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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 8, 1931, Mason City, Iowa MARLON E R HIS MEM 4 ART DEPT OF IOWA OF 3 UOINES I A North Iowas Edited for the Home NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AUC NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON PTTY TOWA A TTTT Q 1QQ iviaftUiN LJXI iUWA APRIL 81931 UNITEDPRESS AND INTERNATIONAL HOME EDITION Mean Graft V S Must War on Use of Mails to Defraud By CHARLES P STEWART ASHING TON April 8 CPA Of all the frauds practiced or attempted thru Uncle Sams mails As sistant Solicitor Walter E Kelly of the pcstoffice department says he inclines to think the mean eat is the swind ling of gullible unfortun atea with fake medi cines Sticking people with worthless stocks is mighty amall business also the solicitor agrees but at least these victims health is not being trifled with As for the circulation of counter feit race lottery tickets reprehensi ble s3 this traffic is and hard as he tries to suppress it the official ad mits it does not arouse his indigna tion to quite so high a pitch as the bamboozling of honest people out of money which they believe them selves to be investing in legitimate business enterprises or more parti cularly the cheating of poor sick folk with dope which cannot possi bly be of the slightest benefit to them and may be positively injur ious SUCH GRAFTS seldom last long according to Kelly complaints generally begin to come in sooner or later and then if it is evident some crooked game is being played a fraud order is Issued by the de partment and that stops it IThat is to say added the solici tor complaints usually are fairly prompt if the swindle relates to a snide medicine of valueless stock of one another tickets are not quite sb speedr 1 fifi iiviwa uniijjiu wutju SJUKVIUB PTTV TTJWA A v A TTTT o inoi ftiAfrUJN OilYiUWA APRIL 81931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 15fi SPIKED BEER USED AS BRIBE House Hears Praise and Censure for University t OKLAHOMACITY CHOOSES BLINN Rejects Rarin Jack Walton Impeached and Ousted as Governor OKLAHOMA CIT7 April 8 ff Rejecting Rarin Jack Walton Ok lahoma City voters have placed the reins of city government in the hands of quiet spoken C J Blinn for the next four years Blinn an attorney has promised a house cleaning at the city hall and takes into office with him a com plete ticket ot antiadministration councilmen The former governor Impeached and ousted in 1923 was decisively beaten a record ballot giving Blinn 253T5 to his 16307 Walton 12 years ago this month won the office which was denied him yesterday The defeated candidate is under federal Indictment for alleged mail fraud in connection with an oil stock selling project Rock Rapids Child Is v Drowned in Water Tank ROCK RAPIDS April 8 Beverly Ann Smith 2 was drowned last night in a water tank on the farm of Ed Kerns six and a half miles southeast of here She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Dick Smith The body was found by Mr Kerns forwhom Mr Smith worked late last night AUNT HET By Robert Guillen Men think theyve got more brains than women but you never saw four of em playin bridge an all talkin about different things an none of em miasin a word VAN BUREN SAYS SCHOOL IS RUN BY AUTOCRATS Green Defends Against Some of Solons Charges By JOHN T MILAR rjES MOINES April S IJ and censure for the University of Iowa resounded in the house to day during discussion of the appro priations for the The house is sitting as a committee of the whole for consideration of the biennial appropriations bill Rising to defense of his commit tees recommendation that the ap propriation lie reduced 5515450 an nually from the budget recommend ation Representative J G Van Buren Jones chairman of the house appropriations committee took sharp issue with members who con tended the cut would impair ef ficiency He declared that any impairment in efficiency resulting from the re duction would be brot about pur posely Van Buren said that the University of Iowa has shown gross irregularities He declared the in stitution does not belong to Presi dent Jessup or the state board of education Referring to President Jessup Van personally I wish theuniversity onthe money rec ommended let them get someone else to run it Its not what Jessup has done for the university bul what he has done to the university that counts Winds Up Plea Van Buren wound up his plea for tindorsement of tho reduction by stating that he believed better ad ministration will produce better re sults Answering Van Buren Represen tative Harry Green Pottawattamie said that later testimony before 04 investigation committee