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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 4, 1931, Mason City, Iowa It A R LOU E R HIS MEM fi ART North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIJL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 4 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 153 Still Room for Farmer Noted Financier Sees Plenty of Chance to Succeed SEEK COMPROMISE ON TAX BILLS This Is the third of a series of dispatches in which Charles P Stewart on tour Interviews Melvin Alvah Traylor noted mldwestern financier and pres ident of the First National bank of By CHARLES P STEWART pHICAGO April 4 the time that President Melvin A Traylor of the First National bank of Chicago had been discuss ing business con ditions I had been wanting to ask him about the farm question in particular It seemed to me that as head of the rural wests foremost finan cial institution he ought to take an especial inter est in agricul fiWiM tures problems And so ifc Proved when I managed to direct the con versation toward the aspect of presentday economics I think I understand farming he said for I was trot up on a farm The secret of agricultural pros persity is not essentially different from the secret of prosperity in most callings It simply is to live within ones income The industrial receives his income in cash the farmer takes his at firsthand from the soil he cultivates With ju dicious by the onecrop keep him self and his family in comfort on his own products That is as much as agriculture ever promised to any man generally speaking it is all that it ever will yield to anyone The farmer who speculates or engages in some pther nonagricultural side line should not blame agriculture if his extraagricultural ventures in volve him in difficulties Thia country is not overcrowded withfarniers who are content to be Fisk Claims His Building Direction Was Success AGAIN DENIES HE HAD WORK DONE ON S U I FUNDS Defense Against Attack in Newspaper Ruled Unnecessary By THEODORE F KOOP Associated Press Staff Writer TOWA CITY April 4 tive inquiry into J M Fisks con duct of the University of Iowa build ing department in 1923 was aired to day in the investigation of his pri vate construction operations Refer ence to a committee hearing of al legations brot by labor organiza tions at that time was made during cross examination of Fisk by At torney Emmet Tinley I was apparently making such a success of my building operations for the university that labor unions became antagonistic Fisk said As a result of that inquiry Fisk said the law was amended requir ing the board of education to call for bids on projects costing more than He testified that he was not aware that Senator Frank Shane of Ottumwa had then visited Iowa City to look into charges as previous testimony had indicated Reiterates Denial Fisk reiterated a denial that any one ever did private work for him on university time He sought to tear down the testimony of C S Humphrey and Ralph Crawford said they worked at Fisks housesi and were paid TREMORS LEVEL MANAGUA MAIN STREET IT HAPPENS that a few days be 1 fore my talk with Banker Traylor I had had a chat in Washington with Assistant Secretary of Agricul ture R W Dunlap who made sub stationally the same suggestion as the Chicago that at the present stage in our national development actual livings for themselves and their families are all It is possible for at least a large Turn to Page 14 Column 4 WOULD ABOLISH PARDON BOARD Illinois Deputy Warden Wants to Train Prisoners for Useful Work JOLIET HI April 4 posals that the state board of par dons and paroles be abolished and thatprisoners be trained to assume responsible positions when they are discharged were iu the hands of the legislative investigation committee today They were advanced by Deputy Warden Frank L Kness who has 24 years prison experience Summaried his suggestions were Abolish the parole board and save the state money Build a new penitentiary ade quately to care for prisoners and relieve the present congestion Provide prisoners with more work and eliminate idleness which Kness said fomented trouble Provide a means by which depen dable guards may be obtained Return the old system of giving prisoners one years parole BROTHERS WILL SEEK NEW TRIAL TOAVOID PRISON ury Convicts Gangster After 27 Hours of Deliberation He Is Risen Will Be Song of Easter Day Christian World Has Many Methods of Celebration BOTH HOUSES AT JOB OF CLEARING OFF CALENDARS House Votes to Appoint Study Commission on Corporation Laws This Associated Press telephoto shows some the ruins of the main street of Manacua Nicaragua where earth tremors took a toll of nearly 2000 lives March 31 Red Cross Takes Charge of Relief Work in Managua Crawford for a while went under the name of Cooper Fisk presented photographs to show that he could not have hauled dirt in an alley of one house as he had testified In answer to Crawfords testi money that he loaded dirt which went to rough ground owned by Fisk the witness said this might refer to a closed street opposite the university high school for the wall ing of which Fisk paid as a share of tho expense against his adjacent property The improvement was for the universitys benefit he said Describes Old Capitol Todays session opened with a de scription of reconstruction of the old capitbl and the building of the west approach The building was partially fire proofed and was strengthened he said his department doing the work because the extent could not be esti mated for advance bids We wondered many times why the