses The hardest one appeared about 4 a m awakening outdoor sleepers who had scattered to the outskirts of the city to rest on cots benches and on the ground Poke Thru Ruins At daybreak hundreds of natives who precipitatedly left the city yes terday returned and pokedthru the ruins salvaging1 their personal be longings and household furniture and carrying them by mule oxcart automobile and train into the hills The marines appeared to have the situationwell hand An abundance of fool plies was arriving There Seemed1to be enough Surgeons and doctors to care for the injured Ernest J Swift Red Cross offi cial is expecttdduring the day from Miami in an Amphibian plane and will overtake relief workers who have already started from several points Surgeons Arrive Amphibians from the U S S Lexington arrived yesterday and last night bringing six surgeons and supplies and promising more today The U S S Rochester steaming up the west coast from Balboa is ex Oected tomorrow with a cargo of food supplies A navy hospital ship will arrive I Corinto today and dispatch loads oE food and medical supplies thru the hills to the stricken city Virtually all of the injured have been treated thru the heroic work of the marine army and navy forces who have worked unceasingly since the first shocks Tuesday Ten minutes after the city fell and while clouds of dust were aris ing from the debris American doc tors went into the business section and took the dazed wounded na tives in charge Stream of Wounded A steady stream wounded na tives was coming in by noon and to PHCfl 2 Column M BEVERLY HILLS Cal April 2 Its very seldom you find any good that comes out of the war but I was talking to one of Californias sanest and most conservative busi nessmen Robert C Gillis He re marked The only investment that has proven sound during all this mess is the Liberty bond So the old three minute speaker was telling the truth and didnt know it But the tough part about it is everybody lost theirs by hav ing to put em up as margins on things that was supposed to be sound during the Coolidge cuckoo days they were considered the low est form of Investment Wnen you look back on things now you wonder why everyone in America escaped the asylum during that time Yours lilt AUNT NET By Robert Quillen I dont like my meals served in courses If you dont know whats comin you cant tell how much room to save DEATH ASKED IN BROTHERS CASE Prosecutor Follows Lawyer Who Called Whole Case Conspiracy CRIMINAL COURT BUILD ING CHICAGO April Z Tho murder case against Ieo Brothers charged with tho as sassination of tho Tribnno po lice reporter Alfred Jake Llngle was placed In the hands of a criminal court jury at p m today CRIMINAL COURT BUILDING CHICAGO April 2 jury in the Leo Brothers murder trial was asked by Assistant States Attor ney Wayland Brooks today to send the defendant to the electric chair for the assassination of Alfred Jake Iingle Chicago Tribune po lice reporter Attorney Louis Plquett pleading with a jury to set Brothers free on the charge of murdering Alfred Lingle charged that the arrest of the young St Louisan was tho re sult of a great conspiracy Piquett described a big spider web that he said was formed after the killing of the Chicago Tribune reporter But this spider didnt wait a week or a month It waited 10 months picked out this young man ind then closed around him thun dered the defense lawyer Plquett closed by thanking Judge Joseph Sabath for his fairness in conducting the trial BODY OF ROCKNE ISBROTUOME TO NOTRE DAME Great Nordic Chieftain okFootball Near Trails End By PAUL M1CKELSON SOUTH BEND Irid April 2 Knute Rockne was back home today His odyssey on earth was near trails end All that was mortal of the man who blazed such a brilliant path of human achievement in his life span of 43 years rested peacefully in a closed bronze flowerblanketed cas ket in a modest funeral home not far from the campus of Notre Dame The great Nordic chieftain of American football and good sports manship who but four days ago left South Bend and Notre Dame with a broad smile on his face was back home with the boys he loved so well and with those who loved him and who will cherish his memory forever In Zenith of Glory But instead of joy he brot des pair He was dead So were the hearts of the thousands who found it hard to believe that their Rock could pass on tragically at the very zenith of his Notre Dames glory Never again were his friends to look upon his face The crash of the airplane which took his life in Kansas denied even that Those in charge of the body viewed it and decided that it would Senate Puts Approval on Money Bill DBS MOINES April 2 senate today passed the biennial ap propriations bill the action being a formality since the senate had ap proved of the bill section by sec tion The vote today was unanimous In its final form the bill appro priates annually This is a reduction of from the original askings It is less than thetotal appropriated last year The reductions made by the sen ate included Board of education 5508281 board of control and state departments 5111610 The house appropriations bill is still in the hands of the committee TINLEY ATTACKS WAY IN WHICH U PROBE IS MADE Baird Claims He Was Ignored in Making of Plans Central Press Photo Scones of wreckage of the Transcontinental and Western Air Transport pltine which crashed near Ba zaar Kans killing Knute Rockne famous Notre Dame coach and seven other men be best to keep the casket Healed except to give his widow a glimpse of the man But It was doubtful whether Mrs Rockne would care to see Rock again under the cir cumstances of mutilation