had ex plained some of the events to which Van Buren referred Green said he was for an economic and efficient administration but did not believe it wise to make such a drastic cut Representative Hugh Tamislea Harrison pointed out that the pro posed reduction was 20 per cent be low the budget recommendation anC that it was almost one million dol lars less than the amount appro priated for the present biennium Tamisiea directed attention to the fact that opposition developed to the Elliott bill which proposed a 5 per cent reduction in expenditures by taxing districts during the next two years He also referred to a number of professors leaving the university in the last several years stating they had received better offers else where He pointed out that the average salary of a professor at the institu tion was and for all employes annually Representative A H Avery Clay told the members they were not dealing with material things but with ideas and that the reputation of the state was at stake He de clared the state was not spending too much for the university and Tnm to rasa 2 Column FILE ROAD BOND TEST SUIT BRIEF Fletcher Claims Amendment Contains Duplicity of Material DES MOINES April 8 torney General John Fletcher today entered the test suit of the 000000 road bond amendment by filing with the Iowa supreme court a brief contending that the amend ment is invalid Fletcher appearing as a friend of the court contended in his brief supporting H U Mathews of Ottumwa who seeks an injunction restraining state officials from calling a special election on the amendment that the amendment contains a duplicity of subject matter and propositions It is finally submitted to this court that the people of Iowa have a right to vote upon the many sep arate propositions Involved and in cluded in the proposed article XITI separately the brief stated The supreme court is expected to hear the case tomorrow morning CERMAK CASTS HIS VOTE ted Press Ftoto Accompanied by relatives Anton J Cermak newly elected mayor of Chicago early cast hia vote in Tuesdays election in which ho op posed William Hale Thompson incumbent Left to right Kathryn Sul livan election judge Senator Rlchy E Graham Mrs Graham Cer maks daughter Cermak Dr F J Jirka and Mrs Floyd Kenlay an other daughter Democrats to Offer Plan of Prosperity Shouse Says Platform Will Take Stand on Prohibition 8 correct tHeindustrial crises and a definite stand on pro hibition will be incorporated in the democratic platform for the 1932 campaign Jouette Shouse chair man of the national democratic exe cutive committee said today in an interview Shoiise last night formally opened the campaign here with a speech to Iowa party leaders He left today to continue his speaking trip thru the middle and far west The democratic stand on prohi bition in 1932 will be definite said Shouse because electors will not tolerate platform hedging in the forthcoming campaign He did not intimate what the stand would be but explained that a wet plank would not alienate the solid south because dissatisfac tion with the republican adminis tration would outweigh its dry sen timent South to Come Back He predicted a return of North Carolina Virginia Florida and Texas states which bolted from Alfred E Smith in 1928 to the democratic fold j The plan to relieve the crises Shouse said would be more than an effort to relieve immediate conditions It would be continuing in scope and would seek to curb ex pansion and prosperity wave before they revert to the eventual crash In his address last night Shouse attacked the results of the Hoover administration The nauseous Grundy of tariff legislation and the monumen tal failure of the federal farm board came in for strong criticism from the democratic leader Fallen Short These two principles had so far fallen short of their intent as to win not the applause but the rebuke of the entire nation Shouse de clared pointing to the 1930 elections as evidence of the distrust and dissatisfaction of the people which had fallen upon the Hoover admin istration The farm board he declared was the personal handiwork of President Hoover xvho tossed overboard the counsel of your farm leaders and gave you the farm board with a half billion dollars to dicker with The result is that today your pro ducts are worth about half what Turn to FagA 2 Column WUPPER PLEADS GUILTY TO GET 110 YEAR TERM Nebraska3anker Binec oh Charges fmprovement Shown in Condition of King George Says Bulletin WINDSOR Eng April 8 slight improvement in condition of King George who is suffering from subacute bronchitis was noted in an official statement at Windsor Castle today His majestys physician Lord 3awson of Penn again