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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 7, 1931, Mason City, Iowa HARLON E ft HIS MEM ART OtPT OF IOWA OFS MOINES t North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII CENTSPER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL Y 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 125 OPENING INSTALLMENT I LOVE PREFERRED ily WEBSTER Anthr Copyright 1931 Caitral t Etc s MARY swung around from her typewriter and reached for the telephone Miss Vaughn speaking she announced briskly Then after a moment Oh with a little breathless gasp while her heart accelerated its speed from a normal seventytwo to something over one hundred At the University club she repeated in an Incredulous tone and her face brightened perceptibly Why of course Thanks a lot Dick Yes eight oclock then She replaced the instrument slowly gropingly It was so unbelievably true Dick Baldwin the debonair young wholesale man for another firm in the street and a former football star at Princeton whom she had known less than a month and who had taken her out just twice had asked her to a dance at the University club She had dreamed invita tions like that from men like Dick but was real She held her head in her two hands childishly as if to steady it That wag the way Dick Baldwin or even his voice affected Mary Demure poised indus trious practical had been forced by circumstances to wrestle With the many realities of life She had learned that tomprrow not only didnt provide for itself but others looked to her for provision as well In the past five years she hadnt found much time even to daydream about University club dances or any other pleasures For that matter she hadnt seen a man until a month ago whose society she preferred to a comfortable quiet evening at home after the difficult days at the office Wasnt sue glad now that hadnt spent much of her time on the callow youths who had persist ently sought her out like Eddie Graham in Paterson who always acted when he saw her like she now felt about Dick Howard Davis in the other office where she had worked first and others Wasnt she even more glad that she had anticipated and prepared for just such an occasion as this After that second evening with Dick when he had given every indica tion that he would be wanting to see her much more she had decided that at all costs she must have some REDISTRICTING BILL PASSED Report Shows Profit for Prohibition Fall Says He Is Not Likely to File Appeal Former Secretary Is Glad Suspense Has Been Lifted new evening clothes Nothing too in expensive either She had selected after hours of careful shopping and deliberation a winered chiffon that swept the floor in diaphanous folds with a cowl collar draped from B sharp Vshaped decolletage and a narrow beaded yoke She told her self repeatedly that she couldnt af ford the dress and that she might never need it But just in case he should ask ier for a real date she had to be prepared Kow it had wttli whomanevenlng would be more im portant to her than working at the office Then vivacious industrious fDIck Baldwin the Dew wholesale man for the house of JamesonBlair had called at the office to offer Fos ter a participation in a syndicate loan for the United Metal Co that would place 100000 shares on the market Dick had made an instant impression on Foster who said so to Mary but so had Mary impressed lUIck as he practically told her so when he asked her to dinner with him the third time he talked with her Mary turned back to her machine with new vigor as if she had taken stimulant Five minutes before her back had been aching so it felt like hot Irons were scorching tha Turn io Fate 0 Colanin t King George 111 With SubAcute Bronchitis WINDSOR England April 7 t official statement issued at I Windsor castle today announced I that King George who has been ill since Sunday was suirenng from subacute bronchitis He was said to be making slow but satisfactory progress THREE RIVERS N Mcx April 7 B Fall former sec retary of the interior was debat ing today the advisability of ap pealingfrom a decision of the Dis trict of Culunibia court of appeals affirming his conviction of taking a bribe in the California naval oil lease transaction with Edward L Doheny Fall said it was remotely pos sible but not probable he would ap peal to the supreme court He said hia decision would wait until he re ceived acopy of the courts action j court sentence of one year imprisonment and 100000 fine against Fall who served in tie cabinet of President Harding I am a poor man he said and I have no money for further legal defense Certainly I cannot pay the heavy