and death She like all of Rocks boys wanted to remember him as he was when last she saw joking and laughing Guards Escort Body Escorted by guards of honor the body of the famous Notre Dame football coach was returned to South Bend last night But how dif Tiirn io FflKft Column Bad Weather Thot to Have Led to Crash Jury Fails to Decide Cause Fokker to Inspect Plane COTTONWOOD FALLS Kans April 2 coroners jury hav ing failed to determine the cause of an airplane crash which sent Knute Rockne and seven others to their deaths interest turned today to ward an inspection by Anthony Fokker designer of the craft Flying here from Los Angeles Fokker expressed the belief the night should not have been under taken in existingweather condi tions and that adverse flying con ditions rather and than the human element a structural failure were responsible He said however he would with hold a definite statement until he had viewed the wreckage of transcontinental and westerr Markets at a Glance NEW YOKK TJ P Steel rises after touching years low rails and foreign issues improve rally checks ae cline Foreign Exchanges Irregular Sterling firm local seeing local covering European selling CHICAGO steady bearish crop and weather reports steady lower southwest markets Ca ttl 1 ar to higher the air express liner and talked with wit nesses Cause Undetermined The short verdict the deceased came to their deaths in an airplane fall cause undetermined closed the states investigation after cow boys who were the first to reach the scene and aviation experts had testified Guards patroled the forlorn scene of the mishap near Bazaar Kans while authorities sought to substan tiate reports H J Christen Chi cago one of the victims had cashed a 55000 check shortly before he boarded the illfated liner No such sum was found by authorities at the scene From Chicago came word that Murray Miller Cnristens attorney doubted Christen had the money on Tnm to Page 2 Column Boy Determined to Fly in Spite of Kins Fate LOS ANGELES April 2 James H Adams 10 Is determined to be an aviator despite the fact airplane accidents have claimed the lives of his mother his stepfathei and his uncle The latter was Robert Fry one of the pilot on tho air liner which crashed at Bazaar Kans CONVICTS ADMIT STARTING BLAZE Take Full Responsibility for Ohio Prison Fire That Took 320 Lives COLUMBUS Ohio April 2 Sole responsibility for the fire that took the lives of 320 prisoners at Ohio penitentiary last April 21 rest ed today on the shoulders two men Solution of the plot that caused one of the greatest prison disasters in history came yesterday when Franklin county Prosecutor Donald J Hoskins announced that Clinton Grate and Hugh Gibson convicts had confessed setting the fire with a view to delaying Warden Preston B Thomas construction program and because they objected to aiding i the building of a new cell block o house fellow prisoners Convicted Robbers Gibson formerly of Philadelphia was sentenced from Cleveland Grate whose home is In Virginia was admitted from Dayton Ohio Both men were convicted robbers and bad served nine years of their terms The confessions were announcec after an investigation by the Frank lin county grand jury was conclude yesterday The jury was called in session today to decide what ac tion to take Under the law they may be indicted for first degree murder and put to death In the elec trie chair if convicted Planned No Escape Grate and Gibson denied the planned the fire with a view to es caping during the ensuing confu sion The confessions said the fire was set with a lighted candle which was placed in a wooden form used in building the new I and K blocks Oil was poured over wood and th flames spread quickly to the old and H blocks The confessions re later that the candles came from the prison chapel and were supplle by ptber prisoners who knew noth ing of the plot They included Jame Raymond who hanged himsel while in solitary confinement dur ing the mutiny that turned the pri son Into an armed camp after th disaster Police Chase Man Who Got Sheriffs Car Bullet in Rear Tire Slows Up Stolen Automobile A sheriffs automobile stolen from near the county jail Wednesday night was recovered when a bullet fired by Police Officer Frank Var num punctured the left rear tire of he car followinga thrilling chase vhich started on Bast State street and ended near Manly Kenneth Murray Charles City he man captured in the automobile was bound over to the grand jury vith his bond set at 52000 by Judge Tohn C Shipley at police court Thursday forenoon Murray was re eased from the county jail Wednes day following a 30 day sentence served on an intoxication charge Officer Varnum first spotted the car going east on East State street about oclock Thursday morn ing Altho he had no means of tell ing the car was stolen be decided to investigate and drew alongside Car Speeded Avay Aa he turned on his police siren the car speeded away with the police car following in a chose that led thru Mason City streets and alleys Finally Murray turned North on Federal avenue In the neighborhood of Seventeenth street Varnum fired several shots In the air but the driv er did not stop and the officer con tinued the pursuit About two miles south of Manly Varnum again fired at the car The first bullet struck the bumper and glanced but the second one fired with the left hand while the car was going about 60 miles an hour ac cording to Varnum struck the li cense plate squarely and penetrated the fender to the tire Continued Down Road Altho the car was going at a high rate of speed it did not upset but continued down the road for about a