building had not fallen down Fisk said telling how the timber supports had little strength and bow one corner had settled eight inches Testimony that university tile had been used In building an Iowa City garage was answered by Fisk who said the tile had been givea to workmen for their own use when the medical laboratories were remodeled When he learned they had sold the tile to a junk dealer for Fisk said he made them repay the money te the university He introduced vouchers showing this was done in 1928 Newspaper Attack Tinley attempted to bring out that Fisk had complete invoices for his own houses but the committee interrupted There is no testimony against Fisk on that angle Representative Byron Allen was a newspaper attack Representative Frank Byers urged the speeding of the examina tion If the legislature adjourns Turn to rase 15 Column 1 Thousands Pass Bier of Rockne to Say Farewell AUNT MET By Robert Quillen I didnt even know the man was dead until I seen his wife ridin around in a sporty new coupe said that By WILLIAM H EWINjt MANAGUA Nicaragua April 4 Cross todaytook charge of relief work in Managua razed by earthquake Tuesday and swept by fire afterwards Aided by the United States ma rines and Nlcaraguan constabulary Ernest J Swiftj Red Cross official who arrived late yesterday by plane from Miami set in motion relief and salvage machinery which will aim toward eventual rehabilitation of the citys 45000 stricken population 2000 Lives Swift came to a city of ruins de serted by two thirds of its residents and with the remaining third living in tents and temporary shelters on the heights overlooking the debris Two thousand persons lost their lives in the quake While recovery of bodies of vic tims and treatment of injuries con tinue other marine patrols are meeting certain emergency situa tions which have details have carried out unhesitat ingly orders to shoot looters and four despatched Thursday night are understood to have brot the total executed to 20 Since early days women of this section have washed their clothes in the lakes about the city Forty were thus engaged Tuesday at a small lake and were caught un awares by a landslide precipitated by the quake and thrown into the lake where they drowned Denendents Saved Horror With their wives and children safely at Corinto where navy ships will take them to San Francisco and New York marine corps officers hare entered the task of relief anfl rehabilitation happy that their de pendents had been spared the fur ther horror of epidemic and hard ship Four marine corps planes and three of the PnnAraefican airways carried the 200 refugees to Corin to where the transport Chaumont for Son Francisco and the U S S Relief for New York awaited them Body of Great Coach Carried to Final Resting Place SOUTH BEND Ind April 4 UP Thousands passed the bier of Knute Rockne at his home in Sun nymede today to say a last fare well before his body was taken to its final resting place iu the High land cemetery As the refulgent sun of a beauti ful day streamed a light of cheer for the heavy hearts the thousands took one last glance at his casket in state at his home and then went to the church of the Sacred Heart on the campus of old Notre Dame for the final services and thence to the cemetery situated on the roll ing Indiana farm hills two and one RADIO TRIBUTE NEW YORK April 4 with Graham McNamee as an nouncer a tribute will be paid Knute Rockne in a 15minute broadcast via WJZ and stations at oclock GST tonight Father Patrick Haggerty of the Notre Dame faculty Hugh ODonnell business manager of the New York Times and Mar garet Anglin will participate BEVERLY HILLS Cal April 4 Just when the country was doing all it could to economize in govern ment why along come a law and says Every time your state gets so many thousand new population they must all throw in and hire an other representative in their state congress Weil California foolishly grew And now they got to pay for it A dozen unemployed must be sent to congress by the taxpayers Well California is split wide in two The north of the state claim these new ones shall come from the south and south claim they should come from the north And the taxpayers are so sore about having to hire extra ones that they dont care where they come from but are telling em where to go Yours 0 till IOWA WILL HAVE NICE EASTER DAY Fair and Warmer Verdict of Government Weather Forecaster DES MOINES April 4 Plans for the Easter fashion parade may go on unhampered by thots of rain the local government weather forecaster assured today Fair and warmer wag his verdict Temperatures are expected to start to rise in the western part of the state late today and indications point to generally fair weather thruout the state Sunday the wea ther bureau announced v Traces of rain were reported In the northern and eastern portions of the state Friday night Fort Dodge 10 inch of precipitation and Davenport and Iowa City 16 inch Nora Springs Tax Board to Hold Meeting Monday NORA SPRINGS April board of equalization consisting of the town council and trustees will meet for an all days session Mon day half miles northwest of the univer sity It wasnt until after 2 oclock this afternoon that the cortege started from his home and started its final journey Thousands stood bare headed in reverence to the man who meant so much to them and the sports world As it passed the No tre Dame football stadium which Rockne himself built there was a pause for a reverent salute The campus was still and peace ful AU business was suspended and trains running Into South Bend paused