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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 10, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HAfUON E R HIS MEM 4 ART OF OWA I ft VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE Ahead Capital and Likely to Come to Blows By CHARLES f STEWART April 10 CPA Labor believes that whenever the cost of living increases e m ployers ought to be willing to in crease their em ployes pay cor responds ngly Otherwise the increase in the cost of i living amounts to a general wage cut Capital believes that i when living costs aecline the workers ouriit to be equally willing to accept a cor responding reduction in wages Capital in the past has cut pay promptly when living costs have de clined In fact Jabor has com plained of a constant tendency on the part of employers to overem phasize all downward swings in the graph while ignoring those in an upward direction e TN 1915 Henry Ford evolved a new theory in favor of which the old capitalistic theory virtualy was scrapped and stayed scrapped until recently The Ford theory it really wag the brain child of the present Senator James Couzens of Michigan but Ford got all the credit for it is that it is good business for the employer to keep increasing wages regardless of the cost of living that the em ploye after a is the employers best ci itomer hence that the more prosperous the employe is the more prosperous his employer will be by reason of the formers increased buying power It took captains of industry a lit tle while fully to assimilate this ar gument but once they had done so they appeared to fall for It 100 per cent 2M keM ita owj1 during the Tnnt to Pago 2 Column THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAJIS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FEIDAY APEIL HOME EDITION UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICENQ 128 NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 128 T T v m University In vestig NONWORKERS IN CHICAGO HUNTED Cermak Fires 2000 Holding Temporary Jobs Under Thompson CHICAGO April 10 check of all city hall departments was way today by Mayor Anton J Cermak to find employes whose services could be disposed ot by Chicagos new administration This action followed an order is sed yesterday for the dismissal of more than 2000 city employes who held temporary appointments un der William Hale Thompson de feated candidate for mayor At the same time Cermak shortly after taking the oath of of fice issued an order to the city treasurer to honor any vouch ers for temporary employes until it can be proved they worked for their money and political work does not count TJnder present conditions he said unless actual savings can be affected it will be difficult to carry on the business of the city for the rest of the year Among appointments announced ny the new administration was that of Dr Hugh O Jones Cermaks persona physician to be acting health commissioner He succeeds Dr Arnold H Kegel JESSUP REVIEWS HISTORY OF GIFT BYROCKEFELLER President Points Out Advantages of Iowa System BULLETIN DBS MOINES April 10 Walter A Jessup oj tno University of Iowa de mnd today to Hie Investigating committee that he knew of the existence of the Belting ath letic slush fund for some time after it was created MOINES April 10 V agreement was reached today to close hearings in the University of Iowa legislative investigation Saturday noon Denis Kelleher attorney for the committee and Emmet Tinley counsel for the state board of edu cation expressed the belief they could finish taking testimony by that time Senator H B Carroll chairman of the probe committee later corroborated their statement The report of the committee therefore would be expected early next week It must be submitted to both houses of the legislature be fore their final adjournment Jessup on Stand President Walter A Jessup dur ing examination by Kelleher this morning reviewed the steps by which Rockefeller funds were ob tained for the newmedical building PORTUGAL MOVES TO PUT DOWN REVOLT to End Saturday Noon inrstiMVatlSHal bank of Iowa City vybuld not accept the money for de posit at the usual 2 per cent in terest Kelleher than questioned the president about the division of the board of educations authority I do not know of any other state Jessup said which gives a of education such widespread powers as in Iowa Our system prevents confusion and I know of no other state that has made such a success Growth of Law Jessup pointed out that the boards development has been par allel to the growth of common law in that few specific duties were placed upon it He explained the re lationship of tie finance committee to the board but declared that the Turn to 2 Column Scout Rallies Planned HTBBING Minn April 10 Headwaters Area Boy Scouts will told the first of a series of rallies by scouts of this district in the local Memorial building on April 24 AUNT NET By Robert Quilten I dont know whether men have stopped chawin or whether you just cant tell so easy since they quit wearin whiskers GOVERN BEHIND GUARDED WALLS Portuguese President Fears Uprising of Rebels on Mainland LISBON Portugal April 10 General Cannon a and