mile before it was overtaken and Murray arrested After Murray was returned to the station officers went to the scene of the shooting and after changing the rear tire drove the car to the station The car was not missed by sheriffs officcra untl to Tnia 2 Column TOWA CITY April 2 Jon the conduct of the University of Iowa investigation were made at todays session by SenatorW F Baird a member of the probe com mittee and Emmett Tluley attor ney for the board of education Senator Baird charged he had been ignored by the committee in making its plans Tinley expressed the fear that the investigation Would end without the rebuttal being hoard and asked that the pros ecution be stopped now so that he could present witnesses Senator H B Carrol chairman the only committeeman besides Baird who was present refused to make a change in the procedure without consulting the other mem bers and examination of J M Fisk university building superin tendent proceeded after nearly an hours delay Demands Hearing REDISTRICTING BILL PASSED BY VOTE OF 6048 North Iowa Districts Little Changed by Measure DBS MOINES Aprl 2 i By a vote of 75 to 32 tlio house today struck from tho combined Income taxcounty assessor hill nil reference to county asses sors which the senate tacked on tho income tax bill as an amendment DES MOINES April 2 Speaker Francis Johnson of the Iowa house of representatives today ruled that the house could consider the amended income taxcounty as sessor bill aa passed hy the senate Granting that virtually all sec tions in the county assessor bill which was added as an amendment to the income tax bill were almost identical with tue bill defeated by the house the speaker held that tho intrusion of several sections would permit consideration of the amended measure The point was praised by Repre senative Henry S Berry Monroe who declared that the house could not consider the bill because it had defeated the county assessor bill The question came up when Repre sentative M R McCaulley Calhoun called up the bill moved that the senate amendments be adopted and asked the members to vote no which would send tho bill to a con ference committee Elliott Agrees Representative Frank TSlltotE Scott agreed with McCaulley end said it would be tho duty of the ference committee to see ijijt no matterial upon whielvlm uouse had acted appeared In the bill He re ferred to the county assessor amendment Representative L M Forsling Woodbury took exception to the speakers ruling declaringthat the only changes in the assessor amend ment were those of phraseology Tho TamisieaAnderson congres sional redislricting bill was passed by the house today by a vote of 60 to 48 The vote came with an unexpect ed suddenness and with less discus sion than had been anticipated Party lines were broken down with both republicans and demo crats voting for and against the measure There were six defections from the democratic delegation In the name and the right of the I which had formed a coalition with university and the people of Iowa Tinley said I demand to be heard and to present the exact story of the schools activities It is time to cease dealing with law and trivial matters The only evidence represented are such mis takes as might occur in any big bus iness It has been rumored Tinley continued that the investigation would close this week without the defense being heard The university should have its opportunity now and then if there is time we can go back to the prosecution Tinley charged that he had never been consulted about arrangements for the probe and that therefore he was more or less an unofficial ob server He warned that he would make a lengthy examination of Fisk which might take the remainder of the week In Dark After his speech Senator Baird rose and said I have been left in j dark entirely while other mem bers have conferred with the pros Turn to Tanc 2 Column republicans in opposition to the Tamisiea measure besides tue two democrats who voted witfi the Tamisiea bill proponents yesterday Democrats Vote Representatives J N Hayes Du buque Eliot Lepley Grundy John McDermott Adair C E Malone Cass William Paisley Lee and John Ryder Dubuque O J Ditto Osceola and W H Gissel Buchan an were the democrats voting for the bill Hayes and Lepley joined with the republicans yesterday in defeating the substitute Whiting1 bill Under the Tamisiea bill tho nlntU district is composed oC tho present Turn In IOKC W Column KAYE DON SETS NEW BOAT MARK Britisher Upsets Record of Gar Wood of 102 Miles an Hour BUENOS AIRES Argentina April 2 gunboat Parana this afternoon wirelessed the minis try of marine that Kayo Don Brit ish speed boat driver had biVcen the world motorboat speed record this afternoon with his boat Miss England II The present worlds motor boat IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday Ititln or Know prob nblc Slightly warmer Thurs day night tit extreme cost por tion Somcwhut colder Friday in northwest and north central portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 10 Minimum in Night 30 At 8 A M TlmrHdny 37 When the sun went down Wed nesday night there remained scarce ly enough snow In North Iowa for one good snowball battle April has started out like the proverbial lamb According to compilations made at the weather station in Charles City the temperature thus far in 1931 has averaged 10 degrees higher than record established March 20 1931 is 102 miles an hour and is held by Gar Wood American Premature Explosion Fatal MUSCATINE April 2 seph E Furlong 70 farmer near Ardon was killed Wednesday by a premature explosion of dynamite with which he was blasting stumps ;