motored Torn London and called at the caa tle this morning He saw the king with Sir William Rees larynologist and Dr Henry Martyn recently as signed to the castle WEST POINT Nebr April 8 UP Paul Wupper whom the state charges embezzled a million dollars from his bank at Beemer today pleaded guilty to 10 counts of for gery in district court here and was sentenced to a total of 110 years in the state penitentiary He also was fined for each of 10 offenses Wupper declined counsel telling officials ha was ready to take my medicine District Judge Clinton Chase sentenced the man who for years ruled Beeraer as its mayor and bank president to 20 years in prison on the first forgery charge The judge later explained that each charge involved two counts and that Wupper was sentenced to 20 years on the first offense and to 10 years In prison for each of the other nine offenses The sentences are to run consecutively The charges involved forgeries totaling 35000 Wupper who is 54 also was charged with the embezzlement of 67000 from the bank which failed in September 1928 but this count was not pressed by County Attor ney Harvey Ellenberger While held in Philadelphia on a bigamy charge Wupper admitted he was wanted in Nebraska in con nection with the bank failure which wiped out the savings of hundreds of residents of this county Second Wife Claims Reward LINCOLN Nebr April 8 Hedwig HirschBrtakman Philadel phia second wife of Paul Wupper who was sentenced at West Point Nebr to 110 years imprisonment on charges incident to hia operation of the bank of Beemer today filed claim to a reward offered by the state of Nebraska for Wuppers arrest and conviction Amelia Flies Autogiro at 18500 Feet Height WILLOW GROVE Pa April 8 Earhart making an al titude night in an autogiro today was announced to have made an unofficial mark of 18500 feet Liner Anchored in Fog After Hours Aground SOUTHAMPTON Eng April 8 giant Cunard liner Bercn garia was anchored n a dense fog off Nabtower at the entrance of the Spithead today after spending sev eral hours aground nearby during1 the night Unknown Man Killed by Train ONAWA April 8 Officers Wednesday were attempting to identify a man about 40 years old who was killed Tuesday when he slipped beneath a moving freight train BIG BILL LIES BURIED BENEATH CERMAKS VOTES 191916 Majority Sets Record of Chicago Mayoralties April 8 politi cal career of William Hale Thompson as mayor today lay bur ied beneath a recordbreaking blan ket of votes which elevated to the mayorshlp Anton J Cermak one time immigrant boy from Bohemia Big Bill the Builder and a past master of the art of American politics was swept out of office by his democratic opponent by the overwhelmingmajority of 19191G thus becoming the worst beaten mayoralty candidate in the history of the city The vote Thompson 475613 Cermak 667529 was In sharp con trast to the previous record major ity of 147477 by which Thompson won in 1915 Thompson won but five of the citys 50 wards The result by which the cow hoy mayors aspirations for a fourth term were abruptly ended was halted by his opponents as a new deal for Chicago Says Chicago Redeemed Chicago said Robert Isham Randolph president of the Chicago association re de emed itself enough o Nero fiddling while We had told the world that we ar prepared to regain our business lev el and restore our good name The mayorelect who expects to take office within the next his elevation to the mayorship of Americas sec ond city quietly declaring the whole world would not be disap pointed In the new administration Criminals he said will fine no hiding place here Our streets will be Hafe Industry and commerce will find the highest encourage ment We shall at once set ourselves to the task of preparing our house for those who shall visit us at the century of progress exhibition This truly begins a new day for Chica go la Celebrated Bedlam broke loose in the streets of downtown Chicago as shouts of frenzied Cermak supporters haled his victory over the master show man bombs and bullets added to Turn to raga 2 Column hild Victim of Bow and Arrow Accident CEDAR RAPIDS Apri s Victim of a bow and arrow accident Mary Meader 8 daughter of Mr and Mrs A K Meader of St Paul was a hospital here Wednesday in danger of losing the sight of an eye While playing with her cousin Haven Simmons 8 she was struck In the eye with anarrow the boy had aimed at a poat The wind is said to have deflected the arrow KILL ROGERS Soys BROWNSVILLE Texas April 8 ought to be here now and write about progress in a reg ular passenger plane on regular daily run with big three motored Tords with American pilots over ropical Mexico Just stopped at Guatemala City beautiful old