members of his cabinet today con ducted the Portuguese government from within the third artillery bar racks a virtual fortress protected by barbed wire entanglements machine gun and artillery emplace ments Troops guarded public buildings and occupied strategic points in Lisbon and Oporto in an obvious effort to prevent spreading to the mainland of the revolt which has overturned the Lisbon authority in Madeira and yesterday flared in the Azores another East Atlantic Island group belonging to Portugal News of the Azores revolt wa contained in cablegrams received by the premier one announcing that the Azores had decided to sev er relations with Lisbon A similar cablegram was received from San Miguel largest of the groups nim islands Despite these developments an official bulletin stated that all was quiet In the colonies and islands ex I cept in Madeira An official statement said 30 per sons were arrested in a roundup of antigovernment plotters yesterdav among them the two former cabi net minister Dr Luno Simeon and Dr Brlce Camacho British Force Lands FUNCHAL Madeira April 9 Iff force from the British cruiser London sent to Fimcha whan the revolt on this Island broko out last weekend was landed hera today The population received the offi cers and men enthusiastically and the civil governor of tho islanri wrote a warm letter of friendship to the captain of the vessel which is charged with protection of British nationals and property in the event 01 disturbances here Court Hears Suit to Stop BondingVote Road Bond Amend nient gued by Siipp DES MOINES April 10 i Hearing of arguments on the valiu ity of the 5100000000 primary roa bond constitutional amendmen opened today by the Iowa suprem court Harley StippDes Moines attor ney defending the validity of th amendment appeared before th full bench of the court during th morning session and explained th amendment in detail He was questioned closely by th supreme court justices Justices Stevens and Grimm Question Discussed The question whether the amend went should have been divided int two or more amendments giving the people the right to voteon the propositions separately at the spe cial election June 16 came in for considerable discussion Stlpp explained that there are two rules regarding unity of amend ment one the Idaho rule requiring that if the amendment can be di vided into two or more subjects it would be split into separate amend ments to permit voting on the sub jects separately The Iowa rule and that followed m most slates Stipp told the court provides that if the purposes be hind the various clauses of the amendment are the same the amend ment can be presented as a unit Hearing Five attorneys who maintain that the amendment Is unconstitu tional opened the hearing with a review of their arguments Fred H Free Sioux City attorney for S A Haislet who intervened in the case and Haislet both appeared in argu menta against tha amendment Representative Leonard Simmer Uttumwa attorney and one of tho leading opponents of the road bond amendment in the legislature ami A A Herrick and W B Sloan of Des Moines attorneys for H U Mathews of Ottumwa plaintiff in the actionalso presented argu ments Mathews seeks to enjoin Gover nor Dan Turner and G C Green Tnm to rage 2 Column ROGERS MANAGUA Nic April 10Tha president says to Minister Hanna 1 wonderwhat Rogera vrim morous Weiii you know these little small sTnaites occur quite frequently This morn ing just as the reveille bugle was blowing one come and everybody jumped out of bed so now they are going to use a quake Instead o reveille every morning v Here is some divine spark of re lief for the antirprohibltionists Everything in town was destroyed but the schools banks it was an act of Providence at that for the water works were destroyed and all they had to drink was beer The com mandant sent 20marines to pro tect it and with the 100 that was al ready there why they were able to hold it Even a quake has its good points The senate and cabinet run out of own and havent shown up since What Hoover would give for the re cipe Flew today with Major Mit chell head of the air forces of the marines Went all over the bandit country they patrol You have to see this terrible mountainous coun ry to see what these aviators have leen up against I could tell you for week some of the things these aviators have done in this country Now they need money and they need help The popr people just valk about dazed but in addition to money to help feed em and restore ome sort of roof over their heads what I think is needed worse down ere is Chick Sales Yours Longworthon Last Ride to His Old Home To Restifi Cincinnati 61 Fears Ago Markets at a Glance NEW Stocks irregular rails recover from new lows Bonds irregular rails recede Curb irregular covering brines small gains Butter unsettled Foreign exchanges irregular sterling steady CHICAGO Wheat firm bullish weather and foreign buyingof futures Corn firm good cash demand Cattle steady Hojrs steady to lower Grinnell Man Claims He Defended Father in Fight With White MONTEZUMA April 10 efense testimony was expected to e heard again today in the trial of racy Russell of Grinnell charged 1th assault with