fine I am an old man and for the last eight years I have known little but trouble In many respects the decision is a welcome relief for the weight of suspense has been heavy Eanch Not His He recalled that the ranch he once attempted to buy from Doheny was not his now It Is rented and my only income is from a small herd of beef cattle and my wife sells some butter and milk in El Paso he said I ara not guilty he said and the great masses of people who put me in positions of trust long before I became secretary of the interior do not believe me guilty File Stay of Sentence WASHINGTON April 7 decision to file a stay extending for 30 days the time of invoking the court mandate which might send Albert B Fall to prison for a year announced today at the office of Prank J Hogan counsel for the former interior secretary Reports of Shooting Looters Exaggerated WASHINGTON April 7 American Minister Hanna atMana gua advised the state department today that reports of the shooting of many looters in the earthquake stricken city had been exaggerated The Nicaraguan national guard he said had killed only one looter and wounded another AUNT HET By Robert Quillen r We was goin to have just plain old hash but when company come in un expected I put it on lettuce leaves an called it salad SENATE PASSES PIPELINES BILL Act Gives Companies Right of Eminent Domain in Iowa By CHARLES V WARREN DES MOINES April 7 The Myers bill one of the dozen pipe line company regulating measures before the present general assembly was passed today by the senate without opposition The bill gives pipeline companies the right of eminent doman re quiring that they operate under per mission of the state board of rail road commissioners It was spon sored by Senator O P Myers of Jasper county and a companion measure now is In tho house It requires companies to pay an annual occupational fee of 50 cents for each inch in diameter of pipe a mile in the state and also to pay a permit fee of one dollar a mile on the same basis The fees are in addition to the general tax provided In other legislation i Limit Junior Colleges Junior colleges will not be estab lished in communities having less than 20000 population under a re duction of expenditures bill passed by the senate 27 to 15 The debate which has flared on several occasions over educational expenditures was reborn briefly In the discussion of the bill Propon ents said there were 22 public junior colleges at present and that tha BALANCE SHEET FOR 10 YEARS OF DRY LAW MADE Womans Group Government Has Not Lost Money OALTIMORE April 7 O years of prohibition were audit ed today by the womans national committee for law enforcement and profits found greater than losses A balance sheet covering 1920 to 1930 was submitted by the or ganization to answer dry law foes who have based their attack OD what they saw as decreased income to the government and similar econ omic declines The audit prepared from numer out official sources was discussed by Mrs Arthur Hedstrom of Buf falo N Y before a gathering of Baltimore clubwomen Mrs Henry W Peabody of Orlando Fla chair man of the committee said in Washington the profit and loss ac count was prepared to remove thi impression that the eighteenth amendment has decreased in any way the income to the govern ment Quotes Wickersham In its recapitulation the study quoted the Wickersham commission report to show a total gain of In creased production increased effi ciency of labor tKe elimination of blue Mondays decrease in indus trial accidents increase in savings and decreasein on cliarK ties and social agencies The accounting which was head ed People of the United States in account with Prohibition Inc showed losses as One hundred and seventy thou sand saloons in federal income from taxes on 51817000000 worth of liquor 64 per cent decrease of liquor formerly drunk 38 out of SO Keeley cures and 60 out of 60 Neal cures closed 10 to 60 per cent reduction in juvenile court cases 54 per cent drop in number of children cared for by welfare as sociations 50 per cent decrease in arrests for prostitution and 11 per cent drop in number of 18 to 20 year old boys sent to penal institutions Listed as gains were Taxes Called Gain Two billion dollars in federal in come taxes in auto mobile and gasoline taxes 350000 gasoline stations and 3615 branch banks 28 per cent increase In milk consumption 30000000 new savings bonk depositors 68000000000 more life insurance holdings 400 000 new homes a year since 1921 47 per cent more hotels average wage increase of 25 per cent 150 per cent increase in number of high school students 30 per cent reduction in Infant mortality 300 per cent in