for one minute as a mark of respect Only 1400 friends and intimates were able to enter the church for the services but other thousands bare headed heard the services from the amplifiers on the campus Are You the Family Drudge Then read about Mary Vaughn in new story Love Preferred Edna Robb Webster Beginning Tuesday April 7 in thd GlobeGaze lie JAPAN PREMIER HAS OPERATION Obstruction Developed as Result of Assassins Bullet TOKYO April operation performed upon Premier Yuko Hamaguchi at a m to day was said by surgeons to have been successful The operation was to remove an obstruction In the 61 year old premiers abdomen which developed as the result of a bullet fired Nov 14 by Tomeo Sagoya 23 Sagoya was believed to have been actuated by misguided patriotism growing out of opposition to the ac ceptance by the Hamaguchi govern ment of the London naval treaty provisions GOVERNMENT OF RUMANIA QUITS Former Foreign Minister Is Expected to Head New Cabinet BUCHAREST Rumania April 4 Minister George S Mir onescu resigned this morning with his whole cabinet because of par liamentary difficulties Nicholas Tltulescu former foreign minister is expected to bo summoned from London to form a new government The government of Premier Mir onescu took office in October last year From the outset its life was con sidered doubtful It had hardly been formed and approved by King Carol when its early collapse was predict ed Titulescu who is expected to be called from London to form a new cabinet is the permanent represen tative from Rumania to the council and assembly of the league of na tions He was president of the elev enth assembly of the league last year April 4 re V sponsibility for the murder of Alfred Lingle was placed today on the shoulders of Leo V Brothers thru his conviction by a jury which decided on 14 years imprisonment as his punishment Breaking what appeared to be a hopeless deadlock the jury it Judge Joseph Sabatha court found the St Louis gangster guilty of th crime yesterday afternoon and gav him the lightest sentence possibl under Illinois law Twentyseven hours oE deliberation preceded th verdict First Big Case Thus ended the first big ganglam case to reach a jury in Chicago bu there were indications that the legal fight to save Brothers was not over as defense counsel announced they would ask for a new trial and said they felt confident a rehearing would be granted They described tho result as a compromise April IT was fixed as the date for hearing iheir arguments Civic leaders hailed the result as a blow to Chicago gangs and th prosecuting attorneys said they were satisfied that the verdict was just Brothers Calm Brothers himself took the vevjlct calmly He paled a little when it was read but otherwise remained as much unperturbed as he did dur ing all the while the prosecution was piling up the testimony of wit nesses who said they recognized him as the man they saw near or fleeing from the scene of the Trib une reporters slaying last June 9 His mother Mrs Rose Jesson how ever became hysterical and hla sweetheart Miss Betty Cook cried bitterly Twentyfour ballots in all were taken by the jury whose members said they started out 7 to 5 for ac quittal gradually reaching 11 to 1 for conviction H W Crotzer said that at no time was the electric chair demanded by the prosecution given any consideration The maxi mum considered was life imprison ment Lasts Three Weeks The trial lasting nearly three weeks resolved into a question of the identification of the man seen fleeing from the vicinity of the Michigan avenue pedestrian tunnel in which Lingle was shot in the back of the head while enroute to a race course No attempt to prove an olibi for Brothers was made by tho defense which described the case as a frameup nor did the prosecu tion try to prove a motive as au answer to the oftrepeated question Why was Lingle killed There have been unofficial ver sions however assigned as rea sons why the 65 a week reporter with an income of or more a year was killed One was that he may have double crossed his friend Aiphonse Capone the gang ster chief NEW YORK April 4 the iu hells kitchen the stalls and carts of South Halsted along the babbling sidewalks of Harlem Pennsylvania avenue Olive street Main street Grand and Commonwealth avenues in all America Easter comes tomorrow In Piccadilly too on the Vene tian canals and Unter Den Lin den and in Paris in the shadow of tenements where bread is a luxury and in greenrolling meadow lands where they feed milk to the dogs comes In San Francisco thousands wil wind up the foot trails of Mt Davi son to stand beneath the lighte cross that tops It and greet th Easier sun Indians Will Dance Arizonas Yaqui Indians will dance in paint and masks to shrill piping of flutes and the weird roll of thunder drums mak ing the observation of Easter a weeklong instead of a single days event Four hundred white robed chil dren grouped in a Greek cross will send their voices ringing thru Hollywood Cal bowl in Christ the Lord is Risen Today after trumpets have sounded the dawn and 30000 spectators have joined in the singing of hymns Forty thousand the day is crowd Gods Acre VytafitpnSalem N Car By JOHN T MILAR Associated Press Stuff Writer DES MOtNES April 4 While the senate and house worked today trying to clear the calendars the conference committee was at work trying to reach a huppy me dium on the incoma tax and county assessor bills so as to give a tax revision program acceptable to both houses The members oC the committee said that probably no report would be forthcoming before the middle of next