city We are now flying over its big cof fee plantations I hand this to the radio operator on board he radios o the nearest telegraph office they send it to New York and they in urn wire it out to your paper and he whole thing wiH be done before we land in the little country of San alvador where we spend the night Left Los Angeles Sunday morn ng This is Tuesday evening Would tiave only been to Chicago by train These farmers seem to be looking or their own relief They farm lear up to the top of theso moun ains Yours Farm Boards Results Seen as Menace Marketing Act Fail ure Says Head of Board of Trade CHICAGO April 8 James C Murray of the Chicago board of trade declared today that the stabilization program of the farm board has failed completely in the attempt to main the markets on any satisfactory level In an ad dress before the Chicago Association of Commerce he said the farm boards operations have only re sulted in accumulations which are a menace to the coming crops Referring to the fact that board of trade would be 83 years old to morrow Murray said the exchange new provides work directly or indi rectly for 100000 persons that its members maintain bank balances of more than to finance movements of the farmers crops and that to this vast machinery the 33 other American grain exchanges look as a true price barometer Phantom Wheat Large volume of hedges and re hedges handled thru this market much of the wheat being in unde llberable positions he said ivas re sponsible for the term phantom wheat But there is no such thing as phantom wheat said Murray Ev ery sale is a bona fide contract for delivery and every purchase likewise carries with it the responsibility of accepting delivery Settlement of a sale by offset is simply buying pack or substitutingsome other seller thru jpurcbase of the agrlculturafiuar keting act intended to be of benefi to the farmer has admittedly failed of its purpose Ably managed bi honest men interested in the work out out of a definite scheme ol farm relief the operation of the act has again demonstrater the futil ity of interference with the norma action and reaction to supply anc demand Build CoOpcratives Thru the act he said the gov ernment has advanced large sums for the purpose of building upco operative companies under obliga tion to market their grain thru the single hcannel approved by the Farm Board But It has been clearjy demonstrated in the exper ience of other countries that the unit system of marketing thru one national channel is not a success and that a free and open market carrying a wide public interest is Turn to Pago 2 Column MAN SLAIN TWO HURT IN HOLDUP Customers Thrown in Panic as Robber Attempts to Leave Store CHICAGO April 8 One man was shot to death two were wounded perhaps fatally and sev eral hundred customers in Marshall Field and company were thrown in to panic yesterday afternoon when a lone middle aged robber at tempted to escape after holding up and robbing a restaurant manager The robber who gave his name as Fred Smith 47 a Jobless machinist was booked today on charges of murder and robbery The man slain was Casimir Kraz inski 37 the proprietor ot a flow er stand on the landing of elevated station at Randolph street and Wa jash avenue He was hit by five bul lets as he stood near his stand just before Smith made a vain dash thru Fields Markets at a Glance NEW YORKr Stocks firm utilities reflect cov ering Bonds weak rails slump Curb firm covering lifts leaders Butter firm Foreign exchanges Irregular Ger man mark strong Cotton lower easy cables and iouthern selling CHICAGO Wheat steady insect damage NP iraska and small European stocks Corn barely steady fine weath r and Increased offerings Cattle weak nogs lower SPEAKER STRICKEN NICHOLAS LONGWORTH Longworth Is Seriously III of Pneumonia Wife at Bedside of Patient Who Had Good T sCar April 8 r TJjcbpiaa Longwortn for six years speaker of the house lay seriouslji ill here today from pneumonia Mrs Longworth was at his bedside The former Alice Roosevelt ar rived here to be with her husban this morning She was summonei last night after physicians attending Longworth revealed a heavy cold he had had for 10 days developed into pneumonia Monday night While saying their patient was seriously ill Longworths physicians would not make public details of his illness Dr R H Wilds of Aiken said there had been no change in Long worths condition since late yester day but added thatthe patient had a good night Longworth is at the home of Mr and Mrs James Curtis of Washing ton He was here for a vacation when he became ill FOREMAN AT U TELLS METHODS OF DETECTIVES 3rown Was Pumped for Information Against Officials j By THEODORE KOOP