crease In college students The statement said We do not claim that the gains of the last 10 years are due to pro hibition alone but acknowledge gladly other agencies which have contributed to these gains What we wish to call your attention to is that there are gains FIRST BABY BORN IN AIRPLANE Lindy is the name of this little chap who little realizes us he sleeps the hours aivay that ho is tho first baby In this wlilo world born in u speeding airplane Ho is shown with his mother Mrs Alex Miller nn Indian woman who lives at MIIo 214 on the Hudson Bay railway Mrs Miller was being rushed by phinp to a hospital at This PasMani toba when attendants found that they had to turn the cabin of their piano Into an cmercency maternity ward Both arc doing exceedingly well Markets at a Glance NEW YORK heavy steel shares lead Brazilians decline to 2 cotomn Stocks decline Bonds weak sharply Curb heavy small losses in dull trading Butter steady CHICAGO Wheat easy bearish Kansas re port and beneficial rains northwest Corn easy fine weather and poor cash demand Cattle steady to weak Hogs lower Vdliva Who Insists World Is Flat Takes to Bed Foot Burned ZION HI April 7 Wilbur Glenn Voliva overseer of a relig ious organization here who recent ly declared on his return from a trip around the world that he could prove the earth is flat la confined to his home with an injured foot He burnedit on a heater the other day when he stepped from his bath tub CHICAGO EARLY VOTE INDICATES 1250000 Ballots for Mayoralty Election Predicted rHICAGO April 7 numbers of early voters quietly registering their choice be tween William Hale Thompson and Anton J Cermak for mayor pre saged the largest vote for mayor in Chicagos history It was an ideal day warm and sunny and the thousands who filed thru the booths in the first few hours caused election officials to revise their estimate and predict a total of 1250000 a quarter of a million more than in the last elec tion There were few disorders mostly personal fights between election judges fights that were quickly halted by police Election officials removed the entire staff of judges and clerks at the sixteenth precinct in the twen tyseventh ward and replaced them because of charges of fraud Many Voted Twice Attorneys for the election com mission said the books in this pre cinct revealed that many persons had voted twice that many who had voted in the primary had never registered and that many deac persons were listed as having voted The precinct officials were found guilty of negligence In the presidential election of 1928 the total Chicago vote was 1313680 but the highest ever cas in a mayoralty contest was 999741 In 1927 The present registration 1412135 The extensive organization work that had been noticeable thruou the campaign continued up to the very end Thompsons republican followers and the democratic organ ization backing Cermak had watch ers workers and advertisers a every precinct The polls close at 4 p m central standard time Most Orderly Election Notice was given at the city ha this afternoon that returns gath ered as usual by a policeman i each of the citys 2987 precincta will be canvassed at the corpora tion counsels office starting at th close of the polls It has been th custom for these returns to be mad Turn A Page 2 Column Beauty Who Killed Husband to Receive Temporary Release NICE France April 7 Istrate Vachler said today that Mr Charlotte NixonNIrdlinger of S Louis will be temporarily release within five days on the charge c slaying Fred NixonNirdlinge Philadelphia theater owner Her case wll probablybe hear in August Some Facts in Lives of Candidates By Tho Associated Press WILLIAM HALE BIG BILL THOMPSON Born In Boston Mass 1869 brot o Chicago in infancy Father a wealthy real estate oper ator Left prep school without grad uating and worked on western ranches Prominent athlete and sportsman football star and yachtsman Entered political life 30 years ago elected alderman Joined the William Lorimer politi cal school Elected mayor four year terms n 1915 1919 1927 Defeated for re publican nomination for U S Sena or in 191S Stands for reelection on his rec ord charges opponent wants to hog nil political power In city ac cuses him of extravagance Has been married 30 children Says this is last or lose ANTON J TONY CERMAK Born in Prague CzcchoSlovakia 1873 brot to United States in In ancy Father a miner moved to Braid vood 111 Educated in grade schools and ater night schools Worked in mines Came to Chicago at 16 and earned his own living towboy for street cars carting waste wood Entered political life 28 years ago elected state legislator Political follower of Roger