week The house today passed the Tam isieaGarrett joint resolution creat ing a commission of seven members to study the corporation laws and report to the 1933 session An ap propriation of 20000 would be pro vided the commission which would be composed of two senators two representatives the attorney gener al secretary of state and the presi dent of the Iowa Bar association Sumo Since 1851 In advocating passage of the res olution Representative Tamisiea pdinted out that the corporation laws had not been thoroly revised since 1851 The house decided to take up Im mediately upon disposition of tho biennial appropriations bill trm Beatty joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment which would permit paymerit of state bonds from taxes other than those Markets at a Glance Eoater Sunday has been the ccaslon of special ceremonies ince 1773 And in Jerusalem in the shadow f Calvary where Christ hung Crucified against a black sky Caster will be celebrated under the muzzles of machine guns with Caster music provided by the umble of armored cars Afraid ot Rioting There is fear by authorities that rouble may arise between the pro mufti and antimufti forces from Hebron during the moslem feast if Nabi Moussa which is being ob served even as the Christian Caster In Washington the president of the United States will attend a Ma sonic and a Quaker service New York will observe the day with Turn to 16 Column Z Johnson Marlon asked the bill he made a special order when it was found some opposition had devel oped The biennial appropriations bill has been made a special order for 10 a m Monday Avoid Reconvening The senate received from Its high ways committee the bill to carry out the road bond pro gram The hill anticipates the ap proval of the road bond constitu tional amendment by the voters at the special election June 1G Introduction of the bill was tho second step to assure adjournment of the legislature April 15 The first was the passage by the house yes terday of a joint resolution setting Turn to IS Column 1 Convict Trusty Makes Escape at Iowa Prison FORT MADISON April 4 Glen Smith 35 formerly of Cedar Rapids escaped from the state pen itentiary here Into yesterday in a light delivery truck which he drove outside the prison walls as a trus ty He was sent here six years ago on an automobile theft charge and had 10 to NEW YORK Stocks strong Auburn Auto climbs over 20 points Bonds firm U S Goyt steady Curb firm small gains on cov ering Butter steady Foreign exchanges steady Span ish peseta sags Cotton holiday Sugar holiday CHICAGO Insect damage southwest and good export sales unfavorable weath er Kansas and smaller receipts to lower Nebraska Bank Head Waives Extradition PHILADELPHIA April 4 Paul Wupper wanted for wrecking the State bank at Beemer Nebr ol which he was president started hif journey west at p m today In charge of Nebraska officers Ho L waived RING IN TUB IS CLEW TO BANDIT Brazen Robber Helps Him self to Shorts of Cap tive Bank Cashier MUNDELEIN 111 April 4 Marshal Clayton Tiffany was in a thotful mood today as he considered his clews in the case of the robbery of the State bank of Mun deleln They included pair of fancy bluestriped shorts belonging to Milan G Mott the banks cashier which one of the four banks bandits donned after he had taken a bath in Motts home dark circle which the robber left In Motts bath tub la there any reason why I shouldnt go upstairs and take a bath the fastidious bandit asked while his three companions were olding Mott and the members of Is family captive in the Mott home As no one objected he proceeded to carry out his plans An expert with a microscope Marshal Tiffany said might get some idea of the brazen personnlity of the fellow by taking a look at that ring County police searched the neigh borhood for traces of the four rob bers without results They stole the money wnerf they took Mott to the bank yesterday making them selves at home in his residence all night Turner Asked to Lead Child Health Meeting DES MOINES April 4 ernor Dan Turner has been re quested by the Iowa Public Health association to promote a conference on child health and protection in Iowa A resolution was drafted by the association yesterday as it con cluded a two day session here DECORAH MANS JAW IS FRACTURED WHEN TOOTH IS EXTRACTED DECORAH April Grant has a broken jaw Yesterday It was only a toothache He had the both ersome molar extracted by a dentist and it was a freak tooth The roots hod grown aidewise and entwined about the roots of the two adjoining teeth When the diseased tooth wna extracted three teeth came out frac turing Grants jaw It was packed in ice by a physician and Fred la resting at home for a few days 5Xt IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Saturday night and Sunday Rising tempera ture Sunday and in tho extreme west portion Saturday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 52 Minimum In Night 2 At 8 A M Saturday 10 Fridays maximum was the high est yet recorded in April altho in both February and March there were temperatures which exceeded it At almost exactly the same time as on the previous day be tween 5 and 6 oclock p m a few drops of rain descended Fridays precipitation however had more the appearance of a typical April shower WEEKS FORECAST CHICAGO April 4 outlook for the week beginning Monday April 6 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri val leys and the northern and central great Indications ot precipitation period by middle ot week temperatures mostly normal or above but cooler weather may occur towards close I ;