rOWA CITY April 8 Charle9 1 Brown foreman in the University of Iowa buildings and grounds deI partment told ti legislative inves tigating committee today that detectives last January gava Lim spiked beer in an effort tp ret him to disclose information ibout the department Brown said that the men using he names Burton and Brent told me they wanted some scandal He identified Brent as A R apltz later employed by the legis lative committee at that time the detective was wqrklng for Verna Marshall Cedar Rapids editor Think It Over I said I would not tell anything could not prove Brown testified Ihey gave me two bottles ot beer1 and told me to thinU it over Burton later came to see me and said ho had a letter from Gov Dart Turner saying to talk all I wanted to and I would not get conned4 They didnt show me the letter Brown who said he had nevetf done any private work for J AC Fiak buildings superintendent of Secretary W H Bates told thA committee he refused to talk to tha detectives He denied testimony by Lewis Maske a truck driver that he was incorrectlypaia for two daya instead two hours work cards were introduced t COUNTY REFUND BILL DEFEATED Measure to Pay Back Funds Spent on Roads Loses in Senate 1628 DES MOINES April 8 Stoddard bill to refund to counties money spent for surfacing primary highways over their regular allot ments was defeated by the senate today 16 to 28 The payments were to have been made from the state primary road fund It was estimated they would require a total of 55227000 for 30th principal and interest for onds voted A lively debate was precipitated after the bill was called up by the senate sifting committee A sim ilar bill by Senator Lafe Hll Floyd has not been reported Proponents of the Stoddard bill contended it involved a moral is sue asserting that the counties which had pioneered in primary lighway paving had been promised heir expenditures would be re funded Speaks in Opposition Of those who spoke in opposition to the bill several agreed that the counties should be repaid but con tended it would be unwise to do so at this time Continuing work on its calendar he senate passed a dozen more bills of the 51 reported back by the sifting committee A bill by Senator Hill providing hat county deputies may give ia lability policy in place of the ar bond was approved 37 to 6 It vould permit vigilantes to qualify for service under the sheriff with out going to the greater expense of filing a regular bond The Knudson bill removing shares of capital stock of telephone and telegraph companies from the tax exemption list was made a npeclal order for 10 a m tomorrow Other Bills Passed Other bills passed by the senate ncluded By senate committee on hlgh Tum to roso t Column IB Followed The law requiring preferencetd Iowa products is followed by the University of Iowa purchasing de partment Prank E Humeston pur chasing agent testified at the leg islative investigation today evett tlio the practice may be slightly less economical He admitted to Attorney Denis Kelleher on cross examination that if it were not for the law purchases might In some cases be made cheaply from outofstate firms Do you understand that made in New York are Iowa pro ducts if sold by Iowa firms in quired Kelleher No Humeston replied Then you are under obligation to favor Iowa bidders in those cases Denies Monopoly Only if we get better prices the purchasing agent answered He Turn o Prise 2 Column 3 Man Slays Girl of 15 Who Refused Escort and Commits Suicide MOUNT PLEASANT April 8 because he was refused an appointment with her Lyle 28 Mount Pleasant yesterday shot and fatally wounded Mary Smith 15 year old high school girl He then shot himself dying several minutes ater You dont realize the lifting poweP of yeast until you compare tha rices of wheat and cctady Gazette IOWA WEATHER Increasing cloudiness prob ably followed by shotverfl in ex treme west portion Wednesday night and Thursday and cen tral and portions Thurs day much cooler Thursday and extreme west portion late Wed nesday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fo 24 hour period ending at 8 ocloclt Vednesday morning Miiximum Tuesday 8t Minimum in Night 41 At 8 A H Wednesday 84 The mercury Tuesday shot to new icights and Wednesday it started ut with an evident intention to go till higher Whereas at 8 oclock Tuesday morning the temperature was 50 at a corresponding hour Wednesday it was 64 Sioux City with a maximum of 84 degrees wat owas warmest point three de frees higher than here The official nstruments at the bet sugar plant north of town recorded a high of 78 At noon Wednesday the mercury stood at 81 Tuesdays maximunj and by 3 oclock It had touched 8T mark ;