Sulli van and George Brennan Elected chairman Cook county board four year terms in 1922 1926 1930 Defeated for U S sen ate in 1927 Says Thompson responsibila for rising city taxes gang rule unsav ory reputation and waate and ex travagance In city government Has three children and seven grandchildren Promises to resign as head of county government If elected mayor BATES SHOWS U PROBERS PROOF HE PAID BILLS Committee Sees Checks and Receipts for Materials OWA CITY April 7 tinulng his denial of using state labor or material on private prop erty Secretary W H Bates of the University of Iowa today produced additional evidence that ho paid for all supplies himself The retaining wall around his residence was built largely of stone with a cement veneer Bates testified In explaining the small amount of cement purchased In 1927 part of it fell down he said and was rebuilt because of shoddy construction He presented receipted bills and checks for stone sand and other material as well as payments for labor The cost of the wall with the subsequent repairs totaled al most his records showed Bought All Paint Bates testified that he bought all the paint for the house himself contradicting statements of Leo Amish that the material was the rame as that used by the univer sity He offered bills and checks for the paint and for electric wir ing done on the house to offset tes timony by A H Platzer that the electric equipment was in a box bearing n university label Two stu dents did the wiringrBates said in explanation of the statement by Platzer that the work was done on university time The examination then shifted to a discussion of tenant properties Bates saying that only about had been lost to the state in un paid rent during 20 years He pointed out on the map the district in which the university is buying land Quizzed on Rent Committee members questioned Bates about the rent paid by J M Fisk university building su perintendent He said this was the samo as that paid by the previous tenant plus cost of steam heat Asked by Senator L II Doran why rented a home when he owns several houses Bates said that all of them were apartment houses Attorney Denis Kelleherintro duced records to show that Fisk al together had paid in rent while the university had spent 300 for repairs on the house Bates testified that the 100 rent paid for Treasurer W J McChesncys homo was fair and the highest obtainable Would Lose Money Representative George Miller sug gested that if taxes were considered the university would be losing money on the rental properties to which Bates agreed Ha added however BUSY IN WORKSHOP SENATE VOTE ON ACT PASSED BY HOUSE IS 358 House Continues to Cut Down Appropriations for Education BULLETIN j DES MOINES April 7 The senate today passed the TomlsieaAnderson e o n g r cs slonul rcdlstrictlng bill by a veto of 35 to 8 Tho measure has already passed tho house D ES house Turn tn 1aKn 2 Column Hoover Asked to Talk at Legion Convention FATHER AND 7 CHILDREN BURN Flames Consume Log Cabin Occupants Unable to Escape GALLIPOLIS Ohio April 7 A father and seven of his children were burned to death early today when fire destroyed the log cabin home on Swan creek 10 miles from here The father was James White 59 The cabin located on the banks of the Ohio river quickly burned and the victims had no opportunity to escape In addition to White tho dead are Mary 20 James 18 John 14 Irn 9 Mae 5 and twin daughters Nora and Dora 3 WASHINGTON April 7 Ralph T ONeil natlonnl command er of the American Legion today invited President Hoover to attend the Legion convention in Detroit in September The president took the invitation under consideration ROGERS Boy Who Was King Learns of Machines Carol Starts Prince Michael Upon His Apprenticeship BUCHAREST April 7 boy who was king is learning to be a mechanic Captain Georgescu teach my youngster all you know of mechan ics a message addressed by King Carol to Captain Caton Georgcscu inspector the royal automobilo park has started Michael the grand voivode Alba Julia on an engi neering apprenticeship His workshop is in the lower por tion of the royal palace and is fitted up with the most comprehensive equipment for every type of auto mobile repairs Program Set Up I beg of you to teach him every thing from A to Z of the mechanical profession said King Carol With a smile he added If the youngster should refuse to obey please tell me A working program has been set up by Captain Georgescu and ap proved by the king Tho grand voi vode 1ms to wear overalls and hang up his street clothes himself Ho is an apprentice and not a prince while with yft and must serve himself Carol added Learns Drill Parts