intent to commit murder as the result of an attack on Warren White Rose Hill farmer Russell testified yesterday he hit White in defense of his father Dick Russell claiming that While at tempted to strike his father with an ax The case was brot here on a change of venue Wallace Beery Takes Up Flight Home After Death of His Mother ST LOUIS April JO lace Beery motion picture player resumed his flight to Los Angeles shortly after 7 a m today Beerv was forced back to the airport here yesterday afternoon by bad weather and upon his return was notified of the death of his mother in Los Angeles AIKEN S Car April 10 rrain beariE the body of Nicholas Longworth speaker of the house left here for Cincinnati this morning at C S T to rest in the city where he was bora 01 years ago The casket was taken from the Home of James Curtis where he died yesterday at 11 a m and placed aboard a special train As the funeral cortege moved thru the citys streets enroute to th railway station hundreds of people stood with bowed heads Business Halted Business was at a standstill The funeral train was due to ar rive In Cincinnati tomorrow morn ing at oclock over the Southern railway Citizens followed the hearse to tile railway station and Mrs Long worth and other members of the family passed thru the streets al most unnoticed to board the train Local pallbearers flower cars and a delegation of Alken citizens followed the hearse Hoover Senas Regrets Among hundreds of messaeeg re ceived by Mrs Longworth was the following My clear Mrs Longworth I am profoundly grieved to lear of the passing of your husband an wish you to know bow deeply Mr Hoover and I sympathize with yo Turn o Fage 1 Column 1 MAGNlDlRFLIES TO WASHINGTON Minister to Canada May Tak UpSt Lawrence Water way Project OTTAWA April 10 Manion Canadian minister of rail canals and Co1Hanford MacNIder United States minister to Canada left by plane today for Washington The purpose of the visit was not disclosed but it gave rise to reports that there migit be a discussion at the capital on the St Lawrence waterway project Stever Denies Fraud in His Cattle Deals in Trial at Fairfield FAIRFIELD April 10 iteration of denials that he made fraudulent cattle deals was expect ed today from John B Stever as he continued on the witness stand in his trial on charges of conspiracy to cheat by false pretenses The state alleges that the cattle shown to the Illinois buyers were not the same as exhibited at Fair field charging those shipped were of an inferior quality ASKED FOR RANSOM OF WISCONSIN MAN Near Beer Brewer Told to Come to Hotel Disappears Wts April 10 Fred J Blumer 50 a Monroe bear and former president of the Wisconsin Brewers association today apparently was in the hands of kidnapers who were demanding 5150000 for bis release Blumer whose friends described flim as not rich enough to meet such a demand disappeared last eight after he had Tcft his home to Keep an appointment with a man who telephoned him requesting Blumer to meet him and another man at a local hotel Later he in tended to attend a meeting of the directors of the Monroe Country The missing man failed to ap pear at the club and so far as could Be learned did not enter the hotel leading the authorities to believe bis abductors forced their wav into his automobile near the hostelry Ransom Demanded His disappearance was followed oy an anonymous telephone call HI in which a mai notified R C Wells of the ransom oemand Wells and Charles Strock are owners of the R company of which Blumer Is president the clU came from Rock tord it was representedas havinn Blumer is safe aaid the bailer e will not be hurt if we get S150 J Tell his wife not to worry and come yourself to Freeport You find Blumers car parked here of Solnff to Freeport Wells notified Sheriff Myron West who left immediately with the miss ing mans brother Jacob vho sought the help of Illinois officers in an effort to rescue the victim Manager of Chain Blumers company has been seek ing to introduce1 a nearbeer pro duct in Rockford 111 and it was believed by his friends that Blumer thot the telephone call summoning Turn o PoM folamn ELINORSMl CLAIMS RECORD Instrument Sent to Capital to Decide Height Made by Aviatrix NEW YORK April 10 sealed instrument was sent to Washington today to determine if Miss Elinor Smith 19 has the alti ude record for women flyers Flying above Manhattan yester day the temperature 18 degrees be low zero and a small iceberg around her chin she watched the altimeter on the instalment board register 32500 feetslighUy more than six miles The present record of 28418 feet now onlya month old is held by Ruth Nichols Until Miss Nichols made her flight a month ago Miss Smith held the altitude record for women as well as the record for endurance flying TO BATTLE HOOVER Describing himself as wet and nntiHoovcr former Senator Joseph L Franco of Maryland above republican has tossed his hat Into tho presidential ring Fnince was ono of tho senuto Irreconcilables who opposed our entry into tho league of nations Republican leaders sny Hoover will bo re nominated by acclamation REFIGHTS BILL APPROVED BY HOUSE CUTS LEVY5 PER CENT Elliott Bill Goes Thru Upper House by 29 to 