The first weeks work included the construction of a brass cube to scale a door latch and the tail of a swallow In the smithy Mihai as his name is spelled in Rumania has to learn all the parts of an oil drill the uses different types of fuel oxyhydrogen names and tho art of welding metals In the plumbingshop the use of metal scissors and construction of a pot cover soldering and finally the joining of two pieces of a pipe will be taught him The second half the program will include the con struction and repair of a motor en gine MOINES April 7 continued its economy march in discussing the biennla appropriations bill today making large holes in the appropriations for the department of public in struction and refusing an tncreasa for the state insurance commis sioner The senate had recommended that the salary of the superintend ent oE public instruction be in creased from 54000 to put ting tho office on a parity with tha other elective state offices Representatives Tepaske SiouS City and Kern Polk declared tha assembly had declined to reduca salaries of other state officials to so that of the public structioii superintendent should bd increased Salary Cut Carries Despite their plea the tions committee amendment reduc ing the salary from the senates recommendation was carried 54 t3 44 The house then slashed salaries for inspectors In the department 300 9 year each and lopped ofl for two directors search and their traveling penses An additional was Clil from general traveling expcnses making a total annual cut in tha department of and giving it a total of 31220 compared with approved by the senate The attempt to Increase the ary of the insurance commissioned from to failed by a vote of 49 to 38 The house over rode Its appropriations committees report to strike from the bill a senate allotment of for thd Iowa coal Institute House Overrides Senate The house overrode the senate id Its approval of askings by the sec retary of state by inserting an item of 518000 for the real board This bad been stricken bjl the other branch The appropriations for the gov ernors office were cut to a decrease of 51000 below the sen ate approval Of the total decrease 500 came from the arbitration board and from the governors traveling expense fund Neither tha liouse appropriations committee 01 the house sitting as a committee of the whole had any commentto make on the senates provision In the governors appropriation mak ing it possible for payment of tha legislative expense account This matter can be taken up further when the house considers the appropriation measure for final action MEXICO CITY April la Mexico City This is old city and no excuse for anyone not com ing It dont take long Left El Paso this morning and made the 1200 miles in nine hours on regular passenger line Fare is American pilots and fast Lock heed ships country is peaceful working and happy That last rev olution kinder discouraged their gangsters This fellow Clark that took Mor rows place is doing a fine Job here Seems good to not hear a pro hibition argument or a speech on business Is slightly on the up grade Yours eiHiiicH ARISTOCRATS OF EUROPE GATHER Uninvited Guests Assemble in Palermo for Wedding of Nobility PALERMO Italy April 7 Uninvited 1000 aristocratic and no ble guests were gathered here today from all Europe to attend tomor rows wedding of Prince Henri count of Paris heir to the supposed French throne and Princess Isa belle Marie DOrleans and Brngance descended from tho royal houses of Franco and Brazil This gathering of Europes aristo crats has been one of the strangest social events of years They came in answer not to the usual pompously engraved invitations but to notice I that all those of certain rank would I bo welcome Rock Island to Adopt 2 Cent Fare Between Several Iowa Cities DES MOINES April 7 Chicago Rack Island and PacifW railroad will adopt an experimental fare ot 2 cents per mile between several Iowa cities April 13 Th rates will be in effect for one montB between DCS Moines Indianola Winterset Washington KnoxvllZe Lcighton Tioso Hill Washingtoij and Keokuk and all intermediate points on connecting lines Wfiai IOWA WEATHER Generally fuir Tuesday night and Wcdnosday Slightly warm er Tuesday night in cast cen tral portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures foj 21 hour period ending at 8 oclocl Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 62 Minimum In Night 40 At 8 A M Tuesday 50 Mondays maximum was the hlgbj est thus far recorded In 1931 likewise the 8 oclock Tuesday morning was a recor breaker for the first three monthl the present year presaging i maximum for the day even highei that ot i ;