1 8 Vote X By CHARLES V WARKEN MOINES April 10 The wn 5 per cent tax reduction bill which already had received house approval was passed bv the senate today 29 to IS districts in 1931 and 1832 to reduce their rates so that the total raised will be 5 per cent less than in the 1930 levy The bill was sponsored in the louse by Representative Frank W illicit of Scott Members of the in terim tax committee calculated it would affect a reduction of several ulllion dollars a year in expendi Rcply to People Speakers in belialf of the plan to day saw jt l3 reply to a mandate of the people that taxes be reduced It was maintained that this was the only measure introduced in the pres ent session to reduce expenditures altho both houses have disposed of a number of bills to raise additional axes Senator E X Wenner Black Hawk said that the only way to reduce taxes is to cut the expcndi ure of public funds He spoke for he bill contending it would havo Ills effect In the lengthy discussion of the bill today the second oE its consid eration in the upper branch it was argue that It would work a hard dltu m districts lmvinS fixed expea Adopt Amendments The BILL QUESTIONS Lopped From Appropriation for University By JOHN T niiLui MOINES April 10 1 After spending three days in consideration of the biennial ap Jroprlations bill as a committee of he whole the house today refought the issue when the measure came ip for final action The members lopped 5105500 from the appropriation which they had previously approved for the University of Iowa This cut comes from the allotment for educational purposes which the house boosted from 53000000 to 3310000 over the appropriations committees rec ommendation It also reversed itself on the ap propriation for Oakdalc sanitarium by approving an item of for a nurses home This was stricken by the senate and not considered by thehouse as a com mittee of the whole by Van Buren The fight for reduction of the appropriation for the University of Iowa was led by Representative G J Van Buren Jones Chairman of the appropriations committee Ho said the proposed reduction in the item for educational pur poses amounted to 5 per cent which was In line with the Elliott tax re duction bill He maintained the hardships o As amended by the house and sen ate the bill would permit the budget director to make exceptions in case of emergency or where good cause la shown Senator A B Blackford Van Buren said the bill was born in the heat of conflict over the Income tax bill and referred to It ns a mere gesture contending that it would not have the desired effect of re ducing expenditures Senator G W Patterson Kos suth also spoke against the meas ure Clurk Votes No The senate defeated an amend ment by Senator C A Benson Clayton to further restrict the ap plication to school districts The vote was 11 to 26 An amendment to fix the date for adjournment of the legislature for Saturday April 18 has been filed yy Senators C F Clark E W Clark and O E Gundcrson It changes he date from April 15 as fixed in a concurrent resolution which has been passed by the house Those opposing the Elliott bill were 18 Benson Blackford Car den Clark of Ccrro Gordo Clear man Cochrane Cooney Coykendall Doraji Frailoy Hagcr Ickis Kent Patterson Quirk Stanley Topping nnd Wilson Torn to Column Says Husband Sharpened Knife Before Retiring Mrs Christensen Former Garner Man for Divorce DETROIT April night just before bedtime Christ ff Chrlstinsen formerly of Garner Iowa would retire to the kitctten and there for a full hour sharpen ils butcher knife his wife Chris ma charged in her suit for divorce lied in circuit court here today hristensen was employed on the construction of a new theater at Garner and left about a week aeo or Glendale Mich Often she alleged he would follow hat pastime by leaving the house o gamble the n0ht away Extreme niolty and nonsupport are the peclflc charges in Mrs Chrlstin ens bill Once she sets forth he eat and kicked her Often she says he ordered her to get out and stay out of their home Mm Christlnsen determined to leave her husband according to her bill when she charged he sent their youngest child Anfrcd 7 to Den mark without letting her know or even allowing her to bid the bov goodbye y furthcr contended that she has been compelled to work thruotit her married life in order to support herself and the children The couple was married Nov 12 1920 in Jemd Denmark and sep arated June 19 1929 They have two children Anfred 7 and Car rie 9 Mrs Chrlstinsen has petitioned he court for the custody of the children and for permanent ali mony She has also applied for an injunction restraining the defendant from molesting her during the nen dancy of the suit Youth on Probation in Iowa Held in Chicago CHICAGO April 30 Monthey 17 who told police he was on probation from a conviction nt Cedar Rapids Town of a violation of the Dyer act was arrested yes tcrday as a suspect in recent auto mobiles robberies here IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Friday night nnd Satiinlnj Cooler Saturday nnd In tho extreme northwest portion Friday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday o Minimum in Night 37 At8Ani Friday 53 ;